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SATURDAY 02 APRIL 2022

SAT 00:00 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.


SAT 00:15 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.


SAT 00:30 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.


SAT 01:00 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.


SAT 01:30 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.


SAT 02:00 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.


SAT 02:15 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.


SAT 02:30 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.


SAT 03:00 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.


SAT 04:00 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.


SAT 04:30 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.


SAT 05:00 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.


SAT 05:30 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.


SAT 06:00 Nancy Mitford - Love in a Cold Climate (b007jp62)
Amanda Root stars as Fanny.

A glamorous invitation to a grand party at Hampton - home of the fabulously wealthy Montdores and their beautiful daughter Polly - brings Fanny into the 1920s world of the aristocracy - and in and out of love when the temperature drops...

Published in 1949, Nancy Mitford’s novel dramatised by Claire Luckham.

Fanny .... Amanda Root
Lady Montdore .... Barbara Jefford
Polly .... Teresa Gallagher
Veronica .... Jenny Howe
Uncle Davey .... Jon Strickland
Aunt Emily .... Patience Tomlinson
Aunt Sadie .... Tessa Worsley
Uncle Matthew .... Ioan Meredith
Boy Dougdale .... Stephen Critchlow
Jassy .... Sarah Jane Holm
Victoria .... Tilly Gaunt
Cedric .... William Hope
Alfred .... Tom Beard

Director: Marion Nancarrow

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1999.


SAT 07:30 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.


SAT 08:00 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.


SAT 08:30 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.


SAT 09:00 Inside the Music: From Score to Encore (b05nybcs)
Gavin Henderson is passionate about music. Formerly a noted trumpeter in an orchestra, he's been Director of Brighton Arts Festival, Principal of Trinity College of Music and is now Principal of the Central School of Speech and Drama in London.

In this sequence of programmes, he explores the complex creative communities that coalesce to bring a piece of music to life in a concert hall. Becoming a member of a musical ensemble has been described as "more like joining a cause than a profession". He talks to members of orchestras and ensembles to get their personal perspectives on music making. What do they feel about their own instrument? What are relations like between members of the orchestra? Or between an orchestra and a conductor?

It's a world of titanic egos, and creative humility; where the rigours of touring and performing, the frustrations of forever being the second violin and the vagaries of venue acoustics and audience responsiveness can be forgotten in a feat of collective creative expression.

Gavin throws light on some of the less known inner workings of an orchestra and the sometimes intuitive relationships "behind the podium" – such as that between the Orchestral Librarian and Conductor, or piano tuner and pianist.

And he tries to understand and convey what motivates a group of individuals to act like an organism greater than the sum of its parts, bringing pleasure and, occasionally, transcendence, to performers and audience alike.

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by Pier Productions

First broadcast on Radio 4 Extra in 2015.


SAT 12:00 My Favorite Husband (m000n6bj)
The Quiz Show

Lucille Ball stars in the vintage American sitcom which ran for well over a 100 episodes between 1948 and 1951.

Co-starring Richard Denning as her banker husband, My Favorite Husband is the story of Liz and George Cugat, a happily married couple living in the fictitious city of Sheridan Falls.

Based on the two novels written by Isabel Scott Rorick, Mr And Mrs Cugat, The Record Of A Happy Marriage (1940) and Outside Eden (1945).

In this opening episode, Liz and George’s housekeeper is desperate for a new dishwasher. Liz’s solution is to get a spot on a prize-winning quiz show. What could go wrong?

With Gale Gordon and Frank Nelson.

The popularity of this radio series led to Lucille’s ground breaking TV sitcom role, I Love Lucy. This was to cement her long-running position as one of America’s favourite entertainers over several decades.

First broadcast in the USA on CBS Radio in October 1948.


SAT 12:30 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.


SAT 13:00 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.


SAT 14:00 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 14:30 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.


SAT 15:00 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.


SAT 15:30 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.


SAT 16:00 Nancy Mitford - Love in a Cold Climate (b007jp62)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 Great Lives (b0b0pwgl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SAT 18:00 H Rider Haggard - King Solomon's Mines (b08lgbwy)
Episode 2

Extraordinary tales from the golden age of adventure

Tim McInnerny stars as intrepid explorer Allan Quatermain in the second episode of this classic Victorian story - the impossible quest for the fabled King Solomon's Mines, set in a mythical African interior. This gripping story is a treasure hunt, a mystery, a psychological drama, and a kaleidoscope of sound.

Allan Quatermain is writing a journal for his son Harry as he believes he will never return from accompanying Sir Henry Curtis on his mission to find the fabled King Solomon's Mines, in order to find out what has happened to Sir Henry's younger brother George who set out on the same quest the year before. Quatermain, Sir Henry, Captain Good and their bearer Umbopa are being escorted to the town of Loo by Chief Infadoos to meet the blood-thirsty King Twala of the Kukuana and his witch-finder Gagool. The adventurers watch the terrifying night of the great witch hunt when countless Kukuana perish. Their mysterious bearer Umbopa is not what he seems and may be their only hope of survival and of finally finding King Solomon's Mines.

Gagool ..…. Adjoa Andoh
Sir Henry Curtis ..…. David Sturzaker
Foulata …... Emmanuella Cole
Twala …... Femi Elufowoju
George …... Finlay Robertson
Infadoos …... Maynard Eziashi
Umbopa …... Sope Dirisu
Captain John Good ..…. Simon Ludders
Allan Quatermaine ..…. Tim McInnerny
Scragga …... Tonderaj Munyevu

Written by Rider Haggard

Dramatised by Chris Harrald

Directed by Liz Webb

Adapter Chris Harrald's previous adaptations for Radio 4 include M.R. James' ghost stories, four series of the Edwardian detective series The Rivals and several Classic Serials, including The Lost World and Three Men in a Boat.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2017.


SAT 19:00 Inside the Music: From Score to Encore (b05nybcs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section (b01r0c5r)
Series 2

With Phill Jupitus and Lady Lykez

Comedy show hosted by Alex Horne and his five piece band and specially written, original music.

This episode explores the theme of 'the body' including songs on shampoo, beards and catarrh.

Guest starring:

Phill Jupitus who sings with the band and reads a poem

Plus a rap from Lady Lykez.

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 March 2013.


SAT 22:30 Chain Reaction (b00gsb89)
Series 2

Bill Bailey Interviews Simon Pegg

One comedian grills another in the tag talk show, where the guest is next week's interviewer.

Based on the original BBC Radio 5 programme of the same name, Chain Reaction is a simple idea of big name stars from the world of entertainment interviewing others whose work they appreciate and admire.

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 February 2005.


SAT 23:00 The Simon Day Show (b0112ydl)
Series 1

Tommy Cockles

Simon Day and his characters welcome listeners to The Mallard, a small provincial theatre somewhere in the UK. Each week one of Simon's characters come to perform at The Mallard and we hear the highlights of that night's show along with the back stage and front of house goings on at the theatre itself.

This week, comedy legend Tommy Cockles performs at the Mallard and is stunned to discover that manager Ron Bone has no idea who he is.

Cast list:

Tommy Cockles ..... Simon Day
Catherine ..... Catherine Shepherd
Goose ..... Felix Dexter
Ron Bone ..... Simon Greenall

Written by Simon Day
Produced by Colin Anderson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.


SAT 23:30 The Skivers (b00hr7g8)
Series 3

Michael Winner

Calm down, dear! Special guest Michael Winner joins Nick and Tim.

Skilful sketch show written and performed by Nick Golson and Tim de Jongh.

With Peter Bradshaw and Sally Phillips.

Special guests: Michael Winner and Patrick Allen.

Producer: Jon Naismith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1997.



SUNDAY 03 APRIL 2022

SUN 00:00 H Rider Haggard - King Solomon's Mines (b08lgbwy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 Archive on 4 (b00l2p7x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:00 Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section (b01f883m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:30 The Million Pound Radio Show (b008vr3v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Saturday]


SUN 03:00 Brian Gulliver's Travels (b01lz1cj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:00 on Saturday]


SUN 03:30 Delve Special (b007k4nj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:30 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 Nancy Mitford - Love in a Cold Climate (b007jp62)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 Great Lives (b0b0pwgl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer (Omnibus) (b0b3g6cf)
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."

Omnibus of the first five of ten-parts.

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.


SUN 07:10 Inheritance Tracks (b0b5s13s)
Robert Peston

The TV journalist chooses Beethoven's late string quartet Opus 131 and Paul Simon's Still Crazy After All These Years.


SUN 07:20 Al Smith - Life Lines (Omnibus) (b07l57yt)
Episode 1

An ambulance call handler's own life is fast becoming as much of an emergency as the calls she takes. Stars Sarah Ridgeway.


SUN 08:30 Doctor in the House (b007k4s5)
Out-Patients

Medic Simon Sparrow misdiagnoses a boil, whilst Taffy keeps volunteering for night-shifts.

The misadventures of student doctor Simon Sparrow - adapted for radio by Ray Cooney from Richard Gordon's novel 'Doctor in the House' published in 1952.

CAST:

Simon Sparrow …. Richard Briers
Sir Lancelot Spratt …. Geoffrey Sumner
Tony Benskin …. Ray Cooney
Taffy Evans …. Edward Cast
Nurse …. Carol Mason
Mrs Clark …. Irene Handl

Producer: David Hatch

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1968.


SUN 09:00 Something to Shout About (b07l0y14)
Series 3

Episode 2

As baffled customers boycott a new orangeade drink, the advertising team must get devious.

"A light-hearted exposé of the advertising world!". Set in a London ad agency called 'Apsley, Addis, Cohen, Barbican, Blythe, Giddy & Partners', there were 54 episodes of Something To Shout About over three series.

CAST:

Michael …. Michael Medwin
Janet …. Fenella Fielding
Mavis …. Joan Sims
Maggie …. Eleanor Summerfield
Adrian …. Nicholas Phipps
Dick …. Tony Fayne
Mr Allbright …. Warren Mitchell

Written by Myles Rudge with 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 (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.


SUN 10:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m00161kp)
Clue at 50

Humphrey Lyttelton

From Louis Armstrong to Gigli. Radio and jazz legend Humphrey shares his castaway choices with Kirsty Young.

Humphrey Lyttelton described himself as ‘blessed’ for having two careers: as a jazz trumpeter and band leader, and then as a highly popular radio host, including I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue between 1972 and 2007.

Humphrey’s favourite among the tracks he selected is ‘That’s My Home’ by Louis Armstrong. His book choice is the Collected Works of James Thurber and his luxury item is a harmonium, in order to master playing a keyboard instrument.

Producer: Leanne Buckle

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2006.


SUN 10:45 The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry (m000f76p)
Series 15

The Power of Love

Two questions about love and heartbreak in this episode for our Valentine's special edition.

Jessica Glasco, aged 29, wrote in to ask about the power of love and how it affects our brain.

Hannah tracks down Dr Helen Fisher, who conducted some of the first MRI studies on love by putting besotted couples into the brain scanner.

Adam talks to broadcaster Claudia Hammond, author of Emotional Rollercoaster, to find out how psychologists have grappled with the messy business of love. And we hear why a small furry vole was thought to hold the answer to the mystery of monogamy.

Our second question concerns the pain of heartbreak - why does our heart ache? Can emotional hurt cause physical pain? On call is our very own agony aunt, Irene Tracey, Prof of Pain Research.

Presenters: Hannah Fry, Adam Rutherford
Producer: Michelle Martin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2020.


SUN 11:00 The Moth Radio Hour (m00161ks)
Series 12

Heroes, Icons & Superstars

True stories told live in the USA: Jay Allison introduces storytellers encountering the people they’ve always wanted to meet.

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 the USA in March 2020.


SUN 11:50 Inheritance Tracks (b0b5s13s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:10 today]


SUN 12:00 Poetry Extra (m00161kv)
Mother Tongue - A Sense of Belonging

Each week the poet Daljit Nagra selects an inspiring programme from the BBC's poetry archive. This week he chooses an edition of Mother Tongue: A Sense of Belonging - the globe-trotting poetry series with Imtiaz Dharker. The poet explores exciting voices from around the world in their own languages and in translation.

Imtiaz hears poems written in Catalan, Turkish, Kurdish and Livonian – an endangered language from the Baltic coast. As she thinks about the phrase "A Sense of Belonging", she discovers how homelands and ties of the heart have inspired these three poets.

Catalan poet Manuel Forcano draws his inspiration from countries of the Middle East and North Africa. From Barcelona, he tells Imtiaz about his connection to ancient civilisations and why his poems are often charged with a heady eroticism. He reads poems from his collection Maps of Desire, translated by Anna Crowe.

Bejan Matur writes in both Turkish and Kurdish. She grew up in South East Turkey in a Kurdish Alevi family, and her almost mystical poems engage with the experience of the Kurdish people in Turkey. The English versions are read by the translator, poet Jen Hadfield courtesy of the Poetry Translation Centre. Canan Marasligil produced the literal translations from Turkish to English.

Finally, there’s Valts Ernštreits who writes poems in the Livonian language. It’s an ancient Finnic language, once widely spoken in Latvia but now classified as "critically endangered" by UNESCO. Valts talks to Imtiaz about his proud heritage and being part of possibly the smallest literature group in Europe. The English versions of his poems are read by the translator, Ryan Van Winkle.

Producer: Caroline Hughes
A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2019.


SUN 12:30 HR (b00txgsc)
Series 2

Consulting

Having nursed Peter through retirement blues, Sam himself succumbs to the dreaded sense of purposelessness. Then Peter gets an ad looking for experienced consultants. They're made!

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

CAST:

Peter …. Jonathan Pryce
Sam …. Nicholas Le Prevost
Waiter …. Sam Dale

Director: Peter Kavanagh.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2010


SUN 13:00 RisingTideFallingStar by Philip Hoare (Omnibus) (b08y76gg)
Examining our passion for watery worlds, Philip Hoare arrives in Cape Cod and feels the lure of the sea. Read by Tobias Menzies.


SUN 14:10 Inheritance Tracks (m0002h61)
Joanne Froggatt

Downton Abbey star Joanne Froggatt selects ‘Wuthering Heights’ by Kate Bush and ‘Proud Mary’ performed by Ike and Tina Turner.


SUN 14:20 Jacqueline Susann - Valley of the Dolls (Omnibus) (m00161kx)
Episode 2

In dazzling post-war New York, Anne, Jennifer and Neely move in together. Jacqueline Susann drama with Barbara Barnes.


SUN 15:30 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.


SUN 16:00 Julie Rutterford - How To Murder Your Husband (b071k792)
Murder is on the menu when Flo finds out her husband is taking early retirement. But murder is harder than it seems, as Flo is soon to find out when not even a poisoned pie seems to work...

Julie Rutterford's wickedly comic play.

CAST:

Flo …. Jean Alexander
Frank …. Bill Dean
Fran …. Julie Riley
Tim …. Terence Mann
Carmella Schwartz …. Lorelei King
Jim …. Jimmi Hibbert
Angie …. Melissa Jane
Instructor/Accordionist …. John Culshore
Mary/Finnish Actress …. Janet James

Producer: Nandita Ghose

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1995.


SUN 17:00 Poetry Extra (m00161kv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 today]


SUN 17:30 HR (b00txgsc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 today]


SUN 18:00 Ghosts From The Past (m000dhn5)
Mortmain by John Metcalfe

When disturbed Humphrey Child married his young Salome, he took his vows very seriously.

Robert Glenister stars in John Metcalfe's haunting drama.

John Temple …. Robert Glenister
Humphrey Child …. David March
Salome …. Helena Breck
Florence Scrivener …. Ann Windsor
Edward Scrivener …. Ronald Herdman
Heather Fleming …. Gudrun Ure
Andrew Fleming …. Jonathan Adams
Tom Fielding …. John Church

Dramatised by Rebecca Wilmshurst.

Director: Martin Jenkins

First broadcast on the BBC in April 1992.


SUN 18:45 Short Stories by LP Hartley (b03zjxw1)
3. W.S.

Novelist Walter Streeter has devoted admirers, but will he be happy to meet a new one in the flesh?

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 (m00161ks)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 19:50 Inheritance Tracks (b0b5s13s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:10 today]


SUN 20:00 Julie Rutterford - How To Murder Your Husband (b071k792)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 today]


SUN 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m00161kp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


SUN 21:45 The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry (m000f76p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today]


SUN 22:00 HR (b00txgsc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 today]


SUN 22:30 Seekers (b03bs3tf)
Series 1

The New Seeker

Made redundant by an Essex job centre, Stuart must return to his former workplace.

He’s convinced he did a better job than his ex-colleagues who are still there. But he was content to work there, especially because of Senior Job Seeker Advisor, Nicola who he had a one night stand with during half time of the England- Portugal game in 2006. He still holds out for a relationship to blossom even though seven years have gone by.

Now stuck on the other side of the desk with the unemployed, Stuart is reunited with Joe and Terry two old school friends that Stuart outgrew eons ago.

Steven Burge’s comedy about the characters who frequent a Job Centre in the Essex town of Rayleigh.

Starring Matthew Horne and Daniel Mays.

Stuart ...... Mathew Horne
Joe ...... Daniel Mays
Terry ...... Tony Way
Nicola ...... Zahra Ahmadi
Dave Manager ...... Alex Lowe
Mr Dibble ...... Alex Lowe
Mr Manford ...... Alex Lowe
Mr Everett ...... Alex Lowe
Mr Gleason ...... Michael Bertenshaw
Mrs Wilcox ...... Philippa Stanton
Mrs Rahman ...... Bharti Patel
Gary Probert ...... Steve Oram

Producer: Katie Tyrrell.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2013.


SUN 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (m0016459)
Robin Ince 1/3

From 10pm until midnight, seven days a week, The Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. And tonight, Lou Conran chats to Robin Ince.


SUN 23:00 Edge Falls (b00dghmv)
Series 2

Episode 3

Will a protest halt the park's Sales and stop Mick going 'Dirty Dancing' with Valerie? Stars Mark Benton. From September 2008.


SUN 23:30 Dan and Nick: The Wildebeest Years (b00dbj12)
Tossed in Space

Dan and Nick serves up a salad family who are Tossed in Space, plus Robin Wood 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 04 APRIL 2022

MON 00:00 Ghosts From The Past (m000dhn5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 00:45 Short Stories by LP Hartley (b03zjxw1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:45 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 RisingTideFallingStar by Philip Hoare (Omnibus) (b08y76gg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:10 Inheritance Tracks (m0002h61)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:10 on Sunday]


MON 02:20 Jacqueline Susann - Valley of the Dolls (Omnibus) (m00161kx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:20 on Sunday]


MON 03:30 Spanish Steps (b06l1yp7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:30 on Sunday]


MON 04:00 Julie Rutterford - How To Murder Your Husband (b071k792)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Poetry Extra (m00161kv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 HR (b00txgsc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 Raffles (b01p0twv)
Series 1

1. The Ides of March

Bunny Manders desperately needs ready cash to repay a gambling debt.

His old schoolfellow, the celebrated English cricketer AJ Raffles knows just the person to help a fellow out. He's a jeweller in London's Bond Street - and, funnily enough, Raffles had planned to pay him a surprise visit that very night...

Starring Jeremy Clyde and Michael Cochrane.

EW Hornung's early Raffles stories of the renowned cricketer and gentleman thief.

AJ Raffles …. Jeremy Clyde
Bunny …. Michael Cochrane
Lord Upton …. George Parsons
Crony …. Graham Blockey
Crony …. Shaun Prendergast
Constable …. John Church
Young Bunny …. James Dykes

Dramatised by David Buck.

Signature tune composed by Jim Parker.

Director: Gordon House

A BBC Radio 4/World Service production first broadcast in October 1985.


MON 06:30 Sherlock Holmes (b0bnb60m)
Sherlock Holmes with Carleton Hobbs - Series 3

3. The Resident Patient

Who are Dr Trevelyan's mysterious visitors and why do they seem less interested in his consultation than in his resident patient in the front room?

Another case for the great detective...

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
Dr Trevelyan …. Hamilton Dyce
Blessington …. Anthony Vicars
Ivan …. John Bryning
Count Egrovitch …. Earle Grey
Inspector Lanner …. Godfrey Kenton

Producer: Robin Midgley.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in December 1961.


MON 07:00 Daliso Chaponda: Citizen of Nowhere (b0b2kpm2)
Series 1

The Helpers

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

The UK and Africa have had a long a complicated past. This series looks at the history of this relationship and 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...

In this third episode, Daliso looks at charities and organisations who want to help the relationship.

Written and performed by Daliso Chaponda

The Other Guy ...... James Quinn

Produced by Carl Cooper

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


MON 07:30 Just a Minute (m0015v98)
Series 88

Episode 6

Sue Perkins challenges Lucy Porter, Shaparak Khorsandi, Julian Clary 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 My Drag Name to Bringing a Plus One.

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 (b00j0hbp)
Series 2

Episode 7

A forgetful actor, a grave digger's wedding - and people who use lots of words but say very little.

A sequential entertainment for radio starring Ronnie Barker.

With Terence Brady, Pauline Yates and John Graham.

Pianist: Gordon Langford.

Written by Tony Bilbow and Mike Fentiman, Guy Boas, Terence Brady, David Climie, John Graham, Charles Griffin, Kevin Paul and Harold Arkthorp, Allan Scott and Chris Bryant, Peter Spence and Gerald Wiley.

Producer John Fawcett-Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1972.


MON 08:30 Chambers (b007znmz)
Series 1

The Cab Rank Rule

Fuller-Carp faces a dilemma when asked to represent animal rights activists, having just accepted an invitation to go fox-hunting with some influential High Court judges.

Nor is it just Fuller-Carp's dignity which is on the line, as LAM (Lawyers against Meat) is ready to pounce...

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
Simon De Vere ...... Jonathan Coy
Rob ...... Paul Shearer
Mr Porteus ...... Keith Drinkel
Mrs Porteus ...... Ann Beach

Producer Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1996.


MON 09:00 Counterpoint (b0105vty)
Series 25

2011 Heat 2

The quiz tests the competitors' knowledge of the core classics, as well as film and stage music, jazz, rock and pop. There are plenty of musical surprises, and forgotten or rarely-heard extracts, alongside long-established favourites.

The second trio of 27 competitors joined Paul Gambaccini in London for the second heat of this 25th anniversary series.

Timothy Alcock from Royston, Hertfordshire

Andrew Killeen from Birmingham

Lachlan Munro from Edgware, North London

Producer: Paul Bajoria

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2011.


MON 09:30 Getting Nowhere Fast (b00mv1sx)
Series 3

Episode 3

The CyberPass cafe is shaken by Neville's shock news that his girlfriend has dumped him. Stars Mervyn Stutter. From May 2004.


MON 10:00 Dr Wallace - Hand in Glove (m000ltk4)
Series 1

1. A Good Shaking

The Chief Pathologist in the Scottish town of Stirling gets an urgent call out to the Dwyer family.

Dr Wallace must examine the body of a their three-month-old child.

His daughter Barbara who is studying medicine also gets drawn into the investigation....

Set in 1920s Stirling, Stephen Mulrine's series about the town’s Chief Pathologist, Dr Wallace.

Wallace ...... Martyn James
Barbara ...... Meg Fraser
DC Curran ...... Liam Brennan
Mrs Dwyer ...... Alyxis Daly
Mr Dwyer ...... Owen Kavanagh
Mrs Wallace ...... Jan Moffatt
Mrs Hamilton ...... Grace Glover
Dr Ibbotson ...... Louise Beattie
Crissie ...... Sybil Wintrope

Director: Hamish Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1996.


MON 11:00 TED Radio Hour (m00161j1)
Series 9

An SOS From The Ocean

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

Manoush Zomorodi explores how our reliance on the oceans for resources is threatened. How can we save our oceans and our planet?

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


MON 11:50 Inheritance Tracks (m00161j4)
Clive Myrie

BBC News journalist and Mastermind host Clive Myrie selects Welcome to My World by Jim Reeves and So What by Miles Davis.


MON 12:00 Lines From My Grandfather's Forehead (b00j0hbp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 Chambers (b007znmz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 Raffles (b01p0twv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 Sherlock Holmes (b0bnb60m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer (b0b3c775)
Episode 6

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.

Distance and circumstance have put a strain on Greer and Cory's relationship. Looking back, Faith recalls her very first meeting with Emmett Shrader in the 1960s.

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.


MON 14:15 HE Bates - Love for Lydia (b007jvkm)
Episode 1

Winter has come to Evensford. As the first snowflakes of 1931 settle, Lydia Aspen has come to live with her two aunts.

Richardson, a young reporter on the local paper, watches as the shy heiress passes by in a Daimler. His editor tells him "go and get the story"...

Stars Tim Pigott-Smith as Older Richardson, Jordan Frieda as Richardson, Juliet Aubrey as Lydia, Margaret Tyzack as Miss Bertie, Angela Thorne as Miss Juliana, Philip Fox as Bretherton and Jamie Bamber as Tom.

HE Bates's semi-autobiographical novel (published in 1952) dramatised by Vivienne Allen.

Director: Tracey Neale

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2004.


MON 14:30 For One Night Only (b00d56bh)
Series 4

Bernstein in Berlin

On 9 November 1989 the Berlin Wall came down. Six weeks later, Leonard Bernstein conducted musicians from both sides of the Wall in Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. This celebration of the reunification of Germany was an unforgettable event for all who took part.

Paul Gambaccini meets some of them and relives a concert that became a crossover hit in the classical and pop charts.

Producer: Marya Burgess

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2006.


MON 15:00 Dr Wallace - Hand in Glove (m000ltk4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 Counterpoint (b0105vty)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 16:30 Getting Nowhere Fast (b00mv1sx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


MON 17:00 Daliso Chaponda: Citizen of Nowhere (b0b2kpm2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 17:30 Just a Minute (m0015v98)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 18:00 The Lost Stradivarius by J Meade Falkner (m000519j)
1. The Cupboard

As Oxford student John Maltravers plays ancient violin music, a hidden cupboard is revealed in his rooms.

Read by Joanna David.

Written in 1895 by J Meade Falkner, this brilliant novella is by turns enchanting and terrifying.

Set in the 1840s, it follows John Maltravers, a well-to-do student at Oxford whose innocent love of music is destined to lead him under a malevolent influence.

Abridged in four parts by Doreen Estal.

Author J Meade Falkner also wrote the smuggling classic 'Moonfleet'.

Producer: Lawrence Jackson

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in August 2008


MON 18:30 A Good Read (b03k0s5d)
Fern Britton and Katherine Grainger

TV presenter Fern Britton and Olympic gold medalist rower Katherine Grainger talk to Harriett Gilbert about the books they love.

Katherine Grainger's choice: To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Published by Arrow

Fern Britton's choice: The Various Haunts of Men by Susan Hill
Published by Vintage

Harriett Gilbert's choice: The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett
Published by Profile Books and Faber & Faber

Producer Beth O'Dea

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2014.


MON 19:00 Lines From My Grandfather's Forehead (b00j0hbp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 Chambers (b007znmz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 Raffles (b01p0twv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 Sherlock Holmes (b0bnb60m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 TED Radio Hour (m00161j1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:50 Inheritance Tracks (m00161j4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:50 today]


MON 22:00 Just a Minute (m0015v98)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 Liam Williams: Ladhood (b06pb839)
Series 1

The First Time

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

PLEASE NOTE: Due to its subject matter of teenage sex, this episode contains language and content that some listeners may find offensive.

With evocative monologues by "Adult Liam" being interjected with flashback scenes from his teenage years, this four-part 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
Bradley Dixon ...... Sam Shaw
Cranny ...... Matthew Hudson
Ralph Fletcher ...... George Richardson
Dale McIllroy ...... Oliver Gower
Tinhead ...... Lee Rockley
Rupert ...... Jacob Clarke

Producer: Arnab Chanda

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


MON 23:00 The Now Show (m0015vm9)
Series 60

Episode 4

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis are joined by the voices of Luke Kempner and Freya Parker, with stand-up from Ola Labib and Rhys James, and music by Stiff and Kitsch.


MON 23:30 Elis James's Pantheon of Heroes (b01pp6xb)
Series 2

Showbiz

Sarah Siddons, Richard Burton and Caradog (Cor Mawr).

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 05 APRIL 2022

TUE 00:00 The Lost Stradivarius by J Meade Falkner (m000519j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 A Good Read (b03k0s5d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 Raffles (b01p0twv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 Sherlock Holmes (b0bnb60m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer (b0b3c775)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:15 HE Bates - Love for Lydia (b007jvkm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 For One Night Only (b00d56bh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 Dr Wallace - Hand in Glove (m000ltk4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 Counterpoint (b0105vty)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:30 Getting Nowhere Fast (b00mv1sx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 Daliso Chaponda: Citizen of Nowhere (b0b2kpm2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 Just a Minute (m0015v98)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 Raffles (b01p0wps)
Series 1

2. Gentlemen and Players

When Raffles and Bunny are engaged for cricketing weeks at country estates, the playing of cricket can hardly be said to be their chief preoccupation.

Bunny is an incorrigible ladies' man, while amateur cracksman, AJ Raffles takes an understandable professional interest in his fellow guests' portable property...

EW Hornung's early Raffles stories of the renowned cricketer and gentleman thief.

CAST:

AJ Raffles …. Jeremy Clyde
Bunny …. Michael Cochrane
Crawshay …. Ron Pember
Lord Amersteth …. David Garth
Inspector MacKenzie …. Henry Stamper
Rector's Daughter …. Melinda Walker
Batsman …. James MacPherson
Umpire …. Gordon Reid
Maid …. Jane Leonard
Porter …. Christopher Scott
Member …. Graham Blockley
Guest …. Jamie Roberts

Dramatised by David Buck.

Signature tune composed by Jim Parker.

Director: Gordon House

A BBC Radio 4/World Service production first broadcast in October 1985.


TUE 06:30 Sherlock Holmes (b0bnfytx)
Sherlock Holmes with Carleton Hobbs - Series 3

4. Charles Augustus Milverton

A lady's honour is at stake, but the great detective seems helpless to tackle a serial blackmailer dubbed 'the worst man in London.'

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s tale originally appeared in ‘The Return of Sherlock Holmes' published in 1904 in The Strand Magazine. Adapted by Michael Hardwick.

CAST:

Sherlock Holmes …. Carleton Hobbs
Dr Watson …. Norman Shelley
Charles Augustus Milverton …. Tony Church
Susan …. Dudy Nimmo
Inspector Lestrade …. Humphrey Morton

Carleton Hobbs stars as Sherlock Holmes. The actor played the Baker Street sleuth in 80 radio dramas between 1952 and 1969.

Producer: Robin Midgley.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in December 1961.


TUE 07:00 Ayres on the Air (b007k1f9)
Series 1

Children

Pam Ayres's poetry and sketch show looks at children.

With poems about having children late in life, and bringing up teenagers.

Plus sketches on school plays, and a mum having to call her daughter as she can't find the internet.

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 (m0015vcm)
Series 3

Episode 4

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 (b00q9xrg)
1985

Winston Seagoon battles the Big Brother Corporation. Can he survive Room 101?

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 Bruce Campbell.

Announcer: Wallace Greenslade

Producer: Peter Eton

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in January 1955.


TUE 08:30 King Street Junior (b007jmjc)
Series 5

The Reunion

The end of the school year is in sight...and Mr. Sims comes up with a bright idea for the evening of Sports Day.

It's an idea which threatens to backfire...

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
Mr Long.................Paul Copley
Mrs Patterson...............Deirdre Costello
Mrs Rudd..............Vivienne Martin
Miss Lewis................Marlene Sidaway
Valerie Simpson.............Jane Wittenshaw
Edward Thompson.............Davis Bannerman
Estelle........................Kerry-Anne White
Rashid.............................Nicholas Gadd

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1990.


TUE 09:00 The Now Show (m0015vm9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:30 Elephants to Catch Eels (b00vgb3v)
Series 2

Charity

It's Jesters' Relief Week in Drumlin Bay and Tamsyn is a bit tired of raising cash for the people of Devon just because their clotted cream is slightly less clotted than the Cornish equivalent.

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 Smeldof.

Producer: Jan Ravens.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2004.


TUE 10:00 Dr Wallace - Hand in Glove (m000lt25)
Series 1

2. Fast and Loose

Two mysterious deaths, one in Glasgow and one in Stirling, occupy pathologist Dr Wallace and his daughter Barbara

To Wallace, sleeping pills seem a simple reason, but Barbara's theory on dry cleaning fluid is less obvious...

Set in 1920s Stirling, Stephen Mulrine's series about the town’s Chief Pathologist, Dr Wallace.

Wallace .... Martyn James
Barbara ... Meg Fraser
Mrs Wallace ... Jan Moffatt
Lady Archer ... Eliza Langland
Kennedy ...Kern Falconer
DC Curran ... Liam Brennan
Mrs Hamilton ... Grace Glover
Davidson ....Billy Boyd
Dr Ibbotson ... Louise Beattie
Celine ....Maria Miller
Beth ...Elaine Ellis
DC Norton ... Barry Hunter

Director: Hamish Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1996.


TUE 11:00 Archive on 4 (m00161vg)
Motortowns

Today many of Britain's car factory towns have to face the fact that their days of producing cars are numbered. Sarfraz Mansoor tells the story of the motortowns through more than 70 years of archive and local oral history recordings.

He also looks at the changing fortunes of Luton, Longbridge, Cowley, Halewood and Dagenham, where in 1929 Henry Ford sited the largest car factory in Europe.

Presenter: Sarfraz Mansoor
Producer: Sara Parker

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2004.


TUE 12:00 The Goon Show (b00q9xrg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 King Street Junior (b007jmjc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 Raffles (b01p0wps)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 Sherlock Holmes (b0bnfytx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer (b0b3cw3r)
Episode 7

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.

Faith has become a popular cultural figure and Emmett a wealthy venture capitalist, courtesy of his wife's fortune. They meet to do business.

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 HE Bates - Love for Lydia (b007jvkr)
Episode 2

Richardson takes Lydia Aspen for a night out.

HE Bates's semi-autobiographical novel (published in 1952)

Dramatised in ten parts by Vivienne Allen.

Older Richardson …… Tim Pigott-Smith
Richardson …… Jordan Frieda
Lydia …… Juliet Aubrey
Miss Bertie …… Margaret Tyzack
Miss Juliana …… Angela Thorne
Bretherton …… Philip Fox
Tom …… Jamie Bamber
Blackie....Robert Purdy
Old Johnson....Don McCorkindale
Nancy......Clare Corbett
Alex.....Crispin Bonham-Carter
Mrs Sanderson.....Helena Breck
Tom....Jamie Bamber

Director: Tracey Neale

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2004.


TUE 14:30 Dr Hepcat and the Hepster's Dictionary (b04mcmnl)
In 1938, the singer and band leader Cab Calloway became the first known African American to publish a book and call it a dictionary.

His book of jive talk, Cab Calloway's Hepster's Dictionary, translated some of the lively and inventive slang being used among musicians and entertainers in New York's Harlem, for a new audience of jazz fans who weren't yet 'hep to the jive'.

Poet Lemn Sissay finds out how Calloway, famous for his hit song Minnie the Moocher, came to write the dictionary, and how it became the official reference book of jive in the New York Public Library at a time when black people in America were still highly segregated from the white mainstream.

Lemn speaks to Cab Calloway's eldest daughter Camay Murphy who remembers Harlem in the 1930s and 40s, and Cab's grandson Christopher Calloway Brooks who is a bandleader himself.

Jive grew out of older African American vernaculars which had their roots in slave plantations in the 19th century. As people came up from the southern states to the northern cities to look for work, jive developed around the world of jazz music, entertainment and night life in Harlem. It was a private 'in the know' language, a form of protection and a way to get past the authorities, but it was also fun and incredibly creative.

Some words survive, like hip, chick, groovy, dig, cool and beat. Other jive terms may no longer be in use - like collar to comprehend, pounders for policemen, or a rug cutter for a good dancer - but the words of jive remain a revealing portrait of Harlem in its heyday.

Producer: Jo Wheeler

A Brook Lapping production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in October 2014.


TUE 15:00 Dr Wallace - Hand in Glove (m000lt25)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 The 3rd Degree (b0bbp79t)
Series 8

University of Sheffield

A funny and dynamic quiz show hosted by Steve Punt - this week from the University of Sheffield.

Specialist subjects including Archaeology, Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy, and Civil Engineering and the questions ranging from Blockchain and Xerostomia to Big Shaq and Slime.

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 (b00vgb3v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


TUE 17:00 Ayres on the Air (b007k1f9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 17:30 The World of Simon Rich (m0015vcm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 18:00 The Lost Stradivarius by J Meade Falkner (m000ql4n)
2. Adrian

Hiding his discovery, John Maltravers outwardly woos Constance, but starts falling under Adrian's sinister spell.

Read by Joanna David.

Set in the 1840s, J Meade Falkner's brilliant novella tells the story of a well-to-do Oxford student whose innocent love of music is destined to lead him under a malevolent influence.

Abridger: Doreen Estall

Producer: Lawrence Jackson

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in August 2008.


TUE 18:30 Soul Music (b06pttqp)
Series 21

Mr Blue Sky

ELO's brilliantly off-beam classic, Mr Blue Sky, is explored in Soul Music.

It was released as a single in 1978, having first appeared on the ELO album 'Out of the Blue' in 1977. Written by Jeff Lynne, it was a no.6 hit in the UK, and has endured on the radio airwaves ever since.

Contributing to the programme:

Tracey Collinson whose husband, Nigel, loved the track tells of the meaning it has for her.

Musicologist, Allan Moore, discusses the anomolous use of the word 'blue': usually associated with downbeat emotions, this is a peculiar subversion of that cultural norm with the word 'blue' conjuring happiness and good weather.

Tremayne Crossley and his friend, Jo Milne, tell the extraordinary story of how Jo heard music for the first time. This track played an important role in that event.

For Dr. Sam Illingworth, Mr Blue Sky will always take him back to the low-flying research-flights he made over the wetlands, greenlands and seas of the Arctic Circle with the shadow of the BAE146 plane beneath him and clear blue skies above.

The children of King's St. Albans in Worcester sang the track that features at the end of the programme.

Producer: Karen Gregor

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2015.


TUE 19:00 The Goon Show (b00q9xrg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 King Street Junior (b007jmjc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 Raffles (b01p0wps)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 Sherlock Holmes (b0bnfytx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 Archive on 4 (m00161vg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 22:00 The World of Simon Rich (m0015vcm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 Alex Edelman's Peer Group (b08rq7jv)
Series 1

Episode 2

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 episode, he's discussing millennials' attitude to politics and being offended.

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 (m001648c)
Robin Ince 2/3

From 10pm until midnight, seven days a week, The Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. And tonight, Lou Conran chats to Robin Ince.


TUE 23:00 The Harpoon (b007lrqx)
Series 2

Episode 4

Wow! And hip hiporama, Harpooners! Get down daddyos to the formica fun and crepe-soled capers of this special 1950s edition of your favourite weekly rag!

Plenty of nylon and skiffle, plus here comes a Muffin the Mule shocker!

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 (m00161vk)
Series 2

Episode 2

The news of 1936 - and stereotypes in space. Andy Hamilton and Nick Revell's sharp-edged topical humour. From August 1986.



WEDNESDAY 06 APRIL 2022

WED 00:00 The Lost Stradivarius by J Meade Falkner (m000ql4n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 Soul Music (b06pttqp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 Raffles (b01p0wps)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 Sherlock Holmes (b0bnfytx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer (b0b3cw3r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday]


WED 02:15 HE Bates - Love for Lydia (b007jvkr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Tuesday]


WED 02:30 Dr Hepcat and the Hepster's Dictionary (b04mcmnl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 Dr Wallace - Hand in Glove (m000lt25)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 The 3rd Degree (b0bbp79t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:30 Elephants to Catch Eels (b00vgb3v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 Ayres on the Air (b007k1f9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 The World of Simon Rich (m0015vcm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 Raffles (b01p10th)
Series 1

3. A Costume Piece

Reuben Rosenthall has made his millions in the diamond fields of South Africa, and it seems only right and proper to Raffles that some of this wealth should be redistributed.

But his attempts to seize the diamonds don't quite go according to plan, as a low-key stakeout spirals into a terrifying scramble for survival.

EW Hornung's early Raffles stories dramatised by David Buck.

CAST:

AJ Raffles …. Jeremy Clyde
Bunny …. Michael Cochrane
Reuben Rosenthall …. Geoffrey Matthews
'Slammer' Purvis …. John Hollis
Jala …. Alton Kumalo
Lady 1 …. Natasha Pyne
Lady 2 …. Jane Leonard
Odd Bodd …. Graham Blockey

Signature tune composed by Jim Parker.

Director: Gordon House

A BBC Radio 4/World Service production first broadcast in November 1985.


WED 06:30 Sherlock Holmes (b0bnv4wn)
Sherlock Holmes with Carleton Hobbs - Series 3

6. The Problem of Thor Bridge

An American asks the detective to help him clear the name of a governess charged with murdering his wife.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s tale was first published in 1922 as part of the 'Case Book of Sherlock Holmes' stories. Adapted by Michael Hardwick.

CAST:

Sherlock Holmes …. Carleton Hobbs
Dr Watson …. Norman Shelley
Sergeant Coventry …. Humphrey Morton
Neil Gibson …. Robert Ayres
Grace Dunbar/Mrs Hudson …. Beryl Calder

Carleton Hobbs stars as Sherlock Holmes. The actor played the Baker Street sleuth in 80 radio dramas between 1952 and 1969.

Producer: Robin Midgley.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in January 1962.


WED 07:00 Ed Reardon's Week (b00xhbcz)
Series 7

From Bean to Cup

Ed finds himself working on a corporate video with the high powered team of director and old sparring partner Jaz Milvane, and Oscar-winning producer Heidi Fisher.

He's also house-sitting for a well-heeled neighbour and enjoying all the benefits this civic duty brings, such as the use of comfortable furniture in agreeable surroundings, electrical appliances that work, and access to decent stationary and a well-stocked fridge.

Perhaps Ed is about to enjoy his week and be well paid for a change...

The comical world of a curmudgeonly pipe-smoking author and his trusty cat Elgar - with his never-ending capacity for scrimping and scraping at whatever scraps his agent Ping digs up,

Christopher Douglas stars as Ed Reardon.

Written by Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds.

Ed Reardon ..... Christopher Douglas
Felix ..... John Fortune
Jaz Milvane ..... Philip Jackson
Ping ..... Barunka O'Shaughnessy
Heidi ..... Matilda Ziegler
Window Cleaner ..... Dan Tetsell
Pearl ..... Rita May
Olive ..... Stephanie Cole
Stan ..... Geoffrey Whitehead
Houseowner ..... Paul Merton

Producer: Dawn Ellis

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2011.


WED 07:30 Conversations from a Long Marriage (m0015vfs)
Series 3

Losing the Way

Joanna Lumley and Roger Allam star in Jan Etherington’s award-winning comedy, as a couple who are passionate about life and each other. This week: they drop in on some old friends they haven't seen for years. And while Joanna and Roger feel the same as they always have, their friends seem to have changed beyond recognition. He's moved from technicolour to tweed, and she's never even heard of Stormzy.

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

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

Details of organisations offering information and support with some of the issues in this episode are available at bbc.co.uk/actionline.

‘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


WED 08:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jnqr)
Series 5

The Americans Hit Town

Visiting servicemen get Griselda excited and Sid all keen to rent out the Lad's rooms.

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? (b00sm5qq)
Series 2

Giles Finds His Station

The telephone bill simply has to be paid, otherwise the flood of top job offers for which flat-bound Giles, Judith and David are ever hopeful disappears in a flash.

Compromises have to be made leading Judith to flog kitchen units for a shady telephone sales company.

But it's not just kitchen units she ends up selling...

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 Jane Whittenshaw, Sam Dastor, Peter Wingfield, Caroline Strong, Richard Turner and Geoffrey Whitehead.

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1996.


WED 09:00 The Write Stuff (b009md8r)
Series 11

John Grisham

James Walton takes the chair for the game of literary correctness, flanked by captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh with guests Mark Billingham and Jane Thynne.

The author of the week and subject for pastiche is John Grisham and the reader is Beth Chalmers.

Produced by Katie Marsden.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2008.


WED 09:30 Spangles 'n' Tights (b04pcw9j)
A Folk Song for Europe

The Dublin theatrical costumiers get embroiled in rivalry between two Lancashire clog troupes.

Christopher Fitz-Simon's five-part comedy.

Dessie Doyle ...... David Kelly
Violet Doyle ...... Pauline McLynn
Antony Gogan ...... Eugene O'Brien
Mr McNamara ...... Frank Kelly
Mona Scrummitt ...... Noreen Kershaw
Mr Witherspoon ...... Dave Hill
Belfast Woman ...... Maureen Dow

Music played by John Trotter.

Directed at BBC Belfast by Roland Jaquarello.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1998.


WED 10:00 Dr Wallace - Hand in Glove (m000lvq1)
Series 1

3. Rights and Wrongs

A court case for malpractice finds pathologist Dr Wallace as a witness in court.

Meanwhile his daughter Barbara's experience in the Glasgow Royal Infirmary suggest that she's sometimes wrong to be right.

Set in 1920s Stirling, Stephen Mulrine's series about the town’s Chief Pathologist, Dr Wallace.

Wallace ...... Martyn James
Barbara ...... Meg Fraser
Lorrimer ...... Paul Young
Mrs Wallace ...... Jan Moffatt
Mrs Hamilton ...... Grace Glover
Sheriff ...... Andrew Conlan
Dr Randolph ...... Alec Heggie
Considine ...... Michael Perceval Maxwell
McDaid ...... Alex Harvey
O'Donnell ... Raymond Short
Martin ...... Bob Docherty
Dr Ibbotson ...... Louise Beattie

Director: Hamish Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1996.


WED 11:00 The Changing Sound of Radio (m000gl70)
3: The Ditch and Six House Parties

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 three one-hour instalments, he tells the story of the technological advances in radio from the first Outside Broadcast, through the Radiophonic Workshop and to advent of podcasting.

In this programme we hear some of Chris's favourite radio moments.

Programmes include:

‘The Ditch’ [BBC R4 2010]

‘Six House Parties’ from Ross Sutherland’s 'Imaginary Advice' [Podcast]

Producer: Jessica Treen

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra in 2018.


WED 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jnqr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 If You're So Clever, Why Aren't You Rich? (b00sm5qq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 Raffles (b01p10th)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 Sherlock Holmes (b0bnv4wn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer (b0b3d42v)
Episode 8

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 the aftermath of walking out of the Loci Foundation Greer opens up to her friend Zee. Then she pays a visit to her parents.

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 HE Bates - Love for Lydia (b007n9k5)
Episode 3

Richardson takes Lydia Aspen for a night out and Richardson realises both Alex and Tom are also falling under the heiress' spell.

HE Bates's semi-autobiographical novel (published in 1952)

Dramatised in ten parts by Vivienne Allen.

Older Richardson …… Tim Pigott-Smith
Richardson …… Jordan Frieda
Lydia …… Juliet Aubrey
Miss Bertie …… Margaret Tyzack
Miss Juliana …… Angela Thorne
Rollo …… Philip Fox
Blackie....Robert Purdy
Nancy......Clare Corbett
Alex.....Crispin Bonham-Carter

Director: Tracey Neale

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2004.


WED 14:30 Earth to Earth: Potted Immortality (b00lyrb6)
For thousands of years the potter's art has linked life and death: vessels which contained nourishment for the living like wine or grain, were transformed into urns, destined for the afterlife, becoming receptacles for the deceased, for their cremated ashes, for their collected bones, and for their vital organs.

For those of us left temporarily above ground, we are surrounded by urns in earthenware, porcelain and other clays. Today artists like Turner Prize winner Grayson Perry, who has also made funeral urns, now uses ceramics to tell a tale of death with works like "We Have Found the Body of Your Child." Other artists now create unique urns that contain the remains within the clay or glaze, producing dramtic effects and preserving the deceased for ever.

Ceramicist Lars Tharp takes you on a personal journey looking back and forward with Grayson Perry and using readings from Sir Thomas Browne's treatise "Urn Burial." Lars also talks to funeral directors, ceramic experts and visits the British Museum where we will uncover the urn which inspired Keats to write his poem "Ode on a Grecian Urn.

Producer: Neil George

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2009.


WED 15:00 Dr Wallace - Hand in Glove (m000lvq1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 The Write Stuff (b009md8r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


WED 16:30 Spangles 'n' Tights (b04pcw9j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


WED 17:00 Ed Reardon's Week (b00xhbcz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 17:30 Conversations from a Long Marriage (m0015vfs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 18:00 The Lost Stradivarius by J Meade Falkner (b00cywfd)
3. The Secret

Absent in Italy, John Maltravers sends a letter summoning Sophia to Naples, where she learns a terrible secret.

Read by Joanna David.

Set in the 1840s, J Meade Falkner's brilliant novella tells the story of a well-to-do Oxford student whose innocent love of music is destined to lead him under a malevolent influence.

Abridger: Doreen Estall

Producer: Lawrence Jackson

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in August 2008.


WED 18:30 How Tickled Am I? (b007jnxs)
Series 1

Jimmy Clitheroe

"Nearly a quarter of the population settle down to listen to a radio classic..."

Mark Radcliffe profiles the diminutive radio star who played a schoolboy. But was he ever allowed to grow up?

A six-part series exploring the tradition of the northern comedian.

Producer: Bernadette McConnell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1999.


WED 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jnqr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 If You're So Clever, Why Aren't You Rich? (b00sm5qq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 Raffles (b01p10th)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 Sherlock Holmes (b0bnv4wn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 The Changing Sound of Radio (m000gl70)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 22:00 Conversations from a Long Marriage (m0015vfs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 Kevin Eldon Will See You Now (b08nq6ft)
Series 3

The Haunted Ghost of the Scary Studio of Terror

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

In this episode, Kevin Eldon and his all-important cast return with sketches about bunnies, Beethoven, Dylan Thomas and olives. And we finally discover a use for avant-garde German film director Werner Herzog.

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 May 2017.


WED 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (m00164c8)
Robin Ince 3/3

From 10pm until midnight, seven days a week, The Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. And tonight, Lou Conran chats to Robin Ince.


WED 23:00 Radio Active (b00h9t2b)
Series 7

You and Your Things

"You Together With Your House And Possessions and Other Things As Well". After a special consumer report on the title, it's now been changed to "You and Your Things".

Consumer champion Lynn Folds Over is consumed by all things consumer.

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

Music by Philip Pope, Steve Brown and Geoffrey Perkins.

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

Producer: David Tyler

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1987.


WED 23:30 Dave Podmore (b007r4mh)
Dave Podmore's Cricket Fix

Episode 4

Cricketing legend Dave Podmore tries to gauge the English team's success in his own murky way...

Christopher Douglas stars as Pod.

Written by Christopher Douglas, Nick Newman and Andrew Nickolds.

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

With Henry Alan, Keiran Cadweller, William Hicks, David Rogers, Fiona Rowlett and Montanna Thompson.

Producer: Richard Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2001.



THURSDAY 07 APRIL 2022

THU 00:00 The Lost Stradivarius by J Meade Falkner (b00cywfd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 How Tickled Am I? (b007jnxs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 Raffles (b01p10th)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 Sherlock Holmes (b0bnv4wn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer (b0b3d42v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:15 HE Bates - Love for Lydia (b007n9k5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 Earth to Earth: Potted Immortality (b00lyrb6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 Dr Wallace - Hand in Glove (m000lvq1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 The Write Stuff (b009md8r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:30 Spangles 'n' Tights (b04pcw9j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 Ed Reardon's Week (b00xhbcz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 Conversations from a Long Marriage (m0015vfs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 Raffles (b01p3d3w)
Series 1

4. Nine Points of the Law

Bunny is forced to extemporise when Raffles' theft of a valuable painting seems to go wrong.

EW Hornung's early Raffles stories dramatised by David Buck.

CAST:

AJ Raffles …. Jeremy Clyde
Bunny …. Michael Cochrane
Addenbrooke …. David Buck
Craggs …. Nigel Graham

Signature tune composed by Jim Parker.

Director: Gordon House

A BBC Radio 4/World Service production first broadcast in November 1985.


THU 06:30 Sherlock Holmes (b0bnxcnb)
Sherlock Holmes with Carleton Hobbs - Series 3

7. The Priory School

Investigating the disappearance of young lord from his school, the detective ponders upon the hoof-prints of cattle on a moor where there are no cattle...

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s tale was first published in 1904 in ‘The Return of Sherlock Holmes’. Adapted by Michael Hardwick.

CAST:

Sherlock Holmes …. Carleton Hobbs
Dr Watson …. Norman Shelley
Dr Huxtable …. Eric Anderson
Roberts …. Peter Hutton
Reuben Hayes …. Victor Lucas
The Duke of Holdernesse …. Wilfred Grantham
James Wilder …. David Spenser

Carleton Hobbs stars as Sherlock Holmes. The actor played the Baker Street sleuth in 80 radio dramas between 1952 and 1969.

Producer: Robin Midgley.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in January 1962.


THU 07:00 It's a Fair Cop (b061tk9d)
Series 2

Harassment

When a vulnerable young woman is being harassed, policeman turned comic Alfie Moore explores what the law can do to protect her.

When does harassment become stalking and what can you do about it?

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 (b09d4bkr)
Series 2

Care

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

Who cares? Why do we care? If genes are selfish why is altruism attractive? Is fairness built into our brains? What is the future of empathy? What is the cost of love?

We look at how technology can help us deal with keeping an ageing population healthy, happy & independent, and why the latest Japanese nursing robot has the face of a bear. Does technology isolate us, or does it over-connect us. We look at how it can keep us linked to others & feeling 'cared about' at any age, and the vanishing luxury of solitude.

And we ask in an age when rolling global news can tell us about every awful thing under the sun, how could we care less?

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.
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 (b007w2s0)
Series 1

The Picture

Gerald and Diana have a clear-out to try and make some cash.

The convoluted chronicle of an optimistic crime writer written by Basil Boothroyd.

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

With Michael McClain.

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

Producer: Bobby Jaye

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1976.


THU 08:30 After Henry (b007jq4g)
Series 3

Intellectual Aspirations

'... but he did look at you twice. So clearly you have something that appeals to him other than your ability to discuss Schopenhauer's Weltanschauung.'

Clare's seeing graduate Julian, but his brainy parents make her feel inadequate.

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
Julian ...... Jasper Jacob

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 (b00z5bl2)
Series 4

Much Ado About Murder

Crime writers Jean McConnell and Keith Miles try to solve an Elizabethan court killing.

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 (m0001q0b)
Series 3

Merry Christmas Mrs Lawrence

Clare is determined to survive Christmas Day with her laid-back parents. The staff meanwhile look forward to an emergency phone call from work to relieve them from a dreadful family Christmas.

Sally Phillips stars as Clare Barker a social worker with all the politically correct jargon but none of the practical solutions.

Written by Harry Venning and David Ramsden.

Clare ...... Sally Phillips
Brian ..... Alex Lowe
Simon...Andrew Wincott
Ray ..... Richard Lumsden
Helen ..... Gemma Craven
Irene ..... Ellen Thomas
Megan ..... Nina Conti
Mrs Barker....Brigit Forsyth
Mr Barker.....Philip Davis
Grandad.......Gerard McDermott
Emma........Christine Kavanagh

Producer: Katie Tyrrell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2006.


THU 10:00 Dr Wallace - Hand in Glove (m00161wz)
Series 2

1. Testing Times

DC Curran shows Dr Wallace his grim find from a flooded quarry, while at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Barbara finds that an old enemy has become a new friend.

Set in 1920s Stirling, Stephen Mulrine's series about the town’s Chief Pathologist, Dr Wallace.

Dr Wallace .... Martyn James
DC Curran .... Liam Brennan
Barbara Wallace .... Meg Fraser
Dr Randolph .... Alec Heggie
Pritchard .... Michael Perceval-Maxwell
O'Donnell .... Billy Boyd
McDaid .... Frank Gallagher
Mrs Wallace .... Jan Moffatt
Mrs Hamilton .... Grace Glover
Mrs Strachan .... Fiona Danskin
Mrs Ross .... Andrea McKenna
Examiner/Galbraith .... Peter Lincoln
Other parts played by members of the cast.

Director: Hamish Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1997.


THU 11:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m00161kp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


THU 11:45 The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry (m000f76p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]


THU 12:00 The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter (b007w2s0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 After Henry (b007jq4g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 Raffles (b01p3d3w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 Sherlock Holmes (b0bnxcnb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer (b0b3fl1x)
Episode 9

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.

Through his grief, Cory has had an idea for a new computer game and is introduced to an investor who may be able to make it happen.

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 HE Bates - Love for Lydia (b007ncy6)
Episode 4

Party plans are afoot for the heiress's 21st birthday and Richardson makes a decision.

HE Bates's semi-autobiographical novel (published in 1952)

Dramatised in ten parts by Vivienne Allen.

Older Richardson …… Tim Pigott-Smith
Richardson …… Jordan Frieda
Lydia …… Juliet Aubrey
Mrs Aspen....Joanna David
Miss Juliana …… Angela Thorne
Nancy......Clare Corbett
Alex.....Crispin Bonham-Carter

Director: Tracey Neale

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2004.


THU 14:30 Dancing With the Devil (b00sp452)
Rachel Johnson talks to women, now in their 90s, who as part of their cultural education, visited Germany in the 1930s.

A few went to Hitler rallies, remembering the sound of metalled boots on specially metalled roads. One was a member of the Hitler youth, and recalls how all the boys she was at school with perished in the war. One was questioned by the Gestapo for boasting about British military supremacy in the street.

Another visited a dark and dingy beer cellar, to have drinks with Unity Mitford, Rudolph Hess and Adolf Hitler.

Their experiences in Germany in the years building up to the war give a unique insight into the rise of Nazism from the point of view of artistocratic teenage girls.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2010.


THU 15:00 Dr Wallace - Hand in Glove (m00161wz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 Foul Play (b00z5bl2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


THU 16:30 Clare in the Community (m0001q0b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


THU 17:00 It's a Fair Cop (b061tk9d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 17:30 Big Problems with Helen Keen (b09d4bkr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 18:00 The Lost Stradivarius by J Meade Falkner (b00cz5rg)
4. The Return

As John returns from Italy, his friend Gaskell tries to penetrate how he fell under Adrian's malign spell.

Concluded by Joanna David.

Written in 1895 by J Meade Falkner.

Set in the 1840s, it follows John Maltravers, a well-to-do student at Oxford whose innocent love of music is destined to lead him under a malevolent influence.

Abridger: Doreen Estall

Producer: Lawrence Jackson

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in August 2008.


THU 18:30 Great Lives (b0b1r3hs)
Series 45

Simon Callow on Orson Welles

The actor Simon Callow nominates one of the giants of the golden age of Hollywood, Orson Welles.

He once said of himself he 'started at the top and worked his way down' never managing to recreate the success he had aged 26 with Citizen Kane, which he wrote, directed and starred in.

Welles' friend and collaborator Henry Jaglom talks about knowing him for the last years of his life when Hollywood had turned its back on him and he was strapped for cash and looking for work.

Presenter: Matthew Parris
Producer: Maggie Ayre

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2018.


THU 19:00 The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter (b007w2s0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 After Henry (b007jq4g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 Raffles (b01p3d3w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 Sherlock Holmes (b0bnxcnb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m00161kp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


THU 21:45 The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry (m000f76p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]


THU 22:00 Big Problems with Helen Keen (b09d4bkr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 Brian Gulliver's Travels (b01m16pr)
Series 2

Lessington

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 Lessington where ignorance reigns.

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

Brian Gulliver ..... Neil Pearson
Rachel Gulliver ..... Mariah Gale
Sharol ..... Jo Bobin
Cop ..... Fergus Craig
Cop ..... Colin Hoult
Guide ..... Patrick Brennan
Wife ..... Christine Absalom
Barman ..... Harry Livingstone
Robber ..... Sam Alexander

Producer: Steven Canny

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2012.


THU 23:00 The Maltby Collection (b00xmvwb)
Series 2

Episode 5

The museum staff pitch their ideas for a special exhibition.

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

CAST:

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

Producer: Colin Anderson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2008.


THU 23:30 A Look Back at the Future (b01s259p)
2025

Foreseeing ego transplants and the USA invading Narnia...

Recorded in June 1994, Brian Perkins, Kate Robbins, Nigel Planer and Ken Livingstone recall 2025 - 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 August 1994.



FRIDAY 08 APRIL 2022

FRI 00:00 The Lost Stradivarius by J Meade Falkner (b00cz5rg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 Great Lives (b0b1r3hs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 Raffles (b01p3d3w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 Sherlock Holmes (b0bnxcnb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer (b0b3fl1x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:15 HE Bates - Love for Lydia (b007ncy6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 Dancing With the Devil (b00sp452)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 Dr Wallace - Hand in Glove (m00161wz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 Foul Play (b00z5bl2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:30 Clare in the Community (m0001q0b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 It's a Fair Cop (b061tk9d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 Big Problems with Helen Keen (b09d4bkr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 Raffles (b01p3hkh)
Series 1

5. Wilful Murder

Bunny is horrified when gentleman thief Raffles calmly declares he wants to try a different crime - by planning to commit a murder.

EW Hornung's early Raffles stories dramatised by David Buck.

CAST:

AJ Raffles …. Jeremy Clyde
Bunny …. Michael Cochrane
Crawshay …. Ron Pember
Sergeant/Waiter …. John Church
Inspector MacKenzie …. Henry Stamper

Signature tune composed by Jim Parker.

Director: Gordon House

A BBC Radio 4/World Service production first broadcast in November 1985.


FRI 06:30 Len Deighton - XPD (m000hwf6)
1. A Small Killing in Hollywood

The Prime Minister discovers a film is set to be made about the "Kaiseroda" mine - Hitler's secret cave of treasures during the Second World War.

So did Winston Churchill meet Hitler in 1940? Can the SIS (Britain's Secret Intelligence Service) uncover the truth?

Len Deighton’s riveting thriller XPD stands for Expedient Demise.

An alleged secret meeting between Churchill and Hitler in 1940 is at the centre of the tangled plot; Whitehall, the Kremlin and the CIA - plus a ruthless secret group - we are all somewhat anxious of that historical conference. Will the so-called Hitler Minutes prove Churchill a traitor?

Deighton described his book as "faction", a blend of fact and fiction "so skilful you can't see the join".

Dramatised in 8-parts by Michael Bakewell.

Boyd Stuart ...... Trevor Nichols
Sydney Ryden ...... David Garth
Charles Stein ...... Bruce Boa
Max Breslow ...... Bernard Hepton
Willi Kleiber ...... Clifford Rose
Reader ...... Colin Starkey
Prime Minister ...... Bernard Brown
Jennifer ...... Jenny Funnell
Kitty ...... Melinda Walker
MacIver ...... Don Fellows
Billy Stein ...... Ian Tyler

Producer: Peter King

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1985.


FRI 07:00 All Those Women (b087ts6z)
Series 2

Episode 3

An unexpected death leads all four of the family to consider what's really important, as well as giving David a chance to spend some quality time (of sorts) with Maggie - much to Hetty's disapproval.

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
David ...... Denis Lill
Vicar ...... Catriona McFarlane
Carol ...... Alison Belbin

Producer: Alexandra Smith

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


FRI 07:30 Desolation Jests (b0858k3l)
Episode 2

David Jason stars with John Bird, Rory Bremner and Jan Ravens in David Renwick's dark sketch comedy that takes a post-apocalyptic and distinctly counter-factual look at the history of laughter....

JP Doom interviews Viktor Schmelling about his career in comedy from his humble beginnings as a joke writer for the Queen through to his current role as Emeritus Professor of Princeton University's Faculty of Laughter. His message - life is horrible - you better learn to see the funny side.

Among the classic comedy sketches Schmelling singles out for posterity are the atheist episode of Sunday Worship; an old lag and his pet orang-utan; and 1950's cult The Demob Mob's remarkable episode on Hitler, liquorish allsorts and the awesome power of the non-sequitur.

With:

David Jason
John Bird
Jan Ravens
Rory Bremner
Christopher Timothy
Adie Allen
James Lailey
Nick Underwood

Producer: Gareth Edwards

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


FRI 08:00 Dad's Army (b007jqvj)
Series 3

A Question of Reference

Corporal Jones and Private Godfrey blunder on a Home Guard platoon exercise using live ammunition.

CAST:

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
Private Walker …. Larry Martyn

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

The original 1972 TV episode has a very visual plot and is called 'The Desperate Drive of Corporal Jones', so changes were made to make the it more relevant for radio.

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1976.


FRI 08:30 Bristow (b00ckd51)
Series 1

The Girl Next Door

When a new face appears in the office opposite the Chester Perry building - she causes quite a stir.

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
Mrs Purdy …. Dora Bryan
Fudge/Station Master/Samson/Hawkins …. Jon Glover
Miss Sunman/Mary …. Katy Odey
Post Boy/Dimkins …. Simon Schatzberger
Miss Prunella Peach/Janet/Mrs Buxton …. Carol Starks

Music: John Whitehall

Producer: Neil Cargill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1999.


FRI 09:00 Guess What? (b062r3z9)
Episode 4

Animal, vegetable or mineral?

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

Regular Geoffrey Durham is joined by Neil Innes and Jan Ravens.

Written by Michael Dines.

Producer: Andy Aliffe

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1998


FRI 09:30 Bookcases (m0005772)
Series 2

Terminal Journals

Primus's latest plan to save the firm from ruin involves publishing deathbed memoirs of the famous.

A chance meeting with the poet Rossetti has him hoping for great things...

Stars Michael Cochrane and Maggie Steed.

Martyn Wade’s four-part 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/Smiles …… 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 2000.


FRI 10:00 Dr Wallace - Hand in Glove (m00163bq)
Series 2

2. Win Some, Lose Some

A Lake District holiday beckons for Dr Wallace, but there is a tricky piece of evidence to be delivered at the end of it.

For Barbara, the exams approach, but so does an alleged case of poisoning, an interview in a trackside hut and an unexpected proposal!

Set in 1920s Stirling, Stephen Mulrine's series about the town’s Chief Pathologist, Dr Wallace.

Mrs Wallace .... Jan Moffatt
Dr Wallace .... Martyn James
Barbara Wallace .... Meg Fraser
Mrs Hendrie .... Elizabeth Bechman-Murray
Pritchard .... Michael Perceval-Maxwell
Davy .... Finlay Welsh
DC Curran .... Liam Brennan
Signalman .... Martin Docherty
Other parts played by members of the cast.

Director: Hamish Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1997.


FRI 11:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m00163bs)
New For April

Scott Bryan, Laura Grimshaw and Chris Pearson round up new listening for April.

Dragon's Den star Deborah Meaden talks to us about her new podcast, The Big Green Money Show. We'll hear why businesses need to be held to account about their environmental efforts, and Deborah tells us about her eco-efforts in her own home.

Margaret Cabourn-Smith talks about Crushed by Margaret Cabourn-Smith - and we hear about the cathartic power of discussing unrequited love.

And India Rakusen talks 28ish days later, the taboo-busting new podcast that attempts to unpack the menstrual cycle in 28 episodes.

Plus we'll hear clips from

Frame of Mind
Eureka!
Putin
Let's Get Frank
Rabbiting On


FRI 12:00 Dad's Army (b007jqvj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 Bristow (b00ckd51)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 Raffles (b01p3hkh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 Len Deighton - XPD (m000hwf6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer (b0b3g009)
Episode 10

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.

Cory visits Greer in New York. Greer raises her voice. Meg Wolitzer's witty novel about power and influence.

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 HE Bates - Love for Lydia (b007nfd7)
Episode 5

Party plans are afoot for the heiress's 21st birthday and Richardson makes a decision.

HE Bates's semi-autobiographical novel (published in 1952)

Dramatised in ten parts by Vivienne Allen.

Older Richardson …… Tim Pigott-Smith
Richardson …… Jordan Frieda
Lydia …… Juliet Aubrey
Nancy......Clare Corbett
Alex.....Crispin Bonham-Carter
Mrs Sanderson....Helena Breck
Blackie...Robert Purdy
Tom.....Jamie Bamber
Bretherton.....Philip Fox

Director: Tracey Neale

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2004.


FRI 14:30 Ken, Madge and the Strange Rock (b05nvj7g)
In January 2013 on Morecambe beach, Ken Wilman and his dog Madge found something they believed to be ambergris - an extremely unusual, rare and valuable product of sperm whales. What happened next turned Ken's world upside down.

Overnight, the story hit the international news with excitement at the prospect of a happy financial outcome for Ken. But things turned out not to be so straightforward.

Peregrine Andrews followed the story from the beginning - and he discovered that authenticating and selling one of the world's most mysterious substances is far from easy.

Produced by Peregrine Andrews
A Falling Tree production

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2015.


FRI 15:00 Dr Wallace - Hand in Glove (m00163bq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 Guess What? (b062r3z9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


FRI 16:30 Bookcases (m0005772)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


FRI 17:00 All Those Women (b087ts6z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 17:30 Desolation Jests (b0858k3l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 18:00 The Veldt by Ray Bradbury (m000fh8j)
A futuristic cautionary tale about the perils of smart technology, where danger prowls in the nursery...

Ray Bradbury's gripping sci-fi story first published in 1950.

Lydia/Witch… Diana Olsson
George… John Cazabon
Peter… Jon Hewitt
Wendy/Grethel… Nina Ludlow
David… Bruce Wightman

Adapted by Jack Pulman.

Producer: Frederick Bradnum.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in March 1959.


FRI 18:30 And the Academy Award Goes To... (b071h07x)
Series 6

Slumdog Millionaire

Somewhere between Bollywood and Hollywood, ‘Slumdog Millionaire’, the low budget independent production captured the heart of the world, and 8 Oscars in 2009 .

Paul Gambaccini tells the gripping story of the little film that got lucky, talking to some of those central to its creation, from Vikas Swarup, the Indian Diplomat who wrote the original novel, co-director Loveleen Tandem, who helped persuade the studios to let the child actors speak Hindi, and Resul Pookerty, whose magical soundscape of India won him an Oscar and changed his life for ever.

It was a film which took a city, a child of the slums, and a game show – and turned it into a star-crossed romance; a film which snuck past the infamous Foreign Language category and into the mainstream Best Picture category at the 81st Academy Awards - despite at least 20% Hindi.

Winning 8 Oscars, the film had no star actors, but a cast of millions - the city of Mumbai. The real star name was Danny Boyle, a director who, according to screen writer Simon Beaufoy, discovered in Mumbai a city ‘like the inside of his head’ - vibrant, frenetic, dazzling, and full of extremes.

This was also an independent film which nearly went straight to DVD, but rose again to take Oscar after Oscar, from under the noses of studio films.

Paul Smith of Celador Productions, describes how his company, who invented the game show, “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire”, got lucky a second time - winning a Best Picture Oscar.

Producer: Sara Jane Hall

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2016.


FRI 19:00 Dad's Army (b007jqvj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 Bristow (b00ckd51)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 Raffles (b01p3hkh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 Len Deighton - XPD (m000hwf6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m00163bs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 22:00 Desolation Jests (b0858k3l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 Mark Watson's Live Address to the Nation (b017x0wb)
Goodwill

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

As broadcast live with an audience in December 2011 - Mark will be asking 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.

Quite a few years ago Matt Damon and Robin Williams went Good Will Hunting. Now Mark and co finish the job by finding it, as the final edition of the series takes on a festive aspect. What is goodwill? How we can incorporate it into our lives? Is it better than ill-will? (SPOILER: it is).

Producer: Lianne Coop.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2011.


FRI 23:00 State of the Nations (b087rky3)
Northern Ireland

Elis James's tour of the four UK nations continues with a visit to The Empire in Belfast to discuss Northern Irishness.

With Micky Bartlett, Shane Todd, Ursula Burns and Andrew Maxwell."

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 first broadcast in January 2017.


FRI 23:30 My Booze Hell, by Little Johnny Cartilage (b010j4pd)
And Cue Supersonic

The washed-up TV star finds himself 'In the Psychiatrist's Chair' with Dr Anthony Clare.

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

Written by and starring Johnny Meres.

With:

Dr Anthony Clare
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 (b01k2b18)
Series 1

Episode 3

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.

In this episode, Ben and Graham encounter a seal cub that's been attacked. He takes it home and carefully nurses it back to life and share the pup's progress with his mum and Dad.

Ben ...... Reece Shearsmith
Graham ...... Julian Rhind-Tutt
Beverley ...... Alison Steadman
Robin ...... Gerard Mcdermott

Written by Katy Wix

Produced by Tilusha Ghelani.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 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 Good Read 18:30 MON (b03k0s5d)

A Good Read 00:30 TUE (b03k0s5d)

A Look Back at the Future 23:30 THU (b01s259p)

After Henry 08:30 THU (b007jq4g)

After Henry 12:30 THU (b007jq4g)

After Henry 19:30 THU (b007jq4g)

Al Smith - Life Lines (Omnibus) 07:20 SUN (b07l57yt)

Alex Edelman's Peer Group 22:30 TUE (b08rq7jv)

Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section 14:00 SAT (b01f883m)

Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section 22:00 SAT (b01r0c5r)

Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section 02:00 SUN (b01f883m)

All Those Women 05:00 SAT (b086tfbm)

All Those Women 07:00 FRI (b087ts6z)

All Those Women 17:00 FRI (b087ts6z)

And the Academy Award Goes To... 00:30 SAT (b00hmc52)

And the Academy Award Goes To... 18:30 FRI (b071h07x)

Archive on 4 13:00 SAT (b00l2p7x)

Archive on 4 01:00 SUN (b00l2p7x)

Archive on 4 11:00 TUE (m00161vg)

Archive on 4 21:00 TUE (m00161vg)

Ayres on the Air 07:00 TUE (b007k1f9)

Ayres on the Air 17:00 TUE (b007k1f9)

Ayres on the Air 05:00 WED (b007k1f9)

Big Problems with Helen Keen 07:30 THU (b09d4bkr)

Big Problems with Helen Keen 17:30 THU (b09d4bkr)

Big Problems with Helen Keen 22:00 THU (b09d4bkr)

Big Problems with Helen Keen 05:30 FRI (b09d4bkr)

Bird Island 23:45 FRI (b01k2b18)

Bookcases 04:30 SAT (m00054x3)

Bookcases 09:30 FRI (m0005772)

Bookcases 16:30 FRI (m0005772)

Brian Gulliver's Travels 15:00 SAT (b01lz1cj)

Brian Gulliver's Travels 03:00 SUN (b01lz1cj)

Brian Gulliver's Travels 22:30 THU (b01m16pr)

Bristow 08:30 FRI (b00ckd51)

Bristow 12:30 FRI (b00ckd51)

Bristow 19:30 FRI (b00ckd51)

Chain Reaction 22:30 SAT (b00gsb89)

Chambers 08:30 MON (b007znmz)

Chambers 12:30 MON (b007znmz)

Chambers 19:30 MON (b007znmz)

Clare in the Community 12:30 SAT (b00yrrgb)

Clare in the Community 09:30 THU (m0001q0b)

Clare in the Community 16:30 THU (m0001q0b)

Clare in the Community 04:30 FRI (m0001q0b)

Conversations from a Long Marriage 07:30 WED (m0015vfs)

Conversations from a Long Marriage 17:30 WED (m0015vfs)

Conversations from a Long Marriage 22:00 WED (m0015vfs)

Conversations from a Long Marriage 05:30 THU (m0015vfs)

Counterpoint 09:00 MON (b0105vty)

Counterpoint 16:00 MON (b0105vty)

Counterpoint 04:00 TUE (b0105vty)

DI Gwen Danbury - An Odd Body 03:00 SAT (b007js4n)

Dad's Army 08:00 FRI (b007jqvj)

Dad's Army 12:00 FRI (b007jqvj)

Dad's Army 19:00 FRI (b007jqvj)

Daliso Chaponda: Citizen of Nowhere 09:30 SUN (b0b1sycz)

Daliso Chaponda: Citizen of Nowhere 07:00 MON (b0b2kpm2)

Daliso Chaponda: Citizen of Nowhere 17:00 MON (b0b2kpm2)

Daliso Chaponda: Citizen of Nowhere 05:00 TUE (b0b2kpm2)

Dan and Nick: The Wildebeest Years 23:30 SUN (b00dbj12)

Dancing With the Devil 14:30 THU (b00sp452)

Dancing With the Devil 02:30 FRI (b00sp452)

Dave Podmore 23:30 WED (b007r4mh)

Delve Special 15:30 SAT (b007k4nj)

Delve Special 03:30 SUN (b007k4nj)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:00 SUN (m00161kp)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:00 SUN (m00161kp)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 11:00 THU (m00161kp)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:00 THU (m00161kp)

Desolation Jests 05:30 SAT (b084xc8c)

Desolation Jests 07:30 FRI (b0858k3l)

Desolation Jests 17:30 FRI (b0858k3l)

Desolation Jests 22:00 FRI (b0858k3l)

Doctor in the House 08:30 SUN (b007k4s5)

Dr Hepcat and the Hepster's Dictionary 14:30 TUE (b04mcmnl)

Dr Hepcat and the Hepster's Dictionary 02:30 WED (b04mcmnl)

Dr Wallace - Hand in Glove 10:00 MON (m000ltk4)

Dr Wallace - Hand in Glove 15:00 MON (m000ltk4)

Dr Wallace - Hand in Glove 03:00 TUE (m000ltk4)

Dr Wallace - Hand in Glove 10:00 TUE (m000lt25)

Dr Wallace - Hand in Glove 15:00 TUE (m000lt25)

Dr Wallace - Hand in Glove 03:00 WED (m000lt25)

Dr Wallace - Hand in Glove 10:00 WED (m000lvq1)

Dr Wallace - Hand in Glove 15:00 WED (m000lvq1)

Dr Wallace - Hand in Glove 03:00 THU (m000lvq1)

Dr Wallace - Hand in Glove 10:00 THU (m00161wz)

Dr Wallace - Hand in Glove 15:00 THU (m00161wz)

Dr Wallace - Hand in Glove 03:00 FRI (m00161wz)

Dr Wallace - Hand in Glove 10:00 FRI (m00163bq)

Dr Wallace - Hand in Glove 15:00 FRI (m00163bq)

Earth to Earth: Potted Immortality 14:30 WED (b00lyrb6)

Earth to Earth: Potted Immortality 02:30 THU (b00lyrb6)

Ed Reardon's Week 07:00 WED (b00xhbcz)

Ed Reardon's Week 17:00 WED (b00xhbcz)

Ed Reardon's Week 05:00 THU (b00xhbcz)

Edge Falls 23:00 SUN (b00dghmv)

Elephants to Catch Eels 09:30 TUE (b00vgb3v)

Elephants to Catch Eels 16:30 TUE (b00vgb3v)

Elephants to Catch Eels 04:30 WED (b00vgb3v)

Elis James's Pantheon of Heroes 23:30 MON (b01pp6xb)

For One Night Only 14:30 MON (b00d56bh)

For One Night Only 02:30 TUE (b00d56bh)

Foul Play 09:00 THU (b00z5bl2)

Foul Play 16:00 THU (b00z5bl2)

Foul Play 04:00 FRI (b00z5bl2)

Getting Nowhere Fast 09:30 MON (b00mv1sx)

Getting Nowhere Fast 16:30 MON (b00mv1sx)

Getting Nowhere Fast 04:30 TUE (b00mv1sx)

Ghosts From The Past 18:00 SUN (m000dhn5)

Ghosts From The Past 00:00 MON (m000dhn5)

Great Lives 07:30 SAT (b0b0pwgl)

Great Lives 17:30 SAT (b0b0pwgl)

Great Lives 05:30 SUN (b0b0pwgl)

Great Lives 18:30 THU (b0b1r3hs)

Great Lives 00:30 FRI (b0b1r3hs)

Guess What? 04:00 SAT (b0627zhy)

Guess What? 09:00 FRI (b062r3z9)

Guess What? 16:00 FRI (b062r3z9)

H Rider Haggard - King Solomon's Mines 18:00 SAT (b08lgbwy)

H Rider Haggard - King Solomon's Mines 00:00 SUN (b08lgbwy)

HE Bates - Love for Lydia 14:15 MON (b007jvkm)

HE Bates - Love for Lydia 02:15 TUE (b007jvkm)

HE Bates - Love for Lydia 14:15 TUE (b007jvkr)

HE Bates - Love for Lydia 02:15 WED (b007jvkr)

HE Bates - Love for Lydia 14:15 WED (b007n9k5)

HE Bates - Love for Lydia 02:15 THU (b007n9k5)

HE Bates - Love for Lydia 14:15 THU (b007ncy6)

HE Bates - Love for Lydia 02:15 FRI (b007ncy6)

HE Bates - Love for Lydia 14:15 FRI (b007nfd7)

HR 12:30 SUN (b00txgsc)

HR 17:30 SUN (b00txgsc)

HR 22:00 SUN (b00txgsc)

HR 05:30 MON (b00txgsc)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:00 WED (b007jnqr)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:00 WED (b007jnqr)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:00 WED (b007jnqr)

Heidi Amsinck Stories 00:15 SAT (b0b9vhgn)

How Tickled Am I? 18:30 WED (b007jnxs)

How Tickled Am I? 00:30 THU (b007jnxs)

If You're So Clever, Why Aren't You Rich? 08:30 WED (b00sm5qq)

If You're So Clever, Why Aren't You Rich? 12:30 WED (b00sm5qq)

If You're So Clever, Why Aren't You Rich? 19:30 WED (b00sm5qq)

Inheritance Tracks 07:10 SUN (b0b5s13s)

Inheritance Tracks 11:50 SUN (b0b5s13s)

Inheritance Tracks 14:10 SUN (m0002h61)

Inheritance Tracks 19:50 SUN (b0b5s13s)

Inheritance Tracks 02:10 MON (m0002h61)

Inheritance Tracks 11:50 MON (m00161j4)

Inheritance Tracks 21:50 MON (m00161j4)

Inside the Music: From Score to Encore 09:00 SAT (b05nybcs)

Inside the Music: From Score to Encore 19:00 SAT (b05nybcs)

It's a Fair Cop 07:00 THU (b061tk9d)

It's a Fair Cop 17:00 THU (b061tk9d)

It's a Fair Cop 05:00 FRI (b061tk9d)

Jacqueline Susann - Valley of the Dolls (Omnibus) 14:20 SUN (m00161kx)

Jacqueline Susann - Valley of the Dolls (Omnibus) 02:20 MON (m00161kx)

Julie Rutterford - How To Murder Your Husband 16:00 SUN (b071k792)

Julie Rutterford - How To Murder Your Husband 20:00 SUN (b071k792)

Julie Rutterford - How To Murder Your Husband 04:00 MON (b071k792)

Just a Minute 07:30 MON (m0015v98)

Just a Minute 17:30 MON (m0015v98)

Just a Minute 22:00 MON (m0015v98)

Just a Minute 05:30 TUE (m0015v98)

Ken, Madge and the Strange Rock 14:30 FRI (b05nvj7g)

Kevin Eldon Will See You Now 22:30 WED (b08nq6ft)

King Street Junior 08:30 TUE (b007jmjc)

King Street Junior 12:30 TUE (b007jmjc)

King Street Junior 19:30 TUE (b007jmjc)

Len Deighton - XPD 06:30 FRI (m000hwf6)

Len Deighton - XPD 13:30 FRI (m000hwf6)

Len Deighton - XPD 20:30 FRI (m000hwf6)

Liam Williams: Ladhood 22:30 MON (b06pb839)

Life Lines 02:15 SAT (b07k0k4k)

Lines From My Grandfather's Forehead 08:00 MON (b00j0hbp)

Lines From My Grandfather's Forehead 12:00 MON (b00j0hbp)

Lines From My Grandfather's Forehead 19:00 MON (b00j0hbp)

Mark Watson's Live Address to the Nation 22:30 FRI (b017x0wb)

Microcosm by JC Wilsher 00:00 SAT (b09c745f)

My Booze Hell, by Little Johnny Cartilage 23:30 FRI (b010j4pd)

My Favorite Husband 12:00 SAT (m000n6bj)

Nancy Mitford - Love in a Cold Climate 06:00 SAT (b007jp62)

Nancy Mitford - Love in a Cold Climate 16:00 SAT (b007jp62)

Nancy Mitford - Love in a Cold Climate 04:00 SUN (b007jp62)

Podcast Radio Hour 11:00 FRI (m00163bs)

Podcast Radio Hour 21:00 FRI (m00163bs)

Poetry Extra 12:00 SUN (m00161kv)

Poetry Extra 17:00 SUN (m00161kv)

Poetry Extra 05:00 MON (m00161kv)

RD Wingfield 01:00 SAT (b0082k48)

Radio Active 23:00 WED (b00h9t2b)

Raffles 06:00 MON (b01p0twv)

Raffles 13:00 MON (b01p0twv)

Raffles 20:00 MON (b01p0twv)

Raffles 01:00 TUE (b01p0twv)

Raffles 06:00 TUE (b01p0wps)

Raffles 13:00 TUE (b01p0wps)

Raffles 20:00 TUE (b01p0wps)

Raffles 01:00 WED (b01p0wps)

Raffles 06:00 WED (b01p10th)

Raffles 13:00 WED (b01p10th)

Raffles 20:00 WED (b01p10th)

Raffles 01:00 THU (b01p10th)

Raffles 06:00 THU (b01p3d3w)

Raffles 13:00 THU (b01p3d3w)

Raffles 20:00 THU (b01p3d3w)

Raffles 01:00 FRI (b01p3d3w)

Raffles 06:00 FRI (b01p3hkh)

Raffles 13:00 FRI (b01p3hkh)

Raffles 20:00 FRI (b01p3hkh)

RisingTideFallingStar by Philip Hoare (Omnibus) 13:00 SUN (b08y76gg)

RisingTideFallingStar by Philip Hoare (Omnibus) 01:00 MON (b08y76gg)

Seekers 22:30 SUN (b03bs3tf)

Sherlock Holmes 01:30 SAT (b0bn9y0v)

Sherlock Holmes 06:30 MON (b0bnb60m)

Sherlock Holmes 13:30 MON (b0bnb60m)

Sherlock Holmes 20:30 MON (b0bnb60m)

Sherlock Holmes 01:30 TUE (b0bnb60m)

Sherlock Holmes 06:30 TUE (b0bnfytx)

Sherlock Holmes 13:30 TUE (b0bnfytx)

Sherlock Holmes 20:30 TUE (b0bnfytx)

Sherlock Holmes 01:30 WED (b0bnfytx)

Sherlock Holmes 06:30 WED (b0bnv4wn)

Sherlock Holmes 13:30 WED (b0bnv4wn)

Sherlock Holmes 20:30 WED (b0bnv4wn)

Sherlock Holmes 01:30 THU (b0bnv4wn)

Sherlock Holmes 06:30 THU (b0bnxcnb)

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Short Stories by LP Hartley 18:45 SUN (b03zjxw1)

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Something to Shout About 09:00 SUN (b07l0y14)

Soul Music 18:30 TUE (b06pttqp)

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Spanish Steps 15:30 SUN (b06l1yp7)

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State of the Nations 23:00 FRI (b087rky3)

TED Radio Hour 11:00 MON (m00161j1)

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The 3rd Degree 16:00 TUE (b0bbp79t)

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The Changing Sound of Radio 11:00 WED (m000gl70)

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The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 SUN (m0016459)

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The Cult of King Tut 02:30 SAT (m0009r52)

The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry 10:45 SUN (m000f76p)

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The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer (Omnibus) 06:00 SUN (b0b3g6cf)

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The Goon Show 08:00 TUE (b00q9xrg)

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The Harpoon 23:00 TUE (b007lrqx)

The Lost Stradivarius by J Meade Falkner 18:00 MON (m000519j)

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The Maltby Collection 23:00 THU (b00xmvwb)

The Million Pound Radio Show 14:30 SAT (b008vr3v)

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The Moth Radio Hour 11:00 SUN (m00161ks)

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The Now Show 23:00 MON (m0015vm9)

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The Skivers 23:30 SAT (b00hr7g8)

The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter 08:00 THU (b007w2s0)

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The Veldt by Ray Bradbury 18:00 FRI (m000fh8j)

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The Write Stuff 16:00 WED (b009md8r)

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