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SATURDAY 16 JULY 2022

SAT 00:00 Orbiter X (b0784dyd)
5. Inside the Moon Station

The crew of space station Orbiter 2 have been taken to the Moon by the shadowy Unity organisation.

BD Chapman's futuristic sci-fi adventure from 1959.

Captain Bob Britton …. John Carson
Captain Douglas McClelland …. Andrew Crawford
Flight Engineer Hicks …. Barrie Gosney
Max Kramer …. Gerik Schjelderup
Colonel Kent …. Donald Bisset
Sir Charles Day …. Leslie Perrins

With:

Ian Sadler
John Cazabon

Producer: Charles Maxwell.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in October 1959.


SAT 00:30 Sounds Natural (b08yr9x7)
Dulcie Gray

Actress, crime writer and butterfly expert, Dulcie Gray, discusses her love of wildlife with Derek Jones.

The Suffolk bittern and Peacock butterfly are amongst her choice of recordings from the vast BBC Sound Archives.

Produced in Bristol by John Burton.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1980.


SAT 01:00 Detective (b03h6xz3)
Series 1

The Bank Raid

An old-style bank raid keeps the boys busy.

Will Detective Sergeant Brook make his date with Judie?

Stories of crime and detection in London by Robert Barr.

Starring Ray Brooks as shrewd veteran DS Dave Brook and Christopher Blake as his young side-kick, DC Blair Maxton.

DS Dave Brook …. Ray Brooks
DC Blair Maxton …. Christopher Blake
Chief Inspector Roach …. David Daker
DC Harrison …. Peter Cleall
Forensic Scientist …. Roger Hammond
Mr. Franklin …. John Ringham
Miss Rees …. Liza Flanagan
Collator …. James Sosmo
Matron …. Margot Boyd
Police Officer …. David Timson
Charles Owen …. John Sharp
Judie …. Jacqueline Tong
Mrs Miller …. Julie May

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1980.


SAT 01:30 E Nesbit - The Railway Children (b00qyqd1)
4. Father

The children help out when a paper chase goes wrong,

Then Roberta finally learns the truth about her father...

E Nesbit's much loved story dramatised by Marcy Kahan.

Roberta …… Victoria Carling
Peter …… Daniel Ison
Phyllis …… Kate McEnery
Mother …… Frances Jeater
The Old Gentleman …… Timothy Bateson
Perks …… Paul Copley
Dr Forrest …… Peter Howell
Jim …… Paul Downing
Foreman …… Fraser Kerr
Workman …… Ben Onwukwe

Other parts played by the cast.

Music composed by Elizabeth Parker of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.

Director: John Taylor

First broadcast on BBC Radio 5 in January 1991.


SAT 02:00 Melmoth by Sarah Perry (m0000vb8)
Episode 5

Helen meets a young woman after an unexpected incident in a church, and introduces her to Thea.

The woman is no stranger to the story of Melmoth.

Sarah Perry's contemporary novel set in Prague, inspired by an original Gothic story.

Melmoth the Witness is a terrifying and yet moving creation who repels and attracts our sympathies simultaneously. The novel explores some of humanity’s darkest actions, asks us to consider our deepest secrets and conveys the importance of bearing witness to unspeakable events.

At the same time, it's also a novel of redemption, of the possibility of forgiveness, hope and reconciliation, and the healing power of love.

Abridged by: Jeremy Osborne.

Read by Greta Scacchi and Anton Lesser.

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in October 2018.


SAT 02:15 The Citadel (b0bk1tw5)
Series 4

Episode 5

The miners return to work and Christine and Andrew take a trip to London.

Based on AJ Cronin's groundbreaking novel about medical life before the creation of the UK's National Health Service.

Dramatised by Christopher Reason

Manson ...... Richard Fleeshman
Denny ...... Julian Lewis Jones
Christine ...... Catrin Stewart
Owen ...... Stephen Marzella
Blodwen ...... Sue Jenkins

Director: Gary Brown

Producers: Gary Brown & Pauline Harris

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2018.


SAT 02:30 Archie Shepp's Message from Paris (b060zq8w)
The American saxophonist Archie Shepp has spent much of his life in Paris.

So it was there in January 2015 that he and his French wife heard about the shootings at the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. They had friends among the staff and the killings shocked them deeply.

As a foreigner in France, an artist with long-standing political convictions and a man who’d grown up among the violence and prejudice of a black ghetto in the States, Archie knows - on a profound personal level - the mechanisms of anger, fear and frustration.

He knows the realities of segregation, the feeling of being trapped in a deprived neighbourhood and the difficulties of not seeing a way out. For Archie, education and music offered an escape route.

Looking through the lens of his own experiences, he considers life now in his adopted city of Paris.

Producer: Rikke Houd

A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in July 2015.


SAT 03:00 The Campden Wonder (b00mrhdm)
The true account of the mysterious disappearance of a rent collector.

William Harrison was in the service of the Campden family in Chipping Campden in 1660.

Written by Richard Derrington and Roger Hume.

Sir Thomas Overbury ...... Peter Jeffrey
John Perry ...... Richard Derrington
Dr Shirley ...... Nigel Anthony
Sly/Edward Harrison ...... David Holt
Richard/Nathan ...... Kim Durham

Directed at BBC Pebble Mill by Sue Wilson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1994.


SAT 04:00 Hidden Treasures (b0075xyh)
Petworth House

Check out your chattels and hang on to your heirlooms!

Lars Tharp chairs the light-hearted Antiques Quiz from some of England's finest country houses.

Starting at Petworth House in West Sussex – there are mystery objects, several hidden treasures from the house itself and valuations.

With:

Eric Knowles
Bunny Campione

Producer: Annie Bristow

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1998.


SAT 04:30 One Flat Summer (b0075243)
The Craven Stakes

Newly redundant clothing salesman Ken Warburton finds himself adrift and drawn into the serious world of gambling.

Stars Gerard McDermott.

Dave Sheasby's six-part comedy drama set in the world of horse racing.

Ken …… Gerard McDermott
Margaret …… Gillian Bevan
Curly …… Anthony Ofoegbu
Christine …… Rachel Atkins
Dad …… Keith Marsh
Janice …… Andrea Pickering
Tanker …… Stephen Thorne
Super Yankee …… David Brooks
Shop Assistant …… Tracy-Ann Oberman
Bank Manager …… Hugh Dickson

Director: David Hunter

First broadcast on BBC Radio in August 1997.


SAT 05:00 All Those Women (b09qhsc6)
Series 3

Episode 3

Hetty's taking Maggie on a road trip to collect an heirloom; she wants something to bequeath and this piano is perfect for Emily.

It'll be a lovely day. Provided Maggie can drive a van of course.

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.

Join Hetty, Maggie, Jen and Emily as they struggle to resolve their own problems, and support one another.

Hetty ...... Marcia Warren
Maggie ...... Lesley Manville
Van Hire ...... Chris Pavlo
Ebay Man ...... Chris Pavlo

Producer: Alexandra Smith

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


SAT 05:30 Alexei Sayle's Strangers on a Train (m00193sf)
Series 1

Cardiff to Portsmouth

Author, actor and comedy icon, Alexei Sayle begins his travels across the country by rail in the first of a new six part series for Radio 4.

Alexei’s mission is to break the golden rule of travelling by train and actually talk to his fellow passengers in a quest for conversations that reveal their lives, hopes, dreams and destinations. There’s humour, sadness and surprise as people talk about what is going on in their lives and, as Alexei passes through familiar towns and cities, he also tells stories and memories from his career and childhood.

Alexei has a lifelong "ticket to ride" in his DNA. His father was a railway guard and the Sayle family benefitted from free travel in the UK and across Europe. As a boy, Alexei and his family roamed far and wide from the family home in Anfield, Liverpool. At a time when most people thought an exciting trip by train was to Brighton or Blackpool, Alexei travelled thousands of miles to mysterious towns with unpronounceable names in far flung corners of the continent.

In each programme in the series, Alexei embarks on a rail journey, taking a chance on who he might meet and inviting them to have a conversation with him. In this first episode, he travels from Cardiff to Portsmouth. Among his many fellow travellers, he meets David who looks after tunnels for a living, Tess who speaks Russian and Ukrainian and has been trained to drive a tank, and technician Megan from the National Oceanography Centre who, while many of us might be daunted by trying to deal with a leaking washing machine, loves fixing things and takes on the maintenance of mass spectrometers as part of the centre’s work on climate change.

Producers Peter Lowe and Nick Symons
A Ride production for Radio 4


SAT 06:00 Winston Graham - The Little Walls (b076wbmj)
Philip has returned to Europe from America after his brother appeared to commit suicide in Amsterdam.

His search for the truth takes him from England to Holland and Italy...

Starring Alex Jennings and Roger Lloyd Pack.

Winston Graham's novel was the first winner of the Crime Writers' Association award for best crime novel of the year in 1955.

Dramatised by Juliet Ace.

Philip Turner ...... Alex Jennings
Martin Coxon ...... Roger Lloyd Pack
Leonie Winter ...... Kate Buffery
Charlotte Weber ...... Vivian Pickles
Captain Sanbergh ...... Norman Jones
Hermina Maas ...... Helen Cooper
Van Renkum ...... Terence Edmond
Tholen ...... Timothy Morand

With:

Eric Allen
Ronald Herdman
Siriol Jenkins
Cassie McFarlane
Neil Roberts
David Sinclair
Matthew Sim
Auriol Smith

Producer: Ned Chaillet

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1991.


SAT 07:30 Great Lives (m00020yv)
Rohan Silva on Colin Chapman

The arrival of Lotus shook up motor sport in 1960s and 70s. In Formula One, Colin Chapman made his cars lighter and quicker than anyone else, often challenging the rules.

But not everything he designed was safe. On the roads, Lotus sports cars are an icon of the era.

To discuss this colourful and controversial life, Matthew Parris is joined by the entrepreneur Rohan Silva and motor racing journalist, Maurice Hamilton.

Producer: Chris Ledgard

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2019.


SAT 08:00 The Write Stuff (b00dzbmv)
Series 12

Philip Roth

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

Team captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh are joined by Harry Ritchie and Simon Brett.

Author of the week is Philip Roth.

Reader: Beth Chalmers

Producer: Katie Marsden

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2008.


SAT 08:30 Ayres on the Air (b01cjcmp)
Series 2

Food

More light hearted verse and comic sketches from Pam Ayres.

Her world of food, from childhood to the present day.

Includes a poem about suet and the toil and disappointment of barbecues.

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 Dad's Army (b007jw4r)
Permission to Speak, Sir!: Dad's Army on Radio

They don't like it up 'em!

After winning their frontline TV offensive, how did the Home Guard win the war of the ears with a rear-guard action for radio?

Legendary comedy producer Harold Snoad and actor Michael Knowles reveal how they went about adapting the classic BBC TV hit series for radio – as the writers Jimmy Perry and David Croft were too busy to do it themselves.

They reflect on how the cast took to re-recording the shows without cameras and discuss the changes that had to be made to make the TV scripts work.

Over three hours, enjoy six Dad's Army episodes reworked and re-recorded for BBC radio with the original TV cast:

* THE ENEMY WITH THE GATES: Captain Mainwaring's platoon try to capture Germans for a reward. From February 1974.

* DON'T FORGET THE DIVER: The platoon don crazy camouflage in a drill to attack Captain Square's HQ. From February 1975.

* THE DAY THE BALLOON WENT UP: Captain Mainwaring gets carried away with the platoon's war effort. From June 1975.

* WHEN DID YOU LAST SEE YOUR MONEY: Corporal Jones panics when he misplaces £500 collected for the servicemen's canteen. From May 1975.

* IF THE CAP FITS: Captain Mainwaring promotes fractious Private Frazer, with unexpected results. February 1975.

* PUT THAT LIGHT OUT: Captain Mainwaring's platoon causes havoc in Walmington-on-Sea during an air-raid. From February 1975.

Starring:

Captain Mainwaring …. Arthur Lowe
Sergeant Wilson …. John Le Mesurier
Corporal Jones …. Clive Dunn
Private Walker …. James Beck
Private Godfrey …. Arnold Ridley
Private Frazer …. John Laurie
Private Pike …. Ian Lavender
Warden Hodges …. Bill Pertwee
Vicar …. Frank Williams
The Verger …. Edward Sinclair
Announcer …. John Snagge

Snoad and Knowles' association with Dad's Army continued with their spin off radio comedy series 'It Sticks Out Half A Mile' - listen out for it on BBC Radio 4 Extra.

Producer: Martin Dempsey

Made for BBC 7 and first brodcast in November 2005.


SAT 12:00 Little Blighty on the Down (b007jx6l)
Series 1

Episode 1

The everyday story of a country folk.

80s political satirical soap opera set in the strangely familiar village of Little Blighty.

In this idyllic part of the world, there's a village church, a market, a small school and a pub, The Cock and Bull.

Village life is pretty uneventful, though the humdrum happenings include social turmoil, economic upheaval and vicious political squabbles.

It's all presided over by the redoubtable head of the Parish Council and secretary of the Rotarians, Mrs Roberts.

Written by Mark Burton, John O'Farrell and Mike Coleman.

Starring:

John Bluthal
Andrew Sachs
Jo Kendall
Nick Hancock
Bernadine Corrigan
Daniel Strauss

Producer: David Tyler

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1988.


SAT 12:30 The Goon Show (b007yn6x)
Series 6

Rommel's Treasure

Fleeing from Tobruk in 1942, the military leader leaves behind a precious box.

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 BBC 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.


SAT 13:00 Archive on 4 (m0006kt6)
The Death of the Eccentric

Will Self goes in search of a dying species - the eccentric.

The relationship between true eccentricity and mainstream society is complex, dynamic and now in serious trouble.

Will, who has always been obsessed with the strange and the bizarre, sets sail into the BBC archive to finally understand that elusive quality of eccentricity.

From the cliché of the aristocratic English eccentric to the frontline of subversive art and comedy, this is a story of courageous oddballs whose resistance to social conformity holds lessons for us all.

But the first time Will sees eccentricity clearly may also be the last - he argues that we are witnessing the death of the true eccentric, who is suffocating in the neo-liberal marketplace of difference.

Journalist Yomi Adegoke explodes the cliché of the English eccentric and argues that a more inclusive model is needed. Will challenges psychologist Dr David Weeks and cultural historian Dr Aymes-Stokes to help him define eccentricity. Surrealist painter and zoologist Desmond Morris reveals the cynical calculations of Salvador Dali, and Will debates the value of insider/outsider art with Grayson Perry.

Sociologist Laurie Taylor rails against the imitation of eccentricity by artists and other celebrities while, at the other end of the spectrum, former bank robber Noel Smith describes how the lines between normal behaviour and criminal behaviour mean nothing to some eccentrics.

Comedian Elf Lyons impresses Will with her unique approach to life and performance, but he find psychedelic drug campaigner Countess Amanda Feilding disappointingly down-to-earth.

Producer: Dave Anderson

A 7digital production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in June 2019.


SAT 14:00 Delve Special (b007jqcn)
Series 4

There's One Born Again Every Minute

Intrepid reporter David Lander investigates unorthodox religions, and in particular the Sincere Repentist Church led by Joshua Fratt.

Presented by David Lander with assistance from Stephen Fry.

Studio production by:

Brenda Blethyn
Phil Nice
Jack Klaff

Dramatic reconstructions by:

Felicity Montagu,
Harry Enfield
Robert Bathurst

Researched by Tony Sarchet.

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

Editor: Paul Mayhew Archer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1987.


SAT 14:30 The Million Pound Radio Show (b009m51j)
Series 3

Episode 1

Irangate surprise - and ethical robbers.

Sharp-edged topical humour in the most expensive show on radio.

Written by and starring Andy Hamilton and Nick Revell.

With:

Harry Enfield
Felicity Montagu

Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1987.


SAT 15:00 Bunk Bed (m0004mhj)
Series 6

Rhys Ifans

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

Bafta-winning Welsh actor Rhys Ifans joins Peter Curran and Patrick Marber on the spare mattress.

They get down to the subject of pocket globes, his desire to be a Stone Age cave painter, and the versatility of the kitchen whisk.

Producer: Peter Curran

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


SAT 15:15 Jigsaw (b04fc70t)
Series 2

Episode 1

Cocktail bar confusion - and a load of bollards.

The return of the rapid-fire and surreal sketch show series.

Starring award-winning stand-up comedians Dan Antopolski, Tom Craine and Nat Luurtsema

Producer: Colin Anderson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2014.


SAT 15:30 Flight of the Conchords (b007k17r)
Neil Finn Saves the Day!

After the kiwi band splits, Jemaine holds auditions in the toilets

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
Justin Edwards
Jarred Christmas
Rosie Carnahan

Additional Material by Joel Morris.

Musicians: David Catlin-Birch and Mark Allis.

Producer: Will Saunders

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in October 2005.


SAT 16:00 Winston Graham - The Little Walls (b076wbmj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 Great Lives (m00020yv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SAT 18:00 Ray Bradbury - Kaleidoscope (b0499l5n)
The crew aboard space ship ‘Venturer’ blast off from Cape Canaveral.

But disaster is awaiting them in deep space along with some difficult decisions...

Stars Tom Watson and Finlay Marsh.

Ray Bradbury's own adaptation of his short story from ‘The Illustrated Man’.

Hollis ...... Tom Watson
Applegate ...... Finlay Welsh
Stone ...... Rebecca Hawking
Stimson ...... John Yule
Lespere ...... Stuart McQuarrie
Barklay ...... Neil Shackleton
Woode ...... John Adam Baker
Houston Control ...... Lynn Bains

Other parts played by members of the cast.

Directed at BBC Edinburgh by Hamish Wilson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1991.


SAT 18:45 MR James (b007jtcn)
Ghost Stories

Canon Alberic's Scrapbook

A collector of antiquities encounters a hideous demonic figure in his hotel room.

But did he really see it?

Classic tales by the master of beautifully paced understatement, MR James (1862-1936).

Abridged and produced by Paul Kent.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1997.


SAT 19:00 Dad's Army (b007jw4r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 Saturday Night Fry (b0091t5j)
Episode 4

The team come over all nostalgic for their first episode - plus news of a startling new opera production.

Stephen Fry serves up more witty banter and sketches.

With:

Hugh Laurie
Jim Broadbent
Alison Steadman

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 (b00mtpl4)
Series 3

Jack Dee and Jeremy Hardy

Comedian Jack Dee interviews comedian Jeremy Hardy.

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

Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2007.


SAT 23:00 The Simon Day Show (b01hvdmy)
Series 2

Geoff Allerton

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

Each week one of Simon's comic characters come to perform, while the staff struggle with rivalries, self-doubt and the new owner's vision for the theatre's future.

This time, it's the turn of Yorkshire poet Geoffrey Allerton, who's accompanied by his amateur journalist friend, Duncan.

Written by Simon Day.

Billy Bleach ...... Simon Day
Duncan ...... Paul Whitehouse
Emanuel Akinyemi ...... Felix Dexter
Pat Bennet ...... Morwenna Banks
Ron Bone / Wozac ...... Simon Greenall
Duncan ...... Paul Whitehouse

Producer: Colin Anderson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2012.


SAT 23:30 Old Harry's Game (b007k1xw)
Series 2

Assistant

With Hell getting overcrowded, Satan decides it's time to hire an assistant demon.

Andy Hamilton’s devilishly funny sitcom set in Hell.

It's not easy being Satan.

Thrown out of heaven by a vengeful, white-haired God merely for daring to voice the concerns of middle management and condemned for all eternity to listen to Edith Piaf and Elvis Presley.

Satan may rule the roost, but he's beset by the poor unfortunates condemned to sit out Eternity with him

Satan ...... Andy Hamilton
The Professor ...... James Grout
Thomas ...... Jimmy Mulville
Scumspawn ...... Robert Duncan

Other characters played by:

Philip Pope
Felicity Montagu

Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1998.



SUNDAY 17 JULY 2022

SUN 00:00 Ray Bradbury - Kaleidoscope (b0499l5n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 00:45 MR James (b007jtcn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:45 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 Archive on 4 (m0006kt6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:00 Delve Special (b007jqcn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:30 The Million Pound Radio Show (b009m51j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Saturday]


SUN 03:00 Bunk Bed (m0004mhj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:00 on Saturday]


SUN 03:15 Jigsaw (b04fc70t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:15 on Saturday]


SUN 03:30 Flight of the Conchords (b007k17r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:30 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 Winston Graham - The Little Walls (b076wbmj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 Great Lives (m00020yv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 Melmoth by Sarah Perry (Omnibus) (b0bpr3j2)
Episode 1

Helen Franklin’s uneventful life as a translator in Prague is altered when a troubled friend gives her a mysterious document.

Sarah Perry's contemporary novel set in Prague, inspired by an original Gothic story.

Melmoth the Witness is a terrifying and yet moving creation who repels and attracts our sympathies simultaneously. The novel explores some of humanity’s darkest actions, asks us to consider our deepest secrets and conveys the importance of bearing witness to unspeakable events.

At the same time, it's also a novel of redemption, of the possibility of forgiveness, hope and reconciliation, and the healing power of love.

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

Read by Greta Scacchi and Anton Lesser.

Producer: Rosalynd Ward

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in October 2018.


SUN 07:10 Inheritance Tracks (b08mjfh7)
Gurinder Chadha

Film director Gurinder Chadha chooses her Dad’s favourite Indian film soundtrack and Labi Siffre ‘Something Inside So Strong’.


SUN 07:20 AJ Cronin - The Citadel (Omnibus) (b0bkr991)
Series 4

The 1926 General Strike has just ended, but the miners have decided to fight on.

Dr Manson and his friend and colleague Dr Denny have different views on whether to support the strike or not...

Based on AJ Cronin's groundbreaking novel set in the Welsh valleys about medical life before the creation of the NHS.

Omnibus of five parts dramatised by Christopher Reason.

Manson ...... Richard Fleeshman
Denny ...... Julian Lewis Jones
Christine ...... Catrin Stewart
Sam Bevan ...... Jason Done
Vaughan ...... Sean Murray
Nye Bevan ...... Ben Addis

Producers: Gary Brown & Pauline Harris.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2018.


SUN 08:30 Floggit's (b00ct1wp)
From 09/11/1956

A power cut sparks chaos in the village of of Russett Green.

Gossip galore at sisters Gert and Daisy's general store - Floggit's.

Starring Elsie and Doris Waters.

Written by Terry Nation, John Junkin and Dave Freeman.

Gert …. Elsie Waters
Daisy/Mrs Bennett …. Doris Waters
Flo/Emma/Greta …. Joan Sims
Tom/Mr Niggle …. Hugh Paddick
George/Mr Bell/Lord Russet …. Ronnie Barker
Grandad Mole …. Ron Moody

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: Bill Gates

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in November 1956.


SUN 09:00 The Code of the Woosters (m00016cb)
Spode's Fangs are Drawn

Bertie Wooster must face angry relatives and awkward misunderstandings.

PG Wodehouse romp adapted by Chris Miller.

Starring Michael Hordern as Jeeves, Richard Briers as Bertie Wooster, Vivian Pickles as Aunt Dahlia and James Villiers as Roderick Spode.

Producer: David Hatch

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1973.


SUN 09:30 Dry Slopes (b00ly7c2)
Series 1

Dry Wit

Friendless, jobless Angus writes a requiem to himself. He is really a genius, you know

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 May 1995.


SUN 10:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m0019bt6)
BBC Proms 2022

Nicola Benedetti CBE

From Aretha Franklin to Rachmaninov.

Violinist Nicola Benedetti shares her castaway choices with Kirsty Young.

Nicola had her first violin lesson at the age of four, and by the age of eight, she was leading the National Children's Orchestra of Scotland. By the grand old age of 10 she was boarding at the Yehudi Menuhin School and receiving lessons from the great man himself.

Her big break came when she won the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition - the first Scot to win it. Lucrative recording contracts followed together with a hectic programme of concerts. She is now world-renowned as a soloist and chamber musician.

Of Italian descent, her family wasn't particularly musical though the qualities of discipline, hard work and perseverance meant that fun & freedom came after music practice. Passionate about the importance of classical music in education, she walks the talk, committed to developing young musical talent through charity work and masterclasses. Nicola received an MBE from the Queen for these services in 2013 - and a CBE in 2019.

She says, "when I teach seven year olds and they can play Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, I say 'that's amazing! Well Done!' And then occasionally Mum would remind me "do you remember what you were playing at that age?"

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2014.


SUN 10:45 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b00mlxpv)
Series 1

Bird's Nest Soup

Filming birds that make the nests of saliva - so prized by Chinese gourmet chefs - in the total darkness of a Borneo cave proved difficult.

That was until a conical mound of bat guano provided a natural platform.

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 (m0019bt8)
Series 13

Put To The Test

True stories told live in the USA: Meg Bowles introduces stories of testing one's own limitations and discovering new wells of strength and resolve.

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 (b08mjfh7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:10 today]


SUN 12:00 Poetry Extra (m0019btb)
A Psalm for the Scaffolder

Poet Daljit Nagra revisits the BBC's poetry archive and selects A Psalm for the Scaffolder with Geoffrey Faber prize-winning poet Kim Moore as she invites us into her life as a a writer. She focuses on her working class background and long held desire to follow her scaffolder-dad to work and become poet in residence among the scaffolders.

She shares her love of music and years spent working as a trumpet teacher, and how her tender, atmospheric poetry grapples with the transformations that affect both body and mind during a violent relationship.

This picture of Kim's life and the poetry it informs takes shape alongside a portrait painted by Claire Eastgate as part of her project, Painting the Poets, giving us a unique opportunity to listen in on the intimacies of the painter-sitter relationship.

A Just Radio production for BBC Radio 4

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2019.


SUN 12:30 Ability (m0003r3w)
Series 2

Disability Exam

Matt is 25. He has cerebral palsy and can only speak via an app on his iPad.

Everyone who cares about Matt knows that this isn't the defining thing about him. He is funny and clever and "up for stuff" - partly because he is keen to show that there's nothing he can't do, but also because, if he's honest, he's aware that he's less likely than other people to get the blame.

This second series sees Matt still sharing a flat with his best mate, Jess. He is still in love with her but, much as she likes him, she is still not in love with him. She does however, fancy Matt’s rubbish carer, Bob. Well just a tiny bit anyway. Not that she would ever admit it. After all, Bob is even more lazy and useless at most things than she is.

But Bob is willing. And although domestic duties are not really his forte, he likes Matt and treats him like a real person. And over the last year or so the three of them have been through a lot together - well a lot of drinking and hangovers anyway.

The series is set in Newcastle and many of the cast last played together as children in Biker’s Grove.

Matt ...... Lee Ridley – aka Lost Voice Guy
Bob ...... Allan Mustafa
Jess ...... Sammy Dobson
Matt's Inner Voice ...... Andrew Hayden-Smith

Ability is the semi-autobiographical co-creation of Britain’s Got Talent 2018 winner, Lee Ridley, otherwise known as Lost Voice Guy. Like his sitcom creation, Lee has cerebral palsy and can only speak via an app. Lost Voice Guy is - probably - the first stand up comedian to use a communication aid.

Katherine Jakeways is the co-creator and co-writer of Ability.

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


SUN 13:00 Over and Out by Henry Blofeld (Omnibus) (b09hxcnr)
Henry Blofeld became a cricket writer in 1964 and ten years later graduated to the BBC's Test Match Special team.

He commentated on cricket for an impressive 43 years, before announcing his retirement in 2017.

Henry Blofeld CBE reads his autobiography.

Blowers starts with a look at his early years at the crease.

Omnibus of five parts abridged by Pete Nichols.

Producer: Karen Rose

A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in December 2017.


SUN 14:10 Inheritance Tracks (b08l6b5x)
Marti Webb

Singer Marti Webb chose 'As Long As He Needs Me' from Oliver and the title song of the musical 'Tell Me On A Sunday'.


SUN 14:20 Ladies of Letters (b007k3xg)
Ladies of Letters Go Global (Omnibus)

Intrepid grandmothers Irene and Vera are back - and this time they are going global.

Prunella Scales and Patricia Routledge star as Irene Spencer and Vera Small.

With both at loggerheads with their respective families - Vera decides to take a break in Ibiza, and invites Irene to join her.

But, a simple holiday soon becomes a big adventure as they quickly fall out, get into separate scrapes in different countries, appeal to each other for help, and end up chasing round the world from Moscow to the Maldives.

Short of cash, forced to take casual work, and having to sort out family crises back home, on the hoof and from a distance - nothing dampens their spirits.

Grappling with unfamiliar accents and unusual foods, the indomitable ladies find themselves launching into battle with everyone from hotel owners to Transylvanian separatist rebels.

In fact, they're coping admirably with foreign travel, but how will the rest of the world cope with the Ladies of Letters?

Omnibus of a five part series of comic emails - written by Carole Hayman and Lou Wakefield.

Producer: Claudine Toutoungi

First broadcast in five parts on BBC Radio 4 in January 2006.


SUN 15:30 Pussy Galore (b060q9jw)
Susan Calman finds out why our feline overlords rule cyberspace.

In an age where celebrity cats star in films, host talk shows and have lucrative book deals, Susan tries to make her own fur babies into viral internet sensations.

She is inspired by speaking to celebrity cat Lil Bub - who has been viewed over 30 million times on Youtube, and Will Braden, cat video maker and winner of the first ever "Golden Kitty", awarded by the Internet Cat Video Festival at the prestigious Walker Art Center

Author Tom Cox whose cats have twitter accounts tells Susan how to tweet like a cat and Jack Shepherd, beastmaster of news and entertainment website Buzzfeed explains why - on the internet - cats beats dogs.

Fellow comedians Vikki Stone, Angela Barnes and Pippa Evans advise Susan on what she should film her cats doing - for maximum comedy value.

With all this expert guidance - will Susan be able to capture a moment of spontaneous hilarity to make her cats the next feline internet sensation?

Producer: Rachel Ross

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2015.


SUN 16:00 Nan Woodhouse (b04v2w8w)
Judith Shakespeare

Playwright William Shakespeare's younger daughter Judith, feels restless in the confined world of Stratford-upon-Avon.

She yearns to be a part of her father's more exciting life.

Starring Amanda Root and Michael Pennington.

Nan Woodhouse's 17th century drama.

Judith Shakespeare …. Amanda Root
William Shakespeare …. Michael Pennington
Henry, Earl of Southampton …. Anton Lesser
Ben …. Andrew Wincott
Anne …. Melinda Walker
Hamnet …. Thomas Connor
Carias …. Stephen Critchlow
Landlady …. Ann Beach
Chambermaid …. Colleen Prendergast
Wise Woman/ Steward's Wife …. Jillie Meers

Director: Tracey Neale

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1996.


SUN 17:00 Poetry Extra (m0019btb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 today]


SUN 17:30 Ability (m0003r3w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 today]


SUN 18:00 Fear on 4 (b007jz4b)
Series 2

7. A Routine Operation

The Man in Black tells how Mary is suffering dreams of hospitals ahead of her appendectomy.

Starring Hannah Gordon.

Another nerve-tingler from Fear on 4.

Written by Martyn Wade.

Mary …. Hannah Gordon
Derek …. Michael Cochrane
Surgeon …. Geoffrey Whitehead
Student …. Stephen Garlick
Doctor/Porter …. Danny Schiller
Anaesthetist …. Auriol Smith
Nurse …. Heather Emmanuel
The Man in Black …. Edward de Souza

Producer: Martin Jenkins

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1991.


SUN 18:30 Night Terrace (m000946c)
Series 2

7. The Retirement of Horatio Gray

Eddie finds himself in a terrace house owned by Horatio Gray - a house that unexpectedly travels randomly through time.

But have Eddie’s travels with Anastasia prepared him to be the adult in this time travelling house?

Sci-fi comedy starring Neighbours’ Jackie Woodburne as Anastasia Black.

Andrew Hansen....... Horatio Gray
Ben McKenzie ........ Eddie Jones
Jackie Woodburne ....... Anastasia Black
Petra Elliott ........ Sue Denholm
Francisco de Cuellar / Sir Francis Drake …… Stephen Hall

Additional parts played by:

Lee McKenzie
Sam Streeter
Daniel Sullivan
Dave Lamb
Richard Schipper
Kevin Powe
Troy Larkin

Written by Lee Zachariah

Music by David Ashton

Produced by Ben McKenzie and John Richards

A Splendid Chaps Production


SUN 19:00 The Moth Radio Hour (m0019bt8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 20:00 Nan Woodhouse (b04v2w8w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 today]


SUN 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m0019bt6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


SUN 21:45 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b00mlxpv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today]


SUN 22:00 Ability (m0003r3w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 today]


SUN 22:30 Delve Special (b007jqfr)
Series 4

Bitter Harvest

Investigating pesticides and agricultural policy, intrepid reporter David Lander asks if farming is in crisis.

Presented by David Lander with assistance from Stephen Fry.

Studio production by:

Brenda Blethyn
Philip Pope
Robert Bathurst

Dramatic reconstructions by:

Julia Hills
Jack Klaff
Phil Nice

Researched by Tony Sarchet.

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

Editor: Paul Mayhew Archer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1987.


SUN 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (m0019h0r)
Jon Culshaw 1/3

From 10.00pm until midnight, seven days a week, the Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. Plus Paul Garner chats to Jon Culshaw.


SUN 23:00 The Hudson and Pepperdine Show (m0019btd)
Series 4

Mothers

When Mel unexpectedly turns up with a baby - and it turns out to be hers, Vicki is understandably somewhat put out.

Written by and starring Mel Hudson and Vicki Pepperdine with Martin Hyder, Dave Lamb and Jim North

Additional material by Richie Devlin, Jim North, Danny Robins and Dan Tetsell

Music by Richie Webb

Producer: Chris Neill

First broadcast on BBC Radio in August 2005.


SUN 23:30 Six Degrees of John Sessions (b0b1syd9)
Series 1

Episode 4

From My Night with Reg to Oliver Reed via Pacino and Gandhi.

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

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, and ending up back with himself.

Written and performed by John Sessions

Producer: Liz Anstee

A CPL production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in May 2018.


SUN 23:45 Bunk Bed (m0004spy)
Series 6

Jane Horrocks

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

Jane Horrocks joins Patrick Marber and Peter Curran on the spare mattress.

Fancying yourself, the perils of childhood bed-wetting, rebel smoking and the wrong leggings are discussed without shame.

Producer: Peter Curran

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



MONDAY 18 JULY 2022

MON 00:00 Fear on 4 (b007jz4b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 00:30 Night Terrace (m000946c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 Over and Out by Henry Blofeld (Omnibus) (b09hxcnr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:10 Inheritance Tracks (b08l6b5x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:10 on Sunday]


MON 02:20 Ladies of Letters (b007k3xg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:20 on Sunday]


MON 03:30 Pussy Galore (b060q9jw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:30 on Sunday]


MON 04:00 Nan Woodhouse (b04v2w8w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Poetry Extra (m0019btb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 Ability (m0003r3w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 Detective (b03h73w7)
Series 1

The Do-It-Yourself Job

Detective Sergeant Dave Brook's tactics for recovering stolen silver ingots doesn't impress his boss.

And why is a newlywed crook pleading not guilty - if he's trying to go straight?

Stories of crime and detection in London by Robert Barr.

Starring Ray Brooks as shrewd veteran DS Dave Brook and Christopher Blake as his young side-kick, DC Blair Maxton.

DS Dave Brook …. Ray Brooks
DC Blair Maxton …. Christopher Blake
DC Harrison …. Peter Cleall
Chief Inspector Roach …. David Daker
Dickie Fenn ...... Bill Nighy
Peter Parsons ...... Derek Francis
Harry Dean ...... George Tovey
Magistrate ...... Brian Haines
DC Maxton ...... Christopher Blake
Clerk ...... Peter Baldwin

Former BBC war correspondent, Robert Barr is best remembered for his work on BBC TV’s ‘Z-Cars’ and ‘Softly Softly’.

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1980.


MON 06:30 Cadfael (b007k2mr)
Monk's Hood

1. Troubled Times

The year is 1138, and Brother Cadfael, herbalist of Shrewsbury Abbey, is asked to supply a healing potion for a sick monk.

But monk's hood oil can kill as well as cure....

Ellis Peters' medieval murder mysteries featuring the Benedictine monk-cum-amateur sleuth.

Starring Philip Madoc - with Sir Michael Hordern as the narrator.

From the Chronicles of Brother Cadfael.

Dramatised in five-parts by Bert Coules.

Narrator ...... Sir Michael Hordern
Brother Cadfael ...... Phillip Madoc
Brother Mark ...... Ian Targett
Prior Robert ...... Geoffrey Whitehead
Brother Rees ...... Norman Jones
Rishildis Burnel ...... Pat Heywood
Father Heribert ...... Timothy Bateson
Elfrick ...... Mark Straker
Maerreg ...... Kenneth Price
Aldith ...... Jane Whittenshaw
Brother Edmund ...... Timothy Carlton
Brother Petrus ...... Fraser Kerr

Producer: Lissa Evans

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1991.


MON 07:00 Jack & Millie (b0bd911s)
Series 1

The Kids Are Alright

All grandkids make mistakes, but only Jack and Millie's do it quite so loudly - and on video.

The annual Summer show at London's Royal Academy and a record-breaking sauna set the scene for a philosophical disquisition on the perils of parenting and the lure of lycra.

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
Shirley ...... Tracy-Ann Oberman
Harry ...... Nigel Lindsay
Melvin ...... Harry Peacock
Delphine ...... Jenny Bede
Flight Attendant ...... Lauren O'Rourke

Producer: David Tyler

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


MON 07:30 I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue (m00193v2)
Series 77

Episode 1

This 50th Anniversary Series of Radio 4's multi award-winning ‘antidote to panel games’ promises yet more quality, desk-based entertainment for all the family. The celebrations begin in London’s Royal Albert Hall where Tony Hawks and Pippa Evans are pitched against Harry Hill and the programme’s creator Graeme Garden, with Jack Dee in the role of reluctant chairman. Regular listeners will know to expect inspired nonsense, pointless revelry and Colin Sell at the piano.

Producer - Jon Naismith
A BBC Studios production


MON 08:00 Round the Horne (b007jlnp)
Series 3

Episode 1

Kenneth Horne in war romp 'The Plastic Max', Seamus Android at Pinewood and Jules and Sandy bewail their parts.

One of BBC Radio’s most influential and groundbreaking series packed full of colourful characters, parodies, memorable catchphrases, and double-entendres.

Starring:

Kenneth Horne
Kenneth Williams
Hugh Paddick
Betty Marsden
Bill Pertwee

Announcer: Douglas Smith

Recorded at the BBC's Paris Studio in Lower Regent Street, London.

Music by Edwin Braden and the Hornblowers and The Fraser Hayes Four.

Round The Horne was born out of the demise of BBC radio comedy Beyond Our Ken. Using the same cast and producer, Barry Took and Marty Feldman wrote the brilliantly inventive - and sometimes outrageous - scripts for four series between 1965 and 1968.

Producer: John Simmonds

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in February 1967.


MON 08:30 Flying the Flag (b007jx74)
Series 1

Notes from the Underground

In which mushrooms are picked, the right questions are not asked, and a sign of civilisation is revealed.

Confusion reigns as the British Embassy prepares a report on the local political outlook.

Starring Dinsdale Landen.

Eastern Bloc embassy sitcom written by Alex Shearer.

Ambassador Mackenzie …. Dinsdale Landen
William Frost …. Peter Acre
Helen Waterson …. Moir Leslie
Spiro …. Stephen Greif
Yakov Korovin …. Michael Bilton
Eugenia …. Sue Broomfield

Producer: Pete Atkin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1987.


MON 09:00 Wordaholics (b01rvptv)
Series 2

Episode 3

Gyles Brandreth chairs the word-obsessed comedy panel show.

Lloyd Langford and Susie Dent compete against Dave Gorman and Natalie Haynes to find out who knows more.

Dave Gorman guesses the meaning of the phrase 'living on Queen Street' from the late 1800s.

Natalie Haynes unravels the word 'autodysomophobia'.

Lloyd Langford guesses the meaning of the Yiddish word 'farpotshket'.

Susie Dent shares her love of the current Liverpool word 'twirlies' and explains the meaning of the word 'quockerwodger'.

Both teams also have a go at coming up with modern phrases to replace the old cliches 'When life gives you lemons, make lemonade' and 'Beauty is only skin deep'.

Writers: Jon Hunter and James Kettle.

Producer: Claire Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2013.


MON 09:30 Double Science (b0141zm1)
Forresters FM

When Forresters Sixth Form College gets a temporary FM radio licence, dramas are soon breaking out on the airwaves...

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.
Alex Macqueen

Producer: Adam Bromley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2008.


MON 10:00 Tender Is the Night: A Romance (b062htlc)
Episode 1

Between the First World War and the Wall Street Crash, the French Riviera was the stylish place for wealthy Americans to visit.

Among the most fashionable are psychoanalyst Dick Diver and his wife Nicole, who hold court at their villa.

Into their circle comes Rosemary Hoyt, a young film star, who is instantly attracted to them, but understands little of the dark secrets that hold them together.

F Scott Fitzgerald’s beautiful and poignant novel about marriage, glamour and disintegration.

Starring Simon Harrison and Melody Grove.

Dramatised in two parts by Robin Brooks.

Dick Diver ...... Simon Harrison
Nicole Diver ...... Melody Grove
Rosemary ...... Kelly Burke
Tommy ...... Finn den Hertog
Abe North ...... Mark McDonnel
McKisco ....... Laurie Brown
Violet/Baby ...... Anita Vettesse
Mother ...... Anne Lacey
Franz/Warren ....... Nick Underwood
Collis/Buddy ...... Alasdair Hankinson
Narrator ...... Sam Dale

Regarded by many as F Scott Fitzgerald’s greatest book.

Director: Gaynor Macfarlane

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2015.


MON 11:00 TED Radio Hour (m0019brs)
Series 9

Work, Play, Rest: Part 2/3: Play

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

Manoush Zomorodi investigates how the last few years have changed the way we live: what is the future for how we play?

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


MON 11:50 Inheritance Tracks (m0019brv)
Brindley Sherratt

Singer Brindley Sherratt chooses ‘Mir ist so wunderbar‘ from Beethoven’s Fidelio and The Carpenters ‘We’ve Only Just Begun’.


MON 12:00 Round the Horne (b007jlnp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 Flying the Flag (b007jx74)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 Detective (b03h73w7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 Cadfael (b007k2mr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 Melmoth by Sarah Perry (m0000xy7)
Episode 6

Hoffman’s manuscript describes his shameful and terrifying experiences during the Second World War and its aftermath.

Melmoth the Witness is never far away.

Sarah Perry's contemporary novel set in Prague, inspired by an original Gothic story.

Melmoth the Witness is a terrifying and yet moving creation who repels and attracts our sympathies simultaneously. The novel explores some of humanity’s darkest actions, asks us to consider our deepest secrets and conveys the importance of bearing witness to unspeakable events.

At the same time, it's also a novel of redemption, of the possibility of forgiveness, hope and reconciliation, and the healing power of love.

Abridged in ten parts by Jeremy Osborne.

Read by Greta Scacchi and Anton Lesser.

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in October 2018.


MON 14:15 EM Forster - Where Angels Fear to Tread (b007k2cz)
Episode 1

English prejudices clash with Italian passions when a young widow is sent abroad to avoid a man's clutches.

EM Forster's deliciously witty story of English conventions confounded by the romanticism of Italy.

Debut novel first published in 1905.

Dramatised ten parts by Penny Leicester.

Narrator ...... Sian Thomas
Philip ...... Jamie Bamber
Caroline ...... Emilia Fox
MrsHerriton ...... Sara Kestelman
Harriet ...... Deborah Findlay
Lilia ...... Teresa Gallagher
Gino ...... Tom George
Irma ...... Imogen Hamilton-Jones

Director: Di Speirs

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2003.


MON 14:30 In Search of the Black Mozart (b05wdsnl)
Episode 1

Chi-chi Nwanoku has spent her career travelling and performing in concert halls the world over as the principal double bassist of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.

More recently, she's been on a personal journey seeking out the lives and careers of black classical musicians from the 18th century who like her, played and composed music at the highest levels. In some cases, slivers of their lives are on record but you have to be quite determined to find out.

Chi-chi puts the record straight and with the help of some of the finest musical researchers around, she brings to the fore the music and lives of musicians like violinist/composer Joseph Emidy, virtuoso violinist George Bridgetower and composer Joseph Bologne, aka Chevalier de St-George who not only met Mozart in his lifetime, but who was known by all those who heard his music as the 'Black Mozart'.

In the first of two programmes, she visits the British Library to find our more about Ignatius Sancho - someone who was born into slavery and ended up being the first person of colour in Britain to have the vote.

Also of interest to Chi-chi are his musical compositions which are held at the British Library. Together with music curator, Nicolas Bell and Sancho expert Professor Brychhan Carey the three of them assess Sancho's musical ability and life.

In a more sinister turn of events, Chi-chi talks to Handel scholar, Dr. David Hunter who shares his research which reveals that Handel, whilst composing some of the most beautiful music around was an investor in slavery.

She also hears about the violinist and composer Joseph Emidy who became a musical star of Cornwall's music scene and meets up with one of his musical ancestors.

Producer: Sarah Taylor

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2015.


MON 15:00 Tender Is the Night: A Romance (b062htlc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 Wordaholics (b01rvptv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 16:30 Double Science (b0141zm1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


MON 17:00 Jack & Millie (b0bd911s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 17:30 I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue (m00193v2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 18:00 Orbiter X (b077xnzr)
Breakaway

Captain McClelland and Flight Engineer Hicks plan to use an unmanned probe in their desperate bid to return space station 'Orbiter X' to Earth's orbit.

BD Chapman's futuristic sci-fi adventure from 1959.

Captain Bob Britton …. John Carson
Captain Douglas McClelland …. Andrew Crawford
Flight Engineer Hicks …. Barrie Gosney
Max Kramer …. Gerik Schjelderup
Neasen …. Ian Sadler
Letmann …. John Cazabon
Colonel Kent …. Donald Bisset
Control Officer Brown …. Peter Noel Cook

Producer: Charles Maxwell

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in November 1959.


MON 18:30 A Good Read (b04980f5)
Julian Rhind-Tutt and Steve Oram

Harriett Gilbert and her guests - actors, Julian Rhind-Tutt and Steve Oram - discuss favourite books by Annie Proulx, John Steinbeck and Martin Amis.

Close Range: Brokeback Mountain and Other Stories by Annie Proulx
Publisher: Harper Perennials

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
Publisher: Penguin

Experience by Martin Amis
Publisher: Vintage

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2014.


MON 19:00 Round the Horne (b007jlnp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 Flying the Flag (b007jx74)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 Detective (b03h73w7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 Cadfael (b007k2mr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 TED Radio Hour (m0019brs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:50 Inheritance Tracks (m0019brv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:50 today]


MON 22:00 I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue (m00193v2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 Rubbish (b0077128)
Series 1

Outsourcing

Martin's boss Roger is suspended after his computer is taken away following a worldwide FBI sting operation.

Martin finds himself acting head, but when he meets the outsourcing partner from hell, he starts to realise he's in over his head.

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

Martin ...... Reece Dinsdale
Roger ...... Paul Copley
Sarah ...... Nicola Walker
Barney ...... James Lance
Karen ...... Oriane Messina
Darren ...... Mark Maier

Producer: Claire Bartlett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2006.


MON 23:00 Dead Ringers (m00194cj)
Series 22

Episode 5

Penny Mordaunt has come from nowhere to be in the top five Tory leaderships hopefuls, but much more importantly, she makes her debut appearance on Dead Ringers.

The leadership election is analysed in depth, the women’s Euros gets a new presenter, and Scooby Doo gets involved in British politics.

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

This episode was written by: Nev Fountain & Tom Jamieson, Laurence Howarth, Ed Amsden & Tom Coles, James Bugg, Edward Tew, Robert Darke, Rachel E. Thorn, Sophie Dickson and Sarah Campbell

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


MON 23:30 The Ape That Got Lucky (b0081sw3)
Man or Monkey

A look at how so many of the things we imagine to be human characteristics are really just animal ones.

Plus a glimpse at where evolution might take the human race next.

A spoof exploration of the fascinating subject of human evolution.

Starring Chris Addison.

With:

Professor Austin Herring (aka Geoffrey McGivern)
Jo Enright
Dan Tetsell

Written by Chris Addison and Carl Cooper.

Producer: Simon Nicholls

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2005.



TUESDAY 19 JULY 2022

TUE 00:00 Orbiter X (b077xnzr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 A Good Read (b04980f5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 Detective (b03h73w7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 Cadfael (b007k2mr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 Melmoth by Sarah Perry (m0000xy7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:15 EM Forster - Where Angels Fear to Tread (b007k2cz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 In Search of the Black Mozart (b05wdsnl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 Tender Is the Night: A Romance (b062htlc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 Wordaholics (b01rvptv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:30 Double Science (b0141zm1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 Jack & Millie (b0bd911s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue (m00193v2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 Detective (b03h7jqv)
Series 1

The Birthday Party, part 1/2

Could a swish soiree at a very high-class club be the start of an audacious heist? DS Dave Brook is on it.

Stories of crime and detection in London by Robert Barr.

Starring Ray Brooks as long-serving, ducking-and-diving DS Dave Brook. His sidekick is 23-year-old ‘grammar school boy’ DC Blair Maxton, played by Christopher Blake.

DS Dave Brook …. Ray Brooks
DC Blair Maxton …. Christopher Blake
Chief Inspector Roach …. David Daker
Tommy ...... Johnny Wade
Thorn ...... Alan Lake
Judie ...... Jacqueline Tong
Neale ...... Tony Anholt
Butler ...... Danny Schiller

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1980.


TUE 06:30 Cadfael (b007jl9z)
Monk's Hood

2. The Inheritance

Brother Cadfael fears the worst over the sickness of Shrewsbury Abbey's benefactor.

Ellis Peters's medieval thriller stars Philip Madoc as Brother Cadfael.

Sir Michael Hordern is the narrator.

From the Chronicles of Brother Cadfael, dramatised by Bert Coules.

Narrator ...... Sir Michael Hordern
Brother Cadfael ...... Phillip Madoc
Sergeant William Warden ...... Ian Hogg
Brother Mark ...... Ian Targett
Prior Robert ...... Geoffrey Whitehead
Brother Rees ...... Norman Jones
Rishildis Burnel ...... Pat Heywood
Elfrick ...... Mark Straker
Maerreg ...... Kenneth Price
Aldith ...... Jane Whittenshaw
Brother Edmund ...... Timothy Carlton
Edwin Gurney ...... Richard Pearce
Sybil Bellecott ...... Petra Markham
Edwy Bellecott ...... Stephen Garlick

Producer: Lissa Evans

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1991.


TUE 07:00 North by Northamptonshire (b017mx3z)
Series 2

Episode 1

As is well-known: Yorkshiremen wear flat caps and Essex girls wear short skirts; Liverpudlians are scallies and Cockneys are wideboys. Northamptonians gaze wistfully at these stereotypes and wish for an identity of any kind and a label less ridiculous than Northamptonians.

Northamptonshire, let us be clear, is neither north, nor south nor in the Midlands. It floats somewhere between the three eyeing up the distinctiveness of each with envious eyes. Now Katherine Jakeways is giving Northamptonshire an identity. And she waits, benevolently, for her home-county to thank her. And possibly make her some kind of Mayor.

Joined by the same incredible cast which graced Series One - including Sheila Hancock as the Narrator, Penelope Wilton, Mackenzie Crook, Felicity Montagu and Kevin Eldon - and with the exciting addition of Geoffrey Palmer, North by Northamptonshire promises once again to delight audience and critics.

Wadenbrook is a small market town in a corner of Northamptonshire, and will be familiar to anyone who has ever lived anywhere. This year, its residents are building up to a Dickensian Festival weekend, so expect mob caps, cravats and shawls which are usually used as cat-blankets.

Written by and also starring Katherine Jakeways.

John Biggins ...... Keith
Mackenzie Crook ...... Rod
Kevin Eldon ...... Jonathan / Ken
Shelia Hancock ...... Narrator
Jessica Henwick ...... Helen
Katherine Jakeways ...... Esther / Jacqui
Felicity Montagu ...... Jan
Geoffrey Palmer ...... Norman
Lizzie Roper ...... Angela
Penelope Wilton ...... Mary
Rufus Wright ...... Frank

Producer: Victoria Lloyd

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2011.


TUE 07:30 Damned Andrew (m00193pc)
Series 1

The Best Day of Their Lives

The transdimensional portal in Andrew and Gabriella's front room is misbehaving and messing up their flat - mostly by depositing a trivia obsessed sentient mould in their bedroom. When Andrew makes a desperate attempt to solve the problem, they wind up trapped in a mysterious and deadly nostalgia labyrinth with Gabriella and Pad, reliving the best days of their lives while some massive Doctor Who monsters try to kill them. Meanwhile, Siobhan is busy helping Phil LeTramp break the curse on him, so he can finally go back inside...

With Andrew O'Neill, Toby Hadoke, Jen Brister, Phil Nichol, Sanjeev Kohli, Lucy Pearman, Carly Smallman, Sami Abu Wardeh, Joel Trill, Will Hodgson 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 (b007jmny)
Series 6

Foiled by President Fred

Gas meter inspector Neddie Seagoon heads to South America over an unpaid bill.

Groundbreaking, surreal BBC radio comedy written by Spike Milligan.

Starring:
Peter Sellers
Harry Secombe
Spike Milligan

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

With the Ray Ellington Quartet and Max Geldray.

Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott.

Announcer: Wallace Greenslade

Producer: Peter Eton

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in November 1955.


TUE 08:30 Home Again (m00058mq)
Enter the Airship

Fulton meets daughter-in-law, Cyrilla, for the first time. How will they get on?

As suddenly as he disappeared, Fulton Jones has returned to his family – wife Margaret and children Rosie and Martin. He went to the newsagent to buy matches 20 years previously and, bold as brass, has waltzed back assuming his role as father figure once more. Margaret is perplexed, whilst Rosie and Martin are furious with him.

CAST:

Fulton …. Robin Bailey
Margaret …. Doreen Mantle
Rosie …. Liz Goulding
Martin …. David Troughton
Cyrilla …. Ursula Smith
Ernest Blackrock …. Christopher Benjamin

Script writer: Peter Tinniswood

Producer: Griff Rhys Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1980.


TUE 09:00 Dead Ringers (m00194cj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:30 Change at Oglethorpe (b007k0dp)
Remember, Remember the Fifth of September

The blackest day of the year has come to Oglethorpe station - it's June's birthday. Rocket and Points are keeping out of her way, but station manager David is determined to make it a day to remember!

Peter Davison and Michael Williams star in Peter Morfoot's railway sitcom.

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

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in December 1995.


TUE 10:00 Tender Is the Night: A Romance (b0638hpl)
Episode 2

Nicole Diver has had a breakdown and, together with her husband Dick, she flees Paris.

The events of the past are beginning to take a toll on their marriage and only one of them has the strength to survive.

A beautiful and poignant novel about marriage, glamour and disintegration. Regarded by many as F Scott Fitzgerald’s greatest book - dramatised by Robin Brooks.

Dick Diver ..... Simon Harrison
Nicole Diver ..... Melody Grove
Rosemary ..... Kelly Burke
Tommy ..... Finn den Hertog
Swanson ...... Laurie Brown
Baby ..... Anita Vettesse
Kathe/Caroline ..... Anne Lacey
Franz/Warren ...... Nick Underwood
Collis ..... Alasdair Hankinson
Narrator ..... Sam Dale

Director: Gaynor Macfarlane

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2015.


TUE 11:00 Archive on 4 (m0006kyj)
God Bless the Prince of Wales

Historian Martin Johnes revisits the Investiture of the Prince of Wales in July 1969 and explores the stories we tell about it and the stories we tell about ourselves.

"You knelt a boy," John Betjeman wrote upon the investiture of Charles as Prince of Wales, "you rose a man." Not his finest work, perhaps – and it's certainly a sentiment that many in Wales would have found difficult to stomach.

Take the Free Wales Army for example. Fresh from manoeuvres in Pembrokeshire and bomb training in Snowdonia, they threatened an armed rising in response to Charles's presence in Wales. Part of this insurrection included a plan to dump tonnes of manure on Charles's procession from a helicopter. The leading members of the Free Wales Army were arrested on public order and explosives charges and put on trial to coincide with the investiture ceremony.

Or take Mudiad Amddiffyn Cymru (MAC). They might have been more of a threat. MAC had already blown up four public buildings that year, attempted to blow up a monument to Charles in Holyhead and sent a letter bomb to a police officer. The group planned another four bombs on the day of the investiture ceremony. Two members of MAC were killed the day before when the gelignite they were carrying exploded. And a ten-year-old boy lost a leg when one of the bombs planted on Prince Charles's route exploded late.

The threats of violence were real and they cast a dark shadow over the Imperial pomp. A glance at the running order of Radio 4's World at One on the day of the ceremony tells its own story: bombs, guns, arrests, showtrials – paramilitary terrorism on British soil, before the rise of the Provos.

These events are dim in the collective memory of the UK, but they're important – they cleared a way for the sentiment that would lead to devolution – and they inform a politics that is still very much alive and still being played out.

Featuring: Laura Clancy, Gethin ap Gruffydd, Elfed Wyn Jones, Mab Jones, Dominic Sandbrook, Wyn Thomas, Tim Williams.

Producer: Martin Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2019.


TUE 12:00 The Goon Show (b007jmny)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 Home Again (m00058mq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 Detective (b03h7jqv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 Cadfael (b007jl9z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 Melmoth by Sarah Perry (m0000y9w)
Episode 7

A contemporary novel set in Prague, inspired by an original Gothic story and written by Sarah Perry.

Melmoth the Witness is a terrifying and yet moving creation who repels and attracts our sympathies simultaneously. The novel explores some of humanity’s darkest actions, asks us to consider our deepest secrets and conveys the importance of bearing witness to unspeakable events. At the same time, it's also a novel of redemption, of the possibility of forgiveness, hope and reconciliation, and the healing power of love.

At her landlady’s birthday dinner, prompted by the others, Helen begins to tell her friends about her darkest secret.

Sarah Perry was born in Essex in 1979. She has been the writer in residence at Gladstone's Library and the UNESCO World City of Literature Writer in Residence in Prague. After Me Comes the Flood, her first novel, was long-listed for the Guardian First Book Award and the Folio Prize, and won the East Anglian Book of the Year Award in 2014. The Essex Serpent - also a Radio 4 Book at Bedtime - was Waterstone's Book of the Year in 2016 and the British Book Awards Book of the Year in 2017. Her work has been translated into twenty languages. She lives in Norwich.

Writer: Sarah Perry
Abridger: Jeremy Osborne
Reader: Greta Scacchi and Anton Lesser
Producer: Rosalynd Ward

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in October 2018.


TUE 14:15 EM Forster - Where Angels Fear to Tread (b007k2fd)
Episode 2

The romanticism of Italy has cast a spell on widowed Lilia, and she gets engaged. Forster's witty story of English conventions confounded by the romanticism of Italy.

EM Forster's debut novel, first published in 1905.

Dramatised ten parts by Penny Leicester.

Narrator ...... Sian Thomas
Philip ...... Jamie Bamber
Caroline ...... Emilia Fox
MrsHerriton ...... Sara Kestelman
Harriet ...... Deborah Findlay
Lilia ...... Teresa Gallagher
Gino ...... Tom George
Irma ...... Imogen Hamilton-Jones

Director: Di Speirs

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2003.


TUE 14:30 In Search of the Black Mozart (b05wy63w)
Episode 2

Chi-chi Nwanoku has spent her career travelling and performing in concert halls the world over as the principal double bassist of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. More recently, she's been on a personal journey seeking out the lives and careers of black classical musicians from the eighteenth century who like her, played and composed music at the highest levels. In some cases, slivers of their lives are on record but you have to be quite determined to find out.

Chi-chi puts the record straight and with the help of some of the finest musical researchers around, she brings to the fore the music and lives of musicians like violinist/composer Joseph Emidy, virtuoso violinist George Bridgetower and composer Joseph Bologne, aka Chevalier de St-George who not only met Mozart in his lifetime, but who was known by all those who heard his music as the 'Black Mozart'.

In today's programme she explores the remarkable life of Chevalier de Saint-Georges, the son of a slave who ended up being one of the finest violinists, composers and swordsman in Europe. And he also led the first all black regiment during the French Revolution against the King, whilst teaching music to Marie Antoinette.

Chi-chi also hears about the life of the child prodigy violinist George Bridgetower who delighted all who heard him included the Prince of Wales. He went on to play with Beethoven and inspire him to write one of the most difficult violin sonatas of the period.

Producer: Sarah Taylor


TUE 15:00 Tender Is the Night: A Romance (b0638hpl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 The Museum of Curiosity (b0bqdhwr)
Series 13

Episode 1

Professor of Ignorance John Lloyd and his curator Lee Mack welcome:

* Comedian and writer Lucy Beaumont
* Scientist, writer and storyteller Dr Kat Arney
* Multi-award-winning poet Benjamin Zephaniah

The Museum's Guest Committee tuck find out how jumping genes took the world by surprise, peep through the smallest window in the world and practise the ancient art of Tai Chi.

Researched by QI and Mike Turner.

Producers: Richard Turner and Anne Miller.

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


TUE 16:30 Change at Oglethorpe (b007k0dp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


TUE 17:00 North by Northamptonshire (b017mx3z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 17:30 Damned Andrew (m00193pc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 18:00 Orbiter X (b077ypfb)
The Price of Survival

Unity are plotting to commandeer the yet to be assembled Orbiter X space station for their own evil purposes.

First broadcast in 1959, a bold but perilous plan to conquer space with space station 'Orbiter X' is underway.

Captain Bob Britton …. John Carson
Captain Douglas McClelland …. Andrew Crawford
Flight Engineer Hicks …. Barrie Gosney
Max Kramer …. Gerik Schjelderup
Gelbin …. Arthur Lawrence
Neasen …. Ian Sadler
Colonel Kent …. Donald Bisset
Sir Charles Day …. Leslie Perrins

Written by BD Chapman

Producer: Charles Maxwell

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in November 1959.


TUE 18:30 Soul Music (b08rr9g9)
Series 24

Siegfried Idyll

Wagner's peaceful Siegfried Idyll was written to thank his wife after the birth of his son Siegfried.

On her birthday in 1870, she awoke to find an orchestra on her staircase performing the music for the first time. It is music which celebrates family relationships, and Soul Music hears from people whose lives and relationships have been touched and changed by this remarkable piece.

Cellist Nick Trygstad explains how the music conjures up scenes of domestic life and helped him cope with his homsickness when he arrived in the UK. Karen West recalls a 50th birthday treat - a trip across lake Lucerne with her father, to visit Wagner's villa. For Tim Reynish, the music has a special connection with his son - when William was born he recreated the first performance on the staircase of his Birmingham home; many years later he conducted the music at his son's memorial concert.

And Roberto Paternostro recalls a historic performance in Germany when he took a group of Israeli musicians to perform Wagner's music for the first time at Bayreuth - the opera house built by Wagner, and later frequented by Adolf Hitler.

Producer: Melvin Rickarby

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2017.


TUE 19:00 The Goon Show (b007jmny)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 Home Again (m00058mq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 Detective (b03h7jqv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 Cadfael (b007jl9z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 Archive on 4 (m0006kyj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 22:00 Damned Andrew (m00193pc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 The Nick Revell Show (b00cnhys)
Series 2

The Wedding

Preparing for his old flame's nuptials, writer Nick is seething over the way she dumped him.

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

With:

Alistair McGowan
Doon MacKichan
Brian Bowles
Leslie Sharp
Joanna Brookes
Elizabeth Bennet
Stephen Tomkinson

Producer: Ioan Magnusson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1993.


TUE 23:00 The Big Booth (b007k3g2)
Series 2: The Big Booth Too

Episode 4

Boothby and friends share scary tales of the railway and dramas at sea.

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

With Stephen Frost, Vivienne Soan, Big Al, io Forcione, Jim Sweeney and Neil Innes.

Written by Boothby Graffoe and Dave Thompson.

Producer: Lucy Armitage

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2001.


TUE 23:30 Jigsaw (b04fzfy7)
Series 2

Episode 2

The rapid-fire and surreal sketch show series.

Starring award-winning stand-up comedians Dan Antopolski, Tom Craine and Nat Luurtsema

Producer: Colin Anderson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2014.


TUE 23:45 Helen Keen's It Is Rocket Science (b04003l7)
Series 3

Episode 2

The only radio comedy programme to give you an accurate overview of the science of space travel.

This episode examines humanity's enduring obsession with UFOs. How long have we been seeing them? What might they really be? And what questions might their possible occupants be asking about us?

Starring Helen Keen, Peter Serafinowicz and Susy Kane

Written by Helen Keen and Miriam Underhill

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2014.



WEDNESDAY 20 JULY 2022

WED 00:00 Orbiter X (b077ypfb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 Soul Music (b08rr9g9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 Detective (b03h7jqv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 Cadfael (b007jl9z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 Melmoth by Sarah Perry (m0000y9w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday]


WED 02:15 EM Forster - Where Angels Fear to Tread (b007k2fd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Tuesday]


WED 02:30 In Search of the Black Mozart (b05wy63w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 Tender Is the Night: A Romance (b0638hpl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 The Museum of Curiosity (b0bqdhwr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:30 Change at Oglethorpe (b007k0dp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 North by Northamptonshire (b017mx3z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 Damned Andrew (m00193pc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 Detective (b03h7yny)
Series 1

The Birthday Party, part 2/2

Detective Inspector Mannock arrives to take charge of investigations into the suspicious gathering of crooks at a swish birthday party.

Just what is Terry Neale up to?

Stories of crime and detection in London by Robert Barr.

Starring Ray Brooks as long-serving, ducking-and-diving DS Dave Brook. His sidekick is 23-year-old ‘grammar school boy’ DC Blair Maxton, played by Christopher Blake.

DS Dave Brook …. Ray Brooks
DC Blair Maxton …. Christopher Blake
DI Mannock ...... Maurice Colbourne
Neale ...... Tony Anholt
Thorn ...... Alan Lake
Barman ...... Adrian Egan

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1980.


WED 06:30 Cadfael (b007jlbb)
Monk's Hood

3. Hunted

Medieval monk Brother Cadfael’s suspicions grow over who committed the murder.

Ellis Peters's medieval thriller stars Philip Madoc as Brother Cadfael.

Sir Michael Hordern is the narrator.

From the Chronicles of Brother Cadfael, dramatised by Bert Coules

Narrator ...... Sir Michael Hordern
Brother Cadfael ...... Phillip Madoc
Sergeant William Warden ...... Ian Hogg
Brother Mark ...... Ian Targett
Prior Robert ...... Geoffrey Whitehead
Brother Rees ...... Norman Jones
Rishildis Burnel ...... Pat Heywood
Elfrick ...... Mark Straker
Maerreg ...... Kenneth Price
Aldith ...... Jane Whittenshaw
Brother Edmund ...... Timothy Carlton
Edwin Gurney ...... Richard Pearce
Sybil Bellecott ...... Petra Markham
Edwy Bellecott ...... Stephen Garlick
Brother Petrus ...... Fraser Kerr
Brother Jerome ...... Andrew Wincott
Groom ...... Nigel Carrington

Producer: Lissa Evans

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1991.


WED 07:00 Boswell's Lives (b075pddm)
Series 2

Boswell's Life of Madonna

Boswell meets Madonna and lives to tell the tale.

Jon Canter’s sitcom sees James Boswell, Dr Johnson's celebrated biographer, pursue other legends to immortalise.

James Boswell ...... Miles Jupp
Madonna ...... Debra Stephenson

Producer: Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2016.


WED 07:30 Ken Cheng: Chinese Comedian (m0019467)
Series 3

Episode 2

Radio 4 favourite Ken Cheng concludes the third series of his brilliant show Chinese Comedian. In this episode, titled "Chinese Boyfriend", Ken talks about romantic endeavours and finding love in lockdown.

Written by Ken Cheng
Produced by Rajiv Karia
A BBC Studios Production.


WED 08:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b0090xjy)
Series 6

The Picnic

Bill, Sid and The Lad Himself eat al fresco to impress their dates from the local Palais.

Starring Tony Hancock.

With Sidney James, Bill Kerr, Patricia Hayes, Ann Lancaster, Elizabeth Fraser and Wilfred Babbage.

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 (b007jn7l)
Series 5

Rallying Around

Victoria and Charlotte jump to wrong conclusions, but Anna has plans. Stars Rosemary Leach and Celia Imrie. From August 1998.


WED 09:00 The Write Stuff (b00f3wqc)
Series 12

JK Rowling

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 JK Rowling.

Reader: Beth Chalmers

Producer: Katie Marsden

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2008.


WED 09:30 Odd Balls (b007608c)
Stan Rooker - Night Receptionist

Late one Saturday night, good Samaritan, Wilfred Parkin brings a man with a strange problem to the hospital reception. But Stan Rooker seems strangely reluctant to call the doctor.

One of four character based comedies by Don Howarth.

Stan Rooker ...... Terry Malloy
Wilfrid Parkin ...... Paul Copley
Knight ...... Barry Farrimond

Director: Julie Beckett

Producer: Sue Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2001.


WED 10:00 RD Blackmore - Lorna Doone (b00snl4p)
Episode 1

17th century Exmoor in Devon: John Ridd meets Lorna Doone (and they fall in love) and we meet the murderer Carver Doone, the highwayman Tom Faggus and the miser Uncle Benn.

David Schofield and Alison Pettit star in RD Blackmore’s popular and enduring romantic tale.

Dramatised in three-parts by Barry Letts.

John Ridd …. David Schofield
Lorna Doon …. Alison Pettit
Mother …. Janet Dale
Tom Faggus …. Cornelius Garrett
Uncle Ben …. James Warrior
Carver Doone …. Kim Durham
Young Lorna …. Charlotte Grattidge
Jeremy Stickles …. Graham Padden
Lizzie Ridd …. Sunny Ormonde
Young Lizzie …. Laura Berry
Annie Ridd …. Katherine Mount
Young Annie …. Samantha Dowling
Gwenny …. Susan Jeffrey
John Fry …. Ian Brooker
Counsellor Doone …. Graham Colclough
Charlie Doon …. David Perks

Directed at BBC Pebble Mill by Brian Lighthill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1997.


WED 11:00 Rik Mayall on Radio (m000jq96)
1. A Higher Education

Broadcaster and Producer John Lloyd explores the fascinating radio contributions of the actor and comedian Rik Mayall to reveal a remarkable and eclectic mix of programmes and archives.

Rik Mayall, was one of the first and foremost alternative comedians in the UK, best known for his work on TV's The Young Ones, Bottom and The New Statesmen which all had tremendous impact on British situation comedy. However whilst enjoying tremendous success on television Mayall made many captivating contributions to radio which are often overlooked.

First of a two-part tribute first heard in 2018 - the year Mayall would have celebrated his 60th birthday

John is joined by Lloyd Peters, who wrote the featured drama below, and Helen Lederer who co-starred in it with Rik.

* A Higher Education:
Panic strikes in a university drama department as a siege situation unfolds.
Starring Rik Mayall, Helen Lederer, Philip Glenister Judi Earl and Gary Brown.
Lloyd Peters' comic drama, directed by Polly Thomas and first heard in 2000.

Producer: Stephen Garner

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


WED 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b0090xjy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 No Commitments (b007jn7l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 Detective (b03h7yny)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 Cadfael (b007jlbb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 Melmoth by Sarah Perry (m0000yl5)
Episode 8

A contemporary novel set in Prague, inspired by an original Gothic story and written by Sarah Perry.

Melmoth the Witness is a terrifying and yet moving creation who repels and attracts our sympathies simultaneously. The novel explores some of humanity’s darkest actions, asks us to consider our deepest secrets and conveys the importance of bearing witness to unspeakable events. At the same time, it's also a novel of redemption, of the possibility of forgiveness, hope and reconciliation, and the healing power of love.

Helen confesses to her terrible crime, committed many years ago during her time in Manila. It had consequences for both her and her lover, Arnel.

Sarah Perry was born in Essex in 1979. She has been the writer in residence at Gladstone's Library and the UNESCO World City of Literature Writer in Residence in Prague. After Me Comes the Flood, her first novel, was long-listed for the Guardian First Book Award and the Folio Prize, and won the East Anglian Book of the Year Award in 2014. The Essex Serpent - also a Radio 4 Book at Bedtime - was Waterstone's Book of the Year in 2016 and the British Book Awards Book of the Year in 2017. Her work has been translated into twenty languages. She lives in Norwich.

Writer: Sarah Perry
Abridger: Jeremy Osborne
Reader: Greta Scacchi and Anton Lesser
Producer: Rosalynd Ward

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in October 2018.


WED 14:15 EM Forster - Where Angels Fear to Tread (b007jrw4)
Episode 3

English conventions battle Italian romanticism, as Lilia tries to adapt to life as a wife.

EM Forster's debut novel, first published in 1905.

Dramatised ten parts by Penny Leicester.

Narrator ...... Sian Thomas
Philip ...... Jamie Bamber
Caroline ...... Emilia Fox
MrsHerriton ...... Sara Kestelman
Harriet ...... Deborah Findlay
Lilia ...... Teresa Gallagher
Gino ...... Tom George
Irma ...... Imogen Hamilton-Jones

Director: Di Speirs

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2003.


WED 14:30 A Straight Question (b01jhdgl)
Comedian, writer and actress Jackie Clune dated women for 12 years before meeting and marrying a man. She talks to those who, like her, identified as gay and then had a heterosexual relationship. This is a subject that provokes misunderstanding and downright anger and Jackie found people even walked out of her stand-up act when she mentioned her husband. We discuss how sexuality can be fluid and romance can be unexpected. Novelist Jake Arnott, who identified predominantly as gay, then fell in love with a female fellow writer, says 'You don't choose who you fall in love with.'

Niki, who describes herself as a 'gold star dyke' until a man walked into the coffee shop where she worked. That first day she realised she would marry him and have his children. Although she still identifies herself as a 'lesbian who happened to be married to a man.' She says ' He was a freak wave who drenched the whole beach.'

Produced by Sara Conkey.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2012.


WED 15:00 RD Blackmore - Lorna Doone (b00snl4p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 The Write Stuff (b00f3wqc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


WED 16:30 Odd Balls (b007608c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


WED 17:00 Boswell's Lives (b075pddm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 17:30 Ken Cheng: Chinese Comedian (m0019467)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 18:00 Orbiter X (b0783p4d)
Marooned in Space

The evil Unity organization sets about planting an insider within the Commonwealth Space Project headquarters.

First broadcast in 1959, a bold but perilous plan to conquer space with space station 'Orbiter X' is underway.

Captain Bob Britton …. John Carson
Captain Douglas McClelland …. Andrew Crawford
Flight Engineer Hicks …. Barrie Gosney
Max Kramer …. Gerik Schjelderup
Gelbin …. Arthur Lawrence
Captain Jack Bradley …. John Witty
Colonel Kent …. Donald Bisset
Control Officer Brown …. Peter Noel Cook

Written by BD Chapman

Producer: Charles Maxwell

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in November 1959.


WED 18:30 Dad Made Me Laugh (b007k14d)
Nick Wisdom

Norman Wisdom's son chats to Sally Magnusson about his life growing up with a famous funny father.

Producer: Mike Walker

First broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland in October 2005.


WED 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b0090xjy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 No Commitments (b007jn7l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 Detective (b03h7yny)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 Cadfael (b007jlbb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 Rik Mayall on Radio (m000jq96)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 22:00 Ken Cheng: Chinese Comedian (m0019467)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 Goodness Gracious Me (b007jwnv)
Series 2

Episode 1

The Kapoors try social climbing at the golf club - and TV's 'Masterchef' with a twist.

Starring:

Sanjeev Bhaskar
Kulvinder Ghir
Nitin Sawhney
Meera Syal
Nina Wadia

Gold Winner of the Sony Radio Academy Awards. The sketch comedy show originally ran on BBC Radio 4 from 1996 to 1998, later transferring to TV on BBC TWO from 1998 to 2001.

Written by Richard Pinto, Sharat Sardana, Meera Syal, Sanjeev Bhaskar and Sanjeev Kohli.

Script Editor: Sharat Sardana

Producer: Anil Gupta.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1997.


WED 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (m0019gvx)
Jon Culshaw 2/3

From 10.00pm until midnight, seven days a week, the Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. Plus Paul Garner chats again to Jon Culshaw.


WED 23:00 The Million Pound Radio Show (b009ppln)
Series 3

Episode 2

Changes at the BBC - and 007 is a new man.

Sharp-edged topical humour in the most expensive show on radio.

Written by and starring Andy Hamilton and Nick Revell.

With Harry Enfield and Felicity Montagu

Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1987.


WED 23:30 Hearing With Hegley (b018sgz6)
Series 2

Episode 1

The poet laureate of alternative comedy, John Hegley, presents a selection of his work.

With contributions from:

Keith Moore
Susan Norton
Andrew Bailey
Nigel Piper

Producer: Phil Clarke

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1998.


WED 23:45 Sir Ralph Stanza's Letter from Salford (b00767qj)
Series 1

The Verse Was Yet to Come

The new poet-in-residence heads from London to the north-west to gain inspiration from the locals

Thanks to a specially-funded scheme, the respected London poet Sir Ralph Stanza becomes the poet-in-residence in Salford. He strides he streets of the area, wearing a Panama hat, blazer and silk scarf with his goal being to mix with the people of Salford and express their angst through his verse.

Sir Ralph Stanza …. James Quinn
With Jack Deam, Mark Chatterton, Stephen Hoyle and Alison Darling.

Written by James Quinn.

Producer: Graham Frost

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2002.



THURSDAY 21 JULY 2022

THU 00:00 Orbiter X (b0783p4d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 Dad Made Me Laugh (b007k14d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 Detective (b03h7yny)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 Cadfael (b007jlbb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 Melmoth by Sarah Perry (m0000yl5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:15 EM Forster - Where Angels Fear to Tread (b007jrw4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 A Straight Question (b01jhdgl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 RD Blackmore - Lorna Doone (b00snl4p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 The Write Stuff (b00f3wqc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:30 Odd Balls (b007608c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 Boswell's Lives (b075pddm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 Ken Cheng: Chinese Comedian (m0019467)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 Detective (b03h828w)
Series 1

The Coming Out Present

A newly paroled villain becomes involved in a security raid. Detective Sergeant Dave Brook sees a way to settle an old score.

Stories of crime and detection in London by Robert Barr.

Starring Ray Brooks as long-serving, ducking-and-diving DS Dave Brook. His sidekick is 23-year-old ‘grammar school boy’ DC Blair Maxton, played by Christopher Blake.

DS Dave Brook …. Ray Brooks
DC Blair Maxton …. Christopher Blake
Moody ...... Michael McClain
Chief Insp. Roach ...... David Daker
Harry Dean ...... George Tovey
Collator ...... James Cosmo
Barmaid ...... Jenny Twigge
Ryan ...... Harry Towb
Ross ...... Paul Angelis
Brennan ...... Alan Barry
Police Officer ...... Trevor Cooper
Police Officer ....... Michael McStay

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1980.


THU 06:30 Cadfael (b007jlbp)
Monk's Hood

4. Mallilie

Confusion reigns in the hunt for the poisoner. Brother Cadfael has fresh suspicions.

Ellis Peters's medieval thriller stars Philip Madoc as Brother Cadfael.

Sir Michael Hordern is the narrator.

From the Chronicles of Brother Cadfael, dramatised by Bert Coules

Narrator ...... Sir Michael Hordern
Brother Cadfael ...... Phillip Madoc
Sergeant William Warden ...... Ian Hogg
Brother Mark ...... Ian Targett
Prior Robert ...... Geoffrey Whitehead
Martin Bellecott ...... Timothy Carlton
Edwin Gurney ...... Richard Pearce
Edwy Bellecott ...... Stephen Garlick
Brother Petrus ...... Fraser Kerr
Brother Rees ...... Norman Jones
Hugh Beringar ...... Alan Barker
Brother Simon ...... Michael Turner
Brother Barnabas ...... Terrence Edmond

Producer: Lissa Evans

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1991.


THU 07:00 To Hull and Back (b06j57f9)
Series 1

Crying in the Chapel

Songs of Praise are paying a visit to Hull. Sophie sees this as an opportunity to start a successful singing career.

But neglected plumbing and a painting of Elvis at The Last Supper make an impossible task even more difficult...

Sophie still lives at home with her mum in Hull. They make a living doing car boot sales at the weekend. Except they don't really make a living because her mum can't bear to get rid of any of their junk. Plus, they don't have a car. As their house gets more cluttered, Sophie feels more trapped.

Sophie ..... Lucy Beaumont
Sheila ..... Maureen Lipman
Jean ..... Kerrie Marsh
Ernie ..... Norman Lovett
DJ Richie ...... Jon Richardson
Heather ...... Sue McCormick
Gwen ...... Annie Sawle
Roy ...... Mike Bubbins
Imogen ...... Rebecca Hamilton

Writer: Lucy Beaumont
Producer: Carl Cooper

A BBC Radio Comedy Production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2015.


THU 07:30 Gyles's Joke Box (m00194gx)
Gyles Brandreth asks his special guests to pick their favourite audio comedy moments of all time. Do they deserve a place in his Joke Box?

It's been 100 years since the BBC was founded in 1922, and in this brand new programme Gyles will be asking, What made us laugh back then? What makes us laugh now? What made us laugh in between and what makes us laugh the most?

A Great Scott Media production for BBC Radio 4


THU 08:00 The Burkiss Way (b007jlyw)
Series 1

Peel Bananas the Burkiss Way

Welcome to the Burkiss Way to dynamic living - radio's first correspondence course. Send no money.

Lesson one is courtesy of Denise Coffey, Nigel Rees, Chris Emmett and Fred Harris.

Then you too can write a script like Andrew Marshall, John Mason and David Renwick and produce a programme like Simon Brett.

The groundbreaking sketch show with cult status.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1976.


THU 08:30 Little Blighty on the Down (b007jx7n)
Series 1

Episode 2

More satirical soap opera about the everyday story of a country folk.

Starring:

John Bluthal
Andrew Sachs
Jo Kendall
Nick Hancock
Bernadine Corrigan
Daniel Strauss

Written by Mark Burton, John O'Farrell and Mike Coleman.

Producer: David Tyler

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1988.


THU 08:55 Leonard Rossiter - In a Nutshell (b00sj9r3)
Hold the Back Page

"The paper's policy was to identify with the man in the street - and unfortunately, our man in the street seemed to have escaped from some sort of asylum."

A disastrous foray into journalism is recounted in embarrassment by Leonard Rossiter.

Written by Barry Pilton.

Producer: Louise Purslow

First broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in March 1981.


THU 09:00 The Unbelievable Truth (b09zv5m0)
Series 20

Episode 4

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

John Finnemore, Henning Wehn, Lou Sanders and Graeme Garden are the panellists obliged to talk with deliberate inaccuracy on subjects as varied as The Rolling Stones, vegetarianism, eggs and Harry Potter.

Produced by Richard Turner
A Random Entertainment production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in April 2018.


THU 09:30 Coming Alive (m0019cgl)
Series 2

Off The Hook

Could Terry end up back in prison after his community centre success? Stars Karl Howman and Phyllis Logan. From July 2000.


THU 10:00 RD Blackmore - Lorna Doone (b00snrxb)
Episode 2

Murderer Carver Doone tries to force Lorna into marrying him, but her true love, John Ridd, sets out to rescue her...

David Schofield and Alison Pettit star in RD Blackmore’s popular and enduring romance set on 17th century Exmoor.

John Ridd …. David Schofield
Lorna Doon …. Alison Pettit
Mother …. Janet Dale
Tom Faggus …. Cornelius Garrett
Uncle Ben …. James Warrior
Carver Doone …. Kim Durham
Jeremy Stickles …. Graham Padden
Lizzie Ridd …. Sunny Ormonde
Annie Ridd …. Katherine Mount
Gwenny …. Susan Jeffrey
Charlie Doon and …. David Perks
Judge Jeffries …. Jonathan Wyatt

Dramatised by Barry Letts.

Directed at BBC Pebble Mill by Brian Lighthill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in in September 1997.


THU 11:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m0019bt6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


THU 11:45 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b00mlxpv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]


THU 12:00 The Burkiss Way (b007jlyw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 Little Blighty on the Down (b007jx7n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 12:55 Leonard Rossiter - In a Nutshell (b00sj9r3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:55 today]


THU 13:00 Detective (b03h828w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 Cadfael (b007jlbp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 Melmoth by Sarah Perry (m0000xs3)
Episode 9

A contemporary novel set in Prague, inspired by an original Gothic story and written by Sarah Perry.

Melmoth the Witness is a terrifying and yet moving creation who repels and attracts our sympathies simultaneously. The novel explores some of humanity’s darkest actions, asks us to consider our deepest secrets and conveys the importance of bearing witness to unspeakable events. At the same time, it's also a novel of redemption, of the possibility of forgiveness, hope and reconciliation, and the healing power of love.

Helen has a fearful experience at the opera and discovers that she cannot leave the past behind as easily as she thought.

Sarah Perry was born in Essex in 1979. She has been the writer in residence at Gladstone's Library and the UNESCO World City of Literature Writer in Residence in Prague. After Me Comes the Flood, her first novel, was long-listed for the Guardian First Book Award and the Folio Prize, and won the East Anglian Book of the Year Award in 2014. The Essex Serpent - also a Radio 4 Book at Bedtime - was Waterstone's Book of the Year in 2016 and the British Book Awards Book of the Year in 2017. Her work has been translated into twenty languages. She lives in Norwich.

Writer: Sarah Perry
Abridger: Jeremy Osborne
Reader: Greta Scacchi and Anton Lesser
Producer: Rosalynd Ward

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in November 2018.


THU 14:15 EM Forster - Where Angels Fear to Tread (b007jrwl)
Episode 4

Misery in Monteriano, as English Lilia and Italian Gino's marriage starts to deteriorate.

EM Forster's debut novel, first published in 1905.

Dramatised ten parts by Penny Leicester.

Narrator ...... Sian Thomas
Philip ...... Jamie Bamber
Caroline ...... Emilia Fox
MrsHerriton ...... Sara Kestelman
Harriet ...... Deborah Findlay
Lilia ...... Teresa Gallagher
Gino ...... Tom George
Irma ...... Imogen Hamilton-Jones

Director: Di Speirs

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2003.


THU 14:30 James Last - Non Stop Party People (b00vsvcy)
In a village hall in Lincolnshire determined fans brave the cold of a February night to dance the night away. The only music on the turntable is by James Last, a German bandleader with a fanatical following.

Paul Gambaccini goes in search of the non-stop party people to try to understand Last's enduring appeal.

James Last died aged 86 in 2015.

Producer: Mark Rickards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2005.


THU 15:00 RD Blackmore - Lorna Doone (b00snrxb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 The Unbelievable Truth (b09zv5m0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


THU 16:30 Coming Alive (m0019cgl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


THU 17:00 To Hull and Back (b06j57f9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 17:30 Gyles's Joke Box (m00194gx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 18:00 Orbiter X (b0783r2p)
Operation Salvage

Captain Kent of the CSP embarks on a rescue mission, whilst the crew of Orbiter 2 make plans to get home.

'Orbiter X' is a bold but perilous plan to conquer space with a space station.

Captain Bob Britton …. John Carson
Captain Douglas McClelland …. Andrew Crawford
Flight Engineer Hicks …. Barrie Gosney
Max Kramer …. Gerik Schjelderup
Gelbin …. Arthur Lawrence
Colonel Kent …. Donald Bisset
Captain Jack Bradley …. John Witty
Captain Knight …. John Graham

Written by BD Chapman

Producer: Charles Maxwell

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in November 1959.


THU 18:30 Great Lives (m000256j)
Series 47

Matt Lucas on Freddie Mercury

Matt Lucas chooses Freddie Mercury of Queen. The author of Bohemian Rhapsody, Lesley-Ann Jones, joins him to dissect a legend.

To what extent can a troubled childhood contribute to an adult's need to perform? Farrokh Bulsara was born in Zanzibar, sent to school in India, and fled revolution in Zanzibar to Feltham, Middlesex, aged 18. His family were Parsees and Freddie, as he became better known, was brought up as a Zoroastrian. He also became one of the greatest singer songwriters in British rock history.

Matt Lucas - of Little Britain, Shooting Stars and Doctor Who - was entranced by Freddie from an early age. In this revealing, funny tribute, Matt explains how Freddie inspired him to perform, and unveils his Montserrat Caballe impression on the world. Lesley-Ann Jones knew the band as a 'young scumbag journalist' and provides an eyewitness account of watching Freddie from the wings.

The presenter is Matthew Parris

Producer: Miles Warde

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2019.


THU 19:00 The Burkiss Way (b007jlyw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 Little Blighty on the Down (b007jx7n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 19:55 Leonard Rossiter - In a Nutshell (b00sj9r3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:55 today]


THU 20:00 Detective (b03h828w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 Cadfael (b007jlbp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m0019bt6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


THU 21:45 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b00mlxpv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]


THU 22:00 Gyles's Joke Box (m00194gx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 Listen Against (b017cjmx)
Series 4

Episode 4

A week of radio that never happened.

Alice Arnold and Jon Holmes rewind and mangle real programmes for you to enjoy the wrong way round.

Written and created by Jon Holmes

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 23:00 The Maltby Collection (b00mjrxp)
Series 3

Episode 4

Interviewed 'in depth' by Cleaners' Weekly (incorporating The Scrubbers' Gazette), cleaner Eva Tattle manages to offend the entire museum in the process...

Geoffrey Palmer and Julian Rhind-Tutt star in series 3 of David Nobbs’s 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 ...... Juklia Deakin
Des Wainwright ...... Michael Smiley
Stelios Constantinopoulis ...... Chris Pavlo

Producer: Colin Anderson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2009.


THU 23:30 The Secret World (b03kv277)
Series 4

Episode 3

Mary Berry from The Great British Bake Off has to deal with a baking-related dispute between Ray Winstone and Bob Hoskins.

Olympic director Danny Boyle is tasked with rescuing a cat from a tree, and James Naughtie seeks counselling from poet Roger McGough.

The Secret World is the impression show 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 December 2013.



FRIDAY 22 JULY 2022

FRI 00:00 Orbiter X (b0783r2p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 Great Lives (m000256j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 Detective (b03h828w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 Cadfael (b007jlbp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 Melmoth by Sarah Perry (m0000xs3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:15 EM Forster - Where Angels Fear to Tread (b007jrwl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 James Last - Non Stop Party People (b00vsvcy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 RD Blackmore - Lorna Doone (b00snrxb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 The Unbelievable Truth (b09zv5m0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:30 Coming Alive (m0019cgl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 To Hull and Back (b06j57f9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 Gyles's Joke Box (m00194gx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 Detective (b03hw1vb)
Series 1

The Legacy

Detective Sergeant Dave Brook seems personally affected by a theft from a young woman.

Max, meanwhile, is hauled in by their boss...

Stories of crime and detection in London by Robert Barr.

Starring Ray Brooks as long-serving, ducking-and-diving DS Dave Brook. His sidekick is 23-year-old ‘grammar school boy’ DC Blair Maxton, played by Christopher Blake.

DS Dave Brook …. Ray Brooks
DC Blair Maxton …. Christopher Blake
DC Harrison …. Peter Cleall
Chief Inspector Roach …. David Daker
Mrs Kendall ...... Jessie Evans
Billie Sellars ...... Roy Holder
Susan Graham ...... Victoria Plucknett
Tommy ...... Johnny Wade

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1980.


FRI 06:30 Cadfael (b007jlbz)
Monk's Hood

5. Judgement

With a fresh arrest made for murder, Brother Cadfael is keen to see justice delivered.

Conclusion of Ellis Peters's medieval thriller starring Philip Madoc as Brother Cadfael.

Sir Michael Hordern is the narrator.

From the Chronicles of Brother Cadfael, dramatised by Bert Coules.

Narrator ...... Sir Michael Hordern
Brother Cadfael ...... Phillip Madoc
Sergeant William Warden ...... Ian Hogg
Brother Mark ...... Ian Targett
Prior Robert ...... Geoffrey Whitehead
Martin Bellecott ...... Timothy Carlton
Edwin Gurney ...... Richard Pearce
Edwy Bellecott ...... Stephen Garlick
Brother Petrus ...... Fraser Kerr
The Judge ...... Norman Jones
Hugh Beringar ...... Alan Barker
Maerreg ...... Kenneth Price
Brother Simon ...... Michael Turner
Brother Barnabas ...... Terrence Edmond
Father Heribert ...... Timothy Bateson

Producer: Lissa Evans

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1991.


FRI 07:00 All Those Women (b09r7vd8)
Series 3

Episode 4

Emily's choosing her options, Jen's taking the plunge and applying for her first teaching job and Maggie's getting excited about the prospect of an adventure or two of her own.

But will she be able to go away, or is Hetty hiding something?

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
Stuart ...... Chris Pavlo
Derek ...... Clive Rowe

Producer: Alexandra Smith

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


FRI 07:30 Alexei Sayle's Strangers on a Train (m00199gr)
Series 1

London to Glasgow

Author, actor and comedy icon, Alexei Sayle continues his travels across the country by rail in the second of his six part series for Radio 4.

Alexei’s mission is to break the golden rule of travelling by train and actually talk to his fellow passengers in a quest for conversations that reveal their lives, hopes, dreams and destinations. There’s humour, sadness and surprise as people talk about what is going on in their lives and, as Alexei passes through familiar towns and cities, he also tells stories and memories from his career and childhood.

Alexei has a lifelong "ticket to ride" in his DNA. His father was a railway guard and the Sayle family benefitted from free travel in the UK and across Europe. As a boy, Alexei and his family roamed far and wide from the family home in Anfield, Liverpool. At a time when most people thought an exciting trip by train was to Brighton or Blackpool, Alexei travelled thousands of miles to mysterious towns with unpronounceable names in far flung corners of the continent.

In each programme in the series, Alexei embarks on a rail journey, taking a chance on who he might meet and inviting them to have a conversation with him. In this episode, he travels from London to Glasgow and meets Roshny and Sharon, on holiday from Indonesia, who have just fulfilled a lifetime’s dream of watching Liverpool play at Anfield. He also talks to Laurence who has been to his public speaking club which he joined to overcome his extreme shyness and Kirsty who has lived most of her life on a sheep farm overlooking the stunningly beautiful Holy Loch in Argyll and Bute.

Producers Peter Lowe and Nick Symons
A Ride production for Radio 4


FRI 08:00 It Sticks Out Half A Mile (b007k29b)
Inspecting the Piles?

1948: In their battle to restore the pier in Frambourne-on-Sea, Frank and Uncle Arthur must tackle a tricky situation - with an inflatable dinghy.

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

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 December 1983.


FRI 08:30 The Secret Life of Rosewood Avenue (b007k281)
Raising the Dead

"I hope you know what you're doing, Miss Tilling. Experimenting with the paranormal can be fraught with danger."

Miss Tilling's getting in touch with her spiritual side, but hapless vicar Timothy Carswell is not so keen.

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

Reverend Timothy Carswell ...... James Grout
Miss Tilling ...... Margaret Courtenay
Miss Tapp ...... Jean Heywood
Dr Warlock ...... Christopher Good
Mrs Muir ...... Sarah Thomas
Arnold ...... Cyril Shaps
Eric ...... Ian Lindsay
Mrs Garland ...... Rosemary Martin

Producer Lissa Evans.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1991.


FRI 09:00 Hidden Treasures (b0546cwh)
Harewood House

Undiscovered treasures and porcelain posers.

Enthusiasts and experts come together at Harewood House in West Yorkshire, which is crammed with a fine collection of Chippendale furniture

Lars Tharp chairs the light-hearted Antiques Quiz with Philippa Glanville and Henry Sandon.

Producer: Annie Bristow

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1998.


FRI 09:30 One Flat Summer (b007529g)
The 2,000 Guineas

Excited by a good win at Newmarket and a promising partnership, redundant Ken is drawn deeper into the world of serious gambling.

Dave Sheasby's six-part comedy drama.

Ken …… Gerard McDermott
Margaret …… Gillian Bevan
Curly …… Anthony Ofoegbu
Christine …… Rachel Atkins
Dad …… Keith Marsh
Janice …… Andrea Pickering
Tanker …… Stephen Thorne
Super Yankee …… David Brooks
Shop Assistant …… Tracy-Ann Oberman
Bank Manager …… Hugh Dickson
Rita …… Janet Maw
Donald …… Ioan Meredith
Julia …… Carolyn Jones

Director: David Hunter

First broadcast on BBC Radio in August 1997.


FRI 10:00 RD Blackmore - Lorna Doone (b00sp1f1)
Episode 3

When Lorna is taken to London, John fears he’s lost her forever. Meanwhile Carver Doone has murderous plans....

Starring Alison Pettit and David Schofield.

Conclusion of RD Blackmore’s popular and enduring romance set on 17th century Exmoor.

John Ridd …. David Schofield
Lorna Doone …. Alison Pettit
Mother …. Janet Dale
Carver Doone …. Kim Durham
Jeremy Stickles …. Graham Padden
Tom Faggus …. Cornelius Garrett
Lizzie Ridd …. Sunny Ormonde
Annie Ridd …. Katherine Mount
Gwenny …. Susan Jeffrey
Charlie Doon …. David Perks
Counsellor Doone …. Graham Colclough
King James …. Jonathan Wyatt

Dramatised by Barry Letts.

Directed at BBC Pebble Mill by Brian Lighthill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in in September 1997.


FRI 11:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m0019bd7)
Creativity with Shaun Keaveny

Laura Grimshaw and Shaun Keaveny present podcasts on the theme of creativity - or lack of it. Featuring artists, writers, musicians and actors discussing what inspires them, and where and when creativity hits - and how often the creative process can feel like wading through treacle on balsawood stilts..

Shaun and Laura are joined by he actor Russell Tovey and the gallarist Robert Diament to discuss their podcast Talk Art - and taking inspiration from pretty things; by the actors Amrita Acharia and Sagar Radia to talk about their podcast Rule Not The Exception about perseverance and giving a platform to underrepresented voices; and by Claire Waite Brown who talks about her podcast Creativity Found about finding - or re-finding - creative outlets later in life.


FRI 12:00 It Sticks Out Half A Mile (b007k29b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 The Secret Life of Rosewood Avenue (b007k281)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 Detective (b03hw1vb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 Cadfael (b007jlbz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 Melmoth by Sarah Perry (m0000z6f)
Episode 10

A contemporary novel set in Prague, inspired by an original Gothic story and written by Sarah Perry.

Melmoth the Witness is a terrifying and yet moving creation who repels and attracts our sympathies simultaneously. The novel explores some of humanity’s darkest actions, asks us to consider our deepest secrets and conveys the importance of bearing witness to unspeakable events. At the same time, it's also a novel of redemption, of the possibility of forgiveness, hope and reconciliation, and the healing power of love.

Helen has a final confrontation with Melmoth. Can she forgive herself for what happened in Manila or will she answer Melmoth’s call?

Sarah Perry was born in Essex in 1979. She has been the writer in residence at Gladstone's Library and the UNESCO World City of Literature Writer in Residence in Prague. After Me Comes the Flood, her first novel, was long-listed for the Guardian First Book Award and the Folio Prize, and won the East Anglian Book of the Year Award in 2014. The Essex Serpent - also a Radio 4 Book at Bedtime - was Waterstone's Book of the Year in 2016 and the British Book Awards Book of the Year in 2017. Her work has been translated into twenty languages. She lives in Norwich.

Writer: Sarah Perry
Abridger: Jeremy Osborne
Reader: Greta Scacchi and Anton Lesser
Producer: Rosalynd Ward

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in November 2018.


FRI 14:15 EM Forster - Where Angels Fear to Tread (b007jrx0)
Episode 5

The peace of Sawston is disturbed by the latest news from Italy about Lilia. Forster's witty story of English conventions confounded by the romanticism of Italy.

EM Forster's debut novel, first published in 1905.

Dramatised ten parts by Penny Leicester.

Narrator ...... Sian Thomas
Philip ...... Jamie Bamber
Caroline ...... Emilia Fox
MrsHerriton ...... Sara Kestelman
Harriet ...... Deborah Findlay
Lilia ...... Teresa Gallagher
Gino ...... Tom George
Irma ...... Imogen Hamilton-Jones

Director: Di Speirs

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2003.


FRI 14:30 The 12 Inch Single (b01ckmgg)
From the mid-1970s the humble 7 inch vinyl single was joined by a much grander relative - the 12 inch single. It reached its peak in 1983 with Blue Monday by New Order, probably the biggest selling 12 inch single of all time.

Music Journalist and co-founder of ZTT Records, Paul Morley visits the Factory Club in Manchester to talk to Peter Hook of New Order about how Blue Monday was written and to designer Peter Saville about the famous sleeve.

Paul explores the origins of the 12 inch single as a potentially higher quality format than the 7 inch single and visits Abbey Road studios to watch an engineer cutting a 12 inch single; does it really sound better?

And he meets music producer Trevor Horn at Sarm Studios, home of ZTT records, to discuss the Frankie Goes to Hollywood 12 inch singles. ZTT released so many different versions of Two Tribes on 12 inch that the chart rules were changed - so was the record buyer getting value for money? And what does the 12 inch single tell us about 1980s excesses?

Producer: Nick Holmes

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2012.


FRI 15:00 RD Blackmore - Lorna Doone (b00sp1f1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 Hidden Treasures (b0546cwh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


FRI 16:30 One Flat Summer (b007529g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


FRI 17:00 All Those Women (b09r7vd8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 17:30 Alexei Sayle's Strangers on a Train (m00199gr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 18:00 Orbiter X (b0788cnv)
Return to Woomera

Patched up Orbiter 2 heads for Earth - but will CSP realise that the incoming incommunicado ship is friendly?

'Orbiter X' is designed to circle Earth, travelling in a rapid polar orbit - boasting synthetic gravity, produced by the rotation around the central hub.

Captain Bob Britton …. John Carson
Captain Douglas McClelland …. Andrew Crawford
Flight Engineer Hicks …. Barrie Gosney
Colonel Kent …. Donald Bisset
Captain Jack Bradley …. John Witty
Sir Charles Day …. Leslie Perrins
Control Officer Brown …. Peter Noel Cook

Written by BD Chapman.

Producer: Charles Maxwell

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in November 1959.


FRI 18:30 Sounds Natural (b0b4zrtp)
Cyril Fletcher

Veteran comedian and 'That's Life' star, Cyril Fletcher talks to Derek Jones about his life-long love of the countryside.

Skylarks and the Barn Owl are among his choice of recordings from the BBC Sound Archives.

Produced in Bristol by Michael Bowen and John Burton.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1971.


FRI 19:00 It Sticks Out Half A Mile (b007k29b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 The Secret Life of Rosewood Avenue (b007k281)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 Detective (b03hw1vb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 Cadfael (b007jlbz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m0019bd7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 22:00 Alexei Sayle's Strangers on a Train (m00199gr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 Sarah Kendall: Australian Trilogy (b0bgrsr7)
Series 2

Seventy-Five Years

Multi-award winning storyteller Sarah Kendal returns with more hilarious, gripping and moving stories.

This second volume of Sarah Kendall's Australian Trilogy, is one show in three parts. A collection of seemingly unconnected stories and memories, which, together, form a meditation on luck, survival and hindsight.

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

In this final part, Sarah tells of he grandparents lives, past and present. Stabbings, alien abductions and dementia wards. We find out why Halley's Comet meant so much to Sarah's dad and we conclude with a story about an astronaut's final trip.

Written by Sarah Kendall & Carl Cooper
Performed by Sarah Kendall
Producer - Carl Cooper
Production Co-ordinator - Beverly Tagg

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


FRI 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (m0019h38)
Jon Culshaw 3/3

From 10.00pm until midnight, seven days a week, the Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. Plus Paul Garner chats again to Jon Culshaw.


FRI 23:00 Mitch Benn's Crimes Against Music (b007k0lk)
Series 1

Manufactured Bands

Mitch is still trying to prove he's the best musical satirist in the world (or at the very least on Radio 4). After all, you can't manufacture greatness. Not with the current cloning regulations anyway.

But Mitch's nemesis, satirical stalwart Richard Stilgoe, is about to strike back. Has Robin Ince gone over to the dark side?

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

Special guest: Richard Stilgoe.

Producer: Adam Bromley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2004.


FRI 23:30 James Acaster's Perfect Sounds (p09zj513)
Series 2

Sadia Azmat & Cheltenham Trip Hop

James Acaster talks about one of the many albums he collected from the year 2016 with one of his comedy friends. This week, Sadia Azmat discusses the album One Tusk by Moth Equals. But, will Sadia be impressed by the plethora of different influences and Bollywood samples?




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 (b04980f5)

A Good Read 00:30 TUE (b04980f5)

A Straight Question 14:30 WED (b01jhdgl)

A Straight Question 02:30 THU (b01jhdgl)

AJ Cronin - The Citadel (Omnibus) 07:20 SUN (b0bkr991)

Ability 12:30 SUN (m0003r3w)

Ability 17:30 SUN (m0003r3w)

Ability 22:00 SUN (m0003r3w)

Ability 05:30 MON (m0003r3w)

Alexei Sayle's Strangers on a Train 05:30 SAT (m00193sf)

Alexei Sayle's Strangers on a Train 07:30 FRI (m00199gr)

Alexei Sayle's Strangers on a Train 17:30 FRI (m00199gr)

Alexei Sayle's Strangers on a Train 22:00 FRI (m00199gr)

All Those Women 05:00 SAT (b09qhsc6)

All Those Women 07:00 FRI (b09r7vd8)

All Those Women 17:00 FRI (b09r7vd8)

Archie Shepp's Message from Paris 02:30 SAT (b060zq8w)

Archive on 4 13:00 SAT (m0006kt6)

Archive on 4 01:00 SUN (m0006kt6)

Archive on 4 11:00 TUE (m0006kyj)

Archive on 4 21:00 TUE (m0006kyj)

Ayres on the Air 08:30 SAT (b01cjcmp)

Boswell's Lives 07:00 WED (b075pddm)

Boswell's Lives 17:00 WED (b075pddm)

Boswell's Lives 05:00 THU (b075pddm)

Bunk Bed 15:00 SAT (m0004mhj)

Bunk Bed 03:00 SUN (m0004mhj)

Bunk Bed 23:45 SUN (m0004spy)

Cadfael 06:30 MON (b007k2mr)

Cadfael 13:30 MON (b007k2mr)

Cadfael 20:30 MON (b007k2mr)

Cadfael 01:30 TUE (b007k2mr)

Cadfael 06:30 TUE (b007jl9z)

Cadfael 13:30 TUE (b007jl9z)

Cadfael 20:30 TUE (b007jl9z)

Cadfael 01:30 WED (b007jl9z)

Cadfael 06:30 WED (b007jlbb)

Cadfael 13:30 WED (b007jlbb)

Cadfael 20:30 WED (b007jlbb)

Cadfael 01:30 THU (b007jlbb)

Cadfael 06:30 THU (b007jlbp)

Cadfael 13:30 THU (b007jlbp)

Cadfael 20:30 THU (b007jlbp)

Cadfael 01:30 FRI (b007jlbp)

Cadfael 06:30 FRI (b007jlbz)

Cadfael 13:30 FRI (b007jlbz)

Cadfael 20:30 FRI (b007jlbz)

Chain Reaction 22:30 SAT (b00mtpl4)

Change at Oglethorpe 09:30 TUE (b007k0dp)

Change at Oglethorpe 16:30 TUE (b007k0dp)

Change at Oglethorpe 04:30 WED (b007k0dp)

Coming Alive 09:30 THU (m0019cgl)

Coming Alive 16:30 THU (m0019cgl)

Coming Alive 04:30 FRI (m0019cgl)

Dad Made Me Laugh 18:30 WED (b007k14d)

Dad Made Me Laugh 00:30 THU (b007k14d)

Dad's Army 09:00 SAT (b007jw4r)

Dad's Army 19:00 SAT (b007jw4r)

Damned Andrew 07:30 TUE (m00193pc)

Damned Andrew 17:30 TUE (m00193pc)

Damned Andrew 22:00 TUE (m00193pc)

Damned Andrew 05:30 WED (m00193pc)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 10:45 SUN (b00mlxpv)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 21:45 SUN (b00mlxpv)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 11:45 THU (b00mlxpv)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 21:45 THU (b00mlxpv)

Dead Ringers 23:00 MON (m00194cj)

Dead Ringers 09:00 TUE (m00194cj)

Delve Special 14:00 SAT (b007jqcn)

Delve Special 02:00 SUN (b007jqcn)

Delve Special 22:30 SUN (b007jqfr)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:00 SUN (m0019bt6)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:00 SUN (m0019bt6)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 11:00 THU (m0019bt6)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:00 THU (m0019bt6)

Detective 01:00 SAT (b03h6xz3)

Detective 06:00 MON (b03h73w7)

Detective 13:00 MON (b03h73w7)

Detective 20:00 MON (b03h73w7)

Detective 01:00 TUE (b03h73w7)

Detective 06:00 TUE (b03h7jqv)

Detective 13:00 TUE (b03h7jqv)

Detective 20:00 TUE (b03h7jqv)

Detective 01:00 WED (b03h7jqv)

Detective 06:00 WED (b03h7yny)

Detective 13:00 WED (b03h7yny)

Detective 20:00 WED (b03h7yny)

Detective 01:00 THU (b03h7yny)

Detective 06:00 THU (b03h828w)

Detective 13:00 THU (b03h828w)

Detective 20:00 THU (b03h828w)

Detective 01:00 FRI (b03h828w)

Detective 06:00 FRI (b03hw1vb)

Detective 13:00 FRI (b03hw1vb)

Detective 20:00 FRI (b03hw1vb)

Double Science 09:30 MON (b0141zm1)

Double Science 16:30 MON (b0141zm1)

Double Science 04:30 TUE (b0141zm1)

Dry Slopes 09:30 SUN (b00ly7c2)

E Nesbit - The Railway Children 01:30 SAT (b00qyqd1)

EM Forster - Where Angels Fear to Tread 14:15 MON (b007k2cz)

EM Forster - Where Angels Fear to Tread 02:15 TUE (b007k2cz)

EM Forster - Where Angels Fear to Tread 14:15 TUE (b007k2fd)

EM Forster - Where Angels Fear to Tread 02:15 WED (b007k2fd)

EM Forster - Where Angels Fear to Tread 14:15 WED (b007jrw4)

EM Forster - Where Angels Fear to Tread 02:15 THU (b007jrw4)

EM Forster - Where Angels Fear to Tread 14:15 THU (b007jrwl)

EM Forster - Where Angels Fear to Tread 02:15 FRI (b007jrwl)

EM Forster - Where Angels Fear to Tread 14:15 FRI (b007jrx0)

Fear on 4 18:00 SUN (b007jz4b)

Fear on 4 00:00 MON (b007jz4b)

Flight of the Conchords 15:30 SAT (b007k17r)

Flight of the Conchords 03:30 SUN (b007k17r)

Floggit's 08:30 SUN (b00ct1wp)

Flying the Flag 08:30 MON (b007jx74)

Flying the Flag 12:30 MON (b007jx74)

Flying the Flag 19:30 MON (b007jx74)

Goodness Gracious Me 22:30 WED (b007jwnv)

Great Lives 07:30 SAT (m00020yv)

Great Lives 17:30 SAT (m00020yv)

Great Lives 05:30 SUN (m00020yv)

Great Lives 18:30 THU (m000256j)

Great Lives 00:30 FRI (m000256j)

Gyles's Joke Box 07:30 THU (m00194gx)

Gyles's Joke Box 17:30 THU (m00194gx)

Gyles's Joke Box 22:00 THU (m00194gx)

Gyles's Joke Box 05:30 FRI (m00194gx)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:00 WED (b0090xjy)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:00 WED (b0090xjy)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:00 WED (b0090xjy)

Hearing With Hegley 23:30 WED (b018sgz6)

Helen Keen's It Is Rocket Science 23:45 TUE (b04003l7)

Hidden Treasures 04:00 SAT (b0075xyh)

Hidden Treasures 09:00 FRI (b0546cwh)

Hidden Treasures 16:00 FRI (b0546cwh)

Home Again 08:30 TUE (m00058mq)

Home Again 12:30 TUE (m00058mq)

Home Again 19:30 TUE (m00058mq)

I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue 07:30 MON (m00193v2)

I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue 17:30 MON (m00193v2)

I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue 22:00 MON (m00193v2)

I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue 05:30 TUE (m00193v2)

In Search of the Black Mozart 14:30 MON (b05wdsnl)

In Search of the Black Mozart 02:30 TUE (b05wdsnl)

In Search of the Black Mozart 14:30 TUE (b05wy63w)

In Search of the Black Mozart 02:30 WED (b05wy63w)

Inheritance Tracks 07:10 SUN (b08mjfh7)

Inheritance Tracks 11:50 SUN (b08mjfh7)

Inheritance Tracks 14:10 SUN (b08l6b5x)

Inheritance Tracks 02:10 MON (b08l6b5x)

Inheritance Tracks 11:50 MON (m0019brv)

Inheritance Tracks 21:50 MON (m0019brv)

It Sticks Out Half A Mile 08:00 FRI (b007k29b)

It Sticks Out Half A Mile 12:00 FRI (b007k29b)

It Sticks Out Half A Mile 19:00 FRI (b007k29b)

Jack & Millie 07:00 MON (b0bd911s)

Jack & Millie 17:00 MON (b0bd911s)

Jack & Millie 05:00 TUE (b0bd911s)

James Acaster's Perfect Sounds 23:30 FRI (p09zj513)

James Last - Non Stop Party People 14:30 THU (b00vsvcy)

James Last - Non Stop Party People 02:30 FRI (b00vsvcy)

Jigsaw 15:15 SAT (b04fc70t)

Jigsaw 03:15 SUN (b04fc70t)

Jigsaw 23:30 TUE (b04fzfy7)

Ken Cheng: Chinese Comedian 07:30 WED (m0019467)

Ken Cheng: Chinese Comedian 17:30 WED (m0019467)

Ken Cheng: Chinese Comedian 22:00 WED (m0019467)

Ken Cheng: Chinese Comedian 05:30 THU (m0019467)

Ladies of Letters 14:20 SUN (b007k3xg)

Ladies of Letters 02:20 MON (b007k3xg)

Leonard Rossiter - In a Nutshell 08:55 THU (b00sj9r3)

Leonard Rossiter - In a Nutshell 12:55 THU (b00sj9r3)

Leonard Rossiter - In a Nutshell 19:55 THU (b00sj9r3)

Listen Against 22:30 THU (b017cjmx)

Little Blighty on the Down 12:00 SAT (b007jx6l)

Little Blighty on the Down 08:30 THU (b007jx7n)

Little Blighty on the Down 12:30 THU (b007jx7n)

Little Blighty on the Down 19:30 THU (b007jx7n)

MR James 18:45 SAT (b007jtcn)

MR James 00:45 SUN (b007jtcn)

Melmoth by Sarah Perry (Omnibus) 06:00 SUN (b0bpr3j2)

Melmoth by Sarah Perry 02:00 SAT (m0000vb8)

Melmoth by Sarah Perry 14:00 MON (m0000xy7)

Melmoth by Sarah Perry 02:00 TUE (m0000xy7)

Melmoth by Sarah Perry 14:00 TUE (m0000y9w)

Melmoth by Sarah Perry 02:00 WED (m0000y9w)

Melmoth by Sarah Perry 14:00 WED (m0000yl5)

Melmoth by Sarah Perry 02:00 THU (m0000yl5)

Melmoth by Sarah Perry 14:00 THU (m0000xs3)

Melmoth by Sarah Perry 02:00 FRI (m0000xs3)

Melmoth by Sarah Perry 14:00 FRI (m0000z6f)

Mitch Benn's Crimes Against Music 23:00 FRI (b007k0lk)

Nan Woodhouse 16:00 SUN (b04v2w8w)

Nan Woodhouse 20:00 SUN (b04v2w8w)

Nan Woodhouse 04:00 MON (b04v2w8w)

Night Terrace 18:30 SUN (m000946c)

Night Terrace 00:30 MON (m000946c)

No Commitments 08:30 WED (b007jn7l)

No Commitments 12:30 WED (b007jn7l)

No Commitments 19:30 WED (b007jn7l)

North by Northamptonshire 07:00 TUE (b017mx3z)

North by Northamptonshire 17:00 TUE (b017mx3z)

North by Northamptonshire 05:00 WED (b017mx3z)

Odd Balls 09:30 WED (b007608c)

Odd Balls 16:30 WED (b007608c)

Odd Balls 04:30 THU (b007608c)

Old Harry's Game 23:30 SAT (b007k1xw)

One Flat Summer 04:30 SAT (b0075243)

One Flat Summer 09:30 FRI (b007529g)

One Flat Summer 16:30 FRI (b007529g)

Orbiter X 00:00 SAT (b0784dyd)

Orbiter X 18:00 MON (b077xnzr)

Orbiter X 00:00 TUE (b077xnzr)

Orbiter X 18:00 TUE (b077ypfb)

Orbiter X 00:00 WED (b077ypfb)

Orbiter X 18:00 WED (b0783p4d)

Orbiter X 00:00 THU (b0783p4d)

Orbiter X 18:00 THU (b0783r2p)

Orbiter X 00:00 FRI (b0783r2p)

Orbiter X 18:00 FRI (b0788cnv)

Over and Out by Henry Blofeld (Omnibus) 13:00 SUN (b09hxcnr)

Over and Out by Henry Blofeld (Omnibus) 01:00 MON (b09hxcnr)

Podcast Radio Hour 11:00 FRI (m0019bd7)

Podcast Radio Hour 21:00 FRI (m0019bd7)

Poetry Extra 12:00 SUN (m0019btb)

Poetry Extra 17:00 SUN (m0019btb)

Poetry Extra 05:00 MON (m0019btb)

Pussy Galore 15:30 SUN (b060q9jw)

Pussy Galore 03:30 MON (b060q9jw)

RD Blackmore - Lorna Doone 10:00 WED (b00snl4p)

RD Blackmore - Lorna Doone 15:00 WED (b00snl4p)

RD Blackmore - Lorna Doone 03:00 THU (b00snl4p)

RD Blackmore - Lorna Doone 10:00 THU (b00snrxb)

RD Blackmore - Lorna Doone 15:00 THU (b00snrxb)

RD Blackmore - Lorna Doone 03:00 FRI (b00snrxb)

RD Blackmore - Lorna Doone 10:00 FRI (b00sp1f1)

RD Blackmore - Lorna Doone 15:00 FRI (b00sp1f1)

Ray Bradbury - Kaleidoscope 18:00 SAT (b0499l5n)

Ray Bradbury - Kaleidoscope 00:00 SUN (b0499l5n)

Rik Mayall on Radio 11:00 WED (m000jq96)

Rik Mayall on Radio 21:00 WED (m000jq96)

Round the Horne 08:00 MON (b007jlnp)

Round the Horne 12:00 MON (b007jlnp)

Round the Horne 19:00 MON (b007jlnp)

Rubbish 22:30 MON (b0077128)

Sarah Kendall: Australian Trilogy 22:30 FRI (b0bgrsr7)

Saturday Night Fry 22:00 SAT (b0091t5j)

Sir Ralph Stanza's Letter from Salford 23:45 WED (b00767qj)

Six Degrees of John Sessions 23:30 SUN (b0b1syd9)

Soul Music 18:30 TUE (b08rr9g9)

Soul Music 00:30 WED (b08rr9g9)

Sounds Natural 00:30 SAT (b08yr9x7)

Sounds Natural 18:30 FRI (b0b4zrtp)

TED Radio Hour 11:00 MON (m0019brs)

TED Radio Hour 21:00 MON (m0019brs)

Tender Is the Night: A Romance 10:00 MON (b062htlc)

Tender Is the Night: A Romance 15:00 MON (b062htlc)

Tender Is the Night: A Romance 03:00 TUE (b062htlc)

Tender Is the Night: A Romance 10:00 TUE (b0638hpl)

Tender Is the Night: A Romance 15:00 TUE (b0638hpl)

Tender Is the Night: A Romance 03:00 WED (b0638hpl)

The 12 Inch Single 14:30 FRI (b01ckmgg)

The Ape That Got Lucky 23:30 MON (b0081sw3)

The Big Booth 23:00 TUE (b007k3g2)

The Burkiss Way 08:00 THU (b007jlyw)

The Burkiss Way 12:00 THU (b007jlyw)

The Burkiss Way 19:00 THU (b007jlyw)

The Campden Wonder 03:00 SAT (b00mrhdm)

The Citadel 02:15 SAT (b0bk1tw5)

The Code of the Woosters 09:00 SUN (m00016cb)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 SUN (m0019h0r)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 WED (m0019gvx)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 FRI (m0019h38)

The Goon Show 12:30 SAT (b007yn6x)

The Goon Show 08:00 TUE (b007jmny)

The Goon Show 12:00 TUE (b007jmny)

The Goon Show 19:00 TUE (b007jmny)

The Hudson and Pepperdine Show 23:00 SUN (m0019btd)

The Maltby Collection 23:00 THU (b00mjrxp)

The Million Pound Radio Show 14:30 SAT (b009m51j)

The Million Pound Radio Show 02:30 SUN (b009m51j)

The Million Pound Radio Show 23:00 WED (b009ppln)

The Moth Radio Hour 11:00 SUN (m0019bt8)

The Moth Radio Hour 19:00 SUN (m0019bt8)

The Museum of Curiosity 16:00 TUE (b0bqdhwr)

The Museum of Curiosity 04:00 WED (b0bqdhwr)

The Nick Revell Show 22:30 TUE (b00cnhys)

The Secret Life of Rosewood Avenue 08:30 FRI (b007k281)

The Secret Life of Rosewood Avenue 12:30 FRI (b007k281)

The Secret Life of Rosewood Avenue 19:30 FRI (b007k281)

The Secret World 23:30 THU (b03kv277)

The Simon Day Show 23:00 SAT (b01hvdmy)

The Unbelievable Truth 09:00 THU (b09zv5m0)

The Unbelievable Truth 16:00 THU (b09zv5m0)

The Unbelievable Truth 04:00 FRI (b09zv5m0)

The Write Stuff 08:00 SAT (b00dzbmv)

The Write Stuff 09:00 WED (b00f3wqc)

The Write Stuff 16:00 WED (b00f3wqc)

The Write Stuff 04:00 THU (b00f3wqc)

To Hull and Back 07:00 THU (b06j57f9)

To Hull and Back 17:00 THU (b06j57f9)

To Hull and Back 05:00 FRI (b06j57f9)

Winston Graham - The Little Walls 06:00 SAT (b076wbmj)

Winston Graham - The Little Walls 16:00 SAT (b076wbmj)

Winston Graham - The Little Walls 04:00 SUN (b076wbmj)

Wordaholics 09:00 MON (b01rvptv)

Wordaholics 16:00 MON (b01rvptv)

Wordaholics 04:00 TUE (b01rvptv)