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SATURDAY 26 JUNE 2021

SAT 00:00 James Follett - Earthsearch (b00cfzsp)
Earthsearch I

10. Earthfall

Despite the difficulties put in their way by the two guardian 'Angels', the crew of the Challenger have found Paradise.

It's an earth-like planet originally discovered by the second-generation crew. However, the 'Angels' are by no means beaten...

Starring Sean Arnold.

Conclusion of James Follett's ten-part adventure serial in time and space.

Commander Telson .... Sean Arnold
Sharna .... Amanda Murray
Astra .... Kathryn Hurlbutt
Darv .... Haydn Wood
Angel One .... Sonia Fraser
Angel Two .... Gordon Reid

Director: Glyn Dearman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1981.


SAT 00:30 Off the Page (b00sxkv2)
Blinded By Science

Provocative and thoughtful new writing and discussion, presented by Dominic Arkwright. This week's subject is Blinded By Science.
Joining Dominic to write and talk about science and what we make of it are Dr. Ben Goldacre, author of Bad Science in the Guardian, Tania Hershman, writer in residence in the Science Faculty at Bristol University and space scientist Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock.

Produced by Beatrice Fenton.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2010.


SAT 01:00 Father Brown Stories (b00yb1z9)
Series 1

7. The Sins of Prince Saradine

Father Brown and Flambeau cross a Norfolk lake to meet an Italian with a dark history, and exchange dreams with an old adversary.

Starring Andrew Sachs and Olivier Pierre.

Series of GK Chesterton's stories about the insightful clerical sleuth.

Dramatised by John Scotney.

Father Brown ........ Andrew Sachs
Flambeau ........ Olivier Pierre
Mr Paul ........ Garard Green
Mrs Anthony ........ June Barrie
Saradine ........ Roger Hammond
Italian ........ Robin Summers
Norfolk Tough ........ Peter Acre

Directed at BBC Bristol by Alec Reid.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1985.


SAT 01:30 Doctor Finlay: Adventures of a Black Bag (b0081w49)
1. The Resolution that Went Wrong

Dr Finlay encounters a local hard-nut and vows to get even.

Starring John Gordon Sinclair.

AJ Cronin's stories about the early years of the celebrated doctor. Ready with his black bag, Dr Finlay sets out to remedy all manner of ailments suffered by his patients in the Scottish Highland town of Levenford.

Dramatised in six parts by Sue Rodwell.

Dr Finlay ...... John Gordon Sinclair
Dr Cameron ...... Brian Pettifer
Janet ...... Katy Murphy
Charlie Bell ...... Alex Ferns
Mrs Bell ...... Ellie Haddington
Archie Galt ...... David Ashton

Producer: Jeremy Howe

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2001.


SAT 02:00 Wish Lanterns by Alec Ash (b07q3ct6)
5. Progress

Rejoin the cohort in 2014 as they approach or turn 30 years old.

Stable employment continues to preoccupy them, as does the question of when and how to start a family.

Concluding the stories of young Chinese lives, particularly those born under the one-child policy of the 1980s, as they seek to negotiate the expectations of those around them and their own inner desires for self-fulfilment.

Written by Alec Ash.

Read by David Seddon.

Abridged and Produced by Jill Waters.

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


SAT 02:15 Black Eyed Girls by Katie Hims (b095tkgv)
Episode 5

Meg and Jeanie have not set eyes on one another since they were 11.

Now they are in their late sixties, and have ended up boarding the same train. One thing leads to another.

The conclusion of Katie Hims's heartrending story of separated twins and their search for one another.

Jeanie . . . . . Jessica Turner
Meg . . . . . Carolyn Pickles
Ticket Inspector . . . . . Samuel James

Director: Sasha Yevtushenko

First broadcast on Radio 4 in September 2017.


SAT 02:30 Warpaint: The Story Of Camouflage (b00768wm)
Patrick Wright investigates how artists pioneered the creation of the first effective forms of military camouflage during the First World War.

Producer: John Goudie

First broadcast on BBC radio 4 in August 2002.


SAT 03:00 Inspector Resnick (b043x39r)
Cutting Edge

Episode 3

The brutal death of a ward sister intensifies DI Charlie Resnick's search for the hospital assailant.

Tom Georgeson stars as jazz-loving Detective Inspector Charlie Resnick.

Conclusion of John Harvey's dramatisation of his own novel.

DI Charlie Resnick …. Tom Georgeson
Millington …. Sean Baker
Lynn …. Kate Eaton
Kevin …. Ben Porter
Dipak …. Paul Bazeley
Silver …. Don McCorkindale
Carew …. Nicholas Boulton
Sarah …. Gillian Bevan
Dr Fletcher …. John Simm
Groves …. Peter Kenny
Debbie …. Colleen Prendergast
Mr Salt …. Denys Hawthorne
Calvin …. Philip Weaver
Delia …. Ann Beach
Suzanne Olds …. Patience Tomlinson
Lynn …. Kate Eaton
Elaine …. Jennie Stoller
Karl …. Adrian Scarborough

Producer: David Hunter

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1996.


SAT 04:00 Counterpoint (b00slqvx)
Series 24

2010 Semi-final 3

Paul Gambaccini chairs the third semi-final of 2010’s search to find the nation's musical mastermind.

With questions on all aspects of music and a wide selection of musical extracts to suit all tastes.

From the BBC Radio Theatre in London.

Producer: Paul Bajoria

First broadcast on Radio 4 in June 2010.


SAT 04:30 To the Manor Born (b007k45h)
The Grapevine

Audrey tries to fool Devere that she has been on holiday to Spain.

Starring Penelope Keith and Keith Barron.

Lady of the manor Audrey fforbes-Hamilton, forced to sell her beloved Grantleigh Estate, has decamped to the tiny Old Lodge cottage with her butler in tow. .

From this vantage point, Audrey keeps a close and disapproving eye on new owner, the nouveau-riche Richard DeVere.

Adapted for radio by Peter Spence from his BBC TV script.

Audrey fforbes-Hamilton …. Penelope Keith
Richard DeVere …. Keith Barron
Marjory Frobisher …. Angela Thorne
Brabinger …. Nicholas McArdle
Mrs Polouvicka …. Margery Withers
Ned …. Frank Middlemass
Mrs Plunkett ...... Zulema Dene

First piloted for BBC radio, but whisked off to BBC TV before it ever appeared, before finally arriving home in 1997.

Producer: Jane Berthoud

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in January 1997.


SAT 05:00 Fags, Mags and Bags (b0bgg1q1)
Series 8

Lenzie Has Fallen

Mrs Birkett raises suspicions about the source of a lurgy outbreak in Lenzie and starts to point an accusing finger at Hilly.

More shop based shenanigans and over the counter philosophy, courtesy of Ramesh Mahju and his trusty sidekick Dave.

Set in a Scots-Asian corner shop, the staff continue their tireless quest to bring nice-price custard creams and cans of coke with Arabic writing on them to an ungrateful nation. Ramesh Mahju has built it up over the course of over 30 years and is a firmly entrenched, friendly presence in the local area.

Then of course there are Ramesh's sons Sanjay and Alok, both surly and not particularly keen on the old school approach to shop-keeping, but natural successors to the business. Ramesh is keen to pass all his worldly wisdom onto them - whether they like it or not!

Written by and starring Donald Mcleary and Sanjeev Kohli.

Ramesh ...... Sanjeev Kohli
Dave ...... Donald McLeary
Sanjay ...... Omar Raza
Alok ...... Susheel Kumar
Mrs Birkett ...... Stewart Cairns
Mr Hepworth ...... Tom Urie
Hilly ...... Kate Brailsford
Bra Jeff ...... Steven McNicol

Producer: Gus Beattie for Gusman Productions

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


SAT 05:30 The Confessional (m000x60b)
Series 1

The Confession of Alastair Campbell

Actor and broadcaster Stephen Mangan presents a comedy chat show about shame and guilt.

Each week Stephen invites a different eminent guest into his virtual confessional box to make three 'confessions' . This is a cue for some remarkable storytelling, and surprising insights.

We’re used to hearing celebrity interviews, where stars are persuaded to show off about their achievements and talk about their proudest moments. Stephen's not interested in that. He doesn’t want to know what his guests are proud of, he wants to know what they’re ashamed of. That’s surely the way to find out what really makes a person tick. Stephen and his guest reflect with empathy and humour on why we get embarrassed, where our shame thresholds should be, and the value of guilt.

In the final edition of this series, the writer, journalist and political strategist Alastair Campbell speaks about “maladaptive competitiveness”, technology which defeats him and dressing up at Lambeth Palace.

Other guests in this series include Cariad Lloyd, Dr Phil Hammond, Clarke Peters, Suzi Ruffell, Marian Keyes, Phil Wang, Joan Bakewell, Lucy Porter and Nigel Planer.

Written and presented by Stephen Mangan
With extra material by Nick Doody
Devised with Dave Anderson

Produced by Frank Stirling
A 7digital production for BBC Radio 4


SAT 06:00 Drama (b09hnwhy)
John Osborne's Luther

It's over 500 years since Martin Luther reputedly hammered his 95 theses on the door of All Saints Church, Wittenberg - starting what became known as the Reformation. With the Pope using the sale of indulgences to fund his own obsessions and works, Luther had begun to see the church as corrupt. He was excommunicated in 1521.

John Osborne's play skilfully intertwines the sacred and the profane and tries to get inside the mind of the man who started as a profound believer in the church's teachings and ended up challenging them all.

The first production of the play was at the Theatre Royal, Nottingham in 1961. It won a Tony Award in 1964.

Martin .... Harry Lloyd
Tetzel .... David Troughton
Staupitz .... Adrian Scarborough
Cajetan .... Nicholas Murchie
Hans .... Christian Rodska
Brother Weinand .... John Hollingworth
Prior / Leo .... Jamie Newell
Miltitz .... David Ajoa
Lucas / Eck .... Kieron Jecchinis
Knight .... Nigel Cooke
Katherine .... Amanda Root

A Brill production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in December 2017.


SAT 07:30 Great Lives (b086s76k)
Series 41

Suzannah Lipscomb on CS Lewis

Step though the wardrobe - as historian Suzannah Lipscomb selects the creator of the Narnia Chronicles, CS Lewis.

The writer was a fascinating and extremely complicated man. Born in Northern Ireland, his mother died when he was a child, and his university career was interrupted so he could fight in the Great War.

Suzannah views his writings as deeply moving, as they have influenced her faith.

Presenter Matthew Parris is less convinced by the religious influence in his work.

But contributor to the Cambridge Companion to CS Lewis, Malcolm Guite sits firmly on Suzannah Lipscomb's side.

Produced in Bristol by Miles Warde.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2017.


SAT 08:00 Whispers (b007k3jf)
Series 1

Episode 6

Swearing, cocaine, wine throwing and flagellation!

Gyles Brandreth sets the questions. in the quiz about scandal, gossip and slander.

The regular team captains, biographer Anthony Holden and writer Stella Duffy, are joined by the BBC's former royal correspondent Jennie Bond and entertainer Geoffrey Durham.

Producer: Elizabeth Freestone

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2003.


SAT 08:30 Snap (b00tvql2)
Series 2

Episode 4

A problem aired is a problem shared, but will Ryan find a way to deal with being bullied on his own?

And Molly doesn't care who Doug goes out with now they’re divorced, but she'd still like to know all the details...

Paul Mendelson’s sitcom about life for a couple after they've split.

Molly ....... Rebecca Lacey
Doug ....... Paul Venables
Kaz ....... Soumaya Keynes
Ryan ....... Jessie Sullivan
Annie ....... Marlene Sidaway
Dawn ....... Samantha Spiro
Raymond ...... Jonathan Tafler

Producer: David Ian Neville

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2004.


SAT 09:00 Rik Mayall on Radio (m0001pl7)
Broadcaster and Producer John Lloyd explores the fascinating radio contributions of the actor and comedian Rik Mayall to reveal a remarkable and eclectic mix of programmes and archives.

Rik Mayall, was one of the first and foremost alternative comedians in the UK, best known for his work on TV's The Young Ones, Bottom and The New Statesmen which all had tremendous impact on British situation comedy. However whilst enjoying tremendous success on television Mayall made many captivating contributions to radio which are often overlooked.

In this special tribute, in the year Mayall would have celebrated his 60th birthday, John Lloyd introduces highlights from Mayall’s radio years along with illuminating new interviews from some of the people closest to him.

Programmes featured include;

** Higher Education (2000). Mayall stars in the Lloyd Peters drama.

** The Reunion (2018) An edited version of the programme as Sue MacGregor reunites five people who made their names in the ground-breaking TV comedy The Young Ones.

** Bedside Tales: May 22nd. (2009) A classic episode of Rik's series co-written with John Nicholson

Charting Mayall's career through radio we also hear illuminating and rare footage of interviews along with extracts from his readings and plays.

Producer: Stephen Garner

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra and first broadcast in 2018.


SAT 12:00 Lemn Sissay's Origin Stories (b07wpf5q)
1. 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.

Taking a comic and poetic angle, Lemn Sissay compares reality against the treatment of children raised in care, orphans and foster children in popular culture. Because it surely says something about how we view them that we create so many for fiction?

In this opening episode, Lemn compares his experiences as a foster child 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

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2016.


SAT 12:30 The Goon Show (b00j1c4f)
The Battle of Spion Kop

Things aren't going well in The South African War. Time to send in the cutlery.

Groundbreaking, surreal BBC radio comedy written by Spike Milligan.

Starring:

Peter Sellers
Harry Secombe
Spike Milligan

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

With the Ray Ellington Quartet and Max Geldray.

Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott.

Announcer: Wallace Greenslade

Producer: John Browell

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in December 1958.


SAT 13:00 Archive on 4 (b07mvd5z)
Tolkien: The Lost Recordings

Joss Ackland narrates a search through BBC archives for unheard gems from JRR Tolkien, as Oxford Academic Dr Stuart Lee discovers the unbroadcast offcuts from an interview given by the author.

Tolkien gave the interview for a BBC film in 1968, but only a tiny part of it was used in the broadcast programme. It was one of only a handful of recorded interviews he gave, and was also to be his last.

Dr Lee’s search for the unbroadcast rushes takes him to the depths of the BBC film archives, and back to the making of the original film Tolkien in Oxford.

For the director Leslie Megahey, only 23 at the time, this was his first film, and the one that launched a prestigious career. The programme reunites him with three others - researcher Patrick O’Sullivan, Tolkien fan Michael Hebbert, and critic Valentine Cunningham who describes how he was brought in to be the voice of dissent challenging the burgeoning Tolkien cult spreading from America.

What emerges is a picture of a playful academic, whose fiction was little respected by adults at the time and looked down on as a lesser form of literature. But he is robustly defended by Professor Tom Shippey and remembered fondly by his colleague Dr Roger Highfield.

Stuart Lee presents the results of his search through the archives to Dr Dimitra Fimi who considers any new words from Tolkien’s mouth as ‘gold’. While, for Dr Lee, the real dragon’s hoard is the privilege of hearing Tolkien in relaxed mode reflecting on his life as never before.

Producers: Anna Scott-Brown and Adam Fowler

An Overtone production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in August 2016.


SAT 14:00 The Skivers (b007jpsp)
Series 1

Leslie Phillips

Lecturer Leslie Phillips guest stars in Nick Golson and Tim de Jongh's skilful sketch show.

From the people who brought you ‘And Now in Colour’.

Written and performed by Nick Golson and Tim de Jongh.

With:

Mel Giedroyc
Peter Bradshaw

Producer: Jon Naismith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1994.


SAT 14:30 Cliche (m000x684)
From 16/03/1981

From mirthful menus to Batman minus Robin.

Series of sketch shows starring:

Carole Hayman
Nick Maloney
Simon Molloy
Brian Southwood

Script and songs written by Rob Grant and Doug Naylor.

Musical accompaniment by Pete Lingwood.

Produced at BBC Manchester by Ron McDonnell.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1981.


SAT 15:00 Political Animals (b01m179f)
Series 1

Humphrey

Notoriously photo-shy Humphrey was chief mouser to the Cabinet Office from 1989 to 1997.

With a robust vocabulary and a pretty earthy view of political life, he looks back on New Labour life at Number 10 under Tony Blair.

Starring James Fleet.

Series of scurrilous talks given by well-known, if unreliable, Downing Street cats.

Tony Bagley assists each feline to relate their trials and tribulations under four different prime ministers.

Director: Marc Beeby

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2012.


SAT 15:15 Brian Appleton's History of Rock 'n' Roll (b00fw5m7)
A Lot of Knowledge

The forgotten Thompson Twin reveals why rock 'n' roll can be a cruel mistress.

Set in a fictitious college of further education in the 'Newcastle-under-Lyme area'.

Series of comic lectures, written and performed by Graham Fellows

Producer: Dawn Ellis

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2001.


SAT 15:30 The Jason Byrne Show (b01phj38)
Series 3

The Irish and the Scottish Are Black-Belts in Misery

Jason compares international attitudes to other people's good fortune and explains why his Irish background means that revelling in misery is never far away.

Why is British fruit so bitter? Can Jason relieve heart-ache in the audience and what simple pleasures make Jason and his son happy?

Themed audience comedy show with high-energy stand-up and sketches featuring Laurence Howarth and Daisy Haggard.

Producer: Julia McKenzie

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in December 2010.


SAT 16:00 Drama (b09hnwhy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 Great Lives (b086s76k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SAT 18:00 Mike Walker - 2025 (b00j0hbm)
2. Access

Olivia and Irena take a step closer to gaining access to illegal genetic engineering. But who can they trust?

The conclusion of Mike Walker's futuristic two-part sci-fi serial.

Irena ...... Alphonsia Emmanuel
Olivia ...... Mona Hammond
Dr Beth David ...... Daniela Nardini
Henry ...... David Yip
Anno ...... Su-Lin Looi
Praeger ...... John Rowe
Dr Finzey ...... Alastair Danson
Kate ...... Rachel Atkins
The Shopkeeper ...... Ravin J Ganatra

Director: Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1998.


SAT 19:00 Rik Mayall on Radio (m0001pl7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 Welcome to Wherever You Are (b09jgkll)
Series 1

Episode 4

Welcome To Wherever You Are is a stand-up show that refuses to be constrained by geography when it comes to booking guests; instead, it uses modern technology to connect a studio audience in the BBC Radio Theatre, London, with the best comedians in the world - no matter where they happen to be.

In this final episode of the series, host Andrew Maxwell presents the Saudi-born 'White Sudani' Omar Ramzi from his home in Dubai; the 'Queen of African Comedy' Kansiime Anne, from Kampala; and, from Rome, Francesco De Carlo, who is the regular Italian correspondent for Unspun with Matt Forde.

Andrew Maxwell is a multi-award-winning stand up and double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee, familiar to Radio 4 audiences for his appearances on The News Quiz, The Now Show, and his own series Andrew Maxwell's Public Enemies. He's also appeared on Live At The Apollo, Mock The Week, and Have I Got News For You.

Presented by Andrew Maxwell
Featuring Omar Ramzi
Featuring Kansiime Anne
Featuring Francesco De Carlo

Production co-ordinator: Hayley Sterling
Producer: Ed Morrish

A BBC Studios Production.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2017.


SAT 22:30 Elvenquest (b016vn8f)
Series 3

Episode 4

As they continue their search for the Sword of Asnagar, the noble Questers find themselves coming to the rescue of King Baldwin the Jovial whose mead hall is being terrorised by a terrible creature called "The Grundle". But when Amis, the Chosen One, starts to question whether he is actually all that special after all, the Questers hatch a plan to kill the beast and restore Amis' self-worth.

Meanwhile, time is running out for Lord Darkness. Kreech tells he must find a girlfriend to keep him young, or he'll find his incorporeal essence once more slowly shrivelling and turning to dust. So Darkness starts off on the dating game. Trouble is, it's been a bit of time since he last met a girl, let alone chatted one up...

Starring:
Darren Boyd as Vidar
Kevin Eldon as Dean/Kreech
Dave Lamb as Amis aka The Chosen One
Alistair McGowan as Lord Darkness
Stephen Mangan as Sam
Daniel Rigby as King Baldwin The Jovial
and
Sophie Winkleman as Penthiselea

Written by Anil Gupta and Richard Pinto

Producer: Sam Michell.


SAT 23:00 The Skivers (b007tcph)
Series 1

Ken Campbell

Action from Ancient Greece to 221B Baker Street.

Nick Golson and Tim de Jongh's skilful sketch show with special guest Ken Campbell

Written and performed by Nick Golson and Tim de Jongh.

With Peter Bradshaw and Mel Giedroyc

Producer: Jon Naismith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1994.


SAT 23:30 The Mark Steel Lecture (b007jlw6)
Series 2

Lord Byron

The comic examines the life and times of the 'mad, bad and dangerous to know' Romantic poet. From March 2001.



SUNDAY 27 JUNE 2021

SUN 00:00 Mike Walker - 2025 (b00j0hbm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 Archive on 4 (b07mvd5z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:00 The Skivers (b007jpsp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:30 Cliche (m000x684)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Saturday]


SUN 03:00 Political Animals (b01m179f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:00 on Saturday]


SUN 03:15 Brian Appleton's History of Rock 'n' Roll (b00fw5m7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:15 on Saturday]


SUN 03:30 The Jason Byrne Show (b01phj38)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:30 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 Drama (b09hnwhy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 Great Lives (b086s76k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 Wish Lanterns by Alec Ash (Omnibus) (b07qfyng)
The stories of young Chinese lives, particularly those young people born under the one-child policy of the 1980s, as they seek to negotiate the expectations of those around them and their own inner desires for self-fulfilment.

Dahai is a military child and a rebel, Fred is a daughter of the Party and Xiaoxiao grew up in the far north and longed to travel south. All were infants when the tanks rolled through Beijing in 1989 and none really know much about their country's recent past. But the way China develops in the future is very much something that will affect their lives - and their behaviour and decisions will affect ours.

There are approximately 322 million Chinese aged between 16 and 30 - a group larger than the population of the USA and destined to have an unprecedented influence on global affairs in the coming years. The one-child policy has led to a generation of only children. There is intense competition for education and jobs, and a tug-of-war between cultural change and tradition, nationalism and the lures of the West. We know the headlines of their lives, but what of the details?

Written by Alec Ash
Read by David Seddon
Abridged and Produced by Jill Waters
A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in August 2016.


SUN 07:10 Inheritance Tracks (b06myxjt)
Kate Adie

Journalist Kate Adie chooses the 'Housewives' Choice' theme and 'Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus' by Vaughan Williams.


SUN 07:20 Black Eyed Girls by Katie Hims (Omnibus) (b096nnxz)
Nell finds herself pregnant and marries Barry, not the father, for the sake of respectability. She has twin girls, Jeanie and Meg, and has a blissful first year raising her daughters. But Barry takes an instant dislike to the girls.

Jeanie and Meg, twin black-eyed girls, are separated at the age of five, one to stay at home, in a working class family in Scarborough, one to be adopted from a children's home by an upper middle class academic family. And thus their separate fortunes are set in motion, united only by the vaguest memory of being happy together. Their search for each other continues throughout their lives.

Nell . . . . . Sabrina Sandhu
Barry . . . . . Samuel James
Nikki . . . . . Sanchia MacCormack
Joseph . . . . . Philip Fox
Meg . . . . . Charlotte Emmett
Jeanie . . . . . Rosie Boore
Meg (child) . . . . . Ailsa McGregor
Jeanie (child) . . . . . Rosie McGregor
Meg (older) . . . . . Carolyn Pickles
Jeanie (older) . . . . . Jessica Turner
Waitress . . . . . Kerry Gooderson
Vi/Sister Juliana/Nurse . . . . . Julie Teal
David . . . . .Tom Forrister
Victor . . . . . Simon Ludders

By Katie Hims
Director: Sasha Yevtushenko.
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2017.


SUN 08:30 We're in Business (b07s3jlm)
Conscience Money

After a win on the horses, Dudley splashes the cash - and his mother's also got money to burn.

Stars Peter Jones as Dudley, Harry Worth as Harry. With Dick Emery, Doris Hare, Vivienne Martin and Frederick Treves.

Peter Jones is small-time businessman, Dudley Grosvenor who's always out to make a fast buck - usually at the expense of his side-kick, Harry Worth.

Written by Marty Feldman, Barry Took and Peter Jones.

A selection of surviving episodes from two series broadcast between 1959-1960.

Producer: Charles Maxwell.

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in May 1960.


SUN 09:00 The Arthur Haynes Show (m0008ppy)
From 21/07/1963

A pensioner and his guest require a discount at the cinema, and a very persistent stranger demands a lift to Dagenham.

The comic characters of popular comedian Arthur Haynes in Johnny Speight's sketches.

After originally working with Charlie Chester on a number of series for BBC Radio, Arthur Haynes (1914-1966) became a big star on ITV in the late 1950s/early 1960s

With Nicholas Parsons, Leslie Noyes, Gary Watson and Joyce Stewart.

Music by The Hedley Ward Trio.

Producer: Richard Dingley

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in July 1963.


SUN 09:30 An Actor's Life for Me (b007rh7q)
Series 1

I Can Do That

Young actor Robert Wilson gets a film role playing a chauffeur. The trouble is he can't drive...

John Gordon Sinclair stars in Paul Mayhew-Archer's sitcom.

Robert Wilson ..... John Gordon Sinclair
Desmond Shaw ..... Gary Waldhorn
Sue ..... Caroline Quentin

With:

Jo Kendall
Joanna Mackie
Blain Fairman

Producer: Paul Spencer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in January 1989.


SUN 10:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b08nsl7x)
Honoured Actors

Dame Harriet Walter

From Prokofiev to Nina Simone, actress Dame Harriet Walter shares her castaway choices with Kirsty Young. From June 2011.


SUN 10:45 Multi Story Shorts (m000xdp7)
Within The Rules

Patricia has finally found her birth family after a 30 year search - right in the middle of a global pandemic. She's desperate to be reunited with her birth mum on her 100th birthday, but equally determined not to break national lockdown rules.

This story originally appeared on the BBC podcast, Multi Story - presented and produced by Becca Bryers, and featuring Justin Dealey from BBC Three Counties Radio.


SUN 11:00 Sneakernomics (p09fy35c)
7. The Cri de Coeur

Sneakernomics is a close encounter with the visionaries, artisans and journeymen who’ve made, and been made, by trainers. We’ll follow in the footsteps of mavericks, hustlers and dreamers, and hear their tales of boom and bust, fame and infamy, hope and heartbreak.

Across nine episodes, Sneakernomics tells the extraordinary origin stories of some of the world’s biggest brands, and how sponsorship deals and celebrity culture redefined our relationship with products. It’s also a business story – how leisure has evolved into a multi-billion dollar industry; a sports story – how games became organised and grew into a global spectacle; and it’s a story of invention – how enthusiastic hobbyist-pioneers often took extraordinary risks that changed the course of sport and fashion.

The sneaker story is characterised by fierce competition and rivalry. We explore how the quest to be number one tore families and friendships apart and divided towns. Above all, this is the story of the people behind the shoes. What you’ll hear is a mix of interviews with many of the key individuals who’ve played their part in that extraordinary story, interlaced with moments of fiction inspired by their testimonies and our research.

Written and presented by Nicholas Smith, with 1Xtra presenter Ace. The drama is written by Al Smith.

Episode 7 Cast:

Ron . . . . . Ed Gaughan
Nurse . . . . . Charlotte East
Frank . . . . . Martins Imhangbe
Phil . . . . . Trevor White
Rob . . . . . Wilf Scolding
Bob . . . . . Joseph Balderrama
Jeff . . . . . Ian Dunnett Jnr.

Production Trainee: Marithe Van Der Aa
Assistant Producer: Ben Hollands
Sound: Peter Ringrose
Producer: Sasha Yevtushenko

Special thanks: Russ Gater, Jeff Johnson, John Boulter, Mike Deegan, Gary Aspden, Neal Heard, Julie Dixon, Peter Moore, Nelson Farris, Joan Benoit Samuelson, Gina Millson, Clare Ewing and Jamie Larsen.


SUN 12:00 Poetry Extra (m000xdpb)
Mother Tongue - Close Encounters

Poet Daljit Nagra revisits the BBC's poetry archive and selects an edition from the globe-trotting poetry series - Mother Tongue.

Poet Helen Mort explores poems in Somali, Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese and Polish - and in translation.

Reflecting on the phrase "Close Encounters", she explores how the very stuff of being human - relationships, identity, empathy - play a part in the work of these four distinct poets.

Asha Lul Mohamud Yusuf is fast emerging as one of the most outstanding Somali-language poets writing today. Her bold and striking poems are translated by British poet Clare Pollard. They join Helen to talk about the place of poetry in Somali culture and their translation partnership, which came about through the Poetry Translation Centre. With poems from her collection The Sea Migrations.

Helen then travels to Paris to meet the Syrian poet Maram al-Masri and hear poems from her collection Barefoot Souls, which imagines the lives of women who have experienced domestic violence, and from Liberty Walks Naked, al-Masri's response to recent events in Syria.

There's deadpan humour from Angelica Freitas, a brilliantly wry voice from Brazil. She takes a novel approach to exploring female identity in her poem A Woman Goes, and a bittersweet reflection on being alone in I Sleep With Myself.

We also hear a lost poem from the Chilean poet Pablo Neruda. It's one of a small number of previously unpublished poems recently discovered among his papers and published in the collection Then Come Back.

Finally, one of the brightest stars in Polish literature - a poet, translator and novelist, Jacek Dehnel. His is an eclectic sort of empathy, with poems about the death of a world-famous musician and a lurid museum exhibit. And we hear his Polish translation of a very famous Philip Larkin poem.

Readers: Raghad Chaar and Alejandro de Mesa
Producer: Caroline Hughes

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in 2017.


SUN 12:30 Start/Stop (b07lhk6p)
Series 3

The Third Way

Fiona road tests Barney's theory about how to put the spark back in your marriage, much to Barney's annoyance.

Meanwhile Evan is housebound, sitting in a rubber ring after breaking his coccyx. And David is worried his memory is failing, and he's trying everything under the sun to improve it.

Third series of Jack Docherty's sitcom about three marriages in various states of disrepair.

Starring:

Couple number 1: Jack Docherty as Barney and Kerry Godliman as Cathy
Couple number 2: John Thomson as Evan and Fiona Allen as Fiona
Couple number 3: Charlie Higson as David and Laura Aikman as Alice.

The set up: Barney and Cathy have been married for ages and it shows, Evan and Fiona's marriage is one big, noisy argument and David is old enough to be Alice's father.

Start/Stop follows the story of these three couples as they try to make the best of their marriages and friendships. The show is warm, smart and funny, and the characters are able to stop the action, explain themselves to the audience and start it all up again.

Producer: Claire Jones

A BBC Studio production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in July 2016.


SUN 13:00 A Death in the Family by Karl Ove Knausgaard (Omnibus) (b088ss81)
Episode 1

Writer Karl Ove Knausgaard relives the story of his life, from childhood to the death of his father. Read by David Threlfall.


SUN 14:10 Inheritance Tracks (b0755t89)
Ben Elton

Writer and comic Ben Elton chooses 'Sagt Mir Wo Die Blumen Sind'? sung by Marlene Dietrich and 'We are the Champions' by Queen.


SUN 14:20 Melissa Murray - The Steal (Omnibus) (b0bbn6gm)
Crime or incompetence? When Max returns from travelling he discovers that most of his expected inheritance has disappeared. Who is responsible and what has happened to the money?

Melissa Murray’s sharp social comedy is absolutely of the moment by a truly original writer. The war between the generations has never been more intense. And this time it's more than personal. It's about money.

Omnibus – first broadcast in five-parts.

Max ..... Tom Forrister
Linsey ..... Isabella Inchbald
Fig ..... Kerry Gooderson
Claire ..... Georgie Glen
Greeley ..... Sean Murray

Directed by Marc Beeby

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2018


SUN 15:30 Cerys Matthews's Blue Horizon (b01jqjl7)
Among Cerys Matthews's landmark musical memories is a very sunny summer Sunday afternoon in 2009.

It was the day that, browsing albums in Portobello Market, she parted with £70 and took home a rare copy of Fleetwood Mac's Sweet Pious Bird of Youth. She played it over and over again. She was hooked.

Since that day, Cerys has passionately fed her addiction to Blue Horizon records – seeking out and amassing a valuable collection of gems that are almost too precious to play.

Blue Horizon linked the roots of American blues with the 1960s UK blues scene. It was the home of US blues artists Champion Jack Dupree, Bukka White, Mississippi Joe Callicott and Furry Lewis, Eddie Boyd, Otis Spann, Ainsley Dunbar, Elmore James, plus British artists Chicken Shack and Fleetwood Mac.

Label founder Mike Vernon also invented the blues sound heard today. In 1966, he produced the Blues Breakers with Eric Clapton, considered one of the most influential British blues recordings. It was notable for its driving rhythms and Clapton's rapid blues licks with a full distorted sound derived from a Gibson Les Paul and a Marshall amp. This became something of a classic combination for British blues guitarists.

Cerys talks to Mike about his blues passion and how he left old-school Decca Records to strike out on his own. Artists from Blue Horizon's roster, including former members of The Yardbirds, Fleetwood Mac and Chicken Shack reflect on the part Blue Horizon played in their careers and establishing the credibility of Britain as a home for the blues.

Producer: Nick Barraclough

A Smooth Operations production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in June 2012.


SUN 16:00 Katherine Parker - The One Before The Last (m0005p08)
The poet Rupert Brooke died of illness at the tragically early age of 27 during the First World War.

One of the most beautiful men in England, he had many admirers, but his emotional life was far from trouble-free. While up at Cambridge, he met Ka Cox - a large, ungainly, matronly woman with whom he had a most complex love affair.

Colin Firth stars as Rupert Brooke and Emma Piper as Ka Cox in Katherine Parker’s drama.

Mrs Brooke .... Janet Henfrey
Francis Cornford .... Michael Tudor Barnes
Frances Cornford .... Susie Brann
Noel ... Deborah Makepeace
Young Man ... Jonathan Tafler
Statesman .... Peter Howell

Producer: Cherry Cookson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1987.


SUN 17:00 Poetry Extra (m000xdpb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 today]


SUN 17:30 Start/Stop (b07lhk6p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 today]


SUN 18:00 Al Smith - Culture (m000xdpd)
With increasing numbers of infections becoming drug resistant Al Smith's dystopian play takes a step into the near future.

Anna is a Doctor working in infectious diseases and is forced everyday to help choose whether to treat a patient or not. But what does it do to both you and your patient when your judgement is wrong?

Culture was developed through the Wellcome Trust Experimental Stories scheme.

Scientific Advisor ...... Dr Claas Kirchhelle
Anna ...... Pippa Nixon
Ned ...... David Calder
Maria ...... Olivia Popica
Shireen ...... Chetna Pandya
Quartermaster ...... Philip Fox
Celine ...... Sarah Ridgeway
Tom ...... Tom Forrister
Bailiff ...... Emilio Doorgasingh

Writer ...... Al Smith
Director ..... Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2017.


SUN 18:45 Roald Dahl: Served with a Twist (b07j40wr)
The Bookseller

Charles Dance leads the cast as the urbane Storyteller in dramatisations of five classic tales by Roald Dahl. Bizarre and amusing by turns, these dark comedies are justly famous for their surprise endings, and for their rogues gallery of crooks, cheats and schemers.

The stories show Dahl at the height of his powers as a writer of adult fiction, combining black comedy with sly social satire. They are stylishly plotted, vividly characterised and made unforgettable by their breezy cynicism, presenting a hilariously bleak view of human nature.

In ‘The Bookseller’, we find Mr Buggage and his secretary Miss Tottle hard at work in the back room of Mr Buggage's book shop in London's Charing Cross Road. It soon becomes clear that they are running a most successful business - but the fortune they are amassing is not from the sale of books.

CAST:

The Storyteller …. Charles Dance
Mr Buggage …. Toby Jones
Miss Tottle …. Celia Imrie
Mrs Northcote …. Jean Trend
Mr Northcote …. Richard Attlee

Dramatised by Stephen Sheridan.
Director: David Blount

A Pier production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2016.


SUN 19:00 Sneakernomics (p09fy35c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 20:00 Katherine Parker - The One Before The Last (m0005p08)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 today]


SUN 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b08nsl7x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


SUN 21:45 Multi Story Shorts (m000xdp7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today]


SUN 22:00 Start/Stop (b07lhk6p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 today]


SUN 22:30 The Mel and Sue Thing (b00769y0)
Episode 3

More mayhem from Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins.

Tragedy befalls the family in Jane Austen's lost novella, plus a pair of rather tame Shock Jocks; a ridiculously simple murder to solve in Leather Island and a rare treat as the Queen pays her very own special tribute to Brian May.

With Paul Chahidi

Written by Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins.

Producer: Elizabeth Freestone.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2002.


SUN 23:00 Helen Keen's It Is Rocket Science (b00zt22n)
Series 1

Episode 4

Helen Keen's off-beat but true account of the history of space flight.

With Peter Serafinowicz and Susy Kane.

* Will humanity ever make it to the stars?

* Time travel, parallel universes and faster than light travel.

* Have aliens ever made it here? If so, were they tempted to use their vastly superior intelligence to really clean up in pub quizzes?

Written by Helen Keen and Miriam Underhill.

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2011.


SUN 23:15 Gus Murdoch's Sacred Cows (b00fn9hk)
4. Roads

Fearless reporter Gus Murdoch probes Britain's highways and byways.

Written by and starring Stephen Carlin.

With Neil Edmond, Margaret Cabourn-Smith, John Rowe, Renton Skinner and Marc Willcox.

Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in November 2008.


SUN 23:30 Masala FM (b007x0c9)
Episode 1

Masala FM is East London's premier Asian community radio station.

Owner, Mr Krishna, wants to make some changes and everyone's scared, except for visiting Bollywood celebrity Johnny 'Muscles' Patel...

Six-part sitcom written by Meera Syal

Starring Sanjeev Bhaskar, Nitin Sawheny, Meera Syal and Nina Wadia.

Music by Nitin Sawhney.

Producer: Liz Anstee

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1996.



MONDAY 28 JUNE 2021

MON 00:00 Al Smith - Culture (m000xdpd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 00:45 Roald Dahl: Served with a Twist (b07j40wr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:45 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 A Death in the Family by Karl Ove Knausgaard (Omnibus) (b088ss81)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:10 Inheritance Tracks (b0755t89)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:10 on Sunday]


MON 02:20 Melissa Murray - The Steal (Omnibus) (b0bbn6gm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:20 on Sunday]


MON 03:30 Cerys Matthews's Blue Horizon (b01jqjl7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:30 on Sunday]


MON 04:00 Katherine Parker - The One Before The Last (m0005p08)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Poetry Extra (m000xdpb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 Start/Stop (b07lhk6p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 Geoffrey Household - Rogue Justice (b00h76wt)
Episode 1

The hero - an anonymous, wealthy Englishman - is now caged in a German prison with scores to settle. But there's been an air raid....

Read in 5 parts by Michael Jayston.

Geoffrey Household's sequel to his acclaimed British thriller 'Rogue Male' was published over 40 years later in 1982.

Abridged by Patricia Hannah.

Producer: David Jackson Young

Made for BBC 7 by BBC Scotland and first broadcast in 2009.


MON 06:30 Doctor Finlay: Adventures of a Black Bag (b0082j2t)
2. Who Laughs Last

Finlay meets his match in Meg Mirlees - the stingiest, meanest most cunning widow in Scotland.

Sue Rodwell's six-part dramatisation of AJ Cronin's stories about the early years of the celebrated doctor.

Ready with his black bag, Dr Finlay sets out to remedy all manner of ailments suffered by his patients in the Scottish Highland town of Levenford.

Stars John Gordon Sinclair as Dr Finlay, Brian Pettifer as Dr Cameron, Katy Murphy as Janet, Claire Nielson as Meg Mirlees and Sharon Small as Nurse Peggy.

Producer: Jeremy Howe

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.


MON 07:00 Tim FitzHigham: The Gambler (b041vcqw)
Series 1

Episode 4

Comedian and adventurer Tim FitzHigham recreates an 18th Century bet, attempting to travel 25mph on water using only the means available to a gentleman in 1765. History books record of the original attempt, "Something snapped, there was a fatality and the wager was abandoned." Last in series.


MON 07:30 I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue (m000x501)
Series 75

Episode 2

The 75th series of Radio 4's multi award-winning ‘antidote to panel games’ promises yet more homespun wireless entertainment for the young at heart. This series is coming to you from the Radio Theatre in Broadcasting House but with a 1000-strong remote audience drawn exclusively from the Midlands. Regular panellists Tony Hawks and Marcus Brigstocke are once again joined by first-timers Vicki Pepperdine and Henning Wehn, with Jack Dee in the chair. At the piano – Colin Sell.

Producer - Jon Naismith
A BBC Studios production


MON 08:00 Steptoe and Son (b007k1hd)
Series 4

The Colour Problem

Albert and Harold Steptoe argue over whether to buy a new TV or a car.

Starring Wilfrid Brambell as Albert and Harry H Corbett as Harold. With Jo Manning Wilson and William Bedle.

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

Written for TV and adapted for radio by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Produced by Bobby Jaye

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 2 in March 1972.


MON 08:30 England, Their England by AG MacDonell (m000xf01)
Episode 1

Leslie Phillips narrates AG MacDonell 's classic comedy first published in 1933, adapted in six parts by Bob Sinfield.

Young Donald Cameron retires injured from the Great War and finds himself with a commission - to write a book about the English and their curious habits.

Donald Cameron .... Sam Graham
Davies .... Shaun Prendergast
Ewan Cameron .... Peter Kelly
Gwladys .... Katy Odey
Miss Garrison .... Denise Coffey
Mr Ossory .... Christopher Benjamin

Director: Neil Cargill

A Splice of Life production for BBC Radio 2 first broadcast in September 1994.


MON 09:00 Quote... Unquote (b07x2s1y)
Cressida Cowell, Ruth Dudley Edwards, Helen Zaltzman & Michael Billington

The popular quotations quiz.

For forty years, Nigel Rees has been joined by writers, actors, musicians, scientists and various comedy types. Kenneth Williams, Judi Dench, PD James, Larry Adler, Ian KcKellen, Peter Cook, Kingsley Amis, Peter Ustinov... have all graced the Quote Unquote stage.

Join Nigel as he quizzes a host of guests on the origins of sayings and well-known quotes, and gets the panel to share their favourite anecdotes.

Children's author Cressida Cowell
Journalist, biographer and crime novelist Ruth Dudley Edwards
Podcaster, broadcaster and writer Helen Zaltzman
Autor and arts critic Michael Billington

Presenter ... Nigel Rees
Reader ... Sally Grace
Producer ... Carl Cooper
Production Co-ordinator ... George Pierpoint

This is a BBC Studios Production, first broadcast in October 2016.


MON 09:30 The Elephant Man (b04vf6rt)
Age Concern

With the big three-o looming, zookeeper Terry is desperate to recapture his youth.

Debbie Barham's eight-part sitcom about the life of an elephant zoo keeper.

CAST:

Terry Lyon .... Peter Serafinowicz
Leonard .... Chris Emmet
Adam .... Richard Pearce
Stephanie .... Joanna Monro

Producer: Richard Wilson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in October 1996.


MON 10:00 Ernest Hemingway - For Whom the Bell Tolls (b04l065l)
Episode 1

High in the pine forests of the Spanish Sierra, a young American volunteer prepares to blow up a vital bridge as part of a Republican offensive during the Spanish Civil War. There, in the mountains and surrounded by the enemy, he camps with a band of guerrillas tasked with helping him. But he soon makes a dangerous enemy within the camp and, despite his better judgement, is drawn to Maria, a young woman who has escaped Franco's rebels.

Narrator . . . . . Colin Stinton
Robert Jordan . . . . . Patrick Kennedy
Pablo . . . . . Ralph Ineson
Pilar . . . . . Melanie Kilburn
Maria . . . . . Leah Brotherhead
Anselmo . . . . . Michael Bertenshaw
Agustin . . . . . Paul Heath
Rafael . . . . . Shaun Mason
El Sordo . . . . . Ian Conningham
Primitivo . . . . . David Acton
Andres . . . . . Arthur Hughes
Fernando . . . . . Monty D'Inverno

By Ernest Hemingway
Adapted by Ed Hime

Director: Sasha Yevtushenko

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2014.


MON 11:00 TED Radio Hour (m000xf04)
Series 8

Meditations On Loneliness

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

Manoush Zomorodi explores an issue that existed long before Covid19 and social distancing: living with loneliness.

First broadcast in the USA on National Public Radio in 2020.


MON 11:50 Inheritance Tracks (m000xf06)
Deborah Meaden

Dragon's Den investor Deborah Meaden inherits ‘Smooth Sailing’ by The Temptations and passes on ‘Mercy Mercy Me’ by Marvin Gaye.


MON 12:00 Steptoe and Son (b007k1hd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 England, Their England by AG MacDonell (m000xf01)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 Geoffrey Household - Rogue Justice (b00h76wt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 Doctor Finlay: Adventures of a Black Bag (b0082j2t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b08ktxqq)
The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry

Episode 1

It’s 1893. Newly widowed, Cora Seaborne and her young son, Francis, leave London and head for Colchester. Cora plans to look for fossils but is intrigued to hear about the myth of the Essex Serpent.

Moving between Essex and London, myth and modernity, Cora's spirited search for the Essex Serpent encourages all around her to test their allegiance to faith or reason in an age of rapid scientific advancement.

At the same time, Sarah Perry’s novel explores the boundaries of love and friendship and the allegiances that we have to one another. The depth of feeling that the inhabitants of Aldwinter share are matched by their city counterparts as they strive to find the courage to express and understand their deepest desires, and strongest
fears.

Sarah Perry's award-winning novel set at the end of the 19th century and inspired by true events.

Abridged in ten episodes by Jeremy Osborne.

Read by Ruth Gemmell.

Producer: Rosalynd Ward

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in April 2017.


MON 14:15 44 Scotland Street (b08fdwfh)
Series 4

Episode 1

Edinburgh's Georgian New Town is the setting for the quirky tales and 'goings on' of Alexander McCall Smith's much loved characters that feature in his bestselling series of books, 44 Scotland Street.

Bertie Pollok, Edinburgh's most hot housed seven year-old receives a rare respite from his weekly Italian, yoga and psychotherapy sessions. Could it be that his ambitious mother Irene is otherwise engaged? There's also constitutional trouble brewing at the Association of Scottish Nudists, and café owner, Big Lou's romantic life is in danger of hitting a discordant note.

Someone is looking for a thorn-free zone, meanwhile Irene Pollok's creativity reaps rewards.

Angus Lordie/Glasgow Man ...... Crawford Logan
Domenica ...... Carol Ann Crawford
Big Lou/Glasgow woman ...... Anita Vettesse
Irene ...... Emma Currie
Bertie ...... Simon Kerr
Secretary ...... Richard Conlon
Torquil Maclean ...... James Bryce

Producer/director: David Ian Neville.
Written and dramatized by Alexander McCall Smith.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2017.


MON 14:30 James and the Giant Eagle (b010fc06)
Like most small boys James Aldred loved climbing trees and now he has grown up, he's still climbing trees; helping scientists and film crews up into the canopy. When he was invited to help a wildlife team film one of the world's largest eagles in Southern Brazil, it was an offer he couldn't refuse. But what happened next was a nerve-wracking and painful encounter with one of the world's most powerful birds. Harpy Eagles have a body length of over 3ft, a wingspan of over 6ft and weigh 10-12 pounds. Their hind talons can grow up to the size of grizzly bear claws, and are used to strike their prey; monkeys, sloths and possums, which they then carry aloft. When James was asked to climb a tree, to assist with moving a camera on an eagle's nest, he found out exactly why these birds have such an awesome reputation.

Harpy Eagles are found in tropical lowland forests from southeast Mexico to northern Argentina and southern Brazil. Their name is derived from the Harpies in Greek Mythology, which were ferocious winged creatures with sharp claws, a woman's face and a vulture's body.

Harpy Eagles are successful predators, owing primarily to their size and strength. They are also highly manoeuvrable fliers. They have excellent eyesight and good hearing, and are acutely observant and opportunistic birds. Taken together these attributes make for a highly impressive predator. Recordings made by James Aldred on location are combined with interviews with ornithologist Ian Newton and field biologist, Marta Curti (who has spent many years working with Harpy Eagles with The Peregrine Fund) in a programme which explores the behaviour and ecology of Harpy Eagles and what happens when a female tries to protect her young.

Producer Sarah Blunt

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2011.


MON 15:00 Ernest Hemingway - For Whom the Bell Tolls (b04l065l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 Quote... Unquote (b07x2s1y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 16:30 The Elephant Man (b04vf6rt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


MON 17:00 Tim FitzHigham: The Gambler (b041vcqw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 17:30 I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue (m000x501)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 18:00 Jenny Stephens - Project Raphael (b008p7wl)
Episode 1

British Intelligence, MI7 are working with agents from beyond the grave to gather secrets from the mysterious Nablovski Colony. Agent Raphael volunteers to be transferred, but no-one can contact him.

Enter local ghost-hunter Malcolm Holmes, and his friend Polly, would-be ace reporter.

First of a three-part sci-fi thriller by Jenny Stephens.

Starring Deborah McAndrew and Aneirin Hughes as Agents Finch and Evans, with Dan Hagley as Malcolm Holmes and Emily Chennery as Polly Williams. John Flitcroft is the revenant Raphael, with Sunny Ormonde as Holmes's mum.

Director: Peter Leslie Wild

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in 2008.


MON 18:30 A Good Read (b01k1nfb)
Constance Briscoe and Angela Saini

Harriett Gilbert and her guests - former barrister, Constance Briscoe and science journalist, Angela Saini - discuss favourite books by Jill Paton Walsh, Isaac Asimov and Muriel Spark.

Constance Briscoe's choice: 'Knowledge Of Angels' by Jill Paton Walsh
Publisher: Black Swan

Angela Saini's choice: 'Foundation' by Isaac Asimov
Publisher: Harper Collins

Harriett Gilbert's choice: 'Curriculum Vitae' by Muriel Spark
Publisher: Carcanet

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2012.


MON 19:00 Steptoe and Son (b007k1hd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 England, Their England by AG MacDonell (m000xf01)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 Geoffrey Household - Rogue Justice (b00h76wt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 Doctor Finlay: Adventures of a Black Bag (b0082j2t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 TED Radio Hour (m000xf04)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:50 Inheritance Tracks (m000xf06)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:50 today]


MON 22:00 I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue (m000x501)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 Tom Wrigglesworth's Hang-Ups (b06r81v3)
Series 3

The Animal Lovers

Mr and Mrs Wrigglesworth think about getting a pet while Tom plans a weekend getaway.

Series 3 of the sitcom where Tom Wrigglesworth phones home for his weekly check-in with his Mum, Dad and Gran, giving listeners a glimpse into his family background and the influences that have shaped his temperament, opinions and hang-ups.

Tom ...... Tom Wrigglesworth
Dad ...... Paul Copley
Mum ...... Kate Anthony
Granny ...... Elizabeth Bennett

Written by Tom Wrigglesworth and James Kettle with additional material by Miles Jupp

Producer: Richard Morris

A BBC Radio Comedy production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in December 2015.


MON 23:00 Dead Ringers (m000x7vk)
Series 21

Episode 3

There’s a surprising new role for Professor Chris Witty, and Liz Truss is on the verge of her best ever trade deal.

Performed by, Jon Culshaw, Lewis Macleod, Jan Ravens, and Duncan Wisbey.

The writers were: Nev Fountain & Tom Jamieson, Laurence Howarth, Ed Amsden & Tom Coles, James Bugg, Simon Alcock, Jane McCutcheon & Vivienne Riddoch, Sophie Dickson, & Nastassia Dhanraj.

Producer: Bill Dare
Production Coordinator: Sarah Sharpe
A BBC Studios Production for Radio 4.


MON 23:30 Hal (b08lgdpn)
Series 2

Teenagers

The second series of the sitcom with Hal Cruttenden finds the hapless house husband still trying to cope with his mid-life crisis and doubting his every move.

His wife Sam (Kerry Godliman) is still a highly successful business woman, his two daughters Lily and Molly continue to grow into teenagers and find their dad just a little annoying, his bitter and embittered sister Pippa (Abigail Cruttenden) has inconveniently decided to stay with Hal alongside her angry teenage son Oberon, racist neighbour Penny (Ronni Ancona) proves to be a major thorn in Hal's side and best mates Fergus (Ed Byrne) and Barry (Gavin Webster) hinder rather than help Hal's goal of finding himself.

In this first episode, eldest daughter Lily is about to introduce the family to her new hip boyfriend, Bazman, and Hal's need to re-kindle his own romantic past leads to unforeseen challenges. Hal's sister Pippa has also come to stay unexpectedly after her husband decided to experiment with his sexuality.

Written by Hal Cruttenden and Dominic Holland
Produced by Paul Russell

An Open Mike production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in April 2017.



TUESDAY 29 JUNE 2021

TUE 00:00 Jenny Stephens - Project Raphael (b008p7wl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 A Good Read (b01k1nfb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 Geoffrey Household - Rogue Justice (b00h76wt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 Doctor Finlay: Adventures of a Black Bag (b0082j2t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b08ktxqq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:15 44 Scotland Street (b08fdwfh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 James and the Giant Eagle (b010fc06)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 Ernest Hemingway - For Whom the Bell Tolls (b04l065l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 Quote... Unquote (b07x2s1y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:30 The Elephant Man (b04vf6rt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 Tim FitzHigham: The Gambler (b041vcqw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue (m000x501)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 Geoffrey Household - Rogue Justice (b00h8qlv)
2. Flight

Facing a perilous flight across occupied Europe, the aristocratic English hero must rely on his wits.

Read by Michael Jayston.

Geoffrey Household's sequel to his acclaimed British thriller 'Rogue Male' was published over 40 years later in 1982.

Abridged in five parts by Patricia Hannah.

Producer: David Jackson Young

Made for BBC 7 by BBC Scotland and first broadcast in February 2009.


TUE 06:30 Doctor Finlay: Adventures of a Black Bag (b0084rs7)
3. The Day Dandini Came to Town

Finlay finds that a touring Cinderella has more in common with La Traviata than a pantomime.

Sue Rodwell's six-part dramatisation of AJ Cronin's stories about the early years of the celebrated doctor.

Ready with his black bag, Dr Finlay sets out to remedy all manner of ailments suffered by his patients in the Scottish Highland town of Levenford.

Stars John Gordon Sinclair as Dr Finlay, Brian Pettifer as Dr Cameron, Katy Murphy as Janet, Beverley Klein as Lettie Le Brun, Shaun Scott as Samuels, David Bannerman as Doggy and David Tennant as Jackson.

Producer: Jeremy Howe

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.


TUE 07:00 55 and Over (b01nt3xm)
Episode 1

Ray and Jane's marriage is rocked by some very bad singing and late-life crises take hold.

Juliet Stevenson and Philip Jackson star in Peter Souter's comedy about love, sex and other foolhardy mistakes made by the modern 50-pluser.

Jane ..... Juliet Stevenson
Ray ..... Philip Jackson
Tony ..... Patrick Brennan
Heather ..... Liza Sadovy
Honey ..... Stephanie Racine
Sam ..... Adam Nagaitis

Peter Souter is a multi-award winning writer.

His Radio 4 play, Goldfish girl, received both a Sony and a Tinniswood award for Best Drama. He also wrote THAT'S Mine, This is Yours (picked as Play of the Week podcast), Puddle, and Stream River Sea. His ITV comedy series Married, Single, Other was internationally broadcast and received much media praise. He also wrote Deep & Crisp & Even a short film for Sky One starring Timothy Spall and Natascha McElhone.

Director: Helen Perry

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2012.


TUE 07:30 Ed Reardon's Week (m000x6bc)
Series 14

The Jethro Tree

Episode 3: The Jethro Tree

Ed revisits an old haunt when his daughter, Eli, asks him to join her and her fellow protestors at The Blackstone Oak, an ancient tree threatened by the HS2 network. Things take a complicated twist when Jaz turns up to shoot a promotional film for the development, Ed is approached to be the face of the film, and the lead protestor turns out not to be who she says she is.

Cast list ep 3
Ed Reardon………..Christopher Douglas
Eli………………………Lisa Coleman
Ping…………….……..Barunka O’Shaughnessy
Spike………………….Kathryn Drysdale
Jaz Milvain…….……Philip Jackson
Frank…………………Simon Greenall
Geoff/Cliff ………….Dan Tetsell
Bernice………………..Nicola Sanderson

Written by Andrew Nickolds and Christopher Douglas
Produced by Dawn Ellis
Production Co-ordinator: Cherlynn Andrew-Wilfred
Sound Recordist and Editor: David Thomas
A BBC Studios Production


TUE 08:00 The Goon Show (b00j5h2x)
Series 9

Ned's Atomic Dustbin

Number 10 is keen to secure a nuclear-free rubbish capability, but so is the Kremlin. Stars Harry Secombe. From January 1959.


TUE 08:30 Winston (b007s165)
Winston Comes to Town

Easy to Love

Old rogue Winston's new-found wealth goes to his head - but what's to be done about Father?

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.

Director: Shaun MacLoughlin.

First broadcast on BBC Radio in January 1990.


TUE 09:00 Dead Ringers (m000x7vk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:30 Millport (b008gh00)
Series 1

Ardour

The Minister reveals to Irene his secret yearning for Moira.

After the initial shock, she realises this unlikely romance could prove advantageous...

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

Irene ...... Lynn Ferguson
Moira/Agnes ...... Janet Brown
Alberto/Robert/Derek/Bob ...... Lewis McLeod
Ena/Bunty ...... Gabriel Quigley
Doogie ...... Matt Costello
Minister ...... Robert Paterson

Producer: Lucy Bacon

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2000.


TUE 10:00 Ernest Hemingway - For Whom the Bell Tolls (b04lpd9w)
Episode 2

High in the pine forests of the Spanish Sierra, Robert Jordan, a young American volunteer, camps with a band of guerrillas as they prepare to blow up a vital bridge as part of a Republican offensive during the Spanish Civil War. In the camp Robert Jordan has forged loyalties, made a dangerous enemy and fallen in love. He also has reason to fear that the enemy are aware of the offensive. But as the appointed hour approaches, it may be too late and he must face the inevitable.

Narrator . . . . . Colin Stinton
Robert Jordan . . . . . Patrick Kennedy
Pablo . . . . . Ralph Ineson
Pilar . . . . . Melanie Kilburn
Maria . . . . . Leah Brotherhead
Anselmo . . . . . Michael Bertenshaw
Agustin . . . . . Paul Heath
Rafael . . . . . Shaun Mason
El Sordo . . . . . Ian Conningham
Primitivo . . . . . David Acton
Andres . . . . . Arthur Hughes
Fernando . . . . . Monty D'Inverno

By Ernest Hemingway
Adapted by Ed Hime

Director: Sasha Yevtushenko

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2014.


TUE 11:00 Is That Machine On? (b0b3vv2q)
Stuart Maconie celebrates the golden age of the music press interview.

In the heyday of the printed music media between the mid-sixties and the early noughties, the music interview was many things - combative, intimate, confessional, unhinged, flirtatious, sometimes violent - but it was rarely dull. Still, it seems that long-gilded age of rock journalism is now over.

The days of extraordinary access, when a reporter might spend a week with a band on its tour bus or private plane, hanging out in their dressing rooms and hotel suites, are at an end. The music papers are gone. Earlier this year NME - the last inky survivor - went online only.

Stuart Maconie looks back at the lost world - those revealing encounters between journalist and musician. The programme features classic recorded archive interviews with Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, Bob Marley and Michael Jackson - as well as contributions from journalists Caitlin Moran, Barney Hoskyns, Allan Jones, Dawn Slough and others.

Presenter: Stuart Maconie
Producer: Jonathan Mayo
A TBI production

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2018.


TUE 12:00 The Goon Show (b00j5h2x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 Winston (b007s165)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 Geoffrey Household - Rogue Justice (b00h8qlv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 Doctor Finlay: Adventures of a Black Bag (b0084rs7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b08kv5fg)
The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry

Episode 2

Sarah Perry's award-winning novel, set at the end of the nineteenth century and inspired by true events.

Moving between Essex and London, myth and modernity, Cora Seaborne's spirited search for the Essex Serpent encourages all around her to test their allegiance to faith or reason in an age of rapid scientific advancement. At the same time, the novel explores the boundaries of love and friendship and the allegiances that we have to one another. The depth of feeling that the inhabitants of Aldwinter share are matched by their city counterparts as they strive to find the courage to express and understand their deepest desires, and strongest fears.

Rumours about the re-emergence of the Essex Serpent are circulating in the village of Aldwinter. Cora has an unexpected encounter with one of the villagers.

Sarah Perry was born in Essex in 1979. She has a PhD in creative writing at Royal Holloway which she completed under the supervision of Andrew Motion. She has been writer in residence at the Gladstone Library and is the winner of a Shiva Naipaul award for travel writing. Her first novel, After Me Comes The Flood won the East Anglian Book of the Year Award in 2014. The Essex Serpent was Waterstone's Book Of The Year in 2016 and was short-listed for the Costa Novel Award 2016. She lives in Norwich.

Writer: Sarah Perry
Abridger: Jeremy Osborne
Reader: Ruth Gemmell
Producer: Rosalynd Ward

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in April 2017.


TUE 14:15 44 Scotland Street (b08ffv2s)
Series 4

Episode 2

Edinburgh's Georgian New Town is the setting for the quirky tales and 'goings on' of Alexander McCall Smith's much loved characters that feature in his bestselling series of books, 44 Scotland Street.

Bertie Pollok, Edinburgh's most hot housed seven year-old receives a rare respite from his weekly Italian, yoga and psychotherapy sessions. Could it be that his ambitious mother Irene is otherwise engaged? There's also constitutional trouble brewing at the Scottish Association of Nudists, and café owner, Big Lou's romantic life is in danger of hitting a discordant note.

In this episode, young Bertie decides on drastic imaginative action to keep his psychotherapist happy.

Angus Lordie ...... Crawford Logan
Dr Fairbairn ...... Crawford Logan
Domenica ...... Carol Ann Crawford
Irene ...... Emma Currie
Bertie ...... Simon Kerr

Producer/director: David Ian Neville.
Written and dramatised by Alexander McCall Smith.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2017.


TUE 14:30 What We Leave We Carry: The Legacy of John la Rose (b00x95h6)
When John La Rose died in 2006 the poet Linton Kwesi Johnson wrote in his obituary, 'the depth and breadth of his contribution to the struggle for cultural and social change, for racial equality and social justice, for the humanisation of society, is unparalleled in the history of the black experience in Britain'. Hundreds crammed into his funeral.

In 1966 John La Rose founded New Beacon Books, at first selling Caribbean and African literature from his north London home, and then began publishing himself, becoming the first black publishing house in Britain. The shop and publishing house are still active today. In the early 1980s he organised - with others - the International Book Fair of Radical Black and Third World Books.

But his whole life was one of activism and political and cultural involvement. He was a trades unionist in Trinidad, and in the mid-1950s, he co-authored, with Raymond Quevedo (Atilla the Hun), an early study of calypso. With poets Andrew Salkey Kamau Brathwaite, he co-founded the Caribbean Artists Movement; he was chairman of the Institute of Race Relations; in response to the classification of some black children as 'educationally sub-normal' he became involved in the Black Education Movement and he founded the George Padmore Supplementary School for West Indian children in 1969. He was Chair of the committee that mobilised 20,000 people to march in protest through London after the arson attack in New Cross in 1981 in which 13 young black people died.

Poets, novelists, theologians, campaigners, sculptors and musicians - all gathered around the kitchen table of this erudite and generous man, liming and planning campaigns. Around that same table the actor and director Burt Caesar, who was himself influenced by John La Rose, joins his partner Sarah White and old friends Linton Kwesi Johnson, the poet and musician, Margaret Busby, founder of Britain's second black publishing house, the visiting Trinidadian scholar Susan Craig-James and Professor Gus John, who in Hackney in the 1980s, became the first black Director of Education in the country. They gather to tell his story, and consider the legacy of John La Rose.

Burt Caesar also visits the bookshop itself and the chambers of Ian MacDonald QC, who as a young lawyer allied himself with La Rose and his causes. He speaks to John's son Michael La Rose and the sculptor Errol Lloyd, who captured his intelligence and wit in bronze. Using BBC archive of John La Rose, calypso and dub poetry reggae associated with him, Burt tells the story of this remarkable man and how his influence lives on today.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2011.


TUE 15:00 Ernest Hemingway - For Whom the Bell Tolls (b04lpd9w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 The Museum of Curiosity (b08b7t22)
Series 10

Episode 3

Professor John Lloyd his curator Jo Brand welcome a fashion historian with a taste for nautical chic, Amber Butchart; a quizzer with a business head and 57 trillion entries in his address book, Jack Waley-Cohen; and a comedian who's as big Down Under as he is internationally, Jimeoin.

The Museum's guests investigate a failed cure for malaria that made the world go crazy for mauve; an inventive use of adverbs that will obsess inventive punsters; and a new unit of velocity for compressed curd.

Researched by Anne Miller of QI and Mike Turner.

The production coordinator was Sophie Richardson.

The producers were Richard Turner and James Harkin.

It was a BBC Studios Production.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2017.


TUE 16:30 Millport (b008gh00)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


TUE 17:00 55 and Over (b01nt3xm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 17:30 Ed Reardon's Week (m000x6bc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 18:00 Jenny Stephens - Project Raphael (b008p9wx)
2. Truths

As MI7 recruits Malcolm Holmes to contact Agent Raphael, some uncomfortable truths are uncovered. Stars Deborah McAndrew.


TUE 18:30 Soul Music (b01b9jp0)
Series 13

Baker Street

Baker Street is Gerry Rafferty's glorious and instantly recognisable hit.

It’s arguably the most popular track from his widely respected musical legacy. (Gerry sadly died aged just 63 in 2011)

His daughter Martha Rafferty recalls hearing him develop the melody in the attic of their Glasgow home. His inspiration for the lyrics came from a book by Colin Wilson about the sense of disconnection from the world that artists often feel.

Featuring:

Musician and founder member of Stealer's Wheel, Rab Noakes.
Singer-songwriter, Betsy Cook
Poet, Ian McMillan
Busker, Gavin Randle
Guitarist, Hugh Burns

Music featured:

An acoustic version of Baker Street is played especially for Soul Music by the Hugh Burns.

The original demo of Baker Street, on which Gerry Rafferty plays the famous sax solo on guitar.

Producer: Karen Gregor (whose first decision when starting work on this programme was to NOT mention the urban myth about Bob Holness and the saxophone riff!)

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2012


TUE 19:00 The Goon Show (b00j5h2x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 Winston (b007s165)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 Geoffrey Household - Rogue Justice (b00h8qlv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 Doctor Finlay: Adventures of a Black Bag (b0084rs7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 Is That Machine On? (b0b3vv2q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 22:00 Ed Reardon's Week (m000x6bc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 Listen Against (b008crj0)
Series 1

Episode 3

The show that prises the back off your radio, fiddles around with the programmes inside and then puts it all back together the wrong way round.

Alice Arnold and Jon Holmes take liberties with Laurie Taylor, BBC Radio 1Xtra and Melvyn Bragg

The brain-child of writer, comic and broadcaster Jon Holmes.

Producer: Bill Dare and Jon Holmes

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2007.


TUE 23:00 Liam Williams: Ladhood (b098nfgb)
Series 2

Episode 3

Comedian Liam Williams recounts his youthful misadventures in this autobiographical sitcom. Liam looks for love in all the wrong places as he tries to impress the ladies with some help from a sleazy pick-up manual.

Ladhood is written and performed by Liam Williams and starred.

Al Roberts
Emma Sidi
Freya Parker
Kieran Hodgson
Paul G Raymond
Sally Grace
Paul Copley

The Producer is Joe Nunnery
It is a BBC Studios Production.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2017.


TUE 23:30 Cliche (m000xcyb)
From 23/03/1981

From spray-on celeb faces to Village Idiot of the Year. Sketches galore with Rob Grant and Doug Naylor. From March 1981.



WEDNESDAY 30 JUNE 2021

WED 00:00 Jenny Stephens - Project Raphael (b008p9wx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 Soul Music (b01b9jp0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 Geoffrey Household - Rogue Justice (b00h8qlv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 Doctor Finlay: Adventures of a Black Bag (b0084rs7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b08kv5fg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday]


WED 02:15 44 Scotland Street (b08ffv2s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Tuesday]


WED 02:30 What We Leave We Carry: The Legacy of John la Rose (b00x95h6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 Ernest Hemingway - For Whom the Bell Tolls (b04lpd9w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 The Museum of Curiosity (b08b7t22)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:30 Millport (b008gh00)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 55 and Over (b01nt3xm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 Ed Reardon's Week (m000x6bc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 Geoffrey Household - Rogue Justice (b00h8x8g)
3. Interception

The aristocratic English hero is intercepted in his struggle to cross wartime enemy territory on horseback.

Read by Michael Jayston.

Geoffrey Household's sequel to his acclaimed British thriller 'Rogue Male' was published over 40 years later in 1982.

Abridged by Patricia Hannah.

Producer: David Jackson Young

Made for BBC 7 by BBC Scotland and first broadcast in February 2009.


WED 06:30 Doctor Finlay: Adventures of a Black Bag (b00874cp)
4. Wee Robertson

Finlay gets caught in the middle when a henpecked husband escapes his fussing wife by losing his memory...

Sue Rodwell's six-part dramatisation of AJ Cronin's stories about the early years of the celebrated doctor.

Ready with his black bag, Dr Finlay sets out to remedy all manner of ailments suffered by his patients in the Scottish Highland town of Levenford.

Stars John Gordon Sinclair as Dr Finlay, Brian Pettifer as Dr Cameron, David McKail as Robert Robertson, Phylis Logan as Sarah Robertson, Aline Mowat as the Landlady, Harry Ward as the Ticket Collector and David Tennant as Jackson.

Producer: Jeremy Howe

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.


WED 07:00 Hobby Bobbies (b04tlfs3)
Series 2

Blackmail

A little bit of murky police history comes back to haunt the Haling squad. Will the stench of corruption overpower the whiff of lager at the inter-force darts tournament?

Sitcom where Britain's longest serving PCSO -and Britain's laziest - make quite a pairing.

Written by Dave Lamb (the voice of Come Dine With Me) and starring Richie Webb (Horrible Histories), Nick Walker, Chris Emmett and Noddy Holder.

Geoff...............Richie Webb
Nigel...............Nick Walker
The Guv..........Sinead Keenan
Nina................Pooja Shah
Bernie.............Chris Emmett
Geoff's Dad.....Noddy Holder

Producer: Steve Doherty

A Top Dog production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in December 2014.


WED 07:30 Unite (m000x4ww)
Series 1

Russian Money

New sitcom series starring Radio 4 favourite Mark Steel (Mark Steel’s In Town, The News Quiz), Claire Skinner (Outnumbered), Elliot Steel and Ivo Graham.

When Tony (Mark Steel), a working class, left-wing South Londoner, falls in love and moves in with Imogen (Claire Skinner), an upper middle class property developer, their sons - disenfranchised Croydon rude boy Ashley (Elliot Steel) and Oxbridge-educated crypto currency king Gideon (Ivo Graham) - are forced to live under the same roof and behave like the brothers neither of them ever wanted.

In this episode, Ashley starts a job on a building site, Gideon becomes an activist, Imogen is closing in on a big deal, and Tony, desperate for a story to appease his publisher, decides to investigate a new housing development with possible links to Russian money.

Cast:
Tony - Mark Steel
Imogen - Claire Skinner
Ashley - Elliot Steel
Gideon - Ivo Graham
Rebecca - Ayesha Antoine
Mr Kropotkin/Mick - Simon Greenall
Christian/Derrick - Kevin Eldon
Eileen - Ruth Bratt
Alex - Susannah Fielding
Matthew - Milo McCabe
Shay - Barry Castagnola

Written by Barry Castagnola, Elliot Steel and Mark Steel (additional material from the cast and Sian Harries)
Executive Producer Marios Stylianides
Producer/Director Barry Castagnola
Sound Recordist and Editor Jerry Peal
Broadcast Assistant Sarah Tombling
Production Co-ordinator George O’Regan

A Golden Path and Rustle Up production for BBC Radio 4


WED 08:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007k1f3)
Series 2

The Chef that Died of Shame

The regular Hancock's cast play different characters - in the rise and fall saga of a pie-stall cook, Percy Higgins.

Starring Tony Hancock, Bill Kerr, Sidney James. Andree Melly and Kenneth Williams.

Announcer: Kenneth Williams

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music composed by Wally Stott. Recorded by the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinowitz.

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in May 1955.


WED 08:30 Big Jim and the Figaro Club (b008j030)
On the Line

Harold Perkins can't get a site phone, so his workmates get him a handset and more besides...

Six anarchic tales from those demob days “when we was going to build the new Jerusalem - you know, before the world turned lax and sour”.

Stars Norman Rossington as Big Jim, Roland Curram as Harold Perkins, Harold Goodwin as Old Ned, David John as Nimrod, Sylvester McCoy as Turps, David Beckett as Chick, Steven Harrold as Harry, Carol Hawkins as Miss James, Stephen Garlick as Plonker and Karen Ascoe as the Typist.

Narrated by Bernard Cribbins.

Written by Ted Walker.

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1987.


WED 09:00 The Motion Show (b00762c8)
Series 4

Episode 1

Graeme Garden chairs the debating game with Hugh Dennis, Arthur Smith, Gyles Brandreth and Henry Naylor. From May 2001.


WED 09:30 Snap (b00tzw0w)
Series 2

Episode 5

Doug is dating Kaz's PE teacher but just when the relationship gets a bit more intimate he begins to feel uncomfortable.

Grannie Annie and Ernie are hunky dory so that just leaves Kaz on her own. If Kaz is cool with that why isn't anyone else happy?

Paul Mendelson’s sitcom stars Rebecca Lacey as Molly, Paul Venables as Doug, Soumaya Keynes as Kaz, Jessie Sullivan as Ryan, Marlene Sidaway as Annie, Samantha Spiro as Dawn and Jonathan Tafler as Raymond.

Producer: David Ian Neville

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2004.


WED 10:00 James Hilton - Lost Horizon (b00tnrv2)
The Kidnapping

During May 1931, the revolutionary situation in Baskul worsened and Air Force machines arrived from Peshawar to evacuate the residents.

A few miscellaneous aircraft were also employed - among them one lent by the Maharajah of Chandapore. In this, four passengers embarked: Miss Roberta Brinklow, of the Eastern Mission; Henry D Barnard, a US citizen; Hugh Conway, HM Consul; and Captain Charles Mallinson, HM Vice-Consul.

Mysteriously none of them reached their destination.

James Hilton's novel about Shangri-La, the mystical lamasery hidden in the mountains of Tibet.

Three-part dramatisation by Barry Campbell.

Starring Derek Jacobi as Hugh Conway, Andrew Branch as Mallinson, Alan Tilvern as Barnard, Carol Marsh as Miss Brinklow, John Livesey as Rutherford, Sion Probert as Wyland, Alaric Cotter as Hilton, Gary Cady as Sanders, John Bull as the Doctor and Garard Green as Chang.

Pianist: Antony Miall

Producer: Graham Gauld

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1981.


WED 11:00 Dr Hannah Fry: Codebreaker (m000xf66)
1. Number Stations and Crosswords

As a mathematician, Dr Hannah Fry specialises in understanding patterns of human behaviour and nowhere does the human factor smash headlong into the reality of numbers than in the secretive world of code-breaking.

So she's delved into the BBC radio archive to present a fascinating selection of programmes all about codes, secrets and ciphers. Have a pen and paper handy, because she'll be presenting you with a code which you can try to crack at home.

On hand to help are two experts who between them have got numbers and words covered. Bobby Seagull is a maths teacher and author of ‘The Life-changing Magic of Numbers’ and Richard Rogan is the editor of The Times Cryptic Crossword. They'll share their insights into codes, and give their takes on a fascinating selection from the archive. Featuring:

‘The Lincolnshire Poacher’ [R4 2005] – a creepy delve into the world of cold war number stations presented by Simon Fanshawe

‘David Baddiel Tries to Understand… Cryptic Crosswords’ [R4 2015]

Producer: Kevin Core

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra and first broadcast in February 2020.


WED 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007k1f3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 Big Jim and the Figaro Club (b008j030)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 Geoffrey Household - Rogue Justice (b00h8x8g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 Doctor Finlay: Adventures of a Black Bag (b00874cp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b08kvpw3)
The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry

Episode 3

Sarah Perry's award-winning novel, set at the end of the nineteenth century and inspired by true events.

Moving between Essex and London, myth and modernity, Cora Seaborne's spirited search for the Essex Serpent encourages all around her to test their allegiance to faith or reason in an age of rapid scientific advancement. At the same time, the novel explores the boundaries of love and friendship and the allegiances that we have to one another. The depth of feeling that the inhabitants of Aldwinter share are matched by their city counterparts as they strive to find the courage to express and understand their deepest desires, and strongest fears.

Cora, her son Francis and her companion, Martha, visit the Essex village of Aldwinter. They are introduced to the local vicar, Will Ransome, and his delightful family.

Sarah Perry was born in Essex in 1979. She has a PhD in creative writing at Royal Holloway which she completed under the supervision of Andrew Motion. She has been writer in residence at the Gladstone Library and is the winner of a Shiva Naipaul award for travel writing. Her first novel, After Me Comes The Flood won the East Anglian Book of the Year Award in 2014. The Essex Serpent was Waterstone's Book Of The Year in 2016 and was short-listed for the Costa Novel Award 2016. She lives in Norwich.

Writer: Sarah Perry
Abridger: Jeremy Osborne
Reader: Ruth Gemmell
Producer: Rosalynd Ward

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in April 2017.


WED 14:15 44 Scotland Street (b08fgdqg)
Series 4

Episode 3

Edinburgh's Georgian New Town is the setting for the quirky tales and 'goings on' of Alexander McCall Smith's much loved characters that feature in his bestselling series of books, 44 Scotland Street.

Bertie Pollok, Edinburgh's most hot housed seven year-old receives a rare respite from his weekly Italian, yoga and psychotherapy sessions. Could it be that his ambitious mother Irene is otherwise engaged? There's also constitutional trouble brewing at the Scottish Association of Nudists, and café owner, Big Lou's romantic life is in danger of hitting a discordant note.

Unexpected travel and adventures are in store for Irene Pollok, while husband Stuart let's Bertie have a few treats.

Angus Lordie ...... Crawford Logan
Glasgow Man ...... Crawford Logan
Big Lou ...... Anita Vettesse
Stewardess ...... Anita Vettesse
Glasgow Woman ...... Anita Vettesse
Irene ...... Emma Currie
Stuart ...... David Jackson Young
Edinburgh Man ...... David Jackson Young
Bertie ...... Simon Kerr
Secretary ...... Richard Conlon
Mr Lawrence ...... Richard Conlon
Torquil Maclean ...... James Bryce
Hotel Clerk ...... James Bryce

Producer/director: David Ian Neville.
Written and dramatised by Alexander MacCall Smith.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2017.


WED 14:30 Venus in View (b03xgl3y)
Marking the centenary of the attack by the militant suffragette Mary Richardson on one of the greatest nudes ever painted, Diego Velázquez's masterpiece 'The Rokeby Venus', Mari Griffith examines Richardson's reasons for targeting the work, and looks at the way the event was reported at the time.

One of the finest works of the Spanish Golden Age and the only surviving nude by Velázquez, The Rokeby Venus was painted during the Spanish Inquisition, escaped censorship, was brought to Britain, and was the first artwork to be saved for the nation by the National Art Collections Fund in 1906. In what became one of the most famous and symbolic acts of 20th century iconoclasm, on March 10th, 1914, the painting was badly damaged by Mary Richardson in the National Gallery in London. In a statement she said that she had "tried to destroy the picture of the most beautiful woman in mythological history as a protest against the Government for destroying Mrs. Pankhurst, who is the most beautiful character in modern history". Emmeline Pankhurst was in Holloway Prison at the time and with suffragettes including Richardson herself being subjected to force-feeding in prison, humiliation, intimidation and violence, Richardson said she was attempting to point to the hypocrisy of a society which would value an inert object over a human life. She gained little sympathy from the broader public, and received a mawling from the Press. She also varied her statements over time on the subject. Her autobiography of 1953 sets out her version of events and her reasons for attacking the painting, but it appears that that book doesn't tell the whole story. By the time of a BBC archive interview recorded in 1961, the year of her death, her reasons given include "I hate women being used cheaply as nudes. I'd seen men gloating over that picture". She also mentions in the interview that the judge sentencing her was almost in tears at only being able to give her 6 months in jail.

Art historian Mari Griffith has lectured on the Rokeby Venus, and to find out more about the story behind Mary Richardson's attack on the painting, she talks to Lynda Nead, author of 'The Female Nude', on how the 1914 attack was interpreted at the time, the outrage caused by it, and the way the incident has come to symbolize the perception of feminist attitudes towards the female nude. Mari studies the restored work in the National Gallery with the curator of Italian and Spanish paintings, Letizia Treves, and discusses its historical signficance and continuing influence. Photographer Tom Hunter talks about his reinterpretation of the painting in his Hackney-based series 'Living in Hell', and the wide-ranging responses the painting still elicits. In the press coverage of the incident in 1914 Richardson was nicknamed 'Slasher Mary' by the press, and the painting likened to a human victim. Venus is hailed as a paragon of female beauty: she is young, fertile and passive. Richardson embodies the opposite form of femininity – the militant suffragist, pathologized, deemed hysterical, a deviant, even. A century on, how does history judge her?

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2014.


WED 15:00 James Hilton - Lost Horizon (b00tnrv2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 The Motion Show (b00762c8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


WED 16:30 Snap (b00tzw0w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


WED 17:00 Hobby Bobbies (b04tlfs3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 17:30 Unite (m000x4ww)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 18:00 Jenny Stephens - Project Raphael (b008pc2y)
3. Alarms

Malcolm and Polly set alarms ringing at Scarpendale, and the Laughing Dog secrets are finally revealed. Stars Deborah McAndrew.


WED 18:30 Short Cuts (m0007qzc)
Series 20

Keeping Faith

Looking for a miracle and searching for divine love - Josie Long presents short documentaries about keeping faith.

Recitation
Featuring Madinah Javed
Produced by Alia Cassam

Crab Babygrow
Featuring Sarah Mouracade
Produced by Andrea Rangecroft

Divine Love
Produced by Sook-Yin Lee

Production Team: Andrea Rangecroft and Alia Cassam
Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall

A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in August 2019.


WED 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007k1f3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 Big Jim and the Figaro Club (b008j030)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 Geoffrey Household - Rogue Justice (b00h8x8g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 Doctor Finlay: Adventures of a Black Bag (b00874cp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 Dr Hannah Fry: Codebreaker (m000xf66)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 22:00 Unite (m000x4ww)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 Isy Suttie's Love Letters (b01s8cp3)
Series 2

George and Louise

Isy Suttie recounts the tale of George and Louise, set against the backdrop of the Matlock Ceilidh over Christmas and New Year 2014.

Sony Award Winning series, recounting a series of love stories affecting people she's known throughout her life, told partly through song.

Sometimes Isy has merely observed other people's love lives; quite often she's intervened, changing the action dramatically - for better or worse. Intertwined within these stories are related real life anecdotes from Isy's own, often disastrous, love life.

With her multi-character and vocal skills, and accompanied by her guitar, Isy creates a hilarious and deeply moving world, sharing with us her lessons in life and love.

"A voice you want to swim in" The Independent

Producer: Lyndsay Fenner

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2014.


WED 23:00 Radio Active (b008x3tl)
Series 4

The Breakfast Show

Radio Active's Breakfast Show is broadcast simultaneously on TV with a whole host of celebrity interviews, an agony aunt and live music.

What could possibly go wrong?

Radio Active is the one and only local national radio station.

Starring Helen Atkinson-Wood, Angus Deayton, Geoffrey Perkins, Philip Pope and Michael Fenton-Stevens.

Music by Philip Pope and Steve Brown.

Written by Angus Deayton, Geoffrey Perkins and Jon Canter.

Producer: Jamie Rix

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1984.


WED 23:30 Vent (b01glrp7)
Series 3

The Stand-In

Ben vows to do something alone but buying an envelope at the post office is not that easy.

Nigel Smith’s dark sitcom about a man in a coma, travelling through the distinctly odd landscape of his own unconscious mind.

CAST:

Ben .... Neil Pearson
Mary .... Fiona Allen
Mum .... Josie Lawrence
Blitz .... Leslie Ash
Nurse .... Jo Martin
Derek .... Stephen Frost
Marley .... Spencer Brown
Bea .... Scarlett Milburn-Smith
Mr Shah .... Bruce Alexander

Director: Nigel Smith
Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2009.



THURSDAY 01 JULY 2021

THU 00:00 Jenny Stephens - Project Raphael (b008pc2y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 Short Cuts (m0007qzc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 Geoffrey Household - Rogue Justice (b00h8x8g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 Doctor Finlay: Adventures of a Black Bag (b00874cp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b08kvpw3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:15 44 Scotland Street (b08fgdqg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 Venus in View (b03xgl3y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 James Hilton - Lost Horizon (b00tnrv2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 The Motion Show (b00762c8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:30 Snap (b00tzw0w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 Hobby Bobbies (b04tlfs3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 Unite (m000x4ww)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 Geoffrey Household - Rogue Justice (b00h91l2)
4. Trouble

The aristocratic English hero makes it to Romania, but trouble is in store on the way to Istanbul.

Read by Michael Jayston.

Geoffrey Household's sequel to his acclaimed British thriller 'Rogue Male' was published over 40 years later in 1982.

Abridged by Patricia Hannah.

Producer: David Jackson Young

Made for BBC 7 by BBC Scotland and first broadcast in February 2009.


THU 06:30 Doctor Finlay: Adventures of a Black Bag (b0089bws)
5. The Wife of a Hero

There's an outbreak of cup fever on the eve of Levenford United's semi-final against Glasgow Rangers, but Dr Finlay must cope with more serious sickness.

Sue Rodwell's six-part dramatisation of AJ Cronin's stories about the early years of the celebrated doctor.

Ready with his black bag, Dr Finlay sets out to remedy all manner of ailments suffered by his patients in the Scottish Highland town of Levenford.

Stars John Gordon Sinclair as Dr Finlay, Brian Pettifer as Dr Cameron, Katy Murphy as Janet, Irvine Allan as Ned Sutherland, Annie George as Jenny Sutherland, David McKail as Paxton, Sharon Small as Nurse Angus and Roddy Forsyth as the Match Commentator.

Producer: Jeremy Howe

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.


THU 07:00 Lemn Sissay's Origin Stories (b07x20c1)
2. Mutatis Mutandis

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 4with 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.

2. MUTATIS MUTANDIS

In this second episode, Lemn looks at the children at Charles Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters, otherwise known as The X-Men Academy; specifically, Rogue and Wolverine, whose dark and tragic origins lie long before either of them reached the School. But there, Xavier - Professor X - sought to teach the children how to control their powers and make the most of them. Lemn's experiences in children's homes in Wigan was not the same. What difference would it have made it it had been?

Lemn also talks to comedian and care leaver Sophie Willan, who spent most of her childhood in foster care and assisted accommodation. What superpowers did she discover she had, removed from the security of family?

Written and performed by ... Lemn Sissay
Guest ... Sophie Willan
Producer ... Ed Morrish

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


THU 07:30 Sarah Kendall: Talking Story (m000x6w9)
Sharon Horgan

Sarah Kendall started her career as a stand-up comedian in the late 90’s in Australia. After 15 years performing stand-up comedy in comedy clubs and at festivals around the world, Sarah moved away from the more traditional joke telling aspect of the job and transitioned into storytelling.

Sarah wanted to create something on stage that felt like the sort of films she loved to watch, so she wrote an hour-long show that was one single story as opposed to a series of jokes and routines. She reimagined her teenage years as though they had been directed by John Hughes, giving her memories a full, cinematic makeover.

She found, in telling these personal stories, that she was connecting with her audience in a way that was more meaningful to her and in a way that she wasn’t able to with the jokes and routines in her previous shows. What is it about stories that brings people together. How do we use stories to make sense of life?

In this series, Sarah will be talking to three different storytellers about what ‘story’ means to them and about how they developed their own style of storytelling in their respective mediums.

In this episode, Sarah talks to writer and director Sharon Horgan about finding the perfect writing partner, how her writing reflects her life and a disastrous audition with Ricky Gervais.

Sarah’s live storytelling shows have been adapted for BBC Radio 4 and have formed two seasons of her series - ‘Sarah Kendall: Australian Trilogy’. The show went on to win numerous awards including the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain Award. Since then, Sarah has gone on to write and star in the award winning and BAFTA nominated sitcom ‘Frayed’.

Presenter - Sarah Kendall
Guest - Sharon Horgan
Producer - Carl Cooper

This is a BBC Studios production


THU 08:00 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b011tzml)
Series 7

Episode 11

A complete guide to London - and Professor Prune's Time Trousers materialise in gangster-ridden Chicago.

Starring Tim Brooke-Taylor, John Cleese, Graeme Garden, David Hatch, Jo Kendall and Bill Oddie.

Sketches written by Graeme Garden 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 Bill Oddie, Liam Cohen and Dave Lee.

Producer: David Hatch/Peter Titheradge

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 2 in March 1969.


THU 08:30 The 27-Year Itch (b0b4f8ll)
A Pill a Day Keeps the Doctor at Work

Dorothy seeks out medical help when Edward becomes unbearable.

Dorothy and Edward Atkinson are Sidcup's premier warring couple with a marriage to challenge even the most determined of counsellors.

Barry Pilton's marital mayhem sitcom.

CAST:

Edward …. Hugh Paddick
Dorothy …. Betty Marsden
with Alison Steadman and Richard Pearson

After notching up multiple BBC radio series together of 'Beyond Our Ken' and 'Round The Horne' - most memorably as ageing juvenile Binkie Huckaback and Dame Celia Molestrangler - Hugh and Betty were reunited on-air, almost a decade later in 'The 27 Year Itch'.

Producer: Geoffrey Perkins

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1979.


THU 09:00 Who Goes There? (b0076bdv)
Series 6

Episode 6

Martin Young presents the biographical quiz show.

Team captains Francis Wheen and Fred Housego are joined by broadcaster and magician, Geoffrey Durham and writer Jenny Colgan.

Producer: Elizabeth Freestone

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2002.


THU 09:30 An Actor's Life for Me (b007s5v1)
Series 1

Not Suitable for Parents

Robert lands a part in the adult drama 'Strap Up Your Jocks'. Sue's parents would definitely not approve. What a pity they arrive on the doorstep.

John Gordon Sinclair stars in Paul Mayhew-Archer's sitcom.

Robert Wilson ..... John Gordon Sinclair
Desmond Shaw ..... Gary Waldhorn
Sue ..... Caroline Quentin

With:
Marcia Warren
David Ryall
Sally Grace
Paul B Davies

Producer: Paul Spencer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in February 1989.


THU 10:00 James Hilton - Lost Horizon (b00tp809)
Shangri-La

Hugh Conway and the others are stranded in the Tibetan wilderness, but a man named Chang comes to their aid. Stars Derek Jacobi.


THU 11:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b08nsl7x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


THU 11:45 Multi Story Shorts (m000xdp7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]


THU 12:00 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b011tzml)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 The 27-Year Itch (b0b4f8ll)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 Geoffrey Household - Rogue Justice (b00h91l2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 Doctor Finlay: Adventures of a Black Bag (b0089bws)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b08ky4lb)
The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry

Episode 4

Sarah Perry's award-winning novel, set at the end of the nineteenth century and inspired by true events.

Moving between Essex and London, myth and modernity, Cora Seaborne's spirited search for the Essex Serpent encourages all around her to test their allegiance to faith or reason in an age of rapid scientific advancement. At the same time, the novel explores the boundaries of love and friendship and the allegiances that we have to one another. The depth of feeling that the inhabitants of Aldwinter share are matched by their city counterparts as they strive to find the courage to express and understand their deepest desires, and strongest fears.

Will tries to dissuade his congregation from their belief in the existence of the Essex Serpent. Cora and her family move to Aldwinter where Cora's friendship with Will deepens.

Sarah Perry was born in Essex in 1979. She has a PhD in creative writing at Royal Holloway which she completed under the supervision of Andrew Motion. She has been writer in residence at the Gladstone Library and is the winner of a Shiva Naipaul award for travel writing. Her first novel, After Me Comes The Flood won the East Anglian Book of the Year Award in 2014. The Essex Serpent was Waterstone's Book Of The Year in 2016 and was short-listed for the Costa Novel Award 2016. She lives in Norwich.

Writer: Sarah Perry
Abridger: Jeremy Osborne
Reader: Ruth Gemmell
Producer: Rosalynd Ward

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in April 2017.


THU 14:15 44 Scotland Street (b08fgxyd)
Series 4

Episode 4

Edinburgh's Georgian New Town is the setting for the quirky tales and 'goings on' of Alexander McCall Smith's much loved characters that feature in his bestselling series of books, 44 Scotland Street.
Bertie Pollok, Edinburgh's most hot housed seven year-old receives a rare respite from his weekly Italian, yoga and psychotherapy sessions. Could it be that his ambitious mother Irene is otherwise engaged? There's also constitutional trouble brewing at the Scottish Association of Nudists, and café owner, Big Lou's romantic life is in danger of hitting a discordant note.

Bertie's fishing trip becomes more of an adventure when fog descends on the Pentland Hills.

Angus Lordie ...... Crawford Logan
Domenica ...... Carol Ann Crawford
Stuart ...... David Jackson Young
Bertie ...... Simon Kerr
Fiona ...... Anita Vettesse
Mr Lawrence ...... Richard Conlon
Andy ...... Daniel Aitken

Producer/director: David Ian Neville.
Written and dramatised by Alexander McCall Smith.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2017.


THU 14:30 Smile (b01jg73p)
Historian and author Kate Williams goes in search of the modern winning smile.

The wide and toothy smile is all around us and used in many different and persuasive ways, from the delight of meeting up with friends, beautiful people beaming down from billboards persuading us to buy their product, to politicians vying to win our votes, the broad and confident smile is very much at the centre of communication in today's society. However this hasn't always the case, with open mouthed smiling deemed a sign of madness and undignified.

We discover the impact of dentistry and films on our changing relationship with our smiles, the role gender and culture play, why most of us hate smiling in photographs and Jenni Murray explains why she would never broadcast without one.

Producer: Andrea Kidd

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2012.


THU 15:00 James Hilton - Lost Horizon (b00tp809)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 Who Goes There? (b0076bdv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


THU 16:30 An Actor's Life for Me (b007s5v1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


THU 17:00 Lemn Sissay's Origin Stories (b07x20c1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 17:30 Sarah Kendall: Talking Story (m000x6w9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 18:00 Jenny Stephens - Project Archangel (b00wlrcp)
1. Visitor

In episode one of the latest ghost spy thriller by Jenny Stephens, reluctant hero Malcolm Holmes receives a visit from an unwanted customer at the health food shop. It looks like Malcolm is about to become involved in a dangerous international venture, whether he likes it or not!

Malcolm . . . . . Dan Hagley
Polly . . . . . Emily Chennery
Moira . . . . . Sunny Ormonde
Winston . . . . . Delroy Brown
Victor . . . . . Christian Rodska
Mike . . . . . Richard Derrington
Raphael . . . . . John Flitcroft

Produced and directed by Peter Leslie Wild.

Notes

We first met Malcolm Holmes in "Project Raphael", when MI7, based at Brownfields on the remote Yorkshire Moors, put his ghost seeing skills to powerful use. Brownfields were locked in a struggle with the mysterious Nablovski Colony, who were employing the tactic of using ghosts as secret agents. In this new adventure, Project Archangel, Malcolm meets a ghost he knew only too well when he was alive.

Malcolm, his mum Moira, local journalist Polly and ghost agent Raphael all return from the first series for this new adventure which takes our heroes to a secret location under the streets of Moscow.

First broadcast on Radio 4 Extra in 2010.


THU 18:30 Great Lives (b087qjzg)
Series 41

Akram Khan on Srinivasa Ramanujan

In 1914, a self-taught Mathematics student called Ramanujan left India for Trinity College Cambridge where, alongside the celebrated English mathematician GH Hardy, he completed some extraordinary work on Pi and prime numbers. What was even more extraordinary was that he couldn't prove a lot of his work, and attributed many of his theories to a higher power.

For the renowned UK choreographer Akram Khan, there is a beauty in patterns and maths, and he sees Ramanujan's genius as a clash between Eastern and Western cultures. Together with presenter Matthew Parris, he explores the mathematician's life. Guest Professor Robin Wilson, who once visited Ramanujan's home, takes them through some of the maths, and explains why you'll never look at the number 1729 in the same way again.

Producer: Toby Field.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2017.


THU 19:00 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b011tzml)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 The 27-Year Itch (b0b4f8ll)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 Geoffrey Household - Rogue Justice (b00h91l2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 Doctor Finlay: Adventures of a Black Bag (b0089bws)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b08nsl7x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


THU 21:45 Multi Story Shorts (m000xdp7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]


THU 22:00 Sarah Kendall: Talking Story (m000x6w9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 Political Animals (b01m5nt0)
Series 1

Sybil

Sybil, Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office 2007 to 2008, reflects on her troubled life with Gordon and Alistair.

Series of scurrilous talks given by well-known, if unreliable, Downing Street cats, who relate their trials and tribulations under four different Prime Ministers.

Starring Tracy Wiles.

Written by Tony Bagley.

Director: Marc Beeby

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2012.


THU 22:45 Guy Browning's Small Talk (b0076d5r)
Series 1

How to Poach an Egg

"Eggs are no different from most people. Drop them into hot water and they go to pieces".

Some surreal food for thought.

Written by and starring Guy Browning.

Producer: Jonquil Panting

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2003.


THU 23:00 The In Crowd (b06h87lz)
Series 4

Episode 6

Naming children and computer dating. Manchester sketch show with Kate Ward, Smug Roberts and Robin Ince. From July 2004.


THU 23:30 Absolute Power (b007zmrm)
Series 3

Episode 4

Martin has a sporting challenge, but can Charles save a disgraced minister?

A swipe at the cults of celebrity and spin, Absolute Power centres around the PR agency, Prentiss McCabe, a company set up by a couple of ex-BBC, long-term staffers. The partners spin news stories to benefit their invariably loathsome clients.

CAST:

Charles Prentiss …. Stephen Fry
Martin McCabe …. John Bird
Sir Archibald Sullivan …. Tony Gardner
Clive …. Tom George
Sandy …. Siobhan Hayes
Johannes Pollard …. Chris Pavlo
Maurice …. David Timson
with Beth Chalmers

Written by Mark Tavener

Producer: Dawn Ellis

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2002.



FRIDAY 02 JULY 2021

FRI 00:00 Jenny Stephens - Project Archangel (b00wlrcp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 Great Lives (b087qjzg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 Geoffrey Household - Rogue Justice (b00h91l2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 Doctor Finlay: Adventures of a Black Bag (b0089bws)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b08ky4lb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:15 44 Scotland Street (b08fgxyd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 Smile (b01jg73p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 James Hilton - Lost Horizon (b00tp809)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 Who Goes There? (b0076bdv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:30 An Actor's Life for Me (b007s5v1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 Lemn Sissay's Origin Stories (b07x20c1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 Sarah Kendall: Talking Story (m000x6w9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 Geoffrey Household - Rogue Justice (b00h9t28)
5. Vengeance

Fuelled by unremitting vengeance, the aristocratic English hero's personal war with the Third Reich finally comes to an end.

Concluded by Michael Jayston.

Geoffrey Household's sequel to his acclaimed British thriller Rogue Male was published over 40 years later in 1982.

Abridged in five parts by Patricia Hannah.

Producer: David Jackson Young

Made for BBC 7 by BBC Scotland and first broadcast in February 2009.


FRI 06:30 Doctor Finlay: Adventures of a Black Bag (b0089kwf)
6. The Sisters Scobie

Finlay rashly decides he can cure both the crabby cohabiting Scobie sisters of flu and the fact that they haven't talked to each other for 15 years...

Sue Rodwell's six-part dramatisation of AJ Cronin's stories about the early years of the celebrated doctor who was popularised on television in the 1960s.

Ready with his black bag, Dr Finlay sets out to remedy all manner of ailments suffered by his patients in the Scottish Highland town of Levenford.

Stars John Gordon Sinclair as Dr Finlay, Brian Pettifer as Dr Cameron, Katy Murphy as Janet, Jennifer Piercey as Beth Scobie, Muriel Barker as Annabelle Scobie, Sharon Small as Nurse Peggy Angus and Gordon Reid as John Angus.

Producer: Jeremy Howe

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.


FRI 07:00 Fags, Mags and Bags (b0bgrs9n)
Series 8

Ladychase

Series 8 of more shop based shenanigans and over the counter philosophy, courtesy of Ramesh Mahju and his trusty sidekick Dave. Written by and starring Donald Mcleary and Sanjeev Kohli.

Set in a Scots-Asian corner shop, the award winning Fags, Mags and Bags sees a return of all the shop regular characters, and some guest appearances along the way, from the likes of Moray Hunter, Lorraine McIntosh & Mina Amwar.

In this episode, the local Provost for Lenzie - played by Moray Hunter - needs help to raise funds to create a tourist attraction for the town.

Join the staff of Fags, Mags and Bags in their tireless quest to bring nice-price custard creams and cans of coke with Arabic writing on them to an ungrateful nation. Ramesh Mahju has built it up over the course of over 30 years and is a firmly entrenched, friendly presence in the local area. He is joined by his shop sidekick, Dave.

Then of course there are Ramesh's sons Sanjay and Alok, both surly and not particularly keen on the old school approach to shopkeeping, but natural successors to the business. Ramesh is keen to pass all his worldly wisdom onto them - whether they like it or not!

Cast:
Ramesh..............Sanjeev Kohli
Dave....................Donald Mcleary
Sanjay.................Omar Raza
Alok.....................Susheel Kumar
Malcolm............Mina Anwar
Provost..............Moray Hunter
Lovely Sue........Julie Wilson Nimmo
Hilly.....................Marj Hogarth
Mrs Armstrong.........Maureen Carr

Producer: Gus Beattie for Gusman Productions.
A Comedy Unit production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in September 2018.


FRI 07:30 Hennikay (m000xdt7)
Bill Bailey stars in this brand new comedy special about a middle aged man who, after 45 years, and for reasons quite unknown to him, suddenly meets up with his imaginary childhood friend, Hennikay.

It's the biggest day in his career and he is on the brink of closing the biggest deal in the history of Maidstone but, when Guy Starling strides into his office at Solutify Technology, a software house that develops games for grown-ups to waste their time playing on their phones, he is confronted with an 11 year old boy playing keepy-uppies.

And to make matters worse, no one else can see or hear him. Because he is Hennikay, Guy’s imaginary friend from his lonely childhood.

Neither of them know why he is there after all these years but he refuses to leave and, even though he sees the world through the naïve eyes of a child from 1976, Hennikay might just be there to help his oldest (and only) friend in the world save the day and close the deal.

Acclaimed comedian (and reigning Strictly Come Dancing Champion) Bill Bailey leads a cast which includes Sanjeev Bhaskar and Elizabeth Carling in this warm, funny look at childhood, adulthood and some of the follies of modern life - where a man with a confused child in his head might just be the sanest man in the room.

Cast:
Guy – Bill Bailey
Tony – Sanjeev Bhaskar
Marika – Elizabeth Carling
Kallie – Anna Leong Brophy
Don – John Schwab
Hennikay – Max Pattison

Written by David Spicer
Producer: Liz Anstee

A CPL production for BBC Radio 4


FRI 08:00 Dad's Army (b007mdr8)
Series 1

Room at the Bottom

Shock news for Captain Mainwaring sparks an upheaval in the Home Guard platoon.

Six years after legendary sitcom Dad's Army started on BBC TV, these specially adapted radio versions began recording with the original cast.

Starring Arthur Lowe as Captain Mainwaring, John Le Mesurier as Sergeant Wilson, Clive Dunn as Corporal Jones, Arnold Ridley as Private Godfrey, John Laurie as Private Fraser, John Ringham as Captain Turner and Jack Watson as the Sergeant. With John Snagge as the announcer.

Adapted from Jimmy Perry and David Croft's original BBC TV scripts by Michael Knowles and Harold Snoad.

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 4 in May 1974.


FRI 08:30 Second Holmes (b015frk0)
2. The Case of the Maltese Pearls

The grandsons of Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson probe the mysterious theft of a necklace.

Six light-hearted adventures involving the grandsons of Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson written by Grant Eustace.

CAST:

Stamford Homes …. Peter Egan
Dr Watson …. Jeremy Nicholas
Charles Mapleton …. Alex Jennings
Jane Mapleton …. Kathryn Hurlbutt
Neville Clarke …. Edward Cast
Katrin …. Wendy Murray

Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1983.


FRI 09:00 Counterpoint (b00snrk0)
Series 24

2010 Final

Paul Gambaccini hosts the 2010 Final of the wide-ranging music quiz.

Today's three competitors have won both heats and semi-finals for the chance to be named the 24th annual Counterpoint champion. As always, the questions come from every period and genre of music, from the classics to the musical stage, folk, jazz and the pop charts.

Producer Paul Bajoria

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2010.


FRI 09:30 To the Manor Born (b007k4dj)
What's in a Name?

Hard-up Audrey needs a secret job - but what on earth is she qualified to do?

Starring Penelope Keith as Audrey fforbes-Hamilton.

Keith Barron ..... Richard DeVere
Angela Thorne ..... Marjory Frobisher
Nicholas McArdle ..... Brabinger
Margery Withers ..... Mrs Polouvicka
Frank Middlemass ..... Ned

The tale of lady of the manor Audrey fforbes-Hamilton, forced to sell her beloved Grantleigh Estate when her husband's death leaves her financially strapped. With butler Brabinger in tow, they've decamped to the tiny Old Lodge cottage.

From this vantage point, Audrey keeps a close and disapproving eye on the estate's new owner, the nouveau-riche Richard DeVere, a wholesale foods magnate of Czech descent.

First piloted on radio and then whisked off to TV before it ever appeared, finally arrived home in 1997.

Adapted from his TV scripts by Peter Spence.
Producer: Jane Berthoud

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in January 1997.


FRI 10:00 James Hilton - Lost Horizon (b00tp95x)
The Inheritance

Hugh Conway's old acquaintances try to discover if there's any truth behind his Shangri-La adventure. Stars Derek Jacobi.


FRI 11:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m000xfp0)
Chocolate

Natalie Haynes and Moy McGowan savour some chocolate podcasts. They discover how music can alter the taste of chocolate… and why the humble midge plays a vital part in the growing the bean that becomes your favourite bar! And they hear from Dame Cacao herself, the podcaster Max Gandy who is dedicated to crafting a sustainable and delicious world by changing the way we eat & understand chocolate.


FRI 12:00 Dad's Army (b007mdr8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 Second Holmes (b015frk0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 Geoffrey Household - Rogue Justice (b00h9t28)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 Doctor Finlay: Adventures of a Black Bag (b0089kwf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b08kylx4)
The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry

Episode 5

Sarah Perry's award-winning novel, set at the end of the nineteenth century and inspired by true events.

Moving between Essex and London, myth and modernity, Cora Seaborne's spirited search for the Essex Serpent encourages all around her to test their allegiance to faith or reason in an age of rapid scientific advancement. At the same time, the novel explores the boundaries of love and friendship and the allegiances that we have to one another. The depth of feeling that the inhabitants of Aldwinter share are matched by their city counterparts as they strive to find the courage to express and understand their deepest desires, and strongest fears.

Episode Five
Cora is invited to give a talk to Joanna Ransome's class in Aldwinter school, which has unforeseen consequences for the girls.

Sarah Perry was born in Essex in 1979. She has a PhD in creative writing at Royal Holloway which she completed under the supervision of Andrew Motion. She has been writer in residence at the Gladstone Library and is the winner of a Shiva Naipaul award for travel writing. Her first novel, After Me Comes The Flood won the East Anglian Book of the Year Award in 2014. The Essex Serpent was Waterstone's Book Of The Year in 2016 and was short-listed for the Costa Novel Award 2016. She lives in Norwich.

Writer: Sarah Perry
Abridger: Jeremy Osborne
Reader: Ruth Gemmell
Producer: Rosalynd Ward

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in April 2017.


FRI 14:15 44 Scotland Street (b08fhsjb)
Series 4

Episode 5

Edinburgh's Georgian New Town is the setting for the quirky tales and 'goings on' of Alexander McCall Smith's much loved characters that feature in his bestselling series of books, 44 Scotland Street.

Bertie Pollok, Edinburgh's most hot housed seven year-old receives a rare respite from his weekly Italian, yoga and psychotherapy sessions. Could it be that his ambitious mother Irene is otherwise engaged? There's also constitutional trouble brewing at the Scottish Association of Nudists, and café owner, Big Lou's romantic life is in danger of hitting a discordant note.

Irene, at last, returns home bearing gifts, and Angus finds himself giving diplomatic advice.

Angus Lordie ...... Crawford Logan
Domenica ...... Carol Ann Crawford
Irene ...... Emma Currie
Stuart ...... David Jackson Young
Bertie ...... Simon Kerr
Secretary ...... Richard Conlon
Torquil MacLean ...... James Bryce

Producer/director: David Ian Neville.
Written and dramatised by Alexander McCall Smith.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2017.


FRI 14:30 The Louis Zamperini Story (b04n67xj)
A documentary, featuring Angelina Jolie, exploring the extraordinary life of Louis Zamperini, an archetypal American hero, in war and peace.

Angelina Jolie shares some very personal insight in to the important role that the American war hero has played in her life. She talks openly about her deep respect for Louis with historian Dr Uta Balbier, who tells his compelling story.

Louis Zamperini broke an American sporting record when he was 19, qualifying to run the 5,000 metres in the 1936 Berlin Olympics - the youngest athlete to ever represent his country. He didn't win, but still became a household name - a sports hero, who gained notoriety for stealing Hitler's flag from his Berlin HQ as a memento.

A few years later, the nation was at war and Zamperini joined the US Air Force, trained as a bombardier and was posted to the Pacific theatre, where he crewed on a B-24 bomber. His plane crashed in April 1942 and he was one of three survivors who spent 47 days drifting on a raft before being captured by the Japanese. He was interned in a prisoner of war camp where he endured 2 and a half years of regular brutal punishment.

Once he was released, Louis Zamperini became a born again Christian and devoted his life to redemption – travelling to Japan to track down each guard who abused him and personally forgiving them.

For the next 60 years, Zamperini devoted his life to teaching the importance of forgiveness and he became a popular and successful public speaker.

Angelina Jolie explains why Louis was so influential and how he provided her with a sense of purpose in her own private and professional life.

Produced by Des Shaw
A Ten Alps production

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2014.


FRI 15:00 James Hilton - Lost Horizon (b00tp95x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 Counterpoint (b00snrk0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


FRI 16:30 To the Manor Born (b007k4dj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


FRI 17:00 Fags, Mags and Bags (b0bgrs9n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 17:30 Hennikay (m000xdt7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 18:00 Jenny Stephens - Project Archangel (b00wmp8p)
2. Moscow

In Episode Two of the latest ghost-spy thriller by Jenny Stephens, Malcolm and Polly go on an unexpected journey under the streets of Moscow - and Malcolm meets the ghost of someone he once knew very well.

Malcolm . . . . . Dan Hagley
Polly . . . . . Emily Chennery
Moira . . . . . Sunny Ormonde
Winston . . . . . Delroy Brown
Victor . . . . . Christian Rodska
Mike . . . . . Richard Derrington

Produced and directed by Peter Leslie Wild

Notes

We first met Malcolm Holmes in Project Raphael, when MI7, based at Brownfields on the remote Yorkshire moors, put his ghost seeing skills to powerful use. Brownfields were locked in a struggle with the mysterious Nablovski Colony, who were employing the tactic of using ghosts as secret agents. In this new adventure, Project Archangel, Malcom meets a ghost he knew only too well when he was alive.

First broadcast on Radio 4 Extra in 2010.


FRI 18:30 Off the Page (b00t0fzl)
Working Mums

Provocative and thoughtful writing and discussion, presented by Dominic Arkwright. This week Arabella Weir, the late Deborah Orr and Oliver James join Dominic in the studio to debate their experiences of coping with the demands of motherhood and paid employment.

Produced by Beatrice Fenton

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2010.


FRI 19:00 Dad's Army (b007mdr8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 Second Holmes (b015frk0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 Geoffrey Household - Rogue Justice (b00h9t28)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 Doctor Finlay: Adventures of a Black Bag (b0089kwf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m000xfp0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 22:00 Hennikay (m000xdt7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 Seekers (b05y13tx)
Series 2

I Kissed A Bear, and I Liked It

Stuart needs to bond with Vanessa's parents, and Joe and Terry raise an egg.

Matthew Horne, Daniel Mays, Tony Way and Zahra Ahmadi star in Steve Burge's sitcom set in a jobcentre

Stuart ------ Matthew Horne
Joseph ------ Daniel Mays
Terry ----- Tony Way
Nicola ------ Zahra Ahmadi
Vanessa ----- Natalie Walter
Gary Probert ----- Steve Oram

Producer: Victoria Lloyd

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2015.


FRI 23:00 Sounding Off with McGough (b007k4cn)
3. The Meaning of Life

Roger McGough's poetic reflections on 'the meaning of life'

With the accompaniment of long-time musical collaborator Andy Roberts.

Recorded at the Bath Festival.

Producer: Sara Davies

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2000.


FRI 23:15 The Shuttleworths (b01mxrc7)
Series 4

A Moving Story

Just as John Shuttleworth's son Darren moves out, his sole agent Ken comes knocking.

Written and performed by Graham Fellows

Producer: Dawn Ellis

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2003.


FRI 23:30 Richard Herring's Objective (b0174gl1)
Series 2

The Wheelchair

'The Wheelchair' is the representative symbol of disability on access signs.

In his series on objects, Richard asks whether there is equal access? He wonders if it is still the case that we see the disability rather than the person.

With Emma Kennedy and special guest, comedian Francesca Martinez.

Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2011.




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

44 Scotland Street 14:15 MON (b08fdwfh)

44 Scotland Street 02:15 TUE (b08fdwfh)

44 Scotland Street 14:15 TUE (b08ffv2s)

44 Scotland Street 02:15 WED (b08ffv2s)

44 Scotland Street 14:15 WED (b08fgdqg)

44 Scotland Street 02:15 THU (b08fgdqg)

44 Scotland Street 14:15 THU (b08fgxyd)

44 Scotland Street 02:15 FRI (b08fgxyd)

44 Scotland Street 14:15 FRI (b08fhsjb)

55 and Over 07:00 TUE (b01nt3xm)

55 and Over 17:00 TUE (b01nt3xm)

55 and Over 05:00 WED (b01nt3xm)

A Death in the Family by Karl Ove Knausgaard (Omnibus) 13:00 SUN (b088ss81)

A Death in the Family by Karl Ove Knausgaard (Omnibus) 01:00 MON (b088ss81)

A Good Read 18:30 MON (b01k1nfb)

A Good Read 00:30 TUE (b01k1nfb)

Absolute Power 23:30 THU (b007zmrm)

Al Smith - Culture 18:00 SUN (m000xdpd)

Al Smith - Culture 00:00 MON (m000xdpd)

An Actor's Life for Me 09:30 SUN (b007rh7q)

An Actor's Life for Me 09:30 THU (b007s5v1)

An Actor's Life for Me 16:30 THU (b007s5v1)

An Actor's Life for Me 04:30 FRI (b007s5v1)

Archive on 4 13:00 SAT (b07mvd5z)

Archive on 4 01:00 SUN (b07mvd5z)

Big Jim and the Figaro Club 08:30 WED (b008j030)

Big Jim and the Figaro Club 12:30 WED (b008j030)

Big Jim and the Figaro Club 19:30 WED (b008j030)

Black Eyed Girls by Katie Hims (Omnibus) 07:20 SUN (b096nnxz)

Black Eyed Girls by Katie Hims 02:15 SAT (b095tkgv)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 MON (b08ktxqq)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 TUE (b08ktxqq)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 TUE (b08kv5fg)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 WED (b08kv5fg)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 WED (b08kvpw3)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 THU (b08kvpw3)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 THU (b08ky4lb)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 FRI (b08ky4lb)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 FRI (b08kylx4)

Brian Appleton's History of Rock 'n' Roll 15:15 SAT (b00fw5m7)

Brian Appleton's History of Rock 'n' Roll 03:15 SUN (b00fw5m7)

Cerys Matthews's Blue Horizon 15:30 SUN (b01jqjl7)

Cerys Matthews's Blue Horizon 03:30 MON (b01jqjl7)

Cliche 14:30 SAT (m000x684)

Cliche 02:30 SUN (m000x684)

Cliche 23:30 TUE (m000xcyb)

Counterpoint 04:00 SAT (b00slqvx)

Counterpoint 09:00 FRI (b00snrk0)

Counterpoint 16:00 FRI (b00snrk0)

Dad's Army 08:00 FRI (b007mdr8)

Dad's Army 12:00 FRI (b007mdr8)

Dad's Army 19:00 FRI (b007mdr8)

Dead Ringers 23:00 MON (m000x7vk)

Dead Ringers 09:00 TUE (m000x7vk)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:00 SUN (b08nsl7x)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:00 SUN (b08nsl7x)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 11:00 THU (b08nsl7x)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:00 THU (b08nsl7x)

Doctor Finlay: Adventures of a Black Bag 01:30 SAT (b0081w49)

Doctor Finlay: Adventures of a Black Bag 06:30 MON (b0082j2t)

Doctor Finlay: Adventures of a Black Bag 13:30 MON (b0082j2t)

Doctor Finlay: Adventures of a Black Bag 20:30 MON (b0082j2t)

Doctor Finlay: Adventures of a Black Bag 01:30 TUE (b0082j2t)

Doctor Finlay: Adventures of a Black Bag 06:30 TUE (b0084rs7)

Doctor Finlay: Adventures of a Black Bag 13:30 TUE (b0084rs7)

Doctor Finlay: Adventures of a Black Bag 20:30 TUE (b0084rs7)

Doctor Finlay: Adventures of a Black Bag 01:30 WED (b0084rs7)

Doctor Finlay: Adventures of a Black Bag 06:30 WED (b00874cp)

Doctor Finlay: Adventures of a Black Bag 13:30 WED (b00874cp)

Doctor Finlay: Adventures of a Black Bag 20:30 WED (b00874cp)

Doctor Finlay: Adventures of a Black Bag 01:30 THU (b00874cp)

Doctor Finlay: Adventures of a Black Bag 06:30 THU (b0089bws)

Doctor Finlay: Adventures of a Black Bag 13:30 THU (b0089bws)

Doctor Finlay: Adventures of a Black Bag 20:30 THU (b0089bws)

Doctor Finlay: Adventures of a Black Bag 01:30 FRI (b0089bws)

Doctor Finlay: Adventures of a Black Bag 06:30 FRI (b0089kwf)

Doctor Finlay: Adventures of a Black Bag 13:30 FRI (b0089kwf)

Doctor Finlay: Adventures of a Black Bag 20:30 FRI (b0089kwf)

Dr Hannah Fry: Codebreaker 11:00 WED (m000xf66)

Dr Hannah Fry: Codebreaker 21:00 WED (m000xf66)

Drama 06:00 SAT (b09hnwhy)

Drama 16:00 SAT (b09hnwhy)

Drama 04:00 SUN (b09hnwhy)

Ed Reardon's Week 07:30 TUE (m000x6bc)

Ed Reardon's Week 17:30 TUE (m000x6bc)

Ed Reardon's Week 22:00 TUE (m000x6bc)

Ed Reardon's Week 05:30 WED (m000x6bc)

Elvenquest 22:30 SAT (b016vn8f)

England, Their England by AG MacDonell 08:30 MON (m000xf01)

England, Their England by AG MacDonell 12:30 MON (m000xf01)

England, Their England by AG MacDonell 19:30 MON (m000xf01)

Ernest Hemingway - For Whom the Bell Tolls 10:00 MON (b04l065l)

Ernest Hemingway - For Whom the Bell Tolls 15:00 MON (b04l065l)

Ernest Hemingway - For Whom the Bell Tolls 03:00 TUE (b04l065l)

Ernest Hemingway - For Whom the Bell Tolls 10:00 TUE (b04lpd9w)

Ernest Hemingway - For Whom the Bell Tolls 15:00 TUE (b04lpd9w)

Ernest Hemingway - For Whom the Bell Tolls 03:00 WED (b04lpd9w)

Fags, Mags and Bags 05:00 SAT (b0bgg1q1)

Fags, Mags and Bags 07:00 FRI (b0bgrs9n)

Fags, Mags and Bags 17:00 FRI (b0bgrs9n)

Father Brown Stories 01:00 SAT (b00yb1z9)

Geoffrey Household - Rogue Justice 06:00 MON (b00h76wt)

Geoffrey Household - Rogue Justice 13:00 MON (b00h76wt)

Geoffrey Household - Rogue Justice 20:00 MON (b00h76wt)

Geoffrey Household - Rogue Justice 01:00 TUE (b00h76wt)

Geoffrey Household - Rogue Justice 06:00 TUE (b00h8qlv)

Geoffrey Household - Rogue Justice 13:00 TUE (b00h8qlv)

Geoffrey Household - Rogue Justice 20:00 TUE (b00h8qlv)

Geoffrey Household - Rogue Justice 01:00 WED (b00h8qlv)

Geoffrey Household - Rogue Justice 06:00 WED (b00h8x8g)

Geoffrey Household - Rogue Justice 13:00 WED (b00h8x8g)

Geoffrey Household - Rogue Justice 20:00 WED (b00h8x8g)

Geoffrey Household - Rogue Justice 01:00 THU (b00h8x8g)

Geoffrey Household - Rogue Justice 06:00 THU (b00h91l2)

Geoffrey Household - Rogue Justice 13:00 THU (b00h91l2)

Geoffrey Household - Rogue Justice 20:00 THU (b00h91l2)

Geoffrey Household - Rogue Justice 01:00 FRI (b00h91l2)

Geoffrey Household - Rogue Justice 06:00 FRI (b00h9t28)

Geoffrey Household - Rogue Justice 13:00 FRI (b00h9t28)

Geoffrey Household - Rogue Justice 20:00 FRI (b00h9t28)

Great Lives 07:30 SAT (b086s76k)

Great Lives 17:30 SAT (b086s76k)

Great Lives 05:30 SUN (b086s76k)

Great Lives 18:30 THU (b087qjzg)

Great Lives 00:30 FRI (b087qjzg)

Gus Murdoch's Sacred Cows 23:15 SUN (b00fn9hk)

Guy Browning's Small Talk 22:45 THU (b0076d5r)

Hal 23:30 MON (b08lgdpn)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:00 WED (b007k1f3)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:00 WED (b007k1f3)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:00 WED (b007k1f3)

Helen Keen's It Is Rocket Science 23:00 SUN (b00zt22n)

Hennikay 07:30 FRI (m000xdt7)

Hennikay 17:30 FRI (m000xdt7)

Hennikay 22:00 FRI (m000xdt7)

Hobby Bobbies 07:00 WED (b04tlfs3)

Hobby Bobbies 17:00 WED (b04tlfs3)

Hobby Bobbies 05:00 THU (b04tlfs3)

I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue 07:30 MON (m000x501)

I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue 17:30 MON (m000x501)

I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue 22:00 MON (m000x501)

I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue 05:30 TUE (m000x501)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 08:00 THU (b011tzml)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 12:00 THU (b011tzml)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 19:00 THU (b011tzml)

Inheritance Tracks 07:10 SUN (b06myxjt)

Inheritance Tracks 14:10 SUN (b0755t89)

Inheritance Tracks 02:10 MON (b0755t89)

Inheritance Tracks 11:50 MON (m000xf06)

Inheritance Tracks 21:50 MON (m000xf06)

Inspector Resnick 03:00 SAT (b043x39r)

Is That Machine On? 11:00 TUE (b0b3vv2q)

Is That Machine On? 21:00 TUE (b0b3vv2q)

Isy Suttie's Love Letters 22:30 WED (b01s8cp3)

James Follett - Earthsearch 00:00 SAT (b00cfzsp)

James Hilton - Lost Horizon 10:00 WED (b00tnrv2)

James Hilton - Lost Horizon 15:00 WED (b00tnrv2)

James Hilton - Lost Horizon 03:00 THU (b00tnrv2)

James Hilton - Lost Horizon 10:00 THU (b00tp809)

James Hilton - Lost Horizon 15:00 THU (b00tp809)

James Hilton - Lost Horizon 03:00 FRI (b00tp809)

James Hilton - Lost Horizon 10:00 FRI (b00tp95x)

James Hilton - Lost Horizon 15:00 FRI (b00tp95x)

James and the Giant Eagle 14:30 MON (b010fc06)

James and the Giant Eagle 02:30 TUE (b010fc06)

Jenny Stephens - Project Archangel 18:00 THU (b00wlrcp)

Jenny Stephens - Project Archangel 00:00 FRI (b00wlrcp)

Jenny Stephens - Project Archangel 18:00 FRI (b00wmp8p)

Jenny Stephens - Project Raphael 18:00 MON (b008p7wl)

Jenny Stephens - Project Raphael 00:00 TUE (b008p7wl)

Jenny Stephens - Project Raphael 18:00 TUE (b008p9wx)

Jenny Stephens - Project Raphael 00:00 WED (b008p9wx)

Jenny Stephens - Project Raphael 18:00 WED (b008pc2y)

Jenny Stephens - Project Raphael 00:00 THU (b008pc2y)

Katherine Parker - The One Before The Last 16:00 SUN (m0005p08)

Katherine Parker - The One Before The Last 20:00 SUN (m0005p08)

Katherine Parker - The One Before The Last 04:00 MON (m0005p08)

Lemn Sissay's Origin Stories 12:00 SAT (b07wpf5q)

Lemn Sissay's Origin Stories 07:00 THU (b07x20c1)

Lemn Sissay's Origin Stories 17:00 THU (b07x20c1)

Lemn Sissay's Origin Stories 05:00 FRI (b07x20c1)

Liam Williams: Ladhood 23:00 TUE (b098nfgb)

Listen Against 22:30 TUE (b008crj0)

Masala FM 23:30 SUN (b007x0c9)

Melissa Murray - The Steal (Omnibus) 14:20 SUN (b0bbn6gm)

Melissa Murray - The Steal (Omnibus) 02:20 MON (b0bbn6gm)

Mike Walker - 2025 18:00 SAT (b00j0hbm)

Mike Walker - 2025 00:00 SUN (b00j0hbm)

Millport 09:30 TUE (b008gh00)

Millport 16:30 TUE (b008gh00)

Millport 04:30 WED (b008gh00)

Multi Story Shorts 10:45 SUN (m000xdp7)

Multi Story Shorts 21:45 SUN (m000xdp7)

Multi Story Shorts 11:45 THU (m000xdp7)

Multi Story Shorts 21:45 THU (m000xdp7)

Off the Page 00:30 SAT (b00sxkv2)

Off the Page 18:30 FRI (b00t0fzl)

Podcast Radio Hour 11:00 FRI (m000xfp0)

Podcast Radio Hour 21:00 FRI (m000xfp0)

Poetry Extra 12:00 SUN (m000xdpb)

Poetry Extra 17:00 SUN (m000xdpb)

Poetry Extra 05:00 MON (m000xdpb)

Political Animals 15:00 SAT (b01m179f)

Political Animals 03:00 SUN (b01m179f)

Political Animals 22:30 THU (b01m5nt0)

Quote... Unquote 09:00 MON (b07x2s1y)

Quote... Unquote 16:00 MON (b07x2s1y)

Quote... Unquote 04:00 TUE (b07x2s1y)

Radio Active 23:00 WED (b008x3tl)

Richard Herring's Objective 23:30 FRI (b0174gl1)

Rik Mayall on Radio 09:00 SAT (m0001pl7)

Rik Mayall on Radio 19:00 SAT (m0001pl7)

Roald Dahl: Served with a Twist 18:45 SUN (b07j40wr)

Roald Dahl: Served with a Twist 00:45 MON (b07j40wr)

Sarah Kendall: Talking Story 07:30 THU (m000x6w9)

Sarah Kendall: Talking Story 17:30 THU (m000x6w9)

Sarah Kendall: Talking Story 22:00 THU (m000x6w9)

Sarah Kendall: Talking Story 05:30 FRI (m000x6w9)

Second Holmes 08:30 FRI (b015frk0)

Second Holmes 12:30 FRI (b015frk0)

Second Holmes 19:30 FRI (b015frk0)

Seekers 22:30 FRI (b05y13tx)

Short Cuts 18:30 WED (m0007qzc)

Short Cuts 00:30 THU (m0007qzc)

Smile 14:30 THU (b01jg73p)

Smile 02:30 FRI (b01jg73p)

Snap 08:30 SAT (b00tvql2)

Snap 09:30 WED (b00tzw0w)

Snap 16:30 WED (b00tzw0w)

Snap 04:30 THU (b00tzw0w)

Sneakernomics 11:00 SUN (p09fy35c)

Sneakernomics 19:00 SUN (p09fy35c)

Soul Music 18:30 TUE (b01b9jp0)

Soul Music 00:30 WED (b01b9jp0)

Sounding Off with McGough 23:00 FRI (b007k4cn)

Start/Stop 12:30 SUN (b07lhk6p)

Start/Stop 17:30 SUN (b07lhk6p)

Start/Stop 22:00 SUN (b07lhk6p)

Start/Stop 05:30 MON (b07lhk6p)

Steptoe and Son 08:00 MON (b007k1hd)

Steptoe and Son 12:00 MON (b007k1hd)

Steptoe and Son 19:00 MON (b007k1hd)

TED Radio Hour 11:00 MON (m000xf04)

TED Radio Hour 21:00 MON (m000xf04)

The 27-Year Itch 08:30 THU (b0b4f8ll)

The 27-Year Itch 12:30 THU (b0b4f8ll)

The 27-Year Itch 19:30 THU (b0b4f8ll)

The Arthur Haynes Show 09:00 SUN (m0008ppy)

The Confessional 05:30 SAT (m000x60b)

The Elephant Man 09:30 MON (b04vf6rt)

The Elephant Man 16:30 MON (b04vf6rt)

The Elephant Man 04:30 TUE (b04vf6rt)

The Goon Show 12:30 SAT (b00j1c4f)

The Goon Show 08:00 TUE (b00j5h2x)

The Goon Show 12:00 TUE (b00j5h2x)

The Goon Show 19:00 TUE (b00j5h2x)

The In Crowd 23:00 THU (b06h87lz)

The Jason Byrne Show 15:30 SAT (b01phj38)

The Jason Byrne Show 03:30 SUN (b01phj38)

The Louis Zamperini Story 14:30 FRI (b04n67xj)

The Mark Steel Lecture 23:30 SAT (b007jlw6)

The Mel and Sue Thing 22:30 SUN (b00769y0)

The Motion Show 09:00 WED (b00762c8)

The Motion Show 16:00 WED (b00762c8)

The Motion Show 04:00 THU (b00762c8)

The Museum of Curiosity 16:00 TUE (b08b7t22)

The Museum of Curiosity 04:00 WED (b08b7t22)

The Shuttleworths 23:15 FRI (b01mxrc7)

The Skivers 14:00 SAT (b007jpsp)

The Skivers 23:00 SAT (b007tcph)

The Skivers 02:00 SUN (b007jpsp)

Tim FitzHigham: The Gambler 07:00 MON (b041vcqw)

Tim FitzHigham: The Gambler 17:00 MON (b041vcqw)

Tim FitzHigham: The Gambler 05:00 TUE (b041vcqw)

To the Manor Born 04:30 SAT (b007k45h)

To the Manor Born 09:30 FRI (b007k4dj)

To the Manor Born 16:30 FRI (b007k4dj)

Tom Wrigglesworth's Hang-Ups 22:30 MON (b06r81v3)

Unite 07:30 WED (m000x4ww)

Unite 17:30 WED (m000x4ww)

Unite 22:00 WED (m000x4ww)

Unite 05:30 THU (m000x4ww)

Vent 23:30 WED (b01glrp7)

Venus in View 14:30 WED (b03xgl3y)

Venus in View 02:30 THU (b03xgl3y)

Warpaint: The Story Of Camouflage 02:30 SAT (b00768wm)

We're in Business 08:30 SUN (b07s3jlm)

Welcome to Wherever You Are 22:00 SAT (b09jgkll)

What We Leave We Carry: The Legacy of John la Rose 14:30 TUE (b00x95h6)

What We Leave We Carry: The Legacy of John la Rose 02:30 WED (b00x95h6)

Whispers 08:00 SAT (b007k3jf)

Who Goes There? 09:00 THU (b0076bdv)

Who Goes There? 16:00 THU (b0076bdv)

Who Goes There? 04:00 FRI (b0076bdv)

Winston 08:30 TUE (b007s165)

Winston 12:30 TUE (b007s165)

Winston 19:30 TUE (b007s165)

Wish Lanterns by Alec Ash (Omnibus) 06:00 SUN (b07qfyng)

Wish Lanterns by Alec Ash 02:00 SAT (b07q3ct6)