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SATURDAY 03 MARCH 2012

SAT 00:00 Jenny Stephens - Project Raphael (b008pc2y)
Episode 3

Malcolm and Polly set alarms ringing at Scarpendale, and the Laughing Dog secrets are finally revealed. Stars Deborah McAndrew.


SAT 00:30 John Wyndham - The Day of the Triffids (b007jrl5)
Episode 9

Bill Masen tries his best to support his blind group, but some problems prove to be insurmountable. Cult novel read by Roger May.


SAT 01:00 Wimsey (b00stsdc)
Gaudy Night

Episode 5

Questions galore for Lord Peter Wimsey - most about the case, but one very personal. Stars Ian Carmichael and Joanna David.


SAT 01:30 Father Brown Stories (b00y37bk)
Series 1

5. The Honour of Israel Gow

An eye for an eye and a tooth to satisfy Israel Gow.

Father Brown surveys the remnants of a battered corpse and talks of money.

Series of GK Chesterton's stories about the insightful clerical sleuth dramatised by John Scotney.

Starring Andrew Sachs as Father Brown.

With Henry Stamper as McCandlish, Graham Blockey as Johnstone, David Sinclair as Dacre, Ellen McIntosh as Mrs MacDonald, James Bryce as Old Jamie and Guy Holden as the Barman.

The Piper: Brian Supple.

Directed at BBC Bristol by Alec Reid.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1985.


SAT 02:00 Change at Oglethorpe (b007jzwk)
The Thin Controller

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

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

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

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

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in December 1995.


SAT 02:30 Spending My Inheritance (b00fsyld)
To Your Very Good Health

Sitcom by Clive Coleman, starring Kris Marshall as cash-strapped forty-something Harry, who has to watch from the sidelines as his newly retired parents start spending their hard-earned cash on themselves.

With all their spending on exercise machines and looking after themselves, Harry's parents seem in better shape than he is.

Harry ...... Kris Marshall
Jo ...... Raquel Cassidy
Brian ...... Kenneth Cranham
Liz ...... Judy Parfitt
Jess ...... Antonia Thomas
Assistant ...... Manjeet Mann
Doctor ...... Inam Mirza

Directed by Sam Hoyle.


SAT 03:00 Thomas Hardy - Tess of the D'Urbervilles (b007rpxy)
Episode 3

Set to wed clergyman's son Angel Clare, Tess is torn over whether to reveal her past. Stars Claire Rushbrook and Keith Barron.


SAT 04:00 My Animals and Other Family (b0076xgv)
Talking with Pigs

Julia takes up pig-keeping. Julia Blackburn concludes reading her autobiographical stories.


SAT 04:15 Shelagh Delaney - Out of the Pirate's Playhouse (b0076d28)
Five 11-year-olds are shocked to learn they are too old for their activity centre. Drama with Daniel Hanbridge and Brooke Vincent.


SAT 05:00 Brothers in Law (b007k1p0)
Series 2

In and Out

Lawyer Roger sets out to defend a prisoner overly fond of life behind bars.

Starring Richard Briers as Roger Thursby, Julia Lockwood as Sally, Bridget Armstrong as Joy, James Beck as Newman and Basil Dignam as the Judge.

Others parts by William Fox Leslie Heritage and Michael Kilgarriff.

Written by Henry Cecil and Basil Dawson.

Published in 1955, Henry Cecil's comic legal novel Brothers in Law was adapted first for TV in 1962 by Frank Muir and Denis Norden. It provided the first regular starring role for Richard Briers, who later reprised his role of the idealistic young lawyer Roger Thursby for BBC Radio between 1970 and 1972.

Producer: David Hatch

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1971.


SAT 05:30 The Little World of Don Camillo (b00vhlxd)
Series 4

The Wall

The priest is put to the test when building work threatens a religious icon. Stars Joss Ackland and Ian Hogg. From May 2004.


SAT 06:00 Mike Walker - The Sound of Fury (b00bqm6w)
The life and times of rock 'n' roll singer, Billy Fury.

Stricken with rheumatic fever as a child, and not expected to live beyond the age of 20, Billy Fury went on to become Britain's answer to Elvis Presley. But if you thought his story started with the huge hit 'Halfway to Paradise', think again...

Anton Lesser stars in Mike Walker’s drama is inspired by real events.

Billy Fury …. Anton Lesser
Larry Parnes …. Peter Whitman
Stuart Colman …. Robert Glenister
Russell Harty …. Rory Bremner
Dickie Pride …. Andy Serkis
Marty Wilde …. Ian Targett
Joe Brown …. Alistair McGowan
Jack Good …. Nicholas Boulton
Terry …. Peter Watts
The Nurse/Donna …. Siriol Jenkins
Hugh …. Jeremy Clyde
The Doctor …. Richard Tate
The Stage Door Man …. Ken Sharrock
The Producer …. Tom Bevan
The Interviewer …. James Taylor
The Woman in the Street …. Rachel Atkins

Songs performed by Gavin Stanley.

Born Ronald Wycherley on 17th April 1940, Billy Fury died 28th January 1983.

Director: Andy Jordan

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1994


SAT 07:30 The Anatomy of the Musical (b00t1qsr)
The Take-Home Number

Examining successful musicals, Russell Davies looks at the necessity of hit numbers, and songs that live on when a show ends.


SAT 08:00 Garrison Keillor's Radio Show (b01cv84c)
Series 7

Episode 20

From Nashville, Tennessee, the American funny man welcomes singer Emmylou Harris and master fiddler Stuart Duncan. From 2011.


SAT 09:00 2's Comedy (b007zzsn)
BBC Radio 2 - The First Year of Fun, with Ken Dodd

On 30th September 1967, the BBC Light Programme became BBC Radio 2. Primarily a music station, the network also regularly broadcast a variety of comedy series – many now regarded as classics.

The King of Knotty Ash, Ken Dodd introduces six fun-tastic gems transmitted during 2’s first 12 months on-air.

* ROUND THE HORNE * Series 4 Episode 15/16

Crofter Kenneth Horne meets Bona Prince Charlie, plus Rambling Syd Rumpo and the Bona Advertising agency run by Julian and Sandy.

Ever popular series with Kenneth Williams, Hugh Paddick and Betty Marsden. (2nd June 1968)

* THE CLITHEROE KID * Series 11 Episode 16/20 Have Snake Will Travel

Cheeky schoolboy Jimmy Clitheroe sparks chaos when his teacher sends him reptile hunting.

With Peter Sinclair, Patricia Burke, Danny Ross, Diana Day, Tony Melody and Derek Nimmo. (10th December 1967)

* THE NAVY LARK * Series 9 Episode 16/20 Cuthbert Joins The Navy

Mrs Povey insists her snooty nephew Cuthbert samples a career on the ocean wave aboard HMS Troutbridge.

Comedy afloat with Leslie Phillips, Jon Pertwee, Stephen Murray, Richard Caldicot, Heather Chasen, Ronnie Barker, Tenniel Evans and Michael Bates. (15th October 1967)

* THE EMBASSY LARK * Series 3 Episode 4/15 Up The Pole

The Ambassador flags up trouble in the spin-off from The Navy Lark. Set in the British Embassy in the fictional country of Tratvia.

Stars Derek Francis, Frank Thornton, Charlotte Mitchell, Francis de Wolfe, Peter Stephens and Michael Spice. (26th March 1968)

* I’M SORRY, I’LL READ THAT AGAIN * Series 6 Episode 1/13

Radio's Dave the Rave and The Legend of Bunny and Claude.

Songs and sketches with John Cleese, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden, David Hatch, Bill Oddie and Jo Kendall. (14th April 1968)

* THE KEN DODD SHOW *

Doddy reveals the tale of a legendary footballer, meet the Head of the Pips and it's panto time!.

With John Laurie, Patricia Hayes, Graham Stark and Judith Chalmers. (17th December 1967)

Producer: Nick St. George

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


SAT 12:00 Angarrack - Omnibus (b01cv8h2)
Christopher William Hill's black comedy revolves around a crumbling Cornish ancestral home. Sir Richard wishes to bequeath it to the National Trust, much to the fury of his wife.


SAT 13:15 Baroness Orczy - The Teahouse Detective (b007jmjf)
The de Genneville Peerage

A murder shatters Polly, as the old man's crime-solving efforts meet furious resistance. With Bernard Hepton and Suzanne Burden.


SAT 14:00 The Marx Brothers' Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel (b00f9y6d)
Series 3

Episode 1

Shady lawyer Waldorf T Flywheel stays in a haunted mansion. With guest star Spike Milligan as The Mayor of Witchfield.

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.

Starring Michael Roberts as Groucho Marx as Waldorf T Flywheel and Frank Lazarus as Chico Marx as Emmanuel Ravelli.

With Lorelei King, Graham Hoadly and Dick Vosburgh.

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

Music arranged and conducted by David Firman.

Producer: Dirk Maggs

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1992.


SAT 14:30 Dad's Army (b007jntl)
Series 2

Getting the Bird

Lance Corporal Jones is short of meat at his butcher's shop, so Private Walker arranges a special off-ration supply.

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

Captain Mainwaring …. Arthur Lowe
Sergeant Wilson …. John Le Mesurier
Corporal Jones …. Clive Dunn
Private Fraser …. John Laurie
Private Pike …. Ian Lavender
Private Godfrey …. Arnold Ridley
Private Walker …. Larry Martyn
The Vicar ...... Frank Williams
Sergeant Wilson’s Daughter ...... Diana Bishop
Announcer …. John Snagge

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1975.


SAT 15:00 Garrison Keillor's Radio Show (b01cv84c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SAT 16:00 Mike Walker - The Sound of Fury (b00bqm6w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 What's So Funny? (b01ckdgx)
Series 2

Episode 22

Ed Byrne is joined by Sandi Toksvig, Andrew Maxwell and Alex Lowe to discuss the best of the week in British comedy.


SAT 18:00 Mike Walker - Alpha (b0080p6l)
An all-knowing computer appears to have an independent life of its own - an abomination for those who believe in a supreme creator.

Father Marquez is sent to interrogate ‘Alpha’ to decide whether or not it can be allowed to exist. During their conversations, Marquez finds out far more than he expects about both Alpha and - much more disturbingly - himself...

Mike Walker’s chilling drama won Gold at the Sony Radio Academy Awards 2001.

Stars David Calder as Father Marquez, Sarah-Jane Holm as Alpha, John Moffatt as Cardinal Correlli, Ana Sofrenovia as Katerina, Daniel O'Grady as Tom and Lexi Ross as Sophia.

Original music composed and played by David Chilton.

Producer: Gordon House

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in 2001.


SAT 19:00 2's Comedy (b007zzsn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 Eddie Izzard (b01d2c5q)
Circle

The comedian performs live in New York with his unique commentary on religion and the history of England. From 2000.


SAT 23:15 Ruth Rendell Stories (b00mqcx9)
The Wink

Elderly Jean exacts revenge on the man who raped her when she was only a teenager.

Ruth Rendell's short story read by Kathy Staff.

Producer: Julia Butt

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.


SAT 23:30 John Godey - The Taking of Pelham 123 (b01cv8px)
Episode 3

Tensions mount for the terrified New York's hostages aboard a busy commuter train, as the demands of the heavily-armed hijackers reach the Mayor.

Read by William Hope.

John Godey's thriller abridged in 5-parts by Neville Teller.

A best-seller in 1973, 'The Taking of Pelham 123' was made into the 1974 film starring Walter Matthau and Robert Shaw, a 1998 TV-movie remake of the same title, and a 2009 film starring Denzel Washington and John Travolta. The novel's impact - and that of the subsequent 1974 film - apparently resulted in New York's City Transit Authority banning any scheduling of a train departing Pelham station at 1:23 for many years.

Using the pen name John Godey, Brooklyn-born author Morton Freedgood's crime novels include 'A Thrill a Minute With Jack Albany', 'Never Put Off Till Tomorrow What You Can Kill Today' and 'The Three Worlds of Johnny Handsome'.

Producer: Heather Larmour

Made for BBC Radio Extra by BBC Northern Ireland.

First broadcast in 2012.



SUNDAY 04 MARCH 2012

SUN 00:00 Mike Walker - Alpha (b0080p6l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 Garrison Keillor's Radio Show (b01cv84c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:00 Angarrack - Omnibus (b01cv8h2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 on Saturday]


SUN 03:15 Baroness Orczy - The Teahouse Detective (b007jmjf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:15 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 Mike Walker - The Sound of Fury (b00bqm6w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 What's So Funny? (b01ckdgx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 Nicholas Nickleby Omnibus (b007k4rz)
Episode 4

The situation gets worse when Mr Mantalini intervenes. Smike finds a home - of sorts. Dickens dramatisation with Oliver Milburn.


SUN 07:15 The People of the British Museum (b009nqfw)
Heavenly Houses

Danny Danziger meets the long-serving curator of clocks and watches, David Thompson, and tours the beautiful collections.


SUN 07:30 Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section (b01cj461)
Pilot

Comedian Alex Horne (from BBC 4's We Need Answers) brings his 5 piece jazz band to Radio 4 in this one-off audience show that combines comedy, improvisation, storytelling and music. Alex and the band explore the fantasies of a computer programmer; try combat aerobics for the over 60s; learn to speak 'jazz' and journey into space. Meanwhile special guest, the explorer Benedict Allen, finds out if music can enhance his rumble in the jungle.

Alex Horne - Host
Joe Auckland - Trumpet
Mark Brown - Saxophone
Will Collier - Bass
Ben Reynolds - Drums and percussion
Joe Stilgoe - Keyboards and piano

Producer - Julia McKenzie.


SUN 08:00 Take It From Here (b01cv9v2)
From 30/04/1958

Flavours of Italy are on the menu, while Eth's claiming Ron is a daddy's boy in 'The Glums'.

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 April 1958.


SUN 08:30 Parsley Sidings (b007jp7p)
Series 2

A Night Out

A stranded passenger sparks a chain of disasters at the sleepy railway station.

Starring Arthur Lowe as Horace, Kenneth Connor as Bradshaw/Clara, Liz Fraser as Gloria, Ian Lavender as Bert, John Graham as the Inspector/Minister and Hilary Pritchard as Doris.

Jim Eldridge's eponymous series is set in a sleepy railway station. The Hepplewhites have run 'Parsley Sidings' station for generations and the current Station Master, Horace, hopes that his son Bert will continue the line. Mild-mannered Ticket Clerk Bert wants to work anywhere but on the railways. His colleague, Station Announcer Gloria Simpkins, secretly loves him. Porter Percy Valentine is an archetypal wheeler-dealer and the ancient Signalman, Bradshaw, causes havoc and dispenses home-made remedies in equal measure. The 'Parsley Sidings' nemesis is Phineas Perkins, the station master of Potwhistle Halt, one stop down the line.

Producer: Edward Taylor

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in October 1973.


SUN 09:00 Rosemary Sutcliff - Brother Dusty Feet (b01cvb29)
Episode 3

by Rosemary Sutcliff, dramatised by Shaun McKenna

The players get lost in the mists of Kent and find themselves in a very strange household indeed.
Hugh is now acting regularly and one of the Dusty Feet. But would he give it all up, if he had a chance of his old dream?

Hugh ..... Josef Lindsay
Narrator ..... Adjoa Andoh
Tobias Pennyfeather ..... Allan Corduner
Jonathan Whiteleaf ..... Peter Hamilton Dyer
Shepherd/Master Heritage ..... Gerard McDermott
Nicky Bodkin/Martin ..... Gwilym Lee
Janet/Aunt Alison/Ann ..... Jane Whittenshaw
Thomas Trumpington/Benjamin Bunsell ..... Carl Prekopp

Producer/Director ..... Marion Nancarrow.


SUN 09:30 FH Burnett - The Secret Garden (b00rm084)
Episode 5

What will Mr Craven discover on his return home? Conclusion to Frances Hodgson Burnett's classic, with Beryl Reid.


SUN 10:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b08wz5q9)
Islands

Anthony Minghella

From Bach to Van Morrison.

Playwright and film director Anthony Minghella shares his castaway choices with Sue Lawley.

Anthony grew up on the Isle of Wight in a close-knit family of Italian descent, and says that he has never felt truly English.

It is not surprising therefore that his most successful film explores questions of identity and nationality. That film, The English Patient, won nine Oscars. It is, he admits, unashamedly moving, since for him the purpose of fiction is to "exercise the emotional muscle".

Music, too, plays an important part in his life. He listens to music as he writes and the structure of many of his plays and film scripts are influenced by it.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1997.


SUN 10:50 Front Row Interviews (b01cvb5t)
America Ferrera

4 Extra Debut. Actress America Ferrera on starring in a musical, and creating the look for TV's Ugly Betty, in conversation with Mark Lawson.


SUN 11:00 Jerome K Jerome - Three Men in a Boat (b01cvb6v)
Episode 3

"At Abingdon, the river passes by the streets. Abingdon is a typical country town of the smaller order - quiet, eminently respectable, clean and desperately dull."

George, Harris and J encounter a tragedy and some nasty weather, as they conclude their holiday on the River Thames - with Montmorency the dog.

Adapted and performed in three episodes by Jeremy Nicholas.

Music by Jeremy Nicholas. Performed by The Grimethorpe Colliery Band

Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1984.


SUN 11:30 Dad Made Me Laugh (b007k14d)
Nick Wisdom

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

Producer: Mike Walker

First broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland in Octobber 2005.


SUN 12:00 Nicholas Nickleby Omnibus (b007k4rz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SUN 13:15 The People of the British Museum (b009nqfw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today]


SUN 13:30 Dick Francis (b007nn4g)
Bonecrack

Trouble abounds when Neil Griffon takes over managing his stricken father's racing stables at Newmarket.

He's forced to break every rule in the trainer's book.

Francis Matthews stars in Dick Francis's blockbuster thriller first published in 1971.

Neil Griffon …. Francis Matthews
Maggie Lake …. Caroline Blakiston
Alessandro Rivera …. Mark Colleano
Etty Craig …. Edwina Wray
Neville Griffon …. Dennis Bowen
Enso Rivera …. Roger Snowdon
Carlo …. Ray Handy
Cal …. Roy Stephens
Vet …. David Sharpe
Tommy Hoylake …. Rex Holdsworth

Dramatised by John Ashe.
Director: Brian Miller

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1976.


SUN 15:00 Take It From Here (b01cv9v2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 15:30 Parsley Sidings (b007jp7p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 16:00 Rosemary Sutcliff - Brother Dusty Feet (b01cvb29)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SUN 16:30 FH Burnett - The Secret Garden (b00rm084)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


SUN 17:00 A History of the World in 100 Objects Omnibus (b00vhf4l)
The Threshold of the Modern World (AD 1375-1550)

Neil MacGregor, the director of the British Museum in London, continues his global history as told through objects from the Museum's collection.

In about 1450 a string of great empires dominated the world. The Ottoman Turks were threatening Europe with invasion. Asia was dominated by Ming China and the Timurid Empire, but the world's largest state was the Inca Empire in South America. Europe, in contrast, was a patchwork of squabbling powers. Yet there were the first signs of a shift towards a connection of all the world's continents by European exploration that would mark the beginning of a recognisably modern world. These new maritime empires brought Europe's fragmented kingdoms great wealth. The rhinoceros that inspired Durer's iconic print was a present from an Indian Sultan to a Portuguese governor.

Producer: Paul Kobrak.


SUN 18:00 Fear on 4 (b007jnpz)
Series 2

Survival

A group of people in outer space find things become a matter of life or death, each dependant on the other in a horrifying way.

The Man in Black sets the horrifying scene...

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

Written by John Wyndham and dramatized by Pat Hooker.

The Man In Black …. Edward de Souza
Alice …. Karen Ascoe
Marshall …. David March
Carter …. Martin Dew
Mrs Feltham …. Eva Stuart
Mr. Feltham/Al …. Michael Graham Cox
David/ TV Newsreader …. Simon Cuff
Hank/Bowman …. Joe Dunlop
Temple …. Nicholas Courtney
Rogers …. Richard Tate
Capt. Winters …. Michael Deacon
Prentiss …. John Moffat

Producer: Gerry Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1989.


SUN 18:30 Weird Tales (b00vk756)
Series 1

The Loop by Chris Harrald

It is 1906 and workers on the new London underground network unearth some mysterious remains.

A young archaeologist investigates and discovers that there are some mysteries better left undisturbed...

Written by Chris Harrald.

Series of four chilling dramas inspired by Lovecraft's stories of magical rites and forbidden lore.

Lovecraft/Samuelson ...... Stephen Hogan
Geoffrey Coombs ...... Geoffrey Streatfeild
Lucy Allen ...... Sophie Roberts
Mr Hodge ...... Stephen Critchlow
Billy ...... Joe Prospero
Feasy ...... Paul Rider
Workman ...... Matt Addis
Waitress ...... Lizzy Watts

Producer: Faith Collingwood

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2009.


SUN 19:00 Jerome K Jerome - Three Men in a Boat (b01cvb6v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 19:30 Dad Made Me Laugh (b007k14d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:30 today]


SUN 20:00 Take It From Here (b01cv9v2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 20:30 Parsley Sidings (b007jp7p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b08wz5q9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


SUN 21:50 Front Row Interviews (b01cvb5t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:50 today]


SUN 22:00 Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section (b01cj461)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 22:30 The Maltby Collection (b00xmvwb)
Series 2

Episode 5

The museum staff pitch their ideas for a special exhibition. Stars Geoffrey Palmer and Julian Rhind-Tutt. From June 2008.


SUN 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b01cvbk0)
The Comedy Club brings you laughs six nights a week. Andi Osho chats to this week's guest.


SUN 23:00 Newsjack (b01cj3nb)
Series 6

Episode 2

Made for 4 Extra. Justin Edwards and the team tastefully make fun of the news stories from the last seven days.


SUN 23:30 The Harpoon (b00b3gv0)
Series 1

Episode 3

'Laughing through the Depression' - with a slightly budget issue of your nostalgic bumper golden weekly.

With Julian Dutton, Peter Baynham, Alistair McGowan, Mary Elliot-Nelson and Bryonie Pritchard.

Producer: Sarah Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1991.



MONDAY 05 MARCH 2012

MON 00:00 Fear on 4 (b007jnpz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 00:30 Weird Tales (b00vk756)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b08wz5q9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


MON 01:50 Front Row Interviews (b01cvb5t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:50 on Sunday]


MON 02:00 Jerome K Jerome - Three Men in a Boat (b01cvb6v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:30 Dad Made Me Laugh (b007k14d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:30 on Sunday]


MON 03:00 Take It From Here (b01cv9v2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Sunday]


MON 03:30 Dick Francis (b007nn4g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:30 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Rosemary Sutcliff - Brother Dusty Feet (b01cvb29)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 FH Burnett - The Secret Garden (b00rm084)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 Cadfael (b007k23t)
Dead Man's Ransom

1. Hostage

As civil war takes its toll on Shrewsbury, the detective monk takes action.

Ellis Peters’ medieval thriller featuring Benedictine monk Brother Cadfael.

Dramatised in five-parts by Bert Coules.

It’s 1141. Beyond the walls of Shrewsbury’s Abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, civil war rages. The Deputy Sheriff of Shropshire returns from the Battle of Lincoln with disastrous news that King Stephen has been captured. The Sheriff himself has been kidnapped by the Welsh, and England’s very future is uncertain.

Cadfael …. Philip Madoc
Sister Magdalen …. Susannah York
Hugh Beringar …. Jonathan Tafler
Elis …. Jason Hughes
Radulfus …. Trevor Peacock
Herbard …. Shaun Prendergast
Aline …. Lorien Haynes
Lad …. David Holt
Narrator …. Michael Kitchen

Music by Peter Salem.

Producer: Neil Cargill.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1995.


MON 06:30 Father Brown Stories (b00y9tqf)
Series 1

6. The Hammer of God

Retribution that comes from above is not always divine.

Nevertheless Father Brown reaches the evil in the heart of the good...

Series of GK Chesterton's stories about the insightful clerical sleuth dramatised by John Scotney.

Starring Andrew Sachs as Father Brown.

With Bryan Matheson as Wilfred Boedric, Phillip Manikum as Doctor Westley, Paul Nicholson as Norman Boedric, Tony Phillips as Simeon Barnes, Deborah Paige as Mrs Thurston, Robin Summers as PC Barton, David Sinclair as Inspector Stow and John Webb as Josian Risby.

Directed at BBC Bristol by Alec Reid.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1985.


MON 07:00 Married (b007tm4g)
Series 2

The Truth Is Out There

Robin uses a scam from his old universe to make himself rich in his new universe.

In the process he attracts the attention of the security services and learns the horrible truth about Operation War of the Worlds.

Hugh Bonneville stars in Tony Bagley's comedy.

Robin .... Hugh Bonneville
Lesley .... Josie Lawrence
Dirk .... Steve Frost
Murdo …. Lewis MacLeod
Elaine …. Janet Ellis
Vernon …. Simon Greenall
Ned …. Sam Bradley

Producer: Claire Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2000.


MON 07:30 Just a Minute (b01cjm56)
Series 62

Episode 4

Panellists Paul Merton, Liza Tarbuck, Josie Lawrence and Kit Hesketh-Harvey join host Nicholas Parsons for the popular panel game where they have to speak on a given subject for sixty seconds without hesitation, repetition or deviation.

This week Paul Merton tells us about his Perfect Lie-In, Josie Lawrence reveals details of her Perfect Date, Kit Hesketh-Harvey describes how to Throw a Successful Party and Liza Tarbuck brings the show to a standstill with her revelations about her aptitude for Belly Dancing.

Devised by Ian Messiter.

Producer: Claire Jones.


MON 08:00 Beyond Our Ken (b008kmgm)
From 26/08/1958

Ooh la la! Monsieur Kenneth Horne hits Paris - and 'Hornerama' reports on the future of motoring.

Starring Kenneth Horne, Kenneth Williams, Hugh Paddick, Betty Marsden and Ron Moody.

Written by Eric Merriman and Barry Took

Music from Pat Lancaster, the Malcolm Mitchell Trio and the BBC Review Orchestra conducted by Paul Fenoulhet.

Announcer: Douglas Smith

A madcap mix of sketches and songs, Beyond Our Ken hit the airwaves in 1958 and ran to 1964 - featuring regulars like Arthur Fallowfield, Cecil Snaith and Rodney and Charles.

The precursor to 'Round The Horne' - sadly only 13 shows survive from the original run of 21 episodes in Series 1. Audio restored using both home and overseas (BBC Transcription Service) recordings.

Producer: Jacques Brown

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in August 1958.


MON 08:30 The Marx Brothers' Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel (b0089jcz)
Series 3

Episode 2

An escaped murderer is after the shady lawyer Waldorf T Flywheel.

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.

Starring Michael Roberts as Groucho Marx as Waldorf T Flywheel and Frank Lazarus as Chico Marx as Emmanuel Ravelli.

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 July 1992.


MON 09:00 Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section (b01d51th)
Series 1

With David O'Doherty

In a new brand music comedy series comedian Alex Horne and his 5 piece band give us a latin lesson; ponder the language that unifies us all and guest comedian David O Doherty takes us for a noisy ride in the 'quiet carriage'.

Host .... Alex Horne
Trumpet/banjo .... Joe Auckland
Saxophone/clarinet ....Mark Brown
Double Bass/Bass .... Will Collier
Drums and Percussion .... Ben Reynolds
Piano/keyboard .... Joe Stilgoe
Guest performer ....David O'Doherty

Producer .... Julia McKenzie.


MON 09:30 Says on the Tin (b00h62pp)
Face Cream

Eliott and Esther are on the brink of admitting their attraction when a young actress with a father fixation fixes on Eliott.

Comedy by Christopher William Hill about an American ad man, forced to relocate to London.

Eliott Thurber ...... Michael Brandon
Esther Finn ...... Samantha Bond
Hannah Walker ...... Pippa Haywood
Pippa Walker ...... Manjeet Mann
Zadie ...... Joannah Tincey
Baz ...... Inam Mirza
Max ...... Robert Lonsdale
Rutter ...... Stephen Critchlow
Angelique ...... Donnla Hughes

Other parts played by Janice Acquah, Jill Cardo, Jonathan Tafler and Gunnar Cauthery.

Producer: Liz Webb

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2009.


MON 10:00 Thomas Hardy - Tess of the D'Urbervilles (b007rsyv)
Episode 4

Rejected Tess hopes that husband Angel will forgive her, but then she meets the father of her child. Stars Claire Rushbrook.


MON 11:00 Roshi Fernando - Homesick (b01cvdpz)
The Clangers

A young girl turns to her favourite TV programme to make sense of her world.

A powerful collection exploring identity by British born Sri Lankan writer, Roshi Fernando.

Read by Amara Karan.

Producer: Gemma Jenkins

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra and first broadcast in March 2012.


MON 11:15 Loose Ends (b01cvcr0)
This week Clive chats to Nicholas Owen, the news anchor, reporter and correspondent who has taken the chance to report on his own life in his autobiography 'Days Like This'.

Marine biologist Monty Halls tells Clive about taking the plunge to live the life of a Cornish fisherman for his new BBC 2 series, "The Fisherman's Apprentice".

Nikki Bedi gets cosy with actor Stephen Mangan who will be returning to our screens in the guise of Dirk Gently, Douglas Adams' self-styled 'holistic detective'.

Actor, comedian, occasional singer songwriter Keith Allen tells us about his Channel 4 documentary Keith Allen Meets Nick Griffin. And what happened when he serenaded the the leader of the BNP on his ukulele.

Music comes from Jeb Loy Nichols, an American-born singer, songwriter and musician. His music combines elements of soul, country, folk, reggae and blues. Jeb plays Countrymusicdisco45 from his ninth solo album 'The Jeb Loy Nichols Special'.

Katy Carr is a London based performer whose distinctive cabaret-folk style has likened her somewhere between Lady Gaga and Vera Lynn. She's joined by The Aviators to perform 'Kommander's Car' from her album 'Coquette'.

Producer: Cathie Mahoney.


MON 12:00 Beyond Our Ken (b008kmgm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 The Marx Brothers' Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel (b0089jcz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 Cadfael (b007k23t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 Father Brown Stories (b00y9tqf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 Charles Dickens - Nicholas Nickleby (b007k4t2)
Episode 21

Nicholas meets the distressed Madeline Bray. Dramatisation of Dickens' novel with Alex Jennings and Oliver Milburn.


MON 14:15 This Sceptred Isle (b007jsf2)
The First Political Parties

Charles II begins his long reign and the first political parties emerge. Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles.


MON 14:30 Uncle Mort's South Country (b007jrfc)
Series 2

The Brothers Rotten

Carter Brandon and his uncle let rip at their food, the clergy and the army. Peter Tinniswood's adventures with Sam Kelly.


MON 14:45 Sissinghurst: An Unfinished History (b010n1c8)
Childhood

Adam Nicolson's story of the popular British garden, started in 1932 by grandparents Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson.


MON 15:00 Thomas Hardy - Tess of the D'Urbervilles (b007rsyv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b015pb3p)
Mel Giedroyc gets the lowdown on Britain's only posionous snake and asks who's better - zombies or vampires? Plus, we hear the first part of our story Vlad The Drac.


MON 17:00 The Random Jottings of Hinge and Bracket (b007jzq5)
Having a Field Day

The dear ladies must tackle the curse of the village carnival. Starring Dr Evadne Hinge and Dame Hilda Bracket. From May 1983.


MON 17:30 Married (b007tm4g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 18:00 James Follett - The Destruction Factor (b007k4lg)
The Seeds of Creation

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

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

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

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

Producer: David Spencer

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


MON 18:30 John Wyndham - The Day of the Triffids (b007jrll)
Episode 10

With most of the population blinded, Bill Masen is determined to find Josella. But where does he start? Cult novel read by Roger May.


MON 19:00 Beyond Our Ken (b008kmgm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 The Marx Brothers' Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel (b0089jcz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 Cadfael (b007k23t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 Father Brown Stories (b00y9tqf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 Roshi Fernando - Homesick (b01cvdpz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:15 Loose Ends (b01cvcr0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


MON 22:00 Just a Minute (b01cjm56)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section (b01d51th)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b01dnds5)
The Comedy Club offers two hours of laughs six nights a week. Arthur Smith chats with this week's special guest, Ade Edmondson.


MON 23:00 The Now Show (b01cks52)
Series 36

With Andy Parsons and Lynne Truss

Topical comedy with Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis. This week Lynne Truss, Andy Parsons, Laura Shavin and Mitch Benn join Steve and Hugh for a look at the week's biggest (and smallest) stories.


MON 23:30 The Mitch Benn Music Show (b007w3z1)
Series 1

Episode 6

The musical comedian presents his selection of classic comic songs. His guest is former Juicepig, Phil Nicol. From August 2005.



TUESDAY 06 MARCH 2012

TUE 00:00 James Follett - The Destruction Factor (b007k4lg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 John Wyndham - The Day of the Triffids (b007jrll)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 Cadfael (b007k23t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 Father Brown Stories (b00y9tqf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section (b01d51th)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 Says on the Tin (b00h62pp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 Thomas Hardy - Tess of the D'Urbervilles (b007rsyv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 Roshi Fernando - Homesick (b01cvdpz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:15 Loose Ends (b01cvcr0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 The Random Jottings of Hinge and Bracket (b007jzq5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 Married (b007tm4g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 Cadfael (b007k254)
Dead Man's Ransom

2. Ambassador

The detective monk's plan for a hostage exchange falters when love raises its head.

Ellis Peters’ medieval thriller featuring Benedictine monk Brother Cadfael.

Dramatised by Bert Coules.

It’s 1141. Beyond the walls of Shrewsbury’s Abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, civil war rages. The Deputy Sheriff of Shropshire returns from the Battle of Lincoln with disastrous news that King Stephen has been captured. The Sheriff himself has been kidnapped by the Welsh, and England’s very future is uncertain.

Cadfael …. Philip Madoc
Hugh Beringar …. Jonathan Tafler
Elis …. Jason Hughes
Melicent …. Kate Odey
Prince Owain …. Sion Probert
Radulfus …. Trevor Peacock
Cristina …. Siobahn Flynn
Eliud …. Mark Lewis Jones
Edmund/Ithel …. Shaun Prendergast
Maurice …. Douglas Blackwell
Narrator …. Michael Kitchen

Music by Peter Salem.

Producer: Neil Cargill.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1995.


TUE 06:30 Father Brown Stories (b00yb1z9)
Series 1

The Sins of Prince Saradine

A case of eloping noblemen, blood feuds and vengeful thoughts. Andrew Sachs stars as GK Chesterton's insightful clerical sleuth.


TUE 07:00 Mr Finchley Goes to Paris (b00g27dk)
Episode 1

Mr Finchley finds himself on his way to Paris to track down a rather irresponsible client.

But before he sets off, he has an important question to put to a certain widow of his acquaintance...

Richard Griffiths returns as shy solicitor's clerk, Edgar Finchley.

Series two of the adventures written by Victor Canning.

Mrs Crantel ...... Anna Cropper
Mr Sprake ...... James Grout
Lawrence Hume ...... Piers Gibbon
Mrs Patten ...... Jill Graham
David White ...... James Taylor
Mavis ...... Teresa Gallagher
The Frenchman ...... Barry Gordon

Narrated by James Villiers.

Adapted in six parts by Andy and Eric Merriman.

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in May 1994.


TUE 07:30 Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! (b01cjwv9)
Series 7

The Viewing

Arthur finds a cunning way of nosing around a neighbours home, as he masquerades as a potential purchaser, he also receives interesting news from an old friend in Spain.

Count Arthur Strong (Steve Delaney) - one time Variety Star, now sole proprietor and owner of Doncaster's Academy of Performance - is a show business legend, raconteur, and lecturer extraordinaire. He stars in a Sitcom with regular sidekick Wilfred Taylor, Master Butcher, and a host of other characters.

All false starts and nervous fumbling badly covered up by a delicate sheen of bravado and self-assurance, and an expert in everything from the world of entertainment to the origin of the species, everyday life with Arthur is an enlightening experience.

Cast:
Steve Delaney
Mel Giedroyc
Alastair Kerr
David Mounfield

Producer: John Leonard
A Komedia production for BBC Radio 4.


TUE 08:00 The Goon Show (b008wf71)
Series 7

The Nadger Plague

Neddie Seagoon turns to witchcraft in a bid to thwart Grytpype-Thynne and Moriarty

Groundbreaking, surreal BBC radio comedy written by Spike Milligan and Larry Stephens.

Starring:
Peter Sellers
Harry Secombe
Spike Milligan

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

With the Ray Ellington Quartet and Max Geldray.

Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott.

Announcer: Wallace Greenslade

Producer: Peter Eton

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in October 1956.


TUE 08:30 Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (b007jrzw)
The Old Magic

Poorly Terry gets some shock news from Bob.

Starring James Bolam as Terry Collier and Rodney Bewes as Bob Ferris.

With Anita Carey, Barbara Ogilvie, Brenda Cavendish and Anthony Smee.

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 September 1975.


TUE 09:00 The Now Show (b01cks52)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:30 The Mitch Benn Music Show (b007w3z1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:30 on Monday]


TUE 10:00 Thomas Hardy - The Mayor of Casterbridge (b007jpd3)
The Horse Fair

A drunken night sparks a disastrous chain of events for the respectable, Michael Henchard, that's set to haunt him for years to come...

Stars David Calder as Michael Henchard, Jason Flemyng as Donald Farfrae, Janet Dale as Susan, Andrea Wray as Elizabeth-Jane and Mary Wimbush as the Furmity-seller.

19th century Dorset is brought vividly to life in Thomas Hardy 's magnificent story of a man whose impetuous, vital character is the seed of his own downfall.

Music arranged and played by Dave Townsend and the Mellstock Band.

Dramatised in 4-parts by Sally Hedges

Directed at BBC Pebble Mill by Nigel Bryant

First broadcast on BBC Radio in 1994.


TUE 11:00 Roshi Fernando - Homesick (b01cvkch)
The Turtle

A fractured family finds solace in a newly hatched egg. Stories of Sri Lankan immigrants in Britain, read by Seeta Indrani.


TUE 11:15 Have Your Cake (b011d7nb)
Bitter Chocolate Cake

Spectacular cakes for special moments - Maggie helps neighbour Sabina. Nicola Baldwin's culinary drama stars Lesley Sharp.


TUE 12:00 The Goon Show (b008wf71)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (b007jrzw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 Cadfael (b007k254)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 Father Brown Stories (b00yb1z9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 Charles Dickens - Nicholas Nickleby (b007k4v8)
Episode 22

Arthur Gride has an unwelcome proposal in store for Madeline Bray. Dramatisation of Dickens' novel with Alex Jennings.


TUE 14:15 This Sceptred Isle (b007jsfx)
The Great Plague and the Great Fire

In the space of one year, London suffered two of Britain's greatest catastrophes. Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain.


TUE 14:30 Uncle Mort's South Country (b007jrfs)
Series 2

Kindlewood Night

A mysterious night of passion and kindling awaits Carter Brandon and his uncle. Peter Tinniswood's adventures with Sam Kelly.


TUE 14:45 Sissinghurst: An Unfinished History (b010n4n3)
Family

Adam Nicolson recalls life at the famous Kent garden. His mother leaves the family home, and tourism takes over from farming.


TUE 15:00 Thomas Hardy - The Mayor of Casterbridge (b007jpd3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b015pcqm)
Mel Giedroyc explores the history of Worcester sauce, the value of pocket money, and hears about the camerman who took a plane ride with a pair of moose.


TUE 17:00 Flying the Flag (b00b0317)
Series 2

A Tooth for a Tooth

There’s no extradition agreement yet between the UK and the People's Republic - but some accusations can’t be lightly brushed aside...

Alex Shearer's Eastern Bloc embassy sitcom.

Starring Dinsdale Landen as HM Ambassador Mackenzie, Peter Acre as William Frost, Moir Leslie as Helen Waterson, Stephen Greif as the United States Ambassador and Christopher Benjamin as Colonel Surikov.

Producer: Pete Atkin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1988.


TUE 17:30 Mr Finchley Goes to Paris (b00g27dk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 18:00 James Follett - The Destruction Factor (b007k4mr)
The Devil's Harvest

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

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

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

Producer: David Spencer

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


TUE 18:30 John Wyndham - The Day of the Triffids (b007jrm1)
Episode 11

Bill and Coker are reunited with some of the original University group - but Josella isn't with them.

Roger May continues a 17-part unabridged reading of John Wyndham's cult sci-fi novel - an unsettlingly vivid and thrillingly realised tale of ecological apocalypse.

Producer: Susan Carson

Made for BBC 7 by BBC Northern Ireland and first broadcast in 2004.


TUE 19:00 The Goon Show (b008wf71)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (b007jrzw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 Cadfael (b007k254)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 Father Brown Stories (b00yb1z9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 Roshi Fernando - Homesick (b01cvkch)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 21:15 Have Your Cake (b011d7nb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


TUE 22:00 Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! (b01cjwv9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 Linda Smith's A Brief History of Timewasting (b008wmnh)
Series 2

Museum of East End Life

A new museum of East End Life, shaped like an enormous upturned whelk cup, means more structural damage to Linda's laid-back lifestyle.

Sitcom written by and starring Linda Smith.

With Femi Elufowoju Jnr, Jeremy Hardy, Margaret John, Martin Hyder and Chris Neill.

Producer: Jon Rolph

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2002.


TUE 23:00 Deep Trouble (b00spp7t)
Series 1

Episode 4

A stray astronaut and a rock band spark confusion on board submarine HMS Goliath. Stars Jim Field Smith. From November 2005.


TUE 23:30 The Big Booth (b007jryj)
Series 2: The Big Booth Too

Episode 6

Half an hour of mistaken identity, stolen photographic negatives and songs about anglepoise lamps

With Big AI, Stephen Frost, Rich Hall, Vivienne Soan, Jim Sweeney and Mariella Frostrup -who is not Magnus Magnusson. Or James Mason.

Boothby Graffoe concludes his series of surreal laughs.

Written by Boothby Graffoe and Dave Thompson.

Producer: Lucy Armitage

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2001.



WEDNESDAY 07 MARCH 2012

WED 00:00 James Follett - The Destruction Factor (b007k4mr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 John Wyndham - The Day of the Triffids (b007jrm1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 Cadfael (b007k254)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 Father Brown Stories (b00yb1z9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 The Now Show (b01cks52)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


WED 02:30 The Mitch Benn Music Show (b007w3z1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:30 on Monday]


WED 03:00 Thomas Hardy - The Mayor of Casterbridge (b007jpd3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 Roshi Fernando - Homesick (b01cvkch)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:15 Have Your Cake (b011d7nb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 Flying the Flag (b00b0317)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 Mr Finchley Goes to Paris (b00g27dk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 Cadfael (b007k26f)
Dead Man's Ransom

3. A Princely Death

Ellis goes from being a hostage to a murder suspect. Detective monk Brother Cadfael investigates.

Ellis Peters’ medieval thriller featuring Benedictine monk Brother Cadfael.

Dramatised by Bert Coules.

Cadfael …. Philip Madoc
Hugh Beringar …. Jonathan Tafler
Sister Magdalen …. Susannah York
Elis …. Jason Hughes
Melicent …. Kate Odey
Eliud …. Mark Lewis Jones
Radulfus …. Trevor Peacock
Herbard/Ithel …. Shaun Prendergast
Maurice/Rhys …. Douglas Blackwell
Anion …. Matthew Morgan
Narrator …. Michael Kitchen

Music by Peter Salem.

Producer: Neil Cargill.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1995.


WED 06:30 Father Brown Stories (b00f0sgw)
Series 2

The Perishing of the Pendragons

Mystery afloat as a Cornish family's curse starts to unravel. Who will come into his rightful inheritance - and will Father Brown be in time to avert a tragedy?

Stars Andrew Sachs as Father Brown.

GK Chesterton's stories of an amateur clerical sleuth with an uncanny understanding of the criminal mind at work.

Father Brown ...... Andrew Sachs
Flambeau ...... Olivier Pierre
The Admiral ...... Edward Kelsey
Sir Cecil Fanshaw ...... Brian Hewlett
Tregear ...... Keith Kraushaar
Tommy/Walter ...... James Goode

Dramatised by John Scotney

Directed at BBC Bristol by Alec Reid

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1986


WED 07:00 The Right Time (b00c90g4)
Series 3

Episode 1

Gym shenanigans, finding a fox - and can you feel sexy at 60?

The sketch comedy for people growing older disgracefully.

Stars Eleanor Bron, Graeme Garden, Neil Innes, Clive Swift, Roger Blake and Pam Ayres.

Written by Pam Ayres, Mike Coleman, Jan Etherington, Graeme Garden, Neil Innes, Colin Bostock-Smith, Bob Sinfield, Chris Thompson, Pete Reynolds, Tony Bagley, Richard Turner and Phil Nice,

Script Editor: Geoff Parsons.

Music by Ronnie & The Rex and Neil Innes.

Producer: Claire Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2003.


WED 07:30 Mark Thomas: The Manifesto (b01ckggk)
Series 4

Episode 4

Comedian-activist Mark Thomas and his studio audience at The Stand Comedy Club in Glasgow consider policy proposals for a People's Manifesto.

This week's agenda:
1) A kick-starter to kick Scotland out of the Union.
2) Bankers to be given bonuses in the form of NHS donation cards.
and
3) An end to bank fees for those on a family income of less than £30,000.

Plus there are plenty of "any other business" policy suggestions from the audience.

Written and presented by Mark Thomas
Produced by Colin Anderson.


WED 08:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007lrqy)
Series 4

The New Secretary

The lad's plan to hire help is thwarted by the very scary Grizelda Pugh.

Starring Tony Hancock.

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

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 November 1956.


WED 08:30 The Michael Bentine Show (b00l2mcj)
From 27/05/1984

From a ghost hunter to a collector of holes.

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 Nineteen Ninety-Eight (b01cvp13)
Episode 5

Even Edward's allies find themselves absorbed by AmJap. Orwellian sitcom with David Threlfall and Hugh Laurie. From May 1987.


WED 09:30 Foul Play (b00yy8yz)
Series 4

Deadline News

Crime writers Ruth Dudley Edwards and Robert Richardson try to solve the murder of a model.

With the help of witnesses played by Maria McErlane and Lee Simpson.

Murder mystery panel game chaired by Simon Brett.

Producer: Liz Anstee

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1998.


WED 10:00 Thomas Hardy - The Mayor of Casterbridge (b007jpdj)
Rivals

Apart for 19 years, the ashamed Michael Henchard is finally reunited with his wife, Susan - but his pain isn't over yet...

Stars David Calder as Michael Henchard, Janet Dale as Susan, Andrea Wray as Elizabeth-Jane, Jason Flemyng as Donald Farfrae, Sandra Berkin as Lucetta and Gerry Hinks as Solomon Longways.

19th century Dorset is brought vividly to life in Thomas Hardy 's magnificent story of a man whose impetuous, vital character is the seed of his own downfall.

Music arranged and played by Dave Townsend and the Mellstock Band.

Dramatised in 4-parts by Sally Hedges

Directed at BBC Pebble Mill by Nigel Bryant

First broadcast on BBC Radio in 1994.


WED 11:00 Roshi Fernando - Homesick (b01cvpc2)
Nil's Wedding

On her wedding day, Nil reflects on the meaning of home. Stories of Sri Lankan immigrants in Britain, read by Amara Karan.


WED 11:15 Have Your Cake (b011dd7m)
Private Parkin

A man claiming to be a chef gatecrashes the cake club. Nicola Baldwin's culinary drama stars Lesley Sharp and Tamsin Greig.


WED 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007lrqy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 The Michael Bentine Show (b00l2mcj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 Cadfael (b007k26f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 Father Brown Stories (b00f0sgw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 Charles Dickens - Nicholas Nickleby (b007jsbf)
Episode 23

Mrs Nickleby is flattered by the attentions of an amorous old neighbour. Dramatisation of Dickens' novel with Alex Jennings.


WED 14:15 This Sceptred Isle (b007jsgb)
Unholy Trinity Church, Law and Medicine

According to Culpepper, liberty is impaired by three sorts of men: priests, physicians and lawyers. Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain.


WED 14:30 Uncle Mort's South Country (b007jrg4)
Series 2

The End of the Road

Carter Brandon and his uncle enjoy a near fatal finale to their travels. Peter Tinniswood's adventures with Christian Rodska.


WED 14:45 Sissinghurst: An Unfinished History (b010nn2r)
Dealing With the Trust

Reading his account of the famous Kent garden, Adam Nicolson wants to create an organic farm, but others aren't so sure.


WED 15:00 Thomas Hardy - The Mayor of Casterbridge (b007jpdj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b015pqjr)
Mel Giedroyc finds out how to apologise properly, learns the history of the kilt and hears about the inspiration for Dracula's castle. Plus, the next episode of Vlad the Drac.


WED 17:00 It Sticks Out Half A Mile (b007jq8k)
The Pin-Up Girl

Who can be persuaded to pose for the 'What The Butler Saw' machine on the pier in Frambourne-on-Sea?

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
Dudley Watkins ...... Christopher Biggins
Mr Hunter ...... Robin Parkinson.

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

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in September 1984.


WED 17:30 The Right Time (b00c90g4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 18:00 James Follett - The Destruction Factor (b007k4ny)
The Wings of Azreal

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

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

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

Producer: David Spencer

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


WED 18:30 John Wyndham - The Day of the Triffids (b007jrmd)
Episode 12

Bill and Coker check out of Tynsham Manor and set out to track down the rest of the University group. Cult novel read by Roger May.


WED 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007lrqy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 The Michael Bentine Show (b00l2mcj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 Cadfael (b007k26f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 Father Brown Stories (b00f0sgw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 Roshi Fernando - Homesick (b01cvpc2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 21:15 Have Your Cake (b011dd7m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


WED 22:00 Mark Thomas: The Manifesto (b01ckggk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 Ross Noble Goes Global (b01cvr0t)
Series 2

Egypt

The comedian entertains bewildered Bedouins in the desert and ponders the merits of doing a wildlife show. From May 2003.


WED 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b01dndtq)
The Comedy Club offers two hours of laughs six nights a week. More chat with Arthur Smith and this week's special guest, Ade Edmondson.


WED 23:00 Edge Falls (b007tc73)
Series 1

Healthy Week

Feel the burn! Edge Falls is going fit, fit, fit.

And while there's Pilates in the car park and a separate fat section in the restaurant one desperate man just wants to return a sales item.

Paul Barnhill and Neil Warhurst's sitcom following the lives of the staff of Edge Falls Retail Village starring Sarah Lancashire and Mark Benton.

Mick................................Mark Benton
Sonya.............................Sarah Lancashire
Rez............................... Emil Marwa
Valerie........................... Sarah Hadland
Rick Turino .........................Anthony Glennon
Miranda.............................Lindsay Allen
Victor/Jim............................Neil Warhurst
Karl.................................Paul Barnhill
Woman............................Rachel Bavidge

Director: Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2007.


WED 23:30 Any Bloke (b007jxqg)
Series 1

Roots

Stay-at-home dad Phil promises to take Sophie to a local playgroup. Stars Jim Sweeney and Caroline Quentin. From October 1993.



THURSDAY 08 MARCH 2012

THU 00:00 James Follett - The Destruction Factor (b007k4ny)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 John Wyndham - The Day of the Triffids (b007jrmd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 Cadfael (b007k26f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 Father Brown Stories (b00f0sgw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 Nineteen Ninety-Eight (b01cvp13)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 Foul Play (b00yy8yz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 Thomas Hardy - The Mayor of Casterbridge (b007jpdj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 Roshi Fernando - Homesick (b01cvpc2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:15 Have Your Cake (b011dd7m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 It Sticks Out Half A Mile (b007jq8k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 The Right Time (b00c90g4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 Cadfael (b007k27q)
Dead Man's Ransom

4. Allies

A second murder suspect disappears, and monk-cum-sleuth Brother Cadfael journeys to Wales.

Ellis Peters’ medieval thriller featuring Benedictine monk Brother Cadfael.

Dramatised by Bert Coules.

Cadfael …. Philip Madoc
Hugh Beringar …. Jonathan Tafler
Sister Magdalen …. Susannah York
Elis …. Jason Hughes
Melicent …. Kate Odey
Prince Owain …. Sion Probert
Radulfus …. Trevor Peacock
Eliud …. Mark Lewis Jones
Ithel/Edmund/Herbard …. Shaun Prendergast
Cristina …. Siobahn Flynn
Griffri …. Douglas Blackwell
Anion …. Matthew Morgan
Narrator …. Michael Kitchen

Music by Peter Salem.

Producer: Neil Cargill.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1995.


THU 06:30 Father Brown Stories (b00f0sgy)
Series 2

The Arrow of Heaven

An American millionaire safe in his fortress, death threats, a murky past and a bolt from the blue. Father Brown, on his first visit to the United States, unravels the mystery and exposes thereby a mire of hypocrisy.

Stars Andrew Sachs as Father Brown.

GK Chesterton's stories of an amateur clerical sleuth with an uncanny understanding of the criminal mind at work.

Father Brown ...... Andrew Sachs
Barnard ...... Ed Bishop
Harris ...... Guy Gregory
Wendell ...... Andrew Branch
Norman Drage ...... Sean Prendergast
Brander Merton ...... Richard Durden
Peter Wayne ...... Johnny Myers
Matt ...... Harry Towb
Customs Officer ...... Tim Reynolds

Dramatised by John Scotney

Directed at BBC Bristol by Alec Reid.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1986.


THU 07:00 Chambers (b007jntq)
Series 1

The American

When star American lawyer Thurman Berkley arrives in chambers for a week, a culture clash seems inevitable.

But the stuffy John Fuller-Carp will do anything to win a case - even if it means adopting the rapping rhythms Thurman used so successfully in the OK Stimpson trial.

A run-of-the-mill GBH gets the full transatlantic treatment.

Clive Coleman’s sitcom about the questionable practices of a group of barristers.

John Fuller Carp ...... John Bird
Hilary Tripping ...... James Fleet
Ruth Quirke ...... Lesley Sharp
Vince ...... Jonathan Kydd
Thurman Berkley ...... David Harewood

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1996.


THU 07:30 It's Not What You Know (b01ckr46)
Series 1

Episode 2

"The Thick Of It" star, Rebecca Front, Fast Show actor and comedian, Simon Day, and award-winning Geordie comic, Jason Cook nominate one of their intimate circle to answer questions about their relationship, to try and prove how well they know them.

With Miles Jupp chairing – if the panel can predict the responses their nominees gave, they get points.

Rebecca thinks she knows her father, Charles Front, a retired illustrator and calligrapher, pretty well. Simon examines his relationship with best friend, Conrad Butlin, a stylist from Notting Hill in London. And Jason plumps for his mother, Pat, a recruitment consultant from Hebburn in Newcastle - and, it turns out, something of a Loose Women fan...

Producer: Sam Michell.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2012.


THU 08:00 The Men from the Ministry (b01cwpns)
A Great Convenience

The calamitous civil servants have to make a decision about a historic toilet.

One 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 Slight Case of Demolition’ made in May 1980.


THU 08:30 Dad's Army (b007jnxm)
Series 2

Don't Fence Me In

Captain Mainwaring is horrified when some prisoners of war escape from a camp.

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

Captain Mainwaring …. Arthur Lowe
Sergeant Wilson …. John Le Mesurier
Corporal Jones …. Clive Dunn
Private Fraser …. John Laurie
Private Godfrey …. Arnold Ridley
Private Pike …. Ian Lavender
Private Walker …. Larry Martyn
General Monteverdi …. Cyril Shaps
Captain Turner …. John Ringham
Prisoner of War …. Sion Probert
Announcer …. John Snagge

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1975.


THU 09:00 Crowned Hudds (b00q9px6)
A Comedy of Arrows

King John gets ambushed. Roy Hudd's historical royal romp, with June Whitfield and Jeffrey Holland. From August 1995.


THU 09:30 The Cavity Within (b007709x)
Episode 1

Marty has finally settled on a life in dentistry, like his father and grandfather before him. But the dysfunctional practice he's joined seems to have its own cavity within. Will he have the patients?

Written by Jim Poyser

Starring Chris O'Dowd as Marty, Jeff Rawle as Pete, Mark Straker as Tim, Christine Kavanagh as Anna, John Rowe as Mr Holmes, Emma Noakes as Sarah, Tracy Wiles as Mum and Sam Dale as Mr Burgess.

Director: Peter Kavanagh

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2006.


THU 10:00 Thomas Hardy - The Mayor of Casterbridge (b007jpdx)
The Conjuror and the Choir

Battling regrets from his drunken actions two decades before, Michael Henchard reaches breaking point.

Stars David Calder as Michael Henchard, Sandra Berkin as Lucetta, Andrea Wray as Elizabeth-Jane and Jason Flemyng as Donald Farfrae.

19th century Dorset is brought vividly to life in Thomas Hardy 's magnificent story of a man whose impetuous, vital character is the seed of his own downfall.

Music arranged and played by Dave Townsend and the Mellstock Band.

Dramatised in 4-parts by Sally Hedges

Directed at BBC Pebble Mill by Nigel Bryant

First broadcast on BBC Radio in 1994.


THU 11:00 Roshi Fernando - Homesick (b01cwpxn)
At the Barndance

Preethi gets an unexpected glimpse of what might have been. Stories of Sri Lankan immigrants in Britain, read by Seeta Indrani.


THU 11:15 Have Your Cake (b011djvk)
Fairy Cakes

When her daughter quits art school, Maggie enlists help and gets baking. Amanda Whittington's culinary drama stars Lesley Sharp.


THU 12:00 The Men from the Ministry (b01cwpns)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 Dad's Army (b007jnxm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 Cadfael (b007k27q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 Father Brown Stories (b00f0sgy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 Charles Dickens - Nicholas Nickleby (b007jsbq)
Episode 24

Will Madeline Bray agree to Arthur Gride's proposal? Dramatisation of Dickens' novel with Alex Jennings, Timothy Bateson and Michelle Wesson.


THU 14:15 This Sceptred Isle (b007jsgm)
The First Winston Churchill

The influence and legacy of King Charles II, who died in 1685. Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles.


THU 14:30 Uncle Mort's Celtic Fringe (b007jnb2)
Series 1

Croeso to Whatsitsname

Carter Brandon takes his Uncle Mort on holiday to Wales. Peter Tinniswood's adventures with Stephen Thorne and Sam Kelly.


THU 14:45 Sissinghurst: An Unfinished History (b010nrtr)
Setbacks and Struggles

In his account of the famous Kent garden, Adam Nicolson faces opposition to his plan to return to productive farming.


THU 15:00 Thomas Hardy - The Mayor of Casterbridge (b007jpdx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b015pw1n)
Mel Giedroyc digests the truth about venus fly traps, hears about the art of shoe shining and gets an education in puppy training. Plus there's another episode of Vlad the Drac.


THU 17:00 For Better or for Worse (b00tfbf7)
Series 2

Episode 3

Can Bernard keep his job and his fiancee, while opposing a new bypass? Stars Su Pollard and Gorden Kaye. From December 1994.


THU 17:30 Chambers (b007jntq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 18:00 James Follett - The Destruction Factor (b007jpbg)
Birdstrike

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

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

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

Producer: David Spencer

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


THU 18:30 John Wyndham - The Day of the Triffids (b007jrmt)
Episode 13

More determined than ever to find his friend Josella, Bill Masen faces a tough decision. Cult novel read by Roger May.


THU 19:00 The Men from the Ministry (b01cwpns)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 Dad's Army (b007jnxm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 Cadfael (b007k27q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 Father Brown Stories (b00f0sgy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 Roshi Fernando - Homesick (b01cwpxn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


THU 21:15 Have Your Cake (b011djvk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


THU 22:00 It's Not What You Know (b01ckr46)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 Newsjack (b01cws31)
Series 6

Episode 3

Justin Edwards and the team tastefully make fun of the news stories from the last seven days.


THU 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b01dndvm)
The Comedy Club offers two hours of laughs six nights a week. More chat with Arthur Smith and this week's special guest, Ade Edmondson.


THU 23:00 Revolting People (b0089mbr)
Series 3

Young Love

Captain Brimshaw receives fresh orders from his father - to return to England and marry his cousin...

Sitcom set just before the American War of Independence,

Written by Andy Hamilton and Jay Tarses.

McGurk ...... Andy Hamilton
Samuel ...... Jay Tarses
Captain Brimshaw ...... James Fleet
Mary ...... Jan Ravens
Joshua ...... Tony Maudsley
Lord Brimshaw ...... Hugh Dennis
Emily ...... Penelope Nice

Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2004.


THU 23:30 Think the Unthinkable (b007m4dz)
Series 2

Riddlington Plastic

The consultants marvel at the world wide web, and Ryan gets embroiled in a protest. Stars Marcus Brigstocke. From November 2002.



FRIDAY 09 MARCH 2012

FRI 00:00 James Follett - The Destruction Factor (b007jpbg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 John Wyndham - The Day of the Triffids (b007jrmt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 Cadfael (b007k27q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 Father Brown Stories (b00f0sgy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 Crowned Hudds (b00q9px6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 The Cavity Within (b007709x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 Thomas Hardy - The Mayor of Casterbridge (b007jpdx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 Roshi Fernando - Homesick (b01cwpxn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:15 Have Your Cake (b011djvk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 For Better or for Worse (b00tfbf7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 Chambers (b007jntq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 Cadfael (b007k28z)
Dead Man's Ransom

5. A Helping Hand

With a strong case against Elis, will Brother Cadfael solve the sheriff's murder?

Conclusion of Ellis Peters’ medieval thriller dramatised by Bert Coules.

Cadfael …. Philip Madoc
Hugh Beringar …. Jonathan Tafler
Sister Magdalen …. Susannah York
Elis …. Jason Hughes
Melicent …. Kate Odey
Prince Owain …. Sion Probert
Eliud …. Mark Lewis Jones
Ithel/Herbard …. Shaun Prendergast
Cristina …. Siobahn Flynn
Villager …. David Holt
Narrator …. Michael Kitchen

Music by Peter Salem.

Producer: Lissa Evans

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1991.


FRI 06:30 Father Brown Stories (b007jp3p)
Series 2

The Mistake of the Machine

A suspect is locked away, but has a prison governor got the right man? Can Father Brown discover the answer as he makes his way across America?

Stars Andrew Sachs as Father Brown.

GK Chesterton's stories of an amateur clerical sleuth with an uncanny understanding of the criminal mind at work.

Father Brown ...... Andrew Sachs
O'Connor ...... TP McKenna
McGurk ...... Billy Boyle
Usher ...... Don Fellows
Prisoner ...... Brian Haines
Todd ...... Ed Bishop
Butler ...... Manning Wilson
Convict ...... Stuart Organ

Dramatised by John Scotney

Directed at BBC Bristol by Alec Reid.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1986.


FRI 07:00 Smelling of Roses (b007k0v3)
Series 2

Romance Is Dead

Rosie's event management company arranges activities for the partners of conference. delegates for a major finance company.

Meanwhile Kate thinks this is her ticket back to a high-flying job....

Prunella Scales stars in the second of four series of Simon Brett's sitcom following the trials and tribulations of Rosie Burns and her event-management company based in Brighton.

With Arabella Weir as Kate, Rebecca Callard as Jo, Duncan Preston as Bob, Annette Badland as Tess, Debbie Norman as Sheila Wilkinson and Alan Cowan as Philip Wilkinson.

Producer: Maria Esposito

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2001.


FRI 07:30 What's So Funny? (b01cwsjm)
Series 2

Episode 23

Ed Byrne is joined by Danny Robins and Paul Sinha to take in the best of British comedy from radio and screen.


FRI 08:00 The TV Lark (b01cwsl9)
The Potarneyland Election

Troutbridge TV hitches a lift aboard a destroyer to cover a far flung historic ballot.

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 Lt Samuel Pepys Washington Birt/Harold MacMillan and Commander Stanton) and Richard Caldicote as the Deputy Controller.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in March 1963.


FRI 08:30 Steptoe and Son (b007jnjq)
Series 6

Loathe Story

Sleepwalking Harold gives dad Albert a fright.

Starring Wilfrid Brambell and Harry H Corbett as Steptoe and Son.

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

Albert ...... Wilfrid Brambell
Harold ...... Harry H Corbett
Psychiatrist ...... Graham Stark
Bunty ...... Jo Manning Wilson
Mrs Kennington-Stroud ...... Margot Boyd

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 later adapted for radio.

Producer: Bobby Jaye

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 2 in February 1976.


FRI 09:00 Change at Oglethorpe (b007k04h)
The Brew That Is True

June's passion for station manager, David has so far been unrequited. But an interesting recipe in Old Cronwick's Book of Potions from Field and Forest should change all that...

Meanwhile, Rocket is expecting to meet an old flame when the Royal Train is diverted through the station.

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

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

Other parts played by Paul Jenkins.

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in December 1995.


FRI 09:30 Spending My Inheritance (b00fz0wd)
Saga Louts

Sitcom by Clive Coleman, starring Kris Marshall as cash-strapped forty-something Harry, who has to watch from the sidelines as his newly retired parents start spending their hard-earned cash on themselves.

Harry's parents offer to take him and his family on holiday.

Harry ...... Kris Marshall
Jo ...... Raquel Cassidy
Brian ...... Kenneth Cranham
Liz ...... Judy Parfitt
Jess ...... Antonia Thomas
Ron ...... Stephen Critchlow
Linda ...... Janice Acquah
Aristos ...... Chris Pavlo

Directed by Sam Hoyle.


FRI 10:00 Thomas Hardy - The Mayor of Casterbridge (b007jpfd)
The Skimmity Ride

Forever haunted by his reckless past, the ex-Mayor of Casterbridge, Michael Henchard, is becoming desperate...

Stars David Calder as Michael Henchard, Andrea Wray as Elizabeth-Jane, Sandra Berkin as Lucetta, Jason Flemyng as Donald Farfrae and John Nettles as Newson.

The dramatic denouement of Thomas Hardy 's magnificent story of a man whose impetuous, vital character is the seed of his own downfall.

Music arranged and played by Dave Townsend and the Mellstock Band.

Dramatised in 4-parts by Sally Hedges

Directed at BBC Pebble Mill by Nigel Bryant

First broadcast on BBC Radio in 1994.


FRI 11:00 Roshi Fernando - Homesick (b01cwv65)
Test

A day out with his son gives Rohan new understandings of love. Stories of Sri Lankan immigrants in Britain, read by Paul Bazely.


FRI 11:15 Have Your Cake (b011f57z)
Scripture Cake

A recipe triggers an unlikely friendship for Maggie. Amanda Whittington's tasty drama stars Lesley Sharp and Sheila Hancock.


FRI 12:00 The TV Lark (b01cwsl9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 Steptoe and Son (b007jnjq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 Cadfael (b007k28z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 Father Brown Stories (b007jp3p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 Charles Dickens - Nicholas Nickleby (b007jsc0)
Episode 25

With the wedding imminent, Nicholas decides he must take action. Dickens dramatisation stars Alex Jennings, Oliver Milburn and Timothy Bateson.


FRI 14:15 This Sceptred Isle (b007jsgz)
Paradise Lost to Pilgrim's Progress

The concerns of John Milton and John Bunyan, and the fear of Catholicism. Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles.


FRI 14:30 Uncle Mort's Celtic Fringe (b007jnbj)
Series 1

Happy Days

An old man acts like a child when Carter Brandon and Uncle Mort take him out for the day, in Peter Tinniswood's adventures with Sam Kelly.


FRI 14:45 Sissinghurst: An Unfinished History (b010nxrw)
The Way Forward

Concluding his recollections, Adam Nicolson must convince his workers to back the garden's return to a working landscape.


FRI 15:00 Thomas Hardy - The Mayor of Casterbridge (b007jpfd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b015r2bg)
Mel Giedroyc serves up a ghoulish show full of haunted houses, horror stories and little creatures of the forest. Plus, there's the final part of this week's story Vlad the Drac.


FRI 17:00 Brothers in Law (b007k1xl)
Series 2

Polite Notice

Parking his car lands bungling barrister Roger in a jam.

Starring Richard Briers as Roger Thursby, John Glyn-Jones as Grimes, Julia Lockwood as Sally, Bridget Armstrong as Joy, David Jason as Bannister, Gerald Cross as the Judge.

Others parts by Sean Arnold and Douglas Blackwell.

Written by Henry Cecil and Basil Dawson.

Published in 1955, Henry Cecil's comic legal novel Brothers in Law was adapted first for TV in 1962 by Frank Muir and Denis Norden. It provided the first regular starring role for Richard Briers, who later reprised his role of the idealistic young lawyer Roger Thursby for BBC Radio between 1970 and 1972.

Producer: David Hatch

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1971.


FRI 17:30 Smelling of Roses (b007k0v3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 18:00 James Follett - The Destruction Factor (b007jpbx)
Search and Destroy

Despite the national emergency, landowners try to profit from the deadly Exon strain.

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

Max Flinders ...... TP McKenna
Denise Exon ...... Rosalind Adams
Howard Rogers ...... Paul Copley
Nurse ...... Joan Matheson
Prime Minister ...... Noel Johnson
Blowers ...... Michael Shannon
TV Presenter ...... Henry Knowles
TV PA ...... Mary Elliott Nelson
Climatorium Technician ...... Rod Beacham
Helicopter Pilot ...... Peter Wickham
Farmer ...... Roy Spencer
Corporal ...... Gregory de Polnay
Sachs ...... Denis Goacher

Producer: David Spencer

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


FRI 18:30 John Wyndham - The Day of the Triffids (b007jrnw)
Episode 14

As his hunt for Josella continues, Bill Masen also tries to help the orphaned Susan. Cult novel read by Roger May.


FRI 19:00 The TV Lark (b01cwsl9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 Steptoe and Son (b007jnjq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 Cadfael (b007k28z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 Father Brown Stories (b007jp3p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Roshi Fernando - Homesick (b01cwv65)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 21:15 Have Your Cake (b011f57z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


FRI 22:00 What's So Funny? (b01cwsjm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 The Big Fun Show (b00l6jfn)
Episode 3

Sketch series with Paul Merton, Julian Clary, Tony Hawks and Josie Lawrence - before they hit the big time. From January 1988.


FRI 23:00 Old Harry's Game (b007jpf2)
Series 2

Too Far

Satan instructs Scumspawn to perform the most gross and humiliating act of all time.

Has the Prince of Darkness finally gone too far?

Andy Hamilton's comedy series set in Hell.

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

Other characters played by Philip Pope, Felicity Montagu and Nick Revell.

Producer Paul Mayhew-Archer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1998.


FRI 23:30 Lionel Nimrod's Inexplicable World (b007jtql)
Series 2

The Scheme of Things

Where does Britain fit in the Theatre of Being?

Cult New Age comedy that answers the questions which leave other shows scratching their beards.

Starring Stewart Lee and Richard Herring.

With:
Rebecca Front
Armando Iannucci

And the voice of Tom Baker.

Producer: Sarah Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1993.




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

2's Comedy 09:00 SAT (b007zzsn)

2's Comedy 19:00 SAT (b007zzsn)

A History of the World in 100 Objects Omnibus 17:00 SUN (b00vhf4l)

Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section 07:30 SUN (b01cj461)

Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section 22:00 SUN (b01cj461)

Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section 09:00 MON (b01d51th)

Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section 22:30 MON (b01d51th)

Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section 02:00 TUE (b01d51th)

Angarrack - Omnibus 12:00 SAT (b01cv8h2)

Angarrack - Omnibus 02:00 SUN (b01cv8h2)

Any Bloke 23:30 WED (b007jxqg)

Baroness Orczy - The Teahouse Detective 13:15 SAT (b007jmjf)

Baroness Orczy - The Teahouse Detective 03:15 SUN (b007jmjf)

Beyond Our Ken 08:00 MON (b008kmgm)

Beyond Our Ken 12:00 MON (b008kmgm)

Beyond Our Ken 19:00 MON (b008kmgm)

Brothers in Law 05:00 SAT (b007k1p0)

Brothers in Law 17:00 FRI (b007k1xl)

Cadfael 06:00 MON (b007k23t)

Cadfael 13:00 MON (b007k23t)

Cadfael 20:00 MON (b007k23t)

Cadfael 01:00 TUE (b007k23t)

Cadfael 06:00 TUE (b007k254)

Cadfael 13:00 TUE (b007k254)

Cadfael 20:00 TUE (b007k254)

Cadfael 01:00 WED (b007k254)

Cadfael 06:00 WED (b007k26f)

Cadfael 13:00 WED (b007k26f)

Cadfael 20:00 WED (b007k26f)

Cadfael 01:00 THU (b007k26f)

Cadfael 06:00 THU (b007k27q)

Cadfael 13:00 THU (b007k27q)

Cadfael 20:00 THU (b007k27q)

Cadfael 01:00 FRI (b007k27q)

Cadfael 06:00 FRI (b007k28z)

Cadfael 13:00 FRI (b007k28z)

Cadfael 20:00 FRI (b007k28z)

Chambers 07:00 THU (b007jntq)

Chambers 17:30 THU (b007jntq)

Chambers 05:30 FRI (b007jntq)

Change at Oglethorpe 02:00 SAT (b007jzwk)

Change at Oglethorpe 09:00 FRI (b007k04h)

Charles Dickens - Nicholas Nickleby 14:00 MON (b007k4t2)

Charles Dickens - Nicholas Nickleby 14:00 TUE (b007k4v8)

Charles Dickens - Nicholas Nickleby 14:00 WED (b007jsbf)

Charles Dickens - Nicholas Nickleby 14:00 THU (b007jsbq)

Charles Dickens - Nicholas Nickleby 14:00 FRI (b007jsc0)

Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! 07:30 TUE (b01cjwv9)

Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! 22:00 TUE (b01cjwv9)

Crowned Hudds 09:00 THU (b00q9px6)

Crowned Hudds 02:00 FRI (b00q9px6)

Dad Made Me Laugh 11:30 SUN (b007k14d)

Dad Made Me Laugh 19:30 SUN (b007k14d)

Dad Made Me Laugh 02:30 MON (b007k14d)

Dad's Army 14:30 SAT (b007jntl)

Dad's Army 08:30 THU (b007jnxm)

Dad's Army 12:30 THU (b007jnxm)

Dad's Army 19:30 THU (b007jnxm)

Deep Trouble 23:00 TUE (b00spp7t)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:00 SUN (b08wz5q9)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:00 SUN (b08wz5q9)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 01:00 MON (b08wz5q9)

Dick Francis 13:30 SUN (b007nn4g)

Dick Francis 03:30 MON (b007nn4g)

Eddie Izzard 22:00 SAT (b01d2c5q)

Edge Falls 23:00 WED (b007tc73)

FH Burnett - The Secret Garden 09:30 SUN (b00rm084)

FH Burnett - The Secret Garden 16:30 SUN (b00rm084)

FH Burnett - The Secret Garden 05:30 MON (b00rm084)

Father Brown Stories 01:30 SAT (b00y37bk)

Father Brown Stories 06:30 MON (b00y9tqf)

Father Brown Stories 13:30 MON (b00y9tqf)

Father Brown Stories 20:30 MON (b00y9tqf)

Father Brown Stories 01:30 TUE (b00y9tqf)

Father Brown Stories 06:30 TUE (b00yb1z9)

Father Brown Stories 13:30 TUE (b00yb1z9)

Father Brown Stories 20:30 TUE (b00yb1z9)

Father Brown Stories 01:30 WED (b00yb1z9)

Father Brown Stories 06:30 WED (b00f0sgw)

Father Brown Stories 13:30 WED (b00f0sgw)

Father Brown Stories 20:30 WED (b00f0sgw)

Father Brown Stories 01:30 THU (b00f0sgw)

Father Brown Stories 06:30 THU (b00f0sgy)

Father Brown Stories 13:30 THU (b00f0sgy)

Father Brown Stories 20:30 THU (b00f0sgy)

Father Brown Stories 01:30 FRI (b00f0sgy)

Father Brown Stories 06:30 FRI (b007jp3p)

Father Brown Stories 13:30 FRI (b007jp3p)

Father Brown Stories 20:30 FRI (b007jp3p)

Fear on 4 18:00 SUN (b007jnpz)

Fear on 4 00:00 MON (b007jnpz)

Flying the Flag 17:00 TUE (b00b0317)

Flying the Flag 05:00 WED (b00b0317)

For Better or for Worse 17:00 THU (b00tfbf7)

For Better or for Worse 05:00 FRI (b00tfbf7)

Foul Play 09:30 WED (b00yy8yz)

Foul Play 02:30 THU (b00yy8yz)

Front Row Interviews 10:50 SUN (b01cvb5t)

Front Row Interviews 21:50 SUN (b01cvb5t)

Front Row Interviews 01:50 MON (b01cvb5t)

Garrison Keillor's Radio Show 08:00 SAT (b01cv84c)

Garrison Keillor's Radio Show 15:00 SAT (b01cv84c)

Garrison Keillor's Radio Show 01:00 SUN (b01cv84c)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:00 WED (b007lrqy)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:00 WED (b007lrqy)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:00 WED (b007lrqy)

Have Your Cake 11:15 TUE (b011d7nb)

Have Your Cake 21:15 TUE (b011d7nb)

Have Your Cake 04:15 WED (b011d7nb)

Have Your Cake 11:15 WED (b011dd7m)

Have Your Cake 21:15 WED (b011dd7m)

Have Your Cake 04:15 THU (b011dd7m)

Have Your Cake 11:15 THU (b011djvk)

Have Your Cake 21:15 THU (b011djvk)

Have Your Cake 04:15 FRI (b011djvk)

Have Your Cake 11:15 FRI (b011f57z)

Have Your Cake 21:15 FRI (b011f57z)

It Sticks Out Half A Mile 17:00 WED (b007jq8k)

It Sticks Out Half A Mile 05:00 THU (b007jq8k)

It's Not What You Know 07:30 THU (b01ckr46)

It's Not What You Know 22:00 THU (b01ckr46)

James Follett - The Destruction Factor 18:00 MON (b007k4lg)

James Follett - The Destruction Factor 00:00 TUE (b007k4lg)

James Follett - The Destruction Factor 18:00 TUE (b007k4mr)

James Follett - The Destruction Factor 00:00 WED (b007k4mr)

James Follett - The Destruction Factor 18:00 WED (b007k4ny)

James Follett - The Destruction Factor 00:00 THU (b007k4ny)

James Follett - The Destruction Factor 18:00 THU (b007jpbg)

James Follett - The Destruction Factor 00:00 FRI (b007jpbg)

James Follett - The Destruction Factor 18:00 FRI (b007jpbx)

Jenny Stephens - Project Raphael 00:00 SAT (b008pc2y)

Jerome K Jerome - Three Men in a Boat 11:00 SUN (b01cvb6v)

Jerome K Jerome - Three Men in a Boat 19:00 SUN (b01cvb6v)

Jerome K Jerome - Three Men in a Boat 02:00 MON (b01cvb6v)

John Godey - The Taking of Pelham 123 23:30 SAT (b01cv8px)

John Wyndham - The Day of the Triffids 00:30 SAT (b007jrl5)

John Wyndham - The Day of the Triffids 18:30 MON (b007jrll)

John Wyndham - The Day of the Triffids 00:30 TUE (b007jrll)

John Wyndham - The Day of the Triffids 18:30 TUE (b007jrm1)

John Wyndham - The Day of the Triffids 00:30 WED (b007jrm1)

John Wyndham - The Day of the Triffids 18:30 WED (b007jrmd)

John Wyndham - The Day of the Triffids 00:30 THU (b007jrmd)

John Wyndham - The Day of the Triffids 18:30 THU (b007jrmt)

John Wyndham - The Day of the Triffids 00:30 FRI (b007jrmt)

John Wyndham - The Day of the Triffids 18:30 FRI (b007jrnw)

Just a Minute 07:30 MON (b01cjm56)

Just a Minute 22:00 MON (b01cjm56)

Linda Smith's A Brief History of Timewasting 22:30 TUE (b008wmnh)

Lionel Nimrod's Inexplicable World 23:30 FRI (b007jtql)

Loose Ends 11:15 MON (b01cvcr0)

Loose Ends 21:15 MON (b01cvcr0)

Loose Ends 04:15 TUE (b01cvcr0)

Mark Thomas: The Manifesto 07:30 WED (b01ckggk)

Mark Thomas: The Manifesto 22:00 WED (b01ckggk)

Married 07:00 MON (b007tm4g)

Married 17:30 MON (b007tm4g)

Married 05:30 TUE (b007tm4g)

Mike Walker - Alpha 18:00 SAT (b0080p6l)

Mike Walker - Alpha 00:00 SUN (b0080p6l)

Mike Walker - The Sound of Fury 06:00 SAT (b00bqm6w)

Mike Walker - The Sound of Fury 16:00 SAT (b00bqm6w)

Mike Walker - The Sound of Fury 04:00 SUN (b00bqm6w)

Mr Finchley Goes to Paris 07:00 TUE (b00g27dk)

Mr Finchley Goes to Paris 17:30 TUE (b00g27dk)

Mr Finchley Goes to Paris 05:30 WED (b00g27dk)

My Animals and Other Family 04:00 SAT (b0076xgv)

Newsjack 23:00 SUN (b01cj3nb)

Newsjack 22:30 THU (b01cws31)

Nicholas Nickleby Omnibus 06:00 SUN (b007k4rz)

Nicholas Nickleby Omnibus 12:00 SUN (b007k4rz)

Nineteen Ninety-Eight 09:00 WED (b01cvp13)

Nineteen Ninety-Eight 02:00 THU (b01cvp13)

Old Harry's Game 23:00 FRI (b007jpf2)

Parsley Sidings 08:30 SUN (b007jp7p)

Parsley Sidings 15:30 SUN (b007jp7p)

Parsley Sidings 20:30 SUN (b007jp7p)

Revolting People 23:00 THU (b0089mbr)

Rosemary Sutcliff - Brother Dusty Feet 09:00 SUN (b01cvb29)

Rosemary Sutcliff - Brother Dusty Feet 16:00 SUN (b01cvb29)

Rosemary Sutcliff - Brother Dusty Feet 05:00 MON (b01cvb29)

Roshi Fernando - Homesick 11:00 MON (b01cvdpz)

Roshi Fernando - Homesick 21:00 MON (b01cvdpz)

Roshi Fernando - Homesick 04:00 TUE (b01cvdpz)

Roshi Fernando - Homesick 11:00 TUE (b01cvkch)

Roshi Fernando - Homesick 21:00 TUE (b01cvkch)

Roshi Fernando - Homesick 04:00 WED (b01cvkch)

Roshi Fernando - Homesick 11:00 WED (b01cvpc2)

Roshi Fernando - Homesick 21:00 WED (b01cvpc2)

Roshi Fernando - Homesick 04:00 THU (b01cvpc2)

Roshi Fernando - Homesick 11:00 THU (b01cwpxn)

Roshi Fernando - Homesick 21:00 THU (b01cwpxn)

Roshi Fernando - Homesick 04:00 FRI (b01cwpxn)

Roshi Fernando - Homesick 11:00 FRI (b01cwv65)

Roshi Fernando - Homesick 21:00 FRI (b01cwv65)

Ross Noble Goes Global 22:30 WED (b01cvr0t)

Ruth Rendell Stories 23:15 SAT (b00mqcx9)

Says on the Tin 09:30 MON (b00h62pp)

Says on the Tin 02:30 TUE (b00h62pp)

Shelagh Delaney - Out of the Pirate's Playhouse 04:15 SAT (b0076d28)

Sissinghurst: An Unfinished History 14:45 MON (b010n1c8)

Sissinghurst: An Unfinished History 14:45 TUE (b010n4n3)

Sissinghurst: An Unfinished History 14:45 WED (b010nn2r)

Sissinghurst: An Unfinished History 14:45 THU (b010nrtr)

Sissinghurst: An Unfinished History 14:45 FRI (b010nxrw)

Smelling of Roses 07:00 FRI (b007k0v3)

Smelling of Roses 17:30 FRI (b007k0v3)

Spending My Inheritance 02:30 SAT (b00fsyld)

Spending My Inheritance 09:30 FRI (b00fz0wd)

Steptoe and Son 08:30 FRI (b007jnjq)

Steptoe and Son 12:30 FRI (b007jnjq)

Steptoe and Son 19:30 FRI (b007jnjq)

Take It From Here 08:00 SUN (b01cv9v2)

Take It From Here 15:00 SUN (b01cv9v2)

Take It From Here 20:00 SUN (b01cv9v2)

Take It From Here 03:00 MON (b01cv9v2)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 MON (b015pb3p)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 TUE (b015pcqm)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 WED (b015pqjr)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 THU (b015pw1n)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 FRI (b015r2bg)

The Anatomy of the Musical 07:30 SAT (b00t1qsr)

The Big Booth 23:30 TUE (b007jryj)

The Big Fun Show 22:30 FRI (b00l6jfn)

The Cavity Within 09:30 THU (b007709x)

The Cavity Within 02:30 FRI (b007709x)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 SUN (b01cvbk0)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 MON (b01dnds5)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 WED (b01dndtq)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 THU (b01dndvm)

The Goon Show 08:00 TUE (b008wf71)

The Goon Show 12:00 TUE (b008wf71)

The Goon Show 19:00 TUE (b008wf71)

The Harpoon 23:30 SUN (b00b3gv0)

The Little World of Don Camillo 05:30 SAT (b00vhlxd)

The Maltby Collection 22:30 SUN (b00xmvwb)

The Marx Brothers' Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel 14:00 SAT (b00f9y6d)

The Marx Brothers' Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel 08:30 MON (b0089jcz)

The Marx Brothers' Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel 12:30 MON (b0089jcz)

The Marx Brothers' Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel 19:30 MON (b0089jcz)

The Men from the Ministry 08:00 THU (b01cwpns)

The Men from the Ministry 12:00 THU (b01cwpns)

The Men from the Ministry 19:00 THU (b01cwpns)

The Michael Bentine Show 08:30 WED (b00l2mcj)

The Michael Bentine Show 12:30 WED (b00l2mcj)

The Michael Bentine Show 19:30 WED (b00l2mcj)

The Mitch Benn Music Show 23:30 MON (b007w3z1)

The Mitch Benn Music Show 09:30 TUE (b007w3z1)

The Mitch Benn Music Show 02:30 WED (b007w3z1)

The Now Show 23:00 MON (b01cks52)

The Now Show 09:00 TUE (b01cks52)

The Now Show 02:00 WED (b01cks52)

The People of the British Museum 07:15 SUN (b009nqfw)

The People of the British Museum 13:15 SUN (b009nqfw)

The Random Jottings of Hinge and Bracket 17:00 MON (b007jzq5)

The Random Jottings of Hinge and Bracket 05:00 TUE (b007jzq5)

The Right Time 07:00 WED (b00c90g4)

The Right Time 17:30 WED (b00c90g4)

The Right Time 05:30 THU (b00c90g4)

The TV Lark 08:00 FRI (b01cwsl9)

The TV Lark 12:00 FRI (b01cwsl9)

The TV Lark 19:00 FRI (b01cwsl9)

Think the Unthinkable 23:30 THU (b007m4dz)

This Sceptred Isle 14:15 MON (b007jsf2)

This Sceptred Isle 14:15 TUE (b007jsfx)

This Sceptred Isle 14:15 WED (b007jsgb)

This Sceptred Isle 14:15 THU (b007jsgm)

This Sceptred Isle 14:15 FRI (b007jsgz)

Thomas Hardy - Tess of the D'Urbervilles 03:00 SAT (b007rpxy)

Thomas Hardy - Tess of the D'Urbervilles 10:00 MON (b007rsyv)

Thomas Hardy - Tess of the D'Urbervilles 15:00 MON (b007rsyv)

Thomas Hardy - Tess of the D'Urbervilles 03:00 TUE (b007rsyv)

Thomas Hardy - The Mayor of Casterbridge 10:00 TUE (b007jpd3)

Thomas Hardy - The Mayor of Casterbridge 15:00 TUE (b007jpd3)

Thomas Hardy - The Mayor of Casterbridge 03:00 WED (b007jpd3)

Thomas Hardy - The Mayor of Casterbridge 10:00 WED (b007jpdj)

Thomas Hardy - The Mayor of Casterbridge 15:00 WED (b007jpdj)

Thomas Hardy - The Mayor of Casterbridge 03:00 THU (b007jpdj)

Thomas Hardy - The Mayor of Casterbridge 10:00 THU (b007jpdx)

Thomas Hardy - The Mayor of Casterbridge 15:00 THU (b007jpdx)

Thomas Hardy - The Mayor of Casterbridge 03:00 FRI (b007jpdx)

Thomas Hardy - The Mayor of Casterbridge 10:00 FRI (b007jpfd)

Thomas Hardy - The Mayor of Casterbridge 15:00 FRI (b007jpfd)

Uncle Mort's Celtic Fringe 14:30 THU (b007jnb2)

Uncle Mort's Celtic Fringe 14:30 FRI (b007jnbj)

Uncle Mort's South Country 14:30 MON (b007jrfc)

Uncle Mort's South Country 14:30 TUE (b007jrfs)

Uncle Mort's South Country 14:30 WED (b007jrg4)

Weird Tales 18:30 SUN (b00vk756)

Weird Tales 00:30 MON (b00vk756)

What's So Funny? 17:30 SAT (b01ckdgx)

What's So Funny? 05:30 SUN (b01ckdgx)

What's So Funny? 07:30 FRI (b01cwsjm)

What's So Funny? 22:00 FRI (b01cwsjm)

Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? 08:30 TUE (b007jrzw)

Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? 12:30 TUE (b007jrzw)

Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? 19:30 TUE (b007jrzw)

Wimsey 01:00 SAT (b00stsdc)