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SATURDAY 05 FEBRUARY 2022

SAT 00:00 Catch My Breath (b007k3bt)
Episode 5

The truth about Isla is revealed.

Will Kate and Colleen finally manage to escape..?

Starring Claire Knight and Suzanne Donaldson.

Conclusion of Marty Ross's supernatural thriller.

Kate ...... Claire Knight
Colleen ...... Suzanne Donaldson
Strachan ...... Liam Brennan
Old Strachan ...... John Shedden
Donnie ...... Lewis Howden
Isla ...... Eileen McCallum
Octavia ...... Lucy Patterson
DC Carbeth ...... James Bryce
WPC Briggs ...... Jill Riddiford
Dennis ...... Finlay McLean

Producer: Bruce Young

Made for BBC 7 by BBC Radio Scotland.

First broadcast in December 2007.


SAT 00:30 Shah Rukh Khan's Heroes (b06s1hxd)
Leading Ladies

Bollywood's Shah Rukh Khan's celebration of his personal heroes continues with the leading ladies of his films.

He says he is lucky to have worked with three generations of actresses, it's been "a great learning experience" and that the "heroines have made me the star that I am.

In a male-dominated industry, he thinks actresses deserve the most credit – and talks of stars like Sridevi, "the most beautiful" Madhuri Dixit and "the ever happy and smiling" Juhi Chawla, who were a little senior to him when first they shared screens.

Shah Rukh ponders the next generation of actresses including "the absolutely gorgeous Miss World Aishwarya Rai, my friend and co-actor of many films Kajol, Rani Mukherjee who has the most beautiful eyes in the world, Preity Zinta who's the best buddy anyone can have and Kareena Kapoor who has always given me too much respect".

He also credits leading ladies from the younger generation like "Priyanka Chopra who has always told me that she's a big fan, Deepika Padukone who made me feel that I can still play a lover boy and Katrina Kaif who I'm working with recently."

He reminisces about when he had to dress as a woman for the film Duplicate and how difficult it was in the make-up, wigs and false eyelashes - so difficult that he ended up in hospital for two days after filming!

He credits the actresses' professionalism, hard work and humble nature and explains how he has built the greatest of relationships with many of them.

Producer: Ranjit Doal

First broadcast on the BBC Asian Network in May 2012.


SAT 01:00 The Toff on the Farm (b007js4c)
6. The Mystery of Selby Farm

Finding an empty safe at the farmhouse - the Honourable Richard Rollison edges closer to solving the mystery.

Rural intrigue stalks amateur sleuth - the Honorable Richard Rollison

Conclusion of John Creasey's thriller starring Terence Alexander.

The Toff ...... Terence Alexander
Jolly ...... Robert Dorning
Gillian Selby ...... Heather Stoney
Monty Morne ...... Terrence Hardiman
Superintendent Grice ...... Duncan Lamont
Eddie Forbes (alias Red Brandt) ...... Ed Bishop
Bert Ebbutt ...... Douglas Blackwell
William T Brandt ...... Alan White

Other parts played by the cast.

Dramatised by Roy Lomax

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in April 1977.


SAT 01:30 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jl8w)
The Smithfield Murders

5. A Passion for Hunting Something

With big business involved, DSI Julie Enfield finds herself trapped with hired killers underneath Smithfield meat market...

Starring Imelda Staunton as Detective Superintendent Julie Enfield.

Conclusion of Nick Fisher's atmospheric thriller.

DSI Julie Enfield ..... Imelda Staunton
Dad ...... Geoffrey Matthews
Stephen Temple ...... Gavin Muir
Alex Wild ...... Deborah Berlin
Joey Jones ...... Don McCorkindale
DS Lawrence Evans ...... Ross Livingstone
Sally ...... Jane Whittenshaw
Rachel Jones ...... Jilly Bond
Benjamin Travis ...... Geoffrey Whitehead
Henry Sinclair ...... John Turner
Johnson ...... Jonathan Keeble
Gordon Richards ...... David Timson
Voice 1 ...... David Collings
Voice 2 ...... John Hartley

Producer: Richard Wortley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1995.


SAT 02:00 The Rule of The Land by Garrett Carr (b08hqf5p)
5. Derry/Londonderry

Travelling on foot and by canoe, mapmaker Garrett Carr follows the border between the UK and Ireland.

At the end of his journey, he considers the notion of 'border' in the dual city of Derry/Londonderry.

Concluded by John Paul Connolly.

Abridged by Anna Magnusson.

Producer: Eilidh McCreadie

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2017.


SAT 02:15 Henry James (b0b0xlkn)
The Wings of the Dove

Episode 5

Milly knows that she is gravely ill and wants desperately to experience all that life can offer.

When Merton returns to London, Kate sees an opportunity and sets about to bring Merton and Milly together.

Henry James's passionate and heart-breaking novel about desire and money.

Dramatised by Linda Marshall Griffiths.

Milly Theale.....Jodie Comer
Kate Croy .... Aisling Loftus
Merton Densher ..... Nico Mirallegro
Maud Lowder ..... Emma Cunniffe
Susie Stringham ..... Christine Bottomley

Director: Nadia Molinari

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2018


SAT 02:30 The Beat Women (b06084ks)
The forgotten women of the Beat Generation supported, loved, endured, and were creatively overshadowed by their famous male counterparts. More than just muses, they were often authors in their own right.

Laura Barton travels to New York to meet some of these women.

Writers such as Joyce Johnson, who already had a book deal when she met Jack Kerouac as a young woman, but has seen her long career overshadowed by her brief time as his girlfriend.

Hettie Jones risked everything to defy 1950's convention and her Jewish parents to marry the black poet LeRoi Jones, who later became Amiri Baraka.

Then there are writers such as Anne Waldman, from a later generation to Hettie and Joyce, who learnt from the Beat Generation and aims to keep the tradition alive today.

While in many cases the work of the women of the Beats was not be as innovative as their male counterparts, Laura argues that we should celebrate the writing of the women who fought to forge their own paths, for whom merely telling their story was a struggle.

Producer: Jessica Treen

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2015.


SAT 03:00 Alisa Ganieva - Bride and Groom (b09r3xzw)
Episode 2

A death in the settlement further destabilises the community whilst the return of the infamous Khalilbek stirs mixed emotions.

As Marat's wedding date draws closer, the acts of fate that once pushed Marat and Patya closer together, suddenly starts to pull them apart.

Will there be a wedding after all?

Contemporary Russian author, Alisa Ganieva's tragi-comic love story about family expectations, religious and cultural tensions, amid power struggles in rural Dagestan.

Dramatised by Bethan Roberts from the translation by Dr Carol Apollonio.

Patya ...... Aimee-Ffion Edwards
Marat ...... Jacob Ifan
Timur ...... Sion Pritchard
Khadizha ...... Beth Robert
Papa ...... Steve Speirs
Granny ...... Siw Hughes
Colonel Gazier ...... Dafydd Emyr
Khalilbek Ifan ...... Huw Dafydd

Director: Helen Perry

A BBC Cymru/Wales production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in February 2018.


SAT 04:00 Whispers (b00n90xf)
Series 3

Episode 1

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

Penny Junor and Julian Fellowes join team captains Lucy Moore and Anthony Holden to run the gauntlet of gossip.

Producer: Victoria Lloyd

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2005.


SAT 04:30 Ballylenon (b007znmy)
Series 5

Episode 4

Guard Gallagher gets new lodgings, as arguments rage over the cottage.

Series set in the sleepy town of Ballylenon, County Donegal in 1956.

Written by Christopher Fitz-Simon.

Phonsie Doherty …. TP McKenna
Muriel McConkey …. Margaret D'Arcy
Vera McConkey …. Stella McCusker
Vivienne Hawthorne …. Aine McCartney
Rev Hawthorne …. Gerard Murphy
Peg Sweeney …. Marcella Riordan
Father O’Flatley …. John Guiney
Packy McGoldrick …. Charlie Bonnar

Music arranged and performed by Stephanie Hughes.

Director: Eoin O'Callaghan

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1998.


SAT 05:00 The Headset Set (b012r7v2)
Series 1

Episode 6

The call centre staff at catalogue company Smile5 discover why Sailesh left Bangalore.

Eavesdrop on both sides of the bizarre, horrific and ludicrous phone calls when customers call in as events unfold with company staff.

Aleesha ..... Chizzy Akudolu
Bernie ..... Margaret-Cabourn Smith
Big Tony ..... Colin Hoult
Sailesh ..... Paul Sharma
Various ..... Philip Fox

Other characters played by the cast.

Written by James Kettle, Stephen Carlin, Celia Pacquola, Andy Wolton, Benjamin Partridge, Colin Hoult, Kevin Core, Madeliene Brettingham, Rebecca Hobbs and Dan Tetsell.

Script editor: James Kettle
Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2011.


SAT 05:30 Now You're Asking with Marian Keyes and Tara Flynn (m0013z0r)
The Surprise Party Problem

Marian and Tara tackle awkward in-laws, unrequited love and a surprise party, swipe fatigue, ageing parents and much more.

Marian Keyes is a multi award-winning writer, with a total of over 30 million of her books sold to date in 33 languages. Her close friend Tara Flynn is an actress, comedian and writer. Together, they have been through a lot, and now want to use their considerable life experience to help solve your biggest - and smallest - of problems.

From dilemmas about life, love and grief, to the perils of laundry or knowing what to say at a boring dinner, we’ll find out what Marian and Tara would recommend - which might not solve the problem exactly, but will make us all feel a bit better.

Recorded in Dublin with emails received from listeners around the world, the hosts invite you to pull up a chair at their virtual kitchen table as they read and digest their inbox.

Got a problem you want Marian and Tara to solve? Email: marianandtara@bbc.co.uk.

Producer: Steve Doherty.
A Giddy Goat production for BBC Radio 4 and BBC Sounds


SAT 06:00 RL Stevenson - Treasure Island (b007jwxp)
When young Jim Hawkins discovers a treasure map in a pirate's chest in his parents' inn, he’s drawn into a world of danger and high seas adventure.

He’s soon joining a crew setting sail to the Caribbean to seek out the booty.

And it's set to be a voyage confronting mutiny, murder - and the charismatic and devious Long John Silver...

Starring Peter Jeffrey, Hugh Paddick, Glyn Houston and Ben Rodska.

Robert Louis Stevenson's classic sea saga.

Dramatised by John Scotney.

Long John Silver .... Peter Jeffrey
Ben Gunn .... Hugh Paddick
Israel Hands .... Glyn Houston
Jim Hawkins .... Ben Rodska
Squire Trelawney .... John Moffatt
Dr Livesey ... Geoffrey Whitehead
Flint .... David King
Billy Bones .... Brian Haines
Mrs Hawkins .... Tessa Worsley
Black Dog .,.. Michael Kilgarriff
Blind Pew .... Anthony Hall
Dick .... Brian Miller
Tom Morgan …. John Bull
George Merry ... John Hollis
Dance .... Paul Downing
Joyce .... David Goodland
Captain Smollett …. Stephen Thorne
Alan .... Charles Simpson
The Parrot .... Wally K Daly

Other parts played by members of the cast.

Director: Martin Jenkins

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1989.


SAT 07:30 Great Lives (b09l068g)
Series 44

Gisela Stuart on Joseph Chamberlain

Gisela Stuart, former MP for Birmingham Edgbaston champions Joseph Chamberlain to be nominated as her great life.

But can she really make the case for this former industrialist who made it to the cabinet, but had a knack for splitting political parties and switching allegiances?

Jo Chamberlain was first a Liberal then a Liberal Unionist and finally formed an alliance with the Conservative party but fell out with them too.

Gisela argues he was a man who wasn't afraid to take action, a radical who shouldn't simply be remembered for his failures but as "the man who made the weather" and for making Birmingham the best governed city in the world.

The expert witness is Peter Marsh, Honorary Professor of History at the University of Birmingham and author of 'Joseph Chamberlain, Entrepreneur in Politics.'

Presented by Matthew Parris.

Producer: Perminder Khatkar.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2018.


SAT 08:00 The Write Stuff (b00776g7)
Series 10

F Scott Fitzgerald

James Walton takes the chair for the game of literary correctness.

Team captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh are joined by Jane Thynne and Wendy Holden.

Author of the week is F Scott Fitzgerald.

Reader: Beth Chalmers

Producer: Katie Marsden

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2007.


SAT 08:30 Smelling of Roses (b00fh6w1)
Series 4

Episode 6

For Rosie Burns, life offers a fashion show, a potential romantic interest...and a parting of the ways.

Prunella Scales stars in Simon Brett's sitcom.

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

Rosie Burns …. Prunella Scales
Jo …. Rebecca Callard
Bob …. Duncan Preston
Tess …. Annette Badland
Brad …. Colin Stinton
Henry …. Benjamin Whitrow
Reggie …. Rowland Davies

Written and produced by Simon Brett.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2003.


SAT 09:00 I Played the Prime Minister (b0bqfcph)
Shaun Ley meets the women and men who have brought decision-making in Downing Street to life on film, TV and radio.

* How do actors approach portraying the loneliness of leadership at the highest level?

* How do they avoid slipping into impersonation or caricature, when their subject is so familiar?

Brian Cox describes how he tackled the country's most iconic Prime Minister in the film Churchill.

Patricia Hodge explains how she adapted her barnstorming performance as Margaret Thatcher between the radio and TV versions of 'The Falklands Play', which is among the dramas we will be hearing again.

Featuring:

'Dividing The Union', an imagined encounter between David Cameron and Scotland's First Minister, negotiating independence. Starring Greg Wise.

Producer: Adam Bowen

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


SAT 12:00 Whispers (b00n90xf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 04:00 today]


SAT 12:30 Marriage Lines (b0663ftq)
Series 2

Episode 10

Can a job abroad solve George and Kate's housing crisis?

Starring Richard Briers and Prunella Scales.

Richard Waring’s sitcom based on the mutual love and mistrust of two newlyweds.

Originating on BBC TV, it ran between 1963-65 and was adapted in two series for BBC radio due to its popularity.

George …. Richard Briers
Kate …. Prunella Scales
Arthur/Doctor …. Frederick Treves
Dennis …. Robert McBain
Miles …. Edward de Souza
George's Mum …. Diana King
George's Dad …. Geoffrey Sumner
Overseas Liaison Officer …. Wilfred Babbage

Producer: Charles Maxwell

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in May 1967.


SAT 13:00 Archive on 4 (b0bd6k54)
Pop Star Philosophy

Broadcaster and comedian Steve Punt scours the archives to exhume the often pretentious and opinionated philosophical outpourings of pop stars through the ages.

Featuring some surprising soundbites from the archive, Steve explores the concept of the pop star as philosopher.

From pop star hobbies, to politics and theories of aliens and the Illuminati, Steve uncovers the attempts of pop stars to make sense of a chaotic world.

With

Paul Morley
Kate Mossman
Ras Kwame

Producer: Georgia Catt

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2018.


SAT 14:00 Tom Wrigglesworth's Open Letters (b00y2sdt)
Series 1

Parking Enforcement

Through the medium of four open letters, Tom Wrigglesworth investigates the myriad examples of corporate lunacy and maddening jobsworths in modern Britain.

Series subjects will range from traffic wardens to estate agents, as Tom recalls his own funny and ridiculous experiences as well as recounting the absurd encounters of others.

For starters, Tom finds himself baffled by the weird world of parking enforcement.

Producer: Simon Mayhew-Archer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2011.


SAT 14:30 Sarah Millican's Support Group (b00qps89)
Series 1

1. 'I love a plumber but I'm no boiler'.

'I love a plumber but I'm no boiler'.

Dating outside of your class: would you, should you, could you?'

'Help! I love two women at the same time - my mam not included'.

Sarah Millican plays a life counsellor and modern-day agony aunt tackling the nation's problems head on, dishing out real advice for real people.

Assisted by her very own team of experts.

Sarah ...... Sarah Millican
Marion ...... Ruth Bratt
Terry ...... Simon Daye
Chris ...... Steve Edge
Jamie ...... Nick Mohammed
Carol ...... Helen Atkinson Wood.

Written by Sarah Millican.

Producer: Lianne Coop

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2010.


SAT 15:00 The Masterson Inheritance (b007jsmr)
Series 1

The Curse of the Mastersons

1760: Aristocratic rabbits and emancipation?

Meet the Masterson family.

Based entirely on audience suggestions - this is an improvised historical saga of a family at war with itself.

Starring:

Paul Merton
Josie Lawrence
Caroline Quentin
Jim Sweeney
Phelim McDermott

Producer: Phil Clarke

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1993.


SAT 15:30 That Mitchell and Webb Sound (b00mwm67)
Series 4

Episode 6

Revealing the new yoghurt for women, and introducing Britain's top police tortoise.

Sketch show starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb.

With:

Olivia Colman
Sarah Hadland
James Bachman

Producer Gareth Edwards

Firs broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2009.


SAT 16:00 RL Stevenson - Treasure Island (b007jwxp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 Great Lives (b09l068g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SAT 18:00 George Orwell - Nineteen Eighty-Four (b01qldly)
Episode 2

Winston Smith has found love and comfort with Julia, and now they are determined to join the Brotherhood, a secret, counter-revolutionary organisation pledged to destroy The Party.

But for The Party's enemies, deep in the Ministry of Love, there is the threat of Room 101.

Conclusion of George Orwell's classic dystopian novel.

Starring Christopher Eccleston and Pippa Nixon.

Dramatised by Jonathan Holloway.

Winston Smith ...... Christopher Eccleston
Julia ...... Pippa Nixon
O'Brien ...... Tim Pigott-Smith
Parsons ...... Kim Wall
Charrington ...... Robert Blythe

With Christine Absalom, Sam Alexander, Don Gilet, Susie Riddell, Joe Sims and Joshua Swinney

Director: Jeremy Mortimer.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2013.


SAT 19:00 I Played the Prime Minister (b0bqfcph)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 Chain Reaction (b00lgkzc)
Series 1

Alan Moore interviews Brian Eno

Acclaimed writer, Alan Moore interviews influential musician, Brian Eno.

This is the tag talk show series where the guest turns interviewer in the next show.

Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2005.


SAT 22:30 The Problem With Adam Bloom (b01b1z4r)
Series 3

Honesty

Is honesty the best policy ?

Adam Bloom thinks so and takes us on a journey of childhood betrayal, falsehoods and dishonesty.

Fast-paced and inventive comedy, written by and starring Adam Bloom

With:

Brendon Burns
Hattie Heyridge
Andrew Fleming
Stefano Paolini

Producer: Adam Bromley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2005.


SAT 23:00 Ian D Montfort Is: Unbelievable (b01ks6gt)
Pilot with Melanie Sykes

Be amazed! - and entertained!

Spirit medium Ian D Montfort channels conversations from "the other side" as he reveals the deepest darkest secrets of his audience.

With guest Melanie Sykes, who will act as what is known in psychic circles as "a trusted witness".

Written and performed by Tom Binns.

With additional material by Richard Turner.

This pilot comedy showcase spawned Ian's following series.

Producer: Julia McKenzie

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in July 2012.


SAT 23:30 The Absolutely Radio Show (b08x4s7t)
Series 2

Episode 3

The Little Girl shares her views on what is or isn't the Truth, Frank Hovis inviting us to support his new charity and the Reverend McMinn having a surprise encounter in his local minimart with a visiting President.

The Tour Guide takes us on a trip round what may possibly be Edinburgh and Calum Gilhooley giving some unhelpful and unwelcome advice to a train ticket collector.

Plus songs about addiction to being healthy and the joys or otherwise of middle age, a look at the perils of box set bingeing and a brand new, same-as-all-the-rest police drama about a TV detective who is always off the case.

The cast of TV's hugely popular sketch show are back, revisiting some of their much-loved sketch characters, while also introducing some newcomers to the show.

Starring:

Peter Baikie
Morwenna Banks
Moray Hunter
Gordon Kennedy
John Sparkes
Gus Beattie

In 2013, the group that made their name on Channel Four in the 1980s and 90s got back together for BBC Radio 4's Sketchorama: Absolutely Special - which won the BBC Audio Drama Award for Best Live Scripted Comedy.

Producers: Gordon Kennedy & Gus Beattie

An Absolutely/Gusman production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in July 2017.



SUNDAY 06 FEBRUARY 2022

SUN 00:00 George Orwell - Nineteen Eighty-Four (b01qldly)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 Archive on 4 (b0bd6k54)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:00 Tom Wrigglesworth's Open Letters (b00y2sdt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:30 Sarah Millican's Support Group (b00qps89)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Saturday]


SUN 03:00 The Masterson Inheritance (b007jsmr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:00 on Saturday]


SUN 03:30 That Mitchell and Webb Sound (b00mwm67)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:30 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 RL Stevenson - Treasure Island (b007jwxp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 Great Lives (b09l068g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 The Rule of the Land by Garrett Carr (Omnibus) (b08jlvm9)
Travelling on foot and by canoe, mapmaker Garrett Carr follows the border between the UK and Ireland.

In search of the landscapes and people who make up this fragile borderland, he finds fresh uncertainty in the wake of the Brexit vote.

As his journey continues he meets the border natives who knows the land better than anyone - the farmers; at the twistiest stretch of the border, the author battles with boy racers on the narrow roads of County Fermanagh.

And at the end of his journey he considers the notion of 'border' in the dual city of Derry/Londonderry.

Read by John Paul Connolly

Omnibus of five parts abridged by Anna Magnusson.

Producer: Eilidh McCreadie

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2017.


SUN 07:10 Inheritance Tracks (b07w0x28)
Sian Lloyd

TV presenter and meteorologist Sian Lloyd chooses 'Can Walter' by Meic Stevens and 'Something Inside So Strong' by Labi Siffre.


SUN 07:20 Henry James: The Wings of the Dove (Omnibus) (b0b1q039)
Episode 1/2

Kate Croy is in love with Merton Densher; a poor writer. Her rich Aunt Maud disapproves.

Maud has offered Kate a wealthy existence but if Kate chooses to marry Merton she risks losing it all.

Henry James's passionate and heart-breaking novel about desire and money.

Dramatised by Linda Marshall Griffiths.

Omnibus of the first five of ten episodes.

Henry James.....John Lynch
Kate Croy.....Aisling Loftus
Milly Theale ..... Jodie Comer
Merton Densher.....Nico Mirallegro
Croy.....Anthony Ofoegbu
Maud Lowder.....Emma Cunniffe
Susie Stringham ..... Christine Bottomley
Lord Mark.....Jack Lowden

Director: Nadia Molinari

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2018.


SUN 08:30 Play It Cool (b05tbp4r)
Episode 6

Revealing tales of Hollywood and the life of William Shakespeare.

Fast-moving sketches written by Eric Merriman - best known for Beyond Our Ken.

Starring:

Ian Carmichael
Joan Sims
Hugh Paddick

Music from:

Rosemary Squires
The Mike Sammes Singers
The Ken Thorne Orchestra

Producer: John Simmonds

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in August 1964.


SUN 09:00 All Gas and Gaiters (m0014699)
Series 2

The Bishop Buys a Car

The Bishop’s plan to become a motorist backfires.

Ecclesiastical sitcom which started life on BBC TV.

Written and adapted by husband-and-wife team, Pauline Devaney and Edwin Apps.

The Archdeacon …. Robertson Hare
The Bishop …. William Mervyn
Noote - Bishop's Chaplain …. Jonathan Cecil
The Dean …. John Barron

With Doris Hare, George Woodbridge, Betty Baskcomb and Neil McDermott.

'All Gas And Gaiters' started life as a TV pilot in Comedy Playhouse, ahead of a run on BBC1 from 1966 to 1971.

Selected scripts were revised and re-recorded for radio.

Producer: David Hatch.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1972.


SUN 09:30 For The Love of Leo (m0001xpl)
Series 1

The Countess of Mars

Widowed Leo’s aristocratic friend Clementine seeks love to heal sorrow.

Leo offers friendship instead.

Starring Mark Bonnar and Beth Marshall.

Wry, narrative comedy written by Michael Chaplin.

The funeral of Leo's wife Tamsin was barely over before he acquired a new status as an eligible bachelor. The women in his circle are beginning to seek his company and win his affection.; while his mother, his grown up arctic weather analyst daughter and newly acquired, sparky, opinionated cleaning lady offer unasked for advice.

His life becomes ever more complicated and demanding.

Each episode traces his growing relationship with a different woman, as the ghost of Tamsin, who knew all of these women well, turns up at bedtime to venture an opinion too.

Leo becomes increasingly haunted by the mystery surrounding Tamsin’s accident, miles from home....

Leo Fabiani ... Mark Bonnar
Tamsin Fabiani ... Beth Marshall
Rose Fabiani ... Sandra Voe
Sadie ... Tracy Wiles
Clementine ... Jemma Redgrave
Angus/ Sgt. Gemmell ... David Robb

Director: Marilyn Imrie

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


SUN 10:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m001469c)
Award-Winning Chefs

Marcus Wareing

From Adele to Soft Cell.

Prize-winning chef, restaurateur, TV presenter and cookery book writer, Marcus Wareing shares his castaway choices with Lauren Laverne.

Marcus gained his first Michelin star aged just 26.

He grew up in Southport, and by the age of 11 was helping out in his family’s fruit and vegetable business, which dominated his father’s life. Marcus assumed he would join the business, but his father told him to take a catering course instead, as the family firm had no future.

When Marcus was 18, he moved to London to work at the Savoy. He loved the experience of life in a high-pressure professional kitchen and was quickly promoted. In 1993 he joined Gordon Ramsay at Aubergine, creating one of the most celebrated London restaurants of the time.

He went on to launch a number of Michelin star-winning restaurants, often working with Gordon Ramsay and his company, before a much-publicized falling-out.

Marcus now runs a group of restaurants in London, founded with his wife Jane, and since 2014 he has appeared as a judge and mentor on the TV series MasterChef: The Professionals.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2019.


SUN 10:45 The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry (m0004sdq)
Series 13

Jurassic Squawk

"Is there is any way of knowing what noises, if any, dinosaurs would have made?" asks Freddie Quinn, aged 8 from Cambridge in New Zealand.

From Jurassic Park to Walking with Dinosaurs, the roars of gigantic dinosaurs like T.Rex are designed to evoke fear and terror.

But did dinosaurs actually roar? And how do paleontologists investigate what noises these extinct animals may have produced? Hannah and Adam talk to dinosaur experts Steve Brusatte and Julia Clarke to find out.

Plus Jurassic World sound designer Al Nelson reveals the strange sounds they used as dinosaur noises in their Hollywood blockbusters.

Presenters: Hannah Fry, Adam Rutherford
Producer: Michelle Martin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2019.


SUN 11:00 Radiolab (m000f6xw)
Series 6

3 Questions

In this episode we ride along on New York City's poop train to find out what happens to poop once it's, well, pooped. Then, we travel to Kenya where legions of athletes, sports gurus, and scientists have tried to figure out why a specific tribe has long-dominated long-distance running. And lastly, we ask why quicksand -once a real fear - no longer scares an 8-year-old.

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

Hosts Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich investigate a strange world.

From WNYC. First broadcast on public radio in the USA in 2015.


SUN 12:00 Poetry Extra (m001469g)
Conversations on a Bench - Leeds

Daljit Nagra revists the BBC's poetry archive and selects Conversations on a Bench - Leeds.

Anna Scott-Brown's conversations and chance encounters on a bench in Potternewton Park, Leeds provide the context for Zodwa Nyoni's specially commissioned poem.

Meeting visitors of the Leeds West Indian Carnival, whose home is this very park, along with established and new residents of Leeds' Chapeltown area, Anna uncovers stories of displacement and belonging, of shared space and shared humanity. There emerges a picture of what makes Potternewton distinctive - as well as how it has changed over the years.

The importance of music, heritage and food comes to the fore, alongside racial tensions of the 1960s, 70s and 80s, with experiences of bias that still exists today. The Windrush scandal provides a contrast to the celebration of the West Indian Carnival, and the shocking death of David Oluwale in 1969 following serial police victimisation sits alongside historical accounts of police brutality suffered in this area.

Poet Zodwa Nyoni deftly interweaves her own rhythms into the stories and celebrates the beauty and vitality of this space and its people.

Poet: Zodwa Nyoni
Reporter: Anna Scott-Brown
Producer: Philippa Geering
An Overtone production for BBC Radio 4

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2020.


SUN 12:30 Tom Wrigglesworth's Open Letters (b00y92mb)
Series 1

Utilities Companies

Tom Wrigglesworth is bemused by the peculiar practices of utilities companies.

In another of his series of open letters, he investigates the myriad examples of corporate lunacy and maddening jobsworths in modern Britain.

Series subjects will range from traffic wardens to estate agents, as Tom recalls his own funny and ridiculous experiences as well as recounting the absurd encounters of others.

Producer: Simon Mayhew-Archer.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2011.


SUN 13:00 How to Stop Time by Matt Haig (Omnibus) (b09k9zzw)
Episode 1

Tom Hazard has a rare condition - he ages very, very slowly with the result that, while he looks about 41, he is in fact over 400 years old.

Over the centuries, it's been a dangerous condition to have, so he's continually changed identities and moved from place to place. And he's travelled the world.

Now, in a search for at least the pretence of normality, Tom's back in London, where he attends an interview for a job as a history teacher at a school in Tower Hamlets.

Matt Haig's novel abridged by Jeremy Osborne.

Read by Tom Hollander.

Omnibus of the first five of ten episodes.

Matt Haig is the bestselling author of Reasons To Stay Alive. An award-winning writer of books for children and young adults, he has written five novels for adults.

Producer: Lisa Osborne

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in December 2017.


SUN 14:10 Inheritance Tracks (b08kbv2s)
Anne Marie Duff

Actress Anne-Marie Duff chooses 'Distant Drums' by Jim Reeves and 'Till There Was You' by The Beatles.


SUN 14:20 Adam Bede by George Eliot (Omnibus) (b00c86bm)
Episode 3

After the death of her child, Hetty must face her punishment. Can Dinah help her to ease her guilt?

George Eliot's haunting story of love betrayed and love rewarded.

Dramatised by Robert Forrest.

Omnibus of the last five of fifteen parts.

Hetty …… Katherine Igoe
Dinah …… Victoria Liddelle
Mr Irwine …… Crawford Logan
Adam …… Thomas Arnold
Sheriff …… James Bryce
Arthur …… Richard Greenwood
Seth …… John Kielty

Director: Patrick Rayner.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.


SUN 15:30 The Beat Women (b06084ks)
[Repeat of broadcast at 02:30 on Saturday]


SUN 16:00 Graham Swannell - Kiss of Life (b05n7tp5)
After 40 years of married life together, it is quite possible that a partner could feel that they are taken for granted.

Dot goes out of her way to make Arthur truly aware of her - to appreciate her and to show her some extra affection.

Written by Graham Swannell.

Brenda Bruce ... Dot
Norman Bird ... Arthur

Director: John Tydeman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1987.


SUN 17:00 Poetry Extra (m001469g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 today]


SUN 17:30 Tom Wrigglesworth's Open Letters (b00y92mb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 today]


SUN 18:00 Mythos (b0b01jsw)
2. Glamis

Mary Lairre is the ghost of a 16th century French nun murdered at Borley Rectory and rendered corporeal by the mysterious Department.

She's joined by Parker, whose magical abilities rely upon her transforming her entire personality as circumstances require.

Lairre and Parker accompany their boss Johnson to Glamis Castle in Scotland, where a secret door has been discovered.

The door leads into a folkloric dimension, where monster hunter Libby Ward is tracking a dangerous monster and has kidnapped an innocent American tourist to use as bait. Time bends, dimensions fragment and our heroes realise that the monster Ward is hunting may be a lot closer to home than they thought.

Julian Simpson's paranormal drama starring Nicola Walker.

Mythos is a series that looks at British folklore through a quasi-scientific prism. It's laced with sardonic humour, ridiculous situations and insane leaps of logic - but its foundations lie in the stories that have become part of the British cultural DNA over the last 2000 years.

Lairre ...... Nicola Walker
Parker ...... Phoebe Fox
Johnson ...... Tim McInnerny
Carlton ...... Ewan Bailey
Sir Miles ...... Ewan Bailey
Libby ...... Jana Carpenter
Moorehead ...... David Holt
Lady Viviane ...... Beverley Klein
Elaine ...... Becky Wright

Written and directed by Julian Simpson.

Sound Designer: David Thomas

Producer: Karen Rose

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in April 2018.


SUN 18:45 Robert Aickman Stories (m0007rfd)
3. The Fully-Conducted Tour

Take off your boots and shoes, and come this way.

Born in 1914, Robert Aickman was the son of architect William Arthur Aickman and worked briefly with his father, a notable eccentric. The younger Aickman was a man of diverse interests (co-founder of the Inland Waterways Association and chair of the London Opera Society included) and did not publish his first stories until 1951, in the collection We Are For The Dark. Half the stories in that collection were written by Aickman and half of them by Elizabeth Jane Howard, his lover at the time.

Aickman would go on to publish 48 “strange stories”, the term he would use for his own works.

Although the grandson of horror writer Richard Marsh, best known for his occult thriller, The Beetle (1897), Aickman never became a full-time writer, but his long-standing membership of the Society for Psychical Research and The Ghost Club is testament to his fascination with the occult, and his mystery stories constantly reshape time in unorthodox ways. Since his death in 1981, his reputation as a writer has grown.

Reader: Tim McInnerny
Producer: Karen Rose

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4 Extra, first broadcast in August 2019.


SUN 19:00 Radiolab (m000f6xw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 20:00 Graham Swannell - Kiss of Life (b05n7tp5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 today]


SUN 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m001469c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


SUN 21:45 The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry (m0004sdq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today]


SUN 22:00 Tom Wrigglesworth's Open Letters (b00y92mb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 today]


SUN 22:30 The Hudson and Pepperdine Show (b0076f55)
Series 3

Looking for Love

With the onset of the warm weather, Mel and Vicki find that romance and dating are the order of the day.

However, they discover carefully following the rules doesn't necessarily guarantee success...

Starring Mel Hudson and Vicki Pepperdine.

With:

Martin Hyder
Lewis MacLeod
Jim North

Written by the cast with Danny Robins, Dan Tetsell and and Richie Devlin - and script edited by Graeme Garden.

Music by Richie Webb.

Producer: Chris Neill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2003.


SUN 23:00 In and Out of the Kitchen (b01pz9xz)
Series 2

The Review

Cookery writer Damien Trench once again opens his life up to the public as we follow him through another few days in his life.

It's a new year and Damien and Anthony are undergoing fresh works on their house. They are "going upstairs" (having a loft conversion) and so Mr Mullaney, their builder, is once again installed to look after the project.

Meanwhile, Anthony and Damien discuss what to do with their spare room, and Ian Frobisher, Damien's agent, convinces him to do a restaurant review, as a favour to Pink Floyd.

Written by Miles Jupp.

Damien Trench ...... Miles Jupp
Anthony MacIlveny ...... Justin Edwards
Damien's Mother ...... Selina Cadell
Mr Mullaney ...... Brendan Dempsey
Ian Frobisher ...... Philip Fox
Helen ...... Georgina Rich
Waitress ...... Sarah Thom

Producer: Sam Michell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2013.


SUN 23:30 The Masterson Inheritance (b007jspx)
Series 1

The Mastersons and Johnson

The French Revolution is in full swing.

But the fate of the Masterson family is inextricably linked with that of a tumble dryer.

Based entirely on audience suggestions - this is an improvised historical saga of a family at war with itself.

Starring:

Paul Merton
Josie Lawrence
Caroline Quentin
Jim Sweeney
Phelim McDermott

Producer: Phil Clarke

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1993.



MONDAY 07 FEBRUARY 2022

MON 00:00 Mythos (b0b01jsw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 00:45 Robert Aickman Stories (m0007rfd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:45 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 How to Stop Time by Matt Haig (Omnibus) (b09k9zzw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:10 Inheritance Tracks (b08kbv2s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:10 on Sunday]


MON 02:20 Adam Bede by George Eliot (Omnibus) (b00c86bm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:20 on Sunday]


MON 03:30 The Beat Women (b06084ks)
[Repeat of broadcast at 02:30 on Saturday]


MON 04:00 Graham Swannell - Kiss of Life (b05n7tp5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Poetry Extra (m001469g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 Tom Wrigglesworth's Open Letters (b00y92mb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 John Mortimer Presents: The Trials of Marshall Hall (b007k2vr)
1. The Black Trunk

True stories of crime and trial in a bygone age featuring the formidable barrister, Sir Edward Marshall Hall.

In his first case, fought in 1894, he sets out to save Marie Herman from death on the gallows.

Introduced by Rumpole of the Bailey's creator, John Mortimer.

Dramatised by Michael Butt.

Tom Baker stars as Sir Edward Marshall Hall.

With:

Timothy Block
Jonathan Tafler
David Glover
Zelah Clarke
Nicholas Farr
Jill Graham
Kate McEnery

Director: John Taylor

A Fiction Factory production for BBC Radio 2, first broadcast in November 1996.


MON 06:30 S-Laughter in the Dark (m00016rx)
1. Blind Man's Buff

The case of a missing cat takes a sinister turn when fantasising blind detective Jack Dunroody gets embroiled in the death of singer Sacha D'Amour.

Starring Paul B Davies.

Marius Brill 's Chandleresque noir-fiction series of whodunits featuring blind detective Jack Dunroody.

Jack Dunroody ...... Paul B Davies
Charlie …… John White
Gladys Trump …… Jo Anderson
Thomas Underwood …… William Eedle
Freddy (Frightfully) …… Timothy Carlton
Suzi D'amour …… Prunella Gee
Jack Dunroody …… Paul Davies
Policeman …… Tim Meats

Other parts played by the cast.

Director: Andy Jordan.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1991.


MON 07:00 For The Love of Leo (m00020jk)
Series 1

The Bishop's Wife

Leo meets a new friend of his wife who has a secret in store for him, causing Leo to question just how well he knew his beloved deceased wife...

Starring Mark Bonnar and Beth Marshall.

Wry, narrative comedy written by Michael Chaplin

The funeral of Leo's wife Tamsin was barely over before he acquired a new status as an eligible bachelor. The women in his circle are beginning to seek his company and win his affection.; while his mother, his grown up arctic weather analyst daughter and newly acquired, sparky, opinionated cleaning lady offer unasked for advice.

His life becomes ever more complicated and demanding.

Each episode traces his growing relationship with a different woman, as the ghost of Tamsin, who knew all of these women well, turns up at bedtime to venture an opinion too.

Leo becomes increasingly haunted by the mystery surrounding Tamsin’s accident, miles from home.

Leo Fabiani ...... Mark Bonnar
Tamsin Fabiani ...... Beth Marshall
Rose Fabiani ...... Sandra Voe
Sadie ...... Tracy Wiles
Hilary ...... Nicola Grier

Director: Marilyn Imrie

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


MON 07:30 The Unbelievable Truth (m0013zj6)
Series 27

Episode 4

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

Richard Osman, Henning Wehn, Holly Walsh and Ria Lina are the panellists obliged to talk with deliberate inaccuracy on subjects as varied as mistakes, bicycles, dogs and death.

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


MON 08:00 Marriage Lines (b0674hjd)
Series 2

Episode 11

Could a new arrival upset George and Kate's house plans?

Richard Waring’s sitcom based on the mutual love and mistrust of two newlyweds.

Originating on BBC TV, it ran between 1963-65 and was adapted in two series for BBC radio due to its popularity.

George …. Richard Briers
Kate …. Prunella Scales
Patty …. Anna Gilchrist
Neville …. Derek Fowlds
Jean …. Rosemary Miller
Miles …. Edward de Souza
Dr Bennett …. Frederick Treves

Producer: Charles Maxwell

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in May 1967.


MON 08:30 Boogie Up the River (b007jv65)
I'll See You on Tower Pier at 11

Writer Mark Wallington and his urban dog, Boogie, set off on a quest to find the source of the River Thames.

Starring Timothy Spall.

Adapted in six-parts from Mark's man-and-his-dog sequel to ‘500 Mile Walkies’

Mark/Narrator …. Timothy Spall
Boogie …. Ronald Herdman
Jennifer Conway …. Carla Mendonca
Michael …. Gary Parker
P.A. …. Ainslie Foster
Fiddy …. Jon Glover
Dario/Boat Guide …. Mark Straker
Pensioner …. John Church
Douglas …. David Holt
Marsha …. Melanie Hudson
Mrs Matheson …. Ann Windsor

Producer: Caroline Leddy

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1992.


MON 09:00 Jest a Minute (b0183rrm)
Series 2

Episode 6

Rhod Gilbert's comedy quiz from the Glee Club in Cardiff.

With:

Paul Tonkinson
Tom Wrigglesworth
Lloyd Langford
Chris Corcoran

Producers: Paul Forde and Gareth Gwynn.

First broadcast on BBC Radio Wales in 2009.


MON 09:30 The Leopard in Autumn (b00s7n40)
Series 2

Confessions

Salvatore is hell bent on making his family take confession leaving Ludovico in fear of being excommunicated.

Meanwhile Allessandro is upset that Salvatore is making him put 'little golden pants' on the cherubs that adorn the confessional...

Comedy drama set in Renaissance Italy devised by Neal Anthony.

Starring David Swift and Sian Phillips.

Written by Roger Danes

Ludovico …. David Swift
Plethora …. Sian Phillips
Francesco …. Graham Crowden
Rosalie …. Saskia Wickham
Alessandro …. Paul Bigley
Salvatore …. Nick Romero

Producer: Dawn Ellis

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2002.


MON 10:00 Arthur Conan Doyle - Micah Clarke (m000knv2)
1. The Messenger from the Lowlands

In 1685 England is once again threatened by Civil War as rumours fly that the Protestant Duke of Monmouth will land any day and try by whatever means possible to usurp the throne of his Catholic uncle, James II.

Innocent of these turbulent times, young Micah Clarke and his friend, Reuben, go fishing off Spithead and find themselves drawn into the very centre of a conflict that is to tear the country apart.

Starring Martyn Read, Patrick Troughton and James Bryce.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's historical novel.

Dramatised in five-parts by Constance Cox.

Micah Clarke ...... Martyn Read
Decimus Saxon ...... Patrick Troughton
Reuben Lockarby ...... James Bryce
Joseph Clarke ...... Lockwood West
Mrs Clarke ...... Gwen Cherrell
Zachary Palmer ...... John Webb
Major Ogilvy ...... Gregory de Polnay
Cornet Horsford ...... Christopher Douglas
Man ...... Colin Starkey
Rider ...... Robin Summers

Director: David Johnston

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1985.


MON 10:55 The Fanthorpe Investigations (b038l0d7)
The Croglin Grange Vampire

The strange story of a vampire in North-West England.

Priest and paranormal investigator Lionel Fanthorpe relates a story from the world of the strange and unexplained.

Producer: Paul Arnold

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


MON 11:00 TED Radio Hour (m00147j4)
Series 8

Brain Stages

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

Manoush Zomorodi explores how and why brains morph and change during our lives. How can we better help our brain health?

First broadcast in the USA on National Public Radio in 2021.


MON 11:50 Inheritance Tracks (m00147j6)
Josh Groban

Singer Josh Groban chooses ‘S Wonderful - Tony Bennett and Move On sung by Bernadette Peters and Mandy Patinkin.


MON 12:00 Marriage Lines (b0674hjd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 Boogie Up the River (b007jv65)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 John Mortimer Presents: The Trials of Marshall Hall (b007k2vr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 S-Laughter in the Dark (m00016rx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 Believe Me by Eddie Izzard (b08vxt0l)
1. Childhood

When Eddie Izzard was six, she and her brother Mark lost their mother. That day, she lost her childhood too.

From early childhood memories of happy days running with a gang of local kids, doing naughty-ish things in Bangor, County Down, to months of loneliness and isolation at boarding school.

Eddie Izzard has experienced loss in a way that no child should at such a tender age. And this, as well as struggling both with dyslexia and also trying to understand her gender and sexuality issues at a time when they were not openly discussed, leads to a fascinating insight into the early life of one of Britain's most idiosyncratic and cerebral of performers.

Eddie takes us on a journey through her life - one during which she has discovered much about herself along the way, and come to terms with not fitting into the box that most of us like to put people in.

With a nod to the surreal humour and disarming candour of her shows, and some occasional digressions, Believe Me tells the story of a child losing their mother yet who’s risen to become a star of comedy and drama, a leading advocate of total clothing rights, and an extreme runner of marathons.

Written and read by Eddie Izzard

Director: Lizzie Davies
Abridged and produced by Jill Waters

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


MON 14:15 Henry James (b0b1q5n1)
The Wings of the Dove

Episode 6

Linda Marshall Griffiths' dramatisation of Henry James' passionate and heart-breaking novel about desire and money.

Milly, now gravely ill but desperate to live her life to the full has taken residence in Venice. When Merton arrives she allows herself to hope that he may be the one great passion in her short life.

Kate ...... Aisling Loftus
Milly ...... Jodie Comer
Merton ...... Nico Mirallegro
Lord Mark ...... Jack Lowden
Susie ...... Christine Bottomley
Maud ...... Emma Cunniffe
Croy ...... Anthony Ofoegbu

Directed by Nadia Molinari

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2018.


MON 14:30 The Robert Peston Interview Show (with Eddie Mair) (b05zhm88)
Denis Norden

Marking the centenary of Denis Norden’s birth, the interview the comedy legend gave to Robert Peston and Eddie Mair.

Denis reflects on his long and distinguished career, including 29 years of It'll be Alright On The Night and reaching audiences of 20 million with Take It From Here.

He also remembers an early career as a cinema manager; entertaining the troops whilst serving in the RAF; being involved with D Day; and stumbling across the atrocities at Bergen-Belsen, whilst on a straightforward mission to secure some lighting.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2015.


MON 15:00 Arthur Conan Doyle - Micah Clarke (m000knv2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 15:55 The Fanthorpe Investigations (b038l0d7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:55 today]


MON 16:00 Jest a Minute (b0183rrm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 16:30 The Leopard in Autumn (b00s7n40)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


MON 17:00 For The Love of Leo (m00020jk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 17:30 The Unbelievable Truth (m0013zj6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 18:00 James Follett - Earthsearch (b007jnxp)
Earthsearch II

1. The Return

Four million years ago, the crew of the starship Challenger abandoned their search for Earth and made their home on Paradise, the third planet of a solar system on the fringe of the galaxy.

But now the crew's settled life is soon to be shattered...

James Follett's cult sci-fi drama is a gripping sequel to his original Earthsearch.

Commander Telson ...... Sean Arnold
Sharna ...... Amanda Murray
Darv ...... Haydn Wood
Astra ...... Kathryn Hurlbutt
Tidy ...... David Gooderson
George ...... Stephen Garlick

Director: Glyn Dearman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1982.


MON 18:30 A Good Read (b03c3dx3)
Alex Polizzi and Peter Robinson

Alex Polizzi, presenter of TV's The Hotel Inspector and The Fixer, and Peter Robinson, author of the DCI Banks crime novels, talk to Harriett Gilbert about the books they love.

Alex Polizzi's choice: Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem
Published by Faber and Faber

Peter Robinson's choice: A Month in The Country by JL Carr
Published by Penguin

Harriett Gilbert's choice: I Capture The Castle by Dodie Smith
Published by Vintage

Producer Beth O'Dea

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2013.


MON 19:00 Marriage Lines (b0674hjd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 Boogie Up the River (b007jv65)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 John Mortimer Presents: The Trials of Marshall Hall (b007k2vr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 S-Laughter in the Dark (m00016rx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 TED Radio Hour (m00147j4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:50 Inheritance Tracks (m00147j6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:50 today]


MON 22:00 The Unbelievable Truth (m0013zj6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 Hearing With Hegley (b00bbnvw)
Series 1

Episode 5

The poet laureate of alternative comedy, John Hegley, presents a selection of his work.

With contributions from Keith Moore, Susan Norton, Andrew Bailey and Nigel Piper.

Producer: Phil Clarke

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1996.


MON 22:45 Creme de la Crime (b00807sd)
Series 1

Heist Society

A tale of 1960s cunning villainy coinciding with the World Cup.

Recalled by Michael Feydeau -TV's much-loved Inspector Niblett - and crime expert David Pershore

Using a daring mixture of reconstructions, interviews, music and specially made noises, tales from the vaults of villainy.

Written by and starring Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis.

With:
Emma Kennedy
Simon Greenall

Director: Adam Bromley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2001.


MON 23:00 The News Quiz (m0013zsx)
Series 107

Episode 6

Andy Zaltzman is joined by Elis James, Ola Labib, Zoe Lyons and Ed Balls to give an un-redacted update on the week’s news.

The panel look at Partygate and Johnson's precarious position in No.10, find out what the Levelling Up whitepaper can teach us about the birth of civilisation, and discover how little we know about trees.

Hosted by Andy Zaltzman
Chairs script by Andy Zaltzman
Additional Material from Alice Fraser, Benjamin Partridge, Ray Badran and Tasha Dhanraj
Production Co-ordinator: Katie Baum
Sound Editor: Marc Willcox

The Producer is Gwyn Rhys Davies, and it is a BBC Studios Production.


MON 23:30 Sarah Millican's Support Group (b00qx458)
Series 1

2. 'Mum is behaving like a teenager'.

'My Mother is behaving like a teenager - she's 50 not 15!'

'I'm a sensitive butcher who loves meat jokes and innards but is too nice to find a girl - where am I going wrong?'

Sarah Millican plays a life counsellor and modern-day agony aunt tackling the nation's problems head on, dishing out real advice for real people.

Assisted by her very own team of experts.

Sarah ...... Sarah Millican
Marion ...... Ruth Bratt
Terry ...... Simon Daye
Shirley ...... Janice Connolly
Julie ...... Emma Fryer
David ...... Tim Key

Written by Sarah Millican.

Producer: Lianne Coop

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2010.



TUESDAY 08 FEBRUARY 2022

TUE 00:00 James Follett - Earthsearch (b007jnxp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 A Good Read (b03c3dx3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 John Mortimer Presents: The Trials of Marshall Hall (b007k2vr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 S-Laughter in the Dark (m00016rx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 Believe Me by Eddie Izzard (b08vxt0l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:15 Henry James (b0b1q5n1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 The Robert Peston Interview Show (with Eddie Mair) (b05zhm88)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 Arthur Conan Doyle - Micah Clarke (m000knv2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 03:55 The Fanthorpe Investigations (b038l0d7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:55 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 Jest a Minute (b0183rrm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:30 The Leopard in Autumn (b00s7n40)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 For The Love of Leo (m00020jk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 The Unbelievable Truth (m0013zj6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 John Mortimer Presents: The Trials of Marshall Hall (b007jlzz)
2. The Camden Town Murder

True stories of crime and trial in a bygone age. In this case, Did Bob Wood really murder Emily Dimmock by slitting her throat?

Introduced by Rumpole of the Bailey's creator, John Mortimer.

CAST:

Sir Edward Marshall Hall …. Tom Baker

With Timothy Block, Kellie Bright, Nicholas Farr, David Glover and Jonathan Tafler.

Dramatised by Michael Butt.

Director: John Taylor

A Fiction Factory production for BBC Radio 2 first broadcast in 1996.


TUE 06:30 S-Laughter in the Dark (m0001722)
2. Donne To Death

Blind detective Jack Dunroody tackles a brutal murder at a country house.

Wronged by Sir George Moore in the 17th century, poet John Donne is said to haunt the family home once a year to exact a deathly revenge....

Chandleresque noir-fiction from the pen of Marius Brill.

Paul B Davies stars as Jack Dunroody, with Rebecca Front as Terry Moore, Judy Parfitt as Valerie Moore, Jane Whittenshaw as Mark/Mary Moore, Peter Yapp as Bob Moore, David Collings as Thelonious the monk; and David Holt as Nigel Wavers & the Dog.

Director: Andy Jordan.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1991.


TUE 07:00 Dot (b0bgbyjy)
Series 3

London Can Take It

The Prime Minister is preparing to broadcast to the French Resistance and needs urgent help with his French vocab. Desperate to please, Dot and Millicent embark on a race across London to get to him first when an air raid stops them in their tracks. But could Dot's resemblance to Vera Lynn give her the upper hand? Comic adventures in Ed Harris' witty and quirky wartime comedy.

Dot ...... Fenella Woolgar
Millicent ...... Jane Slavin
Myrtle ...... Kate O'Flynn
Peg ...... Freya Parker
Vic ...... Sean Murray
Londoner ...... John Lightbody
Londoner ...... Ryan Whittle
Londoner ...... Lauren Cornelius

Writer ...... Ed Harris
Director ...... Sasha Yevtushenko

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2018.


TUE 07:30 Tudur Owen: United Nations of Anglesey (m0013zpd)
Episode 2

In 1978 a Japanese film crew came to 11-year-old Tudur Owen’s farm on Anglesey to make a programme about his life for a TV show called Children of the World. Then a Patagonian gaucho turned up. As did a man claiming to be a geology student called Hector. But were they all what they seemed?

Written and narrated by Tudur Owen with additional voices from Lisa-Jên Brown, Richard Harrington, Gwenno Hodgkins and Yuriko Kotani.

Script editor: Gareth Gwynn
Production co-ordinator: Katie Baum
Sound design: David Thomas
Producer: Richard Morris

A BBC Studios Production


TUE 08:00 The Goon Show (b007jlfp)
Series 5

The Phantom Head Shaver

As baldness breaks out in Brighton, is there a connection to a glut of cheap tobacco

Groundbreaking, surreal BBC radio comedy written by Spike Milligan.

Starring:

Peter Sellers
Harry Secombe
Spike Milligan

First billed as Crazy People, ten series of The Goon Show were recorded between 1951 and 1960, but sadly many of the earliest shows weren’t kept in the archive.

With the Ray Ellington Quartet and Max Geldray.

Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott.

Announcer: Wallace Greenslade

Producer: Peter Eton

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in October 1954.


TUE 08:30 Winston (b00pync3)
Winston Back Home

A Born Natural

Old rogue Winston's plot to be alone with Nancy gets an unexpected boost from Father.

Peter Tinniswood's bawdy 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 April 1994.


TUE 09:00 The News Quiz (m0013zsx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:30 Elephants to Catch Eels (b007rkg0)
Series 1

Episode 6

Smuggler Tamsyn Trelawney joins the customs men to stop Courageous Kate from marrying her dad.

Then things take a turn for the even more absurd...

18th century Cornish village sitcom by the writers of Dead Ringers - Tom Jamieson and Nev Fountain.

Starring Lucy Speed as Tamsyn Trelawny, John Bowe as Jago Trelawny, Cameron Stewart as Major Thomas Falconer, Andrew McGibbon as Captain Marriot, Martin Hyder as Squire Bascombe, Mark Felgate as Dewey, Imelda Staunton as Courageous Kate and Mark Perry as Hobbs.

Producer: Jan Ravens.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2003.


TUE 10:00 Arthur Conan Doyle - Micah Clarke (m000kn9k)
2. The Perilous Journey

Following a dramatic encounter with Colonel Decimus Saxon, Micah and Reuben are drawn into the Civil War between the Protestant usurper the Duke of Monmouth and the Catholic King James II.

They must set off on the dangerous journey to join the Duke and his forces at Taunton.

Starring Martyn Read, Patrick Troughton, James Bryce and Simon Ward.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's historical novel set to the backdrop of the Monmouth Rebellion of 1685.

Micah Clarke …. Martyn Read
Decimus Saxon …. Patrick Troughton
Reuben Lockarby …. James Bryce
Duke of Monmouth …. Simon Ward
Sir Gervas Jerome .... Mark Straker
Sir Jacob Clancing .... Lockwood West
Dame Hobson .... Mia Soteriou
Mayor Timewell .... William Eedle
Ruth Timewel .... Jenny Funnell
John Derrick .... William Hope
Dr Ferguson .... Harry Stamper
Lord Grey .... David Sinclair
Captain Buyse .... Geoffrey Collins
Master Wade .... Steve Hodson
Master Tetheridge .... Stephen Thorne

Dramatised by Constance Cox.

Director: by David Johnston

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1985.


TUE 10:55 The Fanthorpe Investigations (b038xly1)
The Green Children of Woolpit

Priest and paranormal investigator Lionel Fanthorpe probes the legend of two green children appearing in a village. From 2013.


TUE 11:00 Archive on 4 (b09q9zgc)
The Death of Illegitimacy

Illegitimacy once meant you were a 'bastard'. The MP Caroline Flint wants to know what the word 'illegitimate' means now.

Caroline has always been open about her unmarried Mum having her when she was 17 years old and that she had her first son before she got married. Caroline describes her own family's story as a Catherine Cookson novel. There are suspicions that her widowed great-grandmother had an illegitimate child. Her grandmother's older sister had an illegitimate child during WW1 with an American soldier who was brought up as though his mother was his sister.

She explores the archives to find out if the stigma has died out with social historian Jane Robinson and discusses the issue with best-selling crime author Martina Cole and MP Jess Phillips. Martina, who is also an ambassador for the single parent families' charity Gingerbread, became a single parent by choice when she was 18 and then again 20 years later. Jess conceived her son when she was 22 and had been with her boyfriend for barely a month.

Is the biggest deal today not whether a child is illegitimate but whether she bears her father's surname? Has the cloak of illegitimacy really fallen because daddy is willing to say publicly: she's mine?

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2018.


TUE 12:00 The Goon Show (b007jlfp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 Winston (b00pync3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 John Mortimer Presents: The Trials of Marshall Hall (b007jlzz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 S-Laughter in the Dark (m0001722)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 Believe Me by Eddie Izzard (b08x96gs)
2. Discovery

After meeting an old family friend who came to a gig in Sweden, Eddie gains insight into her relationship with her mother through some precious old home movies.

In this memoir, Eddie takes us on a journey through her life - one during which she's discovered much about herself along the way, and come to terms with not fitting into the box that most of us like to put people in.

With a nod to the surreal humour and disarming candour of her shows, and some occasional digressions, Believe Me tells the story of a child losing their mother yet who’s risen to become a star of comedy and drama, a leading advocate of total clothing rights, and an extreme runner of marathons.

Written and read by Eddie Izzard.

Director: Lizzie Davies
Abridged and produced by Jill Waters

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


TUE 14:15 Henry James (b0b1r1d2)
The Wings of the Dove

Episode 7

Linda Marshall Griffiths' dramatisation of Henry James' passionate and heart-breaking novel about desire and money.

In Venice, Kate's plan to unite Merton and Milly gains pace. But are they prepared for the consequences?

Kate ...... Aisling Loftus
Merton ...... Nico Mirallegro
Milly ...... Jodie Comer
Susie ...... Christine Bottomley

Directed by Nadia Molinari

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2018.


TUE 14:30 Bette in Britain (b00bzdg8)
Susan George profiles Hollywood legend Miss Bette Davis and her visits to Britain and the impact she had on British actors, directors and producers.

Reflecting the plotlines of characters she played on screen Bette Davis's visits across the Atlantic left behind stories of success, mystery, court battles, failed marriages and sadness.

Miss Davis starred in several British films and was inspired by our history and influenced by our culture. She came here in the seventies to tour her one-woman show where it has been claimed on a visit to Cardiff she searched for and found her relatives.

The programme features Davis's memorable appearance at The National Film theatre and looks at the time she came to the UK to record an album of songs.

With extracts from her British interviews spanning thirty years the programme includes contributions from actor Wendy Craig, broadcaster Wyn Calvin and director Jimmy Sangster.

Produced by Stephen Garner.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2008.


TUE 15:00 Arthur Conan Doyle - Micah Clarke (m000kn9k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 15:55 The Fanthorpe Investigations (b038xly1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:55 today]


TUE 16:00 The Museum of Curiosity (b0902v53)
Series 11

Episode 3

Professor of Ignorance John Lloyd and his new curator Romesh Ranganathan welcome:

* The internationally acclaimed conductor, actor, writer, comedian and broadcaster Rainer Hersch
* The doctor, Antarctic explorer, and prospective Martian astronaut Beth Healey
* The painter, author and textile, ceramics & costume designer Kaffe Fassett.

The Museum's Guest Committee offer as exhibits a vast home-made architectural folly, a wind instrument that takes you back to school and a station the size of a football pitch that weighs absolutely nothing and moves at 18,000 mph.

Researched by Anne Miller of QI & Mike Turner.

Producers: Richard Turner & James Harkin.

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


TUE 16:30 Elephants to Catch Eels (b007rkg0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


TUE 17:00 Dot (b0bgbyjy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 17:30 Tudur Owen: United Nations of Anglesey (m0013zpd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 18:00 James Follett - Earthsearch (b007wvjs)
Earthsearch II

2. Flood

Telson and Darv take the starship Challenger’s shuttle up to locate the android that killed Darv and Astra's son.

But they soon discover that they’re not alone...

James Follett's cult sci-fi drama is a gripping sequel to his original Earthsearch.

Commander Telson ...... Sean Arnold
Sharna ...... Amanda Murray
Darv ...... Haydn Wood
Astra ...... Kathryn Hurlbutt
Tidy ...... David Gooderson
George ...... Stephen Garlick
Angel One ...... Sonia Fraser
Angel Two ...... Gordon Reid

Director: Glyn Dearman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in Mayl 1982.


TUE 18:30 Soul Music (b04ps556)
Series 19

Gracias a la Vida

Gracias A La Vida - thank you to life - is a song that means a lot to many people around the world.

Recorded by artists as diverse as Joan Baez and the magnificent Mercedes Sosa, the song reflects the bittersweet nature of life's joys and sadnesses.

To the people of Chile where it was written in 1966 by Violetta Parra, it has become an anthem that brings people together in times of trouble.

One man who was tortured and imprisoned under the Pinochet regime in 1973 recalls how playing the song on guitar in prison for other inmates helped keep their spirits and hopes alive under the most brutal circumstances.

Australian writer and actor Ailsa Piper recalls being gifted the words to Gracias A La Vida by a fellow walker along one of the holy routes in Spain, and how the song has become a poignant reminder of the fragility of life.

Producer: Maggie Ayre.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2014.


TUE 19:00 The Goon Show (b007jlfp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 Winston (b00pync3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 John Mortimer Presents: The Trials of Marshall Hall (b007jlzz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 S-Laughter in the Dark (m0001722)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 Archive on 4 (b09q9zgc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 22:00 Tudur Owen: United Nations of Anglesey (m0013zpd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 Cowards (b007jf0x)
Series 1

Episode 6

Moustaches and job interviews in the bizarre world of the comedy sketch show team.

Featuring the talents of writers and performers Tom Basden, Stefan Golaszewski, Tim Key and Lloyd Woolf.

Producer: Victoria Lloyd

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2007.


TUE 23:00 Peter Bradshaw - For One Horrible Moment (b0082khk)
Episode 1

Peter Bradshaw's hilariously disturbing personal account of one boy's transition into adulthood in 1970s Cambridgeshire at the hands of an eccentric father.

In this opening episode, our young hero's chance playground encounter opens the long-concealed door into a dark erotic journey of the soul.

Read by the author.

Producer: Jon Naismith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1999.


TUE 23:15 Warhorses of Letters (b01p4252)
Series 2

Episode 2

The world's greatest epistolary equine love story.

The Duke of Wellington's horse Copenhagen's romance with Marengo (Napoleon's horse) has lead to a proposal of marriage.

But planning a wedding is fraught with arguments for our gay horses... church or wood? Should people be invited or just horses? And which of them is the groom?

Marengo ..... Stephen Fry
Copenhagen ..... Daniel Rigby
Narrator ..... Tamsin Greig

Written by Robbie Hudson and Marie Phillips

Producer: Gareth Edwards.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2012.


TUE 23:30 The Mark Steel Solution (b007k1j1)
Series 3

Immigration

The radical comedian proposes deportation for everyone born in England. From August 1995.



WEDNESDAY 09 FEBRUARY 2022

WED 00:00 James Follett - Earthsearch (b007wvjs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 Soul Music (b04ps556)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 John Mortimer Presents: The Trials of Marshall Hall (b007jlzz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 S-Laughter in the Dark (m0001722)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 Believe Me by Eddie Izzard (b08x96gs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday]


WED 02:15 Henry James (b0b1r1d2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Tuesday]


WED 02:30 Bette in Britain (b00bzdg8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 Arthur Conan Doyle - Micah Clarke (m000kn9k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 03:55 The Fanthorpe Investigations (b038xly1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:55 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 The Museum of Curiosity (b0902v53)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:30 Elephants to Catch Eels (b007rkg0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 Dot (b0bgbyjy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 Tudur Owen: United Nations of Anglesey (m0013zpd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 John Mortimer Presents: The Trials of Marshall Hall (b007jm0j)
3. A Hint of Arsenic

True stories of crime and trial in a bygone age. In this case, Sir Edward Marshall Hall sets out to prove Harold Greenwood innocent of killing his first wife.

Introduced by Rumpole of the Bailey's creator, John Mortimer.

CAST:

Sir Edward Marshall Hall …. Tom Baker

With Timothy Block, Robert Blythe, Zelah Clarke, Lucy Jenkins, Christopher Scott and Jonathan Tafler.

Dramatised by Michael Butt.

Director: John Taylor

A Fiction Factory production for BBC Radio 2 first broadcast in 1996.


WED 06:30 S-Laughter in the Dark (m00017ky)
3. Blind Devotion

Blind detective Jack Dunroody is hired by Thelonious, a monk worried about the fate of his Abbot at an island monastery...

Chandleresque noir-fiction from the pen of Marius Brill.

Paul B Davies stars as Jack Dunroody, with Rebecca Front as Terry Moore, David Collings as Thelonious the monk, David Waring as the Abbot, John Turner as the Councillor, Natasha Pyne as Rose Scarlet, David Holt as Watson the dog and Damian, John Hartley as Underwood, Ian Masters as Boots and Jonathan Keeble as the parrot.

Director: Andy Jordan.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1991.


WED 07:00 Alexei Sayle's Imaginary Sandwich Bar (b09gkcst)
Series 2

La Vie Moral

Alexei considers how one might live an ethical life, recounts the difficulties he faced when tracking down his lost cat and pays penance for a feud with another performer.

Written by Alexei Sayle
Performed by Alexei Sayle
Original music and lyrics by Tim Sutton
Produced by Joe Nunnery

A BBC Studios Production, first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2017.


WED 07:30 Conversations from a Long Marriage (m000dgy5)
Series 1

Why Didn't You Ask Me to Dance?

Joanna Lumley and Roger Allam play a couple who have been married ‘for ever’. Children of the Sixties, they’re still free spirits, drawn together by their passion for music and each other. Their warm and witty conversations dance around everyday chores and appointments as well as dealing with problems within long-held friendships, and tackling their own frustrations with each other. But underlying it all is their enduring love for each other and their desire to keep the passion alive.

This week they’re invited to a party with old friends but return home with a burning question: why didn’t you ask me to dance?

Written for Joanna Lumley and Roger Allam by award-winning comedy writer and journalist Jan Etherington, who’s been married for 35 years to Gavin Petrie, with whom she created many hit radio and TV series (Second Thoughts, Next of Kin, Faith in the Future, The Change). Conversations from a Long Marriage is her first solo narrative comedy series.

Produced by Claire Jones
A BBC Studios production


WED 08:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007wp6j)
Series 4

The Last of the McHancocks

The lad inherits a Scottish castle and starts feuding with his nasty neighbour.

Stars Tony Hancock.

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

With special guest James Robertson Justice as Seamus McNasty.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music written by Wally Stott.

Producer: Denis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in February 1957.


WED 08:30 The Michael Bentine Show (b00jjq7x)
From 05/02/1984

Michael Bentine stars as Dame Nellie Drongo, the Boy Scout Movement of India and a prehistoric Caveman..

The ultimate one man show written and performed by the host.

Producer: Jamie Rix

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in January 1984.


WED 09:00 The Write Stuff (b00776r3)
Series 10

John Keats

James Walton chairs the literary quiz with John Walsh, Sebastian Faulks, Peter Kemp and Sue Limb. From April 2007.


WED 09:30 All the Young Dudes (b019m2ys)
Series 2

Still Crazy

Patrick wonders who Green Day are and Joe turns into a doting daddy.

Comedy drama written by and starring Jim Sweeney.

Patrick .... Jim Sweeney
Helen .... Cathryn Harrison
Billy .... Steve Steen
Moira .... Sadie Shimmin
Joe .... Stephen Frost
Maria .... Flaminia Cinque
Charlie .... Izzy de Rosario

Also starring Michael Fenton Stevens

Producer: Steve Doherty

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2002.


WED 10:00 Arthur Conan Doyle - Micah Clarke (m000knvb)
3. King Monmouth

Having set off on the dangerous ride to Taunton to join Monmouth's rebel forces, Micah and his friend Reuben have had many extraordinary encounters.

First with Sir Jacob Clancing who sends an enigmatic and ominous message to the Duke; then with the deceptively foppish Sir Gervas who joins their cause; and then with Mayor Timewell whose pretty daughter catches Reuben's eye. Finally they come face to face with the great Monmouth himself.

Starring Martyn Read, Patrick Troughton, James Bryce and Simon Ward.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's historical novel set to the backdrop of the Monmouth Rebellion of 1685.

Micah Clarke …. Martyn Read
Decimus Saxon …. Patrick Troughton
Reuben Lockarby …. James Bryce
Duke of Monmouth …. Simon Ward
Sir Gervas Jerome ... Mark Straker
Lord Grey ... David Sinclair
Duke of Beaufort .... John Rye
Mayor Timewell .... Willlam Eedle
Captain Buyse .... Geoffrey Collins
Dr Ferguson .... Henry Stamper
Major Ogilvy .... Gregory de Polnay
Captain Murgatroyd .... Jack McKenzie
Captain Sinclair .... Michael Jayes
Farmer Brown ... Peter Tuddenham
Silas .... John Forbes-Robertson
Long John .... Clive Panto

Dramatised by Constance Cox.

Director: by David Johnston

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1985.


WED 10:55 The Fanthorpe Investigations (b039b74y)
The Catacomb Phenomenon

The strange tale of the Catacomb Phenomenon.

Priest and paranormal investigator Lionel Fanthorpe relates stories from the world of the strange and unexplained.

Producer: Paul Arnold

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


WED 11:00 The Real Comedy Controllers: The Things That Made Us Laugh (m00147qf)
1. It's That Man Again

Instead of celebrity Comedy Controllers choosing their favourites, it’s the turn of those who, in their own ways, must take the blame for many of the shows heard on BBC Radio 4 Extra.

Between them, Paul Jackson, Beryl Vertue, John Lloyd and Jimmy Mulville have well over a 150 years of gut-busting, side-aching woofers, gags and - let's be honest - the occasional horrific mistimed silence.

In front of an audience in London's iconic BBC Radio Theatre in Broadcasting House - the home of British Radio comedy - they reveal what they do, why they do it and what makes them laugh.

It's back to the wartime stars of Variety and the entertainers, the men and women (though largely men) who entertained us through the dark days of conflict and the drab times of austerity and rationing.

Featuring:

‘ITMA’ - It's That Man Again (Victory Edition).
Tommy Handley's gang celebrate victory in Europe, as broadcast on 10th May 1945.

With an extract from ‘Hi Gang’ and Peter Sellers’ performance of ‘Balham, Gateway to the South’.

Series Producers: Paul Kobrak and Dixi Stewart.

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


WED 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007wp6j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 The Michael Bentine Show (b00jjq7x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 John Mortimer Presents: The Trials of Marshall Hall (b007jm0j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 S-Laughter in the Dark (m00017ky)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 Believe Me by Eddie Izzard (b08x97f4)
3. Signs

Eddie Izzard always knew something wasn’t quite right with her reading and writing, but diagnosis of dyslexia came late.

She was also a late-starter with relationships.

In this memoir, Eddie takes us on a journey through her life - one during which she's discovered much about herself along the way, and come to terms with not fitting into the box that most of us like to put people in.

With a nod to the surreal humour and disarming candour of her shows, and some occasional digressions, Believe Me tells the story of a child losing their mother yet who’s risen to become a star of comedy and drama, a leading advocate of total clothing rights, and an extreme runner of marathons.

Written and read by Eddie Izzard.

Director: Lizzie Davies
Abridged and produced by Jill Waters

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


WED 14:15 Henry James (b0b1srpk)
The Wings of the Dove

Episode 8

Henry James' passionate and heart-breaking novel dramatised by Linda Marshall Griffiths.

With Kate gone, Merton and Milly are now alone in Venice but an unexpected visit from Lord Mark changes everything.

Merton ...... Nico Mirallegro
Milly ...... Jodie Comer
Susie ...... Christine Bottomley
Butler ...... Hamilton Berstock

Directed by Nadia Molinari

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2018.


WED 14:30 .....But Still They Come (b01pf5cx)
"...But Still They Come' explores the enormous impact and influence of Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of The World's, telling the story of the recording of the original album, the various incarnations produced in the 35 years since its release and the 2012 version, re-recorded for a new generation.

This programme explains how and why Jeff Wayne began working on a concept album based on H.G. Wells' science fiction masterpiece and the years of hard work it took to realise his vision.

In the summer of 1978, the UK album charts were dominated by Disco and Punk, with the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack firmly entrenched at number one. It was an audacious move and a huge gamble to release a double concept album based on a Victorian science fiction novel. But the compelling blend of progressive rock, classical music, Richard Burton's narration and the fascinating story struck a chord with music fans all over the world and the album became a massive hit, supported by the singles Forever Autumn and Eve of the War.

Guests contributing recollections of the part they played in Jeff's creation include David Essex who voiced The Artilleryman and Justin Hayward who sang Forever Autumn. The programme also contains never-before-heard studio interaction with Richard Burton, David Essex and Jeff Wayne during the original recording sessions.

In the years since its release The War Of The Worlds has morphed in to live stage shows, computer games and apps. Now Jeff has re-interpreted the record for a 21st century audience with a new recording featuring Liam Neeson and Gary Barlow (who both contribute to this programme), and Joss Stone.

Produced by Des Shaw and Chris O'Shaughnessy
A Ten Alps production

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2012.


WED 15:00 Arthur Conan Doyle - Micah Clarke (m000knvb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 15:55 The Fanthorpe Investigations (b039b74y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:55 today]


WED 16:00 The Write Stuff (b00776r3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


WED 16:30 All the Young Dudes (b019m2ys)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


WED 17:00 Alexei Sayle's Imaginary Sandwich Bar (b09gkcst)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 17:30 Conversations from a Long Marriage (m000dgy5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 18:00 James Follett - Earthsearch (b007jnyt)
Earthsearch II

3. Surrender

Believing they've outwitted the Angels, the Challenger crew prepare to wait out the flood.

Their victory, however, is short lived...

James Follett's cult sci-fi drama is a gripping sequel to his original Earthsearch.

Commander Telson ...... Sean Arnold
Sharna ...... Amanda Murray
Darv ...... Haydn Wood
Astra ...... Kathryn Hurlbutt
Angel One ...... Sonia Fraser
Angel Two ...... Gordon Reid
Elka ...... Jill Lidstone
Tidy ...... David Gooderson
George ...... Stephen Garlick

Director: Glyn Dearman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1982.


WED 18:30 The Radio Detectives (b007jpbt)
Series 2

On the Beat with PC 49

Professor Jeffrey Richards recalls the popular beat bobby, asking Susan Stranks about her father Alan's sleuthing creation.

With Norman Wright and Vernon Harris.

Readings by Owen Oakeshott.

Producer: Jon Rolph

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1999.


WED 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007wp6j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 The Michael Bentine Show (b00jjq7x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 John Mortimer Presents: The Trials of Marshall Hall (b007jm0j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 S-Laughter in the Dark (m00017ky)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 The Real Comedy Controllers: The Things That Made Us Laugh (m00147qf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 22:00 Conversations from a Long Marriage (m000dgy5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 And Now in Colour (b0080qg5)
Series 2

Eurospecial

The sketch show team cross the English Channel for a French link-up.

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

Producer: Lissa Evans

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1991.


WED 23:00 Bleak Expectations (b01p71gl)
Series 5

A Writerly Life Made Dreadfully Different

There's a novel writing showdown between Pip and Charles Dickens to find out who is the greatest writer in Britain.

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
Clampvulture ..... Geoffrey Whitehead
Ripely ..... Sarah Hadland
Pippa ..... Susy Kane
Lily ...... Sarah Hadland

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2012.


WED 23:30 Simon Evans Goes to Market (b0639xp0)
Series 2

Sugar

Comedian Simon Evans' series about the economics of some of the goods - or bads - to which we're addicted.

If you crave your daily coffee, can't get by without a cigarette, feel that mid-afternoon slump without your sugar-fix, or can't face an evening without a glass of wine, you are definitely not alone. But have you ever thought about the economics that has made your addiction possible?

Who does it profit? And would you want to make some canny investments that take advantage of our human weaknesses?

Simon Evans looks at the economics, history and health issues behind these oh-so-addictive commodities.

This week it's sugar. Some people say sugar could be the new tobacco - exposed as a health risk that's been knowingly concealed for decades. And the trouble is sugar is in almost everything now - even things that 'look' savoury. What part does economics have to play in how we have got to this point? How do we make sense of what the food industry is doing with sugar? And if we want to invest in this addiction, how do we do it?

With the help of economics guru, More Or Less host Tim Harford and the Queen of investment know-how, Merryn Somerset Webb, plus author David Gillespie, Simon walks us around the economics of this very familiar commodity and pokes fun at our relationship with it.

Presented by Simon Evans, with regular guests Tim Harford and Merryn Somerset Webb.

Written by Simon Evans, Benjamin Partridge and Andy Wolton.

Produced by Claire Jones.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2015.



THURSDAY 10 FEBRUARY 2022

THU 00:00 James Follett - Earthsearch (b007jnyt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 The Radio Detectives (b007jpbt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 John Mortimer Presents: The Trials of Marshall Hall (b007jm0j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 S-Laughter in the Dark (m00017ky)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 Believe Me by Eddie Izzard (b08x97f4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:15 Henry James (b0b1srpk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 .....But Still They Come (b01pf5cx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 Arthur Conan Doyle - Micah Clarke (m000knvb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 03:55 The Fanthorpe Investigations (b039b74y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:55 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 The Write Stuff (b00776r3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:30 All the Young Dudes (b019m2ys)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 Alexei Sayle's Imaginary Sandwich Bar (b09gkcst)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 Conversations from a Long Marriage (m000dgy5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 John Mortimer Presents: The Trials of Marshall Hall (b007jm10)
4. A Death at Christmas

True stories of crime and trial in a bygone age. Sir Edward Marshall Hall faces a complex case over a troubled ex-soldier charged with murder.

Introduced by Rumpole of the Bailey's creator, John Mortimer.

CAST:

Sir Edward Marshall Hall …. Tom Baker

With Becky Hindley, Timothy Block, Jonathan Tafler, Robert Blythe, John Hartley and David Howarth.

Dramatised by Michael Butt.

Director: Michael Fox

A Fiction Factory production for BBC Radio 2 first broadcast in 1996.


THU 06:30 S-Laughter in the Dark (m00018cy)
4. More Than Meets The Ear

Detective Jack Dunroody is trapped in a cave, with the tide rising - and a monastery murder still to solve...

Chandleresque noir-fiction from the pen of Marius Brill.

Paul B Davies stars as Jack Dunroody, with Rebecca Front as Terry Moore, David Collings as Thelonious the monk, John Turner as the Councillor, Natasha Pyne as Rose Scarlet, David Holt as Watson the dog & Damian; John Hartley as Underwood; Ian Masters as Boots and Jonathan Keeble as the parrot

Director: Andy Jordan.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1991.


THU 07:00 The Wilsons Save the World (b09f39tt)
Series 1

Holiday

A sitcom written by Marcus Brigstocke and Sarah Morgan and starring Marcus Brigstocke as Mike and Kerry Godliman as his wife Max.

Michael and Maxine Wilson and their teenage daughters, Lola and Cat (plus their bearded dragon Chomsky, and about 150,000 bees) have resolved to live a cleaner, greener, serener life. This is a show about living ethically... whatever that means. Millions of people try every day to make 'good' choices and do the 'right thing', be ethical, charitable and community minded. It's hard. Most of us live with hypocrisy and failure all the time but keep on trying. The Wilsons, good folk that they are, are trying about 20% harder and learning to live with about 19% more failure. They are not giving up.

In this episode Max needs a holiday and so does Mike but what's the right choice ethically? As they balance the appeal of hot sun versus a carbon-neutral campsite Cat has her own agenda and Lola wrestles with the rights and wrongs of charity.

Mike ...... Marcus Brigstocke
Maxine ...... Kerry Godliman
Lola ...... India Brown
Cat ...... Mia Jenkins
Paul ...... Mike Wozniak

Producer...Julia McKenzie

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


THU 07:30 Plum House (b0b52cms)
Series 2

Thief Encounter

Comedy about the inept staff at a historic house. Starring Simon Callow, Jane Horrocks and Miles Jupp.

Every year, thousands of tourists flock to the Lake District. But one place they never go to is Plum House - the former country home of terrible poet George Pudding (1779-1848). Now a crumbling museum, losing money hand over fist, it struggles to stay open under its eccentric curator Peter Knight (Simon Callow). Tom Collyer (Tom Bell) tries and fails to get the museum back on track, alongside the hopelessly out of touch deputy Julian (Miles Jupp), corner-cutting gift shop manager Maureen (Jane Horrocks), put-upon education officer Emma (Louise Ford), and enthusiastic but dim-witted caretaker Alan (Pearce Quigley).

Peter and Julian are determined to retrieve a valuable pudding artefact and they've enlisted the help of a crooked connection to do so. Emma and Tom try to keep everyone on the straight and narrow - but Maureen finds herself mysteriously drawn to the shady visitor.

Written by Ben Cottam and Paul McKenna
Produced by Sarah Cartwright
Directed by Paul Schlesinger
A Hat Trick production for BBC Radio 4.


THU 08:00 The Jason Explanation of... (b007jpwr)
Money

David Jason's probe of modern life sets out to comprehend cash.

Following in the footsteps of Lord Clark, Dr Bronowski and Professor Galbraith, David Jason unravels the mysteries of the universe and the meaning of life.

With Miriam Margolyes and Royce Mills.

Written by Colin Bostock Smith, Andy Hamilton and Barry Pilton.

Music by John Owen Edwards

Producer: Geoffrey Perkins

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 4 in September 1977.


THU 08:30 Capital Gains (b007qgnq)
Series 1

Risk Capital

Amateur philosopher, Julius Hutch is looking forward to spending his retirement just "pottering". But one morning, he wakes early to find that his life is changed forever...

The first of two series written by Collin Johnson.

CAST:

Julius Hutch .... Peter Jones
Mrs Pauline Tone .... Celestine Randall
Kate .... Justine Midda
Sexton Lewis .... Jeffrey Wickham
News Reader .... Collin Johnson

Producer: Andy Jordan.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1995.


THU 09:00 Foul Play (b00jz7jg)
Series 3

Murder Before Matins

Crime writers Liza Cody and Reginald Hill try to solve a deathly mystery in a monastery.

Simon Brett hosts the murder quiz.

With witness statements from Maria McErlane and Lee Simpson.

Producer Liz Anstree

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1998.


THU 09:30 An Actor's Life for Me (b00s3d19)
Series 3

Madness in His Method

Robert Wilson devotes his life to someone's art.

Farcical sitcom about the trials and tribulations of a young actor desperately seeking work.

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

Robert ..... John Gordon Sinclair
Desmond Shaw ..... Gary Waldhorn
Sue ..... Gina McKee

with Toby Longworth, Harriet Thorpe, Millie Tiffin, Andrew Berkeley and Simon Slater

Producer: Dianne Messias

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in January 1993.


THU 10:00 Arthur Conan Doyle - Micah Clarke (m000kpbp)
4. The Battle for the Crown

Micah twice narrowly escaped death.

Firstly at the hands of smugglers on his ride to Badminton to enlist the Duke of Beaufort to Monmouth's cause; and secondly at the hands of the choleric Duke himself!

But by strange circumstances, he found himself freed to rejoin the Duke's army and march on the cathedral city of Wells - with a heart heavy with foreboding.

Starring Martyn Read, Patrick Troughton, James Bryce and Simon Ward.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's historical novel set to the backdrop of the Monmouth Rebellion of 1685.

Micah Clarke …. Martyn Read
Decimus Saxon …. Patrick Troughton
Reuben Lockarby …. James Bryce
Duke of Monmouth .... Simon Ward
Sir Gervas Jerome .... Mark Straker
Lord Grey ... David Sinclair
Colonel Buyse .... Geoffrey Collins
Master Wade ... Steve Hodson
Major Ogilvy .... Gregory de Polnay
Major Timewell ... William Eedle
Childe Rosemary ... Melissa Katsoulis
John Derrick ... William Hope
Preacher ... Peter Acre
Verger ... Brian Smith
Trooper ... Trevor Nichols
Man from regiment ... Colin Starkey
Lieutenant Horsford .... Christopher Douglas

Dramatised by Constance Cox.

Director: by David Johnston

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1985.


THU 11:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m001469c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


THU 11:45 The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry (m0004sdq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]


THU 12:00 The Jason Explanation of... (b007jpwr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 Capital Gains (b007qgnq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 John Mortimer Presents: The Trials of Marshall Hall (b007jm10)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 S-Laughter in the Dark (m00018cy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 Believe Me by Eddie Izzard (b08x97tr)
4. Coming Out

Eddie was 21 when she first told someone how she felt about her gender. But coming out to the world took courage.

In this memoir, Eddie takes us on a journey through her life - one during which she's discovered much about herself along the way, and come to terms with not fitting into the box that most of us like to put people in.

With a nod to the surreal humour and disarming candour of her shows, and some occasional digressions, Believe Me tells the story of a child losing their mother yet who’s risen to become a star of comedy and drama, a leading advocate of total clothing rights, and an extreme runner of marathons.

Written and read by Eddie Izzard.

Director: Lizzie Davies
Abridged and produced by Jill Waters

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


THU 14:15 Henry James (b0b1t2zt)
The Wings of the Dove

Episode 9

Linda Marshall Griffiths' dramatisation of Henry James' passionate and heart-breaking novel about desire and money.

Merton has returned to London leaving Milly, who is now gravely ill, in Venice. Kate and Merton are reunited but the shadow of Milly stands between them.

Kate ...... Aisling Loftus
Merton ...... Nico Mirallegro
Maud ...... Emma Cunniffe

Directed by Nadia Molinari

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2018.


THU 14:30 Roots (m00146gh)
The 1977 American TV mini-series of Alex Haley 's Roots altered people's perceptions of slavery, America and black history.

Actor and playwright Kwame Kwei-Armah recalls its impact and its effect on his own life.

Producer: Richard Vadon

FIrst broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2007.


THU 15:00 Arthur Conan Doyle - Micah Clarke (m000kpbp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 Foul Play (b00jz7jg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


THU 16:30 An Actor's Life for Me (b00s3d19)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


THU 17:00 The Wilsons Save the World (b09f39tt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 17:30 Plum House (b0b52cms)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 18:00 James Follett - Earthsearch (b007jnzd)
Earthsearch II

4. Solaria

Bran wants the Challenger crew to destroy 'an artefact' floating in space. Will they co-operate?

James Follett's cult sci-fi drama is a gripping sequel to his original Earthsearch.

Commander Telson ...... Sean Arnold
Sharna ...... Amanda Murray
Darv ...... Haydn Wood
Astra ...... Kathryn Hurlbutt
Bran ...... Michael Maloney
Angel One ...... Sonia Fraser
Angel Two ...... Gordon Reid
Solaria ...... Pauline Letts
Elkeran ...... Nicholas Courtney
Elka ...... Jill Lidstone
Tidy ...... David Gooderson

Director: Glyn Dearman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1982.


THU 18:30 Great Lives (b09ly6rt)
Series 44

Justin Marozzi on Herodotus

Herodotus - father of history or father of lies?

Matthew Parris introduces a sparky discussion about a writer whose achievements include a nine book account of a war between east and west - the Persian invasions of Greece. Justin Marozzi proposes him not just as an historian, but as geographer, explorer, correspondent, the world's first travel writer, and an irrepressible story teller to boot.

Backing him up is Professor Edith Hall, who sees Herodotus as the author of a magnificent work of prose. But Matthew Parris wrestles with whether he was historian or hack.

Justin Marozzi is the author of the award winning Baghdad: City of Peace, City of Blood.
Edith Hall is Professor in the Centre for Hellenic Studies at King's College London.
Herodotus of Halicarnassus - modern day Bodrum in Turkey - wrote about Croesus, Darius, Xerxes and Leonidas, plus the battles of Marathon, Thermopylae and Plataea. His books also embrace much of the rest of the known world.

Producer: Miles Warde

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2018.


THU 19:00 The Jason Explanation of... (b007jpwr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 Capital Gains (b007qgnq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 John Mortimer Presents: The Trials of Marshall Hall (b007jm10)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 S-Laughter in the Dark (m00018cy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m001469c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


THU 21:45 The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry (m0004sdq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]


THU 22:00 Plum House (b0b52cms)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 Brian Gulliver's Travels (b00zlfh9)
Series 1

Erosia

Brian Gulliver, a seasoned presenter of travel documentaries, finds himself in a hospital's secure unit after claiming to have had a number of bizarre adventures.

This week he travels to Erosia which has a very different view of sexual politics.

Brian Gulliver's Travels is a new satirical adventure story from Bill Dare. The series has attracted an excellent cast led by Neil Pearson and award winning star of the RSC's current season, Mariah Gale. Cast includes fantastic actors Tamsin Greig, John Standing, Paul Bhattacharjee, Christopher Douglas, Catherine Shepherd, Vicky Pepperdine, Phil Cornwell, Antonia Campbell Hughes, Jo Bobin and Katherine Jakeways.

For years Bill Dare wanted to create a satire about different worlds exploring Kipling's idea that we travel, 'not just to explore civilizations, but to better understand our own'. But science fiction and space ships never interested him, so he put the idea on ice. Then Brian Gulliver arrived and meant that our hero could be lost in a fictional world without the need for any sci-fi.

Satirical targets over the series: the medical profession and its need to pathologize everything; the effect of marriage on children; spirituality and pseudo-science; compensation culture; sexism; the affect of our obsession with fame.

Gulliver's Travels is the only book Bill Dare read at university. His father, Peter Jones, narrated a similarly peripatetic radio series: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

Written by Bill Dare
Produced by Steven Canny

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2011.


THU 23:00 Where to, Mate? (m000j2sq)
"...Walt Disney has a sister...?"

Set and recorded on location in a car in Manchester, ‘Where To, Mate?’ is a semi-improvised comedy following our main drivers Bernie and Ben as we eavesdrop on their taxi journeys around the North West.

This week Bernie picks up Milton and they strike up a friendship; and Ben picks up a healer who tries to help him against his will.

Ben was the first driver to work at the firm and he’s seen it all. He likes 80s movies and arguing about nothing, but tries to help passengers out with their problems whenever he can.

Bernie has left her husband in Birmingham and escaped to Manchester to work as the only female driver at All Star Cars. She didn’t get out on her own much before she got this job, but she’s making up for it now.

Jason Wingard is a writer, director and film maker from Manchester. He’s written and directed a number of award winning short films as well as the feature film ‘Eaten By Lions’ which recently had a cinema release.

The show features local voices and character actors /comedians from the North.

Ben ..... Peter Slater
Bernie ..... Jo Enright
Milton ..... Christopher J Hall
The Healer ..... Lisa Moore
Saj ..... Abdullah Afzal
Controller ..... Jason Wingard
Controller ..... Abdullah Afzal

Conversations improvised by the cast based on ideas by Jason Wingard and Carl Cooper.
With additional material and production support by Hannah Stevenson.

Additional voices and material by the cast and crew.

Directed by Jason Wingard
Produced by Carl Cooper

A BBC Studios Audio Production, first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2020.


THU 23:15 Joseph Morpurgo's Walking Tour (b09fy6qx)
Yosemite

Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee 2015 and triple Chortle Award Winner Joseph Morpurgo presents a series of 'educational' audio adventures for BBC Radio 4.

Follow our unique walking tour of Yosemite National Park, stuffed with fun facts, survival tips and more.

Written and performed by Joseph Morpurgo, with Naomi Petersen and Jonathan Broke.
Sound design by Craig Schuftan
Producer Alexandra Smith

A BBC Studios Production, first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2017.


THU 23:30 The Boosh (b007jmg2)
Jazz

Vince can't make the porpoise derby because his band's on New Faces of Pop and Howard can't relax because he's constantly being visited by the spirit of jazz.

Written by and starring Noel Fielding and Julian Barratt.

The Boosh is a surreal adventure based on the Perrier Award-winning comedy show, featuring Howard and Vince's battles with zoo manager Bob Fossil.

Howard Moon ...... Julian Barrattt
Vince Noir ...... Noel Fielding
Bob Fossil ...... Rich Fulcher

With Simon Evans.

After BBC radio gave them their big break with this series, they transferred to BBC TV where The Mighty Boosh ran for three series.

Producer: Danny Wallace.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2001.



FRIDAY 11 FEBRUARY 2022

FRI 00:00 James Follett - Earthsearch (b007jnzd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 Great Lives (b09ly6rt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 John Mortimer Presents: The Trials of Marshall Hall (b007jm10)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 S-Laughter in the Dark (m00018cy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 Believe Me by Eddie Izzard (b08x97tr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:15 Henry James (b0b1t2zt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 Roots (m00146gh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 Arthur Conan Doyle - Micah Clarke (m000kpbp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 Foul Play (b00jz7jg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:30 An Actor's Life for Me (b00s3d19)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 The Wilsons Save the World (b09f39tt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 Plum House (b0b52cms)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 John Mortimer Presents: The Trials of Marshall Hall (b007k2zd)
5. The Case of the Green Bicycle

True stories of crime and trial in a bygone age. In this final case, did Ronald Light shoot a woman cyclist dead? Sir Edward Marshall Hall sets out to prove his innocence.

Introduced by Rumpole of the Bailey's creator, John Mortimer.

CAST:

Sir Edward Marshall Hall …. Tom Baker

With Neal Swettenham, David Allister, Nicky Rainsford, Jonathan Tafler and John Hartley.

Dramatised by Michael Butt.

Director: Michael Fox

A Fiction Factory production for BBC Radio 2 first broadcast in 1996.


FRI 06:30 Wimsey (b007jwcn)
Murder Must Advertise

1. Death Comes to Pym's Publicity

After the unexplained death of a junior copywriter at a top advertising agency, Lord Peter Wimsey goes undercover.

Ian Carmichael stars as Lord Peter Wimsey – the British gentleman detective created by Dorothy L Sayers.

First published in published in 1933 and adapted in six episodes by Alistair Beaton.

Classy and sharp-witted, aristocratic amateur sleuth Lord Peter Bredon Wimsey was born in 1890 and educated at Eton and Oxford, before serving in the military during the First World War.

Ian Carmichael appeared as Lord Peter Wimsey for BBC Radio from 1973 to 1983, in addition to the BBC TV adaptations that were broadcast between 1972 and 1975.

Lord Peter Wimsey …. Ian Carmichael
Chief Inspector Parker …. Allan Cuthbertson
Mr Ingleby …. John Quentin
Mr Willis …. Richard O'Callaghan
Miss Meteyard …. Frances Jeater
Mr Hankin …. Frank Williams
Miss Rossiter …. Joanna Wake

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1979..


FRI 07:00 Welcome to Our Village, Please Invade Carefully (b04l0zq7)
Series 2

Counter Plot

Richard is alarmed to discover that Uljabaan has commandeered six allotments for some sort of experiment, while Katrina is more concerned that he's arrested Lucy. But what kind of plants is he planting inside the building he has built?

Series two of Eddie Robson's sitcom about an alien race that's noticed an all-at-once invasions of Earth never works out that well. So they've locked the small Buckinghamshire village of Cresdon Green behind an impenetrable force-field in order to study human behaviour and decide if Earth is worth invading.

The only inhabitant who seems to be bothered by their new alien overlord is Katrina Lyons, who was only home for the weekend to borrow the money for a deposit for a flat when the force-field went up.

So along with Lucy Alexander (the only teenager in the village, willing to rebel against whatever you've got) she forms The Resistance - slightly to the annoyance of her parents Margaret and Richard who wish she wouldn't make so much of a fuss

This is also much to the annoyance of Field Commander Uljabaan who, alongside his unintelligible minions and The Computer (his hyper-intelligent supercomputer), is trying to actually run the invasion.

Katrina Lyons ...... Hattie Morahan
Richard Lyons ...... Peter Davison
Margaret Lyons ...... Jan Francis
Lucy Alexander ...... Hannah Murray
Field Commander Uljabaan ...... Charles Edwards
The Computer ...... John-Luke Roberts
Ron ...... Dave Lamb
Lawrence ...... Michael Bertenshaw

Written by Eddie Robson
Script-edited by Arthur Mathews

Producer: Ed Morrish.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2014.


FRI 07:30 Now You're Asking with Marian Keyes and Tara Flynn (m001464z)
The Child Care Problem

Marian and Tara tackle jealousy, code switching, frizzy hair and wandering accents and much more.

Marian Keyes is a multi award-winning writer, with a total of over 30 million of her books sold to date in 33 languages. Her close friend Tara Flynn is an actress, comedian and writer. Together, these two friends have been through a lot, and now want to use their considerable life experience to help solve their listeners' biggest - and smallest - problems.

From dilemmas about life, love and grief, to the perils of laundry or knowing what to say at a boring dinner, we’ll find out what Marian and Tara would recommend - which might not solve the problem exactly, but will make us all feel a bit better.

Recorded in Dublin with emails received from listeners around the world, the hosts invite you to pull up a chair at their virtual kitchen table as they read and digest their inbox.

Got a problem you want Marian and Tara to solve? Email: marianandtara@bbc.co.uk.

Producer: Steve Doherty.
A Giddy Goat production for BBC Radio 4 and BBC Sounds


FRI 08:00 Dad's Army (b007jq5q)
Series 3

The Deadly Attachment

As the Walmington-on-Sea platoon attempt to guard a German U-boat crew, their captain starts making a list.

The comic exploits of a Second World War Home Guard platoon

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

Captain Mainwaring …. Arthur Lowe
Sergeant Wilson …. John Le Mesurier
Corporal Jones …. Clive Dunn
Private Frazer …. John Laurie
Private Pike …. Ian Lavender
Private Godfrey …. Arnold Ridley
Private Walker …. Larry Martyn
Vicar …. Frank Williams
Captain Muller …. Philip Madoc

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1976.


FRI 08:30 Second Thoughts (b00l6gf2)
Series 4

Unhappy Returns

Bill makes a flying return visit from his new job in Germany. It’s the ideal opportunity for a quiet weekend with Faith but interventions from Hannah and Liza ensures the weekend is anything but romantic....

Sitcom about the battles of married life for ex-divorcees Bill and Faith, whilst balancing the demands of his ex-wife, Liza and Faith's teenage children.

CAST:

Bill …. James Bolam
Faith …. Lynda Bellingham
Liza …. Belinda Lang
Hannah …. Julia Sawalha
Joe …. Mark Denham
Richard …. Geoffrey Whitehead
Kevin …. David Learner

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 June 1992.


FRI 09:00 Whispers (b007k2sf)
Series 3

Episode 2

Gyles Brandreth chairs the scandals quiz with Anthony Holden, Lucy Moore, Richard Herring and Louise Doughty. From October 2005.


FRI 09:30 Ballylenon (b00807h2)
Series 5

Episode 5

Wrangling over the Hoover cottage continues, as Stompy's protest backfires.

Series set in the sleepy town of Ballylenon, Co Donegal in 1956.

Written by Christopher Fitz-Simon.

CAST:

Phonsie Doherty …. TP McKenna
Muriel McConkey …. Margaret D'Arcy
Vera McConkey …. Stella McCusker
Mrs McFinney …. Aine McCartney
Stumpy Bonnat …. Gerard McSorley
Josie Doherty …. Cathy White
Packy McGoldrick …. Charlie Bonnar
Bohunkus Smith …. BJ Hogg

Music arranged and performed by Stephanie Hughes.

Director: Eoin O'Callaghan

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1998.


FRI 10:00 Arthur Conan Doyle - Micah Clarke (m000kp3k)
5. The End of It All

Thanks to the treachery of their guide and the eventual flight of their leader, the Duke of Monmouth's forces were routed at Sedgemoor.

Sir Gervas slain, Reuben wounded and captive, Micah left the field and turned his horse's head away from the west.

Starring Martyn Read, Patrick Troughton and James Bryce.

The conclusion of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's historical novel set to the backdrop of the Monmouth Rebellion of 1685.

Micah ... Martyn Read
Decimus Saxon .... Patrick Troughton
Reuben Lockarby .... James Bryce
Judge Jeffreys ... John Gabriel
Master Helstrop .... Peter Wickham
Master Tetheridge ... Stephen Thorne
Major Ogilvy .... Gregory de Polnay
Captain Steele ... William Hope
Captain John ... Edward Cast
Captain Pogram ... Robin Summers
Joseph Clarke .... Nicholas Courtney
Mrs Clarke .... Gwen Cherrell
Sgt Greddar ... Peter Acre
Hangman Broderick ... Colin Starkey
Clerk of the Court ... Brian Smith
Foreman of the Jury ... Christopher Douglas
Jem ... David Sinclair
Old man ... David Garth
Guard ... William Eedle
Ruth ... Jenny Funnell

Dramatised by Constance Cox.

Director: by David Johnston

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1985.


FRI 11:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m00146lx)
Writing and Books

Laura Grimshaw and Isy Suttie present an aural library of podcasts about writing and books for your delectation.

We listen into podcasts on the writing process including Script Apart and The Writing Life Podcast, devour a selection of podcasts presenting the best in author interviews including BBC Radio 4's Bookclub, The Red Hot Chilli Writers, Shakespere & Co. You're Booked and Fun Kids Bookworms, and we flick through the best book recommendation podcasts including A Good Read, Open Book, Bookclub, Literary Friction and Backlisted.

We speak to Laura Shavin about The Offcuts Drawer - the podcast where successful writers share the contents of their bottom drawer – the bits of writing they never finished, had rejected or they just like to hold on to for nostalgic reasons, which are finally brought to life on stage. And we're joined by Robin Ince and Josie Long to discuss Bookshambles, the podcast where books are the springboard into ludicrous and always passionate conversations about anything and everything.


FRI 12:00 Dad's Army (b007jq5q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 Second Thoughts (b00l6gf2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 John Mortimer Presents: The Trials of Marshall Hall (b007k2zd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 Wimsey (b007jwcn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 Believe Me by Eddie Izzard (b08x9813)
5. Marathons

The idea of taking on unusual sporting challenges appealed to Eddie Izzard – so she took on a gruelling regime of running back to back marathons throughout the length of the UK

In this memoir, Eddie has taken us on a journey through her life - one during which she's discovered much about herself along the way, and come to terms with not fitting into the box that most of us like to put people in.

With a nod to the surreal humour and disarming candour of her shows, and some occasional digressions, Believe Me tells the story of a child losing their mother yet who’s risen to become a star of comedy and drama, a leading advocate of total clothing rights, and an extreme runner of marathons.

Written and concluded by Eddie Izzard.

Director: Lizzie Davies
Abridged and produced by Jill Waters

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


FRI 14:15 Henry James (b0b1tgb0)
The Wings of the Dove

Episode 10

Linda Marshall Griffiths' dramatisation of Henry James' passionate and heart-breaking novel.

Following Milly's death, Merton is grief-stricken and Kate isn't prepared for the consequences. Will Milly's death change their lives irrevocably?

Kate ...... Aisling Loftus
Merton ...... Nico Mirallegro
Milly ...... Jodie Comer

Directed by Nadia Molinari

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2018.


FRI 14:30 Calling Hereford (b00mwrh9)
For the last thirty years, staff at the world's largest earth satellite station in Herefordshire have watched global news unfold - immediate, raw and unedited. The fall of the Berlin Wall, the British task force landings on the Falklands and the collapse of the Twin Towers - journalists from across the world have beamed their pictures to Madley. Decades before YouTube and the internet made instant, raw images available, staff here have seen history unfold, often live and uncensored.

In this feature, Hugh Sykes visits the site where many of his own reports from around the world have flashed across the huge bank of television screens. Staff, past and present, recall the images that affected them, and their immediate community. Particularly poignant were the images and information coming in about operations in the Falklands, as some workers have connections with the SAS at nearby Hereford.

Madley has a curious place in the local community. The 32-metre diameter metal monster dominates the local landscape, and moves less than an inch a day as it tracks a satellite 22,000 miles away in the skies above the Indian Ocean. The dish is surrounded by a nature reserve, and the nearby primary school who come to work and play have the iconic dish as part of their school crest. Thirty years ago the site, then Street House Farm, was notable only for a disused airfield, once used to carry Rudolf Hess to stand trial at Nuremberg. But this remote part of Herefordshire was also a sheltered bowl of rock between the Malvern Hills and the Black Mountains - rock strong enough to carry a 300-tonne satellite dish and isolated enough to screen out all electronic background noise.

For Hugh Sykes, this is new territory - a link in the technological chain which has remained invisible and unseen, until now.

Produced by John Byrne.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2009.


FRI 15:00 Arthur Conan Doyle - Micah Clarke (m000kp3k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 Whispers (b007k2sf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


FRI 16:30 Ballylenon (b00807h2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


FRI 17:00 Welcome to Our Village, Please Invade Carefully (b04l0zq7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 17:30 Now You're Asking with Marian Keyes and Tara Flynn (m001464z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 18:00 James Follett - Earthsearch (b007jnzy)
Earthsearch II

5. Sundeath

On an abandoned artificial sun, the crew of Challenger probes the computer in charge.

James Follett's cult sci-fi drama is a gripping sequel to his original Earthsearch.

Commander Telson ...... Sean Arnold
Sharna ...... Amanda Murray
Darv ...... Haydn Wood
Astra ...... Kathryn Hurlbutt
Bran ...... Michael Maloney
Angel One ...... Sonia Fraser
Angel Two ...... Gordon Reid
Solaria ...... Pauline Letts
Elkeran ...... Nicholas Courtney
Elka ...... Jill Lidstone
Tidy ...... David Gooderson
Halsten ...... David McAlister

Director: Glyn Dearman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1982.


FRI 18:30 Shah Rukh Khan's Heroes (b06sg8ss)
The Ordinary Man

Bollywood film star Shah Rukh Khan's pays tribute to everyday people and celebrates the normal things in life.

Revisiting his father's view that it is special to be down-to-earth, he reveals that he has the same fear of failure today as when he started working in Indian cinema.

Shah says "it's not the cost of the shirt or jacket that you wear, it's just how much you enjoy wearing it", explaining that ordinary people are heroes because they enjoy life despite the world's issues.

Producer: Ranjit Doal

First broadcast on the BBC Asian Network in 2012.


FRI 19:00 Dad's Army (b007jq5q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 Second Thoughts (b00l6gf2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 John Mortimer Presents: The Trials of Marshall Hall (b007k2zd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 Wimsey (b007jwcn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m00146lx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 22:00 Now You're Asking with Marian Keyes and Tara Flynn (m001464z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 Domestic Science (b09snxqp)
Series 2

Living Room

A heady combination of maths, science and comedy with the Festival of The Spoken Nerd trio:

Stand-up Mathematician Matt Parker
Physicist Steve Mould
Physicist-Musician Helen Arney

It's science that you can play along with at home as the team look at domestic phenomena that we relate to on a day to day basis.

In this episode, they're in the living room.

Plus the team tackle audience questions.

Producer: Lyndsay Fenner

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


FRI 22:45 The Consultants (b007k320)
Series 1

Episode 2

Neil Edmond, Justin Edwards and James Rawlings ponder how to revamp tea to make it more dangerous and exciting. From 2003.


FRI 23:00 Laura Solon - Talking and Not Talking (b00773xs)
Series 1

Episode 5

The torrid tale of Justine's jeans and the sad story of a second gap year.

Award-winning comedian Laura Solon's sketch and character comedy series

With Ben Moor, Katherine Parkinson and Ben Willbond.

Written by Laura Solon. With additional material by the cast, Carl Cooper, Tony Roche and Andy Marlatt.

Producer: Colin Anderson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2007.


FRI 23:30 My Teenage Diary (b0b5t820)
Series 8

Debbie McGee

Debbie McGee shares her diaries with Rufus Hound, and reminisces about her years as a hard-working student at the Royal Ballet School in London.

Produced by Harriet Jaine

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




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

.....But Still They Come 14:30 WED (b01pf5cx)

.....But Still They Come 02:30 THU (b01pf5cx)

A Good Read 18:30 MON (b03c3dx3)

A Good Read 00:30 TUE (b03c3dx3)

Adam Bede by George Eliot (Omnibus) 14:20 SUN (b00c86bm)

Adam Bede by George Eliot (Omnibus) 02:20 MON (b00c86bm)

Alexei Sayle's Imaginary Sandwich Bar 07:00 WED (b09gkcst)

Alexei Sayle's Imaginary Sandwich Bar 17:00 WED (b09gkcst)

Alexei Sayle's Imaginary Sandwich Bar 05:00 THU (b09gkcst)

Alisa Ganieva - Bride and Groom 03:00 SAT (b09r3xzw)

All Gas and Gaiters 09:00 SUN (m0014699)

All the Young Dudes 09:30 WED (b019m2ys)

All the Young Dudes 16:30 WED (b019m2ys)

All the Young Dudes 04:30 THU (b019m2ys)

An Actor's Life for Me 09:30 THU (b00s3d19)

An Actor's Life for Me 16:30 THU (b00s3d19)

An Actor's Life for Me 04:30 FRI (b00s3d19)

And Now in Colour 22:30 WED (b0080qg5)

Archive on 4 13:00 SAT (b0bd6k54)

Archive on 4 01:00 SUN (b0bd6k54)

Archive on 4 11:00 TUE (b09q9zgc)

Archive on 4 21:00 TUE (b09q9zgc)

Arthur Conan Doyle - Micah Clarke 10:00 MON (m000knv2)

Arthur Conan Doyle - Micah Clarke 15:00 MON (m000knv2)

Arthur Conan Doyle - Micah Clarke 03:00 TUE (m000knv2)

Arthur Conan Doyle - Micah Clarke 10:00 TUE (m000kn9k)

Arthur Conan Doyle - Micah Clarke 15:00 TUE (m000kn9k)

Arthur Conan Doyle - Micah Clarke 03:00 WED (m000kn9k)

Arthur Conan Doyle - Micah Clarke 10:00 WED (m000knvb)

Arthur Conan Doyle - Micah Clarke 15:00 WED (m000knvb)

Arthur Conan Doyle - Micah Clarke 03:00 THU (m000knvb)

Arthur Conan Doyle - Micah Clarke 10:00 THU (m000kpbp)

Arthur Conan Doyle - Micah Clarke 15:00 THU (m000kpbp)

Arthur Conan Doyle - Micah Clarke 03:00 FRI (m000kpbp)

Arthur Conan Doyle - Micah Clarke 10:00 FRI (m000kp3k)

Arthur Conan Doyle - Micah Clarke 15:00 FRI (m000kp3k)

Ballylenon 04:30 SAT (b007znmy)

Ballylenon 09:30 FRI (b00807h2)

Ballylenon 16:30 FRI (b00807h2)

Believe Me by Eddie Izzard 14:00 MON (b08vxt0l)

Believe Me by Eddie Izzard 02:00 TUE (b08vxt0l)

Believe Me by Eddie Izzard 14:00 TUE (b08x96gs)

Believe Me by Eddie Izzard 02:00 WED (b08x96gs)

Believe Me by Eddie Izzard 14:00 WED (b08x97f4)

Believe Me by Eddie Izzard 02:00 THU (b08x97f4)

Believe Me by Eddie Izzard 14:00 THU (b08x97tr)

Believe Me by Eddie Izzard 02:00 FRI (b08x97tr)

Believe Me by Eddie Izzard 14:00 FRI (b08x9813)

Bette in Britain 14:30 TUE (b00bzdg8)

Bette in Britain 02:30 WED (b00bzdg8)

Bleak Expectations 23:00 WED (b01p71gl)

Boogie Up the River 08:30 MON (b007jv65)

Boogie Up the River 12:30 MON (b007jv65)

Boogie Up the River 19:30 MON (b007jv65)

Brian Gulliver's Travels 22:30 THU (b00zlfh9)

Calling Hereford 14:30 FRI (b00mwrh9)

Capital Gains 08:30 THU (b007qgnq)

Capital Gains 12:30 THU (b007qgnq)

Capital Gains 19:30 THU (b007qgnq)

Catch My Breath 00:00 SAT (b007k3bt)

Chain Reaction 22:00 SAT (b00lgkzc)

Conversations from a Long Marriage 07:30 WED (m000dgy5)

Conversations from a Long Marriage 17:30 WED (m000dgy5)

Conversations from a Long Marriage 22:00 WED (m000dgy5)

Conversations from a Long Marriage 05:30 THU (m000dgy5)

Cowards 22:30 TUE (b007jf0x)

Creme de la Crime 22:45 MON (b00807sd)

Dad's Army 08:00 FRI (b007jq5q)

Dad's Army 12:00 FRI (b007jq5q)

Dad's Army 19:00 FRI (b007jq5q)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:00 SUN (m001469c)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:00 SUN (m001469c)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 11:00 THU (m001469c)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:00 THU (m001469c)

Domestic Science 22:30 FRI (b09snxqp)

Dot 07:00 TUE (b0bgbyjy)

Dot 17:00 TUE (b0bgbyjy)

Dot 05:00 WED (b0bgbyjy)

Elephants to Catch Eels 09:30 TUE (b007rkg0)

Elephants to Catch Eels 16:30 TUE (b007rkg0)

Elephants to Catch Eels 04:30 WED (b007rkg0)

For The Love of Leo 09:30 SUN (m0001xpl)

For The Love of Leo 07:00 MON (m00020jk)

For The Love of Leo 17:00 MON (m00020jk)

For The Love of Leo 05:00 TUE (m00020jk)

Foul Play 09:00 THU (b00jz7jg)

Foul Play 16:00 THU (b00jz7jg)

Foul Play 04:00 FRI (b00jz7jg)

George Orwell - Nineteen Eighty-Four 18:00 SAT (b01qldly)

George Orwell - Nineteen Eighty-Four 00:00 SUN (b01qldly)

Graham Swannell - Kiss of Life 16:00 SUN (b05n7tp5)

Graham Swannell - Kiss of Life 20:00 SUN (b05n7tp5)

Graham Swannell - Kiss of Life 04:00 MON (b05n7tp5)

Great Lives 07:30 SAT (b09l068g)

Great Lives 17:30 SAT (b09l068g)

Great Lives 05:30 SUN (b09l068g)

Great Lives 18:30 THU (b09ly6rt)

Great Lives 00:30 FRI (b09ly6rt)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:00 WED (b007wp6j)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:00 WED (b007wp6j)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:00 WED (b007wp6j)

Hearing With Hegley 22:30 MON (b00bbnvw)

Henry James: The Wings of the Dove (Omnibus) 07:20 SUN (b0b1q039)

Henry James 02:15 SAT (b0b0xlkn)

Henry James 14:15 MON (b0b1q5n1)

Henry James 02:15 TUE (b0b1q5n1)

Henry James 14:15 TUE (b0b1r1d2)

Henry James 02:15 WED (b0b1r1d2)

Henry James 14:15 WED (b0b1srpk)

Henry James 02:15 THU (b0b1srpk)

Henry James 14:15 THU (b0b1t2zt)

Henry James 02:15 FRI (b0b1t2zt)

Henry James 14:15 FRI (b0b1tgb0)

How to Stop Time by Matt Haig (Omnibus) 13:00 SUN (b09k9zzw)

How to Stop Time by Matt Haig (Omnibus) 01:00 MON (b09k9zzw)

I Played the Prime Minister 09:00 SAT (b0bqfcph)

I Played the Prime Minister 19:00 SAT (b0bqfcph)

Ian D Montfort Is: Unbelievable 23:00 SAT (b01ks6gt)

In and Out of the Kitchen 23:00 SUN (b01pz9xz)

Inheritance Tracks 07:10 SUN (b07w0x28)

Inheritance Tracks 14:10 SUN (b08kbv2s)

Inheritance Tracks 02:10 MON (b08kbv2s)

Inheritance Tracks 11:50 MON (m00147j6)

Inheritance Tracks 21:50 MON (m00147j6)

James Follett - Earthsearch 18:00 MON (b007jnxp)

James Follett - Earthsearch 00:00 TUE (b007jnxp)

James Follett - Earthsearch 18:00 TUE (b007wvjs)

James Follett - Earthsearch 00:00 WED (b007wvjs)

James Follett - Earthsearch 18:00 WED (b007jnyt)

James Follett - Earthsearch 00:00 THU (b007jnyt)

James Follett - Earthsearch 18:00 THU (b007jnzd)

James Follett - Earthsearch 00:00 FRI (b007jnzd)

James Follett - Earthsearch 18:00 FRI (b007jnzy)

Jest a Minute 09:00 MON (b0183rrm)

Jest a Minute 16:00 MON (b0183rrm)

Jest a Minute 04:00 TUE (b0183rrm)

John Mortimer Presents: The Trials of Marshall Hall 06:00 MON (b007k2vr)

John Mortimer Presents: The Trials of Marshall Hall 13:00 MON (b007k2vr)

John Mortimer Presents: The Trials of Marshall Hall 20:00 MON (b007k2vr)

John Mortimer Presents: The Trials of Marshall Hall 01:00 TUE (b007k2vr)

John Mortimer Presents: The Trials of Marshall Hall 06:00 TUE (b007jlzz)

John Mortimer Presents: The Trials of Marshall Hall 13:00 TUE (b007jlzz)

John Mortimer Presents: The Trials of Marshall Hall 20:00 TUE (b007jlzz)

John Mortimer Presents: The Trials of Marshall Hall 01:00 WED (b007jlzz)

John Mortimer Presents: The Trials of Marshall Hall 06:00 WED (b007jm0j)

John Mortimer Presents: The Trials of Marshall Hall 13:00 WED (b007jm0j)

John Mortimer Presents: The Trials of Marshall Hall 20:00 WED (b007jm0j)

John Mortimer Presents: The Trials of Marshall Hall 01:00 THU (b007jm0j)

John Mortimer Presents: The Trials of Marshall Hall 06:00 THU (b007jm10)

John Mortimer Presents: The Trials of Marshall Hall 13:00 THU (b007jm10)

John Mortimer Presents: The Trials of Marshall Hall 20:00 THU (b007jm10)

John Mortimer Presents: The Trials of Marshall Hall 01:00 FRI (b007jm10)

John Mortimer Presents: The Trials of Marshall Hall 06:00 FRI (b007k2zd)

John Mortimer Presents: The Trials of Marshall Hall 13:00 FRI (b007k2zd)

John Mortimer Presents: The Trials of Marshall Hall 20:00 FRI (b007k2zd)

Joseph Morpurgo's Walking Tour 23:15 THU (b09fy6qx)

Julie Enfield Investigates 01:30 SAT (b007jl8w)

Laura Solon - Talking and Not Talking 23:00 FRI (b00773xs)

Marriage Lines 12:30 SAT (b0663ftq)

Marriage Lines 08:00 MON (b0674hjd)

Marriage Lines 12:00 MON (b0674hjd)

Marriage Lines 19:00 MON (b0674hjd)

My Teenage Diary 23:30 FRI (b0b5t820)

Mythos 18:00 SUN (b0b01jsw)

Mythos 00:00 MON (b0b01jsw)

Now You're Asking with Marian Keyes and Tara Flynn 05:30 SAT (m0013z0r)

Now You're Asking with Marian Keyes and Tara Flynn 07:30 FRI (m001464z)

Now You're Asking with Marian Keyes and Tara Flynn 17:30 FRI (m001464z)

Now You're Asking with Marian Keyes and Tara Flynn 22:00 FRI (m001464z)

Peter Bradshaw - For One Horrible Moment 23:00 TUE (b0082khk)

Play It Cool 08:30 SUN (b05tbp4r)

Plum House 07:30 THU (b0b52cms)

Plum House 17:30 THU (b0b52cms)

Plum House 22:00 THU (b0b52cms)

Plum House 05:30 FRI (b0b52cms)

Podcast Radio Hour 11:00 FRI (m00146lx)

Podcast Radio Hour 21:00 FRI (m00146lx)

Poetry Extra 12:00 SUN (m001469g)

Poetry Extra 17:00 SUN (m001469g)

Poetry Extra 05:00 MON (m001469g)

RL Stevenson - Treasure Island 06:00 SAT (b007jwxp)

RL Stevenson - Treasure Island 16:00 SAT (b007jwxp)

RL Stevenson - Treasure Island 04:00 SUN (b007jwxp)

Radiolab 11:00 SUN (m000f6xw)

Radiolab 19:00 SUN (m000f6xw)

Robert Aickman Stories 18:45 SUN (m0007rfd)

Robert Aickman Stories 00:45 MON (m0007rfd)

Roots 14:30 THU (m00146gh)

Roots 02:30 FRI (m00146gh)

S-Laughter in the Dark 06:30 MON (m00016rx)

S-Laughter in the Dark 13:30 MON (m00016rx)

S-Laughter in the Dark 20:30 MON (m00016rx)

S-Laughter in the Dark 01:30 TUE (m00016rx)

S-Laughter in the Dark 06:30 TUE (m0001722)

S-Laughter in the Dark 13:30 TUE (m0001722)

S-Laughter in the Dark 20:30 TUE (m0001722)

S-Laughter in the Dark 01:30 WED (m0001722)

S-Laughter in the Dark 06:30 WED (m00017ky)

S-Laughter in the Dark 13:30 WED (m00017ky)

S-Laughter in the Dark 20:30 WED (m00017ky)

S-Laughter in the Dark 01:30 THU (m00017ky)

S-Laughter in the Dark 06:30 THU (m00018cy)

S-Laughter in the Dark 13:30 THU (m00018cy)

S-Laughter in the Dark 20:30 THU (m00018cy)

S-Laughter in the Dark 01:30 FRI (m00018cy)

Sarah Millican's Support Group 14:30 SAT (b00qps89)

Sarah Millican's Support Group 02:30 SUN (b00qps89)

Sarah Millican's Support Group 23:30 MON (b00qx458)

Second Thoughts 08:30 FRI (b00l6gf2)

Second Thoughts 12:30 FRI (b00l6gf2)

Second Thoughts 19:30 FRI (b00l6gf2)

Shah Rukh Khan's Heroes 00:30 SAT (b06s1hxd)

Shah Rukh Khan's Heroes 18:30 FRI (b06sg8ss)

Simon Evans Goes to Market 23:30 WED (b0639xp0)

Smelling of Roses 08:30 SAT (b00fh6w1)

Soul Music 18:30 TUE (b04ps556)

Soul Music 00:30 WED (b04ps556)

TED Radio Hour 11:00 MON (m00147j4)

TED Radio Hour 21:00 MON (m00147j4)

That Mitchell and Webb Sound 15:30 SAT (b00mwm67)

That Mitchell and Webb Sound 03:30 SUN (b00mwm67)

The Absolutely Radio Show 23:30 SAT (b08x4s7t)

The Beat Women 02:30 SAT (b06084ks)

The Beat Women 15:30 SUN (b06084ks)

The Beat Women 03:30 MON (b06084ks)

The Boosh 23:30 THU (b007jmg2)

The Consultants 22:45 FRI (b007k320)

The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry 10:45 SUN (m0004sdq)

The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry 21:45 SUN (m0004sdq)

The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry 11:45 THU (m0004sdq)

The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry 21:45 THU (m0004sdq)

The Fanthorpe Investigations 10:55 MON (b038l0d7)

The Fanthorpe Investigations 15:55 MON (b038l0d7)

The Fanthorpe Investigations 03:55 TUE (b038l0d7)

The Fanthorpe Investigations 10:55 TUE (b038xly1)

The Fanthorpe Investigations 15:55 TUE (b038xly1)

The Fanthorpe Investigations 03:55 WED (b038xly1)

The Fanthorpe Investigations 10:55 WED (b039b74y)

The Fanthorpe Investigations 15:55 WED (b039b74y)

The Fanthorpe Investigations 03:55 THU (b039b74y)

The Goon Show 08:00 TUE (b007jlfp)

The Goon Show 12:00 TUE (b007jlfp)

The Goon Show 19:00 TUE (b007jlfp)

The Headset Set 05:00 SAT (b012r7v2)

The Hudson and Pepperdine Show 22:30 SUN (b0076f55)

The Jason Explanation of... 08:00 THU (b007jpwr)

The Jason Explanation of... 12:00 THU (b007jpwr)

The Jason Explanation of... 19:00 THU (b007jpwr)

The Leopard in Autumn 09:30 MON (b00s7n40)

The Leopard in Autumn 16:30 MON (b00s7n40)

The Leopard in Autumn 04:30 TUE (b00s7n40)

The Mark Steel Solution 23:30 TUE (b007k1j1)

The Masterson Inheritance 15:00 SAT (b007jsmr)

The Masterson Inheritance 03:00 SUN (b007jsmr)

The Masterson Inheritance 23:30 SUN (b007jspx)

The Michael Bentine Show 08:30 WED (b00jjq7x)

The Michael Bentine Show 12:30 WED (b00jjq7x)

The Michael Bentine Show 19:30 WED (b00jjq7x)

The Museum of Curiosity 16:00 TUE (b0902v53)

The Museum of Curiosity 04:00 WED (b0902v53)

The News Quiz 23:00 MON (m0013zsx)

The News Quiz 09:00 TUE (m0013zsx)

The Problem With Adam Bloom 22:30 SAT (b01b1z4r)

The Radio Detectives 18:30 WED (b007jpbt)

The Radio Detectives 00:30 THU (b007jpbt)

The Real Comedy Controllers: The Things That Made Us Laugh 11:00 WED (m00147qf)

The Real Comedy Controllers: The Things That Made Us Laugh 21:00 WED (m00147qf)

The Robert Peston Interview Show (with Eddie Mair) 14:30 MON (b05zhm88)

The Robert Peston Interview Show (with Eddie Mair) 02:30 TUE (b05zhm88)

The Rule of The Land by Garrett Carr 02:00 SAT (b08hqf5p)

The Rule of the Land by Garrett Carr (Omnibus) 06:00 SUN (b08jlvm9)

The Toff on the Farm 01:00 SAT (b007js4c)

The Unbelievable Truth 07:30 MON (m0013zj6)

The Unbelievable Truth 17:30 MON (m0013zj6)

The Unbelievable Truth 22:00 MON (m0013zj6)

The Unbelievable Truth 05:30 TUE (m0013zj6)

The Wilsons Save the World 07:00 THU (b09f39tt)

The Wilsons Save the World 17:00 THU (b09f39tt)

The Wilsons Save the World 05:00 FRI (b09f39tt)

The Write Stuff 08:00 SAT (b00776g7)

The Write Stuff 09:00 WED (b00776r3)

The Write Stuff 16:00 WED (b00776r3)

The Write Stuff 04:00 THU (b00776r3)

Tom Wrigglesworth's Open Letters 14:00 SAT (b00y2sdt)

Tom Wrigglesworth's Open Letters 02:00 SUN (b00y2sdt)

Tom Wrigglesworth's Open Letters 12:30 SUN (b00y92mb)

Tom Wrigglesworth's Open Letters 17:30 SUN (b00y92mb)

Tom Wrigglesworth's Open Letters 22:00 SUN (b00y92mb)

Tom Wrigglesworth's Open Letters 05:30 MON (b00y92mb)

Tudur Owen: United Nations of Anglesey 07:30 TUE (m0013zpd)

Tudur Owen: United Nations of Anglesey 17:30 TUE (m0013zpd)

Tudur Owen: United Nations of Anglesey 22:00 TUE (m0013zpd)

Tudur Owen: United Nations of Anglesey 05:30 WED (m0013zpd)

Warhorses of Letters 23:15 TUE (b01p4252)

Welcome to Our Village, Please Invade Carefully 07:00 FRI (b04l0zq7)

Welcome to Our Village, Please Invade Carefully 17:00 FRI (b04l0zq7)

Where to, Mate? 23:00 THU (m000j2sq)

Whispers 04:00 SAT (b00n90xf)

Whispers 12:00 SAT (b00n90xf)

Whispers 09:00 FRI (b007k2sf)

Whispers 16:00 FRI (b007k2sf)

Wimsey 06:30 FRI (b007jwcn)

Wimsey 13:30 FRI (b007jwcn)

Wimsey 20:30 FRI (b007jwcn)

Winston 08:30 TUE (b00pync3)

Winston 12:30 TUE (b00pync3)

Winston 19:30 TUE (b00pync3)