Radio-Lists Home Now on 4Extra Contact

RADIO-LISTS: BBC RADIO 4 Extra
Unofficial Weekly Listings for BBC Radio 4 Extra — supported by bbc.co.uk/programmes/



SATURDAY 04 AUGUST 2012

SAT 00:00 MR James (b00pf4xf)
MR James Stories

The Rose Garden

Mary and George Goodman are renovating an old house in rural Essex. When they remove an ancient post from the back garden, it opens a doorway to the region's turbulent past.

Derek Jacobi - as the voice of MR James - introduces classic ghost stories.

Dramatised by Chris Harrald.

Stars Anton Lesser as George, Carolyn Pickles as Mary, Susan Jameson as Miss Wilkins, Simon Treves as Judge Nashe and Ben Crowe as Jim.

Producer: Gemma Jenkins

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2007.


SAT 00:15 Arthur C Clarke Stories (b010m6lf)
The Nine Billion Names of God

Superiority

In war, the more technologically advanced side can still be defeated. John Shrapnel reads Arthur C Clarke's short story.


SAT 00:30 John Wyndham - The Day of the Triffids (b007jrh9)
Episode 4

Bill Masen is horrified by what he discovers in London, but manages to rescue a girl from danger. Cult novel read by Roger May.


SAT 01:00 Miss Marple (b007jnp6)
At Bertram's Hotel

Episode 5

The police ask Miss Marple to take part in a little experiment.

Conclusion of Agatha Christie's whodunit starring June Whitfield as Miss Marple.

Miss Marple ...... June Whitfield
Inspector Davy ...... Frederick Jaeger
Sir Ronald Graves ...... Patrick Allen
Canon Pennyfather ...... Maurice Denham
Bess Sedgwick ...... Sian Phillips
Miss Gorringe ...... Jillie Meers
Elvira Blake ...... Tracy Wiles
Bridget ...... Sarah Plowright
Ladislaus Malinowski ...... Gavin Muir
Sergeant Waddell ...... Ross Livingstone

Dramatised by Michael Bakewell

Director: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1995.


SAT 01:30 Raffles (m0001p3l)
Series 2

5. A Trap To Catch A Cracksman

When an American pugilist boasts of inventing a trap to catch the cleverest cracksman alive, it’s a challenge Raffles is quite unable to resist - with disastrous consequences...

EW Hornung's Raffles stories about the 'gentleman thief' starring Jeremy Clyde

Dramatised by David Buck.

AJ Raffles ...... Jeremy Clyde
Bunny Manders ...... Michael Cochrane
Inspector Mackenzie ...... Henry Stamper
Maguire ...... Alan Tilvern
Hambone ...... Peter Banks
Cruncher ...... Michael Deacon
Ruby ...... Frances Jeater
Cabbie ...... Alan Dudley.

Signature tune composed by Jim Parker.

Director: Gordon House

A BBC Radio 4/ BBC World Service production first broadcast in June 1988.


SAT 02:00 After Henry (b007jnsf)
Series 2

The Married Man

'Many people have found that a couple of months negotiating gear levers in golf-club car parks can rather take the edge off romance.'

Clare's latest love affair proves difficult to keep secret from granny Eleanor.

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

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 (b00nj7cl)
Episode 7

Umpire Brian Johnston poses the questions to Willie Rushton, Denise Coffey, Tim Rice and Bill Tidy. From September 1992.


SAT 03:00 David Wade - Alexander (b007jx30)
Preparation of the Sacrifice

Young Alexander goes into battle to prove his manhood, meanwhile King Philip's remarriage plans cause tension....

Michael Maloney, Barry Foster and Simon Ward star in David Wade's serial on the life of Alexander the Great.

Alexander ...... Michael Maloney
Spirit of Achilles ...... Barry Foster
Spirit of Patroclus ...... Simon Ward
King Philip of Macedon ...... Brian Cox
Hephaistion ...... Alex Jennings
Queen Olympias ...... Geraldine James
Ptolemy ...... Julian Rhind-Tutt
Philotas ...... Michael Onslow
Pusanias ...... James Telfer
Aristander ...... Barry Gordon
Demaratos ...... John Evitts
Parmenion ...... John Rye
Antipatros ...... David March
Demosthene ...... Malcolm Sinclair
Attalos ...... John Baddeley

Music: Wilfredo Acosta

Director: Glyn Dearman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1993.


SAT 04:00 Margaret Bonham - The Casino (b007tzqb)
The Professor's Daughter

Four-year-old Britta and her fearful imagination cause social embarrassment for Miss Jenner. Read by Emma Fielding.


SAT 04:15 Roger McGough - Summer With Monika (b00bws4x)
Dramatisation of poet Roger McGough's iconic, magical tale of love in the 1960s. Stars Mark McGann and Katy Carmichael.


SAT 04:50 Roger McGough - Postscript: Summer With Monika (b00bwsdj)
Talking about the enigmatic muse for his 1960s magical poem of love, Roger McGough reveals who Monika really was.


SAT 05:00 Beachcomber... By the Way (b008g29h)
Series 2

Episode 4

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


SAT 05:30 I've Never Seen Star Wars (b014gsmn)
Series 4

Frank Skinner

Marcus Brigstocke invites comedian Frank Skinner to try 4 new things, including getting a spray tan and eating Jugged Hare.

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.


SAT 06:00 Ken Kesey - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (b0089hkg)
Committed to a mental institution in 1950s America, the rebellious and psychopathic McMurphy confronts the harsh, unforgiving discipline of Nurse Ratched.

Starring Bob Sherman as Randle Patrick McMurphy, Margaret Robertson as Nurse Ratched, William Roberts as Dale Harding and Kerry Shale as Billy Bibbet.

Martyn Read was commissioned in 1987 by the BBC World Service to adapt the play from Dale Wasserman's stage show based on Ken Kesey's novel.

Produced by David Hitchinson for the BBC World Service.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1989.


SAT 07:30 Yes Yes Yes (b00t8xfp)
Series 1

The Last Stand

John Rawling relives the cricket-packed drama of the second Test between England and West Indies at Lord's in 1963.


SAT 08:00 Ed Doolan Interviews... (b00qg3wg)
Joe Brown

Legendary rock 'n' roll singer Joe Brown chooses some of his favourite songs - and looks back over his long career in showbiz.


SAT 09:00 The Workin's of Perkins: The Radio Life of Geoffrey Perkins (b00pk92h)
When British comedy stalwart Geoffrey Perkins died suddenly in 2008 aged 55, he left behind a legacy of programmes that few can equal.

He was involved in ground-breaking TV productions like Spitting Image, Father Ted and The Fast Show. He also kick-started the careers of the likes of Ben Elton and Harry Enfield. However, Perkins' roots were in radio.

His friend and colleague Angus Deayton presents this 3 hour showcase tribute to the producer, writer and performer: Featuring:

* Radio Active,
Series 1 Ep 2/6: Bedrock (Mike Flex Breakfast Show)
The National Local Radio Station offers advice for nuclear war plus guests Status Quid. Stars Geoffrey Perkins, Angus Deayton, Helen Atkinson-Wood, Michael Fenton Stevens and Philip Pope. From 1981.

* Hordes of the Things
Ep 1/4:
The kingdom of Albion is in peril. Andrew Marshall and John Lloyd's epic Tolkien parody with Paul Eddington, Miriam Margolyes and Simon Callow. From 1980.

* Legal, Decent, Honest and Truthful
Series 1 Ep 1/6:
Ken Handley pitches to a motorway services chain. Advertising satire starring Martin Jarvis and Wendy Richard. From 1982

* Ernest Fontwell Versus The Experts
The Communications Experts/The Holiday Experts
How to beat the fiends in white coats and overalls at their own game. Two episodes of this 1979 comedy starring Frank Thornton and Patsy Rowlands.

* The 27-Year Itch
Series 2: Ep 1/6 The Family That Stays Together Lives Apart
Marital mayhem comedy starring Hugh Paddick and Betty Marsden. From 1980.

* The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
The Secondary Phase (6/6) Fit The Twelth
Arthur and Zaphod learn some unpalatable home truths. Stars Peter Jones. From 1980.

Producer: Mik Wilkojc
Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in 2009.


SAT 11:30 The Jason Explanation of... (b007jq20)
Communications

David Jason gets chatty with animals and plants - and can a medium reach Doris's dead husband to find out where his money is?

With Sheila Steafel and Royce Mills.

Following in the footsteps of Lord Clark, Dr Bronowski and Professor Galbraith, David Jason unravels the mysteries of the universe and the meaning of life.

Written by Colin Bostock Smith, Andy Hamilton, Barry Pilton and Alastair Beaton.

Music by John Owen Edwards

Producer: Geoffrey Perkins

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 4 in September 1977.


SAT 12:00 Writing the Century - Omnibus (b01lphg5)
The Secret Diary of Agnes Keith

Exploring the 20th century for real people. Dramatisation of Agnes Keith's diaries of her experience in a Japanese PoW camp.


SAT 13:15 McLevy (b007jw3d)
Series 3

Servant of the Crown

With a royal visit due, the detective joins Her Majesty's protection squad to hunt down a deadly assassin. Starring Brian Cox.


SAT 14:00 Listen to Les (b00ttpnd)
From 28/12/1980

Les Dawson presents mafia mayhem, randy Cosmo Smallpiece plus another piano sing-along.

With Daphne Oxenford and Colin Edwynn.

Music by Brian Fitzgerald.

Scripted and produced by James Casey.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in December 1980.


SAT 14:30 Dad's Army (b007jqpj)
Series 3

The Royal Train

Captain Mainwaring gets up steam when the Home Guard platoon receive sealed orders regarding the King.

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
Vicar …. Frank Williams
Announcer/Newsreader …. John Snagge

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1976.


SAT 15:00 Ed Doolan Interviews... (b00qg3wg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SAT 16:00 Ken Kesey - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (b0089hkg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 I've Never Seen Star Wars (b014gsmn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 05:30 today]


SAT 18:00 The Scarifyers (b00hwyq1)
For King and Country

Episode 2

MI-13's Lionheart and Dunning are after the Faraday Murderer. What's the link to ghost hunter Price? Stars Nicholas Courtney.


SAT 18:30 Schalken the Painter by Sheridan Le Fanu (b007sw35)
2. The Deal

The ghoulish Vanderhausen seals his deal with Rose's uncle who is unaware that his pupil Godfrey Schalken is in love with her...

Ian McDiarmid concludes the unabridged reading of Sheridan Le Fanu's supernatural tale.

Producer: Lawrence Jackson

Made for BBC 7 by BBC Northern Ireland.

First broadcast in June 2005.


SAT 19:00 The Workin's of Perkins: The Radio Life of Geoffrey Perkins (b00pk92h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 21:30 The Jason Explanation of... (b007jq20)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:30 today]


SAT 22:00 Saturday Stand-Up (b01ljy0d)
The World of Pete and Dud

Pioneering duo Peter Cook and Dudley Moore perform some of their greatest sketches from 'A Bit of a Chat' to 'Art Gallery'.


SAT 22:45 Ivor Cutler - A Wet Handle (b00cl648)
Episode 2

'Walking Down the Road' and 'The Jambeena Body Affair'.

Music, prosaic idiosyncrasy and whimsy from the unique Ivor Cutler. With Alison O'Kill and Craig Murray-Orr.

Producer: Neil Cargill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in June 1997.


SAT 23:00 VI Warshawski (b0089j85)
Killing Orders

Remembrance of Things Past

Chicago private eye, VI Warshawski, is not happy to be asked for help by her Aunt Rosa who hates her - and the feeling's mutual...

Sara Paretsky's thriller stars Kathleen Turner as VI Warshawski.

Roger Ferrant ...... Martin Shaw
Gabriella ...... Avril Clark
Albert ...... William Hootkins
Rosa ...... Eileen Way
Father Carroll ...... Don Fellows
Father Pelly ...... Colin Stinton
Father Jablonski ...... Peter Penry-Jones

Sara Paretsky created one of the most popular female sleuths in modern crime fiction. Her heroine, VI Warshawski, is a strong female character in a male-dominated world. VI is comfortable packing heat and trailing nasty suspects but she never loses touch with her basic femininity.

Paretsky says of her Warshawski: "I was troubled by the way women were portrayed in (detective fiction) they always seemed either evil or powerless. I thought it was time for a tough, smart, likeable female private investigator".

Kathleen Turner also starred in the same role in the 1991 film 'VI Warshawski'.

Dramatised by Michelene Wandor.

Director: Janet Whitaker

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1991.


SAT 23:30 Stephen King - Blaze (b00g2ch3)
Episode 1

George is dead, but he's got a con job for Blaze, who can still hear him. William Hope reads Stephen King's 'lost' thriller.


SAT 23:45 Pulp Fiction (b00fwcqf)
Series 1

Divide and Conquer

Tommy's casino chain is doing nicely until some new blood muscles in. Jack Ritchie's classic thriller, read by Peter Marinker.



SUNDAY 05 AUGUST 2012

SUN 00:00 The Scarifyers (b00hwyq1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 00:30 Schalken the Painter by Sheridan Le Fanu (b007sw35)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 Ed Doolan Interviews... (b00qg3wg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:00 Writing the Century - Omnibus (b01lphg5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 on Saturday]


SUN 03:15 McLevy (b007jw3d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:15 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 Ken Kesey - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (b0089hkg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 I've Never Seen Star Wars (b014gsmn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 05:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 Andrea Levy - Small Island Omnibus (b0081qx0)
Episode 2

Arriving from Jamaica, Hortense discovers post-war England is cold and dreary. She gets to know her landlady Queenie. With Nadine Marshall.


SUN 07:15 Strange Weather Days (b007jxg6)
Series 1

Windy City

Helen Young talks to witnesses and experts about the last century's worst tornado in London's Gunnersbury, on 8th December 1954.


SUN 07:30 Brian Gulliver's Travels (b01mqq6h)
Series 2

Kognitia

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 Kognitia where selective memory is taken to a new extreme.

Brian Gulliver ..... Neil Pearson
Rachel Gulliver ..... Mariah Gale
Kalmena ..... Debra Stephenson
Lamet ..... Duncan Wisbey
Door ..... Harry Livingstone
PA ..... Amaka Okafor

Producer: Steven Canny

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2012.


SUN 08:00 The Betty Witherspoon Show (b01lk58m)
From 04/05/1974

The Younger Generation exposed and a rollicking trip to Rasputin's Russia!

Kenneth Williams and Ted Ray cross their comedy swords.

Characters, songs and sketches with Miriam Margolyes and Nigel Rees

Music by Neil Innes.

Script by Michael Wale and Joe Steeples.

Producer: Simon Brett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in May 1974.


SUN 08:30 The Clitheroe Kid (b007jnhl)
Series 9

The Evils of Tomato Juice

The cheeky schoolboy screws up after Alfie finds a cash wad from a boozy stag night. Stars Jimmy Clitheroe. From October 1965.


SUN 09:00 Jules Verne - Around the World in Eighty Days (b007jty4)
An Over-Hurried Departure

In which a bet is made, the Bank of England is robbed and the gas is left on. Eccentric gentleman, Phileas Fogg's new valet Passepartout had been hoping for a quiet life...

Starring Leslie Phillips as Phileas Fogg, Yves Aubert as Passepartout, Jim Broadbent as Sergeant Fix and Ronald Fraser as Lord Albermarle.

Jules Verne's classic story dramatised in four parts by Terry James.

Music: Wilfredo Acosta.

Director Janet Whitaker

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1991.


SUN 10:00 Desert Island Discs: Longplay (b01lk6nc)
Lord Coe

An extended edition of the Desert Island Discs of the chairman of the London 2012 Olympics, first broadcast in late 2009 on Radio 4. Presented by Kirsty Young.


SUN 11:00 Marriott's Monologues (b00sp4g9)
Roy Hudd

More of the famous monologues of Marriott Edgar. Roy Hudd performs 'Jonah and the Grampus' and 'Gunner Joe'.


SUN 11:15 Ambridge Extra (b01lk6wm)
Series 3 - Omnibus

Episode 5

As Kate and Lucas take steps on a journey of reconciliation, another more lighthearted journey is beginning. Harry, Jazzer, Fallon and Kirsty go on a road trip to Edinburgh.


SUN 11:45 Robb Wilton: I Should Say So (b01lk6wp)
Series 1

The Bigamist

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 - trying to solve a tricky marital problem?

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

Written by Allen Saddler.
Produced at BBC Bristol by Brian Miller

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1986.


SUN 12:00 Andrea Levy - Small Island Omnibus (b0081qx0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SUN 13:15 Strange Weather Days (b007jxg6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today]


SUN 13:30 Bernard Pomerance - The Elephant Man (b007k2by)
A disfigured man is rescued from a Victorian freak show. But what is 'normality'? Powerful drama starring Gerard Murphy.


SUN 15:00 The Betty Witherspoon Show (b01lk58m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 15:30 The Clitheroe Kid (b007jnhl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 16:00 Mel's Mix: The Best of The 4 O'Clock Show (b01lk6xy)
Mel Giedroyc introduces highlights from the past week's 4 O'Clock Show including shampooing bulls, a visit to a ballet school and a tour of a disused London underground station.


SUN 16:30 Jules Verne - Around the World in Eighty Days (b007jty4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SUN 17:00 Catherine Fisher - Incarceron (b011pkp9)
Episode 1

In a dystopian future, two teenagers trapped in different worlds make contact via a magical crystal key. Stars Joshua Jenkins.


SUN 17:30 John Wyndham - No Place Like Earth (b01lk78f)
4 Extra Debut. Dan Rebellato examines the impact of writer John Wyndham, creator of The Day of the Triffids, upon science fiction today.


SUN 18:00 Blake's 7 (b008lyl8)
Liberator

Old friendships are broken and unwilling alliances are forged, as the space outlaws are forced to compromise the rebellion. Stars Derek Riddell and Colin Salmon.


SUN 19:00 Marriott's Monologues (b00sp4g9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 19:15 Ambridge Extra (b01lk6wm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


SUN 19:45 Robb Wilton: I Should Say So (b01lk6wp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:45 today]


SUN 20:00 The Betty Witherspoon Show (b01lk58m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 20:30 The Clitheroe Kid (b007jnhl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 21:00 Desert Island Discs: Longplay (b01lk6nc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


SUN 22:00 Brian Gulliver's Travels (b01mqq6h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 22:30 Comic to Comic (b0081mmm)
Series 2

Adam Hills

The champion of celebratory comedy, Adam Hills chats about some of his most memorable gigs.

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 Febuary 2006.


SUN 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b01m0dqt)
From 10pm - midnight, Sunday to Friday, the Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. Plus Arthur Smith chats a little more to comedian Lucy Porter.


SUN 23:00 On the Town with the League of Gentlemen (b0080p90)
Go to Joan Glover

An educational theatre troupe with an unusual agenda visit the school in the 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 (b007m950)
John Shuttleworth's Open Mind

Vampires

On the trail of vampires, John Shuttleworth visits Whitby.

But when the investigation hits full tilt he gets worried about the health of next-door neighbour Ken Worthington. Could he be Dracula's latest victim?

Sheffield's premier singer-songwriter continues his probe into unsolved phenomena.

With a guest appearance by Fame Academy's Alistair Griffin.

Written and performed by Graham Fellows.

Additional material by Dean Wilkinson.

Producer: Dawn Ellis

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2006.



MONDAY 06 AUGUST 2012

MON 00:00 Blake's 7 (b008lyl8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 Desert Island Discs: Longplay (b01lk6nc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:00 Marriott's Monologues (b00sp4g9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:15 Ambridge Extra (b01lk6wm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Sunday]


MON 02:45 Robb Wilton: I Should Say So (b01lk6wp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:45 on Sunday]


MON 03:30 Bernard Pomerance - The Elephant Man (b007k2by)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:30 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Jules Verne - Around the World in Eighty Days (b007jty4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 Catherine Fisher - Incarceron (b011pkp9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 Wimsey (b00s8kxl)
Have His Carcase

1. The Evidence of the Corpse

When crime author Harriet Vane finds a body, debonair sleuth, Lord Peter Wimsey investigates.

Ian Carmichael stars as Lord Peter Wimsey.

Adapted for radio in six episodes by Alistair Beaton.

Lord Peter Wimsey …. Ian Carmichael
Harriet Vane …. Maria Aitken
Inspector Umpelty …. Nigel Stock
Haviland Martin …. Warren Clarke
Mrs. Weldon …. Isabel Dean
Julian Perkins …. Richard O'Callaghan
Saunders …. John Webb
Mr. Hearn …. Alexander John
Narrator …. John Westbrook

British gentleman detective Lord Peter Wimsey features in a number of detective novels and short stories by English crime writer, Dorothy L Sayers. Have His Carcase was first published in 1932.

Classy and sharp-witted, aristocratic amateur sleuth Lord Peter Bredon Wimsey was born in 1890 and educated at Eton and Oxford, before serving in the military during the First World War.

Ian Carmichael appeared as Lord Peter Wimsey for BBC Radio from 1973 to 1983, in addition to the BBC TV adaptations that were broadcast between 1972 and 1975.

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1981.


MON 06:30 Raffles (m0001qm0)
Series 2

6. The Gift of the Emperor

Raffles plans the most daring enterprise of his career - the theft of a jewel worth £100,000.

But Inspector Mackenzie is hot on his trail. Could the intrepid cracksman's luck finally run out?

EW Hornung's Raffles stories about the 'gentleman thief' starring Jeremy Clyde

Dramatised by David Buck.

AJ Raffles ...... Jeremy Clyde
Bunny Manders ...... Michael Cochrane
Inspector Mackenzie ...... Henry Stamper
Von Heumann ...... Frederick Jaeger
Miss Werner ...... Zelah Clarke
Captain ...... Alan Dudley
Steward ...... Stephen Rashbrook

Signature tune composed by Jim Parker.

Director: Gordon House

A BBC Radio 4/ BBC World Service production first broadcast in July 1988.


MON 07:00 Double Income, No Kids Yet (b0094wj8)
Series 3

Episode 6

Friends are getting divorced, accountants are living as cavemen and 87-year-old women are having triplets.

Have Daniel and Lucy finally had enough of dealing with other people's problems?

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

Starring David Tennant as Daniel, Liz Carling as Lucy, Tracy-Ann Oberman as Katie, Tony Gardner as Andy, Carla Mendonca as Linda and Jonathan Aris as Steve.

Producer: Liz Anstee

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2003.


MON 07:30 I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue (b01l7qxc)
Series 57

Episode 6

Back for a second week at the Rose Theatre in Kingston-upon-Thames, regulars Barry Cryer, Graeme Garden and Tim Brooke-Taylor are joined on the panel by Ross Noble, with Jack Dee in the chair. Piano accompaniment is provided by Colin Sell. Producer - Jon Naismith.


MON 08:00 Beyond Our Ken (b00c0g2k)
Kenneth Horne and the team present their spin on Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and put cricket to rights.


MON 08:30 Steptoe and Son (b007jlb0)
Series 2

Pilgrim's Progress

Old soldier Albert is eager to revisit the World War One battlefields of Flanders, but Harold's in the mood to mock.

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

Following the conclusion of their hugely successful association with Tony Hancock, writers Ray Galton and Alan Simpson wrote 10 pilots for the BBC TV's Comedy Playhouse in 1962. The Offer was set in a house with a yard full of junk, featuring the lives of rag and bone men Albert Steptoe and his son Harold and it was the spark for a run of 8 series for TV.

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

Produced by Bobby Jaye

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in June 1967.


MON 09:00 Clare in the Community (b00sj5z7)
Series 6

Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire

Sony Award-winning comedy. Caring social worker Clare Barker is now Acting Team Leader at the Family Centre. Stars Sally Phillips. From May 2010.


MON 09:30 Legal, Decent, Honest and Truthful (b007jvrj)
Series 1

Episode 4

Cigarettes or no smoking? Ken is in a dilemma over two ad campaigns. Stars Martin Jarvis and Wendy Richard. From January 1982.


MON 10:00 David Wade - Alexander (b007jx34)
The Road to Gordium

Warrior Alexander becomes King of Macedon and sets out to conquer the world.

Michael Maloney and Barry Foster star in David Wade's serial on the life of Alexander the Great.

Alexander ...... Michael Maloney
Spirit of Achilles ...... Barry Foster
Spirit of Patroclus ...... Simon Ward
Hephaistion ...... Alex Jennings
Queen Olympias ...... Geraldine James
Darius ...... Charles Kay
Harpalos ...... Dominic Letts
Perdikkas ...... Mark Straker
Charidemos ...... Jonathan Adams
Ptolemy ...... Julian Rhind-Tutt
Philotas ...... Michael Onslow
Anteas ...... Barry Gordon
Simmias ...... John Evitts
Antipatros ...... David March
Demosthene ...... Malcolm Sinclair
Nabarzanes ...... John Baddeley

Music: Wilfredo Acosta

Director: Glyn Dearman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1993.


MON 11:00 Defining Moments (b01930jj)
Series 2

The Lost Weekend

By Hugo Kelly. A single woman gets away for a weekend. Read by Katherine Parkinson.


MON 11:15 Loose Ends (b01ldg63)
Peggy Seeger, Tim Piggott-Smith, Robert Llewellyn and Kayvan Novak

Clive is cast away to Prospero's magical isle with the award-winning actor, Tim Pigott-Smith, who stars as the marooned Duke of Milan in Adrian Noble's production of 'The Tempest' at the Theatre Royal Bath later this month. It's a world of spirits and monsters, mistaken identity and sweet romance - but where does the reality end and fantasy begin? After all, ''We are such stuff as dreams are made on".

Clive navigates his way to calmer waters and dry land where he meets The Man in the Rubber Mask, otherwise known as Robert Llewellyn or Kryten from Red Dwarf. Robert's novel, 'News from Gardenia', presents a utopian vision of Great Britain in the future, as seen through the eyes of a man from the present.

Nikki dials up 'Fonejacker' Kayvan Novak in his alter-ego role of Terry Tibbs, the used car salesman. Terry's now got his own prime time chat show, 'Verry Terry', which sees him interviewing a variety of celebrity guests. First up for the Terry treatment are all round tough guy, Mickey Rourke, and TV presenter, Anthea Turner. 'Verry Terry' is part of Channel 4's 'Funny Fortnight' on Thursday 16th August at 10pm.

American folk legend and grande dame, Peggy Seeger, talks to Clive about her new album 'Folksploitation', which sees her in an unlikely collaboration with the experimental dance music producer Broadcaster. She will also perform the original acoustic version of 'First Time Ever I Saw Your Face' - the song her husband Ewan McColl wrote for her when they first met in 1957.

Further musical entertainment comes from the soulful pop sensation Eugene McGuinness who plays 'Shotgun' from his new album 'The Invitation to the Voyage'.

Producer: Cathie Mahoney.


MON 12:00 Beyond Our Ken (b00c0g2k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 Steptoe and Son (b007jlb0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 Wimsey (b00s8kxl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 Raffles (m0001qm0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 Andrea Levy - Small Island (b0081ry7)
Episode 11

Queenie's soldier husband Bernard explains how Indian independence is spelling the end of the Empire. Stars Stephen Tompkinson.


MON 14:15 This Sceptred Isle (b007jthl)
Church and State

Growth in population, expansion of the Church and the birth of the Civil Service. Bite-sized history narrated by Anna Massey.


MON 14:30 Colin Clark - My Week With Marilyn (b01llfj1)
Episode 1

How Colin Clark became Marilyn Monroe's confidante during the filming of 'The Prince and the Showgirl'. Read by Samuel Barnett.


MON 14:45 Peter O'Toole - Loitering With Intent (b01llg4b)
Episode 6

The Lawrence of Arabia star reads from his memoir, including getting an audition at RADA (with a little help from George Bernard Shaw).


MON 15:00 David Wade - Alexander (b007jx34)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b01llg4d)
Ever lost the battle with a piece of flat-packed furniture? Or removed a wall that really shouldn't have been removed? In today's programme, Mel Giedroyc hears from a DIY rescue agent, and finds out whether it's true we only use 10 per cent of our brains - in home improvements, or anything else.


MON 17:00 Like They've Never Been Gone (b009mbjl)
Series 1

Episode 4

Despite their successful comeback tour, Tommy and Sheila aren't in the money.

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, Edward Halsted, Rachel Smith, Chris Pavlo, Paul Rogan and Steven Rhodes.

Singers: John Barr and Lisa Peace.

Music by Frido Ruth.

Producer: Steve Doherty

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1998.


MON 17:30 Double Income, No Kids Yet (b0094wj8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 18:00 MR James (b00pfljb)
MR James Stories

Number 13

Dr Anderson's obsessive interest in why the hotel he's staying at doesn't include a number 13 puts him in terrible danger.

Derek Jacobi - as the voice of MR James - introduces classic ghost stories.

Dramatised by Chris Harrald.

Stars Julian Rhind-Tutt as Dr Anderson, Jan Delukowicz as Herr Lund, Simon Treves as Herr Scavenius and Ben Onwukwe as the Voice.

Producer: Gemma Jenkins

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2007.


MON 18:15 Arthur C Clarke Stories (b010tbkp)
The Nine Billion Names of God

The Sentinel

The story from which Arthur C Clarke developed the film '2001: A Space Odyssey' with Stanley Kubrick. Read by John Shrapnel.


MON 18:30 John Wyndham - The Day of the Triffids (b007jrhp)
Episode 5

With the carnivorous plants on the rampage, Josella is devastated when she returns to her home with Bill. Cult novel read by Roger May.


MON 19:00 Beyond Our Ken (b00c0g2k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 Steptoe and Son (b007jlb0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 Wimsey (b00s8kxl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 Raffles (m0001qm0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 MacAulay and Co (b01llg4g)
Edinburgh Festival 2012

Episode 1

Fred MacAulay brings you the pick of the best comedy from the Edinburgh Festival.


MON 22:00 I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue (b01l7qxc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 Clare in the Community (b00sj5z7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 22:55 Edinburgh Festival Diaries (b01m2q1n)
From 10pm until midnight, Sunday to Friday, join us for the Comedy Club. Marek Larwood's first Edinburgh Diary entry.


MON 23:00 Chain Reaction (b01l8rbv)
Series 8

Rebecca Front interviews Chris Addison

Rebecca Front talks to her Thick Of It co-star and fellow Nude-a-phobe, comedian Chris Addison about working with Armando Iannucci and embracing his middle-classness through stand-up

Producer ..... Carl Cooper

"In an unclothed state I look like a child has done a collage with some Twiglets".
Chris Addison

Other episodes in the chain include:

Rebecca Front being interviewed by the man who knows her best, her big brother, Jeremy Front.

Chris Addison in a rare interview with the actually-really-nice-and-he-doesn't-do-any-of-that-weird-stuff-in-real-life, Derren Brown;

Derren Brown chatting hair, beliefs and Tim Minchin with comedy musical megastar and fellow sceptic Tim Minchin;

A poorly Tim Minchin being handed tissues whilst attempting to interview with no questions a not-at-all-poorly and hilarious Caitlin Moran.

Caitlin Moran getting to spend time and talk shoes, Bananarama and women with her comedy hero Jennifer Saunders.

And.

Jennifer Saunders turning up a week later to find the series has ended. Probably. We weren't there because the series had ended.


MON 23:30 20th Century Vampire (b0080qgl)
Episode 4

The supermarket staff outing to donate blood sparks havoc for trainee vampire Eloise. Stars Louise Lombard. From November 1993.



TUESDAY 07 AUGUST 2012

TUE 00:00 MR James (b00pfljb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:15 Arthur C Clarke Stories (b010tbkp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:15 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 John Wyndham - The Day of the Triffids (b007jrhp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 Wimsey (b00s8kxl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 Raffles (m0001qm0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 Clare in the Community (b00sj5z7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 Legal, Decent, Honest and Truthful (b007jvrj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 David Wade - Alexander (b007jx34)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 Defining Moments (b01930jj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:15 Loose Ends (b01ldg63)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 Like They've Never Been Gone (b009mbjl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 Double Income, No Kids Yet (b0094wj8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 Wimsey (b00s9f4w)
Have His Carcase

2. Lord Peter Sets a Trap

Murder or suicide? Upper-class sleuth, Lord Peter Wimsey must trace a vital clue - a battered old razor.

Ian Carmichael stars as Lord Peter Wimsey – the aristocratic amateur sleuth created by Dorothy L Sayers.

Dramatised by Alistair Beaton

Lord Peter Wimsey …. Ian Carmichael
Harriet Vane …. Maria Aitken
Inspector Umpelty …. Nigel Stock
Antoine …. Malcolm Ingram
Salcombe Hardy …. Patrick Newell
Doris …. Carole Harrison
Charis …. Deirdre Costello
Narrator …. John Westbrook

Producer: Martin Fisher.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1981.


TUE 06:30 Raffles (b007jncv)
Series 3

No Sinecure

AJ Raffles is dead - and Bunny must face the world alone. Then comes an invitation to answer a newspaper advertisement...

The stories of EW Hornung in the continuing adventures of cricketer and gentleman thief, Arthur J Raffles, and his chronicler, Harry "Bunny" Manders.

Starring Jeremy Clyde as AJ Raffles, Michael Cochrane as Bunny, Gordon Reid as Dr Theobald and John Hartley as Maturin.

Dramatised by Olwen Wymark.

Signature tune composed by Jim Parker.

Director: Gordon House

A BBC Radio 4/ BBC World Service production first broadcast in 1992.


TUE 07:00 Two Doors Down (b008j0lm)
Series 2

Out of Tune

Miss Black throws a dinner party in honour of Sean Rafferty who’s in Belfast to interview her lodger Fintan for BBC Radio 3.

Musical prodigy Simon’s asked to play for the guests, but he has other ideas...

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
Victor ...... Alan Mckee
Miss Black ...... Roma Tomelty
Fintan ...... Gerard Murphy
Layla ...... Emily Walmsley
Simon ...... Patrick Gleadhill
Tony ...... Robert Patterson
Trevor ...... Des McAleer
Fidelma ...... Aine McCartney
Anna ...... Hannah R Gordon

With Sean Rafferty as Himself.

Director: Tanya Nash

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2002.


TUE 07:30 Mr Blue Sky (b01gvkw9)
Series 2

With Deepest Sympathy

Written by Andrew Collins

Harvey Easter (played by Mark Benton), 46, is the eternal optimist. He is able to see the good in every situation, the silver lining within every cloud, the bright side to every bit of bad news.

This, however, is his downfall. Someone for whom the glass is always half-full can be difficult to live with, as his wife of 19 years, Jacqui (played by Claire Skinner), knows all too well. Even as life deals Harvey and the Easter family a series of sadistic blows, Harvey looks on the positive side. It's pathological with him. The way Jax sees it, instead of dealing with the problems of their marriage and their teenage kids, Harvey's optimism is actually his way of avoiding engagement with the big issues.

Mr Blue Sky is about one man battling to remain positive in moments of crisis, and one woman battling to live with someone who has his head in the clouds.

In this episode, the Easter family travel to Middlesborough to help Harvey's miserable, hypochondriac, racist mum Lou through a difficult time, and Charlie learns about mobile phone etiquette at a Catholic funeral mass and an Italian wake.

Cast
Harvey Easter ..... Mark Benton
Jacqui Easter ..... Claire Skinner
Charlie Easter ..... Rosamund Hanson
Robbie Easter ..... Tyger Drew Honey
Kill-R ..... Javone Prince
Lou Easter .... Sorcha Cusack
Priest .... Angus Deayton

Producer: Anna Madley
An Avalon Production for BBC Radio 4.


TUE 08:00 The Goon Show (b00cyg6v)
Series 8

The Missing Battleship

When HMS Boxer is stolen, you just know someone is going to fall in the water. Stars Peter Sellers. From November 1957.


TUE 08:30 Listen to Les (b00k26j0)
From 11/01/1981

Les Dawson presents his very own versions of 'Dallas' and 'Columbo', plus piano bashing aplenty.

With Daphne Oxenford and Colin Edwynn.

Music by Brian Fitzgerald.

Scripted and produced by James Casey.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in January 1981.


TUE 09:00 Chain Reaction (b01l8rbv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:30 Sneakiepeeks (b00pckm1)
Trust

The bungling surveillance team undertakes a top-secret category G surveillance operation.

It's a job so secret even the boss doesn't know about it.

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

Sharla ...... Nina Conti
Bill ...... Richard Lumsden
Mark ...... Daniel Kaluuya
Mrs A ...... Kate Layden
Mr A ...... Ewan Hooper
Justine ...... Tessa Nicholson
David ...... Ewan Bailey
Delphine ...... Kate Layden

Producer: Katie Tyrrell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2009.


TUE 10:00 David Wade - Alexander (b00cfwr8)
The Hunt of the God King

Alexander pursues Darius, conquers Egypt and falls in love with Barsine.

Michael Maloney and Alex Jennings star in David Wade's serial on the life of Alexander the Great.

Alexander ...... Michael Maloney
Hephaistion ...... Alex Jennings
Achilles ...... Barry Foster
Patroclus ...... Simon Ward
Ptolemy ...... Julian Rhind-Tutt
Philotas ...... Michael Onslow
Perdikkas ...... Mark Straker
Simmias ...... John Evitts
Philip ...... Sean Barrett
Lysimachos ...... Keith Drinkel
Eumenes ...... James Telfer
Artzbazus ...... Philip Anthony
Barsine ...... Teresa Gallagher
Sisygambis ...... Diana Payan
Thais ...... Rachel Atkins
The Eunuch ...... Richard Pearce

Music: Wilfredo Acosta

Director: Glyn Dearman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1993.


TUE 11:00 Defining Moments (b01930jz)
Series 2

The Westlink Upgrade

By Colin Carberry. Short stories by Irish writers. A young couple begin to realise they have fallen in love. Read by Ciaran McMenamin.


TUE 11:15 Dave Sheasby - The Amazing Ratman Story (b007mb5v)
An old man has a tale to tell about a piper, a mare and a town plagued with rats.

But no one wants to listen, unless his story makes good TV...

Dave Sheasby's drama stars Bernard Cribbins as Jack, Geraldine Fitzgerald as Kate, Colin Salmon as Gruchen, Giles Fagan as Dave and Andrew Wincott as Nurse Downs.

Music composed and performed by Keith Waite.

Director: Pam Fraser Solomon

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2000.


TUE 12:00 The Goon Show (b00cyg6v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 Listen to Les (b00k26j0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 Wimsey (b00s9f4w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 Raffles (b007jncv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 Andrea Levy - Small Island (b0081syl)
Episode 12

Bernard is demobbed, but an indiscretion leads him to fear for his life and postpone his homecoming. Stars Stephen Tompkinson.


TUE 14:15 Ambridge Extra (b01ll6gj)
Series 3

Episode 11

When the van plays up, Harry, Kirsty, Fallon and Jazzer end up staying overnight at an old friend's place. Will Jazzer get his heart's desire at last?


TUE 14:30 Colin Clark - My Week With Marilyn (b01llpkz)
Episode 2

An initially suspicious Marilyn relents when Colin tells her 'I'm on your side, Miss Monroe'. Memoir read by Samuel Barnett.


TUE 14:45 Peter O'Toole - Loitering With Intent (b01llpl1)
Episode 7

The film star reads from his memoir, including recollections of trying to get into RADA and a brutal rugby match.


TUE 15:00 David Wade - Alexander (b00cfwr8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b01llpl3)
Barbara Windsor is this week's birthday celebrity, and there's a chance to hear her reflections on 60 years in showbusiness. Presenter Mel Giedroyc finds out how to make an exotic fruit salad, and begins the countdown to another Magical Mystery Tour destination.


TUE 17:00 King Street Junior (b007jmmc)
Series 6

Emergency

It's decision time for Miss Lewis and student Adam's home life causes concern. Stars Karl Howman. From July 1991.


TUE 17:30 Two Doors Down (b008j0lm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 18:00 Charles Chilton - Journey into Space (b007jmqp)
Operation Luna

1. Countdown to Peril

It’s 1965. Captain Jet Morgan is in Australia - preparing for 'Operation Luna' - set to be man's first trip to the Moon.

Written and produced by Charles Chilton.

Jet Morgan …. Andrew Faulds
Lemmy Barnett …. Alfie Bass
Doc …. Guy Kingsley-Poynter
Mitch …. David Williams
Other parts by John Cazabon.

Music composed and orchestra conducted by Van Phillips.

The original 1953 recordings of this futuristic series were erased.

This series was re-recorded and first broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in March 1958.


TUE 18:30 John Wyndham - The Day of the Triffids (b007jrj5)
Episode 6

As they battle to avoid the deadly plants and the blinded population, Bill gets to know Josella better.

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

Producer: Susan Carson

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


TUE 19:00 The Goon Show (b00cyg6v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 Listen to Les (b00k26j0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 Wimsey (b00s9f4w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 Raffles (b007jncv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 MacAulay and Co (b01lmq9y)
Edinburgh Festival 2012

Episode 2

Fred MacAulay brings you the pick of the best comedy from the Edinburgh Festival.


TUE 22:00 Mr Blue Sky (b01gvkw9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 Heated Rollers (b007rn40)
Episode 5

Wartime heroines - and Oliver with a twist.

The first ever all-women sketch show made for BBC Radio 2 starring 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 22:55 Edinburgh Festival Diaries (b01m2q3l)
From 10pm until midnight, Sunday to Friday, join us for the Comedy Club. Luke Benson's first Edinburgh Diary entry.


TUE 23:00 The Curried Goat Show (b009l70w)
Episode 4

It's Fabric Night! Dan Gaster, Will Ing and Ben Silburn's sketch bonanza. With guest James Fleet. From January 1998.


TUE 23:30 The Masterson Inheritance (b007jsy1)
Series 1

The Mastersons Lose Everything

London 1890. Auberon Masterson is the epitome of decadence, but will his unsavoury habits ruin the family?

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 08 AUGUST 2012

WED 00:00 Charles Chilton - Journey into Space (b007jmqp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 John Wyndham - The Day of the Triffids (b007jrj5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 Wimsey (b00s9f4w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 Raffles (b007jncv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 Chain Reaction (b01l8rbv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


WED 02:30 Sneakiepeeks (b00pckm1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 David Wade - Alexander (b00cfwr8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 Defining Moments (b01930jz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:15 Dave Sheasby - The Amazing Ratman Story (b007mb5v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 King Street Junior (b007jmmc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 Two Doors Down (b008j0lm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 Wimsey (b00sbmdy)
Have His Carcase

3. A Dutiful Son

Keen to unmask the killer on the beach, the upper-class sleuth ponders the motives of Henry Weldon.

Ian Carmichael stars as Lord Peter Wimsey – the aristocratic amateur detective created by Dorothy L Sayers.

Dramatised by Alistair Beaton

Lord Peter Wimsey …. Ian Carmichael
Harriet Vane …. Maria Aitken
Inspector Umpelty …. Nigel Stock
Henry Weldon …. Warren Clarke
Mrs. Weldon …. Isabel Dean
Mrs. Le Franc …. Betty Marsden
Mr. Bright …. Norman Bird
Antoine …. Malcolm Ingram
Salcombe Hardy …. Patrick Newell
Leila Garland …. Rosalind Ayres
Pollock …. Peter Tuddenham
Luis da Soto …. Haydn Wood
Narrator …. John Westbrook

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1981.


WED 06:30 Raffles (b007jndt)
Series 3

To Catch a Thief

London's glittering High Society suffers some audacious jewel robberies - but for once, the cracksman is not Raffles.

The stories of EW Hornung in the continuing adventures of cricketer and gentleman thief, Arthur J Raffles, and his chronicler, Harry "Bunny" Manders.

Starring Jeremy Clyde as AJ Raffles, Michael Cochrane as Bunny, Henry Stamper as Inspector MacKenzie and Gordon Reid as Dr Theobald.

Dramatised by Olwen Wymark.

Signature tune composed by Jim Parker.

Director: Gordon House

A BBC Radio 4/ BBC World Service production first broadcast in 1992.


WED 07:00 The Leopard in Autumn (b00s7n40)
Series 2

Confessions

Salvatore is hell bent on making his family take confession leaving Ludovico in fear of being excommunicated.

Meanwhile Allessandro is upset that Salvatore is making him put 'little golden pants' on the cherubs that adorn the confessional...

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, Paul Bigley as Alessandro and Nick Romero as Salvatore.

Producer: Dawn Ellis

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2002.


WED 07:30 My Teenage Diary (b01l7wtr)
Series 4

Julia Donaldson

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

This week, comedian Rufus Hound is joined by the author of The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson. Donaldson's diaries are a vivid account of her obsession with Mick Jagger and the lengths she went to in order to meet the elusive Rolling Stone.

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


WED 08:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jnqr)
Series 5

The Americans Hit Town

Visiting servicemen get Griselda excited and Sid all keen to rent out the lad's rooms.

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 (b00r92l4)
Series 2

Episode 9

Amazing secrets of the BBC revealed in Auntie's very own story.

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

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

Written by Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie.

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

Music by Dave Lee and Bill Oddie.

Producer: Humphrey Barclay

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in December 1965.


WED 09:00 Boogie Up the River (b007jv7w)
See You Outside Boots in Oxford

Mark and his manic mutt look for the enigmatic Jennifer in the city of dreaming spires. Stars Timothy Spall. From December 1992.


WED 09:30 Street and Lane (b00vhw43)
Series 1

Hitting the Highs

Builders, Johnny Street and Arthur Lane, reach new professional heights curing the leak in the penthouse roof of an Australian businesswoman who is single-handedly regenerating South Yorkshire.

Specialist help comes in the form of Shafto, ex-miner turned fearless free climber.

Sitcom written by Ian McMillan and Dave Sheasby.

Johnny Street ...... Nick Lane
Arthur Lane ...... Fine Time Fontayne
Alison ...... Bronwyn Lim
Shafto ...... John Banks

Producer: David Hunter

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2005.


WED 10:00 David Wade - Alexander (b007q9by)
Great Son of Ammon

The King confronts and conquers, as he faces the end of the span of years allotted by The Fates.

Starring Michael Maloney, Alex Jennings and Barry Foster.

Conclusion of David Wade's serial on the life of Alexander the Great

Alexander ...... Michael Maloney
Hephaistion ...... Alex Jennings
Achilles ...... Barry Foster
Patroclus ...... Simon Ward
Ptolemy ...... Julian Rhind-Tutt
Philotas ...... Michael Onslow
Perdikkas ...... Mark Straker
Bagoas ...... Matthew Sim
Artzbazus ...... Philip Anthony
Krateros David Thorpe
Simmias ...... John Evitts
Kalas ...... Malcolm Sinclair
Oxyartes ...... John Hollis
Kalanos ...... Renu Setna
Kallisthenes ...... Jonathan Adams
Page ...... James Telfer
The Fates ...... Rachel Atkins
The Fates ...... Jill Graham
The Fates ...... Dana Payan

Music: Wilfredo Acosta

Director: Glyn Dearman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1993.


WED 11:00 Defining Moments (b01930kr)
Series 2

Art

By Anne Harris. A furtive reunion in Rome forces a woman to scrutinise her lover. Read by Jemma Redgrave.


WED 11:15 Alan Pollock - Philip and Sydney (b01lls1n)
In 'This Be The Verse', Philip Larkin famously bemoans the impact parents have on their children. In Philip and Sydney, playwright Alan Pollock uncovers some of the reasons why Larkin may have had such a profound sense of anguish.

In 1937, Philip Larkin's father took him on holiday to Germany. Sydney was Coventry's City Treasurer and had a keen interest in the Nazi regime.

It was a holiday that Philip never spoke of. But, taking inspiration from Sydney's diaries, Philip and Sydney imagines what might have happened during their trip.

A witty and powerful coming of age drama starring Tim McInnerny as Sydney and Pip Carter as Philip.

With Melody Grove as Liesl and John Rowe as the Hotel Keeper.

Director: Kirsty Williams
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2010.


WED 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jnqr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00r92l4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 Wimsey (b00sbmdy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 Raffles (b007jndt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 Andrea Levy - Small Island (b0081vcg)
Episode 13

Hortense is forced to face up to the prejudice of 1940s Britain when she attempts to get a job. Stars Nadine Marshall.


WED 14:15 This Sceptred Isle (b007jthr)
Palmerston

The controversial politician becomes Prime Minister at the age of 71. Bite-sized history narrated by Anna Massey.


WED 14:30 Colin Clark - My Week With Marilyn (b01lmmnf)
Episode 3

Defying her co-producer's strict instructions, Marilyn escapes with Colin for a day in the countryside. Read by Samuel Barnett.


WED 14:45 Peter O'Toole - Loitering With Intent (b01lmmnk)
Episode 8

The actor reads from his memoir. Sian Phillips introduces him to Rogue Male and he ends up playing the lead role.


WED 15:00 David Wade - Alexander (b007q9by)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b01lmmnm)
In a musical programme, Mel Giedroyc hears the Inheritance Tracks of comedian Ronnie Corbett, and discovers the truth about whether listening to Mozart makes you smarter.


WED 17:00 Doctor Finlay: Adventures of a Black Bag (b0082j2t)
Who Laughs Last

Finlay meets his match in Meg Mirlees - the stingiest, meanest most cunning widow in Scotland.

Sue Rodwell's six-part dramatisation of AJ Cronin's stories about the early years of the celebrated doctor.

Ready with his black bag, Dr Finlay sets out to remedy all manner of ailments suffered by his patients in the Scottish Highland town of Levenford.

Stars John Gordon Sinclair as Dr Finlay, Brian Pettifer as Dr Cameron, Katy Murphy as Janet, Claire Nielson as Meg Mirlees and Sharon Small as Nurse Peggy.

Producer: Jeremy Howe

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.


WED 17:30 The Leopard in Autumn (b00s7n40)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 18:00 Charles Chilton - Journey into Space (b007jmrp)
Operation Luna

2. Moon Music

It’s 1965. Captain Jet Morgan and his crew battle to make their landing on the Moon as the world looks on.

Written and produced by Charles Chilton.

Jet Morgan …. Andrew Faulds
Lemmy Barnett …. Alfie Bass
Doc …. Guy Kingsley-Poynter
Mitch …. David Williams
Other parts by John Cazabon and Alan Keith

Music composed and orchestra conducted by Van Phillips.

The original 1953 recordings of this futuristic series were erased.

This series was re-recorded and first broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in April 1958.


WED 18:30 John Wyndham - The Day of the Triffids (b007jrjm)
Episode 7

Bill and Josella join the University group and discover how the new community expects to survive. Cult novel read by Roger May.


WED 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jnqr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00r92l4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 Wimsey (b00sbmdy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 Raffles (b007jndt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 MacAulay and Co (b01lmq8g)
Edinburgh Festival 2012

Episode 3

Fred MacAulay brings you the pick of the best comedy from the Edinburgh Festival.


WED 22:00 My Teenage Diary (b01l7wtr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 In the Balance (b007k26c)
Episode 5

Maverick BBC crime correspondent George Cragge has been murdered - or has he?

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 and Barry Foster as Superintendent Jefferson.

With Jeremy Clyde, Robert Bathurst, Tracy Ann Oberman, Jim Carter, Peter Woodthorpe, Susie Brann, Christian Rodska, Ioan Meredith, Shirley Dixon, Dave Lamb, Joanna Monro, Alex Lowe, Christopher Scott and Alice Arnold.

Music by Paul Mottram
Producer: Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1997.


WED 22:55 Edinburgh Festival Diaries (b01m2qg3)
From 10pm until midnight, Sunday to Friday, join us for the Comedy Club. Bridget Christie's first Edinburgh Diary entry.


WED 23:00 The Long Hot Satsuma (b00n5vsb)
Episode 8

Mummy's boy DJ, and a royal commentary. Zesty sketch show with Barry Cryer, Graeme Garden and Alison Steadman. From July 1989.


WED 23:30 If You're So Clever, Why Aren't You Rich? (b00spp7w)
Series 2

Christmas in Hell

Giles is planning to propose to Judith, but then neurotic alcoholic Felicity turns up. Stars Douglas Hodge. From July 1996.



THURSDAY 09 AUGUST 2012

THU 00:00 Charles Chilton - Journey into Space (b007jmrp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 John Wyndham - The Day of the Triffids (b007jrjm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 Wimsey (b00sbmdy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 Raffles (b007jndt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 Boogie Up the River (b007jv7w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 Street and Lane (b00vhw43)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 David Wade - Alexander (b007q9by)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 Defining Moments (b01930kr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:15 Alan Pollock - Philip and Sydney (b01lls1n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 Doctor Finlay: Adventures of a Black Bag (b0082j2t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 The Leopard in Autumn (b00s7n40)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 Wimsey (b00sbqhr)
Have His Carcase

4. The Snake in the Grass

The upper-class sleuth exchanges harsh words with Harriet Vane - and a dinner date leads to a shocking revelation.

Ian Carmichael stars as Lord Peter Wimsey – the aristocratic amateur detective created by Dorothy L Sayers.

Dramatised by Alistair Beaton.

Lord Peter Wimsey …. Ian Carmichael
Harriet Vane …. Maria Aitken
Inspector Umpelty …. Nigel Stock
Henry Weldon …. Warren Clarke
Blacksmith …. Ronald Herdman
Judd …. Spencer Banks
Narrator …. John Westbrook

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1981.


THU 06:30 Raffles (b007jnfb)
Series 3

An Old Flame

Raffles has had many worthy combatants, both on the cricket field and in his more nefarious pursuits. But none prove so formidable as Jacques Saillard - an old flame.

The stories of EW Hornung in the continuing adventures of cricketer and gentleman thief, Arthur J Raffles, and his chronicler, Harry "Bunny" Manders.

Starring Jeremy Clyde as AJ Raffles, Michael Cochrane as Bunny, Gudrun Ure as Mrs Fisher and Peter Forbes as Druce.

Dramatised by Olwen Wymark.

Signature tune composed by Jim Parker.

Director: Gordon House

A BBC Radio 4/ BBC World Service production first broadcast in 1992.


THU 07:00 Smelling of Roses (b00dz7yc)
Series 4

Episode 2

A poetry competition sounds like an easy event to organise...until you take into account the egos of the poets involved...

When Rosie sets out to organise a poetry competition, it's hard to tell fact from fiction.

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

Written by Simon Brett.

Rosie ..... Prunella Scales
Jo ..... Rebecca Callard
Bob ..... Duncan Preston
Tess ..... Annette Badland
Morgan Dean ..... Lorelei King
Geoff Stabb ..... Bill Wallis
Amateur Poets ..... Bruce Alexander

Producer: Maria Esposito

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2003.


THU 07:30 Fags, Mags and Bags (b0105vtt)
Series 4

Magical Mister Murgatroyd

The hit Radio 4 series 'Fags, Mags & Bags' returns with a 4th series with more shop based shenanigans and over the counter philosophy, courtesy of Ramesh Mahju and his trusty sidekick Dave.

Written by and starring Donald McLeary and Sanjeev Kohli. 'Fags, Mags & Bags' has proved a hit with the Radio 4 audience with the show also collecting a Sony nomination and a Writers' Guild award in 2008. This brand new series sees a crop of new shop regulars, and some guest appearances along the way from the likes of Mina Anwar and Kevin Eldon.

In this episode Alok announces his sudden engagement to Siddiqua, the daughter of the local Pennywise empire and shop rival to Ramesh. So is it love that is driving Alok, or the promise of a gadget filled backshop?

So join the staff of 'Fags, Mags and Bags' in their tireless quest to bring nice-price custard creams and cans of coke with Arabic writing on them to an ungrateful nation. Ramesh Mahju has built it up over the course of 30 years, and is a firmly entrenched feature of the local area. Ramesh loves the art of the 'shop'.

However; he does apply the 'low return' rules of the shop to all other aspects of his life. Ramesh is ably assisted by his shop sidekick Dave, a forty-something underachiever who shares Ramesh's love of the art of shopkeeping, even if he is treated like a slave.

Then of course there are Ramesh's sons Sanjay and Alok, both surly and not particularly keen on the old school approach to shopkeeping, but natural successors to the business, and Ramesh is keen to pass all his worldly wisdom onto them whether they like it or not!

Cast:
Ramesh ..... Sanjeev Kolhi
Dave ..... Donald McLeary
Sanjay ..... Omar Raza
Alok ..... Susheel Kumar
Mrs Begg ..... Marjory Hogarth
Keith Futures ..... Greg McHugh
Siddiqua ..... Debbie Welsh
Shahid Mirza ..... Mani Sumal

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


THU 08:00 Yes Minister (b007jlgh)
Series 1

Jobs for the Boys

As Sir Humphrey warns on Public-Private Partnership, MP Jim Hacker learns it takes two to Quango.

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
Frank Weisel ...... Bill Nighy
Sir Desmond ...... Richard Vernon
Joe Morgan ...... Richard Davies
George ...... Arthur Cox
Conway ...... Kerry Francis
Himself ...... Gordon Clough

Adapted for radio by producer Pete Atkin.

First broadcast on Radio 4 in November 1983.


THU 08:30 Dad's Army (b007jqvj)
Series 3

A Question of Reference

Corporal Jones and Private Godfrey blunder on a Home Guard platoon exercise using live ammunition.

(The original TV episode has a very visual plot and is called 'The Desperate Drive of Corporal Jones', so changes were made to make it more meaningful for listeners).

Starring Arthur Lowe as Captain Mainwaring, John Le Mesurier as Sergeant Wilson, Clive Dunn as Corporal Jones, John Laurie as Private Frazer, Arnold Ridley as Private Godfrey, Ian Lavender as Private Pike and Larry Martyn as Private Walker.

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

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1976.


THU 09:00 The Wordsmiths at Gorsemere (b007jskt)
Series 2

26 September 1799

Dorothy is perturbed by de Quinine's enthusiasm. Stinking Iris is in an interesting condition. There is a reconciliation. And Sir Walter Spott is expected...

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, Chris Emmett as the Leechpedla and Bill Paterson as Sir Walter Spott.

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 Unbelievable Truth (b00b4r5f)
Series 2

Episode 1

David Mitchell hosts the game show in which panellists are encouraged to tell lies. With Alan Davies, Simon Evans, Tony Hawks and Phill Jupitus.


THU 10:00 ER Braithwaite - To Sir With Love (b00dyydd)
Episode 1

Rick Braithwaite is a handsome, ex-RAF pilot from Guyana who gets a job as a teacher in a radical school in post-war London's East End.

Once in the classroom, the students are tough, foul-mouthed and angry, proving unreceptive to his teaching methods...

Stars Kwame Kwei-Armah as Rick, Sasha Behar as Gillian, Simon Treves as Weston, Liza Sadovy as Clinty and Sam Dale as Mr Florian.

The first of a two-part adaptation of Guyanese author, ER Braithwaite's semi-autobiographical, international best-selling novel. Dramatised by Roy Williams.

ER Braithwaite: born 1912 - died in 2016

Producer: Claire Grove

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2007.


THU 11:00 EM Forster Short Stories (b017gqvz)
The Story of the Siren

The Story of the Siren is the first in our series of short fiction by EM Forster. It is an unsettling story about a sea nymph and an ill fated young Sicilian. The novelist best known for twentieth century classics including A Passage to India, A Room with a View and Maurice was also a prolific writer of short stories. In them he explored many of the themes central to his novels, including the morals of the middle classes in the early twentieth century, and his fascination with culture and mores of the beguiling South. The reader is Dan Stevens.

Abridged by Richard Hamilton. Produced by Elizabeth Allard.


THU 11:15 Chris Harrald - Mr Larkin's Awkward Day (b00wbs8v)
Hull, 1957. Librarian Philip Larkin receives an official-looking letter which sends him into a spin.

Chris Harrald's play takes a light-hearted look at a chaotic day in the life of an emerging poet.

Starring Adrian Scarborough as Philip Larkin, Anne Reid as Mrs Giddings, Lynne Verrall as Mrs C, Alan Williams as Inspector Clough, Stephen Critchlow as Bob, John Rowe as Roger, Dan Starkey as the Shopkeeper, Helen Longworth as Mary, Ben Crowe as Tom and Chris Pavlo as Mr Stenning.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2009.


THU 12:00 Yes Minister (b007jlgh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 Dad's Army (b007jqvj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 Wimsey (b00sbqhr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 Raffles (b007jnfb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 Andrea Levy - Small Island (b0081w1h)
Episode 14

Queenie gives birth to a beautiful baby boy, but who is the father? Stars Lyndsey Marshal and Stephen Tompkinson.


THU 14:15 Ambridge Extra (b01ll6ht)
Series 3

Episode 12

Fallon discovers she's not the only one who had an eventful night. Kirsty fills her in on events in the cottage and Harry makes a life-changing decision.


THU 14:30 Colin Clark - My Week With Marilyn (b01lmq3p)
Episode 4

Summoned to her home at 1.30am, Colin learns Monroe's darkest fears and glimpses her steely ambition. Read by Samuel Barnett.


THU 15:00 ER Braithwaite - To Sir With Love (b00dyydd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b01lmq3r)
Evan Davies' historic rendition of Bohemian Rhapsody on the paper and comb. And if that's not mad enough for you, what about howling at the full moon? Mel Giedroyc discovers the truth about those legends of lunacy.


THU 17:00 Four Joneses and a Jenkins (b007jqmj)
February - Pulling Out all the Stops

Megan awaits news, Mr Bootle considers his position and Mr Jenkins considers Megan.

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

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

Recorded on location.

Music composed by John Whitehall.

Producer: Jonathan James Moore.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2000.


THU 17:30 Smelling of Roses (b00dz7yc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 18:00 Charles Chilton - Journey into Space (b007jms4)
Operation Luna

3. Moon Music

Captain Jet Morgan is disturbed by visions and a sense of foreboding - as his rocket fails to respond.

Written and produced by Charles Chilton.

Jet Morgan …. Andrew Faulds
Lemmy Barnett …. Alfie Bass
Doc …. Guy Kingsley-Poynter
Mitch …. David Williams

Other parts by David Jacobs and Duncan McIntyre

Music composed and orchestra conducted by Van Phillips.

The original 1953 recordings of this futuristic series were erased.

This series was re-recorded and first broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in April 1958.


THU 18:30 John Wyndham - The Day of the Triffids (b007jrk3)
Episode 8

The University group with Bill and Josella are ready to begin a new life together, but some have other ideas. Cult novel read by Roger May.


THU 19:00 Yes Minister (b007jlgh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 Dad's Army (b007jqvj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 Wimsey (b00sbqhr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 Raffles (b007jnfb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 MacAulay and Co (b01lmq3t)
Edinburgh Festival 2012

Episode 4

Fred MacAulay brings you the pick of the best comedy from the Edinburgh Festival.


THU 22:00 Fags, Mags and Bags (b0105vtt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 Lenin of the Rovers (b007jvcl)
Series 2

Ghosts and Ghoolies

Ricky Lenin decides to write a column in a tabloid newspaper, but ends up learning a few painful lessons about life, love, truth, and Gloria Hunniford.

More adventures of communist football club, Felchester Rovers starring Alexei Sayle.

Ricky Lenin ...... Alexei Sayle
Jeff Frankly ...... John Sessions
Frank Lee Brian ...... Kenneth Wolstenholme
Colonel Brace Cartwright ...... Donald Hewlett
Stevie Stalin ...... Andrew McLean
Terry Trotsky ...... Phil Cornwell
Curvy Corinne ...... Jacqueline Ashman
Announcer ...... John Witty

Written by Marcus Berkmann.

Producer: Harry Thompson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1989.


THU 22:55 Edinburgh Festival Diaries (b01m2qj1)
From 10pm until midnight, Sunday to Friday, join us for the Comedy Club. Peacock and Gamble's first Edinburgh Diary entry.


THU 23:00 The Million Pound Radio Show (b008m7km)
Series 1

Episode 2

Save the seal - and how to lose unwanted hair. Andy Hamilton and Nick Revell's sharp-edged topical humour. From August 1985.


THU 23:30 Rudy's Rare Records (b00p1jb7)
Series 1

Get Up, Stand Up

Grandad's part-time career as a DJ is in jeopardy.

The collisions of life for Grandad Rudy, father Adam and son Richie living crammed together over an old record store in Birmingham.

Generational comedy written by Danny Robins and Dan Tetsell from an original idea by Lenny Henry.

Adam Sharpe ...... Lenny Henry
Richie Sharp ...... Joe Jacobs
Rudy Sharpe ...... Larrington Walker
Tasha ...... Natasha Godfrey
Clifton ...... Jeffery Kissoon
Alison ...... Tracy-Ann Oberman
DJ Karel ...... Andrew Brooke
Landlord ...... Gresby Nash
Diabolicus ...... Adam de Ville

Producer: Lucy Armitage.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2008.



FRIDAY 10 AUGUST 2012

FRI 00:00 Charles Chilton - Journey into Space (b007jms4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 John Wyndham - The Day of the Triffids (b007jrk3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 Wimsey (b00sbqhr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 Raffles (b007jnfb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 The Wordsmiths at Gorsemere (b007jskt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 The Unbelievable Truth (b00b4r5f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 ER Braithwaite - To Sir With Love (b00dyydd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 EM Forster Short Stories (b017gqvz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:15 Chris Harrald - Mr Larkin's Awkward Day (b00wbs8v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 Four Joneses and a Jenkins (b007jqmj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 Smelling of Roses (b00dz7yc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 Wimsey (b00sbvcv)
Have His Carcase

5. Too Perfect an Alibi

As the desperate upper class sleuth fails to confirm his theories, the elusive witness Perkins turns up...

Ian Carmichael stars as Lord Peter Wimsey – the aristocratic amateur detective created by Dorothy L Sayers.

Dramatised by Alistair Beaton.

Lord Peter Wimsey …. Ian Carmichael
Harriet Vane …. Maria Aitken
Inspector Umpelty …. Nigel Stock
Henry Weldon …. Warren Clarke
Julian Perkins …. Richard O'Callaghan
Nurse …. Judy Franklin
Jem Pollack …. Haydn Wood
Narrator …. John Westbrook

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1981.


FRI 06:30 Raffles (b007jnfw)
Series 3

The Raffles Relics

Bunny is appalled to hear Raffles calmly announce that he intends to visit New Scotland Yard to view an exhibition of his own craftsman's tools...

The stories of EW Hornung in the continuing adventures of cricketer and gentleman thief, Arthur J Raffles, and his chronicler, Harry "Bunny" Manders.

Starring Jeremy Clyde as AJ Raffles, Michael Cochrane as Bunny, Gudrun Ure as Mrs Fisher and Peter Forbes as Druce.

Dramatised by Olwen Wymark.

Signature tune composed by Jim Parker.

Director: Gordon House

A BBC Radio 4/ BBC World Service production first broadcast in 1992.


FRI 07:00 The Young Postmen (b00fr1vh)
C'est la Legion

It's very important to remember that the French Foreign Legion is a ruthless and violent fighting unit, so if Brian, Derek and Sue find themselves fighting the Tuareg in a fort in Africa then they deserve our admiration.

And anyway, they only joined by mistake.

More surreal escapades of a trio of 'posties' written by and starring Ben Miller. With John Thompson and Felicity Montagu.

Brian ...... Ben Miller
Derek ...... John Thomson
Sue ...... Felicity Montagu
Mr Tippett ...... Alastair McGowan
Mr Tilbury ...... Jim Barclay
Tony Hadley ...... Vinnie Jones

Music by Murray Gold

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1992.


FRI 07:30 I've Never Seen Star Wars (b015fkl4)
Series 4

Kathy Burke

Marcus Brigstocke invites actress Kathy Burke to try some new experiences, like visiting Harrods in London.

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 October 2011.


FRI 08:00 The Navy Lark (b01lmx3c)
Series 6

The Calais Dock Strike

When HMS Troutbridge is sent to collect some stranded tourists, Chief Petty Officer Pertwee has other ideas.

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 and Ronnie Barker as AS Johnson.

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 January 1964.


FRI 08:30 The Burkiss Way (b00jr7g2)
Series 2

Become a Rock Star The Burkiss Way

Starting at the end, this show is brought to you in reverse order.

The Burkiss Way to Dynamic Living - radio's Funky Correspondence Course.

With heavy sounds from Jo Kendall, Nigel Rees, Chris Emmett and Fred Harris.

Meaningful words from Andrew Marshall and David Renwick.

With producer Simon Brett getting it all together.

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


FRI 09:00 After Henry (b007jnwh)
Series 2

The Other Married Man

"I can tell when she's being deceitful. There's an expression that comes into her face. I remember when she was only two and she cut all Rosie's hair off."

Sarah tries keeping her affair secret, but her mother Eleanor can sniff out deceit.

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
James ...... Edward de Souza

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 (b007yv3j)
Autumn 1992

Umpire Brian Johnston tries to stump Willie Rushton, Tim Rice, Rachael Heyhoe-Flint and Paul Merton. From October 1992.


FRI 10:00 ER Braithwaite - To Sir With Love (b00dz530)
Episode 2

Teacher Rick Braithwaite and his hostile, inner-city students are slowly getting to know each other better - and Rick is falling for his school colleague, Gillian...

Stars Kwame Kwei-Armah as Rick, Sasha Behar as Gillian, Simon Treves as Weston, Liza Sadovy as Clinty and Sam Dale as Mr Florian.

Two-part adaptation of Guyanese author, ER Braithwaite's semi-autobiographical, international best-selling novel. Dramatised by Roy Williams.

ER Braithwaite: born 1912 - died in 2016

Producer: Claire Grove

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2007.


FRI 11:00 EM Forster Short Stories (b017gvd8)
The Road From Colonus

Mr Lucas's tiresome family thwart his plans for a sojourn in the idyllic Greek countryside. Read by Andrew Sachs.


FRI 11:15 Paupers and Pig Killers (b007jx3z)
Series 1

The Troubles of This Life

The lively events in the parish of Over Stowey, from the 1799 diary of Somerset parson, William Holland. Stars Ronald Pickup.


FRI 12:00 The Navy Lark (b01lmx3c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 The Burkiss Way (b00jr7g2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 Wimsey (b00sbvcv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 Raffles (b007jnfw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 Andrea Levy - Small Island (b0081wmy)
Episode 15

Confronted by the consequences of her actions, Queenie makes the most difficult decision of her life. Stars Lyndsey Marshal.


FRI 14:15 This Sceptred Isle (b007jtj8)
The Indian Mutiny

A period of bloody fighting marks the founding of the Imperial Raj in India. Anna Massey continues the history of the Britain.


FRI 14:30 Colin Clark - My Week With Marilyn (b01lmy4x)
Episode 5

Helping her cope with a tragic event, Colin realises his friendship with Marilyn Monroe must end. Concluded by Samuel Barnett.


FRI 15:00 ER Braithwaite - To Sir With Love (b00dz530)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b01lmy4z)
Mel Giedroyc meets a sniffer dog helping to save the whale and joins a debate on whether you can apply the principles of dog-training to humans.


FRI 17:00 Beachcomber... By the Way (b007jqgs)
Series 2

Episode 5

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


FRI 17:30 The Young Postmen (b00fr1vh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 18:00 Charles Chilton - Journey into Space (b007jmsm)
Operation Luna

4. Is There Anybody Out There?

Captain Jet Morgan and his crew face catastrophe when their rocket loses power.

Written and produced by Charles Chilton.

Jet Morgan …. Andrew Faulds
Lemmy Barnett …. Alfie Bass
Doc …. Guy Kingsley-Poynter
Mitch …. David Williams
Other parts played by David Jacobs

Music composed and orchestra conducted by Van Phillips.

The original 1953 recordings of this futuristic series were erased.

This series was re-recorded and first broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in April 1958.


FRI 18:30 John Wyndham - The Day of the Triffids (b007jrl5)
Episode 9

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


FRI 19:00 The Navy Lark (b01lmx3c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 The Burkiss Way (b00jr7g2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 Wimsey (b00sbvcv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 Raffles (b007jnfw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 MacAulay and Co (b01lmy53)
Edinburgh Festival 2012

Episode 5

Fred MacAulay brings you the pick of the best comedy from the Edinburgh Festival.


FRI 22:00 Sarah at the Stand (b01425t6)
Episode 1

Sarah Millican is in Edinburgh with stand-up and backstage featuring Mark Nelson, Alun Cochrane and Reginald D Hunter. From October 2010.


FRI 22:15 The Comedy Club at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe (b01lwbwd)
2012

Episode 1

...Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Comedy from the world-famous festival.


FRI 22:30 Nigel and Earl Sort Out the World (b007jx2d)
Episode 2

The surreal duo try solving the globe's topical problems. Stars Andrew Livingstone and Fine Time Fontayne. From July 1992.


FRI 22:50 The Comedy Club at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe (b01lwbwg)
2012

Episode 2

...Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Comedy from the world-famous festival.


FRI 23:00 Big Town All Stars (b007jvpf)
Series 1

If You Sack Me, I'll Leave

The band must get assertive with scary Lorelei, and Johnny's love life is in tatters. Stars Stephen Tompkinson. From March 2000.


FRI 23:25 The Comedy Club at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe (b01lwbwj)
2012

Episode 3

...Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Comedy from the world-famous festival.


FRI 23:30 On the Hour (b0090br1)
Series 2

Episode 2

Alan Partridge is at the Olympics. Barbara Wintergreen is in America.

All the news as it happens, if it happens from the BBC's urgent and incisive news overview.

Savagely satirical award-winning comedy starring Chris Morris.

With Steve Coogan, David Schneider, Rebecca Front, Patrick Marber and Doon Mackichan.

Written by Chris Morris, Armando Iannucci, Richard Herring, Steven Wells, David Quantick, Andrew Glover and Stewart Lee.

Producer: Armando lannucci

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1992.




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 (b0080qgl)

After Henry 02:00 SAT (b007jnsf)

After Henry 09:00 FRI (b007jnwh)

Alan Pollock - Philip and Sydney 11:15 WED (b01lls1n)

Alan Pollock - Philip and Sydney 04:15 THU (b01lls1n)

Ambridge Extra 11:15 SUN (b01lk6wm)

Ambridge Extra 19:15 SUN (b01lk6wm)

Ambridge Extra 02:15 MON (b01lk6wm)

Ambridge Extra 14:15 TUE (b01ll6gj)

Ambridge Extra 14:15 THU (b01ll6ht)

Andrea Levy - Small Island Omnibus 06:00 SUN (b0081qx0)

Andrea Levy - Small Island Omnibus 12:00 SUN (b0081qx0)

Andrea Levy - Small Island 14:00 MON (b0081ry7)

Andrea Levy - Small Island 14:00 TUE (b0081syl)

Andrea Levy - Small Island 14:00 WED (b0081vcg)

Andrea Levy - Small Island 14:00 THU (b0081w1h)

Andrea Levy - Small Island 14:00 FRI (b0081wmy)

Arthur C Clarke Stories 00:15 SAT (b010m6lf)

Arthur C Clarke Stories 18:15 MON (b010tbkp)

Arthur C Clarke Stories 00:15 TUE (b010tbkp)

Beachcomber... By the Way 05:00 SAT (b008g29h)

Beachcomber... By the Way 17:00 FRI (b007jqgs)

Bernard Pomerance - The Elephant Man 13:30 SUN (b007k2by)

Bernard Pomerance - The Elephant Man 03:30 MON (b007k2by)

Beyond Our Ken 08:00 MON (b00c0g2k)

Beyond Our Ken 12:00 MON (b00c0g2k)

Beyond Our Ken 19:00 MON (b00c0g2k)

Big Town All Stars 23:00 FRI (b007jvpf)

Blake's 7 18:00 SUN (b008lyl8)

Blake's 7 00:00 MON (b008lyl8)

Boogie Up the River 09:00 WED (b007jv7w)

Boogie Up the River 02:00 THU (b007jv7w)

Brian Gulliver's Travels 07:30 SUN (b01mqq6h)

Brian Gulliver's Travels 22:00 SUN (b01mqq6h)

Catherine Fisher - Incarceron 17:00 SUN (b011pkp9)

Catherine Fisher - Incarceron 05:30 MON (b011pkp9)

Chain Reaction 23:00 MON (b01l8rbv)

Chain Reaction 09:00 TUE (b01l8rbv)

Chain Reaction 02:00 WED (b01l8rbv)

Charles Chilton - Journey into Space 18:00 TUE (b007jmqp)

Charles Chilton - Journey into Space 00:00 WED (b007jmqp)

Charles Chilton - Journey into Space 18:00 WED (b007jmrp)

Charles Chilton - Journey into Space 00:00 THU (b007jmrp)

Charles Chilton - Journey into Space 18:00 THU (b007jms4)

Charles Chilton - Journey into Space 00:00 FRI (b007jms4)

Charles Chilton - Journey into Space 18:00 FRI (b007jmsm)

Chris Harrald - Mr Larkin's Awkward Day 11:15 THU (b00wbs8v)

Chris Harrald - Mr Larkin's Awkward Day 04:15 FRI (b00wbs8v)

Clare in the Community 09:00 MON (b00sj5z7)

Clare in the Community 22:30 MON (b00sj5z7)

Clare in the Community 02:00 TUE (b00sj5z7)

Colin Clark - My Week With Marilyn 14:30 MON (b01llfj1)

Colin Clark - My Week With Marilyn 14:30 TUE (b01llpkz)

Colin Clark - My Week With Marilyn 14:30 WED (b01lmmnf)

Colin Clark - My Week With Marilyn 14:30 THU (b01lmq3p)

Colin Clark - My Week With Marilyn 14:30 FRI (b01lmy4x)

Comic to Comic 22:30 SUN (b0081mmm)

Dad's Army 14:30 SAT (b007jqpj)

Dad's Army 08:30 THU (b007jqvj)

Dad's Army 12:30 THU (b007jqvj)

Dad's Army 19:30 THU (b007jqvj)

Dave Sheasby - The Amazing Ratman Story 11:15 TUE (b007mb5v)

Dave Sheasby - The Amazing Ratman Story 04:15 WED (b007mb5v)

David Wade - Alexander 03:00 SAT (b007jx30)

David Wade - Alexander 10:00 MON (b007jx34)

David Wade - Alexander 15:00 MON (b007jx34)

David Wade - Alexander 03:00 TUE (b007jx34)

David Wade - Alexander 10:00 TUE (b00cfwr8)

David Wade - Alexander 15:00 TUE (b00cfwr8)

David Wade - Alexander 03:00 WED (b00cfwr8)

David Wade - Alexander 10:00 WED (b007q9by)

David Wade - Alexander 15:00 WED (b007q9by)

David Wade - Alexander 03:00 THU (b007q9by)

Defining Moments 11:00 MON (b01930jj)

Defining Moments 04:00 TUE (b01930jj)

Defining Moments 11:00 TUE (b01930jz)

Defining Moments 04:00 WED (b01930jz)

Defining Moments 11:00 WED (b01930kr)

Defining Moments 04:00 THU (b01930kr)

Desert Island Discs: Longplay 10:00 SUN (b01lk6nc)

Desert Island Discs: Longplay 21:00 SUN (b01lk6nc)

Desert Island Discs: Longplay 01:00 MON (b01lk6nc)

Doctor Finlay: Adventures of a Black Bag 17:00 WED (b0082j2t)

Doctor Finlay: Adventures of a Black Bag 05:00 THU (b0082j2t)

Double Income, No Kids Yet 07:00 MON (b0094wj8)

Double Income, No Kids Yet 17:30 MON (b0094wj8)

Double Income, No Kids Yet 05:30 TUE (b0094wj8)

EM Forster Short Stories 11:00 THU (b017gqvz)

EM Forster Short Stories 04:00 FRI (b017gqvz)

EM Forster Short Stories 11:00 FRI (b017gvd8)

ER Braithwaite - To Sir With Love 10:00 THU (b00dyydd)

ER Braithwaite - To Sir With Love 15:00 THU (b00dyydd)

ER Braithwaite - To Sir With Love 03:00 FRI (b00dyydd)

ER Braithwaite - To Sir With Love 10:00 FRI (b00dz530)

ER Braithwaite - To Sir With Love 15:00 FRI (b00dz530)

Ed Doolan Interviews... 08:00 SAT (b00qg3wg)

Ed Doolan Interviews... 15:00 SAT (b00qg3wg)

Ed Doolan Interviews... 01:00 SUN (b00qg3wg)

Edinburgh Festival Diaries 22:55 MON (b01m2q1n)

Edinburgh Festival Diaries 22:55 TUE (b01m2q3l)

Edinburgh Festival Diaries 22:55 WED (b01m2qg3)

Edinburgh Festival Diaries 22:55 THU (b01m2qj1)

Fags, Mags and Bags 07:30 THU (b0105vtt)

Fags, Mags and Bags 22:00 THU (b0105vtt)

Four Joneses and a Jenkins 17:00 THU (b007jqmj)

Four Joneses and a Jenkins 05:00 FRI (b007jqmj)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:00 WED (b007jnqr)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:00 WED (b007jnqr)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:00 WED (b007jnqr)

Heated Rollers 22:30 TUE (b007rn40)

I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue 07:30 MON (b01l7qxc)

I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue 22:00 MON (b01l7qxc)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 08:30 WED (b00r92l4)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 12:30 WED (b00r92l4)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 19:30 WED (b00r92l4)

I've Never Seen Star Wars 05:30 SAT (b014gsmn)

I've Never Seen Star Wars 17:30 SAT (b014gsmn)

I've Never Seen Star Wars 05:30 SUN (b014gsmn)

I've Never Seen Star Wars 07:30 FRI (b015fkl4)

If You're So Clever, Why Aren't You Rich? 23:30 WED (b00spp7w)

In the Balance 22:30 WED (b007k26c)

Ivor Cutler - A Wet Handle 22:45 SAT (b00cl648)

John Wyndham - No Place Like Earth 17:30 SUN (b01lk78f)

John Wyndham - The Day of the Triffids 00:30 SAT (b007jrh9)

John Wyndham - The Day of the Triffids 18:30 MON (b007jrhp)

John Wyndham - The Day of the Triffids 00:30 TUE (b007jrhp)

John Wyndham - The Day of the Triffids 18:30 TUE (b007jrj5)

John Wyndham - The Day of the Triffids 00:30 WED (b007jrj5)

John Wyndham - The Day of the Triffids 18:30 WED (b007jrjm)

John Wyndham - The Day of the Triffids 00:30 THU (b007jrjm)

John Wyndham - The Day of the Triffids 18:30 THU (b007jrk3)

John Wyndham - The Day of the Triffids 00:30 FRI (b007jrk3)

John Wyndham - The Day of the Triffids 18:30 FRI (b007jrl5)

Jules Verne - Around the World in Eighty Days 09:00 SUN (b007jty4)

Jules Verne - Around the World in Eighty Days 16:30 SUN (b007jty4)

Jules Verne - Around the World in Eighty Days 05:00 MON (b007jty4)

Ken Kesey - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest 06:00 SAT (b0089hkg)

Ken Kesey - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest 16:00 SAT (b0089hkg)

Ken Kesey - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest 04:00 SUN (b0089hkg)

King Street Junior 17:00 TUE (b007jmmc)

King Street Junior 05:00 WED (b007jmmc)

Legal, Decent, Honest and Truthful 09:30 MON (b007jvrj)

Legal, Decent, Honest and Truthful 02:30 TUE (b007jvrj)

Lenin of the Rovers 22:30 THU (b007jvcl)

Like They've Never Been Gone 17:00 MON (b009mbjl)

Like They've Never Been Gone 05:00 TUE (b009mbjl)

Listen to Les 14:00 SAT (b00ttpnd)

Listen to Les 08:30 TUE (b00k26j0)

Listen to Les 12:30 TUE (b00k26j0)

Listen to Les 19:30 TUE (b00k26j0)

Loose Ends 11:15 MON (b01ldg63)

Loose Ends 04:15 TUE (b01ldg63)

MR James 00:00 SAT (b00pf4xf)

MR James 18:00 MON (b00pfljb)

MR James 00:00 TUE (b00pfljb)

MacAulay and Co 21:00 MON (b01llg4g)

MacAulay and Co 21:00 TUE (b01lmq9y)

MacAulay and Co 21:00 WED (b01lmq8g)

MacAulay and Co 21:00 THU (b01lmq3t)

MacAulay and Co 21:00 FRI (b01lmy53)

Margaret Bonham - The Casino 04:00 SAT (b007tzqb)

Marriott's Monologues 11:00 SUN (b00sp4g9)

Marriott's Monologues 19:00 SUN (b00sp4g9)

Marriott's Monologues 02:00 MON (b00sp4g9)

McLevy 13:15 SAT (b007jw3d)

McLevy 03:15 SUN (b007jw3d)

Mel's Mix: The Best of The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 SUN (b01lk6xy)

Miss Marple 01:00 SAT (b007jnp6)

Mr Blue Sky 07:30 TUE (b01gvkw9)

Mr Blue Sky 22:00 TUE (b01gvkw9)

My Teenage Diary 07:30 WED (b01l7wtr)

My Teenage Diary 22:00 WED (b01l7wtr)

Nigel and Earl Sort Out the World 22:30 FRI (b007jx2d)

On the Hour 23:30 FRI (b0090br1)

On the Town with the League of Gentlemen 23:00 SUN (b0080p90)

Paupers and Pig Killers 11:15 FRI (b007jx3z)

Peter O'Toole - Loitering With Intent 14:45 MON (b01llg4b)

Peter O'Toole - Loitering With Intent 14:45 TUE (b01llpl1)

Peter O'Toole - Loitering With Intent 14:45 WED (b01lmmnk)

Pulp Fiction 23:45 SAT (b00fwcqf)

Raffles 01:30 SAT (m0001p3l)

Raffles 06:30 MON (m0001qm0)

Raffles 13:30 MON (m0001qm0)

Raffles 20:30 MON (m0001qm0)

Raffles 01:30 TUE (m0001qm0)

Raffles 06:30 TUE (b007jncv)

Raffles 13:30 TUE (b007jncv)

Raffles 20:30 TUE (b007jncv)

Raffles 01:30 WED (b007jncv)

Raffles 06:30 WED (b007jndt)

Raffles 13:30 WED (b007jndt)

Raffles 20:30 WED (b007jndt)

Raffles 01:30 THU (b007jndt)

Raffles 06:30 THU (b007jnfb)

Raffles 13:30 THU (b007jnfb)

Raffles 20:30 THU (b007jnfb)

Raffles 01:30 FRI (b007jnfb)

Raffles 06:30 FRI (b007jnfw)

Raffles 13:30 FRI (b007jnfw)

Raffles 20:30 FRI (b007jnfw)

Robb Wilton: I Should Say So 11:45 SUN (b01lk6wp)

Robb Wilton: I Should Say So 19:45 SUN (b01lk6wp)

Robb Wilton: I Should Say So 02:45 MON (b01lk6wp)

Roger McGough - Postscript: Summer With Monika 04:50 SAT (b00bwsdj)

Roger McGough - Summer With Monika 04:15 SAT (b00bws4x)

Rudy's Rare Records 23:30 THU (b00p1jb7)

Sarah at the Stand 22:00 FRI (b01425t6)

Saturday Stand-Up 22:00 SAT (b01ljy0d)

Schalken the Painter by Sheridan Le Fanu 18:30 SAT (b007sw35)

Schalken the Painter by Sheridan Le Fanu 00:30 SUN (b007sw35)

Smelling of Roses 07:00 THU (b00dz7yc)

Smelling of Roses 17:30 THU (b00dz7yc)

Smelling of Roses 05:30 FRI (b00dz7yc)

Sneakiepeeks 09:30 TUE (b00pckm1)

Sneakiepeeks 02:30 WED (b00pckm1)

Stephen King - Blaze 23:30 SAT (b00g2ch3)

Steptoe and Son 08:30 MON (b007jlb0)

Steptoe and Son 12:30 MON (b007jlb0)

Steptoe and Son 19:30 MON (b007jlb0)

Strange Weather Days 07:15 SUN (b007jxg6)

Strange Weather Days 13:15 SUN (b007jxg6)

Street and Lane 09:30 WED (b00vhw43)

Street and Lane 02:30 THU (b00vhw43)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 MON (b01llg4d)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 TUE (b01llpl3)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 WED (b01lmmnm)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 THU (b01lmq3r)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 FRI (b01lmy4z)

The Betty Witherspoon Show 08:00 SUN (b01lk58m)

The Betty Witherspoon Show 15:00 SUN (b01lk58m)

The Betty Witherspoon Show 20:00 SUN (b01lk58m)

The Burkiss Way 08:30 FRI (b00jr7g2)

The Burkiss Way 12:30 FRI (b00jr7g2)

The Burkiss Way 19:30 FRI (b00jr7g2)

The Clitheroe Kid 08:30 SUN (b007jnhl)

The Clitheroe Kid 15:30 SUN (b007jnhl)

The Clitheroe Kid 20:30 SUN (b007jnhl)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 SUN (b01m0dqt)

The Comedy Club at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 22:15 FRI (b01lwbwd)

The Comedy Club at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 22:50 FRI (b01lwbwg)

The Comedy Club at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 23:25 FRI (b01lwbwj)

The Curried Goat Show 23:00 TUE (b009l70w)

The Goon Show 08:00 TUE (b00cyg6v)

The Goon Show 12:00 TUE (b00cyg6v)

The Goon Show 19:00 TUE (b00cyg6v)

The Jason Explanation of... 11:30 SAT (b007jq20)

The Jason Explanation of... 21:30 SAT (b007jq20)

The Leopard in Autumn 07:00 WED (b00s7n40)

The Leopard in Autumn 17:30 WED (b00s7n40)

The Leopard in Autumn 05:30 THU (b00s7n40)

The Long Hot Satsuma 23:00 WED (b00n5vsb)

The Masterson Inheritance 23:30 TUE (b007jsy1)

The Million Pound Radio Show 23:00 THU (b008m7km)

The Navy Lark 08:00 FRI (b01lmx3c)

The Navy Lark 12:00 FRI (b01lmx3c)

The Navy Lark 19:00 FRI (b01lmx3c)

The Scarifyers 18:00 SAT (b00hwyq1)

The Scarifyers 00:00 SUN (b00hwyq1)

The Shuttleworths 23:30 SUN (b007m950)

The Unbelievable Truth 09:30 THU (b00b4r5f)

The Unbelievable Truth 02:30 FRI (b00b4r5f)

The Wordsmiths at Gorsemere 09:00 THU (b007jskt)

The Wordsmiths at Gorsemere 02:00 FRI (b007jskt)

The Workin's of Perkins: The Radio Life of Geoffrey Perkins 09:00 SAT (b00pk92h)

The Workin's of Perkins: The Radio Life of Geoffrey Perkins 19:00 SAT (b00pk92h)

The Young Postmen 07:00 FRI (b00fr1vh)

The Young Postmen 17:30 FRI (b00fr1vh)

This Sceptred Isle 14:15 MON (b007jthl)

This Sceptred Isle 14:15 WED (b007jthr)

This Sceptred Isle 14:15 FRI (b007jtj8)

Trivia Test Match 02:30 SAT (b00nj7cl)

Trivia Test Match 09:30 FRI (b007yv3j)

Two Doors Down 07:00 TUE (b008j0lm)

Two Doors Down 17:30 TUE (b008j0lm)

Two Doors Down 05:30 WED (b008j0lm)

VI Warshawski 23:00 SAT (b0089j85)

Wimsey 06:00 MON (b00s8kxl)

Wimsey 13:00 MON (b00s8kxl)

Wimsey 20:00 MON (b00s8kxl)

Wimsey 01:00 TUE (b00s8kxl)

Wimsey 06:00 TUE (b00s9f4w)

Wimsey 13:00 TUE (b00s9f4w)

Wimsey 20:00 TUE (b00s9f4w)

Wimsey 01:00 WED (b00s9f4w)

Wimsey 06:00 WED (b00sbmdy)

Wimsey 13:00 WED (b00sbmdy)

Wimsey 20:00 WED (b00sbmdy)

Wimsey 01:00 THU (b00sbmdy)

Wimsey 06:00 THU (b00sbqhr)

Wimsey 13:00 THU (b00sbqhr)

Wimsey 20:00 THU (b00sbqhr)

Wimsey 01:00 FRI (b00sbqhr)

Wimsey 06:00 FRI (b00sbvcv)

Wimsey 13:00 FRI (b00sbvcv)

Wimsey 20:00 FRI (b00sbvcv)

Writing the Century - Omnibus 12:00 SAT (b01lphg5)

Writing the Century - Omnibus 02:00 SUN (b01lphg5)

Yes Minister 08:00 THU (b007jlgh)

Yes Minister 12:00 THU (b007jlgh)

Yes Minister 19:00 THU (b007jlgh)

Yes Yes Yes 07:30 SAT (b00t8xfp)