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SATURDAY 19 FEBRUARY 2022

SAT 00:00 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.


SAT 00:30 And the Academy Award Goes To... (b008vd2n)
Series 1

Lawrence of Arabia

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

Paul Gambaccini reveals how David Lean's Lawrence of Arabia won the Best Picture Award in 1963.

But - away from the red carpet and the bright lights and the tearful speeches - what do the Academy's decisions 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.

Producers: Sara Jane Hall and Paul Kobrak

First broadcast on Radio 4 in February 2008.


SAT 01:00 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...

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

Paul Temple …. Peter Coke
Steve …. Marjorie Westbury
Sir Graham Forbes …. 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

Producer: Martyn C Webster

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in January 1961.


SAT 01:30 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.

Dramatised by Alistair Beaton.

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

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1983.


SAT 02:00 And Our Faces, My Heart, Brief as Photos by John Berger (b08l78gf)
Episode 5

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

Simon McBurney concludes Berger's most personal book: part essay, part poetry collection, part memoir and love letter.

McBurney also shares memories of John Berger and the house and landscape that inspired the book in the early 1980s.

Harriet Walter reads his poetry.

Abridged and produced by Simon Richardson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2017.


SAT 02:15 The Citadel (b0b94sj6)
Series 3

Episode 5

Dr Manson seeks justice for the flagrant misconduct of Llewellyn.

Based on AJ Cronin's groundbreaking novel, which is said to have partly inspired the creation of the NHS.

Set in mid-1920s South Wales.

Dramatised by Christopher Reason.

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

Director: Pauline Harris

Producers: Pauline Harris and Gary Brown

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2018.


SAT 02:30 Billie Holiday: Fine and Mellow (b05pn3t6)
A great singer and a great song.

Four living jazz musicians and her biographer celebrate Billie Holliday's 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 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.

Introduced by saxophonist Andy Sheppard, with expert commentaries from band leader Guy Barker, singers Cleo Laine and Jacqui Dankworth, and Julia Blackburn, author of With Billie.

Born on 7th April 1915, this programme was made to mark Billie's centenary.

Producer: Tony Staveacre

An Above The Title production for BBC Radio, first broadcast in April 2015.


SAT 03:00 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...

Starring David Haig.

Dramatisation of Nathaniel Hawthorne's short story 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


SAT 04:00 Whispers (b007k2sl)
Series 3

Episode 3

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

Dan Tetsell and John O'Farrell 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 (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, 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
Reverend Hawthorne …. Gerard Murphy
Stumpy Bonnat …. Gerard McSorley
Packy McGoldrick …. Charlie Bonnar

Music arranged and performed by Stephanie Hughes.

Director: Eoin O'Callaghan

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1998.


SAT 05:00 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.

Eddie Robson's sitcom about aliens invading the village of Cresdon Green.

Starring Hattie Morahan and Peter Davison.

Noticing all-at-once invasions of Earth never work out too well, these aliens have locked villagers 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
Lucy Alexander ...... Hannah Murray
Field Commander Uljabaan ...... Julian Rhind-Tutt
Computer ...... John-Luke Roberts
Madeleine ...... Jane Slavin
Penny ...... Elaine Claxton

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.


SAT 05:30 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


SAT 06:00 Alan Ayckbourn - Just Between Ourselves (b00dc4f0)
A bittersweet comedy about love, marriages and mothers.

Starring Stephen Critchlow and Samantha Spiro.

Alan Ayckbourn's celebrated 1977 stage play.

Dennis ...... Stephen Critchlow
Vera ...... Samantha Spiro
Marjorie ...... Auriol Smith
Neil ...... Chris Pavlo
Pam ...... Alison Pettitt

Music composed by David Chilton.

Adapted and directed by Gordon House.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2010.


SAT 07:30 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.

Nikola 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.

Liza explains to Matthew Parris how his inventions were ahead of their time.

Despite the fortunes and misfortunes of this brilliant and eccentric man, he died virtually penniless in a hotel room in New York.

With the help of Professor Iwan Morus from Aberystwyth University.

Producer: Maggie Ayre

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2018.


SAT 08:00 Booked (b00753g9)
Series 1

Episode 1

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

Barnsley poet Ian McMillan chairs the irreverent literary game.

Outrageous parody, biting wit and original writing from:

Roger McGough
Miles Kington
Mark Thomas
Dillie Keane

Producer: Marc Jobst

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1995.


SAT 08:30 All the Young Dudes (b01b3cgf)
Series 2

Happy Together

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

The lives of Patrick and wife Helen back in 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

Producer: Steve Doherty

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2002.


SAT 09:00 Putting You Through, Caller (b098hjv5)
In 1958, the Queen made the first direct trunk telephone call.

It was the beginning of the end for the female operators known as the 'Hello Girls'.

Telephone operators had connected callers since the earliest days of the telephone, 80 years before. Despite the intimacy of 'phone conversations, subscribers willingly accepted the presence of a third voice on the line.

In this three-hour showcase, Shaun Ley uses drama and comedy from the BBC archives to demonstrate how the telephone operator became a valuable dramatic device.

With the aid of the recordings from the GPO (General Post Office) and the BT archive, Shaun explores the role of the operator, the strict rules governing their work and some official secrets.

Featuring:

* Extracts from 'Liz and Sally' - a 1960s Post Office recruitment film

* Burn Your Phone - a radio drama by Andrew Wallace

Alan Cumming plays a telephone operator beset by voices, requests and problems. With Jonathan Keeble
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1995
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* If You’re Glad, I’ll be Frank - a radio drama by Tom Stoppard

What happens when Frank recognises the voice of the GPO speaking clock as that of his long-lost wife?
Starring Timothy West and Patsy Rowlands
First broadcast on the BBC Third Programme in 1966.

* Ballylenon - an extract of the Irish village comedy set in County Donegal

Producer: Adam Bowen

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


SAT 12:00 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.


SAT 12:30 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.

Stars Dominic Coleman, Ingrid Oliver and Geoffrey Whitehead.

Sitcom set in a struggling architectural practice.

Written 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.


SAT 13:00 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 13 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 '68 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
Film-maker, Eugene Jarecki
Writer, Luc Sante
Theatre artist, Greg Wohead.

Producer: Martin Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2018.


SAT 14:00 Mark Steel's in Town (b017wyyf)
Series 3

Berwick-Upon-Tweed

Mark Steel performs for the residents of Berwick-Upon Tweed.

He's talking about war with Russia, Scottish rivalries and rather unusual local slang.

During his visit to the Northumberland town, he investigates the rich tapestry of remarkable events and people.

Series in which the comedian visits towns across the UK and creates a stand-up show for the locals.

Written by Mark Steel with additional material by Pete Sinclair.

Producer: Sam Bryant

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2011.


SAT 14:30 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 14:45 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 15:00 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.


SAT 15:30 I've Never Seen Star Wars (b00hcr5l)
Series 2

Barry Cryer

Much-loved comedian Barry Cryer watches an episode of 'Friends', listens to Australian rock band - and tackles nappy changing, .

Series in which Marcus Brigstocke invites celebrities to try new experiences.

Producer: Bill Dare

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2009.


SAT 16:00 Alan Ayckbourn - Just Between Ourselves (b00dc4f0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 Great Lives (b09nvrs5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SAT 18:00 The Prisoner (m00035w3)
Series 2

1. I Met a Man Today Part 1/2

After escaping from The Village, Number 6 discovers his car and house are now owned by author Kate Butterworth...

The original 17 episode television series of The Prisoner created intrigue and controversy in equal measure when it first aired in the UK in 1967.

In a taut psychological spy thriller the main character, dehumanised as ‘Number 6’, has committed no crime, save for having resigned from some unspecified branch of the British Secret Service. His prison was a heavily guarded ornate coastal village.

Under constant surveillance, Number 6 can trust no-one and relentlessly works to establish the identity of his. As the audio re-imagining continues, we discover more about the enigma of the personal life of Number 6.

Number 6 …. Mark Elstob
Kate Butterworth …. Lucy Briggs-Owen
Brenda …. Susan Earnshaw
Barmaid …. Helen Goldwyn
Control …. Jim Barclay
Danvers …. Barnaby Edwards
Thorpe …. John Heffernan

Original music by Jamie Robertson.

Script Editor: Jamie Anderson

Written and directed by Nicholas Briggs.

A 2017 Big Finish Production adapted from the cult ITV series.


SAT 18:40 Daphne Du Maurier (m00035w9)
The Old Man

The family shun people.

He rules the roost, speaks strangely, forever gazing out at sea.

His wife never speaks.

And one day the children vanish...

Anna Massey reads Daphne Du Maurier’s strange tale.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1988.


SAT 19:00 Putting You Through, Caller (b098hjv5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 Little Lifetimes by Jenny Eclair (b06pxm4k)
Series 2

Christine Paints

Christine and Tony move to the country so Tony can write.

So Christine takes up watercolours and soon finds inspiration can be found in the most unexpected places and with surprising consequences.

Starring Rosie Cavaliero.

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 (b00r0yt2)
The Eklov Experience

Now living with his girlfriend, Johnno is steadying himself for a couples' day out. But his sofa-crashing best mate Lloydie has other plans

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
Nadine ...... Keely Beresford
Security ...... Rufus Wright

Director: Sasha Yevtushenko

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2010.


SAT 22:30 The Problem With Adam Bloom (b01bwbgs)
Series 3

Friendship and Stress

A double dose, as the funnyman ponders why we choose our pals and what causes pressure.

Adam interviews his closest friends to discover if honesty is always the best policy.

Next, he deals with the stress of not finishing the script and how the wrong dinner companion can ruin a meal.

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

With:

Brendon Burns

Producer: Adam Bromley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2005.


SAT 23:00 Ian D Montfort Is: Unbelievable (b01qjj3c)
Series 1

With Ruth Madoc

Hi-de-Hi star Ruth Madoc gets a surprise visitation from William Shakespeare.

Ian D Montfort is a celebrity spirit medium and psychic who makes contact with the celebrity 'spirit guides' secretly chosen by audience members and reveals personal stories that make them laugh-out-loud one moment and gasp in surprise the next.

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

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 Hut 33 (b00vs38k)
Series 2

Royal Visit

It's panic stations at Hut 33!

A member of the royal family is paying a visit but the top brass suspect he might be a Nazi sympathiser.

The team has to delay him and make sure he doesn't see any of the codebreaking machines.

James Cary's sitcom set at Bletchley Park - the top-secret home of the Second World War codebreakers,

Archie …. Tom Goodman-Hill
Charles …. Robert Bathurst
Gordon …. Fergus Craig
Joshua … Alex McQueen
Minka …. Olivia Colman
Mrs Best …. Lill Roughley
Duke of Kent .... Michael Fenton Stevens

Producer: Adam Bromley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2008.



SUNDAY 20 FEBRUARY 2022

SUN 00:00 The Prisoner (m00035w3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 00:40 Daphne Du Maurier (m00035w9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:40 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 Archive on 4 (m0001cwc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:00 Mark Steel's in Town (b017wyyf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:30 Little Lifetimes by Jenny Eclair (b06pbxjr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Saturday]


SUN 02:45 Earls of the Court (b00qvpk2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Saturday]


SUN 03:00 The Hudson and Pepperdine Show (b0076f8q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:00 on Saturday]


SUN 03:30 I've Never Seen Star Wars (b00hcr5l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:30 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 Alan Ayckbourn - Just Between Ourselves (b00dc4f0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 Great Lives (b09nvrs5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 And Our Faces, My Heart, Brief as Photos by John Berger (Omnibus) (b08ltlpc)
Simon McBurney reads John Berger's most personal book: part essay, part poetry collection, part memoir and love letter.

McBurney also shares memories of Berger and the house and landscape that inspired the book in the early 1980s.

We first 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.

Harriet Walter reads his poetry.

Omnibus of five parts.

Abridged and produced by Simon Richardson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2017.


SUN 07:10 Inheritance Tracks (b079rb02)
Tony Christie

Singer Tony Christie chooses 'Come Back to Me' by Sammy Davis Jr and 'The Folks Who Live on the Hill' by Peggy Lee.


SUN 07:20 AJ Cronin - The Citadel (Omnibus) (b0b9tfth)
Series 3

Dr 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...

Based on AJ Cronin's groundbreaking novel, which is said to have partly inspired the creation of the NHS.

Set in mid-1920s South Wales.

Omnibus of five parts.

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.


SUN 08:30 Doctor in the House (b007jsxl)
Digs

Student medic Simon Sparrow gets saddled with vampish landlady, Mrs Robinson.

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
Taffy Evans …. Edward Cast
Vera …. Norma Ronald
Mrs Robinson …. Ann Murray

Producer: David Hatch

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1968.


SUN 09:00 All Gas and Gaiters (m0014pnp)
Series 2

The Bishop has a Flutter

Despite the Dean’s warning about gambling, the Bishop loses more than he bargained for.

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
Lord Ringmould …. Ballard Berkeley
Commentator …. Malcolm Hayes
Jack Cobb …. John Samson
Doctor …. Manning Wilson

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 (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.


SUN 10:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m0014pnr)
Award-Winning Chefs

Ruth Rogers

From JS Bach to Martha Reeves and the Vandellas.

Chef and restaurateur, Ruth Rogers shares her castaway choices with Kirsty Young.

Born in America, she has become one of the UK’s most celebrated cooks. Despite not being a trained chef, she set up The River Café with her business partner, the late Rose Gray, in 1987. The focus was on high quality, seasonal produce cooked the Italian way.

Many of today’s top chefs including Jamie Oliver, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Theo Randall, Sam Clark and Allegra McEvedy began their careers in their kitchen. The café was awarded a Michelin star in 1997.

The youngest of three children, Ruth Rogers’ parents were both immigrants and very political. In the late 1960s, she moved to London where she joined other Americans protesting against the Vietnam War. In 1969 she met the architect, Richard, now Lord, Rogers and they married in 1973.

The couple moved to Paris when Richard Rogers and his partners won the contract to design the Pompidou Centre. There she learned the importance of seasonality: subsequent visits to Italy shifted her passion to Italian cooking.

Producer: Cathy Drysdale

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2015.


SUN 10:45 The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry (m000b0bb)
Series 14

A Frytful Scare Part 2

Rutherford and Fry delve into the history of roller coasters in the second instalment of their investigation into why we enjoy being scared.

Amelie Xenakis asks: "Why do people enjoy rollercoasters? I am a thrill-seeker and I am always terrified before riding a roller coaster but I enjoy the ride itself. (I would like BOTH of you to ride a roller coaster if possible)."

Never ones to shy away from a challenge, the pair attempt to channel their inner adrenaline junkies with a trip on one the UK's scariest rollercoasters at Thorpe Park.

They discover the birth of the roller coaster in the 18th century, when Catherine the Great enjoyed careering down Russian Ice Mountains covered in snow. Adam talks to scary sociologist Margee Kerr, author of 'Scream! The Science of Fear', about how the modern roller coaster evolved.

David Poeppel from New York University studies the science of screaming, and we discover what makes screams uniquely terrifying. Plus, psychologist and broadcaster Claudia Hammond describes some early experiments which tested how fear affects our body.

Presenters: Adam Rutherford, Hannah Fry
Producer: Michelle Martin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2019.


SUN 11:00 Radiolab (m000fnvc)
Series 6

Bit Flip

Radiolab explores how tiny changes can have cosmic effects on us unwitting humans. With Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich.

Back in 2003, Belgium was holding a national election. One of their first where the votes would be cast and counted on computers. Thousands of hours of preparation went into making it unhackable. And when the day of the vote came, everything seemed to have gone well. That was, until a cosmic chain of events caused a single bit to flip and called the outcome into question.

In this episode of Radiolab, we travel from a voting booth in Brussels to the driver's seat of a runaway car in the Carolinas, exploring the massive effects tiny bits of stardust can have on us unwitting humans.

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 2019.


SUN 12:00 Poetry Extra (m0014pnt)
Poetry Workshop - The Edinburgh School of Poets

Daljit Nagra revisits the BBC's poetry archive and selects Poetry Workshop with Ruth Padel exploring the pleasures of writing and reading poems.

Poetry is everywhere, and all over the country workshops of aspiring poets meet to work together on their craft. The Edinburgh School of Poets is one such group, and Ruth joins them to work on three of their poems on the theme of 'Family Ties'.

Ruth and the group listen to the poems and offer practical and inspirational pointers to each other. As they go behind the scenes of the poems, testing and pruning, exploring technical things like structure, rhyme and line endings, they reveal the imagination and the skill that makes poetry so rewarding for both writers and readers of poetry.

The poems from the group include a tender one about the never ending anxieties of motherhood, which includes some interesting Scottish words like 'stravaiging'. There's also a funny piece about the pre-occupation with genealogy, and a moving poem about an attempt to piece together a picture of a lost family member from their remaining personal effects.

The group also share and appreciate a poem by the award winning poet Don Paterson, called The Thread.

Producers: Sarah Langan and Sara Davies

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2011.


SUN 12:30 Tom Wrigglesworth's Open Letters (b00yrfwh)
Series 1

Estate Agents

Why do we still bother with estate agents?

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 Jon McGregor - Reservoir 13 (Omnibus) (b09wv0qd)
Episode 1

A teenage girl has gone missing on a midwinter walk in the heart of England.

As the locals are called up to join the search party and police set up roadblocks, a crowd of news reporters descends on this usually quiet village.

What effect will Becky Shaw's disappearance have on this close-knit Peak District community? And what did happen her?

But as the search for Becky goes on, so does everyday life. Cows must be milked, fences repaired, stone cut, pints poured, beds made, sermons written.

And as the seasons unfold there are those who leave the village and those who are pulled back; those who come together or break apart. There are births and deaths; secrets kept and told; small kindnesses and unanticipated betrayals.

Jon McGregor's Reservoir 13 was one of the most acclaimed and talked-about novels of the 2017.

It won the Costa Novel Award, was shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize, and was longlisted for the Man Booker. It was a Guardian, Financial Times, TLS, Telegraph and Observer Book of the Year.

Read by Lee Ingleby.

Omnibus of the first five of ten parts abridged by Sara Davies.

Producer: Justine Willett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2018.


SUN 14:10 Victor Hugo - Les Miserables (Omnibus) (b007jtt7)
Episode 2

Jean Valjean is determined to rescue Fantine's child from a life of misery with the Thernadier family.

Victor Hugo's epic story of social injustice.

Starring Joss Ackland, Roger Allam and David Schofield.

Omnibus of episodes 6 to 10 of 25.

Dramatised by Sebastian Baczkiewicz and Lin Coghlan.

Victor Hugo... Joss Ackland
Jean Valjean .... Roger Allam
Inspector Javert ...David Schofield
Thenardier ... Henry Goodman
Mme Thenardier ... Jane Whittenshaw
Cosette (child) ... Sophie Shad
Eponine (child) ...Connie Gurie
Drinker 1/Tradesman 1... Ewan Bailey
Drinker 2/Tradesman 2... Peter Darney
Fauchlevant ...Sean Baker
Gillenormand ... Leslie Philips
Mme Gillenormand ...Shuna Snow
Maboeuf ... Timothy Bateson
Cosette (adult) ... Lucy Whybrow

Producer: Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2001.


SUN 15:20 Dylan Thomas: The Beach of Falesa (b042bh3t)
Never filmed screenplay by Dylan Thomas, adapted for radio for the centenary of his birth, and narrated as a 'Film for Voices' by Matthew Rhys.

Wiltshire arrives on an unnamed Pacific island hoping to trade in copra. But an encounter with rival trader Case leads to a macabre wedding. Shunned by the locals, Wiltshire sets out to uncover the secret behind Case's mysterious hold over the islanders, and the truth in the tales of the singing devils living deep in the bush.

Dylan Thomas adapted the short story of the same title by Robert Louis Stevenson to create this screenplay but it was never filmed, despite interest from Richard Burton. It blends some of the wordplay of Under Milk Wood with the brooding mystery of Heart of Darkness.

Producer Alison Hindell came across The Beach of Falesa when her stepdaughter moved into a new house in Sydney and found the published edition of the text amongst the remnants left behind by the previous owner.

Narrator ..... Matthew Rhys
Wiltshire ..... Matthew Gravelle
Case ..... Nicky Henson
Uma ..... Fiona Marr
Jenkins / Captain ..... Simon Armstrong
Randall ..... Stephen Critchlow
Little Jack ..... Steve Toussaint

Original music composed by Roger Goula

Sound by Nigel Lewis.

Adapted for radio and directed by Alison Hindell.

A BBC Cymru Wales production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in May 2014


SUN 17:00 Poetry Extra (m0014pnt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 today]


SUN 17:30 Tom Wrigglesworth's Open Letters (b00yrfwh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 today]


SUN 18:00 The Mistral (m0014pnx)
The behaviour of a young girl born during a storm causes her father concern and impacts his life.

A tale of human passions unleashed by an elemental force.

Written by Hattie Naylor.

Jeff …. Kim Wall
Phylida …. Tracy Ann Oberman
Gus .... Danny Webb
Mother …. Jillie Meers
Stephen .... Harry Myers
Lilly .... Candice Williams

Director: Jonquil Panting

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1999.


SUN 18:45 Robert Aickman Stories (m0007s32)
5. Just A Song At Twilight

All their London friends said Lydia and Timo were mad.

But when the dream takes hold...

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 (m000fnvc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 20:00 Craig Warner - A Sense of Things Moving Forward (b08n42fy)
The true and historical tragedy of the Very Magnificent Lord Don Cristobal Colon, Grand Admiral of the Ocean Sea.

What was the first "American Dream"?

What did Christopher Columbus hope to achieve when he landed in the New World?

And how did his notable voyage alter the course of his own life?

Ben Kingsley stars in Craig Warner’s play about God and Gold.

Don Cristobal Colon ...... Ben Kingsley
Isabella, Queen of Spain ...... Frances Barber
Father Luis de Torres ...... Simon Russell Beale
Martin Alonso Pinzon ...... Patrick Malahide
Anacaona ...... Constance Chapman
Guacanagari ...... Hedley Goodall
Vincente Pinzon ...... David Plimmer
Beatriz Perestrello ...... Denise Bryer
Page ...... Craig Edwards
Arawak Woman ...... Juliet Prew

Producer: Andy Jordan

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1992.


SUN 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m0014pnr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


SUN 21:45 The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry (m000b0bb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today]


SUN 22:00 Tom Wrigglesworth's Open Letters (b00yrfwh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 today]


SUN 22:30 The Hudson and Pepperdine Show (b0076fd6)
Series 3

Time for a Break

Fancying a summer holiday, Mel and Vicki opt for a house swap with another double act.

Starring Mel Hudson and Vicki Pepperdine.

With:

Martin Hyder
Lewis MacLeod
Jim North

Written by Danny Robins and Dan Tetsell with the cast.

Script edited by Graeme Garden.

Music by Richie Webb.

Producer: Chris Neill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2003.


SUN 23:00 In and Out of the Kitchen (b01qdsms)
Series 2

The Dinner Party

Damien and Anthony invite their nearest and dearest round for a dinner party to celebrate some good news:

Anthony has finally decided to start his own investment company, whilst Damien has finally got from Sky Arts for a new series all about the culinary habits of the great poets.

Unfortunately, things do not get off to an auspicious start when Anthony is beset by incurable hiccups, and Damien's agent Ian arrives with marital problems in tow.

Includes recipes for Baked Camembert, Trout "en papillotte" and Rum Baba.

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
Damien's Dad ...... Philip Fox
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 (b007jstr)
Series 1

The Sweat of the Mastersons

A young Charles Masterson seeks his fortune in Dickensian London, a town seething with body-snatchers, opium dens and female impersonators...

Based entirely on audience suggestions - this is an improvised historical saga of the Mastersons - 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 21 FEBRUARY 2022

MON 00:00 The Mistral (m0014pnx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 00:45 Robert Aickman Stories (m0007s32)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:45 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 Jon McGregor - Reservoir 13 (Omnibus) (b09wv0qd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:10 Victor Hugo - Les Miserables (Omnibus) (b007jtt7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:10 on Sunday]


MON 03:20 Dylan Thomas: The Beach of Falesa (b042bh3t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:20 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Poetry Extra (m0014pnt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 Tom Wrigglesworth's Open Letters (b00yrfwh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 Paul Temple (b007rwkt)
Paul Temple and the Margo Mystery

6. Mainly About Wyman

The suave sleuth wonders whether an international criminal is behind Julia's murder.

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

Paul Temple …. Peter Coke
Trent …. Marjorie Westbury
Sir Graham Forbes …. James Thomason
Supt Raine …. Simon Lack
Tony Wyman …. Jon Rollason
Mike Langdon …. Tommy Duggan
George Kelburn …. Julian Somers
Linda Kelburn/Sidney …. June Tobin
Charlie …. James Beattie
DI Burton …. Douglas Storm
Ken Sinclair …. Peter Wilde
Waiter/Man …. Nigel Anthony
Mrs Perkins …. Janet Morrison
Prison Governor …. Peter Pratt
Midge Harris …. Frank Partington

Producer: Martyn C Webster

First heard on the BBC Light Programme in February 1961.


MON 06:30 The Same River Twice (m000d8dv)
1. The Return

A man named Johnny Maxen walks through Gare du Nord station in Paris.

He's reluctantly returning to a life he thought he'd abandoned forever back in Scotland...

Where is his estranged wife who's mysteriously disappeared?

Starring Gordon Jackson.

Edward Boyd's thriller serial in eight parts.

Johnny Maxen ...... Gordon Jackson
Helen Duncan ...... Lennox Milne
Bill Ferguson ...... Victor Carin
Rachel Scott ...... Mary Riggans
Torquil ...... James Crampsey
Operator ...... John Toye

Producer: Eddie Fraser

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in October 1966.


MON 07:00 Boswell's Lives (b053bq4l)
Series 1

Boswell's Life of Freud

Boswell attempts to write a biography of Sigmund Freud but finds it's Freud who is asking all the questions.

Jon Canter’s sitcom sees James Boswell become a time-travelling biographer - doing for other celebrities what he did for Dr Johnson.

James Boswell ..... Miles Jupp
Sigmund Freud ..... Henry Goodman

Producer: Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2015.


MON 07:30 The Unbelievable Truth (m0014gbf)
Series 27

Episode 6

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

Richard Osman, Henning Wehn, Holly Walsh and Ria Lina are the panellists obliged to talk with deliberate inaccuracy on subjects as varied as glasses, squirrels, Alexander the Great and China.

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


MON 08:00 Marriage Lines (b068r53p)
Series 2

Episode 13

It's baby's christening day and George is packing for Africa.

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 Starling …. Richard Briers
Kate …. Prunella Scales
Miles …. Edward De Souza
George’s Mum …. Diana King
George’s Dad …. Geoffrey Sumner
Kate’s Mum …. Joan Sanderson
The Mystery Guest …. Charlotte Mitchell
Other Roles …. Peter Hawkins

Producer: Charles Maxwell

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in June 1967.


MON 08:30 Boogie Up the River (b007jv7w)
See You Outside Boots in Oxford

Mark and his manic mutt look for the enigmatic Jennifer in the city of dreaming spires.

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
Jennifer Conway …. Carla Mendonca
Boogie/Dorchester Man …. Ronald Herdman
Lock Keeper …. Terence Edmond
Dorchester Lady …. Jill Graham
Delia Smith/Betty …. Melinda Walker
Cox …. Jonathan Tafler
Boater/Farmer …. Mark Straker

Producer: Caroline Leddy

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1992.


MON 09:00 Wordaholics (b01cjm4p)
Series 1

Episode 2

Wordaholics is the comedy panel game all about words.

Gyles Brandreth presides as Natalie Haynes, Michael Rosen, Arthur Smith and Paul Sinha vie for supremacy in the ring.

Wordaholics is clever, intelligent, witty and unexpected. There are toponyms, abbreviations, euphemisms, old words, new words, cockney rhyming slang, Greek gobbledegook, plus the panellists' picks of the ugliest and the most beautiful words: the whole world of words.

Writers: Jon Hunter and James Kettle

Producer: Claire Jones.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2012.


MON 09:30 Arrested Development (b0075vh3)
Episode 1

Penny and Dave are getting married, but there are a few hiccups - Penny's hair being just one of them.

She wanted the Julia Roberts look but has ended up with a Mrs Merton instead.

Starring Letitia Dean, Phil Cornwell and Julian Rhind-Tutt.

Simon Warne's four-part comedy serial.

Penny ...... Letitia Dean
Bob ...... Phil Cornwell
Andy ...... Julian Rhind-Tutt
Joy ...... Maggie McCarthy
Kate ...... Susannah Doyle
Frank ...... Roger Walker

Producer: Tracey Neale

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2000.


MON 10:00 Jules Verne (b08j9r66)
Journey to the Centre of the Earth

Episode 1

Renowned professor, Otto Lidenbrock, discovers a mysterious, runic cryptogram in a rare manuscript he’s bought.

It’s his nephew, Axel, who accidentally cracks the message, which is by a 16th-century alchemist who claims to have found a pathway to the centre of the earth!

"Descend, bold traveller into the crater of the Jokul of Snæfell, which the shadow of Scartaris touches before the kalends of July and you will attain the centre of the earth."

Lidenbrock decides he must see for himself if such a journey is possible and with the reluctant Axel in tow, and the help of their guide, Hans, the three venture into the heart of a dormant, Icelandic volcano on a dangerous expedition beneath the earth's layers.

Jules Verne's novel is the ultimate adventure story in the best Victorian tradition with plenty of action, science, knowledge, discovery and surprise.

Adapted in two parts by Moya O'Shea.

Starring Joel MacCormack and Stephen Critchlow.

The three attempting this tremendous feat are:

* The somewhat cowardly, dewy-eyed romantic, Axel
* The highly strung and oh, so eccentric, Otto Lidenbrock
* The calm, phlegmatic Danish speaking, Icelandic guide, Hans.

Axel ...... Joel MacCormack
Professor Lidenbrock ...... Stephen Critchlow
Hans ...... Gudmundur Thorvaldsson
Grauben ...... Nicola Ferguson
Martha ...... Elizabeth Bennett
Newspaper Seller ...... Nick Underwood
Porter ...... Sam Rix
Icelandic Man ...... Tom Forrister
Street Vendor ...... Scarlett Brookes

Composer: Neil Brand

Director: Tracey Neale

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2017.


MON 11:00 TED Radio Hour (m0014pym)
Series 8

Revitalize

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

Manoush Zomorodi explores how, in trying times, we can revitalize our minds, bodies, buildings — and even populations.

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


MON 11:50 Inheritance Tracks (m0014pyp)
Matt Goss

Singer Matt Goss chooses 'Your Song' by Elton John and 'Piano Man' by Billy Joel. From January 2022.


MON 12:00 Marriage Lines (b068r53p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 Boogie Up the River (b007jv7w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 Paul Temple (b007rwkt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 The Same River Twice (m000d8dv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 The Two of Us: My Life with John Thaw by Sheila Hancock (b0076np8)
1. Early Days

Sheila the girl and John the boy, and their very different starts to life, are framed by her diaries of their maturity.

Actress Sheila Hancock reads from her best-selling book about her deep and passionate partnership with her late husband, actor John Thaw.

Producer: Ned Chaillet.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2004.


MON 14:15 Maya Angelou's Autobiographies (b0b6htgb)
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Episode 1

Radio dramatisation of Maya Angelou's iconic debut memoir. This beautiful evocation of Angelou's life in the Deep South, begins in 1931. As an infant Maya and her brother, Bailey are sent to live with their grandmother in Arkansas. Annie, whom they call Momma, runs the only store in the black section of Stamps and becomes the central moral figure in Maya's childhood.

Narrator ( Older Maya) ...... Adjoa Andoh
Maya ...... Indie Gjedsal
Bailey ...... Roshawn Hewitt
Momma ...... Cecilia Noble
Uncle Willie ...... Richard Pepple
Steward ...... John Lightbody
Girl ...... Francesca Elise

Dramatised by Patricia Cumper
Produced and directed by Pauline Harris

From the producer and dramatist that brought the award winning Color Purple to Radio 4.

The books that make up the life and times of Maya Angelou are some of the best, most beautiful and haunting pieces of autobiography written. They run the gamut from life affirming to tragedy and back again with a tone that is a joyous, direct and searingly honest, and are an extraordinary portrait of 20th century black America.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2018.


MON 14:30 Conjuring Halie (b01gvn23)
Cerys Matthews celebrates the life of one of her musical heroines, the great gospel singer Mahalia ("Halie") Jackson, who died in 1972. Jackson became one of the most influential gospel singers in the world at the height of her popularity, inspiring singers like Aretha Franklin and Mavis Staples. But she was also one of the unsung heroes of the civil rights movement in America, described by the legendary historian and broadcaster Studs Terkel as one of the bravest people he'd ever met.

As a child she suffered illness, poverty and deprivation. The Church was her shelter. During the late 1920s, at the height of the great migration, she toured Illinois performing in churches. But it was in Chicago that she made her name and carved out a place for herself as the first professional gospel singer. She refused to sing secular music, a pledge she kept throughout her professional life. Even Louis Armstrong couldn't persuade her to sing jazz with him. By the 1950s and 60s, touring across Europe, she was being described as "the greatest spiritual singer alive." Throughout, she remained a close friend and comrade of Martin Luther King, travelling with him to the deepest parts of the segregated south and often singing at gatherings where he spoke including at the famous march on Washington.

In this programme Cerys talks to gospel singer Vermettya Royster and to the Reverend Stanley Keeble both of whom knew and played with Mahalia. We also hear archive recordings of the historian Studs Terkel talking with Mahalia in the years when they became close friends. We hear from blues and gospel writers Val Wilmer and Viv Broughton. As well as hearing her live performances.

Produced by Sarah Cuddon
A Falling Tree Production

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2012.


MON 15:00 Jules Verne (b08j9r66)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 Wordaholics (b01cjm4p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 16:30 Arrested Development (b0075vh3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


MON 17:00 Boswell's Lives (b053bq4l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 17:30 The Unbelievable Truth (m0014gbf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 18:00 Fantastic Tales (b007k2c2)
Hell Screen by Ryunosuke Akutagawa 1/2

When a mighty medieval Japanese Lord clashes with an arrogant painter, tragedy is sparked.

Ryunosuke Akutagawa's chilling horror story read in two-parts by Togo Igawa.

Fantastic Tales is a collection of weird and wonderful stories from around the world.

Tales from Japan, Delhi, Eastern Europe, the Welsh borders and America show how fantasy is at its best when used to explore the preoccupations of everyday life.

Translator: Jay Rubin

Director: Gemma Jenkins

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in February 2007.


MON 18:30 A Good Read (b03dsk55)
Brendan O'Neill and Gabriel Gbadamosi

Harriett Gilbert talks to Brendan O'Neill and Gabriel Gbadamosi about their favourite books, from Graham Greene to a wild new twist on the Sherlock Holmes story to a Norwegian classic...

Brendan O'Neill, editor of the online magazine Spiked, chooses a late and rather different Graham Greene - Monsignor Quixote.

Writer Gabriel Gbadamosi recommends a little-known but compelling Norwegian classic: The Ice Palace by Tarjei Vesaas.

And presenter Harriett Gilbert's choice offers a new perspective on Sherlock Holmes. It's The Last Sherlock Holmes Story by Michael Dibdin, author of the Aurelio Zen detective series.

Monsignor Quixote by Graham Greene
Publisher: Vintage

The Ice Palace by Tarjei Vesaas
Publisher: Peter Owen

The Last Sherlock Holmes Story by Michael Dibdin
Publisher: Faber

Producer: Beth O'Dea

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2013.


MON 19:00 Marriage Lines (b068r53p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 Boogie Up the River (b007jv7w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 Paul Temple (b007rwkt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 The Same River Twice (m000d8dv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 TED Radio Hour (m0014pym)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:50 Inheritance Tracks (m0014pyp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:50 today]


MON 22:00 The Unbelievable Truth (m0014gbf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 On the Town with the League of Gentlemen (b007k1z7)
A Guest at the Dentons

Pauline the Restart Officer, Matthew Chinnery the Vet and Barbara the Cabbie - just some of the resident misfits of a remote Northern town.

The first incarnation of the award-winning black comedy, about the "local people" of Spent - before it hit TV.

Starring Mark Gatiss, Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton.

Written by the cast and Jeremy Dyson.

The League of Gentlemen won a Perrier Edinburgh Festival award in 1997 and this radio series debuted in the same year. They also won a Sony Radio Award. The cult series switched to TV for three series on BBC 2 from 1999, plus stage shows and a feature film.

Producer: Sarah Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1997.


MON 23:00 The News Quiz (m0014gv9)
Series 107

Episode 8

Recorded at the BBC Radio Theatre, his week Andy Zaltzman was joined by Elis James, Olga Koch, Tim Shipman and Shaparak Khorsandi to look at the situation in Ukraine, and how the cream of British politics are dealing with the delicate situation; we look at the Met Police, in a week that the Met Police are looking at Prince Charles, and in a (possible) world first, we have an audio-only picture round!

Hosted by Andy Zaltzman
Chairs script by Andy Zaltzman
Additional Material from Alice Fraser, Catherine Brinkworth, Ken Cheng and Rajiv Karia
Production Co-ordinators: Katie Baum & Caroline Barlow
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 (b00r7nqc)
Series 1

4. 'My broken heart needs fixing'.

'My broken heart needs fixing but I've only got paper glue'

'Tonight is the night that two become one - I'm leaving you'.

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
Marie ...... Jo Neary
Kim ...... Katherine Parkinson
Colin ...... Martin Trenaman

Written by Sarah Millican.

Producer: Lianne Coop

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2010.



TUESDAY 22 FEBRUARY 2022

TUE 00:00 Fantastic Tales (b007k2c2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 A Good Read (b03dsk55)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 Paul Temple (b007rwkt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 The Same River Twice (m000d8dv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 The Two of Us: My Life with John Thaw by Sheila Hancock (b0076np8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:15 Maya Angelou's Autobiographies (b0b6htgb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 Conjuring Halie (b01gvn23)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 Jules Verne (b08j9r66)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 Wordaholics (b01cjm4p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:30 Arrested Development (b0075vh3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 Boswell's Lives (b053bq4l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 The Unbelievable Truth (m0014gbf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 Paul Temple (b007rwnw)
Paul Temple and the Margo Mystery

7. A Time to Worry

The suave sleuth edges one step closer towards solving the murder and discovering the identity of The Fence.

Another intriguing case from Francis Durbridge for BBC Radio's smoothest investigator and his glamorous wife.

CAST:

Paul Temple …. Peter Coke
Steve …. Marjorie Westbury
Sir Graham Forbes …. James Thomason
Supt Raine …. Simon Lack
Mike Langdon …. Tommy Duggan
George Kelburn …. Julian Somers
Linda Kelburn …. June Tobin
Mrs Fletcher …. Joan Matheson
Dr Benkaray …. Mary Wimbush
Larry Cross …. Hugh Manning
Charlie …. James Beattie
Inspector Milton …. Kenneth Dight
Prison Governor …. Peter Pratt
Midge Harris …. Frank Partington
Oscar …. Douglas Storm
Maid …. Eva Stuart
Wally Stone …. Malcolm Hayes

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, invariably needed Paul's help with his latest tricky case.

Producer: Martyn C. Webster

First heard on the BBC Light Programme in 1961.


TUE 06:30 The Same River Twice (m000d7vz)
2. The Body

Reluctantly agreeing to search for his estranged wife Julia who’s been missing for three months, Johnny Maxen’s enquiries meet with some strange reactions...

Edward Boyd's thriller serial starring Gordon Jackson.

Johnny Maxen ...... Gordon Jackson
Detective Inspector Wardlaw ...... Roddy McMillan
Helen Duncan ...... Lennox Milne
Mr Todhunter ...... Walter Carr
Jo-Jo ...... Bill Henderson
Mary ...... Sheila Donald
Voice on phone ...... Joe Dunlop

Producer: Eddie Fraser

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in October 1966.


TUE 07:00 The Architects (b03y3kgn)
Series 1

Fracking Hell

Potentially lucrative contracts involving nuclear power plants, military drone manufacturers and a fracking company leave Matt and his principles in potential meltdown.

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
Amanda ...... Carolyn Pickles
Snadaker ..... Stephen Critchlow
Gentle Energy MD ...... Steve Toussaint

Director: Toby Swift

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2014.


TUE 07:30 Please Use Other Door (m0014g0j)
Series 1

Episode 2

From Bill Dare (Dead Ringers, The Secret World). The second show includes a series of sketches in which someone is forced to watch Succession, a man applies for a business loan for a company whose aim is doing evil and a woman dates the Pied Piper.

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 (b007k4c2)
Series 5

The Canal

Back home after 43 years, why must Neddie Seagoon never go near the oily waters again?

Groundbreaking, surreal BBC radio comedy written by Spike Milligan.

Starring:

Peter Sellers
Harry Secombe
Spike Milligan

Special guest: Valentine Dyall

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 November 1954.


TUE 08:30 King Street Junior (b007jmdx)
Series 5

D Day Minus One

A day of stock-taking, literally and educationally, as the teachers prepare for a new academic year.

School comedy created and written by Jim Eldridge.

CAST:

Phillip Sims …. Karl Howman
Mr Beeston …. James Grout
Mr Holiday …. Tom Watson
Mrs Stone …. Margaret John
Mrs Patterson …. Deirdre Costello
Mrs Rudd …. Vivienne Martin
Mr Long …. Paul Copley
Miss Lewis …. Marlene Sidaway
Mr Tomkins …. John Cater

King Street Junior ran to ten series between 1985 and 1998. King Street Junior Revisited ran from 2002 to 2005.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1990.


TUE 09:00 The News Quiz (m0014gv9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:30 The Mitch Benn Music Show (b00b5tc3)
Series 2

Episode 2

The comedian presents a selection of classic comic songs. With special guest singer-songwriter Isy Suttie. From October 2006.


TUE 10:00 Jules Verne (b08jk8x6)
Journey to the Centre of the Earth

Episode 2

Axel is in grave danger. Thirty leagues of rock lie above him. Should he go up or down?

The conclusion of Jules Verne novel - the ultimate adventure story of three intrepid explorers venturing into an Icelandic volcano.

Adapted by Moya O'Shea.

Axel ...... Joel MacCormack
Professor Lidenbrock ...... Stephen Critchlow
Hans ...... Gudmundur Thorvaldsson
Grauben ...... Nicola Ferguson

Composer: Neil Brand

Director: Tracey Neale

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2017.


TUE 11:00 Archive on 4 (b0bbmthw)
That's Edutainment!

Are the values of education and entertainment truly compatible? Matthew Sweet asks if learning can or should be fun.

When we watch a high-end TV documentary do we learn anything? Or do we simply think we have? With lessons from the archive, this is an hour long look at the links between education and fun.

We attend Radio 4's King Street Junior for a historical re-enactment and go down Sesame Street, an early example of edutainment that worked. A 1970's adult education series called On the Move, with a young Bob Hoskins playing a removal man who has trouble reading and writing, helped enormous numbers of people with literacy problems. It accidentally became cult viewing in the process.

The same cult status was accorded to the first late night Open University broadcasts, although the values of good television and undergraduate teaching initially clashed, sometimes about the appropriate colour of shirts.

In his capacity as academic, Matthew talks to Dr Fern Riddell, whose PhD he supervised. Fern chose broadcasting and writing rather than lecturing or teaching as a career and she explains how injecting historical authenticity into TV dramas like Ripper Street might help us see past eras more clearly, if backed by the right research.

And, with the help of Harvard Professor of Education Meira Levinson, Matthew wonders whether Homer Simpson is an appropriate vehicle for the study of philosophy.

Meanwhile, are some of the ideals of Public Service Broadcasting changing in the digital age? Nowadays the strictly educational programmes like OU material and schools broadcasting are no longer part of the general broadcasting landscape, meaning we're less likely to stumble upon them. Put Public Service Broadcasting into a popular search engine and you might not end up learning about the BBC mission statement, but something completely different.

A Testbed production

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2018.


TUE 12:00 The Goon Show (b007k4c2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 King Street Junior (b007jmdx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 Paul Temple (b007rwnw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 The Same River Twice (m000d7vz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 The Two of Us: My Life with John Thaw by Sheila Hancock (b0076npq)
2. Stage

Sheila's story reaches the stage of her life when she has determined to go on the stage.

Meanwhile in the diaries of her maturity - husband, John Thaw, begins to have trouble with his voice, having played Captain Hook in Peter Pan.

Actress Sheila Hancock reads from her book about her deep and passionate partnership with her late husband, actor John Thaw.

Producer: Ned Chaillet

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2004


TUE 14:15 Maya Angelou's Autobiographies (b0b710j9)
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Episode 2

Maya Angelou's iconic debut autobiography powerfully evokes her life as a child in 1930's America. Maya is reunited with her estranged mother, where she suffers a traumatising sexual abuse. Dr. Angelou's extraordinary autobiography illuminates her incredible life, her resilience, creativity and power.

Narrator (Older Maya) ...... Adjoa Andoh
Maya ...... Indie Gjesdal
Bailey ...... Roshawn Hewitt
Momma ...... Cecilia Noble
Mother ...... Ellen Thomas
Freeman ...... Richard Pepple
Lawyer ...... John Lightbody

Dramatised by Patricia Cumper
Produced and Directed by Pauline Harris.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2018.


TUE 14:30 Anything You Can Do (b0b8b7qb)
On 3rd July 1938, Sir Nigel Gresley’s blue streamlined ‘Mallard’ broke the world speed record for steam engines, reaching 126 mph - a record which still stands today.

Piers Bishop tells of the record attempt and traces the rivalry between two great railway engineers in the golden age of steam.

Producer: Ivan Howlett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1988.


TUE 15:00 Jules Verne (b08jk8x6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 The Museum of Curiosity (b091wf81)
Series 11

Episode 5

Professor of Ignorance John Lloyd and his curator, the brilliant Romesh Ranganathan welcome:

*A costume designer who has dressed Johnny Depp, Madonna and Tom Cruise, Penny Rose.
*Truth seeker, commentator, author, biographer, columnist and Private Eye's Editor, Francis Wheen.
* Professor of Volcanology at Cambridge University and author who travels from the Antarctic to darkest North Korea in search of the Hot Stuff, Clive Oppenheimer.

The Museum's Guest Committee offer as exhibits a decorous device for lifting a Victorian lady's skirt, a letter that Karl Marx never wrote and a tin can full of liquid rock.

Researched by Anne Miller of QI and Mike Turner.

Producers were Richard Turner and James Harkin.

It was a BBC Studios production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in August 2017.


TUE 16:30 The Mitch Benn Music Show (b00b5tc3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


TUE 17:00 The Architects (b03y3kgn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 17:30 Please Use Other Door (m0014g0j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 18:00 Fantastic Tales (b007k2m4)
Hell Screen by Ryunosuke Akutagawa 2/2

Arrogant painter, Yoshi-hidday, puts his daughter's life in terrible danger.

Ryunosuke Akutagawa's chilling horror story concluded by Togo Igawa.

Fantastic Tales is a collection of weird and wonderful stories from around the world.

Translator: Jay Rubin

Director: Gemma Jenkins

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in March 2007.


TUE 18:30 Soul Music (b04tjdls)
Series 19

La Boheme

"La Boheme is a work of genius, for me it's the perfect opera. There's not a bar or a word or anything you'd want to alter. It just gets to you" - Opera Director John Copley CBE.

Soul Music ventures back into the Parisian winter of Puccini's beloved 'La Boheme' where legendary Opera Director John Copley CBE reflects on his 40 years of bringing this tale of friendship, love and loss to the stage of the Royal Opera House. Alongside his memories of sharing pasta with a young Pavarotti we hear the stories from those whose lives have been touched by - and often reflect - the essence of this most popular of operas.

From the romantic gesture of a probationary constable serenading his soon to be bus conductress wife in 1950's Torquay to the moment that a devoted husband passed away - La Boheme has touched the lives of opera lovers around the world.

Featuring interviews with author Mavis Cheek and opera devotees Ray Tabb and Nancy Rossi.

Producer: Nicola Humphries

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2014.


TUE 19:00 The Goon Show (b007k4c2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 King Street Junior (b007jmdx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 Paul Temple (b007rwnw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 The Same River Twice (m000d7vz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 Archive on 4 (b0bbmthw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 22:00 Please Use Other Door (m0014g0j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 Mark Steel's in Town (b0184rgq)
Series 3

Holyhead

Mark Steel continues his tour of six UK towns as he performs for the residents of Holyhead in Anglesey.

His bespoke stand-up show covers sinking ships, fishy foot nibbling, the town's newest locals, Kate and Wills, and a mayor whose eccentricity puts Boris to shame...

As well as shedding light on less visited areas, 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.

Written by Mark Steel with additional material by Pete Sinclair.

Producer: Sam Bryant

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2011.


TUE 23:00 For One Horrible Moment by Peter Bradshaw (b008756f)
Episode 3

Our hero receives a sexual initiation at the wheel of a Ford Anglia.

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 (b01pcqkr)
Series 2

Episode 4

It's the eve of Waterloo and our two heroes face the prospect of seeing each other face to face, if only it was not across a battlefield. And is Marengo's life at risk from another more immediate enemy?

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

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 (b00hdb84)
Series 2

Arthur Smith

Marcus Brigstocke tries to tempt Arthur to ventures new, but what's new for a man who sang nude in Balham? From February 2009.



WEDNESDAY 23 FEBRUARY 2022

WED 00:00 Fantastic Tales (b007k2m4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 Soul Music (b04tjdls)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 Paul Temple (b007rwnw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 The Same River Twice (m000d7vz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 The Two of Us: My Life with John Thaw by Sheila Hancock (b0076npq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday]


WED 02:15 Maya Angelou's Autobiographies (b0b710j9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Tuesday]


WED 02:30 Anything You Can Do (b0b8b7qb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 Jules Verne (b08jk8x6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 The Museum of Curiosity (b091wf81)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:30 The Mitch Benn Music Show (b00b5tc3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 The Architects (b03y3kgn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 Please Use Other Door (m0014g0j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 Paul Temple (b007rwp2)
Paul Temple and the Margo Mystery

8. The Visitor

With time running out, can the suave sleuth finally confront who murdered Julia Kelburn?

Another intriguing case from Francis Durbridge for BBC Radio's smoothest investigator and his glamorous wife.

CAST:

Paul Temple …. Peter Coke
Trent …. Marjorie Westbury
Sir Graham Forbes …. James Thomason
Supt Raine …. Simon Lack
George Kelburn …. Julian Somers
Mike Langdon …. Tommy Duggan
Linda Kelburn …. June Tobin
Mrs Fletcher …. Joan Matheson
Dr Benkaray …. Mary Wimbush
Charlie …. James Beattie
Larry Cross …. Hugh Manning
Nurse …. Eva Stuart
Airport Announcer …. Jon Rollason
Wally Stone …. Malcolm Hayes

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, invariably needed Paul's help with his latest tricky case.

Producer: Martyn C. Webster

First heard on the BBC Light Programme in 1961.


WED 06:30 The Same River Twice (m000d84v)
3. Deadly Threat

After finding a body in the flat of his missing estranged wife, Johnny Maxen faces his own deadly threat...

Edward Boyd's thriller serial starring Gordon Jackson.

Johnny Maxen ...... Gordon Jackson
Alastair Dodds ...... Joe Dunlop
Joey ...... Walter Jackson
Patsy ...... James Kennedy
Detective Inspector Wardlaw ...... Roddy McMillan
Tom Armstrong ...... Douglas Murchie
Helen Duncan ...... Lennox Milne
Office Girl ...... Lyn Ashton

Producer: Eddie Fraser

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in October 1966.


WED 07:00 Zoe Lyons: Passport Paddy (m0000mr2)
The Present

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?

After recalling cherished memories of her Irish childhood in the previous episode, Zoe now delves a little further into the Ireland of today. Travelling from Cork city, through Dunmore East, Greystones and north to Dublin, she meets with Irish citizens who are both native and adopted, but who all share a passionate love for the Emerald Isle they call home.

Where does Ireland see itself in the world today, where is it headed, and has Zoe's trip inspired her to embrace her Irish roots and be a part of its future?

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


WED 07:30 Conversations from a Long Marriage (m000f06s)
Series 1

Lean on Me

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.

Joanna’s nursing skills are found wanting after Roger’s knee op.

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 (b007jnbl)
Series 5

The Scandal Magazine

The Lad takes action over scandal rag Blabbermouth's scurrilous claims of him cavorting with Mabel Biggs the cigarette girl.

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 (b008x0wg)
From 19/02/1984

From Russian spies to a tour of BBC sound effects department.

Michael Bentine in 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 (b00753mr)
Series 1

Episode 2

Mrs Malaprop shares a Jacuzzi with Eliza Doolittle, and the She Devil flirts with Frankenstein at a rave.

More bizarre couplings from Miles Kington, Dillie Keane, Roger McGough and Mark Thomas.

Ian McMillan chairs the irreverent literary game.

Producer: Marc Jobst

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1995.


WED 09:30 All the Young Dudes (b01bmq92)
Series 2

Monday Monday

Patrick rashly agrees to babysit, and Billy actually gets some work.

Comedy drama written by and starring Jim Sweeney.

CAST:

Patrick …. Jim Sweeney
Helen …. Catheryn Harrison
Billy …. Steve Steen
Moira …. Sadie Shimmin
Joe …. Stephen Frost
Maria …. Flaminia Cinque
Charlie …. Izzy de Rosario
Mr Ward …. Chris Emmett

Producer: Steve Doherty

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2002.


WED 10:00 Rhiannon Tise - Outside In (b01pw393)
Nicola is bubbly and attractive on the outside but behind the door to her flat lies a secret. Inside is full of boxes and boxes of shopping, packed with clothes she has never worn. She is running out of room but she just can't stop and her money is running out.

On the surface Nicola is an enthusiastic outgoing woman who doesn't appear to let life get her down - this is certainly how her friend and neighbour Robin sees her. On the inside however, in her flat, a place where Robin has never been invited, Nicola is a troubled soul. She is lonely and feels worthless and frightened by the world around her. The only thing that picks her up, that gives her the euphoric high she needs to keep going, is shopping.

Nicola's shopping addiction has taken over her flat. Wardrobes, drawers, bags, boxes and suitcases full to bursting. Boxes are stacked up like hedges around the living room, her bedroom and the kitchen, creating a maze of walkways and corridors to get lost in. Nicola never lets anyone in, so no one has any idea of the secret she is carrying around with her. She can't keep her secret forever but what happens when the outside finally finds its way in?

Rhiannon is an award winning writer and has written several plays for radio including Little Women for Radio 4 and Iona for Radio 3. She also writes for theatre and television.

Nicola..... Rosie Cavaliero
Robin....... Stephen Critchlow
Mike .......Ben Crowe
Oona .......Lizzy Watts
TV Pres 1/Janine...... Stephanie Racine
TV Pres 2/Debt Collector .........Will Howard

Written by Rhiannon Tise
Music by Marc Johnson
Directed by Tracey Neale

First broadcast on Radio 4 in 2013.


WED 10:45 I Used to Live Here by Gillian Tindall (b098p5fc)
Her old home is now a museum, a ghostly reflection of its former self, but she remembers way, way back - to how it used to be when she lived there.

Linda Polan reads Gillian Tindall's short story.

Producer: Lucy Hackney

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1995.


WED 11:00 The Real Comedy Controllers: The Things That Made Us Laugh (m0014q72)
Origins

3. Hancock's Half Hour

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.

The concluding part of their look at the ‘50s and a Golden Age of BBC radio comedy.

Featuring:

Hancock’s Half Hour: Sunday Afternoon at Home
Bored and miserable, the lad tries to decide what to do. From April 1958

Plus extracts from Bob Newhart and That Mitchell and Webb Sound

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 (b007jnbl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 The Michael Bentine Show (b008x0wg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 Paul Temple (b007rwp2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 The Same River Twice (m000d84v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 The Two of Us: My Life with John Thaw by Sheila Hancock (b0076nq7)
3. Meeting

In their past. Sheila and John come together as actors, with the promise of something more.

In her diaries of their lives together they are devastated when John is diagnosed with cancer of the oesophagus

Actress Sheila Hancock reads from her book about her deep and passionate partnership with her late husband, actor John Thaw.

Producer: Ned Chaillet

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2014


WED 14:15 Maya Angelou's Autobiographies (b0b711xg)
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Episode 3

Maya, in a state of trauma, has stopped speaking and is back living with her Grandmother in Arkansas. She meets her first life line in the guise of the wonderfully refined Mrs. Flowers.

Narrator ...... Adjoa Andoh (Adult)
Maya ...... Indie Gjesdal
Bailey ...... Roshawn Hewitt
Momma ...... Cecilia Noble
Mother ...... Ellen Thomas
Mrs Flowers ...... Nikki Amuka-Bird

Dramatised by Patricia Cumper
Produced and directed by Pauline Harris.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2018.


WED 14:30 The Art of Litter (b00hr4lh)
For over fifty years, Keep Britain Tidy has been encouraging us to think about our rubbish. Through campaign after campaign they have attempted to shock, amuse and cajole us into thinking about how we dispose of our litter and the consequences of not putting it in the bin.

And yet the detritus continues to pile up and despite the ugliness and potential harm it brings to our environment, it has increasingly become a resource for artists. Going back over 100 years, the likes of Picasso, Dali, Georges Braque and Joan Miro have all used discarded objects in their art and in the last few decades there has been an explosion of artists using 'found objects' in their work to communicate many different messages about waste, consumerism and the dispensability of modern life.

Some artists are campaigners and artists in equal measure. Fran Crowe, for example, creates both installations and engages in performance art with the rubbish she finds on the beaches near her Suffolk home. Others, like Sir Peter Blake, celebrate litter and constantly challenge themselves to create something of aesthetic value from a pile of junk. Whilst sculptor, Gavin Turk [and his stuffed black bin bags and used plastic cups cast in bronze] look for the beauty in objects that have been thrown away

To explore these themes, John Wilson will be talking to the father of Brit-pop art, Sir Peter Blake, to Gavin Turk, one of today's provocative YBAs [Young British Artists], and chatting to Fran Crowe as she walks along the beach collecting the litter she needs for her work.

Why are these artists [and others] attracted by other people's trash?

Presenter: John Wilson

Producer: Helen Lee

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2009.


WED 15:00 Rhiannon Tise - Outside In (b01pw393)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 15:45 I Used to Live Here by Gillian Tindall (b098p5fc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today]


WED 16:00 Booked (b00753mr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


WED 16:30 All the Young Dudes (b01bmq92)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


WED 17:00 Zoe Lyons: Passport Paddy (m0000mr2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 17:30 Conversations from a Long Marriage (m000f06s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 18:00 Fantastic Tales (b007k2ty)
Alarm Clock On The Night Table by Zoran Zivkovic

An unusual chain of events forces an elderly woman to confront a tragedy from her past.

Zoran Zivkovic gripping story is read by Anna Massey.

Fantastic Tales is a collection of weird and wonderful stories from around the world.

Translated from the Serbian by Alice Copple-Tosic.

Director: Gemma Jenkins

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in March 2007.


WED 18:30 The Radio Detectives (b007jpd7)
Series 3

Down the Mean Streets with Philip Marlowe

An exploration of Raymond Chandler's hard-boiled, wisecracking American private-eye - who first appeared in ‘The Big Sleep’ published in 1939.

Series about classic detectives presented by Professor Jeffrey Richards.

With Phillip French, Van Heflin, Ed Bishop, John Tydeman and Bill Morrison.

Producer: Liz Anstee

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2000.


WED 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jnbl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 The Michael Bentine Show (b008x0wg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 Paul Temple (b007rwp2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 The Same River Twice (m000d84v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 The Real Comedy Controllers: The Things That Made Us Laugh (m0014q72)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 22:00 Conversations from a Long Marriage (m000f06s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 Bunk Bed (m0003d9v)
Series 6

Episode 1

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

Late at night, in the dark and in a bunk bed, your tired mind can wander.

This is the nearest faraway place for Patrick Marber and Peter Curran. Here they endeavour to get the heart of things in an entertainingly vague and indirect way. This is not the place for typical male banter.

From under the bed clothes, they play each other music and old bits of BBC Archive. Life, death, work and family are their slightly warped conversational currency.

Produced by Peter Curran
A Foghorn production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in March 2019.


WED 22:45 Josie Long: All of the Planet's Wonders (b00hkrbb)
Astronomy for Dummies

Comedian Josie Long tries to better herself through learning and discovering things in reference books.

She presents her essay on a given subject, with fellow comedian Maeve Higgins helping out with questions, illustrations and interruptions.

For starters, Josie uses the book "Astronomy for Dummies" to unravel the greater mysteries of the cosmos.

Producer: Colin Anderson

First broadcast BBC Radio 4 in February 2009.


WED 23:00 Bleak Expectations (b01pfy5w)
Series 5

A Loved-Up Life Potentially Totally Annihilated

The inappropriately-named arbiter of all evil Mister Gently Benevolent unveils an advent calendar of evil that will culminate on Christmas day with the total destruction of the universe.

Only one man can prevent the end of everything for all time. But at a terrible terrible cost. Is this the end for our hero Pip? Or is it curtains for the whole of creation? And does that mean Harry needn't get Pippa a Christmas present?

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
Lily ...... Sarah Hadland
Pippa ...... Susy Kane
The Ghost of Christmice ...... Mark Evans

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2012.


WED 23:30 Ectoplasm (b007w5l4)
The Case of the Missing Lost Soul

A mysterious countess begs Lord Zimbabwe to win back her soul from the lord of the underworld.

Without a soul, she is destined to be a Barry Manilow fan for eternity.

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

Lord Zimbabwe ...... Nick Romero
Dr Lilac ...... Dan Freedman
Contessa Del Monte ...... Sophie Aldred
Priest ...... Colin Guthrie
Theremin ...... Peter Donaldson

Other parts played by the cast.

Producer: Helen Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2000.



THURSDAY 24 FEBRUARY 2022

THU 00:00 Fantastic Tales (b007k2ty)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 The Radio Detectives (b007jpd7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 Paul Temple (b007rwp2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 The Same River Twice (m000d84v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 The Two of Us: My Life with John Thaw by Sheila Hancock (b0076nq7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:15 Maya Angelou's Autobiographies (b0b711xg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 The Art of Litter (b00hr4lh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 Rhiannon Tise - Outside In (b01pw393)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 03:45 I Used to Live Here by Gillian Tindall (b098p5fc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 Booked (b00753mr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:30 All the Young Dudes (b01bmq92)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 Zoe Lyons: Passport Paddy (m0000mr2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 Conversations from a Long Marriage (m000f06s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 Dashiell Hammett - Secret Agent X-9 (b007jpzc)
1. Murder Mansion

It's 1934 and a New York warehouse is ablaze on the Lower East Side. A gang of gun-runners are holed-up until their supply of ammo explodes.

Tough-nut hero, Secret Agent X-9 receives a phone call from wealthy industrialist, Tarleton Powers asking for his help.

Stars Stuart Milligan as X-9 and Connie Booth as Grace Powers.

The heroic agent's 4-part adventure dramatised by Mark Brisenden, from the comic strip created by Dashiell Hammett and Alex Raymond. Syndicated by King Features, it ran from 1934 to 1996.

X-9 ...... Stuart Milligan
Grace Powers ...... Connie Booth
The Top ...... William Hootkins
Evelyn Powers ...... Rachel Power
Deacon ...... Peter Marinker
Matthew ...... Michael John Paliotti
Captain Brady ...... John Guerrasio
Jude ...... Bruce McGregor
Cop 1 ...... Clive Rowe

All other parts played by the cast.

Originally agent X-9 had no name, but opted to call himself "Dexter" in the opening tale.

Author Dashiell Hammett is best remembered for his detective novels, The Maltese Falcon and The Thin Man, while cartoonist Alex Raymond famously created sci-fi comic hero Flash Gordon.

Producer: Chris Wallis.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 5 in January 1994.


THU 06:30 The Same River Twice (m000d94x)
4. Mortuary

The longer Johnny Maxen's search for his estranged wife goes on, the more mysterious her disappearance becomes.

As he reports back to his mother-in-law, there’s a message from Inspector Wardlaw...

Edward Boyd's thriller serial starring Gordon Jackson.

Johnny Maxen ...... Gordon Jackson
Helen Duncan ...... Lennox Milne
Detective Inspector Wardlaw ...... Roddy McMillan
Pete Hodgson ...... Roy Hanlon
Linda ...... Karen Ramsay
John Havergal ...... Eric Wightman
Hannah ...... Irene Sunters

Producer: Eddie Fraser

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in October 1966.


THU 07:00 The Wilsons Save the World (b09gkk3y)
Series 1

Food

A sitcom written by Marcus Brigstocke and Sarah Morgan, 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 a mealtime fraught with anxiety and multiple dietary preferences shows that maybe they all worry a little bit TOO much about food, and have forgotten how to enjoy it. Max and Mike decide to use their time away in Cornwall to leave Jennifer and Phillip in charge of mealtimes and see if the common-sense approach pays off.

Producer...Julia McKenzie
Production Coordinator...Tamara Shilham
A BBC Studios Production.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2017.


THU 07:30 Cryering with Laughter: A Tribute to Barry Cryer (m0014j7t)
After the death in January of the legendary comedian and writer Barry Cryer, Jack Dee introduces a tribute to the much-loved and respected man.

Featuring memorable clips from Barry's long career and recollections from his friends and fellow comics including Sandi Toksvig, Stephen Fry, Graeme Garden and many more.

Producer: Richard Morris
Production co-ordinator: Katie Baum
Script: Jon Hunter

with thanks to Jon Naismith for Clue archive and additional production support

A BBC Studios Production


THU 08:00 The Jason Explanation of... (b007jq20)
Communications

David Jason gets chatty with animals and plants - and can a medium reach Doris's dead husband to find out where his money is?

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.

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

Music by John Owen Edwards

Producer: Geoffrey Perkins

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 4 in September 1977.


THU 08:30 Capital Gains (b007r5d3)
Series 1

Venture Capital

Absconding with £4,601,740.72 of someone else's money proves more challenging than it sounds for Julius Hutch.

Peter Jones stars as Julius Hutch.

Written by Collin Johnson.

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

Producer: Andy Jordan

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1995.


THU 09:00 Foul Play (b00k7xd6)
Series 3

Death in Intensive Care

Crime writers Frances Fyfield and Peter N Walker try to solve a medical mystery.

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 (b00s7t2v)
Series 3

Neighbours

Robert Wilson discovers that not everybody needs good neighbours.

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

Robert ..... John Gordon Sinclair
Desmond Shaw ..... Gary Waldhorn
Sue ..... Gina McKee
Doctor …. Toby Longworth
Mrs Blake …. Hilda Braid
Neville …. Jon Glover

Producer: Diane Messias

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in February 1993.


THU 10:00 Evelyn Waugh - A Handful of Dust (m000h6c7)
1. The Affair

When Brenda Last embarks on an affair that is the talk of London society it has tragic consequences for all those involved...

Evelyn Waugh's 1934 novel starring Tara Fitzgerald and Jonathan Cullen.

Dramatised in 2 parts by Bill Matthews

Brenda Last ...... Tara Fitzgerald
Tony Last ...... Jonathan Cullen
Beaver .... Ronan Vibert
Mrs Beaver .... Sally Grace
Jock .... James Simmons
Marjorie .... Victoria Carling
John Andrew .... Nathan Grower
Milly .... Dariel Pertwee
Ambrose..... Kim Wall
Babs .... Jane Whittenshaw
Polly .... Colleen Prendergast
Veronica .... Patience Tomlinson
Jenny .... Alice Arnold
Ben .... Keith Drinkel
Nanny .... Ann Beach

Director Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1996.


THU 11:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m0014pnr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


THU 11:45 The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry (m000b0bb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]


THU 12:00 The Jason Explanation of... (b007jq20)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 Capital Gains (b007r5d3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 Dashiell Hammett - Secret Agent X-9 (b007jpzc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 The Same River Twice (m000d94x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 The Two of Us: My Life with John Thaw by Sheila Hancock (b0076nqr)
4. Rocky Years

Sheila's diaries record that John Thaw 's cancer is terminal.

In the past, her story of their lives together records some rocky years, with alcohol threatening their union.

Actress Sheila Hancock reads from her book about her deep and passionate partnership with her late husband, actor John Thaw.

Producer: Ned Chaillet

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2004


THU 14:15 Maya Angelou's Autobiographies (b0b7121n)
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Episode 4

Maya, now aged 15, spends time with her father, Daddy Bailey. They go on a surprising and chaotic trip to Mexico.

Narrrator ...... Adjoa Andoh
Dolores ...... Nikki Amuka-Bird
Daddy Bailey ...... Richard Pepple
Maya ...... Pippa Bennett Warner

Spanish voices ......Maider Jáuregui, Rocío Mesonero
Celia Romo, Julio Villa-García, Hugo Sánchez and Francisco Oda-Ángel

Dramatised by Patricia Cumper
Produced and directed by Pauline Harris.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2018.


THU 14:30 Donald Duck Gets Drafted (b0680gts)
Marking the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, illustrator and animator Gerald Scarfe tells the story of Disney’s fascinating on and off-screen contribution to the war effort.

The programme explores how the iconic Studio in California became a war plant in the 1940s, churning out groundbreaking military training films and propaganda shorts, educational posters and leaflets, along with insignias for troops to help boost morale on the frontline.

Gerald, who worked as production designer on Disney’s 1997’s big screen animation Hercules, examines what motivated Walt to offer his artists’ inkwells as weapons of war. He uncovers why Donald Duck rather than Mickey Mouse became the Studio’s wartime mascot and reveals which film reportedly put Walt on Hitler’s own personal hit list. He also examines Walt Disney’s personal role as a Goodwill Ambassador in South America, intended to help stem potential Nazi influence.

Producer: Kellie Redmond

A Somethin’ Else production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in September 2015.


THU 15:00 Evelyn Waugh - A Handful of Dust (m000h6c7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 Foul Play (b00k7xd6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


THU 16:30 An Actor's Life for Me (b00s7t2v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


THU 17:00 The Wilsons Save the World (b09gkk3y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 17:30 Cryering with Laughter: A Tribute to Barry Cryer (m0014j7t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 18:00 Fantastic Tales (b007k30x)
The White People by Arthur Machen

The nature of good and evil and the origins of sin are explored as two learned gentlemen hold a heated theological debate...

Arthur Machen's intriguing tale first published in 1904.

Read by Ioan Meredith and Louise Collins.

Fantastic Tales is a collection of weird and wonderful stories from around the world.

Director: Gemma Jenkins

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in March 2007.


THU 18:30 Great Lives (b09xjx30)
Series 45

Jim Moir on Captain Beefheart

The comedian, actor and artist Jim Moir aka Vic Reeves is Matthew Parris' guest and chooses the life of Don van Vliet - the Dadesque musician and painter Captain Beefheart who has influenced many musicians since the 1960s.

They are joined by Beefheart's biographer Mike Barnes to discuss the bizarre and complex persona developed by the Californian eccentric who died from MS in 2010.

Producer: Maggie Ayre

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2018.


THU 19:00 The Jason Explanation of... (b007jq20)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 Capital Gains (b007r5d3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 Dashiell Hammett - Secret Agent X-9 (b007jpzc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 The Same River Twice (m000d94x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m0014pnr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


THU 21:45 The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry (m000b0bb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]


THU 22:00 Cryering with Laughter: A Tribute to Barry Cryer (m0014j7t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 Phil Wang: Wangsplaining (m00057qs)
The UK is more divided than ever, and no one seems able to agree on anything. What does it mean to be British? To be a man? To be white or “of colour”, gay or straight, young or old, or none of the above? It seems we can’t see the woods for the trees.

What’s needed is a little outside perspective. Enter: Phil Wang – a caustic British-Malaysian comedian who grew up on the island of Borneo. A centrist with a heart; an artist with an engineering degree.

In this pilot episode, Phil turns his attention to the British Empire - was British colonialism really one big crime? Modern liberalism would say so, but Phil’s Dad sure misses those prompt British buses – “I wish they’d come take us over again. Maybe I’d get to work on time!”

Written by and starring Phil Wang

Original music by Fauxe

Produced and edited by Matt Stronge

Wangsplaining is a BBC Studios production, first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2019.


THU 23:00 Where to, Mate? (m000jf8k)
“…oestrogen in the water…"

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

This week we join our drivers on the night shift.

Ben is dealing with a conspiracy theorist. Bernie discusses her life before being a taxi driver, with Milton, and Rizwan is having the time of his life taking a couple of lively ladies home from a night on the town.

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
Rizwan ….. Irfan Nazir
Milton ...... Christopher J Hall
Conspiracy theorist …... Jeff Downs
Thelma …... Dylan Morris
Louise ..…. Elinor Coleman
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.

Production Co-ordinator, Mabel Wright
Directed by Jason Wingard
Produced by Carl Cooper

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


THU 23:15 Joseph Morpurgo's Walking Tour (b09h3y8j)
The Louvre

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

Welcome to the Louvre! Home to some of the world's greatest art treasures, including the Mona Lisa. This guide will take you step-by-step through the gallery, offering essential info and commentary as you go.

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

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


THU 23:30 The Boosh (b007jmhj)
Tundra

Bad-tempered zoo boss Bob Fossil has a couple of assignments for his star zookeepers.

He's sending Vince to Spain to find a friend for the zoo's lonely prawn, and he's sending Howard to the Arctic, just for the sake of it

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

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 25 FEBRUARY 2022

FRI 00:00 Fantastic Tales (b007k30x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 Great Lives (b09xjx30)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 Dashiell Hammett - Secret Agent X-9 (b007jpzc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 The Same River Twice (m000d94x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 The Two of Us: My Life with John Thaw by Sheila Hancock (b0076nqr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:15 Maya Angelou's Autobiographies (b0b7121n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 Donald Duck Gets Drafted (b0680gts)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 Evelyn Waugh - A Handful of Dust (m000h6c7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 Foul Play (b00k7xd6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:30 An Actor's Life for Me (b00s7t2v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 The Wilsons Save the World (b09gkk3y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 Cryering with Laughter: A Tribute to Barry Cryer (m0014j7t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 Dashiell Hammett - Secret Agent X-9 (b007jpzt)
2. Carnage at Sea

The 1930s heroic agent takes on the law to pursue his arch enemy in the heart of New York.

Stars Stuart Milligan as X-9 and Connie Booth as Grace Powers.

Adapted for radio by Mark Brisenden, from the comic strip created by Dashiell Hammett and Alex Raymond. Syndicated by King Features, it ran from 1934 to 1996.

X-9 ...... Stuart Milligan
Grace Powers ...... Connie Booth
The Top ...... William Hootkins
Evelyn Powers ...... Rachel Power
Deacon ...... Peter Marinker
Steward ...... Michael John Paliotti
Bartholomew ...... John Guerrasio
Jude ...... Bruce McGregor

All other parts played by the cast.

Producer: Chris Wallis.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 5 in January 1994.


FRI 06:30 The Same River Twice (m000dghk)
5. Discovery

With his estranged wife missing for three months, Johnny Maxen's search seems to be getting nowhere, until Detective-Inspector Wardlaw makes a shocking discovery...

Edward Boyd's thriller serial starring Gordon Jackson.

Johnny Maxen ...... Gordon Jackson
Detective Inspector Wardlaw ...... Roddy McMillan
Bob Smith ...... Moultrie R Kelsall
Helen Duncan ...... Lennox Milne
Dorothy Havergal ...... Anne Kristen

Producer: Eddie Fraser

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in October 1966.


FRI 07:00 Welcome to Our Village, Please Invade Carefully (b04md4nr)
Series 2

Questioning Loyalties

Field Commander Uljabaan's loyalty cards, rewarding villagers for their collaboration, are not only ruining Katrina's plans but also Richard's chances in the weekly pub quiz. They turn to Ron, the landlord of the Rose & Crown for help in scuppering the scheme.

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 hyper-intelligent supercomputer), is trying to actually run the invasion.

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

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 (m0014p48)
The Cardboard Walls Problem

Marian and Tara tackle listeners’ issues with noisy neighbours, an estranged sister and advise on the merits of wedding extravagance with trademark kindness and 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 - 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 (b007jqbr)
Series 3

My British Buddy

Walmington-on-Sea's warm welcome for some American troops backfires.

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 Godfrey …. Arnold Ridley
Private Pike …. Ian Lavender
Hodges Warden …. Bill Pertwee
Private Walker …. Larry Martyn
Colonel Schultz …. Jack Watson
Mrs Fox …. Mollie Sugden
Shirley …. Wendy Richard

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1976.


FRI 08:30 Second Thoughts (b00lh0tj)
Series 4

Sobering Thoughts

Dennis vigorously renews his pursuit of Liza, while the demon drink throws up a problem for Bill and Faith.

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 and Brian Bowles as Dennis.

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 July 1992.


FRI 09:00 Whispers (b007k358)
Series 3

Episode 4

Gyles Brandreth chairs the scandals quiz with Lucy Moore, Anthony Holden, Penny Junor and Julian Fellowes. From October 2005.


FRI 09:30 Girlies (b08hypz0)
Series 1

Episode 1

When five 30-something Asian women get together for "girlie" evenings, friendships are tested, marriages analysed, and secrets exposed.

Four-part comedy serial written by Sudha Bhuchar and Shaheen Khan.

CAST:

Tula …. Zita Sattar
Vinny …. Bharti Patel
Jabeen …. Shaheen Khan
Sonal …. Sudha Bhuchar
Samina …. Sakuntala Ramanee
Masi …. Charubala Chokshi
Karan …. Susan Sheridan
Ramesh …. Ameet Chaana
Dan …. Roger Liddle
The Agent …. Alice Arnold
Alia …. Sophie Levy
Sara …. Nyla Levy

Directed at BBC Pebble Mill by Kristine Landon-Smith.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1997.


FRI 10:00 Evelyn Waugh - A Handful of Dust (m000h6q1)
2. Consequences

Tony's life is shattered by Brenda's revelation of adultery.

Conclusion of Evelyn Waugh's 1934 novel starring Tara Fitzgerald and Jonathan Cullen.

Dramatised by Bill Matthews

Brenda Last ...... Tara Fitzgerald
Tony Last ...... Jonathan Cullen
Beaver ..... Ronan Vibert
Jock .... James Simmons
Milly ..... Dariel Pertwee
Mrs Beaver .... Sally Grace
Dr Messinger .... Robert Glenister
Rosa .... Vivienne Rochester
Mr Todd .... Jack Klaff
Teddy Last .... Daniel Philpott
Reggie .... David Timson
Ambrose ... Kim Wall
Babs .... Jane Whittenshaw
Polly .... Colleen Prendergast
Tony's Solicitor .... Denys Hawthorne
Senior Detective .... Geoffrey Whttehead
Winnie .... Jade Williams
Jenny .... Alice Arnold

Director Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1996.


FRI 11:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m0014p51)
LGBTQ+ History

Chris Pearson and The Log Books producer Shivani Dave suggest listening for LGBTQ+ History Month.


FRI 12:00 Dad's Army (b007jqbr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 Second Thoughts (b00lh0tj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 Dashiell Hammett - Secret Agent X-9 (b007jpzt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 The Same River Twice (m000dghk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 The Two of Us: My Life with John Thaw by Sheila Hancock (b0076nr6)
5. Clarity

In the past, John has given up alcohol for good.

In the present, Sheila confronts her grief at his death and learns something new about his life

Actress Sheila Hancock concludes her book about her deep and passionate partnership with her late husband, actor John Thaw.

Producer: Ned Chaillet

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2004


FRI 14:15 Maya Angelou's Autobiographies (b0b712dt)
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Episode 5

Aged just 15, Maya is the first Afro-American to work as conductor on the trams in San Francisco. When she turns 16, her life changes forever.

Narrator ( Older Maya) ...... Adjoa Andoh
Maya ...... Pippa Bennett-Warner
Mother ...... Ellen Thomas
Receptionist ...... Lauren Cornelius

Dramatised by Patricia Cumper
Produced and directed by Pauline Harris.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2018.


FRI 14:30 The Whistling Woman (b053721k)
Soprano and broadcaster Catherine Bott explores the art of whistling. It was once thought to be bad luck or unsuitable for a woman but Catherine herself is an inveterate whistler, often finding herself doing so unconsciously when she is doing her shopping.

Catherine considers the myths surrounding whistling women. She meets Sheila Harrod, a former champion whistler and celebrates the remarkable career of Ronnie Ronalde who was a huge whistling star in the 1940s and 50s.

Catherine speaks to Tamas Hacki, a former professional whistler and doctor who has studied the physiology of whistling compared with singing. And she learns about whistling as a means of communication in places like the Spanish island of La Gomera.

With contributions from John Lucas who has co-authored a history of whistling, Julien Meyer who has researched whistled speech and has written a book about it, and Simon and Eleanor Grant.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2015.


FRI 15:00 Evelyn Waugh - A Handful of Dust (m000h6q1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 Whispers (b007k358)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


FRI 16:30 Girlies (b08hypz0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


FRI 17:00 Welcome to Our Village, Please Invade Carefully (b04md4nr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 17:30 Now You're Asking with Marian Keyes and Tara Flynn (m0014p48)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 18:00 Fantastic Tales (b0084sqq)
Delhi by Vandana Singh

A man living in present-day Delhi is haunted by visions of the city as it was in the past - and how it will be in the future...

Vandana Singh’s story is read by Shiv Grewal.

Fantastic Tales is a collection of weird and wonderful stories from around the world.

Director: Gemma Jenkins

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in March 2007.


FRI 18:30 And the Academy Award Goes To... (b008wtbx)
Series 1

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Paul Gambaccini traces the history of the Oscars and tells the story behind award-winning films. This week he examines the first post-war film to win all five of the major Academy Awards.

When the Oscars began in 1929 in the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, thirty guests gathered in the Blossom Room to present the first awards given by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. Today, the ceremony lasts a good three hours, and is attended by everyone who is anyone in film, and is watched on television the world over.

Milos Foreman (Best Director) reveals how the film (Best Picture) reflected his views on the Iron Curtain and how the script (Best Writing, Screenplay Adapted From Other Material) came to influence mental health care in America, while Louise Fletcher (Best Actress in a Leading Role) recalls the experience of working alongside the mixed cast of amateurs and professionals like Jack Nicholson (Best Actor in a Leading Role).

Producers: Paul Kobrak and Sara Jane Hall

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2008.


FRI 19:00 Dad's Army (b007jqbr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 Second Thoughts (b00lh0tj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 Dashiell Hammett - Secret Agent X-9 (b007jpzt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 The Same River Twice (m000dghk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m0014p51)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 22:00 Now You're Asking with Marian Keyes and Tara Flynn (m0014p48)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 Domestic Science (b09v6yh3)
Series 2

Bath Time

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's bath time.

Produced by Lyndsay Fenner.

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


FRI 22:45 The Consultants (b007k3f3)
Series 1

Episode 4

The team wonder why so many men went to 'mow a meadow'. With Neil Edmond, Justin Edwards and James Rawlings. From March 2003.


FRI 23:00 Radio Shuttleworth (b007qs2x)
Series 1

Leo Sayer

Sheffield's aspiring singer-songwriter takes to the airwaves from his very own his front room!

Aided by his producer (and sole agent) Ken Worthington, and his hard-to-please wife Mary, the inimitable John Shuttleworth presents celebrity interviews, dodgy keyboard music, and even dodgier jingles.

Special guests: Leo Sayer , John Hegley and Jenny Eclair.

Written and performed by Graham Fellows.

Producers: Paul Schlesinger and Martin Willis.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1998.


FRI 23:30 My Teenage Diary (b0b7fj3b)
Series 8

Anneka Rice

Anneka Rice delves into her teenage past, when she spent more time on cooking, cleaning and childcare than she did on her school work.

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 (b03dsk55)

A Good Read 00:30 TUE (b03dsk55)

AJ Cronin - The Citadel (Omnibus) 07:20 SUN (b0b9tfth)

Alan Ayckbourn - Just Between Ourselves 06:00 SAT (b00dc4f0)

Alan Ayckbourn - Just Between Ourselves 16:00 SAT (b00dc4f0)

Alan Ayckbourn - Just Between Ourselves 04:00 SUN (b00dc4f0)

All Gas and Gaiters 09:00 SUN (m0014pnp)

All the Young Dudes 08:30 SAT (b01b3cgf)

All the Young Dudes 09:30 WED (b01bmq92)

All the Young Dudes 16:30 WED (b01bmq92)

All the Young Dudes 04:30 THU (b01bmq92)

An Actor's Life for Me 09:30 THU (b00s7t2v)

An Actor's Life for Me 16:30 THU (b00s7t2v)

An Actor's Life for Me 04:30 FRI (b00s7t2v)

And Our Faces, My Heart, Brief as Photos by John Berger (Omnibus) 06:00 SUN (b08ltlpc)

And Our Faces, My Heart, Brief as Photos by John Berger 02:00 SAT (b08l78gf)

And the Academy Award Goes To... 00:30 SAT (b008vd2n)

And the Academy Award Goes To... 18:30 FRI (b008wtbx)

Anything You Can Do 14:30 TUE (b0b8b7qb)

Anything You Can Do 02:30 WED (b0b8b7qb)

Archive on 4 13:00 SAT (m0001cwc)

Archive on 4 01:00 SUN (m0001cwc)

Archive on 4 11:00 TUE (b0bbmthw)

Archive on 4 21:00 TUE (b0bbmthw)

Arrested Development 09:30 MON (b0075vh3)

Arrested Development 16:30 MON (b0075vh3)

Arrested Development 04:30 TUE (b0075vh3)

Ballylenon 04:30 SAT (b0080skq)

Billie Holiday: Fine and Mellow 02:30 SAT (b05pn3t6)

Bleak Expectations 23:00 WED (b01pfy5w)

Boogie Up the River 08:30 MON (b007jv7w)

Boogie Up the River 12:30 MON (b007jv7w)

Boogie Up the River 19:30 MON (b007jv7w)

Booked 08:00 SAT (b00753g9)

Booked 09:00 WED (b00753mr)

Booked 16:00 WED (b00753mr)

Booked 04:00 THU (b00753mr)

Boswell's Lives 07:00 MON (b053bq4l)

Boswell's Lives 17:00 MON (b053bq4l)

Boswell's Lives 05:00 TUE (b053bq4l)

Bunk Bed 22:30 WED (m0003d9v)

Capital Gains 08:30 THU (b007r5d3)

Capital Gains 12:30 THU (b007r5d3)

Capital Gains 19:30 THU (b007r5d3)

Conjuring Halie 14:30 MON (b01gvn23)

Conjuring Halie 02:30 TUE (b01gvn23)

Conversations from a Long Marriage 07:30 WED (m000f06s)

Conversations from a Long Marriage 17:30 WED (m000f06s)

Conversations from a Long Marriage 22:00 WED (m000f06s)

Conversations from a Long Marriage 05:30 THU (m000f06s)

Craig Warner - A Sense of Things Moving Forward 20:00 SUN (b08n42fy)

Cryering with Laughter: A Tribute to Barry Cryer 07:30 THU (m0014j7t)

Cryering with Laughter: A Tribute to Barry Cryer 17:30 THU (m0014j7t)

Cryering with Laughter: A Tribute to Barry Cryer 22:00 THU (m0014j7t)

Cryering with Laughter: A Tribute to Barry Cryer 05:30 FRI (m0014j7t)

Dad's Army 08:00 FRI (b007jqbr)

Dad's Army 12:00 FRI (b007jqbr)

Dad's Army 19:00 FRI (b007jqbr)

Daphne Du Maurier 18:40 SAT (m00035w9)

Daphne Du Maurier 00:40 SUN (m00035w9)

Dashiell Hammett - Secret Agent X-9 06:00 THU (b007jpzc)

Dashiell Hammett - Secret Agent X-9 13:00 THU (b007jpzc)

Dashiell Hammett - Secret Agent X-9 20:00 THU (b007jpzc)

Dashiell Hammett - Secret Agent X-9 01:00 FRI (b007jpzc)

Dashiell Hammett - Secret Agent X-9 06:00 FRI (b007jpzt)

Dashiell Hammett - Secret Agent X-9 13:00 FRI (b007jpzt)

Dashiell Hammett - Secret Agent X-9 20:00 FRI (b007jpzt)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:00 SUN (m0014pnr)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:00 SUN (m0014pnr)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 11:00 THU (m0014pnr)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:00 THU (m0014pnr)

Doctor in the House 08:30 SUN (b007jsxl)

Domestic Science 22:30 FRI (b09v6yh3)

Donald Duck Gets Drafted 14:30 THU (b0680gts)

Donald Duck Gets Drafted 02:30 FRI (b0680gts)

Dylan Thomas: The Beach of Falesa 15:20 SUN (b042bh3t)

Dylan Thomas: The Beach of Falesa 03:20 MON (b042bh3t)

Earls of the Court 14:45 SAT (b00qvpk2)

Earls of the Court 22:15 SAT (b00r0yt2)

Earls of the Court 02:45 SUN (b00qvpk2)

Ectoplasm 23:30 WED (b007w5l4)

Evelyn Waugh - A Handful of Dust 10:00 THU (m000h6c7)

Evelyn Waugh - A Handful of Dust 15:00 THU (m000h6c7)

Evelyn Waugh - A Handful of Dust 03:00 FRI (m000h6c7)

Evelyn Waugh - A Handful of Dust 10:00 FRI (m000h6q1)

Evelyn Waugh - A Handful of Dust 15:00 FRI (m000h6q1)

Fantastic Tales 18:00 MON (b007k2c2)

Fantastic Tales 00:00 TUE (b007k2c2)

Fantastic Tales 18:00 TUE (b007k2m4)

Fantastic Tales 00:00 WED (b007k2m4)

Fantastic Tales 18:00 WED (b007k2ty)

Fantastic Tales 00:00 THU (b007k2ty)

Fantastic Tales 18:00 THU (b007k30x)

Fantastic Tales 00:00 FRI (b007k30x)

Fantastic Tales 18:00 FRI (b0084sqq)

For One Horrible Moment by Peter Bradshaw 23:00 TUE (b008756f)

For The Love of Leo 09:30 SUN (m00024nv)

Foul Play 09:00 THU (b00k7xd6)

Foul Play 16:00 THU (b00k7xd6)

Foul Play 04:00 FRI (b00k7xd6)

Girlies 09:30 FRI (b08hypz0)

Girlies 16:30 FRI (b08hypz0)

Great Lives 07:30 SAT (b09nvrs5)

Great Lives 17:30 SAT (b09nvrs5)

Great Lives 05:30 SUN (b09nvrs5)

Great Lives 18:30 THU (b09xjx30)

Great Lives 00:30 FRI (b09xjx30)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:00 WED (b007jnbl)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:00 WED (b007jnbl)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:00 WED (b007jnbl)

Hut 33 23:30 SAT (b00vs38k)

I Used to Live Here by Gillian Tindall 10:45 WED (b098p5fc)

I Used to Live Here by Gillian Tindall 15:45 WED (b098p5fc)

I Used to Live Here by Gillian Tindall 03:45 THU (b098p5fc)

I've Never Seen Star Wars 15:30 SAT (b00hcr5l)

I've Never Seen Star Wars 03:30 SUN (b00hcr5l)

I've Never Seen Star Wars 23:30 TUE (b00hdb84)

Ian D Montfort Is: Unbelievable 23:00 SAT (b01qjj3c)

In and Out of the Kitchen 23:00 SUN (b01qdsms)

Inheritance Tracks 07:10 SUN (b079rb02)

Inheritance Tracks 11:50 MON (m0014pyp)

Inheritance Tracks 21:50 MON (m0014pyp)

James Follett - Earthsearch 00:00 SAT (b007jp2r)

Jon McGregor - Reservoir 13 (Omnibus) 13:00 SUN (b09wv0qd)

Jon McGregor - Reservoir 13 (Omnibus) 01:00 MON (b09wv0qd)

Joseph Morpurgo's Walking Tour 23:15 THU (b09h3y8j)

Josie Long: All of the Planet's Wonders 22:45 WED (b00hkrbb)

Jules Verne 10:00 MON (b08j9r66)

Jules Verne 15:00 MON (b08j9r66)

Jules Verne 03:00 TUE (b08j9r66)

Jules Verne 10:00 TUE (b08jk8x6)

Jules Verne 15:00 TUE (b08jk8x6)

Jules Verne 03:00 WED (b08jk8x6)

King Street Junior 08:30 TUE (b007jmdx)

King Street Junior 12:30 TUE (b007jmdx)

King Street Junior 19:30 TUE (b007jmdx)

Little Lifetimes by Jenny Eclair 14:30 SAT (b06pbxjr)

Little Lifetimes by Jenny Eclair 22:00 SAT (b06pxm4k)

Little Lifetimes by Jenny Eclair 02:30 SUN (b06pbxjr)

Mark Steel's in Town 14:00 SAT (b017wyyf)

Mark Steel's in Town 02:00 SUN (b017wyyf)

Mark Steel's in Town 22:30 TUE (b0184rgq)

Marriage Lines 08:00 MON (b068r53p)

Marriage Lines 12:00 MON (b068r53p)

Marriage Lines 19:00 MON (b068r53p)

Maya Angelou's Autobiographies 14:15 MON (b0b6htgb)

Maya Angelou's Autobiographies 02:15 TUE (b0b6htgb)

Maya Angelou's Autobiographies 14:15 TUE (b0b710j9)

Maya Angelou's Autobiographies 02:15 WED (b0b710j9)

Maya Angelou's Autobiographies 14:15 WED (b0b711xg)

Maya Angelou's Autobiographies 02:15 THU (b0b711xg)

Maya Angelou's Autobiographies 14:15 THU (b0b7121n)

Maya Angelou's Autobiographies 02:15 FRI (b0b7121n)

Maya Angelou's Autobiographies 14:15 FRI (b0b712dt)

My Teenage Diary 23:30 FRI (b0b7fj3b)

Now You're Asking with Marian Keyes and Tara Flynn 05:30 SAT (m0014fy6)

Now You're Asking with Marian Keyes and Tara Flynn 07:30 FRI (m0014p48)

Now You're Asking with Marian Keyes and Tara Flynn 17:30 FRI (m0014p48)

Now You're Asking with Marian Keyes and Tara Flynn 22:00 FRI (m0014p48)

On the Town with the League of Gentlemen 22:30 MON (b007k1z7)

Paul Temple 01:00 SAT (b007t1sf)

Paul Temple 06:00 MON (b007rwkt)

Paul Temple 13:00 MON (b007rwkt)

Paul Temple 20:00 MON (b007rwkt)

Paul Temple 01:00 TUE (b007rwkt)

Paul Temple 06:00 TUE (b007rwnw)

Paul Temple 13:00 TUE (b007rwnw)

Paul Temple 20:00 TUE (b007rwnw)

Paul Temple 01:00 WED (b007rwnw)

Paul Temple 06:00 WED (b007rwp2)

Paul Temple 13:00 WED (b007rwp2)

Paul Temple 20:00 WED (b007rwp2)

Paul Temple 01:00 THU (b007rwp2)

Phil Wang: Wangsplaining 22:30 THU (m00057qs)

Please Use Other Door 07:30 TUE (m0014g0j)

Please Use Other Door 17:30 TUE (m0014g0j)

Please Use Other Door 22:00 TUE (m0014g0j)

Please Use Other Door 05:30 WED (m0014g0j)

Podcast Radio Hour 11:00 FRI (m0014p51)

Podcast Radio Hour 21:00 FRI (m0014p51)

Poetry Extra 12:00 SUN (m0014pnt)

Poetry Extra 17:00 SUN (m0014pnt)

Poetry Extra 05:00 MON (m0014pnt)

Putting You Through, Caller 09:00 SAT (b098hjv5)

Putting You Through, Caller 19:00 SAT (b098hjv5)

Radio Shuttleworth 23:00 FRI (b007qs2x)

Radiolab 11:00 SUN (m000fnvc)

Radiolab 19:00 SUN (m000fnvc)

Rhiannon Tise - Outside In 10:00 WED (b01pw393)

Rhiannon Tise - Outside In 15:00 WED (b01pw393)

Rhiannon Tise - Outside In 03:00 THU (b01pw393)

Robert Aickman Stories 18:45 SUN (m0007s32)

Robert Aickman Stories 00:45 MON (m0007s32)

Sarah Millican's Support Group 23:30 MON (b00r7nqc)

Second Thoughts 08:30 FRI (b00lh0tj)

Second Thoughts 12:30 FRI (b00lh0tj)

Second Thoughts 19:30 FRI (b00lh0tj)

Soul Music 18:30 TUE (b04tjdls)

Soul Music 00:30 WED (b04tjdls)

TED Radio Hour 11:00 MON (m0014pym)

TED Radio Hour 21:00 MON (m0014pym)

The Architects 12:30 SAT (b03xgslr)

The Architects 07:00 TUE (b03y3kgn)

The Architects 17:00 TUE (b03y3kgn)

The Architects 05:00 WED (b03y3kgn)

The Art of Litter 14:30 WED (b00hr4lh)

The Art of Litter 02:30 THU (b00hr4lh)

The Boosh 23:30 THU (b007jmhj)

The Citadel 02:15 SAT (b0b94sj6)

The Consultants 22:45 FRI (b007k3f3)

The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry 10:45 SUN (m000b0bb)

The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry 21:45 SUN (m000b0bb)

The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry 11:45 THU (m000b0bb)

The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry 21:45 THU (m000b0bb)

The Goon Show 08:00 TUE (b007k4c2)

The Goon Show 12:00 TUE (b007k4c2)

The Goon Show 19:00 TUE (b007k4c2)

The Hudson and Pepperdine Show 15:00 SAT (b0076f8q)

The Hudson and Pepperdine Show 03:00 SUN (b0076f8q)

The Hudson and Pepperdine Show 22:30 SUN (b0076fd6)

The Jason Explanation of... 08:00 THU (b007jq20)

The Jason Explanation of... 12:00 THU (b007jq20)

The Jason Explanation of... 19:00 THU (b007jq20)

The Masterson Inheritance 23:30 SUN (b007jstr)

The Michael Bentine Show 08:30 WED (b008x0wg)

The Michael Bentine Show 12:30 WED (b008x0wg)

The Michael Bentine Show 19:30 WED (b008x0wg)

The Mistral 18:00 SUN (m0014pnx)

The Mistral 00:00 MON (m0014pnx)

The Mitch Benn Music Show 09:30 TUE (b00b5tc3)

The Mitch Benn Music Show 16:30 TUE (b00b5tc3)

The Mitch Benn Music Show 04:30 WED (b00b5tc3)

The Museum of Curiosity 16:00 TUE (b091wf81)

The Museum of Curiosity 04:00 WED (b091wf81)

The News Quiz 23:00 MON (m0014gv9)

The News Quiz 09:00 TUE (m0014gv9)

The Prisoner 18:00 SAT (m00035w3)

The Prisoner 00:00 SUN (m00035w3)

The Problem With Adam Bloom 22:30 SAT (b01bwbgs)

The Radio Detectives 18:30 WED (b007jpd7)

The Radio Detectives 00:30 THU (b007jpd7)

The Real Comedy Controllers: The Things That Made Us Laugh 11:00 WED (m0014q72)

The Real Comedy Controllers: The Things That Made Us Laugh 21:00 WED (m0014q72)

The Same River Twice 06:30 MON (m000d8dv)

The Same River Twice 13:30 MON (m000d8dv)

The Same River Twice 20:30 MON (m000d8dv)

The Same River Twice 01:30 TUE (m000d8dv)

The Same River Twice 06:30 TUE (m000d7vz)

The Same River Twice 13:30 TUE (m000d7vz)

The Same River Twice 20:30 TUE (m000d7vz)

The Same River Twice 01:30 WED (m000d7vz)

The Same River Twice 06:30 WED (m000d84v)

The Same River Twice 13:30 WED (m000d84v)

The Same River Twice 20:30 WED (m000d84v)

The Same River Twice 01:30 THU (m000d84v)

The Same River Twice 06:30 THU (m000d94x)

The Same River Twice 13:30 THU (m000d94x)

The Same River Twice 20:30 THU (m000d94x)

The Same River Twice 01:30 FRI (m000d94x)

The Same River Twice 06:30 FRI (m000dghk)

The Same River Twice 13:30 FRI (m000dghk)

The Same River Twice 20:30 FRI (m000dghk)

The Two of Us: My Life with John Thaw by Sheila Hancock 14:00 MON (b0076np8)

The Two of Us: My Life with John Thaw by Sheila Hancock 02:00 TUE (b0076np8)

The Two of Us: My Life with John Thaw by Sheila Hancock 14:00 TUE (b0076npq)

The Two of Us: My Life with John Thaw by Sheila Hancock 02:00 WED (b0076npq)

The Two of Us: My Life with John Thaw by Sheila Hancock 14:00 WED (b0076nq7)

The Two of Us: My Life with John Thaw by Sheila Hancock 02:00 THU (b0076nq7)

The Two of Us: My Life with John Thaw by Sheila Hancock 14:00 THU (b0076nqr)

The Two of Us: My Life with John Thaw by Sheila Hancock 02:00 FRI (b0076nqr)

The Two of Us: My Life with John Thaw by Sheila Hancock 14:00 FRI (b0076nr6)

The Unbelievable Truth 07:30 MON (m0014gbf)

The Unbelievable Truth 17:30 MON (m0014gbf)

The Unbelievable Truth 22:00 MON (m0014gbf)

The Unbelievable Truth 05:30 TUE (m0014gbf)

The Whistling Woman 14:30 FRI (b053721k)

The Wilsons Save the World 07:00 THU (b09gkk3y)

The Wilsons Save the World 17:00 THU (b09gkk3y)

The Wilsons Save the World 05:00 FRI (b09gkk3y)

Tom Wrigglesworth's Open Letters 12:30 SUN (b00yrfwh)

Tom Wrigglesworth's Open Letters 17:30 SUN (b00yrfwh)

Tom Wrigglesworth's Open Letters 22:00 SUN (b00yrfwh)

Tom Wrigglesworth's Open Letters 05:30 MON (b00yrfwh)

Victor Hugo - Les Miserables (Omnibus) 14:10 SUN (b007jtt7)

Victor Hugo - Les Miserables (Omnibus) 02:10 MON (b007jtt7)

Wakefield 03:00 SAT (b00rs19x)

Warhorses of Letters 23:15 TUE (b01pcqkr)

Welcome to Our Village, Please Invade Carefully 05:00 SAT (b04lsl25)

Welcome to Our Village, Please Invade Carefully 07:00 FRI (b04md4nr)

Welcome to Our Village, Please Invade Carefully 17:00 FRI (b04md4nr)

Where to, Mate? 23:00 THU (m000jf8k)

Whispers 04:00 SAT (b007k2sl)

Whispers 09:00 FRI (b007k358)

Whispers 16:00 FRI (b007k358)

Wimsey 01:30 SAT (b007jwdr)

Wordaholics 12:00 SAT (b01c7lk6)

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