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SATURDAY 07 AUGUST 2021

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

Episode 20

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

Concluding the adventures of Captain Jet Morgan, Mitch, Doc and Lemmy.

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.


SAT 00:30 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."

Presented by Dominic Arkwright.

Producer: Miles Warde

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2010.


SAT 01:00 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 his wife Steve.

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
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
Operator/Waiter …. 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 May 1956.


SAT 01:30 Peeler (m00061r0)
5. Blaggard

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

Starring Richard E Grant and Mick Ford.

Patrick Carroll’s 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.


SAT 02:00 British Summer Time Begins by Ysenda Maxtone-Graham (m000lnn2)
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.

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.

Abridged by Rosemary Goring

Read by Fenella Woolgar.

Producer: Eilidh McCreadie

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2020.


SAT 02:15 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' series set in the booming 1950s seaside resort of Llantwit-on-Sea.

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

Director: Sue Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2003.


SAT 02:30 Sand Between the Toes (m000ygm3)
'One of the best parts was the great build-up to the holiday and seeing all the things being unpacked from the previous year. The nanny would get the bathing dresses out and there would be that glorious smell of the sea that still appeared to be stuck to the sand-shoes, and sometimes if you were lucky, a grain of sand might come out.'

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 Britain between the first and second world wars.

Producer Peter Hoare

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1984.


SAT 03:00 Drama (b0b6fbs1)
Anton Chekhov - Wild Honey

Episode 2

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.

Starring David Tennant.

The conclusion of Michael Frayn's adaptation of Anton Chekhov's early play.

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

Director: Clive Brill

A Brill production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in June 2018.


SAT 04:00 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.


SAT 04:30 To the Manor Born (b007n1wj)
An Englishman's Home

When Devere installs new security cameras, Audrey declares war.

Starring Penelope Keith and Keith Barron.

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

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

Adapted for radio by Peter Spence from his BBC TV script

Audrey fforbes-Hamilton …. Penelope Keith
Richard DeVere ..... Keith Barron
Marjory Frobisher. .... Angela Thorne
Brabinger .... Nicholas McArdle
Mrs Polouvicka ..... Margery Withers
Ned ..... Frank Middlemass
PC Dottle ...... Kevin Eldon

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 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.

Sitcom about trying to live ethically and do the right thing. Written by Marcus Brigstocke and Sarah Morgan.

Mike ...... Marcus Brigstocke
Max ...... Kerry Godliman
Cat ...... Mia Jenkins
Lola ...... India Brown
Pauline ...... Liza Tarbuck
Various ...... Kiell Smith-Bynoe

Producer: Julia McKenzie

A BBC Studios production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in February 2019.


SAT 05:30 Stand-Up Specials (m000ydpx)
Tessa Coates: Resting Witch Face

Following her two critically-acclaimed stand up shows, Tessa brings her debut radio special to Radio 4 and combines her love of anthropology with her love of witchcraft. This year, all things occult are definitely on the rise. Tarot card sales are the highest they've been for 50 years, books on witchcraft have topped the best-seller list, and on TikTok the hashtag #WitchTok has 13.9 BILLION views. Through history, in times of political unrest we turn to the occult, and the last few years have been nothing but political unrest. Add into that a story about a ghost, a poltergeist, and an exploration of the human imagination. Plus a tarot card reading, finish on a coven initiation spell and you've got Resting Witch Face!

The show was recorded in front of a live audience at the Pleasance in London.


Written by Tessa Coates
Starring Tessa Coates
Additional Material: Amy Annette
Executive Producer: Simon Nicholls
Studio Engineer Jerry Peal
Editor: Chris Maclean
Production Manager: Georgina Brett
Production Co-ordinator: Tamara Shilham
Production Assistant: Emma Tremewan
Production Runners: George Hehir & Tehillah Hinds
Would not have been possible without Katie Churchill
Recorded Live at Pleasance London
A Tiger Aspect production for BBC Radio 4


SAT 06:00 David Buck - Conflict of Doves (b09g357l)
American athlete Jesse Owens dominated the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games - and unsettled Adolf Hitler in the process.

The world event was conceived by the German leader as a public display of Aryan superiority to be captured on film by Leni Riefenstahl.

But the emergence of the black athletes threw the Nazi leadership into confusion as they tried every way to lessen the impact - and to undermine the true sporting spirit of the Games.

Written by David Buck

Adolf Hitler …. John Castle
Leni Riefenstahl …. Cheryl Campbell
Joseph Goebbels …. Nigel Anthony
Avery Brundage …. Don Fellows
Richard Strauss …. Michael Gough
Rudolf Hess …. Brian Hewlett
Reinhard Heydrich …. Stuart Organ
Julius Streicher …. John Hollis
Carl Diem …. David Buck
Hans von Tschammer und Osten …. Bernard Brown
Werner March …. Manning Wilson
Willi …. Tim Reynolds
Max …. Jonathan Tafler
Catering Expert …. Peter Howell
Anatole …. Andrew Branch

Director: Martin Jenkins

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1986.


SAT 07:30 Great Lives (b08kv5f6)
Series 42

Gary Kemp on EW Godwin

Gary Kemp, songwriter and guitarist with hit 1980s 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.

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.

Presented by Matthew Parris with guest expert, Dr Aileen Reid.

Producer: Maggie Ayre.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2017.


SAT 08:00 The Motion Show (b07bpq37)
Series 4

Episode 6

Debates galore from designer babies - to banning TV chefs.

Graeme Garden chairs the quirky battle of words and wit.

With Gyles Brandreth, Steve Punt, Marcus Brigstocke and Andy Parsons.

Producer: Helen Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2001.


SAT 08:30 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 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
Oleg ...... Edward de Souza
Kirsten ...... Gillian Hanna
Robert ...... Simon Trinder

Producer: Maria Esposito

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2001.


SAT 09:00 The Rudest Man in Britain (b03rxc77)
The Rudest Man in Britain excavates the archives from the perspective of Gilbert Harding - a well-loved radio personality who went on to achieve wider TV exposure as star of long-running panel shows such as 'What's My Line?' once watched by millions.

Clever, amusing and often outrageous, Harding was a familiar voice of wireless who became a pioneer of popular TV. But behind the public persona, there was a troubled and conflicted character.

To create a profile of Gilbert Harding's life and sample his broadcasting work Simon Fanshawe draws on Stephen Wyatt's play Dr Brighton and Mr Harding, in which Harding (played by Roger Allam) wrestles with his inner demons and fantasies, knowing also that he is in increasingly poor health (hence his reason for moving to the coast to embrace 'Dr Brighton').

Simon samples excerpts from:

* Round Britain Quiz,
* What's My Line?
* The Brains Trust

* A complete edition of Twenty Questions – which, as a format, still stands up well.

He also revisits Harding's seminal 1960 BBC Face to Face TV interview with John Freeman, where he broke down on camera when the questioner touched a nerve.

Simon Fanshawe explores the development of many now familiar formats on Radio and TV - and assembles a fascinating and rounded portrait of this tortured but much loved polymath.

Producer: Mike Greenwood

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra and first broadcast in January 2014


SAT 12:00 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 April 2015.


SAT 12:30 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?

Starring David Tennant and Elizabeth Carling.

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

Daniel …. David Tennant
Lucy …. Liz Carling
Katie …. Tracy-Ann Oberman
Andy …. Tony Gardner
Katriona …. Kate Robbins

Producer: Liz Anstee

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2003.


SAT 13:00 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 20th 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 July 2011.


SAT 13:45 Summer Picnic by Elizabeth Jane Howard (b08tj1vl)
A woodland glade, a perfect picnic... a girl grows up, a woman grows old.

June Barrie reads Elizabeth Jane Howard's perfectly observed short story.

Producer: Pat Pryor

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1993.


SAT 14:00 Josh Howie's Losing It (b07pgwp0)
Series 1

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. .


SAT 14:30 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
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.


SAT 15:00 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.


SAT 15:30 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.


SAT 16:00 David Buck - Conflict of Doves (b09g357l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 Great Lives (b08kv5f6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SAT 18:00 Honore de Balzac - The Mysterious Mansion (m000bmh9)
19th century French writer, Honore de Balzac discovers La Grande Breteche - the ruins of an abandoned house and neglected garden in the Loire.

He's determined to uncover the story behind its tragic secrets...

Starring David Calder.

Honore de Balzac's grisly tale dramatised by Peter Mackie.

Balzac ...... David Calder
Jean ...... Dorien Thomas
Faillard ...... Dillwyn Owen
Mde. Faillard ...... Tessa Gearing
Gendarme ...... Christopher Grimes
Rosalie ...... Marilyn Le Conte
De Merret ...... Nigel Carrington
Mde. de Merret ...... Manon Edwards
Duvivier ...... Alan Towner

Director: David Hunter

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1993.


SAT 19:00 The Rudest Man in Britain (b03rxc77)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 Rigor Mortis (b007rq8g)
Series 2

Episode 6

A department store drama means the pathology team must work on Christmas Day.

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

Music by Paul Mottram and Stephanie Benavente.

Producer: Dawn Ellis

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2004.


SAT 22:30 Chain Reaction (b054qfjd)
Series 10

Vic Reeves talks to Olivia Colman

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

talks to

Oscar and BAFTA award-winning actress Olivia Colman.

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 (b09tdtl8)
Series 1

Territory

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 - Territory.

It's a vital resource and we live on a crowded planet but why do have such a visceral reaction when someone intrudes on our personal space?

From the bigger picture concepts of colonialism and national borders, to how you divide your shared bedroom, to the physical limits of our own bodies, this is a frank, funny look at how our evolutionary history shapes the way we see and move through the world.

Recorded on location at The Freud Museum in London.

Written by and starring Sara Pascoe

Producer: Alexandra Smith

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


SAT 23:30 Armstrong and Miller (b00t1bct)
Episode 1

Time management plus some special detectives.

Sketches and songs with Ben Miller and Alexander Armstrong in their first series for radio.

With:

Samuel West
Tony Gardiner

Written by Ben Miller, Alexander Armstrong and Tony Gardiner.

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1998.


SAT 23:45 The Pin (b07b3snr)
Series 2

Award

Strap in for a 15-minute delve into a world of oddness performed in front of a live studio audience.

The Pin are an award-winning comedy duo, and legends of Edinburgh festival. They deconstruct the sketch form, in a show that exists somewhere between razor-sharp smartness and utterly joyous silliness.

Written by Ben Ashenden and Alex Owen

Performed by:

Ben Ashenden
Alex Owen
Freya Parker
Brian Protheroe

Producer: Sam Bryant

A BBC Studios production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in September 2016.



SUNDAY 08 AUGUST 2021

SUN 00:00 Honore de Balzac - The Mysterious Mansion (m000bmh9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 The Last Seaside Orchestra (b01knsjz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Saturday]


SUN 01:45 Summer Picnic by Elizabeth Jane Howard (b08tj1vl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:45 on Saturday]


SUN 02:00 Josh Howie's Losing It (b07pgwp0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:30 The Museum of Everything (b00899zt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Saturday]


SUN 03:00 Masala FM (b0080p9x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:00 on Saturday]


SUN 03:30 The Mark Steel Lecture (b007qhq3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:30 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 David Buck - Conflict of Doves (b09g357l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 Great Lives (b08kv5f6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 British Summer Time Begins by Ysenda Maxtone-Graham (Omnibus) (m000ymd0)
Ysenda Maxtone Graham interviews people from all walks of life to discover how they were shaped by the long months of summer.

Summer opens out as the school bell signals the end of term, the delicious possibilities of the summer lie ahead.

An entertaining and sometimes wistful chronicle of British school holidays.

Read by Fenella Woolgar

Omnibus of five parts abridged by Rosemary Goring

Producer: Eilidh McCreadie

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2020.


SUN 07:10 Inheritance Tracks (b076wgfj)
Mick Fleetwood

Rock musician Mike Fleetwood chooses 'Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie!' by Charlie Kunz and 'Imagine' by John Lennon.


SUN 07:20 Promenade Rock by Christopher Denys (Omnibus) (b0bgpfvz)
Episode 1

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

Starring Nerys Hughes.

Christopher Denys' series set in the 1950s heyday of the Great British seaside holiday.

Omnibus of the first five of ten-parts

Eirlys Richards …… Nerys Hughes
Matthew Dolan …… Russell Boulter
Iorweth Jenkins …… Iwan Thomas
Arnold Pilton …… Christopher Scott
Cox'n Hughes …… Andy Hockley
Newsreader …… Ian Brooker
Mother …… Tina Gray
Owain Owen …… Terry Molloy
Gwenny Jenkins …… Siriol Jenkins
PC Ianto Evans …… David Holt
Round-the-Bay Baynon …… Owen Garmon
Griff Gadabout …… Keith Drinkel

Director: Sue Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2003.


SUN 08:30 A Life of Bliss (m0001pzt)
A Moving Story

David’s sister, Anne, has her heart set on a new house so asks him to cajole...

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 Bainbridge …. Una Venning
'Psyche' the Dog …. Percy Edwards

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

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

Producer: Leslie Bridgmont

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in December 1958.


SUN 09:00 Not in Front of the Children (b08cgp53)
Series 2

Bundle of Joy

Jennifer's baby is due and everybody is agog, especially the children.

Of course, the girls want a sister and son Robin hopes for a brother...

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
Dr Walker …. Alexander John

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 The Wilsons Save the World (m0002r74)
[Repeat of broadcast at 05:00 on Saturday]


SUN 10:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m000ymd2)
Poets

John Cooper Clarke

From Jerry Lee Lewis to Doris Day.

Poet John Cooper Clarke, shares his castaway choices with Lauren Laverne.

John first achieved fame with his poetry during the punk rock era of the late 1970s. Despite some initially hostile receptions from audiences waiting for the Sex Pistols or the Buzzcocks, he acquired a cult status, going on to release five albums of his poetry set to music by former Joy Division producer Martin Hannett.

By early 1980s, he was also in the grip of a heroin addiction which would see him write very little for over a decade. He cleaned up in the early 90s after marrying his second wife, Evie, and having a daughter, Stella.

His star began to rise again in 2007 when one of his poems was used in an episode of The Sopranos and others were included on the GCSE syllabus, which led to collaborations with artists like Plan B and Alex Turner of the Arctic Monkeys.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2019.


SUN 10:45 Multi Story Shorts (m000ymd5)
Relationship Status

Sisters Anne-Marie, Aelred and Gabriel share their experiences of love and why, as nuns, they don't fully consider themselves as single.

This story originally appeared on the BBC podcast, Multi Story - presented and produced by Becca Bryers, and featuring Emily Jeffery at BBC Radio Sussex.


SUN 11:00 The Moth Radio Hour (m000ymd7)
Forever and Ever

True stories told live in the USA: Meg Bowles introduces tales of things past shaping the here and now.

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 2019.


SUN 11:50 Inheritance Tracks (b076wgfj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:10 today]


SUN 12:00 Poetry Extra (m000ymd9)
Guns, Roses and Poetry Readings

Poet and translator WN Herbert and sound artist and editor of Poetry Wales Zoe Skoulding share their experiences of worldwide poetry festivals and performance.

They tell us how in many Eastern European countries, poetry festivals attract people in their thousands - particularly to the town of Struga in Macedonia which has become one of the most important poetry festivals in the world. Despite the fall of Yugoslavia, the war in Bosnia, the Kosovo crisis and the political and ethnic clashes in the whole of the region - this particular poetry festival attracts hundreds of international poets all wanting to take part. We discover why.

We also hear why in South America, poets from all over the world gather not only to share their work, but each year decide to "bury" a philosophical thought that the poets feel the world can do without. But we also hear how, in places like China and Burma, poetry can be seen as subversive and is only shared with great risk of imprisonment or torture. Bill Herbert and Zoe Skoulding share all this and more - as they take us on a personal tour to experience poetry, performance and festivals that celebrate this sometimes marginalised art form.

Presented by Bill Herbert.

Producer: Neil Cargill
A Pier Production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 1998.


SUN 12:30 John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme (b09k8fsn)
Series 7

Episode 1

Listen out for a very awkward phone call, and a poem from a world-famous polymath.

There's also a correction to something that happened in the first series and a story about the importance of good manners...

This is the show described by Radio Times as "the best sketch show in years, on television or radio", and by The Daily Telegraph as "funny enough to make even the surliest cat laugh".

Written by and starring John Finnemore

With:

Margaret Cabourn-Smith
Simon Kane
Lawry Lewin
Carrie Quinlan

Producer Ed Morrish

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


SUN 13:00 What Happened, Miss Simone? by Alan Light (Omnibus) (b08hrgfd)
"I was born a child prodigy darling. I was born a genius." Nina Simone

Alan Light paints a picture of the classically-trained pianist who became a soul legend, a leading civil rights activist and one of the most influential artists of our time..

Inspired by the Oscar-nominated TV documentary, Alan's biography draws on Nina's early diaries, rare interviews, childhood journals and input from her daughter Lisa Simone Kelly.

Read by Alibe Parsons.

Omnibus of five parts abridged by Pete Nichols.

Music journalist Alan Light is the author of The Holy of the Broken: Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley and the Unlikely Ascent of Hallelujah, and Let's Go Crazy: Prince and the Making of Purple Rain, among others. He was editor-in-chief of the music magazines Vibe and Spin, and is a frequent contributor to the New York Times.

Producer: Karen Rose.

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


SUN 14:10 Inheritance Tracks (b0bm6mnn)
Kiki Dee

Singer Kiki Dee chooses 'Some Of Your Lovin' by Dusty Springfield and 'Calling All Angels', performed by Jane Siberry.


SUN 14:20 Tessa Hadley - The Past (Omnibus) (b06cjlxm)
Episode 2

1968: Jill, mother to Harriet, Roland and Alice, arrives unexpectedly at her parent's home, children in tow.

Sian Thomas continues Tessa Hadley's tender and witty novel about siblings, secrets, misunderstandings and passion.

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.

Omnibus of the last five of ten episodes.

Abridged by Sally Marmion.

Producer: Di Speirs

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2015.


SUN 15:30 Sunflowers (b0076ddv)
An evocation of the artist Van Gogh and the passion for sunflowers that obsessed him during his final fraught year.

Tim Marlow investigates.

With Antony Sher as Van Gogh.

Made to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Van Gogh's birth.

Producer: Merilyn Harris

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2003.


SUN 16:00 Henry James (b090v3bs)
The Portrait of a Gentleman

While Henry James was in Venice completing The Portrait of a Lady, his dalliance with a young American woman writer inspired him to complete the novel which many consider his masterpiece.

But the liaison led to a tragedy which perhaps informed his later, darker works.

Starring American screen and stage actor, Guy Paul and Olivier award-winning actress, Katherine Kingsley.

Based on true events, this is Peter Ansorge's first drama for radio.

Henry James ...... Guy Paul
Fenimore ...... Katherine Kingsley
Esther (Fenimore's Mother) ...... Liza Ross
John Addington Symonds ...... John Guerrasio
Angelo Fusato ...... Yuri Buzzi

Peter Ansorge is one of the great driving forces behind ground breaking new drama on British TV in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. He was responsible for the commissioning, production and writing of many major TV classics, and for bringing the talents of David Hare, Dennis Potter and many other significant writers to prominence.

Director: Marilyn Imrie.

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


SUN 17:00 Poetry Extra (m000ymd9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 today]


SUN 17:30 John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme (b09k8fsn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 today]


SUN 18:00 Jane Beeson - The House at Tinner's Tor (b00767xs)
A bleak and abandoned house and a ghost from the past troubles Anna, as she returns to Dartmoor - the scene of her childhood holidays.

Kim Hicks stars as Anna.

Jane Beeson's drama was recorded on location at a farm on Dartmoor.

With:

Oona Beeson
Stewart Clapp
Elizabeth Revill
Daisy Martinez
Florence Wood
Alex Maclaren
Stuart Crossman
Helen Weaver

Director: Viv Beeby

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2002.


SUN 18:45 Get Carter: The Bloody Chamber (b0bkr5p6)
The Erl-King

A hapless maid wandering deeper into the woods encounters the bewitching presence of the Erl-King, the presiding spirit of the forest.

She willingly enters his woodland lair and lies with him. But when she discovers that he plans to turn her into a bird and imprison her with the rest of his aviary, she must somehow break the spell.

Another of Angela Carter's iconic collection of fairy stories - dramatised by Olivia Hetreed.

Erl-King ...... Ariyon Bakare
Lover ...... Rakie Ayola
Goblin ...... Jasmine Jones

At the time of writing The Bloody Chamber in the late 1970s, Angela 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.

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 (m000ymd7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 19:50 Inheritance Tracks (b076wgfj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:10 today]


SUN 20:00 Henry James (b090v3bs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 today]


SUN 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m000ymd2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


SUN 21:45 Multi Story Shorts (m000ymd5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today]


SUN 22:00 John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme (b09k8fsn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 today]


SUN 22:30 Ken Cheng: Chinese Comedian (m000fw03)
Series 2

3. Free Speech

Stand-up series exploring British Chinese culture with Ken Cheng.

The BBC New Comedy Award finalist tackles the theme of free speech in today's society. From 2020.

Series exploring free speech, social status, racism and money.

This programme contains some strong and discriminatory language.

Producer: Adnan Ahmed

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


SUN 22:45 Charlotte and Lillian (m0009jlc)
Series 2

3. The Brotherhood

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.

Charlotte is forced to intervene when Lillian gets in too deep with a group from the local church with a suspicious – and all-too familiar – agenda.

When Lillian’s new friends turn up at the door, she and Charlotte hide. Until they’re caught red-handed, that is.

Lillian realises there’s nothing for it but to claim Charlotte is holding her hostage.

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 (b07qbcb8)
Series 1

The Letter

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

Josh and his wife Monique go to the hospital to attend their 20 week scan. Unfortunately Monique has forgotten the appointment letter, which is the only thing Josh can now think about.

Sitcom starring Josh Howie and Pippa Evans.

Written by Josh Howie.

With:

Jed Aukin
Liz Garland
Michael Legge
Shazia Mirza
Paul Tonkinson

Producer: Ashley Blaker

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


SUN 23:30 A Bit of Fry and Laurie (b0485v71)
Episode 1

An unusual first kiss, a vision of the future and some shocking TV soap revelations.

Starring Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie.

On their journey to international stardom - Cambridge Footlights graduates, Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie wrote and starred together in a pilot show for BBC TV.

This was followed by four acclaimed TV series of 'A Bit of Fry & Laurie' from 1989 to 1995.

Hugh Laurie introduces the first of two audio collections of choice comedy morsels culled from the TV soundtracks.

Producer: Aled Evans

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1994.



MONDAY 09 AUGUST 2021

MON 00:00 Jane Beeson - The House at Tinner's Tor (b00767xs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 00:45 Get Carter: The Bloody Chamber (b0bkr5p6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:45 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 What Happened, Miss Simone? by Alan Light (Omnibus) (b08hrgfd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:10 Inheritance Tracks (b0bm6mnn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:10 on Sunday]


MON 02:20 Tessa Hadley - The Past (Omnibus) (b06cjlxm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:20 on Sunday]


MON 03:30 Sunflowers (b0076ddv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:30 on Sunday]


MON 04:00 Henry James (b090v3bs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Poetry Extra (m000ymd9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme (b09k8fsn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 Paul Temple (b007s84b)
Paul Temple and the Lawrence Affair

6. News From Sir Graham

An unexpected twist wraps up the case for the suave detective and his wife Steve - or does it?

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
Salty West …. Brewster Mason
Detective Inspector Ivor …. Manning Wilson
George Wadford …. Leonard Trolley
Member Davis/Ambulance Attendant …. James Thomason
Sir Graham Forbes …. Lester Mudditt
Sir Carlton Ross …. Richard Williams
Sylvia Ross/Telephone Operator …. Annette Kelly
Detective Inspector Vosper …. Arthur Ridley
Brian Dexter …. Simon Lack

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 1956.


MON 06:30 Peeler (m00067d5)
6. Breaking Point

Mr Morley secures PC Quin's release, as Maria hits breaking point.

Murder and suicide are yet to come.

Starring Richard E Grant and Mick Ford.

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

PC Martin Quin ...... Mick Ford
Jeremiah Morley ...... James Booth
Colonel Brown ...... Peter Jeffrey
Richard Mayne ...... Killian McKenna
Maria Staples ...... Joanna Myers
Rev Charkes Lyton ...... Timothy Carlton
Mrs Gregory ...... Elizabeth Kelly
Sergeant Dutton ...... Ronald Herdman
Mr Evans ...... Alan Barker
Mr Luke ...... Mark Straker
Mr Yardley ...... Richard Pearce
John Staples ...... Ian Lindsay

Singer: Martin Carthy.

Director: Janet Whitaker

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1991.


MON 07:00 Tim FitzHigham: The Gambler (b05pnw2q)
Series 2

Episode 2

Adventuring comedian Tim FitzHigham recreates a 19th-century bet.

Can his pig (Gwladys) cross a bridge quicker than a waterman can row the width of the river beneath?

Producer: Joe Nunnery.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2015.


MON 07:30 The Unbelievable Truth (m000ydxs)
Series 26

Episode 2

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

Rufus Hound, Fern Brady, Ria Lina, and Tony Hawks are the panellists obliged to talk with deliberate inaccuracy on subjects as varied as biscuits, wives, germs and snails.

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


MON 08:00 Steptoe and Son (b007jnbp)
Series 5

Men of Property

Albert and Harold set out to buy the freehold of their rag and bone yard.

Starring Wilfrid Brambell and Harry H Corbett.

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

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

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

With Norman Bird, Jeanne Cook and Michael McClain.

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

Producer :Bobby Jaye

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 2 in June 1974.


MON 08:30 The Wordsmiths at Gorsemere (b00bx21n)
Series 2

21 July 1799

An Everyday Story of Towering Genius.

Sue Limb’s soap opera set in and around the Lake District at the turn of the 18th century

Dorothy is worried about William's impending marriage. Iris bangs bolsters.

Samuel Tailor Cholericke falls from grace. And Thomas de Quinine arrives....

Dorothy Wordsmith ...... Denise Coffey
William Wordsmith ...... Geoffrey Whitehead
Samuel Tailor Cholericke ...... Simon Callow
Thomas de Quinine ...... Nickolas Grace
Stinking Iris ...... Miriam Margolyes
The Leechpedlar ...... Chris Emmett

Music by Stephen Oliver and sung by Cantabile

Producer: Jonathan James-Moore

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1987.


MON 09:00 Act Your Age (b0106rvc)
Series 3

Episode 4

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 Tom Deacon, Rufus Hound teams up with Henning Wehn and Ted Robbins is paired with Billy Pearce.

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 (b007jqgs)
Series 2

Episode 5

Richard Ingrams, John Wells, John Sessions and Patricia Routledge recreate the world of JB Morton.

Running in the Daily Express from 1924 to 1975 – JB Morton’s surreally comic ‘Beachcomber’ column paved the way for a great deal of modern humour.

Adapted by Michael Barfield with Richard Ingrams.

Announcer: Brian Perkins

Producer: Harry Thompson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1991.


MON 10:00 Nigel Baldwin - The Tree of Liberty (m000czhx)
Friends in High Places

David Calder plays Lt Gen Lacroix, trying to police France despite the turmoil of the Revolution.

A girl is murdered while Robespierre is in town. Could there be a cover-up going on?

Nigel Baldwin's four-part detective series set in Amiens, 1791.

Lt Gen Lacroix ... David Calder
Monet ... Brian Hibbard
Charlotte .... Kathryn Pogson
Dupont .... Ian Rowlands
Roland .... Christian Rodska
Robespierre .... Brendan Charleson
Didier .... Steve Hodson
Mme Rives .... Bethan Jones
Surgeon .... Matthew Morgan
Mme Giradou ... Lesley Rooney
Duval ... Simon Ludders

Original music by Paula Gardiner

Director: Alison Hindell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1995.


MON 11:00 TED Radio Hour (m000ylt8)
Series 8

The Greater Good

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

Manoush Zomorodi explores how we decide what sacrifices to make, to benefit the greater good, during a time of crisis.

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


MON 11:50 Inheritance Tracks (m000yltb)
Archbishop Stephen Cottrell

The Archbishop of York, Stephen Cottrell, chooses Chopin’s ‘Nocturne No. 1 in b-flat minor’ and Michael Tippett’s ‘A Child of Our Time’.


MON 12:00 Steptoe and Son (b007jnbp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 The Wordsmiths at Gorsemere (b00bx21n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 Paul Temple (b007s84b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 Peeler (m00067d5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 Golden Hill by Francis Spufford (b08q4hwn)
1. Arrival

New York, a small town on the tip of Manhattan Island, 1746.

One rainy evening, a charming and handsome young stranger, fresh off the boat from England, pitches up to a counting house on Golden Hill Street, with a suspicious yet compelling proposition.

He has an order for £1,000 in his pocket that he wishes to cash. But can he be trusted?

This is New York in its infancy, a place where a young man with a fast tongue can invent himself afresh, fall in love, and find a world of trouble.

Francis Spufford’s novel abridged in ten parts.

Read by Jamie Parker

Francis explains: "Golden Hill is… written like a novel from the 18th century. So the story… is as hectically stuffed with events as it would have been if Fielding or Smollett had written it.”

Abridged by Isobel Creed and Jill Waters
Producer: Jill Waters

A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in May 2017.


MON 14:15 Promenade Rock by Christopher Denys (b0076dbm)
6. The Punch and Judy Man

Fresh out of "finishing school", Joyce Pilton auditions for Professor Broadbent's Punch and Judy show, with disastrous results...

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, Tina Gray as Theda Pilton, Chris Emmett as Professor Bernie Broadbent, Tracy Wiles as Joyce Pilton and Guy Higgins as the Voice of Punch and Judy.

Director: Sue Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2003.


MON 14:30 A Last Excuse Me Dance (b019rm1j)
The ever-popular children's writer and illustrator Shirley Hughes published a magazine article recalling the dances she attended as a teenager growing up in wartime West Kirby.

Readers responded with their own memories of similar dances in other parts of the country. Amongst them was the writer and journalist, Philip Purser. But he didn't just remember similar dances: he remembered exactly the same ones.

Now, over 70 years after Shirley and Philip danced the foxtrot and joined in a Paul Jones or an Excuse-Me dance together, they are reunited for the very first time, not only in recalling these Saturday night dances but with the promise of taking to the dance-floor one last time.

Felicity Finch, herself a keen dancer, hears from Philip and from Shirley about their memories of the dances and the music, the clothes and shoes, and about the heated atmosphere of teenage courtship in West Kirby as nearby Liverpool blazed in the Blitz. She tracks down the girl whom Shirley envied above all others and whom Philip most desired - Joan Brotherton, now also in her late 80s - and hears her side of the story.

Finally, she reunites Philip and Shirley for what may be a last Excuse Me Dance.

Producer: Beaty Rubens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2012.


MON 15:00 Nigel Baldwin - The Tree of Liberty (m000czhx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 Act Your Age (b0106rvc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 16:30 Beachcomber... By the Way (b007jqgs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


MON 17:00 Tim FitzHigham: The Gambler (b05pnw2q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 17:30 The Unbelievable Truth (m000ydxs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 18:00 Wally K Daly (b007jv0y)
The Children of Witchwood

1. Missing

College student Jackie Lamont mysteriously goes missing. When she reappears, just as mysteriously, she seems to possess special telepathic powers.

Meanwhile, the Cranford Family have guarded a secret for hundreds of years - and Jackie Lamont is now a threat. B.Q. Brown, of the Ministry of Defence, investigates a possible link between the burning of six children as witches in the 17th century and Jackie's disappearance.

CAST:

Jackie Lamont …. Wendy Baxter
Mandy Lamont …. Emily Chennery
Sion Lamont …. Scott Gray
Jason Cranford …. Laurence Saunders
Cheever Cranford …. Jez Thomas
Becky Cranford …. Becky Wright
DC Danny Sparks …. Daniel Settatree
WPC Polly Bell …. Lorraine Coady
Mother …. Jilly Bond
Sergeant …. Michael Cochrane

The final drama written for radio by Wally K. Daly.

Director: Jenny Stephens.

A five-part story made for BBC7 first broadcast in 2005.


MON 18:30 A Good Read (b01n65q4)
Ed Douglas and Andy Cave

Harriett Gilbert and her guests - British mountaineer, Andy Cave and journalist and amateur climber, Ed Douglas to discuss favourite books by Lionel Terray, Nan Shepherd and Patricia Highsmith.

Conquistadores of the Useless by Lionel Terray
(Translated by Geoffrey Sutton)
Publisher: Batten Wickes

The Living Mountain - A Celebration of the Cairngorm Mountains of Scotland - by Nan Shepherd
Publisher: Canongate

The Talented Mr Ripley by Patricia Highsmith
Publisher: Vintage

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2012.


MON 19:00 Steptoe and Son (b007jnbp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 The Wordsmiths at Gorsemere (b00bx21n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 Paul Temple (b007s84b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 Peeler (m00067d5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 TED Radio Hour (m000ylt8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:50 Inheritance Tracks (m000yltb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:50 today]


MON 22:00 The Unbelievable Truth (m000ydxs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 Father Figure (b01c9b73)
Series 1

Power Cut

Family sitcom written by and starring Irish comedian Jason Byrne. It's a Saturday night for cosying up in front of Strictly Come Dancing but best laid plans are about to be changed - for the better?

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 4 in February 2012.


MON 23:00 Party's Over (m000yg5q)
Series 1

New Party

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, while standing in as host at a talk radio station, Henry meets Scott Machin who might just have the answers to all his problems.

Henry Tobin... Miles Jupp
Christine Tobin... Ingrid Oliver
Natalie... Emma Sidi
Jones... Justin Edwards
Scott...Kiell Smith-Bynoe

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 (b00gs0n6)
Series 3

Episode 3

Sketch show about modern communication and contemporary obsessions.

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

Producer: Ed Morrish

First heard on BBC Radio 4 in January 2009.



TUESDAY 10 AUGUST 2021

TUE 00:00 Wally K Daly (b007jv0y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 A Good Read (b01n65q4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 Paul Temple (b007s84b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 Peeler (m00067d5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 Golden Hill by Francis Spufford (b08q4hwn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:15 Promenade Rock by Christopher Denys (b0076dbm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 A Last Excuse Me Dance (b019rm1j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 Nigel Baldwin - The Tree of Liberty (m000czhx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 Act Your Age (b0106rvc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:30 Beachcomber... By the Way (b007jqgs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 Tim FitzHigham: The Gambler (b05pnw2q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 The Unbelievable Truth (m000ydxs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 Paul Temple (b007s8rj)
Paul Temple and the Lawrence Affair

7. Another Suspect

The suave detective and wife Steve face peril afloat, in their battle to uncover the truth...

Another intriguing case for BBC radio's smoothest investigator and his glamorous wife, written by Francis Durbridge.

CAST:

Paul Temple …. Peter Coke
Steve …. Marjorie Westbury
Sir Graham Forbes …. Lester Mudditt
Brian Dexter …. Simon Lack
Stan Walters …. Denis Goacher
Arthur Main …. Geoffrey Hodson
Ernest de Silva …. John Gabriel
Julie de Silva …. Marjorie Mars
Detective Inspector Silva …. Manning Wilson
Tom Chepstow …. George Merritt

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 1954.


TUE 06:30 Agatha Raisin (b011j8wn)
Series 2

1. The Curious Curate

When the village curate is found murdered, retired PR guru Agatha Raisin vows to bring his killer to justice, particularly if the investigation also brings her closer to her handsome next-door neighbour, Colonel Lacey...

Penelope Keith stars as Agatha Raisin.

Dramatised by David Semple from MC Beaton’s novel.

Agatha Raisin ...... Penelope Keith
James Lacey ...... Malcolm Sinclair
Mrs Margaret Bloxby ...... Liza Sadovy
DC Bill Wong ...... Stephen Hogan
Richard Binser ...... Nicky Henson
Mrs Wendle ...... Tina Gray
Miss Partle ...... Ella Smith

Director: Carol Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio in October 2005.


TUE 07:00 Andy Hamilton Sort of Remembers (b09bz16d)
Series 1

The Human Body

Andy Hamilton presents a collection of observations and reminiscences about his personal life and his long career in comedy.

In this episode Andy, a self-confessed hypochondriac, looks at the topic of The Human Body. Memories include: a GP at University with a penchant for boxing, the unfortunate trick Andy's brain used to play on him every Thursday morning and the only time he ever wished he had been taller.

Producer Claire Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2017.


TUE 07:30 Simon Evans Goes to Market (m000ycww)
Series 6

Theatre

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.

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought Britain’s world-leading performing arts sector to its knees. Even with significant government investment to keep the industry temporarily afloat, will audience behaviours have changed so significantly that the live event experience is never the same again?

Simon Evans is joined by another Simon Evans, the director of the acclaimed lockdown hit 'Staged'

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 (b007jz4z)
Series 9

The Gold Plate Robbery

Ned Seagoon goes overseas to pursue some stolen booty, but can Bloodnok be far behind? Stars Spike Milligan. From February 1959.


TUE 08:30 Take Me to Your Reader (m000ylpn)
5. Writer's Block

Colin helps an old author having problems, and Janet suspects a new one who’s just a little too good.

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
Jake Rivers …. Kenneth Connor

Written by Andrew Palmer.

Producer: Edward Taylor

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1986.


TUE 09:00 Party's Over (m000yg5q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:30 The Brothers (b00ny721)
Series 2

Episode 3

A comedy series about the dysfunctional Burbage siblings. The arrival of Nigel and Michael's father sparks more havoc.

CAST:

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

Written by Caroline and David Stafford.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2005.


TUE 10:00 Nigel Baldwin - The Tree of Liberty (m000d050)
To Be a Pilgrim

Lacroix calls on the local sorceress to help him solve what appears to be a ritual killing.

David Calder plays Lt Gen Lacroix, trying to police France despite the turmoil of the Revolution.

Nigel Baldwin’s detective series set in Amiens, 1791.

Lt Gen Lacroix ... David Calder
Monet ... Brian Hibbard
Charlotte .... Kathryn Pogson
Madeleine .... Frances Tomelty
Didier .... Steve Hodson
Roland .... Christian Rodska
Mme des Chats ... Sue Roderick
Surgeon ... Matthew Morgan
Duval ... Simon Ludders
Original music by Paula Gardiner

Director: Alison Hindell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1995.


TUE 11:00 Archive on 4 (b08vwk1l)
999 - Which Service Do You Require?

999 was the first emergency telephone number in the world when it was launched on June 30th, 1937. Within the first week, more than a thousand calls were made to the service with one burglar arrested less than five minutes after a member of the public had dialled 999. Impressive stuff. But there were teething problems...

In the early days, only those wealthy enough to own a telephone could hope to avail of the service. Exchange room operators complained of stress caused by the raucous buzzers which alerted them to 999 calls. Advancing technology connected with the system began to alter the relationship between public and police. Almost unbelievably in hindsight, the 999 service wasn't made fully available across the nation until 1976.

Exactly 80 years after it was introduced, Ian Sansom dials up the remarkable story of our three digit emergency number. Between rare archive, real life-or-death emergencies and interviews with call handlers on the front line, Ian takes a personal look at the evolution of 999 and asks what the future holds for this pioneering British institution.

Producer: Conor Garrett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2017.


TUE 12:00 The Goon Show (b007jz4z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 Take Me to Your Reader (m000ylpn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 Paul Temple (b007s8rj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 Agatha Raisin (b011j8wn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 Golden Hill by Francis Spufford (b08q60pt)
2. Walking

New York, a small town on the tip of Manhattan Island, 1746. One rainy evening, a charming and handsome young stranger, fresh off the boat from England, pitches up to a counting house on Golden Hill Street, with a suspicious yet compelling proposition. He has an order for a thousand pounds in his pocket that he wishes to cash. But can he be trusted?

This is New York in its infancy, a place where a young man with a fast tongue can invent himself afresh, fall in love, and find a world of trouble.

Francis Spufford says of his book, "Golden Hill is just a novel. More specifically, it's an eighteenth century novel. It's set in the winter of 1746, in what was then the very small British colonial town of New York; but it's also written like a novel from the eighteenth century. So the story of the charming but unreliable-seeming young Mr Smith, who turns up from London with a document in his pocket that may be a fraud or may be worth a fortune, is as hectically stuffed with event as it would have been if Fielding or Smollett had written it.

"Eighteenth-century readers expected to get their money's worth, and Golden Hill contains (among other things) a mystery, a political intrigue, a love story, a ball, a duel, a high-stakes card game, a trial, a dash of horror, a play-within-a-play, some surprisingly graphic sex and a rooftop chase. As a slow writer, I enjoyed working on something that runs fast. It was intricate fun devising and winding up the book's clockwork. But I hope it's also a story that feels alive, and makes the past feel alive too, while Mr Smith runs for his life, and the snow falls on Manhattan Island."

Written by Francis Spufford
Read by Jamie Parker
Abridged by Isobel Creed and Jill Waters
Produced by Jill Waters
A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.


TUE 14:15 Promenade Rock by Christopher Denys (b0076dc1)
The Town Clerk

Will the bullying and lascivious town clerk of Llantwit-on-Sea, Owain Owen, get away with his financial scam?

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, Terry Molloy as Owain Owen and Ian Brooker as Alderman Lloyd-Meredith.

Director: Sue Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2003.


TUE 14:30 In Godzilla's Footsteps (b01y1gxj)
Godzilla, the giant green lizard which levels Tokyo skyscrapers with a sweep of his enormous tail, was the response of Japan's film makers in the 1950s to the national trauma of the atomic attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

In the wake of 2011's Tsunami, the nation's artists have been similarly inventive in turning the disaster into art. The "post 3/11 movement" takes inspiration from the devastating images of flooded cities, smoking nuclear reactors and grief stricken victims which emerged after the earthquake and tsunami.

Mark Rickards meets artists and musicians who have turned the disaster into art, and asks whether they have found a suitable response to the devastating events which shook Japan.

27-year-old installation artist Tsubasa Kato volunteered to visit Fukushima to help clear up the rubble. With the help of 300 local residents who had lost their homes, Kato recently constructed a three storey lighthouse from the rubble of ruined houses and schools. The lighthouse now stands looking out over the sea, as a symbol of what happened in March 2011.

The performance artists Chim Pom, a six person collective, donned protective radioactive suits and visited the devastated Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, holding up symbolic referees' red cards in front of the cracked dome of the nuclear reactor. Videoed for a performance art piece they admitted they were frightened of the radiation levels but "wanted to respond to these life changing events by placing ourselves in the middle of the radiation zone."

The video artist Kota Takeuchi took a job at the devastated nuclear plant. His work includes a video which shows a worker pointing an accusing finger at the video camera which keeps watch over the site. Later he called a press conference to harangue Tepco, operator of the plant about the conditions of workers inside.

With contributions from Tsubasa Kato, Chim Pom, Kota Takeuchi amongst others, Mark Rickards explores Japan's artistic response to the tragedy.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2013.


TUE 15:00 Nigel Baldwin - The Tree of Liberty (m000d050)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 The Rest is History (b0773pcp)
Series 2

Episode 3

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 Holly Walsh and Richard Herring, who discuss Burke and Hare, Mussolini, Catherine Parr and the jokes of yesteryear.

Producers: Mark Augustyn and Justin Pollard

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


TUE 16:30 The Brothers (b00ny721)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


TUE 17:00 Andy Hamilton Sort of Remembers (b09bz16d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 17:30 Simon Evans Goes to Market (m000ycww)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 18:00 Wally K Daly (b007jv16)
The Children of Witchwood

2. Change

The changes in Jackie’s behaviour raises eyebrows and causes concern.

College student Jackie Lamont mysteriously goes missing, then reappears, just as mysteriously. She has acquired strange powers which come to the attention of B.Q. Brown, of the Ministry of Defence, who investigates a possible link between the burning of six children as witches in the 17th century, Jackie's disappearance and the creepy Cranford family, who now see her as a threat.

Jackie Lamont …. Wendy Baxter
Many Lamont …. Emily Chennery
Sion Lamont …. Scott Gray
Jason Cranford …. Laurence Saunders
Cheever Cranford …. Jez Thomas
Becky Cranford …. Becky Wright
DC Danny Sparks …. Daniel Settatree
WPC Polly Bell …. Lorraine Cody
Mother …. Jilly Bond
B.Q. Brown/Sergeant …. Michael Cochrane
Iron Peter/Dentist …. Robert Lister

The final drama written for radio by Wally K. Daly.

Director: Jenny Stephens.

A five- part story made for BBC7 first broadcast in 2005.


TUE 18:30 Soul Music (b01mddl6)
Series 14

Beethoven's Violin Concerto

Beethoven's Violin Concerto in D major Opus 61 was written in 1806, but was not a success at its premiere.

200 years on and this Concerto is regarded as one of the greatest pieces ever written for the violin.

This programme explores ways in which the Beethoven Violin Concerto has touched and shaped people's lives.

Writer Kelly Cherry describes her father loving this piece and still remembering it even when he had Alzheimers. Violinist Robert Gupta talks about this piece being the music which cemented his friendship with Nathaniel Ayers - a moment which changed Robert's life.

Joe Quigley remembers hearing the Concerto at a crucial point in his life whilst living in a monastery. Devorina Gamalova recalls being entranced by this music as a child. And violinist Christian Tetzlaff talks about what it's like to play the Beethoven Violin Concerto.

Producer: Rosie Boulton.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2012.


TUE 19:00 The Goon Show (b007jz4z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 Take Me to Your Reader (m000ylpn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 Paul Temple (b007s8rj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 Agatha Raisin (b011j8wn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 Archive on 4 (b08vwk1l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 22:00 Simon Evans Goes to Market (m000ycww)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 Revolting People (b008j10d)
Series 3

Them Thar Hills

Samuel and McGurk follow prospector Mad Pete in search of gold...

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
Joshua .... Tony Maudsley
Mad Pete .... Hugh Dennis
Jeremiah .... Philip Pope

Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2004.


TUE 23:00 2000 Years of Radio (b007jnh4)
Series 1

Mad - Georgian Radio

Full Age of Enlightenment updates, plus the Earl of Sandwich lives up to his name. Stars Marcus Brigstocke. From November 2000.


TUE 23:15 Jelly Mountain (b00ftk74)
Episode 5

Musings on a footkerchief and a forest full of girls. Songs and stories from Ivor Cutler, with Beverley Crew. From May 1996.


TUE 23:30 Mark Watson Makes the World Substantially Better (b00d45ny)
Series 2

Generosity

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



WEDNESDAY 11 AUGUST 2021

WED 00:00 Wally K Daly (b007jv16)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 Soul Music (b01mddl6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 Paul Temple (b007s8rj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 Agatha Raisin (b011j8wn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 Golden Hill by Francis Spufford (b08q60pt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday]


WED 02:15 Promenade Rock by Christopher Denys (b0076dc1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Tuesday]


WED 02:30 In Godzilla's Footsteps (b01y1gxj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 Nigel Baldwin - The Tree of Liberty (m000d050)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 The Rest is History (b0773pcp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:30 The Brothers (b00ny721)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 Andy Hamilton Sort of Remembers (b09bz16d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 Simon Evans Goes to Market (m000ycww)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 Paul Temple (b007swg7)
Paul Temple and the Lawrence Affair

8. Return to London

With the case nearly cracked - the suave detective invites all the suspects to a cocktail party.

Another intriguing case for BBC radio's smoothest investigator and his glamorous wife, written by Francis Durbridge.

CAST:

Paul Temple …. Peter Coke
Steve …. Marjorie Westbury
Sir Graham Forbes …. Lester Mudditt
Charlie …. James Beattie
Detective Inspector Vosper …. Arthur Ridley
Detective Inspector Ivor …. Manning Wilson
Johnny Tico …. Brian Haines
Linda Tico …. Belle Chrystall
Brian Dexter …. Simon Lack
Max Burford …. Allan McClelland
Ernest de Silva …. John Gabriel
Julie de Silva …. Marjorie Mars
Salty West …. Brewster Mason
Mary Gardner …. Dorothy Holmes-Gore
Hotel Clerk …. 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 1954.


WED 06:30 Agatha Raisin (b011kpfh)
Series 2

2. Duck and Cover

Still reeling from the death of their curate, the inhabitants of Carsley decide on Duck Racing and Morris Dancing to cheer themselves up.

But the Village Fete is unlikely to go smoothly whilst the killer is still amongst them...

Penelope Keith stars as PR guru turned amateur sleuth, Agatha Raisin.

Dramatised by David Semple from MC Beaton’s novel.

Agatha Raisin ...... Penelope Keith
James Lacey ...... Malcolm Sinclair
Mrs Margaret Bloxby ...... Liza Sadovy
DC Bill Wong ...... Stephen Hogan
Richard Binser ...... Nicky Henson
Roy ...... James Holmes
Mrs Wendle ...... Tina Gray
Miss Partle ...... Ella Smith
Farmer Ruskin ...... Gerard McDermott

Director: Carol Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio in October 2005.


WED 07:00 The Fair Intellectual Club (b083r1jj)
An Engagement with Mr Hogarth

Public and private morality come under the spotlight in the latest episode of Lucy Porter's 18th Century sitcom. A young painter named William Hogarth (Gus Brown) has been employed to paint Edinburgh Society beauty Ishbel (Caroline Deyga). Science whizz Alison (Jess Hardwick) is making potions for her brother Robert (Simon Donaldson). Hogarth finds inspiration but Alison faces ruin unless Marjory (Samara Maclaren) and Kennedy (Gordon Kennedy) can save the day.

With music by Aly Macrae
Director: Marilyn Imrie
Producer: Gordon Kennedy
An Absolutely production for BBC Radio 4.


WED 07:30 Paul Sinha's General Knowledge (m000ydm5)
Series 3

Episode 3

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 looks at the history of the UK's New Towns, from the son of Stevenage who was one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people, to the Redditch-born superstar who has more Twitter followers than anyone else in Britain. Akso, Paul proves empirically that Runcorn is at least three times more interesting than you thought.

Written and performed by Paul Sinha
Additional material by Oliver Levy
Recording engineered by Kate Barker 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 (b00j283n)
Series 3

The Bequest

The Lad is set to inherit a fortune, but only if he can find a wife!

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 November 1955.


WED 08:30 No Commitments (b00sfby7)
Series 3

Talking Shop

Charlotte makes a momentous decision, and her sisters must suffer the aftermath.

Simon Brett’s sitcom about the lives and squabbles of three very different sisters.

CAST:

Anna …. Rosemary Leach
Victoria …. Nicola Pagett
Charlotte …. Celia Imrie
Roger …. Jonathan Coy
Eddie …. James Greene
Lally …. Rachel Atkins

Producer: Ann Jobson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1994.


WED 09:00 Whispers (b007k2kr)
Series 2

Episode 1

Revelations about Rasputin and accordion playing from Idi Amin.

Gyles Brandreth hosts the quiz show with scandal on its mind and slander at its heart.

Geoffrey Durham and Valerie Grove join team captains Lucy Moore and Anthony Holden to run the gauntlet of gossip.

Producer: Elizabeth Freestone

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2004.


WED 09:30 Smelling of Roses (b007k22c)
Series 2

Bill of Fare

Rosie and her team are asked to organise a food fair by the formidable Lord Pickton.

But they don't realise the event is a setup to promote Hinchcliff Manor - rather than the stallholders...

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, Jon Glover as Nigel Mazoni, Bill Wallis as Lord Pickton, Natalie Walter as Vicks and Will Ing as Rupert,

Producer: Maria Esposito

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2001.


WED 10:00 Nigel Baldwin - The Tree of Liberty (m000czqf)
Health of a Nation

When a doctor is found dead, his son confesses to the murder. But he's got an alibi, so why would he lie?

David Calder plays Lt Gen Lacroix, trying to police France despite the turmoil of the Revolution.

Nigel Baldwin’s detective series set in Amiens, 1791.

Lt Gen Lacroix ... David Calder
Monet ... Brian Hibbard
Charlotte .... Kathryn Pogson
Madeleine ... Frances Tomelty
Duval ... Simon Ludders
Ferrier ... Andrew Wincott
Mme Dupre ... Sue Roderick
Georges .... Robert Harper
Panchaud ... Steve Hodson
Surgeon ... Matthew Morgan

Original music by Paula Gardiner

Director: Alison Hindell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1995.


WED 11:00 Steve Penk's Radio Nightmares (m000hfzq)
1. Can I Take That Again?

Broadcaster Steve Penk digs out some of the funniest clips of live radio mistakes and provides listeners with exclusive access to his own collection of audio material from around the world.

Radio bloopers have been around for as long as radio itself. They’re mainly endearing and add a humanising element to the radio and to the presenters on it.

A blooper is defined as an embarrassing public blunder, but as long as it's someone else's mistake, most of us are quite capable of getting past the embarrassment to enjoy the humour. The immediacy of live-to-air radio is part of its strength, but also very exposing. If there's a slip of the tongue, it's broadcast into the ether moments later, especially in the early days of broadcast radio when almost everything was done live on the air.

There have been some celebrated 'bloopers' over the years - from 'colourful' language, to laughing fits, technical glitches to amusing mispronunciations.

Includes an episode of Jonathan Hewat’s ‘Can I Take That Again’.

Producer: Stephen Garner

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


WED 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b00j283n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 No Commitments (b00sfby7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 Paul Temple (b007swg7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 Agatha Raisin (b011kpfh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 Golden Hill by Francis Spufford (b08q655v)
3. Visit

New York, a small town on the tip of Manhattan Island, 1746. One rainy evening, a charming and handsome young stranger, fresh off the boat from England, pitches up to a counting house on Golden Hill Street, with a suspicious yet compelling proposition. He has an order for a thousand pounds in his pocket that he wishes to cash. But can he be trusted?

This is New York in its infancy, a place where a young man with a fast tongue can invent himself afresh, fall in love, and find a world of trouble.

Francis Spufford says of his book, "Golden Hill is just a novel. More specifically, it's an eighteenth century novel. It's set in the winter of 1746, in what was then the very small British colonial town of New York; but it's also written like a novel from the eighteenth century. So the story of the charming but unreliable-seeming young Mr Smith, who turns up from London with a document in his pocket that may be a fraud or may be worth a fortune, is as hectically stuffed with event as it would have been if Fielding or Smollett had written it.

"Eighteenth-century readers expected to get their money's worth, and Golden Hill contains (among other things) a mystery, a political intrigue, a love story, a ball, a duel, a high-stakes card game, a trial, a dash of horror, a play-within-a-play, some surprisingly graphic sex and a rooftop chase. As a slow writer, I enjoyed working on something that runs fast. It was intricate fun devising and winding up the book's clockwork. But I hope it's also a story that feels alive, and makes the past feel alive too, while Mr Smith runs for his life, and the snow falls on Manhattan Island."

Written by Francis Spufford
Read by Jamie Parker
Abridged by Isobel Creed and Jill Waters
Produced by Jill Waters
A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.


WED 14:15 Promenade Rock by Christopher Denys (b0076dcl)
Mister Showbusiness

Joyce Pilton is sweet 16 and still star-struck, but will she fall into the clutches of seedy talent show host Larry Parry?

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, Ian Brooker as the Dad, Tina Gray as Mother and Tracy Wiles as Joyce Pilton.

Director: Sue Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2003.


WED 14:30 On the Trail of the Templars (b007nt7q)
For 200 years, the Knights Templars were among the most wealthy and powerful of the Western Christian military orders, key financiers and fighters in the crusades. But by 1307, the Order was disbanded, its assets seized and its Temple Church in London taken. Why? Dan Brown's best-seller The Da Vinci Code was inspired by Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince's book, The Templar Revelations.

Historian Martin Palmer embarks on a journey around England to separate fact from fiction in the mysteries surrounding the Knights Templar. His destinations include Temple Church in London, Denny Abbey, Temple Balsall, Garway, and Templecombe.

Interviewees: Lynn Picknett; Jonathan Riley-Smith; Geoff Beck; Helen Nicholson; Rev Robin Griffiths Jones.

Presenter Martin Palmer

Producer Norman Winter

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2007.


WED 15:00 Nigel Baldwin - The Tree of Liberty (m000czqf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 Whispers (b007k2kr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


WED 16:30 Smelling of Roses (b007k22c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


WED 17:00 The Fair Intellectual Club (b083r1jj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 17:30 Paul Sinha's General Knowledge (m000ydm5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 18:00 Wally K Daly (b007jv1f)
The Children of Witchwood

3. The Tradition

The Cranford family has a carefully guarded secret – they possess supernatural powers.

College student Jackie Lamont mysteriously goes missing, then reappears, just as mysteriously. She has acquired strange powers which come to the attention of B.Q. Brown, of the Ministry of Defence, who investigates a possible link between the burning of six children as witches in the 17th century, Jackie's disappearance and the creepy Cranford family, who now see her as a threat.

CAST:

Jackie Lamont …. Wendy Baxter
Mandy Lamont …. Emily Chennery
Sion Lamont …. Scott Gray
Jason Cranford …. Laurence Saunders
Cheever Cranford …. Jez Thomas
Becky Cranford …. Becky Wright
DC Danny Sparks …. Daniel Settatree
WPC Polly Bell …. Lorraine Coady
Mother/Minister …. Jilly Bond
B.Q. Brown Michael …. Cochrane
Iron Peter …. Robert Lister

The final drama written for radio by Wally K. Daly.

Director: Jenny Stephens.

A five- part story made for BBC7 first broadcast in 2005.


WED 18:30 Short Cuts (m000bfh7)
Series 21

From the Heart

From a broken-hearted granddaughter's search for understanding to a collective conversation around desire - Josie Long presents short documentaries and adventures in sound about desire, love and heartbreak.

ROW-cub
Produced by Neena Pathak

Texts I've Sent The Government
Featuring John-Luke Roberts and River Hall

Falckensteinscredo
Produced by Phil Smith

An Interrogation
Produced by Erisa Apantaku

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

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


WED 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b00j283n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 No Commitments (b00sfby7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 Paul Temple (b007swg7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 Agatha Raisin (b011kpfh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 Steve Penk's Radio Nightmares (m000hfzq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 22:00 Paul Sinha's General Knowledge (m000ydm5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 Life on Egg (b09m1008)
Series 1

Whale

When a rare pair of whales start ramming The Egg as part of their mating ritual, Harry and the team are forced to take evasive action to save the prison.

But their efforts are soon hindered by the arrival of ardent conservationist Jo-Jo Peebles, hell-bent on protecting the whales at any cost. Who will crack first? Harry? Jo-Jo? Or The Egg...?

Governor Harry ..... Harry Hill
Ann ..... Karen Bartke
Peter ..... Marek Larwood
The Minister ..... Tanya Moodie
Jo-Jo Peebles ..... 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 (b00gf8pp)
Series 2

Edinburgh

Adam Bloom has taken a show to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival over many years.

This is a retrospective of his time performing in Scotland's capital city.

With Alistair McGowan.

Written by Adam Bloom.

Producer: Victoria Lloyd

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2004.


WED 23:00 Radio 9 (b04g429s)
Series 2

Episode 3

Travels at sea, a magazine for NIMBYs and faking your way in abseiling. Stars Johnny Daukes and Hils Barker. From July 2005.


WED 23:30 Bunk Bed (b095tjwb)
Series 4

Episode 6

In the last of the current series, the unlikely trio of actor Don Warrington, playwright Patrick Marber and writer/producer Peter Curran lie in the dark together and discuss life's great mysteries.

What did medieval children build in the sand when on a beach holiday? What is the definition of heavy breathing? Did someone, 400 years ago, change Shakespeare's tragic words spoken by King Lear for a laugh, and to wind-up older actors forever?

Don Warrington played student lodger Philip opposite Leonard Rossiter's Rigsby in the classic TV sitcom Rising Damp. After a successful career on stage and screen, he now finds himself laying on the floor and trying to get to sleep on a pull-out mattress while being talked at by two people, uncomfortable in their Bunk Bed.

Producer: Peter Curran
A Foghorn production for BBC Radio 4.


WED 23:45 Tina C (b0076qds)
Tina C's Tiny Island Tour

Wales

Arriving in Cardiff, the country singer has a very special announcement to make. Stars Christopher Green. From February 2005.



THURSDAY 12 AUGUST 2021

THU 00:00 Wally K Daly (b007jv1f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 Short Cuts (m000bfh7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 Paul Temple (b007swg7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 Agatha Raisin (b011kpfh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 Golden Hill by Francis Spufford (b08q655v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:15 Promenade Rock by Christopher Denys (b0076dcl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 On the Trail of the Templars (b007nt7q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 Nigel Baldwin - The Tree of Liberty (m000czqf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 Whispers (b007k2kr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:30 Smelling of Roses (b007k22c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 The Fair Intellectual Club (b083r1jj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 Paul Sinha's General Knowledge (m000ydm5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 The House (m000ymxd)
Series 1

1. Fall Out

It's the morning after a general election and Chief Whip Charles Bannister knows that the Tories have won by the slenderest of margins. A reshuffle looms and ministers are jockeying for position. 'Photogenic' Labour MP Juliet Cameron is brand new to the House and also turns out to be the daughter of Charles's old tutor at Oxford. We also learn that Charles's daughter Polly certainly didn't vote for him and that his wife Mary is planning to publish a Westminster thriller.

Charles Bannister ........Julian Glover
Dougal Baxter ............. Timothy West
Mary Bannister ........... Sarah Badel
Denis Wigton .............. David Ryall
Henry Colville ..............Christopher Benjamin
Juliet Cameron ............Siobhan Redmond
Rose ............................... Sheila Reid
Arthur ........................... James Garbutt
Polly Bannister ...........Ruth Gemmell
Himself ..........................Brian Redhead

Producer Pete Atkin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1989.


THU 06:30 Agatha Raisin (b011ktgc)
Series 2

3. Buried Treasure

When Agatha embarks on a plan to give up smoking, little does she know it will lead to a treasure hunt, humiliation and a rather nasty murder...

Penelope Keith stars as PR guru turned amateur sleuth, Agatha Raisin.

Dramatised by David Semple from MC Beaton’s novel.

Agatha Raisin ...... Penelope Keith
James Lacey ...... Malcolm Sinclair
Mrs Margaret Bloxby ...... Liza Sadovy
DC Bill Wong ...... Stephen Hogan
Roy Silver ...... James Holmes
Mrs Friendly ...... Joanna Brookes
Mrs Hicks ...... Lynda Baron

Director: Carol Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio in October 2005.


THU 07:00 On the Rocks (b03ls7y4)
Series 1

Barter

by Christopher William Hill. 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.

Episode 4: Barter. Morwenna is trying to improve herself and Frank needs a lesson in island economics.

Directed by Mary Peate.

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


THU 07:30 Stand-Up Specials (m000r31x)
Kiri Pritchard-McLean: Egg-sistential Crisis

Stand-up Kiri Pritchard-Mclean brings a special show to BBC Radio 4 all about millennials and why they have stopped procreating.

Producer: Suzy Grant

BBC Studios Production


THU 08:00 The Navy Lark (b007jn8n)
Friday the 13th

The day proves unlucky for the superstitious crew aboard HMS Troutbridge.

CAST:

CPO Pertwee/Commander Wetherby …. Jon Pertwee
Sub Lt Phillips/Captain MacDoom …. Leslie Phillips
CO Murray/Lord Quirk, The Sea Lord …. Stephen Murray
Captain Povey …. Richard Caldicote
WREN Simkins/Matron/Rita Murray/WREN Chasen …. Heather Chasen
Lt Burkett [MOD]/Captain Atcherson/DS Ickmore/Blenkinsop …. Michael Bates
Lt Deacon [MOD]/The Admiral …. Tenniel Evans

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 BBC Radio 2 in June 1972.


THU 08:30 King Street Junior Revisited (b00l74dt)
Series 4

Turning the Tables

The move up from Junior to High School is a step too far it seems, for a former pupil. It's also quiz time, but Mr Maxwell is lacking a team.

CAST:

Miss Lewis …. Marlene Sidaway
Mr Maxwell …. Michael Cochrane
Miss Featherstone …. Teresa Gallagher
Miss Reid …. Jacqueline Beatty
Mrs Khan …. Janice Acquah
Mr Long …. Paul Copley
Jack Pollard …. Bill Wallis
Mrs Morgan …. Jemma Churchill

School sitcom 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 (m000ymxj)
Series 8

Charles Dickens

James Walton chairs the literary quiz with Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh joined by Nigel Williams and Jonathan Myerson.

Author of the week: Charles Dickens

Reader: Beth Chalmers

Producer: Katie Marsden

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2005.


THU 09:30 Double Income, No Kids Yet (b008yszx)
Series 3

Episode 2

Golf, holidays with friends and having a baby are the three things that Daniel and Lucy have always sworn they'll never do in life.

But when they end up on a golfing holiday with their unbearable friends, they start to realise life doesn't always turn out how you plan it...

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, Joanna Brookes as Alison, Robert Harley as Peter, Carla Mendonca as Linda, Jonathan Aris as Steve and Martin Marquez as the Waiter.

Producer: Liz Anstee

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2003.


THU 10:00 Nigel Baldwin - The Tree of Liberty (m000d07l)
Moon Conjunct Uranus

The death of a young girl is linked to a magical sect. But as the evidence comes together, it seems to point back at Lacroix.

David Calder plays Lt Gen Lacroix, trying to police France despite the turmoil of the Revolution.

Nigel Baldwin’s detective series set in Amiens, 1791.

Lt Gen Lacroix ... David Calder
Madeleine ... Frances Tomelty
Duval ... Simon Ludders
Monet ... Brian Hibbard
Josephine ... Bethan Jones
Chalier .... Steve Hodson
Surgeon ... Matthew Morgan
Jean .... Robert Harper
Roland .... Christian Rodska
Michel ... Andrew Wincott
Simone .... Sara Harris-Davies

Original music by Paula Gardiner

Director: Alison Hindell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1995.


THU 11:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m000ymd2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


THU 11:45 Multi Story Shorts (m000ymd5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]


THU 12:00 The Navy Lark (b007jn8n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 King Street Junior Revisited (b00l74dt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 The House (m000ymxd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 Agatha Raisin (b011ktgc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 Golden Hill by Francis Spufford (b08q767w)
4. Awakening

New York, a small town on the tip of Manhattan Island, 1746. One rainy evening, a charming and handsome young stranger, fresh off the boat from England, pitches up to a counting house on Golden Hill Street, with a suspicious yet compelling proposition. He has an order for a thousand pounds in his pocket that he wishes to cash. But can he be trusted?

This is New York in its infancy, a place where a young man with a fast tongue can invent himself afresh, fall in love, and find a world of trouble.

Francis Spufford says of his book, "Golden Hill is just a novel. More specifically, it's an eighteenth century novel. It's set in the winter of 1746, in what was then the very small British colonial town of New York; but it's also written like a novel from the eighteenth century. So the story of the charming but unreliable-seeming young Mr Smith, who turns up from London with a document in his pocket that may be a fraud or may be worth a fortune, is as hectically stuffed with event as it would have been if Fielding or Smollett had written it.

"Eighteenth-century readers expected to get their money's worth, and Golden Hill contains (among other things) a mystery, a political intrigue, a love story, a ball, a duel, a high-stakes card game, a trial, a dash of horror, a play-within-a-play, some surprisingly graphic sex and a rooftop chase. As a slow writer, I enjoyed working on something that runs fast. It was intricate fun devising and winding up the book's clockwork. But I hope it's also a story that feels alive, and makes the past feel alive too, while Mr Smith runs for his life, and the snow falls on Manhattan Island."

Written by Francis Spufford
Read by Jamie Parker
Abridged by Isobel Creed and Jill Waters
Produced by Jill Waters
A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.


THU 14:15 Promenade Rock by Christopher Denys (b0076dd2)
The Holiday-Maker

A mysterious guest is staying at Theda Pilton's guesthouse and Matthew is sent to solve the mystery.

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, Tina Gray as Mother and Badria Timimi as Kalama Attercliffe.

Director: Sue Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2003.


THU 14:30 Yesterday's Papers: The End of the Music Press (b04gr9h5)
With weekly sales down from a high of 250,000 to less than 10,000, the end of the UK music press is nigh.

But music journalist and former magazine editor turned successful blogger David Hepworth isn't mourning its loss.

Recalling the golden ages of Melody Maker, NME, Smash Hits and other ground-breaking and agenda-setting publications with writers including Richard Williams, Danny Baker, Mark Ellen, Jude Rogers and Danny Kelly,

David explores the long decline of pop in print and asks - in the words of the Rolling Stones - who needs yesterday's papers?

Contributors: Richard Williams, Mark Ellen, Danny Baker, Danny Kelly, John Doran, Jude Rogers, Rob Fitzpatrick.

Producer: Trevor Dann

A Trevor Dann production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in September 2014.


THU 15:00 Nigel Baldwin - The Tree of Liberty (m000d07l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 The Write Stuff (m000ymxj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


THU 16:30 Double Income, No Kids Yet (b008yszx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


THU 17:00 On the Rocks (b03ls7y4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 17:30 Stand-Up Specials (m000r31x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 18:00 Wally K Daly (b007jv1m)
The Children of Witchwood

4. Return to the Burning Field

B.Q. Brown insists on going to the Burning Field at night, with Jackie and the police.

College student Jackie Lamont mysteriously goes missing, then reappears, just as mysteriously. She has acquired strange powers which come to the attention of B.Q. Brown, of the Ministry of Defence, who investigates a possible link between the burning of six children as witches in the 17th century, Jackie's disappearance and the creepy Cranford family, who now see her as a threat.

CAST:

Jackie Lamont …. Wendy Baxter
Mandy Lamont …. Emily Chennery
Sion Lamont …. Scott Gray
Jason Cranford …. Laurence Saunders
Cheever Cranford …. Jez Thomas
Becky Cranford …. Becky Wright
DC Danny Sparks …. Daniel Settatree
WPC Polly Bell …. Lorraine Coady
Mother/Minister …. Jilly Bond
B.Q. Brown .... Michael Cochrane
Iron Peter …. Robert Lister

The final drama written for radio by Wally K. Daly.

Director: Jenny Stephens.

A five- part story made for BBC7 first broadcast in 2005.


THU 18:30 Great Lives (b08lh6r3)
Series 42

Germaine Greer on Dame Elizabeth Frink

Dame Elizabeth Frink was best known for striking sculptures ranging from horses and goats, to wild eagles and disembodied heads. As a female sculptor working in a man's world, Elisabeth Frink found it hard to establish herself in the 1950s.

To help tell the story of her hero, Germaine Greer is joined by Frink's son, Lin Jammet, and the art critic Richard Cork.

Presented by Matthew Parris.

Producer: Perminder Khatkar

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2017.


THU 19:00 The Navy Lark (b007jn8n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 King Street Junior Revisited (b00l74dt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 The House (m000ymxd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 Agatha Raisin (b011ktgc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m000ymd2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


THU 21:45 Multi Story Shorts (m000ymd5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]


THU 22:00 Stand-Up Specials (m000r31x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 Political Animals (b03k21pc)
Series 2

Bo and Barack

President Obama's dog, Bo, suffers an identity crisis.

The first of four talks giving an unreliable dog's eye view of the trials and tribulations of living in the White House

Written by Tony Bagley

Director: Marc Beeby

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2013.


THU 22:45 Poets' Tree (b00shngl)
Episode 1

The first of Poet Paul Hamilton's poetry magazine programmes.

Paul hears some classic poetry from Derek Harricot, and inspires an unusual person to try their hand at poetry for the very first time.

Poetry spoof by Kevin Eldon and Stewart Lee.

With Olivia Colman and Peter Serafinowicz.

Producer: Ed Morrish

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2008.


THU 23:00 The Museum of Everything (b007k0r6)
Series 1

A Very Important Visitor

Take a wander around the Museum of Everything- an infinite gallery of strange exhibits and stranger characters.

Learn about Mary Queen of Scots' execution and enjoy the Sheriff of Nottingham Medieval Disco Experience

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 Absolute Power (b018jp4b)
Series 4

Episode 1

The spin doctoring duo get a lucrative contract to work for the BBC. Stars Stephen Fry and John Bird. From February 2004.



FRIDAY 13 AUGUST 2021

FRI 00:00 Wally K Daly (b007jv1m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 Great Lives (b08lh6r3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 The House (m000ymxd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 Agatha Raisin (b011ktgc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 Golden Hill by Francis Spufford (b08q767w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:15 Promenade Rock by Christopher Denys (b0076dd2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 Yesterday's Papers: The End of the Music Press (b04gr9h5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 Nigel Baldwin - The Tree of Liberty (m000d07l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 The Write Stuff (m000ymxj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:30 Double Income, No Kids Yet (b008yszx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 On the Rocks (b03ls7y4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 Stand-Up Specials (m000r31x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 The House (m000ymz0)
Series 1

2. Clashes

'Mr Speaker, will the Home Secretary give the House his assurance that no member, nor potential member, of the Select Committee on Defence will be investigated by MI5, MI6, the Special Branch, nor by any other agency of the Government?' For reasons best known to himself, Dougal Baxter wants to persuade political rival Denis Wigton on to his Select Committee. Meanwhile, Polly causes chaos for her father - Chief Whip Charles Bannister - by springing a four-legged friend on him.

Charles Bannister ....Julian Glover
Dougal Baxter ....Timothy West
Mary Bannister ....Sarah Badel
Denis Wigton ....David Ryall
Henry Colville ....Christopher Benjamin
Juliet Cameron ....Siobhan Redmond
Rose ....Sheila Reid
The Speaker ....David McAlister
Michael Friend ....Stuart Organ
Keith Chadwick ....Graham Blockey
Nick Beresford ....Rupert Baker
Grace ....Joan Matheson
Polly Bannister ....Ruth Gemmell

Written by Christopher Lee

Producer: Pete Atkin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1989.


FRI 06:30 Agatha Raisin (b011l9l8)
Series 2

4. The Civil War

The search to find the killer leads Agatha and James to the dreaming spires of Oxford, where they soon get intimate - in a cupboard full of EM Forster first editions...

Penelope Keith stars as PR guru turned amateur sleuth, Agatha Raisin.

Dramatised by David Semple from MC Beaton’s novel.

Agatha Raisin ...... Penelope Keith
James Lacey ...... Malcolm Sinclair
DC Bill Wong ...... Stephen Hogan
Mrs Friendly ...... Joanna Brookes
Mrs Hicks ...... Lynda Baron
Professor Wolf ...... Simon Treves

Director: Carol Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio in October 2005.


FRI 07:00 The Wilsons Save the World (m0002zrd)
Series 2

You Can’t Do That Anymore

Mike Wilson has some key loves in his life – his sourdough starter, his wife and children (obviously), but also the cult rock group of his formative years - The Smiths. Jangly and heartfelt it’s perfect music for the tortured soul; albeit one with a comfortable and privileged life. Until that is, Cat comes crashing in with her questions. Are some of Morrissey’s more recent statements problematic and if so, can we separate the arts from the artist? What else can’t we enjoy anymore? A rummage through his parent’s attic suggests LOTS, it turns out. Mike’s dilemma contorts him with anxiety as the family pick their way through this new minefield. Can we ‘offset’ liking problematic things?

Mike…Marcus Brigstocke
Max…Kerry Godliman
Cat..Mia Jenkins
Lola…India Brown
Jennifer...Vicki Pepperdine
Phillip…Rupert Vansittart

Written by Marcus Brigstocke and Sarah Morgan

Producer Julia McKenzie

BBC Studios Production first broadcast on Radio 4 in March 2019.


FRI 07:30 Stand-Up Specials (m000yl9x)
Scrambled EGG

Comedy duo Egg - Anna Leong Brophy and Emily Lloyd-Saini - write and star in this brand-new comedy special, exploring what it means to be mixed race, and their very different experiences growing up in the UK.

An increasingly surreal dinner date turns into a trip down memory lane for the pair, as a curt waitress guides them grudgingly through some of their formative mixed-race memories.

Through break-out sketches, the duo narrowly avoid coming to blows with streetwise teenage schoolgirls Jacanda and Malika on the streets of north west London, culturally appropriate their own cultural heritage in a Portakabin in Nottingham, and befuddle renowned Race and Socio-Political expert Professor Jojo Mojojo with a simple question. All the while waiting for their main course to arrive.

Anna and Emily also talk to their real-life Mums, who share their experiences on what it meant to bring up a mixed race daughter in the 90s - and whether the girls really were the charming little angels they claim to have been.

Can the mixed-race experience really be defined in a single comedy special? The Egg girls aren’t sure, but they take a crack at it in Scrambled Egg.

Cast:
Anna - Anna Leong Brophy
Emily - Emily Lloyd-Saini
Waitress – Rebecca Boey

Written by Anna Leong Brophy and Emily Lloyd-Saini
Producer: Mobashir Dar

A CPL production for BBC Radio 4


FRI 08:00 Dad's Army (b007s8kl)
Series 2

Put That Light Out

Captain Mainwaring's platoon causes havoc in Walmington-on-Sea during an air-raid.

CAST:

Captain Mainwaring …. Arthur Lowe
Sergeant Wilson …. John Le Mesurier
Corporal Jones …. Clive Dunn
Private Frazer …. John Laurie
Private Pike …. Ian Lavender
Private Godfrey …. Arnold Ridley
Warden Hodges …. Bill Pertwee
Telephone Operator…. Avril Angers
Second Warden/Lighthouse Keeper…. Stuart Sherwin
Announcer …. 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 (b007jtsz)
Series 2

A Family Time

Ben and Helen squabble over them spending Christmas with her mother.

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
Mr Cullingford ...... Michael Bilton

Producer: Pete Atkin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1982


FRI 09:00 It's Not What You Know (b0383z2q)
Series 2

Episode 6

What is Joe Lycett's favourite book? Which is Anneka Rice's film-maker son's favourite film? Who is Dave Gorman's all-time hero?

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 August 2013.


FRI 09:30 To the Manor Born (b007jm4q)
The Honours List

With news of a New Year's Honour for a villager, Audrey is nice to Devere.

Starring Penelope Keith as Audrey fforbes-Hamilton.

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

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.

Adapted for radio by Peter Spence from his TV script.

Producer: Jane Berthoud

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in March 1997.


FRI 10:00 Stephen Wyatt - Piglaw (b007jvly)
Who would be foolish enough to put a pig on trial?

Yet the lawyer Lebrun suggests this is the right thing to do when a crime is committed in a small market town in mediaeval France. His proposal leads him and the parish priest, Fr. Bernard, into deeper waters than either of them could have foreseen.

CAST:

Fr. Bernard .... Christian Rodska
Pierre Lebrun .... Tony Robinson
Master Bailly .... Hugh Dickson
Jehan Delalande .... Peter Craze
Marie, his wife .... Zelah Clarke
Filliol, a pig-keeper .... Michael Graham Cox
Mayor .... Geoffrey Matthews
Man .... Kenneth Shanley
Anne Lebrun .... Melinda Walker
Confessor …. Simon Cuff
Jailer .... Joe Hall
Woman .... Jane Gambier

Written by Stephen Wyatt.

Producer: Peter Fozzard.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in 1989.


FRI 11:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m000ymz3)
What's New for August?

Chris Pearson and Scott Bryan present the best new podcasts for August.


FRI 12:00 Dad's Army (b007s8kl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 Semi Circles (b007jtsz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 The House (m000ymz0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 Agatha Raisin (b011l9l8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 Golden Hill by Francis Spufford (b08q7l8n)
5. Chief

New York, a small town on the tip of Manhattan Island, 1746. One rainy evening, a charming and handsome young stranger, fresh off the boat from England, pitches up to a counting house on Golden Hill Street, with a suspicious yet compelling proposition. He has an order for a thousand pounds in his pocket that he wishes to cash. But can he be trusted?

This is New York in its infancy, a place where a young man with a fast tongue can invent himself afresh, fall in love, and find a world of trouble.

Francis Spufford says of his book, "Golden Hill is just a novel. More specifically, it's an eighteenth century novel. It's set in the winter of 1746, in what was then the very small British colonial town of New York; but it's also written like a novel from the eighteenth century. So the story of the charming but unreliable-seeming young Mr Smith, who turns up from London with a document in his pocket that may be a fraud or may be worth a fortune, is as hectically stuffed with event as it would have been if Fielding or Smollett had written it.

"Eighteenth-century readers expected to get their money's worth, and Golden Hill contains (among other things) a mystery, a political intrigue, a love story, a ball, a duel, a high-stakes card game, a trial, a dash of horror, a play-within-a-play, some surprisingly graphic sex and a rooftop chase. As a slow writer, I enjoyed working on something that runs fast. It was intricate fun devising and winding up the book's clockwork. But I hope it's also a story that feels alive, and makes the past feel alive too, while Mr Smith runs for his life, and the snow falls on Manhattan Island."

Written by Francis Spufford
Read by Jamie Parker
Abridged by Isobel Creed and Jill Waters
Produced by Jill Waters
A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.


FRI 14:15 Promenade Rock by Christopher Denys (b0076ddm)
Absent Without Leave

It seems that Matthew's past is about to catch up with him when a mystery army sergeant arrives in town.

Conclusion of 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, Christopher Scott as Arnold Pilton, Andy Hockley as Cox'n Hughes and David Bannerman as Attercliffe.

Director: Sue Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2003.


FRI 14:30 A Gothic Cathedral (b0075cdg)
The story of Roget's Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases, the retirement project of an eminent Victorian with a passion for order, organisation and classification.

Roget was like a George Eliot character - and having been to Edinburgh Medical School, he felt entitled to just pitch in. He was involved with the first uses of electricity, worked with Humphrey Davey and Sir James Watt and Jeremy Bentham on major projects of the time. He even tried to build a computer.

Interviewees Jim Crace, Betty Kirkpatrick, Philip Hobsbawn, David Crystal, John Vincent, Lawrence Norfolk, Tom Sutcliffe

Reader Bill Wallis

Presenter Simon Fanshawe

Producer Paul Dodgson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1998.


FRI 15:00 Stephen Wyatt - Piglaw (b007jvly)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 It's Not What You Know (b0383z2q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


FRI 16:30 To the Manor Born (b007jm4q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


FRI 17:00 The Wilsons Save the World (m0002zrd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 17:30 Stand-Up Specials (m000yl9x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 18:00 Wally K Daly (b007jv1s)
The Children of Witchwood

5. The Agenda

B.Q. Brown has good reason to learn more about the strange powers of the Cranford family.

College student Jackie Lamont mysteriously goes missing, then reappears, just as mysteriously. She has acquired strange powers which come to the attention of B.Q. Brown, of the Ministry of Defence, who investigates a possible link between the burning of six children as witches in the 17th century, Jackie's disappearance and the creepy Cranford family, who now see her as a threat.

CAST:

B.Q. Brown …. Michael Cochrane
Jackie Lamont …. Wendy Baxter
Mandy Lamont …. Emily Chennery
Sion Lamont …. Scott Gray
Jason Cranford …. Laurence Saunders
Cheever Cranford …. Jez Thomas
Becky Cranford …. Becky Wright
DC Danny Sparks …. Daniel Settatree
WPC Polly Bell …. Lorraine Coady
Mother …. Jilly Bond
Iron Peter …. Robert Lister

The final drama written for radio by Wally K. Daly.

Director: Jenny Stephens.

A five- part story made for BBC7 first broadcast in 2005.


FRI 18:30 Off the Page (b00wdjrn)
Never Trust a Writer

Never Trust a Writer, or you'll end up in their book, and you might not like what you read. Is everything fair game in the artistic process?

Three writers who have all either dished on their loved ones - or been dished on.

Antonia Quirke, Terence Blacker and Bill Coles, battle it out, refereed by presenter Dominic Arkwright.

Producer: Beth O'Dea.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2010.


FRI 19:00 Dad's Army (b007s8kl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 Semi Circles (b007jtsz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 The House (m000ymz0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 Agatha Raisin (b011l9l8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m000ymz3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 22:00 Stand-Up Specials (m000yl9x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 The Hudson and Pepperdine Show (b0076283)
Series 2

Episode 3

Second World War stand-up comedian Edie Trinder joins Mel Hudson and Vicki Pepperdine for some Blitz humour - and another war hero literally drops in!

Plus tips on relaxation from the Dirty Sloanes and more from the Gory Nuns and the Goatee Beard Men's Group.

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 (b04jk3qr)
Episode 3

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 (b007m4dz)
Series 2

Riddlington Plastic

The consultants marvel at the world wide web, and Ryan gets embroiled in a protest. 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 (b007jnh4)

A Bit of Fry and Laurie 23:30 SUN (b0485v71)

A Good Read 18:30 MON (b01n65q4)

A Good Read 00:30 TUE (b01n65q4)

A Gothic Cathedral 14:30 FRI (b0075cdg)

A Last Excuse Me Dance 14:30 MON (b019rm1j)

A Last Excuse Me Dance 02:30 TUE (b019rm1j)

A Life of Bliss 08:30 SUN (m0001pzt)

Absolute Power 23:30 THU (b018jp4b)

Act Your Age 09:00 MON (b0106rvc)

Act Your Age 16:00 MON (b0106rvc)

Act Your Age 04:00 TUE (b0106rvc)

Agatha Raisin 06:30 TUE (b011j8wn)

Agatha Raisin 13:30 TUE (b011j8wn)

Agatha Raisin 20:30 TUE (b011j8wn)

Agatha Raisin 01:30 WED (b011j8wn)

Agatha Raisin 06:30 WED (b011kpfh)

Agatha Raisin 13:30 WED (b011kpfh)

Agatha Raisin 20:30 WED (b011kpfh)

Agatha Raisin 01:30 THU (b011kpfh)

Agatha Raisin 06:30 THU (b011ktgc)

Agatha Raisin 13:30 THU (b011ktgc)

Agatha Raisin 20:30 THU (b011ktgc)

Agatha Raisin 01:30 FRI (b011ktgc)

Agatha Raisin 06:30 FRI (b011l9l8)

Agatha Raisin 13:30 FRI (b011l9l8)

Agatha Raisin 20:30 FRI (b011l9l8)

Andy Hamilton Sort of Remembers 07:00 TUE (b09bz16d)

Andy Hamilton Sort of Remembers 17:00 TUE (b09bz16d)

Andy Hamilton Sort of Remembers 05:00 WED (b09bz16d)

Archive on 4 11:00 TUE (b08vwk1l)

Archive on 4 21:00 TUE (b08vwk1l)

Armstrong and Miller 23:30 SAT (b00t1bct)

Beachcomber... By the Way 09:30 MON (b007jqgs)

Beachcomber... By the Way 16:30 MON (b007jqgs)

Beachcomber... By the Way 04:30 TUE (b007jqgs)

British Summer Time Begins by Ysenda Maxtone-Graham (Omnibus) 06:00 SUN (m000ymd0)

British Summer Time Begins by Ysenda Maxtone-Graham 02:00 SAT (m000lnn2)

Bunk Bed 23:30 WED (b095tjwb)

Chain Reaction 22:30 SAT (b054qfjd)

Charles Chilton - Journey into Space 00:00 SAT (b007jsl4)

Charlotte and Lillian 22:45 SUN (m0009jlc)

Dad's Army 08:00 FRI (b007s8kl)

Dad's Army 12:00 FRI (b007s8kl)

Dad's Army 19:00 FRI (b007s8kl)

David Buck - Conflict of Doves 06:00 SAT (b09g357l)

David Buck - Conflict of Doves 16:00 SAT (b09g357l)

David Buck - Conflict of Doves 04:00 SUN (b09g357l)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:00 SUN (m000ymd2)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:00 SUN (m000ymd2)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 11:00 THU (m000ymd2)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:00 THU (m000ymd2)

Double Income, No Kids Yet 12:30 SAT (b008x3lt)

Double Income, No Kids Yet 09:30 THU (b008yszx)

Double Income, No Kids Yet 16:30 THU (b008yszx)

Double Income, No Kids Yet 04:30 FRI (b008yszx)

Drama 03:00 SAT (b0b6fbs1)

Father Figure 22:30 MON (b01c9b73)

Get Carter: The Bloody Chamber 18:45 SUN (b0bkr5p6)

Get Carter: The Bloody Chamber 00:45 MON (b0bkr5p6)

Golden Hill by Francis Spufford 14:00 MON (b08q4hwn)

Golden Hill by Francis Spufford 02:00 TUE (b08q4hwn)

Golden Hill by Francis Spufford 14:00 TUE (b08q60pt)

Golden Hill by Francis Spufford 02:00 WED (b08q60pt)

Golden Hill by Francis Spufford 14:00 WED (b08q655v)

Golden Hill by Francis Spufford 02:00 THU (b08q655v)

Golden Hill by Francis Spufford 14:00 THU (b08q767w)

Golden Hill by Francis Spufford 02:00 FRI (b08q767w)

Golden Hill by Francis Spufford 14:00 FRI (b08q7l8n)

Great Lives 07:30 SAT (b08kv5f6)

Great Lives 17:30 SAT (b08kv5f6)

Great Lives 05:30 SUN (b08kv5f6)

Great Lives 18:30 THU (b08lh6r3)

Great Lives 00:30 FRI (b08lh6r3)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:00 WED (b00j283n)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:00 WED (b00j283n)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:00 WED (b00j283n)

Henry James 16:00 SUN (b090v3bs)

Henry James 20:00 SUN (b090v3bs)

Henry James 04:00 MON (b090v3bs)

Honore de Balzac - The Mysterious Mansion 18:00 SAT (m000bmh9)

Honore de Balzac - The Mysterious Mansion 00:00 SUN (m000bmh9)

In Godzilla's Footsteps 14:30 TUE (b01y1gxj)

In Godzilla's Footsteps 02:30 WED (b01y1gxj)

Inheritance Tracks 07:10 SUN (b076wgfj)

Inheritance Tracks 11:50 SUN (b076wgfj)

Inheritance Tracks 14:10 SUN (b0bm6mnn)

Inheritance Tracks 19:50 SUN (b076wgfj)

Inheritance Tracks 02:10 MON (b0bm6mnn)

Inheritance Tracks 11:50 MON (m000yltb)

Inheritance Tracks 21:50 MON (m000yltb)

It's Not What You Know 04:00 SAT (b037tnxt)

It's Not What You Know 09:00 FRI (b0383z2q)

It's Not What You Know 16:00 FRI (b0383z2q)

Jane Beeson - The House at Tinner's Tor 18:00 SUN (b00767xs)

Jane Beeson - The House at Tinner's Tor 00:00 MON (b00767xs)

Jelly Mountain 23:15 TUE (b00ftk74)

John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme 12:30 SUN (b09k8fsn)

John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme 17:30 SUN (b09k8fsn)

John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme 22:00 SUN (b09k8fsn)

John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme 05:30 MON (b09k8fsn)

Josh Howie's Losing It 14:00 SAT (b07pgwp0)

Josh Howie's Losing It 02:00 SUN (b07pgwp0)

Josh Howie's Losing It 23:00 SUN (b07qbcb8)

Ken Cheng: Chinese Comedian 22:30 SUN (m000fw03)

King Street Junior Revisited 08:30 THU (b00l74dt)

King Street Junior Revisited 12:30 THU (b00l74dt)

King Street Junior Revisited 19:30 THU (b00l74dt)

Lewis Macleod Is Not Himself 23:00 FRI (b04jk3qr)

Life on Egg 22:30 WED (b09m1008)

Mark Watson Makes the World Substantially Better 23:30 TUE (b00d45ny)

Masala FM 15:00 SAT (b0080p9x)

Masala FM 03:00 SUN (b0080p9x)

Multi Story Shorts 10:45 SUN (m000ymd5)

Multi Story Shorts 21:45 SUN (m000ymd5)

Multi Story Shorts 11:45 THU (m000ymd5)

Multi Story Shorts 21:45 THU (m000ymd5)

Nigel Baldwin - The Tree of Liberty 10:00 MON (m000czhx)

Nigel Baldwin - The Tree of Liberty 15:00 MON (m000czhx)

Nigel Baldwin - The Tree of Liberty 03:00 TUE (m000czhx)

Nigel Baldwin - The Tree of Liberty 10:00 TUE (m000d050)

Nigel Baldwin - The Tree of Liberty 15:00 TUE (m000d050)

Nigel Baldwin - The Tree of Liberty 03:00 WED (m000d050)

Nigel Baldwin - The Tree of Liberty 10:00 WED (m000czqf)

Nigel Baldwin - The Tree of Liberty 15:00 WED (m000czqf)

Nigel Baldwin - The Tree of Liberty 03:00 THU (m000czqf)

Nigel Baldwin - The Tree of Liberty 10:00 THU (m000d07l)

Nigel Baldwin - The Tree of Liberty 15:00 THU (m000d07l)

Nigel Baldwin - The Tree of Liberty 03:00 FRI (m000d07l)

No Commitments 08:30 WED (b00sfby7)

No Commitments 12:30 WED (b00sfby7)

No Commitments 19:30 WED (b00sfby7)

Not in Front of the Children 09:00 SUN (b08cgp53)

Off the Page 00:30 SAT (b00w7cww)

Off the Page 18:30 FRI (b00wdjrn)

On the Rocks 07:00 THU (b03ls7y4)

On the Rocks 17:00 THU (b03ls7y4)

On the Rocks 05:00 FRI (b03ls7y4)

On the Trail of the Templars 14:30 WED (b007nt7q)

On the Trail of the Templars 02:30 THU (b007nt7q)

Party's Over 23:00 MON (m000yg5q)

Party's Over 09:00 TUE (m000yg5q)

Paul Sinha's General Knowledge 07:30 WED (m000ydm5)

Paul Sinha's General Knowledge 17:30 WED (m000ydm5)

Paul Sinha's General Knowledge 22:00 WED (m000ydm5)

Paul Sinha's General Knowledge 05:30 THU (m000ydm5)

Paul Temple 01:00 SAT (b007s6jt)

Paul Temple 06:00 MON (b007s84b)

Paul Temple 13:00 MON (b007s84b)

Paul Temple 20:00 MON (b007s84b)

Paul Temple 01:00 TUE (b007s84b)

Paul Temple 06:00 TUE (b007s8rj)

Paul Temple 13:00 TUE (b007s8rj)

Paul Temple 20:00 TUE (b007s8rj)

Paul Temple 01:00 WED (b007s8rj)

Paul Temple 06:00 WED (b007swg7)

Paul Temple 13:00 WED (b007swg7)

Paul Temple 20:00 WED (b007swg7)

Paul Temple 01:00 THU (b007swg7)

Peeler 01:30 SAT (m00061r0)

Peeler 06:30 MON (m00067d5)

Peeler 13:30 MON (m00067d5)

Peeler 20:30 MON (m00067d5)

Peeler 01:30 TUE (m00067d5)

Podcast Radio Hour 11:00 FRI (m000ymz3)

Podcast Radio Hour 21:00 FRI (m000ymz3)

Poetry Extra 12:00 SUN (m000ymd9)

Poetry Extra 17:00 SUN (m000ymd9)

Poetry Extra 05:00 MON (m000ymd9)

Poets' Tree 22:45 THU (b00shngl)

Political Animals 22:30 THU (b03k21pc)

Promenade Rock by Christopher Denys (Omnibus) 07:20 SUN (b0bgpfvz)

Promenade Rock by Christopher Denys 02:15 SAT (b0076d9g)

Promenade Rock by Christopher Denys 14:15 MON (b0076dbm)

Promenade Rock by Christopher Denys 02:15 TUE (b0076dbm)

Promenade Rock by Christopher Denys 14:15 TUE (b0076dc1)

Promenade Rock by Christopher Denys 02:15 WED (b0076dc1)

Promenade Rock by Christopher Denys 14:15 WED (b0076dcl)

Promenade Rock by Christopher Denys 02:15 THU (b0076dcl)

Promenade Rock by Christopher Denys 14:15 THU (b0076dd2)

Promenade Rock by Christopher Denys 02:15 FRI (b0076dd2)

Promenade Rock by Christopher Denys 14:15 FRI (b0076ddm)

Radio 9 23:00 WED (b04g429s)

Recorded for Training Purposes 23:30 MON (b00gs0n6)

Revolting People 22:30 TUE (b008j10d)

Rigor Mortis 22:00 SAT (b007rq8g)

Sand Between the Toes 02:30 SAT (m000ygm3)

Sara Pascoe: The Modern Monkey 23:00 SAT (b09tdtl8)

Semi Circles 08:30 FRI (b007jtsz)

Semi Circles 12:30 FRI (b007jtsz)

Semi Circles 19:30 FRI (b007jtsz)

Short Cuts 18:30 WED (m000bfh7)

Short Cuts 00:30 THU (m000bfh7)

Simon Evans Goes to Market 07:30 TUE (m000ycww)

Simon Evans Goes to Market 17:30 TUE (m000ycww)

Simon Evans Goes to Market 22:00 TUE (m000ycww)

Simon Evans Goes to Market 05:30 WED (m000ycww)

Smelling of Roses 08:30 SAT (b007k1tg)

Smelling of Roses 09:30 WED (b007k22c)

Smelling of Roses 16:30 WED (b007k22c)

Smelling of Roses 04:30 THU (b007k22c)

Soul Music 18:30 TUE (b01mddl6)

Soul Music 00:30 WED (b01mddl6)

Stand-Up Specials 05:30 SAT (m000ydpx)

Stand-Up Specials 07:30 THU (m000r31x)

Stand-Up Specials 17:30 THU (m000r31x)

Stand-Up Specials 22:00 THU (m000r31x)

Stand-Up Specials 05:30 FRI (m000r31x)

Stand-Up Specials 07:30 FRI (m000yl9x)

Stand-Up Specials 17:30 FRI (m000yl9x)

Stand-Up Specials 22:00 FRI (m000yl9x)

Stephen Wyatt - Piglaw 10:00 FRI (b007jvly)

Stephen Wyatt - Piglaw 15:00 FRI (b007jvly)

Steptoe and Son 08:00 MON (b007jnbp)

Steptoe and Son 12:00 MON (b007jnbp)

Steptoe and Son 19:00 MON (b007jnbp)

Steve Penk's Radio Nightmares 11:00 WED (m000hfzq)

Steve Penk's Radio Nightmares 21:00 WED (m000hfzq)

Summer Picnic by Elizabeth Jane Howard 13:45 SAT (b08tj1vl)

Summer Picnic by Elizabeth Jane Howard 01:45 SUN (b08tj1vl)

Sunflowers 15:30 SUN (b0076ddv)

Sunflowers 03:30 MON (b0076ddv)

TED Radio Hour 11:00 MON (m000ylt8)

TED Radio Hour 21:00 MON (m000ylt8)

Take Me to Your Reader 08:30 TUE (m000ylpn)

Take Me to Your Reader 12:30 TUE (m000ylpn)

Take Me to Your Reader 19:30 TUE (m000ylpn)

Tessa Hadley - The Past (Omnibus) 14:20 SUN (b06cjlxm)

Tessa Hadley - The Past (Omnibus) 02:20 MON (b06cjlxm)

The Brothers 09:30 TUE (b00ny721)

The Brothers 16:30 TUE (b00ny721)

The Brothers 04:30 WED (b00ny721)

The Fair Intellectual Club 07:00 WED (b083r1jj)

The Fair Intellectual Club 17:00 WED (b083r1jj)

The Fair Intellectual Club 05:00 THU (b083r1jj)

The Goon Show 08:00 TUE (b007jz4z)

The Goon Show 12:00 TUE (b007jz4z)

The Goon Show 19:00 TUE (b007jz4z)

The House 06:00 THU (m000ymxd)

The House 13:00 THU (m000ymxd)

The House 20:00 THU (m000ymxd)

The House 01:00 FRI (m000ymxd)

The House 06:00 FRI (m000ymz0)

The House 13:00 FRI (m000ymz0)

The House 20:00 FRI (m000ymz0)

The Hudson and Pepperdine Show 22:30 FRI (b0076283)

The Last Seaside Orchestra 13:00 SAT (b01knsjz)

The Last Seaside Orchestra 01:00 SUN (b01knsjz)

The Mark Steel Lecture 15:30 SAT (b007qhq3)

The Mark Steel Lecture 03:30 SUN (b007qhq3)

The Moth Radio Hour 11:00 SUN (m000ymd7)

The Moth Radio Hour 19:00 SUN (m000ymd7)

The Motion Show 08:00 SAT (b07bpq37)

The Museum of Everything 14:30 SAT (b00899zt)

The Museum of Everything 02:30 SUN (b00899zt)

The Museum of Everything 23:00 THU (b007k0r6)

The Navy Lark 08:00 THU (b007jn8n)

The Navy Lark 12:00 THU (b007jn8n)

The Navy Lark 19:00 THU (b007jn8n)

The Pin 23:45 SAT (b07b3snr)

The Problem With Adam Bloom 22:45 WED (b00gf8pp)

The Rest is History 16:00 TUE (b0773pcp)

The Rest is History 04:00 WED (b0773pcp)

The Rudest Man in Britain 09:00 SAT (b03rxc77)

The Rudest Man in Britain 19:00 SAT (b03rxc77)

The Unbelievable Truth 07:30 MON (m000ydxs)

The Unbelievable Truth 17:30 MON (m000ydxs)

The Unbelievable Truth 22:00 MON (m000ydxs)

The Unbelievable Truth 05:30 TUE (m000ydxs)

The Wilsons Save the World 05:00 SAT (m0002r74)

The Wilsons Save the World 09:30 SUN (m0002r74)

The Wilsons Save the World 07:00 FRI (m0002zrd)

The Wilsons Save the World 17:00 FRI (m0002zrd)

The Wordsmiths at Gorsemere 08:30 MON (b00bx21n)

The Wordsmiths at Gorsemere 12:30 MON (b00bx21n)

The Wordsmiths at Gorsemere 19:30 MON (b00bx21n)

The Write Stuff 09:00 THU (m000ymxj)

The Write Stuff 16:00 THU (m000ymxj)

The Write Stuff 04:00 FRI (m000ymxj)

Think the Unthinkable 23:30 FRI (b007m4dz)

Tim FitzHigham: The Gambler 12:00 SAT (b05nvjm7)

Tim FitzHigham: The Gambler 07:00 MON (b05pnw2q)

Tim FitzHigham: The Gambler 17:00 MON (b05pnw2q)

Tim FitzHigham: The Gambler 05:00 TUE (b05pnw2q)

Tina C 23:45 WED (b0076qds)

To the Manor Born 04:30 SAT (b007n1wj)

To the Manor Born 09:30 FRI (b007jm4q)

To the Manor Born 16:30 FRI (b007jm4q)

Wally K Daly 18:00 MON (b007jv0y)

Wally K Daly 00:00 TUE (b007jv0y)

Wally K Daly 18:00 TUE (b007jv16)

Wally K Daly 00:00 WED (b007jv16)

Wally K Daly 18:00 WED (b007jv1f)

Wally K Daly 00:00 THU (b007jv1f)

Wally K Daly 18:00 THU (b007jv1m)

Wally K Daly 00:00 FRI (b007jv1m)

Wally K Daly 18:00 FRI (b007jv1s)

What Happened, Miss Simone? by Alan Light (Omnibus) 13:00 SUN (b08hrgfd)

What Happened, Miss Simone? by Alan Light (Omnibus) 01:00 MON (b08hrgfd)

Whispers 09:00 WED (b007k2kr)

Whispers 16:00 WED (b007k2kr)

Whispers 04:00 THU (b007k2kr)

Yesterday's Papers: The End of the Music Press 14:30 THU (b04gr9h5)

Yesterday's Papers: The End of the Music Press 02:30 FRI (b04gr9h5)