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SATURDAY 05 MAY 2012

SAT 00:00 Paradise Lost in Cyberspace (b007jpfm)
Episode 4

The Old-Age Paramilitaries have developed a secret weapon to destroy the Central Database computer. George Smith is the man to use it.

Colin Swash's dystopian comedy set in 22nd-century Britain, starring Stephen Moore as George Smith.

George ...... Stephen Moore
Doris ...... Patsy Byrne
O'Connell ...... Geoffrey McGivern
Mrs Cookson ...... Edna Dore
Andrea Sunbeam ...... Lorelei King
Dawkins ...... Melanie Hudson
Ronnie ...... Christopher Douglas

Other parts by Lewis MacLeod, Dave Lamb and Peter Serafinowicz.

Producer: Richard Wilson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1998.


SAT 00:30 Doctor Who (b00ry8zd)
Doctor Who and the Giant Robot

Episode 5

The Time Lord is confronted by the robot and learns who is the real mastermind behind the deadly scheme. Read by Tom Baker.


SAT 01:00 DI Cromwell - Jagged Prayer (b00c3rlj)
Virtual Saints

Despite moving the convent into cyber space, Mother Helen and her nuns are not safe from declining numbers. And DI Cromwell has the small matter of an old murder to solve.

Timothy Spall stars as DI Cromwell and Cheryl Campbell as Mother Helen.

Crime and convents, the police and perdition come together in comedy writer and former monk Robert Smith's series of mysteries.

DI Cromwell ...... Timothy Spall
Mother Helen ...... Cheryl Campbell
DC Kelp ...... Jeremy Finch
Mr Lord ...... Bryan Pringle
Carer/Sister ...... Elizabeth Conboy
Youth ...... Tom George

Producer: Ned Chaillet

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2000.


SAT 01:30 Boxer and Doberman (b00jd9h8)
Series 1

The Big Cheese

Detective Inspector Bob Boxer falls into the clutches of an old sadistic adversary. At first he resists the pressure to go over to the "other side" and swell the ranks of Villains Incorporated. But when his enemies exploit one of his deepest childhood fears, even Bob's cast-iron will begins to crack like a caramel log. Might a good cop go to the bad?

Alastair Jessiman's gritty comedy police drama stars Finlay Welsh as DI Bob Boxer, Anita Vettesse as DC Shona Doberman and James Bryce as DCI Paton.

DC Shauna Doberman is regarded as the smart one in the crime-fighting duo, whilst DI Bob Boxer is the grizzled old-school cop, who aims to reach the right conclusion.

Producer: David Jackson Young.

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by BBC Radio Scotland.

First broadcast in March 2009.


SAT 02:00 North East of Eden (b01h0kpm)
Cinema Paradiso

Marcia decides to inject a little culture into Paradise and starts a film club.

But will French art triumph over Mad Max III? Probably not.

Rebecca Front and Joan Sims stars in Peter Kerry's sitcom about a GP living on a remote island off the coast of Northumbria.

Dr Marcia Hulme …. Rebecca Front
Auntie Annie …. Joan Sims
Hjorst …. Niall Ashdown
Joseph …. James Garbutt
Mrs Peevis …. Jean Southern
Ralph …. Stephen Thirkeld
William …. Sammy Johnson

Producer: Kathy Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1997.


SAT 02:30 Puzzle Panel (b00yjr5c)
Episode 7

More testing brain teasers with Chris Maslanka, Victor Bryant, Val Gilbert and Professor David Singmaster. From July 1998.


SAT 03:00 Vivat Rex (b01h0zhl)
Treason

Richard Burton narrates the playwrights' chronicle of the English Crown. King Richard II risks rebellion. Stars Derek Jacobi.


SAT 04:00 Anthony Horowitz - Blackfriars Bridge (b012s2gc)
A cuckolded husband intends to murder his rival. What could go wrong with his fastidious plan? Anthony Horowitz's thriller, read by Robert Bathurst.


SAT 04:15 Sue Rodwell - The Last Trace (b00lbnyv)
Tracing your ancestors can be fun - as long as they are quite, quite dead.

Genealogy, murder and revenge in Sue Rodwell's black comedy.

Stars Elizabeth Mansfield as Sally, Peter Dahlsen as Frank, David Bannerman as Jimmy, Jan Shand as Penny, Susie Baxter as Liz, Anny Tobin as Sheila, Elizabeth Kelly as Emily, David King as Tom and Paul Downing as Paul.

Producer: Sue Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1990.'.


SAT 05:00 Millport (b0075sxz)
Series 1

The Storm

A pensioner mysteriously disappears from the town of Millport on the Isle of Cumbrae, off the west coast of Scotland.

Bittersweet comedy written by and starring Lynn Ferguson as 30-something barmaid Irene Bruce, who hankers after a better life on the mainland.

Irene ...... Lynn Ferguson
Moira/Agnes ...... Janet Brown
Alberto/Robert/Bob ...... Lewis McLeod
Ena/Bunty/Betty ...... Gabriel Quigley
Doogie ...... Matt Costello
DJ ...... Robert Paterson

Producer: Lucy Bacon

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2000.


SAT 05:30 Ring Around the Bath (b01h0kph)
Series 3

Keeping Mum

It's Stella's birthday - and it's a big one with a nought on the end!

Surely the perfect time for a big family get-together?

Series 3 of Lucy Clare and Ian Davidson's sitcom about topsy-turvy family life.

Stars Duncan Preston as Patrick, Pippa Haywood as Stella, Claudie Blakley as Alison, Bruce MacKinnon as Rick, Catherine Shepherd as Xanthe and Daniela Denby-Ashe as Egg.

Director: Elizabeth Freestone

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2006.


SAT 06:00 David Pownall - Kitty Wilkinson (b01h789y)
As cholera strikes 19th-century Liverpool, one woman combats squalor and institutional indifference. Stars Maureen O'Brien.


SAT 07:30 The Great Gatsby Letters (b01130n7)
F Scott Fitzgerald tells his editor Maxwell Perkins about his hopes and fears for his new novel. Read by William Hope.


SAT 08:00 Garrison Keillor's Radio Show (b01h78b0)
Series 7

Episode 29

From Flagstaff, Arizona, the American funny man welcomes country star Jimmie Dale Gilmore and humorist Ian Frazier. From 2011.


SAT 09:00 The Big Steptoe Radio Show: Ray Galton and Alan Simpson (b007jwm9)
The duo behind the BBC's legendary rag and bone men comedy - writers Ray Galton and Alan Simpson present their favourite episodes of Steptoe and Son.

This includes the very first episode, 'The Offer' – originally made for BBC TV's 'Comedy Playhouse' - one of ten one-off comedies penned by Ray and Alan. BBC bosses viewed it as a sweetener for the duo, who'd recently parted company with Tony Hancock. Despite several strong concepts, only 'The Offer' progressed from pilot to series development.

The TV pilot aired in January 1962, followed by the first Steptoe series in June starring Wilfrid Brambell and Harry H Corbett as father and son duo, Albert and Harold Steptoe.

Revealing how the series was created, the writers also explain why it prompted concerns in Parliament.

The duo's selected episodes were all adapted from the TV scripts and recorded for broadcast on BBC Radio by Gale Pedrick.

* The Offer
As the rag and bone father and son argue, Harold is set to leave. Stars Wilfrid Brambell and Harry H Corbett. From July 1966.

* Pilgrim's Progress
Old soldier Albert Steptoe is eager to revisit Flanders. Stars Wilfrid Brambell and Harry H Corbett. From June 1967.

* Crossed Swords
Excited Harold Steptoe lets greed get the better of him. Stars Wilfrid Brambell and Harry H Corbett. From July 1967.

* The Desperate Hours
Some unwelcome visitors arrive at the rag and bone yard. .Stars Wilfrid Brambell, Harry H Corbett and Leonard Rossiter. From May 1974.

* Oh What a Beautiful Mourning
The family clash at the funeral of Albert's brother. Stars Wilfrid Brambell and Harry H Corbett. From February 1976

* Seance in a Wet Rag and Bone Yard
Sceptical Harold slams Albert's claims about the power of spiritualism. Stars Wilfrid Brambell, Harry H Corbett and Patricia Routledge. From March 1976.

Producer: Sarah Wade.

Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in February 2006.


SAT 12:00 44 Scotland Street (Omnibus) (b01h78b2)
Series 1 Omnibus

Alexander McCall Smith's series based on residents of a fictitious tenement building in a real Edinburgh New Town street.


SAT 13:15 Daunt and Dervish (b007s8d7)
Series 1

Games of Chance

The detective duo are called in on a 'sporting' assignment to keep a 24 hour watch on a young East End boy who's about to fight for a place in the 1948 boxing team. The local Catholic priest has been taking a special interest in the boy's progress, but why?

With the Second World War over, former spies Josephine Daunt and Susan Dervish are running their own detective agency.

Stars Imelda Staunton as Josephine Daunt, Anna Massey as Susan Dervish, Bill Patterson as Bill Mackie, Dermot Crowley as Father Mike Finucan and Carl Prekopp as Tommy.

Format by Imelda Staunton and Anna Massey. Written by Guy Meredith.

Producer: Cherry Cookson. Director: Janet Whitaker.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2003.


SAT 14:00 The Goon Show (b007jtqc)
Series 7

Six Charlies in Search of an Author

Through pages and chapters, the fate of Neddie Seagoon is in the hands of the writer.

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: Pat Dixon

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in December 1956.


SAT 14:30 Steptoe and Son (b007jl5j)
Series 1

The Offer

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

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

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

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

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

Produced by Bobby Jaye

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in July 1966.


SAT 15:00 Garrison Keillor's Radio Show (b01h78b0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SAT 16:00 David Pownall - Kitty Wilkinson (b01h789y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 18:00 The Routemasters by Andrew McGibbon (b007jnry)
3. On the Buses

Bernie is kidnapped by Hildegard and then escapes to the 24th century. Raymond discovers his true identity...

Starring Amanda Donohoe as Hilderghast, Andrew McGibbon as Raymond, Karl Minns as the Conductor, Owen Evans as Bernie, Nick Romero as the Driver, Andy Mulligan as Herr Grubberman, Dan Freedman as Kunitrol, Alex Lowe as the interpolator and Sophie Aldred as Spikea.

Written by Andrew McGibbon. Additional material by Rob Colley and Kevin Greening.

Theme by Ozzy Temple and other music by Nick Romero.

Producer: Julian Mayers

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1999.


SAT 18:30 A Short History of Gothic (b00pgnqn)
The Lady of the House of Love

By Angela Carter. A vampire tale with a twist. On the eve of war, an unwary army officer meets the last of the Nosferatu family. Read by Indira Varma.


SAT 19:00 The Big Steptoe Radio Show: Ray Galton and Alan Simpson (b007jwm9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 The Comedy Club Interviews (b01j2f6r)
It's a special long weekend for the Comedy Club as Arthur Smith brings you interviews and much more direct from the Machynlleth Comedy Festival.


SAT 22:05 Saturday Stand-Up (b01h78b4)
Dr Phil Hammond's Rude Health Show

Dr Phil Hammond ruminates on drugs, death, sex, the NHS and releasing his inner child. Recorded in Bath in December 2009.


SAT 22:50 Sarah at the Stand (b014qt9s)
Episode 4

Sarah Millican is in Edinburgh for stand-up and backstage chat with Stephen Carlin and Jim Jefferies. From October 2010.


SAT 23:05 Comedy Club at Machynlleth (b01j2f6t)
2012

Episode 5

It's a special long weekend for the Comedy Club as Arthur Smith brings you interviews and much more direct from the Machynlleth Comedy Festival.


SAT 23:10 Giles Wemmbley Hogg Goes Off (b01h78b6)
Series 3

Japan

Giles is working in Tokyo, grappling with stocks and shares (and the boss's wife). Stars Marcus Brigstocke. From February 2005.


SAT 23:40 Comedy Club at Machynlleth (b01j2f6w)
2012

Episode 6

It's a special long weekend for the Comedy Club as Arthur Smith brings you interviews and much more direct from the Machynlleth Comedy Festival.


SAT 23:45 A Series of Psychotic Episodes (b00fgq4m)
Episode 2

Ever tried storming a bouncy castle? Welcome to the surreal world of Miriam Elia. With Dan Tetsall and Joanna Neary. From November 2008.



SUNDAY 06 MAY 2012

SUN 00:00 The Routemasters by Andrew McGibbon (b007jnry)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 00:30 A Short History of Gothic (b00pgnqn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 Garrison Keillor's Radio Show (b01h78b0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:00 44 Scotland Street (Omnibus) (b01h78b2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 on Saturday]


SUN 03:15 Daunt and Dervish (b007s8d7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:15 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 David Pownall - Kitty Wilkinson (b01h789y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 My Teenage Diary (b01gd7lz)
Series 2

Victoria Coren

Rufus Hound hosts this six-part comedy series in which celebrities are asked to revisit their teenage diaries and read them out in public for the very first time. This week, Victoria Coren.

Producer: Victoria Payne
A TalkbackThames production for BBC Radio 4.


SUN 06:00 EF Benson - Miss Mapp (b0106w1z)
Omnibus, part 1

Elizabeth Mapp rules the small English village of Tilling sitting at her window spying on her neighbours. Stars Frances Barber.


SUN 07:15 Roger Deakin - Wildwood: A Journey Through Trees (b00j2j7f)
Heartwood

Nature writer Roger Deakin visits a library full of apples and returns home to lay a tree hedge by hand. Read by Sean Baker.


SUN 07:30 Clare in the Community (b008z5wk)
Series 4

The Long Goodbye

Ray's colleagues celebrate his civil partnership and Brian reassesses his life after his not-very-near-death experience.

Comedy by Harry Venning and David Ramsden. Clare Barker is a social worker with all the politically correct jargon but none of the practical solutions.

Clare ...... Sally Phillips
Brian ...... Alex Lowe
Ray ...... Richard Lumsden
Helen ...... Gemma Craven
Irene ...... Ellen Thomas
Megan ...... Nina Conti
Simon ...... Andrew Wincott
Counsellor ...... Anna Bengo
Ainsworth ...... Lloyd Thomas
Troy ...... Ben Onwukwe.

Producer: Katie Tyrrell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2008.


SUN 08:00 ITMA - It's That Man Again (b00lmdj9)
Victory Edition 10/05/1945

Tommy Handley's gang celebrate victory in Europe, as broadcast on 10th May 1945. With the BBC Augmented Variety Orchestra.


SUN 08:30 Ray's a Laugh (b007jxbb)
From 11/10/49

Ted is 'gonged' and argues with Kitty, and reporter George blunders again.

Starring Ted Ray.

With Kitty Bluett, Peter Sellers, Patricia Hayes, Fred Yule, Leslie Perrins and Wallace Greenslade.

Ray's a Laugh - the successor to ITMA - follows the comedy exploits of Ted's life at home with his 'radio' wife Kitty, as well as in a variety of jobs. It ran from 1949-1961.

Scripted by Eddie Maguire and Ted Ray.

Music from Bob & Alf Pearson and The Beaux and The Belles.

BBC Dance Orchestra conducted by Stanley Black.

Producer: George Inns

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in October 1949.


SUN 09:00 JM Barrie - Peter Pan (b00sbf7g)
Away to Neverland

London,1904: A strange visitor transforms the Darling household one bedtime.

Starring Toyah Willcox as Peter Pan, Ron Moody as Mr Darling / Hook, June Whitfield as Mrs Darling, Roy Hudd as Smee and Chris Emmett as Starkey.

Dramatist: Philip Glassborow

Producer: Dirk Maggs

First heard on BBC Radio 4 in 1995.


SUN 09:30 Philippa Pearce - Tom's Midnight Garden (b00qyqd3)
Episode 4

Tom makes a remarkable discovery in the tower of Ely Cathedral and meets the mysterious Mrs Bartholomew. Stars Una Stubbs.


SUN 10:00 Desert Island Discs: Longplay (b0147b28)
Lang Lang

A chance to hear an extended edition of the Chinese pianist's Desert Island Discs, first broadcast in October 2010 on Radio 4. Presented by Kirsty Young.


SUN 11:00 It's a Funny Business (b01h7p9d)
John Inman

'I'm free!'. The popular sitcom star recalls his showbusiness career in conversation with Mike Craig. From February 1986.


SUN 11:30 The Diary of a Nobody (b01h7p9g)
Episode 5

Mr Pooter's son is in trouble, with his marriage cancelled and his job is on the line. Can his father help?

The imaginary journal of a middle-class suburban 'hero' with an over-developed sense of dignity - Charles Pooter.

Arthur Lowe concludes George and Weedon Grossmith's comic masterpiece of middle-class self-importance in Victorian Britain.

One of the classic humorous books of English literature, first published in 1894.

Abridged in five parts by Donald Bancroft.

Producer: Richard Wortley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1977.


SUN 12:00 EF Benson - Miss Mapp (b0106w1z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SUN 13:15 Roger Deakin - Wildwood: A Journey Through Trees (b00j2j7f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today]


SUN 13:30 Miss Marple (b007jvjj)
The Moving Finger

The sleepy little market town of Lymstock harbours more than its share of shameful secrets. A town where even a sudden outbreak of anonymous hate-mail causes only a minor stir.

But all of that changes when one of the recipients tragically commits suicide.

Miss Marple's knowledge of wickedness and her nose for evil are desperately needed.

Can she manage to prevent another suicide - or even, murder...?

First published in 1943, Agatha Christie's whodunit stars June Whitfield as Miss Marple.

Miss Marple ...... June Whitfield
Jerry Burton ...... Nicholas Boulton
Joanna Burton ...... Clare Corbett
Mrs Calthrop ...... Patricia Scott
Megan Hunter ...... Annabelle Dowler
Mr Symmington ...... Hugh Dickson
Superintendent Nash ...... Sion Probert
Dr Owen Griffith ...... Roger May
Miss Partridge ...... Katherine Parr
Aimee Griffith ...... Elizabeth Bell
Elsie Holland ...... Jenny Funnell

Dramatist: Michael Bakewell

Director: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2001.


SUN 15:00 ITMA - It's That Man Again (b00lmdj9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 15:30 Ray's a Laugh (b007jxbb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 16:00 Mel's Mix: The Best of The 4 O'Clock Show (b01h7p9m)
Made for 4 Extra. Mel Giedroyc's hand-picked highlights of this week's 4 O'clock Show, including canoeing, building a raft and exploring inside a survival factory.


SUN 16:30 JM Barrie - Peter Pan (b00sbf7g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SUN 17:00 Philippa Pearce - Tom's Midnight Garden (b00qyqd3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


SUN 17:30 Mr Punch Says That's the Way to Do It (b00xlw1c)
Actor Martin Reeve takes up his swozzle and slapstick to chart the history and tenacious survival of the Punch and Judy show.


SUN 18:00 The Darker Side of the Border (b00ck4fs)
James Hogg - The Brownie of the Black Haggs

Lady Wheelhope has a reputation as a violent mistress to those under her power. Yet when desire for a mysterious servant overwhelms her, it's her own soul she yields to terrible risk...

Series of 3 Scottish 19th Century tales of terror and mystery.

Written by James Hogg and dramatised by Marty Ross.

Lady Wheelhope ...... Irene MacDougall
The Laird ...... Paul Young
Merodach ...... James Chisholm
Bessie ...... Mary Riggans
Wattie ...... James Bryce
Adam ...... Alec Heggie

Producer: Bruce Young

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2003.


SUN 18:30 HP Lovecraft - The Shadow Over Innsmouth (b015f7b6)
Episode 4

Robert Olmstead must spend a night in Innsmouth, but the town locals ensure he doesn't get much sleep. Read by Richard Coyle.


SUN 19:00 It's a Funny Business (b01h7p9d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 19:30 The Diary of a Nobody (b01h7p9g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:30 today]


SUN 20:00 ITMA - It's That Man Again (b00lmdj9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 20:30 Ray's a Laugh (b007jxbb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 21:00 Desert Island Discs: Longplay (b0147b28)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


SUN 22:00 Clare in the Community (b008z5wk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 22:30 Comedy Club at Machynlleth (b01j2f7s)
2012

Episode 7

It's a special long weekend for the Comedy Club as Arthur Smith brings you interviews and much more direct from the Machynlleth Comedy Festival.


SUN 22:35 The Change (b00nxcbs)
Series 1

Lipstick

Carol's attempts at keeping George's little hobby a secret are thwarted when they bump into Maureen...

Lynda Bellingham and Chris Ellison star as troubled hormonal wife Carol whose husband George has revealed that he's a transvestite.

Sitcom by Gavin Petrie and Jan Etherington.

Carol ...... Lynda Bellingham
George ...... Chris Ellison
Violet ...... Sylvia Syms
Maureen ...... Maureen Beattie
Dave ...... Mark Powley
Ken ...... James Vaughan
Jerry ...... Richard Standing
Sonia ...... Emma Kennedy

Producer: Maria Esposito

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2001.


SUN 23:05 Comedy Club at Machynlleth (b01j2f7v)
2012

Episode 8

It's a special long weekend for the Comedy Club as Arthur Smith brings you interviews and much more direct from the Machynlleth Comedy Festival.


SUN 23:10 King Cutler (b008yt5q)
King Cutler V

A message to the nation from Phyllis King and Ivor Cutler.

Visitors bear gifts of words to add to their collection of poems, songs and stories.

With Dylan Edwards , David Lloyd, Ted Harrison and Craig Murray-Orr.

Producer: Neil Cargill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in February 1990.


SUN 23:40 Comedy Club at Machynlleth (b01j2f7x)
2012

Episode 9

It's a special long weekend for the Comedy Club as Arthur Smith brings you interviews and much more direct from the Machynlleth Comedy Festival.


SUN 23:45 A Series of Psychotic Episodes (b00fl0p3)
Episode 3

MC Auctioneer and surgeon Dr Sweep. It's the surreal world of Miriam Elia, with Dan Tetsall and James Kenward. From November 2008.



MONDAY 07 MAY 2012

MON 00:00 The Darker Side of the Border (b00ck4fs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 00:30 HP Lovecraft - The Shadow Over Innsmouth (b015f7b6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 Desert Island Discs: Longplay (b0147b28)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:00 It's a Funny Business (b01h7p9d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:30 The Diary of a Nobody (b01h7p9g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:30 on Sunday]


MON 03:00 ITMA - It's That Man Again (b00lmdj9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Sunday]


MON 03:30 Miss Marple (b007jvjj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:30 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 JM Barrie - Peter Pan (b00sbf7g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 Philippa Pearce - Tom's Midnight Garden (b00qyqd3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 Robert Harris - Fatherland (b007jmrk)
Floater

Hitler has won the war...and the totalitarian Nazi regime in Germany has a terrible secret it needs to hide at all costs.

Anton Lesser stars as Xavier March, homicide investigator with the Berlin Kriminalpolizei called to investigate a suspicious death.

Best-selling thriller by Robert Harris - dramatised in five-parts by John Dryden.

Xavier March ...... Anton Lesser
Max Jaeger ...... Peter Ellis
Rudi ...... Andrew Sachs
Krause ...... Graham Padden
Jost ...... Robert Portal
Pili ...... Thomas Copeland
Frau Trinkl ...... Amanda Walker
Globus ...... Michael Byrne
Fiebes ...... Ian Gelder
Newsreader ...... Trevor Nichols
Newsreader ...... Alice Arnold
Chat Show Host ...... Ned Sherrin

Author Robert Harris is a former BBC reporter and newspaper journalist.

Producer: John Dryden

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1998.


MON 06:30 Boxer and Doberman (b00jdp91)
Series 1

The Seat of Evil

When a much-loved Scottish comic is killed in the street by a falling safe, it looks like an unlucky one-off accident. But then there are more celebrity killings and a pattern starts to emerge.

Is it a brand new case for Boxer and Doberman - or a continuation of the one they're on already? The plot thickens like fog on the Clyde.....

Alastair Jessiman's gritty comedy police drama stars Finlay Welsh as DI Bob Boxer, Anita Vettesse as DC Shona Doberman and James Bryce as DCI Paton.

DC Shauna Doberman is regarded as the smart one in the crime-fighting duo, whilst DI Bob Boxer is the grizzled old-school cop, who aims to reach the right conclusion.

Producer: David Jackson Young.

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by BBC Radio Scotland.

First broadcast in March 2009.


MON 07:00 The Arts and How They Was Done (b00777b4)
How Puccini Done Madame Butterfly

The National Theatre of Brent reveals mysteries behind the tragic opera. Stars Patrick Barlow. From May 2007.


MON 07:30 The Unbelievable Truth (b01gvlfy)
Series 9

Episode 5

David Mitchell hosts the panel game in which four comedians are encouraged to tell lies and compete against one another to see how many items of truth they're able to smuggle past their opponents. Danielle Ward, Henning Wehn, Tom Wrigglesworth and John Finnemore are the panellists obliged to talk with deliberate inaccuracy on subjects as varied as: Bats, Cars, Orange and Dr. Johnson.

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

Produced by Jon Naismith
A Random Entertainment Production for BBC Radio 4.


MON 08:00 Beyond Our Ken (b00vy80f)
From 27/05/1960

Kenneth Horne's busy week, and check out the latest film releases in Picture Go Round. With Kenneth Williams. From May 1960.


MON 08:30 Steptoe and Son (b00rdsv7)
Series 1

The Bird

Harold Steptoe is furious when his date Roxanne is late for dinner.

Starring Wilfrid Brambell and Harry H Corbett.

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 featured the lives of rag and bone men Albert Steptoe and son Harold - and was the spark for a run of 8 series on TV.

Albert ...... Wilfrid Brambell
Harold ...... Harry H Corbett
Roxanne ...... Marion Stone

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

Producer: Bobby Jaye

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in July 1966.


MON 09:00 Clare in the Community (b008w1p4)
Series 4

Carry On Up The Amazon

Clare finds it difficult to resist interfering when she discovers Helen's son in a squat around the corner rather than in Borneo...

Comedy by Harry Venning and David Ramsden. Clare Barker is a social worker with all the politically correct jargon but none of the practical solutions.

Clare ...... Sally Phillips
Brian ...... Alex Lowe
Ray ...... Richard Lumsden
Helen ...... Gemma Craven
Irene ...... Ellen Thomas
Megan ...... Nina Conti
Simon ...... Andrew Wincott

With Paul Chequer and Alex Tregear

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2008.


MON 09:30 Cabin Pressure (b00lt16c)
Series 2

Ipswich

When the crew have to go on a refresher Safety & Emergency Procedures course, it spells trouble for Douglas's inner dog and Martin's inner ear. Plus Arthur gets a chance to show off his exceptional eating skills.

With special guests Phil Davis ('Vera Drake') and Alex MacQueen ('The Thick Of It').

Starring
Carolyn Knapp-Shappey ..... Stephanie Cole
1st Officer Douglas Richardson ..... Roger Allam
Capt. Martin Crieff ..... Benedict Cumberbatch
Arthur Shappey ..... John Finnemore
Mr Sargent ..... Phil Davis
Dr Peter Duncan ..... Alex MacQueen

Written by John Finnemore.

Produced & Directed by David Tyler

A Pozzitive production for BBC Radio 4


MON 10:00 Vivat Rex (b01h8qkc)
King of Snow

Richard Burton narrates the playwrights' chronicle of the English Crown. King Richard II must face his doom. Stars Derek Jacobi.


MON 11:00 Mr Ossie's Rolled-Gold Fish and Chip Shop (b00bwjcq)
Behind the counter at Mr Ossie's fish and chip shop was a glass display case full of gold-capped fountain pens.

Desperate to see an Everton football match, a boy turns to him for help...

Written by Vincent McInerney.

Read by Richard Tate.

Producer: Michael Earley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1995.


MON 11:15 Loose Ends (b01h2c8w)
Alison Steadman, Richard Wilson, Marcus Du Sautoy and John O'Farrell

I Don't Believe It! Clive has One Foot In The Grave with actor Richard Wilson who, for ten years, played the archetypal grumpy old man and deadpan pensioner Victor Meldrew. Richard's new Radio 4 series is the hilarious, bizarre and revealing radiography of his fictional life story. 'Believe It!' starts on Wednesday morning 9th May at 11.30 on BBC Radio 4.

Clive talks to the Spitting Image of script writer, broadcaster and author John O'Farrell about his career writing for such great comedies as 'Alas Smith And Jones' and 'Have I Got News For You'. John's latest novel 'The Man Who Forgot His Wife' is the poignant story of a man who suddenly loses his memory - and his Mrs!

Nikki Bedi will be crunching the numbers with mathematician and would-be conductor Professor Marcus Du Sautoy, who competes in BBC Two's 'Maestro at the Opera' to master the ultimate art form. 'Maestro at the Opera' is on Fridays at 21.00.

Clive's invited actress Alison Steadman to the party to talk about her varied career playing such gems as the houseproud, Demis Roussos-loving Beverley in Mike Leigh's 'Abigail's Party' and Gavin's mildly hysterical mum Pam in 'Gavin & Stacey'. Alison's new BBC Four comedy is the monologue of a mother preparing for for her daughter's civil partnership. 'A Civil Arrangement' in on Sunday 6th May at 21.00.

With music from London based psychedelic quartet and hot new things Django Django. They'll perform 'Love's Dart' from their debut self-titled album.

And from the talented and unforgettable singer, composer and producer Eska, who performs 'To Be Remembered'.

Producer Cathie Mahoney.


MON 12:00 Beyond Our Ken (b00vy80f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 Steptoe and Son (b00rdsv7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 Robert Harris - Fatherland (b007jmrk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 Boxer and Doberman (b00jdp91)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 EF Benson - Miss Mapp (b0107rc2)
The Cowards

Ruling the village of Tilling, Elizabeth Mapp wonders if the Major is being as truthful as he should be. Stars Frances Barber.


MON 14:15 This Sceptred Isle (b007jszk)
Grenville as PM and How Boswell Met Johnson

Anna Massey narrates the rise of Grenville.


MON 14:30 Lisa French-Blaker - Heart of Darfur (b01h8qkh)
Episode 1

New Zealander Lisa French-Blaker recounts her tough time as an aid worker in the civil war in Darfur. Read by Federay Holmes.


MON 14:45 The Invention of Childhood (b00shhrj)
How I Wish I Were a Boy

Michael Morpurgo discovers middle-class boys went to 19th-century public schools as a shield from too much female influence.


MON 15:00 Vivat Rex (b01h8qkc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b01h8qmg)
Mel Giedroyc starts broadcasting the top 50 stories from the BBC Radio 2 Chris Evans 500 Words short story competition. And our story, Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn, continues.


MON 17:00 Anything Legal (b0088z2b)
Episode 5

Charles and George hire a secretary to boost their new business offering anything legal...

Starring Donald Hewlett and Michael Knowles.

A Tale of Two City Gents by Wally K Daly

Charles .... Donald Hewlett
George .... Michael Knowles
Belinda Bustrom .... Sherrie Hewson
Job Applicant .... Helena Breck

Theme music by Jim Parker

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1984.


MON 17:30 The Arts and How They Was Done (b00777b4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 18:00 Paradise Lost in Cyberspace (b007jpgs)
Episode 5

Now a fully-fledged OAP, George Smith is set for a special mission with Andrea Sunbeam and Mrs Cookson.

Colin Swash's dystopian comedy set in 22nd-century Britain, starring Stephen Moore as George Smith.

George ...... Stephen Moore
Doris ...... Patsy Byrne
O'Connell ...... Geoffrey McGivern
Mrs Cookson ...... Edna Dore
Andrea Sunbeam ...... Lorelei King
Wilma P Random ...... Melanie Hudson

Other parts played by Christopher Douglas, Lewis MacLeod and Peter Serafinowicz.

Producer: Richard Wilson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1998.


MON 18:30 Doctor Who (b00rzkyd)
Doctor Who and the Giant Robot

Episode 6

Despite UNIT's efforts, Winters and the Think Tank put their plans into action from deep underground. Read by Tom Baker.


MON 19:00 Beyond Our Ken (b00vy80f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 Steptoe and Son (b00rdsv7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 Robert Harris - Fatherland (b007jmrk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 Boxer and Doberman (b00jdp91)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 Mr Ossie's Rolled-Gold Fish and Chip Shop (b00bwjcq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:15 Loose Ends (b01h2c8w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


MON 22:00 The Unbelievable Truth (b01gvlfy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 Comedy Club at Machynlleth (b01j2f8m)
2012

Episode 10

It's a special long weekend for the Comedy Club as Arthur Smith brings you interviews and much more direct from the Machynlleth Comedy Festival.


MON 22:35 Clare in the Community (b008w1p4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 23:05 Comedy Club at Machynlleth (b01j2f8p)
2012

Episode 11

It's a special long weekend for the Comedy Club as Arthur Smith brings you interviews and much more direct from the Machynlleth Comedy Festival.


MON 23:10 The Machynlleth Comedy Festival (b01hbxsr)
2012

Elis James hosts highlights of 2012's Machynlleth Comedy Festival in Wales, featuring James Acaster and Bridget Christie.


MON 23:40 Comedy Club at Machynlleth (b01j2f8r)
2012

Episode 12

It's a special long weekend for the Comedy Club as Arthur Smith brings you interviews and much more direct from the Machynlleth Comedy Festival.


MON 23:45 A Series of Psychotic Episodes (b00fn9hm)
Episode 4

What keys think, and a thumb-sized comedian. The surreal world of Miriam Elia, with Joanna Neary. From November 2008.



TUESDAY 08 MAY 2012

TUE 00:00 Paradise Lost in Cyberspace (b007jpgs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 Doctor Who (b00rzkyd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 Robert Harris - Fatherland (b007jmrk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 Boxer and Doberman (b00jdp91)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 Clare in the Community (b008w1p4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 Cabin Pressure (b00lt16c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 Vivat Rex (b01h8qkc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 Mr Ossie's Rolled-Gold Fish and Chip Shop (b00bwjcq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:15 Loose Ends (b01h2c8w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 Anything Legal (b0088z2b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 The Arts and How They Was Done (b00777b4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 Robert Harris - Fatherland (b007jms0)
Stuckart

The Berlin detective fraternises with an American journalist. Together they try to unravel the secret at the heart of a post-war Nazi state.

Anton Lesser stars as Xavier March, homicide investigator with the Berlin Kriminalpolizei called to investigate a suspicious death.

Robert Harris's thriller dramatised by John Dryden.

Xavier March ...... Anton Lesser
Charlotte Maguire ...... Angeline Ball
Nebe ...... Stratford Johns
Frau Luther ...... Eleanor Bron
Globus ...... Michael Byrne
Krebs William ...... Scott Masson
Stuckart ...... Michael Culver

Producer: John Dryden

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1998.


TUE 06:30 Boxer and Doberman (b00wg37w)
Series 2

Murder Is Child's Play

When two rival Glasgow gang-leaders (and would-be children's authors) find themselves competing head-to-head for a prestigious literary award, it's up to Boxer and Doberman to stop full-scale gang warfare - especially with campaign to win "European City of Kindness".

Alastair Jessiman's comedy police drama features grizzled old-school detective, DI Bob Boxer - and his slightly less grizzled and more instinctive young sidekick, DS Shona Doberman.

It's a case of Taggart meet The Naked Gun as the duo take to the road in Boxer's arthritic Austin Princess...

DI Boxer ..... Finlay Welsh
DS Doberman ..... Anita Vettesse
Butcher Brawley ..... James Bryce
Rosa Caputo ..... Ann Scott Jones
"The Shadow" ..... Cameron McNee
Joe Macnamarra ..... Alastair Jessiman

Director: David Jackson Young

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


TUE 07:00 Two Doors Down (b0084r5t)
Series 1

Drilling for Hamsters

The bohemian residents of Marlborough Road in Belfast are saved from chaos by their cleaning lady, Sally.

Series one of Annie McCartney's sitcom.

Sally ...... Frances Tomelty
Clare ...... Marcella Riordan
Fintan ...... Gerard Murphy
Evie ...... Katy Gleadhill
Anna ...... Bethan Lloyd
Simon ...... Patrick Gleadhill
Trevor ...... Gerard McSorley

Director: Tanya Nash

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2001.


TUE 07:30 Ed Reardon's Week (b01gvq3l)
Series 8

Rosicrucian Armageddon 2

Ed Reardon leads us through the ups and down of his week, complete with his trusty companion, Elgar, and his never-ending capacity for scrimping and scraping at whatever scraps his agent, Ping, can offer him to keep body, mind and cat together.

Ed joins the modern gaming fraternity when he meets Graham Pearson - the man who gave the world 'Rosicrucian Armageddon' - and is hired to add some authentic 'oldenspeak' to its sequel - 'Rosicrucian Armageddon 2'. Whilst he tries to get to grips with NPC's, orbs and the Quest for the Grail his daughter unexpectedly arrives complete with son, Smile, Japanese tea infuser, dream catcher and native American chants to purge Ed's flat.


TUE 08:00 The Goon Show (b009qwz0)
Series 7

Wings Over Dagenham

Move aside Orville and Wilbur, Neddie Seagoon is the pioneer aviator.

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 George Chisholm, the Ray Ellington Quartet and Max Geldray.

Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott.

Announcer: Wallace Greenslade

Producer: Pat Dixon

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in December 1956.


TUE 08:30 Lines From My Grandfather's Forehead (b00h4lnm)
From 05/04/1971

An odd romantic tryst and the life of a great Englishman.

A sequential entertainment for radio starring Ronnie Barker.

With Terence Brady and Pauline Yates.

Pianist: Gordon Langford.

Written by John Graham, David Nobbs, David McKellar and Peter Vincent, Donald Monat and June Dixon, Miles Rudge and Ted Dicks, Pete Spence, Alan Scott and Chris Bryant, and Gerald Wiley.

Producer John Fawcett-Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1971.


TUE 09:00 The News Quiz Extra (b01h8vh8)
An extended version of the News Quiz for Radio 4 Extra, featuring jokes that you won't have heard already, some clips from the archives and exclusive behind-the-scenes material.


TUE 09:45 Elastic Planet (b007k399)
The Objects

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

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

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

Producer: Jon Naismith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1995


TUE 10:00 Vivat Rex (b01h8vhb)
Victims

Richard Burton narrates the playwrights' account of the English Crown. A new King rules. Stars Derek Jacobi and Martin Jarvis.


TUE 11:00 Daphne Du Maurier (b007j7pb)
And His Letters Grew Colder

A passionate affair gradually dies. An early story by Daphne du Maurier that was only discovered in 2006. Read by Nigel Havers.


TUE 11:15 Graeme Fife - A Misfortune at Seaham (b01h8vhd)
The heroes of the 1880 Seaham Colliery explosion in Durham. Based on real-life events. Stars Paul Copley and Nigel Anthony.


TUE 12:00 The Goon Show (b009qwz0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 Lines From My Grandfather's Forehead (b00h4lnm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 Robert Harris - Fatherland (b007jms0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 Boxer and Doberman (b00wg37w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 EF Benson - Miss Mapp (b0107x4c)
Humble Pie

Embarrassed at having been caught drunk by Elizabeth Mapp, Major Flint attempts to make it up to her. Stars Frances Barber.


TUE 14:15 This Sceptred Isle (b007jt03)
Infant Poverty and The North Briton

The North Briton newspaper exposed corruption within Parliament. Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles.


TUE 14:30 Lisa French-Blaker - Heart of Darfur (b01h8vhg)
Episode 2

Lisa tries frantically to treat some desperate refugees. But in Darfur there's a strict curfew in force. Read by Federay Holmes.


TUE 14:45 The Invention of Childhood (b00shl8f)
Reinstated Divinity

Michael Morpurgo discovers how the Victorian obsession with childhood, both real and romanticised, appeared in art and literature.


TUE 15:00 Vivat Rex (b01h8vhb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b01h8wy5)
Mel Giedroyc hears more of the top 50 stories from the BBC Radio 2 Chris Evans 500 Words short story competition. We go fishing on the River Usk and our story Huck Finn continues.


TUE 17:00 Up the Garden Path (b007xwbq)
Series 1

Into the Lion's Den

With Michael messing her about, Izzy's quest to find love gets even more muddled.

Tumbling from one love entanglement to another, 30-something teacher Izzy Comyn has a predilection for inappropriate men.

Imelda Staunton stars as Izzy.

Adapted by Sue Limb from her 1984 novel into 3 radio series which ran from 1987 to 1993. Granada also adapted the series for ITV.

Izzy ...... Imelda Staunton
Michael ...... Nicholas Le Prevost
Dick ...... Mike Grady
Louise ...... Phyllida Nash
Gwyn ...... Sion Probert

Producer: Jonathan James-Moore

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1987.


TUE 17:30 Two Doors Down (b0084r5t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 18:00 Paradise Lost in Cyberspace (b007jphb)
Episode 6

The future of the OAPs and, indeed, of the whole of civilisation, hangs in the balance.

Stephen Moore stars in the conclusion of Colin Swash's dystopian comedy set in 22nd-century Britain.

George ...... Stephen Moore
Doris ...... Patsy Byrne
O'Connell ...... Geoffrey McGivern
Mrs Cookson ...... Edna Dore
Andrea Sunbeam ...... Lorelei King

Other parts played by Melanie Hudson, Joanna Brookes, Christopher Douglas, Peter Serafinowcz and Lewis MacLeod.

Producer: Richard Wilson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1998.


TUE 18:30 Doctor Who (b00rzqpy)
Doctor Who and the Giant Robot

Episode 7

With the threat of nuclear war, The Doctor fights to take control of the bunker. The robot has other plans. Read by Tom Baker.


TUE 19:00 The Goon Show (b009qwz0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 Lines From My Grandfather's Forehead (b00h4lnm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 Robert Harris - Fatherland (b007jms0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 Boxer and Doberman (b00wg37w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 Daphne Du Maurier (b007j7pb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 21:15 Graeme Fife - A Misfortune at Seaham (b01h8vhd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


TUE 22:00 Ed Reardon's Week (b01gvq3l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 Chris Addison's Civilization (b00dy51z)
Cities and Laws

What are the flaws in the urban democratic system?

Continuing his journey through the vast and rich subject of civilisation, Chris Addison explains exactly what we need to create a new one.

With:

Professor Austin Herring (Geoffrey McGivern)
Jo Enright
Dan Tetsell

Producer: Simon Nicholls

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2006.


TUE 23:00 Dry Slopes (b00lvl1l)
Series 1

Families and How to Conceive Them

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

Nick Ball’s sitcom about the unemployed son of a high-flying mother.

Angus Dry ...... Nick Ball
Mum ...... Louisa Rix

With Robert Harley, Toby Longworth and Julie Gibbs.

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1995.


TUE 23:30 The Adventures of John and Tony (b009pn8p)
The Total Hotel Experience

John and his best friend Tony find themselves taking part in a seaside hotel's murder-mystery weekend.

John just wants to play dominoes, but amongst the guests is a woman from his past - with her potatoes.

Written by John Hegley

Starring John Hegley, Simon Munnery, Terry Malloy, Sunny Ormonde and Andy Hockley.

Original music by Nigel Piper.

Director: Anne Edyvean

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1999.



WEDNESDAY 09 MAY 2012

WED 00:00 Paradise Lost in Cyberspace (b007jphb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 Doctor Who (b00rzqpy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 Robert Harris - Fatherland (b007jms0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 Boxer and Doberman (b00wg37w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 The News Quiz Extra (b01h8vh8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Tuesday]


WED 02:45 Elastic Planet (b007k399)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:45 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 Vivat Rex (b01h8vhb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 Daphne Du Maurier (b007j7pb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:15 Graeme Fife - A Misfortune at Seaham (b01h8vhd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 Up the Garden Path (b007xwbq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 Two Doors Down (b0084r5t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 Robert Harris - Fatherland (b007r49s)
Switzerland

Probing the deaths of senior party officials in Adolf Hitler's post-war Germany, detective Xavier March gets a fresh lead...

Anton Lesser stars as Xavier March, homicide investigator with the Berlin Kriminalpolizei.

Robert Harris's thriller dramatised by John Dryden.

Xavier March ...... Anton Lesser
Charlotte Maguire ...... Angeline Ball
Nebe ...... Stratford Johns
Rudi ...... Andrew Sachs
Max Jaeger ...... Peter Ellis
Zaugg ...... Patrick Godfrey
Swiss Detective ...... Dan Fineman

Producer: John Dryden

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1998.


WED 06:30 Boxer and Doberman (b00wh02c)
Series 2

The Black Widow

When Boxer and Doberman are called to investigate the brutal murder of a popular Scottish actor, they become entangled (as you do) in a web of intrigue.

Things get even stickier when Boxer seems to fall for the murdered man's widow - seductive breakfast TV star Marion Swann. Doberman's suspicions are aroused. Boxer is just aroused...

Alastair Jessiman's comedy police drama features grizzled old-school, cardigan-wearing detective, DI Bob Boxer - and more instinctive, BlackBerry-wielding young sidekick, DS Shona Doberman.

Listen out for a blink-and-you-miss-it cameo from one of the stars of the show which "inspired" Boxer and Doberman - ITV's Taggart. (Clue: his appearance is a tea-time treat...)

DI Boxer ..... Finlay Welsh
DS Doberman ..... Anita Vettesse
Marion Swann ..... Juliet Cadzow
Mackenzie Baxter ..... Sean Scanlan
Joe Macnamarra ..... Alastair Jessiman

Director: David Jackson Young

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


WED 07:00 The Leopard in Autumn (b00c3b7g)
Series 1

The Pride and the Peacemaker

Renaissance Italy's Prince Ludovico buys a cannon, and Princess Plethora wants to confess. Stars David Swift. From April 2001.


WED 07:30 Beauty of Britain (b00njwd9)
Series 1

Colour Me Wow

Comedy by Christopher Douglas and Nicola Sanderson. Beauty Olonga works as a carer for the Featherdown Agency and sees herself as an inspiration to other African girls hoping to achieve their goals in the land of semi-skimmed milk.

Beauty has a particularly difficult client, but is distracted by her latest business venture. Lynette assures Beauty that 'Colour Me Wow' is no pyramid scheme, while Anil shows a surprising new side to himself.

Beauty ...... Jocelyn Jee Esien
Lynette ...... Doon Mackichan
Sandra ...... Nicola Sanderson
Sally ...... Felicity Montagu
Karen ...... Nicola Sanderson
Mrs Gupte ...... Indira Joshi
Anil ...... Paul Sharma
Dr Kavanagh ...... Phyllida Law
Hilary ...... Rachel Atkins
Clare ...... Doon Mackichan

Music by The West End Gospel Choir.


WED 08:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007tdvy)
Series 4

The Wild Man of the Woods

The lad announces that he's rejecting society to go and live a truly rural life.

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 January 1957.


WED 08:30 The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter (b007jtjp)
Series 2

The Guests

Author Gerald is appalled at news of unwelcome dinner companions.

The convoluted chronicle of an optimistic author starring Ian Carmichael as Gerald C Potter and Charlotte Mitchell as his wife.

With Michael Goldie and Penelope Reynolds

Written by Basil Boothroyd.

Producer: Bobby Jaye

The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter ran from 1976 to 1981

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1977.


WED 09:00 Coming Alive (b00fnrl6)
Series 1

Quick Draw McGraw

To help out the community, Terry uses his conman skills to tackle the local crime baron. Stars Karl Howman. From February 1999.


WED 09:30 Counterpoint (b00dk91z)
2005

Episode 4

Ned Sherrin's music quiz with Sue Bates of Barrow-upon-Soar, Andrew Beardsell of Brighouse and Alan Gallagher from Wallsend.


WED 10:00 Vivat Rex (b01hbd6g)
Vulgar Company

Richard Burton narrates the playwrights' story of the English Crown. Falstaff appears. Stars Martin Jarvis and June Whitfield.


WED 11:00 Red Herrings (b00tyw76)
Series 1

Mangia, Mangia, Ti Fa Bene

The way to a husband's heart is found through the pleasures of a sumptuous meal. Greta Scacchi reads Donna Leon's tasty thriller.


WED 11:15 Bruce Bedford - Black Ice (b01hbdcc)
In 1911 - as a prelude to Captain Scott's ill-fated expedition to the South Pole - three men set off in the darkness of the Antarctic winter. Departing from Scott's over-wintering hut, they were out to secure examples of the eggs of the Emperor Penguin.

Their survival, in temperatures of minus 60 or 70, can only be ascribed to astonishing courage and willpower.

Bruce Bedford's dramatised account stars Crawford Logan as Edward A. 'Bill' Wilson, Richard Greenwood as Apsley Cherry-Garrard and John Walsh as Henry R. 'Birdie' Bowers.

Director: Hamish Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1995.


WED 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007tdvy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter (b007jtjp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 Robert Harris - Fatherland (b007r49s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 Boxer and Doberman (b00wh02c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 EF Benson - Miss Mapp (b01091p7)
Crimson Lake

Determined to outshine darling Diva's party outfit, Tilling's busybody has her dress specially dyed. Stars Frances Barber.


WED 14:15 This Sceptred Isle (b007jt09)
Rockingham, The Stamp Act, Hargreaves and Jenny

Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles. This programme looks at the character of King George III.


WED 14:30 Lisa French-Blaker - Heart of Darfur (b01hblzm)
Episode 3

A terrifying confrontation with armed government troops prevents Lisa treating those dying around her. Read by Federay Holmes.


WED 14:45 The Invention of Childhood (b00shrwl)
Father, Is It Time?

Michael Morpurgo reveals children's working lives during the Industrial Revolution - up chimneys, in factories and down mines.


WED 15:00 Vivat Rex (b01hbd6g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b01hblzp)
Mel Giedroyc hears more of the top 50 stories in this year's BBC Radio 2 Chris Evans 500 Words competition. We go shark fishing in Wales and our story Huckleberry Finn continues.


WED 17:00 PG Wodehouse - The Inimitable Jeeves (b007s5dn)
The Great Sermon Handicap

Can Bertie Wooster beat the odds of disaster in an unusual betting syndicate?

PG Wodehouse's romp starring Michael Hordern and Richard Briers.

Jeeves ...... Michael Hordern
Bertie Wooster ..... Richard Briers
Revrend Heppenstall ..... Maurice Denham
Bingo Little ..... Jonathan Cecil
Eustace ..... David Jason
Claude ..... Jonathan Lynn
Cynthia ..... Carol Marsh

Adapted by Chris Miller.

Producer: David Hatch

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1973.


WED 17:30 The Leopard in Autumn (b00c3b7g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 18:00 Bruce Bedford - The Gibson (b007js7p)
Episode 1

Aspiring poet Saul Judd gets drawn into a web of dark and mysterious forces - as a leprous prince ignores sinister warnings and a Bath playgroup's blind terror baffles the adults...

Bruce Bedford's time-hopping supernatural thriller serial in six episodes.

Robert Glenister .... Saul Judd
Sharon Duce .... Elise Judd
Freddie Jones .... The Scribe
Kate Binchy .... The Scribe's Wife
Constance Chapman .... Haensel Sethria
John Telfer .... Prince Bladud
Trevor Cooper .... Rough Peasant
Sam Dastor .... Karim el Hatel
June Barrie .... The Chairwoman
Geoff Serle .... The Northern Man
Jonathan Adams .... The Guardian

Original music composed by Thomas Johnson.
Music realised by Robin Lever.
Special effects: Dick Mills (Radiophonic Workshop)

Directed at BBC Bristol by Andy Jordan

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1992.


WED 18:30 Doctor Who (b00rzs6w)
Doctor Who and the Giant Robot

Episode 8

The Doctor comes up with the solution to defeat the seemingly indestructible foe. But will he stick around? Read by Tom Baker.


WED 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007tdvy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter (b007jtjp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 Robert Harris - Fatherland (b007r49s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 Boxer and Doberman (b00wh02c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 Red Herrings (b00tyw76)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 21:15 Bruce Bedford - Black Ice (b01hbdcc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


WED 22:00 Beauty of Britain (b00njwd9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 Self-Storage (b0080x3g)
Series 1

Family

Dave's family try therapy to halt his descent, but he can't see the point - what's wrong with living in a storage unit?

Stars Reece Shearsmith and Mark Heap.

Sitcom written by Tom Collinson and Barnaby Power.

Dave ...... Reece Shearsmith.
Geoff ...... Mark Heap.
Ron ...... Tom Goodman-Hill
American ...... Phil Nicol
Judy ...... Rosie Cavaliero.
Sarah ...... Susan Earl.
Dad ...... Philip Jackson

Producer: Ed Morrish

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2007.


WED 22:45 Guy Browning's Small Talk (b0076mys)
Series 2

How to Go to a Party

The writer and humorist shares his tips on making merry and avoiding being 'de-mingled'. From August 2004.


WED 23:00 Masala FM (b007x0c9)
Episode 1

Masala FM is East London's premier Asian community radio station.

Owner, Mr Krishna, wants to make some changes and everyone's scared, except for visiting Bollywood celebrity Johnny 'Muscles' Patel...

Six-part sitcom written by Meera Syal

Starring Sanjeev Bhaskar, Nitin Sawheny, Meera Syal and Nina Wadia.

Music by Nitin Sawhney.

Producer: Liz Anstee

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1996.


WED 23:30 If You're So Clever, Why Aren't You Rich? (b00s3j28)
Series 1

But Is It Art?

Just as the arty world opens to Judith, Giles plunges her into a media sleaze pit. Stars Richard E Grant. From February 1995.



THURSDAY 10 MAY 2012

THU 00:00 Bruce Bedford - The Gibson (b007js7p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 Doctor Who (b00rzs6w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 Robert Harris - Fatherland (b007r49s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 Boxer and Doberman (b00wh02c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 Coming Alive (b00fnrl6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 Counterpoint (b00dk91z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 Vivat Rex (b01hbd6g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 Red Herrings (b00tyw76)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:15 Bruce Bedford - Black Ice (b01hbdcc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 PG Wodehouse - The Inimitable Jeeves (b007s5dn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 The Leopard in Autumn (b00c3b7g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 Robert Harris - Fatherland (b007jmsy)
Discovery

As the 75th birthday of Adolf Hitler nears, detective Xavier March hits trouble with his terrifying investigation...

Anton Lesser stars as Xavier March, homicide investigator with the Berlin Kriminalpolizei.

Robert Harris's thriller dramatised by John Dryden.

Xavier March ...... Anton Lesser
Charlotte Maguire ...... Angeline Ball
Globus ...... Michael Byrne
Krebs ...... William Scott Masson
Max Jaeger ...... Peter Ellis
Hotel Manager ...... Ian Gelder
Pili ...... Thomas Copeland
Friedman ...... Michael Culver
Car-hire Rep ...... Dan Fineman
Nazi Music Critic ...... Jonathan Coleman

Producer: John Dryden

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1998.


THU 06:30 Maigret (b007jzsh)
The Drowned Men's Inn

Episode 1

When a lorry crashes into a stationary car, it seems like a straightforward accident.

But suspicions are soon aroused, as Inspector Maigret is unwittingly drawn into an investigation for murder...

Read by Nicholas Le Prevost.

Inspector Jules Maigret is one of the world's best known fictional detective. Created by Georges Simenon, the pipe-smoking, gruff French Detective has inspired countless TV series and feature films. Although most of Simenon's work is available in English, it was originally written in French.

Directed at BBC Manchester by Carrie Rooney.

Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in 2005.


THU 07:00 Unnatural Acts (b00jtm1n)
Series 1

A Day in the Country

The gang go for a picnic at a farm next to Sizefield nuclear power station. Stars Kit Hollerbach and Jeremy Hardy. From April 1987.


THU 07:30 Tom Wrigglesworth's Open Letters (b01gvtj8)
Series 2

Insurance

Sony Award-winning comic, Tom Wrigglesworth returns for another series of his open letters.

This week, his letter is addressed to the insurance industry as Tom asks why everything has to be so confusing.

Written by Tom Wrigglesworth, James Kettle and Miles Jupp.

Producer: Simon Mayhew-Archer.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2012.


THU 08:00 The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show (b007qv81)
Series 3

Episode 1

Legendary comic duo Eric and Ernie play wine-tasting connoisseurs, pay tribute to marriage guidance service and enjoy an afternoon in the garden.

Written by Eddie Braben.

With Allan Cuthbertson and Ann Hamilton.

Singing guest: Anita Harris

Music from Max Harris and his Orchestra.

Producer: Bobby Jaye

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in December 1977


THU 08:30 Dad's Army (b007jprv)
Series 3

The Godiva Affair

The Home Guard platoon holds a Spitfire fundraiser, but Corporal Jones is pining for Mrs Fox.

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 Frazer …. John Laurie
Private Pike …. Ian Lavender
Private Godfrey …. Arnold Ridley
Warden Hodges …. Bill Pertwee
Mrs Fox …. Mollie Sugden

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1976.


THU 09:00 Huddwinks (b00941jx)
Series 1

Henry The Vee

His Majesty fights the French at Agincourt, but will the Bard or Barbara Cartland win the day? Stars Roy Hudd. From July 1986.


THU 09:30 The Museum of Curiosity (b00snrk4)
Series 3

Episode 6

John Lloyd invites guests David Eagleman, Neil Gaiman and Sarah Millican to add to the collection. From June 2010.


THU 10:00 Vivat Rex (b01hbrw0)
Rebellion

Richard Burton narrates the playwrights' chronicle of the English Crown. Henry IV clashes with his rivals. Stars Robert Hardy.


THU 11:00 Red Herrings (b00tywfd)
Series 1

The Difference

A prisoner confesses to his ambitious jailer, but can he cheat fate? David Ryall reads Reginald Hill's devious tale.


THU 11:15 Never Mind, I Stopped My Train (b01hbrw2)
July 18th 1898: The heroism of driver, Walter Peart and fireman, Harry Dean when the boiler of their Great Western Railway steam engine horrifically exploded.

Martin Sorrell recreates the background to this story which acts as a tribute to all railwaymen.

Narrated by Martin Jarvis and Joanna Myers. With Ann Windsor as Ada Peart, Nicholas Murchie as Edmund Mears/William Jarrett and Jonathan Tafler as John Hodges.

Director: Martin Jenkins

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1992.


THU 12:00 The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show (b007qv81)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 Dad's Army (b007jprv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 Robert Harris - Fatherland (b007jmsy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 Maigret (b007jzsh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 EF Benson - Miss Mapp (b01096xd)
Faraddiddlony

The Contessa Faragleoni eventually arrives in Tilling, and the ladies eagerly await a dinner invitation. Stars Frances Barber.


THU 14:15 This Sceptred Isle (b007jt0j)
Goldsmith and Sterne and 18th Century Letters

A time of inventions, salons and smuggling in eighteenth century Britain. Narrated by Anna Massey.


THU 14:30 Lisa French-Blaker - Heart of Darfur (b01hbrw4)
Episode 4

Overwhelmed by the numbers needing treatment in Darfur, Lisa begins to feel unable to cope. Read by Federay Holmes.


THU 14:45 The Invention of Childhood (b00sjp2l)
I Ain't a Child

Michael Morpurgo tells the story of Victorian street children and the organisations that grew up to rescue them.


THU 15:00 Vivat Rex (b01hbrw0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b01hbrw6)
Mel Giedroyc hears more 500 Words short stories. She also follows in the footsteps of Peter Pan author J M Barrie, and finds out why gospel music is so uplifting.


THU 17:00 The World As We Know It (b00fy2qt)
Donna's Leaving Do

The Stranger revealed that the doomsday device was activated by someone inside the house.

Donna thinks it may be time to start afresh somewhere else. But would she really go and will they discover what really caused the end of the world?

Sitcom by Luke Sorba.

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

Producer: Elizabeth Anstee

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1999.


THU 17:30 Unnatural Acts (b00jtm1n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 18:00 Bruce Bedford - The Gibson (b007js82)
Episode 2

After aspiring poet Saul Judd and his family win a competition, strange events happen.

Bruce Bedford's time-hopping supernatural thriller serial set in - and under - Bath.

Robert Glenister .... Saul Judd
Sharon Duce .... Elise Judd
Freddie Jones .... The Scribe
Kate Binchy .... The Scribe's Wife
Constance Chapman .... Haensel Sethria
John Telfer .... Prince Bladud
Trevor Cooper .... Rough Peasant
Sam Dastor .... Karim el Hatel
June Barrie .... The Chairwoman
Timothy West .... Selwyn Fist
Liz Goulding .... Rita

Original music composed by Thomas Johnson.
Music realised by Robin Lever.
Special effects: Dick Mills (Radiophonic Workshop)

Directed at BBC Bristol by Andy Jordan

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1992.


THU 18:30 The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson (b007x08g)
1. The Manuscript

Two friends are camping near the bleak ruins of a huge old house in a remote spot in the west of Ireland, when they discover a ragged manuscript.

It purports to be the journal of an old recluse who once lived in the house with his sister. The manuscript describes his terrifying experiences of being besieged by supernatural creatures and another dimension...

Read by Jim Norton.

First published in 1908, William Hope Hodgson's fantasy novella is now seen as a classic of early, Edwardian sci-fi.

Abridged in four parts by Doreen Estall.

Producer: Lawrence Jackson

Made for BBC Radio 7 by BBC Northern Ireland.

First broadcast in September 2007.


THU 19:00 The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show (b007qv81)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 Dad's Army (b007jprv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 Robert Harris - Fatherland (b007jmsy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 Maigret (b007jzsh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 Red Herrings (b00tywfd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


THU 21:15 Never Mind, I Stopped My Train (b01hbrw2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


THU 22:00 Tom Wrigglesworth's Open Letters (b01gvtj8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 Bleak Expectations (b00db5bt)
Series 2

A Happy Life Broken and Then Mended a Bit

You're cordially invited to cower before the terrifying spectacle of the Martian invasion, where only Pip and some geese stand between Mr Benevolent's army of long-eared purple space villains and all that is good and true....

The final chapter of the Victorian comic epic, and the whole planet is in terrible danger when Pip's evil ex-guardian Mr Gently Benevolent summons a massive Martian invasion. Is this the end for Pip, Harry and the rest of the human race? And will Pippa's goose sanctuary be all right? Listeners are cordially invited to cower before the terrifying spectacle of the army of long-eared purple space villains...

Mark Evans's epic comedy in the style of Charles Dickens.

Chapter the Last: A Happy Life Broken and then Mended a Bit

Sir Philip...........................Richard Johnson
Mr Benevolent........................Anthony Head
Harry Biscuit......................James Bachman
Young Pip..................................Tom Allen
Sternbeater...................Geoffrey Whitehead
Ripely Fecund......................Sarah Hadland
Mr Parsimonious...............Laurence Howarth
Pippa........................................Susy Kane
Sundry learned gentlemen...........Mark Evans

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2008.


THU 23:00 The In Crowd (b00slxxy)
Series 3

Episode 4

The coolest bag ladies in the world, and discover swimwear solutions for dieters who haven't yet reached their target weight.

Plus, Jonathan Tudge, who just can't help putting his foot in it.

Another advice-packed sketch show from Manchester's Comedy Store.

With Robin Ince, Helen Moon, Smug Roberts and Kate Ward.

Producer: Graham Frost

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2002.


THU 23:30 Think the Unthinkable (b01hbrw8)
Series 3

Iota Credit Cards

The management consultants tackle credit card security, with the morally dubious Owen. Stars Marcus Brigstocke. From July 2004.



FRIDAY 11 MAY 2012

FRI 00:00 Bruce Bedford - The Gibson (b007js82)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson (b007x08g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 Robert Harris - Fatherland (b007jmsy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 Maigret (b007jzsh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 Huddwinks (b00941jx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 The Museum of Curiosity (b00snrk4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 Vivat Rex (b01hbrw0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 Red Herrings (b00tywfd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:15 Never Mind, I Stopped My Train (b01hbrw2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 The World As We Know It (b00fy2qt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 Unnatural Acts (b00jtm1n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 Robert Harris - Fatherland (b007jmtf)
Closing In

Detective Xavier March uncovers the terrible secret of Adolf Hitler's totalitarian state.

Anton Lesser stars as Xavier March, homicide investigator with the Berlin Kriminalpolizei.

Conclusion of Robert Harris's thriller dramatised by John Dryde.

Xavier March ...... Anton Lesser
Charlotte Maguire ...... Angeline Ball
Globus ...... Michael Byrne
Krebs ...... William Scott Masson
Max Jaeger ...... Peter Ellis
Nebe ...... Stratford Johns
Border Guard ...... Dan Fineman
Commentator ...... Alan Dedicoat

Producer: John Dryden

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1998.


FRI 06:30 Maigret (b007jztr)
The Drowned Men's Inn

Episode 2

After discovering a body in the boot of an exhumed car, Inspector Maigret is beginning to piece together the evidence...

Concluded by Nicholas Le Prevost.

Inspector Jules Maigret is one of the world's best known fictional detective. Created by Georges Simenon, the pipe-smoking, gruff French Detective has inspired countless TV series and feature films. Although most of Simenon's work is available in English, it was originally written in French.

Directed at BBC Manchester by Carrie Rooney.

Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in 2005.


FRI 07:00 Ring Around the Bath (b01hc2x1)
Series 3

Pressure Times Volume Is a Constant

Egg's boyfriend moves in. Rick moves out - and comes back. And the arrival of Alison's baby is only a couple of months away. Can Stella keep track of her wayward family?

Series 3 of Lucy Clare and Ian Davidson's sitcom about topsy-turvy family life.

Stars Duncan Preston as Patrick, Pippa Haywood as Stella, Claudie Blakley as Alison, Bruce MacKinnon as Rick, Catherine Shepherd as Xanthe and Daniela Denby-Ashe as Egg.

Director: Elizabeth Freestone

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2006.


FRI 07:30 Tonight (b01h77nt)
Series 2

Episode 1

Rory Bremner and the team return for another series of Tonight, the topical satire show that digs that bit deeper into national and international politics.

Rory's mantra is that it's as important to make sense out of things as it is to make fun of them. With a team that includes veteran satirists Andy Zaltzman and Nick Doody and versatile impressionist and character comedian Kate O'Sullivan, Tonight promises to do both. This is half an hour of stand-up, sketches, and investigative satire. And at the core of the show are Rory's incisively funny interviews with the most informed guest commentators on the current political scene.

More global crises, more political scandal, more jokes with the word fiscal in them - and some truly brilliant impressions: a shot in the arm for satire lovers everywhere.

Producers: Simon Jacobs & Frank Stirling
A Unique Production for BBC Radio 4.


FRI 08:00 The Navy Lark (b01hc2x3)
Series 6

On the Carpet

The floor of Murray's cabin aboard HMS Troutbridge is bare - and Phillips wants it to stay that way.

Stars Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Ronnie Barker as Able Seaman Johnson, Richard Caldicote as Captain Povey and Heather Chasen as Heather.

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

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in October 1963.


FRI 08:30 The Burkiss Way (b007jm5c)
Series 1

Escape from Prison the Burkiss Way

Improve your IQ and go on the Auntie Quiz in the cult sketch show.

The Burkiss Way to dynamic living - radio's first correspondence course. No stamp needed.

Dynamic instruction from Denise Coffey, Nigel Rees, Chris Emmett and Fred Harris.

Dynamic scripts by Andrew Marshall, John Mason and David Renwick with dynamic production by Simon Brett.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1976.


FRI 09:00 North East of Eden (b01hc5tl)
Spirits

The discovery of an ancient relic brings pilgrims to Paradise, but Marcia is also praying for a miracle when errant boyfriend Clem pays a visit.

Rebecca Front and Joan Sims stars in Peter Kerry's sitcom about a GP living on a remote island off the coast of Northumbria.

Dr Marcia Hulme …. Rebecca Front
Auntie Annie …. Joan Sims
Hjorst …. Niall Ashdown
Joseph …. James Garbutt
Mrs Peevis …. Jean Southern
Ralph …. Stephen Thirkeld
William …. Sammy Johnson

Producer: Kathy Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1997.


FRI 09:30 Puzzle Panel (b00yrrgg)
Episode 8

Scratch your head along with Chris Maslanka, Dr Victor Bryant, Dr Doreen Baxter and William Hartston. From July 1998.


FRI 10:00 Vivat Rex (b01hc5tn)
Corruption

Richard Burton narrates the playwrights' tale of the English Crown. Falstaff gathers a very small army. Stars Billie Whitelaw.


FRI 11:00 Red Herrings (b00v7760)
Series 1

The Soothmoothers

Rivalry between three sexy travellers in Shetland sparks a local's imagination. Marnie Baxter reads Ann Cleeves' curious story.


FRI 11:15 Martin Sorrell - Trapped (b01hc5tq)
The heroes of the great Exeter theatre fire of 1887. Martin Sorrell's recreation of real events. With Geoffrey Whitehead.


FRI 12:00 The Navy Lark (b01hc2x3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 The Burkiss Way (b007jm5c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 Robert Harris - Fatherland (b007jmtf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 Maigret (b007jztr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 EF Benson - Miss Mapp (b0109gq7)
Alas, Poor Puffin

The festive season in the village of Tilling is blighted by news of an untimely death. Stars Frances Barber and Nickolas Grace.


FRI 14:15 This Sceptred Isle (b007jt0q)
Edinburgh New Town

Anna Massey takes a look at the taxation of American imports and the development of Edinburgh.


FRI 14:30 Lisa French-Blaker - Heart of Darfur (b01hc5ts)
Episode 5

With yet another militia attack on a nearby town, Lisa French-Blaker listens to stories from survivors. Read by Federay Holmes.


FRI 14:45 The Invention of Childhood (b00sjw36)
The Habit of Schooling

Michael Morpurgo discovers the reaction to the 1870 Forster Education Act, marking the start of compulsory education for all.


FRI 15:00 Vivat Rex (b01hc5tn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b01hc5tv)
Mel Giedroyc hears more of the top 50 stories from the BBC Radio 2 Chris Evans 500 Words short story competition. And it's the last episode in our story Huckleberry Finn.


FRI 17:00 Millport (b0075t3w)
Series 1

Lineage

Big brother Gordon has returned to Millport on the tiny Isle of Cumbrae, off the west coast of Scotland.

But Irene wonders why anyone would return once they've had the chance to escape?

Bittersweet comedy written by and starring Lynn Ferguson as 30-something barmaid Irene Bruce, who hankers after a better life on the mainland.

Irene ...... Lynn Ferguson
Moira ...... Janet Brown
Alberto/Robert/Bob ...... Lewis McLeod
Ena/Bunty ...... Gabriel Quigley
Doogie ...... Matt Costello
Gordon/Minister ...... Robert Paterson

Producer: Lucy Bacon

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2000.


FRI 17:30 Ring Around the Bath (b01hc2x1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 18:00 Bruce Bedford - The Gibson (b007js8d)
Episode 3

Haensel Sethria warns Elise Judd, and Saul Judd is summoned to meet Selwyn Fist.

Bruce Bedford's time-hopping supernatural thriller serial set in - and under - Bath.

Robert Glenister .... Saul Judd
Sharon Duce .... Elise Judd
Freddie Jones .... The Scribe
Kate Binchy .... The Scribe's Wife
Constance Chapman .... Haensel Sethria
Gordon Reid .... Priscus
Michael Stroud .... Stranger
Jonathan Tafler .... Landlord
Timothy West .... Selwyn Fist
John Abineri .... Roman Officer
Jonathan Adams .... The Guardian

Original music composed by Thomas Johnson.
Music realised by Robin Lever.
Special effects: Dick Mills (Radiophonic Workshop)

Directed at BBC Bristol by Andy Jordan

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1992.


FRI 18:30 The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson (b007wznx)
2. The Siege

After beginning to read the ragged manuscript purporting to be written by an old recluse, the narrator and his sister face the swine-like supernatural creatures' terrifying siege...

Read by Jim Norton.

First published in 1908, William Hope Hodgson's fantasy novella is now seen as a classic of early, Edwardian sci-fi.

Abridged in four parts by Doreen Estall.

Producer: Lawrence Jackson

Made for BBC Radio 7 by BBC Northern Ireland.

First broadcast in September 2007.


FRI 19:00 The Navy Lark (b01hc2x3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 The Burkiss Way (b007jm5c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 Robert Harris - Fatherland (b007jmtf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 Maigret (b007jztr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Red Herrings (b00v7760)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 21:15 Martin Sorrell - Trapped (b01hc5tq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


FRI 22:00 Tonight (b01h77nt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 Old Harry's Game (b007jmbj)
Series 3

A Four Letter Word

A new arrival in Hell persuades Satan to re-shoot 'Casablanca' - with a mutant alien.

Andy Hamilton’s devilishly funny sitcom set in Hell.

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

Other characters played by Felicity Montagu, Philip Pope, Nick Revel and Michael Fenton Stevens.

Producer Paul Mayhew-Archer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1999.


FRI 23:00 Lenin of the Rovers (b007jplc)
Series 1

Episode 4

Britain's first communist football team tackles Germany. But what about the revolution? Stars Alexei Sayle. From March 1988.


FRI 23:30 The Cabaret of Dr Caligari (b007jq2f)
A Word in Your Ear

The dark, surreal goings-on in a nightclub owned by Dr Caligari. A late night DJ drops in. Starring John Woodvine. From 1991.




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

44 Scotland Street (Omnibus) 12:00 SAT (b01h78b2)

44 Scotland Street (Omnibus) 02:00 SUN (b01h78b2)

A Series of Psychotic Episodes 23:45 SAT (b00fgq4m)

A Series of Psychotic Episodes 23:45 SUN (b00fl0p3)

A Series of Psychotic Episodes 23:45 MON (b00fn9hm)

A Short History of Gothic 18:30 SAT (b00pgnqn)

A Short History of Gothic 00:30 SUN (b00pgnqn)

Anthony Horowitz - Blackfriars Bridge 04:00 SAT (b012s2gc)

Anything Legal 17:00 MON (b0088z2b)

Anything Legal 05:00 TUE (b0088z2b)

Beauty of Britain 07:30 WED (b00njwd9)

Beauty of Britain 22:00 WED (b00njwd9)

Beyond Our Ken 08:00 MON (b00vy80f)

Beyond Our Ken 12:00 MON (b00vy80f)

Beyond Our Ken 19:00 MON (b00vy80f)

Bleak Expectations 22:30 THU (b00db5bt)

Boxer and Doberman 01:30 SAT (b00jd9h8)

Boxer and Doberman 06:30 MON (b00jdp91)

Boxer and Doberman 13:30 MON (b00jdp91)

Boxer and Doberman 20:30 MON (b00jdp91)

Boxer and Doberman 01:30 TUE (b00jdp91)

Boxer and Doberman 06:30 TUE (b00wg37w)

Boxer and Doberman 13:30 TUE (b00wg37w)

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Roger Deakin - Wildwood: A Journey Through Trees 07:15 SUN (b00j2j7f)

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Think the Unthinkable 23:30 THU (b01hbrw8)

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Tom Wrigglesworth's Open Letters 07:30 THU (b01gvtj8)

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