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SATURDAY 27 OCTOBER 2012

SAT 00:00 Philip K Dick - Of Withered Apples (b007jplz)
As a beautiful woman picks its last withered apple, a dying ancient tree is determined to survive. Read by William Hootkins.


SAT 00:30 Ben Moor - Undone (b00pkvk9)
Series 3

Unending

The Notting Hill Carnival sees the potential end of the worlds and new weirdness. Ben Moor's comic sci-fi saga with Alex Tregear.


SAT 01:00 Sherlock Holmes (b00kkdkp)
The Adventure of the Veiled Lodger

A long-buried secret induces pity and sorrow in the Great Detective.

Holmes and Watson learn the truth about the death of a lion tamer many years before, which left his wife horribly mutilated and hidden behind a veil. A tale of abuse and revenge fuelled by the ultimate betrayal of a lover and the physical and emotional scars it has left behind.

Taken from 'The Case-book of Sherlock Holmes' published in 1927 some years after Holmes' death at the hands of Moriarty, this a story from the latter period of Sherlock Holmes mysteries.

Read by James Nickerson.

Producer: Joanne Reardon

Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in 2004.


SAT 01:30 Inspector Barlach - The Judge and his Hangman (b01nj2x5)
Episode 5

The surprising truth about Schmied's murder is revealed. Bernard Hepton concludes Friedrich Dürrenmatt's novella.


SAT 01:45 Dick Barton Special Agent - The Paris Adventure (b01nj2x7)
Episode 20

In a thrilling climax, our heroes find themselves off the coast of France as Spider's plan plays out. Stars Douglas Kelly.


SAT 02:00 Bristow (b00cbcpg)
Series 1

Fair Shares

Takeover tangles as Bristow learns that Chester Perry is making a takeover bid for the firm across the street.

He thinks that if he surreptitiously invests in rivals Miles and Rudge, he can make a mint...

Michael Williams stars as Bristow, the Chester-Perry buying clerk. He is but a small cog in a gigantic wheel... and he knows it.

Adapted from by Frank Dickens from his famous newspaper cartoon strip. Syndicated internationally, it ran for 51 years from 1961.

Bristow ...... Michael Williams
Jones ...... Rodney Bewes
Mrs Purdy ...... Dora Bryan
Hewitt ...... Owen Brenman
Fudge ...... Jon Glover
Miss Sunman ...... Katy Odey
Prunella Peach ...... Carol Starks
Fred Stokes ...... David Battley
Post Boy ...... Simon Schatzberger

Music: John Whitehall

Producer: Neil Cargill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1999.


SAT 02:30 Snap (b00tvql2)
Series 2

Episode 4

A problem aired is a problem shared, but will Ryan find a way to deal with being bullied on his own?

And Molly doesn't care who Doug goes out with now they’re divorced, but she'd still like to know all the details...

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 Jonathan Tafler as Raymond.

Producer: David Ian Neville

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2004.


SAT 03:00 Roger Hume - The Campden Wonder (b00mrhdm)
The true account of the mysterious disappearance of William Harrison, a rent collector in the service of the Campden family in Chipping Campden in 1660.

Stars Peter Jeffrey as Sir Thomas Overbury, Richard Derrington as John Perry, Nigel Anthony as Dr Shirley, David Holt as Sly/Edward Harrison and Kim Durham as Richard/Nathan.

Written by Richard Derrington and Roger Hume.

Directed at BBC Pebble Mill by Sue Wilson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1994


SAT 04:00 Anton Chekhov (b00qbb8r)
Stories by Anton Chekhov

Bad Weather

Or to put it another way, what has the husband been up to in Moscow? Alistair McGowan reads Constance Garnett's translation. From January 1998.


SAT 04:15 The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (b00k8t2y)
Series 2

The Admirer

Precious makes an unhappy discovery and Mma Makutsi finds a fan at the Kalahari typing school for men. Stars Claire Benedict.


SAT 05:00 Old Dog and Partridge (b007w3j9)
Episode 4

A ladykiller woos Mrs Drummond and Nicola is determined to find the right present for her dad Jack's birthday.

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 Finetime Fontayne as Arthur.

Producer: Liz Anstee

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1999.


SAT 05:30 Up the Garden Path (b00803k9)
Series 2

Arrivals and Departures

Izzy has escaped from the clutches of the adulterous Michael and spent the past year on a teachers' exchange scheme in San Francisco, where she shared a flat with the adoring but unappealing Dick.

As they fly home, Izzy feels her life is more than usually up in the air.

Tumbling from one love entanglement to another, 30 something teacher Izzy Comyn has a predilection for inappropriate men.

Imelda Staunton stars as Izzy.

An 8-part radio sequel adapted from Sue Limb’s 1984 novel. The second of 3 series which ran from 1987 to 1993. Granada also adapted the series for ITV.

Izzy ...... Imelda Staunton
Dick ...... Mike Grady
Maria ...... Marty Cruickshan
Michael ...... Nicholas Le Prevost
Louise ...... Phyllida Nash
Aunt Vinny ...... Rosemary Martin
Charles ...... David Robb

Producer: Jonathan James-Moore

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1988.


SAT 06:00 Don Taylor - Underworld (b008wd17)
Harry is out of work. Myra is worried about money and Ted is worried about Socialism. Harry decides to retreat to his study, to translate Virgil book six, the famous visit to the Underworld.

But then the broom cupboard opens and 17th century poet John Milton appears, to take him on a very particular journey...

Don Taylor's inventive drama stars Stephen Moore as Harry, Sara Kestelman as Myra, Jack Shepherd as Ted, Michael Pennington as Milton, Oliver Ford Davies as Philosopher, Paul Daneman as the Chairman, David King as Virgil, Cathy Sara as Chloe, Walter Sparrow as Dad, Neville Jason as Mark and Tom Bevan as John.

Producer: Jeremy Howe

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1994.


SAT 07:30 Fowles in Dorset (b00x7frz)
Chris Ledgard explores a series of previously unheard recordings of the novelist John Fowles at work during his time as the curator of Lyme Regis Museum.

The recordings, made in 1978 with some of the oldest residents of Lyme Regis, provide a fascinating record of Dorset life in the early 20th century, including fishermen recalling the sinking of HMS Formidable off Lyme in 1915.

Former colleagues talk about working with Folwes and give an insight into how his reputation amongst those who knew him well in Lyme compared to his public persona.


SAT 08:00 The Frankie Howerd Variety Show (b007jr40)
From 24/10/1978

Frankie Howerd receives Meals On Wheels by mistake and proves guilty of doing jury service...

Plus stars from the world of entertainment - Acker Bilk, Brian Coshall, Lois Lane and Alan J Bartley.

Music from the Max Harris Orchestra

Scripted by Rory McGrath, Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran.

Producer: Richard Willcox

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in October 1978.


SAT 09:00 Some of Our Archives Were Missing (b0089b35)
Stuart Maconie presents classic programmes thought lost forever, but now returned to the BBC's vaults thanks to attentive radio fans:
It Sticks Out Half a Mile (19/07/1981)
Comedy Parade: Hush, Hush, Here Comes the Bolshie Man (14/03/1971)
Thirty Minute Theatre: The Green Machine (23/04/1975)
Story Time: Eye Witness Accounts - The Great Fire of London (20/01/1970)
Things Could Be Worse (15/09/1976)
The Worst Show on the Wireless (12/02/1975).

The BBC's Treasure Hunt initiative of the early noughties focussed its efforts on missing radio and television programmes, dating from prior to 1980. It was an invitation to collectors, fans and even former BBC staff who might have possessed domestic recordings of missing comedies and dramas. Among other gems, a missing episode of The Likely Lads was returned. An eclectic collection of radio curios made its way home - some of them shared in this programme.

Stuart Maconie is a writer and broadcaster - a fixture of BBC Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music, and a compadre of fellow radio legend Mark Radcliffe.


SAT 12:00 The Pillow Book (b01nl7z3)
Series 5 Omnibus

In Robert Forrest's thriller, set in 10th century Japan, Yukinari returns to find the Lady Shonagon's affections have strayed.


SAT 13:15 DI Gwen Danbury - An Odd Body (b007jpj1)
Series 2

Old Dog

Richard Mills - a vulnerable old man - is attacked and burgled. He seems lonely so Detective Inspector Gwen Danbury decides to introduce him to her mother, Joan...

Sue Rodwell's three-part detective mystery stars Annette Badland as DI Gwen Danbury, Stephanie Cole as Joan Danbury, Ian Hogg as Richard Mills, Richard Frame as Darren Peters and John Duttine as Detective Sergeant Henry Jacobs

Director: Rosemary Watts

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2002.


SAT 14:00 Listen to Les (b01nh8zx)
From 10/03/1985

Les Dawson with tales of Britain's first space hero, and the Cosmo show discusses birds.

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 March 1985.


SAT 14:30 Steptoe and Son (b007jlqh)
Series 3

Without Prejudice

Harold persuades Albert to leave their rag and bone yard to move out to suburbia.

Starring Wilfrid Brambell as Albert and Harry H Corbett as Harold. With Edward Kelsey, Garrard Green and Trevor Martin.

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

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

Produced by Bobby Jaye

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in April 1971.


SAT 15:00 The Frankie Howerd Variety Show (b007jr40)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SAT 16:00 Don Taylor - Underworld (b008wd17)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 Meet David Sedaris (b01ng26n)
Series 3

Put a Lid on It

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 we encounter his sister, Tiffany, in a story called "Put A Lid On It" and hear some more extracts from his diaries.

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


SAT 18:00 Mike Walker - Alpha (b0080p6l)
An all-knowing computer appears to have an independent life of its own - an abomination for those who believe in a supreme creator.

Father Marquez is sent to interrogate ‘Alpha’ to decide whether or not it can be allowed to exist. During their conversations, Marquez finds out far more than he expects about both Alpha and - much more disturbingly - himself...

Mike Walker’s chilling drama won Gold at the Sony Radio Academy Awards 2001.

Stars David Calder as Father Marquez, Sarah-Jane Holm as Alpha, John Moffatt as Cardinal Correlli, Ana Sofrenovia as Katerina, Daniel O'Grady as Tom and Lexi Ross as Sophia.

Original music composed and played by David Chilton.

Producer: Gordon House

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in 2001.


SAT 19:00 Some of Our Archives Were Missing (b0089b35)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 Nancy Harris - The House on the Hill (b01nl7z5)
By Nancy Harris. A mother's feverish mistrust of her daughter's new piano teacher threatens to spiral out of control. Stars Philippa Stanton.


SAT 22:30 Colin Dexter Short Stories (b007k4xz)
Inspector Morse - The Burglar

Neighbourly concern about a suspicious stranger sets a new puzzle for the Oxford-based detective. Read by John Turner.


SAT 22:45 Colin Dexter Short Stories (b007lnpx)
Monty's Revolver

When a special gun is auctioned, one collector is alarmed to end up facing the wrong end of the barrel. Read by Joe Dunlop.


SAT 23:00 Arthur Smith's Last Hangover (b010j3zq)
In 2001, Arthur Smith was nearly dead. He subsequently gave up drinking and entered the strange new world of the chronically sober.

A year on, the comic ruminates about his drinking days and booze generally - discovering elderflower presse, mornings and temptation. His old mucker, actress Caroline Quentin joins Arthur for some sober reflections.

Producer : Lucy Armitage

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2002.


SAT 23:30 The Lee Mack Show (b00c4cd2)
Toyah Willcox

Toyah Willcox joins the sharp comedian for stand-up, sketches and music. With Angela McHale and Steve Brown. From April 2005.



SUNDAY 28 OCTOBER 2012

SUN 00:00 Mike Walker - Alpha (b0080p6l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 The Frankie Howerd Variety Show (b007jr40)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 Archive on 4 (b01nk1d0)
Time Travel: The Politics of Time

As we prepare to put the clocks back tonight, Sean Street travels back in time through archive recordings to explore the ways in which we have tried to control time itself - from its standardisation in the 19th century, brought about by the railways, to modern day political decisions about time-zones and when Summer Time should start and end.

Most of us remember we get an extra hour in bed tonight - but when we get up for work on Monday morning will it be lighter or darker? Why do we bother to change the clocks? Should we change our time-zone and join Central European Time and consign GMT to the past? And what exactly is time? Can it be controlled or does it control us as it marches on relentlessly making us older day by day? All these ideas have been debated throughout the years, but are we any nearer being able to define or explain what time is?

With help from curators at the Royal Greenwich Observatory, Sean Street's journey into past recordings takes him backwards and forward across the many time-zones of Russia, into China's single time-zone, to Venezuela's deliberately political adoption of a half-hour time-zone and to Samoa, who recently travelled forward in time by losing a whole day.

However, if you want to experience Time Travel yourself, listen to the repeat of this programme tonight on BBC Radio 4 Extra which starts and ends at 1am in the hour the clocks go back!

Producer: Andy Cartwright
A Soundscape production for BBC Radio 4.


SUN 02:00 The Pillow Book (b01nl7z3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 on Saturday]


SUN 03:15 DI Gwen Danbury - An Odd Body (b007jpj1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:15 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 Don Taylor - Underworld (b008wd17)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 Meet David Sedaris (b01ng26n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 Winifred Holtby - South Riding Omnibus (b007jrn7)
Episode 1

Headmistress Sarah Burton returns to 1930s Yorkshire for a challenging new post.

Winifred Holtby's (1898-1935) most famous novel "South Riding" was published posthumously in 1936. It's a rich and memorable evocation of the characters of Yorkshire's South Riding, their lives, loves and sorrows.

Starring Sarah Lancashire as Sarah Burton, Philip Glenister as Robert Carne and Carole Boyd as Mrs Beddows. With Susan Cookson, Maggie Tagney, Donald McBride, Lucy Beaumont, Annmarie Hosell and Maya Foa.

The first of a three-part omnibus dramatised by Gill Adams.

Director: Melanie Harris

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1999.


SUN 07:15 Attention All Shipping: A Journey Around the Shipping Forecast (b0176pbp)
Hebrides, Faeroes, South East Iceland

Charlie Connelly ends his voyage by discovering some legendary whiskey and land younger than himself. Tom Goodman-Hills reads.


SUN 07:30 Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! (b00pg5r6)
Series 5

Keep Fit

Arthur's keen on taking up a free trial gym membership, but will his doctor approve? Stars Steve Delaney. From January 2010.


SUN 08:00 Doctor in the House (b007jsw0)
St Swithin's

Simon Sparrow dithers over registering to train as a doctor as St Swithin's hospital in London.

The misadventures of student doctor Simon Sparrow - adapted for radio by Ray Cooney from Richard Gordon's novel 'Doctor in the House' published in 1952.

Starring Richard Briers as Simon Sparrow, Geoffrey Sumner as Sir Lancelot Spratt, Ray Cooney as Tony Benskin, Erik Chitty as the Secretary, Beth Boyd as the Sister and Michael Deacon as the Padre.

Special guest star: John le Mesurier as The Dean

Producer: David Hatch

Recorded at the BBC Paris studio in London.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1968.


SUN 08:30 The Clitheroe Kid (b007jtkf)
Series 11

For Love and Money

The cheeky schoolboy's attempt to play matchmaker spells disaster for Alfie. Stars Jimmy Clitheroe. From January 1968.


SUN 09:00 Horrible Histories (b01nl9r5)
The Rotten Romans

Murky myths, blood-drenched battles, and meet the gruesomest of gladiators. She scared everyone. Stars author Terry Deary.


SUN 10:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b01nlbcm)
Ewan McGregor

From Chet Baker to Mozart - the castaway choices of actor Ewan McGregor, in conversation with Sue Lawley. From December 2001.


SUN 10:45 Winifred Holtby - The Celebrity Who Failed (b01bn5wr)
Can Amelia deal with the public attention after she learns to walk on water? Read by Alice Arnold.


SUN 11:00 Christopher Brookmyre's Comedy Bookcase (b01nbwyn)
Series 2

Marcus Brigstocke

7/8
Author Christopher Brookmyre is joined by comedian Marcus Brigstocke for an impassioned discussion about Marcus' life and his book God Collar.


SUN 11:30 That Reminds Me (b01nlbcp)
Series 5

Richard Griffiths

The award-winning star of stage, TV and the big screen, actor Richard Griffiths recalls his 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 Winifred Holtby - South Riding Omnibus (b007jrn7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SUN 13:15 Attention All Shipping: A Journey Around the Shipping Forecast (b0176pbp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today]


SUN 13:30 Cadfael (b007k42n)
One Corpse Too Many

With England at civil war in 1138 - among the bodies of those accused of treason, lies one that was not executed.

Brother Cadfael has a murder on his hands.

Mystery starring Glyn Houston as Brother Cadfael.

Written by Ellis Peters and dramatised by Alan Downer.

Brother Cadfael ...... Glyn Houston
Godith Adeney Jane Slavin
King Stephen ...... Richard Tate
Gilbert Prestcote ...... John Moffatt
Adam Courcelle ...... Geoffrey Whitehead
Aline Siward ...... Joan Walker
Hugh Berringer ...... Ken Cumberlidge
Edric Flesher ...... Brian Miller
Petronilla Flesher ...... Dilys Laye
Torold Blund ...... Paul Downing
Lame Osbern ...... Ian Targett
Brother Oswald ...... David Goudge

Producer: Gerry Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1990.


SUN 15:00 Doctor in the House (b007jsw0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 15:30 The Clitheroe Kid (b007jtkf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 16:00 Mel's Mix: The Best of The 4 O'Clock Show (b01nlbw9)
Mel takes a walk on Ancient Roman streets, makes a Horrible Histories Rotten Ancient Roman meal, and hears about spitting spiders and an eight-year-old entrepreneur.


SUN 16:30 Horrible Histories (b01nl9r5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SUN 17:30 Arthur Askey - Before Your Very Eyes (b01nlbwc)
A Little Caution

Busy-bee comic Arthur Askey reads his life story. He takes his first foray into concert parties and pantomime. From June 1975.


SUN 18:00 Doctor Who (b01169bp)
Cobwebs

Episode 3

The shocked Time Lord realises how the base's computer will affect all of their fates, present and future. Fifth Doctor adventure stars Peter Davison and Sarah Sutton.


SUN 18:30 Jenny Stephens - Project Archangel (b00wmp8p)
Episode 2

Malcolm and Polly travel unexpectedly beneath Moscow, and the ghost appears of someone he once knew very well. Stars Dan Hagley.


SUN 19:00 Christopher Brookmyre's Comedy Bookcase (b01nbwyn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 19:30 That Reminds Me (b01nlbcp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:30 today]


SUN 20:00 Doctor in the House (b007jsw0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 20:30 The Clitheroe Kid (b007jtkf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b01nlbcm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


SUN 21:45 Winifred Holtby - The Celebrity Who Failed (b01bn5wr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today]


SUN 22:00 Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! (b00pg5r6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 22:30 Mark Tavener - In the Red (b007k0hz)
Episode 5

A crucial by-election result is due, as the murders continue - but reporter George Cragge is on the case.

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 crime correspondent, George Cragge.

A blackly humorous murder mystery set in the world of City finance, the BBC and political parties. Dramatised in seven-parts 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
Laetitia ...... Victoria Carling
Caroline ...... Susie Brann
Home Secretary ...... Peter Yapp
Auntie Agony ...... Eva Stuart
Controller BBC 1 ...... Ian McNiece
PA Woman ...... Annabel Mullion

With Alice Arnold, Richard Turner and Tim Hope.

Music by Paul Mottram

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1995.


SUN 23:00 Newsjack (b01nj1st)
Series 7

Episode 6

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


SUN 23:30 The Boosh (b007jmf4)
Stolen

Zookeepers Howard Moon and Vince Noir try to catch an animal thief at Bob Fossil's Zoo - with the help of a deer costume.

Written by and starring Noel Fielding and Julian Barratt,

The Boosh is a surreal adventure based on the Perrier Award-winning comedy show, featuring Howard and Vince's battles with zoo manager Bob Fossil.

Vince is a regular 'Mowgli in flares' due to his affinity with animals and adoration for all things Seventies, whereas Howard likes to think he's more the brains of the duo, destined for better things.

Howard Moon ...... Julian Barrattt
Vince Noir ...... Noel Fielding
Bob Fossil ...... Rich Fulcher
Graham ...... Lee Mack
Bloke ...... Simon Evans

After BBC radio gave them their big break with this series, they transferred to BBC TV where The Mighty Boosh ran for three series.

Producer: Danny Wallace.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2001.



MONDAY 29 OCTOBER 2012

MON 00:00 Doctor Who (b01169bp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 00:30 Jenny Stephens - Project Archangel (b00wmp8p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b01nlbcm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


MON 01:45 Winifred Holtby - The Celebrity Who Failed (b01bn5wr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]


MON 02:00 Christopher Brookmyre's Comedy Bookcase (b01nbwyn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:30 That Reminds Me (b01nlbcp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:30 on Sunday]


MON 03:00 Doctor in the House (b007jsw0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Sunday]


MON 03:30 Cadfael (b007k42n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:30 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Horrible Histories (b01nl9r5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 Eric Ambler - Journey Into Fear (b00yy8yx)
Episode 1

Unassuming engineer Mr Graham runs for his life across war-torn Europe. Classic 1940s thriller read by Richard Greenwood.


MON 06:30 Falco (b007wpf1)
The Silver Pigs

Episode 1

Rome, AD 70: Roman sleuth Marcus Didius Falco chances upon an illegal trade in precious metal (the silver pigs) after mounting a rescue from a kidnap gang.

Anton Lesser brings the popular detective to life in Lindsey Davis's witty and enthralling adventures set in the days of the Roman Empire.

Dramatised in four parts by Mary Cutler.

Falco …. Anton Lesser
Sosia …. Felicity Jones
Lenia …. Gillian Goodman
Petronius …. Ben Crowe
Decimus …. Robert Lister
Publius …. Richard Derrington
Pertinax/Julius …. Sean Connolly
Falco’s Mother …. Frances Jeater
Marcia …. Helen Monks

Directed at BBC Birmingham by Peter Leslie Wild.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2004.


MON 07:00 Safety Catch (b00fgq18)
Series 1

A Wanting Man

Simon wonders whether to stay faithful to his girlfriend, when he suspects a friend of his sister may be attracted to him.

Starring Darren Boyd as Simon McGrath.

Laurence Howarth’s black comedy of modern morality. Simon is essentially a nice man who also happens to be an arms dealer.

With:
Joanna Page
Lewis MacLeod
Sarah Smart
Brigit Forsyth
Catherine Shepherd

Producer: Dawn Ellis

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2007.


MON 07:30 The Museum of Curiosity (b01ng413)
Series 5

Roberts, Cottrell Boyce, Nyman

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 screenwriter Frank Cottrell Boyce, actor/writer/magician Andy Nyman and anatomist Dr Alice Roberts.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2012.


MON 08:00 Beyond Our Ken (b00d7qdn)
Kenneth Horne leads a Regency romp through Beau Brummel's Brighton. With Bill Pertwee. From January 1964.


MON 08:30 Steptoe and Son (b007jlt3)
Series 3

Cuckoo in the Nest

Harold Steptoe is shocked to meet his older half-brother from Australia.

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
Arthur ...... Kenneth J Warren

Other parts played by David Brierly

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! (b00plzyg)
Series 5

Yes Count Arthur

Outraged by an optician's dispute, Arthur seeks high office in the council elections. Stars Steve Delaney. From January 2010.


MON 09:30 Life, Death and Sex with Mike and Sue (b01nlp10)
Series 2

Home

The lifestyle show hosts have revelations on the "home" and "commune living".

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

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

With Roger Blake, Alistair McGowan, Sally Philips and Niall Ashdown.

Music by Mark Burton.

Producer: Jo Clegg

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1997.


MON 10:00 Emily Bronte - Wuthering Heights (b007jlky)
Episode 1

1801, and Mr Lockwood visits brooding Heathcliff's unwelcoming house on the Yorkshire moors. Stars John Duttine and Amanda Root.


MON 11:00 Roshi Fernando - Homesick (b01cvdpz)
The Clangers

A young girl turns to her favourite TV programme to make sense of her world.

A powerful collection exploring identity by British born Sri Lankan writer, Roshi Fernando.

Read by Amara Karan.

Producer: Gemma Jenkins

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


MON 11:15 Loose Ends (b01nk14r)
Charles Dance, Mark Thomas, Helen Czerski, Suzi Quatro, Arthur Smith, The Unthanks and Gregory Alan Isakov

Clive conspires with Jewel In The Crown Charles Dance about his career playing bureaucrats and villains in blockbusters like 'Alien 3' and 'The Golden Child'. His new Channel 4 thriller 'Secret State' was inspired by Chris Mullen's novel 'A Very British Coup' and is a classic story of one man against the system which begins on Wednesday 7th November at 22.00.

And that's just the tip of the iceberg! Clive sets sail with oceanographer Helen Czerksi, who puts her courage to the test in the most extreme environments. She's one of the team of scientists and adventurers on expedition to the Arctic to explore the creation, life and death of icebergs. 'Operation Iceberg' is on BBC Two Tuesday 30th October and Thursday 1st November at 21.00.

Arthur Smith's flying low with original 'rock chick' Suzi Quatro who shot to fame in the seventies with hits like 'Devil Gate Drive' and played bass in American sitcom 'Happy Days'. Her new show is a personal reflection on her life in show business: 'Suzi Quatro...Unzipped' is Live At The Hippodrome, London from Monday 29th October until Saturday 3rd November.

Clive enjoys some Comic opera with influential activist and comedian Mark Thomas. He's on a UK tour with 'Bravo Figaro' the true tale of his father - a builder with a passion for opera, his degenerative disease and Mark's attempt to put an opera on in a bungalow in Bournemouth.

The Unthanks open the musical floodgates to perform 'Great Northern River' from their album 'Diversions Vol. 3: Songs from the Shipyards'.

And there's a torrent of instrumental talent from Gregory Alan Isakov, who performs 'Master & A Hound' from his album 'This Empty Northern Hemisphere.'

Producer: Cathie Mahoney.


MON 12:00 Beyond Our Ken (b00d7qdn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 Steptoe and Son (b007jlt3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 Eric Ambler - Journey Into Fear (b00yy8yx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 Falco (b007wpf1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 Winifred Holtby - South Riding (b007jnj0)
Episode 6

Headmistress of Kiplington High School, Sarah Burton decides Lydia mustn't be allowed to lose a scholarship.

Winifred Holtby's (1898-1935) most famous novel "South Riding" was published posthumously in 1936. It's a rich and memorable evocation of the characters of Yorkshire's South Riding, their lives, loves and sorrows.

Starring Sarah Lancashire as Sarah Burton, Philip Glenister as Robert Carne and Carole Boyd as Mrs Beddows.

With Susan Cookson, Maggie Tagney, Donald McBride, Lucy Beaumont, Annmarie Hosell and Maya Foa.

Dramatised by Gill Adams.
Director: Melanie Harris

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1999.


MON 14:15 Shakespeare's Restless World (b01h6461)
A Time of Change, a Change of Time

Neil MacGregor, former Director of the British Museum, enters the final week of 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 16 A TIME OF CHANGE, A CHANGE OF TIME - A rare domestic clock with an equally rare minute hand and quarter-hour chimes reveals the changing relationship Shakespeare's audiences had to time.

This programme was originally broadcast in 2012.

Producer: Paul Kobrak.


MON 14:30 Paul Theroux - Dark Star Safari (b007jyp5)
Episode 1

Perilous journeys and vivid locals from Cairo to Cape Town, in the writer's return to Africa. Read by William Roberts.


MON 14:45 Jan Struther - Mrs Miniver (b00nm5ww)
Mrs Miniver Comes Home; On Hampstead Heath

Mrs Miniver first appeared in a series of articles on the Court page of 'The Times' newspaper in 1937, and was later immortalised in the wartime movie starring Greer Garson.

The series brings together ten of Jan Struther's original engaging stories about an English housewife.

Read by Penelope Wilton.

Producer: Sara Davies

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.


MON 15:00 Emily Bronte - Wuthering Heights (b007jlky)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b01nlwzt)
Mel introduces a brand new story - A Greyhound of a Girl by Roddy Doyle. As Halloween looms on the horizon, we'll be finding out about a quick, easy recipe for pumpkin soup.


MON 17:00 To the Manor Born (b007jm7w)
Plenty More Fish

With their love-lives in a tangle, Audrey falls out with Marjory.

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

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 descent.
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 Safety Catch (b00fgq18)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 18:00 Ghost Stories of E Nesbit (b01nlwzw)
The Shadow

Three girls are told a late-night tale of evil, the tragic ending of which hits too close to home. Read by Anna Madeley.


MON 18:15 Jonathan Aycliffe - The Matrix (b01nlwzy)
Evil Awaits

"I understood nothing then. I was still a child ..."

A postgraduate student's research into the occult brings him under the malign influence of an ancient book of spells - the Matrix Aeternitatis.

Set in contemporary Edinburgh. Jonathan Aycliffe's chilling novel abridged in ten parts by Rosemary Goring.

Read by Robert Paterson

Producer: David Jackson Young

First broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland in 1997.


MON 18:30 A Short History of Vampires (b00yhwyc)
Dracula's Guest by Bram Stoker

The ultimate killing machines.

Natalie Haynes introduces a four-part series of dark stories, as she examines why the vampire - an iconic figure in horror-fiction - continues to exert such a powerful hold on our imaginations...

Dan Stevens reads Bram Stoker’s tale: Count Dracula looks out for a curious Englishman.

Producer: Gemma Jenkins

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in February 2011.


MON 19:00 Beyond Our Ken (b00d7qdn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 Steptoe and Son (b007jlt3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 Eric Ambler - Journey Into Fear (b00yy8yx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 Falco (b007wpf1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 Roshi Fernando - Homesick (b01cvdpz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:15 Loose Ends (b01nk14r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


MON 22:00 The Museum of Curiosity (b01ng413)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! (b00plzyg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 23:00 The News Quiz Extra (b01nlx02)
Series 5

29/10/2012

An extended edition of the News Quiz, chaired by Sandi Toksvig. Panellists are Jeremy Hardy, Hugo Rifkind, Roisin Conaty and Kevin Day.


MON 23:45 Creme de la Crime (b007jr3j)
Series 1

The Cheese Killer

Michael Feydeau and David Pershore review the murderous case of Charles Sparrow. Stars Punt and Dennis. From September 2001.



TUESDAY 30 OCTOBER 2012

TUE 00:00 Ghost Stories of E Nesbit (b01nlwzw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:15 Jonathan Aycliffe - The Matrix (b01nlwzy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:15 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 A Short History of Vampires (b00yhwyc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 Eric Ambler - Journey Into Fear (b00yy8yx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 Falco (b007wpf1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! (b00plzyg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 Life, Death and Sex with Mike and Sue (b01nlp10)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 Emily Bronte - Wuthering Heights (b007jlky)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 Roshi Fernando - Homesick (b01cvdpz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:15 Loose Ends (b01nk14r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 To the Manor Born (b007jm7w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 Safety Catch (b00fgq18)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 Eric Ambler - Journey Into Fear (b00yyfl3)
Episode 2

Surviving a bullet wound, engineer Graham leaves 1940s Istanbul by ship with his military secrets. Read by Richard Greenwood.


TUE 06:30 Falco (b007wpz2)
The Silver Pigs

Episode 2

Roman detective, Falco is investigating the mystery of how a stolen lead ingot containing silver came to be in the bank box of a senator's daughter.

And things have taken a turn for the worse, as he's now probing a murder and - worse still - he's forced to visit a remote and dangerous outpost of the Empire - Britain.

Starring Anton Lesser as Marcus Didius Falco.

Lindsey Davis's witty and enthralling adventure set in the days of the Roman Empire.

Falco …. Anton Lesser
Petronius …. Ben Crowe
Decimus …. Robert Lister
Publius …. Richard Derrington
Gaius Hilaris …. Ian Brooker
Helena …. Fritha Goodey
Aelia …. Susan Jeffrey
Triferus/Cornix …. Alex Jones

Dramatised by Mary Cutler.

Directed at BBC Birmingham by Peter Leslie Wild.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2004.


TUE 07:00 Babblewick Hall (b01nlzcw)
Series 1

Episode 6

The downfall of Squire Fenton and Babblewick Hall appears imminent with the arrival of Fenton's father who has plans for his wayward son. Not least that he should marry the insipid and bewhiskered Harriet.

Meanwhile, Augustus makes a dramatic discovery...

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

Conclusion of the first series of Scott Cherry’s sitcom set in the 18th-century.

Fenton Babblewick ...... Nick Le Prevost
Augustus Snipe ...... Forbes Masson
William Babblewick ...... Benjamin Whitrow
Elizabeth Babblewick ...... Pauline Yates
Harriet ...... Courtney King
Septimus Hickey ...... John Moffat
Molly ...... Gillian Bevan
Barney ...... David Antrobus
Jack ...... Sam Kelly

Music by Paul Mottram.

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1996.


TUE 07:30 Rudy's Rare Records (b01ng835)
Series 4

Let It Grow

Episode 3: Let It Grow

Adam is keen to take on an allotment and work the land with his Dad, Rudy. Rudy would prefer a patio.

Adam hopes to bond with his Dad, Rudy, whilst they till the earth together on an allotment. However, Rudy prefers to chill with his best friend Clifton and only takes an interest when they spot a rare and illegal plant growing in the greenhouse.

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.

Adam ............ Lenny Henry
Rudy ............ Larrington Walker
Tasha ............ Natasha Godfrey
Doreen ............ Claire Benedict
Clifton ............ Jeffery Kissoon
Lucinda ............ Sarah Thom
Trader/Customer/Dealer ............ Adam Nagaitis

Written by Danny Robins

Producer: Katie Tyrrell

Music featured in this episode:

ZUNGGUZUNGGUGUZUNGGUZENG * YELLOW MAN
THE GATES OF ZION * THE MIGHTY DIAMONDS
INCREDIBLE * M BEAT FEAT. GENERAL LEVY
HERBAL DUB * KING TUBBY
RUMOURS * GREGORY ISAACS
CARRY GO BRING HOME * THE SELECTER
GIMME THE LIGHT * SEAN PAUL
HARD TIMES * LEO GRAHAM
RAPPER'S DELIGHT * SUGARHILL GANG.


TUE 08:00 The Goon Show (b007jv9v)
Series 8

The Spon Plague

Britain is gripped by a strange epidemic - leaving a path of bare knees in its wake. Stars Spike Milligan. From March 1958.


TUE 08:30 Listen to Les (b01nlzcy)
From 17/03/1985

Lugubrious Les Dawson with a tale of when the worm turned, and Cosmo discusses modern art.

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 March 1985.


TUE 09:00 The News Quiz Extra (b01nlx02)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:45 Creme de la Crime (b007jr3j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:45 on Monday]


TUE 10:00 Emily Bronte - Wuthering Heights (b007jllc)
Episode 2

Heathcliff and Cathy are torn apart, as he plots revenge on Hindley for his degradation. Stars John Duttine and Amanda Root.


TUE 11:00 Roshi Fernando - Homesick (b01cvkch)
The Turtle

A fractured family finds solace in a newly hatched egg. Stories of Sri Lankan immigrants in Britain, read by Seeta Indrani.


TUE 11:15 RF Delderfield - To Serve Them All My Days (b00xh3kt)
Episode 1

It's 1918, and soldier Davy Powlett-Jones, invalided out of the trenches, must face a new start in life.

RF Delderfield's classic novel of life between the wars. Dramatised in five parts by Shaun McKenna.

Stars Oliver Milburn as Davy Powlett-Jones, John Wood as Algy Herries, John Rowe as Howarth, Anthony Calf as Carter, Alison Pettitt as Beth, Delroy Brown as the Guard, Josh Freeborn as "Nipper" Shawe, Steven Williams as "Chad" Boyer and Steven Roberts as Briarley.

Director: Marc Beeby

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2006.


TUE 12:00 The Goon Show (b007jv9v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 Listen to Les (b01nlzcy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 Eric Ambler - Journey Into Fear (b00yyfl3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 Falco (b007wpz2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 Winifred Holtby - South Riding (b007jnjk)
Episode 7

When measles confines Midge to school, her father makes a confession. Stars Sarah Lancashire and Philip Glenister.


TUE 14:15 Shakespeare's Restless World (b01h666y)
Plague and the Playhouse

Neil MacGregor, former 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 17. PLAGUE & THE PLAYHOUSE - May 1603 saw not only a new king but the worst plague outbreak since the Black Death. Its impact and reach is told through a series of early seventeenth century proclamations.

This programme was originally broadcast in 2012.

Producer: Paul Kobrak.


TUE 14:30 Paul Theroux - Dark Star Safari (b007w429)
Episode 2

Travel writer Paul Theroux ignores warnings and heads to Sudan, and learns a lesson in Ethiopia. Read by William Roberts.


TUE 14:45 Jan Struther - Mrs Miniver (b00nm9sb)
The New Car; Guy Fawkes Day

The engaging stories of an English housewife, created for The Times in 1937 and immortalised on film. Read by Penelope Wilton.


TUE 15:00 Emily Bronte - Wuthering Heights (b007jllc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b01nlzvq)
We taste the culinary delights enjoyed state-side on Halloween, and find out how the television came in to being. Then it's time for part 2 of our story - A Greyhound of a Girl.


TUE 17:00 Second Thoughts (b007jvh3)
Series 1

Found and Lost

Bill and Faith are late in love but new to each other - and Bill has already got himself into Faith's bad books...

Starring Lynda Bellingham as Faith and James Bolam as Bill.

Sitcom about the battles of divorcees Bill and Faith trying to forge a relationship whilst balancing the demands of his ex-wife, Liza and her teenage children, Hannah and Joe.

Series one of four inspired by the real lives of husband and wife writers, Jan Etherington and Gavin Petrie.

A TV version made by LWT for ITV appeared in 1991 and ran for four series, with a spin-off series Faith in the Future.

Faith ...... Lynda Bellingham
Bill ...... James Bolam
Hilary ...... Celia Imrie
Liza ...... Belinda Lang
Hannah ...... Kelda Holmes
Joe ...... Mark Denham
Grace ...... Moir Leslie
Alex ...... John Samson
Ray ...... Nicholas Courtney
Ted ...... Norman Bird

Producer: Pete Atkin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1988.


TUE 17:30 Babblewick Hall (b01nlzcw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 18:00 Ghost Stories of E Nesbit (b01nm0dy)
John Charrington's Wedding

A groom promises to be at the church on time, even if he has to come back from the grave to do it. Read by Tobias Menzies.


TUE 18:15 Jonathan Aycliffe - The Matrix (b01nm0f0)
Repercussions

"I threw the book onto the coals. It burst into flame as though soaked in petrol."

Trying to rid himself of an ancient book of spells, postgraduate student Andrew MacLeod is drawn to a sinister group...

Set in contemporary Edinburgh. Jonathan Aycliffe's chilling novel abridged in ten parts by Rosemary Goring.
Read by Robert Paterson

Producer: David Jackson Young

First broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland in 1997.


TUE 18:30 A Short History of Vampires (b00yqqs8)
Hero Dust By Kristine Kathryn Rusch

The ultimate killing machines.

Natalie Haynes introduces another dark story, as she examines why the vampire - an iconic figure in horror-fiction - continues to exert such a powerful hold on our imaginations...

David Horovitch reads Kristine Kathryn Rusch’s tale: Vampire slayer Bram is getting old and tired so starts the search for his successor.

Producer: Gemma Jenkins

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in February 2011.


TUE 19:00 The Goon Show (b007jv9v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 Listen to Les (b01nlzcy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 Eric Ambler - Journey Into Fear (b00yyfl3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 Falco (b007wpz2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 Roshi Fernando - Homesick (b01cvkch)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 21:15 RF Delderfield - To Serve Them All My Days (b00xh3kt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


TUE 22:00 Rudy's Rare Records (b01ng835)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 Such Rotten Luck (b01nm0f2)
Series 1

The Little Grey Man

The ups and downs of a second class writer

First of two comedy drama series written by Ronald Hayman.

Woodhouse ...... Tim Pigott-Smith
Gila ...... Zoe Wanamaker
Seamus ...... Stephen Rea
Wilhelmina ...... Susie Bran
Henrietta Masterson ...... Miriam Karlin
Hamish McVomitory ...... Bill Wallis
Gila’s Dad ...... Benjamin Whitrow
Gila’s Mum ...... Joan Matheson

With Eva Stuart, Susan Sheridan and Shaun Prendergast as Creative Writing Class members.

Music by Elizabeth Parker of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop

Director: Piers Plowright

First broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in September 1989.


TUE 23:00 Acropolis Now (b007jwps)
Series 2

Love

It's Eros night at the Fish Restaurant and, despite the hunger, romance is in the air. Stars Stephen Moore. From March 2002.


TUE 23:30 Lionel Nimrod's Inexplicable World (b007qctj)
Series 1

Monsters

The spoof TV sci-fi star explains life's big mysteries. Stars Richard Herring, Stewart Lee and Tom Baker. From October 1992.



WEDNESDAY 31 OCTOBER 2012

WED 00:00 Ghost Stories of E Nesbit (b01nm0dy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:15 Jonathan Aycliffe - The Matrix (b01nm0f0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:15 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 A Short History of Vampires (b00yqqs8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 Eric Ambler - Journey Into Fear (b00yyfl3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 Falco (b007wpz2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 The News Quiz Extra (b01nlx02)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


WED 02:45 Creme de la Crime (b007jr3j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:45 on Monday]


WED 03:00 Emily Bronte - Wuthering Heights (b007jllc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 Roshi Fernando - Homesick (b01cvkch)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:15 RF Delderfield - To Serve Them All My Days (b00xh3kt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 Second Thoughts (b007jvh3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 Babblewick Hall (b01nlzcw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 Eric Ambler - Journey Into Fear (b00yz7b2)
Episode 3

Realising that his would-be killer is on board the ship, Graham tries to return to port in Istanbul. Read by Richard Greenwood.


WED 06:30 Falco (b007wpsz)
The Silver Pigs

Episode 3

Probing the illegal imports of the ingots, Roman sleuth Falco has chanced upon a sinister plot to overthrow the Emperor Vespasian.

And he's also discovered the identity of Helena's ex-husband: which has made him realise the plot is much closer to home than he thought.

Starring Anton Lesser as Marcus Didius Falco.

Lindsey Davis's witty and enthralling adventure set in the days of the Roman Empire.

Falco …. Anton Lesser
Lenia …. Gillian Goodman
Petronius …. Ben Crowe
Decimus …. Robert Lister
Falco’s Mother …. Frances Jeater
Marcia …. Helen Monks
Helena …. Fritha Goodey
Titus …. Jonathan Keeble
Domitian …. Declan Wilson

Dramatised by Mary Cutler.

Directed at BBC Birmingham by Peter Leslie Wild.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2004.


WED 07:00 The Alan Davies Show (b0085k82)
Episode 2

Struggling actor Alan minds his girlfriend's talented stunt-dog.

The trouble is, it eats everything in sight...

Alan Davies stars in his own six-part sitcom.

Written by Ben Silburn, Tony Roche and Alan Davies.

Alan ...... Alan Davies
Murray ...... Alan Francis
Kate ...... Ronni Ancona

With Debra Stephenson and Dave Lamb.

Producer: Jane Berthoud

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1998.


WED 07:30 Gloomsbury (b01n1vlc)
Series 1

Desperately Seeking Peace and Quiet

A stellar cast of Miriam Margolyes, Alison Steadman, Nigel Planer, Morwenna Banks, Jonathan Coy and John Sessions breathes life into the colourfully chaotic characters of Gloomsbury, a riotous new comedy about the Bloomsbury Group.

The six-part series from the pen of Sue Limb is an affectionate send up of the infamous literary group whose arty and adulterous adventures dominated the cultural scene in the early 20th century.

In Episode Two, the novelist Ginny Fox is visiting her friends Vera Sackcloth-Vest and Henry Mickleton, who live in a modest unassuming little castle in Kent.

Ginny has writer's block, so Vera tries desperately to provide peace and quiet, gagging the blackbirds and cloaking the gravel paths in velvet. But their tranquil idyll is shattered by the explosive arrival of Venus Traduces, hell-bent on recapturing Vera's heart with a series of appalling musical serenades.

Ginny's tiresome husband Lionel has followed her incognito with a portfolio of herbal remedies, but Henry manages to detain him in the pantry whilst Ginny and Vera dive under the covers to devour a steamy new book, Lady Hattersley's Plover by the intriguing proletarian writer D.H. Lollipop. The chums emerge flushed and enthralled, convinced that they must meet D.H. Lollipop and experience his dangerous animal magnetism at first hand.

Cast:
Vera Sackcloth-Vest ..... Miriam Margolyes
Gosling, her Gardener ..... Nigel Planer
Henry Mickleton ..... Jonathan Coy
Venus Traduces ..... Morwenna Banks
Mrs Gosling, Housekeeper ..... Alison Steadman
Mrs Ginny Fox ..... Alison Steadman
Lionel Fox ..... Nigel Planer

Produced by Jamie Rix
A Little Brother Production for BBC Radio 4.


WED 08:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jp6s)
Series 6

The Smugglers

Returning from a holiday abroad, Sid tricks the lad and Bill into sneaking in watches.

Starring Tony Hancock.

With Sidney James, Bill Kerr, Kenneth Williams, Patricia Hayes and Noel Dryden.

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 September 1959.


WED 08:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00sm5vs)
Series 3

Episode 12

Tim Brown's Schooldays - and John and Mary in the country.

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 Tim Brooke-Taylor, John Cleese, Graeme Garden, 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 (b00lgn62)
Vorsprung Durch Picnik

Adverts make the heart grow fonder for the four friends. Stars Jeremy Hardy, Kit Hollerbach and Caroline Leddy. From May 1990.


WED 09:30 Who Goes There? (b00lbnyx)
Series 2

Episode 6

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 Carmen Callil and Victoria Glendinning.

Producer: Aled Evans

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1998.


WED 10:00 Emily Bronte - Wuthering Heights (b007jllp)
Episode 3

Heathcliff runs off with Isabella, leaving a distraught Cathy gravely ill. Stars John Duttine, Amanda Root and Sharon Duce.


WED 11:00 Roshi Fernando - Homesick (b01cvpc2)
Nil's Wedding

On her wedding day, Nil reflects on the meaning of home. Stories of Sri Lankan immigrants in Britain, read by Amara Karan.


WED 11:15 RF Delderfield - To Serve Them All My Days (b00xhck3)
Episode 2

Despite clashing with the science master in 1920, Davy settles into school life and his wife is expecting. Stars Oliver Milburn.


WED 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jp6s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00sm5vs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 Eric Ambler - Journey Into Fear (b00yz7b2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 Falco (b007wpsz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 Winifred Holtby - South Riding (b007jnk2)
Episode 8

As the school gossips about Midge, headmistress Sarah feels for Lydia. Stars Sarah Lancashire and Philip Glenister.


WED 14:15 Shakespeare's Restless World (b01h73pq)
London Becomes Rome

Neil MacGregor, former 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 18. LONDON BECOMES ROME - A set of designs for the Coronation Procession of James I reveals the extent of classical knowledge amongst Shakespeare's audience.

This programme was originally broadcast in 2012.

Producer: Paul Kobrak.


WED 14:30 Paul Theroux - Dark Star Safari (b007w4h4)
Episode 3

Continuing his African journey, the author ponders turning 60 as he returns to Uganda. Read by William Roberts.


WED 14:45 Jan Struther - Mrs Miniver (b00nmzm7)
Married Couples; At the Dentist's

Created in The Times of 1937 and immortalised on film, the engaging stories of an English housewife. Read by Penelope Wilton.


WED 15:00 Emily Bronte - Wuthering Heights (b007jllp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b01nm20j)
Mel gets dressed up for Halloween and joins some real-life ghost hunters. Plus the news behind this year's Roald Dahl Funny Prize, with chief judge Michael Rosen.


WED 17:00 Ring Around the Bath (b00nm9sj)
Series 1

Return of the Kidi

Middle-aged Stella battles to get her grown-up children to leave home. Stars Duncan Preston and Penny Downie. From August 2003.


WED 17:30 The Alan Davies Show (b0085k82)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 18:00 Ghost Stories of E Nesbit (b01nm20l)
The Violet Car

A nurse is summoned to a farm to help with an unusual case, and finds a couple slowly going mad. Read by Charlotte Emmerson.


WED 18:15 Jonathan Aycliffe - The Matrix (b01nm20n)
Morocco

Andrew journeys to Morocco with the sinister Duncan Mylne, where a shock awaits him...

Jonathan Aycliffe's chilling novel abridged in ten parts by Rosemary Goring.

Read by Robert Paterson

Producer: David Jackson Young

First broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland in 1997.


WED 18:30 A Short History of Vampires (b00yy6vt)
Israbel By Tanith Lee

The ultimate killing machines.

Natalie Haynes introduces another dark story, as she examines why the vampire - an iconic figure in horror-fiction - continues to exert such a powerful hold on our imaginations...

Mark Bonnar and Claire Harry read Tanith Lee’s tale: A beautiful vampire hires an artist to paint her portrait, but then he develops a dangerous obsession...

Producer: Gemma Jenkins

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in February 2011.


WED 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jp6s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00sm5vs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 Eric Ambler - Journey Into Fear (b00yz7b2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 Falco (b007wpsz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 Roshi Fernando - Homesick (b01cvpc2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 21:15 RF Delderfield - To Serve Them All My Days (b00xhck3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


WED 22:00 Gloomsbury (b01n1vlc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 Stockport, So Good They Named It Once (b01nm20q)
Series 2

Reunion

A visitor brings new branches to the Conroy family tree.

The lives of the Stockport-based, Conroy family - in series 2 of Damian Lanigan and Jim Poyser's comedy drama.

Michael ...... Jason Done
Jason ...... Andrew Knott
Maureen ...... Beverley Callard
Eddie ...... John Henshaw
Stu ...... Damian Lanigan
Damian ...... Jim Poyser
Barry ...... Chris Pavlo.

Music: Big George

Producer: Neil Mossey

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2000.


WED 23:00 The Hare Lane Diaries (b00lngwk)
Episode 1

Jessica rents a room to Rex - each unaware the other is a diarist. Stars Frances Barber and David Bamber. From September 2000.


WED 23:30 Nebulous (b00xhy3p)
Series 3

Us and Phlegm

With a 99 percent sick workforce, the Professor faces some very snotty aliens. Stars Mark Gatiss and David Tennant. From June 2008.



THURSDAY 01 NOVEMBER 2012

THU 00:00 Ghost Stories of E Nesbit (b01nm20l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:15 Jonathan Aycliffe - The Matrix (b01nm20n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:15 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 A Short History of Vampires (b00yy6vt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 Eric Ambler - Journey Into Fear (b00yz7b2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 Falco (b007wpsz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 At Home With the Hardys (b00lgn62)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 Who Goes There? (b00lbnyx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 Emily Bronte - Wuthering Heights (b007jllp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 Roshi Fernando - Homesick (b01cvpc2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:15 RF Delderfield - To Serve Them All My Days (b00xhck3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 Ring Around the Bath (b00nm9sj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 The Alan Davies Show (b0085k82)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 Eric Ambler - Journey Into Fear (b00yzbpt)
Episode 4

Hiding from his would-be killer Banat, Graham finds an unexpected guest waiting in his cabin. Read by Richard Greenwood.


THU 06:30 Falco (b007wpcl)
The Silver Pigs

Episode 4

Falco battles to discover who killed Sosia - and to unmask the plotters against the Emperor.

He also discovers that true love can cross the boundaries of the strict Roman class structure...

Starring Anton Lesser as Marcus Didius Falco.

Conclusion of Lindsey Davis's adventure set in the days of the Roman Empire.

Falco …. Anton Lesser
Decimus …. Robert Lister
Publius …. Richard Derrington
Falco’s Mother …. Frances Jeater
Marcia …. Helen Monks
Helena …. Fritha Goodey
Titus …. Jonathan Keeble
Vespasian …. Michael Tudor Barnes

Dramatised by Mary Cutler.

Directed at BBC Birmingham by Peter Leslie Wild.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2004.


THU 07:00 Chambers (b007jyrj)
Series 3

A Pain in the Back

John Fuller-Carp becomes distracted by the allure of one of his clients and Ruth is asked to babysit for a friend's electronic pet.

Clive Coleman's sitcom set in perhaps the country's least spectacular set of chambers.

John Fuller Carp ...... John Bird
Hilary Tripping ...... James Fleet
Ruth Quirke ...... Sarah Lancashire
Vince ...... Jonathan Kydd

With Joanna Monro, Geoffrey Whitehead , Peter Gunn and Tilly Gaunt.

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1999.


THU 07:30 Andrew Lawrence: How Did We End Up Like This? (b01njxp8)
Dietary Practices

Andrew Lawrence, kicks off his comic explanation of our development via stand up, sketch and song.

In this opening episode, Andrew looks at what goes in to making our diet: "what we shove in our mouths, dissolve in our guts and shunt out of our poo pipes".

Including a rather different view of fair trade, a comment on road-kill as food and a moving song about the extinction of the Mammoth.

Sara Pascoe and Marek Larwood assist.

Producer: Jane Berthoud

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2012.


THU 08:00 Parsley Sidings (b01nm56r)
The Royal Train

4 Extra Debut. The Queen passing the sleepy station sparks staff excitement. Pilot episode, starring Arthur Lowe and Ian Lavender. From February 1971.


THU 08:30 Take It From Here (b01nm56t)
From 31/10/1950

Professor Jimmy Edwards is not keen to employ Dick Bentley as a lecturer at the BBC Research College. From October 1950.


THU 09:00 1834 (b011klyr)
Strong Continental Lager

21st-century teacher Jason decides 19th-century Macclesfield needs a decent pub with decent beer.

In Jim Poyser's riotous comedy of transportation and delight, Jason is now Tarquin, third son of Lord Belport with a faithful valet, Ned.

Jason Slater ...... Michael Begley
Ned ...... Joe Caffrey
Hoskins ...... Kenneth Alan Taylor
Lord Belport ...... Mark Chatterton
Stubbs ...... Glenn Cunningham
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 (b007jq7g)
Nudism and pitfalls. Nicholas Parsons welcomes Bob Monkhouse, Kenneth Williams, Derek Nimmo and Clement Freud. From March 1980.


THU 10:00 Emily Bronte - Wuthering Heights (b007jllz)
Episode 4

Sixteen years after Cathy's death, her daughter visits the vengeful Heathcliff. Stars John Duttine and Emma Fielding.


THU 11:00 Roshi Fernando - Homesick (b01cwpxn)
At the Barndance

Preethi gets an unexpected glimpse of what might have been. Stories of Sri Lankan immigrants in Britain, read by Seeta Indrani.


THU 11:15 RF Delderfield - To Serve Them All My Days (b00xhz7c)
Episode 3

Devastated Davy buries himself in school life in1926, and in writing the book Beth urged him to write. Stars Oliver Milburn.


THU 12:00 Parsley Sidings (b01nm56r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 Take It From Here (b01nm56t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 Eric Ambler - Journey Into Fear (b00yzbpt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 Falco (b007wpcl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 Winifred Holtby - South Riding (b008747v)
Episode 9

Headmistress Sarah Burton befriends the father of one of her pupils. Stars Sarah Lancashire and Philip Glenister.


THU 14:15 Shakespeare's Restless World (b01h75y2)
The Theatres of Cruelty

Neil MacGregor, former 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 19. THE THEATRES OF CRUELTY - A human eyeball in a silver setting provides a striking insight to the theatre of cruelty in Elizabethan and Jacobean Britain.

This programme was originally broadcast in 2012.

Producer: Paul Kobrak.


THU 14:30 Paul Theroux - Dark Star Safari (b007w2pr)
Episode 4

In his trip from Cairo to Cape Town, writer Paul Theroux travels by bus to reach a troubled Zimbabwe. Read by William Roberts.


THU 14:45 Jan Struther - Mrs Miniver (b00nnmhy)
Doing a Mole; Christmas Shopping

Created in The Times of 1937 and immortalised on film, the engaging stories of an English housewife. Read by Penelope Wilton.


THU 15:00 Emily Bronte - Wuthering Heights (b007jllz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b01nm56w)
We meet the judges behind this year's Roald Dahl Funny Prize and get stuck in to the big debate: hankies or tissues? Plus part 4 of our story, Roddy Doyle's A Greyhound of a Girl.


THU 17:00 Mind Your Own Business! (b009sczf)
Two Fingers of Suspicion

Secrets from Brightco's defence job are reaching a foreign power. But who is responsible for a leak?

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
With John Graham

Written by Andrew Palmer.

Producer: Edward Taylor

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in January 1988.


THU 17:30 Chambers (b007jyrj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 18:00 Ghost Stories of E Nesbit (b01nm5jb)
Man-Size in Marble

Newlyweds find the cottage of their dreams, but the previous evil (and dead) owners threaten to return. Read by Harry Hadden-Paton.


THU 18:15 Jonathan Aycliffe - The Matrix (b01nm5jd)
The Sheik

Returning to Scotland, Andrew becomes increasingly dependent on Mylne's support.

Jonathan Aycliffe's chilling novel abridged in ten parts by Rosemary Goring.

Read by Robert Paterson

Producer: David Jackson Young

First broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland in 1997.


THU 18:30 A Short History of Vampires (b00z55h6)
Quid Pro Quo by Tanya Huff

The ultimate killing machines.

Natalie Haynes introduces the last in a series of dark stories, as she examines why the vampire - an iconic figure in horror-fiction - continues to exert such a powerful hold on our imaginations...

Genevieve Adam reads Tanya Huff’s deliciously noir tale of an immortal whose lover is in mortal danger.

Producer: Gemma Jenkins

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in March 2011.


THU 19:00 Parsley Sidings (b01nm56r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 Take It From Here (b01nm56t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 Eric Ambler - Journey Into Fear (b00yzbpt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 Falco (b007wpcl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 Roshi Fernando - Homesick (b01cwpxn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


THU 21:15 RF Delderfield - To Serve Them All My Days (b00xhz7c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


THU 22:00 Andrew Lawrence: How Did We End Up Like This? (b01njxp8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 Elvenquest (b010j3zz)
Series 1

Episode 1

Comedy set in lower Earth where fantasy writer Sam has been coerced into joining a band of intrepid heroes as they battle the dread forces of evil in search of the legendary sword of Asnagar!

Fantasy sitcom written by Anil Gupta and Richard Pinto.

Elf Lord, Vidar ...... Darren Boyd
Dean The Dwarf ...... Kevin Eldon
Amis, The Chosen One ...... Dave Lamb
Sam ...... Stephen Mangan
Lord Darkness ...... Alistair McGowan
Amazon Princess, Penthiselea ...... Sophie Winkleman

Producers: Anil Gupta & Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2009.


THU 23:00 The Million Pound Radio Show (b0090br0)
Series 2

Episode 4

Cricketing bickering - and a telephone moan. Andy Hamilton and Nick Revell's sharp-edged topical humour. From September 1986.


THU 23:30 The Penny Dreadfuls (b00gpbcq)
The Brothers Faversham

Augustus Faversham

The story of Victorian Britain's most celebrated magician - Augustus 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 February 2008.



FRIDAY 02 NOVEMBER 2012

FRI 00:00 Ghost Stories of E Nesbit (b01nm5jb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:15 Jonathan Aycliffe - The Matrix (b01nm5jd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:15 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 A Short History of Vampires (b00z55h6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 Eric Ambler - Journey Into Fear (b00yzbpt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 Falco (b007wpcl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 1834 (b011klyr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 Just a Minute (b007jq7g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 Emily Bronte - Wuthering Heights (b007jllz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 Roshi Fernando - Homesick (b01cwpxn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:15 RF Delderfield - To Serve Them All My Days (b00xhz7c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 Mind Your Own Business! (b009sczf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 Chambers (b007jyrj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 Eric Ambler - Journey Into Fear (b00yzj3n)
Episode 5

As the Nazis close in, Graham makes a grim discovery in a cabin aboard the Sestri Levante. Concluded by Richard Greenwood.


FRI 06:30 Virginia Gilbert - Meeting of Minds (b00qbswk)
Frustrated Martin is offered an amazing opportunity, but is he brave enough to take it? Stars Joss Ackland and Adrian Dunbar.


FRI 07:00 Up the Garden Path (b0080p54)
Series 2

Hot Water

With more love entanglements, Izzy is finding life back in England rather confusing.

Tumbling from one love entanglement to another, 30 something teacher Izzy Comyn has a predilection for inappropriate men.

Imelda Staunton stars as Izzy.

An 8-part radio sequel adapted from Sue Limb’s 1984 novel. The second of 3 series which ran from 1987 to 1993. Granada also adapted the series for ITV.

Izzy ...... Imelda Staunton
Dick ...... Mike Grady
Michael ...... Nicholas Le Prevost
Aunt Vinny ...... Rosemary Martin
Charles ...... David Robb
Gwyn ...... Dafydd Hywel

Producer: Jonathan James-Moore

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1988.


FRI 07:30 Meet David Sedaris (b01nkt53)
Series 3

Easy Tiger; Possession

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 perils of learning a foreign language by audio tape in "Easy Tiger" and when crossing the line in property desire in "Possession".

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


FRI 08:00 The Navy Lark (b01nmgrk)
Series 7

Making a Right Pig's Breakfast

Breaking off her engagement to Leslie, Heather looks elsewhere aboard HMS Troutbridge.

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 Commander Bell, Michael Bates as the Padre and Tenniel Evans as the LS Goldestein.

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 (b00bx006)
Series 3

Not the Burkiss Way

Learn how to offer family planning for rabbits, plus in World of Sport, it's racing from Doncaster and live furniture-eating.

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

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

Written by Andrew Marshall and David Renwick.

Producer: John Lloyd

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1978.


FRI 09:00 Bristow (b00cglkn)
Series 1

Follow That Star

The troublesome buying clerk tries smuggling a food inspector into chef Gordon Blue's staff canteen.

Michael Williams stars as Bristow, the Chester-Perry buying clerk. He is but a small cog in a gigantic wheel... and he knows it.

Adapted from by Frank Dickens from his famous newspaper cartoon strip. Syndicated internationally, it ran for 51 years from 1961.

Bristow …. Michael Williams
Jones …. Rodney Bewes
B.J. Bothwick …. Christopher Benjamin
Hewitt …. Owen Brenman
Miss Sunman …. Katy Odey
Station Master …. Jon Glover
Post Boy …. Simon Schatzberger
Mrs Dimple …. Sheila Reid

Music: John Whitehall

Poducer: Neil Cargill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1999.


FRI 09:30 Snap (b00tzw0w)
Series 2

Episode 5

Doug is dating Kaz's PE teacher but just when the relationship gets a bit more intimate he begins to feel uncomfortable.

Grannie Annie and Ernie are hunky dory so that just leaves Kaz on her own. If Kaz is cool with that why isn't anyone else happy?

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 Jonathan Tafler as Raymond.

Producer: David Ian Neville

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2004.


FRI 10:00 Emily Bronte - Wuthering Heights (b007jlm7)
Episode 5

Vengeful Heathcliff has wickedly schemed to force Catherine to marry his ailing son Linton. Stars John Duttine and Sharon Duce.


FRI 11:00 Roshi Fernando - Homesick (b01cwv65)
Test

A day out with his son gives Rohan new understandings of love. Stories of Sri Lankan immigrants in Britain, read by Paul Bazely.


FRI 11:15 RF Delderfield - To Serve Them All My Days (b00xj4lg)
Episode 4

Davy wants to give Bamfylde's new headmaster his full support in 1927, but Alcock won't make it easy for him. Stars Oliver Milburn.


FRI 12:00 The Navy Lark (b01nmgrk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 The Burkiss Way (b00bx006)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 Eric Ambler - Journey Into Fear (b00yzj3n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 Virginia Gilbert - Meeting of Minds (b00qbswk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 Winifred Holtby - South Riding (b007jnl0)
Episode 10

When tragedy strikes pupil Lydia, headmistress Sarah Burton takes action. Stars Sarah Lancashire and Philip Glenister.


FRI 14:15 Shakespeare's Restless World (b01h7cdr)
Shakespeare Goes Global

Neil MacGregor, former Director of the British Museum, brings to an end his object-based history. During the past four weeks he has taken artefacts from William Shakespeare's time and explored 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 asked what the plays would have meant to the public when they were first performed. Carefully selected objects shed light on the great issues of the day that preoccupied the public and helped shape the works, and revealed much about the concerns and beliefs of Shakespearean England.

In this, the final programme of the series, Neil considers how William Shakespeare made the transition from successful playwright to possibly the greatest dramatist the world has known

Programme 20 SHAKESPEARE GOES GLOBAL - The publication of the First Folio of Shakespeare's collected plays in 1623 began the process of turning an early modern playwright into a global phenomenon. An annotated copy of the Collected Works of Shakespeare reveals the extent to which Shakespeare has inspired and influenced audiences across the globe and through the ages.

This programme was originally broadcast in 2012.

Producer: Paul Kobrak.


FRI 14:30 Paul Theroux - Dark Star Safari (b007w3f2)
Episode 5

Travel writer Paul Theroux's epic journey comes to an end in South Africa, his final destination. Concluded by William Roberts.


FRI 14:45 Jan Struther - Mrs Miniver (b00nnp65)
Back From Abroad; Three Stockings

The engaging stories of an English housewife, created in The Times of 1937 and immortalised on film. Read by Penelope Wilton.


FRI 15:00 Emily Bronte - Wuthering Heights (b007jlm7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b01nmjln)
The story of Tutankhamun, whose tomb was unearthed 90 years ago this week, followed by the final chapter of this week's story, Roddy Doyle's A Greyhound of a Girl.


FRI 17:00 Old Dog and Partridge (b007jvg6)
Episode 5

When Jack's old chum Ralph comes to visit with his trophy wife Kirstie, Jack feels the need to invent a fiancee.

Joe Turner’s six-part sitcom stars Michael Williams as Jack, Lisa Coleman as Nicola, Cherry Morris as Mrs Drummond, Simon Greenall as Andy, John Duttine as Ralph and Debra Stephenson as Kirstie.

Producer: Liz Anstee

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1999.


FRI 17:30 Up the Garden Path (b0080p54)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 18:00 Ghost Stories of E Nesbit (b01nmjlq)
The Ebony Frame

A man inherits a property where he discovers a portrait of a woman that will change his life forever. Read by Anton Lesser.


FRI 18:15 Jonathan Aycliffe - The Matrix (b01nmjxb)
Voices

"I reached the door and ran outside, but the voices would not leave me..."

Andrew witnesses a mysterious ceremony in a former church and meets with his friend's widow.

Jonathan Aycliffe's chilling novel abridged in ten parts by Rosemary Goring.

Read by Robert Paterson

Producer: David Jackson Young

First broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland in 1997.


FRI 18:30 Weird Tales (b00vknmp)
Series 2

Connected

WEIRD TALES: Connected
By Melissa Murray

Hoarder of horror Lovecraft returns for a new series to share more of his chilling tales.

When her brother-in-law is killed in a car crash, Steph is overcome with sadness. One day, feeling maudlin, she rings his mobile number. She just wants to hear his voice really. The next day he rings her back...

Steph ..... Fiona Glascott
Ray ..... Joseph Kloska
Jamie ..... Piers Wehner
Lovecraft ..... Stephen Hogan
Mother ..... Kate Layden
Jan / Flight Attendant ..... Melissa Advani
Passenger ..... Ewan Hooper
Shop Assistant ..... Rhys Jennings
Passerby ..... John Biggins
Passerby 2 / Estate Agent ..... Tessa Nicholson

Directed by Mary Peate

Introduced by the mysterious H.P. Lovecraft, Weird Tales is a series of three chilling and intimate plays for the late night slot on Radio 4.

Drawing the audience into a claustrophobic and disturbing world, the plays set out to explore the characters' deepest fears and torments. The series will concentrate on the psychological element of the horror genre stirring the imagination of the listener.

One hundred years ago, H.P. Lovecraft created The Necronomicon, a grimoire of lost souls, magical rites and forbidden lore. Locked away, he is after new stories, new blood, to add to his collection. From ghosts to demons, the plays draw the audience into a claustrophobic and disturbing world, exploring the audience's deepest fears and neuroses.


FRI 19:00 The Navy Lark (b01nmgrk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 The Burkiss Way (b00bx006)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 Eric Ambler - Journey Into Fear (b00yzj3n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 Virginia Gilbert - Meeting of Minds (b00qbswk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Roshi Fernando - Homesick (b01cwv65)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 21:15 RF Delderfield - To Serve Them All My Days (b00xj4lg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


FRI 22:00 Meet David Sedaris (b01nkt53)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 Meanwhile with the Bearded Ladies (b007yvrq)
Episode 2

Lucy wants Kevin's help with a rat. Four women friends cope with life, work and men. With Ronnie Corbett. From September 2007.


FRI 23:00 The Party Party (b007jx5p)
Episode 6

Microcosm is host to revenge, greed and attempted murder. Starring Hugh Laurie, Robert Glenister and Clive Mantle. From June 1987.


FRI 23:30 Genius (b00brvcm)
Series 1

Neil Innes

From bunk chairs to helium-filled bubble wrap.

Dave Gorman asks musical comedian Neil Innes 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 (b011klyr)

1834 02:00 FRI (b011klyr)

A Short History of Vampires 18:30 MON (b00yhwyc)

A Short History of Vampires 00:30 TUE (b00yhwyc)

A Short History of Vampires 18:30 TUE (b00yqqs8)

A Short History of Vampires 00:30 WED (b00yqqs8)

A Short History of Vampires 18:30 WED (b00yy6vt)

A Short History of Vampires 00:30 THU (b00yy6vt)

A Short History of Vampires 18:30 THU (b00z55h6)

A Short History of Vampires 00:30 FRI (b00z55h6)

Acropolis Now 23:00 TUE (b007jwps)

Andrew Lawrence: How Did We End Up Like This? 07:30 THU (b01njxp8)

Andrew Lawrence: How Did We End Up Like This? 22:00 THU (b01njxp8)

Anton Chekhov 04:00 SAT (b00qbb8r)

Archive on 4 01:00 SUN (b01nk1d0)

Arthur Askey - Before Your Very Eyes 17:30 SUN (b01nlbwc)

Arthur Smith's Last Hangover 23:00 SAT (b010j3zq)

At Home With the Hardys 09:00 WED (b00lgn62)

At Home With the Hardys 02:00 THU (b00lgn62)

Attention All Shipping: A Journey Around the Shipping Forecast 07:15 SUN (b0176pbp)

Attention All Shipping: A Journey Around the Shipping Forecast 13:15 SUN (b0176pbp)

Babblewick Hall 07:00 TUE (b01nlzcw)

Babblewick Hall 17:30 TUE (b01nlzcw)

Babblewick Hall 05:30 WED (b01nlzcw)

Ben Moor - Undone 00:30 SAT (b00pkvk9)

Beyond Our Ken 08:00 MON (b00d7qdn)

Beyond Our Ken 12:00 MON (b00d7qdn)

Beyond Our Ken 19:00 MON (b00d7qdn)

Bristow 02:00 SAT (b00cbcpg)

Bristow 09:00 FRI (b00cglkn)

Cadfael 13:30 SUN (b007k42n)

Cadfael 03:30 MON (b007k42n)

Chambers 07:00 THU (b007jyrj)

Chambers 17:30 THU (b007jyrj)

Chambers 05:30 FRI (b007jyrj)

Christopher Brookmyre's Comedy Bookcase 11:00 SUN (b01nbwyn)

Christopher Brookmyre's Comedy Bookcase 19:00 SUN (b01nbwyn)

Christopher Brookmyre's Comedy Bookcase 02:00 MON (b01nbwyn)

Colin Dexter Short Stories 22:30 SAT (b007k4xz)

Colin Dexter Short Stories 22:45 SAT (b007lnpx)

Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! 07:30 SUN (b00pg5r6)

Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! 22:00 SUN (b00pg5r6)

Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! 09:00 MON (b00plzyg)

Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! 22:30 MON (b00plzyg)

Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! 02:00 TUE (b00plzyg)

Creme de la Crime 23:45 MON (b007jr3j)

Creme de la Crime 09:45 TUE (b007jr3j)

Creme de la Crime 02:45 WED (b007jr3j)

DI Gwen Danbury - An Odd Body 13:15 SAT (b007jpj1)

DI Gwen Danbury - An Odd Body 03:15 SUN (b007jpj1)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:00 SUN (b01nlbcm)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:00 SUN (b01nlbcm)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 01:00 MON (b01nlbcm)

Dick Barton Special Agent - The Paris Adventure 01:45 SAT (b01nj2x7)

Doctor Who 18:00 SUN (b01169bp)

Doctor Who 00:00 MON (b01169bp)

Doctor in the House 08:00 SUN (b007jsw0)

Doctor in the House 15:00 SUN (b007jsw0)

Doctor in the House 20:00 SUN (b007jsw0)

Doctor in the House 03:00 MON (b007jsw0)

Don Taylor - Underworld 06:00 SAT (b008wd17)

Don Taylor - Underworld 16:00 SAT (b008wd17)

Don Taylor - Underworld 04:00 SUN (b008wd17)

Elvenquest 22:30 THU (b010j3zz)

Emily Bronte - Wuthering Heights 10:00 MON (b007jlky)

Emily Bronte - Wuthering Heights 15:00 MON (b007jlky)

Emily Bronte - Wuthering Heights 03:00 TUE (b007jlky)

Emily Bronte - Wuthering Heights 10:00 TUE (b007jllc)

Emily Bronte - Wuthering Heights 15:00 TUE (b007jllc)

Emily Bronte - Wuthering Heights 03:00 WED (b007jllc)

Emily Bronte - Wuthering Heights 10:00 WED (b007jllp)

Emily Bronte - Wuthering Heights 15:00 WED (b007jllp)

Emily Bronte - Wuthering Heights 03:00 THU (b007jllp)

Emily Bronte - Wuthering Heights 10:00 THU (b007jllz)

Emily Bronte - Wuthering Heights 15:00 THU (b007jllz)

Emily Bronte - Wuthering Heights 03:00 FRI (b007jllz)

Emily Bronte - Wuthering Heights 10:00 FRI (b007jlm7)

Emily Bronte - Wuthering Heights 15:00 FRI (b007jlm7)

Eric Ambler - Journey Into Fear 06:00 MON (b00yy8yx)

Eric Ambler - Journey Into Fear 13:00 MON (b00yy8yx)

Eric Ambler - Journey Into Fear 20:00 MON (b00yy8yx)

Eric Ambler - Journey Into Fear 01:00 TUE (b00yy8yx)

Eric Ambler - Journey Into Fear 06:00 TUE (b00yyfl3)

Eric Ambler - Journey Into Fear 13:00 TUE (b00yyfl3)

Eric Ambler - Journey Into Fear 20:00 TUE (b00yyfl3)

Eric Ambler - Journey Into Fear 01:00 WED (b00yyfl3)

Eric Ambler - Journey Into Fear 06:00 WED (b00yz7b2)

Eric Ambler - Journey Into Fear 13:00 WED (b00yz7b2)

Eric Ambler - Journey Into Fear 20:00 WED (b00yz7b2)

Eric Ambler - Journey Into Fear 01:00 THU (b00yz7b2)

Eric Ambler - Journey Into Fear 06:00 THU (b00yzbpt)

Eric Ambler - Journey Into Fear 13:00 THU (b00yzbpt)

Eric Ambler - Journey Into Fear 20:00 THU (b00yzbpt)

Eric Ambler - Journey Into Fear 01:00 FRI (b00yzbpt)

Eric Ambler - Journey Into Fear 06:00 FRI (b00yzj3n)

Eric Ambler - Journey Into Fear 13:00 FRI (b00yzj3n)

Eric Ambler - Journey Into Fear 20:00 FRI (b00yzj3n)

Falco 06:30 MON (b007wpf1)

Falco 13:30 MON (b007wpf1)

Falco 20:30 MON (b007wpf1)

Falco 01:30 TUE (b007wpf1)

Falco 06:30 TUE (b007wpz2)

Falco 13:30 TUE (b007wpz2)

Falco 20:30 TUE (b007wpz2)

Falco 01:30 WED (b007wpz2)

Falco 06:30 WED (b007wpsz)

Falco 13:30 WED (b007wpsz)

Falco 20:30 WED (b007wpsz)

Falco 01:30 THU (b007wpsz)

Falco 06:30 THU (b007wpcl)

Falco 13:30 THU (b007wpcl)

Falco 20:30 THU (b007wpcl)

Falco 01:30 FRI (b007wpcl)

Fowles in Dorset 07:30 SAT (b00x7frz)

Genius 23:30 FRI (b00brvcm)

Ghost Stories of E Nesbit 18:00 MON (b01nlwzw)

Ghost Stories of E Nesbit 00:00 TUE (b01nlwzw)

Ghost Stories of E Nesbit 18:00 TUE (b01nm0dy)

Ghost Stories of E Nesbit 00:00 WED (b01nm0dy)

Ghost Stories of E Nesbit 18:00 WED (b01nm20l)

Ghost Stories of E Nesbit 00:00 THU (b01nm20l)

Ghost Stories of E Nesbit 18:00 THU (b01nm5jb)

Ghost Stories of E Nesbit 00:00 FRI (b01nm5jb)

Ghost Stories of E Nesbit 18:00 FRI (b01nmjlq)

Gloomsbury 07:30 WED (b01n1vlc)

Gloomsbury 22:00 WED (b01n1vlc)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:00 WED (b007jp6s)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:00 WED (b007jp6s)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:00 WED (b007jp6s)

Horrible Histories 09:00 SUN (b01nl9r5)

Horrible Histories 16:30 SUN (b01nl9r5)

Horrible Histories 05:00 MON (b01nl9r5)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 08:30 WED (b00sm5vs)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 12:30 WED (b00sm5vs)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 19:30 WED (b00sm5vs)

Inspector Barlach - The Judge and his Hangman 01:30 SAT (b01nj2x5)

Jan Struther - Mrs Miniver 14:45 MON (b00nm5ww)

Jan Struther - Mrs Miniver 14:45 TUE (b00nm9sb)

Jan Struther - Mrs Miniver 14:45 WED (b00nmzm7)

Jan Struther - Mrs Miniver 14:45 THU (b00nnmhy)

Jan Struther - Mrs Miniver 14:45 FRI (b00nnp65)

Jenny Stephens - Project Archangel 18:30 SUN (b00wmp8p)

Jenny Stephens - Project Archangel 00:30 MON (b00wmp8p)

Jonathan Aycliffe - The Matrix 18:15 MON (b01nlwzy)

Jonathan Aycliffe - The Matrix 00:15 TUE (b01nlwzy)

Jonathan Aycliffe - The Matrix 18:15 TUE (b01nm0f0)

Jonathan Aycliffe - The Matrix 00:15 WED (b01nm0f0)

Jonathan Aycliffe - The Matrix 18:15 WED (b01nm20n)

Jonathan Aycliffe - The Matrix 00:15 THU (b01nm20n)

Jonathan Aycliffe - The Matrix 18:15 THU (b01nm5jd)

Jonathan Aycliffe - The Matrix 00:15 FRI (b01nm5jd)

Jonathan Aycliffe - The Matrix 18:15 FRI (b01nmjxb)

Just a Minute 09:30 THU (b007jq7g)

Just a Minute 02:30 FRI (b007jq7g)

Life, Death and Sex with Mike and Sue 09:30 MON (b01nlp10)

Life, Death and Sex with Mike and Sue 02:30 TUE (b01nlp10)

Lionel Nimrod's Inexplicable World 23:30 TUE (b007qctj)

Listen to Les 14:00 SAT (b01nh8zx)

Listen to Les 08:30 TUE (b01nlzcy)

Listen to Les 12:30 TUE (b01nlzcy)

Listen to Les 19:30 TUE (b01nlzcy)

Loose Ends 11:15 MON (b01nk14r)

Loose Ends 21:15 MON (b01nk14r)

Loose Ends 04:15 TUE (b01nk14r)

Mark Tavener - In the Red 22:30 SUN (b007k0hz)

Meanwhile with the Bearded Ladies 22:30 FRI (b007yvrq)

Meet David Sedaris 17:30 SAT (b01ng26n)

Meet David Sedaris 05:30 SUN (b01ng26n)

Meet David Sedaris 07:30 FRI (b01nkt53)

Meet David Sedaris 22:00 FRI (b01nkt53)

Mel's Mix: The Best of The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 SUN (b01nlbw9)

Mike Walker - Alpha 18:00 SAT (b0080p6l)

Mike Walker - Alpha 00:00 SUN (b0080p6l)

Mind Your Own Business! 17:00 THU (b009sczf)

Mind Your Own Business! 05:00 FRI (b009sczf)

Nancy Harris - The House on the Hill 22:00 SAT (b01nl7z5)

Nebulous 23:30 WED (b00xhy3p)

Newsjack 23:00 SUN (b01nj1st)

Old Dog and Partridge 05:00 SAT (b007w3j9)

Old Dog and Partridge 17:00 FRI (b007jvg6)

Parsley Sidings 08:00 THU (b01nm56r)

Parsley Sidings 12:00 THU (b01nm56r)

Parsley Sidings 19:00 THU (b01nm56r)

Paul Theroux - Dark Star Safari 14:30 MON (b007jyp5)

Paul Theroux - Dark Star Safari 14:30 TUE (b007w429)

Paul Theroux - Dark Star Safari 14:30 WED (b007w4h4)

Paul Theroux - Dark Star Safari 14:30 THU (b007w2pr)

Paul Theroux - Dark Star Safari 14:30 FRI (b007w3f2)

Philip K Dick - Of Withered Apples 00:00 SAT (b007jplz)

RF Delderfield - To Serve Them All My Days 11:15 TUE (b00xh3kt)

RF Delderfield - To Serve Them All My Days 21:15 TUE (b00xh3kt)

RF Delderfield - To Serve Them All My Days 04:15 WED (b00xh3kt)

RF Delderfield - To Serve Them All My Days 11:15 WED (b00xhck3)

RF Delderfield - To Serve Them All My Days 21:15 WED (b00xhck3)

RF Delderfield - To Serve Them All My Days 04:15 THU (b00xhck3)

RF Delderfield - To Serve Them All My Days 11:15 THU (b00xhz7c)

RF Delderfield - To Serve Them All My Days 21:15 THU (b00xhz7c)

RF Delderfield - To Serve Them All My Days 04:15 FRI (b00xhz7c)

RF Delderfield - To Serve Them All My Days 11:15 FRI (b00xj4lg)

RF Delderfield - To Serve Them All My Days 21:15 FRI (b00xj4lg)

Ring Around the Bath 17:00 WED (b00nm9sj)

Ring Around the Bath 05:00 THU (b00nm9sj)

Roger Hume - The Campden Wonder 03:00 SAT (b00mrhdm)

Roshi Fernando - Homesick 11:00 MON (b01cvdpz)

Roshi Fernando - Homesick 21:00 MON (b01cvdpz)

Roshi Fernando - Homesick 04:00 TUE (b01cvdpz)

Roshi Fernando - Homesick 11:00 TUE (b01cvkch)

Roshi Fernando - Homesick 21:00 TUE (b01cvkch)

Roshi Fernando - Homesick 04:00 WED (b01cvkch)

Roshi Fernando - Homesick 11:00 WED (b01cvpc2)

Roshi Fernando - Homesick 21:00 WED (b01cvpc2)

Roshi Fernando - Homesick 04:00 THU (b01cvpc2)

Roshi Fernando - Homesick 11:00 THU (b01cwpxn)

Roshi Fernando - Homesick 21:00 THU (b01cwpxn)

Roshi Fernando - Homesick 04:00 FRI (b01cwpxn)

Roshi Fernando - Homesick 11:00 FRI (b01cwv65)

Roshi Fernando - Homesick 21:00 FRI (b01cwv65)

Rudy's Rare Records 07:30 TUE (b01ng835)

Rudy's Rare Records 22:00 TUE (b01ng835)

Safety Catch 07:00 MON (b00fgq18)

Safety Catch 17:30 MON (b00fgq18)

Safety Catch 05:30 TUE (b00fgq18)

Second Thoughts 17:00 TUE (b007jvh3)

Second Thoughts 05:00 WED (b007jvh3)

Shakespeare's Restless World 14:15 MON (b01h6461)

Shakespeare's Restless World 14:15 TUE (b01h666y)

Shakespeare's Restless World 14:15 WED (b01h73pq)

Shakespeare's Restless World 14:15 THU (b01h75y2)

Shakespeare's Restless World 14:15 FRI (b01h7cdr)

Sherlock Holmes 01:00 SAT (b00kkdkp)

Snap 02:30 SAT (b00tvql2)

Snap 09:30 FRI (b00tzw0w)

Some of Our Archives Were Missing 09:00 SAT (b0089b35)

Some of Our Archives Were Missing 19:00 SAT (b0089b35)

Steptoe and Son 14:30 SAT (b007jlqh)

Steptoe and Son 08:30 MON (b007jlt3)

Steptoe and Son 12:30 MON (b007jlt3)

Steptoe and Son 19:30 MON (b007jlt3)

Stockport, So Good They Named It Once 22:30 WED (b01nm20q)

Such Rotten Luck 22:30 TUE (b01nm0f2)

Take It From Here 08:30 THU (b01nm56t)

Take It From Here 12:30 THU (b01nm56t)

Take It From Here 19:30 THU (b01nm56t)

That Reminds Me 11:30 SUN (b01nlbcp)

That Reminds Me 19:30 SUN (b01nlbcp)

That Reminds Me 02:30 MON (b01nlbcp)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 MON (b01nlwzt)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 TUE (b01nlzvq)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 WED (b01nm20j)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 THU (b01nm56w)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 FRI (b01nmjln)

The Alan Davies Show 07:00 WED (b0085k82)

The Alan Davies Show 17:30 WED (b0085k82)

The Alan Davies Show 05:30 THU (b0085k82)

The Boosh 23:30 SUN (b007jmf4)

The Burkiss Way 08:30 FRI (b00bx006)

The Burkiss Way 12:30 FRI (b00bx006)

The Burkiss Way 19:30 FRI (b00bx006)

The Clitheroe Kid 08:30 SUN (b007jtkf)

The Clitheroe Kid 15:30 SUN (b007jtkf)

The Clitheroe Kid 20:30 SUN (b007jtkf)

The Frankie Howerd Variety Show 08:00 SAT (b007jr40)

The Frankie Howerd Variety Show 15:00 SAT (b007jr40)

The Frankie Howerd Variety Show 01:00 SUN (b007jr40)

The Goon Show 08:00 TUE (b007jv9v)

The Goon Show 12:00 TUE (b007jv9v)

The Goon Show 19:00 TUE (b007jv9v)

The Hare Lane Diaries 23:00 WED (b00lngwk)

The Lee Mack Show 23:30 SAT (b00c4cd2)

The Million Pound Radio Show 23:00 THU (b0090br0)

The Museum of Curiosity 07:30 MON (b01ng413)

The Museum of Curiosity 22:00 MON (b01ng413)

The Navy Lark 08:00 FRI (b01nmgrk)

The Navy Lark 12:00 FRI (b01nmgrk)

The Navy Lark 19:00 FRI (b01nmgrk)

The News Quiz Extra 23:00 MON (b01nlx02)

The News Quiz Extra 09:00 TUE (b01nlx02)

The News Quiz Extra 02:00 WED (b01nlx02)

The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency 04:15 SAT (b00k8t2y)

The Party Party 23:00 FRI (b007jx5p)

The Penny Dreadfuls 23:30 THU (b00gpbcq)

The Pillow Book 12:00 SAT (b01nl7z3)

The Pillow Book 02:00 SUN (b01nl7z3)

To the Manor Born 17:00 MON (b007jm7w)

To the Manor Born 05:00 TUE (b007jm7w)

Up the Garden Path 05:30 SAT (b00803k9)

Up the Garden Path 07:00 FRI (b0080p54)

Up the Garden Path 17:30 FRI (b0080p54)

Virginia Gilbert - Meeting of Minds 06:30 FRI (b00qbswk)

Virginia Gilbert - Meeting of Minds 13:30 FRI (b00qbswk)

Virginia Gilbert - Meeting of Minds 20:30 FRI (b00qbswk)

Weird Tales 18:30 FRI (b00vknmp)

Who Goes There? 09:30 WED (b00lbnyx)

Who Goes There? 02:30 THU (b00lbnyx)

Winifred Holtby - South Riding Omnibus 06:00 SUN (b007jrn7)

Winifred Holtby - South Riding Omnibus 12:00 SUN (b007jrn7)

Winifred Holtby - South Riding 14:00 MON (b007jnj0)

Winifred Holtby - South Riding 14:00 TUE (b007jnjk)

Winifred Holtby - South Riding 14:00 WED (b007jnk2)

Winifred Holtby - South Riding 14:00 THU (b008747v)

Winifred Holtby - South Riding 14:00 FRI (b007jnl0)

Winifred Holtby - The Celebrity Who Failed 10:45 SUN (b01bn5wr)

Winifred Holtby - The Celebrity Who Failed 21:45 SUN (b01bn5wr)

Winifred Holtby - The Celebrity Who Failed 01:45 MON (b01bn5wr)