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SATURDAY 02 OCTOBER 2021

SAT 00:00 The Price of Fear (b007jmcf)
Blind Man's Bluff

Vincent Price's tells of an eerie passenger who joins him on a train that's heading west.

Written by William Ingram.

The legendary film actor introduces tales of horror and mystery.

With:

Freddie Jones
Geoffrey Collins

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in October 1975.


SAT 00:30 Off the Page (b01292v7)
The Games People Play

George Bernard Shaw reckoned that we don't stop playing because we're old, but we grow old because we forget to play.

Putting that idea to test are David Goldblatt, author of ‘The Ball is Round’; Helen Bentley, one of the organisers of Igfest in Bristol - the Interesting Games Festival; and the man behind ‘The Importance of Being Trivial’, Mark Mason.

Are we really as playful as we like to think, and what does our choice of game say about us ?

Presented by Dominic Arkwright.

Producer: Miles Warde

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2011.


SAT 01:00 The Price of Silence (m00100hb)
9. The Price

Old Petrushka, last of the old guard, is dead. What will Russia do next? Who will win the deadly game of "nuclear poker" ?

And what does General Locke have in store for Maxon and Jaqueline?

Starring Ian Hendry and Toby Robins.

Conclusion of Stephen Barlay's Cold War nuclear thriller.

Maxon .... Ian Hendry
Jacqueline .... Toby Robins
the Nachalnik .... Paul Hardwick
Locke .... Alan Tilvern
Nadia .... Zhivlla Roche
Gloucester/Wennstrom .... Nigel Graham
Reporter ... Brett Usher
Stewardess .... Alex Marshall
Beryov .... Peter Gale
Captain .... Stuart Milligan

Music composed and played by Ed Welch (piano) with Ron Aspery (Sax).

Director: Peter King.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1983.


SAT 01:30 Raffles (b007jngf)
Series 3

The Knees of the Gods

Raffles and Bunny leave England to fight for queen and country in the South African war. For one of them there will be no return...

Starring Jeremy Clyde and Michael Cochrane.

The adventures of cricketer and gentleman thief, Arthur J Raffles, and his chronicler, Harry ‘Bunny’ Manders.

Written by EW Hornung and dramatised by Olwen Wymark.

AJ Raffles …. Jeremy Clyde
'Bunny' Manders …. Michael Cochrane
Connal …. Sean Barrett
The General …. Peter Penry-Jones
Bellingham …. Eric Allan
Mrs Fisher …. Gudrun Ure
The soldiers were played by Nicholas Murchie, Keith Drinkel, Peter Murphy and John Webb

Signature tune composed by Jim Parker.

Director: Gordon House

A BBC Radio 4/BBC World Service production first broadcast in June 1992.


SAT 02:00 Into the Water by Paula Hawkins (b08pgsx2)
Episode 10

The truth behind the deaths of the women in ‘The Drowning Pool’ is revealed, shattering the lives of Beckford’s residents.

Will the village ever be the same again?

Conclusion of Paula Hawkins' addictive novel of psychological suspense.

Jules ...... Sian Brooke
Lena ...... Lily Loveless
Erin ...... Sarah Ridgeway
Sean ...... Bryan Dick
Helen ...... Natasha Little
Patrick ...... Sean Baker
Louise ...... Elizabeth Berrington
Nickie ...... Lynda Baron

Abridged by Doreen Estall.

Producer: Gemma McMullan

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2017.


SAT 02:15 Amanda Whittington - The Dock, Nuremberg (m00109wh)
Episode 5

In January 1946, aged 68, renowned artist Dame Laura Knight takes a life-changing commission as war artist to the Nuremberg Trials.

In a break from painting the Trial, Dame Laura explores the city of Nuremberg.

She meets citizens who have lost everything in the bombing and visits the stadium where Hitler addressed 500,000 people, now home to a baseball team.

Written by Amanda Whittington - based on the diaries of Dame Laura Knight, whose painting 'The Dock' has become a classic image of the Nazi War Crime Trials.

Dame Laura Knight ...... Diana Quick
Peter Casson ...... Gunnar Cauthery
Penny Ayres ...... Kate Sobey
William Dean ...... Patrick Keeler
French Prosecutor ...... Mark Meadows

Director: Mary Ward-Lowery

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2014.


SAT 02:30 Small Presses, Big Ideas (b008j8vq)
Anyone with a verse and the price of a stamp can rub stanzas with the greats thanks to small-circulation poetry magazines.

Phill Jupitus visits Liverpool starting at the News From Nowhere bookshop and the Manchester Literature Festival, to find out why these have been so important - and what it is that inspires the people who create them.

Producer Geoff Bird

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2007.


SAT 03:00 Charles Dickens (b007k02r)
The Mystery of Edwin Drood

5. Redress

The man who Jasper believes killed Edwin, Neville Landless, has been found stabbed to death.

But Datchery has a plan...

Conclusion of Charles Dickens's unfinished book completed by Leon Garfield.

Starring Ian Holm and Gareth Thomas.

Dramatised by David Buck.

John Jasper …. Ian Holm
Rev. Chrisparkle …. Gareth Thomas
Deputy …. Susan Sheridan
Miss Twinkleton …. Margaret Courtenay
Rosa Bud …. Moir Leslie
Grewgious …. John Gabriel
Sapsea …. Timothy Alock
Durdles …. Gordon Gostelow
1st Constable …. David Goudge
2nd Constable …. Simon Treves
Helena Landless …. Helena Breck
Datchery …. John Moffatt
Mrs Tope …. Anna Cropper
Tartar …. Michael Cochrane
Bazzard …. John Samson
Judge …. David King
Durdles …. Gordon Gostelow
Crisparkle's Mother …. Hilda Kriseman
Sapsea …. Timothy Alcock
Mrs MacSiddons …. Anne Jameson
Doctor …. Michael Cox

Pianist: Nicholas Kok

Director: Gordon House

A BBC Radio 4/BBC World Service co-production first broadcast in June 1990.


SAT 04:00 The Food Quiz (b0076tgx)
Series 3

From 14/09/2005

Journalist and food critic, Jay Rayner puts four gastronomes through their culinary paces.

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Marguerite Patten, Henrietta Green and Matthew Thorpe get set for a good grilling.

Can they establish: the components of a classic Bouquet Garni?; after whom the pizza Margherita is named?; and which 1980s diet featured an awful lot of pineapple?

Producer: Dixi Stewart

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2005.


SAT 04:30 Clare in the Community (b008cy0w)
Series 1

Adoption

The social worker gets noisy new neighbours - but what is her rich sister Emma after?

Clare Barker the social worker who has all the right jargon but never a practical solution.

A control freak, Clare likes nothing better than interfering in other people's lives on both a professional and personal basis. Clare is in her 30s, white, middle class and heterosexual, all of which are occasional causes of discomfort to her.

Clare continually struggles to control both her professional and private life

In today's Big Society there are plenty of challenges out there for an involved, caring social worker. Or even Clare.

Written by Harry Venning and David Ramsden.

Starring Sally Phillips and Alex Lowe.

Clare ...... Sally Phillips
Brian ..... Alex Lowe

With:

Richard Lumsden
Gemma Craven
Ellen Thomas
Nina Conti
Andrew Wincott
Nicholas Boulton
Helen Longworth

Producer: Katie Tyrell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2004.


SAT 05:00 On the Rocks (b05tkllr)
Series 2

Sirens

It's 1938 and with all this talk of looming war, GPO man Frank Gunwallow returns to see if all is still in order at the St. Martin's Post Office.

The return of Christopher William Hill's comedy set on a remote island of the Isles of Scilly.

War seems inevitable, but the islanders have their own battles to contend with, stuck on a rock flung 27 miles out into the Atlantic with only their natural grit and gallows humour to see them through.

Frank Gunwallow ..... Joseph Kloska
Morwenna-May ..... Alex Tregear
Tommy Trenear ..... Stuart Fox
Ben ..... Alex Palmer
Mary ..... Bec Applebee
Len ..... Ed Gaughan

Director: Mary Peate

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2015.


SAT 05:30 Stand-Up Specials (m00100hd)
Jessica Fostekew: Powerhouse

Absolute powershed Jessica Fostekew explores her big strong strength.

Have you ever watched a feminist try and take ‘hench’ as a compliment? It’s like watching a snake eat, but funny. In this show, Jess extols the joys of weightlifting, decries the pressures put on women by the diet industry and explores the evolutionary advantage of having legs like a prize ham.

Powerhouse is adapted for BBC Radio 4 from Jessica's 2019 Dave's Edinburgh Comedy Award nominated show, Hench.

Written and Performed by Jessica Fostekew
Production Coordinator: Tamara Shilham
Producer: Lyndsay Fenner

Photo credit: Idil Sukan

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.


SAT 06:00 Enid Bagnold - The Chalk Garden (b04lt2dr)
Living in the past amid the fading glories of her Sussex garden, Mrs St. Maugham rules a household no less eccentric than herself.

The arrival of a new companion brings order and a degree of sanity to this gently ridiculous entourage, but what secret lurks behind the careful composure of the mysterious Miss Madrigal?

Dame Edith Evans stars in Enid Bagnold comedy-drama.

Dramatised by Margaret Etall.

Mrs St Maugham …. Dame Edith Evans
Miss Madrigal …. Mary Morris
The Judge …. Cecil Parker
Laurel …. Angela Pleasance
Olivia …. Nicolette Bernard
Nurse …. Maureen Beck
Maitland …. Ian Thompson
Narrator …. John Pullen

Author and playwright Enid Bagnold also wrote ‘National Velvet’ and ‘The Amorous Ghost’.

Producer: Archie Campbell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1968.


SAT 07:30 Great Lives (b08r1vbd)
Series 42

Peter Williams of Jack Wills chooses Steve Jobs

Peter Williams - founder of British retail chain, Jack Wills - nominates Steve Jobs as his great life.

For Williams, despite the fact that Steve Jobs was an abrasive and difficult person, it was his ability to predict what people wanted. It was his Apple products that have touched the lives of so many people world wide and for Peter it's his gadgets that have changed our attitudes to technology.

To help Peter Williams make his case, he is joined by Luke Dormehl, technology journalist and author of The Apple Revolution.

Presenter: Matthew Parris

Producer: Perminder Khatkar.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2017.


SAT 08:00 The Motion Show (m0007d5h)
Series 5

Episode 2

From life beginning at 50 to banning windows.

Graeme Garden hosts the comedy debating show.

With;

Gyles Brandreth
Miles Jupp
Matthew Taylor
Jo Caulfield

Producer: Jane Berthoud

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2002.


SAT 08:30 Snap (b013fct0)
Series 3

Episode 6

Molly's surprise pregnancy makes Doug to do something neither of them ever expected...

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

Molly …. Rebecca Lacey
Doug …. Paul Venables
Kaz …. Soumaya Keynes
Ryan …. Jessie Sullivan
Annie …. Marlene Sidaway
Dawn …. Robin Weaver
Raymond …. Jonathan Tafler
Ansel ...... Richard Firth

Producer: David Ian Neville

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2005.


SAT 09:00 Some of Our Archives Were Missing with Stuart Maconie (b0089b35)
Stuart Maconie presents a selection of classic programmes once thought lost forever, but now returned to the BBC's vaults - thanks to attentive radio fans:

* It Sticks Out Half A Mile - PILOT
Starring Arthur Lowe and John Le Mesurier (19/07/1981)

* Hush, Hush, Here Comes The Bolshie Man
Starring Roy Kinnear, James Beck, Joan Hickson, Henry McGee and David Jason (14/03/1971)

* Thirty Minute Theatre: The Green Machine
Starring Tony Robinson (23/04/1975)

* Story Time: Eye Witness Accounts - The Great Fire Of London
With John Gabriel and Peter Pratt (20/01/1970)

* Things Could Be Worse
Starring Harry Worth (15/09/1976)

* The Worst Show On The Wireless
Starring Eddie Braben, Bill Pertwee and Alison Steadman (12/02/1975)

The BBC's Treasure Hunt initiative of the early noughties focussed its efforts on missing radio and TV shows first broadcast prior to 1980.

It was an invitation to collectors, fans and even former BBC staff who might have possessed domestic recordings of missing comedies and dramas. Among other gems, a missing episode of The Likely Lads was returned. An eclectic collection of radio curios made it's way home – some of them shared in this programme.

Producer: Martin Dempsey

Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in May 2004.


SAT 12:00 The Write Stuff (b0076yq7)
Series 9

Alan Bennett

James Walton quizzes the panel in the literary quiz show.

Team captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh welcome guests Michèle Roberts and Harry Ritchie.

Author of the Week and subject for pastiche is Alan Bennett.

Reader: Beth Chalmers.

Producer Katie Marsden

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2006.


SAT 12:30 Man at the Helm (b07wt9c4)
Episode 1

Nina Stibbe’s comic novel set in 1970s Leicestershire about the madcap schemes of three kids to cheer up their recently divorced mum Elizabeth.

Struggling to cope, she's taken to drinking and compulsive playwriting – neither of which impresses villagers already deeply suspicious of an attractive divorcee. Top of their list is to find her a new man in the hope that it will appease the hostile locals.

Adapted in four-parts by Amanda Whittington.

Lizzie ….. Eloise Webb
Amy….. Fern Deacon
Little Jack ….. Ben Barker
Elizabeth ….. Amanda Hale
Mr Lomax ….. Jason Barnett
Dad ….. James Lailey
Mrs Longlady ….. Elizabeth Bennett
Mrs Worth ….. Adie Allen

Director: Gemma Jenkins

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2016.


SAT 13:00 Pieces of Britney (p09mw62b)
5. Chaotic

Pandora Sykes navigates the media narratives around Britney, once she gets married and has kids.

In this eight-part series for BBC Radio 4, Pandora traces Britney’s incredible life: from her hardscrabble childhood in rural Louisiana, to her coronation as the inaugural pop princess of the internet, navigating an insatiable celebrity gossip complex; through to a young mother on trial by the paparazzi.

Britney is a pop culture phenomenon. Pandora looks behind that mask - and beyond Britney herself - to explore how Britney became the most Googled person in the world, for almost 7 years, and what it says, both then and now, about the entertainment industry, politics, sex and how we see women in the public eye.

Britney’s public struggles saw her placed in a conservatorship, in which she lost the right to control her finances and day to day life. Thirteen years later, and she is in court, pleading for this controversial legal arrangement to end. We look at how Britney has been transformed from girl-next-door teen sensation to pop music’s Rapunzel, trapped in a supposedly rotten system.

Pieces of Britney mixes documentary, archive and interviews to tell Britney’s remarkable story. It also features drama, written by playwright Katie Hims, to bring Britney and her extraordinary world to life.

Pieces of Britney is a sympathetic portrayal of Britney, during a time of cultural reappraisal about how we treat women - famous, or otherwise.

Episode 5 Cast:

Britney . . . . . Samantha Dakin
Kevin . . . . . Joseph Ayre
Lynne . . . . . Laurel Lefkow
Other parts played by Paul Chahidi, Julianna Jennings and Elinor Coleman

Sound design by Peter Ringrose
Produced by Sasha Yevtushenko and Anne Isger


SAT 13:55 Inheritance Tracks (m0010206)
Frankie Bridge

The former Saturdays singer inherits Marvin Gaye's 'I Heard it Through the Grapevine' and passes on Bobby McFerrin's 'Don't Worry Be Happy'.

First broadcast on 'Saturday Live' in August 2021.


SAT 14:00 Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section (b01d51th)
Series 1

With David O'Doherty

Comedian Alex Horne and his 5 piece band give us a latin lesson as they ponder the language that unifies us all.

Guest comedian David O Doherty takes us for a noisy ride in the 'quiet carriage'.

The Band:

Trumpet/banjo .... Joe Auckland
Saxophone/clarinet ....Mark Brown
Double Bass/Bass .... Will Collier
Drums and Percussion .... Ben Reynolds
Piano/keyboard .... Joe Stilgoe

Special guest: David O'Doherty

Producer: Julia McKenzie

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2012.


SAT 14:30 Revolting People (b00w48m7)
Series 4

Ezekiel is Kidnapped

Samuel's pompous son-in-law, Ezekiel, is kidnapped by a rebel militia.

Can anyone be bothered to rescue him?

Sitcom set just before the American War of Independence.

Written by Andy Hamilton and Jay Tarses.

McGurk ...... Andy Hamilton
Samuel ...... Jay Tarses
Joshua ...... Tony Maudsley
Mary ...... Julia Hills
Ezekiel ...... Hugh Dennis
Captain Brimshaw ...... James Fleet

With Philip Pope and Michael Fenton Stevens

Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2006.


SAT 15:00 The Sofa of Time (b00hwyq7)
There's Gravy in My Locker

Milford and Parker get sacked and as they are clearing out their lockers they fall into the magical world of Gravy...

There Milford is regarded as the chosen one who has come at last to save the people from the emperor warlock Raamen Bod who plans to find the sofa and use it for evil purposes.

The epic and timeless tale of two men and their quest to find "The Sofa of Time", the most magical and powerful item of furniture in the entire universe.

It is said that those who sit on the sofa can be transported to anywhere and anytime.

Written by and starring Nick Frost and Matt King.

Milford ...... Matt King
Parker ...... Nick Frost
Marmite ...... Mark Heap
Raamen Bod ...... Peter Serafinowcz

With Kevin Eldon, Janei Anderson and Daisy Jones

Producer: Mario Stylianides

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2002.


SAT 15:30 Mark Thomas Presents (b0076w2p)
The Firesign Theatre

The Firesign Theatre make their first British appearance for many years at the London Comedy Store.

Since the mid 1960s, the four-man comedy troupe has been one of the best kept secrets in American comedy.

With shades of Monty Python and The Goon Show, they grew out of a free-form radio show in California. The Firesign Theatre went on to produce a series of comedy albums which became cult favourites, in which they combined satire with parodies of popular culture and classic drama.

Expect political comment, a virtuoso range of comic voices, and plenty of verbal ingenuity.

Series in which Mark Thomas introduces iconic American comedy performers.

Producer: Paul Bajoria

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2005.


SAT 16:00 Enid Bagnold - The Chalk Garden (b04lt2dr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 Great Lives (b08r1vbd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SAT 18:00 The Prisoner (m0001x21)
Series 1

2. The Chimes of Big Ben - Part 2/2

Number 6 takes Number 8 to be a kindred spirit and, together, they plan an audacious escape from The Village.

The original seventeen episode TV series of The Prisoner created intrigue and controversy in equal measure when it first aired in the UK in 1967. In a taut psychological spy thriller the main character, dehumanised as ‘Number 6’, has committed no crime, save for having resigned from some unspecified branch of the British Secret Service. His prison is a heavily guarded coastal village.

Under constant surveillance, Number 6 can trust no-one and relentlessly works to establish who his captors are, a seemingly impossible task when the most senior figure he encounters – Number 2 – changes frequently.

Number 6 …. Mark Elstob
Number 2 …. Michael Cochrane
Number 8 …. Kristina Buikaite
The Village Voice …. Helen Goldwyn
Danvers …. Barnaby Edwards
The Conductor …. Nicholas Briggs
Other parts played by members of the cast.

Music: Jamie Robertson

Script Editor: Jamie Anderson.

Written and directed by Nicholas Briggs.

A Big Finish Production - based on the classic ITV series.


SAT 18:40 The Cat Jumps by Elizabeth Bowen (b08dd69z)
Harold and Jocelyn buy Rose Hill.

The last occupier was another Harold - and he murdered his wife...

Anna Massey reads Elizabeth Bowen's short story.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1988.


SAT 19:00 Some of Our Archives Were Missing with Stuart Maconie (b0089b35)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section (b01dgh8t)
Series 1

Nick Helm

What is the relationship between man and dog and dinosaurs and puns?

Comedian Alex Horne is joined by his own 5 piece jazz band for music and comedy.

With Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Nick Helm.

Host .... Alex Horne
Trumpet/banjo .... Joe Auckland
Saxophone/clarinet ....Mark Brown
Double Bass/Bass .... Will Collier
Drums and Percussion .... Ben Reynolds
Piano/keyboard .... Joe Stilgoe
Guest performer ....Nick Helm

Producer: Julia McKenzie

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2012.


SAT 22:30 Elvenquest (b01r9crh)
Series 4

The Great Escape

The Questers discover the Sword of Asnagar but no sooner has Amis had time to wield it than they fall into one of Lord Darkness' evil traps and are marched off to the most escape-proof prison camp in all of Lower Earth.

Meanwhile, with the Sword of Asnagar finally in his hands, Lord Darkness will soon be declared supreme Ruler and commander of the Forces of Evil. But first, he has to organise a festival...

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

Sam ...... Stephen Mangan
Vidar ...... Darren Boyd
Dean/Kreech ...... Kevin Eldon
Amis/The Vet/Grunter ...... Dave Lamb
Lord Darkness ...... Alistair McGowan
Penthiselea ...... Ingrid Oliver
Penthiselea's Mother ...... Louise Delamere
Bunny ...... Mike Wozniak

Producer: Sam Michell.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2013.


SAT 23:00 The Curried Goat Show (b007k4h6)
Episode 3

A yuppie new recruit is shown around the company office of share dealers Buxton and Palmer.

And who’s won the 'give up smoking' competition?

Sketch-bonanza written by and starring Dan Gaster, Will Ing and Ben Silburn.

With special guest: Susie Blake

Music from The Big Buzzard Boogie Band.

Producer: Maria Esposito.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in January 1998.


SAT 23:30 Cowards (b00fbkz5)
Series 2

Episode 1

Step inside the strange and happy world of the Cowards.

The return of the sketch comedy with a comic slant on human frailties

Written by and starring:

Tom Basden
Stefan Golaszewski
Tim Key
Lloyd Woolf

Producer: Victoria Lloyd

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2008.



SUNDAY 03 OCTOBER 2021

SUN 00:00 The Prisoner (m0001x21)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 00:40 The Cat Jumps by Elizabeth Bowen (b08dd69z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:40 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 Pieces of Britney (p09mw62b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Saturday]


SUN 01:55 Inheritance Tracks (m0010206)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:55 on Saturday]


SUN 02:00 Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section (b01d51th)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:30 Revolting People (b00w48m7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Saturday]


SUN 03:00 The Sofa of Time (b00hwyq7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:00 on Saturday]


SUN 03:30 Mark Thomas Presents (b0076w2p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:30 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 Enid Bagnold - The Chalk Garden (b04lt2dr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 Great Lives (b08r1vbd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 Into the Water by Paula Hawkins (Omnibus) (b08qg0qp)
Episode 2

Following the vandalism of Mark Henderson’s house, Josh and Lena are interviewed by the police.

However the questions soon turn to a secret they have both been keeping...

Author of 'The Girl on the Train' - Paula Hawkins' addictive novel of psychological suspense.

A single mother turns up dead at the bottom of the river that runs through town. Earlier in the summer, a vulnerable teenage girl met the same fate. They are not the first women lost to these dark waters, but their deaths disturb the river and its history, dredging up secrets long submerged.

Left behind is a lonely fifteen-year-old girl. Parentless and friendless, she now finds herself in the care of her mother's sister, a fearful stranger who has been dragged back to the place she deliberately ran from-a place to which she vowed she'd never return.

Beware a calm surface-you never know what lies beneath.

Omnibus of the last five of ten episodes.

Jules ...... Sian Brooke
Lena ...... Lily Loveless
Nickie ...... Lynda Baron
Sean ...... Bryan Dick
Patrick ...... Sean Baker
Helen ...... Natasha Little

Abridged by Doreen Estall.

Producer: Gemma McMullan

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2017


SUN 07:10 Inheritance Tracks (b092g86g)
Anthony Horowitz

Writer Anthony Horowitz inherits 'Live and Let Die' by Paul McCartney and Wings, and chooses to pass on 'Cabaret' by Liza Minnelli.


SUN 07:20 Amanda Whittington - The Dock, Nuremberg (Omnibus) (b03szf9m)
Writing the Century is an ongoing series of dramas reflecting on the 20th Century through diaries and letters.

In January 1946, at the age of 68, renowned artist Dame Laura Knight takes a life-changing commission as war artist to the Nuremberg Trials.

Dame Laura meets Major Peter Casson, Deputy Assistant Adjutant-General of the British War Crimes Executive, who is charged with smoothing her path through bureaucracy. He helps her to settle into her suite in the Grand Hotel - originally built for Hitler - to deal with the international social whirl that attends the trials and to cope with coming face-to-face with Hitler's henchmen for the first time in court.

Amanda Whittington's dramatisation is based on the diaries of Dame Laura Knight, whose painting 'The Dock' has become a classic image of the Nazi War Crime Trials. Omnibus of five episodes.

CAST:

Dame Laura Knight .... Diana Quick
Major Peter Casson .... Gunnar Cauthery
Penny Ayres/Sarah .... Kate Sobey
William Dean/Hans .... Patrick Keeler
French Prosecutor .... Mark Meadows
Guy .... Martin Bonger
Ella/Elizabeth Endes .... Cristina Catalina

Director: Mary Ward-Lowery

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2014.


SUN 08:30 Doctor at Large (b009xxrs)
In General Practice

Simon Sparrow lands a job in Aberdeen, where he's forced to tackle a pepped-up port loving lady.

The misadventures of newly qualified doctor, Simon Sparrow.

Starring Richard Briers

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

Simon Sparrow …. Richard Briers
Tony Benskin …. Ray Cooney
Mrs Russell …. Joan Sanderson
Dr Hockett …. Stanley Baxter
Dora …. Joan Sims

Producer: David Hatch

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1969.


SUN 09:00 Not in Front of the Children (b08kgtqt)
Series 2

Friendships Old, Friendships New

Jennifer finds her first day alone in the new cottage rather lonely.

Starring Wendy Craig and Francis Matthew.

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

Jennifer Corner …. Wendy Craig
Henry Corner …. Francis Matthews
Mary …. Charlotte Mitchell
Trudi …. Roberta Tovey
Amanda …. Jill Riddick
Robin …. Hugo Keith-Johnston
Disc Jockey …. Benny Lee
Mr Hobson …. Jeffrey Segal
Dorothy Jane …. Jordan Rogers
Pam …. Gwenda Wilson
Mrs Hobson …. Olwen Griffiths

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 December 1970.


SUN 09:30 Man at the Helm (b07wt9c4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 on Saturday]


SUN 10:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m00107r5)
Musicians

Yusuf Cat Stevens

From The Beatles to Nina Simone.

Singer-songwriter Yusuf Cat Stevens shares his castaway choices with Lauren Laverne.

Yusuf Cat Stevens is a singer-songwriter who first enjoyed success more than 50 years ago.

He was born Steven Demetre Georgiou in July 1948. His Greek Cypriot father and his Swedish mother ran a restaurant in the West End of London, and he helped out there from an early age. He also became interested in music, writing and singing his own songs, partly inspired by the success of The Beatles.

Under the name Cat Stevens, he was just 18 when he had his first hit, and soon found himself on tour with Engelbert Humperdinck and Jimi Hendrix. His career came to a sudden halt in 1969, when he contracted tuberculosis and was forced out of the limelight for a year of recuperation. It was also a time of reflection. He emerged a changed man in 1970 - a sensitive singer-songwriter whose albums, including Tea for the Tillerman, and Teaser and the Firecat, sold millions of copies around the world.

While enjoying fame and success, he also thought more deeply about religious faith, an interest which increased after he nearly drowned while swimming in the Pacific. He became a Muslim in 1977, changed his name to Yusuf Islam and walked away from music. He soon became one of the UK's most high-profile Muslims, and was often asked to comment about aspects of Islam. For two decades, he didn’t touch his guitar, but in 2006 he made a comeback with an album entitled An Other Cup. He has released three more albums since then and has recently recorded a new version of perhaps his best-known work, Tea for the Tillerman.

Yusuf lives in Dubai with his wife Fawziah. They have four daughters and one son who has followed in his father's musical footsteps.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2020.


SUN 10:45 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b011jx7v)
Series 2

Chameleon

Many of the world's chameleons live on the huge continental island of Madagascar off the Eastern coast of Africa.

Some are tiny, as small as a finger nail - others in comparison are giants.

Sir David Attenborough gives us his warm personal insight into the natural history of chameleons through one very special individual - a chameleon he had as a pet, called Rommel.

Producer: Julian Hector

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2011.


SUN 11:00 Radiolab (m00107r8)
Series 8

Loops

Radiolab explores when things happen again and again. How do we deal with life’s loops? With Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich.

Radiolab is a Peabody-award winning show about curiosity. Where sound illuminates ideas, and the boundaries blur between science, philosophy, and the human experience.

Jad Abumrad and the Radiolab team investigate a strange world.

From WNYC. First broadcast on public radio in the USA in 2019.


SUN 11:55 Inheritance Tracks (b092g86g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:10 today]


SUN 12:00 Poetry Extra (m00107rb)
The Person From Porlock

Daljit Nagra revists the BBC's poetry archive and selects The Person From Porlock. Presented by Paul Farley.

When the poet Coleridge failed to complete his 'dream poem' Kubla Khan, he laid the blame on a 'person from Porlock' who had called to see him on business, thereby fatally interrupting his writing.

'The Person from Porlock' has come to represent anything that interrupts the creative process, and he has inspired a number of poems in his own right, from writers as diverse as Stevie Smith and R S Thomas.

Paul Farley travels to Porlock in Somerset in search of Coleridge's mysterious visitor and, in the company of Tim Liardet, Hester Jones and Tom Mayberry, contemplates a number of poetic interruptions - both obstructive and curiously inspirational.

Producer: Emma Harding

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2012.


SUN 12:30 Micky Flanagan: What Chance Change? (b00smngp)
1990s

Cockney comedian Micky Flanagan charts his life story during the 1990s.

This was the decade when he returned to education and became a teacher.

He chats to his parents, his sister and his school friends in interviews that shed light on the stand up comedy.

In his first radio series, Micky charts his progression from working-class Herbert to middle-class intellectual and being caught awkwardly between the two.

Told through reflective interviews, but mainly, Micky's acclaimed stand up comedy. Micky's transition from the mean streets of the East End to the leafy lanes of Dulwich is a fascinating story, with each episode focusing on a different decade of Micky's life.

Written and performed by Micky Flanagan.

Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2010.


SUN 13:00 Rachel Joyce - The Music Shop (Omnibus) (b08ynt1b)
Episode 1

1988. Frank owns a music shop. It is jam-packed with records of every speed, size and genre. Classical, jazz, punk - as long as it's vinyl he sells it.

Day after day Frank finds his customers the music they need. Then into his life walks Ilse Brauchmann.

Ilse asks Frank to teach her about music. His instinct is to turn and run. And yet he is drawn to this strangely still, mysterious woman with her pea-green coat and her eyes as black as vinyl.

But Ilse is not what she seems. And Frank has old wounds that threaten to re-open and a past he will never leave behind ...

Written, abridged and read by Rachel Joyce

Omnibus of five episodes.

Producer: Michael Shannon
Executive Producer: Gemma McMullan

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2017.


SUN 14:10 Inheritance Tracks (b09v5xqb)
Peggy Seeger

American folksinger Peggy Seeger shares 'Goodnight Irene' by Leadbelly and 'The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face' by Roberta Flack.


SUN 14:20 Jonathan Myerson - That Was Then (Omnibus) (b09r40qd)
Series 2

Episode 1

Continuing Jonathan Myerson's tense drama.

Anna finds Roz, and an offer of safety. Or is it?

When a convicted murderer is released on appeal, his supporters claim a victory for justice. But for the murdered man's friends, life implodes.

What really happened back then, in the student house they all shared? The house where Ben died?

Only one of them wants to uncover the old lies.

Starring Rosie Cavaliero as inner city vicar Anna who logs her secrets on her phone.

Omnibus of episodes 6-10 of 15

Anna ...... Rosie Cavaliero
Beeston Batman ...... Johann Myers
Stuart ...... Joseph Millson
Harry ...... Samuel James
Ben ...... Tom Forrister
Roisin ...... Pooky Quesnel
Phoebe ...... Isabella Inchbald
Lauren ...... Kath Weare
Mike ...... Rupert Holliday Evans
Imogen ...... Sudha Bhuchar
Max ...... Gary Duncan
Reporter ...... Sanchia McCormack
Dispatcher ...... Emilio Doorgasingh
Jaap ...... Charlie Clements
Waiter ...... Rob Thomson
Pip ...... Rebecca Hamilton
Tom ...... Abbie Andrews
Monk ...... Neil McCaul
Archdeacon ...... Ellie Darvill
Jacqui ...... Ellie Darvill
Kyle Tayla ...... Kovacevic-Ebong

With Philip Bretherton, Adam Fitzgerald, Philip Fox, Kerry Gooderson, Clive Hayward, Chetna Pandya, David Reakes

Produced and directed by Jonquil Panting.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2018.


SUN 15:30 The Pickwick Poppers (b00tttwp)
Stuart Maconie talks to the musicians and singers behind the hit and miss, cheap and cheerful 'Top Of The Pops' branded albums of the 1970s.

A firm favourite of many a record counter in Woolworths, the covers usually featured a glamourous female model of the era.

But it was the impersonations of the likes of Donna Summer, David Essex, Paper Lace and Queen which made these vinyl LP's one of the best-selling products in the charts.

Producer: John Byrne

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2006.


SUN 16:00 David Cregan - What Happened with St George (b08n1zy9)
A man and a woman look at a statue of St George and the dragon in a Swedish cathedral. She's heard the myth. But what was the reality?

The man knows - and tells. A revelation......

Stars Ian Holm and Kate Harper.

Written by David Cregan.

Man ...... Ian Holm
Woman ...... Kate Harper
George ...... Peter Davison
Blessed Virgin Mary ...... Mary Wimbush
King ...... Christopher Benjamin
Queen ...... Jennifer Piercey
Cleodolinda ...... Holly de Jong
Alison ...... Amanda Root

Other parts played by:

Eric Allan
Brett Ushe
Mark Straker
Terence Edmond
Sean Arnold
Peter Penry Jones

One of five plays specially commissioned for 1992 and broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and around the world.

Director: David Hitchinson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1992.


SUN 17:00 Poetry Extra (m00107rb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 today]


SUN 17:30 Micky Flanagan: What Chance Change? (b00smngp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 today]


SUN 18:00 Liz Lochhead - Maleficium (b00761fp)
Spells, charms and an imagined cursing.

Taking its title from the word for a malicious act of witchcraft – ‘Maleficium’ draws on real terrifying accounts of witches' trials and confessions to create voices for three imaginary characters.

Alice, Margery and Jinnet - a farm hand, a farmer's wife and an elderly "cunning-woman" - two of whom are brought to the point of tragedy when they're accused of witchcraft by the other.

Written by Liz Lochhead.

Alice …. Clare Corbett
Margery …. Siobhan Redmond
Jinnet …. Freda Dowie
The Skeptick, Willem Ladd …. Jon Glover

Producer: Robert Ketteridge

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2001.


SUN 18:45 Monsieur Oufle by L'Abbe Bourdelot (b06r9k83)
The farcical history of the superstitious and weak-headed Monsieur Oulfe who believes he has been bewitched and turned into a werewolf.

A 17th century story by L'Abbe Bourdelot in a Victorian translation by the Reverend Sabine Baring Gould.

Read by Timothy Bateson

Producer Sarah Kilgarriff

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2015.


SUN 19:00 Radiolab (m00107r8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 19:55 Inheritance Tracks (b092g86g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:10 today]


SUN 20:00 David Cregan - What Happened with St George (b08n1zy9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 today]


SUN 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m00107r5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


SUN 21:45 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b011jx7v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today]


SUN 22:00 Micky Flanagan: What Chance Change? (b00smngp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 today]


SUN 22:30 Mark Steel's in Town (b00jd6rf)
Series 1

Lewes

Mark Steel performs for the residents of Lewes.

During his visit, he also celebrates the East Sussex town's fires, pub fights and stroppiness.

Series in which the comedian visits towns across the UK and creates a stand-up show for the locals.

Producer: Julia McKenzie

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2009.


SUN 23:00 On the Hour (b007k4vr)
Series 2

Episode 4

Reports of a right royal shocker, plus Alan Partridge with all the sport.

All the news as it happens, if it happens from the BBC's urgent and incisive news overview.

Savagely satirical award-winning comedy starring Chris Morris.

With:

Steve Coogan
David Schneider
Rebecca Front
Patrick Marber
Doon Mackichan

Written by Chris Morris, Armando Iannucci, Richard Herring, Steven Wells, David Quantick, Stewart Lee and Patrick Marber.

Producer: Armando lannucci

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1992.


SUN 23:30 A Look Back at the Nineties (b007jqk5)
1995

Sponsoring the British Army, the impact of total European integration - and the House of Commons votes for the Honesty Act...

Recorded in 1993 - 'the comedy team look back' at the rest of 1990s yet to happen - starting with 1995.

Starring:

Brian Perkins
Kate Robbins

Special guest: Chris Barrie

A satirical review set on New Year's Eve 1999 - the Sony Gold award-winning comedy recalls the events from 1995 to 1999.

Predicted by 'Spitting Image' writers Mark Burton, John O'Farrell and Pete Sinclair.

Producer: Caroline Leddy

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1993.



MONDAY 04 OCTOBER 2021

MON 00:00 Liz Lochhead - Maleficium (b00761fp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 00:45 Monsieur Oufle by L'Abbe Bourdelot (b06r9k83)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:45 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 Rachel Joyce - The Music Shop (Omnibus) (b08ynt1b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:10 Inheritance Tracks (b09v5xqb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:10 on Sunday]


MON 02:20 Jonathan Myerson - That Was Then (Omnibus) (b09r40qd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:20 on Sunday]


MON 03:30 The Pickwick Poppers (b00tttwp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:30 on Sunday]


MON 04:00 David Cregan - What Happened with St George (b08n1zy9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Poetry Extra (m00107rb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 Micky Flanagan: What Chance Change? (b00smngp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 Sherlock Holmes (b09tc6vx)
Sherlock Holmes with Carleton Hobbs - Series 2

1. The Stockbroker's Clerk

The Baker Street sleuth is consulted by a young stockbroker's clerk.

After months of unemployment, Hall Pycroft has been offered the biggest chance of his lifetime, but something curious seems to be going on.

Starring Carleton Hobbs and Norman Shelley.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's detective tale was first published in Strand Magazine in 1893.

Sherlock Holmes …. Carleton Hobbs
Dr Watson …. Norman Shelley
Hall Pycroft …. Desmond Carrington
The Landlady …. Kathleen Helme
Arthur Pinner/Harry Pinner …. Hugh Manning

Carleton Hobbs played the Baker Street sleuth in 80 radio dramas between 1952 and 1969.

Adapted by Michael Hardwick.

Producer: Martyn C Webster

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in February 1960.


MON 06:30 Raffles (b007jngz)
Series 3

The Last Word

War-scarred Bunny returns to London, determined to restore his extraordinary friend's reputation.

Starring Jeremy Clyde and Michael Cochrane.

The adventures of cricketer and gentleman thief, Arthur J Raffles, and his chronicler, Harry ‘Bunny’ Manders.

Written by EW Hornung and dramatised by Olwen Wymark.

A.J. Raffles …. Jeremy Clyde
‘Bunny’ Manders …. Michael Cochrane
Sophie …. Emily Richard
Alec …. Matthew Morgan
The policemen were played by Terence Edmond, John Church and Matthew Sim
Other parts played by members of the cast

Signature tune composed by Jim Parker.

Director: Gordon House

A BBC Radio 4/BBC World Service production first broadcast in June 1992.


MON 07:00 Man at the Helm (b07x5vrq)
Episode 2

Local handyman Charlie Bates is not on the man list for Lizzie's three meddling kids.

But they're prepared to give him a shot when their divorced mum falls for him - because he looks like Frank Sinatra...

Nina Stibbe’s comic novel set in 1970s rural Leicestershire.

Adapted by Amanda Whittington.

Lizzie ….. Eloise Webb
Amy….. Fern Deacon
Little Jack ….. Ben Barker
Elizabeth ….. Amanda Hale
Charlie Bates ….. Andy Nyman
Mr Lomax ….. Jason Barnett
Dad ….. James Lailey
Mrs Bates ….. Elizabeth Bennett

Director: Gemma Jenkins

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2016.


MON 07:30 Just a Minute (m00101lb)
Series 87

Episode 4

Sue Perkins hosts Radio 4’s longest running panel show, Just a Minute. Sue challenges guests Paul Merton, Sheila Hancock, Daliso Chaponda and Jan Ravens to talk without hesitation, deviation, or repetition. This episode was produced using remote recording technology, with the audience joining from their homes all over the world.

Devised by Ian Messiter

Whistle blown by Caroline Barlow

Produced by Hayley Sterling

A BBC Studios Production


MON 08:00 Steptoe and Son (b007jp46)
Series 6

The Seven Steptoerai

When the Steptoes fall victim to threats, Albert decides it time to fight back.

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
Frankie Barrow ...... Henry Woolf

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

Produced by Bobby Jaye

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 2 in March 1976.


MON 08:30 Albert and Me (b007js8c)
Series 1

Looking for a Job

Single dad Bryan needs a job, but can he find an employer who'll let him bring his young son Albert along?

Stars Richard Beckinsale and Pat Coombs.

The struggles of single parent Bryan Archer to find work while raising his baby son, Albert.

Written by Jim Eldridge.

Bryan Archer …. Richard Beckinsale
Mum/Albert …. Pat Coombs
Dad …. John Comer
Rex …. Terence Alexander
Stephanie …. Madeline Smith
Mrs Warburton …. Jan Holden
Labour Exchange Official …. Milton Johns

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in November 1977.


MON 09:00 Jest a Minute (b012h804)
Series 1

Episode 1

Rhod Gilbert hosts the panel game about the serious business of comedy.

From the Comedy Store.

With:

Justin Moorhouse
Jarred Christmas
Chris Corcoran
Jeremy Hardy

Producer: Paul Forde

First broadcast on BBC Radio Wales in August 2006.


MON 09:30 Getting Nowhere Fast (b007zn0h)
Series 1

Episode 1

Former lovers and now middle aged business partners, Pam and Merv try to get with it by opening a Cyber section in their Vodka and Veggie cafe.

Chantal tells all about her latest bit of plastic surgery and Merv tries to persuade Pam that love is more important than the money of her new, yet forever husband Dominic.

Oh and the computers get stolen too...

Sitcom written by and starring Mervyn Stutter.

Merv ...... Mervyn Stutter
Pam ...... Lil Roughley
Dibden ...... John Challis
PC Dilkes ...... Christopher Etteridge
Chantal ...... Tracy-Ann Oberman
Nev ...... Geoffrey Joseph

Producer: Mario Stylianides

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2001.


MON 10:00 Elizabeth Bowen - The Last September (m0008q24)
1. The Brink

1920, Danielstown, County Cork. Lois is poised on the brink of womanhood.

She dances and flirts with English officers, but they do not always return from patrols.

Starring Anna Healy and Greg Wise.

Elizabeth Bowen's 1929 novel

Dramatised in two parts by Nigel Gearing.

Lois ... Anna Healy
Gerald ... Greg Wise
Lady Myra ... Carmel McSharry
Sir Richard ... Denys Hawthorne
Marda ... Frances Tomelty
Hugo ... Billy Boyle
Francis ... Janet Maw
Livvy ... Anna Livia Ryan
David ... Robert Harper
Laurence ... J D Kelleher
Daventry ... Dorian Lough

Director: Claire Grove

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1996.


MON 11:00 TED Radio Hour (m0010860)
Series 8

Designing Our Lives

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

Manoush Zomorodi explores how we design our lives, from prehistoric cave art to today's social media feeds. With Debbie Millman.

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


MON 11:50 Inheritance Tracks (m0010862)
David Thewlis

Actor David Thewlis chooses Don McClean's Vincent and 11.59 by Blondie.


MON 12:00 Steptoe and Son (b007jp46)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 Albert and Me (b007js8c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 Sherlock Holmes (b09tc6vx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 Raffles (b007jngz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 A Better Class of Person by John Osborne (b0076z38)
1. No Pride in Real Gentry

A ten-part reading of John Osborne's highly-acclaimed first volume of autobiography - covering the period from 1929 to 1956 when Look Back in Anger was first performed.

The famous playwright recalls early years in Fulham, his mother's make-up regime and his Uncle's letters.

Read by Peter Egan.

Produced by Glyn Dearman.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1993.


MON 14:15 John Reed - Ten Days That Shook the World (b0978bgq)
1. The Coming Storm

John Reed's classic eye-witness account of the Russian Revolution in October 1917.

Petrograd under the Provisional Government is in chaos. American journalists John Reed and Louise Bryant arrive to find the tension between factions is palpable and it's only a matter of time before the situation explodes. But in which direction?

CAST:

John Reed …. Richard Laing
Louise Bryant …. Kelly Burke
Lenin …. Nicholas Murchie
Liazonov …. Ewan Bailey
Lunacharsky …. Matthew Gravelle
Buchanan …. Richard Elfyn

Dramatised by Robin Brooks

Director: Alison Hindell

BBC Cymru Wales production first broadcast on Radio 4 in October 2017.


MON 14:30 Journey of a Lifetime (b00mcwv1)
2009: Dan Box. The Sinking Islands

In 2009 Australian journalist Dan Box was awarded the Royal Geographical Society (in association with the BBC) prize for the most enterprising dream travel idea.

Anglo-Australian journalist Dan Box Journey of a Lifetime is to visit the remote South Pacific coral atoll group known as the Carteret Islands, part of Papua New Guinea. These low-lying islands rise barely a metre above the level of the surrounding ocean, and with what are known as King Tides threatening every year, rising sea levels as a result of global warming are for the Carteret Islanders a threat that's already a reality. Last winter's great storm resulted in the islands being badly flooded, their productive soil rendered useless by the salt in the water. Now the Carteret people have no way of growing crops in their plots, or 'gardens' and the local authorities have started a process of mass evacuation. Eventually thousands of men, women and children will be resettled in the neighbouring island community of Bougainville.

Dan Box was determined to watch the world's first organised exodus as a result of climate change as it got underway. But first he had to negotiate the tricky journey - diplomatic as well as physical - that would take him to these tiny spikes of coral amid the vastness of the Pacific Ocean.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2009.


MON 15:00 Elizabeth Bowen - The Last September (m0008q24)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 Jest a Minute (b012h804)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 16:30 Getting Nowhere Fast (b007zn0h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


MON 17:00 Man at the Helm (b07x5vrq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 17:30 Just a Minute (m00101lb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 18:00 The Spaceship II (b0090x40)
1. Hole

Captain Gordon Taylor runs into trouble over a failing call centre.

CAST:

Captain Gordon Taylor …. James Fleet
Stuart Jackson …. Paul Barnhill
Karen Trex …. Rosie Cavaliero
Melissa Patterson …. Emily Joyce
Clive 55 …. Neil Warhurst
The Pendula Verbularis …. Anna Bengo
The Narrator …. Nicholas Boulton

Written by Paul Barnhill and Neil Warhurst.

Producer: Sally Avens

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


MON 18:30 A Good Read (b01qdvst)
Miles Jupp and Barb Jungr

Comedian Miles Jupp and singer Barb Jungr talk to Harriett Gilbert about the books they love. Barb brings The Corrections: Jonathan Franzen's critically acclaimed blockbuster. Miles - who plays Nigel the lay reader in Rev - plumps for Spies by Michael Frayn and Harriett's choice is the dark and satirical Death And The Penguin by the Ukrainian Andrey Kurkov - which features a penguin called Misha who almost steals the show.

Choices

The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
Publisher: 4th Estate

Spies by Michael Frayn
Publisher: Faber

Death And The Penguin by Andrey Kurkov
Publisher: Vintage

Producer: Beth O'Dea

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2013.


MON 19:00 Steptoe and Son (b007jp46)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 Albert and Me (b007js8c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 Sherlock Holmes (b09tc6vx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 Raffles (b007jngz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 TED Radio Hour (m0010860)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:50 Inheritance Tracks (m0010862)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:50 today]


MON 22:00 Just a Minute (m00101lb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 The Sofa of Time (b00hxnfl)
Where the Brave Go Shopping

Parker discovers that drinking in gravy makes you shrink, Milford gets rich quick as he changes his £1.40 for 7,000,000 Gravish francs at Papa Mbomba's bureau de change, and Marmite takes the boys to get tooled up at Bravemart for the battle against Raemen Bod.

Continuing the epic and timeless tale of two men and their quest to find "The Sofa of Time", the most magical and powerful item of furniture in the entire universe.

It is said that those who sit on the sofa can be transported to anywhere and anytime.

Fantasy sitcom written by Nick Frost and Matt King.

Milford ...... Matt King.
Parker ...... Nick Frost
Marmite ...... Mark Heap
Raamen Bod ...... Peter Serafinowcz

With Kevin Eldon, Julia Deakin, Janei Anderson, Joseph Marcell, Daisy Jones and Andrew Maxwell.

Producer: Mario Stylianides

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2002.


MON 23:00 The News Quiz (m00100jr)
Series 106

Episode 5

Lucy Porter, Angela Barnes, Alun Cochrane and Matt Forde join host Andy Zaltzman to chew over the week's news. On the menu this week: the fuel crisis, Labour conference, end of the furlough scheme, Amazon's new house robot and the new Bond film.

The chair's script is written by Andy Zaltzman, with additional material by Alice Fraser, Max Davis, Tasha Dhanraj and Heidi Regan.

It was produced by Sam Michell for BBC Studios.


MON 23:30 The Harri-Parris' Radio Show (b0662trn)
Series 1

The Visitor

Ani tries to stop cultures clashing when her boyfriend Ben meets her farming family.

Sitcom with songs by Llinos Mai about the latest goings on from West Wales' most dysfunctional farming family.

Starring Llinos Mai, Daniel Rochford, Rhys ap Trefor, Oli Wood and Rhian Morgan.

Producer: Mark Harrison

First broadcast on BBC Radio Wales in August 2015.



TUESDAY 05 OCTOBER 2021

TUE 00:00 The Spaceship II (b0090x40)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 A Good Read (b01qdvst)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 Sherlock Holmes (b09tc6vx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 Raffles (b007jngz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 A Better Class of Person by John Osborne (b0076z38)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:15 John Reed - Ten Days That Shook the World (b0978bgq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 Journey of a Lifetime (b00mcwv1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 Elizabeth Bowen - The Last September (m0008q24)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 Jest a Minute (b012h804)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:30 Getting Nowhere Fast (b007zn0h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 Man at the Helm (b07x5vrq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 Just a Minute (m00101lb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 Sherlock Holmes (b09tcb6h)
Sherlock Holmes with Carleton Hobbs - Series 2

2. The Naval Treaty

Watson's old school friend faces certain ruin if a secret government document can't be found. Can they great detective help?

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's tale was first published in 1893.

CAST:

Sherlock Holmes …. Carleton Hobbs
Dr Watson …. Norman Shelley
Percy Phelps …. Peter Hamilton Dyer
Lord Holdhurst …. George Hagan
Robert Corder …. Joseph Harrison
Annie Harrison …. Cecile Chevreau
Tangey …. Charles Simon
Mrs Tangey …. June Tobin
Ada Tangey …. Freda Dowie
Mrs Hudson …. Kathleen Helme
Constable/Detective Forbes …. Kenneth Dwight

Carleton Hobbs played the Baker Street sleuth in 80 radio dramas between 1952 and 1969.

Adapted by Michael Hardwick.

Producer: Martyn C. Webster

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in March 1960.


TUE 06:30 Arnold Bennett - Imperial Palace (m0010901)
New Arrivals

Arnold Bennett's classic novel, set in the thirties, dramatised in four parts by Peter Ling.

1: 1930s: there are new arrivals at London’s luxury hotel, the creation of its director Evelyn Orcham. Stars Robin Ellis.

Evelyn Orcham ....Robin Ellis
Sir Henry Savott:....Derek Waring
Grade Savott:....Colleen Prendergast
Violet Powler:....Charlotte Attenborough
Miss Cass:....Ann Beach
M Plaquet ....Sean Baker
Mrs O'Riordan / Tessa ....Janet Maw
Switchboard Girl / Lilian .... Amanda Gordon
Sam / Mannix .... loan Meredith
Jim Craddock / Head Porter ....John Hollis
Mr Purkin ....Keith Drinkel

Director Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1997.


TUE 07:00 The Tim Vine Chat Show (b098jkb4)
Series 2

Greenwich

Tim Vine has been travelling the length and breadth of this fair land to not only uncover the best stories of the Great British public but also to take every possible opportunity to tell a ridiculous joke and sing a preposterous song along the way.

In this episode of the series Tim chats to a museum curator about airport security and there's a song about cake and milk.

Producer: Richard Morris

A BBC Studios Production, first broadcast in 2017.


TUE 07:30 The Birthday Cake Game (m001009s)
Series 1

Episode 5

A brand new comedic quiz hosted by Richard Osman that poses one simple question - do you know how old people are? Part quiz show, part panel show, and sometimes part chat show - The Birthday Cake Game is always play-along and full of entertaining guesses, with some surprising take home facts.

The trio joining Richard this week, battling to prove they're the best at working out ages and to take home the coveted birthday cake, are Catherine Bohart, Ivo Graham and Ramita Navai. Tune in to find out who comes out on top and see if you can beat the players and score higher at home.

Production Manager: Ellie Threlfall
Production Executive: Gemma Whitford
Producer: Tamara Gilder

A Remarkable production for BBC Radio 4


TUE 08:00 Round the Horne (b00jnnpm)
Series 2

Episode 3

Master Spy Kenneth Horne is on the trail of an escaped war criminal in Tel Aviv, and whips his shirt off for Julian and Sandy to get a Bona Tattoo.

With Kenneth Williams, Hugh Paddick, Betty Marsden and Bill Pertwee.

Recorded at the BBC's Paris Studio in Lower Regent Street, London. Announcer: Douglas Smith

Round The Horne was born out of the demise of BBC radio comedy Beyond Our Ken, after the end of writer Eric Merriman's involvement. Using the same cast and producer, Barry Took and Marty Feldman were persuaded to write the scripts - which led to four series that ran between 1965 and 1968 - packed full of parodies, recurring characters, catchphrases and double-entendres.

Music by Edwin Braden and the Hornblowers and The Fraser Hayes Four.

Producer: John Simmonds

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in March 1966.


TUE 08:30 Our Man at Wembley (b00759dn)
Episode 1

Bill Matthews 's four-part comedy series set in 1947.

Alistair McGowan stars as Lancashire lad, Eric Halliday, who has a talent for impersonation. But can he make it as a sports commentator?

Eric Halliday .... Alistair McGowan
Melanie Hudson .... Chantal/Official
Jane Whittenshaw .... Dora/Receptionist/Barmaid
Charles Simpson .... Rex/Man/Announcer
Jeremy Child .... Shaw Jones
Dax O'Callaghan .... Alf
John Salthouse .... Michael

Written by Bill Matthews.

Produced by Sally Avens.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1998.


TUE 09:00 The News Quiz (m00100jr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:30 Nineteen Ninety-Eight (b01cvp13)
Episode 5

Even Edward Wilson's allies find themselves absorbed by AmJap.

William Osborne's Orwellian sitcom.

CAST:

Edward Wilson .... David Threlfall
with Hugh Laurie, Mike Myers, Rebecca Stevens, Pam Ferris, Steve Steen and Richard Turner.

Producer: Nick Symons

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1987.


TUE 10:00 Elizabeth Bowen - The Last September (m0008prc)
2. Falling in Love

1920, Danielstown, County Cork: Lois and Marda face a gunman in the deserted mill.

Lois thinks she is in love with an English officer, but her aunt has other plans for her.

Starring Anna Healy and Greg Wise.

Conclusion of Elizabeth Bowen's novel dramatised by Nigel Gearing.

Lois ... Anna Healy
Gerald ... Greg Wise
Lady Myra ... Carmel McSharry
Sir Richard ... Denys Hawthorne
Marda ... Frances Tomelty
Hugo ... Billy Boyle
Francis ... Janet Maw
Livvy ... Anna Livia Ryan
David ... Robert Harper
Laurence ... J D Kelleher
Daventry ... Dorian Lough

Director: Claire Grove

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1996.


TUE 11:00 Pieces of Britney (p09mw66w)
6. Shattered

Pandora Sykes explores of the heavy cost of having private troubles as a public figure.

In this eight-part series for BBC Radio 4, Pandora traces Britney’s incredible life: from her hardscrabble childhood in rural Louisiana, to her coronation as the inaugural pop princess of the internet, navigating an insatiable celebrity gossip complex; through to a young mother on trial by the paparazzi.

Britney is a pop culture phenomenon. Pandora looks behind that mask - and beyond Britney herself - to explore how Britney became the most Googled person in the world, for almost 7 years, and what it says, both then and now, about the entertainment industry, politics, sex and how we see women in the public eye.

Britney’s public struggles saw her placed in a conservatorship, in which she lost the right to control her finances and day to day life. Thirteen years later, and she is in court, pleading for this controversial legal arrangement to end. We will look at how Britney has been transformed from girl-next-door teen sensation to pop music’s Rapunzel, trapped in a supposedly rotten system.

Pieces of Britney mixes documentary, archive and interviews to tell Britney’s remarkable story. It also features drama, written by playwright Katie Hims, to bring Britney and her extraordinary world to life.

Pieces of Britney is a sympathetic portrayal of Britney, during a time of cultural reappraisal about how we treat women - famous, or otherwise.

Episode 6 Cast:

Britney . . . . . Samantha Dakin
Kalie . . . . . Julianna Jennings
Sam . . . . . Paul Chahidi
Jamie . . . . . Elliot Cowan
Lynne . . . . . Laurel Lefkow
Other parts were played by Joseph Ayre, Adam El Hagar and Elinor Coleman

Sound design by Peter Ringrose
Produced by Anne Isger and Sasha Yevtushenko.


TUE 11:50 The Chippendales (m0010905)
The Chippendales nightclub in downtown Los Angeles was looking for ways to attract customers on a weeknight - when they hit upon the idea of male strippers.

The male "exotic dance" night for ladies only became wildly successful and inspired imitators all over the world.

But there was a dark side to the Chippendales' story.

Lucy Burns speaks to Chippendales co-founder Bruce Nahin.

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in 2019.


TUE 12:00 Round the Horne (b00jnnpm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 Our Man at Wembley (b00759dn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 Sherlock Holmes (b09tcb6h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 Arnold Bennett - Imperial Palace (m0010901)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 A Better Class of Person by John Osborne (b03gghlm)
2. I Don't Want to End Up in a Dead-and-Alive Hole

John Osborne's highly-acclaimed first volume of autobiography - covering the period from 1929 to 1956 when Look Back in Anger was first performed.

The writer recounts his formative years, a peripatetic life thanks to his mother's whims and father's work.

Read by Peter Egan.

Produced by Glyn Dearman.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1993.


TUE 14:15 John Reed - Ten Days That Shook the World (b097918z)
2. On the Eve

John Reed's classic eye-witness account of the Russian Revolution in October 1917.

The confusion in Petrograd continues as the new delegates to the Congress of Soviets stream into the city. Reed gets a brief interview with Trotsky and overhears Lenin calling for a Bolshevik insurrection. But isn't Lenin meant to be in hiding to avoid arrest?

CAST:

John Reed .... Richard Laing
Louise Bryant .... Kelly Burke
Lenin .... Nicholas Murchie
Kerensky .... Ewan Bailey
Trotsky .... Matthew Gravelle
Karelin .... Richard Elfyn
Doorwoman .... Lynn Hunter
Zorin .... Sion Pritchard

Dramatised by Robin Brooks

Director: Alison Hindell

BBC Cymru Wales production first broadcast on Radio 4 in October 2017.


TUE 14:30 The Man with Many Names (b015ck96)
Brian O'Nolan (1911 - 1966) was born - or perhaps Brian O Nuallain if you want to be strictly accurate. He spoke Irish at home and learned English second (and German too); yet arguably his greatest work - the Third Policeman - is a tour de force of English linguistical pyrotechnics and Lewis Carroll-like absurdist exoticism - people turning into bicycles is par for the course.

He published his books as Flann O'Brien; he penned a must-read daily column in the Irish Times as Myles na gCopaleen and at various times in his short life wrote as George Knowall, John James Doe, Matt Duffy, Count O'Blather, Brother Barnabas and Sean O'Longain... But as Brian O'Nolan he was also a senior civil servant and adviser to government ministers, and his habit of retiring early to The Scotch House to consume many, many pints of plain, while tolerated for years ended up finishing his career. In fact 'the little weakness' as one contributor calls it finally cost O'Nolan his life.

Peter Day - a longtime Flann fan - travels to Dublin in search of the reality behind the multiple personas, and meets those who drank with him, supped with him at the family dinner table and have made careers out of studying him...

Producer: Simon Elmes

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 2011.


TUE 15:00 Elizabeth Bowen - The Last September (m0008prc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 The 3rd Degree (b08twgyf)
Series 7

The University of Hull

A funny and dynamic quiz show hosted by Steve Punt - this week from the University of Hull with specialist subjects including American Studies, History and Business and Management and questions ranging from Credit Card Fraud to Cthulhu with a fretful porpentine thrown in for good measure.

The programme is recorded on location at a different University each week, and it pits three Undergraduates against three of their Professors in an original and fresh take on an academic quiz.

The rounds vary between Specialist Subjects and General Knowledge, quickfire bell-and-buzzer rounds and the Highbrow and Lowbrow round cunningly devised to test not only the students' knowledge of current affairs, history, languages and science, but also their Professors' awareness of television, sport, and quite possibly Justin Bieber. In addition, the Head-to-Head rounds see students take on their Professors in their own subjects, offering plenty of scope for mild embarrassment on both sides.

Other Universities featured in this series include Roehampton, Liverpool, Queen's University Belfast and St John's College, Cambridge.

Produced by David Tyler
A Pozzitive production for BBC Radio 4.


TUE 16:30 Nineteen Ninety-Eight (b01cvp13)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


TUE 17:00 The Tim Vine Chat Show (b098jkb4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 17:30 The Birthday Cake Game (m001009s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 18:00 The Spaceship II (b0090xyb)
2. Manhood

Scientist Clive 55 reconstructs a dead space pirate, who before long is running the ship.

CAST:

Captain Gordon Taylor …. James Fleet
Stuart Jackson …. Paul Barnhill
Karen Trex …. Rosie Cavaliero
Melissa Patterson …. Emily Joyce
Clive 55 …. Neil Warhurst
Captain Jones …. Simon Treves
The Therapy Computer…. Joannah Tincey
The Narrator …. Nicholas Boulton

Written by Paul Barnhill and Neil Warhurst.

Producer: Sally Avens

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


TUE 18:30 Soul Music (b01r0g4h)
Series 15

Shipbuilding

The song from 1982 was written by Elvis Costello and Clive Langer for Robert Wyatt and has been recorded in several versions by Elvis Costello himself, Suede, June Tabor, Hue and Cry, Tamsin Archer and The Unthanks.

The blend of subtle lyrics and extraordinary music makes this a political song like no other. It transcends the particular circumstances of its writing: the Falklands War and the decline of British heavy industry, especially ship-building.

Clive Langer and Elvis Costello describe how the song came to be written and how the legendary jazz trumpeter and flugelhorn player, Chet Baker, came to perform on Costello's version.

Richard Ashcroft is a philosopher who wants the song, which he describes as a kind of secular hymn, played at his funeral because it gives a perfect expression of how he believes we should think about life. Not being able to feel the emotion of the song would, he feels, be like being morally tone-deaf. If you don't like this song, he'd find it hard to be your friend.

The song's achingly beautiful final couplet about "diving for pearls" makes the MP Alan Johnson cry and has also inspired an oral history and migrant integration project in Glasgow. Chris Gourley describes how the participants found a way to overcome their lack of English and communicate through a shared understanding of ship-building practice.

Other contributors include Hopi Sen, a political blogger who was an unusually political child, and the Mercury Prize winning folk group The Unthanks. They toured their version to towns with ship-building connections as part of a live performance of a film tracing the history of British ship-building using archive footage.

Producer: Natalie Steed

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2013.


TUE 19:00 Round the Horne (b00jnnpm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 Our Man at Wembley (b00759dn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 Sherlock Holmes (b09tcb6h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 Arnold Bennett - Imperial Palace (m0010901)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 Pieces of Britney (p09mw66w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 21:50 The Chippendales (m0010905)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:50 today]


TUE 22:00 The Birthday Cake Game (m001009s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 Revolting People (b00wbnb0)
Series 4

McGurk Runs the Shop

Samuel is reunited with his sister and Ezekiel is dressed as a bear.

Sitcom set just before the American War of Independence.

CAST:

Sergeant McGurk .... Andy Hamilton
Samuel .... Jay Tarses
Joshua .... Tony Maudsley
Mary .... Julia Hills
Captain Brimshaw .... James Fleet
Ezekiel .... Hugh Dennis
Belle …. Rebecca Front

Written by Andy Hamilton and Jay Tarses.

Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2006.


TUE 23:00 Small Scenes (b04lq2ys)
Series 2

Episode 2

Oxford Zoo is annexed by its own monkey kingdom and a young woman falls under the romantic spell of "The Great Dimbleby."

Symphonious sketch show, starring Daniel Rigby, Sara Pascoe, Mike Wozniak, Cariad Lloyd and Henry Paker.

Written by Benjamin Partridge, Henry Paker and Mike Wozniak.

Producer: Simon Mayhew-Archer.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2014.


TUE 23:30 Vent (b00v8qdv)
Series 2

Arrival

Comatose Ben takes a final trip around the safe fantasy world of his subconscious.

Dark sitcom following the thoughts of comatose patient Ben Smith.

CAST:

Ben Smith …. Neil Pearson
Mary …. Fiona Allen
Mum …. Josie Lawrence
Blitzkrieg …. Leslie Ash
with Nicholas Hutchison, Jo Martin, Mark Perry, Laura Aikman and Tim Whitnall.

Written by Ben Smith.

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2007.



WEDNESDAY 06 OCTOBER 2021

WED 00:00 The Spaceship II (b0090xyb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 Soul Music (b01r0g4h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 Sherlock Holmes (b09tcb6h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 Arnold Bennett - Imperial Palace (m0010901)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 A Better Class of Person by John Osborne (b03gghlm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday]


WED 02:15 John Reed - Ten Days That Shook the World (b097918z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Tuesday]


WED 02:30 The Man with Many Names (b015ck96)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 Elizabeth Bowen - The Last September (m0008prc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 The 3rd Degree (b08twgyf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:30 Nineteen Ninety-Eight (b01cvp13)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 The Tim Vine Chat Show (b098jkb4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 The Birthday Cake Game (m001009s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 Sherlock Holmes (b09tchrt)
Sherlock Holmes with Carleton Hobbs - Series 2

3. The Greek Interpreter

The great detective's brother, Mycroft, needs help to unravel a bizarre case of abduction.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's tale was first published in 1893.

CAST:

Sherlock Holmes …. Carleton Hobbs
Dr Watson …. Norman Shelley
Mycroft Holmes …. Keith Williams
The Club Porter …. George Hagan
The Flat Porter …. Charles Simon
Melas …. Jeffrey Segal
Latimer …. Brian McDermott
Kemp …. James Thomason
Sophy …. June Tobin
Inspector Gregson …. Michael Turner

Carleton Hobbs played the Baker Street sleuth in 80 radio dramas between 1952 and 1969.

Adapted by Michael Hardwick.

Producer: Martyn C. Webster

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in April 1960.


WED 06:30 Arnold Bennett - Imperial Palace (m001090f)
Changing Times

Arnold Bennett 's classic novel, set in the thirties, dramatised in four parts by Peter Ling.

2: There is the threat of a takeover at the hotel. with Janet Maw. Joanna Monro. John Hartley. Stephen Thorne. Mark Bonnar and Sean Baker.
Director Enyd Williams

Evelyn Orcham:....Robin Ellis
Sir Henry Savott:....Derek Waring
Violet Powler:....Charlotte Attenborough
Miss Cass:....Ann Beach
Mr Perosi / Levinson ....Michael Mears
Mrs O'Riordan ....Janet Maw
Miss Maclaren .....Joanna Monro
Dove .....John Hartley
Mr Plimsin ....Stephen Thorne
Barber / Floor waiter ....Mark Bonnar
Crump ....Sean Baker.

Director Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1997.


WED 07:00 Rob Newman (b08nq5x9)
Rob Newman's Neuropolis

Robot New Man (or Attack of the Killer Sci-Fi)

One of Britain's finest comedians, Rob Newman, is our guide on a unique audio odyssey of the brain, taking in everything from love and guilt to robot co-workers and the unlikely importance of prehistoric trousers.

It's a witty, fact-packed series mixing stand-up and sketches, challenging notions of neuroscience with a new theory that's equal parts enlightening and hilarious.

Rob offers an alternative to some of the more bizarre claims in modern popular science, as well as rejigging theories of our brains in light of what we know about nature, artificial intelligence and Belinda Carlisle.

Created by the award-winning team behind Robert Newman's Entirely Accurate Encyclopaedia of Evolution.

Written by and starring Rob Newman
Co-starring Claire Price and Richard McCabe

Producer: Jon Harvey

Executive Producer: Richard Wilson
A Hat Trick production

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2017.


WED 07:30 The Cold Swedish Winter (b091wby4)
Series 3

Spring: Wedding Venues

Adam Riches stars as the bemused and culturally challenged comedian abroad - recorded in Sweden with a Swedish cast, and written by Danny Robins.

It's three years since Geoff moved to the tiny north Swedish town of Yxsjö with his girlfriend Linda (Sissela Benn from the Swedish version of The Office). It has been quite a culture shock and they've been through a lot in three years - rotting herring, moose and bears, battles with language, perfect ex-boyfriends and ice hockey, the birth of a son, a marriage proposal and a runaway hot air balloon.

This year promises much as Geoff's mother-in-law Gunilla (comedian Anna-Lena Bergelin) teaches him Swedish and his father-in-law Sten (Thomas Orredson from Crimes of Passion) tries to make a Swedish man of him - in an entirely non-sexist way.

Geoff and Linda start to plan their wedding with the questionable help of fellow ex-pat divorcee Ian (Danny Robins), Linda's brother, depressive Goth Anders (award winning stand-up Fredrik Andersson) and fellow immigrant, Kurdish Dane Soran (Farshad Kolghi of The Killing). In this first episode, the Andersson family take Geoff on a road trip to Stockholm.

The series also features guest appearances from Krister Henriksson (the original Wallander) and André Wickström (TV Comedian and actor) as Linda's ex-boyfriend and a Viking called Lars.

Writer Danny Robins is the co-creator of Lenny Henry's sitcom Rudy's Rare Records.

Writer: Danny Robins
Director: Frank Stirling
A 7digital production for BBC Radio 4.


WED 08:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b00c79cy)
The Blood Donor: Pye's Re-recording

Marking the 60th anniversary of its recording, the classic originally TV-only episode of 'Hancock'. Re-created here, in audio, before an invited audience in the Pye Records studio in October 1961.

The Lad creates hospital havoc in this vintage episode written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

CAST:

Tony Hancock
The Nurse …. June Whitfield
Mr Johnson …. Frank Thornton
Mrs Forsythe/Second Nurse …. Annie Leake
Doctor McTaggart …. Patrick Cargill
Mr Thomas …. Hugh Lloyd
Doctor in Casualty …. John Bluthal

Originally released on Pye Records in 1961


WED 08:30 Give Or Take (m001090j)
Episode 5

Wally K Daly's sitcom about a bank clerk who wins the pools.

Sam Baker has won a fortune on the football pools, and his family think he's burned the cheque to avoid sharing it with them. But has Fred rumbled him?

Stars David Roper as Sam Baker and Sharon Duce as his wife, Annabel.

Featuring Bill Owen as Fred.

With special guests John Horsley and Richard Davies.

Theme music by Jim Parker.

Produced by John Fawcett Wilson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1980.


WED 09:00 The Motion Show (m0007kr4)
Series 5

Episode 3

From life beginning at 50 to banning windows.

Graeme Garden hosts the comedy debating show.

With Bernard Ingham, Hugh Dennis, Victoria Coren Mitchell and Arthur Smith.

Producer: Jane Berthoud

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2002.


WED 09:30 Smelling of Roses (b00d4qky)
Series 3

Private Views

Events organiser Rosie plans a private view for an odious art dealer.

Rosie Burns faces more challenges in running her family's event management company, where the clients are only part of the problem...

The third of four series of Simon Brett's sitcom.

Rosie ..... Prunella Scales
Jo ..... Rebecca Callard
Bob ..... Duncan Preston
Tess ..... Annette Badland
Lindley Gore ..... Jeremy Clyde
Charlie McGunn ..... Kenny Blyth

Producer: Maria Esposito

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2002.


WED 10:00 Verona: A Conspiracy of Parrots (b007rfcg)
Stephanie Cole stars as the slightly elderly lady whose exotic birds bring her triumphant fulfilment.

But can she keep her feathery collection out of the hands of the auctioneer?

Monologue written specially for Stephanie by Peter Tinniswood.

Director: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1998.


WED 10:45 Tapestry by Stephanie Cole (b07v34ty)
A divorced actress is facing her 50th birthday and decides it is time to spread her wings. Instead of feeling sorry for herself, she opts for a holiday in New Mexico. But, without warning, a chance encounter throws her back into an episode from her past, from which she will never escape.

Radio 4 commissioned this story by the leading actress Stephanie Cole, who also reads it.

Produced by David Roper
A Heavy Entertainment production for BBC Radio 4

First broadcast in 2016.


WED 11:00 Motherhood: Bump, Birth and Beyond (m001090l)
3. Beyond

Jessica Fostekew charts the horrors and the highs of the 9 months of life with a bump, the moment of reckoning with birth, and the chaos, or not, that lies ahead.

Using the BBC Archive and interviews with lots of special guests including Jenny Eclair, Cariad Lloyd, Sara Barron, Richard & Catie Herring, Caroline Mabey, Jen Brister, Hatty Ashdown, Kirsty Newton, Katie Mulgrew, Taylor Glenn, Robin Ince, Laura Lexx, Sindhu Vee, Diane Morgan, and Holly Walsh.

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


WED 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b00c79cy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 Give Or Take (m001090j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 Sherlock Holmes (b09tchrt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 Arnold Bennett - Imperial Palace (m001090f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 A Better Class of Person by John Osborne (b03ggqcp)
3. O Wall!

John Osborne's highly-acclaimed first volume of autobiography - covering the period from 1929 to 1956 when Look Back in Anger was first performed.

The reknowned playwright reminisces about school, his burgeoning literary interest and his father's death.

Read by Peter Egan.

Produced by Glyn Dearman.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1993.


WED 14:15 John Reed - Ten Days That Shook the World (b0979f41)
3. The Winter Palace

John Reed's classic eye-witness account of the Russian Revolution in October 1917.

Reed and Bryant blag their way in to the Winter Palace and meet the frightened government troops defending the building. As gunfire starts in the street, the Palace falls, surprisingly easily. to the victorious revolutionaries. The journalists find themselves caught in a dangerous encounter.

CAST:

John Reed .... Richard Laing
Louise Bryant .... Kelly Burke
Kerensky .... Ewan Bailey
Comberg .... Matthew Gravelle
Driver .... Nicholas Murchie
Commissar .... Richard Elfyn
Robert .... Sion Pritchard

Dramatised by Robin Brooks

Director: Alison Hindell

BBC Cymru Wales production first broadcast on Radio 4 in October 2017.


WED 14:30 The Welsh M1 (b03nt8g7)
Episode 1

The A470 runs nearly two hundred miles through the heart of Wales from Llandudno to Cardiff Bay. It was created to connect north and south of the country yet it takes four hours – sometimes more - to make the journey. It's certainly not the fastest road in the UK but to drive the A470 is to truly understand the landscape, history, culture and language of Wales.

In the first of two programmes, Cerys Matthews sets out on a road trip down the A470 in search of a nation's identity and the essence of Welshness. She travels through the Welsh-speaking heartland of the north-west, meeting writers, musicians and historians. She falls into conversation on the streets of Llanrwst, encounters poetry in the paving stones of Blaenau Ffestiniog and discovers the roots of one of her favourite folk songs on the high passes of the A470 beyond Dolgellau.

The A470's route is ancient, its northern sections following the old Roman road, Sarn Helen. Yet it's also modern: the politics of Wales are complicated by the challenge of bringing together a whole nation both geographically and symbolically. The A470 was created in 1979 by re-designating older roads. And that's why this tarmac tribute to nationhood winds back and forth across the Welsh landscape, apparently reluctant to reach its final destination.

As she travels south Cerys hears many different definitions and descriptions of the A470: a road to nowhere; the road Wales deserves; a highway of loss; the Welsh M1.

Producer: Jeremy Grange

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2014.


WED 15:00 Verona: A Conspiracy of Parrots (b007rfcg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 15:45 Tapestry by Stephanie Cole (b07v34ty)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today]


WED 16:00 The Motion Show (m0007kr4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


WED 16:30 Smelling of Roses (b00d4qky)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


WED 17:00 Rob Newman (b08nq5x9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 17:30 The Cold Swedish Winter (b091wby4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 18:00 The Spaceship II (b00911c5)
3. Rude

The crew of Really Invincible III have some space tourists aboard - but it turns into a holiday from hell.

CAST:

Captain Gordon Taylor …. James Fleet
Stuart Jackson …. Paul Barnhill
Karen Trex …. Rosie Cavaliero
Melissa Patterson …. Emily Joyce
Clive 55 …. Neil Warhurst
Spam …. Ben Crowe
Doreen …. Rachel Atkins
The Narrator …. Nicholas Boulton

Written by Paul Barnhill and Neil Warhurst.

Producer: Sally Avens

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


WED 18:30 Short Cuts (m000gd0f)
Series 22

Encounters With Old Texts

Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, a cryptic crossword, personal ads and the work of Dylan Thomas inspire new short documentaries and adventures in sound presented by Josie Long.

Poem for October
Featuring Terry Jones
Produced by Sarah Cuddon

Slow Burn Seeking
Featuring Casey Orozco-Poore
Produced by Ariana Martinez

Maslow
Produced by James T. Green

Relics
Featuring John-Luke Roberts

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

A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in March 2020.


WED 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b00c79cy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 Give Or Take (m001090j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 Sherlock Holmes (b09tchrt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 Arnold Bennett - Imperial Palace (m001090f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 Motherhood: Bump, Birth and Beyond (m001090l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 22:00 The Cold Swedish Winter (b091wby4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 Sam Simmons is Not a People Person (b088fp4b)
Glenn

Comedian. Writer. Ex-Zoo Keeper. Bird Watcher. Definitely NOT a people person.

Sam and Henry are making a documentary series about birds, each week - armed with Sam's 'Big Book of Birds' they seek out different species. Despite Henry's best efforts, Sam is continually aggravated by the people they run into. Each encounter sparks an investigation into Sam's past, because once they've sorted out his issues, they'll really be able to focus on the bird-watching.

Now Sam is trudging through the desert in search of the Steppe Eagle.

The unique talents of the multi-award winning comedian Sam Simmons have landed.

Written by and starring Sam Simmons

With:
Henry Paker
Sarah Kendall
Mike Wilmot
Freya Parker

Sound design by Craig Schuftan
Music by Craig Schuftan with Lani Bagley

Producers: Joseph Nunnery & Alexandra Smith

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


WED 22:45 Mae Martin's Guide to 21st Century Sexuality (b080w8bw)
4. Are We Asking The Right Questions?

Canadian stand-up Mae combines wickedly astute social observations with personal references to their own unique upbringing,

Mae's taking a funny, personal look at how millennials are transforming the way that society thinks about sexuality and gender.

In the final episode of this series, Mae considers how vigilant we still need to be as a society when it comes to tackling intolerance. And also talks about Pompeii, because seriously, what a disaster that was.

Written and performed by Mae Martin.
Script editor: Sarah Campbell
Producer: Alexandra Smith

A BBC Studios Production

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2016.


WED 23:00 Radio Active (b07h1k5h)
Series 5

Wey Hey, It's Saturday

A special train gets named, while Aaron the Aardvark very grudgingly joins the Saturday kids show.

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

Music by Steve Brown, Philip Pope and Geoffrey Perkins.

Written by Angus Deayton and Geoffrey Perkins with John Cantor, John Docherty and Moray Hunter.

Producer: Jamie Rix

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1985.


WED 23:30 And Now in Colour (b007w56x)
Series 1

Fairground

The sketch show team take their audience to the fair for Will's birthday – and England’s World Cup clichés...

Precision comedy written and performed by Tim Firth, Tim de Jongh, Michael Rutger and William Vandyck.

Producer: Lissa Evans

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1990



THURSDAY 07 OCTOBER 2021

THU 00:00 The Spaceship II (b00911c5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 Short Cuts (m000gd0f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 Sherlock Holmes (b09tchrt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 Arnold Bennett - Imperial Palace (m001090f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 A Better Class of Person by John Osborne (b03ggqcp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:15 John Reed - Ten Days That Shook the World (b0979f41)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 The Welsh M1 (b03nt8g7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 Verona: A Conspiracy of Parrots (b007rfcg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 03:45 Tapestry by Stephanie Cole (b07v34ty)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 The Motion Show (m0007kr4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:30 Smelling of Roses (b00d4qky)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 Rob Newman (b08nq5x9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 The Cold Swedish Winter (b091wby4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 Sherlock Holmes (b09v63ds)
Sherlock Holmes with Carleton Hobbs - Series 2

4. The Cardboard Box

Can the great detective solve the mystery of a very grizzly delivery?

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's tale was first published in the Strand Magazine in 1893..

CAST:

Sherlock Holmes …. Carleton Hobbs
Dr Watson …. Norman Shelley
Susan Cushing …. Janet Burnell
Sarah Cushing …. Cecile Chevreau
Mary Browner …. Eva Stuart
Jim Browner …. Tom Watson
Inspector Lestrade …. David Bird
The Constable …. Hugh Manning

Carleton Hobbs played the Baker Street sleuth in 80 radio dramas between 1952 and 1969.

Adapted by Michael Hardwick.

Producer: Martyn C. Webster

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in April 1960.


THU 06:30 Arnold Bennett - Imperial Palace (m00108q4)
Takeover

Arnold Bennett 's classic novel, set in the thirties, dramatised in four parts by Peter Ling.

3: 1930s London: Imperial Palace hotel director Evelyn Orcham faces staff unrest. Stars Robin Ellis.

Director Enyd Williams

Evelyn Orcham: ....Robin Ellis
Sir Henry Savott:....Derek Waring
Grade Savott:....Colleen Prendergast
Violet Powler:....Charlotte Attenborough
Sir henry Savott .... Derek Waring
Miss Cass ....Ann Beach
M Perosi ....Michael Mears
Miss Maclaren ....Joanna Monro
Dover / M Laugier .... John Hartley
Gino Ceria .... Christopher Scott
Miss Venables ....Adjoah Andoh
Mrs Powler ....Di Botcher
Waiter ....Ioan Meredith

Director Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1997.


THU 07:00 Ankle Tag (b091w4cx)
The Beginning

Career fraudster Bob has been away at Her Majesty's pleasure for the last five years, but he's just been released on licence with an Ankle Tag registered to his estranged son's address. Gruff isn't happy about it, but Bob is a charming man who manages to persuade other people in Gruff's life that his heart is in the right place.

Elis James and Katy Wix play new parents Gruff and Alice, whose lives are disrupted when Bob moves in, and Steve Speirs plays Bob.

Written by Gareth Gwynn and Benjamin Partridge.
Produced by Victoria Lloyd.
A BBC Studios Production.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2017.


THU 07:30 The Break (m000jw0b)
Series 3

1. Never The Twin

It's September in Flamford, which can only mean one thing - the Flamford Christmas Market is in full flow. Jeff (Philip Jackson) persuades his recalcitrant London nephew Andy (James Northcote) to join him in a gift-shopping expedition.

Along the way they encounter pokerwork sign-maker and fire hazard Pam (Shobna Gulati), loud, lovelorn and now jobless Town Crier Peter Humfriss (Mark Benton) and The Ghost of Christmas-Who-Gives-A-Stuff - chiselling pensioner Mr Truepenny (Rasmus Hardiker).

Christmas, even though it’s September, is also a time for mysteries - one of which sees Jeff and Andy pitted against the enigmatic Applegarth twins (Alison Steadman and Alison Steadman).

Starring:
Philip Jackson
Alison Steadman
Mark Benton
Shobna Gulati
Rasmus Hardiker
James Northcote

Created and Written by Ian Brown and James Hendrie
Studio Engineered and Edited by Leon Chambers
Production Manager: Sarah Tombling
Produced and Directed by Gordon Kennedy

Recorded at The Soundhouse Studios, London

An Absolutely production for BBC Radio 4


THU 08:00 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b012r6wt)
Series 8

Episode 4

Tales of the Circus - and the Director of Radio Prune speaks out.

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

Sketches written by Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie

Originating from the Cambridge University Footlights revue 'Cambridge Circus', ISIRTA ran for 8 years on BBC Radio and quickly developed a cult following.

Music and songs by Graeme Garden, Liam Cohen and Dave Lee.

Producer: David Hatch/Peter Titheradge

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 2 in March 1970.


THU 08:30 After Henry (b007k1rb)
Series 1

The Spectre at the Feast

Widow Sarah is wary of matchmakers - and her mother Eleanor's interference.

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 Mark Kingston as Chris.

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

Producer: Pete Atkin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1985.


THU 09:00 The Write Stuff (b0076ytb)
Series 9

Henry James

James Walton quizzes the panel in the literary quiz show.

Team captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh with guests Peter Kemp and Miles Kington.

The Author of the Week and subject for pastiche is Henry James.

Reader: Beth Chalmers.

Producer Katie Marsden

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2006.


THU 09:30 Beaumarchais (m00108q9)
4. Hors de Combat

Craig Warner's six-part comedy set in 18th-century France. Beaumarchais is anxious to climb the ladder of nobility...

4. Hors de Combat
Frantic after the death of Louis XV, Beaumarchais finds himself distracted by a milkmaid. Stars Henry Goodman.

With Alex Lowe , Kim Wall , Christopher Scott. loan Meredith, Jason O'Mara and Denys Hawthorne.

Director Marion Nancarrow

Cast:

Beaumarchais ...Henry Goodman
Marie Antoinette:....Siobhan Redmond
Le Comte d'Artois:....Sean Baker
Louis XIV ....Alex Lowe
Jacques ....Kim Wall
Jules ....Christopher Scott.
Silas Deane ....Jason O'Mara
Lord Stormont ....Denys Hawthorne.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1996.


THU 10:00 Drama (b09779qj)
Fleshmarket Close

1. Murder

In Ian Rankin's crime thriller, the teenage sister of a rape victim goes missing, two skeletons are found in the cellar of a pub in Edinburgh's Old Town, and an illegal immigrant is murdered on a city housing estate. Rebus and Clarke investigate.

CAST:

DI Rebus …. Ron Donachie
DS Clarke …. Gayanne Potter
DS Reynolds …. Robbie Jack
Storey …. Damian Lynch
DI Young …. Chris Reilly
Mangold …. Grant O’Rourke
Caro …. Karen Bartke
Cruikshank …. Simon Donaldson
Alice Jardine …. Molly Innes
John Jardine …. Jimmy Chisholm
Mo Dirwan …. Susheel Kumar
Curt …. Kenny Blyth
Kate …. Laura Lovemore
Other parts played by the cast

Dramatised by Chris Dolan.

Producer: Bruce Young

A BBC Scotland production first broadcast on Radio 4 in October 2017.


THU 11:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m00107r5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


THU 11:45 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b011jx7v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]


THU 12:00 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b012r6wt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 After Henry (b007k1rb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 Sherlock Holmes (b09v63ds)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 Arnold Bennett - Imperial Palace (m00108q4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 A Better Class of Person by John Osborne (b03ggzr9)
4. Too Young To Fight and Too Old to Forget

John Osborne's highly-acclaimed first volume of autobiography - covering the period from 1929 to 1956 when Look Back in Anger was first performed.

The writer recalls his childhood. After an illness, young John is sent to Dorset for brutal convalescence.

Read by Peter Egan.

Produced by Glyn Dearman.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1993.


THU 14:15 John Reed - Ten Days That Shook the World (b097c82j)
4. Plunging Ahead

John Reed's classic eye-witness account of the Russian Revolution in October 1917.

The Bolsheviks have taken the Winter Palace and seized control. Amidst a whirl of excitement, dread and rumour, Lenin abolishes all private ownership of land.

CAST:

John Reed .... Richard Laing
Louise Bryant .... Kelly Burke
Kerensky .... Ewan Bailey
Comberg .... Matthew Gravelle
Soldier .... Nicholas Murchie
Commissar .... Richard Elfyn
Saratov .... Sion Pritchard
Woman .... Sarah Ridgeway

Dramatised by Robin Brooks

Director: Alison Hindell

BBC Cymru Wales production first broadcast on Radio 4 in October 2017.


THU 14:30 The Welsh M1 (b03pmdld)
Episode 2

The A470 runs nearly two hundred miles through the heart of Wales from Llandudno to Cardiff Bay. It was created to connect north and south of the country yet it takes four hours – sometimes more - to make the journey. It's certainly not the fastest road in the UK but to drive the A470 is to truly understand the landscape, history, culture and language of Wales.

Cerys Matthews continues her journey down the A470 in search of a nation's identity and the essence of Welshness. As she travels south Cerys hears many different definitions and descriptions of the A470: a road to nowhere; the road Wales deserves; a highway of loss; the Welsh M1.

She discovers the crossroads of Wales in Rhayader, a town populated by rebels and red kites, she hears stories of the A470 from historians, poets, bikers and musicians and she finds herself serving customers in a roadside snack bar.

The A470 - and her journey – comes to an end in the re-vitalised Cardiff Bay, once known as Tiger Bay and now home to the Senedd, the seat of Welsh government. Here she meets Hassan Panero, a young poet from Cardiff's Somali community who gives Cerys his own definition of Welshness.

Producer: Jeremy Grange

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2014.


THU 15:00 Drama (b09779qj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 The Write Stuff (b0076ytb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


THU 16:30 Beaumarchais (m00108q9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


THU 17:00 Ankle Tag (b091w4cx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 17:30 The Break (m000jw0b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 18:00 The Spaceship II (b0091ppl)
4. Sick

The crew contracts a mystery virus which makes them age at an alarming rate.

CAST:

Captain Gordon Taylor …. James Fleet
Stuart Jackson …. Paul Barnhill
Karen Trex …. Rosie Cavaliero
Melissa Patterson …. Emily Joyce
Clive 55 …. Neil Warhurst
The Narrator …. Nicholas Boulton

Written by Paul Barnhill and Neil Warhurst.

Producer: Sally Avens

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


THU 18:30 Great Lives (b08rq6mg)
Series 42

Iain Lee on Andy Kaufman

There were so many hoaxes in Andy Kaufman's brief career that for years his fans believed that he wasn't really dead. Kaufman's best known as Latka Gravas in the American sitcom Taxi, and his life was undoubtedly weird. Performance artist, Elvis impersonator, wrestler - he's difficult to pin down. Nominator Iain Lee believes he was a genius, while Olly Double of the University of Kent school of arts reckons Kaufman didn't really care if his audience laughed or not. Presenter Matthew Parris draws his own conclusions about Kaufman's extraordinary life, later turned into a film starring Jim Carrey called Man on the Moon.
The producer in Bristol is Miles Warde.


THU 19:00 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b012r6wt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 After Henry (b007k1rb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 Sherlock Holmes (b09v63ds)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 Arnold Bennett - Imperial Palace (m00108q4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m00107r5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


THU 21:45 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b011jx7v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]


THU 22:00 The Break (m000jw0b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 What's Funny About ... (m00108b0)
Series 2

3. Sally Phillips & Victoria Pile on Smack The Pony

TV veterans Peter Fincham and Jon Plowman talk to the writers, producers, and performers behind Britain’s biggest TV comedy hits, and hear the inside story of how they brought their programmes to the screen.

In this episode of the new series of What’s Funny About… Peter Fincham and Jon Plowman talk to Sally Phillips and Victoria Pile, who variously created, wrote, and starred in the award-winning sketch show Smack The Pony

When Smack The Pony arrived on Channel 4 in 1999, the critics talked about it being a “female” sketch show. Which was right in as much as it starred and was run by women, and it pushed back against the male gaze which had so dominated the world of British comedy for so long.

But of course, it also rather missed the point – it wasn’t a female sketch show. It was a brilliant, edgy, silly, and gloriously funny sketch show.

Victoria and Sally discuss the challenges the show faced on its journey from a small idea pitched (by a man!) at a fancy Park Lane supper, to its BAFTA and Emmy success. They talk us through some of their favourite sketches and reveal how they created their vast array of characters. And they talk about the possibility of more episodes of Smack The Pony finding their way on to our screens.

Produced by Owen Braben.


THU 23:30 The Secret World (b01169br)
Series 1

Episode 1 - Pilot

From John Humphrys and Ringo to Alan Carr and Alan Sugar.

Pilot of the comedy impressions series examining the bizarre and private lives of public people.

Starring:

Jon Culshaw
Sarah Hadland
Jess Robinson
Lewis Macleod
Duncan Wisbey

Producer: Bill Dare

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2008.



FRIDAY 08 OCTOBER 2021

FRI 00:00 The Spaceship II (b0091ppl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 Great Lives (b08rq6mg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 Sherlock Holmes (b09v63ds)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 Arnold Bennett - Imperial Palace (m00108q4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 A Better Class of Person by John Osborne (b03ggzr9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:15 John Reed - Ten Days That Shook the World (b097c82j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 The Welsh M1 (b03pmdld)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 Drama (b09779qj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 The Write Stuff (b0076ytb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:30 Beaumarchais (m00108q9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 Ankle Tag (b091w4cx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 The Break (m000jw0b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 Sherlock Holmes (b09v66b5)
Sherlock Holmes with Carleton Hobbs - Series 2

5. The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax

Can the sleuth locate a missing woman with valuable jewels?

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's tale was first published in the Strand Magazine in 1893..

CAST:

Sherlock Holmes …. Carleton Hobbs
Dr Watson …. Norman Shelley
Dr Horson …. Charles Simon
Jules Vibart …. John Hollis
Herr Dietrich …. George Morritt
Marle Devine …. Cecile Chevreau
The Hon. Philip Green …. John Humphry
Mrs Hudson …. Kathleen Helme
Peters …. Michael Turner
The Police Sergeant …. Tom Watson
The Workhouse warden …. Hugh Manning

Carleton Hobbs played the Baker Street sleuth in 80 radio dramas between 1952 and 1969.

Adapted by Michael Hardwick.

Producer: Martyn C. Webster

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in May 1960.


FRI 06:30 Arnold Bennett - Imperial Palace (m0010935)
New Beginnings

The conclusion of Arnold Bennett 's classic novel, set in the thirties, dramatised by Peter Ling.

4: 1930s London: From Paris to London - there are changes of heart at London's Imperial Palace hotel. Will director Evelyn Orcham be at the helm? Stars Robin Ellis.

Evelyn Orcham: ....Robin Ellis
Violet Powler:....Charlotte Attenborough
Sir Henry Savott ....Derek Waring
Gracie Savott:....Colleen Prendergast
Miss Cass:....Ann Beach
M Perosi / Mr Collifant ....Michael Mears
Mr Plimsing ....Stephen Thorne
Gino Ceria ....Christopher Scott
Mrs Powler / French Saleswoman ....Di Botcher
Mr Rowbottom ....Kim Wall

Director Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1997.


FRI 07:00 On the Rocks (b05v7tcj)
Series 2

Adventure

Ben tries to prove to Morwenna-May that he's a man of action.

1930s comedy set on the Isles of Scilly by Christopher William Hill.

Frank Gunwallow ..... Joseph Kloska
Tommy Trenear ..... Stuart Fox
Ben Trenear ..... Alex Palmer
Morwenna-May ..... Alex Tregear
Pender ..... Christopher William Hill

Even on the remote island of St Martin's war seems inevitable, but the islanders have their own battles to contend with, stuck on a rock flung 27 miles out into the Atlantic with only their natural grit and gallows humour to see them through.

Director ..... Mary Peate

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2015.


FRI 07:30 Comedy from the Wilderness (m00109vz)
The Wilderness Festival in Oxfordshire was one of the few UK summer festivals to go ahead this year. Join Molly, Jack, Will, Rob and James Peak as they report back on all the fun stuff you may have missed - including Letters Live with Jordan Stephens and Amanda Abbington; Gallic miserabilist Marcel Lucont; top festival hype-man Robin Clyfan; the fabulous Missy Fatale; Queen B and the Cabaret Fatale; Tom Hodgkinson and The Idler Magazine; Sanderson Jones and Sunday Assembly’s mass lockdown wedding; and not forgetting Henry Blofeld, who is coaxed from Test Match Special retirement to join Timmy Sampson in commentating on the annual WCC Goodies v Baddies Cricket Match.

Original Music by Tollon Adkins
Edited by Andre Jacquemin.
Produced and Presented by James Peak.
An Essential Radio production for BBC Radio 4


FRI 08:00 Dad's Army (b00qxh17)
Series 2

War Dance

Captain Mainwaring's platoon dance is disrupted by an announcement from Private Pike.

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

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

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1975.


FRI 08:30 Coming Alive (b007k1ty)
Series 1

Plumbing The Depths

Terry King is a likeable ex con whose been released from prison early so that he can do some good work in the community.

In this episode, he's challenged to recruit some neighbourhood volunteers to help refurbish the derelict community centre.

Starring Karl Howman as Terry and Phyllis Logan as Sandra.

Written by Jim Eldridge.

Produced by Marilyn Imrie.

Karl Howman .... Terry King
Phyllis Logan .... Sandra Gaines
Ben Crowe .... Steve Addison
Geoffrey Whitehead .... Bert Higgs
Priyanga Elan .... Ellie Higgs
Frances Jeater .... Woman on the estate

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1999.


FRI 09:00 The Food Quiz (b083j269)
Series 3

28/09/2005

Journalist and food critic, Jay Rayner puts four gastronomes through their culinary paces.

On today's menu are Stephen Fry, Clarissa Dickson Wright, Henry Harris and Kimiko Barber.

Issues for digestion include where holds a saffron, a mackerel and a pawpaw festival?

Producer: Rebecca Wells

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2004.


FRI 09:30 Clare in the Community (b008fxxz)
Series 1

Glad to be Ray

The social worker gets a shock when she drops in on her secretive colleague, Ray.

Sally Phillips is Clare Barker the social worker who has all the right jargon but never a practical solution.

A control freak, Clare likes nothing better than interfering in other people's lives on both a professional and personal basis. Clare is in her thirties, white, middle class and heterosexual, all of which are occasional causes of discomfort to her.

Each week we join Clare in her continued struggle to control both her professional and private life

In today's Big Society there are plenty of challenges out there for an involved, caring social worker. Or even Clare.

Written by Harry Venning and David Ramsden

Clare ...... Sally Phillips
Brian ...... Alex Lowe
Megan ...... Nina Conti
Ray ...... Richard Lumsden
Irene ...... Ellen Thomas
Helen ...... Gemma Craven
Simon ...... Andrew Wincott

With Nicholas Boulton and Stephen Hogan.

Producer Katie Tyrrell.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2004.


FRI 10:00 Drama (b098bpyq)
Fleshmarket Close

2. Discovery

In Ian Rankin's crime thriller, Rebus and Clarke close in on a people-trafficking gang, investigate the murder of a convicted rapist, and unravel the mystery of two skeletons in an Edinburgh pub cellar.

CAST:

DI Rebus …. Ron Donachie
DS Clarke …. Gayanne Potter
Cafferty …. Gary Lewis
Storey …. Damian Lynch
DI Young …. Chris Reilly
DS Reynolds …. Robbie Jack
Mangold …. Grant O’Rourke
Caro …. Karen Bartke
Bullen …. Simon Donaldson
Ishbel …. Hannah Jarrett-Scott
Hill …. Kenny Blyth
Kate …. Laura Lovemore
Min Tan …. Siu Hun Li
Other parts played by the cast

Dramatised by Chris Dolan.

Producer: Bruce Young

A BBC Scotland production first broadcast on Radio 4 in October 2017.


FRI 11:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m0010mz5)
New Listening for October

Laura Grimshaw and Scott Bryan recommend new listening for October.

We talk fashion with Kiri Pritchard-McLean and her new podcast Who Are You Wearing? Tim Harford offers up some Cautionary Tales. And Margaret Cabourn-Smith tells us all about her embarrassing crushes in the name of her new podcast Crushed by Margaret Cabourn-Smith.

We also feature snippets of:
The Proper Class Podcast
Whose Stories?
As The Season Turns
My Favourite Takeaway with Tom Craine and Cimran Shah
Bad Cops from the World Service
Breaking Breakfast - the story of Chris Evans' Radio 1 Breakfast Show
The Xennial Dome with Gareth Gwynn and Esyllt Sears
Shaun Keaveny's new podcasts The Line Up and Rockanory


FRI 12:00 Dad's Army (b00qxh17)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 Coming Alive (b007k1ty)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 Sherlock Holmes (b09v66b5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 Arnold Bennett - Imperial Palace (m0010935)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 A Better Class of Person by John Osborne (b03ghjm4)
5. Don't Fence Me In

John Osborne's highly-acclaimed first volume of autobiography - covering the period from 1929 to 1956 when Look Back in Anger was first performed.

The famous playwright's memoir reaches the end of formal education, when girls and rebellion cost him dear.

Read by Peter Egan.

Produced by Glyn Dearman.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1993.


FRI 14:15 John Reed - Ten Days That Shook the World (b097cjz9)
5. Chill Winds

John Reed's classic eye-witness account of the Russian Revolution in October 1917.

Ex-Prime Minster Kerensky has joined forces with the Cossacks and is advancing on Petrograd, and there is fighting in the streets in Moscow: rumour is rife that the Revolution cannot survive.

John Reed's vivid eye-witness account of his time in Petrograd was written in early 1918 and published in the USA the following year. It was an instant best-seller, so much so that in Russia it was some years before Stalin - who is only mentioned twice in the book - felt he could ban it for its portrayal of Trotsky. Possibly naïve, definitely politically one-sided, nevertheless the veracity and impact of Reed's enthusiastic snapshot-style reportage has become a classic memoir and inspired films including Eisenstein's classic 'October' and 'Reds' which won an Oscar for its director and star, Warren Beatty.

CAST:

John Reed .... Richard Laing
Louise Bryant .... Kelly Burke
Comberg .... Matthew Gravelle
Shatov .... Nicholas Murchie
Spiridonova .... Gwawr Loader
Antonov .... Sion Pritchard
Oblomov .... Simon Ludders
Krylenko .... Tom Forrister
Mayor .... Philip Fox

Dramatised by Robin Brooks

Director: Alison Hindell

BBC Cymru Wales production first broadcast on Radio 4 in October 2017.


FRI 14:30 Losing The Children (b0076qk1)
The story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin has been part of German folklore for centuries. But who was the colourful figure who led first, the plague of rats and then the children, away forever from the town of Hamelin?

Author and former Children's Laureate Michael Rosen begins by visiting the actual town of Hamelin in Lower Saxony, exploring its medieval streets via rat-infested London, ancient German pagan ritual and the whispering silence of Eton College library.

He finally uncovers the truth behind the legend that should never again be thought of as just a fairy tale.

Produced by Lizz Pearson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2005.


FRI 15:00 Drama (b098bpyq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 The Food Quiz (b083j269)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


FRI 16:30 Clare in the Community (b008fxxz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


FRI 17:00 On the Rocks (b05v7tcj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 17:30 Comedy from the Wilderness (m00109vz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 18:00 The Spaceship II (b0091tns)
5. The End

The crew is brought face-to-face with reality when they reach the end of the universe.

CAST:

Captain Gordon Taylor …. James Fleet
Stuart Jackson …. Paul Barnhill
Karen Trex …. Rosie Cavaliero
Melissa Patterson …. Emily Joyce
Clive 55 …. Neil Warhurst
The Narrator …. Nicholas Boulton

Written by Paul Barnhill and Neil Warhurst.

Producer: Sally Avens

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


FRI 18:30 Off the Page (b012fs6p)
Neighbours

When Guy Browning decided to make a film, he roped in his entire village to help keep the costs down. Which makes you wonder - is this the Big Society
finally at work?

Also joining presenter Dominic Arkwright to discuss the support network of neighbours, both nasty and nice, are Laurie Penny the writer of the Penny Red blog; and Dr Edson Burton, who recalls when living in bedsits didn't just mean your neighbours were in the same street, but under the same roof.

Produced by Miles Warde.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2011.


FRI 19:00 Dad's Army (b00qxh17)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 Coming Alive (b007k1ty)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 Sherlock Holmes (b09v66b5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 Arnold Bennett - Imperial Palace (m0010935)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m0010mz5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 22:00 Comedy from the Wilderness (m00109vz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 Mark Thomas Presents (b0076w5y)
Mort Sahl

A one-off performance by the great Mort Sahl , pioneering political comic of the 1950s and 60s, who proves that his grip on events is as sharp and biting as ever.

Series in which Mark Thomas introduces iconic American comedy performers.

Producer: Paul Bajoria

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2005.


FRI 23:00 Brian Appleton's Unofficial Multi-Media Lecture (m001093c)
From Cliff to Dale

Disgraced Rock Musicologist and Media Studies lecturer Brian Appleton delivers a series of unique and bizarre lectures to an invited audience, drawing on his own bitter memories of thwarted pop stardom.

Lecture 1: 'From Cliff To Dale', in which Brian charts 5 decades of British pop.

Written and performed by Graham Fellows
Additional Research by Rex Brough

Produced by Dawn Ellis

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2005.


FRI 23:15 The Jail Diaries of Sir Ralph Stanza (m001093g)
Prison Bard

Albie Sachs, Nelson Mandela, Jeffrey Archer... the literary penal tradition is an honourable one, now reaching its pinnacle with Sir Ralph Stanza, the poet dedicated to bringing culture to the masses, and gently explain it to them.

In this first instalment of audio diaries from his recent stint as poet-in-residence at a maximum security prison, the lucky inmate who is his first workshopee receives Stanza's usual poetic tips, covering such subjects a street culture, spelling and jokes about poets' names.

Cast

Sir Ralph Stanza ...James Quinn
Robo ...Jack Deam
Dean ...Neil Bell
Josh ...Theo Ant Smith
Officer ...Joan Kempson

Written by James Quinn

Produced in Manchester by Graham Frost

First broadcastd on BBC Radio 4 in 2004.


FRI 23:30 Sarah Kendall: Australian Trilogy (b08gxx7p)
Series 1

Touchdown

"This show is a story, and our story starts at the end. My parents came to see one of my shows, and I would end this particular show by telling a story about the time I swore at a teacher..."

Starting with a short routine from her comedy club set, Sarah admits that like with most stand-up routines, it had a punchline manufactured for the sake of a joke. Her mum challenges her to tell everyone what really happened the day she swore at that teacher and the result is this show. Denied the quick fix of a fabricated punchline it is transformed into a full, honest, coming-of-age story that explores the clumsiness of adolescents, their awkward relationships, and painful need for friendship and love.

Multi-award winning storyteller Sarah Kendall brings her critically acclaimed trilogy of funny and moving, live shows to BBC Radio.

Taking her audience on a trip, Sarah gives a unique snapshot of small-town life in Australia in the early 90s.

At a time when most people were seeing Australians through the filter of 'Home and Away' and 'Neighbours', Sarah's shows present a darker underbelly to the stereotype of the sun-loving, happy-go-lucky Aussie teenager.

Comedic and tragic in equal measure, Sarah's tales of her teenage life blend intricate narratives with a cast of memorable characters, bringing events to life in front of your very ears.

*Contains strong language

Written and performed by Sarah Kendall
Producer - Carl Cooper
Production Coordinator - Emily Hallett

A BBC Studios Production for Radio 4 first broadcast in March 2017.




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

A Better Class of Person by John Osborne 14:00 MON (b0076z38)

A Better Class of Person by John Osborne 02:00 TUE (b0076z38)

A Better Class of Person by John Osborne 14:00 TUE (b03gghlm)

A Better Class of Person by John Osborne 02:00 WED (b03gghlm)

A Better Class of Person by John Osborne 14:00 WED (b03ggqcp)

A Better Class of Person by John Osborne 02:00 THU (b03ggqcp)

A Better Class of Person by John Osborne 14:00 THU (b03ggzr9)

A Better Class of Person by John Osborne 02:00 FRI (b03ggzr9)

A Better Class of Person by John Osborne 14:00 FRI (b03ghjm4)

A Good Read 18:30 MON (b01qdvst)

A Good Read 00:30 TUE (b01qdvst)

A Look Back at the Nineties 23:30 SUN (b007jqk5)

After Henry 08:30 THU (b007k1rb)

After Henry 12:30 THU (b007k1rb)

After Henry 19:30 THU (b007k1rb)

Albert and Me 08:30 MON (b007js8c)

Albert and Me 12:30 MON (b007js8c)

Albert and Me 19:30 MON (b007js8c)

Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section 14:00 SAT (b01d51th)

Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section 22:00 SAT (b01dgh8t)

Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section 02:00 SUN (b01d51th)

Amanda Whittington - The Dock, Nuremberg (Omnibus) 07:20 SUN (b03szf9m)

Amanda Whittington - The Dock, Nuremberg 02:15 SAT (m00109wh)

And Now in Colour 23:30 WED (b007w56x)

Ankle Tag 07:00 THU (b091w4cx)

Ankle Tag 17:00 THU (b091w4cx)

Ankle Tag 05:00 FRI (b091w4cx)

Arnold Bennett - Imperial Palace 06:30 TUE (m0010901)

Arnold Bennett - Imperial Palace 13:30 TUE (m0010901)

Arnold Bennett - Imperial Palace 20:30 TUE (m0010901)

Arnold Bennett - Imperial Palace 01:30 WED (m0010901)

Arnold Bennett - Imperial Palace 06:30 WED (m001090f)

Arnold Bennett - Imperial Palace 13:30 WED (m001090f)

Arnold Bennett - Imperial Palace 20:30 WED (m001090f)

Arnold Bennett - Imperial Palace 01:30 THU (m001090f)

Arnold Bennett - Imperial Palace 06:30 THU (m00108q4)

Arnold Bennett - Imperial Palace 13:30 THU (m00108q4)

Arnold Bennett - Imperial Palace 20:30 THU (m00108q4)

Arnold Bennett - Imperial Palace 01:30 FRI (m00108q4)

Arnold Bennett - Imperial Palace 06:30 FRI (m0010935)

Arnold Bennett - Imperial Palace 13:30 FRI (m0010935)

Arnold Bennett - Imperial Palace 20:30 FRI (m0010935)

Beaumarchais 09:30 THU (m00108q9)

Beaumarchais 16:30 THU (m00108q9)

Beaumarchais 04:30 FRI (m00108q9)

Brian Appleton's Unofficial Multi-Media Lecture 23:00 FRI (m001093c)

Charles Dickens 03:00 SAT (b007k02r)

Clare in the Community 04:30 SAT (b008cy0w)

Clare in the Community 09:30 FRI (b008fxxz)

Clare in the Community 16:30 FRI (b008fxxz)

Comedy from the Wilderness 07:30 FRI (m00109vz)

Comedy from the Wilderness 17:30 FRI (m00109vz)

Comedy from the Wilderness 22:00 FRI (m00109vz)

Coming Alive 08:30 FRI (b007k1ty)

Coming Alive 12:30 FRI (b007k1ty)

Coming Alive 19:30 FRI (b007k1ty)

Cowards 23:30 SAT (b00fbkz5)

Dad's Army 08:00 FRI (b00qxh17)

Dad's Army 12:00 FRI (b00qxh17)

Dad's Army 19:00 FRI (b00qxh17)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 10:45 SUN (b011jx7v)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 21:45 SUN (b011jx7v)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 11:45 THU (b011jx7v)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 21:45 THU (b011jx7v)

David Cregan - What Happened with St George 16:00 SUN (b08n1zy9)

David Cregan - What Happened with St George 20:00 SUN (b08n1zy9)

David Cregan - What Happened with St George 04:00 MON (b08n1zy9)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:00 SUN (m00107r5)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:00 SUN (m00107r5)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 11:00 THU (m00107r5)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:00 THU (m00107r5)

Doctor at Large 08:30 SUN (b009xxrs)

Drama 10:00 THU (b09779qj)

Drama 15:00 THU (b09779qj)

Drama 03:00 FRI (b09779qj)

Drama 10:00 FRI (b098bpyq)

Drama 15:00 FRI (b098bpyq)

Elizabeth Bowen - The Last September 10:00 MON (m0008q24)

Elizabeth Bowen - The Last September 15:00 MON (m0008q24)

Elizabeth Bowen - The Last September 03:00 TUE (m0008q24)

Elizabeth Bowen - The Last September 10:00 TUE (m0008prc)

Elizabeth Bowen - The Last September 15:00 TUE (m0008prc)

Elizabeth Bowen - The Last September 03:00 WED (m0008prc)

Elvenquest 22:30 SAT (b01r9crh)

Enid Bagnold - The Chalk Garden 06:00 SAT (b04lt2dr)

Enid Bagnold - The Chalk Garden 16:00 SAT (b04lt2dr)

Enid Bagnold - The Chalk Garden 04:00 SUN (b04lt2dr)

Getting Nowhere Fast 09:30 MON (b007zn0h)

Getting Nowhere Fast 16:30 MON (b007zn0h)

Getting Nowhere Fast 04:30 TUE (b007zn0h)

Give Or Take 08:30 WED (m001090j)

Give Or Take 12:30 WED (m001090j)

Give Or Take 19:30 WED (m001090j)

Great Lives 07:30 SAT (b08r1vbd)

Great Lives 17:30 SAT (b08r1vbd)

Great Lives 05:30 SUN (b08r1vbd)

Great Lives 18:30 THU (b08rq6mg)

Great Lives 00:30 FRI (b08rq6mg)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:00 WED (b00c79cy)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:00 WED (b00c79cy)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:00 WED (b00c79cy)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 08:00 THU (b012r6wt)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 12:00 THU (b012r6wt)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 19:00 THU (b012r6wt)

Inheritance Tracks 13:55 SAT (m0010206)

Inheritance Tracks 01:55 SUN (m0010206)

Inheritance Tracks 07:10 SUN (b092g86g)

Inheritance Tracks 11:55 SUN (b092g86g)

Inheritance Tracks 14:10 SUN (b09v5xqb)

Inheritance Tracks 19:55 SUN (b092g86g)

Inheritance Tracks 02:10 MON (b09v5xqb)

Inheritance Tracks 11:50 MON (m0010862)

Inheritance Tracks 21:50 MON (m0010862)

Into the Water by Paula Hawkins (Omnibus) 06:00 SUN (b08qg0qp)

Into the Water by Paula Hawkins 02:00 SAT (b08pgsx2)

Jest a Minute 09:00 MON (b012h804)

Jest a Minute 16:00 MON (b012h804)

Jest a Minute 04:00 TUE (b012h804)

John Reed - Ten Days That Shook the World 14:15 MON (b0978bgq)

John Reed - Ten Days That Shook the World 02:15 TUE (b0978bgq)

John Reed - Ten Days That Shook the World 14:15 TUE (b097918z)

John Reed - Ten Days That Shook the World 02:15 WED (b097918z)

John Reed - Ten Days That Shook the World 14:15 WED (b0979f41)

John Reed - Ten Days That Shook the World 02:15 THU (b0979f41)

John Reed - Ten Days That Shook the World 14:15 THU (b097c82j)

John Reed - Ten Days That Shook the World 02:15 FRI (b097c82j)

John Reed - Ten Days That Shook the World 14:15 FRI (b097cjz9)

Jonathan Myerson - That Was Then (Omnibus) 14:20 SUN (b09r40qd)

Jonathan Myerson - That Was Then (Omnibus) 02:20 MON (b09r40qd)

Journey of a Lifetime 14:30 MON (b00mcwv1)

Journey of a Lifetime 02:30 TUE (b00mcwv1)

Just a Minute 07:30 MON (m00101lb)

Just a Minute 17:30 MON (m00101lb)

Just a Minute 22:00 MON (m00101lb)

Just a Minute 05:30 TUE (m00101lb)

Liz Lochhead - Maleficium 18:00 SUN (b00761fp)

Liz Lochhead - Maleficium 00:00 MON (b00761fp)

Losing The Children 14:30 FRI (b0076qk1)

Mae Martin's Guide to 21st Century Sexuality 22:45 WED (b080w8bw)

Man at the Helm 12:30 SAT (b07wt9c4)

Man at the Helm 09:30 SUN (b07wt9c4)

Man at the Helm 07:00 MON (b07x5vrq)

Man at the Helm 17:00 MON (b07x5vrq)

Man at the Helm 05:00 TUE (b07x5vrq)

Mark Steel's in Town 22:30 SUN (b00jd6rf)

Mark Thomas Presents 15:30 SAT (b0076w2p)

Mark Thomas Presents 03:30 SUN (b0076w2p)

Mark Thomas Presents 22:30 FRI (b0076w5y)

Micky Flanagan: What Chance Change? 12:30 SUN (b00smngp)

Micky Flanagan: What Chance Change? 17:30 SUN (b00smngp)

Micky Flanagan: What Chance Change? 22:00 SUN (b00smngp)

Micky Flanagan: What Chance Change? 05:30 MON (b00smngp)

Monsieur Oufle by L'Abbe Bourdelot 18:45 SUN (b06r9k83)

Monsieur Oufle by L'Abbe Bourdelot 00:45 MON (b06r9k83)

Motherhood: Bump, Birth and Beyond 11:00 WED (m001090l)

Motherhood: Bump, Birth and Beyond 21:00 WED (m001090l)

Nineteen Ninety-Eight 09:30 TUE (b01cvp13)

Nineteen Ninety-Eight 16:30 TUE (b01cvp13)

Nineteen Ninety-Eight 04:30 WED (b01cvp13)

Not in Front of the Children 09:00 SUN (b08kgtqt)

Off the Page 00:30 SAT (b01292v7)

Off the Page 18:30 FRI (b012fs6p)

On the Hour 23:00 SUN (b007k4vr)

On the Rocks 05:00 SAT (b05tkllr)

On the Rocks 07:00 FRI (b05v7tcj)

On the Rocks 17:00 FRI (b05v7tcj)

Our Man at Wembley 08:30 TUE (b00759dn)

Our Man at Wembley 12:30 TUE (b00759dn)

Our Man at Wembley 19:30 TUE (b00759dn)

Pieces of Britney 13:00 SAT (p09mw62b)

Pieces of Britney 01:00 SUN (p09mw62b)

Pieces of Britney 11:00 TUE (p09mw66w)

Pieces of Britney 21:00 TUE (p09mw66w)

Podcast Radio Hour 11:00 FRI (m0010mz5)

Podcast Radio Hour 21:00 FRI (m0010mz5)

Poetry Extra 12:00 SUN (m00107rb)

Poetry Extra 17:00 SUN (m00107rb)

Poetry Extra 05:00 MON (m00107rb)

Rachel Joyce - The Music Shop (Omnibus) 13:00 SUN (b08ynt1b)

Rachel Joyce - The Music Shop (Omnibus) 01:00 MON (b08ynt1b)

Radio Active 23:00 WED (b07h1k5h)

Radiolab 11:00 SUN (m00107r8)

Radiolab 19:00 SUN (m00107r8)

Raffles 01:30 SAT (b007jngf)

Raffles 06:30 MON (b007jngz)

Raffles 13:30 MON (b007jngz)

Raffles 20:30 MON (b007jngz)

Raffles 01:30 TUE (b007jngz)

Revolting People 14:30 SAT (b00w48m7)

Revolting People 02:30 SUN (b00w48m7)

Revolting People 22:30 TUE (b00wbnb0)

Rob Newman 07:00 WED (b08nq5x9)

Rob Newman 17:00 WED (b08nq5x9)

Rob Newman 05:00 THU (b08nq5x9)

Round the Horne 08:00 TUE (b00jnnpm)

Round the Horne 12:00 TUE (b00jnnpm)

Round the Horne 19:00 TUE (b00jnnpm)

Sam Simmons is Not a People Person 22:30 WED (b088fp4b)

Sarah Kendall: Australian Trilogy 23:30 FRI (b08gxx7p)

Sherlock Holmes 06:00 MON (b09tc6vx)

Sherlock Holmes 13:00 MON (b09tc6vx)

Sherlock Holmes 20:00 MON (b09tc6vx)

Sherlock Holmes 01:00 TUE (b09tc6vx)

Sherlock Holmes 06:00 TUE (b09tcb6h)

Sherlock Holmes 13:00 TUE (b09tcb6h)

Sherlock Holmes 20:00 TUE (b09tcb6h)

Sherlock Holmes 01:00 WED (b09tcb6h)

Sherlock Holmes 06:00 WED (b09tchrt)

Sherlock Holmes 13:00 WED (b09tchrt)

Sherlock Holmes 20:00 WED (b09tchrt)

Sherlock Holmes 01:00 THU (b09tchrt)

Sherlock Holmes 06:00 THU (b09v63ds)

Sherlock Holmes 13:00 THU (b09v63ds)

Sherlock Holmes 20:00 THU (b09v63ds)

Sherlock Holmes 01:00 FRI (b09v63ds)

Sherlock Holmes 06:00 FRI (b09v66b5)

Sherlock Holmes 13:00 FRI (b09v66b5)

Sherlock Holmes 20:00 FRI (b09v66b5)

Short Cuts 18:30 WED (m000gd0f)

Short Cuts 00:30 THU (m000gd0f)

Small Presses, Big Ideas 02:30 SAT (b008j8vq)

Small Scenes 23:00 TUE (b04lq2ys)

Smelling of Roses 09:30 WED (b00d4qky)

Smelling of Roses 16:30 WED (b00d4qky)

Smelling of Roses 04:30 THU (b00d4qky)

Snap 08:30 SAT (b013fct0)

Some of Our Archives Were Missing with Stuart Maconie 09:00 SAT (b0089b35)

Some of Our Archives Were Missing with Stuart Maconie 19:00 SAT (b0089b35)

Soul Music 18:30 TUE (b01r0g4h)

Soul Music 00:30 WED (b01r0g4h)

Stand-Up Specials 05:30 SAT (m00100hd)

Steptoe and Son 08:00 MON (b007jp46)

Steptoe and Son 12:00 MON (b007jp46)

Steptoe and Son 19:00 MON (b007jp46)

TED Radio Hour 11:00 MON (m0010860)

TED Radio Hour 21:00 MON (m0010860)

Tapestry by Stephanie Cole 10:45 WED (b07v34ty)

Tapestry by Stephanie Cole 15:45 WED (b07v34ty)

Tapestry by Stephanie Cole 03:45 THU (b07v34ty)

The 3rd Degree 16:00 TUE (b08twgyf)

The 3rd Degree 04:00 WED (b08twgyf)

The Birthday Cake Game 07:30 TUE (m001009s)

The Birthday Cake Game 17:30 TUE (m001009s)

The Birthday Cake Game 22:00 TUE (m001009s)

The Birthday Cake Game 05:30 WED (m001009s)

The Break 07:30 THU (m000jw0b)

The Break 17:30 THU (m000jw0b)

The Break 22:00 THU (m000jw0b)

The Break 05:30 FRI (m000jw0b)

The Cat Jumps by Elizabeth Bowen 18:40 SAT (b08dd69z)

The Cat Jumps by Elizabeth Bowen 00:40 SUN (b08dd69z)

The Chippendales 11:50 TUE (m0010905)

The Chippendales 21:50 TUE (m0010905)

The Cold Swedish Winter 07:30 WED (b091wby4)

The Cold Swedish Winter 17:30 WED (b091wby4)

The Cold Swedish Winter 22:00 WED (b091wby4)

The Cold Swedish Winter 05:30 THU (b091wby4)

The Curried Goat Show 23:00 SAT (b007k4h6)

The Food Quiz 04:00 SAT (b0076tgx)

The Food Quiz 09:00 FRI (b083j269)

The Food Quiz 16:00 FRI (b083j269)

The Harri-Parris' Radio Show 23:30 MON (b0662trn)

The Jail Diaries of Sir Ralph Stanza 23:15 FRI (m001093g)

The Man with Many Names 14:30 TUE (b015ck96)

The Man with Many Names 02:30 WED (b015ck96)

The Motion Show 08:00 SAT (m0007d5h)

The Motion Show 09:00 WED (m0007kr4)

The Motion Show 16:00 WED (m0007kr4)

The Motion Show 04:00 THU (m0007kr4)

The News Quiz 23:00 MON (m00100jr)

The News Quiz 09:00 TUE (m00100jr)

The Pickwick Poppers 15:30 SUN (b00tttwp)

The Pickwick Poppers 03:30 MON (b00tttwp)

The Price of Fear 00:00 SAT (b007jmcf)

The Price of Silence 01:00 SAT (m00100hb)

The Prisoner 18:00 SAT (m0001x21)

The Prisoner 00:00 SUN (m0001x21)

The Secret World 23:30 THU (b01169br)

The Sofa of Time 15:00 SAT (b00hwyq7)

The Sofa of Time 03:00 SUN (b00hwyq7)

The Sofa of Time 22:30 MON (b00hxnfl)

The Spaceship II 18:00 MON (b0090x40)

The Spaceship II 00:00 TUE (b0090x40)

The Spaceship II 18:00 TUE (b0090xyb)

The Spaceship II 00:00 WED (b0090xyb)

The Spaceship II 18:00 WED (b00911c5)

The Spaceship II 00:00 THU (b00911c5)

The Spaceship II 18:00 THU (b0091ppl)

The Spaceship II 00:00 FRI (b0091ppl)

The Spaceship II 18:00 FRI (b0091tns)

The Tim Vine Chat Show 07:00 TUE (b098jkb4)

The Tim Vine Chat Show 17:00 TUE (b098jkb4)

The Tim Vine Chat Show 05:00 WED (b098jkb4)

The Welsh M1 14:30 WED (b03nt8g7)

The Welsh M1 02:30 THU (b03nt8g7)

The Welsh M1 14:30 THU (b03pmdld)

The Welsh M1 02:30 FRI (b03pmdld)

The Write Stuff 12:00 SAT (b0076yq7)

The Write Stuff 09:00 THU (b0076ytb)

The Write Stuff 16:00 THU (b0076ytb)

The Write Stuff 04:00 FRI (b0076ytb)

Vent 23:30 TUE (b00v8qdv)

Verona: A Conspiracy of Parrots 10:00 WED (b007rfcg)

Verona: A Conspiracy of Parrots 15:00 WED (b007rfcg)

Verona: A Conspiracy of Parrots 03:00 THU (b007rfcg)

What's Funny About ... 22:30 THU (m00108b0)