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SATURDAY 02 JULY 2022

SAT 00:00 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…

Cast:

Cleo Proctor - Charlie Craggs
Abby McPhail - Lois Chimimba
Shawna Thompson - Holly Quin-Ankrah
Kate Stewart - Jemma Redgrave
Miller - Pip Gladwin
Roberts - Karim Kronfli

Written by Sasha Sienna
Produced and Directed by Ella Watts


SAT 00:20 Inheritance Tracks (b06zyxpk)
Simon Callow

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


SAT 00:30 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.


SAT 01:00 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...

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

Dirk Bogarde is the narrator.

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

Director: Janet Whitaker

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1996.


SAT 01:30 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.


SAT 02:00 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. Read by Dermot Crowley.

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.

Abridged by Rowan Routh.

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.

Producer: Di Speirs

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2018.


SAT 02:15 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.

Starring Robert Glenister and Abigail Hollick

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

Conclusion of Charles Dickens's novel dramatised by Mike Walker.

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

Director: Jeremy Mortimer and Jessica Dromgoole

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2007.


SAT 02:30 The Race to Dover (b00kpw1z)
BBC cricket correspondent and keen pilot Jonathan Agnew looks at the race to be the first person to fly across the English Channel in 1909.

Agnew gets the chance to slide into the cockpit of the winning plane flown by Louis Bleriot.

He also finds out what happened to the race favourite - playboy and sportsman, Hubert Latham.

Producer: Chris Ledgard

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2009.


SAT 03:00 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 Michelle Holmes.

Comedy drama written by Brian B Thompson.

Danny ....... Chris Walker
Emma ....... Michelle Holmes
Keith ...... Peter-Hugo Daly
Clive ........ Paul Rider
Graham ..... Duncan Preston
Sophie/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.


SAT 04:00 Whose Line Is It Anyway? (b008s32f)
Episode 5

From landing a plane in a crisis to a trip to the dentist.

Clive Anderson hosts the famed improvisation game.

Regular team captains:

Stephen Fry
John Sessions

With:

John Bird
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.


SAT 04:30 Protesting Too Much (m0018qfb)
Episode 5

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

Starring John Fortune and Eleanor Bron.

Kate Brooke and Sally Phillips' 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 / 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.


SAT 05:00 All Those Women (b09ny2yh)
Series 3

Episode 1

Return of Katherine Jakeways' sitcom 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.

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.


SAT 05:30 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


SAT 06:00 Weekend with Willie (m00016bc)
John and Daphne Maitland are an unsophisticated couple flattered to be invited to dinner by celebrated author William Somerset Maugham at his French villa.

But if they'd known the other guests were to be Willie's brother Freddie. his ex-wife Syrie, and his American friend, Gerald, they might have treated the invitation with slightly more caution...

Starring David March and Prunella Scales.

Written by Richard Huggett.

William Somerset Maugham .... David March
Syrie Maugham ...Prunella Scales
Sir Frederick Maugham ..... Richard Huggett
Gerald Haxton .... Barry Dennen
Martin Johnson ... Michael Cochrane
John D Hackerman .... Robert Beatty
Pierre .... Andrew Secombe
John Maitland .... Haydn Wood
Daphne Maitland .... Shirley Cooklin

Director: David Johnston.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1981.


SAT 07:30 Great Lives (m0001tzk)
Series 47

Nikesh Shukla on 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.

Presenter: Matthew Parris

Producer: Perminder Khatkar

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2019.


SAT 08:00 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.


SAT 08:30 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.


SAT 09:00 Larry Adler - All Mouth Organ (b07hnqrq)
Nick Baker explores the remarkable life of American virtuoso musician Larry Adler.

Larry's achievement was to take the harmonica, until then thought of as a children's toy, onto the concert stages of the world. He did this with a parallel career as a celebrity, a raconteur, writer and funny man.

This celebration of his work includes rare archive and new contributions from broadcaster Paul Gambaccini, author Michael Freedland along with musician Philip Achille and those close to him.

* "The Adler Archives" - a selection of hidden gems.

* "Nice Work if You Can Get It (part one) - The Tin Sandwich"
Russell Davies explores Adler's early days in Baltimore, tours of the United States and how his virtuoso harmonica playing inspired composers. From 2001.

* "Deconstructing Larry"
A new programme sees Nick Baker attempting to unravel the mercurial world of the infamous mouth organist.

* "Blow Suck - The World's Most Successful Instrument"
Nick Baker traces the history of the harmonica. From 1987.

* "Nice Work if You Can Get It (part two) - It Ain't Necessarily So"
Russell Davies concludes his series on Adler with more anecdotes and musical tales. From 2001

Larry Adler died in 2001 aged 87.

Producer: Stephen Garner

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra in June 2016.


SAT 12:00 The Unbelievable Truth (b09xjg3w)
Series 20

Episode 1

David Mitchell hosts the panel game where four comedians are encouraged to tell lies.

They must compete against one another to see how many items of truth they're able to smuggle past their opponents.

The panellists are obliged to talk with deliberate inaccuracy on subjects as varied as as police, submarines, books and spiders.

John Finnemore
Henning Wehn
Lou Sanders
Graeme Garden

Producer: Richard Turner

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


SAT 12:30 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!

Starring Michael Williams and Peter Davison.

Peter Morfoot's railway sitcom.

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

Other parts played by:

Caroline Strong
David Timson

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in December 1995.


SAT 13:00 Archive on 4 (b00j5hxf)
Tell Me a Storycorps

In 2003, 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 March 2009.


SAT 14:00 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 14:30 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.


SAT 15:00 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.

Starring:

Jon Holmes.
Alice Arnold

With:

James Bachman
Sarah Hadland
Kim Wall

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 by Jon Holmes, Gareth Gwynn, John Hunter, James Kettle, Joel Morris and Jason Hazeley, John Luke Roberts and Rachel Wheeley.

Producers: Sam Bryant and Jon Holmes.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2011.


SAT 15:30 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
Kirsty Newton

Producer: Adam Bromley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2004.


SAT 16:00 Weekend with Willie (m00016bc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 Great Lives (m0001tzk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SAT 18:00 Michael Symmons Roberts - The Sleeper (b02v25nw)
A fable for our times. A future British society as it is today - except human beings have gradually lost the gift of sleep.

Michael Symmons Roberts’ verse drama.

With music composed by Stephen Deazley adapted to create a soundtrack mixing speech, poetry and chorus.

Society is strained to breaking point by 24-hour wakefulness.

The government has cracked down on subversive images of sleep. People work around the clock. Hotels are for private meetings and illicit sex. Shops never close.

Into this paranoid world, a teenage girl emerges, a girl who can sleep. Protected by her friends, she goes on the run from the authorities who are keen to control and study her gift. The group ends up living in a city centre squat, surviving as a group by shoplifting and begging.

The group grows increasingly anxious and fractious, with Ellah (the sleeper)'s boyfriend Jamie lapsing into cultish beliefs in the 'old gods', in which lullabies are chanted as prayers, worshipping sleep. Some of the other group members join in these rituals. Keller, the level-headed natural leader of the group, is struggling to keep the peace.

Hungry, scared and sick of being pursued, the group receives an offer of help from a wealthy man - known by the nickname Hypnos - who says he will protect them.

But what does he want in return?

Keller ...... Matthew Beard
Ella ...... Sarah Churm
Jamie ...... Henry Devas
Sara ...... Rachel Austin
Davis ...... Jason Done
Harper ...... Maxine Peake
Somnos ...... Danielle Henry
Hypnos ...... Kevin Doyle
Boy ...... Josiah Castle

With music created from the original WNO Youth commission by the composer Stephen Deazley.

Performed by members of the Welsh National Opera Orchestra and Youth Opera

Directed in Salford by Susan Roberts

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2013.


SAT 19:00 Larry Adler - All Mouth Organ (b07hnqrq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 Saturday Night Fry (b008yv5q)
Episode 2

Meet a pretentious authoress - and what's really going on at the BBC?

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

With:

Emma Thompson
Jim Broadbent
Robert Bathurst

Written by Stephen Fry.

Additional material by Ian Brown and James Hendrie.

Producer: Dan Patterson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1988.


SAT 22:30 Chain Reaction (b00mj5rt)
Series 3

Phill Jupitus and John Hegley

Comedian and actor Phill Jupitus interviews poet and comedian John Hegley.

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

Phill asks John about his early days and career - including his techniques for comedy.

Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2007.


SAT 23:00 The Simon Day Show (b01j6t0s)
Series 2

Tommy Cockles

Simon Day and his characters welcome you once again to The Mallard, a small provincial theatre somewhere in the UK.

Hear highlights of the stage show, plus all the backstage and front-of-house happenings.

Popular, blazered entertainer Tommy Cockles arrives to fine the theatre transformed.

There's a new Nigerian owner, soundman Goose has been replaced by an authoritarian ex-copper and receptionist Catherine has disappeared off to India to find herself.

Written by Simon Day.

Tommy Cockles ..... Simon Day
Catherine ..... Catherine Shepherd
Emanuel Akinyemi ..... Felix Dexter
Pat Bennet ..... Morwenna Banks
Ron Bone ..... Simon Greenall

Producer: Colin Anderson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2012.


SAT 23:30 Hut 33 (b01k6hfc)
Series 3

Unlucky for Some

1942: It's unlucky for some of the code breakers at Bletchley when they're forced to move into spooky Hut 13.

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 03 JULY 2022

SUN 00:00 Michael Symmons Roberts - The Sleeper (b02v25nw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 Archive on 4 (b00j5hxf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:00 Saturday Night Fry (b00kvq7w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:30 The Hudson and Pepperdine Show (m0018q02)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Saturday]


SUN 03:00 Listen Against (b016ljj6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:00 on Saturday]


SUN 03:30 Mitch Benn's Crimes Against Music (b007jzvg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:30 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 Weekend with Willie (m00016bc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 Great Lives (m0001tzk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 Last Stories by William Trevor (Omnibus) (b0b4zwk6)
Selected stories taken from William Trevor’s final and posthumous collection - published 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 the author’s life contain all his hallmarks; his piercing observation of human life, his humanity, his elegant prose and his distinctive voice.

* The Piano Teacher's Pupil
A poignant story of give and take.

* An Idyll in Winter
A story of a life lasting love.

* The Crippled Man
A story about the end of patience.

* Making Conversations
A tale of unrequited love and loss of nerve.

* Giotto's Angels
A story of a man who finds comfort from angels.

Omnibus of five stories abridged by Rowan Routh.

Readers:

Niamh Cusack
Hattie Morahan
Dermot Crowley

Producer: Di Speirs

First broadcast in five parts on BBC Radio 4 in June 2018


SUN 07:10 Inheritance Tracks (b0648kk8)
Natalie Merchant

Singer Natalie Merchant chose 'The Games People Play' by Petula Clark and her own song, 'Wonder'.


SUN 07:20 Charles Dickens (b09k9yyp)
Dombey and Son (Omnibus)

Episode 4

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

Starring Robert Glenister, Abigail Hollick and Trevor Peacock.

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

Charles Dickens's novel first appeared in one volume in 1848.

Omnibus of the last five of 20 parts dramatised by Mike Walker.

Charles Dickens …. Alex Jennings
Dombey …. Robert Glenister
Edith …. Helen Schlesinger
Florence …. Abigail Hollick
Captain Cuttle .... Trevor Peacock
Mr Carker …. Adrian Lukis
Major …. Nicky Henson
Walter …. Joseph Arkley
Mrs Brown …. Geraldine James
Alice …. Claire Rushbrook
Susan …. Nadine Marshall
Toots …. Sam Pamphilon
Harriet …. Katy Cavanagh
Rob …. Lloyd Thomas

Other parts played by:

Ben Crowe
Alex Lanipekun
Simon Treves

Music by Nicolai Abrahamsen.

Directors: Jeremy Mortimer and Jessica Dromgoole

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2007.


SUN 08:30 Floggit's (b007jxmk)
From 24/08/1956

Sisters Gert and Daisy have inherited a general store in the village of Russett Green.

Now they've got a ragbag of locals to contend with.

Starring Elsie and Doris Waters.

In this episode, chaos strikes over a troublesome tree.

Written by Terry Nation, John Junkin and Dave Freeman.

Gert …. Doris Waters
Daisy …. Elsie Waters
Flo/Emma/Greta …. Joan Sims
Tom/Mr Niggle …. Hugh Paddick
George/Mr Bell/Lord Russet …. Ronnie Barker
Cyril …. Anthony Newley
Desiree Butler …. Iris Vandaleur

Gert and Daisy became wartime favourites in 'Workers' Playtime' on the BBC Home Service - earning them two runs of their own series.

Sadly only a few episodes survive in the BBC archive.

Producer: Alastair Scott -Johnston

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in August 1956.


SUN 09:00 The Code of the Woosters (b007wnzd)
The Small Leather-Covered Notebook

Gussie Fink-Nottle causes a spot of botheration for Bertie Wooster.

PG Wodehouse romp starring Richard Briers and Michael Horden.

Dramatised by Chris Miller

Jeeves.......................Michael Horden
Bertie Wooster........Richard Briers
Gussie Fink-Nottle.......Rex Garner
Madeline Bassett.....Bridget Armstrong
Stiffy Byng................Miriam Margolyes

Producer: David Hatch

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1973.


SUN 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
Julie Gibbs

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1995.


SUN 10:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b07l5ftq)
BBC Proms 2022

Marin Alsop

From Aretha Franklin to Gustav Mahler.

Conductor Marin Alsop shares her castaway choices with Kirsty Young

Music Director of both The Baltimore Symphony and The Sao Paulo State Symphony Orchestra, she is a maestro with a mission: music, she believes, is a powerful vehicle for social change.

She had the good fortune to be brought up in "a household that exuded possibility" and was filled with music - both her parents played professionally. She took up the piano aged two, swapped to the violin at 6 and then aged 9, saw Leonard Bernstein at work and made the decision that conducting would be her career. Much later she would go on to be mentored by the man who inspired her.

It bores her when interviewers ask why there aren't more women conductors - nonetheless her capacity to maximise the few opportunities she was given as a young woman making her way in an exclusively mans' world gives one a flavour of her indomitability. Her day-to-day job after all is working out how to convince 100 experts to do what she wants.

She says, "maybe it's being an only child: you want to bring people together and create this big family feeling, I don't know what it is but I always gravitated towards organising."

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2014.


SUN 10:45 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b00mcxcs)
Series 1

The Dodo

The dodo is the caricature of extinction.

This turkey-sized flightless pigeon lived on a remote island and was slaughtered by seafarers for its meat. The same fate has met other flightless species.

Can we learn this lesson from history?

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 September 2009.


SUN 11:00 The Moth Radio Hour (m0018x7c)
Series 13

Regrets, I've Had A Few

True stories told live in the USA: Sarah Austin Jenness introduces stories dealing with regret, where hindsight is always 20/20.

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 2020.


SUN 11:50 Inheritance Tracks (b0648kk8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:10 today]


SUN 12:00 Poetry Extra (m0018x7f)
Adventures in Poetry - Ode to The West Wind

Daljit Nagra revisits the BBC's poetry archive and selects Adventures in Poetry - Ode to the West Wind as Duncan Wu explores the impact and resonance of Shelley's great poem with contributions from Paul Foot, Claire Tomalin, Howard Brenton, Allen Ginsberg, Alice Arnold, F.R. Leavis, Christine Wilder, Tony Targett.

Produced by Sara Davies

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1999.


SUN 12:30 Natalie Haynes Stands Up for the Classics (b0910n6s)
Series 3

Lucian

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 standing up in the name of Greek writer Lucian. Expect to hear about the possible origins of 'The Life of Brian', the possible inspiration for Mickey Mouse and a trip to the moon about a thousand years before NASA.

With special guests:

Professor Edith Hall
Writer and broadcaster Matthew Sweet.

Producer: Mary Ward-Lowery

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2017.


SUN 13:00 The Warlow Experiment by Alix Nathan (Omnibus) (m0007c9y)
Episode 2

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?

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

Read by Robert Glenister.

Producer: Karen Rose

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


SUN 14:10 Inheritance Tracks (b04khrzx)
Trevor Nunn

Theatre director Trevor Nunn inherits the Paul Temple radio theme, and passes on 'All You Need Is Love' by the Beatles.


SUN 14:20 Curious Under the Stars (b0bhfhkf)
Series 5 (Omnibus)

When Gareth is pushed off the harbour wall, he finds himself face-to-face with a mermaid.

Continuing series of the magical drama set in Glan Don, a mysterious village perched on the wild Welsh coast.

Omnibus of five parts written by Alan Harris.

Gareth .... Elis James
Diane .... Emma Sidi
Emlyn .... Ifan Huw Dafydd
Megan .... Gwyneth Keyworth
Guto .... John Weldon

Series created by Meic Povey

Directed by James Robinson and Nigel Lewis

A BBC Cymru Wales production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in September 2018.


SUN 15:30 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.

So 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 also 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.


SUN 16:00 Melissa Murray - The Inheritance (b0075gsn)
Simone has been shunned by her family - since she went on a TV programme and revealed that she's gay.

Now, seriously ill with leukaemia, her only hope is a bone marrow transplant from a close relative.

But will anyone in her estranged family help her?

Stars Kate Buffery and Stella Gonet.

Written by Melissa Murray.

Simone .... Kate Buffery
Claire ... Stella Gonet
Imelda ... Carolyn Pickles
Peter ... Roger Allam
Derek .... Charles Simpson
Nurse/Laura ...Priyanga Alan
Doctor/Mark ....David Allister
Joan .... Amelia Taylor
Gary/Waiter ... Ben Crowe

Director: Cherry Cookson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1999.


SUN 17:00 Poetry Extra (m0018x7f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 today]


SUN 17:30 Natalie Haynes Stands Up for the Classics (b0910n6s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 today]


SUN 18:00 Fear on 4 (b00c8zsz)
Series 3

5. The Edge

The Man in Black reveals how success turned sour has led Thomas towards the edge - both physically and mentally.

A series of nerve-tinglers from Fear on 4.

Written by John Piirto.

Tommy Barrow …. Gareth Armstrong
Meg Barrow …. Melinda Walker
Ned Leach …. Vincent Brimble
Simms/Teacher …. Gary Todd
Davina Barrow …. Sian Jenkins
Headmaster …. Andrew Wincott
Jeffrey Barrow …. Alistair White
Miss Green …. Tara Dominic
Boss …. Fraser Kerr
The Man in Black …. Edward de Souza

Producer: Gerry Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1991.


SUN 18:30 Night Terrace (m0008pqd)
Series 2

5. Ancient History

Anastasia and Sue are fed up with Eddie making their adventures difficult.

At least he can’t get them into trouble in a peaceful part of ancient Europe… Or can he?

If only they’d paid more attention in history class! As tension between the housemates reaches boiling point, will any of them notice that something weirder than usual is going on?

Sci-fi comedy starring Neighbours’ Jackie Woodburne.

Written by Ben McKenzie

Jackie Woodburne ....... Anastasia Black
Ben McKenzie .............Eddie Jones
Petra Elliott ............Sue Denholm
Brianna Williams ....... Korisa
Adam Samuel....... Gamwulf
Vernogenos ....... Dave Lamb
Gesataia ....... Amanda Buckley
King Caturix ....... Dave Callan

Additional parts played by:

llan Carey
Tony Flynn
Daniel Sullivan
Kevin Powe
Andrew Hansen

Music by David Ashton

Producer: Ben McKenzie and John Richards

A Splendid Chaps Production.


SUN 19:00 The Moth Radio Hour (m0018x7c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 19:50 Inheritance Tracks (b0648kk8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:10 today]


SUN 20:00 Melissa Murray - The Inheritance (b0075gsn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 today]


SUN 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b07l5ftq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


SUN 21:45 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b00mcxcs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today]


SUN 22:00 Natalie Haynes Stands Up for the Classics (b0910n6s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 today]


SUN 22:30 The Guns of Adam Riches (b01qwj0j)
Series 1

The Third Pole

Adam Riches tells the story of Martin, an audience member from London.

He started the evening as an unsuspecting software developer, but ended it as the greatest explorer ever to walk the earth.

As Martin battles to be the first man to reach the "Third Pole", he is faced by many challenges, including a rival team of Norwegians, led inexplicably by the German filmmaker, Werner Herzog.

Written by Adam Riches.

With:

Cariad Lloyd
Jim Johnson
Simon Yadoo.

Producers: Simon Mayhew-Archer & Rupert Majendie.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2013.


SUN 23:00 The Hudson and Pepperdine Show (m0018x7h)
Series 4

Jon Plowman Show

Do the bright lights of television beckon for Mel and Vicki?

Written by and starring Mel Hudson and Vicki Pepperdine.

With:

Martin Hyder
Jim North

Additional material by Paul Kerensa, Rhodri Crooks, Jim North, Danny Robins and Dan Tetsell

Music by Richie Webb

Producer: Chris Neill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2005.


SUN 23:30 Six Degrees of John Sessions (b0b01lxn)
Series 1

Episode 2

From Mel Gibson to Jimmy Nail via O‘Toole and Kerensky

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 2018.


SUN 23:45 Bunk Bed (m0004f4y)
Series 6

Benjamin Zephaniah

Late at night, in the dark and in a bunk bed, your tired mind can wander away from the hurly burly of the day.

Peter Curran and Patrick Marber are joined on a mattress by poet Benjamin Zephaniah.

Benjamin reveals how he nearly took a job writing verses for a Greetings card company and shares the fallout from a disastrous appearance on Mastermind.

Producer: Peter Curran

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



MONDAY 04 JULY 2022

MON 00:00 Fear on 4 (b00c8zsz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 00:30 Night Terrace (m0008pqd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 The Warlow Experiment by Alix Nathan (Omnibus) (m0007c9y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:10 Inheritance Tracks (b04khrzx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:10 on Sunday]


MON 02:20 Curious Under the Stars (b0bhfhkf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:20 on Sunday]


MON 03:30 Something Old, Something New (b06flmcw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:30 on Sunday]


MON 04:00 Melissa Murray - The Inheritance (b0075gsn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Poetry Extra (m0018x7f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 Natalie Haynes Stands Up for the Classics (b0910n6s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 Maugham's Eye View (b00m9gqx)
6. Before The Party

Kathleen Skinner thinks her sister Millicent is hiding something about her husband's death.

As they want to go to a Garden Party, the truth comes out...

Last in a series of Somerset Maugham short stories dramatised by Neville Teller.

Dirk Bogarde is the narrator.

Mrs Skinner ...... Dorothy Tutin
Millicent Skinner ...... Amanda Waring
Mr Skinner ...... Derek Waring
Kathleen Skinner ...... Caroline Strong
Harold ...... Richard McCabe
Simpson ...... Stephen Critchlow

Director: Janet Whitaker

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1996.


MON 06:30 Beau Geste (m0018x2l)
1. Brandon Abbas

A curious tale from Fort Zinderneuf in North Africa - and the fascination of three little boys with Viking funerals.

First published in 1924, PC Wren’s adventure novel about the Geste brothers – Beau, John and Digby - who all end up in the French Foreign Legion

Dramatised in six-parts by Greg Snow

Henri de Beaujolais .... Christopher Godwin
George Lawrence .... Christopher Good
Lady Brandon .... Avril Clark
Young Beau .... Jack Hodd
Young John .... Oliver Miller-Oates
Young Digby .... Jonathan Marchant-Heatley
Young Claudia .... Lily Souza
Young Isobel .... Lucy Dawson
Young Augustus .... Jonathan Shelton
Sergeant Major .... Lyndham Gregory
Hank .... Stuart Milligan
Buddy .... Christopher Ryan
Rastignac/David .... Malcolm Ward
First Soldier/Cabby .... Tom Ward

Director: Adrian Bean

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1994.


MON 07:00 Jack & Millie (b0bbr048)
Series 1

Special Lunch

Jack and Millie have a son. And Melvin has an app. And Melvin's wife Delphine has a dog. And Daniel Craig has both his eyebrows.

A Special Lunch turns into a Totteridge tale of decking, Bond, beef tomahawks and a married lifetime's-worth of verbal sparring.

Jeremy Front's comedy is about an older couple who are fully engaged with contemporary life while being at war with the absurdities of the modern world.

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.

Jack..........................Jeremy Front
Millie.......................Rebecca Front
Melvin......................Harry Peacock
Delphine..................Jenny Bede

With special guest:
Bruv............................Tayla Kovacevic-Ebong

Producer: David Tyler

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


MON 07:30 Just a Minute (m0018npr)
Series 89

A Jigsaw Puzzle, Kendal Mint Cake and Sydney Opera House

Sue Perkins challenges Paul Merton, Pippa Evans, Tony Hawks and Suzi Ruffell 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 Kendal Mint Cake to the Sydney Opera House.

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? (b007md8j)
Boys' Night In

On the eve of Bob’s marriage to Thelma, Terry's in despair over the plans for the stag night.

Starring James Bolam and Rodney Bewes.

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

Terry Collier …. James Bolam
Bob Ferris …. Rodney Bewes
Policeman …. Michael Stainton

Adapted for radio and produced by John Browell.

Audio recovered from a BBC Treasure Hunt.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1975.


MON 08:30 Flying the Flag (b007jx5g)
Series 1

Favours

The repair of the embassy typewriter plays a part in the mating of seals, the extermination of bugs and the silencing of little birds.

Starring Dinsdale Landen.

Eastern Bloc embassy sitcom written by Alex Shearer.

Ambassador Mackenzie …. Dinsdale Landen
William Frost …. Peter Acre
Helen Waterson …. Moir Leslie
Brown …. Milton Johns
Bryant …. Stuart Organ
Colonel Surikov …. Christopher Benjamin

Producer: Pete Atkin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1987.


MON 09:00 Wordaholics (b01rlmpt)
Series 2

Episode 1

Gyles Brandreth hosts the comedy panel show challenging guests to display their knowledge of words and language.

On the panel:

Comedian, Milton Jones
Comedian, Alun Cochrane
Dictionary Corner's Susie Dent
Front Row critic, Natalie Haynes.

Milton will be coining his own new fear over becoming a monk: 'cloisterphobia.
Alun's Yorkshire roots help him guess the meaning of the Polish word 'prozvonit';
Susie explains the origin of the phrase 'gingering up'.
Natalie tries to ban the word 'guesstimate'.

Writers: Jon Hunter and James Kettle.

Producer: Claire Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2013.


MON 09:30 Double Science (b013dzmw)
Field Trip

Alison takes her class to a Cumbrian wind farm, with keen colleagues Colin and Kenneth in hot pursuit.

The turmoil continues at Forresters Sixth Form College.

Written by and starring Ben Willbond and Justin Edwards.

With:

Rebecca Front
Raza Jaffrey
Margaret Cabourn-Smith.

Producer: Adam Bromley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2008.


MON 10:00 Henry James (m0000n98)
The Golden Bowl

1. Turmoil

Prince Amerigo is set to marry Maggie Verver but when Charlotte Stant walks back into his life he is thrown into turmoil.

1904 novel by Henry James tells the story of passion and betrayal.

Starring John Lynch, Luke Pasqualino and Daisy Head.

Dramatised in three parts by Linda Marshall Griffiths.

Henry James............John Lynch
Prince Amerigo......Luke Pasqualino
Maggie Verver...........Daisy Head
Adam Verver.......... Toby Jones
Fanny Assingham.......Charlotte Emmerson
Charlotte Stant.......Nathalie Emmanuel
Colonel Assingham.....Jonathan Keeble

Director: Nadia Molinari

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2018.


MON 11:00 TED Radio Hour (m0018x2p)
Series 9

Dave Eggers - Writing For a Better Future

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

Manoush Zomorodi talks with author Dave Eggers about how writing can serve as a window into multiple realities and futures.

Fiction can serve as a window into multiple realities—to imagine different futures or understand our own past. This hour, author and TED speaker Dave Eggers talks technology, education, and the healing power of writing.

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


MON 11:50 Inheritance Tracks (m0018x2r)
Grace Dent

Columnist and broadcaster Grace Dent chooses ‘Jackson’ by Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazelwood and The Human League’s ‘Being Boiled’.


MON 12:00 Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (b007md8j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 Flying the Flag (b007jx5g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 Maugham's Eye View (b00m9gqx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 Beau Geste (m0018x2l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 I Am, I Am, I Am by Maggie O'Farrell (b091swkv)
1. Neck

A memoir with a difference, subtitled: "Seventeen Brushes With Death", in which the award-winning novelist Maggie O'Farrell tells her life through a series of vignettes of her near-death experiences -- including a childhood illness she was not expected to survive; a terrifying encounter on a remote mountain path; a mismanaged labour in an understaffed hospital.

The book started out as a private project, a way for O'Farrell to help her young daughter who suffers from a serious immunology disorder, including severe eczema and allergies that can cause anaphylactic shock: "I've asked myself, when she has been very ill, how do you carry on when death is a daily possibility?"

Maggie O'Farrell is the author of seven novels, "After You'd Gone", "My Lover's Lover", "The Distance Between Us", which won a Somerset Maugham Award, "The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox", "The Hand That First Held Mine", which won the 2010 Costa Novel Award, "Instructions for the Heatwave", which was shortlisted for the 2013 Costa Novel Award, and "This Must Be The Place".

Read by Hattie Morahan

Written by Maggie O'Farrell

Abridged and produced by Kirsteen Cameron

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2017.


MON 14:15 Virginia Woolf - To the Lighthouse (b04d1kvb)
Episode 1

Virginia Woolf's landmark modernist novel based on her own early experiences and published 1927.

Intensely personal and profoundly universal; a moving portrait of family life that captures the transience of human experience.

Just before the First World War, Mr and Mrs Ramsay, their eight children and an array of guests are on the Isle of Skye for the summer. Despite Mr Ramsay's prediction of bad weather, Young James is determined to get to the Lighthouse.

Dramatised in five parts by Linda Marshall Griffiths.

Lily ..... Lyndsey Marshal
Mrs Ramsay ..... Charlotte Emmerson
James ..... Alex Starke
Mr Ramsay ..... John Lynch
Mr Tansley ..... Matthew McNulty
Prue ..... Verity-May Henry

Director: Nadia Molinari

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2014.


MON 14:30 The Howling Terror Mystery (b00tv7wz)
In July 1900, at a scenic spot near Brighton known as Devil's Dyke, an enormous megaphone sent a human voice hurtling across the South Downs.

In an era before electronic amplification or radio, this new invention fascinated and terrified local people.

Its ability to project sound over miles and miles verged on the mythical. The newspapers labelled it "The Howling Terror" and prophesied that its diabolical broadcasts would dominate the forthcoming 20th century.

And yet today the Howling Terror is forgotten.

Alan Dein resurrects its strange story.

Producer: Matthew Dodd

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2005.


MON 15:00 Henry James (m0000n98)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 Wordaholics (b01rlmpt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 16:30 Double Science (b013dzmw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


MON 17:00 Jack & Millie (b0bbr048)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 17:30 Just a Minute (m0018npr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 18:00 Doctor Who: Redacted (m0018x2t)
6. Recruits

Welcome to UNIT: the Unified Intelligence Taskforce, home to the largest collection of alien artefacts in the British Isles. Under the competent leadership of Chief Scientific Officer Dr Petronella Osgood, UNIT is prepared for any and all eventualities – including this so-called ‘blue box’, and the mysterious ‘Doctor’ behind it.

Cast:

Cleo Proctor - Charlie Craggs
Abby McPhail - Lois Chimimba
Shawna Thompson - Holly Quin-Ankrah
The Doctor - Jodie Whittaker
Petronella Osgood - Ingrid Oliver
Dr Anthony Sinclair - Karim Kronfli
Joel - Ken Cheng

Written by Ken Cheng
Additional Writing by Ella Watts
Produced and Directed by Ella Watts


MON 18:30 A Good Read (b047zk6l)
Edwina Currie and Nicholas Le Prevost

Former politician Edwina Currie and actor Nicholas Le Provost discuss some of their favourite books with Harriett Gilbert.

Edwina Currie chooses is ‘An Awfully Big Adventure’ by Beryl Bainbridge. A tale of backstage intrigue and loss of innocence in a Liverpool theatre in 1950. For Edwina it brings not just joy and razor-sharp writing, but personal memories of her home town after the war. Published by Abacus.

Nicholas Le Provost chooses ‘The Priory’ by Dorothy Whipple. This soap-opera-like story of a crumbling manor house and its eccentric inhabitants, struggling with the fallout of the depression, was written under the looming shadow of World War II. It's characters, atmosphere, and its depiction of women’s lives have made it a firm favourite for Nicholas. Published by Persephone Books.

Harriett Gilbert chooses ‘Lolita in Tehran’ by Azar Nafisi. A memoir which melds the politics of post-revolution Iran with unusual perspectives on western literary classics, it tells the story of a female academic, expelled from her university for refusing to wear the veil, who sets up a book club at her home. Published by Harper Perennial.

Producer: Melvin Rickarby

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2014.


MON 19:00 Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (b007md8j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 Flying the Flag (b007jx5g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 Maugham's Eye View (b00m9gqx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 Beau Geste (m0018x2l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 TED Radio Hour (m0018x2p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:50 Inheritance Tracks (m0018x2r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:50 today]


MON 22:00 Just a Minute (m0018npr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 Rubbish (b00770sz)
Series 1

Chilling

Martin is horrified to hear that certain individuals are doing despicable things to council waste bins.

He makes the mistake of lying in-wait for them with community ranger Matt Jessop.

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

Martin ...... Reece Dinsdale
Matt ...... Robert Wilfort
Sarah ...... Nicola Walker
Andrea ...... Susie Donkin
Barney ...... James Lance
Barry ...... James Lance

Producer: Claire Bartlett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2006.


MON 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (m00195gz)
Tom Skelton 1/2

From 10pm until midnight, seven days a week, The Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. And tonight, Jake Yapp chats to Tom Skelton.


MON 23:00 Dead Ringers (m0018p1n)
Series 22

Episode 3

In a week of bleak headlines, Huw Edwards is forced into making the news a little less gloomy. Priti Patel reveals an innovative new way for the government to blame others for its mistakes.

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

The episode is written by: Nev Fountain & Tom Jamieson, Laurence Howarth, Ed Amsden & Tom Coles, Edward Tew, Cody Dahler, Robert Dark.

Produced and created by Bill Dare
Production Co-ordinator: Caroline Barlow


MON 23:30 The Ape That Got Lucky (b0080nk7)
Social Development

The real story of the human brain.

According to scientists, it’s developed to help us cope with our unpleasantly complicated social lives.

A spoof exploration of the fascinating subject of human evolution.

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 05 JULY 2022

TUE 00:00 Doctor Who: Redacted (m0018x2t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 A Good Read (b047zk6l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 Maugham's Eye View (b00m9gqx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 Beau Geste (m0018x2l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 I Am, I Am, I Am by Maggie O'Farrell (b091swkv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:15 Virginia Woolf - To the Lighthouse (b04d1kvb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 The Howling Terror Mystery (b00tv7wz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 Henry James (m0000n98)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 Wordaholics (b01rlmpt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:30 Double Science (b013dzmw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 Jack & Millie (b0bbr048)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 Just a Minute (m0018npr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 P Division (b007jx5x)
Condition Purple

Episode 1

Chief Inspector Donoghue's men are on the case when the body of a prostitute is found in Blythswood Square - in the heart of Glasgow's prosperous business quarter.

Published in 1989, this is Peter Turnbull's sixth P Division novel about his Glaswegian cops.

Dramatised in four parts by Stephen Mulrine.

DC King …. John Buick
Diana …. Kay Gallie
DCI Donoghue …. Martin Cochrane
Dr Reynolds …. Gerard Slevin
Hazel …. Anne Marie Timoney
WPC Elka Willems …. Ann Louise Ross
Karen …. Gaylie Runciman
DS Ray Sussock …. Ralph Riach
Dino …. Alexander Morton

Produced at BBC Glasgow by Hamish Wilson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1993.


TUE 06:30 Beau Geste (m0018xc4)
2. The Blue Water

The Blue Water sapphire disappears. Beau and his brothers are implicated but who is the real culprit?

Beau .... David Lumsden
Digby .... Scott Cherry
John .... Michael Lumsden
Lady Brandon .... Avril Clark
Augustus .... Antony Howes
Chaplain/Pawnbroker/Policeman .... John Evitts
Isobel .... Oona Beeson
Claudia .... Beverly Foster
Colonel .... John Church
Recruiting Officer .... Malcolm Ward
David .... Malcolm Ward
Ticket collector .... Tom Bevan

PC Wren’s adventure novel about the three Geste brothers – Beau, John and Digby - who separately sign-up to the French Foreign Legion following the theft of a valuable jewel from a relative’s country house. Set prior to World War 1, it was first published in 1924.

Dramatised by Greg Snow.

Director: Adrian Bean

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1994.


TUE 07:00 Ayres on the Air (b01c6s6k)
Series 2

The Old Days

Pam Ayres looks back to those 'good old days' in verse and sketches - including imperial versus metric and her dad's woollen swimming costume.

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 (m0018nv5)
Series 1

The Wolves of Finsbury Park

Phil Le Tramp is desperately trying to convince Andrew and Gabriella that they need to do something about the magical portal in their front room. Unfortunately Gabriella has a pub to open, and Andrew is busy with their day job as a delivery driver in the deadly outer zone (the suburbs). Will they get back in time to perform at the opening night gig? And will Pad reveal their dark secret to the world? Wait and see you itchy little frogs... Wait and see...
With Andrew O'Neil, Phil Nichol, Sanjeev Kohli, Jen Brister, Sami Abu Wardeh, Toby Haydoke, Carly Smallman, Joel Trill, Lucy Pearman and Ellie Dobing. Narrated by Alan Moore.

Written by Andrew O'Neill and Tom De Ville
Produced by Alison Vernon-Smith
A Yada-Yada Audio Production.


TUE 08:00 The Goon Show (b007xt2f)
Series 6

The Case of the Missing CD Plates

Mown down and flattened, frustrated Neddie Seagoon falls foul of diplomatic immunity.

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

Starring:
Peter Sellers
Harry Secombe
Spike Milligan

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

With the Ray Ellington Quartet and Max Geldray.

Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott.

Announcer: Wallace Greenslade

Producer: Peter Eton

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in October 1955.


TUE 08:30 Home Again (m0004xw3)
The Family Gathering

As suddenly as he disappeared, Fulton Jones returns to his family – wife Margaret and children Rosie and Martin.

He went to the newsagent to buy matches 20 years before and, bold as brass, waltzes back assuming his role as father figure once more.

Margaret is perplexed, whilst Rosie and Martin are furious with him.

Sitcom by Peter Tinniswood.

Fulton ...... Robin Bailey
Margaret ...... Doreen Mantle
Rosie ...... Liz Goulding
Martin ...... David Troughton
Ernest ...... Christopher Benjamin

Producer: Griff Rhys Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1980.


TUE 09:00 Dead Ringers (m0018p1n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:30 Change at Oglethorpe (b007jzwk)
The Thin Controller

David Clare, Oglethorpe’s new Station Master, has got off to a bad start - falling through the cafe window, being shot at and attacked by a prize ferret - but things look likely to get a lot worse when he tries to sack Rocket...

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

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

Other parts played by Tessa Worsley, John Hartley and Jonathan Keeble.

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in December 1995.


TUE 10:00 Henry James (m0000r6x)
The Golden Bowl

2. Staying Close

Charlotte's marriage to Adam Verver allows her to stay close to her former lover the Prince Amerigo.

Passionate tale of love, betrayal and possession written by Henry James

Henry James........John Lynch
Charlotte Stant........Nathalie Emmanuel
Prince Amerigo.......Luke Pasqualino
Fanny Assingham........Charlotte Emmerson
Maggie Verver........Daisy Head
Adam Verver......Toby Jones
Colonel Assingham/Butler.........Jonathan Keeble

Dramatised by Linda Marshall Griffiths

Directed by Nadia Molinari

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2018.


TUE 11:00 Archive on 4 (m00066xk)
The Age of Emulsion: with Laurence Llewelyn Bowen

Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen explores the social history of DIY home improvements, from Chintz to Changing Rooms and beyond.

The Age of Emulsion is a story about our changing attitudes to housing, consumerism, national identity, sense of individuality, class, politics, and relationships between the sexes.

Starting from the 1950s, Laurence draws on the rich TV and radio archive to show how DIY went from being a necessity after the Second World War, to a wholesome leisure activity, and a fully-blown national obsession.

What’s clear is that TV and radio played a pivotal role. Britain’s first hardboard hero was Barry Bucknell whose Do It Yourself TV series launched in 1956, attracting 7 million viewers. Magazines like Practical Householder advertised tools but also a modern lifestyle to go with it.

Over the next 50 years, TV and magazines would teach us practical skills and democratise interior design - from distressing, to rag rolling and stencilling. In the 90s, DIY became the new rock and roll, as reality makeover shows combined emotion AND emulsion. But what does our attitude say about us now? As DIY retailers struggle and millennials are blamed for their lack of skills, is this the end of the Age of Emulsion?

Laurence also sets two of his favourite interior decorating challenges to novice DIYers Mae-Li Evans and Calum Lynn.

Producer: Victoria Ferran
Exec Producer: Susan Marling

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


TUE 12:00 The Goon Show (b007xt2f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 Home Again (m0004xw3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 P Division (b007jx5x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 Beau Geste (m0018xc4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 I Am, I Am, I Am by Maggie O'Farrell (b092qh8k)
2. Cerebellum

Maggie O'Farrell's startling memoir, in which the bestselling author recounts her life through a series of near-death experiences.

The book started out as a private project, a way for O'Farrell to help her young daughter who suffers from a serious immunology disorder, including severe eczema and allergies that can cause anaphylactic shock: "I've asked myself, when she has been very ill, how do you carry on when death is a daily possibility?"

In this episode, O'Farrell recalls the moment at which, aged eight, she woke up to find the world 'looked completely different': she'd contracted encephalitis, an illness that continues to have an impact upon her life.

Reader: Hattie Morahan

Writer: Maggie O'Farrell

Abridger: Kirsteen Cameron

Producer: Kirsteen Cameron

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2017.


TUE 14:15 Virginia Woolf - To the Lighthouse (b04d4cq1)
Episode 2

The Ramsays holiday with their eight children and assorted guests in their summer house in the Hebrides.

Mrs Ramsay believes that everyone should marry; but while young painter Lily Briscoe has other ideas, down on the beach Minta is on the brink of a moment that will change her whole life.

Virginia Woolf's landmark modernist novel based on her own early experiences and published 1927.

Dramatised by Linda Marshall Griffiths.

Paul ..... Ben Lamb
Minta ..... Olivia Hallinan
Mrs Ramsay ..... Charlotte Emmerson
James ..... Alex Starke
Mr Bankes ..... Andonis Anthony
Lily ..... Lyndsey Marshal
Cam .....Talia Barnett

Director: Nadia Molinari

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2014.


TUE 14:30 The Disappearing Art of the Mix Tape (b00cj8d8)
The home made compilation cassette was a distillation of its maker's character and emotion

Let's face it: kids with MP3s don't know they're born; they'll never grasp the art of crafting a mix tape. It's something personal, the musical expression of a generation...

The cassette age was a temporary window in which the art form of the bedroom briefly shone. Nothing says I love you like spending five hours in front of a tape deck and record player, wearing out the pause button and your stylus. Summing up your emotions through the strictly limited vocabulary of a small pile of records and what you could steal off Radio 1's chart show. But the tape could communicate so much more than romantic intentions. The tape for a new friend explains what kind of person you want to be, the mix for an old and distant friend tells them the person you have become in their absence.

But the download has killed off the cassette - now everyone has access to an almost infinite record collection and playlists can be of unlimited length. Writer, broadcaster and former NME journalist, David Quantick celebrates that art form.We hear from compilation makers including novelist Iain Banks and poet Simon Armitage and hear some of their favourite mix tape tracks.

A professor of medieval history tells us how he had sustained a 30 year friendship with an HMV store manager by exchanging tapes every month. And Elbow's Guy Garvey explains how his sister Becky inspired his musical career with the many cassettes she compiled for him...

Producer: Rachel Ross

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2008.


TUE 15:00 Henry James (m0000r6x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 The 3rd Degree (m0007qbm)
Series 9

University of Brighton

A lively and funny quiz show, hosted by Steve Punt, where a team of three University students take on a team of three of their professors.

Coming this week from the University of Brighton, the specialist subjects include Biomedical Sciences, Marketing and History and Globalization.

Questions range from Chinese state infrastructure to the heraldic name for a squirrel via Trypanosoma and tzatziki.

Its funny, fresh, and not a little bit surprising, with a truly varied range of scores, friendly rivalry, and moments where students wished they had more than just glanced at that reading list.

Producer: David Tyler

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


TUE 16:30 Change at Oglethorpe (b007jzwk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


TUE 17:00 Ayres on the Air (b01c6s6k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 17:30 Damned Andrew (m0018nv5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 18:00 Doctor Who: Redacted (m0018xc7)
7. Requiem

Heartbroken by Abby’s betrayal, Shawna and Cleo keep up the investigation. Going through Abby’s notes leads them to something called the Requiem Group – an online support group for “those who’ve lost somebody.” But who is the mysterious Requiem, and why won’t she turn on her camera?

Cast:

Cleo Proctor - Charlie Craggs
Abby McPhail - Lois Chimimba
Shawna Thompson - Holly Quin-Ankrah
The Doctor - Jodie Whittaker
Requiem - Doon Mackichan
Petronella Osgood - Ingrid Oliver
Nana Thompson - Clare Perkins

Additional Voices - Karim Kronfli, Siena Kelly, Kieran Hodgson, Natasha Hodgson, Ken Cheng and Ambika Mod.

Written by Àjoké Ibironke and Juno Dawson
Additional Writing by Ella Watts
Produced and Directed by Ella Watts


TUE 18:20 Inheritance Tracks (b088sgl8)
Ben Fogle

Adventurer, writer and broadcaster Ben Fogle chooses 'Flash Bang Wallop' sung by Tommy Steele, and 'It's Tricky' by Run DMC.


TUE 18:30 Soul Music (b08q6181)
Series 24

Waterloo Sunset

Waterloo Sunset by The Kinks was released in 1967.

Soul Music hears the poignant, thoughtful and life-changing memories of those who love it.

Childhood holidays were an escape from bullying for John Harvey. He describes the unforgettable moment when he heard Waterloo Sunset for the first time, on the radio, in 1967. Getting to know the music of The Kinks, and finding out about the character of its lead singer, Ray Davies, shaped and coloured his life from then on.

Allison Moore Adams is an American who married Vernon, a Brit. Waterloo Sunset was sung at his bedside following a terrible road accident. The painting used to illustrate this edition of Soul Music is of Vernon and Allison on Waterloo Bridge. It's by Allison's friend, Isabelle Logie, who also sang to Vernon in hospital.

Christopher Young used to work in mental health. For him, the lyrics of Waterloo Sunset symbolise the isolation that many people feel.

Professor Allan Moore, a musicologist, discusses why this beautiful pop song works so well.

Producer: Karen Gregor

First brodacast on BBC Radio 4 in 2017.


TUE 19:00 The Goon Show (b007xt2f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 Home Again (m0004xw3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 P Division (b007jx5x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 Beau Geste (m0018xc4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 Archive on 4 (m00066xk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 22:00 Damned Andrew (m0018nv5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 The Nick Revell Show (b007k1n0)
Series 2

Homeless

Nick is a struggling writer in his mid-thirties who speaks to his geraniums. They, meanwhile, watch on and take stock of his mishaps.

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

With:

Alistair McGowan
Doon MacKichan
Brian Bowles
Charles McKeown
Gabrielle Cowburn

Producer: Ioan Magnusson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1993.


TUE 23:00 The Big Booth (b007k32y)
Series 2: The Big Booth Too

Episode 2

Boothby stays the night in a haunted Scottish castle.

More guitar-flavoured songs and surreal laughs from Boothby Graffoe.

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

Special guest: singer-songwriter Robyn Hitchcock.

Written by Boothby Graffoe and Dave Thompson.

Producer: Julia McKenzie

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2001.


TUE 23:30 I've Never Seen Star Wars (b00yz3hs)
Series 3

Kate Adie

Kate Adie has a reputation for fearless BBC reporting from wars zones, riots and natural disasters. But, of all things, she has a mild fear of porridge.

Marcus Brigstocke helps Kate to overcome this fear for the very first time, and has a small taste of the traditional breakfast food.

She tries some other things entirely new to her too - yoga, the TV series The Sopranos, bingo and reading Swallows and Amazons.

Created and produced by Bill Dare.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2011.



WEDNESDAY 06 JULY 2022

WED 00:00 Doctor Who: Redacted (m0018xc7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:20 Inheritance Tracks (b088sgl8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:20 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 Soul Music (b08q6181)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 P Division (b007jx5x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 Beau Geste (m0018xc4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 I Am, I Am, I Am by Maggie O'Farrell (b092qh8k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday]


WED 02:15 Virginia Woolf - To the Lighthouse (b04d4cq1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Tuesday]


WED 02:30 The Disappearing Art of the Mix Tape (b00cj8d8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 Henry James (m0000r6x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 The 3rd Degree (m0007qbm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:30 Change at Oglethorpe (b007jzwk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 Ayres on the Air (b01c6s6k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 Damned Andrew (m0018nv5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 P Division (b007jx62)
Condition Purple

Episode 2

The police post-mortem has shown that prostitute, Stephanie Craigellachie had an 'I belong to Dino' tattoo. But who is Dino and what did he have to do with her murder?

Peter Turnbull's story about his Glaswegian cops dramatised by Stephen Mulrine.

DCI Donoghue …. Martin Cochrane
DS Ray Sussock …. Ralph Riach
Karen …. Gaylie Runciman
DC King …. John Buick
DC Montgomery …. Frank Gallagher
Tuesday Noon …. Alex McAvoy
Mr Keyes …. Robert Trotter
Mrs Olive Keyes …. Kay Gallie
WPC Elka Willems …. Ann Louise Ross
Dino …. Alexander Morton

Produced at BBC Glasgow by Hamish Wilson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1993.


WED 06:30 Beau Geste (m0018x6m)
3. The Legionnaires

John follows Beau and Digby to Paris and joins the Foreign Legion. But will he ever see his brothers again?

CAST:

Beau .... David Lumsden
John .... Michael Lumsden
Digby .... Scott Cherry
Colonel .... John Church
Recruiting Sergeant/Guard/Cook .... Malcolm Ward
Sergeant .... John Baddeley
Boldini .... Nigel Anthony
Hank .... Stuart Milligan
Buddy .... Christopher Ryan
Quartermaster .... Lyndam Gregory
Vogue .... Tom Bevan

PC Wren’s adventure novel about the three Geste brothers – Beau, John and Digby - who separately sign-up to the French Foreign Legion following the theft of a valuable jewel from a relative’s country house. Set prior to World War 1, it was first published in 1924.

Dramatised by Greg Snow.

Director: Adrian Bean

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1994.


WED 07:00 Boswell's Lives (b0741lv3)
Series 2

Boswell's Life of Muhammad Ali

Banned from boxing and in the wilderness, can Boswell help Muhammad Ali out of it and make The Greatest – Greatester?

Jon Canter’s sitcom sees James Boswell become a time-travelling biographer - doing for other celebrities what he did for Dr Johnson.

James Boswell ..... Miles Jupp
Muhammad Ali ..... Lenny Henry
Boxing Commentator ..... Ewan Bailey

Producer: Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2016.


WED 07:30 Heresy (m0018p6f)
Series 12

Episode 6

Victoria Coren Mitchell presents another edition of the show which dares to commit heresy. This week with Jo Bunting, Josh Widdicombe and Alex Horne.

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 (b007jp9g)
Series 6

The Childhood Sweetheart

The Lad sets off for a romantic reunion pledged 25 years before.

Starring Tony Hancock.

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

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 October 1959.


WED 08:30 No Commitments (b007jn5w)
Series 5

Surprise, Surprise

Roger plans to surprise wife Victoria, but her sister Anna is not so sure.

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

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 (b00dvngt)
Series 8

Seamus Heaney

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

Team captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh are joined by Sue Limb and Andrew Motion.

Author of the week is Seamus Heaney.

Reader: Beth Chalmers

Producer: Katie Marsden

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2008.


WED 09:30 Odd Balls (b0076008)
Emma Harper: Tussles in a Theme Village

Ex-headmistress Emma Harper writes a column for a village newspaper. But when she's poached by the local radio station, her gossip programme causes controversy, anger and revenge...

One of four character based comedies by Don Howarth.

Emma ...... Marcia Warren
Vicar ...... Geoff Holman
Sid ...... David Holt
Mrs Cowley ...... Sara Coward
Mr Mole ...... Ian Brooker
Ms Spratt ...... Sharon Muircroft
Major Drum ...... Robert Uster

Director: Julie Beckett

Producer: Sue Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2001.


WED 10:00 Henry James (m0000stt)
The Golden Bowl

3. Betrayal

As Prince Amerigo and Charlotte's betrayal is exposed, everything changes for Maggie.

Conclusion of Henry James's classic story from 1904.

Dramatised by Linda Marshall Griffiths.

Henry James..........John Lynch
Maggie Verver.........Daisy Head
Fanny Assingham........Charlotte Emmerson
Prince Amerigo.........Luke Pasqualino
Charlotte Stant.........Nathalie Emmanuel
Adam Verver.........Toby Jones
Colonel Assingham/shopkeeper........Jonathan Keeble

Director: Nadia Molinari

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2018.


WED 11:00 Dr John Cooper Clarke: Complete Control (m0007d69)
2. Crypts

Dr John Cooper Clarke has landed in your radio, and he is in Complete Control:

The poet, rock star, radio DJ, comedian and cultural icon has got the keys to BBC Radio 4 Extra with his first pick of the BBC radio archives:

* A chilling drama starring the screen legends Vincent Price and Peter Cushing

* A reading of Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Black Cat' by film star James Stewart

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 in Complete Control for this thee-part journey.

Producer: Luke Doran

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra in November 2015


WED 11:50 Inheritance Tracks (b0648kk8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:10 on Sunday]


WED 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jp9g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 No Commitments (b007jn5w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 P Division (b007jx62)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 Beau Geste (m0018x6m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 I Am, I Am, I Am by Maggie O'Farrell (b092qhgc)
3. Abdomen

Hattie Morahan reads Maggie O'Farrell's startling memoir, in which the bestselling author recounts her life through a series of near-death experiences.

The book started out as a private project, a way for O'Farrell to help her young daughter who suffers from a serious immunology disorder, including severe eczema and allergies that can cause anaphylactic shock: "I've asked myself, when she has been very ill, how do you carry on when death is a daily possibility?"

In this episode, O'Farrell remembers the difficult birth of her first son and the impact that a stranger's compassionate gesture had on her while doctors worked hard to save her life in the operating theatre.

Reader: Hattie Morahan

Writer: Maggie O'Farrell

Abridger: Kirsteen Cameron

Producer: Kirsteen Cameron

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2017.


WED 14:15 Virginia Woolf - To the Lighthouse (b04d4lbm)
Episode 3

The Ramsays are on holiday with their eight children and assorted guests in their summer house in the Hebrides.

The family host a dinner party but Paul and Minta are not back from the beach and Mr Ramsay finds it difficult to conceal his impatience.

Virginia Woolf's landmark modernist novel based on her own early experiences and published 1927.

Dramatised by Linda Marshall Griffiths.

Mr Ramsay .... John Lynch
Mrs Ramsay ..... Charlotte Emmerson
Lily ..... Lyndsey Marshal
Mr Tansley ..... Matthew McNulty
Minta ..... Olivia Hallinan
Paul ..... Ben Lamb
Cam .....Talia Barnett
James ..... Alex Starke

Director: Nadia Molinari

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2014.


WED 14:30 Laverne in the Willows (b071vlmg)
Lauren Laverne has long been a firm fan of Kenneth Grahame's classic children's book 'The Wind in the Willows', in particular that most sparky of characters Mr. Toad, whose desire to have everything and anything new makes him such a vibrant fore-runner of the modern consumer.

Lauren sets about telling the story of the book and its creator, Kenneth Grahame, who came up with the adventures of Mole, Ratty and friends as bedtime stories for his headstrong young son Alistair - thought by many to be the model for Mr. Toad himself. Along the way Lauren will visit the school that once was home to the Grahame family, and where he turned the stories into the book we're now so familiar with.

She'll also hear from the author of the 'How to Train Your Dragon' series of books, Cressida Cowell, about her own love of 'Wind in the Willows', as well as Tom Moorhouse, an Oxford University Ecologist who is writing a series of sequels to Grahame's classic tale.

Producer: Geoff Bird

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2016.


WED 15:00 Henry James (m0000stt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 The Write Stuff (b00dvngt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


WED 16:30 Odd Balls (b0076008)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


WED 17:00 Boswell's Lives (b0741lv3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 17:30 Heresy (m0018p6f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 18:00 Doctor Who: Redacted (m0018x6p)
8. Ghosts

Cleo gets a call from her mum. After what happened to Jordan, she doesn’t want to wait around and risk losing someone else. So it’s time to go back to the Powell Estate where she grew up. Meanwhile, Abby and Osgood are watching the world get much, much quieter…

Cast:

Cleo Proctor - Charlie Craggs
Abby McPhail - Lois Chimimba
Shawna Thompson - Holly Quin-Ankrah
Madame Vastra - Doon Mackichan
Monica Proctor - Sarah Thom
Jordan Proctor - Jacob Hawley

Additional Voices - Kieran Hodgson, Siena Kelly, Karim Kronfli, Ambika Mod and Pip Gladwin.

Written by Doris V. Sutherland
Additional Writing by Juno Dawson and Ella Watts
Produced and Directed by Ella Watts


WED 18:20 Inheritance Tracks (b09sn83t)
Sharleen Spiteri

Lead singer of Texas, Sharleen Spiteri, chooses 'Rock the Casbah' by The Clash and 'These Boots Are Made For Walking' by Nancy Sinatra.


WED 18:30 How Tickled Am I? (b00f670x)
Series 3

Harry Worth

Harry Worth worked as a miner in Barnsley before his talent for comedy came to the fore during the Second World War.

On seeing his act as a less-than-convincing ventriloquist, Stan Laurel advised him to "ditch the dummy". Harry never looked back. His gently dithering characterisations charmed the nation on both radio and TV.

Mark Radcliffe looks back at the life and career of Harry Worth.

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 (b007jp9g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 No Commitments (b007jn5w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 P Division (b007jx62)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 Beau Geste (m0018x6m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 Dr John Cooper Clarke: Complete Control (m0007d69)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 21:50 Inheritance Tracks (b0648kk8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:10 on Sunday]


WED 22:00 Heresy (m0018p6f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 Flight of the Conchords (b007k0zr)
Suzanne

The Kiwi band's future is threatened when Bret goes on a date

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
Emma Kennedy

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 (b007jwwz)
8. From 20th Century Wars to Twiggy

From 20th Century Wars to Twiggy.

Concluding 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 (m0018x6r)
Series 2

Episode 8

Liam goes on a date with a fish called Winda and has a cosmic experience. Anton must bring him back down to earth to host a party.

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

Anton .... ...Sean Foley
Liam .........Hamish McColl
Other parts played by Tracy Ann Oberman and Shaun Prendergast.

Director: Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2000.


WED 23:30 Dave Podmore (b007wzp2)
Dave Podmore's Cricket Night

Episode 3

There's uproar when a Russian billionaire turns Pod's cricket ground into a supermarket, leaving Pod with divided loyalties.

Written by Christopher Douglas, Nick Newman and Andrew Nickolds.

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

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

Producer: Richard Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2004.



THURSDAY 07 JULY 2022

THU 00:00 Doctor Who: Redacted (m0018x6p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:20 Inheritance Tracks (b09sn83t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:20 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 How Tickled Am I? (b00f670x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 P Division (b007jx62)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 Beau Geste (m0018x6m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 I Am, I Am, I Am by Maggie O'Farrell (b092qhgc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:15 Virginia Woolf - To the Lighthouse (b04d4lbm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 Laverne in the Willows (b071vlmg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 Henry James (m0000stt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 The Write Stuff (b00dvngt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:30 Odd Balls (b0076008)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 Boswell's Lives (b0741lv3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 Heresy (m0018p6f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 P Division (b007jx64)
Condition Purple

Episode 3

While Dino remains as elusive as ever, the team continue their search for fresh evidence in the hunt for the killer of prostitute, Stephanie Craigellachie.

Peter Turnbull's dramatic story about his Glaswegian cops.

DCI Donoghue …. Martin Cochrane
DS Ray Sussock …. Ralph Riach
DC King …. John Buick
DC Montgomery …. Frank Gallagher
Collette …. Louise Beattie
WPC Elka Willems …. Ann Louise Ross
First Woman …. Wilma Duncan
Second Woman …. Mamie Stirling
Dino …. Alexander Morton

Dramatised by Stephen Mulrine. .

Produced at BBC Glasgow by Hamish Wilson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1993.


THU 06:30 Beau Geste (m0018xbv)
4. Peril in Africa

Now stationed in Africa, the Geste brothers face their greatest enemy, the sadistic Sergeant Major LeJaune.

Beau .... David Lumsden
John .... Michael Lumsden
Digby .... Scott Cherry
Sgt Major LeJaune .... Kenneth Cranham
Boldini .... Nigel Anthony
Hank .... Stuart Milligan
Buddy .... Christopher Ryan
Bolidar .... John Evitts
Mustapha .... Lyndam Gregory
Marls .... Barry J Gordon
Brandt .... Malcolm Ward
Dupre .... Tom Bevan
Schwartz .... James Telfer

PC Wren’s adventure novel about the three Geste brothers – Beau, John and Digby - who separately sign-up to the French Foreign Legion following the theft of a valuable jewel from a relative’s country house. Set prior to World War 1, it was first published in 1924.

Dramatised by Greg Snow.

Director: Adrian Bean

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1994.


THU 07:00 To Hull and Back (b02x8zny)
Lucy Beaumont – To Hull and Back

In November 2012, Lucy Beaumont beat over 800 other comics to be crowned the winner of the BBC New Comedy Award 2012.

For her BBC Radio 4 debut, Lucy returns to her roots and plays a hometown gig with Johnny Vegas and tribute band The Kings of Lyon at the infamous New Walton Street Club.

'Devastating comic timing' The Stage

'The next Victoria Wood in the making' Arthur Smith

Producer: Lianne Coop

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2013.


THU 07:30 Stand-Up Specials (m00092xg)
Ashley Blaker's Goyish Guide to Judaism - 2

Ashley Blaker, Britain's only ultra-Orthodox stand up comedian, returns with an insider's view of his religion. Following the success of his first guide, this is another a whistle-stop tour of Jewish life and, in particular, a very rare glimpse into the normally inaccessible world of strict Orthodox Judaism.

Ashley is already a well-known name in the Jewish community, having undertaken a number of critically acclaimed UK tours as well as performing sell-out shows in Israel, South Africa, Canada and very recently in New York. The Jewish press has described him as "the haredi Michael McIntyre".

As well as being a popular and experienced live performer, Ashley is also a comedy writer and producer for radio and TV. He was responsible for unleashing Little Britain on an unsuspecting nation on Radio 4. But, being a strict orthodox Jew, he is surely the only person who works in TV without actually owning one.

The Jerusalem Post recently described Ashley as "a walking contradiction".

The Times of Israel pointed out the astonishment his appearance can provoke: "The astonishment, of course, is that with Blaker, what you see is what you get: a skinny bearded man wearing a black suit and kippah, and sporting peyot and tzitzit of the strictly Orthodox community to which he now belongs. But this is not a uniform which he dons only for his interfaces with Jewish audiences. No, he wears this in his day job too."

Written and Presented by Ashley Blaker
Special appearance: Jon Culshaw as Jeremy Corbyn
Producer: Steve Doherty
A Giddy Goat production for BBC Radio 4


THU 08:00 Frankie Howerd (m0018xbx)
Series 3

Episode 6

Frankie reminisces about becoming a football manager.

Ably assisted by June Whitfield, Ray Fell and Chris Emmett, Francis titters and teeters through his eventful life and illustrious career as he writes his memoirs.

Written my David McKellar and David Nobbs.

Producer: David Hatch.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in December 1974.


THU 08:30 Visiting Julia (m0018xbz)
Ouch!

Julia is coming home, but only just in time.

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

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

Producer: John Tydeman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1998.


THU 09:00 The Unbelievable Truth (b09yd065)
Series 20

Episode 2

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

Richard Osman, Elis James, Sindhu Vee and Alan Davies are the panellists obliged to talk with deliberate inaccuracy on subjects as varied as Google, rugby, bananas and crabs.

Producer: Richard Turner.

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


THU 09:30 Dry Slopes (b00lvl1l)
Series 1

Families and How to Conceive Them

Friendless, jobless Angus breaks free from his sheltered-life shackles to go on a date.

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 May 1995.


THU 10:00 George Bernard Shaw - Major Barbara (b07dk01s)
1. The Mission

Barbara's mission is to save East End souls in the West Ham Salvation shelter. A tale of rich privilege and a battle of wills. All wrapped up in a romance, the return of a long lost father and a little matter of finding a foundling to carry on the Undershaftarms and gunpowder empire.

Starring Eleanor Tomlinson and Rebecca Front.

Written in 1905, George Bernard Shaw’s classic is funny, enjoyable and crafty in dividing opinion and it leaves you pondering whether anything has changed over the years.

At its heart - a simple and intriguing conflict: the struggle between arms manufacturer Andrew Undershaft and his Salvationist daughter Barbara. Can a father win his daughter's heart and mind?

All the best things about Shaw are here - the humour, the teasing paradoxical thinking and the sense of life being both absurd and deadly serious. How should people be ruled and how should they be helped? And who is really pulling the strings in the struggle for power - politicians or money?

Barbara ...... Eleanor Tomlinson
Adolphus (Dolly) ...... Jack Farthing
Lady Britomart ...... Rebecca Front
Andrew Undershaft ...... Matthew Marsh
Stephen ...... Joel MacCormack
Sarah ...... Scarlett Brookes
Charles (Cholly) ...... Kieran Hodgson
Morrison ...... Brian Protheroe
Mrs Baines ...... Susan Jameson
Jenny Hill ...... Nicola Ferguson
Bill Walker ...... Ewan Bailey
Snobby Price ...... Sargon Yelda
Rummy Mitchens ...... Adie Allen
Peter Shirley ...... Sean Baker

Concertina played by Colin Guthrie and Cornet by Peter Ringrose,

Director: Tracey Neale

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2016.


THU 11:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b07l5ftq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


THU 11:45 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b00mcxcs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]


THU 12:00 Frankie Howerd (m0018xbx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 Visiting Julia (m0018xbz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 P Division (b007jx64)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 Beau Geste (m0018xbv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 I Am, I Am, I Am by Maggie O'Farrell (b092qhtp)
4. Lungs

Hattie Morahan reads Maggie O'Farrell's startling memoir, in which the bestselling author recounts her life through a series of near-death experiences.

The book started out as a private project, a way for O'Farrell to help her young daughter who suffers from a serious immunology disorder, including severe eczema and allergies that can cause anaphylactic shock: "I've asked myself, when she has been very ill, how do you carry on when death is a daily possibility?"

In this episode, O'Farrell and her young son come close to drowning while swimming off the coast of East Africa.

Reader: Hattie Morahan

Writer: Maggie O'Farrell

Abridger: Kirsteen Cameron

Producer: Kirsteen Cameron

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2017.


THU 14:15 Virginia Woolf - To the Lighthouse (b04d4sbx)
Episode 4

With the First World War comes heartbreaking loss. Ten years pass and the Ramsays' house on the Isle of Skye remains empty and Mrs McNab the housekeeper tries in vain to keep it from falling into a state of disrepair.

Published in 1927, Virginia Woolf's landmark modernist novel explores childhood, marriage, love, loss, grief and the changing class structure in the period spanning the Great War.

Dramatised by Linda Marshall Griffiths

Lily ..... Lyndsey Marshal
Mrs McNab ..... Alexandra Mathie

Director: Nadia Molinari

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2014.


THU 14:30 Late Learners (b00vt28n)
Just a day after he resigned as Conservative Party Leader William Hague found himself on a new path: learning the piano.

So how has he fared, and how do his experiences compare with other late-starting musicians?

All is revealed as we hear about the challenges of playing the double bass at the age of 75, the bravery needed to join a school band in your retirement, and an innovative project bringing together late learners for weekly music-making.

Producer: Michael Surcombe

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2014.


THU 15:00 George Bernard Shaw - Major Barbara (b07dk01s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 The Unbelievable Truth (b09yd065)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


THU 16:30 Dry Slopes (b00lvl1l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


THU 17:00 To Hull and Back (b02x8zny)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 17:30 Stand-Up Specials (m00092xg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 18:00 Doctor Who: Redacted (m0018xc2)
9. Rescue

It’s the end of the world. Terrifying static ghosts have taken over every major city on the planet. Cleo and Shawna are running for their lives, Abby is entangled with UNIT, and Madame Vastra wants them to meet her oracle – an individual with extensive knowledge of both space and time.

Cast:

Cleo Proctor - Charlie Craggs
Abby McPhail - Lois Chimimba
Shawna Thompson - Holly Quin-Ankrah
Madame Vastra - Doon Mackichan
The Floater - Alasdair Beckett-King
Captain Chopra - Ambika Mod
Jordan Proctor - Jacob Hawley

Written by David K. Barnes
Additional Writing by Juno Dawson
Produced and Directed by Ella Watts


THU 18:20 Inheritance Tracks (b09qhqrl)
Sir David Jason OBE

Actor Sir David Jason OBE, chooses 'The Darktown Poker Club' by Phil Harris and 'Holding Back The Years' by Simply Red.


THU 18:30 Great Lives (m0001xt7)
Series 47

Suzanne O'Sullivan on Oliver Sacks

Matthew Parris meets Suzanne O'Sullivan to discuss her medical and literary hero, Oliver Sacks.

She first came across his work on a beach in Thailand, reading his famous collection of case studies, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat. Joining the discussion is Sacks' partner, the writer and photographer Bill Hayes. Together they discuss the career of a gifted medic and writer who also loved motorbikes and wild swimming. Sacks wrote another extraordinary book, Awakenings, which was made into a film starring Robin Williams and Robert de Niro.

Suzanne O'Sullivan is an Irish neurologist and award winning author.

Producer: Chris Ledgard

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2019.


THU 19:00 Frankie Howerd (m0018xbx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 Visiting Julia (m0018xbz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 P Division (b007jx64)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 Beau Geste (m0018xbv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b07l5ftq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


THU 21:45 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b00mcxcs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]


THU 22:00 Stand-Up Specials (m00092xg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 Listen Against (b016x3gn)
Series 4

Episode 2

A week of radio that never happened.

Alice Arnold and Jon Holmes rewind and mangle real programmes

Written and created by Jon Holmes

Listen Against is the comedy that takes the back off your radio and television, fiddles round with the programmes inside and then puts them all back the wrong way round.

With:

Kevin Eldon
Justin Edwards
Sarah Hadland
James Bachman
Kim Wall
David Mara

Producer: Sam Bryant.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2011.


THU 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (m00195h1)
Tom Skelton 2/2

From 10pm until midnight, seven days a week, The Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. And tonight, Jake Yapp chats to Tom Skelton.


THU 23:00 The Maltby Collection (b00mbbkh)
Series 3

Episode 2

Walter has staff to fire and a broken heart to mend, but worst of all, his wife's come back to him and seems intent on pandering to his every whim...

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 The Secret World (b03jfc4f)
Series 4

Episode 1

From Al Pacino to Jenni Murray - the show that shines a light on the private world of public people is back!

MP William Hague is at a loose end so volunteers to do some cleaning for his colleagues.

Hollywood’s Al Pacino is convinced that Jools Holland is an alien sending secret messages with his music.

It can only be the strange goings on in the impression comedy with a difference.

With

Jon Culshaw
Julian Dutton
Lewis MacLeod
Jess Robinson
Debra Stephenson
Duncan Wisbey

Written by Bill Dare, Julian Dutton and Duncan Wisbey.

Produced and created by: Bill Dare.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2013.



FRIDAY 08 JULY 2022

FRI 00:00 Doctor Who: Redacted (m0018xc2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:20 Inheritance Tracks (b09qhqrl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:20 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 Great Lives (m0001xt7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 P Division (b007jx64)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 Beau Geste (m0018xbv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 I Am, I Am, I Am by Maggie O'Farrell (b092qhtp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:15 Virginia Woolf - To the Lighthouse (b04d4sbx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 Late Learners (b00vt28n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 George Bernard Shaw - Major Barbara (b07dk01s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 The Unbelievable Truth (b09yd065)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:30 Dry Slopes (b00lvl1l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 To Hull and Back (b02x8zny)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 Stand-Up Specials (m00092xg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 P Division (b007jx68)
Condition Purple

Episode 4

As the search for Dino and Jimmy 'The Rodent' Purdue continues, Donoghue receives a report of another murder. 'P Division' closes in.

Concluding Peter Turnbull's dramatic story about his Glaswegian cops.

DCI Donoghue …. Martin Cochrane
DS Ray Sussock …. Ralph Riach
Karen …. Gaylie Runciman
DC King …. John Buick
DC Montgomery …. Frank Gallagher
Tuesday Noon …. Alex McAvoy
Mr Keyes …. Robert Trotter
Mrs Olive Keyes …. Kay Gallie
WPC Elka Willems …. Ann Louise Ross
Dino …. Alexander Morton

Dramatised by Stephen Mulrine.

Produced at BBC Glasgow by Hamish Wilson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1993.


FRI 06:30 Beau Geste (m0018xhh)
5. Fort Zinderneuf

Rumour of the Blue Water endangers Beau’s life, but he is more concerned with the simmering mutiny.

CAST:

Beau .... David Lumsden
John .... Michael Lumsden
Sgt Major LeJaune .... Kenneth Cranham
Schwartz .... James Telfer
Boldiar .... John Evitts
St Andre .... Tom Bevan
Marigny .... Clive Hill
Blanc .... David Thorpe
Guantaio .... David Richard Fox
Cordier .... John Baddeley
Maris .... Barry J Gordon
Glock .... Lyndam Gregory
Brandt .... Malcolm Ward

PC Wren’s adventure novel about the three Geste brothers – Beau, John and Digby - who separately sign-up to the French Foreign Legion following the theft of a valuable jewel from a relative’s country house. Set prior to World War 1, it was first published in 1924.

Dramatised by Greg Snow.

Director: Adrian Bean

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1994.


FRI 07:00 All Those Women (b09ppwdz)
Series 3

Episode 2

Maggie's in a flap after her free-spirited cousin Max arrives for a visit and Jen turns out to be an unexpected source of parenting wisdom for Layla.

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

All Those Women explores familial relationships, ageing, marriages - it's about life and love and things not turning out quite the way that you'd expected them to. 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
Layla ...... Katie Redford
Max ...... Vincent Franklin

Producer: Alexandra Smith

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


FRI 07:30 Stand-Up Specials (m0018wwt)
Sudden Death

Sudden Death is written by and stars the multi-talented writer/performer/producer Jon Harvey (credits include The Thick of It, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, and What On Earth? With Count Binface). It tells the story of how he embarked on the sporting odyssey of a lifetime, to see as many of the world's great sports events as possible within one year, in tribute to his late brother.

Recorded at the Midland Arts Centre, Birmingham.

Written and performed by Jon Harvey

Additional material by Laura Major

Recorded and edited by David Thomas

Produced by Ed Morrish

Executive Producer: Polly Thomas

A Naked production for BBC Radio 4


FRI 08:00 It Sticks Out Half a Mile (b007k1sl)
The Bank Loan

1948: Will a visit to the pier in Frambourne-on-Sea pour cold water on the renovation plans?

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

Arthur Wilson ...... John Le Mesurier
Frank Pike ...... Ian Lavender
Bert Hodges ...... Bill Pertwee
Miss Perkins ...... Vivienne Martin
Guthrie ...... Glynn Edwards
Mr Johnson ...... Michael Bilton

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 the characters originally created by Jimmy Perry and David Croft.

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in November 1983.


FRI 08:30 The Secret Life of Rosewood Avenue (b007k1rc)
Moving In

'What's Rosewood Avenue like? Very quiet. Very sedate. Very residential. Just the sort of place you'd feel at home in ...'

A hapless vicar discovers life behind suburbia's net curtains isn't what he expected.

Stephen Sheridan's six-part series stars James Grout.

Reverend Timothy Carswell ...... James Grout
Miss Tilling ...... Margaret Courtenay
Miss Tapp ...... Jean Heywood
Dr Warlock ...... Christopher Good
Mrs Muir ...... Sarah Thomas
Mrs Knatchbull ...... Maxine Audley
Cudlipp ...... Fraser Kerr
Mugger ...... Auriol Smith

Producer: Lissa Evans.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1991.


FRI 09:00 Whose Line Is It Anyway? (b008vnz5)
Episode 6

Clive Anderson and the famed improvisation game with Stephen Fry, John Sessions, Rory Bremner and Jon Glover.

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 February 1988.


FRI 09:30 Protesting Too Much (m0018xhk)
Episode 6

The eviction order is finally served, and battle commences - just as the 1997 general election starts.

Will the DTP play dirty?

Will Hermione find yet more parallels with Dante?

Conclusion of Kate Brooke and Sally Phillips' comedy drama series.

George Dank .... John Fortune
Hermione Dank .... Eleanor Bron
Anne Dank .... Louisa Milwood-Haigh
Robbins ....Brian Bowles
Dan .... Chris Pavlo
Skip / WPC Pierce .... Elliott Nicholls
Aurora .... Sally Phillips
Nigel / Sarge / Security Guard .... Alan Francis
John Humphrys .... as himself

Producer Jane Berthoud

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1997.


FRI 10:00 George Bernard Shaw - Major Barbara (b07ff197)
2. A Battle of Wills

While Barbara is out in the East End trying to save souls and raise money for the Salvation Army, Undershaft tells Dolly the two things neccessary for Salvation are money and gunpowder and once he's got the Army he'll have Barbara too.

Is he, as Dolly suspects, an infernal old rascal?

The conclusion of George Bernard Shaw’s classic starring Matthew Marsh and Eleanor Tomlinson.

Barbara ..... Eleanor Tomlinson
Adolphus (Dolly) ..... Jack Farthing
Andrew Undershaft ..... Matthew Marsh
Lady Britomart ..... Rebecca Front
Stephen ..... Joel MacCormack
Sarah ..... Scarlett Brookes
Charles (Cholly) ..... Kieran Hodgson
Morrison ..... Brian Protheroe
Mrs Baines ..... Susan Jameson
Jenny Hill ..... Nicola Ferguson
Bill Walker ..... Ewan Bailey
Snobby Price ..... Sargon Yelda
Man ..... Sean Baker
Woman ..... Adie Allen

Concertina played by Colin Guthrie and Cornet by Peter Ringrose.

Director: Tracey Neale.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2016.


FRI 11:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m0018xhm)
New listens for July

Chris Pearson and Scott Bryan recommend new podcast listening for July, including fresh comedy and some fascinating interview programmes.


FRI 12:00 It Sticks Out Half a Mile (b007k1sl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 The Secret Life of Rosewood Avenue (b007k1rc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 P Division (b007jx68)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 Beau Geste (m0018xhh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 I Am, I Am, I Am by Maggie O'Farrell (b092sh31)
5. Daughter

Maggie O'Farrell's startling memoir, in which the bestselling author recounts her life through a series of near-death experiences.

The book started out as a private project, a way for O'Farrell to help her young daughter who suffers from a serious immunology disorder, including severe eczema and allergies that can cause her anaphylactic shock: "I've asked myself, when she has been very ill, how do you carry on when death is a daily possibility?"

In this final episode, O'Farrell describes the challenges she and her family face trying to give her daughter as normal life a life as possible.

Reader: Hattie Morahan

Writer: Maggie O'Farrell

Abridger: Kirsteen Cameron

Producer: Kirsteen Cameron

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2017.


FRI 14:15 Virginia Woolf - To the Lighthouse (b04d4p08)
Episode 5

Ten years have passed and the Ramsays' holiday home on the Isle of Skye has remained empty.

Finally, some of the remaining Ramsay family and other guests return. Lily Briscoe revisits her unfinished painting and a trip to the Lighthouse is planned.

Virginia Woolf's landmark modernist novel of 1927, captures the transience of human experience and examines the nature of love and loss.

Mr Ramsay ..... John Lynch
Cam .....Verity-May Henry
Lily ..... Lyndsey Marshal
James ..... Henry McEntire

Dramatised by Linda Marshall Griffiths

Directed by Nadia Molinari

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2014.


FRI 14:30 My Mother's Sari (b05s3gz4)
Every morning, Dr Shahidha Bari dresses for work and travels into London on a packed tube train looking much like the people around her.

But, as the child of immigrants growing up in a Bengali Muslim household in southeast England, she has also been accustomed to wearing entirely different sorts of clothes, reflective of her particular ancestry and cultural traditions.

These days, stacks of elaborate silk saris, embroidered shawls and ornate bangles languish in a remote part of her wardrobe, now only rarely worn at weddings and religious ceremonies. But, in many ways, these are the most precious items of clothing she owns, profoundly bound up with memory and meaning, and connecting her to a life from which she has inevitably grown apart. Shahidha's most vivid recollections of her childhood are those of her mother bringing up 6 boisterous young children, always immaculately dressed in pressed and pleated saris of varied colours, textures and designs.

In this programme, Shahidha traces the story of the sari, explores how it feels to wear one and asks what it meant for women like her mother. She talks with a range of women, including broadcaster Mishal Husain and writer Monica Ali about their experiences. And she explores the powerful, painful, sometimes complicated relationships between mother and daughters, and discovers the unexpected ways in which clothing can be imprinted with feelings of nostalgia, love and loss, whichever background we come from.

Producer: Mark Rickards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2015.


FRI 15:00 George Bernard Shaw - Major Barbara (b07ff197)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 Whose Line Is It Anyway? (b008vnz5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


FRI 16:30 Protesting Too Much (m0018xhk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


FRI 17:00 All Those Women (b09ppwdz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 17:30 Stand-Up Specials (m0018wwt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 18:00 Doctor Who: Redacted (m0018xhp)
10. Salvation

Cleo’s been redacted. She finds herself in a weird, empty London full of 9 million ghosts. There’s no Abby to make plans, no Shawna to kick ass. Just Cleo and half an AS level in drama. Oh, and also this weird blue box, with a woman stepping out of it.

Cast:

Cleo Proctor - Charlie Craggs
Abby McPhail - Lois Chimimba
Shawna Thompson - Holly Quin-Ankrah
The Doctor - Jodie Whittaker
Monica Proctor - Sarah Thom
Jordan Proctor - Jacob Hawley
The Floater - Alasdair Beckett-King

Written by Juno Dawson
Produced and Directed by Ella Watts


FRI 18:30 Sounds Natural (b08yf6wv)
Frank Thornton

'Are You Being Served?' actor Frank Thornton shares his fascination for birds with Derek Jones.

The Snipe, Oriole and Towhee are among his choice of recordings from the vast BBC Sound Archives.

Produced in Bristol by John Burton.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1980.


FRI 19:00 It Sticks Out Half a Mile (b007k1sl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 The Secret Life of Rosewood Avenue (b007k1rc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 P Division (b007jx68)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 Beau Geste (m0018xhh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m0018xhm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 22:00 Stand-Up Specials (m0018wwt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 Sarah Kendall: Australian Trilogy (b0bfz5jy)
Series 2

Seventy-Three Seconds

"Good luck, bad luck, who can tell..."

The return of multi-award winning storyteller Sarah Kendall with more hilarious, gripping and moving stories.

The trilogy showcases a collection of seemingly unconnected stories and memories, which, together, combine to form a meditation on luck, survival and hindsight.

Scrolling backwards and forwards in time to different moments in her life, Sarah creates an intricate montage, demonstrating the interconnectedness of life.

In the first of three parts, Sarah shares her childhood memories of her brother's 6th birthday party, of their first pet and of her family gathering on the lawn to catch a glimpse of Halley's Comet in 1986. Plus an insight into the process of how this show came together, as Sarah watches a video of the Challenger Space Shuttle disaster.

Written by Sarah Kendall and Carl Cooper.

Producer: Carl Cooper

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

(Photo Credit: Rosalind Furlong)

Sarah's awards for series 1:

Winner: Writers' Guild Award - Best Radio Comedy
Winner: BBC Audio Drama Award - Best Scripted Comedy (Long form)
Winner: Silver ARIA Award - Best Fictional Storytelling


FRI 23:00 Mitch Benn's Crimes Against Music (b007k03f)
Series 1

Death

Death comes to us all, but for the rock star; it can be the start of a whole new career.

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 (b04wjtm3)
Series 2

War

A war poet is told that the troops prefer limericks.

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

Starring Robert Webb, Beth Chalmers, Catherine Shepherd, Steven Kynman, Abigail Burdess and Chris Pavlo.

Written by James Cary.

Producer: Adam Bromley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 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 (b047zk6l)

A Good Read 00:30 TUE (b047zk6l)

All Those Women 05:00 SAT (b09ny2yh)

All Those Women 07:00 FRI (b09ppwdz)

All Those Women 17:00 FRI (b09ppwdz)

All the World's a Globe 23:00 WED (b007jwwz)

Archive on 4 13:00 SAT (b00j5hxf)

Archive on 4 01:00 SUN (b00j5hxf)

Archive on 4 11:00 TUE (m00066xk)

Archive on 4 21:00 TUE (m00066xk)

Ayres on the Air 08:30 SAT (b01bwljh)

Ayres on the Air 07:00 TUE (b01c6s6k)

Ayres on the Air 17:00 TUE (b01c6s6k)

Ayres on the Air 05:00 WED (b01c6s6k)

Beau Geste 06:30 MON (m0018x2l)

Beau Geste 13:30 MON (m0018x2l)

Beau Geste 20:30 MON (m0018x2l)

Beau Geste 01:30 TUE (m0018x2l)

Beau Geste 06:30 TUE (m0018xc4)

Beau Geste 13:30 TUE (m0018xc4)

Beau Geste 20:30 TUE (m0018xc4)

Beau Geste 01:30 WED (m0018xc4)

Beau Geste 06:30 WED (m0018x6m)

Beau Geste 13:30 WED (m0018x6m)

Beau Geste 20:30 WED (m0018x6m)

Beau Geste 01:30 THU (m0018x6m)

Beau Geste 06:30 THU (m0018xbv)

Beau Geste 13:30 THU (m0018xbv)

Beau Geste 20:30 THU (m0018xbv)

Beau Geste 01:30 FRI (m0018xbv)

Beau Geste 06:30 FRI (m0018xhh)

Beau Geste 13:30 FRI (m0018xhh)

Beau Geste 20:30 FRI (m0018xhh)

Boswell's Lives 07:00 WED (b0741lv3)

Boswell's Lives 17:00 WED (b0741lv3)

Boswell's Lives 05:00 THU (b0741lv3)

Brian B Thompson - Soap Gets in Your Eyes 03:00 SAT (m0018qfd)

Bunk Bed 23:45 SUN (m0004f4y)

Chain Reaction 22:30 SAT (b00mj5rt)

Change at Oglethorpe 12:30 SAT (b00mvs9q)

Change at Oglethorpe 09:30 TUE (b007jzwk)

Change at Oglethorpe 16:30 TUE (b007jzwk)

Change at Oglethorpe 04:30 WED (b007jzwk)

Charles Dickens 02:15 SAT (b09k9vw3)

Charles Dickens 07:20 SUN (b09k9yyp)

Concrete Cow 23:30 FRI (b04wjtm3)

Curious Under the Stars 14:20 SUN (b0bhfhkf)

Curious Under the Stars 02:20 MON (b0bhfhkf)

Damned Andrew 07:30 TUE (m0018nv5)

Damned Andrew 17:30 TUE (m0018nv5)

Damned Andrew 22:00 TUE (m0018nv5)

Damned Andrew 05:30 WED (m0018nv5)

Dave Podmore 23:30 WED (b007wzp2)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 10:45 SUN (b00mcxcs)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 21:45 SUN (b00mcxcs)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 11:45 THU (b00mcxcs)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 21:45 THU (b00mcxcs)

Dead Ringers 23:00 MON (m0018p1n)

Dead Ringers 09:00 TUE (m0018p1n)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:00 SUN (b07l5ftq)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:00 SUN (b07l5ftq)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 11:00 THU (b07l5ftq)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:00 THU (b07l5ftq)

Doctor Who: Redacted 00:00 SAT (m0018q7t)

Doctor Who: Redacted 18:00 MON (m0018x2t)

Doctor Who: Redacted 00:00 TUE (m0018x2t)

Doctor Who: Redacted 18:00 TUE (m0018xc7)

Doctor Who: Redacted 00:00 WED (m0018xc7)

Doctor Who: Redacted 18:00 WED (m0018x6p)

Doctor Who: Redacted 00:00 THU (m0018x6p)

Doctor Who: Redacted 18:00 THU (m0018xc2)

Doctor Who: Redacted 00:00 FRI (m0018xc2)

Doctor Who: Redacted 18:00 FRI (m0018xhp)

Double Science 09:30 MON (b013dzmw)

Double Science 16:30 MON (b013dzmw)

Double Science 04:30 TUE (b013dzmw)

Dr John Cooper Clarke: Complete Control 11:00 WED (m0007d69)

Dr John Cooper Clarke: Complete Control 21:00 WED (m0007d69)

Dry Slopes 09:30 SUN (b00lr3nz)

Dry Slopes 09:30 THU (b00lvl1l)

Dry Slopes 16:30 THU (b00lvl1l)

Dry Slopes 04:30 FRI (b00lvl1l)

Fear on 4 18:00 SUN (b00c8zsz)

Fear on 4 00:00 MON (b00c8zsz)

Flight of the Conchords 22:30 WED (b007k0zr)

Floggit's 08:30 SUN (b007jxmk)

Flying the Flag 08:30 MON (b007jx5g)

Flying the Flag 12:30 MON (b007jx5g)

Flying the Flag 19:30 MON (b007jx5g)

Frankie Howerd 08:00 THU (m0018xbx)

Frankie Howerd 12:00 THU (m0018xbx)

Frankie Howerd 19:00 THU (m0018xbx)

George Bernard Shaw - Major Barbara 10:00 THU (b07dk01s)

George Bernard Shaw - Major Barbara 15:00 THU (b07dk01s)

George Bernard Shaw - Major Barbara 03:00 FRI (b07dk01s)

George Bernard Shaw - Major Barbara 10:00 FRI (b07ff197)

George Bernard Shaw - Major Barbara 15:00 FRI (b07ff197)

Great Lives 07:30 SAT (m0001tzk)

Great Lives 17:30 SAT (m0001tzk)

Great Lives 05:30 SUN (m0001tzk)

Great Lives 18:30 THU (m0001xt7)

Great Lives 00:30 FRI (m0001xt7)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:00 WED (b007jp9g)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:00 WED (b007jp9g)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:00 WED (b007jp9g)

Henry James 10:00 MON (m0000n98)

Henry James 15:00 MON (m0000n98)

Henry James 03:00 TUE (m0000n98)

Henry James 10:00 TUE (m0000r6x)

Henry James 15:00 TUE (m0000r6x)

Henry James 03:00 WED (m0000r6x)

Henry James 10:00 WED (m0000stt)

Henry James 15:00 WED (m0000stt)

Henry James 03:00 THU (m0000stt)

Heresy 07:30 WED (m0018p6f)

Heresy 17:30 WED (m0018p6f)

Heresy 22:00 WED (m0018p6f)

Heresy 05:30 THU (m0018p6f)

Home Again 08:30 TUE (m0004xw3)

Home Again 12:30 TUE (m0004xw3)

Home Again 19:30 TUE (m0004xw3)

How Tickled Am I? 18:30 WED (b00f670x)

How Tickled Am I? 00:30 THU (b00f670x)

Hut 33 23:30 SAT (b01k6hfc)

I Am, I Am, I Am by Maggie O'Farrell 14:00 MON (b091swkv)

I Am, I Am, I Am by Maggie O'Farrell 02:00 TUE (b091swkv)

I Am, I Am, I Am by Maggie O'Farrell 14:00 TUE (b092qh8k)

I Am, I Am, I Am by Maggie O'Farrell 02:00 WED (b092qh8k)

I Am, I Am, I Am by Maggie O'Farrell 14:00 WED (b092qhgc)

I Am, I Am, I Am by Maggie O'Farrell 02:00 THU (b092qhgc)

I Am, I Am, I Am by Maggie O'Farrell 14:00 THU (b092qhtp)

I Am, I Am, I Am by Maggie O'Farrell 02:00 FRI (b092qhtp)

I Am, I Am, I Am by Maggie O'Farrell 14:00 FRI (b092sh31)

I've Never Seen Star Wars 23:30 TUE (b00yz3hs)

Inheritance Tracks 00:20 SAT (b06zyxpk)

Inheritance Tracks 07:10 SUN (b0648kk8)

Inheritance Tracks 11:50 SUN (b0648kk8)

Inheritance Tracks 14:10 SUN (b04khrzx)

Inheritance Tracks 19:50 SUN (b0648kk8)

Inheritance Tracks 02:10 MON (b04khrzx)

Inheritance Tracks 11:50 MON (m0018x2r)

Inheritance Tracks 21:50 MON (m0018x2r)

Inheritance Tracks 18:20 TUE (b088sgl8)

Inheritance Tracks 00:20 WED (b088sgl8)

Inheritance Tracks 11:50 WED (b0648kk8)

Inheritance Tracks 18:20 WED (b09sn83t)

Inheritance Tracks 21:50 WED (b0648kk8)

Inheritance Tracks 00:20 THU (b09sn83t)

Inheritance Tracks 18:20 THU (b09qhqrl)

Inheritance Tracks 00:20 FRI (b09qhqrl)

It Sticks Out Half a Mile 08:00 FRI (b007k1sl)

It Sticks Out Half a Mile 12:00 FRI (b007k1sl)

It Sticks Out Half a Mile 19:00 FRI (b007k1sl)

Jack & Millie 07:00 MON (b0bbr048)

Jack & Millie 17:00 MON (b0bbr048)

Jack & Millie 05:00 TUE (b0bbr048)

Just a Minute 07:30 MON (m0018npr)

Just a Minute 17:30 MON (m0018npr)

Just a Minute 22:00 MON (m0018npr)

Just a Minute 05:30 TUE (m0018npr)

Larry Adler - All Mouth Organ 09:00 SAT (b07hnqrq)

Larry Adler - All Mouth Organ 19:00 SAT (b07hnqrq)

Last Stories by William Trevor (Omnibus) 06:00 SUN (b0b4zwk6)

Last Stories by William Trevor 02:00 SAT (b0b4954c)

Late Learners 14:30 THU (b00vt28n)

Late Learners 02:30 FRI (b00vt28n)

Laverne in the Willows 14:30 WED (b071vlmg)

Laverne in the Willows 02:30 THU (b071vlmg)

Listen Against 15:00 SAT (b016ljj6)

Listen Against 03:00 SUN (b016ljj6)

Listen Against 22:30 THU (b016x3gn)

Maugham's Eye View 01:00 SAT (b00m4ttw)

Maugham's Eye View 06:00 MON (b00m9gqx)

Maugham's Eye View 13:00 MON (b00m9gqx)

Maugham's Eye View 20:00 MON (b00m9gqx)

Maugham's Eye View 01:00 TUE (b00m9gqx)

Melissa Murray - The Inheritance 16:00 SUN (b0075gsn)

Melissa Murray - The Inheritance 20:00 SUN (b0075gsn)

Melissa Murray - The Inheritance 04:00 MON (b0075gsn)

Michael Symmons Roberts - The Sleeper 18:00 SAT (b02v25nw)

Michael Symmons Roberts - The Sleeper 00:00 SUN (b02v25nw)

Mitch Benn's Crimes Against Music 15:30 SAT (b007jzvg)

Mitch Benn's Crimes Against Music 03:30 SUN (b007jzvg)

Mitch Benn's Crimes Against Music 23:00 FRI (b007k03f)

My Mother's Sari 14:30 FRI (b05s3gz4)

Natalie Haynes Stands Up for the Classics 12:30 SUN (b0910n6s)

Natalie Haynes Stands Up for the Classics 17:30 SUN (b0910n6s)

Natalie Haynes Stands Up for the Classics 22:00 SUN (b0910n6s)

Natalie Haynes Stands Up for the Classics 05:30 MON (b0910n6s)

Night Terrace 18:30 SUN (m0008pqd)

Night Terrace 00:30 MON (m0008pqd)

No Commitments 08:30 WED (b007jn5w)

No Commitments 12:30 WED (b007jn5w)

No Commitments 19:30 WED (b007jn5w)

Odd Balls 09:30 WED (b0076008)

Odd Balls 16:30 WED (b0076008)

Odd Balls 04:30 THU (b0076008)

P Division 06:00 TUE (b007jx5x)

P Division 13:00 TUE (b007jx5x)

P Division 20:00 TUE (b007jx5x)

P Division 01:00 WED (b007jx5x)

P Division 06:00 WED (b007jx62)

P Division 13:00 WED (b007jx62)

P Division 20:00 WED (b007jx62)

P Division 01:00 THU (b007jx62)

P Division 06:00 THU (b007jx64)

P Division 13:00 THU (b007jx64)

P Division 20:00 THU (b007jx64)

P Division 01:00 FRI (b007jx64)

P Division 06:00 FRI (b007jx68)

P Division 13:00 FRI (b007jx68)

P Division 20:00 FRI (b007jx68)

Podcast Radio Hour 11:00 FRI (m0018xhm)

Podcast Radio Hour 21:00 FRI (m0018xhm)

Poetry Extra 12:00 SUN (m0018x7f)

Poetry Extra 17:00 SUN (m0018x7f)

Poetry Extra 05:00 MON (m0018x7f)

Protesting Too Much 04:30 SAT (m0018qfb)

Protesting Too Much 09:30 FRI (m0018xhk)

Protesting Too Much 16:30 FRI (m0018xhk)

Rubbish 22:30 MON (b00770sz)

Sarah Kendall: Australian Trilogy 22:30 FRI (b0bfz5jy)

Saturday Night Fry 14:00 SAT (b00kvq7w)

Saturday Night Fry 22:00 SAT (b008yv5q)

Saturday Night Fry 02:00 SUN (b00kvq7w)

Six Degrees of John Sessions 23:30 SUN (b0b01lxn)

Something Old, Something New 15:30 SUN (b06flmcw)

Something Old, Something New 03:30 MON (b06flmcw)

Something to Fear 01:30 SAT (m0018qf8)

Soul Music 18:30 TUE (b08q6181)

Soul Music 00:30 WED (b08q6181)

Sounds Natural 00:30 SAT (b08x2b64)

Sounds Natural 18:30 FRI (b08yf6wv)

Stand-Up Specials 05:30 SAT (m0018nhw)

Stand-Up Specials 07:30 THU (m00092xg)

Stand-Up Specials 17:30 THU (m00092xg)

Stand-Up Specials 22:00 THU (m00092xg)

Stand-Up Specials 05:30 FRI (m00092xg)

Stand-Up Specials 07:30 FRI (m0018wwt)

Stand-Up Specials 17:30 FRI (m0018wwt)

Stand-Up Specials 22:00 FRI (m0018wwt)

TED Radio Hour 11:00 MON (m0018x2p)

TED Radio Hour 21:00 MON (m0018x2p)

The 3rd Degree 16:00 TUE (m0007qbm)

The 3rd Degree 04:00 WED (m0007qbm)

The Ape That Got Lucky 23:30 MON (b0080nk7)

The Big Booth 23:00 TUE (b007k32y)

The Code of the Woosters 09:00 SUN (b007wnzd)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 MON (m00195gz)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 THU (m00195h1)

The Disappearing Art of the Mix Tape 14:30 TUE (b00cj8d8)

The Disappearing Art of the Mix Tape 02:30 WED (b00cj8d8)

The Goldfish Bowl 23:15 WED (m0018x6r)

The Goon Show 08:00 TUE (b007xt2f)

The Goon Show 12:00 TUE (b007xt2f)

The Goon Show 19:00 TUE (b007xt2f)

The Guns of Adam Riches 22:30 SUN (b01qwj0j)

The Howling Terror Mystery 14:30 MON (b00tv7wz)

The Howling Terror Mystery 02:30 TUE (b00tv7wz)

The Hudson and Pepperdine Show 14:30 SAT (m0018q02)

The Hudson and Pepperdine Show 02:30 SUN (m0018q02)

The Hudson and Pepperdine Show 23:00 SUN (m0018x7h)

The Maltby Collection 23:00 THU (b00mbbkh)

The Moth Radio Hour 11:00 SUN (m0018x7c)

The Moth Radio Hour 19:00 SUN (m0018x7c)

The Nick Revell Show 22:30 TUE (b007k1n0)

The Race to Dover 02:30 SAT (b00kpw1z)

The Secret Life of Rosewood Avenue 08:30 FRI (b007k1rc)

The Secret Life of Rosewood Avenue 12:30 FRI (b007k1rc)

The Secret Life of Rosewood Avenue 19:30 FRI (b007k1rc)

The Secret World 23:30 THU (b03jfc4f)

The Simon Day Show 23:00 SAT (b01j6t0s)

The Unbelievable Truth 12:00 SAT (b09xjg3w)

The Unbelievable Truth 09:00 THU (b09yd065)

The Unbelievable Truth 16:00 THU (b09yd065)

The Unbelievable Truth 04:00 FRI (b09yd065)

The Warlow Experiment by Alix Nathan (Omnibus) 13:00 SUN (m0007c9y)

The Warlow Experiment by Alix Nathan (Omnibus) 01:00 MON (m0007c9y)

The Write Stuff 08:00 SAT (b00dr86m)

The Write Stuff 09:00 WED (b00dvngt)

The Write Stuff 16:00 WED (b00dvngt)

The Write Stuff 04:00 THU (b00dvngt)

To Hull and Back 07:00 THU (b02x8zny)

To Hull and Back 17:00 THU (b02x8zny)

To Hull and Back 05:00 FRI (b02x8zny)

Virginia Woolf - To the Lighthouse 14:15 MON (b04d1kvb)

Virginia Woolf - To the Lighthouse 02:15 TUE (b04d1kvb)

Virginia Woolf - To the Lighthouse 14:15 TUE (b04d4cq1)

Virginia Woolf - To the Lighthouse 02:15 WED (b04d4cq1)

Virginia Woolf - To the Lighthouse 14:15 WED (b04d4lbm)

Virginia Woolf - To the Lighthouse 02:15 THU (b04d4lbm)

Virginia Woolf - To the Lighthouse 14:15 THU (b04d4sbx)

Virginia Woolf - To the Lighthouse 02:15 FRI (b04d4sbx)

Virginia Woolf - To the Lighthouse 14:15 FRI (b04d4p08)

Visiting Julia 08:30 THU (m0018xbz)

Visiting Julia 12:30 THU (m0018xbz)

Visiting Julia 19:30 THU (m0018xbz)

Weekend with Willie 06:00 SAT (m00016bc)

Weekend with Willie 16:00 SAT (m00016bc)

Weekend with Willie 04:00 SUN (m00016bc)

Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? 08:00 MON (b007md8j)

Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? 12:00 MON (b007md8j)

Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? 19:00 MON (b007md8j)

Whose Line Is It Anyway? 04:00 SAT (b008s32f)

Whose Line Is It Anyway? 09:00 FRI (b008vnz5)

Whose Line Is It Anyway? 16:00 FRI (b008vnz5)

Wordaholics 09:00 MON (b01rlmpt)

Wordaholics 16:00 MON (b01rlmpt)

Wordaholics 04:00 TUE (b01rlmpt)