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SATURDAY 21 JULY 2012

SAT 00:00 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.


SAT 00:30 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.


SAT 01:00 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.


SAT 01:30 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.


SAT 02:00 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.


SAT 02:30 Trivia Test Match (b007xxkt)
Brian Johnston tries to stump Tim Rice, Christopher Martin-Jenkins, Willie Rushton and Leslie Thomas. From September 1992.


SAT 03:00 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.


SAT 04:00 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.


SAT 04:15 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.


SAT 05:00 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.


SAT 05:30 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.


SAT 06:00 Alick Rowe - Operation Lightning Pegasus (b007k3cx)
Comic spin on what really happened inside the wooden horse during the siege of Troy. Stars Timothy West and Joy Harrison.


SAT 07:30 Yes Yes Yes (b00t2y92)
Series 1

The Great Escape

John Rawling relives the final day of football's 1998/99 season, as Carlisle United battled Scarborough to stay in Division Three.


SAT 08:00 Ed Doolan Interviews... (b00qm9k2)
Pauline McLynn

Best known as Mrs Doyle in 'Father Ted', the actress and comedienne chooses her favourite music and chats about her career.


SAT 09:00 Take It From June (b011p0j2)
Comedy legend June Whitfield talks to radio drama director Enyd Williams about her amazing career in BBC radio - spanning over 60 years. Though June is a star of BBC TV, from Absolutely Fabulous to Terry and June, radio remains June's true love.

June picks some of her very favourite performances - as we journey with her from her big break on radio, joining the team of Take it From Here in 1953, to working with comedy greats like Ronnie Barker, Frankie Howerd and Bob Monkhouse - to playing Mrs Thatcher on Radio 2’s The News Huddlines - and being cast as Radio 4's Miss Marple, by drama director Enyd Williams:

*Take it From Here
From 24/04/1957
Can Mr Glum stop Ron and Eth marrying in a court of law? Stars Jimmy Edwards and June Whitfield. From April 1957.

*Crowther's Crowd
From 07/12/1963
Comedy sketches at the ready with June Whitfield, Ronnie Barker and Leslie Crowther. From December 1963.

*The Frankie Howerd Show
From 07/01/1966
Titters galore from the comedy legend, with June Whitfield, Wallas Eaton and Robertson Hare. From August 1966.

*Punch Line
From 21/05/1980
Can the stars come up with just the right punch line? Starring June Whitfield, Kenneth Connor and Bob Monkhouse. From May 1980.

*The News Huddlines
19/10/2000
Roy Hudd's topical sketch show that ran for 26 years on BBC Radio 2. With June Whitfield and Chris Emmett. From October 2000.

*Murder At The Vicarage
From 28/12/1993
The amateur sleuth looks into the Colonel's murder in the vicar's study. Agatha Christie's thriller stars June Whitfield.

Produced by Peter McHugh

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra in 2011


SAT 12:00 The Diary of Samuel Pepys Omnibus (b01l1c0z)
1664

It is 1664, crime in London is on the rise and the diarist's thoughts turn towards the ladies in his life. Stars Kris Marshall.


SAT 13:15 McLevy (b007jw5w)
Series 3

A Voice from the Grave

Summertime, a mystery lover, naughty photos and a nasty murder. The Victorian detective is feeling the heat. With Brian Cox.


SAT 14:00 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.


SAT 14:30 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.


SAT 15:00 Ed Doolan Interviews... (b00qm9k2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SAT 16:00 Alick Rowe - Operation Lightning Pegasus (b007k3cx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 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.


SAT 18:00 Wally K Daly (b007nfs5)
625Y

2. Elixir of Life

Scientist Kate Brown's attempt to bring her dramatic new gene discovery into the public domain doesn't go to plan...

Conclusion of Wally K Daly intriguing 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 on BBC Radio 4 in January 1999.


SAT 18:30 Stories of Ray Bradbury (b00tgcgq)
Dark They Were, and Golden Eyed

Earth people have settled on Mars, but how do they cope when they discover there is no way back home? Read by Sean Barrett.


SAT 19:00 Take It From June (b011p0j2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 Saturday Stand-Up (b0101jpz)
Whoopi Goldberg

American actress and comedian Whoopi Goldberg entertains a New York audience on Broadway with her act based on stand-up characters.

As menopausal mum Lauralene, she chats frankly about everything from sanitary products through to the perils of shopping for clothes. The show concludes with Whoopi's monologue which reveals the unusual tale of how an unnamed disabled woman found romance.

From 2006.


SAT 23:00 P Division (b007jnr9)
Code Four One, Series 1

Long Pig

The Glasgow police investigate a brutal crime. But is there a link between this one and the other murders? Stars Jake D'Arcy.



SUNDAY 22 JULY 2012

SUN 00:00 Wally K Daly (b007nfs5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 00:30 Stories of Ray Bradbury (b00tgcgq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 Ed Doolan Interviews... (b00qm9k2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:00 The Diary of Samuel Pepys Omnibus (b01l1c0z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 on Saturday]


SUN 03:15 McLevy (b007jw5w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:15 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 Alick Rowe - Operation Lightning Pegasus (b007k3cx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 The Write Stuff (b01c7wx4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 Juliet Ace - Young Victoria (Omnibus) (b00y1vzm)
Episode 2

The honeymoon is all too soon over 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.


SUN 07:15 Strange Weather Days (b007jxfx)
Series 1

Wall of Water

A community recalls their devastating flood of 1953, as meteorologist Helen Young visits East Anglia.


SUN 07:30 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.


SUN 08:00 All Gas and Gaiters (b007jp2q)
Series 1

The Bishop Meets a Bird

An unwelcome visitor threatens the quiet life at St. Ogg's Cathedral.

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

CAST:

The Archdeacon …. Robertson Hare
The Bishop …. William Mervyn
The Reverend Mervyn Noote …. Derek Nimmo
The Dean …. John Barron
Stanley Bird …. Peter Jones

Written and adapted by husband-and-wife team, Pauline Devaney and Edwin Apps.

Producer: David Hatch.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1971.


SUN 08:30 The Clitheroe Kid (b007jszx)
Series 8

The Kid Makes History

The schoolboy is in trouble for not doing his homework, so Alfie is forced to help. Starring Jimmy Clitheroe. From December 1964.


SUN 09:00 Roald Dahl (b0140f1v)
Matilda

Episode 1

The story of a pint-size genius with special powers - and she's only five. Narrated by Lenny Henry, stars Nichola McAuliffe.


SUN 10:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b01295q8)
David Walliams

Kirsty Young's castaway on Desert Island Discs Revisited is David Walliams.

He has seen extraordinary success - as one half of the comedy duo behind Little Britain, as a cross-channel swimmer and more recently on the West End stage and as a novelist. In this frank interview, he describes his life away from the spotlight; how he used to practise comedy routines in his bathroom, the excitement of an early trip out wearing a Jean-Paul Gaultier skirt, the inner drive that propels him and the unhappiness he feels when he has no company except his own.

Favourite track: Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want by The Smiths
Book: Collected Poems by Philip Larkin
Alternative to Bible: None - Bible not taken
Luxury: A gun.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2009.


SUN 10:45 Short Stories by John McGahern (b00p1hnx)
Swallows

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


SUN 11:15 Ambridge Extra (b01l1d6d)
Series 3 - Omnibus

Episode 3

Phoebe's step-grandparents are worried about her and they're right to be. Kate makes a foolish request and emotions are running high.


SUN 11:45 Robb Wilton: I Should Say So (b01l1d4z)
Series 1

The Spy

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 - coping with an unusual visitor?

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 September 1986.


SUN 12:00 Juliet Ace - Young Victoria (Omnibus) (b00y1vzm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SUN 13:15 Strange Weather Days (b007jxfx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today]


SUN 13:30 RL Stevenson - Treasure Island (b007jwxp)
When young Jim Hawkins discovers a treasure map in a pirate's chest in his parents' inn, he's drawn into a world of danger and high seas adventure.

He's soon joining a crew setting sail to the Caribbean to seek out the booty - and it's set to be a voyage confronting mutiny, murder - and the charismatic and devious Long John Silver...

Robert Louis Stevenson's classic sea saga dramatised by John Scotney.

Starring Peter Jeffrey as Long John Silver, Ben Rodska as Jim Hawkins, Hugh Paddick as Ben Gunn, Glyn Houston as Israel Hands, John Moffatt as Squire Trelawney, Geoffrey Whitehead as Dr Livesey, Stephen Thorne as Captain Smollett, David King as Flint, Brian Haines as Billy Bones and Wally K Daly as "Captain Flint" the Parrot.

Director: Martin Jenkins

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1989.


SUN 15:00 All Gas and Gaiters (b007jp2q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 15:30 The Clitheroe Kid (b007jszx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 16:00 Mel's Mix: The Best of The 4 O'Clock Show (b01l1d8c)
Join Mel Giedroyc for the highlights of a week which included caravanning with actor Patrick Duffy aka Bobby Ewing, singing Gaelic songs and jumping out of an aeroplane.


SUN 16:30 Roald Dahl (b0140f1v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SUN 17:30 Spike Milligan - I Like Spike (b00yqqsd)
The Poems and Puckoon

Roy Hudd thrills an audience with ephemera from the mind of Chief Goon Milligan, who makes a guest appearance. From July 1979.


SUN 18:00 Blake's 7 (b008hscc)
Rebel

The Galactic Federation thinks it has seen the last of space outlaw Roj Blake, when he is framed and exiled. Stars Derek Riddell.


SUN 19:00 Creme de la Crime (b010j4pb)
Series 2

The Lord and Mike Shepherd

Michael Feydeau and David Pershore probe the unsolved case of a vanishing lord. Stars Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis. From May 2002.


SUN 19:15 Ambridge Extra (b01l1d6d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


SUN 19:45 Robb Wilton: I Should Say So (b01l1d4z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:45 today]


SUN 20:00 All Gas and Gaiters (b007jp2q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 20:30 The Clitheroe Kid (b007jszx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b01295q8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


SUN 21:45 Short Stories by John McGahern (b00p1hnx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today]


SUN 22:00 Brian Gulliver's Travels (b01mdg8l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 22:30 Comic to Comic (b007jw9k)
Series 1

Omid Djalili

British-Iranian Omid Djalili reveals to Bruce Morton how disco-dancing and experimental theatre shaped his life and work.

Series in which Bruce Morton talks to top stand-up comedians about life, the universe and comedy.

Producer: Carol Purcell

First broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland in August 2005.


SUN 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b01ljygq)
From 10pm until midnight, Sunday to Friday, the Comedy Club offers two hours of comedy. Arthur Smith chats to Ronna and Beverly.


SUN 23:00 On the Town with the League of Gentlemen (b007k1z7)
A Guest at the Dentons

Pauline the Restart Officer, Matthew Chinnery the Vet and Barbara the Cabbie - just some of the resident misfits of a remote Northern town.

The first incarnation of the award-winning black comedy, about the "local people" of Spent - before it hit TV.

Starring Mark Gatiss, Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton.

Written by the cast and Jeremy Dyson.

The League of Gentlemen won a Perrier Edinburgh Festival award in 1997 and this radio series debuted in the same year. They also won a Sony Radio Award. The cult series switched to TV for three series on BBC 2 from 1999, plus stage shows and a feature film.

Producer: Sarah Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1997.


SUN 23:30 The Shuttleworths (b007k4tn)
John Shuttleworth's Open Mind

UFOs

Sheffield's number one singer/ songwriter has once more been signed up by the BBC - with petrol money as part of the contract - to broadcast to the nation.

Yes, John has been asked to keep an "open mind" and investigate unsolved phenomena that fascinate the nation.

In this opening episode, John investigates UFOs.

With the help of sole agent Ken Worthington and special telephone guest Patrick Mower.

Written and performed by Graham Fellows.

Producer: Dawn Ellis

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2006.



MONDAY 23 JULY 2012

MON 00:00 Blake's 7 (b008hscc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b01295q8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


MON 01:45 Short Stories by John McGahern (b00p1hnx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]


MON 02:00 Creme de la Crime (b010j4pb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 19:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:15 Ambridge Extra (b01l1d6d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Sunday]


MON 02:45 Robb Wilton: I Should Say So (b01l1d4z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:45 on Sunday]


MON 03:00 All Gas and Gaiters (b007jp2q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Sunday]


MON 03:30 RL Stevenson - Treasure Island (b007jwxp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:30 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Roald Dahl (b0140f1v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 Hercule Poirot (b007jlw5)
Murder in Mesopotamia

Episode 1

Amy Leatheran has never felt the lure of the mysterious East, but when she travels to an ancient site deep in the Iraqi desert to nurse the wife of a celebrated archaeologist; events prove stranger than she could ever have imagined.

Her patient's bizarre visions and nervous terror seem unfounded, but as the oppressive tension in the air thickens, events come to a terrible climax - in murder...

Agatha Christie's whodunit in a tale of angst and archaeology.

Starring John Moffatt as Hercule Poirot.

From the book first published in 1936 and dramatised in five parts by Michael Bakewell.

Hercule Poirot …. John Moffatt
Louise Leidner …. Dorothy Tutin
Dr Leidner …. William Franklyn
Amy Leatheran …. Becky Hindley
Dr Reilly …. Norman Rodway
Coleman …. David Jarvis
Sheila Reilly …. Cathy Sara
Miss Johnson …. Elizabeth Spriggs
Father Lavigny …. John Hartley
Richard Carey …. Gavin Muir
Mrs Mercado …. Elaine Claxton
Mercado …. Neville Jason

Producer: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1994.


MON 06:30 The Doomed Oasis, by Hammond Innes (b007k372)
6. Jebel Al-Akhbar

Politics and practicalities as the water supply is cut to force the Emir to negotiate - and a final confrontation.

Starring Tim Munro.

Conclusion of the Arabian adventure based on Hammond Innes' novel.

Adapted by Rene Basilico.

George Grant ....... Tim Munro
Colonel Whittaker ....... Bernard Horsfall
David Whittaker ....... Christopher Guard
Ruffin ....... Robert Rietty
Colonel Goodge ....... Nicholas Courtney
Captain Chuck Berry ....... David McAlister
Sergeant Rashid ....... Adam Hussein
Yousif ....... Ali Refaie
Trucial Oman Scout ....... Mohammad Sultan
Abdul Zaid Emir of Hadd ....... Renu Setna
Henry Grant ....... Robert James
Betty ....... Jill Lidstone

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in September 1984.


MON 07:00 Double Income, No Kids Yet (b0091nkl)
Series 3

Episode 4

As an expectant mother Lucy is trying to avoid stress - until she tries to break the news of her pregnancy to her mum and dad.

Meanwhile Daniel gets an unwelcome taste of the joys of fatherhood.

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, Joanna Brookes as Alison, Robert Harley as Peter, Sally Grace as Mary and Bill Fellows as Frank.

Producer: Liz Anstee

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2003.


MON 07:30 I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue (b01ks3v9)
Series 57

Episode 4

The nation's favourite wireless entertainment pays a return 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 attempts piano accompaniment. Producer - Jon Naismith.


MON 08:00 Beyond Our Ken (b00bfd4t)
Kenneth Horne visits his local music shop, and waltzes back to the Vienna of 1845. With Kenneth Williams. From November 1961.


MON 08:30 Steptoe and Son (b00shdzy)
Series 1

The Bonds That Bind Us

After a win on the premium bonds, Albert starts splashing the cash and brings home a young gold digger.

Starring Wilfrid Brambell as Albert, Harry H Corbett as Harold and Yootha Joyce as Madge.

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 (b01mk5nk)
Series 2

Hermicia

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 Hermicia where charity is strangely in abundance.

Brian Gulliver ..... Neil Pearson
Rachel Gulliver ..... Mariah Gale
Kalfa ..... Colin Hoult
Mena ..... Nina Conti
Boria ..... Martin Treneman
Doctor ..... Patrick Brennan
Rimanda ..... Amaka Okafor

Producer: Steven Canny

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2012.


MON 09:30 Legal, Decent, Honest and Truthful (b007k0nh)
Series 1

Episode 2

Activist turned ad writer Ken Handley finds himself assigned to the Conservative Party. Stars Martin Jarvis. From January 1982.


MON 10:00 Leo Tolstoy - Anna Karenina (b007jpsj)
3. The Impact

Anna becomes distraught as the full impact of her affair begins to dawn on her.

Starring Teresa Gallagher, Toby Stephens and Nicholas Farrell.

Leo Tolstoy's 1877 novel dramatised Ed Thomason.

Anna Karenina .... Teresa Gallagher
Alexis Vronsky .... Toby Stephens
Alexis Alexandrovich Karenin .... Nicholas Farrell
Serezha .... George Allonby
Annushka .... Alison Pettitt
Yashvin/1st Officer .... Chris Pavlo
Johanne .... Ioan Meredith
Doctor/Hotel Manager .... Chrisopher Scott
Korney .... Stephen Thorne
Slyudin .... Hugh Dickson
Countess Lydia .... Carolyn Jones
Princess Betsy .... Janet Maw
Stiva Oblonsky .... Sean Baker
Vasily Lukich .... Robert Harper

Translators: Louise Maude . Aylmer Maude

Director: David Hitchinson

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in 1997.


MON 11:00 Come Away, Come Away! (b00s6t4r)
The Beautiful Freedom Cage by Julie Bertagna

Alam travels from his desolate mountain community to the glittering promise of Europe, where he hopes to learn the true meaning of freedom.

Laura Smales reads 'The Beautiful Freedom Cage' by Julie Bertagna.

Produced by Eilidh McCreadie.

To mark 150 years since author J M Barrie's 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.

Julie Bertagna writes for children and young adults and will shortly publish the final part of her acclaimed Savage Earth saga, 'Aurora'. She has been shortlisted for the Whitbread Children's Book award and the Blue Peter Book Awards.


MON 11:15 Loose Ends (b01kxzy2)
Danny is sucked into a black hole with the actor, comedian and particle physicist Ben Miller whose book 'It's Not Rocket Science' sets out to explain some of the most fundamental and amazing scientific facts - and "let's do it quickly, while Maths isn't looking".

Polishing his halo and scattering fairy dust as he goes, comes John Caudwell. He's a billionaire, entrepreneur and philanthropist. John is 'The Angel' who every week will decide who out of six hopefuls will get a £100,000 investment from his own pocket to realise their business dreams. But this is no Dragon's Den - rather than judging them on their ideas, he will be judging them on their personalities and business acumen. The devil's in the detail.

Jo Bunting is transported to the tree-lined boulevards of gay Paris with the romantic novelist and Shakespearean scholar, Eloisa James, whose memoir about her year spent in the French capital 'en famille' is a joyful testament to the joyful pleasures in life.

Danny is Upstairs Downstairs with novelist Fay Weldon with her new book 'Habits of the House. The plot follows the fortunes of the Dilberne family in Belgrave Square and is sure to put a spring in the step of any 'Downtown Abbey' aficionado.

With music from Lazy Habits - the 8 piece Hip Hop crew whose original sound mixes beats, rhymes and brass - who perform 'Memory Banks' from their self-titled debut album.

And the temperature will be rising in the Loose Ends studio with the luminous and magnificent Concha Buika, the 'flamenco queen', whose passionate and versatile singing style have made her a huge star in her native Spain and all over Europe.

Producer Cathie Mahoney.


MON 12:00 Beyond Our Ken (b00bfd4t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 Steptoe and Son (b00shdzy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 Hercule Poirot (b007jlw5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 The Doomed Oasis, by Hammond Innes (b007k372)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 Andrea Levy - Small Island (b0080jbw)
Episode 1

Jamaican Hortense Roberts emigrates to London. Enthralling exploration of Empire, prejudice, war and love with Nadine Marshall.


MON 14:15 This Sceptred Isle (b007jtg5)
The Coming of Disraeli and the Death of Peel

The Corn Laws are finally repealed, but at great personal cost to prime minister Peel. Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain.


MON 14:30 Book at Beachtime (b0125j6y)
SJ Watson - Before I Go to Sleep

Episode 1

What if you lost your memory every time you went to sleep?

How would you cope with having to relearn your history every day only to lose it again?

In SJ Watson's desperately compelling and ambitious debut thriller, a woman has no memory of who she is.

She lives in the suburbs cared for by her husband, she can't work, she doesn't have any friends, she's trying to live a normal life but she can't remember anything when she wakes up in the morning. Slowly she starts to try and rebuild her memory, to piece together what has happened to her, who she is.

This is Christine's story.

This Debut thriller has been attracting a lot of attention and is part of Radio 4 Extra's Book at Beachtime Special Season.

Abridged by Alison Joseph
Read by Stella Gonet
Produced by Lucy Collingwood


MON 15:00 Leo Tolstoy - Anna Karenina (b007jpsj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b01l1h30)
Mel Giedroyc with a magical new story, Suniti Namjoshi's 'Aditi and the Thames Dragon'. And it's the beginning of the London Olympics, so the 4 O'Clock Show celebrates London.


MON 17:00 Like They've Never Been Gone (b00954vf)
Series 1

Episode 2

It's time for singing duo Tommy and Sheila's comeback appearance - they're on after the stripper!

Winners of the 1962 Eurovision Song Contest, sweethearts Tommy Franklin and Sheila Parr are back in the limelight. The only snag is they can't stand the sight of each another...

Mike Coleman's sitcom stars June Whitfield and Roy Hudd.

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

With Pat Coombs, Julian Eardley, Joshua Henderson, Chris Pavlo, Edward Halsted and Rachel Smith.

Singers: John Barr and Lisa Peace

Music by Frido Ruth.

Producer: Steve Doherty

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1998.


MON 17:30 Double Income, No Kids Yet (b0091nkl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 18:00 Simon Guerrier - Graceless (b01l1h2g)
Series 1

The Sphere

Abby and Zara are not real. They were created by pan-dimensional beings to help save space and time. Starring Ciara Janson.

Abby - Ciara Janson
Zara - Laura Doddington
Marek - Fraser James
Daniel - David Warner
Nan - Patricia Brake
Nicholas - Alex Mallinson

Written by Simon Guerrier
Directed by Lisa Bowerman
A Big Finish Production.


MON 19:00 Beyond Our Ken (b00bfd4t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 Steptoe and Son (b00shdzy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 Hercule Poirot (b007jlw5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 The Doomed Oasis, by Hammond Innes (b007k372)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 Come Away, Come Away! (b00s6t4r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:15 Loose Ends (b01kxzy2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


MON 22:00 I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue (b01ks3v9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 Brian Gulliver's Travels (b01mk5nk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 23:00 The Now Show (b01kt7d7)
Series 37

Episode 7

Olympic Security Buckles Under Pressure: in the week that G4S announced it would not be able to provide security for the Olympic Games, and David Cameron and Nick Clegg relaunced their coalition, Nathan Caton, Mitch Benn, Laura Shavin and Jon Holmes join Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis for a look at the week's headlines. Nathan Caton looks at the John Terry acquittal, Jon Holmes watches the Olympic torch go past his street, and Mitch Benn finds the summer rain a drag. Produced by Victoria Lloyd.


MON 23:30 20th Century Vampire (b007zmgl)
Episode 2

Trainee Eloise must study for a GCSE in vampirism, and teacher Lucretia is tough. Stars Louise Lombard. From November 1993.



TUESDAY 24 JULY 2012

TUE 00:00 Simon Guerrier - Graceless (b01l1h2g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 Hercule Poirot (b007jlw5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 The Doomed Oasis, by Hammond Innes (b007k372)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 Brian Gulliver's Travels (b01mk5nk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 Legal, Decent, Honest and Truthful (b007k0nh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 Leo Tolstoy - Anna Karenina (b007jpsj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 Come Away, Come Away! (b00s6t4r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:15 Loose Ends (b01kxzy2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 Like They've Never Been Gone (b00954vf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 Double Income, No Kids Yet (b0091nkl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 Hercule Poirot (b007jlwq)
Murder in Mesopotamia

Episode 2

Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot is on hand when a death occurs in the heat of the desert.

Agatha Christie's whodunit stars John Moffatt as Hercule Poirot.

Hercule Poirot …. John Moffatt
Coleman …. David Jarvis
Amy Leatheran …. Becky Hindley
Miss Johnson …. Elizabeth Spriggs
Mrs Mercado …. Elaine Claxton
Emmott …. Peter Whitman
Dr Leidner …. William Franklyn
Dr Reilly …. Norman Rodway
Louise Leidner …. Dorothy Tutin
Father Lavigny …. John Hartley
Captain Maitland …. Richard Todd

Dramatised by Michael Bakewell.

Producer: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1994.


TUE 06:30 Dick Francis - Dead on Red (b007jrrl)
Episode 1

Simmering resentment brings a high-class hitman over from France to target a horse-race jockey. Read by John Lloyd-Fillingham.


TUE 07:00 Two Doors Down (b008gbvs)
Series 2

Mythical Kings and Iguanas

Saffron is a typical mother, multi-tasking her aromatherapy business with trying to feng shui her bathroom and coping with a four year old desperately missing their ex-pet iguana.

So no surprise she needs Sally's help when things go wrong...

Starring Stella McCusker.

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
Simon ...... Patrick Gleadhill
Anna ...... Hannah R Gordon
Saffron ...... Ali White
Victor ...... Alan Mckee

Director: Tanya Nash

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2002.


TUE 07:30 Sketchorama (b01ks53l)
Series 1

Episode 4

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

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

The sketch groups featured in episode four of Sketchorama are:

How Do I Get Up There? Scotland's fastest rising sketch group heralding a new era for Scottish comedy. In 2010, the boys made the final of the "Take The Mic" competition at the Edinburgh Festival, and in 2011 enjoyed their Fringe debut show. They also progressed to the finals of the prestigious New Act of The Year competition at the Barbican in London.

The Ginge, The Geordie and The Geek. Since making their debut in 2009, this group featuring Graeme Rooney, Paul Charlton and Kevin O'Loughlin have established themselves as Fringe favourites and sold 10,000 tickets for their 2011 show.

Pappy's. A multi award winning sketch team consisting of comedians Ben Clark, Matthew Crosby and Tom Parry. Established in 2004, Pappy's are firm favourites on the UK live comedy circuit with their hyper-energetic, gag filled monster of a stage presence.

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


TUE 08:00 The Goon Show (b007jp91)
Series 8

The Treasure in the Tower

Neddie Seagoon and friends are on the London trail of long-buried valuables. Stars Spike Milligan. From October 1957.


TUE 08:30 Listen to Les (b01696lw)
From 07/12/1980

Les Dawson presents a gritty UK version of TV's Dallas, plus culture with Cosmo Smallpiece and a not-so-tuneful piano singalong.

With Daphne Oxenford and Colin Edwynn.

Music by Brian Fitzgerald.

Scripted and produced by James Casey.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in December 1980.


TUE 09:00 The Now Show (b01kt7d7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:30 Sneakiepeeks (b00p6307)
Honeytrap Hotel

Comedy by Harry Venning and Neil Brand about a team of inept, backstabbing surveillance operatives.

Beagle Team infringe every civil liberty in the book in the name of national security.

Bill .... Richard Lumsden
Sharla .... Nina Conti
Mark .... Daniel Kaluuya
Tony Savage .... Kevin Eldon
Geoff .... John Biggins
Ted .... Shaban Arifi
Nanny/Milij .... Alex Tregear
Mr Smith .... Nigel Hastings
Mrs Smith .... Kate Layden
Bishop .... Ewan Hooper

Producer: Katie Tyrrell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2009


TUE 10:00 Leo Tolstoy - Anna Karenina (b007jpt0)
4. The Arguments

As arguments rage over her future, Anna looks set on a path of self-destruction.

Starring Teresa Gallagher, Toby Stephens and Nicholas Farrell.

The conclusion of 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
Dolly .... Karen Archer
Betsy .... Janet Maw
Johanne/Secretary .... IOAN MEREDITH
Princess Barbara .... Carolyn Jones
Veslovsky/Railway Porter .... Chris Pavlo
Stiva Oblonsky .... Sean Baker
Slyudin .... Hugh Dickson
Driver/Waiter/Newsboy/Messenger .... Robert Harper
Annushka .... Alison Pettitt
Hall Porter/Station Master .... Stephen Thorne
Tuskevich/Gentleman .... Gerard McDermott
Ivan Serpukhovsky .... Chrisopher Scott
Countess Vronskaya .... Shirley Dixon

Translators: Louise Maude / Aylmer Maude

Director: David Hitchinson

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in 1997.


TUE 11:00 Short Stories by Francis Wyndham (b01l471g)
The Facts of Life

Francis Wyndam's three subtle stories of desire and yearning during the dark days of the second world war are matchless in tone and nuance. They centre on the young and old, on those upstairs and downstairs, on those living in town and country...

1.The Facts of Life

Young Newton never settled at the school, then he has to see the
headmaster about a rather delicate subject...

Read by Bill Nighy
Producer Duncan Minshull.


TUE 11:15 Hattie Naylor - Ivan and the Dogs (b00xfjd5)
The extraordinary story of a young boy's life on the streets of Moscow, where he was adopted by wild dogs. Stars Tom Glenister.


TUE 12:00 The Goon Show (b007jp91)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 Listen to Les (b01696lw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 Hercule Poirot (b007jlwq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 Dick Francis - Dead on Red (b007jrrl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 Andrea Levy - Small Island (b0080nxp)
Episode 2

A hurricane in Jamaica exposes a secret and devastates Hortense Roberts. Stars Nadine Marshall and Javone Prince.


TUE 14:15 Ambridge Extra (b01l1ldn)
Series 3

Episode 7

Phoebe opens up to Mandisa about selfish Kate, who she heard lying to Lucas about where she left her car. Mandisa warns Phoebe not to say anything about the affair - it would split Lucas and Kate up, and could also implicate Milton and Mandisa in the car smashing.

Lucas grills Kate about the car, and presses her over practical details for the move to Durban. Left alone, edgy Phoebe attacks Kate, spitefully pointing out that it was Grandpa Michael who bought her pottery.

Michael tells Lucas he saw Kate's car parked next to Johan's at the college. He admits that he warned Johan away from Kate over dinner, and wonders how Lucas hasn't spotted anything going on.

Phoebe confronts Kate about being with Johan last night, and says she has read Kate's emails. Phoebe also confronts Kate over lying about having a friend in hospital. Phoebe tells Kate she wants to go home to Ambridge, before finally declaring it was she who smashed up Kate's car.

Phoebe heads into the street and phones Mandisa. Kate also calls Mandisa, trying to stay calm, and asks after Phoebe. Kate goes to make another call and appears flustered when Lucas comes in suddenly. Meanwhile, Phoebe flags down a taxi and heads away into the night.

Produced by Sarah Bradshaw.


TUE 14:30 Book at Beachtime (b0125m78)
SJ Watson - Before I Go to Sleep

Episode 2

What if you lost your memory every time you went to sleep?

How would you cope with having to relearn your history every day only to lose it again?

In SJ Watson's desperately compelling and ambitious debut thriller, a woman has no memory of who she is. She lives in the suburbs cared for by her husband, she can't work, she doesn't have any friends, she's trying to live a normal life but she can't remember anything when she wakes up in the morning. Slowly she starts to try and rebuild her memory, to piece together what has happened to her, who she is.

This is Christine's story.

Abridged by Alison Joseph
Read by Stella Gonet
Produced by Lucy Collingwood


TUE 15:00 Leo Tolstoy - Anna Karenina (b007jpt0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b01l1lpk)
Mel Giedroyc wishes actor Daniel Radcliffe a happy birthday in his birthday week, travels on a London bus and hears the origin of the nursery rhyme 'London Bridge is Falling Down'.


TUE 17:00 King Street Junior (b007jml9)
Series 6

Safety First

All go at school with a serious road accident at the gates, and a radio show for the headmaster to record. Stars Karl Howman.


TUE 17:30 Two Doors Down (b008gbvs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 18:00 Simon Guerrier - Graceless (b01l1lpf)
Series 1

The Fog

Abby and Zara arrive in Compton in 1912, where they sample local beer and get arrested. Stars Ciara Janson and David Warner.

Abby - Ciara Janson
Zara - Laura Doddington
Marek - Fraser James
Daniel - David Warner
Nan - Patricia Brake
Nicholas - Alex Mallinson

Written by Simon Guerrier
Directed by Lisa Bowerman
A Big Finish Production.


TUE 19:00 The Goon Show (b007jp91)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 Listen to Les (b01696lw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 Hercule Poirot (b007jlwq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 Dick Francis - Dead on Red (b007jrrl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 Afternoon Reading (b00glbkx)
The Other Garden and Collected Stories by Francis Wyndham

The Facts of Life

Francis Wyndam's three subtle stories of desire and yearning during the dark days of the second world war are matchless in tone and nuance. They centre on the young and old, on those upstairs and downstairs, on those living in town and country...

1.The Facts of Life

Young Newton never settled at the school, then he has to see the
headmaster about a rather delicate subject...

Read by Bill Nighy
Producer Duncan Minshull.


TUE 21:15 Hattie Naylor - Ivan and the Dogs (b00xfjd5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


TUE 22:00 Sketchorama (b01ks53l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 Heated Rollers (b007qv82)
Episode 3

Granny in space - and Mrs Slocombe the locum.

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 (b007k484)
Episode 2

Cop Night and superstitions. Dan Gaster, Will Ing and Ben Silburn's sketch-bonanza. With Nerys Hughes. From January 1998.


TUE 23:30 The Masterson Inheritance (b007jstr)
Series 1

The Sweat of the Mastersons

A young Charles Masterson seeks his fortune in Dickensian London, a town seething with body-snatchers, opium dens and female impersonators....

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 25 JULY 2012

WED 00:00 Simon Guerrier - Graceless (b01l1lpf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 Hercule Poirot (b007jlwq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 Dick Francis - Dead on Red (b007jrrl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 The Now Show (b01kt7d7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


WED 02:30 Sneakiepeeks (b00p6307)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 Leo Tolstoy - Anna Karenina (b007jpt0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 Afternoon Reading (b00glbkx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 21:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:15 Hattie Naylor - Ivan and the Dogs (b00xfjd5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 King Street Junior (b007jml9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 Two Doors Down (b008gbvs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 Hercule Poirot (b007jlx8)
Murder in Mesopotamia

Episode 3

Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot must dig for more clues. Is there a killer in a team of desert archaeologists?

Agatha Christie's whodunit stars John Moffatt as Hercule Poirot.

Hercule Poirot …. John Moffatt
Richard Carey …. Gavin Muir
Amy Leatheran …. Becky Hindley
Dr Reilly …. Norman Rodway
Dr Leidner …. William Franklyn
Sheila Reilly …. Cathy Sara
Miss Johnson …. Elizabeth Spriggs

Dramatised by Michael Bakewell.

Producer: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1994.


WED 06:30 Dick Francis - Dead on Red (b007jrv7)
Episode 2

A French assassin has shot his intended victim, but exactly who wanted Red Millbrook dead? Read by John Lloyd-Fillingham.


WED 07:00 The Leopard in Autumn (b00s3bcz)
Series 2

Salvatore's Apotheosis

Plethora decides it's time for son and heir Salvatore to be ordained as a priest - by nonagenarian Father Ignazio.

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

Written by Roger Danes.

Stars David Swift as Ludovico, Sian Phillips as Plethora, Graham Crowden as Francesco, Saskia Wickham as Rosalie, Nicholas Grace as Lord Luton and Kim Wall as Father Ignazio.

Producer: Dawn Ellis

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2002.


WED 07:30 My Teenage Diary (b01ks9zd)
Series 4

Toby Young

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.

IN this fourth programme in the series, comedian Rufus Hound is joined by writer Toby Young who revisits his teenage years, when he had a lot of fun playing knock down ginger, shooting pea shooters, and skateboarding - but let his academic work suffer.

He reflects on his mis-spent youth and talks about how it has changed his perceptions of young offenders today.

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


WED 08:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jnmp)
Series 5

Hancock's School

Inspired by Bill and supplied by Sid, the lad turns his home into a centre of learning.

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 March 1958.


WED 08:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00qyqd9)
Series 2

Episode 7

London bus gospel and a visit to Nibbling-On-The-Bone.

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 Clive James, John Esmonde & Bob Larbey, Peter Vincent and David McKellar .

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

Songs by Bill Oddie and Tim Brooke-Taylor, with music by Dave Lee.

Producer: Humphrey Barclay

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in November 1965.


WED 09:00 Boogie Up the River (b007jv65)
I'll See You on Tower Pier at 11

Mark Wallington and hellish hound Boogie quest to find the source of the Thames. Stars Timothy Spall. From December 1992.


WED 09:30 Street and Lane (b00v8lr4)
Series 1

Blues on the Stairs

Yorkshire builders in a white van - Johnny Street and Arthur Lane – are called to tackle the tricky task of a piano perilously perched on the Edwardian staircase of feisty music teacher Mrs Priam-Rhodes.

Sitcom written by Ian McMillan and Dave Sheasby.

Johnny Street ...... Nick Lane
Arthur Lane ...... Fine Time Fontayne
Mrs Priam-Rhodes ...... Margaret Robertson
Ben Nevis ...... Kenny Blyth.

Producer: David Hunter

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2005.


WED 10:00 Nigel Planer - On the Ceiling (b01l1vy1)
by Nigel Planer

Lapo ..... Phil Daniels
Loti ..... Bryan Dick
Pope Julius ..... Gary Waldhorn
Cardinal Alidosi ..... Roger Lloyd Pack

Composer ..... Adam Cork
Directed by Mary Peate

High up on the wooden scaffolding tower of the Sistine Chapel, two fresco plasterers get on with the day's work preparing the ceiling for their boss Michelangelo who has not bothered to turn up for work again. As they do so, they bemoan the uselessness of the great master.

Pope Julius and Cardinal Alidosi visit the chapel to inspect the progress of their commission. They are never very impressed, and the Pope is more concerned about getting Michelangelo to do his funeral monument at a knock-down price.

On the Ceiling is not about great artists; it is about those people whose names don't go down in history: the ones who do the essential drudge work, their frustration at their lack of genius and their pride in their own technical expertise. In this version of events, low elements combine to make high art.

Nigel Planer is best known as Neil in The Young Ones, and as Nicholas Craig - The Naked Actor. Other television productions include Shine on Harvey Moon; Dennis Potter's Blackeyes. On stage, Nigel has performed in Simon Gray's Unnatural Pursuits; Ben Elton's We Will Rock You and Hairspray.


WED 11:00 Short Stories by Francis Wyndham (b01l4721)
Dear Derek

Stories by short fiction writer Francis Wyndham, recalling England in the 1940s.

Agatha is drawn to her young cousin Phillip when he comes to stay, but should she really be snooping in his bedroom? Read by Emily Woof.


WED 11:15 Alan Plater - The Devil's Music (b007qx2y)
Roll Jordan Roll

Rehearsing for the Brecon Jazz Festival, Megan keeps playing a certain melody but where does it come from?

Her musical detective trail leads to the 1880s and the visit to Swansea of a choir of emancipated slaves...

Stars Rakie Ayola as Megan the Fifth, Margaret John as Megan the Third, Helen Griffin as Megan the First, Don Warrington as Frederick Loudin, Phylip Harries as Owan and Rhodri Hugh as the Rev Davies.

Written by Alan Plater.

Stories based on original material researched and collected by Jen Wilson of the Women's Jazz Archive, Swansea.

Composer and Musical Director: Paula Gardiner

Music: Aula Gardiner, Richard Roberts, Peter Churchill, Nia Lynn, Dyfrig Morris and Lee Williams.

Directed in Wales by Alison Hindell.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.


WED 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jnmp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00qyqd9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 Hercule Poirot (b007jlx8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 Dick Francis - Dead on Red (b007jrv7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 Andrea Levy - Small Island (b0080q83)
Episode 3

As Jamaicans travel to England to join the war effort, news arrives about Michael. Stars Nadine Marshall and Adjoa Andoh.


WED 14:15 This Sceptred Isle (b007jtgc)
The Whig Government

Some much-needed changes to the conditions in the mines and factories are on the horizon. Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain.


WED 14:30 Book at Beachtime (b0125mth)
SJ Watson - Before I Go to Sleep

Episode 3

What if you lost your memory every time you went to sleep?

How would you cope with having to relearn your history every day only to lose it again?

In SJ Watson's desperately compelling and ambitious debut thriller, a woman has no memory of who she is. She lives in the suburbs cared for by her husband, she can't work, she doesn't have any friends, she's trying to live a normal life but she can't remember anything when she wakes up in the morning. Slowly she starts to try and rebuild her memory, to piece together what has happened to her, who she is...

This is Christine's story.

Abridged by Alison Joseph
Read by Stella Gonet
Produced by Lucy Collingwood


WED 15:00 Nigel Planer - On the Ceiling (b01l1vy1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b01l1wq0)
Mel Giedroyc goes to the 'London Nobody Knows', finds out what mantelpieces can tell you about the British and takes a trip to 'Sea Life Loch Lomond'.


WED 17:00 PG Wodehouse (b00c075v)
What Ho! Jeeves: Joy in the Morning

Jeeves Sails into Action

Furious Uncle Percy gets trapped and Bertie Wooster tries to avoid getting arrested!

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

Starring Michael Hordern as Jeeves, Richard Briers as Bertie Wooster, Jonathan Cecil as Boko Fittleworth, Peter Woodthorpe as Percy, Lord Worplesden, Rosalind Adams as Nobby Hopwood and Michael Kilgarriff as Stilton Cheesewright.

Producer: Simon Brett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1978.


WED 17:30 The Leopard in Autumn (b00s3bcz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 18:00 Simon Guerrier - Graceless (b01l1wsj)
Series 1

The End

Space pirate Kreekpolt knows Abby and Zara can save his daughter's life, even at the cost of their own. Stars Ciara Janson.

Abby - Ciara Janson
Zara - Laura Doddington
Marek - Fraser James
Earl Kreekpolt - Michael Keating
Garstang - Roger Watkins
First Pirate - Alex Mallinson
Persephone - Lisa Bowerman
Daniel - David Warner
Uncle Lindsay - Colin Spaull

Written by Simon Guerrier
Directed by Lisa Bowerman
A Big Finish Production.


WED 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jnmp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00qyqd9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 Hercule Poirot (b007jlx8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 Dick Francis - Dead on Red (b007jrv7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 Short Stories by Francis Wyndham (b01l4721)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 21:15 Alan Plater - The Devil's Music (b007qx2y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


WED 22:00 My Teenage Diary (b01ks9zd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 In the Balance (b007jsg6)
Episode 3

If George Cragge can keep close on the trail of the World Cup murderer then his BBC job looks secure - for the time being at least...

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

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

With Robert Bathurst, Tracy Ann Oberman, Geoffrey Whitehead, Jim Carter, Peter Woodthorpe, Susie Brann, Christian Rodska, Keith Wickham, Ioan Meredith, Chris Pavlo and Shirley Dixon.

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


WED 23:00 The Long Hot Satsuma (b00mzf52)
Episode 6

Tolstoy with a twist, and at home with the Jobsworths. Zesty sketch show with Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden. From June 1989.


WED 23:30 If You're So Clever, Why Aren't You Rich? (b00sjp2v)
Series 2

Games People Play

Giles can't get a mortgage, David is computer-obsessed and Judith is a corporate Boadicea. Stars Douglas Hodge. From June 1996.



THURSDAY 26 JULY 2012

THU 00:00 Simon Guerrier - Graceless (b01l1wsj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 Hercule Poirot (b007jlx8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 Dick Francis - Dead on Red (b007jrv7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 Boogie Up the River (b007jv65)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 Street and Lane (b00v8lr4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 Nigel Planer - On the Ceiling (b01l1vy1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 Short Stories by Francis Wyndham (b01l4721)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:15 Alan Plater - The Devil's Music (b007qx2y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 PG Wodehouse (b00c075v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 The Leopard in Autumn (b00s3bcz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 Hercule Poirot (b007jlxs)
Murder in Mesopotamia

Episode 4

As Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot continues quizzing the suspects, a second tragedy strikes the archaeological dig.

Agatha Christie's whodunit stars John Moffatt as Hercule Poirot.

Hercule Poirot …. John Moffatt
Mrs Mercado …. Elaine Claxton
Emmott …. Peter Whitman
Mercado …. Neville Jason
Amy Leatheran …. Becky Hindley
Carl Reiter …. Tom Bevan
Dr Leidner …. William Franklyn
Miss Johnson …. Elizabeth Spriggs
Father Lavigny …. John Hartley
Richard Carey …. Gavin Muir

Dramatised by Michael Bakewell.

Producer: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1994.


THU 06:30 Wilkie Collins - Who Killed Zebedee? (b007jq0p)
Episode 1

Given just days to live, a Victorian policeman is ready to make his final confession

He candidly reveals his involvement in a murder case many years before. As a young police constable in London, he recalls how a young woman burst in with news of a gruesome killing...

Detective story by Wilkie Collins, first published in 1881.

Read by Ronald Pickup.

Producer: Joanne Reardon

Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in October 2003.


THU 07:00 Robin and Wendy's Wet Weekends (b007js43)
Series 1

Police, Camera, Amphibian

Robin's dream comes true as not one but two real criminal offences are committed on his doorstep and the police come to visit.

The only problem is he wasn't there when it happened but Wendy was...

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 (b01kt443)
Olympic Special

Episode 2

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 (b007jlbc)
Series 1

The Economy Drive

MP Jim Hacker plans to slim down the Civil Service. His own economy drive will set a personal example - won't it?

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 Frederick ...... Peter Cellier
Nellie ...... Valerie Murray
Ron Watson ...... Milton Johns
Jane ...... Carol Boyd

Adapted for radio by producer Pete Atkin.

First broadcast on Radio 4 in November 1983.


THU 08:30 Dad's Army (b007jqlx)
Series 3

We Know Our Onions

Jones's van is commandeered for the platoon's anti-tank gun exercise - but the trouble is it's also full of Hodges' consignment of onions.

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 Frazer …. John Laurie
Private Godfrey …. Arnold Ridley
Private Pike …. Ian Lavender
Warden Hodges …. Bill Pertwee
Private Walker …. Larry Martyn
Captain Ramsay …. Alan Tilvern
Sergeant Baxter …. Michael Middleton
Announcer/Newsreader …. John Snagge

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1976.


THU 09:00 The Wordsmiths at Gorsemere (b00bx21n)
Series 2

21 July 1799

Dorothy is worried about William's impending marriage. Iris bangs bolsters. Samuel Tailor Cholericke falls from grace. And Thomas de Quinine arrives....

An everyday story of towering genius in Sue Limb's six-part soap opera, set in and around the Lake District at the turn of the 18th century.

Stars Geoffrey Whitehead as William Wordsmith, Denise Coffey as Dorothy Wordsmith, Simon Callow as Samuel Tailor Cholericke, Nickolas Grace as Thomas de Quinine, Miriam Margolyes as Stinking Iris and Chris Emmett as the Leechpedlar.

Music by Stephen Oliver and performed by Cantabile.

Producer: Jonathan James-Moore

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1987.


THU 09:30 The Guessing Game (b01l1y0t)
Episode 5

Join host Clive Anderson for the comedy panel show that fancies itself as an intelligent quiz. With Jo Caulfield and Raymond Mearns.


THU 10:00 Lew Wallace - Ben Hur (b007jr51)
A Friendship Betrayed

Two men's lives run almost in parallel. One is a prince of Jerusalem, Judah Ben Hur. The other is known as "He that was born to be King of the Jews."

Lew Wallace's epic tale stars Jamie Glover as Judah Ben Hur.

Ben Hur ...... Jamie Glover
Messala ...... Samuel West
Angel ...... Deborah Berlin
Amrah ...... Phyllis Calvert
Mother ...... Margaret John
Arrius ...... Derek Waring
Tirzah ...... Natasha Pyne
Chief of Rowers ...... Don McCorkindale
Man 1 ...... Joshua Towb
Man 2 ...... Michael Tudor Barnes
Man in Boat ...... Gavin Muir

Michael Gambon reads from the Bible.

Dramatised in four parts by Catherine Czerkawska.

Music by Wilfredo Acosta.

Director: Glyn Dearman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1995.


THU 11:00 Short Stories by Francis Wyndham (b01l472p)
Matchlight

Francis Wyndam's three stories of desire and yearning during the dark days of the second world war are matchless in tone and nuance. They centre on the young and old, on those upstairs and downstairs, on those in town and country...

3. Matchlight

After a dull night at the cinema, she is mysteriously
approached by someone on the way home...

Reader Amanda Root.
Producer Duncan Minshull.


THU 11:15 Alan Plater - The Devil's Music (b007qvgd)
The Great Pork Pie Mystery

Musical detective Megan's mystery melody quest leads her to a 1920s Swansea tearoom. Stars Rakie Ayola and Margaret John.


THU 12:00 Yes Minister (b007jlbc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 Dad's Army (b007jqlx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 Hercule Poirot (b007jlxs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 Wilkie Collins - Who Killed Zebedee? (b007jq0p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 Andrea Levy - Small Island (b0080qnp)
Episode 4

After the end of the war, Hortense continues her vigil for missing cousin Michael. Stars Nadine Marshall and Delroy Brown.


THU 14:15 Ambridge Extra (b01l1yrw)
Series 3

Episode 8

It's still evening in Melville, and Phoebe has disappeared in a taxi. Lucas grills Kate again on where she left her car, revealing he knows it was spotted at the College. Convinced she's lying, desperate Lucas tells Kate to admit she was with Johan. They're interrupted by a call from Hayley.

The chatty driver is full of compliments, but nervous Phoebe wonders where he's taking her. He acts confident of knowing the best route.

Kate acts calm on the phone, reassuring Hayley all's well. Unimpressed Lucas asks Kate about their affair. She finally admits the truth. Wounded Lucas can't believe Kate's ingratitude. Kate defends herself passionately but admits being stupid and selfish.

Kate's relieved to hear from Mandisa, until she realises Phoebe hasn't arrived at Mandisa's. Kate tells Lucas that Phoebe knows about her affair. Kate's frantic, as Lucas gets a worried text from Phoebe. Lucas briefs Kate on what to do and heads out to find Phoebe.

Meanwhile, the driver tries to reassure Phoebe and points out his 'protection' - a baseball bat. When asked to take Phoebe back to Melville, the driver gets angry. Lucas keeps Kate on the line, and approaches the driver who demands his money. The scene explodes with the driver reaching for his bat. It's all heard back at home by an hysterical Kate, who's powerless to do anything.

Produced by Sarah Bradshaw.


THU 14:30 Book at Beachtime (b0125070)
SJ Watson - Before I Go to Sleep

Episode 4

What if you lost your memory every time you went to sleep?

How would you cope with having to relearn your history every day only to lose it again?

In SJ Watson's desperately compelling and ambitious debut thriller, a woman has no memory of who she is. She lives in the suburbs cared for by her husband, she can't work, she doesn't have any friends, she's trying to live a normal life but she can't remember anything when she wakes up in the morning. Slowly she starts to try and rebuild her memory, to piece together what has happened to her, who she is.

This is Christine's story.

Abridged by Alison Joseph
Read by Stella Gonet
Produced by Lucy Collingwood


THU 15:00 Lew Wallace - Ben Hur (b007jr51)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b01l1ysb)
Mel Giedroyc ventures into the newsroom with the BBC's School Report, finds out more about the 'London Nobody Knows' and hears some positive news about the River Thames.


THU 17:00 Four Joneses and a Jenkins (b007jqlp)
September: Watch the Birdie

An everyday story of sheep, sin and scholarship under the shadow of the Long Mynd.

Sue Limb’s pastoral sitcom follows six months in the life of the Jones family, who live on a small farm in rural Wales.

It’s the start of the farming year, as daughter Megan sets her sights on Mr Bootle...

Mr Jones ...... Geoffrey Whitehead
Ma Jones ...... Lisabeth Miles
Megan Jones ...... Rebecca Front
Owen Jones ...... Matthew Morgan
Mr Jenkins ...... Nickolas Grace
Bootle ...... Michael Fenton Stevens

Recorded on location.

Music composed by John Whitehall.

Producer: Jonathan James Moore.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2000.


THU 17:30 Robin and Wendy's Wet Weekends (b007js43)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 18:00 Simon Guerrier - Graceless (b01l1zzx)
Series 2

The Line

Fleeing the past, Abby and Zara arrive in Marek's home city. Why is everyone so scared of Manchu Golding? Stars Ciara Janson.

Abby - Ciara Janson
Zara - Laura Doddington
Marek - Fraser James
Manchu Golding - Derek Griffiths
Surly Steve - John Banks
Helen - Daisy Ashford

Written by Simon Guerrier
Directed by Lisa Bowerman
A Big Finish Production.


THU 19:00 Yes Minister (b007jlbc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 Dad's Army (b007jqlx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 Hercule Poirot (b007jlxs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 Wilkie Collins - Who Killed Zebedee? (b007jq0p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 Short Stories by Francis Wyndham (b01l472p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


THU 21:15 Alan Plater - The Devil's Music (b007qvgd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


THU 22:00 Old Harry's Game (b01kt443)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 Bleak Expectations (b00nyy8s)
Series 3

An Evil Life Sort of Explained

Pip Bin, Harry Biscuit and Gently Benevolent find themselves trapped in the vast emptiness of space.

As their doom looks increasingly inevitable, Mr Benevolent finally explains just why it is that he is so very very evil.

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
Lovely Benevolent ...... Jane Asher
Harry Biscuit ...... James Bachman
Hardthrasher/Sternbeater/Wackwallop ...... Geoffrey Whitehead
Miss Christmasham ...... Sarah Hadland
Miss Sweetly Delightful ...... Raquel Cassidy.

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2009


THU 23:00 Goodness Gracious Me (b00fqbsz)
Series 2

Episode 4

A dizzy Indian ad agency, a lovesick lament to Lahore - and the blundering Bhangra Muffins.

Starring:

Sanjeev Bhaskar
Kulvinder Ghir
Nitin Sawhney
Meera Syal
Nina Wadia

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

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

Script Editor: Sharat Sardana

Producer: Anil Gupta.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1997.


THU 23:25 The Comedy Club Interviews (b01ljyj5)
From 10pm until midnight, Sunday to Friday, the Comedy Club offers two hours of comedy. Tom Wrigglesworth hosts, and Ray Peacock talks to Richard Herring, about his Edinburgh show.


THU 23:30 Rudy's Rare Records (b00nsfzp)
Series 1

Take Me Home, Country Roads

Three generations of men and their musical tastes collide in this family sitcom set in a Birmingham record shop. Starring Lenny Henry.

Written by Danny Robins and Dan Tetsell from an original idea by Lenny Henry.

Rudy Sharpe owns an old record store in Birmingham - the last bastion of black music in Handsworth. When he suffers a 'heart attack', his neurotic, middle-aged, middle-class, divorcee son Adam and 17 year old grandson Richie come up from London to look after him.

Crammed together, living in the tiny flat above the shop, the three men are set to clash on a daily basis. Whilst Rudy and Richie share a love of reggae and soul music, Adam is the odd one out - thanks to his tastes in classical music.

Adam Sharpe ...... Lenny Henry
Richie Sharp ...... Joe Jacobs
Rudy Sharpe ...... Larrington Walker
Doreen ...... Claire Benedict
Tasha ...... Natasha Godfrey
Clifton ...... Jeffery Kissoon
Alison ...... Tracy-Ann Oberman
Customers ...... Colin Hoult/Doc Brown

Producer: Lucy Armitage.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2008.



FRIDAY 27 JULY 2012

FRI 00:00 Simon Guerrier - Graceless (b01l1zzx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 Hercule Poirot (b007jlxs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 Wilkie Collins - Who Killed Zebedee? (b007jq0p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 The Wordsmiths at Gorsemere (b00bx21n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 The Guessing Game (b01l1y0t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 Lew Wallace - Ben Hur (b007jr51)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 Short Stories by Francis Wyndham (b01l472p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:15 Alan Plater - The Devil's Music (b007qvgd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 Four Joneses and a Jenkins (b007jqlp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 Robin and Wendy's Wet Weekends (b007js43)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 Hercule Poirot (b007jly9)
Murder in Mesopotamia

Episode 5

Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot battles to reveal the identity of the desert murderer...

The gripping conclusion of Agatha Christie's whodunit starring John Moffatt as Hercule Poirot.

Hercule Poirot …. John Moffatt
Coleman …. David Jarvis
Captain Maitland …. Richard Todd
Mrs Mercado …. Elaine Claxton
Sheila Reilly …. Cathy Sara
Dr Reilly …. Norman Rodway
Dr Leidner …. William Franklyn
Richard Carey …. Gavin Muir
Amy Leatheran …. Becky Hindley

Producer: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1994.


FRI 06:30 Wilkie Collins - Who Killed Zebedee? (b007jq12)
Episode 2

With just days to live, a Victorian policeman continues his final confession from his death bed.

With mystery still surrounding the brutal murder of John Zebedee, he recalls his determination to solve the case when the rest of the police force had given up.

Detective story by Wilkie Collins, first published in 1881.

Concluded by Ronald Pickup

Producer: Joanne Reardon

Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in October 2003.


FRI 07:00 The Patrick and Maureen Maybe Music Experience (b007lr4s)
Episode 4

Unhappily married Patrick and Maureen are getting on so badly that they’re forced to present their final show form separate studios.

But even that doesn't stop them quarrelling...

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

Special guest: Rachel Weisz

Doctor ...... Peter Jones
Cleonni ...... Carla Mendonca
Peter Davies ...... John Ramm

Written by Patrick Barlow.

Script associate: Nev Fountain

Producer: Claire Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1999.


FRI 07:30 I've Never Seen Star Wars (b014gmfm)
Series 4

Ian Hislop

Marcus Brigstocke invites Private Eye editor and broadcaster Ian Hislop to try new experiences, including buying his first ever pair of jeans.

Whether the experiences are banal or profound, the show is about embracing the new and getting out of our comfort zones.

The title comes from the fact that the show's producer and creator Bill Dare had never seen the film Star Wars.

Producer: Bill Dare

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2011.


FRI 08:00 The Navy Lark (b01l2td2)
Series 6

Germany's Troutbridge

HMS Troutbridge's mission to foster good relations with the German navy goes awry.

Stars Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Richard Caldicote as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as Heather, Michael Bates as Rear Admiral Ironbridge, Tenniel Evens as Taffy Goldstein and Ronnie Barker as Lieutenant Queeg.

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 (b00jr7fy)
Series 2

Get Off With Life The Burkiss Way

Thrills abound as the RAC do their version of 'Gone With the Wind'.

The Burkiss Way to Dynamic Living

Appearing for the prosecution and defence: Jo Kendall, Nigel Rees, Chris Emmett and Fred Harris.

From briefs prepared by Andrew Marshall and David Renwick.

Under the judicial eye of producer: Simon Brett.

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


FRI 09:00 After Henry (b007jnl5)
Series 2

The Kitten

'One kitten looks pretty much like another kitten so far as I'm concerned. They're just small versions of cats. And I'm not that keen on cats.'

Sarah and her mother disagree over tidiness of the house - until a visitor arrives...

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

Sarah ...... Prunella Scales
Eleanor ...... Joan Sanderson
Russell ...... Benjamin Whitrow
Clare ...... Gerry Cowper
Policeman ...... Michael Hadley
Percy Bradshaw ...... Simon Brett

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 (b014j422)
Brian Johnston bowls questions galore to Willie Rushton, William Franklyn, Tim Rice and Paul Merton. From October 1992.


FRI 10:00 Lew Wallace - Ben Hur (b007jr5g)
Son of Arrius

Judah Ben Hur has been falsely accused of attempted murder, sent to the galleys and rescued by Arrius of Rome. He now returns in search of his mother and sister.

Lew Wallace's epic tale stars Jamie Glover as Judah Ben Hur.

Ben Hur ...... Jamie Glover
Messala ...... Samuel West
Simonides ...... Bernard Hepton
Ilderim ...... Freddie Jones
Balthasar ...... Michael Hordern
Drusus ...... Ian Masters
Esther ...... Deborah Berlin
Iras ...... Natasha Pyne
Servant ...... Joshua Towb
Passenger ...... Michael Tudor Barnes
Malluch ...... Gavin Muir
Iras ...... Becky Hindley

Michael Gambon reads from the Bible.

Dramatised by Catherine Czerkawska.

Music by Wilfredo Acosta.

Director: Glyn Dearman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1995.


FRI 11:00 AS Byatt - Gode's Story (b007jtb6)
The tragic tale of a brash young sailor and a beautiful miller's daughter.

Sheila Mitchell reads AS Byatt’s fairy tale.

Producer: Pam Fraser Solomon

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1995.


FRI 11:15 Alan Plater - The Devil's Music (b007qss0)
Beacons

Musical detective Megan's mystery melody quest comes full circle when she gets a surprise. Stars Rakie Ayola.


FRI 12:00 The Navy Lark (b01l2td2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 The Burkiss Way (b00jr7fy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 Hercule Poirot (b007jly9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 Wilkie Collins - Who Killed Zebedee? (b007jq12)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 Andrea Levy - Small Island (b0080sd5)
Episode 5

Hortense makes the journey from Jamaica to London, but she only finds disappointment. Stars Nadine Marshall and Don Gilet.


FRI 14:15 This Sceptred Isle (b007jtgk)
The Great Exhibition

Great writers at work, an outbreak of cholera and a grand display in Hyde Park. Anna Massey narrates the story of Britain.


FRI 14:30 Book at Beachtime (b0124v3t)
SJ Watson - Before I Go to Sleep

Episode 5

What if you lost your memory every time you went to sleep?

How would you cope with having to relearn your history every day only to lose it again?

In SJ Watson's desperately compelling and ambitious debut thriller, a woman has no memory of who she is. She lives in the suburbs cared for by her husband, she can't work, she doesn't have any friends, she's trying to live a normal life but she can't remember anything when she wakes up in the morning. Slowly she starts to try and rebuild her memory, to piece together what has happened to her, who she is.

This is Christine's story.

Abridged by Alison Joseph
Read by Stella Gonet
Produced by Lucy Collingwood


FRI 15:00 Lew Wallace - Ben Hur (b007jr5g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b01l2w19)
On the day of the opening ceremony of the London Olympics, Mel Giedroyc hears the story of one of the greatest Olympians and goes down one of the famous London markets.


FRI 17:00 Beachcomber... By the Way (b008d0hd)
Series 2

Episode 3

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 (b007lr4s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 18:00 Simon Guerrier - Graceless (b01l2wcw)
Series 2

The Flood

Have Abby and Zara found a safe haven at last? A flood threatens the townspeople, but something's behind it. Stars Ciara Janson.

Abby - Ciara Janson
Zara - Laura Doddington
Brondle - Michael Cochrane
Wing - Joanna Van Gyseghem
Nina - Daisy Ashford
Soldier - John Banks

Written by Simon Guerrier
Directed by Lisa Bowerman
A Big Finish Production.


FRI 19:00 The Navy Lark (b01l2td2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 The Burkiss Way (b00jr7fy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 Hercule Poirot (b007jly9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 Wilkie Collins - Who Killed Zebedee? (b007jq12)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 AS Byatt - Gode's Story (b007jtb6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 21:15 Alan Plater - The Devil's Music (b007qss0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


FRI 22:00 I've Never Seen Star Wars (b014gmfm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 Old Harry's Game (b007jvjx)
Series 4

Beauty

Satan introduces the Professor and Thomas to Helen of Troy and her plain friend, Daphne. Stars Andy Hamilton. From May 2001.


FRI 23:00 Big Town All Stars (b007jr8x)
Series 1

If You Scratch My Back

A teacher joins a struggling a cappella group to quit geography. Stars Stephen Tompkinson. From February 2000.


FRI 23:30 Lee and Herring's Fist of Fun (b007k272)
London

Bring back Geoffrey to ‘Rainbow’ and some cutting remarks about Lorena Bobbit.

From the BBC Paris Studio, 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 Geoffrey Hayes from ITV kids show Rainbow.

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 (b007zmgl)

AS Byatt - Gode's Story 11:00 FRI (b007jtb6)

AS Byatt - Gode's Story 21:00 FRI (b007jtb6)

After Henry 02:00 SAT (b007k2z7)

After Henry 09:00 FRI (b007jnl5)

Afternoon Reading 21:00 TUE (b00glbkx)

Afternoon Reading 04:00 WED (b00glbkx)

Agatha Raisin 01:00 SAT (b011pv6k)

Alan Plater - The Devil's Music 11:15 WED (b007qx2y)

Alan Plater - The Devil's Music 21:15 WED (b007qx2y)

Alan Plater - The Devil's Music 04:15 THU (b007qx2y)

Alan Plater - The Devil's Music 11:15 THU (b007qvgd)

Alan Plater - The Devil's Music 21:15 THU (b007qvgd)

Alan Plater - The Devil's Music 04:15 FRI (b007qvgd)

Alan Plater - The Devil's Music 11:15 FRI (b007qss0)

Alan Plater - The Devil's Music 21:15 FRI (b007qss0)

Alick Rowe - Operation Lightning Pegasus 06:00 SAT (b007k3cx)

Alick Rowe - Operation Lightning Pegasus 16:00 SAT (b007k3cx)

Alick Rowe - Operation Lightning Pegasus 04:00 SUN (b007k3cx)

All Gas and Gaiters 08:00 SUN (b007jp2q)

All Gas and Gaiters 15:00 SUN (b007jp2q)

All Gas and Gaiters 20:00 SUN (b007jp2q)

All Gas and Gaiters 03:00 MON (b007jp2q)

Ambridge Extra 11:15 SUN (b01l1d6d)

Ambridge Extra 19:15 SUN (b01l1d6d)

Ambridge Extra 02:15 MON (b01l1d6d)

Ambridge Extra 14:15 TUE (b01l1ldn)

Ambridge Extra 14:15 THU (b01l1yrw)

Andrea Levy - Small Island 14:00 MON (b0080jbw)

Andrea Levy - Small Island 14:00 TUE (b0080nxp)

Andrea Levy - Small Island 14:00 WED (b0080q83)

Andrea Levy - Small Island 14:00 THU (b0080qnp)

Andrea Levy - Small Island 14:00 FRI (b0080sd5)

Beachcomber... By the Way 05:00 SAT (b0089jcr)

Beachcomber... By the Way 17:00 FRI (b008d0hd)

Beyond Our Ken 08:00 MON (b00bfd4t)

Beyond Our Ken 12:00 MON (b00bfd4t)

Beyond Our Ken 19:00 MON (b00bfd4t)

Big Town All Stars 23:00 FRI (b007jr8x)

Blake's 7 18:00 SUN (b008hscc)

Blake's 7 00:00 MON (b008hscc)

Bleak Expectations 22:30 THU (b00nyy8s)

Boogie Up the River 09:00 WED (b007jv65)

Boogie Up the River 02:00 THU (b007jv65)

Book at Beachtime 14:30 MON (b0125j6y)

Book at Beachtime 14:30 TUE (b0125m78)

Book at Beachtime 14:30 WED (b0125mth)

Book at Beachtime 14:30 THU (b0125070)

Book at Beachtime 14:30 FRI (b0124v3t)

Brian Gulliver's Travels 07:30 SUN (b01mdg8l)

Brian Gulliver's Travels 22:00 SUN (b01mdg8l)

Brian Gulliver's Travels 09:00 MON (b01mk5nk)

Brian Gulliver's Travels 22:30 MON (b01mk5nk)

Brian Gulliver's Travels 02:00 TUE (b01mk5nk)

Come Away, Come Away! 04:00 SAT (b00s6t4p)

Come Away, Come Away! 11:00 MON (b00s6t4r)

Come Away, Come Away! 21:00 MON (b00s6t4r)

Come Away, Come Away! 04:00 TUE (b00s6t4r)

Comic to Comic 22:30 SUN (b007jw9k)

Creme de la Crime 19:00 SUN (b010j4pb)

Creme de la Crime 02:00 MON (b010j4pb)

Dad's Army 14:30 SAT (b007jqjv)

Dad's Army 08:30 THU (b007jqlx)

Dad's Army 12:30 THU (b007jqlx)

Dad's Army 19:30 THU (b007jqlx)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:00 SUN (b01295q8)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:00 SUN (b01295q8)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 01:00 MON (b01295q8)

Dick Francis - Dead on Red 06:30 TUE (b007jrrl)

Dick Francis - Dead on Red 13:30 TUE (b007jrrl)

Dick Francis - Dead on Red 20:30 TUE (b007jrrl)

Dick Francis - Dead on Red 01:30 WED (b007jrrl)

Dick Francis - Dead on Red 06:30 WED (b007jrv7)

Dick Francis - Dead on Red 13:30 WED (b007jrv7)

Dick Francis - Dead on Red 20:30 WED (b007jrv7)

Dick Francis - Dead on Red 01:30 THU (b007jrv7)

Double Income, No Kids Yet 07:00 MON (b0091nkl)

Double Income, No Kids Yet 17:30 MON (b0091nkl)

Double Income, No Kids Yet 05:30 TUE (b0091nkl)

Ed Doolan Interviews... 08:00 SAT (b00qm9k2)

Ed Doolan Interviews... 15:00 SAT (b00qm9k2)

Ed Doolan Interviews... 01:00 SUN (b00qm9k2)

Four Joneses and a Jenkins 17:00 THU (b007jqlp)

Four Joneses and a Jenkins 05:00 FRI (b007jqlp)

Francis Turnly - Lullaby 00:30 SAT (b00d7jh3)

Goodness Gracious Me 23:00 THU (b00fqbsz)

Hancock's Half Hour 14:00 SAT (b007jnjm)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:00 WED (b007jnmp)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:00 WED (b007jnmp)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:00 WED (b007jnmp)

Hattie Naylor - Ivan and the Dogs 11:15 TUE (b00xfjd5)

Hattie Naylor - Ivan and the Dogs 21:15 TUE (b00xfjd5)

Hattie Naylor - Ivan and the Dogs 04:15 WED (b00xfjd5)

Heated Rollers 22:30 TUE (b007qv82)

Hercule Poirot 06:00 MON (b007jlw5)

Hercule Poirot 13:00 MON (b007jlw5)

Hercule Poirot 20:00 MON (b007jlw5)

Hercule Poirot 01:00 TUE (b007jlw5)

Hercule Poirot 06:00 TUE (b007jlwq)

Hercule Poirot 13:00 TUE (b007jlwq)

Hercule Poirot 20:00 TUE (b007jlwq)

Hercule Poirot 01:00 WED (b007jlwq)

Hercule Poirot 06:00 WED (b007jlx8)

Hercule Poirot 13:00 WED (b007jlx8)

Hercule Poirot 20:00 WED (b007jlx8)

Hercule Poirot 01:00 THU (b007jlx8)

Hercule Poirot 06:00 THU (b007jlxs)

Hercule Poirot 13:00 THU (b007jlxs)

Hercule Poirot 20:00 THU (b007jlxs)

Hercule Poirot 01:00 FRI (b007jlxs)

Hercule Poirot 06:00 FRI (b007jly9)

Hercule Poirot 13:00 FRI (b007jly9)

Hercule Poirot 20:00 FRI (b007jly9)

I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue 07:30 MON (b01ks3v9)

I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue 22:00 MON (b01ks3v9)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 08:30 WED (b00qyqd9)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 12:30 WED (b00qyqd9)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 19:30 WED (b00qyqd9)

I've Never Seen Star Wars 07:30 FRI (b014gmfm)

I've Never Seen Star Wars 22:00 FRI (b014gmfm)

If You're So Clever, Why Aren't You Rich? 23:30 WED (b00sjp2v)

In the Balance 22:30 WED (b007jsg6)

John Peacock - Posters of Montmartre 04:15 SAT (b007ncyz)

Juliet Ace - Young Victoria (Omnibus) 06:00 SUN (b00y1vzm)

Juliet Ace - Young Victoria (Omnibus) 12:00 SUN (b00y1vzm)

King Street Junior 17:00 TUE (b007jml9)

King Street Junior 05:00 WED (b007jml9)

Lee and Herring's Fist of Fun 23:30 FRI (b007k272)

Legal, Decent, Honest and Truthful 09:30 MON (b007k0nh)

Legal, Decent, Honest and Truthful 02:30 TUE (b007k0nh)

Leo Tolstoy - Anna Karenina 03:00 SAT (b007jps2)

Leo Tolstoy - Anna Karenina 10:00 MON (b007jpsj)

Leo Tolstoy - Anna Karenina 15:00 MON (b007jpsj)

Leo Tolstoy - Anna Karenina 03:00 TUE (b007jpsj)

Leo Tolstoy - Anna Karenina 10:00 TUE (b007jpt0)

Leo Tolstoy - Anna Karenina 15:00 TUE (b007jpt0)

Leo Tolstoy - Anna Karenina 03:00 WED (b007jpt0)

Lew Wallace - Ben Hur 10:00 THU (b007jr51)

Lew Wallace - Ben Hur 15:00 THU (b007jr51)

Lew Wallace - Ben Hur 03:00 FRI (b007jr51)

Lew Wallace - Ben Hur 10:00 FRI (b007jr5g)

Lew Wallace - Ben Hur 15:00 FRI (b007jr5g)

Like They've Never Been Gone 17:00 MON (b00954vf)

Like They've Never Been Gone 05:00 TUE (b00954vf)

Listen to Les 08:30 TUE (b01696lw)

Listen to Les 12:30 TUE (b01696lw)

Listen to Les 19:30 TUE (b01696lw)

Loose Ends 11:15 MON (b01kxzy2)

Loose Ends 21:15 MON (b01kxzy2)

Loose Ends 04:15 TUE (b01kxzy2)

McLevy 13:15 SAT (b007jw5w)

McLevy 03:15 SUN (b007jw5w)

Mel's Mix: The Best of The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 SUN (b01l1d8c)

My Teenage Diary 07:30 WED (b01ks9zd)

My Teenage Diary 22:00 WED (b01ks9zd)

Nigel Planer - On the Ceiling 10:00 WED (b01l1vy1)

Nigel Planer - On the Ceiling 15:00 WED (b01l1vy1)

Nigel Planer - On the Ceiling 03:00 THU (b01l1vy1)

Old Harry's Game 07:30 THU (b01kt443)

Old Harry's Game 22:00 THU (b01kt443)

Old Harry's Game 22:30 FRI (b007jvjx)

On the Town with the League of Gentlemen 23:00 SUN (b007k1z7)

P Division 23:00 SAT (b007jnr9)

PG Wodehouse 17:00 WED (b00c075v)

PG Wodehouse 05:00 THU (b00c075v)

RL Stevenson - Treasure Island 13:30 SUN (b007jwxp)

RL Stevenson - Treasure Island 03:30 MON (b007jwxp)

Roald Dahl 09:00 SUN (b0140f1v)

Roald Dahl 16:30 SUN (b0140f1v)

Roald Dahl 05:00 MON (b0140f1v)

Robb Wilton: I Should Say So 11:45 SUN (b01l1d4z)

Robb Wilton: I Should Say So 19:45 SUN (b01l1d4z)

Robb Wilton: I Should Say So 02:45 MON (b01l1d4z)

Robin and Wendy's Wet Weekends 07:00 THU (b007js43)

Robin and Wendy's Wet Weekends 17:30 THU (b007js43)

Robin and Wendy's Wet Weekends 05:30 FRI (b007js43)

Rudy's Rare Records 23:30 THU (b00nsfzp)

Saturday Stand-Up 22:00 SAT (b0101jpz)

Short Stories by Francis Wyndham 11:00 TUE (b01l471g)

Short Stories by Francis Wyndham 11:00 WED (b01l4721)

Short Stories by Francis Wyndham 21:00 WED (b01l4721)

Short Stories by Francis Wyndham 04:00 THU (b01l4721)

Short Stories by Francis Wyndham 11:00 THU (b01l472p)

Short Stories by Francis Wyndham 21:00 THU (b01l472p)

Short Stories by Francis Wyndham 04:00 FRI (b01l472p)

Short Stories by John McGahern 10:45 SUN (b00p1hnx)

Short Stories by John McGahern 21:45 SUN (b00p1hnx)

Short Stories by John McGahern 01:45 MON (b00p1hnx)

Simon Guerrier - Graceless 18:00 MON (b01l1h2g)

Simon Guerrier - Graceless 00:00 TUE (b01l1h2g)

Simon Guerrier - Graceless 18:00 TUE (b01l1lpf)

Simon Guerrier - Graceless 00:00 WED (b01l1lpf)

Simon Guerrier - Graceless 18:00 WED (b01l1wsj)

Simon Guerrier - Graceless 00:00 THU (b01l1wsj)

Simon Guerrier - Graceless 18:00 THU (b01l1zzx)

Simon Guerrier - Graceless 00:00 FRI (b01l1zzx)

Simon Guerrier - Graceless 18:00 FRI (b01l2wcw)

Sketchorama 07:30 TUE (b01ks53l)

Sketchorama 22:00 TUE (b01ks53l)

Sneakiepeeks 09:30 TUE (b00p6307)

Sneakiepeeks 02:30 WED (b00p6307)

Spike Milligan - I Like Spike 17:30 SUN (b00yqqsd)

Steptoe and Son 08:30 MON (b00shdzy)

Steptoe and Son 12:30 MON (b00shdzy)

Steptoe and Son 19:30 MON (b00shdzy)

Stories of Ray Bradbury 18:30 SAT (b00tgcgq)

Stories of Ray Bradbury 00:30 SUN (b00tgcgq)

Strange Weather Days 07:15 SUN (b007jxfx)

Strange Weather Days 13:15 SUN (b007jxfx)

Street and Lane 09:30 WED (b00v8lr4)

Street and Lane 02:30 THU (b00v8lr4)

Take It From June 09:00 SAT (b011p0j2)

Take It From June 19:00 SAT (b011p0j2)

Terry Pratchett 00:00 SAT (b007jmq9)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 MON (b01l1h30)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 TUE (b01l1lpk)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 WED (b01l1wq0)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 THU (b01l1ysb)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 FRI (b01l2w19)

The Burkiss Way 08:30 FRI (b00jr7fy)

The Burkiss Way 12:30 FRI (b00jr7fy)

The Burkiss Way 19:30 FRI (b00jr7fy)

The Clitheroe Kid 08:30 SUN (b007jszx)

The Clitheroe Kid 15:30 SUN (b007jszx)

The Clitheroe Kid 20:30 SUN (b007jszx)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 SUN (b01ljygq)

The Comedy Club Interviews 23:25 THU (b01ljyj5)

The Curried Goat Show 23:00 TUE (b007k484)

The Diary of Samuel Pepys Omnibus 12:00 SAT (b01l1c0z)

The Diary of Samuel Pepys Omnibus 02:00 SUN (b01l1c0z)

The Doomed Oasis, by Hammond Innes 01:30 SAT (b007jsrw)

The Doomed Oasis, by Hammond Innes 06:30 MON (b007k372)

The Doomed Oasis, by Hammond Innes 13:30 MON (b007k372)

The Doomed Oasis, by Hammond Innes 20:30 MON (b007k372)

The Doomed Oasis, by Hammond Innes 01:30 TUE (b007k372)

The Goon Show 08:00 TUE (b007jp91)

The Goon Show 12:00 TUE (b007jp91)

The Goon Show 19:00 TUE (b007jp91)

The Guessing Game 09:30 THU (b01l1y0t)

The Guessing Game 02:30 FRI (b01l1y0t)

The Leopard in Autumn 07:00 WED (b00s3bcz)

The Leopard in Autumn 17:30 WED (b00s3bcz)

The Leopard in Autumn 05:30 THU (b00s3bcz)

The Long Hot Satsuma 23:00 WED (b00mzf52)

The Masterson Inheritance 23:30 TUE (b007jstr)

The Navy Lark 08:00 FRI (b01l2td2)

The Navy Lark 12:00 FRI (b01l2td2)

The Navy Lark 19:00 FRI (b01l2td2)

The Now Show 23:00 MON (b01kt7d7)

The Now Show 09:00 TUE (b01kt7d7)

The Now Show 02:00 WED (b01kt7d7)

The Patrick and Maureen Maybe Music Experience 05:30 SAT (b007k4xw)

The Patrick and Maureen Maybe Music Experience 07:00 FRI (b007lr4s)

The Patrick and Maureen Maybe Music Experience 17:30 FRI (b007lr4s)

The Shuttleworths 23:30 SUN (b007k4tn)

The Wordsmiths at Gorsemere 09:00 THU (b00bx21n)

The Wordsmiths at Gorsemere 02:00 FRI (b00bx21n)

The Write Stuff 17:30 SAT (b01c7wx4)

The Write Stuff 05:30 SUN (b01c7wx4)

This Sceptred Isle 14:15 MON (b007jtg5)

This Sceptred Isle 14:15 WED (b007jtgc)

This Sceptred Isle 14:15 FRI (b007jtgk)

Trivia Test Match 02:30 SAT (b007xxkt)

Trivia Test Match 09:30 FRI (b014j422)

Two Doors Down 07:00 TUE (b008gbvs)

Two Doors Down 17:30 TUE (b008gbvs)

Two Doors Down 05:30 WED (b008gbvs)

Wally K Daly 18:00 SAT (b007nfs5)

Wally K Daly 00:00 SUN (b007nfs5)

Wilkie Collins - Who Killed Zebedee? 06:30 THU (b007jq0p)

Wilkie Collins - Who Killed Zebedee? 13:30 THU (b007jq0p)

Wilkie Collins - Who Killed Zebedee? 20:30 THU (b007jq0p)

Wilkie Collins - Who Killed Zebedee? 01:30 FRI (b007jq0p)

Wilkie Collins - Who Killed Zebedee? 06:30 FRI (b007jq12)

Wilkie Collins - Who Killed Zebedee? 13:30 FRI (b007jq12)

Wilkie Collins - Who Killed Zebedee? 20:30 FRI (b007jq12)

Yes Minister 08:00 THU (b007jlbc)

Yes Minister 12:00 THU (b007jlbc)

Yes Minister 19:00 THU (b007jlbc)

Yes Yes Yes 07:30 SAT (b00t2y92)