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SATURDAY 06 NOVEMBER 2021

SAT 00:00 MR James (m0001p66)
The Haunting of MR James

5. Rats

A remote inn, a locked room and young Thomson, the only guest, is curious.

By the master of the ghost story, MR James.

Dramatised by Neil Brand.

MR James ..... Mark Gatiss
Thomson ..... George Watkins
Betts ..... Michael Bertenshaw
Mrs Betts ..... Carolyn Pickles
Stewart ..... Sean Baker

Director: David Hunter

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2018.


SAT 00:15 Fresh Blood (b007k2kq)
The Blue Room by Ava Ming

A secret corner of the girls' lavs provides a hideout for bullies Carol and Pam, but The Blue Room has a dark secret.

Ava Ming's spine tingling drama.

Tracey …. Aisling Caffrey
Carol …. Katerina Pushkin
Nikki …. Lauren Hopkins

Producer: Paul Arnold

Part of a BBC Writersroom initiative to showcase dramas from writers across the country who had not yet had work broadcast on network radio.

Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in March 2006.


SAT 00:30 Off the Page (b017cfkn)
Japan

Hiroko Kawanami, Richard Lloyd Parry and Imran Yusuf explore the idea of Japan.

What is it really like, and how does it match up to people's preconceptions?

Hiroko Kawanami is a Japanese lecturer in Buddhism who prefers living in the UK. Richard Lloyd Parry is Asia Editor of The Times and has lived in Tokyo for 16 years. British stand-up comedian Imran Yusuf has visited Japan and loved it.

All three write and talk about the Japan they know, with presenter Dominic Arkwright - who has never been to Japan and freely admits he knows little about it..

Producer: Beth O'Dea

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2011.


SAT 01:00 Paul Temple (b007jp9x)
Paul Temple and the Vandyke Affair

4. Boulevard Seminaire

The mystery glove trail leads the suave detective and his wife to a rendezvous in Paris.

Francis Durbridge's thriller stars Peter Coke and Marjorie Westbury as BBC radio's smoothest investigator and his glamorous wife.

Paul Temple …. Peter Coke
Steve …. Marjorie Westbury
Sir Graham Forbes …. Richard Williams
Bill McCall …. John Scott
Philip Droste …. Simon Lack
Vanessa Droste …. Grizelda Hervey
Charles Marett …. John Bryning
Luke …. Jon Farrell
Telephone Operator …. Betty Baskcomb
Louis Franz …. Rolf Lefebvre
Waiter …. David March
Receptionist …. Beatrice Ormonde

Producer: Martyn C Webster

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in January 1959.


SAT 01:30 Death Speaks Another Language (m00115cp)
5. Ring After Nine

Things turn serious, with Vince close to death and now Karen’s life under threat

Starring David Valla.

Peter Ling's thriller serial set in '60s Swinging London.

Nico .... David Valla
Karen Engstrom .... Patricia Gallimore
Mrs Benson .... Hilda Kriseman
Neil Benson .... Derek Seaton
Detective .... Michael Deacon
Ray Lockett .... Alaric Cotter
Buller .... Henry Stamper
Plessey .... Geoffrey Wincott
Suzanne Kaye .... Cecile Chevreau
Receptionist .... Frances Jeater
Salesman .... Ian Thompson
Coffee Bar Boss .... John Gabriel

Producer: Ronald Mason

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in August 1969.


SAT 02:00 Five Ghost Stories by John Connolly (b007jx4s)
5. Nocturne

Sounds of a piano played at night lead a father and his son into a confrontation with a malign adversary.

A supernatural story written by Dublin author, John Connolly.

Read by Tony Doyle.

Producer: Lawrence Jackson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2000.


SAT 02:15 Henry James (m0000pd8)
What Maisie Knew

Episode 5

Maisie travels to Paris with Sir Claude but when Mrs Beale arrives she has to make a difficult decision about her future.

Conclusion of Henry James's story about the complications of love and marriage - seen through the eyes of a child.

Dramatised by Amanda Dalton.

Maisie ...... Talia Barnett
Mrs Wix …… Julie Hesmondhalgh
Sir Claude …… Rudi Dharmalingham
Miss Overmore / Mrs Beale ...... Emma Naomi
Henry James ...... John Lynch

Director: Nadia Molinari.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2018.


SAT 02:30 The Cabinet of Animosities (b01m0kjd)
The Museum of Broken Relationships in Zagreb exhibits objects left behind at the end of love affairs.

Everyday things: the shared belongings, mementos and gifts that are no longer wanted - or are wanted too much.

Cathy FitzGerald takes a tour of its woebegone collection and meets the broken-hearted lovers who have donated objects from all around the world. Tales of love won and lost, told through the things we give, the things we treasure, and the things we fling at one another when it all goes wrong.

Producers: Cathy FitzGerald & Matt Thompson

A Rockethouse production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in August 2012.


SAT 03:00 CP Snow - Strangers and Brothers (b017h805)
The Light and the Dark

As the Second World War erupts, Lewis Eliot heads to Whitehall and his love life takes an unexpected turn.

CP Snow's epic novel sequence about the English Establishment and Power.

Stars Adam Godley and David Haig.

Dramatised by Jonathan Holloway.

Narrator …. David Haig
Lewis Eliot …. Adam Godley
Hector Rose ...Rupert Vansittart
Roy Calvert .... Adam Levy
Houston Eggar …. Peter Marinker
Willy Romantovski .... Kenneth Collard
Gilbert Cooke .... Anthony Calf
Margaret Davidson .... Juliet Aubrey
Rosalind …. Anne-Marie Duff
Betty Vane .... Carla Simpson

Director: Jeremy Howe & Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2003.


SAT 04:00 It's Not What You Know (b062khlc)
Series 3

Episode 4

What's Lucy Porter's least favourite town to perform in?

Has Cornelius's pal Jonathan ever won any money as a result of a tip from Cornelius?

Who is Tom Wrigglesworth's all time hero?

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 Lucy Porter picks her agent, comedian Tom Wrigglesworth picks his father, and Cornelius Lysaght picks an old school friend.

Producer: Matt Stronge

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2015.


SAT 04:30 Ballylenon (b007vmbw)
Series 4

Episode 2

The death of Canon Friel causes upset amongst the faithful and ruins Phonsie Doherty's plans...

Series set in the sleepy town of Ballylenon, Co Donegal, in 1955, before the days of mass tourism and proper plumbing in every home.

Written by Christopher Fitz-Simon.

Phonsie Doherty …. TP McKenna
Muriel McConkey …. Margaret D'Arcy
Vera McConkey …. Stella McCusker
Vivienne Boal …. Aine McCartney
Guard Gallagher …. John Hewitt
Stumpy Bonnar …. Gerard McSorley
Rev Samuel Hawthorne …. Gerard Murphy

Music arranged and performed by Stephanie Hughes.

Director: Eoin O'Callaghan

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1997.


SAT 05:00 All Those Women (b06bhvsr)
Series 1

Episode 2

Jen is driven to compete with Stuart in the parenting stakes. Cue the most fun (and educational) sleepover an 11 year old could wish for. In theory.

In the meantime, Maggie would really prefer it if her houseguests would put things back in the correct drawer, and stop leaving teabags in the sink.

Comedy series by Katherine Jakeways about four generations of women trying to live under one roof.

Hetty ...... Sheila Hancock
Maggie ...... Lesley Manville
Jen ...... Sinead Matthews
Emily ...... Lucy Hutchinson
David ...... Denis Lill
Stu ...... Chris Pavlo
Pat ...... Katherine Jakeways
Mrs Bell ...... Amelia Lowdell
Freya ...... Zoe Castle
Lucy ...... Hollie Burgess
Announcement ...... George Watkins

Script editor: Richard Turner

Producer: Alexandra Smith

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


SAT 05:30 The Confessional (m0011415)
Series 2

The Confession of Shaparak Khorsandi

Stephen Mangan takes another confession in the comedy chat show about shame and embarrassment.

Each week, Stephen invites a different eminent guest into his virtual confessional box to make three confessions. This is a cue for some rich and varied storytelling, and surprising insights. Settle back for more revelations of guilt and mortification.

This week, Stephen interviews Shaparak Khorsandi, a self-styled ‘spit and sawdust stand-up’ whose career also embraces success as a satirist, novelist and screen-writer. She recently received the prestigious James Joyce Award from Dublin University. She reveals a secret act of vandalism in her primary school loos, a story of hand cuffs and impulsive behaviour, and a tendency for taking comic retribution.

Other guests in this series include Olivia Williams, Anthony Horowitz, Ed Byrne, Konnie Huq and David Quantick.

Written and presented by Stephen Mangan
With extra material by Nick Doody
Produced by Frank Stirling

A 7digital production for BBC Radio 4


SAT 06:00 Ellen Dryden - The Westward Journey (b007jzmq)
“We are now beyond the Missouri River. We have left the States behind. Ahead of us lie the great uncivilised plains.”

On the wagon trains of the perilous migration across America to Oregon and California, the strength of women was tested against the ambition and pride of their men.

Starring Carolyn Jones, Tracy-Ann Oberman and Marcia Warren.

Ellen Dryden’s 19th century drama.

Martha ... Carolyn Jones
Lucy .... Tracy Ann Oberman
Hannah ... Marcia Warren
Thomas ... Bradley Lavelle
George ... Nathan Osgood
Robert McKail .... David Bannerman
Elizabeth Swain ... Mia Soteriou
Rebecca ... Alison Pettitt
Francis ... David Brooks
Jonah ... Mac McDonald
Woman ... Liza Ross
Charles Putnam ... Alan Marriott

Music by Mia Soteriou.

Director: Ned Chaillet

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1997.


SAT 07:30 Great Lives (b0924kwx)
Series 43

Sathnam Sanghera on Alexander Gardner

Author and Journalist Sathnam Sanghera nominates a Great Life; a man dismissed as a fantasist and a liar in his own lifetime.

Alexander Gardner was a Scottish-American soldier, a traveller, an explorer and adventurer - a white man with a tartan turban, who ended up in India in a Maharaja's Sikh Army in the 19th Century, just before the British Raj took over.

Possibly a plagiarist and touted as a scoundrel, yet Sathnam claims he's worthy of a bigger place in history. If just a tiny portion of what we think we know about him is true, he is a genuinely remarkable figure.

Historian John Keay is the expert witness to Gardner's life.

Presented by Matthew Parris.

Producer: Perminder Khatkar.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2017.


SAT 08:00 Listomania (b09x4n4c)
Pilot Episode

From the magnificent to the mundane.

From the humble 'to do' list to the bucket list.

Susan Calman hosts the pilot show for the series exploring the world of the lists.

With:

Lucy Porter
Joe Lycett
Richard Herring
Katherine Ryan

Written by James Kettle and Gráinne Maguire.

Producers: Adnan Ahmed and Sam Bryant

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in June 2014


SAT 08:30 Smelling of Roses (b00dl042)
Series 3

A Cheeky Little Number

Jo's relationship with Robert is looking a bit rocky.

The situation isn't helped when she meets a charming young wine shipper for whom Rosie's organising a tasting...

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
Harry Butt ..... Gideon Turner
Emma Bryson ..... Rebecca Front

Producer: Maria Esposito

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2002.


SAT 09:00 Billy Bragg's Changing Times (m0007497)
These are fractious times.

But there have been fractious times before. And of all the ways of looking at history, the instinctive reactions of artists, specifically musicians, to changing times, is one of the most fascinating.

From Hamish Henderson to Tom Robinson, the Sex Pistols to U2, and more recently Radiohead and Stormzy, protest music has come a long way.

Billy Bragg sets out to savour and share the stories of great moments where musicians were inspired by unfolding events to protest, to perform and to preach of an alternative way.

Along the way there will be contributions from authors, artists and academics who have seen technology transform the way in which people create and listen to protest songs.

Plus a chance to hear from those producing protest music in the era of Brexit, Trump and fake news.

Producer: Dan Quick

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra and first broadcast in July 2019.


SAT 12:00 ReincarNathan (m0002822)
Series 1

Snail

Nathan Blakely was a popstar, but he died and was reincarnated as a snail. Will he ever make it back to human again?

It's Quantum Leap meets Planet Earth meets an idiot.

Daniel Rigby, Diane Morgan and Josh Widdicombe star in this sitcom about the afterlife.

Written by Tom Craine and Henry Paker.

Jenny ...... Diane Morgan
Nathan ...... Daniel Rigby
Tim from next door ...... Tom Craine
Denis/Waiter ...... Henry Paker
Susan, Conchita, Dying Snail ...... Freya Parker
Bert ...... Josh Widdicombe

Music composed by Phil Lepherd.

Producers: Harriet Jaine & Jonno Richards

A Talkback production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in January 2019.


SAT 12:30 Winston (b007tbrv)
Winston in Europe

Don't Gush, Nancy

Father wants to move again. He's got the wanderlust. He's had enough of England.

You can't get decent eccles cakes here any longer...

Peter Tinniswood's bawdy six-part comedy serial.

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

Director: Shaun MacLoughlin.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1992.


SAT 13:00 A History of Ghosts (Omnibus) (m000p19p)
Part 2

Kirsty Logan explores the evolution of Ghost Lore.

In the last of two omnibus editions: :

* She discovers how the tourist trade in the Southern United states whitewashes history rather than drawing on African American ghost stories

* Explores the only known case where the testimony of a ghost secured the conviction of their murderer

* Dives into the life of one of the most celebrated mediums of the Victorian era

* Reveals that a spirit is not the most dangerous part of a poltergeist case

* Asks if in the 21st century we're less interested in finding ghosts, rather than creating them?

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2020.


SAT 14:00 The Penny Dreadfuls (b00nks8c)
The Penny Dreadfuls Present: Guy Fawkes

What exactly is it that we're asked to remember on the 5th of November?

As the nation prepares for Bonfire Night; highly acclaimed comedy trio The Penny Dreadfuls take a fresh and timely look at a familiar story with a comedic, stirring and sometimes graphic exploration of the build-up to and aftermath of the Gunpowder Plot.

Recorded in front of an audience at the BBC Radio Theatre in London, there's plenty of laughs in places where you least expect them - from the boisterously optimistic meetings of the conspirators through to Fawkes' internment in the Tower of London.

Starring Kevin Eldon as Guy.

With Miles Jupp and Andrew Pugsley.

The Penny Dreadfuls are David Reed, Humphrey Ker and Thom Tuck.

Guy Fawkes ...... Kevin Eldon
Thomas Percy ...... Miles Jupp
John Wright ...... David Reed
Robert Catesby ...... Thom Tuck
Thomas Winter ...... Andrew Pugsley
Sir William Waad ...... Humphrey Ker

Producer: Julia McKenzie

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2009.


SAT 14:45 Creme de la Crime (b007jr0x)
Series 1

20,000 Leaks Under the Sea

Michael Feydeau -TV's much loved Inspector Niblett - and crime expert, David Pershore probe a case of wartime spying skulduggery.

Tales from the vaults of villainy.

Written by and starring Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis.

With Emma Kennedy.

Director: Adam Bromley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2001.


SAT 15:00 The Million Pound Radio Show (b008m7km)
Series 1

Episode 2

Save the seal - and how to lose unwanted hair. Andy Hamilton and Nick Revell's sharp-edged topical humour.

With Jasper Jacob and Penelope Nice.

Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1985.


SAT 15:30 Will Smith Presents the Tao of Bergerac (b007w0j4)
2. Individuality

Jersey-born comedian Will Smith continues his obsession with 1980s BBC TV detective series Bergerac.

He's using an audio book of its star, John Nettles, reading the Tao, to navigate the minefield of his life, with the help of a special guest.

Will wonders how he can be an individual without being derided for his choices.

With:

Karl Johnson
Simon Greenall
Rachel Bavidge
Olivia Poulet
John Nettles

Written by Will Smith and Roger Drew.

Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2007.


SAT 16:00 Ellen Dryden - The Westward Journey (b007jzmq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 Great Lives (b0924kwx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SAT 18:00 Spine Chillers (b0886z49)
Colin Haydn Evans - Figures

As soon as Ann saw the house she knew it had to be hers. Its past turns out to be part of her future.

So all she has to do is sit in the upstairs room - kept locked for so long - and wait...

Written by Colin Haydn Evans.

Ann ...... Anna Massey
Ralph Symons ...... Blain Fairman
Rebecca Symons ...... Jill Lidstone
Peter Fuller ...... Jon Strickland
Alex Slade ...... Michael Bilton

Director: Ian Cotterell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1984.


SAT 18:45 The Strange and the Sinister by William Croft Dickinson (b007jvjg)
The Sweet Singers

William Croft Dickinson introduces his stories of the supernatural set in Scotland.

A trip to an old university golfing competition has unusual consequences for two professors.

Read by Moultrie Kelsall.

Producer: John Gray

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in October 1961.


SAT 19:00 Billy Bragg's Changing Times (m0007497)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 Ross Noble Goes Global (b01cvr0t)
Series 2

Egypt

Ross entertains bewildered Bedouins in the desert and ponders the merits of doing a wildlife show.

A series of travelogues from comedian Ross Noble.

Producer: Danny Wallace

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2003.


SAT 22:30 Chain Reaction (b0742mqd)
Series 11

5. Sandi Toksvig interviews Roy Hudd

Broadcaster and writer Sandi Toksvig turns interviewer as she chats to comedy icon, Roy Hudd.

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

Sandi Toksvig is a prolific writer and broadcaster who chaired the News Quiz on BBC Radio 4 for nine years and over 220 episodes. She was a founder member of the Women's Equality Party and took over as host of BBC TV’s long-running QI.

Roy Hudd clocked up more than 50 years in showbusiness, starting out as a Butlins redcoat in the 1950s sparking a stellar career through numerous successes on stage, radio and screen. Radio listeners know him best as the host of the much-loved News Huddlines on BBC Radio 2 for 26 years. More recently, Roy gained plaudits for his moving portrayal of Bud Flanagan in the BBC drama 'We're Doomed! The Dad's Army Story'.

Roy tells Sandi about his showbiz beginnings, reveals how Arthur Askey gave him a leg up in the early days and shares his favourite pantomime story courtesy of Tom O'Connor.

Producer: Richard Morris

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


SAT 23:00 The Curried Goat Show (b007nf6d)
Episode 8

It's Bath Night - plus jam.

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

With special guest: Imelda Staunton

Music from The Big Buzzard Boogie Band.

Producer: Maria Esposito.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in February 1998.


SAT 23:30 Guy Browning's Small Talk (b0076mys)
Series 2

How to Go to a Party

"When you step into a party, everyone is locked into hugely enjoyable conversations with popular, attractive people who are waiting to hate you."

All you need to know about making merry and avoiding being 'de-mingled'.

Comedian Guy Browning continues to provide practical life-coaching in the big small challenges of life.

Producer: Jonquil Panting

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2004.


SAT 23:45 Helen Keen's It Is Rocket Science (b01hxmxk)
Series 2

Episode 2

Comic but informative look at the history of space exploration:

The role that leaps of the imagination have played in the science of rocketry, including the strange story of Russian Cosmism, and how their mission to bring back to life everyone who has ever lived produced pioneering work on multi-stage rockets

Plus the even stranger story of a plan in the 1950s for a giant spaceship capable of carrying a hundred and fifty people that could have been built using existing technology - Project Orion. There was just one snag - it was to be fuelled by nuclear bombs.

Starring:

Helen Keen
Peter Serafinowicz
Susy Kane

Written by Helen Keen and Miriam Underhill.

Producer: Gareth Edwards.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2012.



SUNDAY 07 NOVEMBER 2021

SUN 00:00 Spine Chillers (b0886z49)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 00:45 The Strange and the Sinister by William Croft Dickinson (b007jvjg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:45 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 A History of Ghosts (Omnibus) (m000p19p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:00 The Penny Dreadfuls (b00nks8c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:45 Creme de la Crime (b007jr0x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Saturday]


SUN 03:00 The Million Pound Radio Show (b008m7km)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:00 on Saturday]


SUN 03:30 Will Smith Presents the Tao of Bergerac (b007w0j4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:30 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 Ellen Dryden - The Westward Journey (b007jzmq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 Great Lives (b0924kwx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 John Connolly: Five Ghost Stories (Omnibus) (m00119bw)
Omnibus of five supernatural stories written by Dublin author, John Connolly.

*** The Erlking

A man relives childhood memories of the forest spirit who came prying at the windowpane and cast a blight upon his life.

*** Mr Pettinger's Demon

A priest investigates the incumbent at a remote parish church. Has his colleague uncovered an ancient evil?

*** Mr Gray's Folly

An unsightly building in the grounds of a country house harbours an ancient, irresistible secret.

*** The Ritual of the Bones

Scholarship boy Jenkins is intimidated by his new school's traditions. Especially one with bones in boxes.

*** Nocturne

Sounds of a piano played at night lead a father and his son into a confrontation with a malign adversary.

Read by Tony Doyle.

Producer: Lawrence Jackson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2000.


SUN 07:10 Inheritance Tracks (m0006f8y)
Greg James

BBC Radio 1 DJ Greg James selects This is The Sea by The Waterboys and Apply Some Pressure by Maximo Park.


SUN 07:20 Henry James: What Maisie Knew (Omnibus) (b0bn2411)
Following her parents' divorce, six year old Maisie finds herself at the centre of their bitter struggle.

Henry James's story about the complications of love and marriage seen through the eyes of a child.

Omnibus of five parts dramatised by Amanda Dalton.

Maisie ...... Talia Barnett
Beale Farange …… Andonis Anthony
Ida Farange …... Joanne Mitchell
Miss Overmore / Mrs Beale …… Emma Naomi
Mrs Wix …... Julie Hesmondhalgh
Henry James ...... John Lynch

Director: Nadia Molinari

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2018.


SUN 08:30 Doctor at Large (b00bfpnv)
Marriage and Surgery

Simon Sparrow must sit his surgeon's exam and get married to Wendy all in one morning.

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
Sir Lancelot Spratt …. Geoffrey Sumner
Tony Benskin …. Ray Cooney
Taffy Evans …. Edward Cast
Lord Crutchley …. Ronald Adam
Sir Mortimer Huxted …. Erik Chitty
Mother …. Madi Hedd
Taxi Driver …. Sam Kydd

Producer: David Hatch

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1969.


SUN 09:00 Life With The Lyons (m00119by)
Come To The Fair

Will Bebe ever be able to understand Ben’s love of golf? And will Ben be able to fit in a trip to the fair?

Comedy with a real-life American family - starring Bebe Daniels and Ben Lyon.

With:
Barbara Lyon
Richard Lyon
Horace Percival
Doris Rogers
Molly Weir
Hugh Morton

Written by Bebe Daniels, Bob Block and Ronnie Hanbury.

Incidental music by Arthur Wilkinson. The BBC Variety Orchestra are conducted by Paul Fenoulhet.

Producer: Tom Ronald.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in December 1953.


SUN 09:30 Reluctant Persuaders (b08ljxcc)
Series 2

Just Do It

The worst advertising agency team in London are unexpectedly in demand.

The marketing manager of nutrition company Protein Team enlists their services for a huge poster campaign, aimed at selling protein shakes to women.

Yet no sooner is their ad up - featuring a slender woman, and an even more slender bikini - than Hardacre's find themselves at the centre of a media storm over misogyny, body-shaming, and the evils of advertising.

Wracked with guilt and determined to make amends, Joe clashes with his older and more cynical creative director Rupert Hardacre and accounts manager Amanda, who are convinced that sex sells and all publicity is good publicity. But in an age of Twitter storms and third-wave feminism, are they behind the times?

Edward Rowett's award-winning sitcom.

Rupert Hardacre ...... Nigel Havers
Joe ...... Mathew Baynton
Amanda ...... Josie Lawrence
Jordan ...... Richard Goulding
Teddy ...... Kieran Hodgson
Laura ...... Olivia Nixon
Tube announcer ...... David Fairs

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


SUN 10:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m00119c0)
Novelists

Jane Gardam

From Donizetti to Maurice Ravel.

Novelist Jane Gardam shares her castaway choices with Kirsty Young.

Jane is best known for her trilogy of novels about an ex-colonial QC nicknamed Old Filth.

A writer for both adults and children, she has won two Whitbread awards, the Katherine Mansfield Award and has been shortlisted for the Booker and the Orange Prize for Fiction.

Born in 1928, she grew up in North Yorkshire where her father was a schoolmaster at a small independent boys' school. Her mother wrote sermons and was an inveterate letter-writer. After graduating, Jane had a number of literary jobs, but gave up working to raise her three young children. Although she wrote poems as a young girl, her writing career didn't begin in earnest until the day her youngest child started school when she began to write her first book.

Since then, she has published more than 30 books, including novels for children and adults as well as short stories and a non-fiction volume about the Yorkshire of her youth.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2017.


SUN 10:45 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b00l2h9p)
Series 1

Platypus

Along the soft, muddy river banks of New South Wales, the female duck-billed platypus makes a burrow to raise her family.

Not only is this the strangest of creatures, it is also one of the most tricky to film.

Series of talks by Sir David Attenborough on the natural histories of creatures and plants from around the world.

Producer: Julian Hector

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2009.


SUN 11:00 The Moth Radio Hour (m000jpcp)
Series 10

A Brave Front

True stories told live in the USA: Jay Allison introduces tales of finding inner strength in the face of unimaginable odds.

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

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

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

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

First broadcast in the USA in 2019.


SUN 11:55 Inheritance Tracks (m0006f8y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:10 today]


SUN 12:00 Poetry Extra (m00119c3)
Alfred Austin, Edmund Blunden and Charles Causley

Poet Daljit Nagra revisits the BBC's poetry archive and selects three poets this week:-

Time For Verse - Poets Laureate: Alfred Austin (1835-1913).
The series about some famous and some forgotten holders of the office, compiled and presented by Sean Street.
Readers Martin Jarvis, Adrian Cairns and David Goodland
Producer - Margaret Bradley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1987.

Three Score And Ten - Edmund Blunden presented by Ian McMillan.

First World War Poet, Edmund Blunden who battled at Ypres and The Somme, reads his own poem Concert Party from a broadcast in 1957.

Followed by Report on Experience, a powerful lyric about nation and the self being impacted on by war.
Producer - Sharon Sephton

First broadcast on Radio 3 in 2016 - with archive readings from 1957 and 1966.

Time For Verse - Charles Causley, Part 5/5
The last of five programmes in which George MacBeth interviews Charles Causley about his life and poetry.
Poems – “Dick Lander”; “Bridie Wiles“; “Eden Rock“; “Sibard’s Well“.
Reader - Michael Deacon
Producer - Alec Reid

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1988


SUN 12:30 Ability (b0b2knmp)
Series 1

Taking Advantage

Matt and Bob decide to see how far they can take advantage of Matt's disability - and attempt shoplifting.

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's 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 Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4 by Sue Townsend (Omnibus) (b097m45s)
Episode 2

Class 4D go on a school trip to the British Museum. Adrian has his tonsils out.

Sue Townsend's hilarious and heart breaking chronicle of a teenager growing up in the Midlands in the 1980s.

Read by Harry McEntire.

It's 1981 and Margaret Thatcher is in power, Britain is at war in the Falklands and teenagers are growing up in a world without mobile phones or computer games. While his parents are downstairs, drinking, smoking and arguing about their failing marriage, Adrian is upstairs in his bedroom listening to Abba, reading great works of literature, writing poems, and penning letters to the BBC.

Despite the many challenges that life throws at him - including regular beatings from the school bully, unrequited love, raging hormones, a severe case of acne and numerous rejection letters - Adrian soldiers on bravely and wins a place in our hearts with his charming naïveté.

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

A fresh serialisation made in the year that Adrian Mole himself turned 50.

Producer: Alexa Moore

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


SUN 14:10 Inheritance Tracks (b064yjqn)
Alex Polizzi

Hotelier and TV presenter Alex Polizzi chooses 'Brindisi' from La Traviata and Nina Simone's 'I Put a Spell on You'.


SUN 14:20 Fin Kennedy - On Kosovo Field (Omnibus) (b088sdwl)
Siblings Rebeka and Dardan return to Kosovo after a mass grave is discovered close to their native village.

They discover a young nation striving to forge a path for hope and reconciliation and realise that they too must journey into their past to move on.

Omnibus of five parts.

Fin Kennedy's drama inspired by PJ Harvey's notebooks, poetry and songs from her travels in Kosovo with her unreleased song demo of 'Chain of Keys' woven through.

Dardan ...... Nico Mirallegro
Rebeka ...... Michelle Keegan
Rron ...... Jon Lolis
Venera ...... Rosella
Luan ...... Nebli Basani
Bukurije ...... Edita Sllamniku
Curator ...... Sokol Cahani
Blind Man ...... Sokol Cahani
Lieutenant Zoric ...... Sokol Cahani
Ariana ...... Eri Shuka
Fisnik ...... Nikolaus Brahimllari

Songs and music composed and performed by PJ Harvey

Sound design by Steve Brooke

Director: Nadia Molinari

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2017.


SUN 15:30 Footlight Fairies (b007k2n0)
The story of Millicent Fawcett, the indomitable reformer who campaigned to remove children from the 19th century stage

Theatre critic Susannah Clapp investigates the Victorian obsession with the juveniles who played everything from fairies to oyster ghosts.

Millicent Fawcett ...... Siobhan Redmond
Rose ...... Anabel Barnston

Other parts played by Maggie Bourgein, David Drummond and Jon Glover.

Dramatist: Philip Glassborow

Based on research by Anne Varty.

Producer: Philippa Ritchie

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2004.


SUN 16:00 Drama (b09z4fys)
Spike and the Elfin Oak

Spike Milligan's madcap ventures in the mid-1960s to preserve the Elfin Oak in London's Kensington Gardens whilst also performing in the West End run of his play, The Bedsitting Room.

When theatre censors get in the way of Spike saving the elves, events threaten to spiral out of control.

David Threlfall stars in Ian Billings’ comic fantasy inspired by a true story.

Spike ….. David Threlfall
Young Spike ….. Charlie Brand
Norma Farnes ….. Kerry Gooderson
Laura ….. Rosie Boore
Síle ….. Charlotte Emmett
Mother Superior ….. Georgie Glen
Park Keeper ….. Luke Bailey
Mrs Grumples ….. Lauren Cornelius
Groodles ….. Ryan Early
Huckleberry ….. Clive Hayward
George ….. Neil McCaul
Council Boss ….. Philip Bretherton
Vandal 1 ….. Rupert Holliday Evans
Man with dog ….. Ghazanfar Hyder

Music arranged and performed by Neil Brand

Trumpet player: Peter Ringrose

Director: Gemma Jenkins

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2018.


SUN 16:45 Sheena Mackay - A Mine of Serpents (b0824r0g)
Bittersweet tale for Guy Fawkes - recalling two brothers at war, the mystical powers of Madam Alphonsine and overdosing on marshmallows....

Stephen Moore reads Shena Mackay's short story.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2011


SUN 17:00 Poetry Extra (m00119c3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 today]


SUN 17:30 Ability (b0b2knmp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 today]


SUN 18:00 H Rider-Haggard - She (b0076yzf)
Episode 1

Ludwig Holly and his ward Leo's quest for the truth behind legend of Leo's ancestry takes them to Africa.

Here they find Ayesha, 2000 years old but beautiful beyond all description, despotically ruling her secret kingdom.

Starring Tim McInnerny.

The first of two parts written by H Rider-Haggard.

Ludwig Holly ...... Tim McInnerny
Leo ...... Oliver Chris
Ayesha ...... Mia Soteriou
Job ...... Howard Coggins
Billali ...... Ben Onwukwe
Amenartas/Ustane ...... Janice Acquah
Vincey ...... Tom Sherman
Agarah ...... Damian Lynch
Young Leo ...... Oliver Baynham

Composed music by Elizabeth Purnell.

Producer: Sara Davies

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2006.


SUN 19:00 The Moth Radio Hour (m000jpcp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 19:55 Inheritance Tracks (m0006f8y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:10 today]


SUN 20:00 Drama (b09z4fys)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 today]


SUN 20:45 Sheena Mackay - A Mine of Serpents (b0824r0g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:45 today]


SUN 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m00119c0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


SUN 21:45 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b00l2h9p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today]


SUN 22:00 Ability (b0b2knmp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 today]


SUN 22:30 The Million Pound Radio Show (b008pc9t)
Series 1

Episode 3

How to be a politician - and tabloid obsessions. Andy Hamilton and Nick Revell's sharp-edged topical humour. From August 1985.


SUN 23:00 Arthur Smith's Balham Bash (b010hcwk)
Series 3

Episode 3

Arthur Smith presents comedy and music from his flat in Balham, south London.

With stand-up comedy from Sean Lock in the living room, Annette Fagon on the landing and music from Squeeze in the kitchen.

Producer Alison Vernon-Smith.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2011.


SUN 23:30 Life: An Idiot's Guide (b0436hkz)
Series 3

Multiculturalism

Comedian Stephen K Amos is joined by Stephen Grant, Nish Kumar and Andrew Maxwell to compile an idiot's guide to multiculturalism.

Produced by Colin Anderson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra in May 2014.



MONDAY 08 NOVEMBER 2021

MON 00:00 H Rider-Haggard - She (b0076yzf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4 by Sue Townsend (Omnibus) (b097m45s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:10 Inheritance Tracks (b064yjqn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:10 on Sunday]


MON 02:20 Fin Kennedy - On Kosovo Field (Omnibus) (b088sdwl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:20 on Sunday]


MON 03:30 Footlight Fairies (b007k2n0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:30 on Sunday]


MON 04:00 Drama (b09z4fys)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Sunday]


MON 04:45 Sheena Mackay - A Mine of Serpents (b0824r0g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:45 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Poetry Extra (m00119c3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 Ability (b0b2knmp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 Paul Temple (b007jpbb)
Paul Temple and the Vandyke Affair

5. Roger Shelley Makes a Suggestion

The debonair detective and his wife are in Paris, when the telephone rings with a long distance call...

Francis Durbridge's intriguing adventure for BBC Radio's smoothest investigator and his glamorous wife.

CAST:

Paul Temple …. Peter Coke
Steve …. Marjorie Westbury
Sir Graham Forbes …. Richard Williams
Inspector Eden …. Frederick Treves
Terry Palmer …. Peter Wilde
Mary Desmond …. June Tobin
Bill McCall …. John Scott
Philip Droste …. Simon Lack
Telephone Operator …. Betty Baskcomb
Louis Franz …. Rolf Lefebvre
Dr Foy …. John Graham
Roger Shelly …. Richard Hurndall

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

Producer: Martyn C. Webster

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in 1959.


MON 06:30 Death Speaks Another Language (m0011cnh)
6. Crisis Situation

The real identity of the sinister drug dealer ‘Buller’ is finally revealed.

With Hilda Kriseman and Henry Stamper.

The conclusion of Peter Ling’s drama about the narcotics trade in ‘60s Swinging London.

Buller .... Henry Stamper
Plessey .... Geoffrey Wincott
Boss .... John Gabriel
Neil Benson .... Derek Seaton
Mrs Benson .... Hilda Kriseman
Receptionist .... Frances Jeater
Syd Schumann .... Leonard Fenton
Amanda .... Margaret Wolfit
Vince McAfferty .... Kerry Francis
Night Nurse .... Kathleen Helme
Karen Engstrom .... Patricia Gallimore
Nico Gachet .... David Valla

Producer: Ronald Mason

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in August 1969.


MON 07:00 Reluctant Persuaders (b08md98w)
Series 2

Give a Man a Fish

The worst advertising agency team in London are on the lookout for a charity prepared to accept their work.

While Joe is determined to do some good in the world, Amanda and Hardacre are more interested in winning prestige and awards with a buzzy new charity campaign.

As Joe and Teddy head out into the streets and soup kitchens of London, looking for the ground level stories that make a good campaign, Amanda and Hardacre spend an evening at a fundraiser organised by Hardacre's old brother in arms Bill Lessing.

But where's he been for the last ten years? And what exactly does his charity do?

Edward Rowett's award-winning sitcom.

Rupert Hardacre ...... Nigel Havers
Joe ...... Mathew Baynton
Amanda ...... Josie Lawrence
Jordan ...... Richard Goulding
Teddy ...... Kieran Hodgson
Bill Lessing ...... Mark Evans

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


MON 07:30 The Museum of Curiosity (m00114hf)
Series 16

Episode 3

Professor of Ignorance John Lloyd and the Museum’s latest curator Holly Walsh are joined by impressionist Jon Culshaw, comedian Rosie Jones and writer Elisabeth Robinson.

Jon Culshaw shares both his favourite people to impersonate and his passion for astronomy. Rosie Jones talks about becoming Team GB’s cheerleader at the 2021 Paralympic Games and her passion for puzzles. And Elisabeth Robinson discusses what she’s learned about the creative process in Hollywood as well as her fascination with the high seas.

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

The Museum’s exhibits were catalogued by Mike Shephard, Mike Turner and Mandy Fenton and Lydia Mizon 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 (b00glrvd)
From 22/03/1971

A struggling vicar, a Welsh birthday card poet and a perplexed psychoanalyst.

A sequential entertainment for radio starring Ronnie Barker.

With Terence Brady and Pauline Yates. Pianist: Gordon Langford.

Written by Chris Allen, David Climie, Allan Scott and Chris Bryant, and Gerald Wiley.

Producer John Fawcett-Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1971.


MON 08:30 Albert and Me (b007jsm1)
Series 1

The Homecoming

Single dad Bryan gets worried when his son's mum wants to visit.

Stars Richard Beckinsale as Bryan Archer, Pat Coombs as Mum/Albert and John Comer as Dad. With Robert Gillespie as the Police Sergeant and Diana Berriman as Rose.

Written by Jim Eldridge.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in December 1977.


MON 09:00 Jest a Minute (b013f0vy)
Series 1

Episode 6

Justin Moorhouse, Greg Davies, Chris Corcoran and Lucy Porter star in Rhod Gilbert's comedy quiz. From September 2006.


MON 09:30 The Leopard in Autumn (b00761mn)
Series 1

The Pilgrim Industry

Following a fleeting visit from a cardinal, Plethora initiates plans to put Monte Guano on the pilgrimage map.

Neal Anthony's comedy drama about the chaotic lives of the ruling family of Renaissance Italy's most inconsequential city-state.

Stars David Swift as Ludovico, Sian Phillips as Plethora, Graham Crowden as Francesco, Paul Bigley as Alessandro, Saskia Wickham as Rosalie, Nick Romero as Salvatori, Christopher Kelham as Guido and Kim Wall as Brother Michael.

Producer: Helen Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2001.


MON 10:00 CP Snow - Strangers and Brothers (b017ptch)
The New Men

Lewis Eliot is involved in the power struggle between scientists and politicians during World War Two, when he oversees as a secret wartime project.

C.P. Snow's epic novel sequence about the English Establishment and Power.

CAST:

Lewis Eliot .... David Haig
Martin Eliot .... Tim McInnerny
Walter Luke .... Jeremy Swift
Irene .... Claire Skinner
David Rubin .... Rolf Saxon
Sawbridge .... Adrian Scarborough
Edgar ... Andrew Wincott
Captain Smith …. Sean Baker
Sir Hector ... John Carlisle

Dramatised by Jonathan Holloway.

Directed by Jeremy Howe and Sally Avens.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2003.


MON 11:00 TED Radio Hour (m0011cnk)
Series 8

Future Consequences

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

Guy Raz explores how, from AI to data collection, we are living in science fiction world – but at what future cost?

First broadcast in the USA on National Public Radio in 2017.


MON 11:50 Inheritance Tracks (m0011cnm)
Tez Ilyas

Comic Tez Ilyas picks ‘Mubarak Ho Tum Sabko Haj Ka Mahina’ by Shabbir Kumar and ‘The Lick Tappe’ by Surinder Rattan ft. MC Metz.


MON 12:00 Lines From My Grandfather's Forehead (b00glrvd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 Albert and Me (b007jsm1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 Paul Temple (b007jpbb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 Death Speaks Another Language (m0011cnh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 Rudolf Nureyev: The Life by Julie Kavanagh (b007yplf)
My Vagabond Soul

The celebrated dancer, born on a train in Siberia in 1938, grew up in poverty before studying ballet and scrambling to the top at the Kirov Ballet.

Read by Jamie Glover

Abridged in five-parts by Miranda Davies.

Producer: Amber Barnfather

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2007.


MON 14:15 Emily Bronte - Wuthering Heights (b0b2j3mr)
1. Earnshaw

Emily Bronte's iconic love story. Her only novel is unforgettable, full of passion and darkness. Thrilling but haunting until the very end, uniquely bound to its setting on the bleak Yorkshire moors.

Nelly Dean is the voice of normality and reason in a world of chaos, darkness and intense passion. Heathcliff and Cathy's love is the beating heart of the story, and even after Cathy's death we hear her chilling and ghostly voice.

An intensely powerful and haunting soundscape weaves around the action as the two grow from children to adults and we witness the brutal actions that lead to Heathcliff's own cruelty. Cruelty that shatters the lives of all those around him.

But even through Heathcliff's destruction there is a redemptive ending filled with such mystery and lyricism it works like a spell.

Starring Ben Batt and Chloe Pirrie.

Dramatised in ten parts by award-winning writer Rachel Joyce.

Heathcliff ...... Ben Batt
Cathy ...... Chloe Pirrie
Nelly ...... Emma Fielding
Mr Earnshaw ...... Clive Hayward
Hindley ...... Luke Bailey
Joseph ...... Philip Bretherton
Frances ...... Lauren Cornelius
Young Cathy ...... Rosie Boore
Young Heathcliff ...... Reuben Bainbridge
Edgar Linton ...... Ryan Whittle
Isabella Linton ...... Kerry Gooderson
Young Hareton ...... Ruben Cryer
Priest ...... Ryan Early

Director: Tracey Neale

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2018.


MON 14:30 The Poppy Factory (b016x22w)
Chris Ledgard explores the story of The Poppy Factory in Surrey where, for nearly ninety years, former members of the armed forces have made millions of poppies and wreaths for Remembrance Sunday.

In 1922, Major George Howson, the founder of the Disabled Society, wrote to his parents: "I have been given a cheque for £2,000 to make poppies with. It is a large responsibility and will be very difficult. If the experiment is successful it will be the start of an industry to emply 150 men. I do not think it can be a great success, but it is worth doing."

Major Howson's pessimism was short-lived. His workforce grew rapidly and, a few years later, The Poppy Factory had to move from the Old Kent Road in London to bigger premises in Richmond, Surrey. Soon, more than 350 men had jobs there.

The factory is still in the same place and still staffed by former servicemen and women and their dependents, some of whom are coping with stress disorders. We meet them and hear about the history of this remarkable institution. Millions of poppies are now made by home workers in the surrounding area, like Mr and Mrs King, all of whom have a connection with the armed services. We go out in the Poppy Van to meet the Kings who, between them, put together five thousand remembrance poppies a week, every week of the year.

We'll hear how the charity is coping with a dwindling workforce and a shift to mechanised production. Flats on the large Richmond site are now let out to provide money which is being used all over the country to help members of the armed forces find civilian work. Chris discovers how the money helped Caroline Plank, a Territorial Army Signaller with 8 months' service in Afghanistan who now lives on a houseboat on the River Avon.

Producer: Chris Ledgard

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2011.


MON 15:00 CP Snow - Strangers and Brothers (b017ptch)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 Jest a Minute (b013f0vy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 16:30 The Leopard in Autumn (b00761mn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


MON 17:00 Reluctant Persuaders (b08md98w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 17:30 The Museum of Curiosity (m00114hf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 18:00 Thou Shalt Not Suffer a Witch by Dorothy K Haynes (b0076ph0)
1. Gas

"Katherine felt tired and cold. It was only nine o'clock. The dentist entered silently, breathing an antiseptic welcome ..."

An eerie journey on the way home from the dentist. Read by Tamara Kennedy.

The Scottish author Dorothy K. Haynes (1918-1987) was a prolific writer of short stories who specialised in the supernatural and the unsettling.

The first of five readings taken from her award-winning collection, Thou Shalt Not Suffer a Witch - first published in 1949 with illustrations by Mervyn Peake.

Produced by David Jackson Young

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2004.


MON 18:15 Fresh Blood (b007k2nd)
By the Light of the Moon by Oliver Emanuel

Disillusioned poetry teacher Solomon Bailey's specially invited restaurant guest isn't what he expected.

Oliver Emanuel's dark drama with a twist…

Solomon …. Thomas
Angelica …. Tracy Wiles

Producer: Colin Guthrie

Part of a BBC Writersroom initiative to showcase dramas from writers across the country who had not yet had work broadcast on network radio.

Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in March 2006.


MON 18:30 A Good Read (b01r0gjb)
Daljit Nagra and Susan Jeffreys

Harriett Gilbert and her guests - poet, Daljit Nagra and radio critic, Susan Jeffrey - discuss their favourite books by Edna O'Brien, Margery Allingham and an anonymous author.

A Woman in Berlin (Anon)
Publisher: Little Brown

The Country Girls by Edna O'Brien
Publisher: Phoenix

Coroner's Pidgin by Margery Allingham
Publisher: Random House

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2013.


MON 19:00 Lines From My Grandfather's Forehead (b00glrvd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 Albert and Me (b007jsm1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 Paul Temple (b007jpbb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 Death Speaks Another Language (m0011cnh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 TED Radio Hour (m0011cnk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:50 Inheritance Tracks (m0011cnm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:50 today]


MON 22:00 The Museum of Curiosity (m00114hf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 Buy Me Up TV (b0094k0g)
Episode 1

Another chance to hear Buy Me Up TV.

Every shopping channel you've ever seen and every product you've never wanted.

Featuring Justin Edwards, Colin Hoult, Katherine Jakeways, Ewen Macintosh, Alex MacQueen and Greg Proops.

With special guest Eamonn Holmes.

First broadcast on Radio 4 in 2008.


MON 23:00 The Now Show (m00114v0)
Series 59

Episode 2

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches from the BBC Radio Theatre in front of a remote audience.

Joining them from a safe distance is Glenn Moore talking about returning back to the office, Daliso Chaponda on the future of the Metaverse and Stiff & Kitsch with a song about all the things we can now worry about again now the pandemic is over (kind of).

Voice Actors: Luke Kempner and Katie Norris

Producer: Pete Strauss
Production Co-Ordinator: Sarah Sharpe

BBC Studios Production


MON 23:30 Elis James's Pantheon of Heroes (b07qrrvj)
Series 4

Cities

Comedian Elis James compares Cardiff, Swansea, Newport, Bangor, St David's and St Asaph to determine which is Wales's greatest city.

With Benjamin Partridge and Nadia Kamil.

From the Glee Club, Cardiff.

Producer: Sharif Shahwan.

First broadcast on BBC Radio Wales in August 2016.



TUESDAY 09 NOVEMBER 2021

TUE 00:00 Thou Shalt Not Suffer a Witch by Dorothy K Haynes (b0076ph0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:15 Fresh Blood (b007k2nd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:15 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 A Good Read (b01r0gjb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 Paul Temple (b007jpbb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 Death Speaks Another Language (m0011cnh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 Rudolf Nureyev: The Life by Julie Kavanagh (b007yplf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:15 Emily Bronte - Wuthering Heights (b0b2j3mr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 The Poppy Factory (b016x22w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 CP Snow - Strangers and Brothers (b017ptch)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 Jest a Minute (b013f0vy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:30 The Leopard in Autumn (b00761mn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 Reluctant Persuaders (b08md98w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 The Museum of Curiosity (m00114hf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 Paul Temple (b007rfb2)
Paul Temple and the Vandyke Affair

6. Suspect Number One

A practical joke has unexpected repercussions. Meanwhile, no one admits to knowing Marian Faber.

Francis Durbridge's intriguing adventure for BBC Radio's smoothest investigator and his glamorous wife.

CAST:

Paul Temple …. Peter Coke
Steve …. Marjorie Westbury
Charlie …. James Beattie
Terry Palmer …. Peter Wilde
Bill McCall …. John Scott
Roger Shelly …. Richard Hurndall
Philip Droste …. Simon Lack
Louis Franz …. Rolf Lefebvre
Marian Faber …. Betty Hardy

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

Producer: Martyn C. Webster

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in 1959.


TUE 06:30 A Charles Paris Mystery (b01cks4f)
A Reconstructed Corpse

1. Murder

Charles takes on the role of a lookalike in a TV crime reconstruction programme.

But the case of a missing person soon turns to murder...

Bill Nighy stars as actor-cum-sleuth, Charles Paris.

Written by Jeremy Front, based on the novel by Simon Brett.

Charles Paris .... Bill Nighy
Frances .... Suzanne Burden
Maurice .... Jon Glover
Angie .... Alex Rivers
Rob Garston .... Adam Billington
Chloe Earnshaw .... Francine Chamberlain
Greg Marchmont .... Carl Prekopp
Superintendent Sorsby .... Gerard McDermott
Zoe/Receptionist .... Jane Whittenshaw
Actor/PC/Steward .... Rikki Lawton

Director: Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2012.


TUE 07:00 Polyoaks (b08xcvqd)
Series 5

The Last of the Single-Handers

As Bristol's most challenged NHS surgery reels from one crisis to another, there are questions to be asked about health and safety, funding, complaints procedures, patient numbers, secure record keeping and the sheer number of patients who will insist on getting ill. Guest starring Monica Dolan as the last of the single-handers.

Escaping the chaos of his understaffed surgery, Dr Roy (Nigel Planer) goes for dinner with an old flame, who runs a single-handed practice somewhere on the Downs, and he dreams mistily of life as a solo GP. Back at Polyoaks, the patients are spilling out into the car park as increasingly desperate practice manager Nurse Monica (Polly Frame) struggles to persuade the doctors to cut appointment times.

Her cause is a forlorn one, as Dr Jeremy has been seconded to A&E, because of the pressure on hospital emergency departments, and Dr Hugh (Simon Greenall) is increasingly preoccupied with NHS politics.

Dr Hugh Thornton …… Simon Greenall
Dr Roy Thornton .….. Nigel Planer
Nurse Monica ..…. Polly Frame
Dr Margaret …... Monica Dolan
Rory …… Lewis Hurst

Written by Dr Phil Hammond and Mr David Spicer
Directed by Frank Stirling
A 7digital production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in July 2017.


TUE 07:30 Daliso Chaponda: Citizen of Nowhere (m00114c9)
Series 3

Change

Episode 4 ‘Change’

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 first episode of the new series, through comedy routines and guest interviews, Daliso will be tackling the subject of ‘Change’.

Performer… Daliso Chaponda
Writer… Daliso Chaponda
Guest… Sibusiso Mamba
Additional Material… Scott Bennett

Production Coordinator... Mabel Wright
Producer… Carl Cooper

Theme tune - 'Timalira' by Lawi

This is a BBC Studios Production.


TUE 08:00 Round the Horne (b007jrw6)
Series 2

Episode 8

Kenneth Horne is on the mystery trail of a giant mouse - and down the end of the pier, it's the amazing Gruntfuttock and Julian and Sandy being telepathic.

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 May 1966.


TUE 08:30 Winston (b007tzt5)
Winston in Europe

An Educated Woman

The family arrive in France and Father feels homesick. Winston talks of Flaubert, Baudelaire and Renoir leaving Nancy feeling baffled...

Peter Tinniswood's bawdy six-part comedy serial stars:

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

Director: Shaun MacLoughlin.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1992.


TUE 09:00 The Now Show (m00114v0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:30 Do Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me (b0076hfh)
Series 1

Round Midnight

When an old musician friend turns up after 40 years abroad, Roy begins to smell a rat. Stars Ram Jam Holder. From October 2003.


TUE 10:00 CP Snow - Strangers and Brothers (b017pwt0)
Homecomings

As the Cold War intensifies, a spy appears to be at large within Britain's nuclear research programme.

C.P. Snow's epic novel sequence about the English Establishment and Power.

CAST:

Lewis Eliot .... David Haig
Martin Eliot .... Tim McInnerny
Walter Luke …. Jeremy Swift
Magaret Davidson .... Juliet Aubrey
Sawbridge …. Adrian Scarborough
Captain Smith .... Sean Baker
Sir Thomas Beville …. Rober Laing
Austin Davidson …. David Collings
Sir Hector Rose …. John Carlisle
Captain Smith …. Sean Baker

Dramatised by Jonathan Holloway.

Directed by Jeremy Howe and Sally Avens.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2003.


TUE 11:00 Archive on 4 (b0075qwl)
Alistair Cooke's Century

A portrait of the 20th century as viewed through the eyes of one of the world's greatest broadcasters.

Combining extracts from the 2,654 editions of Cooke's Letters from America (Radio 4) and reflections from Cooke today, the programme follows the key elements of what is often referred to as the American century.

Biographer Nick Clarke joins Alistair Cooke to listen to some of the gems from his career as one of Britain's best loved broadcasters, talking about the differences between UK and US English, Bobby Kennedy's assassination and golf, among other things.

Produced by Tony Grant.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1999.


TUE 12:00 Round the Horne (b007jrw6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 Winston (b007tzt5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 Paul Temple (b007rfb2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 A Charles Paris Mystery (b01cks4f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 Rudolf Nureyev: The Life by Julie Kavanagh (b007ypl9)
Six Steps Exactly

On tour in Paris, celebrated dancer Rudolf Nureyev walks up to two policemen and freedom in the West.

Read by Jamie Glover.

Abridged by Miranda Davies.

Producer: Amber Barnfather

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2007.


TUE 14:15 Emily Bronte - Wuthering Heights (b0b2jdxn)
2. Edgar

Emily Bronte's iconic love story. Her only novel is unforgettable, full of passion and darkness. Thrilling but haunting until the very end, uniquely bound to its setting on the bleak Yorkshire moors.

Nelly Dean is the voice of normality and reason in a world of chaos, darkness and intense passion. Heathcliff and Cathy's love is the beating heart of the story, and even after Cathy's death we hear her chilling and ghostly voice.

An intensely powerful and haunting soundscape weaves around the action as the two grow from children to adults and we witness the brutal actions that lead to Heathcliff's own cruelty. Cruelty that shatters the lives of all those around him.

But even through Heathcliff's destruction there is a redemptive ending filled with such mystery and lyricism it works like a spell.

In this episode, following Mr Earnshaw's death, Hindley has become master of Wuthering Heights. His cruelty to Heathcliff intensifies and he tells the young boy he is no longer part of the family.

Starring Ben Batt and Chloe Pirrie.

Dramatised in ten parts by award-winning writer Rachel Joyce.

Heathcliff ...... Ben Batt
Cathy ...... Chloe Pirrie

Produced and directed by Tracey Neale.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2018.


TUE 14:30 The Unsettled Dust: The Strange Stories Of Robert Aickman (b0184v2s)
Screenwriter Jeremy Dyson praises the supernatural stories of British author and conservationist Robert Aickman and argues they should receive greater recognition for their contribution to literature.

Robert Aickman was the grandson of the prolific Victorian novelist Richard Marsh whose occult thriller The Beetle (1897) was in its time as popular as Bram Stoker's Dracula.

Aickman is best remembered today for co-founding the Inland Waterways Association, but his Grandfather's work influenced him to write around fifty so called "strange" stories involving the supernatural and macabre over a thirty year period starting in the late forties.

In recent years League of Gentlemen writer Dyson has adapted Aickman's work into various forms of Drama including the BBC Radio Four play 'Ringing the Changes'.

By speaking with fans of Aickman and introducing students to his work for the first time, Dyson argues that Aickman's literary gifts have been undervalued and during his lifetime he should have received greater critical acclaim.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2011.


TUE 15:00 CP Snow - Strangers and Brothers (b017pwt0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 Elephant in the Room (m0006sfd)
Series 1

Episode 4

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 Lucy Beaumont, Annabel Giles, Evelyn Mok and Toby Hadoke.

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 (b0076hfh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


TUE 17:00 Polyoaks (b08xcvqd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 17:30 Daliso Chaponda: Citizen of Nowhere (m00114c9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 18:00 Thou Shalt Not Suffer a Witch by Dorothy K Haynes (b0076phk)
2. The Gay Goshawk

An injured knight hopes for help from his trained hawk.

Read by Finlay Welsh.

The Scottish author Dorothy K. Haynes (1918-1987) was a prolific writer of short stories who specialised in the supernatural and the unsettling.

The first of five readings taken from her award-winning collection, Thou Shalt Not Suffer a Witch - first published in 1949 with illustrations by Mervyn Peake.

Produced by David Jackson Young.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2004.


TUE 18:15 Fresh Blood (b007k2p7)
Falling to Pieces by Sue Nelson

Mel's got man trouble and she's starting to fall apart at the seams – literally…

Sue Nelson's dark drama.

Mel …. Emily Wachter
Kate …. Tracy Wiles
Pete …. Kim Wall

Producer: Paul Arnold

Part of a BBC Writersroom initiative to showcase dramas from writers across the country who had not yet had work broadcast on network radio.

Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in April 2006.


TUE 18:30 Soul Music (b0375qt8)
Series 16

Don't Leave Me This Way

Don't Leave Me This Way was written in the early 1970s by songwriters Huff, Gamble and Gilbert who were the composers behind the famous black American Philadelphia Sound. It was first performed by Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes, featuring Teddy Pendergrass on lead vocals, and later became a hit for Thelma Houston and the Communards. As the title suggests, the song is all about longing, yearning and loss.

Remarkable stories in this edition of Soul Music reflect the pain expressed in this soul classic, including one told by Dr Dan Gottlieb, a quadriplegic therapist who befriended Teddy Pendergrass after he became paralysed in a car accident. Sharon Wachsler recalls dancing to the version made famous by The Communards in 1986 before a devastating illness left her housebound and reliant on her beloved service dog Gadget, who gave her a reason to keep going. When he died, the song was the only way she could express her grief over his loss.

The Reverend Richard Coles, formerly of The Communards, talks about the significance of Don't Leave Me This Way as a dancefloor anthem for young gay men in the 1980s that was later to become associated with the AIDS epidemic that took so many of their lives.

Producer: Maggie Ayre

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2013.


TUE 19:00 Round the Horne (b007jrw6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 Winston (b007tzt5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 Paul Temple (b007rfb2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 A Charles Paris Mystery (b01cks4f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 Archive on 4 (b0075qwl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 22:00 Daliso Chaponda: Citizen of Nowhere (m00114c9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 Fabulous (b00dy23d)
Series 2

Episode 1

Faye is anxious.

She knows that today's women are Fabulous; they have it all, the job, the house, the colour co-ordinated capsule wardrobe and they cope with the pressures modern life brings effortlessly, with nothing more than a copy of Prima and a poem by Pam Ayres to guide them.

So why can't she pull it off? With the builders in to build her a brand new kitchen and an award ceremony to go to, life should be glorious...

Starring Daisy Haggard with Katy Brand, Stephen Critchlow, Justin Edwards, Mel Hudson, Joanna Neary, John Rowe, Jo Scanlan, Dan Starkey and Ann Reid

Written by Lucy Clarke

Music by Osymyso

Producer: Simon Nicholls

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2008.


TUE 23:00 Will Smith Presents the Tao of Bergerac (b007vl20)
3. Romance

Jersey-born comedian Will Smith continues his obsession with 1980s BBC TV detective series Bergerac.

He's using an audio book of its star, John Nettles, reading the Tao, to navigate the minefield of his life, with the help of a special guest.

Now Will is exploring his bad luck with romance.

With Amelia Bullmore, John Nettles, Dan Tetsell, Olivia Poulet and Tara Blaise.

Written by Will Smith and Roger Drew.

Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2007.


TUE 23:30 Hamish and Dougal: You'll Have Had Your Tea (b0076zx3)
Series 3

There's Something About Mrs Naughtie

Mrs Naughtie comes into a large inheritance from her mysterious Uncle Nab and attracts the not altogether unwelcome advances of Hamish, Dougal and the Laird.

Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden star as the two Scotsmen famed for their appearances on BBC Radio’s I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue.

With Alison Steadman as their cleaning-lady-cum-housekeeper, Mrs Naughtie, and Jeremy Hardy as the local Laird.

Producer: Jon Naismith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2006.


TUE 23:45 Quando, Quando, Quando (b007ym3m)
The Nits

The Quando brothers' hair salon is inundated with children wanting their haircut before the start of the school-term.

But one of them is accompanied by nits and the result is itchy mayhem...

Brothers Rene, Carlo and Charlie Quando chop, snip and crimp their lucky clients into shape at London's finest hair salon.

Six-part comedy written and performed by Rainer Hersch and Mark Maie. With Stephen Greif and Catherine Tate.

Producer: Claire Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1999.



WEDNESDAY 10 NOVEMBER 2021

WED 00:00 Thou Shalt Not Suffer a Witch by Dorothy K Haynes (b0076phk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:15 Fresh Blood (b007k2p7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:15 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 Soul Music (b0375qt8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 Paul Temple (b007rfb2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 A Charles Paris Mystery (b01cks4f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 Rudolf Nureyev: The Life by Julie Kavanagh (b007ypl9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday]


WED 02:15 Emily Bronte - Wuthering Heights (b0b2jdxn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Tuesday]


WED 02:30 The Unsettled Dust: The Strange Stories Of Robert Aickman (b0184v2s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 CP Snow - Strangers and Brothers (b017pwt0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 Elephant in the Room (m0006sfd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:30 Do Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me (b0076hfh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 Polyoaks (b08xcvqd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 Daliso Chaponda: Citizen of Nowhere (m00114c9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 Paul Temple (b007rgr1)
Paul Temple and the Vandyke Affair

7. Steve Entertains

The debonair detective tries to send his wife Steve away, for fear that reprisals are on their way.

Francis Durbridge's intriguing adventure for BBC Radio's smoothest investigator and his glamorous wife.

CAST:

Paul Temple …. Peter Coke
Steve …. Marjorie Westbury
Sir Graham Forbes …. Richard Williams
Charlie …. James Beattie
Inspector Eden …. Frederick Treves
Terry Palmer …. Peter Wilde
Mary Desmond …. June Tobin
Bill McCall …. John Scott
Roger Shelly …. Richard Hurndall
Marian Faber …. Betty Hardy
Nurse …. Sheila Grant
Sergeant Wrighton/Man …. Hugh Manning

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

Producer: Martyn C. Webster

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in 1959.


WED 06:30 A Charles Paris Mystery (b01cwvp3)
A Reconstructed Corpse

2. Unwelcome Surprise

Charles discovers bitter rivalries amongst the police investigating the murder of a property developer, Martin Earnshaw.

And an unwelcome surprise awaits when he attempts to celebrate his wedding anniversary with Frances.

Bill Nighy stars as actor-cum-sleuth, Charles Paris.

Written by Jeremy Front, based on the novel by Simon Brett.

Charles Paris .... Bill Nighy
Frances .... Suzanne Burden
Maurice .... Jon Glover
Juliet .... Tilly Gaunt
Miles .... Thomas Arnold
Angie .... Alex Rivers
Rob Garston .... Adam Billington
Chloe Earnshaw .... Francine Chamberlain
Greg Marchmont .... Carl Prekopp
Superintendent Sorsby .... Gerard McDermott
Police Constable .... Christopher Webster
Barmaid .... Victoria Inez Hardy

Director: Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2012.


WED 07:00 Can't Tell Nathan Caton Nothing (b04kf9mg)
Series 3

About Maturity

Nathan decides to prove how mature he is in order to win back the girl that rejected him.

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

Can't Tell Nathan Caton Nothing is a series about 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.'

Each episode illustrates the criticism, interference and rollercoaster ride that Nathan endures from his disapproving family as he tries to prove himself.

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?!

Nathan ...... Nathan Caton
Grandma ...... Mona Hammond
Mum ...... Adjoa Andoh
Dad ...... Curtis Walker
Tyree ...... Alhaji Fofano
Nisha ...... Chizzy Akudolu
Reverend Williams ...... Don Gilet
Ambrose (Boss) ...... Damian Lynch

Producer: Katie Tyrrell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2014.


WED 07:30 The Cold Swedish Winter (m0001cbh)
Series 4

Work

The fourth series of Danny Robins’ sitcom continues with fish-out-of-water Geoff, probably a herring, trying to acclimatise to his new life in Sweden.

So far, it is going well. He has married his Swedish girlfriend Linda (Sissela Benn), they have a baby John, Geoff is usually on civil terms with his Swedish in-laws, and he is now a fully-fledged Swedish citizen himself – at least, technically. But Geoff is still confused, entranced or infuriated by the unexpectedly Scandinavian on a daily basis. This year, Geoff has to learn about conflicting attitudes towards health and safety, the appropriate gender for a witch and how to get ahead on the Swedish comedy circuit.

We catch up with Geoff (Adam Riches) and Linda as the generous period of Swedish paternity leave comes to end. Little John is starting at nursery school and it’s time for Geoff to launch himself onto the job market. When he finally lands a full time job, he finds himself working alongside his mother-in-law Gunilla (Anna-Lena Bergelin). This may be a challenge - until they find a mutual affinity for whisky, white water canoeing and the strange workplace tradition of "kicking off".

Cast
Geoff: Adam Riches
Linda: Sissela Benn
Gunilla: Anna-Lena Bergelin
Sten: Thomas Oredsson
Jonas: Kristoffer Appelquist
Ahmed: Mohamed Said
Carola: Johanna Wagrell
Mattias: Thomas Eriksson
John: Harry Nicolaou

Written by Danny Robins
Produced and directed by Frank Stirling
A 7digital production for BBC Radio 4


WED 08:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007n162)
Series 4

Anna and the King of Siam

The 1956 musical film release of 'The King and I' inspires the Lad's own unmusical and argumentative version.

Starring Tony Hancock.

With Sidney James, Bill Kerr, Kenneth Williams and Hattie Jacques.

Audio recovered in the BBC Archive Treasure Hunt.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

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

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in November 1956.


WED 08:30 No Commitments (b00st9xc)
Series 4

Educated Guesswork

Victoria and Roger are in crisis when Emily announces that she's not going to university. Stars Nicola Pagett. From July 1996.


WED 09:00 Listomania (b09xk5rb)
Series 1

Episode 1

Susan Calman hosts the series exploring the world of the list – from the magnificent to the mundane – from the humble 'to do' list to the bucket list and many more...

With Katherine Ryan, Dane Baptiste, Elis James and Aisling Bea.

Written by James Kettle and Gráinne Maguire with Max Davis and Gabby Hutchinson Crouch.

Producer: Sam Bryant

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 2015


WED 09:30 Smelling of Roses (b00dpspn)
Series 3

The Queen of Song

A showcase concert for a local diva turns into a headache for organiser Rosie Burns.

Rosie is asked to arrange a showcase concert for a new potential rival to Celine Dion.

The girl has plenty of money, but what about talent?

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
Cath Unger ..... Felicity Goodson
Terry ..... Colin Sell

Producer: Maria Esposito

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2002.


WED 10:00 CP Snow - Strangers and Brothers (b017sl4r)
The Affair

Back in Cambridge, a scandal threatens the reputation of Lewis Eliot's old college and his best friend.

C.P. Snow's epic novel sequence about the English Establishment and Power.

CAST:

Lewis Eliot …. David Haig
Martin Eliot .... Tim McInnerny
Nightingale .... Jeremy Child
Crawford .... Hugh Quarshie
Jago .... Sean Barrett
Winslow .... Clive Merrison
Nightingale …. Jeremy Child
Dawson Hill .... Peter Blythe
Skeffington …. David Acton
Francis Getliffe …. Geoffrey Whitehead
Brown .... Jonathan Coy
Donald Howard …. David Tennant

Dramatised by Jonathan Holloway.

Directed by Jeremy Howe and Sally Avens.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2003.


WED 11:00 Down By The River (m0011cnd)
2. Downstream

From the squelchy trickle at the source of the Tyne, to the vast expanse of the Severn estuary, follow the writer Laura Barton as she explores the rivers of Britain to discover how they've shaped our stories and lives. Through the BBC Radio archives, and brand new interviews, she will follow these rivers closely to hear the tales they share.

Presenter: Laura Barton

Producer: Luke Doran

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra and first broadcast in June 2020 as part of a three-hour showcase.


WED 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007n162)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 No Commitments (b00st9xc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 Paul Temple (b007rgr1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 A Charles Paris Mystery (b01cwvp3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 Rudolf Nureyev: The Life by Julie Kavanagh (b007yplb)
We Became One Body, One Soul

Director Ninette de Valois pairs Rudolf Nureyev with Margot Fonteyn.

Read by Jamie Glover.

Abridged by Miranda Davies.

Producer: Amber Barnfather

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2007.


WED 14:15 Emily Bronte - Wuthering Heights (b0b2knmk)
3. Hareton

Emily Bronte's iconic love story. Her only novel is unforgettable, full of passion and darkness. Thrilling but haunting until the very end, uniquely bound to its setting on the bleak Yorkshire moors.

Nelly Dean is the voice of normality and reason in a world of chaos, darkness and intense passion. Heathcliff and Cathy's love is the beating heart of the story, and even after Cathy's death we hear her chilling and ghostly voice.

An intensely powerful and haunting soundscape weaves around the action as the two grow from children to adults and we witness the brutal actions that lead to Heathcliff's own cruelty. Cruelty that shatters the lives of all those around him.

But even through Heathcliff's destruction there is a redemptive ending filled with such mystery and lyricism it works like a spell.

In this episode, after hearing devastating news Heathcliff runs from Wuthering Heights. Cathy desperately searches for him on the moors but unable to find him, she makes a decision that will change her life for ever.

Starring Ben Batt and Chloe Pirrie.

Dramatised in ten parts by award-winning writer Rachel Joyce.

Heathcliff ...... Ben Batt
Cathy ...... Chloe Pirrie

Produced and directed by Tracey Neale.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2018.


WED 14:30 Travelling the Spaceways: The Cult of Sun Ra (b046nvxs)
Jez Nelson explores the life of Sun Ra - the renowned jazz composer, bandleader and pianist born in 1914.

Sun Ra was the first black avant-garde musician, paving the way for Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane and Archie Shepp. He set up his own record label before independent labels existed, and was one of the first to use synthesizers in his music. He also commanded a unique and, some would say, unhealthy dedication from his band. They lived in his house and eschewed sex, drugs and even sleep in the pursuit of a higher cause - music.

Two decades after his death, Sun Ra continues to inspire a dedicated following. His original band, the Arkestra, regularly sell-out European concert halls, there are numerous tribute bands around the World and even an annual Italian music festival exclusively devoted to him. So why does he continue to hold this cult status?

Revisiting an intriguing interview he gave shortly before he died, and with new interviews with band members and Sun Ra obsessives, Jez Nelson asks whether, a century on from his birth, we are any better placed to understand Sun Ra's message.

Contributors include Gilles Peterson, Marshall Allen, John Sinclair and Jerry Dammers.

Photo credit: Phil Levine

Producer: Joby Waldman

A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in June 2014.


WED 15:00 CP Snow - Strangers and Brothers (b017sl4r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 Listomania (b09xk5rb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


WED 16:30 Smelling of Roses (b00dpspn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


WED 17:00 Can't Tell Nathan Caton Nothing (b04kf9mg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 17:30 The Cold Swedish Winter (m0001cbh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 18:00 Thou Shalt Not Suffer a Witch by Dorothy K Haynes (b0076pj7)
3. Pentecost - a Flashback

A prayer meeting in wartime Glasgow is rudely interrupted, and the life of the hall caretaker is changed forever.

Read by Tamara Kennedy.

The Scottish author Dorothy K. Haynes (1918-1987) was a prolific writer of short stories who specialised in the supernatural and the unsettling.

The first of five readings taken from her award-winning collection, Thou Shalt Not Suffer a Witch - first published in 1949 with illustrations by Mervyn Peake.

Produced by David Jackson Young.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2004.


WED 18:15 Fresh Blood (b0089b39)
Inner Critic by Jules Horne

A spiteful voice in Danni's ear is crushing her spirit. Can she rid herself of it?

Jules Horne's psychological drama.

Danni …. Vicki Liddelle
Inner Critic …. Jenny Ryan
Dr Graham …. Iain Agnew
Simon Cadogan …. Mark McDonnell

Producer: David Ian Neville

Part of a BBC Writersroom initiative to showcase dramas from writers across the country who had not yet had work broadcast on network radio.

Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in April 2006.


WED 18:30 Short Cuts (m000jmt9)
Kids

Josie Long presents short documentaries and audio adventures with and about kids. Exploring the world through the eyes of a little boy, beauty pageants for children, a weather forecast takeover and finding a newborn on the subway.

Let’s Get Lost Together
Featuring Eligh Moon
Produced by Sara Brooke Curtis

Beauty Queen Dropout
Featuring Samara Addai
Produced by Deborah Shorinde

The Random Weather Report
Featuring Niamh and Tommy
Produced by Chris Attaway
Originally produced for Audio Playground
audioplayground.xyz

Bundle on the Subway
Featuring Pete Mercurio and Danny Stewart

Produced by Andrea Rangecroft

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


WED 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007n162)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 No Commitments (b00st9xc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 Paul Temple (b007rgr1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 A Charles Paris Mystery (b01cwvp3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 Down By The River (m0011cnd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 22:00 The Cold Swedish Winter (m0001cbh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 Les Kelly's Britain (b01753jn)
Episode 2

Les Kelly hosts a magazine show from hell. Les is a cross between Jeremy Kyle and a slap in the face. He claims this is the only radio show for 'normal, decent people'.

Les meets Britain's first firm of emergency yodelers, a woman whose claim to fame is that she can walk backwards, and a man with such an embarrassing medical condition that Les refuses to have him on the show.

Starring Kevin Bishop as Les Kelly.

With:
Alan Francis
Pippa Evans
Laurence Howarth
Anthony Spargo

Written by Bill Dare and Julian Dutton.

Producer Bill Dare.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2011.


WED 23:00 Bleak Expectations (b00w2282)
Series 4

A Wretched Life Made Much, Much Sadder

After an embarrassing disaster involving a bridge and a train full of puppies and orphans Pip and Harry travel to America on the SS Massive Britain, where Pip begins a reading tour.

But all is not as it seems and Mister Benevolent lures our hero into a gunfight at the "All Right I Suppose Corral"

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 (b0bbrdx9)
Series 5

With sleepover guest Jane Horrocks

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 with a dozy vengeance. Recorded in the dark and in real beds, tonight BAFTA-winning actor Jane Horrocks sleeps over on the pull out bed and discusses the curse of a happy childhood and David Bowie - and also does her impression of a neighing horse that once brought unwanted attention from a stallion.

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

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

"You'll with 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

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


WED 23:45 Roger McGough's Other Half (b04ykdyj)
Kids, eh?

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 Roger's 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 11 NOVEMBER 2021

THU 00:00 Thou Shalt Not Suffer a Witch by Dorothy K Haynes (b0076pj7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:15 Fresh Blood (b0089b39)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:15 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 Short Cuts (m000jmt9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 Paul Temple (b007rgr1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 A Charles Paris Mystery (b01cwvp3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 Rudolf Nureyev: The Life by Julie Kavanagh (b007yplb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:15 Emily Bronte - Wuthering Heights (b0b2knmk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 Travelling the Spaceways: The Cult of Sun Ra (b046nvxs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 CP Snow - Strangers and Brothers (b017sl4r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 Listomania (b09xk5rb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:30 Smelling of Roses (b00dpspn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 Can't Tell Nathan Caton Nothing (b04kf9mg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 The Cold Swedish Winter (m0001cbh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 Paul Temple (b007rj64)
Paul Temple and the Vandyke Affair

8. Presenting Mr Vandyke

The suave sleuth throws a party and invites all the suspects, but can he finally unmask the culprit?

The conclusion of Francis Durbridge's intriguing adventure for BBC Radio's smoothest investigator and his glamorous wife.

CAST:

Paul Temple …. Peter Coke
Steve …. Marjorie Westbury
Sir Graham Forbes …. Richard Williams
Terry Palmer …. Peter Wilde
Charlie …. James Beattie
Bill McCall …. John Scott
Philip Droste …. Simon Lack
Roger Shelly …. Richard Hurndall
Marian Faber …. Betty Hardy

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

Producer: Martyn C. Webster

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in 1959.


THU 06:30 A Charles Paris Mystery (b01d5p72)
A Reconstructed Corpse

3. Discovery

Another severed limb turns up.

Actor-cum-sleuth Charles enlists long-suffering Frances' help to solve the mystery of to whom it belongs.

Bill Nighy stars as actor-cum-sleuth, Charles Paris.

Written by Jeremy Front - based on Simon Brett's novel.

Charles Paris .... Bill Nighy
Frances .... Suzanne Burden
Maurice .... Jon Glover
Rob Garston .... Adam Billington
Superintendent Sorsby .... Gerard McDermott
Sergeant .... Simon Bubb
Sam Noakes .... Adjoa Andoh

Director: Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2012.


THU 07:00 ReincarNathan (m0002c31)
Series 1

Shrimp

Nathan didn't really nail life the first time round, so he's been reincarnated and given a second chance. This week he's a shrimp in a rockpool in Scarborough.

Diane Morgan and Daniel Rigby star in a comedy about the afterlife, with special guest stars Miles Jupp and Jon Culshaw.

A Talkback production for BBC Radio 4

Diane Morgan - Jenny
Daniel Rigby - Nathan
Tom Craine - Shrimp 4, Minstrel
Amy-Beth Hayes - Shrimp 1
Miles Jupp - King Harold
Henry Paker - Crab
Freya Parker - Electronic Voice
And featuring Jon Culshaw as the voice of Rick Stein

Writers: Tom Craine and Henry Paker

Producers: Harriet Jaine and Jonno Richards

Music Composed by: Phil Lepherd

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2019.


THU 07:30 The Break (m000ktxm)
Series 3

6. Fly Flamford

Jeff (Philip Jackson) and Andy (James Northcote) are awaiting their departure from Winifred Holtby International Airport, formerly RAF Flamford Heath, with a major repurposing in the 90s as Flamin’ Wheels Go-Kart Centre.

They’ve taken advantage of The Flamford Bugle’s 2-for-1 ticket offer to mark the “exciting new route” to Rome-Maremma by low budget airline AlexAir.

They’re soon joined by Fish Shop Frank (Mark Benton), Copper Kettle proprietor and nervous flyer Joyce Rickles (Alison Steadman) and Flamford’s Number One aged curmudgeon, Mr Truepenny (Rasmus Hardiker) - all of them with an eye for a bargain and all of them fellow 2-for-1 ticketeers.

Frank has already started on the pints (“What? I’m on holiday”), Joyce has been on a Flying-With-Confidence course (“My mantra is ‘Turnips’”) and Mr Truepenny is behaving more oddly than normal (“I dropped an E earlier and I think it’s kicking in”). They soon find cheapest is not always best.

As the flight delays mount, so tempers rise and questions are asked. When’s the plane leaving? What is Frank’s secret? Who is Simon? And why does WH Smith sell water in litre bottles which you cannot possibly finish before you reach the security gate?

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 (b007jpbr)
Series 8

Episode 9

After nine weeks on air, Radio Prune is celebrates its centenary - plus honeymoon horror!

Starring Tim Brooke-Taylor, John Cleese, 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 Graeme Garden, Bill Oddie, Liam Cohen and Dave Lee.

Producer: David Hatch/Peter Titheradge

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 2 in April 1970.


THU 08:30 King Street Junior (b007jm9v)
Series 4

4. Fund-raising

The school's staff exercise their entrepreneurial skills, while Mr Sims alarms his colleagues.

Jim Eldridge’s gentle drama about the staff and students of the fictitious King Street Junior School.

CAST:

Mr Long …. Paul Copley
Philip Sims …. Karl Howman
Mr Beeston, the Headmaster …. James Grout
Mr Holliday, the Deputy Head …. Tom Watson
Mrs Stone, the School Secretary …. Margaret John
Mrs Patterson …. Deidre Costello
Miss Lewis …. Marlene Sidaway
Jignesh …. Adam Phillips
Adam/Tony …. Nicholas Gatt
Razia …. Alex Kind

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1989.


THU 09:00 The Unbelievable Truth (b096h777)
Series 19

Episode 1

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

Richard Osman, Arthur Smith, Lou Sanders and Phil Wang are the panellists obliged to talk with deliberate inaccuracy on subjects as varied as dolphins, cows, Arnold Schwarzenegger and students.

Produced by Jon Naismith
A Random Entertainment production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in October 2017.


THU 09:30 An Actor's Life for Me (b008gbwy)
Series 2

Heart Throbs

At last, Robert’s up for a part. He’s about to play opposite Kim Basinger.

Will he let it go to his head? What do you think?

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

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

With:
Sally Grace
Jane Slavin
Michael Fenton Stevens

Producer: Paul Spencer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in February 1990.


THU 10:00 CP Snow - Strangers and Brothers (b017srv7)
The Corridors of Power

Post-war politics throws up surprises for Lewis Eliot, as a rising star enlists his help.

C.P. Snow's epic novel sequence about the English Establishment and Power.

CAST:

Lewis Eliot …. David Haig
Roger Quaife …. Iain Glen
Margaret Eliot .... Juliet Aubrey
Lord Collingwood …. Ronald Pickup
Caro Quaife …. Julia Watson
Lord Gilbey .... John Woodvine
Walter Luke .... Jeremy Swift
David Rubin .... Rolf Saxon
Diana Skidmore .... Avril Clark
Phillips .... Richard Firth
Francis Getliffe …. Geoffrey Whiteheasb
Obaldiston ... David Leonard
Sir Hector Rose .... John Carlisle
Brodzinski …. Christopher Rozycki

Dramatised by Jonathan Holloway.

Directed by Jeremy Howe and Sally Avens.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2003.


THU 11:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m00119c0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


THU 11:45 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b00l2h9p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]


THU 12:00 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b007jpbr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 King Street Junior (b007jm9v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 Paul Temple (b007rj64)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 A Charles Paris Mystery (b01d5p72)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 Rudolf Nureyev: The Life by Julie Kavanagh (b007yplc)
The Purest and the Dirtiest

Rudolf Nureyev creates a dark, complicated ballet based on a poem by Lord Byron.

Read by Jamie Glover

Abridged by Miranda Davies.

Producer: Amber Barnfather

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2007.


THU 14:15 Emily Bronte - Wuthering Heights (b0b2m5yg)
4. Cathy

Emily Bronte's iconic love story. Her only novel is unforgettable, full of passion and darkness. Thrilling but haunting until the very end, uniquely bound to its setting on the bleak Yorkshire moors.

Nelly Dean is the voice of normality and reason in a world of chaos, darkness and intense passion. Heathcliff and Cathy's love is the beating heart of the story, and even after Cathy's death we hear her chilling and ghostly voice.

An intensely powerful and haunting soundscape weaves around the action as the two grow from children to adults and we witness the brutal actions that lead to Heathcliff's own cruelty. Cruelty that shatters the lives of all those around him.

But even through Heathcliff's destruction there is a redemptive ending filled with such mystery and lyricism it works like a spell.

In this episode, Heathcliff has returned to the Heights and for Nelly it feels like an evil beast is prowling, waiting his time to destroy. Should Nelly warn Cathy of the danger ahead?

Starring Ben Batt and Chloe Pirrie.

Dramatised in ten parts by award-winning writer Rachel Joyce.

Heathcliff ...... Ben Batt
Cathy ...... Chloe Pirrie
Nelly ...... Emma Fielding

Produced and directed by Tracey Neale.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2018.


THU 14:30 Midwives to Be (b04vf6z9)
It's one of the most popular degree courses in the country. If you've managed to secure a place at King's College London to study midwifery, you've beaten 17 other applicants to secure the place.

In September 2014, Sarah Taylor followed the new intake of BSc Midwifery students studying at King's College London. Less than half of them are straight from school, some arrive on the course having already studied something completely different. Other members have finally got a place to study midwifery after doing their time as Health Care Assistants and studying via the access course route.

It's a really diverse student group and of the 99 student midwives, just one is male. The students share their stories of what motivated them to apply for the course, how hard it was to get on and how they are coping with the first term. It's an intense student experience - twelve hour shifts in hospital alongside lots of lectures to help them get up to speed with everything they need to know to support women in labour.

Presented and produced by Sarah Taylor

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2014.


THU 15:00 CP Snow - Strangers and Brothers (b017srv7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 The Unbelievable Truth (b096h777)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


THU 16:30 An Actor's Life for Me (b008gbwy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


THU 17:00 ReincarNathan (m0002c31)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 17:30 The Break (m000ktxm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 18:00 Thou Shalt Not Suffer a Witch by Dorothy K Haynes (b0076pjr)
4. The Memory

A child is convinced that she witnessed an execution.

Read by Tamara Kennedy.

The Scottish author Dorothy K. Haynes (1918-1987) was a prolific writer of short stories who specialised in the supernatural and the unsettling.

The first of five readings taken from her award-winning collection, Thou Shalt Not Suffer a Witch - first published in 1949 with illustrations by Mervyn Peake.

Produced by David Jackson Young.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2004.


THU 18:15 Fresh Blood (b007k2rk)
Meatballs Are Murder by Rhys Lloyd

After an all-night party, Sol wakes up in unusually well-furnished surroundings.

Rhys Lloyd's dark comic horror.

Sol …. Stuart McLoughlin
Louise …. Tracy Wiles
George …. Kim Wall
Rose …. Elizabeth Bell

Producer: Colin Guthrie

Part of a BBC Writersroom initiative to showcase dramas from writers across the country who had not yet had work broadcast on network radio.

Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in April 2006.


THU 18:30 Great Lives (b09111hc)
Series 43

Don McCullin on Norman Lewis

In 1968 Norman Lewis wrote an article called Genocide in Brazil. The photographs that accompanied it were by Don McCullin.
Lewis later said that this one piece of journalism was the great achievement of his life. It led directly to the creation of Survival International and a change in the law relating to the treatment of indigenous people in Brazil.
Lewis is known as a brilliant writer - one of our best, said Graham Greene, 'not of any particular decade of our century'. He's best remembered for A Dragon Apparent and Naples '44.

Don McCullin didn't travel with Norman Lewis to Brazil, but they struck up an unexpected friendship. He was like my father, the great photographer says. And in Norman Lewis's later years they worked together in Venezuela, Papua New Guinea and elsewhere. But McCullin didn't read many of his books. "I struggled through Naples '44" he admits. Yet his admiration for the way Lewis opened his eyes to the world remains undimmed.

Recorded on location at McCullin's Somerset farmhouse with Norman Lewis's biographer Julian Evans.

Matthew Parris presents.

Produced in Bristol by Miles Warde.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2017.


THU 19:00 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b007jpbr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 King Street Junior (b007jm9v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 Paul Temple (b007rj64)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 A Charles Paris Mystery (b01d5p72)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m00119c0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


THU 21:45 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b00l2h9p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]


THU 22:00 The Break (m000ktxm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 The Penny Dreadfuls (b01pg3r6)
Hereward The Wake

From the team who brought Radio 4 the story of Guy Fawkes and the French Revolution, The Penny Dreadfuls now turn their comic eye towards Hereward The Wake. Why has this Englishman responsible for leading the fight against the occupation of William The Conqueror, been so readily forgotten? The story didn't end when they ran out of embroidery cotton on the Bayeux Tapestry. Our mission is to make sure that from now on, you will know his name.

Written by David Reed and Humphrey Ker

Hereward...Thom Tuck
William The Conqueror, Leofwine, Thorkell, Guard, Haakan...Humphrey Ker
Frederick, Asketil, Thurstan, Odo...David Reed
Martin...Marek Larwood
Turfrida and Witch...Margaret Cabourn-Smith
Narrator...Justin Edwards

Producer...Julia McKenzie

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2012.


THU 23:15 Creme de la Crime (b007jr3j)
Series 1

The Cheese Killer

Michael Feydeau and David Pershore review the murderous case of Charles Sparrow. Stars Punt and Dennis. From September 2001.


THU 23:30 The Secret World (b0121myp)
Series 1

Episode 6

From William Hague to Simon Cowell, Jon Culshaw explores the bizarre private lives of famous folk. From May 2009.



FRIDAY 12 NOVEMBER 2021

FRI 00:00 Thou Shalt Not Suffer a Witch by Dorothy K Haynes (b0076pjr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:15 Fresh Blood (b007k2rk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:15 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 Great Lives (b09111hc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 Paul Temple (b007rj64)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 A Charles Paris Mystery (b01d5p72)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 Rudolf Nureyev: The Life by Julie Kavanagh (b007yplc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:15 Emily Bronte - Wuthering Heights (b0b2m5yg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 Midwives to Be (b04vf6z9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 CP Snow - Strangers and Brothers (b017srv7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 The Unbelievable Truth (b096h777)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:30 An Actor's Life for Me (b008gbwy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 ReincarNathan (m0002c31)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 The Break (m000ktxm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 Galbraith and the Midas Touch (b061fdq3)
1. Watch the Birdie

A photograph circling the heads of three people at a party on a lawn sparks a new mystery for veteran detective Bill Galbraith. After spending days looking for him, Tommy Evans has finally tracked down Galbraith.

CAST:

Bill Galbraith …. Bernard Hepton
Tommy Evans …. Richard Davies
Finch …. Garard Green
Sailor …. Kevork Malikyan
Tully …. Clive Merrison
Bavister …. Eric Richard
Mrs Palmer …. Margery Withers

Written by prize-winning TV producer Robert Barr, who also wrote TV scripts for the BBC's ‘Z Cars’ and ‘Softly Softly’.

Producer: John Browell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1977.


FRI 06:30 A Charles Paris Mystery (b01djrp9)
A Reconstructed Corpse

4. Attack

Charles locates the final piece in the macabre jigsaw puzzle of murder, but not before his own life comes under attack.

Bill Nighy stars as actor-cum-sleuth, Charles Paris.

Written by Jeremy Front - based on Simon Brett's novel.

Charles Paris .... Bill Nighy
Frances .... Suzanne Burden
Maurice .... Jon Glover
Chloe Earnshaw .... Francine Chamberlain
Superintendent Sorsby .... Gerard McDermott
Sam Noakes .... Adjoa Andoh
Martin Earnshaw .... James Lailey

Director: Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2012.


FRI 07:00 All Those Women (b06d2fxv)
Series 1

Episode 3

Hetty's old diaries turn up some uncomfortable home truths for Maggie, who sets out to challenge herself and prove things have changed.

All Those Women explores familial relationships, ageing, marriages - it's about life and love and things not turning out quite the way that you'd expected them to. Every week we join Hetty, Maggie, Jen and Emily as they struggle to resolve their own problems, and support one another.

Comedy series by Katherine Jakeways about four generations of women living under one roof.

Hetty ...... Sheila Hancock
Maggie ...... Lesley Manville
Jen ...... Sinead Matthews
Emily ...... Lucy Hutchinson
Stu ...... Chris Pavlo
Pat ...... Katherine Jakeways
Layla ...... Katie Redford
Announcement ...... George Watkins
Delivery Man ...... George Watkins
Instructor ...... George Watkins

Script editor: Richard Turner

Producer: Alexandra Smith

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


FRI 07:30 The Confessional (m0011by4)
Series 2

The Confession of Konnie Huq

Stephen Mangan takes another confession in the comedy chat show about shame, embarrassment and a guilty conscience.

Each week, Stephen 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. Settle back for more revelations of guilt and mortification.

This week, Stephen talks to Konnie Huq, broadcaster, writer, children’s author and the longest serving female Blue Peter presenter. This ambassador for The Prince’s Trust and the British Asian Trust describes herself as a ‘goody two shoes’. So what, if anything, is troubling her conscience? They discuss cheating, indiscretions involving ice cream and a misdemeanour in 10 Downing Street.

Other guests in the series include Olivia Williams, Anthony Horowitz, Ed Byrne, Shaparak Khorsandi and David Quantick.

Written and presented by Stephen Mangan
With extra material by Nick Doody
Produced by Frank Stirling

A 7digital production for BBC Radio 4


FRI 08:00 Dad's Army (b007jp3q)
Series 2

When Did You Last See Your Money?

Corporal Jones panics when he misplaces £500 destined for the servicemen's canteen.

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
Mr Blewitt …. Timothy Bateson
Announcer …. John Snagge

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1975.


FRI 08:30 Second Thoughts (b00k89mf)
Series 3

Foreign Exchange

With his sister Hannah away at university, why is Faith's son Joe so keen to have an Italian student to stay with them..?

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.

CAST:

Faith …. Lynda Bellingham
Bill …. James Bolam
Hannah …. Emma Gregory
Joe …. Mark Denham
Gina …. Danielle Allan

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 (b0639w41)
Series 3

Episode 5

Which particular football match is Elis James obsessed with? What's Penny Smith's worst habit? What was the worst thing Russell Grant did as a child?

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 Elis James picks his radio show co-host, presenter Penny Smith picks her brother-in-law and astrologer Russell Grant picks his mum.

Producer: Matt Stronge.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2015.


FRI 09:30 Ballylenon (b007w3j8)
Series 4

Episode 3

Tongues are wagging. Certain weddings are due and some folk aren't happy...
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, Gerard Murphy as Rev Hawthorne, Cathy White as Josie Doherty and Tim Loane as Packy McGoldrick.
Music arranged and performed by Stephanie Hughes.

Director: Eoin O'Callaghan

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1997.


FRI 10:00 CP Snow - Strangers and Brothers (b017sv17)
Corridors of Power - The Choice

As Roger Quaife's political destiny hangs on an extraordinary Commons debate, what future for Lewis Eliot?

C.P. Snow's epic novel sequence about the English Establishment and Power.

CAST:

Lewis Eliot …. David Haig
Roger Quaife …. Iain Glen
Margaret Eliot .... Juliet Aubrey
Lord Collingwood .... Ronald Pickup
Ellen Smith .... Emma Bown
Lord Collingwood .... Ronald Pickup
Sir Hector Rose .... John Carlisle
Osbaldiston .... David Leonard
Francis Getliffe .... Geoffrey Whitehead
David Rubin .... Rolf Saxon
Monteith .... Paul Venables
Trafford .... Stephen Critchlow

Dramatised by Jonathan Holloway.

Directed by Jeremy Howe and Sally Avens.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2003.


FRI 11:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m0011dsy)
What's New for November?

Laura Grimshaw and Scott Bryan present the best new podcasts for November.


FRI 12:00 Dad's Army (b007jp3q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 Second Thoughts (b00k89mf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 Galbraith and the Midas Touch (b061fdq3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 A Charles Paris Mystery (b01djrp9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 Rudolf Nureyev: The Life by Julie Kavanagh (b007ypld)
Preparation for My Solitude

Despite his failing health, Rudolf Nureyev continues to perform and choreograph.

Read by Jamie Glover

Abridged by Miranda Davies.

Producer: Amber Barnfather

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2007.


FRI 14:15 Emily Bronte - Wuthering Heights (b0b2mrc1)
5. Isabella

Emily Bronte's iconic love story. Her only novel is unforgettable, full of passion and darkness. Thrilling but haunting until the very end, uniquely bound to its setting on the bleak Yorkshire moors.

Nelly Dean is the voice of normality and reason in a world of chaos, darkness and intense passion. Heathcliff and Cathy's love is the beating heart of the story, and even after Cathy's death we hear her chilling and ghostly voice.

An intensely powerful and haunting soundscape weaves around the action as the two grow from children to adults and we witness the brutal actions that lead to Heathcliff's own cruelty. Cruelty that shatters the lives of all those around him.

But even through Heathcliff's destruction there is a redemptive ending filled with such mystery and lyricism it works like a spell.

In this episode, Nelly's fears have been confirmed. Isabella has gone. She dare not tell Edgar while Cathy is so ill.

Starring Ben Batt and Chloe Pirrie.

Dramatised in ten parts by award-winning writer Rachel Joyce.

Heathcliff ...... Ben Batt
Cathy ...... Chloe Pirrie
Nelly ...... Emma Fielding

Produced and directed by Tracey Neale.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2018.


FRI 14:30 Sable Island - A Dune Adrift (b00p8c15)
One hundred miles east of Nova Scotia lies a 30 mile-long sand dune: Sable Island, population, two, who work in the weather and research station - and 300 wild horses.

Presenter Sean Street reveals how this remote place, this dune adrift in the Atlantic, is providing information vital to us all, and has gained a powerful presence in the imagination.

In the middle of the world's worst weather systems, held tentatively in place by ocean currents, Sable Island is the perfect place to monitor climate change, and air and sea pollution.

More than 500 ships have been wrecked here. There have been several attempts at colonisation, by the Portuguese, the French (Sable is the French word for Sand) and even a group of prominent Bostonians, and all have failed.

Thomas Raddell, Nova Scotia's finest writer, was a radio operator on Sable for a year, and this inspired his novel The Nymph and the Lamp. The poet Elizabeth Bishop visited and wrote about the island.

Sean Street examines wreckage from some of more than 500 ships that have come to grief on the island. There is a poignant baby's crib made from wreck wood, there being no trees. He meets the artist Roger Savage who had to tie his easel down, clamp his paper and battle with the scouring sand as he captured the landscape of the place in his paintings. And he meets a man who dedicated years to studying the rare Ipswich Sparrow, which nests only on Sable Island.

What emerges is that Sable Island is for the Canadians what the Galapagos are for the people of Ecuador, or Easter Island for Chileans. It is important scientifically and historically, but more than this it is important culturally, as part of their identity.

Produced by Julian May.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2009.


FRI 15:00 CP Snow - Strangers and Brothers (b017sv17)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 It's Not What You Know (b0639w41)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


FRI 16:30 Ballylenon (b007w3j8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


FRI 17:00 All Those Women (b06d2fxv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 17:30 The Confessional (m0011by4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 18:00 Thou Shalt Not Suffer a Witch by Dorothy K Haynes (b0076pkb)
5. Windfall

A woman sells her trinkets to a passing salesman.

Read by Mark McDonnell.

The Scottish author Dorothy K. Haynes (1918-1987) was a prolific writer of short stories who specialised in the supernatural and the unsettling.

The first of five readings taken from her award-winning collection, Thou Shalt Not Suffer a Witch - first published in 1949 with illustrations by Mervyn Peake.

Produced by David Jackson Young.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2004.


FRI 18:15 Fresh Blood (b007k2sk)
The Cupboard Beneath the Stairs by Mark Breckon

Four space fans decide to re-stage a 1960s moon-shot in a Farnborough semi.

Mark Breckon's sci-fi fantasy.

Daisy …. Emily Wachter
Phil …. Anthony Glennon
Barney …. Kim Wall
Claire …. Tracy Wiles

Producer: Paul Arnold

Part of a BBC Writersroom initiative to showcase dramas from writers across the country who had not yet had work broadcast on network radio.

Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in April 2006.


FRI 18:30 Off the Page (b017mszw)
Imaginary Friends

Imaginary Friends. Did you have any as a child, or do you in fact have some now?

Poet Matt Harvey, biographer Sarah Churchwell and writer Paul B Davies tell all about the imaginary relationships we have both as children and adults, to presenter Dominic Arkwright.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2011.


FRI 19:00 Dad's Army (b007jp3q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 Second Thoughts (b00k89mf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 Galbraith and the Midas Touch (b061fdq3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 A Charles Paris Mystery (b01djrp9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m0011dsy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 22:00 The Confessional (m0011by4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 Talking to Strangers (b070hrqj)
Episode 3

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.

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


FRI 23:00 Brian Appleton's Unofficial Multi-Media Lecture (m0011cf2)
It's Not What You Know - It's The Who

It's the final lecture of the series, and after years of humiliation, Brian can take no more so decides to take revenge on his fellow rockers by exposing their mistakes, fluffs and bum notes.

Written and performed by Graham Fellows
Additional Research by Rex Brough

Producer: Dawn Ellis

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2005.


FRI 23:15 The Jail Diaries of Sir Ralph Stanza (m0011cf4)
Final Stretch

Poet Sir Ralph takes on prisoner Jermaine in an Eminem-style battle of the mics. Stars James Quinn.

More extracts from the audio diaries of the prison poet-in-residence, as he continues his mission to bring culture to the masses and gently explain it to them.

Sir Ralph Stanza ...James Quinn
Carl ...James Scales
Colin ......Neil Bell
Jermaine......Chris Jack
Officer ...Joan Kempson

Produced in Manchester by Graham Frost

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2004.


FRI 23:30 Think the Unthinkable (b01hbrw8)
Series 3

Iota Credit Cards

The management consultants tackle credit card security, with the morally dubious Owen. Stars Marcus Brigstocke. From July 2004.




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

A Charles Paris Mystery 06:30 TUE (b01cks4f)

A Charles Paris Mystery 13:30 TUE (b01cks4f)

A Charles Paris Mystery 20:30 TUE (b01cks4f)

A Charles Paris Mystery 01:30 WED (b01cks4f)

A Charles Paris Mystery 06:30 WED (b01cwvp3)

A Charles Paris Mystery 13:30 WED (b01cwvp3)

A Charles Paris Mystery 20:30 WED (b01cwvp3)

A Charles Paris Mystery 01:30 THU (b01cwvp3)

A Charles Paris Mystery 06:30 THU (b01d5p72)

A Charles Paris Mystery 13:30 THU (b01d5p72)

A Charles Paris Mystery 20:30 THU (b01d5p72)

A Charles Paris Mystery 01:30 FRI (b01d5p72)

A Charles Paris Mystery 06:30 FRI (b01djrp9)

A Charles Paris Mystery 13:30 FRI (b01djrp9)

A Charles Paris Mystery 20:30 FRI (b01djrp9)

A Good Read 18:30 MON (b01r0gjb)

A Good Read 00:30 TUE (b01r0gjb)

A History of Ghosts (Omnibus) 13:00 SAT (m000p19p)

A History of Ghosts (Omnibus) 01:00 SUN (m000p19p)

Ability 12:30 SUN (b0b2knmp)

Ability 17:30 SUN (b0b2knmp)

Ability 22:00 SUN (b0b2knmp)

Ability 05:30 MON (b0b2knmp)

Albert and Me 08:30 MON (b007jsm1)

Albert and Me 12:30 MON (b007jsm1)

Albert and Me 19:30 MON (b007jsm1)

All Those Women 05:00 SAT (b06bhvsr)

All Those Women 07:00 FRI (b06d2fxv)

All Those Women 17:00 FRI (b06d2fxv)

An Actor's Life for Me 09:30 THU (b008gbwy)

An Actor's Life for Me 16:30 THU (b008gbwy)

An Actor's Life for Me 04:30 FRI (b008gbwy)

Archive on 4 11:00 TUE (b0075qwl)

Archive on 4 21:00 TUE (b0075qwl)

Arthur Smith's Balham Bash 23:00 SUN (b010hcwk)

Ballylenon 04:30 SAT (b007vmbw)

Ballylenon 09:30 FRI (b007w3j8)

Ballylenon 16:30 FRI (b007w3j8)

Billy Bragg's Changing Times 09:00 SAT (m0007497)

Billy Bragg's Changing Times 19:00 SAT (m0007497)

Bleak Expectations 23:00 WED (b00w2282)

Brian Appleton's Unofficial Multi-Media Lecture 23:00 FRI (m0011cf2)

Bunk Bed 23:30 WED (b0bbrdx9)

Buy Me Up TV 22:30 MON (b0094k0g)

CP Snow - Strangers and Brothers 03:00 SAT (b017h805)

CP Snow - Strangers and Brothers 10:00 MON (b017ptch)

CP Snow - Strangers and Brothers 15:00 MON (b017ptch)

CP Snow - Strangers and Brothers 03:00 TUE (b017ptch)

CP Snow - Strangers and Brothers 10:00 TUE (b017pwt0)

CP Snow - Strangers and Brothers 15:00 TUE (b017pwt0)

CP Snow - Strangers and Brothers 03:00 WED (b017pwt0)

CP Snow - Strangers and Brothers 10:00 WED (b017sl4r)

CP Snow - Strangers and Brothers 15:00 WED (b017sl4r)

CP Snow - Strangers and Brothers 03:00 THU (b017sl4r)

CP Snow - Strangers and Brothers 10:00 THU (b017srv7)

CP Snow - Strangers and Brothers 15:00 THU (b017srv7)

CP Snow - Strangers and Brothers 03:00 FRI (b017srv7)

CP Snow - Strangers and Brothers 10:00 FRI (b017sv17)

CP Snow - Strangers and Brothers 15:00 FRI (b017sv17)

Can't Tell Nathan Caton Nothing 07:00 WED (b04kf9mg)

Can't Tell Nathan Caton Nothing 17:00 WED (b04kf9mg)

Can't Tell Nathan Caton Nothing 05:00 THU (b04kf9mg)

Chain Reaction 22:30 SAT (b0742mqd)

Creme de la Crime 14:45 SAT (b007jr0x)

Creme de la Crime 02:45 SUN (b007jr0x)

Creme de la Crime 23:15 THU (b007jr3j)

Dad's Army 08:00 FRI (b007jp3q)

Dad's Army 12:00 FRI (b007jp3q)

Dad's Army 19:00 FRI (b007jp3q)

Daliso Chaponda: Citizen of Nowhere 07:30 TUE (m00114c9)

Daliso Chaponda: Citizen of Nowhere 17:30 TUE (m00114c9)

Daliso Chaponda: Citizen of Nowhere 22:00 TUE (m00114c9)

Daliso Chaponda: Citizen of Nowhere 05:30 WED (m00114c9)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 10:45 SUN (b00l2h9p)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 21:45 SUN (b00l2h9p)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 11:45 THU (b00l2h9p)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 21:45 THU (b00l2h9p)

Death Speaks Another Language 01:30 SAT (m00115cp)

Death Speaks Another Language 06:30 MON (m0011cnh)

Death Speaks Another Language 13:30 MON (m0011cnh)

Death Speaks Another Language 20:30 MON (m0011cnh)

Death Speaks Another Language 01:30 TUE (m0011cnh)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:00 SUN (m00119c0)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:00 SUN (m00119c0)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 11:00 THU (m00119c0)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:00 THU (m00119c0)

Do Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me 09:30 TUE (b0076hfh)

Do Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me 16:30 TUE (b0076hfh)

Do Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me 04:30 WED (b0076hfh)

Doctor at Large 08:30 SUN (b00bfpnv)

Down By The River 11:00 WED (m0011cnd)

Down By The River 21:00 WED (m0011cnd)

Drama 16:00 SUN (b09z4fys)

Drama 20:00 SUN (b09z4fys)

Drama 04:00 MON (b09z4fys)

Elephant in the Room 16:00 TUE (m0006sfd)

Elephant in the Room 04:00 WED (m0006sfd)

Elis James's Pantheon of Heroes 23:30 MON (b07qrrvj)

Ellen Dryden - The Westward Journey 06:00 SAT (b007jzmq)

Ellen Dryden - The Westward Journey 16:00 SAT (b007jzmq)

Ellen Dryden - The Westward Journey 04:00 SUN (b007jzmq)

Emily Bronte - Wuthering Heights 14:15 MON (b0b2j3mr)

Emily Bronte - Wuthering Heights 02:15 TUE (b0b2j3mr)

Emily Bronte - Wuthering Heights 14:15 TUE (b0b2jdxn)

Emily Bronte - Wuthering Heights 02:15 WED (b0b2jdxn)

Emily Bronte - Wuthering Heights 14:15 WED (b0b2knmk)

Emily Bronte - Wuthering Heights 02:15 THU (b0b2knmk)

Emily Bronte - Wuthering Heights 14:15 THU (b0b2m5yg)

Emily Bronte - Wuthering Heights 02:15 FRI (b0b2m5yg)

Emily Bronte - Wuthering Heights 14:15 FRI (b0b2mrc1)

Fabulous 22:30 TUE (b00dy23d)

Fin Kennedy - On Kosovo Field (Omnibus) 14:20 SUN (b088sdwl)

Fin Kennedy - On Kosovo Field (Omnibus) 02:20 MON (b088sdwl)

Five Ghost Stories by John Connolly 02:00 SAT (b007jx4s)

Footlight Fairies 15:30 SUN (b007k2n0)

Footlight Fairies 03:30 MON (b007k2n0)

Fresh Blood 00:15 SAT (b007k2kq)

Fresh Blood 18:15 MON (b007k2nd)

Fresh Blood 00:15 TUE (b007k2nd)

Fresh Blood 18:15 TUE (b007k2p7)

Fresh Blood 00:15 WED (b007k2p7)

Fresh Blood 18:15 WED (b0089b39)

Fresh Blood 00:15 THU (b0089b39)

Fresh Blood 18:15 THU (b007k2rk)

Fresh Blood 00:15 FRI (b007k2rk)

Fresh Blood 18:15 FRI (b007k2sk)

Galbraith and the Midas Touch 06:00 FRI (b061fdq3)

Galbraith and the Midas Touch 13:00 FRI (b061fdq3)

Galbraith and the Midas Touch 20:00 FRI (b061fdq3)

Great Lives 07:30 SAT (b0924kwx)

Great Lives 17:30 SAT (b0924kwx)

Great Lives 05:30 SUN (b0924kwx)

Great Lives 18:30 THU (b09111hc)

Great Lives 00:30 FRI (b09111hc)

Guy Browning's Small Talk 23:30 SAT (b0076mys)

H Rider-Haggard - She 18:00 SUN (b0076yzf)

H Rider-Haggard - She 00:00 MON (b0076yzf)

Hamish and Dougal: You'll Have Had Your Tea 23:30 TUE (b0076zx3)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:00 WED (b007n162)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:00 WED (b007n162)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:00 WED (b007n162)

Helen Keen's It Is Rocket Science 23:45 SAT (b01hxmxk)

Henry James: What Maisie Knew (Omnibus) 07:20 SUN (b0bn2411)

Henry James 02:15 SAT (m0000pd8)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 08:00 THU (b007jpbr)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 12:00 THU (b007jpbr)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 19:00 THU (b007jpbr)

Inheritance Tracks 07:10 SUN (m0006f8y)

Inheritance Tracks 11:55 SUN (m0006f8y)

Inheritance Tracks 14:10 SUN (b064yjqn)

Inheritance Tracks 19:55 SUN (m0006f8y)

Inheritance Tracks 02:10 MON (b064yjqn)

Inheritance Tracks 11:50 MON (m0011cnm)

Inheritance Tracks 21:50 MON (m0011cnm)

It's Not What You Know 04:00 SAT (b062khlc)

It's Not What You Know 09:00 FRI (b0639w41)

It's Not What You Know 16:00 FRI (b0639w41)

Jest a Minute 09:00 MON (b013f0vy)

Jest a Minute 16:00 MON (b013f0vy)

Jest a Minute 04:00 TUE (b013f0vy)

John Connolly: Five Ghost Stories (Omnibus) 06:00 SUN (m00119bw)

King Street Junior 08:30 THU (b007jm9v)

King Street Junior 12:30 THU (b007jm9v)

King Street Junior 19:30 THU (b007jm9v)

Les Kelly's Britain 22:30 WED (b01753jn)

Life With The Lyons 09:00 SUN (m00119by)

Life: An Idiot's Guide 23:30 SUN (b0436hkz)

Lines From My Grandfather's Forehead 08:00 MON (b00glrvd)

Lines From My Grandfather's Forehead 12:00 MON (b00glrvd)

Lines From My Grandfather's Forehead 19:00 MON (b00glrvd)

Listomania 08:00 SAT (b09x4n4c)

Listomania 09:00 WED (b09xk5rb)

Listomania 16:00 WED (b09xk5rb)

Listomania 04:00 THU (b09xk5rb)

MR James 00:00 SAT (m0001p66)

Midwives to Be 14:30 THU (b04vf6z9)

Midwives to Be 02:30 FRI (b04vf6z9)

No Commitments 08:30 WED (b00st9xc)

No Commitments 12:30 WED (b00st9xc)

No Commitments 19:30 WED (b00st9xc)

Off the Page 00:30 SAT (b017cfkn)

Off the Page 18:30 FRI (b017mszw)

Paul Temple 01:00 SAT (b007jp9x)

Paul Temple 06:00 MON (b007jpbb)

Paul Temple 13:00 MON (b007jpbb)

Paul Temple 20:00 MON (b007jpbb)

Paul Temple 01:00 TUE (b007jpbb)

Paul Temple 06:00 TUE (b007rfb2)

Paul Temple 13:00 TUE (b007rfb2)

Paul Temple 20:00 TUE (b007rfb2)

Paul Temple 01:00 WED (b007rfb2)

Paul Temple 06:00 WED (b007rgr1)

Paul Temple 13:00 WED (b007rgr1)

Paul Temple 20:00 WED (b007rgr1)

Paul Temple 01:00 THU (b007rgr1)

Paul Temple 06:00 THU (b007rj64)

Paul Temple 13:00 THU (b007rj64)

Paul Temple 20:00 THU (b007rj64)

Paul Temple 01:00 FRI (b007rj64)

Podcast Radio Hour 11:00 FRI (m0011dsy)

Podcast Radio Hour 21:00 FRI (m0011dsy)

Poetry Extra 12:00 SUN (m00119c3)

Poetry Extra 17:00 SUN (m00119c3)

Poetry Extra 05:00 MON (m00119c3)

Polyoaks 07:00 TUE (b08xcvqd)

Polyoaks 17:00 TUE (b08xcvqd)

Polyoaks 05:00 WED (b08xcvqd)

Quando, Quando, Quando 23:45 TUE (b007ym3m)

ReincarNathan 12:00 SAT (m0002822)

ReincarNathan 07:00 THU (m0002c31)

ReincarNathan 17:00 THU (m0002c31)

ReincarNathan 05:00 FRI (m0002c31)

Reluctant Persuaders 09:30 SUN (b08ljxcc)

Reluctant Persuaders 07:00 MON (b08md98w)

Reluctant Persuaders 17:00 MON (b08md98w)

Reluctant Persuaders 05:00 TUE (b08md98w)

Roger McGough's Other Half 23:45 WED (b04ykdyj)

Ross Noble Goes Global 22:00 SAT (b01cvr0t)

Round the Horne 08:00 TUE (b007jrw6)

Round the Horne 12:00 TUE (b007jrw6)

Round the Horne 19:00 TUE (b007jrw6)

Rudolf Nureyev: The Life by Julie Kavanagh 14:00 MON (b007yplf)

Rudolf Nureyev: The Life by Julie Kavanagh 02:00 TUE (b007yplf)

Rudolf Nureyev: The Life by Julie Kavanagh 14:00 TUE (b007ypl9)

Rudolf Nureyev: The Life by Julie Kavanagh 02:00 WED (b007ypl9)

Rudolf Nureyev: The Life by Julie Kavanagh 14:00 WED (b007yplb)

Rudolf Nureyev: The Life by Julie Kavanagh 02:00 THU (b007yplb)

Rudolf Nureyev: The Life by Julie Kavanagh 14:00 THU (b007yplc)

Rudolf Nureyev: The Life by Julie Kavanagh 02:00 FRI (b007yplc)

Rudolf Nureyev: The Life by Julie Kavanagh 14:00 FRI (b007ypld)

Sable Island - A Dune Adrift 14:30 FRI (b00p8c15)

Second Thoughts 08:30 FRI (b00k89mf)

Second Thoughts 12:30 FRI (b00k89mf)

Second Thoughts 19:30 FRI (b00k89mf)

Sheena Mackay - A Mine of Serpents 16:45 SUN (b0824r0g)

Sheena Mackay - A Mine of Serpents 20:45 SUN (b0824r0g)

Sheena Mackay - A Mine of Serpents 04:45 MON (b0824r0g)

Short Cuts 18:30 WED (m000jmt9)

Short Cuts 00:30 THU (m000jmt9)

Smelling of Roses 08:30 SAT (b00dl042)

Smelling of Roses 09:30 WED (b00dpspn)

Smelling of Roses 16:30 WED (b00dpspn)

Smelling of Roses 04:30 THU (b00dpspn)

Soul Music 18:30 TUE (b0375qt8)

Soul Music 00:30 WED (b0375qt8)

Spine Chillers 18:00 SAT (b0886z49)

Spine Chillers 00:00 SUN (b0886z49)

TED Radio Hour 11:00 MON (m0011cnk)

TED Radio Hour 21:00 MON (m0011cnk)

Talking to Strangers 22:30 FRI (b070hrqj)

The Break 07:30 THU (m000ktxm)

The Break 17:30 THU (m000ktxm)

The Break 22:00 THU (m000ktxm)

The Break 05:30 FRI (m000ktxm)

The Cabinet of Animosities 02:30 SAT (b01m0kjd)

The Cold Swedish Winter 07:30 WED (m0001cbh)

The Cold Swedish Winter 17:30 WED (m0001cbh)

The Cold Swedish Winter 22:00 WED (m0001cbh)

The Cold Swedish Winter 05:30 THU (m0001cbh)

The Confessional 05:30 SAT (m0011415)

The Confessional 07:30 FRI (m0011by4)

The Confessional 17:30 FRI (m0011by4)

The Confessional 22:00 FRI (m0011by4)

The Curried Goat Show 23:00 SAT (b007nf6d)

The Jail Diaries of Sir Ralph Stanza 23:15 FRI (m0011cf4)

The Leopard in Autumn 09:30 MON (b00761mn)

The Leopard in Autumn 16:30 MON (b00761mn)

The Leopard in Autumn 04:30 TUE (b00761mn)

The Million Pound Radio Show 15:00 SAT (b008m7km)

The Million Pound Radio Show 03:00 SUN (b008m7km)

The Million Pound Radio Show 22:30 SUN (b008pc9t)

The Moth Radio Hour 11:00 SUN (m000jpcp)

The Moth Radio Hour 19:00 SUN (m000jpcp)

The Museum of Curiosity 07:30 MON (m00114hf)

The Museum of Curiosity 17:30 MON (m00114hf)

The Museum of Curiosity 22:00 MON (m00114hf)

The Museum of Curiosity 05:30 TUE (m00114hf)

The Now Show 23:00 MON (m00114v0)

The Now Show 09:00 TUE (m00114v0)

The Penny Dreadfuls 14:00 SAT (b00nks8c)

The Penny Dreadfuls 02:00 SUN (b00nks8c)

The Penny Dreadfuls 22:30 THU (b01pg3r6)

The Poppy Factory 14:30 MON (b016x22w)

The Poppy Factory 02:30 TUE (b016x22w)

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4 by Sue Townsend (Omnibus) 13:00 SUN (b097m45s)

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4 by Sue Townsend (Omnibus) 01:00 MON (b097m45s)

The Secret World 23:30 THU (b0121myp)

The Strange and the Sinister by William Croft Dickinson 18:45 SAT (b007jvjg)

The Strange and the Sinister by William Croft Dickinson 00:45 SUN (b007jvjg)

The Unbelievable Truth 09:00 THU (b096h777)

The Unbelievable Truth 16:00 THU (b096h777)

The Unbelievable Truth 04:00 FRI (b096h777)

The Unsettled Dust: The Strange Stories Of Robert Aickman 14:30 TUE (b0184v2s)

The Unsettled Dust: The Strange Stories Of Robert Aickman 02:30 WED (b0184v2s)

Think the Unthinkable 23:30 FRI (b01hbrw8)

Thou Shalt Not Suffer a Witch by Dorothy K Haynes 18:00 MON (b0076ph0)

Thou Shalt Not Suffer a Witch by Dorothy K Haynes 00:00 TUE (b0076ph0)

Thou Shalt Not Suffer a Witch by Dorothy K Haynes 18:00 TUE (b0076phk)

Thou Shalt Not Suffer a Witch by Dorothy K Haynes 00:00 WED (b0076phk)

Thou Shalt Not Suffer a Witch by Dorothy K Haynes 18:00 WED (b0076pj7)

Thou Shalt Not Suffer a Witch by Dorothy K Haynes 00:00 THU (b0076pj7)

Thou Shalt Not Suffer a Witch by Dorothy K Haynes 18:00 THU (b0076pjr)

Thou Shalt Not Suffer a Witch by Dorothy K Haynes 00:00 FRI (b0076pjr)

Thou Shalt Not Suffer a Witch by Dorothy K Haynes 18:00 FRI (b0076pkb)

Travelling the Spaceways: The Cult of Sun Ra 14:30 WED (b046nvxs)

Travelling the Spaceways: The Cult of Sun Ra 02:30 THU (b046nvxs)

Will Smith Presents the Tao of Bergerac 15:30 SAT (b007w0j4)

Will Smith Presents the Tao of Bergerac 03:30 SUN (b007w0j4)

Will Smith Presents the Tao of Bergerac 23:00 TUE (b007vl20)

Winston 12:30 SAT (b007tbrv)

Winston 08:30 TUE (b007tzt5)

Winston 12:30 TUE (b007tzt5)

Winston 19:30 TUE (b007tzt5)