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SATURDAY 16 APRIL 2022

SAT 00:00 Charles Chilton - Space Force (b007jn5r)
Series 2

5. Living With Death

Elevated to the priesthood of God-King Ra - the captive crew of Space Force seize a chance to escape.

Starring Barry Foster and Nigel Stock.

Charles Chilton's second intergalactic adventure series.

Captain Saxon Berry ...... Barry Foster
Chipper Barnett ...... Nicky Henson
Magnus Carter ...... Nigel Stock
Lodderick Sincere ...... Tony Osoba

With Wendy Murray, Willoughby Goddard and Bernard Brown.

Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in June 1985.


SAT 00:30 Sounds Natural (b01slst0)
Peter Cushing

Award-winning actor Peter Cushing takes a break from making horror films to discuss his enthusiasm for the British countryside and its wildlife.

Aided by recordings from the BBC Sound Archive.

Peter tells Derek Jones how he used to spend hours with his late wife Helen watching wild birds from their home on the estuary at Whitstable in Kent.

Peter Cushing, OBE: died aged 81 in 1994.

Producer: John Burton.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1972.


SAT 01:00 Boxer and Doberman (b00jdp91)
Series 1

4. The Seat of Evil

When a much-loved Scottish comic is killed in the street by a falling safe, it looks like an unlucky one-off accident.

But then there are more celebrity killings and a pattern starts to emerge.

Is it a brand new case for Boxer and Doberman - or a continuation of the one they're on already?

The plot thickens like fog on the Clyde.....

Starring Finlay Welsh and Anita Vettesse.

Alastair Jessiman's gritty police comedy drama series.

DI Bob Boxer …… Finlay Walsh
DC Shona Doberman …… Anita Vettesse
DCI Paton ...... James Bryce
'Biscuits' McVitie ...... Steven McNicol
Mrs Adamson ...... Monica Gibb
DCS Robotham Trench …… Crawford Logan
Wee Gordon Boyle …… Alastair Jessiman

Other parts played by the cast.

Producer: David Jackson Young.

Made for BBC Radio 7 by BBC Radio Scotland and first broadcast in March 2009.


SAT 01:30 Len Deighton - XPD (m000j35p)
6. A Safe House for Moscow

Two men have broken into a German computer and discovered something called 'Operation Siegfried'. Then they are murdered.

Boyd Stuart suspects his own people and tries to resign. But you don t resign from the Secret Service.

Len Deighton’s riveting thriller.

Dramatised by Michael Bakewell

Boyd Stuart ...... Trevor Nichols
Sydney Ryden ..... David Garth
Max Breslow ..... Bernard Hepton
Willi Kleiber ...... Clifford Rose
Prime Minister ...... Bernard Brown
Project chairman ...... Bruce Boa
Sevmour ...... William Roberts
Kalkhoven ...... Stuart Milligan
Wyn ...... Louh Hirsch
Parker ...... Colin Starkey
Kitty ...... Melinda Walker
Secretary ...... Garard Green

Producer: Peter King

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1985.


SAT 02:00 Big Pig, Little Pig by Jacqueline Yallop (b08xd38g)
Episode 5

With Christmas round the corner and guests arriving soon, the time has come to slaughter Little Pig.

But the trauma of despatching Big Pig is still fresh...

Jacqueline Yallop has moved to south-west France with her husband and embraced rural village life.

Her memoir is a love story exploring her increasing attachment to her pigs as well as the ethics of meat eating in the modern age.

Should we know, respect and even love the animals we eat?

Concluded by Imogen Stubbs.

Abridged by Amanda Hargreaves.

Producer: Jill Waters

A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in July 2017.


SAT 02:15 HE Bates - Love for Lydia (b007q99p)
Episode 10

As he helps her recovery, Richardson must face up to what love for Lydia really means.

Conclusion of HE Bates's semi-autobiographical novel.

Dramatised by Vivienne Allen.

Older Richardson …… Tim Pigott-Smith
Richardson …… Jordan Frieda
Lydia …… Juliet Aubrey
Blackie......Robert Purdy
Dr Baird......Tom Calder

Director: Tracey Neale

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2004.


SAT 02:30 When Stockhausen Came to Huddersfield (b06pd3bt)
Controversial German composer Karlheinz Stockhausen’s visit to the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival nearly ended in disaster in 1988.

Ian McMillan finds out what happened.

The superstar of the Avant Garde, who featured on the front cover of the Beatles Sergeant Pepper album, had been shocking audiences since the 1950's with his dazzling compositions.

Stockhausen was lured to the quiet West Riding mill town for its 10th anniversary festival, because London’s South Bank couldn't provide the rehearsal time and a suitable venue for his composition, Sternklang or 'Star Sound'. Festival Director Richard Steinitz had promised him the cavernous council owned sports hall for the performance, which was turned into an indoor park for the occasion, complete with Christmas trees and artificial turf.

While setting up for a concert in Huddersfield Town Hall, part of the ceiling fell onto Stockhausen's mixing desk and narrowly missed injuring the great man himself. During his visit Stockhausen developed a taste for the local curry house, bought earplugs to get to sleep in the railway hotel and invited local people to get ready for 'visitors from outer-space'. His reputation had gone before him, and he didn't disappoint those who were lucky enough to be there.

The visit put the festival on the map, and has become part of local folklore.

Ian talks to writer and broadcaster Robert Worby, the then Festival Director Richard Steinitz, Technical Manager Steve Taylor, musician Peter Britton who trained the student performers, and Jim Pywell who was a music student at the Polytechnic at the time.

Producer: Andrew Carter

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2015.


SAT 03:00 Elizabeth Gaskell - Wives and Daughters (b007jswc)
4. Mr Osborne Hamley's Secret

'Molly, we are all wrong at home! Osborne has lost the fellowship at Trinity he went back for. Then he has gone and failed miserably in his degree, after all that he said and that his mother said. I can't understand it.

I never expected anything from Roger; but Osborne! And then it has thrown Madam into one of her bad fits of illness; and she seems to have a fancy for you, child!'

Molly overhears some shocking information regarding the Squire's son.

Final novel written by Elizabeth Gaskell.

Starring Tom Wilkinson, Kathryn Hurlbutt and Angela Pleasence.

Dramatised by Barry Campbell.

Molly .... Kathryn Hurlbutt
Clare .... Angela Pleasence
Mr Gibson .... Tom Wilkinson
Cynthia .... Anne Louise Lambert
Squire Hamley .... Robert Lang
Mrs Hamley .... Lillias Walker
Osborne Hamley .... Adam Bareham
Roger Hamley ....Michael Troughton
Miss Browning .... Diana Bishop
Mr Preston .... Brett Usher
Girl .... Molr Leslie
Gardener .... Peter Tuddenham
Robinson .... Nigel Graham
Mrs Gaskell .... Thelma Whiteley

Music composed by Rachel Portman

Director: Jane Morgan

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1983


SAT 04:00 Guess What? (b063r9k0)
Episode 5

Animal, vegetable or mineral?

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

On the panel:

Geoffrey Durham
Dick Vosburgh
Hattie Hayridge.

Written by Michael Dines.

Producer: Andy Aliffe

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1998.


SAT 04:30 Bookcases (m0005gy3)
Series 2

Merger Most Foul

As Spavin and Spavin's fortunes decline, Edith's success as a writer increases.

But her refusal to let the firm publish her books leads to desperate plans for a merger...

Starring 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/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 2001.


SAT 05:00 All Those Women (b088jj62)
Series 2

Episode 4

Layla and Stu are having their new baby Barclay christened and have asked Maggie to be the godmother. She's thrilled. Jen's 'completely fine' with that.

Add in a newly released prison penpal, some impulsive behaviour, and a free bar and inevitably it's not a party that runs very smoothly...

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.

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
Stuart ...... Nick Underwood
Layla ...... Katie Redford
Kenneth ...... Sam Dale
Rosie ...... Catriona McFarlane

Producer: Alexandra Smith

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


SAT 05:30 Desolation Jests (b085wjb8)
Episode 3

David Jason stars with Jan Ravens, Rory Bremner and John Bird in David Renwick's dark and original comedy.

Interviewer JP Doom asks cultural icons of our times what sketches would bring a smile to their faces with oblivion just around the corner.

Lucian Bile, aka Rot Caries, Britain's first and only punk dentist chooses his favourite moments from a not-altogether-accurate history of comedy, including most of an announcement from the Ministry of Unfinished Business, a clock shop with a Rabbi in the window, and a sinister case from the files of Offcom Squad.

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 Kingsley Amis - All Free Now (b08n1vxy)
"As you get older, you'll find that absolutely straight-down-the-middle sex doesn't strike you in quite the way it did."

Sir Roy's pursuit of something more stimulating wreaks havoc in his own life - and everyone else's...

Comic observation of the late 1960s.

Written by Tony Bilbow - based on Kingsley Amis’s novel ‘Girl 20’.

Sir Roy Vandervane …. Robert Stephens
Douglas Yandell …. Christopher Timothy
Lady Kitty …. Eva Stuart
Meers …. Geoffrey Whitehead
Penny …. Kim Thomson
Sylvia …. Anna Mazzotti
Gilbert …. Okon Jones
Coates/Compere …. Michael Graham Cox
TV/Radio Broadcaster/Max …. Adrian Egan
Chris/Jimmy …. Richard Pearce
Vivienne …. Joan Walker
Himself …. Michael Dean

Producer: Matthew Walters

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1989.


SAT 07:30 Great Lives (b0b2jg2w)
Series 45

Mica Paris on Josephine Baker

For soul singer Mica Paris, when she first dreamt of becoming a singer it was Josephine Baker who inspired her most.

Baker was a young black American dancer who became an overnight sensation in Paris in 1925 after performing wild, uninhibited routines in the skimpiest of costumes.

So can Mica Paris make the case for Baker who wore a string of bananas and little else while performing the 'banana dance?

Joining presenter Matthew Parris to help tell the story of Josephine Baker is author Andrea Stuart.

Producer: Perminder Khatkar

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 May 2018.


SAT 08:00 The Write Stuff (b009rjdh)
Series 11

Jonathan Swift

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

Team captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh are joined by Peter Kemp and Andrew Davies.

Author of the week is Jonathan Swift.

Reader: Beth Chalmers

Producer: Katie Marsden

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2008.


SAT 08:30 Spangles 'n' Tights (b04phhxy)
Medieval Banquet

The Dublin theatrical costumiers dress a medieval banquet in a ghostly castle.

Christopher Fitz-Simon's five-part comedy.

Dessie Doyle ...... David Kelly
Violet Doyle ...... Pauline McLynn
Antony Gogan ...... Eugene O'Brien
Mr McNamara ...... Frank Kelly
Fidelma Fitzpatrick ...... Roma Tomelty
High King ...... Birdy Sweeney
Cliona O'Sloothrahaun ...... Anna Byrne
Cardinal Poggibonsi ...... John Keyes
Court Jester ...... Paddy Scully

Music played by John Trotter.

Directed at BBC Belfast by Roland Jaquarello.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1998.


SAT 09:00 Miriam Margolyes' Adventures in Radio (b07qcf7j)
Much-loved actress Miriam Margolyes looks back over her radio lives, choosing some of her favourite performances from the BBC Radio Archive.

Despite winning awards (BAFTA), Miriam’s on the record as saying she has many regrets in her stage career, but when it comes to her radio back catalogue, she’s immensely proud. Since she joined the BBC Radio Drama Repertory Company in 1965 – radio has been a true love.

Miriam's choices include:

* Sentimental Journey (Radio 4 1999) where she made an emotional trip to Belarus, with Arthur Smith to find out more about her family history;

* After Albert (Radio 4 1996) where she plays a feisty Queen Victoria, with surprising desires, after the death of Prince Albert;

* The Queen and I (Radio 4, 1992) in a Sony Radio Academy Best Actress winning performance, Miriam brings to life Sue Townsend’s (Adrian Mole) comic tale about the House of Windsor, whose members are rather down on their luck;

* The Child (1979, Radio 4) where she stars in Olwen Wymark’s sensitive story about a mother caring for her daughter who has profound mental health issues;

* Dickens’ Women (Radio 4, 1991) Miriam chooses a favourite character, Miss Havisham, from her celebrated one-woman show stage show, recorded for Radio 4;

* The Picnic (Radio 3, 1985) Miriam stars with Timothy West in Anthony Horowitz’s powerful story based on a real event in the Soviet Union in 1981;

* Singular Women, (Radio 4, 1997) Miriam becomes Stella, the manageress of a chocolate shop, demonstrating the power of the radio monologue to create a magical link of imaginations between an actor, a character and the listener.

Producer: Peter McHugh

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra and first broadcast in August 2016.


SAT 12:00 My Favorite Husband (m000nlnp)
Piano and Violin Lessons

Liz takes piano lessons again from her old teacher. George takes up the violin once again.

Who will win the radio talent contest?.

Starring Lucille Ball as Liz and Richard Denning as George.

The story of Liz and George Cooper, a happily married couple living in Sheridan Falls. Based on the novels by Isabel Scott Rorick. Originally called the Cugats, their name by now was changed to Cooper.

Liz Cooper …. Lucille Ball
George Cooper …. Richard Denning
Katy …. Ruth Perrot

Written by Jess Oppenheimer, Bob Carroll Junior and Madelyn Pugh.
Producer: Jess Oppenheimer

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 November 1948.


SAT 12:30 One Foot in the Grave (b007jmxg)
Alive and Buried

Grumpy Victor Meldrew arrives at work to learn that he's no longer employed and is set to be replaced by a box.

With time passing very slowly in his enforced retirement, Victor gripes about newsreaders and worries about becoming a lavatory junkie.

Richard Wilson stars as Victor and Annette Crosbie as his long-suffering wife Margaret.

Adapted for radio by David Renwick from his BBC TV script.

Victor Meldrew ...... Richard Wilson
Margaret Meldrew ...... Annette Crosbie
Mrs Warboys ...... Doreen Mantle
Nick Swainey ...... Owen Brenman

With Sally Grace and Jeffrey Holland.

Winning numerous awards, six series were made for TV plus numerous specials on BBC ONE from 1990 to 2000.

Producer: Diane Messias

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in January 1995.


SAT 13:00 One Foot In The Grave - A Celebration Of A Comedy Classic (b068hyw4)
Would you believe it?

In January 1990, BBC TV broadcast the very first episode of One Foot In The Grave, much of it filmed along England's South Coast.

Doreen Mantle - who played Mrs Warboys – looks back at the history of the classic TV sitcom about the ever grumpy Victor Meldrew (Richard Wilson) and his long-suffering wife Margaret (Annette Crosbie).

It ran for 6 series, plus festive specials and selected episodes were adapted for BBC radio.

Featuring:

Richard Wilson
Annette Crosbie
Angus Deayton
Series writer, David Renwick
Producer, Susan Belbin

Producer: Richard Latto

First broadcast on BBC Radio Solent in December 2014.


SAT 14:00 Tom Wrigglesworth's Open Letters (b01gvtj8)
Series 2

Insurance

Why is the insurance industry so confusing?

Award-winning comic, Tom Wrigglesworth returns for another series of his open letters.

Written by Tom Wrigglesworth, James Kettle and Miles Jupp.

Producer: Simon Mayhew-Archer.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2012.


SAT 14:30 Agendum (b0bfydqz)
Series 1

Fruit

A current affairs parody and stupidly feasible visit to the 24-hour Hall Of Opinion Mirrors. Because there are two stories to every story.

A scientific breakthrough, a human rights scandal and Britain's favourite fruit come under the idiot microscope of a team of talking heads.

Hosted by hostioneer Alexandra Palisades.

Parody created and written by Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris.

Starring Carrie Quinlan as Alexandra Palisades

And the voices of:

Justin Edwards
Melanie Hudson
Samson Kayo
Jess Robinson
Luke Sumner
Tony Way

Featuring Josh Berry

Producer: David Tyler

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


SAT 15:00 The Nick Revell Show (b007jp45)
Series 1

Holy Water

The life of a struggling writer with his dysfunctional friends and a talking geranium.

A sitcom for the 1990s, written by and starring comedian Nick Revell.

Special guest star: Brian Johnston and Vince the geranium.

With:

Alistair McGowan
Caroline Gruber
Kate McKenzie
Brian Bowles

Producer: Jon Magnusson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1992.


SAT 15:30 Sarah Millican's Support Group (b010twf6)
Series 2

1. 'My partner is too controlling - a fight for the TV remote'

"My partner is too controlling - a fight for the television remote"

"I'm a non drinker with no friends - should I just buy a cat?"

Sarah Millican returns as a life counsellor and modern-day agony aunt tackling the nation's problems head on, dishing out real advice for real people.

Assisted by her very own team of experts of the heart - man of the people local cabbie Terry, and self qualified counsellor Marion,

Sarah tackles the nation's problems head on and has a solution for everything.

Sarah ...... Sarah Millican
Marion ...... Ruth Bratt
Terry ...... Simon Daye
Linda ...... Diane Morgan
Matthew ...... Will Smith

Written by Sarah Millican.

Producer: Lianne Coop

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2011.


SAT 16:00 Kingsley Amis - All Free Now (b08n1vxy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 Great Lives (b0b2jg2w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SAT 18:00 Nigel Kneale - The Stone Tape (m0003cdx)
In 1979, a team of scientists moves into a new laboratory in a Victorian mansion. When Jill Greely hears a strange disembodied scream, the team decides to analyse the phenomenon, which appears to be a psychic impression trapped in the wall. The scientists begin to realise that their work has disturbed something hidden beneath the stone, something ancient and malevolent.

Acclaimed British filmmaker Peter Strickland (Berberian Sound Studio, The Duke of Burgundy) re-imagines a classic 70s horror.

The original 1972 TV movie is now a cult favourite. Written by Quatermass creator, Nigel Kneale, it's known for its cutting edge sound effects from the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.

This remake has been conceived by Peter Strickland in collaboration with writer Matthew Graham (Life On Mars). It features new music from James Cargill (of the band Broadcast) and sound design from Andrew Liles. A stellar cast includes Romola Garai, Julian Rhind-Tutt, and Julian Barratt with a special cameo by the star of the original version, Jane Asher.

Available for this broadcast in BINAURAL SOUND – please listen on headphones to get the true experience. Also available online and on demand.

Jill Greely.............Romola Garai
Dr Leo Cripps......Julian Rhind-Tutt
Marvy Wade........Dean Andrews
Terry Briscoe.......Julian Barratt
Cleft....................Tom Bennett
Jill's mother.........Jane Asher
The scream.........Eugenia Caruso

Music and electronics: James Cargill
Vocal effects: Andrew Liles
Analogue effects: Steve Haywood and Raoul Brand
Sound mix: Eloise Whitmore

Written by Matthew Graham and Peter Strickland
Based on the original TV play by Nigel Kneale

Director: Peter Strickland
Producer: Russell Finch
Executive Producer: Polly Thomas

A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2015.


SAT 19:00 Miriam Margolyes' Adventures in Radio (b07qcf7j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section (b01r961y)
Series 2

With Nick Mohammed

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

This episode explores the theme of destiny including songs on allergies and chance meetings - as well as showcasing Alex Horne's skills as a dream interpreter.

Guest starring comedian Nick Mohammed who plays with the band and has a trick up his sleeve.

Plus The Middle School Choir from Hall School, Hampstead in London.

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 Agendum (b0bgfx69)
Series 1

Crisis

A current affairs parody and stupidly feasible visit to the 24-hour Hall Of Opinion Mirrors. Taking both sides of serious issues seriously

A cotton-based crisis, a row about dimensionality and the ethics of the whoopee cushion are analysed with forensic skill by a team of paid voices.

Chaired by chairperson-in-chief Alexandra Palisades.

Parody created and written by Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris.

Starring Carrie Quinlan as Alexandra Palisades

And the voices of:

Justin Edwards
Melanie Hudson
Kath Hughes
Simon Kane
Tayla Kovacevic-Ebong
Jess Robinson
Luke Sumner
Tony Way

Producer: David Tyler

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


SAT 23:00 Mark Thomas: My Life in Serious Organised Crime (b007760g)
Stories from comedian Mark Thomas's campaign against the Serious Organised Crime and Policing Act.

This requires anyone wishing to protest around the Houses of Parliament to obtain a police permit.

Thomas has done exactly that; hundreds and hundreds of times.

Producer: Colin Anderson

First broadcast on Radio 4 in March 2007.


SAT 23:30 The Skivers (b00j5l87)
Series 3

Peter Stringfellow

Nightclubbing in London, courtesy of special guest, Peter Stringfellow.

Another generous hatful of skillful sketch comedy written and performed by Nick Golson and Tim de Jongh.

With:

Peter Bradshaw
Sally Phillips

Announcer: Patrick Allen.

Producer: Jon Naismith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1997.



SUNDAY 17 APRIL 2022

SUN 00:00 Nigel Kneale - The Stone Tape (m0003cdx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 One Foot In The Grave - A Celebration Of A Comedy Classic (b068hyw4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:00 Tom Wrigglesworth's Open Letters (b01gvtj8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:30 Agendum (b0bfydqz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Saturday]


SUN 03:00 The Nick Revell Show (b007jp45)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:00 on Saturday]


SUN 03:30 Sarah Millican's Support Group (b010twf6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:30 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 Kingsley Amis - All Free Now (b08n1vxy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 Great Lives (b0b2jg2w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 Big Pig, Little Pig by Jacqueline Yallop (Omnibus) (b08xptmt)
When Jacqueline Yallop moves to south-west France with her husband, she embraces rural village life and buys two pigs to rear for slaughter.

But as she gets to know the animals better, her English sentimentality threatens to get in the way and she begins to wonder if she can actually bring herself to kill them.

This is a memoir about that fateful decision, but it's also about the ethics of meat eating in the modern age, and whether we should know, respect and even love the animals we eat.

At its heart, this book is a love story, exploring Jacqueline's increasing attachment for her particular pigs, and celebrating the enduring closeness of humans and pigs over the centuries.

Written by Jacqueline Yallop.

Omnibus of five parts abridged by Amanda Hargreaves

Read by Imogen Stubbs

Producer: Jill Waters

A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in July 2017.


SUN 07:10 Inheritance Tracks (m0001gn9)
Paul Jones

Singer Paul Jones chooses My Babe by Little Walter and Come Sunday by Mahalia Jackson with the Duke Ellington Orchestra.

Paul remembers having a skiffle group at school, when he also sang in the Cathedral Choir. He came from a family that loved music, but he was particularly drawn to African American music and the blues.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2018.


SUN 07:20 HE Bates - Love for Lydia (Omnibus) (b007qpx9)
Episode 2

After the death of his friend, Richardson cuts himself off from the group and their familiar surroundings.

But while out walking one day he comes across a figure he recognises...

HE Bates's semi-autobiographical novel, first published in 1952.

Omnibus of the last five of ten parts.

Dramatised by Vivienne Allen.

Older Richardson …… Tim Pigott-Smith
Richardson …… Jordan Frieda
Lydia …… Juliet Aubrey
Tom …… Jamie Bamber
Nancy …… Clare Corbett
McKechnie …… Tom Mannion.

Director: Tracey Neale

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2004.


SUN 08:30 Doctor in the House (b007m680)
Women and Wine

Medic Simon Sparrow's efforts to get a date for the hospital ball turn to chaos.

The misadventures of student doctor, Simon Sparrow.

Starring Richard Briers.

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

Simon Sparrow …. Richard Briers
Sir Lancelot Spratt …. Geoffrey Sumner
Tony Benskin …. Ray Cooney
Taffy Evans …. Edward Cast
Lady Spratt …. Joan Young
Matron/Vera …. Norma Ronald

Producer: David Hatch

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1968.


SUN 09:00 Something to Shout About (m000c58t)
Series 1

Episode 4

Michael receives a windfall and the vultures are soon circling in search of loans.

"A light-hearted exposé of the advertising world!".

Set in a London ad agency called 'Apsley, Addis, Cohen, Barbican, Blythe, Giddy & Partners'.

Written by Myles Rudge and Ronnie Wolfe.

Michael Lightfoot …. Michael Medwin
Janet Harris …. Fenella Fielding
Maggie Tufnell …. Eleanor Summerfield
Mavis Willis …Joan Sims
Adrian Beales …. Nicholas Phipps
Mr Botting/Various …. Warren Mitchell

Producer: John Simmonds.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in October 1961.


SUN 09:30 Daliso Chaponda: Citizen of Nowhere (b0b3d42l)
Series 1

Border Patrol

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 final episode, Daliso talks about the process of immigration.

Written and performed by Daliso Chaponda.

The Other Guy... James Quinn

Theme tune 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 (m0016jcn)
Clue at 50

Sandi Toksvig

From Barbra Streisand to The Weather Girls.

Comedian, writer, broadcaster and political activist, Sandi Toksvig shares her castaway choices with Kirsty Young.

Sandi's parents were both broadcasters. Her mother worked as a studio manager and announcer before she married. Her Danish father’s job as a foreign correspondent took the family around the world.

Sandi and her siblings spent much of their childhood in the United States. When she was “asked to leave” yet another American school, her parents sent her to boarding school in England. She soon decided to lose her strong American accent and went on to Cambridge, where she performed in the Footlights.

In addition to writing, she's continued to appear regularly on TV and radio shows as both panellist and host

She’s also Chancellor of Portsmouth University.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2015.


SUN 10:45 The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry (m000fq63)
Series 15

A Cold Case Part 1

“I suppose a cold is called a cold because we catch it in the winter," writes Alison Evans from St Albans. "But why is it that we get more colds in winter than in the summer?”

This week's Cold Case is all about the common cold, a set of symptoms caused by hundreds of different strains of cold and flu viruses.

Adam uncovers the stinky history of infectious disease with medical historian Claire Jones.

Virologists Jonathan Ball and Wendy Barclay describe how spiky viruses lock on to our cells, but why many of the symptoms of a common cold are due to our own body's overreaction.

Plus, we delve into the science of sneezing with nose doctor Carl Philpott.

Presenters: Adam Rutherford, Hannah Fry
Producer: Michelle Martin


SUN 11:00 The Moth Radio Hour (m0016jcq)
Series 12

Skin Tight Genes

True stories told live in the USA: Catherine Burns introduces stories from the double helix – tales featuring DNA inheritance.

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 April 2020.


SUN 11:50 Inheritance Tracks (m0001gn9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:10 today]


SUN 12:00 Poetry Extra (m0016jcs)
Poetry Workshop - William Carlos Williams

Poet Daljit Nagra selects the best programmes from the BBC's poetry archive and this week selects Poetry Workshop: The Red Wheelbarrow by William Carlos Williams.

Ruth Padel and the The Dove Cottage Poets in Grasmere work on some poems in progress. Tough love for poems.

Poetry Workshops are gathering all over the country. In the back rooms of pubs, in libraries and in front rooms, poets meet to hone their craft and sharpen their verse.

Going behind the scenes of the poems, the group are ruthless yet supportive as they chuck out words and redraft; listening, pruning and testing their work as they go. The theme for this week's poems is fathers, apt of course for the home-place of Wordsworth, the father of English romanticism.

The group discuss the techniques, inspiration, wordplay and imagination that make poetry so enjoyable and rewarding. As well as working on their own poems, the group bravely try out a writing exercise to warm up their poetry muscles, focussing on line endings by experimenting with a very famous poem by William Carlos Williams. They also consider a poem by a much loved poet associated with the area; Norman Nicholson.

Producer: Sarah Langan

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2012.


SUN 12:30 Tom Wrigglesworth's Open Letters (b01h77ln)
Series 2

Low Cost Airlines

Are low-cost airlines all they are cracked up to be?

If Tom does enough online check-ins, can he legitimately claim to be part-time staff and get an invite to the Christmas do?

Award-winning comic Tom Wrigglesworth performs another of his open letters.

Written by Tom Wrigglesworth, James Kettle and Miles Jupp.

Producer: Simon Mayhew-Archer.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2012.


SUN 13:00 Transcription by Kate Atkinson (Omnibus) (b0bj6qq4)
Episode 1

Radio producer Juliet Armstrong spots an all-too-familiar face in a crowded London street.

Set in the years after the Second World War, Kate Atkinson's novel puts idealism on the spot - and asks who can be trusted when loyalty is pushed to its limits?

Read by Fenella Woolgar

Omnibus of the first five of ten parts.

Abridged by Robin Brooks

Producer: Eilidh McCreadie

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2018.


SUN 14:10 Inheritance Tracks (b07pwyhr)
Amanda Abbington

Sherlock actor Amanda Abbington, chooses 'Dear Prudence' by The Beatles and 'Furious' by Joan as Police Woman.


SUN 14:20 The Latvian Locum (Omnibus) (m0007r1y)
Series 2

When her surgery in Blackpool is closed, Dr Dace Zake finds herself relocating to a practice in deprived rural Cornwall.

Here she faces a whole new set of medical and personal challenges.

Ob her first working day, a patient fails to turn up. So she and District Nurse Pippa take to the roads to track him down.

Offbeat comic drama following the working life of a Latvian locum doctor in Britain.

Omnibus of five parts, written by Ben Cottam.

Dace Zake ..... Dolya Gavanski
Pippa ..... Alex Tregear
Noah ..... Gerard Horan
Jodie ..... Helen Clapp
Muriel ..... Pippa Haywood
Dylan ..... Ed Browning
Romanian woman ..... Olivia Popica
Ruth ..... Elaine Claxton
Jenny ..... Victoria Cansfield

Director: Alison Crawford

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2019.


SUN 15:30 My Pakistani Jazz Orchestra (b04n31w6)
Izzat Majeed could have retired quietly, but instead he formed the Sachal Jazz Ensemble and built a music studio in Lahore.

The London-based father of three was born and brought up in Lahore. He recalls a vibrant city full of music and culture. When he was a child, Pakistan's film industry -nicknamed 'Lollywood' - produced 100 movies a year.

He recalls seeing the Dave Brubeck Trio playing in the city as part of America's Jazz Ambassadors Tour. This was the start of a lifelong affection for jazz. As the years passed, a less culturally tolerant society took shape in Pakistan. Izzat was extremely disheartened by this. Lollywood all but disappeared and the classical musicians at its heart disappeared with it.

They had to make ends meet in any way they could, and music was no longer a way to do this.

When Izzat retired, he decided to do something about it. The Sachal Jazz Ensemble was born.

Contributors:

Sameer Khan
Peter Riley
Nijat Ali
Baqar Abbas
Izzat Majeed
Christoph Bracher
Jay Visvadeva
Amina Yaqub
Jagdeep Shah

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2015.


SUN 16:00 The Dollar Princess (m0016jcw)
At the turn of the 19th century, Consuelo Vanderbilt was forced by her ambitious American mother to marry the ninth Duke of Marlborough.

She spends several years living in Blenheim Palace trying to make a go of her loveless marriage – all the while pining for the love of her life who she left behind in the USA.

Starring Shelley Thompson and Michael Cochran.

Written by Katherine Parker.

Consuelo .... Shelley Thompson
Sunny .... Michael Cochrane
Alva .... Kate Harper
Winthrop .... Stuart Milligan
Jacques .... Peter Penry-Jones
Lady Blandford .... Joanna Wake
Dowager Duchess .... Joan Matheson
Lucy/Gladys .... Elizabeth Kelly
Lady Paget/Sarah .... Ann Windsor
Miss Harper/Lilian .... Theresa Streatfield
Bates/Roberts .... John Church

Director: Cherry Cookson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1991.


SUN 17:00 Poetry Extra (m0016jcs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 today]


SUN 17:30 Tom Wrigglesworth's Open Letters (b01h77ln)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 today]


SUN 18:00 Nigel Kneale - The Road (m0000y1d)
Mark Gatiss and Adrian Scarborough star as a philosopher and scientist investigating ghostly outbreaks in a country wood in 1768.

Neither is quite prepared for the shocking truth that they uncover.

Nigel Kneale’s legendary lost 1963 TV play is famed for its haunting climax.

Adapted by Toby Hadoke.

Gideon Cobb ...... Mark Gatiss
Sir Timothy Hassall ...... Adrian Scarborough
Lady Lavinia Hassall ...... Hattie Morahan
Jethro ...... Colin McFarlane
Tetsy ...... Susan Wokoma
Lukey Platt ...... Francis Magee
Big Jeff ...... Ralph Ineson

Director: Charlotte Riches

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2018.


SUN 18:45 Remembering Nigel Kneale (m0016jcy)
Toby Hadoke considers the legacy of Quatermass writer Nigel Kneale, whose trademark fusion of science fiction and folk horror famously transfixed the nation at the dawn of TV drama and continues to influence it to this day.

His adaptation of Nineteen Eighty-Four shocked the establishment, and his seminal TV plays The Road, The Stone Tape and The Year of the Sex Olympics mark him out as a true pioneer of science fiction and horror.

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra.


SUN 19:00 The Moth Radio Hour (m0016jcq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 19:50 Inheritance Tracks (m0001gn9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:10 today]


SUN 20:00 The Dollar Princess (m0016jcw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 today]


SUN 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m0016jcn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


SUN 21:45 The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry (m000fq63)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today]


SUN 22:00 Tom Wrigglesworth's Open Letters (b01h77ln)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 today]


SUN 22:30 Seekers (b03ctfp8)
Series 1

That Bloke Keeps Looking at Us

There's a bloke sitting at the other end of the Job Centre waiting room. Joe, Terry and Stuart try and work out who he is.

He starts giving the three lads, evil looks. Joe becomes adamant that he is a hitman sent by the Food Standards Agency. Terry thinks it might be a bloke from Benefits fraud. Whoever he is they're determined not to be intimidated and return the evil looks.

Steven Burge’s comedy about the staff and the clients 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
Mr Rocastle ...... Tony Way
Nicola ...... Zahra Ahmadi
Gary Probert ...... Steve Oram
Bill Parfitt ...... David Seddon
George Dorset ...... Alex Lowe
Mandy Dorset ...... Bharti Patel
Mr Boland ...... Michael Bertenshaw

Producer: Katie Tyrrell.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2013.


SUN 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (m0016nb3)
Nish Kumar 1/3

Rob Deering is joined in BBC Radio 4 Extra's Comedy Club studio by Nish Kumar.


SUN 23:00 Edge Falls (b00dnyjs)
Series 2

Episode 5

It's charity week at the Edge Falls retail village, but Sonya's daughter sees this as the perfect opportunity to make money.

Starring Frances Barber and Mark Benton.

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

Written by Paul Barnhill and Neil Warhurst.

Mick ...... Mark Benton
Sonya ...... Frances Barber
Rez ...... Emil Marwa
Valerie ...... Sarah Hadland
Darryl ...... Paul Barnhill
Tanya ...... Liz Sutherland
Gerald ...... Neil Warhurst
Rosa ...... Joan Walker
Collector ...... Ben Crowe
Man ...... Stephen Critchlow

Director: Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2008.


SUN 23:30 Dan and Nick: The Wildebeest Years (b0089lxf)
Turning 40

Dan and Nick's pun-fest with a distraught Robin Wood turning 40 and The Archers goes sci-fi.

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 September 1998.



MONDAY 18 APRIL 2022

MON 00:00 Nigel Kneale - The Road (m0000y1d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 00:45 Remembering Nigel Kneale (m0016jcy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:45 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 Transcription by Kate Atkinson (Omnibus) (b0bj6qq4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:10 Inheritance Tracks (b07pwyhr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:10 on Sunday]


MON 02:20 The Latvian Locum (Omnibus) (m0007r1y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:20 on Sunday]


MON 03:30 My Pakistani Jazz Orchestra (b04n31w6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:30 on Sunday]


MON 04:00 The Dollar Princess (m0016jcw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Poetry Extra (m0016jcs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 Tom Wrigglesworth's Open Letters (b01h77ln)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 Trueman and Riley (b00j5hpz)
Series 2

1. The Road to Nowhere

An upsurge of burglary on one street sees detective duo Trueman and Riley probe an odd deception amongst students.

Starring Robert Daws and Duncan Preston.

Set in Leeds, the return of Brian B Thompson's ill-matched coppers sees them trying to climb back up the career ladder.

DI Trueman …... Robert Daws
DS Riley …... Duncan Preston
Holly ..…. Laura Molyneux
Carol Munsthorpe …... Hannah Storey
Nic Jeune …... Malcolm Tierney
Harry …... Benjamin Askew
Marty Reynolds …... Matt Addis

The duo began life on BBC Radio 4 in 2002, with Detective Inspector Trueman called back to work after a nervous breakdown in order to solve a high profile murder case, backed up by Detective Superintendent Riley. This was followed by three new dramas in 2005 then more series made for BBC Radio 7.

Director: Toby Swift

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in March 2009.


MON 06:30 Len Deighton - XPD (m000j2hk)
7. The Geneva Raid

Breslow has been told by Kleiber that an armed raid is going to take place on Colonel Pitman's home in Switzerland.

In England, Stuart has been investigating the possibility of Churchill meeting Hitler in 1940.

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

Dramatised by Michael Bakewell.

Boyd Stuart ...... Trevor Nichols
Sydney Ryden ...... David Garth
Charles Stein ...... Bruce Boa
Max Breslow ...... Bernard Hepton
Colonel Pitman ...... Barry Morse
Kleiber ...... Clifford Rose
Reader ...... Colin Starkey
Mme Maurig ...... Mary Wimbush
Kalkhoven ...... Stuart Milligan
Wyn ...... Lou Hirsch
Koch ...... Garard Green

Producer: Peter King

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1985.


MON 07:00 Sneakiepeeks (b00p6307)
Honeytrap Hotel

Comedy about a team of inept, backstabbing surveillance operatives.

Beagle Team infringe every civil liberty in the book in the name of national security.

Can they manage to nab a gang of blackmailers in a hotel?

Written by Harry Venning and Neil Brand.

Bill .... Richard Lumsden
Sharla .... Nina Conti
Mark .... Daniel Kaluuya
Tony Savage .... Kevin Eldon
Geoff .... John Biggins
Ted .... Shaban Arifi
Nanny/Milij .... Alex Tregear
Mr Smith .... Nigel Hastings
Mrs Smith .... Kate Layden
Bishop .... Ewan Hooper

Producer: Katie Tyrrell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2009


MON 07:30 The Unbelievable Truth (m001681l)
Series 28

Episode 2

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

Henning Wehn, Zoe Lyons, Sindhu Vee, and Marcus Brigstocke are the panellists obliged to talk with deliberate inaccuracy on subjects as varied as windows, ants, rice and Ancient Egyptians.

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


MON 08:00 Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (b007jr6l)
Strangers on a Train

Best mates Bob and Terry haven't spoken for 7 years.

So there's a lot to catch up on when they bump into each other on a train heading back north.

Starring James Bolam and Rodney Bewes.

Created and scripted for BBC TV by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais.

Adapted for BBC Radio by Patrick Tilley.

Terry Collier ...... James Bolam
Bob Ferris ...... Rodney Bewes
Thelma Chambers ...... Brigit Forsyth
Lady on Train ...... Lois Daine
Barman ...... Peter Whitman

Producer: John Browell

Originally lost from the archive, the audio was provided by BBC producer Stan Was.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1975.


MON 08:30 Chambers (b007jntq)
Series 1

The American

When star American lawyer Thurman Berkley arrives in chambers for a week, a culture clash seems inevitable.

But the stuffy John Fuller-Carp will do anything to win a case - even if it means adopting the rapping rhythms Thurman used so successfully in the OK Stimpson trial.

A run-of-the-mill GBH gets the full transatlantic treatment.

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
Thurman Berkley ...... David Harewood

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1996.


MON 09:00 I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue (b007jt05)
Clue at 50

From 1972 - Debut Episode

How it all began in 1972 for the long-running, self-styled antidote to panel games.

Chaired by Humphrey Lyttelton.

With Jo Kendall and The Goodies trio, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie.

Producer: David Hatch

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on 11th April 1972


MON 09:30 Getting Nowhere Fast (b00n490h)
Series 3

Episode 5

If Reunions are a bad idea, why do we have them?

Is it to check our success against the others or is it just the hope of exploring some unresolved nooky behind the bikes sheds with Becky from 5B.

Sitcom set in the Cyber Pass’ internet café.

Written by and starring Mervyn Stutter.

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

Songs by Mervyn Stutter.

Performed by Swamp Things.

Producer: Simon Nicholls

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2004.


MON 10:00 Elizabeth Gaskell - Wives and Daughters (b007jsx2)
5. The Charity Ball

"What In the world can I do to secure an income?" thought Osborne, "Poor Almée must have money. Yet what would my father say if he knew I'd married a Frenchwoman? In his present mood he'd disinherit me; and he'd speak about her in a way I couldn't stand. A Roman Catholic too! Well, I don't repent it. I'd do it again."

Molly is concerned when Cynthia is pursued by Mr Preston.

Final novel written by Elizabeth Gaskell.

Starring Tom Wilkinson, Kathryn Hurlbutt and Angela Pleasence.

Dramatised by Barry Campbell.

Molly …. Kathryn Hurlbutt
Clare …. Angela Pleasence
Mr Gibson .… Tom Wilkinson
Cynthia …. Anne Louise Lambert
Squire Hamley …. Robert Lang
Osborne Hamley …. Adam Bareham
Roger Hamley …. Michael Troughton
Mr Preston …. Brett Usher
Lady Harriet …. Marian Diamond
Lord Hollingfold …. Geoffrey Collins
Miss Browning …. Diana Bishop
Miss Phoebe ….. Hilda Schroder
Mrs Goodenough …. Margot Boyd
Miss Hornblower …. Monica Grey
Miss Piper …. Carole Boyd
Mr Roscoe …. James Kerry
Old Silas …. Michael Bilton
Robinson …. Nigel Graham
Maria …. Eileen Tully
Mrs Gaskell …. Thelma Whiteley

Music composed by Rachel Portman

Director: Jane Morgan

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1983


MON 11:00 TED Radio Hour (m0016jch)
Series 9

Far Flung Places

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

Manoush Zomorodi talks to journalist Saleem Reshamwala about the surprising people and places that have inspired him.

Journalist Saleem Reshamwala gives us a tour of surprising people and places — Lima, Nairobi, and prehistoric New Jersey — to inspire new perspectives on travel and cultures.

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


MON 11:50 Inheritance Tracks (m0016jck)
Paterson Joseph

Actor Paterson Joseph chooses In Loving You by Junior English and Better Get It in Your Soul by Charles Mingus.


MON 12:00 Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (b007jr6l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 Chambers (b007jntq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 Trueman and Riley (b00j5hpz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 Len Deighton - XPD (m000j2hk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont by Elizabeth Taylor (b0bf577k)
1. 'If it's not nice, I needn't stay'

On a rainy January afternoon, the recently widowed Laura Palfrey arrives at the Claremont Hotel on the Cromwell Road.

Apprehensive but doughty, she settles into her room without a view, and begins to meet the other residents.

For the long-term residents of the Claremont Hotel life revolves around waiting for dinner, the nine o'clock serial and visitors. Mrs Palfrey assures her new friends that her grandson will soon be making an appearance.

Elizabeth Taylor's poignant and witty masterpiece. First published in 1971 it is both tender and sharp in its depiction of old age.

Read by Eleanor Bron.

Abridged in five parts by Robin Brooks.

Producer: Natalie Steed

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2018.


MON 14:15 Katarina Bivald - The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend (m0004s9p)
Episode 1

Katarina Bivald's warm, funny and moving story of love and friendship was first published in Swedish.

The heroine Sara, is in her late 20s, when she leaves her native Sweden to visit her much older pen pal Amy in a remote part of Iowa, a town aptly called Broken Wheel. But, when she arrives, all is not as she had foreseen.

Knowing nobody there, the townspeople who are initially wary of her, take her into their hearts. The joint passion between Sara and Amy was books, and she soon decides that Broken Wheel needs a bookstore. With some help from the locals, she sets one up and it proves quite a hit.

But how long can she stay there on a tourist visa? And what if she were to be persuaded to fall in love with one of the residents, making it possible to marry and stay on indefinitely? And which of the rather curious collection of suitors would be the most likely?

Unexpectedly, she finds herself falling in love - not just with one of the men in question, but with the whole town itself.

Translated by Alice Menzies.

Dramatised in five parts by Jeremy Raison

Sara ...... Anna Koval
Tom ...... Richard Goulding
Caroline ...... Lorelei King
Jen ...... Laurel Lefkow
Amy ...... Adjoa Andoh
George ...... William Hope
Andy ...... Martin T Sherman
Grace ...... Kate Harper

Director: Cherry Cookson

A Wireless Theatre production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in May 2019.


MON 14:30 In Search of Originality (b01fd4v4)
Is it still possible to do anything truly original? And why should we care if it isn't?

Ian Peacock finds out, with a challenge to come up with just one original thought of his own: a new sound to end a radio programme.

'Creation is the art of concealing your sources' is a mantra attributed to any number of great thinkers, Einstein among them. And if we are not convinced that Einstein was original, who is?

Ian sets off on a Kafkaesque quest for true originality. But his infectious optimism quickly begins to crack. Doubts set in during a trip to the UK Patent Office, surely a bastion of unalloyed originality. Patents it seems are rarely built on blinding flashes of inspiration, more on incremental development.

For help he turns to Kane Kramer, self-proclaimed inventor of the digital audio player, who also runs a side-line helping people nurture their own creativity. Is there originality lurking within us all, or is this a gift you have to be born with?

According to writer Winifred Gallagher, invention is an instinct lurking within all of us, if only you can work out how to harness it.

As Ian's increasingly philosophical journey evolves, ever more curious sounds emerge from a quartet of specially-engaged minds, holed up in a darkened anechoic chamber and challenged by Ian to devise the most original sound ever for the programme's finale.

At times it sounds more like a children's party than a route to blinding new truths as this menagerie of professors and artists clank together random objects. The result, when at last it appears, turns out to be, well, interesting.

Have these great brains achieved the ultimate alchemist's dream? Or are we doomed, in the era of the mash-up never to achieve originality again? And would that even matter?

Producer: Michael Surcombe

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2012.


MON 15:00 Elizabeth Gaskell - Wives and Daughters (b007jsx2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue (b007jt05)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 16:30 Getting Nowhere Fast (b00n490h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


MON 17:00 Sneakiepeeks (b00p6307)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 17:30 The Unbelievable Truth (m001681l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 18:00 Charles Chilton - Space Force (b007jn65)
Series 2

6. Unto Death - And Beyond

Stranded on the Golden Planet, the Space Force crew must find a way to return to Mars.

Starring Barry Foster and Nicky Henson.

Conclusion of Charles Chilton's second intergalatic adventure.

Captain Saxon Berry ...... Barry Foster
Chipper Barnett ...... Nicky Henson
Magnus Carter ...... Nigel Stock
Lodderick Sincere ...... Tony Osoba

With Wendy Murray, Willoughby Goddard, Bernard Brown and Mia Soteriou.

Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in June 1985.


MON 18:30 A Good Read (b03ts4fk)
Daniel Finkelstein and Jill Paton Walsh

Harriett Gilbert and her guests - journalist, Daniel Finkelstein, Baron Finkelstein of Pinner, and writer, Jill Paton Walsh - discuss their favourite books by Robert Cialdini, Michael J Sandel and Roddy Doyle.

Influence: the Psychology of Persuasion by Robert B Cialdini
Publisher: Collins Business

What Money Can't Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets by Michael J Sandel
Publisher: Penguin

The Van by Roddy Doyle
Publisher: Vintage

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2014.


MON 19:00 Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (b007jr6l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 Chambers (b007jntq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 Trueman and Riley (b00j5hpz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 Len Deighton - XPD (m000j2hk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 TED Radio Hour (m0016jch)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:50 Inheritance Tracks (m0016jck)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:50 today]


MON 22:00 The Unbelievable Truth (m001681l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 Liam Williams: Ladhood (b06qk005)
Series 1

House Party

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

With evocative monologues by "Adult Liam" being interjected with flashback scenes from his teenage years, 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
Batty ...... Lee Rockley
Roy Cao ...... lan McCarthy
Bad Lad ...... Jacob Clarke
Girl at Party ...... Hannah Waring

Producer: Arnab Chanda

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


MON 23:00 The Now Show (m00168rv)
Series 60

Episode 6

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis are joined by the voices of Jason Forbes and Sharlin Jahan. Sarah Keyworth talks about mental health, and Geoff Norcott looks ahead to the local elections. Music is provided by Jess Robinson.


MON 23:30 Sarah Millican's Support Group (b010y7bp)
Series 2

2. 'I think I'm addicted to plastic surgery'

"I think I'm addicted to plastic surgery"

"My retired Dad has more of a social life than me - how can I get him to swap stripping for slippers?"

Sarah Millican is a life counsellor and modern-day agony aunt tackling the nation's problems head on, dishing out real advice for real people.

Assisted by her very own team of experts of the heart - man of the people local cabbie Terry, and self qualified counsellor Marion,

Sarah tackles the nation's problems head on and has a solution for everything.

Sarah ...... Sarah Millican
Marion ...... Ruth Bratt
Terry ...... Simon Daye
Rachel ...... lsy Suttie
Ian ...... William Andrews
Jeff ...... Kevin Eldon
Clive ...... Malcolm Tierney

Written by Sarah Millican

Producer: Lianne Coop

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2011



TUESDAY 19 APRIL 2022

TUE 00:00 Charles Chilton - Space Force (b007jn65)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 A Good Read (b03ts4fk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 Trueman and Riley (b00j5hpz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 Len Deighton - XPD (m000j2hk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont by Elizabeth Taylor (b0bf577k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:15 Katarina Bivald - The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend (m0004s9p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 In Search of Originality (b01fd4v4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 Elizabeth Gaskell - Wives and Daughters (b007jsx2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue (b007jt05)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:30 Getting Nowhere Fast (b00n490h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 Sneakiepeeks (b00p6307)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 The Unbelievable Truth (m001681l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 Trueman and Riley (b00j5lbm)
Series 2

2. The Three Degrees

As bickering detectives Trueman and Riley probe the near-drowning of an ex-student in Leeds, they unearth an old secret.

Starring Robert Daws and Duncan Preston.

Brian B Thompson's ill-matched detective duo.

DI Trueman …... Robert Daws
DS Riley …... Duncan Preston
Paul Balfe ..…. Jonathan Tafler
Jane Balfe ..…. Caroline Guthrie
Nick Cahill …... Paul Rider

Director: Toby Swift

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in March 2009.


TUE 06:30 Len Deighton - XPD (m000j3k1)
8. Expedient Demise

Stein and Colonel Pitman are making their getaway with the Hitler papers when Pitman is struck down - and a Swiss agent picks them up.

Can Boyd Stuart get to Switzerland in time to collect them..?

Conclusion of Len Deighton’s riveting thriller.

Dramatised by Michael Bakewell.

Boyd Stuart ...... Trevor Nichols
Charles Stein ...... Bruce Boa
Max Breslow ...... Bernard Hepton
Willi Kleiber ...... Clifford Rose
Shumuk ...... George Coulouris
Ivan ...... David Garth
Koch ...... Garard Green
Case officer ...... Alan Thompson
Mary Breslow ...... Helena Breck
Parker ...... Colin Starkey
Billy Stein ...... Ian Tyler
Kalkhoven ...... Stuart Milligan
Jennifer ...... Jenny Funnell

Producer: Peter King

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1985


TUE 07:00 Fags, Mags and Bags (b092lzbk)
Series 7

Wizardy Lizardy Gubbins

Local psychic and futurologist Keith Futures finds it hard to find a buyer for his Kimodo Dragon.

Meanwhile, Mrs Birkett mourns the passing of her beloved cat, Biscuits.

More shop based shenanigans and over the counter philosophy, courtesy of Ramesh Mahju and his trusty sidekick Dave.

Set in a Scots-Asian corner shop, the staff continue their tireless quest to bring nice-price custard creams and cans of coke with Arabic writing on them to an ungrateful nation. Ramesh Mahju has built it up over the course of over 30 years and is a firmly entrenched, friendly presence in the local area.

Then of course there are Ramesh's sons Sanjay and Alok, both surly and not particularly keen on the old school approach to shop-keeping, but natural successors to the business. Ramesh is keen to pass all his worldly wisdom onto them - whether they like it or not!

Written by and starring Donald McLeary and Sanjeev Kohli.

Ramesh ...... Sanjeev Kohli
Dave ...... Donald McLeary
Sanjay ...... Omar Raza
Alok ...... Susheel Kumar
Keith Futures ...... Greg McHugh
Mrs Birkett ...... Stewart Cairns
Bishop Briggs ...... Michael Redmond
Hilly ...... Kate Brailsford
Mrs Armstrong ...... Maureen Carr

Producer: Gus Beattie for Gusman Productions

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


TUE 07:30 Teatime (m000fq41)
Episode 2

Comedy by Katherine Jakeways about a chaotic but loving family. Starring Philip Glenister, Samantha Spiro, Aimee-Ffion Edwards, Prasanna Puwanarajah, Katie Redford and Steven Brandon.

Sensing he might be in with a chance to win her back, Joe (Glenister) decides to ambush his ex-wife Donna (Spiro) with an impromptu date night. Donna isn’t sure what to think, and neither are Vicky and Rav (Edwards and Puwanarajah) – Joe’s decided to stage this ambush in their kitchen.

Meanwhile, Vicky’s sister Lisa (Redford) is #livingherbestlife as a single lady about town. Now that she’s got nothing to look forward to except a lifetime of married routine, is Vicky just a little jealous? And Uncle Bob (Brandon) has some excellent advice for Rav.

Teatime was produced by Sam Ward, and is a BBC Studios production.


TUE 08:00 The Goon Show (b007jscs)
Under Two Floorboards

In true Beau Geste style, Neddie Seagoon joins the foreign legion in disgrace.

Groundbreaking, surreal BBC radio comedy written by Spike Milligan.

Starring:

Peter Sellers
Harry Secombe
Spike Milligan

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

With the Ray Ellington Quartet and Max Geldray.

Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott.

Announcer: Wallace Greenslade

Producer: Peter Eton

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in January 1955.


TUE 08:30 One Foot in the Grave (b007jn08)
Timeless Time

Follwing his enforced retirement, grumpy Victor Meldrew's insomnia keeps Margaret awake.

Richard Wilson stars as Victor and Annette Crosbie as his long-suffering wife Margaret.

Adapted for radio by David Renwick from his BBC TV script.

Victor Meldrew ...... Richard Wilson
Margaret Meldrew ...... Annette Crosbie

Winning numerous awards, six series were made for TV plus numerous specials on BBC ONE from 1990 to 2000.

Producer: Diane Messias

First broadcast in January 1995 on BBC Radio 2.


TUE 09:00 I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue (b010v3sc)
Clue at 50

From 1984 - The Paris Studios, London

The long-running, self-styled antidote to panel games.

Chaired by Humphrey Lyttelton.

With Willie Rushton, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden and Barry Cryer.

On the piano - Colin Sell.

Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on 21st April 984.


TUE 09:30 Elephants to Catch Eels (b00vsx4v)
Series 2

Mother

Tamsyn's mother, 'Lizabeth, suddenly turns up at the tavern - and greets Tamsyn with the immortal phrase " 'Ello, princess..."

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.

Tamsyn Trelawny …… Sheridan Smith
Jago Trelawny …… John Bowe
'Lizabeth …… Alison Steadman
Major Thomas Falconer …… Cameron Stewart
Captain Marriot …… Andrew McGibbon
Squire Bascombe …… Martin Hyder
Dewey …… Mark Felgate
Roderick …… Mark Perry

Producer: Jan Ravens.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2004.


TUE 10:00 Elizabeth Gaskell - Wives and Daughters (b007jsx9)
6. The Mother's Manoeuvre

To Roger she was the one, alone, peerless and her personal loveliness was only one of the charms that made him tremble into passion. Cynthia was not capable of returning such feelings; she had had too little true love in her life, but she appreciated this honest ardour, this loyal worship that was new to her experience.

Osborne's complicated past leads to difficulties and Cynthia receives a proposal.

Final novel written by Elizabeth Gaskell.

Starring Tom Wilkinson, Kathryn Hurlbutt and Angela Pleasence.

Dramatised by Barry Campbell.

Molly …. Kathryn Hurlbutt
Clare …. Angela Pleasence
Mr Gibson .… Tom Wilkinson
Cynthia …. Anne Louise Lambert
Squire Hamley …. Robert Lang
Osborne Hamley …. Adam Bareham
Roger Hamley …. Michael Troughton
Lady Harriet …. Marian Diamond
Mrs Gaskell …. Thelma Whiteley

Music composed by Rachel Portman.

Director: Jane Morgan

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1983


TUE 11:00 Archive on 4 (b0bcdd8j)
The Story of EH Gombrich

For decades EH Gombrich inspired readers across the globe.

Leonie Gombrich and Rob Newman use his archives to tell the story of a man who taught the world how to see and read art.

"There really is no such thing as Art. There are only artists." So begins EH Gombrich's The Story Of Art, currently in its 16th edition and translated into more than 30 languages. It was the book that opened the door to human creativity for millions across the globe.

But what of the man himself? What of the Austrian émigré, who spent 15 years in Britain as a 'restricted alien' before becoming one of the UK's most honoured scholars?

The man who broke the BBC news story alerting Churchill to the death of Hitler; whose vast network of relationships and correspondence with the likes of Karl Popper, Anna Freud and Antony Blunt was like the internet before the internet? And who, through such books as varied as A Little History Of The World and Art & Illusion, taught the world how to see.

Comedian and author Robert Newman has long been fascinated by Gombrich's intellectual circle, which he regularly references in his shows and his writing. He has not only read all of Gombrich's books but has also befriended Leonie Gombrich - who inherited her grandfather's vast private collection of letters which she keeps along with a cache of personal, and previously unheard, private tapes.

Leonie and Rob play excerpts from Gombrich family recordings and from his appearances on shows like Desert Island Discs and BBC Radio 3. They also select choice passages from the letters he sent and received, painting a portrait of another time.

Producers: Dixi Stewart & Paul Kobrak

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2018.


TUE 12:00 The Goon Show (b007jscs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 One Foot in the Grave (b007jn08)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 Trueman and Riley (b00j5lbm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 Len Deighton - XPD (m000j3k1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont by Elizabeth Taylor (b0bfxg1x)
'But we aren't allowed to die here'

Mrs Palfrey's grandson Desmond still doesn't visit. Laura falls in the street and is rescued by Ludo, a young and impoverished writer. She invites him to dine with her at the Claremont Hotel and somehow lets it be understood by the other residents that he is her grandson Desmond. Ludo willingly plays along.

Eleanor Bron reads Elizabeth Taylor's poignant and witty masterpiece.

Published in 1971 Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont is both tender and sharp in its depiction of old age.

Abridger: Robin Brooks

Producer: Natalie Steed

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2018.


TUE 14:15 Katarina Bivald - The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend (m0004sdh)
Episode 2

A dramatisation of Katarina Bivald's popular novel - a warm, funny and moving story of love and friendship which was originally published in Swedish.

The heroine Sara, who is in her late twenties, leaves her native Sweden to visit her much older pen pal Amy in a remote part of Iowa, a town aptly called Broken Wheel.

But, when she arrives, she discovers that Amy has sadly died.

Knowing nobody there, the townspeople who are initially wary of her, take her into their hearts. The joint passion between Sara and Amy was books, and she soon decides that Broken Wheel needs a bookstore. With some help from the locals, she sets one up and it proves quite a hit.

But how long can she stay there on a tourist visa? And what if she were to be persuaded to fall in love with one of the residents, making it possible to marry and stay on indefinitely? And which of the rather curious collection of suitors would be the most likely?

Unexpectedly, she finds herself falling in love - not just with one of the men in question, but with the whole town itself.

In this episode, Sara arrives from Sweden to find her pen pal, Amy, has died. She’s welcomed by some if not all of the locals, including Amy's nephew.

Sara ...... Anna Koval
Tom ...... Richard Goulding
Caroline ...... Lorelei King
Jen ...... Laurel Lefkow
Amy ...... Adjoa Andoh
George ...... William Hope
Andy ...... Martin T Sherman
Grace ...... Kate Harper

Translator: Alice Menzies
Dramatist: Jeremy Raison
Director: Cherry Cookson

A Wireless Theatre production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in May 2019.


TUE 14:30 On The Road (b06mfqc8)
1. Different Musical Directions

Maddy Prior has been the lead singer of Steeleye Span since they formed in 1969. Since then the band has had dozens of members, some have left for good, some have left and re-joined, Maddy herself, who is still with Steeleye, describes it as a 'bus' with people jumping on and off.

In the first of two programmes Maddy and her daughter Rose Kemp discuss how music has taken them in different directions.

Whereas Maddy is at the very heart of the folk and traditional music establishment, Rose is a major artist in the doom and drone metal scene, the slower heavier take on heavy metal. Together Maddy and Rose discuss their music and how it was they have followed such different musical paths.

As part of this two part series Rose and Maddy have composed and recorded brand new, orginal songs alongside artists, especially selected by the other.

Rose has linked up with Bellowhead front man Jon Boden to record a song she has written to explore the difficult subject of rape in marriage while Maddy collaborated with Dylan Carlson, part of the Seattle music scene and head of the metal band Earth.

Long standing fans of Maddy's and Steeleye will definitely be surprised at the way she uses her famous voice to fit the guitars of Carlson's arrangement.

Along the way, Rose and Maddy come together to discuss the world of music, feminism and misogyny in the folk world, spirituality, and how they view the world and their relationship through their different musical styles.

Producers: George Leeming and Richard McIlroy

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2015.


TUE 15:00 Elizabeth Gaskell - Wives and Daughters (b007jsx9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue (b010v3sc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


TUE 16:30 Elephants to Catch Eels (b00vsx4v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


TUE 17:00 Fags, Mags and Bags (b092lzbk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 17:30 Teatime (m000fq41)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 18:00 A Short History of Vampires (b00yhwyc)
1. Dracula's Guest by Bram Stoker

The ultimate killing machines.

Natalie Haynes introduces a four-part series of dark stories, as she examines why the vampire - an iconic figure in horror-fiction - continues to exert such a powerful hold on our imaginations...

Dan Stevens reads Bram Stoker’s tale: Count Dracula looks out for a curious Englishman.

Producer: Gemma Jenkins

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in February 2011.


TUE 18:30 Soul Music (b06r50wk)
Series 21

Mack the Knife

The Brecht/Weill song, 'Mack The Knife' first appeared in 'The Threepenny Opera' in Berlin in 1928. Sung about the criminal MacHeath, the 'play with music' is based on John Gay's 'The Beggar's Opera', who was inspired by the real-life English highwayman, Jack Sheppard.

The song became a hit when performed in 1959 by Bobby Darin. Ella Fitzgerald famously forgot the words when performing live in Berlin in 1960 and her improvised version won a Grammy.

Suzi Quatro talks about how she performed it with her father as a child, playing bongos to accompany him.

Lenny Kaye from the Patti Smith Group recalls how he and Patti did a version of 'Mack The Knife' at their first ever performance together at St Marks Church in New York on 10th February 1971, as it was Brecht's birthday.

Film-maker Malcolm Clark tells the story of the song's first public performer, Kurt Gerron, an actor and director, who took the song into the darkest places of the Third Reich.

Contributors:
Stephen Hinton
Stephen Parker
Jane Tipping
John Bird
Malcolm Clarke
Lenny Kaye
Suzi Quatro

Producer: Sarah Conkey

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2015.


TUE 19:00 The Goon Show (b007jscs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 One Foot in the Grave (b007jn08)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 Trueman and Riley (b00j5lbm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 Len Deighton - XPD (m000j3k1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 Archive on 4 (b0bcdd8j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 22:00 Teatime (m000fq41)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 The Nick Revell Show (b007jp4p)
Series 1

Decoration

Struggling writer Nick paints his flat to impress Caroline, but his geraniums hate it.

A sitcom for the 1990s, written by and starring comedian Nick Revell.

With Alistair McGowan, Caroline Gruber, Brian Bowles, Doon Mackichan and Alison Sterling.

Producer: Jon Magnusson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1992.


TUE 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (m0016kz4)
Nish Kumar 2/3

Rob Deering is joined in the Comedy Club studio by Nish Kumar.


TUE 23:00 The Pin (b08y26qt)
Series 3

Party

Double-act The Pin are back with more of their trademark offbeat nonsense.

In this episode, having been spurned from the BBC's official office party, Alex and Ben are out to prove they can throw a party too...

Written and performed by Ben Ashenden and Alex Owen.
Featuring Liam Williams.
Produced by Sam Bryant.

A BBC Studios Production, first broadcast in July 2017.


TUE 23:30 The Million Pound Radio Show (b0090br0)
Series 2

Episode 4

Cricketing bickering - and a telephone moan. Andy Hamilton and Nick Revell's sharp-edged topical humour. From September 1986.



WEDNESDAY 20 APRIL 2022

WED 00:00 A Short History of Vampires (b00yhwyc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 Soul Music (b06r50wk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 Trueman and Riley (b00j5lbm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 Len Deighton - XPD (m000j3k1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont by Elizabeth Taylor (b0bfxg1x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday]


WED 02:15 Katarina Bivald - The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend (m0004sdh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Tuesday]


WED 02:30 On The Road (b06mfqc8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 Elizabeth Gaskell - Wives and Daughters (b007jsx9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue (b010v3sc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:30 Elephants to Catch Eels (b00vsx4v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 Fags, Mags and Bags (b092lzbk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 Teatime (m000fq41)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 Trueman and Riley (b00j622b)
Series 2

3. A Man's World

Back at CID, Trueman and Riley suspect a male hospital midwife of petty thefts from pregnant women.

Brian B Thompson's ill-matched detective duo starring Robert Daws and Duncan Preston.

DI Trumen …... Robert Daws
DS Riley …... Duncan Preston
Nurse …... Benjamin Askew
Eileen ..…. Caroline Guthrie
Tiffany …... Lizzy Watts
Mark Jefferson ..…. Stephen Critchlow
Sarah Haddon …... Janice Acquah
Dan …... Stephen Hogan

Director: Toby Swift

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in March 2009.


WED 06:30 Dick Francis (b007m9f7)
Proof

1. Tragedy

The champagne is flowing at a party thrown by racehorse trainer Jack Haythorne, when tragedy strikes.

But is it just an accident..?

Nigel Havers stars as Tony Beach.

Dick Francis's thriller dramatised in eight parts by Ernest Dudley.

Tony Beach …. Nigel Havers
Jack …. Alan Dudley
Gerard …. George Parsons
Flora …. Jennifer Piercey
Col. Fulham …. Tim Reynolds
Mrs Fulham …. Pauline Letts
Jimmy …. Andrew Branch
Sgt. Ridger …. Stephen Hattersley
Chief Sup. Wilson …. Manning Wilson
and Stuart Organ

Director: Matthew Walters

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1987.


WED 07:00 Ed Reardon's Week (b00y28q5)
Series 7

Parsnip Junction

Ed finds himself in the middle of some sibling rivalry when Ping's sister, Py, undertakes some work experience at the agency. Ed finds the 'can-do' attitude of Py rather refreshing after Ping's normal 'might be a problem' response, particularly when she finds him some paid work with one Charles Cobbold, reinventing the much loved children's classic 'Parsnip Junction'. If Ed can withstand Charles' Communist tendencies and his penchant for porn he may be on to a winner.

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

Christopher Douglas stars as Ed Reardon.

Written by Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds.

Ed Reardon ...... Christopher Douglas
Ping ...... Barunka O'Shaughnessy
Py ...... Katy Wix
Charles ...... Geoffrey Palmer
Pearl ...... Rita May
Olive ...... Stephanie Cole
Stan ...... Geoffrey Whitehead

Producer: Dawn Ellis

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2011.


WED 07:30 The Confessional (m000v848)
Series 1

The Confession of Cariad Lloyd

Actor, comedian and broadcaster Stephen Mangan presents a new comedy chat show about shame and guilt.

Each week, Stephen invites a different guest into his virtual confessional box to make three confessions - with remarkable storytelling and surprising insights.

We’re used to hearing celebrity interviews where stars are persuaded to show off about their achievements. Stephen's not interested in that. He doesn’t want to know about his guests' proudest moments, he wants to know what they’re ashamed of. That’s surely the way to find out what really makes a person tick.

Stephen and his guest reflect with empathy and humour on why we get embarrassed, where our shame thresholds should be, and the value of guilt.

Series guests include Joan Bakewell, Clarke Peters, Phil Wang, Dr Phil Hammond and more.

In this first episode, he takes the confession of the award winning improvisational comedian, actor and presenter of Griefcast, Cariad Lloyd.

Written and presented by Stephen Mangan
With extra material by Nick Doody
Produced by Dave Anderson and Frank Stirling
A 7digital production for BBC Radio 4


WED 08:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jntz)
Series 5

Hancock's Car

Parked outside for ten years - the Lad's forced to move his motor car, but hits snags galore.

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 April 1958.


WED 08:30 Fab TV (m0016j53)
The Preventers

A four-part comedy series paying homage to TV's cult action adventure shows of the 1960s and 70s.

The Preventers are an elite, stylish, polo-neck-wearing threesome of international troubleshooters.

Craig Sturdy, suave and charming; Penelope Cold, enigmatic and foreign and Mike Stallion - the third one.

Written by and starring:

Morwenna Banks
Chris England
Robert Harley

With Ed Devereaux, Desmond Llewelyn, Neil Mullarkey, John Irwin and Emma Myant.

Music by Peter Baikie
Producer: Phil Clarke

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1996.


WED 09:00 I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue (m000l7qh)
Clue at 50

From 1999 - The Theatre Royal, Nottingham

Another half-hour of quality desk-based entertainment for all the family comes to you once more from the Theatre Royal in Nottingham

Jeremy Hardy joins show regulars Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden, Barry Cryer

Your reluctant chairman is Humphrey Lyttelton.

At the piano - Colin Sell.

Producer: Jon Naismith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on 21st June 1999.


WED 09:30 Spangles 'n' Tights (b04stqd5)
The Movie

Great excitement when the Dublin Theatrical costumiers provide the uniforms for an American film company.

Christopher Fitz-Simon's five-part comedy.

Dessie Doyle …. David Kelly
Violet Doyle … Pauline McLynn
Atony Gogan …. Eugene O'Brien
Mr McNamara …. Frank Kelly
Mike …. Dan Gordon
Mouser Dolan …. Kevin Flood
Ron Berglas as Buddy Kowalski
Gwynne McElveen as Starlet.

Music played by John Trotter.

Directed at BBC Belfast by Roland Jaquarello.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1998.


WED 10:00 Elizabeth Gaskell - Wives and Daughters (b007jsxh)
7. The Storm Bursts

In the novel from the author of 'Cranford', Cynthia reveals all about her relationship with Mr Preston. Starring Kathryn Hurlbutt and Anne-Louise Lambert.

Molly .... Kathryn Hurlbutt
Clare .... Angela Pleasence
Mr Gibson .... Tom Wilkinson
Cynthia .... Anne-Louise Lambert
Mr Preston .... Brett Usher
Mr Coxe .... Alex Jennings
Miss Browning .... Diana Bishop
Miss Phoebe .... Hilda Schroder
Mr Sheepshanks .... Peter Tuddenham
Mrs Gaskell .... Thelma Whiteley

Music composed by Rachel Portman

Director Jane Morgan
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1983


WED 11:00 Isy Suttie's Guide to Love and Romance (m000f0fz)
2. Meeting and Connecting

Comedian Isy Suttie gets in the mood for Valentine's Day using her unique brand of humour to share her lessons in life and love.

Suttie has often observed other people's love lives and regularly intervened, changing the action dramatically - for better or worse. Discussing 'all things love' in the 21st century with friends, gathering fresh contributions and introducing extracts from The Listening Project she builds a hilarious and often moving account of amour and desire.

Tangled with the speakers and archive, Isy relates real life anecdotes from her own, often disastrous, love life and performs a few new songs on the subject. Featuring a collection of new material, archive clips and her own programmes:

‘Isy Suttie's Love Letters: Mr Mississippi’

Isy tries to save her failing relationship with a papier-mâché penguin, while at the same time helping Matlock's resident busker, Mr Mississippi, capture the heart of his unrequited love Lorna, a shelf stacker at the local supermarket.

Producer: Stephen Garner

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


WED 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jntz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 Fab TV (m0016j53)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 Trueman and Riley (b00j622b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 Dick Francis (b007m9f7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont by Elizabeth Taylor (b0bfxgc0)
'A breath of spring'

Ludo turns up at the Claremont and pulls off an impressive deception, delighting Mrs Palfrey.

Eleanor Bron reads Elizabeth Taylor's poignant and witty masterpiece.

Published in 1971 Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont is both tender and sharp in its depiction of old age.

Adapter: Robin Brooks

Producer: Natalie Steed

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2018.


WED 14:15 Katarina Bivald - The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend (m0004sfx)
Episode 3

A dramatisation of Katarina Bivald's popular novel - a warm, funny and moving story of love and friendship which was originally published in Swedish.

The heroine Sara, who is in her late twenties, leaves her native Sweden to visit her much older pen pal Amy in a remote part of Iowa, a town aptly called Broken Wheel.

But, when she arrives, she discovers that Amy has sadly died.

Knowing nobody there, the townspeople who are initially wary of her, take her into their hearts. The joint passion between Sara and Amy was books, and she soon decides that Broken Wheel needs a bookstore. With some help from the locals, she sets one up and it proves quite a hit.

But how long can she stay there on a tourist visa? And what if she were to be persuaded to fall in love with one of the residents, making it possible to marry and stay on indefinitely? And which of the rather curious collection of suitors would be the most likely?

Unexpectedly, she finds herself falling in love - not just with one of the men in question, but with the whole town itself.

In this episode, Sara decides to make the most of her time in Broken Wheel, starting with her decision to use Amy's books to open a bookstore there.

Sara ...... Anna Koval
Tom ...... Richard Goulding
Caroline ...... Lorelei King
Jen ...... Laurel Lefkow
Amy ...... Adjoa Andoh
George ...... William Hope
Andy ...... Martin T Sherman
Grace ...... Kate Harper
.
Translator: Alice Menzies
Dramatist: Jeremy Raison
Director: Cherry Cookson

A Wireless Theatre production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in May 2019.


WED 14:30 On The Road (b06nnwhs)
2. Doom Metal And Beyond

Maddy Prior has been the lead singer of Steeleye Span since they formed in 1969. Since then the band has had dozens of members, some have left for good, some have left and re-joined, Maddy herself, who is still with Steeleye, describes it as a 'bus' with people jumping on and off.

In the second of two programmes Maddy and her daughter Rose Kemp discuss how music has taken them in different directions.

Whereas Maddy is at the very heart of the folk and traditional music establishment, Rose is a major artist in the doom and drone metal scene, the slower heavier take on heavy metal. Together Maddy and Rose discuss their music and how it was they have followed such different musical paths.

As part of this two part series Rose and Maddy have composed and recorded brand new, orginal songs alongside artists, especially selected by the other.

Rose has linked up with Bellowhead front man Jon Boden to record a song she has written to explore the difficult subject of rape in marriage while Maddy collaborated with Dylan Carlson, part of the Seattle music scene and head of the metal band Earth.

Long standing fans of Maddy's and Steeleye will definitely be surprised at the way she uses her famous voice to fit the guitars of Carlson's arrangement.

Along the way, Rose and Maddy come together to discuss the world of music, feminism and misogyny in the folk world, spirituality, and how they view the world and their relationship through their different musical styles.

Producers: George Leeming and Richard McIlroy

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2015.


WED 15:00 Elizabeth Gaskell - Wives and Daughters (b007jsxh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue (m000l7qh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


WED 16:30 Spangles 'n' Tights (b04stqd5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


WED 17:00 Ed Reardon's Week (b00y28q5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 17:30 The Confessional (m000v848)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 18:00 A Short History of Vampires (b00yqqs8)
2. Hero Dust By Kristine Kathryn Rusch

The ultimate killing machines.

Natalie Haynes introduces another dark story, as she examines why the vampire - an iconic figure in horror-fiction - continues to exert such a powerful hold on our imaginations...

David Horovitch reads Kristine Kathryn Rusch’s tale: Vampire slayer Bram is getting old and tired so starts the search for his successor.

Producer: Gemma Jenkins

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in February 2011.


WED 18:30 How Tickled Am I? (b007jp3v)
Series 1

Sandy Powell

"Can You Hear Me Mother?"

Famed for his catchphrase and comic ventriloquism, Mark Radcliffe profiles the career of Rotherham entertainer, Sandy Powell.

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 (b007jntz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 Fab TV (m0016j53)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 Trueman and Riley (b00j622b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 Dick Francis (b007m9f7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 Isy Suttie's Guide to Love and Romance (m000f0fz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 22:00 The Confessional (m000v848)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 Lemn Sissay's Homecoming (b05stkr9)
Addis Ababa

We all leave. We all migrate from childhood to adulthood, from village to town to city, from single to married. We all hate and love where we are from. We are all immigrants of time. There are problems with home and a need to leave. There is a love of home and a need to leave. Goodbye is who we are.

Lemn Sissay explores what "home" means through stand-up, poetry and conversation. It's surely not just a physical location - it's the people, the memories, the feeling. It's not home if you don't belong there, it's just where you live.

The first of these two shows was recorded at the Ghion Hotel, in Addis Ababa.

Addis is a place that Lemn feels at home in - but why? He wasn't born there, doesn't live there, and can't even speak the language. Helping Lemn understand this are two Ethiopians who were brought up in Europe but who, unlike Lemn, moved back to Addis in adulthood; a social anthropologist who is an Ethiopian with a famous English name; and his own sister, who is Addis born and bred.

Written and performed by Lemn Sissay,

Lemn Sissay is the author of five collections of poetry. He’s also written plays for stage and BBC radio. He was the first poet to write for the Olympics 2012 and received an MBE from the Queen for Services to Literature. He is associate artist at London’s Southbank Centre, and an (hon) doctor of letters. If you should google "Lemn Sissay" all the returning hits will be about him. There is only one person named Lemn Sissay in the world.

Producer: Ed Morrish

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2015.


WED 23:00 Ready, Steady, Sink! (b007kc2k)
As the 1960s rock, pirate Radio Splash rolls and the DJs heave.

The crew on the rotting hulk broadcasting Radio Splash - Britain's 11th most popular pirate radio station - dejectedly endure each other's foul personal habits and constant lack of essential supplies.

Brett …. Peter Kay
Aunty …. Mark Little
Justin …. Julian Rhind-Tutt
Beasley …. Michael Fenton Stevens
Derek …. Julian Dutton
Wim …. Stephen Critchlow

Devised by Stuart Silver and Jeremy Pascall.

Written by Jeremy Pascall.

Producer: Carol Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 as a Comedy Showcase in January 2000.


WED 23:30 Rhys James (b09nxv00)
Rhys James Is ...

Irresistible

Comedian Rhys James explores different aspects of himself through live stand up, spoken word poetry and interview clips. In this episode Rhys examines his relationships and reluctantly speaks to Carmen, who is a girl he had a crush on in school.

Written and performed by Rhys James
Music by Steve Dunne
Sound by David Thomas
Produced by Carl Cooper

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


WED 23:45 Where Did It All Go Wrong? (b0076gqv)
Series 1

Blakey 'Blake' Blakeson

Simon Munnery debunks the image of one of England's forgotten folk heroes. From August 2003.



THURSDAY 21 APRIL 2022

THU 00:00 A Short History of Vampires (b00yqqs8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 How Tickled Am I? (b007jp3v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 Trueman and Riley (b00j622b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 Dick Francis (b007m9f7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont by Elizabeth Taylor (b0bfxgc0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:15 Katarina Bivald - The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend (m0004sfx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 On The Road (b06nnwhs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 Elizabeth Gaskell - Wives and Daughters (b007jsxh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue (m000l7qh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:30 Spangles 'n' Tights (b04stqd5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 Ed Reardon's Week (b00y28q5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 The Confessional (m000v848)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 Trueman and Riley (b00j6bh2)
Series 2

4. The Other Chic

Passions run high as detectives Trueman and Riley tackle an arson attack on a lingerie shop in Leeds.

Brian B Thompson's ill-matched detective duo starring Robert Daws and Duncan Preston.

DI Trueman …... Robert Daws
DS Riley ..…. Duncan Preston
Rachel Hammond …... Melanie Kilburn
Colin Teague ..…. Philip Fox

Director: Toby Swift

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra in March 2009.


THU 06:30 Dick Francis (b007mb1q)
Proof

2. Aftermath

In the tragedy's aftermath, Tony Beach goes wine and whisky tasting in the cause of criminal investigation.

Nigel Havers stars as Tony Beach.

Dick Francis's thriller dramatised by Ernest Dudley

Tony Beach …. Nigel Havers
Gerard …. George Parsons
Mrs Palissey …. Sheila Grant
Sgt. Ridger …. Stephen Hattersley
Flora …. Jennifer Piercey
Zarac …. Richard Durden
Paul Young …. Stuart Organ
Tavel …. Brian Hewlett
Chief Sup. Wilson …. Manning Wilson

Director: Matthew Walters

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1987.


THU 07:00 Mum's on the Run (b00tgd1j)
Episode 1

Mum's on the Run is a modern-day twist on the single-family situation starring Ronni Ancona. .

It follows the hectic life ("What life?") of single mum, Jen. Mother of two, Master of none - Jen seems to spend most of her time as an unpaid chauffeur to a 15 year-old teenage existentialist son, Toby, and a tonally challenged recorder-practising 11 year-old daughter, Felicity, whilst also coping with the jazz musician ex-husband, the fiercely competitive and annoying downstairs neighbour and a huge crush on her son's history teacher.

How Jen drops the kids off at school at the beginning of the day but ends up collecting them from a nightclub at the end of it.

Jen ..... Ronni Ancona
Mr. Rigby ..... John Gordon Sinclair
Shelley ..... Alexis Zegerman
Vivienne ..... Christine Kavanagh
Keith ..... Kevin Eldon
Felicity ..... Amy Dabrowa
Toby ..... Alexander Heath
Karina ..... Amaya Rowlands
Connor ..... Pip Woolley
Cashier ..... Iain Batchelor
Doorman ..... Jude Akuwudike
Leona ..... Sam Dale

Written by Alexis Zegerman

Producer: Alison Vernon-Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2010.


THU 07:30 The Tim Vine Chat Show (m00168mk)
Easter Special 2022

Tim Vine tells some jokes and chats to the Great British Public. This Easter Special includes a guessing game about eggs and some questions for the Easter Bunny.

Producer: Richard Morris
Production Coordinator: Sarah Nicholls

A BBC Studios Production


THU 08:00 The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter (b007wwg9)
Series 1

The Dog

Gerald is alarmed to discover a large four-legged friend sitting in his car.

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 Margaret Robertson, James Thomason and Peter Craze.

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

Producer: Bobby Jaye

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1976.


THU 08:30 After Henry (b007jq99)
Series 3

Different Viewpoints

'If the television is a guest in the house, it's rude to exclude it from the conversation. If the television says something, then one would be impolite not to respond to it.'

Sarah is irritated by her mother Eleanor's opinions on TV - and every other subject...

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

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

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

Producer: Pete Atkin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1987.


THU 09:00 I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue (m000hvbk)
Clue at 50

From 2005 - The London Palladium

Another half-hour of quality desk-based entertainment for all the family comes to you once more from the London Palladium

Jeremy Hardy joins show regulars Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden, Barry Cryer.

Your reluctant chairman is Humphrey Lyttelton.

At the piano - Colin Sell.

Producer: Jon Naismith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on 21st November 2005.


THU 09:30 Clare in the Community (b00zf76j)
Series 3

We Need To Talk About Brian

Clare prepares to move to a new home with Brian - until a disturbing discovery she makes while packing forces her to question the decision.

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
Simon …. Andrew Wincott

Producer: Katie Tyrrell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2007.


THU 10:00 Elizabeth Gaskell - Wives and Daughters (b007jsxp)
8. Scandal and its Victims

In the novel from the author of 'Cranford', Lady Harriet tries to redeem Molly's reputation and Cynthia has to face up to her past. With Tom Wilkinson and Angela Pleasence.

Molly .... Kathryn Hurlbutt
Clare .... Angela Pleasence
Mr Gibson .... Tom Wilkinson
Cynthia .... Anne-Louise Lambert
Mr Preston .... Brett Usher
Osborne Hamley .... Adam Bareham
Lady Harriet .... Marian Diamond
Lady Cumnor .... Pauline Letts
Lord Cumnor ... Kerry Francis
Miss Browning .... Diana Bishop
Miss Phoebe .... Hilda Schroder
Mrs Goodenough .... Margot Boyd
Mrs Dawes ....Maggie McCarthy
Mrs Gaskell .... Thelma Whiteley
with James Bryce, Monica Grey, Madi Hedd and Eileen Tully

Music composed by Rachel Portman

Director Jane Morgan
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1983


THU 11:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m0016jcn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


THU 11:45 The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry (m000fq63)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]


THU 12:00 The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter (b007wwg9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 After Henry (b007jq99)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 Trueman and Riley (b00j6bh2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 Dick Francis (b007mb1q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont by Elizabeth Taylor (b0bfxgxq)
'Blood was thinner than water'

Mrs Palfrey enjoys a pie supper and a glass of sherry with Ludo. The real Desmond attempts to make a visit and is put off.

Eleanor Bron reads Elizabeth Taylor's poignant and witty masterpiece.

Published in 1971 Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont is both tender and sharp in its depiction of old age.

Adapter: Robin Brooks

Producer: Natalie Steed

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2018.


THU 14:15 Katarina Bivald - The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend (m0004sbp)
Episode 4

A dramatisation of Katarina Bivald's popular novel - a warm, funny and moving story of love and friendship which was originally published in Swedish.

The heroine Sara, who is in her late twenties, leaves her native Sweden to visit her much older pen pal Amy in a remote part of Iowa, a town aptly called Broken Wheel.

But, when she arrives, she discovers that Amy has sadly died.

Knowing nobody there, the townspeople who are initially wary of her, take her into their hearts. The joint passion between Sara and Amy was books, and she soon decides that Broken Wheel needs a bookstore. With some help from the locals, she sets one up and it proves quite a hit.

But how long can she stay there on a tourist visa? And what if she were to be persuaded to fall in love with one of the residents, making it possible to marry and stay on indefinitely? And which of the rather curious collection of suitors would be the most likely?

Unexpectedly, she finds herself falling in love - not just with one of the men in question, but with the whole town itself.

In this episode, everyone loves Sara’s bookshop and they want to ensure she can stay on - not least Tom, her love interest.

Sara ...... Anna Koval
Tom ...... Richard Goulding
Caroline ...... Lorelei King
Jen ...... Laurel Lefkow
Amy ...... Adjoa Andoh
George ...... William Hope
Andy ...... Martin T Sherman
Grace ...... Kate Harper

Translator: Alice Menzies
Dramatist: Jeremy Raison
Director: Cherry Cookson

A Wireless Theatre production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in May 2019.


THU 14:30 The Reluctant Lama (b01mx2sm)
The extraordinary story of Osel Hita Torres, the Spanish boy who was chosen by the Dalai Lama as the living reincarnation of a great Buddhist lama, or teacher. Jolyon Jenkins goes to meet him in Ibiza, where he now lives, having turned his back on his epic destiny.

In 1987, when he was just two years old, Osel Hita Torres was whisked from his family home in Granada and moved to a monastery in southern India. He had a strange childhood, dressed in a yellow hat, seated on a throne with grown men worshipping him and watching his every move as he grew up. He was separated from his parents and his brothers and sisters for many years.

But at the age of 18 Osel decided to leave the monastery, and cut his ties with Buddhism. He went to high school, and later to film school in Madrid. His defection caused a sensation. He is now 27, and living quietly in Ibiza near his mother Maria. She is a committed Buddhist who still believes that her son is a reincarnation and that it was right to send him to the monastery. Osel has now decided to get involved in Buddhism again, and continue his studies, although he refuses to call himself a lama. Despite his years in the monastery, he is very much a westerner. To his followers, however, he's still known as Lama Osel, and every word he utters is considered to be imbued with wisdom. They want him to return and lead them.

Producer: Beth O'Dea

Music featured in the programme - Yang Chen Ma by Ludo Ji, from the CD Organic Nasha.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2012.


THU 15:00 Elizabeth Gaskell - Wives and Daughters (b007jsxp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue (m000hvbk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


THU 16:30 Clare in the Community (b00zf76j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


THU 17:00 Mum's on the Run (b00tgd1j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 17:30 The Tim Vine Chat Show (m00168mk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 18:00 A Short History of Vampires (b00yy6vt)
3. Israbel By Tanith Lee

The ultimate killing machines.

Natalie Haynes introduces another dark story, as she examines why the vampire - an iconic figure in horror-fiction - continues to exert such a powerful hold on our imaginations...

Mark Bonnar and Claire Harry read Tanith Lee’s tale: A beautiful vampire hires an artist to paint her portrait, but then he develops a dangerous obsession...

Producer: Gemma Jenkins

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in February 2011.


THU 18:30 Great Lives (b0bcgt9x)
Series 46

Hanif Kureishi on David Bowie

"Suddenly this light comes into your life" - says Hanif Kureishi, referring to his hero, his great life, David Bowie.

Hanif, an author, screenwriter and film maker went on to become friends with Bowie in the 1990's after they worked together when Bowie wrote the soundtrack to Kureishi's TV adaptation 'The Buddha of Suburbia'.

For Hanif it was also David Bowie who inspired him to become an author and filmmaker - he says for a "mixed race Pakistani kid living in a crummy terrace bored out of my mind, I wanted to get out - I wanted to explore, I wanted to express myself, I wanted to be free".

Hanif gives his personal insight into the life of David Bowie; the expert witness is Dylan Jones - author of 'David Bowie A Life' and 'When Ziggy Played Guitar'.

The presenter is Matthew Parris.

Producer: Perminder Khatkar

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2018.


THU 19:00 The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter (b007wwg9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 After Henry (b007jq99)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 Trueman and Riley (b00j6bh2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 Dick Francis (b007mb1q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m0016jcn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


THU 21:45 The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry (m000fq63)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]


THU 22:00 The Tim Vine Chat Show (m00168mk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 Brian Gulliver's Travels (b01mdg8l)
Series 2

Anidara

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 Anidara where he finds himself put out to stud.

Brian Gulliver ..... Neil Pearson
Rachel Gulliver ..... Mariah Gale
Computer ..... Duncan Wisby
Gem ..... Gerard McDermot
Markl ..... Harry Livingstone
Dorka ..... Vicki Pepperdine
Liberator ..... Duncan Wisby
Master ..... Patrick Brennan

Producer: Steven Canny

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2012.


THU 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (m0016kz2)
Nish Kumar 3/3

Rob Deering is joined in the Comedy Club studio by Nish Kumar.


THU 23:00 The Price of Happiness (b08twgfv)
Series 2

The Perfect Body

Quizzical everywoman and stand-up poet Kate Fox explores some of the things she does not want in life (and which she has cheerfully failed to achieve), and how much she has saved emotionally and financially in the process.

This week, Kate looks at the subject of the perfect body. Every day we are confronted with images of the perfect body, but do these unrealistic ideals actually reflect the diverse society we live in?

How guilty should you feel if you both agree that speaking out against the bodily exploitation of Miley Cyrus was an inspiring feminist move, and at the same time find yourself thinking that Sinead O' Connor would look ever so nice with a short bob?

Kate has a past of yo-yo dieting and bad make up application - and somehow missed the memo when "all the ladygardens went Kojak" back in 2006. With personal grooming over a lifetime coming in at £234k for women and £75k for men, could this be spent in other ways that make us feel good. A season ticket to Diggerland, a Nando's Gold Card, your own private forest?

Kate Fox is a comedian and poet from the North East of England. She has contributed poems and comic pieces to many Radio 4 programmes including Saturday Live, Wondermentalist Cabaret, From Fact to Fiction, Woman's Hour and Arthur Smith's Balham Bash.

Produced by Lianne Coop.

An Impatient production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in June 2017.


THU 23:30 49 Cedar Street (b010t7x5)
As far as the residents of 49 Cedar Street are concerned, this is one place where the Outside World need not apply.

Laurence and Elliot have been living together for some time now - and it shows. They've settled into a sort of father and son role, with regular game nights and the occasional song and dance routine.

Laurence does his best to look after Elliot and read him bedtime stories, in return Elliot tries to keep his room tidy and always eats his greens before pudding. Their home is a haven of peace and contentment, with comfy sofas, crayon drawings on the fridge and nice homemade biscuits.

That is, until Hannah moves into the spare room. A walking collection of neuroses, emotions and non-stop jabbering about her ex, she crowbars her way into their life and threatens to turn everything upside down with her crazy woman's brain. However, the bond with her dysfunctional new family develops and she gradually lets go of some of her more destructive compulsions.

And so it becomes the three of them against the world, battling side by side through the strange adventures surrounding the house at 49 Cedar Street, in a ludicrous but ultimately lovely world.

Laurence ..... Colin Hoult
Elliot ..... Tom Parry
Hannah ..... Isabel Fay
Cupid ..... Duncan Wisbey
Victorian Orphan Boy ..... Alix Dunmore

Original music was composed and performed by Alexander Rudd, with Natalie Rosario on cello.

Written by Julie Bower
Produced by Colin Anderson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2011.



FRIDAY 22 APRIL 2022

FRI 00:00 A Short History of Vampires (b00yy6vt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 Great Lives (b0bcgt9x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 Trueman and Riley (b00j6bh2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 Dick Francis (b007mb1q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont by Elizabeth Taylor (b0bfxgxq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:15 Katarina Bivald - The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend (m0004sbp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 The Reluctant Lama (b01mx2sm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 Elizabeth Gaskell - Wives and Daughters (b007jsxp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue (m000hvbk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:30 Clare in the Community (b00zf76j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 Mum's on the Run (b00tgd1j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 The Tim Vine Chat Show (m00168mk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 Trueman and Riley (b00j7p9f)
Series 2

5. Love Bytes

With a woman missing, Trueman and Riley are sucked into the virtual world of online role playing.

Brian B Thompson's ill-matched detective duo starring Robert Daws and Duncan Preston.

DI Trueman …... Robert Daws
DS Riley ..…. Duncan Preston
Susan/Lucy Lovestar ..…. Rebecca Manley
Andy …... Matt Addis
Mr Thomas …... Malcolm Tierney
Geoff/Male Voice …... Stephen Critchlow
Male Voice …... Benjamin Askew
Male Voice ..…. Jonathan Tafler
Seductive Female Voice …... Lizzy Watts
Internet Café Owner ..…. Paul Rider

Director: Toby Swift

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra in March 2009.


FRI 06:30 Dick Francis (b007mcnx)
Proof

3. The Boss

The fraud plot thickens, as Tony Beach meets the boss of whisky hauliers Charter Carriers. Stars Nigel Havers.

Nigel Havers stars as Tony Beach.

Dick Francis's thriller dramatised by Ernest Dudley

Tony Beach …. Nigel Havers
Gerard …. George Parsons
Flora …. Jennifer Piercey
Sgt. Ridger …. Stephen Hattersley
P.C. Horton …. James Goode
Charter …. Chas Bryer

Director: Matthew Walters

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1987.


FRI 07:00 Says on the Tin (b00g4fv7)
Toothpaste

Disgraced American ad man Eliott Thurber is forced to transfer to the new London branch of Parabola Media.

Comedy by Christopher Hill.

Eliott Thurber .... Michael Brandon
Esther Finn .... Samantha Bond
Hannah Walker .... Pippa Haywood
Zadie .... Joannah Tincey
Ted Bruckner .... Malcolm Tierney
Toothrot …. Chris Pavlo
Customs Officer …. Stephen Critchlow
Woman ….Janice Acquah
Child …. Manjeet Mann
Stewardess …. Donnla Hughes
Plaque Inam Mirza

Producer: Liz Webb.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2008.


FRI 07:30 Desolation Jests (b086s7jt)
Episode 4

David Jason stars in the final episode of David Renwick's post-apocalyptic comedy alongside John Bird, Jan Ravens and Rory Bremner.

Each week J P Doom interviews an iconic cultural behemoth about the comic moments they would most like by their side as they face their own mortality. This week Sydney Pynchlink, the innovative director behind some of the country's most admired weather forecasts chooses the laughs that would comfort them most during the extinction of all life on the planet; including a joke too dangerous for parliament, a horse with three legs, and a lobster with a rather crucial piece of evidence.

Cast:
David Jason
John Bird
Jan Ravens
Rory Bremner
Adie Allen
James Lailey
Nick Underwood

Produced by Gareth Edwards

Production Coordinator: Sophie Richardson
It was a BBC Studios Production.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2017.


FRI 08:00 Dad's Army (b007jqzq)
Series 3

The Recruit

With Captain Mainwaring in hospital, the Vicar and the Verger spark unrest in the Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard platoon.

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

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

Captain Mainwaring …. Arthur Lowe
Sergeant Wilson …. John Le Mesurier
Corporal Jones …. Clive Dunn
Private Frazer …. John Laurie
Private Godfrey …. Arnold Ridley
Private Pike …. Ian Lavender
Warden Hodges …. Bill Pertwee
Private Walker …. Larry Martyn
Vicar …. Frank Williams
Verger …. Edward Sinclair
Announcer/Newsreader …. John Snagge

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1976.


FRI 08:30 Bristow (b00cq588)
Series 1

Stranger on a Train

Bristow helps his colleague, Jones, to plan an escape from Chester Perry

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
Fudge, Mr Frost, Station Master and the Stranger on the Train …. Jon Glover
Miss Sunman …. Katie Odie
Post Boy and Godfrey …. Simon Schatsberger
Tea Lady …. Sarah Huntley

Music: John Whitehall

Producer: Neil Cargill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1999.


FRI 09:00 I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue (b07m5dz2)
Series 65

From 2016 - The Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Back at the Cliffs Pavilion in Southend-on-Sea.

Regulars Barry Cryer and Sandi Toksvig are joined on the panel by Miles Jupp and Richard Osman.

Jack Dee in the chair.

Piano accompaniment is provided by Colin Sell.

Producer - Jon Naismith.

A BBC Studios production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast on 1st August 2016.


FRI 09:30 Millport (b00761w5)
Series 2

Happy Returns

It's Irene's 33rd birthday - so the island inhabitants have a few surprises in store...

Bittersweet comedy written by and starring Lynn Ferguson as 30-something island barmaid Irene Bruce, who hankers after a better life on the mainland.

Irene ...... Lynn Ferguson
Moira/Agnes ...... Janet Brown
Alberto/Robert/Bob ...... Lewis McLeod
Ena/Bunty ...... Gabriel Quigley
Dougie ...... Matt Costello

Music arranged by Olly Fox.

Producer: Lucy Bacon

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2001.


FRI 10:00 Elizabeth Gaskell - Wives and Daughters (b007jsxz)
9. Reviving Hopes and Brightening Prospects

In the novel from the author of 'Cranford', what will become of Osborne's wife and child? And is a marriage proposal on its way to Cynthia? Starring Kathryn Hurlbutt.

Molly .... Kathryn Hurlbutt
Clare .... Angela Pleasence
Mr Gibson .... Tom Wilkinson
Cynthia .... Anne-Louise Lambert
Squire Hamley .... Robert Lang
Roger Hamley .... Michael Troughton
Lady Harriet .... Marian Diamond
Lady Cumnor .... Pauline Letts
Lord Hollingfold .... Geoffrey Collins
Aimee/Maria .... Eileen Tully
Robinson .... Nigel Graham
Mrs Gaskell .... Thelma Whiteley

Music composed by Rachel Portman

Director Jane Morgan
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1983


FRI 11:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m0016jv9)
Earth Day 2022

To mark Earth Day 2022, Laura Grimshaw and Greg Cochrane present a collection of podcasts about the environment and climate change. They will listen in to podcasts from the worlds of science, geography, ecology, law - and Hollywood - which offer different perspectives on and personal experiences of the impact of climate change. Featured podcasts include Radio 4's Costing The Earth, MIT's TILClimate, Climate of Change with Cate Blanchett and Danny Kennedy, and earthday.org's official Earth Day Live podcast.
Produced for BBC Radio 4 Extra by Laura Grimshaw.


FRI 12:00 Dad's Army (b007jqzq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 Bristow (b00cq588)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 Trueman and Riley (b00j7p9f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 Dick Francis (b007mcnx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont by Elizabeth Taylor (b0bfxh7g)
'She had such lovely manners'

Mr Palfrey gives Ludo £50 but omits to mention it's a loan. She falls and breaks her hip and is taken to hospital where she is visited by Ludo and Desmond, but not her daughter.

Eleanor Bron concludes Elizabeth Taylor's poignant and witty masterpiece.

Published in 1971 Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont is both tender and sharp in its depiction of old age.

Adapter: Robin Brooks

Producer: Natalie Steed

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2018.


FRI 14:15 Katarina Bivald - The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend (m0004sc3)
Episode 5

A dramatisation of Katarina Bivald's popular novel - a warm, funny and moving story of love and friendship which was originally published in Swedish.

The heroine Sara, who is in her late twenties, leaves her native Sweden to visit her much older pen pal Amy in a remote part of Iowa, a town aptly called Broken Wheel.

But, when she arrives, she discovers that Amy has sadly died.

Knowing nobody there, the townspeople who are initially wary of her, take her into their hearts. The joint passion between Sara and Amy was books, and she soon decides that Broken Wheel needs a bookstore. With some help from the locals, she sets one up and it proves quite a hit.

But how long can she stay there on a tourist visa? And what if she were to be persuaded to fall in love with one of the residents, making it possible to marry and stay on indefinitely? And which of the rather curious collection of suitors would be the most likely?

Unexpectedly, she finds herself falling in love - not just with one of the men in question, but with the whole town itself.

In this episode, the people of Broken Wheel long for Sara to stay on and want her to marry Tom who she secretly loves. But how does he really feel about her and can their wedding go ahead?"

Sara ...... Anna Koval
Tom ...... Richard Goulding
Caroline ...... Lorelei King
Jen ...... Laurel Lefkow
Amy ...... Adjoa Andoh
George ...... William Hope
Andy ...... Martin T Sherman
Grace ...... Kate Harper
.
Translator: Alice Menzies
Dramatist: Jeremy Raison
Director: Cherry Cookson

A Wireless Theatre production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in May 2019.


FRI 14:30 The Lost Art of Churches (b01hl41c)
Large amounts of important, modernist visual art commissioned by the Church in the twentieth century are in danger of being forgotten. No central record exists of these artworks - paintings, sculptures, stained glass, murals, tapestries and icons - many of which have even been shut away, victims of a change in fashion or worries about their vulnerability.

Paul Bayley of the ACE Trust (Art and Christian Enquiry, promoting contemporary art in UK churches) locates examples that illustrate the variety of art that can be found if you look for it.

In Hayes, Middlesex, at the Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, he finds Annigonni's late 1950s painting of the Madonna and Child featuring an atomic explosion rendered in gold leaf in the background. At St Johns, Waterloo, he examines two paintings by the German Jewish refugee from the Nazis, Hans Feibusch, who became probably the most prolific church artist in Britain in the last century. And in Soho, in the French-speaking Church of Notre Dame, Paul meets art restorers who have been rescuing unique murals painted by Jean Cocteau, which were damaged by graffiti and spilt soft drinks.

One of the discoveries that most excites Paul is a large crucifixion painted by Graham Sutherland in St Aidan's East Acton, in the early 1960s. But not all church art, Paul discovers, is situated in church buildings. The Methodist Art Collection was set up to be taken around the country and exhibited in different venues, and is still commissioning new work. Paul also travels to Northumberland, where, at the tiny church of St John, Healey, he sees award-winning new work in two windows created by James Hugonin and the Danish-born Anne Vibeke Mou.

Produced by Bob Dickinson

A Pennine Production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in May 2012.


FRI 15:00 Elizabeth Gaskell - Wives and Daughters (b007jsxz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue (b07m5dz2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


FRI 16:30 Millport (b00761w5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


FRI 17:00 Says on the Tin (b00g4fv7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 17:30 Desolation Jests (b086s7jt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 18:00 A Short History of Vampires (b00z55h6)
4. Quid Pro Quo by Tanya Huff

The ultimate killing machines.

Natalie Haynes introduces the last in a series of dark stories, as she examines why the vampire - an iconic figure in horror-fiction - continues to exert such a powerful hold on our imaginations...

Genevieve Adam reads Tanya Huff’s deliciously noir tale of an immortal whose lover is in mortal danger.

Producer: Gemma Jenkins

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in March 2011.


FRI 18:30 Sounds Natural (b07h4xwy)
Percy Edwards

From Willow Warblers to Little Crakes. Bird-imitator, animal impersonator and entertainer, Percy Edwards discusses his love of the British countryside and, in particular, its birdlife with Derek Jones - aided by recordings from the BBC Sound Archive.

Percy Edwards MBE: born 1908 - died 1996.

Producer: John Burton

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1972.


FRI 19:00 Dad's Army (b007jqzq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 Bristow (b00cq588)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 Trueman and Riley (b00j7p9f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 Dick Francis (b007mcnx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m0016jv9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 22:00 Desolation Jests (b086s7jt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 The Lawrence Sweeney Mix (b008vzdy)
Series 2

Episode 2

From a room full of kittens to something you might find behind the sofa...

Josie Lawrence and Jim Sweeney make it up as they go along!

Faced with a live studio audience and a couple of microphones - the masters of improve create sketches from shouted out suggestions.

Producer: Dawn Ellis

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2008.


FRI 23:00 Mr Muzak (b094hm69)
Series 1

We've Only Just Begun

Richie Webb stars as performance shy cocktail pianist Nigel Penny.

Nigel Penny's attempts to live his life in the background are thwarted by the surprise arrival of his entrepreneurial half-brother, Pav.

Pav hooks Nigel up with desperate wannabe singer Rachel and strong-arms the pair onto the books of his fledgling entertainment agency.

With a gig at a Carpenters-themed wedding on the horizon, Nigel has to contend not only with his job at an Italian Restaurant run by a probably-not-an-actual-Italian, but also with Pav's mysterious new Ukrainian friend, Stan, and some disturbing news about his new musical partner.

Nigel Penny ...... Richie Webb
Pav Penny ...... Paul G Raymond
Rachel ...... Jess Robinson
Marco ...... Dave Lamb
Stanislav ...... Dave Lamb
Rob ...... Jim North

Directors: Jim North & Matt Katz
Written and Produced by Richie Webb.

A Top Dog production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in September 2017.


FRI 23:30 Shooting Animals (b01r9r3z)
A wildlife documentary crew attempt to break in a new presenter who is intent on keeping as far away from the wildlife as possible. Whilst the camera is pointed at the wildlife we're more busy watching the antics of the crew and it's eerie how their behaviour echoes that of the animals.

Writers: Guy Browning and Tom Mitchelson met when Guy Browning was looking for the lead actor in his film 'Tortoise in Love'. Tom was perfect for the part of a lovelorn gardener and following the success of the film the two decided to try working together on a project for Radio. Guy Browning wrote the How To.. column in The Guardian from 1999-2009. Before that he wrote about office politics and social climbing.His books collecting his Guardian columns, Never Hit a Jellyfish with a Spade and Never Push When it Says Pull, were bestsellers. His work has been translated into eight languages. His series for Radio 4, include (Small Talk - 2003) and Weak at the Top ran for two series in 2005/6 starring Alexander Armstrong. He combines this with a career as a serious business writer.

Tom Mitchelson is a writer, actor and broadcaster. He has been sent on various missions by the Daily Mail - sleeping rough in Gatwick Airport, living as a woman for a week and investigating gold diggers. (There is a course available to help you spot them, at #2,500 per day.). Tom has also written comedy material for Ned Sherrin, Griff Rhys Jones and Jeremy Vine. He co-edited Matthew Parris' Scorn and co-wrote the Radio 4 sitcom, Electric Ink.

Ben ..... Joseph Millson
Fran ..... Emily Joyce
Rob ..... Ian Kirkby
Helga ..... Samantha Dakin
Jabari ..... Ivanno Jeremiah
Richard ..... Ben Crowe

Produced by Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2013.




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

49 Cedar Street 23:30 THU (b010t7x5)

A Good Read 18:30 MON (b03ts4fk)

A Good Read 00:30 TUE (b03ts4fk)

A Short History of Vampires 18:00 TUE (b00yhwyc)

A Short History of Vampires 00:00 WED (b00yhwyc)

A Short History of Vampires 18:00 WED (b00yqqs8)

A Short History of Vampires 00:00 THU (b00yqqs8)

A Short History of Vampires 18:00 THU (b00yy6vt)

A Short History of Vampires 00:00 FRI (b00yy6vt)

A Short History of Vampires 18:00 FRI (b00z55h6)

After Henry 08:30 THU (b007jq99)

After Henry 12:30 THU (b007jq99)

After Henry 19:30 THU (b007jq99)

Agendum 14:30 SAT (b0bfydqz)

Agendum 22:30 SAT (b0bgfx69)

Agendum 02:30 SUN (b0bfydqz)

Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section 22:00 SAT (b01r961y)

All Those Women 05:00 SAT (b088jj62)

Archive on 4 11:00 TUE (b0bcdd8j)

Archive on 4 21:00 TUE (b0bcdd8j)

Big Pig, Little Pig by Jacqueline Yallop (Omnibus) 06:00 SUN (b08xptmt)

Big Pig, Little Pig by Jacqueline Yallop 02:00 SAT (b08xd38g)

Bookcases 04:30 SAT (m0005gy3)

Boxer and Doberman 01:00 SAT (b00jdp91)

Brian Gulliver's Travels 22:30 THU (b01mdg8l)

Bristow 08:30 FRI (b00cq588)

Bristow 12:30 FRI (b00cq588)

Bristow 19:30 FRI (b00cq588)

Chambers 08:30 MON (b007jntq)

Chambers 12:30 MON (b007jntq)

Chambers 19:30 MON (b007jntq)

Charles Chilton - Space Force 00:00 SAT (b007jn5r)

Charles Chilton - Space Force 18:00 MON (b007jn65)

Charles Chilton - Space Force 00:00 TUE (b007jn65)

Clare in the Community 09:30 THU (b00zf76j)

Clare in the Community 16:30 THU (b00zf76j)

Clare in the Community 04:30 FRI (b00zf76j)

Dad's Army 08:00 FRI (b007jqzq)

Dad's Army 12:00 FRI (b007jqzq)

Dad's Army 19:00 FRI (b007jqzq)

Daliso Chaponda: Citizen of Nowhere 09:30 SUN (b0b3d42l)

Dan and Nick: The Wildebeest Years 23:30 SUN (b0089lxf)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:00 SUN (m0016jcn)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:00 SUN (m0016jcn)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 11:00 THU (m0016jcn)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:00 THU (m0016jcn)

Desolation Jests 05:30 SAT (b085wjb8)

Desolation Jests 07:30 FRI (b086s7jt)

Desolation Jests 17:30 FRI (b086s7jt)

Desolation Jests 22:00 FRI (b086s7jt)

Dick Francis 06:30 WED (b007m9f7)

Dick Francis 13:30 WED (b007m9f7)

Dick Francis 20:30 WED (b007m9f7)

Dick Francis 01:30 THU (b007m9f7)

Dick Francis 06:30 THU (b007mb1q)

Dick Francis 13:30 THU (b007mb1q)

Dick Francis 20:30 THU (b007mb1q)

Dick Francis 01:30 FRI (b007mb1q)

Dick Francis 06:30 FRI (b007mcnx)

Dick Francis 13:30 FRI (b007mcnx)

Dick Francis 20:30 FRI (b007mcnx)

Doctor in the House 08:30 SUN (b007m680)

Ed Reardon's Week 07:00 WED (b00y28q5)

Ed Reardon's Week 17:00 WED (b00y28q5)

Ed Reardon's Week 05:00 THU (b00y28q5)

Edge Falls 23:00 SUN (b00dnyjs)

Elephants to Catch Eels 09:30 TUE (b00vsx4v)

Elephants to Catch Eels 16:30 TUE (b00vsx4v)

Elephants to Catch Eels 04:30 WED (b00vsx4v)

Elizabeth Gaskell - Wives and Daughters 03:00 SAT (b007jswc)

Elizabeth Gaskell - Wives and Daughters 10:00 MON (b007jsx2)

Elizabeth Gaskell - Wives and Daughters 15:00 MON (b007jsx2)

Elizabeth Gaskell - Wives and Daughters 03:00 TUE (b007jsx2)

Elizabeth Gaskell - Wives and Daughters 10:00 TUE (b007jsx9)

Elizabeth Gaskell - Wives and Daughters 15:00 TUE (b007jsx9)

Elizabeth Gaskell - Wives and Daughters 03:00 WED (b007jsx9)

Elizabeth Gaskell - Wives and Daughters 10:00 WED (b007jsxh)

Elizabeth Gaskell - Wives and Daughters 15:00 WED (b007jsxh)

Elizabeth Gaskell - Wives and Daughters 03:00 THU (b007jsxh)

Elizabeth Gaskell - Wives and Daughters 10:00 THU (b007jsxp)

Elizabeth Gaskell - Wives and Daughters 15:00 THU (b007jsxp)

Elizabeth Gaskell - Wives and Daughters 03:00 FRI (b007jsxp)

Elizabeth Gaskell - Wives and Daughters 10:00 FRI (b007jsxz)

Elizabeth Gaskell - Wives and Daughters 15:00 FRI (b007jsxz)

Fab TV 08:30 WED (m0016j53)

Fab TV 12:30 WED (m0016j53)

Fab TV 19:30 WED (m0016j53)

Fags, Mags and Bags 07:00 TUE (b092lzbk)

Fags, Mags and Bags 17:00 TUE (b092lzbk)

Fags, Mags and Bags 05:00 WED (b092lzbk)

Getting Nowhere Fast 09:30 MON (b00n490h)

Getting Nowhere Fast 16:30 MON (b00n490h)

Getting Nowhere Fast 04:30 TUE (b00n490h)

Great Lives 07:30 SAT (b0b2jg2w)

Great Lives 17:30 SAT (b0b2jg2w)

Great Lives 05:30 SUN (b0b2jg2w)

Great Lives 18:30 THU (b0bcgt9x)

Great Lives 00:30 FRI (b0bcgt9x)

Guess What? 04:00 SAT (b063r9k0)

HE Bates - Love for Lydia (Omnibus) 07:20 SUN (b007qpx9)

HE Bates - Love for Lydia 02:15 SAT (b007q99p)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:00 WED (b007jntz)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:00 WED (b007jntz)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:00 WED (b007jntz)

How Tickled Am I? 18:30 WED (b007jp3v)

How Tickled Am I? 00:30 THU (b007jp3v)

I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue 09:00 MON (b007jt05)

I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue 16:00 MON (b007jt05)

I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue 04:00 TUE (b007jt05)

I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue 09:00 TUE (b010v3sc)

I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue 16:00 TUE (b010v3sc)

I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue 04:00 WED (b010v3sc)

I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue 09:00 WED (m000l7qh)

I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue 16:00 WED (m000l7qh)

I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue 04:00 THU (m000l7qh)

I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue 09:00 THU (m000hvbk)

I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue 16:00 THU (m000hvbk)

I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue 04:00 FRI (m000hvbk)

I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue 09:00 FRI (b07m5dz2)

I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue 16:00 FRI (b07m5dz2)

In Search of Originality 14:30 MON (b01fd4v4)

In Search of Originality 02:30 TUE (b01fd4v4)

Inheritance Tracks 07:10 SUN (m0001gn9)

Inheritance Tracks 11:50 SUN (m0001gn9)

Inheritance Tracks 14:10 SUN (b07pwyhr)

Inheritance Tracks 19:50 SUN (m0001gn9)

Inheritance Tracks 02:10 MON (b07pwyhr)

Inheritance Tracks 11:50 MON (m0016jck)

Inheritance Tracks 21:50 MON (m0016jck)

Isy Suttie's Guide to Love and Romance 11:00 WED (m000f0fz)

Isy Suttie's Guide to Love and Romance 21:00 WED (m000f0fz)

Katarina Bivald - The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend 14:15 MON (m0004s9p)

Katarina Bivald - The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend 02:15 TUE (m0004s9p)

Katarina Bivald - The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend 14:15 TUE (m0004sdh)

Katarina Bivald - The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend 02:15 WED (m0004sdh)

Katarina Bivald - The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend 14:15 WED (m0004sfx)

Katarina Bivald - The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend 02:15 THU (m0004sfx)

Katarina Bivald - The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend 14:15 THU (m0004sbp)

Katarina Bivald - The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend 02:15 FRI (m0004sbp)

Katarina Bivald - The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend 14:15 FRI (m0004sc3)

Kingsley Amis - All Free Now 06:00 SAT (b08n1vxy)

Kingsley Amis - All Free Now 16:00 SAT (b08n1vxy)

Kingsley Amis - All Free Now 04:00 SUN (b08n1vxy)

Lemn Sissay's Homecoming 22:30 WED (b05stkr9)

Len Deighton - XPD 01:30 SAT (m000j35p)

Len Deighton - XPD 06:30 MON (m000j2hk)

Len Deighton - XPD 13:30 MON (m000j2hk)

Len Deighton - XPD 20:30 MON (m000j2hk)

Len Deighton - XPD 01:30 TUE (m000j2hk)

Len Deighton - XPD 06:30 TUE (m000j3k1)

Len Deighton - XPD 13:30 TUE (m000j3k1)

Len Deighton - XPD 20:30 TUE (m000j3k1)

Len Deighton - XPD 01:30 WED (m000j3k1)

Liam Williams: Ladhood 22:30 MON (b06qk005)

Mark Thomas: My Life in Serious Organised Crime 23:00 SAT (b007760g)

Millport 09:30 FRI (b00761w5)

Millport 16:30 FRI (b00761w5)

Miriam Margolyes' Adventures in Radio 09:00 SAT (b07qcf7j)

Miriam Margolyes' Adventures in Radio 19:00 SAT (b07qcf7j)

Mr Muzak 23:00 FRI (b094hm69)

Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont by Elizabeth Taylor 14:00 MON (b0bf577k)

Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont by Elizabeth Taylor 02:00 TUE (b0bf577k)

Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont by Elizabeth Taylor 14:00 TUE (b0bfxg1x)

Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont by Elizabeth Taylor 02:00 WED (b0bfxg1x)

Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont by Elizabeth Taylor 14:00 WED (b0bfxgc0)

Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont by Elizabeth Taylor 02:00 THU (b0bfxgc0)

Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont by Elizabeth Taylor 14:00 THU (b0bfxgxq)

Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont by Elizabeth Taylor 02:00 FRI (b0bfxgxq)

Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont by Elizabeth Taylor 14:00 FRI (b0bfxh7g)

Mum's on the Run 07:00 THU (b00tgd1j)

Mum's on the Run 17:00 THU (b00tgd1j)

Mum's on the Run 05:00 FRI (b00tgd1j)

My Favorite Husband 12:00 SAT (m000nlnp)

My Pakistani Jazz Orchestra 15:30 SUN (b04n31w6)

My Pakistani Jazz Orchestra 03:30 MON (b04n31w6)

Nigel Kneale - The Road 18:00 SUN (m0000y1d)

Nigel Kneale - The Road 00:00 MON (m0000y1d)

Nigel Kneale - The Stone Tape 18:00 SAT (m0003cdx)

Nigel Kneale - The Stone Tape 00:00 SUN (m0003cdx)

On The Road 14:30 TUE (b06mfqc8)

On The Road 02:30 WED (b06mfqc8)

On The Road 14:30 WED (b06nnwhs)

On The Road 02:30 THU (b06nnwhs)

One Foot In The Grave - A Celebration Of A Comedy Classic 13:00 SAT (b068hyw4)

One Foot In The Grave - A Celebration Of A Comedy Classic 01:00 SUN (b068hyw4)

One Foot in the Grave 12:30 SAT (b007jmxg)

One Foot in the Grave 08:30 TUE (b007jn08)

One Foot in the Grave 12:30 TUE (b007jn08)

One Foot in the Grave 19:30 TUE (b007jn08)

Podcast Radio Hour 11:00 FRI (m0016jv9)

Podcast Radio Hour 21:00 FRI (m0016jv9)

Poetry Extra 12:00 SUN (m0016jcs)

Poetry Extra 17:00 SUN (m0016jcs)

Poetry Extra 05:00 MON (m0016jcs)

Ready, Steady, Sink! 23:00 WED (b007kc2k)

Remembering Nigel Kneale 18:45 SUN (m0016jcy)

Remembering Nigel Kneale 00:45 MON (m0016jcy)

Rhys James 23:30 WED (b09nxv00)

Sarah Millican's Support Group 15:30 SAT (b010twf6)

Sarah Millican's Support Group 03:30 SUN (b010twf6)

Sarah Millican's Support Group 23:30 MON (b010y7bp)

Says on the Tin 07:00 FRI (b00g4fv7)

Says on the Tin 17:00 FRI (b00g4fv7)

Seekers 22:30 SUN (b03ctfp8)

Shooting Animals 23:30 FRI (b01r9r3z)

Sneakiepeeks 07:00 MON (b00p6307)

Sneakiepeeks 17:00 MON (b00p6307)

Sneakiepeeks 05:00 TUE (b00p6307)

Something to Shout About 09:00 SUN (m000c58t)

Soul Music 18:30 TUE (b06r50wk)

Soul Music 00:30 WED (b06r50wk)

Sounds Natural 00:30 SAT (b01slst0)

Sounds Natural 18:30 FRI (b07h4xwy)

Spangles 'n' Tights 08:30 SAT (b04phhxy)

Spangles 'n' Tights 09:30 WED (b04stqd5)

Spangles 'n' Tights 16:30 WED (b04stqd5)

Spangles 'n' Tights 04:30 THU (b04stqd5)

TED Radio Hour 11:00 MON (m0016jch)

TED Radio Hour 21:00 MON (m0016jch)

Teatime 07:30 TUE (m000fq41)

Teatime 17:30 TUE (m000fq41)

Teatime 22:00 TUE (m000fq41)

Teatime 05:30 WED (m000fq41)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 SUN (m0016nb3)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 TUE (m0016kz4)

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The Confessional 07:30 WED (m000v848)

The Confessional 17:30 WED (m000v848)

The Confessional 22:00 WED (m000v848)

The Confessional 05:30 THU (m000v848)

The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry 10:45 SUN (m000fq63)

The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry 21:45 SUN (m000fq63)

The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry 11:45 THU (m000fq63)

The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry 21:45 THU (m000fq63)

The Dollar Princess 16:00 SUN (m0016jcw)

The Dollar Princess 20:00 SUN (m0016jcw)

The Dollar Princess 04:00 MON (m0016jcw)

The Goon Show 08:00 TUE (b007jscs)

The Goon Show 12:00 TUE (b007jscs)

The Goon Show 19:00 TUE (b007jscs)

The Latvian Locum (Omnibus) 14:20 SUN (m0007r1y)

The Latvian Locum (Omnibus) 02:20 MON (m0007r1y)

The Lawrence Sweeney Mix 22:30 FRI (b008vzdy)

The Lost Art of Churches 14:30 FRI (b01hl41c)

The Million Pound Radio Show 23:30 TUE (b0090br0)

The Moth Radio Hour 11:00 SUN (m0016jcq)

The Moth Radio Hour 19:00 SUN (m0016jcq)

The Nick Revell Show 15:00 SAT (b007jp45)

The Nick Revell Show 03:00 SUN (b007jp45)

The Nick Revell Show 22:30 TUE (b007jp4p)

The Now Show 23:00 MON (m00168rv)

The Pin 23:00 TUE (b08y26qt)

The Price of Happiness 23:00 THU (b08twgfv)

The Reluctant Lama 14:30 THU (b01mx2sm)

The Reluctant Lama 02:30 FRI (b01mx2sm)

The Skivers 23:30 SAT (b00j5l87)

The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter 08:00 THU (b007wwg9)

The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter 12:00 THU (b007wwg9)

The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter 19:00 THU (b007wwg9)

The Tim Vine Chat Show 07:30 THU (m00168mk)

The Tim Vine Chat Show 17:30 THU (m00168mk)

The Tim Vine Chat Show 22:00 THU (m00168mk)

The Tim Vine Chat Show 05:30 FRI (m00168mk)

The Unbelievable Truth 07:30 MON (m001681l)

The Unbelievable Truth 17:30 MON (m001681l)

The Unbelievable Truth 22:00 MON (m001681l)

The Unbelievable Truth 05:30 TUE (m001681l)

The Write Stuff 08:00 SAT (b009rjdh)

Tom Wrigglesworth's Open Letters 14:00 SAT (b01gvtj8)

Tom Wrigglesworth's Open Letters 02:00 SUN (b01gvtj8)

Tom Wrigglesworth's Open Letters 12:30 SUN (b01h77ln)

Tom Wrigglesworth's Open Letters 17:30 SUN (b01h77ln)

Tom Wrigglesworth's Open Letters 22:00 SUN (b01h77ln)

Tom Wrigglesworth's Open Letters 05:30 MON (b01h77ln)

Transcription by Kate Atkinson (Omnibus) 13:00 SUN (b0bj6qq4)

Transcription by Kate Atkinson (Omnibus) 01:00 MON (b0bj6qq4)

Trueman and Riley 06:00 MON (b00j5hpz)

Trueman and Riley 13:00 MON (b00j5hpz)

Trueman and Riley 20:00 MON (b00j5hpz)

Trueman and Riley 01:00 TUE (b00j5hpz)

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Trueman and Riley 13:00 TUE (b00j5lbm)

Trueman and Riley 20:00 TUE (b00j5lbm)

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Trueman and Riley 06:00 WED (b00j622b)

Trueman and Riley 13:00 WED (b00j622b)

Trueman and Riley 20:00 WED (b00j622b)

Trueman and Riley 01:00 THU (b00j622b)

Trueman and Riley 06:00 THU (b00j6bh2)

Trueman and Riley 13:00 THU (b00j6bh2)

Trueman and Riley 20:00 THU (b00j6bh2)

Trueman and Riley 01:00 FRI (b00j6bh2)

Trueman and Riley 06:00 FRI (b00j7p9f)

Trueman and Riley 13:00 FRI (b00j7p9f)

Trueman and Riley 20:00 FRI (b00j7p9f)

Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? 08:00 MON (b007jr6l)

Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? 12:00 MON (b007jr6l)

Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? 19:00 MON (b007jr6l)

When Stockhausen Came to Huddersfield 02:30 SAT (b06pd3bt)

Where Did It All Go Wrong? 23:45 WED (b0076gqv)