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SATURDAY 13 NOVEMBER 2021

SAT 00:00 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.

Series of supernatural and unsettling short stories from Dorothy K Haynes’ award-winning collection.

Producer: David Jackson Young

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2004


SAT 00:15 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.


SAT 00:30 Off the Page (b017mszw)
Imaginary Friends

Did you have any imaginary friends 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.

Presented by Dominic Arkwright.

Producer: Beth O'Dea

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2011.


SAT 01:00 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 fresh mystery for veteran detective Bill Galbraith.

After spending days looking for him, Tommy Evans has finally tracked down Galbraith.

Starring Bernard Hepton

Robert Barr's six-part thriller serial.

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

TV producer Robert Barr, also wrote TV scripts for the BBC's ‘Z Cars’ and ‘Softly Softly’.

Producer: John Browell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1977.


SAT 01:30 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.


SAT 02:00 Rudolf Nureyev: The Life by Julie Kavanagh (b007ypld)
5. Preparation for My Solitude

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

Julie Kavanagh's biography of Russian ballet star, Rudolf Nureyev

Concluded by Jamie Glover.

Abridged by Miranda Davies.

Producer: Amber Barnfather

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2007.


SAT 02:15 Emily Bronte - Wuthering Heights (b0b2mrc1)
5. Isabella

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

Emily Bronte's iconic love story stars Ben Batt and Chloe Pirrie.

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.

Dramatised by Rachel Joyce.

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

Director: Tracey Neale

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2018.


SAT 02:30 Sable Island - A Dune Adrift (b00p8c15)
100 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.

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, it’s 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. Poet Elizabeth Bishop visited and wrote about the island.

Sean examines wreckage from some of over 500 ships that came to grief here. There is a poignant baby's crib made from wreck wood. He meets artist Roger Savage who battled to capture the landscape. And he meets a man who dedicated years to studying the rare Ipswich Sparrow, which nests only here.

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.

Producer: Julian May.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2009.


SAT 03:00 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?

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

Stars David Haig and Iain Glen.

Dramatised by Jonathan Holloway.

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

Directors: Jeremy Howe & Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2003.


SAT 04:00 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.


SAT 04:30 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.

Phonsie Doherty …. TP McKenna
Muriel McConkey …. Margaret D'Arcy
Vera McConkey …. Stella McCusker
Vivienne Boal …. Aine McCartney
Rev Samuel Hawthorne …. Gerard Murphy
Josie Doherty …. Cathy White
Packy McGoldrick …. Tim Loane

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 (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.


SAT 05:30 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


SAT 06:00 Stephen MacDonald - Not About Heroes (m0011jw9)
First World War Poets, Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen meet for the first time in this dramatised account.

"This war is not about heroes... It's really about boys of 19 being shot in the throat and dying before they've had time to live - and to learn why. The people who throw away those lives for their own glory - or profit - or both. I think it's about the annihilation, the wanton destruction of everything we love."

Adapted from Siegfried Sassoon's work by Stephen MacDonald.

Starring Stephen MacDonald as Siegfried Sassoon and James Telfer as Wilfred Owen.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1983.


SAT 07:30 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.

Presented by Matthew Parris.

Produced at BBC Bristol by Miles Warde.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2017.


SAT 08:00 Listomania (b09xk5rb)
Series 1

Episode 1

From the magnificent to the mundane.

From the humble 'to do' list to the bucket list and many more...

Susan Calman hosts the series exploring the world of the lists.

With:

Katherine Ryan
Dane Baptiste
Elis James
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 February 2015


SAT 08:30 Smelling of Roses (b00dpspn)
Series 3

The Queen of Song

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?

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
Robert ..... Simon Trinder
Cath Unger ..... Felicity Goodson
Terry ..... Colin Sell

Producer: Maria Esposito

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2002.


SAT 09:00 The Big Steptoe Radio Show: Ray Galton and Alan Simpson (b007jwm9)
The duo behind the BBC's legendary rag and bone men comedy - writers Ray Galton and Alan Simpson present their favourite episodes of Steptoe and Son.

This includes the very first episode, 'The Offer' – originally made for BBC TV's 'Comedy Playhouse' - one of ten one-off comedies penned by Ray and Alan. BBC bosses viewed it as a sweetener for the duo, who'd recently parted company with Tony Hancock. Despite several strong concepts, only 'The Offer' progressed from pilot to series development.

The TV pilot aired in January 1962, followed by the first Steptoe series in June starring Wilfrid Brambell and Harry H Corbett as father and son duo, Albert and Harold Steptoe.

Revealing how the series was created, the writers also explain why it prompted concerns in Parliament.

The duo's selected episodes were all adapted from the TV scripts and recorded for broadcast on BBC Radio by Gale Pedrick.

* The Offer
As the rag and bone father and son argue, Harold is set to leave. Stars Wilfrid Brambell and Harry H Corbett. From July 1966.

* Pilgrim's Progress
Old soldier Albert Steptoe is eager to revisit Flanders. Stars Wilfrid Brambell and Harry H Corbett. From June 1967.

* Crossed Swords
Excited Harold Steptoe lets greed get the better of him. Stars Wilfrid Brambell and Harry H Corbett. From July 1967.

* The Desperate Hours
Some unwelcome visitors arrive at the rag and bone yard. Stars Wilfrid Brambell, Harry H Corbett and Leonard Rossiter. From May 1974.

* Oh What a Beautiful Mourning
The family clash at the funeral of Albert's brother. Stars Wilfrid Brambell and Harry H Corbett. From February 1976

* Seance in a Wet Rag and Bone Yard
Sceptical Harold slams Albert's claims about the power of spiritualism. Stars Wilfrid Brambell, Harry H Corbett and Patricia Routledge. From March 1976.

Producer: Sarah Wade.

Made for Radio 4 Extra and first broadcast in February 2006.


SAT 12:00 The Unbelievable Truth (b096h777)
Series 19

Episode 1

David Mitchell hosts the panel game where four comedians are encouraged to tell lies.

They must compete against one another to see how many items of truth they're able to smuggle past their opponents.

Obliged to talk with deliberate inaccuracy on subjects as varied as dolphins, cows, Arnold Schwarzenegger and students are:

Richard Osman
Arthur Smith
Lou Sanders
Phil Wang

Producer: Naismith

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


SAT 12:30 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
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.


SAT 13:00 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 - Alistair Cooke.

Combining extracts from the 2,654 editions of BBC Radio 4’s Letter from America with reflections from Alistair, 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, talking about the differences between UK and US English, Bobby Kennedy's assassination, golf and so much more.

Producer: Tony Grant

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1999.


SAT 14:00 The Penny Dreadfuls (b01pg3r6)
The Penny Dreadfuls Present: Hereward The Wake

Highly acclaimed comedy trio, The Penny Dreadfuls 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.

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

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 / Witch ...... Margaret Cabourn-Smith
Narrator ...... Justin Edwards

Producer: Julia McKenzie

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2012.


SAT 14:45 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, and Jeremy Hardy as the local Laird.

Hamish ...... Barry Cryer
Dougal ...... Graeme Garden
Mrs Naughtie ...... Alison Steadman
The Laird ...... Jeremy Hardy

Producer: Jon Naismith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2006.


SAT 15:00 Life: An Idiot's Guide (b0436hkz)
Series 3

Multiculturalism

Stephen K Amos sets out to compile an idiot's guide to multiculturalism.

With:

Stephen Grant
Nish Kumar
Andrew Maxwell

Producer: Colin Anderson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra in May 2014.


SAT 15:30 Buy Me Up TV (b0094k0g)
Episode 1

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

Special host Eamonn Holmes runs the animal charity telethon

Starring:

Justin Edwards
Colin Hoult
Katherine Jakeways
Ewen Macintosh
Alex MacQueen
Greg Proops

Written by Justin Edwards and James Eldred.

Producer: Lucy Armitage

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2008.


SAT 16:00 Stephen MacDonald - Not About Heroes (m0011jw9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 Great Lives (b09111hc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SAT 18:00 Spine Chillers (b088stfn)
David Campton - Mrs M

Mrs Meadowsweet offers visitors to her country guesthouse a truly carefree holiday. Everybody is so happy. A little vague perhaps, but certainly happy…

Newcomers Madge and Arthur are suspicious, but can Mrs M win them over?

Written by David Campton.

Mrs Meadowsweet …. Rosemary Leach
Madge …. Anne Jameson
Arthur …. Roger Hume
Simon …. Terry Molloy
Miss Brazenose …. Joyce Gibbs
Inga …. Patricia Gallimore

Directed by Peter Windows at BBC Birmingham

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1984.


SAT 18:45 The Strange and The Sinister by William Croft Dickinson (b0b53dmg)
Let the Dead Bury Their Dead

Will an archaeologist heed the warnings of a local man, or continue to pursue a dangerous excavation?

Read by Moultrie Kelsall.

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

Producer: John Gray

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in October 1961.


SAT 19:00 The Big Steptoe Radio Show: Ray Galton and Alan Simpson (b007jwm9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 Ross Noble Goes Global (b01dbgvs)
Series 2

Milan

The comedian discovers graffiti, beggars and lycra-clad couriers in the Italian style capital of Europe. From June 2003.


SAT 22:30 Chain Reaction (b074xvfq)
Series 11

6. Roy Hudd interviews Alison Steadman

Series 11 of the show where one week's interviewee becomes the next week's interviewer. The first episode of Chain Reaction was broadcast on BBC Radio Five in 1991 when John Cleese was the first comedian in the hot seat. Now, 25 years on, a new series sees another raft of the world's best-loved comedians talking to each other about their lives and work. This week, comedy legend and music hall expert Roy Hudd turns interviewer as he chats to the much loved actress, Alison Steadman.

Roy Hudd has clocked up more than 50 years in showbusiness, starting out as a Butlins redcoat in the 1950s and then developing a stellar career through numerous successes on stage, radio and screen. BBC Radio listeners know him best as the host of the much loved News Huddlines on 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'.

Alison Steadman is an actress who has been popular with the British public and worldwide since making her name in the critically acclaimed works of Mike Leigh in the 1970s. She went on to deliver much-loved and memorable performances across both drama and comedy in Pride and Prejudice and Gavin and Stacey amongst many others.

In this programme Roy talks to Alison about her early days growing up in Liverpool, her trip to the palace to get the OBE and her critically acclaimed work with Mike Leigh.

Producer: Richard Morris
A BBC Radio Comedy Production.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2016.


SAT 23:00 The Skivers (b007xwy1)
Series 2

William Franklyn

Dolphins - and Sue Lawley's big secret is revealed.

The return of Nick Golson and Tim de Jongh's skilful sketch show with special guest – sssh! William Franklyn, who’s mixing the drinks.

Written and performed by Nick Golson and Tim de Jongh.

With Peter Bradshaw and Mel Giedroyc

Producer: Jon Naismith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1995.


SAT 23:30 Guy Browning's Small Talk (b0076n25)
Series 2

How to Pack

Start naked and pretend to get dressed - bad luck if the taxi comes early. The writer shares travel tips. From September 2004.


SAT 23:45 Helen Keen's It Is Rocket Science (b01j5nxt)
Series 2

Episode 3

Helen Keen, Peter Serafinowicz and Susy Kane star in the funny but true history of space exploration.

This week, given that on a rocket every ounce of saved weight is crucial, an astronaut who weighs 15% less and breathes less oxygen should have a tremendous advantage. So where were all of NASA's female astronauts? The story of Soviet pioneer Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman in space, who at one time logged more hours in orbit than all the male American astronauts put together makes a thought-provoking contrast to the marginalised female astronauts of the USA, the so called Mercury 13, none of whom ever got to go into space.

Written by Helen Keen and Miriam Underhill
Produced by Gareth Edwards.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2012.



SUNDAY 14 NOVEMBER 2021

SUN 00:00 Spine Chillers (b088stfn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 00:45 The Strange and The Sinister by William Croft Dickinson (b0b53dmg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:45 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 Archive on 4 (b0075qwl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:00 The Penny Dreadfuls (b01pg3r6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:45 Hamish and Dougal: You'll Have Had Your Tea (b0076zx3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Saturday]


SUN 03:00 Life: An Idiot's Guide (b0436hkz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:00 on Saturday]


SUN 03:30 Buy Me Up TV (b0094k0g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:30 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 Stephen MacDonald - Not About Heroes (m0011jw9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 Great Lives (b09111hc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 Rudolf Nureyev - The Life (Omnibus) (m0011kh5)
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.


SUN 07:10 Inheritance Tracks (m00027jh)
Eric Idle

Comic actor Eric Idle chooses Here Comes the Sun by The Beatles and Always Look on the Bright Side of Life by Monty Python.


SUN 07:20 Wuthering Heights (b0b3g0bl)
Omnibus 1/2

Mr Earnshaw brings a mysterious child home...

Emily Bronte's only novel ‘Wuthering Heights’ is unforgettable, full of passion and darkness. Thrilling but haunting until the very end.

A story filled with violence, forbidden trysts, family warfare and revenge. Riddled with drinking, gambling, cursing and consumption. It's got energy, it's fast, passionate, unpredictable and thrilling. The story is elemental and tempestuous, uniquely bound to its setting on the bleak Yorkshire moors.

Omnibus of the first five of ten-parts adapted 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 2018.


SUN 08:30 A Life of Bliss (m0007xzy)
Oh Brother

Tony’s flighty brother, Robin, causes all manner of confusion when he comes to stay.

Godfrey Harrison's sitcom about bashful, bumbling bachelor, David Alexander Bliss.

CAST:

David Bliss …. George Cole
Anne Fellows …. Diana Churchill
Tony Fellows …. Colin Gordon
Zoe Hunter …. Sheila Sweet
'Psyche' the Dog …. Percy Edwards
Robin Fellows …. Frederick Treves
Amanda Lee …. Judith Stott
Leonie Francis …. Sheila Manahan

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

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

The BBC Variety Orchestra conducted by Paul Fenhoulet.

Producer: Leslie Bridgmont

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in February 1959.


SUN 09:00 Life With The Lyons (m0011mhk)
No Rest For Ben

Poorly Ben is feeling sorry for himself, but his family aren’t too sympathetic....

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 (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.


SUN 10:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b09pvn2h)
Novelists

Elif Shafak

Kirsty Young's castaway this week is the Turkish writer Elif Shafak.

Elif Shafak has published ten novels and several volumes of non-fiction and her work is translated into 47 languages. She is the most widely read female novelist in Turkey today.

Born in 1971, she was raised by a single working mother and also, for the first ten years of her life, by her grandmother in Ankara. Her mother's job as a diplomat led to a move to Madrid when Elif was ten years old - and so began a peripatetic life which has taken her to places as diverse as Jordan and Germany, the United States and finally to London where she has lived for the past seven years.

Elif wrote her first novels in Turkish, but began writing in English shortly after the start of the new millennium. English, she says, has given her a new freedom to write about sensitive issues in Turkey. Her books draw on diverse cultures and reflect her interest in history, philosophy, spiritualism and Sufism. One commentator has said of her work: "Stepping into the writing of this Turkish-born author for the first time is like breaking through the back of a children's wardrobe and walking into a whole new multicultural world of lives and histories - and, above all, fabulous stories."

She is a regular columnist both for English as well as Turkish papers and also writes lyrics for rock musicians.

Producer: Sarah Taylor.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2017.


SUN 10:45 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b00l6g8s)
Series 1

Giant Birds

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

Madagascar, off the eastern coast of Africa, is the largest continental island in the world. It is also the place where the largest egg known to have existed was laid, and the bird that laid it was also a giant.


SUN 11:00 The Moth Radio Hour (m000jt7k)
Series 10

DNA Doesn't Lie

True stories told live in the USA: Meg Bowles introduces tales from the digital space where our boundaries are changing.

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 (m00027jh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:10 today]


SUN 12:00 Poetry Extra (m0011kh7)
Welsh Ladies

Poet Daljit Nagra revisits the BBC's poetry archive and selects Welsh Ladies presented by poet Mab Jones.

Taking inspiration from her collection of vintage and antique 'Welsh lady' postcards, Mab Jones seeks out their stories, and tries to find out what they would say if they could, in a poetic tribute to them.

They sit, in traditional dress, in photos from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, looking uncomfortable in tall black hats and scratchy woollen shawls. Occasionally they're arranged around a harp. Usually they're in a domestic setting - silent, obedient, rooted to the spot. Mab wants to find out who these Welsh women of bygone ages were. What were their lives like? How did they think, and feel?

Finding out more about them isn't a straightforward task, because although the subject of wry greeting cards today, the voices of women in Wales of that era have largely been absent from its historiography. Could it be that they didn't really exist at all? The costume was partly invented during the romantic revival in Wales, at a time when the old rural ways were dying out. More decorous than practical, it was celebrated by tourists and visitors, and became an emblem of national identity.

But even if their ways of life have vanished, the female poetic voices of the pre-industrial era are still traceable. In seeking them out, Mab finds poems that speak of the experience and imagination of women through a rich heritage of folk traditions and ancient oral traditions, from anonymous old verses thought to have been written by women, to individual voices that are only now being recovered and translated into English.

Mab composes a poem to the picture postcard version of the Welsh Ladies, who for the camera seem to be inhabiting a life that was not theirs, bringing her warmth and wit to this attempt to bring them, and their forbears, back to life.

Producer: Megan Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2018.


SUN 12:30 Ability (b0b3d42g)
Series 1

The Voice

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

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

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

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. He won the BBC New Comedy Award in 2014, has done three full Edinburgh shows and been tour support for Ross Noble, Patrick Kielty and Jason Cook. Lee has previously worked for Sunderland City Council's communications team, and the BBC in Newcastle and London as well, as various local newspapers.

Katherine Jakeways is the co-creator and co-writer of Ability. Katherine is a multi-award nominated writer. She has written North by Northamptonshire, Guilt Trip and All Those Women for BBC Radio 4 as well as numerous radio plays. She has also written for Crackanory and The Tracey Ullman Show for TV along with a BBC 1 pilot, Carol and Vinnie.

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


SUN 13:00 The Secret Lives of Colour by Kassia St Clair (Omnibus) (b08w9w2m)
Writer Kassia St Clair gives a potted history of the colour palette.

She begins with the surprising stories behind various shades of white - followed by yellow, pink, green and black.

Omnibus of five parts read by Francesca Dymond

Producer: Eilidh McCreadie

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2017.


SUN 14:10 Inheritance Tracks (b0b05255)
Jeremy Vine

Broadcaster Jeremy Vine inherits 'Old Comrades' by the Band of HM Royal Marines and passes on Elvis Costello's 'Lipstick Vogue'.


SUN 14:20 Dead Weight by Val McDermid (Omnibus) (b0b89fsf)
DCI Alma Blair is found lurking behind the weighing scales at Fat Busters in Cranby.

Determined to be anonymous, she’s masquerading as a florist, until someone with murder in mind forces her into action.

DS Jason Trotter is called to the scene and it seems there’s another member of the team about to make a surprise appearance...

It all seems to prove losing weight really can be murder!

Starring Julie Hesmondhalgh and Jane Hazlegrove.

Created by Val McDermid.

Omnibus of five-parts written by Shelley Silas

DCI Alma Blair .... Julie Hesmondhalgh
CSM Jo Black .... Jane Hazlegrove
DS Jason Trotter .... John Hollingworth
Narrator and JP .... Jonathan Keeble
Assistant CSM Mo .... Nitin Kundra
Sue, Jean and Blanche ... Helen Kay

Producer: Justine Potter
Executive Producer: Melanie Harris

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


SUN 15:30 The Poppy Factory (b016x22w)
Chris Ledgard explores the story of The Poppy Factory where, 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 London’s Old Kent Road 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. Chris Ledgard discovers the remarkable history and the story of workers also making them at home.

How is the charity coping with a dwindling workforce and a shift to mechanised production?

And discover how money raised from selling the poppies is being used.

Producer: Chris Ledgard

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2011.


SUN 16:00 David Ashton - Old Ladies At The Zoo (b03lnyc8)
Every Monday they go to the zoo, look at the animals, talk about their lives and loves - and share a joke or two. Sometimes Bruno's jokes are a bit too vulgar for Lily's liking. But one Monday...

David Ashton’s poignant, comic-drama was a joint winner of the 1985 Radio Times Drama Awards.

Starring Liz Smith as Lily and Peggy Mount as Bruno.

Producer: Jane Morgan.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.


SUN 16:45 Rosebuds by Frederic Raphael (b00769sb)
From Morden, to Australia to Thailand, Pete and Freddie wonder what on earth has become of their old friend, family man Johnny Olive.

Read by Tom Conti.

Produced by Duncan Minshull.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2002.


SUN 17:00 Poetry Extra (m0011kh7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 today]


SUN 17:30 Ability (b0b3d42g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 today]


SUN 18:00 H Rider-Haggard - She (b0076z26)
Episode 2

Ayesha, the queen whose beauty enthrals and terrifies all who see her, believes Leo to be the lover for whom she has waited 2000 years. She takes Leo and his guardian Holly deep into the mountains to the Pillar of Life.

Hattie Naylor's adaptation of H Rider Haggard's 19th century best-seller set in a mysterious African kingdom explores the complex themes of imperial arrogance, sexual obsession, power and isolation that lie behind the high adventure.

Ayesha…………………………….. Mia Soteriou
Ludwig Holly…………………… Tim McInnerny
Leo……………………………………Oliver Chris
Job………………………………….. Howard Coggins
Billali…………………………………Ben Onwukwe
Ustane………………………………Janice Acquah
Agarah………………………………Damian Lynch

Composed music by Elizabeth Purnell

Producer: Sara Davies

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2006.


SUN 19:00 The Moth Radio Hour (m000jt7k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 19:55 Inheritance Tracks (m00027jh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:10 today]


SUN 20:00 David Ashton - Old Ladies At The Zoo (b03lnyc8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 today]


SUN 20:45 Rosebuds by Frederic Raphael (b00769sb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:45 today]


SUN 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b09pvn2h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


SUN 21:45 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b00l6g8s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today]


SUN 22:00 Ability (b0b3d42g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 today]


SUN 22:30 The Million Pound Radio Show (b008s3js)
Series 1

Episode 4

Reagan rings Gorbachev - and the Daleks at home. Andy Hamilton and Nick Revell's sharp-edged topical humour. From August 1985.


SUN 23:00 Arthur Smith's Balham Bash (b010mztl)
Series 3

Episode 4

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

With Billy Jenkins, Kevin Eldon, Imran Yusef plus poetry from Kate Fox

Producer: Alison Vernon-Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2011.


SUN 23:30 Life: An Idiot's Guide (b043xdf0)
Series 3

Breaking Up

Stephen K Amos is joined by comedians Susan Murray, Tom Craine and Josie Long to present a guide to breaking up.



MONDAY 15 NOVEMBER 2021

MON 00:00 H Rider-Haggard - She (b0076z26)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 The Secret Lives of Colour by Kassia St Clair (Omnibus) (b08w9w2m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:10 Inheritance Tracks (b0b05255)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:10 on Sunday]


MON 02:20 Dead Weight by Val McDermid (Omnibus) (b0b89fsf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:20 on Sunday]


MON 03:30 The Poppy Factory (b016x22w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:30 on Sunday]


MON 04:00 David Ashton - Old Ladies At The Zoo (b03lnyc8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Sunday]


MON 04:45 Rosebuds by Frederic Raphael (b00769sb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:45 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Poetry Extra (m0011kh7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 Ability (b0b3d42g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 Galbraith and the Midas Touch (b061fpw2)
2. Who Goes Next?

An East End criminal lawyer is threatened and a young man disappears.

CAST:

Galbraith …. Bernard Hepton
Finch …. Garard Green
Andreas …. Kevork Malikyan
Evans …. Richard Davies
Doc McDowall …. Robert Gillespie
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.


MON 06:30 Little Novels by Wilkie Collins (m0011l65)
1. Mr Policeman and the Cook

Five Victorian mysteries by Wilkie Collins, dramatised by John Arden.

PC Brady has an astonishing deathbed confession to make.

Wilkie Collins...Ronald Pickup
PC Brady...John Quinn
Priscilla...Rachel Atkins
Priest...Hugh Dickson

Pianist: Colin Guthhe.

Director: David Blount.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1997.


MON 07:00 Reluctant Persuaders (b08n46dj)
Series 2

Think Different

Things are looking up for Hardacre's, the worst advertising agency in London. They're pitching for the biggest account of their lives - the cutting edge new smartphone, the Cosmos X10.

It's the day of the big pitch and Hardacre, Joe, Teddy, Amanda, and Laura are waiting to be called in. They may be waiting rather a long time, in fact, as they appear to have turned up six hours early.

As the day unfolds and the wait continues, it emerges that some of the team may have something to hide. Is there more at stake than meets the eye? And what does it have to do with Charles Blackwell, Hardacre's oldest and dearest nemesis?

Edward Rowett's award-winning sitcom.

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

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


MON 07:30 The Museum of Curiosity (m0011ch7)
Series 16

Episode 4

Professor of Ignorance John Lloyd and the Museum’s latest curator Holly Walsh are joined by comedian, actor and presenter Griff Rhys Jones, bestselling author Mary Roach and award-winning poet Lemn Sissay.

Mary Roach talks about her latest book Animal, Vegetable, Criminal which is about animals who break the law. Lemn Sissay explores the role of a poet and his Christmas Day Project to provide Christmas dinners for care leavers. Griff Rhys Jones discusses his time on Not The Nine O’Clock News and his love for the River Lea.

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

The Museum’s exhibits were catalogued by Mike Shephard, Mike Turner and Jack Chambers 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 (b00gszmr)
From 29/03/1971

A bungling burglar, a struggling pianist and the Clegworthy family's Sunday.

A sequential entertainment for radio starring Ronnie Barker.

With Terence Brady, Pauline Yates and Peggy Ann Wood. Pianist: Gordon Langford.

Written by Chris Allen, Tony Bilbow and Mike Fentiman, David Climie, John Graham, Gerald Wiley and John Fawcett-Wilson.

Producer John Fawcett-Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1971.


MON 08:30 Old Dog and Partridge (b007jq9s)
Episode 1

Landlord Jack gets an offer from his daughter Nicola to help run his pub when she comes home for Christmas, but his reaction is not what she's expecting...

Joe Turner’s six-part sitcom stars Michael Williams as Jack, Lisa Coleman as Nicola, Cherry Morris as Mrs Drummond, Simon Greenall as Andy and Toby Longworth as Various.

Producer: Liz Anstee

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1998.


MON 09:00 It's Your Round (b018g279)
Series 2

Episode 1

The first in a the series in which the panellists bring their own round for the other panellists to play.

Angus Deayton presides over a panel of comedians - Miles Jupp, Fred MacAulay, Josie Long and Nick Helm - all trying to beat each other at their own games.

Featured rounds:

Miles Jupp's 'Test Match Specialists', a quiz using the rules and regulations of the 'world's finest sport' (Miles' words)

Fred MacAulay's 'Play Your Various Different Categories Right', like 'Play Your Cards Right', but with other variables such as Scottish landmarks, household accident statistics, Radio 4 presenter's heights and, er, the song 'Do They Know It's Christmas?' by Band Aid.

Josie Long's 'Dream Day Job' in which panellists have to guess an audience member's dream day job by asking yes/no questions.

Nick Helm's 'Cream Crackered' in which panellists have to eat as many cream crackers as they can in a minute...commentated on by Test Match Special's very own, Henry Blofeld.

Producer: Sam Michell.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2011.


MON 09:30 The Leopard in Autumn (b00c0r22)
Series 1

The Coining of the Capricorn

Prince Ludovico plans to introduce a new currency to his 16th century Italian domain.

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

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

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2001.


MON 10:00 Dee Mitchell (m0011l69)
Broad Canvasses

1. The Thirst Quenchers

Investigative reporter Dee Mitchell returns to Swansea from exile in Spain to find herself embroiled in a death, cover-up and conspiracy. Her reputation draws her into the mysterious death of student Sarah Massey. Did she uncover something untoward about a water pollution ‘accident’?

CAST:

Dee Mitchell .... Sue Johnston
Jarvis .... Martin Troakes
Trevor …. Hugh Dickson
Thomas .... David Middleton
Tracy .... Lynne Seymour
Geraint .... Huw Ceredig
Gareth .... Steffan Rhodri
Jane .... Clare Isaac
Richards .... Ray Llewellyn

Music composed by Laurie Scott-Baker.

Director: Alison Hindell

A BBC Wales production first broadcast on Radio 4 in November 1997.


MON 11:00 TED Radio Hour (m0011l6j)
Series 8

School of Life

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

Guy Raz explores how the classroom is not the only place to learn. How can we learn lessons from life experience?

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


MON 11:50 Inheritance Tracks (m0011l6n)
Hannah Mills MBE

Olympic sailor Hannah Mills MBE chooses Creep by Radiohead and A Thousand Trees by the Stereophonics.


MON 12:00 Lines From My Grandfather's Forehead (b00gszmr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 Old Dog and Partridge (b007jq9s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 Galbraith and the Midas Touch (b061fpw2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 Little Novels by Wilkie Collins (m0011l65)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine (b09hr69d)
Sole Survivor

Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes each day, eats the same lunch at work, and buys two bottles of vodka to drink each weekend. She is fine, completely fine. But one simple act of kindness is about to shatter the walls Eleanor has carefully built around herself.

Gail Honeyman's heartwarming and heartbreaking debut novel.

In this opening episode, Eleanor thinks she's found love, in the shape of local singer Johnnie Lomond. But some appearance-related improvements are needed urgently...

Reader: Tracy Wiles
Producer: Justine Willett
Abridger: Richard Hamilton.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2017.


MON 14:15 Emily Bronte - Wuthering Heights (b0b3c3sk)
6. Hindley

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 written a letter to Cathy but will Nelly deliver it?

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
Edgar ...... Ryan Whittle
Isabella ...... Kerry Gooderson
Hindley ...... Luke Bailey
Hareton ...... Tom Glynn-Carney
Joseph ...... Philip Bretherton
Zilah ...... Georgie Glen
Young Catherine ...... Rosie Boore
Catherine ...... Bryony Hannah
Young Linton ...... Charlie Brand
Older Linton ...... Oliver Zetterstrom
Adult Linton ...... Ryan Whittle

Produced and directed by Tracey Neale.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2018.


MON 14:30 A Shared Vision (b00xj0hp)
Glasses wearing poet John Hegley heads to Zanzibar in East Africa with some old specs - hoping someone can use them.

Bespectacled poet John Hegley has donated a pair of glasses to the Help the Aged Charity. He follows their journey to the East African island of Zanzibar to meet the needy recipient.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2003.


MON 15:00 Dee Mitchell (m0011l69)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 It's Your Round (b018g279)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 16:30 The Leopard in Autumn (b00c0r22)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


MON 17:00 Reluctant Persuaders (b08n46dj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 17:30 The Museum of Curiosity (m0011ch7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 18:00 Haunting Women by Dermot Bolger (b016pyp1)
1. The Linen Mill

The beautiful singing of a young girl is often heard in a Belfast office block but why is she doomed to haunt this building forever?

CAST:

Ellie …. Doreen Keogh
Graham …. Luke Griffin
Mr. Jennings …. John Hewitt
Maggie/Linen Worker …. Rosena Brown
Rachel …. Dawn Bradfield
Alice …. Alison McKenna
Young Ellie …. Jody O‘Neill

Inspired by some of Ireland's most renowned female ghosts, Haunting Women is a group of stories from across the centuries, reliving five tragic tales of women who are doomed to haunt the island for eternity.

Producer: Gemma McMullan

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2005.


MON 18:15 The Mist in the Mirror by Susan Hill (b036nb75)
1. The Three Notebooks

Some extraordinary events that occurred during his travels are revealed by Sir James Monmouth at a gentleman's club...

Susan Hill's atmospheric and chilling ghost story read by Gareth Armstrong, with John Moffatt as the narrator.

Abridged in five parts by Oliver Reynolds.

Producer: Jocelyn Boxall

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1994.


MON 18:30 A Good Read (b01r5ln7)
Robert Peston and Bernadine Evaristo

Writer Bernadine Evaristo and BBC Business Editor Robert Peston join Harriett Gilbert to discuss the merits of books about infanticide, an inter-racial love affair and growing up as one of the Mitford girls.

Bernadine Evaristo has been described as as 'one of Britain's most talented, innovative and successful contemporary writers', drawing on her dual heritage and London roots to energise and inform her work. Her seven books include 'The Emperor's Babe' and 'Blonde Roots'. Her choice for 'A Good Read' is 'The Boy Next Door' by Irene Sabatini, the story of a turbulent love affair between a mixed race girl and her white, casually racist, neighbour, set in newly independent Zimbabwe.

Robert Peston is the BBC's Business Editor, a multi-award winning journalist and writer. He chooses a book by his late wife, Sian Busby which explores the true story of a distressing family secret. Her great-grandmother was sent to Broadmoor for the murder of twin babies in 1919, whom she drowned in a bathtub when suffering from post-natal depression. Busby's book 'The Cruel Mother' explores the personal and historical context of the story.

Harriett's choice this week is 'Hons and Rebels' by Jessica Mitford, a memoir of her eccentric upbringing and approach to life as a controversial writer, civil rights activist and political campaigner.

Producer...Mary Ward-Lowery


MON 19:00 Lines From My Grandfather's Forehead (b00gszmr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 Old Dog and Partridge (b007jq9s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 Galbraith and the Midas Touch (b061fpw2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 Little Novels by Wilkie Collins (m0011l65)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 TED Radio Hour (m0011l6j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:50 Inheritance Tracks (m0011l6n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:50 today]


MON 22:00 The Museum of Curiosity (m0011ch7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 Buy Me Up TV (b009fnlx)
Episode 2

The comedy series inspired by every shopping channel you've ever seen and every product you've never wanted to buy.

With Justin Edwards, Colin Hoult, Katherine Jakeways, Ewen MacIntosh, Alex MacQueen and Greg Proops.

Special Guest: Ruth Madoc

Written by Justin Edwards and Jim Eldred.

Producer: Lucy Armitage

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in March 2008.


MON 23:00 The Now Show (m0011cd5)
Series 59

Episode 3

Steve Punt and Gareth Gwynn present the week via topical stand-up and sketches in front of a remote audience - and all from their own home!

Joining them from a safe distance is Michael Spicer tackling non-sensical poiticians, Priya Hall wonders why we're experiencing shortages of pretty much everything and Igancio Lopez plays us out with a Bowie-inspired song about billionaires in space.

Voice Actors: Luke Kempner and Karen Bartke.

Producer: Pete Strauss & Rajiv Karia
Production Co-Ordinator: Sarah Sharpe

BBC Studios Production


MON 23:30 The Young Postmen (b00fkp61)
Tour de France

Everyone goes on and on about how boring professional cycling is compared to the 1980s. So if Brian, Derek and Sue have to leave the Post Office to look after itself for a bit, and do something about it then it's really ungrateful to start complaining.

Anyway, sorting mail is much harder than it looks, so they probably need a break. And it'll be loads better than some of the rubbish on telly these days.

The surreal escapades of a trio of 'posties' written by and starring Ben Miller. With John Thompson and Felicity Montagu.

Brian ...... Ben Miller
Derek ...... John Thomson
Sue ...... Felicity Montagu
Mr Tilbury ...... Jim Barclay
Captain ...... Alastair McGowan
Melinda ...... Joanna Brooks
Jack Finlay ...... David Mellor

Music by Murray Gold

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1992.



TUESDAY 16 NOVEMBER 2021

TUE 00:00 Haunting Women by Dermot Bolger (b016pyp1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:15 The Mist in the Mirror by Susan Hill (b036nb75)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:15 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 A Good Read (b01r5ln7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 Galbraith and the Midas Touch (b061fpw2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 Little Novels by Wilkie Collins (m0011l65)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine (b09hr69d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:15 Emily Bronte - Wuthering Heights (b0b3c3sk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 A Shared Vision (b00xj0hp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 Dee Mitchell (m0011l69)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 It's Your Round (b018g279)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:30 The Leopard in Autumn (b00c0r22)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 Reluctant Persuaders (b08n46dj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 The Museum of Curiosity (m0011ch7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 Galbraith and the Midas Touch (b061g4g8)
3. Pandora's Box

A file is stolen from a retired lawyer's office and the investigation leads to the hunt for a widow. Vast wealth and secrets are both linked to a death.

CAST:

Galbraith …. Bernard Hepton
Evans …. Richard Davies
Finch …. Garard Green
Doc McDowall …. Robert Gillespie
Bavister …. Eric Richard
Mrs Palmer …. Margery Withers
Andreas …. Kevork Malikyan
Tully …. Clive Merrison
Thorn …. David Ryall

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.


TUE 06:30 Little Novels by Wilkie Collins (m0011l97)
2. Miss Jeromette & The Clergyman

Five Victorian mysteries by Wilkie Collins, dramatised by John Arden.

Stephen Wheatmeal is to take holy orders, but what should he do about his mistress in Chelsea?

Wilkie Collins...Ronald Pickup
Rev Wheatmeal...John Rowe
Young Wheatmeal...David Brooks
Jeromette...Alison Pettitt
Blacklock...David Bannerman.

Pianist: Colin Guthrie
Director: David Blount

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1997.


TUE 07:00 Polyoaks (b08y2pbd)
Series 5

The Battle of Bristol

Dr Phil Hammond and David Spicer's satire on General Practice in the NHS reaches fever pitch. An anti-austerity demo vies with new government NHS plans in a battle for hearts and minds.

Of all the politically challenged GP's practices, Polyoaks, is possibly the most politically confused. As a summer of NHS discontent simmers away, the atmosphere is charged as Dr Roy Thornton (Nigel Planer) receives a visit from a political activist (Jasper Britton) and his brother Dr Hugh Thornton (Simon Greenall) is being wooed by the organisers of yet another top down, root and branch reorganisation of the NHS.

Practice Nurse Monica (Polly Frame) shows signs of going back to her campaigning roots and TV's Dr Jeremy (David Westhead) discovers the potential of arranging the catering at anti-austerity rallies.

Meanwhile, the Machiavellian Stephanie Simons (Margaret Cabourn-Smith) has political plans of her own.

Dr Roy Thornton .….. Nigel Planer
Nurse Monica ...... Polly Frame
TV’s Dr Jeremy ...... David Westhead
Dr Hugh Thornton ...... Simon Greenall
Stephanie Simons ...... Margaret Cabourn-Smith
Hickman ...... Jasper Britton

Writers: Dr Phil Hammond and Mr David Spicer
Director: Frank Stirling

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


TUE 07:30 Jayde Adams: Hometown Glory (m0011cqq)
Episode 1

After over a decade in London, comedian Jayde Adams is returning to her hometown of Bristol. Why? It’s cheaper. But also because of reasons that are much deeper than that, and which she told Radio 4 would probably take two half-hour episodes to explain.

Over the course of this mini series, Jayde is going to be asking what ‘feeling at home’ really means; why we leave home; and why some of us, at least, feel the draw to go back.

Not that Jayde’s story isn’t interesting enough on its own - girl lives in same house for eighteen years, moves to London, moves back again - Jayde’s also spoken to Dawn French, Victoria Scone, Keala Settle and Sophie Willan about their own experiences of home; where they’ve made home; and how it’s made them.

Performed by Jayde Adams
Script editor: Simon Alcock
Producer: Hayley Sterling
Production Coordinator: Sarah Nicholls
Sound Design: Chris Maclean

A BBC Studios Production


TUE 08:00 Round the Horne (b007k26b)
Series 2

The Curse of the Black Stumps

Dark doings for Kenneth Horne in 'The Curse of the Blackstumps', while Julian and Sandy don tights for a very Bona Ballet

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 (b007vcn9)
Winston in Europe

Where Are We Now?

The old rogue challenges Nancy's intelligence. Father sings the praises of Crewe toilets.

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 and Christian Rodska as William.

Director: Shaun MacLoughlin.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1992.


TUE 09:00 The Now Show (m0011cd5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:30 Do Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me (b0076hjw)
Series 1

I Could Write a Book

Roy must face up to life after the loss of Leonard, his beloved trombone. Stars Ram Jam Holder. From October 2003.


TUE 10:00 Dee Mitchell (m0011l99)
Broad Canvasses

2. The Secret Sound of the Sitka Spruce

Investigative reporter Dee Mitchell has returned to Swansea to find herself embroiled in a cover-up and conspiracy. Her reputation draws her into the mysterious death of student Sarah Massey. Did she uncover something untoward about a water pollution ‘accident’? Then, the conspiracy widens as an inventor finds his revolutionary discovery quashed.

CAST:

Dee Mitchell .... Sue Johnston
Jarvis …. Martin Troakes
Jack .... Antony O'Donnell
Thomas …. David Middleton
Tracy .... Lynne Seymour
Carol …. Manon Edwards
Alan …. Hugh Dickson
Sian .... Clare Isaac
Kelly .... Siriol Jenkins
Williams .... Steffan Rhodri

Music composed by Laurie Scott-Baker.

Director: Alison Hindell

A BBC Wales production first broadcast on Radio 4 in November 1997.


TUE 11:00 Archive on 4 (b049xldv)
Boy, Oh Boy, He's Going Down

Sean Street examines those moments where Radio forgets itself, when laughter, alcohol or sheer emotion well up.

Traditionally the wireless has been somewhat formal, but occasionally reporters have been overwhelmed by what they're witnessing, contributors so passionate in argument and commentators overcome by mirth - or drink - that the conventions are dropped.

Then communication comes pure, direct and unselfconscious: a Battle of Britain dogfight sounds like sport, sport like war, a naval fleet becomes fairyland, the author of a fairytale about rabbits attacks another guest.

Hear the moments when Radio reveals far more than what is said.

Producer: Julian May

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2000.


TUE 12:00 Round the Horne (b007k26b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 Winston (b007vcn9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 Galbraith and the Midas Touch (b061g4g8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 Little Novels by Wilkie Collins (m0011l97)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine (b09hrzmg)
Mummy Time

Eleanor thinks she might have met the man of her dreams. But does she dare tell Mummy?

Tracy Wiles reads Gail Honeyman's heartwarming and heartbreaking debut novel.

Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life. Except, sometimes, everything. But one simple act of kindness is about to shatter the walls Eleanor has built around herself.

Reader: Tracy Wiles
Producer: Justine Willett
Abridger: Richard Hamilton.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2017.


TUE 14:15 Emily Bronte - Wuthering Heights (b0b3cvdl)
7. Catherine

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, it's a dark time. The shadow of death lingers over the moors. Heathcliff is now the master of Wuthering Heights and is seeking revenge.

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.


TUE 14:30 The Beat Hotel (b01p0sb1)
Think of American writers in Paris and the chances are the first people to come to mind are the Lost Generation of the 1920s - Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Stein and friends. But a period every bit as significant in the development of American letters and the culture more broadly is often overlooked.

Professor Andrew Hussey tells the story of how a dirty, run-down hotel in the medieval heart of Paris became in the late 1950s and early 1960s a bohemian mecca, attracting some of the most important figures of the Beat Generation. And not only did those individuals live there, they also thrived among the more liberal social attitudes than they'd grown up with in America, creating some of their most important work. Allen Ginsberg wrote much of Kaddish, William Burroughs completed Naked Lunch, Gregory Corso rote BOMB; it was here that the famous cut-up technique so important to Burroughs and so influential on modern culture was invented by Bryon Gysin, and also the place where the Dream Machine - a means of inducing drug free hallucinations - was developed by Burroughs' lover Ian Sommerville.

Andrew also shows that the Beats were much more engaged with their French surroundings than has previously been thought, meeting many of the most important European artists of the day and witnessing the frequent violence that the Algerian War brought with it to the streets in their immediate vicinity. He will make clear that the Beat movement - so often identified as strictly American in its focus - was in fact passionately internationalist and a key influence in global avant-garde political aesthetics.

Produced by Geoff Bird

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2012.


TUE 15:00 Dee Mitchell (m0011l99)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 Elephant in the Room (m00070k9)
Series 1

Episode 5

Sarah Millican hosts a new 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 Sara Pascoe, Jen Brister, Sally-Anne Hayward and Gearoid Farrelly.

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 (b0076hjw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


TUE 17:00 Polyoaks (b08y2pbd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 17:30 Jayde Adams: Hometown Glory (m0011cqq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 18:00 Haunting Women by Dermot Bolger (b016q309)
2. The Wedding Bouquet

Could the tale of a tragic marriage from 1677 have implications for a couple tying the knot today?

CAST:

Emma …. Alison McKenna
Warrender …. John Hewitt
Old Lady …. Doreen Keogh
Sean/Sentry …. Luke Griffin
Arhurst …. Simon Delaney
Wedding Guest …. David Kelly

Written by Dermot Bolger.

Inspired by some of Ireland's most renowned female ghosts, Haunting Women is a group of stories from across the centuries, reliving five tragic tales of women who are doomed to haunt the island for eternity.

Producer: Gemma McMullan

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2005.


TUE 18:15 The Mist in the Mirror by Susan Hill (b036nm98)
2. The Ragged Boy

Sir James Monmouth is obsessed by Conrad Vane. As he continues his research into the explorer, mysterious events unfold as the mirror mists up...

Susan Hill's atmospheric and chilling ghost story read by Gareth Armstrong, with John Moffatt as the narrator.

Abridged in five parts by Oliver Reynolds.

Producer: Jocelyn Boxall

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1994.


TUE 18:30 Soul Music (b037hmxd)
Series 16

Elgar's Dream of Gerontius

How the choral work The Dream of Gerontius, by Elgar, has touched and changed people's lives.

We hear from Terry Waite for whom it was the first piece of music he heard as a hostage in the Lebanon, after four years in solitary confinement.

Music writer and broadcaster Stephen Johnson describes how Elgar's own fragile emotional state is written into the music, which describes the journey taken by a dying man.

Singer Catherine Wyn-Rogers explains how Elgar's music helped her come to terms with the loss of her parents.

Martin Firth recalls a life-enhancing performance of the piece in Bristol cathedral.

Jude Kelly, artistic director of the South Bank Centre, explains how she experienced the choir in this piece as a 'spiritual army' when she performed it at university.

Martyn Marsh describes how the music brought him to a realisation about how he would like to end his days.

And Robin Self recalls a life-changing performance of this piece, which enabled him to grieve for his son.

Producer: Melvin Rickarby

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2013.


TUE 19:00 Round the Horne (b007k26b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 Winston (b007vcn9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 Galbraith and the Midas Touch (b061g4g8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 Little Novels by Wilkie Collins (m0011l97)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 Archive on 4 (b049xldv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 22:00 Jayde Adams: Hometown Glory (m0011cqq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 Fabulous (m000gtjm)
Series 2

Episode 2

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? Life should be entertaining with a speed dating event at the office...

Starring Daisy Haggard with Katy Brand, Stephen Critchlow, Justin Edwards, Mel Hudson, Joanna Neary, John Rowe, Jo Scanlan, Laura Solon, Dan Starkey and Ann Reid. The children were Bradley Ford, Renee Clark and Chelsea Jabbau.

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 (b007wh7j)
4. Machismo

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.

How Will is wondering how he can defend his machismo when he is scared of his builders.

With Ewan Bailey, John Nettles, Dan Tetsell, Roger Drew and Rachel Bavidge.

Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2007.


TUE 23:30 Hamish and Dougal: You'll Have Had Your Tea (b0077007)
Series 3

The Subsidence Adventure

The duo advertise their services as "builders to the gentry" and are soon put to work by 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 September 2006.


TUE 23:45 Quando, Quando, Quando (b007zd2c)
Fishy Business

When the racketeering Fish Brothers pay the Quandos a visit, Carlo is in turmoil, Anthony is in Timbuktu and Charlie is in a world of his own.

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 17 NOVEMBER 2021

WED 00:00 Haunting Women by Dermot Bolger (b016q309)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:15 The Mist in the Mirror by Susan Hill (b036nm98)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:15 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 Soul Music (b037hmxd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 Galbraith and the Midas Touch (b061g4g8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 Little Novels by Wilkie Collins (m0011l97)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine (b09hrzmg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday]


WED 02:15 Emily Bronte - Wuthering Heights (b0b3cvdl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Tuesday]


WED 02:30 The Beat Hotel (b01p0sb1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 Dee Mitchell (m0011l99)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 Elephant in the Room (m00070k9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:30 Do Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me (b0076hjw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 Polyoaks (b08y2pbd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 Jayde Adams: Hometown Glory (m0011cqq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 Galbraith and the Midas Touch (b061ycw3)
4. Gold Medal

Harry Denning has gone missing and veteran detective Bill Galbraith goes down to the river to investigate.

CAST:

Galbraith …. Bernard Hepton
Evans …. Richard Davies
Finch …. Garard Green
Doc McDowall …. Robert Gillespie
Chief Inspector Collins …. Michael Kilgarriff
Andreas …. Kevork Malikyan
Tully …. Clive Merrison
Thorn …. David Ryall

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.


WED 06:30 Little Novels by Wilkie Collins (m0011lyp)
3. Mr Marmaduke & The Minister

A Victorian mystery by Wilkie Collins, dramatised by John Arden.

Felicia leaves her father's remote manse to live in London's Belgravia, but her new husband's strange behaviour is a cause for concern. What secret is he keeping from her?

Wilkie Collins...Ronald Pickup
Rev Maconochie...Peter Kelly
Felicia...Emma Fielding
Mr Marmaduke...Christopher Wright
Yellow-haired Woman...Carolyn Jones

Pianist: Colin Guthrie.
Director: David Blount

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1997.


WED 07:00 Ed Reardon's Week (b00pqh8s)
Series 6

The Charterhouse Redemption

Comedy series by Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds.

Ed Reardon, author, pipe smoker, consummate fare-dodger and master of the abusive email, attempts to survive in a world where the media seems to be run by idiots and lying charlatans.

This week, Ed is happily ensconced in Berkhamsted's premier accommodation for the financially distressed.

Ed Reardon ...... Christopher Douglas
Olive ...... Stephanie Cole
Felix ...... John Fortune
George ...... Simon Greenall
Jaz ...... Philip Jackson
Pearl ...... Rita May
Clipp ...... Geoff McGivern
Ping ...... Barunka O'Shaughnessy
Geoff ...... Tom Price
Stan ...... Geoffrey Whitehead

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2010.


WED 07:30 The Cold Swedish Winter (m0001g8y)
Series 4

Equality

In Danny Robins’ sitcom, Geoff (Adam Riches), persists in his efforts to assimilate in his new country. With Brexit looming, he has become a Swedish citizen, married his Swedish girlfriend , Linda (Sissela Benn) and their son, John (or Yon) is now old enough to start attending dagis (nursery school). 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 perils of Pippi Longstocking and how to get ahead on the Swedish comedy circuit.

Last week, Geoff launched himself onto the job market. This week he struggles to get his head round the differences between British and Swedish attitudes to gender issues. His son wants to be a witch, his family accuse him of being a male chauvinist and his brother-in-law the Death Metal fan, Anders (Fredrik Andersson), is too frightened to ask the love of his life for a date.

Cast:
Geoff: Adam Riches
Linda: Sissela Benn
Anders: Fredrik Andersson
Gunilla: Anna-Lena Bergelin
Sten: Thomas Oredsson
Mattias: Thomas Eriksson
John: Harry Nicolaou
Woman in Supermarket: Johanna Wagrell

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


WED 08:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jrp7)
Series 4

Cyrano de Hancock

Chaos looms when Sid confesses he's in love with the lad's secretary, Grizelda.

Starring Tony Hancock, Sidney James, Bill Kerr, Kenneth Williams and Hattie Jacques.

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 December 1956.


WED 08:30 No Commitments (b00sx228)
Series 4

Faith, Hope and Very Little Charity

Charlotte and Emily find religion, but Victoria loses her patience. Stars Rosemary Leach and Celia Imrie. From August 1996.


WED 09:00 Listomania (b09yhgks)
Series 1

Episode 2

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 Joe Lycett, Celia Pacquola, Holly Walsh and Lloyd Langford.

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

Producers: Sam Bryant and Adnan Ahmed.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 2015.


WED 09:30 All the Young Dudes (b007ncd1)
Series 1

Homeward Bound

Moving back where he grew up, Patrick meets school mate Billy. Jim Sweeney's comedy-drama with Steve Steen. From July 2001.


WED 10:00 Dee Mitchell (m0011lyr)
Broad Canvasses

3. Sarah

Sarah Massey's drowning returns to haunt Dee as she discovers more than she wants to about the pollution cover-up.

Investigative reporter Dee Mitchell has returned to Swansea to find herself embroiled in a death, cover-up and conspiracy. Her reputation draws her into the mysterious death of student Sarah Massey. Did she uncover something untoward about a water pollution ‘accident’? Then, the conspiracy widens as an inventor finds his revolutionary environmental discovery quashed.

CAST:

Dee Mitchell .... Sue Johnston
Jarvis .... Martin Troakes
Jack .... Antony O'Donnell
Sarah .... Siriol Jenkins
Thomas .... David Middleton
Taylor .... Manon Edwards
Richards .... Ray Llewellyn
Peter .... Steffan Rhodri

Music composed by Laurie Scott-Baker.

Director: Alison Hindell

A BBC Wales production first broadcast on Radio 4 in November 1997.


WED 11:00 Down By The River (m0011lyt)
3. And So, To The Sea...

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 (b007jrp7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 No Commitments (b00sx228)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 Galbraith and the Midas Touch (b061ycw3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 Little Novels by Wilkie Collins (m0011lyp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine (b09hs6wt)
A Red-Letter Day

After helping an old man in the street, Eleanor finds her life changing in unexpected ways.

Tracy Wiles reads Gail Honeyman's heartwarming and heartbreaking debut novel.

Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life. Except, sometimes, everything. But one simple act of kindness is about to shatter the walls Eleanor has built around herself.

Reader: Tracy Wiles
Producer: Justine Willett
Abridger: Richard Hamilton.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2017.


WED 14:15 Emily Bronte - Wuthering Heights (b0b3d42b)
8. Linton

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, Edgar promises Catherine he will get Linton back. Only Heathcliff stands in his way.
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
Edgar …… Ryan Whittle

Produced and directed by Tracey Neale.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2018.


WED 14:30 Sentimental Journey (b08fnrhy)
Jack Vettriano

Arthur Smith accompanies artist Jack Vettriano as he returns to his home town of Leven in Fife. Jack reminisces about his youth, growing up in a coal mining town.

Producer: Sara-Jane Hall

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2006.


WED 15:00 Dee Mitchell (m0011lyr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 Listomania (b09yhgks)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


WED 16:30 All the Young Dudes (b007ncd1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


WED 17:00 Ed Reardon's Week (b00pqh8s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 17:30 The Cold Swedish Winter (m0001g8y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 18:00 Haunting Women by Dermot Bolger (b016r25v)
3. The Waiting Wall

Grandmother Sarah returns to the village she grew up in, and relives the scandal and tragedy of her sister.

CAST:

Sean …. Luke Griffin
Granddaughter …. Alison McKenna
Siobhan …. Jody O’Neill
Young Sarah …. Dawn Bradfield
Old Sarah …. Doreen Keogh
Salesman …. Simon Delaney

Written by Dermot Bolger.

Inspired by some of Ireland's most renowned female ghosts, Haunting Women is a group of stories from across the centuries, reliving five tragic tales of women who are doomed to haunt the island for eternity.

Producer: Gemma McMullan

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2005.


WED 18:15 The Mist in the Mirror by Susan Hill (b036pqz8)
3. Close to Home

As he obsesses over explorer Conrad Vane, a startling connection comes to light for Sir James Monmouth...

Susan Hill's atmospheric and chilling ghost story read by Gareth Armstrong, with John Moffatt as the narrator.

Abridged in five parts by Oliver Reynolds.

Producer: Jocelyn Boxall

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1994.


WED 18:30 Short Cuts (m000jvyl)
Words to Live By

Josie Long presents short documentaries about the writers and musicians whose words help us navigate the difficult moments in our lives. From James Baldwin to Adrienne Rich, the lyrics of Jimmie Rodgers to a new poem by Axel Kacoutié.

James Baldwin in conversation with Studs Terkel
Originally broadcast in 1961
Courtesy of the Studs Terkel Radio Archive

for george, breonna, ahmaud, and christian
Produced by James T. Green
Originally made for the podcast u+1f60c

Dedications
Featuring Mary Jean Chan
Produced by Alia Cassam
Featuring recordings of Adrienne Rich from the audio archives of the public radio show, New Letters on the Air, a production of New Letters magazine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City

The Watertank
Featuring Damian Le Bas
Produced by Andrea Rangecroft

You Got Through the Day
Produced by Axel Kacoutié

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

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


WED 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jrp7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 No Commitments (b00sx228)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 Galbraith and the Midas Touch (b061ycw3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 Little Novels by Wilkie Collins (m0011lyp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 Down By The River (m0011lyt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 22:00 The Cold Swedish Winter (m0001g8y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 Les Kelly's Britain (b017cjy8)
Episode 3

Les Kelly (Kevin Bishop) 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'. 'If you aren't normal or decent, this is not the show for you,' says Les.

Should able-bodied people have the same rights as the disabled when it comes to having mobility scooters, guide dogs and hearing aides. This and other outrageous questions are put by Les Kelly, radio's most insensitive presenter. Also on the show - a preacher whose religious education lessons involves twisting balloons into the shape of Moses and Jesus, and a woman with an obsessive hatred of Belgians.

Written by Bill Dare and Julian Dutton.

Produced by Bill Dare.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2011.


WED 23:00 Bleak Expectations (b00w7dnw)
Series 4

A Painful Life Further Re-Miserabled

Pip and Harry put to sea with Captain Beehab in a bid to thwart a sea-going Mister Benevolent and rescue Ripely.

But fate has other plans and they are shipwrecked. Pip soon finds himself on a desert island that holds many surprising secrets.

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 December 2010.


WED 23:30 Bunk Bed (b0bclbn1)
Series 5

Episode 4

Patrick Marber and Peter Curran escape from the hurly-burly of the day into their nearest faraway place - the Bunk Bed. Recorded in the dark and in bed, this is the perfect place for letting thoughts to drift without rhyme or reason.

Tonight they grapple with whether it's disrespectful to read literature in the nude and describe in detail an imagined death-scene for each other.

There's strange BBC archive describing what the Ancient Greeks did with their domesticated hyenas, and a frank discussion on the horrors attendant during a country walk with family and friends.

Produced by Peter Curran.

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


WED 23:45 Roger McGough's Other Half (b050bmfk)
Episode 4

Roger McGough is joined by Helen Atkinson-Wood, Philip Jackson and Richie Webb in a hilarious and surreal new sketch show for BBC Radio 4. With sketches about Fandom, Fatherhood and 17th Century France, you'll hear his familiar voice in a whole new light. Expect merriment and melancholy in equal measures, and a whisker of witty wordplay too.

Produced by Victoria Lloyd.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2015.



THURSDAY 18 NOVEMBER 2021

THU 00:00 Haunting Women by Dermot Bolger (b016r25v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:15 The Mist in the Mirror by Susan Hill (b036pqz8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:15 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 Short Cuts (m000jvyl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 Galbraith and the Midas Touch (b061ycw3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 Little Novels by Wilkie Collins (m0011lyp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine (b09hs6wt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:15 Emily Bronte - Wuthering Heights (b0b3d42b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 Sentimental Journey (b08fnrhy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 Dee Mitchell (m0011lyr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 Listomania (b09yhgks)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:30 All the Young Dudes (b007ncd1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 Ed Reardon's Week (b00pqh8s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 The Cold Swedish Winter (m0001g8y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 Galbraith and the Midas Touch (b05z865m)
5. Aladdin's Cave

A gambling club owner appears to be at the centre of Bill Galbraith's latest mystery, but he's protected.

CAST:

Galbraith …. Bernard Hepton
Evans …. Richard Davies
Finch …. Garard Green
Doc McDowall …. Robert Gillespie
Andreas …. Kevork Malikyan
Thorn …. David Ryall
Rita …. Rosalyn Slater

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.


THU 06:30 Little Novels by Wilkie Collins (m0011m0y)
4. Miss Bertha & The Yankee

A Victorian mystery by Wilkie Collins, dramatised by John Arden.

An Englishman and an American are rivals for the affections of a beautiful heiress.

Wilkie Collins...Ronald Pickup
Bertha Laroche...Alison Pettit
Aunt...Jenny Lee.
Captain Stanwick...David Timson
Lionel Varleigh...David Jarvis
Rector...Ioan Meredith

Pianist: Colin Guthrie
Director: David Blount

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1997.


THU 07:00 ReincarNathan (m0002h1b)
Series 1

Swallow

Nathan didn't really nail life the first time round, so he's been reincarnated and given another chance to live a good life.

In this episode, he's a swallow in Reading forced to migrate south for the winter.

Diane Morgan and Daniel Rigby star in this comedy about the afterlife, with special guest stars Hugh Dennis, Bill Oddie and Amy Beth Hayes.

Jenny ...... Diane Morgan
Nathan ...... Daniel Rigby
Museum Guide ...... Tom Craine
Nathan's Dad ...... Hugh Dennis
Claire ...... Amy-Beth Hayes
Sat Nav ...... Bill Oddy
Wine Drinker ...... Henry Paker
Electronic Voice, Museum Guide, Miss Cobra, Pigeon ...... Freya Parker

Writers: Tom Craine and Henry Paker
Music Composed by Phil Lepherd

Producers: Harriet Jaine and Jonno Richards
A Talkback production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in February 2019.


THU 07:30 Relativity (m000kvkd)
Series 3

Episode 1

Drawing on his own family, the third series of Richard Herring’s comedy drama builds on the warm, lively characters and sharply observed family dynamics of previous series.

His affectionate observation of inter generational misunderstanding, sibling sparring and the ties that bind will resonate with anyone who has ever tried to show their dad which remote turns the television on.

Amid the comedy, Richard broaches some more serious highs and lows of family life. In this series, he focuses on the roller coaster ride of first time parenting, how to maintain a long standing marriage and brass rubbing.

Richard Herring is a comedian, writer, blogger and podcaster and the world's premier semi-professional self-playing snooker player.

Episode 1:
Ian and Chloe are new parents to their much loved but incessantly crying baby, Don. Meanwhile sister Jane has had enough of husband Pete, while Ken and Margaret are simply trying to turn the television on.

Cast:
Margaret…………….Alison Steadman
Ken……………..Phil Davis
Jane…………….Fenella Woolgar
Ian……………….Richard Herring
Chloe…………..Emily Berrington
Pete………………..Gordon Kennedy
Holly………………...Tia Bannon
Mark………………Fred Haig
Nick………………..Harrison Knights

Written by Richard Herring
Sound Design by Eloise Whitmore
Producer: Polly Thomas
Executive Producers: Jon Thoday and Richard Allen Turner
An Avalon Television production for BBC Radio 4


THU 08:00 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b007jskn)
Series 8

Episode 10

The Radio Prune team hand out their gongs - and get saved by the bell.

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

Sketches written by Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie.

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

Music and songs by Graeme Garden, 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 (b0082g2t)
Series 4

5. Health

Headmaster Mr Beeston faces a depleted staff, an anxious parent and a teacher under pressure.

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

CAST:

Phillip Sims …. Karl Howman
Mr Beeston …. James Grout
Mr Holiday …. Tom Watson
Mrs Rudd …. Vivienne Martin
Mrs Patterson …. Deirdre Costello
Mr Marchant …. Roy Spencer
Mark …. Carl Pizzie
Tom …. Ian Steele
Andy …. Mark Murphy
Ghazala …. Katherine Ludlow

Producer: John Fawcett-Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1989.


THU 09:00 The Unbelievable Truth (b0978p0j)
Series 19

Episode 2

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

Richard Osman, Arthur Smith, Lou Sanders and Phil Wang are the panellists obliged to talk with deliberate inaccuracy on subjects as varied as Kanye West, sugar, chickens and aeroplanes.

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 (b008h696)
Series 2

Up on the Roof

Landing a job performing in a prison, will Robert finally get a captive audience?

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

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

With:
Stephen Garlick
Jane Slavin
Donald Gee
David Ryall
Charles Simpson
Marcia Warren
Moray Watson

Producer: Paul Spencer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in March 1990.


THU 10:00 Drama (b09kpm4s)
Penelope Fitzgerald - Offshore

Michael Butt's dramatisation of Penelope Fitzgerald's 1979 Booker Prize-winning novel is set amongst a small community of eccentric barge-dwellers on the River Thames. Nenna and her two daughters have tricky decisions to make.

CAST:
Nenna ..... Hattie Morahan
Tilda ..... Rosie Boore
Martha ..... Molly Pipe
Maurice ..... Joel MacCormack
Richard ..... Clive Hayward
Willis ..... Neil McCaul
Laura ..... Isabella Inchbald
Fr. Watson/Edward ..... David Reakes
Pinkie ..... Rupert Holliday-Evans
Antiques Man ..... Philip Bretherton
Louise ..... Kath Weare
Mrs Hodge ..... Ellie Darvill

Director: David Hunter

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2018.


THU 11:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b09pvn2h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


THU 11:45 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b00l6g8s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]


THU 12:00 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b007jskn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 King Street Junior (b0082g2t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 Galbraith and the Midas Touch (b05z865m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 Little Novels by Wilkie Collins (m0011m0y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine (b09hw51q)
A Small Steady Candle

Eleanor is in a social whirl - first a hospital visit, then tea with Raymond's mother, and now a party. Whatever next?

Tracy Wiles continues Gail Honeyman's heartwarming and sometimes heartbreaking debut novel.

Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life. Except, sometimes, everything. But one simple act of kindness is about to shatter the walls Eleanor has built around herself.

Reader: Tracy Wiles
Producer: Justine Willett
Abridger: Richard Hamilton.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2017.


THU 14:15 Emily Bronte - Wuthering Heights (b0b3fkpv)
9. Nelly

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, Catherine discovers Linton lives at Wuthering Heights and begins to keep secrets. Nelly knows Heathcliff is the engineer of all this and is determined to stop him.

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 The Georgians: Restraint, Revolution and Reform (b049z4ww)
1. Stability

Amanda Foreman examines the formative years of British politics when the most important structures of British life - still valued and recognised today - were established in the shadow of revolution.

Amanda invites us to enter the world of the political elite in London's luxurious St James' Square. Here, political heavyweights would gather for a season debating and defining British politics. Against a backdrop of decadence, they went about the serious business of crafting the structures of politics and society so familiar to us in the 21st Century.

The Georgians continuously tested where true power lay – in the Monarchy, or in Parliament. At Buckingham Palace with the keeper of the Queen's pictures, Desmond Shawe-Taylor, Amanda discovers how a monarchy imported from Hanover styled themselves as a constitutional monarchy that showed deference to the structures of British politics.

But this wasn't just a power play by ambitious politicians, it was part of a reforming attitude exemplified by calls to reform Parliament and make it more representative of the people. No 18th century figure embodied the development of this political modernity more than Edmund Burke, the Irish philosopher and politician, who Amanda encounters with MP Jesse Norman.

The struggle for power was a struggle for control of the people, made more pressing in a climate of fear as revolution took hold across the channel in France. But, as Amanda shows, local-level politics in Georgian Britain was a type of 'soft power' that eased tensions.

Produced by Katherine Godfrey.
A Whistledown production for Radio 4, first broadcast in July 2014.


THU 15:00 Drama (b09kpm4s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 The Unbelievable Truth (b0978p0j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


THU 16:30 An Actor's Life for Me (b008h696)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


THU 17:00 ReincarNathan (m0002h1b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 17:30 Relativity (m000kvkd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 18:00 Haunting Women by Dermot Bolger (b016r526)
4. The Shimmering Dress

In 19th-century Ireland, the beautiful Cecilia rejects the squire's advances. But can she ever escape him?

CAST:

Cecilia …. Alison McKenna
Butler …. Luke Griffin
Caswel …. John Hewitt
Grandfather …. David Kelly
Squire Burke …. Simon Delaney
Child …. Hannah Gordon

Written by Dermot Bolger.

Inspired by some of Ireland's most renowned female ghosts, Haunting Women is a group of stories from across the centuries, reliving five tragic tales of women who are doomed to haunt the island for eternity.

Producer: Gemma McMullan

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2005.


THU 18:15 The Mist in the Mirror by Susan Hill (b036pw9z)
4. The Familiar Surroundings

Another eerie visitation leads Sir James Monmouth north to a grim appointment...

Susan Hill's atmospheric and chilling ghost story read by Gareth Armstrong, with John Moffatt as the narrator.

Abridged in five parts by Oliver Reynolds.

Producer: Jocelyn Boxall

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1994.


THU 18:30 Great Lives (b091v0c7)
Series 43

Tracy Chevalier on Mary Anning

Matthew Parris and his guest - novelist Tracy Chevalier - discuss the life of Mary Anning, the working class woman from Lyme Regis who discovered full dinosaur skeletons on Dorset's Jurassic Coast and sold them to collectors in the early 1800s. They are joined by Hugh Torrens, Emeritus Professor of History of Science and Technology at the University of Keele. Mary's remarkable finds came before Charles Darwin's theory of evolution and she believed them at first to be giant crocodiles, but as scientists began flocking to Lyme Regis to buy her specimens, she started to educate herself in geology, becoming an authority on fossils.

However, as with many of the subjects of Great Lives, she was never fully credited for her efforts and faded from public consciousness after her death.

Producer: Maggie Ayre

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2017.


THU 19:00 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b007jskn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 King Street Junior (b0082g2t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 Galbraith and the Midas Touch (b05z865m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 Little Novels by Wilkie Collins (m0011m0y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b09pvn2h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


THU 21:45 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b00l6g8s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]


THU 22:00 Relativity (m000kvkd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 The Penny Dreadfuls (b012f5qv)
Revolution

The French Revolution was one of the most far-reaching social and political upheavals in modern history spanning 10 years and involving the execution of the King, collapse of monarchy and slaughter of thousands at the guillotine.

Starring Richard E Grant and Sally Hawkins.

Comedy trio The Penny Dreadfuls attempt to tell the epic story of the Revolution in one hour, with jokes.

Richard E Grant is Maximilien Robespierre the dictatorial architect of the Reign of Terror, who sent thousands to their death and Sally Hawkins is Marie-Therese, the 16 year old daughter of Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI.

Marie-Therese was incarcerated for three years by the revolutionaries. When she was locked up her father, mother, aunt and little brother were also with her. After the execution of her father the rest of the family were moved to another part of the tower and Marie-Therese was kept in solitary confinement. It's recorded that Robespierre visited Marie-Therese at one point in the tower but there's no historical record of that conversation. This play is that conversation.

Written by and co-starring The Penny Dreadfuls: Humphrey Ker, David Reed and Thom Tuck, plus Margaret Cabourn-Smith.

Producer: Julia McKenzie

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2011.


THU 23:30 Wondermentalist Cabaret (b00y2f1f)
Series 1

Episode 1

Poet, performer, enemy of all that's difficult and upsetting, Matt Harvey brings his own comedy-infused, musically-enhanced, slightly interactive poetry cabaret to the airwaves.

Recorded in front of an audience in Bristol, he's joined by Elvis McGonagall and one man house band Jerri Hart.

Fellow poets Lucy English and Byron Vincent battle it out with Elvis in a Dead Poets' Slam, while the audience compose their own poem on the subject of Sundays.

Producer: Mark Smalley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2011.



FRIDAY 19 NOVEMBER 2021

FRI 00:00 Haunting Women by Dermot Bolger (b016r526)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:15 The Mist in the Mirror by Susan Hill (b036pw9z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:15 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 Great Lives (b091v0c7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 Galbraith and the Midas Touch (b05z865m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 Little Novels by Wilkie Collins (m0011m0y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine (b09hw51q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:15 Emily Bronte - Wuthering Heights (b0b3fkpv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 The Georgians: Restraint, Revolution and Reform (b049z4ww)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 Drama (b09kpm4s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 The Unbelievable Truth (b0978p0j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:30 An Actor's Life for Me (b008h696)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 ReincarNathan (m0002h1b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 Relativity (m000kvkd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 Galbraith and the Midas Touch (b0622ysh)
6. The Pyramid of Gold

Bill Galbraith discovers a multi-million pound theft, but fears the culprits will get away with it.

CAST:

Galbraith …. Bernard Hepton
Evans …. Richard Davies
Finch …. Garard Green
Doc McDowall …. Robert Gillespie
Carson …. Matthew Francis
Inspector Burridge …. Michael Kilgarriff
Thorn …. David Ryall
Rita …. Rosalyn Slater

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 Little Novels by Wilkie Collins (m0011klv)
5. Miss Morris & The Stranger

A Victorian mystery by Wilkie Collins, dramatised by John Arden.

A governess is the recipient of a generous legacy.

Wilkie Collins...Ronald Pickup
Nancy Morris...Deborah Berlin
Sextus Sax...Alastair Danson
Sir Gervase Damian...Hugh Dickson
Mrs Fosdyke...Jane Whittenshaw
Miss Melbury...Alison Pettitt
Freddy...Lucas Rush
Miss Ellen...Katie Lucy
Miss Eva...Katie Clarke

Pianist Colin Guthrie.
Director: David Blount.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1997.


FRI 07:00 All Those Women (b06fkd21)
Series 1

Episode 4

It's Maggie's 60th birthday, so bring on the surprise present! And also some unwelcome revelations and a lot of facts about ballooning...

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
David ...... Denis Lill
Niamh ...... Isy Suttie
Gareth ...... Stephen Critchlow
Announcement ...... George Watkins

Script editor: Richard Turner

Producer: Alexandra Smith

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


FRI 07:30 The Confessional (m0011k2g)
Series 2

The Confession of David Quantick

Stephen Mangan puts another penitent through their paces in the comedy chat show about confession, embarrassment and a guilty conscience

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 is in conversation with David Quantick, the prolific writer and broadcaster whose career has taken him from staff writer at NME to winning an Emmy award for his work on Veep. They discuss fake news, how to devastate a birthday party and airborne nudity.

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

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 (b007jp6h)
Series 2

Fallen Idol

During platoon training, fellow officers lead Captain Mainwaring astray.

CAST:

Captain Mainwaring …. Arthur Lowe
Sergeant Wilson …. John Le Mesurier
Corporal Jones …. Clive Dunn
Private Frazer …. John Laurie
Private Pike …. Ian Lavender
Private Godfrey …. Arnold Ridley
Captain Reid …. Jack Watson
Captain Square …. Geoffrey Lumsden
Sergeant Major …. Michael Brennan
Pritchard …. Norman Ettlinger
Announcer…. John Snagge

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

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1975.


FRI 08:30 Second Thoughts (b00kf4ny)
Series 3

Laugh and Marriage

Bill wants Richard and Liza to cool their ardour, while Faith is stoking the fires.

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

Stars Lynda Bellingham as Faith, James Bolam as Bill, Celia Imrie as Hilary, Belinda Lang as Liza, Geoffrey Whitehead as Richard, Mark Denham as Joe, Jo Kendall as Marjorie and Mark Straker as Alex.

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 (b0640pnx)
Series 3

Episode 6

Who does Susan Calman often get mistaken for? What does Vernon Kay consider his career lowlight? What's the naughtiest thing Sara Pascoe 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 Susan Calman picks her friend, presenter Vernon Kay picks his old university pal, and comedian Sara Pascoe chooses her mum.

Producer: Matt Stronge

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2015.


FRI 09:30 Ballylenon (b007jx40)
Series 4

Episode 4

A phone call gives Phonsie the ammunition to deal with Packy McGoldrick.
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 Judith Johnson - Uganda (b0886ywd)
Agoraphobic widower Billy Ellis’s wanderlust has never taken him further than Rhyl. He spends his days keeping a troubled eye on the world through his atlas and foreign news reports.

But a growing friendship with his daughter's boyfriend tempts him to plan a trip to London...

Judith Johnson’s play stars Ronald Pickup.

Billy Ellis .... Ronald Pickup
Trish Ellis ... Bharti Patel
Tommy Ellis... Paul Haigh
Gayle Ellis ... Michelle Butterly
Emily Ellis.... Penny Layden
Aakash .... Ameet Chaana
Sal .... Anna Niland

Director: Kristine Landon-Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1996.


FRI 11:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m0011n32)
We're Going Down The Pub

Chris Pearson and Laura Grimshaw listen in to podcasts about pub culture. From cocktails to quizzing, beer to board games, conversation to crisps, we're pubbing in podcast form.


FRI 12:00 Dad's Army (b007jp6h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 Second Thoughts (b00kf4ny)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 Galbraith and the Midas Touch (b0622ysh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 Little Novels by Wilkie Collins (m0011klv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine (b09hw97w)
Accessories Maketh the Woman

With the Man of her Dreams' gig approaching, Eleanor realises she's badly neglected her self-improvement plans. Some urgent pampering is required...

Tracy Wiles continues Gail Honeyman's heartwarming and sometimes heartbreaking novel.

Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life. Except, sometimes, everything. But one simple act of kindness is about to shatter the walls Eleanor has built around herself.

Reader: Tracy Wiles
Producer: Justine Willett
Abridger: Richard Hamilton.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2021.


FRI 14:15 Emily Bronte - Wuthering Heights (b0b3ftjc)
10. Heathcliff

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 setting a trap, Heathcliff has imprisoned Catherine and Nelly at Wuthering Heights. A haunted Heathcliff seems determined to wreak revenge to the bitter end.
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 The Georgians: Restraint, Revolution and Reform (b04brjnr)
2. Reform

In the final part of a series examining the political impact of the Georgian era, Amanda Foreman looks at politics on the ground as she considers the structures of British life that created both control and freedom. She asks why Britain experienced political evolution, not revolution.

In 1832 the British political elite voluntarily chose to weaken its own power for the first and only time in history. This was the result of the Reform Act, which added 130 new seats to Parliament and almost doubled the number of people able to vote in general elections.

While riot and rebellion was rife and often met with violent backlash from those in power, Amanda argues that the Georgian elites placed emphasis on freedom through a strengthening of the apparatus of control in politics and the law and that ordinary people could exercise political influence even without the vote.

Meeting radicals in Newcastle and evangelical conservatives in the Mendip hills, Amanda examines how the ordinary disenfranchised man and woman increasingly invested in politics and civic life through a combination of local-level political interaction, seemingly non-political actions such as philanthropy, and direct rebellion - thereby avoiding heads on sticks and, instead, transforming how the elected related to the people.

The series examines the formative years of British politics when the most important structures of British life we value and recognise today were established – and all in the shadow of revolution. It paints a picture of the Georgian legacy, one where decadence and scandal takes a backseat to proto-democracy and social reform.

Producer: Katherine Godfrey

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


FRI 15:00 Judith Johnson - Uganda (b0886ywd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 It's Not What You Know (b0640pnx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


FRI 16:30 Ballylenon (b007jx40)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


FRI 17:00 All Those Women (b06fkd21)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 17:30 The Confessional (m0011k2g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 18:00 Haunting Women by Dermot Bolger (b016q02f)
5. The Riding Crop

A bitter dispute between sisters 200 years ago means a precious wedding gift must be cared for in the present.

CAST:

Sharon …. Dawn Bradfield
Beatrice …. Jody O’Neill
Anthony …. Luke Griffin
Creed …. John Hewitt
Lucinda …. Alison McKenna
Priest …. David Kelly

Written by Dermot Bolger.

Inspired by some of Ireland's most renowned female ghosts, Haunting Women is a group of stories from across the centuries, reliving five tragic tales of women who are doomed to haunt the island for eternity.

Producer: Gemma McMullan

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2005.


FRI 18:15 The Mist in the Mirror by Susan Hill (b036q7t8)
5. Waves of Evil

Sir James Monmouth's eerie obsession reaches a terrifying conclusion, but is that the end of the story?

Conclusion of Susan Hill's atmospheric and chilling ghost story read by Gareth Armstrong, with John Moffatt as the narrator.

Abridged in five parts by Oliver Reynolds.

Producer: Jocelyn Boxall

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1994.


FRI 18:30 Off the Page (b01jqsyd)
What It Says on the Tin

There is a well known advert for woodstain with the modest boast, "It does what it says on the tin."

This is the theme for our trio of writers - actor Michael Simkins, psychologist Dr Funke Baffour, and journalist Tom Mitchelson. Truth and lies in everyday life, and how honest are we with those we love, including ourselves.

Tom Mitchelson reveals a sideline as an investigative journalist - infiltrating a male bonding cult, posing as a playboy, pretending to be a foreign language teacher - to get at a higher truth. "I find it exhilarating," he confesses.

Not everything is as it seems in Off The Page, presented by Dominic Arkwright.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2012.


FRI 19:00 Dad's Army (b007jp6h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 Second Thoughts (b00kf4ny)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 Galbraith and the Midas Touch (b0622ysh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 Little Novels by Wilkie Collins (m0011klv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m0011n32)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 22:00 The Confessional (m0011k2g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 Talking to Strangers (b0717j28)
Episode 4

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 Coleman, Jessica Hynes, Steve Evets, Sinead Matthews and Joel Fry.

Producer: Sam Bryan

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


FRI 23:00 Old Harry's Game (b00hlcr4)
Series 7

Episode 1

Hell faces confusion when a dog turns up - as animals aren't evil, except dolphins.

Jean-Paul Sartre said "Hell is other people", but, as Satan will tell you, Hell is actually a fiery, unendingly cruel domain where Oliver Reed can never catch the barman's eye and Yves St Laurent is forced to wear a donkey jacket.

Hell is thrown into confusion when a dog turns up. Animals aren't meant to be in Satan's care because they aren't inherently evil - except for dolphins!
Stars Andy Hamilton as Satan, Annette Crosbie as Edith, Robert Duncan as Scumspawn and Jimmy Mulville as Thomas.

Additional roles played by Michael Fenton Stevens and Philip Pope.

Written by Andy Hamilton.

Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2009.


FRI 23:30 Think the Unthinkable (b01hpf1m)
Series 3

The Post Office

Ryan and the management consultants try to overhaul the Post Office. Stars Marcus Brigstocke and David Mitchell. 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 01:30 SAT (b01djrp9)

A Good Read 18:30 MON (b01r5ln7)

A Good Read 00:30 TUE (b01r5ln7)

A Life of Bliss 08:30 SUN (m0007xzy)

A Shared Vision 14:30 MON (b00xj0hp)

A Shared Vision 02:30 TUE (b00xj0hp)

Ability 12:30 SUN (b0b3d42g)

Ability 17:30 SUN (b0b3d42g)

Ability 22:00 SUN (b0b3d42g)

Ability 05:30 MON (b0b3d42g)

All Those Women 05:00 SAT (b06d2fxv)

All Those Women 07:00 FRI (b06fkd21)

All Those Women 17:00 FRI (b06fkd21)

All the Young Dudes 09:30 WED (b007ncd1)

All the Young Dudes 16:30 WED (b007ncd1)

All the Young Dudes 04:30 THU (b007ncd1)

An Actor's Life for Me 09:30 THU (b008h696)

An Actor's Life for Me 16:30 THU (b008h696)

An Actor's Life for Me 04:30 FRI (b008h696)

Archive on 4 13:00 SAT (b0075qwl)

Archive on 4 01:00 SUN (b0075qwl)

Archive on 4 11:00 TUE (b049xldv)

Archive on 4 21:00 TUE (b049xldv)

Arthur Smith's Balham Bash 23:00 SUN (b010mztl)

Ballylenon 04:30 SAT (b007w3j8)

Ballylenon 09:30 FRI (b007jx40)

Ballylenon 16:30 FRI (b007jx40)

Bleak Expectations 23:00 WED (b00w7dnw)

Bunk Bed 23:30 WED (b0bclbn1)

Buy Me Up TV 15:30 SAT (b0094k0g)

Buy Me Up TV 03:30 SUN (b0094k0g)

Buy Me Up TV 22:30 MON (b009fnlx)

CP Snow - Strangers and Brothers 03:00 SAT (b017sv17)

Chain Reaction 22:30 SAT (b074xvfq)

Dad's Army 08:00 FRI (b007jp6h)

Dad's Army 12:00 FRI (b007jp6h)

Dad's Army 19:00 FRI (b007jp6h)

David Ashton - Old Ladies At The Zoo 16:00 SUN (b03lnyc8)

David Ashton - Old Ladies At The Zoo 20:00 SUN (b03lnyc8)

David Ashton - Old Ladies At The Zoo 04:00 MON (b03lnyc8)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 10:45 SUN (b00l6g8s)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 21:45 SUN (b00l6g8s)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 11:45 THU (b00l6g8s)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 21:45 THU (b00l6g8s)

Dead Weight by Val McDermid (Omnibus) 14:20 SUN (b0b89fsf)

Dead Weight by Val McDermid (Omnibus) 02:20 MON (b0b89fsf)

Dee Mitchell 10:00 MON (m0011l69)

Dee Mitchell 15:00 MON (m0011l69)

Dee Mitchell 03:00 TUE (m0011l69)

Dee Mitchell 10:00 TUE (m0011l99)

Dee Mitchell 15:00 TUE (m0011l99)

Dee Mitchell 03:00 WED (m0011l99)

Dee Mitchell 10:00 WED (m0011lyr)

Dee Mitchell 15:00 WED (m0011lyr)

Dee Mitchell 03:00 THU (m0011lyr)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:00 SUN (b09pvn2h)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:00 SUN (b09pvn2h)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 11:00 THU (b09pvn2h)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:00 THU (b09pvn2h)

Do Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me 09:30 TUE (b0076hjw)

Do Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me 16:30 TUE (b0076hjw)

Do Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me 04:30 WED (b0076hjw)

Down By The River 11:00 WED (m0011lyt)

Down By The River 21:00 WED (m0011lyt)

Drama 10:00 THU (b09kpm4s)

Drama 15:00 THU (b09kpm4s)

Drama 03:00 FRI (b09kpm4s)

Ed Reardon's Week 07:00 WED (b00pqh8s)

Ed Reardon's Week 17:00 WED (b00pqh8s)

Ed Reardon's Week 05:00 THU (b00pqh8s)

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine 14:00 MON (b09hr69d)

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine 02:00 TUE (b09hr69d)

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine 14:00 TUE (b09hrzmg)

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine 02:00 WED (b09hrzmg)

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine 14:00 WED (b09hs6wt)

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine 02:00 THU (b09hs6wt)

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine 14:00 THU (b09hw51q)

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine 02:00 FRI (b09hw51q)

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine 14:00 FRI (b09hw97w)

Elephant in the Room 16:00 TUE (m00070k9)

Elephant in the Room 04:00 WED (m00070k9)

Emily Bronte - Wuthering Heights 02:15 SAT (b0b2mrc1)

Emily Bronte - Wuthering Heights 14:15 MON (b0b3c3sk)

Emily Bronte - Wuthering Heights 02:15 TUE (b0b3c3sk)

Emily Bronte - Wuthering Heights 14:15 TUE (b0b3cvdl)

Emily Bronte - Wuthering Heights 02:15 WED (b0b3cvdl)

Emily Bronte - Wuthering Heights 14:15 WED (b0b3d42b)

Emily Bronte - Wuthering Heights 02:15 THU (b0b3d42b)

Emily Bronte - Wuthering Heights 14:15 THU (b0b3fkpv)

Emily Bronte - Wuthering Heights 02:15 FRI (b0b3fkpv)

Emily Bronte - Wuthering Heights 14:15 FRI (b0b3ftjc)

Fabulous 22:30 TUE (m000gtjm)

Fresh Blood 00:15 SAT (b007k2sk)

Galbraith and the Midas Touch 01:00 SAT (b061fdq3)

Galbraith and the Midas Touch 06:00 MON (b061fpw2)

Galbraith and the Midas Touch 13:00 MON (b061fpw2)

Galbraith and the Midas Touch 20:00 MON (b061fpw2)

Galbraith and the Midas Touch 01:00 TUE (b061fpw2)

Galbraith and the Midas Touch 06:00 TUE (b061g4g8)

Galbraith and the Midas Touch 13:00 TUE (b061g4g8)

Galbraith and the Midas Touch 20:00 TUE (b061g4g8)

Galbraith and the Midas Touch 01:00 WED (b061g4g8)

Galbraith and the Midas Touch 06:00 WED (b061ycw3)

Galbraith and the Midas Touch 13:00 WED (b061ycw3)

Galbraith and the Midas Touch 20:00 WED (b061ycw3)

Galbraith and the Midas Touch 01:00 THU (b061ycw3)

Galbraith and the Midas Touch 06:00 THU (b05z865m)

Galbraith and the Midas Touch 13:00 THU (b05z865m)

Galbraith and the Midas Touch 20:00 THU (b05z865m)

Galbraith and the Midas Touch 01:00 FRI (b05z865m)

Galbraith and the Midas Touch 06:00 FRI (b0622ysh)

Galbraith and the Midas Touch 13:00 FRI (b0622ysh)

Galbraith and the Midas Touch 20:00 FRI (b0622ysh)

Great Lives 07:30 SAT (b09111hc)

Great Lives 17:30 SAT (b09111hc)

Great Lives 05:30 SUN (b09111hc)

Great Lives 18:30 THU (b091v0c7)

Great Lives 00:30 FRI (b091v0c7)

Guy Browning's Small Talk 23:30 SAT (b0076n25)

H Rider-Haggard - She 18:00 SUN (b0076z26)

H Rider-Haggard - She 00:00 MON (b0076z26)

Hamish and Dougal: You'll Have Had Your Tea 14:45 SAT (b0076zx3)

Hamish and Dougal: You'll Have Had Your Tea 02:45 SUN (b0076zx3)

Hamish and Dougal: You'll Have Had Your Tea 23:30 TUE (b0077007)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:00 WED (b007jrp7)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:00 WED (b007jrp7)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:00 WED (b007jrp7)

Haunting Women by Dermot Bolger 18:00 MON (b016pyp1)

Haunting Women by Dermot Bolger 00:00 TUE (b016pyp1)

Haunting Women by Dermot Bolger 18:00 TUE (b016q309)

Haunting Women by Dermot Bolger 00:00 WED (b016q309)

Haunting Women by Dermot Bolger 18:00 WED (b016r25v)

Haunting Women by Dermot Bolger 00:00 THU (b016r25v)

Haunting Women by Dermot Bolger 18:00 THU (b016r526)

Haunting Women by Dermot Bolger 00:00 FRI (b016r526)

Haunting Women by Dermot Bolger 18:00 FRI (b016q02f)

Helen Keen's It Is Rocket Science 23:45 SAT (b01j5nxt)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 08:00 THU (b007jskn)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 12:00 THU (b007jskn)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 19:00 THU (b007jskn)

Inheritance Tracks 07:10 SUN (m00027jh)

Inheritance Tracks 11:55 SUN (m00027jh)

Inheritance Tracks 14:10 SUN (b0b05255)

Inheritance Tracks 19:55 SUN (m00027jh)

Inheritance Tracks 02:10 MON (b0b05255)

Inheritance Tracks 11:50 MON (m0011l6n)

Inheritance Tracks 21:50 MON (m0011l6n)

It's Not What You Know 04:00 SAT (b0639w41)

It's Not What You Know 09:00 FRI (b0640pnx)

It's Not What You Know 16:00 FRI (b0640pnx)

It's Your Round 09:00 MON (b018g279)

It's Your Round 16:00 MON (b018g279)

It's Your Round 04:00 TUE (b018g279)

Jayde Adams: Hometown Glory 07:30 TUE (m0011cqq)

Jayde Adams: Hometown Glory 17:30 TUE (m0011cqq)

Jayde Adams: Hometown Glory 22:00 TUE (m0011cqq)

Jayde Adams: Hometown Glory 05:30 WED (m0011cqq)

Judith Johnson - Uganda 10:00 FRI (b0886ywd)

Judith Johnson - Uganda 15:00 FRI (b0886ywd)

King Street Junior 08:30 THU (b0082g2t)

King Street Junior 12:30 THU (b0082g2t)

King Street Junior 19:30 THU (b0082g2t)

Les Kelly's Britain 22:30 WED (b017cjy8)

Life With The Lyons 09:00 SUN (m0011mhk)

Life: An Idiot's Guide 15:00 SAT (b0436hkz)

Life: An Idiot's Guide 03:00 SUN (b0436hkz)

Life: An Idiot's Guide 23:30 SUN (b043xdf0)

Lines From My Grandfather's Forehead 12:30 SAT (b00glrvd)

Lines From My Grandfather's Forehead 08:00 MON (b00gszmr)

Lines From My Grandfather's Forehead 12:00 MON (b00gszmr)

Lines From My Grandfather's Forehead 19:00 MON (b00gszmr)

Listomania 08:00 SAT (b09xk5rb)

Listomania 09:00 WED (b09yhgks)

Listomania 16:00 WED (b09yhgks)

Listomania 04:00 THU (b09yhgks)

Little Novels by Wilkie Collins 06:30 MON (m0011l65)

Little Novels by Wilkie Collins 13:30 MON (m0011l65)

Little Novels by Wilkie Collins 20:30 MON (m0011l65)

Little Novels by Wilkie Collins 01:30 TUE (m0011l65)

Little Novels by Wilkie Collins 06:30 TUE (m0011l97)

Little Novels by Wilkie Collins 13:30 TUE (m0011l97)

Little Novels by Wilkie Collins 20:30 TUE (m0011l97)

Little Novels by Wilkie Collins 01:30 WED (m0011l97)

Little Novels by Wilkie Collins 06:30 WED (m0011lyp)

Little Novels by Wilkie Collins 13:30 WED (m0011lyp)

Little Novels by Wilkie Collins 20:30 WED (m0011lyp)

Little Novels by Wilkie Collins 01:30 THU (m0011lyp)

Little Novels by Wilkie Collins 06:30 THU (m0011m0y)

Little Novels by Wilkie Collins 13:30 THU (m0011m0y)

Little Novels by Wilkie Collins 20:30 THU (m0011m0y)

Little Novels by Wilkie Collins 01:30 FRI (m0011m0y)

Little Novels by Wilkie Collins 06:30 FRI (m0011klv)

Little Novels by Wilkie Collins 13:30 FRI (m0011klv)

Little Novels by Wilkie Collins 20:30 FRI (m0011klv)

No Commitments 08:30 WED (b00sx228)

No Commitments 12:30 WED (b00sx228)

No Commitments 19:30 WED (b00sx228)

Off the Page 00:30 SAT (b017mszw)

Off the Page 18:30 FRI (b01jqsyd)

Old Dog and Partridge 08:30 MON (b007jq9s)

Old Dog and Partridge 12:30 MON (b007jq9s)

Old Dog and Partridge 19:30 MON (b007jq9s)

Old Harry's Game 23:00 FRI (b00hlcr4)

Podcast Radio Hour 11:00 FRI (m0011n32)

Podcast Radio Hour 21:00 FRI (m0011n32)

Poetry Extra 12:00 SUN (m0011kh7)

Poetry Extra 17:00 SUN (m0011kh7)

Poetry Extra 05:00 MON (m0011kh7)

Polyoaks 07:00 TUE (b08y2pbd)

Polyoaks 17:00 TUE (b08y2pbd)

Polyoaks 05:00 WED (b08y2pbd)

Quando, Quando, Quando 23:45 TUE (b007zd2c)

ReincarNathan 07:00 THU (m0002h1b)

ReincarNathan 17:00 THU (m0002h1b)

ReincarNathan 05:00 FRI (m0002h1b)

Relativity 07:30 THU (m000kvkd)

Relativity 17:30 THU (m000kvkd)

Relativity 22:00 THU (m000kvkd)

Relativity 05:30 FRI (m000kvkd)

Reluctant Persuaders 09:30 SUN (b08md98w)

Reluctant Persuaders 07:00 MON (b08n46dj)

Reluctant Persuaders 17:00 MON (b08n46dj)

Reluctant Persuaders 05:00 TUE (b08n46dj)

Roger McGough's Other Half 23:45 WED (b050bmfk)

Rosebuds by Frederic Raphael 16:45 SUN (b00769sb)

Rosebuds by Frederic Raphael 20:45 SUN (b00769sb)

Rosebuds by Frederic Raphael 04:45 MON (b00769sb)

Ross Noble Goes Global 22:00 SAT (b01dbgvs)

Round the Horne 08:00 TUE (b007k26b)

Round the Horne 12:00 TUE (b007k26b)

Round the Horne 19:00 TUE (b007k26b)

Rudolf Nureyev - The Life (Omnibus) 06:00 SUN (m0011kh5)

Rudolf Nureyev: The Life by Julie Kavanagh 02:00 SAT (b007ypld)

Sable Island - A Dune Adrift 02:30 SAT (b00p8c15)

Second Thoughts 08:30 FRI (b00kf4ny)

Second Thoughts 12:30 FRI (b00kf4ny)

Second Thoughts 19:30 FRI (b00kf4ny)

Sentimental Journey 14:30 WED (b08fnrhy)

Sentimental Journey 02:30 THU (b08fnrhy)

Short Cuts 18:30 WED (m000jvyl)

Short Cuts 00:30 THU (m000jvyl)

Smelling of Roses 08:30 SAT (b00dpspn)

Soul Music 18:30 TUE (b037hmxd)

Soul Music 00:30 WED (b037hmxd)

Spine Chillers 18:00 SAT (b088stfn)

Spine Chillers 00:00 SUN (b088stfn)

Stephen MacDonald - Not About Heroes 06:00 SAT (m0011jw9)

Stephen MacDonald - Not About Heroes 16:00 SAT (m0011jw9)

Stephen MacDonald - Not About Heroes 04:00 SUN (m0011jw9)

TED Radio Hour 11:00 MON (m0011l6j)

TED Radio Hour 21:00 MON (m0011l6j)

Talking to Strangers 22:30 FRI (b0717j28)

The Beat Hotel 14:30 TUE (b01p0sb1)

The Beat Hotel 02:30 WED (b01p0sb1)

The Big Steptoe Radio Show: Ray Galton and Alan Simpson 09:00 SAT (b007jwm9)

The Big Steptoe Radio Show: Ray Galton and Alan Simpson 19:00 SAT (b007jwm9)

The Cold Swedish Winter 07:30 WED (m0001g8y)

The Cold Swedish Winter 17:30 WED (m0001g8y)

The Cold Swedish Winter 22:00 WED (m0001g8y)

The Cold Swedish Winter 05:30 THU (m0001g8y)

The Confessional 05:30 SAT (m0011by4)

The Confessional 07:30 FRI (m0011k2g)

The Confessional 17:30 FRI (m0011k2g)

The Confessional 22:00 FRI (m0011k2g)

The Georgians: Restraint, Revolution and Reform 14:30 THU (b049z4ww)

The Georgians: Restraint, Revolution and Reform 02:30 FRI (b049z4ww)

The Georgians: Restraint, Revolution and Reform 14:30 FRI (b04brjnr)

The Leopard in Autumn 09:30 MON (b00c0r22)

The Leopard in Autumn 16:30 MON (b00c0r22)

The Leopard in Autumn 04:30 TUE (b00c0r22)

The Million Pound Radio Show 22:30 SUN (b008s3js)

The Mist in the Mirror by Susan Hill 18:15 MON (b036nb75)

The Mist in the Mirror by Susan Hill 00:15 TUE (b036nb75)

The Mist in the Mirror by Susan Hill 18:15 TUE (b036nm98)

The Mist in the Mirror by Susan Hill 00:15 WED (b036nm98)

The Mist in the Mirror by Susan Hill 18:15 WED (b036pqz8)

The Mist in the Mirror by Susan Hill 00:15 THU (b036pqz8)

The Mist in the Mirror by Susan Hill 18:15 THU (b036pw9z)

The Mist in the Mirror by Susan Hill 00:15 FRI (b036pw9z)

The Mist in the Mirror by Susan Hill 18:15 FRI (b036q7t8)

The Moth Radio Hour 11:00 SUN (m000jt7k)

The Moth Radio Hour 19:00 SUN (m000jt7k)

The Museum of Curiosity 07:30 MON (m0011ch7)

The Museum of Curiosity 17:30 MON (m0011ch7)

The Museum of Curiosity 22:00 MON (m0011ch7)

The Museum of Curiosity 05:30 TUE (m0011ch7)

The Now Show 23:00 MON (m0011cd5)

The Now Show 09:00 TUE (m0011cd5)

The Penny Dreadfuls 14:00 SAT (b01pg3r6)

The Penny Dreadfuls 02:00 SUN (b01pg3r6)

The Penny Dreadfuls 22:30 THU (b012f5qv)

The Poppy Factory 15:30 SUN (b016x22w)

The Poppy Factory 03:30 MON (b016x22w)

The Secret Lives of Colour by Kassia St Clair (Omnibus) 13:00 SUN (b08w9w2m)

The Secret Lives of Colour by Kassia St Clair (Omnibus) 01:00 MON (b08w9w2m)

The Skivers 23:00 SAT (b007xwy1)

The Strange and The Sinister by William Croft Dickinson 18:45 SAT (b0b53dmg)

The Strange and The Sinister by William Croft Dickinson 00:45 SUN (b0b53dmg)

The Unbelievable Truth 12:00 SAT (b096h777)

The Unbelievable Truth 09:00 THU (b0978p0j)

The Unbelievable Truth 16:00 THU (b0978p0j)

The Unbelievable Truth 04:00 FRI (b0978p0j)

The Young Postmen 23:30 MON (b00fkp61)

Think the Unthinkable 23:30 FRI (b01hpf1m)

Thou Shalt Not Suffer a Witch by Dorothy K Haynes 00:00 SAT (b0076pkb)

Will Smith Presents the Tao of Bergerac 23:00 TUE (b007wh7j)

Winston 08:30 TUE (b007vcn9)

Winston 12:30 TUE (b007vcn9)

Winston 19:30 TUE (b007vcn9)

Wondermentalist Cabaret 23:30 THU (b00y2f1f)

Wuthering Heights 07:20 SUN (b0b3g0bl)