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SATURDAY 23 OCTOBER 2021

SAT 00:00 LP Hartley - WS (m0010q1d)
Novelist Walter Streeter is unsettled when he receives a series of postcards from a mysterious admirer.

"I am coming nearer. I have got as near as Coventry. Have you ever been sent to Coventry? I have. In fact, you sent me..."

LP Hartley' spooky tale dramatised by Michael & Mollie Hardwick.

Walter Streeter ... Max Adrian
Dodson ... Simon Lack
Mrs Kendal ... Vivienne Chatterton
Inspector Hatch ... Leslie Perrins
Constable ... John Bryning

Producer: Charles LeFeaux

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in August 1963.


SAT 00:30 Off the Page (b016wzrl)
Glut

Dominic Arkwright invites his three guests to debate excess and gluttony - what exactly is enough?

Cityboy Geraint Anderson explains why he retired in his mid 30s with £2.5M. That, argues punk poet Attila the Stockbroker, is an obscene amount, as he recalls former East Germany in the late '80s before the introduction of advertising and mass consumerism.

Meanwhile, it's the consumption of her autumn glut of apples and quinces that motivates food writer Xanthe Clay to waste not a single piece of fruit.

Producer: Mark Smalley.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2011.


SAT 01:00 Kill The Pharaoh! (m0010q16)
8: The Call of the Muezzin

The tomb of Harshak in the Valley of the Kings has been robbed and all its treasure removed. Elizabeth Warwick is also missing.

Inspector Mahmoud and Wilder discover she's been taken by her brother and O'Hara to Cairo.

So they fly there to try and find them— in the City of the Dead.

Starring Sheila Grant.

Conclusion of Victor Pemberton's archaeological thriller serial set in Egypt.

Elizabeth Warwick:....Sheila Grant
Mahmoud:....James Thomason
Mr Wilder:....John Humphry
Fuad:....David Spenser
Bertie Pringle ....Barry Lowe
O'Hara:....Denis McCarthy
Colonel Riza:....Anthony Jackson
Michael Warwick:....Christopher Bidmead

Producer: John Tydeman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in June 1968.


SAT 01:30 Agatha Christie (b00qcjl3)
Towards Zero

4. Suspicion

Now Nevile is in the clear, suspicion has turned on Audrey for the murder of Lady Tresselian.

But no-one can find her, and MacWhirter is convinced she's innocent...

Conclusion of Agatha Christie's whodunit.

Starring Hugh Bonneville.

Dramatised by Joy Wilkinson

Nevile............Hugh Bonneville
MacWhirter.........Tom Mannion
Audrey............Claire Rushbrook
Mary............Julia Ford
Latimer...........Joseph Kloska
Kay............Lizzy Watts
Inspector Leach.......Philip Fox
Royde............Stephen Hogan
Sergeant...........Matt Addis

Director: Mary Peate

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2010.


SAT 02:00 The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark (b01q03r1)
5. Betrayal

One of Miss Brodie’s girls, Sandy realises that 'you can only betray where loyalty is due'.

Concluded by Gerda Stevenson.

Set in the 1930s, Muriel Spark's novel tells the justly enduring story of Jean Brodie - a teacher at the Marcia Blaine School for Girls in Edinburgh.

Eschewing the normal curriculum, Miss Brodie seeks to mould her 'set' of girls 'of an impressionable age', into the 'crème de la crème'. But her convictions spark complications as some begin to question her authority and purpose.

Abridged by Sally Marmion.

Producer: Di Speirs

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2013.


SAT 02:15 Isabel Colegate - The Shooting Party (b00t6g8d)
5. Tragedy

Sir Randolph Nettleby is holding the biggest shoot of the Autumn 1913 season on his Oxfordshire country estate.

Cardew is heading back to the shoot, Ellen and Osbert are looking for their pet duck and Olivia and Aline are watching the guns.

Glass has put Dan with Tom at the head of the beaters for a better view. But an error of judgement results in a death...

Conclusion of Isabel Colegate's novel

Dramatised by DJ Britton.

Narrator ..... Olivia Colman
Sir Randolph ..... Sam Dale
Tom ..... Sean Baker
Cardew ..... Jude Akuwudike
Glass ..... David Seddon
Olivia ..... Jaimi Barbakoff
Lionel ..... Michael Shelford
Cicely ..... Ellie Kendrick
Ellen ..... Sally Orrock
Osbert ..... Joshua Swinney

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2010.


SAT 02:30 Living World (b017c8f0)
Winter Ladybirds

It’s autumn, the leaves are falling, the temperature dropping and the nights lengthen.

This is a time when many animals begin to slow down and prepare for the long winter months ahead. The gardener's friend, the ladybird is one such animal which in late autumn begins to move into many houses as a welcome guest.

Joanna Pinnock heads to the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology in Oxfordshire where on a windy day, she joins Dr Helen Roy and PhD student Richard Comont to investigate what is happening as ladybirds come indoors.

Beginning inside Helen's house, Joanna notices ladybirds all around the windows. Ladybirds like pale walls, a reminder of their natural environment, rocky mountains with light coloured surfaces.

But recently our native ladybirds have been joined by the harlequin ladybird, a species that is more likely to be seen in the house this year. Why this is the case remains a mystery.

There are over 40 species of ladybird in Britain, with the 7 spot the most familiar. However when they come into their dormant state, parasites and fungi begin to attack the 7 spot and other ladybirds, with the winter months being the time of greatest mortality.

But new research is being carried out to see if this parasite is about to begin attacking the harlequin. Richard takes Joanna to see his experimental plots and explain why the ladybirds need a winter dormant state to survive.

Producer: Andrew Dawes

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2011.


SAT 02:50 Tweet of the Day (m000lmk2)
Tweet Take 5 : Tawny Owl

As evening gathers the hoot and screech from a pair of tawny owls from a nearby tree is for many a sign that winter is upon us, the year turning once again. These silent hunters, more often heard than seen, bring a little bit of mystery to the countryside, a sense of the wild-wood even in our suburban gardens where tawny owls are very much at home. In this extended version of Tweet of the Day, we hear from Mike Toms of the British Trust for Ornithology, Sir David Attenborough, and author of a book on owls, Miriam Darlington.

Producer Andrew Dawes


SAT 03:00 Fyodor Dostoevsky - The Idiot (b00srvkn)
4. Feelings and Fear

In one of his most famous and personal novels, Dostoyevsky portrays the vivid inner life of Prince Myshkin, who has returned from years abroad spent trying to treat his epilepsy. It takes courage for him to reintroduce himself into Russian society.

Nastasya and Aglaya meet to talk over their feelings for the Prince. Although still emotionally involved with Rogozhin, Nastasya is determined to marry the Prince which is heartbreaking news for Aglaya who really loves him.

The Prince's health is on a knife-edge, and he begins to fear for his life.

Starring Paul Rhys

Dramatised by Melissa Murray.

Paul Rhys …. Prince Myshkin
Roger Allam …. Rogazhin
Alex Jennings …. Ganya
Lia Williams …. Nastasya
David Swift …. General Yepanchin
Gerard McDermott …. Lebedev
Paula Jacobs …. Mrs Yepanchin
Tracy-Ann Oberman …. Aglaya
Carl Prekopp …. Kolya
Jemma Churchill …. Varya
Martin Hyder …. Footman

Producer: Cherry Cookson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in Novmeber 2002.


SAT 04:00 It's Not What You Know (b060ztxq)
Series 3

Episode 2

What was Seann Walsh's worst gig?

What was Dane Baptiste's nickname at school?

What is Sara Cox's all time favourite food?

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

In this case, comedians Seann Walsh and Dane Baptiste pick their old school mates, and DJ Sara Cox asks her best friend to answer questions about each other.

Producer: Matt Stronge.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2015.


SAT 04:30 Clare in the Community (b008jwjr)
Series 1

Stage Fright

The social worker's disgruntled husband Brian writes a play based on their marriage.

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
Megan ...... Nina Conti
Ray ...... Richard Lumsden
Irene ...... Ellen Thomas
Helen ...... Gemma Craven

With Paul Chequer, Alex Tregear, Bharti Patel and Sartaj Garewal.

Producer: Katie Tyrrell.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2004.


SAT 05:00 On the Rocks (b05wq1bl)
Series 2

Swimming

War is looming and Ben still isn't getting anywhere with Morwenna-May.

Christopher William Hill's comedy set on a remote island of the Isles of Scilly, just before the Second World War.

Frank Gunwallow ..... Joseph Kloska
Tommy Trenear ..... Stuart Fox
Father Tregarthan ..... Peter Marinker
Ben Trenear ..... Alex Palmer
Len Oliver ..... Ed Gaughan
Morwenna-May ..... Alex Tregear
Pender ..... Christopher William Hill

Director: Mary Peate

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2015.


SAT 05:30 The Confessional (m0010pny)
Series 2

The Confession of Anthony Horowitz

Stephen Mangan is back with the comedy chat show about shame and guilt.

Each week Stephen Mangan invites a different eminent guest into his virtual confessional box to make three 'confessions' to him. This is a cue for some rich and varied storytelling, and surprising insights as their confessions are put under the microscope. Settle back for a stimulating journey through the realms of shame, regret, guilt and toe-curling embarrassment

This week Stephen meets the prolific novelist and screen writer Anthony Horowitz, author of The Alex Rider Novels, Foyle’s War, and talks to him about posthumous revenge, family relationships and the delights of making things up at inappropriate moments.

Other guests in the series: Olivia Williams, Ed Byrne, Shaparak Khorsandi, Konnie Huq and David Quantick.

Written and presented by Stephen Mangan
With extra material by Nick Doody
Produced by Frank Stirling
A 7digital production


SAT 06:00 Wimsey (b007jvhy)
Whose Body?

A body is found and a body is lost.

But whose body has appeared in a bath in Battersea and where is the body a famous financier Sir Reuben Levy who went to bed one night in his flat in Park Lane and simply disappeared?

Debonair sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey investigates.

Starring Gary Bond.

Classy and sharp-witted, aristocratic amateur sleuth Lord Peter Bredon Wimsey was born in 1890 and educated at Eton and Oxford, before serving in the military during the First World War. He features in a number of detective novels and short stories by English crime writer, Dorothy L Sayers.

Whose Body? was first published in 1923.

Dramatised by Michelene Wandor.

Lord Peter Wimsey …… Gary Bond
Bunter …… John Cater
Mr Parker …… Roger Rowland
Sir Julian Freke …… Michael Graham Cox
Duchess of Denver …… Veda Warwick
Mr Thipps …… Kim Durham
John P Milligan …… Terry Molloy
Mr Crimplesham …… Christopher Benjamin
Sir Reuben Levy …… Geoff Serle
Freddie Arbuthnot …… Tim Brierley
Gladys Horrocks …… Charlotte Martin
Mr Piggot …… Alex Jones

Directed at BBC Pebble Mill by Vanessa Whitburn.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1987.


SAT 07:30 The Rite of Autumn (m0010qj6)
The Orchestre National de France is about to perform 'The Rite of Spring', but spring is long past, the long summer of concerts is coming to an end as Autumn unfolds and the nights draw in.

Doc Rowe, who since the 1960s has been recording and filming the traditions, vernacular arts, folklore, song and dance of Britain and Ireland, explores the rites of autumn. With recordings of such events and customs as the Abbots Bromley Horn Dance, Punkie Night in Hinton St George, and the wild bonfires of Kent and Sussex, and talking to those involved, he reveals how people here mark the gathering dark.

Producer: Julian May

First broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in 2010.


SAT 07:50 Tweet of the Day (m000ndhl)
Tweet Take 5: Pink Footed Geese

The arrival of thousands of pink footed geese to the British coastline in autumn is for many as important as the first summer migrants from Africa. These noisy geese arrive from their breeding grounds in Iceland to spend the winter on British farmland in internationally important numbers. It's thought over 200,000 geese overwinter here taking advantage of changes in agricultural crops and the mild winter.

Pink footed geese also stir something in our imagination, a call of the wild maybe? They inspire creativity and memories. In this extended version of Tweet of the Day we hear from audio-visual artist Kathy Hind and Val Thompson, alongside the music of Karine Polwart and Pippa Murphy.

Produced by Andrew Dawes for BBC Audio in Bristol


SAT 08:00 The Motion Show (m0007xb8)
Series 5

Episode 5

From the existence of the monarchy to a man’s world.

Graeme Garden hosts the comedy debating show.

With:

Gyles Brandreth
Steve Punt
Arthur Smith
Lauren Laverne

Producer: Jane Berthoud

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2002.


SAT 08:30 Smelling of Roses (b00dbwtv)
Series 3

A Closed Book

Rosie is contracted to organise a literary prize, but finds that not everything goes by the book...

Prunella Scales stars in Simon Brett's sitcom.

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

Rosie ..... Prunella Scales
Jo ..... Rebecca Callard
Bob ..... Duncan Preston
Tess ..... Annette Badland
Pomme Grantley ..... Joanna Monro
Lancelot Crotty ..... Timothy Alcock
Sioned Pugh-Craven ..... Sheila Mitchell

Producer: Maria Esposito

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2002.


SAT 09:00 Comedy Controller (b018sgkw)
Steve Punt

Comedian, writer and star of 'The Now Show', Steve Punt takes control of the network and selects six of his comedy favourites:

* HANCOCK'S HALF HOUR
Series 2 (9/12) The Television Set
Living in the only house in Railway Cuttings without a telly, the Lad takes action. Stars Tony Hancock. From 1955.

* STEPTOE AND SON
Series 4 (1/8) Full House
Card sharks fleece Harold, so Albert steps in. Adapted from TV, with Wilfrid Brambell and Harry H Corbett. From 1972.

* ROUND THE HORNE
Series 1 (4/16)
Censors lambast the BBC - and a cursed tomb in 'The Clissold Saga'. Stars Kenneth Horne and Kenneth Williams. From 1965

* DEAD RINGERS
Series 1 (2/4)
Topical satire show, featuring a huge cast of characters drawn from the worlds of celebrity and politics. With Jon Culshaw. From 2000.

* CHAIN REACTION
Series 2 (6/6) Bill Bailey Interviews Simon Pegg
One feisty funny man grills another in the tag talk show, where the guest is the next interviewer. From 2005.

* THAT REMINDS ME
Series 1 (1/6) Barry Cryer
Veteran comedian and writer Barry Cryer reminisces, with tales of Willie Rushton and Roy Castle. From 1999.

Producer: Kerry Reece

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in December 2011.


SAT 12:00 Can't Tell Nathan Caton Nothing (b04gwlw4)
Series 3

About Intelligence

Nathan Caton illustrates what can happen when you try to prove to your family how clever you are.

A mix of stand-up and re-enacted family life - written by Nathan Caton and James Kettle

Young, up-and-coming comedian Nathan Caton, who after becoming the first in his family to graduate from University, opted not to use his architecture degree but instead to try his hand at being a full-time stand-up comedian, much to his family's horror and disgust. They desperately want him to get a 'proper job.'

Janet a.k.a. Mum is probably the kindest and most lenient of the disappointed family members. At the end of the day she just wants the best for her son. However, she'd also love to brag and show her son off to her friends, but with Nathan only telling jokes for a living that's kind of hard to do.

Martin a.k.a. Dad works in the construction industry and was looking forward to his son getting a degree so the two of them could work together in the same field. But now Nathan has blown that dream out of the window. Martin is clumsy and hard-headed and leaves running the house to his wife (she wouldn't allow it to be any other way).

Shirley a.k.a. Grandma cannot believe Nathan turned down architecture for comedy. She can't believe she left the paradise in the West Indies and came to the freezing UK for a better life so that years later her grandson could 'tell jokes!' How can her grandson go on stage and use foul language and filthy material... it's not the good Christian way!

So with all this going on in the household what will Nathan do? Will he persevere and follow his dreams? Or will he give in to his family's interference? Or will he finally leave home?!

Nathan ...... Nathan Caton
Grandma ...... Mona Hammond
Mum ...... Adjoa Andoh
Dad ...... Curtis Walker
Tyree ...... Alhaji Fofana
Reverend Williams ...... Don Gilet
Himself ...... Vernon Kay

Producer: Katie Tyrrell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2014.


SAT 12:30 Lines From My Grandfather's Forehead (b00g2gm2)
From 22/02/1971

Trouble at sea, a laughing tax inspector and a right royal surprise.

A sequential entertainment for radio starring Ronnie Barker.

With:

Terence Brady
Pauline Yates
Josephine Gordon

Pianist: Gordon Langford

Written by Terence Brady, John Graham, Allan Scott and Chris Bryant, Gerald Wiley (Ronnie's Barker's pseudonym) and Gordon Langford.

Producer John Fawcett-Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1971.


SAT 13:00 Pieces of Britney (p09mw6rh)
8. #FreeBritney

Pandora Sykes explores the movement to liberate Britney from her conservatorship - and considers the future of fame

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, that she remains in to this day, and in which she has lost the right to control her finances and day to day life. Today, as Britney fights to remove her father from his role as her conservator, 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 will be a sympathetic portrayal of Britney, during a time of cultural reappraisal about how we treat women - famous, or otherwise.

Episode 8 Cast:

Britney . . . . . Samantha Dakin
Lynne . . . . . Laurel Lefkow
Young Britney . . . . . Maddie Evans
Other parts were played by Joseph Ayre, Elinor Coleman, Tony Turner and Simon Ludders.

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


SAT 14:00 Mark Watson Talks a Bit About Life (m000gbg8)
Series 3

Autumn

Multi-award winning comedian and author Mark Watson continues his examination of the four seasons of the year and the seasons of a human life, as Mark - at the halfway point of his expected lifespan - considers what might come next.

Mark and his guests take on Autumn - the season of falling leaves and (in some cases) falling expectations of life.

With the sardonic musical brilliance of Flo and Joan and special guest Jen Brister.

As always, there's a huge number of jokes, some songs, and an awful lot of other stuff crammed into each show as the much-loved comic and his guests make their way through life at dizzying speed.

Producer: Lianne Coop

An Impatient production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in March 2020.


SAT 14:30 Revolting People (b00wlrp5)
Series 4

Pirates

Samuel, McGurk and the others attempt to flee to England.

But their escape is hindered when they are captured by pirates with very poor people skills.

Sitcom set just before the American War of Independence.

Written by and starring Andy Hamilton and Jay Tarses.

Sgt McGurk ... Andy Hamilton
Svensson ... Hugh Dennis
Samuel ... Jay Tarses
Captain Bloodbath ... Michael Fenton Stevens
Capt Brimshaw ... James Fleet
Mary ... Julia Hills
Frank ... Philip Pope
Joshua ... Tony Maudsley

Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2006.


SAT 15:00 Radio Active (b007k39v)
Series 5

Did You Catch It?

Sir Norman Tonsil attempts to review his radio station's output, including a novel way of choosing the Choir of the Year.

Starring:

Helen Atkinson-Wood
Geoffrey Perkins
Angus Deayton
Philip Pope
Michael Fenton-Stevens

Music by Philip Pope and Richard Curtis.

Written by Angus Deayton and Geoffrey Perkins with Jeremy Pascall.

Producer: Jamie Rix

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1985.


SAT 15:30 28 Acts in 28 Minutes (b01nq3p1)
Series 1

Episode 1

John Humphrys gives 28 performers 60 seconds to entertain an audience:

Richie Webb & Vicki Pepperdine
Jason Manford
Steve Punt & Hugh Dennis
Josie Long
Ed Byrne
Matt Holt
Nick Mohammed
Phil Nichol
Matt Kirshen
Lemn Sissay
The Cowards
Jason John Whitehead
Howard Read
Janey Godley
Count Arthur Strong
Al Pitcher
Martin White
Edward Aczel
Marcus Birdman
Tom Price
John Bishop
The Consultants
Sue Vale
Miles Jupp
Stefano Paolini
Rhod Gilbert
Seymour Mace
Nicholas Parsons

Producers: Rohan Acharya and Ed Morrish

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2006


SAT 16:00 Wimsey (b007jvhy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 The Rite of Autumn (m0010qj6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SAT 17:50 Tweet of the Day (m000ndhl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:50 today]


SAT 18:00 Dave Simpson - Nightmares (b0076nnq)
Jilly’s been having recurring nightmares.

She hears footsteps, meets a grotesquely masked stranger in a lift - or is picked up by a taxi driver who turns out to be the same person.

She also dreams of being alone in the house asleep and hearing broken glass. It's all very real and very frightening.

A hospital consultant, who’s attracted to her, offers advice and the pair become friends.

However, the terrifying nightmares continue...

Gillian Kearney stars in Dave Simpson’s psychological thriller.

Jilly ...... Gillian Kearney
Nick ...... Chris Gascoyne
Penny ...... Deborah McAndrew
Ben ...... Jonathan Keeble
James ...... David Harewood

Directed at BBC Manchester by Pauline Harris.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2004.


SAT 19:00 Comedy Controller (b018sgkw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 Ross Noble Goes Global (b01c6txd)
Series 2

Belgium

Ross Noble sets about proving Belgium is not dull, thanks to chocolate, some odd statues and the legacy of Jean-Claude Van Damme

Ross set out on another series of comedy travelogues

Producer: Danny Wallace

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2003.


SAT 22:30 Chain Reaction (b072my2p)
Series 11

3. Ian Hislop interviews Victoria Coren-Mitchell

Comedian and satirist Ian Hislop turns interviewer as he talks to the writer and presenter Victoria Coren-Mitchell about her wide and varied career in writing, quizzing and cards.

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

Ian Hislop is a long-standing team captain on 'Have I Got News for You' and the editor of the satirical magazine Private Eye. As a dedicated fan and student of history, he has made several acclaimed documentaries on wide-ranging subjects including conscientious objectors and The Beeching Report.

Victoria Coren-Mitchell is a columnist for The Observer and GQ amongst other publications and has presented myriad documentaries on subjects as varied as The Bohemians and Mary Poppins. As well as a prolific writing career, she keeps order on the popular and fiendishly difficult television quiz, 'Only Connect'. She is also well-known as one of the world's top professional poker players and has achieved huge success at the card table.

Producer: Richard Morris

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


SAT 23:00 The Curried Goat Show (b007m332)
Episode 6

It's Bird Night and 'That's Life'.

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

With special guest: Rodney Bewes - whose gift to the team is a snake.

Music from The Big Buzzard Boogie Band.

Producer: Maria Esposito.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in February 1998.


SAT 23:30 Cowards (b00fq6rq)
Series 2

Episode 4

An interesting idea for a catalogue photo shoot - and a talking bike.

More from inside the strange and happy world of the Cowards.

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 December 2008.



SUNDAY 24 OCTOBER 2021

SUN 00:00 Dave Simpson - Nightmares (b0076nnq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 Pieces of Britney (p09mw6rh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:00 Mark Watson Talks a Bit About Life (m000gbg8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:30 Revolting People (b00wlrp5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Saturday]


SUN 03:00 Radio Active (b007k39v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:00 on Saturday]


SUN 03:30 28 Acts in 28 Minutes (b01nq3p1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:30 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 Wimsey (b007jvhy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 The Rite of Autumn (m0010qj6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Saturday]


SUN 05:50 Tweet of the Day (m000ndhl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:50 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (Omnibus) (m0010xk4)
There's a plot afoot - again - to unseat Miss Brodie at the Marcia Blaine School for Girls in Edinburgh.

Omnibus of five parts read by Gerda Stevenson

Muriel Spark's best-known and best-loved novel tells the justly enduring story of Jean Brodie - a school teacher who eschews the normal curriculum in favour of lessons on the Italian Renaissance painters, on Mussolini and with stories of her own love life.

As she seeks to mould her 'set' of girls 'of an impressionable age', into the 'crème de la crème', and as her love life becomes complicated by affections for, and from, the art and the singing masters, she identifies two girls, one of 'instinct' and one of 'insight', in whom her ambitions will chiefly lie. But despite her own unassailable convictions, life does not always work out as planned and amongst her own set there will be those who begin to question her authority and her purpose.

A writer with a keen eye, a biting wit and a pithy sense of the comic, Muriel Spark created in Jean Brodie a character who remains as vivid and recognisable as she was in 1963, the year the book was published. Charismatic, unfettered by school boundaries, literal or metaphorical, she is the teacher who steps beyond the bounds of prescriptive education to the true sense of the word - opening the eyes of her girls to a wider world.

Spark also captures the city of Edinburgh, a character in itself, and of a time - those years in the 1930s when, denied conventional marriage, war-bereaved women sought other paths to fulfilment.

Sparkling, funny, fresh and tragic, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie fully deserves its place in the canon of 20th century literature.

Abridged by Sally Marmion.

Producer: Di Speirs

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2013.


SUN 07:10 Inheritance Tracks (b0bbn6gp)
Stephen McGann

Actor Stephen McGann chooses (I've Got a Gal in) Kalamazoo by Glenn Miller and Within You and Without You by The Beatles.


SUN 07:20 Isabel Colegate - The Shooting Party (Omnibus) (b0bd7083)
Autumn 1913: Sir Randolph Nettleby has invited guests to the biggest shoot of the season - an opulent gathering at his Oxfordshire country estate.

Everything about it would seem a perfect affirmation of the certainties of Edwardian country life.

Yet, their social and moral code is under siege from within and without...

A whole society is under the microscope, a society soon to be destroyed in the trenches of the Western Front.

Isabel Colegate’s novel was published in 1980.

Omnibus of five parts dramatised by DJ Britton.

Narrated by Olivia Colman

Cicely Nettleby ..... Ellie Kendrick
Sir Randolph Nettleby ..... Sam Dale
Olivia Lilburn ..... Jaimi Barbakoff
Lionel Stephens ..... Michael Shelford
Minnie Nettleby ..... Christine Kavanagh
Osbert Nettleby ..... Joshua Swinney
Lord Gilbert Hartlip ..... Sean Baker
Aline Hartlip ..... Sally Orrock

Director: Jessica Dromgoole

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2010.


SUN 08:30 Doctor at Large (b00b6z49)
Disengagement

Simon Sparrow gets inadvertently betrothed, so it's up to Benskin and Spratt to help him out.

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
Wendy Swithenbank …. Norma Ronald
Tony Benskin …. Ray Cooney
Anthea de Beere-Sidebotham …. Alethea Charlton
Mrs de Beere-Sidebotham …. Ambrosine Phillpotts
Mr de Beere-Sidebotham …. Peter Williams

Producer: David Hatch

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1969.


SUN 09:00 Not in Front of the Children (b08mkkrz)
Series 2

Country Style

The Corner family are excited to learn that their home may become famous...

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
Dr Steele …. Ross Hutchinson
Robin …. Hugo Keith-Johnston
Nurse …. Madeleine Howell
Mr Widdicombe …. Wallas Eaton
Mrs Everett …. Bettina Dickson
Mr ClarkSean Barrett
Mr Manners …. Dave Tate
Miss Girling …. Eva Haddon
Mr Prentice …. Martin Friend

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 (b07zzr8t)
Episode 4

In dire financial straits, Elizabeth has to get a job and she is soon having run-ins with her new boss.

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
Mr Holt ….. Nick Underwood
Tannoy ….. Elizabeth Bennett
Deano/Newsreader ….. Sam Rix

Director: Gemma Jenkins

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2016.


SUN 10:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m0010xk6)
Musicians

Nile Rodgers

From The Doors to Sister Sledge.

Grammy-winning composer, musician, and producer Nile Rodgers shares his castaway choices with Lauren Laverne

With his own band, Chic, Nile has been enticing people on to the dance floor since the mid-1970s with hits like Le Freak and Good Times. With over 200 production credits to his name, he has worked on many highly successful albums from Sister Sledge’s We Are Family to David Bowie’s Let’s Dance and Madonna’s Like a Virgin.

Born in New York City in 1952 to a teenage mother, he spent his early life immersed in his parents’ bohemian, beatnik, and drug-dominated lifestyle. Drugs played a part in Nile's life too from an early age, and he took his first acid trip with Timothy Leary at the age of 15. After learning to play the guitar, he got his musical break touring with the Sesame Street stage show and playing in the house band of Harlem’s Apollo Theatre, where he met bassist Bernard Edwards with whom he developed a productive musical partnership and went on to found Chic.

Following the Disco Sucks movement of the late 1970s, Nile and Bernard turned to production, and sprinkled their magic dust on Sister Sledge and Diana Ross. When Nile and Bernard went their separate ways in the early 1980s, Nile forged ahead on his own, working with, among others, Madonna, Michael Jackson, David Bowie and Duran Duran.

Nile went into rehab in 1994 and has been clean and sober for the past 24 years and has received successful treatment for cancer twice.

He won three Grammys for his 2013 collaboration with the French electronic music duo Daft Punk, and has recently released the first Chic album in 26 years.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2018.


SUN 10:45 Midnight's Children: Salman Rushdie in Conversation (b091gc4f)
Salman Rushdie talks to radio drama director Emma Harding about his multi-award winning novel - Midnight's Children.

They discuss the initial impetus for the novel and the mirroring of his own life as a child born 70 years ago in 1947, the year of India's Partition.

Rushdie also talks about the break-through moment of finding Saleem's voice, his attempt to represent the multiplicity of India in a single novel, and his pessimism about the direction of travel of India and Pakistan today.

Producer: Emma Harding

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2017.


SUN 11:00 Radiolab (m0010xk8)
Series 8

Man V Machine

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

Radiolab explores whether new ideas and new inventions inevitable? What’s the inspiration? With Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich.

Jad Abumrad and the Radiolab team investigate a strange world.

From WNYC. First broadcast on public radio in the USA in 2017.


SUN 11:55 Inheritance Tracks (b0bbn6gp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:10 today]


SUN 12:00 Poetry Extra (m0010xkb)
Autumn Poems

Four Seasons returns with poems of autumn, old and new, read by actors and poets to mark the turning of the year.

Sylvia Plath, George Macbeth, AE Housman, Robert Burns and Sappho read by Harriet Walter, Anton Lesser, Simon Russell Beale, Liz Lochhead and Noma Dumezweni. Plus work by Jacob Polley, Jen Hadfield and Alice Oswald - Radio 4's poet in residence - with a new poem specially commissioned for the day.

Produced by Tim Dee.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2017.


SUN 12:30 Ability (b0b0v537)
Series 1

The Date

Matt can only speak via an app. Will his carer pretend to be him for an online date?

Matt is 25. He has cerebral palsy and can only speak via an app on his iPad. Everyone who cares about Matt knows that this isn't the defining thing about him. He is funny and clever and "up for stuff" - partly because he is keen to show that there's nothing he can't do, but also because, if he's honest, he's aware that he's less likely than other people to get the blame.

Now Matt's left home for the first time and moved in to share a flat with his best mate, Jess. But when Bob (Allan Mustafa) shows up as the new carer, the fun really starts. Bob is new to the job and, although willing, domestic duties are not really his forte. He's better at selling weed and dealing in knocked off iPads.

But he likes Matt and treats him like a real person. So, as far as Matt is concerned, Bob is here to stay.

Matt ...... Lee Ridley
Bob ...... Allan Mustafa
Writer ...... Lee Ridley
Writer ...... Katherine Jakeways

Ability is the semi-autobiographical co-creation of Lee Ridley, otherwise known as Lost Voice Guy. Like his sitcom creation, Lee has cerebral palsy and can only speak via an app. Lost Voice Guy is - probably - the first stand up comedian to use a communication aid.

Katherine Jakeways is the co-creator and co-writer of Ability

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


SUN 13:00 The Surreal Life of Leonora Carrington (Omnibus) (b08tj37y)
Leonora Carrington, born in 1917, was the last surviving member of the Surrealist movement of the 1930s.

A prodigious painter and writer, she was caught up in some of the most exciting - and most terrible - events of the 20th century.

Joanna Moorhead tells the remarkable life story of her father's cousin.

Omnibus in five parts read by Juliet Stevenson.

Introduced by Joanna Moorhead

Aged 17, Leonora Carrington rejected her upper class English upbringing and her family, in favour of the bohemian life of an artist, first in London and then Paris. She became the lover and muse of Max Ernst, and friend of Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali and many other creative geniuses.

Soon after the outbreak of the war however, she suffered a mental breakdown and ended up in an asylum in Madrid. She eventually escaped war-torn Europe by marrying a Mexican, which enabled her passage to New York, and from there she journeyed to Mexico where she lived out the rest of her life.

Mexico is where Joanna Moorhead went to find Leonora in 2006. During Joanna's childhood, all she knew was that her father's cousin had been a wild child who had caused the family no end of trouble and "simply flounced off into the sunset". But this first visit of many was the start of a life-changing friendship. During days of talking and reading, of drinking tea and tequila, of going for walks and eating in local restaurants Leonora told Joanna her amazing life story.

This book is the story of Leonora Carrington's life, and of the relationship between two women. And it's about Surrealism as Leonora lived it - a way of approaching the world in a spirit of constant curiosity, with the desire to work out, if not the answers, then at least some of the questions.

Abridged by Sara Davies

Director: Alexa Moore

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


SUN 14:10 Inheritance Tracks (b0bdx3fk)
Willard White

Opera singer Willard White chooses 'Smile' by Nat King Cole and Bach's Prelude No 1 in C Major, BWV 846.


SUN 14:20 44 Scotland Street (Omnibus) (b0bgpcd5)
Series 5 (Omnibus)

Life and love in Scotland Street is full of surprises.

Bruce has a new girlfriend with a chequered past; Bertie encourages his mother to travel, and his father, Stuart, has a poetic encounter in Big Lou's cafe.

More quirky tales and 'goings on' of Alexander McCall Smith's much loved characters from his bestselling series of books, 44 Scotland Street.

Set in Edinburgh's Georgian New Town

Omnibus of five parts dramatised by the author.

Angus Lordie ...... Crawford Logan
Domenica/Mrs MacGillvray ...... Carol Ann Crawford
Claire/Big Lou/Barmaid ...... Anita Vettesse
Bruce ...... James Rottger
Irene ...... Emma Currie
Stuart ...... David Jackson Young
Bertie ...... Simon Kerr
Katie ...... Helen Mackay
Miss Campbell ...... Nicola Roy
Olive ...... Sophie Lawrence
Neil ...... Gavin Jon Wright

Director: David Ian Neville

A BBC Scotland production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in August 2018.


SUN 15:30 Living World (b017c8f0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 02:30 on Saturday]


SUN 15:50 Tweet of the Day (m000lmk2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 02:50 on Saturday]


SUN 16:00 Mike Dorrell - Pictures of the Floating World (m0009zzf)
New York, 1955. Legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright is designing the city's Guggenheim Museum, but the women in his life keep interfering.

What has love got to do with architecture?

Mike Dorrell's drama is based on real events.

Frank Lloyd Wright ... Trevor Peacock
Maginel ... Manon Edwards
Olgivanna .... Rachel Atkins
Mamah .... Lorelei King
Jenkin ....Lestyn Jones
Anna ..... Sharon Morgan
Catherine ...Melanie Walters
Miriam .....Erica Eirian
Father .....Richard Elfyn

Director: Alison Hindell.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1998.


SUN 17:00 Poetry Extra (m0010xkb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 today]


SUN 17:30 Ability (b0b0v537)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 today]


SUN 18:00 Martin Kiszko - Scramble (b007jwq4)
3. Race Against Time

Mel is in a race against time, trying to thwart the completion of a government project that harnesses the Harmony of the Spheres for hostile purposes.

Starring Clare Corbett.

Concluding composer Martin Kizsko's three-part sci-fi thriller.

Mel ...... Clare Corbett
Jason ...... Ben Tinniswood
Commander-in-chief ...... David Collins
Agent Peters ...... Ben Addis
Agent Daniels ...... Simon Winkler
Levant ...... Christian Rodska
Young Mel ...... Femka Whitney

Written by composer Martin Kizsko.

Produced by Mark Smalley.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra in March 2006.


SUN 18:30 The Darker Side of the Border (b00ck4fs)
3. The Brownie of the Black Haggs by James Hogg

Lady Wheelhope has a reputation as a violent mistress to those under her power.

Yet when desire for a mysterious servant overwhelms her, it's her own soul she yields to terrible risk...

Series of three Scottish 19th Century tales of terror and mystery.

Written by James Hogg and dramatised by Marty Ross.

Lady Wheelhope ...... Irene MacDougall
The Laird ...... Paul Young
Merodach ...... James Chisholm
Bessie ...... Mary Riggans
Wattie ...... James Bryce
Adam ...... Alec Heggie

Producer: Bruce Young

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2003.


SUN 19:00 Radiolab (m0010xk8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 19:55 Inheritance Tracks (b0bbn6gp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:10 today]


SUN 20:00 Mike Dorrell - Pictures of the Floating World (m0009zzf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 today]


SUN 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m0010xk6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


SUN 21:45 Midnight's Children: Salman Rushdie in Conversation (b091gc4f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today]


SUN 22:00 Ability (b0b0v537)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 today]


SUN 22:30 Mark Steel's in Town (b00jsykr)
Series 1

Portland

Comedian Mark Steel gets to grips with the bird observatory, stone quarries and customs of the Isle of Portland in order to find out what makes it so distinctive.

Find out why the locals are obsessed with obelisks and why you must never say the 'r' word.

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 Arthur Smith's Balham Bash (b0101g5j)
Series 3

Episode 1

Arthur Smith presents music and comedy from his home in Balham, South London.

There's music in the kitchen, comedy in the front room and poetry on the landing.

Finding a decent sized performance space amongst the accumulated debris that is Arthur's life are:

Katie Melua
Roisin Conaty
Alun Cochrane
Nick Helm

Producer; Alison Vernon-Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2011.


SUN 23:30 A Look Back at the Nineties (b007jqvx)
1998

The Queen makes a decision, England's shocker, and The Archers go on strike.

Recorded in 1993 - the comedy team "look back" at 1998 - a year that was yet to happen.

Starring:

Brian Perkins
Kate Robbins

Special guest: Jack Dee

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 25 OCTOBER 2021

MON 00:00 Martin Kiszko - Scramble (b007jwq4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 00:30 The Darker Side of the Border (b00ck4fs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 The Surreal Life of Leonora Carrington (Omnibus) (b08tj37y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:10 Inheritance Tracks (b0bdx3fk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:10 on Sunday]


MON 02:20 44 Scotland Street (Omnibus) (b0bgpcd5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:20 on Sunday]


MON 03:30 Living World (b017c8f0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 02:30 on Saturday]


MON 03:50 Tweet of the Day (m000lmk2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 02:50 on Saturday]


MON 04:00 Mike Dorrell - Pictures of the Floating World (m0009zzf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Poetry Extra (m0010xkb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 Ability (b0b0v537)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 VI Warshawski (b007jnjn)
Deadlock

1. A Hero's Death

At the funeral of her ice-hockey hero cousin, private eye V I Warshawski gets suspicious. Was his death really an accident?

Sara Paretsky's thriller stars Kathleen Turner.

Dramatised in six-parts by Michelene Wandor.

VI Warshawski …… Kathleen Turner
Lottie …… Eleanor Bron
Bobby Mallory …… William Hootkins
Martin Bledsoe …… James Aubrey
Nils Greyfalk …… Peter Marinker
Paige Carrington …… Teresa Gallagher
Clayton Phillips …… William Roberts

Sara Paretsky has created one of the most popular female sleuths in modern crime-fiction. VI Warshawski is a strong female character in a male-dominated world. She’s comfortable packing heat and trailing nasty suspects, but never loses touch with her basic femininity.

Paretsky says of her Warshawski: "I was troubled by the way women were portrayed in (detective fiction) they always seemed either evil or powerless. I thought it was time for a tough, smart, likeable female private investigator".

Kathleen Turner also starred in the same role in the 1991 film 'VI Warshawski'.

Director: Janet Whitaker

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1993.


MON 06:30 The Quarry (m0010y0v)
1. Mysterious Stranger

Douglas and Penelope Shemley buy an old painting by an obscure German artist called Isadore Meyer.

But who is the mysterious stranger following them?

Starring Barry Foster and Penelope Lee.

Five-part thriller serial by Jon Rollason and Keith Williams.

Douglas Shemley .... Barry Foster
Penelope Shemley .... Penelope Lee
Receptionist .... Margaret Wolfit
Ruth .... Isabel Rennie
Paul .... Andrew Sachs
Simon Shaft .... Roddy Maude-Roxby
Pinder .... John Hollis
American .... Peter Marinker
Reinke .... Frederick Scurecker

Producer: John Tydeman

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in January 1965.


MON 07:00 Reluctant Persuaders (b08kxzvv)
Series 2

Live Young

Welcome back to Hardacre's, the worst advertising agency in London.

Series two of Edward Rowett's award-winning sitcom starring Nigel Havers, Mathew Baynton and Josie Lawrence.

We find the team a little higher up the proverbial ladder. No longer fighting to stay afloat, but now fighting to get ahead, this week the team are confronted with an unexpected challenge - a can of water.

Tasked by accounts manager Amanda with creating a campaign to sell water to impoverished millennials, copy-writer Joe and art director Teddy face an unsettling question - can you convince people with no money to buy something they could have for free? And even if you can - should you?

As ever, they are alternately assisted and obstructed by their washed up creative director and self-professed advertising god, Rupert Hardacre and disinterested receptionist Laura.

Rupert Hardacre ...... Nigel Havers
Amanda ...... Josie Lawrence
Joe ...... Mathew Baynton
Teddy ...... Kieran Hodgson
Laura ...... Olivia Nixon

An Absolutely production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in April 2017.


MON 07:30 The Museum of Curiosity (m0010ndq)
Series 16

Episode 1

Professor of Ignorance John Lloyd and the Museum’s brand new curator Holly Walsh are joined by comedian and writer Jamie MacDonald, art critic and author Jennifer Higgie and artist Francis Hamel.

Jamie MacDonald discusses the time he met Britain’s only certified blind wood turner and donates a blue badge to talk about the ways the country is becoming more accessible. Jennifer Higgie donates the first self portrait ever painted of an artist at work at the easel – painted by Catharina van Hemessen in 1548 and Francis Hamel talks about the challenges of portrait painting and the spell which trees hold over him.

This series of The Museum of Curiosity has been recorded remotely.

The Museum’s exhibits were catalogued by Mike Shephard, Mike Turner and Jack Chambers and Emily Jupitus of QI.

The Production Co-Ordinator was Sarah Nicholls.

The Producer was Anne Miller.

The Executive Producer was Julia McKenzie.

Edited by David Thomas.

A BBC Studios production.


MON 08:00 Lines From My Grandfather's Forehead (b00g42td)
From 08/03/1971

A eulogy to Beethoven - and the epic tale of the building of a new bus shelter.

A sequential entertainment for radio starring Ronnie Barker.

With:

Terence Brady
Pauline Yates
Josephine Gordon

Pianist: Gordon Langford

Written by:
Chris Allen, JHB Peel, John Graham, Allan Scott & Chris Bryant, Peter Spence and Gerald Wiley (Ronnie's Barker's pseudonym)

Producer: John Fawcett-Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1971.


MON 08:30 Albert and Me (b007jsgr)
Series 1

Mind That Baby

Single dad Bryan gets wrapped in red tape at the benefits office.

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
Jane …. Diane Keen
Welfare Lady …. Dilys Laye
Mrs Featherstone-Haugh …. Dilys Laye
Edward …. Jon Laurimore
Benefit Official …. Robin Parkinson

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in November 1977.


MON 09:00 Jest a Minute (b012yngz)
Series 1

Episode 4

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

From the Comedy Store.

With:

Justin Moorhouse
Alun Cochrane
Chris Corcoran
Tom Wrigglesworth

Producer: Paul Forde

First broadcast on BBC Radio Wales in September 2006.


MON 09:30 Getting Nowhere Fast (b0081lf5)
Series 1

Episode 4

Dominic's cold hearted decision to turn the Vodka and Veggie cafe into a rehab clinic leads to non-violent direct action from the most unlikeliest of sources...

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 December 2001.


MON 10:00 Midnight's Children (b092k3sc)
Omnibus

1. The Perforated Sheet

Dr Aadam Aziz falls in love with a woman hidden behind a perforated sheet.

An ambitious dramatisation of Salman Rushdie's dazzling novel of love, history and magic.

The first of five omnibuses.

Saleem ...... Nikesh Patel
Aadam ...... Abhin Galeya
Mrs Aziz ...... Meera Syal
Ghani ...... Silas Carson
Naseem ...... Maya Sondhi
Tai ...... Anil Goutam
Mumtaz ...... Anneika Rose
Emerald ...... Deeivya Meir
Nadir Khan ...... Akbar Kurtha
The Hummingbird ...... Sagar Arya
Ahmed Sinai ...... Narinder Samra
Major Zulfikar ...... Ace Bhatti
Kemal ...... Kulvinder Ghir

All other parts were played by:

Sheetal Kapoor, Philip Fox, Emilio Doorgasingh, Chetna Pandya, Shiven Shankar, Shreya Shah, Renu Brindle, Ronny Jhutti and members of the company.

Dramatised by Ayeesha Menon.

Directed and produced by Tracey Neale and Emma Harding.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2017.


MON 11:00 TED Radio Hour (m0010y0z)
Series 8

Playing With Perceptions

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

Guy Raz explores a world of stereotypes. Where do they come from? Is there any truth to them? And can they be overcome?

First broadcast in the USA on National Public Radio in 2014.


MON 11:50 Inheritance Tracks (m0010y13)
Ann Cleeves

Crime writer Ann Cleeves inherits ‘Some Enchanted Evening’ and passes on ‘Farewell to Stromness’, by Peter Maxwell Davies.


MON 12:00 Lines From My Grandfather's Forehead (b00g42td)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 Albert and Me (b007jsgr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 VI Warshawski (b007jnjn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 The Quarry (m0010y0v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 Gainsborough by James Hamilton (b09013nn)
1. Legacy

Portrait of 18th-century artist Thomas Gainsborough written by James Hamilton

A legacy from his uncle gives 13-year-old Thomas the means to leave Sudbury and travel to London where the arts and crafts are flourishing.

He studies engraving with Gravelot and finds work decorating the entertainment kiosks in Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens.

Read by Julian Rhind-Tutt.

Abridged in five parts by Libby Spurrier.

Director: Kate McAll.

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


MON 14:15 The Citadel (b09tcnm3)
Series 2

1. Established

Andrew Manson, a newly trained doctor is established now in Drineffy, a South Wales mining town and has taken on all of his elderly and ailing employer's sick patients.

He remains good friends with the cynical Dr Denny - a flawed genius, and narrator, who observes Manson's very own sickness - 'love sickness'.

Set in the mid 1920s and based on A J Cronin's ground breaking novel, which is said to have partly inspired the creation of the NHS.

Manson ...... Richard Fleeshman
Denny ...... Julian Lewis Jones
Christine ...... Alexandra Roach
Branwell ...... Philip Fox
Gladys ...... Kath Weare
Aneurin Rees ...... Simon Ludders
Mrs Howellls ...... Ellie Darvill

Pianist: Simon Hoban

Dramatised by Christopher Reason.

Producer: Pauline Harris and Gary Brown.
Director: Gary Brown

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2018.


MON 14:30 Britain's Blonde Bombshell - The Diana Dors Story (m0010y18)
Honor Blackman pays tribute to actress and personality Diana Dors, otherwise known as Britain's Blonde Bombshell.

Born in 1931, Diana Fluck entered the acting profession at an early age after winning a modelling competition, and then became a trainee at J Arthur Rank's Company of Youth, otherwise known as the Rank Charm School.

Initially marketed as a home-grown sex symbol to rival Marilyn Monroe, her very public private life and some poor career choices compromised her success.

This programme traces her rise and demise, and her eventual acceptance into the hearts of the British public in the 1970's.

Producer: Paul Hardy

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2007.


MON 15:00 Midnight's Children (b092k3sc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 Jest a Minute (b012yngz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 16:30 Getting Nowhere Fast (b0081lf5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


MON 17:00 Reluctant Persuaders (b08kxzvv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 17:30 The Museum of Curiosity (m0010ndq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 18:00 A Collection of Bones by Elspeth Davie (b012ylq3)
Allergy

Five quietly unsettling short stories by Elspeth Davie, described as one of Scotland's finest and most underrated writers.

Mrs MacLean is taken aback by her new lodger's violent reaction of one of her favourite foodstuffs.

"Egg is poison to me. Deadly poison!"

Read by Edith Macarthur.

Producer: David Jackson Young

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2002.


MON 18:15 HH Munro - Five Tales By Saki (b0076rmr)
1. The Lumber Room

When young Nicholas is punished by his aunt, he seeks refuge in the magical lumber room.

But when his aunt seeks him in the garden, he can expect retribution.

Saki's fiction famously celebrates the triumph of the "human beast" over the structures of society.

Mischief, mayhem and the antic spirit of children are the stuff of his enduring tales of English life.

The first of five tales by Saki (HH Munro), dramatised by Roger Davenport.

The Aunt ,,,,,,, Susan Engel
Nicholas ,,,,,,, Ben Tibber
Agatha ,,,,,,, Alex Tregear

Director: Ned Chaillet

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2005.


MON 18:30 A Good Read (b01qm4pk)
Francis Spufford and Sarah Moss

Harriett Gilbert and her guests - writers, Sarah Moss and Francis Spufford. - discuss their favourite books by Dorothy Wordsworth, TH White and Penelope Fitzgerald.

The Grasmere Journals by Dorothy Wordsworth
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Mistress Masham's Repose by TH White
Publisher: Random House

Human Voices by Penelope Fitzgerald
Publisher: Harper Collins

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2013.


MON 19:00 Lines From My Grandfather's Forehead (b00g42td)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 Albert and Me (b007jsgr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 VI Warshawski (b007jnjn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 The Quarry (m0010y0v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 TED Radio Hour (m0010y0z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:50 Inheritance Tracks (m0010y13)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:50 today]


MON 22:00 The Museum of Curiosity (m0010ndq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 The Sofa of Time (b00hy949)
Night of the Sexicle

Things hot up as Raamen Bod calls upon the services of Morpheena, the sexiest assasin in Gravyr.

Tragedy befalls the village of Klausbergen, while Milford and Parker discover that cab drivers are the same wherever you go.

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, Daisy Jones, Andrew Maxwell and Simon Pegg.

Producer: Mario Stylianides

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2002.


MON 23:00 The News Quiz (m0010ntx)
Series 106

Episode 8

In the last of the current series, Andy Zaltzman and the panel take on the week's headlines.

Ayesha Hazarika, Matt Winning, Geoff Norcott and Elis James join Andy in 'convivial, fraternal spirit' to look take a close look at COP26, and whether Brian Cox is right about earth's extinction leaving the galaxy bereft of meaning. They also discuss Southend's newly-minted city status, online anonymity and Sajid Javid's winter plan.

The chair's script is written by Andy Zaltzman, with additional material by Alice Fraser, Mike Shephard, Hannah Platt and Rajiv Karia.

Producer: Gwyn Rhys Davies
Production Co-ordinator: Katie Baum
Sound Editor: Marc Willcox

A BBC Studios Production.


MON 23:30 Elis James's Pantheon of Heroes (m000fn2f)
Series 4

Market Towns

Comedian Elis James determines which Welsh market towns are the nation’s best, pitting Carmarthen and Llangollen against Hay-on-Wye

With:

Benjamin Partridge
Nadia Kamil

From the Glee Club, Cardiff.

Producer: Sharif Shahwan

First broadcast on BBC Radio Wales in August 2016.



TUESDAY 26 OCTOBER 2021

TUE 00:00 A Collection of Bones by Elspeth Davie (b012ylq3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:15 HH Munro - Five Tales By Saki (b0076rmr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:15 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 A Good Read (b01qm4pk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 VI Warshawski (b007jnjn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 The Quarry (m0010y0v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 Gainsborough by James Hamilton (b09013nn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:15 The Citadel (b09tcnm3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 Britain's Blonde Bombshell - The Diana Dors Story (m0010y18)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 Midnight's Children (b092k3sc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 Jest a Minute (b012yngz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:30 Getting Nowhere Fast (b0081lf5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 Reluctant Persuaders (b08kxzvv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 The Museum of Curiosity (m0010ndq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 VI Warshawski (b007jnk5)
Deadlock

2. Down the Hatches

Private eye VI Warshawski's dead cousin "Boom Boom" knew too much about something - and his flat is burgled, leading to another murder...

Sara Paretsky's thriller stars Kathleen Turner.

Dramatised by Michelene Wandor.

VI Warshawski …… Kathleen Turner
Bobby Mallory …… William Hootkins
Murray …… Kerry Shale
Martin Bledsoe …… James Aubrey
Paige Carrington …… Teresa Gallagher
Clayton Phillips …… William Roberts

Director: Janet Whitaker

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1993.


TUE 06:30 The Quarry (m0010y1d)
2. Break-In

A large pile of cash gets offered to Douglas and Penelope for their old painting of a quarry by Isadore Meyer.

But why does it seem some people are determined to take if off them at any cost..?

Stars Barry Foster and Penelope Lee.

Thriller serial by Jon Rollason and Keith Williams.

Douglas Shemley .... Barry Foster
Penelope Shemley ....Penelope Lee
Simon Shaft .... Roddy Maude-Roxby
Pinder .... John Hollis
Barnabus .... Hamlyn Benson
Simon Shaft .... Roddy Maude Roxby
Reinke ....Frederic Schrecker
Cunningham .... Hector Ross
Paul .... Andrew Sachs
Amerlcan .... Peter Marinker

Producer: John Tydeman

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in January 1965.


TUE 07:00 Polyoaks (b08w0ygf)
Series 5

The Trials of Mrs Bundy

The staff at the Polyoaks surgery in Bristol continue to thread their way through the increasingly bewildering labyrinth of the modern National Health Service.

Dr Jeremy (David Westhead) has problems with a patient who can't remember their own name, Mr Twigg (David Holt) has problems getting an appointment, Dr Roy (Nigel Planer) has problems putting together a consortium to bid for local community care services and Dr. Hugh (Simon Greenall) has problems with Dr Roy.

Everyone has a problem with call waiting.

Dr Hugh Thornton …… Simon Greenall
Dr Roy Thornton .….. Nigel Planer
TV’s Dr Jeremy …… David Westhead
Mrs Bundy ..…. Avril Clark
Mr Twigg / Dr Connor ...... David Holt
Voice of Virtual Care / Dr Truscott …... Kate O’Sullivan
Mr Flack / Operator …… Duncan Wisbey
Dr Philpott ...... David Spicer
Dr Legg ...... Frank Stirling

Written by Dr Phil Hammond and David Spicer
Directed by Frank Stirling

A 7digital production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in June 2017.


TUE 07:30 Daliso Chaponda: Citizen of Nowhere (m0010pw1)
Series 3

Tolerance

Episode 2 Tolerance

Malawian comedian Daliso Chaponda is back with a third series of his Rose D’Or nominated show where he examines divisive global issues.

Over the course the two previous series Daliso has covered colonialism, slavery, political corruption, charity, immigration, cultural relativism, dictators, and how different countries deal with the sins of their past.

In this second episode of the new series, through comedy routines and guest interviews, Daliso will be tackling the subject of ‘Tolerance'.

Performer… Daliso Chaponda
Writer… Daliso Chaponda
Guest… Jennifer Bilec
Additional Material… Scott Bennett

Production Coordinator... Mabel Wright
Producer… Carl Cooper

This is a BBC Studios Production.


TUE 08:00 Round the Horne (b007k1g4)
Series 2

Episode 6

Master Spy Kenneth Horne is on the star-studded trail of Doddy's joke thief, while Michael Bain and Barbara Cartload are on 'The Seamus Android Show'.

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 April 1966.


TUE 08:30 Our Man at Wembley (b00759xc)
Episode 4

Eric's vocal secret has been discovered by his arch-rival - can he avert disaster? Stars Alistair McGowan. From July 1998.


TUE 09:00 The News Quiz (m0010ntx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:30 Do Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me (b0076h7l)
Series 1

Let's Face the Music

Roy and his newly re-formed quartet prepare for their first gig and decide to inject some new blood by hiring a foxy young singer.

Meanwhile, all is going well as Vi helps Bernadette organise an important corporate event - until their proposed band fail to make an appearance...

Written by Marcus Powell and John Byrne.

Victor ...... Marcus Powell
George ...... Sam Kelly
Roy ...... Ram Holder
Barry ...... George Layton
Vi ...... Yvonne Brewster
Daphne ...... Liza Sadovy
Bernadette ...... Caroline Lee Johnson

Producer: Carol Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2003.


TUE 10:00 Midnight's Children (b092k685)
Omnibus

2. The Birth of a Nation

A new dramatization of Salman Rushdie's dazzling novel of love, history and magic. Saleem is born at the exact moment of India's Partition, August 1947 Dramatised by Ayeesha Menon.

An ambitious dramatisation of Salman Rushdie's dazzling novel of love, history and magic.

Saleem is born at the exact moment of India's Partition, August 1947.

Saleem ...... Nikesh Patel
Ahmed ...... Narinder Samra
Mumtaz ...... Anneika Rose
Mary ...... Chetna Pandya
Dr Narlikar ...... Emilio Doorgasingh
Ismail ...... Kulvinder Ghir
Nadir Khan ...... Akbar Kurtha
Methwold ...... Philip Fox
Commander Sabarmati ...... Ace Bhatti
Joseph d'Costa ...... Ashley Kumar
Wee Willie Winkie ...... Ronny Jhutti
Young Saleem ...... Zain Syed
Young Jamila ...... Misha Shah
Sonny ...... Ahren Chadha

All other parts were played by Maya Sondhi, Deeivya Meir, Sagar Arya, Selva Rasalingam, Renu Brindle, Rina Mahoney, Silas Carson and Aysha Kala.

Dramatised by Ayeesha Menon.
Directed and produced by Tracey Neale and Emma Harding.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2017.


TUE 11:00 A History of Ghosts (Omnibus) (m000nzvl)
Part 1

Kirsty Logan explores the evolution of Ghost Lore.

In the first of two omnibus editions, she explores:

• Ghosts that haunted ancient civilisations
• A full-bodied violent spectre that stalked medieval England
• Pregnant ghosts
• Impossible ghosts
• A weeping woman who constantly evolves along with her people

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2020.


TUE 12:00 Round the Horne (b007k1g4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 Our Man at Wembley (b00759xc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 VI Warshawski (b007jnk5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 The Quarry (m0010y1d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 Gainsborough by James Hamilton (b0901fqf)
2. Accomplished

After his apprenticeship in London, Gainsborough returns to Suffolk. Now grown up, he is married to a woman with a private income. A confident and accomplished artist, he begins to attract important portrait commissions.

Read by Julian Rhind-Tutt
Abridged by Libby Spurrier
Directed by Kate McAll

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


TUE 14:15 The Citadel (b09tdr0w)
Series 2

2. Jealousy

Andrew Manson, a newly trained doctor is established now in Drineffy, a South Wales mining town and has taken on all of his elderly and ailing employer's patients. When he assists personally in helping the sick Dr, Page, it causes jealousy and friction with Dr Page's sister. Though Manson has fallen in love and feels like he can take on the world, much to the irritation of his friend and narrator, Dr Denny.

Set in the mid 1920s and based on A J Cronin's ground breaking novel, which is said to have partly inspired the creation of the NHS.

Manson ...... Richard Fleeshman
Denny ...... Julian Lewis Jones
Blowden Page ...... Sue Jenkins
Dr Page ...... Seamus O'Neill
Branwell ...... Philip Fox

Produced by Pauline Harris and Gary Brown.
Directed by Gary Brown.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2018.


TUE 14:30 Changing My Voice (b01k9vh0)
Christopher Gabbitas asks why singers sometimes have to change the pitch of their voice. How do they learn to perform in another register and what effect does the change have?

Christopher Gabbitas is a member of the vocal group the King's Singers. He originally began his career as a bass, able to sing the lowest notes with ease. But when he auditioned for the group,the vacancy was for the higher baritone voice and he had to learn to sing in that new range.

Some classical singers have to change their voice because of the effects of ageing. If they've been a high soprano perhaps they now have problems hitting the top notes and may decide to pursue a career in the lower mezzo range. Men, as in the recent case of the celebrated tenor Plácido Domingo, may decide to move from being a tenor to singing baritone.

Other singers discover that, although they may have begun in one register, they are more suited to another. The opera singer Grace Bumbry began her career as a low soprano but discovered that she was able to sing higher and changed - to huge critical acclaim.

And there are cases of injury to the vocal chords, which can also cause a singer to have to change register.

But it's not easy to change your voice. Although it can prolong a singer's performing life, changing pitch can be an unnerving process. There are new techniques to learn. The ear has literally to be retuned and the brain rewired to adapt to a new vocal range. And the way performers often think of themselves in stereotypes- a romantic tenor for example, or a coloratura soprano- has to be revised.

In this feature, Christopher goes on a personal exploration of the art of voice changing. He examines his own experiences and talks to other singers who have switched ranges, to see how fundamental such shifts can be. Interviewees include the singers Grace Bumbry and Rosalind Plowright.

Producer: Emma Kingsley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2012.


TUE 15:00 Midnight's Children (b092k685)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 Elephant in the Room (m0006dv6)
Elephant in the Room

Episode 2

Sarah Millican hosts a panel show using surveys to discover who is the most Average Jolene, and who is the most Maverick Matilda. This week's sparkling panel features Jenny Eclair, Ayesha Hazarika, Hayley Ellis and Alun Cochrane.

Surveys on subjects including childhood, daily rituals and favourite cheese are the basis for Sarah's questions to the panellists, discovering who is the closest to, and furthest from, the average. Surprising quirks, hilarious insights and unexpected anecdotes are revealed along the way.

The winner will be the most average. But joint winner will be the most different, the furthest from the norm.

A little bit like a dinner party, but one where you know all of the spoons.

A Chopsy production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in July 2019.


TUE 16:30 Do Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me (b0076h7l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


TUE 17:00 Polyoaks (b08w0ygf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 17:30 Daliso Chaponda: Citizen of Nowhere (m0010pw1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 18:00 A Collection of Bones by Elspeth Davie (b012ylrg)
The Swans

Five quietly unsettling short stories by Elspeth Davie, who died in 1995 aged 75, and who's been described as one of Scotland's finest and most underrated writers.

Staff in a paint shop start seeing mortality in a row of houses. It has a melancholic effect on sales.

"The paint shop was deservedly proud of its reputation in the city. For here it was not just a matter of selling paints and wallpaper..."

Read by Edith Macarthur.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2002.


TUE 18:15 HH Munro - Five Tales By Saki (b0076rnb)
2. The Schartz-Metterklume Method

When Lady Carlotta is mistaken for Miss Hope, the new governess, she takes up the job with relish applying a freshly invented technique of child-rearing to her new charges. The ensuing chaos is all too "modern" for the parents.

Stars Jennie Stoller as Lady Carlotta, Jemma Churchill as Mrs Quabarl, Philip Fox as Mr Quabarl/ Carter, Timothy Morand as Station Master/ Jack and Emily Wachter as Irene.

Five Tales by Saki (HH Munro), dramatised by Roger Davenport.

Director: Ned Chaillet

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2005.


TUE 18:30 Soul Music (b036k8v8)
Series 16

Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar

Written by Joaquin Rodrigo in 1939, the Concierto de Aranjuez is a guitar classic. It was written amid the chaos of the Spanish Civil War, and in circumstances of poverty and personal tragedy. This programme explores how the piece touches and changes people's lives.

The composer's daughter Cecilia Rodrigo explains how the blind composer was inspired by the fountains and gardens of the palace of Aranjuez. Nelício Faria de Sales recounts an unforgettable performance deep inside one of Brazil's largest caves, while David B Katague remembers how the piece got him through a difficult period of separation from his family in the Philippines.

Guitarist Craig Ogden explains the magic of the piece for a performer, and actor Simon Callow recalls how hearing the piece was a formative experience for him during his schooldays, when it turned rural Berkshire into a piece of Spain.

Producer: Melvin Rickarby.


TUE 19:00 Round the Horne (b007k1g4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 Our Man at Wembley (b00759xc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 VI Warshawski (b007jnk5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 The Quarry (m0010y1d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 A History of Ghosts (Omnibus) (m000nzvl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 22:00 Daliso Chaponda: Citizen of Nowhere (m0010pw1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 Revolting People (b00wr9v4)
Series 4

Reunion

1775 Joshua, Walter, Mary, McGurk and company have been lost at sea, but are now washed up in London. This is a chance perhaps for Roy McGurk to be reunited with his family and East End past.

Comedy written by and starring Andy Hamilton and Jay Tarses.

Sgt McGurk ... Andy Hamilton
Svensson ... Hugh Dennis
Samuel ... Jay Tarses
Captain Bloodbath ... Michael Fenton Stevens
Capt Brimshaw ... James Fleet
Mary ... Julia Hills
Frank ... Philip Pope
Joshua ... Tony Maudsley
Other parts.....Rebecca Front, Philip Pope and Michael Fenton Stevens

Producer/Director Paul Mayhew-Archer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2006.


TUE 23:00 Will Smith Presents the Tao of Bergerac (b007tz8w)
Episode 1

Jersey-born comedian Will Smith is obsessed with 1980s BBC TV detective series Bergerac.

So when he found an audio book of John Nettles reading the ancient Chinese text of the Tao, it's become a guiding force to navigate the minefield of his life.

For starters, Will is seeking justice.

With Adam Buxton, Matt Holness, Simon Greenall, Dan Tetsell and John Nettles.

Written by Will Smith and Roger Drew.

Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2007.


TUE 23:30 The Guns of Adam Riches (b04fz6ln)
Series 2

Victor Legit

Award-winning comic, Adam Riches' series of one-off comic adventures continues - with the tale of Victor Legit, a supermarket store detective whose shop is being targeted by a mysterious shoplifter called the "Rat King." Aided by his wingman - and live saxophonist - Tony, can Victor solve the mystery and save the day?

Featuring Adam Riches, Cariad Lloyd, Jim Johnson, Katharine Bennett-Fox and special guest, Pete Grogan as Tony Saxatanski.

Written by Adam Riches
Produced by Simon Mayhew-Archer.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2014.



WEDNESDAY 27 OCTOBER 2021

WED 00:00 A Collection of Bones by Elspeth Davie (b012ylrg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:15 HH Munro - Five Tales By Saki (b0076rnb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:15 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 Soul Music (b036k8v8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 VI Warshawski (b007jnk5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 The Quarry (m0010y1d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 Gainsborough by James Hamilton (b0901fqf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday]


WED 02:15 The Citadel (b09tdr0w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Tuesday]


WED 02:30 Changing My Voice (b01k9vh0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 Midnight's Children (b092k685)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 Elephant in the Room (m0006dv6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:30 Do Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me (b0076h7l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 Polyoaks (b08w0ygf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 Daliso Chaponda: Citizen of Nowhere (m0010pw1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 VI Warshawski (b007jnkn)
Deadlock

3. Bedtime Stories

VI Warshawski manages to call Mallory from the hospital - so he can find out who tampered with her car...

Sara Paretsky's thriller stars Kathleen Turner as VI Warshawski

Dramatised by Michelene Wandor

VI Warshawski..........................Kathleen Turner
Lottie Herschel.........................Eleanor Bron
Bobby Mallory.........................William Hootkins
Murray.......................................Kerry Shale
Martin Bledsoe.......................James Aubrey
Nils Greyfalk............................Peter Marinker
Paige Carrington..................Teresa Gallagher
Janine Phillips.......................Shelley Thompson
Janet.........................................Jill Graham
Mike Sheridan......................Keith Drinkel
Captain Beamis...................William Dufris
Pierre Bouchard...................Matthew Morgan
Elsie.........................................Melanie Hudson
The Nurse............................Geraldine Fitzgerald

Director: Janet Whitaker

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1993.


WED 06:30 The Quarry (m0010xqr)
3. Stranger Revealed

Douglas and Penelope begin to unravel the secrets surrounding the painting.

And the identity of who exactly wants the picture - and why - is revealed....

Stars Barry Foster, Penelope Lee and Andrew Sachs.

Thriller serial by Jon Rollason and Keith Williams.

Douglas Shemley .... Barry Foster
Penelope Shemley .... Penelope Lee
Pinder .... John Hollis
Simon Shaft .... Roddy Maude-Roxby
Reinke .... Frederick Schrecker
Ruth .... Isabel Rennie
Bunnie: Olga Lindo
Barnabus .... Hamlyn Benson
Paul .... Andrew Sachs

Producer: John Tydeman

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in January 1965.


WED 07:00 Can't Tell Nathan Caton Nothing (b04hz62m)
Series 3

About Paranoia

In a mix of stand-up and re-enacted family life - Nathan Caton illustrates how watching too much TV can make you paranoid and that can have serious repercussions for your family.

Written by Nathan Caton and James Kettle

After becoming the first in his family to graduate from University, Nathan opted not to use his architecture degree but instead to try his hand at being a full-time stand-up comedian, much to his family's horror and disgust. They desperately want him to get a 'proper job.'

Janet a.k.a. Mum is probably the kindest and most lenient of the disappointed family members. At the end of the day she just wants the best for her son. However, she'd also love to brag and show her son off to her friends, but with Nathan only telling jokes for a living that's kind of hard to do.

Martin a.k.a. Dad works in the construction industry and was looking forward to his son getting a degree so the two of them could work together in the same field. But now Nathan has blown that dream out of the window. Martin is clumsy and hard-headed and leaves running the house to his wife (she wouldn't allow it to be any other way).

Shirley a.k.a. Grandma cannot believe Nathan turned down architecture for comedy. She can't believe she left the paradise in the West Indies and came to the freezing United Kingdom for a better life so that years later her grandson could 'tell jokes!' How can her grandson go on stage and use foul language and filthy material... it's not the good Christian way!

So with all this going on in the household what will Nathan do? Will he persevere and follow his dreams? Or will he give in to his family's interference? Or will he finally leave home?!

Producer: Katie Tyrrell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2014.


WED 07:30 The Cold Swedish Winter (b093hdkw)
Series 3

4. The Latte Pappas

Edinburgh Comedy award winner Adam Riches stars as the bemused and culturally challenged comedian abroad - recorded in Sweden with a cast of the country's most popular comedy actors, 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 plumbing. With the help of his loved-up parents-in-law, Sten and Gunilla (Thomas Oredsson and Anna-Lena Bergelin), Geoff is now looking forward to a settled family life. But who is going to paty for all this?

In the final episode of this series, Geoff negotiates the generous Swedish parental benefits system, the rewards - and otherwise - of dealing with a marauding toddler, and the terrifying perfectionism of his fellow Swedish dads.

Written by Danny Robins
Directed by Frank Stirling

A 7digital production for BBC Radio 4.


WED 08:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007k4v4)
Series 4

The Income Tax Demand

With a tax bill looming, the lad consults crooked chartered accountant Sid.

Starring Tony Hancock.

With Sidney James, Bill Kerr and Kenneth Williams.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music composed by Wally Stott. Recorded by the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinowitz.

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in October 1956.


WED 08:30 Give Or Take (m0010xqv)
Episode 8

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

Annabel is suspicious about Sam's sudden change of personality. He's being uncharacteristically nice.

Sam decides to hand in his notice at the bank. And he has a surprise for his family.

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

Featuring Bill Owen as Fred and Patsy Rowlands as Rose.

With John Horsley, John Clive, Jon Glover, John Bott and Maggie Shelvin.

Theme music by Jim Parker.

Produced by John Fawcett Wilson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1980.


WED 09:00 The Motion Show (m000833t)
Series 5

Episode 6

From banning political spin to believing in DIY.

Graeme Garden hosts the comedy debating show.

With Sir Bernard Ingham, Hattie Hayridge, Steve Punt and Arthur Smith.

Producer: Jane Berthoud

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2002.


WED 09:30 Smelling of Roses (b00dh89p)
Series 3

Leading A Merry Dance

Rosie's no expert on Russian folk music but when she's asked to promote The Gulbekistan Dance Ensemble, she's sure she'll be equal to the challenge...

Another assignment for Rosie Burns and the event management company, where the clients are only part of the problem...

Written by Simon Brett.

Rosie ..... Prunella Scales
Jo ..... Rebecca Callard
Bob ..... Duncan Preston
Tess ..... Annette Badland
Robert ..... Simon Trinder
Leonid ..... Chris Emmett
Ludmilla ..... Lorelei King

Producer: Maria Esposito

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2002.


WED 10:00 Midnight's Children (b092ksvx)
Omnibus

3. All India Radio

An ambitious dramatisation of Salman Rushdie's dazzling novel of love, history and magic.

Young Saleem discovers he has the power of telepathy.

Saleem ...... Nikesh Patel
Ahmed ...... Narinder Samra
Mumtaz ...... Anneika Rose
Mary ...... Chetna Pandya
Dr Narlikar ...... Emilio Doorgasingh
Ismail ...... Kulvinder Ghir
Nadir Khan ...... Akbar Kurtha
Methwold ...... Philip Fox
Commander Sabarmati ...... Ace Bhatti
Joseph d'Costa ...... Ashley Kumar
Wee Willie Winkie ...... Ronny Jhutti
Young Saleem ...... Zain Syed
Young Jamila ...... Misha Shah
Sonny ...... Ahren Chadha

All other parts were played by Maya Sondhi, Deeivya Meir, Sagar Arya, Selva Rasalingam, Renu Brindle, Rina Mahoney, Silas Carson, Aysha Kalai and members of the company.

Dramatised by Ayeesha Menon.
Directed and produced by Tracey Neale and Emma Harding.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2017.


WED 11:00 Great Lives - Four Hundred and Counting (m0010xqx)
3. G.B.S. to Godber

From George Bernard Shaw to Richard Beckinsale - Matthew Parris on the rows, revelations and rank incompetence behind 400 editions of Great Lives.

Deep in the summer of 2001, a new programme tiptoed out onto Radio 4. The concept was simple – book someone famous to talk about someone dead. Except there was a problem; famous people don’t talk much about someone else. In a world of the celebrity plug, getting voices to commit to a radio programme where they couldn’t talk about themselves was proving tough. Twelve slots to fill, and nobody signed up.

400 episodes later… Barbara Castle, Beryl Bainbridge, Bernard Manning, eventually everyone says yes. In this episode, Christopher Hitchens was so incensed by the presenter that he walked out. “You’re a bleeding Tory,” he said, “and always have been. Have you done? I have to be somewhere at one.”

Matthew Parris and original series producer Miles Warde go behind the scenes to find out how Great Lives was born. Featuring material never previously played - nominators and experts about their hopes and fears; archive of original presenters Joan Bakewell and Humphrey Carpenter; plus a special selection of the very best of Great Lives.

“There’s a joy in judging people by their choice of hero. It’s one reason Matthew Parris’s Great Lives series has run for 40 series.” Ben Preston, Radio Times editor, 2016.

Programme extracts also include: Dr Phil Hammond’s nomination of George Bernard Shaw; Nicholas Stern’s choice Muhammad Ali; David Milliband on Joe Slovo and Alan Davies’ selection, Richard Beckinsale

Produced at BBC Bristol by Miles Warde.

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra and first broadcast in December 2017.


WED 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007k4v4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 Give Or Take (m0010xqv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 VI Warshawski (b007jnkn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 The Quarry (m0010xqr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 Gainsborough by James Hamilton (b0901g09)
3. Portraits

Gainsborough moves to Bath where having your portrait painted was the favourite pastime of many visitors to the city. Always keen to make money where he can, he also takes full advantage of the flourishing buy-to-let market.

Read by Julian Rhind-Tutt
Abridged by Libby Spurrier
Directed by Kate McAll

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


WED 14:15 The Citadel (b09tf366)
Series 2

3. First Date

Dr Andrew Manson's future is on the line; his elderly employer, Dr Page's jealous sister is set on wreaking havoc for him. But Manson has more important things on his mind; his first date with Christine. Set in south Wales in the mid 1920s and based on A J Cronin's ground breaking novel, which is said to have partly inspired the creation of the NHS.

Manson ...... Richard Fleeshman
Denny ...... Julian Lewis Jones
Christine ...... Alexandra Roach
Blowden Page ....... Sue Jenkins

Produced by Pauline Harris and Gary Brown.
Directed by Gary Brown.

Dramatised by Christopher Reason.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2018.


WED 14:30 Winslow Homer's Odyssey (b04p7yg1)
Michael Smith heads home to the North on the trail of Winslow Homer, an American artist who mysteriously spent 20 months in the Tyneside fishing village of Cullercoats.

Seen as a national treasure in the States, Homer first rose to fame with his powerful depcitions of the civil war, and by the late 1870s he was America's pre-eminent watercolourist. Yet in 1881, this enigmatic and secretive artist travelled first to London then north to Cullercoats, in search of 'atmosphere and colour.'

Michael visits the Watch House and talks to local art historian Steve Radcliffe, who describes the harsh life of the fisherfolk that so fascinated him, then walks the beautiful bay with Susan Johnson, granddaughter of Homer's favourite muse, fishergirl Maggie Storey.

American author Helen Cooper, says that Homer's decision to stay on after the summer season into the wild winter weather inspired him to paint the raw power of the sea.

Homer soon came to feel at home amongst the fisherfolk of Cullercoats, donning a fisherman's gansey and playing billiards in the pub, and this change of character also signified a turning point in his career, as art historian David Tatham explains.

On his return to the States Homer continued to paint Cullercoats and soon left New York for Prout's Neck in Maine, where he spent the rest of his life painting the wild Atlantic. Karen Sherry of the Portland Museum of Art, feels his time in Cullercoats raised his art from keen observations of American life to masterful portrayals of universal themes.

Jonathon Barrand, Cullercoats resident and tourism officer who runs arts heritage tours, shares his pride and pleasure in seeing the name of his little village besides Homer's work in the great galleries of America.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2014.


WED 15:00 Midnight's Children (b092ksvx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 The Motion Show (m000833t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


WED 16:30 Smelling of Roses (b00dh89p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


WED 17:00 Can't Tell Nathan Caton Nothing (b04hz62m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 17:30 The Cold Swedish Winter (b093hdkw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 18:00 A Collection of Bones by Elspeth Davie (b012ymgs)
A Field in Space

Five quietly unsettling short stories by Elspeth Davie, who died in 1995 aged 75, and who's been described as one of Scotland's finest and most underrated writers.

An affecting story of 'the fields of the sky', and one expert whose speciality stuns a whole meeting.

"It was difficult to say whether the rest of the room were envious or scornful of Peterson's particular field of interest..."

Read by Crawford Logan.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2002.


WED 18:15 HH Munro - Five Tales By Saki (b0076rnv)
3. Fur

Eleanor and Suzanne are best friends, but not for much longer. Suzanne knows she can get her rich cousin Bertram to buy her a fur in the sales, but she has to entrust the job to Eleanor - who has her own plans...

Stars Helen Longworth as Eleanor, Lydia Leonard as Suzanne, Bertie Carvel as Bertram and Alex Tregear as Woman in Park/ Woman in Shop.

Five Tales by Saki (HH Munro), dramatised by Roger Davenport.

Director: Ned Chaillet

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2005.


WED 18:30 Short Cuts (m000j80p)
The Sea, The Sea

Josie Long presents short documentaries and audio adventures about the sea.

The sounds of the sea, whispers into a wind phone and the dark, silent nights in Lyø, Denmark; a writer reflects on women dreaming of diving beneath the surface of the water; an Hawaiian surfer describes the exhilaration of riding through the barrel of a wave and stories from cliff-edge towns in the UK as the water comes ever-closer.

The Wave
Featuring Clyde Aikau
Music by Cabinet of Living Cinema
Produced by Sarah Cuddon

The Widow of the Sea
Produced by Nanna Hauge Kristensen

Dreaming
Featuring Margaret Drabble
Originally recorded by Sarah Cuddon for The Diving Venus

The View from the Edge
Featuring Darcy Bayless and Juliet Blaxland who has written a book about her experiences in a cliff edge house called The Easternmost House.
Produced by Chloe White and Jodie Taylor

Production Team: Andrea Rangecroft and Alia Cassam

Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall

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


WED 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007k4v4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 Give Or Take (m0010xqv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 VI Warshawski (b007jnkn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 The Quarry (m0010xqr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 Great Lives - Four Hundred and Counting (m0010xqx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 22:00 The Cold Swedish Winter (b093hdkw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 The Harpoon (b00b3gv0)
Series 1

Episode 3

'Laughing through the Depression' - with a slightly budget issue of your nostalgic bumper golden weekly.

With Julian Dutton, Peter Baynham, Alistair McGowan, Mary Elliot-Nelson and Bryonie Pritchard.

Producer: Sarah Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1991.


WED 23:00 Bleak Expectations (b00vrxwt)
Series 4

A Tolerable Life De-Happified

Our hero Pip sees his former nemesis - the badly named Gently Benevolent - thwarted and locked up in a prison within a jail within a gaol spelled the other way, and apparently repentant of his crimes. But late one foggy night when Pip is attacked with a bowl of sinister custard he realises a new form of evil is stalking the streets of London, and he is obliged to ask for help from his erstwhile foe. Can Benevolent now be trusted? And who is the sinister evil figure?

Meanwhile, Pip's wife Ripely has become obsessed with cutlery, and the purchase of some diamond-handled dodo knives looks likely to force Pip into bankruptcy. And his best friend Harry Biscuit claims to be having terrible problems with an angry badger, but is it all as it seems?

Mark Evans's epic Victorian comedy in the style of Charles Dickens.

Sir Philip ..... Richard Johnson
Young Pip Bin ..... Tom Allen
Gently Benevolent ..... Anthony Head
Harry Biscuit ..... James Bachman
Grimpunch ..... Geoffrey Whitehead
Ripely ..... Sarah Hadland
Pippa ..... Susy Kane

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2010.


WED 23:30 Bunk Bed (b0b930kx)
Series 5

Episode 1

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

The acclaimed Bunk Bed, written by and featuring Patrick Marber and Peter Curran, returns for its fifth series with a dozy vengeance. Recorded in the dark and in real beds.

Tonight they discuss what sort of dinosaur they would have been, respond to archive of the great African-American writer James Baldwin on Fathers with their own tales of being humiliated by children, and argue if it's ever appropriate for an Irish person to use the phrase "Yada, yada, yada..."

"A welcome comfort against the gathering storm clouds" - The Spectator

"Funny, strange, enchanting, and beautifully put together' - The Observer

"You'll love it or hate it...but stick with it, it's gold" - Sunday Telegraph

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

Produced by Peter Curran
A Foghorn production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in July 2018.


WED 23:45 Roger McGough's Other Half (b04wwgzm)
Episode 1

Roger McGough is joined by Helen Atkinson-Wood, Philip Jackson and Richie Webb in a hilarious and surreal sketch show for BBC Radio 4.

With sketches about Fandom, Fatherhood and 17th Century France, you'll hear his familiar voice in a whole new light. Expect merriment and melancholy in equal measures, and a whisker of witty wordplay too.

Produced by Victoria Lloyd.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2015.



THURSDAY 28 OCTOBER 2021

THU 00:00 A Collection of Bones by Elspeth Davie (b012ymgs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:15 HH Munro - Five Tales By Saki (b0076rnv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:15 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 Short Cuts (m000j80p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 VI Warshawski (b007jnkn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 The Quarry (m0010xqr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 Gainsborough by James Hamilton (b0901g09)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:15 The Citadel (b09tf366)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 Winslow Homer's Odyssey (b04p7yg1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 Midnight's Children (b092ksvx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 The Motion Show (m000833t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:30 Smelling of Roses (b00dh89p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 Can't Tell Nathan Caton Nothing (b04hz62m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 The Cold Swedish Winter (b093hdkw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 VI Warshawski (b007jnl3)
Deadlock

Deadlock

VI Warshawski flies to Canada to continue her investigation on the giant freighter the Lucella Weisser. But she's in for a shock when they sail through the Great Lakes Lock.

Sara Paretsky's thriller stars Kathleen Turner as VI Warshawski. With Eleanor Bron as Lottie, William Dufris as Captain Bemis and Keith Drinkel as Mike Sheridan.

Sara Paretsky has created one of the most popular female sleuths in modern crime-fiction. Her heroine, VI Warshawski, is a strong female character in a male-dominated world. VI is comfortable packing heat and trailing nasty suspects but she never loses touch with her basic femininity. Paretsky says of her Warshawski: "I was troubled by the way women were portrayed in (detective fiction) they always seemed either evil or powerless. I thought it was time for a tough, smart, likeable female private investigator".

Kathleen Turner also starred in the same role in the 1991 film 'VI Warshawski'.

Dramatised by Michelene Wandor.
Director: Janet Whitaker
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1993


THU 06:30 The Quarry (m0010xyw)
4. Framed?

Worthless or valuable?

Douglas and Penny still don't fully understand the crazy scramble for their painting.

But more shocks are in store...

Stars Barry Foster, Penelope Lee and Andrew Sachs

Thriller serial by Jon Rollason and Keith Williams.

Penelope Shemley .... Penelope Lee
Douglas Shemley .... Barry Foster
Ruth .... Isabel Rennie
Paul .... Andrew Sachs
Barnabus .... Hamlyn Benson
Reinke .... Frederick Schrecker
Simon Shaft ....Roddy Maude-Roxby
Pinder .... John Hollis

Producer: John Tydeman

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in January 1965.


THU 07:00 Ankle Tag (b0939hpp)
Series 1

The Church

Bob gets a job as a bingo caller, and Gruff and Alice want to get Carys baptized.

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 (m000kfq9)
Series 3

4. The Agreement

Andy (James Northcote) and Jeff (Philip Jackson) find they have a big problem to solve - each other.

Fish Shop Frank (Mark Benton) suggests Couples Therapy as it worked so well for his ex-wife (and for him too, if he’d turned up). After a session with unorthodox therapist Dr Coulson (Alison Steadman), the treatment is such a success that Andy decides to move out.

Jeff, though wounded, puts a brave face on it and gets on with his life as best he can. Meanwhile, Andy, by contrast, is living the high life. He’s run into an old friend from London, Sean (Rasmus Hardiker), and they’re visiting nightclubs and restaurants and comedy gigs together.

Will Andy learn to appreciate true friendship? Will Jeff stop complaining about Andy cluttering up the hall with his shoes? When will Andy start to miss the plain but honest things that Jeff has to offer - like a really fierce and satisfying game of Scrabble?

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 (b0139bkv)
Series 8

Episode 7

The show's listeners go on strike - and a legendary royal's in marrying mode.

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

Sketches written by Graeme Garden, Bill Oddie and Jo Kendall

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

Music and songs by Bill Oddie, Liam Cohen and Dave Lee.

Producer: David Hatch/Peter Titheradge

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 2 in March 1970.


THU 08:30 King Street Junior (b007jm8t)
Series 4

2. Closure

Mr Beeston has worrying news - while Mr Sims and Mr Holliday have more immediate problems. Stars Karl Howman. From May 1989.


THU 09:00 The Write Stuff (b060m151)
Series 9

WB Yeats

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 WB Yeats.

Reader: Beth Chalmers.

Producer Katie Marsden

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2006.


THU 09:30 An Actor's Life for Me (b00899ps)
Series 2

The Scottish Play

Robert gets involved in a performance of the play whose title we are not allowed to say. He is overly superstitious about saying "Macbeth" ... Whoops!

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

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

With:
Jo Kendall
Joe Dunlop
Jonathan Kydd
Danny Schiller

Producer: Paul Spencer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in February 1990.


THU 10:00 Midnight's Children (b0931gsq)
Omnibus

4. How Saleem Achieved Purity

An ambitious dramatisation of Salman Rushdie's dazzling novel of love, history and magic.

The Indo-Pakistani war of 1965 changes Saleem's life forever.

Saleem ...... Nikesh Patel
Jamila ...... Deeivya Meir
Young Saleem ...... Zain Syed
Young Jamila ...... Misha Shah
Mumtaz ...... Anneika Rose
Ahmed ...... Narinder Samra
Brigadier Iskander ...... Selva Rasalingam
Sergeant Major Najmuddin ...... Sagar Arya
Ayooba ...... Abhin Galeya
Shaheed ...... Ronny Jhutti
The Peasant ...... Akbar Kurtha
Picture Singh ...... Silas Carson
Parvati ...... Aysha Kala
Young Shiva ...... Nael Ameen
Young Parvati ...... Nikita Mehta
Midnight's Child ...... Ahren Chadha
Midnight's Child ...... Shiven Shankar
Midnight's Child ...... Shreya Shah

All other parts were played by Sheetal Kapoor, Renu Brindle, Emilio Doorgasingh and members of the company.

Dramatised by Ayeesha Menon.
Directed and produced by Tracey Neale and Emma Harding.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2017.


THU 11:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m0010xk6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


THU 11:45 Midnight's Children: Salman Rushdie in Conversation (b091gc4f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]


THU 12:00 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b0139bkv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 King Street Junior (b007jm8t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 VI Warshawski (b007jnl3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 The Quarry (m0010xyw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 Gainsborough by James Hamilton (b0902rn1)
4. Honing

Gainsborough continues to hone his painterly skills In his studio he works by candlelight to create mood, and paints on a loose flapping canvas, like a sail. For his landscapes he creates elaborate models using broccoli.

But the costs of running an artist's studio are high and he is always anxious about money.

Read by Julian Rhind-Tutt
Abridged by Libby Spurrier
Directed by Kate McAll

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


THU 14:15 The Citadel (b09tgv74)
Series 2

4. Crisis

Dr Andrew Manson performs a remarkable doctoring feat in a crisis. Set in the mid 1920s and based on A J Cronin's ground breaking novel, which is said to have partly inspired the creation of the NHS.

Manson ...... Richard Fleeshman
Denny ...... Julian Lewis Jones
Susan ...... Fiona Clarke
Midwife ...... Ellie Darvill
Joe Morgan ...... Ben Addis

By A J Cronin.
Dramatised by Christopher Reason

Produced by Pauline Harris and Gary Brown.
Directed by Gary Brown.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2018.


THU 14:30 One of the Three Great Plots of All Literature (b00804hn)
Why do foundlings feature so commonly in literature? Kate Adie explores the theme underlying the plot of Henry Fielding's great novel 'Tom Jones', with the help of Hugh Cunningham, Marina Warner, Jenny Uglow and contemporary foundling, Andy McNab.

Reader: Philip Fox

Produced by Beaty Rubens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2007.


THU 15:00 Midnight's Children (b0931gsq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 The Write Stuff (b060m151)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


THU 16:30 An Actor's Life for Me (b00899ps)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


THU 17:00 Ankle Tag (b0939hpp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 17:30 The Break (m000kfq9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 18:00 A Collection of Bones by Elspeth Davie (b012ysn7)
A Collection of Bones

Five quietly unsettling short stories by Elspeth Davie, who died in 1995 aged 75, and who's been described as one of Scotland's finest and most underrated writers.

A troubling tale of a man with an obsessive hobby, and what happens when it suddenly comes to an end.

Jenkinson's friends are bemused by his obsession. What's the point of a wishbone collection if you don't make any wishes?

Read by Crawford Logan.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2002.


THU 18:15 HH Munro - Five Tales By Saki (b0076rpb)
4. The Toys of Peace

Harvey is encouraged by his right-thinking sister to give toys that can't be used for war to her two sons. But children, in a Saki tale, are immensely inventive...

Stars Anthony Calf as Harvey, Beth Chalmers as Leonora, Ben Tibber as Eric, Anton Rice as Bertie and Alex Tregear as the Waitress.

Five Tales by Saki (HH Munro), dramatised by Roger Davenport.

Director: Ned Chaillet

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2005.


THU 18:30 Great Lives (b0901fqr)
Series 43

Stephen Fry on PG Wodehouse

Stephen Fry nominates his hero P.G Wodehouse, a writer who he says simply cheers him up like no one else.
Fry wrote to his hero when he was a schoolboy and his most treasured possession is a signed photograph which reads: "To Stephen Fry, All the best, P. G. Wodehouse."

P.G Wodehouse was a self-made man, he began as a bank clerk, married a chorus girl and was interned by the Nazis. He wrote some of the most entertaining novels, stories, plays and lyrics of the twentieth century and created enduring characters; the most popular being Reginald Jeeves and Bertie Wooster.
Stephen Fry makes the case for why P.G Wodehouse is a great life.

To help him he is joined by Dr Sophie Ratcliffe Associate Professor in English, University of Oxford and author of 'PG Wodehouse - A life in Letters'.

The presenter is Matthew Parris and the producer is Perminder Khatkar.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2017.


THU 19:00 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b0139bkv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 King Street Junior (b007jm8t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 VI Warshawski (b007jnl3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 The Quarry (m0010xyw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m0010xk6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


THU 21:45 Midnight's Children: Salman Rushdie in Conversation (b091gc4f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]


THU 22:00 The Break (m000kfq9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 What's Funny About ... (m0010wqb)
Series 2

6. The Good Life

Peter Fincham and Jon Plowman hear the inside story of The Good Life


THU 23:30 The Secret World (b011qdpd)
Series 1

Episode 4

From Steve Wright to Ken Dodd, Jon Culshaw explores the bizarre private lives of famous folk. From May 2009.



FRIDAY 29 OCTOBER 2021

FRI 00:00 A Collection of Bones by Elspeth Davie (b012ysn7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:15 HH Munro - Five Tales By Saki (b0076rpb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:15 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 Great Lives (b0901fqr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 VI Warshawski (b007jnl3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 The Quarry (m0010xyw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 Gainsborough by James Hamilton (b0902rn1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:15 The Citadel (b09tgv74)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 One of the Three Great Plots of All Literature (b00804hn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 Midnight's Children (b0931gsq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 The Write Stuff (b060m151)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:30 An Actor's Life for Me (b00899ps)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 Ankle Tag (b0939hpp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 The Break (m000kfq9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 VI Warshawski (b007jnm6)
Deadlock

5. Pavane for a Dead Hockey Player

Everyone wants private eye VI Warshawski off the case. She appears to be getting closer to solving it - but then the next body is found.

Sara Paretsky's thriller stars Kathleen Turner as VI Warshawski.

Dramatised by Michelene Wandor

VI Warshawski...........................Kathleen Turner
Lottie Herschel.........................Eleanor Bron
Bobby Mallory.........................William Hootkins
Murray......................................Kerry Shale
Martin Bledsoe.......................James Aubrey
Roger Ferrant.........................Bill Nighy
Nils Greyfalk..........................Peter Marinker
Paige Carrington..................Teresa Gallagher
Janine Phillips........................Shelley Thompson
Jack Hogarth.........................Phillip Anthony
Lois..........................................Sandra James Young
Bledsoe's Secretary...............Geraldine Fitzgerald
The Receptionist....................Federay Holmes
Cappie.......................................John Church

Director: Janet Whitaker

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1993.


FRI 06:30 The Quarry (m0010y1j)
5. Truth Revealed

Why did Reinke shout "let it burn?"

The chilling secret behind Douglas and Penelope's painting is finally revealed...

Stars Barry Foster, Penelope Lee, Frederick Schrecker and Andrew Sachs.

Conclusion of the thriller serial by Jon Rollason and Keith Williams.

Penelope Shemley ... Penelope Lee
Douglas Shemley .... Barry Foster
Simon Shaft .... Roddy Maude-Roxby
Reinke .... Frederick Schrecker
Paul .... Andrew Sachs
Ruth .... Isabel Rennie
American ....Peter Marinker
Hotel Receptionist .... Glyn Dearman

Producer: John Tydeman

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in January 1965.


FRI 07:00 All Those Women (b069jjml)
Series 1

Episode 1

As relationships wobble, members of the family descend upon Maggie to provide support, plumbing advice and tea. Rent-free, naturally.

Katherine Jakeways' comedy about four generations of women living under one roof. An exploration of familial relationships, ageing, marriages - it's about life and love and things not turning out quite the way that you'd expected them to.

Hetty, Maggie, Jen and Emily struggle to resolve their own problems, and support one another.

Hetty ...... Sheila Hancock
Maggie ...... Lesley Manville
Jen ...... Sinead Matthews
Emily ...... Lucy Hutchinson
David ...... Denis Lill
Customer ...... Rebecca Hamilton
Announcement ...... George Watkins

Producer: Alexandra Smith

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


FRI 07:30 The Confessional (m0010wm2)
Series 2

The Confession of Ed Byrne

Stephen Mangan presides over the comedy chat show about shame and embarrassment.

Each week Stephen Mangan invites a different eminent guest into his virtual confessional box to make three 'confessions' to him. This is a cue for some rich and varied storytelling, and surprising insights as their confessions are put under the microscope. Settle back for more revelations of guilt and mortification.

This week Stephen interviews Ed Byrne, whose career as a stand-up comedian has garnered him huge popular and critical success. Also known for his work as an actor and a TV presenter with a passion for hill walking, he talks to Stephen about the dangers of forgetfulness, a misplaced reputation for erudition and one alarming fantasy.

Other guests in the series: Olivia Williams, Anthony Horowitz, Shaparak Khorsandi, Konnie Huq and David Quantick.

Written and presented by Stephen Mangan
With extra material by Nick Doody
Produced by Frank Stirling
A 7digital production


FRI 08:00 Dad's Army (b007jnxm)
Series 2

Don't Fence Me In

Captain Mainwaring is horrified when some prisoners of war escape from a camp.

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 Fraser …. John Laurie
Private Godfrey …. Arnold Ridley
Private Pike …. Ian Lavender
Private Walker …. Larry Martyn
General Monteverdi …. Cyril Shaps
Captain Turner …. John Ringham
Prisoner of War …. Sion Probert
Announcer …. John Snagge

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1975.


FRI 08:30 Second Thoughts (b00jzckp)
Series 3

Name, Set and Match

Newly wed Faith and Bill's married monikers are a sensitive subject.

Sitcom about the battles of divorcees Bill and Faith beginning married life, whilst balancing the demands of his ex-wife, Liza and her teenage children, Hannah and Joe.

Stars Lynda Bellingham as Faith, James Bolam as Bill, Emma Gregory as Hannah, Mark Denham as Joe, Geoffrey Whitehead as Richard and Norman Bird as Mr Burrows.

Series three of four inspired by the real lives of its writers, husband and wife Jan Etherington and Gavin Petrie.

A TV version made by LWT for ITV appeared in 1991 and ran for four series, with a spin-off 'Faith in the Future'.

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1991.


FRI 09:00 It's Not What You Know (b061qzx0)
Series 3

Episode 3

Who would play Romesh Ranganathan in a film of his life? What's Christoper Biggins' proudest moment of his career? What would Katherine Ryan do if she was Beyonce for a day?

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

In this case, comedian Katherine Ryan picks her best friend, comedian Romesh Ranganathan picks his brother, and Christopher Biggins picks an old showbiz pal.

Produced by Matt Stronge

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2015.


FRI 09:30 Ballylenon (b007jvhs)
Series 4

Episode 1

The discovery that a ramshackle cottage may have belonged to the family of US President, Herbert Hoover presents Phonsie with a major financial opportunity.

Series set in the sleepy town of Ballylenon, Co Donegal in 1955.

Written by Christopher Fitz-Simon.

Starring TP McKenna as Phonsie Doherty, Margaret D'Arcy as Muriel McConkey, Stella McCusker as Vera McConkey, Aine McCartney as Vivienne Boal, John Hewitt as Guard Gallagher, Gerard McSorley as Stumpy Bonnar, Anna Manahan as Peg Sweeneyand Gerard Murphy as Rev Samuel Hawthorne.

Music arranged and performed by Stephanie Hughes.

Director: Eoin O'Callaghan

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1997.


FRI 10:00 Midnight's Children (b094s2sq)
Omnibus

5. The Shadow of the Mosque

An ambitious dramatisation of Salman Rushdie's dazzling novel of love, history and magic.

Saleem is reunited with the other Midnight's Children in terrifying circumstances.

Saleem ...... Nikesh Patel
Jamila ...... Deeivya Meir
Young Saleem ...... Zain Syed
Young Jamila ...... Misha Shah
Mumtaz ...... Anneika Rose
Ahmed ...... Narinder Samra
Brigadier Iskander ...... Selva Rasalingam
Sergeant Major Najmuddin ...... Sagar Arya
Ayooba ...... Abhin Galeya
Shaheed ...... Ronny Jhutti
The Peasant ...... Akbar Kurtha
Picture Singh ...... Silas Carson
Parvati ...... Aysha Kala
Young Shiva ...... Nael Ameen
Young Parvati ...... Nikita Mehta
Midnight's Child ...... Ahren Chadha
Midnight's Child ...... Shiven Shankar
Midnight's Child ...... Shreya Shah

All other parts were played by Sheetal Kapoor, Renu Brindle and Emilio Doorgasingh and members of the company.

Dramatised by Ayeesha Menon.
Directed and produced by Tracey Neale and Emma Harding.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2017.


FRI 11:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m0010y1n)
The Halloween Spook-tacular

Chris Pearson and Shivani Dave recommend listening in time for Halloween.


FRI 12:00 Dad's Army (b007jnxm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 Second Thoughts (b00jzckp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 VI Warshawski (b007jnm6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 The Quarry (m0010y1j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 Gainsborough by James Hamilton (b0902rn5)
5. Revelation

For his final years Thomas Gainsborough returns to London where he paints over 100 portraits and 30 landscapes. Knowing that he's dying, he summons his old rival Joshua Reynolds and, on his deathbed, his wife Margaret makes a surprising revelation.

Read by Julian Rhind-Tutt
Abridged by Libby Spurrier
Directed by Kate McAll

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


FRI 14:15 The Citadel (b09thl64)
Series 2

5. Changes

Dr Andrew Manson is approached by a union Branch Secretary hoping to effect change in medical practice . The estranged love of his life, Christine, is back in town.

Set in south Wales in the mid 1920s and based on A J Cronin's ground breaking novel, which is said to have partly inspired the creation of the NHS.

Manson ...... Richard Fleeshman
Denny ...... Julian Lewis Jones
Christine ...... Alexandra Roach
Blowden Page ..... Sue Jenkins
Dr Page ...... Se.amus O'Neill
Daffyd ...... Simeon Truby

By AJ Cronin.
Dramatised by Christopher Reason.

Produced by Pauline Harris and Gary Brown.
Directed by Gary Brown.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2018.


FRI 14:30 Hearing Ragas (b01mf7nd)
This is violinist Professor Paul Robertson's remarkable story of the Indian ragas he heard from within a coma, and the healing effect that Sir John Tavener's music had on him in his recovery.

When Paul and John met at a conference in 2007 they discovered that they had a shared interest in near death experiences and John stated that he wanted to write a piece for Paul involving four string quartets to be called "Towards Silence". He wrote the piece and Paul started to make arrangements for its premiere. However, John suffered a heart attack and was taken into intensive care in Switzerland. Within weeks, Paul's aorta gave way and he found himself in a London hospital in a coma. Paul had a series of horrific visions, but was occasionally comforted by the sound of a woman singing Indian ragas. Only when he came out of the coma did he realise that the music John had written for him: "Towards Silence", was based on an Indian raga. Paul then used the practising of this piece to rehabilitate himself after the paralysing strokes he'd suffered. Paul and John are brought together for the first time to share their experiences;how they view their respective illnesses and how these episodes have changed their lives.

It includes music by Sir John Tavener, a soundtrack by Simon Hall and Sanchita Pal singing Ragas.

Producer: Rosie Boulton

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2012.


FRI 15:00 Midnight's Children (b094s2sq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 It's Not What You Know (b061qzx0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


FRI 16:30 Ballylenon (b007jvhs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


FRI 17:00 All Those Women (b069jjml)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 17:30 The Confessional (m0010wm2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 18:00 A Collection of Bones by Elspeth Davie (b012yym2)
The Eyelash

Five quietly unsettling short stories by Elspeth Davie, who died in 1995 aged 75, and who's been described as one of Scotland's finest and most underrated writers.

A humorous diversion into an evening meal, ruined by a small matter which prompts a big discussion.

"When you find a strange hair anywhere, do you at once connect it with some imagined person...?"

Read by Edith MacArthur.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2002.


FRI 18:15 HH Munro - Five Tales By Saki (b0076rpr)
5. The Open Window

Packed off around Britain in a search for a cure for his nerves, Framton Nuttel arrives at the Sappleton's house with a letter of introduction from his sister.

It little prepares him for the tale of terror he's about to hear...

Stars Paul Brooke as Framton Nuttel, Emily Chenery as Vera, Joanna McCallum as Mrs Sappleton, Susan Jameson as Caroline Nuttel and Michael Kilgarriff as Mr Sappleton/ Trap Driver.

Five Tales by Saki (HH Munro), dramatised by Roger Davenport.

Director: Ned Chaillet

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2005.


FRI 18:30 Off the Page (b0174gkq)
Follow the Yellow Brick Road

Follow the Yellow Brick Road - three writers discuss heart, courage and brains. With Guardian blogger Stuart Heritage, Yachtswoman Dee Caffari and journalist Neil McCormick.

Stuart hates personal contact so much he moved to South Korea where they're "not huggers. They're not really handshakers. They're not even that fond of eye contact, the travel guide said. Brilliant."

Dee Caffari has solo circumnavigated the globe, braving icebergs in the Southern Ocean along the way: "We surf down huge waves on the edge of control at breakneck speeds - any collision would be the end of the race. Rescue is often days away and our closest chance of survival is a fellow competitor."

Neil talks about how intelligence may be over-rated and that sometimes it's better just to let your mind make itself up.

Produced by Toby Field.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2011.


FRI 19:00 Dad's Army (b007jnxm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 Second Thoughts (b00jzckp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 VI Warshawski (b007jnm6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 The Quarry (m0010y1j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m0010y1n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 22:00 The Confessional (m0010wm2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 Talking to Strangers (b06z5d2v)
Episode 1

Comic monologues in which a range of characters find themselves engaging in that most un-British of activities: talking to a stranger.

Each piece is a character study: funny, frank, absurd, moving... Characters include a sex councillor who loves to draw, a spy who loves to share, a woman who likes to help too much ('I'm a serial helpist...'), a frustrated falconer, and a cheater who has to call her cheatee the morning after. And in this show, the listener themselves 'plays' the silent stranger in the piece...

Written and performed by Sally Phillips and Lily Bevan.

With guest stars including Emma Thompson, Olivia Colman, Jessica Hynes, Steve Evets, Sinead Matthews and Joel Fry.

Producer: Sam Bryant

A BBC Comedy Production first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2016.


FRI 23:00 Brian Appleton's Unofficial Multi-Media Lecture (m0010y1q)
Now Let's Listen to Light

After looking at sound last week, Brian attempts to follow through by 'Listening to Light'. But is that plausible or should he just look at sound again? After all, listening to light seems uncomfortably close to the discipline of laboratory physics and he doesn't have the pre-requisite white coat.

Written and performed by Graham Fellows.
Additional Research by Rex Brough.

Producer: Dawn Ellis.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2005.


FRI 23:15 The Jail Diaries of Sir Ralph Stanza (m0010y1s)
Jermaine Man

Poetry tutor Sir Ralph hopes to shock the prison authorities by doing a rap double act with Jermaine.

Sir Ralph Stanza ...James Quinn
Jermaine....Chris Jack
Robo ...Jack Deam
Mick ...Theo Ant Smith
Officer ...Joan Kempson

Written by James Quinn

Produced in Manchester by Graham Frost

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2004.


FRI 23:30 28 Acts in 28 Minutes (b01nswqw)
Series 1

Episode 2

John Humphrys gives 28 performers 60 seconds to entertain an audience:

Justin Edwards
Alfie Joey
The Trap
Jo Enright
Dave Johns
Jim Jeffries
Joanna Neary
Danny Robins
Scott Capurro
Roger McGough
Toby Hadoke & John Warburton
Martin Hutton
Gary Le Strange
Debra-Jane Appleby
James Bachman
Steve Hughes.
Dan Antopolski
Sarah Millican
Patrick Monahan
Michael Redmond
Alan Cochrane.
Derek upon Tweed
Jayne Tunnicliffe
Glenn Wool
Kevin Day
Adam Bloom
Richard Herring
Slaughterhouse Live

Producers: Rohan Acharya and Ed Morrish

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2006.




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

28 Acts in 28 Minutes 15:30 SAT (b01nq3p1)

28 Acts in 28 Minutes 03:30 SUN (b01nq3p1)

28 Acts in 28 Minutes 23:30 FRI (b01nswqw)

44 Scotland Street (Omnibus) 14:20 SUN (b0bgpcd5)

44 Scotland Street (Omnibus) 02:20 MON (b0bgpcd5)

A Collection of Bones by Elspeth Davie 18:00 MON (b012ylq3)

A Collection of Bones by Elspeth Davie 00:00 TUE (b012ylq3)

A Collection of Bones by Elspeth Davie 18:00 TUE (b012ylrg)

A Collection of Bones by Elspeth Davie 00:00 WED (b012ylrg)

A Collection of Bones by Elspeth Davie 18:00 WED (b012ymgs)

A Collection of Bones by Elspeth Davie 00:00 THU (b012ymgs)

A Collection of Bones by Elspeth Davie 18:00 THU (b012ysn7)

A Collection of Bones by Elspeth Davie 00:00 FRI (b012ysn7)

A Collection of Bones by Elspeth Davie 18:00 FRI (b012yym2)

A Good Read 18:30 MON (b01qm4pk)

A Good Read 00:30 TUE (b01qm4pk)

A History of Ghosts (Omnibus) 11:00 TUE (m000nzvl)

A History of Ghosts (Omnibus) 21:00 TUE (m000nzvl)

A Look Back at the Nineties 23:30 SUN (b007jqvx)

Ability 12:30 SUN (b0b0v537)

Ability 17:30 SUN (b0b0v537)

Ability 22:00 SUN (b0b0v537)

Ability 05:30 MON (b0b0v537)

Agatha Christie 01:30 SAT (b00qcjl3)

Albert and Me 08:30 MON (b007jsgr)

Albert and Me 12:30 MON (b007jsgr)

Albert and Me 19:30 MON (b007jsgr)

All Those Women 07:00 FRI (b069jjml)

All Those Women 17:00 FRI (b069jjml)

An Actor's Life for Me 09:30 THU (b00899ps)

An Actor's Life for Me 16:30 THU (b00899ps)

An Actor's Life for Me 04:30 FRI (b00899ps)

Ankle Tag 07:00 THU (b0939hpp)

Ankle Tag 17:00 THU (b0939hpp)

Ankle Tag 05:00 FRI (b0939hpp)

Arthur Smith's Balham Bash 23:00 SUN (b0101g5j)

Ballylenon 09:30 FRI (b007jvhs)

Ballylenon 16:30 FRI (b007jvhs)

Bleak Expectations 23:00 WED (b00vrxwt)

Brian Appleton's Unofficial Multi-Media Lecture 23:00 FRI (m0010y1q)

Britain's Blonde Bombshell - The Diana Dors Story 14:30 MON (m0010y18)

Britain's Blonde Bombshell - The Diana Dors Story 02:30 TUE (m0010y18)

Bunk Bed 23:30 WED (b0b930kx)

Can't Tell Nathan Caton Nothing 12:00 SAT (b04gwlw4)

Can't Tell Nathan Caton Nothing 07:00 WED (b04hz62m)

Can't Tell Nathan Caton Nothing 17:00 WED (b04hz62m)

Can't Tell Nathan Caton Nothing 05:00 THU (b04hz62m)

Chain Reaction 22:30 SAT (b072my2p)

Changing My Voice 14:30 TUE (b01k9vh0)

Changing My Voice 02:30 WED (b01k9vh0)

Clare in the Community 04:30 SAT (b008jwjr)

Comedy Controller 09:00 SAT (b018sgkw)

Comedy Controller 19:00 SAT (b018sgkw)

Cowards 23:30 SAT (b00fq6rq)

Dad's Army 08:00 FRI (b007jnxm)

Dad's Army 12:00 FRI (b007jnxm)

Dad's Army 19:00 FRI (b007jnxm)

Daliso Chaponda: Citizen of Nowhere 07:30 TUE (m0010pw1)

Daliso Chaponda: Citizen of Nowhere 17:30 TUE (m0010pw1)

Daliso Chaponda: Citizen of Nowhere 22:00 TUE (m0010pw1)

Daliso Chaponda: Citizen of Nowhere 05:30 WED (m0010pw1)

Dave Simpson - Nightmares 18:00 SAT (b0076nnq)

Dave Simpson - Nightmares 00:00 SUN (b0076nnq)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:00 SUN (m0010xk6)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:00 SUN (m0010xk6)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 11:00 THU (m0010xk6)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:00 THU (m0010xk6)

Do Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me 09:30 TUE (b0076h7l)

Do Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me 16:30 TUE (b0076h7l)

Do Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me 04:30 WED (b0076h7l)

Doctor at Large 08:30 SUN (b00b6z49)

Elephant in the Room 16:00 TUE (m0006dv6)

Elephant in the Room 04:00 WED (m0006dv6)

Elis James's Pantheon of Heroes 23:30 MON (m000fn2f)

Fyodor Dostoevsky - The Idiot 03:00 SAT (b00srvkn)

Gainsborough by James Hamilton 14:00 MON (b09013nn)

Gainsborough by James Hamilton 02:00 TUE (b09013nn)

Gainsborough by James Hamilton 14:00 TUE (b0901fqf)

Gainsborough by James Hamilton 02:00 WED (b0901fqf)

Gainsborough by James Hamilton 14:00 WED (b0901g09)

Gainsborough by James Hamilton 02:00 THU (b0901g09)

Gainsborough by James Hamilton 14:00 THU (b0902rn1)

Gainsborough by James Hamilton 02:00 FRI (b0902rn1)

Gainsborough by James Hamilton 14:00 FRI (b0902rn5)

Getting Nowhere Fast 09:30 MON (b0081lf5)

Getting Nowhere Fast 16:30 MON (b0081lf5)

Getting Nowhere Fast 04:30 TUE (b0081lf5)

Give Or Take 08:30 WED (m0010xqv)

Give Or Take 12:30 WED (m0010xqv)

Give Or Take 19:30 WED (m0010xqv)

Great Lives - Four Hundred and Counting 11:00 WED (m0010xqx)

Great Lives - Four Hundred and Counting 21:00 WED (m0010xqx)

Great Lives 18:30 THU (b0901fqr)

Great Lives 00:30 FRI (b0901fqr)

HH Munro - Five Tales By Saki 18:15 MON (b0076rmr)

HH Munro - Five Tales By Saki 00:15 TUE (b0076rmr)

HH Munro - Five Tales By Saki 18:15 TUE (b0076rnb)

HH Munro - Five Tales By Saki 00:15 WED (b0076rnb)

HH Munro - Five Tales By Saki 18:15 WED (b0076rnv)

HH Munro - Five Tales By Saki 00:15 THU (b0076rnv)

HH Munro - Five Tales By Saki 18:15 THU (b0076rpb)

HH Munro - Five Tales By Saki 00:15 FRI (b0076rpb)

HH Munro - Five Tales By Saki 18:15 FRI (b0076rpr)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:00 WED (b007k4v4)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:00 WED (b007k4v4)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:00 WED (b007k4v4)

Hearing Ragas 14:30 FRI (b01mf7nd)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 08:00 THU (b0139bkv)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 12:00 THU (b0139bkv)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 19:00 THU (b0139bkv)

Inheritance Tracks 07:10 SUN (b0bbn6gp)

Inheritance Tracks 11:55 SUN (b0bbn6gp)

Inheritance Tracks 14:10 SUN (b0bdx3fk)

Inheritance Tracks 19:55 SUN (b0bbn6gp)

Inheritance Tracks 02:10 MON (b0bdx3fk)

Inheritance Tracks 11:50 MON (m0010y13)

Inheritance Tracks 21:50 MON (m0010y13)

Isabel Colegate - The Shooting Party (Omnibus) 07:20 SUN (b0bd7083)

Isabel Colegate - The Shooting Party 02:15 SAT (b00t6g8d)

It's Not What You Know 04:00 SAT (b060ztxq)

It's Not What You Know 09:00 FRI (b061qzx0)

It's Not What You Know 16:00 FRI (b061qzx0)

Jest a Minute 09:00 MON (b012yngz)

Jest a Minute 16:00 MON (b012yngz)

Jest a Minute 04:00 TUE (b012yngz)

Kill The Pharaoh! 01:00 SAT (m0010q16)

King Street Junior 08:30 THU (b007jm8t)

King Street Junior 12:30 THU (b007jm8t)

King Street Junior 19:30 THU (b007jm8t)

LP Hartley - WS 00:00 SAT (m0010q1d)

Lines From My Grandfather's Forehead 12:30 SAT (b00g2gm2)

Lines From My Grandfather's Forehead 08:00 MON (b00g42td)

Lines From My Grandfather's Forehead 12:00 MON (b00g42td)

Lines From My Grandfather's Forehead 19:00 MON (b00g42td)

Living World 02:30 SAT (b017c8f0)

Living World 15:30 SUN (b017c8f0)

Living World 03:30 MON (b017c8f0)

Man at the Helm 09:30 SUN (b07zzr8t)

Mark Steel's in Town 22:30 SUN (b00jsykr)

Mark Watson Talks a Bit About Life 14:00 SAT (m000gbg8)

Mark Watson Talks a Bit About Life 02:00 SUN (m000gbg8)

Martin Kiszko - Scramble 18:00 SUN (b007jwq4)

Martin Kiszko - Scramble 00:00 MON (b007jwq4)

Midnight's Children: Salman Rushdie in Conversation 10:45 SUN (b091gc4f)

Midnight's Children: Salman Rushdie in Conversation 21:45 SUN (b091gc4f)

Midnight's Children: Salman Rushdie in Conversation 11:45 THU (b091gc4f)

Midnight's Children: Salman Rushdie in Conversation 21:45 THU (b091gc4f)

Midnight's Children 10:00 MON (b092k3sc)

Midnight's Children 15:00 MON (b092k3sc)

Midnight's Children 03:00 TUE (b092k3sc)

Midnight's Children 10:00 TUE (b092k685)

Midnight's Children 15:00 TUE (b092k685)

Midnight's Children 03:00 WED (b092k685)

Midnight's Children 10:00 WED (b092ksvx)

Midnight's Children 15:00 WED (b092ksvx)

Midnight's Children 03:00 THU (b092ksvx)

Midnight's Children 10:00 THU (b0931gsq)

Midnight's Children 15:00 THU (b0931gsq)

Midnight's Children 03:00 FRI (b0931gsq)

Midnight's Children 10:00 FRI (b094s2sq)

Midnight's Children 15:00 FRI (b094s2sq)

Mike Dorrell - Pictures of the Floating World 16:00 SUN (m0009zzf)

Mike Dorrell - Pictures of the Floating World 20:00 SUN (m0009zzf)

Mike Dorrell - Pictures of the Floating World 04:00 MON (m0009zzf)

Not in Front of the Children 09:00 SUN (b08mkkrz)

Off the Page 00:30 SAT (b016wzrl)

Off the Page 18:30 FRI (b0174gkq)

On the Rocks 05:00 SAT (b05wq1bl)

One of the Three Great Plots of All Literature 14:30 THU (b00804hn)

One of the Three Great Plots of All Literature 02:30 FRI (b00804hn)

Our Man at Wembley 08:30 TUE (b00759xc)

Our Man at Wembley 12:30 TUE (b00759xc)

Our Man at Wembley 19:30 TUE (b00759xc)

Pieces of Britney 13:00 SAT (p09mw6rh)

Pieces of Britney 01:00 SUN (p09mw6rh)

Podcast Radio Hour 11:00 FRI (m0010y1n)

Podcast Radio Hour 21:00 FRI (m0010y1n)

Poetry Extra 12:00 SUN (m0010xkb)

Poetry Extra 17:00 SUN (m0010xkb)

Poetry Extra 05:00 MON (m0010xkb)

Polyoaks 07:00 TUE (b08w0ygf)

Polyoaks 17:00 TUE (b08w0ygf)

Polyoaks 05:00 WED (b08w0ygf)

Radio Active 15:00 SAT (b007k39v)

Radio Active 03:00 SUN (b007k39v)

Radiolab 11:00 SUN (m0010xk8)

Radiolab 19:00 SUN (m0010xk8)

Reluctant Persuaders 07:00 MON (b08kxzvv)

Reluctant Persuaders 17:00 MON (b08kxzvv)

Reluctant Persuaders 05:00 TUE (b08kxzvv)

Revolting People 14:30 SAT (b00wlrp5)

Revolting People 02:30 SUN (b00wlrp5)

Revolting People 22:30 TUE (b00wr9v4)

Roger McGough's Other Half 23:45 WED (b04wwgzm)

Ross Noble Goes Global 22:00 SAT (b01c6txd)

Round the Horne 08:00 TUE (b007k1g4)

Round the Horne 12:00 TUE (b007k1g4)

Round the Horne 19:00 TUE (b007k1g4)

Second Thoughts 08:30 FRI (b00jzckp)

Second Thoughts 12:30 FRI (b00jzckp)

Second Thoughts 19:30 FRI (b00jzckp)

Short Cuts 18:30 WED (m000j80p)

Short Cuts 00:30 THU (m000j80p)

Smelling of Roses 08:30 SAT (b00dbwtv)

Smelling of Roses 09:30 WED (b00dh89p)

Smelling of Roses 16:30 WED (b00dh89p)

Smelling of Roses 04:30 THU (b00dh89p)

Soul Music 18:30 TUE (b036k8v8)

Soul Music 00:30 WED (b036k8v8)

TED Radio Hour 11:00 MON (m0010y0z)

TED Radio Hour 21:00 MON (m0010y0z)

Talking to Strangers 22:30 FRI (b06z5d2v)

The Break 07:30 THU (m000kfq9)

The Break 17:30 THU (m000kfq9)

The Break 22:00 THU (m000kfq9)

The Break 05:30 FRI (m000kfq9)

The Citadel 14:15 MON (b09tcnm3)

The Citadel 02:15 TUE (b09tcnm3)

The Citadel 14:15 TUE (b09tdr0w)

The Citadel 02:15 WED (b09tdr0w)

The Citadel 14:15 WED (b09tf366)

The Citadel 02:15 THU (b09tf366)

The Citadel 14:15 THU (b09tgv74)

The Citadel 02:15 FRI (b09tgv74)

The Citadel 14:15 FRI (b09thl64)

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The Confessional 05:30 SAT (m0010pny)

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The Jail Diaries of Sir Ralph Stanza 23:15 FRI (m0010y1s)

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What's Funny About ... 22:30 THU (m0010wqb)

Will Smith Presents the Tao of Bergerac 23:00 TUE (b007tz8w)

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Winslow Homer's Odyssey 14:30 WED (b04p7yg1)

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