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SATURDAY 28 JANUARY 2012

SAT 00:00 The Price of Fear (b007jmn9)
Goody Two Shoes

Horror legend Vincent Price's sobering tale of Anne and David and their unwelcome lodger.

Married for five years, David and Anne Fordyce escape the London rat race by buying a deserted cottage in Devon. But their idyllic life is shattered by the intrusion of a previous tenant - from another century...

David Fordyce ...... Michael Jayston
Anne Fordyce ...... Sandra Clark
Mrs Perkins ...... Daphne Heard
Victoria ...... Frances Jeater
Charles ...... Nigel Graham

Written by William Ingram.

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1983.


SAT 00:30 The Lunar Effect (b007k1dn)
She Often Walked at Night

Under a full moon somewhere in Europe - three friends meet in a strange, exotic bar. Lucy Cohu reads Lilian Pizzichini's tale.

Three friends, adrift in a mysterious European city, congregate one night at cocktail hour in a strange, exotic bar and, as they partake of an absinthe-like drink, pathological, long-buried natural tendencies surface under the influence of the full moon.


SAT 00:45 MR James (b00pf12h)
MR James Stories

Lost Hearts

Stephen Elliot - orphaned at the tender age of 12 - moves to his wealthy uncle's in Lincolnshire, only to find himself troubled by dreams of two ghostly figures...

Derek Jacobi - as the voice of MR James - introduces classic ghost stories.

Dramatised by Chris Harrald.

Stars Sophie Roberts as Jane, James D'Arcy as Stephen Elliot, Katy Cavanagh as Mrs Bunch, Jordan Clarke as Young Stephen and Peter Marinker.

Producer: Gemma Jenkins

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2007.


SAT 01:00 Dick Francis (b007qg3v)
Bolt

5. Nemesis for Two

Champion jockey Kit Fielding gets wind that Henri de Brescou plans to kill more horses. Kit is determined to put a stop to this needless slaughter.

Conclusion of Dick Francis's racing thriller.

Kit Fielding ...... Eric Allan
Princess Casilia ...... Sian Phillips
Danielle ...... Elizabeth MacGovern
Roland ...... Simon Carter
Wykeham ...... William Eedle
Prince Litsi ...... Sam Dastor
Henri ...... John Bull
Greening ...... Jack May
Thomas ...... Steve Hodson
Beatrice Bunt ...... Margaret Robertson
Allardeck ...... Bill Wallis

Dramatised by John Ashe.

Directed by Shaun MacLoughlin at BBC Pebble Mill.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1994.


SAT 01:30 Katherine Thurston - The Masquerader (b00dps76)
Episode 5

After exchanging identities, MP John Chilcote and John Loder's masquerade is in danger of discovery. Read by Nicholas Boulton.


SAT 02:00 Fat Chance (b019m4rs)
Celebrity Square

Graham becomes Tina Tattersall's escort for the night in a bid to make her errant husband jealous - and the rest of the slimming club have some surprising news.

Jenny McDade's high-fat bittersweet comedy for those believing there's a thin person inside them begging to get out.

Graham Pitscottie ..... Gareth Corke
Wendy Bottomley ..... Janine Duvitski
Clive Bottomley ..... Michael Troughton
Soo Pitscottie ..... Anne Reid
Tina Tattersall ..... Julia Deakin
Kelly Chambers ..... Tilly Gaunt
Lee Dubs ..... Harry Myers
Mrs Enright ..... Frances Jeater

Producer: Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1999.


SAT 02:30 We've Been Here Before (b00fz84k)
Series 2

Episode 3

Clive Anderson hosts the panel show that pokes fun at events of the past.

The topical historical satirical panel show setting out to prove that there's nothing new under, or in, The Sun.

Mark Steel and David Quantick battle it out against John O'Farrell and Chris Addison.

Producer: Ed Morrish

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2004.


SAT 03:00 Charles Dickens - Barnaby Rudge (b007jnd9)
The Gordon Riots

The burning of Newgate Prison, riots, looting and the shadow of murder put Barnaby's life in danger. Adaptation of Charles Dickens's novel stars Richard Derrington.


SAT 04:00 Lucy Wood - Diving Belles (b019m52y)
Notes From the House Spirits

A chronicle of the happenings and lives of the neglectful inhabitants of a Cornish house. Read by Amanda Lawrence.


SAT 04:15 The Recall Man (b00kkdkk)
Stepping Out

Dr Joe Aston feels threatened when a rival psychologist is hired to investigate baffling attacks on women. Stars Jeremy Swift.


SAT 05:00 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.


SAT 05:30 Smelling of Roses (b007k0d2)
Series 1

Survival of the Fittest

Rosie’s company hosts a management team building course. It all goes well until the murder mystery dinner, but it isn't Rosie who makes a killing.

Prunella Scales in Simon Brett's sitcom.

The trials and tribulations of Rosie Burns and her event management company, based in Brighton.

Rosie ...... Prunella Scales
Kate ...... Arabella Weir
Jo ...... Rebecca Callard
Bob ...... Duncan Preston
Tess ...... Annette Badland
Barry ...... Lee Simpson
Alex ...... Chris Pavlo
Dick ...... David Holt

Producer: Maria Esposito

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2000.


SAT 06:00 Arthur Wing Pinero - Dandy Dick (b007jt15)
A dean, who is a paragon of dignity and decorum, is driven by an indiscreet act into a most undignified dilemma. A horse and racing folk are also involved.

Alec McCowen and Patricia Routledge star in Arthur Wing Pinero's farce.

The Dean ...... Alec McCowen
Georgiana Tidman ...... Patricia Routledge
Sir Tristram Mardon ...... Nigel Stock
Salome ...... Susan Kyd
Sheba ...... Melinda Walker
Blore ...... John Church
Mr Darbey ...... Richard Clifford
Major Tarver ...... John Rye
Hatcham ...... Shaun Prendergast
Hannah Topping ...... Anne Jameson
Noah Topping ...... Garard Green

Producer John Tydeman.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1986


SAT 07:30 Armitage and Moore's Guide to Song (b00y1t61)
Episode 3

What songs mean and their significance, plus use of techniques. With analysis from Simon Armitage, Allan Moore and Tom McRae.


SAT 08:00 Garrison Keillor's Radio Show (b01b1rvx)
Series 7

Episode 15

From Minnesota, the American funny man welcomes mandolinist and violinist Richard Kriehn, and singer Heather Masse. From 2011.


SAT 09:00 Comedy Greats (b007jthv)
The 1960s

Episode 1

Decade by decade, Barry Cryer showcases some of the funniest and finest shows ever broadcast by the BBC.

Six favourite shows plucked from the swinging 1960s schedules of the BBC Light Programme and BBC Home Service:

* Beyond Our Ken
Series 3 (7/14)
Kenneth Horne's busy week - and check out the latest film releases in 'Picture Go Round'. With Kenneth Horne, Kenneth Williams, Hugh Paddick, Betty Marsden and Bill Pertwee. From May 1960.

* It's A Fair Cop
From 19/06/61
Eric Sykes plays a hapless copper on a bank stake-out. With Hattie Jacques, Deryck Guyler and Dick Emery. From June 1961.

* The Navy Lark
Series 9 (16/20) Cuthbert Joins the Navy
Mrs Povey insists that her snooty nephew samples a career on the ocean wave aboard HMS Troutbridge. Stars Stephen Murray, Jon Pertwee, Leslie Phillips, Ronnie Barker, Michael Bates, Richard Caldicot, Heather Chasen and Tenniel Evans. From October 1967.

* Benny Hill Time
From 29/03/64
Fred Scuttle in a James Bond spoof. Topical sketches and more with Peter Vernon, Jan Waters and Anthony Sharp. From March 1964

* The Clitheroe Kid
Series 12 (11/20) Stop the Wedding, I Want to Get Off
The cheeky youngster is due to be a page boy at his Auntie's wedding, but he's not too keen on his satin outfit - so soon sparks more mayhem. Stars Jimmy Clitheroe, Peter Sinclair, Patricia Burke, Danny Ross, Diana Day, Fred Gaunt and Brian Trueman. From December 1968.

* I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again
Series 6 (4/13)
Schools debate, Merseyside mariachi and trouble at t'mill. Songs and sketches with John Cleese, Bill Oddie, Graeme Garden, Tim Brooke-Taylor, David Hatch and Jo Kendall. From May 1968.

Produced and scripted by Peter Reed

Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in May 2003.


SAT 12:00 Somerset Maugham - The Painted Veil Omnibus (b01b1rww)
Dramatisation of Somerset Maugham's haunting and compelling story of woman's spiritual awakening. Starring Sarah Smart and Nicholas Farrell.


SAT 13:15 McLevy (b00cfwp9)
Series 2

Wild Justice

Stretching out a bony hand towards him, a ghost from the past returns to haunt the Victorian detective. Starring Brian Cox.


SAT 14:00 The TV Lark (b019m4j5)
The Prestige Show

With only one commercial to play, struggling new channel Troutbridge TV stages a flagship show to boost its viewing figures.

After four series of 'The Navy Lark', the BBC decided the comedy crew needed a new setting, so where better than brand new independent station, Troutbridge TV?

However, after just ten episodes, this proved to be only a temporary change of course for the crew of HMS Troutbridge - as the crew were soon back aboard 'The Navy Lark'.

CAST:

The Producer …. Stephen Murray
The Floor Manager …. Jon Pertwee
The Director …. Leslie Phillips
Henry Povey …. Richard Caldicote
'Fatso' Johnson/Bernard Yeast …. Ronnie Barker
‘Taffy’ Goldstein …. Teniel Evans
Gervais Batsford-Shaw/ Sir Jimson Whitaker-Smythe …. Michael Bates
Vera/Janet …. Janet Brown
TTV Continuity Announcer …. Robin Boyle

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in February 1963.


SAT 14:30 Round the Horne (b007jpq0)
Series 4

Episode 14

Englishman 'Beau' joins the Foreign Legion to forget... and Time & Motion efficiency experts, Julian and Sandy look for efficiencies at the BBC.

Stars Kenneth Horne, Kenneth Williams, Hugh Paddick and Betty Marsden.

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. Marty departed after series 3.

Scripted by Barry Took, Brian Cooke and Johnnie Mortimer.

Music by the Max Harris Group.

Producer: John Simmonds

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 2 in May 1968.


SAT 15:00 Garrison Keillor's Radio Show (b01b1rvx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SAT 16:00 Arthur Wing Pinero - Dandy Dick (b007jt15)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 What's So Funny? (b019m4b5)
Series 2

Episode 17

Ed Byrne is joined by guests Isy Suttie and Ian Stone, while Lucy Porter speaks to Henning Wehn in her kitchen.


SAT 18:00 Blake's 7: The Early Years (b00sm2bx)
The Dust Run

Jenna has a thing for Max, but goes up against him in a dangerous race for the highest of stakes. Stars Benedict Cumberbatch.


SAT 18:30 Philip K Dick - We Can Remember It for You Wholesale (b007mfgq)
Episode 2

Does a childhood fantasy hold the key to the human race's survival? Philip K Dick's classic tale concluded by William Hootkins.


SAT 19:00 Comedy Greats (b007jthv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 Eddie Izzard - Definite Article (b00gky8n)
Episode 2

Pavlov, the Big Bang and Latin. More from the inimitable comedian's performance at London's Shaftesbury Theatre. From 1995.


SAT 23:00 Adam Dalgliesh - Cover Her Face (b008yv5r)
4. The Gathering

Inspector Adam Dalgliesh summons the entire household to hear his conclusions about the killer of Sally Jupp.

Robin Ellis stars as Dalgliesh with Sian Phillips and Hugh Grant.

The climax of PD James's debut crime novel about her gentleman detective.

Inspector Adam Dalgliesh …. Robin Ellis
Mrs Maxie …. Sian Phillips
Felix Hearne …. Hugh Grant
Deborah Riscoe …. Beatie Edney
Stephen Maxie …. David Thorpe
Catherine Bowers …. Oona Beeson
Mrs Proctor …. Jillie Meers
Victor Proctor …. John Baddeley
Sgt Martin …. Steve Hodson
James Ritchie …. James Telfer
Johnny Wilcox …. Susan Sheridan
Martha …. Jill Graham
Sally Jupp …. Melanie Hudson

Dramatised by Neville Teller.

Producer: Matthew Walters

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1993.


SAT 23:30 Johan Theorin - The Darkest Room (b01b1s05)
Episode 4

Detective Davidsson takes another step forward in her investigation into Katrine's mysterious death.

Johan Theorin's supernatural thriller is read in 5-parts by Nigel Cooke.

Winner of the Crime Writer's Association International Dagger 2010.

Producer: Clive Brill

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by Brill Productions and first broadcast in 2012.



SUNDAY 29 JANUARY 2012

SUN 00:00 Blake's 7: The Early Years (b00sm2bx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 00:30 Philip K Dick - We Can Remember It for You Wholesale (b007mfgq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 Garrison Keillor's Radio Show (b01b1rvx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:00 Somerset Maugham - The Painted Veil Omnibus (b01b1rww)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 on Saturday]


SUN 03:15 McLevy (b00cfwp9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:15 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 Arthur Wing Pinero - Dandy Dick (b007jt15)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 What's So Funny? (b019m4b5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 Charles Dickens (b007wv8s)
The Old Curiosity Shop (Omnibus)

Episode 4

Mrs Nubbins and the mysterious gentleman try to find Nell and her grandfather.

Starring Alex Jennings as the Narrator, Lindsey Coulson as Mrs Nubbins, Clive Swift as the Single Gent, Phil Daniels as Quilp, Julia McKenzie as Mrs Jarley and Ian Masters as Batchelor.

Charles Dickens's fourth novel was published in 1841.

Dramatised in 25 episodes by Mike Walker.

Music by Melanie Pappenheim and Anne Wood.

Director: Jeremy Mortimer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2002.


SUN 07:15 Strange Weather Days (b00fstjj)
Series 2

Heavy Hail

The people of Bournemouth remember one strange day in 1983, when hailstones the size of golf balls fell. With meteorologist Helen Young.


SUN 07:30 Another Case of Milton Jones (b00r7n2p)
Series 4

Brilliant Mathematician

Milton Jones bestrides the globe as an expert in his field, with no ability whatsoever.

Milton is a mathematical whiz-kid who gets tied up in knots and rings trying to solve the equation of the mysteriously disappearing geniuses.

With Tom Goodman-Hill, Lucy Montgomery, Ben Willbond.

A Pozzitive production for BBC Radio 4.


SUN 08:00 Take It From Here (b01b1s9l)
From 26/03/1958

The 10th anniversary Show, with a 'Pygmalion' spoof and The Operatic Weather Forecast.

Starring Professor Jimmy Edwards, Dick Bentley and June Whitfield.

Music from Wallace Eaton and the Keynotes and the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinowitz.

Scripted by Frank Muir and Denis Norden.

Producer: Charles Maxwell

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in March 1958.


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

A power cut causes chaos in the village. Gossip galore at sisters Gert and Daisy's general store in Russett Green.

Stars Elsie and Doris Waters as Gert and Daisy.

With Joan Sims, Ron Moody, Ronnie Barker and Hugh Paddick.

Originally popular regulars in 'Worker's Playtime' on the BBC Home Service during wartime, Gert and Daisy won own series, Floggit's, when the duo inherited a village general store with a ragbag of local characters to deal with. It ran for 2 series between 1956 and 1957.

Scripted by Terry Nation, John Junkin and Dave Freeman.

Producer: Bill Gates

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in November 1956.


SUN 09:00 Alan Garner - Elidor (b010m612)
Episode 3

Malebron continues to seek Findhorn in Elidor. Meanwhile, The Evil are closing in on the Treasures as they intensify their effort to break through worlds.

Roland senses that he and his family are in danger, but his strong imagination threatens to tip the balance.

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 and Fiona Clarke as Mrs Watson.

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 Rudyard Kipling - The Jungle Book (b00d05bj)
The Spring Running

Mowgli leads the attack, but realises he must soon make a decision. Stars Nisha K Nayar, Eartha Kitt and Freddie Jones.


SUN 10:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b01b1sbm)
Angela Gheorghiu

Kirsty Young explores the choices of the soprano in the last of a series featuring divas.


SUN 10:50 Front Row Interviews (b01b1scb)
Des O'Connor

The entertainer reflects on his West End debut and dealing with jokes about his singing, in conversation with Mark Lawson.


SUN 11:00 That Reminds Me (b01b1z6v)
Series 4

John Mortimer

The Rumpole of the Bailey creator shares favourite tales of his life as a barrister and writer. From November 2002.


SUN 11:30 The Palace of Laughter (b007k2zj)
Series 2

Bradford Alhambra

Geoffrey Wheeler visits the Bradford Alhambra, built by the impresario Francis Laidler to be the finest purveyor of family entertainment in the North of England.

The Alhambra came to be associated with pantomime, and generations of Bradford schoolgirls dreamed of joining the Sunbeam Troupe of pantomime dancers. Two Sunbeam Girls, who first danced on the Alhambra's stage in 1929, recall their adventures.

With Bill Pertwee.

Series visiting variety theatres around the United Kingdom.

Producer: Libby Cross

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2003.


SUN 12:00 Charles Dickens (b007wv8s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SUN 13:15 Strange Weather Days (b00fstjj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today]


SUN 13:30 Saturday Drama (b00d61qr)
Agatha Christie - Endless Night

Lonely drifter Mike Rogers finally settles down when he meets young heiress Ellie Guteman. They build the house of their dreams in a beautiful and remote area, ignoring rumours of a curse.

With their arrival, however, the curse seems to come to life, and they find themselves in grave danger...

Joy Wilkinson's adaptation of Agatha Christie's 1967 psychological thriller.

Starring Jonathan Forbes as Mike, Lizzy Watts as Ellie, Sarah Stewart as Greta, Victoria Lennox as Mrs Lee, Chris Pavlo as Mr Constantine, John Rowe as Philpott, Joseph Tremain as Young Mike, Dan Starkey as Santonix and Thomas Brown-Lowe as Oscar.

Original music by Nicolai Abrahamsen.

Director: Sam Hoyle

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2008.


SUN 14:30 Nick Warburton - The Toad Squad (b0076k00)
Redundant Reg is lacking meaning in his life. Could amphibians provide the answer? With Philip Jackson and Amanda Root.


SUN 15:00 Take It From Here (b01b1s9l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 15:30 Floggit's (b00ct1wp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 16:00 Alan Garner - Elidor (b010m612)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SUN 16:30 Rudyard Kipling - The Jungle Book (b00d05bj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


SUN 17:00 A History of the World in 100 Objects Omnibus (b00t7kyv)
The Silk Road and Beyond (AD 400 - 800)

Neil MacGregor, the director of the British Museum in London, continues his global history as told through objects from the Museum's collection.
In this episode he is exploring the world along and beyond the Silk Road in the 7th century AD at a time when the teachings of the prophet Muhammad were transforming the Middle East. He begins by discovering how the Syrian capital Damascus was rapidly becoming the centre of a new Islamic empire. His journey then takes him onwards to Korea, Peru and Sutton Hoo in Great Britain.

Producers: Paul Kobrak and Anthony Denselow.


SUN 18:00 Fear on 4 (b007jn6w)
Series 2

Dreaming of Thee

Lorna is obsessed with a certain dream, a dream which becomes a nightmare and threatens to become reality.

The Man in Black sets the scene...

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

Written by Gwen Cherrell

The Man In Black …. Edward de Souza
Lorna …. Karen Archer
Cass …. Moir Leslie
Cadenyer …. Dominic Rickhards
Eddie …. David Goudge
Joanne …. Joan Walker
Coroner/Announcer …. Michael Deacon

Director: Gerry Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1989.


SUN 18:30 The Scarifyers (b01b1y01)
The Magic Circle

Episode 1

Uncanny investigators MI-13 are back on the case. David Warner joins the regular cast for a brand new Scarifyers adventure, The Magic Circle.

Professor Dunning (Terry Molloy) is finding the business of single-handedly saving Great Britain from the forces of darkness rather taxing.

And Lionheart? Lionheart is missing.

When the only clue to his disappearance seems to lie in a twenty-year-old murder investigation, Dunning turns to the one man who might have the answers: Lionheart's erstwhile colleague Harry 'Thumper' Crow (David Warner).

Harry doesn't hold with supernaturalism, but over the next few days he's going to see some very strange things indeed: a string of murdered magicians, a dead music-hall star come back to life, and a pensioner from the depths of hell.

Can Crow and Dunning find Lionheart? A terrible truth awaits, as they unearth the long-buried secrets of The Magic Circle.

This is the sixth story in supernatural comedy series 'The Scarifyers.' The series follows the exploits of 1930s ghost-story writer Professor Dunning (Terry Molloy) and Detective Inspector Lionheart (Nicholas Courtney), who together investigate weird mysteries under the auspices of top-secret government department MI-13.

In 2011, Nicholas Courtney passed away. 'The Magic Circle' introduces a new lead character, played by David Warner, and serves as a farewell to both Lionheart and to the actor who played him.

PRODUCER
Name: Simon Barnard
Tel: 07771657529
Email: simon@cosmichobo.com
Indie Company Name: Cosmic Hobo Productions.


SUN 19:00 That Reminds Me (b01b1z6v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 19:30 The Palace of Laughter (b007k2zj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:30 today]


SUN 20:00 Take It From Here (b01b1s9l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 20:30 Floggit's (b00ct1wp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b01b1sbm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


SUN 21:50 Front Row Interviews (b01b1scb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:50 today]


SUN 22:00 Another Case of Milton Jones (b00r7n2p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 22:30 Pleased to Meet You (b007k3c3)
Series 1

Episode 4

90-something good-time girl Dora Dale spills the beans spills the beans on a famous singer, the man who played Kojak and a famous newsreader gets his funk on.

Betraying confidences and breaking unwritten rules galore, the friend of the stars reveals some surprising and salacious secrets.

Written by and starring Martin Kelner and Jake Yapp.

Made for BBC7 and first broadcast in August 2006.


SUN 23:00 As Told To Craig Brown (b00b71ds)
Episode 4

Eating too much and the end of the world.

Craig Brown introduces a mixture of satire, social observation and nonsense.

Narrated by Juliet Stevenson and Steve Wright

With John Humphrys, Ronni Ancona, Jon Culshaw, Lewis MacLeod, Sally Grace, Ewan Bailey and Margaret Cabourn-Smith.

Producer: Victoria Lloyd

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2008.


SUN 23:30 The Problem With Adam Bloom (b01b1z4r)
Series 3

Honesty

The comedian ponders whether telling the truth is always the best option. With Hattie Hayridge. From November 2005.



MONDAY 30 JANUARY 2012

MON 00:00 Fear on 4 (b007jn6w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 00:30 The Scarifyers (b01b1y01)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b01b1sbm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


MON 01:50 Front Row Interviews (b01b1scb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:50 on Sunday]


MON 02:00 That Reminds Me (b01b1z6v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:30 The Palace of Laughter (b007k2zj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:30 on Sunday]


MON 03:00 Take It From Here (b01b1s9l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Sunday]


MON 03:30 Saturday Drama (b00d61qr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:30 on Sunday]


MON 04:30 Nick Warburton - The Toad Squad (b0076k00)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Alan Garner - Elidor (b010m612)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 Rudyard Kipling - The Jungle Book (b00d05bj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 Hercule Poirot (b01b1zss)
Mrs McGinty's Dead

Episode 1

A senior Police Officer is not convinced of the guilt of a young man sentenced to hang for the savage murder of an elderly woman.

So he seeks the help of his old friend and colleague, a certain celebrated but rather bored Belgian detective - Hercule Poirot.

Agatha Christie's whodunit stars John Moffatt.

From the novel published in 1952 and dramatised by Michael Bakewell in five parts.

Hercule Poirot ...... John Moffatt
Superintendent Spence ...... George Baker
Maureen Summerhayes ...... Molly Gaisford
Major Summerhayes ...... Ian Masters
Maud Williams ...... Beth Chalmers
Mrs Burch ...... Connie Walker
Mrs Sweetiman ...... Jillie Meers
Mr Scuttle ...... Geoffrey Beevers
James Bentley ...... Tom George

Director: Enyd Williams.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2006.


MON 06:30 The Lost Stradivarius by J Meade Falkner (m000519j)
1. The Cupboard

As Oxford student John Maltravers plays ancient violin music, a hidden cupboard is revealed in his rooms.

Read by Joanna David.

Written in 1895 by J Meade Falkner, this brilliant novella is by turns enchanting and terrifying.

Set in the 1840s, it follows John Maltravers, a well-to-do student at Oxford whose innocent love of music is destined to lead him under a malevolent influence.

Abridged in four parts by Doreen Estal.

Author J Meade Falkner also wrote the smuggling classic 'Moonfleet'.

Producer: Lawrence Jackson

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in August 2008


MON 07:00 Nikolai Gogol - Three Ivans, Two Aunts and an Overcoat (b00nm9sg)
Ivan Fyodorovich Shponka and His Aunt

Home from military service, Ivan finds his aunt's efforts to marry him off intolerable. With Griff Rhys Jones. From April 2002.


MON 07:30 The Unbelievable Truth (b019rlnl)
Series 8

Episode 5

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. Mark Watson, Henning Wehn, Roisin Conaty and Alex Horne are the panellists obliged to talk with deliberate inaccuracy on subjects as varied as: Competitions, Chickens, Sweets and The Romans.

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 08:00 Round the Horne (b007jpsm)
Series 4

Episode 15

Crofter Kenneth Horne meets Bona Prince Charlie, Rambling Syd Rumpo sings of artefacts - and bona advertising Julian and Sandy-style.

Stars Kenneth Horne, Kenneth Williams, Hugh Paddick and Betty Marsden.

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. Marty departed after Series 3.

Written by Barry Took, Brian Cooke and Johnnie Mortimer.

Music by the Max Harris Group.

Producer: John Simmonds

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 2 in June 1968.


MON 08:30 The Marx Brothers' Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel (b0081s3d)
Series 2

Episode 3

Can crooked lawyer Waldorf T Flywheel free his jailed assistant Ravelli?

Recreation of the Marx Brothers' lost shows charting the adventures of shady lawyer Waldorf T Flywheel and his assistant, Emmanuel Ravelli. Originally broadcast with sponsors on America's NBC radio network in the 1930s. The scripts were rediscovered in 1988.

Groucho Marx as Waldorf T Flywheel ...... Michael Roberts
Chico Marx as Emmanuel Ravellias ...... Frank Lazarus

With Lorelei King, Graham Hoadly and Vincent Marzello.

Written by Nat Perrin and Athur Sheekman. Adapted by Mark Brisenden.

Music arranged and conducted by David Firman.

Producer: Dirk Maggs

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1991.


MON 09:00 Another Case of Milton Jones (b00rbnmk)
Series 4

Travel Mogul

In this episode, Milton's a world-famous Travel Entrepreneur who builds the world's most Extreme Sports Hotel and crosses the Atlantic in a rather unusual way... So if you like bungee ropes, grizzly bears, bright blue aliens and mosquito nets designed to keep the mosquitoes in, then you might just want to catch yourself "Another Case Of Milton Jones"

He's joined in his endeavours by his co-stars Tom Goodman-Hill ("Camelot"), Dan Tetsell ("Mongrels") and Lucy Montgomery ("Down The Line").

Britain's funniest Milton and the king of the one-liner returns with a fully-working cast and a shipload of new jokes for a series of daffy comedy adventures

Each week, Milton is a complete and utter expert at something - Top Gun aviator, Weatherman, Billy Elliot-style dancer, World-beating cyclist, mathematical genius and Extreme Travel Entrepreneur ...

... and each week, with absolutely no ability or competence, he plunges into a big adventure with utterly funny results.

"Milton Jones is one of Britain's best gagsmiths with a flair for creating daft yet perfect one-liners" - The Guardian.
"King of the surreal one-liners" - The Times
"If you haven't caught up with Jones yet - do so!" - The Daily Mail

Written by Milton with James Cary ("Think The Unthinkable", "Miranda")

Produced & directed by David Tyler
A Pozzitive production for BBC Radio 4.


MON 09:30 Says on the Tin (b00g4fv7)
Toothpaste

Disgraced American ad man Eliott Thurber is forced to transfer to the new London branch of Parabola Media.

CAST:

Eliott Thurber .... Michael Brandon
Esther Finn .... Samantha Bond
Hannah Walker .... Pippa Haywood
Zadie .... Joannah Tincey
Ted Bruckner .... Malcolm Tierney
Toothrot …. Chris Pavlo
Customs Officer …. Stephen Critchlow
Woman ….Janice Acquah
Child …. Manjeet Mann
Stewardess …. Donnla Hughes
Plaque Inam Mirza

Written by Christopher Hill.

Producer: Liz Webb.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2008.


MON 10:00 Charles Dickens (b01b20s5)
Little Dorrit

Episode 1

Arthur Clennam returns from China, fearful of a wrong committed by his parents. Curious and feeling protective when he meets young seamstress, Amy Dorrit - he follows her home, to the Marshalsea Debtor's Prison, where he's introduced to her extraordinary family.

Charles Dickens's masterpiece of social satire and imprisonment dramatised in five episodes by Doug Lucie.

Starring Sir Ian McKellen as Charles Dickens.

Recorded on location in London.

Charles Dickens ...... Ian McKellen
Arthur Clennam ...... Julian Wadham
Mrs Clennam ...... Margaret Tyzack
William Dorrit ...... John Wood
Little Dorrit ...... Jasmine Hyde
Flora Finching ...... Sophie Thompson
Fanny Dorrit ...... Indira Varma
Frederick Dorrit ...... Peter Tuddenham
Affery ...... Jennie Stoller
Barnacle Junior ...... Kenny Blyth
Maggy ...... Helen Ayres
Pancks ...... Philip Joseph
Flintwinch ...... Ioan Meredith
Tite Barnacle ...... Gordon Reid
Plornish ...... Jonathan Keeble

Music by Mia Soteriou
Director: Janet Whitaker

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2001.


MON 11:00 Short Stories by John McGahern (b00p4mc5)
Sierra Leone, part 1

Half in love with an aging politician's mistress, a young man must assess his capacity for commitment. Read by Sean McGinley.


MON 11:15 Loose Ends (b01b8wrp)
Clive Anderson and guests with an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy.

Calendar Girl Celia Imrie will be baring all about her hugely successful career, from St Trinian's to Shakespeare, and, of course, having to strip off in front of a plate of cherry bakewells. Celia's new black comedy 'Acts of Godfrey' is a humorous modern twist on Shakespeare and the first feature film to be written entirely in verse. It's showing now at selected cinema's across the UK.

There'll always be a place at the table for 'The Very Hungry Frenchman', chef Raymond Blanc. His new BBC Two series explores the distinctive produce and cuisine of France, from world famous Burgundy to his home region of Franche Comte (where his 90 year old mother still lives). 'The Very Hungry Frenchman' starts on Thursday 2nd February at 20.00. Bon Appetit!

Nikki Bedi tumbles between the sheets with Russell Tovey who tells us about his role alongside Jaime Winstone in the play 'Sex With A Stranger' at London's Trafalgar Studios from 1st to 25th February.

Charismatic crooner Curtis Stigers talks to Clive about his musical career as a pop star, jazz singer and saxophonist. And we also get to hear him perform 'Everyone Loves Lovers' from his new album 'Let's Go Out Tonight'.

And the second instalment of great music has a country twist from the big city of Seattle. Zoe Muth and the Lost High Rollers play 'I've Been Gone' from their album 'Starlight Hotel'.


MON 12:00 Round the Horne (b007jpsm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 The Marx Brothers' Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel (b0081s3d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 Hercule Poirot (b01b1zss)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 The Lost Stradivarius by J Meade Falkner (m000519j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 Charles Dickens (b007wvy7)
The Old Curiosity Shop

Episode 21

Is Kit Nubbins a thief or a victim of evil Quilp's plotting?

Starring Alex Jennings as the Narrator, Daniel Bliss as Kit, Adrian Scarborough as Sampson Brass, Richard Firth as Mr Chuckster, Phil Daniels as Quilp, Lindsey Coulson as Mrs Nubbins and David Collings as Mr Garland.

Charles Dickens's fourth novel was published in 1841.

Dramatised in 25 episodes by Mike Walker.

Music by Melanie Pappenheim and Anne Wood.

Director: Jeremy Mortimer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2002.


MON 14:15 This Sceptred Isle (b007js21)
Erasmus, Anne Boleyn and the Death of Wolsey

Henry attempts to rid himself of Catherine and opens up a religious can of worms. Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles.


MON 14:30 Peter Tinniswood - Tales from the Backbench (b00760x3)
Tales From the Backbench - Series 1

The General Thingermejig

Useless and forgetful MP Sir Plympton Makepeace recalls how he was seduced back into politics after three years in the wilderness...

Starring Leslie Phillips.

Unreliable parliamentary ramblings written by Peter Tinniswood.

Producer: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.


MON 14:45 Travels With a Donkey (b00cglj2)
The Camisards

As his 1878 French mountain adventure continues, Robert Louis Stevenson recollects battles over religion. Read by Alan Cumming.


MON 15:00 Charles Dickens (b01b20s5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b01b2qqn)
Mel Giedroyc searches for a rare butterfly, and catches Chris Evans.


MON 17:00 Ballylenon (b00pktqz)
Series 7

Episode 6

The question as to exactly how long Councillor Maconchy has been dead is silenced when the sisters claim to have observed Guard Gallagher wearing one of Muriel's dresses...

Series set in the sleepy town of Ballylenon, Co Donegal in 1959.

Written by Christopher Fitz-Simon.

Muriel Maconchy ...... Margaret D'Arcy
Vera Maconchy ...... Stella McCusker
Phonsie Doherty ...... Gerard Murphy
Vivienne Hawthorne ...... Annie McCartney
Stumpy Bonner ...... Gerard McSorley
Guard Gallagher ...... Frankie McCafferty
Matthew Addis ...... Aubrey Frawley
Mark Lambert ...... Terry Black

Pianist: Michael Harrison

Director: Eoin O'Callaghan

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2009.


MON 17:30 Nikolai Gogol - Three Ivans, Two Aunts and an Overcoat (b00nm9sg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 18:00 The Price of Fear (b007jnhf)
To My Dear, Dear Saladin

Horror legend Vincent Price introduces a tale of a cat - and its unusual inheritance.

To Emily, Great Aunt Hesta leaves her entire fortune, including her home, Longbridge Manor.

To her beloved cat, Saladin, she bequeaths continuing life on the estate. But Emily's husband, Freddie has other ideas and dearly pays the price...

Starring Edward Woodward as Freddie, Annette Crosbie as Emily, Steve Hodson as Smiley and Lewis Stringer as the Solicitor

Scripted by William Ingram.

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1983.


MON 18:30 The Lunar Effect (b007k1hv)
Scavengers

Under a full moon - widow Lottie's odd encounter with a fox has a life changing effect. Amanda Root reads Dominic Power's tale.

After a heavy, gin-induced afternoon sleep, sixty-year old Lottie Nancarrow wakes up with the sense of dread that has plagued her since the recent death of her partner, the abstract painter Ned Stein, with whom she had shared thirty years of a happy bohemian existence. Lottie is treating her grief with alcohol, and is becoming increasingly eccentric, alienating herself from her small West London community and the life she shared with Ned. This evening, Lottie feels that something is wrong, some change in the atmosphere. Going to the French window of her garden flat, she sees a full moon hanging in the sky, and illuminated by the moon, staring through the glass at her, is a large urban fox - staring at her with a look that suggests some secret knowledge.


MON 19:00 Round the Horne (b007jpsm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 The Marx Brothers' Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel (b0081s3d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 Hercule Poirot (b01b1zss)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 The Lost Stradivarius by J Meade Falkner (m000519j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 Short Stories by John McGahern (b00p4mc5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:15 Loose Ends (b01b8wrp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


MON 22:00 The Unbelievable Truth (b019rlnl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 Another Case of Milton Jones (b00rbnmk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b01c3993)
The Comedy Club offers two hours of comedy six nights a week. Arthur Smith chats to this week's star guest, Stewart Lee.


MON 23:00 The News Quiz Extra (b01b2rxt)
An extended version of the News Quiz for Radio 4 Extra, featuring jokes that you won't have heard already, some clips from the archives and exclusive behind-the-scenes material.


MON 23:45 Hamish and Dougal: You'll Have Had Your Tea (b007k1n1)
Series 2

The Poison Pen Letters

The elderly Scotsmen investigate who's been snitching with green ink. Stars Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden. From March 2004.



TUESDAY 31 JANUARY 2012

TUE 00:00 The Price of Fear (b007jnhf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 The Lunar Effect (b007k1hv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 Hercule Poirot (b01b1zss)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 The Lost Stradivarius by J Meade Falkner (m000519j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 Another Case of Milton Jones (b00rbnmk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 Says on the Tin (b00g4fv7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 Charles Dickens (b01b20s5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 Short Stories by John McGahern (b00p4mc5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:15 Loose Ends (b01b8wrp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 Ballylenon (b00pktqz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 Nikolai Gogol - Three Ivans, Two Aunts and an Overcoat (b00nm9sg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 Hercule Poirot (b01b2vb6)
Mrs McGinty's Dead

Episode 2

Hercule Poirot is convinced that the brutal murder of an elderly woman is connected to a lurid article in a Sunday newspaper

Agatha Christie's whodunit stars John Moffatt.

From the novel published in 1952 and dramatised by Michael Bakewell.

Hercule Poirot ...... John Moffatt
Ariadne Oliver ...... Julia MacKenzie
Superintendent Spence ...... George Baker
Mrs Wetherby ...... Rosalind Knight
Deirdre Henderson ...... Teresa Gallagher
Mrs Upward ...... Jill Balcon
Robin Upward ...... Nick Waring
Eve Carpenter ...... Angela Sims
Guy Carpenter ...... Dominic Colchester
Dr Rendell ...... Gerard McDermott

Director: Enyd Williams.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2006.


TUE 06:30 The Lost Stradivarius by J Meade Falkner (m000ql4n)
2. Adrian

Hiding his discovery, John Maltravers outwardly woos Constance, but starts falling under Adrian's sinister spell.

Read by Joanna David.

Set in the 1840s, J Meade Falkner's brilliant novella tells the story of a well-to-do Oxford student whose innocent love of music is destined to lead him under a malevolent influence.

Abridger: Doreen Estall

Producer: Lawrence Jackson

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


TUE 07:00 Alison and Maud (b007k3ds)
Series 2

A Gender Agenda

A visit from Bernard's mother raises suspicion for the landladies.

Second of two series of Sue Limb's Bed and Breakfast sitcom about sisters Alison and Maud and their guests at the Abbeyfield Guest House in Norwich.

Starring Denise Coffey as Alison, Miriam Margolyes as Maud, Joss Ackland as Father, Chris Emmett as Mr Mullett and Geoffrey Whitehead as Bernard.

Producer: Jonathan James-Moore.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2004.


TUE 07:30 Mr and Mrs Smith (b019rpw8)
The Dinner Party

A year into married life and already things are a little creaky. So, following Will's unimaginative anniversary present (a draining rack), Annabelle's signed them up for a course of marriage counselling.

Counsellor Guy mediates a recent dispute between Will and Annabelle, with flashbacks to the events that spawned the argument...

Will Smith's sitcom about a couple in marriage counselling

Will Smith ..... Will Smith
Annabelle Smith ..... Sarah Hadland
Guy ..... Paterson Joseph
Katrina ..... Tracy Wiles
Doug ..... Simon Bubb
Heather ..... Morwenna Banks

Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2012.


TUE 08:00 The Goon Show (b007jt71)
Series 6

The Treasure in the Lake

Neddie discovers he's the heir to a Scottish fortune, but first he must outlive the current Laird.

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 February 1956.


TUE 08:30 Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (b007jrk2)
I'll Never Forget Whatshername

Bob asks his fiancee Thelma to fix Terry up with a date.

Starring James Bolam as Terry Collier, Rodney Bewes as Bob Ferris and Brigit Forsyth as Thelma Chambers. With Lois Daine and Lorna Wilde.

Created and scripted for BBC TV by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais. Adapted for radio by Patrick Tilley.

Producer: John Browell

Originally lost from the archive, the audio was recovered in a BBC Treasure Hunt.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1975.


TUE 09:00 The News Quiz Extra (b01b2rxt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:45 Hamish and Dougal: You'll Have Had Your Tea (b007k1n1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:45 on Monday]


TUE 10:00 Charles Dickens (b01b2wb5)
Little Dorrit

Episode 2

Arthur Clennam still believes his parents to have wronged someone, but he can't get any help from the Circumlocution Office.

He also thinks he’s found a new love, and Little Dorrit receives a proposal.

Charles Dickens's masterpiece of social satire and imprisonment dramatised by Doug Lucie.

Starring Sir Ian McKellen as Charles Dickens.

Recorded on location in London.

Charles Dickens ...... Ian McKellen
Arthur Clennam ...... Julian Wadham
Mrs Clennam ...... Margaret Tyzack
William Dorrit ...... John Wood
Little Dorrit ...... Jasmine Hyde
Mrs Merdle ...... Jennie Stoller
Fanny Dorrit ...... Indira Varma
Flora Finching ...... Sophie Thompson
Frederick Dorrit ...... Peter Tuddenham
Pet Meagles ...... Clare Corbett
John Chivery ...... Ben Crowe
Tip Dorritt ...... Kenny Blyth
Maggy ...... Helen Ayres
Flintwinch ...... Ioan Meredith
Mr Meagles ...... Gordon Reid
Mr Doyce ...... Jonathan Keeble

Other parts played by members of the cast.

Music by Mia Soteriou
Director: Janet Whitaker

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2001.


TUE 11:00 Short Stories by John McGahern (b00p84px)
Sierra Leone, part 2

Thanks to his tangled lovelife, a young man assesses his capacity for commitment. Conclusion read by Sean McGinley.


TUE 11:15 Peter Tinniswood (b007jw6z)
The Duvet Lady

Wrapped in a duvet, Edna recalls her younger days. Will she ever emerge for an evening engagement? Stars Billie Whitelaw.


TUE 12:00 The Goon Show (b007jt71)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (b007jrk2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 Hercule Poirot (b01b2vb6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 The Lost Stradivarius by J Meade Falkner (m000ql4n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 Charles Dickens (b007x06k)
The Old Curiosity Shop

Episode 22

It's the day of Kit Nubbins' trial and there's bad news for Dick. Dickens dramatisation starring Alex Jennings and Phil Daniels. From January 2003.


TUE 14:15 This Sceptred Isle (b007js30)
The End of the Monasteries

Anne Boleyn is beheaded, Henry marries Jane Seymour and Thomas Cromwell gains a powerful position. Narrated by Anna Massey.


TUE 14:30 Peter Tinniswood - Tales from the Backbench (b007611g)
Tales From the Backbench - Series 1

Naming Names

A juicy scandal in the unreliable ramblings of Sir Plympton Makepeace MP, as he recalls the start of the Profumo Affair.

Starring Leslie Phillips.
Written by Peter Tinniswood.
Producer: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.


TUE 14:45 Travels With a Donkey (b00cgsrr)
The Heart of the Country

Robert Louis Stevenson enjoys wild views of French mountains feathered with chestnut trees. Read by Alan Cumming.


TUE 15:00 Charles Dickens (b01b2wb5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b01b2wzb)
Hello! I'm on the train! Mel Giedroyc makes a call to some historical mobile phones.


TUE 17:00 Bristow (b007v1dg)
Series 3

The Good, the Bad and the Temporary

There's a new girl in town, and Bristow knows his office isn't big enough for the two of them.

Michael Williams stars as Bristow.

Frank Dickens' sitcom is based on his famous long-running newspaper cartoon strip about the Chester-Perry buying clerk.

Bristow ...... Michael Williams
Jones ...... Rodney Bewes
Mrs Purdy ...... Dora Bryan
Perkins ...... Leslie Phillips
Hewitt ...... Owen Brenman
Miss Sunman ...... Katy Odey
Fudge ...... Jon Glover
Postboy ...... Simon Schatzberger
Stokes ...... David Battley
Sylvana ...... Jackie Neglia

Music: John Whitehall

Producer: Neil Cargill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2000.


TUE 17:30 Alison and Maud (b007k3ds)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 18:00 The Price of Fear (b007jmqz)
Is There Anybody There?

Horror legend Vincent Price introduces a tale set in discrete suburbia - home to medium and clairvoyant, Griselda Thorpe and her older sister Edie. And it is to their genteel house that Henry Jollit comes in search of a preview of eternity...

Written by William Ingram.

Griselda Thorpe …. Dilys Laye
Edie Thorpe .… Sylvia Coleridge
Henry Jollit …. Norman Bird

Music by Derek Price.

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1983.


TUE 18:30 The Lunar Effect (b007k1k4)
The Hiring Fair

Strong moonlight forces spark a sequence of events which echo across generations. Frances Tomelty reads Polly Devlin's tale.

In 1867 a young girl living with her father on their isolated County Tyrone farm often senses the magical attraction of the full moon. On one particular night of bright, silvery moonlight she gives in to strong forces sparking a sequence of events which echo across generations.


TUE 19:00 The Goon Show (b007jt71)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (b007jrk2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 Hercule Poirot (b01b2vb6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 The Lost Stradivarius by J Meade Falkner (m000ql4n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 Short Stories by John McGahern (b00p84px)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 21:15 Peter Tinniswood (b007jw6z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


TUE 22:00 Mr and Mrs Smith (b019rpw8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 The Ape That Got Lucky (b0080nk7)
Social Development

The real story of the human brain.

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

A spoof exploration of the fascinating subject of human evolution.

Starring Chris Addison.

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

Written by Chris Addison and Carl Cooper.

Producer: Simon Nicholls

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2005.


TUE 23:00 Trevor's World of Sport (b00mv1sv)
Series 2

Episode 5

The sports agent tries to persuade a veteran rugby player with cauliflower ears to quit. Stars Neil Pearson. From December 2005.


TUE 23:30 The Big Booth (b007k2ww)
Series 2: The Big Booth Too

Episode 1

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

From the Pieasance Cabaret Bar at the Edinburgh Festival.

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

Written by Boothby Graffoe and Dave Thompson.

Producer: Julia McKenzie

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2001.



WEDNESDAY 01 FEBRUARY 2012

WED 00:00 The Price of Fear (b007jmqz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 The Lunar Effect (b007k1k4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 Hercule Poirot (b01b2vb6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 The Lost Stradivarius by J Meade Falkner (m000ql4n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 The News Quiz Extra (b01b2rxt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


WED 02:45 Hamish and Dougal: You'll Have Had Your Tea (b007k1n1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:45 on Monday]


WED 03:00 Charles Dickens (b01b2wb5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 Short Stories by John McGahern (b00p84px)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:15 Peter Tinniswood (b007jw6z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 Bristow (b007v1dg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 Alison and Maud (b007k3ds)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 Hercule Poirot (b01b2zzr)
Mrs McGinty's Dead

Episode 3

In the respectable village of Broadhinny, Hercule Poirot has established several possible suspects of appropriate ages, as the murderer of the elderly woman...

Agatha Christie's whodunit stars John Moffatt.

From the novel published in 1952 and dramatised by Michael Bakewell.

Hercule Poirot ...... John Moffatt
Ariadne Oliver ...... Julia MacKenzie
Superintendent Spence ...... George Baker
Mrs Upward ...... Jill Balcon
Robin Upward ...... Nick Waring
Eve Carpenter ...... Angela Sims
Deirdre Henderson ...... Teresa Gallagher
Maureen Summerhayes ...... Molly Gaisford
Mrs Rendell ...... Susannah Corbett
Mrs Sweetiman ...... Jillie Meers

Director: Enyd Williams.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2006.


WED 06:30 The Lost Stradivarius by J Meade Falkner (b00cywfd)
3. The Secret

Absent in Italy, John Maltravers sends a letter summoning Sophia to Naples, where she learns a terrible secret.

Read by Joanna David.

Set in the 1840s, J Meade Falkner's brilliant novella tells the story of a well-to-do Oxford student whose innocent love of music is destined to lead him under a malevolent influence.

Abridger: Doreen Estall

Producer: Lawrence Jackson

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


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

Animals

Parrots, limpets and highland cattle are in Pam Ayres's poetic zoo. Stanzas and sketches with Felicity Montagu. From March 2006.


WED 07:30 Everyone Quite Likes Justin (b01292g0)
Series 1

Episode 2

Justin is a Manchester DJ who tries to balance love, work and everything else without much success.

Now his job seems to be on the line.

Starring Justin Moorhouse, Anne Reid and Paul Copley.

Sitcom written by Justin Moorhouse and Jim Poyser.

Despite his messy life, Justin always remains positive. Every new day is a new opportunity, "When life throws you lemons, make lemonade".

Recorded in front of an audience in Manchester.

Anne Reid ..... Gran
Christine Bottomley ..... Lisa
Justin Moorhouse ..... Justin
Lloyd Langford ..... Bryn
Paul Copley ..... Ray
Susan Cookson ..... Tanya

Producer: Steven Canny

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2011


WED 08:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007k456)
Series 3

The Test Match

MCC chairman Sid makes the lad cricket captain for England, but places his bet on Australia to win!

Starring Tony Hancock.

With Bill Kerr, Sidney James, Andree Melly and Kenneth Williams.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music composed by Wally Stott. Recorded by the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinowitz.

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in February 1956.


WED 08:30 The Michael Bentine Show (b00kn7yv)
From 13/05/1984

From tackling Britain's recession to Film Extra of the Century.

Michael Bentine stars in the ultimate one man show written and performed by the host.

Producer: Jamie Rix

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in May 1984.


WED 09:00 Cabin Pressure (b00ctl6w)
Series 1

Fitton

Sitcom about the pilots of a tiny charter airline for whom no job is too small, but many, many jobs are too difficult.

The crew are grounded, so Arthur shows the crew why apples are the secret of happiness and Martin shows Carolyn how to be an Air Hostess

Starring
Carolyn Knapp-Shappey ............................... Stephanie Cole
1st Officer Douglas Richardson......................... Roger Allam
Capt. Martin Crieff.............................. Benedict Cumberbatch
Arthur Shappey................................................. John Finnemore
Mr Goddard......... ............................................Adam G Goodwin
Helena Richardson........................................... Melisande Cook

Written by John Finnemore

Produced & directed by David Tyler

A Pozzitive production for BBC Radio 4


WED 09:30 All the Way from Memphis (b00m52xh)
Series 2

Episode 2

James Walton tests and tickles the knowledge of industry pundits and people passionate about pop music.

Team captains Tracey MacLeod and Andrew Collins are joined by David Quantick and Stewart Lee to be put through their musical paces.

Reader: Beth Chalmers

Written and researched by James Walton

Producer: Dawn Ellis

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2006.


WED 10:00 Charles Dickens (b01b311m)
Little Dorrit

Episode 3

Mr Pancks has made discoveries about the Dorrit family, but Arthur still hasn’t solved his family's secret...

Charles Dickens's masterpiece of social satire and imprisonment dramatised by Doug Lucie.

Starring Sir Ian McKellen as Charles Dickens.

Recorded on location in London.

Charles Dickens ...... Ian McKellen
Arthur Clennam ...... Julian Wadham
Mrs Clennam ...... Margaret Tyzack
William Dorrit ...... John Wood
Little Dorrit ...... Jasmine Hyde
Mrs Merdle ...... Jennie Stoller
Mr Pancks ...... Philp Joseph
Fanny Dorrit ...... Indira Varma
Mr Merdle ...... Kenneth Cranham
Flora Finching ...... Sophie Thompson
Frederick Dorrit ...... Peter Tuddenham
Pet Meagles ...... Clare Corbett
John Chivery ...... Ben Crowe
Tip Dorritt ...... Kenny Blyth
Maggy ...... Helen Ayres
Flintwinch ...... Ioan Meredith
Mr Meagles ...... Gordon Reid
Mr Doyce ...... Jonathan Keeble

Other parts played by members of the cast.

Music by Mia Soteriou
Director: Janet Whitaker

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2001.


WED 11:00 Short Stories by John McGahern (b00pbv14)
A Slip Up

Exiled in England, a retired Irishman sustains himself by imagining working the farm he lost back home. Read by Sean McGinley.


WED 11:15 Peter Tinniswood (b007q9f4)
Anton in Eastbourne

Mr Anton arrives for a sojourn. He expects to meet a young lady with a little dog. He knows her stories well. But he doesn't yet seem to know his own.

Peter Tinniswood's last play was created as a tribute for Chekhov admirer, Paul Scofield.

Anton ...... Paul Scofield
Miss Mansfield ...... Emma Fielding
Mr Kember ...... Stephen Thorne

Director: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2002.


WED 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007k456)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 The Michael Bentine Show (b00kn7yv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 Hercule Poirot (b01b2zzr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 The Lost Stradivarius by J Meade Falkner (b00cywfd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 Charles Dickens (b007wznr)
The Old Curiosity Shop

Episode 23

Dick suffers with his fever and Sally Brass is confronted. Dickens dramatisation starring Alex Jennings and Sandi Toksvig. From January 2003.


WED 14:15 This Sceptred Isle (b007js3f)
The Auld Alliance and the Death of Henry VIII

Henry pursues his war with France and Scotland and brings Wales under the rule of England. Narrated by Anna Massey.


WED 14:30 Peter Tinniswood - Tales from the Backbench (b007614r)
Tales From the Backbench - Series 1

The 1929 Committee

Sir Plympton Makepeace muses on his committee membership, sharing some unreliable memories of keeping Honourable Members out of trouble.

Starring Leslie Phillips.

Written by Peter Tinniswood.

Producer: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.


WED 14:45 Travels With a Donkey (b00cgyjn)
Farewell, Modestine!

As Robert Louis Stevenson's French mountain adventure concludes, there is a last supper with his donkey. Read by Alan Cumming.


WED 15:00 Charles Dickens (b01b311m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b01b350h)
Who's the presenter again? A forgetful Mel Giedroyc finds out about the importance of memories.


WED 17:00 It Sticks Out Half A Mile (b007jpvy)
The First Meeting

Pike and Hodges campaign to save the pier, while Uncle Arthur upsets Mavis

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
Fred Guthrie ...... Glynn Edwards

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 January 1984.


WED 17:30 Ayres on the Air (b01b30dr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 18:00 The Price of Fear (b007jmty)
Not Wanted on the Voyage

Horror legend Vincent Price introduces a tale of the despotic Henrietta Forsythe's sway over her secretary and new husband.

Stars Margaret Courtenay as Henriette Forsythe, Sandor Eles as Carlos Mendoza, Henry Stamper as The Captain and Sheila Grant as Evelyn.

Scripted by William Ingram.

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1983.


WED 18:30 Last Days of Shandakor (b007k2tj)
Episode 1

An epic space adventure set on Mars. The proud inhabitants of a dying city are determined to go out in style.


WED 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007k456)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 The Michael Bentine Show (b00kn7yv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 Hercule Poirot (b01b2zzr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 The Lost Stradivarius by J Meade Falkner (b00cywfd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 Short Stories by John McGahern (b00pbv14)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 21:15 Peter Tinniswood (b007q9f4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


WED 22:00 Everyone Quite Likes Justin (b01292g0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 Listen Against (b00fl0gk)
Series 2

Episode 2

Time runs away in preparations for the switch-on of the BBC Collider - and the Greenwich time signal pips are still running rogue...

The show that prises the back off your radio, fiddles around with the programmes inside and then puts it all back together the wrong way round.

Written by and starring Jon Holmes,

With Alice Arnold.

Producer: Sam Bryant

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2008.


WED 23:00 The End of the Road Show (b00kmysd)
Episode 2

The sketch comedy hits Edinburgh, with Nick Hancock, Tony Hawks and Neil Mullarkey entertaining local students. From December 1991.


WED 23:30 Rubbish (b00770pw)
Series 1

Excited

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

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

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

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

Producer: Claire Bartlett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2006.



THURSDAY 02 FEBRUARY 2012

THU 00:00 The Price of Fear (b007jmty)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 Last Days of Shandakor (b007k2tj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 Hercule Poirot (b01b2zzr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 The Lost Stradivarius by J Meade Falkner (b00cywfd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 Cabin Pressure (b00ctl6w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 All the Way from Memphis (b00m52xh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 Charles Dickens (b01b311m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 Short Stories by John McGahern (b00pbv14)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:15 Peter Tinniswood (b007q9f4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 It Sticks Out Half A Mile (b007jpvy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 Ayres on the Air (b01b30dr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 Hercule Poirot (b01b35f2)
Mrs McGinty's Dead

Episode 4

Hercule Poirot is very excited because someone has tried to kill him - so he knows he's on the right track.

However, there is somebody else for whose life he particularly fears...

Agatha Christie's whodunit stars John Moffatt.

From the novel published in 1952 and dramatised by Michael Bakewell.

Hercule Poirot ...... John Moffatt
Ariadne Oliver ...... Julia MacKenzie
Superintendent Spence ...... George Baker
Robin Upward ...... Nick Waring
Mrs Upward ...... Jill Balcon
Mrs Rendell ...... Susannah Corbett
Deirdre Henderson ...... Teresa Gallagher
Maud Williams ...... Beth Chalmers
Maureen Summerhayes ...... Molly Gaisford
Michael ...... Kim Wall

Director: Enyd Williams.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2006.


THU 06:30 The Lost Stradivarius by J Meade Falkner (b00cz5rg)
4. The Return

As John returns from Italy, his friend Gaskell tries to penetrate how he fell under Adrian's malign spell.

Concluded by Joanna David.

Written in 1895 by J Meade Falkner.

Set in the 1840s, it follows John Maltravers, a well-to-do student at Oxford whose innocent love of music is destined to lead him under a malevolent influence.

Abridger: Doreen Estall

Producer: Lawrence Jackson

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


THU 07:00 Artists (b01b36ry)
Series 2

Special Happy Places

De-cluttering his house, Gerard's friends all get gifts, leaving Tamsin less than thrilled. Stars Dave Lamb. From May 2004.


THU 07:30 Clare in the Community (b015ctw6)
Series 7

Rude Girl

Social Worker, Clare Barker, is concerned she may be linguistically out of touch with today's youth. Brian fails to impress Clare with numerous romantic gestures. A Heating Engineer causes a stir in the Family Centre and Megan causes chaos.

Sally Phillips is Clare Barker the social worker who has all the right jargon but never a practical solution.

A control freak, Clare likes nothing better than interfering in other people's lives on both a professional and personal basis. Clare is in her thirties, white, middle class and heterosexual, all of which are occasional causes of discomfort to her.

Each week we join Clare in her continued struggle to control both her professional and private life

In today's Big Society there are plenty of challenges out there for an involved, caring social worker. Or even Clare.

Episode Three 'Rude Girl' Cast:

SALLY PHILLIPS Clare
ALEX LOWE Brian
NINA CONTI Megan / Nali / Beautician
RICHARD LUMSDEN Ray
LIZA TARBUCK Helen
ANDREW WINCOTT Simon / John Harris / Youth Leader
SARAH KENDALL Libby
NATHAN CATON Daniel
GERARD McDERMOT Mr Truscott / Barman / Paramedic
STEFAN RAMSDEN Thomas

Written by Harry Venning and David Ramsden
Producer Katie Tyrrell.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2011.


THU 08:00 The Men from the Ministry (b01b38kf)
Ban the Wotsit

Lamb clears out a lot of rubbish, but the junk is mistaken for a secret weapon.

The first of 14 shows not kept in the archive and re-recorded in 1980 – previously never broadcast in the UK, until the arrival of BBC Radio 4 Extra.

‘The Men from the Ministry’ ran for 14 series between 1962 and 1977.

Stars Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler (who replaced Wilfrid Hyde-White from 1966).

With Norma Ronald, Ronald Baddiley and John Graham.

Written by Johnnie Mortimer, Brian Cooke and Edward Taylor.

Producer: Edward Taylor.

Re-recording of ‘A Terrifying Weapon' made in April 1980.


THU 08:30 Dad's Army (b00qmbky)
Series 2

A Soldier's Farewell

A cinema trip and some illicit cheese sparks Captain Mainwaring's own Battle of Waterloo.

Starring Arthur Lowe as Captain Mainwaring, John Le Mesurier as Sergeant Wilson, Clive Dunn as Corporal Jones, John Laurie as Private Frazer, Ian Lavender as Private Pike, Arnold Ridley as Godfrey and Bill Pertwee as Hodges.

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

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1975.


THU 09:00 Know Your Place (b01b3b6b)
Out of the Closet

Ramsay needs help after a close call with the local gangster.

Ramsay Potts is the jobsworth caretaker at a crumbling Edwardian block of flats, pursued by the over-amorous cleaner Elsie.

Starring Roy Dotrice as Ramsay and Patricia Hayes as Elspeth Spurgeon.

Sitcom written by Andrew Palmer and Nell Brennan.

With John Graham, John Blythe and James Taylor.

Producer: Edward Taylor

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in August 1983.


THU 09:30 All the Young Dudes (b01b3cgf)
Series 2

Happy Together

Patrick and Helen have a massive row, while Billy arranges to meet another Prisoner fan off the web. Comedy written by and starring Jim Sweeney. From September 2002.


THU 10:00 Charles Dickens (b01b3clm)
Little Dorrit

Episode 4

The newly wealthy Dorrits set off on a tour of Europe but Little Dorrit is homesick.

Fanny finds a suitor and William is gratified by the attentions of the banker, Mr Merdle.

Charles Dickens's masterpiece of social satire and imprisonment dramatised by Doug Lucie.

Starring Sir Ian McKellen as Charles Dickens.

Recorded on location in London.

Charles Dickens ...... Ian McKellen
Arthur Clennam ...... Julian Wadham
Mrs Clennam ...... Margaret Tyzack
William Dorrit ...... John Wood
Little Dorrit ...... Jasmine Hyde
Mr Merdle ...... Kenneth Cranham
Mrs Merdle ...... Jennie Stoller
Fanny Dorrit ...... Indira Varma
Flora Finching ...... Sophie Thompson
Frederick Dorrit ...... Peter Tuddenham
John Chivery ...... Ben Crowe
Tip Dorritt ...... Kenny Blyth
Flintwinch ...... Ioan Meredith
Mr Pancks ...... Philip Joseph
Mr Doyce ...... Jonathan Keeble

Other parts played by members of the cast.

Music by Mia Soteriou
Director: Janet Whitaker

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2001.


THU 11:00 Short Stories by John McGahern (b00p1hnx)
Swallows

A young Dublin surveyor meets a country policeman and their life choices are ruthlessly compared. Read by Sean McGinley.


THU 11:15 Peter Tinniswood - On the Whole It's Been Jolly Good (b007jqrr)
Maurice Denham is former MP Sir Plympton Makepeace reflecting on 60 glorious years in power. Peter Tinniswood's comic monologue.


THU 12:00 The Men from the Ministry (b01b38kf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 Dad's Army (b00qmbky)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 Hercule Poirot (b01b35f2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 The Lost Stradivarius by J Meade Falkner (b00cz5rg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 Charles Dickens (b007wwf2)
The Old Curiosity Shop

Episode 24

Kit gets a surprise visit in prison and there's news for Little Nell. Dickens dramatisation starring Alex Jennings. From January 2003.


THU 14:15 This Sceptred Isle (b007js3t)
A Decade of Rebellion, Executions and Common Prayer

Henry VIII is dead and his weakling son is now King. Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles, with Paul Eddington.


THU 14:30 Peter Tinniswood - Tales from the Backbench (b0076181)
Tales From the Backbench - Series 1

The Great Snitcher

Ineffectual and forgetful MP, Sir Plympton Makepeace recalls his one great hero - and his own dalliance with a Russian spy whose antecedents were definitely not Soviet...

Starring Leslie Phillips.

Written by Peter Tinniswood.

Producer: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.


THU 14:45 The Parcel of Dreams (b007vcn7)
A writer wants to tell a story about a private detective in California, but will his characters let him?

Experimental detective story by Louis Robinson and Richard Lewis in which the characters want to be independent of the script.

Read by Colin Stinton

Produced at BBC Pebble Mill by Anne-Marie Cole.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1989.


THU 15:00 Charles Dickens (b01b3clm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b01b3cw2)
Chopping boards and frying pans at the ready, Mel Giedroyc is cooking for the family.


THU 17:00 The Stanley Baxter Playhouse (b008m5xj)
Series 2

The King's Kilt

Series of comic plays starring Stanley Baxter.

By Rona Munro.

A recalcitrant Highland kilt maker is faced with the task of producing a garment for George IV to wear on his first visit to Edinburgh in 1822.

Donald Nicholson ...... Stanley Baxter
Walt Silver ...... John Guerrasio
Miss/Mistress MacEvoy ...... Alison Peebles
Sir Walter Scott ...... Gordon Kennedy

Directed by Marilyn Imrie

A Catherine Bailey production for BBC Radio 4.


THU 17:30 Artists (b01b36ry)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 18:00 The Price of Fear (b007jmxv)
Out of the Mouths

Horror legend Vincent Price introduces a tale about unforeseen danger as a scientist tries out advanced theories on his new born son.

Stars Hywel Bennett as Richard, Elizabeth Proud as Rachel and John Quail as David.

Scripted by William Ingram.

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1983.


THU 18:30 Last Days of Shandakor (b007k30c)
Episode 2

Fear turns to admiration, as anthropologist Jon learns about his alien captors. Nathan Osgood reads Leigh Brackett's adventure.


THU 19:00 The Men from the Ministry (b01b38kf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 Dad's Army (b00qmbky)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 Hercule Poirot (b01b35f2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 The Lost Stradivarius by J Meade Falkner (b00cz5rg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 Short Stories by John McGahern (b00p1hnx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


THU 21:15 Peter Tinniswood - On the Whole It's Been Jolly Good (b007jqrr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


THU 22:00 Clare in the Community (b015ctw6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 Delve Special (b007jmm8)
Series 3

Food for Thought

There’s alarm over a new chemical additive for food.

Reporter David Lander investigates the worrying impact of N7Q.

Presented by David Lander with assistance from Stephen Fry.

Studio production by Mark Arden, Julia Hills and Harry Hill.

Dramatic reconstructions by Jack Klaff, Robert Bathurst and Felicity Montagu.

Researched by Tony Sarchet.

Editor: Paul Mayhew-Archer

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

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1986.


THU 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b01c39m5)
The Comedy Club offers two hours of comedy six nights a week. More chat with Arthur Smith and this week's star guest, Stewart Lee.


THU 23:00 Bleak Expectations (b00d3rm9)
Series 1

An Adolescence Utterly Trashed

Young Pip aims to escape school, with a crone's help. Mark Evans' Dickensian spoof stars Richard Johnson. From August 2007.


THU 23:30 The Castle (b00tbcdp)
Series 3

Four Wiseguys and a Funeral

Hie ye to The Castle, a rollicking sitcom set way back then, starring James Fleet ("The Vicar Of Dibley", "Four Weddings & A Funeral") and Neil Dudgeon ("Life Of Riley")

In this episode, when some gangsters from De Warenne's past pay a little visit, Henry becomes a made man and Charlotte becomes an unmade woman. Plus a clever sting and a souped-up getaway sheep.

Cast:
Sir John Woodstock ....... James Fleet
Sir William De Warenne ....... Neil Dudgeon
Lady Anne Woodstock ....... Martha Howe-Douglas
Cardinal Duncan ........ Jonathan Kydd
Lady Charlotte ........ Ingrid Oliver
Master Henry Woodstock ........ Steven Kynman
Merlin ........ Lewis Macleod

Written by Kim Fuller & Paul Alexander
Music by Guy Jackson

Producer/Director: David Tyler
A Pozzitive production for BBC Radio 4.



FRIDAY 03 FEBRUARY 2012

FRI 00:00 The Price of Fear (b007jmxv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 Last Days of Shandakor (b007k30c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 Hercule Poirot (b01b35f2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 The Lost Stradivarius by J Meade Falkner (b00cz5rg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 Know Your Place (b01b3b6b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 All the Young Dudes (b01b3cgf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 Charles Dickens (b01b3clm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 Short Stories by John McGahern (b00p1hnx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:15 Peter Tinniswood - On the Whole It's Been Jolly Good (b007jqrr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 The Stanley Baxter Playhouse (b008m5xj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 Artists (b01b36ry)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 Hercule Poirot (b01b3fdv)
Mrs McGinty's Dead

Episode 5

The chaos of Long Meadows provides Hercule Poirot with his final clue to unveiling the pitiless murderer.

But there's also another surprise in store for the Belgian detective...

Conclusion of Agatha Christie's whodunit starring John Moffatt.

Hercule Poirot ...... John Moffatt
Ariadne Oliver ...... Julia MacKenzie
Superintendent Spence ...... George Baker
Robin Upward ...... Nick Waring
Maud Williams ...... Beth Chalmers
Maureen Summerhayes ...... Molly Gaisford
Major Summerhayes ...... Ian Masters
Eve Carpenter ...... Angela Sims
Guy Carpenter ...... Dominic Colchester
Mrs Rendell ...... Susannah Corbett

Dramatised by Michael Bakewell.

Director: Enyd Williams.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2006.


FRI 06:30 Russell Thorndike - The Last of Doctor Syn (b00pl15k)
Episode 1

The King's Men are out to catch the smugglers and their elusive ringleader. Russell Thorndike's adventure read by Rufus Sewell.


FRI 07:00 Smelling of Roses (b007jrrq)
Series 1

A Good Cause

Rosie’s company is tasked to put together a charity gala concert in aid of the Afghans.

But there’s confusion over whether it’s for the people or the dogs?

Prunella Scales in Simon Brett's sitcom.

The trials and tribulations of Rosie Burns and her event management company, based in Brighton.

Rosie ...... Prunella Scales
Kate ...... Arabella Weir
Jo ...... Rebecca Callard
Bob ...... Duncan Preston
Tess ...... Annette Badland
Ginnie ...... Joanna Munro
Lady Helen ...... Celia Imrie

Producer: Maria Esposito

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2000.


FRI 07:30 What's So Funny? (b01b3fkk)
Series 2

Episode 18

Ed Byrne is joined by Hugh Dennis, Paul Sinha and Steve Hughes to discuss the best of British comedy from radio and screen.


FRI 08:00 The TV Lark (b01b3flq)
Z Ambulances

A live drama serial could make money for Troutbridge TV. But can they manage to produce it?

After 4 series of 'The Navy Lark', the BBC decided the comedy crew needed a new setting, so where better than brand new independent station, Troutbridge TV?

However, after just 10 episodes, this proved to be only a temporary change of course for the crew of HMS Troutbridge - as the crew were soon back aboard 'The Navy Lark'.

Stars Jon Pertwee as the Floor Manager, Leslie Phillips as The Director, Stephen Murray as the Producer, Ronnie Barker as Fatso Johnson and Richard Caldicote as the Deputy Controller.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in February 1963 .


FRI 08:30 Steptoe and Son (b007jn1s)
Series 5

Come Dancing

Albert sets out to help son Harold to conquer his fear of ballroom dancing.

Starring Wilfrid Brambell as Albert and Harry H Corbett as Harold. With Clifford Norgate as the Milkman.

Following the conclusion of their hugely successful association with Tony Hancock, writers Ray Galton and Alan Simpson wrote 10 pilots for the 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.

Written for TV and adapted for radio by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Produced by Bobby Jaye

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 2 in June 1974.


FRI 09:00 Fat Chance (b01b3fp9)
Weighty Matters

A TV star turns up at Wendy Bottomley's slimming club and Graham unwisely divulges his secret to Lee...

Jenny McDade's high-fat bittersweet comedy for those believing there's a thin person inside them begging to get out.

Graham Pitscottie ..... Gareth Corke
Wendy Bottomley ..... Janine Duvitski
Clive Bottomley ..... Michael Troughton
Soo Pitscottie ..... Anne Reid
Tina Tattersall ..... Julia Deakin
Kelly Chambers ..... Tilly Gaunt
Lee Dubs ..... Harry Myers
Mrs Enright ..... Frances Jeater

Producer: Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1999.


FRI 09:30 We've Been Here Before (b00g1rsp)
Series 2

Episode 4

Clive Anderson hosts the panel show that pokes fun at events of the past.

The topical historical satirical panel show setting out to prove that there's nothing new under, or in, The Sun.

Nick Revell and Gyles Brandreth battle it out against Helen Atkinson-Wood and John O'Farrell.

Producer: Ed Morrish

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2004.


FRI 10:00 Charles Dickens (b01b3fqd)
Little Dorrit

Episode 5

After her father's death Little Dorrit is still in Italy when the newly-married Fanny has a strange visit from Mr Merdle.

Arthur is struck by disaster and Mrs Clennam is forced to reveal the family secret at last.

Conclusion of Charles Dickens's masterpiece of social satire and imprisonment.

Starring Sir Ian McKellen as Charles Dickens.

Recorded on location in London.

Charles Dickens ...... Ian McKellen
Arthur Clennam ...... Julian Wadham
Mrs Clennam ...... Margaret Tyzack
Little Dorrit ...... Jasmine Hyde
Fanny Dorrit ...... Indira Varma
John Chivery ...... Ben Crowe
Flintwinch ...... Ioan Meredith
Mr Pancks ...... Philip Joseph
Mr Doyce ...... Jonathan Keeble
Mr Merdle ...... Kenneth Cranham
Chivery ...... Gordon Reid

Dramatised by Doug Lucie.

Music by Mia Soteriou
Director: Janet Whitaker

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2001.


FRI 11:00 Short Stories by John McGahern (b00nvyzb)
The Stoat

A man compares a stoat's steadfast quest for a rabbit to a shy woman's pursuit of his hopeless father. Read by Sean McGinley.


FRI 11:15 Peter Tinniswood (b007jw6t)
Mr Reliable

It's Mr Openshaw's job to listen to people. He goes to their houses to listen to them talk.

Mrs Flenswick is one of his visitees. But he doesn't listen to her at all...

Peter Tinniswood's drama stars Peter Sallis as Mr Oakenshaw and Edna Dore as Mrs Flenswick.

Director: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.


FRI 12:00 The TV Lark (b01b3flq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 Steptoe and Son (b007jn1s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 Hercule Poirot (b01b3fdv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 Russell Thorndike - The Last of Doctor Syn (b00pl15k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 Charles Dickens (b007wxhm)
The Old Curiosity Shop

Episode 25

Kit and the single gentleman reach their destination. Conclusion of the Dickens dramatisation starring Alex Jennings. From January 2003.


FRI 14:15 This Sceptred Isle (b007js46)
Bloody Mary and the Burning of Cranmer

Mary intends to restore England to the authority of the Pope. Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain.


FRI 14:30 Peter Tinniswood - Tales from the Backbench (b00764rh)
Series 2

The Campaign

Useless and forgetful MP, Sir Plympton Makepeace recalls how he and his fellow candidates resolved to keep the General Election to themselves in the constituency of Witney Scrotum - and to plan their non-existent campaign from the snug bar of The Jug And Arlott.

Starring Leslie Phillips.

Written by Peter Tinniswood.

Producer: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2001.


FRI 14:45 Alan Plater Short Stories - A Brief Encounter With Richard Wagner (b007qzh5)
A teacher faces the task of staging the 'Ring Cycle' in a school ranked bottom of the league tables. Read by Barbara Flynn.


FRI 15:00 Charles Dickens (b01b3fqd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b01b43r6)
Join Mel Giedroyc as she listens to music from space, plus what does a cloak made of spider silk feel like?


FRI 17:00 Desmond Olivier Dingle's Compleat Life and Works of William Shakespeare (b007k390)
Episode 6

The Royal Dingle Company re-enact the Bard's great cinematic moments. Stars Patrick Barlow and Lionel Blair. From October 1995.


FRI 17:30 Smelling of Roses (b007jrrq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 18:00 The Price of Fear (b007jn3p)
The Family Album

Horror legend Vincent Price introduces a tale of faceless commuter Arthur, who proves to be a formidable adversary as danger strikes.

Stars Maurice Denham as Arthur Goodby, Liz Fraser as Rose Goodby, James Kerry as Harry, Aubrey Morris as Mr Martin and Anthony Newlands as The Coroner.

Scripted by William Ingram.

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1983.


FRI 18:30 The Mortal Immortal by Mary Shelley (b007jw60)
A young man works for a powerful alchemist. Feeling jilted in love and consumed with jealousy towards a rival, he secretly drinks one of his Master's potions hoping to cure himself of these emotions.

Instead, he’s soon facing a living hell…

Frankenstein author, Mary Shelley's fantastical tale explores man's fascination with eternal life and elixirs.

Read by Shaun Dooley.

Producer: Gemma Jenkins

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in December 2005.


FRI 19:00 The TV Lark (b01b3flq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 Steptoe and Son (b007jn1s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 Hercule Poirot (b01b3fdv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 Russell Thorndike - The Last of Doctor Syn (b00pl15k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Short Stories by John McGahern (b00nvyzb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 21:15 Peter Tinniswood (b007jw6t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


FRI 22:00 What's So Funny? (b01b3fkk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 Elvenquest (b00wdjz9)
Series 2

Episode 4

The search for the Sword of Asnagar is put on hold when Vidar is summoned home by his father.

Meanwhile Lord Darkness also returns home from his Necromancer's convention, proud holder of the 'Medal of Chang', the prize for being 'Necromancer's Necromancer'. However, it turns out that Lord Darkness may not have won it entirely fairly, so he sets about trying to cover his tracks.

The fates of Lord Darkness and the Questers are drawn together when they both end up having to cross the Gorge of Doom. But first they must pass the mysterious Bridge Keeper who controls the only passage across. And he charges a heavy price...

Fantasy-based sitcom set in Lower Earth written by Anil Gupta and Richard Pinto.

Sam …. Stephen Mangan
Lord Darkness …. Alistair McGowan
The Bridge Keeper …. Gus Brown
Dean/Kreech …. Kevin Eldon
Vidar …. Darren Boyd
Amis – The Chosen One …. Dave Lamb
Penthiselea …. Sophie Winkleman

Producer: Sam Michell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2010.


FRI 23:00 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 comedy series 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 and Felicity Montagu.

Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1998.


FRI 23:30 And Now in Colour (b007jvy6)
Series 2

The Grand Tour

The sketch show team take their audience on a luxury excursion to London.

Precision comedy written and performed by Tim Firth, Tim de Jongh, Michael Rutger and William Vandyck.

Producer: Lissa Evans

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1991.




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

A History of the World in 100 Objects Omnibus 17:00 SUN (b00t7kyv)

Adam Dalgliesh - Cover Her Face 23:00 SAT (b008yv5r)

Alan Garner - Elidor 09:00 SUN (b010m612)

Alan Garner - Elidor 16:00 SUN (b010m612)

Alan Garner - Elidor 05:00 MON (b010m612)

Alan Plater Short Stories - A Brief Encounter With Richard Wagner 14:45 FRI (b007qzh5)

Alison and Maud 07:00 TUE (b007k3ds)

Alison and Maud 17:30 TUE (b007k3ds)

Alison and Maud 05:30 WED (b007k3ds)

All the Way from Memphis 09:30 WED (b00m52xh)

All the Way from Memphis 02:30 THU (b00m52xh)

All the Young Dudes 09:30 THU (b01b3cgf)

All the Young Dudes 02:30 FRI (b01b3cgf)

And Now in Colour 23:30 FRI (b007jvy6)

Another Case of Milton Jones 07:30 SUN (b00r7n2p)

Another Case of Milton Jones 22:00 SUN (b00r7n2p)

Another Case of Milton Jones 09:00 MON (b00rbnmk)

Another Case of Milton Jones 22:30 MON (b00rbnmk)

Another Case of Milton Jones 02:00 TUE (b00rbnmk)

Armitage and Moore's Guide to Song 07:30 SAT (b00y1t61)

Arthur Wing Pinero - Dandy Dick 06:00 SAT (b007jt15)

Arthur Wing Pinero - Dandy Dick 16:00 SAT (b007jt15)

Arthur Wing Pinero - Dandy Dick 04:00 SUN (b007jt15)

Artists 07:00 THU (b01b36ry)

Artists 17:30 THU (b01b36ry)

Artists 05:30 FRI (b01b36ry)

As Told To Craig Brown 23:00 SUN (b00b71ds)

Ayres on the Air 07:00 WED (b01b30dr)

Ayres on the Air 17:30 WED (b01b30dr)

Ayres on the Air 05:30 THU (b01b30dr)

Ballylenon 17:00 MON (b00pktqz)

Ballylenon 05:00 TUE (b00pktqz)

Blake's 7: The Early Years 18:00 SAT (b00sm2bx)

Blake's 7: The Early Years 00:00 SUN (b00sm2bx)

Bleak Expectations 23:00 THU (b00d3rm9)

Bristow 17:00 TUE (b007v1dg)

Bristow 05:00 WED (b007v1dg)

Cabin Pressure 09:00 WED (b00ctl6w)

Cabin Pressure 02:00 THU (b00ctl6w)

Charles Dickens - Barnaby Rudge 03:00 SAT (b007jnd9)

Charles Dickens 06:00 SUN (b007wv8s)

Charles Dickens 12:00 SUN (b007wv8s)

Charles Dickens 10:00 MON (b01b20s5)

Charles Dickens 14:00 MON (b007wvy7)

Charles Dickens 15:00 MON (b01b20s5)

Charles Dickens 03:00 TUE (b01b20s5)

Charles Dickens 10:00 TUE (b01b2wb5)

Charles Dickens 14:00 TUE (b007x06k)

Charles Dickens 15:00 TUE (b01b2wb5)

Charles Dickens 03:00 WED (b01b2wb5)

Charles Dickens 10:00 WED (b01b311m)

Charles Dickens 14:00 WED (b007wznr)

Charles Dickens 15:00 WED (b01b311m)

Charles Dickens 03:00 THU (b01b311m)

Charles Dickens 10:00 THU (b01b3clm)

Charles Dickens 14:00 THU (b007wwf2)

Charles Dickens 15:00 THU (b01b3clm)

Charles Dickens 03:00 FRI (b01b3clm)

Charles Dickens 10:00 FRI (b01b3fqd)

Charles Dickens 14:00 FRI (b007wxhm)

Charles Dickens 15:00 FRI (b01b3fqd)

Clare in the Community 07:30 THU (b015ctw6)

Clare in the Community 22:00 THU (b015ctw6)

Comedy Greats 09:00 SAT (b007jthv)

Comedy Greats 19:00 SAT (b007jthv)

Dad's Army 08:30 THU (b00qmbky)

Dad's Army 12:30 THU (b00qmbky)

Dad's Army 19:30 THU (b00qmbky)

Delve Special 22:30 THU (b007jmm8)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:00 SUN (b01b1sbm)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:00 SUN (b01b1sbm)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 01:00 MON (b01b1sbm)

Desmond Olivier Dingle's Compleat Life and Works of William Shakespeare 05:00 SAT (b007k33j)

Desmond Olivier Dingle's Compleat Life and Works of William Shakespeare 17:00 FRI (b007k390)

Dick Francis 01:00 SAT (b007qg3v)

Eddie Izzard - Definite Article 22:00 SAT (b00gky8n)

Elvenquest 22:30 FRI (b00wdjz9)

Everyone Quite Likes Justin 07:30 WED (b01292g0)

Everyone Quite Likes Justin 22:00 WED (b01292g0)

Fat Chance 02:00 SAT (b019m4rs)

Fat Chance 09:00 FRI (b01b3fp9)

Fear on 4 18:00 SUN (b007jn6w)

Fear on 4 00:00 MON (b007jn6w)

Floggit's 08:30 SUN (b00ct1wp)

Floggit's 15:30 SUN (b00ct1wp)

Floggit's 20:30 SUN (b00ct1wp)

Front Row Interviews 10:50 SUN (b01b1scb)

Front Row Interviews 21:50 SUN (b01b1scb)

Front Row Interviews 01:50 MON (b01b1scb)

Garrison Keillor's Radio Show 08:00 SAT (b01b1rvx)

Garrison Keillor's Radio Show 15:00 SAT (b01b1rvx)

Garrison Keillor's Radio Show 01:00 SUN (b01b1rvx)

Hamish and Dougal: You'll Have Had Your Tea 23:45 MON (b007k1n1)

Hamish and Dougal: You'll Have Had Your Tea 09:45 TUE (b007k1n1)

Hamish and Dougal: You'll Have Had Your Tea 02:45 WED (b007k1n1)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:00 WED (b007k456)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:00 WED (b007k456)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:00 WED (b007k456)

Hercule Poirot 06:00 MON (b01b1zss)

Hercule Poirot 13:00 MON (b01b1zss)

Hercule Poirot 20:00 MON (b01b1zss)

Hercule Poirot 01:00 TUE (b01b1zss)

Hercule Poirot 06:00 TUE (b01b2vb6)

Hercule Poirot 13:00 TUE (b01b2vb6)

Hercule Poirot 20:00 TUE (b01b2vb6)

Hercule Poirot 01:00 WED (b01b2vb6)

Hercule Poirot 06:00 WED (b01b2zzr)

Hercule Poirot 13:00 WED (b01b2zzr)

Hercule Poirot 20:00 WED (b01b2zzr)

Hercule Poirot 01:00 THU (b01b2zzr)

Hercule Poirot 06:00 THU (b01b35f2)

Hercule Poirot 13:00 THU (b01b35f2)

Hercule Poirot 20:00 THU (b01b35f2)

Hercule Poirot 01:00 FRI (b01b35f2)

Hercule Poirot 06:00 FRI (b01b3fdv)

Hercule Poirot 13:00 FRI (b01b3fdv)

Hercule Poirot 20:00 FRI (b01b3fdv)

It Sticks Out Half A Mile 17:00 WED (b007jpvy)

It Sticks Out Half A Mile 05:00 THU (b007jpvy)

Johan Theorin - The Darkest Room 23:30 SAT (b01b1s05)

Katherine Thurston - The Masquerader 01:30 SAT (b00dps76)

Know Your Place 09:00 THU (b01b3b6b)

Know Your Place 02:00 FRI (b01b3b6b)

Last Days of Shandakor 18:30 WED (b007k2tj)

Last Days of Shandakor 00:30 THU (b007k2tj)

Last Days of Shandakor 18:30 THU (b007k30c)

Last Days of Shandakor 00:30 FRI (b007k30c)

Listen Against 22:30 WED (b00fl0gk)

Loose Ends 11:15 MON (b01b8wrp)

Loose Ends 21:15 MON (b01b8wrp)

Loose Ends 04:15 TUE (b01b8wrp)

Lucy Wood - Diving Belles 04:00 SAT (b019m52y)

MR James 00:45 SAT (b00pf12h)

McLevy 13:15 SAT (b00cfwp9)

McLevy 03:15 SUN (b00cfwp9)

Mr and Mrs Smith 07:30 TUE (b019rpw8)

Mr and Mrs Smith 22:00 TUE (b019rpw8)

Nick Warburton - The Toad Squad 14:30 SUN (b0076k00)

Nick Warburton - The Toad Squad 04:30 MON (b0076k00)

Nikolai Gogol - Three Ivans, Two Aunts and an Overcoat 07:00 MON (b00nm9sg)

Nikolai Gogol - Three Ivans, Two Aunts and an Overcoat 17:30 MON (b00nm9sg)

Nikolai Gogol - Three Ivans, Two Aunts and an Overcoat 05:30 TUE (b00nm9sg)

Old Harry's Game 23:00 FRI (b007k1xw)

Peter Tinniswood - On the Whole It's Been Jolly Good 11:15 THU (b007jqrr)

Peter Tinniswood - On the Whole It's Been Jolly Good 21:15 THU (b007jqrr)

Peter Tinniswood - On the Whole It's Been Jolly Good 04:15 FRI (b007jqrr)

Peter Tinniswood - Tales from the Backbench 14:30 MON (b00760x3)

Peter Tinniswood - Tales from the Backbench 14:30 TUE (b007611g)

Peter Tinniswood - Tales from the Backbench 14:30 WED (b007614r)

Peter Tinniswood - Tales from the Backbench 14:30 THU (b0076181)

Peter Tinniswood - Tales from the Backbench 14:30 FRI (b00764rh)

Peter Tinniswood 11:15 TUE (b007jw6z)

Peter Tinniswood 21:15 TUE (b007jw6z)

Peter Tinniswood 04:15 WED (b007jw6z)

Peter Tinniswood 11:15 WED (b007q9f4)

Peter Tinniswood 21:15 WED (b007q9f4)

Peter Tinniswood 04:15 THU (b007q9f4)

Peter Tinniswood 11:15 FRI (b007jw6t)

Peter Tinniswood 21:15 FRI (b007jw6t)

Philip K Dick - We Can Remember It for You Wholesale 18:30 SAT (b007mfgq)

Philip K Dick - We Can Remember It for You Wholesale 00:30 SUN (b007mfgq)

Pleased to Meet You 22:30 SUN (b007k3c3)

Round the Horne 14:30 SAT (b007jpq0)

Round the Horne 08:00 MON (b007jpsm)

Round the Horne 12:00 MON (b007jpsm)

Round the Horne 19:00 MON (b007jpsm)

Rubbish 23:30 WED (b00770pw)

Rudyard Kipling - The Jungle Book 09:30 SUN (b00d05bj)

Rudyard Kipling - The Jungle Book 16:30 SUN (b00d05bj)

Rudyard Kipling - The Jungle Book 05:30 MON (b00d05bj)

Russell Thorndike - The Last of Doctor Syn 06:30 FRI (b00pl15k)

Russell Thorndike - The Last of Doctor Syn 13:30 FRI (b00pl15k)

Russell Thorndike - The Last of Doctor Syn 20:30 FRI (b00pl15k)

Saturday Drama 13:30 SUN (b00d61qr)

Saturday Drama 03:30 MON (b00d61qr)

Says on the Tin 09:30 MON (b00g4fv7)

Says on the Tin 02:30 TUE (b00g4fv7)

Short Stories by John McGahern 11:00 MON (b00p4mc5)

Short Stories by John McGahern 21:00 MON (b00p4mc5)

Short Stories by John McGahern 04:00 TUE (b00p4mc5)

Short Stories by John McGahern 11:00 TUE (b00p84px)

Short Stories by John McGahern 21:00 TUE (b00p84px)

Short Stories by John McGahern 04:00 WED (b00p84px)

Short Stories by John McGahern 11:00 WED (b00pbv14)

Short Stories by John McGahern 21:00 WED (b00pbv14)

Short Stories by John McGahern 04:00 THU (b00pbv14)

Short Stories by John McGahern 11:00 THU (b00p1hnx)

Short Stories by John McGahern 21:00 THU (b00p1hnx)

Short Stories by John McGahern 04:00 FRI (b00p1hnx)

Short Stories by John McGahern 11:00 FRI (b00nvyzb)

Short Stories by John McGahern 21:00 FRI (b00nvyzb)

Smelling of Roses 05:30 SAT (b007k0d2)

Smelling of Roses 07:00 FRI (b007jrrq)

Smelling of Roses 17:30 FRI (b007jrrq)

Somerset Maugham - The Painted Veil Omnibus 12:00 SAT (b01b1rww)

Somerset Maugham - The Painted Veil Omnibus 02:00 SUN (b01b1rww)

Steptoe and Son 08:30 FRI (b007jn1s)

Steptoe and Son 12:30 FRI (b007jn1s)

Steptoe and Son 19:30 FRI (b007jn1s)

Strange Weather Days 07:15 SUN (b00fstjj)

Strange Weather Days 13:15 SUN (b00fstjj)

Take It From Here 08:00 SUN (b01b1s9l)

Take It From Here 15:00 SUN (b01b1s9l)

Take It From Here 20:00 SUN (b01b1s9l)

Take It From Here 03:00 MON (b01b1s9l)

That Reminds Me 11:00 SUN (b01b1z6v)

That Reminds Me 19:00 SUN (b01b1z6v)

That Reminds Me 02:00 MON (b01b1z6v)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 MON (b01b2qqn)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 TUE (b01b2wzb)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 WED (b01b350h)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 THU (b01b3cw2)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 FRI (b01b43r6)

The Ape That Got Lucky 22:30 TUE (b0080nk7)

The Big Booth 23:30 TUE (b007k2ww)

The Castle 23:30 THU (b00tbcdp)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 MON (b01c3993)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 THU (b01c39m5)

The End of the Road Show 23:00 WED (b00kmysd)

The Goon Show 08:00 TUE (b007jt71)

The Goon Show 12:00 TUE (b007jt71)

The Goon Show 19:00 TUE (b007jt71)

The Lost Stradivarius by J Meade Falkner 06:30 MON (m000519j)

The Lost Stradivarius by J Meade Falkner 13:30 MON (m000519j)

The Lost Stradivarius by J Meade Falkner 20:30 MON (m000519j)

The Lost Stradivarius by J Meade Falkner 01:30 TUE (m000519j)

The Lost Stradivarius by J Meade Falkner 06:30 TUE (m000ql4n)

The Lost Stradivarius by J Meade Falkner 13:30 TUE (m000ql4n)

The Lost Stradivarius by J Meade Falkner 20:30 TUE (m000ql4n)

The Lost Stradivarius by J Meade Falkner 01:30 WED (m000ql4n)

The Lost Stradivarius by J Meade Falkner 06:30 WED (b00cywfd)

The Lost Stradivarius by J Meade Falkner 13:30 WED (b00cywfd)

The Lost Stradivarius by J Meade Falkner 20:30 WED (b00cywfd)

The Lost Stradivarius by J Meade Falkner 01:30 THU (b00cywfd)

The Lost Stradivarius by J Meade Falkner 06:30 THU (b00cz5rg)

The Lost Stradivarius by J Meade Falkner 13:30 THU (b00cz5rg)

The Lost Stradivarius by J Meade Falkner 20:30 THU (b00cz5rg)

The Lost Stradivarius by J Meade Falkner 01:30 FRI (b00cz5rg)

The Lunar Effect 00:30 SAT (b007k1dn)

The Lunar Effect 18:30 MON (b007k1hv)

The Lunar Effect 00:30 TUE (b007k1hv)

The Lunar Effect 18:30 TUE (b007k1k4)

The Lunar Effect 00:30 WED (b007k1k4)

The Marx Brothers' Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel 08:30 MON (b0081s3d)

The Marx Brothers' Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel 12:30 MON (b0081s3d)

The Marx Brothers' Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel 19:30 MON (b0081s3d)

The Men from the Ministry 08:00 THU (b01b38kf)

The Men from the Ministry 12:00 THU (b01b38kf)

The Men from the Ministry 19:00 THU (b01b38kf)

The Michael Bentine Show 08:30 WED (b00kn7yv)

The Michael Bentine Show 12:30 WED (b00kn7yv)

The Michael Bentine Show 19:30 WED (b00kn7yv)

The Mortal Immortal by Mary Shelley 18:30 FRI (b007jw60)

The News Quiz Extra 23:00 MON (b01b2rxt)

The News Quiz Extra 09:00 TUE (b01b2rxt)

The News Quiz Extra 02:00 WED (b01b2rxt)

The Palace of Laughter 11:30 SUN (b007k2zj)

The Palace of Laughter 19:30 SUN (b007k2zj)

The Palace of Laughter 02:30 MON (b007k2zj)

The Parcel of Dreams 14:45 THU (b007vcn7)

The Price of Fear 00:00 SAT (b007jmn9)

The Price of Fear 18:00 MON (b007jnhf)

The Price of Fear 00:00 TUE (b007jnhf)

The Price of Fear 18:00 TUE (b007jmqz)

The Price of Fear 00:00 WED (b007jmqz)

The Price of Fear 18:00 WED (b007jmty)

The Price of Fear 00:00 THU (b007jmty)

The Price of Fear 18:00 THU (b007jmxv)

The Price of Fear 00:00 FRI (b007jmxv)

The Price of Fear 18:00 FRI (b007jn3p)

The Problem With Adam Bloom 23:30 SUN (b01b1z4r)

The Recall Man 04:15 SAT (b00kkdkk)

The Scarifyers 18:30 SUN (b01b1y01)

The Scarifyers 00:30 MON (b01b1y01)

The Stanley Baxter Playhouse 17:00 THU (b008m5xj)

The Stanley Baxter Playhouse 05:00 FRI (b008m5xj)

The TV Lark 14:00 SAT (b019m4j5)

The TV Lark 08:00 FRI (b01b3flq)

The TV Lark 12:00 FRI (b01b3flq)

The TV Lark 19:00 FRI (b01b3flq)

The Unbelievable Truth 07:30 MON (b019rlnl)

The Unbelievable Truth 22:00 MON (b019rlnl)

This Sceptred Isle 14:15 MON (b007js21)

This Sceptred Isle 14:15 TUE (b007js30)

This Sceptred Isle 14:15 WED (b007js3f)

This Sceptred Isle 14:15 THU (b007js3t)

This Sceptred Isle 14:15 FRI (b007js46)

Travels With a Donkey 14:45 MON (b00cglj2)

Travels With a Donkey 14:45 TUE (b00cgsrr)

Travels With a Donkey 14:45 WED (b00cgyjn)

Trevor's World of Sport 23:00 TUE (b00mv1sv)

We've Been Here Before 02:30 SAT (b00fz84k)

We've Been Here Before 09:30 FRI (b00g1rsp)

What's So Funny? 17:30 SAT (b019m4b5)

What's So Funny? 05:30 SUN (b019m4b5)

What's So Funny? 07:30 FRI (b01b3fkk)

What's So Funny? 22:00 FRI (b01b3fkk)

Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? 08:30 TUE (b007jrk2)

Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? 12:30 TUE (b007jrk2)

Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? 19:30 TUE (b007jrk2)