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SATURDAY 28 MAY 2022

SAT 00:00 Philip Levene - The Nightwatchman (m0017m4r)
Hospital staff are confounded after a patient is admitted following an accident at a frozen food company.

Philip Levene's mysterious drama.

Starring:

Hamlyn Benson
Fraser Kerr
John Ruddock
Alan Haines
Gabriel Woolf
Eva Stuart
Margaret Wolfit

Producer: Ronald Mason

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in March 1964.


SAT 00:15 Never Trust a Rabbit by Jeremy Dyson (m000hq18)
All in the Telling

Fletcher finds himself in a seedy club, with the urge to tell a story.

One of five stories from League of Gentleman writer, Jeremy Dyson

Read by Stephen Critchlow.

Producer: Lizzie Davies.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2000.


SAT 00:30 Sounds Natural (b07mvx97)
Harry Secombe

From the Hyena to the Mountain Gorilla.

Star of 'The Goon Show', actor and singer Harry Secombe talks to Derek Jones about his love of wildlife photography and travel

Aided by recordings from the BBC Sound Archive.

Producer: John Burton.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1976.


SAT 01:00 Lady in a Fog (m0017m4p)
5. The Little Doctor

Philip Odell’s investigations finally begin to reveal the connections between the murders and the blackmail.

Starring Robert Beatty.

Lester Powell's vintage thriller about the cases of a hard-nosed Irish-American private eye.

Philip Odell .... Robert Beatty
Heather McMara .... Sheila Manahan
The Lady in Mink .... Mary Wimbush
Martin Sorrowby .... John Bennett
Inspector Rigby .... Edward Jewesbury
Sergeant Levton .... Jeffrey Segal
Police Doctor .... Hugh Manning
Postman .... Frank Partington
Foreman .... Will Leighton
Dr Alexander Frey ....Trevor Martin

Producer: Martyn C. Webster

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in May 1958.


SAT 01:30 A Change in the Weather (m0005nzm)
5. The End?

A dramatic climax on the Lakeland Fells.

Is this the beginning of the end for Jiffy and Burco?

Starring Dilys Laye and Polly James.

Conclusion of Eric Pringle’s unlikely adventure about a singing duo.

Henrietta ..... Dilys Laye
Louise ..... Polly James
Jiffy Perkins ..... Peter Craze
Burco Madrid ..... John Hollis
BB ..... William Simons
Det Sgt Digly ..... Trevor Nichols
City Nigel ..... Philip Sully
Det Inspector ..... David Sinclair
John ..... Richard Tate

Director: Ian Cotterell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1988.


SAT 02:00 Clock Dance by Anne Tyler (b0bclyj5)
10. Fury

Denise is furious that Willa knows who shot her and Willa is forced to make a big decision.

Novel about family and self-discovery by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anne Tyler.

Abridged by Sian Preece.

Concluded by Barbara Barnes.

Producer: Gaynor Macfarlane

Made by BBC Scotland for BBC Radio 4 and first broadcast in August 2018.


SAT 02:15 Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray (b007jvyz)
20. Futures

The futures of Becky, Jos, Amelia and William are finally decided.

Stephen Fry concludes one of the greatest comic novels of the Victorian period.

Written by William Makepeace Thackeray.

Dramatised by Stephen Wyatt.

Becky Sharp .... Emma Fielding
Amelia …. Katy Cavanagh
Jos Sedley .... Toby Jones
William Dobbin .... Tom Smith

Director Marc Beeby

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2004.


SAT 02:30 The Frontline Prince (b0952jkk)
'This is a most rotten war unless you are actually fighting.'

Edward VIII, the king who abdicated, was deeply marked by his experience of the First World War.

Heather Jones reveals the true story of the front-line prince, drawing on new research from the Royal Archives.

Anxieties over the risks of exposing young members of the Royal Family to the realities of combat are nothing new. But the first frontline Prince of the modern age was transformed and marked by his experience: this was a time vital to the development and public image of the future King Edward VIII.

Yet his wartime role is little remembered or known. Unlike the other heads of European monarchy, Edward was constitutionally bound and politically protected.

Germany's Crown Prince was directing the forces at Verdun whilst Edward was supposed to be safely away from the front.

Heather spent four years piecing together Edward's crisis at not being allowed to serve in direct combat, and his role as an ordinary staff officer. The young prince struggled with ideas of heroism, masculinity and service as he donned khaki - and alarmed those charged with protecting him with his risk taking.

This is the story of a Prince who wanted to fight - and whose bravery turned sour in the years of conflict.

Producer: Mark Burman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2017.


SAT 03:00 Ken Whitmore - The Red Telephone Box (m000fg10)
Chief Inspector Raymond Cockfoster tries to keep his head, while those around him are being decapitated...

Starring Bob Grant

Ken Whitmore's comedy drama.

Chief Inspector Cockfoster …. Bob Grant
Detective Sergeant Frogman …. Christian Rodska
Benjamin Dobell …. John Hollis
Mrs Victrola …. Patricia England
Doctor Lamb …. Ronald Herdman
Peter Royle …. Finetime Fontayne
Angela Victrola …. Dorcas Morgan
Belinda Ruby …. Sally Edwards

Bob Grant is best remembered as cheeky cockney bus conductor Jack Harper in ITV's On The Buses, but he also made numerous radio appearances including the lead in BBC Radio 3’s Don Quixote.

Director: Alfred Bradley.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1986.


SAT 04:00 Guess What? (b068bf83)
Episode 10

Animal, vegetable or mineral?

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

On the panel:

Geoffrey Durham
Clare Frances
Chris Serle

Written by Michael Dines.

Producer: Andy Aliffe

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1998.


SAT 04:30 Millport (b00762cq)
Series 2

The Verdict

The islanders unite to try and save The Cumbrae Bar from closure.

Will Irene stay and fight with them or will she take the last ferry of the day to the mainland to the new life she's always dreamed of?

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

Music arranged by Olly Fox.

Producer: Lucy Bacon

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2001.


SAT 05:00 Says on the Tin (b00h62pp)
Face Cream

Eliott and Esther are on the brink of admitting their attraction when a young actress with a father fixation fixes on Eliott.

Starring Michael Brandon.

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
Baz ...... Inam Mirza
Max ...... Robert Lonsdale
Rutter ...... Stephen Critchlow
Angelique ...... Donnla Hughes

Other parts played by:

Janice Acquah
Jill Cardo
Jonathan Tafler
Gunnar Cauthery

Producer: Liz Webb

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2009.


SAT 05:30 Stand-Up Specials (m0017k54)
Don Biswas: Neurotopical

For years, comedian Don Biswas struggled with things most people take for granted - from telling the time to following simple directions.

Not long after graduating from university he found himself sacked from not one but two management trainee positions, and he fell into a depression. Well into his 20s, Don decided to seek medical advice and doctors told him he had Dyspraxia, ADHD and mild Asperger's Syndrome. Suddenly, everything made much more sense.

In Don Biswas: Neurotopical, Don explores how his diagnoses were his ticket out of the rat-race and how, as a result, he decided to take a keen interest in politics, much to the chagrin of his parents.

In his first stand-up comedy special for Radio 4, recorded in front of a live audience at the famous Frog and Bucket Comedy Club in Manchester, Don speaks candidly about his mental health conditions and the impact they've had on his outlook.

Written and performed by Don Biswas

Sound Engineer and Editor: Mark Burrows

Producer: Kurt Brookes

Photo credit: Steve Best

A Made In Manchester production for BBC Radio 4


SAT 06:00 Emlyn Williams - Trespass (m0017rhq)
Former countess, Christine, asks a medium to contact her dead husband.

But the consequences spark a night of terror in the foreboding Crithin Castle in Wales.

Starring Glyn Owen, Patricia Mort and Ray Smith.

A ghost story by Emlyn Williams.

Dewar .... Glyn Owen
Bill .... Alan Downer
Gwan .... Ann Lloyd
Christine .... Patricia Mort
Saviello .... Ray Smith
Mrs Amos .... Rita Street
Mrs Henting .... Nesta Harris
Mr Grice .... Windsor Davies
Maid .... Juliet Keir

Featuring music by the Don Ellis Quintet.

Producer: Herbert Davies

First broadcast on the BBC Welsh Home Service in November 1964.


SAT 07:30 Great Lives (b0bh454t)
Series 46

Cherie Blair on Dame Rose Heilbron

For Cherie Blair, leading barrister and QC, picking her great life was simple – her role model is Rose Heilbron, England's first woman judge.

When Cherie was growing up in Liverpool, Rose Heilbron was always the name that excited her grandmother the most. Rose was a barrister and when she was arguing a case before a jury in her home city, Cherie Blair's grandmother would follow her cases avidly, sometimes from the public gallery. Then she would come back and tell young Cherie all about what had gone on.

And so Heilbron became a great example of what a Liverpool girl could achieve in the law. And she had a remarkable career - first woman in silk, first to lead in a murder case, first woman treasurer of Gray's Inn.

Cherie is joined in the studio by Hilary Heilbron QC, daughter and author of the biography: 'Rose Heilbron, Legal Pioneer of the 20th century'; plus Dr John Tribe – senior lecturer in law from the University of Liverpool.

Presenter: Matthew Parris

Producer: Perminder Khatkar

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2018.


SAT 08:00 Booked (b0075lk3)
Series 2

Episode 2

Sickboy from Trainspotting jumps into Pride and Prejudice, Fred Flintstone advertises in the lonely hearts column and The Three Musketeers gets a radical reworking.

Outrageous parody, biting wit and bizarre couplings from:

Miles Kington
Mark Thomas
Dillie Keane
John Hegley

Ian McMillan chairs the irreverent literary game.

Producer: Marc Jobst

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1997.


SAT 08:30 1834 (b011vffj)
London

Trapped in 19th-century Macclesfield, bored 21st-century Jason Slater heads to London, but is waylaid by a mint-popping highwayman...

Jason is now Tarquin, the third son of Lord Belport with his faithful valet, Ned.

Jim Poyser's riotous comedy of transportation and delight.

Jason Slater ...... Michael Begley
Ned ...... Joe Caffrey
Hoskins ...... Kenneth Alan Taylor
Lord Belport ...... Mark Chatterton
Millicent ...... Julia Rounthwaite
Henry ...... James Nickerson
Highwayman ...... Toby Hadoke
Duke of Cranmere ...... John Craig

Directed at BBC Manchester by Polly Thomas.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2003.


SAT 09:00 Hardware, Software, Anywhere (m000bf2s)
Nick Baker reflects on how the impact of technology has changed, from the dawn of language to the age of virtual reality - via a three hour showcase of archive programmes and interviews.

Hour 1: HARDWARE:

* Fry's English Delight:
Stephen Fry ponders the physicality of written language, from its earliest scrawlings to the digital age.

* The Persistence of Analogue
Tech-writer Leigh Alexander says despite the boundless conveniences of the digital world, it can sometimes feel like something's been lost in the transition to an always-on virtual society.

Hour 2: SOFTWARE

Nick revisits two of the past music software formats that used to dominate.

* The Curse of the Cassette
From 1997 - Nick Baker recalls the downside of a design classic, yet much reviled format.

* The AB of CD
From 1988 - Simon Bates looks at what the then revolutionary medium would bring to pop music and Nick meets Simon Rooks from the BBC archives.

Hour 3: ANYWHERE

Nick looks at bigger changes in our physical perceptions, and experiences a new medium – Virtual Reality, as developed in the BBC Virtual Reality hub.

* The Digital Human - Between
In addition to virtual reality, Aleks Krotoski, probes a different, more subtle way in which digital tech changes our perception of personal space.

Nick rounds off his showcase with a warning from literature, and from history.

Stephen Fry joins him to discuss the 1909 novella, 'The Machine Stops' which envisages a physical world changed, if not destroyed by technology. But what happens when that technology breaks down?

Producer: Stephen Garner

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra and first broadcast in 2019.


SAT 12:00 Tales From the Mausoleum Club (b007k1w6)
The Inaudible Man

1903: a murky autumn day. The Honourable Clarence Green enters the lobby of what turns out to be one of the queerest clubs in London.

In the Smoking Room he eagerly listens to the first creepy tale of an otolaryngologist.

Starring Terence Stamp, Joss Ackland and Spike Milligan.

Star-packed curious and macabre comedy series written by Ian Brown and James Hendrie

Dr Bates ...... Terence Stamp
Wyvern ...... Joss Ackland
Psychiatrist ...... Spike Milligan
Arturo ...... Andrew Sachs
Green ...... Royce Mills
Mrs Boyle ...... Sheila Steafel
Felch ...... Michael Ripper:
Policeman ...... Arthur Smith
Hornby ...... Adam Wide

Music by Max Harris.

Producer: Paul Spencer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1987.


SAT 12:30 Chambers (b007jp12)
Series 2

Only the Lonely

John Fuller-Carp uses his masculine charms when he finds himself in competition with rival Vernon Ames.

Meanwhile, Ruth is very broody...

Clive Coleman’s sitcom set in perhaps the country's least spectacular law chambers.

John Fuller Carp ...... John Bird
Hilary Tripping ...... James Fleet
Vince ...... Jonathan Kydd
Ruth Quirke ...... Sarah Lancashire

With:

Jeremy Clyde
Joanna Monro
Tracy-Ann Oberman

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1998.


SAT 13:00 Cook and Greenaway: In Perfect Harmony (m0017l6v)
Celebrating the incredible careers of the song-writing duo Roger Cook and Roger Greenaway.

Born in Bristol, the award-winning partnership wrote some of the biggest songs in music history, for some of the biggest names.

Cook went on to have phenomenal success in Nashville and Greenaway with the Drifters in the UK.

Together they've enjoyed an unbelievable career spanning seven decades.

Producer: Tom Ryan

Made for BBC Radio Bristol and first broadcast in 2021.


SAT 14:00 John Finnemore's Double Acts (b08snhwp)
Series 2

Mercy Dash

Malcolm needs some help.

Sue has a spot of time on her hands.

Winchester beckons.

Starring Julia McKenzie and Gus Brown.

Series of two-handers written by Cabin Pressure's John Finnemore.

Malcolm ...... Gus Brown
Sue ...... Julia McKenzie

Producer: David Tyler

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


SAT 14:30 What Does the K Stand For? (b04wwgz3)
Series 2

All the Fun of the Affair

Stephen takes a nostalgic look at some "exciting" trips taken in his early years.

Stephen K Amos's sitcom about growing up black, gay and funny in 1980s South London.

Written by Jonathan Harvey with Stephen K Amos.

Himself ...... Stephen K Amos
Young Stephen ...... Shaquille Ali-Yebuah
Stephanie Amos ...... Fatou Sohna
Virginia Amos ...... Ellen Thomas
Vincent Amos ...... Don Gilet
Miss Bliss ...... Michelle Butterly
Jayson Jackson ...... Frankie Wilson

Producer: Colin Anderson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2015.


SAT 15:00 Everyone Quite Likes Justin (b01292g0)
Series 1

Episode 2

Justin is a Manchester DJ who tries to balance love, work and everything else without much success.

Now his job seems to be on the line.

Starring Justin Moorhouse, Anne Reid and Paul Copley.

Sitcom written by Justin Moorhouse and Jim Poyser.

Despite his messy life, Justin always remains positive. Every new day is a new opportunity, "When life throws you lemons, make lemonade".

Recorded in front of an audience in Manchester.

Anne Reid ..... Gran
Christine Bottomley ..... Lisa
Justin Moorhouse ..... Justin
Lloyd Langford ..... Bryn
Paul Copley ..... Ray
Susan Cookson ..... Tanya

Producer: Steven Canny

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2011


SAT 15:30 Mark Steel's in Town (b01p0rpj)
Series 4

Whitehaven

Mark Steel performs for the residents of Whitehaven.

He discusses surrealist pirates, the dubious origins of rum butter, and the un-reassuring link between rugby and nuclear power.

During his visit to the Cumbrian coastal town, he investigates the rich tapestry of remarkable events and people - everything from rivalries, slang and traditions to the eccentricities which makes them unique.

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

Written by Mark Steel.

Additional material by Pete Sinclair.

Producer: Sam Bryant

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2012.


SAT 16:00 Emlyn Williams - Trespass (m0017rhq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 Great Lives (b0bh454t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SAT 18:00 Bram Stoker - Dracula (b04y9dzf)
2. The Warmth of Strangers

Lucy Westenra is dead.

But Professor Van Helsing is determined to find out the true cause of her death, track it down, fight it and defeat it forever.

Nicky Henson stars as Count Dracula.

Bram Stoker's disturbing vampire tale of horror, re-imagined by Rebecca Lenkiewicz.

Concluding a thrilling ride through the dark psyche of Victorian England.

Count Dracula .... Nicky Henson
Dr Seward .... Charles Edwards
Renfield .... Don Gilet
Jonathan Harker .... Michael Shelford
Mina Harker .... Ellie Kendrick
Lucy Westenra .... Scarlett Brookes
Dr Van Helsing .... John Dougall
Arthur .... Joe Sims
Maid .... Christine Absalom
Policeman .... Robert Blythe
Simmons .... Patrick Brennan
Vampiress .... Sarah Thom
Vampiress .... Ellie Crook
Vampiress .... Stephanie Racine
Child .... Harper Bone
Singer .... Adriana Festeu

Director: Jessica Dromgoole.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2012.


SAT 19:00 Hardware, Software, Anywhere (m000bf2s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 4 at the Store (b007jqn6)
Series 1

Episode 4

Simon Bligh hosts more stand-up comedy.

Direct from the Comedy Store in London.

Featuring:

Matt Wellcome
Veronica McKenzie
Sean Meo.

Producer: Helen Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1998.


SAT 22:30 Thom Tuck - Goes Straight to DVD (b01rvppv)
The Olsens

Comedian Thom Tuck draws more parallels between underrated straight-to-DVD movies with captivating tales from his own life experience.

This time its the offerings from "The Olsen Twins", self made millionaires from their empire of teenage market films.

Thom looks at the journey of their success, and draws parallels with the wise (and not so wise) choices he's made in his life.

Producer: Lianne Coop.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2013.


SAT 23:00 Foley and McColl: The Interview (b0076cyy)
The Moroccan Striped Pig

The comedy duo behind the Morecambe and Wise tribute ‘The Play What I Wrote’ finally give their big interview and spill the beans to Michael Parkinson.

This time, they tell Parky about their strange first meeting.

Written by and starring Sean Foley and Hamish McColl.

Director: Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2003.


SAT 23:15 Jigsaw (b01qwgm6)
Series 1

Episode 2

Trying not to annoy your accountant – and getting really local on chat lines.

A rapid-fire and surreal sketch show.

Pieced together by stand-up comedians Dan Antopolski, Tom Craine and Nat Luurtsema.

Produced by Colin Anderson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2013.


SAT 23:30 The Odd Half Hour (b00wdh4m)
Series 2

Episode 4

A right-wing intervention and must-have board games.

Comedy sketch show which answers the questions you probably never asked:

Starring:

Kevin Bishop
Stephen K Amos
Doon Mackichan
Justin Edwards
Jessica Ransom

Written by Madeleine Brettingham, Jason Hazeley, Justin Edwards, Joel Morris, Steve Dawson, Andrew Dawson, Timothy Inman, Mike Wozniak, Henry Paker, Jane Lamacraft, James Kettle and Dale Shaw.

Producer: Simon Mayhew-Archer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2010.



SUNDAY 29 MAY 2022

SUN 00:00 Bram Stoker - Dracula (b04y9dzf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 Cook and Greenaway: In Perfect Harmony (m0017l6v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:00 John Finnemore's Double Acts (b08snhwp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:30 What Does the K Stand For? (b04wwgz3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Saturday]


SUN 03:00 Everyone Quite Likes Justin (b01292g0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:00 on Saturday]


SUN 03:30 Mark Steel's in Town (b01p0rpj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:30 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 Emlyn Williams - Trespass (m0017rhq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 Great Lives (b0bh454t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 Clock Dance by Anne Tyler (Omnibus) (b0bd72d7)
Episode 2

1960s America: Willa and her husband Peter have travelled to Baltimore in a spontaneous act of kindness.

Willa begins to meet members of the local community.

Anne Tyler's novel about family and self-discovery.

Omnibus of the last five of ten episodes abridged by Sian Preece

Read by Barbara Barnes

Producer: Gaynor Macfarlane.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2018.


SUN 07:10 Inheritance Tracks (b06knlbp)
John Thomson

The actor chooses the theme from the TV series 'Rupert the Bear' and 'Life Is Just A Game' by bass virtuoso Stanley Clarke.


SUN 07:20 Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray (Omnibus) (b008s959)
Episode 4

Becky Sharp's husband is taken to debtors' prison.

Stephen Fry narrates one of the greatest comic novels of the Victorian period.

Written by William Makepeace Thackeray.

Omnibus of the last five of twenty episodes.

Dramatised by Stephen Wyatt

Becky Sharp .... Emma Fielding
Hester …. Helen Longworth
Mr Moss …. Ian Masters
Rawdon Crawley …. Ray Coulthard
Lord Steyne …. David Calder
Lady Jane …. Jemma Churchill
Pitt .... Jon Glover
Mr Wenham …. Philip Fox
Cpt MacMurdo …. Mark Bonnar
Jos Sedley .... Toby Jones
Polly, the maid …. Joanna McCallum
William Dobbin .... Tom Smith
Mr Sedley …. Ian Masters
Amelia …. Katy Cavanagh
Mr Wenham …. Philip Fox
John Osborne .... Geoffrey Whitehead
with Stephen Fry as the narrator

Director Marc Beeby

First broadcast on Radio 4 in September 2004.


SUN 08:30 Albert and Me (b0480vfp)
Series 2

Casual Labour

Single dad Bryan is sacked and advertises for work in a local shop window.

Stars Robert Lindsay and Pat Coombs.

Single parent Bryan Archer struggles to find work while raising his baby son, Albert.

Bryan Archer ...... Robert Lindsay
Mum/Albert ...... Pat Coombs
Mrs Willis ...... Diana King
Fred ...... Harry Fowler
Vikkie ...... Sherrie Hewson
Mr Graham ...... Douglas Blackwell
Mrs Weston ...... Frances Jeater
Amateur Photographer ...... John Tordoff.

Written by Jim Eldridge.

Incidental music by Max Harris.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in April 1983.


SUN 09:00 Something to Shout About (b07shhvv)
Series 1

Episode 10

There's uproar in the ad agency when the women discover the men are getting paid more!

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 Went/Mr Barbican …. Warren Mitchell

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

Producer: Trafford Whitelock

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in September 1960.


SUN 09:30 It's a Fair Cop (b08rrb47)
Series 3

Barry the Burglar

What seems like an open and shut case of breaking, entering and stealing - becomes something else entirely.

Series in which the audience makes the policing decisions as Alfie Moore takes them through a real-life crime scenario.

Written and performed by the policeman-turned-comedian.

Script Editor: Will Ing

Producer: Alison Vernon-Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2017.


SUN 10:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m0017rw4)
Platinum Jubilee

HRH Princess Michael of Kent

From Ludwig van Beethoven to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Her Royal Highness Princess Michael shares her castaway choices with Roy Plomley.

The princess was born in Czechoslovakia, but she was educated mainly in Australia. She came to England specifically to study interior design and eventually set up her own design company. She then became an author.

In 1978, she married Prince Michael of Kent - first cousin to the Queen and grandson of George V.

Discussing events in her life, the princess chooses the eight tracks she would take to the mythical island.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1984.


SUN 10:45 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b00lt16w)
Series 1

Salamander

Sir David's first pet was a fire salamander, given to him by his father on his 8th birthday.

He also gave his own son a salamander on his 8th birthday, the legacy of which is very much alive and kicking today.

Series of talks by Sir David Attenborough on the natural histories of creatures and plants from around the world.

Producer: Julian Hector

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2009.


SUN 11:00 Radiolab (m0017rw6)
Series 9

Flop Off

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

The Radiolab team investigate a strange world.

Radiolab explores when the best of effort and intention is not enough – the world of flops. With Lulu Miller and Latif Nassir.

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


SUN 11:55 Inheritance Tracks (b06knlbp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:10 today]


SUN 12:00 Poetry Extra (m0017rw8)
Boston Calling

Poet Daljit Nagra revisits the BBC's poetry archive and selects Boston Calling featuring Benjamin Zephaniah in search of poetry and conversation with the residents and settlers in Boston, Lincolnshire.

Boston in Lincolnshire is home to many settlers from Eastern Europe and has a long history associated with immigration and migration. It's where the pilgrim fathers who conquered America came from and it has a long cultural history associated with other parts of the world, including the Netherlands.

But the UK media focus in recent years has been on how the people of the Boston of the 21st Century struggle to live side by side. This was also the Brexit hot spot of Britain during the EU referendum.

Poet Benjamin Zephaniah, himself a son of immigrants who grew up in the West Midlands visits Boston to hear, via poetry and interviews with the different people who live there, what Boston means to them.

He meets a variety of people - Romanians, Estonians, Lithuanians and Poles as well as members of the indigenous population - as they put pen to paper to convey their feelings about life in Boston and Britain more generally.

Broken English and foreign languages are mixed with the sound of the traditional Lincolnshire burr as he also hears from people who've lived in Boston all their lives.

Far from finding a town at war, as so often depicted in the media, he discovers a vibrant community who - despite their differences - seem eager to muddle along together and shape a common future.

A Made in Manchester production for BBC Radio 4

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2017.


SUN 12:30 HR (b01c7rgv)
Series 3

Disinherited

After losing their pensions, 60-something chums Sam and Peter chums resort to desperate measures.

Which now include visiting an aged - very wealthy - aunt.

Nigel Williams's comedy series stars Jonathan Pryce and Nicholas le Prevost.

Sam....Nicholas le Prevost
Peter...Jonathan Pryce
Aunt Norah... Dillie Keane
Maud...Kate Layden

Producer: Peter Kavanagh

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2012.


SUN 13:00 Sarah Millican - How to Be Champion (Omnibus) (b09b6qsp)
From the life-changing moment she discovered her talent for comedy, through to her thoughts on children, marriage and even her boobs.

Sarah Millican reads her frank and occasionally outrageous memoir.

There’s even the recipe for her favourite cake!

Omnibus of five parts.

Producer: Kirsteen Cameron.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2017.


SUN 14:10 Inheritance Tracks (b06zzgyf)
Emma Thompson

Actress Emma Thompson chooses 'Unsquare Dance' by Dave Brubeck and 'Te Recuerdo Amanda' by Victor Jara.


SUN 14:20 Winifred Holtby - South Riding (Omnibus) (b007jrn7)
Episode 1

Headmistress Sarah Burton returns to 1930s Yorkshire take up a challenging new post.

Winifred Holtby's (1898-1935) most famous novel "South Riding" was published posthumously in 1936.

It's a rich and memorable evocation of the characters of Yorkshire's South Riding, their lives, loves and sorrows.

Starring Sarah Lancashire.

Omnibus of one to five of fifteen episodes dramatised by Gill Adams.

Sarah Burton …… Sarah Lancashire
Robert Carne …… Philip Glenister
Mrs Beddows …… Carole Boyd

With:

Susan Cookson
Maggie Tagney
Donald McBride
Lucy Beaumont
Annmarie Hosell
Maya Foa

Director: Melanie Harris

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1999.


SUN 15:30 The Naughty Pictures Committees (b01nt3xk)
The British Board of Film Censors [BBFC] was set up in 1912, yet few people know that it has always been local authorities that had - and still have - the final say over what films are shown in their areas.

From the late ‘40s through to the 1970s, many councils such as Manchester and London used these powers to push back the boundaries of what was considered acceptable to public 'taste and decency'. They passed many films the BBFC had banned, causing the Board to slowly relax its views on nudity and sex in particular.

Other councils, like Sale in Cheshire, tried desperately to hold back the tide of X-rated films, insisting they could not be shown in their town without the express permission of the council - which was often denied.

In a programme made to mark the BBFC’s centenary, Laurie Taylor explores this peculiarly British system of film censorship, where the local councils have the power, whilst the BBFC has expertise but no legal powers and its certificates are only guidance.

Laurie describes how the BBFC has got much more involved with audiences and so almost eliminated the conflict with local councils that at one time threatened its very existence.

He also looks at such classics as ‘The Birth of a Baby’, the naturism film ‘Garden of Eden’, the gory ‘Joker is Wild’, the notorious ‘Ulysses’ and more.

Producer: Mike Hally

A Square Dog Radio production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in November 2012.


SUN 16:00 The Pillow Book (b0bfwxgd)
The Pillow Book

The final ever mystery for Lady Shonagon and her Lieutenant Yukinari.

The Pillow Book is a popular long-running thriller series set in 10th century Japan about an unlikely and compelling duo.

Written by Robert Forrest, it captures a strange, magical world - simultaneously utterly remote and wonderfully familiar to our own - and it tells a cracking mystery at the same time.

With the Empress Teishi dead, Lady Shonagon has been banished from the Imperial Palace and separated from her policeman. Under Imperial guard, she is sent back to her only remaining relative, her brother Takai.

But there has been no love lost between Shonagon and her brother since they were children, and Shonagon must set out once more on her own in search of her friend Saisho.

Meanwhile, the villain Ikiryo walks abroad, and no one is safe.

Shonagon ...... Ruth Gemmell
Yukinari ...... Cal MacAninch
Takai/Ikiryo ...... Simon Donaldson
Saisho ...... Victoria Liddelle
Amaterasu ...... Joanna Tope
Uke ...... Meg Fraser
Landlord/Policeman ...... Antony Strachan

Director: Lu Kemp

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


SUN 17:00 Poetry Extra (m0017rw8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 today]


SUN 17:30 HR (b01c7rgv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 today]


SUN 18:00 Nightfall (m0006sy0)
Series 1

5. From My Appointed Place Below

A young man delivers his rent to local Scottish landowner, Sir Robert Redgauntlet.

But he dies before writing him a receipt - and the money disappears.

Desperate, the young man turns to a stranger for help...

A story by Sir Walter Scott, first published in 1824.

Adapted by John Douglas.

‘Nightfall’ is a series of supernatural and horror dramas - one of Canada’s CBC Radio's most popular shows in the network’s history. Running to over 100 episodes between 1980 and 1983, it features a mix of original stories and adaptations of classic tales.

Hugh Webster .… Steeny Steenson
Chris Wiggins .… Sir Robert Redgauntlet
John Douglas .… Sir John Redgauntlet
Sandy Webster .… Dougal MacKellum
Frank Perry .… Hutcheon
John Bayliss .… The Rider In Black
Other parts played by Grant Cowan

Director: Fred Diehl

First broadcast on CBC Canada in March 1982.


SUN 18:30 David Calcutt - The Daughter of the Sea (b07zfmwh)
A seal leaves the ocean and turns into a woman. Fisherman Ishmael falls hopelessly in love.

She agrees to marry him - on one condition.

Adapted from traditional sources by David Calcutt.

Old Woman …. Mary Wimbush
Girl …. Susan Mann
Ishmael …. Stephen Tomlin
Seal-Woman …. Moir Leslie
Noah …. Jonathan Wyatt (
Jacob …. Gerry Hinks

Seal-woman's song by Sue Harris

Directed at BBC Pebble Mill by Nigel Bryant

First broadcast in Thirty Minute Theatre on BBC Radio 4 in September 1993.


SUN 19:00 Radiolab (m0017rw6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 20:00 The Pillow Book (b0bfwxgd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 today]


SUN 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m0017rw4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


SUN 21:45 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b00lt16w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today]


SUN 22:00 HR (b01c7rgv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 today]


SUN 22:30 Delve Special (b007jmm8)
Series 3

Food for Thought

There’s alarm over a new chemical additive for food.

Reporter David Lander investigates the worrying impact of N7Q.

Presented by David Lander with assistance from Stephen Fry.

Studio production by:

Mark Arden
Julia Hills
Harry Hill

Dramatic reconstructions by:

Jack Klaff
Robert Bathurst
Felicity Montagu

Researched by Tony Sarchet.

Editor: Paul Mayhew-Archer

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

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1986.


SUN 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (m00182zz)
Bilal Zafar 1/3

From 10pm until midnight, seven days a week, The Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. And tonight, Angela Barnes chats to Bilal Zafar.


SUN 23:00 The Masterson Inheritance (b007jpyh)
Series 2

Last Word to the Mastersons

Living off the land, will there be tears for the Masterson family before milking time?

Award-winning improvised historical comedy series.

Based entirely on audience suggestions - this is the unfolding saga of the Mastersons - a family at war with itself.

Starring:

Paul Merton
Josie Lawrence
Jim Sweeney
Phelim McDermott
Caroline Quentin

Producer: Phil Clarke

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1994.


SUN 23:30 John Finnemore's Double Acts (b08v8dxm)
Series 2

The Rebel Alliance

Eileen and Lizzie are both determined to enjoy the wedding. No matter what Yvonne does.

Starring Una Stubbs and Tamzin Outhwaite.

Series of two-handers written by Cabin Pressure's John Finnemore.

Lizzie ...... Tamzin Outhwaite
Eileen ...... Una Stubbs

Producer: David Tyler

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



MONDAY 30 MAY 2022

MON 00:00 Nightfall (m0006sy0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 00:30 David Calcutt - The Daughter of the Sea (b07zfmwh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 Sarah Millican - How to Be Champion (Omnibus) (b09b6qsp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:10 Inheritance Tracks (b06zzgyf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:10 on Sunday]


MON 02:20 Winifred Holtby - South Riding (Omnibus) (b007jrn7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:20 on Sunday]


MON 03:30 The Naughty Pictures Committees (b01nt3xk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:30 on Sunday]


MON 04:00 The Pillow Book (b0bfwxgd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Poetry Extra (m0017rw8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 HR (b01c7rgv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 Lady in a Fog (m0017s29)
6. A Psychological Matter

Philip Odell learns the identity of the lady in mink and why she’s involved in the blackmail.

But is she a murderer?

Starring Robert Beatty.

Lester Powell's vintage thriller about the cases of a hard-nosed Irish-American private eye.

Philip Odell .... Robert Beatty
Heather McMara .... Sheila Manahen
The Lady in Mink .... Mary Wimbush
Christopher Hampden .... James Thomason
Inspector Rlgby .... Edward Jewestmry
Sergeant Leyiton .... Jeffrey Segal
Dr Alexander Frey ....Trevor Martin
Receptionist .... Beryl Calder
Poldce Surgeon .... John Graham
Maid .... Ann Rye

Producer: Martyn C Webster

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in June 1958.


MON 06:30 Adam Dalgliesh - Cover Her Face (b008ycyr)
1. Murder

A murder in an East Anglian village reveals hidden passions beneath the calm surface.

Robin Ellis stars as detective Adam Dalgliesh in the debut crime novel of PD James.

Co-starring Sian Phillips and Hugh Grant.

Cover Her Face was first published in 1962, where the author created her famous poetry-writing detective who went on to feature in many more of her stories.

Dramatised in four-parts by Neville Teller.

Inspector Adam Dalgliesh .... Robin Ellis
Mrs Maxie …. Sian Phillips
Felix Hearne …. Hugh Grant
Deborah …. Beatie Edney
Stephen Maxie …. David Thorpe
Catherine Bowers …. Oona Beeson
Miss Liddell …. Kate Binchy
Dr Epps …. Philip Anthony
Martha …. Jill Graham
Sally Jupp …. Melanie Hudson
Mrs Webster …. Linda Polan

Producer: Matthew Walters

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1993.


MON 07:00 It's a Fair Cop (b08sndpw)
Series 3

Punching Judy

Alfie gets involved in an Enter the Dragon situation. It's as if Bruce Lee came from Scunthorpe and had been hammering the kebabs for 20 years.

Series in which the audience makes the policing decisions as Alfie Moore takes them through a real-life crime scenario.

Written and performed by the policeman-turned-comedian.

Script Editor: Will Ing

Producer: Alison Vernon-Smith

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


MON 07:30 Just a Minute (m0017k7t)
Series 89

The Ukulele, Bingo and The Pawn Shop

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

The long-running Radio 4 national treasure of a parlour game is back for a new series with subjects this week ranging from Bingo to The Pawn Shop.

Production co-ordinator: Caroline Barlow
Sound editor: Marc Willcox
Producer: Richard Morris

A BBC Studios Production


MON 08:00 Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (b007k47r)
No Hiding Place

On the day of a big England football match, Bob takes Terry to the hairdressers for a long overdue restyle.

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 Collier …. James Bolam
Bob Ferris …. Rodney Bewes
Flint …. George Layton,
Audrey …. Sheila Fearn,
Gary …. Brian Godfrey
The Vicar …. Donald Gee
Rita/The Barmaid …. Jo Beadle

Producer: John Browell

Originally lost from the archive, the audio was recovered in a BBC Treasure Hunt.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1975.


MON 08:30 Tales From the Mausoleum Club (b007k243)
Heart of Skegness

The Honourable Clarence Green becomes more entranced as he listens to a story of a journey into the very darkest part of barbarism.

Starring Jim Broadbent and Matt Frewer.

Star-packed curious and macabre comedy series set in a very exclusive London club.

Written by Ian Brown and James Hendrie.

Curtis …. Jim Broadbent
Johnson …. Matt Frewer
Captain White …. Richard Pearson
Green …. Royce Mills
Mrs Jeeves …. Sheila Steafel
The Boss …. Bill Wallis
Bannister …. Ron Pember
Welch …. Michael Ripper

Music by Max Harris.

Producer: Paul Spencer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1987.


MON 09:00 Counterpoint (b011j7v7)
Series 25

2011 Heat 9

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 ninth and final trio of 27 competitors are in London as the 25th anniversary series continues.

John Ambler from Norbury, London
Peter Kinnison from Blackheath, London
Susan Wedlake from Sevenoaks, Kent

Producer: Paul Bajoria

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2011.


MON 09:30 Bangers and Mash (b0075h5q)
Episode 5

Juan Jose's declaration of love has thrown Martina into confusion.

Katie Hims's sitcom about a chaotic catering company.

Juan Jose ...... Roger May
Carol ...... Jane Whittenshaw
Mrs Olney ...... Marlene Sidaway
Health Inspector ...... Anthony Zaki.
Jimmy ...... Gerard McDermott
Martina ...... Catherine Harvey

Director: Catherine Horn

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1999.


MON 10:00 Charles Dickens (b044ghp2)
Barnaby Rudge

Captain Midnight

When young Ned Chester is set upon by a highwaymen no-one thinks that his assailant might be connected to the violent murder of his beloved Emma's father, Reuben Haredale.

The murderer that night, five years ago, was assumed to be William Rudge, who has disappeared without trace, leaving his wife and son Barnaby to fend for themselves.

Charles Dickens's novel is set against the background of the anti-catholic riots of the 1780s.

Dramatised in three parts by Mike Walker.

Charles Dickens ..... Iain Glen
Barnaby Rudge ...... Daniel Laurie
Grip/ Miggs ...... Joanna Horton
Mary Rudge ...... Heather Craney
Captain Midnight ......Tony Bell
Simon Tappertit ...... Bryan Dick
Gabriel Varden ...... Ron Cook
Dolly Varden ...... Amaka Okafor
Geoffrey Haredale/Solomon Daisy ...... David Cann
Emma Haredale ...... Jaimi Barbakoff
John Chester ...... John MacKay
Ned Chester ...... Hubert Burton
John Willet ...... David Schofield
Joe Willet ...... Matthew Watson
Hugh ...... Ashley Kumar

Director: Jeremy Mortimer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2014.


MON 11:00 TED Radio Hour (m0017s2d)
Series 9

Special Delivery

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

Manoush Zomorodi explores what does it take to deliver a message, precious cargo, or vaccines to exactly the right place?

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


MON 11:50 Inheritance Tracks (m0017s2g)
Patrick Gale

Author Patrick Gale chooses Kathleen Ferrier singing 'The Keel Row' and 'Gabriel Faure's Piano Trio in D Minor'.


MON 12:00 Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (b007k47r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 Tales From the Mausoleum Club (b007k243)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 Lady in a Fog (m0017s29)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 Adam Dalgliesh - Cover Her Face (b008ycyr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 Fall Down Seven Times, Get Up Eight by Naoki Higashida (b08xzzb0)
Episode 1

David Mitchell translates the astonishing follow-up to the ground-breaking THE REASON I JUMP. Naoki Higashida wrote his debut when he was 13 years old - all the more extraordinary since he has 'non-verbal' autism. He finds it difficult to speak, and wrote the entire book using a low-tech Alphabet Grid of Japanese syllables, which he points at one at a time to painstakingly build words. Naoki still uses the same method today.

When the award-winning author David Mitchell, whose own son has autism, discovered Naoki's first book, he felt that for the first time his own son was talking to him about what was going on inside his head, through the words of the young author.

Now, in FALL DOWN SEVEN TIMES GET UP EIGHT, written mostly around the age of 18, we meet a clear-eyed young man learning to co-exist with a mind and body not always at his beck and call. The title of the book is borrowed from a Japanese proverb about the merits of persistence, and offers experience, advice, and hope.

Once again, Naoki pushes beyond the notion of autism as a disability, and shines a light on the autistic landscape from the inside.

Written by Naoki Higashida
Translated by David Mitchell and KA Yoshida
Read by Matthew Beard, and introduced by David Mitchell
Abridged by Robin Brooks
Produced by Allegra McIlroy.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2017.


MON 14:15 Maya Angelou's Autobiographies (b0bd7rvy)
Gather Together in My Name

Episode 1

Poet, writer, essayist, and activist Maya Angelou's extraordinary account of Afro-American life in post-war US.

It's 1945 in San Francisco. Aged 17, and a single mother, Maya falls in love.

Narrator (Older Maya) ...... Adjoa Andoh
Maya ...... Pippa Bennett-Warner
Curly ...... Sope Dirisu
Bailey ...... Paapa Essiedu
Uncle Charley ...... Anthony Ofoegbu

Dramatized by Patricia Cumper
Produced & Directed by Pauline Harris

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2018.


MON 14:30 Over the Boundary (b01ks2yp)
Kevin O Brien's century for Ireland against England in the 2011 World Cup was the fastest of all time. Irish cricket fans had waited at least a hundred years to celebrate such a victory.

Before the game there had been precious few victories, but also precious few supporters and players to celebrate them. But after the match cricket fans in Ireland slowly started a whispering chorus of texts, tweets and emails, as the enormity of their team's achievement spread from the few who understood, to the masses who didn't.

On the state broadcaster RTE's main tea time show, their chief political correspondent finished a very serious report about the ongoing coalition talks and suddenly broke into an impassioned monologue to listeners:

'I don't know if you remember the Norwegian commentator the night when Norway beat England? He started shouting 'are you listening Maggie Thatcher?'. Well -.are you listening Geoffrey Boycott? Are you listening Mick Jagger? Are you listening Oliver Cromwell? Our boys just thrashed you at cricket!'

It was an extraordinary moment. Cricket had crashed into the national consciousness. Ireland may have the third oldest cricket club in the world - Phoenix cricket club in Dublin - but in the centuries since it was established, there have been concerted efforts to ban it and relegate it to the bottom of Ireland's sporting fixtures.

Viewed as unpatriotic and a colonial imposition, the GAA - the national sporting association - banned its members from playing or watching 'foreign sports'. Playing cricket became a political decision.

Kevin Connolly tells the story of how cricket batted its way into Ireland's sporting arena.

Producer: Rachel Hooper

A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in July 2012.


MON 15:00 Charles Dickens (b044ghp2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 Counterpoint (b011j7v7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 16:30 Bangers and Mash (b0075h5q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


MON 17:00 It's a Fair Cop (b08sndpw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 17:30 Just a Minute (m0017k7t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 18:00 Host Planet Earth (m000gtl0)
1. The Beginning

On the eve of Britain’s first manned space shot, the death toll among those involved causes alarm.

‘Host Planet Earth’ is a sci-fi serial in six parts originally broadcast between July and September 1967. At that time, concerns were being raised about microbes being brought back to Earth by the American and Russian space programmes. Set in England, the British space programme is eager to compete and has gained an advantage with the invention of a propulsion system that enables exploration of distant regions of the universe within weeks instead of years

The danger of invading – or invasive - alien species is only being realised very slowly, following some bizarre and seemingly unconnected events. Has that realisation come too late?

Harold Benson .… Ian Thompson
Claire Stuart .… Brenda Bruce
Professor Tate .… Rolf Lefebvre
Professor Ormskirk .… Clive Morton
David Holland .… Alexander John
Rathbone .… Timothy Bateson
Dr Edwards .… Heron Carvic
Sister .… Beth Boyd
Nat Blakey .… Nigel Anthony
Editor .… Antony Viccars
Policeman .… Preston Lockwood

Written by Colin Cooper and Anne Howell.

Music and FX by the Radiophonic Workshop.

Producer: Nesta Pain.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in 1967.


MON 18:30 A Good Read (b03ynt6p)
Annie Mac and Kathy Lette

DJ Annie Mac and author Kathy Lette discuss their favourite books with Harriett Gilbert.

THE FAULT IN OUR STARS by John Green
Pub: Penguin

VANITY FAIR by William Makepeace Thackeray
Pub: Wordsworth Editions

OFFSHORE by Penelope Fitzgerald
Pub: Fourth Estate

Produced by Beth O'Dea

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2014.


MON 19:00 Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (b007k47r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 Tales From the Mausoleum Club (b007k243)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 Lady in a Fog (m0017s29)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 Adam Dalgliesh - Cover Her Face (b008ycyr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 TED Radio Hour (m0017s2d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:50 Inheritance Tracks (m0017s2g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:50 today]


MON 22:00 Just a Minute (m0017k7t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 Everyone Quite Likes Justin (b012fqnb)
Series 1

Episode 3

An untimely death causes a lifestyle rethink for the Manchester DJ.

Starring Justin Moorhouse, Anne Reid and Paul Copley.

Sitcom written by Justin Moorhouse and Jim Poyser.

Despite his messy life, Justin always remains positive. Every new day is a new opportunity, "When life throws you lemons, make lemonade".

Recorded in front of an audience in Manchester.

Anne Reid ..... Gran
Bernard Wrigley ..... Sven
Christine Bottomley ..... Lisa
Jim Poyser ..... Vicar
Justin Moorhouse ..... Justin
Lloyd Langford ..... Bryn
Paul Copley ..... Ray
Rachel Austin ..... Receptionist
Susan Cookson ..... Tanya

Producer ..... Steven Canny

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2011.


MON 23:00 The News Quiz (m0017kg9)
Series 108

Episode 6

Andy Zaltzman presents the News Quiz from the 2022 Hay Festival with panellists Shaparak Khorsandi, Angela Barnes, Paul Sinha and Robin Morgan. News and some (rather tenuous) links to literature combine to make a headline-book-newsfest of a show at the renowned Literature Festival.

Written by Andy Zaltzman with additional material from Alice Fraser, Max Davis and Cameron Loxdale.

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


MON 23:30 Andrew Maxwell's Public Enemies (b007jtr3)
The Food Industry

Andrew Maxwell is one of the UK's most informed and fearless stand ups.

In this series of one-off stand up shows, he uses his trademark intelligence and political incisiveness to dig behind the clichés and assumptions about four possible threats to British society: food, the internet, drugs and Nationalism.

Andrew kicks off with a look at the food industry.

From horseburgers right up to snail ice-cream, it seems like there's something wrong with every rung of the food ladder. But given that food is essential to survival, shouldn't we be clearer about what it is we want from the industry that provides it?

A series showcasing a comedian at the top of his abilities tackling difficult and important 'slow news' topics with a depth and perceptiveness that remains outside the remit of mainstream 'topical' comedy.

Written and performed by Andrew Maxwell

Script edited by Paul Byrne.
Producer: Ed Morrish

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra in October 2013.



TUESDAY 31 MAY 2022

TUE 00:00 Host Planet Earth (m000gtl0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 A Good Read (b03ynt6p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 Lady in a Fog (m0017s29)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 Adam Dalgliesh - Cover Her Face (b008ycyr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 Fall Down Seven Times, Get Up Eight by Naoki Higashida (b08xzzb0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:15 Maya Angelou's Autobiographies (b0bd7rvy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 Over the Boundary (b01ks2yp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 Charles Dickens (b044ghp2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 Counterpoint (b011j7v7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:30 Bangers and Mash (b0075h5q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 It's a Fair Cop (b08sndpw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 Just a Minute (m0017k7t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 Lady in a Fog (m0017ry6)
7. Wanted Kitty Stapleton

The case appears to be concluding for Odell, but there’s still time for one more surprise development.

Hardnosed Irish-American, Philip Odell, though not a detective, worked for the American secret service during the Second World War, which ended just five years before this plot is set. Just as he prepares to fly to Dublin from London, he meets with a friend, Heather McMara, who tells him that her brother has been killed and she asks him to investigate. To the backdrop of a London peasouper, the drama unfolds…

A serial in eight parts by Lester Powell.

Philip Odell .... Robert Beatty
Heather McMara ....Sheila Manahan
Kitty Stapleton .... Mary Wimbush
Christopher Hampden .... James Thomason
Parkin .... Harold Reese
Inspector Rigby .... Edward Jewesbury
Sergeant Leyton .... Jeffrey Segal
Jay .... Haydn Jones

Produced by Martyn C. Webster

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in June 1958.


TUE 06:30 Adam Dalgliesh - Cover Her Face (b008ypyg)
2. Investigation

Inspector Adam Dalgliesh arrives on the scene to investigate the murder of Sally Jupp in a peaceful Essex village.

Robin Ellis stars as Dalgliesh with Sian Phillips and Hugh Grant.

PD James's debut crime novel about her gentleman detective.

Inspector Adam Dalgliesh .... Robin Ellis
Mrs Maxie …. Sian Phillips
Felix …. Hugh Grant
Deborah …. Beatie Edney
Catherine …. Oona Beeson
Miss Liddell …. Kate Binchy
Stephen …. David Thorpe
Dr Epps …. Philip Anthony
Martha ... Jill Graham
Thornton/Hicks …. John Church
Sgt Martin …. Steve Hodson
Inspector Manning …. John Fleming
Police Doctor …. John Baddeley

Dramatised by Neville Teller.

Producer: Matthew Walters

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1993.


TUE 07:00 North by Northamptonshire (b00sxj24)
Series 1

Episode 4

Sheila Hancock heads a stunning cast including Mackenzie Crook, Penelope Wilton, Felicity Montagu and Kevin Eldon. This is a clever, funny and touching series about a small town in the middle of Northamptonshire as it prepares for a talent night.

Written by and also starring Katherine Jakeways.

It's Town Talent Night at last and Ken and Keith are busy fine-tuning their pet whippets' dance routine.

Everyone nervously awaits the arrival of the celebrity judge Lady Ballantyne who is unfortunately in the spotlight for being the most recent Royal racist.

Jan does her last minute preparations for her trip to Australia. Will she be going alone or could she possibly dare to dream that Jonathan might join her at the last minute?

And finally supermarket manager Rod (Mackenzie Crook) gets to take Tanya from till 4 on a date. The true measure of success will be how many packets of scampi fries they consume. Will it be just the one? Or perhaps too many to count?

Narrator ...... Sheila Hancock
Rod ...... Mackenzie Crook
Mary ...... Penelope Wilton
Jan ...... Felicity Montagu
Jonathan ...... Kevin Eldon
Esther ...... Katherine Jakeways
Keith ...... John Biggins
Frank ...... Rufus Wright
Taxi Driver ...... Rufus Wright
Lady Ballantyne ...... Lizzie Roper
Angela Lizzie Roper

Producer: Claire Jones.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2010.


TUE 07:30 Daphne Sounds Expensive (b08y2b70)
Series 2

Time Travel

After Phil blows a fortune on a spanking new time machine, the Daphne boys must use it to embark on a treacherous adventure in a desperate attempt to recoup their losses.

Join critically-acclaimed sketch trio, Daphne, as they pull out all the stops in a dazzling array of peculiar characters, whacky scenarios, dodgy remarks, curious observations, minor altercations and major peacemaking - served on a bed of catchy little numbers with a live nine-piece band.

Written by and starring: Jason Forbes, Phil Wang & George Fouracres

with Lewis Mcleod, Elizabeth Tan and Sir Willard White

Original music composed by Jeff Carpenter

Orchestrator: Simon Nathan

The live band were the London Musical Theatre Orchestra:

Musical Director - Freddie Tapner

Violin - Debs White
Cello - Nick Squires
Trumpet - Michael Maddocks
Trombone - Elliot Pooley
Tenor Sax - Joe Atkin Reeves
Drum Kit - Ben Hartley
Percussion - Ben Burton
Piano - Jon Ranger
Bass - Jack Cherry

The Production Coordinator was Hayley Sterling

It was produced by Matt Stronge and was a BBC Studios production.


TUE 08:00 The Goon Show (b007jslg)
Series 5

The White Box of Great Bardfield

Can Neddie Seagoon get rich quick by exporting Brtain's surfeit of snow?

Groundbreaking, surreal BBC radio comedy written by Spike Milligan.

Starring:
Peter Sellers
Harry Secombe
Spike Milligan

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

With the Ray Ellington Quartet and Max Geldray.

Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott.

Announcer: Wallace Greenslade

Producer: Peter Eton

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in March 1955.


TUE 08:30 King Street Junior (b007jmlv)
Series 6

A Good Read

The staff heatedly debate what constitutes ‘a good read’, with Mr Beeston as a reluctant mediator.

Created and written by Jim Eldridge.

CAST:

Mr Sims …. Karl Howman
Mr Beeston …. James Grout
Mr Holliday …. Tom Watson
Mrs Stone …. Margaret John
Mr Long …. Paul Copley
Mrs Patterson …. Deirdre Costello
Mrs Rudd …. Vivienne Martin
Miss Lewis …. Marlene Sidaway
Jeremy Foster …. Denis Lill
Chairman of the Library Committee …. Norman Jones
Iqubal …. Dean Magri
Ajaz …. Sebastian Brennan
Piano played by Max Harris.

The sixth of ten series of 'King Street Junior'. The comedy drama ran between 1985 and 1998. 'King Street Junior' Revisited ran from 2002 to 2005.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1991.


TUE 09:00 The News Quiz (m0017kg9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:30 Chambers (b007jp3w)
Series 2

The Masons

Turmoil abounds when barrister John Fuller-Carp decides becoming a Mason will improve his chances of winning cases.

Meanwhile, Ruth needs Hilary's support...

Clive Coleman’s sitcom set in perhaps the country's least spectacular law chambers.

John Fuller Carp ...... John Bird
Hilary Tripping ...... James Fleet
Ruth Quirke ...... Sarah Lancashire
Vince ...... Jonathan Kydd

With Sanjeev Bhaskar, Julie Teal and John Rowe.

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1998.


TUE 10:00 Charles Dickens (b04578k9)
Barnaby Rudge

The Maypole Falls

Dramatised by Mike Walker from Charles Dickens's novel set against the background of the anti-catholic riots of the 1780s.

Five years have passed, and Lord Gordon calls at the Maypole Inn before making his way to Westminster at the head of a riotous mob. Barnaby is recruited to the ranks of the Protestant Association, and Geoffrey Haredale, known to be a prominent catholic, finds his life in danger.

Charles Dickens ...... Iain Glen
Barnaby Rudge ...... Daniel Laurie
Grip/ Miggs ...... Joanna Horton
Mary Rudge ...... Heather Craney
Simon Tappertit ...... Bryan Dick
Gabriel Varden ...... Ron Cook
Dolly Varden ...... Amaka Okafor
Geoffrey Haredale/Solomon Daisy ...... David Cann
Emma Haredale ...... Jaimi Barbakoff
John Chester ...... John MacKay
Gashford ...... Tony Bell
Lord Gordon ...... Clive Hayward
John Willet ...... David Schofield
Hugh ...... Ashley Kumar

Directed by Jeremy Mortimer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2014.


TUE 11:00 Archive on 4 (b00sn68x)
Monsieur Non

Julian Jackson explores the contradictory and complex nature of the man who was happy to say 'yes' to making London his wartime HQ and rallying point, but 'Non' when 20 years later Britain was petitioning to join the Common Market.

In fact it's not too far-fetched to suggest that De Gaulle's apparent perversity was at least partly responsible for Britain's long-standing ambivalent feelings towards Europe and the EU over the last 50 years..

Speaking from a BBC studio on 18th June 1940, General Charles de Gaulle issued an extraordinary rallying cry to his countrymen who had just capitulated to Hitler and declared an armistice with the German Fuhrer. Attacking the actions of Marshal Petain, "whatever happens," he intoned, "the flame of French resistance must not and shall not die." From London in a steady stream of eloquent and heartfelt broadcasts across the remaining years of the war, de Gaulle kept the spirit of defiance in the face of the Nazi occupier burning strongly. London was henceforth the headquarters of the Free French forces and the power base for de Gaulle. But the general had an uncanny knack of rubbing his hosts up the wrong way, and Churchill and he were often at loggerheads. But his time in London was the making of the statesman, one of Europe's greatest twentieth century figures.

Julian Jackson, a specialist in modern French history and author of one of the best books on the French soldier-politician, traces the roots of the conundrum that was General Charles de Gaulle who died in 1970.

Producer: Simon Elmes

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2010.


TUE 12:00 The Goon Show (b007jslg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 King Street Junior (b007jmlv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 Lady in a Fog (m0017ry6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 Adam Dalgliesh - Cover Her Face (b008ypyg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 Fall Down Seven Times, Get Up Eight by Naoki Higashida (b08yf4b1)
Episode 2

With remarkable insight and openness, Naoki Higashida describes the delight of being able to communicate with others, a rare joy for him, since his autism makes it difficult for him to speak easily, or access the words he would like to say.

Naoki describes spoken language as a blue sea, on which he sits alone, stuck in a tiny boat while others swim and play - and the wonder with which he experiences being able to communicate in writing, as a magic spell which allows him to dive deep beneath the waves of language, and then break the surface, and surprise everyone.

Most of this book was written around the age of eighteen, painstakingly, Japanese syllable by syllable, using a low-tech Alphabet Grid. And, from the Alphabet Grid of the insider, he reveals the pain of being non-verbal, and the depth of love and gratitude he feels for his family. Most compellingly, he reveals autism as simply a different way of being, and of seeing.

Written by Naoki Higashida
Translated by David Mitchell and KA Yoshida
Read by Matthew Beard and introduced by David Mitchell
Abridged by Robin Brooks
Produced by Allegra McIlroy.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2017.


TUE 14:15 Maya Angelou's Autobiographies (b0bd8ffq)
Gather Together in My Name

Episode 2

Poet, writer, essayist, and activist Maya Angelou's extraordinary account of Afro-American life in post-war US.

Maya is 18 and a single mother. To thwart a seduction Maya has a business proposition and slides into the world of prostitution.

Narrator (Older Maya) ...... Adjoa Andoh
Maya ...... Pippa Bennett-Warner
Mother Cleo ...... Ellen Thomas
Johnnie Mae ...... Cecilia Noble
Beatrice ...... Ayesha Antoine

Dramatized by Patricia Cumper
Produced & Directed by Pauline Harris

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2018.


TUE 14:30 The Letters of Ada Lovelace (b069jjmg)
The Poetry of Mathematics

Dramatisation of the correspondence of Ada Lovelace, dramatised by an all-star cast, revealing the intense inner world of a young Victorian Lady who anticipated our digital age.

Ada Lovelace was the abandoned daughter of the romantic poet Lord Byron. Concerned that Ada might inherit her father’s feckless and ‘dangerous’ poetic tendencies, her single mother Lady Byron made sure she was tutored thoroughly in mathematics, and regularly prescribed ‘more maths’ to improve her mental health.

When she came out in London society, Ada met the man who would change her life, but not in the way most debutantes would have imagined. The distinguished mathematician, Charles Babbage became her life-long friend and mentor: Ada was fascinated by his steam-powered calculating machines.

Supported by her husband William, she defied society’s expectations, studying mathematics with extraordinary passion and determination when she was married with three small children; and later suggesting boldly to Babbage that he might like to work with her on his innovative thinking machines.

Ada Lovelace ...... Sally Hawkins
Lady Byron ...... Olivia Williams
Charles Babbage ...... Anthony Head
William ...... George Watkins

With Georgina Ferry

Produced by Anna Buckley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2015.


TUE 15:00 Charles Dickens (b04578k9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 The Museum of Curiosity (b09r47j3)
Series 12

Episode 6

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

* Britain's Got Talent runner-up (at the age of 14!) Jack Carroll
* Hostage negotiator Suzanne Williams
* Traveller with big ideas about mastering little things, Robert Twigger

The Museum's Guest Committee contemplate how someone changed history by choosing her bus seat carefully in 1955, what life might be like if we paid each other more attention and why all of life might actually be a simulation in a future game of Football Manager.

Researched by QI & Mike Turner.

Producers: Richard Turner and Anne Miller.

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


TUE 16:30 Chambers (b007jp3w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


TUE 17:00 North by Northamptonshire (b00sxj24)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 17:30 Daphne Sounds Expensive (b08y2b70)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 18:00 Host Planet Earth (m000gtxc)
2. The Empty Minds

Britain’s first manned space mission under way. There is still confusion as to whether the team is in danger.

‘Host Planet Earth’ is a sci-fi serial in six parts originally broadcast between July and September 1967. At that time, concerns were being raised about microbes being brought back to Earth by the American and Russian space programmes. Set in England, the British space programme is eager to compete and has gained an advantage with the invention of a propulsion system that enables exploration of distant regions of the universe within weeks instead of years

The danger of invading – or invasive - alien species is only being realised very slowly, following some bizarre and seemingly unconnected events. Has that realisation come too late?

CAST:

David Holland …. Alexander John
Claire Stuart …. Brenda Bruce
Mrs. Tate …. Marjorie Westbury
Professor Ormskirk …. Clive Morton
Doctor Edwards …. Heron Carvic
Doctor Harries …. Carleton Hobbs
Doctor Kellaway …. Douglas Hankin
Guard …. Preston Lockwood
Receptionist …. Rosalind Shanks
Harold Benson …. Ian Thompson

Written by Colin Cooper and Anne Howell.

Music and FX by the Radiophonic Workshop.

Producer: Nesta Pain.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in 1967.


TUE 18:30 Soul Music (b078y1q4)
Series 22

Feed the Birds

'Feed The Birds' was written by composers Richard and Robert Sherman for the 1964 film Mary Poppins.

Richard recalls how the song was a Walt Disney favourite and long after the film was over, Walt would call him down into his office in the late afternoon, gaze out of the window and say 'Play it.'

Karen Dotrice, who played Jane Banks in the original film, describes the experience of hearing the song sung by Julie Andrews.

Lawyer Eli McCann describes how re-watching Mary Poppins a few years ago, one snowy afternoon in Salt Lake City, was a turning point in his life, and teacher Marie Barteld remembers her love of 'Feed The Birds' as a child, and how she took the words of the song literally - much to her mother's consternation.

Series about pieces of music with a powerful emotional impact.

Producer: Sarah Conkey

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2016.


TUE 19:00 The Goon Show (b007jslg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 King Street Junior (b007jmlv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 Lady in a Fog (m0017ry6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 Adam Dalgliesh - Cover Her Face (b008ypyg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 Archive on 4 (b00sn68x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 22:00 Daphne Sounds Expensive (b08y2b70)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 Mark Steel's in Town (b01p424k)
Series 4

Tobermory

Comedian Mark Steel returns with a series, looking under the surface of some of the UK's more distinctive towns to shed some light on the people, history, rivalries, slang, traditions, and eccentricities that makes them unique.

Creating a bespoke stand-up set for each town, Mark performs the show in front of a local audience.

As well as examining the less visited areas of Britain, Mark uncovers stories and experiences that resonate with us all as we recognise the quirkiness of the British way of life and the rich tapestry of remarkable events and people who have shaped where we live.

During this 4th series of 'Mark Steel's In Town', Mark will visit Tobermory, Whitehaven, Handsworth, Ottery St Mary, Corby, and Chipping Norton.

This week, Mark visits Tobermory on the Isle of Mull, to discuss kid's TV-rage, underwear odysseys, and supercilious sea eagles.

Additional material by Pete Sinclair.
Produced by Sam Bryant.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2012.


TUE 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (m0018301)
Bilal Zafar 2/3

From 10pm until midnight, seven days a week, The Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. And tonight, Angela Barnes chats to Bilal Zafar.


TUE 23:00 What Does the K Stand For? (b04xrl8k)
Series 2

Balham's Got Talent

Who’s got talent?

Stephen K Amos's sitcom about growing up black, gay and funny in 1980s south London.

Written by Jonathan Harvey with Stephen K Amos.

Stephen K Amos … Stephen K Amos
Young Stephen … Shaquille Ali-Yebuah
Stephanie Amos … Fatou Sohna
Virginia Amos … Ellen Thomas
Vincent Amos … Don Gilet
Miss Bliss … Michelle Butterly
Jayson Jackson … Frankie Wilson
Mary ... Nadia Kamil

Producer: Colin Anderson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2015.


TUE 23:30 I've Never Seen Star Wars (b00r66c1)
Series 3

Sanjeev Bhaskar

Marcus Brigstocke invites his guest Sanjeev Baskar to try five things he really ought to have done by now, including reading PG Wodehouse.

Whether the experiences are banal or profound, the show is about embracing the new and getting out of our comfort zones.

The title comes from the fact that the show's producer and creator Bill Dare had never seen the film Star Wars.

Producer: Bill Dare

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2010.



WEDNESDAY 01 JUNE 2022

WED 00:00 Host Planet Earth (m000gtxc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 Soul Music (b078y1q4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 Lady in a Fog (m0017ry6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 Adam Dalgliesh - Cover Her Face (b008ypyg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 Fall Down Seven Times, Get Up Eight by Naoki Higashida (b08yf4b1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday]


WED 02:15 Maya Angelou's Autobiographies (b0bd8ffq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Tuesday]


WED 02:30 The Letters of Ada Lovelace (b069jjmg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 Charles Dickens (b04578k9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 The Museum of Curiosity (b09r47j3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:30 Chambers (b007jp3w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 North by Northamptonshire (b00sxj24)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 Daphne Sounds Expensive (b08y2b70)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 Lady in a Fog (m0017rzs)
8. Show Down

In the concluding episode, Odell gathers together the evidence and confronts the killer.

Hardnosed Irish-American, Philip Odell, though not a detective, worked for the American secret service during the Second World War, which ended just five years before this plot is set. Just as he prepared to fly to Dublin from London, he met with a friend, Heather McMara, who tolde him that her brother has been killed and she asked him to investigate. To the backdrop of a London peasouper, the drama unfolded.

Lester Powell’s eight-part serial concludes.

Philip Odell .... Robert Beatty
Heather McMara ....Sheila Manahan
Kitty Stapleton .... Mary Wimbush
Christopher Hampden .... James Thomason
Parkin .... Harold Reese
Inspector Rigby .... Edward Jewesbury
Sergeant Leyton .... Jeffrey Segal
Jay .... Haydn Jones
Dr Alexander Frey … .Trevor Martin
The Barman ....Ronald Baddiley
Rosie .... Hilda Schroder

Produced by Martyn C Webster

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in June 1958.


WED 06:30 Adam Dalgliesh - Cover Her Face (b008yszy)
3. Fresh Leads

As Inspector Dalgliesh continues his investigation, the evidence points to one of the family. But which one?

Robin Ellis stars as Dalgliesh with Sian Phillips and Hugh Grant.

PD James's debut crime novel about her gentleman detective.

Inspector Adam Dalgliesh …. Robin Ellis
Mrs Maxie …. Sian Phillips
Felix Hearne …. Hugh Grant
Deborah Riscoe …. Beatie Edney
Stephen Maxie …. David Thorpe
Catherine Bowers …. Oona Beeson
Derek Pullen …. David Holt
Mrs Proctor …. Jillie Meers
Johnny Wilcox/Lilly Burwood …. Susan Sheridan
Sgt Martin …. Steve Hodson
Mr Wilson …. John Fleming
Sir Reynold Price …. Jonathan Adams
Miss Malpass …. Linda Polan
The Rev Hinks …. John Church
James Ritchie …. James Telfer

Dramatised by Neville Teller.

Producer: Matthew Walters

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1993.


WED 07:00 Mrs Sidhu Investigates (b099ypq3)
Murder With Masala

She Sleeps with the Carp

Meera Syal stars as Slough's Miss Marple, as she finally solves the Lapsley Hall mystery. With Justin Edwards and Vincent Ebrabim.

The discovery of Briony's body proves Mrs Sidhu's point, but the not the way she intended. As her obsession deepens, Tez attempts an intervention. Meanwhile Lady Lucas plunges forward with wedding plans.

Mrs Sidhu's determination to solve the case leads her to the mortuary, with unsettling results for Inspector Burton's breakfast. With the wedding closing in, Mrs Sidhu juggles her problems with Mr Varma and solving the murder before the killer strikes again.

Mrs Sidhu ...... Meera Syal
Josh ...... Justin Edwards
Inspector Burton ...... Justin Edwards
Jemma ...... Amy Morgan
Briony ...... Amy Morgan
Mr Varma ...... Vincent Ebrahim
Lord Lucas ...... Vincent Ebrahim
Mrs Broghan ...... Rachel Atkins
Lady Lucas ...... Rachel Atkins
Tez ...... Hamza Jeetooa
Sergeant ...... Hamza Jeetooa

Written by Suk Pannu
Directed by Marilyn Imrie
Produced by Gordon Kennedy

An Absolutely production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in October 2017.


WED 07:30 Heresy (m0017kd4)
Series 12

Episode 1

Victoria Coren Mitchell presents a new series of the show which dares to commit heresy.

Joining Victoria Coren Mitchell to commit heresy about feelings and trigger warnings are comedians Desiree Burch and David Baddiel and artist Grayson Perry.

Written, presented, and produced by Victoria Coren Mitchell
with additional material from Dan Gaster and Charlie Skelton
Series created by David Baddiel

An Avalon production for BBC Radio 4


WED 08:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jp18)
Series 5

Hancock's War

The Lad impresses the vicar with tales of his heroic exploits in Military Intelligence.

Starring 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 May 1958.


WED 08:30 If You're So Clever, Why Aren't You Rich? (b00sxkvg)
Series 3

Rain

David is terrified that the landlord will find out he doesn't live in the flat alone. Stars Tony Slattery.

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

Written by Paul Shearer and Richard Turner.

Giles ...... Tony Slattery
David ...... Paul Bigley
Judith ...... Amanda Root

Other parts played by Paul Shearer, Richard Turner, Janet Ellis, Sue Elliott-Nicholls, and Debra Stephenson

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1998.


WED 09:00 Booked (b0075lq5)
Series 2

Episode 3

Mrs Danvers sneaks into the plot of Noel Coward's Private Lives. The Pilgrim's Progress is re-worked to include a brush with Michael Palin and assorted other media moguls.

Literary havoc from Dillie Keane, Miles Kington, Roger McGough and Mark Thomas..

Irreverent literary game chaired by Ian McMillan.

Producer: Marc Jobst

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1997.


WED 09:30 1834 (b0121lh5)
Victorian Principles

The young Queen Victoria is coming to Woolsley House for a visit. But when 21st century Jason invents the electric guitar, he unwittingly changes the course of history.....

In Jim Poyser's riotous comedy, Jason has been transported back to the 18th century as Tarquin, third son of Lord Belport with faithful valet, Ned.

Jason Slater ...... Michael Begley
Ned ...... Joe Caffrey
Hoskins ...... Kenneth Alan Taylor
Lord Belport ...... Mark Chatterton
Henry ...... James Nickerson
Queen Victoria ...... Caroline Harding

Directed at BBC Manchester by Polly Thomas.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2003.


WED 10:00 Charles Dickens (b045xz2w)
Barnaby Rudge

A City in Flames

Dramatised by Mike Walker from Charles Dickens's novel set against the background of the anti-catholic riots of the 1780s.

Gordon has lost control of the mob, which is now intent on freeing all the prisoners at Newgate. Simon Tappertit, who has taken Dolly Varden and Emma Haredale under his 'protection', tries to persuade Gabriel Varden to unlock the prison gates.

Charles Dickens ...... Iain Glen
Barnaby Rudge ...... Daniel Laurie
Grip/Miggs ...... Joanna Horton
Mary Rudge ...... Heather Craney
Simon Tappertit ...... Bryan Dick
Gabriel Varden ...... Ron Cook
Dolly Varden ...... Amaka Okafor
Geoffrey Haredale ...... David Cann
Emma Haredale ...... Jaimi Barbakoff
John Chester ...... John MacKay
William Rudge/Gashford ...... Tony Bell
John Willet ...... David Schofield
Joe Willet ...... Matthew Watson
Hugh ...... Ashley Kumar

Directed by Jeremy Mortimer.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2014.


WED 11:00 The Real Comedy Controllers: The Things That Made Us Laugh (m0017rzw)
Comedy in the 21st Century

2. The Museum of Curiosity

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

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

This time, they discuss comedy in the 21st century and to remember the golden years of BBC Entertainment. Featuring:

The Museum of Curiosity [18/01/2016 R4]

With excerpts from:

Cabin Pressure ‘Gdansk’: the betting scene [14/07/2009 R4]
Listen Against: [25/11/2008 R4]
Radio Active: The Heebeegeebees ‘Meaningless Songs’ [08/09/1981 R4]
W1A: the ‘Family Face-Off’ pitch [23/04/2015 BBC1]
I’m Sorry, I Haven’t a Clue: The Uxbridge Dictionary [13/04/2002 R4]

Series Producers: Paul Kobrak and Dixi Stewart.

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


WED 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jp18)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 If You're So Clever, Why Aren't You Rich? (b00sxkvg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 Lady in a Fog (m0017rzs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 Adam Dalgliesh - Cover Her Face (b008yszy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 Fall Down Seven Times, Get Up Eight by Naoki Higashida (b08yf4g7)
Episode 3

Naoki Higashida was thirteen before he understood the fact of his disability. His first book, written at that time, revealed a young boy with an astonishing internal life, full of wonder at the world, as well as sadness at the challenges of his condition.

Now, in FALL DOWN SEVEN TIMES, GET UP EIGHT, he looks back on his childhood with the eyes of a thoughtful young man. He describes how he couldn't, as a child, visualise a future for himself. Time's passage felt unending, like a swing he couldn't get off, while the scenery remained unchanging. Now, he has begun not only to inhabit, but also to imagine greater possibilities for his future in the neurotypical world.

Written by Naoki Higashida
Translated by David Mitchell and KA Yoshida
Read by Matthew Beard, and introduced by David Mitchell
Abridged by Robin Brooks
Produced by Allegra McIlroy.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2017.


WED 14:15 Maya Angelou's Autobiographies (b0bd8hr1)
Gather Together in My Name

Episode 3

Poet, writer, essayist, and activist Maya Angelou's extraordinary account of Afro-American life in post-war US.

Maya is struggling to find a way forward, and has returned to her Grandmother in Arkansas.

Narrator (Older Maya) ...... Adjoa Andoh
Maya ...... Pippa Bennett-Warner
Momma ...... Cecilia Noble
LC ...... Sope Dirisu
Recruiter ...... John Lightbody

Dramatized by Patricia Cumper
Produced and directed by Pauline Harris.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2018.


WED 14:30 The Letters of Ada Lovelace (b06bglnh)
Thinking Machines

In the conclusion of this dramatization of The Letters of Ada Lovelace, Georgina Ferry reveals the nature of the relationship between the young heiress, Ada Lovelace and the crusty mathematician, Charles Babbage, inventor of steam-powered calculating machines.

Despite, (or perhaps because of), constant battles with her mental and physical health, Ada pursued her interest in Babbage’s innovative engines, with zeal. She threw herself into the task of describing his Analytical Engine and writing the Notes of the engine for which she is now famous. In an extraordinary leap of imagination, she suggested that this steam-powered engine could be used for much more than just adding and subtracting - ‘for music and art perhaps’. And grasped just how many problems – and not only mathematical ones – might one day be solved by rigorous, logical analysis.

All her life Ada struggled to escape her controlling mother, Lady Byron and the legacy of her notorious and absent father, the romantic poet Lord Byron. Babbage gave her the attention and intellectual respect that neither of her parents offered. She defied convention and produced a work of astonishing prescience, predicting how steam-powered calculating machines might one day change the world. She was a flawed and fragile individual: a Victorian tech visionary.

Ada Lovelace ...... Sally Hawkins
Charles Babbage ...... Anthony Head
Lady Byron ...... Olivia Williams

With Georgina Ferry

Producer: Anna Buckley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2015.


WED 15:00 Charles Dickens (b045xz2w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 Booked (b0075lq5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


WED 16:30 1834 (b0121lh5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


WED 17:00 Mrs Sidhu Investigates (b099ypq3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 17:30 Heresy (m0017kd4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 18:00 Host Planet Earth (m000gvkz)
3. The Pattern Emerges

Deaths now occur among space project detractors. In Earth orbit, the Starfarer prepares for deep space.

‘Host Planet Earth’ is a sci-fi serial in six parts originally broadcast between July and September 1967. At that time, concerns were being raised about microbes being brought back to Earth by the American and Russian space programmes. Set in England, the British space programme is eager to compete and has gained an advantage with the invention of a propulsion system that enables exploration of distant regions of the universe within weeks instead of years

The danger of invading – or invasive - alien species is only being realised very slowly, following some bizarre and seemingly unconnected events. Has that realisation come too late?

CAST:

Nat Blakey …. Nigel Anthony
Bill Cape …. Ian Thompson
Professor Ormskirk …. Clive Morton
Rathbone …. Timothy Bateson
Claire Stuart …. Brenda Bruce
David Holland …. Alexander John
Joseph Banks …. Peter Tuddenham
Mrs Heming …. Betty Hardy
Rosemary Manning …. Barbara Mitchell
Technician …. Preston Lockwood
Schoolboys …. Spencer Shires
Schoolboys …. David Auker

Written by Colin Cooper and Anne Howell.

Music and FX by the Radiophonic Workshop.

Producer: Nesta Pain.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in 1967.


WED 18:30 How Tickled Am I? (b007lmc0)
Series 2

Robb Wilton

Mark Radcliffe profiles Robb Wilton, the variety star best remembered as Nether Backwash magistrate, Mr Muddlecombe JP.

Series exploring some of the North's best-loved and most influential comedians.

Producer: Libby Cross

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2000.


WED 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jp18)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 If You're So Clever, Why Aren't You Rich? (b00sxkvg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 Lady in a Fog (m0017rzs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 Adam Dalgliesh - Cover Her Face (b008yszy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 The Real Comedy Controllers: The Things That Made Us Laugh (m0017rzw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 22:00 Heresy (m0017kd4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 That Mitchell and Webb Sound (b03phz0k)
Series 5

Episode 5

Bonus material from David Mitchell and Robert Webb's 5th series...

Offbeat sketches from the lopsided world of David Mitchell and Robert Webb.

With Olivia Colman and James Bachman.

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2013.


WED 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (m00182zv)
Bilal Zafar 3/3

From 10pm until midnight, seven days a week, The Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. And tonight, Angela Barnes chats to Bilal Zafar.


WED 23:00 All the World's a Globe (b007k4cp)
3. The Fall of Troy. The Rise of Greece

The Fall of Troy and the Rise of Greece

The history of mankind from the first amoeba to the Second World War.

Presented by the entire cast of the National Theatre of Brent - Desmond Olivier Dingle and Wallace, aided by Mr Barker.

With guest star Juliet Stevenson.

Written by Patrick Barlow, with additional material by Jim Broadbent and Martin Duncan.

With thanks to

Patrick Barlow
Jim Broadbent
Martin Duncan

Producer: Lissa Evans

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1990.


WED 23:15 The Goldfish Bowl (m0017rzy)
Series 2

Episode 3

Anton and Liam - the Eric and Ernie of the fish fraternity - are back with more underwater wit and fishy frivolity.

The fish tank’s mean streets soon lead Anton and Liam into big trouble.

Written by Shaun Prendergast, starring Sean Foley and Hamish McColl.

Anton .... Sean Foley
Liam ....Hamish McColl
Susan ....Tracy Ann Oberman
Struan ....Shaun Prendergast

Director: Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2000.


WED 23:30 King Cutler (b008x3qy)
King Cutler IV

Phyllis King and Ivor Cutler continue to have words. Plus poems, songs and stories....

With Dylan Edwards , David Lloyd, Ted Harrison and Craig Murray-Orr.

Producer: Neil Cargill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in February 1990.



THURSDAY 02 JUNE 2022

THU 00:00 Host Planet Earth (m000gvkz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 How Tickled Am I? (b007lmc0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 Lady in a Fog (m0017rzs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 Adam Dalgliesh - Cover Her Face (b008yszy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 Fall Down Seven Times, Get Up Eight by Naoki Higashida (b08yf4g7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:15 Maya Angelou's Autobiographies (b0bd8hr1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 The Letters of Ada Lovelace (b06bglnh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 Charles Dickens (b045xz2w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 Booked (b0075lq5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:30 1834 (b0121lh5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 Mrs Sidhu Investigates (b099ypq3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 Heresy (m0017kd4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 VI Warshawski (b007jzsg)
Publicity Stunts

Episode 1

Private Detective V I Warshawski is being set up for a murder she didn't commit - of a woman she hardly knew. Read by Buffy Davis.

The victim is a famous crime fiction writer. Her latest book threatens to uncover the shame of a small American town whose dark secrets and those of her tormentor have been buried for decades.

Sara Paretsky has created one of the most popular female sleuths in modern crime fiction. Her heroine, V I Warshawski, is a strong female character in a male-dominated world. V I is comfortable packing heat and trailing nasty suspects but she never loses touch with her basic femininity. Paretsky says of her Warshawski: "I was troubled by the way women were portrayed in (detective fiction) they always seemed either evil or powerless. I thought it was time for a tough, smart, likeable female private investigator".

Producer: Joanne Reardon

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in 2003.


THU 06:30 Adam Dalgliesh - Cover Her Face (b008yv5r)
4. The Gathering

Inspector Adam Dalgliesh summons the entire household to hear his conclusions about the killer of Sally Jupp.

Robin Ellis stars as Dalgliesh with Sian Phillips and Hugh Grant.

The climax of PD James's debut crime novel about her gentleman detective.

Inspector Adam Dalgliesh …. Robin Ellis
Mrs Maxie …. Sian Phillips
Felix Hearne …. Hugh Grant
Deborah Riscoe …. Beatie Edney
Stephen Maxie …. David Thorpe
Catherine Bowers …. Oona Beeson
Mrs Proctor …. Jillie Meers
Victor Proctor …. John Baddeley
Sgt Martin …. Steve Hodson
James Ritchie …. James Telfer
Johnny Wilcox …. Susan Sheridan
Martha …. Jill Graham
Sally Jupp …. Melanie Hudson

Dramatised by Neville Teller.

Producer: Matthew Walters

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1993.


THU 07:00 Bad Salsa (b091w0f4)
Series 3

Day of the Living Dead

The sitcom about three women who meet during cancer treatment and start going to salsa class together to maintain their friendship. As they adjust to life after cancer they realise that they've all changed.

The series is not about cancer, but about life after cancer, how you cope the changes in your outlook, your desires and your expectations. It's also about how other people cope with the change in you.

In this final series there's a funeral and a wedding. But whose funeral and who is marrying who?

Jill ...... Natasha Little
Terri ...... Camille Coduri
Chippy ...... Jessie Cave
Ann ...... Kerry Gooderson
Colin ...... Martin Trenaman
Assistant ...... Philip Fox
Joel ...... Joe Johnsey
Gordon ...... Andrew Obeney
Corinne ...... Kay Stonham

Written by Kay Stonham.

Produced by Katie Tyrrell.

It is a BBC Studio Production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in August 2017.


THU 07:30 Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! (m0017kb1)
Series 5

The Repair Bear Bunch

Inspired by Pauline's favourite teddy bear, Milton opens a cherished items repair shop, but soon discovers he's bitten off more than he can mend.

Mention Milton Jones to most people and the first thing they think is ‘Help!’. Because each week Milton and his trusty assistant Anton (played by Milton regular, Tom Goodman-Hill) set out to help people and soon find they’re embroiled in a new adventure. When you’re close to the edge, Milton can give you a push...

“Milton Jones is one of Britain’s best gagsmiths with a flair for creating daft yet perfect one-liners” – The Guardian.

“King of the surreal one-liners” - The Times

“If you haven’t caught up with Jones yet – do so!” – The Daily Mail

Written by Milton with James Cary (Bluestone 42, Miranda), and Dan Evans (who co-wrote Milton’s Channel 4 show House Of Rooms), the man they call “Britain’s funniest Milton" returns to the radio with a fully-working cast and a shipload of new jokes.

The cast includes regulars Tom Goodman-Hill ( Spamalot, Mr. Selfridge) as the ever-faithful Anton, Josie Lawrence and Dan Tetsell (Peep Show, Upstart Crow)

With music by Guy Jackson.

Produced and Directed by David Tyler

A Pozzitive production for BBC Radio 4


THU 08:00 Frankie Howerd Show (m0017tkt)
Series 3

Episode 1

Frankie embarks on his memoirs, beginning with his army career.

Ably assisted by June Whitfield, Bob Todd, Marjorie Rhodes, and Hugh Ross, Francis titters and teeters through his eventful life and illustrious career as he writes his memoirs.

Written my David McKellar and David Nobbs.

Producer: David Hatch.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in October 1974.


THU 08:30 Visiting Julia (m0017tkw)
Next Time I'll Kiss Her

Roger is a writer of children's books. His wife, Julia, is in hospital.

Life is not without its complications.

Starring Keith Barron and Liz Goulding.

Peter Tinniswood 's six-part gentle comedy-drama series.

Roger ....Keith Barron
Julia .... Liz Goulding
Ma-in-'ell .... Shirley Dixon
Taxi Driver ... Stephen Thorne
Matron .... Mate Binchy
Receptionist/ Doctor .... Frances Jeater

Producer: John Tydeman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1998.


THU 09:00 The Personality Test (b00mrc84)
Series 2

Adam Hart-Davis

Broadcaster, writer and science enthusiast, Adam Hart-Davis quizzes a panel about himself.

With Sue Perkins, Lucy Porter, Will Smith and Robin Ince.

Series with changing hosts who quiz the panel.

Script by Richard Turner and Simon LIttlefield

Devised and produced by Aled Evans.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2006.


THU 09:30 Tomorrow, Today! (b0178s5n)
Series 2

Prey of the Bog Monster

The show avoids censorship by becoming an outside broadcast.

Series two of Christopher William Hill's sitcom set in 1962. A BBC producer struggles to make a radio soap set in the unimaginably futuristic world of 2008.

Nigel Lavery ...... Peter Bowles
Sylvia Hann ...... Cheryl Campbell
Godfrey Winnard ..... John Fortune
Sir Angus McNairn ...... Gary Waldhorn
Hugo Kellerman ...... Joseph Kloska
Douglas Bennings ...... Jon Glover
Keith Wood ...... Sam Pamphilon
Veronica Walters ...... Johannah Tincey
Henderson ...... Ben Crowe.

Producer: Liz Webb

First broadcast on Radio 4 in February 2008.


THU 10:00 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - Rodney Stone (m000gtkn)
1. Adventure

Rodney Stone and his friend Jim, two young lads from the country, find themselves drawn into the racy, colourful but dangerous world of boxing and gambling.

They become involved in a series of exciting adventures set in an England where the Prince Regent is all but King and Lord Nelson all but God.

Written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and first published in 1896

Dramatised in four parts by Constance Cox.

Rodney Stone ... Sean Arnold
Jim Harrison .... Stuart Organ
Champ Harrison ... Henry Stamper
Mrs Harrison .... Charlotte Mitchell
Sir Charles Tregellis ... John Rye
Miss Hinton ... Jill Balcon
Anson Stone ...Peter Woodthorpe
Mrs Stone .... Jean Trend
Ambrose ..... Michael Bilton
Lord Frederick ..... James Kerry
Gypsy Lee .... James Bryce
Ellen .... Hilda Schroder

Directed by David Johnston

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1983.


THU 11:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m0017rw4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


THU 11:45 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b00lt16w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]


THU 12:00 Frankie Howerd Show (m0017tkt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 Visiting Julia (m0017tkw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 VI Warshawski (b007jzsg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 Adam Dalgliesh - Cover Her Face (b008yv5r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 Fall Down Seven Times, Get Up Eight by Naoki Higashida (b08yf4s7)
Episode 4

Naoki Higashida explores how he experiences the world as a young adult with autism. He describes the challenges he encounters as he attempts to fight the demands of his fixations. He wonders at the joy of hearing the laughter of his family, which he experiences as a bubble-like evanescence. Movingly, he explores how being 'non-verbal' can feel like the dark hours before dawn, and how the loneliness of not being able to hold a conversation with others can be at times overwhelming. Most compellingly, and simply, he explains how it's easier to like himself when he feels loved by others.

Written by Naoki Higashida
Translated by David Mitchell and KA Yoshida
Read by Matthew Beard, and introduced by David Mitchell
Abridged by Robin Brooks
Produced by Allegra McIlroy.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2017.


THU 14:15 Maya Angelou's Autobiographies (b0bdb9qc)
Gather Together in My Name

Episode 4

Poet, writer, essayist, and activist Maya Angelou's extraordinary account of Afro-American life in post-war US.

Maya teams up with Poole for a new career in dancing, only it doesn't go to plan. So when she meets L.D. she mistakenly believes he's the man of her dreams.

Narrator (Older Maya) ...... Adjoa Andoh
Maya ...... Pippa Bennett-Warner
RL Poole ...... Samuel Anderson
LD ...... Danny Sapani
Clara ...... Ayesha Antoine

Dramatized by Patricia Cumper.
Produced and Directed by Pauline Harris.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2018.


THU 14:30 Baaba Maal and the Senegalese Kingdom of Music (b01q6xtb)
Each year the Senegalese king of music, Baaba Maal, invites musicians across the region to play at the Blues du Fleuve festival, Festival of the River, which takes place somewhere along the Senegal River on the northern edge of the country.

The river is the key - it runs from Guinea through Mali, Mauritania and Senegal - the countries that were once unified in the kingdom of Mali, the most musical region in Africa and Baaba has invited musicians from all these countries to perform at the festival.

This year the English cellist Adrian Brendel travels with his instrument to the most remote festival location ever, to immerse himself in the music. He makes his way to the desert town of Demet on the Senegal side of the river and to Bogue on the Mauritanian side, to hear traditional singing of the griots, spine tingling laments from Mauritania's Veyrouz, love songs from Guinea's Binta Laly Sow next to the finest hip hop artists including Duggy Tee.

Baaba's own band Daande Lenol draws thousands - young and old. The band's name means the "Voice of the People" and they follow him in droves.

Baaba is increasingly deemed a guide for these people - collectively the Fulani - and he represents peace and wisdom in a culturally threatened region.

He and Adrian share a passion for music and discuss differences in their approach. Baaba describes his alarm at the upheaval in Mali along with sadness that music has been banned as part of the repressive regime. Adrian plays with different musicians, ultimately going on stage with Daande Lenol.

Producer: Kate Bland

A Just Radio production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in January 2013.


THU 15:00 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - Rodney Stone (m000gtkn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 The Personality Test (b00mrc84)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


THU 16:30 Tomorrow, Today! (b0178s5n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


THU 17:00 Bad Salsa (b091w0f4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 17:30 Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! (m0017kb1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 18:00 Host Planet Earth (m000gvk3)
4. The Gemini Factor

David Holland deduces that twins may be immune to the alien influence. The Starfarer returns to Earth orbit.

‘Host Planet Earth’ is a sci-fi serial in six parts originally broadcast between July and September 1967. At that time, concerns were being raised about microbes being brought back to Earth by the American and Russian space programmes. Set in England, the British space programme is eager to compete and has gained an advantage with the invention of a propulsion system that enables exploration of distant regions of the universe within weeks instead of years

The danger of invading – or invasive - alien species is only being realised very slowly, following some bizarre and seemingly unconnected events. Has that realisation come too late?

CAST:

Nat Blakey …. Nigel Anthony
Professor Ormskirk …. Clive Morton
Rathbone …. Timothy Bateson
Police Sergeant …. Antony Viccars
Claire Stuart …. Brenda Bruce
David Holland …. Alexander John
Police Superintendent …. Duncan Carse
Doctor Harries …. Carleton Hobbs
Chris Johnson …. Tommy Eytle
Peter Johnson …. Bari Jonson
Technician …. Preston Lockwood

Written by Colin Cooper and Anne Howell.

Music and FX by the Radiophonic Workshop.

Producer: Nesta Pain.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in 1967.


THU 18:30 Great Lives (b0bksd3l)
Series 46

Christina Lamb on Benazir Bhutto

Benazir Bhutto made history when, aged 35, she became the first democratically elected female prime minister of a Muslim majority country. Her family are one of world’s most famous political dynasties, but also one blighted by tragedy – murder, feud and assassinations.

Bhutto has been nominated by Christina Lamb, author and chief foreign correspondent with the Sunday Times. Bhutto was her friend and a huge influence on her life. She also expelled Christina Lamb from Pakistan.

Christina has a picture of Benazir Bhutto on her desk attending the rally in Pakistan before she was killed by a suicide bomber on the 27th December 2007. Christina was on a bus with her during a previous assassination attempt, and she recounts the horror of that day.

Also joining her in the studio is Huma Yusuf, a journalist and columnist with Pakistan’s Dawn newspaper and a Global Fellow of the Woodrow Wilson Centre.

The presenter is Matthew Parris

Producer: Perminder Khatkar

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2018.


THU 19:00 Frankie Howerd Show (m0017tkt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 Visiting Julia (m0017tkw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 VI Warshawski (b007jzsg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 Adam Dalgliesh - Cover Her Face (b008yv5r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m0017rw4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


THU 21:45 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b00lt16w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]


THU 22:00 Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! (m0017kb1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 DMs Are Open (m0017tkz)
Series 1

Episode 3

DMs Are Open is a weekly comedy sketch show hosted by Athena Kugblenu (BBC 1 “Mock The Week” Radio 4 “Cancel Culture”) & Ali Official (BBC Three “Muzlamic” Radio 4 “The Train At Platform 4”)

It’s a brand new show that takes a satirical swipe at the latest news and trending topics. Each week, the Great British public will be sliding into Athena and Ali’s DMs with sketches, one liners and voice notes about anything from Martin Lewis taking over the world to Rihanna’s new baby. Tune in for the best comedy sketches, performed by some of the biggest social media influencers, showcasing the very best of the British public’s submissions.

It is an open submissions show which means it is written by you, the listeners! DMs Are Open seeks to develop new comedy writers and performers and is looking for sketches, one-liners, new characters and voicenote submissions.

Producers: Sadia Azmat and Rajiv Karia
Production Coordinator: Sarah Nicholls

A BBC Studios Production


THU 23:00 The Consultants (b0076prd)
Series 2

Episode 3

The Consultants learn to combat stress with "bent dolphins", practise the dark arts with a lightly tossed salad and make latex representations of a spaniel with the help of children's entertainer Jeremy Lion.

Starring Neil Edmond, Justin Edwards and James Rawlings.

Producer: Will Saunders

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2003.


THU 23:30 The Secret World (b01n11x0)
Series 3

Episode 4

From Michael Caine to Mark Zuckerberg.

The comedy impressions series examining the bizarre and private lives of public people.

Starring:

Jon Culshaw
Margaret Cabourn Smith
Julian Dutton
Debra Stephenson
Lewis Macleod
Duncan Wisbey

Written by Bill Dare, Julian Dutton and Duncan Wisbey

Created and produced by Bill Dare.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2012.



FRIDAY 03 JUNE 2022

FRI 00:00 Host Planet Earth (m000gvk3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 Great Lives (b0bksd3l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 VI Warshawski (b007jzsg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 Adam Dalgliesh - Cover Her Face (b008yv5r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 Fall Down Seven Times, Get Up Eight by Naoki Higashida (b08yf4s7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:15 Maya Angelou's Autobiographies (b0bdb9qc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 Baaba Maal and the Senegalese Kingdom of Music (b01q6xtb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - Rodney Stone (m000gtkn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 The Personality Test (b00mrc84)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:30 Tomorrow, Today! (b0178s5n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 Bad Salsa (b091w0f4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! (m0017kb1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 VI Warshawski (b007jztq)
Publicity Stunts

Episode 2

Tough private eye VI Warshawski continues the battle to clear herself of a murder that she didn't commit. Concluded by Buffy Davis.

The victim is a famous crime fiction writer. Her latest book threatens to uncover the shame of a small American town whose dark secrets and those of her tormentor have been buried for decades.

Sara Paretsky has created one of the most popular female sleuths in modern crime fiction. Her heroine, V I Warshawski, is a strong female character in a male-dominated world. V I is comfortable packing heat and trailing nasty suspects but she never loses touch with her basic femininity. Paretsky says of her Warshawski: "I was troubled by the way women were portrayed in (detective fiction) they always seemed either evil or powerless. I thought it was time for a tough, smart, likeable female private investigator".

Producer: Joanne Reardon

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in 2003.


FRI 06:30 Agatha Christie (b00jzckt)
Magnolia Blossom

Theo is ready to leave her husband when a financial scandal intervenes. Mike Walker's revamped whodunit starring Emilia Fox.


FRI 07:00 Relativity (b092p790)
Series 1

Episode 1

Richard Herring's comedy about four generations of a family. Starring Alison Steadman, Phil Davies and Richard Herring.

Relativity is a witty and loving portrait of family life, with affectionate observation of inter generational misunderstanding, sibling sparring and the ties that bind, that will resonate with anyone who has ever argued with their dad about how to pronounce crisp brand names.

In this opening episode, Ian brings home new girlfriend Chloe.

His mum Margaret desperately hopes she is the one, dad Ken can't wait to try out his shampoo joke - again, while sister Jane, brother in law Pete and their three teen children try to get to the bottom of just what the attractive, intelligent, witty 30-something Chloe sees in serial dater and under employed 40-plus actor, Ian.

Margaret ...... Alison Steadman
Ken ...... Phil Davis
Jane ...... Fenella Woolgar
Ian ...... Richard Herring
Chloe ...... Emily Berrington
Pete ...... Gordon Kennedy
Holly ...... Effie Woods
Mark ...... Fred Haig
Nick ...... Harrison Knights

Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore
Broadcast Assistants: Bella Lamplough Shields, Bryony Jarvis Taylor
Producer: Polly Thomas
Executive Producers: Jon Thoday and Richard Allen Turner

An Avalon Television production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in September 2017. .


FRI 07:30 Stand-Up Specials (m0017t5d)
The Rest of Us

Northern Ireland's Mary Flanigan, Scotland's Eleanor Morton and Wales's Esyllt Sears look into the history of Great British science and technology, highlighting figures who you may not be as familiar with as you should be.

From gin and tonic to radar and completely useless units of measurement, Mary, Eleanor and Esyllt will tell you things you didn't know, and give a new perspective on things you did.

Written by and starring Mary Flanigan, Eleanor Morton and Esyllt Sears

Recorded and mixed by David Thomas

Produced by Ed Morrish

A Lead Mojo production for BBC Radio 4


FRI 08:00 Dad's Army (b007jrh8)
Series 3

The Two and a Half Feathers

Corporal Jones fights back - as a new Home Guard platoon recruit rakes up their military past.

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

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

Captain Mainwaring …. Arthur Lowe
Sergeant Wilson …. John Le Mesurier
Corporal Jones …. Clive Dunn
Private Frazer …. John Laurie
Private Godfrey …. Arnold Ridley
Private Pike …. Ian Lavender
Warden Hodges …. Bill Pertwee
Private Walker …. Larry Martyn
Mr Clarke ...... Michael Bates
Edna ...... Avril Angers
Announcer/Newsreader …. John Snagge

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1976.


FRI 08:30 Married (b00804fg)
Series 2

Serenity

It's been a taxing few months for Robin in his new universe, but at last he seems to have tapped into that well of inner peace.

Or is there a more obvious explanation?

Hugh Bonneville stars in Tony Bagley's comedy.

Robin .... Hugh Bonneville
Lesley .... Josie Lawrence
Dirk .... Stephen Frost
Ned .... Sam Bradley
Maxine .... Ann Gosling

Producer: Claire Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2000.


FRI 09:00 Whose Line Is It Anyway? (b007jrcc)
Episode 1

Ghastly guests at a party and Goldilocks and the Three Bears performed as never before.

Chairman Clive Anderson hosts the famed improvisation game.

Regular team captains:

Stephen Fry
John Sessions

With:

Lenny Henry
Dawn French

It ran for 10 series on Channel 4 and found success in America, but the hit TV improvisation game actually started life on BBC radio.

With Colin Sell at the piano.

Devised and compiled by Mark Leveson.

Additional material by Martin Booth.

Producer: Dan Patterson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1988.


FRI 09:30 Protesting Too Much (m0017tgb)
Episode 1

MP George Dank finds himself living in a tree to protest about a bypass.

With John Fortune, Eleanor Bron, Sally Phillips and Elliott Nicholls.

Kate Brooke and Sally Phillips' six-part comedy drama, set just before the 1997 general election.

George Dank .... John Fortune
Hermione Dank .... Eleanor Bron
Anne Dank .... Louisa Milwood-Haigh
Robbins ....Brian Bowles
Dan .... Chris Pavlo
Skip .... Elliott Nicholls
Jennifer .... Sally Phillips
Taxi Driver .... Alan Francis

Producer Jane Berthoud

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1997.


FRI 10:00 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - Rodney Stone (m000gtx5)
Episode 2

Rodney Stone and his friend Jem, two young lads from the country, find themselves drawn into the racy, colourful but dangerous world of boxing and gambling, and become involved in a series of exciting adventures set in an England where the Prince Regent is all but King and Lord Nelson all but God.

Rodney Stone travels with his uncle from Brighton to London, into a world of boxing and excitement

Written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and first published in 1896, it is dramatised for radio in 4 parts by Constance Cox.

CAST:
Rodney Stone ... Sean Arnold
Jim Harrison .... Stuart Organ
Champ Harrison ... Henry Stamper
Mrs Harrison .... Charlotte Mitchell
Sir Charles Tregellis ... John Rye
Mrs Stone ... Jean Trend
Anson Stone ...Peter Woodthorpe
Sir John Lade .... Adrian Egan
Sir Lothian Hume .....Nigel Graham
Jem Belcher .... David Sinclair
Gentleman Jackson .... Steve Hodson
Prince of Wales ...Roger Hammond
Charles Fox/Crab Wilson .... Ronald Baddiley
Lady Lade .... Frances Jeater
Young Dutch Sam/Servant .... Colin Starkey
Joe Berks ... James Bryce
Landlord..... James Kerry
Lord Nelson .... Hugh Dickson
Lady Nelson ... Carole Boyd

Directed by David Johnston

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1983.


FRI 10:50 Inheritance Tracks (b05r71h7)
Khaled Hosseini

Afghan-born American novelist Khaled Hosseini chooses two songs by Ahmad Zahir: 'Madar' and 'Aye Padesha Khuban'.


FRI 11:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m00182q7)
The Podcast Show 2022

Laura Grimshaw and Chris Pearson present a special edition from The Podcast Show 2022. We’ll be joined by a panel of podcasting guests including Nicky Birch from BBC Sounds, James Cridland - the editor of Podnews, and the hosts of the hilarious and honest BBC Sounds podcast Brown Girls Do It Too Poppy Jay and Rubina Pubani.


FRI 12:00 Dad's Army (b007jrh8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 Married (b00804fg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 VI Warshawski (b007jztq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 Agatha Christie (b00jzckt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 Fall Down Seven Times, Get Up Eight by Naoki Higashida (b08yf4y4)
Episode 5

Naoki reveals how, as a child, he used to dream of a version of himself without autism. In his imagination, if he could be as others were, all would be well in his world. Now, though he still yearns to pass as an 'ordinary' person, to walk through the world without being noticed and watched all the time, he has come to see that dream as a childhood illusion, and his autism as part of his true self.

While as a child he often wanted to vanish, now, as a young adult, Naoki feels happiest at the centre of his family. Even if he can't express his pleasure externally, these are his moments of greatest joy and belonging.

Written by Naoki Higashida
Translated by David Mitchell and KA Yoshida
Read by Matthew Beard, and introduced by David Mitchell
Abridged by Robin Brooks
Produced by Allegra McIlroy.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2017.


FRI 14:15 Maya Angelou's Autobiographies (b0bdbj2n)
Gather Together in My Name

Episode 5

Poet, writer, essayist, and activist Maya Angelou's extraordinary account of Afro-American life in post-war US.

Maya has turned to prostitution to help her boyfriend supposedly out of debt. "I felt my own innocence as real as a grain of sand between my teeth".

Narrator (Older Maya) ...... Adjoa Andoh
Maya ...... Pippa Bennett-Warner
Bailey ...... Paapa Essiedu
LD ...... Danny Sapani
Clara ...... Ayesha Antoine
Troubadour Martin ...... Samuel Anderson

Dramatized by Patricia Cumper.
Produced and Directed by Pauline Harris.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2018.


FRI 14:30 The Loss of Lostness (b06gtfql)
"Let's Get Lost..." croons Chet Baker, harmonising with his own trumpet.

It's a 1950s recording made at the high-water mark of jazz - that improvised and meandering art form.

Taking his instruction from Baker, Stephen Smith sets out on a journey, but he knows it's a difficult task.

Getting lost is getting harder. Modern technology can almost guarantee that we'll never be lost again - in cities, encyclopaedias or record shops. Many of today's teenagers have never been lost, either literally or metaphorically. We've been given wifi-enabled omnipotence. But, Stephen asks, "What's the fun in that?"

In the company of other longing-to-be-lost souls, Stephen turns off his GPS and explores the joys of mooching about, taking a wrong turn and stumbling upon an unexpected delight.

He has some rollicking encounters along the way.

Stephen's attempts to deliberately disorient himself lead him to Hampton Court Maze where he meets a man - incidentally also called Smith - who claims he was clean shaven when he went in.

He goes on a Sunday drive - remember them? - with design guru Stephen Bayley where they reminisce about "the Proustian pleasure of a packet of cheese and onion...on an absolutely futile drive".

Via Virginia's Woolf's great essay on getting lost, "Street Haunting", he goes to see Graham Gouldman of 10cc. The idea of getting lost strikes a chord with Gouldman. There's lots of messing around on guitars. Gouldman talks about getting lost in the record shops of his youth, relives the writing of their greatest hit "I'm Not in Love", and in the end pens a new song to lostness. Stephen asks Graham what he might do with it.

A week later a fully recorded version arrives in Stephen's inbox - and he hits play....

Producer: Adele Armstrong

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2015.


FRI 15:00 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - Rodney Stone (m000gtx5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 15:50 Inheritance Tracks (b05r71h7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:50 today]


FRI 16:00 Whose Line Is It Anyway? (b007jrcc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


FRI 16:30 Protesting Too Much (m0017tgb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


FRI 17:00 Relativity (b092p790)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 17:30 Stand-Up Specials (m0017t5d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 18:00 Host Planet Earth (m000gw7g)
5. The Arrival

David Holland urges the Minister of Defence to destroy the Starfarer before it can return to Earth.

‘Host Planet Earth’ is a sci-fi serial in six parts originally broadcast between July and September 1967. At that time, concerns were being raised about microbes being brought back to Earth by the American and Russian space programmes. Set in England, the British space programme is eager to compete and has gained an advantage with the invention of a propulsion system that enables exploration of distant regions of the universe within weeks instead of years

The danger of invading – or invasive - alien species is only being realised very slowly, following some bizarre and seemingly unconnected events. Has that realisation come too late?

CAST:

Claire Stuart …. Brenda Bruce
Minister of Defence …. Rolf Lefebvre
Professor Ormskirk …. Clive Morton
David Holland …. Alexander John
Rathbone …. Timothy Bateson
First Woman …. Beth Boyd
Nat Blakey …. Nigel Anthony
Police Inspector …. Preston Lockwood
Commentator …. Audrey Russell
Doctor/Commissionaire …. Ronald Herdman
Second Woman …. Betty Hardy

Written by Colin Cooper and Anne Howell.

Music and FX by the Radiophonic Workshop.

Producer: Nesta Pain.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in 1967.


FRI 18:30 Sounds Natural (b08t17cm)
Flora Robson

Distinguished actress, Dame Flora Robson (1902-1984) shares her love of wildlife and the countryside with Derek Jones, including her impressions from working in Hollywood.

The Redstart, Hippopotamus and the Wandering Albatross are among her choices of recordings from the BBC Sound Archives.

Produced in Bristol by John Burton.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1973.


FRI 19:00 Dad's Army (b007jrh8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 Married (b00804fg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 VI Warshawski (b007jztq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 Agatha Christie (b00jzckt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m00182q7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 22:00 Stand-Up Specials (m0017t5d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 A World of Dowie (m0017tgg)
Episode 4

Enter a brave new world created and presented by John Dowie.

John Dowie is absolutely sick and tired of the meddlesome nature of the telephone.

With:

Jim Sweeney
Steve Steen
Tony Haase
Cathryn Harrison

Music from the Ronnie Golden Small Band.

Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1991.


FRI 23:00 Laura Solon - Talking and Not Talking (m0001dd2)
Series 2

Episode 3

Office life, relationships and 'Lossie Come Home'.

Award-winning comedian Laura Solon's sketch and character comedy series

With Rosie Cavaliero, Ben Moor and Ben Willbond.

Written by Laura Solon.

With additional material by Stephen Carlin, Ben Moor and Charlie Miller.

Producer: Colin Anderson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2008.


FRI 23:30 Concrete Cow (b0076jk4)
Series 2

Ancient and Modern

IT support in ancient Egypt, tax-avoidance schemes for pirates and Feudal Mishap Direct.

Second series of the four-part sketch show in which anything is possible.

Starring:

Robert Webb
Beth Chalmers
Catherine Shepherd
Steven Kynman
Abigail Burdess
Chris Pavlo

Written by James Cary.

Producer: Adam Bromley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2003.




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

1834 08:30 SAT (b011vffj)

1834 09:30 WED (b0121lh5)

1834 16:30 WED (b0121lh5)

1834 04:30 THU (b0121lh5)

4 at the Store 22:00 SAT (b007jqn6)

A Change in the Weather 01:30 SAT (m0005nzm)

A Good Read 18:30 MON (b03ynt6p)

A Good Read 00:30 TUE (b03ynt6p)

A World of Dowie 22:30 FRI (m0017tgg)

Adam Dalgliesh - Cover Her Face 06:30 MON (b008ycyr)

Adam Dalgliesh - Cover Her Face 13:30 MON (b008ycyr)

Adam Dalgliesh - Cover Her Face 20:30 MON (b008ycyr)

Adam Dalgliesh - Cover Her Face 01:30 TUE (b008ycyr)

Adam Dalgliesh - Cover Her Face 06:30 TUE (b008ypyg)

Adam Dalgliesh - Cover Her Face 13:30 TUE (b008ypyg)

Adam Dalgliesh - Cover Her Face 20:30 TUE (b008ypyg)

Adam Dalgliesh - Cover Her Face 01:30 WED (b008ypyg)

Adam Dalgliesh - Cover Her Face 06:30 WED (b008yszy)

Adam Dalgliesh - Cover Her Face 13:30 WED (b008yszy)

Adam Dalgliesh - Cover Her Face 20:30 WED (b008yszy)

Adam Dalgliesh - Cover Her Face 01:30 THU (b008yszy)

Adam Dalgliesh - Cover Her Face 06:30 THU (b008yv5r)

Adam Dalgliesh - Cover Her Face 13:30 THU (b008yv5r)

Adam Dalgliesh - Cover Her Face 20:30 THU (b008yv5r)

Adam Dalgliesh - Cover Her Face 01:30 FRI (b008yv5r)

Agatha Christie 06:30 FRI (b00jzckt)

Agatha Christie 13:30 FRI (b00jzckt)

Agatha Christie 20:30 FRI (b00jzckt)

Albert and Me 08:30 SUN (b0480vfp)

All the World's a Globe 23:00 WED (b007k4cp)

Andrew Maxwell's Public Enemies 23:30 MON (b007jtr3)

Archive on 4 11:00 TUE (b00sn68x)

Archive on 4 21:00 TUE (b00sn68x)

Baaba Maal and the Senegalese Kingdom of Music 14:30 THU (b01q6xtb)

Baaba Maal and the Senegalese Kingdom of Music 02:30 FRI (b01q6xtb)

Bad Salsa 07:00 THU (b091w0f4)

Bad Salsa 17:00 THU (b091w0f4)

Bad Salsa 05:00 FRI (b091w0f4)

Bangers and Mash 09:30 MON (b0075h5q)

Bangers and Mash 16:30 MON (b0075h5q)

Bangers and Mash 04:30 TUE (b0075h5q)

Booked 08:00 SAT (b0075lk3)

Booked 09:00 WED (b0075lq5)

Booked 16:00 WED (b0075lq5)

Booked 04:00 THU (b0075lq5)

Bram Stoker - Dracula 18:00 SAT (b04y9dzf)

Bram Stoker - Dracula 00:00 SUN (b04y9dzf)

Chambers 12:30 SAT (b007jp12)

Chambers 09:30 TUE (b007jp3w)

Chambers 16:30 TUE (b007jp3w)

Chambers 04:30 WED (b007jp3w)

Charles Dickens 10:00 MON (b044ghp2)

Charles Dickens 15:00 MON (b044ghp2)

Charles Dickens 03:00 TUE (b044ghp2)

Charles Dickens 10:00 TUE (b04578k9)

Charles Dickens 15:00 TUE (b04578k9)

Charles Dickens 03:00 WED (b04578k9)

Charles Dickens 10:00 WED (b045xz2w)

Charles Dickens 15:00 WED (b045xz2w)

Charles Dickens 03:00 THU (b045xz2w)

Clock Dance by Anne Tyler (Omnibus) 06:00 SUN (b0bd72d7)

Clock Dance by Anne Tyler 02:00 SAT (b0bclyj5)

Concrete Cow 23:30 FRI (b0076jk4)

Cook and Greenaway: In Perfect Harmony 13:00 SAT (m0017l6v)

Cook and Greenaway: In Perfect Harmony 01:00 SUN (m0017l6v)

Counterpoint 09:00 MON (b011j7v7)

Counterpoint 16:00 MON (b011j7v7)

Counterpoint 04:00 TUE (b011j7v7)

DMs Are Open 22:30 THU (m0017tkz)

Dad's Army 08:00 FRI (b007jrh8)

Dad's Army 12:00 FRI (b007jrh8)

Dad's Army 19:00 FRI (b007jrh8)

Daphne Sounds Expensive 07:30 TUE (b08y2b70)

Daphne Sounds Expensive 17:30 TUE (b08y2b70)

Daphne Sounds Expensive 22:00 TUE (b08y2b70)

Daphne Sounds Expensive 05:30 WED (b08y2b70)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 10:45 SUN (b00lt16w)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 21:45 SUN (b00lt16w)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 11:45 THU (b00lt16w)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 21:45 THU (b00lt16w)

David Calcutt - The Daughter of the Sea 18:30 SUN (b07zfmwh)

David Calcutt - The Daughter of the Sea 00:30 MON (b07zfmwh)

Delve Special 22:30 SUN (b007jmm8)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:00 SUN (m0017rw4)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:00 SUN (m0017rw4)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 11:00 THU (m0017rw4)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:00 THU (m0017rw4)

Emlyn Williams - Trespass 06:00 SAT (m0017rhq)

Emlyn Williams - Trespass 16:00 SAT (m0017rhq)

Emlyn Williams - Trespass 04:00 SUN (m0017rhq)

Everyone Quite Likes Justin 15:00 SAT (b01292g0)

Everyone Quite Likes Justin 03:00 SUN (b01292g0)

Everyone Quite Likes Justin 22:30 MON (b012fqnb)

Fall Down Seven Times, Get Up Eight by Naoki Higashida 14:00 MON (b08xzzb0)

Fall Down Seven Times, Get Up Eight by Naoki Higashida 02:00 TUE (b08xzzb0)

Fall Down Seven Times, Get Up Eight by Naoki Higashida 14:00 TUE (b08yf4b1)

Fall Down Seven Times, Get Up Eight by Naoki Higashida 02:00 WED (b08yf4b1)

Fall Down Seven Times, Get Up Eight by Naoki Higashida 14:00 WED (b08yf4g7)

Fall Down Seven Times, Get Up Eight by Naoki Higashida 02:00 THU (b08yf4g7)

Fall Down Seven Times, Get Up Eight by Naoki Higashida 14:00 THU (b08yf4s7)

Fall Down Seven Times, Get Up Eight by Naoki Higashida 02:00 FRI (b08yf4s7)

Fall Down Seven Times, Get Up Eight by Naoki Higashida 14:00 FRI (b08yf4y4)

Foley and McColl: The Interview 23:00 SAT (b0076cyy)

Frankie Howerd Show 08:00 THU (m0017tkt)

Frankie Howerd Show 12:00 THU (m0017tkt)

Frankie Howerd Show 19:00 THU (m0017tkt)

Great Lives 07:30 SAT (b0bh454t)

Great Lives 17:30 SAT (b0bh454t)

Great Lives 05:30 SUN (b0bh454t)

Great Lives 18:30 THU (b0bksd3l)

Great Lives 00:30 FRI (b0bksd3l)

Guess What? 04:00 SAT (b068bf83)

HR 12:30 SUN (b01c7rgv)

HR 17:30 SUN (b01c7rgv)

HR 22:00 SUN (b01c7rgv)

HR 05:30 MON (b01c7rgv)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:00 WED (b007jp18)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:00 WED (b007jp18)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:00 WED (b007jp18)

Hardware, Software, Anywhere 09:00 SAT (m000bf2s)

Hardware, Software, Anywhere 19:00 SAT (m000bf2s)

Heresy 07:30 WED (m0017kd4)

Heresy 17:30 WED (m0017kd4)

Heresy 22:00 WED (m0017kd4)

Heresy 05:30 THU (m0017kd4)

Host Planet Earth 18:00 MON (m000gtl0)

Host Planet Earth 00:00 TUE (m000gtl0)

Host Planet Earth 18:00 TUE (m000gtxc)

Host Planet Earth 00:00 WED (m000gtxc)

Host Planet Earth 18:00 WED (m000gvkz)

Host Planet Earth 00:00 THU (m000gvkz)

Host Planet Earth 18:00 THU (m000gvk3)

Host Planet Earth 00:00 FRI (m000gvk3)

Host Planet Earth 18:00 FRI (m000gw7g)

How Tickled Am I? 18:30 WED (b007lmc0)

How Tickled Am I? 00:30 THU (b007lmc0)

I've Never Seen Star Wars 23:30 TUE (b00r66c1)

If You're So Clever, Why Aren't You Rich? 08:30 WED (b00sxkvg)

If You're So Clever, Why Aren't You Rich? 12:30 WED (b00sxkvg)

If You're So Clever, Why Aren't You Rich? 19:30 WED (b00sxkvg)

Inheritance Tracks 07:10 SUN (b06knlbp)

Inheritance Tracks 11:55 SUN (b06knlbp)

Inheritance Tracks 14:10 SUN (b06zzgyf)

Inheritance Tracks 02:10 MON (b06zzgyf)

Inheritance Tracks 11:50 MON (m0017s2g)

Inheritance Tracks 21:50 MON (m0017s2g)

Inheritance Tracks 10:50 FRI (b05r71h7)

Inheritance Tracks 15:50 FRI (b05r71h7)

It's a Fair Cop 09:30 SUN (b08rrb47)

It's a Fair Cop 07:00 MON (b08sndpw)

It's a Fair Cop 17:00 MON (b08sndpw)

It's a Fair Cop 05:00 TUE (b08sndpw)

Jigsaw 23:15 SAT (b01qwgm6)

John Finnemore's Double Acts 14:00 SAT (b08snhwp)

John Finnemore's Double Acts 02:00 SUN (b08snhwp)

John Finnemore's Double Acts 23:30 SUN (b08v8dxm)

Just a Minute 07:30 MON (m0017k7t)

Just a Minute 17:30 MON (m0017k7t)

Just a Minute 22:00 MON (m0017k7t)

Just a Minute 05:30 TUE (m0017k7t)

Ken Whitmore - The Red Telephone Box 03:00 SAT (m000fg10)

King Cutler 23:30 WED (b008x3qy)

King Street Junior 08:30 TUE (b007jmlv)

King Street Junior 12:30 TUE (b007jmlv)

King Street Junior 19:30 TUE (b007jmlv)

Lady in a Fog 01:00 SAT (m0017m4p)

Lady in a Fog 06:00 MON (m0017s29)

Lady in a Fog 13:00 MON (m0017s29)

Lady in a Fog 20:00 MON (m0017s29)

Lady in a Fog 01:00 TUE (m0017s29)

Lady in a Fog 06:00 TUE (m0017ry6)

Lady in a Fog 13:00 TUE (m0017ry6)

Lady in a Fog 20:00 TUE (m0017ry6)

Lady in a Fog 01:00 WED (m0017ry6)

Lady in a Fog 06:00 WED (m0017rzs)

Lady in a Fog 13:00 WED (m0017rzs)

Lady in a Fog 20:00 WED (m0017rzs)

Lady in a Fog 01:00 THU (m0017rzs)

Laura Solon - Talking and Not Talking 23:00 FRI (m0001dd2)

Mark Steel's in Town 15:30 SAT (b01p0rpj)

Mark Steel's in Town 03:30 SUN (b01p0rpj)

Mark Steel's in Town 22:30 TUE (b01p424k)

Married 08:30 FRI (b00804fg)

Married 12:30 FRI (b00804fg)

Married 19:30 FRI (b00804fg)

Maya Angelou's Autobiographies 14:15 MON (b0bd7rvy)

Maya Angelou's Autobiographies 02:15 TUE (b0bd7rvy)

Maya Angelou's Autobiographies 14:15 TUE (b0bd8ffq)

Maya Angelou's Autobiographies 02:15 WED (b0bd8ffq)

Maya Angelou's Autobiographies 14:15 WED (b0bd8hr1)

Maya Angelou's Autobiographies 02:15 THU (b0bd8hr1)

Maya Angelou's Autobiographies 14:15 THU (b0bdb9qc)

Maya Angelou's Autobiographies 02:15 FRI (b0bdb9qc)

Maya Angelou's Autobiographies 14:15 FRI (b0bdbj2n)

Millport 04:30 SAT (b00762cq)

Mrs Sidhu Investigates 07:00 WED (b099ypq3)

Mrs Sidhu Investigates 17:00 WED (b099ypq3)

Mrs Sidhu Investigates 05:00 THU (b099ypq3)

Never Trust a Rabbit by Jeremy Dyson 00:15 SAT (m000hq18)

Nightfall 18:00 SUN (m0006sy0)

Nightfall 00:00 MON (m0006sy0)

North by Northamptonshire 07:00 TUE (b00sxj24)

North by Northamptonshire 17:00 TUE (b00sxj24)

North by Northamptonshire 05:00 WED (b00sxj24)

Over the Boundary 14:30 MON (b01ks2yp)

Over the Boundary 02:30 TUE (b01ks2yp)

Philip Levene - The Nightwatchman 00:00 SAT (m0017m4r)

Podcast Radio Hour 11:00 FRI (m00182q7)

Podcast Radio Hour 21:00 FRI (m00182q7)

Poetry Extra 12:00 SUN (m0017rw8)

Poetry Extra 17:00 SUN (m0017rw8)

Poetry Extra 05:00 MON (m0017rw8)

Protesting Too Much 09:30 FRI (m0017tgb)

Protesting Too Much 16:30 FRI (m0017tgb)

Radiolab 11:00 SUN (m0017rw6)

Radiolab 19:00 SUN (m0017rw6)

Relativity 07:00 FRI (b092p790)

Relativity 17:00 FRI (b092p790)

Sarah Millican - How to Be Champion (Omnibus) 13:00 SUN (b09b6qsp)

Sarah Millican - How to Be Champion (Omnibus) 01:00 MON (b09b6qsp)

Says on the Tin 05:00 SAT (b00h62pp)

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - Rodney Stone 10:00 THU (m000gtkn)

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - Rodney Stone 15:00 THU (m000gtkn)

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - Rodney Stone 03:00 FRI (m000gtkn)

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - Rodney Stone 10:00 FRI (m000gtx5)

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - Rodney Stone 15:00 FRI (m000gtx5)

Something to Shout About 09:00 SUN (b07shhvv)

Soul Music 18:30 TUE (b078y1q4)

Soul Music 00:30 WED (b078y1q4)

Sounds Natural 00:30 SAT (b07mvx97)

Sounds Natural 18:30 FRI (b08t17cm)

Stand-Up Specials 05:30 SAT (m0017k54)

Stand-Up Specials 07:30 FRI (m0017t5d)

Stand-Up Specials 17:30 FRI (m0017t5d)

Stand-Up Specials 22:00 FRI (m0017t5d)

TED Radio Hour 11:00 MON (m0017s2d)

TED Radio Hour 21:00 MON (m0017s2d)

Tales From the Mausoleum Club 12:00 SAT (b007k1w6)

Tales From the Mausoleum Club 08:30 MON (b007k243)

Tales From the Mausoleum Club 12:30 MON (b007k243)

Tales From the Mausoleum Club 19:30 MON (b007k243)

Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! 07:30 THU (m0017kb1)

Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! 17:30 THU (m0017kb1)

Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! 22:00 THU (m0017kb1)

Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! 05:30 FRI (m0017kb1)

That Mitchell and Webb Sound 22:30 WED (b03phz0k)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 SUN (m00182zz)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 TUE (m0018301)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 WED (m00182zv)

The Consultants 23:00 THU (b0076prd)

The Frontline Prince 02:30 SAT (b0952jkk)

The Goldfish Bowl 23:15 WED (m0017rzy)

The Goon Show 08:00 TUE (b007jslg)

The Goon Show 12:00 TUE (b007jslg)

The Goon Show 19:00 TUE (b007jslg)

The Letters of Ada Lovelace 14:30 TUE (b069jjmg)

The Letters of Ada Lovelace 02:30 WED (b069jjmg)

The Letters of Ada Lovelace 14:30 WED (b06bglnh)

The Letters of Ada Lovelace 02:30 THU (b06bglnh)

The Loss of Lostness 14:30 FRI (b06gtfql)

The Masterson Inheritance 23:00 SUN (b007jpyh)

The Museum of Curiosity 16:00 TUE (b09r47j3)

The Museum of Curiosity 04:00 WED (b09r47j3)

The Naughty Pictures Committees 15:30 SUN (b01nt3xk)

The Naughty Pictures Committees 03:30 MON (b01nt3xk)

The News Quiz 23:00 MON (m0017kg9)

The News Quiz 09:00 TUE (m0017kg9)

The Odd Half Hour 23:30 SAT (b00wdh4m)

The Personality Test 09:00 THU (b00mrc84)

The Personality Test 16:00 THU (b00mrc84)

The Personality Test 04:00 FRI (b00mrc84)

The Pillow Book 16:00 SUN (b0bfwxgd)

The Pillow Book 20:00 SUN (b0bfwxgd)

The Pillow Book 04:00 MON (b0bfwxgd)

The Real Comedy Controllers: The Things That Made Us Laugh 11:00 WED (m0017rzw)

The Real Comedy Controllers: The Things That Made Us Laugh 21:00 WED (m0017rzw)

The Secret World 23:30 THU (b01n11x0)

Thom Tuck - Goes Straight to DVD 22:30 SAT (b01rvppv)

Tomorrow, Today! 09:30 THU (b0178s5n)

Tomorrow, Today! 16:30 THU (b0178s5n)

Tomorrow, Today! 04:30 FRI (b0178s5n)

VI Warshawski 06:00 THU (b007jzsg)

VI Warshawski 13:00 THU (b007jzsg)

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Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray (Omnibus) 07:20 SUN (b008s959)

Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray 02:15 SAT (b007jvyz)

Visiting Julia 08:30 THU (m0017tkw)

Visiting Julia 12:30 THU (m0017tkw)

Visiting Julia 19:30 THU (m0017tkw)

What Does the K Stand For? 14:30 SAT (b04wwgz3)

What Does the K Stand For? 02:30 SUN (b04wwgz3)

What Does the K Stand For? 23:00 TUE (b04xrl8k)

Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? 08:00 MON (b007k47r)

Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? 12:00 MON (b007k47r)

Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? 19:00 MON (b007k47r)

Whose Line Is It Anyway? 09:00 FRI (b007jrcc)

Whose Line Is It Anyway? 16:00 FRI (b007jrcc)

Winifred Holtby - South Riding (Omnibus) 14:20 SUN (b007jrn7)

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