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SATURDAY 21 AUGUST 2021

SAT 00:00 William Gibson - Pattern Recognition (b007k21k)
5. Moscow

'Coolhunter' Cayce travels to Moscow for an emotional encounter with the maker of "the footage" - the mysteriously compelling online film haunting web-surfers around the world.

But why Cayce's boss at the ad agency so interested in it..?

William Gibson's fast-moving thriller

Concluded by Lorelei King.

Abridged by Ron Roberts.

Producer: David Jackson Young.

Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in February 2007.


SAT 00:30 Off the Page (b00wlgjc)
I Don't Know

"I don't know" - three little words so hard to say nowadays.

Doubt and uncertainty are out, confident assertions are in. Opinions, even received ones, are the order of the day. The temptation is always to bluff our way with some kind of response, however little we know about the subject in hand.

Phil Hammond is a doctor and Kathy Sykes is a science professor. John Harris is a journalist whose job is to express opinions.

Are they able simply to admit: "I don't know"?

Dominic Arkwright presides over new writing and straight-to-the-point discussion.

Producer: Beth O'Dea.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2010.


SAT 01:00 The House (m000yv70)
Series 1

7. Tracking a Traitor

Rumours are rife in Westminster over a 'bent' MP spilling secrets to the Russians.

Meanwhile, the Chief Whip's daughter Polly Bannister has attracted the attention of two men...

Starring Julian Glover and Timothy West.

Political thriller serial by Christopher Lee.

Charles Bannister ....Julian Glover
Dougal Baxter ....Timothy West
Mary Bannister ....Sarah Badel
Henry Colville ....Christopher Benjamin
Rose ....Sheila Reid
Arthur ....James Garbutt
The Speaker ....David McAlister
George ....Danny Schiller
Polly Bannister ....Ruth Gemmell

Other parts played by:

Ken Cumberlidge
Ian Targett
David Goudge
John Bull
David King
Christopher Scott
Charles Simpson
Brian Miller
Michael Kilgarriff

Written by Christopher Lee

Producer Pete Atkin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1989.


SAT 01:30 Inspector Purbright - Charity Ends at Home (b007jsnz)
Episode 3

Kindly detective, Inspector Purbright probes the discovery of another body, found head down in a wishing well.

John Rowe stars in Colin Watson's Flaxborough Chronicle set in East Anglia.

Dramatised by Christopher Denys.

Inspector Purbright …… John Rowe
Booker …… Russell Dixon
Love …… Paul Downing
Lucilla Teatime …… Ann Rye
Mortimer Hive …… Geoffrey Banks
Helen …… Kathryn Hunt
Palgrove …… Robin Polley
Fry …… Chris Hargreaves
Pook …… Peter Rylands

Producer: Tony Cliff

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1992.


SAT 02:00 Golden Hill by Francis Spufford (b08r34m1)
10. Resolution

The purpose behind Smith’s voyage to New York becomes clear.

But he has one final matter to resolve...

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 concluded by Jamie Parker

Abridged by Isobel Creed and Jill Waters
Producer: Jill Waters

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


SAT 02:15 Jane Austen (b085b9t1)
Northanger Abbey

Episode 5

Catherine finds herself the recipient of a most pleasing invitation and a most displeasing engagement.

Jane Austen's satire pokes fun at the popular sensationalist fiction of the day.

Catherine ..... Georgia Groome
John ..... Stephen Wight
Isabella ..... Ainsley Howard
Mrs Allen ..... Tracey Wiles
Mr Allen ..... Kim Wall
Henry ..... Luke Thompson
Eleanor ..... Natasha Cowley
General Tilney ..... John Dougall
Frederick Tilney ..... Nick Murchie
Mrs Thorpe ..... Karen Bartke
The Book ..... Miriam Margolyes

Dramatised by Hattie Naylor.

Director: Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2016.


SAT 02:30 Trollope (b03qf7r5)
This is the story of Anthony Trollope, an (apparently) utterly English and conservative writer, whose life cuts against what Barchester readers might expect of him.

He was a man raised by high born parents who had lost their money. Bullied in his teens, he joined the Post Office - taking work in Ireland to escape professional and financial difficulties.

Trollope fell in love with the Irish and the English literati even accused him of 'going native', yet he became one of England's best loved novelists. He wrote over 50 books, insisted that he only wrote for money, and penned many of them on trains en route to inspect rural post offices.

What kind of a man was he? And why does his work still resonate so strongly for readers across the English-speaking world. Is it, as WH Auden said, because he's one of the only English novelists to truly understand money and work?

Presented by the poet, Michael Symmons Roberts

The Voice of Trollope: Hamilton Berstock

Producer: Faith Lawrence

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2014.


SAT 03:00 The Great Scott (b048jcg0)
Series 2

Ivanhoe

Set in 1194 after the failure of the third Crusade, King Richard I is said to be in captivity in Austria after having been taken on his way back to England. In his absence, his brother John is plotting to take over the throne.

Wilfred of Ivanhoe, son of Cedric and one of the few remaining Saxon Lords, joined Richard in the Crusade but has been disinherited by his father for showing allegiance to a Norman. Ivanhoe is rumoured to have come to the rescue of his King in his hour of need but has since disappeared.

Is he alive? Rowenna - the woman he loves - anxiously waits for news.

Starring David Tennant.

A tale by Sir Walter Scott dramatised by Scott Cherry.

Walter Scott ...... David Tennant
Ivanhoe ...... Mark Bonnar
Isaac ...... Henry Goodman
Gurth ...... Henry Goodman
Cedric ...... Christian Rodska
Rowena ...... Laura Molyneux
Guilbert ...... David Troughton
Rebecca ...... Sasha Behar
Elgitha ...... Sasha Behar
Fitzurse ...... Will Adamsdale
Wamba ...... Will Adamsdale
De Bracy ...... Nicholas Murchie
Prince John ...... Nigel Cooke
Prior Aymer ...... Edward Max

Produced and directed by Clive Brill.

A Brill production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in July 2014.


SAT 04:00 The Food Quiz (b0076gyp)
Series 1

Episode 1

Jay Rayner puts well-known gastronomes through their culinary paces.

On the menu:

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
Anissa Helou
Matthew Fort
Clarissa Dickson Wright

Producer: Rebecca Wells

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2003.


SAT 04:30 To the Manor Born (b007jm7w)
Plenty More Fish

With their love-lives in a tangle, Audrey falls out with Marjory.

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

First piloted on radio and then hijacked by TV before it ever appeared, and 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 (m000360d)
Series 2

Protest

The Wilsons family enjoy nothing more than a good protest march, joining with other like minds and sticking it to ‘the man’. Today is one they’re particularly looking forward to - and each of them has a different agenda.

Cat has a special provocative costume and issue to highlight; Lola has a complex banner but a simple hope that all voices will unify; Max wants the family to stick together and have a great day out and Mike, well he will persist wearing that excruciating jester hat with bells on.

Some tensions seemingly dealt with, they are then in the thick of a march in Central London and find unity more difficult than ever to achieve.

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
Jennifer...Vicki Pepperdine
Phillip…Rupert Vansittart
Various roles...Kiell Smith-Bynoe

Producer: Julia McKenzie

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


SAT 05:30 Michael Frayn's Magic Mobile (m000j2rl)
Episode 1

Michael Frayn’s comic universe at the touch of a button. Directed by long-time Frayn-collaborator Martin Jarvis. A glittering cast includes David Suchet, Susannah Fielding, Joanna Lumley, Alfred Molina, Adam Godley, Jared Harris, Martin Jarvis and Roger Allam.

"The electronic device so simple even an adult can use it." Half-an-hour of brand new monologues and dialogues, brought to you by the makers of Matchbox Theatre and Pocket Playhouse.

Ever imagined God being interviewed on Desert Island Discs? Or worrying about his image? How does the pharmaceutical industry name its newest drugs? Could shopping for teabags become a political decision? Might Shakespeare be considered an adequate co-writer?

It's all here, and more, in Michael Frayn’s magical entertainment system. No passwords needed to enter.

CAST:
David Suchet, Susannah Fielding, Joanna Lumley, Alfred Molina, Jared Harris, Adam Godley, Martin Jarvis, Roger Allam, Nigel Anthony, Anna-Louise Plowman, Moira Quirk, Matthew Wolf

Writer: Michael Frayn
Producer: Rosalind Ayres
Director: Martin Jarvis
A Jarvis & Ayres production for BBC Radio 4


SAT 06:00 Hercule Poirot (b007qmt9)
The ABC Murders

The arrival of an anonymous note warns Hercule Poirot to look out for Andover on the 21st of the month.

Signed "Yours A.B.C.", it sparks one of the Belgian sleuth's most disturbing cases.

As the body count starts stacking up - who is ABC?

Agatha Christie's whodunit stars John Moffatt as Poirot.

From the novel published in 1936 and dramatised by Michael Bakewell.

Hercule Poirot …. John Moffatt
Captain Hastings …. Simon Williams
Chief Inspector Japp …. Philip Jackson
Inspector Crome …. Tom George
Franklin Clarke …. John Rye
Lady Clarke …. Jane Wenham
A.B. Cust …. Ioan Meredith
Mary Drower …. Gemma Saunders
Megan Barnard …. Beth Chalmers
Donald Fraser …. Christopher Kelham
Thora Grey …. Lucy Paterson
Marjorie Stroud …. Zeina Harding-Roots
Police Sergeant …. Tim Treloar

Director: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2000.


SAT 07:30 Great Lives (b08mb1g4)
Series 42

Ermonela Jaho on Mother Teresa

Since her death in 1997, it's been fashionable in some quarters to decry the work of Mother Teresa among India's poor.

Fellow Albanian - opera singer, Ermonela Jaho, offers an alternative view of the nun who dedicated her life to running homes in Calcutta and later around the world, providing food, shelter and care for the poor and dispossessed.

Despite her hard-line views on abortion and despite criticism over her dealings with some of the most brutal regimes, Mother Teresa was purely a force for good, argues Ermonela Jaho.

Presented by Matthew Parris - with biographer, Anne Sebba.

Producer: Maggie Ayre

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2017.


SAT 08:00 Whispers (b00bzrmj)
Series 2

Episode 2

What is the real truth about Alexander Graham Bell, Walt Disney and Lord Lucan?

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

Lynne Truss and Michele Brown 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.


SAT 08:30 Smelling of Roses (b00qh0ls)
Series 2

Party Party

Rosie and the team are asked to launch a new political party for people over 60.

Sadly its leader doesn't quite get to launch his manifesto...

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
Sir Geoffrrey ...... Ben Aris
Anthea ...... Felicity Goodson
Robert ...... Simon Trinder

Producer: Maria Esposito

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2001.


SAT 09:00 Mark Billingham's Rule Book of Crime (b01r19jd)
Best-selling crime writer Mark Billingham has always been obsessed with the creative criminal minds of the past.

Over three hours, Mark sets out to detect the clues dropped in the BBC archives, as he brings a flavour of the magic of his favourite crime writers:

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Dame Agatha Christie
Raymond Chandler
PD James
Henning Mankell

Clues that reveal why their sleuthing creations - Sherlock Holmes, Miss Marple, Philip Marlowe, Adam Dalgliesh and Kurt Wallander - are so enduring.

Having created his own flawed crime fighter, Detective Inspector Tom Thorne, Mark’s wrestled with the thorny issue of inventing a distinctive new voice amongst a myriad of detecting greats. What’s more important, devious plotting or debauched heroes, a killer in plain sight or rug-pulling twists?

In plundering the archive for answers, Mark has uncovered a hidden BBC radio detecting gem. Debuting in the late 1970s and running for a few seasons into the 1980s, it starred an actor who could be a lead in TV classic Cathy Come Home and voice an iconic children’s cartoon. It was penned by a writer that worked on TV police dramas Z Cars and Softly Softly.

All is revealed in Mark Billingham’s Rule Book of Crime.

Producer: Peter McHugh

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra and first broadcast in March 2013.


SAT 12:00 We've Been Here Before (b007r3dd)
Series 1

Episode 1

Clive Anderson hosts the panel show that pokes fun at events of the past.

Gyles Brandreth and Jimmy Carr battle it out against John O'Farrell and David Quantick.

Producer: Adam Bromley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2003.


SAT 12:30 Rum Bunch (b08nqkrp)
World's End on Sea

Justin Edwards, Mel Giedroyc and Dave Mounfield have been invited by the Mayor of seaside town World's End on Sea to perform a hair raising tribute to Houdini.

Justin has invited the "nicest woman in showbiz", Rebecca Front, to join them. Little does he know of the history between Mel and Rebecca, dating back to an appearance they both made on Celebrity Supermarket Sweep.

It turns out that Justin also doesn't know much about Houdini - believing him to be an Italian woman. Luckily Dave, fearing the show may be a disaster causing him to miss out on the free lighter promised by the Mayor, is on hand to rewrite the play.

Mel persuades Rebecca to perform a radio first, a recreation of one of Houdini's most daring stunts. But will the truth of what really happened on Supermarket Sweep ever be revealed? Will the show restore the fortunes of the once fashionable seaside town? Will Dave get his free lighter?

The Rum Bunch is Justin Edwards (The Consultants, The Odd Half Hour, Newsjack, Sorry I've Got No Head, The Thick of It), Mel Giedroyc (Mel and Sue, Bake Off, Let It Shine) and Dave Mounfield (Count Arthur Strong, This Is Jinsy).

The house band is Jason Hazeley and David Reed - The Penny Dreadfuls.

Produced by Jim North
A Top Dog production for BBC Radio 4.


SAT 13:00 Archive on 4 (b09drhhm)
The Pound in Your Pocket

Fifty years after it happened, Frances Cairncross looks back at the story of the Devaluation crisis of 1967.

It was one of the iconic phrases that will always be associated with Harold Wilson's premiership: in a TV broadcast, a day after his government had decided to reduce the value of the pound sterling by just over 14 percent against the dollar, Wilson assured the nation that, nevertheless, "the pound in your pocket" was still worth the same.

As a young journalist, Frances Cairncross covered the story - her father, Sir Alec Cairncross, was a senior Treasury official closely involved in the discussions before and the consequences following the November 18th move. He wrote in his diary "at 10.35, I saw the TV screen show a £1 note with DEVALUED printed across it..."

With:

Peter Jay
William Davis
William Keegan
David Walker
Robin Butler
Professors Robert Neild
Kathleen Burk

Featuring readings from Alec Cairncross's diary of the period.

Producer: Simon Elmes

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2017.


SAT 14:00 Innes Own World (b0170r0p)
Episode 1

Famed for The Rutles and The Bonzo Dog Band, Neil Innes ruminates wryly on the nature of civilisation.

An opportunity to climb inside Neil Innes's head to find songs, atmospheric musings and some very irritating commercial breaks.

Script Editor: John Dowie

Producer: Claire Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2003.


SAT 14:30 Sara Pascoe: The Modern Monkey (b09v3fdy)
Series 1

Charity

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

In a lecture combined with her stand up, Sara Pascoe investigates - Charity

After some of the less pleasant aspects of humans in previous episodes, this show is all about the positive.

There are lots of examples of altruistic behaviour and feats of generosity - the social traits of our species are at the root of why we're so successful. But it's complicated.

Can we find compassion for each other when we're doing the wrong things for the right reasons?

Recorded on location at The Foundling Museum in London.

Written by and starring Sara Pascoe

Producer: Alexandra Smith

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


SAT 15:00 Will Smith's Midlife Crisis Management (b00g0536)
Episode 1

Even though he’s always felt middle-aged, Will is going through a mid-life crisis at the age of 35.

Luckily his godfather Peter is on hand to help him through this period of doubt. Peter invites George, a Tory MP, to help Will speak his mind.

Starring Will Smith

Comedy by Will Smith and Roger Drew.

Peter …… Roger Allam
George …… Geoffrey Whitehead

With:

Jill Cardo
Gunnar Cauthery
Roger Drew
Donnla Hughes
Dan Starkey
Malcolm Tierney
Robert Lonsdale

Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2008.


SAT 15:30 Ross Noble Goes Global (b007jvrg)
Series 1

Budapest and Warsaw

Kicking off his comedy travelogues in the capital of Hungary, the stand-up comic then takes the train to Poland.

Ross entertains the locals with his unique brand of stand-up

He also chats to the Mayor of Warsaw about furry hats, uncovers the truth about suicidal Hungarian monks and even shares a curry with Poland's only comedian...

Producer: Danny Wallace

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2001.


SAT 16:00 Hercule Poirot (b007qmt9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 Great Lives (b08mb1g4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SAT 18:00 Yevgeny Zamyatin - We (b0076l5v)
2. Infatuation

OneState engineer D-503 gets increasingly infatuated by the beautiful 1-330, though he harbours suspicions.

The key to his fate seems to lie in the hands of the mysterious S - but who is S?

Will his fascination lead him to love or revolution?

Starring Anton Lesser, Don Warrington and Brigit Forsyth.

The conclusion of the first great dystopian novel of the 20th century, written in secret in early Soviet Russia by Yevgeni Zamyatin.

D-503 ...... Anton Lesser
R-13 ...... Don Warrington
U ...... Brigit Forsyth
1-330 ...... Joanna Riding
0-90 ...... Julia Rounthwaite
Benefactor ...... Russell Dixon
Tannoy ...... Emma Clarke
Babushka ...... Judith Davis
S ...... Patrick Bridgman
2nd Engineer ...... Paul Viragh

Dramatised by Sean O'Brien.

Director: Jim Poyser

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2004.


SAT 19:00 Mark Billingham's Rule Book of Crime (b01r19jd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 Ross Noble Goes Global (b007jvs3)
Series 1

China

Ross Noble continues his comedy travelogues on the east coast of China, in the bustling city of Shanghai

He entertains the locals with his unique brand of stand-up

Plus, he marvels at the wonders of a thousand pensioners in a park.

Producer: Danny Wallace

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2001.


SAT 22:30 Chain Reaction (b05mtcjp)
Series 10

Sharon Horgan talks to Dennis Kelly

Creator, writer and star of BBC's BAFTA nominated sitcom Pulling, and winner of the British Comedy award for best actress, Sharon Horgan.

talks to

BAFTA nominated and Tony Award-winning writer Dennis Kelly- creator of shows as varied as "Pulling," "Utopia," and "Matilda the Musical."

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 The Lawrence Sweeney Mix (b008vbbw)
Series 1

Episode 1

No script and making it up as they go along!

Faced with a live studio audience and a couple of microphones - masters of improv, Josie Lawrence and Jim Sweeney create sketches from shouted out suggestions.

Producer: Dawn Ellis

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2007.


SAT 23:30 Armstrong and Miller (b00t5x2s)
Episode 3

Australian lifestyle, and a Euro rock band.

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

With:

Samuel West
Tony Gardine

Written by Ben Miller and Alexander Armstrong.

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1998.


SAT 23:45 The Pin (b07vs3n6)
Series 2

Record

The Pin are out to achieve a very rare record... a radio first.

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 22 AUGUST 2021

SUN 00:00 Yevgeny Zamyatin - We (b0076l5v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 Archive on 4 (b09drhhm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:00 Innes Own World (b0170r0p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:30 Sara Pascoe: The Modern Monkey (b09v3fdy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Saturday]


SUN 03:00 Will Smith's Midlife Crisis Management (b00g0536)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:00 on Saturday]


SUN 03:30 Ross Noble Goes Global (b007jvrg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:30 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 Hercule Poirot (b007qmt9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 Great Lives (b08mb1g4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 Golden Hill by Francis Spufford (Omnibus) (b08s2zzh)
Episode 2

Detained in the New York debtors prison, Smith writes to his father and reflects on his experiences so far.

His cellmate is a more immediate cause for concern.

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 read by Jamie Parker.

Omnibus of the last five of ten episodes.

Abridged by Isobel Creed and Jill Waters

Producer: Jill Waters

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


SUN 07:10 Inheritance Tracks (b07cc7md)
Melanie C

Sporty former Spice Girl Melanie C chooses Stevie Wonder's 'I Wish' and 'Eternal Flame' by Bangles.


SUN 07:20 Jane Austen (b0868bq6)
Northanger Abbey (Omnibus)

Episode 1

Catherine Morland is taken to Bath for the season and finds that in her fertile imagination danger lurks round every corner.

First published in 1817, Jane Austen's satire pokes fun at the popular sensationalist fiction of the day.

Omnibus of the first five of ten parts dramatised by Hattie Naylor

Catherine ..... Georgia Groome
Henry ..... Luke Thompson
Mrs Allen ..... Tracy Wiles
Mr Allen ..... Kim Wall
Isabella ..... Ainsley Howard
Mrs Morland ..... Alison Belbin
Mr Morland ..... John Bowler
Mrs Thorpe ..... Karen Bartke
The Book ..... Miriam Margolyes

Director: Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2016.


SUN 08:30 Doctor at Large (b009364g)
The SS Lotus

Simon Sparrow soon realises that life as a ship's doctor is far from plain sailing.

Starring Richard Briers.

The misadventures of newly qualified doctor, Simon Sparrow.

Adapted for radio by Ray Cooney from Richard Gordon's 'Doctor at Large' published in 1955.

Simon Sparrow …. Richard Briers
Sir Lancelot Spratt …. Geoffrey Sumner
Jock Hornby …. Ray Cooney
Taffy Evans …. Edward Cast
Easter …. Peter Jones

Producer: David Hatch

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1969.


SUN 09:00 Not in Front of the Children (b08f0q27)
Series 2

A Slight Case of Baptism

The new baby is set to be christened in Jennifer's mother's church, and today is the day...

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
Mother …. Fanny Rowe
Mary …. Charlotte Mitchell
Trudi …. Roberta Tovey
Amanda …. Jill Riddick
Robin …. Hugo Keith-Johnston
Rev Chubb …. Kevin Brennan

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 2 in October 1970.


SUN 09:30 The Wilsons Save the World (m000360d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 05:00 on Saturday]


SUN 10:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m000yykp)
Poets

Lemn Sissay

From Henryk Gorecki to Prince.

Poet Lemn Sissay shares his castaway choices with Kirsty Young.

As a poet, writer and playwright, much of his work tells the story of his search for his birth parents. Born to a young Ethiopian woman who wanted him temporarily fostered while she completed her studies, he was with a family until he was 12. He would spend the next five years in a number of children's homes where he began to write. On leaving care at 17, he self-published his first book of poetry while on the dole.

Several poetry collections, plays and programmes for radio and TV followed and his work has taken him around the world.

Lemn was the first poet to be commissioned to write for the 2012 London Olympics and his success has also brought him two doctorates and an MBE for services to literature.

He is currently Chancellor of the University of Manchester. He takes writers' workshops for care-leavers and set up Culture World, the first black writers' workshop.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2015.


SUN 10:45 Multi Story Shorts (m000yykt)
Becoming Mum

Sometimes a chance encounter take your life in a completely unexpected direction.

Emilie Larter was 22 years old and volunteering for a children's charity in Uganda when she met five day old Adam - and formed an emotional bond she couldn't shake.

This story first appeared on the BBC podcast, Multi Story - presented and produced by Becca Bryers, and featuring Toni McDonald from BBC Hereford and Worcester.


SUN 11:00 The Moth Radio Hour (m000yyky)
A Bust, a Candy Bar, and Chad Everett

True stories told live in the USA: Jenifer Hixson introduces tales of responsibility and obsession.

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

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

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

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

First heard on PRX in February 2019.


SUN 11:50 Inheritance Tracks (b07cc7md)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:10 today]


SUN 12:00 Poetry Extra (m000yyl2)
The Echo Chamber - Wendy Cope and Lachlan Mackinnon

Daljit Nagra revisits the BBC's poetry archive and selects The Echo Chamber - featuring married poets Wendy Cope and Lachlan Mackinnon.

Paul Farley hears poems from Wendy Cope and Lachlan Mackinnon at their home in Ely. Since 'Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis', her first collection, was published in 1986, Wendy Cope has been among the most popular of poets in Britain and her poems have lent ideas to the national imagination. Her husband, Lachlan Mackinnon, has published four highly regarded collections too and is a great poet of love and loss as well as being as funny as his wife.

Producer: Tim Dee

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2015.


SUN 12:30 John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme (b09m1663)
Series 7

Episode 3

Hear the best sound in all of music, and someone asking for a massive favour.

There's also an inaccurate sketch, but that's alright because John issues a correction and, well, since you ask him a very direct question...

John Finnemore presents another half hour of his award-winning sketch show..

Written by and starring John Finnemore.

With:

Margaret Cabourn-Smith
Simon Kane
Lawry Lewin
Carrie Quinlan

Cellist: Sally Stares

Producer: Ed Morrish

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


SUN 13:00 Animal Farm by George Orwell (m000yyl6)
George Orwell's landmark allegory about hypocrisy and corruption of power.

The iconic story of a pig-led revolution, and its eventual betrayal, was intended as a seering critique of Russian Communism. However, the book continued to be seen as a pertinent satire throughout the latter half of the 20th century and beyond.

This stirring reading is part of the BBC's Classic Novels series of unabridged audiobooks - join Napolean, Boxer and the rest of the animals in a rousing chant of "Four legs good, two legs bad"

Read by Roger Ringrose.

Producer: Ciaran Bermingham


SUN 16:30 In Our Time - Animal Farm (b07wgkz4)
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Animal Farm, which Eric Blair published under his pen name George Orwell in 1945.

A biting critique of totalitarianism, particularly Stalinism, the essay sprung from Orwell's experiences fighting Fascists in Spain: he thought that all on the left were on the same side, until the dominant Communists violently suppressed the Anarchists and Trotskyists, and Orwell had to escape to France to avoid arrest.

Setting his satire in an English farm, Orwell drew on the Russian Revolution of 1917, on Stalin's cult of personality and the purges. The leaders on Animal Farm are pigs, the secret police are attack dogs, the supporters who drown out debate with "four legs good, two legs bad" are sheep.

At first, London publishers did not want to touch Orwell's work out of sympathy for the USSR, an ally of Britain in the Second World War, but the Cold War gave it a new audience and Animal Farm became a commercial as well as a critical success.

Featuring:

Steven Connor - Grace 2 Professor of English at the University of Cambridge

Mary Vincent - Professor of Modern European History at the University of Sheffield

Robert Colls - Professor of Cultural History at De Montfort University

Producer: Simon Tillotson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2016.


SUN 17:00 Poetry Extra (m000yyl2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 today]


SUN 17:30 John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme (b09m1663)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 today]


SUN 18:00 Jonathan Hall - The Midnight House (b0076xfv)
Fact and fiction collide in Jonathan Hall's period ghost story.

Set in the Welsh tin quarries that housed the nation's treasures during the Second World War.

Ian Hanson ...... Roger Morlidge
Ruth Paget ...... Caroline John
Nigel Collins ...... James Nickerson

Specially commissioned music: Christopher Madin.

Director Polly Thomas.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2006.


SUN 18:45 Get Carter: The Bloody Chamber (b0bktw5y)
The Tiger's Bride

A father loses his daughter to the Beast in a game of cards. In his ruined palazzo, her new master asks her to disrobe.

When she refuses, he reveals his own true nature - the beast beneath the mask. But she discovers he is far more frightened of her than she is of him.

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

Beauty …. Hannah Genesius
Valet …. Jonathan Tafler
Father …. Ariyon Bakare
Clockwork Doll …. 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 orgiastic mash-up of beasts, shape-shifters and ghouls, Carter’s 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.

Dramatised by Olivia Hetreed.

Director: Fiona McAlpine

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


SUN 19:00 The Moth Radio Hour (m000yyky)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 19:50 Inheritance Tracks (b07cc7md)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:10 today]


SUN 20:00 Edith Wharton - Madame de Treymes (b0089brw)
John Durham's fight for the woman he loves sparks a confrontation with a powerful and devious French family.

Anna Massey stars in Edith Wharton’s novella first published in 1907.

Dramatised by John Peacock.

Christiane de Treymes ...... Anna Massey
John Durham ...... Philip Voss
Narrator ...... Valerie Sarruf
Fanny ...... Gwen Humble
Mrs Humble ...... Auriol Smith
Nanny ...... Jane Whittenshaw
Katey ...... Tara Dominick
Bessie Boykin ...... Elizabeth Kelly
Elmer Boykin ...... James Greene

Director: Jane Morgan

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1990.


SUN 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m000yykp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


SUN 21:45 Multi Story Shorts (m000yykt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today]


SUN 22:00 John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme (b09m1663)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 today]


SUN 22:30 Sisters (b08wn2jr)
Series 2

Blackout

Susan and Fiona are grown up sisters who live together. But that's all they have in common.

Written by Susan Calman.

Their flat is plunged into darkness from a power cut. Next door neighbour and token family member, Blake doesn't provide the necessary support as he’s preoccupied with selling something special online.

As the darkness continues, fear of intruders and speculation about paranormal activity take hold and all three descend into a world of paranoia and mutual suspicion. It's a situation exacerbated by the fact that Susan is harbouring a stray cat and is very keen that Fiona doesn't discover this - especially as Fiona is violently allergic to pets of any description

Susan ...... Susan Calman
Fiona ...... Ashley Jensen
Blake ...... Nick Helm

Producer Paul Schlesinger

A Hat Trick production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in July 2017.


SUN 23:00 Josh Howie's Losing It (b07v0hnp)
Series 1

The Route

Josh and his wife Monique attend their first NCT class where he typically manages to fall out with almost everyone.

Sitcom in which stand-up comic Josh comes to terms with the impending birth of his first child.

Starring Josh Howie and Pippa Evans.

Written by Josh Howie.

With:

Jenny Bede
Stephen Hagan
Caroline Mabey
Debra Tammer
Wendy Wason.

Producer: Ashley Blaker

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


SUN 23:30 Life: An Idiot's Guide (b01pw39f)
Series 2

Role Models

Who are our role models?

What does it mean to be a role model?

And whose parents make someone impersonate Trevor McDonald around the house?

Stephen K Amos returns to investigate a series of themes with guest stand-ups and the hilarious audience interaction that he's become famous for.

With:

Gráinne Maguire
James Acaster
Sarah Kendall

Additional material written by Christine Rose, Tom Neenan and Hugh Sington.

Producer: Colin Anderson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2013.



MONDAY 23 AUGUST 2021

MON 00:00 Jonathan Hall - The Midnight House (b0076xfv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 00:45 Get Carter: The Bloody Chamber (b0bktw5y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:45 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 Animal Farm by George Orwell (m000yyl6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Sunday]


MON 04:30 In Our Time - Animal Farm (b07wgkz4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:30 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Poetry Extra (m000yyl2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme (b09m1663)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 The House (m000z0b0)
Series 1

8. Grave Secrets

Cabinet ministers certainly don't want the Opposition to expose the fact that there is a spy in their midst.

But will Intelligence succeed in getting to the truth first?

Starring Julian Glover and Timothy West.

Conclusion of the political thriller serial by Christopher Lee.

Charles Bannister ....Julian Glover
Dougal Baxter .... Timothy West
Mary Bannister .... Sarah Badel
Denis Wigton .... David Ryall
Henrv Colville .... Christopher Benjamin
Rose .... Sheila Reid
Polly Bannister .... Ruth Gemmell
Speaker .... David McAlister
Nick Beresford .... Rupert Baker
Barber/Flunkey .... Christopher Scott
Leader of the House ....Michael Kilgarriff

Other parts played by:

Ken Cumberlidge
Ian Targett
David Goudge
John Bull
David King
Charles Simpson
Brian Miller
Danny Schiller

Producer: Pete Atkin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1989.


MON 06:30 Inspector Purbright - Charity Ends at Home (b007jtd5)
Episode 4

Alibis are examined as Inspector Purbright's probe into the murder of Mrs Palgrove makes life uncomfortable for her husband.

John Rowe stars in Colin Watson's Flaxborough Chronicle set in East Anglia.

Dramatised by Christopher Denys.

Inspector Purbright …… John Rowe
Love …… Paul Downing
Dr Fergusson …… Russell Dixon
Lucilla Teatime …… Ann Rye
Mortimer Hive …… Geoffrey Banks
Helen …… Kathryn Hunt
Palgrove …… Robin Polley
Chubb …… Graham Roberts

Producer: Tony Cliff

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1992.


MON 07:00 Tim FitzHigham: The Gambler (b05r3z49)
Series 2

Episode 4

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

Produced by Joe Nunnery.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2015.


MON 07:30 The Unbelievable Truth (m000ytph)
Series 26

Episode 4

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

Holly Walsh, Henning Wehn, Zoe Lyons, and Richard Osman are the panellists obliged to talk with deliberate inaccuracy on subjects as varied as insects, words, parties and supermarkets.

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


MON 08:00 Steptoe and Son (b007jnjq)
Series 6

Loathe Story

Sleepwalking Harold gives dad Albert a fright.

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
Psychiatrist ...... Graham Stark
Bunty ...... Jo Manning Wilson
Mrs Kennington-Stroud ...... Margot Boyd

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

Producer: Bobby Jaye

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 2 in February 1976.


MON 08:30 The Wordsmiths at Gorsemere (b007jskt)
Series 2

26 September 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 perturbed by de Quinine's enthusiasm. Stinking Iris is in an interesting condition.

There is a reconciliation. And Sir Walter Spott is expected...

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

Music by Stephen Oliver and performed by Cantabile.

Producer: Jonathan James-Moore

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1987.


MON 09:00 It's Your Round (b00yjs4p)
Series 1

Episode 1

It's the comedy panel show with no format!

Let battle commence in the games each brought along by the panellists:

Rufus Hound
Miles Jupp
Sara Pascoe
Adam Hills

Stand by for "Them Next Door", "What Does My Dad Know?", "Come To Romford!" and "Newspaper Headline or Cryptic Crossword Clue".

All are untried, untested and unpredictable so it could all end in disaster.

Angus Deayton valiantly tries to keep the show together.

Written by: Angus Deayton, Ged Parsons and Paul Powell

Devised by Benjamin Partridge.

Producer: Sam Michell.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2011.


MON 09:30 Lip Service (m000z0b2)
Episode 1

Cough-a-long-a-Bronte, great knitting patterns of the French Revolution, and a rat in the studio.

Sketches and songs starring Maggie Fox and Sue Ryding plus a whole host of relatives.

With:

Malcolm Raeburn
Denise Coffey
Andrew Dodge

Producer: Lissa Evans.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1992.


MON 10:00 The Great Scott (b0495nlb)
Series 2

Redgauntlet

Sir Walter Scott's novel freely adapted by Robin Brooks - now set in the year 2035, in a fictional future Scotland.

Starring David Tennant.

Alan Fairford is destined to become a lawyer but is distracted from his studies by the sudden disappearance of his best friend Danny Latimer.

Danny's absence seems to be connected with the sudden appearance of Stuart Galloway - aka Redgauntlet - who has business with Alan's father, Alexander.

But who is Redgauntlet? And what is his mission?

Alan Fairford sets out to find out the answers and hopefully to rescue his friend.

Walter Scott ...... David Tennant
Alan Fairford ...... Jacob Fortune-Lloyd
Alexander ...... Clive Russell
Peter Peebles ...... Christian Rodska
Lily Galloway ...... Olivia Morgan
Stewart Galloway ...... Forbes Masson
Roller Hopkins ...... Robert Hudson
Findlay ...... Robert Hudson
Workman ...... Robert Hudson
Nanty Ewart ...... Simon Greenall
Cozen ...... Simon Greenall
Regina Crosbie ...... Allison McKenzie
OS Voice ...... Allison McKenzie
Danny Latimer ...... Paul Ready
James ...... Paul Ready
Nixon ...... Paul Ready

Produced and directed by Clive Brill.

A Brill production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in July 2014.


MON 11:00 TED Radio Hour (m000z0b5)
Series 8

Making Amends

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

Manoush Zomorodi explores what makes a true apology? How does making amends for past mistakes influence our future?

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


MON 11:50 Inheritance Tracks (m000z0b7)
George The Poet

The poet and podcaster chooses 'And the Beat Goes On' by The Whispers and 'Collateral Damage' by Burna Boy.


MON 12:00 Steptoe and Son (b007jnjq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 The Wordsmiths at Gorsemere (b007jskt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 The House (m000z0b0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 Inspector Purbright - Charity Ends at Home (b007jtd5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 Keeping On Keeping On by Alan Bennett (b07zyg5p)
2005

Alan Bennett reads extracts from his diaries.

Following on from Alan Bennett's bestselling, award-winning prose collections 'Writing Home' and 'Untold Stories', 'Keeping On Keeping On' is the third anthology to feature his unique observations, recollections and reminiscences.

In these entries, covering the years 2005 to 2014, Bennett looks back on a packed decade that included writing four highly-acclaimed plays – 'The Habit of Art', ‘People’, ‘Hymn’ and ‘Cocktail Sticks’, all of which premiered at the National Theatre – as well as the screenplays for the hit films of ‘The History Boys’ and ‘’The Lady in the Van’.

In addition, he reflects on his 25 years of friendship and collaboration with director Nicholas Hytner, life with his partner Rupert Thomas and, radical views notwithstanding, his status as ‘kindly, cosy and essentially harmless’ – a view which these diaries do their best to disprove.

Today, Alan’s play 'The History Boys' has its last production at the National Theatre and he laments the many abandoned pieces he has written.

Abridged and produced by Gordon House.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2016.


MON 14:15 Jane Austen (b085t3f6)
Northanger Abbey

Episode 6

Henry Tilney enraptures Catherine with his tall tales of the gothic mysteries of his home Northanger Abbey but it's not long before Catherine begins to suspect there may be an element of truth in them.
Jane Austen's satire pokes fun at the popular sensationalist fiction of the day.

Catherine ..... Georgia Groome
John ..... Stephen Wight
Isabella ..... Ainsley Howard
Mrs Allen ..... Tracey Wiles
Mr Allen ..... Kim Wall
Henry ..... Luke Thompson
James ..... Finlay Robertson
The Book ..... Miriam Margolyes

Directed by Sally Avens

Jane Austen
Dramatised by Hattie Naylor


MON 14:30 Masterpiece - Animal Farm (m000z0b9)
Orwell was ‘trying to make political writing into an art’. A look at his life and how successfully he achieved this with his satirical novel ‘Animal Farm’ which has been translated into 85 languages so far. Zimbabwean journalist Geoffrey Nyarota talks about serialising it in ‘the Daily News’.

First broadcast on BBC World Service in 2003


MON 14:50 Inheritance Tracks (m000z0b7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:50 today]


MON 15:00 The Great Scott (b0495nlb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 It's Your Round (b00yjs4p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 16:30 Lip Service (m000z0b2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


MON 17:00 Tim FitzHigham: The Gambler (b05r3z49)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 17:30 The Unbelievable Truth (m000ytph)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 18:00 Alex Garland - The Coma (b007jtvm)
1. Attacked

A young man, Carl, is beaten up on a train late one night. As he falls into a coma, we travel with him on his journey through the bizarre world of his subconscious as he struggles to wake up.

Tom Goodman-Hill reads Alex Garland's surreal fantasy exploring the lucid, but powerless workings of the mind of a coma patient. This surreal fantasy play tricks on both the story's protagonist and the listener.

Alex Garland is the bestselling author of cult classic, The Beach. He also wrote the screenplay for the zombie hit, 28 Days Later, plus Sunshine, Never Let Me Go and Dredd.

Producer: Gemma Jenkins

Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in 2004.


MON 18:30 A Good Read (b01ng831)
Justin Webb and Frances Fyfield

Journalist and broadcaster Justin Webb and novelist Frances Fyfield tell Harriett Gilbert about the books they love.

Justin Webb's choice: Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner
Publisher: Penguin

Frances Fyfields's choice: Stone's Fall by Iain Pears
Publisher: Vintage Books

Harriett Gilbert's choice: Seeking Whom He May Devour by Fred Vargas
Publisher: Random House

Producer: Beth O'Dea

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2012.


MON 19:00 Steptoe and Son (b007jnjq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 The Wordsmiths at Gorsemere (b007jskt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 The House (m000z0b0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 Inspector Purbright - Charity Ends at Home (b007jtd5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 TED Radio Hour (m000z0b5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:50 Inheritance Tracks (m000z0b7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:50 today]


MON 22:00 The Unbelievable Truth (m000ytph)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 Will Smith's Midlife Crisis Management (b00g3dcp)
Episode 2

Comedy series in which comedian Will Smith seeks help and advice - primarily from his godfather Peter - on coping with the onset of middle age. Peter invites Fashion presenter Kathy to help Will dress better.

With Roger Allam, Morwenna Banks, Janice Acquah, Jill Cardo, Gunnar Cauthery, Lobo Chan, Donnla Hughes, Dan Starkey, Tom Wu.

Produced by Tilusha Ghelani

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2008.


MON 23:00 Party's Over (m000yvb0)
Series 1

The Great Outdoors

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

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

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

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

This week Henry's protection officer, Jones takes him on an ill-advised survival weekend in "the jungle".

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

Written by Paul Doolan and Jon Hunter

Produced by Richard Morris and Simon Nicholls
Production co-ordinator: Caroline Barlow

A BBC Studios Production


MON 23:30 Recorded for Training Purposes (b00h8x2m)
Series 3

Episode 5

Sketch show about modern communication and contemporary obsessions. With Ben Willbond and Rachel Atkins. From February 2009.



TUESDAY 24 AUGUST 2021

TUE 00:00 Alex Garland - The Coma (b007jtvm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 A Good Read (b01ng831)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 The House (m000z0b0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 Inspector Purbright - Charity Ends at Home (b007jtd5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 Keeping On Keeping On by Alan Bennett (b07zyg5p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:15 Jane Austen (b085t3f6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 Masterpiece - Animal Farm (m000z0b9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:50 Inheritance Tracks (m000z0b7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:50 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 The Great Scott (b0495nlb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 It's Your Round (b00yjs4p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:30 Lip Service (m000z0b2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 Tim FitzHigham: The Gambler (b05r3z49)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 The Unbelievable Truth (m000ytph)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 Mark Tavener - High Table, Lower Orders (b00h8qls)
Series 2

Episode 1

College is battling against ever present finance savings and Simon finds himself bereft of a job.

Could this be the perfect opportunity for Gilbert to furnish the college with a more popular course and upset the Dean in the process?

Series two of Mark Tavener's comedy thriller set in a Cambridge College riven by arguments between traditionalists and modernisers.

CAST:

Gilbert …. Geoffrey Palmer
Simon …. Samuel West
Zoe …. Sharon Small
Bernard …. Jonathan Coy
The Dean …. Michael Maloney
Jane …. Tracey Wiles
Jim …. Stephen Hogan
and David Bannerman

Producer: Dawn Ellis

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2006.


TUE 06:30 Inspector Purbright - Charity Ends at Home (b007jtdj)
Episode 5

As suspicions over Palgrove grow, Inspector Purbright calls on his old friend Lucilla Teatime.

One of Colin Watson's Flaxborough Chronicles dramatised by Christopher Denys in 6 parts.

Stars John Rowe as Inspector Purbright, Paul Downing as Love, Russell Dixon as Dr Fergusson, Ann Rye as Lucilla Teatime, Geoffrey Banks as Mortimer Hive, Kathryn Hunt as Helen and Robin Polley as Sgt Malley.

Producer: Tony Cliff

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1992.


TUE 07:00 The Tim Vine Chat Show (b0bfydgm)
Summer Extra Special 2018

Recorded at the famous Pavilion Theatre on Cromer Pier, Tim Vine brings his own brand of sunshine to the radio with the "SummerTim Special" of his acclaimed Chat Show. Seaside one-liners and songs abound as Tim rolls up his trousers, has a paddle and talks at crossed porpoises with the people of Norfolk.

Broadcast includes a man with an interesting collecting hobby and a song about a metronome.

Producer: Richard Morris

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2018.


TUE 07:30 Darren Harriott - Red Label (m000ysvk)
Part 1

Stand-up comedian Darren Harriott examines why he's in his thirties and has never been in love, and the perils of modern dating.

Having previously examined gangs, family and being a bouncer, Darren realised that he is in his early thirties and he's never been in love. But why can that be? Is it him, or is there more to it?

In this episode, Darren looks for answers by looking at his youth, and the relationships he grew up around. Be it his family, the characters on TV, or the early 90s RnB in his record collection; all these portrayals of love have shaped the relationships he's had.

Written and Performed by Darren Harriott
Therapist played by Mali Ann Rees
Producer: Gwyn Rhys Davies
Production Co-ordinator: Caroline Barlow
Sound Editor: Marc Willcox

A BBC Studios Production


TUE 08:00 The Goon Show (b007jr24)
Tales of Men's Shirts

It is 1942, and Neddie Seagoon must stop the Germans' secret weapon. Stars Spike Milligan and Peter Sellers. From December 1959.


TUE 08:30 Winston (b007ylvk)
Winston in Love

Taking Tea With Roland

Nancy wants her new man to meet the family but will old rogue Winston sabotage the event?

Peter Tinniswood's bawdy comedy serial.

CAST:

Winston …. Bill Wallis
Father …. Maurice Denham
Nancy …. Shirley Dixon
Rosie …. Liz Goulding
William .… Christian Rodska

Director: Shaun MacLoughlin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1991.


TUE 09:00 Party's Over (m000yvb0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:30 The Brothers (b00p6b1t)
Series 2

Episode 5

Oonagh makes a discovery and Nigel is at last pushed to the brink.

A comedy series about the dysfunctional Burbage siblings.

CAST:

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

Written by Caroline and David Stafford.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2005.


TUE 10:00 The Great Scott (b063yqqs)
Series 3

Heart of Midlothian

"She wouldn’t lie in court to save her sister’s life - so she had to find another way. "Mike Harris’ fast paced adaptation of Walter Scott’s most gripping, most contemporary novel.

‘Heart of Midlothian’ begins with a trial for child murder, and then never lets the tension drop with disguises, thwarted love, hazardous journeys, kidnappings, riots, rescues - and a shy, retiring, heroine who will stop at nothing to undo the terrible damage her virtue has done.

Cast:
Jenny Dean..........................Joanne Cummins
Reuben Butler......................Brian Ferguson
George Staunton /
Defending Council................Mark Bonnar
Meg Murdockson /
Queen Caroline....................Caroline Guthrie
Madge Wildfire.....................Lynsey-Anne Moffat
Dumbiedykes.......................Christian Rodska
The Magistrate.....................Hugh Ross
Duke of Argylle.....................Forbes Masson
Effy Dean /
King’s Mistress.....................Alice Simone

with David Tennant as Sir Walter Scott

Adapted for radio by Mike Harris

Produced and Directed by Clive Brill
A Brill production for BBC Radio 4


TUE 11:00 Archive on 4 (b09vx0db)
Disinformation: A User's Guide

What if there was never a 'Truth' era before 'Post-Truth'?

Phil Tinline mines the archives to trace the story of 'disinformation' - navigating the slippery history of such incidents as the Zinoviev Letter, the Reichstag Fire, the Moscow Trials, the allegations that the US used germ warfare in the Korean War, British operations in Northern Ireland and the CIA's attempt at a pornographic movie.

He tracks the origins of disinformation to struggles between Tsarists and revolutionaries in pre- and post-Revolutionary Russia - a period which produced the notorious forgery The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, which was championed by the Nazis. It was a milieu that shaped the Bolsheviks' ruthless approach to information and disinformation - a mindset they carried with them from the underground to the Kremlin.

Amid the rise of totalitarianism, leading thinkers on left and right alike were worrying about the 'End of Truth' over 70 years before today's furores. Anxiety about truth and its enemies seems to flare up at times when orthodoxies are falling apart - political uncertainty is rife and people become unusually open to the comforting certainty of extreme ideas.

So - if 'fake news' is not as new as advertised, might we have something to learn from this history? Phil uses this long history of deliberate attacks on truth to identify tricks and techniques that are still in use today, drawing on the expertise of Lawrence Bittman, the ex-deputy chief of the Czechoslovak disinformation department.

Speakers include: Gill Bennett, Lawrence Bittman, Richard Evans, Peter Pomeranzev, Robert Service, Lyndsey Stonebridge, Calder Walton, Kathryn Weathersby

Producer: Phil Tinline

This programme was first broadcast in March 2018, and updated for repeat in September 2018.


TUE 12:00 The Goon Show (b007jr24)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 Winston (b007ylvk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 Mark Tavener - High Table, Lower Orders (b00h8qls)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 Inspector Purbright - Charity Ends at Home (b007jtdj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 Keeping On Keeping On by Alan Bennett (b080k4zr)
2006

Alan Bennett reads extracts from his diaries.

Following on from Alan Bennett's bestselling, award-winning prose collections 'Writing Home' and 'Untold Stories', 'Keeping On Keeping On' is the third anthology to feature his unique observations, recollections and reminiscences.

In these entries, covering the years 2005 to 2014, Bennett looks back on a packed decade that included writing four highly-acclaimed plays – 'The Habit of Art', ‘People’, ‘Hymn’ and ‘Cocktail Sticks’, all of which premiered at the National Theatre – as well as the screenplays for the hit films of ‘The History Boys’ and ‘’The Lady in the Van’.

In addition, he reflects on his 25 years of friendship and collaboration with director Nicholas Hytner, life with his partner Rupert Thomas and, radical views notwithstanding, his status as ‘kindly, cosy and essentially harmless’ – a view which these diaries do their best to disprove.

Today, Alan reflects on how much easier it is to get married than to get a Camden parking permit.

Abridged and produced by Gordon House.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2016.


TUE 14:15 Jane Austen (b085tqk0)
Northanger Abbey

Episode 7

Catherine is a guest of the Tilney's at Northanger Abbey. But the General's behaviour begins to arouse her suspicions; could he have committed a monstrous act?
Jane Austen's satire pokes fun at the Gothic Novel with comic results.

Catherine ..... Georgia Groome
Henry ..... Luke Thompson
Eleanor ..... Natasha Cowley
General Tilney ..... John Dougall
The Book ..... Miriam Margolyes

Directed by Sally Avens

By Jane Austen
Dramatised by Hattie Naylor


TUE 14:30 George Orwell Back at the BBC (b09cvyx3)
Sara Parker documents the creation by eminent sculptor Martin Jennings of an eight-foot-high statue of the 1984 author, George Orwell. The programme was first broadcast to coincide with the statue’s unveiling on 7th November 2017.

For the past 18 months, BBC producer Sara has paid regular visits to Martin’s Oxford studio to follow the progress of the statue from a small maquette to the larger than life likeness that will look down on visitors, passers-by and BBC employees alike from its plinth outside New Broadcasting House in central London.

Orwell worked for the Indian service of the BBC during the Second World War. Eton-educated, he had already written his first novel informed by five difficult years in the Indian Imperial police force in Burma. By then, he had also fought in the Spanish Civil War where he nearly died after being shot in the neck. After leaving the BBC in 1943, he went on to write about and champion the disadvantaged in society and expose political injustice and tyranny. Inscribed on the wall behind the statue is Orwell’s quote, "Freedom is the right to tell people what they do not want to hear".

As a sculptor, Martin Jennings has a reputation for public work throughout the UK - from statues of the famous such as poet John Betjeman, hat clamped to his head, hurrying across the concourse of St Pancras Station, to pioneers such as plastic surgeon Archibald McIndo outside a Sussex hospital where his father was one of his first patients. The humanity of his work is also captured in statues such as a commemoration of Sheffield’s women steel workers and one of Mary Seacole to mark the abolition of the slave trade.

The programme reflects Martin’s research into Orwell, his life and writings including interviews with two people still alive who actually knew the author – his adopted son Richard Blair and 100 year old Anne Olivier Bell (nee Popham) to whom Orwell proposed after his first wife died. Other contributors include Baroness Whitaker, widow of former Labour MP Ben Whitaker who worked tirelessly during the final years of his life to ensure that a statue of his schoolboy hero became a reality.

Readings by Ian Masters from 1984 with thanks to the estate of the late Sonia Brownell Orwell

Recorded and produced by Sara Parker

Executive Producer: Chris Paling.

A Pier production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2017.


TUE 15:00 The Great Scott (b063yqqs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 The Rest is History (b078wsdl)
Series 2

Episode 5

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 Miles Jupp and Zoe Lyons, who discuss King Arthur, Ivan the Terrible, Napoleon and Josephine, and Sir Walter Raleigh.

Producers: Mark Augustyn and Justin Pollard

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


TUE 16:30 The Brothers (b00p6b1t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


TUE 17:00 The Tim Vine Chat Show (b0bfydgm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 17:30 Darren Harriott - Red Label (m000ysvk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 18:00 Alex Garland - The Coma (b007m5v9)
2. Blackouts

Carl fears the attack has caused brain damage, as he keeps having blackouts.

Tom Goodman-Hill reads Alex Garland's surreal fantasy exploring the lucid, but powerless workings of the mind of Carl, who is in a coma following a violent assault This surreal fantasy play tricks on both the story's protagonist and the listener.

Alex Garland is the bestselling author of cult classic, The Beach. He also wrote the screenplay for the zombie hit, 28 Days Later, plus Sunshine, Never Let Me Go and Dredd.

Producer: Gemma Jenkins

Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in 2004.


TUE 18:30 Soul Music (b01mqp1r)
Series 14

Brothers in Arms

An exploration into the enduring appeal of the Dire Straits classic, Brothers in Arms.

Although thought to have been written by Mark Knopfler in response to the Falklands war in the mid 80's, it's a piece that people now associate with many other conflicts ; military, personal and social.

Dire Straits bass player, John Illsley explains why it remains such a special piece for the band, while Marines chaplain, Nigel Beardsley, recalls the important part it's played in the lives of so many soldiers in Iran and Afghanistan and why it's now often heard at military funerals.

The Irish playwright, Sam Millar describes why he based a very personal play around the song and Snuffy Walden, music director of the hit American TV show, The West Wing, talks about how the series writer, Aaron Sorkin insisted on it being used in its entirety during a crucial episode.

Prof Alan Moore of Surrey University explains how it's Knopfler's brilliant use of harmony that gives the song the sense of yearning that has made it into one of the most enduring pop songs of the last century.

Producer: Lucy Lunt

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2012.


TUE 19:00 The Goon Show (b007jr24)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 Winston (b007ylvk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 Mark Tavener - High Table, Lower Orders (b00h8qls)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 Inspector Purbright - Charity Ends at Home (b007jtdj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 Archive on 4 (b09vx0db)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 22:00 Darren Harriott - Red Label (m000ysvk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 Armando Iannucci (b007jzbt)
Series 2

Episode 1

From world religious strife to greeting cards and crank calls.

Armando lannucci hosts wry comical discussion, sketches and music.

With Rebecca Front, David Schneider and Richard Herring.

Written by Armando Iannucci, Peter Baynham, Richard Herring, Stewart Lee and Ben Moor.

Producer: Sarah Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 1 in March 1994.


TUE 23:30 Mark Watson Makes the World Substantially Better (b00db05r)
Series 2

Diligence

The comic continues his quest to outline the importance of virtue, this week examining diligence. With poetry and songs by Tim Key and Tom Basden.

Producer Katie Marsden

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2008.



WEDNESDAY 25 AUGUST 2021

WED 00:00 Alex Garland - The Coma (b007m5v9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 Soul Music (b01mqp1r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 Mark Tavener - High Table, Lower Orders (b00h8qls)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 Inspector Purbright - Charity Ends at Home (b007jtdj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 Keeping On Keeping On by Alan Bennett (b080k4zr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday]


WED 02:15 Jane Austen (b085tqk0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Tuesday]


WED 02:30 George Orwell Back at the BBC (b09cvyx3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 The Great Scott (b063yqqs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 The Rest is History (b078wsdl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:30 The Brothers (b00p6b1t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 The Tim Vine Chat Show (b0bfydgm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 Darren Harriott - Red Label (m000ysvk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 Mark Tavener - High Table, Lower Orders (m00016c8)
Series 2

Episode 2

While Simon is struggling in his new status as don, the Dean finds his popularity with the students on the increase.

Meanwhile, Gilbert faces the rather grave task of dealing with a student found cheating.

And there's grim news for Simon...

Mark Tavener's comedy thriller set in a Cambridge College riven by argument between traditionalists and modernisers.

CAST:

Gilbert …. Geoffrey Palmer
Simon …. Samuel West
Zoe …. Sharon Small
Bernard …. Jonathan Coy
The Dean …. Michael Maloney
with Michelle Fairley, Stephen Hogan, Matt Green, Anthony Glennon, Tom Price and Zoe Gardner

Producer: Dawn Ellis

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2006.


WED 06:30 Inspector Purbright - Charity Ends at Home (b007jtdt)
Episode 6

As Mortimer Hive enters the lion's den - can Inspector Purbright finally unravel the wicked web?

One of Colin Watson's Flaxborough Chronicles dramatised by Christopher Denys in 6 parts.

Stars John Rowe as Inspector Purbright, Geoffrey Banks as Mortimer Hive, Paul Downing as Love, Russell Dixon as Booker and Ann Rye as Lucilla Teatime.

Producer: Tony Cliff

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1992.


WED 07:00 A Month of June (b01jhdgn)
Spray the Grass Green

It's 1939 and fading Hollywood star Lana Garfield hears the studio wants to dump her.

Contracted to Tantamount Pictures run by the notoriously difficult and womanising studio head, Al Seltzer. Miss Garfield is writing her autobiography with the assistance of British ghost writer George Creighton but is shocked when she hears on a radio gossip programme that Al intends to end her contract.

George and his ex-pat cronies take time off from their cocktails and cricket matches to collude with Al's ambitious and glamorous assistant Betty Stevens in exacting an appropriate revenge.

Written by Andy Merriman and Peter Morfoot.

The first of four comedies written for the many voices of legendary actor June Whitfield.

Lana Garfield ..... June Whitfield
George Creighton ..... David Haig
Al Seltzer ..... Patrick Brennan
Betty Stevens ..... Tracy Wiles
Harry Harcourt-Jones ..... Robert Blythe
Edna Harper ..... Amaka Okafor
Boris Karloff ..... Peter Morfoot

Director: David Hunter

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2012


WED 07:30 My Teenage Diary (m000ysn5)
Series 10

Jane Horrocks

It's the first in the new series and Rufus Hound's guest is Ab Fab star Jane Horrocks. Jane's diary tells of sunny days and crazy nights at the disco on holiday in Sorrento back in 1980.

A Talkback production for BBC Radio 4


WED 08:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b00t1bnk)
Series 3

Hancock's Hair

Paranoid over going bald, the Lad pays a visit to Maison James

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 January 1956.


WED 08:30 No Commitments (b007k1sk)
Series 3

Seasonal Adjustment

Anna and Charlotte plan to celebrate Christmas their way, but what about Victoria? Stars Rosemary Leach. From December 1994.


WED 09:00 Whispers (b007k2zk)
Series 2

Episode 3

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

Simon Fanshawe and Charles Collingwood 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 Snap (b012h9lq)
Series 3

Episode 1

After 16 years of marriage and one year of divorce, Doug and Molly Brownridge are attempting to rekindle their relationship.

But it’s not easy with two teenage kids embarking on their first romances and Doug's mum dating men like there's no tomorrow...

Third and final series of Paul Mendelson’s sitcom

Starring Rebecca Lacey as Molly, Paul Venables as Doug, Soumaya Keynes as Kaz, Jessie Sullivan as Ryan, Marlene Sidaway as Annie, Robin Weaver as Dawn and Jonathan Tafler as Raymond.

Producer: David Ian Neville

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2005.


WED 10:00 The Great Scott (b064xbpk)
Series 3

The Antiquary

Richard Wilson stars as The Antiquary, a man who hoards secrets as well as treasures. Will his knowledge allow Lovel to marry his secret love? With David Tennant as Walter Scott.

The Antiquary (1816) is a novel by Sir Walter Scott about an amateur historian, archaeologist and collector of items of dubious antiquity. Although he is the eponymous character, he is not necessarily the hero, as many of the characters around him undergo far more significant journeys or change. Instead, he provides a central figure for other more exciting characters and events – on which he provides a sardonic commentary.

This is Scott's gothic novel, redolent with family secrets, stories of hidden treasure and hopeless love, with a mysterious, handsome, young man, benighted aristocracy and a night-time funeral procession to a ruined abbey. The romance and mystery is counterpoised by some of Scott's more down-to-earth characters, and grittily unromantic events.

Scott wrote in an advertisement to the novel that his purpose in writing it, similar to that of his novels Waverley and Guy Mannering, was to document Scottish life and manners of a certain period - in this case the last decade of the 18th century.

Cast:
David Tennant............Sir Walter Scott
Oldbuck......................Richard Wilson
Edie............................Alexander Morton
Sir Arthur....................Stuart McGugan
Isabel.........................Melody Grove
Lovel...........................Dominic Rye
Geraldin......................Christian Rodska
Tafril...........................Charles Davies
Hector........................John Wark
Caxon/sweepclean/
Lesley........................David Haydn
Macleuchar/Elspeth/
Maggie.......................Beth Tuckey

Music by Ross Hughes and Esben Tjalve
Cello played by George Cooke

Produced and Directed by Clive Brill
A Brill production for BBC Radio 4


WED 11:00 Steve Penk's Radio Nightmares (m000hwfc)
3. Third Time's A Charm

Broadcaster Steve Penk digs out a final batch of some of the funniest clips of live radio mistakes - 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 Emily Buchanan introducing a blooper reel from ‘A World In Your Ear’.

Producer: Stephen Garner

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


WED 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b00t1bnk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 No Commitments (b007k1sk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 Mark Tavener - High Table, Lower Orders (m00016c8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 Inspector Purbright - Charity Ends at Home (b007jtdt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 Keeping On Keeping On by Alan Bennett (b080k4x7)
2007

Alan Bennett reads extracts from his diaries.

Following on from Alan Bennett's bestselling, award-winning prose collections 'Writing Home' and 'Untold Stories', 'Keeping On Keeping On' is the third anthology to feature his unique observations, recollections and reminiscences.

In these entries, covering the years 2005 to 2014, Bennett looks back on a packed decade that included writing four highly-acclaimed plays – 'The Habit of Art', ‘People’, ‘Hymn’ and ‘Cocktail Sticks’, all of which premiered at the National Theatre – as well as the screenplays for the hit films of ‘The History Boys’ and ‘’The Lady in the Van’.

In addition, he reflects on his 25 years of friendship and collaboration with director Nicholas Hytner, life with his partner Rupert Thomas and, radical views notwithstanding, his status as ‘kindly, cosy and essentially harmless’ – a view which these diaries do their best to disprove.

Today Alan reflects on his public image and is offered a role in 'Fanny Hill'.

Abridged and produced by Gordon House.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2016.


WED 14:15 Jane Austen (b085x6mp)
Northanger Abbey

Episode 8

Catherine's fears about the terrible deeds that may have taken place at Northanger Abbey are confronted by Henry Tilney.
Jane Austen's satire pokes fun at the popular sensationalist fiction of the day.

Catherine ..... Georgia Groome
Henry ..... Luke Thompson
Eleanor ..... Natasha Cowley
General Tilney ..... John Dougall
James ..... Finlay Robertson
The Book ..... Miriam Margolyes

Directed by Sally Avens

By Jane Austen
Dramatised by Hattie Naylor


WED 14:30 One Day In... Leeds West Indian Carnival (b04jm9n3)
The Leeds West Indian Carnival began in 1967 as one man's cure for his homesickness. It now attracts up to 150,000 visitors every year, generating an estimated ten million pounds for the local economy. In this programme, dancers, designers, police and parade-goers all tell their stories as we follow their progress, from sunrise to sunset.

Costume designer Hughbon Condor trained as an engineer, and it shows. One of his creations consists of giant bat wings which, when unfurled, release lots of tiny bats all dancing around the "parent." Meanwhile, his son Sephbon is busy constructing his own creation, hoping to outdo his father and be crowned Carnival King. As the last minute preparations and costume repairs are executed, stall holders are getting ready to sell succulent jerk chicken for eight hours non-stop. And, as the carnival beat begins to rise, Chief Inspector Matt Davison is briefing his officers on how to safely and successfully police the heady mix of spices, soca, drum and bass, and alcohol.

One Day in Summer was recorded on August 25th 2014, and follows the stories of designers, dancers, chefs and carnival-goers as they take to the streets of Chapeltown in Leeds.

Producer: John Byrne

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2014.


WED 15:00 The Great Scott (b064xbpk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 Whispers (b007k2zk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


WED 16:30 Snap (b012h9lq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


WED 17:00 A Month of June (b01jhdgn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 17:30 My Teenage Diary (m000ysn5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 18:00 Alex Garland - The Coma (b007mw9w)
3. Dream State

As Carl gets used to his coma world, he looks for triggers to wake him up.

Tom Goodman-Hill reads Alex Garland's surreal fantasy exploring the lucid, but powerless workings of the mind of Carl, who is in a coma following a violent assault This surreal fantasy play tricks on both the story's protagonist and the listener.

Alex Garland is the bestselling author of cult classic, The Beach. He also wrote the screenplay for the zombie hit, 28 Days Later, plus Sunshine, Never Let Me Go and Dredd.

Producer: Gemma Jenkins

Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in 2004.


WED 18:30 Short Cuts (m000c4q7)
Series 21

Maps

Navigating emotional terrain, finding joy in another world and mapping a continuum of thinking. Josie Long presents short documentaries about desire, love and heartbreak.

Pixels and Bits

Featuring Stephen Sexton
Produced by Alia Cassam

Drive Straight Ahead

Written by Jonathan Goldstein and Mira Burt-Wintonick
Produced by Jonathan Goldstein, Mira Burt-Wintonick and Cristal Duhaime
Originally broadcast on CBC's WireTap

Playing in the Dark

Featuring Gail Lewis, Ego Ahaiwe Sowinski and Natasha Mumbi Nkonde
Produced by Tej Adeleye

Production Team: Eleanor McDowall and Alia Cassam
Produced by Andrea Rangecroft

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


WED 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b00t1bnk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 No Commitments (b007k1sk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 Mark Tavener - High Table, Lower Orders (m00016c8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 Inspector Purbright - Charity Ends at Home (b007jtdt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 Steve Penk's Radio Nightmares (m000hwfc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 22:00 My Teenage Diary (m000ysn5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 Dr John Cooper Clarke at the BBC (b081qztt)
Series 1

Textiles

The Bard of Salford performs a selection of poems on stage at the BBC’s Radio Theatre in London.

* To a Tikki Shirt
* Smooth Operetta
* George
* Who Stole Bongo’s Trousers?
* 21 Gun Salute Suit

Written and performed by Dr John Cooper Clarke.

Introduction by Johnny Green.

Producer: Joe Nunnery

A BBC Studios production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in November 2016


WED 22:45 The Problem With Adam Bloom (b00gswf0)
Series 2

Comedy

Want to write comedy? Adam Bloom unveils the six steps to success.

Written by and starring Adam Bloom.

With Alistair McGowan and Rob Rouse.

Producer: Victoria Lloyd

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2004.


WED 23:00 Radio 9 (b04hkfq5)
Series 2

Episode 5

An unusual doctor, the perils of parenthood and faking it as a boxer. Stars Johnny Daukes and Hils Barker. From August 2005.


WED 23:30 Innes Own World (b0178mxy)
Episode 2

A radio programme that takes you inside Neil Innes's head and doesn't let you out for half an hour.

Featuring "The Breakfast Things", Neil's own version of The Today Programme, broadcast from his kitchen table.

Script Editor: John Dowie

Producer: Claire Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2003.



THURSDAY 26 AUGUST 2021

THU 00:00 Alex Garland - The Coma (b007mw9w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 Short Cuts (m000c4q7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 Mark Tavener - High Table, Lower Orders (m00016c8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 Inspector Purbright - Charity Ends at Home (b007jtdt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 Keeping On Keeping On by Alan Bennett (b080k4x7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:15 Jane Austen (b085x6mp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 One Day In... Leeds West Indian Carnival (b04jm9n3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 The Great Scott (b064xbpk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 Whispers (b007k2zk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:30 Snap (b012h9lq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 A Month of June (b01jhdgn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 My Teenage Diary (m000ysn5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 Mark Tavener - High Table, Lower Orders (b00h91l0)
Series 2

Episode 3

One of the students has been found hanged in what appears to be a suicide - but Simon is not convinced.

He feels the college may once more have a murder on its hands...

Mark Tavener's comedy thriller set in a Cambridge College riven by argument between traditionalists and modernisers.

CAST:

Gilbert …. Geoffrey Palmer
Simon …. Samuel West
Zoe …. Sharon Small
Bernard …. Jonathan Coy
The Dean …. Michael Maloney
with Michelle Fairley, Rachel Atkins, Anthony Glennon and Elizabeth Bell

Producer: Dawn Ellis

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2006.


THU 06:30 Who Killed Zebedee? by Wilkie Collins (b007jq0p)
Episode 1

Given just days to live, a Victorian policeman is ready to make his final confession

He candidly reveals his involvement in a murder case many years before. As a young police constable in London, he recalls how a young woman burst in with news of a gruesome killing...

Detective story by Wilkie Collins, first published in 1881.

Read by Ronald Pickup.

Producer: Joanne Reardon

Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in October 2003.


THU 07:00 Rum Bunch (b08pfq3j)
Great Hillston

Justin Edwards, Mel Giedroyc and Dave Mounfield have been invited by the parishioners of the sleepy rural idyll of Great Hillston-Near-Water - birthplace of the Jacobean playwright Lydia Le Provost - to perform her most famous play, The Murderous Priest.

Justin has invited the showbiz legend and serious actress, Jane Asher, to take the leading role. It has been her lifetime ambition to perform the play's famous death scene.

The Rum Bunch is Justin Edwards (The Consultants, The Odd Half Hour, Newsjack, Sorry I've Got No Head, The Thick of It), Mel Giedroyc (Mel and Sue, Bake Off, Let It Shine) and Dave Mounfield (Count Arthur Strong, This Is Jinsy).

The house band is Jason Hazeley and David Reed - The Penny Dreadfuls.

Produced by Jim North

A Top Dog production for BBC Radio 4. First broadcast in May 2017.


THU 07:30 Stand-Up Specials (m000rv7y)
Elvis McGonagall: Full Tartan Jacket

Elvis McGonagall performs the pick of a year’s biting and savagely funny satire in a blend of provocative verse and politically savvy stand-up comedy. It's imbued with his customary searing wit, wordplay and anarchic invective.

Pulling no punches, Elvis directs his scurrilous diatribes at the powers-that-be from Westminster to Waitrose, taking aim at the injustices of our septic isle and beyond. Stockpiling and the pickiness of cats, celebrity branding, the nature of truth, some bloke called Trump, the Prime Minister and Mr Benn, Government rules, ecotricity, Samuel Pepys - it’s all there. There’s even a love poem.

Full Tartan Jacket presents the prime cuts from the work of a comic poet at the top of his game – all current and bang on target. Join this World Poetry Slam Champion and Saturday Live alumnus as he bellows into the void in exasperation at the world, from the Gracelands Caravan Park somewhere near Dundee.

Recorded remotely in front of a virtual audience.

Written and performed by Elvis McGonagall
Produced by Frank Stirling
A 7digital production for BBC Radio 4


THU 08:00 The Navy Lark (b007jngd)
The Montezuela Revolution

Ramona Povey causes havoc on HMS Troutbridge's goodwill visit to Montezuela.

CAST:

Sub-Lieutenant …. Leslie Phillips
Chief Petty Officer …. Jon Pertwee
Commanding Officer …. Stephen Murray
Captain Povey …. Richard Caldicot
Ramona Povey …. Heather Chasen
Carlo …. Tenniel Evans
Manuelo …. Michael Bates

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

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman and George Evans.

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in July 1973.


THU 08:30 After Henry (b007jmgk)
Series 1

The Older Man

Widow Sarah battles to bring up her 18-year-old daughter Clare, hindered by her meddling mother Eleanor.

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

Starring Prunella Scales as Sarah, Joan Sanderson as Eleanor, Benjamin Whitrow as Russell, Gerry Cowper as Clare and James Griffiths as Nick.

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

Producer: Pete Atkin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1985.


THU 09:00 We've Been Here Before (b007s945)
Series 1

Episode 3

Clive Anderson's panel show of the past with Steve Punt, David Quantick, Robin Ince and Gyles Brandreth. From August 2003.


THU 09:30 Double Income, No Kids Yet (b0091nkl)
Series 3

Episode 4

As an expectant mother Lucy is trying to avoid stress - until she tries to break the news of her pregnancy to her mum and dad.

Meanwhile Daniel gets an unwelcome taste of the joys of fatherhood.

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

CAST:

Daniel …. David Tennant
Lucy …. Liz Carling
Alison …. Joanna Brookes
Peter …. Robert Harley
Mary …. Sally Grace
Frank …. Bill Fellows

Producer: Liz Anstee

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2003.


THU 10:00 The Great Scott (b065s7hp)
Series 3

The Talisman

The Talisman is the finale of Scott's novels set during the crusades but this one features the dying dog days of the Third Crusade. Richard the Lionheart is de facto leader but the military expedition has ground to a halt and the allies are getting itchy feet. They are sick of Richard's over-bearing leadership and, to make it worse, very few of them still believe Jerusalem can be reconquered.

To the modern reader this must be a rather recondite setting. Beyond the jousting and the knightliness, how much do we care about the crusades anymore? And that's without opening the can of worms as to whether the West had any more right to be there then than it does now.

Jonathan Myerson, the adapter, wondered how to update this story and find a modern parallel to this situation. And then it came to him: Occupy London in 2011. Those protestors started with the same, almost ecstatic belief in the possibility of change. They aimed to seize the holiest of places – the London Stock Exchange – but were beaten back and forced to set up camp outside. As the original crusaders came to loathe the heat and insect life in their desert encampment outside Jerusalem, the protestors of Occupy came to much the same conclusion – as winter set in – about sleeping on the cold, wet flagstones of St.Paul's Churchyard. And, in much the same way, the competing groups started to feel it was time to pack up and go home.

So, new listeners will follow Scott's original story of conspiracy and counter-conspiracy and, most important of all, star-crossed lovers but will hear new resonances in this old tale.

Kenny....... John Wark
Hakim...... Danny Rahim
Theo......... Nicholas Woodeson
Rick ...... Alex Waldmann
Devvo ..... Martin Hutson
Lee ..... Ben Lloyd-Hughes
Robbo ..... Bryan Dick
Conrad .....Alex Lanipekun
Bernie........ Daisy Haggard
Edie .....Pippa Bennett-Warner

Produced by Clive Brill
A Brill production for BBC Radio 4


THU 11:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m000yykp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


THU 11:45 Multi Story Shorts (m000yykt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]


THU 12:00 The Navy Lark (b007jngd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 After Henry (b007jmgk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 Mark Tavener - High Table, Lower Orders (b00h91l0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 Who Killed Zebedee? by Wilkie Collins (b007jq0p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 Keeping On Keeping On by Alan Bennett (b080j3fk)
2008

Alan Bennett reads extracts from his diaries.

Following on from Alan Bennett's bestselling, award-winning prose collections 'Writing Home' and 'Untold Stories', 'Keeping On Keeping On' is the third anthology to feature his unique observations, recollections and reminiscences.

In these entries, covering the years 2005 to 2014, Bennett looks back on a packed decade that included writing four highly-acclaimed plays – 'The Habit of Art', ‘People’, ‘Hymn’ and ‘Cocktail Sticks’, all of which premiered at the National Theatre – as well as the screenplays for the hit films of ‘The History Boys’ and ‘’The Lady in the Van’.

In addition, he reflects on his 25 years of friendship and collaboration with director Nicholas Hytner, life with his partner Rupert Thomas and, radical views notwithstanding, his status as ‘kindly, cosy and essentially harmless’ – a view which these diaries do their best to disprove.

Today, Alan gives us unexpected revelations about Gordon Brown, John Sergeant and a lost pullover

Abridged and produced by Gordon House.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2016.


THU 14:15 Jane Austen (b085xpzh)
Northanger Abbey

Episode 9

Catherine finds herself abruptly dismissed from Northanger Abbey.
Jane Austen's satire pokes fun at the popular sensationalist fiction of the day.

Catherine ..... Georgia Groome
Isabella ..... Ainsley Howard
Henry ..... Luke Thompson
Isabella ..... Ainsley Howard
General Tilney ..... John Dougall
Mrs Morland ..... Alison Belbin
Mr Morland ..... John Bowler
Harriet..... Keziah Joseph
George ..... Luke MacGregor
The Book ..... Miriam Margolyes

Directed by Sally Avens

By Jane Austen
Dramatised by Hattie Naylor


THU 14:30 Going To Pieces In The Box (b00p61zg)
More art - typically sentimental, traditional art - has made its way into more homes via the jigsaw puzzle than virtually any other medium - and while it has since become the purveyor of comforting landscapes to the masses, it started life an an educational tool championed by the likes of philosopher John Locke. In 1760 London mapmaker John Spilsbury mounted one of his maps on hardboard and cut into pieces to help children learn geography. "Going to Pieces in the Box" will tell the story of how, since then, it has become such a core feature of childhoods across the world.

Along the way we'll hear how jigsaws hit their first major peak in the Great Depression, when ten million a week sold to families looking for cheap pastimes and how they were used by immigration officers on Ellis Island to determine who should be allowed in to the land of the free. Also we'll explore how popular culture has flirted with the jigsaw, in novels and films as diverse as "Mansfield Park", "Citizen Kane" and most powerfully Perek's novel "Life: A User's Manual", and hear from academics and enthusiasts such as Margaret Drabble to help explain the jigsaw's great allure.

This colourful and lively feature will show how jigsaws continue to be incredibly popular, having evolved into 3D puzzles and of course made their way onto the internet, where no young children's games site is without one.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2009.


THU 15:00 The Great Scott (b065s7hp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 We've Been Here Before (b007s945)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


THU 16:30 Double Income, No Kids Yet (b0091nkl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


THU 17:00 Rum Bunch (b08pfq3j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 17:30 Stand-Up Specials (m000rv7y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 18:00 Alex Garland - The Coma (b007jtw7)
4. Darkness

Panic kicks in as Carl's dream-world dissolves into a void. Will he ever wake up?

Tom Goodman-Hill reads Alex Garland's surreal fantasy exploring the lucid, but powerless workings of the mind of Carl, who is in a coma following a violent assault This surreal fantasy play tricks on both the story's protagonist and the listener.

Alex Garland is the bestselling author of cult classic, The Beach. He also wrote the screenplay for the zombie hit, 28 Days Later, plus Sunshine, Never Let Me Go and Dredd.

Producer: Gemma Jenkins

Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in 2004.


THU 18:30 Great Lives (b01mqpgh)
Series 28

George Orwell

Whilst at school, a young Alan Johnson was given some money by a teacher and told to go and buy four copies of any book for the school library. He headed down the Kings Road in Chelsea, stopping only for a sly cigarette along the way. Having already read 'Animal Farm', he picked 'Keep the Aspidistra Flying' and yearned for the life of lead character Gordon Comstock.

In conversation with Matthew Parris, former Home Secretary Alan Johnson explains why Orwell was crucial to his education and political development. He's surprised to learn that Orwell is not on the National Curriculum, and insists that Orwell would have hated I.D. cards. They're joined by Jean Seaton, Professor of Media History at the University of Westminster and Chair of the Orwell Prize.

Orwell was in the news recently when the outgoing Director-General of the BBC, Mark Thompson, turned down a proposal to erect a statue of George Orwell outside BBC Broadcasting House, reportedly telling Joan Bakewell that it was 'far too Left-wing an idea.'

Producers: Beatrice Fenton and Toby Field.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2010.


THU 19:00 The Navy Lark (b007jngd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 After Henry (b007jmgk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 Mark Tavener - High Table, Lower Orders (b00h91l0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 Who Killed Zebedee? by Wilkie Collins (b007jq0p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m000yykp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


THU 21:45 Multi Story Shorts (m000yykt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]


THU 22:00 Stand-Up Specials (m000rv7y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 Political Animals (b03lrzjw)
Series 2

Buddy and Bill

Bill Clinton's dog, Buddy, relives his turbulent tenure - made perilous by his arch enemy, Socks the Cat.

Another unreliable dog's eye view of the trials and tribulations of Washington living in the White House.

Buddy ..... Kerry Shale
Socks ..... Joel Maccormack
West Wing Guy ..... David Seddon

Written by Tony Bagley.

Director: Marc Beeby.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2013.


THU 22:45 Poets' Tree (b00snx7d)
Episode 3

Paul Hamilton, the Islington poet, hears poetry written by a computer; conducts a rare interview with the legendary poet Celia Tierny; and meets the English teacher who inspired him to try poetry.

Poetry magazine spoof with 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 (b007k17t)
Series 1

To Infinity and Beyond

A bunch of Star Trek fans beam in to a sci-fi convention at the museum - and a rival theme park draws visitors away from Badgerland.

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 April 2004.


THU 23:30 Absolute Power (b0192y9d)
Series 4

Episode 3

Revenge is a gourmet dish best served cold when Martin deceives Charles.

Mark Tavener's comedy about the two machiavellian doctors of spin

CAST:

Charles Prentiss …. Stephen Fry
Martin McCabe …. John Bird
with Beth Chalmers, Ewan Bailey, Tom George and Alex Lowe

Producer: Dawn Ellis

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2004.



FRIDAY 27 AUGUST 2021

FRI 00:00 Alex Garland - The Coma (b007jtw7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 Great Lives (b01mqpgh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 Mark Tavener - High Table, Lower Orders (b00h91l0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 Who Killed Zebedee? by Wilkie Collins (b007jq0p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 Keeping On Keeping On by Alan Bennett (b080j3fk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:15 Jane Austen (b085xpzh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 Going To Pieces In The Box (b00p61zg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 The Great Scott (b065s7hp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 We've Been Here Before (b007s945)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:30 Double Income, No Kids Yet (b0091nkl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 Rum Bunch (b08pfq3j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 Stand-Up Specials (m000rv7y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 Mark Tavener - High Table, Lower Orders (b00h9t26)
Series 2

Episode 4

One of the students has confessed to murder, but Simon is not convinced he's guilty.

But the investigation is put on hold when Simon finds himself debating against a Government minister about modernisation.

Mark Tavener's comedy thriller set in a Cambridge College riven by argument between traditionalists and modernisers.

CAST:

Gilbert …. Geoffrey Palmer
Simon …. Samuel West
Zoe …. Sharon Small
Bernard …. Jonathan Coy
The Dean …. Michael Maloney
with Stephen Hogan, Michelle Fairley and David Bannerman

Producer: Dawn Ellis

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2006.


FRI 06:30 Who Killed Zebedee? by Wilkie Collins (b007jq12)
Episode 2

With just days to live, a Victorian policeman continues his final confession from his death bed.

With mystery still surrounding the brutal murder of John Zebedee, he recalls his determination to solve the case when the rest of the police force had given up.

Detective story by Wilkie Collins, first published in 1881.

Concluded by Ronald Pickup

Producer: Joanne Reardon

Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in October 2003.


FRI 07:00 The Wilsons Save the World (m0003cnp)
Series 2

Live Forever

Spurred on by the notoriously anti-environment neighbour ‘BMW Paul’ and his apparent saintly u-turn on plastics and waste, Mike lays down a no-plastic challenge to the family which is taken up with competitive relish. Meanwhile Max’s Mum Pauline pays another visit and dishes out a heap of straight-talking common sense in her own inimitable way. It turns out that the purpose of her visit is to drop another bombshell which sends Max reeling and forces her to confront a number of difficult issues head on.

Mike…Marcus Brigstocke
Max…Kerry Godliman
Cat..Mia Jenkins
Lola…India Brown
Pauline...Liza Tarbuck
BMW Paul…Mike Wozniak

Writers…Marcus Brigstocke and Sarah Morgan

Producer...Julia McKenzie

A BBC Studios Production


FRI 07:30 Michael Frayn's Magic Mobile (m000j94k)
Episode 2

A second folder of entertaining files from genius comic writer Michael Frayn. A stellar cast includes Joanna Lumley, David Suchet, Susannah Fielding, George Blagden, Jared Harris, Lisa Dillon, Martin Jarvis.

Does your heart sink when asked to ‘listen to the following three options’? Enjoy racy promos of the newest versions of a Jane Austen classic! A filmed documentary dares to ask ‘What is Truth?' Why do we get so enraged with the latest technology? And gorgeous young tv personality Melinda Twinkling presents a reminder of old-school viewing.

CAST:
Joanna Lumley, David Suchet, Susannah Fielding, George Blagden, Jared Harris, Lisa Dillon, Roger Allam, Nigel Anthony, Anna-Louise Plowman, Moira Quirk, Matthew Wolf, Martin Jarvis

Writer: Michael Frayn
Producer: Rosalind Ayres
Director: Martin Jarvis
A Jarvis & Ayres production for BBC Radio 4


FRI 08:00 Dad's Army (b007tbwz)
Series 2

Sergeant, Save My Boy!

Barbed wire traps Pike on a seaside minefield - and the tide is turning!

CAST:

Captain Mainwaring …. Arthur Lowe
Sergeant Wilson …. John Le Mesurier
Corporal Jones …. Clive Dunn
Private Frazer …. John Laurie
Private Godfrey …. Arnold Ridley
Private Pike …. Ian Lavender
Mrs Pike …. Pearl Hackney
Announcer …. John Snagge

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

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1975.


FRI 08:30 Semi Circles (b007jtw6)
Series 2

The Liberated Generation

"Ours is the generation of freedom, of permissiveness. We aren't shocked by anything. I mean, we may not want to participate, but there's nothing we actually disapprove of..".

Ben and Helen's marriage is at a standstill. Will Dick and Marian get it moving?

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
Dick ...... David Gooderson
Marian ...... Jean Trend

Producer: Pete Atkin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1982


FRI 09:00 The Food Quiz (b0728z3b)
Series 1

Episode 4

Jay Rayner puts well-known gastronomes through their culinary paces.

On the menu:

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
Heston Blumenthal
Jekka McVicar
Clarissa Dickson Wright

Producer: Rebecca Wells

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2003.


FRI 09:30 Ballylenon (b007jvg9)
Series 3

Episode 1

It's time for the Tidy Village Competition, but the inevitable factions emerge.

Series set in the sleepy town of Ballylenon, Co Donegal, in 1953, before the days of mass tourism and proper plumbing in every home.

Written by Christopher Fitz-Simon.

T McKenna ...... Phonsie Doherty
Stella McCusker ...... Vera McConkey
Margaret D'Arcy ...... Muriel McConkey
Aine McCartney ...... Vivienne Boal
Gerard McSorley ...... Stumpy Bonnar
John Hewitt ...... Guard Gallagher
Charlie Bonnar ...... Parky McGoldrick

Music arranged and performed by Stephanie Hughes.

Director: Eoin O'Callaghan

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1996.


FRI 10:00 Marcy Kahan - Killing Katerina (m0001csh)
What do you do when the friend you adore marries a woman you cannot abide?

You joke about thugs and abduction. And then you meet a thug...

Marcy Kahan's urbane comedy of unpleasant manners.

Sally ... Jane Bertlsh
Anthony .... Paul Bhattacharjee
Max ... Kerry Shale
Colette ... Emily Raymond
Rory ... Mark Bonnar
Penelope ... Eleanor Bron
Edgar ... David de Keyser

Producer: Marion Nancarrow

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2001.


FRI 11:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m000z1bj)
Summer Scrapbook Two

Podcast Radio Hour presents postcards from producers, presenters, comedians and friends recommending some great listens for the Summer.

FEATURING:
Alan Cumming on You're Wrong About and The History of Literature
Moy McGowan on Shrine of Duty
Chrystal Genesis on From Root To Vine
Scott Bryan on Pieces of Britney
Athena Kugblenu on Cane Warriors
Iain Lee on Nothing Is Real
Jessica Fostekew on Sara Pascoe's Sex, Power, Money
Harriet Kemsley on Joan & Jericha
Tom Sandars on This Classical Life
Chris Aldridge on Elis and John
Dan Mersh on Alan Partridge: From The Oasthouse
Toby Hadoke on Something Rhymes With Purple
Nick Briggs on Frank Skinner's Poetry Podcast
Anna Smith on Grounded with Louis Theroux
Helen O'Hara on The Thrilling Adventure Hour
Alex Riley on Mastertapes
Steve Urquhart on Decode
Tim Harford on 99% Invisible
Isy Suttie on St Elwick's Neighbourhood Association Newsletter
Laura Lexx on Trivia Warfare and Complete Guide To Everything
Laura Grimshaw on The Things We Do For Love
Chris Pearson on The Birthday Girls' House Party


FRI 12:00 Dad's Army (b007tbwz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 Semi Circles (b007jtw6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 Mark Tavener - High Table, Lower Orders (b00h9t26)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 Who Killed Zebedee? by Wilkie Collins (b007jq12)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 Keeping On Keeping On by Alan Bennett (b080j3fp)
2009

Alan Bennett reads extracts from his diaries.

Following on from Alan Bennett's bestselling, award-winning prose collections 'Writing Home' and 'Untold Stories', 'Keeping On Keeping On' is the third anthology to feature his unique observations, recollections and reminiscences.

In these entries, covering the years 2005 to 2014, Bennett looks back on a packed decade that included writing four highly-acclaimed plays – 'The Habit of Art', ‘People’, ‘Hymn’ and ‘Cocktail Sticks’, all of which premiered at the National Theatre – as well as the screenplays for the hit films of ‘The History Boys’ and ‘’The Lady in the Van’.

In addition, he reflects on his 25 years of friendship and collaboration with director Nicholas Hytner, life with his partner Rupert Thomas and, radical views notwithstanding, his status as ‘kindly, cosy and essentially harmless’ – a view which these diaries do their best to disprove.

Today Alan presents writings to the Bodleian Library and describes the long process of finding a sound effect for WH Auden breaking wind.

Abridged and produced by Gordon House.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2016.


FRI 14:15 Jane Austen (b085yyzf)
Northanger Abbey

Episode 10

Catherine returns to her home after her abrupt dismissal from Northanger Abbey. Will she ever know what she did wrong and more importantly will she ever see Henry Tilney again?

Jane Austen's satire pokes fun at the popular sensationalist fiction of the day.

Catherine ..... Georgia Groome
Henry ..... Luke Thompson
Mrs Morland ..... Alison Belbin
Mr Morland ..... John Bowler
Harriet ..... Keziah Joseph
George ..... Luke MacGregor
The Book ..... Miriam Margolyes

Directed by Sally Avens

By Jane Austen
Dramatised by Hattie Naylor


FRI 14:30 The Stationery Cupboard (b01cks4c)
Lucy Mangan loves pens...and paper...and folders.

In fact, from her first fountain pen to the latest leather notebook, Lucy has been thrilled by the smell and feel of fresh stationery. Of course, she's not alone - one of the most popular luxuries for Desert Island Discs castaways is pen and paper. In The Stationery Cupboard, we meet fellow devotees of the paraphernalia of school and office life. Lucy goes back to her South London junior school to talk to children about pencil cases. She meets writers to discuss the merits of the 1920s typewriter, a sleek laptop, and a pile of lined A5 notebooks. The psychologist Linda Blair explores our attachment to particular designs, and members of the Writing Equipment Society explain why happiness is a collection of two thousand fountain pens.

Producer: Chris Ledgard

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2012.


FRI 15:00 Marcy Kahan - Killing Katerina (m0001csh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 The Food Quiz (b0728z3b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


FRI 16:30 Ballylenon (b007jvg9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


FRI 17:00 The Wilsons Save the World (m0003cnp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 17:30 Michael Frayn's Magic Mobile (m000j94k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 18:00 Alex Garland - The Coma (b007jtwc)
5. Stimulus

Fear of never waking up turns to fear of waking up as Carl starts to stir.

Tom Goodman-Hill reads Alex Garland's surreal fantasy exploring the lucid, but powerless workings of the mind of Carl, who is in a coma following a violent assault This surreal fantasy play tricks on both the story's protagonist and the listener.

Alex Garland is the bestselling author of cult classic, The Beach. He also wrote the screenplay for the zombie hit, 28 Days Later, plus Sunshine, Never Let Me Go and Dredd.

Producer: Gemma Jenkins

Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in 2004.


FRI 18:30 Off the Page (b011jvyx)
Foreign

When did you first notice that not everyone was like you ? For American satirist Joe Queenan, growing up in an Irish American neighbourhood of Philadelphia, it was the moment he walked into an Italian cheese shop. Poet Elvis MacGonagall, sole resident of the Graceland caravan park outside Dundee, dodges the question by writing a brilliant poem that rhymes foreign with sporran. And Amanda Mitchison recounts an episode in a Cairo market where she was continually shortchanged in her efforts to buy chicken breast. In short she says, to be foreign is always to be the fool, unsure how to dress, to speak, and to buy a decent piece of chicken.

New writing and discussion on the subject of Foreign, what it means and why it matters, chaired by Dominic Arkwright. The programme is produced by Miles Warde.


FRI 19:00 Dad's Army (b007tbwz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 Semi Circles (b007jtw6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 Mark Tavener - High Table, Lower Orders (b00h9t26)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 Who Killed Zebedee? by Wilkie Collins (b007jq12)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m000z1bj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 22:00 Michael Frayn's Magic Mobile (m000j94k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 The John Moloney Show (b091w6ks)
Series 2

Edward Goes to the Vet

The Godfather of British stand up comedy, John Moloney, returns to the stage with stories of his much loved cat Edward. Edward isn't feeling well, he's leaning to the far-right - and it's not clear if it's a balancing act or political abnormality.

There's only one thing for it, a trip to the Vet.

John and Edward come up against characters who don't understand their plight, nor that of those most in need. Edward may end up providing as many solutions as he receives.

Featuring Karen Bartke and Julia Sutherland.

A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4.


FRI 22:45 Terry Alderton: More Crazy Now (b083pfmr)
The Dirty Smile

Terry Alderton flexes his comedy muscles in this comedy and musical explosion. Street Kid, Victor, Ed and The Bear return along with some fresh, unexplainable characters and voices.

It’s more Terry, more crazy and happening right now. No Geordies were offended in the making of this programme.

Written by and starring Terry Alderton

Featuring Johnny Spurling

Additional material from Johnny Spurling and Richard Melvin

Produced by Johnny Spurling and Sean Kerwin
Executive Producer: Richard Melvin

A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in November 2016.


FRI 23:00 Old Harry's Game (b00w0d8p)
Series 6

Edith

An eminent historian arrives in the infernal kingdom and Satan strikes a bizarre bargain with her.

Andy Hamilton's comedy set in Hell.

Starring Andy Hamilton as Satan, Annette Crosbie as Edith, Robert Duncan as Scumspawn and Jimmy Mulville as Thomas.

Other characters played by Michael Fenton Stevens, Philip Pope and Felicity Montagu

Producer Paul Mayhew-Archer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2007.


FRI 23:30 Think the Unthinkable (b00cttcm)
Series 2

Christmas Party

The consultants' drunken office party looks like a recipe for festive disaster.

James Cary’s award-winning sitcom about management consultants.

Ryan ...... Marcus Brigstocke
Sophie ...... Emma Kennedy
Daisy ...... Catherine Shepherd
Owen ...... David Mitchell
Hugh Dennis ...... Mike, Phil
Justin Edwards ...... Waiter
Judy Flynn ...... Fiona

Music by John Whitehall.

Producer: Adam Bromley.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2002.




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

A Good Read 18:30 MON (b01ng831)

A Good Read 00:30 TUE (b01ng831)

A Month of June 07:00 WED (b01jhdgn)

A Month of June 17:00 WED (b01jhdgn)

A Month of June 05:00 THU (b01jhdgn)

Absolute Power 23:30 THU (b0192y9d)

After Henry 08:30 THU (b007jmgk)

After Henry 12:30 THU (b007jmgk)

After Henry 19:30 THU (b007jmgk)

Alex Garland - The Coma 18:00 MON (b007jtvm)

Alex Garland - The Coma 00:00 TUE (b007jtvm)

Alex Garland - The Coma 18:00 TUE (b007m5v9)

Alex Garland - The Coma 00:00 WED (b007m5v9)

Alex Garland - The Coma 18:00 WED (b007mw9w)

Alex Garland - The Coma 00:00 THU (b007mw9w)

Alex Garland - The Coma 18:00 THU (b007jtw7)

Alex Garland - The Coma 00:00 FRI (b007jtw7)

Alex Garland - The Coma 18:00 FRI (b007jtwc)

Animal Farm by George Orwell 13:00 SUN (m000yyl6)

Animal Farm by George Orwell 01:00 MON (m000yyl6)

Archive on 4 13:00 SAT (b09drhhm)

Archive on 4 01:00 SUN (b09drhhm)

Archive on 4 11:00 TUE (b09vx0db)

Archive on 4 21:00 TUE (b09vx0db)

Armando Iannucci 22:30 TUE (b007jzbt)

Armstrong and Miller 23:30 SAT (b00t5x2s)

Ballylenon 09:30 FRI (b007jvg9)

Ballylenon 16:30 FRI (b007jvg9)

Chain Reaction 22:30 SAT (b05mtcjp)

Dad's Army 08:00 FRI (b007tbwz)

Dad's Army 12:00 FRI (b007tbwz)

Dad's Army 19:00 FRI (b007tbwz)

Darren Harriott - Red Label 07:30 TUE (m000ysvk)

Darren Harriott - Red Label 17:30 TUE (m000ysvk)

Darren Harriott - Red Label 22:00 TUE (m000ysvk)

Darren Harriott - Red Label 05:30 WED (m000ysvk)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:00 SUN (m000yykp)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:00 SUN (m000yykp)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 11:00 THU (m000yykp)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:00 THU (m000yykp)

Doctor at Large 08:30 SUN (b009364g)

Double Income, No Kids Yet 09:30 THU (b0091nkl)

Double Income, No Kids Yet 16:30 THU (b0091nkl)

Double Income, No Kids Yet 04:30 FRI (b0091nkl)

Dr John Cooper Clarke at the BBC 22:30 WED (b081qztt)

Edith Wharton - Madame de Treymes 20:00 SUN (b0089brw)

George Orwell Back at the BBC 14:30 TUE (b09cvyx3)

George Orwell Back at the BBC 02:30 WED (b09cvyx3)

Get Carter: The Bloody Chamber 18:45 SUN (b0bktw5y)

Get Carter: The Bloody Chamber 00:45 MON (b0bktw5y)

Going To Pieces In The Box 14:30 THU (b00p61zg)

Going To Pieces In The Box 02:30 FRI (b00p61zg)

Golden Hill by Francis Spufford (Omnibus) 06:00 SUN (b08s2zzh)

Golden Hill by Francis Spufford 02:00 SAT (b08r34m1)

Great Lives 07:30 SAT (b08mb1g4)

Great Lives 17:30 SAT (b08mb1g4)

Great Lives 05:30 SUN (b08mb1g4)

Great Lives 18:30 THU (b01mqpgh)

Great Lives 00:30 FRI (b01mqpgh)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:00 WED (b00t1bnk)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:00 WED (b00t1bnk)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:00 WED (b00t1bnk)

Hercule Poirot 06:00 SAT (b007qmt9)

Hercule Poirot 16:00 SAT (b007qmt9)

Hercule Poirot 04:00 SUN (b007qmt9)

In Our Time - Animal Farm 16:30 SUN (b07wgkz4)

In Our Time - Animal Farm 04:30 MON (b07wgkz4)

Inheritance Tracks 07:10 SUN (b07cc7md)

Inheritance Tracks 11:50 SUN (b07cc7md)

Inheritance Tracks 19:50 SUN (b07cc7md)

Inheritance Tracks 11:50 MON (m000z0b7)

Inheritance Tracks 14:50 MON (m000z0b7)

Inheritance Tracks 21:50 MON (m000z0b7)

Inheritance Tracks 02:50 TUE (m000z0b7)

Innes Own World 14:00 SAT (b0170r0p)

Innes Own World 02:00 SUN (b0170r0p)

Innes Own World 23:30 WED (b0178mxy)

Inspector Purbright - Charity Ends at Home 01:30 SAT (b007jsnz)

Inspector Purbright - Charity Ends at Home 06:30 MON (b007jtd5)

Inspector Purbright - Charity Ends at Home 13:30 MON (b007jtd5)

Inspector Purbright - Charity Ends at Home 20:30 MON (b007jtd5)

Inspector Purbright - Charity Ends at Home 01:30 TUE (b007jtd5)

Inspector Purbright - Charity Ends at Home 06:30 TUE (b007jtdj)

Inspector Purbright - Charity Ends at Home 13:30 TUE (b007jtdj)

Inspector Purbright - Charity Ends at Home 20:30 TUE (b007jtdj)

Inspector Purbright - Charity Ends at Home 01:30 WED (b007jtdj)

Inspector Purbright - Charity Ends at Home 06:30 WED (b007jtdt)

Inspector Purbright - Charity Ends at Home 13:30 WED (b007jtdt)

Inspector Purbright - Charity Ends at Home 20:30 WED (b007jtdt)

Inspector Purbright - Charity Ends at Home 01:30 THU (b007jtdt)

It's Your Round 09:00 MON (b00yjs4p)

It's Your Round 16:00 MON (b00yjs4p)

It's Your Round 04:00 TUE (b00yjs4p)

Jane Austen 02:15 SAT (b085b9t1)

Jane Austen 07:20 SUN (b0868bq6)

Jane Austen 14:15 MON (b085t3f6)

Jane Austen 02:15 TUE (b085t3f6)

Jane Austen 14:15 TUE (b085tqk0)

Jane Austen 02:15 WED (b085tqk0)

Jane Austen 14:15 WED (b085x6mp)

Jane Austen 02:15 THU (b085x6mp)

Jane Austen 14:15 THU (b085xpzh)

Jane Austen 02:15 FRI (b085xpzh)

Jane Austen 14:15 FRI (b085yyzf)

John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme 12:30 SUN (b09m1663)

John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme 17:30 SUN (b09m1663)

John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme 22:00 SUN (b09m1663)

John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme 05:30 MON (b09m1663)

Jonathan Hall - The Midnight House 18:00 SUN (b0076xfv)

Jonathan Hall - The Midnight House 00:00 MON (b0076xfv)

Josh Howie's Losing It 23:00 SUN (b07v0hnp)

Keeping On Keeping On by Alan Bennett 14:00 MON (b07zyg5p)

Keeping On Keeping On by Alan Bennett 02:00 TUE (b07zyg5p)

Keeping On Keeping On by Alan Bennett 14:00 TUE (b080k4zr)

Keeping On Keeping On by Alan Bennett 02:00 WED (b080k4zr)

Keeping On Keeping On by Alan Bennett 14:00 WED (b080k4x7)

Keeping On Keeping On by Alan Bennett 02:00 THU (b080k4x7)

Keeping On Keeping On by Alan Bennett 14:00 THU (b080j3fk)

Keeping On Keeping On by Alan Bennett 02:00 FRI (b080j3fk)

Keeping On Keeping On by Alan Bennett 14:00 FRI (b080j3fp)

Life: An Idiot's Guide 23:30 SUN (b01pw39f)

Lip Service 09:30 MON (m000z0b2)

Lip Service 16:30 MON (m000z0b2)

Lip Service 04:30 TUE (m000z0b2)

Marcy Kahan - Killing Katerina 10:00 FRI (m0001csh)

Marcy Kahan - Killing Katerina 15:00 FRI (m0001csh)

Mark Billingham's Rule Book of Crime 09:00 SAT (b01r19jd)

Mark Billingham's Rule Book of Crime 19:00 SAT (b01r19jd)

Mark Tavener - High Table, Lower Orders 06:00 TUE (b00h8qls)

Mark Tavener - High Table, Lower Orders 13:00 TUE (b00h8qls)

Mark Tavener - High Table, Lower Orders 20:00 TUE (b00h8qls)

Mark Tavener - High Table, Lower Orders 01:00 WED (b00h8qls)

Mark Tavener - High Table, Lower Orders 06:00 WED (m00016c8)

Mark Tavener - High Table, Lower Orders 13:00 WED (m00016c8)

Mark Tavener - High Table, Lower Orders 20:00 WED (m00016c8)

Mark Tavener - High Table, Lower Orders 01:00 THU (m00016c8)

Mark Tavener - High Table, Lower Orders 06:00 THU (b00h91l0)

Mark Tavener - High Table, Lower Orders 13:00 THU (b00h91l0)

Mark Tavener - High Table, Lower Orders 20:00 THU (b00h91l0)

Mark Tavener - High Table, Lower Orders 01:00 FRI (b00h91l0)

Mark Tavener - High Table, Lower Orders 06:00 FRI (b00h9t26)

Mark Tavener - High Table, Lower Orders 13:00 FRI (b00h9t26)

Mark Tavener - High Table, Lower Orders 20:00 FRI (b00h9t26)

Mark Watson Makes the World Substantially Better 23:30 TUE (b00db05r)

Masterpiece - Animal Farm 14:30 MON (m000z0b9)

Masterpiece - Animal Farm 02:30 TUE (m000z0b9)

Michael Frayn's Magic Mobile 05:30 SAT (m000j2rl)

Michael Frayn's Magic Mobile 07:30 FRI (m000j94k)

Michael Frayn's Magic Mobile 17:30 FRI (m000j94k)

Michael Frayn's Magic Mobile 22:00 FRI (m000j94k)

Multi Story Shorts 10:45 SUN (m000yykt)

Multi Story Shorts 21:45 SUN (m000yykt)

Multi Story Shorts 11:45 THU (m000yykt)

Multi Story Shorts 21:45 THU (m000yykt)

My Teenage Diary 07:30 WED (m000ysn5)

My Teenage Diary 17:30 WED (m000ysn5)

My Teenage Diary 22:00 WED (m000ysn5)

My Teenage Diary 05:30 THU (m000ysn5)

No Commitments 08:30 WED (b007k1sk)

No Commitments 12:30 WED (b007k1sk)

No Commitments 19:30 WED (b007k1sk)

Not in Front of the Children 09:00 SUN (b08f0q27)

Off the Page 00:30 SAT (b00wlgjc)

Off the Page 18:30 FRI (b011jvyx)

Old Harry's Game 23:00 FRI (b00w0d8p)

One Day In... Leeds West Indian Carnival 14:30 WED (b04jm9n3)

One Day In... Leeds West Indian Carnival 02:30 THU (b04jm9n3)

Party's Over 23:00 MON (m000yvb0)

Party's Over 09:00 TUE (m000yvb0)

Podcast Radio Hour 11:00 FRI (m000z1bj)

Podcast Radio Hour 21:00 FRI (m000z1bj)

Poetry Extra 12:00 SUN (m000yyl2)

Poetry Extra 17:00 SUN (m000yyl2)

Poetry Extra 05:00 MON (m000yyl2)

Poets' Tree 22:45 THU (b00snx7d)

Political Animals 22:30 THU (b03lrzjw)

Radio 9 23:00 WED (b04hkfq5)

Recorded for Training Purposes 23:30 MON (b00h8x2m)

Ross Noble Goes Global 15:30 SAT (b007jvrg)

Ross Noble Goes Global 22:00 SAT (b007jvs3)

Ross Noble Goes Global 03:30 SUN (b007jvrg)

Rum Bunch 12:30 SAT (b08nqkrp)

Rum Bunch 07:00 THU (b08pfq3j)

Rum Bunch 17:00 THU (b08pfq3j)

Rum Bunch 05:00 FRI (b08pfq3j)

Sara Pascoe: The Modern Monkey 14:30 SAT (b09v3fdy)

Sara Pascoe: The Modern Monkey 02:30 SUN (b09v3fdy)

Semi Circles 08:30 FRI (b007jtw6)

Semi Circles 12:30 FRI (b007jtw6)

Semi Circles 19:30 FRI (b007jtw6)

Short Cuts 18:30 WED (m000c4q7)

Short Cuts 00:30 THU (m000c4q7)

Sisters 22:30 SUN (b08wn2jr)

Smelling of Roses 08:30 SAT (b00qh0ls)

Snap 09:30 WED (b012h9lq)

Snap 16:30 WED (b012h9lq)

Snap 04:30 THU (b012h9lq)

Soul Music 18:30 TUE (b01mqp1r)

Soul Music 00:30 WED (b01mqp1r)

Stand-Up Specials 07:30 THU (m000rv7y)

Stand-Up Specials 17:30 THU (m000rv7y)

Stand-Up Specials 22:00 THU (m000rv7y)

Stand-Up Specials 05:30 FRI (m000rv7y)

Steptoe and Son 08:00 MON (b007jnjq)

Steptoe and Son 12:00 MON (b007jnjq)

Steptoe and Son 19:00 MON (b007jnjq)

Steve Penk's Radio Nightmares 11:00 WED (m000hwfc)

Steve Penk's Radio Nightmares 21:00 WED (m000hwfc)

TED Radio Hour 11:00 MON (m000z0b5)

TED Radio Hour 21:00 MON (m000z0b5)

Terry Alderton: More Crazy Now 22:45 FRI (b083pfmr)

The Brothers 09:30 TUE (b00p6b1t)

The Brothers 16:30 TUE (b00p6b1t)

The Brothers 04:30 WED (b00p6b1t)

The Food Quiz 04:00 SAT (b0076gyp)

The Food Quiz 09:00 FRI (b0728z3b)

The Food Quiz 16:00 FRI (b0728z3b)

The Goon Show 08:00 TUE (b007jr24)

The Goon Show 12:00 TUE (b007jr24)

The Goon Show 19:00 TUE (b007jr24)

The Great Scott 03:00 SAT (b048jcg0)

The Great Scott 10:00 MON (b0495nlb)

The Great Scott 15:00 MON (b0495nlb)

The Great Scott 03:00 TUE (b0495nlb)

The Great Scott 10:00 TUE (b063yqqs)

The Great Scott 15:00 TUE (b063yqqs)

The Great Scott 03:00 WED (b063yqqs)

The Great Scott 10:00 WED (b064xbpk)

The Great Scott 15:00 WED (b064xbpk)

The Great Scott 03:00 THU (b064xbpk)

The Great Scott 10:00 THU (b065s7hp)

The Great Scott 15:00 THU (b065s7hp)

The Great Scott 03:00 FRI (b065s7hp)

The House 01:00 SAT (m000yv70)

The House 06:00 MON (m000z0b0)

The House 13:00 MON (m000z0b0)

The House 20:00 MON (m000z0b0)

The House 01:00 TUE (m000z0b0)

The John Moloney Show 22:30 FRI (b091w6ks)

The Lawrence Sweeney Mix 23:00 SAT (b008vbbw)

The Moth Radio Hour 11:00 SUN (m000yyky)

The Moth Radio Hour 19:00 SUN (m000yyky)

The Museum of Everything 23:00 THU (b007k17t)

The Navy Lark 08:00 THU (b007jngd)

The Navy Lark 12:00 THU (b007jngd)

The Navy Lark 19:00 THU (b007jngd)

The Pin 23:45 SAT (b07vs3n6)

The Problem With Adam Bloom 22:45 WED (b00gswf0)

The Rest is History 16:00 TUE (b078wsdl)

The Rest is History 04:00 WED (b078wsdl)

The Stationery Cupboard 14:30 FRI (b01cks4c)

The Tim Vine Chat Show 07:00 TUE (b0bfydgm)

The Tim Vine Chat Show 17:00 TUE (b0bfydgm)

The Tim Vine Chat Show 05:00 WED (b0bfydgm)

The Unbelievable Truth 07:30 MON (m000ytph)

The Unbelievable Truth 17:30 MON (m000ytph)

The Unbelievable Truth 22:00 MON (m000ytph)

The Unbelievable Truth 05:30 TUE (m000ytph)

The Wilsons Save the World 05:00 SAT (m000360d)

The Wilsons Save the World 09:30 SUN (m000360d)

The Wilsons Save the World 07:00 FRI (m0003cnp)

The Wilsons Save the World 17:00 FRI (m0003cnp)

The Wordsmiths at Gorsemere 08:30 MON (b007jskt)

The Wordsmiths at Gorsemere 12:30 MON (b007jskt)

The Wordsmiths at Gorsemere 19:30 MON (b007jskt)

Think the Unthinkable 23:30 FRI (b00cttcm)

Tim FitzHigham: The Gambler 07:00 MON (b05r3z49)

Tim FitzHigham: The Gambler 17:00 MON (b05r3z49)

Tim FitzHigham: The Gambler 05:00 TUE (b05r3z49)

To the Manor Born 04:30 SAT (b007jm7w)

Trollope 02:30 SAT (b03qf7r5)

We've Been Here Before 12:00 SAT (b007r3dd)

We've Been Here Before 09:00 THU (b007s945)

We've Been Here Before 16:00 THU (b007s945)

We've Been Here Before 04:00 FRI (b007s945)

Whispers 08:00 SAT (b00bzrmj)

Whispers 09:00 WED (b007k2zk)

Whispers 16:00 WED (b007k2zk)

Whispers 04:00 THU (b007k2zk)

Who Killed Zebedee? by Wilkie Collins 06:30 THU (b007jq0p)

Who Killed Zebedee? by Wilkie Collins 13:30 THU (b007jq0p)

Who Killed Zebedee? by Wilkie Collins 20:30 THU (b007jq0p)

Who Killed Zebedee? by Wilkie Collins 01:30 FRI (b007jq0p)

Who Killed Zebedee? by Wilkie Collins 06:30 FRI (b007jq12)

Who Killed Zebedee? by Wilkie Collins 13:30 FRI (b007jq12)

Who Killed Zebedee? by Wilkie Collins 20:30 FRI (b007jq12)

Will Smith's Midlife Crisis Management 15:00 SAT (b00g0536)

Will Smith's Midlife Crisis Management 03:00 SUN (b00g0536)

Will Smith's Midlife Crisis Management 22:30 MON (b00g3dcp)

William Gibson - Pattern Recognition 00:00 SAT (b007k21k)

Winston 08:30 TUE (b007ylvk)

Winston 12:30 TUE (b007ylvk)

Winston 19:30 TUE (b007ylvk)

Yevgeny Zamyatin - We 18:00 SAT (b0076l5v)

Yevgeny Zamyatin - We 00:00 SUN (b0076l5v)