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SATURDAY 30 APRIL 2011

SAT 00:00 Terry Pratchett (b010nyk4)
Night Watch

Episode 2

Chasing a villain called Carcer, Commander Sam Vimes of the City Watch has been thrown back in time. The Old Watch are a lack-lustre bunch and they've taken him prisoner.

Terry Pratchett's Discworld novel dramatised by Robin Brooks.

Stars Philip Jackson as Sam Vimes, Carl Prekopp as Young Sam, Paul Ritter as Carcer, Peter Marinker as Tilden, Clare Corbett as Rosie, Sam Dale as Colon, Ben Onwukwe as Dr Lawn and Matt Addis as Knock.

Director: Claire Grove

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2008.


SAT 00:30 Fantastic Tales (b0084sqq)
Delhi by Vandana Singh

A man living in present-day Delhi is haunted by visions of the city as it was in the past - and how it will be in the future...

Vandana Singh’s story is read by Shiv Grewal.

Fantastic Tales is a collection of weird and wonderful stories from around the world.

Director: Gemma Jenkins

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in March 2007.


SAT 01:00 Boogie Up the River (b007jv8w)
A Curry at Kelmscot

Jennifer joins Mark and his mutt's Thames quest, but there is a surprise on their menu. Stars Timothy Spall. From January 1993.


SAT 01:30 Genius (b008m9f6)
Series 1

Stewart Lee

From a self-cleaning fish tank with a twist to a CD player-cum-microwave oven?

Dave Gorman asks comedian Stewart Lee to select the public's best loopy idea.

The first of three radio comedy series where award-winning comedian Dave Gorman and a celebrity guest chew over the ridiculous, unworkable but sometimes genius inventions, schemes and policies of the public.

Producer: Simon Nicholls

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2005.


SAT 02:00 What's So Funny? (b010nwwc)
Series 1

Episode 4

Rufus Hound and guests with news, reviews and previews of what's happening in comedy this week.


SAT 02:30 Ambridge Extra Omnibus (b010nwwf)
Series 1, Episodes 7-8

Fallon's got a busy day ahead, and Alice is glad to be back.


SAT 03:00 Jane Austen (b007jtdf)
Persuasion

Accidents and Encounters

Captain Wentworth has returned to the village of Uppercross - becoming the centre of social life for the Musgrove family.

Only Anne Elliot appears to remember the past and her rejection of his love eight years ago. But is it coldness of indifference which she now senses in his attitude towards her?

First published in 1817, Jane Austen's last fully completed novel, dramatised by Michelene Wandor.

Anne Elliot …. Juliet Stevenson
Captain Wentworth …. Tim Brierley
Jane Austen …. Sorcha Cusack
Sir Walter Elliot …. Roger Hume
Elizabeth Elliot …. Claire Faulconbridge
Mr Elliot …. Peter Harlowe
Mary Musgrove …. Kathryn Hurlbutt
Charles Musgrove …. Alister Cameron
Louisa Musgrove …. Jayne Dowell
Henrietta Musgrove …. Alison Dowling
Mrs Musgrove …. Sheila Grant
Lady Russell …. Patricia Gallimore
Admiral Croft …. Jeffery Dench
Sophia Croft …. Tina Gray
Mrs Clay …. Hedli Niklaus
Mrs Smith …. Carole Boyd
Captain Harville …. Paul Alexander
Captain Benwick …. Tony Turner

Square piano (William Rolfe and Sons c 1810) played by Kenneth Mobbs

Directed at BBC Pebble Mill by Vanessa Whitburn.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1986.


SAT 04:00 Desmond Olivier Dingle's Compleat Life and Works of William Shakespeare (b007k2xh)
Episode 4

The Royal Dingle Company wreak havoc in Stratford-Upon-Avon. Stars Patrick Barlow and Louise Lombard. From September 1995.


SAT 04:30 The Penny Dreadfuls (b00gpbcq)
The Brothers Faversham

Augustus Faversham

The story of Victorian Britain's most celebrated magician - Augustus Faversham.

The comedy sketch trio present swashbuckling tales of four brothers born into the same privileged aristocratic family - Horatius, Theseus, Leonidas and Augustus.

Written by and starring Humphrey Ker, David Reed and Thom Tuck.

Alexandra Faversham ... Ingrid Oliver
Narrator... Miles Jupp.

Producer: Julia McKenzie

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in February 2008.


SAT 05:00 The Man Born to Be King (b008h619)
The Princes of this World

Jesus has been taken prisoner. Dorothy L Sayers' cycle of plays on the life of Jesus Christ. Stars Gabriel Woolf.


SAT 05:45 Sweet Dreams (b007jstk)
Episode 2

Howard Baker can do no wrong up in Heaven - and his wife forgives his bad behaviour. Celestial satire read by Martin Jarvis.


SAT 06:00 The Other Side of the Hill (b010t4pb)
It's a Long Way From Talavera

The 1808-1813 peninsular campaign of the Duke of Wellington. First of Peter Luke's two linked plays with Michael Pennington.


SAT 07:30 What's So Funny? (b010nwwc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 02:00 today]


SAT 08:00 Garrison Keillor's Radio Show (b010t4pd)
Series 6

Episode 23

The American funny man is in Virginia, Guy Noir is on the election trail and in Lake Wobegon the moon is bright. From 2010.


SAT 09:00 Some of Our Archives Were Missing (b0089b35)
Stuart Maconie presents classic programmes thought lost forever, but now returned to the BBC's vaults thanks to attentive radio fans:
It Sticks Out Half a Mile (19/07/1981)
Comedy Parade: Hush, Hush, Here Comes the Bolshie Man (14/03/1971)
Thirty Minute Theatre: The Green Machine (23/04/1975)
Story Time: Eye Witness Accounts - The Great Fire of London (20/01/1970)
Things Could Be Worse (15/09/1976)
The Worst Show on the Wireless (12/02/1975).

The BBC's Treasure Hunt initiative of the early noughties focussed its efforts on missing radio and television programmes, dating from prior to 1980. It was an invitation to collectors, fans and even former BBC staff who might have possessed domestic recordings of missing comedies and dramas. Among other gems, a missing episode of The Likely Lads was returned. An eclectic collection of radio curios made its way home - some of them shared in this programme.

Stuart Maconie is a writer and broadcaster - a fixture of BBC Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music, and a compadre of fellow radio legend Mark Radcliffe.


SAT 12:00 Karen Blixen - Out of Africa (b010t4ph)
Omnibus. A spirited and independent woman makes Africa her home. In 1913 Karen travels to Kenya to start a farm with her new husband.


SAT 13:05 Inheritance Tracks (b010t4pk)
Peter Hook

The musician inherits 'Strangers in the Night' sung by Frank Sinatra and passes on Candi Staton's 'You Got the Love'.


SAT 13:15 Baldi (b007jljw)
Series 1

The Prodigal Son

Paolo Baldi - Franciscan priest and philosophy lecturer - accidentally becomes involved in solving a murder at an Italian chip shop.

Starring David Threlfall as Paolo Baldi, Tina Kellegher as Tina Mahon, TP McKenna as Father Troy, Gerard McSorley as Doctor Graham and Owen Roe as Superintendent Rynne.

Murder mystery written by Barry Devlin.

Format by Barry Devlin. Developed and produced by BBC Northern Ireland.

Directed in Belfast by Lawrence Jackson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2000.


SAT 14:00 The Goon Show (b007jl9j)
Series 5

The Whistling Spy Enigma

Spy Neddie must make contact with his informer. But can he whistle the secret tune? Stars Spike Milligan. From September 1954.


SAT 14:30 Dad's Army (b007jlfs)
Series 1

The Battle of Godfrey's Cottage

Summer, 1940: Convinced a German invasion has begun, Captain Mainwaring and his men mount a gun placement at Godfrey's cottage.

Chaos, inevitably, ensues...

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

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

Captain Mainwaring …. Arthur Lowe
Sergeant Wilson …. John Le Mesurier
Corporal Jones …. Clive Dunn
Private Walker …. James Beck
Private Godfrey …. Arnold Ridley
Private Pike …. Ian Lavender
Private Frazer …. John Laurie
Cissie Godfrey …. Nan Brawnton
Percy the Parrot …. Percy Edwards
Announcer …. John Snagge

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1974.


SAT 15:00 Garrison Keillor's Radio Show (b010t4pd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SAT 16:00 The Other Side of the Hill (b010t4pb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 What's So Funny? (b010nwwc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 02:00 today]


SAT 18:00 The Devil in Amber by Mark Gatiss (b00vfjsh)
5. Desperation

Will spy hero Lucifer Box reach cult leader Olympus Mons' Satanic lair, deep beneath the Swiss Alps, in time to prevent the sacrifice of the "perfect victim"?

Mark Gatiss concludes his own fiendishly gripping adventure.

Abridged by David Jackson Young.

Producer: Kirsteen Cameron.

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by BBC Scotland and first broadcast in 2010.


SAT 18:30 JG Ballard - The Drowned World (b00hwyq3)
Episode 1

JG Ballard's 1962 debut novel, set in a futuristic London submerged with the onset of global warming. Read by Robert Glenister.


SAT 19:00 Some of Our Archives Were Missing (b0089b35)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 Saturday Stand-Up (b010t7jh)
Sean Hughes - Live

The frank and funny Irish comedian captured at the end of his 1995 tour - entertaining an audience in Glasgow.


SAT 22:45 Fabulous (b00hy947)
Series 1

Episode 4

Faye has money troubles, so she's hoping her mum will lend her £10,000.

Daisy Haggard stars as Faye in Lucy Clarke’s sitcom about a woman who wants to be fabulous but can't cope.

With:

Adam Buxton
Matthew Holness
Laura Solon
Anne Reid
Joanna Scanlan
Joanna Neary
Geoffrey McGivern

Music by Osymyso.

Producer: Simon Nicholls

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2007.


SAT 23:00 RD Wingfield (b00sw79x)
The Cellar

Behind a bricked-up entrance lurks a suspenseful tale of horror below stairs. Stars John Pullen and Rosalind Ayres.


SAT 23:15 Ruth Rendell Stories (b00b5ppw)
A Dark Blue Perfume

A retired businessman returns from abroad to search for his ex-wife, who left him years ago for another man. Read by John Rowe.


SAT 23:30 Wallander - Faceless Killers (b00hy945)
Episode 9

Convinced that Erik is the murderer, Wallander tackles his suspect's mother. Henning Mankell's thriller read by David Warner.


SAT 23:45 Wallander - Faceless Killers (b00hzh3c)
Episode 10

Inspector Wallander gets a vital clue in his investigation of Lovgren's murder. Henning Mankell's thriller read by David Warner.



SUNDAY 01 MAY 2011

SUN 00:00 The Devil in Amber by Mark Gatiss (b00vfjsh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 00:30 JG Ballard - The Drowned World (b00hwyq3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 Garrison Keillor's Radio Show (b010t4pd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:00 Karen Blixen - Out of Africa (b010t4ph)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 on Saturday]


SUN 03:05 Inheritance Tracks (b010t4pk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:05 on Saturday]


SUN 03:15 Baldi (b007jljw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:15 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 The Other Side of the Hill (b010t4pb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 Morpurgo's Islands of Inspiration (b010t80d)
Children's writer Michael Morpurgo meets Scillonians, as he tours the Isles of Scilly to investigate local myths and legends.


SUN 06:00 Daughters of Britannia Omnibus (b00c8txc)
Episode 2

Katie Hickman examines the lives of "the women of the embassies" through their letters and diaries.


SUN 07:05 Inheritance Tracks (b010t8t8)
June Spencer

The Archers actress inherits 'I'll See You Again' by Noel Coward and passes on Bruch's Violin Concerto No 1.


SUN 07:15 Love Stories (b010nxrt)
The Lark

By Alan Titchmarsh. A widow's life is transformed by an unexpected love affair. Read by Joanna Tope.


SUN 07:30 Arthur Smith's Balham Bash (b010mztl)
Series 3

Episode 4

Arthur Smith presents comedy and music from his flat in Balham, south London.

With Billy Jenkins, Kevin Eldon, Imran Yusef plus poetry from Kate Fox

Producer: Alison Vernon-Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2011.


SUN 08:00 The Goon Show (b007jl9j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Saturday]


SUN 08:30 Dad's Army (b007jlfs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Saturday]


SUN 09:00 Alan Garner - Elidor (b010tbk9)
Episode 4

Time has run out for the Watson family and Malebron. The Evil have broken through worlds and have a lock on the hidden Treasures.

The only hope for Helen to find Findhorn to foil the Evil, otherwise the world of Elidor will be destroyed.

Conclusion of Alan Garner's classic fantasy adventure dramatised in four-parts by Don Webb.

Stars Mossie Cassidy as Roland, Raffey Cassidy as Helen, William Rush as Nicholas, Stephen Hoyle as David, Toby Hadoke as Malebron, Fiona Clarke as Mrs Watson, Sarah McDonald Hughes as Jennifer and Gerard Fletcher as the Foreman.

Original music composed by Ian Williams

Directed at BBC Manchester by Charlotte Riches.

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra and first broadcast in April 2011.


SUN 09:30 The Silver Sword - Ian Serraillier (b010tbkc)
Episode 1

When the Germans march into Poland in 1939, the Balicki family are suddenly torn apart by war. Stars Sarah McDonald Hughes.


SUN 10:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b010tbkf)
Children's Writers

Michael Morpurgo

From Beethoven to Buddy Holly.

War Horse creator, Sir Michael Morpurgo shares his castaway choices with Sue Lawley.

His other works include Kensuke's Kingdom, Why the Wales Came and Private Peaceful.

The widely respected children's author and the former Children's Laureate styles himself as a 'story-teller/writer' and the themes he explores are the relationships between young and old, children and animals and children's experiences of loneliness and self-reliance.

Together with his wife, Clare, he set up the charity Farms for City Children in Devon to give inner-city children the opportunity to experience life on a farm, working with animals and being close to nature.

Producer Lisa Jenkinson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2004.


SUN 10:50 Front Row Interviews (b010tbkh)
Ronnie Corbett

The legendary funny man in conversation with Mark Lawson, reflecting on his career and double act with Ronnie Barker.


SUN 11:00 Love Stories (b010tbkk)
Fish and Chips

By Freya North. An inheritance by the sea broadens a young woman's horizons. Stories from bestselling romantic novelists. Read by Melody Grove.


SUN 11:15 Ambridge Extra Omnibus (b010nwwf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 02:30 on Saturday]


SUN 11:45 Martin Sorrell - Accrington Stanley (b010tbkm)
Not the football club, but a one-legged, partially sighted wheeler-dealer from Lancashire. Bernard Cribbins tells the tale. From January 1995.


SUN 12:00 Daughters of Britannia Omnibus (b00c8txc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SUN 13:05 Inheritance Tracks (b010t8t8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:05 today]


SUN 13:15 Love Stories (b010nxrt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today]


SUN 13:30 Arthur Smith's Balham Bash (b010mztl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 14:00 Genius (b00brvcm)
Series 1

Neil Innes

From bunk chairs to helium-filled bubble wrap.

Dave Gorman asks musical comedian Neil Innes to select the public's best loopy idea.

Award-winning comedian Dave Gorman and a celebrity guest chew over the ridiculous, unworkable but sometimes genius inventions, schemes and policies of the public.

Producer: Simon Nicholls

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2005.


SUN 14:30 Life, Death and Sex with Mike and Sue (b007jq2b)
Series 1

Cults

Radio's sofa-bound daytime presenter duo look at cults and the plight of the homeless

Bill Dare's sitcom starring Robert Duncan as Mike and Julia Hills as Sue.

With Debbie Isitt, Roger Blake, Mark Kilmurry and Dan Strauss.

Music by Mark Burton.

Producer: Pete Sinclair

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1996.


SUN 15:00 Chain Reaction (b00mj5rt)
Series 3

Phill Jupitus Interviews John Hegley

The comedian and comic poet get chatting in the tag talk show, where one week's guest is the following week's interviewer.


SUN 15:30 One Foot in the Grave (b007jn64)
The Beast in the Cage

Victor suffers a bank holiday traffic nightmare stuck in a jam - and so do Margaret and Jean!

Richard Wilson stars as Victor and Annette Crosbie as his long-suffering wife Margaret.

Adapted for radio by David Renwick from his BBC TV script.

Victor Meldrew ...... Richard Wilson
Margaret Meldrew ...... Annette Crosbie
Mrs Warboys ...... Doreen Mantle

With Michael Fenton-Stevens, Ainslee Foster, Paul Rogan, Stephanie Pack and Keith Wickham.

Winning numerous awards, six series were made for TV plus numerous specials on BBC ONE from 1990 to 2000.

Producer: Diane Messias

First broadcast in February 1995 on BBC Radio 2.


SUN 16:00 Alan Garner - Elidor (b010tbk9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SUN 16:30 The Silver Sword - Ian Serraillier (b010tbkc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


SUN 17:00 Garrison Keillor's Radio Show (b010t4pd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Saturday]


SUN 18:00 The Sorcerer's Apprentice (b008j0gn)
A young magician is left alone in his master's workshop. Judith French updates Goethe's tale. Starring Paul Rhys and Harry Towb.


SUN 18:45 Arthur C Clarke Stories (b010tbkp)
The Nine Billion Names of God

The Sentinel

The story from which Arthur C Clarke developed the film '2001: A Space Odyssey' with Stanley Kubrick. Read by John Shrapnel.


SUN 19:00 Love Stories (b010tbkk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 19:15 Ambridge Extra Omnibus (b010nwwf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 02:30 on Saturday]


SUN 19:45 Martin Sorrell - Accrington Stanley (b010tbkm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:45 today]


SUN 20:00 The Goon Show (b007jl9j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Saturday]


SUN 20:30 Dad's Army (b007jlfs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Saturday]


SUN 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b010tbkf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


SUN 21:50 Front Row Interviews (b010tbkh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:50 today]


SUN 22:00 Arthur Smith's Balham Bash (b010mztl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 22:30 The Masterson Inheritance (b007jspx)
Series 1

The Mastersons and Johnson

The French Revolution is in full swing and the fate of the Masterson family is inextricably linked with that of a tumble dryer.

An improvised historical saga of a family at war with itself - based entirely on audience suggestions.

Starring Paul Merton, Josie Lawrence, Caroline Quentin, Jim Sweeney and Phelim McDermott.

Producer: Phil Clarke

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1993.


SUN 23:00 The Ape That Got Lucky (b008039f)
Language and Communication

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

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

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

Starring Chris Addison.

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

Written by Chris Addison and Carl Cooper.

Producer: Simon Nicholls

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2005.


SUN 23:30 Elvenquest (b00k9d80)
Series 1

Episode 5

The Oracle enlightens in the quest for the Sword of Asnagar. Fantasy comedy starring Darren Boyd and Dave Lamb. From May 2009.



MONDAY 02 MAY 2011

MON 00:00 The Sorcerer's Apprentice (b008j0gn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 00:45 Arthur C Clarke Stories (b010tbkp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:45 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b010tbkf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


MON 01:50 Front Row Interviews (b010tbkh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:50 on Sunday]


MON 02:00 Love Stories (b010tbkk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:15 Ambridge Extra Omnibus (b010nwwf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 02:30 on Saturday]


MON 02:45 Martin Sorrell - Accrington Stanley (b010tbkm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:45 on Sunday]


MON 03:00 Genius (b00brvcm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Sunday]


MON 03:30 Life, Death and Sex with Mike and Sue (b007jq2b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Sunday]


MON 04:00 Chain Reaction (b00mj5rt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:00 on Sunday]


MON 04:30 One Foot in the Grave (b007jn64)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:30 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Alan Garner - Elidor (b010tbk9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 The Silver Sword - Ian Serraillier (b010tbkc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 The Toff (b007jr60)
The Toff and the Runaway Bride

1. Honeymoon for One

Barbara Lawn is about to marry the Toff's old chum, Major Guy Lessing - against her father's wishes - in a gripping tale of blackmail and murder.

Terence Alexander stars as the Toff - upper-class amateur sleuth, the Honourable Richard Rollison.

First published in 1959, John Creasey’s The Toff and the Runaway Bride dramatised in six parts by Roy Lomax.

The Toff ...... Terence Alexander
Jolly ...... Robert Dorning
Barbara Lessing ...... Rosalind Shanks
Aunt Gloria ...... Peggy Ann Wood
Holy Joe ...... David Graham
Maggie ...... Frances Jeater
Major Guy Lessing ...... Alan Cuthbertson

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in June 1975.


MON 06:30 John Mortimer - Rumpole (b007jsjb)
The Course of True Love

Rumpole muses on the case of a teacher accused of seduction.

"The Splendours And Miseries Of An Old Bailey Hack". Starring Maurice Denham as ageing London barrister-at-law Horace Rumpole.

With Denys Hawthorne as Judge George Frobisher and Michael Spice as Guthrie Featherstone.

Originally a TV series created by writer and barrister John Mortimer, Rumpole hit the BBC radio airwaves in 1980. Case-by-case, Rumpole recalls his work at the Central Criminal Court of England and Wales.

Director: Peter King

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1980.


MON 07:00 Ballylenon (b00ft0t2)
Series 1

Episode 5

Phonsie calls in a few favours from his friend Joe MacMonagle.

Series set in the sleepy town of Ballylenon, Co Donegal, in 1953, before the days of mass tourism and proper plumbing in every home.

Written by Christopher Fitz-Simon.

Phonsie Doherty ...... TP McKenna
Muriel Maconchy ...... Margaret D'Arcy
Vera Maconchy ...... Stella McCusker
Vivienne Boal ...... Aine McCartney
Guard Gallagher ...... John Hewitt
Stumpy Bonnar ...... Gerard McSorley
Aubrey Frawley ...... Dominic Letts
Jonathan Ffrench O'Dowd ...... Wesley Murphy
Primrose Ffrench O'Dowd ...... Marcella Riordan

Music arranged and performed by Stephanie Hughes.

Director: Eoin O'Callaghan

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1994.


MON 07:30 Chain Reaction (b00mpnkr)
Series 3

John Hegley and Jack Dee

The comic poet and comedian get chatting in the tag talk show, where one week's guest is the following week's interviewer.


MON 08:00 Round the Horne (b007k2gd)
Series 2

Episode 10

Suspense in Kenneth Horne's 'The Portrait of Florian Thrust', plus a bout of bona wrestling for Julian and Sandy.

With Kenneth Williams, Hugh Paddick, Betty Marsden and Bill Pertwee.

Recorded at the BBC's Paris Studio in Lower Regent Street, London. Announcer: Douglas Smith

Round The Horne was born out of the demise of BBC radio comedy Beyond Our Ken, after the end of writer Eric Merriman's involvement. Using the same cast and producer, Barry Took and Marty Feldman were persuaded to write the scripts - which led to four series that ran between 1965 and 1968 - packed full of parodies, recurring characters, catchphrases and double-entendres.

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

Producer: John Simmonds
First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in May 1966.


MON 08:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b010tcrn)
Series 7

Episode 5

The History of Transport - and the search is on for the Lost City of Atlantis courtesy of Professor Prune.

Starring Tim Brooke-Taylor, John Cleese, Graeme Garden, David Hatch, Jo Kendall and Bill Oddie.

Sketches written by Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie with Simon Brett.

Originating from the Cambridge University Footlights revue 'Cambridge Circus', ISIRTA ran for 8 years on BBC Radio and quickly developed a cult following.

Music and songs by Liam Cohen, Dave Lee and Bill Oddie.

Producer: David Hatch/Peter Titheradge

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 2 in February 1969.


MON 09:00 Life, Death and Sex with Mike and Sue (b007jq4v)
Series 1

Shopaholics

Radio's sofa-bound daytime presenter duo look at shopaholics and dangerous ducks.

Bill Dare's sitcom starring Robert Duncan as Mike and Julia Hills as Sue.

With Debbie Isitt, Lee Cornes and Martin Hyder.

Music by Mark Burton.

Producer: Pete Sinclair

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1996.


MON 09:30 Safety Catch (b00fgq18)
Series 1

A Wanting Man

Simon wonders whether to stay faithful to his girlfriend, when he suspects a friend of his sister may be attracted to him.

Starring Darren Boyd as Simon McGrath.

Laurence Howarth’s black comedy of modern morality. Simon is essentially a nice man who also happens to be an arms dealer.

With:
Joanna Page
Lewis MacLeod
Sarah Smart
Brigit Forsyth
Catherine Shepherd

Producer: Dawn Ellis

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2007.


MON 10:00 Sarah Millican's Support Group (b010twf6)
Series 2

1. 'My partner is too controlling - a fight for the TV remote'

"My partner is too controlling - a fight for the television remote"

"I'm a non drinker with no friends - should I just buy a cat?"

Sarah Millican returns as a life counsellor and modern-day agony aunt tackling the nation's problems head on, dishing out real advice for real people.

Assisted by her very own team of experts of the heart - man of the people local cabbie Terry, and self qualified counsellor Marion,

Sarah tackles the nation's problems head on and has a solution for everything.

Sarah ...... Sarah Millican
Marion ...... Ruth Bratt
Terry ...... Simon Daye
Linda ...... Diane Morgan
Matthew ...... Will Smith

Written by Sarah Millican.

Producer: Lianne Coop

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2011.


MON 10:30 Morpurgo's Islands of Inspiration (b010t80d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 05:30 on Sunday]


MON 11:00 Jane Austen (b007jtdp)
Persuasion

Friendly Persuasion

Louisa Musgrove has become engaged to Captain Benwick and Anne Elliot dares to hope that Captain Wentworth's affections might, once again, be hers...

The conclusion of Jane Austen's novel dramatised by Michelene Wandor.

Anne Elliot …. Juliet Stevenson
Captain Wentworth …. Tim Brierley
Jane Austen …. Sorcha Cusack
Sir Walter Elliot …. Roger Hume
Elizabeth Elliot …. Claire Faulconbridge
Mr Elliot …. Peter Harlowe
Mary Musgrove …. Kathryn Hurlbutt
Charles Musgrove …. Alister Cameron
Henrietta Musgrove …. Alison Dowling
Mrs Musgrove …. Sheila Grant
Lady Russell …. Patricia Gallimore
Sophia Croft …. Tina Gray
Mrs Clay …. Hedli Niklaus
Mrs Smith …. Carole Boyd
Captain Harville …. Paul Alexander

Square piano (William Rolfe and Sons c 1810) played by Kenneth Mobbs

Directed at BBC Pebble Mill by Vanessa Whitburn.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1986.


MON 12:00 Round the Horne (b007k2gd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 The Unbelievable Truth (b010m2k7)
Series 7

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.

Alan Davies, Jack Dee, Marcus Brigstocke and Lucy Porter are the panellists obliged to talk with deliberate inaccuracy on subjects as varied as: Eyes, Snakes, Cutlery and Dieting.

The show is devised by Graeme Garden and Jon Naismith, the team behind Radio 4's I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue.

Producer: Jon Naismith
A Random Entertainment production for BBC Radio 4.


MON 13:00 The Toff (b007jr60)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 John Mortimer - Rumpole (b007jsjb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 Daughters of Britannia (b007jpnz)
At Home Abroad

To scold or not to scold? Katie Hickman reveals how the wives of British diplomats were advised to deal with their servants.


MON 14:15 Love Stories (b010nxrt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 on Sunday]


MON 14:30 David Park - The Truth Commissioner (b010txv8)
Episode 1

4 Extra Premiere. A new appointment is made as the Truth and Reconciliation process is adopted in Northern Ireland. Read by Gerard Murphy.


MON 14:45 Paul Collins - Banvard's Folly (b010txvb)
Banvard's Folly

Once the world's most famous painter, John Banvard died penniless - why? The stories of forgotten people read by Andrew Sachs.


MON 15:00 The Man Born to Be King (b008h3nq)
King of Sorrows

Will the death of Jesus satisfy the Sanhedrin? Dorothy L Sayers' cycle of plays on the life of Jesus Christ. Stars Gabriel Woolf.


MON 15:45 Sweet Dreams (b007jsv5)
Episode 3

Adapting well to his new life in Heaven, Howard Baker gets a new job. Celestial satire read by Martin Jarvis.


MON 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b010tzf8)
Mel Giedroyc hears from comedian Ed Byrne about his mania about mountains, hunts for sharks in UK seas, and reveals which of The Archers' actors loves skinny dipping.


MON 17:00 Ballylenon (b00ft0t2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 17:30 Chain Reaction (b00mpnkr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 18:00 Terry Pratchett (b010tzfb)
Night Watch

Episode 3

Thrown back in time, Commander Sam Vimes of the City Watch is training his young self in the art of policing - then runs into his old enemy, Carcer.

Terry Pratchett's Discworld novel dramatised by Robin Brooks.

Stars Philip Jackson as Sam Vimes, Carl Prekopp as Young Sam, Paul Ritter as Carcer, Clare Corbett as Rosie, Sam Dale as Colon, Ben Onwukwe as Dr Lawn, Peter Marinker as Tilden and Rachel Atkins as Lady Meserole.

Director: Claire Grove

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2008.


MON 18:30 Fantastic Tales (b007k3d0)
The Silken-Swift by Theodore Sturgeon

A man is caught between a good witch and a wicked witch, but a unicorn holds the key to true happiness...

Written in 1953, Theodore Sturgeon's intense fantasy is read by Mark Bonnar.

Fantastic Tales is a collection of weird and wonderful stories from around the world.

Director: Gemma Jenkins

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in April 2007.


MON 19:00 Round the Horne (b007k2gd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b010tcrn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 The Toff (b007jr60)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 John Mortimer - Rumpole (b007jsjb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 Jane Austen (b007jtdp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 22:00 The Unbelievable Truth (b010m2k7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 today]


MON 22:30 The Atkinson People (b007jsb0)
Sir Corin Basin

The actor, raconteur and general bore talks to just about anyone who will listen. Stars Rowan Atkinson. From April 1979.


MON 23:00 Sarah Millican's Support Group (b010twf6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


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

Smoked Meat

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

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

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

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

Producer: Jonquil Panting

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2005.



TUESDAY 03 MAY 2011

TUE 00:00 Terry Pratchett (b010tzfb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 Fantastic Tales (b007k3d0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 Life, Death and Sex with Mike and Sue (b007jq4v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 Safety Catch (b00fgq18)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 Sarah Millican's Support Group (b010twf6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 Morpurgo's Islands of Inspiration (b010t80d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 05:30 on Sunday]


TUE 03:00 Jane Austen (b007jtdp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 Ballylenon (b00ft0t2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:30 Chain Reaction (b00mpnkr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 The Man Born to Be King (b008h3nq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:45 Sweet Dreams (b007jsv5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:45 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 The Toff (b007jr8v)
The Toff and the Runaway Bride

2. The Finger of Suspicion

After bride Barbara's disappearance, the Honourable Richard Rollison faces more mystery - on the trail of Major Guy Lessing's first wife...

Terence Alexander stars as the Toff - upper-class amateur sleuth, the Honourable Richard Rollison.

John Creasey's thriller dramatised by Roy Lomax.

The Toff ...... Terence Alexander
Jolly ...... Robert Dorning
Major Guy Lessing ...... Alan Cuthbertson
Barbara Lessing ...... Rosalind Shanks
Doctor ...... Dennis McCarthy
Kevin Brennan ...... Robert Lawn
Superintendent ...... Godfrey James

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson.

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in June 1975.


TUE 06:30 John Mortimer - Rumpole (b007jsjp)
The Perils of the Sea

Rumpole recalls the case of murder. How did Barney Bateman die?

"The Splendours And Miseries Of An Old Bailey Hack". Starring Maurice Denham as ageing London barrister-at-law Horace Rumpoleand Margot Boyd as Hilda Rumpole.

With Norman Shelley as the Judge and Michael Spice as Guthrie Featherstone.

Originally a TV series created by writer and barrister John Mortimer, Rumpole hit the BBC radio airwaves in 1980. Case-by-case, Rumpole recalls his work at the Central Criminal Court of England and Wales.

Director: Ian Cotterell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1980.


TUE 07:00 The World As We Know It (b00fd7zl)
The End

Donna, Johnny, Patrick and Abigail woke up on Saturday morning to find they were the last four people left on earth.

Two days later and the implications of what has happened are beginning to sink in, as they start the first week of the rest of their lives...

Sitcom by Luke Sorba.

Johnny ...... Toby Longworth
Donna ...... Meera Syal
Patrick ...... Luke Sorba
Abigail ...... Carla Mendonca
The Stranger ...... Simon Greenall

Producer: Elizabeth Anstee

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1999.


TUE 07:30 The Sunday Format (b010v0rn)
Series 2

Episode 1

Is Gardening the New Skateboarding? More column inches on the radio. With Tracy-Ann Oberman. From October 2003.


TUE 08:00 Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (b007nf1x)
End of an Era

It's Bob and Thelma's big day - and he's on tranquilisers!

Starring James Bolam as Terry Collier, Rodney Bewes as Bob Ferris and Brigit Forsyth as Thelma Chambers..

With Sheila Fearn, Joan Hickson, Anita Carey, Daphne Heard and Barbara Ogilvie.

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

Adapted for radio and produced by John Browell.

Audio recovered from a listener to BBC 7.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1975.


TUE 08:30 The Burkiss Way (b00jr7fr)
Series 2

Commemorate Jubilees the Burkiss Way

A comedy celebration of the Queen's 25 years on the throne.

The Burkiss Way to Dynamic Living is radio's limited edition correspondence course.

With mock-hide instruction from Jo Kendall, Nigel Rees, Chris Emmett and Fred Harris.

Embossed scrollwork script from Andrew Marshall and David Renwick.

A genuine leatherette production by Simon Brett (a gift you will treasure for always)

Cult sketch show first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1977.


TUE 09:00 The Secret Life of Rosewood Avenue (b007jx6f)
Mrs Garland's Good Deeds

"The over 70's keep fit club has got completely out of hand, Mr Critchley. Can't you see how cruel it is expecting pensioners to vault over a horse?"

More crazy happenings for hapless vicar Timothy Carswell.

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

Reverend Timothy Carswell ...... James Grout
Mrs Garland ...... Rosemary Martin
Simon Garland ...... Daniel Strauss
Critchley ...... Fraser Kerr
Dr Warlock ...... Christopher Good
Miss Shaw ...... Auriol Smith
Mr Vaughan ...... Michael Turner
Mr Shaw ...... Ronald Herdman

Producer: Lissa Evans.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1991.


TUE 09:30 The Leopard in Autumn (b00c683t)
Series 1

The Future Begins Here

Prince Ludovico battles his enemies in the local tavern while his wife Princess Plethora tries to reconcile her quarrel-some sons.

Neal Anthony's 16th century comedy drama about the chaotic lives of the ruling family of Renaissance Italy's most inconsequential city-state.

Stars David Swift as Ludovico, Sian Phillips as Plethora, Graham Crowden as Francesco, Paul Bigley as Alessandro, Saskia Wickham as Rosalie, Nick Romero as Salvatore, Christopher Kelham as Guido and Kim Wall as Doctor Dolfini.

Producer: Helen Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2001.


TUE 10:00 Ambridge Extra (b010v2fg)
Series 1

Episode 9

Alice has a guilty conscience, and Fallon thinks romance is in the air.


TUE 10:15 Love Stories (b010tbkk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Sunday]


TUE 10:30 It's a Funny Business (b010v2y1)
Bob Monkhouse

The popular comedian shares some showbiz career highlights with Mike Craig, including meeting his heroes Laurel and Hardy. From 1977.


TUE 11:00 Jane Austen (b007jr87)
Mansfield Park

The Family at Mansfield

Jane Austen's unlikely heroine Fanny Price is plucked from her impoverished family and brought up by her wealthy relatives at Mansfield Park.

Classic tale dramatised in three parts by Elizabeth Proud.

CAST:

Jane Austen …. Hannah Gordon
Fanny …. Amanda Root
Sir Thomas Bertram …. Michael Williams
Mrs Norris …. Jane Lapotaire
Edmund Bertram …. Robert Glenister
Lady Bertram …. Louise Jameson
Mary Crawford …. Teresa Gallagher
Henry Crawford …. Andrew Wincott

Music composed by Anthea Gomez and played by Christian McKay, Jill Heartfield, Audrey Douglas and Katharine Gittings.

Directed at BBC Pebble Mill by Sue Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1997.


TUE 12:00 Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (b007nf1x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 Down the Line (b010m9tg)
Series 4

Episode 7

The return of the ground-breaking, Radio 4 show, hosted by the legendary Gary Bellamy; brought to you by the creators of The Fast Show.

Down The Line stars Rhys Thomas as Gary Bellamy, with Amelia Bullmore, Simon Day, Felix Dexter, Charlie Higson, Lucy Montgomery, and Paul Whitehouse.

Special guests are Rosie Cavaliero, Julia Davis, Robert Popper, Adil Ray and Arabella Weir.

Producers: Charlie Higson and Paul Whitehouse
A Down The Line production for BBC Radio 4.


TUE 13:00 The Toff (b007jr8v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 John Mortimer - Rumpole (b007jsjp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 Daughters of Britannia (b007jppg)
Eating and Drinking

Foreign menus were a challenge for some diplomatic women. Katie Hickman reveals how others relished the local cuisine.


TUE 14:15 Ambridge Extra (b010v2fg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 14:30 David Park - The Truth Commissioner (b010v36h)
Episode 2

In his new post, Henry Stanfield's estranged daughter thinks he can help in the search for Connor Walshe. Read by Gerard Murphy.


TUE 14:45 Paul Collins - Banvard's Folly (b010v381)
The Man With N-Ray Eyes

Distinguished French physicist Rene Blondlot is now unknown - why? The stories of forgotten people read by Andrew Sachs.


TUE 15:00 The Man Born to Be King (b008h4ww)
The King Comes to His Own

At last, the Son of Man returns. Dorothy L Sayers' cycle of plays on the life of Jesus Christ. Stars Gabriel Woolf.


TUE 15:45 Sweet Dreams (b007jsvf)
Episode 4

Howard realises that his life in heaven is not quite what he thought it was. Celestial satire read by Martin Jarvis.


TUE 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b010v39x)
Mel Giedroyc says happy birthday to actor and comedian Rob Brydon, hears what life is like with no sense of smell, and discovers the joys of keeping your own pigs.


TUE 17:00 The World As We Know It (b00fd7zl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 17:30 The Sunday Format (b010v0rn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 18:00 Terry Pratchett (b010v3d7)
Night Watch

Episode 4

Thrown back in time, Commander Sam Vimes of the City Watch relives the glorious revolution of his youth. But he must also protect his younger self from arch-enemy Carcer.

Terry Pratchett's Discworld novel dramatised by Robin Brooks.

Stars Philip Jackson as Sam Vimes, Carl Prekopp as Young Sam, Paul Ritter as Carcer, Clare Corbett as Rosie, Sam Dale as Colon, Ben Onwukwe as Dr Lawn, Joseph Kloska as Reg Shoe and Peter Marinker as Major Clive.

Director: Claire Grove

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2008.


TUE 18:30 James Follett - The Destruction Factor (b007k4lg)
The Seeds of Creation

Ralph Exon - working for an international fertiliser corporation - has created a new strain of plant: a mutation which he hopes will bring relief to the famine-ridden countries of the world.

It's an innocent-looking plant. But in that plant, known as the Exon strain, there also lurks the Destruction Factor...

James Follett’s sci-fi thriller in six-parts starring TP McKenna.

Max Flinders ...... TP McKenna
Denise Exon ...... Rosalind Adams
Howard Rogers ...... Paul Copley
Ralph Exon ...... Clifford Rose
Balfour ...... Peter Wickham
Garrard ...... Rod Beacham
Ted Downes ...... Bruce Beeby
Kathy Downes ...... Joan Matheson
Milly ...... Karen Archer
Anne ...... Christine Absalom
Harriet ...... Debby Cumming

Producer: David Spencer

First broadcast as 2 x 90 minute plays on BBC Radio 4 in March 1978.


TUE 19:00 Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (b007nf1x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 The Burkiss Way (b00jr7fr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 The Toff (b007jr8v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 John Mortimer - Rumpole (b007jsjp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 Jane Austen (b007jr87)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 22:00 Down the Line (b010m9tg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 today]


TUE 22:30 The Remains of Foley and McColl (b007jrrn)
Snuff Radio

Sean and Hamish compete in a European Radio Drama competition.

Surreal comedy starring award-winning double act Sean Foley and Hamish McColl, the Right Size.

With:

Rose English
Count Arthur Strong
Chris Larner
Mark Stevens

Producer: Lissa Evans

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2000.


TUE 23:00 Ed Reardon's Week (b007wvmx)
Series 1

The Winona Defence

The writer falls in love, but his cat proves an obstacle to happy-ever-after.

Welcome to the world of Ed Reardon, author, pipe smoker, consummate fare-dodger and master of the abusive e-mail.

He may have only one pair of trousers and a seven-figure Amazon sales ranking, but no writer knows more about freeloading than Ed Reardon.

Christopher Douglas stars as Ed Reardon.

Written by Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds.

Featuring:

Philip Jackson
Alice Lowe
Geoffrey Whitehead
Martin Hyder
Stephanie Cole
Sally Hawkins
Melanie Hudson
Geoffrey McGivern
Stephanie Cole
Ronnie Golden
John Fortune
Dan Tetsell
Rita May

Producer: Simon Nicholls

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2005


TUE 23:30 The Nimmo Twins in... (b00jh6jp)
Series 1

I Say, I Say, I Say

Disabled comedian Bill finds popularity once more and embarks on one final gig. Owen Evans' monologue from September 2000.



WEDNESDAY 04 MAY 2011

WED 00:00 Terry Pratchett (b010v3d7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 James Follett - The Destruction Factor (b007k4lg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 The Secret Life of Rosewood Avenue (b007jx6f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 The Leopard in Autumn (b00c683t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 Ambridge Extra (b010v2fg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 02:15 Love Stories (b010tbkk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Sunday]


WED 02:30 It's a Funny Business (b010v2y1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:30 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 Jane Austen (b007jr87)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 The World As We Know It (b00fd7zl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:30 The Sunday Format (b010v0rn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 The Man Born to Be King (b008h4ww)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:45 Sweet Dreams (b007jsvf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:45 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 The Toff (b007jrcm)
The Toff and the Runaway Bride

3. No Sleep for the Wicked

With Guy and Barbara both now murder suspects - the Toff gets a shock when he breaks into the Major's flat.

Terence Alexander stars as the Toff - upper-class amateur sleuth, the Honourable Richard Rollison.

John Creasey's thriller dramatised by Roy Lomax.

The Toff ...... Terence Alexander
Jolly ...... Robert Dorning
Superintendent ...... Godfrey James
Barbara Lessing ...... Rosalind Shanks
Police Officer ...... Clifford Norgate
Major Guy Lessing ...... Alan Cuthbertson
Rose Lessing ...... Denise Buckley
Holy Joe ...... David Graham

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson.

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in June 1975.


WED 06:30 John Mortimer - Rumpole (b007jsk0)
The Age of Retirement

Rumpole reconsiders his future - as does a hardened thief.

"The Splendours And Miseries Of An Old Bailey Hack". Starring Maurice Denham as ageing London barrister-at-law Horace Rumpole and Margot Boyd as Hilda Rumpole

With Robert Harris as Mr Justice Vosper and Brian Carroll as Erskine-Brown.

Originally a TV series created by writer and barrister John Mortimer, Rumpole hit the BBC radio airwaves in 1980. Case-by-case, Rumpole recalls his work at the Central Criminal Court of England and Wales.

Director: Ian Cotterell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1980.


WED 07:00 Mr Finchley Takes the Road (b007k1q4)
Episode 5

Edgar Finchley goes on a crusade, Master Finchley plays truant and a barber gets a close shave.

Victor Canning's novel about the adventures of a man and his horse-drawn caravan touring the 1930s countryside of Kent.

CAST:

Mr Finchley …. Richard Griffiths
Mr Blain …. John Bird
Turk …. Peter Vaughan
Robert Finchley …. Robert Gill
Mr Harbottle …. Piers Gibbon
Miss Slater …. Kate Binchy
Sir Simon Penickle …. Alan Thompson
The Mechanic …. David Howarth

Narrated by James Villiers.

Adapted in six parts by Andy and Eric Merriman.

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in May 1993.


WED 07:30 The Very World of Milton Jones (b007qtpy)
Series 1

Episode 5

Choking and ending up in his own gut, the comedian faces an internal examination. With Alexander Armstrong. From September 1998.


WED 08:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b008v13d)
Series 5

The Sleepless Night

The lad tries to get a good night's sleep, but everybody else keeps him awake.

Starring Tony Hancock.

With Sidney James, Bill Kerr, Hattie Jacques and Kenneth Williams.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music written by Wally Stott.

Producer: Tom Ronald

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in June 1958.


WED 08:30 Ken Dodd's Palace of Laughter (b007jm84)
The veteran comedian's fun-packed Tickle Tour arrives at Chads Theatre, Cheadle Hume. With Colin Edwynn. From September 1987.


WED 09:00 Legal, Decent, Honest and Truthful (b00cc0qv)
Series 1

Episode 6

Angry Ken Handley looks set to quit the ad agency. Stars Martin Jarvis, Sheila Stefael and Wendy Richard. From February 1982.


WED 09:30 I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue (b010v3sc)
Comedy panel game with Humphrey Lyttelton, Willie Rushton, Graeme Garden, Barry Cryer and Tim Brooke-Taylor. From April 1984.


WED 10:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b010tbkf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


WED 10:50 Front Row Interviews (b010tbkh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:50 on Sunday]


WED 11:00 Jane Austen (b007jrc2)
Mansfield Park

Mr Crawford Changes Tack

The Crawfords cause confusion for Fanny Price, and her brother William returns.

Jane Austen’s classic tale dramatised by Elizabeth Proud.

CAST:

Jen Austen …. Hannah Gordon
Fanny …. Amanda Root
Sir Thomas Bertram …. Michael Williams
Mrs Norris …. Jane Lapotaire
Edmund Bertram …. Robert Glenister
Lady Bertram …. Louise Jameson
Mary Crawford …. Teresa Gallagher
Henry Crawford …. Andrew Wincott
Tom Bertram …. Kim Wall
Maria Bertram …. Cathy Sara
Julia Bertram …. Tracy Wiles
Mr Rushworth …. Michael Onslow
Mr Yates …. Malcolm McKee
Mrs Grant …. Sharon Bayliss
William Price …. Richard Curnow

Music composed by Anthea Gomez and played by Christian McKay, Jill Heartfield, Audrey Douglas and Katharine Gittings.

Directed at BBC Pebble Mill by Sue Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1997.


WED 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b008v13d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 Act Your Age (b010mrzk)
Series 3

Episode 6

Simon Mayo hosts the three-way battle between the comedy generations to find out which is the funniest. Will it be the Up-and-Comers, the Current Crop or the Old Guard who will be crowned, for one week at least, as the Golden Age of Comedy. This week Holly Walsh is joined by Andrew Lawrence, Rufus Hound teams up with Paul Foot and Ted Robbins is paired with Stu Francis.

Devised and Produced by Ashley Blaker and Bill Matthews.


WED 13:00 The Toff (b007jrcm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 John Mortimer - Rumpole (b007jsk0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 Daughters of Britannia (b007jppy)
Keeping Healthy

From boils to smallpox - Katie Hickman reveals how the wives of British diplomats battled with medical matters abroad.


WED 14:15 Martin Sorrell - Accrington Stanley (b010tbkm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:45 on Sunday]


WED 14:30 David Park - The Truth Commissioner (b010v5f2)
Episode 3

The newly appointed Minister for Children and Culture in Belfast needs to prove himself in his new post. Read by Gerard Murphy.


WED 14:45 Paul Collins - Banvard's Folly (b010v5f4)
The Clever Dullard

What made William Henry Ireland the toast of London society? The stories of forgotten people read by Andrew Sachs.


WED 15:00 The Medical Detectives (b007k0nf)
Death in the Parish

When a cholera epidemic strikes London in 1854, the brilliant but mercurial Dr John Snow investigates. Starring Bill Nighy.


WED 15:45 Sweet Dreams (b007jsvq)
Episode 5

Howard's career change in Heaven goes well, but his personal life suffers a shock. Celestial satire read by Martin Jarvis.


WED 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b010v5f6)
Mel Giedroyc discovers why teenagers can't get up in the morning, whether a toaster could beat a shark in a fight, and what Len Goodman got for his 16th birthday.


WED 17:00 Mr Finchley Takes the Road (b007k1q4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 17:30 The Very World of Milton Jones (b007qtpy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 18:00 Terry Pratchett (b010v5f8)
Night Watch

Episode 5

Commander Sam Vimes of the City Watch, thrown back into his own past, has little time left there to undo the harm done by his arch-enemy Carcer, before coming back to his present...

The conclusion of Terry Pratchett's Discworld novel dramatised by Robin Brooks.

Stars Philip Jackson as Sam Vimes, Carl Prekopp as Young Sam, Paul Ritter as Carcer, Clare Corbett as Rosie, Sam Dale as Colon, Ben Onwukwe as Dr Lawn, Joseph Kloska as Reg Shoe, Peter Marinker as Major Clive and Rachel Atkins as Lady Mesarole.

Director: Claire Grove

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2008.


WED 18:30 James Follett - The Destruction Factor (b007k4mr)
The Devil's Harvest

As fires erupt - why is Ralph Exon's new plant strain mutation growing so rapidly?

James Follett’s sci-fi thriller starring TP McKenna.

Max Flinders ...... TP McKenna
Denise Exon ...... Rosalind Adams
Howard Rogers ...... Paul Copley
Ralph Exon ...... Clifford Rose
DI Balfour ...... Peter Wickham
Commander ...... Rod Beacham
Nurse ...... Joan Matheson
Voice in Climatorium ...... Jennifer Piercey

Producer: David Spencer

First broadcast as 2 x 90 minute plays on BBC Radio 4 in March 1978.


WED 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b008v13d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 Ken Dodd's Palace of Laughter (b007jm84)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 The Toff (b007jrcm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 John Mortimer - Rumpole (b007jsk0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 Jane Austen (b007jrc2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 22:00 Act Your Age (b010mrzk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 today]


WED 22:30 Naked Radio (b00mgxcr)
The Scottish comedy team pokes fun at topical events. From Glasgow's Tron Theatre. With Ian Aldred. From March 1992.


WED 23:00 Acropolis Now (b007n1x9)
Series 1

Gods

It's Socrates' birthday - so it's up to The Affable Ones to take him to the underworld. Stars Stephen Moore. From January 2001.


WED 23:30 Deep Trouble (b00sjp2s)
Series 1

Episode 2

The US Navy's special Seals force causes excitement aboard nuclear submarine Goliath. Stars Jim Field Smith. From October 2005.



THURSDAY 05 MAY 2011

THU 00:00 Terry Pratchett (b010v5f8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 James Follett - The Destruction Factor (b007k4mr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 Legal, Decent, Honest and Truthful (b00cc0qv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue (b010v3sc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b010tbkf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


THU 02:50 Front Row Interviews (b010tbkh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:50 on Sunday]


THU 03:00 Jane Austen (b007jrc2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 Mr Finchley Takes the Road (b007k1q4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:30 The Very World of Milton Jones (b007qtpy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 The Medical Detectives (b007k0nf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:45 Sweet Dreams (b007jsvq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:45 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 The Toff (b007jrfz)
The Toff and the Runaway Bride

4. Death Is No Alibi

As the murder count mounts, the police hunt Richard - and there's a discovery in the River Thames...

Terence Alexander stars as the Toff - upper-class amateur sleuth, the Honourable Richard Rollison.

John Creasey's thriller dramatised by Roy Lomax.

The Toff ...... Terence Alexander
Jolly ...... Robert Dorning
Inspector Ellerby ...... Roger Gartland
Sergeant ...... Michael Shannon
Inspector Reno ...... Godfrey James
Robert Lawn ...... Kevin Brennan
Barbara Lessing ...... Rosalind Shanks

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson.

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in June 1975.


THU 06:30 Mark McShane - Seance on a Wet Afternoon (b00r89n7)
Episode 1

To enhance her reputation, clairvoyant Myra Savage and her husband embark on a terrible course of action. Read by Anton Lesser.


THU 06:45 Frank W Abagnale (b00td4zq)
Catch Me If You Can

Episode 1

Early memories and the first scam in the true story of a con man.

Frank Williams, Robert Conrad, Frank Adams and Ringo Monjo were all aliases of Frank W Abagnale - in this tale of deceit about one of the most daring con men, forgers, imposters and escape artists ever.

Notorious conman Frank Abagnale Jr's autobiography, with Stan Redding. Read by William Hope.

Abridged in 5 parts by Mark Mason.

Producer: Joanna Green

Made for BBC Radio 7 by Pier Productions and first broadcast in 2010.


THU 07:00 The Brothers (b007k4nx)
Series 1

Episode 1

A couple of years ago brothers Nigel and Michael gave up respectable careers to set up a website-design company. That was their first mistake...

Starring Adam Godley and Raymond Coulthard.

First of three comedy series by Caroline and David Stafford.

Nigel ...... Adam Godley
Michael ...... Raymond Coulthard
Oona ...... Pauline McLynn
Zorro ...... Pearce Quigley

Producer: Marc Beeby

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2004.


THU 07:30 Cabin Pressure (b00lyvz7)
Series 2

Kuala Lumpur

A week on stand-by at the airfield gives Arthur an opportunity to brush up on his stewarding skills, while Douglas seems to have disappeared. And why is everyone terrified of Dirk the groundsman?

Starring
Carolyn Knapp-Shappey ..... Stephanie Cole
1st Officer Douglas Richardson ..... Roger Allam
Capt. Martin Crieff ..... Benedict Cumberbatch
Arthur Shappey ..... John Finnemore
Dave ..... Paul Putner
George ..... Roger Morlidge

Written by John Finnemore.

Produced & directed by David Tyler

A Pozzitive production for BBC Radio 4


THU 08:00 The Men from the Ministry (b010v747)
Fair Exchange

The bungling bureaucrats mix up the designs for the new pound note.

A weekly tribute to all those who work in government departments.

Stars Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler. With Norma Ronald, John Graham and Ronald Baddiley.

Written by Edward Taylor and John Graham.

'The Men from the Ministry' ran for 14 series between 1962 and 1977. Deryck Guyler replaced Wilfrid Hyde-White from 1966. Sadly many episodes didn't survive in the archive, however the BBC's Transcription Service re-recorded 14 shows in 1980 - never broadcast in the UK, until the arrival of BBC Radio 4 Extra.

Producer: Edward Taylor

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 4 in September 1970.


THU 08:30 The Al Read Show (b0090v01)
From 6/2/1966

The legendary Northern comic pokes fun at fireman and hospitals.

Monologues and sketches presenting "life with the lid off".

With Susan Maughan, The Countrymen, and Woolf Phillips and his Orchestra.

Devised by Al Read and scripted by Ronnie Taylor.

Producer: Bill Worsley

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in February 1966.


THU 09:00 No Commitments (b007jp3z)
Series 8

Impossibly High Standards

Victoria grows more irritating, as Anna gets a surprise proposition. Simon Brett comedy starring Celia Imrie. From January 2002.


THU 09:30 Just a Minute (b00l5zqc)
From Edinburgh, Nicholas Parsons welcomes Clement Freud, Derek Nimmo, Peter Jones and Paul Merton. From February 1998.


THU 10:00 Ambridge Extra (b010v76h)
Series 1

Episode 10

Fallon is playing Cupid, and Alice's evening takes an unexpected turn.


THU 10:15 Loose Ends (b010r7cd)
Clive Anderson and guests with an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy.

British actor John Simm became a household name in TV dramas The Lakes and Life on Mars. He's back on our screens playing prodigal son Tom in Exile; a dream-team collaboration between writer Paul Abbot and actors Jim Broadbent, Timothy West and Olivia Colman. He talks to Clive about all star casts and returning to the North.

Imogen Stubbs joins Clive to discuss the latest production in her long theatrical career; an upcoming staging of Ibsen's Little Eyolf.

Clive is joined by Michael Mosley, presenter of the new BBC One series which takes us on a rather personal journey Inside Our Human Body. As well as closely examining the landscape of our veins, pores and hairs, Michael will be accompanying wannabe embryos on the journey of reproduction.

And Jon Holmes talks to The League of Gentlemen's Steve Pemberton about the new series of Pyschoville in which he plays a stuffed toy collecting millionaire and a serial-killer obsessive...

With music from The Leisure Society who perform This Phantom Life from their new album Into the Murky Water.

And Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter and record producer Raphael Saadiq plays Good Man from his new album, Stone Rollin.

Producer: Cathie Mahoney.


THU 11:00 Jane Austen (b007jrff)
Mansfield Park

Portsmouth and After

Both Fanny and Tom face disappointment and hope in equal measure.

Conclusion of Jane Austen’s classic tale dramatised by Elizabeth Proud.

CAST:

Jane Austen …. Hannah Gordon
Fanny …. Amanda Root
Sir Thomas Bertram …. Michael Williams
Mrs Norris …. Jane Lapotaire
Edmund Bertram …. Robert Glenister
Lady Bertram …. Louise Jameson
Mary Crawford …. Teresa Gallagher
Henry Crawford …. Andrew Wincott
Tom Bertram …. Kim Wall
William Price …. Richard Curnow
Mrs Price …. Sunny Ormonde
Mr Price …. Terry Molloy
Susan price …. Katherine Mount
Rebecca …. Anne-Marie Francis

Price children: Tim Black, Stephanie Luxton, Zoe Ganjavi and Richard Ganjavi.

Music composed by Anthea Gomez and played by Christian McKay, Jill Heartfield, Audrey Douglas and Katharine Gittings.

Directed at BBC Pebble Mill by Sue Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1997.


THU 12:00 The Men from the Ministry (b010v747)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 The Simon Day Show (b010mv50)
Series 1

Tony Beckton

British comedy legend and star of The Fast Show, Down the Line and Bellamy's People, Simon Day debuts his own Radio 4 character comedy show.

Simon Day and his characters welcome listeners to the Mallard, a small provincial theatre somewhere in the UK. Each week one of Simon's characters come to perform at the Mallard and we hear the highlights of that night's show, along with the back stage and front of house goings on at the theatre itself.

Episode 2 of 6: Tony Beckton. Reformed violent criminal Tony Beckton visits the Mallard Theatre to read from his memoirs as part of his rehabilitation.

Tony Beckton / Peter ..... Simon Day
Catherine ..... Catherine Shepherd
Goose ..... Felix Dexter
Ron Bone ..... Simon Greenall
Stacey ..... Susan Harrison

Written by Simon Day
Produced by Colin Anderson.


THU 13:00 The Toff (b007jrfz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 Mark McShane - Seance on a Wet Afternoon (b00r89n7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 13:45 Frank W Abagnale (b00td4zq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:45 today]


THU 14:00 Daughters of Britannia (b007jpqb)
Family Life

Juggling official duties with their home lives, Katie Hickman reveals how diplomats' wives still found time to walk the dog.


THU 14:15 Ambridge Extra (b010v76h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 14:30 David Park - The Truth Commissioner (b010v7cj)
Episode 4

The Truth and Reconciliation process investigates the disappearance of Connor Walshe during the Troubles. Read by Gerard Murphy.


THU 14:45 Paul Collins - Banvard's Folly (b010v7dy)
The Pneumatic Underground

Alfred Beach tried to bring pneumatic transit to New York - why did he fail? The stories of forgotten people read by Andrew Sachs.


THU 15:00 The Medical Detectives (b007k0pn)
The Last Infirmity

Two ambitious young doctors tackle a yellow fever epidemic in 19th-century Cuba. Starring Colin Stinton and William Hope.


THU 15:45 Sweet Dreams (b007jsw1)
Episode 6

Horrified by the betrayal of his best friend, Howard decides to take action. Celestial satire read by Martin Jarvis.


THU 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b010v7lc)
Today Mel Giedroyc gets theatrical with Kenneth Branagh, and discovers how acting cured one student's shyness. Plus chapter four of Theresa Breslin's Dream Master Nightmare.


THU 17:00 The Brothers (b007k4nx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 17:30 Cabin Pressure (b00lyvz7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


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

1. ScreeWees are for Real?

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

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

Dramatised in three parts by Bob Hescott.

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

Producer: Brian Lighthill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1996.


THU 18:30 James Follett - The Destruction Factor (b007k4ny)
The Wings of Azreal

Can a corporation's new plant strain mutation bring relief to famine stricken countries?

James Follett’s sci-fi thriller starring TP McKenna.

Max Flinders ...... TP McKenna
Denise Exon ...... Rosalind Adams
Howard Rogers ...... Paul Copley
Nurse ...... Joan Matheson
Anne ...... Christine Absalom
Blowers ...... Michael Shannon

Producer: David Spencer

First broadcast as 2 x 90 minute plays on BBC Radio 4 in March 1978.


THU 19:00 The Men from the Ministry (b010v747)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 The Al Read Show (b0090v01)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 The Toff (b007jrfz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 Mark McShane - Seance on a Wet Afternoon (b00r89n7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 20:45 Frank W Abagnale (b00td4zq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:45 today]


THU 21:00 Jane Austen (b007jrff)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


THU 22:00 The Simon Day Show (b010mv50)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 today]


THU 22:30 The Museum of Everything (b007k0zt)
Series 1

School Parties Welcome

The Museum enjoys a visit from some schoolchildren as they learn the origin of scampi in the new Undersea Adventure display.

Written and performed by Marcus Brigstocke, Danny Robins and Dan Tetsell.

With Lucy Montgomery.

Music by Dominic Haslam and Ben Walker.

Producer: Alex Walsh-Taylor

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2004.


THU 23:00 I Think I've Got a Problem (b007wp39)
Series 1

Episode 1

Tom Caine awakes one morning to discover he can't stop singing at inappropriate moments. As a result, he loses his job and his girlfriend Sadie.

Who are the strange bunch of musicians following him around? Why can't anyone else see them? Will Tom reach the high notes?

Andrew McGibbon and Nick Romero's everyday story about a man who can't stop himself from breaking into song.

Suggs ..... Tom Caine
Bob Monkhouse ..... Dr Boone
Mika Simmons ..... Sadie
Phil Cornwell ..... Bouche
Michael Roberts ..... Clammy Clemence
Andrew McGibbon ..... Jake
Nick Romero ..... Monty DeVere
Emma Clarke ..... Miss Lie

Songs: Andrew McGibbon. Nick Romero and Suggs

Director: Chris Neill

Producers: Torquil MacLeod. Julian Mayers and Andrew McGibbon.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2001.


THU 23:30 Ectoplasm (b007wwd6)
The Adventure of the Stupid Ignorant Americans

Lord Zimbabwe faces his greatest challenge yet - a voyage to the moon to rescue an American who has been subject to a cruel alien snatch.

This could only mean one thing.......

Dan Freedman and Nick Romero’s comedy about the swashbuckling exploits of Lord Zimbabwe, occultist and adventurer.

Lord Zimbabwe ...... Nick Romero
Dr Lilac ...... Dan Freedman
Cletus ...... Owen Oakeshott
Marylou Coyotecock ...... Sophie Aldred
Vicar ...... Colin Guthrie
Theremin ...... Peter Donaldson

Other parts played by the cast.

Producer: Helen Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2000.



FRIDAY 06 MAY 2011

FRI 00:00 Terry Pratchett (b007jlxd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 James Follett - The Destruction Factor (b007k4ny)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 No Commitments (b007jp3z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 Just a Minute (b00l5zqc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 Ambridge Extra (b010v76h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:15 Loose Ends (b010r7cd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:15 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 Jane Austen (b007jrff)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 The Brothers (b007k4nx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:30 Cabin Pressure (b00lyvz7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 The Medical Detectives (b007k0pn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:45 Sweet Dreams (b007jsw1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:45 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 The Toff (b007jrjk)
The Toff and the Runaway Bride

5. Motive for Murder

With fresh clues discovered over Barbara's history - the Toff is Paris-bound, when police stop his car...

Terence Alexander stars as the Toff - upper-class amateur sleuth, the Honourable Richard Rollison.

John Creasey's thriller dramatised by Roy Lomax.

The Toff ...... Terence Alexander
Jolly ...... Robert Dorning
Inspector Ellerby ...... Roger Gartland
Lady Gloria ...... Peggy Ann Wood
Sergeant ...... David Graham
Police Constable ...... John Bull

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson.

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in June 1975.


FRI 06:30 Mark McShane - Seance on a Wet Afternoon (b00r8fl5)
Episode 2

Craving publicity, clairvoyant Myra Savage and her husband have kidnapped a girl. Anton Lesser reads Mark McShane's thriller.


FRI 06:45 Frank W Abagnale (b00td5s4)
Catch Me If You Can

Episode 2

Renowned conman Frank Abagnale Jr eases into the guise of airline pilot when he moves to New York aged 16. Read by William Hope. From August 2010.


FRI 07:00 Desmond Olivier Dingle's Compleat Life and Works of William Shakespeare (b007k33j)
Episode 5

John Barrowman's expert masterclass reaches a surprising conclusion about the Bard. Stars Patrick Barlow. From October 1995.


FRI 07:30 Snap (b00td5sb)
Series 1

Episode 1

When a couple have history, how can they ever be history?

Molly and Doug are separating but as he's only moving a few streets away, can they make a clean break?

Paul Mendelson’s sitcom stars Rebecca Lacey and Paul Venables.

Molly …. Rebecca Lacey
Doug …. Paul Venables
Kaz …. Soumaya Keynes
Ryan …. Jessie Sullivan
Scarlet …. Rebecca Front
Mrs Lonsdale …. Marlene Sidaway
Ansel …. Richard Firth

Producer: David Ian Neville

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2003.


FRI 08:00 The Navy Lark (b007v15c)
Series 3

Mutiny aboard Troutbridge

The crew of HMS Troutbridge set sail across the sea, but end up with very crossed wires.

Starring Stephen Murray as the Number One, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Ronnie Barker as AS Johnson, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Tenniel Evans as Sir Willoughby Toddhunterbrown Heather Chasen as Lady Toddhunterbrown and Michael Bates as Lt. Bates.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman.

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in November 1960.


FRI 08:30 Steptoe and Son (b007jl5j)
Series 1

The Offer

After a row with his father Albert, Harold decides to leave their rag and bone business and take up another offer of employment.

Starring Wilfrid Brambell as Albert and Harry H Corbett as Harold.

Following the conclusion of their hugely successful association with Tony Hancock, Ray Galton and Alan Simpson wrote 10 pilots for BBC TV's Comedy Playhouse in 1962.

The Offer was set in a house with a yard full of junk, featuring the lives of rag and bone men Albert Steptoe and his son Harold and it was the spark for a run of 8 series for TV.

Adapted for BBC radio from Galton and Simpson's TV script by Gale Pedrick.

Produced by Bobby Jaye

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in July 1966.


FRI 09:00 Boogie Up the River (b007jz40)
Lechlade, Twinned with Zanzibar

Mark is celebrating, but with dog hair in the champers. Can a living legend save the day? Stars Timothy Spall. From January 1993.


FRI 09:30 Genius (b008gh65)
Series 1

Paul Daniels

From the 99p coin to steel drum urinals.

Dave Gorman asks magician Paul Daniels to select the public's best loopy idea.

The first of three radio comedy series where award-winning comedian Dave Gorman and a celebrity guest chew over the ridiculous, unworkable but sometimes genius inventions, schemes and policies of the public.

Producer: Simon Nicholls

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2005.


FRI 10:00 What's So Funny? (b010vycc)
Series 1

Episode 5

Rufus Hound and guests with news, reviews and previews of what's happening in comedy this week.


FRI 10:30 Ambridge Extra Omnibus (b010vycf)
Series 1, Episodes 9-10

Alice has a guilty conscience and Fallon thinks romance is in the air.


FRI 11:00 Jill Paton Walsh - A Piece of Justice (b010vyt7)
When Fran gets the chance to take over the biography of the great mathematician Gideon Summerfield, she rapidly discovers there's a mystery over a few days he went missing in August 1978.

Her friend Imogen is the first to realise she may be in danger...

Dramatised by Neville Teller from the novel by Jill Paton Walsh.

Imogen Quy ..... Barbara Flynn
Janet Somerfield ..... Rosemary Leach
Francis Bullion ..... Tracy Wiles
Josh ..... Robert Harper
Dr Mistral ..... James Greene
Lady Buckmote ..... Marlene Sidaway
Sir William Buckmote ..... Geoffrey Whitehead
Professor Maverack ..... Colin Starkey
Meredith Bagadeuce ..... Peter Howell(
Pamela Zephyr ..... Di Botcher
David Swann ..... Iwan Thomas

Director: Janet Whitaker

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1998.


FRI 12:00 The Navy Lark (b007v15c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 The News Quiz (b010mwm1)
Series 74

Episode 3

A satirical review of the week's news, chaired by Sandi Toksvig.


FRI 13:00 The Toff (b007jrjk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 Mark McShane - Seance on a Wet Afternoon (b00r8fl5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 13:45 Frank W Abagnale (b00td5s4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:45 today]


FRI 14:00 Daughters of Britannia (b007jpqr)
Living Without Children

Tragic tales of separation and loss, as Katie Hickman introduces more letters charting the lives of diplomatic families.


FRI 14:15 Daphne Du Maurier (b00bdn13)
The Supreme Artist

The matinee is over, but who is the visitor waiting at the stage door? Michael Drew reads Daphne du Maurier's short story.


FRI 14:30 David Park - The Truth Commissioner (b010vyt9)
Episode 5

The man who recruited Connor Walshe as an informer has to appear before the new Irish Commission. Read by Gerard Murphy.


FRI 14:45 Paul Collins - Banvard's Folly (b010vzpg)
Solresol and the Prophet of Sound

Whatever happened to Jean Francois Sudre's universal language? The stories of forgotten people read by Andrew Sachs.


FRI 15:00 The Medical Detectives (b007k0qq)
The Epping Jaundice

A strange epidemic sweeps through the inhabitants of a quiet Essex suburb. Starring Bernard Hepton and Roger Allam.


FRI 15:45 Sweet Dreams (b007jsw8)
Episode 7

As Howard gets to know God, he does well for himself and gets a promotion. Celestial satire concluded by Martin Jarvis.


FRI 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b010vzpj)
Join Mel Giedroyc as she finds out about luxury bus stops, and the Scottish island with a Viking past. Plus, stand-up Russell Howard, and Andi Osho's comedy Sneaky Peeks.


FRI 17:00 Desmond Olivier Dingle's Compleat Life and Works of William Shakespeare (b007k33j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 17:30 Snap (b00td5sb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


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

2. I’ll See You in My Hallucinations

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

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

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

Dramatised by Bob Hescott.

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

Producer: Brian Lighthill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1996.


FRI 18:30 James Follett - The Destruction Factor (b007jpbg)
Birdstrike

After sparking a plane crash, the deadly Exon plant strain's advancement continues.

James Follett’s sci-fi thriller starring TP McKenna.

Max Flinders ...... TP McKenna
Denise Exon ...... Rosalind Adams
Howard Rogers ...... Paul Copley
Blowers ...... Michael Shannon
Prime Minister ...... Noel Johnson
Shand ...... Gregory de Polnay
Wayne ...... Roy Spencer
Dymond ...... Rod Beacham

Producer: David Spencer

First broadcast as 2 x 90 minute plays on BBC Radio 4 in March 1978.


FRI 19:00 The Navy Lark (b007v15c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 Steptoe and Son (b007jl5j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 The Toff (b007jrjk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 Mark McShane - Seance on a Wet Afternoon (b00r8fl5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 20:45 Frank W Abagnale (b00td5s4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:45 today]


FRI 21:00 Jill Paton Walsh - A Piece of Justice (b010vyt7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 22:00 The News Quiz Extra (b0117js7)
A new programme for Radio 4 Extra, featuring jokes that you won't have heard in this week's News Quiz, some clips from the archives and exclusive behind-the-scenes material.


FRI 22:45 Elastic Planet (b007k399)
The Objects

Revealing the links between the art of siren writing, the discovery of pants, the Church of England motorcycle display team and the flamenco guitar.

Oliver Postgate narrates a stream of bizarre coincidences in Ben Moor’s cosmic comedy of connections.

With Rebecca Front, Dan Strauss, Kerry Shale, Geoff McGivern, Ben Moor, Raymond Baxter and Caron Keating.

Producer: Jon Naismith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1995


FRI 23:00 What's So Funny? (b010vycc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 23:30 Lenin of the Rovers (b007jvcl)
Series 2

Ghosts and Ghoolies

Ricky Lenin decides to write a column in a tabloid newspaper, but ends up learning a few painful lessons about life, love, truth, and Gloria Hunniford.

More adventures of communist football club, Felchester Rovers starring Alexei Sayle.

Ricky Lenin ...... Alexei Sayle
Jeff Frankly ...... John Sessions
Frank Lee Brian ...... Kenneth Wolstenholme
Colonel Brace Cartwright ...... Donald Hewlett
Stevie Stalin ...... Andrew McLean
Terry Trotsky ...... Phil Cornwell
Curvy Corinne ...... Jacqueline Ashman
Announcer ...... John Witty

Written by Marcus Berkmann.

Producer: Harry Thompson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1989.




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

Acropolis Now 23:00 WED (b007n1x9)

Act Your Age 12:30 WED (b010mrzk)

Act Your Age 22:00 WED (b010mrzk)

Alan Garner - Elidor 09:00 SUN (b010tbk9)

Alan Garner - Elidor 16:00 SUN (b010tbk9)

Alan Garner - Elidor 05:00 MON (b010tbk9)

Ambridge Extra Omnibus 02:30 SAT (b010nwwf)

Ambridge Extra Omnibus 11:15 SUN (b010nwwf)

Ambridge Extra Omnibus 19:15 SUN (b010nwwf)

Ambridge Extra Omnibus 02:15 MON (b010nwwf)

Ambridge Extra Omnibus 10:30 FRI (b010vycf)

Ambridge Extra 10:00 TUE (b010v2fg)

Ambridge Extra 14:15 TUE (b010v2fg)

Ambridge Extra 02:00 WED (b010v2fg)

Ambridge Extra 10:00 THU (b010v76h)

Ambridge Extra 14:15 THU (b010v76h)

Ambridge Extra 02:00 FRI (b010v76h)

Arthur C Clarke Stories 18:45 SUN (b010tbkp)

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Baldi 13:15 SAT (b007jljw)

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Ballylenon 07:00 MON (b00ft0t2)

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Chain Reaction 15:00 SUN (b00mj5rt)

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Dad's Army 14:30 SAT (b007jlfs)

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Daphne Du Maurier 14:15 FRI (b00bdn13)

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David Park - The Truth Commissioner 14:30 MON (b010txv8)

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Deep Trouble 23:30 WED (b00sjp2s)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:00 SUN (b010tbkf)

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Desmond Olivier Dingle's Compleat Life and Works of William Shakespeare 04:00 SAT (b007k2xh)

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Ectoplasm 23:30 THU (b007wwd6)

Ed Reardon's Week 23:00 TUE (b007wvmx)

Elastic Planet 22:45 FRI (b007k399)

Elvenquest 23:30 SUN (b00k9d80)

Fabulous 22:45 SAT (b00hy947)

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Garrison Keillor's Radio Show 08:00 SAT (b010t4pd)

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JG Ballard - The Drowned World 18:30 SAT (b00hwyq3)

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James Follett - The Destruction Factor 18:30 TUE (b007k4lg)

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Karen Blixen - Out of Africa 12:00 SAT (b010t4ph)

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Ken Dodd's Palace of Laughter 08:30 WED (b007jm84)

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Lenin of the Rovers 23:30 FRI (b007jvcl)

Life, Death and Sex with Mike and Sue 14:30 SUN (b007jq2b)

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Love Stories 07:15 SUN (b010nxrt)

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Martin Sorrell - Accrington Stanley 11:45 SUN (b010tbkm)

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Morpurgo's Islands of Inspiration 05:30 SUN (b010t80d)

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Mr Finchley Takes the Road 07:00 WED (b007k1q4)

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Naked Radio 22:30 WED (b00mgxcr)

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One Foot in the Grave 15:30 SUN (b007jn64)

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RD Wingfield 23:00 SAT (b00sw79x)

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Ruth Rendell Stories 23:15 SAT (b00b5ppw)

Safety Catch 09:30 MON (b00fgq18)

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Sarah Millican's Support Group 10:00 MON (b010twf6)

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Saturday Stand-Up 22:00 SAT (b010t7jh)

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Steptoe and Son 08:30 FRI (b007jl5j)

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The Al Read Show 08:30 THU (b0090v01)

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The Ape That Got Lucky 23:00 SUN (b008039f)

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The Burkiss Way 08:30 TUE (b00jr7fr)

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The Devil in Amber by Mark Gatiss 18:00 SAT (b00vfjsh)

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The Goon Show 14:00 SAT (b007jl9j)

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The Leopard in Autumn 09:30 TUE (b00c683t)

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The Man Born to Be King 05:00 SAT (b008h619)

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The Masterson Inheritance 22:30 SUN (b007jspx)

The Medical Detectives 15:00 WED (b007k0nf)

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The Men from the Ministry 08:00 THU (b010v747)

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The Museum of Everything 22:30 THU (b007k0zt)

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The News Quiz Extra 22:00 FRI (b0117js7)

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The Nimmo Twins in... 23:30 TUE (b00jh6jp)

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The Penny Dreadfuls 04:30 SAT (b00gpbcq)

The Remains of Foley and McColl 22:30 TUE (b007jrrn)

The Secret Life of Rosewood Avenue 09:00 TUE (b007jx6f)

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The Silver Sword - Ian Serraillier 09:30 SUN (b010tbkc)

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The Simon Day Show 12:30 THU (b010mv50)

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The Sorcerer's Apprentice 18:00 SUN (b008j0gn)

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The Sunday Format 07:30 TUE (b010v0rn)

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The Toff 06:00 MON (b007jr60)

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The Unbelievable Truth 12:30 MON (b010m2k7)

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The Very World of Milton Jones 07:30 WED (b007qtpy)

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The World As We Know It 07:00 TUE (b00fd7zl)

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Wallander - Faceless Killers 23:30 SAT (b00hy945)

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Weak at the Top 23:30 MON (b00rmygl)

What's So Funny? 02:00 SAT (b010nwwc)

What's So Funny? 07:30 SAT (b010nwwc)

What's So Funny? 17:30 SAT (b010nwwc)

What's So Funny? 10:00 FRI (b010vycc)

What's So Funny? 23:00 FRI (b010vycc)

Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? 08:00 TUE (b007nf1x)

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