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SATURDAY 11 JUNE 2022

SAT 00:00 Methuselah's Children by Robert A Heinlein (b007rq8d)
4. The Unknown

100,000 family members settle into their prolonged lives aboard the colony ship.

Robert Heinlein's sci-fi story abridged by Bert Coules.

Set up in the late 19th century, the aim of the Howard Foundation is to prolong human life via selective breeding and financial encouragement.

Read by Paul Birchard

Produced at BBC Scotland by Bruce Young.

Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in July 2007.


SAT 00:30 Sounds Natural (b08tlz1s)
Bobby Charlton

Football legend Bobby Charlton tells Derek Jones about his little-known interest in ornithology.

From Preston's Deepdale stadium.

Grey Lag Greese, Roe Deer and Lesser-Spotted Woodpecker are among is choices of recordings from the BBC Sound Archives.

When originally broadcast, the England World Cup and Manchester United star had just taken over as the manager of Preston North End FC.

Produced at BBC Bristol by John Burton.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1973.


SAT 01:00 Dixon of Dock Green (b016r51t)
Series 2

Give a Dog a Good Name

PC George Dixon helps the newly promoted DI Andy Crawford trap a particularly vicious criminal - a man with an achilles heel in the shape of a small dog called Shirley.

Radio revival of BBC TV's famous copper, based at a London police station.

Starring David Calder and Hamish Clark.

Written for TV by Ted Willis and adapted for radio by Sue Rodwell.

George Dixon ...... David Calder
Andy Crawford ...... Hamish Clark
Duffy ...... Shaun Prendergast
Mrs Jones ...... Carol MacReady
DI Cherry ...... Christian Rodska
Mary Crawford ...... Charlie Brooks

Director: Viv Beeby

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2006.


SAT 01:30 New Creatives Dramas (m00181kg)
Series 4

5. Hotdogs and Hashtags & Blackwater Mermaids

Fresh storytelling from first time writers and producers as part of BBC Introducing Arts supported by BBC Arts and Arts Council England.

Writer, broadcaster and musician Paul Dodgson presents two thought provoking short dramas from the next generation of dramatists.

Hotdogs and Hashtags by Vicky Wild and Aryana Ramkhalawon. When ex-reality TV star, Jessica Jennison ends up selling hotdogs back in her home town of Skegness, her real life takes an unfiltered turn. Hotdogs and Hashtags explores the aftermath of fast fame and the impact it can have on mental health. Starring Vicky Wild and Aryana Ramkhalawon with Buffy Davis. The sound designer is Martyn Harries, the producer is Kate McCall and it is a Rural Media production.

The Blackwater Mermaids by Scott Hurran: a mash up of estuary life and the underground garage music scene in this epic Essex-‘tail.’ Terry, an oyster fisherman in West Mersea, has been obsessed his whole adult life about the mermaid he once saw out in the water. Every year on that same day he ventures back out to see if he can find her. And then he does…

Scott Hurran: Writer/Director
Anne Odeke: Michelle/Lindsey
Sam Swainsbury: Terry
Tom Foskett-Barnes: Music
Chris Warner: Producer/Sound Design
Sue Bowerman: Executive Producer
A Screen South production

Presented and produced by Paul Dodgson for BBC Radio 4 Extra


SAT 02:00 Jaws by Peter Benchley (b0bg1vhf)
5. 'Suppose someone gets killed.'

As Brody becomes more and more obsessed with the shark, he's oblivious to the threats to his own marriage...

Will the beaches open for the 4th of July?

And will it ever be safe to go back into the water?

Peter Benchley's classic 1974 novel became one of the most terrifying movies of all time.

Abridged by Richard Hamilton.

Read by Henry Goodman.

Producer: Justine Willett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2018.


SAT 02:15 Charles Dickens (b09hn49h)
Dombey and Son

Episode 5

The dark and unknown sea that rolls round all the world.

Starring Alex Jennings and Robert Glenister.

The fortunes of shipping firm owner, Paul Dombey in mid-19th-century London.

Charles Dickens's novel dramatised by Mike Walker.

Charles Dickens ...... Alex Jennings
Dombey ...... Robert Glenister
Florence ...... Abigail Hollick
Young Florence ...... Eliza Darby
Paul ...... Jacob Theato
Mr Carker ...... Adrian Lukis
Captain Cuttle ...... Trevor Peacock
Mrs Brown ...... Geraldine James
Dr Blimber ...... Robin Soans
Mrs Pipchin ...... Flaminia Cinque
Dr Peps ...... Karl Johnson
Polly Toodles ...... Pam Ferris
Susan ...... Nadine Marshall
Walter ...... Joseph Arkley
Young Walter ...... Jordan Clarke
Toots ...... Sam Pamphilon

Other parts played by:

Ben Crowe
Peter Marinker
Simon Treves
Alex Lanipekun
Lloyd Thomas

Music by Nicolai Abrahamsen.

Directors: Jessica Dromgoole and Jeremy Mortimer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2007.


SAT 02:30 For One Night Only (p071zgyk)
Series 2

Judy and Liza at The Palladium

On 8th November 1964, the incomparable Judy Garland proudly introduced her 17-year-old daughter, Liza Minnelli, to more than 2,000 rapturous fans at a favourite venue. Judy had already given 60 performances at the London Palladium.

Mother and daughter had appeared on TV together before, but this was their first joint stage concert, and it was a sensation.

Paul Gambaccini listens to the album and goes backstage at the Palladium to relive the night it was recorded with fans, musicians and crew.

Producer: Marya Burgess

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2005.


SAT 03:00 Patrick O'Brian - The Fortune of War (m0001dg7)
3. Accused

Diana is pregnant. Stephen offers to marry her but she refuses because it’s not his child.

Jack is given a fresh command, HMS Ariel, with a mission to subvert the Catalan garrison of Grimsholm island, guarding the passage between Denmark and Sweden. But on the voyage home the Ariel is shipwrecked off the coast of Brittany.

Jack and Stephen are taken prisoner by the French and transported to Paris for interrogation – where Stephen is accused of being a spy.

Starring David Robb, Richard Dillane and Candida Benson.

Patrick O’Brian's historical novel dramatised by Roger Danes

Captain Jack Aubrey ...... David Robb
Dr Stephen Maturin ...... Richard Dillane
Diana Villiers ...... Candida Benson
Lt. Jagiello ...... Tom Cawte
Lt. Cornelius Hyde. ...... Carl Prekopp
Sir Joseph Blaine ...... Struan Rodger
Killick ...... Jon Glover
Bonden ...... Sam Dale
Major Clapier ...... Stephen Hogan
Admiral Dommet ...... Tony Turner
Captain Babbington ...... Don Gilet
Sophie Aubrey ...... Jeanette Percival
Amanda Smith ...... Emma Handy
Rowbotham ...... Liam Lau Fernandez

Other parts played by the cast.

Director: Bruce Young

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2018.


SAT 04:00 Whose Line Is It Anyway? (b008kty5)
Episode 2

Wrong theme tunes – and the worst companions to join you on a life raft.

Clive Anderson hosts the famed improvisation game.

Regular team captains:

Stephen Fry
John Sessions

With:

Hugh Laurie
Enn Reitel

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.


SAT 04:30 Protesting Too Much (m00181kj)
Episode 2

Bumbling Conservative MP George Dank climbs a tree in protest at the building of the new bypass through his constituency.

Hermione continues to find parallels between her hero Dante and her husband, and falls in love with him all over again.

Daughter Anne comes to join them too. Robbins tries to find something to smear Dank's good name with.

Starring John Fortune and Eleanor Bron.

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
Editor / Journalist .... Alan Francis
Brian Perkins .... as himself

All other parts played by members of the cast.

Producer Jane Berthoud

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1997.


SAT 05:00 Relativity (b0939f5v)
Series 1

Episode 2

Margaret and Ken invite all the family round to celebrate their golden wedding anniversary.

Jane plans the party surprise to end all surprises, and 17 year old Nick's joy is unbounded to discover Chloe has a bit part in the new Star Wars film. Grandma Doris' contribution to the festivities is somewhat uninhibited, and her Alzheimer's makes Ian and Jane reflect on what really matters.

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.

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
Doris ...... Marion Bailey

Producer: Polly Thomas
Executive Producers: Jon Thoday and Richard Allen Turner

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


SAT 05:30 Stand-Up Specials (m00180y0)
Jen Brister: Waves

Why has such a large swathe of the population started plunging into freezing-cold water, in a country whose climate is pretty obviously ill-suited to wild swimming, or arguably any sort of swimming away from a spa resort?

Jen Brister might seem, at face value, an unlikely candidate to ask. In her critically-acclaimed stand-up she has never been noted for suffering fools – or fads – gladly. Yet amid the bedlam of the past two years, as the mother of young twin boys suddenly finding herself a full-time nurse, teacher and a lot of other jobs she never signed up for, Jen has found refuge in the unlikely setting of the sea off Brighton, where she lives.

Armed with the unusual combination of wetsuit and microphone, she takes us on a personal odyssey in this unique comedy special, which sees her shuttle between the stage and the less familiar performance space of the deep ocean.

In a counterweighted series of stand-up segments and waterbound philosophical passages, Jen tries to piece together what it is about (sometimes dangerously) cold water that has helped reunite her with her sanity. Swimming in the elements promotes mindfulness, enhances our sense of self, and allows us to think our thoughts with a clarity that is often elusive. But what does a comedian do with this enhanced self-awareness?

With her customary sharpness of tongue – admittedly, a little mellowed by all the wholesome exercise – and precision of thought, one of the most exciting comedians in the country finds waves of inspiration both on dry land and in the milieu she has started to regard as a second home.

Actually, maybe a first home if the kids get any noisier.

Written and performed by Jen Brister
Produced by Lianne Coop

An Impatient production for BBC Radio 4


SAT 06:00 Philip Marlowe - The Big Sleep (b007k360)
General Sternwood's daughters came in both the colours of trouble - blonde and brunette - and they had all the usual vices.

With $4,000,000 behind them, blackmail was only a matter of time. And blackmail can be murder.

It's another case for private eye Philip Marlowe.

Starring Ed Bishop.

Marlowe is Raymond Chandler's cynical, world-weary, wise-cracking shamus whose honesty in a dishonest world sent him down the mean streets again and again in search of some kind of justice...

Philip Marlowe …… Ed Bishop
Gen Sternwood …… Robert Beatty
Carmen Sternwood …… Liza Ross
Vivian Regan …… Diana Olsson
Agnes …… Nicolette McKenzie
Harry Jones …… Don Fellows
Canino …… Peter Marinker
Mona …… Irene Sutcliffe
Capt Cronjager …… Henry Knowles
Art Huck …… Malcolm Gerard

Director John Tydeman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1977


SAT 07:30 Great Lives (m0001f0y)
Series 47

Samira Ahmed on Laura Ingalls Wilder

In the summer of 2018, the name of Laura Ingalls Wilder was erased from a children's literary medal set up in her honour six decades ago.

Readers of the 'Little House on the Prairie' series of books were widely perplexed, but the original American pioneer girl now finds herself at the centre of the culture wars in the US.

Nominating Laura is broadcaster and super-fan Samira Ahmed, who has been to Rocky Ridge Farm, now an historic museum in Missouri and Laura Ingalls Wilder's home.

Joining Samira in studio is novelist Tracy Chevalier, president of the Laura Ingalls Wilder club at the age of eight.

At the centre of the controversy - the depiction in these books of native Americans. “Her works reflect dated cultural attitudes toward indigenous people and people of colour that contradict modern acceptance, celebration, and understanding of diverse communities,” was the judgment of the ALSC.

Also featuring Laura Ingalls Wilder's biographer, Pamela Hill; plus the Commanche writer Paul Chaat Smith in an extract from The Invention of the USA.

"I feel worried," says Samira Ahmed, "that we've lost the ability to have nuance. I cannot read these books without feeling aspects of racism, but why shouldn't we be able to read them and still see the beauty in them."

Presented by Matthew Parris.

Producer: Miles Warde

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2018.


SAT 08:00 Booked (b0075lw6)
Series 2

Episode 4

Alan Bennett reports on the Gulf War, and the book of Genesis becomes an American soap.

Outrageous parody, biting wit and bizarre couplings from:

Miles Kington
Dillie Keane
Mark Thomas
Roger McGough

Ian McMillan chairs the irreverent literary game.

Producer: Marc Jobst

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1997.


SAT 08:30 Ayres on the Air (b019ly4t)
Series 2

Fame

More light hearted verse and comic sketches from Pam Ayres.

Pam examines how people chase fame and try to hang on to it - including:

A sketch about name-dropping and a poem about not being kissed.

With:

Geoffrey Whitehead
Felicity Montagu

Written by Pam Ayres, Chris Thompson, Peter Reynolds and Jan Etherington.

Producer: Claire Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2006.


SAT 09:00 Writing... The Midlands (m000cq2v)
Crime Writer Mark Billingham was born in the Midlands and for this showcase he's going back to the county that made him a writer to celebrate it's literature both past and present.

Along the way Mark meets some of the Midland's best writing talent. The best selling author of 'My Name is Leon', Kit De Waal, who has invaluable writing advice and a passionate defence of the Midlands accent and 'the poet with punch', Matt Windle who tells how poetry helped turn his life around and celebrates the vibrant Spoken Word scene in and around Birmingham.

Mark also visits literary landmarks from the personal, such as Kings' Heath Library where he fell in love with reading, to the mystical, Sarehole Mill, the inspiration for JRR Tolkein's Hobbiton.

Along the Way we hear the following programmes from the BBC Archives

* The Rotter's Club
* In The Studio - Lee Child (BBC World Service)
* Only Artists
* Adrift at the Athena
* Anita and Me
* The Hobbit, The Musical

Presented by Mark Billingham

Producer: Jessica Treen

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


SAT 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b008p8pl)
Series 5

The Prize Money

The Lad gets more than he bargained for when he wins a TV quiz show.

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.


SAT 12:30 Cooking in a Bedsitter (b083mrvf)
Series 1

Beef Olives

Beattie Edmondson and Nikesh Patel star in Sue Teddern's comedy, set in a 1960s' bedsitter - inspired by Katharine Whitehorn's cookery classic.

In this opening episode, Trisha embarks on bedsit life, determined to make it as a get-ahead girl about town.

Trisha ...... Beattie Edmondson
Deepak ...... Nikesh Patel
June ...... Alison Belbin
Len ...... John Bowler
Tony ...... John Dougall
Katharine Whitehorn ...... Karen Bartke

Director: Emma Harding

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2016.


SAT 13:00 Archive on 4 (m00055r6)
The University of the Air

Gordon Brown was one of the first tutors for the Open University.

To mark the OU's 50th anniversary in 2019, the former UK Prime Minister, tells the remarkable story from the battle for its birth to the current crisis.

The brainchild of Harold Wilson, brought into being by the passionate efforts of Jennie Lee, the OU was founded on the revolutionary principle of open access for all, with no previous qualifications required.

Since it was founded, more than 2 million students have passed through its decidedly open doors.

With over 170,000 current students, it's the biggest university in the UK and one of the largest in the world. Until recently it consistently ranked high for student satisfaction.

Though it’s perhaps best known as a classically 1970s institution, evoking memories of early mornings perched in front of the television, the OU seemingly passed into the digital age with quiet aplomb, yet the increased competition from MOOC providers, a recent fall in student numbers and leadership crisis put into question the future of the OU.

With contributions from:

Robin Wilson, son of Harold Wilson and OU Professor
Current Chancellor Martha Lane-Fox
Vice- Chancellor Mary Kellett
Professor Steven Rose
Anant Agarwal, CEO of EdX
Willy Russell
Lenny Henry

Producer: Liza Greig

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2019.


SAT 14:00 Flight of the Conchords (b00dn8br)
Tower of London

The Kiwi band tries to make it big in London.

Improvised comedy from the satirical pop pair, as they align with established comics to poke fun at all aspects of pop music.

Rob Brydon narrates the six-part musical odyssey about a novelty band.

Starring New Zealand musical comedy duo, Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement.

With:

Rhys Darby
Mike Sengelow
Neil Finn
Andy Parsons

Additional material by Joel Morris.

Musicians: David Catlin-Birch and Mark Allis.

Producer: Will Saunders

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in September 2005.


SAT 14:30 Hut 33 (b01j9hsk)
Series 3

Know Thyne Enemy

It's 1942 and the war is not going well - so the codebreakers of Bletchley Park are under even more pressure than usual.

Archie, Gordon and Charles try to think like Germans to predict the Enigma machine code...

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

Professor Charles Gardner …. Robert Bathurst
Archie …. Tom Goodman-Hill
Gordon ...... Fergus Craig
Minka …. Olivia Coleman
Mrs Best …. Lill Roughley
3rd Lieutenant Joshua Featherstonhaugh-Marshall …. Alex MacQueen

Producer: Adam Bromley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2009.


SAT 15:00 Weak at the Top (b00rgpbw)
Series 1

Gold Card

John Weak puts the man into management.

He's randy, devious, sexist and drink-sodden, a high-powered marketing director with the morals of a skunk, the skin of a rhino and the brain of a one-celled organism.

Alexander Armstrong stars as John Weak in Guy Browning’s sitcom.

John Weak ...... Alexander Armstrong
Hayley ...... Clare Perkins
Sir Marcus ...... Geoffrey Whitehead
Bill Peters ...... Ron Cook
Tim Smallwood ...... Ewan Bailey
Debbie ...... Colleen Prendergast

Producer: Jonquil Panting

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2005.


SAT 15:30 28 Acts in 28 Minutes (b008khpv)
Series 2

Episode 1

The fastest show on-air is back!

28 performers have just 60 seconds in which to entertain the audience in this traditional variety show, featuring established stand-ups, and some newer talent

The whole thing is presided over by John Humphrys, who sits at the side of the stage with a stopwatch, ready to cut the microphone when the time is up.

And hey - if there's an act you don't like, well, there's another one along in 55 seconds or so...

Jeremy Limb
Des Clarke
Penny Broadhurst
Arnab Chanda
John Sessions
Christina Martin
Gavin Osborn
Aaron Counter
G-Force
James Kettle
Paula Wilcox
James Branch
Pegabovine
Dave Cohen
Jarlath Regan
Dutch Elm Conservatoire
Jeff Innocent
Katherine Jakeways
Carl Donnelly
Stephen Grant
Mara Carlyle
Stephen K Amos
Barry Davies
Jeff Green
Shappi Khorsandi
Martin Jarvis
The Puppini Sisters
Stewart Lee

Producers: Rohan Acharya and Ed Morrish

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2007.


SAT 16:00 James Joyce - Blind Date With Bloomsday (b011tynw)
Much quoted but arguably little read, James Joyce's Ulysses is a Modernist classic.

Set on June 16th 1904, the author cannily assigned his novel its own annual feast day.

Peter White travelled to Dublin on Bloomsday in 2011 to meet the celebrants who enthusiastically enact sections of the book.

Among them - resplendent in boater and blazer - is Irish Senator David Norris, a founder of Dublin's Joyce Centre, explaining how an apparently random string of consonants precisely captures the sound of a breaking wave. But there's also the writer and Irish Times journalist John Waters who's courageous enough to confess that he's only ever managed to get as far as page 35 of Ulysses. "It's more important to Irish tourism", he says, "than to readers".

What Peter realises is that whilst the text of Ulysses might be dense and difficult on the page, it is in fact perfectly suited to the ear, as radio - filled with gleeful linguistic tricks, puns and jokes and stream of consciousness bawdiness.

Having read Ulysses in Braille, Peter finds out that Joyce was long troubled by eye problems, and that the author's eyesight worsened considerably whilst writing the book when exiled in Zurich. As a blind man himself, Peter is interested to hear how Joyce uses blindness and myopia to great symbolic effect in his work - evoking the whole of Dublin society by emphasising all the senses - sound, touch and smell as much as sight.

Producer: Mark Smalley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2011.


SAT 16:30 Martha's Streets by Dermot Bolger (b03vcpd8)
A woman recalls how James Joyce's Ulysses profoundly influenced her life for the better. Read by Doreen Keogh.

Dermot Bolger's touching story of how James Joyce's Ulysses influenced and inspired one woman's life.

Read by Doreen Keogh.

Producer: Oonagh McMullan

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2004.


SAT 16:45 James Joyce's Ulysses (b03vcpdb)
Episode 1

16th June 1904: Stephen Dedalus and Leopold Bloom's Dublin days unwind. With Henry Goodman, Andrew Scott and Stephen Rea.

8.00 am:
'Stately plump' Buck Mulligan calls Stephen Dedalus to the top of the Martello tower overlooking Dublin Bay - and so begins James Joyce's celebrated account of the 16th June 1904. The combined stories of Stephen and Leopold Bloom as they meander through the city. Dramatised by Robin Brooks.

8.15 am:
Stephen Dedalus breakfasts with Mulligan and the Englishman Haines before walking out along the strand to the swimming place at Forty Foot Hole.

10.00 am:
Stephen Dedalus collects his wages from Headmaster Deasy, who wants Stephen to deliver a letter about the recent outbreak of Foot and Mouth disease to the editor of the Evening Telegraph.

8.00 am:
7 Eccles Street, Dublin. The home of Leopold and Marion (Molly) Bloom. Bloom, we are told, 'eats with relish the inner organs of beasts and fowls' and cooks himself a pork kidney for breakfast. While Molly receives a letter from concert promoter Hugh 'Blazes' Boylan who has arranged to visit her later in the day, Bloom prepares to attend Paddy Dignam's funeral at Glasnevin cemetery.

11.00 am
Stephen walks on Sandymount Strand before visiting the offices of the Evening Telegraph, where he catches a glimpse of advertising salesman Leopold Bloom. Stephen takes the Editor out for a drink, while Bloom slips into Davy Byrne's pub for a cheese sandwich.

Narrator ...... Stephen Rea
Stephen Dedalus ...... Andrew Scott
Malachi 'Buck' Mulligan ...... Kevin Trainor
Haines ...... Harry Livingstone
Mary Dedalus ...... Janet Moran
Young Man ...... Ronan Raftery
Mr Deasy ...... Jim Norton
Sargent ...... Joshua Ellershaw
Usher ...... Aidan Dunlop
Leopold Bloom ...... Henry Goodman
Molly Bloom ...... Niamh Cusack
Milly Bloom ...... Grainne Keenan
Martin Cunningham ...... Stephen Hogan
Simon Dedalus ...... Des McAleer
Martha Clifford ...... Christine Absalom
Miles Crawford ...... Jonathan Forbes
Dilly Dedalus ...... Bronagh Taggart
Blazes Boylan ...... Sean Campion
Josie Breen ...... Grainne Keenan
Bantam Lyons ...... John Rogan

With Christine Absalom, Pip Donaghy, Aidan Dunlop, Peter Hamilton Dyer, Stephen Hogan, Gerard McDermott, Ronan Raftery

Singer: Daire Halpin
Pianist: Colin Guthrie

Producer: Jeremy Mortimer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2012.


SAT 18:00 James Joyce's Ulysses (b03vcpdd)
Episode 2

16th June 1904: Stephen explains his theory of Hamlet, then Bloom argues with the bigoted 'Citizen'. With Henry Goodman and Andrew Scott.

2.00 pm:
Stephen tries to get commissioned for an article at the National Library, while Leopold Bloom takes lunch at the Ormond Hotel and listens to Simon Dedalus and Benjamin Dollard sing at the piano. Mid-afternoon: Hugh 'Blazes' Boylan is on his way to his adulterous assignation with Molly Bloom in Eccles Street.

5.00 pm:
Bloom gets into an argument with the 'Citizen' which climaxes in mock-heroic battle. Bloom makes a dignified retreat and his opponent flings a biscuit tin after him. This episode is narrated by an anonymous crony of the 'Citizen', an anti-semitic Nationalist bigot. Repulsive as he is, he provides an opportunity for Bloom to show his true heroism by arguing against prejudice and preaching a doctrine of love and understanding.

Narrator ...... Stephen Rea
Leopold Bloom ...... Henry Goodman
Stephen Dedalus ...... Andrew Scott
Molly Bloom ...... Niamh Cusack
Simon Dedalus ...... Des McAleer
Richard Best ...... John Rogan
John Eglinton ...... Peter Hamilton Dyer
Malachi Mulligan ...... Kevin Trainor
Patrick Dignam ...... Joshua Ellershaw
Hugh 'Blazes' Boylan ...... Sean Campion
Lenehan ...... Lorcan Cranitch
Benjamin Dollard ...... Gerard McDermott
Martin Cunningham. ...... Stephen Hogan
Miss Kennedy ...... Denise Gough
Miss Douce ...... Bronagh Taggart
Citizen...Pip Donaghy
Unnamed Narrator...Jim Norton
Joe Hynes...John Rogan
Terry O'Ryan, Martin Cunningham...Stephen Hogan
Alf Bergan...Ronan Raftery
Lenehan...Lorcan Cranitch

With Aidan Dunlop, Peter Hamilton Dyer,Jonathan Forbes, Grainne Keenan and Harry Livingstone.

Dramatised by Robin Brooks

Producer: Jeremy Mortimer

First broadcast on BBC R4 in June 2012.


SAT 19:20 James Joyce's Ulysses (b03vcpdg)
Episode 3

8pm, 16th June 1904:
Bloom spies on Gerty, then rescues Stephen from a brawl outside a brothel. With Henry Goodman and Frances Barber.

Bloom cannot go home, for he knows that Molly has an adulterous appointment with Hugh 'Blazes' Boylan. So he stands on the beach at nightfall watching Gerty MacDowell enjoy the fireworks. Meanwhile, at the maternity hospital in Holles Street, Mina Purefoy is still struggling - after three days - to give birth.

Nearby, Stephen Dedalus joins a raucous group of medical students and Bloom also joins the party, which then moves off to Bella Cohen's brothel.

Narrator ...... Stephen Rea
Leopold Bloom ...... Henry Goodman
Stephen Dedalus ...... Andrew Scott
Molly Bloom ...... Niamh Cusack
Bella Cohen ...... Frances Barber
Gerty MacDowell ...... Denise Gough
Cissy Caffrey, Nurse Callan ...... Bronagh Taggart
Edy Boardman ...... Grainne Keenan
Tommy ...... Aidan Dunlop
Lenehan. ...... Lorcan Cranitch
Malachi Mulligan ...... Kevin Trainor
Private Compton ...... Peter Hamilton Dyer
Private Carr ...... Ronan Raftery
Rudolph Bloom ...... Pip Donaghy
Hugh 'Blazes' Boylan ...... Sean Campion
Zoe ...... Susie Riddell

With Christine Absalom, Aidan Dunlop, Jonathan Forbes, Stephen Hogan, John Rogan, Harry Livingstone, Gerard McDermott, Janet Moran

Dramatised by Robin Brooks

Producer: Jeremy Mortimer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2012.


SAT 21:05 James Joyce's Ulysses (b03vcpdj)
Episode 4

After midnight:

Bloom takes Stephen home, and gives him a cup of cocoa. They talk, relieve themselves in the garden and go their separate ways. Bloom thinks on Molly's sexual encounter with Blazes Boylan. He joins her in bed. He sleeps.

Then Molly also muses on Boylan, re-living the afternoon's activity and winding up all the threads and themes of the day.

Narrator ...... Stephen Rea
Leopold Bloom ...... Henry Goodman
Stephen Dedalus ...... Andrew Scott
Molly Bloom ...... Niamh Cusack
Dilly Dedalus ...... Bronagh Taggart
Sinbad ...... Pip Donaghy

With Peter Hamilton Dyer, Stephen Hogan,Gerard McDermott and Ronan Raftery.

Singer: Daire Halpin
Pianist: Colin Guthrie

Dramatised by Robin Brooks

Producer: Jeremy Mortimer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2012.


SAT 22:00 28 Acts in 28 Minutes (b008kmqx)
Series 2

Episode 2

28 performers have just 60 seconds in which to entertain the audience in this traditional variety show, featuring established stand-ups, and some newer talent.

The whole thing is presided over by John Humphrys, who sits at the side of the stage with a stopwatch, ready to cut the microphone when the time is up.

And hey - if there's an act you don't like, well, there's another one along in 55 seconds or so...

Arthur Smith
Catherine Williams
Natalie Haynes
Murray Lachlan Young
Dave Fulton
Harald Dubois [Kevin Eldon]
Paul Sinha
Fat Tongue
Mick Miller
I Am Kloot
Dr. Phil Hammond
Pappy's Fun Club
Five Live Drive
Dan Evans
Faultless & Torrance
Joe Wilkinson
Joolz Denby
Paul Carenza
Philip Pope
Carrie Quinlan
Lady Agatha [Lizzie Roper]
Mark Maier
Hils Barker
The Pros from Dover
Andy Zaltzman
Billy Bennett [Andrew Sachs]
Jimmy Cricket
Marcus Brigstocke

Producers: Rohan Acharya and Ed Morrish

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2008.


SAT 22:30 Chain Reaction (b00m508g)
Series 3

Marcus Brigstocke and Clive Anderson

Comedian Marcus Brigstocke interviews presenter Clive Anderson.

This is the tag talk show series where the guest turns interviewer in the next show.

Recorded with an audience, the interviews focus on the life, career and the passions of the interviewee but often prove to be as revealing about the interviewer.

Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2007.


SAT 23:00 Foley and McColl: The Interview (b0076d57)
Hereford Hop

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 diversifying into cheese.

Written by and starring Sean Foley and Hamish McColl.

Director: Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2003.


SAT 23:15 Jigsaw (b01r5pxx)
Series 1

Episode 4

From trouble with a cat to a theatre trip to see Les Misérables

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 Hut 33 (b01jk1bx)
Series 3

Big Machine

1942: can Gordon's new computing invention help the Bletchley Park code-breakers?

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

Professor Charles Gardner …. Robert Bathurst
Archie …. Tom Goodman-Hill
Gordon ...... Fergus Craig
3rd Lieutenant Joshua Featherstonhaugh-Marshall …. Alex MacQueen
Minka …. Olivia Coleman
Mrs Best …. Lill Roughley

Producer: Adam Bromley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2009.



SUNDAY 12 JUNE 2022

SUN 00:00 Utopia (b06y9b6t)
2016 saw the 500th Anniversary of Thomas More's classic work of speculative fiction, which has entered the culture so deeply that the name of his fictional island is the accepted term for our hopes and dreams of a better society.

Poet Michael Symmons Roberts dramatisation brings More's strange and enchanting island to life, told through the memoirs of Raphael Hythloday.

More goes on a diplomatic trip to Antwerp, to sort out a dispute in the commercial wool trade between Britain and the Netherlands. While he is there he meets an old man who is clearly widely travelled.

More complains about the petty politics of the trade dispute, and the old stranger bemoans the state of contemporary society. There is a better way, he says, and I have seen it. The stranger introduces himself as the explorer and adventurer Raphael Hythloday, who at the height of his career of was sent out from Antwerp to explore an unmapped and remote part of the ocean. After months of sailing, he chanced upon an island society unlike any he had seen before. The island was called 'Utopia'.

Utopia fleshes out the story of Raphael's visit to the island, giving us vivid descriptions of the place and its society, its laws and social patterns and customs.

All the bearings for this new drama are be taken from the rules and descriptions of the island in More's book, and the clues he gives about Raphael's visit.

RAPHAEL HYTHLODAY - Raad Rawi
YOUNG RAPHAEL - Nacho Aldeguer
THOMAS MORE / ACHORIAN - Michael Peavoy
PETER GILES - Cameron Blakeley
ABRAXA - Emily Pithon
BARZANES - Jonathan Keeble
MACARIA - Fiona Clarke

Directed in Salford by Susan Roberts.

First heard on BBC Radio 4 in January 2016.


SUN 01:00 Archive on 4 (m00055r6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:00 Flight of the Conchords (b00dn8br)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:30 Hut 33 (b01j9hsk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Saturday]


SUN 03:00 Weak at the Top (b00rgpbw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:00 on Saturday]


SUN 03:30 28 Acts in 28 Minutes (b008khpv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:30 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 Philip Marlowe - The Big Sleep (b007k360)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 Great Lives (m0001f0y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 Jaws by Peter Benchley (Omnibus) (b0bgpfw3)
"The great fish moved silently through the night water..."

It's high summer. At Cape Cod's Amity Island, the tourists are arriving in their hundreds.

But something is lurking just off the coast and one young holiday-maker is about to go skinny dipping...

Will it ever be safe to go back into the water?

Peter Benchley's classic novel 'Jaws' was first published in 1974 and shot straight on to the bestseller lists. It's since sold over 20 million copies.

A year later, it was adapted into the iconic film by Steven Spielberg, which won three Academy Awards.

Omnibus of the first five of ten parts abridged by Richard Hamilton.

Read by Henry Goodman.

Producer: Justine Willett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2018.


SUN 07:10 Inheritance Tracks (b05nxmv6)
Benjamin Zephaniah

Writer, poet and musician Benjamin Zephaniah chooses Bob and Marcia's Young, Gifted and Black, and Something Inside by Labi Siffre.


SUN 07:20 Charles Dickens (b09hx1qc)
Dombey and Son (Omnibus)

Episode 1

Mid-19th-century London.

At last, a boy is born to Paul Dombey, but at what cost?

Starring Alex Jennings and Robert Glenister.

The fortunes of shipping firm owner, Paul Dombey.

Originally published in monthly parts from 1846, Charles Dickens's novel appeared in one volume in 1848.

Omnibus of the first five of twenty parts dramatised by Mike Walker.

Charles Dickens ...... Alex Jennings
Dombey ...... Robert Glenister
Florence ...... Abigail Hollick
Young Florence ...... Eliza Darby
Paul ...... Jacob Theato
Mr Carker ...... Adrian Lukis
Captain Cuttle ...... Trevor Peacock
Mrs Brown ...... Geraldine James
Dr Blimber ...... Robin Soans
Mrs Pipchin ...... Flaminia Cinque
Dr Peps ...... Karl Johnson
Polly Toodles ...... Pam Ferris
Susan ...... Nadine Marshall
Walter ...... Joseph Arkley
Young Walter ...... Jordan Clarke
Toots ...... Sam Pamphilon

Other parts played by:

Ben Crowe
Peter Marinker
Simon Treves
Alex Lanipekun
Lloyd Thomas

Music by Nicolai Abrahamsen.

Directors: Jessica Dromgoole and Jeremy Mortimer.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2007.


SUN 08:30 Albert and Me (b049f20x)
Series 2

File Under Trouble

Single dad Bryan takes a temporary admin job and chases a missing file.

Stars Robert Lindsay and Pat Coombs.

The struggles of single parent Bryan Archer to find work while raising his baby son, Albert.

Bryan Archer …. Robert Lindsay
Mum/Albert ...... Pat Coombs
Mrs Willis …. Diana King
Vera …. Marica Warren
Edward …. Gorden Kaye
Mr Charlesworth …. Bernard Gallagher
Mrs Charlesworth …. Lynda Baron
Sandra and Doreen …. Wendy Murray

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 (b07wbb7d)
Series 1

Episode 12

The ad agency hires some bird-brained talent for a new campaign to promote rum.

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

Written by Myles Rudge and Ronnie Wolfe.

Michael …. Michael Medwin
Maggie …. Eleanor Summerfield
Janet …. Fenella Fielding
Shirley …. Sheila Hancock
Adrian …. Nicholas Phipps
Barman/Actor …. Warren Mitchell
Joey the Parrot …. Peter Hawkins

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 (b08tcnmr)
Series 3

Cedric the Gnome

The case of a missing gnome named Cedric.

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.


SUN 10:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b082m630)
Americans

Alice Walker

From Beethoven to Stevie Wonder.

Award-winning author, poet, feminist and activist, Alice Walker shares her castaway choices with Kirsty Young

Her novel The Color Purple brought Alice worldwide attention and acclaim. The story of a poor black girl surviving in the deep American south, between the wars, it's a landmark work, disturbing and exhilarating in equal measure.

If one subscribes to the idea that "art is a wound turned to light", then Alice Walker's early life proved crucial to her future creations. Shot and blinded in one eye by her brother's BB gun it was through the isolation of her injury that she began to write. She once described poetry as "medicine".

She has also said, "I know the world's a mess, but there's so much that's gorgeous in it. I wish everybody could have what I have."

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2013.


SUN 10:45 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b00lyx6f)
Series 1

The Serpent's Stare

Underground animals are very different to the animals that spend their life on the surface. They are a different shape, their senses are tuned in a very different way and they manifestly come from a different world.

Does this explain the stare of the snake?

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

Sir David has just been awarded an even more prestigious honour - the Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George for his services to TV, broadcasting and conservation.

Producer: Julian Hector

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2009.


SUN 11:00 Radiolab (m00186b0)
Series 9

Dusty Docs

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

Radiolab explores British imperial rule in Kenya, and the power documents to prove grave historical wrongs

Jad Abumrad and the Radiolab team investigate a strange world.

From WNYC. First broadcast on public radio in the USA in 2015 and 2021.


SUN 11:55 Inheritance Tracks (b05nxmv6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:10 today]


SUN 12:00 Poetry Extra (m00186b2)
Poetry Please - Bloomsday

Poet Daljit Nagra revisits the BBC's poetry archive and 100 years since the publication of Ulysses he selects Poetry Please: Bloomsday with poetry by James Joyce and Paul Durcan. Presented by Roger McGough.

The programme also features the usual varied selection of listeners' requests for poets including Kenneth Slessor, Julia Darling and Fannie Stearns-Gifford. Producer Sally Heaven.

Produced by Sally Heaven.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2015.


SUN 12:30 HR (b01cw7kn)
Series 3

Gambled

The two friends, having discovered that their pensions are worthless, take every measure thinkable to survive.

Now they're hoping for a lottery win.

Nigel William's retirement comedy series, starring Jonathan Pryce and Nicholas le Prevost.

Peter ..... Jonathan Pryce
Sam ..... Nicholas Le Prevost
Dustman ..... Gerard McDermott

Producer: Peter Kavanagh

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2012.


SUN 13:00 The Dawn Watch by Maya Jasonoff (Omnibus) (b09g40dy)
The story of Joseph Conrad.

Orphaned as a child, he went on to sail the seas and become the author of 'Heart Of Darkness' and 'Lord Jim'.

Biography by Maya Jasonoff.

After his father's death, young Conrad is in the care of his Uncle Tadeuz for some years.

One day he announces his plans to go to sea, to travel to the great port of Marseilles and find a ship. How will his uncle react?

Omnibus of five parts abridged by Katrin Williams.

Read by Laurel Lefkow.

Producer Duncan Minshull

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2017.


SUN 14:10 Inheritance Tracks (m00061qr)
Jodie Kidd

Former model and pub landlady Jodie Kidd chooses Dire Straits' Money for Nothing and Bob Marley's No Woman No Cry.


SUN 14:20 Winifred Holtby - South Riding (Omnibus) (b007jrtm)
Episode 3

Sarah Burton encounters the bitter taste of loss and the joy of achievement, as the headmistress of Kiplington High School.

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 the last five of fifteen episodes dramatised by Gill Adams.

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

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 For One Night Only (p071zgyk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 02:30 on Saturday]


SUN 16:00 Peter Tinniswood (m00186b5)
The Wireless Lady

Winifred Leslie, the Grande Dame of radio drama, lives alone and thinks she’s been forgotten.

But when she’s offered a part by a young producer at the age of 80, her memories come flooding back:.

She recalls her three marriages, appearing on Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs – and being Samuel Beckett's muse.

Her companion in life is an old Bakelite wireless, which answers her back.

Starring Billie Whitelaw and Christian Rodska.

Peter Tinniswood’s sad, funny and joyous celebration of the great days of radio.

Winifred Leslie …… Billie Whitelaw
The Wireless …… Christian Rodska

Directed in Bristol by Shaun MacLoughlin.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1996


SUN 17:00 Poetry Extra (m00186b2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 today]


SUN 17:30 HR (b01cw7kn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 today]


SUN 18:00 Fear on 4 (b00c82hm)
Series 3

2. Green and Pleasant

The Man in Black's cautionary tale of the kidnapping of a "green" pop star with something to hide.

A series of nerve-tinglers.

Written by Bert Coules.

Lisa …. Karen Archer
Stephen …. Nigel Carrington
Sarah …. Rebecca Jones
The Man/‘Mr Smith’ …. Jonathan Tafler
Police Inspector …. Brian Miller
WPC …. Jenny Howe
The Man in Black …. Edward de Souza

Producer: Gerry Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1991.


SUN 18:30 Night Terrace (m00083jj)
Series 2

2. Full Steam

The house lands on a starship powered by steam, complete with clockwork-powered first mate!

There’s more than one mystery afoot…but Anastasia and new housemate Sue seem to have it all in hand.

This leaves Eddie feeling like a third wheel. Will he be any help in unravelling the secrets of the SSS Improbable?"

Sci-fi comedy starring Neighbours’ Jackie Woodburne.

Anastasia Black …. Jackie Woodburne
Eddie Jones …. Ben McKenzie
Sue Denholm …. Petra Elliott
Captain Fitzroy …. Andrew McClelland
Aubrey …. Amanda Buckley
Aubrey …. Dave Lamb
Rosh …. Ming-Zhu Hii

Additional voices:

Richard Schipper
Graeme Callaghan
Brianna Williams
John Richards
David Ashton

Writer: Ben McKenzie

Music: David Ashtom

Producers: Ben McKenzie and John Richards.

A Splendid Chaps production.


SUN 19:00 Radiolab (m00186b0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 19:55 Inheritance Tracks (b05nxmv6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:10 today]


SUN 20:00 Peter Tinniswood (m00186b5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 today]


SUN 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b082m630)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


SUN 21:45 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b00lyx6f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today]


SUN 22:00 HR (b01cw7kn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 today]


SUN 22:30 The Guns of Adam Riches (b01qfjmz)
Series 1

Mastermind

Mastermind intends to kill the audience, unless a brave challenger from the front row can defeat him.

Character comedy from 2011 Edinburgh Award winner, Adam Riches.

With fast-paced, offbeat sketches, songs (there are no songs) and a generous dollop of audience interaction.

Written by Adam Riches.

With:

Cariad Lloyd
Jim Johnson

Producers: Simon Mayhew-Archer & Rupert Majendie.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2013.


SUN 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (m0018j1s)
Sunil Patel 1/3

From 10.00pm until midnight, seven days a week, the Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. Plus Iain Lee chats to Sunil Patel.


SUN 23:00 The Masterson Inheritance (b007jq3n)
Series 2

The Gangrene of the Mastersons

The Masterson's epic Crimean War struggle of carnage, carnality and cads.

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 July 1994.


SUN 23:30 John Finnemore's Double Acts (b08tcp50)
Series 2

Here's What We Do

It's Pidge and Gavin! The old team back together again for one last mission.

Starring Kieran Hodgson and Ethan Lawrence.

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

Pidge ...... Kieran Hodgson
Gavin ...... Ethan Lawrence
John Finnemore ...... Himself

Producer: David Tyler

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



MONDAY 13 JUNE 2022

MON 00:00 Fear on 4 (b00c82hm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 00:30 Night Terrace (m00083jj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 The Dawn Watch by Maya Jasonoff (Omnibus) (b09g40dy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:10 Inheritance Tracks (m00061qr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:10 on Sunday]


MON 02:20 Winifred Holtby - South Riding (Omnibus) (b007jrtm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:20 on Sunday]


MON 03:30 For One Night Only (p071zgyk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 02:30 on Saturday]


MON 04:00 Peter Tinniswood (m00186b5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Poetry Extra (m00186b2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 HR (b01cw7kn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 Dixon of Dock Green (b016pklm)
Series 2

The Key of the Nick

There's supposed to be a surprise party to celebrate George's 21 years on the beat at Dock Green police station.

But it turns into a night in cold storage instead as Dixon and Crawford are held hostage...

Radio revival of BBC TV's famous copper, based at a London police station.

Starring David Calder and Hamish Clark.

Written for TV by Ted Willis and adapted for radio by Sue Rodwell.

George Dixon ...... David Calder
Andy Crawford ...... Hamish Clark
Jimmy Todd ...... Carl Prekopp
Tessa ...... Katharine Rodgers
Albert Todd ...... Michael Fenton Stevens

Director: Viv Beeby

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2006.


MON 06:30 Unofficial Rosie (b007jlfq)
1. Down These Mean Streets

Merseyside mother of two Rosie Monaghan is 39 and redundant.

Wondering what to do with the rest of her life - she decides to become a private detective...

Paula Wilcox stars in Alan McDonald's six-part thriller serial.

Rosie ...... Paula Wilcox
Margie ...... Elizabeth Estensen
Jerry ...... Christopher Bramwell
Mike ...... Steve Hodson
Bob ...... Dominic Grounsell
Carol ...... Helen Roberts
Andrew ...... Kim Wall

Others parts played by:

Federay Holmes
Siriol Jenkins
Matthew Morgan
Nicholas Murchie

Music composed by Peter Howell.

Director: Tracey Neale

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1993.


MON 07:00 It's a Fair Cop (b08v894j)
Series 3

Collision Decision

What is the most broken law in Britain?

The Road Traffic Act 1988.

Drivers will have a collision once every 17 years, but how many report them? When do you have to report it and when don't you?

Alfie raises all sorts of issues involving police impartiality, fairness, discretion and the question - when is an animal not an animal?

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 (m00180ct)
Series 89

Gert Lush, Eurovision and British Tapas

Sue Perkins challenges Dane Baptiste, Jayde Adams, Jan Ravens 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 Gert Lush to British Tapas.

Production co-ordinator: Caroline Barlow
Sound editor: Marc Willcox
Producer: Hayley Sterling

A BBC Studios Production


MON 08:00 Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (b007jrx4)
Storm in a Tea Chest

Bob and Terry take a trip down memory lane.

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
Thelma Chambers …. Brigit Forsyth
Police Sergeant …. Robert Gillespie

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 (b007jnlh)
The Turn of the Knob

Miss Primrose shares a gruesome story of her time as governess at a country mansion.

Starring Miranda Richardson, Martin Jarvis, Rosemary Leach, Brenda Blethyn and Roy Hudd.

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

Written by Ian Brown and James Hendrie.

Miss Primrose …… Miranda Richardson
Mr Wright …… Martin Jarvis
Mrs Stark …… Rosemary Leach
Ruth …… Brenda Blethyn
Mr Stark …… Hugh Lloyd
Sorpressa …… Roy Hudd
Queenie …… Rachel Gurney
Green …… Royce Mills
Laurence …… Phil Nice

Producer: Paul Spencer.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1987.


MON 09:00 Counterpoint (b011tzkx)
Series 25

2011 Semi-final 2

Paul Gambaccini chairs the second semi-final of 2011’s search to find the nation's musical mastermind.

Richard Foster from Crowborough
Andrew Killeen from Birmingham
Paul McKenna Sutton Coldfield

From the BBC Radio Theatre in London.

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

Producer: Paul Bajoria

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2011.


MON 09:30 Double Science (b012ry02)
Pilot

Teacher turmoil erupts at a Sixth Form College specialising in drama, when a new female head arrives determined to revitalise the science department.

Incompetent science teachers Dr Colin Jackson and Dr Kenneth Farley-Pittman react in different ways to the arrival of Dr Alison Hatton.

Pilot episode for the following series written by and starring Ben Willbond and Justin Edwards.

With:

Rebecca Front
Raza Jaffrey
Dustin Demri-Burns

Producer: Adam Bromley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2007.


MON 10:00 Twenty Thousand Streets under the Sky (b07g8d1l)
1. The Midnight Bell

London, 1927: Bob meets a prostitute called Jenny and Ella is invited to the theatre by Mr Eccles.

Starring Steven Pacey, Annette Badland, Emily Morgan and John Moffatt.

Patrick Hamilton's semi-autobiographical trilogy set in working class, inter-war London.

Dramatised in three parts by Frederic Bradnum.

Bob ...... Steven Pacey
Ella ...... Annette Badland
Jenny ...... Emily Morgan
Ernest Eccles ...... John Moffatt
Rex ...... Christopher Good
Andy ...... David Goudge
Tom ...... Paul Downing
Marian ...... Margot Boyd
Bella ...... Joan Matheson
Violet ...... Alice Arnold
Ella's Mother ...... Anna Cropper
Guvnor ...... David King
Mrs Guvnor ...... Jo Kendall

Other parts played by:

Vincent Brimble
Brian Miller
Joan Walker

Producer: Glyn Dearman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1989.


MON 11:00 TED Radio Hour (m0018748)
Series 9

Changing Our Minds

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

Manoush Zomorodi explores how we can better admit to being wrong, change our minds and rethink our ideas for the better.

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


MON 11:50 Inheritance Tracks (m001874b)
Jess Gillam

Saxophonist Jess Gillam chooses 'The Whole of the Moon' by The Waterboys and 'Stars' sung by Nina Simone Live at Montreux 1976.


MON 12:00 Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (b007jrx4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 Tales From the Mausoleum Club (b007jnlh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 Dixon of Dock Green (b016pklm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 Unofficial Rosie (b007jlfq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 Jaws by Peter Benchley (b0bgc190)
6. 'He didn't see the fin rise behind him.'

Will it ever be safe to go back into the water?

Henry Goodman continues Peter Benchley's classic 1974 novel, and one of the greatest movies of all time.

Amity's beaches are open again for the 4th July weekend. But Brody is nervous...

This 1974 novel shot straight on to the bestseller lists, and has since sold some 20 million copies. It was adapted into the iconic film by Steven Spielberg a year later. The film won three Academy Awards.

Produced by Justine Willett
Abridged by Richard Hamilton

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2018.


MON 14:15 Charles Dickens (b09hzrvj)
Dombey and Son

Episode 6

Dombey is in deep mourning for his son.

Florence turns to her father for solace, but he turns away.

Charles Dickens's 1846 story following the fortunes of shipping firm owner, Paul Dombey.

Dramatised in 20 parts by Mike Walker.

Charles Dickens..........Alex Jennings
Dombey......................Robert Glenister
Edith...........................Helen Schlesinger
Florence.....................Abigail Hollick
Captain Cuttle............Trevor Peacock
Mr Carker...................Adrian Lukis
Major..........................Nicky Henson
Walter........................Joseph Arkley
Mrs Brown.................Geraldine James
Mrs Skewton............. Fenella Fielding
Susan........................Nadine Marshall
Toots.........................Sam Pamphilon
Toodles.....................Ben Crowe
Rob............................Lloyd Thomas

Other parts played by Alex Lanipekun and Simon Treves.

Music by Nicolai Abrahamsen.

Directed by Jeremy Mortimer and Jessica Dromgoole.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2007.


MON 14:30 Mark Steel Does Hip Hop (b08fgyb6)
Mark Steel loves Hip Hop in foreign languages. Even though he can't understand a word; he loves the energy and attitude. In this programme he hopes to persuade you that far from the violent, misogynistic 'anti-music' it is sometimes thought to be by its critics Hip Hop is where it is at for young people all over the world today.The simple combination of a beat and words has proved itself endlessly adaptable and it has taken root in cultures from Iceland to Iran from Tanzania to Taiwan.

When pop and rock burst upon the world in the 50's it was the voice of rebellion but became so closely aligned with English that for decades young people around had little choice but to look to people who sang in an alien tongue if they wanted to join the party - lacking the confidence or means to compete with the soft power of Anglo American musicians.

Hip Hop and the internet has changed that; The big American record companies are no longer gate keepers to music that they once were and the simplicity of 'rapping' in a vernacular has proved a powerful combination that's given birth to vibrant hip hop scenes in most countries in the world.

In this programme we visit Iceland and then hear from artists from Africa, Asia and Latin America where Hip Hop has become the dominant form of music through which young people talk among themselves about the big and small issues in their lives.

Producer: Kevin Mousley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2017.


MON 15:00 Twenty Thousand Streets under the Sky (b07g8d1l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 Counterpoint (b011tzkx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 16:30 Double Science (b012ry02)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


MON 17:00 It's a Fair Cop (b08v894j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 17:30 Just a Minute (m00180ct)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 18:00 Methuselah's Children by Robert A Heinlein (b007rsz2)
5. New World

After entering the alien temple, a colonist returns as a broken man.

Paul Birchard continues Robert Heinlein's sci-fi novel.

Set up in the late 19th century, the aim of the Howard Foundation is to prolong human life via selective breeding and financial encouragement.

Abridged by Bert Coules.

Produced at BBC Scotland by Bruce Young.

Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in July 2007.


MON 18:30 A Good Read (b045z93z)
Roger Michell and Aminatta Forna

Notting Hill film director Roger Michell and writer Aminatta Forna talk about books they love with Harriett Gilbert.

Aminatta Forna's choice: The Rabbit House by Laura Alcoba
Publisher: Portobello Books

Roger Michell's choice: The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Publisher: Collins Classics

Harriett Gilbert's choice: Goodbye to All That by Robert Graves
Publisher: Penguin

Producer Beth O'Dea

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2014.


MON 19:00 Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (b007jrx4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 Tales From the Mausoleum Club (b007jnlh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 Dixon of Dock Green (b016pklm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 Unofficial Rosie (b007jlfq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 TED Radio Hour (m0018748)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:50 Inheritance Tracks (m001874b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:50 today]


MON 22:00 Just a Minute (m00180ct)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 Rubbish (b00770g2)
Series 1

Diversity

Meet Martin Christmas, local government officer, cynic and manic-depressive.

Martin is in search for inner peace but is held back by his yearly visit to the diversity workshop, by having to come up with slogans for a rubbish bus and by pagans in the Youth and Leisure department trying to recruit him. Then to top it all he keeps seeing the image of a bloke with metal plate in his jaw.

Reece Dinsdale stars in the first of two series by Tony Bagley.

Martin ...... Reece Dinsdale
Karen ...... Oriane Messina
Roger ...... Paul Copley
Don ...... Mark Maier
Sarah ...... Nicola Walker
Bryan ...... Neil Edmond
Barney ...... James Lance
Chris ...... Jim North
Adam ...... Paul Reynolds

Producer: Claire Bartlett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2006.


MON 23:00 The News Quiz (m00181mh)
Series 108

Episode 8

In the final episode of this series, Andy Zaltzman is joined by Alice Fraser, Ria Lina, Chris McCausland and Maisie Adam to discuss Boris Johnson surviving a confidence vote. The panel also examine the Queen’s Jubilee, rumours that the Pope might be resigning and whether climate change is making people shrink.

Hosted and written by Andy Zaltzman with additional material from Alice Fraser, Heidi Regan and Jade Gebbie.

Producer: Georgia Keating
Executive Producer: James Robinson
Production co-ordinator: Ryan Walker-Edwards
A BBC Studios Production


MON 23:30 Andrew Maxwell's Public Enemies (b03f8g6l)
Drugs Trade

The drugs trade is one of our few booming industries.

Andrew looks at the facts behind both the illegal and legal drugs. What are the risks? What are the problems? And what can we do about either?

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.

This series showcases 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 in October 2013.



TUESDAY 14 JUNE 2022

TUE 00:00 Methuselah's Children by Robert A Heinlein (b007rsz2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 A Good Read (b045z93z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 Dixon of Dock Green (b016pklm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 Unofficial Rosie (b007jlfq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 Jaws by Peter Benchley (b0bgc190)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:15 Charles Dickens (b09hzrvj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 Mark Steel Does Hip Hop (b08fgyb6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 Twenty Thousand Streets under the Sky (b07g8d1l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 Counterpoint (b011tzkx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:30 Double Science (b012ry02)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 It's a Fair Cop (b08v894j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 Just a Minute (m00180ct)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 The Blackburn Files (b007w4dj)
Series 3

1. A Case of Winners and Losers

Private-eye Steven J Blackburn is still trailing his assistant behind him, but she's rapidly catching up. At the allotments, a mucky war of the flowers has broken out.

Finetime Fontayne stars as Stephen J Blackburn.

One of four more cases for the ex-pitman turned investigator and his government scheme-funded assistant Tracey. Set in a South Yorkshire town that's seen better days.

Stephen J Blackburn ...... Finetime Fontayne
Tracey Duggan ...... Judy Flynn
Ted Turner ...... Chris Brailsford
Dr Hatten ...... Christopher Wilkinson
Dad ...... John Branwell

Written by Ian McMillan, Martyn Wiley and Dave Sheasby

Director: Dave Sheasby

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1993.


TUE 06:30 Unofficial Rosie (b007jlg3)
2. Following From In Front

Who is novice private-eye Rosie Monaghan's mystery client? And how do you trail somebody?

Paula Wilcox stars in Alan McDonald's six-part thriller serial.

Rosie ...... Paula Wilcox
Margie ...... Elizabeth Estensen
Jerry ...... Christopher Bramwell
Andrew ...... Kim Wall
Graham ...... David Thorpe
Bob ...... Dominic Grounsell
Carol ...... Helen Roberts
Bill ...... Dominic Letts

Music composed by Peter Howell.

Director: Tracey Neale

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1993.


TUE 07:00 Ayres on the Air (b01b30dr)
Series 2

Animals

More light hearted verse and comic sketches from Pam Ayres.

Parrots, limpets and highland cattle are in Pam Ayres's poetic zoo.

With:

Geoffrey Whitehead
Felicity Montagu

Written by Pam Ayres, Chris Thompson, Peter Reynolds and Jan Etherington.

Producer Claire Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2006.


TUE 07:30 Daphne Sounds Expensive (b08zdh20)
Series 2

Horror

Thwarting Jason's plans to make a horror episode, Phil and George hope to appease the Twitter trolls by keeping the show nice and family friendly - all with the help of Sir Paul McCartney.

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

Original music composed by Jeff Carpenter

Orchestrator: Simon Nathan

The Daphnettes 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 (b014s6hl)
Series 6

The Secret Escritoire

Neddie Seagoon's furniture is at the centre of a Malayan man-shrinking plot

Groundbreaking, surreal BBC radio comedy written by Spike Milligan and Eric Sykes.

Starring:
Peter Sellers
Harry Secombe
Spike Milligan

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

With the Ray Ellington Quartet and Max Geldray.

Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott.

Announcer: Wallace Greenslade

Producer: Peter Eton

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in September 1955.


TUE 08:30 King Street Junior (b007jmmv)
Series 6

A Day at the Centre

Chaos reigns when Mr Sims' class win a trip to the 'Blue Peter' TV studio.

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
Blue Peter PA …. Helena Breck
Simon Bullock (Floor Manager)
Assistant Floor Manager …. Sue Broomfield
BBC Commissionaire …. Ian Lindsay
Eddie …. Frank Coda
Ranjit …. Kemal Ibrahim
Jane …. Natalie Brown
Subi …. Anna Williams
Tina …. Louise Roberts
Cindy …. Caroline Dandeker
Tommy …. Trevor Thomas

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 July 1991.


TUE 09:00 The News Quiz (m00181mh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:30 Chambers (b007jp9b)
Series 2

A Case With a View

When barrister John Fuller-Carp's ambitions to become a QC take a downward turn, he takes extreme action.

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

John Fuller Carp ...... John Bird
Hilary Tripping ...... James Fleet
Vince ...... Jonathan Kydd

With Jonathan Coy, Steven Emrys, Rachel Atkins, John Rowe and Chris Pavlo.

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1998.


TUE 10:00 Twenty Thousand Streets under the Sky (b07gbpn0)
2. The Siege of Pleasure

London, 1927. Prostitute Jenny tells of her fall from grace and Mr Eccles makes plain his feelings for Ella.

Starring Steven Pacey, Annette Badland, Emily Morgan and John Moffatt.

Patrick Hamilton’s semi-autobiographical trilogy set in working class, inter-war London.

Bob ...... Steven Pacey
Ella ...... Annette Badland
Jenny ...... Emily Morgan
Ernest Eccles ...... John Moffatt
Rex.... Christopher Good
Andy .... David Goudge
Marian ....Margot Boyd
Bella .... Joan Matheson
Tom ... Paul Downing
Violet ... Alice Arnold
Prunella .... Elizabeth Mansfield
Guvnor .... David King
Mrs Guvnor .... Jo Kendall

Dramatised by Frederic Bradnum.

Producer: Glyn Dearman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1989.


TUE 11:00 Archive on 4 (b00b410m)
Sir Anthony Eden

Former Foreign Secretary Douglas Hurd uses the BBC Archives to explore the life of his predecessor Anthony Eden.

Eden's reputation is forever associated with the 1956 Suez crisis, but Hurd begins his journey much earlier with rare recordings of his radio talks and speeches from the 1930s before becoming Foreign Secretary at the age of 38.

He goes on to explore Eden's role in the front line of Churchill's government and his central role in settling the Indo-Chinese War in 1954.

Producer: Phil Tinline

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2008.


TUE 12:00 The Goon Show (b014s6hl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 King Street Junior (b007jmmv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 The Blackburn Files (b007w4dj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 Unofficial Rosie (b007jlg3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 Jaws by Peter Benchley (b0bgfvhd)
7. 'Sitting and waiting.'

Will it ever be safe to go back into the water?

Henry Goodman continues Peter Benchley's classic 1974 novel, and one of the greatest movies of all time.

Brody, Hooper and Quint set out on their mission to find and kill the shark...

This 1974 novel shot straight on to the bestseller lists, and has since sold some 20 million copies. It was adapted into the iconic film by Steven Spielberg a year later. The film won three Academy Awards.

Produced by Justine Willett
Abridged by Richard Hamilton

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2018.


TUE 14:15 Charles Dickens (b09j0qc3)
Dombey and Son

Episode 7

A trip to Leamington brings Dombey into the circle of the formidable Mrs Skewton.

Charles Dickens's 1846 story following the fortunes of shipping firm owner, Paul Dombey.

Dramatised by Mike Walker.

Charles Dickens..........Alex Jennings
Dombey......................Robert Glenister
Edith...........................Helen Schlesinger
Florence.....................Abigail Hollick
Captain Cuttle............Trevor Peacock
Mr Carker...................Adrian Lukis
Major..........................Nicky Henson
Walter........................Joseph Arkley
Mrs Brown.................Geraldine James
Mrs Skewton............. Fenella Fielding
Susan........................Nadine Marshall
Toots.........................Sam Pamphilon
Toodles.....................Ben Crowe
Rob............................Lloyd Thomas

Other parts played by Alex Lanipekun and Simon Treves.

Music by Nicolai Abrahamsen.

Directed by Jeremy Mortimer and Jessica Dromgoole.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2007.


TUE 14:30 Jim Allen: A Man of His Words (b04wwkhq)
In 1978, Christopher Eccleston was inspired to work in television after watching the BBC Play For Today, The Spongers. A shattering piece of drama about the impact of welfare cuts, its devastating ending shocked the viewing public.

In this programme, Christopher returns to Manchester to discover more about Jim Allen, the playwright behind The Spongers - a man who "wrote beautifully about real people's lives". His many works include Days of Hope, United Kingdom, Raining Stones, Land & Freedom, and the controversial theatre piece, Perdition.

With contributions from Ken Loach and Jimmy McGovern, we hear about the life of the former docker, miner and labourer, a lifelong passionate Socialist with an acute ear for the rhythms of working class speech.

Producer: Elizabeth Foster

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2015.


TUE 15:00 Twenty Thousand Streets under the Sky (b07gbpn0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 The 3rd Degree (m00075jf)
Series 9

University of Aberdeen

A funny and dynamic quiz show hosted by Steve Punt - this week from the University of Aberdeen with specialist subjects including Law, Language and Linguistics and Music and questions ranging from Scottish Gaelic fishing jargon to Scottish Stop and Search Law via mallets, marimbas and a dead pigeon.

The programme is recorded on location at a different University each week, and it pits three Undergraduates against three of their Professors in an original and fresh take on an academic quiz.

The rounds vary between Specialist Subjects and General Knowledge, quickfire bell-and-buzzer rounds and the Highbrow and Lowbrow round cunningly devised to test not only the students' knowledge of current affairs, history, languages and science, but also their Professors' awareness of television, sport, and quite possibly Ed Sheeran. In addition, the Head-to-Head rounds see students take on their Professors in their own subjects, offering plenty of scope for mild embarrassment on both sides.

Producer: David Tyler

A Pozzitive production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in July 2019.


TUE 16:30 Chambers (b007jp9b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


TUE 17:00 Ayres on the Air (b01b30dr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 17:30 Daphne Sounds Expensive (b08zdh20)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 18:00 Methuselah's Children by Robert A Heinlein (b007s5dq)
6. The Secret

Heartbroken Lazarus Long's thoughts begin to turn to home on Earth.

Paul Birchard concludes Robert Heinlein's sci-fi novel.

Set up in the late 19th century, the aim of the Howard Foundation is to prolong human life via selective breeding and financial encouragement.

Abridged by Bert Coules.

Produced at BBC Scotland by Bruce Young.

Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in July 2007.


TUE 18:30 Soul Music (b07z43fm)
Series 23

Jerusalem

"Jerusalem" has become a quintessentially middle-class and very English song, but it is held in the hearts and memories of people from different backgrounds and cultures.

There is a bit of cricket - Jonathan Agnew (Aggers) discusses England's stunning and unexpected victory in the 2005 Ashes. Jerusalem reminds of that extraordinary summer.

We hear from Pamela Davenport, the daughter of a man who felt that the words of Jerusalem highlighted inequality in society; lack of money prevented him fulfilling his academic potential and he died in a care home that didn't care well enough for him.

For the American poet, Ann Lauterbach, the unusual and little-known Paul Robeson version was the theme-tune to her escape from the difficult years of Nixon and Vietnam to 1960s London.

The singer, Janet Shell, recalls the burial of her Great Uncle who was killed during World War One, but whose body was only discovered in 2009.

Susanne Sklar - a scholar of William Blake - discusses the inspiration behind the words of the poem. Probably, she says, he wrote them while awaiting his trial for sedition; he was in trouble for fighting with a soldier who had urinated in his garden.

The composer and writer, Paul Spicer, plays, sings and talks through the tune which was composed by Sir Hubert Parry.

Producer: Karen Gregor

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2016.


TUE 19:00 The Goon Show (b014s6hl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 King Street Junior (b007jmmv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 The Blackburn Files (b007w4dj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 Unofficial Rosie (b007jlg3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 Archive on 4 (b00b410m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 22:00 Daphne Sounds Expensive (b08zdh20)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 Mark Steel's in Town (b01pc3by)
Series 4

Ottery St Mary

Comedian Mark Steel looks 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.

This week, Mark visits Ottery St Mary in Devon to discuss Coleridge's embarrassing childhood, pixies, and what happens when you put five thousand people in a square with a lit tar barrel.

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.

In this series, Mark will visit Tobermory, Whitehaven, Handsworth, Ottery St Mary, Corby, and Chipping Norton.

Additional material by Pete Sinclair.
Produced by Sam Bryant.

First broadcast on BBC Radio for in December 2012.


TUE 23:00 What Does the K Stand For? (b0507mbg)
Series 2

A Royal Visit

Mad about the monarchy.

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
Margaret Cabourn-Smith … Fergie

Producer: Colin Anderson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2015.


TUE 23:25 The Comedy Club Interviews (m0018j1v)
Sunil Patel 2/3

From 10.00pm until midnight, seven days a week, the Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. Plus Iain Lee chats again to Sunil Patel.


TUE 23:30 I've Never Seen Star Wars (b00rdzv8)
Series 3

Jenny Eclair

Marcus Brigstocke invites his comic guest Jenny Eclair to try five things she's never done before including having a bikini wax.

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 Star Wars.

Producer: Bill Dare.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2010.



WEDNESDAY 15 JUNE 2022

WED 00:00 Methuselah's Children by Robert A Heinlein (b007s5dq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 Soul Music (b07z43fm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 The Blackburn Files (b007w4dj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 Unofficial Rosie (b007jlg3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 Jaws by Peter Benchley (b0bgfvhd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday]


WED 02:15 Charles Dickens (b09j0qc3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Tuesday]


WED 02:30 Jim Allen: A Man of His Words (b04wwkhq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 Twenty Thousand Streets under the Sky (b07gbpn0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 The 3rd Degree (m00075jf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:30 Chambers (b007jp9b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 Ayres on the Air (b01b30dr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 Daphne Sounds Expensive (b08zdh20)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 The Blackburn Files (b007w2k6)
Series 3

2. A Case of Hard Times

When a pub quiz jackpot is consistently won by the same contestant, the landlord's convinced trickery is involved so calls in Blackburn to crack the scam.

But general knowledge isn't really Stephen's strength and anyway, is it really a question of fraud?

Finetime Fontayne stars as Stephen J Blackburn.

Another case for the ex-pitman turned investigator and his assistant Tracey. Set in a South Yorkshire town that's seen better days.

Stephen J Blackburn ...... Finetime Fontayne
Tracey Duggan ...... Judy Flynn
Walton Bentley ...... Gerry Kersey
Gradgrind/Slavic ...... Christopher Kent
Quizmaster ...... Rod Arthur

Written by Ian McMillan, Martyn Wiley and Dave Sheasby

Director: Dave Sheasby

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1993.


WED 06:30 Unofficial Rosie (b007jlgf)
3. Back Against the Wall

A row over privatisation breaks out - and private eye Rosie has doubts over the apparently innocent death...

Paula Wilcox stars in Alan McDonald's six-part thriller serial.

Rosie ...... Paula Wilcox
Margie ...... Elizabeth Estensen
Jerry ...... Christopher Bramwell
Bob ...... Dominic Grounsell
Carol ...... Helen Roberts
Andrew ...... Kim Wall
Mike ...... Steve Hodson
Martin ...... Paul Barber
Andrew ...... Kim Wall
Bill Jones ...... Dominic Letts
Elsie ...... Pauline Yates
DS Murdoch ...... Gareth Armstrong
Hickey ...... Michael Onslow

Music composed by Peter Howell.

Director: Tracey Neale

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1993.


WED 07:00 Cooking in a Bedsitter (b08492g1)
Series 1

Stuffed Eggs

Beattie Edmondson and Nikesh Patel star in Sue Teddern's comedy, set in a 1960s bedsitter - inspired by Katharine Whitehorn's cookery classic.

Trisha tries to impress new friend Jill with some stuffed eggs.

Trisha.....Beattie Edmondson
Deepak.....Nikesh Patel
Tony.....John Dougall
Jill.....Natasha Cowley
Keith.....Finlay Robertson
The Hunk.....Luke MacGregor
Male Guest.....Gavi Singh Chera
Female Guest.....Catriona McFarlane
Katharine Whitehorn.....Karen Bartke

Director: Emma Harding.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2016.


WED 07:30 Heresy (m001818c)
Series 12

Episode 3

Victoria Coren Mitchell presents another edition of the show which dares to commit heresy.

Joining Victoria Coren Mitchell to commit heresy this week are comedians Richard Herring and Phil Wang and the journalist Matthew Norman.

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 (b007jp42)
Series 5

The Threatening Letters

The Lad is full of the joys of Spring - until the postman arrives.

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 No Commitments (b007jn4l)
Series 5

Family Business

Worried Victoria takes action when daughter Emily decides to enrol at drama school.

Simon Brett’s sitcom about the lives and squabbles of three very different sisters.

Anna …. Rosemary Leach
Victoria …. Nicola Pagett
Charlotte …. Celia Imrie
Roger …. Bill Nighy
Emily …. Natalie Walter

Music by Elizabeth Parker of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.

Producer: Maria Esposito

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1998.


WED 09:00 Booked (b0075m1d)
Series 2

Episode 5

The Troll applies for the job of Archbishop of Canterbury, while Thomson and Thompson, from Tintin, offer their pitch to be the PM's bodyguards.

Satirical wit, outrageous parody and original writing from Mark Thomas, Dillie Keane, Miles Kington and Roger McGough.

Irreverent literary game chaired by Ian McMillan.

Producer: Marc Jobst

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1997.


WED 09:30 The Attractive Young Rabbi (b007jwbj)
Series 1

The TV Stars

Rabbi Su is set to appear on TV, but Rabbi Abraham is not impressed - or so it seems.

The first of three series of Barry Grossman’s comedy-drama about the collision between the old and the new in the Jewish community of Hillfield.

Starring David De Keyser as Rabbi Abraham Fine. Tracy-Ann Oberman as Rabbi Su Jacobs, Doreen Mantle as Sadie Fine, Henry Goodman as Melvin, Jonathan Kydd as Brian, Sheila Steafel as Sue's Mum, Peter Landi as Gareth Broughton and Rebecca Gethings as Fiona Collins.

Music: Max Harris.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1999.


WED 10:00 Twenty Thousand Streets under the Sky (b07gcj61)
3. The Plains of Cement

London, 1927. Bob gives Jenny an ultimatum and Ella confronts Mr Eccles.

Starring Steven Pacey, Annette Badland, Emily Morgan and John Moffatt.

Conclusion of Patrick Hamilton’s semi-autobiographical trilogy.

Ella's mother ..... Anna Cropper
Prosser.....Geoffrey Whitehead
Prunella ..... Elizabeth Mansfield
Sammy.... Tina Marian
Andy ... David Goudge
Guvnor .... David King
Mrs Guvnor .... Jo Kendall

Other parts ..... Donald Gee, Michael Kilgarriff & Marcia King

Dramatised ny Frederic Bradnum.

Producer: Glyn Dearman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1989.


WED 11:00 Michael Palin's Radio Adventures (m000r5hy)
2. Travelling Man

In a completely different broadcast from London’s BBC Radio Theatre John McCarthy meets with Michael Palin to celebrate the actor-adventurer’s remarkable life and career as heard on BBC radio.

Michael Palin has been a Python, a world traveller, author, actor and screenwriter, and often described as “Britain’s Nicest Man”. However one area which is often overlooked from his long and impressive career are his fascinating radio contributions.

Featuring extracts from his mighty canon of work including his famous diaries, interviews about his comedy and travel work, documentaries and dramas.

Recorded in front an enthusiastic audience, we discover Palin’s love for radio as we hear a treasure trove of archives on an eclectic mix of subjects and plenty memories of Monty Python.

Producer: Stephen Garner

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


WED 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jp42)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 No Commitments (b007jn4l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 The Blackburn Files (b007w2k6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 Unofficial Rosie (b007jlgf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 Jaws by Peter Benchley (b0bggh8j)
8. 'It's attacking the boat!'

We're gonna need a bigger boat!

Henry Goodman continues Peter Benchley's classic 1974 novel, and one of the greatest movies of all time.

It's day two of the hunt, and tensions are rising on board the boat when the shark reappears....

Reader: Henry Goodman

Peter Benchley's 1974 novel shot straight on to the bestseller lists, and has since sold some 20 million copies. It was adapted into the iconic film by Steven Spielberg a year later. The film won three Academy Awards.

Produced by Justine Willett
Abridged by Richard Hamilton

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2018.


WED 14:15 Charles Dickens (b09j2mbk)
Dombey and Son

Episode 8

Captain Cuttle seeks news of young Walter Gay, missing at sea

Charles Dickens's 1846 story following the fortunes of shipping firm owner, Paul Dombey.

Dramatised by Mike Walker.

Charles Dickens..........Alex Jennings
Dombey......................Robert Glenister
Edith...........................Helen Schlesinger
Florence.....................Abigail Hollick
Captain Cuttle............Trevor Peacock
Mr Carker...................Adrian Lukis
Major..........................Nicky Henson
Walter........................Joseph Arkley
Mrs Brown.................Geraldine James
Mrs Skewton............. Fenella Fielding
Susan........................Nadine Marshall
Toots.........................Sam Pamphilon
Toodles.....................Ben Crowe
Rob............................Lloyd Thomas

Other parts played by Alex Lanipekun and Simon Treves.

Music by Nicolai Abrahamsen.

Directed by Jeremy Mortimer and Jessica Dromgoole.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2007.


WED 14:30 A Menace to Society (b01ptgfw)
Author and broadcaster Danny Wallace is a lifelong Beano fan.

He grew up in Dundee, the home of the Beano and the Dandy.

In this programme Danny looks at the history of the comic, which was first published on 30th July 1938 – and is famed for the adventures of characters like Dennis the Menace, Biffo the Bear, Minnie the Minx, The Bash Street Kids, Lord Snooty, Roger the Dodger and Billy Whizz.

Danny travels to Beano HQ and meets up with the artists, story-liners and editors, and submits his own Dennis the Menace story idea.

Producer: Elizabeth Foster

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2013.


WED 15:00 Twenty Thousand Streets under the Sky (b07gcj61)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 Booked (b0075m1d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


WED 16:30 The Attractive Young Rabbi (b007jwbj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


WED 17:00 Cooking in a Bedsitter (b08492g1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 17:30 Heresy (m001818c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 18:00 Terry Pratchett (b007jlxd)
Only You Can Save Mankind

1. ScreeWees are for Real?

As the alien fleet crosses the computer screen, 12 year-old Johnny Maxwell prepares to blow the ScreeWee into a million pieces - sparking a wild seesaw adventure involving space warfare, starships and aliens.

Terry Pratchett's sci-fi fantasy novel stars Tim Smith and Janet Dale.

Dramatised in three parts by Bob Hescott.

Johnny Maxwell …. Tim Smith
ScreeWee Captain …. Janet Dale
Gunnery Officer …. Michael Angelis
The PT Teacher …. Mark Finn
Wobbler …. Akhbar Karim
Johnny’s Mother …. Marian Kemmer
Johnny’s Father …. Laurence Rew
ScreeWee Crew Member …. Tessa Harrison
Newscaster …. Terry Pearson
Yo-less …. Peter Dalton
Big Mac …. Michael Peristrello
Kirsty …. Natalie Moore
Mr Patel …. Renu Setna

Producer: Brian Lighthill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1996.


WED 18:30 How Tickled Am I? (b007mw9s)
Series 3

Arthur Askey

'Big-hearted', but also a comedic radical. Mark Radcliffe profiles one of Britain's most successful comic performers.

Series exploring the tradition of influential northern comedians.

Producer Libby Cross

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2000.


WED 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jp42)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 No Commitments (b007jn4l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 The Blackburn Files (b007w2k6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 Unofficial Rosie (b007jlgf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 Michael Palin's Radio Adventures (m000r5hy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 22:00 Heresy (m001818c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 Flight of the Conchords (b00dn8cf)
Dan and the Panda

The Kiwi parody band aim for UK fame.

Improvised comedy from the satirical pop pair, as they align with established comics to poke fun at all aspects of pop music.

Rob Brydon narrates the musical odyssey.

Starring New Zealand musical comedy duo, Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement.

With:

Rhys Darby
Dan Topolski
Daniel Kitson

Additional material by Joel Morris.

Musicians: David Catlin-Birch and Mark Allis.

Producer: Will Saunders

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in September 2005.


WED 23:00 All the World's a Globe (b007jwt1)
5. The Male Nude and Charlton Heston

From St Francis to Buddhism

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.

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

With guest star Peter Barker.

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 (m00186k2)
Series 2

Episode 5

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

Shaun Prendergast's comedy series about two goldfish, starring Sean Foley and Hamish McColl.
With Liam in danger of turning into a couch potato, Anton decides to dissect the world of television. He does not like what he finds.

Susan ....Tracy Ann OBErman
Struan ....Shaun Prendergast

Director: Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2000.


WED 23:30 King Cutler (b0090bdh)
King Cutler VI

The final episode. What more can be said?

Plenty.

Songs, poems and stories from Phyllis King , Ivor Cutler and their visitors.

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

Producer: Neil Cargill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in February 1990.



THURSDAY 16 JUNE 2022

THU 00:00 Terry Pratchett (b007jlxd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 How Tickled Am I? (b007mw9s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 The Blackburn Files (b007w2k6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 Unofficial Rosie (b007jlgf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 Jaws by Peter Benchley (b0bggh8j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:15 Charles Dickens (b09j2mbk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 A Menace to Society (b01ptgfw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 Twenty Thousand Streets under the Sky (b07gcj61)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 Booked (b0075m1d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:30 The Attractive Young Rabbi (b007jwbj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 Cooking in a Bedsitter (b08492g1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 Heresy (m001818c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 The Blackburn Files (b007w39g)
Series 3

3. A Case of Drowning Sorrows

Stephen visits his Auntie Eileen in a retirement home, where the theft of a ventriloquist's dummy soon has him treading the boards of memory lane.

Finetime Fontayne stars as Stephen J Blackburn.

Another case for the ex-pitman turned investigator and his assistant Tracey. Set in a South Yorkshire town that's seen better days.

Stephen J Blackburn ...... Finetime Fontayne
Tracey Duggan ...... Judy Flynn
Eileen Simpson ...... Carole Copeland
Arthur Swinscoe ...... Rod Arthur
Nigel Weston ...... Norman Mills

Written by Ian McMillan, Martyn Wiley and Dave Sheasby

Director: Dave Sheasby

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1993.


THU 06:30 Unofficial Rosie (b007jlgr)
4. If Looks Could Kill

Private-eye Rosie Monaghan continues to investigate a murder. But no-one else thinks there's been one...

Paula Wilcox stars in Alan McDonald's thriller serial.

Rosie ...... Paula Wilcox
Margie ...... Elizabeth Estensen
Jerry ...... Christopher Bramwell
Bob ...... Dominic Grounsell
Carol ...... Helen Roberts
Andrew ...... Kim Wall
Mike ...... Steve Hodson
Martin ...... Paul Barber
Andrew ...... Kim Wall
Bill Jones ...... Dominic Letts
Helen Thackray ...... Rachel Atkins
James MacLeish ...... James Telfer
DS Murdoch ...... Gareth Armstrong

Music composed by Peter Howell.

Director: Tracey Neale

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1993.


THU 07:00 Rumblings from the Rafters (b07h65c6)
Death Watch Beetle and Queen Wasp

Alison Steadman and Bill Paterson star as a bossy queen wasp and a death watch beetle as they reveal the truth about life in a draughty old attic in a house in Amersham.

The first of three tales, written and introduced by Lynne Truss.

Death Watch Beetle ...... Bill Paterson
Queen Wasp ...... Alison Steadman

The Death Watch Beetle is a wood-boring beetle. Having spent twelve years as a larva boring through a single rafter in the house with no one to talk to, our beetle is now an adult with about 5 weeks left to live. He has just three aims in life:

Firstly, to find a mate, which he does by banging his head on the timber "Oh Come on girls, .. I know you're out there ... Don't tell me this attic has ever seen such a specimen before. This lovely compact dark brown capsule of hard cuticle covered with yellowish scale-like hair and just under a centimetre long - it could all be yours!

Secondly, to make as much noise as he can.

And finally, to live long enough to see the roof cave in.

The Queen Wasp is very, very bossy, and very, very stressed. She carries the entire responsibility for the wasp colony and its thousands of inhabitants, all of whom are her own progeny. There is an enormous amount of work to be done.

"They call themselves workers, these girls, but quite frankly, none of them knows what real work actually is." It is lonely at the top too," I did consider leaving all this, at one point. None of them knows this; they'd be heartbroken to think I might have left them" and she is just beginning to lose her grip. "Bring me my list" she constantly yells.

Life doesn't get much more stressful than this.

Wildlife sound recordings Chris Watson

Producer Sarah Blunt.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2016.


THU 07:30 Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! (m0018138)
Series 5

The Living Museum

In an effort to save the High Street and show off the town's historic heritage Milton decides to make an exhibition of himself.

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 (m001874g)
Series 3

Episode 3

Frankie reminisces about an ill-fated trip to Casablanca.

Ably assisted by June Whitfield, Ray Fell and Dennis McCarthy, 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 November 1974.


THU 08:30 Visiting Julia (m001874j)
Other People

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

3: Other People

With Roger’s wife in hospital, can he cope with his Mother-in-law’s new ‘friend’, Otto?

Roger: ....Keith Barron
Julia:....Liz Goulding
Ma-in-'ell ....Shirley Dixon
Taxi Driver ....Stephen Thorne
Matron ....Kate Binchy
Otto ....Nigel Anthony.

Producer: John Tydeman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1998.


THU 09:00 The Personality Test (b00n02yq)
Series 2

Claire Rayner

Agony aunt Claire Rayner quizzes a panel about herself.

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 January 2007.


THU 09:30 Tomorrow, Today! (b017srrs)
Series 2

Taffy Jones - Protector of the Universe

With war imminent, the production relocates to Wales, but is it safer?

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
Mr Thomas ...... Ben Crowe
Tannoy ...... Laura Molyneux
Porter ...... Peter Marinker

Producer: Liz Webb

First broadcast on Radio 4 in February 2008.


THU 10:00 Nathaniel Hawthorne - The Scarlet Letter (m0003czj)
1. The Birth

Boston 1642. Hester Prynne is forced to wear a letter "A" for adultery. But who should stand at her side?

Starring Deborah Findlay.

Nathaniel Hawthorne’s classic American novel. Moral fiction first published in 1850.

Dramatised in two-parts by Greg Snow.

Set in a 17th century Puritan Boston Bay colony during the years 1642 to 1649 - the story of Hester Prynne, who conceives her daughter Pearl, following an affair with a respected, unnamed figure.

Hester Prynne .... Deborah Findlay
Pearl .... Caroline Graham
Roger Chillingworth ..... Nigel Anthony
Arthur Dimmesdale .... Michael Maloney
Reverend John Wilson .... John Webb
Governor Bellingham .... Aubrey Woods
Mistress Cork .... Siriol Jenkins
Goodwife Spivey/Widow Whitehead .... Melinda Walker
Goodwife Purvis/Alice .... Federay Holmes
Master Cadbury .... Eric Allan
Brackett, the Jailor .... John Church
Beadle/Sexton .... David Holt
Man/Servant .... Julian Rhind-Tutt

Director: Tracey Neale.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1992.


THU 11:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b082m630)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


THU 11:45 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b00lyx6f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]


THU 12:00 Frankie Howerd (m001874g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 Visiting Julia (m001874j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 The Blackburn Files (b007w39g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 Unofficial Rosie (b007jlgr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 Jaws by Peter Benchley (b0bggnxf)
9. 'The fish is too much for us.'

Will it ever be safe to go back into the water?

Henry Goodman continues Peter Benchley's classic 1974 novel, and one of the greatest movies of all time.

Day three of the hunt, and, against his shipmates' advice, shark expert Hooper decides to descend in the diving cage in search of the fish....

This 1974 novel shot straight on to the bestseller lists, and has since sold some 20 million copies. It was adapted into the iconic film by Steven Spielberg a year later. The film won three Academy Awards.

Produced by Justine Willett
Abridged by Richard Hamilton

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2018.


THU 14:15 Charles Dickens (b09j304r)
Dombey and Son

Episode 9

Cold, disdainful Edith wins the hearts of Dombey and his manager.

Charles Dickens's 1846 story following the fortunes of shipping firm owner, Paul Dombey.

Dramatised by Mike Walker.

Charles Dickens..........Alex Jennings
Dombey......................Robert Glenister
Edith...........................Helen Schlesinger
Florence.....................Abigail Hollick
Captain Cuttle............Trevor Peacock
Mr Carker...................Adrian Lukis
Major..........................Nicky Henson
Walter........................Joseph Arkley
Mrs Brown.................Geraldine James
Mrs Skewton............. Fenella Fielding
Susan........................Nadine Marshall
Toots.........................Sam Pamphilon
Toodles.....................Ben Crowe
Rob............................Lloyd Thomas

Other parts played by Alex Lanipekun and Simon Treves.

Music by Nicolai Abrahamsen.

Directed by Jeremy Mortimer and Jessica Dromgoole.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2007.


THU 14:30 Burlesque Legends (b06ptddh)
Each year, hundreds of performers attend the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend in Las Vegas, where the guests of honour are The Living Legends.

In the mid-20th century these women were shunned by society. Most were presumed prostitutes. But now their careers are celebrated, and their ground-breaking acts are revived, at the Titans of Tease Reunion.

Mat Fraser is a British actor, cabaret star, and a former Best Male Striptease Artist. For BBC Radio 4 he embarks on a very personal journey to meet some of the legends, both on and off stage.

Mat says: “As a disabled performer, I connect with these women in that we’re all outsiders. We don’t look mainstream. They don’t judge me, and I don’t judge them.”

Veteran performers in their 70s and 80s, including April March, Lottie “the Body” Graves and Melanie “Marinka” Hunter, discuss ageism, sexism, racism and feminism in their profession. How have attitudes towards Burlesque artists shifted since the 1950s? How do the legends inspire younger performers?

And after three decades of retirement, how does it feel to finally get back on stage - and strip?

Producer: Steve Urquhart

A Sparklab production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in November 2015.


THU 15:00 Nathaniel Hawthorne - The Scarlet Letter (m0003czj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 The Personality Test (b00n02yq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


THU 16:30 Tomorrow, Today! (b017srrs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


THU 17:00 Rumblings from the Rafters (b07h65c6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 17:30 Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! (m0018138)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 18:00 Terry Pratchett (b007jlxx)
Only You Can Save Mankind

2. I’ll See You in My Hallucinations

The ScreeWee Captain asks Johnny to lead them, but the Gunnery Officer has other ideas.

As the alien fleet crosses the computer screen, 12 year-old Johnny prepares to blow the ScreeWee into a million pieces - sparking a wild seesaw adventure involving space warfare, starships and aliens.

Terry Pratchett's sci-fi fantasy novel stars Tim Smith and Janet Dale.

Dramatised by Bob Hescott.

Johnny Maxwell …. Tim Smith
ScreeWee Captain …. Janet Dale
Gunnery Officer …. Michael Angelis
Newscaster …. Renu Setna
Wobbler …. Akbar Karim
Big Mac …. Michael Perestrelo
Yo-less …. Peter Dalton
ScreeWee Crew Member …. Tessa Harrison
Kirsty …. Natalie Moore
Johnny’s Father …. Laurence Rew
Johnny’s Mother …. Marian Kemmer
Nozzer …. David Hawkins
Shane …. Matthew Campion
The Architect …. Simon Carter

Producer: Brian Lighthill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1996.


THU 18:30 Great Lives (m0001hwt)
Series 47

Russell Kane on Evelyn Waugh

Comedian Russell Kane nominates the novelist Evelyn Waugh, with help from literary critic Ann Pasternak Slater. Chaired by Matthew Parris.

One of the greatest prose stylists of 20th century literature, not to mention one of the funniest, novelist Evelyn Waugh also has a reputation for being a snob, a bully, and a dyed in the wool reactionary. How much of this was a self-parodying pose, and how much the underlying truth? Russell and Ann are unabashed Waugh fans - Russell calls him "a ninja master of banter" - but Matthew Parris says he can't stand him.

Producer: Jolyon Jenkins

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2018.


THU 19:00 Frankie Howerd (m001874g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 Visiting Julia (m001874j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 The Blackburn Files (b007w39g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 Unofficial Rosie (b007jlgr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b082m630)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


THU 21:45 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b00lyx6f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]


THU 22:00 Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! (m0018138)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 DMs Are Open (m001874l)
Series 1

Episode 5

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 (b0076pz9)
Series 2

Episode 5

The Adventure-Bakers make a time-strudel and travel through history.

The Consultants are Neil Edmond, Justin Edwards and James Rawlings.

Producer: Will Saunders

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2003.


THU 23:25 The Comedy Club Interviews (m0018j7w)
Sunil Patel 3/3

From 10.00pm until midnight, seven days a week, the Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. Plus Iain Lee chats again to Sunil Patel.


THU 23:30 Weak at the Top (b00rmygl)
Series 1

Smoked Meat

Sir Marcus wants a global web presence by the end of the week.

Mean marketing director John Weak descends to the IT netherworld to do battle with Gavin Smedley, an IT director grown from the sweat of a techie's armpit.

Alexander Armstrong stars as John Weak in Guy Browning’s sitcom.

John Weak ...... Alexander Armstrong
Hayley ...... Clare Perkins
Sir Marcus ...... Geoffrey Whitehead
Bill Peters ...... Ron Cook
Gary Peyton ...... Ewan Bailey
Gavin Smedley ...... Gerard McDermott
Paul ...... Harry Myers

Producer: Jonquil Panting

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2005.



FRIDAY 17 JUNE 2022

FRI 00:00 Terry Pratchett (b007jlxx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 Great Lives (m0001hwt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 The Blackburn Files (b007w39g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 Unofficial Rosie (b007jlgr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 Jaws by Peter Benchley (b0bggnxf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:15 Charles Dickens (b09j304r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 Burlesque Legends (b06ptddh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 Nathaniel Hawthorne - The Scarlet Letter (m0003czj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 The Personality Test (b00n02yq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:30 Tomorrow, Today! (b017srrs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 Rumblings from the Rafters (b07h65c6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! (m0018138)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 The Blackburn Files (b007wn7k)
Series 3

4. A Case of Happy Endings

Setting out to track down a missing person, private eye Steven J Blackburn finds something more...

Finetime Fontayne stars as Stephen J Blackburn.

The concluding case for the ex-pitman turned investigator and his assistant Tracey. Set in a South Yorkshire town that's seen better days.

Stephen J Blackburn ...... Finetime Fontayne
Tracey Duggan ...... Judy Flynn
Frank Ellis ...... John Branwell
Maggie ...... Ann Rye.

Written by Ian McMillan, Martyn Wiley and Dave Sheasby.

Director: Dave Sheasby

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1993.


FRI 06:30 Unofficial Rosie (b007jlh0)
5. Count Your Blessings

Private-eye Rosie Monaghan is trying to solve her first case, but the demands of love, children and her bank manager are pressing in...

Paula Wilcox stars in Alan McDonald's thriller serial.

Rosie ...... Paula Wilcox
Margie ...... Elizabeth Estensen
Jerry ...... Christopher Bramwell
Bob ...... Dominic Grounsell
Carol ...... Helen Roberts
Andrew ...... Kim Wall
Mike ...... Steve Hodson
Martin ...... Paul Barber
Andrew ...... Kim Wall
Bill ...... Dominic Letts
Helen ...... Rachel Atkins
Old Woman ...... Diana Payan
Graham ...... David Thorpe

Music composed by Peter Howell.

Director: Tracey Neale

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1993.


FRI 07:00 Relativity (b0952sv0)
Series 1

Episode 3

A Christmas visit to Doris in her care home is simultaneously poignant and hilarious.

Doris has Alzheimers and Ken insists on firing mental maths questions at Doris to keep her brain cells in good working order, while Margaret struggles to get her mother simply to recognise her.

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.

Margaret ...... Alison Steadman
Ken ...... Phil Davis
Jane ...... Fenella Woolgar
Ian ...... Richard Herring
Chloe ...... Emily Berrington
Holly ...... Effie Woods
Doris ...... Marion Bailey

Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore

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 (m00186qm)
Janey Godley: Still Got It

Revelations, reflections and laughs abound in this touching performance from the legendary comedian, who is undergoing cancer treatment and reeling from recent controversy.

Janey Godley is a force of nature across the country, particularly in her hometown of Glasgow.

This performance, her first live appearance in over six months, is a landmark moment in her life and her career. Time in recovery and isolation has given her a new perspective on how she lives her life, how fragile people can be, and that maybe she does care about what others think of her.

Recorded live in Glasgow at Websters Theatre.

Written by Janey Godley
Produced by Richard Melvin

A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4


FRI 08:00 Dad's Army (b007jrnv)
Series 3

Ten Seconds From Now

The Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard platoon is set to take part in a secret worldwide radio broadcast.

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
Private Walker …. Larry Martyn
BBC Producer …. Frank Thornton

Announcer/Newsreader …. John Snagge

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1976.


FRI 08:30 Bristow (b007r031)
Series 2

When Melancholy Autumn Comes to Chester-Perry

The promise of a Christmas bonus lifts Bristow's spirits - for once, his generosity knows no bounds... But then he takes matters into his own hands when it becomes clear that a bonus for Chester Perry staff isn't forthcoming.

Michael Williams stars as Bristow, the buying clerk from Frank Dickens' famous newspaper cartoon strip. Syndicated internationally, it ran for 41 years in London's Evening Standard.

Bristow ...... Michael Williams
Jones ...... Rodney Bewes
Jonathan Quartly ...... Bernard Cribbins
Mrs Purdy ...... Dora Bryan
Hewitt ...... Owen Brenman
Molly ...... Sheila Reid
Rupert Clement ...... Royce Mills
Miss Sunman ...... Katy Odey
Richard Blobb ...... Norman Bird
Miss Golightly ...... Lucy Akhurst
Postboy ...... Simon Schatzberger
Receptionist ...... Zeena Eate

Music composed and performed by John Whitehall.

Producer: Neil Cargill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1999.


FRI 09:00 Whose Line Is It Anyway? (b008m74n)
Episode 3

Clive Anderson and the famed improvisation game with Stephen Fry, John Sessions, Jimmy Mulville and Nonny Williams.

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 (m00186qp)
Episode 3

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

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

And with university job cuts looming, he could be soon joined by his wife Hermione.

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

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
Nigel /. Peter .... Alan Francis
Brian Perkins .... as himself

All other parts played by members of the cast.

Producer: Jane Berthoud

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1997.


FRI 10:00 Nathaniel Hawthorne - The Scarlet Letter (m0003d39)
2. Revelations

The time has come to shed Hester’s badge of adultery.

Whose life will be most affected by its removal?

Starring Deborah Findlay.

Conclusion of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s classic American novel, first published in 1850.

Dramatised by Greg Snow.

Hester Prynne …. Deborah Findlay
Pearl .... Caroline Graham
Arthur Dimmesdale .... Michael Maloney
Roger Chillingworth .... Nigel Anthony
Reverend John Wilson …. John Webb
Governor Bellingham …. Aubrey Woods
Mistress Cork .... Siriol Jenkins
Mistress Hibbins …. Jill Graham
Widow Foster .... Melinda Walker
Captain .... Eric Allan
Deacon/Beadle .... David Holt
Servant …. Julian Rhind-Tutt

Director: Tracey Neale.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in n October 1992.


FRI 11:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m00186qr)
TV Podcasts

Chris Pearson and Scott Bryan recommend podcasts from the world of TV.


FRI 12:00 Dad's Army (b007jrnv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 Bristow (b007r031)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 The Blackburn Files (b007wn7k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 Unofficial Rosie (b007jlh0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 Jaws by Peter Benchley (b0bgmy08)
10. 'If it's a fight he wants.'

Will it ever be safe to go back into the water?

Henry Goodman continues Peter Benchley's classic 1974 novel, and one of the greatest movies of all time.

Hooper's been killed by the shark, but Quint refuses to give up the hunt....And now it seems the shark wants to make a fight of it.

This 1974 novel shot straight on to the bestseller lists, and has since sold some 20 million copies. It was adapted into the iconic film by Steven Spielberg a year later. The film won three Academy Awards.

Produced by Justine Willett
Abridged by Richard Hamilton

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2018.


FRI 14:15 Charles Dickens (b09j42cg)
Dombey and Son

Episode 10

Florence meets her new mama and something stirs in Edith's cold heart.

Charles Dickens's 1846 story following the fortunes of shipping firm owner, Paul Dombey.

Dramatised by Mike Walker.

Charles Dickens..........Alex Jennings
Dombey......................Robert Glenister
Edith...........................Helen Schlesinger
Florence.....................Abigail Hollick
Captain Cuttle............Trevor Peacock
Mr Carker...................Adrian Lukis
Major..........................Nicky Henson
Walter........................Joseph Arkley
Mrs Brown.................Geraldine James
Mrs Skewton............. Fenella Fielding
Susan........................Nadine Marshall
Toots.........................Sam Pamphilon
Toodles.....................Ben Crowe
Rob............................Lloyd Thomas

Other parts played by Alex Lanipekun and Simon Treves.

Music by Nicolai Abrahamsen.

Directed by Jeremy Mortimer and Jessica Dromgoole.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2007.


FRI 14:30 Feel the Chant: The Brit Funk Story (b01r5lms)
In the seventies and early eighties, Jazz Funk music swept the UK's dance floors and clubs. This new musical sound emerged from the shadows of disco and had a fascinating impact in Britain.

We hear from Mark King of Level 42, Gee Bello of Light of the World, Bill Sharpe and Jill Sayward of Shakatak, DJ's Chris Hill and Snowboy, Paul P of Hi-Tension and Southern Freeez singer Ingrid Mansfield Allman.

In this documentary, vocalist and presenter David Grant, who was part of the UK soul outfit Linx, revisits this unique era in British music which saw artists experimenting with a fusion of jazz, funk, urban dance rhythm and pop hooks.

He reveals how the origins of Brit-Funk heralded a new dawn of dance music, cutting through racial boundaries in the clubs.

Produced by Stephen Garner.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2013.


FRI 15:00 Nathaniel Hawthorne - The Scarlet Letter (m0003d39)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 Whose Line Is It Anyway? (b008m74n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


FRI 16:30 Protesting Too Much (m00186qp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


FRI 17:00 Relativity (b0952sv0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 17:30 Stand-Up Specials (m00186qm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 18:00 Terry Pratchett (b007ncfp)
Only You Can Save Mankind

3. Is This Just Fantasy?

Johnny has the flu and wants to go to bed, but the ScreeWee Captain is still in trouble.

As the alien fleet crosses the computer screen, 12 year-old Johnny prepares to blow the ScreeWee into a million pieces - sparking a wild seesaw adventure involving space warfare, starships and aliens.

The conclusion of Terry Pratchett's sci-fi fantasy novel starring Tim Smith and Janet Dale.

Johnny Maxwell …. Tim Smith
ScreeWee Captain …. Janet Dale
Gunnery Officer …. Michael Angelis
The PT Teacher …. Mark Finn
Wobbler …. Akhbar Karim
Johnny’s Mother …. Marian Kemmer
Johnny’s Father …. Laurence Rew
ScreeWee Crew Member …. Tessa Harrison
Newscaster …. Terry Pearson
Yo-less …. Peter Dalton
Big Mac …. Michael Peristrello
Kirsty …. Natalie Moore
Kirsty’s Mother …. Tina Gray
Mr Patel …. Renu Setna

With David Hawkins, Matthew Campion and Simon Carter

Dramatised by Bob Hescott.

Producer: Brian Lighthill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1996.


FRI 18:30 Sounds Natural (b08vqc75)
Brian Blessed

Actor and explorer, Brian Blessed discusses his interest in wildlife and mountaineering with Derek Jones.

The Alligator, Clouded Leopard, Baboon, Ocelot and Geoffroy's Cat are among his choice of recordings from the BBC Sound Archives.

Produced in Bristol by John Burton.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1975.


FRI 19:00 Dad's Army (b007jrnv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 Bristow (b007r031)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 The Blackburn Files (b007wn7k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 Unofficial Rosie (b007jlh0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m00186qr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 22:00 Stand-Up Specials (m00186qm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 Tina C Goes Down Under: The Aborogynal Monologues (b00dw881)
The Gold Coast

Country singer and US presidential hopeful Tina C, the comic creation of Christopher Green, looks at the Australian obsession with country music.

Tina explores Brisbane, where developers have built so many skyscraper hotels that the beach is in shade for most of the day. She sings her version of Waltzing Matilda on a local breakfast TV show and parties at a redneck bar.

Producer: Claire Grove

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2008.


FRI 22:45 Yours Truly, Pierre Stone (b09bz284)
Episode 2

Sam Bain's (Peep Show, Fresh Meat) adaptation of his dark comic novel about Pierre, a man too obsessed with celebrity trivia to pay attention to the disintegration of his own life.

This week while Pierre ponders the minutiae of a social media post about Tess Daly's breakfast choices and gets a bit carried away sending her a message about the delights of a tube of refreshers from the hospital vending machine Doctor Misra interrupts him with some very bad news about his mother.

Starring Alex Macqueen

Produced by Gareth Edwards

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


FRI 23:00 Laura Solon - Talking and Not Talking (b00c5xtr)
Series 2

Episode 5

An attic full of peas, switching from Girl Guide to sumo wrestler and dull geological holidays.

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

With Rosie Cavaliero, Ben Moor and Ben Willbond.

Written by Laura Solon.

Producer: Colin Anderson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2008.


FRI 23:30 Concrete Cow (b04t6vjy)
Series 2

Marriage

A couple are forced to put an exact price on love, a hi-fi obsessive goes too far and Turing needs IT support..

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 January 2004.




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

28 Acts in 28 Minutes 15:30 SAT (b008khpv)

28 Acts in 28 Minutes 22:00 SAT (b008kmqx)

28 Acts in 28 Minutes 03:30 SUN (b008khpv)

A Good Read 18:30 MON (b045z93z)

A Good Read 00:30 TUE (b045z93z)

A Menace to Society 14:30 WED (b01ptgfw)

A Menace to Society 02:30 THU (b01ptgfw)

Albert and Me 08:30 SUN (b049f20x)

All the World's a Globe 23:00 WED (b007jwt1)

Andrew Maxwell's Public Enemies 23:30 MON (b03f8g6l)

Archive on 4 13:00 SAT (m00055r6)

Archive on 4 01:00 SUN (m00055r6)

Archive on 4 11:00 TUE (b00b410m)

Archive on 4 21:00 TUE (b00b410m)

Ayres on the Air 08:30 SAT (b019ly4t)

Ayres on the Air 07:00 TUE (b01b30dr)

Ayres on the Air 17:00 TUE (b01b30dr)

Ayres on the Air 05:00 WED (b01b30dr)

Booked 08:00 SAT (b0075lw6)

Booked 09:00 WED (b0075m1d)

Booked 16:00 WED (b0075m1d)

Booked 04:00 THU (b0075m1d)

Bristow 08:30 FRI (b007r031)

Bristow 12:30 FRI (b007r031)

Bristow 19:30 FRI (b007r031)

Burlesque Legends 14:30 THU (b06ptddh)

Burlesque Legends 02:30 FRI (b06ptddh)

Chain Reaction 22:30 SAT (b00m508g)

Chambers 09:30 TUE (b007jp9b)

Chambers 16:30 TUE (b007jp9b)

Chambers 04:30 WED (b007jp9b)

Charles Dickens 02:15 SAT (b09hn49h)

Charles Dickens 07:20 SUN (b09hx1qc)

Charles Dickens 14:15 MON (b09hzrvj)

Charles Dickens 02:15 TUE (b09hzrvj)

Charles Dickens 14:15 TUE (b09j0qc3)

Charles Dickens 02:15 WED (b09j0qc3)

Charles Dickens 14:15 WED (b09j2mbk)

Charles Dickens 02:15 THU (b09j2mbk)

Charles Dickens 14:15 THU (b09j304r)

Charles Dickens 02:15 FRI (b09j304r)

Charles Dickens 14:15 FRI (b09j42cg)

Concrete Cow 23:30 FRI (b04t6vjy)

Cooking in a Bedsitter 12:30 SAT (b083mrvf)

Cooking in a Bedsitter 07:00 WED (b08492g1)

Cooking in a Bedsitter 17:00 WED (b08492g1)

Cooking in a Bedsitter 05:00 THU (b08492g1)

Counterpoint 09:00 MON (b011tzkx)

Counterpoint 16:00 MON (b011tzkx)

Counterpoint 04:00 TUE (b011tzkx)

DMs Are Open 22:30 THU (m001874l)

Dad's Army 08:00 FRI (b007jrnv)

Dad's Army 12:00 FRI (b007jrnv)

Dad's Army 19:00 FRI (b007jrnv)

Daphne Sounds Expensive 07:30 TUE (b08zdh20)

Daphne Sounds Expensive 17:30 TUE (b08zdh20)

Daphne Sounds Expensive 22:00 TUE (b08zdh20)

Daphne Sounds Expensive 05:30 WED (b08zdh20)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 10:45 SUN (b00lyx6f)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 21:45 SUN (b00lyx6f)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 11:45 THU (b00lyx6f)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 21:45 THU (b00lyx6f)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:00 SUN (b082m630)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:00 SUN (b082m630)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 11:00 THU (b082m630)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:00 THU (b082m630)

Dixon of Dock Green 01:00 SAT (b016r51t)

Dixon of Dock Green 06:00 MON (b016pklm)

Dixon of Dock Green 13:00 MON (b016pklm)

Dixon of Dock Green 20:00 MON (b016pklm)

Dixon of Dock Green 01:00 TUE (b016pklm)

Double Science 09:30 MON (b012ry02)

Double Science 16:30 MON (b012ry02)

Double Science 04:30 TUE (b012ry02)

Fear on 4 18:00 SUN (b00c82hm)

Fear on 4 00:00 MON (b00c82hm)

Feel the Chant: The Brit Funk Story 14:30 FRI (b01r5lms)

Flight of the Conchords 14:00 SAT (b00dn8br)

Flight of the Conchords 02:00 SUN (b00dn8br)

Flight of the Conchords 22:30 WED (b00dn8cf)

Foley and McColl: The Interview 23:00 SAT (b0076d57)

For One Night Only 02:30 SAT (p071zgyk)

For One Night Only 15:30 SUN (p071zgyk)

For One Night Only 03:30 MON (p071zgyk)

Frankie Howerd 08:00 THU (m001874g)

Frankie Howerd 12:00 THU (m001874g)

Frankie Howerd 19:00 THU (m001874g)

Great Lives 07:30 SAT (m0001f0y)

Great Lives 05:30 SUN (m0001f0y)

Great Lives 18:30 THU (m0001hwt)

Great Lives 00:30 FRI (m0001hwt)

HR 12:30 SUN (b01cw7kn)

HR 17:30 SUN (b01cw7kn)

HR 22:00 SUN (b01cw7kn)

HR 05:30 MON (b01cw7kn)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:00 SAT (b008p8pl)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:00 WED (b007jp42)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:00 WED (b007jp42)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:00 WED (b007jp42)

Heresy 07:30 WED (m001818c)

Heresy 17:30 WED (m001818c)

Heresy 22:00 WED (m001818c)

Heresy 05:30 THU (m001818c)

How Tickled Am I? 18:30 WED (b007mw9s)

How Tickled Am I? 00:30 THU (b007mw9s)

Hut 33 14:30 SAT (b01j9hsk)

Hut 33 23:30 SAT (b01jk1bx)

Hut 33 02:30 SUN (b01j9hsk)

I've Never Seen Star Wars 23:30 TUE (b00rdzv8)

Inheritance Tracks 07:10 SUN (b05nxmv6)

Inheritance Tracks 11:55 SUN (b05nxmv6)

Inheritance Tracks 14:10 SUN (m00061qr)

Inheritance Tracks 19:55 SUN (b05nxmv6)

Inheritance Tracks 02:10 MON (m00061qr)

Inheritance Tracks 11:50 MON (m001874b)

Inheritance Tracks 21:50 MON (m001874b)

It's a Fair Cop 09:30 SUN (b08tcnmr)

It's a Fair Cop 07:00 MON (b08v894j)

It's a Fair Cop 17:00 MON (b08v894j)

It's a Fair Cop 05:00 TUE (b08v894j)

James Joyce - Blind Date With Bloomsday 16:00 SAT (b011tynw)

James Joyce's Ulysses 16:45 SAT (b03vcpdb)

James Joyce's Ulysses 18:00 SAT (b03vcpdd)

James Joyce's Ulysses 19:20 SAT (b03vcpdg)

James Joyce's Ulysses 21:05 SAT (b03vcpdj)

Jaws by Peter Benchley (Omnibus) 06:00 SUN (b0bgpfw3)

Jaws by Peter Benchley 02:00 SAT (b0bg1vhf)

Jaws by Peter Benchley 14:00 MON (b0bgc190)

Jaws by Peter Benchley 02:00 TUE (b0bgc190)

Jaws by Peter Benchley 14:00 TUE (b0bgfvhd)

Jaws by Peter Benchley 02:00 WED (b0bgfvhd)

Jaws by Peter Benchley 14:00 WED (b0bggh8j)

Jaws by Peter Benchley 02:00 THU (b0bggh8j)

Jaws by Peter Benchley 14:00 THU (b0bggnxf)

Jaws by Peter Benchley 02:00 FRI (b0bggnxf)

Jaws by Peter Benchley 14:00 FRI (b0bgmy08)

Jigsaw 23:15 SAT (b01r5pxx)

Jim Allen: A Man of His Words 14:30 TUE (b04wwkhq)

Jim Allen: A Man of His Words 02:30 WED (b04wwkhq)

John Finnemore's Double Acts 23:30 SUN (b08tcp50)

Just a Minute 07:30 MON (m00180ct)

Just a Minute 17:30 MON (m00180ct)

Just a Minute 22:00 MON (m00180ct)

Just a Minute 05:30 TUE (m00180ct)

King Cutler 23:30 WED (b0090bdh)

King Street Junior 08:30 TUE (b007jmmv)

King Street Junior 12:30 TUE (b007jmmv)

King Street Junior 19:30 TUE (b007jmmv)

Laura Solon - Talking and Not Talking 23:00 FRI (b00c5xtr)

Mark Steel Does Hip Hop 14:30 MON (b08fgyb6)

Mark Steel Does Hip Hop 02:30 TUE (b08fgyb6)

Mark Steel's in Town 22:30 TUE (b01pc3by)

Martha's Streets by Dermot Bolger 16:30 SAT (b03vcpd8)

Methuselah's Children by Robert A Heinlein 00:00 SAT (b007rq8d)

Methuselah's Children by Robert A Heinlein 18:00 MON (b007rsz2)

Methuselah's Children by Robert A Heinlein 00:00 TUE (b007rsz2)

Methuselah's Children by Robert A Heinlein 18:00 TUE (b007s5dq)

Methuselah's Children by Robert A Heinlein 00:00 WED (b007s5dq)

Michael Palin's Radio Adventures 11:00 WED (m000r5hy)

Michael Palin's Radio Adventures 21:00 WED (m000r5hy)

Nathaniel Hawthorne - The Scarlet Letter 10:00 THU (m0003czj)

Nathaniel Hawthorne - The Scarlet Letter 15:00 THU (m0003czj)

Nathaniel Hawthorne - The Scarlet Letter 03:00 FRI (m0003czj)

Nathaniel Hawthorne - The Scarlet Letter 10:00 FRI (m0003d39)

Nathaniel Hawthorne - The Scarlet Letter 15:00 FRI (m0003d39)

New Creatives Dramas 01:30 SAT (m00181kg)

Night Terrace 18:30 SUN (m00083jj)

Night Terrace 00:30 MON (m00083jj)

No Commitments 08:30 WED (b007jn4l)

No Commitments 12:30 WED (b007jn4l)

No Commitments 19:30 WED (b007jn4l)

Patrick O'Brian - The Fortune of War 03:00 SAT (m0001dg7)

Peter Tinniswood 16:00 SUN (m00186b5)

Peter Tinniswood 20:00 SUN (m00186b5)

Peter Tinniswood 04:00 MON (m00186b5)

Philip Marlowe - The Big Sleep 06:00 SAT (b007k360)

Philip Marlowe - The Big Sleep 04:00 SUN (b007k360)

Podcast Radio Hour 11:00 FRI (m00186qr)

Podcast Radio Hour 21:00 FRI (m00186qr)

Poetry Extra 12:00 SUN (m00186b2)

Poetry Extra 17:00 SUN (m00186b2)

Poetry Extra 05:00 MON (m00186b2)

Protesting Too Much 04:30 SAT (m00181kj)

Protesting Too Much 09:30 FRI (m00186qp)

Protesting Too Much 16:30 FRI (m00186qp)

Radiolab 11:00 SUN (m00186b0)

Radiolab 19:00 SUN (m00186b0)

Relativity 05:00 SAT (b0939f5v)

Relativity 07:00 FRI (b0952sv0)

Relativity 17:00 FRI (b0952sv0)

Rubbish 22:30 MON (b00770g2)

Rumblings from the Rafters 07:00 THU (b07h65c6)

Rumblings from the Rafters 17:00 THU (b07h65c6)

Rumblings from the Rafters 05:00 FRI (b07h65c6)

Something to Shout About 09:00 SUN (b07wbb7d)

Soul Music 18:30 TUE (b07z43fm)

Soul Music 00:30 WED (b07z43fm)

Sounds Natural 00:30 SAT (b08tlz1s)

Sounds Natural 18:30 FRI (b08vqc75)

Stand-Up Specials 05:30 SAT (m00180y0)

Stand-Up Specials 07:30 FRI (m00186qm)

Stand-Up Specials 17:30 FRI (m00186qm)

Stand-Up Specials 22:00 FRI (m00186qm)

TED Radio Hour 11:00 MON (m0018748)

TED Radio Hour 21:00 MON (m0018748)

Tales From the Mausoleum Club 08:30 MON (b007jnlh)

Tales From the Mausoleum Club 12:30 MON (b007jnlh)

Tales From the Mausoleum Club 19:30 MON (b007jnlh)

Terry Pratchett 18:00 WED (b007jlxd)

Terry Pratchett 00:00 THU (b007jlxd)

Terry Pratchett 18:00 THU (b007jlxx)

Terry Pratchett 00:00 FRI (b007jlxx)

Terry Pratchett 18:00 FRI (b007ncfp)

Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! 07:30 THU (m0018138)

Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! 17:30 THU (m0018138)

Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! 22:00 THU (m0018138)

Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! 05:30 FRI (m0018138)

The 3rd Degree 16:00 TUE (m00075jf)

The 3rd Degree 04:00 WED (m00075jf)

The Attractive Young Rabbi 09:30 WED (b007jwbj)

The Attractive Young Rabbi 16:30 WED (b007jwbj)

The Attractive Young Rabbi 04:30 THU (b007jwbj)

The Blackburn Files 06:00 TUE (b007w4dj)

The Blackburn Files 13:00 TUE (b007w4dj)

The Blackburn Files 20:00 TUE (b007w4dj)

The Blackburn Files 01:00 WED (b007w4dj)

The Blackburn Files 06:00 WED (b007w2k6)

The Blackburn Files 13:00 WED (b007w2k6)

The Blackburn Files 20:00 WED (b007w2k6)

The Blackburn Files 01:00 THU (b007w2k6)

The Blackburn Files 06:00 THU (b007w39g)

The Blackburn Files 13:00 THU (b007w39g)

The Blackburn Files 20:00 THU (b007w39g)

The Blackburn Files 01:00 FRI (b007w39g)

The Blackburn Files 06:00 FRI (b007wn7k)

The Blackburn Files 13:00 FRI (b007wn7k)

The Blackburn Files 20:00 FRI (b007wn7k)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 SUN (m0018j1s)

The Comedy Club Interviews 23:25 TUE (m0018j1v)

The Comedy Club Interviews 23:25 THU (m0018j7w)

The Consultants 23:00 THU (b0076pz9)

The Dawn Watch by Maya Jasonoff (Omnibus) 13:00 SUN (b09g40dy)

The Dawn Watch by Maya Jasonoff (Omnibus) 01:00 MON (b09g40dy)

The Goldfish Bowl 23:15 WED (m00186k2)

The Goon Show 08:00 TUE (b014s6hl)

The Goon Show 12:00 TUE (b014s6hl)

The Goon Show 19:00 TUE (b014s6hl)

The Guns of Adam Riches 22:30 SUN (b01qfjmz)

The Masterson Inheritance 23:00 SUN (b007jq3n)

The News Quiz 23:00 MON (m00181mh)

The News Quiz 09:00 TUE (m00181mh)

The Personality Test 09:00 THU (b00n02yq)

The Personality Test 16:00 THU (b00n02yq)

The Personality Test 04:00 FRI (b00n02yq)

Tina C Goes Down Under: The Aborogynal Monologues 22:30 FRI (b00dw881)

Tomorrow, Today! 09:30 THU (b017srrs)

Tomorrow, Today! 16:30 THU (b017srrs)

Tomorrow, Today! 04:30 FRI (b017srrs)

Twenty Thousand Streets under the Sky 10:00 MON (b07g8d1l)

Twenty Thousand Streets under the Sky 15:00 MON (b07g8d1l)

Twenty Thousand Streets under the Sky 03:00 TUE (b07g8d1l)

Twenty Thousand Streets under the Sky 10:00 TUE (b07gbpn0)

Twenty Thousand Streets under the Sky 15:00 TUE (b07gbpn0)

Twenty Thousand Streets under the Sky 03:00 WED (b07gbpn0)

Twenty Thousand Streets under the Sky 10:00 WED (b07gcj61)

Twenty Thousand Streets under the Sky 15:00 WED (b07gcj61)

Twenty Thousand Streets under the Sky 03:00 THU (b07gcj61)

Unofficial Rosie 06:30 MON (b007jlfq)

Unofficial Rosie 13:30 MON (b007jlfq)

Unofficial Rosie 20:30 MON (b007jlfq)

Unofficial Rosie 01:30 TUE (b007jlfq)

Unofficial Rosie 06:30 TUE (b007jlg3)

Unofficial Rosie 13:30 TUE (b007jlg3)

Unofficial Rosie 20:30 TUE (b007jlg3)

Unofficial Rosie 01:30 WED (b007jlg3)

Unofficial Rosie 06:30 WED (b007jlgf)

Unofficial Rosie 13:30 WED (b007jlgf)

Unofficial Rosie 20:30 WED (b007jlgf)

Unofficial Rosie 01:30 THU (b007jlgf)

Unofficial Rosie 06:30 THU (b007jlgr)

Unofficial Rosie 13:30 THU (b007jlgr)

Unofficial Rosie 20:30 THU (b007jlgr)

Unofficial Rosie 01:30 FRI (b007jlgr)

Unofficial Rosie 06:30 FRI (b007jlh0)

Unofficial Rosie 13:30 FRI (b007jlh0)

Unofficial Rosie 20:30 FRI (b007jlh0)

Utopia 00:00 SUN (b06y9b6t)

Visiting Julia 08:30 THU (m001874j)

Visiting Julia 12:30 THU (m001874j)

Visiting Julia 19:30 THU (m001874j)

Weak at the Top 15:00 SAT (b00rgpbw)

Weak at the Top 03:00 SUN (b00rgpbw)

Weak at the Top 23:30 THU (b00rmygl)

What Does the K Stand For? 23:00 TUE (b0507mbg)

Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? 08:00 MON (b007jrx4)

Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? 12:00 MON (b007jrx4)

Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? 19:00 MON (b007jrx4)

Whose Line Is It Anyway? 04:00 SAT (b008kty5)

Whose Line Is It Anyway? 09:00 FRI (b008m74n)

Whose Line Is It Anyway? 16:00 FRI (b008m74n)

Winifred Holtby - South Riding (Omnibus) 14:20 SUN (b007jrtm)

Winifred Holtby - South Riding (Omnibus) 02:20 MON (b007jrtm)

Writing... The Midlands 09:00 SAT (m000cq2v)

Yours Truly, Pierre Stone 22:45 FRI (b09bz284)