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SATURDAY 14 JULY 2012

SAT 00:00 Terry Pratchett (b008pc0b)
Guards! Guards!

Episode 5

"That dragon isn't going to accept any mealy-mouthed, wishy-washy liberal nonsense.... Do you know what you're getting with a dragon? Unashamed strong leadership."

The dragon strikes. But will Captain Vimes triumph?

Stars John Wood and Martin Jarvis.

The 8th of Terry's Pratchett's comic fantasy stories set on Discworld.

Narrator …. Martin Jarvis
Captain Vimes …. John Wood
Nobby …. Melvyn Hayes
Sergeant Colon …. Stephen Thorne
Lady Ramkin …. Helen Atkinson-Wood
Carrot …. Robert Gwilym
Lord Vetinari …. Crawford Logan
Supreme Grand Master …. Brett Usher
Chief Merchant …. Jeff Nuttall
Librarian …. Michael Roberts
Little Girl …. Kate McEnery

Director: John Taylor

First broadcast on BBC Radio 5 in December 1992.


SAT 00:30 Wally K Daly (b007k3zb)
The Silent Scream

Episode 2

The aliens are standing by to invade, but is there an even bigger threat to humanity?

Wally K. Daly's sequel to 'Before the Screaming Begins'.

CAST:

Tom Harris …. James Laurenson
A.P. Smith …. Donald Hewlett
Prime Minister …. Colin Douglas
Silkin …. Peter Wickham
Sally Harris …. Hannah Gordon
Opposition MP/Colonel …. Peter Williams
Andy …. Elizabeth Lindsay
Gloria/Cabinet Minister …. Brenda Kaye
Second Pilot/PC …. Gregory de Polnay
Alien Controller/Cabinet Minister …. Manning Wilson
Second Boy …. Tim Bentinck
First Girl …. Alison Draper

Audio from Wally K. Daly's own collection and reversioned into three parts by BBC Radio 4 Extra

Producer: Martin Jenkins

First broadcast as a ninety-minute Saturday Night Drama on BBC Radio 4 in 1979.


SAT 01:00 Agatha Raisin (b011j8wn)
Series 2

1. The Curious Curate

When the village curate is found murdered, retired PR guru Agatha Raisin vows to bring his killer to justice, particularly if the investigation also brings her closer to her handsome next-door neighbour, Colonel Lacey...

Penelope Keith stars as Agatha Raisin.

Dramatised by David Semple from MC Beaton’s novel.

Agatha Raisin ...... Penelope Keith
James Lacey ...... Malcolm Sinclair
Mrs Margaret Bloxby ...... Liza Sadovy
DC Bill Wong ...... Stephen Hogan
Richard Binser ...... Nicky Henson
Mrs Wendle ...... Tina Gray
Miss Partle ...... Ella Smith

Director: Carol Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio in October 2005.


SAT 01:30 Russell Thorndike - The Further Adventures of Dr Syn (b008jdcz)
Episode 10

Smuggling is on the agenda as Syn and Mipps defy the Revenue Officer, but pay a terrible price. Russell Thorndike's adventure read by Rufus Sewell.


SAT 02:00 After Henry (b007jnh1)
Series 2

The Cold

Sarah, her mother Eleanor and daughter Clare battle with colds - and each other.

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.

Starring Prunella Scales as Sarah, Joan Sanderson as Eleanor, Benjamin Whitrow as Russell, Gerry Cowper as Clare and Peter Howell as the Doctor,

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 (b007w3cp)
Episode 3

Umpire Brian Johnston bowls the questions to Tim Rice, Paul Merton, Willie Rushton and Rachel Heyhoe-Flint. From September 1992.


SAT 03:00 Jane Austen (b008h4xg)
Emma

2. Proposal

Emma's composure is threatened by two new arrivals in Highbury - Mr Elton's new wife and Mr Weston's handsome son.

Conclusion of Jane Austen's sparkling comedy of love and marriage first published in 1815.

Emma Woodhouse ...... Eve Best
Mr Elton ...... David Bamber
Mr Knightley ...... Robert Bathurst
Mr Woodhouse ...... Norman Rodway
Miss Bates ...... Marcia Warren
Mrs Weston ...... Patience Tomlinson
Harriet Smith ...... Ellie Beaven
Mr Weston ...... Andrew Wincott
Frank Churchill ...... Tom Hollander
Mrs Elton ...... Josie Lawrence
Mr Elton ...... David Bamber
Servant ...... Helen Ayres

Music: Martin Souter

Dramatised by April de Angelis.

Director: Jonquil Panting

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2000.


SAT 04:00 HE Bates - Three Country Stories (b007jyd8)
Series 2

Great Uncle Crow

A young boy gets to know his eccentric relative with a fondness for moorhen eggs, cress and 'neck oil'. Read by David Neal.


SAT 04:15 Tanika Gupta - The Whispering Tree (b007jy9f)
A year after her mother's death, 14 year old Sharmila prefers to escape into a world of Hindu myths and legends - rather than confront her guilt and pain...

Tanika Gupta's family drama stars Parminder K Nagra as Sharmila, Souad Faress as Madhu, Lyndam Gregory as Ranjeet, Amanda Gordon as Danny and Akbar Kurtha as Sunil.

Producer: Pam Fraser Solomon

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1998.


SAT 05:00 Beachcomber... By the Way (b007jv6b)
Series 2

Episode 1

The further adventures of Mr Justice Cocklecarrot, Captain Foulenough, Dr Strabismus (whom God preserve) of Utrecht and Big White Carstairs.

Richard Ingrams, John Wells, John Sessions and Patricia Routledge recreate the world of the JB Morton.

Running in the Daily Express from 1924 to 1975 – JB Morton’s surreally comic ‘Beachcomber’ column paved the way for a great deal of modern humour.

Adapted by Michael Barfield with Richard Ingrams.

Announcer: Brian Perkins

Producer: Harry Thompson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1991.


SAT 05:30 The Patrick and Maureen Maybe Music Experience (b007k4qk)
Episode 2

Unhappily married Patrick and Maureen should have split long ago, but snipe at each other during their classical music show instead.

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

Special guest star Juliet Stevenson is not impressed.

Doctor ...... Peter Jones
Irina ...... Leonie Mellinger
John ...... John Ramm.

Written by Patrick Barlow.

Script associate: Nev Fountain

Producer: Claire Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1999.


SAT 06:00 Elsie, Doris, Gert and Daisy by Annie Caulfield (b01kq0wh)
Celia Imrie and Susie Blake star in Annie Caulfield's imaginative celebration of the classic music hall duo, Elsie and Doris Waters, and their immortal gossipy characters Gert and Daisy.

Larking about in a recording studio, Elsie and Doris created the ebullient Cockneys, who were to take them away from the East End and into a world they'd only ever dreamed about.

Doris Walters .... Celia Imrie
Elsie Walters .... Susie Blake
Gert .... Tilly Vosburgh
Daisy .... Tessa Peake-Jones
Older Elsie .... Ann Beach
Older Doris .... Barbara Atkinson
Sam .... David Bradley
Young Sam .... Chris Wright
Mother .... Patience Tomlinson
Father .... Geoffrey Whitehead
Jack Warner .... Stephen Critchlow
Young Jack .... Guy Edwards
Lord Woolton .... David Timson
Mary .... Jill Graham
Kenneth .... Roger May
Kenneth's Mother .... Zulema Dene

Pianist: Colin Guthrie

Director: Marion Nancarrow

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1996


SAT 07:30 Yes Yes Yes (b00t0zm6)
Series 1

All on the Black

John Rawling relives the 1985 World Snooker Championship, with Steve Davis and Dennis Taylor in the battle for the crown.


SAT 08:00 Ed Doolan Interviews... (b00qxffj)
Murray Walker

The legendary motor racing commentator chooses his favourite tunes and chats about his career.


SAT 09:00 Selected Radiophonic Works (b00g15x3)
In 1958 an extraordinary musical laboratory was opened by the BBC. The Radiophonic Workshop provided music and sound for a wealth of BBC TV and radio programmes - from The Goon Show to Doctor Who.

Richard Coles explores the achievements of the unit and presents a carefully chosen selection of programmes showcasing the department's work:

* THE ELECTRIC TUNESMITHS

What have Doctor Who, New Worlds and Major Bloodnok's stomach in common? A Radiophonics Workshop signature tune.
George Luce finds out how sounds and tunes are conjured out of springs, shampoo bottles and electronic synthesisers. From BBC Radio 4, 1971.

* THE DREAMS

One of Delia Derbyshire's ‘Inventions for Radio’ produced in collaboration with the poet and dramatist Barry Bermange for the BBC Third Programme in 1964.

* THE GOON SHOW Series 9 (14/17) The Scarlet Capsule

Professor Ned Quatermass unravels a mystery around some enigmatic blue serge suits.
Stars Spike Milligan. From the BBC Home Service, 1959.

* INFERNO REVISITED

Peter Howell’s musical play by Peter Howell inspired by Dante's Inferno, with Alec McCowen as the Guide.
The music was realised at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. From BBC Radio 3, 1983

Plus clips of Bath Time (1976), Relativity (1974) and the legendary sound effect of Doctor Who’s TARDIS.

With contributions from Coldcut, Dick Mills and Mark Ayres.

Producer: Elizabeth Jaynes

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


SAT 12:00 Maria Semple - Where'd You Go Bernadette?: Omnibus (b01kpvnj)
Episode 2

Omnibus. Maria Semple's comic novel, adapted by Miranda Davies. Elgin confronts Bernadette about the mudslide. Stars Miranda Richardson.


SAT 13:15 McLevy (b007jw5r)
Series 3

Behind the Curtain

When a theatrical first lady receives a chilling death threat, the Victorian detective investigates. Starring Brian Cox.


SAT 14:00 Yes Minister (b007jl60)
Series 1

Open Government

Newly re-elected, MP Jim Hacker is summoned to the PM's office.

Jim learns from his chauffeur that the new St Edwards Hospital has 300 administrators, cooks and cleaners, but no doctors, nurses or patients. How can he cure it? As usual the Minister doesn't know his ACAS from his NALGO.

Starring Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne and Derek Fowlds.

Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn satirical sitcom ran on BBC TV between 1980 and 1984. Yes Minister is centred around the hapless Jim Hacker and a collection of civil service underlings headed by the Machiavellian Sir Humphrey Appleby and obsequious Bernard.

Jim Hacker ...... Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey Appleby ...... Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard ...... Derek Fowlds
Annie Hacker ...... Diana Hoddinot
Frank Weisel ...... Bill Nighy
Sir Arnold ...... John Nettleton
Chief Whip ...... Edward Jewesbury
Nigel ...... Haydn Wood
Radio Presenter ...... Gordon Clyde
Newsreader ...... Bob Docherty

Adapted for radio by producer Pete Atkin.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1983.


SAT 14:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00qpjy6)
Series 2

Episode 5

Singing dogs - and the tale of Martin Copperwick

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 Tim Brooke-Taylor Graeme Garden, Johnnie Mortimer & Brian Cooke and Bill Oddie.

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 November 1965.


SAT 15:00 Ed Doolan Interviews... (b00qxffj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SAT 16:00 Elsie, Doris, Gert and Daisy by Annie Caulfield (b01kq0wh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 The Write Stuff (b01by9l4)
Series 15

Jackie Collins

Author of the Week this episode is million-selling author and steadfast purveyor of "bonkbusters", Jackie Collins.

Team captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh are joined by journalist, Jane Thynne, and creator of the DI Thorne novels, Mark Billingham as they attempt to answer questions based on her life and work.

For the finale of the show, the teams are asked to imagine Jackie Collins' version of a literary classic, such as Wuthering Heights or Jane Eyre.


SAT 18:00 Wally K Daly (b007js6f)
625Y

1. Discovery

Research scientist Kate Brown makes a dramatic discovery in he r laboratory about human genes.

But when her news starts to spread, events rapidly spiral out of control...

Starring Amanda Root and Geoffrey Whitehead.

Wally K Daly's intriguing two-part sci-fi drama.

Kate Brown …. Amanda Root
Professor Slingsby …. Geoffrey Whitehead
Joe Barnard …. Jon Strickland
Reporter …. Elizabeth Conboy
Prime Minister …. Chris Tranchell
Minister of Defence …. Ian Masters
Major Peters …. Brett Usher
Danny Flowers …. Stuart Milligan
Lab Technician …. Harry Myers
Minister of Health …. Sandra Clark

Director: Gordon House.

First broadcast as a one hour drama on BBC Radio 4 in January 1999.


SAT 18:30 Stories of Ray Bradbury (b00tfqmg)
A Sound of Thunder

A hunter gets the ultimate opportunity to time travel and shoot a dinosaur, with unexpected consequences. Read by Sean Barrett.


SAT 19:00 Selected Radiophonic Works (b00g15x3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 Comedy on the Boat (b017gk95)
Episode 7

Devonian Charlie Baker and Irish improv duo Abandoman are rocking the Tattershall Castle with laughter on London's River Thames.


SAT 22:30 Comic to Comic (b007xxzn)
Series 2

Andy Parsons

Comedian and TV panellist Andy Parsons chats to Bruce Morton about his career, Glaswegian shipyards and New Zealand sausage ads.


SAT 23:00 P Division (b007jnqs)
Code Four One, Series 1

The Ladder

A wealthy couple disappears and the police believe they have been murdered. But where are the bodies? Stars Jake D'Arcy.



SUNDAY 15 JULY 2012

SUN 00:00 Wally K Daly (b007js6f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 00:30 Stories of Ray Bradbury (b00tfqmg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 Ed Doolan Interviews... (b00qxffj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:00 Maria Semple - Where'd You Go Bernadette?: Omnibus (b01kpvnj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 on Saturday]


SUN 03:15 McLevy (b007jw5r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:15 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 Elsie, Doris, Gert and Daisy by Annie Caulfield (b01kq0wh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 The Write Stuff (b01by9l4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 Juliet Ace - Young Victoria (Omnibus) (b00xlw19)
Episode 1

The reflections of the young Victoria as she turns sixteen...

Scripted by Juliet Ace, based on the letters and diaries of the young Queen Victoria, this portrait of her younger life and the happy years of her marriage, reveals some of the remarkable and long-lasting achievements of this extraordinary queen.

Omnibus of the first five of ten episodes.

Starring Imogen Stubbs as Victoria.

Duchess of Kent ........ Anna Massey
Prince Albert ........ Adrian Lukis
Baroness Lehzen ........ Selina Cadell
Sir John Conroy ........ John Rowe.
Melbourne ........ Christopher Cazenove
WAG ........ Andrew Wincott
William IV ........ Terence Edmond
Prince of Wales Bertie ........ Thomas Arnold
Princess Vicky ........ Clare Corbett
Prince of Wales Bertie as a child ........ George Allonby

Producer: Cherry Cookson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.


SUN 07:15 Clive James - Even As We Speak (b009xyzb)
Destination Europe; Running Beside Ron Clarke

In the last of his essays, the writer shares thoughts on European unity and the joy of gyms. From July 2001.


SUN 07:30 Brian Gulliver's Travels (b01m5n7s)
Series 2

Gravinia and Plumpf

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 adventures in Gravinia, a land where the military are revered above everything.

Brian Gulliver ..... Neil Pearson
Rachel Gulliver..... Mariah Gale
Fillick ..... Marcus Brigstocke
Chaplain ..... Adrian Scarborough
Guest ..... Tracy Wiles
Host..... Patrick Brennan
Stegga ..... Barunka O'Shaughnessy
Barista..... Harry Livingstone
Dragit ..... Nick Mohammed
Glugas Hold ..... Dan Tetsell

Producer: Steven Canny

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2012.


SUN 08:00 All Gas and Gaiters (b007jpx1)
The Bishop Has a Rest

A peaceful Saturday afternoon at St Oggs is rudely interrupted.

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.

Written for radio by Pauline Devaney and Edwin Apps.

Producer: David Hatch.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1972.


SUN 08:30 The Clitheroe Kid (b007k0ds)
Series 8

James, the Little Gentleman

When Granddad comes into money, the naughty schoolboy is faced with boarding school. Stars Jimmy Clitheroe. From November 1964.


SUN 09:00 The Sarah Jane Adventures (b01kpx3m)
The Thirteenth Stone

A school trip for Luke, Maria and Clyde turns to horror when mysterious standing stones come to life. Read by 'Sarah Jane' herself, Elisabeth Sladen.


SUN 10:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b0124xm3)
Jo Brand

Kirsty Young presents highlights from the Desert Island Discs archive. Revisit the castaway choices of stand-up comedian Jo Brand. From March 2007.


SUN 10:45 Michael Bentine - The Reluctant Jester (b01kpyzt)
The Reluctant Jester

Have Red Nose Will Travel

The founding member of The Goon Show recalls the exact moment that his comic inspiration reached full fruition.

Michael Bentine CBE concludes his reminiscences before an audience about his life and times.

Producer: Andy Aliffe

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in October 1993.


SUN 11:15 Ambridge Extra (b01kpz4d)
Series 3 - Omnibus

Episode 2

A family dinner inspires Kate to spend time with her daughter Phoebe. But when Kate is called away from their shopping trip, things start to go wrong.


SUN 11:45 Robb Wilton: I Should Say So (b01kpzsr)
Series 1

The Balloon

Robb Wilton (1881 - 1957) was one of the most popular music hall and radio comics of the 1930s and 1940s.

Famed as an all-round pessimist - what would he have made of 1980s Britain - negotiating the more difficult aspects of charity fundraising?

Michael Williams stars as Robb Wilton - making as little sense out of life as he did 40 years before...

Written by Allen Saddler.

Producer: Brian Miller

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1986.


SUN 12:00 Juliet Ace - Young Victoria (Omnibus) (b00xlw19)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SUN 13:15 Clive James - Even As We Speak (b009xyzb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today]


SUN 13:30 Stewart Conn - Thistlewood (b00hw8hs)
"We will have to take to arms.... we must occupy the Tower and barricade the bridges. Blow open the prison doors and see these lofty Bastilles reduced to ashes. We must take what is ours ... "

Executed at Newgate in 1820 for murder and high treason, Arthur Thistlegate was one of those historical rarities: an English Revolutionary.

Written by Stewart Conn.

John Bull ... John Hollis
Arthur Thistlewood ... Ian Hogg
George Edwards ... Russell Dixon
Orator Hunt ... Peter Wheeler
Samuel Bamford/Richard Tidd ... James Tomlinson
Mrs Bamford ... Daphne Oxenford
Susan .... Judith Barker
Viscount Sidmouth ... Geoffrey Banks
Secretary Taylor .... John Franklyn-Robbins
Dr Watson .... Brian Miller

Music composed and arranged by Adrian Secchi

Director: Robert Cooper

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1976.


SUN 15:00 All Gas and Gaiters (b007jpx1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 15:30 The Clitheroe Kid (b007k0ds)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 16:00 Mel's Mix: The Best of The 4 O'Clock Show (b01kpzwq)
Mel Giedroyc picks the best bits of 4 O'Clock Show. The story was 'The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Thirteenth Stone', which meant Mel 'time travelled' anytime, anyplace, anywhere.


SUN 16:30 The Sarah Jane Adventures (b01kpx3m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SUN 17:30 Armitage and Moore's Guide to Song (b00y1t61)
Episode 3

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


SUN 18:00 The Man in Black (b00p4klw)
Series 2

5. The Old Road by Penelope Skinner

City girl Callie drives out of London to visit her best friend, Roo, up North. As her mobile reception wanes and her satnav starts malfunctioning, she begins to wonder whether the road has plans of its own…

Penelope Skinner’s tale is introduced by Mark Gatiss as sinister raconteur, The Man in Black.

Callie …. Laura Molyneux
Roo …. Ellie Beaven
Satnav Voice …. Rhys Jennings
Judy …. Kate Layden
Harry …. Philip Fox

Horrifying series of tales from The Man in Black. You might meet him at a luggage carousel in an airport, or behind the desk at an employment agency or he might approach you in the corridor of a care home.

Wherever you encounter him, he's eager to pass on his stories. Stories to unsettle and horrify. Stories to haunt you.

Director: Faith Collingwood

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra and first broadcast in November 2009.


SUN 18:30 The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving (b007xrtx)
3. Dark Forces

Both fighting for the affections of the beautiful Katrina Van Tassel, the rivalry between Ichabod Crane and Brom Bones continues apace.

And now it seems that supernatural forces are about to get involved.

Washington Irving's supernatural classic about two love rivals and a headless horseman:

Concluded 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 Creme de la Crime (b00824r5)
Series 2

A Pyramid Scheme

Michael Feydeau and David Pershore probe the mysterious curse of a mummy. Stars Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis. From May 2002.


SUN 19:15 Ambridge Extra (b01kpz4d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


SUN 19:45 Robb Wilton: I Should Say So (b01kpzsr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:45 today]


SUN 20:00 All Gas and Gaiters (b007jpx1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 20:30 The Clitheroe Kid (b007k0ds)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b0124xm3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


SUN 21:45 Short Stories by John McGahern (b00pbv14)
A Slip Up

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


SUN 22:00 Brian Gulliver's Travels (b01m5n7s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 22:30 The Maltby Collection (b00mvr2w)
Series 3

Episode 6

Walter continues to be suspicious of his wife's attempts at reconciliation, and the Crumb-Looselys' long-distance relationship steers towards the rocks.

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
Gloria Brindle ...... Helen Atkinson-Wood
Vicar ...... Stephen K Amos

Producer: Colin Anderson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2009.


SUN 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b01lbfh7)
From 10pm - midnight, Sunday to Friday, the Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. Plus Arthur chats to the stand-up Diane Spencer.


SUN 23:00 Little Britain (b008l1sx)
Series 1

Episode 5

Back where it premiered, Matt Lucas and David Walliams' oddball TV smash hit - without the cameras.

Hypnotist Kenny Craig goes swimming, ex-mafia man Joey the Stool visits the library and Fat Fighters leader Marjorie Dawes receives some bad news.

The sketch show which examines ordinary life in Britain as lived by some less than ordinary British folk.

With Jean Ainslie, Tom Baker, Samantha Power and Paul Putner.

Music: David Arnold

Producer: Ashley Blaker.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2001.


SUN 23:30 Forty Nights in the Wildebeest (b008kxnk)
Episode 6

Dan Freedman and Nick Romero eavesdrop on Radio 4 newsreaders after hours, and visit the Planet of the Grapes. From May 2000.



MONDAY 16 JULY 2012

MON 00:00 The Man in Black (b00p4klw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 00:30 The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving (b007xrtx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b0124xm3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


MON 01:45 Michael Bentine - The Reluctant Jester (b01kpyzt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]


MON 02:15 Ambridge Extra (b01kpz4d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Sunday]


MON 02:45 Robb Wilton: I Should Say So (b01kpzsr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:45 on Sunday]


MON 03:00 All Gas and Gaiters (b007jpx1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Sunday]


MON 03:30 Stewart Conn - Thistlewood (b00hw8hs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:30 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 The Sarah Jane Adventures (b01kpx3m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 Agatha Raisin (b011kpfh)
Series 2

2. Duck and Cover

Still reeling from the death of their curate, the inhabitants of Carsley decide on Duck Racing and Morris Dancing to cheer themselves up.

But the Village Fete is unlikely to go smoothly whilst the killer is still amongst them...

Penelope Keith stars as PR guru turned amateur sleuth, Agatha Raisin.

Dramatised by David Semple from MC Beaton’s novel.

Agatha Raisin ...... Penelope Keith
James Lacey ...... Malcolm Sinclair
Mrs Margaret Bloxby ...... Liza Sadovy
DC Bill Wong ...... Stephen Hogan
Richard Binser ...... Nicky Henson
Roy ...... James Holmes
Mrs Wendle ...... Tina Gray
Miss Partle ...... Ella Smith
Farmer Ruskin ...... Gerard McDermott

Director: Carol Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio in October 2005.


MON 06:30 The Doomed Oasis, by Hammond Innes (b007jsql)
1. The Journey to Arabia

A newspaper article and an almost-forgotten client send young English lawyer George Grant on a mystery trip.

Starring Tim Munro.

Arabian adventure based on Hammond Innes' 1960 novel.

Adapted in six parts by Rene Basilico.

George Grant ....... Tim Munro
Henry Grant ....... Robert James
Alexander Erkhard ....... John Malcolm
Ruffini ....... Robert Rietty
Betty ....... Jill Lidstone
Tessa ....... Nadia Hammam
Taxi Driver ....... Nadim Sawalha
Hotel receptionist ....... Neville Rofaila
Akhmed ....... Ali Refaie

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in August 1984.


MON 07:00 Double Income, No Kids Yet (b00906d7)
Series 3

Episode 3

Change is in the air when Amanda and Richard get happily engaged. But when Lucy and Daniel opt to change their lives, Lucy resolves not to tell anyone.

What Daniel hasn't told Lucy is that he can't keep a secret...

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, Nasreen Hussain as Amanda and Dave Lamb as Richard.

Producer: Liz Anstee
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2003.


MON 07:30 I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue (b01kjs1b)
Series 57

Episode 3

The nation's favourite wireless entertainment pays a first-time visit to the Grand Theatre in Swansea. Regulars Barry Cryer, Graeme Garden and Tim Brooke-Taylor are joined on the panel by Rob Brydon, with Jack Dee in the chair. Colin Sell provides piano accompaniment. Producer - Jon Naismith.


MON 08:00 Beyond Our Ken (b00b9xgs)
Kenneth Horne meets juicy Nell Gwyn, and Hornerama reports on Homes and Gardens. Sketch comedy with Kenneth Williams. From November 1961.


MON 08:30 Steptoe and Son (b00sf1tm)
Series 1

The Musical Evening

War erupts in the rag and bone yard, when Albert takes action over music-loving Harold's gramophone.

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 (b01mdg8l)
Series 2

Anidara

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 Anidara where he finds himself put out to stud.

Brian Gulliver ..... Neil Pearson
Rachel Gulliver ..... Mariah Gale
Computer ..... Duncan Wisby
Gem ..... Gerard McDermot
Markl ..... Harry Livingstone
Dorka ..... Vicki Pepperdine
Liberator ..... Duncan Wisby
Master ..... Patrick Brennan

Producer: Steven Canny

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2012.


MON 09:30 Legal, Decent, Honest and Truthful (b007jvq2)
Series 1

Episode 1

Ken Handley pitches to a motorway services chain. Advertising satire with Martin Jarvis and Wendy Richard. From January 1982.


MON 10:00 RD Blackmore - Lorna Doone (b00snl4p)
Episode 1

17th century Exmoor in Devon: John Ridd meets Lorna Doone (and they fall in love) and we meet the murderer Carver Doone, the highwayman Tom Faggus and the miser Uncle Benn.

David Schofield and Alison Pettit star in RD Blackmore’s popular and enduring romantic tale.

Dramatised in three-parts by Barry Letts.

John Ridd …. David Schofield
Lorna Doon …. Alison Pettit
Mother …. Janet Dale
Tom Faggus …. Cornelius Garrett
Uncle Ben …. James Warrior
Carver Doone …. Kim Durham
Young Lorna …. Charlotte Grattidge
Jeremy Stickles …. Graham Padden
Lizzie Ridd …. Sunny Ormonde
Young Lizzie …. Laura Berry
Annie Ridd …. Katherine Mount
Young Annie …. Samantha Dowling
Gwenny …. Susan Jeffrey
John Fry …. Ian Brooker
Counsellor Doone …. Graham Colclough
Charlie Doon …. David Perks

Directed at BBC Pebble Mill by Brian Lighthill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1997.


MON 11:00 HE Bates - Three Country Stories (b007jv63)
Series 2

Loss of Pride

Uncle Silas tells his tale of the womanising shoemaker and the baked potato. Read by David Neal.


MON 11:15 Loose Ends (b01kr71z)
Jimmy Cliff, Michel Roux Jr, AA Gill and Steve Boggan

Clive helps TV critic, traveller and restaurant critic A.A Gill untangle the myths and contradictions of American life in his new book, 'The Golden Door', a collection of brilliantly insightful essays about the good ol' U.S of A. How can a country that has produced so many first-class minds, talents and innovations be so commonly dismissed as stupid, arrogant and introspective?

Could a quarter-pounder and fries be a winning entry for The Roux Scholarship? Clive talks champagne sauce and salmon mousse with the Michelin-starred chef Michel Roux Jr whose quest for a new culinary talent is the focus of the hour-long documentary special on the Good Food channel on Sunday 15th July at 8pm.

Picking up on the Stars and Stripes theme, writer and traveller Steve Boggan shows Nikki Bedi where the money is in his latest book, 'Follow the Money - A Month in the Life of a Ten-Dollar Bill'.

Living legend Jimmy Cliff explains to Clive how you can get it if you really want and performs the track 'One More' which will be the first single from his new album 'Rebirth'.

More musical spice comes from the unique "folk-step" sound of Alt-J who will perform their new single 'Tessellate' from their album 'An Awesome Wave.

Producer Cathie Mahoney.


MON 12:00 Beyond Our Ken (b00b9xgs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 Steptoe and Son (b00sf1tm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 Agatha Raisin (b011kpfh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 The Doomed Oasis, by Hammond Innes (b007jsql)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 Juliet Ace - Young Victoria (b00xmbyx)
The Newly Weds

The honeymoon is over all too soon for Albert and Victoria, as pressing matters of state require her attention. But their happiness is made even greater when their first child is expected...

Scripted by Juliet Ace, based on the letters and diaries of the young Queen Victoria, this portrait of her younger life and the happy years of her marriage, reveals some of the remarkable and long-lasting achievements of this extraordinary queen.

Starring Imogen Stubbs as Victoria.

Duchess of Kent ........ Anna Massey
Prince Albert ........ Adrian Lukis
Baroness Lehzen ........ Selina Cadell
Sir John Conroy ........ John Rowe.
Melbourne ........ Christopher Cazenove
WAG ........ Andrew Wincott
William IV ........ Terence Edmond
Prince of Wales Bertie ........ Thomas Arnold
Princess Vicky ........ Clare Corbett
Prince of Wales Bertie as a child ........ George Allonby

Producer: Cherry Cookson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.


MON 14:15 This Sceptred Isle (b007jtf8)
Opium and Afghan Wars

Queen Victoria deals with wars in Afghanistan and China, and marries Prince Albert. Bite-sized history of Britain, narrated by Anna Massey.


MON 14:30 Book at Beachtime (b01kt6lr)
Sadie Jones - The Uninvited Guests

Episode 1

1912: Widow Charlotte lives in an isolated manor in the North West, but her children resent her new husband Edward...

Dark secrets threaten to tear a family apart in Sadie Jones' country house drama set in Edwardian England - abridged in five parts by Alison Joseph.

Read by Hattie Morahan.

Producer: Gemma Jenkins

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


MON 15:00 RD Blackmore - Lorna Doone (b00snl4p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b01kt6mv)
Mel's having a Scottish day, as she joins some Americans on a bus tour of the Highlands, visits Stirling Castle and cycles up the Western Isles.


MON 17:00 Like They've Never Been Gone (b00936z4)
Series 1

Episode 1

Sweethearts Tommy Franklin and Sheila Parr won the 1962 Eurovision Song Contest, but find themselves suddenly thrust back into the limelight when their song is used on TV.

The only snag is they can no longer stand the sight of one another...

Series 1 of Mike Coleman's sitcom starring June Whitfield and Roy Hudd.

Tommy Franklin ...... Roy Hudd
Sheila Parr ...... June Whitfield

With Pat Coombs, Julian Eardley, Joshua Henderson, Chris Pavlo and Terry Wogan.

Music by Frido Ruth.

Producer: Steve Doherty

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1998.


MON 17:30 Double Income, No Kids Yet (b00906d7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 18:00 Terry Pratchett (b008p506)
Guards! Guards!

Episode 6

"Last Desperate Chances always work. Besides, I'll be using my lucky arrow..."

All Captain Vimes needs to save the city is a million-to-one chance.

First published in 1989, the 8th of Terry's Pratchett's comic fantasy stories set on Discworld. Conclusion of six parts dramatized by Michael Butt.

CAST:

Narrator …. Martin Jarvis
Captain Vimes …. John Wood
Nobby …. Melvyn Hayes
Sergeant Colon …. Stephen Thorne
Lady Ramkin …. Helen Atkinson-Wood
Carrot …. Robert Gwilym
Lord Vetinari …. Crawford Logan
Supreme Grand Master …. Brett Usher
First Guard …. Jeff Nuttall
Joint First Guard …. Michael Roberts
Death …. Himself

Director: John Taylor

First broadcast on BBC Radio 5 in December 1992.


MON 18:30 Wally K Daly (b007k406)
The Silent Scream

Episode 3

As the alien takeover deadline approaches, can humanity fend off enemies from without and within?

Wally K. Daly's sequel to 'Before the Screaming Begins'.

CAST:

Tom Harris …. James Laurenson
A.P. Smith …. Donald Hewlett
Prime Minister …. Colin Douglas
Silkin …. Peter Wickham
Sally Harris …. Hannah Gordon
Opposition MP/Colonel …. Peter Williams
Andy …. Elizabeth Lindsay
Gloria/Cabinet Minister …. Brenda Kaye
Second Pilot/PC …. Gregory de Polnay
Alien Controller/Cabinet Minister …. Manning Wilson
Second Boy …. Tim Bentinck
First Girl …. Alison Draper

Audio from Wally K. Daly's own collection and reversioned into three parts by BBC Radio 4 Extra

Producer: Martin Jenkins

First broadcast as a ninety-minute Saturday Night Drama on BBC Radio 4 in 1979.


MON 19:00 Beyond Our Ken (b00b9xgs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 Steptoe and Son (b00sf1tm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 Agatha Raisin (b011kpfh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 The Doomed Oasis, by Hammond Innes (b007jsql)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 HE Bates - Three Country Stories (b007jv63)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:15 Loose Ends (b01kr71z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


MON 22:00 I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue (b01kjs1b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 Brian Gulliver's Travels (b01mdg8l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 23:00 The Now Show (b01kktml)
Series 37

Episode 6

Reformation: in a week of Lord's reform, and mooted changes to benefits for pensioners, Susan Calman, Mitch Benn and Laura Shavin join Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis to examine the stories making the news this week. Susan Calman inquires into the process of inquiries; Gareth Gwynn sets out the mammoth task ahead of the new BBC Director General; and Mitch Benn plays tribute to 50 years of the Rolling Stones. Produced by Victoria Lloyd.


MON 23:30 20th Century Vampire (b007yrwg)
Episode 1

The lives of trainee vampire Eloise, boyfriend Wayne and her Transylvanian tutor. Stars Louise Lombard. From October 1993.



TUESDAY 17 JULY 2012

TUE 00:00 Terry Pratchett (b008p506)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 Wally K Daly (b007k406)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 Agatha Raisin (b011kpfh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 The Doomed Oasis, by Hammond Innes (b007jsql)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 Brian Gulliver's Travels (b01mdg8l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 Legal, Decent, Honest and Truthful (b007jvq2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 RD Blackmore - Lorna Doone (b00snl4p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 HE Bates - Three Country Stories (b007jv63)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:15 Loose Ends (b01kr71z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 Like They've Never Been Gone (b00936z4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 Double Income, No Kids Yet (b00906d7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 Agatha Raisin (b011ktgc)
Series 2

3. Buried Treasure

When Agatha embarks on a plan to give up smoking, little does she know it will lead to a treasure hunt, humiliation and a rather nasty murder...

Penelope Keith stars as PR guru turned amateur sleuth, Agatha Raisin.

Dramatised by David Semple from MC Beaton’s novel.

Agatha Raisin ...... Penelope Keith
James Lacey ...... Malcolm Sinclair
Mrs Margaret Bloxby ...... Liza Sadovy
DC Bill Wong ...... Stephen Hogan
Roy Silver ...... James Holmes
Mrs Friendly ...... Joanna Brookes
Mrs Hicks ...... Lynda Baron

Director: Carol Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio in October 2005.


TUE 06:30 The Doomed Oasis, by Hammond Innes (b007jsqw)
2. Bahrain-Sharjah-Dubai

An innocent search for an elusive oilman leads lawyer George Grant into a maze of political intrigue.

Starring Tim Munro.

Arabian adventure based on Hammond Innes' 1960 novel.

Adapted by Rene Basilico.

George Grant ....... Tim Munro
Ruffini ....... Robert Rietty
Otto Smith ....... George Roubicek
Captain Chuck Berry ....... David McAlister
Sir Philip Gorde ....... Garard Green
Susan Whittaker ....... Helena Breck
Waiter ...... Nadim Sawalha
Driver ....... Mohammad Sultan

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in August 1984.


TUE 07:00 Two Doors Down (b008fdj0)
Series 2

The Feminine Thrust

Sally the cleaner smoothes the way for Clare's important lecture.

She also helps her realise that she might have more important things to worry about than her job...

Starring Stella McCusker.

The return of Annie McCartney's sitcom about the bohemian Belfast residents of Marlborough Road, saved from chaos by their cleaning lady, Sally.

Sally ...... Stella McCusker
Clare ...... Marcella Riordan
Evie ...... Katy Gleadhill
Trevor ...... Des McAleer
Tony ...... Robert Patterson
Fidelma ...... Aine McCartney
Anna ...... Hannah R Gordon
Simon ...... Patrick Gleadhill

Director: Tanya Nash

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2002.


TUE 07:30 Sketchorama (b01kjt9h)
Series 1

Episode 3

Humphrey Ker with new sketch group talent from the circuit: The Three Englishmen, Max & Ivan and Frisky & Mannish. From July 2012.


TUE 08:00 The Goon Show (b007jp6c)
Series 8

The Great Regent's Park Swim

Neddie Seagoon ends up splashing about when he visits a German scientist. Stars Harry Secombe. From October 1957.


TUE 08:30 Listen to Les (b00jz2xl)
From 18/11/1979

Les Dawson presents 'Love in the Dole Queue', Cosmo Smallpiece and brace yourself for another piano sing-along with Les.

With Daphne Oxenford and Colin Edwynn.

Music by Brian Fitzgerald.

Scripted and produced by James Casey.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in November 1979.


TUE 09:00 The Now Show (b01kktml)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:30 Jest a Minute (b013f0vy)
Series 1

Episode 6

Justin Moorhouse, Greg Davies, Chris Corcoran and Lucy Porter star in Rhod Gilbert's comedy quiz. From September 2006.


TUE 10:00 RD Blackmore - Lorna Doone (b00snrxb)
Episode 2

Murderer Carver Doone tries to force Lorna into marrying him, but her true love, John Ridd, sets out to rescue her...

David Schofield and Alison Pettit star in RD Blackmore’s popular and enduring romance set on 17th century Exmoor.

John Ridd …. David Schofield
Lorna Doon …. Alison Pettit
Mother …. Janet Dale
Tom Faggus …. Cornelius Garrett
Uncle Ben …. James Warrior
Carver Doone …. Kim Durham
Jeremy Stickles …. Graham Padden
Lizzie Ridd …. Sunny Ormonde
Annie Ridd …. Katherine Mount
Gwenny …. Susan Jeffrey
Charlie Doon and …. David Perks
Judge Jeffries …. Jonathan Wyatt

Dramatised by Barry Letts.

Directed at BBC Pebble Mill by Brian Lighthill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in in September 1997.


TUE 11:00 Bright Young Things (b00pfsqt)
The Garden Party

Romola Garai reads the first of two stories celebrating the extravagant, cocktail-swilling party people of the 1920s, the 'Bright Young Things'. In today's story, one of Katherine Mansfield's all-time classics, a tragic death threatens to intrude upon the lavish preparations for a rather extravagant summer party.

Born in 1888 in New Zealand, Katherine Mansfield is widely considered to be one of the finest short story writers of the early 20th century and was a major influence on the evolution of the modern short story form in Britain and Europe.

Written by Katherine Mansfield
Read by Romola Garai
Abridged by Richard Hamilton
Produced by Justine Willett.


TUE 11:15 John Peacock - Posters of Montmartre (b007jqxv)
May Belfort

The Irish singer turned lady of the night. John Peacock's play based on Toulouse-Lautrec's characters. Starring Bonnie Langford.


TUE 12:00 The Goon Show (b007jp6c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 Listen to Les (b00jz2xl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 Agatha Raisin (b011ktgc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 The Doomed Oasis, by Hammond Innes (b007jsqw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 Juliet Ace - Young Victoria (b00xmj92)
The Family

Based on the diaries and letters of Queen Victoria. A gun shot alarms the royal couple. Stars Imogen Stubbs.


TUE 14:15 Ambridge Extra (b01kt9t2)
Series 3

Episode 5

Over breakfast, Phoebe snaps at Kate and sarcastically asks Kate about her 'friend' in need, referring to being left at the Mall. Phoebe suddenly announces that they should move to Durban with Lucas right away.

Kate's angry when Lucas reveals he has given their maid her notice, feeling taken for granted that the move is happening. Kate says she and the kids are staying where they are, but angry Lucas reminds Kate that they made a deal - it's his turn to develop his career. Lucas storms off leaving Kate alone sobbing.

Kate phones her mum Jennifer back in England and Jennifer admits understanding Lucas's point of view - she suggests they reach a compromise. Kate should often stick to her principles, but this is just not one of those times.

Michael and Delia fondly note Phoebe's selling skills, although even she can't shift Kate's pottery, which Kate suggested asking a high price for. It's left to Michael to step up and be secretly generous. Phoebe opens up about her confusion about the move, just as Kate arrives - happy to learn that one of her pots was sold. Kate reveals she's not moving to Durban, and an emotional Phoebe screams that she knows exactly why, running away and worrying Delia.

Produced by Sarah Bradshaw.


TUE 14:30 Book at Beachtime (b01kt9w8)
Sadie Jones - The Uninvited Guests

Episode 2

A train accident upsets Emerald Torrington's birthday celebrations

Dark secrets threaten to tear a family apart in Sadie Jones' country house drama set in Edwardian England - abridged by Alison Joseph.

Read by Hattie Morahan.

Producer: Gemma Jenkins

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


TUE 15:00 RD Blackmore - Lorna Doone (b00snrxb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b01ktb9p)
Mel samples haggis with a busload of Americans and goes caravanning with Patrick Duffy, aka Bobby Ewing in Dallas. Plus, why midges like biting tall men, and part two of Skyhawk.


TUE 17:00 King Street Junior (b007jmkq)
Series 6

Travellers

A delicate mission for Mr Sims, and Mrs Rudd gets a shock from the school's new sponsor. High school comedy stars Karl Howman. From June 1991.


TUE 17:30 Two Doors Down (b008fdj0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 18:00 Terry Pratchett (b007jl80)
Wyrd Sisters

1. Surprise Bundle

Three witches meet on a blasted heath while murder is in the air.

Starring Sheila Hancock, Lynda Baron and Deborah Berlin.

Terry Pratchett's popular tale dramatised in four parts by Vince Foxall.

Granny Weatherwax …. Sheila Hancock
Nanny Ogg …. Lynda Baron
Magrat Garlick …. Deborah Berlin
Duke Felmet …. Ian Masters
Lady Felmet …. Kristin Milward
King Verence …. John Hartley
Mrs Vitoller …. Natasha Pyne
Hwel …. Brian Hibbard
Fool …. Andrew Branch
Vitoller …. Gavin Muir

Death was played by himself.

All other parts played by the cast.

Director: Claire Grove

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1995.


TUE 18:30 Wally K Daly (b007jtcx)
With a Whimper to the Grave

Episode 1

To combat the threat of an alien invasion, the nations of Earth formed a World Council.

The aliens gave selected humans extraordinary 'sixth-sense' powers, but these were abused. The British Government is ready to give an update on their plans...

Third in Wally K Daly's sci-fi trilogy starring James Shrapnel and Donald Hewlett.

Tom Harris …. John Shrapnel
Sally Harris …. Maureen O'Brien
A. P. Smith …. Donald Hewlett
George …. Patrick Troughton
Marge …. Angela Thorne
'642' …. Timothy West
Doctor …. Arnold Diamond
Ray/Pilot …. Clive Panto
David/Paul …. Crawford Logan
Charles …. Henry Stamper
Sally's mother …. Katherine Parr
Alien Controller …. Manning Wilson
Vera …. Margot Boyd
Foreign Pilot/Barry …. Mark Rolston
Corporal/Vince …. Michael Jenner
Geoffrey Palmer …. Robert Dawes
Baby Sam/Gloria …. Moir Leslie
Alien …. Peter Acre
Silkin …. Peter Wickham

Director: Martin Jenkins

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1984.


TUE 19:00 The Goon Show (b007jp6c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 Listen to Les (b00jz2xl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 Agatha Raisin (b011ktgc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 The Doomed Oasis, by Hammond Innes (b007jsqw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 Bright Young Things (b00pfsqt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 21:15 John Peacock - Posters of Montmartre (b007jqxv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


TUE 22:00 Sketchorama (b01kjt9h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 Heated Rollers (b007qg19)
Episode 2

A very nosey vicar, life before paternity tests – and Smothering Heights.

The first-ever all-women sketch show made for BBC Radio 2 stars Lynda Bellingham, Gwyneth Strong and Joanna Monro.

With music supplied by the Lorraine Bowen Experience.

Producer: Maria Esposito

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in March 1999.


TUE 23:00 The Curried Goat Show (b007k41b)
Episode 1

Cake night, and an odd flat-share. Dan Gaster, Will Ing and Ben Silburn's sketch-bonanza. With Gary Olsen. From January 1998.


TUE 23:30 The Masterson Inheritance (b007jsrx)
Series 1

Scurvy

The Mastersons set sail across the Atlantic, but there are dangerous sheep lurking in them there waters.

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 May 1993.



WEDNESDAY 18 JULY 2012

WED 00:00 Terry Pratchett (b007jl80)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 Wally K Daly (b007jtcx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 Agatha Raisin (b011ktgc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 The Doomed Oasis, by Hammond Innes (b007jsqw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 The Now Show (b01kktml)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


WED 02:30 Jest a Minute (b013f0vy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 RD Blackmore - Lorna Doone (b00snrxb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 Bright Young Things (b00pfsqt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:15 John Peacock - Posters of Montmartre (b007jqxv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 King Street Junior (b007jmkq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 Two Doors Down (b008fdj0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 Agatha Raisin (b011l9l8)
Series 2

4. The Civil War

The search to find the killer leads Agatha and James to the dreaming spires of Oxford, where they soon get intimate - in a cupboard full of EM Forster first editions...

Penelope Keith stars as PR guru turned amateur sleuth, Agatha Raisin.

Dramatised by David Semple from MC Beaton’s novel.

Agatha Raisin ...... Penelope Keith
James Lacey ...... Malcolm Sinclair
DC Bill Wong ...... Stephen Hogan
Mrs Friendly ...... Joanna Brookes
Mrs Hicks ...... Lynda Baron
Professor Wolf ...... Simon Treves

Director: Carol Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio in October 2005.


WED 06:30 The Doomed Oasis, by Hammond Innes (b007jsr5)
3. Escape to Saraifa

A flight into the desert - and a first encounter with a living legend.

Starring Tim Munro.

Arabian adventure based on Hammond Innes' 1960 novel.

Adapted by Rene Basilico.

George Grant ....... Tim Munro
Colonel Whittaker ....... Bernard Horsfall
Sheikh Makhmud ....... Farouk El-Demerdash
Prince Khalid ....... Raad Rawi
Otto Smith ....... George Roubicek
Sir Philip Gorde ....... Garard Green
Jack Entwistle ....... Geoffrey Hinsliff
Sheikh's Messenger ....... Ali Refaie
Palace Guard ....... Mohammad Sultan

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in September 1984.


WED 07:00 The Leopard in Autumn (b00rzky4)
Series 2

An Englishman Abroad

Monte Guano, the pettiest of Italian states, plays host to an honoured English aristocratic guest - the somewhat suspect Lord Luton.

Second series of the comedy drama set in Renaissance Italy devised by Neal Anthony.

Written by Sue Limb.

Stars David Swift as Ludovico, Sian Phillips as Plethora, Graham Crowden as Francesco, Saskia Wickham as Rosalie, Paul Bigley as Alessandro and Nicholas Grace as Lord Luton.

Producer: Helen Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2002.


WED 07:30 My Teenage Diary (b01kknzp)
Series 4

Jackie Kay

My Teenage Diary returns with six more brave celebrities ready to revisit their formative years by opening up their intimate teenage diaries, and reading them out in public for the very first time.

Comedian Rufus Hound is joined by poet Jackie Kay who revisits her politically active student years in the early eighties, when she went on every demo she possibly could. She shares some of her early poetry, and talks about what a revelation it was to finally meet and make friends with other black women when she was at university.

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


WED 08:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jnjm)
Series 5

The Unexploded Bomb

When the lad gets a surprise in the cellar, Sid sees his chance to make some money.

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 (b00qt2hk)
Series 2

Episode 6

Young inventors, 1930s vintage musical 'Adam and Eve' and Private Eye Mike Spanner is on the case...

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 Les Lilley, Chic Jacob, Graeme Garden, Johnnie Mortimer & Brian Cooke and Bill Oddie.

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 Jean Hart with music by Dave Lee.

Producer: Humphrey Barclay

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in November 1965.


WED 09:00 A Whole New Ball Game (b00cmypt)
Series 1

The Final Supper

It's Frewitt Cup Final day. A day of destiny for the Patterson family and Father Benedict.

Will there be tears of joy at the end of it? Or a weeping and a gnashing of teeth?

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 March 1993.


WED 09:30 Street and Lane (b00v3n2v)
Series 1

Patio Marital

"Up your Street, Down your Lane".

Johnny Street and Arthur Lane are a pair of Yorkshire builders in a white van who battle out their partnership and their future as they tackle a plethora of household repairs.

Sitcom written by Ian McMillan and Dave Sheasby.

In this opening episode, the duo tool up for a patio job at the home of warring couple.

Johnny Street ...... Nick Lane
Arthur Lane ...... Fine Time Fontayne
Christine ...... Becky Hindley
Tom ...... Richard Katz
Great Northern Man ...... Gerard McDermott

Producer: David Hunter

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2005.


WED 10:00 RD Blackmore - Lorna Doone (b00sp1f1)
Episode 3

When Lorna is taken to London, John fears he’s lost her forever. Meanwhile Carver Doone has murderous plans....

Starring Alison Pettit and David Schofield.

Conclusion of RD Blackmore’s popular and enduring romance set on 17th century Exmoor.

John Ridd …. David Schofield
Lorna Doone …. Alison Pettit
Mother …. Janet Dale
Carver Doone …. Kim Durham
Jeremy Stickles …. Graham Padden
Tom Faggus …. Cornelius Garrett
Lizzie Ridd …. Sunny Ormonde
Annie Ridd …. Katherine Mount
Gwenny …. Susan Jeffrey
Charlie Doon …. David Perks
Counsellor Doone …. Graham Colclough
King James …. Jonathan Wyatt

Dramatised by Barry Letts.

Directed at BBC Pebble Mill by Brian Lighthill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in in September 1997.


WED 11:00 Bright Young Things (b00pfsqw)
Bernice Bobs Her Hair

And now the second of our stories celebrating the riotous, cocktail-swilling, 'Bright Young Things' of the interwar years. Laurel Lefkow reads F Scott Fitzgerald's classic Jazz Age tale set in 1920s California, 'Bernice Bobs her Hair', in which revenge comes in the shape of a daring new hairstyle.

F. Scott Fitzgerald, author of 'The Beautiful and the Damned', 'Tender is the Night' and 'The Great Gatsby', is regarded as one of the twentieth century's greatest writers. His stories epitomised the Jazz Age, which he defined as a 'generation grown up to find all Gods dead, all wars fought, all faiths in man shaken'.

Written by F Scott Fitzgerald
Read by Laurel Lefkow
Abridged by Richard Hamilton
Produced by Justine Willett.


WED 11:15 John Peacock - Posters of Montmartre (b007n1hp)
Footitt and Chocolat

A circus double-act is in jeopardy. John Peacock's play based on Toulouse-Lautrec's characters. Starring Clarence Smith.


WED 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jnjm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00qt2hk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 Agatha Raisin (b011l9l8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 The Doomed Oasis, by Hammond Innes (b007jsr5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 Juliet Ace - Young Victoria (b00xmv24)
Albert's Achievements

The Prince Regent plans the first international exhibition. Based on diaries and letters of Queen Victoria. Stars Imogen Stubbs.


WED 14:15 This Sceptred Isle (b007jtfw)
Queen Victoria and Dear Albert

The young monarch marries her cousin and the Whig Party lose power. Bite-size British history, narrated by Anna Massey.


WED 14:30 Book at Beachtime (b01ktfbw)
Sadie Jones - The Uninvited Guests

Episode 3

Tension mounts following the arrival of another mysterious visitor.

Dark secrets threaten to tear a family apart in Sadie Jones' country house drama set in Edwardian England - abridged in five parts by Alison Joseph.

Read by Hattie Morahan.

Producer: Gemma Jenkins

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


WED 15:00 RD Blackmore - Lorna Doone (b00sp1f1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b01ktfcz)
Mel Giedroyc does some practice camping in the park, and hears about the Inheritance Books of Gill Lewis, the author of this week's story Skyhawk.


WED 17:00 PG Wodehouse (b00bwtw9)
What Ho! Jeeves: Joy in the Morning

Fancy Dress

Bertie Wooster helps his fearsome Uncle Percy with a spot of dressing up.

P.G. Wodehouse’s romp adapted in seven-parts by Chris Miller.

CAST:

Jeeves …. Michael Hordern
Bertie Wooster …. Richard Briers
Boko Fittleworth …. Jonathan Cecil
Peter Worplesden …. Peter Woodthorpe
Nobby Hopwood …. Rosalind Adams
Stilton Cheesewright …. Michael Kilgarriff

Producer: Simon Brett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1978.


WED 17:30 The Leopard in Autumn (b00rzky4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 18:00 Terry Pratchett (b007lzwx)
Wyrd Sisters

2. Three Wishes

The new monarch has a troubled conscience and a wife like Lucrezia Borgia.

The three witches have decisions to make...

Starring Sheila Hancock, Lynda Baron and Deborah Berlin.

Terry Pratchett's popular tale dramatised by Vince Foxall.

Granny Weatherwax …. Sheila Hancock
Nanny Ogg …. Lynda Baron
Magrat Garlick …. Deborah Berlin
Duke Felmet …. Ian Masters
Lady Felmet …. Kristin Milward
King Verence …. John Hartley
Mrs Vitoller …. Natasha Pyne
Vitoller …. Gavin Muir
The Fool …. Andrew Branch
Hwel …. Brian Hibbard

Director: Claire Grove

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1995.


WED 18:30 Wally K Daly (b007jtfs)
With a Whimper to the Grave

Episode 2

With Tom trapped amongst the aliens, desperate Sally finds a Government ally.

Third in Wally K Daly's sci-fi trilogy starring James Shrapnel and Donald Hewlett.

To combat the threat of an alien invasion, the nations of the Earth have formed a World Council. The aliens have given selected humans extraordinary 'sixth-sense' powers.

But when these powers are abused the aliens prepare to leave and abandon the Earth to its fate. But are they really going? And what is the fate awaiting the peoples of the Earth?

Marge …. Angela Thorne
Doctor …. Arnold Diamond
Ray/Pilot …. Clive Panto
David/Paul …. Crawford Logan
A. P. Smith …. Donald Hewlett
Charles …. Henry Stamper
Tom Harris …. John Shrapnel
Sally's mother …. Katherine Parr
Alien Controller …. Manning Wilson
Vera …. Margot Boyd
Foreign Pilot/Barry …. Mark Rolston
Sally Harris …. Maureen O'Brien
Corporal/Vince …. Michael Jenner
Geoffrey Palmer …. Robert Dawes
Baby Sam/Gloria …. Moir Leslie
George …. Patrick Troughton
Alien …. Peter Acre
Silkin …. Peter Wickham
'642' …. Timothy West

Director: Martin Jenkins

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1984.


WED 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jnjm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00qt2hk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 Agatha Raisin (b011l9l8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 The Doomed Oasis, by Hammond Innes (b007jsr5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 Bright Young Things (b00pfsqw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 21:15 John Peacock - Posters of Montmartre (b007n1hp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


WED 22:00 My Teenage Diary (b01kknzp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 In the Balance (b007k1g5)
Episode 2

Will the BBC's maverick hack George Cragge catch the murderer - or last orders?

Mark Tavener's six-part sequel to his comedy thriller 'In the Red' set in the world of football, the BBC and party politics.

With Europe becoming a hot potato can the Prime Minister hold on to his job? To make matters worse England are hosting the World Cup and a killer is on the loose.

Starring Michael Williams as George Cragge, Barry Foster as Superintendent Jefferson and Jeremy Clyde as the PM.

With Robert Bathurst, Tracy Ann Oberman, Jim Carter, Peter Woodthorpe, Susie Brann and Christian Rodska.

Music by Paul Mottram
Producer: Paul Schlesinger
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1997.


WED 23:00 The Long Hot Satsuma (b00mv1sg)
Episode 5

Misprint Theatre, and whatever happened to Checkpoint? Zesty sketch show with Barry Cryer and Alison Steadman. From June 1989.


WED 23:30 If You're So Clever, Why Aren't You Rich? (b00sg1sl)
Series 2

Les Connections Dangereuses

The graduate trio's money worries take a back seat when they set up a romantic dinner. Stars Douglas Hodge. From June 1996.



THURSDAY 19 JULY 2012

THU 00:00 Terry Pratchett (b007lzwx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 Wally K Daly (b007jtfs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 Agatha Raisin (b011l9l8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 The Doomed Oasis, by Hammond Innes (b007jsr5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 A Whole New Ball Game (b00cmypt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 Street and Lane (b00v3n2v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 RD Blackmore - Lorna Doone (b00sp1f1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 Bright Young Things (b00pfsqw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:15 John Peacock - Posters of Montmartre (b007n1hp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 PG Wodehouse (b00bwtw9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 The Leopard in Autumn (b00rzky4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 Agatha Raisin (b011ppfg)
Series 2

5. The Wizard of Evesham

Agatha is alarmed when her new wizard of a hairdresser seems keen to take care of more than just her split ends.

She soon discovers that everyone in his salon has a secret and that he practises a very dark magic indeed...

Penelope Keith stars as PR guru turned amateur sleuth, Agatha Raisin.

Dramatised by David Semple from MC Beaton’s novel.

Agatha Raisin ...... Penelope Keith
James Lacey ...... Malcolm Sinclair
Mrs Bloxby ...... Liza Sadovy
Mrs Wendle ...... Tina Gray
John Orlando ...... John Cummins
Bobby ...... Matthew Carter

Director: Carol Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio in November 2005.


THU 06:30 The Doomed Oasis, by Hammond Innes (b007jsrj)
4. The Doomed Oasis

A celebration and a shattered dream, as English lawyer George Grant continues his hunt for a missing client.

Starring Tim Munro.

Arabian adventure based on Hammond Innes' 1960 novel.

Adapted by Rene Basilico.

George Grant ....... Tim Munro
Colonel Whittaker ....... Bernard Horsfall
Prince Khalid ....... Raad Rawi
Alexander Erkhard ....... John Malcolm
Sir Philip Gorde ....... Garard Green
Sheikh Makhmud ....... Farouk El-Demerdash
Yousif....... Ali Refaie
Sheikh Abdullah ....... Adam Hussein

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in September 1984.


THU 07:00 Robin and Wendy's Wet Weekends (b007js1l)
Series 1

A Cavalier Attitude

Model village-makers, Robin and Wendy are shown "Black Bess" as their randy friends Sue and Glen persuade them to attend a battle re-enactment.

Written by and starring Kay Stonham and Simon Greenall.

Robin ...... Simon Greenall
Wendy ...... Kay Stonham
Maureen ...... Debra Stephenson
Derek ...... Phil Cornwell
Sue ...... Jan Ravens
Glenn ...... Michael Simkins
Darnley ...... Ewan Bailey
Carol ...... Jo Enright
Pikeman ...... Sean McKenna

Producer: Mario Stylianides

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2002.


THU 07:30 Old Harry's Game (b01kkr4v)
Olympic Special

Episode 1

The sitcom set in hell returns with a two part special. Six years ago London won the right to host the biggest sporting event in the world and with typical modesty the Brits have barely mentioned it ever since. Well now the news has reached Satan in Hell and he decides to have a little look into this sporting event.

In part one he finds out how it all began by going back to ancient Greece - a time when Greece had great philosophers, big ideas and a bit of cash.

In part two he transports historian Edith from the chaos of Hell up to London in two thousand and twelve so she can appreciate real chaos.

Written by and starring Andy Hamilton as Satan and also starring Annette Crosbie as Edith.


THU 08:00 Yes Minister (b007jl89)
Series 1

Big Brother

MP Jim Hacker crosses swords with Sir Humphrey over civil liberties

Starring Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne and Derek Fowldes.

Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn satirical sitcom ran on BBC TV between 1980 and 1984. Yes Minister is centred around the hapless Jim Hacker and a collection of civil service underlings headed by the Machiavellian Sir Humphrey Appleby and obsequious Bernard.

Jim Hacker ...... Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey Appleby ...... Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard ...... Derek Fowlds
Annie Hacker ...... Diana Hoddinot
Frank Weisel ...... Bill Nighy
Tom ...... Fulton McKay
Godfrey Finch ...... Gordon Clyde
Floor Manager ...... Haydn Wood
Richard Linley ...... Himself

Adapted for radio by producer Pete Atkin.

First broadcast on Radio 4 in October 1983.


THU 08:30 Dad's Army (b007jqjv)
Series 3

Asleep in the Deep

Walker and Godfrey get trapped in a pumping station, but so do their rescuers from the rest of the Home Guard platoon.

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 Pike …. Ian Lavender
Private Godfrey …. Arnold Ridley
Private Frazer …. John Laurie
Private Walker …. Larry Martyn
Warden Hodges …. Bill Pertwee
Announcer …. John Snagge

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1976.


THU 09:00 Any Other Business (b0140tzv)
Episode 6

'Star Trek' fever erupts, as a German delegation tours the cultural delights of Chesbury.

Lucy Flannery's local government sitcom

Starring:

Nelson David
John Duttine
James Grout
Rosy Fordham
Nick Hardy
Howard Lew Lewis
Toby Longworth
Jan Ravens
Vivienne Rochester
June Whitfield.

Producer: Liz Anstee

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1995.


THU 09:30 The Guessing Game (b01kv3m4)
Episode 4

Join host Clive Anderson for the comedy panel show that fancies itself as an intelligent quiz. With Imran Yusuf, Des Clarke and Keith Farnan.


THU 10:00 Leo Tolstoy - Anna Karenina (b007jprn)
1. The Pursuit

In 19th-century Russia, women had to accept their roles as wife and mother - or be socially ostracised.

Bored high society wife Anna embarks on a love affair.

Starring Teresa Gallagher, Toby Stephens and Nicholas Farrell.

Leo Tolstoy's 1877 novel dramatised in four parts by Ed Thomason.

Anna Karenina .... Teresa Gallagher
Alexis Vronsky .... Toby Stephens
Alexis Alexandrovich Karenin .... Nicholas Farrell
Princess Dolly .... Karen Archer
Serezha .... George Allonby
Stiva Oblonsky .... Sean Baker
Railway Worker/Servant/Matthew .... Gerard McDermott
1st Passenger/Railway Guard .... Stephen Thorne
Driver/Sverra/Mishkin .... Robert Harper
Station Master/Butler .... Hugh Dickson
Kitty/Marie Vasilyevna .... Tracy-Ann Oberman
2nd Passenger/Servant 2/Stremov .... Ioan Meredith
Korsunsky .... Chrisopher Scott
Princess Betsy .... Janet Maw
Annushka .... Alison Pettitt
Old Lady/Countess /Lisa/Old Lady .... Shirley Dixon
Princess Nataly .... Carolyn Jones

Translator: Louise Maude

Director: David Hitchinson

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in 1997.


THU 11:00 Come Away, Come Away! (b00s6t4m)
Peanut Butter and Cello, by Geraldine McCaughrean

A young girl from the favela carries an unexpected burden on a cross-city journey.

Melody Grove reads 'Peanut Butter and Cello' by Geraldine McCaughrean.

Produced by Eilidh McCreadie.

To mark 150 years since J M Barrie's birth, three leading writers for young people contribute new stories inspired by a chapter title from 'Peter Pan'. The authors have been set the task of exploring the joys and the terrors of childhood without sentimentality, much as Barrie did in his original text.

Geraldine McCaughrean has been awarded the Carnegie Medal, the Whitbread Prize and the Guardian Fiction Award for her books written for all ages. In 2004 she fought off fierce competition to be selected by the Trustees of Great Ormond Street Hospital to write an official sequel to 'Peter Pan'. Her novel, 'Peter Pan In Scarlet', was published to critical acclaim in 2006.


THU 11:15 John Peacock - Posters of Montmartre (b007n9px)
Casque d'Or

Paris revolutionaries make a fatal stand. John Peacock's play based on Toulouse-Lautrec's characters. Stars Miranda Richardson and Nicholas Farrell.


THU 12:00 Yes Minister (b007jl89)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 Dad's Army (b007jqjv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 Agatha Raisin (b011ppfg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 The Doomed Oasis, by Hammond Innes (b007jsrj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 Juliet Ace - Young Victoria (b00xn6sy)
The Marriage of True Minds

The Crimean War looms and Victoria has her ninth child. Based on diaries and letters of Queen Victoria. Stars Imogen Stubbs.


THU 14:15 Ambridge Extra (b01kv4l8)
Series 3

Episode 6

Phoebe's at a club night at College with Mandisa and Milton. Outside, Milton notices a flash car and points out who it belongs to- a real sleaze ball lecturer called Johan La Roux. Phoebe's piqued and goes into the club.

Meanwhile, Kate and Johan are getting cosy in another part of the College. Kate airs her concerns about going away and also never seeing him again. When Johan agrees that it would be nice for things to carry on as they are, Kate seizes on this. However, Johan clams up and suggests they just enjoy what they have right now.

Milton warns Mandisa not to let Phoebe get drunk. He says they can meet his DJ friend if they stay sober, but they blow their chance. Milton gives Phoebe a big brother talk, which she misinterprets, launching herself at him with a kiss. Milton points out that he's with Nkosi, Mandisa'a older sister. Mandisa spots Kate and Johan moving through the bar. Phoebe's horrified to see them together and hurries outside.

Crazed Phoebe grabs a Jack from Milton's car. Milton and Mandisa can't stop Phoebe from a violent act of revenge on Johan. But, as Mandisa points out, Phoebe is smashing up the wrong vehicle - it's Kate's car.

Produced by Sarah Bradshaw.


THU 14:30 Book at Beachtime (b01kv4lj)
Sadie Jones - The Uninvited Guests

Episode 4

Following some shocking revelations, Charlotte plans her escape.

Dark secrets threaten to tear a family apart in Sadie Jones' country house drama set in Edwardian England - abridged in five parts by Alison Joseph.

Read by Hattie Morahan.

Producer: Gemma Jenkins

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


THU 15:00 Leo Tolstoy - Anna Karenina (b007jprn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b01kv4n6)
Join Mel Giedroyc for bees, bikes and big dogs on today's show. Plus, she learns a few Gaelic words, visits a theatre by the sea and continues her cycle up the Western Isles.


THU 17:00 Capital Gains (b007rq8b)
Series 1

Capital Return

Home at last, how will Julius Hutch come to terms with the bank that made him rich? Can he set himself up to live happily ever after?

Peter Jones stars as Julius Hutch.

Written by Collin Johnson.

Julius Hutch ...... Peter Jones
Pauline Tone ...... Celestine Randall
Sexton Lewis ...... Jeffrey Wickham
Peter Fang ...... Peter Whitman
News Reader ...... Collin Johnson
Kate ...... Justine Midda

Producer: Andy Jordan

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1995.


THU 17:30 Robin and Wendy's Wet Weekends (b007js1l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 18:00 Terry Pratchett (b007m481)
Wyrd Sisters

3. Hogwatch Night

The old King is dead. The new ruler has a troubled conscience and a wife on the warpath - in pursuit of the three witches...

Starring Sheila Hancock, Lynda Baron and Deborah Berlin.

Terry Pratchett's popular tale dramatised by Vince Foxall.

Granny Weatherwax …. Sheila Hancock
Nanny Ogg …. Lynda Baron
Magrat Garlick …. Deborah Berlin
Duke Felmet …. Ian Masters
Lady Felmet …. Kristin Milward
King Verence …. John Hartley
The Fool …. Andrew Branch
The Demon …. Gavin Muir
Shawn …. Brian Hibbard

Director: Claire Grove

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1995.


THU 18:30 Wally K Daly (b007k44c)
With a Whimper to the Grave

Episode 3

The World Council takes action - as the aliens' plans are revealed. Stars Patrick Troughton, Angela Thorne and Timothy West.

Marge …. Angela Thorne
Doctor …. Arnold Diamond
Ray/Pilot …. Clive Panto
David/Paul …. Crawford Logan
A. P. Smith …. Donald Hewlett
Charles …. Henry Stamper
Tom Harris …. John Shrapnel
Sally's mother …. Katherine Parr
Alien Controller …. Manning Wilson
Vera …. Margot Boyd
Foreign Pilot/Barry …. Mark Rolston
Sally Harris …. Maureen O'Brien
Corporal/Vince …. Michael Jenner
Geoffrey Palmer …. Robert Dawes
Baby Sam/Gloria …. Moir Leslie
George …. Patrick Troughton
Alien …. Peter Acre
Silkin …. Peter Wickham
'642' …. Timothy West

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1984.


THU 19:00 Yes Minister (b007jl89)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 Dad's Army (b007jqjv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 Agatha Raisin (b011ppfg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 The Doomed Oasis, by Hammond Innes (b007jsrj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 Come Away, Come Away! (b00s6t4m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


THU 21:15 John Peacock - Posters of Montmartre (b007n9px)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


THU 22:00 Old Harry's Game (b01kkr4v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 Bleak Expectations (b00nw3rs)
Series 3

A Horrible Life Un-Ruined and Then Re-Ruined a Lot

Pip, Harry, Pippa and Ripely are reduced to abject poverty on the banks of the Thames.

Will Pip and Harry be able to find work, or will they have to end their days eating mud and listening to the gloating of Mr Benevolent?

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

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

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2009


THU 23:00 Goodness Gracious Me (b007jwqc)
Series 2

Episode 3

A phone-in to match-make partners - and an Asian Babe fancies a job on BBC TV's Newsnight.

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.

Written 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 23:30 Ivor Cutler - A Wet Handle (b00cgss2)
Episode 1

'I Am a Yellow Fly' and the tale of a greasy button.

Songs, stories and poems from humourist Ivor Cutler, with Craig Murray-Orr, Dylan Edwards and Beverley Crew.

Producer: Neil Cargill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in June 1997.


THU 23:45 Spats (b007jzp6)
Mankind v Nature

Are we with Mother Nature - or against her?

Luke Roberts tackles the big arguments and solves them using light entertainment.

Producer: Ed Morrish

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in December 2006



FRIDAY 20 JULY 2012

FRI 00:00 Terry Pratchett (b007m481)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 Wally K Daly (b007k44c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 Agatha Raisin (b011ppfg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 The Doomed Oasis, by Hammond Innes (b007jsrj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 Any Other Business (b0140tzv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 The Guessing Game (b01kv3m4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 Leo Tolstoy - Anna Karenina (b007jprn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 Come Away, Come Away! (b00s6t4m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:15 John Peacock - Posters of Montmartre (b007n9px)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 Capital Gains (b007rq8b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 Robin and Wendy's Wet Weekends (b007js1l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 Agatha Raisin (b011pv6k)
Series 2

6. The Moment of Truth

Agatha must quickly discover the identity of the poisoner, but James is refusing to help.

Has he really ceased to care for her?

Penelope Keith stars as PR guru turned amateur sleuth, Agatha Raisin.

Dramatised by David Semple from MC Beaton’s novel.

Agatha Raisin ...... Penelope Keith
James Lacey ...... Malcolm Sinclair
DC Bill Wong ...... Stephen Hogan
Mrs Wendle ...... Tina Gray
Eve ...... Fay Rusling
Bobby ...... Matthew Carter

Director: Carol Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio in November 2005.


FRI 06:30 The Doomed Oasis, by Hammond Innes (b007jsrw)
5. The Empty Quarter

As his quest continues, lawyer George Grant is led into an inhospitable desert - and into the heart of a long-standing conflict.

Starring Tim Munro.

Arabian adventure based on Hammond Innes' 1960 novel.

Adapted by Rene Basilico.

George Grant ....... Tim Munro
Colonel Whittaker ....... Bernard Horsfall
Prince Khalid ....... Raad Rawi
Salim ....... George Masri
David Whittaker ....... Christopher Guard
Hamid ....... Mamdouh Ashour
Ali....... Ali Refaie
Boy ....... Yasmin Abdul Rahman

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in September 1984.


FRI 07:00 The Patrick and Maureen Maybe Music Experience (b007k4xw)
Episode 3

Patrick and Maureen have hit desperation point and invite a marriage counsellor to advise them on their communication skills live on-air.

It's a recipe for disaster.

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

Special guests: Mike Smith and Sarah Greene

Doctor ...... Peter Jones
Dennis ...... Kevin Eldon
Sergio ...... Simon Greenall

Written by Patrick Barlow.

Script associate: Nev Fountain

Producer: Claire Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1999.


FRI 07:30 The Write Stuff (b01c7wx4)
Series 15

HG Wells

This week the teams look at the life and work of one of the father's of Science Fiction and creator of such famous works as "The Time Machine" and "War of the Worlds", H.G. Wells.

Team captains, Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh, are helped out by journalist and critic, Alex Clark and comedy writer, John O'Farrell as they are set more literary challenges by host, James Walton.

For the finale, the teams must also put themselves in Wells' shoes (he was famous for making predictions about the future, some prescient, some very much not so) and make their own prophesies for 2012.


FRI 08:00 The Navy Lark (b01kv7h1)
Series 6

The Sicilian Secret Agent

When the crew of HMS Troutbridge sets off to pick up an MI5 man in the Med, Phillips takes a wrong turning.

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, Ronnie Barker as AS Johnson and Michael Bates as Commander Bracewell and Tenniel Evens as Taffy Goldstein .

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 December 1963.


FRI 08:30 The Burkiss Way (b00jr7fw)
Series 2

Skive From School the Burkiss Way

Can Moses Minor lead the boys of Greyfriars away from the clutches of their oppressors?

The Burkiss Way to Dynamic Living with hints on truancy from Jo Kendall , Nigel Rees, Chris Emmett and Fred Harris

Forged sick notes written by Andrew Marshall and David Renwick.

And a variety of excuses from producer: Simon Brett.

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


FRI 09:00 After Henry (b007k2z7)
Series 2

Bedside Manners

Poorly Sarah's in hospital and must cope with visits from her mother and daughter.

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.

Starring Prunella Scales as Sarah, Joan Sanderson as Eleanor, Gerry Cowper as Clare, Benjamin Whitrow as Russell and Deborah Findlay as the Sister.

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 September 1986.


FRI 09:30 Trivia Test Match (b007xxkt)
Brian Johnston tries to stump Tim Rice, Christopher Martin-Jenkins, Willie Rushton and Leslie Thomas. From September 1992.


FRI 10:00 Leo Tolstoy - Anna Karenina (b007jps2)
2. The Affair

Bored high society wife Anna has embarked on a love affair with young officer Vronsky.

But her pompous husband will not acknowledge it

Starring Teresa Gallagher, Toby Stephens and Nicholas Farrell.

Leo Tolstoy's 1877 novel dramatised by Ed Thomason.

Anna Karenina .... Teresa Gallagher
Alexis Vronsky .... Toby Stephens
Alexis Alexandrovich Karenin .... Nicholas Farrell
Serezha .... George Allonby
Mikhail Slyudin/Gardener .... Hugh Dickson
Lydia Ivanovna .... Carolyn Jones
Betsy .... Janet Maw
Peter .... Gerard McDermott
Alexander Vronsky .... Alex Lowe
Orderly/Mishkin/Coachman .... Robert Harper
Annushka .... Alison Pettitt
Stremov/Driver/Porter .... Ioan Meredith
Yashvin/1st officer .... Chris Pavlo
Ivan Serpukhovsky .... Chrisopher Scott

Translator: Louise Maude

Director: David Hitchinson

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in 1997.


FRI 11:00 Come Away, Come Away! (b00s6t4p)
Daredevil, by Michael Morpurgo

A reckless challenge leads to a dark discovery in a tale of nature and brotherhood.

James Bryce reads 'Daredevil' by Michael Morpurgo.

Produced by Eilidh McCreadie.

To mark 150 years since author J M Barrie was born, birth, three leading writers for young people contribute stories inspired by a chapter title from 'Peter Pan'. The authors have been set the task of exploring the joys and the terrors of childhood without sentimentality, much as Barrie did in his original text.

Award-winning author and former Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo has written over 100 books including 'The Wreck of the Zanzibar' and 'Kensuke's Kingdom'. The stage production of his 2007 novel, 'War Horse' has just transferred to the West End after an award-winning run at the National Theatre.


FRI 11:15 John Peacock - Posters of Montmartre (b007ncyz)
Aristide Bruant

The socialist club owner questions his success. John Peacock's play based on Toulouse-Lautrec's characters. Stars Bernard Hill and Julie Covington.


FRI 12:00 The Navy Lark (b01kv7h1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 The Burkiss Way (b00jr7fw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 Agatha Raisin (b011pv6k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 The Doomed Oasis, by Hammond Innes (b007jsrw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 Juliet Ace - Young Victoria (b00xn8hs)
The Death of Albert

Based on diaries and letters. Victoria mourns for her mother whilst Albert is tormented by Bertie. Stars Imogen Stubbs.


FRI 14:15 This Sceptred Isle (b007jtg1)
Peel the Prime Minister and the Corn Laws

How the price of a loaf of bread led to crisis in Westminster. Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles.


FRI 14:30 Book at Beachtime (b01kv7wq)
Sadie Jones - The Uninvited Guests

Episode 5

A horse and child unite the beleaguered party guests and the train crash survivors demand release.

Dark secrets threaten to tear a family apart in Sadie Jones' country house drama set in Edwardian England - abridged by Alison Joseph.

Concluded by Hattie Morahan.

Producer: Gemma Jenkins

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


FRI 15:00 Leo Tolstoy - Anna Karenina (b007jps2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b01kv7x3)
Mel meets a highwire walker, a parachute jumper and some American tourists shopping for cashmere sweaters. Plus, walking in the Gambia and the final part of Skyhawk.


FRI 17:00 Beachcomber... By the Way (b0089jcr)
Series 2

Episode 2

JB Morton's whimsies as performed by Richard Ingrams, Patricia Routledge, John Sessions and John Wells. From July 1991.


FRI 17:30 The Patrick and Maureen Maybe Music Experience (b007k4xw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 18:00 Terry Pratchett (b007jmq9)
Wyrd Sisters

4. Degrees of Royalty

Lancre's new ruler teeters on the edge of madness. The old King will be revenged. The three witches set to work!

Starring Sheila Hancock, Lynda Baron and Deborah Berlin.

The conclusion of Terry Pratchett's popular tale.

Granny Weatherwax …. Sheila Hancock
Nanny Ogg …. Lynda Baron
Magrat Garlick …. Deborah Berlin
Duke Felmet … Ian Masters
Lady Felmet …. Kristin Milward
King Verence …. John Hartley
The Fool …. Andrew Branch
Vitoller …. Gavin Muir
Hwel …. Brian Hibbard
Tomjon …. Roger May

Dramatised by Vince Foxall.

Director: Claire Grove

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1995.


FRI 18:30 Francis Turnly - Lullaby (b00d7jh3)
Kate and Patrick face terror from the sinister past of their newly renovated house. Francis Turnly's thriller with Tara Flynn.


FRI 19:00 The Navy Lark (b01kv7h1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 The Burkiss Way (b00jr7fw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 Agatha Raisin (b011pv6k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 The Doomed Oasis, by Hammond Innes (b007jsrw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Come Away, Come Away! (b00s6t4p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 21:15 John Peacock - Posters of Montmartre (b007ncyz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


FRI 22:00 The Write Stuff (b01c7wx4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 Old Harry's Game (b007jvj6)
Series 4

Sleep

Satan has never been to sleep, so Thomas and the Professor try to give him forty winks. Devilish sitcom stars Andy Hamilton. From April 2001.


FRI 23:00 Radio Active (b007jrb5)
Series 1

Radio Active Awards

The listeners' votes are in, so the National Local Radio Station tells you the winners! Stars Angus Deayton. From October 1981.


FRI 23:25 The Comedy Club Interviews (b01ljyg8)
From 10pm until midnight, Sunday to Friday, the Comedy Club offers two hours of comedy. Arthur Smith chats to Richard Herring about his Edinburgh show.


FRI 23:30 Lee and Herring's Fist of Fun (b007k1z6)
Greenwich

Driving instructors, pornography and a surprise from Supermarket Sweep's TV host, Dale Winton.

From Greenwich University, London.

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

With Peter Baynham, Rebecca Front and John Thomson.

Special guest: Dale Winton

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 November 1993.




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

20th Century Vampire 23:30 MON (b007yrwg)

A Whole New Ball Game 09:00 WED (b00cmypt)

A Whole New Ball Game 02:00 THU (b00cmypt)

After Henry 02:00 SAT (b007jnh1)

After Henry 09:00 FRI (b007k2z7)

Agatha Raisin 01:00 SAT (b011j8wn)

Agatha Raisin 06:00 MON (b011kpfh)

Agatha Raisin 13:00 MON (b011kpfh)

Agatha Raisin 20:00 MON (b011kpfh)

Agatha Raisin 01:00 TUE (b011kpfh)

Agatha Raisin 06:00 TUE (b011ktgc)

Agatha Raisin 13:00 TUE (b011ktgc)

Agatha Raisin 20:00 TUE (b011ktgc)

Agatha Raisin 01:00 WED (b011ktgc)

Agatha Raisin 06:00 WED (b011l9l8)

Agatha Raisin 13:00 WED (b011l9l8)

Agatha Raisin 20:00 WED (b011l9l8)

Agatha Raisin 01:00 THU (b011l9l8)

Agatha Raisin 06:00 THU (b011ppfg)

Agatha Raisin 13:00 THU (b011ppfg)

Agatha Raisin 20:00 THU (b011ppfg)

Agatha Raisin 01:00 FRI (b011ppfg)

Agatha Raisin 06:00 FRI (b011pv6k)

Agatha Raisin 13:00 FRI (b011pv6k)

Agatha Raisin 20:00 FRI (b011pv6k)

All Gas and Gaiters 08:00 SUN (b007jpx1)

All Gas and Gaiters 15:00 SUN (b007jpx1)

All Gas and Gaiters 20:00 SUN (b007jpx1)

All Gas and Gaiters 03:00 MON (b007jpx1)

Ambridge Extra 11:15 SUN (b01kpz4d)

Ambridge Extra 19:15 SUN (b01kpz4d)

Ambridge Extra 02:15 MON (b01kpz4d)

Ambridge Extra 14:15 TUE (b01kt9t2)

Ambridge Extra 14:15 THU (b01kv4l8)

Any Other Business 09:00 THU (b0140tzv)

Any Other Business 02:00 FRI (b0140tzv)

Armitage and Moore's Guide to Song 17:30 SUN (b00y1t61)

Beachcomber... By the Way 05:00 SAT (b007jv6b)

Beachcomber... By the Way 17:00 FRI (b0089jcr)

Beyond Our Ken 08:00 MON (b00b9xgs)

Beyond Our Ken 12:00 MON (b00b9xgs)

Beyond Our Ken 19:00 MON (b00b9xgs)

Bleak Expectations 22:30 THU (b00nw3rs)

Book at Beachtime 14:30 MON (b01kt6lr)

Book at Beachtime 14:30 TUE (b01kt9w8)

Book at Beachtime 14:30 WED (b01ktfbw)

Book at Beachtime 14:30 THU (b01kv4lj)

Book at Beachtime 14:30 FRI (b01kv7wq)

Brian Gulliver's Travels 07:30 SUN (b01m5n7s)

Brian Gulliver's Travels 22:00 SUN (b01m5n7s)

Brian Gulliver's Travels 09:00 MON (b01mdg8l)

Brian Gulliver's Travels 22:30 MON (b01mdg8l)

Brian Gulliver's Travels 02:00 TUE (b01mdg8l)

Bright Young Things 11:00 TUE (b00pfsqt)

Bright Young Things 21:00 TUE (b00pfsqt)

Bright Young Things 04:00 WED (b00pfsqt)

Bright Young Things 11:00 WED (b00pfsqw)

Bright Young Things 21:00 WED (b00pfsqw)

Bright Young Things 04:00 THU (b00pfsqw)

Capital Gains 17:00 THU (b007rq8b)

Capital Gains 05:00 FRI (b007rq8b)

Clive James - Even As We Speak 07:15 SUN (b009xyzb)

Clive James - Even As We Speak 13:15 SUN (b009xyzb)

Come Away, Come Away! 11:00 THU (b00s6t4m)

Come Away, Come Away! 21:00 THU (b00s6t4m)

Come Away, Come Away! 04:00 FRI (b00s6t4m)

Come Away, Come Away! 11:00 FRI (b00s6t4p)

Come Away, Come Away! 21:00 FRI (b00s6t4p)

Comedy on the Boat 22:00 SAT (b017gk95)

Comic to Comic 22:30 SAT (b007xxzn)

Creme de la Crime 19:00 SUN (b00824r5)

Dad's Army 08:30 THU (b007jqjv)

Dad's Army 12:30 THU (b007jqjv)

Dad's Army 19:30 THU (b007jqjv)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:00 SUN (b0124xm3)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:00 SUN (b0124xm3)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 01:00 MON (b0124xm3)

Double Income, No Kids Yet 07:00 MON (b00906d7)

Double Income, No Kids Yet 17:30 MON (b00906d7)

Double Income, No Kids Yet 05:30 TUE (b00906d7)

Ed Doolan Interviews... 08:00 SAT (b00qxffj)

Ed Doolan Interviews... 15:00 SAT (b00qxffj)

Ed Doolan Interviews... 01:00 SUN (b00qxffj)

Elsie, Doris, Gert and Daisy by Annie Caulfield 06:00 SAT (b01kq0wh)

Elsie, Doris, Gert and Daisy by Annie Caulfield 16:00 SAT (b01kq0wh)

Elsie, Doris, Gert and Daisy by Annie Caulfield 04:00 SUN (b01kq0wh)

Forty Nights in the Wildebeest 23:30 SUN (b008kxnk)

Francis Turnly - Lullaby 18:30 FRI (b00d7jh3)

Goodness Gracious Me 23:00 THU (b007jwqc)

HE Bates - Three Country Stories 04:00 SAT (b007jyd8)

HE Bates - Three Country Stories 11:00 MON (b007jv63)

HE Bates - Three Country Stories 21:00 MON (b007jv63)

HE Bates - Three Country Stories 04:00 TUE (b007jv63)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:00 WED (b007jnjm)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:00 WED (b007jnjm)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:00 WED (b007jnjm)

Heated Rollers 22:30 TUE (b007qg19)

I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue 07:30 MON (b01kjs1b)

I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue 22:00 MON (b01kjs1b)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 14:30 SAT (b00qpjy6)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 08:30 WED (b00qt2hk)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 12:30 WED (b00qt2hk)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 19:30 WED (b00qt2hk)

If You're So Clever, Why Aren't You Rich? 23:30 WED (b00sg1sl)

In the Balance 22:30 WED (b007k1g5)

Ivor Cutler - A Wet Handle 23:30 THU (b00cgss2)

Jane Austen 03:00 SAT (b008h4xg)

Jest a Minute 09:30 TUE (b013f0vy)

Jest a Minute 02:30 WED (b013f0vy)

John Peacock - Posters of Montmartre 11:15 TUE (b007jqxv)

John Peacock - Posters of Montmartre 21:15 TUE (b007jqxv)

John Peacock - Posters of Montmartre 04:15 WED (b007jqxv)

John Peacock - Posters of Montmartre 11:15 WED (b007n1hp)

John Peacock - Posters of Montmartre 21:15 WED (b007n1hp)

John Peacock - Posters of Montmartre 04:15 THU (b007n1hp)

John Peacock - Posters of Montmartre 11:15 THU (b007n9px)

John Peacock - Posters of Montmartre 21:15 THU (b007n9px)

John Peacock - Posters of Montmartre 04:15 FRI (b007n9px)

John Peacock - Posters of Montmartre 11:15 FRI (b007ncyz)

John Peacock - Posters of Montmartre 21:15 FRI (b007ncyz)

Juliet Ace - Young Victoria (Omnibus) 06:00 SUN (b00xlw19)

Juliet Ace - Young Victoria (Omnibus) 12:00 SUN (b00xlw19)

Juliet Ace - Young Victoria 14:00 MON (b00xmbyx)

Juliet Ace - Young Victoria 14:00 TUE (b00xmj92)

Juliet Ace - Young Victoria 14:00 WED (b00xmv24)

Juliet Ace - Young Victoria 14:00 THU (b00xn6sy)

Juliet Ace - Young Victoria 14:00 FRI (b00xn8hs)

King Street Junior 17:00 TUE (b007jmkq)

King Street Junior 05:00 WED (b007jmkq)

Lee and Herring's Fist of Fun 23:30 FRI (b007k1z6)

Legal, Decent, Honest and Truthful 09:30 MON (b007jvq2)

Legal, Decent, Honest and Truthful 02:30 TUE (b007jvq2)

Leo Tolstoy - Anna Karenina 10:00 THU (b007jprn)

Leo Tolstoy - Anna Karenina 15:00 THU (b007jprn)

Leo Tolstoy - Anna Karenina 03:00 FRI (b007jprn)

Leo Tolstoy - Anna Karenina 10:00 FRI (b007jps2)

Leo Tolstoy - Anna Karenina 15:00 FRI (b007jps2)

Like They've Never Been Gone 17:00 MON (b00936z4)

Like They've Never Been Gone 05:00 TUE (b00936z4)

Listen to Les 08:30 TUE (b00jz2xl)

Listen to Les 12:30 TUE (b00jz2xl)

Listen to Les 19:30 TUE (b00jz2xl)

Little Britain 23:00 SUN (b008l1sx)

Loose Ends 11:15 MON (b01kr71z)

Loose Ends 21:15 MON (b01kr71z)

Loose Ends 04:15 TUE (b01kr71z)

Maria Semple - Where'd You Go Bernadette?: Omnibus 12:00 SAT (b01kpvnj)

Maria Semple - Where'd You Go Bernadette?: Omnibus 02:00 SUN (b01kpvnj)

McLevy 13:15 SAT (b007jw5r)

McLevy 03:15 SUN (b007jw5r)

Mel's Mix: The Best of The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 SUN (b01kpzwq)

Michael Bentine - The Reluctant Jester 10:45 SUN (b01kpyzt)

Michael Bentine - The Reluctant Jester 01:45 MON (b01kpyzt)

My Teenage Diary 07:30 WED (b01kknzp)

My Teenage Diary 22:00 WED (b01kknzp)

Old Harry's Game 07:30 THU (b01kkr4v)

Old Harry's Game 22:00 THU (b01kkr4v)

Old Harry's Game 22:30 FRI (b007jvj6)

P Division 23:00 SAT (b007jnqs)

PG Wodehouse 17:00 WED (b00bwtw9)

PG Wodehouse 05:00 THU (b00bwtw9)

RD Blackmore - Lorna Doone 10:00 MON (b00snl4p)

RD Blackmore - Lorna Doone 15:00 MON (b00snl4p)

RD Blackmore - Lorna Doone 03:00 TUE (b00snl4p)

RD Blackmore - Lorna Doone 10:00 TUE (b00snrxb)

RD Blackmore - Lorna Doone 15:00 TUE (b00snrxb)

RD Blackmore - Lorna Doone 03:00 WED (b00snrxb)

RD Blackmore - Lorna Doone 10:00 WED (b00sp1f1)

RD Blackmore - Lorna Doone 15:00 WED (b00sp1f1)

RD Blackmore - Lorna Doone 03:00 THU (b00sp1f1)

Radio Active 23:00 FRI (b007jrb5)

Robb Wilton: I Should Say So 11:45 SUN (b01kpzsr)

Robb Wilton: I Should Say So 19:45 SUN (b01kpzsr)

Robb Wilton: I Should Say So 02:45 MON (b01kpzsr)

Robin and Wendy's Wet Weekends 07:00 THU (b007js1l)

Robin and Wendy's Wet Weekends 17:30 THU (b007js1l)

Robin and Wendy's Wet Weekends 05:30 FRI (b007js1l)

Russell Thorndike - The Further Adventures of Dr Syn 01:30 SAT (b008jdcz)

Selected Radiophonic Works 09:00 SAT (b00g15x3)

Selected Radiophonic Works 19:00 SAT (b00g15x3)

Short Stories by John McGahern 21:45 SUN (b00pbv14)

Sketchorama 07:30 TUE (b01kjt9h)

Sketchorama 22:00 TUE (b01kjt9h)

Spats 23:45 THU (b007jzp6)

Steptoe and Son 08:30 MON (b00sf1tm)

Steptoe and Son 12:30 MON (b00sf1tm)

Steptoe and Son 19:30 MON (b00sf1tm)

Stewart Conn - Thistlewood 13:30 SUN (b00hw8hs)

Stewart Conn - Thistlewood 03:30 MON (b00hw8hs)

Stories of Ray Bradbury 18:30 SAT (b00tfqmg)

Stories of Ray Bradbury 00:30 SUN (b00tfqmg)

Street and Lane 09:30 WED (b00v3n2v)

Street and Lane 02:30 THU (b00v3n2v)

Tanika Gupta - The Whispering Tree 04:15 SAT (b007jy9f)

Terry Pratchett 00:00 SAT (b008pc0b)

Terry Pratchett 18:00 MON (b008p506)

Terry Pratchett 00:00 TUE (b008p506)

Terry Pratchett 18:00 TUE (b007jl80)

Terry Pratchett 00:00 WED (b007jl80)

Terry Pratchett 18:00 WED (b007lzwx)

Terry Pratchett 00:00 THU (b007lzwx)

Terry Pratchett 18:00 THU (b007m481)

Terry Pratchett 00:00 FRI (b007m481)

Terry Pratchett 18:00 FRI (b007jmq9)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 MON (b01kt6mv)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 TUE (b01ktb9p)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 WED (b01ktfcz)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 THU (b01kv4n6)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 FRI (b01kv7x3)

The Burkiss Way 08:30 FRI (b00jr7fw)

The Burkiss Way 12:30 FRI (b00jr7fw)

The Burkiss Way 19:30 FRI (b00jr7fw)

The Clitheroe Kid 08:30 SUN (b007k0ds)

The Clitheroe Kid 15:30 SUN (b007k0ds)

The Clitheroe Kid 20:30 SUN (b007k0ds)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 SUN (b01lbfh7)

The Comedy Club Interviews 23:25 FRI (b01ljyg8)

The Curried Goat Show 23:00 TUE (b007k41b)

The Doomed Oasis, by Hammond Innes 06:30 MON (b007jsql)

The Doomed Oasis, by Hammond Innes 13:30 MON (b007jsql)

The Doomed Oasis, by Hammond Innes 20:30 MON (b007jsql)

The Doomed Oasis, by Hammond Innes 01:30 TUE (b007jsql)

The Doomed Oasis, by Hammond Innes 06:30 TUE (b007jsqw)

The Doomed Oasis, by Hammond Innes 13:30 TUE (b007jsqw)

The Doomed Oasis, by Hammond Innes 20:30 TUE (b007jsqw)

The Doomed Oasis, by Hammond Innes 01:30 WED (b007jsqw)

The Doomed Oasis, by Hammond Innes 06:30 WED (b007jsr5)

The Doomed Oasis, by Hammond Innes 13:30 WED (b007jsr5)

The Doomed Oasis, by Hammond Innes 20:30 WED (b007jsr5)

The Doomed Oasis, by Hammond Innes 01:30 THU (b007jsr5)

The Doomed Oasis, by Hammond Innes 06:30 THU (b007jsrj)

The Doomed Oasis, by Hammond Innes 13:30 THU (b007jsrj)

The Doomed Oasis, by Hammond Innes 20:30 THU (b007jsrj)

The Doomed Oasis, by Hammond Innes 01:30 FRI (b007jsrj)

The Doomed Oasis, by Hammond Innes 06:30 FRI (b007jsrw)

The Doomed Oasis, by Hammond Innes 13:30 FRI (b007jsrw)

The Doomed Oasis, by Hammond Innes 20:30 FRI (b007jsrw)

The Goon Show 08:00 TUE (b007jp6c)

The Goon Show 12:00 TUE (b007jp6c)

The Goon Show 19:00 TUE (b007jp6c)

The Guessing Game 09:30 THU (b01kv3m4)

The Guessing Game 02:30 FRI (b01kv3m4)

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving 18:30 SUN (b007xrtx)

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving 00:30 MON (b007xrtx)

The Leopard in Autumn 07:00 WED (b00rzky4)

The Leopard in Autumn 17:30 WED (b00rzky4)

The Leopard in Autumn 05:30 THU (b00rzky4)

The Long Hot Satsuma 23:00 WED (b00mv1sg)

The Maltby Collection 22:30 SUN (b00mvr2w)

The Man in Black 18:00 SUN (b00p4klw)

The Man in Black 00:00 MON (b00p4klw)

The Masterson Inheritance 23:30 TUE (b007jsrx)

The Navy Lark 08:00 FRI (b01kv7h1)

The Navy Lark 12:00 FRI (b01kv7h1)

The Navy Lark 19:00 FRI (b01kv7h1)

The Now Show 23:00 MON (b01kktml)

The Now Show 09:00 TUE (b01kktml)

The Now Show 02:00 WED (b01kktml)

The Patrick and Maureen Maybe Music Experience 05:30 SAT (b007k4qk)

The Patrick and Maureen Maybe Music Experience 07:00 FRI (b007k4xw)

The Patrick and Maureen Maybe Music Experience 17:30 FRI (b007k4xw)

The Sarah Jane Adventures 09:00 SUN (b01kpx3m)

The Sarah Jane Adventures 16:30 SUN (b01kpx3m)

The Sarah Jane Adventures 05:00 MON (b01kpx3m)

The Write Stuff 17:30 SAT (b01by9l4)

The Write Stuff 05:30 SUN (b01by9l4)

The Write Stuff 07:30 FRI (b01c7wx4)

The Write Stuff 22:00 FRI (b01c7wx4)

This Sceptred Isle 14:15 MON (b007jtf8)

This Sceptred Isle 14:15 WED (b007jtfw)

This Sceptred Isle 14:15 FRI (b007jtg1)

Trivia Test Match 02:30 SAT (b007w3cp)

Trivia Test Match 09:30 FRI (b007xxkt)

Two Doors Down 07:00 TUE (b008fdj0)

Two Doors Down 17:30 TUE (b008fdj0)

Two Doors Down 05:30 WED (b008fdj0)

Wally K Daly 00:30 SAT (b007k3zb)

Wally K Daly 18:00 SAT (b007js6f)

Wally K Daly 00:00 SUN (b007js6f)

Wally K Daly 18:30 MON (b007k406)

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Wally K Daly 18:30 TUE (b007jtcx)

Wally K Daly 00:30 WED (b007jtcx)

Wally K Daly 18:30 WED (b007jtfs)

Wally K Daly 00:30 THU (b007jtfs)

Wally K Daly 18:30 THU (b007k44c)

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Yes Minister 14:00 SAT (b007jl60)

Yes Minister 08:00 THU (b007jl89)

Yes Minister 12:00 THU (b007jl89)

Yes Minister 19:00 THU (b007jl89)

Yes Yes Yes 07:30 SAT (b00t0zm6)