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SATURDAY 14 OCTOBER 2017

SAT 00:00 Arthur C Clarke Stories (b008h44x)
The Parasite

A man starts having terrifying dreams in which he's plagued by a monstrous creature.

Yet - although hideously repellent - the parasite seems strangely familiar to him...

First published in 1953, Arthur C Clarke's tale is read by Nicholas Boulton.

Arthur C Clarke, along with Robert Heinlein and Isaac Asimov, are known as Science-Fiction's "Big Three". Their work was key to the 1950s and 60s being recognised as the genre's Golden Age.

Abridged and produced by Gemma Jenkins

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in 2007.


SAT 00:30 Soul Music (b05stg0l)
Series 20, Scarborough Fair

"Tomorrow we're going in search of a song and in search of a dream of England which has travelled right around the world" - Will Parsons

No one can be sure of the true origins of the song Scarborough Fair. It's a melody of mystery, of voices of old, of ancient days. It's travelled through land and time, drawing singers and listeners in where ever they maybe.

For Will Parsons and Guy Hayward it's a song that has inspired a pilgrimage through a landscape that is embodied in the lyrics. Setting off from Whitby Abbey, they journey to Scarborough on foot, sensing the song as they go, learning to sing it, interpreting it in a new way just as thousands of traditional singers have done throughout time.

This too is the landscape of Martin Carthy, the 'father of folk' who has made his home along the Yorkshire coast. It was from this legendary singer that Paul Simon first learnt Scarborough Fair, creating a version that came to represent a generation continuing its journey far and wide, weaving its spell in many different guises, never truly being pinned down.

Decades on Harpist Claire Jones recorded a version of her own. Arranged by her husband, the composer Chris Marshall, hers is a very personal journey through unexpected illness to recovery. Whilst for Mike Masheder it is a song that brings memories of his wife Sally, who approached the journey of life with love and equanimity.

"It can change or stay the same. And the more it changes, the more it stays the same" - Martin Carthy

Produced by Nicola Humphries
With expert contribution from Sandra Kerr, musician and lecturer at Newcastle University School of Arts and Culture.


SAT 01:00 Maigret: The Drowned Men's Inn (b007jztr)
Episode 2

After discovering a body in the boot of an exhumed car, Inspector Maigret is beginning to piece together the evidence...

Concluded by Nicholas Le Prevost.

Inspector Jules Maigret is one of the world's best known fictional detective. Created by Georges Simenon, the pipe-smoking, gruff French Detective has inspired countless TV series and feature films. Although most of Simenon's work is available in English, it was originally written in French.

Directed at BBC Manchester by Carrie Rooney.

Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in 2005.


SAT 01:30 Ken Clarke's Jazz Greats - Bessie Smith (b0076jyq)

4 Extra Debut. Born in abject poverty and killed in a car crash aged 43, Bessie Smith forged a new jazz sound. Ken Clarke and George Melly pay tribute. From January 2004.


SAT 02:00 When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit (b00yzj5s)
Episode 10

The family have sad news from Berlin but hope from England. Judith Kerr's semi-autobiographical story. Read by Rosemary Leach.


SAT 02:15 The Drawings on the Wall (b0091xzh)
Architecture of Death

Archaeologist George Nash explores five of Western Europe's most remarkable rock art sites.

George and fellow archaeologist Adam Stanford document the Neolithic carvings at Barclodiad y Gawres on Anglesey and make a tantalising discovery on the mainland. But what does all this prehistoric graffiti mean?

Producer: Chris Eldon Lee
A Culture Wise production for BBC Radio 4.


SAT 02:30 HE Bates - Love for Lydia (b007q99p)
Episode 10

As he and Blackie help her recovery, Richardson must face up to what love for Lydia really means. Stars Tim Pigott-Smith.


SAT 02:45 Book of the Week (b01nnfgk)
Tombstone, Episode 5

Mao's support of the system of communal kitchens exacerbates China's famine disaster. As the peasants give up their allotments and their livestock, they have no means of saving themselves when the kitchens run out of food and close down.

Read by David Yip.

Produced and abridged by Jane Marshall
A Jane Marshall production for BBC Radio 4.


SAT 03:00 The Chief Inspector Dover Mysteries (b0192y98)
Dover and the Claret Tappers

When one of their own gets kidnapped, there's a sense of jubilation at Scotland Yard.

Not what you might expect, but then the victim is Inspector Dover, and he's not quite the detective England expects. Is this the start of something more sinister?

Set in 1976, Joyce Porter's comedy thriller is dramatised by Paul Mendelson.

Stars Kenneth Cranham as Chief Inspector Dover, Stuart McQuarrie as Sergeant McGregor, Crawford Logan as Commander Brockhurst, Nick Underwood as Inspector Horton, Liza Sadovy as Mrs Withycombe, Carla Simpson as Mildred Denny, Carolyn Pickles as Mrs Carruthers, Andy Harrison as John Perking, Paul Copley as Daniel Wibbley, Nicola Wainwright as Avril, Terry Wale as Gallagher, Laura Smales as Mary Jones, Lucy Paterson as Lesley Whittaker and Joanna Tope as Noreen.

Dramatised by Paul Mendelson.

Director: David Ian Neville

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2005.


SAT 04:00 The Motion Show (b0075ryv)
Series 1, Episode 5

Dr Phil Hammond chairs the debating game with Clive Coleman, Rhona Cameron, Niall Ashdown and John Maloney. From November 1998.


SAT 04:30 After Henry (b007k204)
Series 1, Going Away

Sarah's keen to book a holiday, but can't get away from her family.

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

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

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

Producer: Pete Atkin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1985.


SAT 05:00 Hazelbeach (b0088nnw)
Series 1, Gardening

Ronnie has a devious idea to get Nick's ex-girlfriend back. What could possibly go wrong?

Caroline and David Stafford's comedy stars Jamie Forman as Ronnie, Paul Bazely as Nick, Tracy Wiles as Chloe, John Dougall as James and Simon Treves as Harry.

Producer: Marc Beeby

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2007.


SAT 05:30 The Casebook of Max and Ivan (b0978868)
Series 2, Case #47 - Crime Writing Doesn't Pay

Incompetent private detectives Max and Ivan are contacted by the very dull white goods instruction manual writer Robert R. Roberts (guest star Jason Watkins), who wants them to investigate a series of copycat crimes based on the erotic crime fiction novels he writes under the pseudonym Scarlett Melange.

Their investigation takes them to the Peckam Flower and Vegetable show, where they fear the life of head judge Joaquin Zamorano is in considerable danger. Along the way, they meet the one person on earth who might be more boring than Robert R. Roberts - his wife Roberta.

Cast:
Max..............................................Max Olesker
Ivan...........................................Ivan Gonzalez
Robert R. Roberts
aka Scarlett Melange...................Jason Watkins
Roberta Roberts/
Voice of the Audiobook.................Lolly Adefope
Narrator /
Malcolm McMichaelmas...............Lewis MacLeod
Joaquin Zamarano /
Impish Nutter..................................David Reed

Written by and Max Olesker and Ivan Gonzalez
Developed by John Stanley Productions
Produced by Ben Walker
A Retort production for BBC Radio 4.


SAT 06:00 Saturday Drama (b01pt72f)
Michael Frayn - Skios

On the Greek island of Skios, guests of a celebrated foundation prepare for the yearly lecture, given by scientific guru Dr Norman Wilfred. He turns out to be surprisingly charismatic. In fact he's not Dr Wilfred but a handsome chancer called Oliver Fox who has allowed himself to be misidentified.

Meanwhile sexy Georgie, awaiting Oliver, is trapped in a remote villa with the real Dr Wilfred; he has lost his luggage and himself.

In 'Skios', skilfully dramatised by Archie Scottney, an international cast delivers us to the outer limits of hilarity. Martin Jarvis says: 'A joy to direct. Much laughter in studio and on location as we recorded Michael Frayn's philosophic farce of pretension, delusion and mislaid identity.'

Dramatised by Archie Scottney
Sound design: Mark Holden and Wes Dewberry
Producer Rosalind Ayres
Director Martin Jarvis
A Jarvis & Ayres Production for BBC Radio 4.


SAT 07:30 Britain in a Box (b01kjgnx)
Series 5, Grandstand

Paul Jackson presents a further edition of the show that not only celebrates classic television programmes, but also uses them as a window on a particular period in our cultural and social history.

Programme 2. Grandstand - in a programme recorded before the London Olympics, Paul traces the origins of the show that for nearly 50 years changed our relationship to sport, brought constant innovation to live TV coverage, and gave us not only David Coleman and Frank Bough but also Des Lynam.

And with the help of the said Lynam, as well as former BBC 1 controllers Sir Paul Fox and Alan Hart, former and current Heads of Sport Jonathan Martin and Barbara Slater, Paul Jackson not only traces the development of Grandstand but also assesses it's legacy and asks whether the BBC is in danger of taking its eye off the sporting ball.

Producers: Oliver Julian & Paul Kobrak.


SAT 08:00 An Hour With... (b05vjk1w)
Ranulph Fiennes

Sir Ranulph Fiennes has been described by the Guinness Book of Records as 'the world's greatest living explorer'. In his inspirational one-man show Sir Ranulph talks about his life and his career as a member of the SAS and as an adventurer.

Recorded on tour in the summer of 2004, Sir Ranulph enthrals his theatre audience with tales of the astonishing feats of physical and mental endurance he has experienced on dozens of expeditions such as the first hovercraft journey up the River Nile and the first polar circumnavigation of the Earth.

He also reveals how he finally discovered the legendary Lost City of Ubar after searching for 26 years.


SAT 09:00 Putting You Through, Caller (b098hjv5)

In 1958, the Queen made the first direct trunk telephone call. It was the beginning of the end for the female operators known as the 'Hello Girls'.

Telephone operators had connected callers since the earliest days of the telephone, eighty years before. Despite the intimacy of 'phone conversations, subscribers willingly accepted the presence of a third voice on the line.

In this three hour programme for Radio 4 Extra, Shaun Ley uses drama and comedy from the BBC archives to demonstrate how the telephone operator became a valuable dramatic device. With the aid of GPO's own recordings and the BT archive, Shaun explores the role of the operator, the strict rules governing their work and some official secrets.

The programme includes extracts from Liz and Sally, a 1960s post office recruitment film, Burn Your Phone - a Radio 4 play from 1995, in which Alan Cumming plays a telephone operator beset by voices, requests and problems, and the 1966 radio play, "If you're Glad, I'll be Frank".

Produced by Adam Bowen for Radio 4 Extra.


SAT 12:00 Say the Word (b00764j5)
Episode 1

4 Extra Debut. Frank Delaney's language panel game for Sandi Toksvig, Tommy Pearson, Laura Wright and Christopher Matthew. From Devon in 2001.


SAT 12:30 Hello Cheeky (b007jnx4)
From 14/04/1973

What do you get when you fall in love? And bizarre events at Crewe Junction.

Pun-tastic fast-moving comedy sketch series written by and starring John Junkin, Barry Cryer and Tim Brooke-Taylor.

With musical accompaniment from the Denis King Trio.

Producer: David Hatch

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1973.


SAT 13:00 John Reed - Ten Days That Shook the World (b098hpxl)
Episode 1

John Reed's classic eyewitness account of the Russian Revolution in October 1917. Starring Richard Laing and Kelly Burke.


SAT 14:10 Inheritance Tracks (b098j3p7)
Brendan Gleeson

Actor Brendan Gleeson inherits 'Teddy Bear's Picnic' and would like to pass on the Christy Moore version of 'Sweet Thames'.


SAT 14:15 Pam Ayres' Open Road (b007kfs1)
Series 2, Edinburgh

In Scotland's capital city, Pam visits a special brush shop, consults a herbalist and admires the Queen's bed afloat on the Royal Yacht Britannia.

Poet and raconteuse, Pam Ayres is back on the open road, visiting nine more places in Britain to hear tales from the people who live there.

Producer: Jill Marshall

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 2001.


SAT 14:45 Peter Tinniswood (b007jqw2)
Tales From the Brigadier, The Holy Father

Can the Brigadier manage expectations when the Pope opens the new cricket pavilion?

All the way from Witney Scrotum, more reminiscences from the crusty old brigadier.

Starring Richard Wilson.

Written by Peter Tinniswood.

Producer: Pete Atkin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1992.


SAT 15:00 An Hour With... (b05vjk1w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SAT 16:00 Saturday Drama (b01pt72f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 Britain in a Box (b01kjgnx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SAT 18:00 The Twilight Zone (b00hqjfy)
Series 2, From Agnes, With Love

An advanced computer nicknamed Agnes seems almost human. Is she jealous of her programmer?

Bernard Schoenfeld's TV script adapted for radio by Dennis Etchison

Starring Ed Begley Jr., Sarah Wellington, Maggie Carney, Doug James, Christian Stolte, Jeff Lupetin, David Darlow, Elizabeth Ledo, Sara Court and Ana Sferuzza.

Stacy Keach (best known here as US TV detective Mike Hammer) takes Serling's original TV role as narrator.

Created by Rod Serling, cult sci-fi and horror series 'The Twilight Zone' was first broadcast in the USA on CBS from 1959 to 1964 and electrified the new medium of television.

Armed with a licence from CBS and the Serling estate, Carl Amari's slick adaptions are based on the original TV scripts - adapted from 2002 as a 40-minute radio drama series, with a full cast, music and sound effects.

Produced and directed by Carl Amari and Roger Wolski for the Falcon Picture Group.


SAT 18:40 James Follett - The Silent Vulcan (b007jss6)
Episode 5

Where are Ellen, Vikki and Claire? Can Roger's solo mission manage to destroy the visitor's craft?

After a UFO crash landed, the Sussex town of Pentworth has been cut off by a mysterious invisible and impenetrable wall - and tensions are rising.
'The Silent Vulcan' is the final book in James Follett's sci-fi trilogy of the same name.

Read by Nigel Anthony.

Abridged by Miranda Davis.

Producer: Elizabeth Allard.

Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in 2004.


SAT 19:00 Putting You Through, Caller (b098hjv5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 The Mark Steel Lecture (b007jlx9)
Series 2, Leonardo da Vinci

The radical comedian profiles the Italian artist and scholar. Was he a genius or a hopeless absent-minded buffoon? From March 2001.


SAT 22:30 Andrew Maxwell's Public Enemies (b007jtr3)
The Food Industry

Andrew Maxwell is one of the UK's most informed and fearless stand ups. In this series of one-off stand up shows, he uses his trademark intelligence and political incisiveness to dig behind the clichés and assumptions about four possible threats to British society: food, the internet, drugs and Nationalism.

This series will showcase a comedian at the top of his abilities tackling difficult and important 'slow news' topics with a depth and perceptiveness that remains outside the remit of mainstream 'topical' comedy.

In this first episode, Andrew looks at the food industry. From horseburgers right up to snail ice-cream, it seems like there's something wrong with every rung of the food ladder. But given that food is essential to survival, shouldn't we be clearer about what it is we want from the industry that provides it?

Always adept at making shrewd, balanced and very funny political observations, Maxwell was one of the first comics at the 2011 Edinburgh Festival to react to the riots in England and the Arab Spring and evolve his act accordingly to rave reviews and a nomination. He performed his 2012 Edinburgh show That's the Spirit at the Assembly Rooms George Square to sell out audiences and followed this with a run at London's Soho Theatre. He also performed at the Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy Festival last year including a performance at the televised American Dream Gala and at the Udderbelly Festival.

"One of the most significant comedians working in the country today" THE INDEPENDENT

"Fiercely funny and utterly invigorating" THE TIMES

"Stand up. is rarely this politically well-informed or thought-provoking" THE SCOTSMAN

Written and performed by ..... Andrew Maxwell
Script edited by ..... Paul Byrne
Produced by ..... Ed Morrish.


SAT 23:00 Sabotage (b03k3c7y)
Series 1, Episode 2

Mark Talbot hosts Sabotage's exciting comedy night featuring a mix of TV stars and rising comedy talent. With Kevin Eldon (star of various TV hits, including his own BBC2 show "It's Kevin"); BBC Radio New Comedy Award winner Lucy Beaumont; Chortle Best Newcomer nominee Stuart Hudson; and the rising comedic talents of Benny Boot and Jamie Demetriou.

From London's historic Hoxton Hall in Hackney.

Producer: Anna Silver

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by Hat Trick Productions.

First broadcast in January 2014.



SUNDAY 15 OCTOBER 2017

SUN 00:00 The Twilight Zone (b00hqjfy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 00:40 James Follett - The Silent Vulcan (b007jss6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:40 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 John Reed - Ten Days That Shook the World (b098hpxl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:10 Inheritance Tracks (b098j3p7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:10 on Saturday]


SUN 02:15 Pam Ayres' Open Road (b007kfs1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Saturday]


SUN 02:45 Peter Tinniswood (b007jqw2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Saturday]


SUN 03:00 An Hour With... (b05vjk1w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 Saturday Drama (b01pt72f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 Britain in a Box (b01kjgnx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 HE Bates - Love for Lydia Omnibus (b007qpx9)
Episode 2

After the death of his friend, Richardson cuts himself off from the group and their familiar surroundings. But while out walking one day he comes across a figure he recognises.

Stars Tim Pigott-Smith as Older Richardson, Jordan Frieda as Richardson, Juliet Aubrey as Lydia, Jamie Bamber as Tom. Clare Corbett as Nancy and Tom Mannion as McKechnie.

HE Bates's semi-autobiographical novel (published in 1952) dramatised by Vivienne Allen.

Director: Tracey Neale

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2004.


SUN 07:15 Gillian Tindall - I Used to Live Here (b098p5fc)

4 Extra Debut. Gillian's old home is now a museum, a ghostly reflection of its former self, but she recalls how it used to be. Read by Linda Polan. From October 1995.


SUN 07:30 Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section (b042jhzs)
Series 3, Sara Pascoe and James Acaster

For the first show in the new series stand-up Alex Horne and his band explore the theme of technology through live music and comedy, with songs about a record player, hoover and a teasmaid amongst others. They're joined by guest comedians Sara Pascoe and James Acaster.


SUN 08:00 Life With the Lyons (b00ztcr7)
Roaming Scandals

Holiday shambles - as Bebe heads for Loch Lomond and Ben is planning a surprise.

Starring real-life American family: Ben Lyon and his wife Bebe Daniels and their children, Barbara and Richard.

With Molly Weir as Aggie, Doris Rogers as Florrie, Angela Ferguson Arthur Lawrence and John Pullen.

Life With The Lyons was one the BBC's most popular radio sitcoms between1950 and 1961. It was also adapted for BBC TV.

Written by Bebe Daniels and Bob Block

BBC Variety Orchestra conducted by Paul Fenoulhet.

Producer: Tom Ronald

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in May 1961.


SUN 08:30 As Time Goes By (b04t6qm0)
Series 1, Episode 1

Former sweethearts Jean and Lionel meet up again after many years, but true love fails to rekindle.

Starring Judi Dench as Jean and Geoffrey Palmer as Lionel. With Jon Glover and Simon Greenall.

Adapted from his original television series by Bob Larbey. Produced by Martin Fisher.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in March 1997.


SUN 09:00 The Letters of Sylvia Plath: Omnibus (b098plxx)

Extracts from writer Sylvia Plath's letters, with tales from her early life up to her marriage to Ted Hughes. Read by Lydia Wilson.


SUN 10:10 World Book Club (b098ply0)
Judith Kerr - When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit

Much-loved German-born, British author and illustrator Judith Kerr talks to Harriett Gilbert about her classic children's novel, When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit.

Set during the Second World War, this semi-autobiographical novel traces the story of a young Jewish girl and her family who flee Berlin just as the Nazis come to power. The journey of a family splintered by conflict, driven by fear and eventually rewarded with reunion is seen through the eyes of the nine-year-old Anna. Judith Kerr's novel, by turns heart-lifting and heart-rending has stood the test of time. It continues to be enjoyed by readers of all ages to this day.

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in March 2016.


SUN 11:05 Radiolab (b098ply3)
Series 2, Emergence

Radiolab asks what happens in life when there is no leader? With Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich.

Radiolab is a Peabody-award winning show about curiosity. Where sound illuminates ideas, and the boundaries blur between science, philosophy, and the human experience.

First broadcast on public radio in the USA.


SUN 12:00 Life With the Lyons (b00ztcr7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 12:30 As Time Goes By (b04t6qm0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 13:00 HE Bates - Love for Lydia Omnibus (b007qpx9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SUN 14:15 Gillian Tindall - I Used to Live Here (b098p5fc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today]


SUN 14:30 David Seltzer - The Omen: Omnibus (b098pnhs)

Kathy, wife of American diplomat Robert Thorn, gives birth to a baby boy. They name him Damien. Read by Owen Teale.


SUN 15:45 What Is a Story? (b061d16g)
Bearing Witness

Marina Warner - in the company of leading contemporary writers - looks at the world of contemporary fiction. In each programme, she considers a story and story writing from a different angle.

Marina is the Chair of the Man Booker International Prize 2015 and the series draws on the expertise of this year's International Booker judging panel, the views of the shortlisted writers, as well as other key literary talent.

Marina speaks with writers as diverse as Julian Barnes, Michelle Roberts, Fanny Howe, Marlene van Niekerk, Alain Mabanckou, Lydia Davis, Edwin Frank, Elleke Boehmer, Wen-Chin Ouyang, Daniel Medin, Nadeem Aslam and Laszlo Krasznahorkai.

There are questions around the boundaries between fact and fiction which Marina believes are central to any consideration of storytelling, since readers' pleasure depends so much on trust built up between the storyteller or writer and the audience.

Over ten episodes, there are discussions on the reasons for writing, writers as witnesses and political interaction.

In episode four Marina looks at, 'Bearing Witness'

Producer: Kevin Dawson
A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.


SUN 16:00 Bruce Bedford - Mire Farm (b00k08lg)

Simon Shaw's first challenge as a diplomat is to reconcile his eccentric family on their farm with the angry villagers of Butterdale in Yorkshire.

Bruce Bedford's drama stars Paul Downing as Simon Shaw, Stephen Thorne as John Shaw, June Barrie as May Shaw, Jane Whittenshaw as Beatrice Shaw, Howard Goorney as Grandad Shaw, Nigel Betts as Eric Flow, Julia Hills as Vanessa, Auriol Smith as Mrs Wentworth, Christopher Good as the Vicar, James Green as Colonel Wince and John Wood as the Taximan/Landlord.

Directed at BBC Bristol by Andy Jordan.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1990.


SUN 17:00 Poetry Extra (b098ssrq)
Norn But Not Forgotten - Sounds of Shetland

Poet Daljit Nagra revisits the BBC's radio poetry archive with 'Norn But Not Forgotten, Sounds of Shetland'.

The dialect of the Shetland Islands is one of the most distinctive spoken within the British Isles: heavily accented, and studded with words left over from the now extinct Norn language which was spoken on the islands until the late 18th century. Even now, reaching for expressions to describe the natural world, places, the seasons of the year, food, tools, colours, moods or states of agitation or excitement, Shetlanders will often use Norn words.

Kathleen Jamie visits Shetland to meet up with the poets who revel in the language, both those born on the island and those who've moved there.

Shetland, and its distinctive accents and words, has proved surprisingly receptive to poets from mainland Scotland and England who have chosen to make it home. What is it about the Shetland dialect that so excites and fascinates poets? Kathleen asks the TS Eliot award-winning poet Jen Hadfield, who was born in Cheshire, and Raman Mundair, who was born in Ludhiana in India and came to live in Glasgow at the age of five, about choosing to write about Shetland's distinctive landscape, people and way of life in its own tongue.

Kathleen also meets acclaimed Shetland language poet Christine De Luca who was raised on the island and who has made the opposite journey, leaving the rugged landscape of the island to live and work on the mainland.

Rich with the sounds - and not just the language - of the islands, Kathleen Jamie explores how this dense linguistic community has managed to excite and engage some of Britain's leading poets.

Producer: Mark Rickards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2010.


SUN 17:30 Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section (b042jhzs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 18:00 Susan Hill - The Woman in Black (b007jls5)
Letters and Death Certificates

Can solicitor Arthur Kipps finally unravel the eerie mystery of the isolated house of the reclusive Mrs Drablow?

Susan Hill's chilling ghost story dramatised in 4 parts by Jon Strickland.

Stars Robert Glenister as Young Kipps, John Woodvine as Old Kipps, Paula Tilbrook as Esme, Jane Cox as Stella and Rod Arthur as Samuel Daily.

Music composed by Derek Pearce.

Directed at BBC Manchester by Chris Wallis

First broadcast on BBC Radio 5 in 1993.


SUN 18:30 Carey Harrison - A Call From the Dead (b01nf2h9)

It's good to talk - or so they say - but not when you're called from beyond the grave...

Stars John Shrapnel as Dr Edward Elmore, Nick Dunning as Stephen Warburton, Christopher Scott as the Reverend Neville Barber and Carolyn Jones as Martha.

Scripted by Carey Harrison

Director: Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1997.


SUN 19:00 Radiolab (b098ply3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:05 today]


SUN 19:55 The Letters of Sylvia Plath: Omnibus (b098plxx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SUN 21:05 World Book Club (b098ply0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:10 today]


SUN 22:00 Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section (b042jhzs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 22:30 Hal (b04p5vl1)
Series 1, Career

Comedian Hal Cruttenden stars and co-writes a new four-part sitcom about a stay at home father who is having a mid-life crisis. Hal stars as himself, married to Sam and father to two lovely girls. The problem is that, as Sam's career blossoms internationally and daughters Lilly and Molly grow up and are no longer dependent on their loving and caring father, Hal feels restless.

Having decided to give up his career and be a House Husband many years ago, the appeal of being around his family more is wearing thin.

So, with the help of his ever unreliable mates Doug, Fergus and Barry, Hal decides to try new things in his life. But, inevitably, things don't go to plan!

Further challenges come from Hal's now deceased father, who was a true adventurer and all-round hero (something his son sadly is not) and is starting to appear to Hal at the most inopportune times to give unwelcome advice.

So, with the help of his ever unreliable mates Doug, Fergus and Barry, Hal decides to try new things in his life. But, inevitably, things don't go to plan.

In this first episode, Hal is arranging a special romantic getaway for Sam with some difficulty, Lilly and Molly are becoming almost strangers to Hal, his friend Fergus thinks he's finally found love, and Hal is forced to replace Sam in making a talk at the girls' school as Sam has to go on a work trip abroad.

An Open Mike production for BBC Radio 4.


SUN 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b09b1fb0)
Simon Day 2/2

The best in contemporary comedy. Arthur Smith talks to Simon Day.


SUN 23:00 Newsjack (b097yrzg)
Series 17, Episode 5

BBC Radio 4 Extra's topical sketch show Newsjack returns with host Angela Barnes.

Irreverent and satirical, Newsjack is the scrapbook sketch show written entirely by the Great British public, and then bought to life by a revolving cast of sketch performers.

Cast: Damien Slash, Emma Sidi and Joe Barnes

The programme continues to be a showcase for new comedy writing: anyone can submit material (sketches and one-line jokes) - these can be submitted every week of the six week run.

Details for submitting material can be found here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00kvs8r

Producers: Adnan Ahmed and Suzy Grant
Production Co-Ordinator: Nick Coupe
Script Editors - Ed Amsden and Tom Coles

BBC Studios Production.


SUN 23:30 Pick Ups (b00ngzck)
Series 2, Stags and Bucks

Sitcom by Ian Kershaw, set around a Manchester taxi company.

An old school friend rocks Dave's world, while Mike gets involved in a gay stag night - on the straight side of town.

Mike ...... Paul Loughran
Lind ...... Lesley Sharp
Dave ...... Phil Rowson
Shelly ...... Naomi Radcliffe
Ashley ...... Jonathan Mayor
Darren ...... Chris Hoyle.



MONDAY 16 OCTOBER 2017

MON 00:00 Susan Hill - The Woman in Black (b007jls5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 00:30 Carey Harrison - A Call From the Dead (b01nf2h9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 HE Bates - Love for Lydia Omnibus (b007qpx9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:15 Gillian Tindall - I Used to Live Here (b098p5fc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 on Sunday]


MON 02:30 David Seltzer - The Omen: Omnibus (b098pnhs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Sunday]


MON 03:45 What Is a Story? (b061d16g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:45 on Sunday]


MON 04:00 Bruce Bedford - Mire Farm (b00k08lg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Poetry Extra (b098ssrq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section (b042jhzs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 Christopher Coake - You Came Back (b01r1cwl)
Episode 1

Mark's world spins out of control when someone says they've seen the ghost of his dead son.

American writer Christopher Coake's You Came Back is read by John Chancer.

Thirty-something Mark Fife believes he has moved on from the accidental death of his young son Brendan and the subsequent break-up of his marriage. He's successful, in love again, and he thinks he's mastered his own memories at last. But when a strange woman tells him she believes her house is haunted by Brendan's ghost, his life is thrown into turmoil.

Mark doesn't believe in ghosts, but his distressed ex-wife does, and he really wants to help her. So much so that he begins to doubt his own beliefs - and endanger the relationships that really matter to him now - with his fiancee and his tough and sceptical father.

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by the Waters Partnership.


MON 06:30 Paint It Black (b007jxq4)

Archers actress Felicity Finch accompanies a group of cave artists in their brave quest to paint underground tunnels and chambers.


MON 07:00 Millport (b0075sxz)
Series 1, The Storm

A pensioner mysteriously disappears from the town of Millport on the Isle of Cumbrae, off the west coast of Scotland.

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

Stars Lynn Ferguson as Irene, Janet Brown as Moira/Agnes, Lewis McLeod as Alberto/Robert/Bob, Gabriel Quigley as Ena/Bunty/Betty, Matt Costello as Doogie and Robert Paterson as the DJ.

Producer: Lucy Bacon

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2000.


MON 07:30 The Unbelievable Truth (b08lgq9j)
Series 18, Episode 2

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

John Finnemore, Henning Wehn, Lou Sanders and Miles Jupp the panellists obliged to talk with deliberate inaccuracy on subjects as varied as names, Germany, secrets and nudity.

Produced by Jon Naismith
A Random Entertainment production for BBC Radio 4.


MON 08:00 Hello Cheeky (b0124yrn)
From 21/04/1973

The Sexiest Man Called Nicholas Parsons competition and the man who thinks he's a plum...

Pun-tastic fast-moving comedy sketch series written by and starring John Junkin, Barry Cryer and Tim Brooke-Taylor.

With musical accompaniment from the Denis King Trio.

Producer: David Hatch

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1973.


MON 08:30 Dad's Army (b007jq38)
Series 3, The Great White Hunter

Captain Mainwaring causes chaos tracking down Walker's purloined silk parachute.

Starring Arthur Lowe as Captain Mainwaring, John Le Mesurier as Sergeant Wilson, Clive Dunn as Corporal Jones, John Laurie as Private Frazer, Ian Lavender as Private Pike, Arnold Ridley as Godfrey, Larry Martyn as Private Walker and Pearl Hackney as Mrs Pike.

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 April 1976.


MON 09:00 Just a Minute (b00rdxlz)
Series 56, Episode 12

Nicholas Parsons chairs the devious word game. With Sue Perkins, Graham Norton, Tony Hawks and Paul Merton. From March 2010. Episode 12 of 12.


MON 09:30 Tomorrow, Today! (b017071k)
Series 2, Squab is not the Language of Love

Comedy series by Christopher William Hill, set in 1962.

A BBC producer struggles to make a radio soap set in the unimaginably futuristic world of 2008.

Radio writer Hugo defects to TV.

Nigel Lavery ...... Peter Bowles
Sylvia Hann ...... Cheryl Campbell
Godfrey Winnard ..... John Fortune
Sir Angus McNairn ...... Gary Waldhorn
Hugo Kellerman ...... Joseph Kloska
Douglas Bennings ...... Jon Glover
Keith Wood ...... Sam Pamphilon
Georgina Barrett ...... Carolyn Pickles
Burton ...... Peter Marinker.


MON 10:00 Gunter Grass - The Tin Drum (b007jls2)
Episode 1

It's 1930 and Hitler's rise to power has begun. Three year old Oskar decides to stop growing and stop talking. Instead he plays his tin drum.

Phil Daniels stars as Oskar alongside Kenneth Cranham and Lesley Manville in this two-part dramatisation of Gunter Grass' dark and intriguing story.

Written in 1959, The Tin Drum is a modern classic of post-Second World War literature, telling the story of the Third Reich's decline and fall from a most particular perspective - that of a dwarf.

The Tin Drum was published at a time when a generation of Germans was seeking to understand the war for the first time.

Gunter Grass was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1999 and the Swedish Academy praised him as a writer 'whose frolicsome black fables portray the forgotten face of history'.

Mike Walker's efforts won him the Writer's Award for Best Dramatisation.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1996.


MON 11:00 Home Sweet Home (b02x9f55)
A Room of One's Own

1/3. A Room of One's Own.

Writer and standup AL Kennedy has upped sticks and left Glasgow for London, but English conveyancing law and her solicitor's concern about sewage pipes leaves her bewildered and confused.

She misses her old, familiar writing room back home, and criss-crosses the capital looking for a new place to call her own. Meanwhile, her favourite black writing chair beckons - but it's boxed up in a storage warehouse somewhere near Heathrow. It's a writer's life...

Producer: Mark Smalley.


MON 11:15 John Mortimer - Mr Luby's Fear of Heaven (b007jwfc)

Lewis Luby - lecturer and authority on the poet, Lord Byron - is at one moment enjoying British Council sherry on the balcony of an Italian palazzo and the next moment he's somewhere entirely different...

John Mortimer's play for radio stars John Gielgud as Lewis Luby, Peter Woodthorpe as Tommy Fletcher, Leslie Heritage as the English Guide, Hana-Maria Pravda as Sophie Luby, Robert Rietty as Dr Benjamini, Madi Hedd as Miss Waterlow, Deborah Paige as Jennifer, Gigi Gatti as the Nun, Norma Ronald as English Mother, Michael Shannon as English Father, Gilles Dattas as French Guide, Michael Wolf as German Guide, Yasuko Nagazumi as Japanese Guide and Leonardo Pierroni as Italian Guide.

Producer: John Tydeman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in 1976.


MON 12:00 Hello Cheeky (b0124yrn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 Dad's Army (b007jq38)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 Christopher Coake - You Came Back (b01r1cwl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 Paint It Black (b007jxq4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 Charlotte Bronte - Jane Eyre (b0076kxr)
Episode 1

Lonely, ignored and ill-treated, the orphaned Jane Eyre is growing up at Gateshead.

When she arrives at Thornfield Hall, it's not only the presence of Mr Rochester that she finds unsettling...

Anne-Marie Duff begins Charlotte Bronte's bold and passionate story of a woman's search for independence and love on her own terms. First published in 1847.

Abridged in 15 parts by Sally Marmion.

Producer: Di Speirs

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2004.


MON 14:15 A Week at the Pitt Rivers (b047wm78)
The Engineer

Cartoonist Tim Hunkin examines wooden heads in the Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford's Aladdin's cave for anthropologists.


MON 14:30 Daunt and Dervish (b008vvj7)
Series 3, Episode 1

London 1953. The Daunt and Dervish detective agency is back in business.

As the country prepares to crown the new Queen, the female detectives accept an invitation for tea at Claridges.

Stars Anna Massey as Josephine Daunt, Sylvestra Le Touzel as Susan Dervish, Sean Scanlon as Bill Mackie, Peter Marinker as Ricard Biró, Ben Onwukwe as Gordon Teague, Simon Treves as Freddie Tinsley, Joannah Tincey as Belinda Lane, Jane Whittenshaw as Sally Hastings and Sam Pamphilon as Biró's assistant.

Clarinet played by Julian Stringle

Director: Colin Guthrie

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2008.


MON 14:45 Femme Fatale: A Biography of Mata Hari (b0178fh6)
Episode 1

The life of Margaretha Zelle, who became one of the most notorious women of the 20th century. Read by Juliet Stevenson.


MON 15:00 Gunter Grass - The Tin Drum (b007jls2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 Just a Minute (b00rdxlz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 16:30 Tomorrow, Today! (b017071k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


MON 17:00 Millport (b0075sxz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 17:30 The Unbelievable Truth (b0978p0j)
Series 19, Episode 2

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

Richard Osman, Arthur Smith, Lou Sanders and Phil Wang are the panellists obliged to talk with deliberate inaccuracy on subjects as varied as Kanye West, sugar, chickens and aeroplanes.

Produced by Jon Naismith
A Random Entertainment production for BBC Radio 4.


MON 18:00 Daphne du Maurier - The Blue Lenses (b007k4jq)
Episode 1

Recovering from a serious eye operation, Marda West discovers her vision has been heightened to a frighteningly new degree of clarity.

It makes her fear that people she trusts the most have sinister designs against her...

Daphne du Maurier's two-part fantasy thriller explores the darker aspects of human nature.

Read by Emma Fielding.

Produced and abridged by Gemma Jenkins.

Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in 2007.


MON 18:30 A Good Read (b0076pm2)
Clare Balding, Andrew Collins

Sue MacGregor ventures into the worlds of sport and music when fellow presenters Clare Balding and Andrew Collins join her to champion three of their favourite paperbacks by Nigel Slater, Milan Kundera and Kurt Vonnegut. From 2004.

Toast by Nigel Slater
Publisher: Perennial

Ignorance By Milan Kundera
Publisher: Faber

Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut
Publisher: Flamingo.


MON 19:00 Hello Cheeky (b0124yrn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 Dad's Army (b007jq38)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 Christopher Coake - You Came Back (b01r1cwl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 Paint It Black (b007jxq4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 Home Sweet Home (b02x9f55)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:15 John Mortimer - Mr Luby's Fear of Heaven (b007jwfc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


MON 22:00 The Unbelievable Truth (b0978p0j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:30 today]


MON 22:30 Steven Appleby's Normal Life (b00snqqs)
Series 2, Normal Sleep

The cartoonist searches for the secret meaning of life, said to be written on a sausage. Stars Paul McCrink. From March 2003.


MON 22:45 Earls of the Court (b00r7lpz)
Crisis Management

Comedy drama series by Will Adamsdale and Stewart Wright about two Australians down on their luck in London.

Lloydie and Johnno need money fast to pay the rent, but will the contents of Lloydie's trusty backpack be enough to save the day?

Lloydie ...... Stewart Wright
Johnno ...... Will Adamsdale

Directed by Sasha Yevtushenko.


MON 23:00 News Quiz Extra (b0991mkw)
Series 21, Episode 6

Host Miles Jupp is joined by Rich Hall, Helen Lewis, Mark Steel and Kiri Pritchard-McLean to hash out the week's biggest news stories.

The panel discuss the Harvey Weinstein accusations, the SNP Party Conference and Yorkshire's many bids for devolution.

The Chair's script was written by Liam Beirne, Max Davis and James Kettle with additional material by Rebecca Channon, Caroline Mabey and Jenny Laville.
The producer was Joe Nunnery and it was a BBC Studios Production.


MON 23:45 Paperback Hell (b0076cd4)
Disco Shoes

4 Extra Debut. The first of four chapters by four authors from the bestseller charts and none of them very good. With Rebecca Front. From January 2003.



TUESDAY 17 OCTOBER 2017

TUE 00:00 Daphne du Maurier - The Blue Lenses (b007k4jq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 A Good Read (b0076pm2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 Christopher Coake - You Came Back (b01r1cwl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 Paint It Black (b007jxq4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 Charlotte Bronte - Jane Eyre (b0076kxr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:15 A Week at the Pitt Rivers (b047wm78)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 Daunt and Dervish (b008vvj7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:45 Femme Fatale: A Biography of Mata Hari (b0178fh6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 Gunter Grass - The Tin Drum (b007jls2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 Just a Minute (b00rdxlz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:30 Tomorrow, Today! (b017071k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 Millport (b0075sxz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 The Unbelievable Truth (b0978p0j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:30 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 Christopher Coake - You Came Back (b01r1yr7)
Episode 2

Tracked down by a woman who lives in the house where his son died, Mark's future happiness is threatened. Read by John Chancer. From March 2013.


TUE 06:30 Hearing Ragas (b01mf7nd)

This is violinist Professor Paul Robertson's remarkable story of the Indian ragas he heard from within a coma, and the healing effect that Sir John Tavener's music had on him in his recovery.

When Paul and John met at a conference in 2007 they discovered that they had a shared interest in near death experiences. During the course of their conversation, John stated that he wanted to write a piece for Paul involving four string quartets to be called "Towards Silence". John duly wrote the piece and Paul started to make arrangements for its premiere. At this point, John suffered a heart attack and was taken into intensive care in Switzerland. Within weeks, Paul's aorta gave way and he found himself in a London hospital. During his six week coma, Paul had a series of horrific visions, but was occasionally comforted by the sound of a woman singing Indian ragas. Only when he came out of the coma did he realise for the first time, that the music John had written for him: "Towards Silence", was based on an Indian raga. Paul then used the practising of this piece to rehabilitate himself after the paralysing strokes he'd suffered during his coma.

Paul and John are brought together to share their experiences properly for the first time and to talk about what happened to them; how they view their respective illnesses and how these episodes have changed their lives.

It includes music by Sir John Tavener, a soundtrack by Simon Hall and Sanchita Pal singing Ragas.

There will be a longer version of this programme available on Listen Again at the time of TX which includes more detail about Paul's recovery. There will also be a chance for listeners to hear more of the conversation between Paul and John Tavener on the programme's web page.

Producer: Rosie Boulton.


TUE 07:00 One Foot in the Grave (b007jn08)
Timeless Time

Grumpy Victor Meldrew's insomnia keeps wife Margaret awake.

Starring Richard Wilson as Victor and Annette Crosbie as Margaret.

Adapted for radio by David Renwick from this TV script.

Producer: Diane Messias

First broadcast in January 1995 on BBC Radio 2.


TUE 07:30 The Tim Vine Chat Show (b09794s8)
Series 2, North Berwick

Tim Vine has been travelling the length and breadth of this fair land to not only uncover the best stories of the Great British public but also to take every possible opportunity to tell a ridiculous joke and sing a preposterous song along the way.

This week Tim visits Scotland and the St Andrew Blackadder church in North Berwick. A pie-seller and a man undergoing some unusual physiotherapy provide the entertainment and Tim leads a maritime sing-a-long.

Producer: Richard Morris
A BBC Studios Production.


TUE 08:00 Listen to Les (b007wvt9)
From 17/07/1983

Les Dawson welcomes Cissy and Ada, plus a condemned man's last request - plus another mighty piano sing-along.

With Roy Barraclough, Daphne Oxenford and Colin Edwynn.

Music by Brian Fitzgerald.

Scripted and produced by James Casey.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in July 1983.


TUE 08:30 The Men From the Ministry (b007jnys)
The Conference Trick

Not keen on securing plots of land on planet Venus, the British government opt to enlist the bumbling bureaucrats.

A weekly tribute to all those who work in government departments.

Stars Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler. With Norma Ronald, Ronald Baddiley, John Graham and Garard Green.

Written by Edward Taylor and John Graham.

'The Men from the Ministry' ran for 14 series between 1962 and 1977. Deryck Guyler replaced Wilfrid Hyde-White from 1966. Sadly many episodes didn't survive in the archive, however the BBC's Transcription Service re-recorded 14 shows in 1980 - never broadcast in the UK, until the arrival of BBC Radio 4 Extra.

Producer: Edward Taylor

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 4 in July 1972.


TUE 09:00 News Quiz Extra (b0991mkw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:45 Paperback Hell (b0076cd4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:45 on Monday]


TUE 10:00 Gunter Grass - The Tin Drum (b007jlvd)
Episode 2

As the war rages, Oskar discovers sex, jazz and the black market. Will his mad drumming make him a star?

Phil Daniels stars as Oskar alongside Kenneth Cranham and Lesley Manville in this two-part dramatisation of Gunter Grass' dark and intriguing story.

Written in 1959, The Tin Drum is a modern classic of post-Second World War literature, telling the story of the Third Reich's decline and fall from a most particular perspective - that of a dwarf.

The Tin Drum was published at a time when a generation of Germans was seeking to understand the war for the first time.

Gunter Grass was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1999 and the Swedish Academy praised him as a writer 'whose frolicsome black fables portray the forgotten face of history'.

Mike Walker's efforts won him the Writer's Award for Best Dramatisation.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1996.


TUE 11:00 Home Sweet Home (b02yqh75)
On the Road

2/3. On the Road. Writer and stand-up performer AL Kennedy wonders if it's so important to her, then why does she spend so little time there?

After all, a writer these days is seldom at home. There are therefore, she muses, all manner of things to be learned about your accommodation options: avoid rooms over pubs where the new day's clean linen is dumped on the carpet outside every door; try and insist on running water, maybe of two different temperatures and only from the taps. How to deal with posh room service, dodgy room service, in-room picnics and the lack of kettles across Europe.

Is it, she wonders, worth learning conversational breakfast phrases in other languages?

Perils to avoid: noise, light, the crazy people next door, the people having sex next door, the lift
doing TARDIS impersonations all night, free-floating despair, the ventilator that funnels smoke into your bathroom, the mayhem that breaks out in the streets at 3am, wildlife, health difficulties and the
almost universally insane people who run B&B's.

Producer: Mark Smalley.


TUE 11:15 Afternoon Drama (b01phj10)
John Dryden - The Reluctant Spy, Episode 1

As the world waits to see what democracy will bring to Egypt, Nigel Lindsay plays hard-up Coptic art expert who becomes embroiled in (what appears to be) corporate espionage when approached by seductive Canadian student Tara to deliver a letter - for money - to a prominent Egyptian politician. But nothing in this tense three-parter from writer/director John Dryden is quite what it appears to be.

Casting - Toby Whale
Production Manager - Russell Owen
Script Editor - Mike Walker
Sound design - Steve Bond
Music - Sacha Puttnam

Written and directed by: John Dryden
A Goldhawk Production for BBC Radio 4
www.goldhawk.eu

Writer/Director - John Dryden
This is John's forth trilogy for Radio 4, after SEVERED THREADS, PANDEMIC (winner of this year's Writers' Guild award for Best Radio Drama) and A TOKYO MURDER. He recently directed and co-wrote with journalist Owen Bennett-Jones the documentary/drama BLASPHEMY AND THE GOVERNOR OF PUNJAB.


TUE 12:00 Listen to Les (b007wvt9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 The Men From the Ministry (b007jnys)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 Christopher Coake - You Came Back (b01r1yr7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 Hearing Ragas (b01mf7nd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 Charlotte Bronte - Jane Eyre (b0999tp3)
Episode 2

Freed from the humiliations inflicted by her aunt, Jane hopes for a new beginning. Adaptation read by Anne-Marie Duff. From April 2004.


TUE 14:15 A Week at the Pitt Rivers (b048jfgj)
The Archaeologist

Views of Oxford's Aladdin's cave for anthropologists, the Pitt Rivers Museum. Archaeologist Barry Cunliffe examines amulets. From April 1999.


TUE 14:30 Daunt and Dervish (b008vvjb)
Series 3, Episode 2

Female private detective adventure series, set in 1953. Hired to investigate actress Belinda Lane, the detective duo are drawn into an even deeper mystery. From February 2008.


TUE 14:45 Femme Fatale: A Biography of Mata Hari (b0178mlc)
Episode 2

In the biography of Dutch woman Margaretha Zelle, tragedy stikes her family in Indonesia. Read by Juliet Stevenson. From July 2007.


TUE 15:00 Gunter Grass - The Tin Drum (b007jlvd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 It's Not What You Know (b0375sfk)
Series 2, Episode 3

Justin Moorhouse, Bridget Christie and Ainsley Harriott each nominate someone they know well to answer a series of questions and they than have to second guess how they answered.

Host Miles Jupp tests Bridget on how well she knows her best friend Rebecca Sewell, Ainsley his best friend, pitch doctor Paul Boross, and Justin his former radio producer Sean Gibson.

What is the one thing that DJ Justin does not like talking about? What is Bridget's worst fear? And who is Ainsley's worst habit?

All answers and more will be revealed.

Producer: Sam Michell.


TUE 16:30 Ballylenon (b007q9kc)
Series 2, Episode 2

Phonsie and his diminutive sidekick, columnist Stumpy Bonnar, battle to keep young Josie from the clutches of Packy McGoldrick, but have they met their match?

Series set in the sleepy town of Ballylenon, Co Donegal, in 1954, 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, Charlie Bonnar as Packy McGoldrick and Ciara McKeown as Josie Doherty.

Music arranged and performed by Stephanie Hughes.

Director: Eoin O'Callaghan

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1995.


TUE 17:00 One Foot in the Grave (b007jn08)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 17:30 The Tim Vine Chat Show (b09794s8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 18:00 Daphne du Maurier - The Blue Lenses (b007k4rp)
Episode 2

Afer discovering she's able to see things that others can't, Marda West fears for her survival in this dangerous new world.

The conclusion of Daphne du Maurier's two-part fantasy thriller exploring the darker aspects of human nature.

Read by Emma Fielding.

Produced and abridged by Gemma Jenkins.

Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in 2007.


TUE 18:30 That Reminds Me (b007jnv6)
Series 3, George Melly

Celebrated raconteur, jazz singer and critic George Melly regales an audience with tales of his eventful life and passions.

Aged 75, the bonviveur reveals his short-term memory is faulty, yet his past is crystal clear. As Melly charts his way through a varied career - underpinned by his hunger for entertaining and performing - he recalls his early gay lifestyle, and explains his great passion for surrealism,

When George died, BBC News said "With his flamboyant suits, oversize hats and Havana cigars, George Melly was a good-time Renaissance man who indulged, often over-indulged, his passions for jazz, film, art, fishing, writing, drink and sex."

George Melly: Born: 17 August 1926. Died: 5 July 2007.

Producer: Claire Jones

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 4 in November 2001.


TUE 19:00 Listen to Les (b007wvt9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 The Men From the Ministry (b007jnys)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 Christopher Coake - You Came Back (b01r1yr7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 Hearing Ragas (b01mf7nd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 Home Sweet Home (b02yqh75)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 21:15 Afternoon Drama (b01phj10)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


TUE 22:00 The Tim Vine Chat Show (b09794s8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 Tim FitzHigham: The Gambler (b05r3z49)
Series 2, Episode 4

Adventuring comedian Tim FitzHigham and his old nemesis Alex Horne recreate a 19th century bet; can Tim ride a horse from London to Dover and back before Alex makes 1 million dots on a piece of paper?


TUE 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b09b1gr4)
Daniel Sloss 1/2

The best in contemporary comedy. Jon Holmes chats to Daniel Sloss.


TUE 23:00 Alun Cochrane's Fun House (b01s0dld)
Bedroom

Comedian Alun Cochrane has a 25 year mortgage which he can only pay off by being funny. In this series he takes us on a room by room, stand up tour of his house.

He has a fridge that beeps at him when he doesn't move quickly enough and a fire alarm he can't reach. His relationship with his house is a complicated one.

A hoarder of funny and original observations on everyday life, Alun invites us to help him de-clutter his mind and tidy his ideas into one of those bags that you hoover all the air out of and keep under your bed. This show will help Alun and his house work through their relationship issues and prevent a separation that Alun can ill afford; at least not until the market picks up anyway.

Starring ... Alun Cochrane and Gavin Osborn

Written by ... Alun Cochrane and Andy Wolton

Produced by ... Carl Cooper.


TUE 23:30 The Shuttleworths (b007jm2l)
Series 1, John Goes to London

Sheffield singer John Shuttleworth's efforts to find Big City fame don't go to plan. Stars Graham Fellows. From April 1994.


TUE 23:45 Hamish and Dougal: You'll Have Had Your Tea (b00770bs)
Series 3, Porridge Votes

The Scotsmen stand against the Laird in the local by-election. Dirty tricks are all too soon afoot. Stars Barry Cryer, Graeme Garden and Jeremy Hardy. From September 2006.



WEDNESDAY 18 OCTOBER 2017

WED 00:00 Daphne du Maurier - The Blue Lenses (b007k4rp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 That Reminds Me (b007jnv6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 Christopher Coake - You Came Back (b01r1yr7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 Hearing Ragas (b01mf7nd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 Charlotte Bronte - Jane Eyre (b0999tp3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday]


WED 02:15 A Week at the Pitt Rivers (b048jfgj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Tuesday]


WED 02:30 Daunt and Dervish (b008vvjb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:45 Femme Fatale: A Biography of Mata Hari (b0178mlc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 Gunter Grass - The Tin Drum (b007jlvd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 It's Not What You Know (b0375sfk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:30 Ballylenon (b007q9kc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:30 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 One Foot in the Grave (b007jn08)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 The Tim Vine Chat Show (b09794s8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 Christopher Coake - You Came Back (b01r1zk2)
Episode 3

Mark and Chloe must face the news that a child living in their old home says he has seen their dead son's ghost. Read by John Chancer. From March 2013.


WED 06:30 Caught on Film (b00d44xj)

At Bologna's festival Il Cinema Ritrovato, Matthew Sweet discovers how our cinematic heritage is disintegrating. From August 2008.


WED 07:00 Electric Ink (b01k68hg)
Series 2, Episode 4

by Alistair Beaton and Tom Mitchelson.

A comic satire set in the struggling world of newspapers. The paper gets a hot tip about a Lib-Dem MP. Could they be about to unseat the coalition?

Maddox ..... John Sessions
Oliver ..... Alex Jennings
Freddy ..... Stephen Wight
Carol ..... Polly Frame
Masha ..... Debbie Chazen
Julie Compton ..... Joanna Monro
Producer ..... Sally Avens

Alistair Beaton and Tom Mitchelson's satire is set in the world of modern newspapers.

A group of dysfunctional journalists attempt to cover major news stories at the same time as grappling with the demands of working in a multi-platform environment, watching circulation figures plummet and the recession causing half the workforce to be laid off.

At the heart of the comedy is the relationship between Maddox Bradley; a journalist who mourns the day of proper investigative journalism and Freddy, the online editor who will regurgitate a press release quite happily and call it a story. But they have a grudging respect for the each other as Freddy helps Maddox stay afloat in the world of Twitter, Facebook and podcasting and Maddox shows Freddy how to sniff out the real story. Both are at the mercy of Oliver, the pragmatic editor more concerned with keeping his job, and Carol, the news editor who believes that circulation will increase if they run pieces on Big Mac eating orang-utans and 'intelligent' skunks rather than Maddox's moral crusading diatribes. And only Masha, the Russian head of online communities, who wants to give away all their content because that is true democracy, knows Freddy's secret; that he's a posh boy from Eton rather than a hypercool kid from the street; well that's what Freddy thinks anyway.


WED 07:30 John Shuttleworth's Lounge Music (b084tlr0)
Series 2, Episode 4

John Shuttleworth invites celebrated pop stars to his Sheffield home to perform one of their own songs and also, more importantly, one of his.

This week, John's guest is Mari Wilson.

Joan Chitty gets very excited about Mari's visit as she used to have a wonderful beehive and Joan would like Mari to give her the same look. John is not convinced this is a good idea as Joan has very short spiky hair and far too much hair lacquer would be required.

Anyway, there are more important things to be done. Mari needs to sing one of John's songs and John has to prepare for a medley of Mari's songs and get Top Tips on the Telephone from Tony Burrows who famously appeared on Top of The Pops three times in one show!

Written and Performed by Graham Fellows with special guests Mari Wilson and Toni Burrows
Produced by Dawn Ellis
A Chic Ken production for BBC Radio 4.


WED 08:00 The Navy Lark (b007k1q5)
New at the Helm

A jetty's demolished as Pertwee and Phillips return from leave to meet the new number one, Lieutenant Murray.

Starring Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as Number One, Richard Caldicot as Commander Povey, Ronnie Barker as AS Johnson, Heather Chasen as Heather, Michael Bates as the Rating and Tenniel Evans as the Admiral.

The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series on BBC Radio between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman.

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in October 1959.


WED 08:30 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jppj)
Series 6, Sid's Mystery Tours

Sid persuades the lad to be a director of his guided tours company, but there's a snag!

Starring Tony Hancock. With Sidney James, Bill Kerr, Warren Mitchell, Mavis Villers and Errol McKinnon.

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 November 1959.


WED 09:00 Say the Word (b00764mj)
Episode 2

Frank Delaney's language game wtih guests Sheridan Morley, Jan Dalley, Humphrey Carpenter and Katie Fforde. The Nimmo Twins are on hand with words of wit. From October 2001.


WED 09:30 Winston (b007mwhn)
Series 1, The Village Fete

Father's enjoyed a remarkable recovery and seems poised to live forever; and Rosie and William plan to stay at home. But Nancy makes a big decision...

Peter Tinniswood's bawdy comedy serial stars Bill Wallis as Winston, Maurice Denham as Father, Shirley Dixon as Nancy, Liz Goulding as Rosie and Christian Rodska as William.

Directed at BBC Bristol by Shaun MacLoughlin.

First broadcast on BBC Radio in May 1989.


WED 10:00 David Wade - Alexander (b007jx2h)
The King's Son

Baby Alexander is born and there's friction between King Philip of Macedon and Queen Olympias.

David Wade's six-part serial on the life of Alexander the Great.

Stars Barry Foster as the Spirit of Achilles, Simon Ward as the Spirit of Patroclus, Brian Cox as King Philip of Macedon, Geraldine James as Queen Olympias and Sam Crane as the Young Alexander.

With David March as Antipatros, Malcolm Sinclair as Demosthenes, Keith Drinkel as Lysimachos, Gary King as Young Hephaistion, Barry Gordon as Aristander, Philip Anthony as Artabazus, John Evitts as Kleitos, John Webb as Leonidas, James Telfer as Pusanias, David Thorpe as Menapis, Patti Holloway as Hellanike, Oona Beeson as Barsine, Rachel Atkins as Clotho, Jill Graham as Lachesis and Diana Payan as Atropos.

Music: Wilfredo Acosta

Director: Glyn Dearman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1993.


WED 11:00 Home Sweet Home (b0368rdl)
The Homes of Others

3/3. Home Sweet Home - The Homes of Others.

What's home to you or I?

Writer and stand-up AL Kennedy asks why she spends so much time away from her own hearth and home, when so much of her life is spent on the road.

It took a year for her to make the recent move from Glasgow to London. This only brought home the recognition of how important it is to have a room of one's own - especially a bathroom of her own.

But when staying with others, and in particular, relying on the generosity of friends, there's the challenge of observing the peculiar bathroom etiquette of others, while being polite to one's hosts. And when she's house-sitting, and those generous friends are away on holiday, there's the issue of lying awake at night in their habitual, well-used beds, everything in their home covered with the patina of their lives, an intrusion too far.

Producer: Mark Smalley.


WED 11:15 Afternoon Drama (b01pthkc)

by Gregory Evans.

After ten years of estrangement, Arthur Miller and Elia Kazan, two giants of American theatre, are forced to confront their intense, almost brotherly friendship - and how that friendship was destroyed by the great moral and political dilemma of the time.

Directed by Marc Beeby

Background

For five heady years, Arthur Miller and Elia Kazan were the closest of friends and collaborators. From 1947, when Kazan directed Miller's first Broadway hit All My Sons, their stars rose together. In 1949 Kazan directed Death of a Salesman, sealing their reputations and partnership. For the next two years they worked on the film that would become On the Waterfront. In Hollywood, Gadg introduced Art to one of his ex-girlfriends, Marilyn Monroe, who became Miller's wife and muse.

However in 1952 Kazan named names to the House Un-American Activities Committee out of fear of being blacklisted by Hollywood (Miller defied HUAC two years later). The friendship ended in blame and bitterness: the two men didn't speak for over ten years.

But by the early '60s Miller was struggling with his first new play in almost a decade - a work, though he refused to admit it, more confessional than anything he'd ever written. After the Fall dealt with the very issues and events that had ended his friendship with Kazan. It featured characters based on Kazan, Monroe and Miller himself, with scenes and dialogue drawn directly from their lives.

Broke and badly in need of a hit Miller agreed Kazan should direct After the Fall. Despite misgivings about working with Miller and about the play, Kazan took the job. He cast his mistress (Barbara Loden, whose character and personal history were very similar to Monroe's) in the role of Maggie/Marilyn, adding to the looking-glass aspect of the enterprise. During rehearsals President Kennedy was shot; and Kazan's wife of thirty years died suddenly.

But Art & Gadg simply picked up from where they had left off a decade earlier. Studiously ignoring the betrayals and traumas in their shared past (not only the anti-Communist witch-hunts, but Miller's divorce from Monroe and her death in 1962), they resumed their old collaboration.


WED 12:00 The Navy Lark (b007k1q5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jppj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 Christopher Coake - You Came Back (b01r1zk2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 Caught on Film (b00d44xj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 Charlotte Bronte - Jane Eyre (b0999xkr)
Episode 3

Her ambitions crushed at the Institute for Orphans, Jane's hopes are restored by friendship. Adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's classic novel read by Anne-Marie Duff. From April 2004.


WED 14:15 A Week at the Pitt Rivers (b0499mvm)
The Novelist

The Novelist: PD James wrote of a Fijian whale tooth necklace in 'The Children of Men'. She learns more about it at the Oxford museum. From April 1999.


WED 14:30 Daunt and Dervish (b09937wn)
Series 3, Episode 3

Another adventure for Guy Meredith's female private eyes, set in 1953.

2/5. Following up their investigations at Runnymede film studios, what are Daunt and Dervish going to find behind the locked door?

Josephine Daunt ...... Anna Massey
Susan Dervish ...... Sylvestra Le Touzel
Bill Mackie ...... Sean Scanlan
Ricard Biro ...... Peter Marinker
Gordon Teague ...... Ben Onwukwe
Freddie Tinsley ...... Simon Treves
Belinda Lane ...... Joannah Tincey
Sally Hastings ...... Jane Whittenshaw
Sister ...... Rachel Atkins
Maudsley-Brown ...... Sam Pamphilon

Directed by Colin Guthrie.


WED 14:45 Femme Fatale: A Biography of Mata Hari (b0178pql)
Episode 3

Margaretha Zelle is heartbroken after the death of her son and moves to Paris. Read by Juliet Stevenson. From July 2007.


WED 15:00 David Wade - Alexander (b007jx2h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 Say the Word (b00764mj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


WED 16:30 Winston (b007mwhn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


WED 17:00 Electric Ink (b01k68hg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 17:30 John Shuttleworth's Lounge Music (b084tlr0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 18:00 Wally K Daly (b007js6f)
625Y, Episode 1

Research scientist, Kate Brown makes a dramatic discovery of a special gene, but her attempt to make it public knowledge doesn't go to plan...

Stars Amanda Root as Kate Brown, Geoffrey Whitehead as Professor Slingsby, Jon Strickland as Joe Barnard, Elizabeth Conboy as the Reporter, Chris Tranchell as the Prime Minister, Ian Masters as the Minister of Defence, Brett Usher as Major Peters, Stuart Milligan as Danny Flowers, Harry Myers as Lab Technician and Sandra Clark as Minister of Health.

Director: Gordon House

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1999.


WED 18:30 Musical Genes (b00f1w1v)
Series 1, Matt Monro Jr

Matt Monro Jr reveals to Tom Morton what life was like with his singer father. Although now a professional musician, why could he never sing in front of Monro Sr?


WED 19:00 The Navy Lark (b007k1q5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jppj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 Christopher Coake - You Came Back (b01r1zk2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 Caught on Film (b00d44xj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 Home Sweet Home (b0368rdl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 21:15 Afternoon Drama (b01pthkc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


WED 22:00 John Shuttleworth's Lounge Music (b084tlr0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 The Harpoon (b00ckyjg)
Series 3, Episode 2

Handy hints on body language, in the nostalgic spoof of boys' adventure story papers. With Alistair McGowan. From February 1994.


WED 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b09b1gx0)
Daniel Sloss 2/2

The best in contemporary comedy. Jon Holmes chats to Daniel Sloss.


WED 23:00 Bridget Christie Minds the Gap (b04wwnh8)
Series 2, Episode 1

Bridget Christie returns in another series of her multi-award winning series about modern feminism. Bridget thought that she'd be able to put her feet up after her last Radio 4 series, she expected it to bomb. Sadly it was a huge success and she's had to bang on about feminism ever since, perform two sell-out runs at the Edinburgh festival and win lots of awards.

But she hasn't managed to single-handedly eradicate sexism so she's made a whole new four-part series about it for Radio 4.

In the first episode, she asks who has the best sexism in the world, deconstructs a yogurt advert and looks at what happens when a perfectly normal woman appears on television.

She's assisted in this by the series' token man, Fred MacAulay who in episode one, reveals a hitherto unsuspected penchant for certain kitchen cleaning products.

The series is written and performed by Bridget Christie and the producers are Alison Vernon-Smith and Alexandra Smith.


WED 23:30 At Home With The Snails (b00c8rbm)
Series 2, Episode 3

George and Beverly continue faking their deaths in order to bring their family closer. Stars Geoffrey Palmer. From August 2002.



THURSDAY 19 OCTOBER 2017

THU 00:00 Wally K Daly (b007js6f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 Musical Genes (b00f1w1v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 Christopher Coake - You Came Back (b01r1zk2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 Caught on Film (b00d44xj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 Charlotte Bronte - Jane Eyre (b0999xkr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:15 A Week at the Pitt Rivers (b0499mvm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 Daunt and Dervish (b09937wn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:45 Femme Fatale: A Biography of Mata Hari (b0178pql)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 David Wade - Alexander (b007jx2h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 Say the Word (b00764mj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:30 Winston (b007mwhn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 Electric Ink (b01k68hg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 John Shuttleworth's Lounge Music (b084tlr0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 Christopher Coake - You Came Back (b01r2tnv)
Episode 4

Mark and Chloe don't believe in ghosts, but when they try to dispel their fears and hopes, nothing is as it seems. Read by John Chancer. From March 2013.


THU 06:30 Tehrangeles (b01n0sc7)

Comedian Maz Jobrani takes a journey to Tehrangeles - home to the largest Iranian diaspora in the world, right in the heart of Los Angeles.

Recorded on location, Iranian stand-up comedian and actor Maz Jobrani begins his journey in a street lined with Iranian stores, restaurants, beauty salons, cafes and businesses, where everyone speaks Farsi and all the shop signs are in Persian. But this is not downtown Tehran - this is Westwood Boulevard in Los Angeles, a stone's throw from affluent Beverly Hills, where 22% of the population are Iranian, and whose former Iranian born mayor Jimmy Delshad epitomizes the extraordinary success of Iranians in LA.

When bookshop owner Bijan Khalili set up shop here over 30 years ago, there were only a few Persian stores. He and others along Westwood Boulevard tell the story of how and why the LA community steadily grew into a Mecca for hundreds of thousands of Iranians. And how, against the backdrop of 32 years of hostility between America and Iran since the 1979 US hostage crisis, they have succeeded in making their mark. Even Bravo TV (creators of The Kardashians) have recently aired a hit reality TV show about the lives of a group of affluent Beverly Hills Iranians.

LA based Iranian- American comedian and actor Maz Jobrani delves into the heart of this unique and diverse microcosm of Iran in the heart of LA, otherwise known as Tehrangeles, to reveal the surprising stories and insights into the lives of Iranians who have recreated Little Tehran in the City of Angels.

Producer: Shoku Amirani.


THU 07:00 A Certain Age (b007665n)
The Wife

Henny is a worrier. Will her husband like the new biscuit tin? Did she switch everything off in the kitchen?

So one day when her husband unexpectedly disappears, she wonders why she's very much cheered up?

Read by Janine Duvitski.

A series of six monologues written by Lynne Truss. Six women have reached their 40-something years, and each has a very different, and sometimes surprising, story to tell.

Producer: Dawn Ellis

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2002.


THU 07:30 Lemn Sissay's Origin Stories (b07wpf5q)
The Bed Under the Stairs

Batman was an orphan; Lisbeth Salander, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, was an orphan; Superman was an orphan and a foundling. Cinderella was a foster child. Darth Vader - well, they can't all be winners. Lemn Sissay returns to BBC Radio 4 with a comic and poetic look at the treatment of children raised in care, orphans and foster children in popular culture, comparing them with reality. Because it surely says something about how we view them that we create so many for fiction.
Lemn will explore the gap between fiction and reality, based on his own experiences of growing up in care as well as those of some special guests.

1. THE BED UNDER THE STAIRS

In this first episode, Lemn discusses his experiences as a foster child, comparing them to the life of Harry Potter. Like Harry, Lemn was never told the truth about what happened to his parents. Like Harry, he found his foster parents harsh and unforgiving. But, like Harry, he came through those problems, avoided the dementors, and grew up.

As well as storytelling, comedy and poetry, Lemn imagines an interview with Vernon and Petunia Dursley - Harry's foster parents. Finally, they get to tell their side of the story.

Written and performed by ... Lemn Sissay
Producer ... Ed Morrish

Lemn Sissay is the author of six collections of poetry. He has also written plays for stage and BBC radio. His radio documentary Child of the State was nominated for the 2010 Sony Awards, and last year's two-part series for Radio 4, Lemn Sissay's Homecoming was described by The Spectator as "a poignant, mind-stretching half-hour ... This was truly innovative radio", and caused The Observer to remark, "What a thing to hear in Radio 4's 6.30pm slot - the sound of genuine happiness; also regret, anger, wonder, bursting from the radio with the unexpected exuberance of a child dancing at a chamber concert ... terrific radio".

Lemn was the first poet to write for the Olympics 2012 and received an MBE for Services to Literature. He is associate artist at the Southbank Centre, an (hon) Doctor of Letters, and currently the Chancellor of the University of Manchester. If you should Google "Lemn Sissay" all the returning hits will be about him. There is only one person named Lemn Sissay in the world.

LEMN SISSAY'S ORIGIN STORIES IS A BBC STUDIOS PRODUCTION.


THU 08:00 Stop Messing About! (b00scz3j)
Series 2, Episode 13

Bona news on the Isle of Man - and it all ends with a special anthem.

Starring Kenneth Williams, Hugh Paddick, Joan Sims and announcer, Douglas Smith.

After the unexpected death of Kenneth Horne in 1969, plans for the next series of Round The Horne were axed. Instead - using an old catchphrase of Kenneth Williams as a series title - Kenneth joined Hugh Paddick to continue the comedy tradition and was also reunited with his 'Carry On' film co-star Joan Sims.

Written by Myles Rudge, David Cumming and Derek Collyer.

With the Max Harris Group.

Producer: John Simmonds

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in July 1970.


THU 08:30 The Goon Show (b007mwv5)
The Spanish Suitcase

Neddie Seagoon's brave act lands him in prison, and a jewel thief is on the loose. Stars Spike Milligan. From December 1954.


THU 09:00 Counterpoint (b007765d)
Series 21, Heat 3

Edward Seckerson hosts the quiz on every aspect of music from Mozart to Madonna. With Nottingham's Trevor Davys, Janet Hall from Yorkshire and John Wrigley from Stockport.


THU 09:30 Bristow (b007vgv7)
Series 3, Chapter and Verse

As the Chester-Perry clerk writes for the house journal, he learns the meaning of poetic justice.

Michael Williams stars as Bristow, the buying clerk from Frank Dickens' famous newspaper cartoon strip. Syndicated internationally, it ran for 41 years in London's Evening Standard.

With Rodney Bewes as Jones, Dora Bryan as Mrs Purdy, Owen Brenman as Hewitt, Leslie Phillips as Perkins, Katy Odey as Miss Sunman, Jon Glover as Fudge, Simon Schatzberger as Postboy, Roger Lloyd Pack as Hickford and Ian Kelland as Liftboy.

Music: John Whitehall

Producer: Neil Cargill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2000.


THU 10:00 David Wade - Alexander (b007jx2n)
I am Also Alexander

The youngster is a pawn in his parents' war, and is educated by philosopher Aristotle. Stars Michael Maloney and Brian Cox. From July 1993.


THU 11:00 Border Crossings (b03vh0cl)
Wheer d'ye Belang?

Katrina Porteous, the poet, explores the wild places and ancient histories of the Northumbrian hills in her poem and personal essay about the Borderlands.

Border Crossings is a pair of specially commissioned pieces from either side of the Border. Each explores the unique qualities of the debatable lands and the centuries of interlinked history between England and Scotland, the amity and the animosity. The first of our commissions is by the poet Katrina Porteous who was born in Scotland and now lives in Northumbria. In her personal essay, Wheer d' ye Belang? she vividly captures the formidable landscape of the Northumbrian hills and their ancient history and culture.

Poet Katrina Porteous was born in Aberdeen and has lived on the Northumberland coast since 1987. Much of her poetry explores the Northumbrian landscape and its communities, especially the fishing community. Her latest collection, Two Countries, is published by Bloodaxe.

Produced by Elizabeth Allard and Di Speirs.


THU 11:15 Adrian Penketh - The Waterbucks (b0076vrt)

Hong Kong, 1997: Justin has been riding out the last few months of British rule before the handover to China. But this is not the only change he's forced to confront over the course of a tense 24 hours that will turn his life upside down forever...

Adrian Penketh's drama stars Geoffrey Streatfeild as Justin, Tracy Wiles as Fiona, Mike Sengelow as Piers, Hannah Storey as Lucy, Chooi Beh as the Old Man and Matthew Paris as Justin as a boy.

Director: Toby Swift

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2005.


THU 12:00 Stop Messing About! (b00scz3j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 The Goon Show (b007mwv5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 Christopher Coake - You Came Back (b01r2tnv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 Tehrangeles (b01n0sc7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 Charlotte Bronte - Jane Eyre (b0999yzc)
Episode 4

Jane has a new home, Thornfield Hall, and meets her new employer for the first time. Adaptation of the classic novel read by Anne-Marie Duff. From April 2004.


THU 14:15 A Week at the Pitt Rivers (b049xyjh)
The Historian

Five views of Oxford's Aladdin's cave, the Pitt Rivers Museum. Historian Christina Hardyment on medieval long bows. From April 1999.


THU 14:30 Daunt and Dervish (b0998cbr)
Series 3, Episode 4

Female private detective adventure series, set in 1953. Daunt and Dervish find a body in the river as they uncover more of Belinda's secrets. From February 2008.


THU 14:45 Femme Fatale: A Biography of Mata Hari (b0178xl8)
Episode 4

In the life story of Margaretha Zelle, the reinvented sensual dancer senses a plot unfolding against her. Read by Juliet Stevenson. From July 2007.


THU 15:00 David Wade - Alexander (b007jx2n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 Counterpoint (b007765d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


THU 16:30 Bristow (b007vgv7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


THU 17:00 A Certain Age (b007665n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 17:30 Lemn Sissay's Origin Stories (b07wpf5q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 18:00 Wally K Daly (b007nfs5)
625Y, Episode 2

Scientist Kate Brown's attempt to bring her new gene discovery into the public domain doesn't go to plan. Stars Amanda Root and Geoffrey Whitehead. From April 2004.


THU 18:30 Great Lives (b00q3gjd)
Series 20, Agustin Barrios Mangore

Matthew Parris presents the biographical series in which his guests choose someone who has inspired their lives.

Guitarist John Williams explains why he believes Paraguayan guitarist Agustin Barrios Mangore is one of the greatest musicians of all time.


THU 19:00 Stop Messing About! (b00scz3j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 The Goon Show (b007mwv5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 Christopher Coake - You Came Back (b01r2tnv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 Tehrangeles (b01n0sc7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 Border Crossings (b03vh0cl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


THU 21:15 Adrian Penketh - The Waterbucks (b0076vrt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


THU 22:00 Lemn Sissay's Origin Stories (b07wpf5q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 Newsjack (b0998jlj)
Series 17, Episode 6

BBC Radio 4 Extra's topical sketch show Newsjack returns with host Angela Barnes.

Irreverent and satirical, Newsjack is the scrapbook sketch show written entirely by the Great British public, and then bought to life by a revolving cast of sketch performers.

Cast: George Fouracres, Gabby Best and Colin Hoult

The programme continues to be a showcase for new comedy writing: anyone can submit material (sketches and one-line jokes) - these can be submitted every week of the six week run.

Details for submitting material can be found here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00kvs8r

Producers: Adnan Ahmed and Suzy Grant
Production Co-Ordinator: Nick Coupe
Script Editors - Max Davis and Sarah Campbell

BBC Studios Production.


THU 23:00 And Now in Colour (b007jscz)
Series 2, Stately Home

The team take the audience on a posh day out. Starring Tim de Jongh, William Vandyck and Tim Firth. From January 1991.


THU 23:30 Small Scenes (b03gbxnj)
Series 1, Episode 3

Symphonious sketch series with Daniel Rigby, Mike Wozniak, Sara Pascoe and Henry Paker. This week, we learn about the cosmetic benefits of old men's legs and we also drop in at the Witness Protection Conference 2013.

Small Scenes is written by the cast and Benjamin Partridge with additional material from Eddie Robson.

The producer is Simon Mayhew-Archer.



FRIDAY 20 OCTOBER 2017

FRI 00:00 Wally K Daly (b007nfs5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 Great Lives (b00q3gjd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 Christopher Coake - You Came Back (b01r2tnv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 Tehrangeles (b01n0sc7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 Charlotte Bronte - Jane Eyre (b0999yzc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:15 A Week at the Pitt Rivers (b049xyjh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 Daunt and Dervish (b0998cbr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:45 Femme Fatale: A Biography of Mata Hari (b0178xl8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 David Wade - Alexander (b007jx2n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 Counterpoint (b007765d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:30 Bristow (b007vgv7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 A Certain Age (b007665n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 Lemn Sissay's Origin Stories (b07wpf5q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 Christopher Coake - You Came Back (b01r2wd7)
Episode 5

With Mark's commitment to Allie called into question, how can he earn a future and lay to rest the past? Read by John Chancer. From March 2013.


FRI 06:30 One of the Three Great Plots of All Literature (b00804hn)

300 years after the author's birth, Kate Adie dissects the plot of Henry Fielding's Tom Jones, with readings and discussion of the foundling motif. Contributors include Hugh Cunningham, Marina Warner, Jenny Uglow and Andy McNab.


FRI 07:00 Hazelbeach (b00899mt)
Series 1, Language Teacher

Nick gets a job with a dominatrix and Ronnie buys an extraordinary number of sinks.

Caroline and David Stafford's comedy stars Jamie Forman as Ronnie, Paul Bazely as Nick, Tracy Wiles as Mrs Barlow, John Dougall as James and Liza Sadovy as Senora.

Producer: Marc Beeby

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2007.


FRI 07:30 The Casebook of Max and Ivan (b098h0f8)
Series 2, Case #73 - Cirque Du Solihull

Ineffective detectives Max and Ivan are called to help the penniless ringmaster of the crumbling Cirque Du Solihull (guest star Bridget Christie). After a series of mysterious accidents the circus faces closure after the human cannonball cannon is stolen.

Meanwhile, in an effort to fend off increasingly erratic landlord Malcolm, Max has come up with an ingenious way to delay paying him their rent.

Cast:
Max..............................................Max Olesker
Ivan...............................................Ivan Gonzalez
Brenda Zamponi...........................Bridget Christie
Narrator /
Malcolm McMichaelmas...............Lewis MacLeod
Belle (& others)............................Lolly Adefope
Joe (& others)..............................David Reed

Written by Max Olesker and Ivan Gonzalez
Developed by John Stanley Productions
Produced by Ben Walker
A Retort production for BBC Radio 4.


FRI 08:00 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00tp8gx)
Series 4, Episode 12

Meet the Aristocracy of Britain - and take a driving test with a difference...

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

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

Written by Eric Idle, Graeme Garden, David Hatch and Bill Oddie.

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

Music and songs by Dave Lee and Bill Oddie.

Producer: Humphrey Barclay

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in December 1966.


FRI 08:30 Brothers in Law (b007jryl)
Series 1, Solicitor's Instructions

Barrister Roger Thursby takes on an elaborate drink-driving case.

Starring Richard Briers as Roger Thursby, Richard Waring as Henry Blagrove and Ann Davies as Sally Mannering.

With guest stars James Hayter as Tewkesbury and Geoffrey Sumner as the Magistrate.

Adapted for radio by Richard Waring from the BBC TV scripts.

Restored from BBC Transcription Service tapes - originally edited for sale abroad.

Published in 1955, Henry Cecil's comic legal novel Brothers in Law was adapted first for TV in 1962 by Frank Muir and Denis Norden. It provided the first regular starring role for Richard Briers, who later reprised his role of the idealistic young lawyer Roger Thursby for BBC Radio between 1970 and 1972.

Produced by David Hatch.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1970.


FRI 09:00 The Motion Show (b0075s3q)
Series 1, Episode 6

Dr Phil Hammond chairs the debating game with Pete Sinclair, Steve Punt, Michael White and Simon Fanshawe. From November 1998.


FRI 09:30 Kalangadog Junction (b0999j0f)
Episode 1

Dr Thomas and Mrs Jane Barrett leave the comfy security of 1950s Manchester and head down-under to a town so remote it's not even on the map - Kalangadog Junction in Australia.

Six-part comedy drama series by Moya O'Shea.

Starring Caroline Quentin as Jane, John Duttine as Thomas, Niall Ashdown as Jimmy, Toby Longworth as Pete, Brian Bowles as Len, Joanna Monro as Madge, Julie Gibbs as Milly and June Whitfield as Phoebe.

Producer: Liz Anstee

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1996.


FRI 10:00 David Wade - Alexander (b007jx30)
Preparation of the Sacrifice

The young man goes into battle, while King Philip's remarriage causes tensions. Stars Michael Maloney and Alex Jennings.


FRI 11:00 Border Crossings (b03w39ww)
Letting Go

Set at Neidpath Castle on the banks of the River Tweed, Lily reflects on her English roots and her Scottish home. Gerda Stevenson reads her new story about conflict and liberty, the personal and the political.

Letting Go concludes Border Crossings, a pair of specially commissioned pieces by writers living on either side of the Border. Each explores the unique qualities of the debatable lands and the centuries of interlinked history between England and Scotland, the amity and the animosity.

Gerda Stevenson is an award-winning actor, writer and director. Radio 4 listeners will probably know her best as Steve, Paul's wife in The Paul Temple Mysteries. Her stage play Federer versus Murray was shortlisted for London Fringe Theatre Writing Award, 2010, and was runner-up for the Best Scottish Contribution to Drama on Edinburgh Fringe, 2011. In 2013, her poetry collection If This Were Real was published by Smokestack Books, and she won the YES Arts Festival Poetry Challenge.

Produced by Elizabeth Allard and Di Speirs.


FRI 11:15 Peter Wolf - Black Queen to King's Castle (b00766kp)

On the anniversary of the night of her execution, it's rumoured that Anne Boleyn still haunts her family home in Norfolk. Is it possible that her ghost is trapped within the walls, trying to escape?

Anne tells her own story of events leading to her execution.

Peter Wolf's drama stars Katherine Pogson as Anne Boleyn, David Troughton as Henry VIII, Christopher Godwin as Percy, David Timson as Wolsey, Stephen Critchlow as Thomas Boleyn, Suzanne Heathcote as Mary, Peter Darney as George Boleyn and Marlene Sidaway as Katherine.

Producer: Cherry Cookson

First broadcast BBC Radio 4 on 2002.


FRI 12:00 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00tp8gx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 Brothers in Law (b007jryl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 Christopher Coake - You Came Back (b01r2wd7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 One of the Three Great Plots of All Literature (b00804hn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 Charlotte Bronte - Jane Eyre (b099b048)
Episode 5

Jane learns a little of Mr Rochester's past and comes to his aid for the second time. Adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's classic novel read by Anne-Marie Duff. From April 2004.


FRI 14:15 A Week at the Pitt Rivers (b04bmx7g)
The Musicologist

Five views of Oxford's Aladdin's cave, the Pitt Rivers Museum. Musicologist Lucy Doran explores the musical objects. From April 1999.


FRI 14:30 Daunt and Dervish (b0999lcb)
Series 3, Episode 5

Female private detective adventure series, set in 1953. As Coronation Day dawns in London, a desperate search for a missing boy begins. From February 2008.


FRI 14:45 Femme Fatale: A Biography of Mata Hari (b0179w13)
Episode 5

Now under arrest for espionage in Paris, Mata Hari's fate is in the hands of the Grand Inquisitor. Read by Juliet Stevenson. From July 2007.


FRI 15:00 David Wade - Alexander (b007jx30)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 The Motion Show (b0075s3q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


FRI 16:30 Kalangadog Junction (b0999j0f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


FRI 17:00 Hazelbeach (b00899mt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 17:30 The Casebook of Max and Ivan (b098h0f8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 18:00 Alex Barr - Futures (b099b3x4)

Torn between his wife and mistress, Conrad seeks the help of a fortune-teller, who prophesies far more than he bargained for...

Stars Mark Buffrey as Conrad, Jenny Funnell as Miriam, Mia Soteriou as Doreen, John Telfer as Singer, Brian Gear as Quack, Rex Holdsworth and Hubert Tucker as the Vendors and Laurence Payne as Stranger.

Directed at BBC Bristol by Brian Miller

First broadcast BBC Radio 4 on 1984.


FRI 18:30 Soul Music (b05tkzn5)
Series 20, The Lord Is My Shepherd

This much-loved hymn based on Psalm 23 has been set to music many times, including Brother James' Air and Crimond. The Queen requested the Crimond version at her wedding. Harriet Bowes Lyon's tells the story that her mother, Lady Margaret Colville, ( formerly Lady Margaret Egerton) taught the descant to the Queen and Princess Margaret, and was summoned to sing it when, two days before the wedding, the descant music could not be found. Howard Goodall, who wrote a new setting for 'The Vicar of Dibley' describes how he composed it in a taxi. Selina Scott says that the Crimond always puts her in mind of her Scottish grandmother.


FRI 19:00 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00tp8gx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 Brothers in Law (b007jryl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 Christopher Coake - You Came Back (b01r2wd7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 One of the Three Great Plots of All Literature (b00804hn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Border Crossings (b03w39ww)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 21:15 Peter Wolf - Black Queen to King's Castle (b00766kp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


FRI 22:00 The Casebook of Max and Ivan (b098h0f8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 Bleak Expectations (b00cxvxj)
Series 2, A Re-Kippered Life Smashed Some More

By Mark Evans
Volume Two, Chapter the Second:
A Re-Kippered Life Smashed Some More

In which listeners are invited to marvel at the engineering genius of the early railways, including a tunnel made of beef and pastry and a man who sends loud telegrams to say "He's on the train. Stop." But as Pip travels the length and breadth of the land in search of his beloved school could it be that there is another even more sinister plan underway? And will the evil Mister Benevolent be involved somehow? Yes! And yes again!

Sir Philip...........................Richard Johnson
Mr Benevolent.......................Anthony Head
Sternbeater...................Geoffrey Whitehead
Harry Biscuit......................James Bachman
Young Pip..................................Tom Allen
Lily.....................................Sarah Hadland
Mr Parsimonious...............Laurence Howarth
Pippa........................................Susy Kane
Sundry railwaymen.....................Mark Evans

Produced by Gareth Edwards.


FRI 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b09b1t35)
Steve Bugeja 1/2

The best in contemporary comedy. Arthur Smith chats to Steve Bugeja.


FRI 23:00 Absolute Power (b007nf8w)
Series 1, Episode 2

Spin doctors Prentiss and McCabe attempt to relaunch the Sun newspaper. Stars Stephen Fry and John Bird. From January 2000.


FRI 23:30 World of Pub (b007v1dk)
Series 2, Episode 4

Dodgy Phil lays on an unusual awards ceremony to improve the faded fortunes of Barry and Garry's pub.

Tony Roche 's four-part comedy starring John Thomson as Dodgy Phil, Phil Cornwell as Barry, Alistair McGowan as Garry, Debra Stephenson and Simon Greenall.

Special effects: Carl Phillips and Nick Romero.

Music: Bill Bailey

Producer: Jane Berthoud

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1999.




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

A Certain Age 07:00 THU (b007665n)

A Certain Age 17:00 THU (b007665n)

A Certain Age 05:00 FRI (b007665n)

A Good Read 18:30 MON (b0076pm2)

A Good Read 00:30 TUE (b0076pm2)

A Week at the Pitt Rivers 14:15 MON (b047wm78)

A Week at the Pitt Rivers 02:15 TUE (b047wm78)

A Week at the Pitt Rivers 14:15 TUE (b048jfgj)

A Week at the Pitt Rivers 02:15 WED (b048jfgj)

A Week at the Pitt Rivers 14:15 WED (b0499mvm)

A Week at the Pitt Rivers 02:15 THU (b0499mvm)

A Week at the Pitt Rivers 14:15 THU (b049xyjh)

A Week at the Pitt Rivers 02:15 FRI (b049xyjh)

A Week at the Pitt Rivers 14:15 FRI (b04bmx7g)

Absolute Power 23:00 FRI (b007nf8w)

Adrian Penketh - The Waterbucks 11:15 THU (b0076vrt)

Adrian Penketh - The Waterbucks 21:15 THU (b0076vrt)

After Henry 04:30 SAT (b007k204)

Afternoon Drama 11:15 TUE (b01phj10)

Afternoon Drama 21:15 TUE (b01phj10)

Afternoon Drama 11:15 WED (b01pthkc)

Afternoon Drama 21:15 WED (b01pthkc)

Alex Barr - Futures 18:00 FRI (b099b3x4)

Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section 07:30 SUN (b042jhzs)

Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section 17:30 SUN (b042jhzs)

Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section 22:00 SUN (b042jhzs)

Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section 05:30 MON (b042jhzs)

Alun Cochrane's Fun House 23:00 TUE (b01s0dld)

An Hour With... 08:00 SAT (b05vjk1w)

An Hour With... 15:00 SAT (b05vjk1w)

An Hour With... 03:00 SUN (b05vjk1w)

And Now in Colour 23:00 THU (b007jscz)

Andrew Maxwell's Public Enemies 22:30 SAT (b007jtr3)

Arthur C Clarke Stories 00:00 SAT (b008h44x)

As Time Goes By 08:30 SUN (b04t6qm0)

As Time Goes By 12:30 SUN (b04t6qm0)

At Home With The Snails 23:30 WED (b00c8rbm)

Ballylenon 16:30 TUE (b007q9kc)

Ballylenon 04:30 WED (b007q9kc)

Bleak Expectations 22:30 FRI (b00cxvxj)

Book of the Week 02:45 SAT (b01nnfgk)

Border Crossings 11:00 THU (b03vh0cl)

Border Crossings 21:00 THU (b03vh0cl)

Border Crossings 11:00 FRI (b03w39ww)

Border Crossings 21:00 FRI (b03w39ww)

Bridget Christie Minds the Gap 23:00 WED (b04wwnh8)

Bristow 09:30 THU (b007vgv7)

Bristow 16:30 THU (b007vgv7)

Bristow 04:30 FRI (b007vgv7)

Britain in a Box 07:30 SAT (b01kjgnx)

Britain in a Box 17:30 SAT (b01kjgnx)

Britain in a Box 05:30 SUN (b01kjgnx)

Brothers in Law 08:30 FRI (b007jryl)

Brothers in Law 12:30 FRI (b007jryl)

Brothers in Law 19:30 FRI (b007jryl)

Bruce Bedford - Mire Farm 16:00 SUN (b00k08lg)

Bruce Bedford - Mire Farm 04:00 MON (b00k08lg)

Carey Harrison - A Call From the Dead 18:30 SUN (b01nf2h9)

Carey Harrison - A Call From the Dead 00:30 MON (b01nf2h9)

Caught on Film 06:30 WED (b00d44xj)

Caught on Film 13:30 WED (b00d44xj)

Caught on Film 20:30 WED (b00d44xj)

Caught on Film 01:30 THU (b00d44xj)

Charlotte Bronte - Jane Eyre 14:00 MON (b0076kxr)

Charlotte Bronte - Jane Eyre 02:00 TUE (b0076kxr)

Charlotte Bronte - Jane Eyre 14:00 TUE (b0999tp3)

Charlotte Bronte - Jane Eyre 02:00 WED (b0999tp3)

Charlotte Bronte - Jane Eyre 14:00 WED (b0999xkr)

Charlotte Bronte - Jane Eyre 02:00 THU (b0999xkr)

Charlotte Bronte - Jane Eyre 14:00 THU (b0999yzc)

Charlotte Bronte - Jane Eyre 02:00 FRI (b0999yzc)

Charlotte Bronte - Jane Eyre 14:00 FRI (b099b048)

Christopher Coake - You Came Back 06:00 MON (b01r1cwl)

Christopher Coake - You Came Back 13:00 MON (b01r1cwl)

Christopher Coake - You Came Back 20:00 MON (b01r1cwl)

Christopher Coake - You Came Back 01:00 TUE (b01r1cwl)

Christopher Coake - You Came Back 06:00 TUE (b01r1yr7)

Christopher Coake - You Came Back 13:00 TUE (b01r1yr7)

Christopher Coake - You Came Back 20:00 TUE (b01r1yr7)

Christopher Coake - You Came Back 01:00 WED (b01r1yr7)

Christopher Coake - You Came Back 06:00 WED (b01r1zk2)

Christopher Coake - You Came Back 13:00 WED (b01r1zk2)

Christopher Coake - You Came Back 20:00 WED (b01r1zk2)

Christopher Coake - You Came Back 01:00 THU (b01r1zk2)

Christopher Coake - You Came Back 06:00 THU (b01r2tnv)

Christopher Coake - You Came Back 13:00 THU (b01r2tnv)

Christopher Coake - You Came Back 20:00 THU (b01r2tnv)

Christopher Coake - You Came Back 01:00 FRI (b01r2tnv)

Christopher Coake - You Came Back 06:00 FRI (b01r2wd7)

Christopher Coake - You Came Back 13:00 FRI (b01r2wd7)

Christopher Coake - You Came Back 20:00 FRI (b01r2wd7)

Counterpoint 09:00 THU (b007765d)

Counterpoint 16:00 THU (b007765d)

Counterpoint 04:00 FRI (b007765d)

Dad's Army 08:30 MON (b007jq38)

Dad's Army 12:30 MON (b007jq38)

Dad's Army 19:30 MON (b007jq38)

Daphne du Maurier - The Blue Lenses 18:00 MON (b007k4jq)

Daphne du Maurier - The Blue Lenses 00:00 TUE (b007k4jq)

Daphne du Maurier - The Blue Lenses 18:00 TUE (b007k4rp)

Daphne du Maurier - The Blue Lenses 00:00 WED (b007k4rp)

Daunt and Dervish 14:30 MON (b008vvj7)

Daunt and Dervish 02:30 TUE (b008vvj7)

Daunt and Dervish 14:30 TUE (b008vvjb)

Daunt and Dervish 02:30 WED (b008vvjb)

Daunt and Dervish 14:30 WED (b09937wn)

Daunt and Dervish 02:30 THU (b09937wn)

Daunt and Dervish 14:30 THU (b0998cbr)

Daunt and Dervish 02:30 FRI (b0998cbr)

Daunt and Dervish 14:30 FRI (b0999lcb)

David Seltzer - The Omen: Omnibus 14:30 SUN (b098pnhs)

David Seltzer - The Omen: Omnibus 02:30 MON (b098pnhs)

David Wade - Alexander 10:00 WED (b007jx2h)

David Wade - Alexander 15:00 WED (b007jx2h)

David Wade - Alexander 03:00 THU (b007jx2h)

David Wade - Alexander 10:00 THU (b007jx2n)

David Wade - Alexander 15:00 THU (b007jx2n)

David Wade - Alexander 03:00 FRI (b007jx2n)

David Wade - Alexander 10:00 FRI (b007jx30)

David Wade - Alexander 15:00 FRI (b007jx30)

Earls of the Court 22:45 MON (b00r7lpz)

Electric Ink 07:00 WED (b01k68hg)

Electric Ink 17:00 WED (b01k68hg)

Electric Ink 05:00 THU (b01k68hg)

Femme Fatale: A Biography of Mata Hari 14:45 MON (b0178fh6)

Femme Fatale: A Biography of Mata Hari 02:45 TUE (b0178fh6)

Femme Fatale: A Biography of Mata Hari 14:45 TUE (b0178mlc)

Femme Fatale: A Biography of Mata Hari 02:45 WED (b0178mlc)

Femme Fatale: A Biography of Mata Hari 14:45 WED (b0178pql)

Femme Fatale: A Biography of Mata Hari 02:45 THU (b0178pql)

Femme Fatale: A Biography of Mata Hari 14:45 THU (b0178xl8)

Femme Fatale: A Biography of Mata Hari 02:45 FRI (b0178xl8)

Femme Fatale: A Biography of Mata Hari 14:45 FRI (b0179w13)

Gillian Tindall - I Used to Live Here 07:15 SUN (b098p5fc)

Gillian Tindall - I Used to Live Here 14:15 SUN (b098p5fc)

Gillian Tindall - I Used to Live Here 02:15 MON (b098p5fc)

Great Lives 18:30 THU (b00q3gjd)

Great Lives 00:30 FRI (b00q3gjd)

Gunter Grass - The Tin Drum 10:00 MON (b007jls2)

Gunter Grass - The Tin Drum 15:00 MON (b007jls2)

Gunter Grass - The Tin Drum 03:00 TUE (b007jls2)

Gunter Grass - The Tin Drum 10:00 TUE (b007jlvd)

Gunter Grass - The Tin Drum 15:00 TUE (b007jlvd)

Gunter Grass - The Tin Drum 03:00 WED (b007jlvd)

HE Bates - Love for Lydia Omnibus 06:00 SUN (b007qpx9)

HE Bates - Love for Lydia Omnibus 13:00 SUN (b007qpx9)

HE Bates - Love for Lydia Omnibus 01:00 MON (b007qpx9)

HE Bates - Love for Lydia 02:30 SAT (b007q99p)

Hal 22:30 SUN (b04p5vl1)

Hamish and Dougal: You'll Have Had Your Tea 23:45 TUE (b00770bs)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:30 WED (b007jppj)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:30 WED (b007jppj)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:30 WED (b007jppj)

Hazelbeach 05:00 SAT (b0088nnw)

Hazelbeach 07:00 FRI (b00899mt)

Hazelbeach 17:00 FRI (b00899mt)

Hearing Ragas 06:30 TUE (b01mf7nd)

Hearing Ragas 13:30 TUE (b01mf7nd)

Hearing Ragas 20:30 TUE (b01mf7nd)

Hearing Ragas 01:30 WED (b01mf7nd)

Hello Cheeky 12:30 SAT (b007jnx4)

Hello Cheeky 08:00 MON (b0124yrn)

Hello Cheeky 12:00 MON (b0124yrn)

Hello Cheeky 19:00 MON (b0124yrn)

Home Sweet Home 11:00 MON (b02x9f55)

Home Sweet Home 21:00 MON (b02x9f55)

Home Sweet Home 11:00 TUE (b02yqh75)

Home Sweet Home 21:00 TUE (b02yqh75)

Home Sweet Home 11:00 WED (b0368rdl)

Home Sweet Home 21:00 WED (b0368rdl)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 08:00 FRI (b00tp8gx)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 12:00 FRI (b00tp8gx)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 19:00 FRI (b00tp8gx)

Inheritance Tracks 14:10 SAT (b098j3p7)

Inheritance Tracks 02:10 SUN (b098j3p7)

It's Not What You Know 16:00 TUE (b0375sfk)

It's Not What You Know 04:00 WED (b0375sfk)

James Follett - The Silent Vulcan 18:40 SAT (b007jss6)

James Follett - The Silent Vulcan 00:40 SUN (b007jss6)

John Mortimer - Mr Luby's Fear of Heaven 11:15 MON (b007jwfc)

John Mortimer - Mr Luby's Fear of Heaven 21:15 MON (b007jwfc)

John Reed - Ten Days That Shook the World 13:00 SAT (b098hpxl)

John Reed - Ten Days That Shook the World 01:00 SUN (b098hpxl)

John Shuttleworth's Lounge Music 07:30 WED (b084tlr0)

John Shuttleworth's Lounge Music 17:30 WED (b084tlr0)

John Shuttleworth's Lounge Music 22:00 WED (b084tlr0)

John Shuttleworth's Lounge Music 05:30 THU (b084tlr0)

Just a Minute 09:00 MON (b00rdxlz)

Just a Minute 16:00 MON (b00rdxlz)

Just a Minute 04:00 TUE (b00rdxlz)

Kalangadog Junction 09:30 FRI (b0999j0f)

Kalangadog Junction 16:30 FRI (b0999j0f)

Ken Clarke's Jazz Greats - Bessie Smith 01:30 SAT (b0076jyq)

Lemn Sissay's Origin Stories 07:30 THU (b07wpf5q)

Lemn Sissay's Origin Stories 17:30 THU (b07wpf5q)

Lemn Sissay's Origin Stories 22:00 THU (b07wpf5q)

Lemn Sissay's Origin Stories 05:30 FRI (b07wpf5q)

Life With the Lyons 08:00 SUN (b00ztcr7)

Life With the Lyons 12:00 SUN (b00ztcr7)

Listen to Les 08:00 TUE (b007wvt9)

Listen to Les 12:00 TUE (b007wvt9)

Listen to Les 19:00 TUE (b007wvt9)

Maigret: The Drowned Men's Inn 01:00 SAT (b007jztr)

Millport 07:00 MON (b0075sxz)

Millport 17:00 MON (b0075sxz)

Millport 05:00 TUE (b0075sxz)

Musical Genes 18:30 WED (b00f1w1v)

Musical Genes 00:30 THU (b00f1w1v)

News Quiz Extra 23:00 MON (b0991mkw)

News Quiz Extra 09:00 TUE (b0991mkw)

Newsjack 23:00 SUN (b097yrzg)

Newsjack 22:30 THU (b0998jlj)

One Foot in the Grave 07:00 TUE (b007jn08)

One Foot in the Grave 17:00 TUE (b007jn08)

One Foot in the Grave 05:00 WED (b007jn08)

One of the Three Great Plots of All Literature 06:30 FRI (b00804hn)

One of the Three Great Plots of All Literature 13:30 FRI (b00804hn)

One of the Three Great Plots of All Literature 20:30 FRI (b00804hn)

Paint It Black 06:30 MON (b007jxq4)

Paint It Black 13:30 MON (b007jxq4)

Paint It Black 20:30 MON (b007jxq4)

Paint It Black 01:30 TUE (b007jxq4)

Pam Ayres' Open Road 14:15 SAT (b007kfs1)

Pam Ayres' Open Road 02:15 SUN (b007kfs1)

Paperback Hell 23:45 MON (b0076cd4)

Paperback Hell 09:45 TUE (b0076cd4)

Peter Tinniswood 14:45 SAT (b007jqw2)

Peter Tinniswood 02:45 SUN (b007jqw2)

Peter Wolf - Black Queen to King's Castle 11:15 FRI (b00766kp)

Peter Wolf - Black Queen to King's Castle 21:15 FRI (b00766kp)

Pick Ups 23:30 SUN (b00ngzck)

Poetry Extra 17:00 SUN (b098ssrq)

Poetry Extra 05:00 MON (b098ssrq)

Putting You Through, Caller 09:00 SAT (b098hjv5)

Putting You Through, Caller 19:00 SAT (b098hjv5)

Radiolab 11:05 SUN (b098ply3)

Radiolab 19:00 SUN (b098ply3)

Sabotage 23:00 SAT (b03k3c7y)

Saturday Drama 06:00 SAT (b01pt72f)

Saturday Drama 16:00 SAT (b01pt72f)

Saturday Drama 04:00 SUN (b01pt72f)

Say the Word 12:00 SAT (b00764j5)

Say the Word 09:00 WED (b00764mj)

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Soul Music 00:30 SAT (b05stg0l)

Soul Music 18:30 FRI (b05tkzn5)

Steven Appleby's Normal Life 22:30 MON (b00snqqs)

Stop Messing About! 08:00 THU (b00scz3j)

Stop Messing About! 12:00 THU (b00scz3j)

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Susan Hill - The Woman in Black 18:00 SUN (b007jls5)

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Tehrangeles 13:30 THU (b01n0sc7)

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The Casebook of Max and Ivan 05:30 SAT (b0978868)

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The Casebook of Max and Ivan 17:30 FRI (b098h0f8)

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The Chief Inspector Dover Mysteries 03:00 SAT (b0192y98)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 SUN (b09b1fb0)

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The Drawings on the Wall 02:15 SAT (b0091xzh)

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The Goon Show 12:30 THU (b007mwv5)

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The Harpoon 22:30 WED (b00ckyjg)

The Letters of Sylvia Plath: Omnibus 09:00 SUN (b098plxx)

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The Mark Steel Lecture 22:00 SAT (b007jlx9)

The Men From the Ministry 08:30 TUE (b007jnys)

The Men From the Ministry 12:30 TUE (b007jnys)

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The Motion Show 04:00 SAT (b0075ryv)

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The Navy Lark 08:00 WED (b007k1q5)

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Tim FitzHigham: The Gambler 22:30 TUE (b05r3z49)

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What Is a Story? 15:45 SUN (b061d16g)

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When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit 02:00 SAT (b00yzj5s)

Winston 09:30 WED (b007mwhn)

Winston 16:30 WED (b007mwhn)

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World Book Club 10:10 SUN (b098ply0)

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