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SATURDAY 03 JULY 2021

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

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.

Stars Dan Hagley.

Sci-fi spy thriller by Jenny Stephens - the sequel to Project Raphael.

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

Director: Peter Leslie Wild

First broadcast on Radio 4 Extra in December 2010.


SAT 00:30 Off the Page (b00t0fzl)
Working Mums

Provocative and thoughtful writing and discussion, presented by Dominic Arkwright.

Arabella Weir, Deborah Orr and Oliver James join Dominic in the studio to debate their experiences of coping with the demands of motherhood and paid employment.

Producer: Beatrice Fenton

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2010.


SAT 01:00 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 by Patricia Hannah.

Producer: David Jackson Young

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


SAT 01:30 Doctor Finlay (b0089kwf)
Adventures of a Black Bag

6. The Sisters Scobie

Doctor 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...

Starring John Gordon Sinclair.

AJ Cronin's stories about the early years of the celebrated doctor.

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

Dramatised by Sue Rodwell.

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

Producer: Jeremy Howe

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2001.


SAT 02:00 The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry (b08kylx4)
Episode 5

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

Sarah Perry's award-winning novel set at the end of the 19th 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.

Abridged by Jeremy Osborne.

Read by Ruth Gemmell.

Producer: Rosalynd Ward

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


SAT 02:15 44 Scotland Street (b08fhsjb)
Series 4

Episode 5

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

Quirky tales and 'goings on' in Edinburgh's Georgian New Town.

Featuring Alexander McCall Smith's much-loved characters from his bestselling series of books.

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

Director: David Ian Neville.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2017.


SAT 02:30 The Louis Zamperini Story (b04n67xj)
Angelina Jolie explores the extraordinary life of Louis Zamperini, an archetypal American hero, in war and peace.

The American actress 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 shraes his compelling story.

Louis Zamperini broke an American sporting record aged 19, qualifying to run the 5,000 metres in the 1936 Berlin Olympics - the youngest athlete to ever represent the USA. 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 over 2 years of regular brutal punishment.

Once released, Louis 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.

Producer: Des Shaw

A Ten Alps production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in November 2014.


SAT 03:00 James Hilton - Lost Horizon (b00tp95x)
3. The Inheritance

That four people should be kidnapped in India and flown over a thousand miles to the lamasery of Shangri-La was incredible enough.

But then Hugh Conway discovered during an audience with the High Lama that he was conversing with a man who was 250 years old.

Stars Derek Jacobi.

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

Dramatisatised by Barry Campbell.

Hugh Conway ...... Derek Jacobi
Mallinson ...... Andrew Branch
Barnard ...... Alan Tilvern
Miss Brinklow ...... Carol Marsh
Chang ...... Garard Green
Hilton ...... Alaric Cotter
High Lama ...... Alan Wheatley
Lo-Tsen ...... Pik-Sen Lim
Rutherford ...... John Livesey
American ...... Crawford Logan
Doctor ...... John Bull

Pianist: Antony Miall

Producer: Graham Gauld

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1981.


SAT 04:00 Counterpoint (b00snrk0)
Series 24

2010 Final

Paul Gambaccini hosts the final of 2010’s search to find the nation's musical mastermind.

The three competitors have won both heats and semi-finals as they battle to be named the 24th annual Counterpoint champion.

As always, 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.


SAT 04:30 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 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.

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

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

Producer: Jane Berthoud

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in January 1997.


SAT 05:00 Fags, Mags and Bags (b0bgrs9n)
Series 8

Ladychase

The local Provost for Lenzie needs help to raise funds to create a tourist attraction for the town.

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
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.


SAT 05:30 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


SAT 06:00 Giles Cooper - The Return of General Forefinger (m000xktw)
The story of the eccentric widow of a 19th-centry empire builder.

Her mission in life is to bring home to Ireland every statue of her husband, regardless of location or cost.

Starring Muriel Pavlow and Nigel Stock.

A comedy of motives by Giles Cooper.

Binnie .... Muriel Pavlow
Augusta Forefinger ....Mary O'Farrell
George F Brady ....Nigel Stock
Quentin Ashmold ....Peter Howell
Linda ....Elizabeth Proud
Spine-Pad ....Norman Wynne
Macnab ....Roger Snowdon
Moti ....David Spenser
Clancy .....Robert Mooney
Tim .....Kenneth Dight

Producer: Michael Bakewell

First broadcast on the BBC Third Programme (Network Three) in July 1961.


SAT 07:25 Leonard Rossiter - In a Nutshell (b00sj95g)
Double Cross Benchers

"United we stand, Divided we throw a tantrum".

Politics - and the shock of party loyalty - divulged by Leonard Rossiter.

Barry Pilton's mercurial musings.

Producer: Louise Purslow

First broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in September 1981.


SAT 07:30 Great Lives (b087qjzg)
Series 41

Akram Khan on Srinivasa Ramanujan

In 1914, a self-taught Mathematics student named Ramanujan left India for Trinity College Cambridge.

Here, 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 January 2017.


SAT 08:00 The Motion Show (b00762c8)
Series 4

Episode 1

Debates galore from getting old – to whether the Devil has the best tunes?

Graeme Garden chairs the quirky battle of words and wit.

With Hugh Dennis, Arthur Smith, Gyles Brandreth and Henry Naylor.

Producer: Helen Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2001.


SAT 08:30 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 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 The Meow Show With Ed Reardon and Elgar (b0868bq0)
The 12-year-olds at Radio 4 Extra thought it would be a wheeze to hire Ed Reardon for a three-hour showcase of programmes about cats from the BBC radio archives, on the condition that his feline companion Elgar joins him as co-presenter.

And so Radio's favourite curmudgeon bundles Elgar into his basket and hops on the train from Berkhamsted to London's Broadcasting House. Between complaints about the paucity of hospitality (apart from a luxury pouch for puss) Ed and Elgar paw through the cat back catalogue to discover some kitty treats.

* In Spoken Cat Sian Phillips meets the people learning cat language so that they can communicate with their moggies.

* Dawn French reads The Cat Lover by Lynne Truss.

* Beryl Reid reveals how the Post Office put pussycats on the payroll in A Shilling a Week and All the Mice You Can Eat.

* In City Cat Fergus Keeling finds out how Felis Domesticus copes with the urban rat race.

* Dylan Winter hears about a whiskered winner of the PDSA Dickin Medal, a cat called Simon who kept up morale during the 100 day Yangtze Incident, in The Animals VC: The Cat Among the Pigeons.

* A vintage edition of Ed Reardon's Week finds Elgar going AWOL.

* And a moving story set on Christmas Eve, The Mousehole Cat, finds an old moggy helping his human to feed a starving Cornish village.

Along the way Ed dangles snippets of poetry and a serenade from Si Si the famous singing cat.

The disgruntled fare-dodger also tries to get tips on publishing success from Tom Cox, the author of four books about his cats and the owner of several feline social media sensations. And the cat-loving comedian Susan Calman has a clandestine consultation with Elgar.

Presented by Christopher Douglas.
Written by Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds

Producer: Moy McGowan

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra and first broadcast in December 2016.


SAT 12:00 55 and Over (b01nt3xm)
1. Out of Tune

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

Starring Juliet Stevenson and Philip Jackson.

Multi-award winning writer, 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

Director: Helen Perry

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2012.


SAT 12:30 England, Their England by AG MacDonell (m000xf01)
Episode 1

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.

Leslie Phillips narrates AG MacDonell's classic comic novel first published in 1933.

Adapted in six parts by Bob Sinfield.

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.


SAT 13:00 Archive on 4 (b0b3vv2q)
Is That Machine On?

Stuart Maconie celebrates the golden age of the music press interview.

In the heyday of the printed music media between the mid-60s and 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. In 2018, NME - the last inky survivor - went online only.

Stuart Maconie looks back at the lost world - those revealing encounters between journalist and musician.

Featuring classic recorded archive interviews with Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, Bob Marley and Michael Jackson – plus contributions from journalists Caitlin Moran, Barney Hoskyns, Allan Jones and Dawn Slough.

Producer: Jonathan Mayo

A TBI production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in May 2018.


SAT 14:00 Hal (b08lgdpn)
Series 2

Teenagers

Hal Cruttenden returns as a hapless house husband trying to cope with his mid-life crisis and doubting his every move.

His wife Sam is still a highly successful business woman, while daughters Lily and Molly continue to grow into teenagers and find their dad just a little annoying. Racist neighbour Penny is a major thorn in Hal's side and his best mates Fergus and Barry hinder rather than help Hal's goal of finding himself.

In this opening episode, Lily is set to introduce the family to her new hip boyfriend, but Hal's need to re-kindle his own romantic past leads to unforeseen challenges.
Hal’s bitter and embittered sister Pippa has come to stay unexpectedly, after her husband decided to experiment with his sexuality...

Written by Hal Cruttenden and Dominic Holland.

Hal ...... Hal Cruttenden
Sam ...... Kerry Godliman
Penny ...... Ronni Ancona
Pippa ...... Abigail Cruttenden
Fergus ...... Ed Byrne
Barry ...... Gavin Webster
Oberon ...... Arthur Hughes
Therapist ...... Jonathan Kydd
Ian ...... Jonathan Kydd
Policeman ...... Simon Greenall
Bazman ...... Joe Attewell

Producer: Paul Russell

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


SAT 14:30 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
Nina Wadia

Music by Nitin Sawhney.

Producer: Liz Anstee

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1996.


SAT 15:00 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 1: Jack Docherty as Barney and Kerry Godliman as Cathy

Couple 2: John Thomson as Evan and Fiona Allen as Fiona

Couple 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.


SAT 15:30 The Mark Steel Lecture (b007jlw6)
Series 2

Lord Byron

The life and times of the 'mad, bad and dangerous to know' Romantic poet, Lord Byron.

Mark Steel lectures humourously about historical figures that have shaped their era.

With:

Melanie Hudson
Martin Hyder

Producer: Lucy Armitage

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2001.


SAT 16:00 Giles Cooper - The Return of General Forefinger (m000xktw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:25 Leonard Rossiter - In a Nutshell (b00sj95g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:25 today]


SAT 17:30 Great Lives (b087qjzg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SAT 18:00 David Ashton - The Two Sisters (b0721g5y)
A lecherous salesman stumbles into the claustrophobic world of two sisters with a grim secret.

Starring Joan Sims and Barbara Jefford.

David Ashton 's darkly humorous horror story has several decidedly "unsisterly" twists and turns.

Henrietta ...... Barbara Jefford
Abigail ...... Joan Sims
The Nephew ...... Robert Glenister

Producer: Martin Jenkins

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1996


SAT 19:00 The Meow Show With Ed Reardon and Elgar (b0868bq0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 Rigor Mortis (b007mdgd)
Series 2

Episode 1

Doctor Webster gets a little carried away when Professor Donaldson suggests that the team get to know the people they're autopsying.

Starring Peter Davison.

Laurence Howarth's black comedy set in the world of the pathology lab.

Dr Webster ...... Peter Davison
Dr Anderson ...... Matilda Ziegler
Professor Donaldson ...... Geoffrey Whitehead
Gordon ...... Tom Price
Chloe ...... Marianne Levy
Simon ...... Gus Brown
Mr Reeve ...... Nicholas Boulton

Music by Paul Mottram and Stephanie Benavente.

Producer: Dawn Ellis

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2004.


SAT 22:30 Elvenquest (b0170c13)
Series 3

Episode 5

The Questers continue their search for the Sword of Asnagar and are happy to be welcomed into the palace of the White Wizard.

He is a man who is nothing but sweetness and light and, consequently, the very opposite to Lord Darkness.

But extremism of any kind, whether for good or evil, is a dangerous thing - and Penthiselea soon begins to smell that there's something not altogether unfishy about the White Wizard.

Meanwhile, Kreech and Lord Darkness are off to the Land of Dunes for their annual holiday...

Fantasy-based sitcom set in Lower Earth written by Anil Gupta and Richard Pinto.

Vidar ...... Darren Boyd
Dean/Kreech ...... Kevin Eldon
Amis, aka The Chosen One ...... Dave Lamb
Sam ...... Stephen Mangan
Lord Darkness ...... Alistair McGowan
The White Wizard ...... John Sessions
Penthiselea ...... Sophie Winkleman

Producer: Sam Michell.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2011.


SAT 23:00 The Skivers (b00d8pgd)
Series 1

Lewis Collins

Secrets of Michael Fish are revealed, and East 17 move house.

Nick Golson and Tim de Jongh's skilful sketch show with special guest Lewis Collins - will he share any tips from TV's The Professionals?

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 23:30 The Mark Steel Lecture (b007jlwr)
Series 2

Aristotle

A profile of the Greek philosopher, who he thinks was hard done by - Aristotle.

Mark Steel lectures humourously about historical figures that have shaped their era.

With:

Melanie Hudson
Martin Hyder

Producer: Lucy Armitage

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2001.



SUNDAY 04 JULY 2021

SUN 00:00 David Ashton - The Two Sisters (b0721g5y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 Archive on 4 (b0b3vv2q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:00 Hal (b08lgdpn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:30 Masala FM (b007x0c9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Saturday]


SUN 03:00 Start/Stop (b07lhk6p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:00 on Saturday]


SUN 03:30 The Mark Steel Lecture (b007jlw6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:30 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 Giles Cooper - The Return of General Forefinger (m000xktw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:25 Leonard Rossiter - In a Nutshell (b00sj95g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:25 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 Great Lives (b087qjzg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry (Omnibus) (b08ltqlg)
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.

Omnibus of the first five of ten episodes abridged by Jeremy Osborne.

Read by Ruth Gemmell.

Producer: Rosalynd Ward

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


SUN 07:10 Inheritance Tracks (b09k85pn)
Roberto Benigni

Film director and actor Roberto Benigni inherits 'Casta Diva' sung by Maria Callas and passes on 'Azzurro' by Adriano Celentino.


SUN 07:20 44 Scotland Street (Omnibus) (b08gdw3v)
Series 4 (Omnibus)

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

Quirky tales and 'goings on' in Edinburgh's Georgian New Town.

The return of Alexander McCall Smith's much-loved characters from his bestselling series of books.

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.

Omnibus of five parts dramatised by Alexander McCall Smith.

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

Other parts played by the cast.

Director: David Ian Neville

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2017.


SUN 08:30 A Life of Bliss (m000169w)
Two Dozen Red Roses

When an old boyfriend calls, David’s sister Anne suddenly feels taken for granted. Shy bachelor David tries to help.

George Cole stars in Godfrey Harrison's sitcom about bashful, bumbling bachelor David Alexander Bliss.

David Bliss …. George Cole
Anne Fellows …. Diana Churchill
Tony Fellows …. Colin Gordon
Zoe Hunter …. Sheila Sweet
'Psyche' the Dog …. Percy Edwards

Six series of 118 episodes of A Life of Bliss ran on the BBC Home Service from 1953. It moved to BBC TV for a run of six episodes in 1969.

Sadly very few episodes survive in the BBC archive, including the first seven starring David Tomlinson. His replacement George Cole went to to star in the St Trinian's films and later as dodgy Arthur Daley in ITV's Minder.

Producer: Leslie Bridgmont

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in December 1958.


SUN 09:00 The Arthur Haynes Show (m0008x0v)
From 28/07/1963

Old money and a sit-down protest. More comic characters of popular comedian Arthur Haynes in Johnny Speight's sketches.

With

Nicholas Parsons
Leslie Noyes
Gary Watson

Music by Joe Brown & The Bruvvers.

Producer: Richard Dingley

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in July 1963.


SUN 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.


SUN 10:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b08psd5v)
Honoured Actors

Dame Penelope Wilton

From Stevie Wonder to Schubert.

Actress Dame Penelope Wilton shares her castaway choices with Kirsty Young.

Theatre is her first love and she's been highly acclaimed for her stage work in plays by Ibsen, Shaw, Shakespeare, Beckett - she relishes and shines in the difficult roles. Yet as one of our leading classical actresses she has no qualms about turning her talents to TV and film including Calendar Girls, Shaun of the Dead and Doctor Who.

Inspite being one of our best regarded actresses, she is intensely private, intent upon disappearing into the lives of her characters.

Penelope grew up the middle of three girls and says that her mother was frail and often ill - she says this taught her to be self-contained.

"I was always worried that I would hurt her by taking a different view so one was sort of being terribly amenable - well of course that’s not in one's nature, I’m quite sharp and rather argumentative."

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2008.


SUN 10:45 Multi Story Shorts (m000xlxm)
Love and Tech

How a chance encounter in a virtual pub, during England's first national lockdown, completely changed the lives of strangers Jo and Martin.

This story originally appeared in the BBC England podcast, Multi Story - presented and produced by Becca Bryers.


SUN 11:00 Sneakernomics (p09fy371)
8. Nobody Remembers Number Two

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 8 Cast:

Rob . . . . . Wilf Scolding
Michael . . . . . Martins Imhangbe
Phil . . . . . Trevor White
Sonny . . . . . Joseph Balderrama
Cheryl . . . . . Cecilia Appiah
Paul . . . . . Ed Gaughan

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

Special thanks: Julie Dixon, Sonny and Pam Vaccaro, John Boulter, Joe Foster, Angel Martinez, Professor Akilah Carter-Francique, Jeff Johnson, Bob Woodell, Nelson Farris, Peter Moore, Dr Todd Boyd, Paul Litchfield, Victoria Purcell, Michelle Apodaca, Clare Ewing and Jamie Larsen.


SUN 12:00 Poetry Extra (m000xlxt)
The Poet Librettists

Daljit Nagra revisits the BBC's poetry archive and selects The Poet Librettists - about those who write for the operatic stage.

Michael Symmons Roberts is one of our most accomplished poets, and has for some years also built a reputation as a first rate librettist, in collaboration with James Macmillan. In the course of his alternative operatic career he's had much time to consider why so many poets have decided to have a go at writing for the opera stage - even though the collaborative experience is often so alien to poets most comfortable writing alone. He meets some of the modern era opera's most illustrious practitioners, including Harrison Birtwistle, David Harsent, Alice Goodman as well as James Macmillan - and more skeptical voices such as Don Paterson, a prize-winning poet who has been highly reluctant in the past to have his own words set to music as he regards them to have their own internal music already. Michael also presents archive audio from perhaps the greatest poet-librettist of all, W.H. Auden, to try to establish precisley what it is that poets bring to the operatic table that other writers - such as novelists and playwrights - do not; he also investigates how writing for the voice rather than the page affects the writing style of poets.

Produced by Geoff Bird

First broadcast on Radio 4 in 2014.


SUN 12:30 Start/Stop (b07m7z0t)
Series 3

Therapy

All three couples end up seeing the same therapist.

Evan and Fiona are already in therapy to tackle their issues with conflict - mostly over where they should keep the keys.

Cathy wants Barney to go to a therapist too, as he keeps calling out Alice's name in his sleep.

And during their session, David tries to distract the therapist, who he suspects is having his own lustful thoughts about Alice.

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

Therapist ...... Sanjeev Bhaskar
Barney ...... Jack Docherty
Cathy ...... Kerry Godliman
Evan ...... John Thomson
Fiona ...... Fiona Allen
David ...... Charlie Higson
Alice ...... Laura Aikman

Producer: Claire Jones

A BBC Studio Production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in August 2016.


SUN 13:00 A Death in the Family by Karl Ove Knausgaard (Omnibus) (b08brx3j)
Episode 2

Norwegian writer Karl Ove Knausgaard relives the story of his life, struggling to write about his childhood and his father.

The first book in the six volume cycle of autobiographical novels

His memoir has been described, in many countries as a ‘masterpiece’. With searing honesty, and an unflinching gaze turned upon himself and those around him he writes about his teenage years in Norway. Then later looks back on the writing of this book, the changes in his life and his second marriage to Linda, and the arrival of their children.
Becoming a father prompts further reflections on family life and his relationship with his own father.

Omnibus of the last five of ten parts.

Translated by Don Bartlett.

Read by David Threlfall

Abridged by Isobel Creed and Jill Waters

Producer: Jill Waters

A Waters Company Production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in January 2017.


SUN 14:10 Inheritance Tracks (b09wtz8n)
Suzi Quatro

Singer and broadcaster Suzi Quatro chooses God Bless the Child by Billie Holiday and Try a Little Tenderness by Otis Redding.


SUN 14:20 How to Survive the Roman Empire, by Pliny and Me (Omnibus) (b09mwcyg)
Series 3

Captured in Wales during the Roman conquest of Britain, Venta is now a slave in the household of Pliny the Younger, a wealthy lawyer who lives in a magnificent villa just outside Rome.

As servitude goes, things could be worse. Pliny is a kind, if tetchy, master and uses Venta mainly as a scribe. His mistress, Pliny's mother, thinks of him as her 'bedroom attendant'.

Recently Venta had a lucky escape when he was forced to fight in the Colosseum and survived to tell the tale. Unfortunately, he was given no choice but to kill Calvin, lover of Doris the cook, who now won't speak to him.

Depressed by the decline in the standard of Doris's cooking following Calvin's death, the family spend the day in Rome, shopping for bargains in the market, followed by sheer indulgence at the Baths. But the outing ends with a surprising turn of events for Pliny.
Omnibus of five parts.

Written by Hattie Naylor, based on real events in 1st century Rome.

Pliny the Younger ...... Kieran Hodgson
Venta ...... Nigel Barrett
Marcella ...... Joanna Scanlan
Doris ...... Mia Soteriou
Hawker ...... Matthew Gravelle

Director: Kate McAll

A BBC/Cymru Wales production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in January 2018.


SUN 15:30 Smile (b01jg73p)
Kate Williams goes in search of the modern winning smile

Used in many different and persuasive ways, from beautiful people beaming down from billboards to politicians vying to win our votes - the broad and confident smile is very much at the centre of communication in today's society.

Yet open mouthed smiling can also be deemed a sign of madness – or simply undignified.

Historian and author Kate discovers the impact of dentistry and films on our changing relationship with our smiles along with role gender and culture play.

Why do most of us hate smiling in photographs? Discover why Jenni Murray would never broadcast without one.

Producer: Andrea Kidd

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2012.


SUN 16:00 Melissa Murray - The Other World (m000xlxy)
The wife of an eminent barrister is found dead. It becomes clear that Ruth was gradually poisoned and her husband has been arrested.

Then, a surprise visit from an American medium who was a close friend of the victim, offers the family the chance to uncover the truth.

Melissa Murray's thriller set in late Victorian London.

Caroline ...... Claire Price
Mary ...... Lorelei King
Ben ...... James Laurenson
Ethel ...... Colleen Prendergast
James. ...... Nicholas Boulton
Sophie ...... Alice Hart

Director: Cherry Cookson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2005.


SUN 17:00 Poetry Extra (m000xlxt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 today]


SUN 17:30 Start/Stop (b07m7z0t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 today]


SUN 18:00 Black Velvet (b007jqnf)
It's the 17th Century: Young Master Richard forces a servant girl, Annie, to play at being the mistress of Thoresby Hall.

But it sparks disastrously claustrophobic consequences...

Tony Ramsay's macabre tale stars Rachel Atkins and Richard Pearce.

Recorded on location at Tythrop House in Buckinghamshire.

Annie ....... Rachel Atkins
Master Richard Beckford ....... Richard Pearce
Cousin ....... Christopher Scott
Uncle ....... James Taylor

Other parts played by the cast.

Director: Janet Whitaker

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1993.


SUN 18:45 Roald Dahl: Served with a Twist (b07j4kc7)
Poison

Rubber planter Harry Pope fears that a krait – a lethally venomous snake – has crawled under his bed sheets and is nestling on his stomach. His friend, Timber Woods, calls the local doctor for urgent assistance.

When Dr Ganderbai arrives, tension mounts as he puts an ingenious and desperate plan into operation.

Charles Dance leads the cast as the urbane Storyteller in five classic tales by Roald Dahl.

Dramatised by Stephen Sheridan

Storyteller……..Charles Dance
Timber Woods…Jonathan Keeble
Harry Pope……..Ben Crowe
Dr Ganderbai…...Madhav Sharma

Director: David Blount

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


SUN 19:00 Sneakernomics (p09fy371)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 20:00 Melissa Murray - The Other World (m000xlxy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 today]


SUN 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b08psd5v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


SUN 21:45 Multi Story Shorts (m000xlxm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today]


SUN 22:00 Start/Stop (b07m7z0t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 today]


SUN 22:30 The Mel and Sue Thing (b0076b0y)
Episode 4

A clip from a new posh British blockbuster and plus the continuing saga of Sweet Fanny Adams, Jane Austen's seminal work.

More mayhem from Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins.

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 Alexei Sayle's Imaginary Sandwich Bar (b080tynb)
Series 1

Pretending and Sandwiches

The Godfather of Alternative Comedy delivers a mixture of stand-up, memoir and philosophy from behind the counter of his Imaginary Sandwich Bar.

Alexei Sayle explores his impulse to pretend and love of sandwiches.

Along the way he reveals the little known origin of the prawn cocktail, debunks the myth that the Earl of Sandwich was the first person to put a bit of meat between two slices of bread and discusses the hidden depths of Taylor Swift.

Written and performed by Alexei Sayle

Original music and lyrics by Tim Sutton

Producer: Joe Nunnery

A BBC Studios Production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in November 2016.


SUN 23:30 Masala FM (b007jyfv)
Episode 2

Maz Mazoo gets an offer from Radio Fun FM, Madoona, the Asian Madonna is intent on making her mark on Masala FM, and Shanta's sick of the pair of them.

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 05 JULY 2021

MON 00:00 Black Velvet (b007jqnf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 00:45 Roald Dahl: Served with a Twist (b07j4kc7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:45 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 A Death in the Family by Karl Ove Knausgaard (Omnibus) (b08brx3j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:10 Inheritance Tracks (b09wtz8n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:10 on Sunday]


MON 02:20 How to Survive the Roman Empire, by Pliny and Me (Omnibus) (b09mwcyg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:20 on Sunday]


MON 03:30 Smile (b01jg73p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:30 on Sunday]


MON 04:00 Melissa Murray - The Other World (m000xlxy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Poetry Extra (m000xlxt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 Start/Stop (b07m7z0t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 Destination - Fire! (m000xlly)
Series 3

1. Charred Remains

Fire Investigator ‘Q’ Barnaby returns to tackle a double-arson insurance fraud, which sparks deadly consequences.

Starring Robert Beatty.

The third series Philip Levine’s adventures of fire investigating sleuth, Quentin ‘Q’ Barnaby.

Selection of surviving episodes rescued from the BBC archive.

‘Q’ Barnaby …. Robert Beatty
Valerie Crane …. Gudrun Ure
Charles Carter …. Noel Howlett
Joe Martin .... Basil Jones
Alec Groves …. Anthony Hall
Inspector Hackett …. Duncan McIntyre

Philip Levine’s fascination with arson “never waned”, with its “numerous motivations including; greed, financial reverses, the destruction of evidence, revenge, jealousy, pyromania and even boredom. Arson is a crime of secrecy and cold premeditation.”

Director: Martyn C Webster

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in December 1965.


MON 06:30 New Creatives Dramas (m000xlm1)
Series 2

1. Pearl & AS Amara

Fresh storytelling from first time writers and producers.

Part of BBC Introducing Arts supported by BBC Arts and Arts Council England.

BBC Arts correspondent Rebecca Jones presents two thought provoking short dramas from the next generation of dramatists.

Pearl by Emma White
Written in memory of the Emma’s mother who passed away in 2016.

The processes of losing a loved one can sometimes feel like being under water. Pearl draws threads between the submerging feeling of grief and the waters of birth, reflecting on the cyclical nature of life and the hope that comes with new beginnings.

Featuring the voices of Lou Conran, Liz Kettle and Emma White.

Composer: Simeon Walker.
Sound design: Martyn Harries
Script mentor: Rachel Lambert

Producer: Anna Campbell and Paul Dodgson
A Rural Media Production

AS Amara by Fargo.
Adam is Amara’s neighbour. When he discovers Amara makes ASMR (autonomous sensory meridian response) videos he is intrigued and persuades her to let him into her online world. Then he makes the mistake of being openly critical during a livestream.

Featuring the voices of Saffron Coomber and Jack Hammett.
Also featuring Holly Stevens, Dominic Parker, Kizzie Tims, Leila Glen and Lily Baron.

Music and sound design: Andy Jenks
Script mentor: Grant Black

Producers: Anna Campbell and Paul Dodgson
A Rural Media Production

Series theme music by Pete Judge

Producer Paul Dodgson

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra.


MON 07:00 Big Problems with Helen Keen (b05xh31b)
Series 1

Death

The biggest problem of them all - death.

From praying for life everlasting to uploading our minds into a giant cloud of data - is there anything at all we can do to avoid it?

Comedy series that explores the triumphs and disasters of human ingenuity.

Helen Keen together with co-stars Peter Serafinowicz and Susy Kane look at the biggest problems that have faced our species since the dawn of time, and describe humanity's incredible and sometimes absurd solutions.

Written by Helen Keen and Miriam Underhill

Producer: Gareth Edwards

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


MON 07:30 I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue (m000xdy8)
Series 75

Episode 3

This edition in the 75th series of the nation's favourite wireless entertainment comes to you from the Radio Theatre in Broadcasting House but with a 1000-strong remote audience drawn exclusively from Wales. Welshman Rob Brydon leads an all-star panel comprising Miles Jupp, Pippa Evans, Rory Bremner and the show’s reluctant host, Jack Dee. At the piano - Colin Sell

Producer Jon Naismith
A BBC Studios production


MON 08:00 Steptoe and Son (b007k1r0)
Series 4

And Afterwards At

It's a big day for Harold. He's set to tie the knot! But Albert's not convinced.

Starring Wilfrid Brambell and Harry H Corbett.

Following the conclusion of their hugely successful association with Tony Hancock, writers Galton & Simpson wrote 10 pilots for the BBC TV's Comedy Playhouse in 1962.

The Offer featured the lives of rag and bone men Albert Steptoe and son Harold - and was the spark for a run of eight series on TV.

Albert ...... Wilfrid Brambell
Harold ...... Harry H Corbett

With Pat Coombes, Patricia Hayes, Margot Boyd, Edward Kelsey, Sheila Grant, Martin Friend and Katherine Parr.

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

Producer: Bobby Jaye

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in March 1972.


MON 08:30 England, Their England by AG MacDonell (m000xlm4)
Episode 2

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.

He learns more about the eccentric English, and surviving a weekend house-party.

Leslie Phillips narrates AG MacDonell's classic comedy first published in 1933.

Adapted by Bob Sinfield.

Donald Cameron .... Sam Graham
Huggins .... Peter Kelly
Hodge .... Christopher Benjamin
Lady Ormerode .... Denise Coffey
Esmeralda .... Kate Odey
Major-General .... Robin Bailey

Director: Neil Cargill

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


MON 09:00 Quote... Unquote (b07z414v)
Arnold Brown, Lissa Evans, Christopher Frayling & Erica Wagner

Nigel Rees quizzes his guests on the origins of sayings and well-known quotes, and they share their favourite anecdotes.

* Comedian and writer, Arnold Brown
* Director, producer and author, Lissa Evans
* Educationalist and writer, Christopher Frayling
* Author and critic, Erica Wagner

Reader: Charlotte Green

Producer: Carl Coope

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2016.


MON 09:30 The Elephant Man (b04wjsk0)
Early Closing Day

What will become of the animals, and staff, when the zoo goes up for sale?

Starring Peter Serafinowicz.

The conclusion of Debbie Barham's sitcom about the life of an elephant zoo keeper.

Terry Lyon .... Peter Serafinowicz
Leonard .... Chris Emmet
Adam .... Richard Pearce
Stephanie .... Joanna Monro
Maureen .... Geraldine Fitzgerald
George .... Geoff McGivern
Mr Bull .... Wayne Forester

Secretary .... Debra Stephenson

Producer: Richard Wilson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in October 1996.


MON 10:00 Drama (b08rpdgz)
George Bernard Shaw - Pygmalion

Episode 1

A cockney flower girl is trained by professor of phonetics, Henry Higgins, to pass as a duchess.

Starring Alistair McGowan, Morgana Robinson, Sian Phillips and Al Murray

George Bernard Shaw's classic tale of Eliza Doolittle.

Henry Higgins ...... Alistair McGowan
Eliza Doolittle ...... Morgana Robinson
Alfred Doolittle ...... Al Murray
Colonel Pickering ...... Hugh Fraser
Mrs Higgins ...... Siân Phillips
Mrs Pearce ...... Charlotte Page
Maid ...... Charlotte Page
Mrs Eynsford-Hill ...... Georgie Glen
Clara Eynsford-Hill ...... Maeve Bluebell Wells
Freddy Eynsford-Hill ...... Tom Forrister
Nepommuck ...... David Sturzaker
Ambassador ...... John Dougall
Ambassador's Wife ...... Sarah Ridgeway
Bystander ...... David Sterne

Director: Emma Harding

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2017.


MON 11:00 TED Radio Hour (m000xlm6)
Series 8

What We Value

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

Manoush Zomorodi explores what we value as Covid19 reveals weaknesses in economies, businesses and societies.

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


MON 11:50 Inheritance Tracks (m000xlm8)
Anya Hindmarch

Designer Anya Hindmarch chooses Gregorio Allegri: Miserere and Living Next Door to Alice by Smokie.


MON 12:00 Steptoe and Son (b007k1r0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 England, Their England by AG MacDonell (m000xlm4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 Destination - Fire! (m000xlly)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 New Creatives Dramas (m000xlm1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry (b08lgq9q)
Episode 6

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 seeks help from her London friend, Dr Luke Garrett. Her friendship with Will is tested. Meanwhile, the summer heat seems to banish all thoughts of the Essex Serpent.

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.


MON 14:15 Shardlake (b09k1dpb)
Heartstone

Episode 1

It begins with a summons from Queen Catherine Parr: "Master Shardlake, I would welcome your personal counsel on a case..." It ends with the sinking of the warship, the Mary Rose: "So tall, so grand. I was on her when she went down..." In between, lawyer-detective Matthew Shardlake and his assistant Jack Barak find themselves embroiled in two murky investigations - the first involving the "monstrous wrongs" allegedly perpetrated by wealthy cloth merchant Sir Nicholas Hobbey against his young ward, Hugh Curteys; the second concerning the troubled past of a Bedlam inmate called Ellen Fettiplace. A patient for nearly 20 years, Ellen is frightened and lonely - and in love with Shardlake.

The Hobbey-Curteys case leads Shardlake and Barak to Sir Nicholas's estate near Portsmouth, in Hampshire. "And the way to Hampshire lay through West Sussex. Where Ellen came from."

Two mysteries to unravel. A parade of intriguing characters to interview and interrogate - some disdainful of the hunchbacked lawyer; some obstructive and even dangerous; some not at all what they seem... And as Shardlake and his sidekick travel the countryside in their search for the truth, everywhere they see signs of preparations for war. For just across the Channel the French fleet is getting ready to attack.

Justin Salinger and Bryan Dick return as Matthew Shardlake and Jack Barak in Colin MacDonald's atmospheric dramatisation of the best-selling novel by CJ Sansom.

Shardlake ..... Justin Salinger
Barak ..... Bryan Dick
Queen Catherine …. Emily Wachter
Ellen Fettiplace …. Kath Weare
Dyrick …. Philip Bretherton
Goodryke …. Clive Hayward
Sir Richard Rich …. Nicholas Murchie
George Leacon …. Finn den Hertog
Sir Nicholas Hobbey …. David Seddon
Hugh Curteys …. Will Howard
Abigail Hobbey …. Isabella Inchbald
David Hobbey …. Tayla Kovacevic-Ebong
Reverend Seckford …. Neil McCaul
Philip West …. Chris Pavlo
Feaveryear …. Gary Duncan

Other parts played by members of the cast.

Writer ..... C. J. Sansom
Dramatist ..... Colin MacDonald
Director ..... David Jackson Young
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2018


MON 14:30 One Man's War (b01n651t)
Katie Derham delves into the diaries of avid London concert goer Lionel Bradley written during the Second World War.

Classical music life in London during the Second World War, instead of stopping altogether once war was declared in 1939, actually flourished as the bombs fell. Lionel Bradley was a Librarian at the London Library, and also an avid lover of ballet, opera, orchestral and chamber music. After each event he attended, Lionel would write a personal bulletin describing the occasion, which he then circulated to his friends. Katie Derham explores musical life in London during the Second World War, through the writings of Bradley who often provides invaluable insight into world premieres, refugee artists, and a classical music scene which flourished during a world in turmoil.

Lionel Bradley was passionate about the arts. He often went to see the same productions, or hear the same works again and again, and through his diaries, Bradley captures developments, changes, or nuggets of social history, otherwise forgotten today. These priceless insights into a bygone world contained within Bradley's bulletins, are held at the Royal College of Music, and the Victoria and Albert Museum. Professor Paul Banks from the RCM, and V&A's Curator of Dance Jane Pritchard, team up with Katie Derham to explore these written narratives, whilst Joan Bailey who worked with Bradley at the London Library, brings Bradley the man to life.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2012.


MON 15:00 Drama (b08rpdgz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 Quote... Unquote (b07z414v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 16:30 The Elephant Man (b04wjsk0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


MON 17:00 Big Problems with Helen Keen (b05xh31b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 17:30 I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue (m000xdy8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 18:00 Jenny Stephens - Project Archangel (b00wmr9r)
3. Task

In Episode Three of the latest ghost-spy thriller by Jenny Stephens, Malcolm discovers why he has been brought to the Moscow sewers. He's asked to complete a task for Victor - an offer he can hardly refuse.

Malcolm . . . . . Dan Hagley
Polly . . . . . Emily Chennery
Moira . . . . . Sunny Ormonde
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.

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.


MON 18:30 A Good Read (b01k9wpw)
Rob Hopkins and Helen Castor

Harriet Gilbert and her guests - historian, Helen Castor and sustainability activist, Rob Hopkins, - discuss their favourite books by John Stewart Collis, William Golding and Marcelo Figeras.

Rob Hopkins' choice: 'The Worm Forgives the Plough' by John Stewart Collis
Publisher: Random House

Helen Castor's choice: 'The Spire' by William Golding
Publisher: Faber and Faber

Harriett Gilbert's choice: Kamchatka by Marcelo Figeras
Publisher: Atlantic Books

Producer Christine Hall

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2012.


MON 19:00 Steptoe and Son (b007k1r0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 England, Their England by AG MacDonell (m000xlm4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 Destination - Fire! (m000xlly)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 New Creatives Dramas (m000xlm1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 TED Radio Hour (m000xlm6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:50 Inheritance Tracks (m000xlm8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:50 today]


MON 22:00 I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue (m000xdy8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 Tom Wrigglesworth's Hang-Ups (b06rz9hx)
Series 3

How to Make a Killing

A neighbourly good deed lands Tom in trouble while his parents throw themselves into some evening classes.

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 (m000xg1j)
Series 21

Episode 4

Sajid Javid makes his first appearance as Health Minister, Liz Truss has a message for Harry Kane and the real secret of Andy Murray’s success is revealed.

The writers were Tom Jamieson and Nev Fountain, Laurence Howarth, Tom Coles and Ed Amsden, Simon Alcock, Jeffrey Aidoo, Sophie Dickson and Duncan Wisbey.

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


MON 23:30 Hal (b08m9flm)
Series 2

Racists

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 second episode, as his wife is nominated for Business Woman of the Year, Hal is interviewed on local news and inadvertently becomes an internet sensation.

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 06 JULY 2021

TUE 00:00 Jenny Stephens - Project Archangel (b00wmr9r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 A Good Read (b01k9wpw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 Destination - Fire! (m000xlly)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 New Creatives Dramas (m000xlm1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry (b08lgq9q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:15 Shardlake (b09k1dpb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 One Man's War (b01n651t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 Drama (b08rpdgz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 Quote... Unquote (b07z414v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:30 The Elephant Man (b04wjsk0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 Big Problems with Helen Keen (b05xh31b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue (m000xdy8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 Destination - Fire! (m000xm13)
Series 3

3. Innocent Party

Fire Investigator ‘Q’ Barnaby probes the destruction of a theatre owned by two cousins.

Starring Robert Beatty.

Philip Levine’s adventures of fire investigating sleuth, Quentin ‘Q’ Barnaby.

Selection of surviving episodes rescued from the BBC archive.

‘Q’ Barnaby …. Robert Beatty
Valerie Chrane …. Gudrun Ure
Alan Roberts .... Hector Ross
Clive Roberts .... Wilfrid Carter
Joe Taylor .... Wilfred Babbage
Mr Penrose .... Henry Stamper
Diana Conway .... Mary Wimbush
Mr Brewer …. Noel Howlett
Dr Hogan .... Arthur Lawrence
Switchboard Operator .... Patricia Gallimore

Director: Martyn C Webster

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in January 1966.


TUE 06:30 New Creatives Dramas (m000xm15)
Series 2

2. Angel of the North & Footfall

Fresh storytelling from first time writers and producers.

Part of BBC Introducing Arts supported by BBC Arts and Arts Council England.

BBC Arts correspondent Rebecca Jones presents two thought provoking short dramas from the next generation of dramatists.

Angel of the North by Maxine Davies
A poignant drama about mothers, grief and guardian angels set in Newcastle upon Tyne. Daisy and her Mam are struggling to come to terms with the death of Nana Joan as they sort through her belongings, when they discover that they both had the same strange dream about her the night before.

Featuring the voices of Jackie Lye, Patricia Jones and Eve Shotton.

Producers: Tony Churnside and Eloise Whitmore
A Naked Production for Tyneside Cinema

Footfall
The stories of a fledgling community on a suburban new-build housing estate.

Writer and director: Taylor Jack Smith:
Narrator: Emma Howarth
Music: East Anglia Records
Broadcast Assistant: Nina Semple
Sound Design: Andre Jacquemin

Executive Producer: Alison Vernon-Smith
A Pier Production for Screen South

Series theme music by Pete Judge

Producer Paul Dodgson

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra.


TUE 07:00 55 and Over (b01nxh1h)
2. Love Struck

Ray and Jane are both starting over with new paramours half their age. Despite the age gap it seems older does not always mean wiser.

Apparently it's not only teenagers that act like love-struck, tongue-tied fools.

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
Honey's Dad ..... Robert Blythe
Portia ..... Sarah Thom

Director: Helen Perry

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2012.


TUE 07:30 Ed Reardon's Week (m000xf19)
Series 14

Battleaxe

Episode 4: Battleaxe

Ed is introduced to Ping’s granny, Lady Ruddington, who has recently made her maiden speech in the House of Lords highlighting the plight of the mole. Ping is convinced that her granny has great British Battleaxe potential so enlists Ed’s skills to produce Lady R’s memoirs. Thus, Ed is handed a plastic carrier bag containing granny’s thoughts and observations, and all he needs to do is “pull it all together”.

Cast list ep 4
Ed Reardon………..Christopher Douglas
Ping…………….……..Barunka O’Shaughnessy
Maggie……………….Pippa Haywood
Granny……………….Maggie Steed
Olive…………………..Stephanie Cole
Pearl…………………..Brigit Forsyth
Stan……………………Geoffrey Whitehead
Newsreader/TV host….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 (b00jctj9)
Series 9

Who Is Pink Oboe?

Cowardly Captain Seagoon goes to war. With Peter Sellers away, Graham Stark and Kenneth Connor are enlisted. From January 1959.


TUE 08:30 Winston (b007svwq)
Winston Comes to Town

The Best Place for Them

With Father set for an old folk's home - can old rogue Winston save the day for Nancy?

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 February 1990.


TUE 09:00 Dead Ringers (m000xg1j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:30 Millport (b008h51h)
Series 1

Derek Dodds Is Dead

An unexpected death makes all the islanders question their priorities in life in some very surprising ways...

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

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

Producers: Lucy Bacon and Kathy Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2000.


TUE 10:00 Drama (b08skykk)
George Bernard Shaw - Pygmalion

Episode 2

Eliza faces the day of reckoning: can she pass as a lady at the Ambassador's Ball?

Alistair McGowan, Morgana Robinson, Sian Phillips and Al Murray star in George Bernard Shaw's classic tale of Eliza Doolittle, the Cockney flower girl who is trained to talk 'like a lady' by irascible professor of phonetics, Henry Higgins.

Henry Higgins ...... Alistair McGowan
Eliza Doolittle ...... Morgana Robinson
Alfred Doolittle ...... Al Murray
Colonel Pickering ...... Hugh Fraser
Mrs Higgins ...... Siân Phillips
Mrs Pearce ...... Charlotte Page
Maid ...... Charlotte Page
Mrs Eynsford-Hill ...... Georgie Glen
Clara Eynsford-Hill ...... Maeve Bluebell Wells
Freddy Eynsford-Hill ...... Tom Forrister
Nepommuck ...... David Sturzaker
Ambassador ...... John Dougall
Ambassador's Wife ...... Sarah Ridgeway

Director: Emma Harding

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2017.


TUE 11:00 Archive on 4 (b09nqnxw)
The Medium Is the Message

Generation X author Douglas Coupland explores the ideas, sound and vision of media seer Marshall McLuhan who in the 1960s coined the phrases "the medium is the message" and "the global village".

Marshall McLuhan was the first great prophet of what would become digital mass media and indeed the global media village - a thinker and writer of near supernatural foresight.

Trained as a literary scholar, throughout his career McLuhan not only examined the relationship between form and content in the media itself, offering dazzling arguments for the importance of medium over content, but anticipated the very idea of online networks, virtual reality, multiple interfaces, social media and most importantly of all, how new technologies rewire us by stealth, endlessly transforming our identities and our communities. "We shape our tools and thereafter our tools shape us," he said.

Drawing on cutting-edge thinking about networks and cybernetics, McLuhan foresaw a fully wired, connected world, which would bring to an end the isolated consumption of print. New cross-border (effectively online) communities would form, breaking old political barriers, creating genuinely new kinds of electronic identity. But with this McLuhan offered a warning: older ideas of privacy and the self would evaporate under new media he said, leading to the rise of what he called 'discarnate' man - the lost, disembodied user extended across an unrelenting, unforgiving electronic global nervous system.

McLuhan's ideas seem more prescient than ever. As Douglas Coupland puts it: 'The future has never happened so quickly, to so many people, in such an extreme way - just as Marshall predicted, an uncanny prophet of our own digital age.'

Contributors include novelist Tom McCarthy, DJ Spooky, Andrew McLuhan, biographer Philip Marchand, the media theorists Shannon Mattern and Bernard Dionysus Geoghegan, Zak Kyes the graphic designer, philosopher James Garvey, filmmaker Jonathan Meades and former network engineer Tung-Hui Hu, who has written on McLuhan and 1970s guerrilla television.

Presenter: Douglas Coupland
Producer: Simon Hollis

A Brook Lapping production

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2018.


TUE 12:00 The Goon Show (b00jctj9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 Winston (b007svwq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 Destination - Fire! (m000xm13)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 New Creatives Dramas (m000xm15)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry (b08lh7v1)
Episode 7

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 hosts a midsummer party at her Aldwinter house. Her connection with Will deepens. Stella Ransome's mysterious illness gets worse, prompting a visit to London with her husband.

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 Shardlake (b09k6jdg)
Heartstone

Episode 2

Lawyer-detective Matthew Shardlake returns in the fifth of C.J. Sansom's Tudor mysteries. Shardlake and his assistant Barak investigate the suspicious death of Michael Calfhill, former tutor of the Curteys children. But someone is very keen for the case to be dropped; and the army wants Barak for a soldier...

Justin Salinger and Bryan Dick return as Matthew Shardlake and Jack Barak in Colin MacDonald's atmospheric dramatisation of the best-selling novel by CJ Sansom.

Matthew Shardlake ..... Justin Salinger
Jack Barak ..... Bryan Dick
Sally ..... Isabella Inchbald
Keeper Shawms ..... Tayla Kovacevic-Ebong
Ellen Fettiplace ..... Kath Weare
Goodryke ..... Clive Hayward
Dyrick ..... Philip Bretherton
Youth 1 .... Gary Duncan
Youth 2 .... Finn den Hertog
Other parts played by members of the cast.

Writer ..... C.J. Sansom
Dramatist ..... Colin MacDonald
Director ..... David Jackson Young

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2018.


TUE 14:30 Linard's Travels (b047bzl0)
Deep and distinguished, yet rugged and wise, Linard Davies serves the next customer wanting their bag wrapped in cling film at the Airport Travel Agency in San Francisco. Linard deals with the packages that the airlines won't and swears by his motto, 'We don't say no'.

Perhaps it's this can-do attitude that has earned him a reputation for dealing with urns. 'We must have had over a hundred urns'. A traffic cop stored his father's ashes with Linard while putting on a function at his house. He would occasionally pop in and ask, 'How's my dad doing? Linard would reply, 'He's doing great, he ain't bothering nobody!'

A Korean girl flying to Atlanta left the ashes of her mother with Linard, never to be picked up. He now considers the deceased his business partner, talking to her on long night shifts. Yet he does feel a little responsible for 'Grandma' as he calls her, as he accidentally broke the urn and the ashes scattered onto the floor. So Grandma is now forever in San Francisco Airport.

The Airport Travel Agency deals with all kinds of artefacts, from a set of house keys to a bass violin, kayak, or extra-large dog kennel (minus the dog). The unofficial historian of the Airport Travel Agency, Carol, gives us a run down of the strangest items - clown shoes, 10-foot tall carved wooden doors from Bali and a set of fresh moose antlers, to name just a few.

Producer: Peter Shevlin
A BlokMedia production

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2014.


TUE 15:00 Drama (b08skykk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 The Museum of Curiosity (b08bzcd3)
Series 10

Episode 4

Professor John Lloyd & his curator Jo Brand are joined by Danish comedian Sofie Hagen, mollusc and cephalopod expert Jon Ablett and "Watching the English" anthropologist Kate Fox.

This week the Museum's Steering Committee ruminate on the rules of Dogma films, a snail that survived four years glued to a board in the British Museum and the paleolithic origins of the selfie.

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 (b008h51h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


TUE 17:00 55 and Over (b01nxh1h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 17:30 Ed Reardon's Week (m000xf19)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 18:00 Jenny Stephens - Project Archangel (b00wmznd)
4. Revelations

In the final episode of latest ghost-spy thriller by Jenny Stephens, we discover why Mike is involved with Nablovski, and the real reason that Moira's suitcase is so heavy.

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, Malcom 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.


TUE 18:30 Soul Music (b01blj2b)
Series 13

Gresford, the Miners' Hymn

The haunting melancholy of Gresford, the Miners' Hymn, is the music explored in this week's programme.

Written by a former miner, Robert Saint, to commemorate the Gresford pit disaster in 1934, it has been played at mining events ever since. George Leslie Lister wrote the words in 1970.

Includes contributions from:

Albert Rowlands who was working in the lamp-room of Gresford colliery when there was a devastating underground explosion. His father was among the men lost.

The composer's grandson, David Saint, organist at St. Chad's Cathedral in Birmingham.

Cecil Peacock, a former miner who recalls playing Gresford at the funerals of 83 miners who died following the Easington Colliery disaster in 1951.

With thanks to Trevor Sutherland and the Llay Welfare band.

Producer: Karen Gregor

First broadcast on Radio 4 in February 2012.


TUE 19:00 The Goon Show (b00jctj9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 Winston (b007svwq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 Destination - Fire! (m000xm13)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 New Creatives Dramas (m000xm15)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 Archive on 4 (b09nqnxw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 22:00 Ed Reardon's Week (m000xf19)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 Listen Against (b008drpb)
Series 1

Episode 4

A cheeky round-up of a week's worth of BBC radio that never happened.

Rewinding and mangling real programmes from across the networks, Alice Arnold and Jon Holmes take liberties with Steve Wright, Woman's Hour and Eddie Mair.

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

Producer: Bill Dare and Jon Holmes

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2007.


TUE 23:00 Liam Williams: Ladhood (b09b0wbn)
Series 2

Episode 4

Comedian Liam Williams recounts his youthful misadventures in this autobiographical sitcom. Episode four finds Liam post-graduation and back in his parent's house while his girlfriend enjoys the trip of a lifetime on the other-side of the world. Adjusting to the real world won't be easy.

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 (m000xqlq)
From 30/03/1981

From the laughing bank to perfume and poodles. Sketches galore with Nick Maloney and Brian Southwood. From March 1981.



WEDNESDAY 07 JULY 2021

WED 00:00 Jenny Stephens - Project Archangel (b00wmznd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 Soul Music (b01blj2b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 Destination - Fire! (m000xm13)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 New Creatives Dramas (m000xm15)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry (b08lh7v1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday]


WED 02:15 Shardlake (b09k6jdg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Tuesday]


WED 02:30 Linard's Travels (b047bzl0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 Drama (b08skykk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 The Museum of Curiosity (b08bzcd3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:30 Millport (b008h51h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 55 and Over (b01nxh1h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 Ed Reardon's Week (m000xf19)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 Destination - Fire! (m000xm5z)
Series 3

4. Blind Spot

Fire Investigator ‘Q’ Barnaby is on the case of a mysterious fire at a plastics factory.

Starring Robert Beatty.

Philip Levine’s adventures of fire investigating sleuth, Quentin ‘Q’ Barnaby.

Selection of surviving episodes rescued from the BBC archive.

Gilbert ............... ...........Simon Lack
Miss Whitby .............. Mary Wimbush
Miss Ryder ................. Jane Wenham
Pemberton ................. Frank Partington
' Q ' Barnaby ............. Robert Beatty
Valerie Chrane..... .... Gudrun Ure
Vickers ........................ Noel Howlett
Andrews .... .................Wilfrid Carter
Fire Officer Palmer... Wilfred Babbage
Alec Groves ................ Anthony Hall

Producer: Martyn C Webster

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in January 1966.


WED 06:30 New Creatives Dramas (m000xm61)
Series 2

3. Detente & Two by Two

Fresh storytelling from first time writers and producers.

Part of BBC Introducing Arts supported by BBC Arts and Arts Council England.

BBC Arts correspondent Rebecca Jones presents two thought provoking short dramas from the next generation of dramatists.

Detente by Cassiah Joski-Jethi
The reunion between a father with a hidden past and his daughter. The father, Malcolm, a business executive turned politician who didn't know until recently that his daughter existed, and the daughter, Violet, a young student who was always told that her father chose to leave her.

Featuring the voices of Radika Aggarwal and Anton Saunders
Sound design by Martyn Harries.

Producers: Anna Campbell and Paul Dodgson
A Rural Media Production

Two by Two by Hannah Tookey
Two elephants with outrageous French accents bicker about how to cross an unexpected ocean. Where did the water come from? Nearby, a young family find themselves the last remaining humans on Earth. With the buildings around them on the brink of collapse, they must figure out how to survive.

Featuring the voices of Sally Hodgkiss and Alex Mungaioni

Producer and Dramatist: Hannah Tookey
Writer and Director: George Want
Sound Design: Daniel Pyke

Story Researcher: Will Barker
A Pier Production for Screen South

Series theme music by Pete Judge

Producer Paul Dodgson

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra.


WED 07:00 Hobby Bobbies (b04v3cx5)
Series 2

Burglaries

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.

This week, Nigel has taken up free running in the hope that physical fitness can improve his performance at work. But what, if anything, will identify the mysterious hand cream thief?

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

Written by Dave Lamb

Produced by Steve Doherty
A Top Dog production for BBC Radio 4


WED 07:30 Unite (m000xdqm)
Series 1

The Party and the Proposal

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 Eton and Oxbridge-educated Gideon (Ivo Graham) - are forced to live under the same roof and behave like the brothers neither of them ever wanted.

In this episode, Tony takes Imogen away for a romantic weekend. Gideon and Ashley take the opportunity to have a party at the house, but Gideon's pet Bearded Dragon suddenly falls ill.

Tony - Mark Steel
Imogen - Claire Skinner
Ashley - Elliot Steel
Gideon - Ivo Graham
Rebecca - Ayesha Antoine
Nigel/Dutch waiter - Simon Greenall
Tamsin - Susannah Fielding
Sarah - Ruth Bratt
Terry the vet - Kevin Eldon
Kevin/Cab driver - Kae Kurd
Marcus/ Protester - Michael Odewale
Stefan/ Rose seller - Naz Osmanoglu
Gabriel - Milo McCabe

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

Golden Path and Rustle Up production for BBC Radio 4


WED 08:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007k1nm)
Series 2

The Rail Strike

The lad gets a green signal to outwit a rail strike, but a bumpy ride lies ahead.

Starring Tony Hancock.

With 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 June 1955.


WED 08:30 Big Jim and the Figaro Club (b008klgb)
Up the Pole

When Harold Perkins befriends the Carnival Queen, the workmates plot a little sabotage.

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 and Carol Hawkins as Miss James.

Narrated by Bernard Cribbins.

Written by Ted Walker.

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1987.


WED 09:00 The Motion Show (b00762gh)
Series 4

Episode 2

Graeme Garden chairs the debating game with Gyles Brandreth, Sue Perkins, Steve Punt and Marcus Brigstocke. From June 2001.


WED 09:30 Snap (m00016gc)
Series 2

Episode 6

Doug and Molly go on a secret date in the countryside.

They both want to be together again, but now they've told each other, getting close isn't as simple as they thought it would be...

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 and Richard Firth as Ansel.

Producer: David Ian Neville

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2004.


WED 10:00 The Mayor of Casterbridge (b00bbdmb)
1. Burying the Past

Thomas Hardy's tragic story of a man who spends his life trying to atone for the terrible action that led to the loss of his wife and child. But his past refuses to be buried no matter how hard he tries to conceal it.

Dramatised in three parts by Helen Edmundson

MICHAEL HENCHARD........John Lynch
ELIZABETH-JANE..................Ruth Wilson
DONALD FARFRAE...............Paul Higgins
FURMITY WOMAN............Maggie Steed
SUSAN HENCHARD..... .......Olwen May
ABEL WHITTLE.................Burn Gorman
JOPP................................Conrad Nelson
NEWSON..........................Jonathan Keeble
SOLOMON LONGWAYS......Russell Dixon
CHRISTOPHER CONEY.......David Fielder
MOTHER CUXSOM.............Sue Ryding
MARTHA..........................Vashti Maclachlan

Director: Nadia Molinari

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2008.


WED 11:00 Dr Hannah Fry: Codebreaker (m000xm63)
2. Brilliant, Holmes

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 Return of Sherlock Holmes: The Dancing Man’ [1993 R4]

Producer: Kevin Core

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


WED 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007k1nm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 Big Jim and the Figaro Club (b008klgb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 Destination - Fire! (m000xm5z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 New Creatives Dramas (m000xm61)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry (b08ljqcp)
Episode 8

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.

In Aldwinter, the mystery of the Essex Serpent appears to be solved. But there is shocking news from London for Cora.

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 Shardlake (b09k6q44)
Heartstone

Episode 3

Lawyer-detective Matthew Shardlake returns in the fifth of C J Sansom's Tudor mysteries. Shardlake and Barak set off for Hampshire to interview Sir Nicholas Hobbey about the circumstances surrounding his wardship of the Curteys children, Hugh and Emma. On the way they have a troubling encounter with an old friend.

Justin Salinger and Bryan Dick return as Matthew Shardlake and Jack Barak in Colin MacDonald's atmospheric dramatisation of the best-selling novel by C J Sansom.

Matthew Shardlake ..... Justin Salinger
Jack Barak ..... Bryan Dick
Dyrick ..... Philip Bretherton
Paulet ..... Neil McCaul
Goodryke/Landlord ..... Clive Hayward
Bess Calfhill ..... Kath Weare
George Leacon ..... Finn den Hertog
Other parts played by members of the cast.

Writer ..... C J Sansom
Dramatist ..... Colin MacDonald
Director ..... David Jackson Young

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2018.


WED 14:30 Sounds Natural (b07m7kcq)
Bill Oddie

From the Bar-Tailed Godwit to the Black-Winged Stilt.

Back in the days when BBC Springwatch wasn't even a twinkle in Auntie's transmitters, Bill Oddie from 'The Goodies' tells Derek Jones about his longstanding love of bird watching, and his travels to see them - aided by recordings from the BBC Sound Archive.

Producer: John Burton.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1973.


WED 15:00 The Mayor of Casterbridge (b00bbdmb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 The Motion Show (b00762gh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


WED 16:30 Snap (m00016gc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


WED 17:00 Hobby Bobbies (b04v3cx5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 17:30 Unite (m000xdqm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 18:00 Wally K Daly (b007js5k)
Before the Screaming Begins

Episode 1

An invasion by aliens interrupts an idyllic wedding anniversary celebration for Tom Harris and his wife.

Before the Screaming Begins is the first of Wally K Daly's sci-fi trilogy which continues with The Silent Scream and With a Whimper to the Grave.

Tom Harris ...... James Laurenson
Sally Harris ...... Jennifer Piercey
AP Smith ...... Donald Hewlett
Detective Sergeant Forbes ...... Robert Trotter
Catherine's Mother ...... Katherine Parr
Nurse ...... Maggie Ollerenshaw
Desk Sergeant ...... Peter Williams
Silkin ...... Peter Wickham
Alien Voice ...... Malcolm Gerard
Alien Controller ...... Manning Wilson

Director: Martin Jenkins

First broadcast as a 90 minute Saturday-Night Theatre production on BBC Radio 4 in 1978.


WED 18:30 Short Cuts (m0007wvz)
Series 20

Self-Portrait

Josie Long draws her own image whilst presenting short documentaries about turning the camera lens or microphone on yourself.

A Private Ritual
Written by Jess Bineth and Tilly Lawless
Produced by Jess Bineth

Ghosts
Produced by Andrea Rangecroft

How To Remember
Produced by Axel Kacoutié‏

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 (b007k1nm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 Big Jim and the Figaro Club (b008klgb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 Destination - Fire! (m000xm5z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 New Creatives Dramas (m000xm61)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 Dr Hannah Fry: Codebreaker (m000xm63)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 22:00 Unite (m000xdqm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 Life on Egg (b087p3sm)
Series 1

Inspection

Harry Hill runs Britain's remotest prison, The Egg, along with his two assistants, Peter and Anne. But escape rates have gotten out of control and so the government has decided to send two inspectors to look things over.

Will Harry and his team survive their strenuous checks? Find out in "Life on Egg".

Harry ..... Harry Hill
Anne ..... Karen Bartke
Peter ..... Marek Larwood
Minister ..... Alison Belbin
Tim ..... Jason Forbes
Skulk ..... Jason Forbes
Jones ..... Dan Maier

Written by Dan Maier

Producer: Sam Michell

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


WED 22:45 Woof (b0bgrtmh)
True Tales of Romance and Failure

A Foreign Tongue

Bittersweet comic real life stories written and performed by Chris Neill

With Martin Hyder and Isy Suttie.

We start with Chris Neill's amusing love life tales including his first love, Pierre-Claude from his school French book, an encounter with a violinist and, is France the answer?

Producer: Steve Doherty

A Giddy Goat production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in September 2018.


WED 23:00 Radio Active (b007k1r1)
Series 4

David Chizzlenutt

The Radio Active Rep perform Dickens's literary classic - live

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

Music by Philip Pope.

Written by Angus Deayton, Geoffrey Perkins with John Cantor, Moray Hunter, John Docherty and Michael Fenton-Stevens.

Producer: Jamie Rix

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1984.


WED 23:30 Bunk Bed (b091wb3b)
Series 4

Episode 1

Everyone craves a place where their mind and body are not applied to a particular task. The nearest faraway place. Somewhere for drifting and lighting upon strange thoughts which don't have to be shooed into context, but which can be followed like balloons escaping onto the air. Late at night, in the dark and in a bunk bed, your tired mind can wander...

The acclaimed Bunk Bed written by and featuring Patrick Marber and Peter Curran returns for its fourth series with a dozy vengeance. From under the bedclothes, they wonder what services were on offer after hearing rare archive of H G Wells admitting that he used to earn his living as "a prostitute". They also grapple with one of the most ferociously bad pop singles of all time - Cinderella Rockerfella - and get to the heart of the British aristocracy's perverse attitude to dogs. And the unlikely bedfellows deal with the emotional scars left by seeing a father wearing trousers made from horizontal corduroy.

'Bunk Bed is funny, strange, enchanting, and beautifully put together.' - The Observer

'Bunk Bed on Radio 4 is beloved by broadsheet critics, but don't let that put you off.' - Metro

Producer: Peter Curran

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



THURSDAY 08 JULY 2021

THU 00:00 Wally K Daly (b007js5k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 Short Cuts (m0007wvz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 Destination - Fire! (m000xm5z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 New Creatives Dramas (m000xm61)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry (b08ljqcp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:15 Shardlake (b09k6q44)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 Sounds Natural (b07m7kcq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 The Mayor of Casterbridge (b00bbdmb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 The Motion Show (b00762gh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:30 Snap (m00016gc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 Hobby Bobbies (b04v3cx5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 Unite (m000xdqm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 Destination - Fire! (m000xmkd)
Series 3

7. Burning Question

Fire Investigator ‘Q’ Barnaby and his trusty secretary Val, are trying to corner an arsonist at a stockbroking firm.

Starring Robert Beatty.

Philip Levine’s adventures of fire investigating sleuth, Quentin ‘Q’ Barnaby.

Selection of surviving episodes rescued from the BBC archive.

"Q" Barnaby .... Robert Beatty
Miss Judson .... Valerie Taylor
Miss Drummond .... Mary Wylie
Grey .... Simon Lack
Colonel Fawcett .... Walter Fitzgerald
Valerie Chrane .... Gudrun Ure
Collins .... James Thompson
Alec Groves .... Anthony Hall

Producer: Martyn C Webster

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in January 1966.


THU 06:30 New Creatives Dramas (m000xmkg)
Series 2

4. The Close & Future History Archive

Fresh storytelling from first time writers and producers.

Part of BBC Introducing Arts supported by BBC Arts and Arts Council England.

BBC Arts correspondent Rebecca Jones presents two thought provoking short dramas from the next generation of dramatists.

The Close by Kat Rose-Martin
A tale of companionship and belonging. Bruiser lives on The Close and has done for 17 years. He and Lola, his beloved cocker spaniel, reside in Number 2 and make it their business to know everyone’s comings and goings: the-up-all-nighters, the early morning sore-sighters, the barkers and the biters.

And of course, ‘Ar Lass from next door who’s rushed off her feet as guardian to three young grandkids–which doesn’t stop her from dropping in to number 2 with some slightly sub-standard scones every few days.

Featuring the voices of Sue Devaney, Duncan Preston and Kat Rose-Martin

Producers: Tony Churnside and Eloise Whitmore
A Naked Production for Tyneside Cinema

In Future History Archive by Joel Blackledge
An archivist from the future takes us on a walking tour of Birmingham, and reflects on how the city will changeover the next 130 years. That includes Spaghetti Junction becoming a revered monument.

Featuring the voices of Ellie Darvill and Dominic Thomson

Music and sound design: Kate Thompson

Producers: Anna Campbell and Paul Dodgson
A Rural Media production.

Series theme music by Pete Judge

Producer Paul Dodgson

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra.


THU 07:00 Lemn Sissay's Origin Stories (b07z3zfw)
Is It a Bird?

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

Lemn will explore the gap between fiction and reality, based on his own experiences of growing up in care as well as those of some special guests.

3. Is It A Bird

The most important thing that John and Martha Kent taught Clark, the boy they found in a strange-looking pod that crash-landed on their Kansas farm, was to keep his true self secret. People wouldn't understand that you can lift cars, melt steel beams with your eyes, or fly. People will be scared of you because you are different. Every adoptee and every care leaver knows this feeling. Lemn examines how he hid his feelings, his experiences, his identity, in order to fit in better with the world around him.

Lemn also talks to comedian and adoptee Deborah Frances-White about secret identities - and how to go about reinventing yourself.

Written and performed by ... Lemn Sissay
Guest ... Deborah Frances-White
Producer ... Ed Morrish

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


THU 07:30 Sarah Kendall: Talking Story (m000xfhh)
Nikesh Shukla

Sarah Kendall started her career as a stand-up comedian in the late 90s 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 author Nikesh Shukla about the importance of truth in storytelling.

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 - Nikesh Shukla
Producer - Carl Cooper

This is a BBC Studios production


THU 08:00 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b01211y0)
Series 7

Episode 12

Your complete guide to the Aristocracy - and the hunt for Professor Prune's Time Trousers heads Down Under.

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 (b0b52f51)
The 28th Anniversary

A son and daughter return home for Dorothy and Edward's anniversary "celebration".

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 stars Hugh Paddick as Edward and Betty Marsden as Dorothy.

With Simon Callow and Sally Watts.

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 The Write Stuff (m000xmkk)
Series 8

Lord Byron

James Walton's literary quiz.

Team captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh are joined by Simon Brett and Peter Kemp.

Author of the week is Lord Byron

Reader: Beth Chalmers

Producer: Katie Marsden

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2005.


THU 09:30 An Actor's Life for Me (b007szmj)
Series 1

Separate Troubles

Robert and Sue have fallen out and she’s chucked him out. What could possibly bring them together again?

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

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

With:
Sally Grace
Rosemary Martin
Jean Campbell-Dallas
Christopher Scott
Jonathan Kydd
John Baddeley

Producer: Paul Spencer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in February 1989.


THU 10:00 The Mayor of Casterbridge (b00bfk05)
2. Revelations

Henchard attempts to hold his life together despite painful revelations and the unexpected arrival of someone from his past.

Thomas Hardy's tragic story of a man who spends his life trying to atone for the terrible action that led to the loss of his wife and child.

Dramatised in three parts by Helen Edmundson.

MICHAEL HENCHARD........John Lynch
ELIZABETH-JANE.................Ruth Wilson
DONALD FARFRAE................Paul Higgins
LUCETTA..........................Emma Fielding
FURMITY WOMAN.............Maggie Steed
SUSAN HENCHARD........... .Olwen May
ABEL WHITTLE.................Burn Gorman
JOPP................................Conrad Nelson
SOLOMON LONGWAYS......Russell Dixon
MOTHER CUXSOM.............Sue Ryding
PHOEBE.............................Lorna Lewis

Directed by Nadia Molinari

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2008.


THU 11:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b08psd5v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


THU 11:45 Multi Story Shorts (m000xlxm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]


THU 12:00 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b01211y0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 The 27-Year Itch (b0b52f51)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 Destination - Fire! (m000xmkd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 New Creatives Dramas (m000xmkg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry (b08ljz9x)
Episode 9

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 and Will resume their deep friendship. Stella Ransome enlists the young Francis Seaborne's help with a secret project.

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 Shardlake (b09k894j)
Heartstone

Episode 4

Lawyer-detective Matthew Shardlake returns in the fifth of C J Sansom's Tudor mysteries. At Hoyland, the grand country home of Sir Nicholas Hobbey, Shardlake and Barak find family tensions running high. Hobbey’s young ward, Hugh Curteys, describes his relationship with his former tutor, Michael Calfhill, and reveals his own desire to enlist as a soldier and fight against the French.

Justin Salinger and Bryan Dick return as Matthew Shardlake and Jack Barak in Colin MacDonald's atmospheric dramatisation of the best-selling novel by C J Sansom.

Matthew Shardlake ..... Justin Salinger
Jack Barak ..... Bryan Dick
George Leacon ..... Finn den Hertog
Nicholas Hobbey ..... David Seddon
Dyrick ..... Philip Bretherton
Hugh Curteys ..... Will Howard
Abigail Hobbey ..... Isabella Inchbald
David Hobbey ..... Tayla Kovacevic-Ebong
Avery ..... Clive Hayward
Other parts played by members of the cast.

Writer ..... C J Sansom
Dramatist ..... Colin MacDonald
Director ..... David Jackson Young

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2018.


THU 14:30 Music on Hold (b04vflsd)
Each of us spends 43 days of our whole lives on hold. That's far too many hours listening to Greensleeves or Vivaldi's Four Seasons.

Despite being in an age of emails and social media, people are still turning to customer service lines for support and are still having to listen to music on hold. It's supposed to be designed to calm the listener but often only incenses them more in time for when they speak to a customer service representative.

Isy Suttie knows the wrath of angry callers, having worked in several call centres herself, and feels their pain. So she has decided to do the noble thing and compose the ultimate on hold music to end their suffering.

Isy will ring up experts for help – what instruments? What tempo? What genre? And why? She'll take all of their advice on board to create something that will both reassure and entertain callers while they wait so those 43 days will be a pleasure and not a chore.

Produced by Emily Smallman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2014.


THU 15:00 The Mayor of Casterbridge (b00bfk05)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 The Write Stuff (m000xmkk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


THU 16:30 An Actor's Life for Me (b007szmj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


THU 17:00 Lemn Sissay's Origin Stories (b07z3zfw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 17:30 Sarah Kendall: Talking Story (m000xfhh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 18:00 Wally K Daly (b007js5w)
Before the Screaming Begins

Episode 2

The startling new mental powers of Tom Harris sparks the interest of authorities...

Before the Screaming Begins is the first of Wally K Daly's sci-fi trilogy which continues with The Silent Scream and With a Whimper to the Grave.

Tom Harris ...... James Laurenson
Sally Harris ...... Jennifer Piercey
Prime Minister ...... Patrick Troughton
AP Smith ...... Donald Hewlett
Detective Sergeant Forbes ...... Robert Trotter
MP ...... Peter Williams
Silkin ...... Peter Wickham
Alien Voice ...... Malcolm Gerard
Alien Controller ...... Manning Wilson

Director: Martin Jenkins

First broadcast as a 90 minute Saturday-Night Theatre production on BBC Radio 4 in 1978.


THU 18:30 Great Lives (b04dyk53)
Series 1

Louis Armstrong

Band leader Chris Barber chooses the legendary jazz trumpeter, Louis Armstrong. With Humphrey Carpenter.

The biographical series in which a distinguished guest chooses someone who's inspired their life. Will their hero stand up to intensive scrutiny and merit the description of having led a great life? From 2002.


THU 19:00 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b01211y0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 The 27-Year Itch (b0b52f51)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 Destination - Fire! (m000xmkd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 New Creatives Dramas (m000xmkg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b08psd5v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


THU 21:45 Multi Story Shorts (m000xlxm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]


THU 22:00 Sarah Kendall: Talking Story (m000xfhh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 Political Animals (b01mdgwx)
Series 1

Larry

Larry, Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office since 2011, gives a cat's eye view of life in Downing Street under a coalition government.

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

Larry..... Clive Swift
Aide ..... 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 (b0076d91)
Series 1

Duvet Control

The battle of the sexes rages over cold feet and tog ratings. The writer shares more deep thoughts on trivia. From March 2003.


THU 23:00 Colin Hoult's Carnival of Monsters (b036mykr)
Series 1

Episode 1

Enter the Carnival of Monsters, a bizarre and hilarious world of sketches, stories and characters, presented by the sinister Ringmaster.

Master character comedian Colin Hoult's debut comedy series.

Meet such monstrous yet strangely familiar oddities as: Thwor - the mighty (but Leeds-based) god of Thwunder; Len Parker - Nottingham-born martial arts and transformers enthusiast; Anna Mann - outrageous star of such forgotten silver screen hits such as 'Rogue Baker', 'Who's For Turkish Delight' and 'A Bowl For My Bottom'; and many more.

Writers Guild Award-winner Colin Hoult is best known for his highly acclaimed starring roles in 'Being Human', 'Life's Too Short', and 'Russell Howard's Good News', as well as his many hit shows at the Edinburgh Festival. He has also appeared and written for a number of Radio 4 series including 'The Headset Set' and 'Colin and Fergus' Digi-Radio'.

Producer: Sam Bryant.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2013.


THU 23:30 Absolute Power (b00805kb)
Series 3

Episode 5

Spin doctors Prentiss and McCabe are challenged to boost public opinion about men.
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
Jeremy Lewis …. James Vaughan
with Beth Chalmers

Written by Mark Tavener

Producer: Dawn Ellis

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2002.



FRIDAY 09 JULY 2021

FRI 00:00 Wally K Daly (b007js5w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 Great Lives (b04dyk53)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 Destination - Fire! (m000xmkd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 New Creatives Dramas (m000xmkg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry (b08ljz9x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:15 Shardlake (b09k894j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 Music on Hold (b04vflsd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 The Mayor of Casterbridge (b00bfk05)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 The Write Stuff (m000xmkk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:30 An Actor's Life for Me (b007szmj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 Lemn Sissay's Origin Stories (b07z3zfw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 Sarah Kendall: Talking Story (m000xfhh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 Destination - Fire! (m000xmrh)
Series 3

8. Deadly Spark

Fire Investigator ‘Q’ Barnaby probes an explosion at a car body repair shop.

Starring Robert Beatty.

Philip Levine’s adventures of fire investigating sleuth, Quentin ‘Q’ Barnaby.

Selection of surviving episodes rescued from the BBC archive.

‘Q’ Barnaby …. Robert Beatty
Valerie Chrane …. Gudrun Ure
Eric Bishop .... Nigel Graham
George Newton .... Wilfrid Carter
Frank Cole .... Bruce Beeby
Saunders .... Arthur Lawrence
Mrs Newton .... Joan Matheson
Inspector Hackett .... Duncan McIntyre

Director: Martyn C Webster.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in February 1966.


FRI 06:30 New Creatives Dramas (m000xmrk)
Series 2

5. Things We Never Said & The Caretaker

Fresh storytelling from first time writers and producers.

Part of BBC Introducing Arts supported by BBC Arts and Arts Council England.

BBC Arts correspondent Rebecca Jones presents two thought provoking short dramas from the next generation of dramatists.

Things We Never Said by Sam Obigbesan.
What is it like traveling without sight? On the road to a memorial party a man tries to come to terms with grief as well as navigate the world as a blind person.

Featuring the voice of Douglas Walker
Script mentor: Kate McAll

Producers: Anna Campbell and Paul Dodgson
A Rural Media production

The Caretaker by Salman Shaffi
When Alia reluctantly returns home for her estranged mother’s funeral, she finds herself confronted by childhood memories and nightmares. Now she is finally home again, will she have a second chance to save the little sister that was lost long ago?

Featuring the voices of Richard Hand, Bhasker Patel, Payal Mistry and Rani Moorthy
Composer: Louis Palfrey

Producers: Tony Churnside and Eloise Whitmore
A Naked Production for Tyneside Cinema

Series theme music by Pete Judge

Producer Paul Dodgson

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra.


FRI 07:00 Guilt Trip (b07lhg2q)
Episode 1

A mother and daughter undertake a two week sponsored walk along The Thames Path to raise money for the dead father's charity.

But the mother and father divorced nine years ago and he'd re-married, so relationships between them all have been strained. Things come to a head at any mention of the French Oak gable table that Ros and her now dead ex bought together in Camden. This has somehow ended up in the step-mother's house, much to Ros's annoyance: "I mean she sits at it! It's my table and she sits at it."

Comedy drama written by Katherine Jakeways with Felicity Montagu and Olivia Nixon.

Ros ...... Felicity Montagu
Laura ...... Olivia Nixon
Stepmother ...... Katherine Jakeways
Boyfriend ...... Tim Key

With Jeff Rawle and Velibor Topic.

In this opening episode, mother and daughter are just starting out and in her usual putting-her-large-foot-firmly-in-it manner Ros gets her daughter's ex-boyfriend to drop them at the source, but without any prior warning to the daughter. The renewed bonding Ros is hoping for may be a bit bumpier than expected. Especially when along the way Ros also manages to offend pretty much everyone she meets - not least an Eastern European camp site warden.

Producer: Jane Berthoud

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


FRI 07:30 Stand-Up Specials (m000xlkf)
Lucy Porter: Back in the Family Way

Following her previous, very popular In the Family Way shows, Radio 4 favourite Lucy returns with another examination of domestic life, covering everything from the dramatic to the dreary.

This time, Lucy looks at the effects of the pandemic on our relationships with family, friends and neighbours. The last year has been hard on people who were separated from their nearest and dearest, but it’s also been no picnic for those who were locked up with their loved ones.

Home schooling, working from the kitchen table, zoom quizzes with cousins, clapping with the neighbours - Lucy explores all the things that have brought us together, while also driving us apart. We look forward to the year 2041 and ponder what they’ll make of it in the future.

Talented comedian and impressionist Luke Kempner is on hand again to help Lucy bring her thoughts to life. As always, he displays his range of comic voices, including an impressive impersonation of Lucy’s next door neighbour Yvonne.

Back In The Family Way was recorded at Lucy’s local village hall, with a socially distanced audience of her family, friends and neighbours. Let’s see if any of them are still speaking to her after this show.

Written by Lucy Porter
Starring Lucy Porter and Luke Kempner
Additional Material: Gabby Hutchinson Crouch and Mike Shepherd
Production Manager: Sarah Tombling
Studio Engineer and Editor: Jerry Peal
Production Runners: Sahara Dennis, Kareem Elshehawy, Sakshi Gupta
Produced and Directed by Gordon Kennedy
Would not have been possible without Marilyn Imrie

Recorded Live at Pinner Village Hall

An Absolutely production for BBC Radio 4


FRI 08:00 Dad's Army (b007nf83)
Series 1

The Menace from the Deep

The Home Guard platoon spark chaos when they take over guard duties at the end of the pier in Walmington-on-Sea...

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, John Laurie as Private Fraser, Ian Lavender as Private Pike, Bill Pertwee as ARP Warden Hodges and David Sinclair as the Second Warden. 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 (b015qy32)
3. The Case of the Reading Undertaker

The grandsons of Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson investigate the death of a man by crossbow.

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

Starring Peter Egan as Stamford Holmes, Jeremy Nicholas as Dr Watson, Stuart Organ as Simon Durham, Madi Hedd as Janet Durham, James Kerry as Inspector Fowler, Ronald Baddiley as the General and Hugh Dickson as Lamson.

Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1983.


FRI 09:00 It's Not What You Know (b036kbm5)
Series 2

Episode 1

What is Frankie Boyle's worst habit? What is the best piece of advice Diane Morgan's dad ever gave her? Which government department did Alan Johnson most like being in charge of?

All these questions, and more, will be answered in the show hosted by Miles Jupp, where panellists are tested on how well they know their nearest and dearest.

In this case, Alan Johnson picks his son Jamie, Diane Morgan her father Peter and Frankie Boyle his mate Stuart to answer questions about each other.

Producer: Sam Michell.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2013.


FRI 09:30 To the Manor Born (b007k4mq)
Vive Le Sport

When Devere invites Audrey to go skiing, he ends up being taken for a ride.

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
Geoffrey Whitehead ..... Dr Horton
Melanie Hudson ..... Receptionist

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, before finally arriving home in 1997.

Adapted from his TV scripts by Peter Spence.

Producer: Jane Berthoud

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in February 1997.


FRI 10:00 The Mayor of Casterbridge (b00bvc00)
3. The Stranger

Henchard sets about rebuilding his life but then, appearance of a stranger in Casterbridge, threatens to unravel everything.

Conclusion of Thomas Hardy's tragic story of a man who spends his life trying to atone for one terrible action that led to the loss of his wife and child.

Dramatised in three parts by Helen Edmundson.

MICHAEL HENCHARD........John Lynch
ELIZABETH-JANE.................Ruth Wilson
DONALD FARFRAE................Paul Higgins
LUCETTA..........................Emma Fielding
FURMITY WOMAN.............Maggie Steed
ABEL WHITTLE.................Burn Gorman
JOPP................................Conrad Nelson
NEWSON...........................Jonathan Keeble
SOLOMON LONGWAYS......Russell Dixon
CHRISTOPHER CONEY........David Fielder
MOTHER CUXSOM.............Sue Ryding
MARTHA...........................Vashti Maclachlan
PHOEBE............................Lorna Lewis

Directed by Nadia Molinari

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2008.


FRI 11:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m000xmrm)
What's New For July?

Laura Grimshaw and Scott Bryan look at the best new releases.


FRI 12:00 Dad's Army (b007nf83)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 Second Holmes (b015qy32)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 Destination - Fire! (m000xmrh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 New Creatives Dramas (m000xmrk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry (b08lk54g)
Episode 10

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.

The villagers confront the myth of the Essex Serpent for the last time. Cora and Will are forced to re-examine their relationship and their future.

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 Shardlake (b09k8qzc)
Heartstone

Episode 5

Lawyer-detective Matthew Shardlake returns in the fifth of C J Sansom's Tudor mysteries. At Hoyland, there’s growing rivalry between Sir Nicholas Hobbey’s young son David and his ward Hugh Curteys. Meanwhile Shardlake travels to nearby Rolfswood to find out more about the mysterious past of Ellen Fettiplace, the Bedlam inmate he befriended in the course of another case two years previously.

Justin Salinger and Bryan Dick return as Matthew Shardlake and Jack Barak in Colin MacDonald's atmospheric dramatisation of the best-selling novel by C J Sansom.

Matthew Shardlake ..... Justin Salinger
Jack Barak ..... Bryan Dick
Hugh Curteys ..... Will Howard
David Hobbey ..... Tayla Kovacevic-Ebong
Rev Seckford ..... Neil McCaul
Nicholas Hobbey ..... David Seddon
Abigail Hobbey ..... Isabella Inchbald
Other parts played by members of the cast.

Writer ..... C J Sansom
Dramatist ..... Colin MacDonald
Director ..... David Jackson Young

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2018.


FRI 14:30 Australian Rap (b010y30r)
Rapping out dreamtime stories: a new outlet for Australian Aboriginal youth.
For years the Australian Aboriginal community have struggled to be heard. But as Mark Rickards discovers, today the youth have found a new voice through music and 'desert rap'.

Speaking to the first rappers to use their own Aboriginal language, Mark Rickards finds that the traditions of dreamtime storytelling have been reinvigorated by rap music. Although the style originated in the USA, Aboriginal youth have adapted it to suit their own needs. It can be used to tell the stories of life in the outback or life in the city, and to represent the often unheard voices of the Aboriginal people.

Mark visits an Aboriginal radio station which has helped bring indigenous rap to a wider audience, and looks at the challenges of getting mainstream recognition.

Today younger rappers are talking about a brighter future for the Aboriginal people, and their music shows hopeful signs for the gradual evolution of Australia itself.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2011.


FRI 15:00 The Mayor of Casterbridge (b00bvc00)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 It's Not What You Know (b036kbm5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


FRI 16:30 To the Manor Born (b007k4mq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


FRI 17:00 Guilt Trip (b07lhg2q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 17:30 Stand-Up Specials (m000xlkf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 18:00 Wally K Daly (b007js66)
Before the Screaming Begins

Episode 3

The sinister intentions of the alien invaders are finally revealed. Can the Earth fight back?

Conclusion of Before the Screaming Begins - the first of Wally K Daly's sci-fi trilogy which continues with The Silent Scream and With a Whimper to the Grave.

Tom Harris ...... James Laurenson
Sally Harris ...... Jennifer Piercey
Prime Minister ...... Patrick Troughton
AP Smith ...... Donald Hewlett
Detective Sergeant Forbes ...... Robert Trotter
Prime Minister's Wife ...... Katherine Parr
MP ...... Peter Williams
Brosteaux ...... Nigel Graham
Corporal Wilkes ...... Geoffrey Leesley,
Corporal Johnson ...... Eric Allen
Cabinet Minister ...... Maggie Ollerenshaw
Silkin ...... Peter Wickham
Alien Voice ...... Malcolm Gerard
Alien Controller ...... Manning Wilson

Director: Martin Jenkins

First broadcast as a 90 minute Saturday-Night Theatre production on BBC Radio 4 in 1978.


FRI 18:30 Off the Page (b00vky79)
Living Cheap

"My name is David Collins. I'm 69 years old and I live in an almshouse."

Everyone tells us we are living in tough times, so three guests explain what that means for them. David Collins is an actor who has found a medieval sounding solution - an almshouse - to the big squeeze. Laurie Penny is a 23 year-old recent graduate who writes for free on her blog Penny Red, and until recently was living in a house she described as a scene from 'Withnail and I.' And Pauline Black, the lead singer of the Selecter, resists the charge that it was her baby boomer generation that has spent all the money and messed up the economy for everyone else.

Presenter Dominic Arkwright

Producer Miles Warde

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2010.


FRI 19:00 Dad's Army (b007nf83)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 Second Holmes (b015qy32)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 Destination - Fire! (m000xmrh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 New Creatives Dramas (m000xmrk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m000xmrm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 22:00 Stand-Up Specials (m000xlkf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 Seekers (b05zld8s)
Series 2

Stu's Birthday

It's Stuart's birthday, and Joe and Terry want to throw him a party. Meanwhile Nicola meets a very handsome man.

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 (b007k4lr)
4. Heroes and Villains

Roger McGough's poetic reflections on relatives and retsina.

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 (b01n2141)
Series 4

Scare in the Community

John Shuttleworth's worries over hidden dangers aren't shared by agent Ken or wife Mary. Stars Graham Fellows. From March 2003.


FRI 23:30 Richard Herring's Objective (b017cfkv)
Series 2

Page 3

'Page 3' has been the cause of controversy, so Richard debates whether it's something that we should celebrate, or consign to the dustbin of history.

Series in which Richard Herring pokes and prods a variety controversial objects and see if the controversy falls out. Through vox pops, interviews and stand up comedy Richard examines the objects' history, meaning and significance and challenges our assumed logic and stereotypes.

Can we reclaim these objects away from their unfortunate associations?

Written by and starring Richard Herring.

With Emma Kennedy and special guest, the glamour model Lucy Pinder.

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 (Omnibus) 07:20 SUN (b08gdw3v)

44 Scotland Street 02:15 SAT (b08fhsjb)

55 and Over 12:00 SAT (b01nt3xm)

55 and Over 07:00 TUE (b01nxh1h)

55 and Over 17:00 TUE (b01nxh1h)

55 and Over 05:00 WED (b01nxh1h)

A Death in the Family by Karl Ove Knausgaard (Omnibus) 13:00 SUN (b08brx3j)

A Death in the Family by Karl Ove Knausgaard (Omnibus) 01:00 MON (b08brx3j)

A Good Read 18:30 MON (b01k9wpw)

A Good Read 00:30 TUE (b01k9wpw)

A Life of Bliss 08:30 SUN (m000169w)

Absolute Power 23:30 THU (b00805kb)

Alexei Sayle's Imaginary Sandwich Bar 23:00 SUN (b080tynb)

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

An Actor's Life for Me 09:30 THU (b007szmj)

An Actor's Life for Me 16:30 THU (b007szmj)

An Actor's Life for Me 04:30 FRI (b007szmj)

Archive on 4 13:00 SAT (b0b3vv2q)

Archive on 4 01:00 SUN (b0b3vv2q)

Archive on 4 11:00 TUE (b09nqnxw)

Archive on 4 21:00 TUE (b09nqnxw)

Australian Rap 14:30 FRI (b010y30r)

Big Jim and the Figaro Club 08:30 WED (b008klgb)

Big Jim and the Figaro Club 12:30 WED (b008klgb)

Big Jim and the Figaro Club 19:30 WED (b008klgb)

Big Problems with Helen Keen 07:00 MON (b05xh31b)

Big Problems with Helen Keen 17:00 MON (b05xh31b)

Big Problems with Helen Keen 05:00 TUE (b05xh31b)

Black Velvet 18:00 SUN (b007jqnf)

Black Velvet 00:00 MON (b007jqnf)

Bunk Bed 23:30 WED (b091wb3b)

Cliche 23:30 TUE (m000xqlq)

Colin Hoult's Carnival of Monsters 23:00 THU (b036mykr)

Counterpoint 04:00 SAT (b00snrk0)

Dad's Army 08:00 FRI (b007nf83)

Dad's Army 12:00 FRI (b007nf83)

Dad's Army 19:00 FRI (b007nf83)

David Ashton - The Two Sisters 18:00 SAT (b0721g5y)

David Ashton - The Two Sisters 00:00 SUN (b0721g5y)

Dead Ringers 23:00 MON (m000xg1j)

Dead Ringers 09:00 TUE (m000xg1j)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:00 SUN (b08psd5v)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:00 SUN (b08psd5v)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 11:00 THU (b08psd5v)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:00 THU (b08psd5v)

Destination - Fire! 06:00 MON (m000xlly)

Destination - Fire! 13:00 MON (m000xlly)

Destination - Fire! 20:00 MON (m000xlly)

Destination - Fire! 01:00 TUE (m000xlly)

Destination - Fire! 06:00 TUE (m000xm13)

Destination - Fire! 13:00 TUE (m000xm13)

Destination - Fire! 20:00 TUE (m000xm13)

Destination - Fire! 01:00 WED (m000xm13)

Destination - Fire! 06:00 WED (m000xm5z)

Destination - Fire! 13:00 WED (m000xm5z)

Destination - Fire! 20:00 WED (m000xm5z)

Destination - Fire! 01:00 THU (m000xm5z)

Destination - Fire! 06:00 THU (m000xmkd)

Destination - Fire! 13:00 THU (m000xmkd)

Destination - Fire! 20:00 THU (m000xmkd)

Destination - Fire! 01:00 FRI (m000xmkd)

Destination - Fire! 06:00 FRI (m000xmrh)

Destination - Fire! 13:00 FRI (m000xmrh)

Destination - Fire! 20:00 FRI (m000xmrh)

Doctor Finlay 01:30 SAT (b0089kwf)

Dr Hannah Fry: Codebreaker 11:00 WED (m000xm63)

Dr Hannah Fry: Codebreaker 21:00 WED (m000xm63)

Drama 10:00 MON (b08rpdgz)

Drama 15:00 MON (b08rpdgz)

Drama 03:00 TUE (b08rpdgz)

Drama 10:00 TUE (b08skykk)

Drama 15:00 TUE (b08skykk)

Drama 03:00 WED (b08skykk)

Ed Reardon's Week 07:30 TUE (m000xf19)

Ed Reardon's Week 17:30 TUE (m000xf19)

Ed Reardon's Week 22:00 TUE (m000xf19)

Ed Reardon's Week 05:30 WED (m000xf19)

Elvenquest 22:30 SAT (b0170c13)

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

England, Their England by AG MacDonell 08:30 MON (m000xlm4)

England, Their England by AG MacDonell 12:30 MON (m000xlm4)

England, Their England by AG MacDonell 19:30 MON (m000xlm4)

Fags, Mags and Bags 05:00 SAT (b0bgrs9n)

Geoffrey Household - Rogue Justice 01:00 SAT (b00h9t28)

Giles Cooper - The Return of General Forefinger 06:00 SAT (m000xktw)

Giles Cooper - The Return of General Forefinger 16:00 SAT (m000xktw)

Giles Cooper - The Return of General Forefinger 04:00 SUN (m000xktw)

Great Lives 07:30 SAT (b087qjzg)

Great Lives 17:30 SAT (b087qjzg)

Great Lives 05:30 SUN (b087qjzg)

Great Lives 18:30 THU (b04dyk53)

Great Lives 00:30 FRI (b04dyk53)

Guilt Trip 07:00 FRI (b07lhg2q)

Guilt Trip 17:00 FRI (b07lhg2q)

Guy Browning's Small Talk 22:45 THU (b0076d91)

Hal 14:00 SAT (b08lgdpn)

Hal 02:00 SUN (b08lgdpn)

Hal 23:30 MON (b08m9flm)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:00 WED (b007k1nm)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:00 WED (b007k1nm)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:00 WED (b007k1nm)

Hennikay 05:30 SAT (m000xdt7)

Hobby Bobbies 07:00 WED (b04v3cx5)

Hobby Bobbies 17:00 WED (b04v3cx5)

Hobby Bobbies 05:00 THU (b04v3cx5)

How to Survive the Roman Empire, by Pliny and Me (Omnibus) 14:20 SUN (b09mwcyg)

How to Survive the Roman Empire, by Pliny and Me (Omnibus) 02:20 MON (b09mwcyg)

I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue 07:30 MON (m000xdy8)

I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue 17:30 MON (m000xdy8)

I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue 22:00 MON (m000xdy8)

I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue 05:30 TUE (m000xdy8)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 08:00 THU (b01211y0)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 12:00 THU (b01211y0)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 19:00 THU (b01211y0)

Inheritance Tracks 07:10 SUN (b09k85pn)

Inheritance Tracks 14:10 SUN (b09wtz8n)

Inheritance Tracks 02:10 MON (b09wtz8n)

Inheritance Tracks 11:50 MON (m000xlm8)

Inheritance Tracks 21:50 MON (m000xlm8)

It's Not What You Know 09:00 FRI (b036kbm5)

It's Not What You Know 16:00 FRI (b036kbm5)

James Hilton - Lost Horizon 03:00 SAT (b00tp95x)

Jenny Stephens - Project Archangel 00:00 SAT (b00wmp8p)

Jenny Stephens - Project Archangel 18:00 MON (b00wmr9r)

Jenny Stephens - Project Archangel 00:00 TUE (b00wmr9r)

Jenny Stephens - Project Archangel 18:00 TUE (b00wmznd)

Jenny Stephens - Project Archangel 00:00 WED (b00wmznd)

Lemn Sissay's Origin Stories 07:00 THU (b07z3zfw)

Lemn Sissay's Origin Stories 17:00 THU (b07z3zfw)

Lemn Sissay's Origin Stories 05:00 FRI (b07z3zfw)

Leonard Rossiter - In a Nutshell 07:25 SAT (b00sj95g)

Leonard Rossiter - In a Nutshell 17:25 SAT (b00sj95g)

Leonard Rossiter - In a Nutshell 05:25 SUN (b00sj95g)

Liam Williams: Ladhood 23:00 TUE (b09b0wbn)

Life on Egg 22:30 WED (b087p3sm)

Linard's Travels 14:30 TUE (b047bzl0)

Linard's Travels 02:30 WED (b047bzl0)

Listen Against 22:30 TUE (b008drpb)

Masala FM 14:30 SAT (b007x0c9)

Masala FM 02:30 SUN (b007x0c9)

Masala FM 23:30 SUN (b007jyfv)

Melissa Murray - The Other World 16:00 SUN (m000xlxy)

Melissa Murray - The Other World 20:00 SUN (m000xlxy)

Melissa Murray - The Other World 04:00 MON (m000xlxy)

Millport 09:30 TUE (b008h51h)

Millport 16:30 TUE (b008h51h)

Millport 04:30 WED (b008h51h)

Multi Story Shorts 10:45 SUN (m000xlxm)

Multi Story Shorts 21:45 SUN (m000xlxm)

Multi Story Shorts 11:45 THU (m000xlxm)

Multi Story Shorts 21:45 THU (m000xlxm)

Music on Hold 14:30 THU (b04vflsd)

Music on Hold 02:30 FRI (b04vflsd)

New Creatives Dramas 06:30 MON (m000xlm1)

New Creatives Dramas 13:30 MON (m000xlm1)

New Creatives Dramas 20:30 MON (m000xlm1)

New Creatives Dramas 01:30 TUE (m000xlm1)

New Creatives Dramas 06:30 TUE (m000xm15)

New Creatives Dramas 13:30 TUE (m000xm15)

New Creatives Dramas 20:30 TUE (m000xm15)

New Creatives Dramas 01:30 WED (m000xm15)

New Creatives Dramas 06:30 WED (m000xm61)

New Creatives Dramas 13:30 WED (m000xm61)

New Creatives Dramas 20:30 WED (m000xm61)

New Creatives Dramas 01:30 THU (m000xm61)

New Creatives Dramas 06:30 THU (m000xmkg)

New Creatives Dramas 13:30 THU (m000xmkg)

New Creatives Dramas 20:30 THU (m000xmkg)

New Creatives Dramas 01:30 FRI (m000xmkg)

New Creatives Dramas 06:30 FRI (m000xmrk)

New Creatives Dramas 13:30 FRI (m000xmrk)

New Creatives Dramas 20:30 FRI (m000xmrk)

Off the Page 00:30 SAT (b00t0fzl)

Off the Page 18:30 FRI (b00vky79)

One Man's War 14:30 MON (b01n651t)

One Man's War 02:30 TUE (b01n651t)

Podcast Radio Hour 11:00 FRI (m000xmrm)

Podcast Radio Hour 21:00 FRI (m000xmrm)

Poetry Extra 12:00 SUN (m000xlxt)

Poetry Extra 17:00 SUN (m000xlxt)

Poetry Extra 05:00 MON (m000xlxt)

Political Animals 22:30 THU (b01mdgwx)

Quote... Unquote 09:00 MON (b07z414v)

Quote... Unquote 16:00 MON (b07z414v)

Quote... Unquote 04:00 TUE (b07z414v)

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Richard Herring's Objective 23:30 FRI (b017cfkv)

Rigor Mortis 22:00 SAT (b007mdgd)

Roald Dahl: Served with a Twist 18:45 SUN (b07j4kc7)

Roald Dahl: Served with a Twist 00:45 MON (b07j4kc7)

Sarah Kendall: Talking Story 07:30 THU (m000xfhh)

Sarah Kendall: Talking Story 17:30 THU (m000xfhh)

Sarah Kendall: Talking Story 22:00 THU (m000xfhh)

Sarah Kendall: Talking Story 05:30 FRI (m000xfhh)

Second Holmes 08:30 FRI (b015qy32)

Second Holmes 12:30 FRI (b015qy32)

Second Holmes 19:30 FRI (b015qy32)

Seekers 22:30 FRI (b05zld8s)

Shardlake 14:15 MON (b09k1dpb)

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Shardlake 14:15 THU (b09k894j)

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Shardlake 14:15 FRI (b09k8qzc)

Short Cuts 18:30 WED (m0007wvz)

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Smile 15:30 SUN (b01jg73p)

Smile 03:30 MON (b01jg73p)

Snap 08:30 SAT (b00tzw0w)

Snap 09:30 WED (m00016gc)

Snap 16:30 WED (m00016gc)

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Sneakernomics 11:00 SUN (p09fy371)

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Soul Music 18:30 TUE (b01blj2b)

Soul Music 00:30 WED (b01blj2b)

Sounding Off with McGough 23:00 FRI (b007k4lr)

Sounds Natural 14:30 WED (b07m7kcq)

Sounds Natural 02:30 THU (b07m7kcq)

Stand-Up Specials 07:30 FRI (m000xlkf)

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Stand-Up Specials 22:00 FRI (m000xlkf)

Start/Stop 15:00 SAT (b07lhk6p)

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Start/Stop 12:30 SUN (b07m7z0t)

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Steptoe and Son 08:00 MON (b007k1r0)

Steptoe and Son 12:00 MON (b007k1r0)

Steptoe and Son 19:00 MON (b007k1r0)

TED Radio Hour 11:00 MON (m000xlm6)

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The 27-Year Itch 08:30 THU (b0b52f51)

The 27-Year Itch 12:30 THU (b0b52f51)

The 27-Year Itch 19:30 THU (b0b52f51)

The Arthur Haynes Show 09:00 SUN (m0008x0v)

The Elephant Man 09:30 MON (b04wjsk0)

The Elephant Man 16:30 MON (b04wjsk0)

The Elephant Man 04:30 TUE (b04wjsk0)

The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry (Omnibus) 06:00 SUN (b08ltqlg)

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The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry 14:00 MON (b08lgq9q)

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The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry 14:00 TUE (b08lh7v1)

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The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry 14:00 THU (b08ljz9x)

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The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry 14:00 FRI (b08lk54g)

The Goon Show 08:00 TUE (b00jctj9)

The Goon Show 12:00 TUE (b00jctj9)

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The Louis Zamperini Story 02:30 SAT (b04n67xj)

The Mark Steel Lecture 15:30 SAT (b007jlw6)

The Mark Steel Lecture 23:30 SAT (b007jlwr)

The Mark Steel Lecture 03:30 SUN (b007jlw6)

The Mayor of Casterbridge 10:00 WED (b00bbdmb)

The Mayor of Casterbridge 15:00 WED (b00bbdmb)

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The Mayor of Casterbridge 10:00 THU (b00bfk05)

The Mayor of Casterbridge 15:00 THU (b00bfk05)

The Mayor of Casterbridge 03:00 FRI (b00bfk05)

The Mayor of Casterbridge 10:00 FRI (b00bvc00)

The Mayor of Casterbridge 15:00 FRI (b00bvc00)

The Mel and Sue Thing 22:30 SUN (b0076b0y)

The Meow Show With Ed Reardon and Elgar 09:00 SAT (b0868bq0)

The Meow Show With Ed Reardon and Elgar 19:00 SAT (b0868bq0)

The Motion Show 08:00 SAT (b00762c8)

The Motion Show 09:00 WED (b00762gh)

The Motion Show 16:00 WED (b00762gh)

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The Museum of Curiosity 16:00 TUE (b08bzcd3)

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The Shuttleworths 23:15 FRI (b01n2141)

The Skivers 23:00 SAT (b00d8pgd)

The Write Stuff 09:00 THU (m000xmkk)

The Write Stuff 16:00 THU (m000xmkk)

The Write Stuff 04:00 FRI (m000xmkk)

To the Manor Born 04:30 SAT (b007k4dj)

To the Manor Born 09:30 FRI (b007k4mq)

To the Manor Born 16:30 FRI (b007k4mq)

Tom Wrigglesworth's Hang-Ups 22:30 MON (b06rz9hx)

Unite 07:30 WED (m000xdqm)

Unite 17:30 WED (m000xdqm)

Unite 22:00 WED (m000xdqm)

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Wally K Daly 18:00 WED (b007js5k)

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Winston 08:30 TUE (b007svwq)

Winston 12:30 TUE (b007svwq)

Winston 19:30 TUE (b007svwq)

Woof 22:45 WED (b0bgrtmh)