SATURDAY 24 OCTOBER 2020

SAT 00:00 Bruce Bedford - The Gibson (b007js93)
Episode 5
Saul and Elise make a grim discovery in the nursing home.
Bruce Bedford's time-hopping supernatural thriller serial set in, and under, Bath.
Robert Glenister .... Saul Judd
Sharon Duce .... Elise Judd
Freddie Jones .... The Scribe
Kate Binchy .... The Scribe's Wife
Timothy West .... Selwyn Fist
Zoe Hicks .... Miss Dewhurst
Katy Carmichael .... Tracky
Constance Chapman .... Haensel Sethria
Bill Bellamy .... Leaflet Man
Original music composed by Thomas Johnson.
Music realised by Robin Lever.
Special effects: Dick Mills (Radiophonic Workshop)
Directed at BBC Bristol by Andy Jordan
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1992.
SAT 00:30 Off the Page (b007wh27)
Neither a Borrower Nor a Lender Be
Dominic Arkwright, William Leith, Rosie Millard and Terence Blacker discuss debt and lending to your friends. From August 2007.
SAT 01:00 Edward Boyd - Curlew in Autumn (m000nwf5)
5. Dungrennan Bay
Peter Calman’s investigation is hampered when he runs into police superintendent Bullivant. Scottish thriller with David Ashton.
Peter Calman …. David Ashton
Dunsmore …. Gregor Fisher
Douglas …. Robert Paterson
Receptionist …. Tamara Kennedy
Walter Hansford …. Ronald Aitken
Bullivant …. Arthur Boland
Brill / Clerk …. Finlay Welsh
Directed by Patrick Rayner
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1984.
SAT 01:30 Hercule Poirot (b007jly9)
Murder in Mesopotamia
Episode 5
Determined to pinpoint the American starlet's killer, the Belgian sleuth invites everyone on his list of suspects to a picnic.
The gripping conclusion of Agatha Christie's whodunit starring John Moffatt as Hercule Poirot.
Dramatised by Michael Bakewell
Hercule Poirot …. John Moffatt
Coleman …. David Jarvis
Captain Maitland …. Richard Todd
Mrs Mercado …. Elaine Claxton
Sheila Reilly …. Cathy Sara
Dr Reilly …. Norman Rodway
Dr Leidner …. William Franklyn
Richard Carey …. Gavin Muir
Amy Leatheran …. Becky Hindley
Producer: Enyd Williams
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1994.
SAT 02:00 The Personality Test (b00n02yq)
Series 2
Claire Rayner
Agony aunt Claire Rayner quizzes a panel about herself.
With Sue Perkins, Lucy Porter, Will Smith and Robin Ince.
Series with changing hosts who quiz the panel.
Script by Richard Turner and Simon LIttlefield
Devised and produced by Aled Evans.
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2007.
SAT 02:30 Ballylenon (b007k4qt)
Series 1
Episode 3
Vera's eavesdropping days are threatened by the Irish town's new automatic telephone exchange.
Series set in the sleepy town of Ballylenon, Co Donegal, in 1953, before the days of mass tourism and proper plumbing in every home. Written by Christopher Fitz-Simon.
Starring TP McKenna as Phonsie Doherty, Margaret D'Arcy as Muriel McConkey, Stella McCusker as Vera McConkey, Aine McCartney as Vivienne Boal, John Hewitt as Guard Gallagher, Anna Manahan as Peg Sweeney, Kevin Flood and Robert Patterson.
Music arranged and performed by Stephanie Hughes
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1994.
SAT 03:00 RD Blackmore - Lorna Doone (b00sp1f1)
Episode 3
When Lorna is taken to London, John fears he’s lost her forever. Meanwhile Carver Doone has murderous plans....
Conclusion of RD Blackmore’s popular and enduring romance set on 17th-century Exmoor.
Starring David Schofield as John Ridd, Alison Pettit as Lorna Doone, Janet Dale as Mother, Kim Durham as Carver Doone, Graham Padden as Jeremy Stickles, Cornelius Garrett as Tom Faggus, Sunny Ormonde as Lizzie Ridd, Katherine Mount as Annie Ridd, Susan Jeffrey as Gwenny, David Perks as Charlie Doon, Graham Colclough as Counsellor Doone and Jonathan Wyatt as King James.
Dramatised by Barry Letts.
Directed at BBC Pebble Mill by Brian Lighthill.
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2010.
SAT 04:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m000nmkl)
Presenters recommend their favourite podcasts and speak to the people who make them.
SAT 05:00 Jack & Millie (b0b9yw79)
Series 1
Death & The Maven
When Film Club Leo dies suddenly, Jack and Millie have to make a choice between good behaviour and cheesecake, in this comedy about an older couple trying to grapple with an elusive name, a missing Bette Midler, a rogue knish and a married lifetime's-worth of verbal sparring.
So Millie's son Melvin has given her a new tablet with a voice recorder?
So suddenly Jack and Millie have decided to record everything that happens to them? And for this, we should be grateful?
Well Yes! Because this is a new comedy show written by Jeremy Front (writer of the Charles Paris mysteries for Radio 4) and starring Jeremy Front and Rebecca Front as Jack and Millie Lemman, an older couple who are fully engaged with contemporary life while being at war with the absurdities of the modern world.
Written by Jeremy Front
Produced by David Tyler
A Pozzitive production for BBC Radio 4.
SAT 05:30 Love in Recovery (m0001xtf)
Series 3
The Coat
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 this second episode, Julie has a bone to pick with Danno, and Andy has finally met a woman – but she’s not all she seems.

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
Alice..... Aimee-Ffion Edwards

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

A King Bert production for BBC Radio 4
SAT 06:00 John Fletcher - Contraband (b04pl6n0)
A troop of hussars led by Captain Reynolds, encounter a proud, African warrioress by the name of Queen Ibanda.
Starring John Nettles and Adjoa Andoh.
John Fletcher's 18th century swashbuckling adventure about power, politics, revengeful murder - and passionate love.
Captain Reynolds …. John Nettles
Ibanda …. Adjoa Andoh
Sergeant …. Stephen Tomlin
Lord Shelborne …. Roger Hume
Bown …. David Holt
Lukins …. Jonathan Wyatt
Macendrick …. John Telfer
Viggars …. David Stevens
Anna …. Janet Dale
Jack …. Richard Pearce
With Jonathan Milton, Simon Carter, Andy Hockley, Gerry Hinks and Judy Bridgland
Music composed and performed by Martin Allcock with Simon Nicol.
Directed at BBC Pebble Mill by Nigel Bryant.
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1993.
SAT 07:30 Great Lives (b068w44x)
Series 37
Frances Crook on Barbara Castle
Prison reformer Frances Crook chooses campaigning Labour politician, Barbara Castle.
She was the reforming transport minister who couldn't drive, the childless woman who changed lives for mothers by paying Child Benefit directly to them, the passionate Labour cabinet minister who didn't become the first female Prime Minister but perhaps paved the way for the Conservative woman who did.
Matthew Parris explores the life of Barbara Castle with his guest Frances Crook, the Chief Executive of the Howard League for Penal Reform, and Roy Hattersley, who worked with Barbara Castle in the 1960s, is their expert witness.
Producer Christine Hall
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2015.
SAT 08:00 Dilemma (b01rgj1n)
Series 2
Episode 6
Sue Perkins puts Miles Jupp, Isa Guha, Annie Nightingale and Sarah Kendall through the moral and ethical wringer.
Amongst the dilemmas facing the panel, Sue asks BBC Radio 1 DJ Annie whether she'd sell embarrassing recordings of media mogul, Rupert Murdoch.
Devised by Danielle Ward.
Producer: Ed Morrish.
SAT 08:30 North East of Eden (b01g97mq)
Voyage of the Bobby Vee
Marcia joins in with local activities on the remote island, but Mrs Peevis isn't happy with the new addition to her lifeboat team.
Rebecca Front and Joan Sims stars in Peter Kerry's sitcom about a GP living on Paradise Island off the coast of Northumbria.
Doctor Marcia Hulme …. Rebecca Front
Auntie Annie …. Joan Sims
Mrs Peevis …. Jean Southern
Hjorst …. Niall Ashdown
Joseph …. James Garbutt
William …. Sammy Johnson
Ralph Gates …. 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 (b007wv2m)
Origins
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. Over four extended episodes they survey broadcast comedy from its origins before and during the Second World War to the laughs (and groans) of the internet age. And they select their favourite moments.
Programme 1. Origins - The Real Comedy Controllers take us back to the stars of Variety and the entertainers of World War II, the men and women (though largely men) who entertained us through the dark days of conflict and the drab times of austerity and rationing. Episodes featured include:
* ITMA - It's That Man Again (Victory Edition).
Tommy Handley's gang celebrate victory in Europe, as broadcast on 10th May 1945.
* The Goon Show - "The Phantom Head Shaver (of Brighton)"
As baldness breaks out in Brighton, is there a connection to a glut of cheap tobacco? From October 1954.
* The Navy Lark - "The Multiple Mines"
A drunken night out sparks chaos when an old mine used as a collection box is set adrift. From May 1959
* Hancock's Half Hour - "Sunday Afternoon At Home"
Bored and miserable, the lad tries to decide what to do. From April 1958
Series Producers: Paul Kobrak and Dixi Stewart.
Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra, first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra in 2017.
SAT 12:00 My Favorite Husband (m000nwds)
April Fool’s Day
Who planted the lipstick covered handkerchief in George Cooper's pocket?
Lucille Ball and Richard Denning star as Liz and George. Vintage US comedy from 1949.
SAT 12:30 The Goon Show (b007jnm5)
Series 7
The Great Bank Robbery
All set for the Long Distance Bass Drum Race, Neddie Seagoon is duped into villainy. Stars Spike Milligan. From November 1956.
SAT 13:00 Hercule Poirot (b007jlw5)
Murder in Mesopotamia
Episode 1
The Belgian detective heads to Iraq in Agatha Christie's tale of angst and archaeology.
Written by Agatha Christie and dramatised by Michael Bakewell.
Hercule Poirot …. John Moffatt
Louise Leidner …. Dorothy Tutin
Dr Leidner …. William Franklyn
Amy Leatheran …. Becky Hindley
Dr Reilly …. Norman Rodway
Coleman …. David Jarvis
Sheila Reilly …. Cathy Sara
Miss Johnson …. Elizabeth Spriggs
Father Lavigny …. John Hartley
Richard Carey …. Gavin Muir
Mrs Mercado …. Elaine Claxton
Mercado …. Neville Jason
Producer: Enyd Williams
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1994.
SAT 13:30 Hercule Poirot (b007jlwq)
Murder in Mesopotamia
Episode 2
When a glamorous American starlet is found strangled, the Belgian sleuth has a hotel full of suspects to investigate.
Agatha Christie's whodunit stars John Moffatt as Hercule Poirot.
Hercule Poirot …. John Moffatt
Coleman …. David Jarvis
Amy Leatheran …. Becky Hindley
Miss Johnson …. Elizabeth Spriggs
Mrs Mercado …. Elaine Claxton
Emmott …. Peter Whitman
Dr Leidner …. William Franklyn
Dr Reilly …. Norman Rodway
Louise Leidner …. Dorothy Tutin
Father Lavigny …. John Hartley
Captain Maitland …. Richard Todd
Dramatised by Michael Bakewell.
Producer: Enyd Williams
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1994.
SAT 14:00 Hercule Poirot (b007jlx8)
Murder in Mesopotamia
Episode 3
Suspects-a-plenty, along with witchcraft and a secret love-letter for the Belgian sleuth to investigate.
Agatha Christie's whodunit stars John Moffatt as Hercule Poirot.
Hercule Poirot …. John Moffatt
Richard Carey …. Gavin Muir
Amy Leatheran …. Becky Hindley
Dr Reilly …. Norman Rodway
Dr Leidner …. William Franklyn
Sheila Reilly …. Cathy Sara
Miss Johnson …. Elizabeth Spriggs
Dramatised by Michael Bakewell.
Producer: Enyd Williams
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1994.
SAT 14:30 Hercule Poirot (b007jlxs)
Murder in Mesopotamia
Episode 4
With sound alibis proven for the main suspects, the Belgian sleuth makes a chance discovery in a nearby cove...
Agatha Christie's whodunit stars John Moffatt as Hercule Poirot.
Dramatised by Michael Bakewell
Hercule Poirot …. John Moffatt
Mrs Mercado …. Elaine Claxton
Emmott …. Peter Whitman
Mercado …. Neville Jason
Amy Leatheran …. Becky Hindley
Carl Reiter …. Tom Bevan
Dr Leidner …. William Franklyn
Miss Johnson …. Elizabeth Spriggs
Father Lavigny …. John Hartley
Richard Carey …. Gavin Muir
Producer: Enyd Williams
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1994.
SAT 15:00 Hercule Poirot (b007jly9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 01:30 today]
SAT 15:30 A Good Read (b00w7btw)
Timothy West and Amanda Craig
Sue MacGregor presents her final edition of A Good Read in front of an audience at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre. Sue's guests are the actor Timothy West and novelist Amanda Craig. They discuss a play by RC Sherriff and novels by Sebastian Faulks and Irene Nemirovsky.
Books discussed:
A Week in December by Sebastian Faulks
Publ. Vintage
Journey's End by R C Sherriff
Publ. Penguin Modern Classics
The Dogs and the Wolves by Irene Nemirovsky, Sandra Smith (Translator)
Publ. Vintage
Producer: Sara Davies
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2010.
SAT 16:00 John Fletcher - Contraband (b04pl6n0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]
SAT 17:30 Great Lives (b068w44x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]
SAT 18:00 Mike Walker - Omega (b007jl75)
Building what is destined to be the world's tallest tower, civil engineer John Stone comes to question his very existence.
Mike Walker’s fascinating vision of the near future.
John Stone..........................David Calder
Kate........................................Penelope Wilton
Louise....................................Helen Longworth
Brandt...................................Philip Voss
Dr Mary Brown..................Sarah Jane-Holm
Harry.....................................Karl Prekopp
Music composed and played by David Chiltern
Director: Gordon House
First broadcast on the BBC World Service in 2002.
SAT 19:00 The Real Comedy Controllers: The Things That Made Us Laugh (b007wv2m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]
SAT 22:00 Think the Unthinkable (b01mtkqn)
Series 4
Be Happy
The bumbling management consultants grapple with physical perfection for Phil's gym. Stars Marcus Brigstocke. From October 2005.
SAT 22:30 The Lawrence Sweeney Mix (b008tnzk)
Series 2
Episode 1
Josie Lawrence and Jim Sweeney make it up as they go along in an improvised sketch show driven by suggestions from the studio audience and with a loose grip on reality.
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2008.
SAT 23:00 State of the Nations (b085xcfk)
Wales
In this episode, star of BBC3's Josh and Radio 4 News Quiz regular Elis James visits The Lyric theatre in his home town of Carmarthen where he is joined by Tudur Owen, Mike Bubbins and Kiri Pritchard-McLean to hear their thoughts on Wales and Welshness.
The full series was originally broadcast on BBC Radio 4.
Producer: Richard Morris
A BBC Studios Production.
SAT 23:30 The Mary Whitehouse Experience (b045g6s9)
Series 4
Episode 9
Christmas panto season already? Oh yes it is, say Hugh Dennis, Steve Punt, Robert Newman and David Baddiel. From December 1990.


SUNDAY 25 OCTOBER 2020

SUN 00:00 Mike Walker - Omega (b007jl75)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]
SUN 01:00 Guy Meredith - Spring Forward, Fall Back (b0084sgw)
Divorcee plumber Maggie Johnson lives in a small Derbyshire village.
One day a stranger arrives and changes her life.
Guy Meredith's romantic, bitter-sweet comedy.
Maggie ...... Samantha Spiro
Dennis ...... Neil Dudgeon
Ted ...... Stephen Moore
Paul ...... Jonathan Forbes
Mark ...... Andrew Harrison
Producer: Cherry Cookson
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2003.
SUN 01:00 Hercule Poirot (b007jlw5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Saturday]
SUN 01:30 Hercule Poirot (b007jlwq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:30 on Saturday]
SUN 02:00 Hercule Poirot (b007jlx8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Saturday]
SUN 02:30 Hercule Poirot (b007jlxs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Saturday]
SUN 03:00 Hercule Poirot (b007jly9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 01:30 on Saturday]
SUN 03:30 A Good Read (b00w7btw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:30 on Saturday]
SUN 04:00 John Fletcher - Contraband (b04pl6n0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]
SUN 06:00 Hercule Poirot (b007jlw5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Saturday]
SUN 06:30 Hercule Poirot (b007jlwq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:30 on Saturday]
SUN 07:00 Hercule Poirot (b007jlx8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Saturday]
SUN 07:30 Hercule Poirot (b007jlxs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Saturday]
SUN 08:00 Hercule Poirot (b007jly9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 01:30 on Saturday]
SUN 08:30 All Gas and Gaiters (b007jp5l)
Only Three Can Play
The Bishop, Archdeacon and Bishop's Chaplain regularly enjoy their own board game of imaginary railway journeys - until Noote gets distracted by an attractive neighbour...
Clerical comedy starring Robertson Hare as the Archdeacon, William Mervyn as the Bishop, Derek Nimmo as Bishop's Chaplain - the Reverend Mervyn Noote and John Barron as the Dean. With Elizabeth Proud as Christine.
The ecclesiastical sitcom started life as a TV pilot in Comedy Playhouse, ahead of a run on BBC1 from 1966 to 1971. Selected scripts were revised and re-recorded for radio.
Written and adapted by husband-and-wife team, Pauline Devaney and Edwin Apps.
Producer: David Hatch.
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1971.
SUN 09:00 Much Binding in the Marsh (b008gzwf)
From 28/08/1953
Stop Press! The Weekly Bind newspaper brings you gardening from Mr Mulch and poetry from Patience Gush.
Starring Kenneth Horne and Richard 'Stinker' Murdoch.
With Sam Costa, Maurice Denham and Dora Bryan.
Much Binding in the Marsh ran from 1944 to 1954 initially set at a remote RAF station before being converted to a country club and later the action moved to a newspaper. (The show also ran for a season with commercial breaks on Radio Luxembourg).
Written by Richard Murdoch and Kenneth Horne.
Music from the BBC Men’s Chorus and the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinovitz.
Producer: Leslie Bridgemont
First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in August 1953.
SUN 09:30 Millport (b0076bn3)
Series 3
Progressive Rock
There's much excitement on the Isle of Cumbrae over a make-over for Millport from a national newspaper.
Irene fears the worst and worries the town's unique charm will be ruined by nosy media-meddlers. Is now really the time for her to leave?
Bittersweet comedy written by and starring Lynn Ferguson as 30-something barmaid Irene Bruce, who hankers after a better life on the mainland.
With Janet Brown as Agnes / Moira, Lewis McLeod as Alberto / Ferryman / Robert the dog / Morris, Gabriel Quigley as Ena / Bunty, Robert Paterson as the Minister /Bob and Kenneth Bryans as Dougie.
Producer: Lucy Bacon
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2002.
SUN 10:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m000nv8t)
Small Screen Stars
Saeed Jaffrey
In Britain, he was best known for his appearances in My Beautiful Laundrette, The Chess Players and The Jewel in the Crown. In India he was a megastar who couldn't walk the streets without being mobbed.
Actor Saeed Jaffrey traces a career which has taken him from India, to New York, to London and back home to India. Beginning with his childhood as the son of a brilliant mimic, he describes his early struggles to establish himself before going on to work with some of the biggest names in the business. Whilst working as a sales assistant in Harrods, he spotted his friend Ingrid Bergman and pretended to be a customer like her.
Favourite track: Hobo Blues by John Lee Hooker
Book: Complete Works by Mirza Ghalib
Luxury: Case of Black Label and Dom Perignon
Presenter Sue Lawley
Producer Laura Parfitt
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1997.
SUN 10:45 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b011ppq4)
Series 2
Nectar
The beautiful thick, sweet and luscious tasting delicacy of honey is one of the world's natural goodies. Indigenous peoples from all over the world will go to great lengths to get the honey from wild bees - and for most of us less connected to the natural world, we love this product of bees bought from the shop.
Honey is nectar and David Attenborough poignantly points out this "was the first bribe in nature..." - it evolved one hundred million years ago with the flowering plants and drove the evolutionary relationship between animals and plants.
Written and presented by Sir David Attenborough.
Producer: Julian Hector.
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2011.
SUN 11:00 The Moth Radio Hour (m0001f2q)
Series 8
Squeaky Wheels
True stories told live in in the USA: Jenifer Hixson introduces stories about people and things that flash into our lives.
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 (b06tktbv)
Carly Simon
Singer-songwriter Carly Simon chooses 'Something Wonderful' from The King and I, and 'How Can I Tell You' by Cat Stevens.
SUN 12:00 Poetry Extra (m000lzmb)
Mother Tongue - Bodies in Motion
Daljit Nagra revisits the BBC's poetry archive and selects episode one of Mother Tongue a globe-trotting poetry series.
Poet Helen Mort explores exciting voices from around the world. This week, she hears poetry in Arabic, German and Spanish while thinking about the phrase 'Bodies in Motion': seeing how movement, through space and time, filters through the work of some very different poets.
Helen Mort travels to Paris to meet Syrian poet Golan Haji. He's drawn inspiration from many sources, including Bill Viola's video art and a pet ram. Being multilingual, for him, every piece of writing is an act of translation. They meet up with veteran American poet and translator Marilyn Hacker, to hear her version of a Haji poem and talk about the friendship struck up through this translation partnership.
A journey to the centre of the Earth; watching the Berlin Wall fall on a badly tuned TV; and a futuristic German language, have all inspired poems by the compelling German poet and performer, Ulrike Almut Sandig. She tells Helen Mort about her early political 'guerrilla poetry' project, 'eyemail', which found her pasting poems onto lampposts, and its live performance equivalent, which she calls, 'earmail'.
Exploring the fascinating process of translating a poem into another language, Helen Mort takes part in a poetry translation workshop at the Poetry Translation Centre in London. In this case, the original Spanish language poem is by Cuban poet Legna Rodriguez, about her experience of moving from Cuba to Miami. Progressing from the line-by-line literal translation towards a version made collectively, involves discussions on cliché and idioms - and on nuances of the noun 'sofa bed'!
A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.
First broadcast in 2017.
SUN 12:30 Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! (b06ts1kz)
Series 2
Winemaker
When Milton finally decides to empty his bins he accidentally makes both a delicious sparkling wine and a deadly enemy.
Mention Milton Jones to most people and the first thing they think is 'Help!'. Because each week, Milton, and his trusty assistant Anton (played by Milton regular, Tom Goodman-Hill) set out to help people and soon find they're embroiled in a new adventure. Because when you're close to the edge, then Milton can give you a push.
"Milton Jones is one of Britain's best gagsmiths with a flair for creating daft yet perfect one-liners." - The Guardian.
"King of the surreal one-liners." - The Times
"If you haven't caught up with Jones yet - do so!" - The Daily Mail
Written by Milton with James Cary (Bluestone 42, Miranda), and Dan Evans (who co-wrote Milton's Channel 4 show House Of Rooms) the man they call "Britain's funniest Milton", returns to the radio with a fully-working cast and a shipload of new jokes.
The cast includes regulars Tom Goodman-Hill (Spamalot, Mr. Selfridge) as the ever-faithful Anton, Josie Lawrence and Ben Willbond (Horrible Histories).
With music by Guy Jackson.
Produced and directed by David Tyler
A Pozzitive production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in January 2016.
SUN 13:00 Barry Humphries: Gladdies All Over (b05xwsnj)
Kathy Lette celebrates Barry Humphries. An interesting, inspiring, true creative, treasured for his outrageous characters, acerbic wit and sharp tongue. Humphries has collaborated with some of the most revered creative minds of the last century.
The man himself is a considered intellectual with a life immersed in music, literature and arts. For his delivery of Dadaist and absurdist humour to millions, biographer Anne Pender described Humphries as not only "the most significant theatrical figure of our time ... [but] the most significant comedian to emerge since Charlie Chaplin"
In this three-hour compilation, self-styled 'deranged author' Kathy Lette chats to Barry Humphries about his relationship with Sir Les Patterson, Sandy Stone and Dame Edna Everage.
Kathy also introduces rare performances, interviews and programmes from the BBC archive including:
* Barry and Dame Edna's appearances on Front Row, In Tune, Profile, and Nightwave
* Early performances alongside Spike Milligan
* A discussion of working with Emily Perry, who played Dame Edna's bridesmaid Madge.
* Interviews with Dame Edna shortly after her escape from Mooney Ponds.
There's also a look at the people and things that have influenced Humphries' work and life:
* His passion for literature is discussed in Open Book
* His passion for the decadent world of art, music and satire is delved into in Barry Humphries In Weimar.
Produced by Laura Baron
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra in 2015.
SUN 16:00 Dick George - Private Investigator (m000nv8w)
The Case of the Vanishing Vamp
A play in the style of a Hollywood comedy thriller of the 1930s by Sarah Maxwell. PI Dick George is about to get divorced and is on the case of a missing actress Irene Smith. Stars Francis Matthews, Margaret Robertson and Edward de Souza.
CAST:
Dick .... Francis Matthews
Dora ..... Margaret Robertson
Blore, the butler .... Edward de Souza
Pasta, the dog .... Ronald Herdman
Mugsy Moran .... Harry Towb
Loretta Raine .... Liza Ross
Harry Loomis .... Ed Bishop
Jonathan Dane .... Peter Whitman
Marie Celeste ... Nicky Croydon
Central Casting .... Bonnie Hurren
Directed by Glyn Dearman
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1992.
SUN 17:00 Poetry Extra (m000lzmb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 today]
SUN 17:30 Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! (b06ts1kz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 today]
SUN 18:00 HG Wells (b08gw7md)
The War of the Worlds
Part 1
Following sightings of strange explosions on the surface of Mars, Martian ships begin to arrive on Earth. But scientific excitement quickly turns to horror - and a merciless invasion begins.
by HG Wells, dramatised by Melissa Murray
Directed by Marc Beeby
At the time of the novel's writing (first published in 1898), Britain had never been stronger, but a sense of moral queasiness at the methods used in Empire building was growing. This dramatisation highlights the questions Wells poses: What if we were the colonised? How would we fare if a vastly superior technological invader attacked us? How would we behave? This dramatisation also reflects Wells' depiction of late Victorian suburban life and culture, making its domestic heart a poignant and terrifying starting point for an invasion by Martians with their own imperialist agenda, and reflecting the common fear which had emerged in the years approaching the turn of the century - that the apocalypse would come on the last day of 1899.
SUN 19:00 The Moth Radio Hour (m0001f2q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]
SUN 19:50 Inheritance Tracks (b06tktbv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:50 today]
SUN 20:00 Dick George - Private Investigator (m000nv8w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 today]
SUN 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m000nv8t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]
SUN 21:45 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b011ppq4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today]
SUN 22:00 Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! (b06ts1kz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 today]
SUN 22:30 Paperback Hell (m000nv8y)
Series 3
The Tu'penny Ha'penny Heiress
Six chapters, by six different authors. All of them imaginary. All of them straight out of the bestseller charts. None of them very good.
This week: the romantic, North-East based family saga, The Tu'penny Ha'penny Heiress.
Starring Michael Fenton Stevens, Rebecca Front, Mel Hudson, Alex Lowe and Dan Tetsell.
Written by Danny Robins and Dan Tetsell.
Producer: Lucy Armitage
SUN 22:45 Knocker (b008d1f2)
Obselejectivitysence
Market researcher Ian surveys a high-tech future. Sitcom with Neil Edmond and Paula Wilcox. From December 2007.
SUN 23:00 Newsjack (m000nljh)
Series 23
Episode 5
Newsjack is a scrapbook sketch show written entirely by the Great British public. Hosted by Kiri Pritchard-McLean.
SUN 23:30 Clayton Grange (b046kyc7)
Series 2
Episode 2
Anthony Head leads the team thinking the unthinkable in a top-secret institute. This is Clayton Grange, where brilliantly stupid scientists are as rubbish at life as they are at science.
This week Professor Saunders hopes to persuade his elderly aunt to leave her fortune to science. Meanwhile, his team develop a gun powered simply by thought, but no one succeeds in thinking very well.
by Neil Warhurst, with additional material by Paul Barnhill
Produced & directed by Marion Nancarrow.


MONDAY 26 OCTOBER 2020

MON 00:00 HG Wells (b08gw7md)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]
MON 01:00 Barry Humphries: Gladdies All Over (b05xwsnj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Sunday]
MON 04:00 Dick George - Private Investigator (m000nv8w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Sunday]
MON 05:00 Poetry Extra (m000lzmb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 on Sunday]
MON 05:30 Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! (b06ts1kz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 on Sunday]
MON 06:00 Edward Boyd - Curlew in Autumn (m000nvrb)
6. Back to the Cave
Lawyer Peter Calman finds out more about the mysterious Scholl, has a final showdown with Bullivant and tracks hermit Tim Leighton down at last.
Concluding episode of Edward Boyd's thriller set on the Scottish coast.
Peter Calman …. David Ashton
Dunsmore …. Gregor Fisher
Jenny …. Stella Forge
Douglas …. Robert Paterson
Walter Hansford …. Ronald Aitken
Scholl …. Brown Derby
Chief Constable …. John Buick
Bullivant …. Arthur Boland
Leighton …. Tom Criddle
Director Patrick Rayner
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1984.
MON 06:30 Julie Enfield Investigates (b00th9yk)
Terminus
Corpse
When a horrifically mutilated corpse is found on the railway track near the terminus, Detective Superintendent Julie Enfield's hardest job is to identify the victim.
Atmospheric thriller in five parts written by Nick Fisher.
Starring Imelda Staunton as Detective Superintendent Julie Enfield.
Nicholas Farrell ..... DCI Michael Stanley
Charles Simpson ..... DS Kevin Richards
Dominic Letts ..... Terminus
Geoffrey Matthews ..... Julie Enfield's Father)
David Jarvis ..... Jim Stevens
Maggie McCarthy ..... Sarah
Paul Panting ..... Victim
John Evitts ..... Train Driver
Rachel Atkins ..... Passenger
Tom Bevan ..... Police Constable
Producer: Richard Wortley
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1994.
MON 07:00 Rumblings from the Rafters (b07jwt65)
Edible Dormouse and Peacock Butterfly
An Edible Dormouse played by Hugh Dennis and a Peacock Butterfly played by Amanda Abbington reveal the truth about life in an old attic in a house in Amersham in the last of three very funny tales, written and introduced by Lynne Truss, with additional sound recordings by Chris Watson.
The Edible Dormouse is no Common Dormouse. He is Russian and extremely serious-minded. He is obsessed with answering the question, "Why are we here?" both the philosophical question and the literal one. No answer satisfies him. So he has reached his own conclusion, which involves secret agents and a submarine. "I may be rare, cute-looking, and of indisputable foreign origin, but I am not stupid." He is planning a meeting with his fellow Edible Dormice to discuss their next move. He knows this won't be easy. The others think he is mad. Top of the agenda is what they should call themselves. "Imagine how it feels to be one of the only zoological species in existence whose very name says, "Have you ever thought of eating me?"
The Peacock Butterfly is youthful, intelligent, and ever so concerned with being brave and sensible about mortality. Having been born the previous year, she is re-visiting the attic before dying. "I remember when I first came in, I thought hello, this wouldn't be a bad place to pop off, when the time comes." But trying to be brave about her inevitable end is much harder than she expects, "Well, I'm sorry to say that for some completely inexplicable reason I totally lost it at the sycamore! I mean what's wrong with me? " But as she settles down to die, a sudden thought changes everything ...
Edible Dormouse: Hugh Dennis
Peacock Butterfly: Amanda Abbington
Written and introduced by Lynne Truss
Wildlife sound recordings Chris Watson
Producer Sarah Blunt.
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2016.
MON 07:30 Just a Minute (b00qgz7x)
Compilation
Episode 1
Nicholas Parsons chairs the devious word game. Paul Merton and Graham Norton talk about how to pass the time if you're stuck in traffic, and Sue Perkins and Liza Tarbuck debate whether bikers should be clad in leathers or lettuce.
First broadcast in 2010.
MON 08:00 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00whw3w)
Series 5
Episode 11
A stockingless thief, and Shakespeare from Bard to Verse. Songs and sketches with John Cleese and Bill Oddie. From June 1967.
MON 08:30 Harry Worth (m000nwdv)
Thirty Minutes Worth
The Problem
Will Harry be able to help when someone knocks on the door with a problem?
Written by Vince Powell
Starring Harry Worth
With Jacqueline Clarke, Charles Collingwood, Julie Higginson and Sandra Dickinson.
Producer: MIke Craig
First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 1988.
MON 09:00 Foul Play (b00zshr5)
Series 4
Dead as a Parrot
Crime writers Ian Rankin and Stella Duffy try to solve a murder mystery involving footballers and models.
With the help of witnesses played by Maria McErlane and Lee Simpson.
Murder mystery panel game chaired by Simon Brett.
Producer: Liz Anstee
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1998.
MON 09:30 Stockport, So Good They Named It Once (b01nd47b)
Series 2
Roddy
Eddie and Maureen join a book club, and why is Michael so keen to get into work?
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, Romy Baskerville as Yvonne, John Jardine as Roddy and Marsha Thomason as Helena.
Music: Big George
Producer: Neil Mossey
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2000.
MON 10:00 Classic Serial (m00021x9)
W Somerset Maugham - The Razor's Edge
Episode 1
Traumatised young veteran Larry Darrell returns to Chicago after the First World War, but finds it difficult to fit back into society.
To the dismay of his fiancée, Isabel, he heads for Paris, where he embarks on a spiritual quest to find the answers to his many questions.
First published in 1944, W Somerset Maugham’s novel dramatised in two-parts by Ronald Frame.
W Somerset Mauqham ... Nicholas Le Prevost
Larry ... John Light
Isabel ... Megan Dodds
Elliott ... Edward Petherbridqe
Maturin/Brabazon ... David Bannerman
Gray ... Sam Dale
The Swami ... Amerjit Deu
Sophie ... Laurel Lefkow
Mrs Bradley ... Carolyn Pickles
Director: Gaynor MacFarlane
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2005.
MON 11:00 TED Radio Hour (m000nvrd)
Series 7
The Person You Become
A journey through fascinating ideas based on talks by riveting speakers on the TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) stage.
Guy Raz explores how we shed part of our old selves and embrace new ones. How do ideas and experiences change us?
First broadcast in the USA on National Public Radio in 2018.
MON 11:50 Inheritance Tracks (m000nvrg)
Ruby Turner
Soul singer Ruby Turner chooses 'Don't Play That Song' by Aretha Franklin and 'Licence to Kill' by Gladys Knight.
MON 12:00 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00whw3w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]
MON 12:30 Harry Worth (m000nwdv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]
MON 13:00 Edward Boyd - Curlew in Autumn (m000nvrb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]
MON 13:30 Julie Enfield Investigates (b00th9yk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]
MON 14:00 Foul Play (b00zshr5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]
MON 14:30 Stockport, So Good They Named It Once (b01nd47b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]
MON 15:00 Classic Serial (m00021x9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]
MON 16:00 TED Radio Hour (m000nvrd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]
MON 16:50 Inheritance Tracks (m000nvrg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:50 today]
MON 17:00 Rumblings from the Rafters (b07jwt65)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]
MON 17:30 Just a Minute (b00qgz7x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]
MON 18:00 Bruce Bedford - The Gibson (b007js9x)
Episode 6
On the day of the festival, Saul and the Guardians prepare to fight.
Conclusion of Bruce Bedford's time-hopping supernatural thriller serial set in, and under, Bath.
Robert Glenister .... Saul Judd
Sharon Duce .... Elise Judd
Freddie Jones .... The Scribe
Kate Binchy .... The Scribe's Wife
Timothy West .... Selwyn Fist
Zoe Hicks .... Miss Dewhurst
Katy Carmichael .... Tracky
Sam Dastor .... Karim El Hatel
June Barrie .... Chairwoman
Zoe Hicks .... Miss Dewhurst
Melanie Hudson .... Patricia Gwent
Geoffrey Collins .... Control
Phillip Manikum .... Punch
Paul Cresswell .... John
John Adams .... Guardian
Original music composed by Thomas Johnson.
Music realised by Robin Lever.
Special effects: Dick Mills (Radiophonic Workshop)
Directed at BBC Bristol by Andy Jordan
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1992.
MON 18:30 A Good Read (b00y8vk6)
Rebecca Abrams and Matt Ridley
Kate Saunders and her guests - science writer, Matt Ridley and writer, Rebecca Abrams discuss their favourite books by Elizabeth Taylor, Gerald Durrell and Charles Dickens.
A Game of Hide and Seek by Elizabeth Taylor
Publisher: Virago
My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell
Publisher: Puffin
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Publisher: Oxford University Press
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2011.
MON 19:00 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00whw3w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]
MON 19:30 Harry Worth (m000nwdv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]
MON 20:00 Edward Boyd - Curlew in Autumn (m000nvrb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]
MON 20:30 Julie Enfield Investigates (b00th9yk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]
MON 21:00 TED Radio Hour (m000nvrd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]
MON 21:50 Inheritance Tracks (m000nvrg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:50 today]
MON 22:00 Just a Minute (b00qgz7x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]
MON 22:30 The Nick Revell Show (b00cnhys)
Series 2
The Wedding
Preparing for his old flame's nuptials, the writer seethes over the way she dumped him. With Doon MacKichan. From June 1993.
MON 23:00 The News Quiz (m000nm6n)
Series 103
Episode 8
A satirical review of the week's news
MON 23:30 Life: An Idiot's Guide (b01cwrtd)
Series 1
Dishonesty
Stephen K Amos and his pick of the circuit's best stand-ups build an idiot's guide to life. This week Sara Pascoe, Matt Forde, Carey Marx and David O'Doherty offer an idiot's guide to dishonesty.
Produced by Colin Anderson.


TUESDAY 27 OCTOBER 2020

TUE 00:00 Bruce Bedford - The Gibson (b007js9x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]
TUE 00:30 A Good Read (b00y8vk6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]
TUE 01:00 Edward Boyd - Curlew in Autumn (m000nvrb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]
TUE 01:30 Julie Enfield Investigates (b00th9yk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]
TUE 02:00 Foul Play (b00zshr5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]
TUE 02:30 Stockport, So Good They Named It Once (b01nd47b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]
TUE 03:00 Classic Serial (m00021x9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]
TUE 04:00 TED Radio Hour (m000nvrd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Monday]
TUE 04:50 Inheritance Tracks (m000nvrg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:50 on Monday]
TUE 05:00 Rumblings from the Rafters (b07jwt65)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]
TUE 05:30 Just a Minute (b00qgz7x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Monday]
TUE 06:00 The Rivals (b080r360)
Series 4
1. The Clairvoyants
Inspector Lestrade was made to look a fool in the Sherlock Holmes stories. Now he gets his own back, with tales of Holmes' rivals. After his protégé Constance Dunlap saves a woman from drowning, the woman mumbles "this was meant to happen". Lestrade helps Constance investigate her suspicions that this was no accident and that the woman is in mortal danger.
Lestrade ..... James Fleet
Constance .... Susannah Fielding
Mildred .... Olivia Poulet
Mr Forest and Tom Knowles .... Chris Pavlo
Madame D'Urfe .... Claire Perkins
Jim Dainty .... Brian Protheroe
Penman .... Sean Baker
Secretary .... Kirsty Oswald
By Arthur B Reeve.
Dramatised By Chris Harrald.
Producer: Liz Webb.
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2016.
TUE 06:30 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007wvwz)
Terminus
Busker
The "Lucky Charm" murders mount up. Shelley, the Irish busker, is under suspicion for the murders, but DS Richards is convinced she's "a nice kid".
Atmospheric thriller written by Nick Fisher.
Starring Imelda Staunton as Detective Superintendent Julie Enfield.
Nicholas Farrell ..... DCI Michael Stanley
Charles Simpson ..... DS Kevin Richards
Dominic Letts ..... Terminus
Geoffrey Matthews ..... Julie Enfield's Father)
Neville Jason ..... Timothy Lynham
Elaine Claxton ..... Shelley
Tina Grey ..... Mrs Winterton
Maggie McCarthy ..... Sarah
David Jarvis ..... Station Announcer
Margaret John ..... Bag Lady
Producer: Richard Wortley
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1994.
TUE 07:00 Hazelbeach (b00lv0wz)
Series 2
Tour Guide
In which Ronnie loses a prized possession and Nick learns what it means to be the Daddy.
Ronnie Hazelbeach.... Jamie Foreman
Nick..........Paul Bazely
James.........Neil Stuke
Art Sanford.........Philip Fox
Other parts by Stephen Hogan, Annabelle Dowler, and Lizzy Watts
By Caroline and David Stafford
Director/producer.... Marc Beeby
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2009.
TUE 07:30 Rob Newman (m000nl89)
Rob Newman's Half-Full Philosophy Hour
On Being Above The Law
What if the Right Side of History is the Wrong Side of Nature? asks multi-award-winning comedian Rob Newman. And how do we break up Big Tech before Big Tech breaks us?
Written and performed by Rob Newman
Guest starring Kathy Clugston and Diana Speed
Produced by Jon Harvey
A Naked production for BBC Radio 4
TUE 08:00 The Goon Show (b007jnq8)
Series 7
The Mystery of the Fake Neddie Seagoons
With the revelation that Neddie was once mass-produced, can the original be found? Stars Harry Secombe. From November 1956.
TUE 08:30 At Home With Hinge and Bracket (b008jw8g)
Episode 1
International operatic soloist Rosalind Plowright joins the dear ladies for songs and conversation. From October 1990.
TUE 09:00 The News Quiz (m000nm6n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]
TUE 09:30 Like They've Never Been Gone (b00b41fs)
Series 2
Anyone for a Cruise to Cherbourg?
The singing duo wonder why their agent is being uncharacteristically nice...
30 years after sweethearts Tommy Franklin and Sheila Parr won the 1962 Eurovision Song Contest, the musical double-act are back in the big time.
Series 2 of Mike Coleman's six-part sitcom stars June Whitfield and Roy Hudd.
With Pat Coombs, Julian Eardley, Edward Halstead, Paul Rogan and Alex Lowe.
Music by Frido Ruth.
Producer: Steve Doherty
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1999.
TUE 10:00 Classic Serial (m0002245)
W Somerset Maugham - The Razor's Edge
Episode 2
It's now the 1930s. After travelling in the East, Larry returns to Paris where he meets up with Sophie again - to the horror of his ex-fiancée, Isabel.
Conclusion of W Somerset Maugham’s novel dramatised in two-parts by Ronald Frame.
W Somerset Mauqham ... Nicholas Le Prevost
Larry ... John Light
Isabel ... Megan Dodds
Elliott ... Edward Petherbridqe
Gray/Chief Inspector ... Sam Dale
The Swami ... Amerjit Deu
Patsy ... Paul Dinnen
Joseph ... Philip Fox
Sophie ... Laurel Lefkow
Miss Keith ... Carolyn Pickles
Director: Gaynor MacFarlane
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2005.
TUE 11:00 Telling Tales (m00075mj)
Kit De Waal
After a career in criminal and family law, Kit De Waal started writing in her mid-40s and she was 51 when she finally went to university, completing an MA in Creative Writing.
My Name Is Leon, her debut novel, draws on Kit’s mixed race, working class background, as well as the insights she gained into adoption and the care system. After a six-way auction between publishers, Kit signed a lucrative book deal, and My Name Is Leon became an international bestseller in 2016.
Kit has just published her third novel, Becoming Dinah, her first foray into YA fiction and the debut for a new publishing imprint focused on female voices. It is a coming-of-age tale, and a re-imagining of the American classic Moby Dick, in which a female character comes to the fore.
Whilst her own story is of one of extraordinary success, Kit began to speak up about the lack of opportunity for working class writers and the need for a change in the stories appearing on bookshelves.
Kit also acted upon what she saw, setting up a creative writing scholarship for people from disadvantaged backgrounds, and compiling an anthology of working-class writers, titled Common People.
This episode features a short story recorded for Radio 4 in 2015, titled The Beautiful Thing, as well as a 2017 documentary which asks Where Are All The Working Class Writers?
Made for Radio 4 Extra.
TUE 12:00 The Goon Show (b007jnq8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]
TUE 12:30 At Home With Hinge and Bracket (b008jw8g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]
TUE 13:00 The Rivals (b080r360)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]
TUE 13:30 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007wvwz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]
TUE 14:00 Who Goes There? (b00fj2bw)
Series 3
Episode 2
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 January 2000.
TUE 14:30 Like They've Never Been Gone (b00b41fs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]
TUE 15:00 Classic Serial (m0002245)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]
TUE 16:00 Telling Tales (m00075mj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]
TUE 17:00 Hazelbeach (b00lv0wz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]
TUE 17:30 Rob Newman (m000nl89)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]
TUE 18:00 A Short History of Vampires (b00yhwyc)
Dracula's Guest by Bram Stoker
The ultimate killing machines. Natalie Haynes introduces a four-part series of dark stories, as she examines why the vampire - an iconic figure in horror-fiction - continues to exert such a powerful hold on our imaginations...
Dan Stevens reads Bram Stoker’s tale: Count Dracula looks out for a curious Englishman.
Producer: Gemma Jenkins
Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in February 2011.
TUE 18:30 Soul Music (b008m82d)
Series 6
New York, New York
John Kander presents the story behind the classic song New York, New York. Songwriting duo Kander and Ebb wrote the title song for the film.
Unfortunately, the star Robert de Niro didn't like it, so they furiously wrote another one.
Featuring:
Lorrena Turner
Andrew Collins
Mark Shenton
Michael Freedland
Huw Madoc-Jones
Terry Bennett
Alun Howells
Gareth Valentine
John Kander
Patrick Sasso
Rosemary Watts
Series about music that makes the hairs stand up on the back of our necks.
Producer: Sara Conkey
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2008.
TUE 19:00 The Goon Show (b007jnq8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]
TUE 19:30 At Home With Hinge and Bracket (b008jw8g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]
TUE 20:00 The Rivals (b080r360)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]
TUE 20:30 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007wvwz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]
TUE 21:00 Telling Tales (m00075mj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]
TUE 22:00 Rob Newman (m000nl89)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]
TUE 22:30 Everyone Quite Likes Justin (b01mqmgl)
Series 2
Episode 3
by Justin Moorhouse and Jim Poyser
Justin's still living with his father-in-law, still working with his ex-wife and still calling on his Gran for her words of wisdom. This week he also has to cope with a visit from his dad.
Justin ..... Justin Moorhouse
Gran ..... Anne Reid
Lisa ..... Christine Bottomley
Bryn ..... Lloyd Langford
Ray ..... Paul Copley
Miles ..... Rob Rouse
Dad ..... John Henshaw
Tanya ..... Victoria Elliott
Producer: Steven Canny
In one version of his life, Justin is a loveable celebrity who is successful, funny, and stopped in the street by adoring fans. He's the man who has everything.
In the more realistic version he's a DJ in a slightly shabby local radio station who gets hassled by the occasional oddball on the street. And he's the man who hopes for everything.
And at home? Well, it's chaotic. His wife has left him, taking custody of his 8-year-old son Justin jnr. So he's back on the market. So he's currently living in his father-in-law's spare room in Bury. The only person who understands him is his Gran, living in luxury in an old folk's home in Warrington. Oh, and his producer Bryn but this might not be such a good thing.
Everyone Quite Likes Justin is written by Justin Moorhouse and Jim Poyser. Justin is a comedian who sells out gigs across the country. He has also written plays, a previous show for Radio 4 and the first series of Everyone Quite Likes Justin. Jim Poyser is a writer and producer of enormous experience in both radio and television.
Recorded in front of an audience in Manchester.
TUE 23:00 Woof (b0bk1mrr)
True Tales of Romance and Failure
The Price of Luxury
Bittersweet comic real life stories from the pen of Chris Neill with Martin Hyder and Isy Suttie.
This week, a bruising encounter at the greengrocer’s and the transformative effects of a hard-boiled egg
Written by Chris Neill
Starring: Chris Neill, Isy Suttie and Martin Hyder
Producer: Steve Doherty
A Giddy Goat production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in September 2018.
TUE 23:15 The Pin (b06mg9gb)
Series 1
Episode 3
Join Alex and Ben in their weird twist on the double-act sketch show. Strap in for a 15 minute delve in to a world of oddness performed in front of a live studio audience.
The Pin are an award-winning comedy duo, and legends of Edinburgh festival. They deconstruct the sketch form, in a show that exists somewhere between razor-sharp smartness and utterly joyous silliness.
After a sold-out run in Edinburgh, and a string of hilarious performances across BBC Radio 4 Extra, BBC 3, Channel 4, and Comedy Central, this is The Pin's debut solo show for Radio 4. Join them as they celebrate, make, collapse and rebuild their jokes, each other, and probably the radio too.
For fans of Adam and Joe, Vic and Bob, and Fist of Fun - a show of absurd offerings from two loveable idiots.
'Reinventing sketch comedy before our very eyes.'
***** The List
'Eviscerating their chosen form completely.'
**** The Sunday Times
'A very classy, very funny show indeed.'
**** The Telegraph
'Adept at finding laughs in surprising places.'
**** The Times
'A genuine boundary pusher.'
**** London is Funny.
TUE 23:30 Old Harry's Game (b007jmbj)
Series 3
A Four Letter Word
A new arrival in Hell persuades Satan to re-shoot 'Casablanca' - with a mutant alien. Devilish comedy starring Andy Hamilton. From April 1999.


WEDNESDAY 28 OCTOBER 2020

WED 00:00 A Short History of Vampires (b00yhwyc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]
WED 00:30 Soul Music (b008m82d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]
WED 01:00 The Rivals (b080r360)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]
WED 01:30 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007wvwz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]
WED 02:00 Who Goes There? (b00fj2bw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday]
WED 02:30 Like They've Never Been Gone (b00b41fs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Tuesday]
WED 03:00 Classic Serial (m0002245)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]
WED 04:00 Telling Tales (m00075mj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Tuesday]
WED 05:00 Hazelbeach (b00lv0wz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]
WED 05:30 Rob Newman (m000nl89)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Tuesday]
WED 06:00 The Rivals (b081ld30)
Series 4
2. The Stanway Cameo Mystery
Inspector Lestrade was made to look a fool in the Sherlock Holmes stories. Now he gets his own back, with tales of Holmes' rivals. Lord and Lady Stanway win the auction for the priceless but cursed 'Stanway Cameo', but it is instantly stolen. Inspector Lestrade is less than pleased to be investigating alongside society detective Martin Hewitt.
Lestrade ..... James Fleet
Martin Hewitt .... Adam James
Mr Claridge .... James Lailey
Verlaine and Mr Cutler ... Nick Underwood
Woollett, Hahn and Auctioneer .... Sean Baker
Lord Stanway .... Brian Protheroe
Lady Stanway .... Elizabeth Bennett
By Arthur Morrison.
Dramatised By Chris Harrald.
Producer: Liz Webb.
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2016.
WED 06:30 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jxr3)
Terminus
Playing Games
Timothy Lineham, MP, is the 'Lucky Charm' killer's third victim. A drugs or terrorist connection seems likely. Events take a bizarre turn for DS Julie Enfield.
Atmospheric thriller written by Nick Fisher.
Starring Imelda Staunton as Detective Superintendent Julie Enfield.
Nicholas Farrell ..... DCI Michael Stanley
Charles Simpson ..... DS Kevin Richards
Dominic Letts ..... Terminus
Geoffrey Matthews ..... Julie Enfield's Father)
Tina Grey ..... Mrs Winterton
Elaine Claxton ..... Shelley
Maggie McCarthy ..... Sarah
David Jarvis ..... Station Announcer
Tom Bevan ..... The Beggar
Producer: Richard Wortley
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1994.
WED 07:00 Barbara Nice (m000ntdh)
Series 1
The Trial
Barbara ends up in court when she gets active protesting about some public toilets being closed down. She also implicates Mary in her plans. She's also stirring things up at home trying to persuade Ken to spice things up on the bedroom front.
Barbara Nice - Janice Connolly
Ken Nice - John Henshaw
Mary - Angela Curran
Magistrate - Brigit Forsyth
Policeman - Inel Tomlinson
Prosecutor - Toby Hadoke
Clerk - Phil Ellis
Usher - Zoe Iqbal
Producer Rebecca Papworth A BBC Studios Production.
First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 2017.
WED 07:30 Ability (m0004593)
Series 2
A Job for Matt
Matt is 25. He has cerebral palsy and can only speak via an app on his iPad. Everyone who cares about Matt knows that this isn't the defining thing about him. He is funny and clever and "up for stuff" - partly because he is keen to show that there's nothing he can't do, but also because, if he's honest, he's aware that he's less likely than other people to get the blame.
In this second series of the award nominated comedy, Matt is still sharing a flat with his best mate, Jess. He is still in love with her but, much as she likes him, she is still not in love with him. She does however, fancy Matt’s rubbish carer, Bob (Allan Mustafa). Well just a tiny bit anyway. Not that she would ever admit it. After all, Bob is even more lazy and useless at most things than she is.
But Bob is willing. And although domestic duties are not really his forte, he likes Matt and treats him like a real person. And over the last year or so the three of them have been through a lot together - well a lot of drinking and hangovers anyway.
Ability is the semi-autobiographical co-creation of the 2018 Britain’s Got Talent winner, Lee Ridley, otherwise known as Lost Voice Guy. Like his sitcom creation, Lee has cerebral palsy and can only speak via an app. He is - probably - the first stand up comedian to use a communication aid. Prior to BGT, Lee won the BBC New Comedy Award in 2014, has written and performed four full Edinburgh shows and has just completed a major sell out tour of the UK.
Katherine Jakeways, the co-creator and co-writer of Ability, is a multi-award nominated writer. She has written North by Northamptonshire, Guilt Trip and All Those Women for BBC Radio 4 as well as numerous radio plays. She has also written for Crackanory and The Tracey Ullman Show for TV.
The series is set in Newcastle and many of the cast last played together as children in Biker’s Grove.
Cast includes:
Matt............Lee Ridley – aka Lost Voice Guy
Bob..............Allan Mustafa
Jess..............Sammy Dobson
Matt's Inner Voice.............Andrew Hayden-Smith
A Funny Bones production for BBC Radio 4
WED 08:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jp6s)
Series 6
The Smugglers
Returning from a holiday abroad, Sid tricks the lad and Bill into sneaking in watches.
Starring Tony Hancock. With Sidney James, Bill Kerr, Kenneth Williams, Patricia Hayes and Noel Dryden.
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 September 1959.
WED 08:30 Up the Garden Path (b00898sz)
Series 2
Love's Labours
As her holiday in Wales comes to an end, Izzy argues with her fiance Charles.
Imelda Staunton stars as Izzy. With David Robb as Charles, Mike Grady as Dick, Nicholas Le Provost as Michael, Marty Cruickshank as Maria, Phyllida Nash as Louise and Neil McCaul as Bill.
Tumbling from one love entanglement to another, 30-something teacher Izzy Comyn has a predilection for inappropriate men.
An eight-part radio sequel adapted from Sue Limb’s 1984 novel. The second of three series that ran from 1987 to 1993. Granada also adapted the series for ITV.
Producer: Jonathan James-Moore
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1988.
WED 09:00 The Motion Show (b0075rbl)
Series 1
Episode 1
Dr Phil Hammond chairs the debating game, with Clive Coleman, Richard Morton, Pete Sinclair and Mark Steel. From October 1998.
WED 09:30 North East of Eden (b01glrp1)
Plague
The annual festival of St Marcus brings a host of tourists to Paradise Island, but a mysterious illness threatens the torchlight parade.
Rebecca Front and Joan Sims stars in Peter Kerry's sitcom about a GP living on a remote island off the coast of Northumbria.
Dr Marcia Hulme …. Rebecca Front
Auntie Annie …. Joan Sims
Hjorst …. Niall Ashdown
Joseph Gates …. James Garbutt
Mrs Peevis …. Jean Southern
William …. Sammy Johnson
Ralph …. Stephen Thirkeld
Producer: Kathy Smith
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1997.
WED 10:00 Ivan Goncharov - Oblomov (b0076t2t)
Episode 1
Gentle, intelligent Oblomov completely fails to deal with life. He lives in a flat in St Petersburg. He is always about to go and sort out his estate but he rarely gets out of bed. Never doing today what he can put off till tomorrow, Oblomov is a tragic-comic hero for a couch potato generation.
Oblomov …. Toby Jones
Zahar …. Trevor Peacock
Tarantyev …. Gerard McDermott
Doctor …. Clive Swift
Stolz/Bailiff …. Nicholas Boulton
Olga …. Claire Skinner
Olga's Aunt …. Richenda Carey
Dramatised by Stephen Wyatt Director Claire Grove
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2005.
WED 11:00 Unsung Heroines (m000ntdk)
2. Florrie Forde, Betty Davis, Caroline Norton, Wangari Maathai, Hoda Sharawi, Mary Tealby, Olive Shapley
History is full of incredible women who did amazing things. And yet, even though their legacy is still felt today, their names aren't on the tip our tongues. We've all heard of Florence Nightingale and Amelia Earhart - but what about Annie Russell Maunder, Jayaben Desai or Josephine Butler? They're much less well known, yet they all made significant and enduring contributions to our world.
The writer and comedian Viv Groskop has been trawling the BBC radio archives to find out about a kickass sisterhood that refused to stay at home when that's what was expected of them.
We meet the pioneering physician, Sophia Jex Blake; the Nobel laureate environmentalist, Wangari Maathai, the social reformer, Caroline Norton; the champion cyclist, Beryl Burton; we take a trip to Battersea Dogs and Cats Home to learn about its founder, Mary Tealby. And many more.
Viv also invites contemporary women to nominate their favourite unsung heroines - so we hear from Clare Balding, Cathy Newman, Samira Ahmed, Natalie Haynes, Gemma Cairney, Angela Barnes and Jessica Fostekew about the females they call phenomenal.
From ancient Rome to the 21st Century, Viv Groskop brings inspiring women out of the shadows and into the spotlight.
Producer - Moy McGowan
WED 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jp6s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]
WED 12:30 Up the Garden Path (b00898sz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]
WED 13:00 The Rivals (b081ld30)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]
WED 13:30 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jxr3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]
WED 14:00 The Motion Show (b0075rbl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]
WED 14:30 North East of Eden (b01glrp1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]
WED 15:00 Ivan Goncharov - Oblomov (b0076t2t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]
WED 16:00 Unsung Heroines (m000ntdk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]
WED 17:00 Barbara Nice (m000ntdh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]
WED 17:30 Ability (m0004593)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]
WED 18:00 A Short History of Vampires (b00yqqs8)
Hero Dust By Kristine Kathryn Rusch
The ultimate killing machines. Natalie Haynes introduces a four-part series of dark stories, as she examines why the vampire - an iconic figure in horror-fiction - continues to exert such a powerful hold on our imaginations...
David Horovitch reads Kristine Kathryn Rusch’s tale: Vampire slayer Bram is getting old and tired so starts the search for his successor.
Producer: Gemma Jenkins
Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in February 2011.
WED 18:30 Short Cuts (b09h3jpq)
Series 14
Long Distance
Falling from a great height and last words across a telephone line - Josie Long hears stories of relationships stretched across space.
From the crossover between skydiving, Soren Kierkegaard and falling in love, to the final words uttered into the ear of a loved one on another continent.
Rafadan Yumurta
Produced by Phil Smith
On Top
Produced by Maria Donvang
Alfred and Katie
Featuring Dr Alfred Aidoo and Katie Stakolich
Produced by Andrea Rangecroft
Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall
A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in December 2017.
WED 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jp6s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]
WED 19:30 Up the Garden Path (b00898sz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]
WED 20:00 The Rivals (b081ld30)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]
WED 20:30 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jxr3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]
WED 21:00 Unsung Heroines (m000ntdk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]
WED 22:00 Ability (m0004593)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]
WED 22:30 Late (b00762s1)
From Dating to Mothering
A lonely heart calls her gay best friend for help, dodgy advice on the airwaves - and a mother tries to soothe a crying baby...
Bleak, funny and confusing tales of urban life, after dark.
Stars Paul Merton, Liz Smith, Richard Wilson, Julian Clary, Meera Syal, Julie Balloo, Tilly Vosburgh and Archie.
Scripted by Mandy Wheeler, Joss Bennathan, Rob Colley, Paul Merton, Jo Brooks and Julie Balloo.
Music by Robert Katz.
Producer: Sarah Parkinson
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2001.
WED 22:45 Jigsaw (b04g8rwd)
Series 2
Episode 3
Award-winning stand-up comedians Dan Antopolski, Tom Craine and Nat Luurtsema combine their talents to piece together a rapid-fire and surreal sketch show.
Produced by Colin Anderson.
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2014.
WED 23:00 Rubbish (b0088np3)
Series 2
Rant
Martin foolishly agrees to go on a sponsored walk with his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend.
Will he be able to keep his rants to a minimum - or will an audience just encourage him?
Series two of Tony Bagley’s sitcom set in a local government office.
Stars Reece Dinsdale as Martin, Pippa Haywood as Sarah, Matthew Cottle as Barney, Kevin Eldon as Scott, Ewan Bailey as the Loud American and Martin Trenaman as David.
Producer: Claire Bartlett
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2007.
WED 23:30 Party (m0001vtr)
Series 1
Episode 2
The second episode sees the young idealists wrangling over their new party's Foreign Policy. Or at least they would if they had a pen. The arrival of Phoebe's politically astute older boyfriend threatens the party's future as Jared's insecurities come bubbling to the surface.
With a starry cast of hot comedy talent including: Tim Key (winner of last year's Edinburgh Comedy Award); Johnny Sweet (winner of last year's Edinburgh Comedy Best Newcomer Award); Anna Crilly (Lead Balloon), Katy Wix (Miranda); Nick Mohammed (R4 In Quarters); and Tom himself (member of The Cowards and Edinburgh award-winner for his solo comedy show).
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2010.


THURSDAY 29 OCTOBER 2020

THU 00:00 A Short History of Vampires (b00yqqs8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]
THU 00:30 Short Cuts (b09h3jpq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]
THU 01:00 The Rivals (b081ld30)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]
THU 01:30 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jxr3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]
THU 02:00 The Motion Show (b0075rbl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]
THU 02:30 North East of Eden (b01glrp1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]
THU 03:00 Ivan Goncharov - Oblomov (b0076t2t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]
THU 04:00 Unsung Heroines (m000ntdk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Wednesday]
THU 05:00 Barbara Nice (m000ntdh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]
THU 05:30 Ability (m0004593)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Wednesday]
THU 06:00 The Rivals (b082fgt8)
Series 4
3. The Secret of Dunstan's Tower
Inspector Lestrade was made to look a fool in the Sherlock Holmes stories. Now he gets his own back, with tales of Holmes' rivals. Lestrade enlists the help of the brilliant blind detective Max Carrados when he is asked to help a woman who believes that an old prophecy is foretelling her death. In 1662 a fierce quarrel lead to the fatal wounding of Sir Philip Belmont by Henry Ainsworth who owned Dunstan's Tower. Before Sir Philip died he prophesised that when blood appeared on the steps of the grand staircase of Dunstan's Tower, then one of the Ainsworth family had a week to live. Blood has now appeared on the steps and the present Lady Ainsworth is awaiting her death.
Lestrade ..... James Fleet
Max Carrados .... Pip Torrens
Tom Ainsworth .... Tom Forrister
Edith Ainsworth .... Kirsty Oswald
Lady Una Ainsworth .... Joanna Munroe
Parkinson .... James Lailey
Swarbrick .... Sean Baker
By Ernest Bramah.
Dramatised By Chris Harrald.
Producer: Liz Webb.
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2016.
THU 06:30 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jxsf)
Terminus
Fury
Now that her friend, DS Kevin Richards, has been found murdered, Enfield is full of extra anger.
Atmospheric thriller written by Nick Fisher.
Starring Imelda Staunton as Detective Superintendent Julie Enfield.
Nicholas Farrell ..... DCI Michael Stanley
Dominic Letts ..... Terminus
Geoffrey Matthews ..... Julie Enfield's Father)
Elaine Claxton ..... Shelley
Paul Panting ..... Tim Johnson
Peter Whitman ..... Stan Rickman
Maggie McCarthy ..... Sarah
Teresa Gallagher ..... Di
David JarvisStation ..... Announcer
Producer: Richard Wortley
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1994.
THU 07:00 North by Northamptonshire (b03s6mf2)
Series 3
Episode 6
by Katherine Jakeways
Sheila Hancock narrates the bittersweet adventures of the residents of a small market town in Northamptonshire. This week, a funeral focuses everyone's mind.
Producer: Steven Canny
As is well-known: Yorkshiremen wear flat caps and Essex girls wear short skirts; Liverpudlians are scallies and Cockneys are wideboys. Northamptonians gaze wistfully at these stereotypes and wish for an identity of any kind and a label less ridiculous than Northamptonians. Northamptonshire, let us be clear, is neither north, nor south nor in the Midlands. It floats somewhere between the three eyeing up the distinctiveness of each enviously. Now Katherine Jakeways is giving Northamptonshire an identity. And she waits, eagerly, for her home-county to thank her. And possibly make her some kind of Mayor.
Joined by nearly all of the incredible cast which graced Series One and Two - including Sheila Hancock as the Narrator, Penelope Wilton, Felicity Montagu, Geoffrey Palmer and Kevin Eldon - and with the exciting addition of Tim Key and Nathaniel Parker - North by Northamptonshire hopes (and promises) to once again delight audience and critics.
'The laughs are cruel, but the monsters of suburbia are curiously sympathetic, and the characters so well drawn and well played that this could run and run.' Time Out.
THU 07:30 John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme (b06zv3x5)
Series 5
Episode 6
John Finnemore - writer and star of Cabin Pressure and John Finnemore's Double Acts, regular guest on The Now Show and The Unbelievable Truth - concludes the fifth series of his multi-award-winning sketch show, joined as ever by a cast of Margaret Cabourn-Smith, Simon Kane, Lawry Lewin and Carrie Quinlan.
This final episode of the series finds John apologising for a delay, and wondering what his hobbies are. And, well, since you ask him for a tale of national mourning and robots...
"One of the most consistently funny sketch shows for quite some time" - The Guardian
"The best sketch show in years, on television or radio" - The Radio Times
"The inventive sketch show ... continues to deliver the goods" - The Daily Mail
"Superior comedy" - The Observer
Written by and starring ... John Finnemore
Original music composed by ... Susannah Pearse
Original music performed by ... Susannah Pearse & Sally Stares
Producer: Ed Morrish
A BBC Radio Comedy production first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2016.
THU 08:00 Beyond Our Ken (m000nvy5)
Series 4
Episode 9
Kenneth Horne stars in his vintage radio show. We meet Inspector Polly Potter of Scotland Yard and the man who sweeps up sawdust to stay in showbiz.
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, leader John Jezard, conducted by Paul Fenoulhet.
Incidental music by Edwin Braden
Script by Eric Merriman
Produced by Jacques Brown
First broadcast on BBC's The Light Programme in December 1960.
THU 08:30 Yes Minister (b007k1mq)
Series 2
The Moral Dimension
Thirsty Jim Hacker's trip to an Arab state sparks diplomatic disarray.
Starring Paul Eddington as Jim Hacker, Nigel Hawthorne as Sir Humphrey Appleby and Derek Fowldes as Bernard.
Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn's 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 BBC Radio 4 in November 1984.
THU 09:00 Genius (b008m9f6)
Series 1
Stewart Lee
From a self-cleaning fish tank with a twist to a CD player-cum-microwave oven?
Dave Gorman asks comedian Stewart Lee to select the public's best loopy idea.
The first of three radio comedy series where award-winning comedian Dave Gorman and a celebrity guest chew over the ridiculous, unworkable but sometimes genius inventions, schemes and policies of the public.
Producer: Simon Nicholls
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2005.
THU 09:30 Millport (b0076br4)
Series 3
The End of the Beginning
The island makeover has turned horribly sour and with Irene gone, the only person to save the island from being bulldozed is Bunty Pierce.
But with her ailing health and hermit ways, will she leave her vegetables to rescue the island's integrity? And will Irene change her mind about mainland life and return to the island for good?
Bittersweet comedy written by and starring Lynn Ferguson as 30-something barmaid Irene Bruce, who hankers after a better life on the mainland.
With Janet Brown as Agnes / Moira, Lewis McLeod as Alberto / Ferryman / Robert the dog / Morris, Gabriel Quigley as Ena / Bunty, Robert Paterson as the Minister /Bob and Kenneth Bryans as Dougie.
Producer: Lucy Bacon
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2002.
THU 10:00 Ivan Goncharov - Oblomov (b0076t6b)
Episode 2
Gentle, intelligent Oblomov completely fails to deal with life. He lives in a flat in St Petersburg never doing today what he can put off till tomorrow.
During a summer in the country, he has fallen in love with pretty clever Olga. Back in St Petersburg, Olga's patience is put to the test.
Oblomov …. Toby Jones
Zahar …. Trevor Peacock
Tarantyev …. Gerard McDermott
Olga …. Claire Skinner
Agafya/ Nurse …. Fiona Clarke
Stolz …. Nicholas Boulton
Nicolai …. Harry Myers
Dramatised by Stephen Wyatt
Director Claire Grove
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2005.
THU 11:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m000nv8t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]
THU 11:45 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b011ppq4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]
THU 12:00 Beyond Our Ken (m000nvy5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]
THU 12:30 Yes Minister (b007k1mq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]
THU 13:00 The Rivals (b082fgt8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]
THU 13:30 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jxsf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]
THU 14:00 Genius (b008m9f6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]
THU 14:30 Millport (b0076br4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]
THU 15:00 Ivan Goncharov - Oblomov (b0076t6b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]
THU 16:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m000nv8t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]
THU 16:45 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b011ppq4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]
THU 17:00 North by Northamptonshire (b03s6mf2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]
THU 17:30 John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme (b06zv3x5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]
THU 18:00 A Short History of Vampires (b00yy6vt)
Israbel By Tanith Lee
The ultimate killing machines. Natalie Haynes introduces a four-part series of dark stories, as she examines why the vampire - an iconic figure in horror-fiction - continues to exert such a powerful hold on our imaginations...
Mark Bonnar and Claire Harry read Tanith Lee’s tale: A beautiful vampire hires an artist to paint her portrait, but then he develops a dangerous obsession...
Producer: Gemma Jenkins
Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in February 2011.
THU 18:30 Great Lives (b069rvbl)
Series 37
Hannah Rothschild on Thelonious Monk
Hannah Rothschild champions the life of the jazz musician Thelonious Monk.
Brilliant, eccentric and one of the true giants of jazz, Monk was an incredible pianist, the composer of jazz standards such as 'Round Midnight', the co-creator of bebop and a close friend of Hannah's great-aunt, the Jazz Baroness Nica Rothschild. Matthew Parris chairs as Hannah and music writer Richard Williams chart Monk's progress through the jazz clubs and recording studios of mid-twentieth century New York.
Producer: Julia Johnson
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2015.
THU 19:00 Beyond Our Ken (m000nvy5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]
THU 19:30 Yes Minister (b007k1mq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]
THU 20:00 The Rivals (b082fgt8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]
THU 20:30 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jxsf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]
THU 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m000nv8t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]
THU 21:45 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b011ppq4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]
THU 22:00 John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme (b06zv3x5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]
THU 22:30 Newsjack (m000nvy8)
Series 23
Episode 6
Newsjack is a scrapbook sketch show written entirely by the Great British public. Hosted by Kiri Pritchard-McLean.
THU 23:00 The Penny Dreadfuls (b00gpbcq)
The Brothers Faversham
Augustus Faversham
The story of Victorian Britain's most celebrated magician. The comedy trio's swashbuckling family romp. From February 2008.
THU 23:30 Concrete Cow (b04tvp6y)
Series 2
Spies
An evil genius and superspy turn out to have a shared interest in John Candy films. Plus, the truth behind laser eye surgery and all Mr Eater wants is to be loved.
Second series of the four-part sketch show in which anything is possible.
Starring Robert Webb, Beth Chalmers, Catherine Shepherd, Steven Kynman, Abigail Burdess and Chris Pavlo.
Written by James Cary.
Producer: Adam Bromley
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2004.


FRIDAY 30 OCTOBER 2020

FRI 00:00 A Short History of Vampires (b00yy6vt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]
FRI 00:30 Great Lives (b069rvbl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]
FRI 01:00 The Rivals (b082fgt8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]
FRI 01:30 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jxsf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]
FRI 02:00 Genius (b008m9f6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]
FRI 02:30 Millport (b0076br4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]
FRI 03:00 Ivan Goncharov - Oblomov (b0076t6b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]
FRI 04:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m000nv8t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]
FRI 04:45 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b011ppq4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]
FRI 05:00 North by Northamptonshire (b03s6mf2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]
FRI 05:30 John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme (b06zv3x5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Thursday]
FRI 06:00 The Rivals (b082x79t)
Series 4
4. The Mystery of the Scarlet Thread
Inspector Lestrade was made to look a fool in the Sherlock Holmes stories. Now he gets his own back, with tales of Holmes' rivals. Lestrade enlists the help of 'the Thinking Machine' Professor SFX Van Dusen with what he suspects may be a series of attempted murders. City dealer Nicholas Henley, has nearly been gassed three times in apparent accidents in the luxury flats of Malplaquet House. All the residents have secrets, but which one of them is out to get Henley?
Lestrade ..... James Fleet
Van Dusen .... Tony Gardner
Nicolas Henley .... Nick Underwood
Charlotte Lipscombe .... Joannah Tincey
Reginald Cabell .... James Lailey
Miss Regnier .... Kirsty Oswald
Burlingame .... Brian Protheroe
Pemberley .... Sean Baker
By Jacques Futrelle.
Dramatised By Chris Harrald.
Producer: Liz Webb.
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2016.
FRI 06:30 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jxtt)
Terminus
Clue
The "Lucky Charm" killer has claimed four lives. DS Enfield now believes the murderer is female. Then someone sends her a photograph...
Conclusion of Nick Fisher's atmospheric thriller.
Starring Imelda Staunton as Detective Superintendent Julie Enfield.
Nicholas Farrell ..... DCI Michael Stanley
Dominic Letts ..... Terminus
Geoffrey Matthews ..... Julie Enfield's Father)
Maggie McCarthy ..... Sarah
Elaine Claxton ..... Shelley
Claire Russell ..... Rachel
David Jarvis ..... Station Announcer
Producer: Richard Wortley
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1994.
FRI 07:00 Jack & Millie (b0bbr048)
Series 1
Special Lunch
Jack and Millie have a son. And Melvin has an app. And Melvin's wife Delphine has a dog. And Daniel Craig has both his eyebrows.
A Special Lunch turns into a Totteridge tale of decking, Bond, beef tomahawks and a married lifetime's-worth of verbal sparring.
So Millie's son Melvin has given her a new tablet with a voice recorder?
So suddenly Jack and Millie have decided to record everything that happens to them? And for this, we should be grateful?
Well Yes! Because this is a new comedy show written by Jeremy Front (writer of the Charles Paris mysteries for Radio 4) and starring Jeremy Front and Rebecca Front as Jack and Millie Lemman, an older couple who are fully engaged with contemporary life while being at war with the absurdities of the modern world.
Cast:
Jack..........................Jeremy Front
Millie.......................Rebecca Front
Melvin......................Harry Peacock
Delphine..................Jenny Bede
With special guest:
Bruv............................Tayla Kovacevic-Ebong
Written by Jeremy Front
Produced by David Tyler
A Pozzitive production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in July 2018.
FRI 07:30 Love in Recovery (m00020z1)
Series 3
Cupboard
Third series of the award-nominated comedy drama set in Alcoholics Anonymous. Written by Pete Jackson and inspired by his own road to recovery. Stars Rebecca Front, John Hannah, Sue Johnston, Paul Kaye and Johnny Vegas.
Love in Recovery follows the lives of five very different recovering alcoholics. Johnny Vegas is Andy, the sweet but simple self-appointed group leader. Sue Johnston plays straight talking Julie, who's been known to have the odd relapse here and there - and everywhere. Rebecca Front is the snobby and spiky Fiona, an ex-banker who had it all and then lost the lot. John Hannah is Simon, a snide journalist who’s not an alcoholic – he got caught drink driving, his boss made him attend the meeting, but he fell in love with Fiona and stayed. And, despite her best efforts, she fell in love with him too. Paul Kaye is Danno, a down and out two-bit chancer with a shady past but a lot of heart, who’s desperate to turn his life around.
As we follow their weekly meetings, we hear them moan, argue, laugh, fall apart, fall in love and, most importantly, tell their stories.
In episode three, Andy is convinced that everyone’s forgotten his birthday - just like every other year. What he doesn't know is that Simon and Danno are hiding in the cupboard with a cake. But finding an appropriate time to burst out cheering proves difficult when Julie comes in with a dark secret she wants to reveal.
Writer Pete Jackson is a recovering alcoholic and has spent time in Alcoholics Anonymous. It was there he found, as most people do, support from the unlikeliest group of disparate souls, all banded together due to one common bond. As well as offering the support he needed throughout a difficult time, AA also offered a weekly, sometimes daily, dose of hilarity, upset, heartbreak and friendship.
Love in Recovery doesn’t seek to represent an AA meeting exactly as it might happen in real life, but to capture the funny stories, the sad stories, the stories of small victories and of huge milestones, stories of loss, stories of hope, and most importantly, the many highs and lows in the journey of recovery.
Cast:
Fiona….. Rebecca Front
Simon….. John Hannah
Julie….. Sue Johnston
Danno….. Paul Kaye
Andy..... Johnny Vegas
Penny…. Zoe Buckney
Fran…. Susan Worsfield
Written and created by Pete Jackson
Producer/Director: Ben Worsfield
A King Bert production for BBC Radio 4
FRI 08:00 The Navy Lark (b0178zz9)
The Put-a-Horse-Out-to-Graze Fund
Chief Petty Officer Pertwee starts fundraising for a very special cause - his own financial black hole...
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 the Admiral 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 the BBC Light Programme in May 1971.
FRI 08:30 King Street Junior (m000nvfc)
Series 2
Priorities
The Spring Term starts badly for Mr Beeston with no computers and a broken window. Stars Peter Davison. From January 1987.
FRI 09:00 The Personality Test (b00n51fv)
Series 2
Esther Rantzen
Consumer champion Esther Rantzen quizzes a panel about herself.
With Sue Perkins, Lucy Porter, Will Smith and Robin Ince.
Series with changing hosts who quiz the panel.
Script by Richard Turner and Simon LIttlefield
Devised and produced by Aled Evans.
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2007.
FRI 09:30 Ballylenon (b00fnbtb)
Series 1
Episode 4
The battle commences to bring the opera festival to Killycromper Hall.
Series set in the sleepy town of Ballylenon, Co Donegal, in 1953, before the days of mass tourism and proper plumbing in every home. Written by Christopher Fitz-Simon.
Starring TP McKenna as Phonsie Doherty, Margaret D'Arcy as Muriel McConkey, Stella McCusker as Vera McConkey, Aine McCartney as Vivienne Boal, John Hewitt as Guard Gallagher and Gerard McSorley as Stumpy Bonnar.
Music arranged and performed by Stephanie Hughes.
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1994.
FRI 10:00 Inspector Resnick (m0002mqv)
Cheryl
While Detective Inspector Resnick pursues a gang of armed robbers, brightly attired meals-on-wheels lady Cheryl takes the law into her own hands on behalf of an elderly client.
What happens when their investigations collide in Nottingham?
Keith Barron stars as jazz-loving, exotic-sandwich eating DI Charlie Resnick in John Harvey's crime drama.
With Gwen Taylor as Cheryl, Sean Baker as Sgt Millington, Kate Eaton as PC Kellogg, Joyce Gibbs as Mary, Jo Dyce as Vicki, John Hartley as Ronnie, Jonathan Keeble as Dunn, Tony Rohr as Coughlan, Kenny Blyth as McStay and Helen Ayres as Sonia.
Director: David Hunter
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.
FRI 11:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m000nvfg)
Presenters recommend their favourite podcasts and speak to the people who make them.
FRI 12:00 The Navy Lark (b0178zz9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]
FRI 12:30 King Street Junior (m000nvfc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]
FRI 13:00 The Rivals (b082x79t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]
FRI 13:30 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jxtt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]
FRI 14:00 The Personality Test (b00n51fv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]
FRI 14:30 Ballylenon (b00fnbtb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]
FRI 15:00 Inspector Resnick (m0002mqv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]
FRI 16:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m000nvfg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]
FRI 17:00 Jack & Millie (b0bbr048)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]
FRI 17:30 Love in Recovery (m00020z1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]
FRI 18:00 A Short History of Vampires (b00z55h6)
Quid Pro Quo by Tanya Huff
The ultimate killing machines. Natalie Haynes introduces the last in a series of dark stories, as she examines why the vampire - an iconic figure in horror-fiction - continues to exert such a powerful hold on our imaginations...
Genevieve Adam reads Tanya Huff’s deliciously noir tale of an immortal whose lover is in mortal danger.
Producer: Gemma Jenkins
Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in March 2011.
FRI 18:30 Off the Page (b007x3f6)
Know Your Place
Dominic Arkwright, Peregrine Worsthorne, Joolz Denby and Francis Gilbert discuss 'knowing your place'. From August 2007.
FRI 19:00 The Navy Lark (b0178zz9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]
FRI 19:30 King Street Junior (m000nvfc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]
FRI 20:00 The Rivals (b082x79t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]
FRI 20:30 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jxtt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]
FRI 21:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m000nvfg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]
FRI 22:00 Love in Recovery (m00020z1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]
FRI 22:30 The Hudson and Pepperdine Show (b007jnz9)
Series 1
Episode 2
Mel and Vicki have an unexpected visit from their landlord. With more rent owing than they can possibly afford, it looks like Mel will have to pay in kind...
Variety meets sitcom meets sketch show - written and performed by Mel Hudson and Vicki Pepperdine.
With Martin Hyder, Keith Wickham and Jim North.
Script editor: Graeme Garden
Producers: Claire Jones and Helen Williams
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2000.
FRI 23:00 Flight of the Conchords (b007k0r4)
Pop Song
The band want to pen a song for a teen idol without selling out. Stars Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement. From September 2005.
FRI 23:30 My Teenage Diary (b07gfjhm)
Series 7
Sara Pascoe
Comedian Sara Pascoe joins Rufus Hound and reads from her teenage diaries. She works at the Millennium Dome, gets a new boyfriend, starts university and takes her dog along for company. What could possibly go wrong?
Producer: Harriet Jaine
Executive Producer: Aled Evans
My Teenage Diary is a Talkback production for BBC Radio 4.