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SATURDAY 13 OCTOBER 2012

SAT 00:00 Charles Chilton - Journey into Space (b007js9j)
The World in Peril

Episode 16

Captain Jet Morgan and the crew of the Discovery ambush the Lunar Controller.

Continuing the 20-part serial - the third of Charles Chilton's classic sci-fi trilogy set in 1972.

CAST:
Jet Morgan …. Andrew Faulds
Lemmy …. Alfie Bass
Doc …. Guy Kingsley Poynter
Mitch …. Don Sharp
Various ….Alan Tylvern
Rogers/The Martian …. David Jacobs

Music composed and orchestra conducted by Van Phillips.

Written and produced by Charles Chilton.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in January 1956.


SAT 00:30 Philip K Dick - We Can Remember It for You Wholesale (b007mfgq)
Episode 2

Does a childhood fantasy hold the key to the human race's survival? Philip K Dick's classic tale concluded by William Hootkins.


SAT 01:00 Dick Francis (b011qm8r)
Whip Hand

5. The Finish

Sid Halley believes he knows the truth behind the doping and phoney racing syndicates, but dare he reveal it?

Mick Ford stars in the conclusion of Dick Francis's thriller set in the world of horse-racing.

Dramatised by Alan England.

Sid Halley ...... Mick Ford
Chico Barnes ...... Kim Durham
Rosemary Caspar ...... Patricia Gallimore
Charles ...... Simon Carter
Trevor Deansgate ...... Terry Molloy
Rammileese ...... Andy Hockley
Ullaston ...... Geoff Serle
Jenny ...... Petra Markham
Mark Rammileese ...... Philip Molloy
George Casper ...... Alan Devereux

Producer: Philip Martin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1991.


SAT 01:30 James Bond - Casino Royale (b016dklr)
Episode 10

Bond is betrayed, and it seems the true enemy is much closer to home than he realises. Alex Jennings concludes the spy classic.


SAT 01:45 Dick Barton Special Agent - The Paris Adventure (b01n7m1h)
Episode 10

Snowy and the French police follow the trail of engine oil left by Jock. But they're heading into a trap. New adventure starring the popular 1940s detective, starring Douglas Kelly.


SAT 02:00 Little Blighty on the Down (b007jx7n)
Series 1

Episode 2

Sparks enjoys economic prosperity under the Rotarians. But will it last? Political satire in the story of country folk, with Nick Hancock and Andrew Sachs. From September 1988.


SAT 02:30 Snap (b00tqqjc)
Series 2

Episode 2

Kaz is having problems at school and wants her dad to have a firm talk with her PE teacher from hell.

Meanwhile, Molly’s concerned about Dawn who’s concerned about Raymond. Is he having an affair?

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

Molly …. Rebecca Lacey
Doug …. Paul Venables
Kaz …. Soumaya Keynes
Ryan …. Jessie Sullivan
Annie …. Marlene Sidaway
Raymond …. Jonathan Tafler
Dawn …. Samantha Spiro

Producer: David Ian Neville

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2004.


SAT 03:00 The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (b00tdmc0)
Biographer Richard Holmes introduces Coleridge's classic poem of a cursed sea voyage. Starring John Nettles and Philip Madoc.


SAT 04:00 RK Narayan Stories (b01dc3p8)
A Willing Slave

A contradictory tale of a disciplined but willing servant, who resents and desires her true master. Read by Zia Mohyeddin. From January 1991.


SAT 04:15 David Almond - Skellig (b01n7mpz)
Prize-winning story of what happens when a Newcastle boy finds a dying angel in the garage of his new home. Stars Adam Ironside.


SAT 05:00 Old Dog and Partridge (b007v07y)
Episode 2

Jack and Nicola are struggling to re-establish their father-daughter bond, as she settles back into the pub.

But when she breaks his favourite bowl, Nicola worries that she might have broken something else.

Joe Turner’s six-part sitcom stars Michael Williams as Jack, Lisa Coleman as Nicola, Cherry Morris as Mrs Drummond, Simon Greenall as Andy and Toby Longworth as Brian.

Producer: Liz Anstee

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1999.


SAT 05:30 Millport (b0076287)
Series 2

Growth

Bunty's nowhere to be found when an EU official arrives to inspect her vegetables.

Meanwhile the rest of Millport is bitten by the fitness bug, but the lack of any sports facilities poses a few logistical problems...

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

Irene ...... Lynn Ferguson
Moira/Agnes ...... Janet Brown
Alberto/Robert/Inspector ...... Lewis McLeod
Ena/Bunty ...... Gabriel Quigley
Bob/Minister ...... Robert Patterson
Dougie ...... Matt Costello

Music arranged by Olly Fox.

Producer: Lucy Bacon

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2001.


SAT 06:00 Andrew Rissik - Troy (b007k434)
Helen at Ephesus

After defeating the Trojans, the Greeks sail home. Will the gods be kind to them? City downfall trilogy with Paul Scofield.


SAT 07:30 Samuel Taylor Coleridge - The Glittering Eye (b01nbq5p)
4 Extra Debut. Coleridge's Ancient Mariner waylaid the Wedding Guest and "fixed him with his glittering eye". Celebrating the captivating poem.


SAT 08:00 An Hour With Ned Sherrin (b00yk21p)
From Jeffrey Archer to Pia Zadora in Ned Sherrin's witty A-Z of theatrical anecdotes.

The writer, director, producer and broadcaster was a brilliant raconteur and this hilarious one-man show was recorded live at Brighton's New Venture Theatre in June 1994.

Among many other celebrities, Ned includes tales about Noel Coward, John Gielgud, Rex Harrison, Andrew Lloyd-Webber and Maggie Smith.

Ned Sherrin: 18 February 1931 - 1 October 2007.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 7 in 2011.


SAT 09:00 Comedy Controller (b007jsmx)
Armando Iannucci

Armando Iannucci: The doyen of comedy's selection includes I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue, The Atkinson People, The Consultants, The Burkiss Way and The Big Fun Show.


SAT 12:00 HighLites Omnibus (b01nbq5r)
Retouched

Steve Chambers and Phil Nodding's crime caper sees two women start a cover-up. Stars Lorraine Ashbourne and Rosie Cavaliero.


SAT 13:15 Baldi (b00whw3t)
Series 5

Food of the Blue

Paolo Baldi's attempt at a scholarly retreat at the great Cranolly House just happens to coincide with its 500th Anniversary.

A series of unusual events plunges Baldi into a world of ancient traditions struggling to survive in a modern and materialistic world - and murder...

Starring David Threlfall as Paolo Baldi - Franciscan priest turned Dublin sleuth

With Tina Kellegher as Tina Mahon, Owen Roe as Rynne, TP McKenna as Father Troy, Dermot Crowley as De Burca, David Kelly as Baldwin, Alan Stamford as Edmonds, Don Wycherley as O'Byrne, Richard Dormer as Lojek, Kieran Lagan as Don as Bronagh Taggart as the Girl.

Murder mystery written by James McAleavey.

Format by Barry Devlin. Developed and produced by BBC Northern Ireland.

Directed in Belfast by Mark Lambert.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2008.


SAT 14:00 The Goon Show (b00dyb10)
Ten Snowballs That Shook the World

Neddie Seagoon attempts to auction the equator - from a raft.

Groundbreaking, surreal BBC radio comedy written by Spike Milligan.

Starring:
Peter Sellers
Harry Secombe
Spike Milligan

First billed as Crazy People, ten series of The Goon Show were recorded between 1951 and 1960, but sadly many of the earliest shows weren’t kept in the archive.

With the Ray Ellington Quartet and Max Geldray.

Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott.

Announcer: Wallace Greenslade

Producer: Charles Chilton

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in February 1958.


SAT 14:30 Hancock's Half Hour (b008p8pl)
Series 5

The Prize Money

The lad gets more than he bargained for when he wins a TV quiz show.

Starring 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 May 1958.


SAT 15:00 An Hour With Ned Sherrin (b00yk21p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SAT 16:00 Andrew Rissik - Troy (b007k434)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 Meet David Sedaris (b01n60m2)
Series 3

Author Author; Front Row Centre with Thaddeus Bristol

The multi-award winning American essayist brings more of his wit and charm to BBC Radio 4 with a series of audience readings.

This week David gives his observations of life as an author on tour in "Author, Author", makes a satirical swipe at critics in "Front Row Centre with Thaddeus Bristol", and reads some extracts from his diaries.

Producer: Steve Doherty
A Boom Pictures Cymru production for BBC Radio 4.


SAT 18:00 Arthur C Clarke Stories (b011cjhh)
Rendezvous With Rama

Episode 1

When a mysterious space object appears in the solar system, SV Endeavour's crew are sent to investigate. Stars Richard Dillane.


SAT 19:00 Comedy Controller (b007jsmx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 The Jason Byrne Show (b00n1jtw)
Series 1

Medicine

Probing a fresh theme each week, the award-winning comic hosts stand-up and sketches. With Ivan Brackenbury. From August 2008.


SAT 22:30 The Lee Mack Show (b00bwzv3)
Sophie Ellis-Bextor

Sophie Ellis-Bextor joins the quick-fire comic for stand-up, sketches and music. With Angela McHale. From March 2005.


SAT 23:00 Ruth Rendell - The Fever Tree and Other Stories (b00tdzzl)
Thornapple

Smitten by poisons, James is captivated by ruthless single mum Mirabel on a visit to her wealthy aunt. Stars Elizabeth Spriggs.


SAT 23:30 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - The Lost Special (b01c8cbn)
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's story of the mysterious disappearance of a train en route from Liverpool. Read by David Schofield.



SUNDAY 14 OCTOBER 2012

SUN 00:00 Arthur C Clarke Stories (b011cjhh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 An Hour With Ned Sherrin (b00yk21p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:00 HighLites Omnibus (b01nbq5r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 on Saturday]


SUN 03:15 Baldi (b00whw3t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:15 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 Andrew Rissik - Troy (b007k434)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 Meet David Sedaris (b01n60m2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 The Churchills - Speaking for Themselves (b007jrgp)
Omnibus, part 1

The letters of Winston and Clementine Churchill. 'Pug' and 'Cat' become close, but war and tragedy loom. Starring Alex Jennings.


SUN 07:15 Attention All Shipping: A Journey Around the Shipping Forecast (b0175jj0)
Wight, Portland, Fitzroy

Charlie Connelly travels to a literary island, the Portland Race and the End of the World. Tom Goodman-Hills reads.


SUN 07:30 Ayres on the Air (b01n6yj5)
Series 4

Winter

Popular poet Pam Ayres concludes her series of poetry and sketch shows about the seasons with a look at winter.
.
Subjects include that magic combination of cold weather and broken boilers; the art of comparing ailments with an update of the Yuletide song The 12 Days of Christmas and, as we reach the end of the Winter season ,Pam tells how to fan the dying flame of passion, come Valentine's Day.

Poems include: Who's Had My Scissors, Ever Since I Had Me Op and Insomnia.

With Felicity Montagu and Geoffrey Whitehead

Producer: Claire Jones.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra in October 2012.


SUN 08:00 Harry Worth (b00rd6p0)
Thirty Minutes Worth

The Old Flame

Just as Harry Worth is feeling lonely, a long lost love turns up.

Starring Harry Worth.

With Jacqueline Clarke and Joan Sanderson.

The amiable, woolly-minded bumbler, causes more confusion!

Written by Vince Powell.

Producer: Mike Craig

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in October 1988.


SUN 08:30 The Clitheroe Kid (b007jtgw)
Series 11

Robin Jim and his Merry Men

The cheeky schoolboy sets out to clear Grandad's name. With Jimmy Clitheroe and guest star Derek Nimmo. From October 1967.


SUN 09:00 Kenneth Grahame - The Wind in the Willows (b00qsxdy)
Episode 1

Mole, Ratty, Toad and Badger's famous adventure dramatised and narrated by Alan Bennett. With Richard Briers and Derek Waring.


SUN 10:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b01nbw56)
Sir Ian McKellen

4 Extra Debut. Beethoven and Abba - the castaway choices of actor Sir Ian McKellen, in conversation with Sue Lawley. From February 2003.


SUN 10:45 Nan Woodhouse (b01bmjtk)
The Reconstruction Job

Retirement didn't suit Tommy at all. But perhaps the new life of the mill had something to offer him. Read by Russell Dixon.


SUN 11:00 Christopher Brookmyre's Comedy Bookcase (b01n0w1c)
Series 2

Jenny Eclair

1/3
Author Christopher Brookmyre is joined by the effervescent Jenny Éclair for an in depth discussion about her life and novels. Recorded live at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.


SUN 11:30 That Reminds Me (b01nbw58)
Series 5

Liz Fraser

The 'Carry On' star of countless British film and TV comedies, actress Liz Fraser, recalls her career.

Series showcasing the reminiscences of well-loved entertainers chatting to a live audience.

Producer: Claire Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2003.


SUN 12:00 The Churchills - Speaking for Themselves (b007jrgp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SUN 13:15 Attention All Shipping: A Journey Around the Shipping Forecast (b0175jj0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today]


SUN 13:30 PD James - The Skull Beneath the Skin (b007w0rb)
Episode 2

As murder suspects mount up, police question Cordelia Grey, and there's another death. Stars Greta Scacchi and John Moffatt.


SUN 15:00 Harry Worth (b00rd6p0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 15:30 The Clitheroe Kid (b007jtgw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 16:00 Mel's Mix: The Best of The 4 O'Clock Show (b01nbw5b)
Philip Pullman's fairy tales, Michael Morpurgo's favourite childhood books, and learning how to howl like a wolf - join Mel Giedroyc for highlights from The 4 O'Clock Show.


SUN 16:30 Kenneth Grahame - The Wind in the Willows (b00qsxdy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SUN 17:30 A Laugh on the Ocean Wave (b007k4k5)
Episode 2

Nicholas Parsons meets more cruise ship entertainers and discovers that audiences afloat aren't always the easiest to please.


SUN 18:00 Doctor Who (b01132sq)
Cobwebs

Episode 1

The Time Lord, Tegan and Turlough are reunited with Nyssa, who is on a mission to discover an anti-virus. Fifth Doctor adventure stars Peter Davison and Sarah Sutton.


SUN 18:30 Daphne Du Maurier (b007jq79)
The Birds

Episode 3

Will the Triggs be able to help Nat's family, or have the avian attackers got to them first? Read by Charlie Barnecut.


SUN 19:00 Christopher Brookmyre's Comedy Bookcase (b01n0w1c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 19:30 That Reminds Me (b01nbw58)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:30 today]


SUN 20:00 Harry Worth (b00rd6p0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 20:30 The Clitheroe Kid (b007jtgw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b01nbw56)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


SUN 21:45 Nan Woodhouse (b01bmjtk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today]


SUN 22:00 Little Britain (b008vt68)
Series 2

Episode 4

Back where it started out. Matt Lucas and David Walliams' oddball TV smash hit, without the cameras. From March 2002.


SUN 22:30 Mark Tavener - In the Red (b007k003)
Episode 3

Anarchic BBC reporter George Cragge probes the murder of another London bank manager - while in Broadcasting House, BBC Controllers are counting on divine intervention to topple the Director General.

London is plagued by a series of bizarre murders of bank managers. Hot on the trail of the killer are an old-style Chief Police Inspector and BBC Radio's anarchic crime correspondent, George Cragge.

A blackly humorous murder mystery set in the world of City finance, the BBC and political parties starring Michael Williams.

Dramatised by Mark Tavener and Peter Baynham from Mark Tavener's novel.

George Cragge ...... Michael Williams
Frank Jefferson ...... Barry Foster
Geoffrey Crichton-Potter ...... Stephen Moore
Henry ...... Julian Rhind-Tutt
Max ...... Peter Woodthorpe
Controller Radio 2 ...... Stephen Fry
Controller Radio 4 ...... John Bird
Dominic De'ath ...... Benjamin Whitrow
Hercules Fortescue ...... Nicholas Le Prevost
Andrew James ...... Peter Serafinowcz
Agony Aunt ...... Eva Stuart
Oswald ...... Simon Greenall
Chairman ...... Peter Yapp

Other parts by Oliver Sentona and Alice Arnold.

Music by Paul Mottram

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1995.


SUN 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b01nm1h8)
Arthur Smith chats to Charlie Higson at the Cheltenham Literature Festival.


SUN 23:00 Newsjack (b01n7lyh)
Series 7

Episode 4

Justin Edwards and the team tastefully make fun of the news stories from the last seven days.


SUN 23:30 Dave Podmore (b007qx6y)
Dave Podmore's Cricket Fix

Episode 3

Dave Podmore refuses to stand idly by as English cricket stares down both barrels of a bottomless doldrum.

On a chaotic overseas tour, his private life takes a turn for the worse.

Christopher Douglas stars as Pod.

Written by Christopher Douglas, Nick Newman and Andrew Nickolds.

Dave ...... Chris Douglas
Andy ...... Andrew Nickolds

With Nicola Sanderson and Chris Pavlo.

Producer: Richard Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2001.



MONDAY 15 OCTOBER 2012

MON 00:00 Doctor Who (b01132sq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 00:30 Daphne Du Maurier (b007jq79)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b01nbw56)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


MON 01:45 Nan Woodhouse (b01bmjtk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]


MON 02:00 Christopher Brookmyre's Comedy Bookcase (b01n0w1c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:30 That Reminds Me (b01nbw58)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:30 on Sunday]


MON 03:00 Harry Worth (b00rd6p0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Sunday]


MON 03:30 PD James - The Skull Beneath the Skin (b007w0rb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:30 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Kenneth Grahame - The Wind in the Willows (b00qsxdy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 Ruth Rendell - The Keys to the Street (b01nbz23)
A Door Unlocked

Claudie Blakley reads Ruth Rendell's thriller.

Mary Jago's troubles begin when partner Alastair beats her up for making an anonymous donation of her bone marrow. She flees to house-sit a Georgian mansion in London's Regents Park, apparently safe at last but where she is lonely and her only company is the departing occupants' dog, a shih-tzu called Gushi.

Against her grandmother's advice Mary plans to meet the recipient of her bone marrow, a young man from a local housing estate called Leo Nash. Other characters include: Leslie Bean, a 70 year old dog-walker, who comes twice a day to take Gushi out along with five other dogs; Roman Ashton, who takes to the streets after his wife and children die in a devastating traffic accident; and Hob, a drug addict and part time hit man.

In this opening episode, Mary flees to the apparent tranquillity of Charlotte Cottage - an opulent house which belongs to friends of her grandmother. Once there, she writes a letter to the recipient of her bone marrow, Leo Nash, whom she wants to meet.

Meanwhile, in the park nearby, local drug addict Hob pays for his next hit by beating up a victim for his dealer.

Producer: Hilary Dunn

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by Loftus Audio.


MON 06:30 Ian Rankin - Beggars Banquet (b00mtr89)
Facing the Music, Part 1

Inspector Rebus discovers a bigger story behind a valuable theft from an Edinburgh hi-fi shop. Read by James Macpherson.


MON 06:45 Dick Barton Special Agent - The Paris Adventure (b01nbz25)
Episode 11

Our hero has his work cut out to save Snowy and Jean's lives. Gang boss Spider is increasingly suspicious. Stars Douglas Kelly.


MON 07:00 HE Bates - A Little of What You Fancy (b00r7s5x)
Episode 6

Pa Larkin's off to feast for the fight and Ma is surprised. Rural family saga with David Jason and Pam Ferris. From March 1996.


MON 07:30 The Museum of Curiosity (b01n7l2h)
Series 5

Brand, Hart Dyke, Clark

Professor of Ignorance at the University of Buckingham, Professor John Lloyd CBE is joined by comedian Jimmy Carr for the fifth series.

Three guests are invited to donate one item each and explain why it deserves a place in the museum.

John and Jimmy welcome Astronomer Dr Stuart Clark; Plant-hunter and former hostage Tom Hart Dyke; and comedian, novelist and sitcom writer Jo Brand.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2012


MON 08:00 Beyond Our Ken (b007jwst)
Kenneth Horne sets sail with a tale of Sir Francis Drake - and 'Hornerama' on food. With Kenneth Williams. From December 1963.


MON 08:30 Steptoe and Son (b007jlnf)
Series 3

TB or Not TB

Sixty years of smoking takes its toll on Albert Steptoe.

Starring Wilfrid Brambell and Harry H Corbett.

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

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

Albert ...... Wilfrid Brambell
Harold ...... Harry H Corbett
Receptionist ...... Jo Manning Wilson

Adapted for radio from their TV scripts by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Producer: Bobby Jaye

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in April 1971.


MON 09:00 Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! (b00pd5n7)
Series 5

Murder Most Fouled Up

At short notice Arthur steps in to play a prominent role in an evening Murder Mystery event for Lord and Lady Preston, his new best friends - if they did but know it! Who committed the heinous murder? Can Count Arthur solve the case? Did he do it? Was it the butler? There's only one way to find out!

We once again follow the one-time Variety Star as he uncompromisingly fulfils his daily list of engagements. Every day life with Count Arthur Strong is always an enlightening experience!

Steve Delaney, Alastair Kerr, David Mounfield and Mel Giedroyc star.

Produced by John Leonard and Mark Radcliffe
A Komedia Entertainment & Smooth Operations production for BBC Radio 4.


MON 09:30 Life, Death and Sex with Mike and Sue (b01nbzs8)
Series 2

Work and Travel

Sofa-bound TV presenters Mike and Sue look at work and travel, plus "Missing Persons".

Series 2 of Bill Dare's sitcom stars Robert Duncan and Jan Ravens.

Mike ...... Robert Duncan
Sue ...... Jan Ravens

With Roger Blake, Bill Dare, Alistair McGowan and Sally Philips.

Music by Mark Burton.

Producer: Jo Clegg

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1997.


MON 10:00 Howard Spring - Fame is the Spur (b012129m)
Born in Captivity

Ian McKellen stars in the story of John Hamer Shawcross - from his boyhood on the streets of Ancoats, Manchester to his pursuit of power and fame.

Set against the wider current of events in England in the early 19th century.

Howard Spring's novel freely adapted for radio in eight episodes by Ken Whitmore.

John Shawcross ...... Ian McKellen
John Shawcross as a Boy ...... Gary Carp
Tom Hannaway as a Youth ...... Phillip Politt
Arnold Ryerson as a Youth ...... David Riley
Grandfather ...... Geoffrey Banks
Ellen ...... Rosalie Williams
Gordon Stansfield ...... Ian Flintoff
Ma Hannaway ...... Elizabeth Hannaway
Charles Artingstall ...... George Hagan
Ann Artingstall ...... Susan Revilll
Hawley ...... Graham Tennant
Lizzie Lightowler ...... Rosalie Crutchley

With Jimmy Braddock, Phillippa Connell and Ruth Williams as the other children.

Director: Trevor Hill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1979.


MON 11:00 Roddy Doyle - Bullfighting (b01djpjk)
The Photograph

Middle age is taking its toll on Martin and his friends. But could a healthier diet really be the answer? Short stories by the Irish novelist, read by Simon Delaney.


MON 11:15 Loose Ends (b01n96qv)
Barry Cryer, Karl Wallinger, Joanna Scanlan, Nicholas Coleridge and John Shuttleworth

Clive celebrates a milestone with comedian and clueless joker Barry Cryer, who's fifty year career has seen him write gags for the likes of Dave Allen and Tommy Cooper. Hailed by his 'I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue' teammates as 'the dirty old man with a drink problem', Barry and Co are celebrating forty years of fun with a new book. 'I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue: The Best of Forty Years' compiles all the best bits from this classic and hugely popular BBC Radio 4 comedy show.

Clive strikes a pose with head of publishing house Condé Nast Nicholas Coleridge, who, as well as being in charge of Vogue, Tatler and Vanity Fair, has found time to write over ten books. His latest literary venture 'The Adventuress' charts the rise and rise of Miss Cath Fox; a woman on a mission to get what she wants.

Emma Freud's Getting On famously with actress Jo Scanlan and chats to her about playing prudish Terri Coverley in 'The Thick of It' and starring as ward sister Den Flixter in BBC Four's darkly comic hospital drama 'Getting On'. In amongst the bed pans and blocked sluices lies humour and warmth. 'Getting On' starts on Wednesday 17th October at 22.00.

All aboard the Ship of Fools! Clive's throwing a party for musician and former Waterboy Karl Wallinger. After surviving an aneurysm in 2001, Karl has a lot to celebrate and tells Clive about life after near-death, Robbie Williams and releasing a collection of World Party tracks. He performs 'She's The One' from the album 'Arkeology'.

More music from former sweet factory security guard and Sheffield's finest Yamaha organ player John Shuttleworth. He's venturing beyond the garden gate to perform 'A Day In The Life Of Alfie Boe' from his latest comedy tour 'Out Of Our Sheds'.

Producer: Cathie Mahoney.


MON 12:00 Beyond Our Ken (b007jwst)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 Steptoe and Son (b007jlnf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 Ruth Rendell - The Keys to the Street (b01nbz23)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 Ian Rankin - Beggars Banquet (b00mtr89)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 13:45 Dick Barton Special Agent - The Paris Adventure (b01nbz25)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:45 today]


MON 14:00 The Churchills - Speaking for Themselves (b007jrh6)
Episode 6

Away at war, Churchill writes to Clementine stating he wants to return home early. Starring Alex Jennings and Sylvestra Le Touzel. From February 1999.


MON 14:15 Shakespeare's Restless World (b01gf5t0)
Europe: Triumphs of the Past

Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, continues his new object-based history. Taking artefacts from William Shakespeare's time, he explores how Elizabethan and Jacobean playgoers made sense of the unstable and rapidly changing world in which they lived.

With old certainties shifting around them, in a time of political and religious unrest and economic expansion, Neil asks what the plays would have meant to the public when they were first performed. He uses carefully selected objects to explore the great issues of the day that preoccupied the public and helped shape the works, and he considers what they can reveal about the concerns and beliefs of Shakespearean England.

Programme 6. EUROPE: TRIUMPHS OF THE PAST - As a tourist attraction in Westminster Abbey, Henry V's instruments of battle reflect the view of English history as depicted on the Elizabeth stage.

Producer: Paul Kobrak.


MON 14:30 Joanna Trollope - Marrying the Mistress (b007tdnk)
Episode 6

As judge Guy Stockdale pursues his affair with Merrion, his family are affected in unexpected ways. Read by Barbara Flynn.


MON 14:45 Sir Peter Shaffer - Amadeus (b00slqvd)
Episode 6

Salieri plots to ensure Mozart falls out of favour with the Masons. Read by F Murray Abraham. Adapted from the stage play.


MON 15:00 Howard Spring - Fame is the Spur (b012129m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b01ncdbh)
Mel Giedroyc meets Anthony Horowitz at the Cheltenham Literary Festival, along with the first chapter of his story 'Granny'.


MON 17:00 To the Manor Born (b007n1wj)
An Englishman's Home

When Devere installs new security cameras, Audrey declares war.

Starring Penelope Keith as Audrey fforbes-Hamilton.

Keith Barron ..... Richard DeVere
Angela Thorne ..... Marjory Frobisher
Nicholas McArdle ..... Brabinger
Margery Withers ..... Mrs Polouvicka
Frank Middlemass ..... Ned
PC Dottle ...... Kevin Eldon

The tale of lady of the manor Audrey fforbes-Hamilton, forced to sell her beloved Grantleigh Estate when her husband's death leaves her financially strapped. With butler Brabinger in tow, they've decamped to the tiny Old Lodge cottage.

From this vantage point, Audrey keeps a close and disapproving eye on the estate's new owner, the nouveau-riche Richard DeVere, a wholesale foods magnate of Czech descendent.

First piloted on radio and then whisked off to TV before it ever appeared, before finally arriving home in 1997. Written for radio by Peter Spence.

Producer: Jane Berthoud

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in March 1997.


MON 17:30 HE Bates - A Little of What You Fancy (b00r7s5x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 18:00 Charles Chilton - Journey into Space (b007jscg)
The World in Peril

Episode 17

With few resources available, Jet and his crew race to make radio contact.

Continuing the 20-part serial - the third of Charles Chilton's classic sci-fi trilogy set in 1972.

CAST:
Jet Morgan …. Andrew Faulds
Lemmy …. Alfie Bass
Doc …. Guy Kingsley Poynter
Mitch …. Don Sharp
Various ….Alan Tylvern
Rogers/The Martian …. David Jacobs

Music composed and orchestra conducted by Van Phillips.

Written and produced by Charles Chilton.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in January 1956.


MON 18:30 Weird Tales (b00x4gb2)
Series 1

Out of the Depths by Melissa Murray

When Martha discovers her sister Grace has been trying past-life regression to break a cycle of abusive relationships, she decides it is time for them to return to a place from their past.

Travelling to Cornwall, they are forced to confront demons. But which sister needs to be free and what will it cost?

Written by Melissa Murray.

Series of four chilling dramas inspired by Lovecraft's stories of magical rites and forbidden lore.

Martha ...... Elizabeth Berrington
Grace ...... Naomi Frederick
Lovecraft ...... Stephen Hogan
Tom ...... Ed Gaughan
Therapist ...... Caroline Guthrie
Vicar ...... Jonathan Tafler

Producer: Pam Marshall

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2009.


MON 19:00 Beyond Our Ken (b007jwst)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 Steptoe and Son (b007jlnf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 Ruth Rendell - The Keys to the Street (b01nbz23)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 Ian Rankin - Beggars Banquet (b00mtr89)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 20:45 Dick Barton Special Agent - The Paris Adventure (b01nbz25)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:45 today]


MON 21:00 Roddy Doyle - Bullfighting (b01djpjk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:15 Loose Ends (b01n96qv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


MON 22:00 The Museum of Curiosity (b01n7l2h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! (b00pd5n7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 23:00 The News Quiz Extra (b01ncg5f)
Series 5

15/10/2012

An extended edition of the News Quiz, chaired by Sandi Toksvig. Panellists are Francis Wheen, Rebecca Front, Nick Doody and Susan Calman.


MON 23:45 The Shuttleworths (b01ncg5h)
Series 4

Hello, Hello, Hello

John Shuttleworth enters the age of the mobile phone, but is he fully future-prepared? Stars Graham Fellows. From March 2003.



TUESDAY 16 OCTOBER 2012

TUE 00:00 Charles Chilton - Journey into Space (b007jscg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 Weird Tales (b00x4gb2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 Ruth Rendell - The Keys to the Street (b01nbz23)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 Ian Rankin - Beggars Banquet (b00mtr89)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:45 Dick Barton Special Agent - The Paris Adventure (b01nbz25)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:45 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! (b00pd5n7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 Life, Death and Sex with Mike and Sue (b01nbzs8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 Howard Spring - Fame is the Spur (b012129m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 Roddy Doyle - Bullfighting (b01djpjk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:15 Loose Ends (b01n96qv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 To the Manor Born (b007n1wj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 HE Bates - A Little of What You Fancy (b00r7s5x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 Ruth Rendell - The Keys to the Street (b01ncgrj)
Bone of My Bone

Mary Jago meets the recipient of her bone marrow donation and a mutilated body is discovered. Read by Claudie Blakley.


TUE 06:30 Ian Rankin - Beggars Banquet (b00mv1sl)
Facing the Music, Part 2

Probing a mystery Edinburgh shop theft, Inspector Rebus learns the hi-fi dealer has a steel door. Read by James Macpherson.


TUE 06:45 Dick Barton Special Agent - The Paris Adventure (b01nchmq)
Episode 12

As the cargo of contraband nears, our heroes play along with Spider's plans. But is Snowy's cover blown? Stars Douglas Kelly.


TUE 07:00 Babblewick Hall (b01nchms)
Series 1

Episode 4

With a General Election on the horizon, Fenton Babblewick has the chance to represent his constituents in Parliament, as Babblewicks have been doing for centuries.

Only the rakish Thomas Berridge - confirmed gambler and general desperado - stands between Fenton and a glamorous political career...

Starring Nicholas Le Prevost as Fenton Babblewick and Forbes Masson as Augustus Snipe.

Scott Cherry’s six-part sitcom set in the 18th-century.

Fenton Babblewick ...... Nick Le Prevost
Augustus Snipe ...... Forbes Masson
Barney ...... David Antrobus
Jack ...... Sam Kelly
Molly ...... Gillian Bevan
Berridge ...... Jeremy Clyde
Dribb ...... John Baddeley

Music by Paul Mottram.

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1996.


TUE 07:30 Rudy's Rare Records (b01n7hhp)
Series 4

Three's a Crowd

Father and son comedy set in the finest old-school record shop in Birmingham. Starring Lenny Henry, Larrington Walker and some terrific tunes.

Rudy's Rare Records is a tiny down at heel old reggae record shop in Birmingham - one of a dying breed; a place with real soul, stacked with piles of vinyl, where the slogan is "if we don't have it - them don't mek it". It's owned by the charismatic, irrepressible Rudy Sharpe (Larrington Walker), reluctantly helped out by his long-suffering neurotic son Adam (Lenny Henry) and Handsworth's first, black, surly girly goth, Tasha (Natasha Godfrey). Rudy has recently married his long-term love interest Doreen (Claire Benedict) which is leaving his best friend Clifton (Jeffery Kissoon) feeling left out.

Cast:

Adam.............Lenny Henry
Rudy............Larrington Walker
Tasha...........Natasha Godfrey
Doreen..........Claire Benedict
Clifton...........Jeffery Kissoon
Karen ..........Susie Riddell
Craig...............Joe Sims

Written by Danny Robins
Producer: Katie Tyrrell

Tracks in this episode:

THE MAGIC NUMBER - DE LA SOUL
BUMP N GRIND - R KELLY
I'VE GOT TO GET AWAY - JOHN HOLT
RUDE BOY NUMBER - CUTTY RANKS
IT'S A MAN'S MAN'S MAN'S WORLD - JAMES BROWN
HONOUR YOUR MOTHER AND FATHER - DESMOND DEKKER
WHINE AND GRINE - THE BEAT
IRON LION ZION - BOB MARLEY
I CAN'T STAND THE RAIN - HORTENSE ELLIS AND PRINCE WEEDY.


TUE 08:00 The Goon Show (b007jprr)
The Man Who Never Was

The Brits must trick the enemy. A 1958 remake of the 1956 spoof of the war film based on the 1953 book.

Groundbreaking, surreal BBC radio comedy written by Spike Milligan.

Starring:
Peter Sellers
Harry Secombe
Spike Milligan

First billed as Crazy People, ten series of The Goon Show were recorded between 1951 and 1960, but sadly many of the earliest shows weren’t kept in the archive.

With the Ray Ellington Quartet and Max Geldray.

Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott.

Announcer: Wallace Greenslade

Producer: Charles Chilton

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in February 1958.


TUE 08:30 Listen to Les (b01nchmv)
From 24/02/1985

Les Dawson has holiday tales to tell and there are problems to solve for agony uncle, Dr Rhubarb.

With Daphne Oxenford, Eli Woods and Colin Edwynn.
Music by Brian Fitzgerald.
Scripted and produced by James Casey.
First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in February 1985.


TUE 09:00 The News Quiz Extra (b01ncg5f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:45 The Shuttleworths (b01ncg5h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:45 on Monday]


TUE 10:00 Howard Spring - Fame is the Spur (b0121lh9)
Thrown to the Wolves

As John starts work, he studies, preaches and keeps fit - preparing to change the world.

Ian McKellen stars in the story of John Hamer Shawcross - set against the wider current of events in England in the early 19th century.

Howard Spring's novel freely adapted for radio by Ken Whitmore.

John Shawcross ...... Ian McKellen
John Shawcross as a Boy ...... Gary Carp
George Hagan ...... Charles Artingstall
Polly Burnsall ...... Romy Baskerville
Hawley ...... Graham Tennant
Lillian Artingstall ...... Elizabeth Kelly
Ellen ...... Rosalie Williams
Ian Flintoff ...... Gordon Stansfield
Hilda ...... Lesley Nicol
Arnold Ryerson ...... Andrew Jackson
Pen Muff ...... Vida Paterson
Richardson ...... Randal Herley
Ezra Crompton ...... Jimmy Bradock

Director: Trevor Hill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1979.


TUE 11:00 Roddy Doyle - Bullfighting (b01djtls)
Blood

An average, normal man comes to terms with his strange midlife addiction - raw steak. Short stories by the Irish novelist, read by Declan Conlon.


TUE 11:15 The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (b00k2d8t)
Series 1

The Daddy

Based in Botswana, owner and founder Precious Ramotswe takes on her first case and a new secretary. Stars Clare Benedict.


TUE 12:00 The Goon Show (b007jprr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 Listen to Les (b01nchmv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 Ruth Rendell - The Keys to the Street (b01ncgrj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 Ian Rankin - Beggars Banquet (b00mv1sl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 13:45 Dick Barton Special Agent - The Paris Adventure (b01nchmq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:45 today]


TUE 14:00 The Churchills - Speaking for Themselves (b007jrhk)
Episode 7

Churchill returns home to his beloved Clementine, but tragedy strikes. With Alex Jennings and Sylvestra Le Touzel. From January 2000.


TUE 14:15 Shakespeare's Restless World (b01gg7dt)
Ireland: Failures in the Present

Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, continues his new object-based history. Taking artefacts from William Shakespeare's time, he explores how Elizabethan and Jacobean playgoers made sense of the unstable and rapidly changing world in which they lived.

With old certainties shifting around them, in a time of political and religious unrest and economic expansion, Neil asks what the plays would have meant to the public when they were first performed. He uses carefully selected objects to explore the great issues of the day that preoccupied the public and helped shape the works, and he considers what they can reveal about the concerns and beliefs of Shakespearean England.

Programme 7. IRELAND: FAILURES IN THE PRESENT - A rare woodcut offers a equally rare visual impression of the troubles and tragedies of Elizabethan Ireland.

Producer: Paul Kobrak.


TUE 14:30 Joanna Trollope - Marrying the Mistress (b007tkgf)
Episode 7

Taking Merrion to dinner at Simon and Carrie's house, Guy realises that his grandson Jack is unhappy. Read by Barbara Flynn.


TUE 14:45 Sir Peter Shaffer - Amadeus (b00slxyg)
Episode 7

Will Salieri's plan to scupper 'The Magic Flute' work? And who is Mozart writing a Requiem for? Read by F Murray Abraham.


TUE 15:00 Howard Spring - Fame is the Spur (b0121lh9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b01ncjq8)
Mel Giedroyc celebrates the birthday of the Disney company, learns how to bake doughnuts, and hears the Inheritance Books of Radio 2 and Radio 5 Live DJ Simon Mayo.


TUE 17:00 Flying the Flag (b00f34fk)
Series 4

The Pretenders

Revolution in the People's Democratic Republic is in the air when a claimant to the newly restored throne arrives from Britain.

Enter political stage right, Princess Sharon Eckersley.

Series 4 of Alex Shearer's Eastern bloc embassy sitcom.

Starring Dinsdale Landen as HM Ambassador Mackenzie, Peter Acre as William Frost, Moir Leslie as Helen Waterson, Christopher Benjamin as Colonel Surikov, Elaine Lordan as Sharon and Simon Schatzberger as Dave.

Producer: Neil Cargill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1992.


TUE 17:30 Babblewick Hall (b01nchms)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 18:00 Charles Chilton - Journey into Space (b007jsfq)
The World in Peril

Episode 18

With the Martians in pursuit, Jet and the crew try desperately to get a message to Earth.

Continuing the 20-part serial - the third of Charles Chilton's classic sci-fi trilogy set in 1972.

CAST:
Jet Morgan …. Andrew Faulds
Lemmy …. Alfie Bass
Doc …. Guy Kingsley Poynter
Mitch …. Don Sharp
Various ….Alan Tylvern
Rogers/The Martian …. David Jacobs

Music composed and orchestra conducted by Van Phillips.

Written and produced by Charles Chilton.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in January 1956.


TUE 18:30 Weird Tales (b00vk756)
Series 1

The Loop by Chris Harrald

It is 1906 and workers on the new London underground network unearth some mysterious remains.

A young archaeologist investigates and discovers that there are some mysteries better left undisturbed...

Written by Chris Harrald.

Series of four chilling dramas inspired by Lovecraft's stories of magical rites and forbidden lore.

Lovecraft/Samuelson ...... Stephen Hogan
Geoffrey Coombs ...... Geoffrey Streatfeild
Lucy Allen ...... Sophie Roberts
Mr Hodge ...... Stephen Critchlow
Billy ...... Joe Prospero
Feasy ...... Paul Rider
Workman ...... Matt Addis
Waitress ...... Lizzy Watts

Producer: Faith Collingwood

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2009.


TUE 19:00 The Goon Show (b007jprr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 Listen to Les (b01nchmv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 Ruth Rendell - The Keys to the Street (b01ncgrj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 Ian Rankin - Beggars Banquet (b00mv1sl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 20:45 Dick Barton Special Agent - The Paris Adventure (b01nchmq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:45 today]


TUE 21:00 Roddy Doyle - Bullfighting (b01djtls)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 21:15 The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (b00k2d8t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


TUE 22:00 Rudy's Rare Records (b01n7hhp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 I've Never Seen Star Wars (b00htwhd)
Series 2

Suggs

Suggs reads A Brief History of Time, listens to Vivaldi, changes the oil in a car and has his first tap-dancing lesson.


TUE 23:00 Acropolis Now (b007r431)
Series 1

Sheep

Socrates and friends enter the Intellectual Olympics, but Heraclitus is side-tracked. Stars Stephen Moore. From January 2001.


TUE 23:30 The Masterson Inheritance (b007jq63)
Series 2

The Mastersons Go Down

The Masterson's epic tale of murder, intrigue and a fast-talking parrot aboard a luxury cruiser.

The award-winning improvised historical family saga based entirely on audience suggestions.

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

Producer: Phil Clarke

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1994.



WEDNESDAY 17 OCTOBER 2012

WED 00:00 Charles Chilton - Journey into Space (b007jsfq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 Weird Tales (b00vk756)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 Ruth Rendell - The Keys to the Street (b01ncgrj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 Ian Rankin - Beggars Banquet (b00mv1sl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:45 Dick Barton Special Agent - The Paris Adventure (b01nchmq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:45 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 The News Quiz Extra (b01ncg5f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


WED 02:45 The Shuttleworths (b01ncg5h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:45 on Monday]


WED 03:00 Howard Spring - Fame is the Spur (b0121lh9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 Roddy Doyle - Bullfighting (b01djtls)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:15 The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (b00k2d8t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 Flying the Flag (b00f34fk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 Babblewick Hall (b01nchms)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 Ruth Rendell - The Keys to the Street (b01nd474)
Love Hurts

Leo Nash's sudden departure upsets Mary. In the park, another homeless person is murdered. Read by Claudie Blakley.


WED 06:30 Ian Rankin - Beggars Banquet (b00mvd3y)
Herbert in Motion, Part 1

A top gallery curator faces disgrace and prison when his part in a big art fraud looks set to be exposed. Read by James Bryce.


WED 06:45 Dick Barton Special Agent - The Paris Adventure (b01nd476)
Episode 13

As Spider's gang awaits the arrival of a load of contraband, our hero is delighted to find a surprise ally. Stars Douglas Kelly.


WED 07:00 Albert and Me (b007k04p)
Series 1

Family Christmas

Single dad Bryan finds himself double-booked for the festivities...

Stars Richard Beckinsale as Bryan Archer, Pat Coombs as Mum/Albert, John Comer as Dad, Patricia Hayes as Gran, Celia Bannerman as Maureen and Kenneth Shanley as the Store Assistant.

Written by Jim Eldridge.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in December 1977.


WED 07:30 Party (b01n6rsf)
Series 3

Radio

The budding politicians get a crucial radio interview ahead of the upcoming by election.

Tom Basden's satirical comedy about a group of young idealists trying to make waves with their new political party.

Simon .... Tom Basden
Duncan .... Tim Key
Jared .... Jonny Sweet
Mel .... Anna Crilly
Phoebe .... Katy Wix
Alison the radio producer .... Rachel Stubbings
Radio Interviewer .... Peter Curran
Drama interviewee ...Jot Davies

Producer: Julia McKenzie.

First broadcast on Radio 4 in October 2012.


WED 08:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jp42)
Series 5

The Threatening Letters

The lad is full of the joys of Spring - until the postman arrives.

Starring 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 May 1958 .


WED 08:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00sg1gl)
Series 3

Episode 10

Delving into the dark side - to explore the unexplainable.

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

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

Written by John Esmonde & Bob Larbey, Peter Vincent & David McKellar, David Hatch, Eric Idle 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 and songs by Dave Lee, Bill Oddie and Leon Cohen.

Producer: Humphrey Barclay

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in May 1966.


WED 09:00 At Home With the Hardys (b00l5zqf)
Many Happy Returns

The sitcom formally known as 'Unnatural Acts' gets a new title - and a new arrival. Stars Kit Hollerbach and Jeremy Hardy. From May 1990.


WED 09:30 Who Goes There? (b007w4f8)
Series 2

Episode 4

Martin Young chairs the quiz looking at lives of the noteworthy and notorious from the history books.

Tackling the biographical teasers are team captains Francis Wheen and Fred Housego with guests Polly Toynbee and Miles Kington.

Producer: Aled Evans

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1998.


WED 10:00 Howard Spring - Fame is the Spur (b0122k4h)
The Fight for St Swithin's

John's political campaign starts in Bradford with rousing speeches to the crowds.

Ian McKellen stars in the story of John Hamer Shawcross - set against the wider current of events in England in the early 19th century.

Howard Spring's novel freely adapted by Ken Whitmore.

John Shawcross ...... Ian McKellen
Haslett ...... Alan Meadows
Tom Hannaway ...... Geoffrey Wheeler
Marsden ...... Herbert Smith
Lord Lostwithiel of Hereward Castle ...... Jeffrey Wickham
Lady Lettice Melland ...... Helen Ryan
Anne Artingstall ...... June Barry
Lizzie Lightowler ...... Rosalie Crutchley
Arnold Ryerson ...... Andrew Jackson
Pen Muff ...... Vida Paterson
Bellows ...... Peter Bell

Director: Trevor Hill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1979.


WED 11:00 Roddy Doyle - Bullfighting (b01dk3z6)
Ash

Kevin's wife has just left him with two kids and a babysitter to pay. Or at least he thinks so. Short stories by the Irish novelist, read by Conleth Hill.


WED 11:15 The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (b00k2lzp)
Series 1

The Bone

Precious Ramotswe seeks the truth about Nandira Patel's boyfriend and tries to solve a bone mystery. Stars Claire Benedict.


WED 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jp42)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00sg1gl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 Ruth Rendell - The Keys to the Street (b01nd474)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 Ian Rankin - Beggars Banquet (b00mvd3y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 13:45 Dick Barton Special Agent - The Paris Adventure (b01nd476)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:45 today]


WED 14:00 The Churchills - Speaking for Themselves (b007jrj1)
Episode 8

Clementine is unhappy when Winston buys Chartwell Manor without her knowledge. With Alex Jennings and Sylvestra Le Touzel. From February 1999.


WED 14:15 Shakespeare's Restless World (b01gg8h6)
City Life, Urban Strife

Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, continues his new object-based history. Taking artefacts from William Shakespeare's time, he explores how Elizabethan and Jacobean playgoers made sense of the unstable and rapidly changing world in which they lived.

With old certainties shifting around them, in a time of political and religious unrest and economic expansion, Neil asks what the plays would have meant to the public when they were first performed. He uses carefully selected objects to explore the great issues of the day that preoccupied the public and helped shape the works, and he considers what they can reveal about the concerns and beliefs of Shakespearean England.

Programme 8. CITY LIFE, URBAN STRIFE - The life of London's apprentices and Shakespeare's groundlings told through a rare woollen cap.

Producer: Paul Kobrak.


WED 14:30 Joanna Trollope - Marrying the Mistress (b007tm4d)
Episode 8

Guy tries to reassure Merrion about their future, but all his family problems prove a big distraction. Read by Barbara Flynn.


WED 14:45 Sir Peter Shaffer - Amadeus (b00sm4m4)
Episode 8

Did Salieri really poison his rival? And who was Mozart's mysterious visitor? All is revealed. Read by F Murray Abraham.


WED 15:00 Howard Spring - Fame is the Spur (b0122k4h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b01nd478)
As National Apple Day approaches, we visit a Suffolk orchard and cook a tarte tatin. Plus, more from author Anthony Horowitz from the Cheltenham Literary Festival.


WED 17:00 The Code of the Woosters (b007jzz6)
The Course of True Love

Bertie Wooster comes a cropper while trying to rescue Gussie Fink-Nottle's notebook.

PG Wodehouse romp adapted by Chris Miller.

Starring Michael Hordern as Jeeves, Richard Briers as Bertie Wooster, Patrick Cargill as Sir Watkyn Bassett, Miriam Margolyes as Stiffy Byng, Rex Garner as Gussie Fink-Nottle, James Villiers as Roderick Spode and Bridget Armstrong as Madeline Bassett.

Producer: David Hatch

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1973.


WED 17:30 Albert and Me (b007k04p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 18:00 Charles Chilton - Journey into Space (b007jshx)
The World in Peril

Episode 19

Despite their best efforts, Jet and the crew are prised from their ship by the Martians.

Continuing the 20-part serial - the third of Charles Chilton's classic sci-fi trilogy set in 1972.

CAST:
Jet Morgan …. Andrew Faulds
Lemmy …. Alfie Bass
Doc …. Guy Kingsley Poynter
Mitch …. Don Sharp
Various ….Alan Tylvern
Rogers/The Martian …. David Jacobs

Music composed and orchestra conducted by Van Phillips.

Written and produced by Charles Chilton.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in January 1956.


WED 18:30 Weird Tales (b00vknkm)
Series 1

Bleeder by Ed Hime

Trainee surgeon Andy is left with a recurring nightmare after being involved in a car crash which killed his friend.

The flashbacks give him problems in the operating theatre, and, when his dreams start changing, Andy can no longer be sure what is fantasy and what really happened.

Written by Ed Hime.

Series of four chilling dramas inspired by Lovecraft's stories of magical rites and forbidden lore.

Alice ...... Lizzy Watts
Andy ...... Joseph Kloska
Richard ...... Benjamin Askew
Lovecraft ...... Stephen Hogan
Inside Out Man ...... Ewan Bailey
Dr Larson ...... Jonathan Tafler

Producer: Jessica Dromgoole

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2009.


WED 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jp42)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00sg1gl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 Ruth Rendell - The Keys to the Street (b01nd474)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 Ian Rankin - Beggars Banquet (b00mvd3y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 20:45 Dick Barton Special Agent - The Paris Adventure (b01nd476)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:45 today]


WED 21:00 Roddy Doyle - Bullfighting (b01dk3z6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 21:15 The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (b00k2lzp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


WED 22:00 Party (b01n6rsf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 Stockport, So Good They Named It Once (b01nd47b)
Series 2

Roddy

Eddie and Maureen join a book club, and why is Michael so keen to get into work?

The lives of the Stockport-based, Conroy family - in Damian Lanigan and Jim Poyser's comedy drama.

Jason ...... Andrew Knott
Maureen ...... Beverley Callard
Eddie ...... John Henshaw
Michael ...... Jason Done
Yvonne ...... Romy Baskerville
Roddy ...... John Jardine
Helena ...... Marsha Thomason

Music: Big George

Producer: Neil Mossey

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2000.


WED 23:00 Doon Your Way (b007k00t)
Episode 3

Doon Mackichan's parade of comic characters, with pirate radio street DJ Chantal. With Alastair McGowan. From September 1996.


WED 23:30 Nebulous (b00x7m9s)
Series 3

We, Nebulous

The Professor is in prison for innumerable bad crimes. But is it really him? Stars Mark Gatiss and Graham Duff. From June 2008.



THURSDAY 18 OCTOBER 2012

THU 00:00 Charles Chilton - Journey into Space (b007jshx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 Weird Tales (b00vknkm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 Ruth Rendell - The Keys to the Street (b01nd474)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 Ian Rankin - Beggars Banquet (b00mvd3y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:45 Dick Barton Special Agent - The Paris Adventure (b01nd476)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:45 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 At Home With the Hardys (b00l5zqf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 Who Goes There? (b007w4f8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 Howard Spring - Fame is the Spur (b0122k4h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 Roddy Doyle - Bullfighting (b01dk3z6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:15 The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (b00k2lzp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 The Code of the Woosters (b007jzz6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 Albert and Me (b007k04p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 Ruth Rendell - The Keys to the Street (b01ndqt1)
In Harm's Way

Hob is questioned by the police and Roman Ashton becomes anxious about Mary Jago's safety. Read by Claudie Blakley.


THU 06:30 Ian Rankin - Beggars Banquet (b00mvqs6)
Herbert in Motion, Part 2

Scared of fraud exposure, an art gallery curator dresses up to disguise the condemned look in his eyes. Read by James Bryce.


THU 06:45 Dick Barton Special Agent - The Paris Adventure (b01ndqt3)
Episode 14

Our valiant trio learn how Spider's gang transfers contraband from ship to shore. Snowy is in trouble. Stars Douglas Kelly.


THU 07:00 Robin and Wendy's Wet Weekends (b008h4qy)
Series 2

About Some Boys

Robin is soaking. Derek is excited. Maureen is furious. Whatever next? Stars Kay Stonham and Simon Greenall. From June 2003.


THU 07:30 John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme (b01n6sjq)
Series 2

Episode 5

John Finnemore, the writer and star of Cabin Pressure, regular guest on The Now Show and popper-upper in things like Miranda and Family Guy, records a second series of his hit sketch show.

The first series was described as "sparklingly clever" by The Daily Telegraph and "one of the most consistently funny sketch shows for quite some time" by The Guardian. It featured Winnie the Pooh coming to terms with his abusive relationship with honey, how The Archers sounds to people who don't listen to the Archers and how Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde decided whose turn it was to do the washing up.

This week sees some moth-based lunacy, and a heartwarming tale of the days before health and safety. All of which is, as you'll see, "awesome".

John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme is written by and stars John Finnemore. It also features Margaret Cabourn-Smith, Simon Kane, Lawry Lewin and Carrie Quinlan. It is produced by Ed Morrish.


THU 08:00 Yes Minister (b007jnk7)
Series 2

The Death List

A victim of phone tapping, Jim Hacker rebuts state surveillance - until his own life comes under threat.

Starring Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne and Derek Fowlds.

Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn's satirical sitcom centred around the hapless MP Jim Hacker and a collection of civil service underlings headed by the Machiavellian Sir Humphrey Appleby and obsequious Bernard.

It first ran on BBC TV between 1980 and 1984.

Jim Hacker …. Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey Appleby …. Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard …. Derek Fowlds
Commander Forrest ...... Graeme Garden
Anne Hacker ...... Diana Hoddinot
Walter Fowler ...... Derek Newark
Detective ...... Peter Acre
Detective ...... William Eadle
Head Waiter ...... John Bott
Brian Perkins ...... Himself

Adapted for radio by producer Pete Atkin.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1984.


THU 08:30 Dad's Army (b007jrnv)
Series 3

Ten Seconds From Now

The Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard platoon is set to take part in a secret worldwide radio broadcast.

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
Private Walker …. Larry Martyn
BBC Producer …. Frank Thornton

Announcer/Newsreader …. John Snagge

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1976.


THU 09:00 1834 (b01137b8)
What Century Are You Living In?

Jason Slater is a 21st-century English teacher from Cheadle Hulme who wakes in 19th-century Macclesfield.

In Jim Poyser's riotous comedy of transportation and delight, Jason discovers he's now Tarquin, third son of Lord Belport with a faithful valet, Ned who can't explain what's happened.

He's also acquired a suspicious brother, Henry; a spurned ex-girlfriend, Millicent, now going out with Henry; and an over excited Luddite-cum-cauliflower farmer.

Jason Slater ...... Michael Begley
Ned ...... Joe Caffrey
Hoskins ...... Kenneth Alan Taylor
Lord Belport ...... Mark Chatterton
Henry ...... James Nickerson
Luddite ...... Toby Hadoke
Millicent ...... Julia Rounthwaite

Directed at BBC Manchester by Polly Thomas.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2003.


THU 09:30 Just a Minute (b01ndytb)
Nicholas Parsons welcomes classic quartet - Kenneth Williams, Peter Jones, Derek Nimmo and Clement Freud. From September 1972.


THU 10:00 Howard Spring - Fame is the Spur (b0122k1z)
Lovers and Losers

Dirty tricks are played by a ruthless opponent - how will Labour fare in the by-election?

Ian McKellen stars in the story of John Hamer Shawcross - set against the wider current of events in England in the early 19th century.

Howard Spring's novel freely adapted by Ken Whitmore.

John Shawcross ...... Ian McKellen
Tom Hannaway ...... Geoffrey Wheeler
Lord Lostwithiel of Hereward Castle ...... Jeffrey Wickham
Lady Lettice Melland ...... Helen Ryan
Anne Artingstall ...... June Barry
Lizzie Lightowler ...... Rosalie Crutchley
Arnold Ryerson ...... Andrew Jackson
Pen Muff ...... Vida Paterson
Harry, Viscount Liskeard ...... Peter Guinness
Jimmy Newboult ...... John Baldwin
Sergeant Newboult ...... Tom Harrison
Ellen Stansfield ...... Rosalie Williams
Edith Ryerson ...... Ann Rye
Hawley Artingstall ...... Graham Tennant
Hilda ...... Lesley Nicol
Election Official ...... Anthony Wingate

Director: Trevor Hill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1979.


THU 11:00 Roddy Doyle - Bullfighting (b01dlccp)
Teaching

As a student questions her teacher, he reflects on 23 years in that room waiting for the bell to ring. Short stories by the Irish novelist, read by Conor Mullen.


THU 11:15 The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (b00k2nk9)
Series 1

The Maid

The Maid: Precious Ramotswe faces a domestic drama, tackles a doctor's erratic behaviour and takes on a new case. Stars Claire Benedict. Episode 3 of 4.


THU 12:00 Yes Minister (b007jnk7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 Dad's Army (b007jrnv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 Ruth Rendell - The Keys to the Street (b01ndqt1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 Ian Rankin - Beggars Banquet (b00mvqs6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 13:45 Dick Barton Special Agent - The Paris Adventure (b01ndqt3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:45 today]


THU 14:00 The Churchills - Speaking for Themselves (b007jrjh)
Episode 9

Churchill cuts back on household expenditure. Clementine is knocked down by a bus. With Alex Jennings and Sylvestra Le Touzel. From February 1999.


THU 14:15 Shakespeare's Restless World (b01ghc4h)
New Science, Old Magic

Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, continues his new object-based history. Taking artefacts from William Shakespeare's time, he explores how Elizabethan and Jacobean playgoers made sense of the unstable and rapidly changing world in which they lived.

With old certainties shifting around them, in a time of political and religious unrest and economic expansion, Neil asks what the plays would have meant to the public when they were first performed. He uses carefully selected objects to explore the great issues of the day that preoccupied the public and helped shape the works, and he considers what they can reveal about the concerns and beliefs of Shakespearean England.

Programme 9. NEW SCIENCE, OLD MAGIC - Dr Dee's Mirror was actually a highly polished disk of black obsidian from Mexico but it reflects the Elizabethan fascination with the new sciences of cosmology and astrology.

Producer: Paul Kobrak.


THU 14:30 Joanna Trollope - Marrying the Mistress (b007tcj1)
Episode 9

Simon makes a stand against his mother Laura over her divorce battle with her unfaithful husband Guy. Read by Barbara Flynn.


THU 14:45 Alan Bennett - The Clothes They Stood Up In (b00pmgxn)
Episode 1

The author reads his own specially commissioned story of the Ransomes, who can't agree if they've been burgled or robbed.


THU 15:00 Howard Spring - Fame is the Spur (b0122k1z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b01ndzjb)
Where did that expression about teaching grannies how to suck eggs come from? We'll find out... and give it a try. Plus, how to cook the perfect carrot cake.


THU 17:00 Mind Your Own Business! (b009mbdc)
The Big Bang

Jimmy is suspicious when Farrow and Sue stay in their office till late every evening.

Is it devotion to duty? Or just a bit of overtime?

Bernard Cribbins and Frank Thornton star in Andrew Palmer’s sitcom

Jimmy Bright ...... Bernard Cribbins
Russell Farrow ...... Frank Thornton
Nan Forbes ...... Annette Crosbie
Sue Plant ...... Annee Blott
Bacon/Jacko ...... John Kane

Written by Andrew Palmer.

Producer: Edward Taylor

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in January 1988.


THU 17:30 Robin and Wendy's Wet Weekends (b008h4qy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 18:00 Charles Chilton - Journey into Space (b007jsl4)
The World in Peril

Episode 20

As the invasion fleet reaches Earth, can Jet Morgan and his crew save the day?

Continuing the 20-part serial - the third of Charles Chilton's classic sci-fi trilogy set in 1972.

CAST:
Jet Morgan …. Andrew Faulds
Lemmy …. Alfie Bass
Doc …. Guy Kingsley Poynter
Mitch …. Don Sharp
Various ….Alan Tylvern
Rogers/The Martian …. David Jacobs

Music composed and orchestra conducted by Van Phillips.

Written and produced by Charles Chilton.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in February 1956.


THU 18:30 Weird Tales (b00vknlv)
Series 1

The Fly by Lynn Ferguson

Lonely, middle-aged computer programmer Alan knows everything there is to know about flies.

Then one day, online, he meets Amber, a Californian lady who knows everything there is to know about spiders.

Written by Lynn Ferguson.

Series of four chilling dramas inspired by Lovecraft's stories of magical rites and forbidden lore.

Lovecraft/Colby ...... Stephen Hogan
Mother ...... Stella Gonet
Alan ...... Alec Newman
Amber ...... Rachel Ogilvy

Other parts played by Caroline Guthrie, Janice Acquah and Paul Rider.

Producer: Luke Fresle.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2009.


THU 19:00 Yes Minister (b007jnk7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 Dad's Army (b007jrnv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 Ruth Rendell - The Keys to the Street (b01ndqt1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 Ian Rankin - Beggars Banquet (b00mvqs6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 20:45 Dick Barton Special Agent - The Paris Adventure (b01ndqt3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:45 today]


THU 21:00 Roddy Doyle - Bullfighting (b01dlccp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


THU 21:15 The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (b00k2nk9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


THU 22:00 John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme (b01n6sjq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 Newsjack (b01ndzjg)
Series 7

Episode 5

Justin Edwards and the team tastefully make fun of the news stories from the last seven days.


THU 23:00 The Million Pound Radio Show (b008x3tm)
Series 2

Episode 2

The news of 1936 - and stereotypes in space. Andy Hamilton and Nick Revell's sharp-edged topical humour. From August 1986.


THU 23:30 The Penny Dreadfuls (b00gpbcl)
The Brothers Faversham

Theseus Faversham

The story of Victorian Britain's most respected detective - Theseus Faversham.

The comedy sketch trio present swashbuckling tales of four brothers born into the same privileged aristocratic family - Horatius, Theseus, Leonidas and Augustus.

Written by and starring Humphrey Ker, David Reed and Thom Tuck.

Alexandra Faversham ... Ingrid Oliver
Narrator... Miles Jupp.

Producer: Julia McKenzie

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



FRIDAY 19 OCTOBER 2012

FRI 00:00 Charles Chilton - Journey into Space (b007jsl4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 Weird Tales (b00vknlv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 Ruth Rendell - The Keys to the Street (b01ndqt1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 Ian Rankin - Beggars Banquet (b00mvqs6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:45 Dick Barton Special Agent - The Paris Adventure (b01ndqt3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:45 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 1834 (b01137b8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 Just a Minute (b01ndytb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 Howard Spring - Fame is the Spur (b0122k1z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 Roddy Doyle - Bullfighting (b01dlccp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:15 The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (b00k2nk9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 Mind Your Own Business! (b009mbdc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 Robin and Wendy's Wet Weekends (b008h4qy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 Ruth Rendell - The Keys to the Street (b01nf2h0)
By His Own Hand

Mary Jago is shocked by Alastair's wedding present and Bean, once a suspect, has now vanished. Concluded by Claudie Blakley.


FRI 06:30 Ian Rankin - Beggars Banquet (b00mw69h)
The Hanged Man

The sinister workings of a serial killer's mind are exposed when a fair arrives in Kirkcaldy. Read by Steven McNicoll.


FRI 06:45 Dick Barton Special Agent - The Paris Adventure (b01nf2h2)
Episode 15

The heroic trio realise that they have an unexpected ally in Spider's gang. Helpless Snowy tries his best. Stars Douglas Kelly.


FRI 07:00 Millport (b00762cq)
Series 2

The Verdict

The islanders unite to try and save The Cumbrae Bar from closure.

Will Irene stay and fight with them or will she take the last ferry of the day to the mainland to the new life she's always dreamed of?

Bittersweet comedy written by and starring Lynn Ferguson as 30-something island barmaid Irene Bruce.

Irene ...... Lynn Ferguson
Moira/Agnes ...... Janet Brown
Alberto/Robert/Ferryman ...... Lewis McLeod
Ena/Bunty ...... Gabriel Quigley
Bob/Minister ...... Robert Patterson
Dougie ...... Matt Costello

Music arranged by Olly Fox.

Producer: Lucy Bacon

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2001.


FRI 07:30 Meet David Sedaris (b01n9whw)
Series 3

Memory Lapse; If I Ruled the World

The multi-award winning American essayist brings more of his wit and charm to BBC Radio 4 with a series of audience readings. This week, the stories include childhood memories of competitive parenting in "Memory Lapse", and a character monologue imagining what life would be like "If I Ruled The World!"

Producer: Steve Doherty
A Boom Pictures Cymru production for BBC Radio 4.


FRI 08:00 The Navy Lark (b01nf2h4)
Series 7

Admiral Pertwee's Fleet

There's a mix-up when Pertwee bids for some high-class scrap metal at auction - and a whole lot more arrives than he's expecting!

Stars Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as Heather, Ronnie Barker as Mr Merrivale, Michael Bates as Mr Coggins and Tenniel Evans as the Nunkie.

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 August 1965.


FRI 08:30 The Burkiss Way (b007jttb)
Series 3

Ignore These Programme Titles the Burkiss Way

The team pulls open the "Door Handle of the Day" - and who will win the "Difficult Time of the Month Competition"?

Starring Fred Harris, Jo Kendall, Nigel Rees and Chris Emmett .

Cult sketch comedy series, which originally ran from 1976 to 1980.

Scripted by David Renwick and Andrew Marshall.

Producer: John Lloyd

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1978.


FRI 09:00 Little Blighty on the Down (b007jx8h)
Series 1

Episode 3

More political satire in the soap opera with the everyday story of a country folk. Stars John Bluthal. From September 1988.


FRI 09:30 Snap (b00ttmvf)
Series 2

Episode 3

Trying to be mature and adult after their separation, Doug and Molly attempt to bury their differences to find out what's wrong with their son Ryan

Paul Mendelson’s sitcom stars Rebecca Lacey as Molly, Paul Venables as Doug, Soumaya Keynes as Kaz, Jessie Sullivan as Ryan, Marlene Sidaway as Annie, Samantha Spiro as Dawn and Richard Firth as Ansel.

Producer: David Ian Neville

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2004.


FRI 10:00 Howard Spring - Fame is the Spur (b0121xgr)
Deaths and Entrances

John's political pursuits lead him to Westminster and Welsh valley mines.

Ian McKellen stars in the story of John Hamer Shawcross - set against the wider current of events in England in the early 19th century.

Howard Spring's novel freely adapted by Ken Whitmore.

John Shawcross ...... Ian McKellen
Tom Hannaway ...... Geoffrey Wheeler
Lord Lostwithiel of Hereward Castle ...... Jeffrey Wickham
Lady Lettice Melland ...... Helen Ryan
Anne Artingstall ...... June Barry
Lizzie Lightowler ...... Rosalie Crutchley
Arnold Ryerson ...... Andrew Jackson
Pen Muff ...... Vida Paterson
Harry Liskeard ...... Peter Guinness
Jimmy Newboult ...... John Baldwin
Ellen Stansfield ...... Rosalie Williams
Edith Ryerson ...... Ann Rye
Nell Richards ...... Nina Holloway
Marsden ...... Herbert Smith
Carrickfergus ...... James Tomlinson
Evan Vaughan ...... Richard Clay-Jones
Gallery Assistant ...... Rory Scase

Director: Trevor Hill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1979.


FRI 11:00 Roddy Doyle - Bullfighting (b01dlff5)
Sleep

From the mind of Chris Morris leaks onto radio in this dreamlike combination of comedy and music. Julia Davis, Kevin Eldon, David Cann, Mark Heap and Amelia Bullmore.

Are you still lying curare-still, seeking relief in feigning dead? Then welcome, oo-tazz welcome. Chris Morris is here to help you wallow in the melancholy, for third series of this subversive radio classic.

Immediately prior to Blue Jam's initial burst on radio, Chris Morris had caused a furore with Channel 4's Brass Eye. Yet Blue Jam managed to be a total departure from his previous work. Originally airing in the early hours on BBC Radio 1, it's a blend of ambient music, deadpan ( sometimes brutal ) sketches and offbeat monologues. A whole audio landscape of the subconscious, the ad-hoc low-fi sheen of production lending it a kind of verisimilitude.

In sharp contrast with the personality-led comedies of recent years, Blue Jam makes a virtue of anonymity. Borat scribe Pater Baynham and Father Ted creator Graham Linehan are among the writers. Rightly winning a clutch of Sony Awards, it remains unique - nothing before or after was remotely like it.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 1 in January 1999.


FRI 11:15 The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (b00k2s0q)
Series 1

Tears of the Giraffe

Precious Ramotswe gets a surprise, while her case of the missing American has yet to be solved. Stars Claire Benedict.


FRI 12:00 The Navy Lark (b01nf2h4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 The Burkiss Way (b007jttb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 Ruth Rendell - The Keys to the Street (b01nf2h0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 Ian Rankin - Beggars Banquet (b00mw69h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 13:45 Dick Barton Special Agent - The Paris Adventure (b01nf2h2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:45 today]


FRI 14:00 The Churchills - Speaking for Themselves (b007jrjy)
Episode 10

Winston writes from Canada. Randolph leaves Oxford for a lecture tour of the USA. With Alex Jennings and Sylvestra Le Touzel. From February 1999.


FRI 14:15 Shakespeare's Restless World (b01ghgk3)
Toil and Trouble

Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, continues his object-based history. Taking artefacts from William Shakespeare's time, he explores how Elizabethan and Jacobean playgoers made sense of the unstable and rapidly changing world in which they lived.

With old certainties shifting around them, in a time of political and religious unrest and economic expansion, Neil asks what the plays would have meant to the public when they were first performed. He uses carefully selected objects to explore the great issues of the day that preoccupied the public and helped shape the works, and he considers what they can reveal about the concerns and beliefs of Shakespearean England.

Programme 10. TOIL AND TROUBLE - The differences between Scottish and English witches are revealed by a model ship, made to be hung in a church.

Producer: Paul Kobrak.


FRI 14:30 Joanna Trollope - Marrying the Mistress (b007tcbf)
Episode 10

As Guy and Merrion make decisions, the Stockdale family must come to terms with all the changes. Read by Barbara Flynn.


FRI 14:45 Alan Bennett - The Clothes They Stood Up In (b00pn48r)
Episode 2

After their epic burglary, Mrs Ransome goes shopping. The author reads his own specially commissioned story.


FRI 15:00 Howard Spring - Fame is the Spur (b0121xgr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b01nf2h6)
Mel Giedroyc celebrates International Day of the Nacho with tortillas, enchiladas and chillies. Plus, the final part of our interview with top author Anthony Horowitz.


FRI 17:00 Old Dog and Partridge (b007vmbx)
Episode 3

Nicola is on the verge of romance, while pub customer Andy faces being found out. Stars Michael Williams. From January 1999.


FRI 17:30 Millport (b00762cq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 18:00 Carey Harrison - A Call from the Dead (b01nf2h9)
It's good to talk - or so they say - but not when you're called from beyond the grave...

Stars John Shrapnel as Dr Edward Elmore, Nick Dunning as Stephen Warburton, Christopher Scott as the Reverend Neville Barber and Carolyn Jones as Martha.

Scripted by Carey Harrison

Director: Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1997.


FRI 18:30 Ben Moor - Undone (b00p4klt)
Series 3

Unalike

Edna Turner has just saved the worlds - again. Can she kick-back and enjoy summer?

Ben Moor's comic sci-fi saga stars Alex Tregear as Edna, Duncan Wisbey as Tankerton, Sophie Duval as Ida and Rhys Jennings as Tarzacula/ Sonny Jim.

By the end of series two Edna Turner has met her father for the first time and a sister she never knew she had. She's saved the universe twice (good) but has seen her job disappear and found that her friend and mentor had been using her for his own ends (really rather bad). But things are about to get a lot worse for her as she arrives back in London....

Producers: Colin Anderson and Lyndsay Fenner
Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in 2009.


FRI 19:00 The Navy Lark (b01nf2h4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 The Burkiss Way (b007jttb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 Ruth Rendell - The Keys to the Street (b01nf2h0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 Ian Rankin - Beggars Banquet (b00mw69h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 20:45 Dick Barton Special Agent - The Paris Adventure (b01nf2h2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:45 today]


FRI 21:00 Roddy Doyle - Bullfighting (b01dlff5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 21:15 The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (b00k2s0q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


FRI 22:00 Meet David Sedaris (b01n9whw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 The Mark Steel Solution (b007jmrl)
Series 2

The Royal Family Should Be Chosen By a Weekly Lottery

Mark Steel crowns his series by proposing that the royal family be chosen by a lottery.

Alternative solutions written and performed by Mark Steel and Pete Sinclair.

With Kim Wall and Maria McErlane.

Producer Phil Clarke

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1994.


FRI 23:00 The Party Party (b007jx3r)
Episode 4

No one in Microcosm notices that the quiz show Narrator has gone missing. Stars Hugh Laurie and Clive Mantle. From June 1987.


FRI 23:30 Genius (b008h570)
Series 1

Richard Madeley

From mini-elephants to food on tap.

Dave Gorman asks TV host Richard Madeley to select the public's best loopy idea.

Award-winning comedian Dave Gorman and a celebrity guest chew over the ridiculous, unworkable but sometimes genius inventions, schemes and policies of the public.

Producer: Simon Nicholls

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2005.




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

1834 09:00 THU (b01137b8)

1834 02:00 FRI (b01137b8)

A Laugh on the Ocean Wave 17:30 SUN (b007k4k5)

Acropolis Now 23:00 TUE (b007r431)

Alan Bennett - The Clothes They Stood Up In 14:45 THU (b00pmgxn)

Alan Bennett - The Clothes They Stood Up In 14:45 FRI (b00pn48r)

Albert and Me 07:00 WED (b007k04p)

Albert and Me 17:30 WED (b007k04p)

Albert and Me 05:30 THU (b007k04p)

An Hour With Ned Sherrin 08:00 SAT (b00yk21p)

An Hour With Ned Sherrin 15:00 SAT (b00yk21p)

An Hour With Ned Sherrin 01:00 SUN (b00yk21p)

Andrew Rissik - Troy 06:00 SAT (b007k434)

Andrew Rissik - Troy 16:00 SAT (b007k434)

Andrew Rissik - Troy 04:00 SUN (b007k434)

Arthur C Clarke Stories 18:00 SAT (b011cjhh)

Arthur C Clarke Stories 00:00 SUN (b011cjhh)

At Home With the Hardys 09:00 WED (b00l5zqf)

At Home With the Hardys 02:00 THU (b00l5zqf)

Attention All Shipping: A Journey Around the Shipping Forecast 07:15 SUN (b0175jj0)

Attention All Shipping: A Journey Around the Shipping Forecast 13:15 SUN (b0175jj0)

Ayres on the Air 07:30 SUN (b01n6yj5)

Babblewick Hall 07:00 TUE (b01nchms)

Babblewick Hall 17:30 TUE (b01nchms)

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Baldi 13:15 SAT (b00whw3t)

Baldi 03:15 SUN (b00whw3t)

Ben Moor - Undone 18:30 FRI (b00p4klt)

Beyond Our Ken 08:00 MON (b007jwst)

Beyond Our Ken 12:00 MON (b007jwst)

Beyond Our Ken 19:00 MON (b007jwst)

Carey Harrison - A Call from the Dead 18:00 FRI (b01nf2h9)

Charles Chilton - Journey into Space 00:00 SAT (b007js9j)

Charles Chilton - Journey into Space 18:00 MON (b007jscg)

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Charles Chilton - Journey into Space 18:00 TUE (b007jsfq)

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Charles Chilton - Journey into Space 18:00 WED (b007jshx)

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Charles Chilton - Journey into Space 18:00 THU (b007jsl4)

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Christopher Brookmyre's Comedy Bookcase 11:00 SUN (b01n0w1c)

Christopher Brookmyre's Comedy Bookcase 19:00 SUN (b01n0w1c)

Christopher Brookmyre's Comedy Bookcase 02:00 MON (b01n0w1c)

Comedy Controller 09:00 SAT (b007jsmx)

Comedy Controller 19:00 SAT (b007jsmx)

Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! 09:00 MON (b00pd5n7)

Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! 22:30 MON (b00pd5n7)

Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! 02:00 TUE (b00pd5n7)

Dad's Army 08:30 THU (b007jrnv)

Dad's Army 12:30 THU (b007jrnv)

Dad's Army 19:30 THU (b007jrnv)

Daphne Du Maurier 18:30 SUN (b007jq79)

Daphne Du Maurier 00:30 MON (b007jq79)

Dave Podmore 23:30 SUN (b007qx6y)

David Almond - Skellig 04:15 SAT (b01n7mpz)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:00 SUN (b01nbw56)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:00 SUN (b01nbw56)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 01:00 MON (b01nbw56)

Dick Barton Special Agent - The Paris Adventure 01:45 SAT (b01n7m1h)

Dick Barton Special Agent - The Paris Adventure 06:45 MON (b01nbz25)

Dick Barton Special Agent - The Paris Adventure 13:45 MON (b01nbz25)

Dick Barton Special Agent - The Paris Adventure 20:45 MON (b01nbz25)

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Dick Francis 01:00 SAT (b011qm8r)

Doctor Who 18:00 SUN (b01132sq)

Doctor Who 00:00 MON (b01132sq)

Doon Your Way 23:00 WED (b007k00t)

Flying the Flag 17:00 TUE (b00f34fk)

Flying the Flag 05:00 WED (b00f34fk)

Genius 23:30 FRI (b008h570)

HE Bates - A Little of What You Fancy 07:00 MON (b00r7s5x)

HE Bates - A Little of What You Fancy 17:30 MON (b00r7s5x)

HE Bates - A Little of What You Fancy 05:30 TUE (b00r7s5x)

Hancock's Half Hour 14:30 SAT (b008p8pl)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:00 WED (b007jp42)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:00 WED (b007jp42)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:00 WED (b007jp42)

Harry Worth 08:00 SUN (b00rd6p0)

Harry Worth 15:00 SUN (b00rd6p0)

Harry Worth 20:00 SUN (b00rd6p0)

Harry Worth 03:00 MON (b00rd6p0)

HighLites Omnibus 12:00 SAT (b01nbq5r)

HighLites Omnibus 02:00 SUN (b01nbq5r)

Howard Spring - Fame is the Spur 10:00 MON (b012129m)

Howard Spring - Fame is the Spur 15:00 MON (b012129m)

Howard Spring - Fame is the Spur 03:00 TUE (b012129m)

Howard Spring - Fame is the Spur 10:00 TUE (b0121lh9)

Howard Spring - Fame is the Spur 15:00 TUE (b0121lh9)

Howard Spring - Fame is the Spur 03:00 WED (b0121lh9)

Howard Spring - Fame is the Spur 10:00 WED (b0122k4h)

Howard Spring - Fame is the Spur 15:00 WED (b0122k4h)

Howard Spring - Fame is the Spur 03:00 THU (b0122k4h)

Howard Spring - Fame is the Spur 10:00 THU (b0122k1z)

Howard Spring - Fame is the Spur 15:00 THU (b0122k1z)

Howard Spring - Fame is the Spur 03:00 FRI (b0122k1z)

Howard Spring - Fame is the Spur 10:00 FRI (b0121xgr)

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I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 08:30 WED (b00sg1gl)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 12:30 WED (b00sg1gl)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 19:30 WED (b00sg1gl)

I've Never Seen Star Wars 22:30 TUE (b00htwhd)

Ian Rankin - Beggars Banquet 06:30 MON (b00mtr89)

Ian Rankin - Beggars Banquet 13:30 MON (b00mtr89)

Ian Rankin - Beggars Banquet 20:30 MON (b00mtr89)

Ian Rankin - Beggars Banquet 01:30 TUE (b00mtr89)

Ian Rankin - Beggars Banquet 06:30 TUE (b00mv1sl)

Ian Rankin - Beggars Banquet 13:30 TUE (b00mv1sl)

Ian Rankin - Beggars Banquet 20:30 TUE (b00mv1sl)

Ian Rankin - Beggars Banquet 01:30 WED (b00mv1sl)

Ian Rankin - Beggars Banquet 06:30 WED (b00mvd3y)

Ian Rankin - Beggars Banquet 13:30 WED (b00mvd3y)

Ian Rankin - Beggars Banquet 20:30 WED (b00mvd3y)

Ian Rankin - Beggars Banquet 01:30 THU (b00mvd3y)

Ian Rankin - Beggars Banquet 06:30 THU (b00mvqs6)

Ian Rankin - Beggars Banquet 13:30 THU (b00mvqs6)

Ian Rankin - Beggars Banquet 20:30 THU (b00mvqs6)

Ian Rankin - Beggars Banquet 01:30 FRI (b00mvqs6)

Ian Rankin - Beggars Banquet 06:30 FRI (b00mw69h)

Ian Rankin - Beggars Banquet 13:30 FRI (b00mw69h)

Ian Rankin - Beggars Banquet 20:30 FRI (b00mw69h)

James Bond - Casino Royale 01:30 SAT (b016dklr)

Joanna Trollope - Marrying the Mistress 14:30 MON (b007tdnk)

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Joanna Trollope - Marrying the Mistress 14:30 THU (b007tcj1)

Joanna Trollope - Marrying the Mistress 14:30 FRI (b007tcbf)

John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme 07:30 THU (b01n6sjq)

John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme 22:00 THU (b01n6sjq)

Just a Minute 09:30 THU (b01ndytb)

Just a Minute 02:30 FRI (b01ndytb)

Kenneth Grahame - The Wind in the Willows 09:00 SUN (b00qsxdy)

Kenneth Grahame - The Wind in the Willows 16:30 SUN (b00qsxdy)

Kenneth Grahame - The Wind in the Willows 05:00 MON (b00qsxdy)

Life, Death and Sex with Mike and Sue 09:30 MON (b01nbzs8)

Life, Death and Sex with Mike and Sue 02:30 TUE (b01nbzs8)

Listen to Les 08:30 TUE (b01nchmv)

Listen to Les 12:30 TUE (b01nchmv)

Listen to Les 19:30 TUE (b01nchmv)

Little Blighty on the Down 02:00 SAT (b007jx7n)

Little Blighty on the Down 09:00 FRI (b007jx8h)

Little Britain 22:00 SUN (b008vt68)

Loose Ends 11:15 MON (b01n96qv)

Loose Ends 21:15 MON (b01n96qv)

Loose Ends 04:15 TUE (b01n96qv)

Mark Tavener - In the Red 22:30 SUN (b007k003)

Meet David Sedaris 17:30 SAT (b01n60m2)

Meet David Sedaris 05:30 SUN (b01n60m2)

Meet David Sedaris 07:30 FRI (b01n9whw)

Meet David Sedaris 22:00 FRI (b01n9whw)

Mel's Mix: The Best of The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 SUN (b01nbw5b)

Millport 05:30 SAT (b0076287)

Millport 07:00 FRI (b00762cq)

Millport 17:30 FRI (b00762cq)

Mind Your Own Business! 17:00 THU (b009mbdc)

Mind Your Own Business! 05:00 FRI (b009mbdc)

Nan Woodhouse 10:45 SUN (b01bmjtk)

Nan Woodhouse 21:45 SUN (b01bmjtk)

Nan Woodhouse 01:45 MON (b01bmjtk)

Nebulous 23:30 WED (b00x7m9s)

Newsjack 23:00 SUN (b01n7lyh)

Newsjack 22:30 THU (b01ndzjg)

Old Dog and Partridge 05:00 SAT (b007v07y)

Old Dog and Partridge 17:00 FRI (b007vmbx)

PD James - The Skull Beneath the Skin 13:30 SUN (b007w0rb)

PD James - The Skull Beneath the Skin 03:30 MON (b007w0rb)

Party 07:30 WED (b01n6rsf)

Party 22:00 WED (b01n6rsf)

Philip K Dick - We Can Remember It for You Wholesale 00:30 SAT (b007mfgq)

RK Narayan Stories 04:00 SAT (b01dc3p8)

Robin and Wendy's Wet Weekends 07:00 THU (b008h4qy)

Robin and Wendy's Wet Weekends 17:30 THU (b008h4qy)

Robin and Wendy's Wet Weekends 05:30 FRI (b008h4qy)

Roddy Doyle - Bullfighting 11:00 MON (b01djpjk)

Roddy Doyle - Bullfighting 21:00 MON (b01djpjk)

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Roddy Doyle - Bullfighting 11:00 TUE (b01djtls)

Roddy Doyle - Bullfighting 21:00 TUE (b01djtls)

Roddy Doyle - Bullfighting 04:00 WED (b01djtls)

Roddy Doyle - Bullfighting 11:00 WED (b01dk3z6)

Roddy Doyle - Bullfighting 21:00 WED (b01dk3z6)

Roddy Doyle - Bullfighting 04:00 THU (b01dk3z6)

Roddy Doyle - Bullfighting 11:00 THU (b01dlccp)

Roddy Doyle - Bullfighting 21:00 THU (b01dlccp)

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Roddy Doyle - Bullfighting 11:00 FRI (b01dlff5)

Roddy Doyle - Bullfighting 21:00 FRI (b01dlff5)

Rudy's Rare Records 07:30 TUE (b01n7hhp)

Rudy's Rare Records 22:00 TUE (b01n7hhp)

Ruth Rendell - The Fever Tree and Other Stories 23:00 SAT (b00tdzzl)

Ruth Rendell - The Keys to the Street 06:00 MON (b01nbz23)

Ruth Rendell - The Keys to the Street 13:00 MON (b01nbz23)

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Samuel Taylor Coleridge - The Glittering Eye 07:30 SAT (b01nbq5p)

Shakespeare's Restless World 14:15 MON (b01gf5t0)

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Shakespeare's Restless World 14:15 WED (b01gg8h6)

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - The Lost Special 23:30 SAT (b01c8cbn)

Sir Peter Shaffer - Amadeus 14:45 MON (b00slqvd)

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Snap 02:30 SAT (b00tqqjc)

Snap 09:30 FRI (b00ttmvf)

Steptoe and Son 08:30 MON (b007jlnf)

Steptoe and Son 12:30 MON (b007jlnf)

Steptoe and Son 19:30 MON (b007jlnf)

Stockport, So Good They Named It Once 22:30 WED (b01nd47b)

That Reminds Me 11:30 SUN (b01nbw58)

That Reminds Me 19:30 SUN (b01nbw58)

That Reminds Me 02:30 MON (b01nbw58)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 MON (b01ncdbh)

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The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 WED (b01nd478)

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The Burkiss Way 08:30 FRI (b007jttb)

The Burkiss Way 12:30 FRI (b007jttb)

The Burkiss Way 19:30 FRI (b007jttb)

The Churchills - Speaking for Themselves 06:00 SUN (b007jrgp)

The Churchills - Speaking for Themselves 12:00 SUN (b007jrgp)

The Churchills - Speaking for Themselves 14:00 MON (b007jrh6)

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The Clitheroe Kid 08:30 SUN (b007jtgw)

The Clitheroe Kid 15:30 SUN (b007jtgw)

The Clitheroe Kid 20:30 SUN (b007jtgw)

The Code of the Woosters 17:00 WED (b007jzz6)

The Code of the Woosters 05:00 THU (b007jzz6)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 SUN (b01nm1h8)

The Goon Show 14:00 SAT (b00dyb10)

The Goon Show 08:00 TUE (b007jprr)

The Goon Show 12:00 TUE (b007jprr)

The Goon Show 19:00 TUE (b007jprr)

The Jason Byrne Show 22:00 SAT (b00n1jtw)

The Lee Mack Show 22:30 SAT (b00bwzv3)

The Mark Steel Solution 22:30 FRI (b007jmrl)

The Masterson Inheritance 23:30 TUE (b007jq63)

The Million Pound Radio Show 23:00 THU (b008x3tm)

The Museum of Curiosity 07:30 MON (b01n7l2h)

The Museum of Curiosity 22:00 MON (b01n7l2h)

The Navy Lark 08:00 FRI (b01nf2h4)

The Navy Lark 12:00 FRI (b01nf2h4)

The Navy Lark 19:00 FRI (b01nf2h4)

The News Quiz Extra 23:00 MON (b01ncg5f)

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The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency 11:15 TUE (b00k2d8t)

The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency 21:15 TUE (b00k2d8t)

The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency 04:15 WED (b00k2d8t)

The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency 11:15 WED (b00k2lzp)

The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency 21:15 WED (b00k2lzp)

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The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency 11:15 THU (b00k2nk9)

The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency 21:15 THU (b00k2nk9)

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The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency 11:15 FRI (b00k2s0q)

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The Party Party 23:00 FRI (b007jx3r)

The Penny Dreadfuls 23:30 THU (b00gpbcl)

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner 03:00 SAT (b00tdmc0)

The Shuttleworths 23:45 MON (b01ncg5h)

The Shuttleworths 09:45 TUE (b01ncg5h)

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To the Manor Born 17:00 MON (b007n1wj)

To the Manor Born 05:00 TUE (b007n1wj)

Weird Tales 18:30 MON (b00x4gb2)

Weird Tales 00:30 TUE (b00x4gb2)

Weird Tales 18:30 TUE (b00vk756)

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Weird Tales 18:30 WED (b00vknkm)

Weird Tales 00:30 THU (b00vknkm)

Weird Tales 18:30 THU (b00vknlv)

Weird Tales 00:30 FRI (b00vknlv)

Who Goes There? 09:30 WED (b007w4f8)

Who Goes There? 02:30 THU (b007w4f8)

Yes Minister 08:00 THU (b007jnk7)

Yes Minister 12:00 THU (b007jnk7)

Yes Minister 19:00 THU (b007jnk7)