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SATURDAY 25 JUNE 2022

SAT 00:00 Haunted (b01qkt50)
Walk on the Water by Rosemary Timperley

A salutary lesson about talking to strangers, as a young girl finds her whole life blighted by one encounter.

A series of stories of the Supernatural.

Rosemary Timperley's tale dramatised by Derek Hoddinott.

Rachel ..... Anna Cooper
Mother ..... Ursula Howells
Father ..... Jack May
Peter ..... David Ashford
Man ..... Brian Hewlett

With:

Brian Haines
Trevor Cooper
Leonard Fenton

Director: Derek Hoddinott

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in November 1979.


SAT 00:30 Sounds Natural (b08wdhvr)
Derek Waring

Best remembered from TV's 'Z Cars' and 'Moody and Pegg', actor Derek Waring shares his love of wildlife with Derek Jones.

The Barn Owl, Kingfisher, Mallard and Shrew 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.


SAT 01:00 Miss Marple (b007jnp6)
At Bertram's Hotel

Episode 5

The police ask amateur sleuth Miss Marple to take part in a little experiment.

Conclusion of Agatha Christie's whodunit starring June Whitfield.

Dramatised by Michael Bakewell.

Miss Marple ...... June Whitfield
Inspector Davy ...... Frederick Jaeger
Sir Ronald Graves ...... Patrick Allen
Canon Pennyfather ...... Maurice Denham
Bess Sedgwick ...... Sian Phillips
Miss Gorringe ...... Jillie Meers
Elvira Blake ...... Tracy Wiles
Bridget ...... Sarah Plowright
Ladislaus Malinowski ...... Gavin Muir
Sergeant Waddell ...... Ross Livingstone

Director: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1995.


SAT 01:30 Paul Temple (b007jzjl)
Paul Temple and the Spencer Affair

4. That Old Intuition

The suave amateur detective confronts theatre impresario Rupert Dreisler - and fears for his wife Steve.

Francis Durbridge's thriller starring Peter Coke and Marjorie Westbury in another intriguing case for BBC radio's smoothest investigator and his glamorous wife.

Paul Temple ...... Peter Coke
Steve ...... Marjorie Westbury
Sir Graham Forbes ...... Lester Mudditt
Rupert Dreisler ...... Brewster Mason
Pete Roberts ...... Thomas Heathcote
Terry Gibson ...... Isabel Dean
Adrian Frost ...... Simon Lack
Charlie ...... James Beattie
Clutch Brompton ...... Lockwood West

Other parts played by:

Molly Rankin
David Spenser
Beryl Calder

Producer: Martyn C Webster

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in December 1957.


SAT 02:00 Betty Boothroyd - The Autobiography (m0018hkn)
5. Time’s Up - Exit National Treasure

Betty announces her retirement as Speaker. Meeting royalty and getting a peerage.

Betty Boothroyd reads the final excerpt from her autobiography on life as the first female Speaker of the House of Commons.

Abridged by Katrin Williams

Producer: Duncan Minshull

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2001


SAT 02:15 Charles Dickens (b09jn2bl)
Dombey and Son

Episode 15

Edith is driven to extreme measures by Dombey's attempts to control her.

Starring Robert Glenister and Helen Schlesinger.

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
Alice …. Claire Rushbrook
Mr Carker …. Adrian Lukis
Edith …. Helen Schlesinger
Floy …. Abigail Hollick
Harriet .... Katy Cavanagh
Mrs Brown .... Geraldine James
Rob .... Lloyd Thomas

Music by Nicolai Abrahamsen

Director: Jeremy Mortimer and Jessica Dromgoole

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2007.


SAT 02:30 Man with the Mohican (b054pp6c)
One man inspired a teenage David Morrissey to become an actor. His name is Roger Hill.

But in Liverpool, from the late 1970s to the early 1990s, he was known as the Man with the Mohican.

Presenting this celebration of Roger Hill, David reveals how the extraordinary Liverpool-based theatre director, DJ and transvestite performance artist inspires other artists, including actors, musicians and playwrights.

Hill's period as director at the Everyman Youth Theatre produced an explosion of creative talent – from David Morrissey, Ian Hart, Kathy Tyson and Stephen McGann, to performance poet Gerry Potter, journalists and playwrights.

Janice Long, who worked alongside Hill at BBC Radio Merseyside, refers to him as an icon and, along with former punk singer turned nightclub and cultural entrepreneur Jayne Casey, thinks of him as "Liverpool's John Peel".

Roger Hill still helps shape arts policy and the next generation of actors, and continues to inspire as a performance artist. His alter ego, Mandy Romero, has travelled the world and was Liverpool's unofficial Queen of Culture in 2008.

Morrissey reminisces with Hill about the long lost Mohican, hears from those whose careers he has helped to shape, and pays a personal tribute to an unsung hero of the British arts scene.

Producer: Sue Nelson

A Boffin Media production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in March 2015.


SAT 03:00 J Edgar Hoover (m0018hkj)
4. Private and Confidential

It’s 1972. Hoover is dead.

Clyde Tolson, his close friend for over half a century, reflects on their relationship.

Starring William Hootkins and David Soul.

Mike Walker's drama series reflecting the life and career of the FBI's legendary director, J Edgar Hoover.

J Edgar Hoover …. William Hootkins
Clyde Tolson …. David Soul

Director: Ned Chaillet

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1999.


SAT 03:45 Birth Day by Collin Johnson (b0bpqt9s)
When his wife falls pregnant, Alexander realises that he has given the matter no thought whatsoever...

Written and read by Collin Johnson.

Producer: Andy Jordan

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1996.


SAT 04:00 Whose Line Is It Anyway? (b008pbnv)
Episode 4

Party pieces - and the worst possible people to be a British astronaut.

Clive Anderson hosts the famed improvisation game.

Regular team captains:

Stephen Fry
John Sessions

With:

Kate Robbins
Griff Rhys-Jones

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 (m0018hkg)
Episode 4

MP George Dank's bypass protest is drawing all the wrong kind of attention as smears hit the newspapers.

Meanwhile, Hermoine is busy coaching the protestors in Ghibelline siege tactics and Anne falls in love.

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 / Gladys .... Elliott Nicholls
Jennifer / Aurora .... Sally Phillips
Nigel .... 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 (b095t037)
Series 1

Episode 4

When Ken is rushed into hospital, and Margaret has to hold the fort alone, the family do their best to reach hospital as fast as possible - in a typically chaotic manner.

Pete is nearly done for stealing chocolate Hob Nobs, Jane relives her glory days as a teen sprinting champ and Ian and Chloe have their first row.

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
Jane ...... Fenella Woolgar
Ian ...... Richard Herring
Chloe ...... Emily Berrington
Pete ...... Gordon Kennedy
Holly ...... Effie Woods
Mark ...... Fred Haig
NickHarrison Knights
Billy ...... Danny Kirrane
Other roles ...... Danny Kirrane

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 (m0018fss)
Josie Long: What Next?

Three-time Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and self-effacing national treasure Josie Long returns to the R4 airwaves to turn her sharp but affectionate eye on the state of the nation – and world, and planet – as we begin to emerge from two years of upheaval.

‘What’s Next?’ was a slogan stencilled all over major cities by climate change campaigners during the pandemic. It’s a fair question. In this stand-up masterclass – adapted from one of the most lauded Edinburgh Fringe shows in recent years – Josie considers the responsibility we have to our children with the planet in the parlous state it is.

She has become a mother herself (the first person ever, to her knowledge, to have not one, but two babies) and, through the prism of new parenthood, there is a lot to be alarmed about - corrupt governments, melting icecaps, health-food entrepreneurs making unsubstantiated claims about dates. And yet, in among all the existential crisis of the world in 2022, Josie finds hope and humanity.

A memoir of life-altering experiences broadened out into a manifesto for the direction we take now, post-pandemic, What’s Next deals surehandedly with both the personal and the global, showcasing the talents of a comic with an unusual and much-cherished ability to straddle the playful and the profound.

She may not have all the answers to our many societal crises, but nobody poses the questions in quite such an impassioned and entertaining way.

Written and performed by Josie Long

Produced by Siren Turner and Lianne Coop

An Impatient production for BBC Radio 4


SAT 06:00 Allen Saddler - Man of the People (b069njqy)
Horatio Bottomley is what would nowadays be called a 'wide-boy'.

In the jingoistic atmosphere of the First World War Britain, he found himself raised up as a super-patriot and being voted in as an MP. Even for lucky Horatio, however, all good things must came to an end...

Starring Patrick Mower.

Written by Allen Saddler, based on true events in the life of Horatio Bottomley [1860 – 1933].

Horatio Bottomley …. Patrick Mower
Eliza/Patty …. Debbie Hurst
O'Hagan/First Barrister/Bigland/Speaker …. Edward de Souza
Elias/Ramsay MacDonald …. David Garth
Lottie/Florence/Lady …. Maggie Tarver
Lord/Charlie/Client/MP/Clerk/Counsel …. George Parsons
James …. Chip Sweeney
Nellie/Newsboy/Actress/Matron …. Elizabeth Lindsay
Peggy …. Tessa Worsley
Cox/Seymour Hicks …. Gregory Phillips
Chairman/Second Barrister/Jim/MP/Compere …. Gregory de Polnay
Wild …. Peter Woodthorpe

Producer: Brian Miller

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1986.


SAT 07:30 Great Lives (m0001mf6)
Series 47

Tim Smit on Humphrey Jennings

Tim Smit has admired Humphrey Jennings since seeing Danny Boyle’s Olympics Opening Ceremony in 2012.

Jennings was a film maker, artist, and co-founder of the Mass Observation Movement. Many of the scenes in that memorable Olympic ceremony were inspired by his work.

His films about ordinary British life during the Second World War are a poetic testament to the people of the British Isles.

Tim Smit wants to know why Jennings isn’t better known?

Tim Smit is founder of the Eden Project and talks to Matthew Parris.

They're joined by curator Ros Cranston from the British Film Institute, with contributions from Jennings' biographer Kevin Jackson

Producer: Maggie Ayre

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2018.


SAT 08:00 Booked (b0075m77)
Series 2

Episode 6

John Betjeman writes the copy for a Ford Probe brochure, Shere Khan bumps into a nervous Mrs Tiggy-Winkle at a hunt saboteurs' meeting, and Ted Hughes tries to write a bright and breezy breakfast cereal advert.

Outrageous parody, biting wit and bizarre couplings from:

Miles Kington
Dillie Keane
Mark Thomas
John Hegley

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 (b01bllzw)
Series 2

Travel

More light hearted verse and comic sketches from Pam Ayres.

Pam admits to being a poor map reader and talks about taking a computer course and French course.

Includes a poem about an experience in a clinical hotel.

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 April 2006.


SAT 09:00 Laura Barton's American Road Trip (b0bntd2l)
Writer Laura Barton takes to the open road for an audio adventure across the United States of America.

Using the BBC archives to travel from the bright lights of New York to the pacific breeze of California.

Featuring:

* ‘Travel Talk: How The World Lives’ – New York [1947]

* ‘Free Spirit’ by Jonathan Raban [1991]

* American Airwaves’ [1984]

* ‘Sam Shepard at the Battersea Arts Centre: Cruising Paradise’ [1998]

* ‘The Green Book’ extract [2016]

* ‘World Roots: An Appalachian Road Trip’ [2009]

* ‘Conversations with the Blues’ [1961]

* ‘French Men Desire Good Children’ [1992]

* ‘South and West’ [2017]

* ‘Inside Track: Cowgirls’ [1998]

* ‘A Bright Light in the Night’ [2005]

* ‘American Beauty: Death Valley Opera’ [1995]

* ‘On the Town’ [1980]

* ‘Not Yet, Jayette’ [1992]

Producer: Luke Doran

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


SAT 12:00 Jack & Millie (b08fh65p)
Pilot: Kafka Died at 39

A phone, a strudel and Franz Kafka combine to make Jack and Millie's day rather complicated.

Jeremy Front's comedy about an older couple getting to grips with a French daughter-in-law, gassy beer, Eye-Closing Leon and a married lifetime's-worth of verbal sparring.

Starring Jeremy Front and Rebecca Front.

So Millie's son Melvin has given her a new tablet with a voice recorder?

Suddenly Jack and Millie have decided to record everything that happens to them? And for this, we should be grateful?

Well yes! Because this is a comedy written by Jeremy Front (writer of the BBC's Charles Paris mysteries) about a Jack and Millie Lemman who are fully engaged with contemporary life whilst at war with the absurdities of the modern world..

Jack ...... Jeremy Front
Millie ...... Rebecca Front
Shirley ...... Tracy-Ann Oberman
Harry ...... Andy Nyman
Melvin ...... Harry Peacock
Delphine ...... Jenny Bede
Carrie ...... Sue Kelvin
Lindsay ...... Rachel Stubbings

Producer: David Tyler

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


SAT 12:30 It Sticks Out Half a Mile (b007jpd9)
Pilot - Loyal Support

Originally un-broadcast pilot episode of the seaside saga of pier perpetuation, with Arthur Lowe's only appearance due to his subsequent death.

This sequel to 'Dad's Army' begins in 1948. Life post-Home Guard, sees Arthur Wilson now managing a bank and his former Captain and boss, George Mainwaring arrives in need of a loan...

Starring Arthur Lowe and John Le Mesurier.

Written by Harold Snoad and Michael Knowles.

Based on the Dad's Army characters created by Jimmy Perry and David Croft.

George Mainwaring ...... Arthur Lowe
Arthur Wilson ...... John Le Mesurier
Miss Baines ...... Josephine Tewson
Guthrie ...... Tmothy Alcock
Hunter ...... Anthony Sharpe
Rawlins ...... Dougie Brown
Man ...... Haydn Wood

To replace Arthur Lowe, the following full series was revamped to feature Dad's Army characters Hodges and Pike, played by Bill Pertwee and Ian Lavender, instead.

The series was later adapted for ITV by Yorkshire TV.

Producer: Jonathan James-Moore.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in July 1981.


SAT 13:00 Archive on 4 (b007lkyc)
Test Match Special: Ball by Ball

Rory Bremner looks back at 50 years of BBC Radio coverage of British test match cricket.

'Test Match Special' has seen a rich variety of commentators, including the poetic elegance of John Arlott, the japes of Brian Johnston and the exuberance of Jonathan Agnew.

For some the atmosphere has resembled that of an elite club, but for thousands of others the experience has been as vivid a depiction of summer as the smell of cut grass.

Producer: Tom Alban

First broadcast ion BBC Radio 4 n May 2007 to mark Test Match Special's 50th anniversary.


SAT 14:00 Natalie Haynes Stands Up for the Classics (b08zd8gy)
Series 3

Sappho

Natalie Haynes and guests return for half an hour of comedy and the Classics from the BBC Radio Theatre in London.

Natalie is a reformed comedian who is a little bit obsessive about Ancient Greece and Rome.

This time she's standing up in the name of Greek poet, Sappho, about whom we know so little, and most of what we think we know is made-up. But one thing is certain: her poetry is scorching, and unforgettable.

There will also be a lot of gossip from over a thousand years ago.

With special guests:

Novelist Stella Duffy
Classicist Professor Edith Hall

With music from:

LiTTLe MACHiNe.

Producer: Mary Ward-Lowery

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2017.


SAT 14:30 John Finnemore's Double Acts (b08xbjhy)
Series 2

The Wroxton Box

Alec is late as usual. But Percy is wearing different socks.

Something big is brewing.

Starring Michael Palin and John Finnemore.

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

Percy ...... Michael Palin
Alec ...... John Finnemore

Producer: David Tyler

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


SAT 15:00 The Consultants (b0076q2b)
Series 2

Episode 6

Time to hark back to a gentler age of radio for a rollicking archive adventure.

Crossword challenges and dinner with the devil.

Cerebral sketch show written by and starring:

Neil Edmond
Justin Edwards
James Rawlings

Producer: Will Saunders

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2004.


SAT 15:30 The Masterson Inheritance (b007jq63)
Series 2

The Mastersons Go Down

The Masterson's epic tale of murder, intrigue and a fast-talking parrot aboard a luxury cruiser.

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.


SAT 16:00 Allen Saddler - Man of the People (b069njqy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 Great Lives (m0001mf6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SAT 18:00 JG Ballard - Concrete Island (b02y0wpp)
Driving home one Friday rush hour, a cocky young architect crashes down a motorway embankment.

At first he seems bound to be rescued, but as he fails to make the passing commuters notice him, he finds himself trapped on a strange, neglected island between the highways.

Can this modern day Crusoe survive in a strange new world?

Starring Andrew Scott.

JG Ballard imaginative 1974 novel dramatised by Graham White.

Maitland ...... Andrew Scott
Jane ...... Georgia Groome
Proctor ...... Ben Crowe
Catherine ...... Joanna Brookes
Helen ...... Philippa Stanton
David ...... Matthew Watson

Director: Mary Peate

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2013.


SAT 19:00 Laura Barton's American Road Trip (b0bntd2l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 Saturday Night Fry (b00kvq7w)
1. Pilot Show

Stephen Fry's surreal, erudite sketch show with humorous banter and sketches.

With:

Hugh Laurie
Emma Thompson

Special guest: Barry Cryer.

The pilot programme that spawned Stephen Fry's cult series. A show identical in spirit to the great Mary Queen of Scots tapestry that hangs in Osterley House.

Written by Stephen Fry.

Additional material by Ian Brown and James Hendrie.

Producer: Dan Patterson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1987.


SAT 22:30 Chain Reaction (b00mdx7s)
Series 3

John Lloyd and Phill Jupitus

Producer and writer John Lloyd interviews comedian and actor Phill Jupitus.

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

John asks Phill about his career, difficult school days and Phill's name!

Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2007.


SAT 23:00 Foley and McColl: The Interview (b0076dcq)
For You the War is Over

Has Sean's hobby of historical re-enactment gone too far?

Written by and starring Sean Foley and Hamish McColl.

With Michael Parkinson as himself.

Director: Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2003.


SAT 23:15 Jigsaw (b01rgj27)
Series 1

Episode 6

A finicky hospital patient – and a will reading with several strange twists.

A rapid-fire and surreal collection of silly, clever, dark sketches.

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

Producer: Colin Anderson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2013


SAT 23:30 Hut 33 (b01jz3p2)
Series 3

Spitfire Poker

The Bletchley Park code breakers try help raise money for the town's spitfire fund.

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 November 2009.



SUNDAY 26 JUNE 2022

SUN 00:00 JG Ballard - Concrete Island (b02y0wpp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 Archive on 4 (b007lkyc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:00 Natalie Haynes Stands Up for the Classics (b08zd8gy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:30 John Finnemore's Double Acts (b08xbjhy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Saturday]


SUN 03:00 The Consultants (b0076q2b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:00 on Saturday]


SUN 03:30 The Masterson Inheritance (b007jq63)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:30 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 Allen Saddler - Man of the People (b069njqy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 Great Lives (m0001mf6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 Betty Boothroyd - The Autobiography (Omnibus) (m0018pzr)
Order! Order!

Betty Boothroyd reads excerpts from her autobiography detailing her rise to become the first female Speaker of the UK's House of Commons.

Beginning with her early political life in Strasbourg and Westminster to leaving front line Labour politics to initially become Deputy Speaker…

Abridged in five parts by Katrin Williams.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2001.


SUN 07:10 Inheritance Tracks (b083h7vj)
Kelly Hoppen

Interior designer and ex-'Dragon' Kelly Hoppen chooses Aretha Franklin's 'I Say A Little Prayer' and James Brown's 'I Feel Good'.


SUN 07:20 Charles Dickens (b09jxgds)
Dombey and Son (Omnibus)

Episode 3

Harriet Carker tries to appeal to her brother's better nature.

Starring Alex Jennings, Claire Rushbrook and Katy Cavanagh.

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

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

Omnibus of episodes 11 to 15 of 20 parts dramatised by Mike Walker.

Charles Dickens …. Alex Jennings
Dombey …. Robert Glenister
Alice …. Claire Rushbrook
Mr Carker …. Adrian Lukis
Edith …. Helen Schlesinger
Florence …. Abigail Hollick
Harriet .... Katy Cavanagh
Mrs Brown .... Geraldine James
Captain Cuttle .... Trevor Peacock
Mrs Skewton .... Fenella Fielding
Feenix .... Bertie Carvel
Susan .... Nadine Marshall
Harriet. .... Katy Cavanagh
Toots .... Sam Pamphilon

Music by Nicolai Abrahamsen.

Directed by Jeremy Mortimer and Jessica Dromgoole.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2007.


SUN 08:30 Albert and Me (b04bzw4t)
Series 2

Under Observation

Single dad Bryan gets a scare when baby Albert is taken to hospital for tests.

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 …. Pat Coombs
Mrs Willis …. Diana King
Vera …. Marcia Warren
Edward …. Gorden Kaye
Jenny …. Brenda Blethyn
GP …. Renu Setna
Nurse …. Tammy Ustinov

Written by Jim Eldridge.

Incidental music by Max Harris.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in May 1983.


SUN 09:00 The Code of the Woosters (b007w5j9)
The Silver Cow-Creamer

Bertie Wooster turns to Aunt Dahlia to help out Gussie Fink-Nottle.

PG Wodehouse romp starring Richard Briers and Michael Hordern.

Adapted by Chris Miller.

Jeeves ...... Michael Hordern
Bertie Wooster ..... Richard Briers
Sir Watkin Bassett ..... Patrick Cargill
Roderick Spode ..... James Villiers
Aunt Dahlia ..... Vivian Pickles

Other parts played by William Sleigh.

Producer: David Hatch

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1973.


SUN 09:30 Dry Slopes (b00ln0q8)
Series 1

The Lost Boys

Angus Dry has no job, no friends and lives at home with his mum.

She has an international business career and a string of lovers. He feels very sorry for her.

In this opening episode of Nick Ball’s sitcom, Angus tries to recapture the joys of his childhood.

Angus Dry ...... Nick Ball
Mum ...... Louisa Rix

With:

Robert Harley
Toby Longworth
Julie Gibbs

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1995.


SUN 10:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m0018pzt)
Pulitzer Prize Writers

Anne Tyler

From JS Bach to Nina Simone.

Novelist and short story writer Anne Tyler shares her castaway choices with Lauren Laverne

Her 23 novels include the Accidental Tourist, Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant and the Pulitzer Prize-winning Breathing Lessons.

Anne was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1941, the oldest of four children. Her parents were Quakers and the family lived in a succession of Quaker communities in the South until they settled in a Quaker commune in Celo, in the mountains of North Carolina in 1948. When she was 11 the family moved to Raleigh, the capital of North Carolina, where Anne attended a mainstream school.

Anne majored in Russian literature at Duke University in North Carolina where she enrolled in a creative writing class run by the author Reynolds Price. After completing her studies she worked as a librarian in the university library.

Anne’s first novel, If Morning Ever Comes, was published in 1964 when she was just 22-years-old. Her writing is widely praised for the way it chronicles the lives of middle-class America and celebrates endurance and the complexities of family relationships.

Anne moved to Baltimore with her husband and children in 1967 and the city has been the setting for her books ever since.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2022.


SUN 10:45 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b00m74rt)
Series 1

Coelacanth

The Coelacanth is a primitive bony fish thought to be an important ancestor to all back-boned animals that ventured onto land.

David Attenborough brought to TV the first film of a living fish in Life on Earth. But is it the living fossil it was claimed to be?

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

Producer: Julian Hector

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2009.


SUN 11:00 The Moth Radio Hour (m0018pzw)
Series 13

Voicing Tough Truths

True stories told live in the USA: Catherine Burns introduces stories about telling nothing but the truth, even when it’s hard.

The Moth is an acclaimed not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling based in the USA. Since 1997, it has celebrated both the raconteur and the storytelling novice, who has lived through something extraordinary and yearns to share it. Originally formed by the writer George Dawes Green as an intimate gathering of friends on a porch in Georgia (where moths would flutter in through a hole in the screen), and then recreated in a New York City living room, The Moth quickly grew to produce immensely popular events at theatres and clubs around New York City and later around the USA, the UK and other parts of the world.

The Moth has presented more than 15,000 stories, told live and without notes, to standing-room-only crowds worldwide. The Moth podcast is downloaded over 27 million times a year.

Featuring true stories told live on stage without scripts, from the humorous to the heart-breaking.

The Moth Radio Hour is produced by Jay Allison and Atlantic Public Media in Woods Hole, Massachusetts and is distributed by the Public Radio Exchange.

First heard on PRX in the USA in June 2020.


SUN 11:50 Inheritance Tracks (b083h7vj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:10 today]


SUN 12:00 Poetry Extra (m0018pzy)
Between the Ears - Rain

Poet Daljit Nagra revists the BBC's poetry archive and chooses chooses Between the Ears - Rain, a poem written for radio and performed by Alice Oswald, inspired by a rainstorm in Romford Essex on June 23 2016. Listen on headphones for binaural sound.

Alice Oswald's radio poem Rain was commissioned by Radio 3 in 2016 as part of their 70th anniversary celebrations. Written and performed by the poet, Rain was inspired by a visit to Romford Essex, which experienced a dramatic sudden rainstorm in the early hours of June 23 that year. The poem examines the effect this natural atmospheric occurrence has on an urban environment and its population.

A version of Rain has been created in binaural sound. Listen on headphones for the full effect.

Rain - written and performed by Alice Oswald
Sound design Steve Brooke
Produced by Susan Roberts.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2016.


SUN 12:30 Natalie Haynes Stands Up for the Classics (b0902mnc)
Series 3

Cicero

Join Natalie Haynes and guests for half an hour of comedy and the Classics from the BBC Radio Theatre in London.

Natalie is a reformed comedian who is a little bit obsessive about Ancient Greece and Rome.

Now she's standing up in the name of the Roman lawyer, politician and orator Cicero.

Maybe we'd all love him a bit more if Shakespeare had had a nicer Latin teacher. Expect a lot of gossip from a thousand years ago.

With special guests:

Lawyer Mark Stephens
Professor Llewelyn Morgan

Producer: Mary Ward-Lowery

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2017.


SUN 13:00 The Warlow Experiment by Alix Nathan (Omnibus) (m00074gv)
Episode 1

Herbert Powyss lives on an estate in the Welsh Marches, with enough time and income to pursue a gentleman’s fashionable investigation into botanical experimentation.

But he longs to make his mark in the field of science – something consequential enough to present to The Royal Society in London.

Influenced by something he’s read, he decides to conduct a radical investigation into the Resilience of the Human Mind Without Society. He places an ad for a suitable guinea pig.

Only one man is desperate enough to apply for the job - a semi-literate, angry wife-basher.

What could possibly go wrong?

Strange, sinister novel by Alix Nathan.

Omnibus of the first five of ten parts abridged by Jeremy Osborne.

Read by Robert Glenister.

Alix Nathan is the author of His Last Fire, a collection of short stories and the novel The Flight Of Sarah Battle.

Producer: Karen Rose

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in 2019.


SUN 14:10 Inheritance Tracks (m0001plg)
Curtis Stigers

Curtis Stigers chooses Rikki Don’t Lose That Number by Steely Dan and Something To Love by Jason Isbell.


SUN 14:20 Jeremy Raison - Cuckoo (Omnibus) (m000596m)
After the death of his mother, Jennifer, in November 2017, the writer Jeremy Raison found letters, diaries, divorce transcripts and an unpublished manuscript.

This sparked an unexpected journey unravelling some of the mystery of his late mother's troubled childhood. The youngest of four children, Jennifer was kept away from school until she was a teenager, and educated by a nurse who would gradually take the place of her mother.

Set between the late 1920s and early 1940s, Cuckoo explores the story of Jennifer and her mother Theo.

Married at 19 to a wealthy politician, Harold Eastleigh, Theo was said to be suffering from anxiety after the birth of her fourth child. After a period in hospital, Theo returned to the family home accompanied by one of the nurses, Miss Land. In the years to follow Miss Land would become a permanent feature in the family home, eventually leading to Theo and her husband divorcing. Miss Land become the second Mrs Eastleigh and young Jennifer's stepmother.

Did Theo suffer from post-natal depression before it was widely acknowledged as a condition? Was Harold simply unable to cope with an illness he knew little about, or was he under pressure to keep his family trouble out of the public eye? Brought up in this unsettling environment what effect would it have on young Jennifer?

Although some names and details have been changed this drama is based on a true story.

Omnibus of five parts.

Jeremy ...... Ewan Bailey
Jennifer ...... Susan Jameson
Uncle Godfrey/Uncle James ...... Michael Bertenshaw
Theo ...... Melody Grove
Harold ...... Christopher Harper

Director: David Ian Neville

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2019.


SUN 15:30 Bryan Ferry's Jazz Age (b03kpy59)
In 1955 at the age of ten, Bryan Ferry developed a passion for jazz music.

Listening to his radio in Washington, County Durham, he was transported from rural North East England to 1920s New Orleans and Cotton Club, New York. British Trad Jazz was booming, with Humphrey Lyttelton, Chris Barber and Ken Collier offering a gateway to the 'yellow cocktail' music of Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and Charlie Parker.

Now Bryan has returned to his earliest musical love with 'The Jazz Age', a record that remakes and remodels some of his biggest Roxy Music hits in the style of instrumental 20s jazz standards.

Bryan takes us back to his first concert at Newcastle City Hall to see the Chris Barber band and reveals how a performance of St Louis Blues caught his imagination. Trombonist Chris Barber describes how he brought music from the Deep South to rapturous British audiences.

Newcastle music historian Chris Phipps traces the mythical connection between the Mississippi and the Tyne, while Bryan shares his memories of a vibrant, modernist city where he studied fine art. The city still shows traces of its jazz heritage, including J G Windows, the record shop where Bryan bought his 78s including the Charlie Parker Quintet's EP whose solos he learnt by heart.

It wasn't just the jazz age of the 20s that inspired Bryan, but its literature too. He recently contributed to the soundtrack of Baz Luhrmann's Great Gatsby, the film of one of his favourite novels.

With live recordings from his recent UK tour with The Bryan Ferry Jazz Orchestra, Bryan reflects on Roxy Music's early years and explains how his grounding in jazz helped him lead one of the most influential British bands of all time.

Producer: Paul Smith

A Just Radio production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in December 2013


SUN 16:00 Shelagh Stephenson - Nemesis (b0076vl9)
Having led the race to make the atomic bomb, Robert Oppenheimer was soon to find himself isolated and reviled in a paranoid post-war America.

Starring Colin Stinton, Amanda Donoho and Andrew Sachs.

Written by Shelagh Stephenson.

Oppenheimer .... Colin Stinton
Frances Tyler..... Amanda Donohoe
George Tyler..... Julian Wadham
Bernard Peters.... Andrew Sachs
Deitrichson ..... Paul Freeman
Hegarty .... Nathan Osgood

Producer: Eoin O'Callaghan

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2005.


SUN 17:00 Poetry Extra (m0018pzy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 today]


SUN 17:30 Natalie Haynes Stands Up for the Classics (b0902mnc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 today]


SUN 18:00 Fear on 4 (b00c84nd)
Series 3

4. Invitation to the Vaults

The Man in Black tells of a harrowing comeuppance for a crooked literary agent.

Fear on 4 brings you more in a series of nerve-tinglers.

Adapted by Wally K Daly from a short story by Basil Copper.

Madame Freitas …. Sarah Badel
Albano Pizar …. Roger Hammond
Dr Mazanares …. Ian Lindsay
Secretary …. Emma Gregory
The Man in Black …. Edward de Souza

Producer: Martin Jenkins

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1991.


SUN 18:30 Night Terrace (m0008hq0)
Series 2

4. Things That Go Bump in the Night Terrace

Spooky things start to happen when the Night Terrace house refuses to land, leaving Anastasia, Eddie and Sue stuck outside of space and time.

Is Night Terrace haunted? Is the DEPARTMENT behind it all?

Sci-fi comedy starring Neighbours’ Jackie Woodburne. Guest starring Lawrence Leung.

Written by David Ashton

Jackie Woodburne ....... Anastasia Black
Ben McKenzie .............Eddie Jones
Petra Elliott ............Sue Denholm
Darren................Lawrence Leung
Auguste Knight......Jane Badler

Music by David Ashton

Producer: Ben McKenzie and John Richards

A Splendid Chaps Production.


SUN 19:00 The Moth Radio Hour (m0018pzw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 19:50 Inheritance Tracks (b083h7vj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:10 today]


SUN 20:00 Shelagh Stephenson - Nemesis (b0076vl9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 today]


SUN 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m0018pzt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


SUN 21:45 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b00m74rt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today]


SUN 22:00 Natalie Haynes Stands Up for the Classics (b0902mnc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 today]


SUN 22:30 The Guns of Adam Riches (b01qnrn0)
Series 1

The Ballad of Big Rich

Adam Riches takes us back to the Wild West to tell the story of Big Rich, a sass-talkin', gun-totin' cowboy who just so happened to have sat on the front row.

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 (m0018yrx)
Andrew O’Neill

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


SUN 23:00 The Hudson and Pepperdine Show (m0018q02)
Series 4

Celeb-Finder General

The year is 2008 and whilst Mel and Vicki are principally concerned with selling their flat, the country is in the grip of a violent backlash against celebrities.

Starring Mel Hudson and Vicki Pepperdine.

With:

Martin Hyder
Lewis MacLeod
Jim North .

Written Danny Robins and Dan Tetsell

Additional material by Mel Hudson, Vicki Pepperdine and Jim North

Music by Richie Webb.

Producer: Chris Neill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2005.


SUN 23:30 Six Degrees of John Sessions (b09z5ptj)
Series 1

Episode 1

From Dirk Bogarde to Maureen O’Hara via Matthau and Pudsey.

Actor, writer, raconteur and impressionist John Sessions mixes showbiz stories, intriguing history, extraordinary impressions and fabulous one-liners all linked to and from him in this entertaining series.

John’s dazzling array of skills - storytelling, erudition, vocal re-creations and comedy - are all brought into play as he starts each episode with a story or fact related to himself, takes us all over the place by linking people, ending up back with himself.

Each show is a quick-witted, Peter Ustinov-style rollercoaster of storytelling: bizarre and brilliant, eccentric and effusive, autobiographical and alliterative, full of incredible impressions and droll digressions along the way.

Written and performed by John Sessions.

Producer: Liz Anstee.

A CPL Production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in April 2018.


SUN 23:45 Bunk Bed (m00045bn)
Series 6

Cate Blanchett

Everyone craves a place where their mind and body are not applied to a particular task. The nearest faraway place.

Somewhere for drifting and lighting upon strange thoughts which don't have to be shooed into context, but which can be followed like balloons escaping onto the air.

Late at night, in the dark and in a bunk bed, your tired mind can wander.

Hollywood star Cate Blanchett joins Patrick Marber and Peter Curran on the spare mattress.

So in relaxed mode, they muse on their experiences of gallstones, vomiting, night walks and severe haircuts.

Producer: Peter Curran

A Foghorn production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in April 2019.



MONDAY 27 JUNE 2022

MON 00:00 Fear on 4 (b00c84nd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 00:30 Night Terrace (m0008hq0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 The Warlow Experiment by Alix Nathan (Omnibus) (m00074gv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:10 Inheritance Tracks (m0001plg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:10 on Sunday]


MON 02:20 Jeremy Raison - Cuckoo (Omnibus) (m000596m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:20 on Sunday]


MON 03:30 Bryan Ferry's Jazz Age (b03kpy59)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:30 on Sunday]


MON 04:00 Shelagh Stephenson - Nemesis (b0076vl9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Poetry Extra (m0018pzy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 Natalie Haynes Stands Up for the Classics (b0902mnc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 Maugham's Eye View (b00lqd27)
1. The Creative Impulse

The authoress Mrs Forrester is horrified when her husband runs off with the cook.

But she turns it to creative advantage.

A series of Somerset Maugham short stories dramatised by Neville Teller.

Dirk Bogarde is the narrator.

Mrs Forrester ...... Sylvia Syms
Mr Forrester ...... Desmond Barrit
Mrs Bullfinch ...... Shirley Anne Field

Other parts played by:

Geoffrey Whitehead
Zulema Dene
John Hartley
Tracy Wiles
David Collings
David Timson

Director: Janet Whitaker

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1996.


MON 06:30 Paul Temple (b007jzkx)
Paul Temple and the Spencer Affair

5. A Surprise for Pete Roberts

The death toll mounts - as the suave private detective journeys to an island on the River Thames.

Francis Durbridge's thriller stars Peter Coke and Marjorie Westbury in another intriguing case for BBC radio's smoothest sleuth and his glamorous wife.

Paul Temple ...... Peter Coke
Steve ...... Marjorie Westbury
Sir Graham Forbes ...... Lester Mudditt
Det Insp Vosper ...... Hugh Manning
Charlie ...... James Beattie
Adrian Frost ...... Simon Lack
Rupert Dreisler ...... Brewster Mason
Terry Gibson. ...... Isabel Dean
Pete Roberts. ...... Thomas Heathcote
Warren ...... James Thomason

Other parts played by:

David Spenser

Producer: Martyn C Webster

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in December 1957.


MON 07:00 Jack & Millie (b0b9yw79)
Series 1

Death & The Maven

When Film Club Leo dies suddenly, Jack and Millie have to make a choice between good behaviour and cheesecake.

After a successful pilot, Jeremy Front's comedy is about an older couple trying to grapple with an elusive name, a missing Bette Midler, a rogue knish and a married lifetime's-worth of verbal sparring.

Starring Jeremy Front and Rebecca Front.

So Millie's son Melvin has given her a new tablet with a voice recorder?

So suddenly Jack and Millie have decided to record everything that happens to them? And for this, we should be grateful?

Well Yes! Because this is a comedy show written by Jeremy Front about Jack and Millie Lemman - an older couple fully engaged with contemporary life while being at war with the absurdities of the modern world.

Jack ...... Jeremy Front
Millie ...... Rebecca Front
Shirley ...... Tracy-Ann Oberman
Harry ...... Nigel Lindsay
The Nurse ...... Llewella Gideon
Alan ...... Adam G Goodwin
The Widow ...... Sue Kelvin

Producer: David Tyler

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


MON 07:30 Just a Minute (m0018g65)
Series 89

A Seating Plan, Doris Day and Under the Floorboards

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

The long-running Radio 4 national treasure of a parlour game is back for a new series with subjects this week ranging from Doris Day to Under the Floorboards.

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

A BBC Studios Production


MON 08:00 Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (b007js28)
Count Down

Terry helps stressed Bob prepare for his wedding to Thelma.

Starring James Bolam and Rodney Bewes.

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

Adapted for BBC Radio by John Browell.

Terry Collier …. James Bolam
Bob Ferris …. Rodney Bewes
Thelma Chambers …. Brigit Forsyth
Mrs Chambers …. Jo Hickson
Mr Chamber …. Bill Owen
Susan …. Anita Carey
Shop Assistant …. Robin Parkinson

Adapted for radio and produced by John Browell.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1975.


MON 08:30 Tales From the Mausoleum Club (b007jnsr)
Jess of the B'ournevilles

Mr Sturdy arrives at the Club with a tale of West Country paganism.

Stars Timothy Spall.

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

Written by Ian Brown and James Hendrie.

Thomas Sturdy ...... Timothy Spall
Jess ...... Rosalind Ayres
Storm ...... Oliver Cotton
Azreal Beech ...... Nicholas Clay
Hon Clarence Green ...... Royce Mills
Felch ...... Michael Ripper
Old Jabez ...... Jonathan Kydd
Hangman ...... Michael Fenton Stevens
Shepherd ...... Nick Revell

Music: Max Harris

Producer: Paul Spencer.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1987.


MON 09:00 Counterpoint (b0122tgg)
Series 25

2011 Final

Paul Gambaccini hosts the final of the general knowledge music quiz to reveal the nation's musical mastermind of 2011.

The winners of the three semi-finals gather in the BBC Radio Theatre in London for the tense climax of the series.

One of them takes away a handsome silver trophy and joins the roll of honour as 25th Counterpoint champion.

The winner has knowledge of the widest possible range of music, from the classical repertoire to light music, show tunes, film themes, jazz, rock and pop.

Producer: Paul Bajoria

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2011.


MON 09:30 Double Science (b0133g6w)
Real Ale

A real ale home brewing competition turns incompetent teachers Kenneth and Colin into bitter rivals. The turmoil continues at the Sixth Form College.

Written by and starring Ben Willbond and Justin Edwards.

With:

Rebecca Front
Raza Jaffrey
Margaret Cabourn-Smith.
Gus Brown

Producer: Adam Bromley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2008.


MON 10:00 DH Lawrence - Women in Love (b007jr8r)
Springtime

Gudrun returns to the Midlands mining town of Beldover, intending to join her sister, Ursula in teaching.

At a society wedding, the sisters attract the attention of Gerald Critch and Rupert Birkin. Both are very different gentlemen - with very different responses to love.

Starring Clare Holman, Stella Gonet, Douglas Hodge and Nicholas Farrell.

DH Lawrence's passionate novel was first published in 1920.

Dramatised in four parts by Elaine Feinstein.

Ursula …. Clare Holman
Gudrun …. Stella Gonet
Gerald …. Douglas Hodge
Rupert …. Nicholas Farrell
Hermione …. Geraldine Fitzgerald
Pussum …. Sunny Ormonde
Halliday …. John Webb
Sir Joshua …. Simon Carter
Mrs Critch …. Ann Beech

With:

Tracy Wiles
Robert Harper
Peter Meakin
Richard Curnow
David Timson
Zoe Ganjavi
Bethan Ganjavi
Stephanie Luxton
Steven Blakeley

Music composed by Anthea Gomez.

Director: Sue Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1996.


MON 11:00 TED Radio Hour (m0018pvh)
Series 9

Reshaping Evolution

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

Manoush Zomorodi explores how innovations in gene and stem cell technology have the power to shape ecosystems and humanity.

First broadcast in the USA on National Public Radio in 2022.


MON 11:50 Inheritance Tracks (m0018pvk)
Dan Gillespie Sells

The singer-songwriter and The Feeling frontman chooses 'City of Dreams' by Talking Heads and 'Together Again' by Janet Jackson.


MON 12:00 Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (b007js28)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 Tales From the Mausoleum Club (b007jnsr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 Maugham's Eye View (b00lqd27)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 Paul Temple (b007jzkx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 Last Stories by William Trevor (b0b42www)
The Piano Teacher's Pupil

The quiet contentment of a music teacher is stirred by the arrival of a new pupil, for whom all will be forgiven.

'The Piano Teacher's Pupil' is the first of five stories from William Trevor's final and posthumous collection, published in 2018 to coincide with what would have been his 90th Birthday. Often described as the master of the short story, revered by his fellow writers and by his readers, these stories written in the last years of his life, contain all his hallmarks; his piercing observation of human life, his humanity, his elegant prose and distinctive voice.

Read by Niamh Cusack.
Produced by Di Speirs.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2018.


MON 14:15 Charles Dickens (b09k8yk2)
Dombey and Son

Episode 16

Cast out of her home, who can Florence turn to?

Originally published in monthly parts from 1846, Charles Dickens's novel appeared in one volume in 1848. Adapted in 20 parts by Mike Walker.

Charles Dickens …. Alex Jennings
Dombey .... Robert Glenister
Florence .... Abigail Hollick
Toots …. Sam Pamphilon
Captain Cuttle …. Trevor Peacock
Mrs Brown …. Geraldine James
Drunk .... Simon Treves
Walter Gay .... Joseph Arkley

Music by Nicolai Abrahamsen.

Directed by Jeremy Mortimer and Jessica Dromgoole.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2007.


MON 14:30 Grasshead Racers (m0018pvl)
Legendary motor racing commentator Murray Walker explores the most democratic of motor sports: lawnmower racing.

On the day of the annual 12 hour lawnmower race Murray Walker samples a sport which has attracted both Stirling Moss and Oliver Reed. As the grasshead racers gun their Atcos and Quizcasts round a field in Dorset at a dizzying 35 mph, Murray is moved to pick up his commentator's microphone once more to describe this most spectacular, and democratic, of motor sports.

With contributions from:
Mark Constandurous
Mike and Satu Cresswell
Sir Stirling Moss
Brian Radam
Bruce Kaufman

Producer: Julian May

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2004.


MON 15:00 DH Lawrence - Women in Love (b007jr8r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 Counterpoint (b0122tgg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 16:30 Double Science (b0133g6w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


MON 17:00 Jack & Millie (b0b9yw79)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 17:30 Just a Minute (m0018g65)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 18:00 Doctor Who: Redacted (m0018q00)
1. SOS

Cleo, Abby and Shawna make The Blue Box Files – a podcast about their favourite conspiracy theory: is this one random blue box actually a spaceship? This week they discuss shady pharmaceutical company Adipose Industries. But things get a bit real when they start hearing about a mysterious figure called ‘the Doctor’.


MON 18:20 Inheritance Tracks (m001752v)
Andrew Garfield

Spiderman actor Andrew Garfield chooses ‘Just A Gigolo’ by Louis Prima and ‘Vincent’ by Don McLean.


MON 18:30 A Good Read (b04795tz)
India Knight and Alvin Hall

Journalist and author India Knight and financial adviser Alvin Hall talk about books they love with Harriett Gilbert.

India Knight's choice - Jane and Prudence by Barbara Pym
Published by Virago

Alvin Hall's choice - The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Published by Pan Macmillan

Harriett Gilbert's choice - The Winter Queen by Boris Akunin
Published by Orion

Producer: Melvin Rickarby

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2014.


MON 19:00 Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (b007js28)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 Tales From the Mausoleum Club (b007jnsr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 Maugham's Eye View (b00lqd27)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 Paul Temple (b007jzkx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 TED Radio Hour (m0018pvh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:50 Inheritance Tracks (m0018pvk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:50 today]


MON 22:00 Just a Minute (m0018g65)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 Rubbish (b00770pw)
Series 1

Excited

Martin gets excited at work and disgusted at himself. He's persuaded by his new gonzo neighbours, Naomi and David, to take control of his own life.

But taking control of your own life is harder than it looks, especially when it involves scaling the firefighters' climbing tower - naked.

Reece Dinsdale stars as local government officer, cynic and manic-depressive, Martin Christmas in Tony Bagley's sitcom.

Martin ...... Reece Dinsdale
Scott ...... Kevin Eldon
Roger ...... Paul Copley
Tristana ...... Nicola Walker
Barney ...... James Lance
Chris ...... Jim North
Wadey ...... Steven Kynman
Tim ...... Mark Maier
Naomi ...... Katherine Jakeways
Magistrate ...... Mike Walling
David ...... Martin Trenaman

Producer: Claire Bartlett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2006.


MON 23:00 Dead Ringers (m0018h1t)
Series 22

Episode 2

Topical satire. Why is Lib Dem leader Ed Davey trapped down a tin mine? What is Ozzy Osbourne doing in the Upsidedown? What sort of hat will Liz Truss wear to impress the people of Northern Ireland? All is revealed.

Performed by Jon Culshaw, Lewis Macleod, Jan Ravens, Debra Stephenson and Duncan Wisbey.

The series is written by: Nev Fountain & Tom Jamieson, Laurence Howarth, Ed Amsden & Tom Coles, James Bugg, Edward Tew, Rebecca Bain, Cody Dahler, Jade Gebbie, Robert Dark, Sophie Dickson, Rachel E. Thorn and Cameron Loxdale.

Produced and created by Bill Dare
Production Co-ordinator: Caroline Barlow
Sound design Rich Evans


MON 23:30 The Ape That Got Lucky (b008039f)
Language and Communication

Chris Addison’s exploration of the fascinating subject of human evolution begins with languages.

With over 5,000 or so now in use - why is it fortunate that the original human language developed in Africa rather than England?

We also hears from a man who thinks his bees are telling him about unsolved crimes, and Professor Austin Herring demonstrates his valve-based translation machine.

Starring Chris Addison.

With Professor Austin Herring (aka Geoffrey McGivern ), Jo Enright and Dan Tetsell.

Written by Chris Addison and Carl Cooper.

Producer: Simon Nicholls

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2005.



TUESDAY 28 JUNE 2022

TUE 00:00 Doctor Who: Redacted (m0018q00)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:20 Inheritance Tracks (m001752v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:20 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 A Good Read (b04795tz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 Maugham's Eye View (b00lqd27)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 Paul Temple (b007jzkx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 Last Stories by William Trevor (b0b42www)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:15 Charles Dickens (b09k8yk2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 Grasshead Racers (m0018pvl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 DH Lawrence - Women in Love (b007jr8r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 Counterpoint (b0122tgg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:30 Double Science (b0133g6w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 Jack & Millie (b0b9yw79)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 Just a Minute (m0018g65)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 Maugham's Eye View (b00lv0y4)
2. The Vessel of Wrath

An unlikely liaison is formed in the Dutch East Indies when a lady missionary inadvertently falls for a drunken drop out.

Dirk Bogarde is the narrator for a series of six Somerset Maugham short stories.

Martha Jones ...... Anna Massey
Ginger Ted ...... Bill Nighy
Dutch Controleur ...... Timothy Spall
Mr Jones ...... David Timson
Engineer ...... Andrew Branch
Islander ...... Roger May

Dramatised by Neville Teller.

Director: Janet Whitaker

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1996.


TUE 06:30 Paul Temple (b007jznh)
Paul Temple and the Spencer Affair

6. Home Again

A murder on a lonely island - as the suave amateur detective spots a clue pointing to Paris.

Francis Durbridge's thriller stars Peter Coke as Paul Temple and Marjorie Westbury as Steve in another intriguing case for BBC radio's smoothest sleuth and his glamorous wife.

Paul Temple............Peter Coke
Steve..........Marjorie Westbury
Sir Graham Forbes.............Lester Mudditt
Charlie.........James Beattie
Det Insp Vosper.........Hugh Manning
Eric Landsale.........John Graham
Rupert Dreisler.......Brewster Mason
Adrian Frost........Simon Lack
Warren.......James Thomason
Pete Roberts.........Thomas Heathcote
A Police Sergeant...........Haydn Jones
P C Johnson........Frank Windsor

Producer: Martyn C. Webster

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in December 1957.


TUE 07:00 Ayres on the Air (b01bwljh)
Series 2

Motherhood

More light hearted verse and comic sketches from Pam Ayres.

Maternal high and lows as motherhood is considered.

Includes a poem about her mud and blood-streaked son playing rugby.

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 April 2006.


TUE 07:30 Damned Andrew (m0018g89)
Series 1

Episode 1. And So It Begins

Struggling musician and successful delivery driver Andrew O'Neill has inadvertently opened a portal to another dimension in their flat. This is a very bad thing. A million demons have flooded through and they're getting in everyone's way. A comedy about being stuck between worlds - human and demon, millennials and boomers. This is the first narrative comedy starring a non-binary character.

Written by Andrew O'Neill and Tom DeVille and narrated by writer and graphic novelist Alan Moore

Episode One - And So it Begins.
Andrew has inadvertently opened a portal to another dimension and a thousand demons flooded into London and parts of Leeds. That was a year ago and, although people are pretty much getting used to them, they're really getting in the way.

Andrew needs to find a way to close the portal. Which isn't easy when they're completely in denial about it having happened in the first place.

Not only that, their friend and landlord Pad (Sanjeev Kohli) wants to sell the flat Andrew shares with their partner Gabriella (Jen Brister) and Andrew enlists their sister's help (Carly Smallman) to change his mind. Meanwhile, a weird tramp (Phil Nichol) keeps appearing and seems to be trying to tell Andrew something.

Cast:
Andrew ..... Andrew O'Neill
Gabriella ..... Jen Brister
Pad ..... Sanjeev Kohli
Phil ..... Phil Nichol
Siobhan ..... Carly Smallman.
Stolas ..... Lucy Pearman.
Driver/announcer ..... Toby Hadoke
Announcer and slayer T Shirt wearer ..... Joel Trill
Waiter and announcer ..... Sami Abu Wardeh.
Bookshop owner ..... Ninia Benjamin

Written by Andrew O'Neill and Tom DeVille

Producer: Alison Vernon-Smith

A Yada-Yada Audio production for BBC Radio 4


TUE 08:00 The Goon Show (b007wvvh)
Series 6

Napoleon's Piano

Neddie Seagoon is conned into pinching the keyboard played at the Battle of Waterloo.

Groundbreaking, surreal BBC radio comedy written by Spike Milligan.

Starring:
Peter Sellers
Harry Secombe
Spike Milligan

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

With the Ray Ellington Quartet and Max Geldray.

Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott.

Announcer: Wallace Greenslade

Producer: Peter Eton

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in October 1955.


TUE 08:30 King Street Junior (b007jmp7)
Series 6

The Games Children Play

The King Street Junior staff can't wait for summer holidays, but as sports day looms, a pupil sparks panic

Created and written by Jim Eldridge

CAST:

Mr Sims …. Karl Howman
Mrs 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
Meriel …. Colleen Kelly
Darlene …. Tara Dean
Jenny …. Elaine Tan
Steven …. Dean Magri
Rajesh …. Navile Gamal-Eldin

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 Dead Ringers (m0018h1t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:30 Change at Oglethorpe (b00mvs9q)
Off the Rails

Ticket sales at Oglethorpe railway station are at an all-time low.

Could passengers be put off by Points's Platform 1 FM Punk Rock Show? Or is it down to June's seances in the cafe? - or perhaps because Rocket refuses to sell anyone a ticket to Barnsley?

New station manager, David Clare has a challenge on his hands!

Peter Morfoot's railway sitcom stars Michael Williams and Peter Davison.

Rocket ...... Michael Williams
David ...... Peter Davison
June ...... Rosemary Martin
Points ...... Phillippa Wilson
Hattie ...... Madge Hindle
Sodd ...... Chris Emmett

Other parts played by Caroline Strong and David Timson.

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in December 1995.


TUE 10:00 DH Lawrence - Women in Love (b007jrcj)
Water Games

Gerald excites Gudrun with his physical brutality, but Ursula is infuriated by Rupert's prevarication.

Starring Clare Holman, Stella Gonet, Douglas Hodge and Nicholas Farrell.

DH Lawrence's passionate novel was first published in 1920.

Ursula …. Clare Holman
Gudrun …. Stella Gonet
Gerald …. Douglas Hodge
Rupert …. Nicholas Farrell
Hermione …. Geraldine Fitzgerald
Mr. Critch …. Norman Bird
Winnie …. Tracy Wiles
Mr Brangwen …. Christopher Scott
Mrs Brangwen …. Gillian Goodman

With Lennox Greaves and Shirley Dixon

Dramatised by Elaine Feinstein.

Music composed by Anthea Gomez.

Director: Sue Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1996.


TUE 11:00 Archive on 4 (b00j5hxf)
Tell Me a Storycorps

In 2003 the radio producer David Isay had an idea - to ask Americans one simple question: "Tell me about your life", and let everyone hear the answer.

But he knew people tell it best to a single interested party. So when he set up StoryCorps, with its Storybooths across the States, he arranged things so that everyone who visits the booths has to be accompanied by someone else. It's not recording for posterity; it's a conversation with a friend or relative, which allows for an intimacy and spontaneity that's unusual in oral history recording. Dubbed 'The conversation of a lifetime', the stories are available on-line and are used in documentaries on NPR. They are all archived in the Library of Congress, and Isay has quoted from many in his book about the project.

At Liverpool John Moores' University media students were inspired by the StoryCorps approach to record pairs of people telling each other: The Thing I've Never Told Anyone. They found themselves drawn in, given the opportunity to ask family and friends questions they'd never previously had time to. Isay emphasises this aspect of StoryCorps: how it creates a space for interaction in our time-poor lives.

The method seems to get results. But some oral historians have questioned whether they have lasting value. At the British Library, Oral History Curator Rob Perks says he often finds them sentimental and believes they lack the objective rigour of the traditional oral history interview.

Simon Garfield, who has drawn on the Mass Observation Diaries for his own books, compares StoryCorps with traditional oral history and asks whether, now we all possess the means to record our lives, those recordings are still of value and worth keeping.

Producer: Marya Burgess

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2009.


TUE 12:00 The Goon Show (b007wvvh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 King Street Junior (b007jmp7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 Maugham's Eye View (b00lv0y4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 Paul Temple (b007jznh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 Last Stories by William Trevor (b0b48gzh)
An Idyll in Winter

A cartographer returns to an isolated house on the moors where he once passed an idyllic summer tutoring, and reignites a life lasting love.

An Idyll in Winter is the second of five stories from William Trevor's final and posthumous collection, published in 2018 to coincide with what would have been his 90th Birthday. Often described as the master of the short story, revered by his fellow writers and by his readers, these stories written in the last years of his life contain all his hallmarks; his piercing observation of human life, his humanity, his elegant prose and his distinctive voice.

Read by Hattie Morahan.
Abridged by Rowan Routh.
Produced by Di Speirs.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2018.


TUE 14:15 Charles Dickens (b09k9d9r)
Dombey and Son

Episode 17

As Florence is reunited with her old friend, Rob the Grinder spills the beans about his missing master.

Charles Dickens …. Alex Jennings
Dombey …. Robert Glenister
Florence .... Abigail Hollick
Alice …. Claire Rushbrook
Rob .... Lloyd Thomas
Mrs Brown …. Geraldine James
Captain Cuttle …. Trevor Peacock
Walter Gay .... Joseph Arkley

Music by Nicolai Abrahamsen

Directed by Jeremy Mortimer and Jessica Dromgoole.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2007.


TUE 14:30 The Manchester Ballads (b06fkm2g)
The folk singer Eliza Carthy visits Chetham's Library in Manchester to find out about 19th-century broadside ballads, and to see if she can find a new song to perform.

She is joined by Andrew Biswell, Professor of English at Manchester Metropolitan University, who is an advocate of the cultural value of the ballads, which were printed on a single sheet and sold on the streets of Manchester. She meets Michael Powell, Librarian of Chetham's Library, which is one of the oldest public libraries in the English-speaking world, and he tells her more about the collections of ballads there.

Many of the ballads reflect the Irish community in Manchester and she goes to the site of Little Ireland with Professor Brian Maidment to find out more about the conditions there. Eliza also has a go at printing a ballad herself, with help from Graham Moss at the Incline Press in Oldham.

She talks to Jennifer Reid, the self-styled 'pre-eminent broadside balladress of the Manchester region', who has collaborated with the artist Jeremy Deller. Jennifer and Jeremy describe their work on his exhibition at the recent Venice Biennale which includes some of the ballads. Eliza asks her guests about their favourites then chooses one of her own to sing.

Producer: Nick Holmes

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2015.


TUE 15:00 DH Lawrence - Women in Love (b007jrcj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 The 3rd Degree (m0007k6j)
Series 9

St Catharine’s College, Cambridge

A funny and dynamic quiz show hosted by Steve Punt - this week from St Catharine's College, Cambridge, with specialist subjects including Geography, French and Veterinary Medicine and questions ranging from French gender to horse teeth via James Bond and Dick Dastardly.

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.

Other Universities featured in this series include Royal Holloway University of London, Aberdeen, Plymouth, Brighton and Oxford Brookes.

Produced by David Tyler

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


TUE 16:30 Change at Oglethorpe (b00mvs9q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


TUE 17:00 Ayres on the Air (b01bwljh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 17:30 Damned Andrew (m0018g89)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 18:00 Doctor Who: Redacted (m0018pvn)
2. Hysteria

Following an ominous message from Rani Chandra, Cleo drags her brother Jordan to the creepiest hotel in London to find out what the hell she’s talking about. Meanwhile, Abby meets Dr Oliver Morgenstern to ask him about what happened at Royal Hope Hospital in 2008.


TUE 18:20 Inheritance Tracks (b06chsm1)
Bill Nighy

Actor Bill Nighy chooses 'Well Did You Evah' by Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra and 'Sign On A Window' by Bob Dylan.


TUE 18:30 Soul Music (b080t7dh)
Series 23

The Star-Spangled Banner

America's national anthem was written by a lawyer, Francis Scott Key, after watching the British navy bombing Fort McHenry in 1814.

It was set to an English social men's club song and recognized as the national anthem in 1889. Notoriously difficult to sing, and traditionally played at public sports events and orchestral concerts, the anthem has inspired emotion and attracted controversy.

We hear from
Dr John Carlos who along with Dr Tommie Smith, raised their fists on the Olympic podium in the Mexico City Olympics in 1968 as the anthem was played
Jose Feliciano who sang the anthem at the 1968 World series and provoked criticism
Conrad Netting IV who discovered the truth about his fighter pilot father's history which led him to a cemetery in Normandy
Writer Crista Cloutier who associated it with President Obama's election
Members of the Coldstream Guards band who played the anthem at the changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace the day after 9/11

And Leon Hendrix, Jimi's brother, who was in the army at the time of Woodstock, and was put on 'potato peeling duty' because of the 'dishonourable' version his brother had played.

Producer: Sara Conkey

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2016.


TUE 19:00 The Goon Show (b007wvvh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 King Street Junior (b007jmp7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 Maugham's Eye View (b00lv0y4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 Paul Temple (b007jznh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 Archive on 4 (b00j5hxf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 22:00 Damned Andrew (m0018g89)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 Mark Steel's in Town (b01phjb0)
Series 4

Chipping Norton

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.

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.

Mark visits Chipping Norton and uncovers the relationship between the Camerons, the Clarksons, and a town full of rebels.

Additional material by Pete Sinclair.
Produced by Sam Bryant.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2013.


TUE 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (m0018yrz)
Andrew O’Neill and Stephen Carlin

From 10pm until midnight, seven days a week, The Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. And tonight, Lou Conran chats to Andrew O’Neill and Stephen Carlin.


TUE 23:00 The Big Booth (b007k2ww)
Series 2: The Big Booth Too

Episode 1

Boothby Graffoe returns with a series of guitar-flavoured songs and surreal laughs.

From the Pleasance Cabaret Bar at the Edinburgh Festival.

With Stephen Frost, Kevin Eldon, Big Al, Vivienne Soan and Antonio Forcione.

Written by Boothby Graffoe and Dave Thompson.

Producer: Julia McKenzie

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2001.


TUE 23:30 I've Never Seen Star Wars (b00rt9rk)
Series 3

John Lloyd

Marcus Brigstocke invites comedy producer John Lloyd to try doing a few things he's never done before.

Watching The Wire, performing stand up comedy and milking a goat are just some of the experiences he'll be having for the first time.

The series 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 April 2010.



WEDNESDAY 29 JUNE 2022

WED 00:00 Doctor Who: Redacted (m0018pvn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:20 Inheritance Tracks (b06chsm1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:20 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 Soul Music (b080t7dh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 Maugham's Eye View (b00lv0y4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 Paul Temple (b007jznh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 Last Stories by William Trevor (b0b48gzh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday]


WED 02:15 Charles Dickens (b09k9d9r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Tuesday]


WED 02:30 The Manchester Ballads (b06fkm2g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 DH Lawrence - Women in Love (b007jrcj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 The 3rd Degree (m0007k6j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:30 Change at Oglethorpe (b00mvs9q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 Ayres on the Air (b01bwljh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 Damned Andrew (m0018g89)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 Maugham's Eye View (b00lwx7b)
3. The Round Dozen

With 11 wives behind him, the celebrated bigamist, Mortimer Ells is looking to complete the dozen.

Dirk Bogarde is the narrator for another of Somerset Maugham's short stories.

Mortimer Ellis ...... Michael Williams
Miss Porchester ...... Joanna David
Mr St Clair ...... Denys Hawthorne
Mrs St Clair ...... Zulema Dene

Other parts played by:

Jane Whittenshaw
Paul Jenkins
Stephen Critchlow
Caroline Strong

Dramatised by Neville Teller.

Director: Janet Whitaker

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1996.


WED 06:30 Paul Temple (b007jzpv)
Paul Temple and the Spencer Affair

7. Dinner at the Stardust

After the untimely death of actress Mary Dreisler in her London flat, her theatre impresario father has sent for Paul Temple and the debonair detective turns his attention from the River Thames to a London nightclub.

Francis Durbridge's thriller stars Peter Coke as Paul Temple and Marjorie Westbury as Steve in another intriguing case for BBC radio's smoothest sleuth and his glamorous wife.

Paul Temple...................Peter Coke
Steve.............Marjorie Westbury
Sir Graham Forbes......Lester Mudditt
Adrian Frost........Simon Lack
Terry Gibson.......Isabel Dean
Rupert Dreisler.........Brewster Mason
Det Insp Vosper.........Hugh Manning
Charlie..........James Beattie
Ritchie.......Hamilton Dyce
Andre Reynaud......Denis Goacher
Other parts played by David Spenser, John Graham, Trevor Martin and Haydn Jones

Producer: Martyn C. Webster

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in December 1957.


WED 07:00 Cooking in a Bedsitter (b08575wj)
Series 1

Potato Salad

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

Trisha introduces Deepak to the delights of the British seaside.

Trisha ...... Beattie Edmondson
Deepak ...... Nikesh Patel
June ...... Alison Belbin
Len ...... John Bowler
Sal ...... Catriona McFarlane
Nev ...... Gavi Singh Chera
Katharine Whitehorn ...... Karen Bartke

Director: Emma Harding

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2016.


WED 07:30 Heresy (m0018grv)
Series 12

Episode 5

Victoria Coren Mitchell presents another edition of the show which dares to commit heresy. This week with Katy Brand, Phil Wang and David Mitchell.

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 (b007jp6s)
Series 6

The Smugglers

Returning from a holiday abroad, Sid tricks the Lad and Bill into sneaking in watches.

Starring Tony Hancock.

With Sidney James, Bill Kerr, Kenneth Williams, Patricia Hayes and Noel Dryden.

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 September 1959.


WED 08:30 No Commitments (b00wbr92)
Series 5

Charity Begins at Home

Charlotte decides to give up the theatre to volunteer for charity - while Emily is due on stage.

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
Imelda.....Buffy Davis
Des Kitchen.........Dave Lamb

Music by Elizabeth Parker of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.

Producer: Maria Esposito

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1998.


WED 09:00 The Write Stuff (b00dr86m)
Series 8

Raymond Chandler

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

Team captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh are joined by Lynne Truss and Mark Billingham.

Author of the week is Raymond Chandler.

Reader: Beth Chalmers

Producer: Katie Marsden

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2008.


WED 09:30 The Attractive Young Rabbi (b007k1mc)
Series 1

The Engagement

Rabbi Sue's announcement sparks fury from her rival Rabbi Abraham.

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, Diane Keen as Fay, John Bennett as David and Ben Crowe as Gary.

Music: Max Harris.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1999.


WED 10:00 DH Lawrence - Women in Love (b007k1yl)
Moonlight

Rupert proposes, but this decisive action leads to more questions rather than answers.

Starring Clare Holman, Stella Gonet, Douglas Hodge and Nicholas Farrell.

DH Lawrence's passionate novel was first published in 1920

Ursula …. Clare Holman
Gudrun …. Stella Gonet
Gerald …. Douglas Hodge
Rupert …. Nicholas Farrell
Hermione …. Geraldine Fitzgerald
Mr. Brangwen …. Christopher Scott
Winnie …. Tracy Wiles
Mrs Critch …. Ann Beech
Mr Critch …. Norman Bird

With Shirley Dixon, Rebecca Wright, Robert Harper and Gillian Goodman

Dramatised by Elaine Feinstein.

Music composed by Anthea Gomez.

Director: Sue Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1996.


WED 11:00 Dr John Cooper Clarke: Complete Control (m00075wz)
1. Comedy

Cultural icon Dr John Cooper Clarke gets Complete Control of 4 Extra, to select his favourite comedy programmes from the BBC radio archives.

* John's hero Bob Hope performing stand-up in 1956

* A nod to the radio variety acts John grew up listening to, including Vic Oliver and Al Read

* A celebration of the pioneering radio DJ Jack Jackson

Jump aboard a radio road-trip travelling all the way from childhood favourites to recent pleasures, with laughs, thrills and chills along the way.

Don't worry though, he is a Doctor and he will be in Complete Control.

Producer: Luke Doran

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra in November 2015.


WED 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jp6s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 No Commitments (b00wbr92)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 Maugham's Eye View (b00lwx7b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 Paul Temple (b007jzpv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 Last Stories by William Trevor (b0b48t1n)
The Crippled Man

In a quiet farmhouse in rural Ireland a crippled man engages two painters, and a woman's patience is running out.

The Crippled Man is the third of five stories from William Trevor's final and posthumous collection, published in 2018 to coincide with what would have been his 90th Birthday. Often described as the master of the short story, revered by his fellow writers and by his readers, these stories written in the last years of his life contain all his hallmarks; his piercing observation of human life, his humanity, his elegant prose and his distinctive voice.

Read by Dermot Crowley.
Abridged by Rowan Routh.
Produced by Di Speirs.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2018.


WED 14:15 Charles Dickens (b09k9kqg)
Dombey and Son

Episode 18

Walter Gay plucks up the courage to tell Florence what she means to him.

Charles Dickens …. Alex Jennings
Dombey …. Robert Glenister
Florence .... Abigail Hollick
Walter Gay .... Joseph Arkley
Major Bagstock .... Nicky Henson
Captain Cuttle …. Trevor Peacock
Mr Carker …. Adrian Lukis
Edith …. Helen Schlesinger

Music by Nicolai Abrahamsen

Directed by Jeremy Mortimer and Jessica Dromgoole.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2007.


WED 14:30 Juggling Chainsaws with Archaos (b00tmtxs)
Chainsaws, fork lift trucks and semtex - In the 1980s the French ripped into the traditional circus format with a demented vitality that outraged authorities across the UK.

Archaos were the creation of Pierrot Bidon, "part gypsy, part street urchin, very hairy" according to Mark Borkowski. He was their British publicist, and saw it as his job to get them out of the cultural pages and onto the front pages instead.

"The Human Circus Hides Sick Secrets" - a typical tabloid headline that followed Archaos wherever they went. As a result local councils banned them again and again, a cunning ploy to sell huge numbers of tickets wherever they went.

In Juggling Chainsaws with Archaos, presenter Miles Warde tracks down the British participants who made Archaos more successful here than anywhere else - including their producer Adrian Evans, and performers like Mischa Eligoloff who moved from backstage to fire-eater, hiccuped during a performance, and felt all his paraffin enter his lungs.

Or as Pierrot Bidon used to say, "A life without danger is not a life; a show without danger is not a show."

Producer: Miles Warde

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2010.


WED 15:00 DH Lawrence - Women in Love (b007k1yl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 The Write Stuff (b00dr86m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


WED 16:30 The Attractive Young Rabbi (b007k1mc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


WED 17:00 Cooking in a Bedsitter (b08575wj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 17:30 Heresy (m0018grv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 18:00 Doctor Who: Redacted (m0018q5b)
3. Lost

Things are getting worse across the country as Abby identifies a series of disappearances. Graham O’Brien, Ryan Sinclair, the Khan family, the Chandras… But people aren’t just disappearing – they’re being forgotten. And, side note, what on earth has happened to Queen Victoria?!


WED 18:20 Inheritance Tracks (m0003cds)
Sharon D Clarke

BBC TV’s Holby City actress Sharon D Clarke chooses 'Sweet Jamaica' by Clancy Eccles and 'What's Goin' On' by Marvin Gaye.


WED 18:30 How Tickled Am I? (b007jt2k)
Series 3

Norman Evans

Mark Radcliffe looks back at the life and career of comic Norman Evans.

Like his more famous counterpart and mentor, Gracie Fields, Norman was born and brought up in Rochdale, where he worked as a travelling salesman before his talent for comic speeches was spotted and he took to the stage.

His genius for observing the "humour of everyday life" led to his most famous sketch show - "Over The Garden Wall" – playing a northern housewife plagued by "women's troubles" and "him at home". While Evans is less famous now, he paved the way for later comedians like Les Dawson.

Series exploring the tradition of influential northern comedians of the past,

Producer Libby Cross

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2000.


WED 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jp6s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 No Commitments (b00wbr92)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 Maugham's Eye View (b00lwx7b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 Paul Temple (b007jzpv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 Dr John Cooper Clarke: Complete Control (m00075wz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 22:00 Heresy (m0018grv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 Flight of the Conchords (b007k0r4)
Pop Song

The Kiwi band want to pen a song for a teen idol without selling out.

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
Neil Finn
Greg Proops
Emma Kennedy
Mark Goodier

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 (b007jww5)
7. From Nelson to Women's Emaciation

The emaciation of women.

Continuing the history of mankind.

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 June 1990.


WED 23:15 The Goldfish Bowl (m0018q2p)
Series 2

Episode 7

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

Will Anton be able to survive the choppy waters of buying real estate?

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

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

Director: Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2000.


WED 23:30 Dave Podmore (b007wqf2)
Dave Podmore's Cricket Night

Episode 2

Pod's attempts to find alternative employment after another poor season lead him to Whitecoats College - and the ultimate challenge of becoming a first-class umpire.

Written by Christopher Douglas, Nick Newman and Andrew Nickolds.

Pod ...... Christopher Douglas
Andy Hamer ...... Andrew Nickolds

With Nick Newman, Nichola Sanderson, Ewan Bailey, Chris Pavlo and John Kettley.

Producer: Richard Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2004.



THURSDAY 30 JUNE 2022

THU 00:00 Doctor Who: Redacted (m0018q5b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:20 Inheritance Tracks (m0003cds)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:20 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 How Tickled Am I? (b007jt2k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 Maugham's Eye View (b00lwx7b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 Paul Temple (b007jzpv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 Last Stories by William Trevor (b0b48t1n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:15 Charles Dickens (b09k9kqg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 Juggling Chainsaws with Archaos (b00tmtxs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 DH Lawrence - Women in Love (b007k1yl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 The Write Stuff (b00dr86m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:30 The Attractive Young Rabbi (b007k1mc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 Cooking in a Bedsitter (b08575wj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 Heresy (m0018grv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 Maugham's Eye View (b00m0gf6)
4. Footprints in the Jungle

A charming couple at the bridge table in the Malaysian country club, turn out to have a murder in their past.

Dirk Bogarde is the narrator for another of Somerset Maugham's short stories.

Mrs Cartwright ...... Patricia Hodge
Mr Cartwright ...... David Collings
Gaze ...... Geoffrey Whitehead
Ling Su ...... Benedict Wong

Other parts played by:

John Hartley
Tracy Wiles
Caroline Strong
Stephen Critchlow
Roger May

Dramatised by Neville Teller.

Director: Janet Whitaker

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1996.


THU 06:30 Paul Temple (b007jn54)
Paul Temple and the Spencer Affair

8. A Party of Four

The smooth sleuth gathers together the key players in the musical mystery.

Francis Durbridge's thriller starring Peter Coke as Paul Temple and Marjorie Westbury as Steve in the conclusion of another intriguing case.

Paul Temple..............Peter Coke
Steve.........Marjorie Westbury
Sir Graham Forbes........Lester Mudditt
Det Insp Vosper...........Hugh Manning
Andre Reynaud........Denis Goacher
Ritchie.........Hamilton Dyce
Charlie.............James Beattie
Rupert Dreisler...........Brewster Mason
Adrian Frost.......Simon Lack
Pete Roberts.......Thomas Heathcote
Terry Gibson........Isabel Dean

Other parts played by Trevor Martin, Frank Windsor, Haydn Jones, David Spenser, John Graham, Frank Partington and Malcolm Hayes of the Radio Drama Company

Producer: Martyn C. Webster

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in January 1958.


THU 07:00 Rumblings from the Rafters (b07jwt65)
Edible Dormouse and Peacock Butterfly

Hugh Dennis and Amanda Abbington star as an edible dormouse and a peacock butterfly as they reveal the truth about life in a draughty old attic in a house in Amersham.

Written and introduced by Lynne Truss.

Edible Dormouse ...... Hugh Dennis
Peacock Butterfly ...... Amanda Abbington

The Edible Dormouse is no Common Dormouse. He is Russian and extremely serious-minded. He is obsessed with answering the question, "Why are we here?" both the philosophical question and the literal one. No answer satisfies him. So he has reached his own conclusion, which involves secret agents and a submarine. "I may be rare, cute-looking, and of indisputable foreign origin, but I am not stupid." He is planning a meeting with his fellow Edible Dormice to discuss their next move. He knows this won't be easy. The others think he is mad. Top of the agenda is what they should call themselves. "Imagine how it feels to be one of the only zoological species in existence whose very name says, "Have you ever thought of eating me?"

The Peacock Butterfly is youthful, intelligent, and ever so concerned with being brave and sensible about mortality. Having been born the previous year, she is re-visiting the attic before dying. "I remember when I first came in, I thought hello, this wouldn't be a bad place to pop off, when the time comes." But trying to be brave about her inevitable end is much harder than she expects, "Well, I'm sorry to say that for some completely inexplicable reason I totally lost it at the sycamore! I mean what's wrong with me? " But as she settles down to die, a sudden thought changes everything ...

Wildlife sound recordings Chris Watson.

Producer: Sarah Blunt

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2016.


THU 07:30 Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! (m0018hk6)
Series 5

Space Age In Aisle Three

When Milton's old school friend becomes a retail billionaire, it's time to take a shopping trolley to the stars.

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 (m0018q7k)
Series 3

Episode 5

Frankie is admitted to hospital where he receives special treatment from the day nurse.

Ably assisted by June Whitfield, Ray Fell, Madi Hedd and Denis McCarthy

Written my David McKellar and David Nobbs

Producer: David Hatch

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in November 1974.


THU 08:30 Visiting Julia (m0018q7p)
Complications

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

5. Complications

The complications in Julia's life are not just medical ones.

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

Producer: John Tydeman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1998.


THU 09:00 The Unbelievable Truth (b09xjg3w)
Series 20

Episode 1

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

John Finnemore, Henning Wehn, Lou Sanders and Graeme Garden are the panellists obliged to talk with deliberate inaccuracy on subjects as varied as police, submarines, books and spiders.

Producer: Richard Turner.

A Random Entertainment production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in April 2018.


THU 09:30 Dry Slopes (b00lr3nz)
Series 1

The Day of Judgement

Perpetually unemployed and friendless loser Angus Dry agonises over the death of a bee.

Nick Ball’s sitcom about the unemployed son of a high-flying mother.

Angus Dry ...... Nick Ball
Mum ...... Louisa Rix

With Robert Harley, Toby Longworth and Julie Gibbs.

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1995.


THU 10:00 DH Lawrence - Women in Love (b007k1zw)
Mountain Snows

A looming tragedy cements the future of Rupert, Gerald, Ursula and Gudrun.

Starring Clare Holman, Stella Gonet, Douglas Hodge and Nicholas Farrell.

The conclusion of DH Lawrence's 1920s passionate novel.

Ursula …. Clare Holman
Gudrun …. Stella Gonet
Gerald …. Douglas Hodge
Rupert …. Nicholas Farrell
Loerke …. Keith Drinkel
Pussum …. Sunny Ormonde
Halliday …. John Webb
Mrs Critch …. Ann Beech
Mr Brangwen …. Christopher Scott
Mrs Brangwen …. Gillian Goodman
With Robert Harper and Steven Critchlow

Dramatised by Elaine Feinstein.

Music composed by Anthea Gomez.

Director: Sue Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1996.


THU 11:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m0018pzt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


THU 11:45 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b00m74rt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]


THU 12:00 Frankie Howerd (m0018q7k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 Visiting Julia (m0018q7p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 Maugham's Eye View (b00m0gf6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 Paul Temple (b007jn54)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 Last Stories by William Trevor (b0b48z5s)
Making Conversation

A tale of unrequited love and loss of nerve when a woman unexpectedly meets her stalker’s wife.

Making Conversation is the fourth of five stories from William Trevor's final and posthumous collection, published in 2018 to coincide with what would have been his 90th Birthday. Often described as the master of the short story, revered by his fellow writers and by his readers, these stories written in the last years of his life contain all his hallmarks; his piercing observation of human life, his humanity, his elegant prose and his distinctive voice.

Read by Hattie Morahan.
Abridged by Rowan Routh.
Produced by Di Speirs.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2018.


THU 14:15 Charles Dickens (b09k9mvh)
Dombey and Son

Episode 19

Dombey's manager, Mr Carker, has an appointment with fate.

Charles Dickens …. Alex Jennings
Dombey …. Robert Glenister
Florence .... Abigail Hollick
Alice …. Claire Rushbrook
Susan .... Nadine Marshall
Harriet .... Katy Cavanagh
Mr Carker …. Adrian Lukis
Edith …. Helen Schlesinger
Toots …. Sam Pamphilon

Music by Nicolai Abrahamsen

Directed by Jeremy Mortimer and Jessica Dromgoole.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2007.


THU 14:30 Something Old, Something New (b06flmcw)
What happens when your Dad's an African-American soul star and your Mum's a music-loving girl from a Sheffield council estate? Are your roots on the terraces at a Sheffield United match, or in the stylings of a Spike Lee film?

For writer and photographer Johny Pitts, whose parents met in the heyday of Northern Soul on the dance floor of Sheffield’s legendary King Mojo Club, how he navigates his black roots has always been an issue.

Not being directly connected to the Caribbean or West African diaspora culture, all he was told at school was that his ancestors were slaves. In this programme, Johny heads off to the USA, to trace his father's musical migration and to tell an alternative story of Black British identity.

From Pittsmore in Sheffield, to Bedford Stuyvesant – ‘Bed-Stuy’ - in Brooklyn, and all the way down to South Carolina where his grandmother picked cotton, Johny Pitts makes a journey of self-discovery.

On the way, he meets author Caryl Phillips, Kadija a half-sister he never knew, and historian Bernard Powers. He visits the Concord Baptist Church in Brooklyn and the Bush River Missionary Baptist Church, in Newberry, South Carolina. He tracks down a whole host of long-lost cousins, and talks to Pulitzer winning writer Isabel Wilkerson.

Johny Pitts' journey shines a light on the shadows of his ancestry, revealing stories and culture that bring a new understanding of his own mixed race identity and history.

Producer: Peter Meanwell

A Reduced Listening production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in October 2015.


THU 15:00 DH Lawrence - Women in Love (b007k1zw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 The Unbelievable Truth (b09xjg3w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


THU 16:30 Dry Slopes (b00lr3nz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


THU 17:00 Rumblings from the Rafters (b07jwt65)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 17:30 Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! (m0018hk6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 18:00 Doctor Who: Redacted (m0018q2m)
4. Angels

Abby gets an interview with her favourite blogger, Larry Nightingale. The two think that maybe some creatures called Weeping Angels have something to do with the country-wide disappearances. Abby figures that meeting a strange man at night in Glasgow Necropolis is probably fine, yeah?


THU 18:20 Inheritance Tracks (b074bnjp)
Bradley Walsh

Actor and presenter Bradley Walsh chooses 'Stranger in Paradise' by Tony Bennett and 'The Hungry Years' by Neil Sedaka.


THU 18:30 Great Lives (m0001tzk)
Series 47

Nikesh Shukla on the undefeated Muslim wrestler the Great Gama

Ghulam Mohammad, or the Great Gama Pehlwan as he was more commonly known, was a Muslim wrestler born into a Kashmir family in India in 1878.
When writer Nikesh Shukla first came across him in a book at the airport, he thought he must be a fictional character- the stories seemed so far-fetched. Gama reportedly drank 10 litres of milk and ate six chickens every day. He also grappled with 40 wrestlers a day and did 5000 squats. Surely this was an action hero figure and not a real man?
But Gama was real with a career spanning over 50 years, unbeaten not only in India, but also in England and Europe. In 1910 he was dubbed the strongest man in the world. And the press feared his strength might inspire rebellion in India, then under British rule.
Joining Nikesh to tell the story of the Great Gama is Dr Majid Sheikh.
The presenter is Matthew Parris and the producer is Perminder Khatkar.


THU 19:00 Frankie Howerd (m0018q7k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 Visiting Julia (m0018q7p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 Maugham's Eye View (b00m0gf6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 Paul Temple (b007jn54)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m0018pzt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


THU 21:45 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b00m74rt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]


THU 22:00 Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! (m0018hk6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 Listen Against (b016ljj6)
Series 4

Episode 1

More mash-ups of current and archive programmes from a week's worth of broadcasting - "beautifully crafted, scalpel sharp" (Gillian Reynolds)

Alice Arnold and Jon Holmes return with the comedy that takes the back off your radio and TV, fiddles round with the shows and puts them all back, the wrong way round.

Like "the mischievous offspring of Points of View and The Day Today" (Observer) fictional letters and emails complain about half-fictional programmes.

Fictional guests and real life presenters (including in this series: Melvyn Bragg, Jeremy Vine and Vanessa Feltz) argue with each other in "a gem of a satirical swoop at radio and television." (Guardian).

Written and created by Jon Holmes.

Kevin Eldon (Brass Eye, Big Train)
Justin Edwards (The Thick of It)
Sarah Hadland (Miranda)
James Bachman (Mitchell & Webb)
Kim Wall (Big Train , IT Crowd)
David Mara (RSC & Donmar Warehouse)

Producer: Sam Bryant.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2011.


THU 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (m0018ys1)
Andrew O’Neill and Stephen Carlin

From 10pm until midnight, seven days a week, The Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. And tonight, Lou Conran chats to Andrew O’Neill and Stephen Carlin.


THU 23:00 The Maltby Collection (b00m67w1)
Series 3

Episode 1

Massive budget cuts are needed – so who will museum director Walter put forward for the chop?

Geoffrey Palmer and Julian Rhind-Tutt star in series 3 of David Nobbs’ sitcom about a small museum of paintings and sculpture.

Rod Millet ...... Julian Rhind-Tutt
Walter Brindle ...... Geoffrey Palmer
Prunella Edgecumbe ...... Rachel Atkins
Susie Maltby ...... Margaret Cabourn-Smith
Julian Crumb-Loosely ...... Ben Willbond
Wilf Arbuthnot ...... Geoff McGivern
Eva Tattle ...... Julia Deakin
Des Wainwright ...... Michael Smiley
Stelios Constantinopoulis ...... Chris Pavlo
Gloria Brindle ...... Helen Atkinson Wood.

Producer: Colin Anderson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2009.


THU 23:30 Weak at the Top (b00ry9j0)
Series 1

Trout Farm

John Weak discovers there's a "T" missing from the end of HR, when Human Resources has a communal hot flush over his witty entry on Deirdre Simmons's leaving card...

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

Randy, devious, sexist and workshy, John Weak puts the man into management.

John Weak ...... Alexander Armstrong
Hayley ...... Clare Perkins
Sir Marcus ...... Geoffrey Whitehead
Bill Peters ...... Ron Cook
Phil Bellinger ...... Stephen Critchlow
Clare Barrett ...... Colleen Prendergast
Deidre Simmons ...... Susan Jameson
Simon Henshaw ...... Harry Myers

Producer: Jonquil Panting

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2005.



FRIDAY 01 JULY 2022

FRI 00:00 Doctor Who: Redacted (m0018q2m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:20 Inheritance Tracks (b074bnjp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:20 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 Great Lives (m0001tzk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 Maugham's Eye View (b00m0gf6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 Paul Temple (b007jn54)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 Last Stories by William Trevor (b0b48z5s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:15 Charles Dickens (b09k9mvh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 Something Old, Something New (b06flmcw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 DH Lawrence - Women in Love (b007k1zw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 The Unbelievable Truth (b09xjg3w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:30 Dry Slopes (b00lr3nz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 Rumblings from the Rafters (b07jwt65)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! (m0018hk6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 Maugham's Eye View (b00m4ttw)
5. The Facts of Life

18 year old Nicky is expressly told 'not to gamble, lend money or see women' but on a trip to Monte Carlo he does all three...

Dirk Bogarde is the narrator for another of Somerset Maugham's short stories.

Nicky ...... Paul Rhys
Henry ...... Robert Lang
Melanie ...... Melanie Hudson

Other parts played by:

Geoffrey Whitehead
David Collings
Stephen Critchlow
Patience Tomlinson
Denys Hawthorne
Roger May
Paul Jenkins

Dramatised by Neville Teller.

Director: Janet Whitaker

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1996.


FRI 06:30 Something to Fear (m0018qf8)
A man in a wheelchair waits for an unavoidable revenge he's anticipated for ten years.

A psychological thriller written by John Graham.

The Man .... Anthony Jacobs
The Woman .... Mary Wimbush
Michael .... Malcolm Hayes
First Girl .... Beth Boyd
Second Girl .... Diana Olsson
Neighbour .... Noel Hood

Producer: RD Smith

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in August 1967.


FRI 07:00 All Those Women (b09ny2yh)
Series 3

Episode 1

Comedy series by Katherine Jakeways about four generations of women living under one roof.

Hetty's trying to talk Maggie out of lunch with an old friend who Maggie doesn't actually like. Meanwhile Jen's work placement isn't going entirely to plan and Emily's getting in a muddle.

All Those Women explores familial relationships, ageing, marriages - it's about life and love and things not turning out quite the way that you'd expected them to. Every week we join Hetty, Maggie, Jen and Emily as they struggle to resolve their own problems, and support one another.

Hetty ...... Marcia Warren
Maggie ...... Lesley Manville
Jen ...... Sinead Matthews
Emily ...... Lucy Hutchinson
Nerys ...... Vicki Pepperdine
Bobby ...... Paul Barber
Emily's Friend ...... Katie Redford

Producer: Alexandra Smith

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


FRI 07:30 Stand-Up Specials (m0018nhw)
Tom Ballard: Solastalgia

The world is on fire and we're all going to die lol.

Recorded in his hometown of Melbourne, Solastalgia is the first Radio 4 stand-up special from award-winning Millennial Australian comedian Tom Ballard. It’s his terrified, emotional and hilarious response to the climate crisis - what it means, how it makes us feel, what if anything we can do about it, and whether any of it is funny.

He’ll even tell you what Solastalgia means.

Tom was nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Newcomer in 2015 and for the main prize in 2016, and hosted his own daily late-night comedy show for ABC, Tonightly with Tom Ballard. He can be heard regularly on the smash-hit satirical podcast The Bugle, and his work is "unrelenting and uproarious" (Chortle), "brave, biting, ballsy and ultimately, brilliant" (Time Out), "multi-dimensional and multi-layered, adding twist upon twist and full of little parcels of surprises" (Beyond The Joke), and "engaged, conscientious and consistently, archly funny, Ballard is precisely the sort of political commentator the world needs" (The Scotsman).

Written and performed by Tom Ballard

Recorded by Kristina Miltiadou

Post production by Rich Evans

Produced by Ed Morrish

Recorded at Comedy Republic, Narrm/Melbourne – on the lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation.

A Lead Mojo production for BBC Radio 4


FRI 08:00 It Sticks Out Half a Mile (b007jp9l)
The Business Proposition

It's 1948 and 'Dad's Army' veterans Arthur Wilson and Frank Pike receive a surprise visitor at their bank in Frambourne-on-Sea.

A seaside saga of pier perpetuation starring John Le Mesurie, Ian Lavender and Bill Pertwee.

Arthur Wilson ...... John Le Mesurier
Frank Pike ...... Ian Lavender
Bert Hodges ...... Bill Pertwee
Miss Perkins ...... Vivienne Martin
Mr Hunter ...... Robin Parkinson
Mr Short ...... Edward Burnham
Mr Rawlings ...... Gordon Peters
Council Employee ...... Spencer Banks

After a pilot episode was made in 1981, Arthur Lowe sadly died. So this 13-part series was revamped to feature the Dad's Army characters played by Pertwee and Lavender instead. The series was later adapted for ITV by Yorkshire TV.

Written by Harold Snoad and Michael Knowles, based on Dad's Army characters originally created by Jimmy Perry and David Croft.

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in November 1983.


FRI 08:30 Bristow (b007s5dp)
Series 2

Mr Bristow Regrets

The Chester-Perry Dinner Dance is out of bounds to the buying clerk - until he falls in with Tom Paine, troublemaker...

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
Mrs Purdy ...... Dora Bryan
Hewitt ...... Owen Brenman
Miss Sunman ...... Katy Odey
Hickford ...... Roger Lloyd Pack
Tom ...... Jon Glover
Little Red ...... Simon Schatzberger
Miss Golightly ...... Lucy Akhurst
Miss Peach ...... Carol Starks

Music composed and performed by John Whitehall.

Producer: Neil Cargill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1999.


FRI 09:00 Whose Line Is It Anyway? (b008s32f)
Episode 5

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

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 (m0018qfb)
Episode 5

What will bypass protesting MP George Dank do if things don’t go well in court?

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

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

5. Will the protestors win their court case to stop the bypass? And what do George and Hermione hatch a plan to do with a stuffed owl?

George Dank .... John Fortune
Hermione Dank .... Eleanor Bron
Anne Dank .... Louisa Milwood-Haigh
Robbins ....Brian Bowles
Dan / Richard & Ernie 2 .... Chris Pavlo
Skip / Irma .... Elliott Nicholls
Aurora .... Sally Phillips
Nigel / Ernie 1 / Ken .... 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.


FRI 10:00 Brian B Thompson - Soap Gets in Your Eyes (m0018qfd)
Danny is the chief story-Iiner on a popular TV soap. In fact, 'Blake Street' is his whole life.

He's even engaged to the actress who plays the leading lady.

But then, a new hard-nosed, ratings-obsessed producer arrives and his cosy life is turned upside down.

Starring Chris Walker and Peter-Hugo Daly.

Comedy drama written by Brian B Thompson.

Danny ....... Chris Walker
Emma ....... Michelle Holmes
Keith ...... Peter-Hugo Daly
Clive ........ Paul Rider
Graham ..... Duncan Preston
Sophie and Joely ...... Jasmine Hyde
Eileen........ Melanie Kilburn
Janelle......Helen Ayres
Jason........Alex Trinder

Other parts played by members of the company

Director: Toby Swift

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2000.


FRI 11:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m0018qfg)
Women's Football Podcasts

To mark the start of the Women's Euros on the 6th July, Laura Grimshaw and Eilidh Barbour round up the best in Women's Football Podcasts.


FRI 12:00 It Sticks Out Half a Mile (b007jp9l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 Bristow (b007s5dp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 Maugham's Eye View (b00m4ttw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 Something to Fear (m0018qf8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 Last Stories by William Trevor (b0b4954c)
Giotto's Angels

For a man whose memory is not all it should be, art and beauty offer the most constant solace. A story of deceit and comfort in the backstreets of Dublin.

Giotto's Angels is the last of five stories taken from William Trevor's final and posthumous collection, published in 2018 to coincide with what would have been his 90th Birthday. Often described as the master of the short story, revered by his fellow writers and by his readers, these stories written in the last years of his life contain all his hallmarks; his piercing observation of human life, his humanity, his elegant prose and his distinctive voice.

Read by Dermot Crowley.
Abridged by Rowan Routh.
Produced by Di Speirs.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2018.


FRI 14:15 Charles Dickens (b09k9vw3)
Dombey and Son

Episode 20

As Florence and Walter embark on a new life in the Far East, Dombey reaches the limits of his despair.

Charles Dickens …. Alex Jennings
Dombey …. Robert Glenister
Florence .... Abigail Hollick
Walter Gay .... Joseph Arkley
Major Bagstock .... Nicky Henson
Susan .... Nadine Marshall
Captain Cuttle …. Trevor Peacock
Toots …. Sam Pamphilon
Vicar .... Ben Crowe
Paul .... Jacob Theato

Music by Nicolai Abrahamsen

Directed by Jeremy Mortimer and Jessica Dromgoole.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2007.


FRI 14:30 The Race to Dover (b00kpw1z)
BBC cricket correspondent and keen pilot Jonathan Agnew looks at the race to be the first person to fly the English Channel.

Agnew gets the chance to slide into the cockpit of Louis Bleriot's winning plane and finds out what happened to the favourite - playboy and sportsman Hubert Latham.

Producer: Chris Ledgard

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2009.


FRI 15:00 Brian B Thompson - Soap Gets in Your Eyes (m0018qfd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 Whose Line Is It Anyway? (b008s32f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


FRI 16:30 Protesting Too Much (m0018qfb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


FRI 17:00 All Those Women (b09ny2yh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 17:30 Stand-Up Specials (m0018nhw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 18:00 Doctor Who: Redacted (m0018q7t)
5. Interrogation

Cleo, Abby and Shawna are trapped in a safehouse being interrogated about someone called ‘the Doctor’. Unfortunately, only Cleo remembers who that is. And so far, their captors seem to be big on violence and short on patience…


FRI 18:20 Inheritance Tracks (b06zyxpk)
Simon Callow

The celebrated actor chooses 'The Overture to Tannhauser' by Wagner and 'Die Fledermaus' by Johan Strauss II.


FRI 18:30 Sounds Natural (b08x2b64)
Bing Crosby

Legendary Hollywood actor and crooner Bing Crosby discusses his love of nature and the outdoor life with Derek Jones.

The Great Northern Diver, Pintail and Greater Snow Goose are among his choice of recordings from the BBC Sound Archives.

Produced in Bristol by John Burton.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1976.


FRI 19:00 It Sticks Out Half a Mile (b007jp9l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 Bristow (b007s5dp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 Maugham's Eye View (b00m4ttw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 Something to Fear (m0018qf8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m0018qfg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 22:00 Stand-Up Specials (m0018nhw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 Tina C Goes Down Under: The Aborogynal Monologues (b00f41z2)
Tamworth

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

Tina looks up Auriel Andrew, famous for her song Truck Drivin' Woman.

Produced by Claire Grove.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2008.


FRI 22:45 Yours Truly, Pierre Stone (b09dz64l)
Episode 4

Sam Bain's adaptation of his own comic novel tells the story of Pierre, a man too enthralled in the minutiae of celebrity gossip to notice that his house is about to be repossessed.

Pierre hits on a plan to finally make sure his favourite celebrity notices he exists. All he needs is a ticket to Strictly Come Dancing and an out of date prawn sandwich.

Written by Sam Bain (Peep Show, Fresh Meat)
Starring Alex MacQueen (The Thick of It) and Lolly Adefope (Plebs)
Produced by Gareth Edwards

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


FRI 23:00 Mitch Benn's Crimes Against Music (b007jzvg)
Series 1

Fans

Fans...who needs them? Well, pop stars, if they want to be, well, pop stars...

Mitch Benn sets out on a musical journey through the showbiz glitz and backstage litter of pop music.

With Robert Ince, Alfie Joey, Tash Baylis and Kirsty Newton

Producer: Adam Bromley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2004.


FRI 23:30 Concrete Cow (b04v8zs2)
Series 2

Art

Someone goes too far at a murder-mystery party.

Second series of the 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)

A Good Read 18:30 MON (b04795tz)

A Good Read 00:30 TUE (b04795tz)

Albert and Me 08:30 SUN (b04bzw4t)

All Those Women 07:00 FRI (b09ny2yh)

All Those Women 17:00 FRI (b09ny2yh)

All the World's a Globe 23:00 WED (b007jww5)

Allen Saddler - Man of the People 06:00 SAT (b069njqy)

Allen Saddler - Man of the People 16:00 SAT (b069njqy)

Allen Saddler - Man of the People 04:00 SUN (b069njqy)

Archive on 4 13:00 SAT (b007lkyc)

Archive on 4 01:00 SUN (b007lkyc)

Archive on 4 11:00 TUE (b00j5hxf)

Archive on 4 21:00 TUE (b00j5hxf)

Ayres on the Air 08:30 SAT (b01bllzw)

Ayres on the Air 07:00 TUE (b01bwljh)

Ayres on the Air 17:00 TUE (b01bwljh)

Ayres on the Air 05:00 WED (b01bwljh)

Betty Boothroyd - The Autobiography (Omnibus) 06:00 SUN (m0018pzr)

Betty Boothroyd - The Autobiography 02:00 SAT (m0018hkn)

Birth Day by Collin Johnson 03:45 SAT (b0bpqt9s)

Booked 08:00 SAT (b0075m77)

Brian B Thompson - Soap Gets in Your Eyes 10:00 FRI (m0018qfd)

Brian B Thompson - Soap Gets in Your Eyes 15:00 FRI (m0018qfd)

Bristow 08:30 FRI (b007s5dp)

Bristow 12:30 FRI (b007s5dp)

Bristow 19:30 FRI (b007s5dp)

Bryan Ferry's Jazz Age 15:30 SUN (b03kpy59)

Bryan Ferry's Jazz Age 03:30 MON (b03kpy59)

Bunk Bed 23:45 SUN (m00045bn)

Chain Reaction 22:30 SAT (b00mdx7s)

Change at Oglethorpe 09:30 TUE (b00mvs9q)

Change at Oglethorpe 16:30 TUE (b00mvs9q)

Change at Oglethorpe 04:30 WED (b00mvs9q)

Charles Dickens 02:15 SAT (b09jn2bl)

Charles Dickens 07:20 SUN (b09jxgds)

Charles Dickens 14:15 MON (b09k8yk2)

Charles Dickens 02:15 TUE (b09k8yk2)

Charles Dickens 14:15 TUE (b09k9d9r)

Charles Dickens 02:15 WED (b09k9d9r)

Charles Dickens 14:15 WED (b09k9kqg)

Charles Dickens 02:15 THU (b09k9kqg)

Charles Dickens 14:15 THU (b09k9mvh)

Charles Dickens 02:15 FRI (b09k9mvh)

Charles Dickens 14:15 FRI (b09k9vw3)

Concrete Cow 23:30 FRI (b04v8zs2)

Cooking in a Bedsitter 07:00 WED (b08575wj)

Cooking in a Bedsitter 17:00 WED (b08575wj)

Cooking in a Bedsitter 05:00 THU (b08575wj)

Counterpoint 09:00 MON (b0122tgg)

Counterpoint 16:00 MON (b0122tgg)

Counterpoint 04:00 TUE (b0122tgg)

DH Lawrence - Women in Love 10:00 MON (b007jr8r)

DH Lawrence - Women in Love 15:00 MON (b007jr8r)

DH Lawrence - Women in Love 03:00 TUE (b007jr8r)

DH Lawrence - Women in Love 10:00 TUE (b007jrcj)

DH Lawrence - Women in Love 15:00 TUE (b007jrcj)

DH Lawrence - Women in Love 03:00 WED (b007jrcj)

DH Lawrence - Women in Love 10:00 WED (b007k1yl)

DH Lawrence - Women in Love 15:00 WED (b007k1yl)

DH Lawrence - Women in Love 03:00 THU (b007k1yl)

DH Lawrence - Women in Love 10:00 THU (b007k1zw)

DH Lawrence - Women in Love 15:00 THU (b007k1zw)

DH Lawrence - Women in Love 03:00 FRI (b007k1zw)

Damned Andrew 07:30 TUE (m0018g89)

Damned Andrew 17:30 TUE (m0018g89)

Damned Andrew 22:00 TUE (m0018g89)

Damned Andrew 05:30 WED (m0018g89)

Dave Podmore 23:30 WED (b007wqf2)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 10:45 SUN (b00m74rt)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 21:45 SUN (b00m74rt)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 11:45 THU (b00m74rt)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 21:45 THU (b00m74rt)

Dead Ringers 23:00 MON (m0018h1t)

Dead Ringers 09:00 TUE (m0018h1t)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:00 SUN (m0018pzt)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:00 SUN (m0018pzt)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 11:00 THU (m0018pzt)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:00 THU (m0018pzt)

Doctor Who: Redacted 18:00 MON (m0018q00)

Doctor Who: Redacted 00:00 TUE (m0018q00)

Doctor Who: Redacted 18:00 TUE (m0018pvn)

Doctor Who: Redacted 00:00 WED (m0018pvn)

Doctor Who: Redacted 18:00 WED (m0018q5b)

Doctor Who: Redacted 00:00 THU (m0018q5b)

Doctor Who: Redacted 18:00 THU (m0018q2m)

Doctor Who: Redacted 00:00 FRI (m0018q2m)

Doctor Who: Redacted 18:00 FRI (m0018q7t)

Double Science 09:30 MON (b0133g6w)

Double Science 16:30 MON (b0133g6w)

Double Science 04:30 TUE (b0133g6w)

Dr John Cooper Clarke: Complete Control 11:00 WED (m00075wz)

Dr John Cooper Clarke: Complete Control 21:00 WED (m00075wz)

Dry Slopes 09:30 SUN (b00ln0q8)

Dry Slopes 09:30 THU (b00lr3nz)

Dry Slopes 16:30 THU (b00lr3nz)

Dry Slopes 04:30 FRI (b00lr3nz)

Fear on 4 18:00 SUN (b00c84nd)

Fear on 4 00:00 MON (b00c84nd)

Flight of the Conchords 22:30 WED (b007k0r4)

Foley and McColl: The Interview 23:00 SAT (b0076dcq)

Frankie Howerd 08:00 THU (m0018q7k)

Frankie Howerd 12:00 THU (m0018q7k)

Frankie Howerd 19:00 THU (m0018q7k)

Grasshead Racers 14:30 MON (m0018pvl)

Grasshead Racers 02:30 TUE (m0018pvl)

Great Lives 07:30 SAT (m0001mf6)

Great Lives 17:30 SAT (m0001mf6)

Great Lives 05:30 SUN (m0001mf6)

Great Lives 18:30 THU (m0001tzk)

Great Lives 00:30 FRI (m0001tzk)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:00 WED (b007jp6s)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:00 WED (b007jp6s)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:00 WED (b007jp6s)

Haunted 00:00 SAT (b01qkt50)

Heresy 07:30 WED (m0018grv)

Heresy 17:30 WED (m0018grv)

Heresy 22:00 WED (m0018grv)

Heresy 05:30 THU (m0018grv)

How Tickled Am I? 18:30 WED (b007jt2k)

How Tickled Am I? 00:30 THU (b007jt2k)

Hut 33 23:30 SAT (b01jz3p2)

I've Never Seen Star Wars 23:30 TUE (b00rt9rk)

Inheritance Tracks 07:10 SUN (b083h7vj)

Inheritance Tracks 11:50 SUN (b083h7vj)

Inheritance Tracks 14:10 SUN (m0001plg)

Inheritance Tracks 19:50 SUN (b083h7vj)

Inheritance Tracks 02:10 MON (m0001plg)

Inheritance Tracks 11:50 MON (m0018pvk)

Inheritance Tracks 18:20 MON (m001752v)

Inheritance Tracks 21:50 MON (m0018pvk)

Inheritance Tracks 00:20 TUE (m001752v)

Inheritance Tracks 18:20 TUE (b06chsm1)

Inheritance Tracks 00:20 WED (b06chsm1)

Inheritance Tracks 18:20 WED (m0003cds)

Inheritance Tracks 00:20 THU (m0003cds)

Inheritance Tracks 18:20 THU (b074bnjp)

Inheritance Tracks 00:20 FRI (b074bnjp)

Inheritance Tracks 18:20 FRI (b06zyxpk)

It Sticks Out Half a Mile 12:30 SAT (b007jpd9)

It Sticks Out Half a Mile 08:00 FRI (b007jp9l)

It Sticks Out Half a Mile 12:00 FRI (b007jp9l)

It Sticks Out Half a Mile 19:00 FRI (b007jp9l)

J Edgar Hoover 03:00 SAT (m0018hkj)

JG Ballard - Concrete Island 18:00 SAT (b02y0wpp)

JG Ballard - Concrete Island 00:00 SUN (b02y0wpp)

Jack & Millie 12:00 SAT (b08fh65p)

Jack & Millie 07:00 MON (b0b9yw79)

Jack & Millie 17:00 MON (b0b9yw79)

Jack & Millie 05:00 TUE (b0b9yw79)

Jeremy Raison - Cuckoo (Omnibus) 14:20 SUN (m000596m)

Jeremy Raison - Cuckoo (Omnibus) 02:20 MON (m000596m)

Jigsaw 23:15 SAT (b01rgj27)

John Finnemore's Double Acts 14:30 SAT (b08xbjhy)

John Finnemore's Double Acts 02:30 SUN (b08xbjhy)

Juggling Chainsaws with Archaos 14:30 WED (b00tmtxs)

Juggling Chainsaws with Archaos 02:30 THU (b00tmtxs)

Just a Minute 07:30 MON (m0018g65)

Just a Minute 17:30 MON (m0018g65)

Just a Minute 22:00 MON (m0018g65)

Just a Minute 05:30 TUE (m0018g65)

King Street Junior 08:30 TUE (b007jmp7)

King Street Junior 12:30 TUE (b007jmp7)

King Street Junior 19:30 TUE (b007jmp7)

Last Stories by William Trevor 14:00 MON (b0b42www)

Last Stories by William Trevor 02:00 TUE (b0b42www)

Last Stories by William Trevor 14:00 TUE (b0b48gzh)

Last Stories by William Trevor 02:00 WED (b0b48gzh)

Last Stories by William Trevor 14:00 WED (b0b48t1n)

Last Stories by William Trevor 02:00 THU (b0b48t1n)

Last Stories by William Trevor 14:00 THU (b0b48z5s)

Last Stories by William Trevor 02:00 FRI (b0b48z5s)

Last Stories by William Trevor 14:00 FRI (b0b4954c)

Laura Barton's American Road Trip 09:00 SAT (b0bntd2l)

Laura Barton's American Road Trip 19:00 SAT (b0bntd2l)

Listen Against 22:30 THU (b016ljj6)

Man with the Mohican 02:30 SAT (b054pp6c)

Mark Steel's in Town 22:30 TUE (b01phjb0)

Maugham's Eye View 06:00 MON (b00lqd27)

Maugham's Eye View 13:00 MON (b00lqd27)

Maugham's Eye View 20:00 MON (b00lqd27)

Maugham's Eye View 01:00 TUE (b00lqd27)

Maugham's Eye View 06:00 TUE (b00lv0y4)

Maugham's Eye View 13:00 TUE (b00lv0y4)

Maugham's Eye View 20:00 TUE (b00lv0y4)

Maugham's Eye View 01:00 WED (b00lv0y4)

Maugham's Eye View 06:00 WED (b00lwx7b)

Maugham's Eye View 13:00 WED (b00lwx7b)

Maugham's Eye View 20:00 WED (b00lwx7b)

Maugham's Eye View 01:00 THU (b00lwx7b)

Maugham's Eye View 06:00 THU (b00m0gf6)

Maugham's Eye View 13:00 THU (b00m0gf6)

Maugham's Eye View 20:00 THU (b00m0gf6)

Maugham's Eye View 01:00 FRI (b00m0gf6)

Maugham's Eye View 06:00 FRI (b00m4ttw)

Maugham's Eye View 13:00 FRI (b00m4ttw)

Maugham's Eye View 20:00 FRI (b00m4ttw)

Miss Marple 01:00 SAT (b007jnp6)

Mitch Benn's Crimes Against Music 23:00 FRI (b007jzvg)

Natalie Haynes Stands Up for the Classics 14:00 SAT (b08zd8gy)

Natalie Haynes Stands Up for the Classics 02:00 SUN (b08zd8gy)

Natalie Haynes Stands Up for the Classics 12:30 SUN (b0902mnc)

Natalie Haynes Stands Up for the Classics 17:30 SUN (b0902mnc)

Natalie Haynes Stands Up for the Classics 22:00 SUN (b0902mnc)

Natalie Haynes Stands Up for the Classics 05:30 MON (b0902mnc)

Night Terrace 18:30 SUN (m0008hq0)

Night Terrace 00:30 MON (m0008hq0)

No Commitments 08:30 WED (b00wbr92)

No Commitments 12:30 WED (b00wbr92)

No Commitments 19:30 WED (b00wbr92)

Paul Temple 01:30 SAT (b007jzjl)

Paul Temple 06:30 MON (b007jzkx)

Paul Temple 13:30 MON (b007jzkx)

Paul Temple 20:30 MON (b007jzkx)

Paul Temple 01:30 TUE (b007jzkx)

Paul Temple 06:30 TUE (b007jznh)

Paul Temple 13:30 TUE (b007jznh)

Paul Temple 20:30 TUE (b007jznh)

Paul Temple 01:30 WED (b007jznh)

Paul Temple 06:30 WED (b007jzpv)

Paul Temple 13:30 WED (b007jzpv)

Paul Temple 20:30 WED (b007jzpv)

Paul Temple 01:30 THU (b007jzpv)

Paul Temple 06:30 THU (b007jn54)

Paul Temple 13:30 THU (b007jn54)

Paul Temple 20:30 THU (b007jn54)

Paul Temple 01:30 FRI (b007jn54)

Podcast Radio Hour 11:00 FRI (m0018qfg)

Podcast Radio Hour 21:00 FRI (m0018qfg)

Poetry Extra 12:00 SUN (m0018pzy)

Poetry Extra 17:00 SUN (m0018pzy)

Poetry Extra 05:00 MON (m0018pzy)

Protesting Too Much 04:30 SAT (m0018hkg)

Protesting Too Much 09:30 FRI (m0018qfb)

Protesting Too Much 16:30 FRI (m0018qfb)

Relativity 05:00 SAT (b095t037)

Rubbish 22:30 MON (b00770pw)

Rumblings from the Rafters 07:00 THU (b07jwt65)

Rumblings from the Rafters 17:00 THU (b07jwt65)

Rumblings from the Rafters 05:00 FRI (b07jwt65)

Saturday Night Fry 22:00 SAT (b00kvq7w)

Shelagh Stephenson - Nemesis 16:00 SUN (b0076vl9)

Shelagh Stephenson - Nemesis 20:00 SUN (b0076vl9)

Shelagh Stephenson - Nemesis 04:00 MON (b0076vl9)

Six Degrees of John Sessions 23:30 SUN (b09z5ptj)

Something Old, Something New 14:30 THU (b06flmcw)

Something Old, Something New 02:30 FRI (b06flmcw)

Something to Fear 06:30 FRI (m0018qf8)

Something to Fear 13:30 FRI (m0018qf8)

Something to Fear 20:30 FRI (m0018qf8)

Soul Music 18:30 TUE (b080t7dh)

Soul Music 00:30 WED (b080t7dh)

Sounds Natural 00:30 SAT (b08wdhvr)

Sounds Natural 18:30 FRI (b08x2b64)

Stand-Up Specials 05:30 SAT (m0018fss)

Stand-Up Specials 07:30 FRI (m0018nhw)

Stand-Up Specials 17:30 FRI (m0018nhw)

Stand-Up Specials 22:00 FRI (m0018nhw)

TED Radio Hour 11:00 MON (m0018pvh)

TED Radio Hour 21:00 MON (m0018pvh)

Tales From the Mausoleum Club 08:30 MON (b007jnsr)

Tales From the Mausoleum Club 12:30 MON (b007jnsr)

Tales From the Mausoleum Club 19:30 MON (b007jnsr)

Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! 07:30 THU (m0018hk6)

Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! 17:30 THU (m0018hk6)

Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! 22:00 THU (m0018hk6)

Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! 05:30 FRI (m0018hk6)

The 3rd Degree 16:00 TUE (m0007k6j)

The 3rd Degree 04:00 WED (m0007k6j)

The Ape That Got Lucky 23:30 MON (b008039f)

The Attractive Young Rabbi 09:30 WED (b007k1mc)

The Attractive Young Rabbi 16:30 WED (b007k1mc)

The Attractive Young Rabbi 04:30 THU (b007k1mc)

The Big Booth 23:00 TUE (b007k2ww)

The Code of the Woosters 09:00 SUN (b007w5j9)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 SUN (m0018yrx)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 TUE (m0018yrz)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 THU (m0018ys1)

The Consultants 15:00 SAT (b0076q2b)

The Consultants 03:00 SUN (b0076q2b)

The Goldfish Bowl 23:15 WED (m0018q2p)

The Goon Show 08:00 TUE (b007wvvh)

The Goon Show 12:00 TUE (b007wvvh)

The Goon Show 19:00 TUE (b007wvvh)

The Guns of Adam Riches 22:30 SUN (b01qnrn0)

The Hudson and Pepperdine Show 23:00 SUN (m0018q02)

The Maltby Collection 23:00 THU (b00m67w1)

The Manchester Ballads 14:30 TUE (b06fkm2g)

The Manchester Ballads 02:30 WED (b06fkm2g)

The Masterson Inheritance 15:30 SAT (b007jq63)

The Masterson Inheritance 03:30 SUN (b007jq63)

The Moth Radio Hour 11:00 SUN (m0018pzw)

The Moth Radio Hour 19:00 SUN (m0018pzw)

The Race to Dover 14:30 FRI (b00kpw1z)

The Unbelievable Truth 09:00 THU (b09xjg3w)

The Unbelievable Truth 16:00 THU (b09xjg3w)

The Unbelievable Truth 04:00 FRI (b09xjg3w)

The Warlow Experiment by Alix Nathan (Omnibus) 13:00 SUN (m00074gv)

The Warlow Experiment by Alix Nathan (Omnibus) 01:00 MON (m00074gv)

The Write Stuff 09:00 WED (b00dr86m)

The Write Stuff 16:00 WED (b00dr86m)

The Write Stuff 04:00 THU (b00dr86m)

Tina C Goes Down Under: The Aborogynal Monologues 22:30 FRI (b00f41z2)

Visiting Julia 08:30 THU (m0018q7p)

Visiting Julia 12:30 THU (m0018q7p)

Visiting Julia 19:30 THU (m0018q7p)

Weak at the Top 23:30 THU (b00ry9j0)

Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? 08:00 MON (b007js28)

Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? 12:00 MON (b007js28)

Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? 19:00 MON (b007js28)

Whose Line Is It Anyway? 04:00 SAT (b008pbnv)

Whose Line Is It Anyway? 09:00 FRI (b008s32f)

Whose Line Is It Anyway? 16:00 FRI (b008s32f)

Yours Truly, Pierre Stone 22:45 FRI (b09dz64l)