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SATURDAY 30 JUNE 2012

SAT 00:00 Doctor Who (b00sqh1x)
The Scapegoat

Episode 1

The Time Lord is forced down into Gestapo-run Paris, where he meets 'The Most Assassinated Man in the World'. Stars Paul McGann.


SAT 00:30 Terry Pratchett (b007k1l2)
Mort

Episode 4

Death has disappeared, leaving his apprentice Mort, his daughter Ysabell and Albert the cook to carry on the life-collecting operation.

The conclusion of Terry's Pratchett's comic fantasy set on Discworld.

Narrated by Anton Lesser.

and Jon Glover as the Duke.

Mort ...... Carl Prekopp
Death ...... Geoffrey Whitehead
Albert ...... Phillip Jackson
Ysabell ...... Clare Corbett
Princess Keli ...... Alice Hart
Cutwell ...... Adam Godley
Rincewind ...... Philip Fox
Duke ...... Jon Glover

Dramatised by Robin Brooks.

Director: Claire Grove

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2004.


SAT 01:00 John Creasey - The Toff on the Farm (b007jrwm)
3. Destination Danger

After the discovery of a body, the Toff is determined to uncover the secrets growing at Selby Farm.

Rural intrigue stalks amateur sleuth - the Honourable Richard Rollison

John Creasey's thriller starring Terence Alexander.

The Toff ...... Terence Alexander
Jolly ...... Robert Dorning
Gillian Selby ...... Heather Stoney
Monty Morne ...... Terrence Hardiman
Red Brandt ...... Ed Bishop
Inspector Bishop ...... Derek Newark
Smith ...... Reg Lye
Police Sergeant ...... Paul Meier

Other parts played by the cast.

Dramatised by Roy Lomax

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in April 1977.


SAT 01:30 Dashiell Hammett - Secret Agent X-9 (b007jq13)
4. You're the Top

1930s action hero X-9 finally confronts his nemesis at the top of a New York landmark.

Conclusion starring Stuart Milligan as X-9 and Connie Booth as Grace Powers.

Adapted for radio by Mark Brisenden, from the comic strip created by Dashiell Hammett and Alex Raymond. Syndicated by King Features, it ran from 1934 to 1996.

X-9 ...... Stuart Milligan
Grace Powers ...... Connie Booth
The Top ...... William Hootkins
Evelyn Powers ...... Rachel Power
Alden Powers ...... Peter Marinker
Luke ...... Michael John Paliotti
Captain Brady ...... John Guerrasio
Harper-Carp ...... Kerry Shale
Sister Agnes ...... Miranda Pleasance

All other parts played by the cast.

Producer: Chris Wallis.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 5 in January 1994.


SAT 02:00 After Henry (b007k280)
Series 2

Memory Games

'Mother, you are doing it again. You are defining us. And what's more, you are wrong. Henry was lovely and endearing, but he wasn't practical. He couldn't organise himself out of a paper bag.'.

Daughter Clare's trivia quiz helps Sarah with all her memories of late husband Henry.

Simon Brett's comedy about three generations of women - struggling to cope after the death of Sarah's GP husband - who never quite manage to see eye to eye.

Sarah ...... Prunella Scales
Eleanor ...... Joan Sanderson
Russell ...... Benjamin Whitrow
Clare ...... Gerry Cowper
Miles ...... David Quilter
Quizmaster .... Graham Blockey

Four radio series were made, but instead of moving to BBC TV - Thames Television produced 'After Henry' for the ITV network.

Producer: Pete Atkin.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1986.


SAT 02:30 Trivia Test Match (b007v02t)
Umpire Brian Johnston bowls the questions to Willie Rushton, Tim Rice, William Franklyn and Paul Merton. From August 1992.


SAT 03:00 Olivia Manning - Fortunes of War (b01075q1)
Episode 6

The immediate threat of war has receded, but life is still not safe in Egypt for Harriet and Guy. Stars Joanna Lumley.


SAT 04:00 Five Stories by James Ellis (b00ljmsm)
The Umbrella

When a man's new umbrella is ruined, his wife cunningly replaces it within budget. A French story adapted to an Irish setting.


SAT 04:15 Andrew Rissik - The Psychedelic Spy (b007k1r8)
Orange Juice and Sugar

Assassin Billy Hindle is drugged by Jack and finds himself hallucinating. Stars Joanna Lumley and Charles Gray.


SAT 05:00 Snap (b00thqvk)
Series 1

Episode 3

Doug's furious when he discovers Molly plans to take in a lodger.

Plus their best friends having a party, so it could be awkward if both Molly & Doug get an invite...

Paul Mendelson’s sitcom about life for a couple after they've split.

Molly …. Rebecca Lacey
Doug …. Paul Venables
Kaz …. Soumaya Keynes
Scarlet …. Rebecca Front
Annie …. Marlene Sidaway
Raymond …. Jonathan Tafler
Gwynneth Williams …. Jennifer Hill

Producer: David Ian Neville

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2003.


SAT 05:30 Smelling of Roses (b00dpspn)
Series 3

The Queen of Song

A showcase concert for a local diva turns into a headache for organiser Rosie Burns.

Rosie is asked to arrange a showcase concert for a new potential rival to Celine Dion.

The girl has plenty of money, but what about talent?

Another assignment for Rosie Burns and the event management company, where the clients are only part of the problem...

Written by Simon Brett.

Rosie ..... Prunella Scales
Jo ..... Rebecca Callard
Bob ..... Duncan Preston
Tess ..... Annette Badland
Robert ..... Simon Trinder
Cath Unger ..... Felicity Goodson
Terry ..... Colin Sell

Producer: Maria Esposito

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2002.


SAT 06:00 Michael Frayn - Here (b00db303)
Moving into their tiny new flat, a young couple need to make important decisions. Where will they put the bed? And do they really want to spend the rest of their lives together?

Michael Frayn's comedy drama stars Samuel West as Phil, Lucy Tregear as Cath and Margaret Courtenay as Pat.

Director: Matthew Walters

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1995.


SAT 07:30 Arthur Mee - Encyclopaedist (b00dkh7d)
Enthusiast Ian Sansom explores the life and work of the prolific journalist, historian, polemicist and children's educator.


SAT 08:00 Ed Doolan Interviews... (b00r2jxh)
Russ Abbot and Dave Allen

Conversation double-bill: comedian Russ Abbot who loves a happy atmosphere - and Irish comic Dave Allen speaking in 1984.


SAT 09:00 Comedy Greats (b01k9pp7)
The Noughties

Episode 3

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

Remember when Big Brother was on the telly while some of us started glamping?

From the beginning of 21st century radio comedy, Baz presents his final six-pack of noughties favourites:

* Cabin Pressure
Series 2 Episode 4 Johannesburg
An emergency landing leads to First Officer Douglas getting the shammy out. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Stephanie Cole, Roger Allam and John Finnemore.. From 2009.

* The Boosh
Episode 3 Jazz
The staff of the surreal zoo tackle gangsters, a spirit and porpoises. Starring Julian Barratt and Noel Fielding. From 2001.

* The Flight of the Conchords
3/6 The Fans Proposition
The Kiwi band face fan propositions. Improvised musical comedy by Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement, with Rob Brydon. From 2005.

* I've Never Seen Star Wars
Series 2 Episode 1 Barry Cryer
Marcus Brigstocke invites 4 Extra’s Comedy Greats host Barry Cryer to try new experiences, including karaoke and changing a nappy. From 2009.

* Ed Reardon's Week
Series 4 Episode 1 January 31
With his tax return looming, the curmudgeonly author surprises his agent. Starring Christopher Douglas. From 2007.

* Down the Line
Series 1 Episode 6
Award-winning spoof phone-in show, with talk radio host Gary Bellamy. Starring Rhys Thomas and Paul Whitehouse. From 2006.

Produced and scripted by Kerry Reece.

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


SAT 12:00 The Pursuits of Darleen Fyles (b00zzm9y)
Series 3 Omnibus

Made for 4 Extra. Award-winning drama series. Illuminating and quirky exploration of the challenges and aspirations in the unique life of a young woman with learning disabilities.


SAT 13:15 John Mortimer - Rumpole of the Bailey (b007wq20)
Rumpole and the Vanishing Juror

At a murder trial, the barrister encounters a jury member with a mystifying agenda. John Mortimer's drama stars Timothy West.


SAT 14:00 Lines From My Grandfather's Forehead (b00j2j7c)
Series 2

Episode 8

A bizarre slice of Shakespeare - and a poem for a man with a plan.

A sequential entertainment for radio starring Ronnie Barker.

With Terence Brady, Pauline Yates and John Graham.

Pianist: Gordon Langford
Guitarist: Dick Abell.

Written by Chris Allen, Peter Campbell, Ted Clayton and Patrick Ennis, John Graham, Roy Lomax, Donald Monat and June Dixon, Frank A Terry and Harold Arpthorp.

Producer John Fawcett-Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1972.


SAT 14:30 Trivia Test Match (b007v02t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 02:30 today]


SAT 15:00 Ed Doolan Interviews... (b00r2jxh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SAT 16:00 Michael Frayn - Here (b00db303)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 The Write Stuff (b01b1nk7)
Series 15

Daniel Defoe

Daniel Defoe is the Author of the Week this episode - a man who both helped establish modern journalism and modern espionage, as well as being the creator of such literary classics as "Moll Flanders" and "Robinson Crusoe", a book that, the Bible excepted, has been translated into more languages than any other.

Team captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh are joined by journalist, Jane Thynne, and creator of the DI Thorne novels, Mark Billingham.

For the finale of the show, the teams are asked to imagine Robinson Crusoe's observations were he to be marooned on an island today...the Isle of Dogs or Ibiza, for example.


SAT 18:00 The Scarifyers (b007wv16)
The Nazad Conspiracy

Episode 2

As the Inspector fights for his life, the Professor discovers a sinister beast. Starring Nicholas Courtney and Terry Molloy.


SAT 18:30 Stories of Ray Bradbury (b00tf91r)
Tomorrow's Child

Polly's first child is shaped like a small blue pyramid. Will she be able to bond with her baby or reject it? Read by Sean Barrett.


SAT 19:00 Comedy Greats (b01k9pp7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 Comedy on the Boat (b017054v)
Windsor, Jo Caulfield, Pat Cahill and Ian Stone are rocking The Tattershall Castle with laughter on London's River Thames.


SAT 22:45 Greg at The Stand (b01705ws)
Episode 6

Greg McHugh welcomes a final batch of comics to the famed Glasgow comedy venue. With Henning Wehn and Kevin Eldon. From July 2011.


SAT 23:00 Ian Rankin - Rebus (b00fklrw)
The Falls

Stricture

The errant Edinburgh gumshoe must probe the mystery of the miniature coffins. Ian Rankin's thriller stars Ron Donachie.



SUNDAY 01 JULY 2012

SUN 00:00 The Scarifyers (b007wv16)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 00:30 Stories of Ray Bradbury (b00tf91r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 Ed Doolan Interviews... (b00r2jxh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:00 The Pursuits of Darleen Fyles (b00zzm9y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 on Saturday]


SUN 03:15 John Mortimer - Rumpole of the Bailey (b007wq20)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:15 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 Michael Frayn - Here (b00db303)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 The Write Stuff (b01b1nk7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 Stef Penney - The Tenderness of Wolves (b00zd8s1)
With her son found, Mrs Ross and guide Parker set out to prove he's innocent of murder. Stef Penney's mystery stars Meg Fraser.


SUN 07:15 Clive James - Even As We Speak (b009x79j)
Noble Talking Heads

Clive James muses on the first day of televising the House of Lords in 1985. Is parliament the right place for comedy?


SUN 07:30 Brian Gulliver's Travels (b01lz1cj)
Series 2

Chamanoa

Brian Gulliver, a seasoned presenter of travel documentaries, finds himself in a hospital's secure unit after claiming to have experienced a succession of bizarre adventures.

More memories as Brian relives his experiences in Chamanoa, a land where naturites battle nurturites, where genetics is pitted against education.

Neil Pearson stars in series two of Bill Dare's satirical adventure story about a man lost in a fictional world.

Brian Gulliver/ Thake ..... Neil Pearson
Rachel Gulliver..... Mariah Gale
Kath & Hendl ..... Lisa Dillon
Bordle ..... Toby Longworth
Violinist ..... Amy Butterworth

Producer: Steven Canny

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra in June 2012.


SUN 08:00 All Gas and Gaiters (b007jpqw)
The Bishop Gives a Present

The Archdeacon's not too keen on celebrating the Dean's silver wedding.

Starring Robertson Hare as the Archdeacon, William Mervyn as the Bishop, Jonathan Cecil as Bishop's Chaplain - the Reverend Mervyn Noote and John Barron as the Dean. With Joan Sanderson as Mrs Pugh-Critchley.

The ecclesiastical sitcom started life as a TV pilot in Comedy Playhouse, ahead of a run on BBC1 from 1966 to 1971. Selected scripts were revised and re-recorded for radio.

Written for radio by Pauline Devaney and Edwin Apps.

Producer: David Hatch.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1972.


SUN 08:30 The Clitheroe Kid (b007jn6p)
Series 4

The Keyhole Kid

The cheeky schoolboy causes chaos when he misinterprets sister Susan's conversation. Stars Jimmy Clitheroe. From April 1961.


SUN 09:00 Anna Sewell - Black Beauty (b00mdyl3)
A well-bred horse hits hard times and poor health due to overwork.

CAST:

Black Beauty …. Adam Godley
Ginger/Dolly/Servant …. Liza Sadovy
Master/John Manley/Skinner …. Ewan Bailey
Langley/Reuben Smith/Mr Bond/Bob …. Jon Glover
Doctor/Larry/Hard Face/Father …. Philip Fox
Squire Gordon/Mr Clay/Ostler/Seller …. Ioan Meredith
Lady Gordon/Polly/Grace …. Helen Longworth
Beauty's Mother/Lady Two …. Ndidi Del Fatti
Carter/Driver/York …. Stephen Hogan
Joe Green/Robert/Gentleman …. Stuart McLoughlin
Jerry/Ned/Farrier …. Robert Hastie
Merrylegs/Man …. Jason Chan

Written by Anna Sewell and dramatised by Katie Hims.

Producer: Liz Webb.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2004


SUN 10:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b011ttxt)
Victoria Wood

From The Doobie Brothers to Tom Waits. Comedy star Victoria Wood CBE shares her castaway choices with Kirsty Young

For decades Victoria has been one of our best-loved writers and performers. Her TV highlights - Acorn Antiques, Dinnerladies and Housewife 49 - have won her a devoted following as well as stacks of awards.

But, in a moving and open interview, she describes how, as a teenager, she felt she was a misfit - she had few friends, she struggled with her weight and at school she used to steal other people's homework. She joined a youth theatre and it was, she says, the saving of her. She found like-minded people and a sense that she had something to offer.

Victoria is very careful about how much of her own life she puts into her work. She doesn't mind saying she cuts her pubic hair with nail-scissors, but rarely discusses her children on the stage.

Victoria reveals her favourite tracks, book and luxury.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2007.


SUN 10:45 A Year in the Life of Ants (b008yvk7)
Episode 5

Autumn brings ferocious storms for the wood ants, but hibernation beckons with the arrival of winter. Peter France investigates.


SUN 11:00 Michael Bentine - The Reluctant Jester (b01k9tt3)
The Reluctant Jester

An Actor's Life for Me - But Not for Very Long

More memories from the founding member of The Goon Show, Michael Bentine - recalling his disastrous first foray into acting and finally taking to the air.

Michael Bentine CBE was born in 1922 and died in 1996.

Producer: Andy Aliffe

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in September 1993.


SUN 11:30 Norman Wisdom - The Singer and the Song (b010n408)
"Don't laugh at me 'cause I'm a Fool" sang Norman Wisdom in his first film [in a starring role] Trouble In Store in 1953.

Very soon afterwards it reached number three in the hit parade.

Comic legend Norman Wisdom talks about this and the songs special to him.

With Mike Craig.

Producer: Mike Craig

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in February 1993.


SUN 12:00 Stef Penney - The Tenderness of Wolves (b00zd8s1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SUN 13:15 Clive James - Even As We Speak (b009x79j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today]


SUN 13:30 Tom Stoppard - The Dog It Was That Died (b007jnhb)
Rupert Purvis is a spy. He is also a counter-spy and even a counter-counter-spy. When, confused as to who his real masters are and why, he cracks and writes a suicide note making wild allegations about his colleagues and superiors, there has to be an investigation. The truths revealed are stranger than any fiction.

This play was specially commissioned as part of the BBC's 60th anniversary celebrations.

CAST:
Rupert Purvis .... Dinsdale Landen
Giles Blair ... Charles Gray
Pamela Blair ... Penelope Keith
Hogben ... Kenneth Cranham
Seddon ... John Le Mesurier
Arlon .... Stephen Murray
Matron .... Betty Marsden
Chief .... Maurice Denham
Vicar .... Noel Howlett
Wren ... Lockwood West
Slack .... Peter Tuddenham
Mrs Ryan ... Katherine Parr

Director John Tydeman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in December 1982.


SUN 14:30 Tom Stoppard - The Dissolution of Dominic Boot (b007s75v)
Tom Stoppard's first radio play, written in 1964. Dominic travels around London trying to raise cash for the mounting taxi fare. Broadcast to mark the playwright's 75th birthday.


SUN 14:45 Front Row Interviews (b01kctq2)
Sir Tom Stoppard

Playwright Sir Tom on his early childhood, his career and his writing style - in conversation with Mark Lawson.


SUN 15:00 All Gas and Gaiters (b007jpqw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 15:30 The Clitheroe Kid (b007jn6p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 16:00 Mel's Mix: The Best of The 4 O'Clock Show (b01gw5lr)
Mel Giedroyc with highlights from The 4 O'Clock Show - join her for some cake baking, jam making and propping up the Leaning Tower of Pisa.


SUN 16:30 Anna Sewell - Black Beauty (b00mdyl3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SUN 17:30 Armitage and Moore's Guide to Song (b00xg9tq)
Episode 1

Narrators and characters kick off an analysis of popular songs, unpicked by poet Simon Armitage and musicologist Allan Moore.


SUN 18:00 The Man in Black (b00nvvgj)
Series 2

Flesh

Mark Gatiss introduces Tom Morton-Smith's chilling tale of a virus-swept town, with a rising death toll. Stars Lindsey Coulson.


SUN 18:30 The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving (b007wlpm)
1. Ichabod

In New York State, a few years after the American War of Independence, a tale of two love rivals and a headless horseman unfolds.

Sleepy Hollow school teacher, Ichabod Crane is determined to win the heart of wealthy farmer's daughter, Katrina Van Tassell. Not only does he face opposition from local buck, Brom Bones, but it would also appear that supernatural forces are against him.

An eccentric New Yorker by the name of Diedrich Knickerbocker narrates this bizarrely comic tale.

Washington Irving's classic tale in three parts. Set in 17th-century America

Narrated by Martin Jarvis

Musical score and sound design by award-winning composer, David Pickvance.

The Sleepy Hollow choir:
Ayesha Antoine
Delroy Brown
John Cummins
Gerard McDermott
Carolyn Pickles
Sophie Roberts
Nick Sayce
Ella Smith

Producer: Gemma Jenkins

Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in December 2005.


SUN 19:00 Michael Bentine - The Reluctant Jester (b01k9tt3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 19:30 Norman Wisdom - The Singer and the Song (b010n408)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:30 today]


SUN 20:00 All Gas and Gaiters (b007jpqw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 20:30 The Clitheroe Kid (b007jn6p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b011ttxt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


SUN 21:45 A Year in the Life of Ants (b008yvk7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today]


SUN 22:00 Brian Gulliver's Travels (b01lz1cj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 22:30 The Maltby Collection (b00mjrxp)
Series 3

Episode 4

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

Geoffrey Palmer and Julian Rhind-Tutt star in series 3 of David Nobbs’s sitcom about a small museum of paintings and sculpture.

Rod Millet ...... Julian Rhind-Tutt
Walter Brindle ...... Geoffrey Palmer
Prunella Edgecumbe ...... Rachel Atkins
Susie Maltby ...... Margaret Cabourn-Smith
Julian Crumb-Loosely ...... Ben Willbond
Wilf Arbuthnot ...... Geoff McGivern
Eva Tattle ...... Juklia Deakin
Des Wainwright ...... Michael Smiley
Stelios Constantinopoulis ...... Chris Pavlo

Producer: Colin Anderson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2009.


SUN 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b01kntzv)
From 10pm - midnight, Sunday to Friday, the Comedy Club has two hours of comedy.


SUN 23:00 Little Britain (b008h569)
Series 1

Episode 3

Back where it started out - Matt Lucas and David Walliams' oddball TV smash hit, without the cameras. From March 2001.


SUN 23:30 Forty Nights in the Wildebeest (b007k16j)
Episode 4

Pun masters Dan Freedman and Nick Romero with a sheep version of Star Trek and an American Blackadder. From May 2000.



MONDAY 02 JULY 2012

MON 00:00 The Man in Black (b00nvvgj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 00:30 The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving (b007wlpm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b011ttxt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


MON 01:45 A Year in the Life of Ants (b008yvk7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]


MON 02:00 Michael Bentine - The Reluctant Jester (b01k9tt3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:30 Norman Wisdom - The Singer and the Song (b010n408)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:30 on Sunday]


MON 03:00 All Gas and Gaiters (b007jpqw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Sunday]


MON 03:30 Tom Stoppard - The Dog It Was That Died (b007jnhb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:30 on Sunday]


MON 04:45 Front Row Interviews (b01kctq2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Anna Sewell - Black Beauty (b00mdyl3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 John Creasey - The Toff on the Farm (b007jrzd)
4. Cause For Alarm

Farm owner Gillian Selby reveals that she no longer requires any assistance from the Toff. Stars Terence Alexander.

Rural intrigue stalks amateur sleuth - the Honorable Richard Rollison

John Creasey's thriller starring Terence Alexander.

The Toff ...... Terence Alexander
Jolly ...... Robert Dorning
Gillian Selby ...... Heather Stoney
Monty Morne ...... Terrence Hardiman
Superintendent Grice ...... Duncan Lamont
Red Brandt ...... Ed Bishop
Lola Bridge ...... Liz Gebardt
Alan Selby ...... Alaric Cotter

Other parts played by the cast.

Dramatised by Roy Lomax

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in April 1977.


MON 06:30 Russell Thorndike - The Further Adventures of Dr Syn (b008h931)
Episode 1

The swashbuckler reveals his daring plan for the Scarecrow's escape. Russell Thorndike's adventure read by Rufus Sewell.


MON 07:00 Double Income, No Kids Yet (b008x3lt)
Series 3

Episode 1

Andy and Katy have a lovely new baby and Daniel has a brilliant new job.

But Lucy has a horrible new feeling. Is Daniel about to leave her for a woman called Katriona who's obsessed with cheese?

David Spicer's comedy drama about modern life and parenthood, as seen through the eyes of two 30-something non-parents.

Starring David Tennant as Daniel, Liz Carling as Lucy, Tracy-Ann Oberman as Katie, Tony Gardner as Andy and Kate Robbins as Katriona.

Producer: Liz Anstee

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2003.


MON 07:30 I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue (b01k1ngt)
Series 57

Episode 1

The 57th series of Radio 4's multi award-winning antidote to panel games promises more quality, desk-based entertainment for all the family. The series starts its run at the Warwick Arts Centre as part of the Stratford-upon-Avon Literary Festival. Regulars Barry Cryer and Tim Brooke-Taylor are joined on the panel by Tony Hawks and Jeremy Hardy, with Jack Dee as the programme's reluctant chairman. Regular listeners will know to expect inspired nonsense, pointless revelry and Colin Sell at the piano. Producer - Jon Naismith.


MON 08:00 Beyond Our Ken (b00xlw1f)
From 26/01/1961

Kenneth Horne reveals 'The Kenneth Williams Story' - and 'Hornerama' probes Housing. With Betty Marsden. From January 1961.


MON 08:30 Steptoe and Son (b00sbh9h)
Series 1

The Bath

Harold's plan for a proper bathroom upset his father Albert.

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

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.

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

Produced by Bobby Jaye

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in September 1966.


MON 09:00 Brian Gulliver's Travels (b01m16pr)
Series 2

Lessington

Brian Gulliver, a seasoned presenter of travel documentaries, finds himself in a hospital's secure unit after claiming to have experienced a succession of bizarre adventures.

More memories as Brian relives his experiences in Lessington where ignorance reigns.

Neil Pearson stars in series two of Bill Dare's satirical adventure story about a man lost in a fictional world.

Brian Gulliver ..... Neil Pearson
Rachel Gulliver ..... Mariah Gale
Sharol ..... Jo Bobin
Cop ..... Fergus Craig
Cop ..... Colin Hoult
Guide ..... Patrick Brennan
Wife ..... Christine Absalom
Barman ..... Harry Livingstone
Robber ..... Sam Alexander

Producer: Steven Canny

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2012.


MON 09:30 Electric Ink (b01k9wdn)
Series 2

Episode 5

Freddy punctures Maddox's literary pretensions and uncovers a scandal.

Alistair Beaton and Tom Mitchelson's comic satire set in the struggling world of newspapers.

A group of dysfunctional journalists attempt to cover major news stories whilst grappling with the demands of a multi-platform environment, as circulation figures plummet as the recession means half the workforce is laid off.

Maddox ..... John Sessions
Oliver ..... Alex Jennings
Freddy ..... Stephen Wight
Carol ..... Polly Frame
Masha ..... Debbie Chazen
Miles Deanbrook ..... Sean Baker
Waiter ..... Adeel Akhtar

Producer: Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2010.


MON 10:00 Steve Walker - Habakkuk of Ice (b0087495)
The extraordinary story of a battleship - made entirely of ice - designed for use in the Second World War.

It was left to dissolve in a lonely Canadian lake in Northern Alberta - and its eccentric English inventor, Professor Geofffey Pyke is one of the great unsung geniuses of the 20th Century.

Steve Walker's drama stars Tim McInnerney as Geoffrey Pyke, Dermot Crowley as JD Bernal, Melanie Hudson as Pamela Pleens, Chris Emmett as Winston Churchill and David Holt as Lord Mountbatten.

Director: Andy Jordan

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.


MON 11:00 William Boyd - Fascination (b007jwkj)
Adult Video

An Oxford post-graduate 'rewinds', 'fast forwards' and 'plays' through his life. William Boyd adaptation read by Ben Miles.


MON 11:15 Loose Ends (b01k9lvl)
James Naughtie, Jenny Eclair, David Starkey and Simon Armitage

Clive's Thought For Today is focused on broadcaster James Naughtie, who's currently presenting BBC Radio 4's landmark series 'The New Elizabethans'. He talks to Clive about the 60 individuals whose actions during the reign of Elizabeth II have had a significant impact and given the age its character. 'The New Elizabethans' broadcasts Monday to Friday at 12.45.

Clive has a sweet tooth for comedian, actress and author, Jenny Éclair. Grumpy Old Woman Jenny was the first female solo winner of the prestigious Perrier Comedy Award and is about to publish her third novel. 'Life, Death and Vanilla Slices' which she describes as a darkly funny family drama, based upon an unfortunate traffic accident and a box of cakes.

Arthur Smith takes a stroll with Professor of Poetry Simon Armitage, whose new book 'Walking Home' is a stride-by-stride account of his 256 mile journey across the Pennine Way. Making his extraordinary, yet ordinary journey as a 'modern troubadour' and without a penny in his pocket, Simon paid his way with poetry.

Clive battles the beaches with historian David Starkey, whose new Channel 4 series 'The Two Churchills' is a double biography of Winston Churchill and first Duke of Marlborough, John Churchill. David tells Clive about the two remarkable men who he thinks shaped the destiny of Europe. 'The Two Churchills' begins at 8pm on Sunday 22nd July.

Tune in to music from Senegalese singer and human-rights campaigner Baaba Maal who performs 'Tindo' from his album 'Television'. And Natalie Duncan performs 'Lonely Child' from her album 'Devil In Me'.

Producer Cathie Mahoney.


MON 12:00 Beyond Our Ken (b00xlw1f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 Steptoe and Son (b00sbh9h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 John Creasey - The Toff on the Farm (b007jrzd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 Russell Thorndike - The Further Adventures of Dr Syn (b008h931)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 Rumer Godden - Black Narcissus (b00snn43)
Arrival

Idealistic nuns at a remote Himalayan mission are troubled by the insolent candour of English agent Mr Dean. Stars Emma Fielding.


MON 14:15 This Sceptred Isle (b007jtc5)
The Death Of King George IV and the Reform Act

There's a new King on the throne, a change of government and revolution in France. Anna Massey continues the story of Britain.


MON 14:30 Book at Beachtime (b01k9wlr)
Marina Lewycka - Various Pets Alive and Dead

Episode 1

Doro's three children break free of ideals from their unconventional upbringing in a left-wing commune. Marina Lewycka's novel is a witty and astute take on modern values.

When Doro and Marcus brought up their children they were committed members of a left-wing commune in Doncaster where radical politics, lentils and domestic chaos were the order of the day. Their children, Serge, Clara and Oolie Anna, who has Down's Syndrome, aspire to a different way of life.

Serge is pretending to do a PhD in maths at Cambridge, but is in fact earning ninety grand a year in an investment bank, a betrayal of all that Doro and Marcus hold dear. Clara has more of a social conscience than her brother and has turned to teaching, while Oolie Anna is desperate to leave home and live in her own flat. When secrets are uncovered and truths revealed the consequences are unexpected.
Read by Sam Alexander, Susie Riddell and Christine Absalom.
Abridged by Julian Wilkinson.
Produced by Elizabeth Allard.

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra. First broadcast in 2012.


MON 15:00 Steve Walker - Habakkuk of Ice (b0087495)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b01k9wlt)
Mel Giedroyc introduces a new story from the Horrible Histories series on the Groovy Greeks. She'll also have a hoot with cucumber trumpets and get into a jam with raspberries.


MON 17:00 At Home With Hinge and Bracket (b008s999)
5. Evelyn Laye

Dame Hilda Bracket and her lifelong companion, Dr Evadne Hinge, invite you to eavesdrop on some informal music and conversation.

Joining them in the music room is legendary British musical theatre star, Evelyn Laye.

Dame Hilda Bracket ...... George Logan
Dr Evadne Hinge ...... Patrick Fyffe

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1990.


MON 17:30 Double Income, No Kids Yet (b008x3lt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 18:00 Doctor Who (b00sspd1)
The Scapegoat

Episode 2

In wartime Paris, the Time Lord is embroiled with the Baroks - can he and Lucie avoid a fatal appointment? Stars Paul McGann.


MON 18:30 HP Lovecraft - At the Mountains of Madness (b00vkxxk)
Episode 1

High in the Antarctic, a team of scientists make an unexpected discovery. HP Lovecraft's tale of terror read by Richard Coyle.


MON 19:00 Beyond Our Ken (b00xlw1f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 Steptoe and Son (b00sbh9h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 John Creasey - The Toff on the Farm (b007jrzd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 Russell Thorndike - The Further Adventures of Dr Syn (b008h931)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 William Boyd - Fascination (b007jwkj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:15 Loose Ends (b01k9lvl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


MON 22:00 I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue (b01k1ngt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 Brian Gulliver's Travels (b01m16pr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 23:00 The Now Show (b01k2f8m)
Series 37

Episode 4

The 2015 Election Starts Here: in the week that David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg all seemed to set out their stalls for future policies, Jon Holmes, Marcus Brigstocke, Mitch Benn and Pippa Evans join Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis to review the news. With special guest appearance from John Humphrys. Produced by Victoria Lloyd.


MON 23:30 On Baby Street (b00f3c0g)
Series 1

Episode 4

Yvette's dad takes Kelly out. Unlike Ian, Shona adores Beatrix Potter. Stars Kathy Burke and Jenny Eclair. From January 1996.



TUESDAY 03 JULY 2012

TUE 00:00 Doctor Who (b00sspd1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 HP Lovecraft - At the Mountains of Madness (b00vkxxk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 John Creasey - The Toff on the Farm (b007jrzd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 Russell Thorndike - The Further Adventures of Dr Syn (b008h931)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 Brian Gulliver's Travels (b01m16pr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 Electric Ink (b01k9wdn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 Steve Walker - Habakkuk of Ice (b0087495)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 William Boyd - Fascination (b007jwkj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:15 Loose Ends (b01k9lvl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 At Home With Hinge and Bracket (b008s999)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 Double Income, No Kids Yet (b008x3lt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 John Creasey - The Toff on the Farm (b007js1v)
5. A Step In The Dark

The Toff refuses to be fobbed off and receives some useful advice...

Rural intrigue stalks amateur sleuth - the Honorable Richard Rollison

John Creasey's thriller starring Terence Alexander.

The Toff ...... Terence Alexander
Jolly ...... Robert Dorning
Gillian Selby ...... Heather Stoney
Monty Morne ...... Terrence Hardiman
Superintendent Grice ...... Duncan Lamont
Mr Smith ...... Reg Lye
Bert Ebbutt ...... Douglas Blackwell

Other parts played by the cast.

Dramatised by Roy Lomax

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in April 1977.


TUE 06:30 Russell Thorndike - The Further Adventures of Dr Syn (b008hq06)
Episode 2

Syn promises to hand over The Scarecrow to play matchmaker, and then has to deal with an informer. Read by Rufus Sewell.


TUE 07:00 The Sit Crom (b00mbc2k)
Night Exercises

With the sovereign set for a visit, confusion reigns in Lady Anne's bedchamber.

Sue Limb's six-part comedy set during the English Civil War.

Sir John Firebasket ...... Joss Ackland
Lady Anne Firebasket ...... Denise Coffey
Tobias Thynne ...... Clive Merrison
Mercy, alias Melissa ...... Miriam Margoyles
Father Francis ...... Nickolas Grace
Slow Ned ...... Chris Emmett
Gazebo Fogg ...... Jack Klaff
Posthumous ...... Nicky Henson
Counter Tenor ...... Peter Hayward

Producer: Jonathan James-Moore

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1990.


TUE 07:30 Sketchorama (b01k2h1q)
Series 1

Episode 1

Award-winning character comedian and doyen of sketch comedy Humphrey Ker presents the pick of the best live sketch groups currently performing on the UK comedy circuit in this brand new showcase - with character, improv, broken and musical sketch comedy.

Humphrey Ker is himself an established sketch performer, writer, actor and comedian who won the Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh festival in 2011. For five years he was part of the much-loved sketch trio The Penny Dreadfuls, with whom he wrote and performed in a string of Edinburgh festival smashes, two series on BBC7 and two plays for Radio 4.

The sketch groups featured in episode one of Sketchorama are:

Delete the Banjax: Writer/performers Caroline May-Jones, Daniel Cook, Gareth Cooper and Samuel Champion. They've enjoyed three critically acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe Festivals, picking up a ThreeWeeks Editors Award at Ed Fringe 2010 and, with their charmingly chaotic performance style, have become one of the most talked about comedy acts on the circuit.

Lady Garden: The all-female group are Beattie Edmondson, Rose Johnson, Eleanor Thom and Camille Ucan. Since their Edinburgh debut in 2008, their fast-paced shows filled with fantastic character creations have received widespread praise from audiences and critics alike.

Idiots of Ants: Andrew Spiers, Elliott Tiney, Benjamin Wilson and James Wrighton. Since forming in 2007, they have gone on to sell-out four Edinburgh festivals and a run in London's prestigious West End. They have attracted a staggeringly large internet following, with their 'Facebook in real life' and 'Wii Breakfast' sketches achieving multi-million hits.

Producer: Gus Beattie
A Comedy Unit production for BBC Radio 4.


TUE 08:00 The Goon Show (b00cghns)
Series 8

The Junk Affair

Neddie combs the world for junk, hoping to corner the market and make a packet. Stars Harry Secombe. From October 1957.


TUE 08:30 Listen to Les (b00c02dg)
From 22/6/1975

Les Dawson presents a duck appeal, Cissie and Ada talk mothers - plus his legendary piano sing-along.

With Daphne Oxenford and Colin Edwynn.

Music by Brian Fitzgerald.

Scripted and produced by James Casey.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in June 1975.


TUE 09:00 The Now Show (b01k2f8m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:30 Jest a Minute (b012yngz)
Series 1

Episode 4

Justin Moorhouse, Alun Cochrane, Chris Corcoran and Tom Wrigglesworth join Rhod Gilbert in the comedy quiz. From September 2006.


TUE 10:00 Tom Stoppard - If You're Glad I'll Be Frank (b01kbhwq)
A bus driver is convinced his wife is being held hostage and forced to work as the Speaking Clock. Stars Patsy Rowlands.


TUE 10:30 Tom Stoppard - Where Are They Now? (b01kbhws)
An Old Boys reunion dinner inevitably invites echoes from the past. Stars Carleton Hobbs, Lockwood West and Timothy West.


TUE 11:00 William Boyd - Fascination (b007jwkq)
Varengeville

One summer young Oliver goes exploring and meets a painter - while his mother entertains her 'friend'. Read by Jonathan Firth.


TUE 11:15 Andrew Rissik - The Psychedelic Spy (b007k1sh)
Everyone's Been Burned

Reeling from the shooting, Billy Hindle is determined to track down the killer. Stars James Aubrey and Joanna Lumley.


TUE 12:00 The Goon Show (b00cghns)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 Listen to Les (b00c02dg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 John Creasey - The Toff on the Farm (b007js1v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 Russell Thorndike - The Further Adventures of Dr Syn (b008hq06)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 Rumer Godden - Black Narcissus (b00snrzt)
The Young General

A group of nuns establishing a remote mission in the Himalayas gain a new pupil. Stars Emma Fielding and Lyndsey Marshal.


TUE 14:15 Ambridge Extra (b01kbhwx)
Series 3

Episode 1

Today we begin a new series of Ambridge Extra, where we join Phoebe during her year in South Africa with her mother Kate and her family. But there is a cloud forming on the horizon. With his career stalled, Lucas is under pressure to get a new and better job. When an opportunity comes up in Durban, a long way from Johannesburg, Kate is shocked as it would mean giving up her own fledgling career. When Kate is reluctant to discuss the matter, Lucas is angry. In the meantime, Phoebe is having the time of her life and developing her very first crush.


TUE 14:30 Book at Beachtime (b01kbhwz)
Marina Lewycka - Various Pets Alive and Dead

Episode 2

As three children break free of a left-wing communal upbringing, a vegetable carving demo goes wrong. Family farce read by Christine Absalom.


TUE 15:00 Tom Stoppard - If You're Glad I'll Be Frank (b01kbhwq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 15:30 Tom Stoppard - Where Are They Now? (b01kbhws)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:30 today]


TUE 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b01kbhx1)
Mel Giedroyc says 'Pah!' to the colour pink and 'Happy Birthday' to author Charlie Higson. Plus there's the second part of the Horrible Histories series on Groovy Greeks.


TUE 17:00 Flying the Flag (b00cbcpj)
Series 3

Cultural Exchange

"Someone else's culture is like someone else's toothbrush, William. You wouldn't want to use it yourself, but you're reassured to know they've got one."

With Heavy Metal and Dancing Detectors, Mackenzie and Surikov mix the oil and water of artistic detente.

Series 3 of Alex Shearer's Eastern bloc embassy sitcom.

Starring Dinsdale Landen as HM Ambassador Mackenzie, Peter Acre as William Frost, Moir Leslie as Helen Waterson, Christopher Benjamin as Colonel Surikov and Julian Dutton as Grub.

Producer: Neil Cargill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1990.


TUE 17:30 The Sit Crom (b00mbc2k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 18:00 Doctor Who (b00swgk2)
The Cannibalists

Episode 1

As robots await new organic life forms on Haven, the Time Lord and Lucie must evade capture - and death. Stars Paul McGann.


TUE 18:30 HP Lovecraft - At the Mountains of Madness (b00vl2hh)
Episode 2

A grisly discovery at Professor Lake's camp sparks a perilous two-man flight over monstrous mountains. Read by Richard Coyle.


TUE 19:00 The Goon Show (b00cghns)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 Listen to Les (b00c02dg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 John Creasey - The Toff on the Farm (b007js1v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 Russell Thorndike - The Further Adventures of Dr Syn (b008hq06)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 William Boyd - Fascination (b007jwkq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 21:15 Andrew Rissik - The Psychedelic Spy (b007k1sh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


TUE 22:00 Sketchorama (b01k2h1q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 Hut 33 (b01kbhx3)
Series 3

Entente Cordiale

1942: can the wartime code breakers improve Anglo-French relations with a little derring-do?

James Cary's sitcom set at Bletchley Park - the top-secret home of the Second World War codebreakers.

Professor Charles Gardner …. Robert Bathurst
Archie …. Tom Goodman-Hill
Gordon ...... Fergus Craig
3rd Lieutenant Joshua Featherstonhaugh-Marshall …. Alex MacQueen
Minka …. Olivia Coleman
Mrs Best …. Lill Roughley

Producer: Adam Bromley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2009.


TUE 23:00 Josie Long: All of the Planet's Wonders (b00htxbs)
Obscure Animal Facts

In her continuing quest to better herself through learning and discovering things in reference books, comedian Josie Long, explores the fantastic world of obscure animal facts in a bid to become the ultimate quiz contestant.

With her comedic cohorts, Maeve Higgins, Chris Neil, Jesse Thorne and Geoff Long.

Producer Colin Anderson

First broadcast BBC Radio 4 in March 2009.


TUE 23:15 The Pickerskill Detentions (b00yb3cn)
Smoking Wet

Retired English master Dr Henry Pickerskill recalls his most memorable detentions. Stars Ian Richardson. From July 2005.


TUE 23:30 The Masterson Inheritance (b007jsmr)
Series 1

The Curse of the Mastersons

1760: Aristocratic rabbits and emancipation?

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

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

Producer: Phil Clarke

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1993.



WEDNESDAY 04 JULY 2012

WED 00:00 Doctor Who (b00swgk2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 HP Lovecraft - At the Mountains of Madness (b00vl2hh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 John Creasey - The Toff on the Farm (b007js1v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 Russell Thorndike - The Further Adventures of Dr Syn (b008hq06)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 The Now Show (b01k2f8m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


WED 02:30 Jest a Minute (b012yngz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 Tom Stoppard - If You're Glad I'll Be Frank (b01kbhwq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 03:30 Tom Stoppard - Where Are They Now? (b01kbhws)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:30 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 William Boyd - Fascination (b007jwkq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:15 Andrew Rissik - The Psychedelic Spy (b007k1sh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 Flying the Flag (b00cbcpj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 The Sit Crom (b00mbc2k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 John Creasey - The Toff on the Farm (b007js4c)
6. The Mystery of Selby Farm

Finding an empty safe at the farmhouse - the Honourable Richard Rollison edges closer to solving the mystery.

Rural intrigue stalks amateur sleuth - the Honorable Richard Rollison

The conclusion of John Creasey's thriller stars Terence Alexander.

The Toff ...... Terence Alexander
Jolly ...... Robert Dorning
Gillian Selby ...... Heather Stoney
Monty Morne ...... Terrence Hardiman
Superintendent Grice ...... Duncan Lamont
Eddie Forbes (alias Red Brandt) ...... Ed Bishop
Bert Ebbutt ...... Douglas Blackwell
William T Brandt ...... Alan White

Other parts played by the cast.

Dramatised by Roy Lomax

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in April 1977.


WED 06:30 Russell Thorndike - The Further Adventures of Dr Syn (b008h5z4)
Episode 3

The daredevil takes on a French privateer in the Channel and then a local murderer on the marsh. Read by Rufus Sewell.


WED 07:00 The Secret Life of Rosewood Avenue (b007jx7h)
The Resurrection of Reverend Carswell

"I have something that the Reverend Hornblower will never enjoy; the love and respect of my congregation..."

Shocks galore for the hapless vicar, Timothy Carswell with a disappearing congregation - and shock new title.

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

Reverend Timothy Carswell ...... James Grout
Miss Tilling ...... Margaret Courtenay
Miss Tapp ...... Jean Heywood
Reverend Hornblower ...... Garrick Hagon
Mrs Muir ...... Elizabeth Mansfield
Mr Widlake ...... Brian Miller
Mrs Widlake ...... Bernadine Corrigan
Dr Warlock ...... Christopher Good

Producer: Lissa Evans.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1991.


WED 07:30 My Teenage Diary (b01k290n)
Series 4

Robert Webb

Another brave celebrity revisits their formative years by opening up their intimate teenage diaries, and reading them out in public for the very first time.

Rufus Hound is joined by actor Robert Webb whose hilarious and sometimes abrasive teenage diary documents the highs and lows of being seventeen - and the perils of kissing a girl at a party when you don't really fancy her.

Producer: Harriet Jaine
A Talkback production for BBC Radio 4.


WED 08:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jnf8)
Series 5

The Insurance Policy

Shrewd Miss Pugh urges the lad to get insured. But is Sid's policy such a wise buy?

Stars Tony Hancock.

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

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music written by Wally Stott.

Producer: Tom Ronald

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in February 1958.


WED 08:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00qhq9b)
Series 2

Episode 4

Rent-a-pet with a twist - and an Alien's plans for invading Earth.

More quick-fire sketches, terrible puns, humorous songs plus TV and cinema parodies.

Stars Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden, David Hatch, Jo Kendall and Bill Oddie.

Written by Graeme Garden, Johnnie Mortimer & Brian Cooke, Bill Oddie, Peter Vincent and David McKellar.

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

Songs by Bill Oddie and Graeme Garden with music by Dave Lee.

Producer: Humphrey Barclay

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in October 1965.


WED 09:00 A Whole New Ball Game (b00cfsz9)
Series 1

Tactics

It's the semi-final of the Frewitt Cup, but Father Benedict's tactics manual falls into enemy hands.

Robert Patterson knows that victory will come only with the help of the Angel of the Lord.

A six-part black comedy by Martin Davies

Stars Desmond Barrit as Father Benedict, Brenda Blethyn as Mrs Patterson, Paul Parris as Robert Patterson, Charlotte Coleman as Barbara Patterson, Martino Lazzeri as Guy Entwhistle, Mark Straker as Andy, Claire Skinner as Janet and Gordon Reid as Mr Plant,

Producer: Lissa Evans

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1993.


WED 09:30 Counterpoint (b00fl745)
2005

Semi-Final 3

Ned Sherrin's music quiz with Christopher Moore-Bridger of Oswestry, Oliver Longstaff of Harrogate and David Muir from Bristol.


WED 10:00 Jane Austen (b007jtd1)
Persuasion

Old Friends and New Meetings

It's 1814 in the village of Uppercross in Somersetshire. Sir Walter Elliot of Kellynch Hall has long since given up any hope of his daughter making a favourable marriage.

But Anne did fall in love, eight years ago, with Frederick Wentworth , a young man with no fortune and no family connections. She was persuaded to give him up - and he's not forgiven her...

Starring Juliet Stevenson and Sorcha Cusack

First published in 1817, Jane Austen's novel dramatised in three parts by Michelene Wandor.

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

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

Directed at BBC Pebble Mill by Vanessa Whitburn.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1986.


WED 11:00 William Boyd - Fascination (b007jwkx)
Lunch

From a bundle of receipts and comments, we piece together a diner's eventful days. William Boyd adaptation, read by Bill Nighy.


WED 11:15 Dickens Confidential (b01kblxg)
Series 1

Railway Kings

Before his novels, famed writer Charles Dickens edited a newspaper. How might he have covered a train crash? Stars Jamie Glover.


WED 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jnf8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00qhq9b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 John Creasey - The Toff on the Farm (b007js4c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 Russell Thorndike - The Further Adventures of Dr Syn (b008h5z4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 Rumer Godden - Black Narcissus (b00sp1tx)
The New Chapel

It's Christmas at the new Himalayan convent, where Mr Dean is having an unsettling effect on the nuns. Stars Emma Fielding.


WED 14:15 This Sceptred Isle (b007jtcf)
Poor Laws

The controversial Reform Bill begins its tortuous journey through Parliament. Anna Massey continues the history of Britain.


WED 14:30 Book at Beachtime (b01kblxj)
Marina Lewycka - Various Pets Alive and Dead

Episode 3

As Doro's children break free of an unconventional upbringing in a left-wing commune, Serge takes a risk. Family farce read by Susie Riddell.


WED 15:00 Jane Austen (b007jtd1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b01kblxl)
It's an American Independence Day special as Mel Giedroyc visits a flag factory, and celebrates American inventions like chewing gum. Plus there's more from the Groovy Greeks.


WED 17:00 PG Wodehouse (b00bfq14)
What Ho! Jeeves: Joy in the Morning

Sundry Happenings in a Garden

Bertie Wooster must mend bridges after the debacle of the fake burglary.

PG Wodehouse romp adapted in seven-parts by Chris Miller.

Starring Michael Hordern as Jeeves, Richard Briers as Bertie Wooster, Jonathan Cecil as Boko Fittleworth, Peter Woodthorpe as Percy, Lord Worplesden, Bronwen Williams as Florence Craye and Denise Bryer as Edwin the Boy Scout.

Producer: Simon Brett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1978.


WED 17:30 The Secret Life of Rosewood Avenue (b007jx7h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 18:00 Doctor Who (b00sykq6)
The Cannibalists

Episode 2

As robot Cannibalists overrun Haven, the Time Lord and Lucie battle to give the Assemblers a bright future. Stars Paul McGann.


WED 18:30 HP Lovecraft - At the Mountains of Madness (b00vlq6b)
Episode 3

Dyer and student geologist Danforth discover sprawling evidence of an incredible ancient civilisation. Read by Richard Coyle.


WED 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jnf8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00qhq9b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 John Creasey - The Toff on the Farm (b007js4c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 Russell Thorndike - The Further Adventures of Dr Syn (b008h5z4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 William Boyd - Fascination (b007jwkx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 21:15 Dickens Confidential (b01kblxg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


WED 22:00 My Teenage Diary (b01k290n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:25 The Comedy Club Interviews (b01l0j3p)
From 10pm - midnight, six nights a week, the Comedy Club presents two hours of comedy. Isy Suttie talks to tonight's guest Rob Deering, and has a press-up competition.


WED 22:30 The Museum of Everything (b007k1qj)
Series 1

The History of the Future

Badgerland goes international and experience the History of the Future.

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

With Lucy Montgomery.

Music by Dominic Haslam and Ben Walker.

Producer: Alex Walsh-Taylor

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2004.


WED 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b01l0j3r)
From 10pm - midnight, six nights a week, the Comedy Club presents two hours of comedy. Plus more from Isy Suttie and her guest Rob Deering.


WED 23:00 The Long Hot Satsuma (b00mjnwg)
Episode 3

Aliens take over the BBC! Zesty sketch show with Paul B Davies, Julia Hills, Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden. From June 1989.


WED 23:30 If You're So Clever, Why Aren't You Rich? (b00s8llf)
Series 2

Coochie Coochie

Judith wants a baby and searches for a perfect male, so David and Giles head to the gym. Stars Amanda Root. From June 1996.



THURSDAY 05 JULY 2012

THU 00:00 Doctor Who (b00sykq6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 HP Lovecraft - At the Mountains of Madness (b00vlq6b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 John Creasey - The Toff on the Farm (b007js4c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 Russell Thorndike - The Further Adventures of Dr Syn (b008h5z4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 A Whole New Ball Game (b00cfsz9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 Counterpoint (b00fl745)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 Jane Austen (b007jtd1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 William Boyd - Fascination (b007jwkx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:15 Dickens Confidential (b01kblxg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 PG Wodehouse (b00bfq14)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 The Secret Life of Rosewood Avenue (b007jx7h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 Agatha Raisin (b011ckhy)
Series 1

The Vicious Vet

A handsome vet's arrival in the Cotswold village of Carsely sparks a murder trail for the amateur sleuth.

Penelope Keith stars as Agatha Raisin.

Dramatised by David Semple from MC Beaton’s novel.

Agatha Raisin …. Penelope Keith
Peter Bladen …. Ewan Bailey
James Lacey …. Malcolm Sinclair
Paul Bladen …. Jon Glover
Mrs Bloxby …. Liza Sadovy
DC Bill Wong …. Ben Crowe
Fred Huntingdon …. Jillie Meers
Mrs Josephs …. Joanna McCullum

Director: Carol Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2004.


THU 06:30 Russell Thorndike - The Further Adventures of Dr Syn (b008h3kt)
Episode 4

A Bow Street Runner and a press gang provide problems for The Scarecrow. And the Good Doctor disappears. Read by Rufus Sewell.


THU 07:00 Robin and Wendy's Wet Weekends (b007jrwc)
Series 1

The Heinrich Manoeuvre

Robin and Wendy are a childless couple with an unhealthy obsession with Mayfield - a model village they’ve built that’s now the centre of their lives.

Written by and starring Kay Stonham and Simon Greenall.

Robin ...... Simon Greenall
Wendy ...... Kay Stonham
Maureen ...... Debra Stephenson
Derek ...... Phil Cornwell
Heinrich ...... Tony Gardner

Producer: Mario Stylianides

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2001.


THU 07:30 The Simon Day Show (b01k2bw9)
Series 2

Mick Cunningham

Simon Day and his characters welcome listeners to The Mallard, a small provincial theatre somewhere in the UK. Each week one of Simon's comic characters come to perform at The Mallard while the staff struggle with rivalries, self-doubt and the new owner's vision for the theatre's future.

This week brings Australian celebrity chef, Mick Cunningham to The Mallard Theatre under the misapprehension that he'll be filming a TV show.

Cast list:
Mick Cunningham ..... Simon Day
Emanuel Akinyemi ..... Felix Dexter
Pat Bennet ... Morwenna Banks
Ron Bone / Wozak ..... Simon Greenall
Rene ..... Janine Duvitski

Written by Simon Day
Produced by Colin Anderson.


THU 08:00 The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show (b01kbqjl)
Series 1

Episode 6

Arty Eric bags a bargain and an industrial espionage drama what Ern wrote.

Special singing guest: Lynsey de Paul

Written by Eddie Braben
With Ann Hamilton and Arthur Tolcher.
Music by Dennis Wilson & His Orchestra.
Producer: John Browell
First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in March 1975.


THU 08:30 Dad's Army (b007jqdz)
Series 3

Big Guns

Captain Mainwaring's platoon sparks havoc in Walmington-on-Sea when they try to fire a large naval gun.

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

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

Captain Mainwaring …. Arthur Lowe
Sergeant Wilson …. John Le Mesurier
Corporal Jones …. Clive Dunn
Private Walker …. Larry Martyn
Private Pike …. Ian Lavender
Private Frazer …. John Laurie
Private Godfrey …. Arnold Ridley
Town Councillor/Mr. Upton …. Julian Orchard
The Pickford's Man …. Michael Middleton
Announcer/Newsreader … John Snagge

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1976.


THU 09:00 Any Other Business (b013cnyp)
Episode 4

Chesbury FC is in dire straits, but Lady Mayoress Graham is determined to save the day.

Lucy Flannery's local government sitcom stars Nelson David, John Duttine, James Grout, Rosy Fordham, Nick Hardy, Howard Lew Lewis, Toby Longworth, Jan Ravens, Vivienne Rochester and June Whitfield.

Producer: Liz Anstee
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1995.


THU 09:30 The Guessing Game (b01kbqjq)
Episode 2

Clive Anderson hosts the comedy panel show fancying itself as an intelligent quiz. With Phill Jupitus and Christopher Brookmyre.


THU 10:00 Jane Austen (b007jtdf)
Persuasion

Accidents and Encounters

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

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

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

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

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

Directed at BBC Pebble Mill by Vanessa Whitburn.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1986.


THU 11:00 William Boyd - Fascination (b007jwl5)
Fantasia on a Favourite Waltz

Clara, who lives by 'entertaining' gentlemen, meets a talented teen pianist. William Boyd adaptation, read by Niamh Cusack.


THU 11:15 Dickens Confidential (b01kbqjv)
Series 1

Darker Thank You Think

Newspaper editor Charles Dickens gets Jack to probe gory deaths in the River Thames blamed on dark spirits. Stars Jamie Glover.


THU 12:00 The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show (b01kbqjl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 Dad's Army (b007jqdz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 Agatha Raisin (b011ckhy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 Russell Thorndike - The Further Adventures of Dr Syn (b008h3kt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 Rumer Godden - Black Narcissus (b00spmk2)
Departures

The breathtaking, but difficult, Himalayan environment sparks a crisis of faith in the nuns. Stars Emma Fielding and Ben Crowe.


THU 14:15 Ambridge Extra (b01kbqjz)
Series 3

Episode 2

Anxious Lucas is determined to give a good interview for the job that would take him to Durban. He criticises Kate, following Phoebe's recent run in with a shady character, but Kate feels that Phoebe should enjoy her space before flying home to Borsetshire.

Mandisa teases Phoebe over hot rich boy Milton, who's 18 and attached to Mandisa's sister Nkosi. Friendly Milton's planning a camping trip to the Cape in August and Mandisa bags two extra invitations. Blushing Phoebe's unhappy, however, to realise she'll be flying home before they set off.

At college, Kate's surprised to see her Father-in-law Michael - he's a visiting lecturer. He mentions spotting Kate's colleague Johan Le Roux. Michael says he understands Kate's reservations about possibly moving to Durban, but suggests the move would be good for the whole family.

Over their work, Johan's full of praise for an emotional Kate, who opens up about feeling that the rest of her family are against her. Comforting Johan surprises Kate with a kiss, and reveals his intention to take care of her. A call from Phoebe interrupts them. She's excited about the trip. A distracted Kate agrees to allow Phoebe to extend her time in Jo'Burg, absently hanging up as she goes to Johan for another passionate kiss.

Produced by Sarah Bradshaw.


THU 14:30 Book at Beachtime (b01kbqk3)
Marina Lewycka - Various Pets Alive and Dead

Episode 4

With Doro's children breaking away from their left-wing commune's ideals, the allotment is threatened. Family farce, read by Christine Absalom.


THU 15:00 Jane Austen (b007jtdf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b01kbsdh)
Mel Giedroyc gets a lesson in forest school and learns the medical properties of snails.


THU 17:00 Capital Gains (b007qw7j)
Series 1

Stake Capital

Retired gent, Julius Hutch is beset with bills and final demands. Then a sum of £4,601,740.72 is mistakenly paid into his account by an off-shore bank.

So should he return it or not? And whose money is it anyway?

Peter Jones stars as Julius Hutch.

Written by Collin Johnson.

Julius Hutch ...... Peter Jones
Pauline Tone ...... Celestine Randall
Creditor ...... Collin Johnson
Creditor ...... Peter Whitman.

Producer: Andy Jordan

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1995.


THU 17:30 Robin and Wendy's Wet Weekends (b007jrwc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 18:00 Arthur C Clarke Stories (b008h36w)
All the Time in the World

Professional thief Robert Ashton receives an unexpected visit... Time is altered so the world's treasures can be stolen - but who is behind it?

Arthur C Clarke's 1952 short story read by Nicholas Boulton.

Somerset-born author Arthur C Clarke (1917-2008) achieved his greatest fame in 1968 when his short story The Sentinel was turned into the film 2001: A Space Odyssey. His visions of space travel and computing sparked the imagination of readers and scientists alike.

Producer: Gemma Jenkins

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in 2007.


THU 18:30 HP Lovecraft - At the Mountains of Madness (b00vlw5s)
Episode 4

Investigating fantastic ancient structures high in the Antarctic, Dyer and Danforth face pure terror. Read by Richard Coyle.


THU 19:00 The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show (b01kbqjl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 Dad's Army (b007jqdz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 Agatha Raisin (b011ckhy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 Russell Thorndike - The Further Adventures of Dr Syn (b008h3kt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 William Boyd - Fascination (b007jwl5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


THU 21:15 Dickens Confidential (b01kbqjv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


THU 22:00 The Simon Day Show (b01k2bw9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 Bleak Expectations (b00nkv3r)
Series 3

A Now Grim Life Yet More Grimified

Pip Bin faces his most gruelling fate yet at the hands of his evil undead ex-guardian and an enormous quantity of cheese.

But can the spirits of Harvest Festival past, present and future show him a way to redemption?

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

Sir Philip Bin ...... Richard Johnson
Gently Benevolent ...... Anthony Head
Young Pip ...... Tom Allen
Harry Biscuit ...... James Bachman
Dr Wackwallop ...... Geoffrey Whitehead
Ripely Fecund ...... Sarah Hadland
Pippa ...... Susy Kane
Other parts ...... Mark Evans

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2009.


THU 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b01l0j6p)
From 10pm - midnight, six nights a week, the Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. Isy Suttie talks to tonight's guest, the excellent Josie Long.


THU 23:00 Goodness Gracious Me (b007jwnv)
Series 2

Episode 1

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

Starring:

Sanjeev Bhaskar
Kulvinder Ghir
Nitin Sawhney
Meera Syal
Nina Wadia

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

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

Script Editor: Sharat Sardana

Producer: Anil Gupta

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1997.


THU 23:25 The Comedy Club Interviews (b01l0j6r)
From 10pm - midnight, six nights a week, the Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. Plus more from Isy Suttie and tonight's guest, Josie Long.


THU 23:30 All Bar Luke (b00thdt2)
Series 1

Luke and the House Party

The social loser faces the music as gatecrashers invade his dinner party. Starring Tim Key. From February 2006.


THU 23:45 Spats (b007tcbk)
Series 1

The Present v Ye Past

Comedian Luke Roberts tries to solve the big arguments using light entertainment. With Clare Wille. From August 2007.



FRIDAY 06 JULY 2012

FRI 00:00 Arthur C Clarke Stories (b008h36w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 HP Lovecraft - At the Mountains of Madness (b00vlw5s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 Agatha Raisin (b011ckhy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 Russell Thorndike - The Further Adventures of Dr Syn (b008h3kt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 Any Other Business (b013cnyp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 The Guessing Game (b01kbqjq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 Jane Austen (b007jtdf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 William Boyd - Fascination (b007jwl5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:15 Dickens Confidential (b01kbqjv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 Capital Gains (b007qw7j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 Robin and Wendy's Wet Weekends (b007jrwc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 Agatha Raisin (b011d9p3)
Series 1

The Body in the Bathroom

Hunting the village killer, the amateur sleuth resorts to barefaced lies, burglary and badger-watching.

Penelope Keith stars as Agatha Raisin.

Dramatised by David Semple from MC Beaton’s novel.

Agatha Raisin …. Penelope Keith
Peter Bladen …. Ewan Bailey
James Lacey …. Malcolm Sinclair
Mrs Bloxby …. Liza Sadovy
DC Bill Wong …. Ben Crowe
Fred Huntingdon …. Jillie Meers

Director: Carol Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2004.


FRI 06:30 Russell Thorndike - The Further Adventures of Dr Syn (b008h4wt)
Episode 5

A encounter with Captain Foulkes in London leads to highway robbery on the way back to the marsh. Read by Rufus Sewell.


FRI 07:00 The Patrick and Maureen Maybe Music Experience (b007jvk3)
Episode 1

Unhappily married Patrick and Maureen are meant to be presenting a classical music show together, but they just can’t stop bickering...

Starring Imelda Staunton as Maureen Maybe and Patrick Barlow as Patrick Maybe.

Doctor ...... Peter Jones
Professor ...... Stella Gonet
Bill ...... Simon Roberts

Special guest Jack Davenport.

Written by Patrick Barlow.

Producer: Claire Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1999.


FRI 07:30 The Write Stuff (b01bmq2l)
Series 15

Terence Rattigan

The teams examine the life and work of "Author of the Week", playwright and creator of "Flare Path", Sir Terence Rattigan.

Regular captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh are joined by Sir Andrew Motion and children's author, Sue Limb as they answer questions based around Rattigan's life and work, as well as more general literary brainteasers, set by host James Walton.

For the finale of the show, the teams are asked to imagine Rattigan discarding his stiff-upper-lip-style and writing a gritty, kitchen sink-style drama.


FRI 08:00 The Navy Lark (b01kbz4q)
Series 6

Chasing the Kepeac

Sister ships HMS Troutbridge and HMS Makepeace are sent on a wild ghost chase into the fog.

Stars Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Richard Caldicote as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as Mrs Povey, Ronnie Barker as Commander Stanton, Tenniel Evans as the Admiral and Michael Bates as Commander Bracewell.

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

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in November 1963.


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

Commemorate Jubilees the Burkiss Way

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

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

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

Embossed scrollwork script from Andrew Marshall and David Renwick.

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

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


FRI 09:00 After Henry (b007jn96)
Series 2

The Romantic Approach

'It's amazing how much harm winning a war does for the moral fibre of a nation. I mean, you'd never have seen Winston Churchill walking around with a personal stereo.'

Clare's been dumped, Eleanor finds a friend and Sarah's listening.

Simon Brett's comedy about three generations of women - struggling to cope after the death of Sarah's GP husband - who never quite manage to see eye to eye.

Sarah ...... Prunella Scales
Eleanor ...... Joan Sanderson
Russell ...... Benjamin Whitrow
Clare ...... Gerry Cowper
Aubrey ...... Lockwood West
Delivery boy ...... David Learner

Four radio series were made, but instead of moving to BBC TV, Thames Television produced 'After Henry' for the ITV network.

Producer: Pete Atkin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1986.


FRI 09:30 Trivia Test Match (b007vmbt)
Tim Rice, Denise Coffey, Willie Rushton and Bill Tidy square up to questions from umpire Brian Johnston. From September 1992.


FRI 10:00 Jane Austen (b007jtdp)
Persuasion

Friendly Persuasion

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

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

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

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

Directed at BBC Pebble Mill by Vanessa Whitburn.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1986.


FRI 11:00 William Boyd - Fascination (b007jwlf)
The Pigeon

Love, sickness, betrayal and family fissures. And what is going on in Paris? Read by Tom Goodman-Hill.


FRI 11:15 Dickens Confidential (b01kbz4s)
Series 1

High Society

At the opening of Parliament, Charles Dickens meets Lady Kames and his editorial judgement is scrutinised. Stars Jamie Glover.


FRI 12:00 The Navy Lark (b01kbz4q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 The Burkiss Way (b00jr7fr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 Agatha Raisin (b011d9p3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 Russell Thorndike - The Further Adventures of Dr Syn (b008h4wt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 Rumer Godden - Black Narcissus (b00spr8j)
The Belfry

When a child dies, the nuns lose faith in the eyes of the local Himalayan people. Stars Emma Fielding and Lyndsey Marshal.


FRI 14:15 This Sceptred Isle (b007jtd0)
The Tolpuddle Martyrs

Reforms in the Poor Law and the seeds of trade unionism. Bite-sized history narrated by Anna Massey.


FRI 14:30 Book at Beachtime (b01kbz4v)
Marina Lewycka - Various Pets Alive and Dead

Episode 5

As Doro's children reflect on their unconventional lives in a left-wing commune, truths are revealed. Family farce read by Patrick Brennan.


FRI 15:00 Jane Austen (b007jtdp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b01kbz4x)
Mel Giedroyc gets physical in today's show with women's boxing, the diary of a teenage discus thrower and the final part of the Horrible Histories series on Groovy Greeks.


FRI 17:00 Snap (b00tky99)
Series 1

Episode 4

Doug's planning a surprise 70th birthday party for his mum.

Can he get it right without Molly's help?

Paul Mendelson’s sitcom about life for a couple after they've split.

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

Producer: David Ian Neville

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2003.


FRI 17:30 The Patrick and Maureen Maybe Music Experience (b007jvk3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 18:00 Arthur C Clarke Stories (b008h44x)
The Parasite

A man starts having terrifying dreams in which he's plagued by a monstrous creature.

Yet - although hideously repellent - the parasite seems strangely familiar to him...

First published in 1953, Arthur C Clarke's tale is read by Nicholas Boulton.

Arthur C Clarke, along with Robert Heinlein and Isaac Asimov, are known as Science-Fiction's "Big Three". Their work was key to the 1950s and 60s being recognised as the genre's Golden Age.

Abridged and produced by Gemma Jenkins

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in 2007.


FRI 18:30 HP Lovecraft - At the Mountains of Madness (b00vnf09)
Episode 5

Battling in the Antarctic, can Dyer and Danforth escape with their lives? Richard Coyle concludes HP Lovecraft's tale of terror.


FRI 19:00 The Navy Lark (b01kbz4q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


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


FRI 20:00 Agatha Raisin (b011d9p3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 Russell Thorndike - The Further Adventures of Dr Syn (b008h4wt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 William Boyd - Fascination (b007jwlf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 21:15 Dickens Confidential (b01kbz4s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


FRI 22:00 The Write Stuff (b01bmq2l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 Old Harry's Game (b007jvgp)
Series 4

Health and Safety

Hell's latest arrival is a health and safety officer who moans to Satan about the lighting. Devilish comedy stars Andy Hamilton. From April 2001.


FRI 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b01l0j7f)
From 10pm - midnight, six nights a week, the Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. Arthur Smith chats to tonight's guests, the sketch troop Sheeps.


FRI 23:00 Radio Active (b0080r65)
Series 1

The Radio Active Road Show

The National Local Radio Station is on the road - to meet the great listening public. Stars Angus Deayton. From September 1981.


FRI 23:30 Lee and Herring's Fist of Fun (b0080qgm)
Lancaster

Sexually transmitted diseases, Simon Bates and chef tips.

Recorded at Lancaster University.

With Peter Baynham, Rebecca Front and Jo Unwin.

Stewart Lee and Richard Herring’s mix of sharp sketches and situations, stand up topical gags and banter.

Lee and Herring went to write and star in their successful TV transfer to BBC TWO in 1995.

Cult BBC Radio 1 series first broadcast in October 1993.




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

A Whole New Ball Game 09:00 WED (b00cfsz9)

A Whole New Ball Game 02:00 THU (b00cfsz9)

A Year in the Life of Ants 10:45 SUN (b008yvk7)

A Year in the Life of Ants 21:45 SUN (b008yvk7)

A Year in the Life of Ants 01:45 MON (b008yvk7)

After Henry 02:00 SAT (b007k280)

After Henry 09:00 FRI (b007jn96)

Agatha Raisin 06:00 THU (b011ckhy)

Agatha Raisin 13:00 THU (b011ckhy)

Agatha Raisin 20:00 THU (b011ckhy)

Agatha Raisin 01:00 FRI (b011ckhy)

Agatha Raisin 06:00 FRI (b011d9p3)

Agatha Raisin 13:00 FRI (b011d9p3)

Agatha Raisin 20:00 FRI (b011d9p3)

All Bar Luke 23:30 THU (b00thdt2)

All Gas and Gaiters 08:00 SUN (b007jpqw)

All Gas and Gaiters 15:00 SUN (b007jpqw)

All Gas and Gaiters 20:00 SUN (b007jpqw)

All Gas and Gaiters 03:00 MON (b007jpqw)

Ambridge Extra 14:15 TUE (b01kbhwx)

Ambridge Extra 14:15 THU (b01kbqjz)

Andrew Rissik - The Psychedelic Spy 04:15 SAT (b007k1r8)

Andrew Rissik - The Psychedelic Spy 11:15 TUE (b007k1sh)

Andrew Rissik - The Psychedelic Spy 21:15 TUE (b007k1sh)

Andrew Rissik - The Psychedelic Spy 04:15 WED (b007k1sh)

Anna Sewell - Black Beauty 09:00 SUN (b00mdyl3)

Anna Sewell - Black Beauty 16:30 SUN (b00mdyl3)

Anna Sewell - Black Beauty 05:00 MON (b00mdyl3)

Any Other Business 09:00 THU (b013cnyp)

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Armitage and Moore's Guide to Song 17:30 SUN (b00xg9tq)

Arthur C Clarke Stories 18:00 THU (b008h36w)

Arthur C Clarke Stories 00:00 FRI (b008h36w)

Arthur C Clarke Stories 18:00 FRI (b008h44x)

Arthur Mee - Encyclopaedist 07:30 SAT (b00dkh7d)

At Home With Hinge and Bracket 17:00 MON (b008s999)

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Beyond Our Ken 08:00 MON (b00xlw1f)

Beyond Our Ken 12:00 MON (b00xlw1f)

Beyond Our Ken 19:00 MON (b00xlw1f)

Bleak Expectations 22:30 THU (b00nkv3r)

Book at Beachtime 14:30 MON (b01k9wlr)

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Brian Gulliver's Travels 07:30 SUN (b01lz1cj)

Brian Gulliver's Travels 22:00 SUN (b01lz1cj)

Brian Gulliver's Travels 09:00 MON (b01m16pr)

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Capital Gains 17:00 THU (b007qw7j)

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Clive James - Even As We Speak 07:15 SUN (b009x79j)

Clive James - Even As We Speak 13:15 SUN (b009x79j)

Comedy Greats 09:00 SAT (b01k9pp7)

Comedy Greats 19:00 SAT (b01k9pp7)

Comedy on the Boat 22:00 SAT (b017054v)

Counterpoint 09:30 WED (b00fl745)

Counterpoint 02:30 THU (b00fl745)

Dad's Army 08:30 THU (b007jqdz)

Dad's Army 12:30 THU (b007jqdz)

Dad's Army 19:30 THU (b007jqdz)

Dashiell Hammett - Secret Agent X-9 01:30 SAT (b007jq13)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:00 SUN (b011ttxt)

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Desert Island Discs Revisited 01:00 MON (b011ttxt)

Dickens Confidential 11:15 WED (b01kblxg)

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Dickens Confidential 11:15 THU (b01kbqjv)

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Doctor Who 00:00 SAT (b00sqh1x)

Doctor Who 18:00 MON (b00sspd1)

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Doctor Who 18:00 TUE (b00swgk2)

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Doctor Who 18:00 WED (b00sykq6)

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Double Income, No Kids Yet 07:00 MON (b008x3lt)

Double Income, No Kids Yet 17:30 MON (b008x3lt)

Double Income, No Kids Yet 05:30 TUE (b008x3lt)

Ed Doolan Interviews... 08:00 SAT (b00r2jxh)

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Ed Doolan Interviews... 01:00 SUN (b00r2jxh)

Electric Ink 09:30 MON (b01k9wdn)

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Five Stories by James Ellis 04:00 SAT (b00ljmsm)

Flying the Flag 17:00 TUE (b00cbcpj)

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Forty Nights in the Wildebeest 23:30 SUN (b007k16j)

Front Row Interviews 14:45 SUN (b01kctq2)

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Goodness Gracious Me 23:00 THU (b007jwnv)

Greg at The Stand 22:45 SAT (b01705ws)

HP Lovecraft - At the Mountains of Madness 18:30 MON (b00vkxxk)

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HP Lovecraft - At the Mountains of Madness 18:30 TUE (b00vl2hh)

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HP Lovecraft - At the Mountains of Madness 18:30 WED (b00vlq6b)

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HP Lovecraft - At the Mountains of Madness 18:30 THU (b00vlw5s)

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HP Lovecraft - At the Mountains of Madness 18:30 FRI (b00vnf09)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:00 WED (b007jnf8)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:00 WED (b007jnf8)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:00 WED (b007jnf8)

Hut 33 22:30 TUE (b01kbhx3)

I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue 07:30 MON (b01k1ngt)

I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue 22:00 MON (b01k1ngt)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 08:30 WED (b00qhq9b)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 12:30 WED (b00qhq9b)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 19:30 WED (b00qhq9b)

Ian Rankin - Rebus 23:00 SAT (b00fklrw)

If You're So Clever, Why Aren't You Rich? 23:30 WED (b00s8llf)

Jane Austen 10:00 WED (b007jtd1)

Jane Austen 15:00 WED (b007jtd1)

Jane Austen 03:00 THU (b007jtd1)

Jane Austen 10:00 THU (b007jtdf)

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Jane Austen 10:00 FRI (b007jtdp)

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Jest a Minute 09:30 TUE (b012yngz)

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John Creasey - The Toff on the Farm 01:00 SAT (b007jrwm)

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John Creasey - The Toff on the Farm 13:00 MON (b007jrzd)

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John Creasey - The Toff on the Farm 20:00 WED (b007js4c)

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John Mortimer - Rumpole of the Bailey 13:15 SAT (b007wq20)

John Mortimer - Rumpole of the Bailey 03:15 SUN (b007wq20)

Josie Long: All of the Planet's Wonders 23:00 TUE (b00htxbs)

Lee and Herring's Fist of Fun 23:30 FRI (b0080qgm)

Lines From My Grandfather's Forehead 14:00 SAT (b00j2j7c)

Listen to Les 08:30 TUE (b00c02dg)

Listen to Les 12:30 TUE (b00c02dg)

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Little Britain 23:00 SUN (b008h569)

Loose Ends 11:15 MON (b01k9lvl)

Loose Ends 21:15 MON (b01k9lvl)

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Mel's Mix: The Best of The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 SUN (b01gw5lr)

Michael Bentine - The Reluctant Jester 11:00 SUN (b01k9tt3)

Michael Bentine - The Reluctant Jester 19:00 SUN (b01k9tt3)

Michael Bentine - The Reluctant Jester 02:00 MON (b01k9tt3)

Michael Frayn - Here 06:00 SAT (b00db303)

Michael Frayn - Here 16:00 SAT (b00db303)

Michael Frayn - Here 04:00 SUN (b00db303)

My Teenage Diary 07:30 WED (b01k290n)

My Teenage Diary 22:00 WED (b01k290n)

Norman Wisdom - The Singer and the Song 11:30 SUN (b010n408)

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Old Harry's Game 22:30 FRI (b007jvgp)

Olivia Manning - Fortunes of War 03:00 SAT (b01075q1)

On Baby Street 23:30 MON (b00f3c0g)

PG Wodehouse 17:00 WED (b00bfq14)

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Radio Active 23:00 FRI (b0080r65)

Robin and Wendy's Wet Weekends 07:00 THU (b007jrwc)

Robin and Wendy's Wet Weekends 17:30 THU (b007jrwc)

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Rumer Godden - Black Narcissus 14:00 MON (b00snn43)

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Russell Thorndike - The Further Adventures of Dr Syn 06:30 MON (b008h931)

Russell Thorndike - The Further Adventures of Dr Syn 13:30 MON (b008h931)

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Sketchorama 07:30 TUE (b01k2h1q)

Sketchorama 22:00 TUE (b01k2h1q)

Smelling of Roses 05:30 SAT (b00dpspn)

Snap 05:00 SAT (b00thqvk)

Snap 17:00 FRI (b00tky99)

Spats 23:45 THU (b007tcbk)

Stef Penney - The Tenderness of Wolves 06:00 SUN (b00zd8s1)

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Steptoe and Son 08:30 MON (b00sbh9h)

Steptoe and Son 12:30 MON (b00sbh9h)

Steptoe and Son 19:30 MON (b00sbh9h)

Steve Walker - Habakkuk of Ice 10:00 MON (b0087495)

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Stories of Ray Bradbury 18:30 SAT (b00tf91r)

Stories of Ray Bradbury 00:30 SUN (b00tf91r)

Terry Pratchett 00:30 SAT (b007k1l2)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 MON (b01k9wlt)

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The Burkiss Way 08:30 FRI (b00jr7fr)

The Burkiss Way 12:30 FRI (b00jr7fr)

The Burkiss Way 19:30 FRI (b00jr7fr)

The Clitheroe Kid 08:30 SUN (b007jn6p)

The Clitheroe Kid 15:30 SUN (b007jn6p)

The Clitheroe Kid 20:30 SUN (b007jn6p)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 SUN (b01kntzv)

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The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show 08:00 THU (b01kbqjl)

The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show 12:00 THU (b01kbqjl)

The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show 19:00 THU (b01kbqjl)

The Goon Show 08:00 TUE (b00cghns)

The Goon Show 12:00 TUE (b00cghns)

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The Guessing Game 09:30 THU (b01kbqjq)

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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving 18:30 SUN (b007wlpm)

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The Long Hot Satsuma 23:00 WED (b00mjnwg)

The Maltby Collection 22:30 SUN (b00mjrxp)

The Man in Black 18:00 SUN (b00nvvgj)

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The Masterson Inheritance 23:30 TUE (b007jsmr)

The Museum of Everything 22:30 WED (b007k1qj)

The Navy Lark 08:00 FRI (b01kbz4q)

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The Now Show 23:00 MON (b01k2f8m)

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The Patrick and Maureen Maybe Music Experience 07:00 FRI (b007jvk3)

The Patrick and Maureen Maybe Music Experience 17:30 FRI (b007jvk3)

The Pickerskill Detentions 23:15 TUE (b00yb3cn)

The Pursuits of Darleen Fyles 12:00 SAT (b00zzm9y)

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The Scarifyers 18:00 SAT (b007wv16)

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The Secret Life of Rosewood Avenue 07:00 WED (b007jx7h)

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The Simon Day Show 07:30 THU (b01k2bw9)

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The Sit Crom 07:00 TUE (b00mbc2k)

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The Write Stuff 17:30 SAT (b01b1nk7)

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The Write Stuff 07:30 FRI (b01bmq2l)

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This Sceptred Isle 14:15 MON (b007jtc5)

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Tom Stoppard - If You're Glad I'll Be Frank 10:00 TUE (b01kbhwq)

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Tom Stoppard - The Dissolution of Dominic Boot 14:30 SUN (b007s75v)

Tom Stoppard - The Dog It Was That Died 13:30 SUN (b007jnhb)

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Tom Stoppard - Where Are They Now? 10:30 TUE (b01kbhws)

Tom Stoppard - Where Are They Now? 15:30 TUE (b01kbhws)

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Trivia Test Match 02:30 SAT (b007v02t)

Trivia Test Match 14:30 SAT (b007v02t)

Trivia Test Match 09:30 FRI (b007vmbt)

William Boyd - Fascination 11:00 MON (b007jwkj)

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William Boyd - Fascination 11:00 THU (b007jwl5)

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