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SATURDAY 26 MARCH 2022

SAT 00:00 The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by HP Lovecraft (m000jx5c)
Episode 15

“This is how it ended.”

Award-winning Julian Simpson's HP Lovecraft-inspired universe as seen through the prism of podcasters Matthew Heawood and Kennedy Fisher.

The story began 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
Doctor Lyman …… Steven Mackintosh
Matthew Heawood …… Barnaby Kay
George Shepley …… Adam Godley
Lucy Hawthorne …… Phoebe Fox
Ezra Weedon …… Alun Armstrong
Treggore …… Nathan Osgood

Sound Recordist and Designer: David Thomas
Music by Tim Elsenburg

Producer: Karen Rose
Director/Writer: Julian Simpson

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


SAT 00:15 HG Wells (b01mmrhb)
The First Men in the Moon

Episode 5

Intrepid explorers Bedford and Cavor’s first mission to the moon comes to a surprising and unexpected conclusion.

HG Wells’s novel first published in 1901.

Abridged by Neville Teller.

Concluded by Tim Pigott-Smith.

Producer: David Roper

A Heavy Entertainment production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in July 2009.


SAT 00:30 And the Academy Award Goes To... (b00hh0mr)
Series 2

Crash

Paul Gambaccini tackles the film that was loved and reviled in equal measure by the very same LA society whose darker side the film set out to explore.

Crash, the controversial 2006 Oscar Best Picture winner, is a film that explores the tensions within the USA.

Series about how some of the greatest Oscar-winning films were made, and what they tell us about the history of the time.

Producer; Jane Lewis

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2009.


SAT 01:00 A Charles Paris Mystery (b00wlbvx)
Murder in the Title

4. Murderer?

Who is determined to close the Regent Theatre?

Someone who is willing to commit murder to get their way...

Bill Nighy stars as actor-cum-sleuth, Charles Paris.

By Jeremy Front - based on Simon Brett's novel.

Charles Paris ..... Bill Nighy
Frances ..... Suzanne Burden
Maurice ..... Jon Glover
Tony ..... Sam Dale
Sean ..... Iain Batchelor
Elaine ..... Christine Kavanagh
Phoebe ..... Claire Harry
Chris ..... Henry Devas
Martha ..... Sally Orrock

Director: Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2010.


SAT 01:30 Kipling in Love (b06sx9sy)
In the Pride of His Youth

London, 1880. Dreams of a career in India are dashed when young Dicky Hatt marries his Bella.

But when a post is offered, he can't resist pretending he's still single...

Series of plays based on short stories written by Rudyard Kipling.

Dramatised by Ed Thomason.

Dicky Hatt.... Samuel West
Bella..... Louise Germaine
Guy.... Dominic Letts
Sidney.... Michael Onslow
Wali Dad.... Lyndam Gregory
Lalun... Meera Syal
Macklin... John Evitts
Sergeant-Major... Al Hunter-Ashton
Farmer... Gurdial Sira
Registrar... James Taylor
Mrs Chalmers....Elaine Claxton

Producer Adrian Bean

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1994.


SAT 02:00 Long Time No See by Hannah Lowe (b063n285)
Episode 5

Hannah forges her own path as her father's life dwindles.

Poet Hannah Lowe - who grew up in 1980s Essex with a half-Chinese, half-black father - recreates his childhood in Jamaica and young adult years in the decades before he met her mother.

Concluded by the author.

With the recreated and imagined sections of Chick’s life read by Colin Salmon.

Abridged and produced by Jill Waters.

A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in July 2015.


SAT 02:15 Irene Nemirovsky - The Misunderstanding (m00025f5)
Episode 5

The couple's relationship stands on precipice as a mutual misunderstanding challenges its core.

Irene Nemirovsky's 1926 novel dramatised by Lin Coghlan.

Denise ...... Sarah Smart
Yves ...... Joseph Kloska
Ja Ja ...... Rupert Hill

Translated by Sandra Smith.

Director: Pauline Harris

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2019.


SAT 02:30 Fiery Inspiration: Amiri Baraka and the Black Arts Movement (b06kbjdw)
Episode 2

Novelist and poet Bernardine Evaristo continues her exploration of the complex and controversial man - Amiri Baraka, who played a key role in developing the Black Arts Movement in the USA.

She looks back at how the energy of that cultural phenomenon in 1960s America, inspired her as an emerging Black writer in 1980s Britain.

In the last of two programmes, Bernardine travels to Newark, the city where Amiri Baraka spent much of his life, she talks to the poets Sonia Sanchez and Nikki Giovanni – two luminaries of the Black Arts Movement

And she returns to the UK to ask whether it's time for a new Black Arts Movement in this country.

Presenter - Bernardine Evaristo

Contributors:

Professor Komozi Woodward
Sonia Sanchez
Nikki Giovanni
Charlie Hanson
Paulette Randall
Patricia St. Hilaire

Producer: Ekene Akalawu

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2015.


SAT 03:00 John Buchan - The 39 Steps (b00lbtl4)
2. The Coming of the Black Stone

A gang of German spies is hot in pursuit of Richard Hannay and a notebook which contains the secret of the 39 steps.

Hannay must solve the mystery of the steps if he's to save the British naval fleet from certain destruction...

Gripping conclusion of John Buchan's spy-thriller.

Starring David Robb and Tom Baker.

Hannay ...... David Robb
Bullivant ...... Tom Baker
Hawk ...... Struan Rodger
Charlotte ...... Tracy Wiles
Johnners ...... Phillip Joseph
Jopley ...... Thomas Arnold
Chairman ...... Gordon Reid
Sir Harry ...... Stuart McQuarrie

Dramatised by Bert Coules.

Producer: Bruce Young

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2001.


SAT 04:00 Guess What? (b061fth0)
Episode 2

Animal, vegetable or mineral?

Barry Took hosts a revised version of popular radio parlour game of 20 questions.

On the panel:

Geoffrey Durham
Hattie Hayridge
Dick Vosburgh

Written by Michael Dines.

Producer: Andy Aliffe

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1998.


SAT 04:30 Bookcases (m0004tvc)
Series 2

Self Help

There are some eccentric and desperate plans to save Spavin and Spavin from financial ruin involving Prince Albert and Samuel Smiles.

Stars Michael Cochrane and Maggie Steed.

Second series of Martyn Wade’s comedy series set in a Victorian publishing house.

Primus …. Michael Cochrane
Cordelia …. Maggie Steed
Gerald …. David Horovitch
Edith …. Elizabeth Spriggs
Mrs Quirk …. Joan Sims
Simeon …. Charles Simpson
Prince Albert …. Ioan Meredith
John …. Stephen Critchlow
Mrs Beeton …. Rachel Atkins
Lizzie Siddal …. Becky Hindley

Director: Cherry Cookson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2001.


SAT 05:00 All Those Women (b085z1bb)
Series 2

Episode 1

Comedy series by Katherine Jakeways about four generations of women living under one roof.

Between new schools, lunch clubs ('I might just crochet myself a death certificate') and teacher training, everyone seems to have something new on the horizon, everyone apart from Maggie that is.

Even Nigel is going to the gym. But perhaps Maggie can be persuaded to take a chance on a meeting?

All Those Women explores familial relationships, ageing, marriages – it's about life and love and things not turning out quite the way that you'd expected them to.

Join Hetty, Maggie, Jen and Emily as they struggle to resolve their own problems, and support one another.

Hetty ...... Marcia Warren
Maggie ...... Lesley Manville
Jen ...... Sinead Matthews
Emily ...... Lucy Hutchinson
David ...... Denis Lill
Stuart ...... Nick Underwood
Heather ...... Katherine Jakeways
Judith ...... Alison Belbin
Elderly Woman ...... Clare Perkins

Producer: Alexandra Smith

A BBC Studios production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in December 2016.


SAT 05:30 Stand-Up Specials (m00132k3)
George Fouracres: Black Country Gentlemon

A new Sunday night stand-up special from celebrated comedy star, George Fouracres (Daphne, Pls Like, Raised by Wolves) who tells his story of growing up living with his Grandad and brothers in Wolverhampton.

Expect tales of wearing a bowtie on childhood trips to McDonalds (always dress for dinner), being woken up at 4:30am by his Grandad’s screeching mynah bird in the kitchen and really really wanting to become a priest. This is the story of George's love for the Black Country and how his eccentric upbringing has made him a true Black Country ‘Gentlemon’.

Producer: Richard Morris
Production co-ordinator: Beverly Tagg

A BBC Studios Production


SAT 06:00 The Mystery of Charles Dickens (b007jvp1)
Fagin, Bill Sykes, Micawber and many more.

Simon Callow recounts the remarkable life of Charles Dickens - with a showcase of the colourful characters in his novels.

Take an unforgettable and mesmerising journey into the life and times of one of our best-loved Victorian writers.

Exhilarating one-man show written by Peter Ackroyd.

Producer: Stephen Wright

Director: Gemma McMullan

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2001.


SAT 07:30 Great Lives (b09zxl90)
Series 45

Laura Serrant on Audre Lorde

Professor of Nursing, Laura Serrant, chooses the life of the black, gay poet and activist Audre Lorde who still inspires the women's movement today.

She tells Matthew Parris why Audre has meant so much to her both personally and professionally.

Professor Akwugo Emejulu of Warwick University is the expert witness.

Presented by Matthew Parris.

Producer: Maggie Ayre

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2018.


SAT 08:00 Booked (b007549n)
Series 1

Episode 6

Dr Faustus brews up with Willy Wonka, and Ma Larkin bares all to the butler from Remains of the Day.

Outrageous parody, biting wit and bizarre couplings from:

Miles Kington
Mark Thomas
Dillie Keane
Roger McGough

Ian McMillan chairs the irreverent literary game.

Producer: Marc Jobst

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1995.


SAT 08:30 Spangles 'n' Tights (b04ndrcb)
Pursued By a Bear

A rundown Dublin theatrical costumier is struggling to come to terms with modern working practices.

When an order comes in from a local nun's drama group, it leads to a mix-up with the Gaiety Theatre's opera production.

The opening episode of Christopher Fitz-Simon's five-part comedy.

Dessie Doyle ...... David Kelly
Violet Doyle ...... Pauline McLynn
Antony Gogan ...... Eugene O'Brien
Mr McNamara ...... Frank Kelly
Sister Accumulata ...... Doreen Keogh
Mr Hornibrooks ...... Mark Mulholland
P.J Clohessy ...... Derry Power

Music played by John Trotter.

Directed at BBC Belfast by Roland Jaquarello.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1998.


SAT 09:00 Motherhood: Bump, Birth and Beyond (m000gn54)
Jessica Fostekew charts the horrors and the highs of the 9 months of life with a bump, the moment of reckoning with birth, and the chaos, or not, that lies ahead.

Using the BBC Archive and interviews with lots of special guests including:

Jenny Eclair
Cariad Lloyd
Sara Barron
Richard & Catie Herring
Caroline Mabey
Jen Brister
Hatty Ashdown
Kirsty Newton
Katie Mulgrew
Taylor Glenn
Robin Ince
Laura Lexx
Sindhu Vee
Diane Morgan
Holly Walsh

Producer: Laura Grimshaw

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


SAT 12:00 The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter (b007jx9k)
Series 1

The Birthday Present

Busy writing his new crime novel, Gerald doesn't want to be disturbed - but Diana has other ideas...

The convoluted chronicle of an optimistic author who's married to a more successful writer.

Starring Ian Carmichael and Charlotte Mitchell.

Written by Basil Boothroyd.

Gerald C Potter ...... Ian Carmichael
Diana Potter ...... Charlotte Mitchell

With Michael McClain.

The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter ran to four series from 1976 to 1981.

Producer: Bobby Jaye

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1976.


SAT 12:30 Chambers (b007jttl)
Series 1

QC at Any Cost

John Fuller-Carp, the Machiavellian head of chambers, is determined to become a QC and will perform almost any moral contortion to achieve his goal.

When left-wing Ruth Quirke, rumoured to be the daughter of a High Court judge, applies to join chambers at Forecourt Buildings, Fuller-Carp's imagination goes into overdrive. A hotline to the Lord Chancellor and promotion seems inevitable.

But will his "New Labour" image amount to anything..?

Starring John Bird, James Fleet and Lesley Sharp.

Clive Coleman’s sitcom about the questionable practices of a group of barristers.

John Fuller Carp ...... John Bird
Hilary Tripping ...... James Fleet
Ruth Quirke ...... Lesley Sharp
Vince ...... Jonathan Kydd
Judge ...... Gavin Muir
Suggs ...... John Baddeley
Brinsley ...... Alex Lowe
Jen ...... Jane Whittenshaw

Producer Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1996.


SAT 13:00 Archive on 4 (m0002g6z)
PE - A History of Violence

When Matthew Sweet was taking his daughter to secondary school open days, he noticed a pattern emerging.

PE teachers were intelligent and thoughtful people with clear and sophisticated ideas about the social and psychological benefits of their subject.

What had happened to the PE teachers of old, who were represented in popular culture by bullies and drill sergeant types like Mr Sugden in Kes and Bullet Baxter in Grange Hill?

He sent out a tweet - “Why was PE the only subject in which humiliation was considered part of the learning process?” Hours later, he had collected literally hundreds of traumatic anecdotes – a culture of bullying and sadism, described by students put off sport for life.

In this programme, Matthew haunts gyms, playing fields and communal changing rooms of PE’s past, to interrogate former PE teachers.

What’s the point of PE? Did it once do more harm than good?

“Team spirt?” says a young teacher from a Dagenham comprehensive school in a Panorama from the 1980s, “You mean the team spirit that managed to get so many thousands and millions of people killed in World War I?" A decade earlier, in a series about physical education, Ron Pickering suggested that dance was “the most controversial element of physical education".

Matthew finds followers of Rudolf Laban and PE pioneer Madame Österberg. He also meets a torturous bully in Andrew Davies’ 1970 play, Is That Your Body, Boy? Nearing retirement and struggling to come terms with the changing curriculum, Cracker Carstairs mourns the loss of the old PE lessons. “I am not afraid of pain. That is what life is all about.”

With Dr Anne Elliott, sports scientist and senior lecturer at the London Sports Institute, Middlesex University and Margaret Whitehead, former physical education teacher, PE consultant and editor of Physical Literacy: Throughout the Lifecourse.

A Testbed production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in February 2019.


SAT 14:00 State of the Nations (b085xcfk)
Wales

Elis James hosts four stand-up shows from the four nations of the United Kingdom.

He's exploring what it means to be variously Welsh, English, Scottish and Northern Irish today.

Elis kicks off at the Lyric theatre in his home town of Carmarthen to share thoughts on Wales and Welshness.

With:

Tudur Owen
Mike Bubbins
Kiri Pritchard-McLean

Producer: Richard Morris

A BBC Studios production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in December 2016.


SAT 14:30 Edge Falls (m000hhfy)
Series 2

Episode 1

It's Pink Thursday! Get 20% off for coming out as gay.

Starring Frances Barber and Mark Benton.

Return of the sitcom about the retail park where they stop at nothing to part you from your money.

Written by Paul Barnhill and Neil Warhurst.

Mick ...... Mark Benton
Sonya ...... Frances Barber
Rez ...... Emil Marwa
Valerie ...... Sarah Hadland
Darryl ...... Paul Barnhill
Rebecca ...... Liz Sutherland
Miranda ...... Lindsay Allen
Graham ...... Neil Warhurst

Director: Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2008.


SAT 15:00 My Booze Hell, by Little Johnny Cartilage (b00dwnds)
Malcolm MacDonald's Sideburns

The not-terribly-true autobiography of 1970s idol Little Johnny Cartilage.

His descent into obscurity begins with the launch of Cartilage Family and includes extracts from his infamous appearance on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs with Sue Lawley.

Written by and starring Johnny Meres.

With:

Sue Lawley
Ben Miller
Peter Serafinowicz
Geoff McGivern ,
Rosemary Martin
Deborah Berlin

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1996.


SAT 15:15 Bird Island (b01jrknt)
Series 1

Episode 1

Ben is on the trip of a lifetime to Sub-Antarctica.

Yet he's trapped in an icy hell with one other person, a dodgy internet connection and a Dictaphone.

Fellow travelling scientist Graham is also a nerd, so he's not much help in alleviating the loneliness. No wonder they both fail to share all the highs and lows of exploring this beautiful, but lonely landscape.

So, Ben tries to socially adapt to his loneliness by keeping a cheery audio diary.

In this opening episode, Ben loses his watch and logs on to a dating website.

Ben ...... Reece Shearsmith
Graham ...... Julian Rhind-Tutt

Written by Katy Wix.

Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2012.


SAT 15:30 Mark Steel's in Town (b0194mxx)
Series 3

Wigan

Mark Steel performs for the residents of Wigan.

He's talking about entering pie-eating competitions, living under floorboards, and the radicalism of George Formby.

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

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

Written by Mark Steel with additional material by Pete Sinclair.

Producer: Sam Bryant

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2012.


SAT 16:00 The Mystery of Charles Dickens (b007jvp1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 Great Lives (b09zxl90)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SAT 18:00 H Rider Haggard - King Solomon's Mines (b08ktmz9)
Episode 1

An intrepid explorer sets out on the impossible quest for the fabled King Solomon's diamond mines

Tim McInnerny stars in Sir H Rider Haggard's classic Victorian adventure story, set in a mythical African interior.

Hunter Allan Quatermain is asked by Sir Henry Curtis to join in the search for his brother George, who disappeared a year ago on a quest to find the legendary diamond mines of King Solomon, in an uncharted part of Africa.

Quatermain regards this as a suicidal mission but, fatalistic and wishing to provide for his son Harry, he finally agrees to go and keeps a journal for his son of the trip from which he never expects to return.

Quatermain, Sir Henry, his friend Captain John Good and their bearers set off into the unknown ... on a challenging and near fatal journey, eventually encountering the fierce Kukuana tribe led by Chief Infadoos who agrees to take them to the town of Loo near the fabled King Solomon's Mines.

This gripping story is a treasure hunt, a mystery, a psychological drama, and a kaleidoscope of sound.

Dramatised in two parts by Chris Harrald.

Allan Quatermaine …. Tim McInnerny
Sir Henry Curtis …. David Sturzaker
Captain John Good …. Simon Ludders
Umbopa …. Sope Dirisu
Infadoos …. Maynard Eziashi
Ventvogel …. Tonderaj Munyevu
Scragga …. Tonderai Munyevu
Silvestre …. Joe Ferrara
Officer …. Finlay Robertson

Director: Liz Webb

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2017.


SAT 19:00 Motherhood: Bump, Birth and Beyond (m000gn54)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section (b01f883m)
Series 2

With Danny Baker

Another series of the comedy show hosted by Alex Horne and his five piece band and specially written, original music.

This opening epsiode explores the theme of 'games' and guest stars Danny Baker who sings with the band and champions an instrument that can't fail to put a smile on your face.

Plus the funkiest song you're ever likely to hear about Chess; an Ode to Chris Hoy and music to exercise to.

With electric guitarist Ben Jones.

Alex's Horne Section are:

Trumpet/banjo .... Joe Auckland
Saxophone/clarinet ....Mark Brown
Double Bass/Bass .... Will Collier
Drums and Percussion .... Ben Reynolds
Piano/keyboard .... Ed Sheldrake

Producer: Julia McKenzie.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2013.


SAT 22:30 Chain Reaction (b00gsb87)
Series 2

Lenny Henry interviews Bill Bailey

Actor and comedian, Lenny Henry interviews musician and comedian, Bill Bailey.

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 (b010y312)
Series 1

Billy Bleach

The headlining comedian is a no show at The Mallard, so newcomer Billy Bleach is asked to extend his stand-up set.

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 plus all the backstage and front-of-house happenings.

Written by Simon Day and Felix Dexter.

Billy Bleach ..... Simon Day
Catherine ..... Catherine Shepherd
Goose ..... Felix Dexter
Ron Bone ..... Simon Greenall

Producer: Colin Anderson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2011.


SAT 23:30 Hut 33 (b00wlldq)
Series 2

Yankee Diddle

The Bletchley Park cipher-busting team decide that a wealthy American visitor is a ripe target for fleecing...

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

Professor Charles Gardner …. Robert Bathurst
Archie …. Tom Goodman-Hill
Fergus Craig (Gordon)
3rd Lieutenant Joshua Fanshawe-Marshall …. Alex MacQueen
Minka …. Olivia Coleman
Mrs Best …. Lill Roughley
Freddie G. Roosevelt …. Arnab Chanda

Producer: Adam Bromley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2008.



SUNDAY 27 MARCH 2022

SUN 00:00 H Rider Haggard - King Solomon's Mines (b08ktmz9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:00 State of the Nations (b085xcfk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:30 Edge Falls (m000hhfy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Saturday]


SUN 03:00 My Booze Hell, by Little Johnny Cartilage (b00dwnds)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:00 on Saturday]


SUN 03:15 Bird Island (b01jrknt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:15 on Saturday]


SUN 03:30 Mark Steel's in Town (b0194mxx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:30 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 The Mystery of Charles Dickens (b007jvp1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 Great Lives (b09zxl90)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 Long Time No See by Hannah Lowe (Omnibus) (b06451m7)
Poet Hannah Lowe reads from her memoir about growing up in 1980s Essex with her half-Chinese, half-black father, Chick.

Using a notebook found after his death plus letters and interviews with family, she recreates his childhood and young adult years in the decades before he met her mother.

So it's back to Jamaica, 1935: a young boy is repeatedly beaten by his Chinese father. Both man and boy are drawn to the throw of the dice.

Decades later, a young woman in Ilford mourns the death of her gambling father.

With the recreated and imagined sections of Chick’s life read by Colin Salmon.

Omnibus of five parts.

Abridged and produced by Jill Waters.

A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in July 2015.


SUN 07:10 Inheritance Tracks (b06fq76h)
John Waters

Writer, director, actor and comedian John Waters chooses 'Transfusion' by Nervous Norvus and 'Hot Wheels' by Stan Farlow.


SUN 07:20 Irene Nemirovsky - The Misunderstanding (Omnibus) (m00027jf)
Yves is a disappointed young man, scarred by the First World War.

He returns to the Spanish resort where he spent blissful childhood holidays, and becomes infatuated by the beautiful, bored Denise, whose rich husband is away on business and Denise falls passionately in love with him.

But their relationship is snagged by both personal and social thorns and back in Paris their love is challenged by a mutual misunderstanding. The story alternates from the perspective of the lovers.

Published in 1926, The Misunderstanding has been described as Irene Nemirovsky's Madame Bovary. In this early novel she examines the effects of an extra-marital affair. The story alternates from the perspective of the lovers so from the man to the woman.

It displays a kind of hidden regret that human beings are so imperfect. Real excoriating passionate emotion, expressed with truthful intensity and cool wit. Fire banked down with ice. It's a brilliant synthesis that illuminates the gaping fissures in the French class system wrought by the war and industrialisation.

Yves ...... Joseph Kloska
Denise ...... Sarah Smart
Francette ...... Charlotte Sienna Lee
Jessaint ...... Jake Ferretti
Waiter ...... Evan Jones
Ja Ja ...... Rupert Hill
Madame Franchevielle ...... Emma Gregory

Other parts played by the cast.

Translated by Sandra Smith.

Omnibus of five parts dramatised by Lin Coghlan

Director: Pauline Harris

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2019.


SUN 08:30 Doctor in the House (b007k4bc)
Our First Baby

Medic Simon Sparrow is thrown in the deep-end on St Swithins' ante-natal ward.

The misadventures of student doctor, Simon Sparrow.

Starring Richard Briers.

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

Simon Sparrow …. Richard Briers
Sir Lancelot Spratt …. Geoffrey Sumner
Tony Benskin …. Ray Cooney
Taffy Evans …. Edward Cast
Vera …. Norma Ronald
Mrs Stevens …. Gwendolyn Watts
Sister/Granny …. Beth Boyd
Porter/Padre …. Brian Haines

Producer: David Hatch

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1968.


SUN 09:00 Something to Shout About (b07k0tdl)
Series 3

Episode 1

Scared he'll be sacked if he doesn't find a new client, Michael Lightfoot and the advertising agency team battle to woo an American businessman to win the account for his secret new product.

CAST:

Michael …. Michael Medwin
Janet …. Fenella Fielding
Mavis …. Joan Sims
Maggie Tufnell …. Eleanor Summerfield
Adrian …. Nicholas Phipps
Mr Pimslow …. Warren Mitchell

Set in a London ad agency called Apsley, Addis, Cohen, Barbican, Blythe, Giddy & Partners, ‘Something To Shout About’ ran to 54 episodes over three series

Written by Myles Rudge and Ronnie Wolfe.

Music by The Jingle Belles and The Bernie Fenton Quartet, under the direction of Cliff Adams.

Producer: John Simmonds

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in July 1960.


SUN 09:30 Daliso Chaponda: Citizen of Nowhere (b0b0v5hh)
Series 1

How It All Began

Malawian Comedian Daliso Chaponda looks at the relationship between the UK and Africa.

Both countries have had a long a complicated past. Looking at their history, Daliso is our relationship guidance counsellor, helping us navigate the rocky historical waters between the two places.

A Malawian comedian who grew up all over the world, Daliso straddles cultural divides. He will help us all better understand how to sort out our differences. Or not...

Daliso begins by looking at the origins of the relationship, as he asks how did the UK and Africa first meet?

Written and performed by Daliso Chaponda

The Other Guy ...... James Quinn

Theme music by Lawi.

Image by Steve Ullathorne.

Producer: Carl Cooper

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


SUN 10:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m0015tx7)
Oscar Winners 2

Nicole Kidman

From Elvis to Dvorak.

Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman shares her castaway choices with Sue Lawley.

Recorded shortly after her London West End triumph in ‘The Blue Room’, Nicole traces her life from her suburban Australian upbringing to the heart of Hollywood and beyond.

Nicole was to go on and win the Academy Award in 2003 for Best Actress for her portrayal of writer Virginia Woolf in the drama film 'The Hour'.

In addition to her eight records to take to the mythical island, Nicole chooses a book and a luxury item.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1998.


SUN 10:45 The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry (m000dyqn)
Series 15

The Golden Secret

"How do you make gold?" asks curious listener, Paul Ruddick.

Inspired by the promise of riches, Hannah and Adam embark on a mission to discover the origin of gold. It's a tale that takes them from the clandestine codes of Aristotle to the alchemy of Isaac Newton, alongside materials scientist Mark Miodownik.

They boldly go into the cosmos with astronomers Lucie Green and Andrew Pontzen, to learn what happens in the most exotic areas of space. By the end one thing is for sure - you'll never look at your gold jewellery in quite the same way again.

Presenters: Hannah Fry, Adam Rutherford
Producer: Michelle Martin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2020.


SUN 11:00 The Moth Radio Hour (m0015v8h)
Series 12

Truth and Power - Global Stories of Women

True stories told live in the USA: Sarah Austin Jenness introduces stories of female strength and empowerment.

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 11:50 Inheritance Tracks (b06fq76h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:10 today]


SUN 12:00 Poetry Extra (m0015v8m)
Poetry Please - Liz Berry

Daljit Nagra revisits the BBC's poetry archive and selects Poetry Please.

Liz Berry joins Roger McGough to present a selection of her favourite poems from listener requests. Choices include, Dylan Thomas, Charlotte Mew, Kathleen Jamie, James Wright, Thomas Hardy, Sharon Olds, Wendy Pratt and Jackie Kay.

Producer: Sarah Addezio.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2018.


SUN 12:30 HR (b00tt4lt)
Series 2

Remodelling

Sam, fearing the sense of purposelessness that often hits retirees, decides to redecorate his house.

But his housemate Peter gets worried. Has he some darker purpose in mind?

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
Nigel ..... Tony Bell

Director: Peter Kavanagh.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2010.


SUN 13:00 South and West by Joan Didion (Omnibus) (b0952rrz)
New Orleans’ oppressive atmosphere stirs memories of childhood visits and an ex-lover - and stark comparisons between the South and Joan Didion’s home in California.

Joan Didion always kept notebooks of overheard dialogue, observations, interviews, drafts of essays and articles.

This is one that traces a road trip she took in June 1970, through Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama.

And in her native west, the memoir piece California Notes that began as an assignment from Rolling Stone on the Patty Hearst trial of 1976.

Read by Laurel Lefkow

Omnibus of five parts abridged by Eileen Horne

Producer: Clive Brill

Director: Eoin O'Callaghan

A Brill production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in September 2017.


SUN 14:10 Inheritance Tracks (b05vj4w2)
Gareth Malone

Choirmaster Gareth Malone chooses 'Is My Team Ploughing' by George Butterworth, and 'Dance to Your Daddy' by Nancy Kerr.


SUN 14:20 Jacqueline Susann - Valley of the Dolls (Omnibus) (b00mdn40)
Episode 1

September, 1945: Anne Welles arrives in New York from sedate Lawrenceville to find that every woman she meets is looking for a husband.

Jacqueline Susann's 1960s best seller.

Three beautiful young women become best friends as they carve out careers in the entertainment industry.

Omnibus of the first five of fifteen episodes.

Dramatised by Yvonne Antrobus.

Anne Welles ...Madeleine Potter
Neely O'Hara... Barbara Barnes
Henry Bellamy... Stuart Milligan
Allen Cooper ... Walter Lewis
Mrs Welles... Liza Ross
Lyon Burke ... Jamie Glover
Gino Cooper ... Nathan Osgood
Miss Steinberg ... Liza Ross
Helen Lawson ... Sally Dexter
Amelia ...Susan Jameson

Producer: Claire Grove

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2005.


SUN 15:30 The Art of Re-mastering (b00s3h40)
Sara Mohr-Pietsch explores digital re-mastering:

Is it the art of restoring music to its original glory; or just another way of selling us music we already own?

The whole of the Beatles back catalogue was re-released in re-mastered form; a quick search of any record store or online shop will reveal that a large number of recordings have been re-mastered, from very old crackly recordings to very recent releases.

But what do the words 'digitally re-mastered' on a cd actually mean?

Sara visits London's iconic Abbey Road Studios to meet some of the engineers who re-master recordings there. She asks them and others from the music industry what re-mastering actually means. She learns that sometimes re-mastering can be as much about what to leave in as what to leave out. And is it an advantage to have the original artist involved in the process?

She also considers the consumer's point of view; we've already bought these recordings on vinyl and cd (and possibly cassette as well) so why do we need to buy them again? Can the average listener hear any difference between the original version of (for instance) a pop song from the 1960s and the re-mastered version?

Sara looks at the technology that is used to clean up very old recordings, where the music is often buried almost completely beneath noise and the sonic distortions caused by very primitive recording equipment.

Whatever your view is of the value of re-mastering, what is clear is that the re-mastering engineers Sara meets treat the work they do with great care and reverence - they are often uncovering moments in history.

Producer: Nick Holmes

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2010.


SUN 16:00 Joseph Conrad - Falk (m0015v8q)
Terrible events at sea come back to haunt a tugboat captain working out of Bangkok Harbour.

When Captain Falk sets out to woo the niece of a German trader, he finds he cannot bring himself to speak to the object of his affections because he feels so ashamed of his past.

But his behaviour becomes more than just eccentric when he kidnaps the trader's ship with the girl on board...

Starring Crawford Logan.

Joseph Conrad's short story, dramatised by Robert Forrest.

Snadden .... Crawford Logan
Falk .... Allan Sharpe
Totterson .... Steven McNicoll
Schomberg .... Ralph Riach
Hermann .... John Buick
Mrs Hermann .... Rose McBain
Seigers .... Robin Thomson
Johnson .... Michael MacKenzie

Director: Bruce Young

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2000.


SUN 17:00 Poetry Extra (m0015v8m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 today]


SUN 17:30 HR (b00tt4lt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 today]


SUN 18:00 Ghosts From The Past (m000d7g0)
The Boat Hook by Sheila Hodgson

1904: Whilst visiting Trondheim Cathedral, distinguished university academic MR James is terrified by the appearance of a model boat.

Sheila Hodgson's haunting drama starring Michael Williams.

MR James .… Michael Williams
George Masterman .… Brett Usher
Professor Anders .… David King
Caroline Anders .… Siriol Jenkins
Mrs Craddock .… Joanna Wake
Sorenson …. Peter Tuddenham
Caroline …. Siriol Jenkins
Mrs Vickers …. Gudrun Ure
Nielson …. Eric Allan
Students …. David Learner & Neil Roberts

Director: Martin Jenkins.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1992.


SUN 18:45 Short Stories by LP Hartley (b03zjs5f)
2. The Waits

Mr Mariner is looking forward to Christmas Eve when there's an unexpected knock at the door.

Read by Robert Lang.

Series of creepy tales written by LP Hartley.

Producer: Peter Kavanagh

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1988.


SUN 19:00 The Moth Radio Hour (m0015v8h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 19:50 Inheritance Tracks (b06fq76h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:10 today]


SUN 20:00 Joseph Conrad - Falk (m0015v8q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 today]


SUN 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m0015tx7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


SUN 21:45 The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry (m000dyqn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today]


SUN 22:00 HR (b00tt4lt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 today]


SUN 22:30 Delve Special (b007k4nj)
Series 2

Double Agent Russell Nicholson

Reporter David Lander interviews notorious double agent Russell Nicholson at his luxury home in Bulgaria.

Presented by David Lander with assistance from Stephen Fry.

Studio production by:

Andrew Sachs
Jack Klaff
Brenda Blethyn
Felicity Montagu

Dramatic reconstruction by:

Robert Bathurst
Tony Robinson

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 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (m0015wxk)
Nina Conti 1/3

From 10pm until midnight, seven days a week, The Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. Arthur Smith chats to actress and comedian, Nina Conti.


SUN 23:00 Edge Falls (b00d9yq6)
Series 2

Episode 2

The retail park is licensed for marriage with traumatic results. Stars Mark Benton and Frances Barber. From September 2008.


SUN 23:30 Dan and Nick: The Wildebeest Years (b0085flc)
Incy Wincy Quincy

A case for spider pathologist Incy Wincy Quincy and The Archers abroad

Comedy extravaganza written by and featuring Dan Freedman and Nick Romero.

With Richard Coles.

Music by the Gents.

Producer: Julian Mayers

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1998



MONDAY 28 MARCH 2022

MON 00:00 Ghosts From The Past (m000d7g0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 00:45 Short Stories by LP Hartley (b03zjs5f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:45 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 South and West by Joan Didion (Omnibus) (b0952rrz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:10 Inheritance Tracks (b05vj4w2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:10 on Sunday]


MON 02:20 Jacqueline Susann - Valley of the Dolls (Omnibus) (b00mdn40)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:20 on Sunday]


MON 03:30 The Art of Re-mastering (b00s3h40)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:30 on Sunday]


MON 04:00 Joseph Conrad - Falk (m0015v8q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Poetry Extra (m0015v8m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 HR (b00tt4lt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 RD Wingfield (b0082c6v)
Outbreak of Fear

1. The Body on the Beach

Until PC Beaumont came to Polford, fresh from Police Training College, he'd never seen a dead body.

But despite the location of this sleepy fishing village in the West Country, he's set to complete his education...

Starring Leslie Sands and Nick Orchard.

RD Wingfield's five-part thriller serial.

Sergeant Fowler …. Leslie Sands
PC Beaumont …. Nick Orchard
Dave Clark …. Cornelius Garrett
The Doctor …. Paul Nicholson
Pete Carter …. Derek Graham
Mitchell …. Conrad Phillips
Rose …. Gillie Graham
Fred Dickey …. Fred Bryant
Albert …. Douglas Leach
Kim …. Deborah Paige
Mrs Trevor …. Patricia Gibson

Director: Brian Miller

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1982.


MON 06:30 Kipling in Love (b06tgptz)
Love o' Women

India, 1885:

0 do not despise the advice of the wise.
Learn wisdom from those that are older....
And don't try for things that are out of your reach -
An' that's what the girl told the soldier!

Series of plays based on short stories written by Rudyard Kipling.

Dramatised by Ed Thomason.

Tighe... John Duttine
Diamond... Frances Jeater
Mulvaney... Jack Klaff
Ortheris... Terry John
Learoyd... Steve Hodson
Dinah... Teresa Gallagher
Doctor Lowndes... James Taylor
Clerk of the Court... Peter Whitman
Private... Tom Bevan

Producer Adrian Bean

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1994.


MON 07:00 Daliso Chaponda: Citizen of Nowhere (b0b1sycz)
Series 1

The 'Haters'

Daliso Chaponda looks at the relationship between the UK and Africa.

Both countries have had a long a complicated past. Looking at their history, Daliso is our relationship guidance counsellor, helping us navigate the rocky historical waters between the two places.

A Malawian comedian who grew up all over the world, Daliso straddles cultural divides. He will help us all better understand how to sort out our differences. Or not...

Now, Daliso looks at the people on both sides who don't want the relationship to work.

Written and performed by Daliso Chaponda

The Other Guy... James Quinn

Theme music by Lawi.

Image by Steve Ullathorne.

Producer Carl Cooper

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


MON 07:30 Just a Minute (m0015lln)
Series 88

Episode 5

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 national treasure of a parlour game is back, with subjects this week ranging from She Sells Sea Shells to My Irish Roots.

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 (b00hsff3)
Series 2

Episode 6

A musing pianist, a two-headed 'Great Eccentric' and Is the Age of Chivalry dead?

A sequential entertainment for radio starring Ronnie Barker.

With:

Terence Brady
Pauline Yates

Pianist: Gordon Langford.

Written by Chris Allen, David Climie and Gordon Langford, Jim Eldridge, John Graham, Alan Hutchison, Chris Miller, Richard Murdoch, Allan Scott & Chris Bryant, Gerald Wiley and Stan Wootton.

Producer John Fawcett-Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1972.


MON 08:30 Chambers (b007jnjc)
Series 1

The Right to Silence

Hostilities between pompous Fuller-Carp and Ruth have intensified, and a walking holiday in the Lake District with an influential judge would seem to provide the perfect break.

However, a Crimewatch obsessed hotelier, an ambiguous fax and an impending murder trial conspire to turn the weekend into a nightmare.

Even the allure of the hotel's Nick Ross Carvery cannot redeem events...

Starring John Bird, James Fleet and Lesley Sharp.

Clive Coleman’s sitcom about the questionable practices of a group of barristers.

John Fuller Carp ...... John Bird
Hilary Tripping ...... James Fleet
Ruth Quirke ...... Lesley Sharp
Vince ...... Jonathan Kydd
Austin Weave ...... Jonathan Kydd
Other parts ...... Peter Serafinowcz

Producer Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1996.


MON 09:00 Counterpoint (b00zzy2d)
Series 25

2011 Heat 1

Paul Gambaccini chairs the general knowledge music quiz.

The questions cover every aspect of music - from the classical repertoire to world music, show tunes, film scores, jazz, rock and pop.

The first trio of 27 competitors are in Manchester for the opening heat of this 25th anniversary series.

Anthony Dean from Nottingham
Fiona Leiper from Inverness
Christopher Moore-Bridger from Oswestry

Producer: Paul Bajoria

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2011.


MON 09:30 Getting Nowhere Fast (b00mqgrr)
Series 3

Episode 2

Burglars have struck at the CyberPass bistro. So Merv sits up alone to confront them.

Who is it? What do they want? And what will he actually do when they come?

Someone has got Merv by the Delias.

Sitcom set in the Cyber Pass’ internet café.

Written by and starring Mervyn Stutter.

Merv …. Mervyn Stutter
Pam …. Lill Roughley
Dibden …. John Challis
Nev …. Gyuri Sarossy
Chantal …. Tracy-Ann Oberman
Dilkes …. Chris Ettridge
Various …. Geoffrey McGivern

Songs by Mervyn Stutter.

Performed by Swamp Things.

Producer: Simon Nicholls

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2004.


MON 10:00 Stephen Wyatt - Double Jeopardy (b00y2xn6)
In 1944 the two men came together to work on a screen adaptation of James M Cain's novel Double Indemnity.

Billy Wilder is a 36 year old German Jewish émigré just making his name as a director and Raymond Chandler is a reformed alcoholic with a developing reputation as a novelist but absolutely no experience of writing for movies. The play follows their famously difficult collaboration.

Billy Wilder and Raymond Chandler are legendary.

The English-educated, middle-aged , would-be intellectual versus the ambitious young German émigré. Paramount Studios put them together because none of the big names would touch James M Cain's novel. With its adulterous lovers, and a crime that could be copied, it was judged too controversial to adapt because of the censorious Production Code guidelines.

Chandler and Wilder famously hated each other but in a space of some four months locked in an office together they created an outstanding screenplay for a ground-breaking classic film.

Stephen Wyatt's entertaining glimpse inside the Hollywood film industry.

Raymond Chandler ...... Patrick Stewart
Billy Wilder ...... Adrian Scarborough

Director: Claire Grove

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2011.


MON 10:45 The Fishing Trip by Marian O'Neill (b0076bmb)
Eight year old Jack Roberts wakes early on a perfect day for fishing.

He's finally tall enough to join his father and elder brother.

But is he ready to step onto the boat and into adulthood?

Owen Roe reads Marian O'Neill's short story.

Producer: Susan Carson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2002.


MON 11:00 TED Radio Hour (m0015sqw)
Series 8

A Love Letter To The Ocean

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

Manoush Zomorodi explores our enduring relationship with something that covers 75% of the Earth – the sea.

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


MON 11:50 Inheritance Tracks (m0015sqy)
Clemency Burton-Hill

Music journalist Clemency Burton-Hill chooses ‘Willow Weep For Me’ by Ella Fitzgerald and ‘Spring 3’ by Max Richter


MON 12:00 Lines From My Grandfather's Forehead (b00hsff3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 Chambers (b007jnjc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 RD Wingfield (b0082c6v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 Kipling in Love (b06tgptz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer (b0b2j8xq)
Episode 1

It is 2006, and Greer Kadetsky is a shy college student in Connecticut.

She meets Faith Frank, a dazzlingly persuasive and charismatic activist who has been a pillar of the women's movement for decades. The meeting is made more resonant since she’s just been the victim of a sexual assault on campus.

As Greer moves into her independent adult life, Faith is to become her mentor figure, someone she looks up to and respects, until she is forced re-evaluate.

But when Greer is persuaded to go to a party - her life is changed forever.

Meg Wolitzer’s book was written before the recent seismic shift in American politics and the advent of the #MeToo movement, but it illuminates the complexities of what it is to be a young woman coming of age in the early decades of the 21st century.

As well as the relationship between Greer and her role model, the story explores how a young man copes with devastating loss and attempts to rebuild his life, and poses searching questions about feminism and the painful realities of love and loyalty.

Writing in The New York Times Review Of Books, Lena Dunham described how "the novel ...deserves to be placed on shelves alongside such ornate modern novels beginning in college as A Little Life, The Secret History and The Marriage Plot... But when all is said and done, Wolitzer is an infinitely capable creator of human identities that are as real as the type on this page, and her love of her characters shines more brightly than any agenda."

Read by Tanya Moodie

Abridged by Jill Waters and Isobel Creed

Producer: Jill Waters

A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in May 2018.


MON 14:15 Life Lines (b07jxsy5)
Series 1

Episode 1

Carrie is an ambulance call handler. She never knows what the next emergency will be or the effect it might have on her.

And sometimes you have to listen hard to find out exactly what's going on.

Some calls are literally a matter of life or death - while for others, the emergency may be more in the mind of the caller...

Al Smith's tense drama series goes behind the scenes of an ambulance control room.

Carrie ...... Sarah Ridgeway
Destiny ...... Clare Perkins
Dave ...... Nick Underwood
Margaret ...... Elizabeth Bennett
Chris ...... Tom Forrister
Connor ...... Lloyd Hutchinson
Dr Farnsworth ...... James Lailey

Director: Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2016.


MON 14:30 Really Happening! (b00vcqjf)
Back in the 1960s the Happening was what was really happening, on the international visual art scene.

Instead of people visiting galleries to look at art objects, audiences became involved in a series of events that made no distinction between observer and observed, and sometimes didn't seem to have a beginning, middle or end. Happenings paved the way for performance art and live art. And the 60s wouldn't have been half as groovy without them.

Early Happenings, like Allan Kaprow's 18 Happenings in 6 Parts, Claes Oldenburg's Snapshots From A City and Al Hansens' Requiem For W.C. Fields, inspired a generation of young artists, and grabbed the attention of the public.

Bob Dickinson re-imagines the Happening with contemporary artists and writers including RoseLee Goldberg, Ilana Mitchell, Andrea Cusmano, and Lorenzo Fusi.

He also investigates the way Happenings travelled around the world, to Asia and Europe, thanks to Nam June Paik in Korea and Japan, Adrian Henri in Liverpool, the Viennese Aktionists, Joseph Beuys in Germany, and Yves Klein in France.

As Happenings became part of popular culture, they became increasingly spectacular, and in 1967 Britain's biggest ever example of the activity was staged at Alexandra Palace in London - the 24 Hour Technicolour Dream. It was a high-point, in more ways than one, for the hippie counterculture, but it also marked the point when Happenings stopped being art.

We meet an eye-witness. Now, half a century after Happenings transformed the art scene, some contemporary artists, such as Tanya Bruguera, from Cuba, are revisiting and reviving several of Allan Kaprow's classic Happenings for a new audience - and we find out what happens when she tries them out on the streets and shops of Liverpool.

Producer: Bob Dickinson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2010.


MON 15:00 Stephen Wyatt - Double Jeopardy (b00y2xn6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 15:45 The Fishing Trip by Marian O'Neill (b0076bmb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today]


MON 16:00 Counterpoint (b00zzy2d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 16:30 Getting Nowhere Fast (b00mqgrr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


MON 17:00 Daliso Chaponda: Citizen of Nowhere (b0b1sycz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 17:30 Just a Minute (m0015lln)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 18:00 The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by HP Lovecraft (m000k2tq)
Episode 16

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, London. Are the two events connected?

Amelia Fenner may hold all the answers. But is it too late?

Kennedy Fisher …… Jana Carpenter
Matthew Heawood …… Barnaby Kay
George Shepley …… Adam Godley
Ezra Weedon …… Alun Armstrong
Godfrey Tillingshurst …… Richard Cordery
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.


MON 18:15 Heidi Amsinck Stories (b0b913sc)
1. The Man Upstairs

A man finds that his neighbour, Mrs Vonnesbech, is always complaining to him about the behaviour of the mysterious tenant at the top of their mansion block. Trouble is, no one has ever actually seen him. Read by Tim McInnerny.

An occasional series of stories from life's murkier places.

Taken from the 2018 collection 'Last Train To Helsingør' by Heidi Amsinck.

Heidi Amsinck, a writer and journalist born in Copenhagen, has written numerous short stories for radio. A graduate of the MA in Creative Writing at Birkbeck, University of London, Heidi lives in Surrey.

Producer: Jeremy Osborne

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4 Extra first broadcast on July 2018.


MON 18:30 A Good Read (b03jb1wk)
Mark Ravenhill and DJ Nihal

Harriett Gilbert and her guests - playwright, Mark Ravenhill and DJ, Nihal Arthanayake - discuss favourite books by James Ellroy, Nadine Gordimer and Wolfgang von Goethe.

Elective Affinities by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Publisher: Oxford World Classics

American Tabloid by James Ellroy
Publisher: Windmill Books

July's People by Nadine Gordimer
Publisher: Bloomsbury

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2013.


MON 19:00 Lines From My Grandfather's Forehead (b00hsff3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 Chambers (b007jnjc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 RD Wingfield (b0082c6v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 Kipling in Love (b06tgptz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 TED Radio Hour (m0015sqw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:50 Inheritance Tracks (m0015sqy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:50 today]


MON 22:00 Just a Minute (m0015lln)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 Liam Williams: Ladhood (b06ns6l4)
Series 1

The Fight

Liam Williams - a two-time Edinburgh Festival Award nominated comedian - shares his teenage misadventures in the Yorkshire suburbs.

With evocative monologues by "Adult Liam" being interjected with flashback scenes from his teenage years, the four-parts series was recorded in Leeds and stars teens from Yorkshire.

Each episode delves into Liam's memories of his first fight, virginity loss, the best house party ever organised, and his marvellous outwitting of an entire teaching staff.

This is the New Labour, post-mining, aspirational heartland, meeting 50 Cent and Generation Y ennui, represented in a bourgeois radio format - by one of Britain's most exciting comedians.

Adult Liam ...... Liam Williams
Young Liam ...... Alfie Field
Lucy ...... Ella Garde
Craig Cheng ...... Ken Cheng
Chloe ...... Hannah Waring
Lucy's Mum ...... Amelia Lowdell
Liam's Mum ...... Debra Baker
Liam's Dad ...... Caolan McCarthy
Miss Peacock ...... Evie Killip

Producer: Arnab Chanda

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


MON 23:00 The Now Show (m0015l15)
Series 60

Episode 3

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches.


MON 23:30 Elis James's Pantheon of Heroes (b01pjp4n)
Series 2

Communication

Pryce Pryce-Jones, Richard Trevithick and Guglielmo Marconi.

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 January 2013.



TUESDAY 29 MARCH 2022

TUE 00:00 The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by HP Lovecraft (m000k2tq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:15 Heidi Amsinck Stories (b0b913sc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:15 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 A Good Read (b03jb1wk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 RD Wingfield (b0082c6v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 Kipling in Love (b06tgptz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer (b0b2j8xq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:15 Life Lines (b07jxsy5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 Really Happening! (b00vcqjf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 Stephen Wyatt - Double Jeopardy (b00y2xn6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 03:45 The Fishing Trip by Marian O'Neill (b0076bmb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 Counterpoint (b00zzy2d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:30 Getting Nowhere Fast (b00mqgrr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 Daliso Chaponda: Citizen of Nowhere (b0b1sycz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 Just a Minute (m0015lln)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 RD Wingfield (b0082f1k)
Outbreak of Fear

2. The Second Body

No sooner has Richard Aldridge's body turned up when Sergeant Fowler's boss arrives from New Scotland Yard - and makes a discovery...

Starring Leslie Sands and Nick Orchard.

RD Wingfield's thriller serial.

Sergeant Fowler …. Leslie Sands
PC Beaumont …. Nick Orchard
Dave Clark …. Cornelius Garrett
The Doctor …. Paul Nicholson
Pete Carter …. Derek Graham
Chadwick …. Nicholas Courtney
Joe Hardy …. John Gabriel
Radio DJ …. Jim Reid
Miss Reed …. Ann Morrish
Vicar …. Ronald Russell

Director: Brian Miller

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1982.


TUE 06:30 Kipling in Love (b06tk7jx)
Beyond the Pale

Lahore, 1885. An English merchant falls deeply in love with a widowed Indian girl.

But he can have no idea of the cultural barriers to their happiness.

Series of plays based on short stories written by Rudyard Kipling.

Dramatised by Ed Thomason.

Bisesa... Nina Wadia
Trejago... Gareth Armstrong
Narrator... Renu Setna
Mahbub/Gaya Din... Lyndam Gregory
Charan... Gurdial Sira
Gaur Chand... Amerjit Deu
Naini... Charubala Chokshi
Leela... Heather Emmanuel
Dorothea... Frances Jeater
Macklin... John Evitts

Producer: Adrian Bean

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1994.


TUE 07:00 Ayres on the Air (m000gcr0)
Series 1

The Countryside

Pam Ayres's poetry and sketch show goes all rural.

With poems about grand plans for a garden and being a battery hen.

Plus sketches on the joys of buying a tractor and how the townie views the country life.

Aided and abetted by actors Geoffrey Whitehead and Felicity Montagu.

Producer: Claire Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2004.


TUE 07:30 The World of Simon Rich (m0015lt9)
Series 3

Episode 3

Simon Rich is a one-man comedy phenomenon, described by The Guardian as "the funniest man in America" and with credits including The Simpsons, Pixar movies and Saturday Night Live. He created the hit sitcom Miracle Workers starring Steve Buscemi and Daniel Radcliffe, and his debut movie An American Pickle was released in 2020, starring Seth Rogen.

Now Simon returns to Radio 4 with a third series of his charmingly absurd stories, performed by a top-drawer British cast. Featuring parenting pirates, a baby detective, an unlikely retelling of Beauty And The Beast, and a super monster being promoted into management, this is unlike anything else you’ll hear this year.

Starring Mat Baynton, Ed Eales-White, Kieran Hodgson, Cariad Lloyd, Claire Price and Adjani Salmon
Produced by Jon Harvey and Clarissa Maycock
Editor: David Thomas
Executive Producer: Polly Thomas
A Naked production for BBC Radio 4


TUE 08:00 The Goon Show (b007mwv5)
The Spanish Suitcase

Neddie Seagoon's brave act lands him in prison, and a jewel thief is on the loose.

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 December 1954.


TUE 08:30 King Street Junior (b007jmhv)
Series 5

Work

If only school problems could be as easily solved as the new school governor imagines.

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
Mrs Stone …. ...........Margaret John
Miss Lewis …........ Marlene Sidaway
Mrs Patterson.........Diedre Costello
Mr Boscombe......Nick Maloney
Mrs Mereira........Mia Soteriou
Marcos..................Stuart Heath
Dawn.....................Victoria Keady
Suki.........................Sonia Ashraf

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1990.


TUE 09:00 The Now Show (m0015l15)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:30 Elephants to Catch Eels (b00vcx38)
Series 2

France

Captured by French revolutionaries, Tamsyn faces an excruciating torture involving a shuttlecock, some badminton rackets and two fat naked Germans.

It's 1793 and in the small Cornish village of Drumlin Bay, heroic smuggler Tamsyn Trelawny is still running rings around the customs men, assisted by her drunken father Jago.

Written by Tom Jamieson and Nev Fountain.

Starring Sheridan Smith as Tamsyn Trelawny, John Bowe as Jago Trelawny, Cameron Stewart as Major Thomas Falconer, Andrew McGibbon as Captain Marriot, Martin Hyder as Squire Bascombe, Mark Felgate as Dewey and Mark Perry as Hobbs.

Producer: Jan Ravens.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2004.


TUE 10:00 DI Gwen Danbury - An Odd Body (b007jrx2)
Series 1

1. Past Imperfect

The discovery of a skeleton buried in a wood in Suffolk back in 1965 sparks a murder investigation.

Detective Inspector Gwen Danbury, with the interfering assistance of her mother, tries to ‘un-bury’ the past...

Sue Rodwell's four-part murder mystery stars Annette Badland as DI Gwen Danbury.

DI Gwen Danbury …. Annette Badland
Joan Danbury …. Gudrun Ure
DS Henry Jacobs …. John Duttine
Superintendent Phillips …. John Rye
Mrs Banks …. Tina Gray
Dr Edward Barker …. Terence Alexander
Virginia Barker …. Margaret John
Stuart Barker …. Jonathan Tafler
Peter Lennox …. Peter Whitman
Ben Meen …. Peter Tuddenham
Dr Bull …. Don McCorkindale
The Archivist …. David Jarvis
Keith …. Mark Straker
Jimmy …. Martin Davey

Director: Glyn Dearman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1994.


TUE 11:00 Archive on 4 (b00l2p7x)
When Courtney Met Chris

Courtney Pine talks to jazz trombonist Chris Barber about his life's work and how his initiative and enthusiasm for American blues music helped provide inspiration for a new generation of British musicians.

Barber has been a professional jazz musician for almost 55 years. Along with the likes of Kenny Ball and Acker Bilk, he was an integral part of the 'trad jazz' boom in the 1950s which swept the dance halls of austere postwar Britain.

However, while others stood still, Barber set about acknowledging the huge debt he and his fellow musicians owed to the legacy of American blues musicians, and engineered tours for artists including Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Muddy Waters, and Champion Jack Dupree. These visits gave emerging players like Eric Clapton and Van Morrison a chance to see their idols, and introduced the true stars of blues to a whole new generation. Van Morrison talks about the impact that Chris made on his music and on the British music scene as a whole, and his belief that Chris' contribution should receive wider recognition.

Andy Fairweather-Low explains how rehearsing with Chris changed his whole appoach to music, and reveals the man's hidden talents as a racing driver. In a newly-discovered interview, Chris' ex wife, singer Ottilie Patterson, remembers stepping out with Big Bill Broonzy, the pride she felt in being compared to Bessie Smith and how she was chatted up by Muddy Waters, backstage in Croydon.

Producer: Toby Field

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2009.


TUE 12:00 The Goon Show (b007mwv5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 King Street Junior (b007jmhv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 RD Wingfield (b0082f1k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 Kipling in Love (b06tk7jx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer (b0b2jh7r)
Episode 2

Greer Kadetsky is a shy college student in Connecticut when she meets Faith Frank, a dazzlingly persuasive and charismatic activist who has been a pillar of the women's movement for decades. The meeting is made more resonant since she has just been the victim of a sexual assault on campus.

As Greer moves into her independent adult life Faith is to become her mentor figure, someone she looks up to and respects, until she is forced re-evaluate.

In this episode, Greer is encouraged by her new friend Zee to go and hear a visiting speaker at college. That speaker is the formidable feminist Faith Frank. Greer asks a question.

The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer is a book written before the recent seismic shift in American politics and the advent of the #MeToo movement, but it illuminates the complexities of what it is to be a young woman coming of age in the early decades of the 21st century. As well as the relationship between Greer and her role model, the story explores how a young man copes with devastating loss and attempts to rebuild his life, and poses searching questions about feminism and the painful realities of love and loyalty.

Writing in The New York Times Review Of Books, Lena Dunham described how "the novel ...deserves to be placed on shelves alongside such ornate modern novels beginning in college as A Little Life, The Secret History and The Marriage Plot... But when all is said and done, Wolitzer is an infinitely capable creator of human identities that are as real as the type on this page, and her love of her characters shines more brightly than any agenda."

Meg Wolitzer is author of The Interestings, The Uncoupling, The Ten-Year Nap, The Position, The Wife, and Sleepwalking.

Written by Meg Wolitzer
Read by Tanya Moodie
Abridged by Jill Waters and Isobel Creed
Produced by Jill Waters
A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in May 2018.


TUE 14:15 Life Lines (b07jys1p)
Series 1

Episode 2

A man phones, intent on taking his own life...

Carrie is an ambulance call handler. She never knows what the next emergency will be or the effect it might have on her.

Al Smith's tense drama series goes behind the scenes of an ambulance control room.

Carrie ...... Sarah Ridgeway
Ben ...... Joe Sims
Will ...... Nick Underwood
Ian ...... Michael Jibson
Connor ...... Lloyd Hutchinson

Director: Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2016.


TUE 14:30 The Goddess of English (b01p0hj6)
India has a new deity, the Goddess of English, worshipped by former Untouchables who see the language as their deliverer from poverty and ignorance. Zareer Masani investigates.

The English language and the educational legacies of the Raj are still hotly contested. Lord Macaulay, the 19th century imperialist who introduced Western education, is reviled by Indian nationalists. The term "Macaulay's Children" is still used by as a pejorative label for anglicised Indians.

Yet Macaulay's ideas have been enthusiastically adopted today by India's Dalits, the former 'Untouchables', For them, English is a liberating force. Their saviour from caste oppression is personified as a goddess, modelled on the Statue of Liberty, in a sari and mounted on a computer.

Zareer visits the elite Cathedral school, where he was a pupil, a English medium school for poorer people, and one that teaches in the local language, Marathi. Talking to teachers, students, business people and politicians, in classrooms, by the pool at the Willingdon club, and in a cramped Dalit flat, Zareer explores the education of upper-class "Macaulay children", and the hunger for English among poor Indians.

English is essential to upward mobility: politicians committed to education in indigenous languages send their own children to English medium schools. Servants spend half their salaries to get their children into these. Yet the teachers themselves might not speak English well. So, is a foreign language really the best medium of instruction for India's educational system? What is the impact on India's indigenous languages? Zareer ponders, too, whether English has now become as native to India as any of its own languages, in its vibrant Indianised form known as 'Hinglish'.

Producer: Julian May

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2012.


TUE 15:00 DI Gwen Danbury - An Odd Body (b007jrx2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 The 3rd Degree (b0b9wbf6)
Series 8

Merton College, Oxford

A funny and dynamic quiz show hosted by Steve Punt - this week from Merton College, Oxford.

With specialist subjects including History, Biology and Classics and questions ranging from the Rhine Maidens and deponent verbs to Barbie and starfish legs.

Recorded on location at a different University each week, and it pits 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 television, 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 July 2018.


TUE 16:30 Elephants to Catch Eels (b00vcx38)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


TUE 17:00 Ayres on the Air (m000gcr0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 17:30 The World of Simon Rich (m0015lt9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 18:00 The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by HP Lovecraft (m000k2mg)
Episode 17

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, London. Are the two events connected?

Kennedy is back. But what has happened to her?

Kennedy Fisher …… Jana Carpenter
Matthew Heawood …… Barnaby Kay
Akuma …… Cherrelle Skeete
Ezra Weedon …… Alun Armstrong
Godfrey Tillingshurst …… Richard Cordery
Barbara Sayers …… Penny Downie
Warden ...… Ben Crowe

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 Heidi Amsinck Stories (b0b91b3h)
2. The Miracle in Dannersgade

Lilian will stop at nothing, first to become - and then to remain, the organist at her local church. Read by Tim McInnerny

An occasional series of stories from life's murkier places.

Taken from the 2018 collection 'Last Train To Helsingør' by Heidi Amsinck.

Heidi Amsinck, a writer and journalist born in Copenhagen, has written numerous short stories for radio. A graduate of the MA in Creative Writing at Birkbeck, University of London, Heidi lives in Surrey.

Producer: Jeremy Osborne

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4 Extra first broadcast in July 2018.


TUE 18:30 Soul Music (b05tkzn5)
Series 20

The Lord Is My Shepherd

This much-loved hymn based on Psalm 23 has been set to music many times, including Brother James' Air and Crimond.

The Queen requested the Crimond version at her wedding. Harriet Bowes Lyon's tells the story that her mother, Lady Margaret Colville, ( formerly Lady Margaret Egerton) taught the descant to the Queen and Princess Margaret, and was summoned to sing it when, two days before the wedding, the descant music could not be found.

Howard Goodall, who wrote a new setting for 'The Vicar of Dibley' describes how he composed it in a taxi. Selina Scott says that the Crimond always puts her in mind of her Scottish grandmother.

Contributors:
Howard Goodall
Ian Bradley
Marion Dodd
Emily Badger
Athena Kruger
Esther Sternberg
Selina Scott
Harriet Bowes-Lyon
Adrian Goldberg

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2015.


TUE 19:00 The Goon Show (b007mwv5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 King Street Junior (b007jmhv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 RD Wingfield (b0082f1k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 Kipling in Love (b06tk7jx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 Archive on 4 (b00l2p7x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 22:00 The World of Simon Rich (m0015lt9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 Alex Edelman's Peer Group (b08r1vvg)
Series 1

Episode 1

The so-called millennial generation - those born between 1982 and 1994 - has been much maligned in the press for being lazy, entitled, vain, venal, self-involved, easily offended little emperors.

But Alex Edelman thinks these criticisms are baseless - so he's seeking to redress the balance.

In this opening episode, he's discussing millennials' attitude to work and institutions.

Written and presented by Alex Edelman.

Producer: Sam Michell

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


TUE 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (m0015wxp)
Nina Conti 2/3

From 10pm until midnight, seven days a week, The Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. And tonight, Arthur Smith chats to Nina Conti.


TUE 23:00 The Harpoon (b007k4t8)
Series 2

Episode 3

The complete story of evolution from Little Blobby Thing to Homo Erectus Britishus Imperius.

Plus an advert for some sticks.

All in your nostalgic spoof of boys' adventure story papers.

With Susie Brann , Alistair McGowan , Mary Elliot-Nelson, Julian Dutton and Peter Baynham.

Producer: Sarah Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1992.


TUE 23:30 The Million Pound Radio Show (b008vr3v)
Series 2

Episode 1

Tackling burglars - and TV war reports revealed.

Sharp-edged topical humour and more...

Written by and starring Andy Hamilton and Nick Revell.

With:
Felicity Montagu
Harry Enfield

Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1986.



WEDNESDAY 30 MARCH 2022

WED 00:00 The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by HP Lovecraft (m000k2mg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:15 Heidi Amsinck Stories (b0b91b3h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:15 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 Soul Music (b05tkzn5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 RD Wingfield (b0082f1k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 Kipling in Love (b06tk7jx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer (b0b2jh7r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday]


WED 02:15 Life Lines (b07jys1p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Tuesday]


WED 02:30 The Goddess of English (b01p0hj6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 DI Gwen Danbury - An Odd Body (b007jrx2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 The 3rd Degree (b0b9wbf6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:30 Elephants to Catch Eels (b00vcx38)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 Ayres on the Air (m000gcr0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 The World of Simon Rich (m0015lt9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 RD Wingfield (b0082h1n)
Outbreak of Fear

3. Triple Murder

With victims mutilated by a serial killer on Sergeant Fowler's hands, police radios in the village of Polford pick up mysterious signals...

Starring Leslie Sands and Nick Orchard.

RD Wingfield's thriller serial.

Sergeant Fowler …. Leslie Sands
PC Beaumont …. Nick Orchard
Dave Clark …. Cornelius Garrett
The Doctor …. Paul Nicholson
Pete Carter …. Derek Graham
Chadwick …. Nicholas Courtney
Joe Hardy …. John Gabriel
Mitchell …. Conrad Phillips
Eric Farrow …. Malcolm Young
Mrs Farrow …. Rosemary Sigel

Director: Brian Miller

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1982.


WED 06:30 Kipling in Love (b06tkwhn)
On Greenhow Hill

The Himalayas, 1885. Ordered to kill a sniper, three soldiers ponder on the reasons why they joined the Army.

Last of a series of plays based on short stories written by Rudyard Kipling.

Dramatised by Ed Thomason.

Learoyd... Steve Hodson
Liza... Julia Ford
Mulvaney... Jack Klaff
Ortheris... Terry John
Jesse... Barry J Gordon
Reverend Barraclough... John Evitts
Doctor Warbottom... Gareth Armstrong

With Michael Onslow, Harry Stamper, Amerjit Deu, Dominic Letts, Elaine Claxton and Lyndham Gregory.

Producer Adrian Bean

First broadcast in December 1994.


WED 07:00 Ed Reardon's Week (b00x9237)
Series 7

In the Current Climate

Austerity has hit hard. Jaz is eating at austerity themed restaurants, Ping is drawing in stocking seams with magic marker and Ed is picking blackberries from the canal towpath for his breakfast.

However, things may be looking up as we see Ed working with the most disturbingly fresh and mesmerizingly compelling voice of his generation, Ben Herbert. Ben has a three book deal and no time to write them all, so Ed has been drafted in to help him write one of the books - 'How to Survive With Like No Cash'. Surely a match made in heaven.

The comical world of an author, pipe smoker, consummate fare-dodger and master of the abusive e-mail.

Christopher Douglas stars as Ed Reardon.

Written by Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds.

Ed Reardon ...... Christopher Douglas
Jaz Milvain ...... Philip Jackson
Cliff ...... Geoff McGivern
Ray ...... Simon Greenall
Ping ...... Barunka O'Shaughnessy
Felix ...... John Fortune
Ben Herbert ...... Tom Price
Pearl ...... Rita May
Olive ...... Stephanie Cole
Stan ...... Geoffrey Whitehead
Functionary ...... Henry Devas

Producer: Dawn Ellis

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2011.


WED 07:30 Conversations from a Long Marriage (m0015lr1)
Series 3

Don't Throw Your Love Away

Joanna Lumley & Roger Allam star in Jan Etherington’s award-winning comedy, as a couple who are passionate about life and each other. This week: Roger`s caught talking in his sleep - and attempts to appease Joanna backfire, so she walks out. But when Joanna babysits for friends, she has to ask for Roger’s help and is surprised to find he’s a ‘baby whisperer’.
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. It is produced and directed by Claire Jones. It is a BBC Studios Production.


WED 08:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jsqv)
Series 5

Around the World in 80 Days

The Lad accepts a bet when challenged to copy Phileas Fogg's trip - but in far less time.

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 March 1958.


WED 08:30 If You're So Clever, Why Aren't You Rich? (b00sjp2v)
Series 2

Games People Play

Giles can't get a mortgage, David is computer-obsessed and Judith is a corporate Boadicea.

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 Philip Glenister, Paul Shearer and Jonathan Kydd

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1996.


WED 09:00 The Write Stuff (b009j9cd)
Series 11

EM Forster

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

Team captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh are joined by Wendy Holden and John O'Farrell.

Author of the week is EM Forster.

Reader: Beth Chalmers

Producer: Katie Marsden

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2008.


WED 09:30 Spangles 'n' Tights (b04nv8v5)
The Ambassador

The Dublin Theatrical Costumiers are asked to dress a British Embassy pageant, only to become embroiled in an unfortunate scandal...

Christopher Fitz-Simon's five-part comedy.

Dessie Doyle ...... David Kelly
Violet Doyle ...... Pauline McLynn
Antony Gogan ...... Eugene O'Brien
Mr McNamara ...... Frank Kelly
Mr Bagshott ...... Bosco Hogan
Polly Hoskins ...... Ali White
Lady Bletchley ...... Sylvia Syms

Music played by John Trotter.

Directed at BBC Belfast by Roland Jaquarello.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1998.


WED 10:00 DI Gwen Danbury - An Odd Body (b007jrzt)
Series 1

2. A Slim Chance

When a minister for Europe is found dead, Detective Inspector Gwen Danbury must go undercover to try and solve the case.

Sue Rodwell's murder mystery stars Annette Badland as DI Gwen Danbury.

DI Gwen Danbury …. Annette Badland
Joan Danbury …. Gudrun Ure
DS Henry Jacobs …. John Duttine
Supt Phillips …. John Rye
Mrs Banks …. Tina Gray
Eleanor Gedding …. Frances Jeater
Georgina …. Siriol Jenkins
Hans Schmidt …. Sean Barret
Keith …. Mark Straker
Peggy …. Patti Holloway
Dr Hunter …. Neville Jason
PC …. Lyndam Gregory

Director: Glyn Dearman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1994.


WED 11:00 The Changing Sound of Radio (m000gcm3)
2: Fifteen Inches Per Second

Since he was first given a tape recorder in 1967, musician and wildlife sound recordist, Chris Watson, has been fascinated by the possibilities of sound.

In the second of three programmes, he tells the story of the technological advances in radio from the first Outside Broadcast, through the Radiophonic Workshop and to advent of podcasting.

Favourite radio moments include:

* When Iron Speaks’ [ part of ‘Six Pillars’ on Resonance FM ]

* Fifteen Inches Per Second’ documentary about ¼” tape [ BBC R4 2004 ]

Producer: Jessica Treen

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra in October 2018.


WED 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jsqv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 If You're So Clever, Why Aren't You Rich? (b00sjp2v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 RD Wingfield (b0082h1n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 Kipling in Love (b06tkwhn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer (b0b2m31g)
Episode 3

Greer Kadetsky is a shy college student in Connecticut when she meets Faith Frank, a dazzlingly persuasive and charismatic activist who has been a pillar of the women's movement for decades. The meeting is made more resonant since she has just been the victim of a sexual assault on campus.

As Greer moves into her independent adult life Faith is to become her mentor figure, someone she looks up to and respects, until she is forced re-evaluate.

In today's episode - Greer was a studious child, turning to books when her parents got stoned and were not interested in her.

The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer is a book written before the recent seismic shift in American politics and the advent of the #MeToo movement, but it illuminates the complexities of what it is to be a young woman coming of age in the early decades of the 21st century. As well as the relationship between Greer and her role model, the story explores how a young man copes with devastating loss and attempts to rebuild his life, and poses searching questions about feminism and the painful realities of love and loyalty.

Writing in The New York Times Review Of Books, Lena Dunham described how "the novel ...deserves to be placed on shelves alongside such ornate modern novels beginning in college as A Little Life, The Secret History and The Marriage Plot... But when all is said and done, Wolitzer is an infinitely capable creator of human identities that are as real as the type on this page, and her love of her characters shines more brightly than any agenda."

Meg Wolitzer is author of The Interestings, The Uncoupling, The Ten-Year Nap, The Position, The Wife, and Sleepwalking.

Written by Meg Wolitzer
Read by Tanya Moodie
Abridged by Jill Waters and Isobel Creed
Produced by Jill Waters
A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in May 2018.


WED 14:15 Life Lines (b07jyvzz)
Series 1

Episode 3

Ambulance call handler Carrie never knows what the next emergency will be - or the effect it might have on her.

And now her own life is fast becoming as difficult as some of the calls she has to take.

Al Smith's tense drama series goes behind the scenes of an ambulance control room.

Carrie ...... Sarah Ridgeway
Penny ...... Adie Allen
Greg ...... Jason Barnett
Jess ...... Nicola Ferguson
Connor ...... Lloyd Hutchinson
Ian ...... Michael Jibson

Director: Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2016.


WED 14:30 Spanish Steps (b06l1yp7)
In the 1970’s the Spanish tourist board was happy to use flamenco, the traditional dance of the south, as a way to tempt chilly northerners on to the beaches on the Costa del Sol. And it worked - giving a much needed economic boost to an ailing economy. Back home, in Brighton and Bremen alike, crumpled posters featuring swirling skirts were rescued from luggage and left in upstairs bedrooms along with a raffia donkey stuffed with dates.

Behind the swirl of skirts, however, was a dictatorship which despised the gitanos, or gypsies, who refused to give up republican beliefs, leading many into exile. A tame version of flamenco was the one delivered to foreigners – joining the clichéd image of Spain on the shelf next to the castanets.

So did real flamenco survive Franco’s dictatorship? It’s a puzzle Chris Stewart, author of the best-selling series of books about his life as a sheep-shearer in Spain, and ex-member of Genesis, sets out to unravel on the streets of Granada.

As a young man Chris left the UK to join a flamenco guitar class in Seville. He quickly realised his skills as a guitarist were lacking, but fell under the spell of Spain, and flamenco for ever, returning to live there as a farmer 27 years ago.

On a trail through the scorching white alleyways of the Albaicin, into back room bars and caves, find out how the music most powerfully identified with the gitanos, is now exported throughout the world. There are now more flamenco classes in Japan than in Spain. The music has made a come back, although gitano life is still often one of the outsider. Local prisons contain significantly high proportions of the gitanos, although the authorities allow flamenco workshops for those in jail as a basic human right, whilst families still pass down their skills from generation to generation.

Chris meets the youngest in a long line of gypsy guitarists - Juan Habichuela Nieto performing in the open air courtyard of the Alhambra; the much lauded singer Juan Pinilla; the dancer Chua Alba, who also teaches his own daughter Chloe; the grand old man of Sacramonte, Curro Albaicin; and learns the poetry of flamenco from Steven Nightingale. Drinking more red wine than a wise man should n a hot night, he listens to the wavering song of a 99 year old Juan Mesa, accompanied by Alvaro, his 19 year old accompanist, in the dust riddled guitar shop of Rafa Moreno; before bumping into the proud bohemian, the gypsy singer, Cristobal Osorio, under the stars, concluding that flamenco is indeed the 'Blues of Europe'.

Producer: Sara Jane Hall

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2015.


WED 15:00 DI Gwen Danbury - An Odd Body (b007jrzt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 The Write Stuff (b009j9cd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


WED 16:30 Spangles 'n' Tights (b04nv8v5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


WED 17:00 Ed Reardon's Week (b00x9237)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 17:30 Conversations from a Long Marriage (m0015lr1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 18:00 The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by HP Lovecraft (m000k3gp)
Episode 18

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, London. Are the two events connected?

What happened to Charles Dexter Ward?

Kennedy Fisher …… Jana Carpenter
Matthew Heawood …… Barnaby Kay
Ezra Weedon …… Alun Armstrong
Warden …… Ben Crowe

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 Heidi Amsinck Stories (b0b91hzt)
3. The Ghost of Helene Jorgensen

Cecilie is the resident psychiatrist at a mental hospital in Øresund. On Christmas Eve, a Mr Jørgensen bursts into her office, claiming to be hearing voices...

Read by Tim McInnerny

An occasional series of stories from life's murkier places.

Taken from the 2018 collection 'Last Train To Helsingør' by Heidi Amsinck.

Heidi Amsinck, a writer and journalist born in Copenhagen, has written numerous short stories for radio. A graduate of the MA in Creative Writing at Birkbeck, University of London, Heidi lives in Surrey.

Producer: Jeremy Osborne

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4 Extra first broadcast in July 2018.


WED 18:30 That Reminds Me (b007jmr3)
Series 1

Barry Took

Comedian, writer and presenter Barry Took reminisces as he entertains an audience.

Featuring tales of Round the Horne, The News Quiz and Monty Python.

Producer: Claire Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1999.


WED 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jsqv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 If You're So Clever, Why Aren't You Rich? (b00sjp2v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 RD Wingfield (b0082h1n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 Kipling in Love (b06tkwhn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 The Changing Sound of Radio (m000gcm3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 22:00 Conversations from a Long Marriage (m0015lr1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 Kevin Eldon Will See You Now (b08n2wt4)
Series 3

Some Owls Were Harmed During the Making of This Programme

Comedy's best kept secret ingredient with another series of his own sketch show.

In this episode, a love song, a dead scarecrow, a Jiffy Bag and Kylie Minogue. Some owls were harmed during the making of this programme.

Kevin Eldon is a comedy phenomenon. He's been in virtually every major comedy show in recent times, but not content with working with the likes of Chris Morris, Steve Coogan, Armando Iannucci, Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse, Stewart Lee, Julia Davis and Graham Linehan, this is his own comedy series.

Also starring Amelia Bullmore (I'm Alan Partridge, Scott & Bailey), Julia Davis (Nighty Night), Paul Putner (Little Britain), Justin Edwards (The Thick Of It), David Reed (The Penny Dreadfuls) and Rosie Cavaliero (Alan Partridge, Harry and Paul).

Written by Kevin Eldon with additional material by Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris (A Touch Of Cloth and, yes, those modern Ladybird books)

Original music by Martin Bird
Produced and directed by David Tyler

A Pozzitive production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in April 2017.


WED 23:00 Radio Active (b007jw34)
Series 7

The Flu Special

A serious in-depth look at the problem of the flu virus - illustrated by song, dance, comedy and magic. Plus, two medically-trained adults will be demonstrating how to use a handkerchief.

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

Music by Philip Pope and Angus Deayton - with guest singer Kate Robbins.

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 Dave Podmore (b007qx6y)
Dave Podmore's Cricket Fix

Episode 3

Dave Podmore refuses to stand idly by as English cricket stares down both barrels of a bottomless doldrum.

On a chaotic overseas tour, his private life takes a turn for the worse.

Christopher Douglas stars as Pod.

Written by Christopher Douglas, Nick Newman and Andrew Nickolds.

Dave ...... Chris Douglas
Andy ...... Andrew Nickolds

With Nicola Sanderson and Chris Pavlo.

Producer: Richard Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2001.



THURSDAY 31 MARCH 2022

THU 00:00 The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by HP Lovecraft (m000k3gp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:15 Heidi Amsinck Stories (b0b91hzt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:15 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 That Reminds Me (b007jmr3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 RD Wingfield (b0082h1n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 Kipling in Love (b06tkwhn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer (b0b2m31g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:15 Life Lines (b07jyvzz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 Spanish Steps (b06l1yp7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 DI Gwen Danbury - An Odd Body (b007jrzt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 The Write Stuff (b009j9cd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:30 Spangles 'n' Tights (b04nv8v5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 Ed Reardon's Week (b00x9237)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 Conversations from a Long Marriage (m0015lr1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 RD Wingfield (b0082htz)
Outbreak of Fear

4. The Vault

With boats wrecked and telephone lines down in the village of Polford, Sergeant Fowler makes an important discovery.

Starring Leslie Sands and Nick Orchard.

RD Wingfield's thriller serial.

Sergeant Fowler …. Leslie Sands
PC Beaumont …. Nick Orchard
Dave Clark …. Cornelius Garrett
The Doctor …. Paul Nicholson
Chadwick …. Nicholas Courtney
Joe Hardy …. John Gabriel
Mitchell …. Conrad Phillips
Rose …. Gillie Gratham
Fred Dickey …. Fred Bryant
Albert …. Douglas Leach
Operator …. Brian Gear

Director: Brian Miller

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1982


THU 06:30 Sherlock Holmes (b0bn94fg)
Sherlock Holmes with Carleton Hobbs - Series 3

1. The Empty House

Years have passed since Dr Watson saw Holmes and Moriarty hurtle to their inevitable deaths into the chasm.

Now by chance Watson meets Holmes's brother, Mycroft...

Starring Carleton Hobbs as Sherlock Holmes

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s tale originally appeared in ‘The Return of Sherlock Holmes’ published 1903. Adapted by Michael Hardwick.

Sherlock Holmes …. Carleton Hobbs
Dr Watson …. Norman Shelley
First Man …. Stanley Lebor
Inspector Lestrade/Second Man …. Humphrey Morton
Colonel Moran …. Noel Johnson
Third Man …. David Terence
Jessie …. Eva Huszar
Mrs Hudson …. Gudrun Ure

Carleton Hobbs played the Baker Street sleuth in 80 radio dramas between 1952 and 1969.

Producer: Robin Midgley.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in November 1961.


THU 07:00 It's a Fair Cop (b0612hjl)
Series 2

Stop Search

Policeman turned comic Alfie Moore carries out a stop search and asks ‘Are the police institutionally racist?’

Series in which the audience makes the policing decisions as Alfie 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 July 2015.


THU 07:30 Big Problems with Helen Keen (b09c0pw8)
Series 2

Personality

This week's Big Problem with Helen Keen is; Personality

Who are we? Why do we have a personality? Do different brains give us different personalities? Does our environment shape our personality? Is, as they believed in Shakespeare's day, the liver still the seat of the passions?

As humanity faces a very big raft of very varied problems, many of them of its own making, here is a series of optimistic, scientifically literate yet comically nimble shows that offer a sweeping overview of the biggest challenges we face and the science behind them. We look at the often surprising solutions of past generations and the likely and unlikely solutions of the future and present a scrupulously researched comedy celebrating human ingenuity.

Written by Helen Keen, Jenny Laville, Lloyd Langford and Carrie Quinlan and special thanks to Professor Richard Wiseman.
Cast: Helen Keen, Jon Culshaw and Susy Kane.
Producer was Katie Tyrrell and it was a BBC Studios Production.


THU 08:00 The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter (b007vlws)
Series 1

The Wedding Ring

Crime writer Gerald is distracted when Diana loses something precious.

The convoluted chronicle of an optimistic author written by Basil Boothroyd.

Starring Ian Carmichael as Gerald C Potter and Charlotte Mitchell as his wife and more successful writer, Diana.

With James Thomason, Trader Faulkner and Robin Browne.

The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter ran from 1976 to 1981.

Producer: Bobby Jaye

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1976.


THU 08:30 After Henry (b007k4gw)
Series 3

Lines of Communication

'It's been wonderfully peaceful. Or it would have been if I hadn't felt so guilty all the time.'

Sarah and her mother Eleanor wage a war of attrition, until Russell steps in.

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 October 1987.


THU 09:00 Foul Play (b00yy8yz)
Series 4

Deadline News

Crime writers Ruth Dudley Edwards and Robert Richardson try to solve the murder of a model.

With the help of witnesses played by Maria McErlane and Lee Simpson.

Murder mystery panel game chaired by Simon Brett.

Producer: Liz Anstee

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1998.


THU 09:30 Clare in the Community (b00yrrgb)
Series 3

Letter From America

Needing a new place to stay, Clare goes house-hunting with Brian - and she has an unusual, new pen pal.

Sally Phillips is Clare Barker the social worker who has all the right jargon but never a practical solution.

A control freak, Clare likes nothing better than interfering in other people's lives on both a professional and personal basis. Clare is in her 30s, white, middle class and heterosexual, all of which are occasional causes of discomfort to her.

Clare continually struggles to control both her professional and private life

In today's Big Society there are plenty of challenges out there for an involved, caring social worker. Or even Clare.

Written by Harry Venning and David Ramsden.

Clare ...... Sally Phillips
Brian ..... Alex Lowe
Ray ..... Richard Lumsden
Helen ..... Gemma Craven
Irene ..... Ellen Thomas
Megan ..... Nina Conti
Hannah ..... Alex Tregear
Mr Figgis ..... Roy Hudd

Producer: Katie Tyrrell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2006.


THU 10:00 DI Gwen Danbury - An Odd Body (b007js26)
Series 1

3. A Sheltered Life

Detective Inspector Gwen Danbury comes to the aid of a wrongly-accused colleague, and her lonely mother, Joan.

Sue Rodwell's murder mystery stars Annette Badland as DI Gwen Danbury.

DI Gwen Danbury …. Annette Badland
Joan Danbury …. Gudrun Ure
DS Henry Jacobs …. John Duttine
Supt Phillips …. John Rye
Larry Eaves …. John Moffatt
Emily Porter …. Hilda Braid
Arthur Lambert …. Godfrey Kenton
Hesset …. Don McCorkindale
Edwards …. Tom Bevan
Alison …. Rachel Atkins
Grey …. Peter Kenny
Warden …. Diana Payan

Director: Glyn Dearman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1994.


THU 11:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m0015tx7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


THU 11:45 The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry (m000dyqn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]


THU 12:00 The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter (b007vlws)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 After Henry (b007k4gw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 RD Wingfield (b0082htz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 Sherlock Holmes (b0bn94fg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer (b0b2mgjg)
Episode 4

Greer Kadetsky is a shy college student in Connecticut when she meets Faith Frank, a dazzlingly persuasive and charismatic activist who has been a pillar of the women's movement for decades. The meeting is made more resonant since she has just been the victim of a sexual assault on campus.

As Greer moves into her independent adult life Faith is to become her mentor figure, someone she looks up to and respects, until she is forced re-evaluate.

Greer's parents failed to properly fill out the financial information form for Yale, so she can't take up her place and has to accept her back-up option. Meanwhile, Cory heads for Princeton.

The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer is a book written before the recent seismic shift in American politics and the advent of the #MeToo movement, but it illuminates the complexities of what it is to be a young woman coming of age in the early decades of the 21st century. As well as the relationship between Greer and her role model, the story explores how a young man copes with devastating loss and attempts to rebuild his life, and poses searching questions about feminism and the painful realities of love and loyalty.

Writing in The New York Times Review Of Books, Lena Dunham described how "the novel ...deserves to be placed on shelves alongside such ornate modern novels beginning in college as A Little Life, The Secret History and The Marriage Plot... But when all is said and done, Wolitzer is an infinitely capable creator of human identities that are as real as the type on this page, and her love of her characters shines more brightly than any agenda."

Meg Wolitzer is author of The Interestings, The Uncoupling, The Ten-Year Nap, The Position, The Wife, and Sleepwalking.

Written by Meg Wolitzer
Read by Tanya Moodie
Abridged by Jill Waters and Isobel Creed
Produced by Jill Waters
A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in May 2018.


THU 14:15 Life Lines (b07jyw9c)
Series 1

Episode 4

Carrie is an ambulance call handler with a constant dilemma.

How can you help when precious resources can't be in two places at once?

Al Smith's tense drama series goes behind the scenes of an ambulance control room.

Carrie ...... Sarah Ridgeway
Will ...... Nick Underwood
Jenny ...... Kirsty Oswald
Paramedic ...... James Lailey
Nurse ...... Clare Perkins
Andrew ...... Brian Protheroe
Jess ...... Nicola Ferguson
Ian ...... Michael Jibson

Director: Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2016.


THU 14:30 It's About Time (b00h62pm)
Comedian Dave Cohen hardly sees his family because the only time he's not working he's looking for more work.

Years of freelancing and the current economic climate make it hard to say no to any offer. Now Dave wants a "work life balance" but how to get one? He seeks help from the experts.

Producer :Neil Koenig

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2009.


THU 15:00 DI Gwen Danbury - An Odd Body (b007js26)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 Foul Play (b00yy8yz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


THU 16:30 Clare in the Community (b00yrrgb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


THU 17:00 It's a Fair Cop (b0612hjl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 17:30 Big Problems with Helen Keen (b09c0pw8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 18:00 Mystery Playhouse (b0b53jlc)
No 17 by E. Nesbit

"Everything I'm going to tell you is as plain and straightforward as a timetable."

Can anyone explain the strange happenings taking place in a small provincial hotel - in room No. 17?

E Nesbit's mystery stars George Hagan as Braithwick, George Merritt as Peel, Will Leighton as Raffety, David Kossoff as Little, Timothy West as Cooper, Sian Davies as the Receptionist and Arthur Gomez as the Night Porter.

Adapted for radio by Michael and Mollie Hardwick.

Producer: Charles Lefeaux

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in March 1963


THU 18:15 Heidi Amsinck Stories (b0b91m1r)
4. The Night Guard

Leif has a strange encounter when he is locked in overnight at an art gallery. Read by Tim McInnerny

An occasional series of stories from life's murkier places.

Taken from the 2018 collection 'Last Train To Helsingør' by Heidi Amsinck.

Heidi Amsinck, a writer and journalist born in Copenhagen, has written numerous short stories for radio. A graduate of the MA in Creative Writing at Birkbeck, University of London, Heidi lives in Surrey.

Producer: Jeremy Osborne

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4 Extra first broadcast in July 2018.


THU 18:30 Great Lives (b0b0pwgl)
Series 45

Tej Lalvani on Richard Feynman

Richard Feynman was a physicist who helped design the atomic bomb and won the Nobel Prize.

He is the great life choice of businessman Tej Lalvani CEO of his family business Vitabiotics and the newest Dragon on the BBC show Dragon's Den.

Feynman was also regarded as something of an eccentric and a free spirit who had a passion for playing the bongos.

Helping to make the case for this great life Tej is joined by the expert witness David Berman, Professor of Theoretical Physics at Queen Mary University of London.

Presenter: Matthew Parris

Producer: Perminder Khatkar

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2018.


THU 19:00 The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter (b007vlws)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 After Henry (b007k4gw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 RD Wingfield (b0082htz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 Sherlock Holmes (b0bn94fg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m0015tx7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


THU 21:45 The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry (m000dyqn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]


THU 22:00 Big Problems with Helen Keen (b09c0pw8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 Brian Gulliver's Travels (b01lz1cj)
Series 2

Chamanoa

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

More memories as Brian relives his experiences in Chamanoa, a land where naturites battle nurturites, where genetics is pitted against education.

Neil Pearson stars in series two of Bill Dare's satirical adventure story about a man lost in a fictional world.

Brian Gulliver/ Thake ..... Neil Pearson
Rachel Gulliver..... Mariah Gale
Kath & Hendl ..... Lisa Dillon
Bordle ..... Toby Longworth
Violinist ..... Amy Butterworth

Producer: Steven Canny

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2012.


THU 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (m0015z86)
Nina Conti 3/3

From 10pm until midnight, seven days a week, The Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. And tonight, Arthur Smith chats to Nina Conti.


THU 23:00 The Maltby Collection (b00xj161)
Series 2

Episode 4

The museum tries to appeal to children by staging a dog counting competition.

Starring Julian Rhind-Tutt and Geoffrey Palmer.

David Nobbs’ sitcom about a small art museum staffed by eccentrics and obsessives.

Rod Millet …. Julian Rhind-Tutt
Walter Brindle …. Geoffrey Palmer
Prunella Edgcombe …. Rachel Atkins
Julian Crumb-Loosely …. Ben Willbond
Wilf Arbuthnot …. Geoff McGivern
Eva Tittle …. Julia Deakin
Des Wainwright …. Michael Smiley
Stelios Constantinopoulis …. Chris Pavlo
Susie Maltby …. Margaret Cabourn-Smith
Marina …. Marina Koem
Andros …. Stephen Critchlow
Gloria Brindle …. Helen Atkinson-Wood

Producer: Colin Anderson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2008.


THU 23:30 A Look Back at the Future (b01rszvs)
2021

Finding helium in the air and 'Casablanca: The Sound Man's Cut'.

Recorded in June 1994, Brian Perkins, Kate Robbins and Tony Hawks recall 2021 - a year that was yet to happen.

Everything you wanted to know then, about the 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 Radio 4 in July 1994.



FRIDAY 01 APRIL 2022

FRI 00:00 Mystery Playhouse (b0b53jlc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:15 Heidi Amsinck Stories (b0b91m1r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:15 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 Great Lives (b0b0pwgl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 RD Wingfield (b0082htz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 Sherlock Holmes (b0bn94fg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer (b0b2mgjg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:15 Life Lines (b07jyw9c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 It's About Time (b00h62pm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 DI Gwen Danbury - An Odd Body (b007js26)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 Foul Play (b00yy8yz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:30 Clare in the Community (b00yrrgb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 It's a Fair Cop (b0612hjl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 Big Problems with Helen Keen (b09c0pw8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 RD Wingfield (b0082k48)
Outbreak of Fear

5. The Killer

As his suspicions grow over his boss's conclusions, Sergeant Fowler must take action over the murders in the village of Polford.

Starring Leslie Sands and Nick Orchard.

Conclusion of RD Wingfield's thriller serial.

Sergeant Fowler …. Leslie Sands
PC Beaumont …. Nick Orchard
Dave Clark …. Cornelius Garrett
The Doctor …. Paul Nicholson
Chadwick …. Nicholas Courtney
Mitchell …. Conrad Phillips
Rose …. Gillie Gratham
Operator …. Brian Gear
Radio DJ …. Jim Reid
Jackson …. Roger Leach

Director: Brian Miller

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1982.


FRI 06:30 Sherlock Holmes (b0bn9y0v)
Sherlock Holmes with Carleton Hobbs - Series 3

2. The Reigate Squires

The great detective has been ill so Dr Watson arranges for him to have a few days in the country to convalesce.

But even on holiday, Holmes cannot resist solving a mystery...

Starring Carleton Hobbs as Sherlock Holmes

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s tale originally appeared in ‘The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes' published 1893. Adapted by Michael Hardwick.

Sherlock Holmes …. Carleton Hobbs
Dr Watson …. Norman Shelley
Ivan Samson as Colonel Hayter
The Butler …. Philip Leaver
Inspector Forrester …. Anthony Woodruff
Cunningham …. Wilfred Babbage
Alec Cunningham …. Malcolm Hayes
Acton …. Martin Lewis

Producer: Robin Midgley.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in December 1961.


FRI 07:00 All Those Women (b086tfbm)
Series 2

Episode 2

It's time for some well-earned relaxing after Maggie won some vouchers to a spa.

But what should be the opportunity for a bit of a lie down soon gets a bit fraught. 'There's a fine line between a spa day and a detention centre isn't there?'

Comedy series by Katherine Jakeways about four generations of women living under one roof.

All Those Women explores familial relationships, ageing, marriages - it's about life and love and things not turning out quite the way that you'd expected them to. Every week we join Hetty, Maggie, Jen and Emily as they struggle to resolve their own problems, and support one another.

Hetty ...... Marcia Warren
Maggie ...... Lesley Manville
Jen ...... Sinead Matthews
Emily ...... Lucy Hutchinson
Sylvia ...... Clare Perkins

Producer: Alexandra Smith

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


FRI 07:30 Desolation Jests (b084xc8c)
Episode 1

David Jason stars alongside John Bird, Jan Ravens and Rory Bremner in David Renwick’s dark and quirky comedy sketch show that takes a not-altogether-factual look at the history of comedy….

What comedy sketches would you most want at your side to face the end of the world?

In the opening episode, interviewer JP Doom interviews Frankie “Flesh Eater” Harris about a life at the top of the Most Wanted list, and discusses what sketch-based chuckles he would choose to lighten his heart if he found himself stranded in a post-apocalyptic wasteland.

And there are clips from spurious comedy greats such as Mace and Dixon’s “the Fiancée of Frankenstein” sketch; the ultimate Mastermind parody from Jenkin Spleen and Helena Handcart; and the fast-talking lunacy of the Klutz Brothers' classic “A Day at the Proctologists”.

With:

David Jason
John Bird
Jan Ravens
Rory Bremner

Producer: Gareth Edwards

A BBC Studios production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in December 2016.


FRI 08:00 Dad's Army (b007jqpj)
Series 3

The Royal Train

Captain Mainwaring gets up steam when the Home Guard platoon receive sealed orders regarding the King.

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
Private Walker …. Larry Martyn
Vicar …. Frank Williams
Announcer/Newsreader …. John Snagge

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1976.


FRI 08:30 Bristow (b00cglkn)
Series 1

Follow That Star

The troublesome buying clerk tries smuggling a food inspector into chef Gordon Blue's staff canteen.

Michael Williams stars as Bristow, the Chester-Perry buying clerk. He is but a small cog in a gigantic wheel... and he knows it.

Adapted from by Frank Dickens from his famous newspaper cartoon strip. Syndicated internationally, it ran for 51 years from 1961.

Bristow …. Michael Williams
Jones …. Rodney Bewes
B.J. Bothwick …. Christopher Benjamin
Hewitt …. Owen Brenman
Miss Sunman …. Katy Odey
Station Master …. Jon Glover
Post Boy …. Simon Schatzberger
Mrs Dimple …. Sheila Reid

Music: John Whitehall

Poducer: Neil Cargill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1999.


FRI 09:00 Guess What? (b0627zhy)
Episode 3

Animal, vegetable or mineral?

Barry Took hosts a revised version of popular radio parlour game of 20 questions.

Regular Geoffrey Durham is joined by Jeremy Hanley and Helen Atkinson-Wood.

Written by Michael Dines.

Producer: Andy Aliffe

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1998.


FRI 09:30 Bookcases (m00054x3)
Series 2

Great Expectations

Primus plans to save Spavin and Spavin from bankruptcy by becoming Charles Dickens's new publisher.

Cordelia has a surprise for Gerald.

Stars Michael Cochrane and Maggie Steed.

Martyn Wade’s sitcom set in a Victorian publishing house.

Primus …… Michael Cochrane
Cordelia …… Maggie Steed
Gerald …… David Horovitch
Edith …… Elizabeth Spriggs
Mrs Quirk …… Joan Sims
Simeon …… Charles Simpson
Prince Albert …… Ioan Meredith
John …… Stephen Critchlow
Mrs Beeton …… Rachel Atkins
Lizzie Siddal …… Becky Hindley
Forster …… Gerard McDermott

Director: Cherry Cookson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2001.


FRI 10:00 DI Gwen Danbury - An Odd Body (b007js4n)
Series 1

4. The Hostages

Detective Inspector Gwen Danbury takes charge when a hostage is taken by a gunman, but then her feisty mother arrives...

Conclusion of Sue Rodwell's murder mystery starring Annette Badland as DI Gwen Danbury.

DI Gwen Danbury …. Annette Badland
Joan Danbury …. Gudrun Ure
DS Henry Jacobs …. John Duttine
Supt Phillips …. John Rye
Mrs Banks …. Tina Gray
Gary Wolsey …. Paul Panting
Cathy Bedford …. Elaine Claxton
Keets …. Crawford Logan
Sharon Keets …. Susannah Corbett
Colin Jarvis …. Matthew Morgan
Reporter …. Gavin Muir
PC …. David Holt

Director: Glyn Dearman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1994.


FRI 11:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m0015t78)
April Fools

Laura Grimshaw and Chris Pearson invite the Radio 4 Extra Comedy Club presenters to share their favourite funny podcasts.

Featuring:
Jessica Fostekew on Wheel of Misfortune
Arthur Smith on My Time Capsule
Rob Deering on Films To Be Buried With
Isy Suttie on Cuddle Club
Lou Conran on Joan & Jericha
Harriet Kemsley on The Year Is...
Paul Garner on I Can't Believe It's Not Buddha
Angela Barnes on Crash Bang Wallop
Athena Kugblenu on The Receipts Podcast
Iain Lee on Clinton Baptiste's All-New Paranormal Podcast
Jon Holmes on The Jordan B Peterson Podcast with guest Jimmy Carr
Laura Lexx on The Complete Guide To Everything
Sarah Campbell on Las Culturistas with Matt Rogers and Bowen Yang
Jake Yapp on The Problem with Jon Stewart


FRI 12:00 Dad's Army (b007jqpj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 Bristow (b00cglkn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 RD Wingfield (b0082k48)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 Sherlock Holmes (b0bn9y0v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer (b0b2mry6)
Episode 5

Greer Kadetsky is a shy college student in Connecticut when she meets Faith Frank, a dazzlingly persuasive and charismatic activist who has been a pillar of the women's movement for decades. The meeting is made more resonant since she has just been the victim of a sexual assault on campus.

As Greer moves into her independent adult life Faith is to become her mentor figure, someone she looks up to and respects, until she is forced re-evaluate.

Greer has landed her dream job, working for Faith Frank's foundation. She heads out with the Loci team for drinks on a Friday night.

The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer is a book written before the recent seismic shift in American politics and the advent of the #MeToo movement, but it illuminates the complexities of what it is to be a young woman coming of age in the early decades of the 21st century. As well as the relationship between Greer and her role model, the story explores how a young man copes with devastating loss and attempts to rebuild his life, and poses searching questions about feminism and the painful realities of love and loyalty.

Writing in The New York Times Review Of Books, Lena Dunham described how "the novel ...deserves to be placed on shelves alongside such ornate modern novels beginning in college as A Little Life, The Secret History and The Marriage Plot... But when all is said and done, Wolitzer is an infinitely capable creator of human identities that are as real as the type on this page, and her love of her characters shines more brightly than any agenda."

Meg Wolitzer is author of The Interestings, The Uncoupling, The Ten-Year Nap, The Position, The Wife, and Sleepwalking.

Written by Meg Wolitzer
Read by Tanya Moodie
Abridged by Jill Waters and Isobel Creed
Produced by Jill Waters
A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in May 2018.


FRI 14:15 Life Lines (b07k0k4k)
Series 1

Episode 5

Carrie is an ambulance call handler.

She never knows what the next emergency will be or the effect it might have on her and her relationships.

Al Smith's tense drama series goes behind the scenes of an ambulance control room.

Carrie ...... Sarah Ridgeway
Caller ...... Sam Rix
Operator ...... Adie Allen
Owen ...... Charlie Brand
Paramedic ...... James Lailey
Jess ...... Nicola Ferguson
Connor ...... Lloyd Hutchinson
Will ...... Nick Underwood
Destiny ...... Clare Perkins
Ian ...... Michael Jibson

Director: Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2016.


FRI 14:30 The Cult of King Tut (m0009r52)
As the largest collection of Tutankhamun's treasures to travel outside of Egypt goes on display in London, Patricia Clavin, Professor of International History at the University of Oxford, explores the cult of Egyptomania following the opening of King Tutankhamun’s Tomb in 1922.

Patricia visits the Griffith Institute in Oxford to view the original glass plate negatives of Harry Burton, who meticulously documented Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon's archaeological excavations of the tomb of Tutankhamun. She notes how Burton set up and staged his photos to make them as dramatic as possible and how these images then flashed around the world in the new mass circulation newspapers, so that "everybody could have a bit of King Tut".

At the Clothworkers' Centre in London, Patricia looks at the V&A’s stunning hand-beaded gold lamé evening jacket, made in Paris in 1923, which uses generic Egyptian motifs of birds, snakes and lotus flowers: imagery that appeared everywhere in 1920s art deco design, as well as in mass-produced consumer goods, available to all.

The four statues of the goddess Isis, who guarded Tutankhamun's canopic shrine, are notably modern-looking. Their bobbed hair and shift dresses chimed with the style of the new 1920s modern girl, embodied in the "Jazz Cleopatra", Josephine Baker. From outside Baker’s haunt, the Folies Bergère in Paris, Patricia speaks to the musicologist Martin Guerpin about how her styling as a Garçonne and her dancing of the Charleston struck people as the epitome of the liberated woman after the First World War.

When Tutankhamun’s mummy was unwrapped in 1925, he was discovered to be a boy king, whose body carried multiple injuries. Patricia talks to Roger Luckhurst about how this captured the imagination of people after the First World War, many of whom were mourning their war dead. This culture of mourning and death also fed the King Tut curse stories which flooded through the Western press at the time.

Patricia concludes that Tut-mania was as much a global project of the imagination as it was about the history of the objects themselves. It connected people to an ancient place and to one another, including the ones they had lost. Through consumption of the past they were able to re-imagine themselves in a different and possibly better world.

Produced by Melissa FitzGerald
A Blakeway production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in October 2019.


FRI 15:00 DI Gwen Danbury - An Odd Body (b007js4n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 Guess What? (b0627zhy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


FRI 16:30 Bookcases (m00054x3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


FRI 17:00 All Those Women (b086tfbm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 17:30 Desolation Jests (b084xc8c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 18:00 Microcosm by JC Wilsher (b09c745f)
“We've forgotten that technology has its roots in magic and mystery."

An old Sheffield model maker specialises in dioramas of disasters, but his timing causes concern...

JC Wilsher’s sinister tale starring Paul Schofield and Eric Allan

Director: Ian Cotterell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1979.


FRI 18:15 Heidi Amsinck Stories (b0b9vhgn)
5. The Crying

When Jens buys an apartment in old Copenhagen, he thinks he's found a bargain: until he starts hearing noises coming from the wood-panelled walls.

Read by Tim McInnerny

An occasional series of stories from life's murkier places.

Taken from the 2018 collection 'Last Train To Helsingør' by Heidi Amsinck.

Heidi Amsinck, a writer and journalist born in Copenhagen, has written numerous short stories for radio. A graduate of the MA in Creative Writing at Birkbeck, University of London, Heidi lives in Surrey.

Producer: Jeremy Osborne

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4 Extra first broadcast in July 2018.


FRI 18:30 And the Academy Award Goes To... (b00hmc52)
Series 2

West Side Story

"And The Academy Awards Goes to.... West Side Story".

Continuing his series on Oscar-winning films, Paul Gambaccini turns his attention to one that tackled tough issues through the medium of the musical.

With a young fresh cast - Natalie Wood in her first adult role, Rita Moreno sweeping everyone else off the dancefloor, and a relatively inexperienced but dazzling array of support actors - the movie sizzles with colour, drama, the outstanding choreography of Jerome Robbins, the music of Leonard Bernstein and the lyrics of a young Stephen Sondheim.

Who could tell that behind the scenes there were arguments, voice dubbings and overruns, plus issues over racial casting and 'blacking up'? What emerged from a tumultuous production was a triumph.

Producer: Sara Jane Hall

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2009.


FRI 19:00 Dad's Army (b007jqpj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 Bristow (b00cglkn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 RD Wingfield (b0082k48)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 Sherlock Holmes (b0bn9y0v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m0015t78)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 22:00 Desolation Jests (b084xc8c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 Mark Watson's Live Address to the Nation (b017mv2v)
Tolerance

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

As broadcast live with an audience in November 2011 - 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 looks at "Tolerance" - Religious tolerance, moral tolerance, not striking the person next to you on the bus because they haven't worked out you can send a text without your phone beeping every time you press a key.

It's important to tolerate others' faults, their little quirks, and their massive despicable crimes. But can tolerance make us into doormats, allowing evil to thrive? Probably. Shame, that.

Producer: Lianne Coop.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2011.


FRI 23:00 State of the Nations (b086s8z1)
England

Elis James is in The Stand Comedy Club in Newcastle to get a comedy snapshot of England and Englishness.

With Rahul Kohli, Suzi Ruffell and Tom Allen.

One of four stand-up shows from the four nations of the United Kingdom which explore what it means to be variously Welsh, English, Scottish and Northern Irish in today's United Kingdom.

Producer: Richard Morris

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


FRI 23:30 My Booze Hell, by Little Johnny Cartilage (b007jvc7)
Sugar, Der Der Der Der Der Der, Ah Honey, Honey

Johnny fails to impress Melvyn Bragg while plugging his new book.

The not-terribly-true autobiography of 1970s idol Little Johnny Cartilage.

Written by and starring Johnny Meres.

With:

Melvyn Bragg
Ben Miller
Peter Serafinowicz
Geoff McGivern
Rosemary Martin
Deborah Berlin.

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1996.


FRI 23:45 Bird Island (b01jxslg)
Series 1

Episode 2

Bird Island is the story of Ben, a young scientist working in Antarctica, trying to socially adapt to the loneliness by keeping a cheery audio diary on his Dictaphone. An atmospheric 15 minute non audience comedy.

Ben and Graham are short on food supplies and can't radio main base. Tensions rise as they are forced to survive on porridge.

On one hand, Ben is on the trip of a lifetime to Sub-Antarctica. On the other, he's trapped in an icy hell with one other person, a dodgy internet connection and a dictaphone. Loneliness is something of a problem. His fellow travelling scientist Graham should alleviate this, but the tragi-comic fact is, they are nerdy blokes, so they can only stumble through yet another awkward exchange. Ben experiences all the highs and lows that this beautiful, but lonely place has to offer but fails miserably to communicate this to Graham. So, Ben shares his thoughts with us in the form of an audio 'log'.

Apart from his research studying the Albatross on the Island, Ben attempts to continue normal life with an earnestness and enthusiasm which is ultimately very endearing. We're with him as chats awkwardly with Graham, telephones his mother and as he tries to form a long distance relationship with a woman through Chemistry.com. In fact, we follow Ben as everything occurs to him. We also hear the pings and whirrs of machinery, the Squawks and screeches of the birds and the vast expanse outside. Oh, and ice. Lots of ice.

Written by Katy Wix

Produced by Tilusha Ghelani

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2012.




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

A Charles Paris Mystery 01:00 SAT (b00wlbvx)

A Good Read 18:30 MON (b03jb1wk)

A Good Read 00:30 TUE (b03jb1wk)

A Look Back at the Future 23:30 THU (b01rszvs)

After Henry 08:30 THU (b007k4gw)

After Henry 12:30 THU (b007k4gw)

After Henry 19:30 THU (b007k4gw)

Alex Edelman's Peer Group 22:30 TUE (b08r1vvg)

Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section 22:00 SAT (b01f883m)

All Those Women 05:00 SAT (b085z1bb)

All Those Women 07:00 FRI (b086tfbm)

All Those Women 17:00 FRI (b086tfbm)

And the Academy Award Goes To... 00:30 SAT (b00hh0mr)

And the Academy Award Goes To... 18:30 FRI (b00hmc52)

Archive on 4 13:00 SAT (m0002g6z)

Archive on 4 11:00 TUE (b00l2p7x)

Archive on 4 21:00 TUE (b00l2p7x)

Ayres on the Air 07:00 TUE (m000gcr0)

Ayres on the Air 17:00 TUE (m000gcr0)

Ayres on the Air 05:00 WED (m000gcr0)

Big Problems with Helen Keen 07:30 THU (b09c0pw8)

Big Problems with Helen Keen 17:30 THU (b09c0pw8)

Big Problems with Helen Keen 22:00 THU (b09c0pw8)

Big Problems with Helen Keen 05:30 FRI (b09c0pw8)

Bird Island 15:15 SAT (b01jrknt)

Bird Island 03:15 SUN (b01jrknt)

Bird Island 23:45 FRI (b01jxslg)

Bookcases 04:30 SAT (m0004tvc)

Bookcases 09:30 FRI (m00054x3)

Bookcases 16:30 FRI (m00054x3)

Booked 08:00 SAT (b007549n)

Brian Gulliver's Travels 22:30 THU (b01lz1cj)

Bristow 08:30 FRI (b00cglkn)

Bristow 12:30 FRI (b00cglkn)

Bristow 19:30 FRI (b00cglkn)

Chain Reaction 22:30 SAT (b00gsb87)

Chambers 12:30 SAT (b007jttl)

Chambers 08:30 MON (b007jnjc)

Chambers 12:30 MON (b007jnjc)

Chambers 19:30 MON (b007jnjc)

Clare in the Community 09:30 THU (b00yrrgb)

Clare in the Community 16:30 THU (b00yrrgb)

Clare in the Community 04:30 FRI (b00yrrgb)

Conversations from a Long Marriage 07:30 WED (m0015lr1)

Conversations from a Long Marriage 17:30 WED (m0015lr1)

Conversations from a Long Marriage 22:00 WED (m0015lr1)

Conversations from a Long Marriage 05:30 THU (m0015lr1)

Counterpoint 09:00 MON (b00zzy2d)

Counterpoint 16:00 MON (b00zzy2d)

Counterpoint 04:00 TUE (b00zzy2d)

DI Gwen Danbury - An Odd Body 10:00 TUE (b007jrx2)

DI Gwen Danbury - An Odd Body 15:00 TUE (b007jrx2)

DI Gwen Danbury - An Odd Body 03:00 WED (b007jrx2)

DI Gwen Danbury - An Odd Body 10:00 WED (b007jrzt)

DI Gwen Danbury - An Odd Body 15:00 WED (b007jrzt)

DI Gwen Danbury - An Odd Body 03:00 THU (b007jrzt)

DI Gwen Danbury - An Odd Body 10:00 THU (b007js26)

DI Gwen Danbury - An Odd Body 15:00 THU (b007js26)

DI Gwen Danbury - An Odd Body 03:00 FRI (b007js26)

DI Gwen Danbury - An Odd Body 10:00 FRI (b007js4n)

DI Gwen Danbury - An Odd Body 15:00 FRI (b007js4n)

Dad's Army 08:00 FRI (b007jqpj)

Dad's Army 12:00 FRI (b007jqpj)

Dad's Army 19:00 FRI (b007jqpj)

Daliso Chaponda: Citizen of Nowhere 09:30 SUN (b0b0v5hh)

Daliso Chaponda: Citizen of Nowhere 07:00 MON (b0b1sycz)

Daliso Chaponda: Citizen of Nowhere 17:00 MON (b0b1sycz)

Daliso Chaponda: Citizen of Nowhere 05:00 TUE (b0b1sycz)

Dan and Nick: The Wildebeest Years 23:30 SUN (b0085flc)

Dave Podmore 23:30 WED (b007qx6y)

Delve Special 22:30 SUN (b007k4nj)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:00 SUN (m0015tx7)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:00 SUN (m0015tx7)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 11:00 THU (m0015tx7)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:00 THU (m0015tx7)

Desolation Jests 07:30 FRI (b084xc8c)

Desolation Jests 17:30 FRI (b084xc8c)

Desolation Jests 22:00 FRI (b084xc8c)

Doctor in the House 08:30 SUN (b007k4bc)

Ed Reardon's Week 07:00 WED (b00x9237)

Ed Reardon's Week 17:00 WED (b00x9237)

Ed Reardon's Week 05:00 THU (b00x9237)

Edge Falls 14:30 SAT (m000hhfy)

Edge Falls 02:30 SUN (m000hhfy)

Edge Falls 23:00 SUN (b00d9yq6)

Elephants to Catch Eels 09:30 TUE (b00vcx38)

Elephants to Catch Eels 16:30 TUE (b00vcx38)

Elephants to Catch Eels 04:30 WED (b00vcx38)

Elis James's Pantheon of Heroes 23:30 MON (b01pjp4n)

Fiery Inspiration: Amiri Baraka and the Black Arts Movement 02:30 SAT (b06kbjdw)

Foul Play 09:00 THU (b00yy8yz)

Foul Play 16:00 THU (b00yy8yz)

Foul Play 04:00 FRI (b00yy8yz)

Getting Nowhere Fast 09:30 MON (b00mqgrr)

Getting Nowhere Fast 16:30 MON (b00mqgrr)

Getting Nowhere Fast 04:30 TUE (b00mqgrr)

Ghosts From The Past 18:00 SUN (m000d7g0)

Ghosts From The Past 00:00 MON (m000d7g0)

Great Lives 07:30 SAT (b09zxl90)

Great Lives 17:30 SAT (b09zxl90)

Great Lives 05:30 SUN (b09zxl90)

Great Lives 18:30 THU (b0b0pwgl)

Great Lives 00:30 FRI (b0b0pwgl)

Guess What? 04:00 SAT (b061fth0)

Guess What? 09:00 FRI (b0627zhy)

Guess What? 16:00 FRI (b0627zhy)

H Rider Haggard - King Solomon's Mines 18:00 SAT (b08ktmz9)

H Rider Haggard - King Solomon's Mines 00:00 SUN (b08ktmz9)

HG Wells 00:15 SAT (b01mmrhb)

HR 12:30 SUN (b00tt4lt)

HR 17:30 SUN (b00tt4lt)

HR 22:00 SUN (b00tt4lt)

HR 05:30 MON (b00tt4lt)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:00 WED (b007jsqv)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:00 WED (b007jsqv)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:00 WED (b007jsqv)

Heidi Amsinck Stories 18:15 MON (b0b913sc)

Heidi Amsinck Stories 00:15 TUE (b0b913sc)

Heidi Amsinck Stories 18:15 TUE (b0b91b3h)

Heidi Amsinck Stories 00:15 WED (b0b91b3h)

Heidi Amsinck Stories 18:15 WED (b0b91hzt)

Heidi Amsinck Stories 00:15 THU (b0b91hzt)

Heidi Amsinck Stories 18:15 THU (b0b91m1r)

Heidi Amsinck Stories 00:15 FRI (b0b91m1r)

Heidi Amsinck Stories 18:15 FRI (b0b9vhgn)

Hut 33 23:30 SAT (b00wlldq)

If You're So Clever, Why Aren't You Rich? 08:30 WED (b00sjp2v)

If You're So Clever, Why Aren't You Rich? 12:30 WED (b00sjp2v)

If You're So Clever, Why Aren't You Rich? 19:30 WED (b00sjp2v)

Inheritance Tracks 07:10 SUN (b06fq76h)

Inheritance Tracks 11:50 SUN (b06fq76h)

Inheritance Tracks 14:10 SUN (b05vj4w2)

Inheritance Tracks 19:50 SUN (b06fq76h)

Inheritance Tracks 02:10 MON (b05vj4w2)

Inheritance Tracks 11:50 MON (m0015sqy)

Inheritance Tracks 21:50 MON (m0015sqy)

Irene Nemirovsky - The Misunderstanding (Omnibus) 07:20 SUN (m00027jf)

Irene Nemirovsky - The Misunderstanding 02:15 SAT (m00025f5)

It's About Time 14:30 THU (b00h62pm)

It's About Time 02:30 FRI (b00h62pm)

It's a Fair Cop 07:00 THU (b0612hjl)

It's a Fair Cop 17:00 THU (b0612hjl)

It's a Fair Cop 05:00 FRI (b0612hjl)

Jacqueline Susann - Valley of the Dolls (Omnibus) 14:20 SUN (b00mdn40)

Jacqueline Susann - Valley of the Dolls (Omnibus) 02:20 MON (b00mdn40)

John Buchan - The 39 Steps 03:00 SAT (b00lbtl4)

Joseph Conrad - Falk 16:00 SUN (m0015v8q)

Joseph Conrad - Falk 20:00 SUN (m0015v8q)

Joseph Conrad - Falk 04:00 MON (m0015v8q)

Just a Minute 07:30 MON (m0015lln)

Just a Minute 17:30 MON (m0015lln)

Just a Minute 22:00 MON (m0015lln)

Just a Minute 05:30 TUE (m0015lln)

Kevin Eldon Will See You Now 22:30 WED (b08n2wt4)

King Street Junior 08:30 TUE (b007jmhv)

King Street Junior 12:30 TUE (b007jmhv)

King Street Junior 19:30 TUE (b007jmhv)

Kipling in Love 01:30 SAT (b06sx9sy)

Kipling in Love 06:30 MON (b06tgptz)

Kipling in Love 13:30 MON (b06tgptz)

Kipling in Love 20:30 MON (b06tgptz)

Kipling in Love 01:30 TUE (b06tgptz)

Kipling in Love 06:30 TUE (b06tk7jx)

Kipling in Love 13:30 TUE (b06tk7jx)

Kipling in Love 20:30 TUE (b06tk7jx)

Kipling in Love 01:30 WED (b06tk7jx)

Kipling in Love 06:30 WED (b06tkwhn)

Kipling in Love 13:30 WED (b06tkwhn)

Kipling in Love 20:30 WED (b06tkwhn)

Kipling in Love 01:30 THU (b06tkwhn)

Liam Williams: Ladhood 22:30 MON (b06ns6l4)

Life Lines 14:15 MON (b07jxsy5)

Life Lines 02:15 TUE (b07jxsy5)

Life Lines 14:15 TUE (b07jys1p)

Life Lines 02:15 WED (b07jys1p)

Life Lines 14:15 WED (b07jyvzz)

Life Lines 02:15 THU (b07jyvzz)

Life Lines 14:15 THU (b07jyw9c)

Life Lines 02:15 FRI (b07jyw9c)

Life Lines 14:15 FRI (b07k0k4k)

Lines From My Grandfather's Forehead 08:00 MON (b00hsff3)

Lines From My Grandfather's Forehead 12:00 MON (b00hsff3)

Lines From My Grandfather's Forehead 19:00 MON (b00hsff3)

Long Time No See by Hannah Lowe (Omnibus) 06:00 SUN (b06451m7)

Long Time No See by Hannah Lowe 02:00 SAT (b063n285)

Mark Steel's in Town 15:30 SAT (b0194mxx)

Mark Steel's in Town 03:30 SUN (b0194mxx)

Mark Watson's Live Address to the Nation 22:30 FRI (b017mv2v)

Microcosm by JC Wilsher 18:00 FRI (b09c745f)

Motherhood: Bump, Birth and Beyond 09:00 SAT (m000gn54)

Motherhood: Bump, Birth and Beyond 19:00 SAT (m000gn54)

My Booze Hell, by Little Johnny Cartilage 15:00 SAT (b00dwnds)

My Booze Hell, by Little Johnny Cartilage 03:00 SUN (b00dwnds)

My Booze Hell, by Little Johnny Cartilage 23:30 FRI (b007jvc7)

Mystery Playhouse 18:00 THU (b0b53jlc)

Mystery Playhouse 00:00 FRI (b0b53jlc)

Podcast Radio Hour 11:00 FRI (m0015t78)

Podcast Radio Hour 21:00 FRI (m0015t78)

Poetry Extra 12:00 SUN (m0015v8m)

Poetry Extra 17:00 SUN (m0015v8m)

Poetry Extra 05:00 MON (m0015v8m)

RD Wingfield 06:00 MON (b0082c6v)

RD Wingfield 13:00 MON (b0082c6v)

RD Wingfield 20:00 MON (b0082c6v)

RD Wingfield 01:00 TUE (b0082c6v)

RD Wingfield 06:00 TUE (b0082f1k)

RD Wingfield 13:00 TUE (b0082f1k)

RD Wingfield 20:00 TUE (b0082f1k)

RD Wingfield 01:00 WED (b0082f1k)

RD Wingfield 06:00 WED (b0082h1n)

RD Wingfield 13:00 WED (b0082h1n)

RD Wingfield 20:00 WED (b0082h1n)

RD Wingfield 01:00 THU (b0082h1n)

RD Wingfield 06:00 THU (b0082htz)

RD Wingfield 13:00 THU (b0082htz)

RD Wingfield 20:00 THU (b0082htz)

RD Wingfield 01:00 FRI (b0082htz)

RD Wingfield 06:00 FRI (b0082k48)

RD Wingfield 13:00 FRI (b0082k48)

RD Wingfield 20:00 FRI (b0082k48)

Radio Active 23:00 WED (b007jw34)

Really Happening! 14:30 MON (b00vcqjf)

Really Happening! 02:30 TUE (b00vcqjf)

Sherlock Holmes 06:30 THU (b0bn94fg)

Sherlock Holmes 13:30 THU (b0bn94fg)

Sherlock Holmes 20:30 THU (b0bn94fg)

Sherlock Holmes 01:30 FRI (b0bn94fg)

Sherlock Holmes 06:30 FRI (b0bn9y0v)

Sherlock Holmes 13:30 FRI (b0bn9y0v)

Sherlock Holmes 20:30 FRI (b0bn9y0v)

Short Stories by LP Hartley 18:45 SUN (b03zjs5f)

Short Stories by LP Hartley 00:45 MON (b03zjs5f)

Something to Shout About 09:00 SUN (b07k0tdl)

Soul Music 18:30 TUE (b05tkzn5)

Soul Music 00:30 WED (b05tkzn5)

South and West by Joan Didion (Omnibus) 13:00 SUN (b0952rrz)

South and West by Joan Didion (Omnibus) 01:00 MON (b0952rrz)

Spangles 'n' Tights 08:30 SAT (b04ndrcb)

Spangles 'n' Tights 09:30 WED (b04nv8v5)

Spangles 'n' Tights 16:30 WED (b04nv8v5)

Spangles 'n' Tights 04:30 THU (b04nv8v5)

Spanish Steps 14:30 WED (b06l1yp7)

Spanish Steps 02:30 THU (b06l1yp7)

Stand-Up Specials 05:30 SAT (m00132k3)

State of the Nations 14:00 SAT (b085xcfk)

State of the Nations 02:00 SUN (b085xcfk)

State of the Nations 23:00 FRI (b086s8z1)

Stephen Wyatt - Double Jeopardy 10:00 MON (b00y2xn6)

Stephen Wyatt - Double Jeopardy 15:00 MON (b00y2xn6)

Stephen Wyatt - Double Jeopardy 03:00 TUE (b00y2xn6)

TED Radio Hour 11:00 MON (m0015sqw)

TED Radio Hour 21:00 MON (m0015sqw)

That Reminds Me 18:30 WED (b007jmr3)

That Reminds Me 00:30 THU (b007jmr3)

The 3rd Degree 16:00 TUE (b0b9wbf6)

The 3rd Degree 04:00 WED (b0b9wbf6)

The Art of Re-mastering 15:30 SUN (b00s3h40)

The Art of Re-mastering 03:30 MON (b00s3h40)

The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by HP Lovecraft 00:00 SAT (m000jx5c)

The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by HP Lovecraft 18:00 MON (m000k2tq)

The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by HP Lovecraft 00:00 TUE (m000k2tq)

The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by HP Lovecraft 18:00 TUE (m000k2mg)

The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by HP Lovecraft 00:00 WED (m000k2mg)

The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by HP Lovecraft 18:00 WED (m000k3gp)

The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by HP Lovecraft 00:00 THU (m000k3gp)

The Changing Sound of Radio 11:00 WED (m000gcm3)

The Changing Sound of Radio 21:00 WED (m000gcm3)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 SUN (m0015wxk)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 TUE (m0015wxp)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 THU (m0015z86)

The Cult of King Tut 14:30 FRI (m0009r52)

The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry 10:45 SUN (m000dyqn)

The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry 21:45 SUN (m000dyqn)

The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry 11:45 THU (m000dyqn)

The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry 21:45 THU (m000dyqn)

The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer 14:00 MON (b0b2j8xq)

The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer 02:00 TUE (b0b2j8xq)

The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer 14:00 TUE (b0b2jh7r)

The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer 02:00 WED (b0b2jh7r)

The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer 14:00 WED (b0b2m31g)

The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer 02:00 THU (b0b2m31g)

The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer 14:00 THU (b0b2mgjg)

The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer 02:00 FRI (b0b2mgjg)

The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer 14:00 FRI (b0b2mry6)

The Fishing Trip by Marian O'Neill 10:45 MON (b0076bmb)

The Fishing Trip by Marian O'Neill 15:45 MON (b0076bmb)

The Fishing Trip by Marian O'Neill 03:45 TUE (b0076bmb)

The Goddess of English 14:30 TUE (b01p0hj6)

The Goddess of English 02:30 WED (b01p0hj6)

The Goon Show 08:00 TUE (b007mwv5)

The Goon Show 12:00 TUE (b007mwv5)

The Goon Show 19:00 TUE (b007mwv5)

The Harpoon 23:00 TUE (b007k4t8)

The Maltby Collection 23:00 THU (b00xj161)

The Million Pound Radio Show 23:30 TUE (b008vr3v)

The Moth Radio Hour 11:00 SUN (m0015v8h)

The Moth Radio Hour 19:00 SUN (m0015v8h)

The Mystery of Charles Dickens 06:00 SAT (b007jvp1)

The Mystery of Charles Dickens 16:00 SAT (b007jvp1)

The Mystery of Charles Dickens 04:00 SUN (b007jvp1)

The Now Show 23:00 MON (m0015l15)

The Now Show 09:00 TUE (m0015l15)

The Simon Day Show 23:00 SAT (b010y312)

The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter 12:00 SAT (b007jx9k)

The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter 08:00 THU (b007vlws)

The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter 12:00 THU (b007vlws)

The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter 19:00 THU (b007vlws)

The World of Simon Rich 07:30 TUE (m0015lt9)

The World of Simon Rich 17:30 TUE (m0015lt9)

The World of Simon Rich 22:00 TUE (m0015lt9)

The World of Simon Rich 05:30 WED (m0015lt9)

The Write Stuff 09:00 WED (b009j9cd)

The Write Stuff 16:00 WED (b009j9cd)

The Write Stuff 04:00 THU (b009j9cd)