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SATURDAY 05 MARCH 2022

SAT 00:00 The Willows by Algernon Blackwood (b007jvdr)
4. The Alternate Sacrifice

The Swede offers his opinion on the island's evil forces and the necessity of offering them a sacrifice.

Algernon Blackwood's chilling tale concluded by Roger Allam.

First published in 1907 - and described as one of the finest supernatural stories ever.

Producer: Lawrence Jackson

Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in April 2005.


SAT 00:30 And the Academy Award Goes To... (b008yj95)
Series 1

The Silence of the Lambs

Paul Gambaccini continues his history of the Oscars, as he examines the film that boasts the shortest ever Oscar-winning lead performance by an actor - Anthony Hopkins.

In 1992, The Silence of the Lambs became the first post-war film to win all five of the major Academy Awards.

Jodie Foster (Best Actress in a Leading Role) recalls the experience of working alongside both Anthony Hopkins (Best Actor in a Leading Role) and Jonathan Demme (Best Director)

Ted Tally (Best Writing, Screenplay Adapted From Other Medium) considers the extent to which The Silence of the Lambs (Best Picture) reveals more about celebrity culture than serial killers.

Producers: Paul Kobrak & Sara Jane Hall

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2008.


SAT 01:00 Van der Valk - Love in Amsterdam (b007jwpq)
3. Decoy

Dutch detective Van der Valk has finally discovered the secret of murder victim Elsa de Charmoy.

A decoy is needed to snare the killer, but it's a very risky assignment.

Tension mounts as the murderer makes his presence felt...

Nicholas Freeling's crime thriller concluded by David Troughton.

Abridged by Lauris Morgan-Griffiths.

Producer: Mary Ward-Lowery

First broadcast on BBC 7 in March 2006.


SAT 01:30 Destination - Fire! (m000b7b5)
Series 1

3. Chance in a Million

Can Quentin Barnaby determine whether a recent incident was an accident - or arson?

Starring Robert Beatty.

Philip Levene’s series of intriguing cases for a fire investigator.

Quentin Barnaby … Robert Beatty
Val Crane … Gudrun Ure
Inspector Hackett …Duncan McIntyre
Alec Groves … Anthony Hall
Joe Selby … Lewis Stringer
Madge Selby … Peggy Butt
Mrs Foster … Vivienne Chatterton
Harry Newton … Malcolm Hayes
Police Sergeant … Will Leighton
Voice … Hilda Kriseman

Producer: Martyn C Webster

First broadcast on the BBC Light Service in October 1962.


SAT 02:00 The Librarian by Salley Vickers (b0b70wlb)
Episode 5

Sylvia's work with Lizzie pays dividends as her friendship with married GP Dr Bell deepens.

Salley Vickers' lyrical tribute to the power of children's literature.

Read by Barbara Flynn.

Abridged by the author.

Producer: Eilidh McCreadie.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2018.


SAT 02:15 Lynne Reid Banks - The L-Shaped Room (b00srvkl)
5. Appointment

Pregnant Jane books an appointment at an abortion clinic, but Mavis offers her an illegal alternative.

Lynne Reid Banks' groundbreaking story of middle-class Jane - pregnant and unmarried - and trying to cope with her life in the 1950s.

Dramatised by Juliet Ace.

Jane …… Lynne Seymour
John …… Trevor Laird
Mavis …… Marie Gordon-Price
Toby …… John McAndrew
Dr Maxwel …… John Rowe

Producer: Alison Hindell.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2004.


SAT 02:30 Old Photographs Fever - The Search for China's Pictured Past (b01kkntb)
Old Photos Fever' is sweeping China, where people are encountering their photographic history for the first time, piecing together a past destroyed in Mao's Cultural Revolution.

Sales of books and magazines filled with historical photographs have rocketed. China's turbulent history in the 20th century meant that archives of all kinds were destroyed. People also destroyed their own - now dangerously bourgeois - family albums. Nearly a century of photographic history was erased.

The photographs that do survive were mostly taken by foreigners, living in or visiting China, who took them out of the country to safety. Professor Robert Bickers at the University of Bristol is leading the search to collect and digitise these photographs in order to restore a historical vision of China which is unfamiliar and fascinating to its citizens now.

One of the jewels in the collection is the work of Fu Bingchang, a senior Chinese diplomat, whose access to the elite of Chinese society in the first half of the 20th century and whose talent as a photographer make for a unique and beautiful set of images.

The Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 prompted Chinese politicians to pursue an ambitious policy of historical education, to counteract a perceived lack of knowledge in young people about China's past. New museums are now huge tourist attractions in China and the desire for photographs has arisen from this resurgence of interest in the nation's history.

This fascinating documentary brings a new and surprising insight into China's past and present.

Producer: Mary Ward-Lowery

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2012.


SAT 03:00 Henry James (b0b2h03y)
The American

Episode 2

Christopher Newman, an American and self-made millionaire businessmen is in Paris and newly engaged to aristocrat Claire de Cintre.

A dark mystery shrouds the family, and when Claire's mother and brother betray Newman most cruelly, he's intent on revenge.

Humour and heartache collide in this early Henry James novel, first published in 1876.

Starring Lee Ingleby, Olivia Hallinan and John Lynch.

Dramatised by Lavinia Murray.

Henry James ...... John Lynch
Christopher Newman ...... Lee Ingleby
Claire de Cintre ...... Olivia Hallinan
Madame de Bellgarde/Mrs Bread ...... Richenda Carey
Urbain Bellgarde/Msr Nioche ...... Jonathan Keeble
Valentin Bellgarde ...... Ashley Margolis
Noemie Nioche/Mrs Tristram ...... Alais Lawson
Mr Tristram/Deepmere ...... Ryan Early

Director: Pauline Harris

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2018.


SAT 04:00 Whispers (b007k3bv)
Series 3

Episode 5

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

Louise Doughty and Richard Herring join team captains Lucy Moore and Anthony Holden to run the gauntlet of gossip.

Producer: Victoria Lloyd

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2015.


SAT 04:30 Girlies (b08jqfh6)
Series 1

Episode 2

Vinny's exciting news gets mixed reactions and Sonal is shocked by who's invited Tula on a date.

Five 30-something Asian women get together for "girlie" evenings

Comedy serial written by Sudha Bhuchar and Shaheen Khan.

Tula …. Zita Sattar
Vinny …. Bharti Patel
Jabeen …. Shaheen Khan
Sonal …. Sudha Bhuchar
Samina …. Sakuntala Ramanee
Ramesh …. Ameet Chaana
Dan …. Roger Liddle
Marianne …. Alice Arnold
Alia …. Sophie Levy
Sara …. Nyla Levy
Masi …. Charubala Chokshi
Karan …. Susan Sheridan
Salim …. Shiv Grewal
Ali … Burt Caesar
Javed …. Omar Salimi

Directed at BBC Pebble Mill by Kristine Landon-Smith.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1977.


SAT 05:00 Welcome to Our Village, Please Invade Carefully (b04n6010)
Series 2

Ctrl-Alt-Del

The Computer catches a virus - in fact, it's probably the most common virus on Earth.

With Uljabaan's sole method of control, analysis and communication now compromised, the invasion is doomed in more ways than one...

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 ...... Charles Edwards
The Computer ...... John-Luke Roberts
The Virus ...... Cerrie Burnell

Script-edited by Arthur Mathews.

Original music written and performed by Grace Petrie.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2014.


SAT 05:30 Now You're Asking with Marian Keyes and Tara Flynn (m0014wzl)
The Co-dependency Problem

Marian and Tara tackle the stresses of IVF, co-dependent relationships, red necks on Zoom and "window shopping" (not the good kind) 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


SAT 06:00 Carson McCullers - The Member of the Wedding (b08fn9y3)
Frankie Addams is 12 and five-sixths years old, and desperate to belong.

Carson McCullers' coming of age tale, first published in 1946.

Starring Eliza Yoder, Matthew Givens and Jenny Jules.

Dramatised by Annie Caulfield.

Frankie Addams …… Eliza Yoder
John Henry West …… Matthew Givens
Berenice Brown …… Jenny Jules
Royal Adams …… Peter Marinker
Honey Brown …… Clive Rowe
Big Mama …… Isabel Lucas
Jarvis …… Daniel Marinker
Janice …… Teresa Gallagher
Soldier …… Michael John Paliotti
Narrator …… Lorelei King
Child …… Tyler Williams
Child …… Rebecca Tennis
Child …… Katherine Lollie

Music composed and performed by Martin Winter.

Director: Chris Wallace

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1996


SAT 07:20 Inheritance Tracks (b094281s)
Elkie Brooks

Singer Elkie Brooks inherits 'Warm and Tender Love' by Percy Sledge and wants to pass on Billie Holiday's classic 'Yesterdays.'.


SAT 07:30 Great Lives (b09yddxk)
Series 45

Ayesha Hazarika on Jayaben Desai

Stand up comedian and political commentator Ayesha Hazarika's hero is Jayaben Desai.

Jayaben led a two year strike at Grunwick Film processing factory in North London.

The majority of the workers were migrant women and they became known as the 'strikers in sarees'.

Matthew Parris remembers the strike in 1976 as he was working in Margaret Thatcher's office at the time, but only recalls the violence at the picket line and the fact that the strike failed.

Can Ayesha convince Matthew Parris that Jayaben Desai deserves the accolade of a great life?

With Dr Sundari Anitha, co- author of 'Striking Women'.

Producer: Perminder Khatkar

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2018.


SAT 08:00 Booked (b00753t1)
Series 1

Episode 3

Joan of Arc turns Bond girl and Kipling's poem If gets an overhaul.

Outrageous parody, biting wit and bizarre couplings from:

Dillie Keane
Mark Thomas
Miles Kington
Roger McGough

Ian McMillan chairs the irreverent literary game.

Producer: Marc Jobst

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1995.


SAT 08:30 All the Young Dudes (b01by441)
Series 2

Mr Soft

Helen's ice cream project has the opposition licked!

The lives of Patrick and 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
Stephen Frost : Acting (adult) Joe
Maria ...... Flaminia Cinque
Charlie ...... Izzy De Rosario
Young man ...... Dave Lamb
Young woman ...... Emma Kennedy

Producer: Steve Doherty

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2002.


SAT 09:00 Last Post for the Men of Letters (b097lpnp)
Russell Davies unearths from the radio and TV archives the voices of men and women who were, for many years, a staple of the broadcasting diet.

Some, but by no means all, have university pedigree but all have a breath-taking breadth of learning and the facility to deliver it, albeit to an audience who were prepared to give them time and were, it would appear, happy to be dazzled by learning.

Russell's examples from the Men and Women of letters trove is gathered round his very personal association with John Gross, of whom he writes:

'In 1969 an author in his early thirties published his first book. The Rise and Fall of the Man of Letters won the Duff Cooper prize, delighted the reading public, introduced them to the name of John Gross, and marked the beginning of what would be an illustrious and fascinating literary career. It ended with his death on 10 January 2011, a great sorrow for the many people who loved and admired John.

No doubt I read at the time, but had forgotten until coming across it again, since I quite lack his total recall, something he wrote here in 1983, an entertaining review of a biography of Sir George Lewis, the famous and immensely influential Victorian solicitor whose clients included the Prince of Wales. In an aside, Gross gently wondered why the biographer hadn't mentioned that Lewis 'appears by name in Conan Doyle's "The Illustrious Client" — a pretty broad clue to the client's identity'. Yes, he had read everything, high and low.

Since his death, I've thought often about John, and reread him. The breadth of his reading and his memory made him the perfect anthologist, and he edited half a dozen Oxford Books of ..., from Aphorisms to Parodies. He also wrote three books of his own, and I wish he had written more. Shylock is a learned and highly original study of that singularly problematic character and his play, while A Double Thread is a beautiful short memoir of Gross's London childhood, 'double' because both English and Jewish. But I now see that the defining point came with his brilliant first book.

Although he and Kingsley Amis were disparate personalities, to say the least, Gross would have shared Amis's contempt for anything which 'makes a statement', and his disdain for the idea of 'importance'. But I believe that The Rise and Fall is a truly important book. It wasn't just an item on Gross's list of publications, it was part of his own story, and it made a statement of its own: a repudiation of the attempted monopoly of literary criticism by 'the university' and the larger academic appropriation of our common culture.

Producer: Tom Alban

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


SAT 12:00 The Personality Test (b00kmnfn)
Series 1

John Sergeant

Former BBC and ITN chief political correspondent John Sergeant quizzes a panel about himself.

Battling with queries based on John's life, whims and interests are:

Sue Perkins
Alan Carr
Lucy Porter

Series in which a fresh host every episode quizzes a comedy panel about themselves.

Script by Richard Turner.

Devised & produced by Aled Evans.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2006.


SAT 12:30 Alexei Sayle's Imaginary Sandwich Bar (m0008bbc)
Series 3

Corbyn and the Left

Alexei Sayle offers his thoughts on Jeremy Corbyn and the left and laments the decline of small business.

And what can the 1997 film Starship Troopers teach all of us?

A mixture of stand-up, memoir and philosophy from behind the counter of an imaginary sandwich bar.

Written and performed by the Godfather of Alternative Comedy, Alexei Sayle.

Music and Lyrics by Tim Sutton.

Producer: Joe Nunnery

A BBC Studios production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in September 2019.


SAT 13:00 Archive on 4 (m00019d9)
Joni Mitchell Taught Me How to Feel

Music writer and broadcaster Ann Powers explores Joni Mitchell’s impact on her fans and on songwriting.

"Even the songs of hers I’ve heard a thousand times can still give me the weird feeling that she knows me personally," she says.

Ann considers what it is about her music that speaks to people in this way. And how does this emotional connectedness square with an artist who has constantly shape-shifted, who is full of contradictions? She’s a master lyricist who dislikes most poetry. Her words challenged who women were supposed to be, who they could be, and yet she bristled against feminism. And when she’s had such a powerful effect on so many listeners, why has she only had one top 20 hit?

Through excerpts from live BBC recordings from the late 1960s and 70s, and the conversations Joni Mitchell recorded in the same period with broadcaster Malka Marom, we travel across a decade of her music.

From the familiar territory of songs like Woodstock, we reach the wilder, exploratory sounds of her late 70s work, via some of her most critically acclaimed albums from earlier that decade - Blue, Court and Spark, The Hissing of Summer Lawns and Hejira.

Writers and critics Linda Grant, Sean O’Hagan, Jessica Hopper and Barney Hoskyns reflect on the rapid evolution of Joni Mitchell’s musical and lyrical approach, alongside the memories of some of those who’ve been closest to her: songwriter and former lover Graham Nash, bassist and ex-husband Larry Klein, and longstanding friend Malka Marom.

With thanks to Malka Marom and the Thomas Fisher Rare Books Library at the University of Toronto, for sharing clips of Joni Mitchell’s conversation with Malka Marom.

Producer: Chris Elcombe

A Just Radio production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in November 2018.


SAT 14:00 Chain Reaction (b00grv92)
Series 2

Jo Brand Interviews Barry Cryer

Feisty comedienne Jo Brand interviews veteran gagsmith Barry Cryer.

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

Recorded with an audience, the interviews focus on the life, career and the passions of the interviewee but often prove to be as revealing about the interviewer.

Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2004.


SAT 14:30 HR (b00tg1c3)
Series 2

Gassing

Sam is battling retirement blues with a part-time job working for the Saviours, manning telephone lines to help those in distress.

And today's first client is of course Peter, in distress about their faulty boiler.

Nigel Williams’ comedy drama series charting the misfortunes of a middle-aged HR officer and his trouble-making colleague.

Peter ..... Jonathan Pryce
Sam ..... Nicholas Le Prevost
George ..... Sam Dale
Voice ..... Alison Pettitt

Director: Peter Kavanagh.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2010.


SAT 15:00 Elis James's Pantheon of Heroes (b01p4734)
Series 2

The Welsh Abroad

Welsh migrants to America, Michael D Jones and Anthony Hopkins

Comedian Elis James compares key figures in Welsh history to determine the ultimate heroes of Wales.

With;

Ben Partridge
Nadia Kamil

Written by Elis James, Gareth Gwyn and Benjamin Partridge.

Producer: Sharif Shahwan

First broadcast on BBC Radio Wales in December 2012.


SAT 15:30 Listen Against (b00tmt97)
Series 3

Episode 1

A week of radio and TV that never happened in the show that works its way through it all, like a critical tapeworm going through a giant media dog.

* Jeremy Paxman finally breaks and goes rogue.

* Today gets remade as a US sitcom.

* Listeners thoughts on the Food Programme giving recipes for cooking a Flump and spit roasting a Clanger.

With special guests Jenni Murray, Richard Bacon and John Humphrys.

Presented by: Alice Arnold and Jon Holmes.

Featuring: James Bachman, Stephen Critchlow, Sarah Hadland and David Schnieder.

Written by Jon Holmes, Matthew Charlton, Sam Bryant, Lyndsay Fenner, James Kettle, Joel Morris, Jason Hazely and Gareth Gwynn.

Producer: Sam Bryant

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2010.


SAT 16:00 Carson McCullers - The Member of the Wedding (b08fn9y3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:20 Inheritance Tracks (b094281s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:20 today]


SAT 17:30 Great Lives (b09yddxk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SAT 18:00 The Prisoner (m0003klw)
Series 2

3. Project Six

Once returned to The Village, Number 6 learns who Kate really is. Another significant female then intervenes.

The original 17 episode TV 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 is an ornate, heavily-guarded coastal village.

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

Number 6 …. Mark Elstob
Number 2 …. Lucy Briggs-Owen
Janet …. Sarah Mowat
The Village Voice …. Helen Goldwyn
Number 52 …. Andrew Ryan
Number 99 …. Nicholas Briggs

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 18:55 Somebody by Jane Gardam (b08tj9mf)
Mary assumes she lives alone in a rambling old house.

Her god-daughter Lucy knows that she doesn’t...

Jane Gardam's off-kilter tale read by Gillian Bevan.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1998.


SAT 19:00 Last Post for the Men of Letters (b097lpnp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 Little Lifetimes by Jenny Eclair (b06r81vf)
Series 2

Points

When Gail takes her husband's car, she embarks upon a journey that has a very surprising destination...

Starring Sarah Hadland.

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

Produce: Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2015.


SAT 22:15 Earls of the Court (b00rbmgt)
Downward Inflection

Johnno's so sick and tired of London that he's even lost his upward inflection. If only Lloydie could make the city more like Australia.

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
Reporter ...... Keely Beresford
TV Anchor ...... David Seddon

Director: Sasha Yevtushenko.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2010.


SAT 22:30 Chain Reaction (b00gsb81)
Series 2

Barry Cryer Interviews Mark Thomas

Veteran gagsmith Barry Cryer interviews political comedian Mark Thomas.

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

Recorded with an audience, the interviews focus on the life, career and the passions of the interviewee but often prove to be as revealing about the interviewer.

Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2005.


SAT 23:00 The Simon Day Show (b010dw09)
Series 1

Geoffrey Allerton

Simon Day and his characters welcome you to The Mallard, a small provincial theatre somewhere in the UK.

Each week one of them comes to perform - with highlights of that night's show along plus all the backstage and front-of-house happenings.

First on stage, it's the acclaimed Yorkshire poet, Geoffrey Allerton.

Geoffrey reads poems and excerpts from his recent memoir "Marking Time", as well as struggling to get a hot meal from sound and lighting technician, Goose.

Meanwhile in the bar, two local mums are getting to know each other over several bottles of wine.

Written by Simon Day.

Geoffrey Allerton ..... Simon Day
Anna / Claire ..... Catherine Shepherd
Sarah ..... Arabella Weir
Goose ..... Felix Dexter
Ron Bone ..... Simon Greenall

Producer: Colin Anderson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2011.


SAT 23:30 Hut 33 (b00w2c91)
Series 2

Yellow

The code-breaking staff are ordered to be vaccinated against yellow fever, but Charles refuses to be injected by an Australian.

Archie is scared of needles and Gordon needs a note from his mum.

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

Charles …. Robert Bathurst
Archie …. Tom Goodman-Hill
Minka …. Olivia Colman
Mrs Best …. Lill Roughley
Gordon …. Fergus Craig
Joshua … Alex McQueen

With Ben Crowe and Brendon Burns.

Producer: Adam Bromley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2008.



SUNDAY 06 MARCH 2022

SUN 00:00 The Prisoner (m0003klw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 00:55 Somebody by Jane Gardam (b08tj9mf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:55 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 Archive on 4 (m00019d9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:00 Chain Reaction (b00grv92)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:30 HR (b00tg1c3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Saturday]


SUN 03:00 Elis James's Pantheon of Heroes (b01p4734)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:00 on Saturday]


SUN 03:30 Listen Against (b00tmt97)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:30 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 Carson McCullers - The Member of the Wedding (b08fn9y3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:20 Inheritance Tracks (b094281s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:20 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 Great Lives (b09yddxk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 The Librarian by Salley Vickers (Omnibus) (b0b7dzwg)
Episode 1

1958. Enthusiastic new librarian Sylvia Blackwell shakes up the tight-knit community of East Mole.

Salley Vickers' lyrical tribute to the power of children's literature - as she casts her clear psychoanalytic gaze on small town, post-war England.

Economic uncertainty and a growing dissatisfaction with old class distinctions cause friction as a recent library graduate comes to a new town determined to open the world of literature to all the local children.

Omnibus of the first five of ten parts abridged by the author. Read by Barbara Flynn.

Salley Vickers is the acclaimed author of 'Miss Garnet's Angel', 'Where Three Roads Meet' and 'Dancing Backwards'.

Producer: Eilidh McCreadie

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2018.


SUN 07:10 Inheritance Tracks (b05xx1nt)
Barry Humphries

Actor and comedian Barry Humphries inherits 'Oh Mona' by Nat Gonella, and passes 'Love Song' by Josef Suk.


SUN 07:20 Lynne Reid Banks - The L-Shaped Room (Omnibus) (b00ssp44)
Episode 1

In her squalid L-shaped bedsit, Jane has to overcome both her own prejudices and those of 1950s society against her.

Lynne Reid Banks' groundbreaking story of middle-class Jane, pregnant and unmarried, has remained in print ever since it was first published in 1960.

Omnibus of the first five of ten episodes dramatised by Juliet Ace.

Jane …… Lynne Seymour
Dr Graham …… Richard Mitchley
Mavis …… Marie Gordon-Price
Doris …… Nickie Rainsford
Father …… Bill Wallis
James …… Simon Armstrong
Dr Maxwell …… John Rowe
Jane 2 …… Rachel Atkins
John …… Trevor Laird
Toby …… John McAndrew
Boss …… Dave Bond
Malcolm …… Robert Bowman

Producer: Alison Hindell.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2004.


SUN 08:30 Doctor in the House (b007jt0n)
In the Wards

Unleashed on the patients, the rookie medics are unprepared for the formidable Sister Virtue.

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
Sister Virtue …. Joan Sanderson
Mrs Clark …. Irene Handl

Producer: David Hatch

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1968.


SUN 09:00 All Gas and Gaiters (m001544q)
Series 2

The Bishop Beats the System

Divine intervention is called for when a precious St Ogg’s artefact needs to be sold.

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
The Verger …. Deryck Guyler
Second Verger …. Robin Browne

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: John Dyas

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1972.


SUN 09:30 Boswell's Lives (b05415pv)
Series 1

Boswell's Life of Callas

When Boswell meets Maria Callas and her poodle, he finds himself in an opera of his own making.

Jon Canter’s sitcom sees Dr Johnson's celebrated biographer James Boswell pursue other legends to immortalise.

James Boswell ..... Miles Jupp
Maria Callas ..... Arabella Weir

Director: Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2015.


SUN 10:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m001544s)
Oscar Winners 2

Dame Judi Dench

From Billie Holliday to Frank Sinatra.

Actress Dame Judi Dench shares her castaway choices with Kirsty Young

Born into a family with dramatic leanings, she followed one of her older brothers, Jeffery, to drama school. Having abandoned ideas of becoming a set designer, she made her professional debut as Ophelia at the Old Vic in 1957. An illustrious stage career followed in Franco Zeffirelli's Romeo and Juliet in 1960, in Cabaret in 1968 and as Lady Macbeth for Trevor Nunn in 1976. On TV she found huge success in sitcoms - appearing with her husband, the late Michael Williams, in A Fine Romance and with Geoffrey Palmer in As Time Goes By.

She received an Oscar nomination for her first big-screen part as Queen Victoria in Mrs Brown; Shakespeare in Love won her an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress; Mrs Henderson Presents, Notes on a Scandal, Iris, and Philomena followed. She played the part of 'M' in the James Bond films seven times and appeared as Paulina in Sir Kenneth Branagh's production of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale.

Dame Judi was married to Michael Williams for 30 years. Their daughter, Finty, is also an actress.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 September 2015.


SUN 10:45 The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry (m000bfry)
Series 14

The Heart of the Antimatter

"How do you make antimatter?' asks Scott Matheson, aged 21 from Utah.

The team takes charge of this question with a spin through the history of antimatter. Adam talks to physicist Frank Close, author of 'Antimatter', about its origins in the equations of Dirac to its manufacture in the first particle accelerator, the Bevatron.

Cosmologist Andrew Pontzen tells Hannah why physicists today are busy pondering the mystery of the missing antimatter. Anyone who discovers why the Universe is made of matter, rather than antimatter, is in line for the Nobel Prize.

Plus, neuroscientist Sophie Scott describes how antimatter has been put to good use down here on Earth to peer into people's brains.

Presenters: Hannah Fry, Adam Rutherford
Producer: Michelle Martin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2019.


SUN 11:00 The Moth Radio Hour (m001544w)
Series 12

Out of the Blue

True stories told live in the USA: Jay Allison introduces tales where surprises, unanticipated lessons and plot twists abound.

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

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

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

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

First heard on PRX in 2020.


SUN 11:55 Inheritance Tracks (b05xx1nt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:10 today]


SUN 12:00 Poetry Extra (m001544y)
The Echo Chamber - Caroline Bird and Kaveh Akbar

Poet Daljit Nagra revisits the BBC's poetry archive and selects The Echo Chamber with Caroline Bird and Kaveh Akbar who talk addiction, writing and recovery with presenter Paul Farley.

'My assigned counsellor told me I used
poetry to hide from myself, unhook
the ballast from my life; a floating ruse
of surreal jokes.'

Paul Farley brings together two poets working on opposite sides of the Atlantic whose latest work explores addiction and recovery with surrealism and dark wit. Caroline Bird's fifth collection, In These Days of Prohibition, has been shortlisted for the TS Eliot Prize and the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry, while the Iranian-American poet Kaveh Akbar's debut collection Calling a Wolf a Wolf was published in the UK in early 2018 to great acclaim.

Produced by Mair Bosworth.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2018.


SUN 12:30 HR (b00tj5qm)
Series 2

Dogging

Sam, determined to help depressed Peter find a sense of purpose in his retirement, gets him a dog.

But will the scruffy mongrel help Peter?

Or will it add to his aggression and sense of injustice?

Nigel Williams’ comedy drama series charting the misfortunes of a middle-aged HR officer and his trouble-making colleague.

Peter ..... Jonathan Pryce
Sam ..... Nicholas Le Prevost
Nasty Man ..... Tony Bell
Woman ..... Christine Kavanagh
Man ..... Sam Dale

Director: Peter Kavanagh.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2010.


SUN 13:00 The House by the Lake: A Story of Germany (Omnibus) (b06tg6fm)
In summer 1993, Thomas Harding travelled to Germany with his grandmother to visit a small house by a lake on the outskirts of Berlin.

It had been her ‘soul place’ as a child, she said – a holiday home for her and her family, but much more – a sanctuary, a refuge. In the 1930s, she had been forced to leave the house, fleeing to England as the Nazis swept to power. The trip, she said, was a chance to see it one last time, to remember it as it was.

But the house had changed. Nearly 20 years later Thomas returned to the house. It was government property now, derelict, and soon to be demolished. It was his legacy, one that had been loved, abandoned, fought over – a house his grandmother had desired until her death. Could it be saved? And should it be saved?

He began to make tentative enquiries – speaking to neighbours and villagers, visiting archives, unearthing secrets that had lain hidden for decades.

Slowly he began to piece together the lives of the five families who had lived there.. All had made the house their home, and all – bar one – had been forced out. The house had been the site of domestic bliss and of contentment, but also of terrible grief and tragedy. It had weathered storms, fires and abandonment, witnessed violence, betrayals and murders, had withstood the trauma of a world war, and the dividing of a nation.

As the story of the house began to take shape, Thomas realised that there was a chance to save it – but in doing so, he would have to resolve his own family’s feelings towards their former homeland – and a hatred handed down through the generations.

Omnibus of five parts.

Producers: Peter Hoare & Joanna Green

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2016.


SUN 14:10 Inheritance Tracks (m0001m4y)
Nana Mouskouri

Greek singer Nana Mouskouri chooses Suzanne by Leonard Cohen and Love is a Losing Game by Amy Winehouse.


SUN 14:20 Victor Hugo - Les Miserables (Omnibus) (b007jtvf)
Episode 4

Can Marius persuade his Grandfather to let him marry Cosette before Valjean takes her to England?

Victor Hugo's epic story of social injustice.

Starring Joss Ackland, Roger Allam and David Schofield.

Omnibus of episodes 16 to 20 of 25.

Dramatised by Sebastian Baczkiewicz and Lin Coghlan.

Jean Valjean .... Roger Allam
Victor Hugo... Joss Ackland
Cosette ... Lucy Whybrow
Marius ... Jonathan Forbes
Gillenormand ... Leslie Phillips
Eponine ... Patsy Palmer
Enjolras ... Peter Darney
Combeferre ... Carl Prekopp
Toussaint ... Annette Badland
Gavroche ... Leagh Conwell
Vendor ... Sean Baker

Producer: Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2001.


SUN 15:30 Yellowstone Wolves (m0014yhf)
In 2005, Howard Stableford visited Yellowstone National Park in the United States to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the return of the wolf.

Having been persecuted to extinction in the early 20th century, wolves were reintroduced into Yellowstone in 1995. It took many years to make it happen and even today there are many people unhappy that wolves are back in the area.

The project has been very successful and wolf numbers peaked in 2004 at 170 wolves.

While the wolves bring pleasure to the many thousands of tourists who come to the park each year to watch them, the local farmers and hunters are concerned about the wolves. With the territories of the wolf packs expanding, wolves stray beyond the boundaries of the park onto cattle pasture.

Farmers are compensated financially for wolves having killed their cattle but it has to be proved that a wolf was to blame.

The wolves mainly eat elk and thousands of elk are found in the park and outside of it. The elk are also the prey of local hunters and "outfitter" businesses, as companies offering elk hunting are called.

They feel the elk herds are being effected by the wolves and the licences they get to shoot a certain number of wolves are being reduced which they say is impacting on their income.

Producer: Sheena Duncan

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2005.


SUN 16:00 Peter Wolf - Red Star Belgrade (m0006sxr)
Belgrade, 1941: As the Nazis begin their invasion of the Balkans, half the football team are wiped out as the pitch is bombed.

In prison camp, the survivors form a new team to play a match against the Prison Guards, but the price of winning this match against their fascists captors will be their lives.

Starring Bill Nighy.

Wartime drama written by Peter Wolf.

Vratar ...... Bill Nighy
Igrac ...... Mark Bazeley
Bozo ...... Stephen Critchlow
Gretl ...... Tracy-Ann Oberman
Zdenka ...... Janice Acquah
Gazde ...... Philip Joseph
Devet ...... Jonathan Keeble
Osam ...... Gordon Reid
Sedam ...... Kenny Blyth

Producer: Cherry Cookson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2001.


SUN 17:00 Poetry Extra (m001544y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 today]


SUN 17:30 HR (b00tj5qm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 today]


SUN 18:00 Here Am I Where Are You? (b074c5ct)
The tale of a cursed professor with a special red book, his very wayward nephew and an 18th century tankard.

“Anyone who touches those pages will go mad! Slowly, of course. His brain will rot, he'll see horrible visions and finally…”

Starring David March.

Written by Sheila Hodgson, based on an idea by MR James.

MR James …. David March
Professor Zetterholm …. Lockwood West
Paul Mallory …. Susan Sheridan
Mrs Marriott …. Joan Newell
Anstey Guthrie …. Jonathan Scott
Porter …. Manning Wilson

Director: David Johnstone

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1977.


SUN 18:45 Hurst of Hurstcote by E Nesbit (b007jmyy)
"John! John! Let me go! For Heaven's sake let me go! Then she fell back dead."

John Hurst's murky past returns to haunt him when his wife dies unexpectedly of marsh fever.

Linus Roach reads E Nesbit’s Gothic Horror story.

Producer: Gemma Jenkins

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1996.


SUN 19:00 The Moth Radio Hour (m001544w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 19:55 Inheritance Tracks (b05xx1nt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:10 today]


SUN 20:00 Peter Wolf - Red Star Belgrade (m0006sxr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 today]


SUN 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m001544s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


SUN 21:45 The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry (m000bfry)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today]


SUN 22:00 HR (b00tj5qm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 today]


SUN 22:30 Delve Special (b007jm3s)
Series 2

The Archibald Gallery Robbery

Reporter David Lander reopens the investigation into 1983's Archibald Gallery robbery.

Kevin Watts is the key suspect, but was he framed?

Presented by David Lander with assistance from Stephen Fry.

Studio production by:

Brenda Bleythn
Tony Robinson
Jack Klaff
Felicity Montagu

Dramatic reconstruction by:

Mark Arden
Stephen Frost
Phil Nice
Arthur Smith
Peter Acre

Researched and compiled by Tony Sarchet.

Editor: Paul Mayhew-Archer

Delve Special ran for four series from 1984 to 1987 and later transferred to TV as: This is David Lander.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1985.


SUN 23:00 In and Out of the Kitchen (b01qlhjh)
Series 2

The Literary Festival

Damien and Anthony arrive at a literary festival to promote Damien's book about the culinary habits of the Great Poets.

Despite the charming hotel and the peaceful surroundings, the cookery writer can barely disguise his chagrin at his talk being in a tent smaller to other writers he considers lesser than him.

But he soon has the opportunity to get the audience he feels he deserves when a fellow author is knocked unconscious and Damien is asked to fill in.

But can he rise to the occasion?

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
Gary McDade ...... Ben Crowe
Sound Man ...... Ben Crowe
Bill Trumpetz ...... Toby Longworth
The Lady ...... Sarah Thom
Marion Duffett ...... Lesley Vickerage

Producer: Sam Michell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2013.


SUN 23:30 The Masterson Inheritance (b007jsy1)
Series 1

The Mastersons Lose Everything

London 1890. Auberon Masterson is the epitome of decadence, but will his unsavoury habits ruin the family?

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 07 MARCH 2022

MON 00:00 Here Am I Where Are You? (b074c5ct)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 00:45 Hurst of Hurstcote by E Nesbit (b007jmyy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:45 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 The House by the Lake: A Story of Germany (Omnibus) (b06tg6fm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:10 Inheritance Tracks (m0001m4y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:10 on Sunday]


MON 02:20 Victor Hugo - Les Miserables (Omnibus) (b007jtvf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:20 on Sunday]


MON 03:30 Yellowstone Wolves (m0014yhf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:30 on Sunday]


MON 04:00 Peter Wolf - Red Star Belgrade (m0006sxr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Poetry Extra (m001544y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 HR (b00tj5qm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 Hercule Poirot (b007jpks)
Death on the Nile

1. Threats

The Belgian sleuth embarks on an Egyptian cruise, but his voyage proves to be far from smooth sailing...

Agatha Christie's whodunit stars John Moffatt as Hercule Poirot.

Thriller first published in 1937 and dramatised in five parts by Michael Bakewell.

Hercule Poirot …. John Moffatt
Mrs Allerton …. Rosemary Leach
Pennington …. Stratford Johns
Joanna Southwood …. Joanna Monro
Linnet Ridgeway …. Elaine Pyke
Monsieur Blondin …. Sean Baker
Jacqueline de Bellefort …. Amanda Barton-Chapple
Simon Doyle …. Robert Daws
Tim Allerton …. Nicholas Boulton
Rockford …. Ed Bishop
Rosalie Otterbourne …. Emma Woodvine
Mrs Otterbourne …. Shirley Dixon
Thomas Cook Agent …. Timothy Alcock
Waiter …. Chris Pavlo

Director: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1997.


MON 06:30 Destination - Fire! (m000b6l4)
Series 1

4. Smoke Screen

Can fire investigator Quentin Barnaby determine if a cinema blaze was an accident or arson?

Starring Robert Beatty.

Philip Levene’s series of intriguing cases for a fire investigator.

Quentin Barnaby … Robert Beatty
Val Crane … Gudrun Ure
Inspector Hackett …Duncan McIntyre
Alec Groves … Anthony Hall
Joe Selby … Lewis Stringer
Cinema Patron… Peggy Butt
Mr Haynes … Peter Claughton
Fred Springer … Jon Rollason
Mrs Todd … Elizabeth Morgan
Doreen … Jill Hyem
Fire Officer Gregson … Peter Pratt
Jenkins / Guard's Voice … Lee Fox

Producer: Martyn C Webster

First broadcast on the BBC Light Service in October 1962.


MON 07:00 Boswell's Lives (b0547ntj)
Series 1

Boswell's Life of Pinter

James Boswell attempts to write the biography of Harold Pinter but finds himself the victim of a betrayal.

Jon Canter’s sitcom sees Dr Johnson's celebrated biographer, James Boswell pursue other legends to immortalise.

James Boswell ..... Miles Jupp
Harold Pinter ..... Harry Enfield

Director: Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2015.


MON 07:30 Just a Minute (m0014x7n)
Series 88

Episode 2

Sue Perkins challenges Zoe Lyons, Gyles Brandreth, Shazia Mirza and Paul Merton to speak for 60 seconds without repetition, deviation or hesitation.

The long running Radio 4 national treasure of a parlour game is back for a new series with subjects this week ranging from Stephen Sondheim to My Favourite Kardashian.

Production co-ordinator: Caroline Barlow
Sound editor: Marc Willcox
Producer: Hayley Sterling

A BBC Studios Production


MON 08:00 Lines From My Grandfather's Forehead (b00hk2f1)
Series 2

Episode 2

Improvement grants for everybody explained and a plumber muses on words.

A sequential entertainment for radio starring Ronnie Barker.

With:

Terence Brady
Pauline Yates

Pianist: Gordon Langford

Written by Tony Bilbow, Mike Fentiman, David Climie, Gordon Langford, John Graham, Miles Kington, Roy Lomax, Myles Rudge, Max Harris and Peter Spence.

Producer: John Fawcett-Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1972.


MON 08:30 Boogie Up the River (b007jz40)
Lechlade, Twinned with Zanzibar

Mark is celebrating, but with dog hair in the champers. Can a living legend save the day?

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 …. Ronald Herdman
Lock Keeper …. Terence Edmond
Archie …. David Holt
PA/Royal Lady …. Ainslie Foster
Sam Tucker …. Geoffrey McGivern
Laundrette Attendant/Girl …. Kate Binchy
Barman …. Simon Godley
Delia Smith …. Melinda Walker

Producer: Caroline Leddy

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1993.


MON 09:00 Wordaholics (b01d0prh)
Series 1

Episode 4

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 March 2012.


MON 09:30 Arrested Development (b0075vs2)
Episode 3

Kate's cottage is now in ruins thanks to an over-enthusiastic builder.

And is that really actor Michael Caine in the local Croydon nick?

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

Simon Warne's comedy serial.

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

Producer: Tracey Neale

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2000.


MON 10:00 Andrew Rissik - A Man Alone (m000lgxb)
Anthony

Philip Tremayne's friends consider him a success.

He's written novels, produced TV programmes and made a name for himself.

But he's dogged by a sense of failure and by the recollection of a friendship that started at prep school in the 1930s, when he first met a brilliant yet vulnerable man named Anthony. It was a friendship that was to go tragically wrong.

The ups and downs in the life story of Philip Tremayne.

Starring Ronald Pickup.

Told across three plays by Andrew Rissik.

Philip Tremayne …. Ronald Pickup
Anthony …. Benedict Taylor
Philip's Father …. Patrick Troughton
Laura …. Tessa Peake-Jones
Bookseller/Porter …. Brian Smith
Mr Tomkin …. George Baker
Philip as a boy …. Barnaby Rhys-Jones
Anthony as a boy …. Thomas Amlot
Consultant …. Richard Durden

Director: Jeremy Mortimer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 January 1986.


MON 11:00 TED Radio Hour (m0015450)
Series 8

Migration

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

Manoush Zomorodi explores how migration is part of everyone’s history. How does this continue to reshape our culture and lives?

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


MON 11:50 Inheritance Tracks (m0015453)
Pam Ferris

Actress Pam Ferris chooses You Are My Heart's Delight by Richard Tauber and Bonde by Ali Farka Toure with Ry Cooder.


MON 12:00 Lines From My Grandfather's Forehead (b00hk2f1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 Boogie Up the River (b007jz40)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 Hercule Poirot (b007jpks)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 Destination - Fire! (m000b6l4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 The Librarian by Salley Vickers (b0b7f15v)
Episode 6

As winter approaches, the library roof remains unrepaired and a friendship is about to cross a line forever.

Salley Vickers' lyrical tribute to the power of children's literature.

Economic uncertainty and a growing dissatisfaction with old class distinctions cause friction after the arrival of a recent library graduate, Sylvia Blackwell

Read by Barbara Flynn.

Abridged in ten parts by the author.

Producer: Eilidh McCreadie

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2018.


MON 14:15 Lynne Reid Banks - The L-Shaped Room (b00sss5c)
6. Hospital

Battling 1950s social prejudices, single mother-to-be Jane is in hospital with a threatened miscarriage.

Lynne Reid Banks' groundbreaking story of middle-class Jane, pregnant and unmarried, has remained in print ever since it was first published in 1960.

Dramatised in ten parts by Juliet Ace.

Jane …… Lynne Seymour
John …… Trevor Laird
Mavis …… Marie Gordon-Price
Toby …… John McAndrew
Dr Maxwell …… John Rowe

Producer: Alison Hindell.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2004.


MON 14:30 Freedom Song (b008q0sr)
When celebrated African-American contralto Marian Anderson was refused permission to sing at Washington's Constitution Hall in 1939, the result was a free concert at the Lincoln memorial.

75,000 people gathered to hear Anderson's solo recital.

Tony Phillips tells the story of a remarkable event where the worlds of high art and civil rights were brought together.

Produced at BBC Manchester by Ekene Akalawu.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2008.


MON 15:00 Andrew Rissik - A Man Alone (m000lgxb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 Wordaholics (b01d0prh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 16:30 Arrested Development (b0075vs2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


MON 17:00 Boswell's Lives (b0547ntj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 17:30 Just a Minute (m0014x7n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 18:00 The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by HP Lovecraft (m000jl2d)
Episode 1

Award-winning writer/director Julian Simpson creates an HP Lovecraft-inspired universe through the prism of podcasters Matthew Heawood and Kennedy Fisher.

The story begins with a missing-person investigation. Charles Dexter Ward has vanished from a secure psychiatric hospital in Rhode Island. Two months later his psychiatrist Doctor Willett murders a woman in Highgate, England. Are the two events connected?

Kennedy Fisher ...... Jana Carpenter
Matthew Heawood ...... Barnaby Kay
Charles Dexter Ward …… Samuel Barnett
Doctor Willett …… Mark Bazely
Claire Rushmore …… Madeleine Potter
Sylvester Birtwhistle …… Nathan Osgood

Producer: Karen Rose

Director/Writer: Julian Simpson

Sound Recordist and Designer: David Thomas
Music by Tim Elsenburg

A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in December 2018.


MON 18:15 And Another Thing by Eoin Colfer (b012xs2d)
Episode 1

Eoin Colfer's sequel to Douglas Adams's Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series.

There is very nearly tea and biscuits.

Arthur Dent’s taking tea when reality cracks and he’s returned to an Earth whose destruction is imminent.

Read by Stephen Mangan, with Peter Serafinowicz.

Abridged by Penny Leicester.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2009.


MON 18:30 A Good Read (b03gbs6q)
John Inverdale and Rachel Cook

Harriett Gilbert talks books with John Inverdale and Rachel Cooke.

John Inverdale's choice: Coronation Everest by Jan Morris
Published by Faber and Faber

Rachel Cooke's choice: The Wife by Meg Wolitzer
Published by Vintage

Harriett Gilbert's choice: Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell
Published by Penguin Classics

Producer: Melvin Rickarby

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2013.


MON 19:00 Lines From My Grandfather's Forehead (b00hk2f1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 Boogie Up the River (b007jz40)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 Hercule Poirot (b007jpks)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 Destination - Fire! (m000b6l4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 TED Radio Hour (m0015450)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:50 Inheritance Tracks (m0015453)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:50 today]


MON 22:00 Just a Minute (m0014x7n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 On the Town with the League of Gentlemen (b0080p90)
Go to Joan Glover

An educational theatre troupe with an unusual agenda visit the school in the 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 (m0014xy6)
Series 107

Episode 10

Recorded at the BBC Radio Theatre, this week Andy Zaltzman is joined by Mark Steel, Sindhu Vee, Daniel Finkelstein and Lucy Porter to discuss war in Ukraine and the international reaction. Last in the series.

Hosted by Andy Zaltzman
Chairs script by Andy Zaltzman
Additional Material from Alice Fraser, Mike Shepherd, Cameron Loxdale, Jade Gebbie and Peter Tellouche.
Production Co-ordinator: Katie Baum
Sound Editor: Marc Willcox

The Producer is James Robinson, and it is a BBC Studios Production.


MON 23:30 Elis James's Pantheon of Heroes (b01p7l07)
Series 2

Cultural Heroes

Iolo Morgannwg, Lady Llanover and Michael Heseltine.

Comedian Elis James compares key figures in Welsh history to determine the ultimate heroes of Wales.

With Ben Partridge and Nadia Kamil.

Written by Elis James, Gareth Gwyn and Benjamin Partridge.

Producer: Sharif Shahwan

First broadcast on BBC Radio Wales in December 2012.



TUESDAY 08 MARCH 2022

TUE 00:00 The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by HP Lovecraft (m000jl2d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:15 And Another Thing by Eoin Colfer (b012xs2d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:15 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 A Good Read (b03gbs6q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 Hercule Poirot (b007jpks)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 Destination - Fire! (m000b6l4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 The Librarian by Salley Vickers (b0b7f15v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:15 Lynne Reid Banks - The L-Shaped Room (b00sss5c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 Freedom Song (b008q0sr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 Andrew Rissik - A Man Alone (m000lgxb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 Wordaholics (b01d0prh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:30 Arrested Development (b0075vs2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 Boswell's Lives (b0547ntj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 Just a Minute (m0014x7n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 Hercule Poirot (b007jpl9)
Death on the Nile

2. Vendetta

Hercule Poirot senses the atmosphere of evil afloat, as Jackie's vendetta continues.

Agatha Christie's whodunit stars John Moffatt as Hercule Poirot

Hercule Poirot …. John Moffatt
Colonel Race …. Donald Sinden
Mrs Allerton …. Rosemary Leach
Pennington …. Stratford Johns
Linnet Ridgeway …. Elaine Pyke
Simon Doyle …. Robert Daws
Tim Allerton …. Nicholas Boulton
Jacqueline de Bellefort …. Amanda Barton-Chapple
Mrs Otterbourne …. Shirley Dixon
Rosalie Otterbourne …. Emma Woodvine
Miss Van Schuyler …. Irene Sutcliffe
Cornelia …. Teresa Gallagher
Fanthorp …. Robert May
Richetti …. Ioan Meredith
Ferguson …. Robert Portal
Guide …. Ben Thomas
Steward …. Christopher Scott

Dramatised by Michael Bakewell.

Director: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1997.


TUE 06:30 Destination - Fire! (m000b864)
Series 1

4. The Guilty Ghost

Can fire investigator Quentin Barnaby determine if a fire aboard ship is an accident or arson? Stars Robert Beatty. From 1962.

A 1962 drama series set off the well-beaten detection track. It's writer Philip Levene talked about his inspiration: "I have always been fascinated by fire......while writing two plays [Untimely Death, Weather For Murder] I was struck by the wide variety of intriguing ideas in a field that seemed (bar the obvious insurance fraud) comparatively untouched to date. Personally I have had my fill of court-room dramas, endless bodies and Private Eyes, but the puzzle of the charred remains of a burnt-out building intrigue me. The motivations of arson are numerous: greed, financial reverses destruction of evidence, revenge".

It stars noted Canadian radio, television and screen actor, Robert Beatty (1909 - 1992). Beatty shared the screen with James Mason in Odd Man Out (1947), Gregory Peck in Horatio Hornblower (1951) and Richard Burton in Where Eagles Dare (1968), as well as playing the Lester Powell's Irish private detective, Philip Odell on the BBC Light Programme from 1947 to 1961.

Quentin Barnaby … Robert Beatty
Val Crane … Gudrun Ure
Inspector Hackett …Duncan McIntyre
Alec Groves … Anthony Hall
Mrs Morreau … Vivienne Chatterton
Jan … Malcolm Hayes
Captain Clarke … Leslie Perrins
Taylor … Anthony VIccars
Freeman … Godfrey Kenton
Fred … Frank Partington

Written by Philip Levene

Produced by Martyn C. Webster

First broadcast on the BBC Light Service in November 1962.


TUE 07:00 The Architects (b03zdkk7)
Series 1

Multi-Faith

25 years on, Sir Lucien is still bitter about the rejection of his designs for Shakespeare's Globe in reinforced concrete.

Finally he's going to do something about it.

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
Justin ...... Ben Crowe
Planning Officer ...... Carolyn Pickles
Dawn ...... Susie Riddell

Director: Toby Swift

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2014.


TUE 07:30 Please Use Other Door (m0014wv7)
Series 1

Episode 4

From Bill Dare (Dead Ringers, The Secret World), sketches satirising life as we know it. Naturalistic sketches taking a sometimes dark look at the world of work, relationships, institutions and families.

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 (b007k4sy)
The Mystery of the Marie Celeste (Solved)

Grytpype-Thynne needs a crew to discover the true fate of the mysterious brigantine.

Groundbreaking, surreal BBC radio comedy written by Spike Milligan and Eric Sykes.

Starring:

Peter Sellers
Harry Secombe
Spike Milligan

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

With the Ray Ellington Quartet and Max Geldray.

Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott.

Announcer: Wallace Greenslade

Producer: Peter Eton

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in November 1954.


TUE 08:30 King Street Junior (b007jmfw)
Series 5

Good Times, Bad Times

Mrs Stone thinks that teachers are all frustrated performers, and she may well be right.

Created and written by Jim Eldridge.

Ten series of this comedy about King Street Junior School ran between 1985 and 1998. King Street Junior Revisited ran from 2002 to 2005.

Mr Sims …. Karl Howman
Mr Beeston …. James Grout
Mr Holliday …. Tom Watson
Mr Stone …. Margaret John
Mrs Rudd …. Vivienne Martin
Mr Long …. Paul Copley
Miss Lewis …. Marlene Sidaway
Mrs Patterson …. Deidre Costello
Miss Hassan …. Shareen Shah
Razia …. Elaine Tan
Sophie …. Leann Compton
Sadiq …. Dean Ashraf
Carlos …. Remy Beard

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1990.


TUE 09:00 The News Quiz (m0014xy6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:30 The Mitch Benn Music Show (b00bf7wv)
Series 2

Neil Hannon

The host presents a selection of classic comic songs. With special guest Neil Hannon from The Divine Comedy. From November 2006.


TUE 10:00 Andrew Rissik - A Man Alone (m000lnpz)
Jennifer

It was not just the sunshine and cheap wine that brought Philip Tremayne to Greece in the early 1960s. He needed somewhere to write and he wanted to distance himself from past events.

Jennifer brings back those memories and her arrival marks an end to Philip's isolation and, in a way, his happiness.

The ups and downs in the life story of Philip Tremayne.

Told across three plays by Andrew Rissik and starring Ronald Pickup.

Philip Tremayne …. Ronald Pickup
Jennifer .... Brenda Blethyn
Philip's Father …. Patrick Troughton
Henderson .... Peter Woodthorpe
Priest …. Brian Smith
Consultant …. Richard Durden

Director: Jeremy Mortimer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1986.


TUE 11:00 Archive on 4 (b011zkly)
The Light Music Festival

Although many Radio 4 listeners grew up tuning in to light orchestral music, it's now largely been forgotten. Most of us will be still be familiar with at least one very famous piece of light music: 'By The Sleepy Lagoon' - better known as the theme tune to 'Desert Island Discs' and composed by Eric Coates.

When BBC Radio was much slimmer than it is today - made up of just the Home Service, the Light Programme and the Third Programme - listeners tuned in to hear a live concert for the Festival of Light Music. it began in 1953 and was broadcast every June.

With the disappearance of the Light Programme in 1967 when it split into Radios 1 and 2, light music began to disappear from the airwaves. Eventually its only home was a single slot 'Friday Night is Music Night'. So why did such a popular style of music fade away?

The music journalist and broadcaster Paul Morley uses BBC archive to explore light music at its peak, including interviews with some of the major composers of British light music - Eric Coates, Ronald Binge and Ernest Tomlinson. He traces its decline, and looks at its possible resurgence in 2011, with events like the 'Light Fantastic Festival'.

Paul travels to Preston to meet Ernest Tomlinson and takes a tour around the Light Music Society's remarkable archive of thousands of pieces of light music - all rescued by Tomlinson and his daughter Hilary after the BBC and music publishers threw it away.

Paul also meets Christopher Austin at the Royal Academy of Music and the young conductor John Wilson, who is passionate about light music: for him, this music is not about nostalgia but beautifully written miniatures of orchestral music.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2011.


TUE 12:00 The Goon Show (b007k4sy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 King Street Junior (b007jmfw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 Hercule Poirot (b007jpl9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 Destination - Fire! (m000b864)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 The Librarian by Salley Vickers (b0b7fjnd)
Episode 7

War breaks out between Sylvia and her neighbour Mr Collins - and young Sam is caught in the middle.

The acclaimed author of 'Miss Garnet's Angel', 'Where Three Roads Meet' and 'Dancing Backwards' casts her clear psychoanalytic gaze on small town, post-war England. Economic uncertainty and a growing dissatisfaction with old class distinctions cause friction as a recent library graduate comes to a new town determined to open the world of literature to all the local children.

Written and abridged by Salley Vickers
Read by Barbara Flynn
Produced by Eilidh McCreadie

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2018.


TUE 14:15 Lynne Reid Banks - The L-Shaped Room (b00st4hk)
7. The Visitor

Reconciled Jane and Toby are making Christmas plans, when an unexpected visitor arrives. Stars Lynne Seymour and John McAndrew.


TUE 14:30 Salt (b051rjpm)
1. Not Just Seasoning

It’s easy to take salt for granted - its abundance on supermarket shelves, coupled with the development of refrigeration and freezing for our food, means we can all too readily overlook its vital and multiple role in our history.

Steph McGovern sets out to explain this role. She hears how it has taken root in our language, visits a chemistry class to find out about how it’s produced and its importance to our physical wellbeing, talks with history professor Peter Wallenstein about the unexpected importance of salt in military strategy right up until the 20th century, and also Pierre Laszlo who explains how salt not only helped shape economies and cities like Salzburg, Munich and Venice, but also played a crucial role in revolutions across France, America and India.

Steph also visits a graveyard and hears talk of the tradition of sin eating at Welsh wakes, an illustration of salt’s widespread place in religion and superstition across the world. Finally she talks with a commodities expert to discover just how much salt is worth today - significantly less than the days it was traded like for like with gold.

Produced by Geoff Bird.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2015.


TUE 15:00 Andrew Rissik - A Man Alone (m000lnpz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 The 3rd Degree (b0b7dlw4)
Series 8

Newcastle University

A funny and dynamic quiz show hosted by Steve Punt - this week from Newcastle University with specialist subjects including Physiological Sciences, Sociology and Media and Communication and questions ranging from Bach and benzene rings to Mills and Boon and Mick Jagger.

Recorded on location at a different University each week, pitting three Undergraduates against three of their Professors in an original and fresh take on an academic quiz.

The rounds vary between Specialist Subjects and General Knowledge, quickfire bell-and-buzzer rounds and the Highbrow and Lowbrow round cunningly devised to test not only the students' knowledge of current affairs, history, languages and science, but also their Professors' awareness of TV, sport, and quite possibly Justin Bieber. In addition, the Head-to-Head rounds see students take on their Professors in their own subjects, offering plenty of scope for mild embarrassment on both sides.

Producer: David Tyler

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


TUE 16:30 The Mitch Benn Music Show (b00bf7wv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


TUE 17:00 The Architects (b03zdkk7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 17:30 Please Use Other Door (m0014wv7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 18:00 The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by HP Lovecraft (m000jmf6)
Episode 2

Award-winning writer/director Julian Simpson creates an HP Lovecraft-inspired universe through the prism of podcasters Matthew Heawood and Kennedy Fisher.

The story begins with a missing-person investigation. Charles Dexter Ward has vanished from a secure psychiatric hospital in Rhode Island. Two months later his psychiatrist Doctor Willett murders a woman in Highgate, England. Are the two events connected?

Kennedy gets a lead from an interview with George Shepley, the librarian from Charles Dexter Ward’s old school.

Kennedy Fisher ...... Jana Carpenter
Matthew Heawood ...... Barnaby Kay
Sylvester Birtwhistle …… Nathan Osgood
George Shepley …… Adam Godley
Contact …… Ben Crowe
Doctor Willett …… Mark Bazely
Charles Dexter Ward …… Samuel Barnett
Barbara Sayers …… Penny Downie

Producer: Karen Rose

Director/Writer: Julian Simpson

Sound Recordist and Designer: David Thomas
Music by Tim Elsenburg

A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in December 2018.


TUE 18:15 And Another Thing by Eoin Colfer (b012xxvs)
Episode 2

Eoin Colfer's sequel to Douglas Adams's Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series.

An old friend appears.

After being rescued by Zaphod Beeblebrox, Ford bamboozles Zaphod's second head, stalling their escape.

Read by Stephen Mangan, with Peter Serafinowicz.

Abridged by Penny Leicester.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2009.


TUE 18:30 Soul Music (b05r3tf3)
Series 20

Bach Cello Suite No 1 in G

Bach's Cello Suite No I in G is one of the most frequently performed and recognisable solo compositions ever written for cello. Yet it was virtually unknown for almost two hundred years until the Catalan cellist, Pablo Casals discovered an edition in a thrift shop in Barcelona. Casals became the first to record it and the suites are now cherished by musicians across the globe.

World-renowned cellist Steven Isserlis describes his relationship with the piece and why it still surprises and excites him. Fellow cellists Richard Jenkinson and Jane Salmon talk about the challenge of playing it and we hear from the Dominic Martens, a member of the National Youth Orchestra and his teacher, Nick Jones as they explore the piece together.

Garden designer Julie Moir Messervy describes how Yo-Yo Ma's recording inspired her to design The Toronto Music Garden and doctor Heidi Kimberly explains why she chose the piece for her wedding and why she believes the suite to have healing powers.

While historian and author, Eric Siblin, reveals the extraordinary history of the suites and why some still argue that they was written by Bach's second wife Anna Magdalena.

Producer: Lucy Lunt

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2015.


TUE 19:00 The Goon Show (b007k4sy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 King Street Junior (b007jmfw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 Hercule Poirot (b007jpl9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 Destination - Fire! (m000b864)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 Archive on 4 (b011zkly)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 22:00 Please Use Other Door (m0014wv7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 Mark Steel's in Town (m001548s)
Series 3

Douglas

Mark Steel continues his tour of six more UK towns as he performs for the residents of Douglas on the Isle of Man.

His bespoke stand-up show covers space travel, fairy bridges and the mystery - or otherwise - of Gef the Talking Mongoose.

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 (b0089jzh)
Episode 5

The full and hideous truth is revealed.

Peter Bradshaw concludes 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 Friends Like These (b0076xs8)
Casualties

An eventful road-trip along the M6 reunites ex boy band members Mick and Alvin and forces them to confront their long-lost glory years.

Mick.......................Paul Barnhill
Alvin......................Neil Warhurst

Director: Claudine Toutoungi

Written by Neil Warhurst and Paul Barnhill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2006.


TUE 23:30 I've Never Seen Star Wars (b00hq2xz)
Series 2

Jan Ravens

Marcus Brigstocke invites his guest to try things they've never done before. Whether the experiences are banal or profound, the show is all about getting out of our comfort zones and embracing the new.

The guest is Jan Ravens

Devised and produced by Bill Dare.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2009.



WEDNESDAY 09 MARCH 2022

WED 00:00 The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by HP Lovecraft (m000jmf6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:15 And Another Thing by Eoin Colfer (b012xxvs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:15 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 Soul Music (b05r3tf3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 Hercule Poirot (b007jpl9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 Destination - Fire! (m000b864)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 The Librarian by Salley Vickers (b0b7fjnd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday]


WED 02:15 Lynne Reid Banks - The L-Shaped Room (b00st4hk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Tuesday]


WED 02:30 Salt (b051rjpm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 Andrew Rissik - A Man Alone (m000lnpz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 The 3rd Degree (b0b7dlw4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:30 The Mitch Benn Music Show (b00bf7wv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 The Architects (b03zdkk7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 Please Use Other Door (m0014wv7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 Hercule Poirot (b007jplt)
Death on the Nile

3. Murder

Feeling a great sense of impending doom, Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot's holiday cruise is turning into a nightmare afloat.

Agatha Christie's whodunit stars John Moffatt as Hercule Poirot

Hercule Poirot ...... John Moffatt
Colonel Race ...... Donald Sinden
Mrs Allerton ...... Rosemary Leach
Pennington ...... Stratford Johns
Linnet Ridgeway ...... Elaine Pyke
Simon Doyle ...... Robert Daws
Tim Allerton ...... Nicholas Boulton
Jacqueline de Bellefort ...... Amanda Barton-Chapple
Mrs Otterbourne ...... Shirley Dixon
Rosalie Otterbourne ...... Emma Woodvine
Miss Van Schuyler ...... Irene Sutcliffe
Cornelia ...... Teresa Gallagher
Fanthorp ...... Robert May
Richetti ...... Ioan Meredith
Joanna Southwood ...... Joanna Monro
Monsieur Blondin ...... Sean Baker
Louise ...... Colleen Prendergast
Simon Doyle ...... Robert Daws
Dr Bessner ...... Keith Drinkel
Rockford ...... Ed Bishop
Steward ...... Christopher Scott
Thomas Cook Agent ...... Timothy Alcock
Waiter ...... Chris Pavlo

Dramatised by Michael Bakewell.

Director: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1997.


WED 06:30 Destination - Fire! (m000bfwy)
Series 1

5. Cause for Alarm

Claude Routledge opens a hardware shop on a new housing estate, which on the surface seems to be successful. So why is the agent from the Eastern Loan Company a regular visitor?

Fire investigator Quentin Barnaby must solve another mysterious case.

Quentin Barnaby ... Robert Beatty
Val Crane … Gudrun Ure
Inspector Hackett …Duncan McIntyre
Alec Groves … Anthony Hall
Claude Routledge ... Malcolm Hayes
Sue Routledge ... Sulwen Morgan
Dave Campbell ... Peter Claughton
Ernie Nelson ... John Baddeley
Brian Jarvis ... Kenneth Dight
Mrs Adams ... Mary O'Farrell

Written by Philip Levene

Produced by Martyn C. Webster

First broadcast on the BBC Light Service in November 1962.


WED 07:00 Alexei Sayle's Imaginary Sandwich Bar (m0008jf9)
Series 3

Santa Claused Faced Old…

Alexei tells the story of a long-lost tin of pâté, offers his thoughts on the gig economy and reveals what he believes to be the secret war being waged by the old on the young.

Written by Alexei Sayle
Performed by Alexei Sayle
Produced by Joe Nunnery

A BBC Studios Production, first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2019.


WED 07:30 Conversations from a Long Marriage (m0014x1d)
Series 3

Birthday Blues

Joanna Lumley and Roger Allam return with the third series of Jan Etherington’s award-winning comedy about a long-married couple in love with life and each other. Most of the time. This week, it’s a big birthday for Roger. But he doesn’t want a party and he doesn’t like his present - an electric bike - which he believes is for ‘old geezers’. However, when he starts a healthy diet, whitens his teeth and she catches him using her face cream, Joanna wonders if it is just a big birthday life crisis – or could it be an affair?

Conversations from a Long Marriage won the Voice of the Listener & Viewer Award for Best Radio Comedy in 2020.

‘Joanna Lumley and Roger Allam have had illustrious acting careers but can they ever have done anything better than Jan Etherington’s two hander? This is a work of supreme craftsmanship.’ RADIO TIMES

‘Peppered with nostalgic 60s hits and especially written for the pair, it’s an endearing portrait of exasperation, laced with hard won tolerance – and something like love.’ THE GUARDIAN

‘The delicious fruit of the writer, Jan Etherington’s experience of writing lots of TV and radio, blessed by being acted by Joanna Lumley and Roger Allam. Treasure this one, produced by Claire Jones. Unlike many a current Radio 4 ‘comedy’, this series makes people laugh’ GILLIAN REYNOLDS. SUNDAY TIMES

‘You’ve been listening at my window, Jan’. JOANNA LUMLEY

‘The writing is spot on and Joanna Lumley and Roger Allam exquisite. So real, so entertaining. Please never stop making such terrific radio’. BBC DUTY LOG

‘Absolutely brilliant!! May it never end!’ BBC DUTY LOG

Conversations from a Long Marriage is written by Jan Etherington and produced by Claire Jones. It is a BBC Studios Production.


WED 08:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b00802l8)
Series 5

The Publicity Photograph

The lad's new image leads to a major makeover away from the camera.

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 February 1958.


WED 08:30 If You're So Clever, Why Aren't You Rich? (b00s8llf)
Series 2

Coochie Coochie

Judith decides she wants a baby, so the search begins for the perfect mate. Could Giles or David be in the running?

Stars Douglas Hodge, Paul Bigley and Amanda Root.

Comedy drama series about three promising graduates still underachieving in their 30s.

Written by Paul Shearer and Richard Turner.

Giles ……............... Douglas Hodge
David ……............. Paul Bigley
Judith …… ............Amanda Root

Other parts played by Felicity Montague, Gavin Muir, Colleen Prendergast and Stephen Critchlow

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1996


WED 09:00 Booked (b00753z7)
Series 1

Episode 4

Ian McMillan introduces the Cat in the Hat and sends Mellors to meet Captain Hornblower, in the maverick literary game.

With Mark Thomas, Dillie Keane, Roger McGough and Miles Kington.

Producer: Marc Jobst

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1995.


WED 09:30 All the Young Dudes (b01c7rsl)
Series 2

Communication Breakdown

Continuing comedy-drma from writer Jim Sweeney about the lives of three old school friends.

The couples need to talk, but is a cosy chat really what's on the agenda?

With Jim Sweeney and Stephen Frost.

Produced by Steve Doherty.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2002.


WED 10:00 Andrew Rissik - A Man Alone (m000lsjr)
Harriet

After 15 years Philip and Jennifer have settled into marriage in the same way that he has settled into his job as a TV producer. Drink, he finds, helps considerably. So does Harriet. But in the end both Harriet and the whisky let him down.

Only then, with props to help him, can Philip see the pattern that stands out so clearly in his life.

The ups and downs in the life story of Philip Tremayne.

The last of three plays by Andrew Rissik and starring Ronald Pickup.

Philip Tremayne …. Ronald Pickup
Jennifer .... Brenda Blethyn
Harriet .... Jane Leonard
Alan ... James MacPherson
Philip's Father .... Patrick Troughton
Anthony ... Benedict Taylor
Mr Tomkin ... George Baker
Philip as a boy ... Barnaby Rhys-Jones
Consultant ... Richard Durden

Director: Jeremy Mortimer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1986.


WED 11:00 The Real Comedy Controllers: The Things That Made Us Laugh (m00154p9)
Satire and Sitcoms

2. Steptoe and Son

Instead of guest Comedy Controllers, choosing their comedy favourites, it is now the turn of Paul Jackson, Beryl Vertue, John Lloyd and Jimmy Mulville who have between them well over a 150 years of gut-busting, side-aching woofers, gags - and the occasional horrific mistimed silence.

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

This time, they travel back to the 1960s and 70s to celebrate the satire boom, to trace the development of sitcoms both here and abroad, and to remember the golden years of BBC Entertainment. Featuring:

‘Steptoe and Son: Come Dancing’. From June 1974

‘The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show’ with special guest Penelope Keith. From March 1978.

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 (b00802l8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 If You're So Clever, Why Aren't You Rich? (b00s8llf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 Hercule Poirot (b007jplt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 Destination - Fire! (m000bfwy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 The Librarian by Salley Vickers (b0b7hbcs)
Episode 8

After secretly visiting London with married man Hugh, Sylvia faces a confrontation at the library.

The acclaimed author of 'Miss Garnet's Angel', 'Where Three Roads Meet' and 'Dancing Backwards' casts her clear psychoanalytic gaze on small town, post-war England. Economic uncertainty and a growing dissatisfaction with old class distinctions cause friction as a recent library graduate comes to a new town determined to open the world of literature to all the local children.

Written and abridged by Salley Vickers
Read by Barbara Flynn
Produced by Eilidh McCreadie

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2018.


WED 14:15 Lynne Reid Banks - The L-Shaped Room (b00st9x9)
8. The Return

Single mother-to-be Jane returns home to find her boarding house deserted. Stars Lynne Seymour.


WED 14:30 Salt (b052hffg)
2. Growth and Impact

Steph McGovern turns her attention to salt's role in our diet. She begins in Anglesey at the Halen Mon sea salt company, learning how they produce their salt from the waters of the Menai Straits, then moves on to learn more about the wide variety of artisan salts that have become so popular in recent years - from French Fleur du Sel to the beautiful pink Himalayan Rock Salt.

Steph goes on to address the issue of salt and health, hearing from a campaign group promoting the lowering of salt consumption down to 6 grammes a day through schemes such as reducing the number of holes in chip shop salt shakers.

Finally Steph heads down the salt mine at Winsford in Cheshire, with 160 miles of tunnels and an off-shoot storage facility that capitalises on the ideal humidity by storing everything from grand pianos and barrel organs to unwanted waxworks.

Produced by Geoff Bird.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2015.


WED 15:00 Andrew Rissik - A Man Alone (m000lsjr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 Booked (b00753z7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


WED 16:30 All the Young Dudes (b01c7rsl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


WED 17:00 Alexei Sayle's Imaginary Sandwich Bar (m0008jf9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 17:30 Conversations from a Long Marriage (m0014x1d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 18:00 The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by HP Lovecraft (m000jm8c)
Episode 3

Award-winning writer/director Julian Simpson creates an HP Lovecraft-inspired universe through the prism of podcasters Matthew Heawood and Kennedy Fisher.

The story begins with a missing-person investigation. Charles Dexter Ward has vanished from a secure psychiatric hospital in Rhode Island. Two months later his psychiatrist Doctor Willett murders a woman in Highgate, England. Are the two events connected?

In this episode the question is asked - who is Joseph Curwen?

Kennedy Fisher ...... Jana Carpenter
Matthew Heawood ...... Barnaby Kay
George Shepley …… Adam Godley
Tyler Green …… Alex Lanipekun
Alice …… Samantha Dakin
Charles Dexter Ward …… Harry Kay
Doctor Willett …… Mark Bazely

Producer: Karen Rose

Director/Writer: Julian Simpson

Sound Recordist and Designer: David Thomas
Music by Tim Elsenburg

A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in December 2018.


WED 18:15 And Another Thing by Eoin Colfer (b012ylgk)
Episode 3

Eoin Colfer's sequel to Douglas Adams's Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series.

A deal is struck.

Wowbagger agrees to give Zaphod, Ford, Arthur, Trillian and Random a lift - as long as they can arrange to kill him. Meanwhile the Vogons are off to destroy a colony of surviving Earthlings...

Read by Stephen Mangan, with Peter Serafinowicz.

Abridged by Penny Leicester.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2009.


WED 18:30 The Radio Detectives (m000519l)
Series 3

The Genius of Gideon Fell

A profile of John Dickson Carr's archetypal English eccentric Gideon Fell, played on radio by Sir Donald Sinden.

Series about classic detectives presented by Professor Jeffrey Richards.

With Peter Ling, Enyd Williams and Donald Sinden.

Producer: Liz Anstee

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2000


WED 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b00802l8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 If You're So Clever, Why Aren't You Rich? (b00s8llf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 Hercule Poirot (b007jplt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 Destination - Fire! (m000bfwy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 The Real Comedy Controllers: The Things That Made Us Laugh (m00154p9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 22:00 Conversations from a Long Marriage (m0014x1d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 Bunk Bed (m0003r4y)
Series 6

Episode 3

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 wrestle life's challenges. This week, they discuss childhood sightings of wigs, the revival of the sedan chair to make Britain great again and archive of film legend Bette Davis destroying an interviewer.

Produced by Peter Curran

A Foghorn production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in April 2019.


WED 22:45 Josie Long: All of the Planet's Wonders (b00htxbs)
Obscure Animal Facts

In her continuing quest to better herself through learning and discovering things in reference books, comedian Josie Long, explores the fantastic world of obscure animal facts in a bid to become the ultimate quiz contestant.

With her comedic cohorts, Maeve Higgins, Chris Neil, Jesse Thorne and Geoff Long.

Producer Colin Anderson

First broadcast BBC Radio 4 in March 2009.


WED 23:00 Radio Active (b00g42t4)
Series 7

Radio Radio Programme

The on-air team looks at how radio works, why radios work, what radio works on the radio and what radio works have been done on the radio which work.

Plus Martin Brown meets special guest John Peel to ask him what it's like being Emma's brother.

Starring Helen Atkinson Wood, Angus Deayton, Geoffrey Perkins, Philip Pope and Michael Fenton-Stevens.

Music by Philip Pope and Steve Brown.

Written by Angus Deayton and Geoffrey Perkins. With Michael Fenton-Stevens.

Producer: David Tyler

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1987.


WED 23:30 Ectoplasm (b007wwd6)
The Adventure of the Stupid Ignorant Americans

Lord Zimbabwe faces his greatest challenge yet - a voyage to the moon to rescue an American who has been subject to a cruel alien snatch.

This could only mean one thing.......

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

Lord Zimbabwe ...... Nick Romero
Dr Lilac ...... Dan Freedman
Cletus ...... Owen Oakeshott
Marylou Coyotecock ...... Sophie Aldred
Vicar ...... Colin Guthrie
Theremin ...... Peter Donaldson

Other parts played by the cast.

Producer: Helen Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2000.



THURSDAY 10 MARCH 2022

THU 00:00 The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by HP Lovecraft (m000jm8c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:15 And Another Thing by Eoin Colfer (b012ylgk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:15 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 The Radio Detectives (m000519l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 Hercule Poirot (b007jplt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 Destination - Fire! (m000bfwy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 The Librarian by Salley Vickers (b0b7hbcs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:15 Lynne Reid Banks - The L-Shaped Room (b00st9x9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 Salt (b052hffg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 Andrew Rissik - A Man Alone (m000lsjr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 Booked (b00753z7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:30 All the Young Dudes (b01c7rsl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 Alexei Sayle's Imaginary Sandwich Bar (m0008jf9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 Conversations from a Long Marriage (m0014x1d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 Hercule Poirot (b007jpmb)
Death on the Nile

4. Discovery

A grisly discovery leaves Hercule Poirot baffled.

But the main murder suspect couldn't possibly have committed the crime?

Agatha Christie's whodunit stars John Moffatt as Poirot

Hercule Poirot …. John Moffatt
Colonel Race …. Donald Sinden
Mrs Allerton …. Rosemary Leach
Pennington …. Stratford Johns
Linnet Ridgeway …. Elaine Pyke
Simon Doyle …. Robert Daws
Tim Allerton …. Nicholas Boulton
Jacqueline de Bellefort …. Amanda Barton-Chapple
Mrs Otterbourne …. Shirley Dixon
Rosalie Otterbourne …. Emma Woodvine
Richetti …. Ioan Meredith
Joanna Southwood …. Joanna Monro
Monsieur Blondin …. Sean Baker
Rockford …. Ed Bishop
Ferguson …. Robert Portal
Steward …. Christopher Scott
Stewardess …. Janet Maw
Thomas Cook Agent …. Timothy Alcock
Waiter …. Chris Pavlo

Dramatised by Michael Bakewell.

Director: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1997.


THU 06:30 Destination - Fire! (m000bfy6)
Series 1

6. Frozen Alibi

Can fire investigator Quentin Barnaby determine if an office blaze was an accident or arson?

A 1962 drama series set off the well-beaten detection track. It's writer Philip Levene talked about his inspiration: "I have always been fascinated by fire......while writing two plays [Untimely Death, Weather For Murder] I was struck by the wide variety of intriguing ideas in a field that seemed (bar the obvious insurance fraud) comparatively untouched to date. Personally I have had my fill of court-room dramas, endless bodies and Private Eyes, but the puzzle of the charred remains of a burnt-out building intrigue me. The motivations of arson are numerous: greed, financial reverses destruction of evidence, revenge".

It stars noted Canadian radio, television and screen actor, Robert Beatty (1909 - 1992). Beatty shared the screen with James Mason in Odd Man Out (1947), Gregory Peck in Horatio Hornblower (1951) and Richard Burton in Where Eagles Dare (1968), as well as playing the Lester Powell's Irish private detective, Philip Odell on the BBC Light Programme from 1947 to 1961.

Quentin Barnaby ... Robert Beatty
Val Crane … Gudrun Ure
Inspector Hackett …Duncan McIntyre
Alec Groves … Anthony Hall
Mr Ackroyd… Austin Trevor
Gloria … Jill Hyem
Miss Turner … Barbara Mitchell
Thornton … Denys Hawthorne
Bob Craig … John Pullen
Joan Masters … Mary Law

Written by Philip Levene

Produced by Martyn C. Webster

First broadcast on the BBC Light Service in November 1962.


THU 07:00 It's a Fair Cop (b05y11w3)
Series 2

Reporting Crime

Policeman turned comic, Alfie Moore asks whether we think ALL crime should be reported and investigated.

You may be surprised at the result...

Alfie Moore's series in which his audience makes the policing decisions as he takes them through a real-life crime scenario.

Written and performed by Alfie Moore

Script Editor: Will Ing

Producer: Alison Vernon-Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2015.


THU 07:30 Plum House (b0b89kbv)
Series 2

Wedding Bells

Comedy about the inept staff at a historic house.

Every year, thousands of tourists flock to the Lake District. But one place they never go is Plum House - the former country home of terrible poet George Pudding (1779-1848).

Now a crumbling museum, losing money hand over fist, it struggles to stay open under its eccentric curator Peter Knight (Simon Callow). Tom Collyer (Tom Bell) tries and fails to get the museum back on track, alongside the hopelessly out of touch deputy Julian (Miles Jupp), corner-cutting gift shop manager Maureen (Jane Horrocks), put-upon education officer Emma (Louise Ford), and enthusiastic but dim-witted caretaker Alan (Pearce Quigley).

This week, the team are preparing to host their first wedding at the museum. With a journalist coming to cover the event, it’s a publicity coup for Plum House. But the groom has cold feet. Can they carry on regardless with a fake wedding? Tom is dubious - until Julian suggests he might pretend to marry Emma.

Cast:
Peter ..... Simon Callow
Julian ..... Miles Jupp
Maureen ..... Jane Horrocks
Tom ..... Tom Bell
Alan ..... Pearce Quigley
Emma ..... Louise Ford
Sophie ..... Jo Enright
Joe the Groom ..... Nico Tatarowicz
Amy / Wedding Shop Assistant ..... Maya Sondhi

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


THU 08:00 The Jason Explanation of... (b007jq6z)
Travel and Leisure

David Jason and company elect to poke fun at the Houses of Parliament.

With Sheila Steafel, Royce Mills and Chris Emmett.

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

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

Music by John Owen Edwards

Producer: Geoffrey Perkins

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 4 in September 1977.


THU 08:20 Leonard Rossiter - In a Nutshell (b00sj91n)
Dear Mother of God

"And lo! there also appeared an enormous great basilica, 500 car parks, infinite miracle hamburger stands and souvenir shops."

If the Son of Man returned, how would Christianity celebrate? Ponderings from Leonard Rossiter.

Barry Pilton's mercurial musings. .

Producer: Louise Purslow

First broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in September 1981.


THU 08:30 After Henry (b007jpt4)
Series 3

Wedding Bells

'Well, I think it's a mother's duty to keep a maternal eye on her daughter's emotional entanglements. That's what I always tried to do with you. You know, subtly. At a distance.'

Eleanor has plans for nuptials in the family, but the family has other ideas...

Simon Brett's comedy about three generations of women - struggling to cope after the death of Sarah's GP husband - who never quite manage to see eye to eye.

Sarah ...... Prunella Scales
Eleanor ...... Joan Sanderson
Russell ...... Benjamin Whitrow
Clare ...... Gerry Cowper

Four radio series were made, but instead of moving to BBC TV - Thames Television produced 'After Henry' for the ITV network.

Producer: Pete Atkin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1987.


THU 09:00 The Personality Test (b00m16xm)
Series 1

Greg Dyke

The BBC's former Director-General Greg Dykes quizzes a panel about himself.

Sue Perkins, Alan Carr and Lucy Porter battle with queries based on Greg's life, whims and interests

Series in which a fresh host every episode quizzes a comedy panel about themselves.

Script by Richard Turner

Devised & produced by Aled Evans.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2006.


THU 09:30 Tomorrow, Today! (b012b3dy)
Series 1

To the Moon and Back

Comedy series by Christopher William Hill, set in 1961. A BBC producer struggles to make a radio soap set in the unimaginably futuristic world of 2006.

The actors callously use the show to secure advertising deals.

Nigel Lavery ...... Peter Bowles
Sylvia Hann ...... Cheryl Campbell
Godfrey Winnard ...... John Fortune
Sir Angus McNairn ...... Gary Waldhorn
Hugo Kellerman ...... Joseph Kloska
Douglas Bennings ...... Jon Glover
Colin Franks ...... Paul Richard Biggin
Waitress ...... Miranda Keeling.


THU 10:00 John Fowles - The French Lieutenant's Woman (b00hhn1j)
1. The Outcast

1867 Lyme Regis: Charles Smithson's complacent snobbery is about to be shattered as he encounters a young social outcast, Sarah Woodruff.

John Hurt narrates John Fowles' passionate epic of two lovers in conflict with starched Victorian society.

Narrator ...... John Hurt
Charles ...... Jonathan Firth
Sarah ...... Emily Bruni
Ernestina ...... Kelly Reilly
Mrs Tranter ...... Elizabeth Spriggs
Dr Grogan ...... TP McKenna
Mrs Poulteney ...... Susan Jameson
Sam ...... Nick Sayce
Mary ...... Ella Smith
The Dairyman ...... Gerard McDermott
Mrs Fairley ...... Colleen Prendergast
Ostler ...... Wayne Foskett

Dramatised by Graham White.

Producer: Peter Kavanagh

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2006.


THU 11:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m001544s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


THU 11:45 The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry (m000bfry)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]


THU 12:00 The Jason Explanation of... (b007jq6z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:20 Leonard Rossiter - In a Nutshell (b00sj91n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:20 today]


THU 12:30 After Henry (b007jpt4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 Hercule Poirot (b007jpmb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 Destination - Fire! (m000bfy6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 The Librarian by Salley Vickers (b0b7rnjs)
Episode 9

As the respectable citizens of East Mole turn against Sylvia, a malicious act will cause danger to life and cast doubt on the future of her young friends.

The acclaimed author of 'Miss Garnet's Angel', 'Where Three Roads Meet' and 'Dancing Backwards' casts her clear psychoanalytic gaze on small town, post-war England. Economic uncertainty and a growing dissatisfaction with old class distinctions cause friction as a recent library graduate comes to a new town determined to open the world of literature to all the local children.

Written and abridged by Salley Vickers
Read by Barbara Flynn
Produced by Eilidh McCreadie

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2018.


THU 14:15 Lynne Reid Banks - The L-Shaped Room (b00sts9k)
9. Meeting

With Toby gone, single mother-to-be Jane bumps into the baby's father and asks him for help. Stars Lynne Seymour.


THU 14:30 Children of Wealth (b00f1qwx)
"Wealth gives you gunpowder; when you explode gunpowder you can go in any direction. Either way you are going to go very fast."

Thus says Will from California. One of 55 children of Citi Private Bank's richest clients where you need at least $10 million to qualify for a chequebook.

Jim White, journalist, broadcaster and author, spent a week mingling with these scions of the super-rich in the comforting old-world charm of London's Dorchester Hotel. Citi's motive for putting on a lavish week of contemplation and recreation was not entirely a philanthropic one. Research shows most inheritors tend to switch banks. They hired some of the finest minds in the financial world to advise this next generation of world-class wealth on how to keep it, spend it or give it away.

But did the so called "Next Gens" take any notice; were they more interested in hooking up with that blonde from Lithuania, than blazing a trail in the world?

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2008.


THU 15:00 John Fowles - The French Lieutenant's Woman (b00hhn1j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 The Personality Test (b00m16xm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


THU 16:30 Tomorrow, Today! (b012b3dy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


THU 17:00 It's a Fair Cop (b05y11w3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 17:30 Plum House (b0b89kbv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 18:00 The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by HP Lovecraft (m000jm8f)
Episode 4

Award-winning writer/director Julian Simpson creates an HP Lovecraft-inspired universe through the prism of podcasters Matthew Heawood and Kennedy Fisher.

The story begins with a missing-person investigation. Charles Dexter Ward has vanished from a secure psychiatric hospital in Rhode Island. Two months later his psychiatrist Doctor Willett murders a woman in Highgate, England. Are the two events connected?

Kennedy interviews the arresting officer at the siege in Pawtuxet where Joseph Curwen died, back in 1980.

Kennedy Fisher ...... Jana Carpenter
Matthew Heawood ...... Barnaby Kay
Charles Dexter Ward …… Samuel Barnett
Doctor Willett …… Mark Bazely
George Shepley …… Adam Godley
Melissa …… Penny Downie
Ezra Weeden …… Alun Armstrong

Producer: Karen Rose

Director/Writer: Julian Simpson

Sound Recordist and Designer: David Thomas
Music by Tim Elsenburg

A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in December 2018.


THU 18:15 And Another Thing by Eoin Colfer (b012ysn5)
Episode 4

Eoin Colfer's sequel to Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series.

A far-off planetoid needs a presiding god - as do some hitchhikers.

On Nano (home to the surviving Earthlings), registration officer Hillman Hunter is interviewing candidates for the job of colony god. Meanwhile, Zaphod is trying to get into Asgard to see Thor...

Read by Stephen Mangan, with Peter Serafinowicz.

Abridged by Penny Leicester.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2009.


THU 18:30 Great Lives (b0bk1mg2)
Series 46

Mark Carwardine on Douglas Adams

"Imagine a puddle waking up one morning and thinking, this is an interesting world I find myself in - fits me rather neatly, don't you think?"

Douglas Noel Adams wasn't even fifty when he died in 2001, but his imagination had already roamed far. He created The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, the Meaning of Liff and several episodes of Doctor Who, plus the Dirk Gently character and Last Chance to See.

Nominating him is his co-writer on Last Chance to See, the zoologist Mark Carwardine. Mark's role, Adams said later, was to be the one who knew what he was talking about. "My role was to be an extremely ignorant non-zoologist to whom everything that happened would come as a complete surprise."

Joining Mark Carwardine and Matthew Parris in the bar where this was recorded is Douglas Adams's biographer, Jem Roberts.

With archive of Stephen Fry, John Lloyd, Naomi Alderman, Griff Rhys Jones and Geoffrey Perkins.

Producer: Miles Warde

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2018.


THU 19:00 The Jason Explanation of... (b007jq6z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:20 Leonard Rossiter - In a Nutshell (b00sj91n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:20 today]


THU 19:30 After Henry (b007jpt4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 Hercule Poirot (b007jpmb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 Destination - Fire! (m000bfy6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m001544s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


THU 21:45 The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry (m000bfry)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]


THU 22:00 Plum House (b0b89kbv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 Listen Against (b00tpswr)
Series 3

Episode 2

* Ecological and broadcast catastrophe strikes as BBC 3 leaks in to other channels.

* Edward Stourton and Gaby Roslin tunnel to the centre of the earth for Children in Need,.

* Previewing the new musical charting the dramatic lives of the Dimblebys: 'News Brothers'.

Another week's worth of radio and TV that never happened. It's a bit like the BBC iPlayer, only with two eyes instead of one. And it's got ears.

Presented by Alice Arnold and Jon Holmes.

With special guests Marcel Theroux and Julia Hartley-Brewer.

Featuring: James Bachman, Stephen Critchlow, Sarah Hadland and David Schnieder.

Producer: Sam Bryant

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2010.


THU 23:00 The Maltby Collection (b00wwj28)
Series 2

Episode 1

Museum-based sitcom by David Nobbs.

Mr Brindal and modernising deputy curator Rod chat, revealing Rod wants to make the museum 'sexy'. Rod wants to modernise - but will Mr Brindal OBE go for it?

Rod Millet ...... Julian Rhind-Tutt
Walter Brindle ...... Geoffrey Palmer
Prunella Edgecumbe ...... Rachel Atkins
Julian Crumb-Loosely ...... Ben Willbond
Susie Maltby ...... Margaret Cabourn-Smith
Wilf Arbuthnot ...... Geoff McGivern
Eva Tattle ...... Julia Deakin
Des Wainwright ...... Michael Smiley
Stelios Constantinopoulis/Vicar ...... Chris Pavlo
Peter Warrender/Old Man ...... John Rowe

Produced by Colin Anderson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2008.


THU 23:30 A Look Back at the Future (b01rh3wq)
2001

From the World Cup to the future NHS.

Recorded in 1994, Brian Perkins, Kate Robbins and Jeremy Hardy recall the turbulent upheaval of 2001 - that was yet to happen.

Series revealing everything you wanted to know back then, about the future 21st century.

Written by Mark Burton, John O'Farrell and Pete Sinclair.

Producer: Caroline Leddy

First broadcast (with the aid of a crystal ball) on BBC Radio 4 in July 1994.



FRIDAY 11 MARCH 2022

FRI 00:00 The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by HP Lovecraft (m000jm8f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:15 And Another Thing by Eoin Colfer (b012ysn5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:15 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 Great Lives (b0bk1mg2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 Hercule Poirot (b007jpmb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 Destination - Fire! (m000bfy6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 The Librarian by Salley Vickers (b0b7rnjs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:15 Lynne Reid Banks - The L-Shaped Room (b00sts9k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 Children of Wealth (b00f1qwx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 John Fowles - The French Lieutenant's Woman (b00hhn1j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 The Personality Test (b00m16xm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:30 Tomorrow, Today! (b012b3dy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 It's a Fair Cop (b05y11w3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 Plum House (b0b89kbv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 Hercule Poirot (b007jpmw)
Death on the Nile

5. Suspicions

Hercule Poirot's holiday has become a hideous nightmare. Can he finally fathom out the murderous events afloat?

The conclusion of Agatha Christie's whodunit starring John Moffatt as Poirot

Hercule Poirot …. John Moffatt
Colonel Race …. Donald Sinden
Mrs Allerton …. Rosemary Leach
Pennington …. Stratford Johns
Linnet Ridgeway …. Elaine Pyke
Simon Doyle …. Robert Daws
Tim Allerton …. Nicholas Boulton
Jacqueline de Bellefort …. Amanda Barton-Chapple
Mrs Otterbourne …. Shirley Dixon
Rosalie Otterbourne …. Emma Woodvine
Joanna Southwood …. Joanna Monro
Monsieur Blondin …. Sean Baker
Rockford …. Ed Bishop
Fanthorp …. Robert May
Miss Van Schuyler …. Irene Sutcliffe
Dr Bessner …. Keith Drinkel
Thomas Cook Agent …. Timothy Alcock
Waiter …. Chris Pavlo

Dramatised by Michael Bakewell.

Director: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1997.


FRI 06:30 VI Warshawski (b0089j85)
Killing Orders

1. Remembrance of Things Past

Chicago private eye, VI Warshawski, is not happy to be asked for help by her Aunt Rosa who hates her - and the feeling is mutual.

Sara Paretsky's thriller featuring feisty Chicago private eye, VI Warshawski.

CAST:

VI Warshawski .… Kathleen Turner
Roger Ferrant …. Martin Shaw
Gabriella …. Avril Clark
Albert …. William Hootkins
Rosa …. Eileen Way
Father Carroll …. Don Fellows
Father Pelly …. Colin Stinton
Father Jablonski …. Peter Penry-Jones

Sara Paretsky created one of the most popular female sleuths in modern crime fiction. Her heroine, VI Warshawski, is a strong female character in a male-dominated world. VI is comfortable packing heat and trailing nasty suspects but she never loses touch with her basic femininity.

Paretsky says of her Warshawski: "I was troubled by the way women were portrayed, [in detective fiction] they always seemed either evil or powerless. I thought it was time for a tough, smart, likeable female private investigator".

Kathleen Turner also starred in the same role in the 1991 film 'VI Warshawski'.

Dramatised by Michelene Wandor.

Director: Janet Whitaker

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1991.


FRI 07:00 Welcome to Our Village, Please Invade Carefully (b04nv6m8)
Series 2

Testing Times

It's the day after Lucy's 18th birthday, and her parents aren't happy, and not only because she took that bottle of rum from their drinks cabinet. They think she is wasting her life being part of the resistance, so unless she can pass her A-levels they're going to stop her coming to the meetings.

Does it really take a village to raise a child? Or will they make things worse?

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

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

So along with Lucy Alexander (the only teenager in the village, willing to rebel against whatever you've got) she forms The Resistance - slightly to the annoyance of her parents Margaret and Richard who wish she wouldn't make so much of a fuss, and much to the annoyance of Field Commander Uljabaan who, alongside his unintelligible minions and The Computer (his hyperintelligent supercomputer), is trying to actually run the invasion.

Katrina Lyons ...... Hattie Morahan
Richard Lyons ...... Peter Davison
Margaret Lyons ...... Jan Francis
Lucy Alexander ...... Hannah Murray
Field Commander Uljabaan ...... Julian Rhind-Tutt
Computer ...... John-Luke Roberts
Carl ...... Don Gilet
Colin ...... Don Gilet

Script-edited by Arthur Mathews
Producer: Ed Morrish

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2014.


FRI 07:30 Now You're Asking with Marian Keyes and Tara Flynn (m00153yw)
The Shoplifter Problem

Marian and Tara tackle front-fastening bras, anxiety, conspiracy theorists and a shoplifting mother 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 (b007jqh1)
Series 3

The Big Parade

Captain Mainwaring wants a parade mascot, so he decides his Home Guard platoon must catch one.

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
Warden Hodges …. Bill Pertwee
The Verger …. Edward Sinclair
Private Walker …. Larry Martyn
Mrs Pike …. Pearl Hackney
Announcer/Newsreader …. John Snagge

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1976.


FRI 08:30 Second Thoughts (b00lmqtv)
Series 4

Faint Possibility

Liza earns cult status after baring her love life on Radio 4's Woman's Hour.

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 Jo Kendall as Marjorie.

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 (b007k3jj)
Series 3

Episode 6

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


FRI 09:30 Girlies (b08kgzq5)
Series 1

Episode 3

Dan and Sonal move house. Vinny and Ali try to assert some control over their young son, who's causing havoc because Vinny's pregnant. Ramesh turns up unannounced...

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

Stars Ameet Chaana as Ramesh, Bharti Patel as Vinny, Zita Sattar as Tula, Roger Liddle as Dan, Alice Arnold as Marianne, Sophie Levy as Alia, Nyla Levy as Sara, Shaheen Khan as Jabeen, Sudha Bhuchar as Sonal, Sakuntala Ramanee as Samina, Charubala Chokshi as Masi, Susan Sheridan as Karan, Shiv Grewal as Salim, Burt Caesar as Ali and Omar Salimi as Javed.

Directed at BBC Pebble Mill by Kristine Landon-Smith.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1977.


FRI 10:00 John Fowles - The French Lieutenant's Woman (b00hk2dv)
2. Conflicts

Charles's life as a complacent Victorian gent has been overturned by his secret meetings with the mysterious Sarah on the under-cliff at Lyme.

Having vowed to end the liaison he finds himself lured one last time. He kisses Sarah passionately. Then discovers they're being watched...

John Hurt concludes John Fowles' passionate epic of two lovers in conflict with starched Victorian society.

Narrator ...... John Hurt
Charles ...... Jonathan Firth
Sarah ...... Emily Bruni
Ernestina ...... Kelly Reilly
Dr Grogan ...... TP McKenna
Mrs Endicott ...... Susan Jameson
Sam ...... Nick Sayce
Mary ...... Ella Smith
Mr Freeman ...... Gerard McDermott
Mrs Rogers ...... Colleen Prendergast
Montague ...... Wayne Foskett
Prostitute ...... Sophie Roberts
Curate ...... John Cummins

Dramatised by Graham White.

Producer: Peter Kavanagh

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2006.


FRI 11:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m00154xz)
Myths, Legends and Fairy Tales in Audio Drama

Chris Pearson and Ella Watts recommend audio drama from the worlds of myth, legend and fairy tales.


FRI 12:00 Dad's Army (b007jqh1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 Second Thoughts (b00lmqtv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 Hercule Poirot (b007jpmw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 VI Warshawski (b0089j85)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 The Librarian by Salley Vickers (b0b7hr0d)
Episode 10

Sylvia's good work in inspiring the youngsters of East Mole threatens to be overshadowed.

The acclaimed author of 'Miss Garnet's Angel', 'Where Three Roads Meet' and 'Dancing Backwards' casts her clear psychoanalytic gaze on small town, post-war England. Economic uncertainty and a growing dissatisfaction with old class distinctions cause friction as a recent library graduate comes to a new town determined to open the world of literature to all the local children.

Written and abridged by Salley Vickers
Read by Barbara Flynn
Produced by Eilidh McCreadie

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2018.


FRI 14:15 Lynne Reid Banks - The L-Shaped Room (b00svc1h)
10. The Birth

With the baby due, expectant single mother Jane receives unexpected financial help. Stars Lynne Seymour.


FRI 14:30 Tempus Fugit (b00p2cbz)
Why does time seem to speed up the older you get?

Ian Peacock finds out what is going on in our brain when we perceive time. He discovers why, when we're young, summer holidays seem to stretch forever. But as we age, those precious two weeks in the sun are over in a flash.

He looks at how we measure time and how it can be distorted in our minds, and asks what we can do to make the most of the precious time we have.

Produced by Fiona Roberts.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2009.


FRI 15:00 John Fowles - The French Lieutenant's Woman (b00hk2dv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 Whispers (b007k3jj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


FRI 16:30 Girlies (b08kgzq5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


FRI 17:00 Welcome to Our Village, Please Invade Carefully (b04nv6m8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 17:30 Now You're Asking with Marian Keyes and Tara Flynn (m00153yw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 18:00 The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by HP Lovecraft (m000jkrm)
Episode 5

Award-winning writer/director Julian Simpson creates an HP Lovecraft-inspired universe through the prism of podcasters Matthew Heawood and Kennedy Fisher.

The story begins with a missing-person investigation. Charles Dexter Ward has vanished from a secure psychiatric hospital in Rhode Island. Two months later his psychiatrist Doctor Willett murders a woman in Highgate, England. Are the two events connected?

Has Heawood found a connection between the murder of Lucy Hawthorne and the disappearance of Charles Dexter Ward?

Matthew Heawood …… Barnaby Kay
Kennedy Fisher ...... Jana Carpenter
Ezra Wheedon …… Alun Armstrong

Producer: Karen Rose

Director/Writer: Julian Simpson

Sound Recordist and Designer: David Thomas
Music by Tim Elsenburg

A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in December 2018.


FRI 18:15 And Another Thing by Eoin Colfer (b012yym0)
Episode 5

Eoin Colfer's sequel to Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series.

Zaphod accidentally sets off Asgard's defence system, but gets in to see Thor anyway. And Random "borrows" Ford's credit card...

Read by Stephen Mangan, with Peter Serafinowicz.

Abridged by Penny Leicester.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2009.


FRI 18:30 And the Academy Award Goes To... (b01qctqr)
Series 4

On The Waterfront

Paul Gambaccini returns with the series about how some of the greatest Best Picture Oscar winning films were made, and what they tell us about the history of the time.

The 27th Academy Awards, for the films released in 1954, were dominated by ON THE WATERFRONT, a gritty, black and white masterpiece, which takes us down to the highly unionised New Jersey docks, then controlled by the mob.

A real tale of corruption and murder on the waterfront is transformed into a fiction - as a simple minded ex-boxer, played by Marlon Brando, wrestles with his conscience as he turns informer to win the girl he loves.

ON THE WATERFRONT not only gives us the most famous scene ever to take place in the back of a taxi, ("I coulda been a contender!"), it also showcases the talents of director Elia Kazan, and an astonishingly strong support cast - Rod Steiger, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb and newcomer Eva Marie Saint- Method Acting at its height.

It also marks the end of the powerful team of director Elia Kazan and Method actor Marlon Brando - blown apart by Brando's horror at Kazan's decision to testify in front of the House Un-American Activities Committee, HUAC - then investigating the red-scare in Hollywood.

Is it a coincidence that ON THE WATERFRONT tells the story of a man who informs - snitches on his friends - but holds the moral high ground?
With a rich mix of archive and original interviews with actors, screen writers and film critics, and a revelatory interview with Thomas Hanley, a real life longshoreman who played Brando's young friend Tommy back in 1954, Paul Gambaccini presents "And The Academy Award Goes to... On The Waterfront."

Producer: Sara Jane Hall

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2013.


FRI 19:00 Dad's Army (b007jqh1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 Second Thoughts (b00lmqtv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 Hercule Poirot (b007jpmw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 VI Warshawski (b0089j85)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m00154xz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 22:00 Now You're Asking with Marian Keyes and Tara Flynn (m00153yw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 Mark Watson's Live Address to the Nation (b016x241)
Faith

Mark Watson continues his quest to improve the world, nimbly assisted by Tim Key and Tom Basden.

As broadcast live in November 2011 - Mark invites the audience join in via tweets and messages to work out how we can all make the world a better place.

Mark asks the big questions that are crucial to our understanding of ourselves and society - in a dynamic and thought-provoking new format he opens the floor to the live audience and asks them to jump into the conversation via tweets and messages to work out how we can all make the world a better place.

This time Mark asks - What is faith? One of the most used, and feared, words of modern times. Yet these days, it's often used derisively about religious beliefs and so on. We look at odd things done in the name of 'faith', versus the obvious merits of having faith (belief that England will eventually win World Cup, ability to ride out difficult marriages). Should we be more credulous and believe people like estate agents? Or LESS credulous and destroy our TV sets altogether in case we accidentally absorb lies?

Producer: Lianne Coop

First broadcast live on BBC Radio 4 in November 2011.


FRI 23:00 Radio Shuttleworth (b007jw00)
Series 1

Patrick Moore

Sheffield's aspiring singer-songwriter takes to the airwaves once more 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.

Can special guest Sir Patrick Moore help John identify the red glow that appears outside the front bay window just before bedtime?

With Sean Cullen and Dylan Goodhew.

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 (b0b92wy4)
Series 8

Gyles Brandreth

Gyles Brandreth reads the diaries of this boarding school days at Bedales in the 1960s, and talks about his love of theatre and of wearing socks and sandals.

Presenter: Rufus Hound
Producer: Harriet Jaine

A Talkback production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in July 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 (b03gbs6q)

A Good Read 00:30 TUE (b03gbs6q)

A Look Back at the Future 23:30 THU (b01rh3wq)

After Henry 08:30 THU (b007jpt4)

After Henry 12:30 THU (b007jpt4)

After Henry 19:30 THU (b007jpt4)

Alexei Sayle's Imaginary Sandwich Bar 12:30 SAT (m0008bbc)

Alexei Sayle's Imaginary Sandwich Bar 07:00 WED (m0008jf9)

Alexei Sayle's Imaginary Sandwich Bar 17:00 WED (m0008jf9)

Alexei Sayle's Imaginary Sandwich Bar 05:00 THU (m0008jf9)

All Gas and Gaiters 09:00 SUN (m001544q)

All the Young Dudes 08:30 SAT (b01by441)

All the Young Dudes 09:30 WED (b01c7rsl)

All the Young Dudes 16:30 WED (b01c7rsl)

All the Young Dudes 04:30 THU (b01c7rsl)

And Another Thing by Eoin Colfer 18:15 MON (b012xs2d)

And Another Thing by Eoin Colfer 00:15 TUE (b012xs2d)

And Another Thing by Eoin Colfer 18:15 TUE (b012xxvs)

And Another Thing by Eoin Colfer 00:15 WED (b012xxvs)

And Another Thing by Eoin Colfer 18:15 WED (b012ylgk)

And Another Thing by Eoin Colfer 00:15 THU (b012ylgk)

And Another Thing by Eoin Colfer 18:15 THU (b012ysn5)

And Another Thing by Eoin Colfer 00:15 FRI (b012ysn5)

And Another Thing by Eoin Colfer 18:15 FRI (b012yym0)

And the Academy Award Goes To... 00:30 SAT (b008yj95)

And the Academy Award Goes To... 18:30 FRI (b01qctqr)

Andrew Rissik - A Man Alone 10:00 MON (m000lgxb)

Andrew Rissik - A Man Alone 15:00 MON (m000lgxb)

Andrew Rissik - A Man Alone 03:00 TUE (m000lgxb)

Andrew Rissik - A Man Alone 10:00 TUE (m000lnpz)

Andrew Rissik - A Man Alone 15:00 TUE (m000lnpz)

Andrew Rissik - A Man Alone 03:00 WED (m000lnpz)

Andrew Rissik - A Man Alone 10:00 WED (m000lsjr)

Andrew Rissik - A Man Alone 15:00 WED (m000lsjr)

Andrew Rissik - A Man Alone 03:00 THU (m000lsjr)

Archive on 4 13:00 SAT (m00019d9)

Archive on 4 01:00 SUN (m00019d9)

Archive on 4 11:00 TUE (b011zkly)

Archive on 4 21:00 TUE (b011zkly)

Arrested Development 09:30 MON (b0075vs2)

Arrested Development 16:30 MON (b0075vs2)

Arrested Development 04:30 TUE (b0075vs2)

Boogie Up the River 08:30 MON (b007jz40)

Boogie Up the River 12:30 MON (b007jz40)

Boogie Up the River 19:30 MON (b007jz40)

Booked 08:00 SAT (b00753t1)

Booked 09:00 WED (b00753z7)

Booked 16:00 WED (b00753z7)

Booked 04:00 THU (b00753z7)

Boswell's Lives 09:30 SUN (b05415pv)

Boswell's Lives 07:00 MON (b0547ntj)

Boswell's Lives 17:00 MON (b0547ntj)

Boswell's Lives 05:00 TUE (b0547ntj)

Bunk Bed 22:30 WED (m0003r4y)

Carson McCullers - The Member of the Wedding 06:00 SAT (b08fn9y3)

Carson McCullers - The Member of the Wedding 16:00 SAT (b08fn9y3)

Carson McCullers - The Member of the Wedding 04:00 SUN (b08fn9y3)

Chain Reaction 14:00 SAT (b00grv92)

Chain Reaction 22:30 SAT (b00gsb81)

Chain Reaction 02:00 SUN (b00grv92)

Children of Wealth 14:30 THU (b00f1qwx)

Children of Wealth 02:30 FRI (b00f1qwx)

Conversations from a Long Marriage 07:30 WED (m0014x1d)

Conversations from a Long Marriage 17:30 WED (m0014x1d)

Conversations from a Long Marriage 22:00 WED (m0014x1d)

Conversations from a Long Marriage 05:30 THU (m0014x1d)

Dad's Army 08:00 FRI (b007jqh1)

Dad's Army 12:00 FRI (b007jqh1)

Dad's Army 19:00 FRI (b007jqh1)

Delve Special 22:30 SUN (b007jm3s)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:00 SUN (m001544s)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:00 SUN (m001544s)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 11:00 THU (m001544s)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:00 THU (m001544s)

Destination - Fire! 01:30 SAT (m000b7b5)

Destination - Fire! 06:30 MON (m000b6l4)

Destination - Fire! 13:30 MON (m000b6l4)

Destination - Fire! 20:30 MON (m000b6l4)

Destination - Fire! 01:30 TUE (m000b6l4)

Destination - Fire! 06:30 TUE (m000b864)

Destination - Fire! 13:30 TUE (m000b864)

Destination - Fire! 20:30 TUE (m000b864)

Destination - Fire! 01:30 WED (m000b864)

Destination - Fire! 06:30 WED (m000bfwy)

Destination - Fire! 13:30 WED (m000bfwy)

Destination - Fire! 20:30 WED (m000bfwy)

Destination - Fire! 01:30 THU (m000bfwy)

Destination - Fire! 06:30 THU (m000bfy6)

Destination - Fire! 13:30 THU (m000bfy6)

Destination - Fire! 20:30 THU (m000bfy6)

Destination - Fire! 01:30 FRI (m000bfy6)

Doctor in the House 08:30 SUN (b007jt0n)

Earls of the Court 22:15 SAT (b00rbmgt)

Ectoplasm 23:30 WED (b007wwd6)

Elis James's Pantheon of Heroes 15:00 SAT (b01p4734)

Elis James's Pantheon of Heroes 03:00 SUN (b01p4734)

Elis James's Pantheon of Heroes 23:30 MON (b01p7l07)

For One Horrible Moment by Peter Bradshaw 23:00 TUE (b0089jzh)

Freedom Song 14:30 MON (b008q0sr)

Freedom Song 02:30 TUE (b008q0sr)

Friends Like These 23:15 TUE (b0076xs8)

Girlies 04:30 SAT (b08jqfh6)

Girlies 09:30 FRI (b08kgzq5)

Girlies 16:30 FRI (b08kgzq5)

Great Lives 07:30 SAT (b09yddxk)

Great Lives 17:30 SAT (b09yddxk)

Great Lives 05:30 SUN (b09yddxk)

Great Lives 18:30 THU (b0bk1mg2)

Great Lives 00:30 FRI (b0bk1mg2)

HR 14:30 SAT (b00tg1c3)

HR 02:30 SUN (b00tg1c3)

HR 12:30 SUN (b00tj5qm)

HR 17:30 SUN (b00tj5qm)

HR 22:00 SUN (b00tj5qm)

HR 05:30 MON (b00tj5qm)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:00 WED (b00802l8)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:00 WED (b00802l8)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:00 WED (b00802l8)

Henry James 03:00 SAT (b0b2h03y)

Hercule Poirot 06:00 MON (b007jpks)

Hercule Poirot 13:00 MON (b007jpks)

Hercule Poirot 20:00 MON (b007jpks)

Hercule Poirot 01:00 TUE (b007jpks)

Hercule Poirot 06:00 TUE (b007jpl9)

Hercule Poirot 13:00 TUE (b007jpl9)

Hercule Poirot 20:00 TUE (b007jpl9)

Hercule Poirot 01:00 WED (b007jpl9)

Hercule Poirot 06:00 WED (b007jplt)

Hercule Poirot 13:00 WED (b007jplt)

Hercule Poirot 20:00 WED (b007jplt)

Hercule Poirot 01:00 THU (b007jplt)

Hercule Poirot 06:00 THU (b007jpmb)

Hercule Poirot 13:00 THU (b007jpmb)

Hercule Poirot 20:00 THU (b007jpmb)

Hercule Poirot 01:00 FRI (b007jpmb)

Hercule Poirot 06:00 FRI (b007jpmw)

Hercule Poirot 13:00 FRI (b007jpmw)

Hercule Poirot 20:00 FRI (b007jpmw)

Here Am I Where Are You? 18:00 SUN (b074c5ct)

Here Am I Where Are You? 00:00 MON (b074c5ct)

Hurst of Hurstcote by E Nesbit 18:45 SUN (b007jmyy)

Hurst of Hurstcote by E Nesbit 00:45 MON (b007jmyy)

Hut 33 23:30 SAT (b00w2c91)

I've Never Seen Star Wars 23:30 TUE (b00hq2xz)

If You're So Clever, Why Aren't You Rich? 08:30 WED (b00s8llf)

If You're So Clever, Why Aren't You Rich? 12:30 WED (b00s8llf)

If You're So Clever, Why Aren't You Rich? 19:30 WED (b00s8llf)

In and Out of the Kitchen 23:00 SUN (b01qlhjh)

Inheritance Tracks 07:20 SAT (b094281s)

Inheritance Tracks 17:20 SAT (b094281s)

Inheritance Tracks 05:20 SUN (b094281s)

Inheritance Tracks 07:10 SUN (b05xx1nt)

Inheritance Tracks 11:55 SUN (b05xx1nt)

Inheritance Tracks 14:10 SUN (m0001m4y)

Inheritance Tracks 19:55 SUN (b05xx1nt)

Inheritance Tracks 02:10 MON (m0001m4y)

Inheritance Tracks 11:50 MON (m0015453)

Inheritance Tracks 21:50 MON (m0015453)

It's a Fair Cop 07:00 THU (b05y11w3)

It's a Fair Cop 17:00 THU (b05y11w3)

It's a Fair Cop 05:00 FRI (b05y11w3)

John Fowles - The French Lieutenant's Woman 10:00 THU (b00hhn1j)

John Fowles - The French Lieutenant's Woman 15:00 THU (b00hhn1j)

John Fowles - The French Lieutenant's Woman 03:00 FRI (b00hhn1j)

John Fowles - The French Lieutenant's Woman 10:00 FRI (b00hk2dv)

John Fowles - The French Lieutenant's Woman 15:00 FRI (b00hk2dv)

Josie Long: All of the Planet's Wonders 22:45 WED (b00htxbs)

Just a Minute 07:30 MON (m0014x7n)

Just a Minute 17:30 MON (m0014x7n)

Just a Minute 22:00 MON (m0014x7n)

Just a Minute 05:30 TUE (m0014x7n)

King Street Junior 08:30 TUE (b007jmfw)

King Street Junior 12:30 TUE (b007jmfw)

King Street Junior 19:30 TUE (b007jmfw)

Last Post for the Men of Letters 09:00 SAT (b097lpnp)

Last Post for the Men of Letters 19:00 SAT (b097lpnp)

Leonard Rossiter - In a Nutshell 08:20 THU (b00sj91n)

Leonard Rossiter - In a Nutshell 12:20 THU (b00sj91n)

Leonard Rossiter - In a Nutshell 19:20 THU (b00sj91n)

Lines From My Grandfather's Forehead 08:00 MON (b00hk2f1)

Lines From My Grandfather's Forehead 12:00 MON (b00hk2f1)

Lines From My Grandfather's Forehead 19:00 MON (b00hk2f1)

Listen Against 15:30 SAT (b00tmt97)

Listen Against 03:30 SUN (b00tmt97)

Listen Against 22:30 THU (b00tpswr)

Little Lifetimes by Jenny Eclair 22:00 SAT (b06r81vf)

Lynne Reid Banks - The L-Shaped Room (Omnibus) 07:20 SUN (b00ssp44)

Lynne Reid Banks - The L-Shaped Room 02:15 SAT (b00srvkl)

Lynne Reid Banks - The L-Shaped Room 14:15 MON (b00sss5c)

Lynne Reid Banks - The L-Shaped Room 02:15 TUE (b00sss5c)

Lynne Reid Banks - The L-Shaped Room 14:15 TUE (b00st4hk)

Lynne Reid Banks - The L-Shaped Room 02:15 WED (b00st4hk)

Lynne Reid Banks - The L-Shaped Room 14:15 WED (b00st9x9)

Lynne Reid Banks - The L-Shaped Room 02:15 THU (b00st9x9)

Lynne Reid Banks - The L-Shaped Room 14:15 THU (b00sts9k)

Lynne Reid Banks - The L-Shaped Room 02:15 FRI (b00sts9k)

Lynne Reid Banks - The L-Shaped Room 14:15 FRI (b00svc1h)

Mark Steel's in Town 22:30 TUE (m001548s)

Mark Watson's Live Address to the Nation 22:30 FRI (b016x241)

My Teenage Diary 23:30 FRI (b0b92wy4)

Now You're Asking with Marian Keyes and Tara Flynn 05:30 SAT (m0014wzl)

Now You're Asking with Marian Keyes and Tara Flynn 07:30 FRI (m00153yw)

Now You're Asking with Marian Keyes and Tara Flynn 17:30 FRI (m00153yw)

Now You're Asking with Marian Keyes and Tara Flynn 22:00 FRI (m00153yw)

Old Photographs Fever - The Search for China's Pictured Past 02:30 SAT (b01kkntb)

On the Town with the League of Gentlemen 22:30 MON (b0080p90)

Peter Wolf - Red Star Belgrade 16:00 SUN (m0006sxr)

Peter Wolf - Red Star Belgrade 20:00 SUN (m0006sxr)

Peter Wolf - Red Star Belgrade 04:00 MON (m0006sxr)

Please Use Other Door 07:30 TUE (m0014wv7)

Please Use Other Door 17:30 TUE (m0014wv7)

Please Use Other Door 22:00 TUE (m0014wv7)

Please Use Other Door 05:30 WED (m0014wv7)

Plum House 07:30 THU (b0b89kbv)

Plum House 17:30 THU (b0b89kbv)

Plum House 22:00 THU (b0b89kbv)

Plum House 05:30 FRI (b0b89kbv)

Podcast Radio Hour 11:00 FRI (m00154xz)

Podcast Radio Hour 21:00 FRI (m00154xz)

Poetry Extra 12:00 SUN (m001544y)

Poetry Extra 17:00 SUN (m001544y)

Poetry Extra 05:00 MON (m001544y)

Radio Active 23:00 WED (b00g42t4)

Radio Shuttleworth 23:00 FRI (b007jw00)

Salt 14:30 TUE (b051rjpm)

Salt 02:30 WED (b051rjpm)

Salt 14:30 WED (b052hffg)

Salt 02:30 THU (b052hffg)

Second Thoughts 08:30 FRI (b00lmqtv)

Second Thoughts 12:30 FRI (b00lmqtv)

Second Thoughts 19:30 FRI (b00lmqtv)

Somebody by Jane Gardam 18:55 SAT (b08tj9mf)

Somebody by Jane Gardam 00:55 SUN (b08tj9mf)

Soul Music 18:30 TUE (b05r3tf3)

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