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SATURDAY 23 APRIL 2022

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

Vampires are the ultimate killing machines.

Natalie Haynes examines why this iconic figure in horror-fiction continues to exert such a powerful hold on our imaginations.

And she introduces her final dark story.

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

Read by Genevieve Adam.

Producer: Gemma Jenkins

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


SAT 00:30 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: died aged 88 in 1996.

Producer: John Burton

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1972.


SAT 01:00 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.

Starring Robert Daws and Duncan Preston.

Brian B Thompson's ill-matched detective duo.

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.


SAT 01:30 Dick Francis (b007mcnx)
Proof

3. The Boss

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

Starring Nigel Havers.

Fine living, fast horses, and shattering suspense - Dick Francis's compelling 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.


SAT 02:00 Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont by Elizabeth Taylor (b0bfxh7g)
5. '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.

Elizabeth Taylor's poignant and witty masterpiece.

Concluded by Eleanor Bron.

Abridged by Robin Brooks.

Producer: Natalie Steed

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2018.


SAT 02:15 Katarina Bivald - The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend (m0004sc3)
Episode 5

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?"

Conclusion of Katarina Bivald's warm, funny and moving story of love and friendship.

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.

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

Translated from Swedish by Alice Menzies.

Dramatised 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.


SAT 02:30 The Lost Art of Churches (b01hl41c)
Large amounts of important, modernist visual art commissioned by the Church in the 20th century are in danger of being forgotten.

No central records exist of these artworks - paintings, sculptures, stained glass, murals, tapestries and icons – with many 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 London’s 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.

Producer: Bob Dickinson

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


SAT 03:00 Elizabeth Gaskell - Wives and Daughters (b007jsxz)
9. Reviving Hopes and Brightening Prospects

"Dead! Osborne! Poor fellow! " said Mrs Gibson, " I knew it would be so though - I was sure of It. But Mr Gibson can do nothing if he's dead. (Poor young man!) I wonder where Roger is now? He ought to come home."

What will become of Osborne's wife and child?

And is a marriage proposal on the way...?

Conclusion of Elizabeth Gaskell's final novel.

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
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


SAT 04:00 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.


SAT 04:30 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.

Barmaid Irene Bruce is 30-something and hankering 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.


SAT 05:00 Says on the Tin (b00g4fv7)
Toothpaste

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

Starring Michael Brandon.

Christopher William Hill's sitcom set in the shallow, dog-eat-dog world of advertising.

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.


SAT 05:30 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.


SAT 06:00 Paul Herzberg - Dreaming Up Laura (m0016pb1)
As a young woman, Laura kept a dream diary.

Then she married Garth and her dreams stopped.

15 years later, her marriage under strain, she is reunited with Phil, her estranged cousin, and she begins to discover the person she once was.

Starring Sheila Gish and Henry Goodman.

Written by Paul Herzberg.

Laura Pearce .... Sheila Gish
Phil Fontaine .... Henry Goodman
Garth .... Bill Nighy
Anton Weber .... Nicholas Woodeson
Dilys Crawford .... Amanda Redman
Fran Cole .... Dilys Hamlett
Harry Cole .... Peter Yapp
Young Laura .... Cathy Sara
Young Phil .... David Antrobus

With Becky Hindley, Oliver Senton and Terence Beesley

Original music by Stuart Gordon.

Director: Andy Jordan

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1995.


SAT 07:30 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 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'.

Presenter: Matthew Parris

Producer: Perminder Khatkar

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2018.


SAT 08:00 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.

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.


SAT 08:30 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.


SAT 09:00 Shakespeare: Thereby Hangs A Tale (b01ghgjn)
A Celebration of the Swan of Avon presented by actor and broadcaster Sir Simon Russell Beale CBE.

A collection of programmes from the BBC archives inspired by and about the glover's son from Stratford. In true Shakespearian style, there will be comedy, tragedy and history:

* Great Lives – William Shakespeare

Matthew Parris, TV producer and novelist Daisy Goodwin and Shakespeare director Dominic Dromgoole discuss what we know, and don't know, about Will's life.(BBC Radio 4, 2011)

* Macbeth or Unlucky For Some

John Wells stars in a mini-Macbeth from the Edinburgh Festival of 1979. (BBC Radio 4, 1979)

* Lenny and Will

Comic-turned-Shakespearian Lenny Henry goes in search of the Bard in a programme which indirectly led to him playing Othello. With Dame Judi Dench and Sir Peter Hall.(BBC Radio 4, 2006)

* Mrs Shakespeare

Dramatisation of Robert Nye's raunchy novel inspired by Shakespeare's will: "Item: I gyve unto my wief my second best bed with the furniture." Stars Maggie Steed and Kenneth Cranham as William and Anne. (BBC Radio 4, 1998)

* Shakespeare Stories – Romeo & Juliet

Professor Carol Rutter explores Shakespeare's use of literary sources for his plots .(BBC Radio 4, 2005)

* Hark! (clip) attempts to uncover the sounds of Shakespeare's London. (BBC Radio 3, 2008)

* Desmond Olivier Dingle's Compleat Life and Works of William Shakespeare (BBC Radio 4, 1995)

Comedy featuring the National Theatre of Brent, which brings its 'unique' vision to Julius Caesar, with a little help from guest stars Juliet Stevenson and Harriet Walter.

Plus readings of Shakespeare's sonnets, enhanced with music and effects, featuring Sir Ian McKellen.

Producer: Nick St. George.

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra and first broadcast in April 2012.


SAT 12:00 My Favorite Husband (m000nwds)
April Fool’s Day

Who planted the lipstick covered handkerchief in George Cooper's pocket?

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 April 1949.


SAT 12:30 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 trouble-shooters.

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.


SAT 13:00 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.


SAT 14:00 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 14:30 The Pin (b08y26qt)
Series 3

Party

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

More of double-act, The Pin's trademark offbeat nonsense.

Written and performed by Ben Ashenden and Alex Owen.

With:

Liam Williams

Producer: Sam Bryant.

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


SAT 15:00 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.


SAT 15:30 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's cheerfully failed to achieve)

Find out how much she’s saved emotionally and financially in the process.

Kate kicks off with the subject of the perfect body.

Every day we’re confronted with images of perfection, 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 £234,000 for women and £75,000 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 from the North East of England. She’s contributed poems and comic pieces to many Radio 4 shows like Saturday Live, Wondermentalist Cabaret, From Fact to Fiction, Woman's Hour and Arthur Smith's Balham Bash.

Producer: Lianne Coop

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


SAT 16:00 Paul Herzberg - Dreaming Up Laura (m0016pb1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 Great Lives (b0bcgt9x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SAT 18:00 Trevor Hoyle - Haunted Hospital (b0076sr6)
A hospital in Rochdale is the setting for this ghost story.

Featuring two parallel storylines, one contemporary and the other set in the late 1800s - drawing on real historical events.

Written by Trevor Hoyle.

Julia/Lizzie ...... Jo-Anne Knowles
Steve/Daniel ...... Michael Begley
Sam ...... Elianne Byrne
Josiah Ogden ...... David Fleeshman
Jacob Pinch ...... Mark Chatterton
Mrs Cragge ...... Barbara Marten
Mr Cragge ...... James Quinn
Irish Woman ...... Martine Harry-Davis

Director: Liz Leonard

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2005.


SAT 19:00 Shakespeare: Thereby Hangs A Tale (b01ghgjn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section (b01rfy5w)
Series 2

With Doc Brown

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

This episode explores the theme of children including songs on George Formby, the alphabet and Rastafarians. Guest starring Doc Brown who raps with the band and talks to whales.

Guest starring comedian Doc Brown.

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 (b0bgrhy5)
Series 1

Shock

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 deadly pandemic, an inappropriate economic yardstick and a very special anniversary are thrown about by some talking heads who probably came in a taxi.

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 September 2018.


SAT 23:00 Tim Key's Suspended Sentence (b0128pyh)
Truths universally acknowledged. Clocks striking 13. Bests and worsts of times. A truly great opening line can make a novel iconic. But what makes these famous first sentences sing to us?

Comedian and poet Tim Key is on the case!

After chasing down the meaning of Nikolai Gogol's enigmatic short story "The Overcoat", Tim tries to sleuth out what makes a great literary opening line with the help of author Joe Dunthorne, comedian Mark Watson, and literary critics Maureen Freely and John Sutherland.

You see, Tim's desperate to write his first novel - it's in him, just waiting, waiting to be unleashed. If only he could think of a good beginning with the ultimate opening line...

Tim also tries to galvanise his imagination - taking a spin of one of the world's strangest literary board games...

The pressure's on, as we hear a roll-call of some of the finest and most famous first lines in publishing history - from Dickens to Dostoevsky to uh, Dan Brown.
Overwhelmed with information, we also hear a crash course on what not to do - as Tim visits Knebworth House, ancestral pile of a man whose most famous first sentence is legendary for all the wrong reasons: Edward Bulwer-Lytton, author of the infamous "It was a dark and stormy night..."

Finally it's time to try out Tim's sentence of the unsuspecting public, as he visits the award-winning Brick Lane Book Club for a focus group...before in the final moments, he unleashes that killer first sentence on the world...(so then Tim: what comes next?).

Producer: Steven Rajam

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2013.


SAT 23:30 The Skivers (b00jd5jn)
Series 3

Paul McKenna

Hypnotist Paul McKenna gets a taste of his own medicine.

Skilful sketch show 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 24 APRIL 2022

SUN 00:00 Trevor Hoyle - Haunted Hospital (b0076sr6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 Archive on 4 (b0bcdd8j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:00 Mark Thomas: My Life in Serious Organised Crime (b007760g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:30 The Pin (b08y26qt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Saturday]


SUN 03:00 The Lawrence Sweeney Mix (b008vzdy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:00 on Saturday]


SUN 03:30 The Price of Happiness (b08twgfv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:30 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 Paul Herzberg - Dreaming Up Laura (m0016pb1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 Great Lives (b0bcgt9x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont by Elizabeth Taylor (Omnibus) (b0bfxfd8)
On a rainy January afternoon, the recently widowed Laura Palfrey arrives at the Claremont Hotel on London's 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 9 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 - both tender and sharp in its depiction of old age. First published in 1971.

Read by Eleanor Bron

Omnibus of five parts abridged by Robin Brooks.

Producer: Natalie Steed

First broadcast in five-parts on BBC Radio 4 in August 2018


SUN 07:10 Inheritance Tracks (b06822nn)
Alex Jennings

Actor Alex Jennings chooses 'Bring me Sunshine' by Morecambe and Wise and 'It's Gonna Be a Beautiful Night' by Prince.


SUN 07:20 Katarina Bivald - The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend (Omnibus) (m00055bg)
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 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.

Omnibus of five parts dramatised 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.


SUN 08:30 Doctor in the House (b007mwkh)
Marriage-itis

Simon Sparrow must cope with both his hangover and a bad case of cold feet.

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
Matron/Vera …. Norma Ronald

Producer: David Hatch

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1968.


SUN 09:00 Something to Shout About (b07mfbdk)
Series 1

Episode 5

Fishy goings on as the ad agency team battle to take the humble kipper upmarket.

Comedy set in London advertising agency - Apsley, Addis, Cohen, Barbican, Blythe, Giddy & Partners.

Written by Myles Rudge and Ronnie Wolfe.

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

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

Producer: John Simmonds

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in July 1960.


SUN 09:30 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


SUN 10:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m0016p9t)
Clue at 50

Jack Dee

From Bob Dylan to Petula Clark.

Comedian, actor and writer Jack Dee shares his castaway choices with Kirsty Young

Jack's persona is that of the laconic miserabilist - his hit sit-com was called "Lead Balloon" and his autobiography entitled "Thanks For Nothing".

That is only part of the picture: even though show business was in the family – Jack's great grandparents were in music hall – his early working life ranged all over the place. From grafting in the kitchens of The Ritz to working in an artificial leg factory - at one point he even seriously considered the priesthood.

He says his caustic, ironic, sarcastic comedy comes from "a sort of realism. You can't escape the dark stuff in life ... and my way of dealing with that is to absorb it into my life so that it's no longer worrying for me."

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2014.


SUN 10:45 The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry (m000fvyj)
Series 15

A Cold Case Part 2

Two cold callers feature in this episode. Jennifer Langston from Ontario in Canada sent this message to curiouscases@bbc.co.uk:

"My husband has just taken up cold water swimming and he'll swim in temperatures as low as 6 degrees Celsius. I worry that it's too cold for him, but he claims that 'swimming in cold water is good for you', which drives me bonkers. Can you tell us if there is any scientific proof behind this?”

Adam takes a trip to his local lido and asks the locals why they get a kick out of a chilly winter dip. Meanwhile, Hannah calls the Antarctic to talk to meteorologist Richard Warren about the perils of a frozen beard.

Our second cold caller, Sarah Dudley, asks why women get cold feet in bed. Thermal physiologist Heather Massey is on hand with the answer.

But when it comes to the natural world, other animals are masters of sub-zero living. Frozen Planet producer Kathryn Jeffs, from the BBC's Natural History Unit, explains why polar bears are perfectly designed for the Arctic. And we discover why Paddington Bear is better suited to Peru.

Presenters: Hannah Fry, Adam Rutherford
Producer: Michelle Martin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2020.


SUN 11:00 Radiolab (m0016p9w)
Series 9

Mixtape 1 Dakou

Radiolab is a Peabody-award-winning show about curiosity. Where sound illuminates ideas, and the boundaries blur between science, philosophy, and the human experience.

Radiolab Mixtape, a special 4 part series

Radiolab Mixtape 1: Dakou explores how musicians who took the damaged plastic scraps of Western music, changed the musical landscape of China.

Through the 1980s, the vast majority of people in China had never heard Western music, save for John Denver, the Carpenters, and a few other artists included on the hand-picked list of songs sanctioned by the Communist Party. But in the late 90s, a mysterious man named Professor Ye made a discovery at a plastic recycling center in Heping. In episode 1 Mixtape, Radiolab talks to Chinese historians, music critics, and the musicians who took the damaged plastic scraps of Western music, changed the musical landscape of China, and reimagined rock and roll in ways we never could’ve imagined.

From WNYC. First broadcast on public radio in the USA in 2021.


SUN 11:55 Inheritance Tracks (b06822nn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:10 today]


SUN 12:00 Poetry Extra (m0016p9z)
The Verse That Stings

Daljit Nagra revisits the BBC's poetry archive and selects The Verse that Stings in which Ian Hislop celebrates the sharp, deflating barbs of Alexander Pope and the 18th Century satirists.

Ian first came across Alexander Pope, Jonathan Swift and the poems of the 18th Century Scriblerus club at school and later studied them at university. He was struck by these rude, offensive and funny poems about the government, the aristocracy and the machinations of power.

As the editor of the satirical magazine Private Eye, Ian views a direct line between his work and Pope's biting satire. Pope and his circle of literary friends debated how offensive their satires should be and whether or not to name and shame subjects.

Ian meets Armando Iannucci, the creator of television satires including The Thick Of It and Veep, who compares the rhythms of Alexander Pope's couplets to the comedian's perfect punch line.

Ian visits Hampton Court Palace, the setting of the long poem that made Pope's name, The Rape of The Lock. Professor Judith Hawley of Royal Holloway University, helps uncover its true story of a trivial confrontation between two leading Catholics of the time.

Professor Edith Hall of Kings College London describes how Pope and the Scriblerians were in awe of Juvenal, Rome's most vitriolic satirist. And Christopher Reid, author of Six Bad Poets a farce in verse about London's literary establishment, explains why some poets are reluctant to write satires today.

Producer: Paul Smith
A Just Radio production for BBC Radio 4

First broadcast in 2014.


SUN 12:30 Tom Wrigglesworth's Open Letters (b01hl29y)
Series 2

Compensation Culture

Is compensation culture actually directly opposed to the theory of evolution?

Award-winning comedian Tom Wrigglesworth delivers an open letter to Ken Clarke MP.

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) (b0bk1dkr)
Episode 2

In 1940 radio producer Juliet Armstrong is about to be given one last undercover mission by her unlikely new fiancé, Perry Gibbons.

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 last 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 (b07kcmhg)
Simon Hopkinson

Chef and writer Simon Hopkinson chooses 'Catch a Falling Star' by Perry Como and '21st Century Schizoid Man' by King Crimson.


SUN 14:20 Lady Audley's Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon (Omnibus) (b038xp87)
Episode 1

The glittering world of Lucy Graham, who gains all the wealth she desires through her marriage to the devoted Sir Michael Audley.

Her maid Phoebe watches with envy as Lucy delights in the glories of her new life...

Mary Elizabeth Braddon's novel was first published in 1862.

Omnibus of the first of five of ten-parts dramatised by Theresa Heskins.

Mary Braddon.....Hattie Morahan
Lucy, Lady Audley..... Charlotte Emmerson
Sir Michael Audley..... Sam Dale
Phoebe Marks..... Lizzy Watts
Luke Marks..... Benjamin Askew
Robert Audley..... Alex Wyndham
George Talboys..... Joseph Kloska
Alicia Audley..... Perdita Weeks
Lieutenant Maldon..... Jonathan Tafler

Directed by Julie Beckett and Fiona Kelcher.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2009.


SUN 15:30 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.


SUN 16:00 Ronald Frame - Greyfriars (b00pd7d2)
With petty thieves at work in the high street and a gang of ruthless house breakers at work in both the Old and New Town area of Edinburgh, new police recruits John Gray and his faithful dog have their work cut out.

John Gray served as an Edinburgh policeman for several years in the 1850s.

Like other officers on the beat back then, he had to provide his own police dog - the faithful Skye terrier that came to be known as Greyfriars Bobby.

Starring Crawford Logan and Paul Young.

Ronald Frame’s Victorian thriller written for radio.

Bobby ...... Crawford Logan
Jock (John Gray) ...... Paul Young
Aeneas Cairncross ...... Kenny Blythe
Bridie ...... Gayanne Potter
Lachlan Cairncross ...... Simon Tait
Sergeant Mitchell ...... Iain Agnew
McCrae ...... Steven McNicol
Lady Cairncross ...... Vivienne Dixon

Produced at BBC Glasgow by David Ian Neville.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2002


SUN 17:00 Poetry Extra (m0016p9z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 today]


SUN 17:30 Tom Wrigglesworth's Open Letters (b01hl29y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 today]


SUN 18:00 Edgar Allan Poe (b0bpr4dj)
The Fall of The House of Usher

'I reined my horse to the precipitous brink of a black and lurid tarn, and gazed at the vacant eye-like windows of the house.

Roderick is a tormented man - with a twin sister suffering an illness physicians don't understand.

Edgar Allan Poe’s 19th century Gothic tale dramatised by David Campton.

Cast:
Roderick Usher.....Edward Petherbridge
Narrator....Tim Pigott-Smith
Doctor...Roger Hume

Guitarist: John Turner

Directed at BBC Bristol by Brian Miller.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1978.


SUN 18:45 Short Stories by LP Hartley (b03zm57b)
5. The Price of the Absolute

A man inherits some objects, but will he be able to control the events they set in motion?

Read by Robert Lang.

Series of creepy tales written by LP Hartley.

Producer: Peter Kavanagh

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1988.


SUN 19:00 Radiolab (m0016p9w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 19:55 Inheritance Tracks (b06822nn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:10 today]


SUN 20:00 Ronald Frame - Greyfriars (b00pd7d2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 today]


SUN 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m0016p9t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


SUN 21:45 The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry (m000fvyj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today]


SUN 22:00 Tom Wrigglesworth's Open Letters (b01hl29y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 today]


SUN 22:30 Seekers (b03dvgh9)
Series 1

The Scratchcard

Joe and Terry replace Stuart with new best friend Janice. She's never worked - except as a human guinea pig for pharmaceutical trials and she drinks during the day - she is officially the bestest person they've ever met.

As well as being usurped by Janice, Stuart is usurped by Gary Probert who has unbelievably and appallingly taken over his job at the Job Centre and is working very closely with Nicola.

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 Dancer ...... Tony Way
Nicola ...... Zahra Ahmadi
Janice ...... Sally Grace
Gary Probert ...... Steve Oram
Dave Manager ...... Alex Lowe
Kevin Rush ...... Alex Lowe
Teresa Glock ...... Bharti Patel
Mr Bishop ...... David Seddon

Producer: Katie Tyrrell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2013.


SUN 23:00 Edge Falls (b00drt1r)
Series 2

Episode 6

Innocent celebrations spark disaster at Edge Falls retail park.

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
Councillor ...... Neil Warhurst
Miranda ...... Lindsay Allen
Rosa ...... Joan Walker
Manager ...... Stephen Critchlow
Man ...... Ben Crowe

Director: Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2008.


SUN 23:30 The Skivers (b00jhmlm)
Series 3

Phillip Schofield

Going Live! Phillip Schofield relives his days on children's television.

Skilful sketch show 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.



MONDAY 25 APRIL 2022

MON 00:00 Edgar Allan Poe (b0bpr4dj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 00:45 Short Stories by LP Hartley (b03zm57b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:45 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 Transcription by Kate Atkinson (Omnibus) (b0bk1dkr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:10 Inheritance Tracks (b07kcmhg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:10 on Sunday]


MON 02:20 Lady Audley's Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon (Omnibus) (b038xp87)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:20 on Sunday]


MON 03:30 In Search of Originality (b01fd4v4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:30 on Sunday]


MON 04:00 Ronald Frame - Greyfriars (b00pd7d2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Poetry Extra (m0016p9z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 Tom Wrigglesworth's Open Letters (b01hl29y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 A Walk in the Dark (m000lz5m)
1. Did He Fall? Or...

As the ocean liner Carthena, sails to Southampton, a passenger walks on the dark deck, not knowing his death is only seconds away.

It's a death which will set in motion a criminal investigation stretching from England to Australia.

Starring Patrick Mower.

Chris Boucher's five part crime serial featuring Southampton Detective Constable ‘Birdie’ Partridge.

DC ‘Birdie’ Partridge …. Patrick Mower
DS Dunne …. Geoffrey Matthews
Ruth Cobb …. Helen Atkinson Wood
Martin Lennister …. David McAlister
Captain of the Carthena …. Nicholas Courtney
Australian Driver …. Anthony Jackson

Producer: Gerry Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1981.


MON 06:30 Dick Francis (b007mdwv)
Proof

4. The Discovery

Dodgy drink, a missing racehorse and a body at a restaurant.

Wine merchant Tony Beach is in the thick of it...

Starring Nigel Havers.

Fine living, fast horses, and shattering suspense - Dick Francis's compelling thriller.

Dramatised by Ernest Dudley

Tony Beach …. Nigel Havers
Sgt. Ridger …. Stephen Hattersley
Mrs Palissey …. Sheila Grant
Gerard …. George Parsons
Chief Sup. Wilson …. Manning Wilson
Flora …. Jennifer Piercey
Orkney …. Edward de Souza
Isabella …. Avril Clark
Commentator …. Michael Kilgarriff
P.C. Horton …. James Goode

Director: Matthew Walters

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1987.


MON 07:00 Sneakiepeeks (b00pckm1)
Trust

The bungling surveillance team undertakes a top-secret category G surveillance operation.

It's a job so secret even the boss doesn't know about it.

Comedy by Harry Venning and Neil Brand about a team of inept, backstabbing surveillance operatives.

Sharla ...... Nina Conti
Bill ...... Richard Lumsden
Mark ...... Daniel Kaluuya
Mrs A ...... Kate Layden
Mr A ...... Ewan Hooper
Justine ...... Tessa Nicholson
David ...... Ewan Bailey
Delphine ...... Kate Layden

Producer: Katie Tyrrell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2009.


MON 07:30 The Unbelievable Truth (m0016gzr)
Series 28

Episode 3

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.

Lou Sanders, Ria Lina, Milton Jones and Chris McCausland are the panellists obliged to talk with deliberate inaccuracy on subjects as varied as magazines, the human body, golf and computers.

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


MON 08:00 Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (b007jr9f)
Home is the Hero

Bob's fiancee Thelma is appalled by the return of Terry to his home town after seven years.

Starring James Bolam and Rodney Bewes.

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

Adapted for BBC Radio by Patrick Tilley.

Terry ...... James Bolam
Bob ...... Rodney Bewes
Thelma ...... Brigit Forsyth
Audrey ...... Sheila Fearn
Stan ...... Peter Whitman

Producer: John Browell

Originally lost from the archive, the audio was recovered in the BBC's Archive Treasure Hunt in 2003.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1975.


MON 08:30 The Emerald Green Show (b076c11b)
Celebrations

A vain, ambitious black woman dreams of becoming a chat-show queen.

Starring Llewella Gideon.

Lisselle Kayla's 4-part sitcom.

Emerald Green ...... Llewella Gideon
Victor ...... Dean Hill
Eunice ...... Sheila Reid
Fabio ...... Iwan Thomas
Tristram ...... Jonathan Firth
David ...... Jonathan Keeble

Director: Pam Fraser Solomon

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1998.


MON 09:00 Counterpoint (b010m2fd)
Series 25

2011 Heat 4

Paul Gambaccini chairs the general knowledge music quiz.

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

The fourth trio of 27 competitors are in Manchester as the 25th anniversary series continues.

Myles Crampton from Cumbria

Alan Shipman from Leeds

Paul McKenna from Sutton Coldfield

Producer: Paul Bajoria

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2011.


MON 09:30 Getting Nowhere Fast (b00n5vsq)
Series 3

Episode 6

Merv has always worn jeans, so why does Pam want to take him shopping?

The conclusion of the sitcom set in the Cyber Pass’ internet café.

Written by and starring Mervyn Stutter.

Merv …. Mervyn Stutter
Pam …. Lill Roughley
Nev …. Gyuri Sarossy
Chantal …. Tracy-Ann Oberman
Dibden …. John Challis
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 HG Wells (m0001n5n)
Kipps

1. The Making of Kipps

Arthur ‘Artie’ Kipps leaves school, and his first love Ann, when he’s apprenticed to a Folkestone draper.

Starring Paul Daneman, Mark Straker, Nickolas Grace, Kathryn Hurlbutt and Rosalind Ayres.

1905 novel by HG Wells telling the story of a young man's battle to improve his lot in life.

Adapted by Michelene Wandor in five-parts.

HG Wells ... Paul Daneman
Kipps ... Mark Straker
Chitterlow ... Nickolas Grace
Miss Walshingham ... Kathryn Hurlbutt
Emily ... Rosalind Ayres
Uncle .... John Hollis
Aunt ... Jane Wenham
Sid Pornick ... Michael Jenner
Ann ... Moir Leslie
Driver ... Jon Strickland
Mr Shalford .. Michael Bilton
Carshot ... Christopher Biggins
Buggins ... John Webb
Flo ... Helen Atkinson-Wood
Chester Coote .... Christopher Good
Henry Walshingham ... Spencer Banks
Miss Lomax ... Margot Boyd

Music by Ilona Sekacz.

Director: Martin Jenkins.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1984.


MON 11:00 TED Radio Hour (m0016pb4)
Series 9

The Beauty Ideal

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

Manoush Zomorodi and journalist Elise Hu explore the idea of beauty – and how it can be shaped by global norms and vested interests.

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


MON 11:50 Inheritance Tracks (m0016pb6)
Trisha Goddard

TV presenter Trisha Goddard shares I Want You Back by The Jackson 5 and Say Ladeo by Bobby McFerrin.


MON 12:00 Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (b007jr9f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 The Emerald Green Show (b076c11b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 A Walk in the Dark (m000lz5m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 Dick Francis (b007mdwv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 The Suspicions of Mr Whicher by Kate Summerscale (b009ppjg)
Episode 1

Deborah Findlay reads from Kate Summerscale's account of a Victorian murder case that gripped the nation.

The crime: One summer's night in 1860 an unimaginably gruesome murder takes place in a remote Georgian country house. The household reverberates with shock, not least because it seems the murderer is still among them.

Called to the scene is Jack Whicher of Scotland Yard, the most celebrated detective of his day, whose methods go on to influence the writing of Wilkie Collins, Charles Dickens, and Arthur Conan-Doyle. With only an inept local police force to help him, he faces an unenviable task - to solve a case in which all the grieving family are suspects.

Read by Deborah Findlay
Abridged by Doreen Estall
Producer: Justine Willett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2008.


MON 14:15 The Invention of Murder by Judith Flanders (b00xcd9n)
1. The Ratcliffe Highway Murders

"We are a trading community - a commercial people. Murder is, doubtless, a very shocking offence; nevertheless, as what is done is not to be undone, let us make our money out of it." Punch, 1842

Over the course of the nineteenth century, murder - in reality a rarity - became ubiquitous: transformed into novels, into broadsides and ballads, into theatre and melodrama. Seeing therein the foundation of modern notions of crime, "The Invention of Murder" explores this fascination with deadly violence by relating some of the century's most gripping and gruesome cases and the ways in which they were commercially exploited.

The Ratcliffe Highway murders of 1811 were particularly dreadful: two separate sets of killings in which seven people lost their lives. It was a case that shocked the nation - this was half as many people as had been murdered in the entire previous year throughout England and Wales - and forced the establishment to rethink the policing of major cities.

By Judith Flanders.

Read by Robert Glenister.
Abridged by David Jackson Young.
Produced by Kirsteen Cameron.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2011.


MON 14:30 The Body of Art (b00kt8r3)
Bob Dickinson talks to performance artists who have used their own bodies as a site for art, and in doing so challenged the limits of what it means to be human.

In 2008 the Australian artist, Stelarc, began a project in which he grew a genetically-cloned ear on his left arm. This cloned organ will, after continuing surgery, be fitted with a microphone and linked to the internet, so that we will all be able to listen, from our PCs, to what Stelarc is hearing through his 'extra ear'. At the same time, the French artist, Orlan, produced an installation, Harlequin Coat, which uses recombinant DNA technology to fuse living cells taken from her body with the cells of other humans, and animals.

Bob Dickinson talks to these artists and others, including Marina Abramovic, Franko B and the Chinese artist He Yun Chang, and asks them what makes them want to endure discomfort, pain and isolation. He reports on the way in which certain artists are now moving away from the limited space of their bodies, fascinated by the way technology and genetic engineering are remapping our understanding of the self.

Presenter/Producer: Bob Dickinson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2009.


MON 15:00 HG Wells (m0001n5n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 Counterpoint (b010m2fd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 16:30 Getting Nowhere Fast (b00n5vsq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


MON 17:00 Sneakiepeeks (b00pckm1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 17:30 The Unbelievable Truth (m0016gzr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 18:00 The Interplanetary Notes of Ambassador B (b03vd7cs)
Episode 1

Ambassador B should be inspecting minor planets of far-away suns for the peaceful Interplanetary Commonwealth. Instead, her recorded reports reveal that she is veering off-course, pursuing a vendetta and bringing anything but peace.

Mind-bending, interstellar fun and adventure from Sony Gold-winning writer Ed Harris.

Ambassador B inspects a planet which encourages free speech. But where no one has a word to say about her predecessor, Ambassador A.

Produced and directed by Jonquil Panting.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2014.


MON 18:15 Ghost Story (b0bqhly2)
Midnight Express by Alfred Noyes

Little does 12 year-old Mortimer realise that a book from his father’s library sets out his own future.

Joss Ackland reads the first of five tales to chill the blood.

Written by Alfred Noyes, ‘The Midnight Express’ is a short story, barely six pages in length. Set in the early 1900s, it spans thirty-eight years of the life of Mortimer, who is trying to escape himself, but finds he can’t.

Abridged and produced by Richard Dunn.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1986.


MON 18:30 A Good Read (b03vf07v)
Tracy-Ann Oberman and Richard Herring

Comedian Richard Herring and actor Tracy-Ann Oberman discuss their favourite books with Harriett Gilbert.

Richard Herring's choice: Slaughterhouse 5 by Kurt Vonnegut
Published by Vintage

Tracy-Ann Oberman's choice: Random Acts of Senseless Violence by Jack Womack
Published by Gollancz

Harriett Gilbert's choice: Vanished Years by Rupert Everett
Published by Abacus

Producer Beth O'Dea

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2014.


MON 19:00 Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (b007jr9f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 The Emerald Green Show (b076c11b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 A Walk in the Dark (m000lz5m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 Dick Francis (b007mdwv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 TED Radio Hour (m0016pb4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:50 Inheritance Tracks (m0016pb6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:50 today]


MON 22:00 The Unbelievable Truth (m0016gzr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 The Sinha Carta (b051s4qh)
Magna Carta is a document, over 800 years old, that surprisingly few people have read, considering how important it is.

Luckily for you, comedian and quizzer Paul Sinha (The Chase) has read it, and it turns out it's ace, especially if you love keeping your own timber and hate fishing traps in the River Medway.

Get ready as Paul will be explaining why what’s in it is in it - how it came to be - and guide you through some of its 63 clauses of medieval Latin.

He'll also supply some new, modern clauses, for a Magna Carta fit for a modern Britain.

Written and performed by Paul Sinha.

Producer: Ed Morrish

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2015.


MON 23:00 The News Quiz (m0016hhs)
Series 108

Episode 1

Series 108 of the topical quiz where Andy Zaltzman grabs the week’s headlines and hurls them at four of the nation’s best comedians and journalists.

This week Andy is joined by Hugo Rifkind, Felicity Ward, Daliso Chaponda and Eleanor Tiernan.

Producer: Richard Morris
Production co-ordinator: Katie Baum
A BBC Studios Production


MON 23:30 Sarah Millican's Support Group (b0113086)
Series 2

3. 'I'm a cherry childless and proud of it'

"I'm childless and proud of it"

"I'd like to be romantic but I have a voice that makes children cry"

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
Jenny ...... BridgetChristie
Keith ...... Joe Wilkinson

Written by Sarah Millican.

Producer: Lianne Coop

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2011



TUESDAY 26 APRIL 2022

TUE 00:00 The Interplanetary Notes of Ambassador B (b03vd7cs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:15 Ghost Story (b0bqhly2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:15 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 A Good Read (b03vf07v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 A Walk in the Dark (m000lz5m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 Dick Francis (b007mdwv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 The Suspicions of Mr Whicher by Kate Summerscale (b009ppjg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:15 The Invention of Murder by Judith Flanders (b00xcd9n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 The Body of Art (b00kt8r3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 HG Wells (m0001n5n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 Counterpoint (b010m2fd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:30 Getting Nowhere Fast (b00n5vsq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 Sneakiepeeks (b00pckm1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 The Unbelievable Truth (m0016gzr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 A Walk in the Dark (m000lzj1)
2. Hostile Witness

DC ‘Birdie’ Partridge has an amateur sidekick. But is she potentially the next victim?

Patrick Mower stars as Southampton Detective Constable ‘Birdie’ Partridge.

Chris Boucher's vintage crime serial about the mystery disappearance of a passenger from an ocean liner.

DC ‘Birdie’ Partridge …. Patrick Mower
Ruth Cobb …. Helen Atkinson Wood
Daryl Kennedy …. John Rowe
Hotel Receptionist …. John Hollis
Server in Chip Shop …. John Warner

Producer: Gerry Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1981.


TUE 06:30 Dick Francis (b007mx06)
Proof

5. The Diary

Mystery for Tony and Flora - is her son back from Australia? And can a diary unlock the mystery?

Nigel Havers stars as Tony Beach.

Dick Francis's thriller dramatised by Ernest Dudley.

Tony Beach …. Nigel Havers
Commentator …. Michael Kilgarriff
Flora …. Jennifer Piercey
Orkney …. Edward de Souza
Isabella …. Avril Clark
Gerard …. George Parsons
Chief Sup. Wilson …. Manning Wilson

Producer: Matthew Walters

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1987.


TUE 07:00 Fags, Mags and Bags (b0938c6y)
Series 7

Cumulus Nimbus

Alok's former best friend at school returns to Lenzie to host a film audition. Fraser Linlithgow is now a big hit in Hollywood, and Alok is keen to cash in on his fame.

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
Fraser Linlithgow ...... Sean Biggerstaff
Bishop Briggs ...... Michael Redmond
Mr Hepworth ...... Tom Urie
Paella Fieldings ...... Kate Brailsford.

Producer: Gus Beattie for Gusman Productions

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


TUE 07:30 Teatime (m000fx1w)
Episode 3

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.

In an attempt to prove to Donna - and to himself - that he’s got his life back on track, Joe (Glenister) starts a new business venture, working from home as a Wellness Coach. Two problems: one, he knows nothing about wellness. And two, the home he’s decided to work from is Vicky and Rav’s. Despite their misgivings, Vicky and Rav (Edwards and Puwanarajah), Donna (Spiro) and the rest of the family can’t help but be sucked in by Joe’s enthusiasm.

Meanwhile Lisa (Redford) is suffering from an acute bout of selective deafness, and Uncle Bob (Brandon) makes a spirited attempt at the world record for number of marshmallows in mouth. 44 to beat.

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


TUE 08:00 The Goon Show (b09z7br2)
The Missing Scroll

Can ace translator Neddie Seagoon recover the lost ancient manuscript of Purdom?

Starring Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe.

Beginning in May 1951 as 'Crazy People', The Goon Show ran for 10 series stretching the boundaries of radio comedy in new and influential directions concluding in January 1960.

The team reunited in October 1972 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the BBC for The Last Goon Show of All.

Scripted by Spike Milligan and Eric Sykes.
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 February 1955.


TUE 08:30 One Foot in the Grave (b007jn39)
In Luton Airport No-One Can Hear You Scream

Victor and Margaret Meldrew return from their holiday in Greece. What could possibly go wrong..?

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 Jon Glover, Ainslee Foster and Paul Rogan.

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 February 1995.


TUE 09:00 The News Quiz (m0016hhs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:30 Do Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me (b0076sdr)
Series 2

Lulu's Back in Town

Musician Roy panics when his wife's vivacious sister takes best pal George out for dinner. Stars Don Warrington. From June 2005.


TUE 10:00 HG Wells (m0001mfw)
Kipps

2. Kipps Learns Something to his Advantage

Artie Kipps’ life – and fortune - changes dramatically when he answers an advertisement in a newspaper.

Starring Paul Daneman, Mark Straker, Nickolas Grace, Kathryn Hurlbutt and Rosalind Ayres.

1905 novel by HG Wells telling the story of a young man's battle to improve his lot in life.

HG Wells ... Paul Daneman
Kipps ... Mark Straker
Miss Walshingham ... Kathryn Hurlbutt
Emily ... Rosalind Ayres
Uncle .... John Hollis
Aunt ... Jane Wenham
Chitterlow ... Nickolas Grace
Sid Pornick ... Michael Jenner
Ann ... Moir Leslie
Mr Shalford .. Michael Bilton
Carshot ... Christopher Biggins
Buggins ... John Webb
Flo ... Helen Atkinson-Wood
Chester Coote .... Christopher Good
Old Bean .... Jon Strickland

Adapted by Michelene Wandor.

Music by Ilona Sekacz.

Director: Martin Jenkins.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1984.


TUE 11:00 Archive on 4 (b00kmhl4)
Lynne Truss - Did I Really Ask That?

Lynne Truss shares her personal treasure trove of interviews with world-famous writers.

Between 1980 and 1990, Lynne was a part-time arts journalist, meeting and interviewing many giants of the theatre, including Arthur Miller, Tom Stoppard, Simon Gray, Athol Fugard and Anthony Minghella.

For over 20 years these audio cassettes gathered dust in her garage, but now Lynne airs them and finds out, with horror and humour, what her younger self was like as an interviewer, and what she learnt from meeting these great talents.

Producer: Sara Jane Hall

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2009.


TUE 12:00 The Goon Show (b09z7br2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 One Foot in the Grave (b007jn39)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 A Walk in the Dark (m000lzj1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 Dick Francis (b007mx06)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 The Suspicions of Mr Whicher by Kate Summerscale (b009ppjj)
Episode 2

Deborah Findlay continues Kate Summerscale's account of the Victorian murder case that shook the nation

Celebrated detective Jack Whicher has been called to a remote country house, Road Hill, in Wiltshire in 1860 to investigate the horrific murder of a young child. Most shockingly of all, perhaps, it seems the killer is among the household.

Convinced that the local police's chief suspect is innocent, Whicher begins to piece together the family history of those at Road Hill House. Before long, he uncovers a web of deception and concealment going back decades. Everyone seems guilty, because everyone has something to hide. But not all of them are murderers...Finally, convinced that his instincts are correct, he makes an arrest that shocks disbelieving locals.

Read by Deborah Findlay
Abridged by Doreen Estall
Producer: Justine Willett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2008.


TUE 14:15 The Invention of Murder by Judith Flanders (b00x8hl2)
2. Origins of Modern Policing

Over the course of the nineteenth century, murder - in reality a rarity - became ubiquitous: transformed into novels, into broadsides and ballads, into theatre and melodrama. "The Invention of Murder" explores the Victorian fascination with deadly violence by relating some of the century's most gripping and gruesome cases and the ways in which they were commercially exploited.

Despite rising crime figures - and increasingly crowded cities - the public were reluctant to accept the establishment of an organised police force. This episode examines the reasons for that unwillingness and offers a fascinating insight into the origins of modern policing.

By Judith Flanders.

Read by Robert Glenister.
Abridged by David Jackson Young.
Produced by Kirsteen Cameron.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2011.


TUE 14:30 Death By Chocolate (b00ybzdh)
Heavenly chocolate - so good it must be bad!

Comedian Jo Brand unwraps the confection’s history of decadence and deceit.

Jo discovers a cunning plan for a chocolate mousetrap and gets to make her own Easter bunny using the best chocolate in the world.

With the help of:

Joanna Crosby
Paul A Young
RIchard Witts
Dr Ricky Singh
Laura McCurry

Producer: Viv Beeby

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2007.


TUE 15:00 HG Wells (m0001mfw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 The Museum of Curiosity (b09kxt2b)
Series 12

Episode 1

Professor of Ignorance John Lloyd and his curator Sally Phillips welcome:

* The satirical comedy impressionist Rory Bremner
* The presenter of the BBC World Service's The Arts Hour Nikki Bedi
* The award-winning writer who makes you thirsty for beer, Pete Brown.

The Museum's Guest Committee find out about the boy-elephant-god Ganesh, and why the direction his trunk is pointing in is so important; reveal the last British soldier to bring down an enemy with a longbow, and enter George Orwell's favourite non-existent pub.

Researched by QI & Mike Turner.

Producers: Richard Turner, Anne Miller & James Harkin.

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


TUE 16:30 Do Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me (b0076sdr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


TUE 17:00 Fags, Mags and Bags (b0938c6y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 17:30 Teatime (m000fx1w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 18:00 The Interplanetary Notes of Ambassador B (b03vgd9l)
Episode 2

Ambassador B should be inspecting minor planets of far-away suns for the peaceful Interplanetary Commonwealth. Instead, her recorded reports reveal that she is veering off-course, pursuing a vendetta and bringing anything but peace.

Mind-bending, interstellar fun and adventure from Sony Gold-winning writer Ed Harris.

Pursuing her missing sister into the uncharted planets of the Tundra, Ambassador B finds a world of constant war.

Produced and directed by Jonquil Panting.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2014.


TUE 18:15 Ghost Story (b0br5g4n)
The Crowd by Ray Bradbury

After Mr Spallner crashes his car, people start to gawp but it’s only the beginning of the horror.

Joss Ackland reads five tales to chill the blood.

Ray Bradbury's dark tale about humanity. ‘The Crowd’ has as its focal point the psychological truth that all people are attracted to and even thrive upon the pain and the problems of their fellow humans. It was possibly triggered when Bradbury was writing ‘Something Wicked This Way Comes’ where the protagonist, Charles Halloway, echoes the same dark truth when he says that "man salts his life with others' sorrows."

Abridged and produced by Richard Dunn.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1986.


TUE 18:30 Soul Music (b06ry20g)
Series 21

Nimrod

Edward Elgar's incomparable Nimrod, and the part it plays in people's lives, is explored this week:

Composed as part of the Enigma Variations in the latter part of the 19th century, Nimrod was inspired by Elgar's friend and music editor, Augustus Jaeger.

In an interview for this programme, Jaeger's granddaughter, Gillian Scully, talks about her grandfather and describes hearing her own granddaughter playing Nimrod at a school concert.

The Right Reverend Nigel McCulloch - National Chaplain to the Royal British Legion - talks about hearing it played at the Festival of Remembrance in the Royal Albert Hall stirring memories of his own father who died in WW2, and serving as a reminder of all those lost or injured in war.

Margaret Evison's son, Lieutenant Mark Evison of the Welsh Guards, was killed in Afghanistan in 2009. Nimrod played an important part in his funeral which was held at The Guard's Chapel in London.

For Lord Victor Adebowale, Chief Executive of the charity Turning Point, Nimrod is a piece that reminds him of his father and the struggles he had as a Nigerian immigrant to the UK.

Composer and conductor, Paul Spicer, plays through Nimrod at the piano exploring why it is a piece that stirs such deep emotions.

Producer: Karen Gregor

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2015.


TUE 19:00 The Goon Show (b09z7br2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 One Foot in the Grave (b007jn39)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 A Walk in the Dark (m000lzj1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 Dick Francis (b007mx06)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 Archive on 4 (b00kmhl4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 22:00 Teatime (m000fx1w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 The Nick Revell Show (b007jp51)
Series 1

Headache

Struggling writer Nick's mate Craig proves a headache, while Vince the geranium encounters a bee

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 23:00 The Pin (b08yqb9k)
Series 3

Stocks

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

In this episode, in a bid to diversify, Alex and Ben are attempting to enter the world of high finance...

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

A BBC Studios Production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in July 2017.


TUE 23:30 The Million Pound Radio Show (b007jq9d)
Series 2

Episode 7

Talking dolphins - and bible sponsorship. Andy Hamilton and Nick Revell's sharp-edged topical humour. From October 1986.



WEDNESDAY 27 APRIL 2022

WED 00:00 The Interplanetary Notes of Ambassador B (b03vgd9l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:15 Ghost Story (b0br5g4n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:15 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 Soul Music (b06ry20g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 A Walk in the Dark (m000lzj1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 Dick Francis (b007mx06)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 The Suspicions of Mr Whicher by Kate Summerscale (b009ppjj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday]


WED 02:15 The Invention of Murder by Judith Flanders (b00x8hl2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Tuesday]


WED 02:30 Death By Chocolate (b00ybzdh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 HG Wells (m0001mfw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 The Museum of Curiosity (b09kxt2b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:30 Do Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me (b0076sdr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 Fags, Mags and Bags (b0938c6y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 Teatime (m000fx1w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 A Walk in the Dark (m000m0tv)
3. Unofficial Investigations

Ruth Cobb 's brother has died in mysterious circumstances while on a sea voyage from Australia to England.

Despite being ordered not to, ‘Birdie’ and DS Dunne keep investigating. Meanwhile Ruth is making her own enquiries and is facing danger....

Patrick Mower stars as Detective Constable ‘Birdie’ Partridge.

Chris Boucher's vintage crime serial about the mystery disappearance of a passenger from an ocean liner.

DC ‘Birdie’ Partridge …. Patrick Mower
Ruth Cobb …. Helen Atkinson Wood
DS Dunne …. Geoffrey Matthews
Hotel Receptionist …. John Hollis
Superintendent …. Alan Dudley
Mrs Flanders …. Heather Bell
Detective …. Crawford Logan
Jones …. Derek Pollitt
Minicab Driver …. Martin Friend
Hotel Landlord …. Peter Tuddenham

Producer: Gerry Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1981.


WED 06:30 Dick Francis (b007n1gf)
Proof

6. Visitors

Wine merchant Tony Beach has to deal with some unwanted visitors to his store.

Nigel Havers stars as Tony Beach.

Dick Francis's thriller dramatised by Ernest Dudley.

Tony Beach …. Nigel Havers
Flora …. Jennifer Piercey
Gerard …. George Parsons
Paul Young …. Stuart Organ
Charter Jun/P.C. …. Kim Wall
Sgt. Ridger …. Stephen Hattersley
Mrs Palissey …. Sheila Grant

Producer: Matthew Walters

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1987.


WED 07:00 Ed Reardon's Week (b00y5hvy)
Series 7

Writer in Residence

Fed up with everything on the radio originating from Cambridge, Ed decides to immerse himself in popular culture and retunes away from Radio Four. The new outlook on the world that Radios 1, 2 and 5 bring to Ed proves fortuitous when his daughter, Eli, manages to secure him an interview at her husband's university.

So it is that Ed finds himself 'Writer in residence' with all the benefits that this affords, including discussing the merits of the worst Lady Gaga wardrobe malfunction of the year.

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
Professor Judith ...... Rachel Atkins
Announcer ...... Lewis Macleod
Ping ...... Barunka O'Shaughnessy
Felix ...... John Fortune
Eli ...... Lisa Coleman
Bill ...... Darren Boyd
Pearl ...... Rita May
Olive ...... Stephanie Cole
Stan ...... Geoffrey Whitehead

Produced by Dawn Ellis

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2011.


WED 07:30 The Confessional (m000vgfs)
Series 1

The Confession of Dr Phil Hammond

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 Marian Keyes, Cariad Lloyd, Joan Bakewell, Suzi Ruffell, Clarke Peters and many more.

This week, Phil Hammond, doctor, journalist and the medical correspondent for Private Eye, delivers some eye watering accounts of youthful mistakes, dubious diagnoses and Twitter storms.

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 (b00898pr)
Series 5

East Cheam Drama Festival

Rivalling Edinburgh and Salzburg - three short plays as the Lad welcomes us to East Cheam Repertory Company.

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 (m0016pb8)
The Return of The Preventers

A four-part comedy series which pays homage to the cult action adventure shows of the sixties and seventies.

2: The Return of the Preventers

Last week evil mastermind Mordick was destroyed when Atlantasia exploded. Or was he?
Could he have escaped by laser beam? Will he bid to take over the world again, or can he be prevented? Call for The Preventers!

Written by and starring Morwenna Banks, Chris England and Robert Harley.
With Ed Devereaux, Desmond Llewelyn, Neil Mullarkey and John Irwin.

Music by Peter Baikie
Producer: Phil Clarke

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1996.


WED 09:00 The Write Stuff (b009tvdp)
Series 11

Hans Christian Andersen

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

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

Author of the week is Hans Christian Andersen.

Reader: Beth Chalmers

Producer: Katie Marsden

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2008.


WED 09:30 1834 (b01137b8)
What Century Are You Living In?

Jason Slater is a 21st-century English teacher from Cheadle Hulme who wakes in 19th-century Macclesfield.

In Jim Poyser's riotous comedy of transportation and delight, Jason discovers he's now Tarquin, third son of Lord Belport with a faithful valet, Ned who can't explain what's happened.

He's also acquired a suspicious brother, Henry; a spurned ex-girlfriend, Millicent, now going out with Henry; and an over excited Luddite-cum-cauliflower farmer.

Jason Slater ...... Michael Begley
Ned ...... Joe Caffrey
Hoskins ...... Kenneth Alan Taylor
Lord Belport ...... Mark Chatterton
Henry ...... James Nickerson
Luddite ...... Toby Hadoke
Millicent ...... Julia Rounthwaite

Directed at BBC Manchester by Polly Thomas.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2003.


WED 10:00 HG Wells (m0001ngm)
Kipps

3. Kipps Gets Engaged

Artie Kipps gets engaged to Miss Walshingham but his thoughts return to his childhood sweetheart Ann.

Starring Paul Daneman, Mark Straker, Nickolas Grace, Kathryn Hurlbutt and Rosalind Ayres.

1905 novel by HG Wells telling the story of a young man's battle to improve his lot in life.

HG Wells ... Paul Daneman
Kipps ... Mark Straker
Miss Walshingham ... Kathryn Hurlbutt
Chitterlow ... Nickolas Grace
Uncle .... John Hollis
Aunt ... Jane Wenham
Sid Pornick ... Michael Jenner
Ann ... Moir Leslie
Carshot ... Christopher Biggins
Buggins ... John Webb
Flo ... Helen Atkinson-Wood
Chester Coote .... Christopher Good
Miss Coote .... Helena Breck
Henry Walshingham .... Spencer Banks
Mrs Walshingham .... Penelope Lee

Adapted by Michelene Wandor.

Music by Ilona Sekacz.

Director: Martin Jenkins.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1984.


WED 11:00 Isy Suttie's Guide to Love and Romance (m000f7pr)
3. Everlasting Love and Breaking Up

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: Bob and Marie'

Producer: Stephen Garner

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


WED 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b00898pr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 Fab TV (m0016pb8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 A Walk in the Dark (m000m0tv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 Dick Francis (b007n1gf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 The Suspicions of Mr Whicher by Kate Summerscale (b009ppjl)
Episode 3

Deborah Findlay continues Kate Summerscale's account of the Victorian murder case that shook the nation

Detective Inspector Whicher's prime suspect, Constance Kent, is brought before the judge at Temperance Hall to face questions about the murder of her younger brother Saville.

After a convincing performance by Constance's defence team, Whicher's case seems to be crumbling. And, even worse, his own morals and working methods are brought into question...With the release of Constance, and then of the police's suspect, nursemaid Elizabeth Gough, the nation is gripped by 'detective fever' as the truth seems as elusive as ever...

Read by Deborah Findlay
Abridged by Doreen Estall
Producer: Justine Willett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2008.


WED 14:15 The Invention of Murder by Judith Flanders (b00xcdk9)
3. Red Barn Murder

Over the course of the nineteenth century, murder - in reality a rarity - became ubiquitous: transformed into novels, into broadsides and ballads, into theatre and melodrama. "The Invention of Murder" explores the Victorian fascination with deadly violence by relating some of the century's most gripping and gruesome cases and the ways in which they were commercially exploited.

The decreasing age of the British population - in the 1820s half the country was under 25 - meant there was a lucrative market for lively entertainment. Children flocked to penny gaffs: unlicensed theatres which offered cheap entertainment, often dramatisations of notorious murders. One of the most infamous, the Red Barn Murder of 1828, was being performed as a melodrama even before the prime suspect was put on trial.

By Judith Flanders.

Read by Robert Glenister.
Abridged by David Jackson Young.
Produced by Kirsteen Cameron.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2011.


WED 14:30 Miles Jupp and the Plot Device (b06sny8v)
How many stories are there in the world?

According to William Wallace Cook, dime novelist and prolific producer of American pulp, there were precisely 1,462 and in Plotto, his "Master Book of All Plots", he anatomised them all in the service of struggling writers everywhere. Plotto, published in 1928, was nothing less than a manual of fictional devices, intended to sit on a writer's shelf between the dictionary and the thesaurus.

Miles Jupp investigates the Plot Device that promises to make writing eas.

With the help of crime writers:

Val McDermid
John Harvey

Producer: David Stenhouse

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2015.


WED 15:00 HG Wells (m0001ngm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 The Write Stuff (b009tvdp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


WED 16:30 1834 (b01137b8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


WED 17:00 Ed Reardon's Week (b00y5hvy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 17:30 The Confessional (m000vgfs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 18:00 The Interplanetary Notes of Ambassador B (b03vgf43)
Episode 3

Ambassador B should be inspecting minor planets of far-away suns for the peaceful Interplanetary Commonwealth. Instead, her recorded reports reveal that she is veering off-course, pursuing a vendetta and bringing anything but peace.

Mind-bending, interstellar fun and adventure from Sony Gold-winning writer Ed Harris.

She may have hired a gun-slinging companion, but Ambassador B is about to be disarmed in a way she never dreamed of.

Produced and directed by Jonquil Panting.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2014.


WED 18:15 Ghost Story (m00016b8)
A Little Place Off The Edgware Road by Graham Greene

On a rainy night, a chilling encounter in a dark theatre leads a man to question his sanity.

Joss Ackland reads five tales to chill the blood.

In Graham Green's tale, Craven has a recurrent nightmare in which the dead walk in and out of each other's graves, without decaying. A visit to a cinema does nothing to allay his anguish.

Abridged and produced by Richard Dunn.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1986.


WED 18:30 How Tickled Am I? (b007jp6m)
Series 1

Ken Dodd

"Did you know that a laugh is something that comes out of a hole in your face? Anywhere else and you’re in dead trouble!"

Mark Radcliffe profiles the career of Knotty Ash’s most famous son, Ken Dodd.

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 (b00898pr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 Fab TV (m0016pb8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 A Walk in the Dark (m000m0tv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 Dick Francis (b007n1gf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 Isy Suttie's Guide to Love and Romance (m000f7pr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 22:00 The Confessional (m000vgfs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 Lemn Sissay's Homecoming (b05tl3jt)
London

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 second of two shows was recorded in front of an audience in Lemn's adopted home of London. But he is still perhaps more closely associated with Manchester. He arrived there at the age of 18 with a birth certificate, a fist full of poems and a mouth. It was about to become Madchester. He grew into the talented adopted son of a wonderful, dysfunctional family and thrived. His poems have become landmarks throughout the city. He's tattooed its body. And then he left. He just left.

Talking to Lemn about his journey are Mancunian broadcaster Terry Christian, and artistic director of the Southbank Centre, Jude Kelly.

Lemn Sissay is the author of five collections of poetry. He has 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 the Southbank Centre, and an (hon) doctor of letters. His radio documentary Child of the State was nominated for the 2010 Sony Awards. 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.

Written and performed by Lemn Sissay,

Producer: Ed Morrish

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2015.


WED 23:00 The Pin (b08zdffq)
Series 3

Christmas

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

In this episode, Alex and Ben are putting out a Christmas special - in the height of summer, to avoid competition....

Written and performed by Ben Ashenden and Alex Owen.
Featuring Mark Benton, Margaret Cabourn-Smith and Liam Williams.
Produced by Sam Bryant.

A BBC Studios Production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in August 2017.


WED 23:30 Rhys James (b09pmbdw)
Rhys James Is ...

Wise

Comedian Rhys James explores different aspects of himself through live stand up, spoken word poetry and interview clips.

In this episode Rhys explores the topic of wisdom.

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? (b0076gv2)
Series 1

Heinrich Prikk's Considered Conclusions

The world's greatest philosopher demolishes every philosophy known to man, including his own.

Life would be monotonous if every dream came true....

Written and performed by comedian Simon Munnery

Producer Ed Morrish

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2003.



THURSDAY 28 APRIL 2022

THU 00:00 The Interplanetary Notes of Ambassador B (b03vgf43)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:15 Ghost Story (m00016b8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:15 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 How Tickled Am I? (b007jp6m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 A Walk in the Dark (m000m0tv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 Dick Francis (b007n1gf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 The Suspicions of Mr Whicher by Kate Summerscale (b009ppjl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:15 The Invention of Murder by Judith Flanders (b00xcdk9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 Miles Jupp and the Plot Device (b06sny8v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 HG Wells (m0001ngm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 The Write Stuff (b009tvdp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:30 1834 (b01137b8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 Ed Reardon's Week (b00y5hvy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 The Confessional (m000vgfs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 A Walk in the Dark (m000m136)
4. Mistaken Identity

Stuart Cobb died in strange circumstances. So too did Terri Seldon, a girlfriend of his.

Now his sister Ruth makes a big mistake by visiting the scene of her murder...

Patrick Mower stars as Detective Constable ‘Birdie’ Partridge.

Chris Boucher's vintage crime serial about the mystery disappearance of a passenger from an ocean liner.

DC ‘Birdie’ Partridge …. Patrick Mower
Ruth Cobb …. Helen Atkinson Wood
Daryl Kennedy…. John Rowe
Garvey …. Gregory de Polnay
Inspector …. Michael Godley
Mr Dibley …. Michael Tudor Barnes
Shop Assistant …. Patience Tomlinson

Producer: Gerry Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1981.


THU 06:30 Dick Francis (b007n9gl)
Proof

7. Man of Mystery

Kenneth Junior makes a request from hospital, and Tony learns more about the mysterious Paul Young.

Nigel Havers stars as Tony Beach.

Dick Francis's thriller dramatised by Ernest Dudley

Tony Beach …. Nigel Havers
Gerard …. George Parsons
Clerk/Delivery Man …. David Goodland
Vernon …. Tim Reynolds
Paul Young …. Stuart Organ
Quigley …. Brian Hewlett
Flora …. Jennifer Piercey

Producer: Matthew Walters

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1987.


THU 07:00 Mum's on the Run (b00tjf58)
Episode 2

Volunteering to do the Crocodile Walk into school to get brownie points with the other mothers, is not Jen's idea of fun in torrential rain.

A quiet parent's evening becomes a farcical attempt by Jen and ex-husband Keith to recreate the execution of Charles I.

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

Jen ..... Ronni Ancona
Mr Rigby ..... John Gordon Sinclair
Shelly ..... Alexis Zegerman
Vivienne/ Shania's Mum ..... Christine Kavanagh
Keith ..... Kevin Eldon
Felicity ..... Amy Dabrowa
Toby ..... Alexander Heath
Karina ..... Amaya Rowlands
Connor ..... Pip Woolley
Shania ..... Matilda Palmer
David ..... Mischa Goodman
Adam .....Caleb Hughes

Written by Alexis Zegerman.

Producer Dawn Ellis

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2010.


THU 07:30 Paul Sinha's Perfect Pub Quiz (m0016hfl)
Series 1

Round one: Literature

The problem with quizzes is that the same questions keep coming up, like “What’s the name of the only member of ZZ Top without a beard?”*. So the more quizzes you do, the more predictable they get.

Luckily, here comes quizzer, comedian and Rose d’Or winner Paul Sinha with his new series, Paul Sinha’s Perfect Pub Quiz. In each episode he invites the audience to tell him their favourite quiz questions, before offering up not just different and surprising questions, but also the fascinating stories behind the answers.

It’s facts, jokes, stories and puns – just the way you like them.

This week's show is full of questions for the Literature Round of the quiz. Paul asks about the first work of sci-fi to depict a flight to the moon, an author's curiously-labelled filing cabinet and the best-selling British writer still alive at the time of recording. The audience, meanwhile, contribute questions about unusual verbs, literary hotels, and the works of Eric Morecambe.

Written and performed by Paul Sinha
Additional material: Oliver Levy
Additional questions: The Audience

Original music: Tim Sutton

Sound engineer: Jerry Peal

Producer: Ed Morrish

A Lead Mojo production for BBC Radio 4

*Frank Beard, as you well know.


THU 08:00 The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter (b007jtg6)
Series 1

The Promotion

Gerald and Diana compete to publicize their new books.

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

CAST:

Gerald C Potter …. Ian Carmichael
Diana …. Charlotte Mitchell
with James Thomason, Anthony Smee 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 (b007md8k)
Series 3

The End of a Chapter

"The status quo does suit me rather well."

Sarah's off to Florence, but worries about her mother - and shock news from Clare.

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

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

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

Producer: Pete Atkin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1987.


THU 09:00 Foul Play (b00zljzj)
Series 4

Death and Two Copies, Please

Crime writers Tim Heald and Margaret Yorke puzzle over a case of robbery gone wrong.

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

Murder mystery panel game chaired by Simon Brett.

Producer: Liz Anstee

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1998.


THU 09:30 Clare in the Community (m0001stp)
Series 3

The Redcap

Clare has a new student social worker with an army background, which is good as she doesn't have time to toughen up her trainees...

Clare Barker is a social worker with all the politically correct jargon but none of the practical solutions. Award-winning sitcom by Harry Venning and David Ramsden.

Starring Sally Phillips as Clare, Alex Lowe as Brian, Andrew Wincott as Simon, Richard Lumsden as Ray, Gemma Craven as Helen, Ellen Thomas as Irene, Nina Conti as Megan, Mark Straker as Mr Bell, Geraldine McNulty as Colin and Mel Hudson as Peggy.

Producer: Katie Tyrrell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2006.


THU 10:00 HG Wells (m0001p39)
Kipps

4. Kipps finds the Course of True Love a Little Muddy

Artie Kipps re-connects with his childhood sweetheart Ann but fails to mention his fiancée.

1905 novel by HG Wells adapted by Michelene Wandor.

H G Wells …. Paul Daneman
Kipps …. Mark Straker
Masterman …. Nigel Anthony
Sid …. Michael Jenner
Waiter/Sid Revel …. John Rye
Ann …. Moir Leslie
Chitterlow …. Nickolas Grace
Henry Walshingham …. Spencer Banks
Miss Walshingham …. Kathryn Hurlbutt
Fanny …. Theresa Streatfeild
Baby Walt …. Judy Bennett
Clergyman/Driver …. Arnold Diamond
Mrs Bindon Botting …. Maggie McCarthy
Aunt …. Jane Wenham

Music by Ilona Sekacz.

Director: Martin Jenkins.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1984.


THU 10:55 Leonard Rossiter - In a Nutshell (b00sj8xc)
An Instant Opinion

"Nowadays, the key question in any political or philosophical movement is, "Can we get it on a badge?"

Leonard Rossiter (1926-1984) delivers a satirical musing on the effect of slogans on badges and t-shirts.

Written by Barry Pilton.

Producer: Louise Purslow

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1981.


THU 11:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m0016p9t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


THU 11:45 The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry (m000fvyj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]


THU 12:00 The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter (b007jtg6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 After Henry (b007md8k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 A Walk in the Dark (m000m136)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 Dick Francis (b007n9gl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 The Suspicions of Mr Whicher by Kate Summerscale (b009ppjn)
Episode 4

Deborah Findlay continues Kate Summerscale's account of the Victorian murder case that shook the nation

1865. Bow Street, London. One April morning, Constance Kent, now 21, arrives at the magistrate's Court to confess a murder. On being told she will be sent for trial, Constance sighs, as if in relief.

After a short trial, in which Constance pleads guilty, the judge passes the death sentence, and Constance's notoriety is assured. Her crime is extolled in broadside ballads of the day, and her figure takes pride of place in Madame Tussaud's, Chamber of Horrors. But for a cold-blooded child murderer Constance has aroused an extraordinary level of sympathy, and within a matter of weeks, Queen Victoria spares her life. Only after the trial, do Constance's motives begin to come to light. Yet, somehow, the murder still doesn't add up....

Read by Deborah Findlay
Abridged by Doreen Estall
Producer: Justine Willett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2008.


THU 14:15 The Invention of Murder by Judith Flanders (b00xf8nz)
4. Adelaide Bartlett

Over the course of the nineteenth century, murder - in reality a rarity - became ubiquitous: transformed into novels, into broadsides and ballads, into theatre and melodrama. "The Invention of Murder" explores the Victorian fascination with deadly violence by relating some of the century's most gripping and gruesome cases and the ways in which they were commercially exploited.

As the century progressed, so did advances in medical knowledge and expert witnesses were soon playing a major part in criminal trials. This episode looks at the sensational case of Adelaide Bartlett, who was accused of murdering her husband with chloroform in 1886. Newspapers and magazines pored over lurid details of the Bartletts' marriage and the case was responsible for inspiring a rash of fiction.

By Judith Flanders.

Read by Robert Glenister.
Abridged by David Jackson Young.
Produced by Kirsteen Cameron.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2011.


THU 14:30 The Six Faces of Henry VIII (b00kj2dy)
With the help of writers, historians, musicologists, film buffs and Alan Bennett, Ian Hislop sets out to analyse six images of Henry VIII which turn out to be rather better portraits of the periods in which they were created than they are historical insights into the King himself. However, given that his most famous portrait, by Hans Holbein, is itself an artfully drawn propaganda tool we shouldn't be all that surprised.

Henry has always been associated with numeric scale. The eighth Henry with six wives; nothing associated with him comes in ones and twos. And so it is with the images of our glowering, beefy, puffy-cheeked monarch. The range is enormous, from Hans Holbein's splay-footed heavyweight to the surly althleticism of Jonathan Rhys Meyers in BBC One's The Tudors.

Shakespeare produced an understandably careful dramatic portrait, but the Director Alexander Korda used his 1930's film The Private Life of Henry VIII to show us Charles Laughton as the consumate spoilt brat, a glutton with the heart of a valiant schoolboy and the stomach of several kings. This was the first time we saw a Henry who chucked chicken bones over his shoulder, slapped his thigh and laughed loudly, sure in the knowledge that the world would laugh with him.

And then there are the Operatic versions supplied in the 19th century by Saint Saens and Donnizetti respectively. Here Henry is more monster than man alongside the sad heroines Katherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn. They were, of course, coming from a rather more Catholic perspective. Meanwhile in Restoration History books he's a seventeenth century Hercules.

So who gets closest to the real King?

Ian Hislop enjoys nothing better than debunking myth, and there's plenty of myth that has accrued around Henry, or as the music-hall song had him 'our 'Enery'. But there's quite a lot of truth as well, not about the King but about the ages in which he was re-created. It seems that he and his doings are a perennial story for 'our' times, whenever those times might be.

But if the various images of Henry only serve to enlighten us about other periods long after the Tudors should we resort to the simple shock tactics of Alan Bennett's savy teacher in The History Boys and say 'for Henry VIII think Stalin?' Who better to answer that than Alan Bennett himself who joins Ian to create a sixth and, for our age, a final image of Henry VIII.

Producer: Tom Alban

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2009.


THU 15:00 HG Wells (m0001p39)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 15:55 Leonard Rossiter - In a Nutshell (b00sj8xc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:55 today]


THU 16:00 Foul Play (b00zljzj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


THU 16:30 Clare in the Community (m0001stp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


THU 17:00 Mum's on the Run (b00tjf58)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 17:30 Paul Sinha's Perfect Pub Quiz (m0016hfl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 18:00 The Interplanetary Notes of Ambassador B (b03vgq1x)
Episode 4

Ambassador B should be inspecting minor planets of far-away suns for the peaceful Interplanetary Commonwealth. Instead, her recorded reports reveal that she is veering off-course, pursuing a vendetta and bringing anything but peace.

Mind-bending, interstellar fun and adventure from Sony Gold-winning writer Ed Harris.

Landing on an unknown rock, Ambassador B gets a cheery welcome, dinner and even a movie. Too bad the armrests have handcuffs.

Produced and directed by Jonquil Panting.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2014.


THU 18:15 Ghost Story (m00019gr)
Laura by Robert Aickman

Over the years, a beautiful and seemingly ageless woman enters Andrew’s life, then promptly disappears.

Joss Ackland reads five tales to chill the blood.

In Robert Aikman’s tale, meek bank worker, Andrew, attends a party where he meets an older woman called Laura. They head upstairs to one of the bedrooms, where Laura tells Andrew that she loves him and then goes to make a phone call promising to return. She doesn't…

Abridged and produced by Richard Dunn.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1986.


THU 18:30 Great Lives (b0bf59s3)
Series 46

Simon Evans on JS Mill

Towards the end of his comic rant about the descent of man, Simon Evans does something very dangerous. He starts to read out to his audience an extract of John Stuart Mill. Potential comedy death?

In this programme he explains why the famous Victorian philosopher with the squirly hair is his idea of genius.
As well as On Liberty, Mill wrote The Subjection of Women and was the first member of Parliament to call for women's right to vote.

Joining him and Matthew Parris is Professor Anne Phillips of the London School of Economics.

Producer: Miles Warde

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2018.


THU 19:00 The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter (b007jtg6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 After Henry (b007md8k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 A Walk in the Dark (m000m136)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 Dick Francis (b007n9gl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m0016p9t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


THU 21:45 The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry (m000fvyj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]


THU 22:00 Paul Sinha's Perfect Pub Quiz (m0016hfl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 Brian Gulliver's Travels (b01mk5nk)
Series 2

Hermicia

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 Hermicia where charity is strangely in abundance.

Brian Gulliver ..... Neil Pearson
Rachel Gulliver ..... Mariah Gale
Kalfa ..... Colin Hoult
Mena ..... Nina Conti
Boria ..... Martin Treneman
Doctor ..... Patrick Brennan
Rimanda ..... Amaka Okafor

Producer: Steven Canny

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2012.


THU 23:00 The Price of Happiness (b08vxt0v)
Series 2

Middle Class Status

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.

Kate looks at the subject of middle class status. Perhaps it's partly a Northern thing, but Kate is conflicted about buying ciabatta and living life in a Cath Kidston and Emma Bridgewater glow. What's wrong with putting ketchup bottles on the table and retaining flat vowels?

Although she feels this might have cost her over the course of her career, the price of keeping up Middle Class Appearances is equally costly. You've got to buy a house for a start (£272,000 on average), a middle class car like a Mondeo (£20,750) and have middle class children like Araminta and Horace (£133,000 each). However, is it hypocritical to say that you're not middle class if you've got a degree, a dog called Norbert and a Moleskin notebooks habit?

Kate asks the audience to be her Class Identity Counsellors and decide whether she is more waitress than Waitrose.

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 Rhys James (b09qfwt5)
Rhys James Is ...

Rhys James Is...

Rhys James Is...

Comedian Rhys James explores different aspects of himself through live stand up, spoken word poetry and interview clips.

In this final episode Rhys reads a letter he wrote to his future self when he was 10.

'You don't need to find out who you are. It's about finding out who you is".

Last in the series.

Written and performed by... Rhys James
Rhys's mum and dad... Rhys's mum and dad
Music by... Steve Dunne
Sound by... David Thomas
Produced by... Carl Cooper

This is a BBC Studios production


THU 23:45 Where Did It All Go Wrong? (b0076gyj)
Series 1

Dorrigo

A comedic take on a rough tough job in Oz and getting cancer

Written and performed by Simon Munnery

Producer Ed Morrish

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2003.



FRIDAY 29 APRIL 2022

FRI 00:00 The Interplanetary Notes of Ambassador B (b03vgq1x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:15 Ghost Story (m00019gr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:15 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 Great Lives (b0bf59s3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 A Walk in the Dark (m000m136)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 Dick Francis (b007n9gl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 The Suspicions of Mr Whicher by Kate Summerscale (b009ppjn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:15 The Invention of Murder by Judith Flanders (b00xf8nz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 The Six Faces of Henry VIII (b00kj2dy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 HG Wells (m0001p39)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 03:55 Leonard Rossiter - In a Nutshell (b00sj8xc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:55 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 Foul Play (b00zljzj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:30 Clare in the Community (m0001stp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 Mum's on the Run (b00tjf58)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 Paul Sinha's Perfect Pub Quiz (m0016hfl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 A Walk in the Dark (m000m0kf)
5. The Ends Justify the Means?

After the kidnapping of Ruth Cobb, DC ‘Birdie’ Partridge gets an unexpected ally.

But an ever bigger surprise is still to come...

Patrick Mower stars as Detective Constable ‘Birdie’ Partridge.

Chris Boucher's vintage crime serial about the mystery disappearance of a passenger from an ocean liner.

DC ‘Birdie’ Partridge …. Patrick Mower
Ruth Cobb …. Helen Atkinson Wood
Daryl Kennedy…. John Rowe
Garvey …. Gregory de Polnay
Bank Clerk …. Gary Cady
Stuart Cobb …. David Timson

Producer: Gerry Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1981.


FRI 06:30 Dick Francis (b007ncw9)
Proof

8. Connections

Tony Beach and his detective chum Gerard MacGregor attempt to unearth the true identity of Paul Young. Stars Nigel Havers.

Nigel Havers stars as Tony Beach in the gripping conclusion of Dick Francis's thriller.

Tony Beach …. Nigel Havers
Gerard …. George Parsons
Paul Young …. Stuart Organ
Chief Sup. Wilson …. Manning Wilson

Dramatised by Ernest Dudley

Producer: Matthew Walters

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1987.


FRI 07:00 Says on the Tin (b00gb0bt)
Cat Food

Eliott struggles to promote gourmet cat food for an intensely conservative company.

Comedy by Christopher William Hill about an American ad man, forced to relocate to London.

Eliott Thurber ...... Michael Brandon
Esther Finn ...... Samantha Bond
Hannah Walker ...... Pippa Haywood
Pippa Walker ...... Manjeet Mann
Zadie ...... Joannah Tincey
Ted ...... Malcolm Tierney
Mrs Braden ...... Rachel Atkins

Other parts played by Stephen Critchlow, Donnla Hughes, Janice Acquah and Jill Cardo.

Producer: Liz Webb

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2009.


FRI 07:30 Stand-Up Specials (m0016pbb)
Athena Kugblenu: Magnifying Class

Athena has a conservatory (it came with the man). But what does that tell us about her identity? She’s got an aluminium hooded extractor fan and uses fabric conditioner. But does the quilted toilet roll in both of Athena’s toilets signify a working class girl done good? Or does it say that the rigid way we look at class might need a rethink? This stand up show tackles these questions and gives Athena the courage to finally live her truth as an upwardly mobile individual.

Producer... Leila Navabi
Production Coordinator... Caroline Barlow
A BBC Studios Production


FRI 08:00 Dad's Army (b007jr27)
Series 3

A Jumbo Sized Problem

The Home Guard platoon must pave the way for a convoy, but then the circus turns up.

CAST:

Captain Mainwaring …. Arthur Lowe
Sergeant Wilson …. John Le Mesurier
Corporal Jones …. Clive Dunn
Private Frazer …. John Laurie
Private Godfrey …. Arnold Ridley
Private Pike …. Ian Lavender
Warden Hodges …. Bill Pertwee
Private Walker …. Larry Martyn

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

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1976.


FRI 08:30 Bristow (b00ct8w3)
Series 1

The Great Escape

Bristow plots the summer holiday of a lifetime - in Mudsea.

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

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

Bristow …. Michael Williams
Jones …. Rodney Bewes
Mrs Purdy …. Dora Bryan
Hewitt …. Owen Brenman
Miss Sunman …. Katy Odey
Fudge …. Jon Glover
BJ …. Christopher Benjamin
Post Boy …. Simon Schatzberger
Francine …. Carol Starks
Turner …. David Ryall

Other parts played by the cast.

Music: John Whitehall

Producer: Neil Cargill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1999.


FRI 09:00 Guess What? (b064dw48)
Episode 6

Animal, vegetable or mineral?

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

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

Written by Michael Dines.

Producer: Andy Aliffe

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1998.


FRI 09:30 Millport (b00761z4)
Series 2

Dark Secrets

Irene enlists Bob's help when strange events send the tiny Scottish island into disarray.

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/Doctor ...... Lewis McLeod
Ena/Bunty ...... Gabriel Quigley
Dougie ...... Matt Costello
Bob/Minister ...... Robert Patterson

Music arranged by Olly Fox.

Producer: Lucy Bacon

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2001.


FRI 10:00 HG Wells (m0001p3q)
Kipps

5. The Kippses

Artie Kipps, our heroic draper-turned-gentleman, is building a dream home for Ann. But is his fortune lost?

Conclusion of 1905 novel by HG Wells adapted by Michelene Wandor.

H G Wells …. Paul Daneman
Kipps …. Mark Straker
Ann …. Moir Leslie
Chitterlow …. Nickolas Grace
Miss Walshingham …. Kathryn Hurlbutt
Fanny …. Theresa Streatfeild
Sid …. Michael Jenner
Masterman …. Nigel Anthony
Architect …. Brett Usher
Uncle …. John Hollis

Music by Ilona Sekacz.

Director: Martin Jenkins.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1984.


FRI 11:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m0016pbd)
Music Podcasts

Chris Pearson and Chrystal Genesis recommend podcasts exploring the power of music, and telling stories of fascinating musicians.


FRI 12:00 Dad's Army (b007jr27)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 Bristow (b00ct8w3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 A Walk in the Dark (m000m0kf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 Dick Francis (b007ncw9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 The Suspicions of Mr Whicher by Kate Summerscale (b009ppjq)
Episode 5

Deborah Findlay concludes Kate Summerscale's account of the Victorian murder case that shook the nation

1865. Millbank Prison. As Constance Kent begins her sentence in one of London's more squalid gaols, the remainder of the Kent family attempt to move on.

Now vindicated by Constance's confession, Jack Whicher's investigations become immortalised by the great crime novelists of the day.

Meanwhile, Constance's brother, William, becomes a celebrated scientist in Australia, and Constance, by contrast, ends up serving every day of her twenty-year sentence. On her release, she joins her brother in Australia, where she nurses in a lepers' colony, her past hidden from those around her. Only in 1928, with the arrival of an anonymous letter from Sydney, do the real events at Road Hill House back in 1860 finally come to light...

Read by Deborah Findlay
Abridged by Doreen Estall
Producer: Justine Willett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2008.


FRI 14:15 The Invention of Murder by Judith Flanders (b00xf9t2)
5. New Technology

Over the course of the nineteenth century, murder - in reality a rarity - became ubiquitous: transformed into novels, into broadsides and ballads, into theatre and melodrama. "The Invention of Murder" explores the Victorian fascination with deadly violence by relating some of the century's most gripping and gruesome cases and the ways in which they were commercially exploited.

The public imagination was particularly stirred when new technology was used to bring criminals to justice. This episode looks at one such case in which an enterprising railway clerk used the electric telegraph to send a description of a suspected murderer ahead of the train he was travelling on, so that the suspect could be met by police at his journey's end. And, bringing us right up to the final years of the century, how the funeral of an acclaimed actor - and murder victim - was captured on film for posterity.

By Judith Flanders.

Read by Robert Glenister.
Abridged by David Jackson Young.
Produced by Kirsteen Cameron.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2011.


FRI 14:30 The Kampala Dream House (b06086dq)
Sarah Taylor visits this remarkable children's home in Kampala, Uganda.

Amidst the slums of Kampala, MLISADA is a success story. (Music, life skills and arts for destitution alleviation.)

It's a children's home set up and run by former street kids who learned to play brass instruments. 12 years on, it cares for 90 children, teaches them music and acrobatics and they are safe from the perils of street life. Former pupils like euphonium player, Franke, have gone on to be teachers within the wider school communities of Kampala. It's supported by keen brass players from around the world – including BA pilot and trumpet player, Jim Trott who took star trumpet players Alison Balsom and Guy Barker out there last January to run music workshops with the pupils.

Sarah talks to Alison about how her involvement with the work of Brass for Africa has influenced her approach to performing on concert platforms around the world.

Most importantly, if you get to live in the Dream House, as it's known by the kids, you've got a chance of a future. A future where you can learn to be a teacher, or simply access a better school and then go on to get a better job because you've got the bedrock of living at MLISADA. And you'll be a great trumpet player too!

Producer: Sarah Taylor

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2015.


FRI 15:00 HG Wells (m0001p3q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 Guess What? (b064dw48)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


FRI 16:30 Millport (b00761z4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


FRI 17:00 Says on the Tin (b00gb0bt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 17:30 Stand-Up Specials (m0016pbb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 18:00 The Interplanetary Notes of Ambassador B (b03vh0c6)
Episode 5

Ambassador B should be inspecting minor planets of far-away suns for the peaceful Interplanetary Commonwealth. Instead, her recorded reports reveal that she is veering off-course, pursuing a vendetta and bringing anything but peace.

Mind-bending, interstellar fun and adventure from Sony Gold-winning writer Ed Harris.

Ambassador B decides to turn in her badge on the next planet she finds. But when she gets there, there's no one to surrender to.

Produced and directed by Jonquil Panting.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2014.


FRI 18:15 Ghost Story (m0001cs9)
The Tower by Marghanita Laski

A Tuscan tower fills a solitary visitor with dread. Is the cause vertigo, or something more menacing?

Joss Ackland reads five tales to chill the blood.

In Marghanita Laski’s tale, Caroline visits The Tower of Sacrifice, in Florence, built in 1535 by Niccolo de Ferremano who was said to have dabbled in black magic. She climbs the 470 steps to the top, then finds herself fighting an impulse to hurl herself off. Caroline resists and climbs back down in the darkness, counting as she goes... into the five hundreds.

Abridged and produced by Richard Dunn.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1986.


FRI 18:30 Sounds Natural (b07k0ts9)
Bernard Cribbins

From the Meadow Pipit to the Red-Backed Shrike. Actor Bernard Cribbins talks to Derek Jones about his love of bird watching, fishing and the importance of conservation - aided by recordings from the BBC Sound Archive.

Producer: John Burton.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1972.


FRI 19:00 Dad's Army (b007jr27)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 Bristow (b00ct8w3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 A Walk in the Dark (m000m0kf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 Dick Francis (b007ncw9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m0016pbd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 22:00 Stand-Up Specials (m0016pbb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 The Lawrence Sweeney Mix (b008xf49)
Series 2

Episode 3

Fom something your Dad did to something you save up for...

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 January 2008.


FRI 23:00 Mr Muzak (b095qcjy)
Series 1

Rock the Boat

Richie Webb stars as performance shy cocktail pianist Nigel Penny.

Nigel Penny's attempts to live his life in the background have been thwarted by the surprise arrival of his entrepreneurial half-brother, Pav (Paul G Raymond) who is desperate to find gigs for Nigel and his musical partner, wannabe singer Rachel (Jess Robinson).

Despite his protestations of sea-sickness, Pav books Nigel to accompany Rachel as the entertainment on a floating barge at an event hosted by Belinda (Vicki Pepperdine), an old acquaintance of Nigel's. Meanwhile Stan (Dave Lamb) is yearning to return to his homeland.

Directed by Nick Walker
Audio Production by Matt Katz
Written and produced by Richie Webb

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


FRI 23:30 Our Woman in Norton Tripton (b01r5lqr)
Comedy starring Jenny Eclair as jaded community website journalist Ros Moss.

Washed up Fleet Street Journalist Ros has ended up back in her childhood village of Norton Tripton. The only job she can get is working for her loathed ex-sister-in-law who runs the local tourist website. Ros and her nerdy cameraman Keith visit Tammington Towers, the location of the cult horror film "Woman in a Petticoat. They discover that things are still going bump in the night ...

Ros ..... Jenny Eclair
Keith ..... Mark Heap
Debra ..... Felicity Montagu
Dolly ..... Marlene Sidaway
Mrs Tammington ..... Liza Sadovy
Mr. Tammington ..... Ben Crowe

Written by Jenny Éclair and Julie Balloo

Producer: Liz Webb

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)

1834 09:30 WED (b01137b8)

1834 16:30 WED (b01137b8)

1834 04:30 THU (b01137b8)

A Good Read 18:30 MON (b03vf07v)

A Good Read 00:30 TUE (b03vf07v)

A Short History of Vampires 00:00 SAT (b00z55h6)

A Walk in the Dark 06:00 MON (m000lz5m)

A Walk in the Dark 13:00 MON (m000lz5m)

A Walk in the Dark 20:00 MON (m000lz5m)

A Walk in the Dark 01:00 TUE (m000lz5m)

A Walk in the Dark 06:00 TUE (m000lzj1)

A Walk in the Dark 13:00 TUE (m000lzj1)

A Walk in the Dark 20:00 TUE (m000lzj1)

A Walk in the Dark 01:00 WED (m000lzj1)

A Walk in the Dark 06:00 WED (m000m0tv)

A Walk in the Dark 13:00 WED (m000m0tv)

A Walk in the Dark 20:00 WED (m000m0tv)

A Walk in the Dark 01:00 THU (m000m0tv)

A Walk in the Dark 06:00 THU (m000m136)

A Walk in the Dark 13:00 THU (m000m136)

A Walk in the Dark 20:00 THU (m000m136)

A Walk in the Dark 01:00 FRI (m000m136)

A Walk in the Dark 06:00 FRI (m000m0kf)

A Walk in the Dark 13:00 FRI (m000m0kf)

A Walk in the Dark 20:00 FRI (m000m0kf)

After Henry 08:30 THU (b007md8k)

After Henry 12:30 THU (b007md8k)

After Henry 19:30 THU (b007md8k)

Agendum 22:30 SAT (b0bgrhy5)

Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section 22:00 SAT (b01rfy5w)

Archive on 4 13:00 SAT (b0bcdd8j)

Archive on 4 01:00 SUN (b0bcdd8j)

Archive on 4 11:00 TUE (b00kmhl4)

Archive on 4 21:00 TUE (b00kmhl4)

Brian Gulliver's Travels 22:30 THU (b01mk5nk)

Bristow 08:30 FRI (b00ct8w3)

Bristow 12:30 FRI (b00ct8w3)

Bristow 19:30 FRI (b00ct8w3)

Clare in the Community 09:30 THU (m0001stp)

Clare in the Community 16:30 THU (m0001stp)

Clare in the Community 04:30 FRI (m0001stp)

Counterpoint 09:00 MON (b010m2fd)

Counterpoint 16:00 MON (b010m2fd)

Counterpoint 04:00 TUE (b010m2fd)

Dad's Army 08:00 FRI (b007jr27)

Dad's Army 12:00 FRI (b007jr27)

Dad's Army 19:00 FRI (b007jr27)

Death By Chocolate 14:30 TUE (b00ybzdh)

Death By Chocolate 02:30 WED (b00ybzdh)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:00 SUN (m0016p9t)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:00 SUN (m0016p9t)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 11:00 THU (m0016p9t)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:00 THU (m0016p9t)

Desolation Jests 05:30 SAT (b086s7jt)

Dick Francis 01:30 SAT (b007mcnx)

Dick Francis 06:30 MON (b007mdwv)

Dick Francis 13:30 MON (b007mdwv)

Dick Francis 20:30 MON (b007mdwv)

Dick Francis 01:30 TUE (b007mdwv)

Dick Francis 06:30 TUE (b007mx06)

Dick Francis 13:30 TUE (b007mx06)

Dick Francis 20:30 TUE (b007mx06)

Dick Francis 01:30 WED (b007mx06)

Dick Francis 06:30 WED (b007n1gf)

Dick Francis 13:30 WED (b007n1gf)

Dick Francis 20:30 WED (b007n1gf)

Dick Francis 01:30 THU (b007n1gf)

Dick Francis 06:30 THU (b007n9gl)

Dick Francis 13:30 THU (b007n9gl)

Dick Francis 20:30 THU (b007n9gl)

Dick Francis 01:30 FRI (b007n9gl)

Dick Francis 06:30 FRI (b007ncw9)

Dick Francis 13:30 FRI (b007ncw9)

Dick Francis 20:30 FRI (b007ncw9)

Do Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me 09:30 TUE (b0076sdr)

Do Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me 16:30 TUE (b0076sdr)

Do Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me 04:30 WED (b0076sdr)

Doctor in the House 08:30 SUN (b007mwkh)

Ed Reardon's Week 07:00 WED (b00y5hvy)

Ed Reardon's Week 17:00 WED (b00y5hvy)

Ed Reardon's Week 05:00 THU (b00y5hvy)

Edgar Allan Poe 18:00 SUN (b0bpr4dj)

Edgar Allan Poe 00:00 MON (b0bpr4dj)

Edge Falls 23:00 SUN (b00drt1r)

Elizabeth Gaskell - Wives and Daughters 03:00 SAT (b007jsxz)

Fab TV 12:30 SAT (m0016j53)

Fab TV 08:30 WED (m0016pb8)

Fab TV 12:30 WED (m0016pb8)

Fab TV 19:30 WED (m0016pb8)

Fags, Mags and Bags 07:00 TUE (b0938c6y)

Fags, Mags and Bags 17:00 TUE (b0938c6y)

Fags, Mags and Bags 05:00 WED (b0938c6y)

Foul Play 09:00 THU (b00zljzj)

Foul Play 16:00 THU (b00zljzj)

Foul Play 04:00 FRI (b00zljzj)

Getting Nowhere Fast 09:30 MON (b00n5vsq)

Getting Nowhere Fast 16:30 MON (b00n5vsq)

Getting Nowhere Fast 04:30 TUE (b00n5vsq)

Ghost Story 18:15 MON (b0bqhly2)

Ghost Story 00:15 TUE (b0bqhly2)

Ghost Story 18:15 TUE (b0br5g4n)

Ghost Story 00:15 WED (b0br5g4n)

Ghost Story 18:15 WED (m00016b8)

Ghost Story 00:15 THU (m00016b8)

Ghost Story 18:15 THU (m00019gr)

Ghost Story 00:15 FRI (m00019gr)

Ghost Story 18:15 FRI (m0001cs9)

Great Lives 07:30 SAT (b0bcgt9x)

Great Lives 17:30 SAT (b0bcgt9x)

Great Lives 05:30 SUN (b0bcgt9x)

Great Lives 18:30 THU (b0bf59s3)

Great Lives 00:30 FRI (b0bf59s3)

Guess What? 09:00 FRI (b064dw48)

Guess What? 16:00 FRI (b064dw48)

HG Wells 10:00 MON (m0001n5n)

HG Wells 15:00 MON (m0001n5n)

HG Wells 03:00 TUE (m0001n5n)

HG Wells 10:00 TUE (m0001mfw)

HG Wells 15:00 TUE (m0001mfw)

HG Wells 03:00 WED (m0001mfw)

HG Wells 10:00 WED (m0001ngm)

HG Wells 15:00 WED (m0001ngm)

HG Wells 03:00 THU (m0001ngm)

HG Wells 10:00 THU (m0001p39)

HG Wells 15:00 THU (m0001p39)

HG Wells 03:00 FRI (m0001p39)

HG Wells 10:00 FRI (m0001p3q)

HG Wells 15:00 FRI (m0001p3q)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:00 WED (b00898pr)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:00 WED (b00898pr)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:00 WED (b00898pr)

How Tickled Am I? 18:30 WED (b007jp6m)

How Tickled Am I? 00:30 THU (b007jp6m)

I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue 04:00 SAT (b07m5dz2)

I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue 08:00 SAT (m000l7qh)

In Search of Originality 15:30 SUN (b01fd4v4)

In Search of Originality 03:30 MON (b01fd4v4)

Inheritance Tracks 07:10 SUN (b06822nn)

Inheritance Tracks 11:55 SUN (b06822nn)

Inheritance Tracks 14:10 SUN (b07kcmhg)

Inheritance Tracks 19:55 SUN (b06822nn)

Inheritance Tracks 02:10 MON (b07kcmhg)

Inheritance Tracks 11:50 MON (m0016pb6)

Inheritance Tracks 21:50 MON (m0016pb6)

Isy Suttie's Guide to Love and Romance 11:00 WED (m000f7pr)

Isy Suttie's Guide to Love and Romance 21:00 WED (m000f7pr)

Katarina Bivald - The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend (Omnibus) 07:20 SUN (m00055bg)

Katarina Bivald - The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend 02:15 SAT (m0004sc3)

Lady Audley's Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon (Omnibus) 14:20 SUN (b038xp87)

Lady Audley's Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon (Omnibus) 02:20 MON (b038xp87)

Lemn Sissay's Homecoming 22:30 WED (b05tl3jt)

Leonard Rossiter - In a Nutshell 10:55 THU (b00sj8xc)

Leonard Rossiter - In a Nutshell 15:55 THU (b00sj8xc)

Leonard Rossiter - In a Nutshell 03:55 FRI (b00sj8xc)

Mark Thomas: My Life in Serious Organised Crime 14:00 SAT (b007760g)

Mark Thomas: My Life in Serious Organised Crime 02:00 SUN (b007760g)

Miles Jupp and the Plot Device 14:30 WED (b06sny8v)

Miles Jupp and the Plot Device 02:30 THU (b06sny8v)

Millport 04:30 SAT (b00761w5)

Millport 09:30 FRI (b00761z4)

Millport 16:30 FRI (b00761z4)

Mr Muzak 23:00 FRI (b095qcjy)

Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont by Elizabeth Taylor (Omnibus) 06:00 SUN (b0bfxfd8)

Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont by Elizabeth Taylor 02:00 SAT (b0bfxh7g)

Mum's on the Run 07:00 THU (b00tjf58)

Mum's on the Run 17:00 THU (b00tjf58)

Mum's on the Run 05:00 FRI (b00tjf58)

My Favorite Husband 12:00 SAT (m000nwds)

One Foot in the Grave 08:30 TUE (b007jn39)

One Foot in the Grave 12:30 TUE (b007jn39)

One Foot in the Grave 19:30 TUE (b007jn39)

Our Woman in Norton Tripton 23:30 FRI (b01r5lqr)

Paul Herzberg - Dreaming Up Laura 06:00 SAT (m0016pb1)

Paul Herzberg - Dreaming Up Laura 16:00 SAT (m0016pb1)

Paul Herzberg - Dreaming Up Laura 04:00 SUN (m0016pb1)

Paul Sinha's Perfect Pub Quiz 07:30 THU (m0016hfl)

Paul Sinha's Perfect Pub Quiz 17:30 THU (m0016hfl)

Paul Sinha's Perfect Pub Quiz 22:00 THU (m0016hfl)

Paul Sinha's Perfect Pub Quiz 05:30 FRI (m0016hfl)

Podcast Radio Hour 11:00 FRI (m0016pbd)

Podcast Radio Hour 21:00 FRI (m0016pbd)

Poetry Extra 12:00 SUN (m0016p9z)

Poetry Extra 17:00 SUN (m0016p9z)

Poetry Extra 05:00 MON (m0016p9z)

Radiolab 11:00 SUN (m0016p9w)

Radiolab 19:00 SUN (m0016p9w)

Rhys James 23:30 WED (b09pmbdw)

Rhys James 23:30 THU (b09qfwt5)

Ronald Frame - Greyfriars 16:00 SUN (b00pd7d2)

Ronald Frame - Greyfriars 20:00 SUN (b00pd7d2)

Ronald Frame - Greyfriars 04:00 MON (b00pd7d2)

Sarah Millican's Support Group 23:30 MON (b0113086)

Says on the Tin 05:00 SAT (b00g4fv7)

Says on the Tin 07:00 FRI (b00gb0bt)

Says on the Tin 17:00 FRI (b00gb0bt)

Seekers 22:30 SUN (b03dvgh9)

Shakespeare: Thereby Hangs A Tale 09:00 SAT (b01ghgjn)

Shakespeare: Thereby Hangs A Tale 19:00 SAT (b01ghgjn)

Short Stories by LP Hartley 18:45 SUN (b03zm57b)

Short Stories by LP Hartley 00:45 MON (b03zm57b)

Sneakiepeeks 09:30 SUN (b00p6307)

Sneakiepeeks 07:00 MON (b00pckm1)

Sneakiepeeks 17:00 MON (b00pckm1)

Sneakiepeeks 05:00 TUE (b00pckm1)

Something to Shout About 09:00 SUN (b07mfbdk)

Soul Music 18:30 TUE (b06ry20g)

Soul Music 00:30 WED (b06ry20g)

Sounds Natural 00:30 SAT (b07h4xwy)

Sounds Natural 18:30 FRI (b07k0ts9)

Spangles 'n' Tights 08:30 SAT (b04stqd5)

Stand-Up Specials 07:30 FRI (m0016pbb)

Stand-Up Specials 17:30 FRI (m0016pbb)

Stand-Up Specials 22:00 FRI (m0016pbb)

TED Radio Hour 11:00 MON (m0016pb4)

TED Radio Hour 21:00 MON (m0016pb4)

Teatime 07:30 TUE (m000fx1w)

Teatime 17:30 TUE (m000fx1w)

Teatime 22:00 TUE (m000fx1w)

Teatime 05:30 WED (m000fx1w)

The Body of Art 14:30 MON (b00kt8r3)

The Body of Art 02:30 TUE (b00kt8r3)

The Confessional 07:30 WED (m000vgfs)

The Confessional 17:30 WED (m000vgfs)

The Confessional 22:00 WED (m000vgfs)

The Confessional 05:30 THU (m000vgfs)

The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry 10:45 SUN (m000fvyj)

The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry 21:45 SUN (m000fvyj)

The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry 11:45 THU (m000fvyj)

The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry 21:45 THU (m000fvyj)

The Emerald Green Show 08:30 MON (b076c11b)

The Emerald Green Show 12:30 MON (b076c11b)

The Emerald Green Show 19:30 MON (b076c11b)

The Goon Show 08:00 TUE (b09z7br2)

The Goon Show 12:00 TUE (b09z7br2)

The Goon Show 19:00 TUE (b09z7br2)

The Interplanetary Notes of Ambassador B 18:00 MON (b03vd7cs)

The Interplanetary Notes of Ambassador B 00:00 TUE (b03vd7cs)

The Interplanetary Notes of Ambassador B 18:00 TUE (b03vgd9l)

The Interplanetary Notes of Ambassador B 00:00 WED (b03vgd9l)

The Interplanetary Notes of Ambassador B 18:00 WED (b03vgf43)

The Interplanetary Notes of Ambassador B 00:00 THU (b03vgf43)

The Interplanetary Notes of Ambassador B 18:00 THU (b03vgq1x)

The Interplanetary Notes of Ambassador B 00:00 FRI (b03vgq1x)

The Interplanetary Notes of Ambassador B 18:00 FRI (b03vh0c6)

The Invention of Murder by Judith Flanders 14:15 MON (b00xcd9n)

The Invention of Murder by Judith Flanders 02:15 TUE (b00xcd9n)

The Invention of Murder by Judith Flanders 14:15 TUE (b00x8hl2)

The Invention of Murder by Judith Flanders 02:15 WED (b00x8hl2)

The Invention of Murder by Judith Flanders 14:15 WED (b00xcdk9)

The Invention of Murder by Judith Flanders 02:15 THU (b00xcdk9)

The Invention of Murder by Judith Flanders 14:15 THU (b00xf8nz)

The Invention of Murder by Judith Flanders 02:15 FRI (b00xf8nz)

The Invention of Murder by Judith Flanders 14:15 FRI (b00xf9t2)

The Kampala Dream House 14:30 FRI (b06086dq)

The Lawrence Sweeney Mix 15:00 SAT (b008vzdy)

The Lawrence Sweeney Mix 03:00 SUN (b008vzdy)

The Lawrence Sweeney Mix 22:30 FRI (b008xf49)

The Lost Art of Churches 02:30 SAT (b01hl41c)

The Million Pound Radio Show 23:30 TUE (b007jq9d)

The Museum of Curiosity 16:00 TUE (b09kxt2b)

The Museum of Curiosity 04:00 WED (b09kxt2b)

The News Quiz 23:00 MON (m0016hhs)

The News Quiz 09:00 TUE (m0016hhs)

The Nick Revell Show 22:30 TUE (b007jp51)

The Pin 14:30 SAT (b08y26qt)

The Pin 02:30 SUN (b08y26qt)

The Pin 23:00 TUE (b08yqb9k)

The Pin 23:00 WED (b08zdffq)

The Price of Happiness 15:30 SAT (b08twgfv)

The Price of Happiness 03:30 SUN (b08twgfv)

The Price of Happiness 23:00 THU (b08vxt0v)

The Sinha Carta 22:30 MON (b051s4qh)

The Six Faces of Henry VIII 14:30 THU (b00kj2dy)

The Six Faces of Henry VIII 02:30 FRI (b00kj2dy)

The Skivers 23:30 SAT (b00jd5jn)

The Skivers 23:30 SUN (b00jhmlm)

The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter 08:00 THU (b007jtg6)

The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter 12:00 THU (b007jtg6)

The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter 19:00 THU (b007jtg6)

The Suspicions of Mr Whicher by Kate Summerscale 14:00 MON (b009ppjg)

The Suspicions of Mr Whicher by Kate Summerscale 02:00 TUE (b009ppjg)

The Suspicions of Mr Whicher by Kate Summerscale 14:00 TUE (b009ppjj)

The Suspicions of Mr Whicher by Kate Summerscale 02:00 WED (b009ppjj)

The Suspicions of Mr Whicher by Kate Summerscale 14:00 WED (b009ppjl)

The Suspicions of Mr Whicher by Kate Summerscale 02:00 THU (b009ppjl)

The Suspicions of Mr Whicher by Kate Summerscale 14:00 THU (b009ppjn)

The Suspicions of Mr Whicher by Kate Summerscale 02:00 FRI (b009ppjn)

The Suspicions of Mr Whicher by Kate Summerscale 14:00 FRI (b009ppjq)

The Unbelievable Truth 07:30 MON (m0016gzr)

The Unbelievable Truth 17:30 MON (m0016gzr)

The Unbelievable Truth 22:00 MON (m0016gzr)

The Unbelievable Truth 05:30 TUE (m0016gzr)

The Write Stuff 09:00 WED (b009tvdp)

The Write Stuff 16:00 WED (b009tvdp)

The Write Stuff 04:00 THU (b009tvdp)

Tim Key's Suspended Sentence 23:00 SAT (b0128pyh)

Tom Wrigglesworth's Open Letters 12:30 SUN (b01hl29y)

Tom Wrigglesworth's Open Letters 17:30 SUN (b01hl29y)

Tom Wrigglesworth's Open Letters 22:00 SUN (b01hl29y)

Tom Wrigglesworth's Open Letters 05:30 MON (b01hl29y)

Transcription by Kate Atkinson (Omnibus) 13:00 SUN (b0bk1dkr)

Transcription by Kate Atkinson (Omnibus) 01:00 MON (b0bk1dkr)

Trevor Hoyle - Haunted Hospital 18:00 SAT (b0076sr6)

Trevor Hoyle - Haunted Hospital 00:00 SUN (b0076sr6)

Trueman and Riley 01:00 SAT (b00j7p9f)

Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? 08:00 MON (b007jr9f)

Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? 12:00 MON (b007jr9f)

Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? 19:00 MON (b007jr9f)

Where Did It All Go Wrong? 23:45 WED (b0076gv2)

Where Did It All Go Wrong? 23:45 THU (b0076gyj)