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SATURDAY 12 FEBRUARY 2022

SAT 00:00 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.


SAT 00:30 Shah Rukh Khan's Heroes (b06sg8ss)
The Ordinary Man

Bollywood's Shah Rukh Khan's concludes his celebration of personal heroes by dedicating his last show to the ordinary man - "a man who is normal, like you and I."

Revisiting his father's view that it is special to be down-to-earth, Shah Rukh talks about the hard work he believes he has invested to cover up his lack of talent. He reveals he has the same fear of failure today as when he started working in Indian cinema.

He talks about his faith in God and how he truly believes himself to be an ordinary man - doing things exactly like normal men.

Shah Rukh shares a story of a common man who lives in Mumbai, India. We hear about a typical day in this man's life; making his own food, travelling to work in an overcrowded train and the need for him to come home and make his wife happy and mother comfortable with little to spend on life's luxuries.

He 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 June 2012.


SAT 01:00 John Mortimer Presents: The Trials of Marshall Hall (b007k2zd)
5. The Case of the Green Bicycle

Did Ronald Light shoot a woman cyclist dead?

Sir Edward Marshall Hall sets out to prove his innocence.

True stories of crime and trial in a bygone age featuring the formidable barrister.

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

Dramatised by Michael Butt.

Tom Baker stars as Sir Edward Marshall Hall.

With:

Neal Swettenham
David Allister
Nicky Rainsford
Jonathan Tafler
John Hartley

Director: Michael Fox

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


SAT 01:30 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 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.

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

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

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1979.


SAT 02:00 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.


SAT 02:15 Henry James (b0b1tgb0)
The Wings of the Dove

Episode 10

Following Milly's death, Merton is grief-stricken and Kate isn't prepared for the consequences.

Will Milly's death change their lives irrevocably?

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

Dramatised by Linda Marshall Griffiths.

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

Director: Nadia Molinari

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2018.


SAT 02:30 Calling Hereford (b00mwrh9)
Since 1978, 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.

Hugh Sykes visits the site where many of his own reports from around the world have flashed across the huge bank of TV 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.

Its site - originally 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.

Producer: John Byrne

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2009.


SAT 03:00 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.

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

Dramatised by Constance Cox.

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

Director: by David Johnston

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1985.


SAT 04:00 Whispers (b007k2sf)
Series 3

Episode 2

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

Richard Herring and Louise Doughty 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 (b00807h2)
Series 5

Episode 5

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

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
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 July 1998.


SAT 05:00 Welcome to Our Village, Please Invade Carefully (b04l0zq7)
Series 2

Counter Plot

Return of the sitcom about aliens invading the small Buckinghamshire village of Cresdon Green.

Richard Lyons is alarmed to discover Uljabaan has commandeered six allotments for some sort of experiment, while his daughter Katrina is more concerned that he's arrested Lucy.

But what kind of plants is he planting inside the building he's built?

Written by Eddie Robson.

Starring Hattie Morahan and Peter Davison.

Noticing all-at-once invasions of Earth never work out too well, these aliens have locked the village behind an impenetrable force-field in order to study human behaviour and to 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 a weekend to borrow the deposit for a flat.

So along with Lucy Alexander (the only teenager in the village, willing to rebel against whatever you've got) she formed The Resistance - slightly to the annoyance of her parents Margaret and Richard.

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 alien invasion.

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

Script-edited by Arthur Mathews.

Producer: Ed Morrish.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2014.


SAT 05:30 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


SAT 06:00 Centenier - The Deep End (m0014f72)
On Jersey, locals elect centeniers - unpaid officers - to protect their rights and to work with police to ensure justice is done.

Richard Hamon is the island's youngest centenier and one of the cleverest.

But even he is mystified and horrified by the sinister train of events that follow a straight-forward robbery.

Events threaten the well-being, perhaps even the very existence, of his own family...

Starring Neil Dickson and Rosalind Adams.

Crime thriller written by Alan Downer.

Richard Hamon .... Neil Dickson
Paula .... Rosalind Adams
Desmond Dean .... Reginald Marsh
Piers Dupoy .... Dominic Rickhards
DS Michel .... Philip Sully
Louise Cabot .... Cara Kelly
Ron Hazell .... Michael Deeks
Marigold Lebeau .... Petra Davies
Ben Lebeau .... Ian Michie
Martin Hamon .... Benjamin Ramsland
DC Le Pape .... Ken Cumberlidge

Director: David Johnston

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1989.


SAT 07:30 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 Pl ataea. His books also embrace much of the rest of the known world.

Producer: Miles Warde

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2018.


SAT 08:00 The Write Stuff (b00776r3)
Series 10

John Keats

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

Team captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh are joined by Peter Kemp and Sue Limb.

Author of the week is John Keats.

Reader: Beth Chalmers

Producer: Katie Marsden

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2007.


SAT 08:30 All the Young Dudes (b019m2ys)
Series 2

Still Crazy

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

The lives of Patrick and wife Helen after returning to the town where he was born.

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.


SAT 09:00 Open Mike: Mike Craig's Radio Memoirs (b00c0077)
Mike Craig was a prolific producer and writer of over 1200 comedy shows for both BBC Radio and TV.

These included: Morecambe and Wise, Ken Dodd, Jimmy Tarbuck, Al Reid, Harry Worth and The Grumbleweeds

It was Mike who wrote the legendary high-kicking sketch on the 1976 Morecambe and Wise Christmas TV Show with newsreader Angela Rippon.

In this 3 hour showcase of his radio memoirs, Mike presents a selection of his own favourites:

* Castle's On The Air

Record-breaking Roy Castle brings you espionage, The Three Musketeers and the perils of powering a car with cooking sherry explained by Stanley Unwin.
From 1975.

* Jimmy's Cricket Team - series.1 (3/8)

Irish comedian Jimmy Cricket with a letter from his mammy and more! With Bill Pertwee, Peter Goodwright and Noreen Kershaw. Written by Eddie Braben.
From 1990.

* Bernie Clifton's Comedy Shop

From restaurants to great moments in history - a non-stop barrage of gags. With Caroline Turner, Tony Pearce and Pat Mooney.
From 1982.

* Ho-di-ho starring The Grumbleweeds

The Grumbleweeds decide to go on holiday to Maplin's holiday camp. With Ruth Madoc and Paul Shane.
From 1986.

* Al Read Says Such Is Life

The Lancashire sausage-maker turned comedian illustrates pages of his autobiography with excerpts from his classic performances.
From 1987

* Ken Dodd's Easter Special

From the City Varieties Theatre, Leeds, Spring is in the air and Doddy's tackling romance and there's trouble at t'mill. With Johnny Moore, Paula Tilbrook,
From 1988.

Based mainly in Manchester, Mike retired from the BBC in 1993. He died in 2010 aged 75.

Recorded at BBC Manchester and compiled for transmission by Mik Wilkojc.

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in June 2008


SAT 12:00 The Wilsons Save the World (b09f39tt)
Series 1

Holiday

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.

Starring Marcus Brigstocke and Kerry Godliman.

Sitcom about trying to live ethically and do the right thing.

Written by Marcus Brigstocke and Sarah Morgan.

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 opening 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.


SAT 12:30 The Jason Explanation of... (b007jpwr)
Money

David Jason sets out in his probe of modern life as he tries to comprehend cash.

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

With:

Miriam Margolyes
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.


SAT 13:00 Archive on 4 (b09q9zgc)
The Death of Illegitimacy

Illegitimacy once meant you were a 'bastard'.

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 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 the First World War 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?

Producer: Lissa Cook

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2018.


SAT 14:00 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.

Sitcom written by and starring Miles Jupp, charting the life of cookery writer Damien Trench and his partner Anthony.

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.


SAT 14:30 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 15:00 My Teenage Diary (b0b5t820)
Series 8

Debbie McGee

Debbie McGee reminisces about her years as a hard-working student at London's Royal Ballet School.

Best known as the assistant and wife of the late magician Paul Daniels, Debbie shares extracts from her teenage diaries with Rufus Hound

Producer: Harriet Jaine

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


SAT 15:30 Where to, Mate? (m000j2sq)
"...Walt Disney has a sister...?"

Follow taxi drivers Bernie and Ben as we eavesdrop on their taxi journeys around North West England.

Starring Peter Slater and Jo Enright.

In this opening episode, Bernie picks up Milton and they strike up a friendship. Ben picks up a healer who tries to help him against his will.

A semi-improvised comedy recorded on location in a car in Manchester.

Based on ideas by Jason Wingard and Carl Cooper.

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.

Featuring 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

Additional voices and material by the cast and crew.

With additional material and production support by Hannah Stevenson.

Director: Jason Wingard

Producer: Carl Cooper

A BBC Studios Audio production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in May 2020.


SAT 15:45 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 led 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 on their behalf by Marie Phillips and Robbie Hudson.

Producer: Gareth Edwards.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2012.


SAT 16:00 Centenier - The Deep End (m0014f72)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 Great Lives (b09ly6rt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SAT 18:00 Angela Carter - Vampirella (b06tfv03)
Could finding true love free Count Dracula's daughter from her ‘dreadful wheel of destiny’?

Anna Massey stars as the last-in-line of the undead on the eve of the First World War.

Angela Carter's reimagining of the familiar vampire narrative.

Countess Vampirella/Elizabeth Ba'athory …. Anna Massey
Count Dracula …. David March
Henri Blot …. Sawney Beane
Hero …. Richard O'Callaghan
Mrs. Beane …. Betty Hardy

Angela later rewrote this radio play as a short story 'The Lady in the House of Love'.

Director: Glyn Dearman.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in July 1976.


SAT 19:00 Open Mike: Mike Craig's Radio Memoirs (b00c0077)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 Little Lifetimes by Jenny Eclair (b06pbxjr)
Series 2

Lorna's Holiday

As Lorna recuperates in a five star hotel in Dubrovnik she acidly observes the two families staying in the villa next door.

But what she sees threatens her own future as well as theirs...

Starring Lesley Sharp.

Leading actresses star in Jenny Eclair's comic series about women facing a crisis in their lives.

Producer: Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2015.


SAT 22:15 Earls of the Court (b00qvpk2)
Earls Reunited

Lloydie returns after years of travel to find best mate Johnno still living in their old flat.

But their former gang has disbanded and times have changed. Worse still, the sins of the past are about to catch up with them.

Comedy drama series about two Australians down on their luck in London.

Written by and starring Will Adamsdale and Stewart Wright.

Lloydie ...... Stewart Wright
Johnno ...... Will Adamsdale
Bonzo ...... Rufus Wright
Kirsty ...... Keely Beresford
Shalk ...... Michael Shelford
Brett ...... David Seddon

Director: Sasha Yevtushenko.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2010.


SAT 22:30 The Problem With Adam Bloom (b01bl9xm)
Series 3

God

Adam ponders matters spiritual involving burglars, Bruce Forsyth and Mr Tickle.

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

With:

Brendon Burns
Hattie Heyridge
Alfie Joey

Producer: Adam Bromley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2005.


SAT 23:00 Ian D Montfort Is: Unbelievable (b01qj7q2)
Series 1

With Angela Griffin

Celebrity spirit medium and psychic Ian D Montfort makes contact with the celebrity 'spirit guides' secretly chosen by audience members.

He reveals personal stories making them laugh-out-loud one moment and gasp in surprise the next.

Each episode features a celebrity guest who gets a 'private' reading from Ian.

Coronation Street and Holby actress Angela Griffin reveals more than she bargained for as a traumatic day at P.E. is revisited.

Ian D Montfort is a comedy character created Tom Binns.

Written by Tom Binns, Tony Cowards, Simon Littlefield and Richard Turner.

Producer: Julia McKenzie

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in February 2013.


SAT 23:30 The Absolutely Radio Show (b08xzcvk)
Series 2

Episode 4

It's a fractious Stoneybridge Town Council meeting where there's controversy even when there's no agenda.

The Little Girl gives her take on US politics, Frank Hovis reveals how he met his wife and the Commissionaire explains how to manage a border wall between countries.

Calum Gilhooley makes a mountain out of buying a cup of coffee and Gwynedd shocks Denzil when she reveals her new beachwear - a beaver skin furkini.

The team look at the rise of mobile phone zombies and there's a song about the pitfalls of being a self help junkie, while ageing rockers Joe and Davie try to resurrect the old magic in the recording studio.

The cast of TV's hugely popular sketch show revisit 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 13 FEBRUARY 2022

SUN 00:00 Angela Carter - Vampirella (b06tfv03)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 Archive on 4 (b09q9zgc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:00 In and Out of the Kitchen (b01pz9xz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:30 Ian D Montfort Is: Unbelievable (b01ks6gt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Saturday]


SUN 03:00 My Teenage Diary (b0b5t820)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:00 on Saturday]


SUN 03:30 Where to, Mate? (m000j2sq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:30 on Saturday]


SUN 03:45 Warhorses of Letters (b01p4252)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:45 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 Centenier - The Deep End (m0014f72)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 Great Lives (b09ly6rt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 Believe Me by Eddie Izzard (Omnibus) (b08wz59s)
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.

Omnibus of five parts 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.


SUN 07:10 Inheritance Tracks (b0bntfs4)
Helen Lederer

Comedian, writer and actress Helen Lederer chooses Que Sera, Sera by Doris Day and All I Want by Joni Mitchell.


SUN 07:20 Henry James: The Wings of the Dove (Omnibus) (b0b2jf8r)
Episode 2/2

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.

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

Dramatised by Linda Marshall Griffiths.

Omnibus of the last five of ten episodes.

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

Director: Nadia Molinari

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2018.


SUN 08:30 Doctor in the House (b007jsw0)
St Swithin's

Simon Sparrow dithers over registering to train as a doctor as St. Swithin's hospital in London.

The misadventures of student doctor, Simon Sparrow.

Starring Richard Briers

Adapted for radio by Ray Cooney from Richard Gordon's 'Doctor in the House' published in 1952.

Simon Sparrow …. Richard Briers
Sir Lancelot Spratt …. Geoffrey Sumner
Tony Benskin …. Ray Cooney
Secretary …. Erik Chitty
Sister …. Beth Boyd
Padre …. Michael Deacon
The Dean …. John le Mesurier

Producer: David Hatch

Recorded at the BBC Paris studio in London.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1968.


SUN 09:00 All Gas and Gaiters (m0014fb7)
Series 2

The Bishop Gets The Sack

When the BBC suggests making a documentary about St Ogg’s, the Bishop sees pound signs.

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
The Bishop's Chaplain …. Jonathan Cecil
The Dean …. John Barron
Timothy Post …. Hugh Paddick
Maggie …. Kate Binchy

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 (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.


SUN 10:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m0014hfy)
Award-Winning Chefs

Angela Hartnett

From Blur to Puccini.

Chef, TV presenter and cookery writer, Angela Hartnett MBE shares her castaway choices with Kirsty Young.

Angela was born in 1968 to an Italian mother and Irish father, and her culinary career has been influenced by her Italian background and her grandmother's cooking.

After studying for a history degree, Angela began work in the catering industry before joining Gordon Ramsay at his restaurant Aubergine. In 2002 she took over at the Connaught, London, as the first woman chef to run its restaurant. When it closed five years later, she moved on to open her own restaurant, Murano, in 2008. She achieved a Michelin star in both establishments and has expanded her restaurant business.

She has been a regular contributor on some of TV and radio's most popular cookery shows. In 2007, she was awarded an MBE for Services to the Hospitality Industry.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2018.


SUN 10:45 The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry (m0009qtl)
Series 14

A Frytful Scare Part 1

It was a dark and stormy night around the time of Halloween. A secret message arrived addressed to Rutherford & Fry from a mysterious woman called Heidi Daugh, who demanded to know: "Why do people like to be scared? For example, going on scary amusement park rides and watching horror movies that make you jump.”

What followed was an investigation over two chapters, which would test our intrepid duo to their very limits. In this first instalment, they explore the history of horror, starting with its literary origins in the Gothic fiction classic 'The Castle of Otranto'.

Adam challenges Hannah to watch a horror film without hiding behind a cushion. She quizzes horror scholar Mathias Clasen to find out why some people love the feeling of terror, whilst it leaves other cold.

Sociologist Margee Kerr and psychologist Claudia Hammond are also on hand to explore why scary movies are so powerful and popular.

Presenters: Hannah Fry, Adam Rutherford
Producer: Michelle Martin

FIrst broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2019.


SUN 11:00 Radiolab (m000fg0v)
Series 6

What's Left When You're Right

Radiolab explores the benefits - and costs - of seeing something from a different side. With Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich.

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

Hosts Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich investigate a strange world.

From WNYC, first broadcast on public radio in the USA in 2014.


SUN 12:00 Poetry Extra (m0014fb9)
Adventures In Poetry - Let's Do It, Let's Fall in Love

Dajlit Nagra selects Adventures in Poetry - Let's Do It, Let's Fall in Love. Presented by Peggy Reynolds.

Peggy hears from those to whom the exuberant lyrics of Cole Porter's song speak volumes, including agony aunt Bel Mooney and pianist Simon Townley.

Taking part: Margaret Reynolds, Simon Townley, Bel Mooney, Stuart Hyne

Producer - Mark Smalley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2008.


SUN 12:30 Tom Wrigglesworth's Open Letters (b00yjs4c)
Series 1

Bankers

How do the bankers keep getting away with it?

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

Featuring 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) (b09lk87t)
Episode 2

The witch-finder William Manning tracks Tom down to the Globe Theatre.

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 has been a dangerous condition to have, so he has continually changed identities and moved from place to place. And he has travelled the world. In search of at least the pretence of normality, he returned to London.

Matt Haig's novel abridged by Jeremy Osborne.

Read by Tom Hollander.

Omnibus of the last five of ten episodes.

Producer: Lisa Osborne

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


SUN 14:10 Inheritance Tracks (b09mwcyj)
Seal

Singer Seal chooses 'Smile' by Nat King Cole and 'God Give Me Strength' by Elvis Costello with Burt Bacharach.


SUN 14:20 Victor Hugo - Les Miserables (Omnibus) (b007jtrc)
Episode 1

France 1815: Jean Valjean - sentenced to 19 years hard labour for stealing a loaf of bread - is finally released from prison.

Given shelter by the kind-hearted Bishop of Digne, he's tempted to carry out one more criminal act.

Victor Hugo's epic story of social injustice.

Starring Joss Ackland, Roger Allam and David Schofield.

Omnibus of episodes 1 to 5 of 25.

Dramatised by Sebastian Baczkiewicz and Lin Coghlan.

Victor Hugo... Joss Ackland
Jean Valjean .... Roger Allam
Inspector Javert ...David Schofield
Bishop Myriel... David De Keyser
Thenardier ... Henry Goodman
Mme Thenardier ... Jane Whittenshaw
Mme Magloire ... Marlene Sidaway
Mme Victurnine ... Elizabeth Bennett
Fantine .... Emily Bruni
Petit Gervais... Daniel Hanbridge
Sister Simplice ... Carolyn Pickles
Cochepaille ... Struan Roger

Producer: Jeremy Mortimer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2001.


SUN 15:30 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.

Featuring Davis's memorable appearance at The National Film theatre in London and a look at the time she came to the UK to record an album of songs.

Plus extracts from her British interviews spanning 30 years.

With:

Wendy Craig
Wyn Calvin
Jimmy Sangster

Producer: Stephen Garner

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2008.


SUN 16:00 DJ Britton - Moliere Imaginaire (b0076kgs)
When Harriet and Gwyn start a new life in France with their dream gite in the Languedoc, everything goes wrong.

But this is Molière country, where present-day solutions can be found in the spirit of the past.

Starring Bill Wallis and Rachel Atkins.

French escapade written by DJ Britton

Poquelin......Bill Wallis
Madeleine...Rachel Atkins
Rupert......James Loye
Sioned......Mared Swain
Harriet... Melanie Walters
Gwyn....Iestyn Jones
Mayor......Richard Nichols

Producer: Alison Hindell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2004.


SUN 16:45 Nan Woodhouse (b03j5dh0)
Nightingale

Julia Margaret Cameron was a renowned 19th century photographer.

In this story, young maidservant Sarah poses for her and is taken under her protective wing.

But for how long can she enjoy this enchanted part of her life?

Elizabeth Conboy reads Nan Woodhouse's short story.

Producer: Debbie Waddell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1998.


SUN 17:00 Poetry Extra (m0014fb9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 today]


SUN 17:30 Tom Wrigglesworth's Open Letters (b00yjs4c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 today]


SUN 18:00 Mythos (b0b01rvm)
3. Albion

A sinkhole opens up beneath the City of London.

Lairre and Parker - fresh from battling Robin Hood and his Merry Men - are tasked by Miranda Hyde to rescue Johnson from the depths of the city.

Lairre battles an incorrect cultural consensus of British history while Parker channels Modesty Blaise to become the world's greatest secret agent.

Together they find themselves facing Gogmagog the Giant as Britain's past erupts through time to destroy the present.

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
Miranda Hyde ...... Tracy-Ann Oberman
Warden Godfrey ...... Ewan Bailey
Hood ...... Ewan Bailey
Alan-a-Dale ...... David Holt
Aide 1 ...... David Holt
Danvers ...... David Holt
Geoffrey of Monmouth ...... David Collings
Jeff ...... David Collings
Aide 2 ...... 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 (m0007rp1)
4. The Coffin House

Jessica and Bunty, Land Army women, take refuge in a small wooden cabin. Or so they think.

Series of strange stories by Robert Aickman.

Read by Tim McInnerny.

Producer: Karen Rose

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


SUN 19:00 Radiolab (m000fg0v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 20:00 DJ Britton - Moliere Imaginaire (b0076kgs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 today]


SUN 20:45 Nan Woodhouse (b03j5dh0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:45 today]


SUN 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m0014hfy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


SUN 21:45 The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry (m0009qtl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today]


SUN 22:00 Tom Wrigglesworth's Open Letters (b00yjs4c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 today]


SUN 22:30 The Hudson and Pepperdine Show (b0076f8q)
Series 3

Alternative Therapies

Gurus, spirit guides and a sweat lodge ritual - Mel Hudson and Vicki Pepperdine take the plunge into new age therapies.

Starring Mel Hudson and Vicki Pepperdine.

With:

Martin Hyder
Felix Dexter
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 (b01q8l39)
Series 2

Valentine's Day

Tradition in the Trench/MacIlveny household dictates that Valentine's Day is the one day of the year when Damien is not allowed in the kitchen.

This means Anthony can be left alone to cook a special meal to celebrate the occasion... much to Damien's chagrin.

Meanwhile, Damien struggles to finish the links to a new series for Sky Arts all about the dietary habits of the great poets.

And his dad has an unfortunate accident whilst walking the dog...

Sitcom written by and starring Miles Jupp, charting the life of cookery writer Damien Trench and his partner Anthony.

Damien Trench ...... Miles Jupp
Anthony MacIlveny ...... Justin Edwards
Damien's Mother ...... Selina Cadell
Builder ...... Ben Crowe
Mr Mullaney ...... Brendan Dempsey
Marion Duffett ...... Lesley Vickerage

Producer: Sam Michell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2013.


SUN 23:30 The Masterson Inheritance (b007jsrx)
Series 1

Scurvy

The Mastersons set sail across the Atlantic, but there are dangerous sheep lurking in them there waters...

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 May 1993.



MONDAY 14 FEBRUARY 2022

MON 00:00 Mythos (b0b01rvm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 00:45 Robert Aickman Stories (m0007rp1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:45 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 How to Stop Time by Matt Haig (Omnibus) (b09lk87t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:10 Inheritance Tracks (b09mwcyj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:10 on Sunday]


MON 02:20 Victor Hugo - Les Miserables (Omnibus) (b007jtrc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:20 on Sunday]


MON 03:30 Bette in Britain (b00bzdg8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:30 on Sunday]


MON 04:00 DJ Britton - Moliere Imaginaire (b0076kgs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Sunday]


MON 04:45 Nan Woodhouse (b03j5dh0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:45 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Poetry Extra (m0014fb9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 Tom Wrigglesworth's Open Letters (b00yjs4c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 Paul Temple (b007t1kg)
Paul Temple and the Margo Mystery

1. The Coat

A dangerous web of lies and murder awaits Paul Temple when his wife Steve disappears...

Another thrilling case by Francis Durbridge must be solved.

Starring Peter Coke and Marjorie Westbury as BBC radio's smoothest investigator and his glamorous wife.

Paul Temple …. Peter Coke
Steve …. Marjorie Westbury
Sir Graham Forbes …. James Thomason
Superintendent Raine …. Simon Lack
Mike Langdon …. Tommy Duggan
Charlie …. James Beattie
Linda Kelburn …. June Tobin
Tony Wyman …. Jon Rollason
Telephone Operator …. Mary Wimbush

From 1938 to 1969 the fictional crime novelist and detective Paul Temple, together with his Fleet Street journalist Steve, solved case-after-case in one of BBC radio's most popular series.

They inhabited a sophisticated world of chilled cocktails and fast cars, where the women were chic and the men wore cravats - a world where Sir Graham Forbes, of Scotland Yard, usually needed Paul's help with his latest tricky case.

Producer: Martyn C Webster

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in January 1961.


MON 06:30 Wimsey (b007jwct)
Murder Must Advertise

2. Singular Spotlessness of a Lethal Weapon

As his undercover murder probe at an advertising agency continues, Lord Peter Wimsey witnesses someone get a pasting that was meant for him...

Ian Carmichael stars as Lord Peter Wimsey – the aristocratic amateur sleuth created by Dorothy L Sayers.

Dramatised by Alistair Beaton.

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
Pamela Dean …. Amanda Murray
Ginger Joe …. Greg Mandell

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1979.


MON 07:00 For The Love of Leo (m00024nv)
Series 1

Princess of the Russias

Leo’s daughter returns as a Russian princess arrives to bid for his art, his heart, and his home.

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
Sadie ... Tracy Wiles
Princess Natalia ... Vera Graziadei
Nicky McIntosh ... Hilary Maclean
Laura Fabiani ... Samara MacLaren
Guy ... Simon Donaldson

Director: Marilyn Imrie

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


MON 07:30 The Unbelievable Truth (m00146ph)
Series 27

Episode 5

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.

Pippa Evans, Geoff Norcott, Fern Brady and Simon Evans are the panellists obliged to talk with deliberate inaccuracy on subjects as varied as cars, Coca-Cola, donkeys and tomatoes.

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


MON 08:00 Marriage Lines (b06859bf)
Series 2

Episode 12

What will George and Kate make of their first house?

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
Miles …. Edward de Souza
Mrs Baker …. Gretchen Franklin
Mrs Wheeler …. Norma Ronald

Other parts played by John Baddeley and Alec Bregonzi.

Producer: Charles Maxwell

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in June 1967.


MON 08:30 Boogie Up the River (b007jv6z)
Sonning, I'll Definitely Meet You in Sonning

Mark and his manic mutt are rowing up the Thames, but will Jennifer ever come on board?

Starring Timothy Spall.

One man’s quest to discover the true source of the River Thames with his faithful hound, Boogie.

Adapted by Mark Wallington from his own novel.

Mark/Narrator …. Timothy Spall
Boogie …. Ronald Herdman
Jennifer Conway …. Carla Mendonca
Michael …. Gary Parker
P.A. …. Ainslie Foster
Landlord. …. John Church
Lock-Keeper. …. Terence Edmond
Kevin. …. Rod Smith
Rita/Christine. …. Jill Graham
Delia Smith/Sandra. …. Melinda Walker
Cruiserman. …. John Fleming
Fisherman. …. Jonathan Adams
Graveyard Woman …. Ann Windsor

Producer: Caroline Leddy

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1992.


MON 09:00 Wordaholics (b01c7lk6)
Series 1

Episode 1

Clever, intelligent, witty and unexpected! Wordaholics is the comedy panel game all about words.

Stephen Fry, Natalie Haynes, Milton Jones and Lloyd Langford vie for wordy supremacy in the ring.

Gyles Brandreth presides over toponyms, abbreviations, euphemisms, old words, new words, cockney rhyming slang, Greek gobbledegook, plus the panellists' picks of the ugliest and the most beautiful words.

Find out the meaning of words like giff-gaff, knock-knobbler and buckfitches - the difference between French marbles, French velvet and the French ache - hear the glorious poetry of the English language, as practiced from writers varying from William Shakespeare to Vanilla Ice - and spend half an hour laughing and learning with some of the finest Wordaholics in the business.

Written by Jon Hunter and James Kettle.

Producer: Claire Jones.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2012.


MON 09:30 The Leopard in Autumn (b00sbf7q)
Series 2

Royal Wedding Blues

All is not well in Monte Guano. Countess Rosalie has confessed she no longer loves Prince Ludovico - sending him into a terrible rage.

Can Princess Plethora save the day?

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
Guido …. Chris Kelham

Producer: Dawn Ellis

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2002.


MON 10:00 The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries (b0084j7z)
A Man Lay Dead

When a murder takes place at a country-house party, it poses another baffling case for the glamorous Chief Detective Inspector Alleyn.

Another tale of Dame Ngaio Marsh’s gentleman detective.

Starring Jeremy Clyde as CDI Alleyn.

Dramatised by Michael Bakewell.

Nigel Bathgate ...... Nick Waring
Angela North ...... Molly Gaisford
Sir Hubert Hansley ...... Donald Sinden
Arthur Wilde ...... John Moffatt
Marjorie Wilde ...... Dorothy Tutin
Rosamund Grant ...... Susannah Corbett
Doctor ...... John Hartley
Charles Rankin ...... Derek Waring
Sgt Bunce ...... Stephen Thorne

Director: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2001.


MON 11:00 TED Radio Hour (m0014fk6)
Series 8

Through The Looking Glass

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

Manoush Zomorodi explores how we can, with the right tools, go beyond our limited senses to explore our world and beyond.

First broadcast in the USA on National Public Radio in 2022.


MON 11:50 Inheritance Tracks (m0014fk8)
Patricia Hodge

Actress Patricia Hodge chooses Berceuse from Dolly Suite by Gabriel Faure and Ring Out Wild Bells by Percy Fletcher.


MON 12:00 Marriage Lines (b06859bf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 Boogie Up the River (b007jv6z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 Paul Temple (b007t1kg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 Wimsey (b007jwct)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 And Our Faces, My Heart, Brief as Photos by John Berger (b08kttjw)
Episode 1

Simon McBurney - a close friend of the late art critic and writer who died in January - reads John Berger's most personal book: part essay, part poetry collection, part memoir & love letter. McBurney also shares memories of Berger and the house and landscape that inspired the book in the early 1980s. Harriet Walter reads Berger's poetry.

Today we meet Berger in his beloved Haute-Savoie mountains, as he crosses the frontier into Italy and begins a rumination on human conceptions of time, memory, poetry and art, specifically the paintings of Rembrandt.

Abridged and produced by Simon Richardson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2017.


MON 14:15 The Citadel (b0b91szz)
Series 3

Episode 1

Manson's good friend, Dr Denny has new a job at a Medical Aid Society in a larger, more advanced town - and he wants Manson to join him.

Return of drama series based on Cronin's ground breaking novel about medical life before the NHS, set in South Wales in the 1920's.

Manson ...... Richard Fleeshman
Denny ...... Julian Lewis Jones
Christine ...... Catrin Stewart
Gwyneth ...... Fiona Clarke
Owen ...... Stephen Marzella
Ed Chenkin ...... Jason Done
Megan ...... Kerry Gooderson
Nye Bevan ...... Ben Addis
Garonwy ...... James Kelly

Dramatised by Christopher Reason

Director: Pauline Harris
Producers Pauline Harris and Gary Brown

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2018.


MON 14:30 Famed For Its Knitting (b01bmlt8)
The life and changing times of Woman's Weekly - "the number-one-selling brand within the mature woman's weekly magazine sector" - as it celebrates its centenary in a period of unprecedented economic turmoil in the publishing industry. In a previous journalistic life, Clare Jenkins was for a while "The Man Who Sees" on Woman's Weekly. The magazine was an anachronism 25 years ago - very old school, very pink, catchlined "Famed for its Knitting".

"The Man Who Sees" was the resident 'male voice' philosopher .For six months, Clare stood in for the woman (sic) who usually wrote it. At another point, she was the astrologer (when the resident astrologer had a heart attack). For the rest of the time, she was a sub-editor and celebrity interviewer, the celebs being people like Hollywood film stars Joan Fontaine and Gloria Graham, Jenny Agutter and Nicholas Parsons. There was a knitting department, where they made balaclavas and sleeveless jumpers for models like Roger Moore and Sandra Howard.

It was decidedly mono-cultural, too - an edict from on high forbade the use of non-white faces. That same edict forbade any mention of sex in its pages, so the fictional heroines - created by old-style romantic novelists like Netta Muskett and Mary Burchell (a wartime heroine herself, helping Jews to escape from the Nazis) - were virginal and letters mentioning sexual difficulties had to be rewritten before appearing on the problem page.

It still sells 330,000 a week and has achieved a different kind of status after being immortalised in a Victoria Wood song ..."beat me on the bottom with the Woman's Weekly". As it celebrates its centenary ,Clare takes an affectionate but sharp-edged look at everybody's granny's favourite cup-of-tea read. How has it managed to survive?

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2012.


MON 15:00 The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries (b0084j7z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 Wordaholics (b01c7lk6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 16:30 The Leopard in Autumn (b00sbf7q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


MON 17:00 For The Love of Leo (m00024nv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 17:30 The Unbelievable Truth (m00146ph)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 18:00 James Follett - Earthsearch (b007jp0y)
Earthsearch II

6. Supermass

With the Angel computers weakened, the starship Challenger is plunging into a black hole.

The continuation of James Follett's ten-part cult sci-fi drama.

Commander Telson ...... Sean Arnold
Sharna ...... Amanda Murray
Darv ...... Haydn Wood
Astra ...... Kathryn Hurlbutt
Angel One ...... Sonia Fraser
Angel Two ...... Gordon Reid
BranMichael Maloney
Elka ...... Jill Lidstone
Tidy ...... David Gooderson
Theros ...... John Warner
S.A.7 ...... Spencer Banks
George ...... Stephen Garllick

Director: Glyn Dearman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1982.


MON 18:30 A Good Read (b03cn50j)
Arlene Phillips and Jocelyn Jee Esien

Arlene Phillips, choreographer and Strictly Come Dancing judge, and Jocelyn Jee Esien, comedian and star of the BBC's Little Miss Jocelyn, talk to presenter Harriett Gilbert about the books they love.

BOOKS FEATURED IN THE PROGRAMME

Arlene Phillips' choice: Heartbreak Hotel by Deborah Moggach
Published by Chatto & Windus

Jocelyn Jee Esien's choice: Prisoner to the Streets by Robyn Travis
Published by X Press Books

Harriett Gilbert's Choice: So Long, See You Tomorrow by William Maxwell
Published by Vintage

Producer Beth O'Dea

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2013.


MON 19:00 Marriage Lines (b06859bf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 Boogie Up the River (b007jv6z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 Paul Temple (b007t1kg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 Wimsey (b007jwct)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 TED Radio Hour (m0014fk6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:50 Inheritance Tracks (m0014fk8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:50 today]


MON 22:00 The Unbelievable Truth (m00146ph)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 Hearing With Hegley (b00bfq19)
Series 1

Episode 6

The poet laureate of alternative comedy entertains an audience with his book of verse.

Producer: Phil Clarke

Music by Nigel Piper, Keith Moore, Sue Norton, Roy O’Shea and Tony Curtis

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1996.


MON 22:45 Creme de la Crime (b0080sx1)
Series 1

A Death on the Ocean Wave

Michael Feydeau and David Pershore exhume a murder case on a luxury liner. Stars Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis. From October 2001.


MON 23:00 The News Quiz (m00146jb)
Series 107

Episode 7

After 5-and-a-half series, 44 episodes and 714 days, The News Quiz welcomes a live studio audience once again.

Recorded at the BBC Radio Theatre, this week Andy Zaltzman was joined by Mark Steel, Athena Kugblenu, Hugo Rifkind and Jackie Weaver to look at NHS backlogs, the end of all COVID restrictions in England, a minor reshuffle and a major scientific breakthrough.

Hosted by Andy Zaltzman
Chairs script by Andy Zaltzman
Additional Material from Alice Fraser, Alex Kealy, Eleri Morgan and Rajiv Karia
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 (b00r2cy5)
Series 1

3. 'I'm a clown with a secret'.

'I'm a clown with a secret'

'Do age-gap relationships work:?

'Is 65 in slippers the new 30 in a suit?'

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
Judith ...... Susie Blake
Malcolm ...... Mark Heap
Helen ...... Debra Stevenson.

Written by Sarah Millican.

Producer: Lianne Coop

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2010.



TUESDAY 15 FEBRUARY 2022

TUE 00:00 James Follett - Earthsearch (b007jp0y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 A Good Read (b03cn50j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 Paul Temple (b007t1kg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 Wimsey (b007jwct)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 And Our Faces, My Heart, Brief as Photos by John Berger (b08kttjw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:15 The Citadel (b0b91szz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 Famed For Its Knitting (b01bmlt8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries (b0084j7z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 Wordaholics (b01c7lk6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:30 The Leopard in Autumn (b00sbf7q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 For The Love of Leo (m00024nv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 The Unbelievable Truth (m00146ph)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 Paul Temple (b007t1qq)
Paul Temple and the Margo Mystery

2. Concerning Ted Angus

The suave sleuth tries to connect his wife's kidnapping with a body dressed in a coat.

Another thrilling case by Francis Durbridge to be solved by BBC Radio's smoothest investigator and his glamorous wife.

CAST:

Paul Temple …. Peter Coke
Steve …. Marjorie Westbury
With James Beattie as Charlie
Mike Langdon …. Tommy Duggan
Superintendent Raine …. Simon Lack
Larry Cross …. Hugh Manning
Tony Wyman …. Jon Rollason
Linda Kelburn …. June Tobin
George Kelburn …. Julian Somers
Ted Angus …. Tom Watson

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

Producer: Martyn C. Webster

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in 1961.


TUE 06:30 Wimsey (b007jwcz)
Murder Must Advertise

3. Unsentimental Masquerade of a Harlequin

Suspects abound as Lord Peter Wimsey dons fancy dress to probe the murder of an advertising copywriter.

Ian Carmichael stars as Lord Peter Wimsey – the aristocratic amateur sleuth created by Dorothy L Sayers.

Lord Peter Wimsey ...... Ian Carmichael
Chief Inspector Parker ...... Allan Cuthbertson
Dian de Momerie ...... Beth Morris
Mr Tallboy ...... Edward de Souza
Mr GarrettB ...... Brian Wilde
Miss Rossiter ...... Joanna Wake
Miss Meteyard ...... Frances Jeater
PC Moffat ...... Gordon Clyde

Dramatised by Alistair Beaton.

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1979..


TUE 07:00 The Architects (b03xgslr)
Series 1

What's the Point?

With Sir Lucien's signature brutalist style hopelessly out of fashion, he seeks to overcome his creative block in the spas of Baden-Baden. Unfortunately for Tim, he needs someone to share the experience with.

Sitcom set in a struggling architectural practice by Jim Poyser and Neil Griffiths.

Matt ...... Dominic Coleman
Sarah ...... Ingrid Oliver
Sir Lucien ...... Geoffrey Whitehead
Tim ...... Alex Carter
Hayley ...... Aisling Bea
Nurse ...... Carolyn Pickles
Gregory Nettles ...... Sean Murray
Mr Russell ...... Steve Toussaint
Lotte ...... Georgie Fuller

Director: Toby Swift

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2014.


TUE 07:30 Please Use Other Door (m00146x2)
Series 1

Episode 1

Highlights from the first show include a series of sketches in which a goose has enrolled as a police officer, somehow getting through the very tight vetting procedures. There’s a character sceptical about time, and a doll-baby so realistic she’s more of a nightmare than a toy.

The show is written and performed largely by people new to radio.

Performed by; Gabby Best, Will Hartley, Chris Ryman, Rebecca Shorrocks, Witney White and Toby Williams

The series of four is written by; Kat Butterfield and Dan Audritt, Sophie Dickson, Laura Major, Rob Darke, Alex Nash and Sam South, Ed Amsden and Tom Coles, Cody Dahler, Toby Williams, Ed Tew, Anna Goodman, Imogen Andrews, Matt Harrison, Carwyn Blayney, Natasha Dhanraj, Alice Etches and Nathalie Antonia, Chris Ryman, Simon Alcock, Leigh Douglas, Chazz Redhead, Paul F Taylor, Jo Wiggins, Cameron Loxdale, Lewis Cook, Owen Petty, Tom Oxenham, Rebecca Heitlinger and Bill Dare.

Production Co-ordinators Beverly Tagg and Sarah Sharpe
Sound Design Rich Evans
Music composed by Bill Dare and produced by Iona C Vallance
Artwork Lucy Jagger

Produced and created by Bill Dare
BBC Studios Production


TUE 08:00 The Goon Show (b007k43y)
Series 5

The Affair of the Lone Banana

Neddie Seagoon tracks young Fred Nurke, who’s vanished from his banana-growing family's home.

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 (b00q9280)
Winston Back Home

After All This Time, a Happy Ending

Old rogue Winston is set to wed Nancy at last, but exactly how will they tie the knot?

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 May 1994.


TUE 09:00 The News Quiz (m00146jb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:30 The Mitch Benn Music Show (b00b311z)
Series 2

Episode 1

The comedian presents a selection of classic comic songs. With special guest Steve Brown. From October 2006.


TUE 10:00 The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries (b0084qwv)
A Surfeit of Lampreys

The glamorous Chief Detective Inspector Alleyn enters a rarefied atmosphere when the unpleasant head of a spendthrift aristocratic family meets a gruesome end.

CDI Alleyn ...... Jeremy Clyde
DI Fox ...... John Baddeley
Nigel ...... Nick Waring
Lord Wutherwood ...... Christopher Godwin
Lady Wutherwood ...... Miriam Karlin
Lord Lamprey ...... Charles Kay
Lady Lamprey ...... Thelma Barlow
Lady Katherine ...... Kathleen Helme
Henry ...... Jonathan Forbes
Frieda ...... Sarah Paul
Stephen ...... Peter Damey
Colin ...... Carl Prekopp
Roberta ...... Helen Longworth
Tinkerton ...... Marlene Sidaway

by Ngaio Marsh
Dramatised by Michael Bakewell
Directed by Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2002.


TUE 11:00 Archive on 4 (m0001cwc)
Elvis Presley Comeback Special

Paul Morley tells a parallel story of Elvis and America, from the vantage point of the King's finest hour in 1968.

"I've got to do this sooner or later," Elvis says sheepishly, "so I may as well do it now."

And so the 1968 Comeback Special begins: his quiff defying gravity and his leather jumpsuit chafing, as he bursts into an elemental rendition of Heartbreak Hotel. It had been one of his first singles thirteen years before, initially recorded when he was still a teenager living in the Jim Crow South at the beginning of rock and roll.

Much had happened in the meantime: JFK, the Beatles, the hippies and Detroit soul. And Elvis had become a different person, depressed, addicted and increasingly irrelevant.

So by 1968, after his stint in the army, the uninspired films and the years of absence from the stage, the Comeback Special was an opportunity to resuscitate Elvis's career, to claw back his status as a powerful, credible force.

And it did, fleetingly. He was fabulous, and his discography is never better showcased than on that day.

But it also marked the point at which it became clear that the King was fragile.

He was 33, a new father, and he would never be this good again.

Paul Morley believes the 1968 Comeback Special shows us Elvis at his best. But also that it offers a vantage point from which to look backwards, forwards and outwards to a changing America - remembering where the hillbilly kid had come from and poignantly aware of where he would end up.

Featuring historian Mary Frances Berry, filmmaker Eugene Jarecki, writer Luc Sante and theatre artist Greg Wohead.

Producer: Martin Williams.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2018.


TUE 12:00 The Goon Show (b007k43y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 Winston (b00q9280)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 Paul Temple (b007t1qq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 Wimsey (b007jwcz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 And Our Faces, My Heart, Brief as Photos by John Berger (b08l78h8)
Episode 2

Simon McBurney - a close friend of the late art critic and writer who died in January - reads John Berger's most personal book: part essay, part poetry collection, part memoir & love letter. McBurney also shares memories of Berger and the house and landscape that inspired the book in the early 1980s. Harriet Walter reads Berger's poetry.

Today Berger meditates on art, love and mortality - specifically how paintings depict time and how we understand the physical landscape around us, illustrated by sketches from the islands of Scotland and Berger's beloved Haute-Savoie mountains.

Abridged and produced by Simon Richardson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2017.


TUE 14:15 The Citadel (b0b9249h)
Series 3

Episode 2

Manson and Christine move into their new home with prospects of a great new beginning, but then Manson meets his new boss and realises Denny hasn't been altogether honest with him.

Manson ..... Richard Fleeshman
Denny ..... Julian Lewis Jones
Christine ...... Catrin Stewart
Gwyneth ........ Fiona Clarke
Llewellyn ...... Stephen Hogan

Dramatised by Christopher Reason
Director - Pauline Harris
Producers Pauline Harris and Gary Brown

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2018.


TUE 14:30 In the Moment (b061tfmw)
Comedian Stewart Lee has a great private passion - musical, free improvisation. For over twenty years in diverse attics and cellars below pubs, hired rooms, concert halls and gig venues, Stewart has been immersing himself in this unique musical experience.

Now he sets out to answer a deceptively simple question: "What does it mean to play free - completely in the moment?".

Beloved by its fans and baffling to its detractors, free improvisation has grown from a group of disaffected 1960s jazz musicians playing to three men and a dog to a globally respected and influential form heard regularly at international concert halls and festivals.

Through encounters with some of the scene's most influential exponents - including Evan Parker, Maggie Nicols, Sarah Gail Brand, Steve Noble and John Edwards - Stewart Lee explores the remarkable reality of performing music without rules, without preparation, with no safety net and no idea of what’s going to happen next.

Producer: Michael Umney

A Resonance production

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2015.


TUE 15:00 The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries (b0084qwv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 The Museum of Curiosity (b0910yxc)
Series 11

Episode 4

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

* The Austentatiously funny improvisor, comedian and writer Cariad Lloyd
* The Huddersfield girl who escaped modelling and headed for the Yorkshire hills, Amanda Owen
* The broadcaster, reporter, after-dinner speaker, former MP and Lord Commissioner of the Treasury, panellist, performer, Dictionary Corner occupant, Chancellor of the University of Chester, President of the Association of British Scrabble Players and prodigiously prolific author Gyles Brandreth.

The Museum's Guest Committee offer as exhibits a bleak but cuddly Finnish troll, a tiny device that commands attention and a button with a dramatic past.
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 The Mitch Benn Music Show (b00b311z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


TUE 17:00 The Architects (b03xgslr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 17:30 Please Use Other Door (m00146x2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 18:00 James Follett - Earthsearch (b007jp1d)
Earthsearch II

7. Deathship

Dragged into an artificial black hole, the crew of Challenger must face Spaceguard Six.

James Follett's cult sci-fi drama.

Commander Telson ...... Sean Arnold
Sharna ...... Amanda Murray
Darv ...... Haydn Wood
Astra ...... Kathryn Hurlbutt
Angel One ...... Sonia Fraser
Angel Two ...... Gordon Reid
Bran ...... Michael Maloney
Elka ...... Jill Lidstone
Tidy ...... David Gooderson
Theros ...... John Warner
Kraken ...... Crawford Logan

Director: Glyn Dearman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1982.


TUE 18:30 Soul Music (b04sv2gz)
Series 19

There Is a Light That Never Goes Out

The Smiths' 'There Is A Light That Never Goes Out' is explored through personal stories.

Released in 1986 on 'The Queen Is Dead' album, it has become an anthem of hope, loss and love.

As a teenager, Andy listened to it with his father, as he drove him to work. They had a moment of connection, and when his father died suddenly a few weeks later, the song took on huge significance.

When her young son was ill, Sharon Woolley drew strength from this music as she sat by his bedside in the small hours of the morning. For comic artist Lucy Knisley, the song got her through a bad break-up with her long-term boyfriend - and it's meaning changed for her when unexpected events unfolded.

Contributors:
Lucy Knisley
Mike Garry
Teddy Jameison
Sharon Wooley
Andy Neale-Mann
Mark Gatiss
Simon Goddard

Producer: Sara Conkey

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2014.


TUE 19:00 The Goon Show (b007k43y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 Winston (b00q9280)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 Paul Temple (b007t1qq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 Wimsey (b007jwcz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 Archive on 4 (m0001cwc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 22:00 Please Use Other Door (m00146x2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 Mark Steel's in Town (b017wyyf)
Series 3

Berwick-Upon-Tweed

Comedian Mark Steel visits 6 more UK towns to discover what makes them and their inhabitants distinctive.

He creates a bespoke stand-up show for that town and performs the show in front of a local audience.

As well as shedding light on the less visited areas of Britain, Mark uncovers stories and experiences that resonate with us all as we recognise the quirkiness of the British way of life and the rich tapestry of remarkable events and people who have shaped where we live.

During the series 'Mark Steel's In Town' Mark will visit Berwick-Upon Tweed, Holyhead, Basingstoke, Douglas (Isle of Man), Bungay and Wigan.

Episode 1 - In this first episode Mark performs a show for the residents of Berwick-Upon Tweed where he talks about war with Russia, Scottish rivalries and rather unusual local slang.

Written by Mark Steel with additional material by Pete Sinclair.
Produced by Sam Bryant.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2011.


TUE 23:00 For One Horrible Moment by Peter Bradshaw (b0084ss4)
Episode 2

A mysterious rendezvous with a girl bearing an uncanny likeness to himself leaves our hero delirious with excitement - and self-loathing.

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

Read by the author.

Producer: Jon Naismith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1999.


TUE 23:15 Warhorses of Letters (b01p7by2)
Series 2

Episode 3

The romantic correspondence between two of history's most important horses: Napoleon's mount Marengo and the Duke of Wellington's own Copenhagen.

The opposing armies are on the march through Belgium, but our lovers face a more immediate challenge to their relationship as Marengo's stablemate Marcy turns out to be a stalking horse.

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 December 2012.


TUE 23:30 I've Never Seen Star Wars (b00hcr5l)
Series 2

Barry Cryer

Marcus Brigstocke invites celebrities to try new experiences.

This week, Barry Cryer tackles nappy changing.

Produced by Bill Dare.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2009.



WEDNESDAY 16 FEBRUARY 2022

WED 00:00 James Follett - Earthsearch (b007jp1d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 Soul Music (b04sv2gz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 Paul Temple (b007t1qq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 Wimsey (b007jwcz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 And Our Faces, My Heart, Brief as Photos by John Berger (b08l78h8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday]


WED 02:15 The Citadel (b0b9249h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Tuesday]


WED 02:30 In the Moment (b061tfmw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries (b0084qwv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 The Museum of Curiosity (b0910yxc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:30 The Mitch Benn Music Show (b00b311z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 The Architects (b03xgslr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 Please Use Other Door (m00146x2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 Paul Temple (b007t1qp)
Paul Temple and the Margo Mystery

3. A Change of Mind

The debonair sleuth needs to find out why he's been asked to halt his murder investigation...

Another thrilling case by Francis Durbridge to be solved by BBC Radio's smoothest investigator and his glamorous wife.

CAST:

Paul Temple …. Peter Coke
Steve …. Marjorie Westbury
Superintendent Raine …. Simon Lack
Sir Graham Forbes …. James Thomason
Tony Wyman …. Jon Rollason
Mike Langdon …. Tommy Duggan
George Kelburn …. Julian Somers
Mrs Fletcher …. Joan Matheson
Bill Fletcher …. William Bedle
Dr Benkaray …. Mary Wimbush
Larry Cross …. Hugh Manning
Ted Angus …. Tom Watson
Charlie …. James Beattie
Fred Harcourt …. George Merritt
Mrs Harcourt …. Beatrice Kane

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

Producer: Martyn C. Webster

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in 1961.


WED 06:30 Wimsey (b007jwd2)
Murder Must Advertise

4. Inexcusable Invasion of a Ducal Entertainment

Still investigating the killing of a copywriter at an advertising agency, Lord Peter Wimsey needs a new disguise.

Ian Carmichael stars as Lord Peter Wimsey – the aristocratic amateur sleuth created by Dorothy L Sayers.

Lord Peter Wimsey ...... Ian Carmichael
Chief Inspector Parker ...... Allan Cuthbertson
Dian de Momerie ...... Beth Morris
Mr Tallboy ...... Edward de Souza
Major Milligan ...... Lyndon Brook
Mr Willis ...... Richard O'Callaghan

Dramatised by Alistair Beaton.

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1979.


WED 07:00 Zoe Lyons: Passport Paddy (b0bksngd)
The Past

Amid Brexit, comedian Zoe Lyons grabs her shiny, newly issued Irish passport and returns to her roots. In these tumultuous times, what does it mean to belong somewhere, and will the Motherland welcome her back into the fold with open arms?

In this episode, Zoe returns to Ireland in an effort to reconnect with the country where she spent the first few years of her life. Travelling for the first time as a legitimate Irish citizen, she speaks to her beloved Dad about their life there, visits the tiny fishing village of Dunmore East where her favourite past time was to frisbee dried cow pats with her cousins, and then onto Clonmel where it's back to school. Will her treasured memories of being taught by Nuns via an intercom match up with the present schooling system?

An Impatient production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in September 2018.


WED 07:30 Conversations from a Long Marriage (m000dqg7)
Series 1

Sally's Your Friend

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 their together time is severely hampered by their broken-hearted house guest and her dog. Just how long are they going to stay?

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 (b007x041)
Series 5

The New Radio Series

Big-headed from his success on TV, the Lad's had enough of radio and is set to retire - until he discovers the plan for his replacement.

Stars Tony Hancock.

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

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music written by Wally Stott.

Producer: Tom Ronald

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in January 1958.


WED 08:30 The Michael Bentine Show (b008vnrl)
From 12/02/1984

From an old colonial to a herd of operatic cows – it can only be Michael Bentine.

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

Producer: Jamie Rix

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in February 1984.


WED 09:00 Booked (b00753g9)
Series 1

Episode 1

Richard III talks to Eeyore and Oedipus shares confessions with Captain Haddock.

Outrageous parody, biting wit and original writing from Roger McGough, Miles Kington, Mark Thomas and Dillie Keane.

Barnsley poet Ian McMillan chairs the first of a six-part series of the irreverent literary game.

Producer: Marc Jobst

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1995.


WED 09:30 All the Young Dudes (b01b3cgf)
Series 2

Happy Together

Comedy drama written by and starring Jim Sweeney.

Patrick and Helen have a massive row, while Billy arranges to meet a mystery woman.

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

Producer: Steve Doherty

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2002.


WED 10:00 The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries (b0084rlw)
Opening Night

Gentleman detective, Inspector Alleyn probes a top actor's mysterious death. Jeremy Clyde stars in Dame Ngaio Marsh's thriller.

CAST:
Chief Detective Inspector Alleyn .... Jeremy Clyde
Detective Inspector Fox .... Tim Treloar
Martyn Tarne .... Beth Chalmers
Adam Poole .... Michael Cochrane
Helena Hamilton .... Elizabeth Bell
with John Hartley, Gemma Saunders, Gavin Muir, Ioan Meredith, Paul Gregory, Tom George and Christopher Kelham

Director Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2000.


WED 11:00 The Real Comedy Controllers: The Things That Made Us Laugh (m0014gt0)
Origins

2. The Goon Show & The Navy Lark

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.

We’ve reached the ‘50s and a Golden Age of BBC radio comedy.

Featuring:

‘The Goon Show: The Phantom Head Shaver (of Brighton)’
As baldness breaks out in Brighton, is there a connection to a glut of cheap tobacco? From October 1954.

‘The Navy Lark: The Multiple Mines.
A drunken night out sparks chaos when an old mine used as a collection box is set adrift. From May 1959

With extracts from Al Read and Chic Murray

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 (b007x041)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 The Michael Bentine Show (b008vnrl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 Paul Temple (b007t1qp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 Wimsey (b007jwd2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 And Our Faces, My Heart, Brief as Photos by John Berger (b08l78gw)
Episode 3

Simon McBurney - a close friend of the late art critic and writer who died in January - reads John Berger's most personal book: part essay, part poetry collection, part memoir & love letter. McBurney also shares memories of Berger and the house and landscape that inspired the book in the early 1980s. Harriet Walter reads Berger's poetry.

Today Berger explores the psychic impact of mass migration and how, once lost, the sense of a true home can rarely be regained.

Abridged and produced by Simon Richardson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2017.


WED 14:15 The Citadel (b0b92x91)
Series 3

Episode 3

Manson is proving unpopular with his new patients when he refuses to sign them off work like his predecessor.

Manson ...... Richard Fleeshman
Denny ...... Julian Lewis Jones
Christine ...... Catrin Stewart
Ben Chenkin ...... Jason Done
Llewellyn ...... Stephen Hogan
Thomas Evans ...... Ben Addis
Nurse Lloyd ...... Emma Gregory
Owen ...... Stephen Marzella

Dramatised by Christopher Reason
Director - Pauline Harris
Producers Pauline Harris and Gary Brown

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2018.


WED 14:30 Cheaper than Walking (b01n61sc)
Many of them had three wheels and engines more suited to powering lawnmowers. They looked like they'd escaped from a funfair ride and had names like the Allard Clipper, the Opperman Stirling, the Bond Mark A and the Frisky Family Three.

Andy Kershaw recalls the golden age of British microcars. At a time when we're only too aware of tightening budgets, he celebrates a uniquely creative, three-wheeled answer to post-war austerity and evokes a lost era of tiny family companies making tiny family cars.

Produced by Jeremy Grange

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2012.


WED 15:00 The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries (b0084rlw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 Booked (b00753g9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


WED 16:30 All the Young Dudes (b01b3cgf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


WED 17:00 Zoe Lyons: Passport Paddy (b0bksngd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 17:30 Conversations from a Long Marriage (m000dqg7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 18:00 James Follett - Earthsearch (b007jp1w)
Earthsearch II

8. Megalomania

An android built by the computers on the spaceship Challenger suffers from severe logic failure

James Follett's cult sci-fi drama.

Commander Telson ...... Sean Arnold
Sharna ...... Amanda Murray
Darv ...... Haydn Wood
Astra ...... Kathryn Hurlbutt
Angel One ...... Sonia Fraser
Angel Two ...... Gordon Reid
Bran ...... Michael Maloney
Elka ...... Jill Lidstone
Tidy ...... David Gooderson
Kraken ...... Crawford Logan

Director: Glyn Dearman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1982.


WED 18:30 The Radio Detectives (b007jpcs)
Series 3

Sam Spade - The Original Private Eye

An exploration of the development of Dashiell Hammett’s tough, hard-boiled, wisecracking - but principled - investigator Sam Spade.

Series about classic detectives presented by Professor Jeffrey Richards.

With Peter Stead.

Producer: Liz Anstee

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2000.


WED 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007x041)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 The Michael Bentine Show (b008vnrl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 Paul Temple (b007t1qp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 Wimsey (b007jwd2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 The Real Comedy Controllers: The Things That Made Us Laugh (m0014gt0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 22:00 Conversations from a Long Marriage (m000dqg7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 And Now in Colour (b007jvy6)
Series 2

The Grand Tour

The sketch show team take their audience on a luxury excursion to London.

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 (b01p9l4v)
Series 5

A Terrifying Life Made Even Scarier a Bit Some More

A new and terrible danger threatens Victorian Britain as Harry Biscuit becomes possessed by the evil Pen of Penrith, which turns his heart to inky black.

Pip and Gently Benevolent join forces to take on this new, cruel and cake-obsessed nemesis and his army of robot swans. They also turn out to share a love of antiquing in the Cotswolds.

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
Servewell ...... James Bachman
Clampvulture ..... Geoffrey Whitehead
Ripely ..... Sarah Hadland
Pippa ..... Susy Kane
Lily ...... Sarah Hadland
Hector the Holy Horse ...... Mark Evans

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2012.


WED 23:30 Ectoplasm (b007vgvc)
The Curse of Tutancommon

Lord Zimbabwe travels back to Ancient Egypt to uncover the mystery of the tackiest of the Pharoahs whose untimely death has unleashed an evil curse.

Dan Freedman and Nick Romero’s four-part comedy about the exploits of Lord Zimbabwe, occultist and adventurer.

Lord Zimbabwe ...... Nick Romero
Dr Lilac ...... Dan Freedman
Theremin ...... Peter Donaldson
Professor Cockcroft ...... Sophie Aldred

Other parts played by the cast.

Producer: Helen Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2000.



THURSDAY 17 FEBRUARY 2022

THU 00:00 James Follett - Earthsearch (b007jp1w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 The Radio Detectives (b007jpcs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 Paul Temple (b007t1qp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 Wimsey (b007jwd2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 And Our Faces, My Heart, Brief as Photos by John Berger (b08l78gw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:15 The Citadel (b0b92x91)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 Cheaper than Walking (b01n61sc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries (b0084rlw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 Booked (b00753g9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:30 All the Young Dudes (b01b3cgf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 Zoe Lyons: Passport Paddy (b0bksngd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 Conversations from a Long Marriage (m000dqg7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 Paul Temple (b007t1r7)
Paul Temple and the Margo Mystery

4. Bill Fletcher's Story

The debonair sleuth and wife Steve face danger when a bomb is sent to their home.

Another thrilling case by Francis Durbridge to be solved by BBC Radio's smoothest investigator and his glamorous wife.

CAST:

Paul Temple …. Peter Coke
Steve …. Marjorie Westbury
Superintendent Raine …. Simon Lack
Sir Graham Forbes …. James Thomason
Tony Wyman …. Jon Rollason
Mike Langdon …. Tommy Duggan
George Kelburn …. Julian Somers
Mrs Fletcher …. Joan Matheson
Bill Fletcher …. William Bedle
Dr Benkarary …. Mary Wimbush
Larry Cross …. Hugh Manning
Charlie …. James Beattie
Bank Clerk/Police Sergeant …. Nigel Anthony
Bank Manager …. Haydn Jones

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

Producer: Martyn C. Webster

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in 1961.


THU 06:30 Wimsey (b007jwd9)
Murder Must Advertise

5. Sudden Decease of a Man in Dress Clothes

With Lord Peter Wimsey working undercover to probe a death at an ad agency, there's news of a fresh killing.

Ian Carmichael stars as Lord Peter Wimsey – the aristocratic amateur sleuth created by Dorothy L Sayers.

Lord Peter Wimsey ...... Ian Carmichael
Chief Inspector Parker ...... Allan Cuthbertson
Dian de Momerie ...... Beth Morris
Mr Tallboy ...... Edward de Souza
Major Milligan ...... Lyndon Brook
Mr Garrett ...... Brian Wilde
Mr Hankin ...... Frank Williams
P.C. Moffatt ...... Gordon Clyde
Serg. Lumley ...... Danny Schiller
Mr Garfield ...... Philip Voss

Dramatised by Alistair Beaton.

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1979.


THU 07:00 The Wilsons Save the World (b09fzt7j)
Series 1

Approval

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 the family wrestle with their various need for approval from others as Mike's parents Phillip and Jennifer come to stay.

Producer...Julia McKenzie

A BBC Studios Production, first broadcast in November 2017.


THU 07:30 Plum House (b0b5tr52)
Series 2

Black Pudding

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

Every year, thousands of tourists flock to the Lake District. But one place they never gois 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).

In this episode, the offer of an honorary degree at a less than prestigious ex-polytechnic sends Peter into a depressive spiral, as he questions whether he has wasted his life. The team call on the chief psychiatrist to the academic profession, the radical Doctor Bloch.

The cast is joined by Steve Pemberton who guest stars as Doctor Bloch.

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... (b007jpzh)
Love, Sex and Marriage

David Jason tries to crack relationships via computer dating and Punch and Judy.

With Sheila Steafel and Royce Mills.

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.

Scripted by Colin Bostock Smith, Andy Hamilton, Barry Pilton and Paul Leigh.

Music by John Owen Edwards

Producer: Geoffrey Perkins

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 4 in September 1977.


THU 08:30 Capital Gains (b007qw7j)
Series 1

Stake Capital

Retired gent, Julius Hutch is beset with bills and final demands. Then a sum of £4,601,740.72 is mistakenly paid into his account by an off-shore bank.

So should he return it or not? And whose money is it anyway?

Peter Jones stars as Julius Hutch.

Written by Collin Johnson.

Julius Hutch ...... Peter Jones
Pauline Tone ...... Celestine Randall
Creditor ...... Collin Johnson
Creditor ...... Peter Whitman.

Producer: Andy Jordan

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1995.


THU 09:00 Foul Play (b00k2d8w)
Series 3

Commercial Death

Crime writers John Harvey and Val McDermid try to solve the mystery of who killed a radio DJ?

Simon Brett hosts the murder quiz.

Maria McErlane and Lee Simpson play the suspects.

Producer Liz Anstree

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1998.


THU 09:30 An Actor's Life for Me (b00s648y)
Series 3

Fatal Distraction

Robert Wilson encounters a young flame.

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
Jon Glover
Stephanie Pack

Producer: Dianne Messias

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in February 1993.


THU 10:00 The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries (b0084sb1)
When in Rome

1970s Rome. Chief Detective Inspector Alleyn is incognito and on the trail of a vast drugs syndicate - and some exceptionally unsavoury blackmail.

But he hasn't reckoned on murder...

Another tale of Dame Ngaio Marsh’s gentleman detective.

CDI Alleyn …. Jeremy Clyde
Nigel Bathgate …. Nick Waring
Sonia, Lady Bracely …. Pauline Jameson
Kenneth Dorne …. Tom George
Baron Van der Veghel …. David Swift
Baroness Van der Veghel …. Paula Jacobs
Sophy Jason …. Annabelle Dowler
Barnaby Grant …. Sean Arnold
Major Sweet …. Derek Waring
Sebastian Mailer …. Matthew Devereaux
Father Denys …. James Greene
Valdarno …. Stephen Critchlow
Violetta/Receptionist …. Carolyn Jones

Dramatised by Michael Bakewell.

Director: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2003.


THU 11:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m0014hfy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


THU 11:45 The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry (m0009qtl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]


THU 12:00 The Jason Explanation of... (b007jpzh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 Capital Gains (b007qw7j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 Paul Temple (b007t1r7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 Wimsey (b007jwd9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 And Our Faces, My Heart, Brief as Photos by John Berger (b08l78gc)
Episode 4

Simon McBurney - a close friend of the late art critic and writer who died in January - reads John Berger's most personal book: part essay, part poetry collection, part memoir & love letter. McBurney also shares memories of Berger and the house and landscape that inspired the book in the early 1980s. Harriet Walter reads Berger's poetry.

Berger considered the twentieth century "the century of banishment" and today he continues his exploration on the psychic impact of mass migration where for migrants home is no longer a dwelling place but the untold story of a life being lived.

Abridged and produced by Simon Richardson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2017.


THU 14:15 The Citadel (b0b949st)
Series 3

Episode 4

Denny's pregnant girlfriend, Gwyneth has an emergency operation.

Manson ..... Richard Fleeshman
Denny ..... Julian Lewis Jones
Christine ...... Catrin Stewart
Gwyneth ........ Fiona Clarke
Llewellyn ...... Stephen Hogan
Nurse Lloyd ....... Emma Gregory

Dramatised by Christopher Reason
Director - Pauline Harris
Producers Pauline Harris and Gary Brown

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2018.


THU 14:30 Revolutionary Radio (b01nxh1f)
A revolutionary General in Nicaragua asks what is more dangerous in the hands of the public - guns or microphones?

For over the past 90 years, radio has proved a powerful political force, not just for reporting on changes of government but also for sending out a call to arms during some of the biggest revolutionary uprisings of the 20th century. These events track radio's evolution, from its rise as an exciting new technology used by the Bolsheviks to demonstrate their modernity to its reported demise amid the social media buzz of the Arab Spring.

Fi Glover speaks to those who participated in these events, as well as ordinary listeners who stood by their radios during extraordinary times.

In Prague, May 1945, William Greig calls for American assistance amid Nazi machine gun fire. In Greece, Antonia Moropoulou recalls Junta Military Police playing her student radio broadcasts during her incarceration in 1976. And in Serbia, Dusan Masic describes reading the news to the masses protesting below from the window of B92 radio during a government shutdown. Together they will tell the story of how radio became such a revolutionary medium.

Producer: Kate Lamble
A Loftus production

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2012.


THU 15:00 The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries (b0084sb1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 Foul Play (b00k2d8w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


THU 16:30 An Actor's Life for Me (b00s648y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


THU 17:00 The Wilsons Save the World (b09fzt7j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 17:30 Plum House (b0b5tr52)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 18:00 James Follett - Earthsearch (b007jp29)
Earthsearch II

9. Earth

The crew of starship Challenger finally locate their planet, but what will they find?

James Follett's cult sci-fi drama.

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

Director: Glyn Dearman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1982.


THU 18:30 Great Lives (b09nvrs5)
Series 44

Liza Tarbuck on Nikola Tesla

Actor and broadcaster Liza Tarbuck chooses the extraordinary life of the Serbian-American scientist Nikola Tesla whose inventions were ahead of his time. He founded the Tesla Electric Light Company and was responsible for the introduction of the AC current in America, seeing off competition from his rival and former hero Thomas Edison.

The fortunes and misfortunes of this brilliant and eccentric man who died virtually penniless in a New York hotel room are discussed by Liza and Matthew with the help of Professor Iwan Morus from Aberystwyth University.

Producer: Maggie Ayre

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2018.


THU 19:00 The Jason Explanation of... (b007jpzh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 Capital Gains (b007qw7j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 Paul Temple (b007t1r7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 Wimsey (b007jwd9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m0014hfy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


THU 21:45 The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry (m0009qtl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]


THU 22:00 Plum House (b0b5tr52)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 Brian Gulliver's Travels (b00zsc2b)
Series 1

Jampoa

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 time, he's recalling his travels to Jampoa where fame definitely equals fortune.

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.

Producer: Steven Canny

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2011.


THU 23:00 Where to, Mate? (m000j95l)
"...you're coming in, you're coming out..."

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

This week at 'All Star Cars', Bernie picks up Milton again and they discuss the merits of cosmic ordering, Ben tries to help a lad come out to his dad and Saj takes a dog for a poo.

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
Saj ...... Abdullah Afzal
Milton ...... Christopher J Hall
Weight Watchers Lady ...... Lisa Moore
Paul ...... Brennan Reece
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 in May 2020.


THU 23:15 Joseph Morpurgo's Walking Tour (b09ghmgs)
The East End

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

Join us on our walking tour of London's historic east end, which you'll be exploring through its pubs.

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

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


THU 23:30 The Boosh (b007jmh0)
Mutants

Bad-tempered Bob Fossil is creating new mutant animals to keep investors interested in his zoo.

A whale the size of a peanut might sound like a good idea, but zookeeper Howard Moon is not happy with the way things are going.

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 Dave Brown.

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 November 2001.



FRIDAY 18 FEBRUARY 2022

FRI 00:00 James Follett - Earthsearch (b007jp29)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 Great Lives (b09nvrs5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 Paul Temple (b007t1r7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 Wimsey (b007jwd9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 And Our Faces, My Heart, Brief as Photos by John Berger (b08l78gc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:15 The Citadel (b0b949st)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 Revolutionary Radio (b01nxh1f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries (b0084sb1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 Foul Play (b00k2d8w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:30 An Actor's Life for Me (b00s648y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 The Wilsons Save the World (b09fzt7j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 Plum House (b0b5tr52)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 Paul Temple (b007t1sf)
Paul Temple and the Margo Mystery

5. Breakwater House

As they hunt for Julia's killer, a fortune teller in Brighton warns the Temples they're in grave danger...

Another thrilling case by Francis Durbridge to be solved by BBC Radio's smoothest investigator and his glamorous wife.

CAST:

Paul Temple …. Peter Coke
Steve …. Marjorie Westbury
Sir Graham Forbes …. James Thomason
Tony Wyman …. Jon Rollason
Mike Langdon …. Tommy Duggan
George Kelburn …. Julian Somers
Linda Kelburn …. June Tobin
Mrs Fletcher …. Joan Matheson
Larry Cross …. Hugh Manning
Charlie …. James Beattie
Bank Clerk/Police Sergeant …. Nigel Anthony
Edgar Northampton …. Haydn Jones
Hotel Receptionist …. Peter Watts
Fiona Scott …. Armine Sandford
Fortune Teller …. Kathleen Helme
Vicar …. Peter Wilde

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

Producer: Martyn C. Webster

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in 1961.


FRI 06:30 Wimsey (b007jwdr)
Murder Must Advertise

6. Appropriate Exit of an Unskilled Murderer

Lord Peter Wimsey is determined to finally crack the mysterious murder of a copywriter at an advertising agency.

Ian Carmichael stars as Lord Peter Wimsey – the aristocratic amateur sleuth created by Dorothy L Sayers.

Lord Peter Wimsey ...... Ian Carmichael
Chief Inspector Parker ...... Allan Cuthbertson
Mr Tallboy ...... Edward de Souza
Miss Meteyard ...... Frances Jeater
Miss Rossiter ...... Joanna Wake
Mr Brotherhood ...... Norman Shelley

Dramatised by Alistair Beaton.

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1983.


FRI 07:00 Welcome to Our Village, Please Invade Carefully (b04lsl25)
Series 2

Tempting Fete

Lucy borrows Kat's guitar and finds that this machine irritates aliens. Meanwhile tempers are fraught as preparations are made for the annual village fete, and Richard receives some surprising news from The Computer.

Series two of Eddie Robson's sitcom about an alien race that have noticed that those all-at-once invasions of Earth never work 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, and much to the annoyance of Field Commander Uljabaan who, alongside his unintelligible minions and The Computer (his hyperintelligent 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 ...... Julian Rhind-Tutt
Computer ...... John-Luke Roberts
Madeleine ...... Jane Slavin
Penny ...... Elaine Claxton

Written by Eddie Robson
Script-edited by Arthur Mathews

Original music written and performed by Grace Petrie
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 (m0014fy6)
The Bacon Sandwich Problem

Marian and Tara tackle listeners’ issues with the menopause, frisky dreams and a troubling bacon sandwich with trademark good humour.

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 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


FRI 08:00 Dad's Army (b007jq82)
Series 3

Things That Go Bump in the Night

Corporal Jones's van runs out of petrol, so the Home Guard platoon must take shelter in a spooky house.

The comic exploits of a Second World War Home Guard platoon in Walmington-on-Sea.

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

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1976.


FRI 08:30 Second Thoughts (b00lbtl2)
Series 4

Short Change

Bill and Faith's dreams of a luxury riverside flat disintegrate thanks to her children Hannah and Joe.

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.

Stars James Bolam as Bill, Lynda Bellingham as Faith, Belinda Lang as Liza, Julia Sawalha as Hannah, Mark Denham as Joe, Geoffrey Whitehead as Richard, Brian Bowles as Dennis and David Learner as Clayton.

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 (b007k2sl)
Series 3

Episode 3

Gyles Brandreth chairs the scandals quiz with Anthony Holden, Lucy Moore, Dan Tetsell and John O'Farrell. From October 2005.


FRI 09:30 Ballylenon (b0080skq)
Series 5

Episode 6

The Americans are desperate to identify the owner of the Hoover cottage.

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

Written by Christopher Fitz-Simon.

Starring TP McKenna as Phonsie Doherty, Margaret D'Arcy as Muriel McConkey, Stella McCusker as Vera McConkey, Aine McCartney as Mrs McFinney, Gerard Murphy as the Reverend Hawthorne, Charlie Bonnar as Packy McGoldrick and Gerard McSorley as Stumpy Bonnar.

Music arranged and performed by Stephanie Hughes.

Director: Eoin O'Callaghan

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1998.


FRI 10:00 Nathaniel Hawthorne - Wakefield (b00rs19x)
A dull middle-aged man whose life has been monotonously ordinary for years, devises a plot to temporarily leave home and observe the effect on his wife from a flat opposite.

But he stays away much longer than expected - and it becomes more and more difficult for him to return...

David Haig stars in Nathaniel Hawthorne's short story dramatised by Martyn Wade.

Wakefield ...... David Haig
Hawthorne ...... John Rowe
Mrs Wakefield ...... Richenda Carey
Mr Lucas Ferris ...... Jonathan Keeble
Mrs Brand ...... Jennie Stoller
Doctor ...... Gordon Reid

Producer: Cherry Cookson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2001


FRI 11:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m0014gwv)
Adoption

Laura Grimshaw and Jon Holmes present a selection of podcasts on the subject of adoption.

Featuring expert advice from #YouCanAdopt, Adopt Cymru and Adoption Stories by Adoption Now. We hear personal stories from BBC Radio 4's The Adoption, The Adoption and Fostering Podcast, and Adoption, Fostering and Tea.

And, as Jon himself is adopted, we delve into podcasts from comedians, performers and entertainers to explore whether there is a link between performance and adoption. We speak to Twayna Mayne about her podcast Loco Parentis and her Radio 4 series Black Woman, to Mark Steel about his new audiobook Who Do I Think I Am?, and we hear about Lemn Sissay's Radio 4 series Origin Stories and Homecoming.


FRI 12:00 Dad's Army (b007jq82)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 Second Thoughts (b00lbtl2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 Paul Temple (b007t1sf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 Wimsey (b007jwdr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 And Our Faces, My Heart, Brief as Photos by John Berger (b08l78gf)
Episode 5

Simon McBurney - a close friend of the late art critic and writer who died in January - reads John Berger's most personal book: part essay, part poetry collection, part memoir & love letter. McBurney also shares memories of Berger and the house and landscape that inspired the book in the early 1980s. Harriet Walter reads Berger's poetry.

Today Berger explores the work of his favourite painter, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio.

Abridged and produced by Simon Richardson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2017.


FRI 14:15 The Citadel (b0b94sj6)
Series 3

Episode 5

Manson seeks justice for the flagrant misconduct of Llewellyn.

Manson ..... Richard Fleeshman
Denny ..... Julian Lewis Jones
Christine ...... Catrin Stewart
Llewellyn ...... Stephen Hogan
Owen ....... Stephen Marzella
Nurse Lloyd ....... Emma Gregory

Dramatised by Christopher Reason
Director - Pauline Harris
Producers Pauline Harris and Gary Brown

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2018.


FRI 14:30 Billie Holiday: Fine and Mellow (b05pn3t6)
A great singer and a great song. Four living jazz musicians and her biographer celebrate her extraordinary and dramatic life, along with her legacy and achievements, through the prism of one historic 12-bar blues.

The song Fine and Mellow, which Billie Holiday wrote herself, was recorded in 1957 with an all-star backing band including her friends Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster, Vic Dickenson, Roy Eldridge and Gerry Mulligan.

The programme is introduced by saxophonist Andy Sheppard, and also features expert commentaries from band leader Guy Barker, singers Cleo Laine and Jacqui Dankworth, and Julia Blackburn, author of With Billie.

Producer: Tony Staveacre
An Above The Title production

First broadcast to mark the centenary of Billie Holliday's birth on BBC Radio 4 in 2015.


FRI 15:00 Nathaniel Hawthorne - Wakefield (b00rs19x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 Whispers (b007k2sl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


FRI 16:30 Ballylenon (b0080skq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


FRI 17:00 Welcome to Our Village, Please Invade Carefully (b04lsl25)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 17:30 Now You're Asking with Marian Keyes and Tara Flynn (m0014fy6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 18:00 James Follett - Earthsearch (b007jp2r)
Earthsearch II

10. Earthvoice

The crew of spaceship Challenger's search is over, but Earth is not how they left it...

The conclusion of James Follett's cult sci-fi drama.

Commander Telson ...... Sean Arnold
Sharna ...... Amanda Murray
Darv ...... Haydn Wood
Astra ...... Kathryn Hurlbutt
Angel One ...... Sonia Fraser
Angel Two ...... Gordon Reid
Bran ...... Michael Maloney
Elka ...... Jill Lidstone
Tidy ...... David Gooderson
Peeron ...... George Parsons
Earthvoice ...... Michael Tudor Barnes

Director: Glyn Dearman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1982.


FRI 18:30 And the Academy Award Goes To... (b008vd2n)
Series 1

Lawrence of Arabia

Paul Gambaccini tells the story of how David Lean's Lawrence of Arabia won the Best Picture Award in 1963, recreating the social and political context of the time and showing what the Academy's decisions have revealed about the changing American psyche.

It's the moment every movie director and actor dreams of - the gold envelope is slowly opened and the Oscar goes to... them!

But - away from the red carpet and the bright lights and the tearful speeches - what do the decisions made by the Academy each year tell us about the state of America? Are the awards a hotline to the American psyche, revealing an array of political, cultural and social calculations - conscious or unconscious - behind what are presented as purely artistic judgements.

Produced by Sara Jane Hall and Paul Kobrak.

First broadcast on Radio 4 in 2008.


FRI 19:00 Dad's Army (b007jq82)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 Second Thoughts (b00lbtl2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 Paul Temple (b007t1sf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 Wimsey (b007jwdr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m0014gwv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 22:00 Now You're Asking with Marian Keyes and Tara Flynn (m0014fy6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 Domestic Science (b09tf719)
Series 2

Bedroom

A heady combination of maths, science and comedy with Festival of The Spoken Nerd trio who are stand-up Mathematician Matt Parker, Physicist Steve Mould and 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. This week it is the bedroom.

Produced by Lyndsay Fenner.

A BBC Studios Production, first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2018.


FRI 22:45 The Consultants (b00dbj10)
Series 1

Episode 3

The team tackle an unusual case of sexual harassment. With Neil Edmond, Justin Edwards and James Rawlings. From February 2003.


FRI 23:00 Laura Solon - Talking and Not Talking (b00y9xdg)
Series 1

Episode 6

Revelations about hats, tents and some disturbing tales from Beatrix Potter.

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 (b0b6m9k2)
Series 8

John Finnemore

John Finnemore reads from his hilarious diary, which tells of his six months teaching English to school children in Poland.

Presenter: Rufus Hound
Producer: 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)

A Good Read 18:30 MON (b03cn50j)

A Good Read 00:30 TUE (b03cn50j)

All Gas and Gaiters 09:00 SUN (m0014fb7)

All the Young Dudes 08:30 SAT (b019m2ys)

All the Young Dudes 09:30 WED (b01b3cgf)

All the Young Dudes 16:30 WED (b01b3cgf)

All the Young Dudes 04:30 THU (b01b3cgf)

An Actor's Life for Me 09:30 THU (b00s648y)

An Actor's Life for Me 16:30 THU (b00s648y)

An Actor's Life for Me 04:30 FRI (b00s648y)

And Now in Colour 22:30 WED (b007jvy6)

And Our Faces, My Heart, Brief as Photos by John Berger 14:00 MON (b08kttjw)

And Our Faces, My Heart, Brief as Photos by John Berger 02:00 TUE (b08kttjw)

And Our Faces, My Heart, Brief as Photos by John Berger 14:00 TUE (b08l78h8)

And Our Faces, My Heart, Brief as Photos by John Berger 02:00 WED (b08l78h8)

And Our Faces, My Heart, Brief as Photos by John Berger 14:00 WED (b08l78gw)

And Our Faces, My Heart, Brief as Photos by John Berger 02:00 THU (b08l78gw)

And Our Faces, My Heart, Brief as Photos by John Berger 14:00 THU (b08l78gc)

And Our Faces, My Heart, Brief as Photos by John Berger 02:00 FRI (b08l78gc)

And Our Faces, My Heart, Brief as Photos by John Berger 14:00 FRI (b08l78gf)

And the Academy Award Goes To... 18:30 FRI (b008vd2n)

Angela Carter - Vampirella 18:00 SAT (b06tfv03)

Angela Carter - Vampirella 00:00 SUN (b06tfv03)

Archive on 4 13:00 SAT (b09q9zgc)

Archive on 4 01:00 SUN (b09q9zgc)

Archive on 4 11:00 TUE (m0001cwc)

Archive on 4 21:00 TUE (m0001cwc)

Arthur Conan Doyle - Micah Clarke 03:00 SAT (m000kp3k)

Ballylenon 04:30 SAT (b00807h2)

Ballylenon 09:30 FRI (b0080skq)

Ballylenon 16:30 FRI (b0080skq)

Believe Me by Eddie Izzard (Omnibus) 06:00 SUN (b08wz59s)

Believe Me by Eddie Izzard 02:00 SAT (b08x9813)

Bette in Britain 15:30 SUN (b00bzdg8)

Bette in Britain 03:30 MON (b00bzdg8)

Billie Holiday: Fine and Mellow 14:30 FRI (b05pn3t6)

Bleak Expectations 23:00 WED (b01p9l4v)

Boogie Up the River 08:30 MON (b007jv6z)

Boogie Up the River 12:30 MON (b007jv6z)

Boogie Up the River 19:30 MON (b007jv6z)

Booked 09:00 WED (b00753g9)

Booked 16:00 WED (b00753g9)

Booked 04:00 THU (b00753g9)

Brian Gulliver's Travels 22:30 THU (b00zsc2b)

Calling Hereford 02:30 SAT (b00mwrh9)

Capital Gains 08:30 THU (b007qw7j)

Capital Gains 12:30 THU (b007qw7j)

Capital Gains 19:30 THU (b007qw7j)

Centenier - The Deep End 06:00 SAT (m0014f72)

Centenier - The Deep End 16:00 SAT (m0014f72)

Centenier - The Deep End 04:00 SUN (m0014f72)

Cheaper than Walking 14:30 WED (b01n61sc)

Cheaper than Walking 02:30 THU (b01n61sc)

Conversations from a Long Marriage 07:30 WED (m000dqg7)

Conversations from a Long Marriage 17:30 WED (m000dqg7)

Conversations from a Long Marriage 22:00 WED (m000dqg7)

Conversations from a Long Marriage 05:30 THU (m000dqg7)

Creme de la Crime 22:45 MON (b0080sx1)

DJ Britton - Moliere Imaginaire 16:00 SUN (b0076kgs)

DJ Britton - Moliere Imaginaire 20:00 SUN (b0076kgs)

DJ Britton - Moliere Imaginaire 04:00 MON (b0076kgs)

Dad's Army 08:00 FRI (b007jq82)

Dad's Army 12:00 FRI (b007jq82)

Dad's Army 19:00 FRI (b007jq82)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:00 SUN (m0014hfy)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:00 SUN (m0014hfy)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 11:00 THU (m0014hfy)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:00 THU (m0014hfy)

Doctor in the House 08:30 SUN (b007jsw0)

Domestic Science 22:30 FRI (b09tf719)

Earls of the Court 22:15 SAT (b00qvpk2)

Ectoplasm 23:30 WED (b007vgvc)

Famed For Its Knitting 14:30 MON (b01bmlt8)

Famed For Its Knitting 02:30 TUE (b01bmlt8)

For One Horrible Moment by Peter Bradshaw 23:00 TUE (b0084ss4)

For The Love of Leo 09:30 SUN (m00020jk)

For The Love of Leo 07:00 MON (m00024nv)

For The Love of Leo 17:00 MON (m00024nv)

For The Love of Leo 05:00 TUE (m00024nv)

Foul Play 09:00 THU (b00k2d8w)

Foul Play 16:00 THU (b00k2d8w)

Foul Play 04:00 FRI (b00k2d8w)

Great Lives 07:30 SAT (b09ly6rt)

Great Lives 17:30 SAT (b09ly6rt)

Great Lives 05:30 SUN (b09ly6rt)

Great Lives 18:30 THU (b09nvrs5)

Great Lives 00:30 FRI (b09nvrs5)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:00 WED (b007x041)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:00 WED (b007x041)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:00 WED (b007x041)

Hearing With Hegley 22:30 MON (b00bfq19)

Henry James: The Wings of the Dove (Omnibus) 07:20 SUN (b0b2jf8r)

Henry James 02:15 SAT (b0b1tgb0)

How to Stop Time by Matt Haig (Omnibus) 13:00 SUN (b09lk87t)

How to Stop Time by Matt Haig (Omnibus) 01:00 MON (b09lk87t)

I've Never Seen Star Wars 23:30 TUE (b00hcr5l)

Ian D Montfort Is: Unbelievable 14:30 SAT (b01ks6gt)

Ian D Montfort Is: Unbelievable 23:00 SAT (b01qj7q2)

Ian D Montfort Is: Unbelievable 02:30 SUN (b01ks6gt)

In and Out of the Kitchen 14:00 SAT (b01pz9xz)

In and Out of the Kitchen 02:00 SUN (b01pz9xz)

In and Out of the Kitchen 23:00 SUN (b01q8l39)

In the Moment 14:30 TUE (b061tfmw)

In the Moment 02:30 WED (b061tfmw)

Inheritance Tracks 07:10 SUN (b0bntfs4)

Inheritance Tracks 14:10 SUN (b09mwcyj)

Inheritance Tracks 02:10 MON (b09mwcyj)

Inheritance Tracks 11:50 MON (m0014fk8)

Inheritance Tracks 21:50 MON (m0014fk8)

James Follett - Earthsearch 00:00 SAT (b007jnzy)

James Follett - Earthsearch 18:00 MON (b007jp0y)

James Follett - Earthsearch 00:00 TUE (b007jp0y)

James Follett - Earthsearch 18:00 TUE (b007jp1d)

James Follett - Earthsearch 00:00 WED (b007jp1d)

James Follett - Earthsearch 18:00 WED (b007jp1w)

James Follett - Earthsearch 00:00 THU (b007jp1w)

James Follett - Earthsearch 18:00 THU (b007jp29)

James Follett - Earthsearch 00:00 FRI (b007jp29)

James Follett - Earthsearch 18:00 FRI (b007jp2r)

John Mortimer Presents: The Trials of Marshall Hall 01:00 SAT (b007k2zd)

Joseph Morpurgo's Walking Tour 23:15 THU (b09ghmgs)

Laura Solon - Talking and Not Talking 23:00 FRI (b00y9xdg)

Little Lifetimes by Jenny Eclair 22:00 SAT (b06pbxjr)

Mark Steel's in Town 22:30 TUE (b017wyyf)

Marriage Lines 08:00 MON (b06859bf)

Marriage Lines 12:00 MON (b06859bf)

Marriage Lines 19:00 MON (b06859bf)

My Teenage Diary 15:00 SAT (b0b5t820)

My Teenage Diary 03:00 SUN (b0b5t820)

My Teenage Diary 23:30 FRI (b0b6m9k2)

Mythos 18:00 SUN (b0b01rvm)

Mythos 00:00 MON (b0b01rvm)

Nan Woodhouse 16:45 SUN (b03j5dh0)

Nan Woodhouse 20:45 SUN (b03j5dh0)

Nan Woodhouse 04:45 MON (b03j5dh0)

Nathaniel Hawthorne - Wakefield 10:00 FRI (b00rs19x)

Nathaniel Hawthorne - Wakefield 15:00 FRI (b00rs19x)

Now You're Asking with Marian Keyes and Tara Flynn 05:30 SAT (m001464z)

Now You're Asking with Marian Keyes and Tara Flynn 07:30 FRI (m0014fy6)

Now You're Asking with Marian Keyes and Tara Flynn 17:30 FRI (m0014fy6)

Now You're Asking with Marian Keyes and Tara Flynn 22:00 FRI (m0014fy6)

Open Mike: Mike Craig's Radio Memoirs 09:00 SAT (b00c0077)

Open Mike: Mike Craig's Radio Memoirs 19:00 SAT (b00c0077)

Paul Temple 06:00 MON (b007t1kg)

Paul Temple 13:00 MON (b007t1kg)

Paul Temple 20:00 MON (b007t1kg)

Paul Temple 01:00 TUE (b007t1kg)

Paul Temple 06:00 TUE (b007t1qq)

Paul Temple 13:00 TUE (b007t1qq)

Paul Temple 20:00 TUE (b007t1qq)

Paul Temple 01:00 WED (b007t1qq)

Paul Temple 06:00 WED (b007t1qp)

Paul Temple 13:00 WED (b007t1qp)

Paul Temple 20:00 WED (b007t1qp)

Paul Temple 01:00 THU (b007t1qp)

Paul Temple 06:00 THU (b007t1r7)

Paul Temple 13:00 THU (b007t1r7)

Paul Temple 20:00 THU (b007t1r7)

Paul Temple 01:00 FRI (b007t1r7)

Paul Temple 06:00 FRI (b007t1sf)

Paul Temple 13:00 FRI (b007t1sf)

Paul Temple 20:00 FRI (b007t1sf)

Please Use Other Door 07:30 TUE (m00146x2)

Please Use Other Door 17:30 TUE (m00146x2)

Please Use Other Door 22:00 TUE (m00146x2)

Please Use Other Door 05:30 WED (m00146x2)

Plum House 07:30 THU (b0b5tr52)

Plum House 17:30 THU (b0b5tr52)

Plum House 22:00 THU (b0b5tr52)

Plum House 05:30 FRI (b0b5tr52)

Podcast Radio Hour 11:00 FRI (m0014gwv)

Podcast Radio Hour 21:00 FRI (m0014gwv)

Poetry Extra 12:00 SUN (m0014fb9)

Poetry Extra 17:00 SUN (m0014fb9)

Poetry Extra 05:00 MON (m0014fb9)

Radiolab 11:00 SUN (m000fg0v)

Radiolab 19:00 SUN (m000fg0v)

Revolutionary Radio 14:30 THU (b01nxh1f)

Revolutionary Radio 02:30 FRI (b01nxh1f)

Robert Aickman Stories 18:45 SUN (m0007rp1)

Robert Aickman Stories 00:45 MON (m0007rp1)

Sarah Millican's Support Group 23:30 MON (b00r2cy5)

Second Thoughts 08:30 FRI (b00lbtl2)

Second Thoughts 12:30 FRI (b00lbtl2)

Second Thoughts 19:30 FRI (b00lbtl2)

Shah Rukh Khan's Heroes 00:30 SAT (b06sg8ss)

Soul Music 18:30 TUE (b04sv2gz)

Soul Music 00:30 WED (b04sv2gz)

TED Radio Hour 11:00 MON (m0014fk6)

TED Radio Hour 21:00 MON (m0014fk6)

The Absolutely Radio Show 23:30 SAT (b08xzcvk)

The Architects 07:00 TUE (b03xgslr)

The Architects 17:00 TUE (b03xgslr)

The Architects 05:00 WED (b03xgslr)

The Boosh 23:30 THU (b007jmh0)

The Citadel 14:15 MON (b0b91szz)

The Citadel 02:15 TUE (b0b91szz)

The Citadel 14:15 TUE (b0b9249h)

The Citadel 02:15 WED (b0b9249h)

The Citadel 14:15 WED (b0b92x91)

The Citadel 02:15 THU (b0b92x91)

The Citadel 14:15 THU (b0b949st)

The Citadel 02:15 FRI (b0b949st)

The Citadel 14:15 FRI (b0b94sj6)

The Consultants 22:45 FRI (b00dbj10)

The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry 10:45 SUN (m0009qtl)

The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry 21:45 SUN (m0009qtl)

The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry 11:45 THU (m0009qtl)

The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry 21:45 THU (m0009qtl)

The Goon Show 08:00 TUE (b007k43y)

The Goon Show 12:00 TUE (b007k43y)

The Goon Show 19:00 TUE (b007k43y)

The Hudson and Pepperdine Show 22:30 SUN (b0076f8q)

The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries 10:00 MON (b0084j7z)

The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries 15:00 MON (b0084j7z)

The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries 03:00 TUE (b0084j7z)

The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries 10:00 TUE (b0084qwv)

The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries 15:00 TUE (b0084qwv)

The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries 03:00 WED (b0084qwv)

The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries 10:00 WED (b0084rlw)

The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries 15:00 WED (b0084rlw)

The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries 03:00 THU (b0084rlw)

The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries 10:00 THU (b0084sb1)

The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries 15:00 THU (b0084sb1)

The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries 03:00 FRI (b0084sb1)

The Jason Explanation of... 12:30 SAT (b007jpwr)

The Jason Explanation of... 08:00 THU (b007jpzh)

The Jason Explanation of... 12:00 THU (b007jpzh)

The Jason Explanation of... 19:00 THU (b007jpzh)

The Leopard in Autumn 09:30 MON (b00sbf7q)

The Leopard in Autumn 16:30 MON (b00sbf7q)

The Leopard in Autumn 04:30 TUE (b00sbf7q)

The Masterson Inheritance 23:30 SUN (b007jsrx)

The Michael Bentine Show 08:30 WED (b008vnrl)

The Michael Bentine Show 12:30 WED (b008vnrl)

The Michael Bentine Show 19:30 WED (b008vnrl)

The Mitch Benn Music Show 09:30 TUE (b00b311z)

The Mitch Benn Music Show 16:30 TUE (b00b311z)

The Mitch Benn Music Show 04:30 WED (b00b311z)

The Museum of Curiosity 16:00 TUE (b0910yxc)

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The News Quiz 23:00 MON (m00146jb)

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The Problem With Adam Bloom 22:30 SAT (b01bl9xm)

The Radio Detectives 18:30 WED (b007jpcs)

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The Real Comedy Controllers: The Things That Made Us Laugh 11:00 WED (m0014gt0)

The Real Comedy Controllers: The Things That Made Us Laugh 21:00 WED (m0014gt0)

The Unbelievable Truth 07:30 MON (m00146ph)

The Unbelievable Truth 17:30 MON (m00146ph)

The Unbelievable Truth 22:00 MON (m00146ph)

The Unbelievable Truth 05:30 TUE (m00146ph)

The Wilsons Save the World 12:00 SAT (b09f39tt)

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The Wilsons Save the World 17:00 THU (b09fzt7j)

The Wilsons Save the World 05:00 FRI (b09fzt7j)

The Write Stuff 08:00 SAT (b00776r3)

Tom Wrigglesworth's Open Letters 12:30 SUN (b00yjs4c)

Tom Wrigglesworth's Open Letters 17:30 SUN (b00yjs4c)

Tom Wrigglesworth's Open Letters 22:00 SUN (b00yjs4c)

Tom Wrigglesworth's Open Letters 05:30 MON (b00yjs4c)

Victor Hugo - Les Miserables (Omnibus) 14:20 SUN (b007jtrc)

Victor Hugo - Les Miserables (Omnibus) 02:20 MON (b007jtrc)

Warhorses of Letters 15:45 SAT (b01p4252)

Warhorses of Letters 03:45 SUN (b01p4252)

Warhorses of Letters 23:15 TUE (b01p7by2)

Welcome to Our Village, Please Invade Carefully 05:00 SAT (b04l0zq7)

Welcome to Our Village, Please Invade Carefully 07:00 FRI (b04lsl25)

Welcome to Our Village, Please Invade Carefully 17:00 FRI (b04lsl25)

Where to, Mate? 15:30 SAT (m000j2sq)

Where to, Mate? 03:30 SUN (m000j2sq)

Where to, Mate? 23:00 THU (m000j95l)

Whispers 04:00 SAT (b007k2sf)

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Wimsey 01:30 SAT (b007jwcn)

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Winston 08:30 TUE (b00q9280)

Winston 12:30 TUE (b00q9280)

Winston 19:30 TUE (b00q9280)

Wordaholics 09:00 MON (b01c7lk6)

Wordaholics 16:00 MON (b01c7lk6)

Wordaholics 04:00 TUE (b01c7lk6)

Zoe Lyons: Passport Paddy 07:00 WED (b0bksngd)

Zoe Lyons: Passport Paddy 17:00 WED (b0bksngd)

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