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SATURDAY 31 JULY 2021

SAT 00:00 Charles Chilton - Journey into Space (b007js79)
The World in Peril

Episode 15

Stranded on the surface of the asteroid, Captain Jet Morgan and Doc fight desperately to be rescued.

Completing the sci-fi trilogy of the adventures of Captain Jet Morgan, Mitch, Doc and Lemmy.

Jet Morgan …. Andrew Faulds
Stephen ‘Mitch’ Mitchell …. Don Sharp
Doc Matthews …. Guy Kingsley-Poynter
Lemmy Barnet …. Alfie Bass
Flynn …. Pat Campbell
Various …. Alan Tilvern
Rogers/The Martian/Announcer …. David Jacobs

Music composed by Van Phillips

Written and produced by Charles Chilton.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in January 1956.


SAT 00:30 Off the Page (b00w227t)
Favourite Child

Who was the favourite in your family, and do you have one amongst your own children?

It's the great taboo.

Dominic Arkwright is joined by Rebecca Abrams, who bravely admits that she found it hard to love her first child after her second child was born.

David Akinsanya grew up in care, aware that he was nobody's favourite child.

And Bidisha has always known she is the most favoured.

Why is it that even as adults it matters so much?

More new writing and honest, revealing talk

Producer: Beth O'Dea

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2010.


SAT 01:00 Hercule Poirot (b01b3fdv)
Mrs McGinty's Dead

5. Final Clue

The chaos of Long Meadows provides Hercule Poirot with his final clue to unveiling the pitiless murderer.

But there's also another surprise in store for the Belgian detective...

Conclusion of Agatha Christie's whodunit starring John Moffatt.

Hercule Poirot ...... John Moffatt
Ariadne Oliver ...... Julia MacKenzie
Superintendent Spence ...... George Baker
Robin Upward ...... Nick Waring
Maud Williams ...... Beth Chalmers
Maureen Summerhayes ...... Molly Gaisford
Major Summerhayes ...... Ian Masters
Eve Carpenter ...... Angela Sims
Guy Carpenter ...... Dominic Colchester
Mrs Rendell ...... Susannah Corbett

Dramatised by Michael Bakewell.

Director: Enyd Williams.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2006.


SAT 01:30 Cordoba (m000y7mr)
6. La Pista Falsa

Alex's predictions of death have been proved to be true.

Will anyone take up journalist DT Mitchell's quest for justice?

Starring Alison Steadman.

Conclusion of Nigel Baldwin’s thriller serial set in south Wales.

DT Mitchell …. Alison Steadman
Conrad De’Ath …. Bill Stewart
Thomas …. Alan Towner
Alex …. Leslie Rooney
Ieuan …. Robert Pugh
Beth …. Sue Jones Davies
Nurse …. Marie Phillips
Smith …. Ivor Roberts
Mrs Mitchell …. Lawmary Champion

Original music by Laurie Scott Baker.

Directed at BBC Wales by Jane Dauncey.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1992.


SAT 02:00 Birdcage Walk by Helen Dunmore (b08hqm3h)
Episode 10

Diner is taking Lizzie to the far side of the Gorge to a secret place.

It is here she must confront the truth about what actually happened to Diner's first wife...

Based in Bristol in 1792, Helen Dunmore's novel is set against a backdrop of the French Revolution.

It touches on radical idealism, property speculation, political turmoil and private tragedy...

Concluded by Hattie Morahan and Carl Prekopp

Abridged by Sara Davies.

Producer: Julian Wilkinson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2017


SAT 02:15 Claudia Roden: A Book of Middle Eastern Food (b09xp0w7)
5. Celebrated

As Claudia continues to research and share recipes from all over the world, she is celebrated by fellow cooks but still prepares meals with her family, including granddaughter Nell, rather than her mother.

Published in 1968, Claudia Roden's book was a major landmark in the history of food writing and paved the way for all the TV chefs who followed.

Anjum Malik’s entertaining dramatisation, shines a light on an extraordinary global cook, still travelling the world sharing recipes and cultures.

Claudia Roden ……. Tracy-Ann Oberman
Nelly Douek ……. Ann Marcuson
Cesar Douek ……. David Fleeshman
Interviewer/Auntie ……. Perveen Hussain
Yotam Ottolenghi ……. Yotam Ottolenghi
Young Nelly ……. Nelly Wolman

Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore
Producers: Polly Thomas & Eloise Whitmore
Executive Producer: Robert Abel

A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in April 2018.


SAT 02:30 Paul is Dead (b04l0tvb)
In 1969, with The Beatles in financial and creative turmoil, a strange rumour swept the world.

It began with a phone call to a US chat show - Paul McCartney had been killed in a road accident and replaced by the winner of a look-a-like competition, William Campbell an orphan from Edinburgh.

And there were clues that could only be revealed by playing the Beatles records backwards.

It sounds unlikely, but millions of fans believed it.

We speak with the man who took that phone call, the hoaxer who developed the myth, and an expert on folklore who sees uncanny parallels with ancient myths about changelings and the darker side of fairies.

What does this odd tale tell us about The Beatles' place in our cultural history?

Featuring out takes, clips from interviews and rarer versions of Beatles songs.

Producer: Matt Thompson

A Rockethouse production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in October 2014.

**** NOTES ON THE MUSIC USED IN THIS PROGRAMME ****

Wherever possible or appropriate, raw sounding demo or instrumental recordings from The Beatles Anthology albums were used.

For ultra lush mixes, the remixed versions from The Beatles' Love album were used. Interludes and chit chat were from the Let it Be Naked - Fly on the Wall CD which contains out takes from the Let It Be film recordings.

Timings refer to the actual programme start.

0.00 Yesterday (alt acoustic version) (Disc 1, Track 7 - Anthology 2, The Beatles)

1.08 Ballad Of Paul (Track 24 - Beatlemaniacs!!! The World of Beatles Novelty Records)

1.17 I Am The Walrus (no overdubs) (Disc 2, Track 14 - Anthology 2, The Beatles)

1.37 Revolution 9 (Disc 2, Track 12 - The Beatles, The Beatles)

1.53 Ballad Of Paul (Track 24 - Beatlemaniacs!!! The World of Beatles Novelty Records)
3.17 I'm Looking Through You (Unissued version) (Disc 1, Track 15 - Anthology 2, The Beatles)

4.07 Revolution 9 (Disc 2, Track 12 - The Beatles, The Beatles)
4.17 Revolution 9 (reversed by programme producer)

5.25 The Fool On The Hill (Demo) (Disc 2, Track 15 - Anthology 2, The Beatles)

6.33 A Day In The Life (take1/2) (Disc 2, Track 5 - Anthology 2, The Beatles)

8.16 Strawberry Fields Forever (Track 8 - Magical Mystery Tour, The Beatles)

8.24 I'm Only Sleeping (Rehearsal) (Disc 1, Track 22 - Anthology 2, The Beatles)

9.02 Fly On The Wall (In rehearsal) (Disc 2, Track 1 - Let It Be...Naked, The Beatles)

9.12 Revolution 9 (Disc 2, Track 12 - The Beatles, The Beatles)

10.57 Glass Onion (Remix) (Track 3 - Love, The Beatles)

11.12 Glass Onion (Disc 1, Track 3 - The Beatles, The Beatles)

12.07 Eleanor Rigby (Strings Only) (Disc 1, Track 21 - Anthology 2, The Beatles)

13.34 Strawberry Fields Forever (Remix) (Track 13 - Love, The Beatles)

14.54 Strawberry Fields Forever (Remix) (Track 13 - Love, The Beatles)
16.47 I'm Looking Through You (Disc 1, Track 15 - Anthology 2, The Beatles)

17.33 John, Paul, George & Ringo (Track 1 - Beatlemaniacs!!! The World of Beatles Novelty Records)

18.13 Within You, Without You [Instrumental] (Disc 2, Track 11 - Anthology 2, The Beatles)

21.21 Your Mother Should Know (take 27) (Disc 2, Track 16 - Anthology 2, The Beatles)

23.18 Fly On The Wall (Paul on piano) (Disc 2, Track 1 - Let It Be...Naked, The Beatles)

23.54 Fly On The Wall (Anyone seen John) (Disc 2, Track 1 - Let It Be...Naked, The Beatles)

25.15 Octopus's Garden / Sun King (Remix) (Track 16 - Love, The Beatles)


SAT 03:00 Noel Coward Mysteries - A Bullet At Balmain's (b00t5jmj)
Noel Coward in Post-Liberation Paris, 1948: haute couture, existentialism, jazz . . . and death.

Coward is in Paris to play the lead in his own play 'Present Laughter' in French.

But the murder of a promiscuous mannequin provides a stylish distraction.

Malcolm Sinclair stars as Noel Coward.

Another adventure for the celebrated playwright, actor, composer and amateur detective by Marcy Kahan.

Noel Coward …… Malcolm Sinclair
Lorn Loraine …… Eleanor Bron
Cole Lesley …… Tam Williams
Ginette Spanier …… Linda Marlowe
Monique …… Susy Kane
Beatrice …… Jaimi Barbakoff
Chester Flyete …… Everal Walsh
Jean-Marc Delafosse …… William Hootkins
Vendeuse …… Francis Jeater

Director: Ned Chaillet

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2003.


SAT 04:00 It's Not What You Know (b037hmyc)
Series 2

Episode 4

Who is Nick Helm's all time hero?

What is the most embarrassing thing Isy Suttie's mum ever did?

Who would play Dougie Anderson in the film of his life?

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

Hosted by Miles Jupp.

Producer: Sam Michell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2013.


SAT 04:30 To the Manor Born (b007m9wg)
The Spare Room

DeVere takes a shine to Mrs fforbes-Hamilton's guest. Is Audrey jealous?

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
Podge Hodge ..... Zulema Dene

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

Producer: Jane Berthoud

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in March 1997.


SAT 05:00 Guilt Trip (b07nrlqx)
Episode 4

On the last day of the walk, Ros and Laura still have 10 miles to go. But when they oversleep at the hotel they weren't supposed to be staying at in the first place, it's not looking good.

They're hung over and Ruth is organising a big reception for them at Tower Bridge - but will they get there in time?

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

A mother and daughter are undertaking a two week sponsored walk along The Thames Path to raise money for the dead and divorced father's charity. Will they complete it?

Ros ...... Felicity Montagu
Laura ...... Olivia Nixon
Stepmother ...... Katherine Jakeways

With Katie Redford, Jeff Rawle Velibor Topic, George Watkins, Nancy Crane and Chris Pavlo.

Producer: Jane Berthoud

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


SAT 05:30 Stand-Up Specials (m000y64v)
Syd

Arthur Smith brings his hit Edinburgh Festival show to Radio 4.

Arthur's father Syd was an ordinary man in extraordinary times. Just 17 when he signed up, he fought at El Alamein, was captured and then imprisoned in Colditz and, after the war, joined the Metropolitan Police. He spent the rest of his working life patrolling the streets of London and had possibly the worst arrest rate in the force - having been a prisoner of war he had no desire to subject anyone else to suffer a loss of liberty.

In this funny and tender evocation of post-war Britain, Arthur brings us Syd's diary entries and conjures up the spirit of his father, a man of great integrity and humour.

Recorded in front of a live, socially distanced audience, with assistance from his brother Nick and music from Kirsty Newton.

Producer: Alison Vernon-Smith

A Yada-Yada Audio production for BBC Radio 4


SAT 06:00 Jerome K Jerome - Three Men in a Boat (b007k2b8)
J, Harris, George and Montmorency the dog, feel they are in need of a little holiday.

So they decide to take a boat trip along the River Thames.

Starring Leslie Phillips, Kenneth Horne and Hubert Gregg.

Hubert Gregg's musical adaptation of Jerome K Jerome's famous Victorian comic novel.

George ........ Leslie Phillips
Harris ........ Kenneth Horne
'J' ........ Hubert Gregg
Montmorency ........ Percy Edwards
Station Master ........ Arthur Howard
Driver/ Landlord ........ Fred Yule

Other parts played by:

Lewis Stringer
Arthur Gomez
Anthony Hall
Michael Deacon
Barbara Mitchell
Elizabeth Morgan
Dorriet Wells
Peggy Butt
John Baddeley

BBC Augmented Revue Orchestra conducted by Malcolm Lockyer.

Singers:

Joan Brown
Cliff Adams Singers
Dorothy Dorow
Jillian Gray
Sylvia King
Ray Cook
John O’Neil

Producer: Mark White

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service on Boxing Day 1962.


SAT 07:30 Great Lives (b01g9c4w)
Series 27

Gertrude Stein

Gertude Stein, American poet, writer and art collector, lived most of her life in France.

She was one of the first people to spot the genius of Picasso, Cezanne and Matisse, and she believed she was a genius too. Opinion on that score remains divided.

Erin Pizzey nominates Stein because she inspired her to ‘live a life without compromise’.

Since setting up the world's first refuge for battered women in 1971, Pizzey has campaigned and written about domestic violence, publishing ‘Scream Quietly Or The Neighbours Will Hear’ and her autobiography ‘This Way To The Revolution’.

Joining presenter Matthew Parris in the studio is Diana Souhami, author of ‘Gertrude and Alice’.

Producer: Isobel Eaton

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2012.


SAT 08:00 The Motion Show (b00762sc)
Series 4

Episode 5

Debates galore from the state of politics - to the existence of supernatural forces.

Graeme Garden chairs the quirky battle of words and wit.

With Gyles Brandreth, Scott Capurro, Arthur Smith and Paul Daniels.

Producer: Helen Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2001.


SAT 08:30 Smelling of Roses (b007k1kz)
Series 2

The Comeback Kid

Rosie and her team are asked to relaunch the career of an ageing children's TV presenter

Can they prove that old fashioned entertainment can win out over computer games?

Prunella Scales stars in Simon Brett's sitcom.

The trials and tribulations of Rosie Burns and her event management company, based in Brighton.

Rosie ...... Prunella Scales
Kate ...... Arabella Weir
Jo ...... Rebecca Callard
Bob ...... Duncan Preston
Tess ...... Annette Badland
Tommy Tummy ...... David Wood
Julian ...... James Vaughan
Bernard ...... Jim North
Children ...... Stefan Abingdon /Alice Connor

Producer: Maria Esposito

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2001.


SAT 09:00 The Lives and Work of Somerset Maugham (b054051p)
William Somerset Maugham was one of the most commercially successful English writers ever.

His plays, short stories and novels effortlessly sold in their millions; his work on stage, page and screen drew huge audiences.

Maugham remains the English writer most adapted for film and TV. And yet he described himself as possessing only a "knack" for writing and his place among the literary greats as being only "in the first row of the second rate". Despite his huge popularity with a mass audience, the literary establishment dismissed him as "middle brow".

The subjects he wrote about, and his complex and exotic lifestyle moulded the image of the successful 20th century writer - a wide circle of famous friends, a villa in the South of France, the adulation of readers across the globe and the ears of the Empire's leaders.

His own long life, too, reads like the plot for a novel. Born when Disraeli was Prime Minister, he died when the 60s were in full swing. He trained as a doctor, dedicated himself to being a writer, and spent time as a First World War spy. He travelled the globe in search of material for stories - chronicling the boredom, frustration and scandals of the colonial class of empire builders.

His private life was complicated. In England he seemed a pillar of the establishment, yet he set up an exotic and promiscuous lifestyle in a villa on the Cote d'Azur with a succession of gay lovers. His last years were marked by an extraordinary, toxic family quarrel, betrayal and a public fall from grace.

Simon Fanshawe examines the literary legacy and complex private lives of Maugham in the company of writers, performers, biographers and family members.

Producer: Mike Greenwood

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by Pier Productions and first broadcast in February 2015.


SAT 12:00 Andy Hamilton Sort of Remembers (b098jtq1)
Series 1

Childhood

Writer and comedian, Andy Hamilton shares his observations and reminiscences about his personal life and 40 years working in comedy.

For starters, Andy recalls his favourite childhood sounds of the ice-cream van and the roar of the Stamford Bridge. Plus his memories of being an overcautious and yet inattentive parent.

The rest of this four-part series looks at Politics, The Human Body and Animals.

Using comic observation and personal anecdotes he explore each theme, examining how much (or how little) things have changed over his 60ish years.

It’s Andy’s thoughtful, social history, but packed with laughs.

Producer: Claire Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2017.


SAT 12:30 The Brothers (b00nn2hg)
Series 2

Episode 1

Michael becomes obsessed by the circus - and Nigel has a bizarre encounter with a Ted Hughes poem.

Return of the sitcom about the dysfunctional Burbage siblings.

Written by Caroline and David Stafford.

Nigel Burbage …. Adam Godley
Michael Burbage …. Ray Coulthard
Oonagh …. Pauline McLynn
Zorro …. Alex Lowe

Director: Marc Beeby

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2005.


SAT 13:00 Charles Parker Prize (m000y68y)
2021

Sara Parker introduces a new generation of student features makers, all winners and finalists of the Charles Parker prize 2021 – set up in memory of her father.

Through the late 1950s and 60s, pioneering radio producer Charles Parker, along with folk icons Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger, made ‘The Radio Ballads’ , an innovative series which brought a new landscape of radio storytelling – interweaving interview and actuality with MacColl and Seeger’s musical narrative.

Charles’ daughter Sara Parker, herself an award-winning radio producer, hears this year's very best features on themes ranging from gender and race, body image, an asylum seeker, a window cleaner and a secluded all-male swimming place on the outskirts of Oxford to an invisible army of cleaners battling Covid and a doctor who turns to his love of the violin for solace with the Gold winning feature remembering 40 years on, the New Cross fire which killed 13 black teenagers.

There are extracts from the winning features of: Magdalena Moursy, Hunter Charlton, Chantal Herbert, Isobel Howe and Emma Millen, as well as the five runners-up Stephen Bissett, Shelley Gates, Mariana Araújo Ramos Maia Gonçalves, Ben Tulloh and Kate White.

You can hear the five winners’ work in full in the series ‘New Storytellers’ on BBC Radio 4 and BBC Sounds.

Producer: Jay Sykes

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by Soundscape Productions.


SAT 14:00 Sara Pascoe: The Modern Monkey (b09ry6k4)
Series 1

Murder

Sara Pascoe sets out to explore our modern social world though theories of Evolutionary Psychology and more.

How does our monkey past influence our modern lives?

How come we can still get emotionally hijacked by our primitive emotions?

Murder fascinates and intrigues as much as it repels us.

Happily the human animal is much more of a pacifist than lots of our other mammal relations, including meerkats (the adverts have lied to us). But even the most patient among us has probably been driven to murderous thoughts on occasion, especially when your sister steals your clothes.

From sibling rivalry, to pair bonding this is an informative and hilarious look at one of the darker aspects of human behaviour.

Recorded on location at The RAF Museum, Colindale

Written by and starring Sara Pascoe

Producer: Alexandra Smith

A BBC Studios production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in February 2018.


SAT 14:30 Ken Cheng: Chinese Comedian (m000fgst)
Series 2

1. Racism

Stand-up series exploring British Chinese culture from BBC New Comedy Award finalist Ken Cheng.

Dave's Joke of the Fringe Winner, Cambridge mathematics dropout and professional poker player Ken Cheng returns with series exploring free speech, social status, racism and money…

Producer: Adnan Ahmed

A BBC Studios production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in February 2020.


SAT 14:45 Charlotte and Lillian (m00094k1)
Series 2

1. The Game

Charlotte and Lillian are back, spending time together as part of a Befriend the Elderly scheme. They may bicker about everything from signs of dementia to the appeal of Harry Styles, but underneath it’s clear they are two kindred spirits. Two selfish, self-absorbed spirits, but ones who mirror and rely on each other nonetheless.

Very nearly 30, Charlotte is still living at home with her parents and chronically unable to figure out what to do with her life. Beneath her attempt at do-gooding is barely disguised despair. She's terrified she is no good. Useless. Unloveable. She looks to Lillian to provide some meaning to her life - if she can help to improve Lillian’s life somehow, she’d feel a lot better about her own. And there’s all the kudos and social media likes that come with charity work - not to mention the lure of Lillian's large spare room.

Lillian meanwhile is still her ebullient self, but her facade hides a nagging fear of what's to come - her body is giving up on her. Lillian's motto is still “Keep Buggering On” – aka keep getting at Charlotte – but increasingly, she’s forced to wonder why. She masks all this by doubling down and manipulating Charlotte into carrying out all her menial tasks. If Charlotte won’t do them, there are plenty of other volunteers who will.

Charlotte has met a new man, prompting Lillian to offer up her best dating advice. Things may have changed since Lillian’s day, but some of her suggestions contain hard-won, ageless wisdom. The trouble is, Charlotte can't tell which ones – and Lillian may not have her best interests at heart.

Charlotte ...... Helen Monks
Lillian ...... Miriam Margolyes

Written by: Kat Sommers and Holly Walsh.

Producer: Lucy Armitage

A Giddy Goat production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in October 2019.


SAT 15:00 Lewis Macleod Is Not Himself (b04grrpq)
Episode 1

The impression and sketch show that looks behind the scenes at the life and work of star impressionist Lewis Macleod

Lewis has performed on BBC Radio 4 Extra's Newsjack, plus Postman Pat, The Phantom Menace and Dead Ringers.

With:

Kate O'Sullivan
Duncan Wisbey
Julian Dutton

Producer: Lyndsay Fenner

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2014.


SAT 15:30 Mark Watson Makes the World Substantially Better (b00cxr1s)
Series 2

Courage

Mark Watson promotes the virtue of courage

Fresh from his quest to free us from the seven deadly sins in his first series - Mark turns his attention to six virtues.

Tim Key and Tim Minchin provide poetry, music and feats of cowardice.

Producer: Katie Marsden

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2007.


SAT 16:00 Jerome K Jerome - Three Men in a Boat (b007k2b8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 Great Lives (b01g9c4w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SAT 18:00 Stephen Mulrine - Ivan The Fool and Vasilisa The Wise (m00027jp)
“This is a very peculiar story....”

And so it is, with a man-eating witch, a talking doll, a dead princess and a live skeleton - the source of all the world's evil.

But the course of true love never did run smooth and Ivan the Fool is determined to marry the beautiful Vasilisa, no matter what the obstacles...

Nicholas McArdle narrates Stephen Mulrine’s magical drama.

Ivan The Fool …… Jonathan Tafler
Koschei …… John Rye
Vasilisa The Wise …… Victoria Carling
Baba Yaga …… Pauline Letts
Doll …… Caroline Gruber
Tsaritsa …… Julie Berry
The Priest …… Alan Dudley

Director: Matthew Walters

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1987.


SAT 19:00 The Lives and Work of Somerset Maugham (b054051p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 Rigor Mortis (b007r5lr)
Series 2

Episode 5

St Luke's Hospital Pathology holds its first ‘scratch night’ for work in progress.

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
with Beth Chalmers and Steven Kynman

Music by Paul Mottram and Stephanie Benavente.

Producer: Dawn Ellis

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2004.


SAT 22:30 Chain Reaction (b05417lh)
Series 10

Bob Mortimer talks to Vic Reeves

One half of comedy double-act Vic & Bob, Bob Mortimer,

talks to

The other half of comedy double-act Vic & Bob, Vic Reeves.

Vic & Bob are best know as the creators and stars of The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer, Shooting Stars and House of Fools.

Chain Reaction is the long running hostless chat show where last week's interviewee becomes this week's interviewer.

Producer: Charlie Perkins

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2015.


SAT 23:00 Sara Pascoe: The Modern Monkey (b09snj96)
Series 1

Jealousy

How does our monkey past influence our modern lives and how come we can still get emotionally hijacked by our primitive emotions?

Sara Pascoe investigates an emotion that we don't often like to admit to - Jealousy.

It's unattractive but in evolutionary terms, it's a survival tactic - it's good to be competitive for resources. But in the modern world, are we just hairless apes comparing ourselves on social media? And what can we do about it?

Recorded on location at The Foundling Museum in London.

Written by and starring Sara Pascoe

Producer: Alexandra Smith

A BBC Studios production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in February 2018.


SAT 23:30 The Mark Steel Lecture (b007qhq3)
Series 2

Karl Marx

A profile of the influential revolutionary thinker and philosopher.

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

With:

Martin Hyder
Carla Mendonca

Producer: Lucy Armitage

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2001.



SUNDAY 01 AUGUST 2021

SUN 00:00 Stephen Mulrine - Ivan The Fool and Vasilisa The Wise (m00027jp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 Charles Parker Prize (m000y68y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:00 Sara Pascoe: The Modern Monkey (b09ry6k4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:30 Ken Cheng: Chinese Comedian (m000fgst)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Saturday]


SUN 02:45 Charlotte and Lillian (m00094k1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Saturday]


SUN 03:00 Lewis Macleod Is Not Himself (b04grrpq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:00 on Saturday]


SUN 03:30 Mark Watson Makes the World Substantially Better (b00cxr1s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:30 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 Jerome K Jerome - Three Men in a Boat (b007k2b8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 Great Lives (b01g9c4w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 Birdcage Walk by Helen Dunmore (Omnibus) (b08jlx5b)
Episode 2

Diner questions where Lizzie has been on her nocturnal wanderings, and a chance encounter with a dressmaker on the streets of Bristol reveals a clue to John Diner's past.

Lizzie Fawkes decides to visit the dressmaker to find out more about Diner's first wife Lucie and the mysterious circumstances surrounding her death.

Based in Bristol in 1792, Helen Dunmore's novel is set against a backdrop of the French Revolution.

It touches on radical idealism, property speculation, political turmoil and private tragedy...

Omnibus of the last five of ten parts abridged by Sara Davies.

Read by Hattie Morahan and Carl Prekopp

Producer: Julian Wilkinson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2017.


SUN 07:10 Inheritance Tracks (b091vqr1)
Donna Leon

Crime novelist Donna Leon chooses Handel's 'Da Tempeste' as sung by Joyce DiDonato, and 'Myself I Shall Adore' by Cecilia Bartoli.


SUN 07:20 Claudia Roden: A Book of Middle Eastern Food (Omnibus) (b09ycynh)
Claudia remembers her early life in Cairo and the nostalgic dishes of her childhood.

Tracy-Ann Oberman stars as Claudia Roden.

Published in 1968, Claudia's book was a major landmark in the history of food writing and paved the way for all the TV chefs who followed.

Born in 1936 in Cairo, Claudia was a foreign food correspondent for the Daily Telegraph and the Sunday Times Magazine. Later, she hosted a BBC TV series, Claudia Roden's Mediterranean Cookery, and has won many awards and trophies.

Featuring cameos from Yotam Ottolenghi and Claudia's granddaughter, Nelly Wolman.

Anjum Malik’s entertaining five-part dramatisation shines a light on an extraordinary global cook, still traveling the world sharing recipes and cultures.

Omnibus of five parts.

Claudia Roden ……. Tracy-Ann Oberman
Nelly Douek ……. Ann Marcuson
Cesar Douek ……. David Fleeshman
Interviewer/Auntie ……. Perveen Hussain

Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore
Producers: Polly Thomas & Eloise Whitmore
Executive Producer: Robert Abel

A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in April 2018.


SUN 08:30 A Life of Bliss (m0001mzg)
A Slave of Fashion

David’s father takes up art, much to his amusement - until he has to pose for a portrait...

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
Mrs Bliss …. Gladys Young
Mr Bliss …. Carleton Hobbs
Lord Garland …. William Mervyn
'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 February 1959.


SUN 09:00 Not in Front of the Children (b08bs9qt)
Series 2

Old Grey Mare

Jennifer is 'expecting' and the family are expectant - a country week-end is planned, but some alarms spoil the excursions.

Starring Wendy Craig and Francis Matthew.

The comedy mishaps of the Corner family - Jennifer and Henry and their three kids Trudi, Amanda and Robin.

Jennifer Corner …. Wendy Craig
Henry Corner …. Francis Matthews
Mary …. Charlotte Mitchell
Trudi …. Roberta Tovey
Robin …. Hugo Keith-Johnston
Amanda …. Jill Riddick
Dr Steele …. Ross Hutchinson

Four series were first shown on BBC TV from 1967 to 1970. Richard Waring adapted his own scripts for this radio version, now fully restored from the original reel-to-reel tapes. Wendy Craig won a Best Actress BAFTA award for the TV version of Not in Front of the Children in 1969.

Music by Ronnie Hazlehurst

Producer: Trafford Whitelock.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1970.


SUN 09:30 An Actor's Life for Me (b007vhr4)
Series 1

Pantomime Cows

Robert lands a festive stage role, but ends up drinking before a show...

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

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

With Stephen Yardley, Royce Mills, Susan Sheridan, Anne Bryson and Joanna Mackie.

Producer: Paul Spencer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in March 1989.


SUN 10:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m000ydvx)
Comic Castaways 3

Sue Perkins

From Pergolesi to T.Rex.

Comedian and TV presenter, Sue Perkins shares her castaway choices with Kirsty Young.

She and her friend Mel Giedroyc first appeared as a comedy duo at the Edinburgh Fringe over 20 years ago and together they presented the first seven series of The Great British Bake Off.

Born at the end of the 1960s, Sue grew up in Croydon, the eldest of three siblings. By her own description a "shy and awkward" child, she nonetheless made it to Cambridge University to study English. She and Mel met at a Footlights open mic gig soon after she'd arrived. Their first joint high-profile success was landing a new live daytime programme on Channel 4 called Light Lunch, which turned them into household names.

Sue also formed a second presenting partnership, making historical food programmes with Giles Coren. When she was 38 she was diagnosed with a benign brain tumour which left her unable to have children. Sue was in a relationship with the TV presenter Anna Richardson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2017.


SUN 10:45 Multi Story Shorts (m000ydvz)
Embracing Yoga

Jal grew up in Preston, thinking yoga was just something grannies did in the temple and resisting suggestions she gave it a go herself. It wasn't until her husband Richard suggested a spontaneous trip to India that she truly connected to the spiritual practise.

This story originally appeared on the BBC podcast, Multi Story. Presented by Becca Bryers and produced by Versha Nayee.


SUN 11:00 The Moth Radio Hour (m000ydw1)
Out of Step, Out of Place

True stories told live in the USA: Jenifer Hixson introduces tales of outsiders, of being at odds....and moving beyond.

The Moth is an acclaimed not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling based in the USA. Since 1997, it has celebrated both the raconteur and the storytelling novice, who has lived through something extraordinary and yearns to share it. Originally formed by the writer George Dawes Green as an intimate gathering of friends on a porch in Georgia (where moths would flutter in through a hole in the screen), and then recreated in a New York City living room, The Moth quickly grew to produce immensely popular events at theatres and clubs around New York City and later around the USA, the UK and other parts of the world.

The Moth has presented more than 15,000 stories, told live and without notes, to standing-room-only crowds worldwide. The Moth podcast is downloaded over 27 million times a year.

Featuring true stories told live on stage without scripts, from the humorous to the heart-breaking.

The Moth Radio Hour is produced by Jay Allison and Atlantic Public Media in Woods Hole, Massachusetts and is distributed by the Public Radio Exchange.

First heard on PRX in February 2019.


SUN 11:50 Inheritance Tracks (b091vqr1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:10 today]


SUN 12:00 Poetry Extra (m000ydw3)
Adventures In Poetry - "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?"

As part of our Dive Into Summer season, poet Daljit Nagra selects an edition of Adventures in Poetry - "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?"

Adventures In Poetry - "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?" Sonnet No 18 by William Shakespeare.

"Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?" asks Richard Wilson, as he explores some of the hidden meanings and resonance of Shakespeare’s much-loved sonnet.

Reader – Andrew Hilton

Producer – Sara Davies

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1999.


SUN 12:30 Start/Stop (b07qc3gc)
Series 3

Friends

Start/Stop is a sitcom by Jack Docherty about three marriages in various states of disrepair.

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, and the characters are able to stop the action, explain themselves to the audience and start it all up again.

This week: 'Friends'.

Barney is being suspiciously nice to Cathy. Fiona wants Evan to invest in her new business but Evan thinks it will be a disaster. And David is trying not to be so controlling.

Cast:
Barney...Jack Docherty
Cathy...Kerry Godliman
Evan...John Thomson
Fiona...Fiona Allen
David...Charlie Higson
Alice...Laura Aikman

Written by: Jack Docherty
Producer: Claire Jones

A BBC Studio Production

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2016.


SUN 13:00 A Sting in the Tale (Omnibus) (m000ydw5)
Dave Goulson has always been obsessed with wildlife, from his childhood menagerie of exotic pets and dabbling in experimental taxidermy to his groundbreaking research into the mysterious ways of the bumblebee and his mission to protect our rarest bees.

Once commonly found in the marshes of Kent, the short-haired bumblebee now only exists in the wilds of New Zealand, the descendants of a few queen bees shipped over in the nineteenth century.
Dave Goulson shares exclusive research into these curious creatures, looks at history's relationship with the bumblebee and offers advice on how to protect it for all time.

We'll also hear about bumblebee sniffer dogs, how bees navigate their way home and why you should remember these tiny furry friends next time you pour ketchup on your fish and chips.

One of the UK's most respected conservationists and the founder of the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, Goulson combines Gerald Durrell-esque tales of a child's growing passion for nature with a deep insight into the crucial importance of the bumblebee.

He details the minutiae of life in their nests, sharing fascinating research into the effects intensive farming has had on our bee populations and on the potential dangers if we continue down this path.

Omnibus of five parts.

Read by Tim McInnerny.

Producer: Joanne Green

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2013.


SUN 14:10 Inheritance Tracks (b0bkr96j)
Gyles Brandreth

Gyles with Maurice Chevalier & Hermione Gingold’s I Remember It Well and The Muppets’ Simon Smith and His Amazing Dancing Bear."


SUN 14:20 Tessa Hadley - The Past (Omnibus) (b069npc6)
Episode 1

Tessa Hadley's powerful and haunting novel is a beautifully observed portrait of a family and the change wrought by time across the generations.

Three middle-aged sisters and a brother meet up in their grandparents' old house for three long, hot summer weeks.

Under the idyllic surface, there are immediate tensions. Secrets, misunderstandings and passion play out as the characters shift and reappraise and a way of life - bourgeois, literate, ritualised - winds down to its inevitable end.

While the siblings circle each other, and the adolescents approach each other, the children watch and come to their own conclusions.

Read by Sian Thomas.

Tessa Hadley is one of Britain's finest writers, an acute observer of character, time and place and the most published short story writer in the New Yorker in recent years.

Omnibus of the first five of ten episodes.

Abridged by Sally Marmion.

Producer: Di Speirs

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2015.


SUN 15:30 Paul is Dead (b04l0tvb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 02:30 on Saturday]


SUN 16:00 Peter Terson - Getting to Know Mr Schmeigelow (b071c6t2)
In 1925, the future designer Cecil Beaton came down from Cambridge deeply in debt.

His one ambition, to be accepted by the aristocratic and artistic.

But his father decided that he should learn to be a businessman and sent him to work in the City.

Julian Firth stars as Cecil Beaton in Peter Terson's drama.

Cecil Beaton ..... Julian Firth
William Eedle ..... Papa
Christian Rodska ..... Mr Schmeigelow
Mama ..... June Barrie
Nancy ..... Joanna MacKie
Baba ..... Jenny Funnel
Agnes Robertson ..... Susan Sheridan
Mr Skinner ..... Brian Miller
Boy Ie Bas ..... Paul Downing

Director: Shaun MacLoughlin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1990.


SUN 17:00 Poetry Extra (m000ydw3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 today]


SUN 17:30 Start/Stop (b07qc3gc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 today]


SUN 18:00 David Lemon - The Tunnel (b07mz0h8)
Britain 2056: George and his granddaughter are fleeing a chaotic and economically desperate land in an attempt to reach a rumoured safe haven across the water.

Can George deliver Chloe to safety with her faith in the future intact?

David Lemon's sci-fi drama is set after the collapse of the information age.

George ….. Jonathan Coy
Chloe ….. Georgia Groome
Simon ….. Neil Grainger
Mitch ….. Nicola Ferguson
Kenneth/The Captain ….. Sargon Yelda
Pamela ….. Adie Allen
Joel ….. James Lailey
French solider ….. Scarlett Brookes

Director: : Gemma Jenkins.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2016.


SUN 18:45 Get Carter: The Bloody Chamber (b0bkqt8g)
The Bloody Chamber

The first of five stories to gobble you up.

From Angela Carter's iconic collection of fairy stories and dramatised by Olivia Hetreed.

Angela Carter's re-telling of the story of Bluebeard. A young pianist marries a wealthy aristocrat, a Marquis, much older than herself and with three previous wives, all mysteriously deceased.

Finding herself alone in the empty castle, with nothing to do but play the piano, she cannot resist entering the one room the Marquis has forbidden to her.

At the time of writing The Bloody Chamber in the late 1970s, Carter was disaffected by both sides of the feminist debate. She re-worked traditional fairy tales from her own unique, literary outsider’s point of view, putting women at the centre of the stories.

With their feisty heroines and rgiastic mash-up of beasts, shape-shifters and ghouls, her extraordinary tales are the most perfect example of her style, not just for her incomparable prose, but also in the dizzying twists and turns of perception, fantasy and myth.

Controversially influenced by De Sade, she embraced the erotic, explored our deepest and darkest urges, and subverted the roles of hunter and prey, master and mistress so that, instead of male sexuality, it is the female that becomes transgressive and powerful.

Anne .........................Sophie Cookson
The Marquis .............Jasper Britton
Mother ......................Rakie Ayola
Jean Yves .................Nigel Pilkiington

Sound Design: Lucinda Mason Brown
Director / Producer: Fiona McAlpine

An Allegra production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in September 2018.


SUN 19:00 The Moth Radio Hour (m000ydw1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 19:50 Inheritance Tracks (b091vqr1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:10 today]


SUN 20:00 Peter Terson - Getting to Know Mr Schmeigelow (b071c6t2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 today]


SUN 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m000ydvx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


SUN 21:45 Multi Story Shorts (m000ydvz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today]


SUN 22:00 Start/Stop (b07qc3gc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 today]


SUN 22:30 Ken Cheng: Chinese Comedian (m000fq8s)
Series 2

2. Money

Stand-up series exploring British Chinese culture from BBC New Comedy Award finalist Ken Cheng.

Dave's Joke of the Fringe Winner, Cambridge mathematics dropout and professional poker player, Ken Cheng explores money.

Producer: Adnan Ahmed

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2020.


SUN 22:45 Charlotte and Lillian (m0009cfh)
Series 2

2. The Rival

Charlotte and Lillian are back, spending time together as part of a Befriend the Elderly scheme. They may bicker about everything from signs of dementia to the appeal of Harry Styles, but underneath it’s clear they are two kindred spirits. Two selfish, self-absorbed spirits, but ones who mirror and rely on each other nonetheless.

Very nearly 30, Charlotte is still living at home with her parents and chronically unable to figure out what to do with her life. Beneath her attempt at do-gooding is barely disguised despair. She's terrified she is no good. Useless. Unloveable. She looks to Lillian to provide some meaning to her life - if she can help to improve Lillian’s life somehow, she’d feel a lot better about her own. And there’s all the kudos and social media likes that come with charity work - not to mention the lure of Lillian's large spare room.

Lillian meanwhile is still her ebullient self, but her facade hides a nagging fear of what's to come - her body is giving up on her. Lillian's motto is still “Keep Buggering On” – aka keep getting at Charlotte – but increasingly, she’s forced to wonder why. She masks all this by doubling down and manipulating Charlotte into carrying out all her menial tasks. If Charlotte won’t do them, there are plenty of other volunteers who will.

Lillian leaves Charlotte an answerphone message telling her not to come round any more, but Charlotte doesn't take rejection lying down. She turns up at Lillian’s house unannounced, where things go from bad to worse when she discovers she has a rival for Lillian’s approval.

Charlotte …… Helen Monks
Lillian …… Miriam Margolyes

Written by: Kat Sommers and Holly Walsh

Producer: Lucy Armitage

A Giddy Goat production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in October 2019.


SUN 23:00 Josh Howie's Losing It (b07pgwp0)
Series 2

The Announcement

Stand-up comic Josh comes to terms with the impending birth of his first child.

Josh and his wife Monique attend a family funeral where Josh manages to fall out with everyone and spectacularly fails to keep the news of the pregnancy under wraps.

Sitcom starring Josh Howie and Pippa Evans.

Written by Josh Howie.

With:

Spencer Brown
Carol Dance
Stella Duffy
Kerry Godliman
Steve Jameson
Peter Walsingham

Producer: Ashley Blaker

A Black Hat production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in August 2016. .


SUN 23:30 Masala FM (b0080p9x)
Episode 6

Love is in the air at Masala FM as their first wedding resulting from Khalid's matrimonial phone-in looms.

But is love blind, or just stupid?

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 October 1996.



MONDAY 02 AUGUST 2021

MON 00:00 David Lemon - The Tunnel (b07mz0h8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 00:45 Get Carter: The Bloody Chamber (b0bkqt8g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:45 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 A Sting in the Tale (Omnibus) (m000ydw5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:10 Inheritance Tracks (b0bkr96j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:10 on Sunday]


MON 02:20 Tessa Hadley - The Past (Omnibus) (b069npc6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:20 on Sunday]


MON 03:30 Paul is Dead (b04l0tvb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 02:30 on Saturday]


MON 04:00 Peter Terson - Getting to Know Mr Schmeigelow (b071c6t2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Poetry Extra (m000ydw3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 Start/Stop (b07qc3gc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 Paul Temple (b007jn5m)
Paul Temple and the Lawrence Affair

1. The Little Things

Holidaying out-of-season in the fishing village of Downburgh, the suave detective faces peril linking mystery deaths with a disappearance.

Francis Durbridge's thriller stars Peter Coke as Paul Temple and Marjorie Westbury as Steve in another intriguing case for BBC radio's smoothest investigator and his glamorous wife

Paul Temple …. Peter Coke
Steve …. Marjorie Westbury
Mary Gardner …. Dorothy Holmes-Gore
Freeman …. Allan McClelland
Bob Gardner …. Leonard Trolley
Detective Inspector Ivor …. Manning Wilson
Charlie …. James Beattie
Sir Graham Forbes …. Lester Mudditt
Brian Dexter …. Simon Lack
Johnny Tico …. Brian Haines
Linda Tico …. Belle Chrystall
Commissionaire …. James Thomason

Between 1938 and 1968, Francis Durbridge's incomparably suave amateur detective Paul Temple and glamorous journalist wife Steve solved case after baffling case in one of BBC radio's most popular series. They inhabited a sophisticated, well-heeled world of cocktails and fast cars.

Producer: Martyn C Webster

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in April 1956.


MON 06:30 Peeler (m0005zkz)
1. The New Force

Sir Robert Peel’s new Metropolitan Police force proves unpopular sparking deep political unrest.

Starring Mick Ford and Richard E Grant.

Patrick Carroll’s six-part crime series set in 1830, a year after the Metropolitan Police Act created the 'Peelers'.

PC Martin Quin ...... Mick Ford
Jeremiah Morley ...... James Booth
Sir Robert Peel ...... Norman Jones
Lord Trowle ...... Richard E Grant
Colonel Brown ...... Peter Jeffrey
Richard Mayne ...... Killian McKenna
Maria Staples ...... Joanna Myers
Sergeant Dutton ...... Ronald Herdman
Inspector Beale ...... Timothy Bateson
PC Atkinson ...... Alan Barker
PC Smythe ...... Mark Straker
Lord Laverton ...... James Greene
Mr Yardley ...... Richard Pearce
Arthur Jenkins ...... Ian Lindsay
Rev Charkes Lyton ...... Timothy Carlton

Singer: Martin Carthy.

Director: Janet Whitaker

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1991.


MON 07:00 Tim FitzHigham: The Gambler (b05nvjm7)
Series 2

Episode 1

Adventuring comedian Tim FitzHigham recreates an 18th century bet.

Can he walk from London's Royal Academy to the Royal Exchange building while blindfolded in under one hour?

Written by and starring Tim FitzHigham.

Additional material by Jon Hunter and Paul Byrne.

Producer: Joe Nunnery.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2015.


MON 07:30 The Unbelievable Truth (m000y5fq)
Series 26

Episode 1

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

Holly Walsh, Henning Wehn, Zoe Lyons, and Richard Osman are the panellists obliged to talk with deliberate inaccuracy on subjects as varied as the Ancient Romans, tea, crustaceans and balls.

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


MON 08:00 Steptoe and Son (b007jn7v)
Series 5

A Winter's Tale

Harold admits he's planning a holiday - but without his dad Albert.

Starring Wilfrid Brambell as Albert and Harry H Corbett.

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

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

Produced by Bobby Jaye

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 2 in June 1974.


MON 08:30 England, Their England by AG Macdonell (m000ygm1)
Episode 6

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

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

Episdoe 6: Donald finds himself at the mercy of a rampaging fox hunt and a society ball.

Donald Cameron .... Sam Graham
Mr Fielding .... Peter Kelly
Mrs Fielding .... Denise Coffey
Esmeralda .... Kate Odey
Mr Still away .... Christopher Benjamin
Major General .... Robin Bailey

Director: Neil Cargill

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


MON 09:00 Act Your Age (b0100gr6)
Series 3

Episode 3

Simon Mayo hosts the three-way battle between the comedy generations to find out which is the funniest.

Will it be the Up-and-Comers, the Current Crop or the Old Guard who will be crowned, for one week at least, as the Golden Age of Comedy?

Holly Walsh is joined by Sean Walsh, Lucy Porter teams up with Hal Cruttenden and Tom O'Connor is paired with Dave Spikey.

Devised and produced by Ashley Blaker and Bill Matthews.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2011.


MON 09:30 Beachcomber... By the Way (b008g29h)
Series 2

Episode 4

JB Morton's whimsies as performed by Richard Ingrams, Patricia Routledge, John Sessions and John Wells. From August 1991.


MON 10:00 Drama (b0bf59rz)
Tove Jansson - The Summer Book

In The Summer book by Tove Jansson (author of the Moomin books) a woman and her six-year-old granddaughter Sophia spend a summer together on a tiny island in the Gulf of Finland. They talk about life, nature, religion - everything but their feelings about Sophia's mother's death and their love for one another. This wonderfully humane and atmospheric book is dramatised by the poet and playwright Amanda Dalton from the translation by Thomas Teal.

Sophia Jansson, the real-life model for Sophia and niece of Tove, narrates this radio adaptation. Her own mother, Signe Hammarsten-Jansson informed the character of the grandmother.

Directed in Salford by Susan Roberts.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2018.


MON 10:45 Summer Taste (b007twpz)
Italian Ice Cream

Author Charlotte Mendelson recounts her passion for raspberry sorbet and the lasting impact it has had on her.

A series in which a chef helps a writer recall the powerful memories forever associated with a dish first tasted during the long, hot days of summer.

Italian ice cream manufacturer Dante Mansi on the raspberry sorbet and chocolate ice cream which always make Charlotte Mendelson recall her failed ‘Room with a View’ experience in Florence aged 17.

Producer: Beaty Rubens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2007.


MON 11:00 TED Radio Hour (m000ydcr)
Series 8

Ingrained Injustice

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

Manoush Zomorodi and Whitney Pennington Rodgers explore how racism has become embedded in everyday American life. From 2020.

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


MON 11:50 Inheritance Tracks (m000ydct)
Victoria Hislop

Author Victoria Hislop chooses ‘Take Five’ by The Dave Brubeck Quartet and ‘Pio Poli’ by Michalis Hatzigiannis.

First broadcast on Saturday Live on BBC Radio 4 in June 2021.


MON 12:00 Steptoe and Son (b007jn7v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 England, Their England by AG Macdonell (m000ygm1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 Paul Temple (b007jn5m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 Peeler (m0005zkz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 British Summer Time Begins by Ysenda Maxtone-Graham (m000lmtl)
Summer Opens Out

Ysenda Maxtone Graham interviews people from all walks of life to discover how they were shaped by the long months of summer. An entertaining and sometimes wistful chronicle of British school holidays.

Episode 1: Summer Opens Out

As the school bell signals the end of term, the delicious possibilities of the summer lie ahead.

Abridged by Rosemary Goring
Read by Fenella Woolgar

First heard on BBC Radio 4 in 2020.


MON 14:15 Promenade Rock by Christopher Denys (b0076d7c)
1. The Landlady and Her Lovers

Recently widowed, Eirlys Richards welcomes a new guest at her lively boarding house in Llantwit-on-Sea.

A ten-part series by Christopher Denys set in the 1950s heyday of the Great British seaside holiday.

Starring Nerys Hughes as Eirlys Richards, Russell Boulter as Matthew Dolan, Iwan Thomas as Iorweth Jenkins, Christopher Scott as Arnold Pilton, Andy Hockley as Cox'n Hughes, Ian Brooker as the Newsreader and Tina Gray as Mother.

Director: Sue Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2003.


MON 14:30 Summer Over England (b01222wl)
Poet Nigel Forde presents a seasonal reflection.

Summer more than any other time of year is richly represented in the recordings held in the BBC Archive. 'Summer Over the British Isles' was a famous 1937 feature programme evoking the moment when the country could perhaps relax a little, ease its braces and its stays, and stretch out in the long grass ...and hope it wouldn't rain.

It was also a vaguely patriotic and - with hindsight - prophetic programme capturing an era that was about to be blown apart by the off-stage murmurs of war from Europe. But there's much more - Laurie Lee recalling the 'Hill Cricket' played on summer days in the Cotswold villages of his youth, Alistair Cooke describing a day at Lords and that other immortal voice of cricket, John Arlott, recalling long shadows and steepling catches. Vita Sackville-West describes the joys of great summer gardens; Henry Williamson forsakes otters to hymn the beauty of Devon and we catch the sound of conflict in 1964 when Britain's seaside became a battleground for disaffected youngsters...

Producer: Simon Elmes

First broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in 2010.


MON 14:50 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b011ppq4)
Series 2

Nectar

The beautiful thick, sweet and luscious tasting delicacy of honey is one of the world's natural goodies.

Indigenous peoples from all over the world will go to great lengths to get the honey from wild bees - and for most of us less connected to the natural world, we love this product of bees bought from the shop.

Honey is nectar and David Attenborough poignantly points out this "was the first bribe in nature..." - it evolved 100,000,000 years ago with the flowering plants and drove the evolutionary relationship between animals and plants.

Written and presented by Sir David Attenborough.

Producer: Julian Hector.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2011.


MON 15:00 Drama (b0bf59rz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 15:45 Summer Taste (b007twpz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today]


MON 16:00 Act Your Age (b0100gr6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 16:30 Beachcomber... By the Way (b008g29h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


MON 17:00 Tim FitzHigham: The Gambler (b05nvjm7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 17:30 The Unbelievable Truth (m000y5fq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 18:00 Charles Chilton - Journey into Space (b007js9j)
The World in Peril

Episode 16

Captain Jet Morgan and the crew of the Discovery ambush the Lunar Controller.

Continuing the 20-part serial - the third of Charles Chilton's classic sci-fi trilogy set in 1972.

CAST:
Jet Morgan …. Andrew Faulds
Lemmy …. Alfie Bass
Doc …. Guy Kingsley Poynter
Mitch …. Don Sharp
Various ….Alan Tylvern
Rogers/The Martian …. David Jacobs

Music composed and orchestra conducted by Van Phillips.

Written and produced by Charles Chilton.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in January 1956.


MON 18:30 A Good Read (b01n11pc)
Val McDermid and Alex Horne

Harriett Gilbert is joined by the Scottish crime writer Val McDermid and the comedian and neologist Alex Horne.

BOOKS DISCUSSED:

Why be Happy When you Could be Normal by Jeanette Winterson
Publisher Vintage

Remembering Babylon by David Malouf
Publisher Vintage

Open by Andre Agassi
Publisher Harper Collins

Producer: Mark Smalley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2012.


MON 19:00 Steptoe and Son (b007jn7v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 England, Their England by AG Macdonell (m000ygm1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 Paul Temple (b007jn5m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 Peeler (m0005zkz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 TED Radio Hour (m000ydcr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:50 Inheritance Tracks (m000ydct)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:50 today]


MON 22:00 The Unbelievable Truth (m000y5fq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 Father Figure (b01c3dlh)
Series 1

The Wake

House husband Tom is forced to confront his deepest fears at his uncle's laying out.

Family sitcom written by and starring Irish comedian Jason Byrne.

Much to the consternation of his overbearing mother, Tom Whyte decides to cook his dad a birthday lunch for a family get-together. What he intends to put on the table undergoes a transformation by serving time, whilst best friend Roddy brings an especially unappetising contribution to the meal.

CAST:

Tom Whyte .... Jason Byrne
Elaine Whyte .... Lucy Montgomery
Dylan Whyte .... Dominic Applewhite
Mary Whyte .... Pauline McLynn
Pat Whyte .... Dermot Crowley
Roddy .... Michael Smiley

Producer: Julia McKenzie

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in February 2021.


MON 23:00 Party's Over (m000y7tp)
Series 1

Road Trip

What happens when the Prime Minister suddenly stops being Prime Minister?

One day you're the most powerful person in the country, the next you're irrelevant, forced into retirement 30 years ahead of schedule and find yourself asking 'What do I do now?'

Miles Jupp stars as Henry Tobin - Britain's shortest serving and least popular post war PM (he managed 8 months).

We join Henry soon after his crushing election loss. He’s determined to not let his disastrous defeat be the end of him. Instead Henry's going to get back to the top - he's just not sure how and in what field.

This week Henry is reluctantly en route to a wedding while battling to stem some potentially damaging leaks from his former closest aide.

Henry Tobin... Miles Jupp
Christine Tobin... Ingrid Oliver
Natalie... Emma Sidi
Jones... Justin Edwards

Written by Paul Doolan and Jon Hunter

Produced by Richard Morris and Simon Nicholls
Production co-ordinator: Caroline Barlow
Sound design: Marc Willcox

A BBC Studios Production


MON 23:30 Recorded for Training Purposes (b00gm512)
Series 3

Episode 2

Fast-paced sketch show about modern communication, media noise and contemporary obsessions.

With Ben Willbond, Dominic Coleman, Ingrid Oliver, Rachel Atkins, Lewis Macleod and Julie Mayhew.

Writers:
Matthew Morton
Andy Flood
Eddie Robson
Christopher Stanners
Madeleine Brettingham
Stephen Carlin
Damian Nicolaou
Mike Ryan
Matt Hurst
Samatha Kellow
Sean Grant
Stuart Beale
Thomas Gladstone

Script editors: James Cary, Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris

Producer: Ed Morrish

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2009.



TUESDAY 03 AUGUST 2021

TUE 00:00 Charles Chilton - Journey into Space (b007js9j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 A Good Read (b01n11pc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 Paul Temple (b007jn5m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 Peeler (m0005zkz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 British Summer Time Begins by Ysenda Maxtone-Graham (m000lmtl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:15 Promenade Rock by Christopher Denys (b0076d7c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 Summer Over England (b01222wl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:50 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b011ppq4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:50 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 Drama (b0bf59rz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 03:45 Summer Taste (b007twpz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 Act Your Age (b0100gr6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:30 Beachcomber... By the Way (b008g29h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 Tim FitzHigham: The Gambler (b05nvjm7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 The Unbelievable Truth (m000y5fq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 Paul Temple (b007rqzp)
Paul Temple and the Lawrence Affair

2. Salty West

The daughter of the head of CI5, Sylvia Ross has disappeared, but the suave detective and his wife Steve are hot on the trail...

Francis Durbridge's thriller.

CAST:

Paul Temple …. Peter Coke
Steve …. Marjorie Westbury
Charlie …. James Beattie
Sir Graham Forbes …. Lester Mudditt
Mary Gardner …. Dorothy Holmes-Gore
Max Burford …. Allan McClelland
Brian Dexter …. Simon Lack
Mille …. Geoffrey Hodson
Workman/Elderly Waiter …. Jeffrey Segal

From 1938 to 1969 the fictional crime novelist and detective Paul Temple, together with his Fleet Street journalist Steve, solved case after case in one of BBC radio's most popular series. They inhabited a sophisticated world of chilled cocktails and fast cars, where the women were chic and the men wore cravats - a world where Sir Graham Forbes, of Scotland Yard, usually needed Paul's help with his latest tricky case.

Producer: Martyn C. Webster

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in 1956.


TUE 06:30 Peeler (m00061yc)
2. Riots

PC Martin Quin is charged with assault, the riots worsen and the blackmail plot thickens.

Patrick Carroll’s six-part crime series set in 1830, a year after the Metropolitan Police Act created the 'Peelers'.

PC Martin Quin ...... Mick Ford
Jeremiah Morley ...... James Booth
Sir Robert Peel ...... Norman Jones
Lord Trowle ...... Richard E Grant
Colonel Brown ...... Peter Jeffrey
Richard Mayne ...... Killian McKenna
Maria Staples ...... Joanna Myers
Sergeant Dutton ...... Ronald Herdman
Inspector Beale ...... Timothy Bateson
PC Atkinson ...... Alan Barker
Francis Place ...... Mark Straker
PC Rourke ...... James Greene
Mr Yardley ...... Richard Pearce
John Staples ...... Ian Lindsay
Rev Charkes Lyton ...... Timothy Carlton

Singer: Martin Carthy.

Director: Janet Whitaker

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1991.


TUE 07:00 Andy Hamilton Sort of Remembers (b099ypqj)
Series 1

Politics

Andy Hamilton is a familiar and much-loved voice on Radio 4. Now he presents a collection of observations and reminiscences about both his personal life and his 40 years working in comedy.

Over this 4 part series, Andy looks at Childhood, Politics, The Human Body and Animals. Using comic observation and personal anecdotes he will explore each theme, examining how much (or how little) things have changed in the 60ish years he's been on this planet. Each programme will provide 30 minutes of thoughtful, social history, but packed with laughs.

In this episode Andy shares his political memoirs, from being escorted from the playground in 1963 for singing a rude song about the Profumo affair, through encounters with Jim Callaghan, although he won't be talking about Brexit because life is too short.

Andy was born in Fulham in 1954, read English at Cambridge and then in 1976 began writing comedy for BBC radio, on programmes like Week Ending and The News Huddlines. In 1990, he and Guy Jenkin created Drop the Dead Donkey for Channel 4. Andy has spent much of his working life making acute observations about politics and family life. In 2007, again with Guy Jenkin, he created the massive TV hit, Outnumbered, which celebrated the chaos of life with young children. More recently they created the highly topical Ballot Monkeys and Power Monkeys for Channel 4, which charted the absurdities of the General Election and then the EU Referendum. For over 20 years he has been playing the part of Satan in his R4 sitcom, Old Harry's Game. Andy is also a popular panellist on shows such as The News Quiz and Have I Got News For You.

Produced by Claire Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2017.


TUE 07:30 Simon Evans Goes to Market (m000y6k7)
Series 6

The High Street

As the waters recede from the tsunami of the global pandemic and Britain settles into its new relationship with Europe and the World, Simon Evans returns to focus his jokenomics lens on the myriad economic challenges and opportunities facing humanity.

Did the collapse in 2020 of the Arcadia Group, Debenhams and Bonmarché to name but three signal the final death knell for the British High Street? What will replace it – Coffee Shops, Nail bars and Tattoo Parlours? Charity shops recycling and ever thinner and endlessly diminishing stock of new items, initially bought on line?

Or will new one on one services like personal trainers and Thai Yoga practitioners replace tired rails of fashion wear? Will everywhere become Brighton, basically?
Perhaps Hot-Shops, where everyone has a shop for a day, or a week, at a time, to market their goods - much as Harley St surgeons have always found adequate.

Simon investigates whether it is indeed all doom and gloom or if the perhaps a new role still to be played by bricks and mortar shops. If department stores are crashing out then who (apart from the obvious online behemoths like Amazon) could start to cash in?

Simon is joined by Diane Wehrle, Insights Director at Springboard, for some expert analysis.

Written and presented by Simon Evans
Additional material from Dan Evans
Production co-ordinator: Cherlynn Andrew-Wilfred
Producer: Richard Morris

Photo credit: Steve Best

A BBC Studios Production


TUE 08:00 The Goon Show (b00jz5x2)
Series 9

The Tay Bridge

On Scotland's crab-ridden shores, Neddie Seagoon is bridging a gap. Stars Spike Milligan and Peter Sellers. From February 1959.


TUE 08:30 Take Me to Your Reader (m000ycb2)
4. I Thought I'd Never Stop

Roache & Brewer has two big hits on its hands – for all the wrong reasons.

A mid ‘80s sitcom set in the publishing house, Roache & Brewer, where erudite, naïve Colin Luscombe fights an uphill battle with his bluff MD, Rees John. Colin wants to inform and educate the world, whilst Rees is only interested in the bottom line. "Forget literature," says Rees to Colin, "concentrate on books.” Stuck in the middle is Janet Hunt.

CAST:

Colin Luscombe …. Tim Brooke-Taylor
Rees John …. Glyn Houston
Janet Hunt …. Eve Karpf
Eunice Pimm …. Joan Sanderson

Written by Andrew Palmer.

Producer: Edward Taylor

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1986.


TUE 09:00 Party's Over (m000y7tp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:30 The Brothers (b00ntdnr)
Series 2

Episode 2

The two dysfunctional siblings Nigel and Michael win an award. Stars Raymond Coulthard and Adam Godley. From October 2005.


TUE 10:00 Drama (b09qd0m0)
Elizabeth Lewis - Becoming Betty

In 1986 Elizabeth Lewis dreamed of a glorious summer in Italy. Working as an au pair in a remote picturesque village she planned to cook Italian, learn Italian, be Italian. There was so much hope to be dashed...

A long hot summer begins with Lizzie re-christened Betty - or should that be Cinderella? - by her Italian hosts. Between daily chores and child-minding, dreams of becoming Sophia Loren grow hazy. That is until her knight in shining armour arrives, in a Cinquecento, and Lizzie's romantic Brief Encounter begins.

A joyous romantic comedy, and an ode to Italy, youth and summertime. Based on a true story.

Directed by Helen Perry

A BBC Cymru/Wales Production.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2018.


TUE 10:45 Summer Taste (b007vw1l)
The Pastry Knife

A series in which a chef helps a writer recall the powerful memories forever associated with a dish first tasted during the long, hot days of summer.

Distinguished chef Sophie Grigson recreates the apple pie which brings back powerful memories of Tessa Hadley's grandmother and the versatile, trusty old kitchen implement she used

Producer: Beaty Rubens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2007.


TUE 11:00 The Last Seaside Orchestra (b01knsjz)
This is the story of the last professional seaside orchestra in Britain.

Once, classical music had a natural home in holiday resorts across the country: 'Hastings and New Brighton had their own symphony orchestras; the young Malcolm Sargent started out as conductor of the orchestra in Llandudno; Wagner was played in Whitby.' (The Times). But Scarborough Spa Orchestra led the way, based in their magnificent Victorian building on the town's sweeping South Bay.

100 years later they're still there. At a time when orchestras struggle for audiences, conductor Matthew Rowe goes to Scarborough to experience for himself the unique connection between this small group of musicians and the thousands of tourists who come each summer just to hear them play.

The leading musicians, conductors and singers of the twentieth century all performed at Scarborough, with names such as violinist Max Jaffa and conductor Alick Maclean drawing huge crowds through the decades. The orchestra plays nine concerts a week, and still generates that kind of anticipation and interest among the audience members.

Matthew believes that a conductor must do more than simply turn his back to the room and perform; he must break down barriers and make classical music less daunting for those who are not aficionados. He's intrigued to know the secret of the Spa Orchestra's warm relationship with their audience.

Recorded on location in Scarborough during the orchestra's 99th summer season, Matthew Rowe traces this musical survival story.

Producer: Serena Field

First broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in 2011.


TUE 11:45 Summer Picnic by Elizabeth Jane Howard (b08tj1vl)
A woodland glade, a perfect picnic... a girl grows up, a woman grows old.

Perfectly observed short story.

Written by Elizabeth Jane Howard

Read by June Barrie

Producer: Pat Pryor

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1993.


TUE 12:00 The Goon Show (b00jz5x2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 Take Me to Your Reader (m000ycb2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 Paul Temple (b007rqzp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 Peeler (m00061yc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 British Summer Time Begins by Ysenda Maxtone-Graham (m000lmgh)
The People You Were Stuck With

Ysenda Maxtone Graham interviews people from all walks of life to discover how they were shaped by the long months of summer. An entertaining and sometimes wistful chronicle of British school holidays.

Episode 2: The People You Were Stuck With

Charting the solitary weeks of the only child versus the slaps and kicks of battling siblings.

Abridged by Rosemary Goring
Read by Fenella Woolgar

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2020.


TUE 14:15 Promenade Rock by Christopher Denys (b0076d7r)
2. The Chef

Henpecked hotelier and lover of Eirlys Richard, Arnold Pilton must battle to replace his chef.

But can he withstand the attentions of the formidable Theda Pilton and her pet poodle?

Christopher Denys' ten-part series set in the booming 1950s seaside resort of Llantwit-on-Sea.

Starring Nerys Hughes as Eirlys Richards, Russell Boulter as Matthew Dolan, Christopher Scott as Arnold Pilton and Tina Gray as Mother.

Director: Sue Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2003.


TUE 14:30 Natural Histories (b080t7df)
Cricket

When natural history presenter Brett Westwood is invited to stroll around the streets of London with a ‘singing cricket‘ as a companion he is following a tradition which can be traced back over a thousand years ago to before the Tang Dynasty in China when people kept crickets in cages and enjoyed their songs.

This custom began in the Royal Courts when the Emperor’s concubines placed caged crickets near their pillows so they could enjoy the songs during the night. The practise was soon taken up by local people who carried crickets around in tiny cages.

In London, Brett meets Lisa Hall, a sound artist who has brought the tradition right up to date with a tiny audio player fitted with a set of speakers that are small enough to be concealed in a pocket.

Lisa explains the effect is like wearing ‘a perfume’ of song which masks the ugly urban sounds. Could this audio trend catch on?

Producer Sarah Blunt

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2016.


TUE 15:00 Drama (b09qd0m0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 15:45 Summer Taste (b007vw1l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today]


TUE 16:00 The Rest is History (b0769tsq)
Series 2

Episode 2

Frank Skinner loves history, but just doesn't know much of it. So he's devised a comedy discussion show in order to find out more about it.

Along with his historian in residence, Professor Kate Williams Frank is joined by Al Murray and Isy Suttie, who discuss Robin Hood, wartime slogans, Annie Oakley and a statue-related history mystery.

Producers: Mark Augustyn and Justin Pollard

An Avalon production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in April 2016.


TUE 16:30 The Brothers (b00ntdnr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


TUE 17:00 Andy Hamilton Sort of Remembers (b099ypqj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 17:30 Simon Evans Goes to Market (m000y6k7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 18:00 Charles Chilton - Journey into Space (b007jscg)
The World in Peril

Episode 17

With few resources available, Jet and his crew race to make radio contact.

Continuing the 20-part serial - the third of Charles Chilton's classic sci-fi trilogy set in 1972.

CAST:
Jet Morgan …. Andrew Faulds
Lemmy …. Alfie Bass
Doc …. Guy Kingsley Poynter
Mitch …. Don Sharp
Various ….Alan Tylvern
Rogers/The Martian …. David Jacobs

Music composed and orchestra conducted by Van Phillips.

Written and produced by Charles Chilton.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in January 1956.


TUE 18:30 Soul Music (b01m5hhy)
Series 14

Dvorak's New World Symphony

While for many, it will be always associated with brown bread, the Largo from Dvorak's New World Symphony is an enduring a piece that never fails to move and inspire. We hear from the anti- apartheid campaigner Albie Sachs, who explains that through whistling the theme while in solitary confinement, he was able to make contact with the wider world and kept his spirit and hope alive.
Margaret Caldicott recalls the important role the piece played in her mother's life while in a Japanese prisoner of war camp.
Producer Lucy Lunt.


TUE 19:00 The Goon Show (b00jz5x2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 Take Me to Your Reader (m000ycb2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 Paul Temple (b007rqzp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 Peeler (m00061yc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 The Last Seaside Orchestra (b01knsjz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 21:45 Summer Picnic by Elizabeth Jane Howard (b08tj1vl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:45 today]


TUE 22:00 Simon Evans Goes to Market (m000y6k7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 Revolting People (b008h6np)
Series 3

Over the Rainbow

Mary discovers that there's no place like home.

Sitcom set just before the American War of Independence.

Written by Andy Hamilton and Jay Tarses.

McGurk ...... Andy Hamilton
Samuel ...... Jay Tarses
Captain Brimshaw ...... James Fleet
Mary ...... Jan Ravens
Joshua ...... Tony Maudsley
Ezekiel ...... Hugh Dennis
Cora ...... Penelope Nice

Other parts played by Philip Pope and Michael Fenton Stevens.

Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2004.


TUE 23:00 2000 Years of Radio (b007tcbl)
Series 1

Headless - Civil War Radio

A spoof documentary about the English Civil War, told as if there was radio at the time.

Written by and starring Marcus Brigstocke, Claire Downes, Stuart Lane, Al Holloway, Danny Robbins and Dan Tetsell with additional material from Sean Grundy.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2000.


TUE 23:15 Jelly Mountain (b00fr1z3)
Episode 4

Musing on old cuppas and paying with Fool's Gold. Songs and stories from Ivor Cutler, with Craig Murray-Orr. From May 1996.


TUE 23:30 Mark Watson Makes the World Substantially Better (b00d0sjl)
Series 2

Patience

The comedian examines the virtue of holding your horses. With poetry and songs by Tim Key and Tom Basden. From August 2008.



WEDNESDAY 04 AUGUST 2021

WED 00:00 Charles Chilton - Journey into Space (b007jscg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 Soul Music (b01m5hhy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 Paul Temple (b007rqzp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 Peeler (m00061yc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 British Summer Time Begins by Ysenda Maxtone-Graham (m000lmgh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday]


WED 02:15 Promenade Rock by Christopher Denys (b0076d7r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Tuesday]


WED 02:30 Natural Histories (b080t7df)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 Drama (b09qd0m0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 03:45 Summer Taste (b007vw1l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 The Rest is History (b0769tsq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:30 The Brothers (b00ntdnr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 Andy Hamilton Sort of Remembers (b099ypqj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 Simon Evans Goes to Market (m000y6k7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 Paul Temple (b007s45n)
Paul Temple and the Lawrence Affair

3. The Handbag

A drive-by shooting and the victim's last words, pose more Swiss puzzles for the suave detective and his wife.

Francis Durbridge's thriller.

CAST:

Paul Temple …. Peter Coke
Steve …. Marjorie Westbury
Charlie …. James Beattie
Sir Graham Forbes …. Lester Mudditt
Mary Gardner …. Dorothy Holmes-Gore
Detective Inspector Vosper …. Arthur Ridley
Linda Tico …. Belle Chrystall
Johnny Tico …. Brian Haines
Brian Dexter …. Simon Lacl
Ernest de Silva …. John Gabriel
Captain Jansen …. Jeffrey Segal
Ed/George …. Leonard Trolley
Nurse …. Beth Boyd
Luigi …. Manning Wilson
Sergeant Bell/Barker …. Hamilton Dyce
Sergeant Thomas/Smith …. Gordon Davies

From 1938 to 1969 the fictional crime novelist and detective Paul Temple, together with his Fleet Street journalist Steve, solved case after case in one of BBC radio's most popular series. They inhabited a sophisticated world of chilled cocktails and fast cars, where the women were chic and the men wore cravats - a world where Sir Graham Forbes, of Scotland Yard, usually needed Paul's help with his latest tricky case.

Producer: Martyn C. Webster

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in 1956.


WED 06:30 Peeler (m00061yp)
3. Reputation

Lord Trowle and PC Quin meet in Court and Jeremiah Morley meets his match in Mrs Gascoygne.

Patrick Carroll’s six-part crime series set in 1830, a year after the Metropolitan Police Act created the 'Peelers'.

PC Martin Quin ...... Mick Ford
Jeremiah Morley ...... James Booth
Sir Robert Peel ...... Norman Jones
Lord Trowle ...... Richard E Grant
Colonel Brown ...... Peter Jeffrey
Richard Mayne ...... Killian McKenna
Maria Staples ...... Joanna Myers
Sergeant Dutton ...... Ronald Herdman
Frederick Roe ...... Timothy Bateson
Sergeant Cazalet ...... Alan Barker
Lord Laverton ...... James Greene
Arthur Jenkins ...... Ian Lindsay
Mrs Gascoyne ...... Elizabeth Bell
Peter The Sceever ...... Fraser Kerr
Beth ...... Susan Sheridan
Lucy ...... Elizabeth Kelly

Singer: Martin Carthy.

Director: Janet Whitaker

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1991.


WED 07:00 The Fair Intellectual Club (b0833vn0)
A Sojourn with Mr Swift

It's festival time in Edinburgh, but in the early 18th century it's not a place for comedians and actors, but priests and storytellers like Jonathan Swift. This young Irish clergyman wants help with his tales, and the members of the Fair Intellectual Club are keen to help him win the So You Think You're Holy competition.

Alison's idiot brother Robert needs assistance too - and an unfortunate mix-up leads to the creation of a literary masterpiece.

Lucy Porter's sitcom set in early 18th Century Scotland.

CAST:

Alison.......................................Jessica Hardwick
Ishbel........................................Caroline Deyga
Margory...................................Samara MacLaren
Robert.......................................Simon Donaldson
Kennedy...................................Gordon Kennedy
Mr Swift....................................Keith Fleming

Music by Aly Macrae

Director: Marilyn Imrie

Producer: Gordon Kennedy

An Absolutely production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in November 2016.


WED 07:30 Paul Sinha's General Knowledge (m000y6p4)
Series 3

Episode 2

Paul Sinha is an award-winning comedian, a former British Quiz Champion and also, according to the Radio Times, the UK's "funniest fund of forgotten facts". He returns to Radio 4 with a third series of his General Knowledge, recounting the amazing true stories that lie behind fascinating nuggets of information.

This episode finally lives up to the title of the series, by focusing mainly on facts and stories regarding generals. But it's also, somehow, connected to Kevin Bacon, and there's time at the end to take a look at things you probably don't know about Oscar-winning actresses.

Written and performed by Paul Sinha
Additional material by Oliver Levy
Recording engineered by Darren Wardrobe and Mike Smith
Produced by Ed Morrish

A Lead Mojo/Somethin' Else co-production for BBC Radio 4


WED 08:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b00j283q)
Series 3

The Jewel Robbery

The lad's getting a new car, so Sid makes the most of the opportunity.

Starring Tony Hancock.

With Bill Kerr, Sidney James. Andree Melly and 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 October 1955.


WED 08:30 No Commitments (b00sbs1y)
Series 3

Material Values

Emily and Charles are unsympathetic over Roger's job loss, so it is Anna to the rescue. Stars Celia Imrie. From December 1994.


WED 09:00 The Motion Show (b07bpq37)
Series 4

Episode 6

Graeme Garden chairs the debating game with Gyles Brandreth, Steve Punt, Marcus Brigstocke and Andy Parsons. From July 2001.


WED 09:30 Smelling of Roses (b007k1tg)
Series 2

Trade Secrets

Confidentiality proves a headache for Rosie when she, Kate and Jo are all asked to organise top secret events...

Prunella Scales stars in the second of four series of Simon Brett's sitcom following the trials and tribulations of Rosie Burns and her event-management company based in Brighton.

With Arabella Weir as Kate, Rebecca Callard as Jo, Duncan Preston as Bob, Annette Badland as Tess, Edward de Souza as Oleg, Gillian Hanna as Kirsten and Simon Trinder as Robert.

Producer: Maria Esposito

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2001.


WED 10:00 Roger McGough - Summer With Monika (b00bws4x)
Dramatisation of poet Roger McGough's iconic, magical tale of love in the 1960s. Stars Mark McGann and Katy Carmichael.

Dramatised by the poet for radio, with music by Andy Roberts.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1998.


WED 10:35 Roger McGough - Postscript: Summer With Monika (b00bwsdj)
Talking about the enigmatic muse for his 1960s magical poem of love, Roger McGough reveals who Monika really was.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1998.


WED 10:45 Summer Taste (b007vd4h)
Sardines

A series in which a chef helps a writer recall the powerful memories forever associated with a dish first tasted during the long, hot days of summer.

French chef Alexis Gauthier recreates a meal of tinned sardines, stolen potatoes and an unidentified herb, first eaten by author Tim Pears and his friend when hitch-hiking in the South of France as teenagers in 1977.

Producer: Beaty Rubens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2007.


WED 11:00 Jim Morrison's Will to be Weird (m000h93s)
3: The End

Had Jim Morrison of The Doors not died in mysterious circumstances at the tender age of 27 in 1971, he would have celebrated his 75th birthday in 2018.

Over three sixty-minute episodes, Paul Gambaccini mixes the music and poetry of the man with the influences that moulded the self-proclaimed ‘The Lizard King’. Paul first encountered Morrison in 1967 when, as a young music director on a New Hampshire radio station, he eagerly opened The Doors’ first single ‘Break On Through’. He followed his career from beginning to end and, to this day, visits Morrison’s grave in Paris.

In addition to Paul’s memories and observations, we delve into the Radio Archive and feature:

‘The Cemetery Confessions’ [Radio 4 06/05/2004]
A star-studded cast interprets the final confessions of some of the many notable occupants of the Cimetiere du Pere-Lachaise, Paris.

Producer: Mik Wilkojc

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


WED 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b00j283q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 No Commitments (b00sbs1y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 Paul Temple (b007s45n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 Peeler (m00061yp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 British Summer Time Begins by Ysenda Maxtone-Graham (m000llxz)
Where You Happened To Be

Ysenda Maxtone Graham interviews people from all walks of life to discover how they were shaped by the long months of summer. A touching and sun-drenched chronicle of British school holidays.

Episode 3: Where You Happened To Be

From dappled fields to city bombsites; stables to slag heaps – when going away for a break was practically unheard of, children made the most of their environment.

Abridged by Rosemary Goring
Read by Fenella Woolgar

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2020.


WED 14:15 Promenade Rock by Christopher Denys (b0076d8c)
3. The Hotelier

Frustrated hotel manager Arnold Pilton takes his first steps as an entrepreneur, but it takes Matthew to see the real opportunities...

Christopher Denys' ten-part series set in the booming 1950s seaside resort of Llantwit-on-Sea.

Starring Nerys Hughes as Eirlys Richards, Russell Boulter as Matthew Dolan, Christopher Scott as Arnold Pilton and Terry Molloy as Owain Owen.

Director: Sue Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2003.


WED 14:30 Dreaming By the Pool (b0075kll)
Jack Dee takes a humorous look at the history of the back-garden swimming pool and tells tales of how pool desires inevitably lead to disaster.

Presenter: Jack Dee
Contributors

Michael Cavillo
Zoe Dean
David Reynolds
Jim Johnson
Ian Betts
Tricia Carr
Duncan Goodhew
John Dawes
Thomas AP Van Leeuwen

Reader: John Sayers

Producer: David Prest

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1999.


WED 15:00 Roger McGough - Summer With Monika (b00bws4x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 15:35 Roger McGough - Postscript: Summer With Monika (b00bwsdj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:35 today]


WED 15:45 Summer Taste (b007vd4h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today]


WED 16:00 The Motion Show (b07bpq37)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


WED 16:30 Smelling of Roses (b007k1tg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


WED 17:00 The Fair Intellectual Club (b0833vn0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 17:30 Paul Sinha's General Knowledge (m000y6p4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 18:00 Charles Chilton - Journey into Space (b007jsfq)
The World in Peril

Episode 18

With the Martians in pursuit, Jet and the crew try desperately to get a message to Earth.

Continuing the 20-part serial - the third of Charles Chilton's classic sci-fi trilogy set in 1972.

CAST:
Jet Morgan …. Andrew Faulds
Lemmy …. Alfie Bass
Doc …. Guy Kingsley Poynter
Mitch …. Don Sharp
Various ….Alan Tylvern
Rogers/The Martian …. David Jacobs

Music composed and orchestra conducted by Van Phillips.

Written and produced by Charles Chilton.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in January 1956.


WED 18:30 Short Cuts (m0008nwp)
Series 20

The Archivist

The tattered book worth risking everything for, the man who can't forget and chronicling history one voice message at a time.

Josie Long presents short documentaries and adventures in sound about record keepers.

Memories
Featuring Bob Petrella
Produced by Andrea Rangecroft

Messages from Manus Island
Featuring Behrouz Boochani
Produced by Femi Oriogun-Williams

The Exercise Book
Featuring Jeremiah
Produced by Andrea Rangecroft

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

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


WED 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b00j283q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 No Commitments (b00sbs1y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 Paul Temple (b007s45n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 Peeler (m00061yp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 Jim Morrison's Will to be Weird (m000h93s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 22:00 Paul Sinha's General Knowledge (m000y6p4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 Life on Egg (b09l0fqz)
Series 1

Stand-In

When Peter is sent back to the mainland to undergo some urgent diversity training, Harry and Ann are given a replacement guard by The Minister.

Warder Leo Hatchet is a tough, uncompromising new screw and soon makes his mark on the prison's regime. But in doing so, has he destroyed The Egg's ambiance? And what about Peter? Will The Minister allow him to return to The Egg, if Hatchet's already doing his job quicker and better?

Governor Harry .... Harry Hill
Ann .... Karen Bartke
Peter .... Marek Larwood
The Minister .... Tanya Moodie
Tim the Helicopter Pilot .... Dan Maier
Warder Leo Hatchet .... Dan Maier
Prisoner Gyles Brandreth .... Gyles Brandreth

Written by Dan Maier.

Producer: Sam Michell

A BBC Studios production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in January 2018.


WED 22:45 The Problem With Adam Bloom (b00g3xwp)
Series 2

Problems

Adam Bloom has a problem. He's fed up with having problems.

But would not having problems really be any better?

With Rob Rouse and Stefano Paolini.

Written by Adam Bloom.

Producer: Adam Bromley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2004.


WED 23:00 Radio 9 (b04fgtgy)
Series 2

Episode 2

An unusual travel diary, very dangerous racing and faking skiing downhill. Stars Johnny Daukes and Hils Barker. From July 2005.


WED 23:30 Bunk Bed (b0952zm0)
Series 4

Episode 5

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.

This is the nearest faraway place for Patrick Marber and Peter Curran. Here they try to get the heart of things in an entertainingly vague and indirect way. This is not the place for typical male banter. From under the bed clothes they play each other music and archive of H G Wells, a Russian radio station for spies, and cheesy pop anthems.

Work, family, literature, and their own badly-scuffed dreams are the funny, if warped, conversational currency

Produced by Peter Curran

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


WED 23:45 Tina C (b0076q9g)
Tina C's Tiny Island Tour

Ireland

Country singer Tina C, the comic creation of Christopher Green, searches for her forebears in Ireland. From February 2005.



THURSDAY 05 AUGUST 2021

THU 00:00 Charles Chilton - Journey into Space (b007jsfq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 Short Cuts (m0008nwp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 Paul Temple (b007s45n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 Peeler (m00061yp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 British Summer Time Begins by Ysenda Maxtone-Graham (m000llxz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:15 Promenade Rock by Christopher Denys (b0076d8c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 Dreaming By the Pool (b0075kll)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 Roger McGough - Summer With Monika (b00bws4x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 03:35 Roger McGough - Postscript: Summer With Monika (b00bwsdj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:35 on Wednesday]


THU 03:45 Summer Taste (b007vd4h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 The Motion Show (b07bpq37)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:30 Smelling of Roses (b007k1tg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 The Fair Intellectual Club (b0833vn0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 Paul Sinha's General Knowledge (m000y6p4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 Paul Temple (b007jn7r)
Paul Temple and the Lawrence Affair

4. Return to Downburgh

Pondering the mystery over the handbag, the suave detective and his wife, Steve follow up a fresh lead...

Francis Durbridge's thriller.

CAST:

Paul Temple …. Peter Coke
Steve …. Marjorie Westbury
Charlie …. James Beattie
Max Burford …. Allan McLelland
Detective Inspector Vosper …. Arthur Ridley
Johnny Tico …. Brian Haines
Ernest de Silva …. John Gabriel
Detective Inspector Ivor …. Manning Wilson
Doris …. Dorothy Holmes-Gore
Telephone Operator/Police Sergeant …. Michael Turner

From 1938 to 1969 the fictional crime novelist and detective Paul Temple, together with his Fleet Street journalist Steve, solved case after case in one of BBC radio's most popular series. They inhabited a sophisticated world of chilled cocktails and fast cars, where the women were chic and the men wore cravats - a world where Sir Graham Forbes, of Scotland Yard, usually needed Paul's help with his latest tricky case.

Producer: Martyn C. Webster

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in May 1956.


THU 06:30 Peeler (m00061r6)
Imprisonment

Lord Trowle and PC Quin meet in Court and Jeremiah Morley meets his match in Mrs Gascoygne.

Patrick Carroll’s six-part crime series set in 1830, a year after the Metropolitan Police Act created the 'Peelers'.

PC Martin Quin ...... Mick Ford
Jeremiah Morley ...... James Booth
Sir Robert Peel ...... Norman Jones
Lord Trowle ...... Richard E Grant
Colonel Brown ...... Peter Jeffrey
Richard Mayne ...... Killian McKenna
Maria Staples ...... Joanna Myers
Sergeant Dutton ...... Ronald Herdman
Frederick Roe ...... Timothy Bateson
Sergeant Cazalet ...... Alan Barker
Turnkey ...... Mark Straker
Lord Laverton ...... James Greene
John Staples ...... Ian Lindsay
Rev Charkes Lyton ...... Timothy Carlton
Mrs Gascoyne ...... Elizabeth Bell
Florrie ...... Susan Sheridan
Mrs Gregory ...... Elizabeth Kelly

Singer: Martin Carthy.

Director: Janet Whitaker

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1991.


THU 07:00 On the Rocks (b03kvby1)
Series 1

Movies

Movies. Morwenna is bored of island life.

It's 1937 on the remote Scilly Island of St. Martin's, where the islanders are resisting the attempts of the Penzance GPO man to modernise the post office - around which their world revolves.

Written by Christopher William Hill.

Directed by Mary Peate.

Sound by Jenni Burnett, Anne Bunting and Caleb Knightley
Production Co-ordinator, Jessica Brown.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2013.


THU 07:30 Olga Koch: OK Computer (m000y6sw)
Episode 4

Olga and Algo are back to talk about Privacy. Does encryption actually work? Why can’t anyone set a good password? And what do we need privacy for anyway?

Comedian and Computer Scientist Olga Koch takes a deep dive into the world of computer science with her trusty virtual assistant Algo as the digital duo take the truths that you hold dear and tear them to shreds using logic, like a teenager on the internet. A four part stand-up special exploring Nationality, Beauty, Health and Privacy through the eyes of a woman with half a masters degree in the social science of the internet. By applying computer science to the world around her, Olga and Algo take an hilarious and pedantic journey to reveal the inherent absurdities of the modern world.

Written by Olga Koch and Charlie Dinkin
Starring Sindhu Vee as Algo
Additional Material from Rajiv Karia

Produced by Benjamin Sutton
A BBC Studios Production


THU 08:00 The Navy Lark (b007jmsx)
Opportunity Knockers

Will a star be born? The crew audition for a talent contest aboard HMS Troutbridge.

CAST:

Sub-Lieutenant …. Leslie Phillips
Chief Petty Officer …. Jon Pertwee
Commanding Officer …. Stephen Murray
Captain Povey …. Richard Caldicot
WREN Simkins …. Heather Chasen
The Admiral …. Tenniel Evans
The Vice-Admiral …. Michael Bates

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman and George Evans.

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in June 1972.


THU 08:30 King Street Junior Revisited (b00l2jgz)
Series 4

To the Barricades

Miss Featherstone gets arrested. Is she the right sort of person to teach children?

CAST:

Mrs Eastwood …. Brigitte Forsythe
Miss Lewis …. Marlene Sidaway
Mr Maxwell …. Michael Cochrane
Miss Featherstone …. Teresa Gallagher
Miss Reid …. Jacqueline Beatty
Mrs Khan …. Janice Acquah
Mr Long …. Paul Copley
The Chairman …. Hugh Dickson
Mrs Smithers …. Helen Longworth
Mr Allen …. Ben Crowe

School comedy created and written by Jim Eldridge. Ten series of this King Street Junior ran between 1985 and 1998. King Street Junior Revisited ran from 2002 to 2005.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2005.


THU 09:00 The Write Stuff (m000yfrh)
Series 8

John Milton

James Walton chairs the literary quiz with Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh who are joined by team mates Louise Doughty and Wendy Holden.

Author of the week: John Milton

Reader: Beth Chalmers

Producer: Katie Marsden

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2005.


THU 09:30 Double Income, No Kids Yet (b008x3lt)
Series 3

Episode 1

Andy and Katy have a lovely new baby and Daniel has a brilliant new job.

But Lucy has a horrible new feeling. Is Daniel about to leave her for a woman called Katriona who's obsessed with cheese?

David Spicer's comedy drama about modern life and parenthood, as seen through the eyes of two 30-something non-parents.

Starring David Tennant as Daniel, Liz Carling as Lucy, Tracy-Ann Oberman as Katie, Tony Gardner as Andy and Kate Robbins as Katriona.

Producer: Liz Anstee

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2003.


THU 10:00 Drama (b0b6bzhc)
Anton Chekhov - Wild Honey

Episode 1

When Wild Honey was first produced at the National in 1984, Ian McKellen played Platonov at the same age as David Tennant is here. The role is a big show off part and the play is a rumbustious cornucopia of characters and themes covering sexual comedy, morality, melodramatics, the state of contemporary Russia and a hint of tragedy.

The play was discovered in a bank vault in 1920, sixteen years after Chekhov's death - with the title page of the play missing, leading to its rather varied history of titles. The original piece was nearly six hours long and Michael Frayn has done a masterful job of turning the work into something quintessentially Chekhovian.

"I love everyone - and everyone loves me. I insult them, I treat them abominably - and they love me just the same!"

Village schoolmaster Platonov has it all - wit, intelligence, a comfortable and respectable life in provincial Russia, and the attentions of four beautiful women - one of whom is his devoted wife. As summer arrives and the seasonal festivities commence, the rapidly intensifying heat makes everyone giddy with sunlight, vodka and passion.

CAST:

Dr Triletzky................................................Elliot Levey
Anna Petrovna..........................................Sasha Behar
Porfiry Semyonovich Glagolyev.........Christian Rodska
Sergey..........................................................John Hollingworth
Colonel Triletzky......................................Rupert Vansittart
Sofya.............................................................Eva Feiler
Marko..........................................................Nigel Cooke
Marya Yefimovna Grekova...................Prisca Bakare
Platonov......................................................David Tennant
Sasha...........................................................Olivia Darnley
Gerasim Kuzmich Petrin.......................Ben Onwukwe
Osip.............................................................Forbes Masson

Director Clive Brill
Producer Clive Brill
Writer Anton Chekhov
Adaptor Michael Frayn

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2018.


THU 11:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m000ydvx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


THU 11:45 Multi Story Shorts (m000ydvz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]


THU 12:00 The Navy Lark (b007jmsx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 King Street Junior Revisited (b00l2jgz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 Paul Temple (b007jn7r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 Peeler (m00061r6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 British Summer Time Begins by Ysenda Maxtone-Graham (m000lmyy)
Domestic Departures

Ysenda Maxtone Graham interviews people from all walks of life to discover how they were shaped by the long months of summer. A touching and sun-drenched chronicle of British school holidays.

Episode 4: Domestic Departures

The early rises and cramped car journeys of the domestic holiday contrast with the joy and freedom to be found on the beach.

Abridged by Rosemary Goring
Read by Fenella Woolgar

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2020.


THU 14:15 Promenade Rock by Christopher Denys (b0076d8w)
4. The Silver Gumshoe

Llantwit-on-Sea's bandmaster Jenks decides he wants to marry Eirlys - but first he needs to hire a private detective...

Christopher Denys' ten-part series set in the booming 1950s seaside resort of Llantwit-on-Sea.

Starring Nerys Hughes as Eirlys Richards, Russell Boulter as Matthew Dolan, Iwan Thomas as Iorweth Jenkins, Siriol Jenkins as Gwenny Jenkins and David Holt as PC Ianto Evans.

Director: Sue Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2003.


THU 14:30 Sunflowers (b0076ddv)
To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Van Gogh's birth, an evocation of the artist and the passion for sunflowers that obsessed him during his final fraught year.

Tim Marlow investigates with Antony Sher as Van Gogh.

Producer: Merilyn Harris

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2003.


THU 15:00 Drama (b0b6bzhc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 The Write Stuff (m000yfrh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


THU 16:30 Double Income, No Kids Yet (b008x3lt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


THU 17:00 On the Rocks (b03kvby1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 17:30 Olga Koch: OK Computer (m000y6sw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 18:00 Charles Chilton - Journey into Space (b007jshx)
The World in Peril

Episode 19

Despite their best efforts, Jet and the crew are prised from their ship by the Martians.

Continuing the 20-part serial - the third of Charles Chilton's classic sci-fi trilogy set in 1972.

CAST:
Jet Morgan …. Andrew Faulds
Lemmy …. Alfie Bass
Doc …. Guy Kingsley Poynter
Mitch …. Don Sharp
Various ….Alan Tylvern
Rogers/The Martian …. David Jacobs

Music composed and orchestra conducted by Van Phillips.

Written and produced by Charles Chilton.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in January 1956.


THU 18:30 Great Lives (b08kv5f6)
Series 42

Gary Kemp on EW Godwin

Gary Kemp, songwriter and guitarist with hit 80s band Spandau Ballet, chooses the architect and designer Edward William Godwin as his great life.

Gary began collecting pieces of Godwin's work as soon as he started making money from hit singles in the 1980s. He's remained fascinated by the life and work of the man who formed part of the Aesthetic Movement in the 19th century, designed houses for Oscar Wilde and James Whistler, and influenced Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

The guest expert is Dr Aileen Reid.

Producer: Maggie Ayre.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2017.


THU 19:00 The Navy Lark (b007jmsx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 King Street Junior Revisited (b00l2jgz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 Paul Temple (b007jn7r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 Peeler (m00061r6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m000ydvx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


THU 21:45 Multi Story Shorts (m000ydvz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]


THU 22:00 Olga Koch: OK Computer (m000y6sw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 Irish Micks and Legends (b01nxw2q)
Series 1

Children of Lir

Aisling Bea and Yasmine Akram become Ais and Yaz and are the very best pals. They are taking their role as Ireland's freshest story-tellers to the British nation very seriously indeed but they haven't had the time to do much research, learn their lines or work out who is doing which parts.

The girls' unconventional way of telling stories involves a concoction of thoroughly inappropriate modern-day metaphors and references to many of the ancient Irish stories.

With a natural knack for both comedy and character voices Yasmine Akram and Aisling Bea will bring you warm, modern re-workings of popular ancient Irish stories.

Today it's Children of Lir.

Written and performed by Aisling Bea and Yasmine Akram.

Producer: Raymond Lau

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2012.


THU 22:45 Hannah Gadsby: Arts Clown (b05n00f1)
4. Picasso's Les Demoiselles d'Avignon

Aussie stand up comedian and art historian Hannah Gadsby presents a comedy art lecture, this week on the subject of Picasso's angry 1907 masterpiece 'Les Demoiselles D'Avignon'.

It was as an art history student in Canberra in her early 20s that she was first introduced to this canvas and it took her a long time to grow to love it. She takes us on her personal journey through hate, to eventual love, explaining along the way why this piece is so pivotal in art history.

With the help of her Quotebot - who sounds remarkably like John Lloyd - Hannah explores 'Les Dems' rebellion, anger and revolution and the painting's place in modern art. She also decides Picasso was 'a bit of a dick'.

Written by Hannah Gadsby and edited by Jon Hunter.

Producer: Claire Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2015.


THU 23:00 The Museum of Everything (b00899zt)
Series 1

Welcome to the Museum of Everything

Feel free to wander round our many galleries and experience the history of everything. Learn about the history of everything.

Learn about the history of wicker, tour a stately home and discover the real identity of Jack the Ripper.

Written and performed by Marcus Brigstocke, Danny Robins and Dan Tetsell.

With Lucy Montgomery.

Music by Dominic Haslam and Ben Walker.

Producer: Alex Walsh-Taylor

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2004.


THU 23:30 Party (b01n6rsf)
Series 3

Radio

The budding politicians get a crucial radio interview ahead of the upcoming by election.

Tom Basden's satirical comedy about a group of young idealists trying to make waves with their new political party.

Simon .... Tom Basden
Duncan .... Tim Key
Jared .... Jonny Sweet
Mel .... Anna Crilly
Phoebe .... Katy Wix
Alison the radio producer .... Rachel Stubbings
Radio Interviewer .... Peter Curran
Drama interviewee ...Jot Davies

Producer: Julia McKenzie.

First broadcast on Radio 4 in October 2012.



FRIDAY 06 AUGUST 2021

FRI 00:00 Charles Chilton - Journey into Space (b007jshx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 Great Lives (b08kv5f6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 Paul Temple (b007jn7r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 Peeler (m00061r6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 British Summer Time Begins by Ysenda Maxtone-Graham (m000lmyy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:15 Promenade Rock by Christopher Denys (b0076d8w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 Sunflowers (b0076ddv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 Drama (b0b6bzhc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 The Write Stuff (m000yfrh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:30 Double Income, No Kids Yet (b008x3lt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 On the Rocks (b03kvby1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 Olga Koch: OK Computer (m000y6sw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 Paul Temple (b007s6jt)
Paul Temple and the Lawrence Affair

5. A Present for Steve

More mystery afloat, as the worried detective tackles Salty West and uncovers links to Steve.

Francis Durbridge's thriller.

CAST:

Paul Temple …. Peter Coke
Steve …. Marjorie Westbury
Charlie …. James Beattie
Mrs Purdie …. Molly Rankin
Brian Dexter …. Simon Lack
Stan Walters …. Denis Goacher
Salty West …. Brewster Mason
Linda Tico …. Belle Chrystall
Johnny Tico …. Brian Haines
George …. Leonard Trolley
Detective Inspector Ivor …. Manning Wilson
1st Girl/3rd Girl …. Beth Boyd
2nd Girl …. Dorothy Holmes-Gore
Telephone Operator/Waiter …. James Thomason

From 1938 to 1969 the fictional crime novelist and detective Paul Temple, together with his Fleet Street journalist Steve, solved case after case in one of BBC radio's most popular series. They inhabited a sophisticated world of chilled cocktails and fast cars, where the women were chic and the men wore cravats - a world where Sir Graham Forbes, of Scotland Yard, usually needed Paul's help with his latest tricky case.

Producer: Martyn C. Webster

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in May 1956.


FRI 06:30 Peeler (m00061r0)
Blaggard

Lord Trowle and PC Quin meet in Court and Jeremiah Morley meets his match in Mrs Gascoygne.

Patrick Carroll’s six-part crime series set in 1830, a year after the Metropolitan Police Act created the 'Peelers'.

PC Martin Quin ...... Mick Ford
Jeremiah Morley ...... James Booth
Sir Robert Peel ...... Norman Jones
Lord Trowle ...... Richard E Grant
Colonel Brown ...... Peter Jeffrey
Richard Mayne ...... Killian McKenna
Maria Staples ...... Joanna Myers
Frederick Roe ...... Timothy Bateson
Lord Laverton ...... James Greene
John Staples ...... Ian Lindsay
Rev Charkes Lyton ...... Timothy Carlton
Florrie ...... Susan Sheridan
Mrs Gregory ...... Elizabeth Kelly
Peter The Screever ...... Frazer Kerr

Singer: Martin Carthy.

Director: Janet Whitaker

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1991.


FRI 07:00 The Wilsons Save the World (m0002r74)
Series 2

Library

Maxine Wilson continues to occupy the local library despite the council closing it and things take a turn for the worse when it looks like eviction is on the cards. Daughter Cat can’t really see the point of libraries anyway, with the internet, and it becomes clear that Mike doesn’t fully grasp what they really mean either. As things take a turn towards the more confrontational Mike recruits a veteran activist, much to Max’s horror.

Mike…Marcus Brigstocke
Max…Kerry Godliman
Cat..Mia Jenkins
Lola…India Brown
Pauline...Liza Tarbuck
Various roles...Kiell Smith-Bynoe
Writers…Marcus Brigstocke and Sarah Morgan
Producer...Julia McKenzie

A BBC Studios production.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2019.


FRI 07:30 Stand-Up Specials (m000ydpx)
Tessa Coates: Resting Witch Face

Sunday Evening Comedy


FRI 08:00 Dad's Army (b007jmrm)
Series 2

If the Cap Fits

Captain Mainwaring decides to promote fractious Private Frazer with some unexpected results.

CAST:

Captain Mainwaring …. Arthur Lowe
Sgt Wilson …. John Le Mesurier
Cpl Jones …. Clive Dunn
Pt Pike …. Ian Lavender
Pt Frazer …. John Laurie
Pt Godfrey …. Arnold Ridley
Warden Hodges …. Bill Pertwee
Col Square …. Geoffrey Lumsden
The Verger …. Edward Sinclair
Gen Menzies and Sgt McKenzie …. Fraser Kerr
Announcer/Newsreader …. John Snagge

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

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1975.


FRI 08:30 Semi Circles (b007jts2)
Series 2

A Complete Break

Ben's exhausted after working hard on his company’s new bedtime drink. So he and his wife Helen plan a holiday...

The improving story of life and improving times in an improving neighbourhood.

Starring Paula Wilcox as Helen and David Wood as Ben

Written by Simon Brett

Helen ...... Paula Wilcox
Ben ...... David Wood
Mrs Kelly ...... Pay Heywood
Alastair ...... Tony Millan
Kevin ...... Stuart Organ
Julian ...... Mark Wing-Davey
Maureen ...... Miranda Forbes
Doctor ...... Robert Rietty

Producer: Pete Atkin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1982


FRI 09:00 It's Not What You Know (b037tnxt)
Series 2

Episode 5

What is Masterchef finalist Kirsty Wark's signature dish? What is Andrew Maxwell's best character trait? What is Francis Wheen's greatest fear?

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.

Producer: Sam Michell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2013.


FRI 09:30 To the Manor Born (b007n1wj)
An Englishman's Home

When Devere installs new security cameras, Audrey declares war.

Starring Penelope Keith as Audrey fforbes-Hamilton.

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

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 descendent.

First piloted on radio and then whisked off to TV before it ever appeared, before finally arriving home in 1997. Written for radio by Peter Spence.

Producer: Jane Berthoud

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in March 1997.


FRI 10:00 Drama (b0b6fbs1)
Anton Chekhov - Wild Honey

Episode 2

David Tennant stars in the second part of Michael Frayn's adaptation of Chekhov's early play.

Village schoolmaster Platonov has it all - wit, intelligence, a comfortable and respectable life in provincial Russia, and the attentions of four beautiful women - one of whom is his devoted wife. As summer arrives and the seasonal festivities commence, the rapidly intensifying heat makes everyone giddy with sunlight, vodka and passion.

CAST:

Dr Triletzky....................................................................Elliot Levey
Anna Petrovna .............................................................Sasha Behar
Porfiry Semyonovich Glagolyev............................Christian Rodska
Sergey.............................................................................John Hollingworth
Colonel Triletzky..........................................................Rupert Vansittart
Sofya................................................................................Eva Feiler
Marko..............................................................................Nigel Cooke
Marya Yefimovna Grekova......................................Prisca Bakare
Platonov..........................................................................David Tennant
Sasha................................................................................Olivia Darnley
Gerasim Kuzmich Petrin.......................................... Ben Onwukwe
Osip................................................................................. Forbes Masson

Adapted by Michael Frayn

Produced and Directed by Clive Brill

A Brill production for BBC Radio 4

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2018.


FRI 11:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m000yfs6)
Summer Scrapbook

As part of 4 Extra's Summer Season, Podcast Radio Hour presents postcards from producers, presenters, comedians and friends recommending some great listens for the Summer.


FRI 12:00 Dad's Army (b007jmrm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 Semi Circles (b007jts2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 Paul Temple (b007s6jt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 Peeler (m00061r0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 British Summer Time Begins by Ysenda Maxtone-Graham (m000lnn2)
Journeys Abroad

Ysenda Maxtone Graham interviews people from all walks of life to discover how they were shaped by the long months of summer in this entertaining and touching chronicle of British school holidays.

Episode 5: Journeys Abroad

From driving and camping on the continent to the heady pleasures of an all-inclusive package, the summer holiday as generations of Britons know it is about to change for ever.

Abridged by Rosemary Goring
Read by Fenella Woolgar

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2020.


FRI 14:15 Promenade Rock by Christopher Denys (b0076d9g)
5. The Longshoremen

Deck-chair attendant and fisherman, Cox'n Hughes is victimised by the local fishing community.

Matthew decides to find out why.

Christopher Denys' ten-part series set in the booming 1950s seaside resort of Llantwit-on-Sea.

Starring Nerys Hughes as Eirlys Richards, Russell Boulter as Matthew Dolan, Andy Hockley as Cox'n Hughes, Owen Garmon as Round-the-Bay Baynon and Keith Drinkel as Griff Gadabout.

Director: Sue Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2003.


FRI 14:30 Sand Between the Toes (m000ygm3)
Evocative interviews with people remembering the childhood excitement of looking forward to their annual seaside holiday and their sadness when it was all over. The sights, sounds and scents of the seaside and an historical document of transport, entertainment, accommodation and food in 1920s and 30s Britain.

Producer Peter Hoare

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1984.


FRI 15:00 Drama (b0b6fbs1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 It's Not What You Know (b037tnxt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


FRI 16:30 To the Manor Born (b007n1wj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


FRI 17:00 The Wilsons Save the World (m0002r74)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 17:30 Stand-Up Specials (m000ydpx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 18:00 Charles Chilton - Journey into Space (b007jsl4)
The World in Peril

Episode 20

As the invasion fleet reaches Earth, can Jet Morgan and his crew save the day?

Continuing the 20-part serial - the third of Charles Chilton's classic sci-fi trilogy set in 1972.

CAST:
Jet Morgan …. Andrew Faulds
Lemmy …. Alfie Bass
Doc …. Guy Kingsley Poynter
Mitch …. Don Sharp
Various ….Alan Tylvern
Rogers/The Martian …. David Jacobs

Music composed and orchestra conducted by Van Phillips.

Written and produced by Charles Chilton.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in February 1956.


FRI 18:30 Off the Page (b00w7cww)
My Own Private Utopia

How, and where, and with whom, do you want to lead your life ? Most of us don't ask ourselves this very often, preferring instead to slide along, taking what may be acceptable and conventional as enough. But what if you do pursue an answer, as one of our guests, Tobias Jones, is trying to do, in a ten acre wood?

The full title of Thomas More's work Utopia included the words, "A truly golden little book, no less beneficial than entertaining, of a republic's best state ...." But has Utopia ever been achieved ? Rob Penn and Amanda Mitchison think definitely not. The problem is the presence of other people, and so a private Utopia is the best that can ever be achieved. Rob Penn, presenter of a recent tv documentary about building the perfect bike, outlines very clearly what it means to him.

But Tobias Jones, author of the Dark Heart of Italy and Utopian Dreams, argues very clearly that the woodland life he is now establishing with his family and guests should not be so easily dismissed. As Kurt Vonnegut said, "Human beings will be happier not when they cure cancer or get to Mars ... but when they find ways to inhabit primitive communities again."

Dominic Arkwright presents. The producer is Miles Warde.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2010.


FRI 19:00 Dad's Army (b007jmrm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 Semi Circles (b007jts2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 Paul Temple (b007s6jt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 Peeler (m00061r0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m000yfs6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 22:00 Stand-Up Specials (m000ydpx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 The Hudson and Pepperdine Show (b0076254)
Series 2

Episode 2

The duo get some help from war veteran and stand-up comedian Edie Trinder, who valiantly steps in when Mel loses her voice. Plus more from the Gory Nuns and the Goatee Beard Men's Group.

Special guest stars are rapper Eminem and opera diva Leslie Garrett.

Variety meets sitcom meets sketch show - written and performed by Mel Hudson and Vicki Pepperdine.

With Dave Lamb, Martin Hyder and Jim North.

Additional material by Martin Hyder and Jim North.

Script editor: Graeme Garden

Music by Richard Webb.

Producers: Helen Williams and Claire Jones.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2001.


FRI 23:00 Lewis Macleod Is Not Himself (b04hvy0q)
Episode 2

The impression and sketch show that looks behind the scenes at the life and work of star impressionist Lewis Macleod

Lewis has performed on 4 Extra's Newsjack, plus Postman Pat, The Phantom Menace and Dead Ringers.

With Kate O'Sullivan, Duncan Wisbey and Julian Dutton.

Producer: Lyndsay Fenner

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2014.


FRI 23:30 Think the Unthinkable (b007k4wm)
Series 2

Barrington Comprehensive

The management consultants try reversing the fortunes of an inner city school. Stars Marcus Brigstocke. From November 2002.




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

2000 Years of Radio 23:00 TUE (b007tcbl)

A Good Read 18:30 MON (b01n11pc)

A Good Read 00:30 TUE (b01n11pc)

A Life of Bliss 08:30 SUN (m0001mzg)

A Sting in the Tale (Omnibus) 13:00 SUN (m000ydw5)

A Sting in the Tale (Omnibus) 01:00 MON (m000ydw5)

Act Your Age 09:00 MON (b0100gr6)

Act Your Age 16:00 MON (b0100gr6)

Act Your Age 04:00 TUE (b0100gr6)

An Actor's Life for Me 09:30 SUN (b007vhr4)

Andy Hamilton Sort of Remembers 12:00 SAT (b098jtq1)

Andy Hamilton Sort of Remembers 07:00 TUE (b099ypqj)

Andy Hamilton Sort of Remembers 17:00 TUE (b099ypqj)

Andy Hamilton Sort of Remembers 05:00 WED (b099ypqj)

Beachcomber... By the Way 09:30 MON (b008g29h)

Beachcomber... By the Way 16:30 MON (b008g29h)

Beachcomber... By the Way 04:30 TUE (b008g29h)

Birdcage Walk by Helen Dunmore (Omnibus) 06:00 SUN (b08jlx5b)

Birdcage Walk by Helen Dunmore 02:00 SAT (b08hqm3h)

British Summer Time Begins by Ysenda Maxtone-Graham 14:00 MON (m000lmtl)

British Summer Time Begins by Ysenda Maxtone-Graham 02:00 TUE (m000lmtl)

British Summer Time Begins by Ysenda Maxtone-Graham 14:00 TUE (m000lmgh)

British Summer Time Begins by Ysenda Maxtone-Graham 02:00 WED (m000lmgh)

British Summer Time Begins by Ysenda Maxtone-Graham 14:00 WED (m000llxz)

British Summer Time Begins by Ysenda Maxtone-Graham 02:00 THU (m000llxz)

British Summer Time Begins by Ysenda Maxtone-Graham 14:00 THU (m000lmyy)

British Summer Time Begins by Ysenda Maxtone-Graham 02:00 FRI (m000lmyy)

British Summer Time Begins by Ysenda Maxtone-Graham 14:00 FRI (m000lnn2)

Bunk Bed 23:30 WED (b0952zm0)

Chain Reaction 22:30 SAT (b05417lh)

Charles Chilton - Journey into Space 00:00 SAT (b007js79)

Charles Chilton - Journey into Space 18:00 MON (b007js9j)

Charles Chilton - Journey into Space 00:00 TUE (b007js9j)

Charles Chilton - Journey into Space 18:00 TUE (b007jscg)

Charles Chilton - Journey into Space 00:00 WED (b007jscg)

Charles Chilton - Journey into Space 18:00 WED (b007jsfq)

Charles Chilton - Journey into Space 00:00 THU (b007jsfq)

Charles Chilton - Journey into Space 18:00 THU (b007jshx)

Charles Chilton - Journey into Space 00:00 FRI (b007jshx)

Charles Chilton - Journey into Space 18:00 FRI (b007jsl4)

Charles Parker Prize 13:00 SAT (m000y68y)

Charles Parker Prize 01:00 SUN (m000y68y)

Charlotte and Lillian 14:45 SAT (m00094k1)

Charlotte and Lillian 02:45 SUN (m00094k1)

Charlotte and Lillian 22:45 SUN (m0009cfh)

Claudia Roden: A Book of Middle Eastern Food (Omnibus) 07:20 SUN (b09ycynh)

Claudia Roden: A Book of Middle Eastern Food 02:15 SAT (b09xp0w7)

Cordoba 01:30 SAT (m000y7mr)

Dad's Army 08:00 FRI (b007jmrm)

Dad's Army 12:00 FRI (b007jmrm)

Dad's Army 19:00 FRI (b007jmrm)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 14:50 MON (b011ppq4)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 02:50 TUE (b011ppq4)

David Lemon - The Tunnel 18:00 SUN (b07mz0h8)

David Lemon - The Tunnel 00:00 MON (b07mz0h8)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:00 SUN (m000ydvx)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:00 SUN (m000ydvx)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 11:00 THU (m000ydvx)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:00 THU (m000ydvx)

Double Income, No Kids Yet 09:30 THU (b008x3lt)

Double Income, No Kids Yet 16:30 THU (b008x3lt)

Double Income, No Kids Yet 04:30 FRI (b008x3lt)

Drama 10:00 MON (b0bf59rz)

Drama 15:00 MON (b0bf59rz)

Drama 03:00 TUE (b0bf59rz)

Drama 10:00 TUE (b09qd0m0)

Drama 15:00 TUE (b09qd0m0)

Drama 03:00 WED (b09qd0m0)

Drama 10:00 THU (b0b6bzhc)

Drama 15:00 THU (b0b6bzhc)

Drama 03:00 FRI (b0b6bzhc)

Drama 10:00 FRI (b0b6fbs1)

Drama 15:00 FRI (b0b6fbs1)

Dreaming By the Pool 14:30 WED (b0075kll)

Dreaming By the Pool 02:30 THU (b0075kll)

England, Their England by AG Macdonell 08:30 MON (m000ygm1)

England, Their England by AG Macdonell 12:30 MON (m000ygm1)

England, Their England by AG Macdonell 19:30 MON (m000ygm1)

Father Figure 22:30 MON (b01c3dlh)

Get Carter: The Bloody Chamber 18:45 SUN (b0bkqt8g)

Get Carter: The Bloody Chamber 00:45 MON (b0bkqt8g)

Great Lives 07:30 SAT (b01g9c4w)

Great Lives 17:30 SAT (b01g9c4w)

Great Lives 05:30 SUN (b01g9c4w)

Great Lives 18:30 THU (b08kv5f6)

Great Lives 00:30 FRI (b08kv5f6)

Guilt Trip 05:00 SAT (b07nrlqx)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:00 WED (b00j283q)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:00 WED (b00j283q)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:00 WED (b00j283q)

Hannah Gadsby: Arts Clown 22:45 THU (b05n00f1)

Hercule Poirot 01:00 SAT (b01b3fdv)

Inheritance Tracks 07:10 SUN (b091vqr1)

Inheritance Tracks 11:50 SUN (b091vqr1)

Inheritance Tracks 14:10 SUN (b0bkr96j)

Inheritance Tracks 19:50 SUN (b091vqr1)

Inheritance Tracks 02:10 MON (b0bkr96j)

Inheritance Tracks 11:50 MON (m000ydct)

Inheritance Tracks 21:50 MON (m000ydct)

Irish Micks and Legends 22:30 THU (b01nxw2q)

It's Not What You Know 04:00 SAT (b037hmyc)

It's Not What You Know 09:00 FRI (b037tnxt)

It's Not What You Know 16:00 FRI (b037tnxt)

Jelly Mountain 23:15 TUE (b00fr1z3)

Jerome K Jerome - Three Men in a Boat 06:00 SAT (b007k2b8)

Jerome K Jerome - Three Men in a Boat 16:00 SAT (b007k2b8)

Jerome K Jerome - Three Men in a Boat 04:00 SUN (b007k2b8)

Jim Morrison's Will to be Weird 11:00 WED (m000h93s)

Jim Morrison's Will to be Weird 21:00 WED (m000h93s)

Josh Howie's Losing It 23:00 SUN (b07pgwp0)

Ken Cheng: Chinese Comedian 14:30 SAT (m000fgst)

Ken Cheng: Chinese Comedian 02:30 SUN (m000fgst)

Ken Cheng: Chinese Comedian 22:30 SUN (m000fq8s)

King Street Junior Revisited 08:30 THU (b00l2jgz)

King Street Junior Revisited 12:30 THU (b00l2jgz)

King Street Junior Revisited 19:30 THU (b00l2jgz)

Lewis Macleod Is Not Himself 15:00 SAT (b04grrpq)

Lewis Macleod Is Not Himself 03:00 SUN (b04grrpq)

Lewis Macleod Is Not Himself 23:00 FRI (b04hvy0q)

Life on Egg 22:30 WED (b09l0fqz)

Mark Watson Makes the World Substantially Better 15:30 SAT (b00cxr1s)

Mark Watson Makes the World Substantially Better 03:30 SUN (b00cxr1s)

Mark Watson Makes the World Substantially Better 23:30 TUE (b00d0sjl)

Masala FM 23:30 SUN (b0080p9x)

Multi Story Shorts 10:45 SUN (m000ydvz)

Multi Story Shorts 21:45 SUN (m000ydvz)

Multi Story Shorts 11:45 THU (m000ydvz)

Multi Story Shorts 21:45 THU (m000ydvz)

Natural Histories 14:30 TUE (b080t7df)

Natural Histories 02:30 WED (b080t7df)

No Commitments 08:30 WED (b00sbs1y)

No Commitments 12:30 WED (b00sbs1y)

No Commitments 19:30 WED (b00sbs1y)

Noel Coward Mysteries - A Bullet At Balmain's 03:00 SAT (b00t5jmj)

Not in Front of the Children 09:00 SUN (b08bs9qt)

Off the Page 00:30 SAT (b00w227t)

Off the Page 18:30 FRI (b00w7cww)

Olga Koch: OK Computer 07:30 THU (m000y6sw)

Olga Koch: OK Computer 17:30 THU (m000y6sw)

Olga Koch: OK Computer 22:00 THU (m000y6sw)

Olga Koch: OK Computer 05:30 FRI (m000y6sw)

On the Rocks 07:00 THU (b03kvby1)

On the Rocks 17:00 THU (b03kvby1)

On the Rocks 05:00 FRI (b03kvby1)

Party's Over 23:00 MON (m000y7tp)

Party's Over 09:00 TUE (m000y7tp)

Party 23:30 THU (b01n6rsf)

Paul Sinha's General Knowledge 07:30 WED (m000y6p4)

Paul Sinha's General Knowledge 17:30 WED (m000y6p4)

Paul Sinha's General Knowledge 22:00 WED (m000y6p4)

Paul Sinha's General Knowledge 05:30 THU (m000y6p4)

Paul Temple 06:00 MON (b007jn5m)

Paul Temple 13:00 MON (b007jn5m)

Paul Temple 20:00 MON (b007jn5m)

Paul Temple 01:00 TUE (b007jn5m)

Paul Temple 06:00 TUE (b007rqzp)

Paul Temple 13:00 TUE (b007rqzp)

Paul Temple 20:00 TUE (b007rqzp)

Paul Temple 01:00 WED (b007rqzp)

Paul Temple 06:00 WED (b007s45n)

Paul Temple 13:00 WED (b007s45n)

Paul Temple 20:00 WED (b007s45n)

Paul Temple 01:00 THU (b007s45n)

Paul Temple 06:00 THU (b007jn7r)

Paul Temple 13:00 THU (b007jn7r)

Paul Temple 20:00 THU (b007jn7r)

Paul Temple 01:00 FRI (b007jn7r)

Paul Temple 06:00 FRI (b007s6jt)

Paul Temple 13:00 FRI (b007s6jt)

Paul Temple 20:00 FRI (b007s6jt)

Paul is Dead 02:30 SAT (b04l0tvb)

Paul is Dead 15:30 SUN (b04l0tvb)

Paul is Dead 03:30 MON (b04l0tvb)

Peeler 06:30 MON (m0005zkz)

Peeler 13:30 MON (m0005zkz)

Peeler 20:30 MON (m0005zkz)

Peeler 01:30 TUE (m0005zkz)

Peeler 06:30 TUE (m00061yc)

Peeler 13:30 TUE (m00061yc)

Peeler 20:30 TUE (m00061yc)

Peeler 01:30 WED (m00061yc)

Peeler 06:30 WED (m00061yp)

Peeler 13:30 WED (m00061yp)

Peeler 20:30 WED (m00061yp)

Peeler 01:30 THU (m00061yp)

Peeler 06:30 THU (m00061r6)

Peeler 13:30 THU (m00061r6)

Peeler 20:30 THU (m00061r6)

Peeler 01:30 FRI (m00061r6)

Peeler 06:30 FRI (m00061r0)

Peeler 13:30 FRI (m00061r0)

Peeler 20:30 FRI (m00061r0)

Peter Terson - Getting to Know Mr Schmeigelow 16:00 SUN (b071c6t2)

Peter Terson - Getting to Know Mr Schmeigelow 20:00 SUN (b071c6t2)

Peter Terson - Getting to Know Mr Schmeigelow 04:00 MON (b071c6t2)

Podcast Radio Hour 11:00 FRI (m000yfs6)

Podcast Radio Hour 21:00 FRI (m000yfs6)

Poetry Extra 12:00 SUN (m000ydw3)

Poetry Extra 17:00 SUN (m000ydw3)

Poetry Extra 05:00 MON (m000ydw3)

Promenade Rock by Christopher Denys 14:15 MON (b0076d7c)

Promenade Rock by Christopher Denys 02:15 TUE (b0076d7c)

Promenade Rock by Christopher Denys 14:15 TUE (b0076d7r)

Promenade Rock by Christopher Denys 02:15 WED (b0076d7r)

Promenade Rock by Christopher Denys 14:15 WED (b0076d8c)

Promenade Rock by Christopher Denys 02:15 THU (b0076d8c)

Promenade Rock by Christopher Denys 14:15 THU (b0076d8w)

Promenade Rock by Christopher Denys 02:15 FRI (b0076d8w)

Promenade Rock by Christopher Denys 14:15 FRI (b0076d9g)

Radio 9 23:00 WED (b04fgtgy)

Recorded for Training Purposes 23:30 MON (b00gm512)

Revolting People 22:30 TUE (b008h6np)

Rigor Mortis 22:00 SAT (b007r5lr)

Roger McGough - Postscript: Summer With Monika 10:35 WED (b00bwsdj)

Roger McGough - Postscript: Summer With Monika 15:35 WED (b00bwsdj)

Roger McGough - Postscript: Summer With Monika 03:35 THU (b00bwsdj)

Roger McGough - Summer With Monika 10:00 WED (b00bws4x)

Roger McGough - Summer With Monika 15:00 WED (b00bws4x)

Roger McGough - Summer With Monika 03:00 THU (b00bws4x)

Sand Between the Toes 14:30 FRI (m000ygm3)

Sara Pascoe: The Modern Monkey 14:00 SAT (b09ry6k4)

Sara Pascoe: The Modern Monkey 23:00 SAT (b09snj96)

Sara Pascoe: The Modern Monkey 02:00 SUN (b09ry6k4)

Semi Circles 08:30 FRI (b007jts2)

Semi Circles 12:30 FRI (b007jts2)

Semi Circles 19:30 FRI (b007jts2)

Short Cuts 18:30 WED (m0008nwp)

Short Cuts 00:30 THU (m0008nwp)

Simon Evans Goes to Market 07:30 TUE (m000y6k7)

Simon Evans Goes to Market 17:30 TUE (m000y6k7)

Simon Evans Goes to Market 22:00 TUE (m000y6k7)

Simon Evans Goes to Market 05:30 WED (m000y6k7)

Smelling of Roses 08:30 SAT (b007k1kz)

Smelling of Roses 09:30 WED (b007k1tg)

Smelling of Roses 16:30 WED (b007k1tg)

Smelling of Roses 04:30 THU (b007k1tg)

Soul Music 18:30 TUE (b01m5hhy)

Soul Music 00:30 WED (b01m5hhy)

Stand-Up Specials 05:30 SAT (m000y64v)

Stand-Up Specials 07:30 FRI (m000ydpx)

Stand-Up Specials 17:30 FRI (m000ydpx)

Stand-Up Specials 22:00 FRI (m000ydpx)

Start/Stop 12:30 SUN (b07qc3gc)

Start/Stop 17:30 SUN (b07qc3gc)

Start/Stop 22:00 SUN (b07qc3gc)

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Stephen Mulrine - Ivan The Fool and Vasilisa The Wise 18:00 SAT (m00027jp)

Stephen Mulrine - Ivan The Fool and Vasilisa The Wise 00:00 SUN (m00027jp)

Steptoe and Son 08:00 MON (b007jn7v)

Steptoe and Son 12:00 MON (b007jn7v)

Steptoe and Son 19:00 MON (b007jn7v)

Summer Over England 14:30 MON (b01222wl)

Summer Over England 02:30 TUE (b01222wl)

Summer Picnic by Elizabeth Jane Howard 11:45 TUE (b08tj1vl)

Summer Picnic by Elizabeth Jane Howard 21:45 TUE (b08tj1vl)

Summer Taste 10:45 MON (b007twpz)

Summer Taste 15:45 MON (b007twpz)

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Summer Taste 10:45 TUE (b007vw1l)

Summer Taste 15:45 TUE (b007vw1l)

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Summer Taste 10:45 WED (b007vd4h)

Summer Taste 15:45 WED (b007vd4h)

Summer Taste 03:45 THU (b007vd4h)

Sunflowers 14:30 THU (b0076ddv)

Sunflowers 02:30 FRI (b0076ddv)

TED Radio Hour 11:00 MON (m000ydcr)

TED Radio Hour 21:00 MON (m000ydcr)

Take Me to Your Reader 08:30 TUE (m000ycb2)

Take Me to Your Reader 12:30 TUE (m000ycb2)

Take Me to Your Reader 19:30 TUE (m000ycb2)

Tessa Hadley - The Past (Omnibus) 14:20 SUN (b069npc6)

Tessa Hadley - The Past (Omnibus) 02:20 MON (b069npc6)

The Brothers 12:30 SAT (b00nn2hg)

The Brothers 09:30 TUE (b00ntdnr)

The Brothers 16:30 TUE (b00ntdnr)

The Brothers 04:30 WED (b00ntdnr)

The Fair Intellectual Club 07:00 WED (b0833vn0)

The Fair Intellectual Club 17:00 WED (b0833vn0)

The Fair Intellectual Club 05:00 THU (b0833vn0)

The Goon Show 08:00 TUE (b00jz5x2)

The Goon Show 12:00 TUE (b00jz5x2)

The Goon Show 19:00 TUE (b00jz5x2)

The Hudson and Pepperdine Show 22:30 FRI (b0076254)

The Last Seaside Orchestra 11:00 TUE (b01knsjz)

The Last Seaside Orchestra 21:00 TUE (b01knsjz)

The Lives and Work of Somerset Maugham 09:00 SAT (b054051p)

The Lives and Work of Somerset Maugham 19:00 SAT (b054051p)

The Mark Steel Lecture 23:30 SAT (b007qhq3)

The Moth Radio Hour 11:00 SUN (m000ydw1)

The Moth Radio Hour 19:00 SUN (m000ydw1)

The Motion Show 08:00 SAT (b00762sc)

The Motion Show 09:00 WED (b07bpq37)

The Motion Show 16:00 WED (b07bpq37)

The Motion Show 04:00 THU (b07bpq37)

The Museum of Everything 23:00 THU (b00899zt)

The Navy Lark 08:00 THU (b007jmsx)

The Navy Lark 12:00 THU (b007jmsx)

The Navy Lark 19:00 THU (b007jmsx)

The Problem With Adam Bloom 22:45 WED (b00g3xwp)

The Rest is History 16:00 TUE (b0769tsq)

The Rest is History 04:00 WED (b0769tsq)

The Unbelievable Truth 07:30 MON (m000y5fq)

The Unbelievable Truth 17:30 MON (m000y5fq)

The Unbelievable Truth 22:00 MON (m000y5fq)

The Unbelievable Truth 05:30 TUE (m000y5fq)

The Wilsons Save the World 07:00 FRI (m0002r74)

The Wilsons Save the World 17:00 FRI (m0002r74)

The Write Stuff 09:00 THU (m000yfrh)

The Write Stuff 16:00 THU (m000yfrh)

The Write Stuff 04:00 FRI (m000yfrh)

Think the Unthinkable 23:30 FRI (b007k4wm)

Tim FitzHigham: The Gambler 07:00 MON (b05nvjm7)

Tim FitzHigham: The Gambler 17:00 MON (b05nvjm7)

Tim FitzHigham: The Gambler 05:00 TUE (b05nvjm7)

Tina C 23:45 WED (b0076q9g)

To the Manor Born 04:30 SAT (b007m9wg)

To the Manor Born 09:30 FRI (b007n1wj)

To the Manor Born 16:30 FRI (b007n1wj)