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SATURDAY 16 FEBRUARY 2013

SAT 00:00 Haunted (b01qlg49)
The Judge's House by Bram Stoker

Malcolm Malcolmson discovers the truth of 'absurd prejudices' which have accrued around an empty property.

A series of stories of the Supernatural.

Bram Stoker's tale dramatised by Patricia Mays.

Malcolmson ...... Nigel Havers
Mrs Witham ...... Jane Thompson

With David Timson and Alexander John.

Director: Derek Hoddinott

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in January 1982.


SAT 00:30 James Follett - Earthsearch (b00cfzsp)
Earthsearch I

10. Earthfall

Despite the difficulties put in their way by the two guardian 'Angels', the crew of the Challenger have found Paradise - an earth-like planet originally discovered by the second generation crew.

However, the 'Angels' are by no means beaten.

Conclusion of James Follett's 10-part adventure serial in time and space.

CAST:

Commander Telson .... Sean Arnold
Sharna .... Amanda Murray
Astra .... Kathryn Hurlbutt
Darv .... Haydn Wood
Angel One .... Sonia Fraser
Angel Two .... Gordon Reid

Director: Glyn Dearman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1981.


SAT 01:00 Wimsey (b007jvkv)
Clouds of Witness

In a Fog

On the trail of the Grimethorpes, Lord Peter Wimsey and Bunter get lost on the moor...

Starring Ian Carmichael as Lord Peter Wimsey, Peter Jones as Bunter, James Villiers as the Duke of Denver, Bill Wallis as Grimethorpe, Elizabeth Proud as Mrs Grimethorpe, David Sinclair as Jake and Alan Rowe as the Warden Rescuer.

British gentleman detective Lord Peter Wimsey features in a number of detective novels and short stories by English crime writer, Dorothy L Sayers. Clouds of Witness was first published in 1926.

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

Adapted for radio in eight episodes Peter Jones and Tania Lieven.

Producer: Simon Brett.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1974.


SAT 01:30 Katherine Thurston - The Masquerader (b00dps76)
Episode 5

After exchanging identities, MP John Chilcote and John Loder's masquerade is in danger of discovery. Read by Nicholas Boulton.


SAT 02:00 Tony's (b007jsz2)
Series 1

Putting on the Style

Misadventures of a corner-shop barber, with a battle against rival Boris the Russian. Stars Victor Spinetti. From October 1979.


SAT 02:30 Ayres on the Air (b00mg9fy)
Series 3

Shopping

Pam Ayres returns with a new series packed with poetry, anecdotes and sketches.

Pam is joined on stage by Geoffrey Whitehead and Felicity Montagu for poems and sketches on the subject of Shopping. Featuring sketches about braving the cosmetics department, and how some shop assistants think anyone over 40 should only wear beige.

Pam's shopping poems include 'Nowadays We Worship at Saint Tesco', the Contact Lens poem and 'I Can't Find Nice Knickers', one of her briefer poems.


SAT 03:00 CP Snow - Strangers and Brothers (b017h805)
The Light and the Dark

As the Second World War erupts, Lewis Eliot heads to Whitehall and his love life takes an unexpected turn.

CP Snow's epic novel sequence about the English Establishment and Power.

Dramatised by Jonathan Holloway
With Adam Godley as Lewis Eliot and narrated by David Haig

Hector Rose ...Rupert Vansittart
Roy Calvert .... Adam Levy
Houston Eggar ... Peter Marinker
Willy Romantovski ... Kenneth Collard
Gilbert Cooke ... Anthony Calf
Margaret Davidson ...Juliet Aubrey
Rosalind ... Anne-Marie Duff
Betty Vane ... Carla Simpson

Directed by Jeremy Howe and Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2003.


SAT 04:00 F Scott Fitzgerald - Three Hours Between Planes (b01hpx3k)
With three hours to kill, Donald looks up an old flame - and gets a big surprise. Short story read by Garrick Hagon.


SAT 04:15 Chris Thompson - Skeggy (b007jtlr)
Three couples have their own reasons for returning to the scene of their happiest holidays in the resort of Skegness.

Part of Radio 4 Extra's Great British Seaside Staycation.

Chris Thompson's seaside drama stars Sean Connolly as Dave, Susan Brooke as Marie, Laura Chambers as Lauren, Joyce Gibbs as Sheila, Norman Bird as Charlie, Veda Warwick as Mrs Adams, Alison Carney as Jane and Tom Knight as Martin.

Producer: Peter Wild

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1999.


SAT 05:00 Little Blighty on the Down (b00sxbj7)
Series 2

Episode 2

Parish council leader Mrs Roberts sparks in-fighting and economic upheaval. Political satire with Jo Kendall. From July 1989.


SAT 05:30 Elephants to Catch Eels (b00vcx38)
Series 2

France

Captured by French revolutionaries, Tamsyn faces an excruciating torture involving a shuttlecock, some badminton rackets and two fat naked Germans.

It's 1793 and in the small Cornish village of Drumlin Bay, heroic smuggler Tamsyn Trelawny is still running rings around the customs men, assisted by her drunken father Jago.

Written by Tom Jamieson and Nev Fountain.

Starring Sheridan Smith as Tamsyn Trelawny, John Bowe as Jago Trelawny, Cameron Stewart as Major Thomas Falconer, Andrew McGibbon as Captain Marriot, Martin Hyder as Squire Bascombe, Mark Felgate as Dewey and Mark Perry as Hobbs.

Producer: Jan Ravens.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2004.


SAT 06:00 Anthony Hope - Rupert of Hentzau (b01qqsw3)
Queen Flavia writes a fateful letter to her true love Rudolf Rassendyll. Sequel to The Prisoner of Zenda.

King Rudolf/Rudolf Rassendyll …. Julian Glover
Queen Flavia …. Hannah Gordon
Herbert/Bauer …. Nigel Anthony
Hermann / Anton von Strofzing …. David Sinclair
James …. Timothy Alcock
Station-Master / Butler…. Wilfrid Carter
Countess Helga …. Hilda Schroder
Fritz von Tarlenheim …. David Timson
Anton von Strofzing …. David Sinclair
Madame Helsing/Mother Hof …. Diana Bishop
Rischenheim …. Kerry Francis
Rupert of Hentzau …. Martin Jarvis
Chancellor Helsing / Farmer …. Peter Williams
Constable/Thug …. Vernon Joyner
Colonel Sapt …. Nigel Stock
Fraulein Helsing …. Bonnie Hurren
Bernenstein …. Sean Barrett
Simon/Thug …. Fraser Kerr
Rosa …. Cherry Gilliam


SAT 07:30 Fabulous Flops (b012wz90)
Fabulous Flops

Episode 4

Paul Roseby recalls doomed musicals about bombing Nagasaki, a travelling executioner and Leonardo da Vinci. With Don Black.


SAT 08:00 Garrison Keillor's Radio Show (b00yndky)
Series 6

Episode 13

From Minnesota - the American funny man welcomes soprano Maria Jette, pianist Denis Evstuhin and singer Andra Suchy. From 2010.


SAT 09:00 The Great Pretenders (b007jtck)
The real Jan Ravens presents her archive choice of impressionist comedy, including Listen - Mike Yarwood, The Impressionists, The Game's Up, Dead Ringers and The Archive Hour.


SAT 11:55 Radio Drama at Ninety: Julius Caesar (b01qzjjz)
The first radio drama, a scene from Julius Caesar, was broadcast 90 years ago. Now performed by Harriet Walter and Jenny Jules from Phyllida Lloyd's all-female Donmar production.


SAT 12:00 The Pursuits of Darleen Fyles (b01qqtv2)
Series 4 Omnibus

Made for 4 Extra. Comic and heartfelt drama about a young couple with learning disabilities, based on true stories. Darleen wants a baby.


SAT 13:15 DI Gwen Danbury - An Odd Body (b00vdc15)
Series 3

Family Ties

When the detective takes her mother Joan on a murder mystery weekend, the charades take a realistic turn. Stars Margaret Tyzack.


SAT 14:00 After Henry (b007jq6v)
Series 3

A Box of Chocolates

"Any treaty drawn up with my mother would have to include strict boundary agreements. I'm afraid she has the same attitude to frontiers as Genghis Khan. And now I come to think of it, the similarities don't end there."

When Sarah meets an old flame 30 years on, her mother manages to interrupt them once again.

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

Sarah ...... Prunella Scales
Eleanor ...... Joan Sanderson
Russell ...... Benjamin Whitrow
Clare ...... Gerry Cowper
Peter ...... Tom Wilkinson
Doctor ...... Julie Berry

Four radio series were made, but instead of moving to BBC TV - Thames Television produced 'After Henry' for the ITV network.

Producer: Pete Atkin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1987.


SAT 14:30 Take It From Here (b015f9b1)
From 10/03/1955

Ron Glum faces jail - will Eth stand by her man? Stars Dick Bentley, Jimmy Edwards and June Whitfield. From March 1955.


SAT 15:00 Garrison Keillor's Radio Show (b00yndky)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SAT 16:00 Anthony Hope - Rupert of Hentzau (b01qqsw3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 Valentine's Day (b01qhdjz)
Following on from his very successful John Peel's shed, here is another beautiful story of every day life from the very talented John Osbourne.
A young man starts turning out his junk and comes across a box of memories he has saved, letters, birthday and Valentine's cards he has received over the years, tickets for gigs he's been to. And through these we come to understand the recent events in his life.
Some are from an ex girlfriend. His first love (played by Isy Suttie) - they were together when they were teenagers.
Others are from his mum (played by Suki Webster.) She worries about him. She means well and is trying to make him feel better but it makes him feel worse. John will tell this story in front of an audience in the Radio Theatre.
There are also postcards from his Gran (Ann Beach) mainly moaning about her various seaside trips.
This is recorded in the Radio Theatre in front of an audience.


SAT 18:00 Bradbury 13 (b0146gb0)
The Happiness Machine

An inventor's machine is guaranteed to make everyone happy, except his wife. Ray Bradbury's tale of strife stars Jesse Bennett.


SAT 18:30 The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving (b007wvk4)
2. Rivals

Ichabod Crane has set his heart on marrying wealthy heiress, Katrina Van Tassel.

But local buck, Brom Bones is determined that he'll walk her up the aisle...

Washington Irving's supernatural 17th-century classic about two love rivals and a headless horseman:

Continued by Martin Jarvis

Musical score and sound design by award-winning composer, David Pickvance.

Producer: Gemma Jenkins

Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in December 2005.


SAT 19:00 The Great Pretenders (b007jtck)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 The Mark Steel Revolution (b00ft5lb)
The Russian Revolution

Radical comic Mark Steele re-assesses the historical forces and key players in the Russian Revolution.

A series of lectures on the theme of revolution, Mark examines some of the major historical forces at work during revolutions as well as holding up a mirror to our own age.

With Martin Hyder and Carla Mendonca.

Producer: Phil Clarke

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1998.


SAT 22:30 Hardeep at The Stand (b015zsd8)
Series 1

Episode 1

1/6
We're back at The Stand comedy club for more jokes, stories and revelations from some of the world's best comedians. Hardeep Singh Kohli takes to The Stand's tiny stage to introduce a selection of the world's greatest comedians.

This week Hannibal Buress, one of the staff writers for 30 Rock and Saturday Night Live talks to us about his eating habits, airport security and his Scottish visitors. American A-Lister Margaret Cho talks about working with Bill Hicks, her Korean heritage and the pressure of being Woody Allen's favourite stand up comedian and we get some great gags from Scottish favourite and Radio Scotland regular Des Clarke.


SAT 22:45 Hardeep at The Stand (b0169ktm)
Series 1

Episode 2

2/6
Hardeep Singh Kohli takes to The Stand's tiny stage to introduce a selection of jokes, stories and revelations from some of the world's best comedians.

First up James Dowdeswell delivers quick fire jokes and observations. Francesca Martinez, star of Grange Hill and Ricky Gervais's Extras tells us some cracking gags and chats to Hardeep backstage. Finally, Lee Camp combines political rants with one liners, he describes himself as "Yet Another American Mistake", we don't think so, judge for yourselves.

The programme was recorded late at night in a comedy club, so inevitably it contains adult themes and the occasional naughty word.


SAT 23:00 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jl9y)
The Smithfield Murders

2. Blue Bummarees

Detective Superintendent Julie Enfield's father gets on well with his paid carer, but her investigation darkens amidst the 'Blue Bummarees' of the market. There's also a surprise flirtation...

Starring Imelda Staunton as Detective Superintendent Julie Enfield.

Atmospheric thriller written by Nick Fisher.

DSI Julie Enfield ..... Imelda Staunton
Dad ...... Geoffrey Matthews
DS Lawrence Evans ...... Ross Livingstone
Sally ...... Jane Whittenshaw
Paulo ..... Sean Barrett
Benjamin Travis ...... Geoffrey Whitehead
Joey Jones ...... Don McCorkindale
Sadie Stern ...... Linda Regan
Henry Sinclair ...... John Turner

Producer: Richard Wortley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1995.


SAT 23:30 Scandinavian Chiller (b012l0k9)
Camilla Lackberg - The Ice Princess

Episode 1

The murder of a beautiful woman reveals dark lies and secrets in an isolated Swedish coastal community. Read by Alex Tregear.



SUNDAY 17 FEBRUARY 2013

SUN 00:00 Bradbury 13 (b0146gb0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 00:30 The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving (b007wvk4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 Garrison Keillor's Radio Show (b00yndky)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Saturday]


SUN 01:55 Radio Drama at Ninety: Julius Caesar (b01qzjjz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:55 on Saturday]


SUN 02:00 The Pursuits of Darleen Fyles (b01qqtv2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 on Saturday]


SUN 03:15 DI Gwen Danbury - An Odd Body (b00vdc15)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:15 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 Anthony Hope - Rupert of Hentzau (b01qqsw3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 Valentine's Day (b01qhdjz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 Victor Hugo - Les Miserables Omnibus (b007jtvf)
Episode 4

Can Marius persuade his Grandfather to let him marry Cosette before Valjean takes her to England?

Victor Hugo's epic story of social injustice, dramatised in 25 episodes by Sebastian Baczkiewicz and Lin Coghlan.

Starring Roger Allam as Jean Valjean, Joss Ackland as Victor Hugo, Lucy Whybrow as Cosette, Jonathan Forbes as Marius, Leslie Phillips as Gillenormand, Patsy Palmer as Eponine, Peter Darney as Enjolras, Carl Prekopp as Combeferre, Annette Badland as Toussaint, Leagh Conwell as Gavroche and Sean Baker as Vendor.

Producer: Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2001.


SUN 07:15 Paper Gardens (b007k2kb)
Subverting the Lawn

Leslie Forbes meets the artists who hung a 'living tapestry' amongst a museum's 15th-century textiles.


SUN 07:30 Bleak Expectations (b00w7dnw)
Series 4

A Painful Life Further Re-Miserabled

Pip and Harry put to sea with Captain Beehab in a bid to thwart a sea-going Mister Benevolent and rescue Ripely.

But fate has other plans and they are shipwrecked. Pip soon finds himself on a desert island that holds many surprising secrets.

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

Sir Philip ..... Richard Johnson
Young Pip Bin ..... Tom Allen
Gently Benevolent ..... Anthony Head
Harry Biscuit ..... James Bachman
Grimpunch ..... Geoffrey Whitehead
Ripely ..... Sarah Hadland
Pippa ..... Susy Kane

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2010.


SUN 08:00 Doctor at Large (b009hq0t)
The Doctor's Dilemma

Seasick ship's doctor Simon Sparrow attempts emergency surgery using cutlery and brandy...

The misadventures of newly qualified doctor, Simon Sparrow - adapted for radio by Ray Cooney from Richard Gordon's 'Doctor at Large' published in 1955.

Starring Richard Briers as Simon Sparrow, Geoffrey Sumner as Sir Lancelot Spratt, Ray Cooney as Jock Hornby, Peter Jones as Easter and Norma Ronald as Wendy Swithenbank.

Producer: David Hatch

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1969.


SUN 08:30 The Men from the Ministry (b007jm59)
A Slight Case of Demolition

The bumbling civil servants tackle traffic trouble and town planning.

A weekly tribute to all those who work in government departments.

Starring Deryck Guyler as Number One and Richard Murdoch as Number Two.

With Norma Ronald, Ronald Baddiley and John Graham.

Written by Johnnie Mortimer, Brian Cooke and Edward Taylor.

'The Men from the Ministry' ran for 14 series between 1962 and 1977. Deryck Guyler replaced Wilfrid Hyde-White from 1966. Sadly many episodes didn't survive in the archive, however the BBC's Transcription Service re-recorded 14 shows in 1980 - never broadcast in the UK, until the arrival of BBC Radio 4 Extra.

Producer: Edward Taylor,

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in March 1967.


SUN 09:00 Rosemary Sutcliff - The Eagle of the Ninth (b00sh59l)
Episode 1

Can Marcus recover his father's reputation and the lost Eagle of his legion? Rosemary Sutcliff's adventure stars Tom Smith.


SUN 09:30 Alf Proysen - Mrs Pepperpot (b00p4jym)
Episode 1

The adventures of an incredible shrinking woman who's always in trouble. Based on Alf Proysen's popular children's books. Stars Alison Steadman.


SUN 10:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b01qqxdk)
Film Star Winners

Shirley MacLaine

4 Extra Debut. From Cole to Webber, Oscar-winning actress Shirley MacLaine shares her castaway choices with Roy Plomley. From November 1983.


SUN 10:45 Peter White - Blind Man's Beauty (b008qs4b)
Episode 1

Peter White explains how blind people experience the concept of beauty. Going for a walk can offer him an 'aural relief map'.


SUN 11:00 Michael Bentine - The Reluctant Jester (b01qqxn5)
The Reluctant Jester Strikes Back

There's Nowt Queerer Than Folk

Visiting Australia and New York and meeting some colourful friends along the way...

Founding member of The Goon Show and one of the foremost comic minds of his generation - Michael Bentine returns with behind-the-scenes tales of his offbeat and extraordinary life in show business, the RAF and civvy street; putting wrongs to right and right to wrongs.

With extracts from some of his most memorable comic performances and eccentric characters.

Recorded at the Secombe Theatre, Sutton, Surrey.

Michael Bentine CBE was born in 1922 and died in 1996.

Producer: Andy Aliffe

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in November 1994.


SUN 11:30 Double Trouble (b007jpcz)
Flanagan and Allen

Arguably the first great comedy stars of the wireless age, Bud Flanagan and Chesney Allen. first teamed up in the 1920s in Florrie Forde's Flo and Co revue before striking out on their own.

Stuart Maconie presents the series celebrating great British comedy duos.

With Roy Hudd and Fred Housego.

Producer: Angela Sherwin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2002.


SUN 12:00 Victor Hugo - Les Miserables Omnibus (b007jtvf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SUN 13:15 Paper Gardens (b007k2kb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today]


SUN 13:30 Hercule Poirot (b007rd7r)
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

When Belgian sleuth, Hercule Poirot retires to the country to grow vegetable marrows, he soon discovers that someone has planted the seeds of treachery... and of murder.

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

First published in 1926, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd was dramatised by Michael Bakewell.

Hercule Poirot .… John Moffatt
Dr Sheppard …. John Woodvine
Roger Ackroyd …. Laurence Payne
Raymond …. Peter Gilmore
Parker the Butler …. Deryck Guyler
Caroline …. Diana Olsson
Miss Russell …. Eva Stuart
Ralph Paton …. Paul Sirr
Flora …. Zelah Clarke
Mrs Ackroyd …. Joan Matheson
Kent …. Peter Craze
Blunt …. David Goodland
Inspector Raglan …. Richard Tate
Inspector Davis …. Simon Cuff
Ursula …. Karen Archer
Eammond …. Alan Dudley

Director: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1987.


SUN 15:00 Doctor at Large (b009hq0t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 15:30 The Men from the Ministry (b007jm59)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 16:00 Mel's Mix: The Best of The 4 O'Clock Show (b01qqy2w)
The pick of the week's 4 O'Clock Show, with Mel Giedroyc.


SUN 16:30 Rosemary Sutcliff - The Eagle of the Ninth (b00sh59l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SUN 17:00 Alf Proysen - Mrs Pepperpot (b00p4jym)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


SUN 17:30 How Tickled Am I? (b007jpy4)
Series 2

Ted Ray

Mark Radcliffe traces the career of the fiddler who became one of the most successful comedians of the 1950s and 60s – Ted Ray.

Series exploring the tradition of influential northern comedians.

Producer Libby Cross

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2000.


SUN 18:00 The Scarifyers (b01bl9tb)
The Magic Circle

Episode 2

Lionheart is missing. To track him down, Professor Dunning has joined forces with his old colleague Harry 'Thumper' Crow. But meanwhile, strange things are happening all over London: magicians are being murdered, and a dead music-hall star has come back to life.

Can Crow and Dunning find Lionheart? A terrible truth awaits, as they unearth the long-buried secrets of The Magic Circle.

This is the sixth story in supernatural comedy series 'The Scarifyers.' The series follows the exploits of 1930s ghost-story writer Professor Dunning (Terry Molloy) and Detective Inspector Lionheart (Nicholas Courtney), who together investigate weird mysteries under the auspices of top-secret government department MI-13.

In 2011, Nicholas Courtney passed away. 'The Magic Circle' introduces a new lead character, played by David Warner, and serves as a farewell to both Lionheart and to the actor who played him.

Cast

David Warner as Harry Crow
Terry Molloy as Professor Dunning
Stephen Thorne as Billy Banter
Ewan Bailey as Solomon Winters and Chief Inspector Fang
Lizzie Roper as Iris Binns
Cicely Giddings as Lily Wighton
Scott Brooksbank as Inspector Boot
David Bickerstaff as Horace Sprout and Compton Wetherby
David Benson as David Devant

PRODUCER
Name: Simon Barnard
Tel: 07771657529
Email: simon@cosmichobo.com
Indie Company Name: Cosmic Hobo Productions.


SUN 18:30 A Short History of Gothic (b00pbtv8)
Markheim

By RL Stevenson. A thief's eerie encounter with a stranger in a shop forces him to reassess his life. Read by Hugh Bonneville.


SUN 19:00 Michael Bentine - The Reluctant Jester (b01qqxn5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 19:30 Double Trouble (b007jpcz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:30 today]


SUN 20:00 Doctor at Large (b009hq0t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 20:30 The Men from the Ministry (b007jm59)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b01qqxdk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


SUN 21:45 Peter White - Blind Man's Beauty (b008qs4b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today]


SUN 22:00 Bleak Expectations (b00w7dnw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 22:30 The Sofa of Time (b00hxqnm)
And the Hackett March on...

Milford, Parker and Marmite venture to Moran's ruins to try and locate the "ancient finding device", while Raamen Bod summons general Geezer to finish them off once and for all.

Continuing the epic and timeless tale of two men and their quest to find "The Sofa of Time", the most magical and powerful item of furniture in the entire universe.

It is said that those who sit on the sofa can be transported to anywhere and anytime.

Fantasy sitcom written by Nick Frost and Matt King.

Milford ...... Matt King.
Parker ...... Nick Frost
Marmite ...... Mark Heap
Raamen Bod ...... Peter Serafinowcz

With Kevin Eldon, Julia Deakin, Janei Anderson, Daisy Jones and Simon Pegg.

Producer: Mario Stylianides

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2002.


SUN 23:00 Newsjack (b01qldms)
Series 8

Episode 1

Made for 4 Extra. The eighth series of the topical sketch show which anyone can write for. With Justin Edwards, Pippa Evans, Nadia Kamil and Lewis Macleod.


SUN 23:30 The Harpoon (b00cgsrm)
Series 3

Episode 1

Is your journey really necessary? Do you know your submarines? Are you bored with your biscuits? And above all - are you German?

The Empire's favourite is back with a special wartime edition of the nostalgic spoof of boys' adventure magazines

Performed by Alistair McGowan, Peter Baynham, Susie Brann, Mary Elliot-Nelson and Julian Dutton.

Producer: Sarah Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1994.


SUN 23:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b01r3nzd)
For two hours, six nights a week, the Comedy Club offers the best comedy around. Plus Arthur Smith catches up with Alex Horne.



MONDAY 18 FEBRUARY 2013

MON 00:00 The Scarifyers (b01bl9tb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 00:30 A Short History of Gothic (b00pbtv8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b01qqxdk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


MON 01:45 Peter White - Blind Man's Beauty (b008qs4b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]


MON 02:00 Michael Bentine - The Reluctant Jester (b01qqxn5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:30 Double Trouble (b007jpcz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:30 on Sunday]


MON 03:00 Doctor at Large (b009hq0t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Sunday]


MON 03:30 Hercule Poirot (b007rd7r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:30 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Rosemary Sutcliff - The Eagle of the Ninth (b00sh59l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 Alf Proysen - Mrs Pepperpot (b00p4jym)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 Wimsey (b007jvl0)
Clouds of Witness

The Barometer Falls

Lord Peter Wimsey probes the whereabouts of his brother on the night of the murder - and Mary takes the stand...

Starring Ian Carmichael as Lord Peter Wimsey, Peter Jones as Bunter, Gabriel Woolf as Inspector Parker, Maria Aitken as Lady Mary Wimsey, Brian Oulton as Sir Impey Biggs, Bill Wallis as Grimethorpe, Elizabeth Proud as Mrs Grimethorpe, David Sinclair as Jake, Nigel Lambert as Freddie Arbuthnot, Garard Green as Sir Wigmore Rinsing and John Forrest as Benson.

British gentleman detective Lord Peter Wimsey features in a number of detective novels and short stories by English crime writer, Dorothy L Sayers. Clouds of Witness was first published in 1926.

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

Adapted for radio in eight episodes Peter Jones and Tania Lieven.

Producer: Simon Brett.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1974.


MON 06:30 The Lost Stradivarius by J Meade Falkner (m000519j)
1. The Cupboard

As Oxford student John Maltravers plays ancient violin music, a hidden cupboard is revealed in his rooms.

Read by Joanna David.

Written in 1895 by J Meade Falkner, this brilliant novella is by turns enchanting and terrifying.

Set in the 1840s, it follows John Maltravers, a well-to-do student at Oxford whose innocent love of music is destined to lead him under a malevolent influence.

Abridged in four parts by Doreen Estal.

Author J Meade Falkner also wrote the smuggling classic 'Moonfleet'.

Producer: Lawrence Jackson

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in August 2008


MON 07:00 Safety Catch (b017gxpv)
Series 2

I Draw the Line

Simon is faced with even more of a moral dilemma than he's grown sadly accustomed to in his line of work and so finds himself finally drawing the line and resigning.

When faced with a particularly tricky moral issue at work Simon finally decides enough is enough and quits his job. It's not great timing though as he and Anna find themselves contemplating having a baby.

Series two of Laurence Howarth's black comedy of modern morality set in the world of arms dealing.

Simon McGrath...........Darren Boyd
Anna Grieg............Joanna Page
Boris Kemal...........Lewis Macleod
Judith McGrath..........Sarah Smart
Angela McGrath..........Brigit Forsyth
Madeleine Turnbull..........Rachel Atkins
Marcus...............Dan Mersh

Producer: Dawn Ellis.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2009.


MON 07:30 Just a Minute (b01qhqgh)
Series 65

Episode 1

Nicholas Parsons returns with the popular panel game. The comedian Jason Manford joins regulars Paul Merton, Graham Norton, Sue Perkins as they attempt to speak on a subject without Repetition, hesitation or deviation. Subjects include 'Funny Valentine', 'Karaoke' and 'Getting Your Five a Day'.
Produced by Tilusha Ghelani.


MON 08:00 Round the Horne (b00hzpgy)
Series 1

Episode 10

Master Spy Kenneth Horne probes why Wilfred Pickles is barking. Plus Bona home-styling from Julian and his friend Sandy.

With Kenneth Williams, Hugh Paddick, Betty Marsden and Bill Pertwee.

Recorded at the BBC's Paris Studio in Lower Regent Street, London.

Announcer: Douglas Smith

Round The Horne was born out of the demise of BBC radio comedy Beyond Our Ken, after the end of writer Eric Merriman's involvement. Using the same cast and producer, Barry Took and Marty Feldman were persuaded to write the scripts - which led to four series that ran between 1965 and 1968 - packed full of parodies, recurring characters, catchphrases and double-entendres.

Music by Edwin Braden and the Hornblowers and The Fraser Hayes Four.

Producer: John Simmonds

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in May 1965.


MON 08:30 The Al Read Show (b007jwx8)
From 15/11/1955

The joys of motoring – and modern cafeterias.

Monologues and sketches from Salford sausage maker turned monarch of the monologue.

With Louise Traill.

Music from the Silvertones and the Augmented BBC Northern Variety Orchestra.

Conductor: Alyn Ainsworth

Produced in the North of England by Ronnie Taylor.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in November 1955.


MON 09:00 Bleak Expectations (b00wdjvk)
Series 4

A Now Tricky Life Woefully Miseried Up

Pip and Harry have escaped the exploding desert island, but Harry has been transformed into a dinosaur.

Now they must catch Mister Benevolent and prevent him taking over the world, but the trail has lead them to France. Here they must face unimaginable horrors including a bacon free breakfast and a deadly confrontation in a cheese mine.

But there is a glimmer of hope in the form of The Scarlet Pimple.

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

Sir Philip ..... Richard Johnson
Young Pip Bin ..... Tom Allen
Gently Benevolent ..... Anthony Head
Harry Biscuit ..... James Bachman
Grimpunch ..... Geoffrey Whitehead
Ripely ..... Sarah Hadland
Pippa ..... Susy Kane
Reverend Godly Fecund ..... David Mitchell
Frenchman ..... Mark Evans

Producer Gareth Edwards.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2010.


MON 09:30 Legal, Decent, Honest and Truthful (b007jv6r)
Series 3

Episode 2

The snoring of leg model April inspires ad man Ken in his quest to win an account for a nasal spray.

Martin Jarvis stars in Guy Jenkin and Jon Canter’s satire set in the competitive world of advertising

Ken Handley ...... Martin Jarvis
Sandy ...... Christopher Godwin
Freddie ...... Lockwood West
Ambrose ...... Paul Jesson
April ...... Shelley Thompson
Hedley ...... Robert Longden
Deborah ...... Rosalind Ayres
The Artiste of Diminutive Stature ...... David Learner

With Miriam Margolyes, John Shrapnel, David Tate, Sally Grace, Enn Reitel and Anton Rogers.

Producer: Pete Atkin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1986.


MON 10:00 CP Snow - Strangers and Brothers (b017ptch)
The New Men

Lewis Eliot is involved in the power struggle between scientists and politicians during World War Two, when he oversees as a secret wartime project.

CP Snow's epic novel sequence about the English Establishment and Power

Lewis Eliot ... David Haig
Martin Eliot ... Tim McInnerny
Walter Luke ... Jeremy Swift
Irene ... Claire Skinner
David Rubin ... Rolf Saxon
Sawbridge ... Adrian Scarborough
Edgar ... Andrew Wincott
Captain Smith ... Sean Baker
Sir Hector ... John Carlisle

Dramatised by Jonathan Holloway

Directed by Jeremy Howe and Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2003.


MON 11:00 Afternoon Reading (b00hk1cq)
The First Person

The Child

Series of three quirky short stories by Ali Smith.

A woman shopper finds her trolley occupied by someone else's baby. When she tries to persuade others that the child is not hers, no one believes her and she is forced to take the peculiar child home. Read by Jackie Morrison.


MON 11:15 Loose Ends (b01qkwh4)
Clive Anderson, Ginger Baker, Sinead O'Connor, Oliver James, Jamie Kilstein, Nikki Bedi, Villagers

Nothing Compares to Irish singer songwriter Sinéad O'Connor, who shot to international fame in 1990 with Prince's smash hit 'Nothing Compares 2 U'. Sinéad talks to Clive about her career, which has occasionally encountered controversy as a result of her strong views on religion, feminism, child abuse and war. Sinéad performs 'V.I.P' from her album 'How About I Be Me (And You Be You)'.

Clive doesn't miss a beat with legendary 'Cream' and 'Blind Faith' drummer and hippy hellraiser Ginger Baker. A new film by Jay Bulger documents Ginger's life, from being influenced by London's jazz scene to the height of his drug-addled rock band fame. Ginger smashes his drums like he smashes through life, even smashing the filmmaker's nose on the last day of filming! 'Beware Of Mr Baker' is released in UK cinemas on Friday 17th May.

Nikki Bedi has Veg Talk with New York comedian Jamie Kilstein. Known for his intelligent, no-holds-barred take on religion, politics, corporate greed and veganism, Jamie's consistently been compared by critics, comedians and audiences to fearless comic icons Bill Hicks and George Carlin. He's on tour throughout February and is performing at London's Soho Theatre until Saturday 23rd.

Clive's on the couch with psychologist, author and broadcaster Oliver James, whose new book 'Office Politics: How to Thrive in a World of Lying, Backstabbing and Dirty Tricks' examines the modern working world, where game-playing, duplicity and sheer malevolence are rife. Oliver examines the not-so-nice practices which propel people to the top, revealing the murky side to office life.

Plus more music from Irish indie folk band Villagers, who perform 'Nothing Arrived' from their album 'Awayland'.


MON 12:00 Round the Horne (b00hzpgy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 The Al Read Show (b007jwx8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 Wimsey (b007jvl0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 The Lost Stradivarius by J Meade Falkner (m000519j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 Victor Hugo - Les Miserables (b007jmyd)
Episode 21

Once more Jean Valjean puts his life into Inspector Javert's hands...

Victor Hugo's epic story of social injustice, dramatised in 25 episodes by Sebastian Baczkiewicz and Lin Coghlan.

Starring Roger Allam as Jean Valjean, Joss Ackland as Victor Hugo, Lucy Whybrow as Cosette, Jonathan Forbes as Marius, David Schofield as Javert. Leslie Phillips as Gillenormand, Shuna Snow as Mme Gillenormand, Annette Badland as Toussaint and Ewan Bailey as Basque.

Producer: Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2001.


MON 14:15 Amanda Vickery - A History of Private Life (b00njctd)
Dunroamin

Historian Amanda Vickery presents a series which reveals the hidden history of home over 400 years. She draws on first-hand accounts from letters and diaries, many of which have never been heard before. Including songs which have been specially recorded for the series.

Homes were exposed to huge forces of change in the 19th and 20th century, responding to industrialisation, pollution and the imperial mission. Prof Vickery explores how they remained idealised havens in a heartless, dirty world.

The roots of the suburb lie very deep; but for snobs and bohemians, the adjective 'suburban' has always been the ultimate put-down. Prof Vickery listens to the experiences of those who moved there.

Readers: Deborah Findlay, John Sessions, Madeleine Brolly and Simon Tcherniak.

Singers: Gwyneth Herbert and Thomas Guthrie, with David Owen Norris at the keyboard.

A Loftus production for BBC Radio 4.


MON 14:30 Dava Sobel - Galileo's Daughter (b007jq7w)
Episode 1

The fascinating story of the relationship between the great Italian scientist and his devoted daughter. Read by Stella Gonet.


MON 14:45 Inside the Queen's Head (b00t3bns)
Gay Bar

Lemn Sissay visits pubs with the Queen's name to meet her subjects. A lesbian anarchist and a male voice choir are in Brighton.


MON 15:00 CP Snow - Strangers and Brothers (b017ptch)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b01m7xpm)
Mel Giedroyc with author Philippa Gregory who reads her own novel Changeling, and 500 Words judge Jacqueline Wilson talks about her two favourite books for younger readers.


MON 17:00 The Little World of Don Camillo (b00t5xd8)
Series 1

Episode 3

Has the provoked priest gone too far by fighting three men in the pub? Stars Alun Armstrong and Joss Ackland. From March 2001.


MON 17:30 Safety Catch (b017gxpv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 18:00 Haunted (b01qr0l9)
The Inexperienced Ghost by HG Wells

A man encounters a troubled spirit. But could this meeting lead to tragedy?

Series of stories of the Supernatural.

HG Wells's ghostly tale dramatised by Patricia Mays.

Clayton …. Donald Houston
Sanderson …. Christopher Guard
Michael Cochrane …. Wish
John Gillett …. Evans
The Barman …. Gary Cady

Director: Derek Hoddinott

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in February 1982.


MON 18:30 James Follett - Earthsearch (b007jnxp)
Earthsearch II

The Return

Four million years ago, the crew of the starship Challenger abandoned their search for Earth and made their home on Paradise, the third planet of a solar system on the fringe of the galaxy.

But now the crew's settled life is soon to be shattered...

James Follett's cult sci-fi drama is a gripping sequel to his original Earthsearch.

Commander Telson ...... Sean Arnold
Sharna ...... Amanda Murray
Darv ...... Haydn Wood
Astra ...... Kathryn Hurlbutt
Tidy ...... David Gooderson
George ...... Stephen Garlick

Director: Glyn Dearman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1982.


MON 19:00 Round the Horne (b00hzpgy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 The Al Read Show (b007jwx8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 Wimsey (b007jvl0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 The Lost Stradivarius by J Meade Falkner (m000519j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 Afternoon Reading (b00hk1cq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:15 Loose Ends (b01qkwh4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


MON 22:00 Just a Minute (b01qhqgh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 Hard to Tell (b015p5g6)
Series 1

Episode 1

Thanks to a bike accident that's landed him in A&E, Tom Sheffield is about to go for a pizza with Ellen, a woman with the most noble of foreheads and - it turns out - the most attentive of dads.

Hard To Tell is a four part relationship comedy by Jonny Sweet (Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Newcomer 2009). He conjures up characters depicting every relationship from father and daughter to the mirror in the bathroom and the feller hiding at a party; from the stalker and the stalked to dog owners and their dogs; and from lifelong friends to long term partners and their dearly departed.

The series revolves around Tom Sheffield (played by Jonny himself), his immediate family (Getting On's Vicki Pepperdine, The Thick Of It's Alex MacQueen and Not Going Out's Katy Wix), and Tom's longed-for-and-lusted-after new girlfriend, Ellen (played by Charlotte Ritchie), her best friend Hermione (Him & Her's Sarah Solemani) and Ellen's zealously protective father (Simon Greenall).

Tim Key and Tom Basden both make deliciously awkward cameo appearances.

Recorded on location, Hard To Tell's naturalistic, contemporary and conversational style brings new meaning to pub toilets, themed parties, early morning phone calls and Christmas Editions of Jonathan Creek.

Producer: Lucy Armitage
A Tiger Aspect production for BBC Radio 4.


MON 23:00 The Now Show (b01qkqr9)
Series 39

Episode 1

Papal resignation, food contamination and tortoise fornication. Grainne Maguire joins Steve Punt, Hugh Dennis, Mitch Benn, Jon Holmes and Laura Shavin for the first episode of Now Show series 39.

Written by the cast with additional material from Jane Lamacraft, Andy Wolton, Tom Neenan and Alice Gregg.

Produced by Colin Anderson.


MON 23:30 Creme de la Crime (b007yvm3)
Series 1

The Bells and St Clement

Michael Feydeau and David Pershore review the curious case of a fallen monk. Stars Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis. From October 2001.


MON 23:45 All the World's a Globe (b007jwwz)
8. From 20th Century Wars to Twiggy

The National Theatre of Brent's definitive history of Earth reaches the 20th century. With guest Ben Kingsley. From June 1990.



TUESDAY 19 FEBRUARY 2013

TUE 00:00 Haunted (b01qr0l9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 James Follett - Earthsearch (b007jnxp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 Wimsey (b007jvl0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 The Lost Stradivarius by J Meade Falkner (m000519j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 Bleak Expectations (b00wdjvk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 Legal, Decent, Honest and Truthful (b007jv6r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 CP Snow - Strangers and Brothers (b017ptch)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 Afternoon Reading (b00hk1cq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:15 Loose Ends (b01qkwh4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 The Little World of Don Camillo (b00t5xd8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 Safety Catch (b017gxpv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 Wimsey (b007jvl4)
Clouds of Witness

The Speech for the Defence

Lord Peter Wimsey gathers vital evidence in New York to try and clear his brother Gerald of murder, but there's a sting in the tail...

Starring Ian Carmichael as Lord Peter Wimsey, Peter Jones as Bunter, Gabriel Woolf as Inspector Parker, Maria Aitken as Lady Mary Wimsey, Brian Oulton as Sir Impey Biggs, Elizabeth Proud as Mrs Grimethorpe, Nigel Lambert as Freddie Arbuthnot, John Forrest as Benson, James Villiers as the Duke of Denver, Bridget McConnell as Simone, Jo Manning Wilson as Madame Brigette, John Bull as Sugg and Malcolm Hayes as Murbles.

British gentleman detective Lord Peter Wimsey features in a number of detective novels and short stories by English crime writer, Dorothy L Sayers. Clouds of Witness was first published in 1926.

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

Adapted for radio in eight episodes Peter Jones and Tania Lieven.

Producer: Simon Brett.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1974.


TUE 06:30 The Lost Stradivarius by J Meade Falkner (m000ql4n)
2. Adrian

Hiding his discovery, John Maltravers outwardly woos Constance, but starts falling under Adrian's sinister spell.

Read by Joanna David.

Set in the 1840s, J Meade Falkner's brilliant novella tells the story of a well-to-do Oxford student whose innocent love of music is destined to lead him under a malevolent influence.

Abridger: Doreen Estall

Producer: Lawrence Jackson

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


TUE 07:00 Getting Nowhere Fast (b00n490h)
Series 3

Episode 5

Reunions top the agenda at the CyberPass bistro, but are they such a good idea? Stars Mervyn Stutter. From June 2004.


TUE 07:30 Elvenquest (b017mwrv)
Series 4

Queen Eleanor

The noble Questers set off once again to find the Sword of Asnagar, the only thing that can rid Lower Earth from the tyranny of the evil Lord Darkness.
Their search brings them to the kingdom of Premenstrua, where they defeat a band of trolls that have been terrorising the land. As a reward for their heroism, they are offered the Sword of Asnagar by its grateful ruler, Queen Eleanor. But before it's placed in their hands, they must first get her a birthday present...
Meanwhile, Kreech tries to convince Lord Darkness that what he needs to help him maintain eternal dominion over Lower Earth is a personal assistant...
Cast:
Vidar - Darren Boyd
Queen Eleanor - Louise Delamere
Dean/Kreech - Kevin Eldon
Amis - Dave Lamb
Sam - Stephen Mangan
Lord Darkness - Alistair McGowan
Penthiselea - Ingrid Oliver
Writers: Anil Gupta and Richard Pinto
Producer: Sam Michell.


TUE 08:00 The Goon Show (b007jyp0)
Series 9

Dishonoured - Again

Neddie Seagoon gets a bank job, but is it wise to put him in charge of the gold vault? Stars Spike Milligan. From January 1959.


TUE 08:30 The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter (b007jz94)
Series 3

The Flat

Author Gerald and his wife Diana's holiday abroad is far from relaxing.

The convoluted chronicle of an optimistic author starring Ian Carmichael as Gerald C Potter and Charlotte Mitchell as his wife, Diana.

With Michael McClain, Fiona Mathieson and Garard Green.

Written by Basil Boothroyd.

Producer: Bobby Jaye

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1979.


TUE 09:00 The Now Show (b01qkqr9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:30 The Personality Test (b00kmnfn)
Series 1

John Sergeant

Former BBC and ITN chief political correspondent John Sergeant quizzes a panel about himself.

Sue Perkins, Alan Carr and Lucy Porter battle with queries based on John’s life, whims and interests

Series in which a fresh host every episode quizzes a comedy panel about themselves.

Script by Richard Turner

Devised & produced by Aled Evans.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2006.


TUE 10:00 CP Snow - Strangers and Brothers (b017pwt0)
Homecomings

As the Cold War intensifies, a spy appears to be at large within Britain's nuclear research programme.

CP Snow's epic novel sequence about the English Establishment and Power.

Lewis Eliot ... David Haig
Martin Eliot ... Tim McInnerny
Walter Luke ... Jeremy Swift
Magaret Davidson ... Juliet Aubrey
Sawbridge ... Adrian Scarborough
Captain Smith ... Sean Baker
Sir Thomas Beville ... Rober Laing
Austin Davidson ... David Collings
Sir Hector Rose ... John Carlisle
Captain Smith ... Sean Baker

Dramatised by Jonathan Holloway.

Directed by Jeremy Howe and Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2003.


TUE 11:00 Afternoon Reading (b00hk1j9)
The First Person

Writ

Series of three quirky short stories by Ali Smith.

A middle-aged woman returns home one day to find her 14-year-old self sitting in her lounge. But what do you say to the person you used to be, and how much do you tell them about the future? Read by Siobhan Redmond.


TUE 11:15 Stephen Sheridan - Murder By the Book (b00y95fv)
Two elderly librarians decide to emulate Miss Marple when a corpse is discovered in their crime section. Stars Mary Wimbush.


TUE 12:00 The Goon Show (b007jyp0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter (b007jz94)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 Wimsey (b007jvl4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 The Lost Stradivarius by J Meade Falkner (m000ql4n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 Victor Hugo - Les Miserables (b007jmyw)
Episode 22

Unaware that Marius has survived the Revolution, Cosette is convinced he has died at the barricades. Starring Joss Ackland.


TUE 14:15 Amanda Vickery - A History of Private Life (b00njctg)
Alternative Homes

Historian Amanda Vickery presents a series which reveals the hidden history of home over 400 years. She draws on first-hand accounts from letters and diaries, many of which have never been heard before. Including songs which have been specially recorded for the series.

Homes were exposed to huge forces of change in the 19th and 20th century, responding to industrialisation, pollution, and the imperial mission. Prof Vickery explores how they remained idealised havens in a heartless, dirty world.

'Home means a place to go to when you are in trouble. A place sadly altered by war. A place to glorify when away and rely on always...' So reported one woman to the Mass Observation survey. Prof Vickery explores the enduring pull of a home of one's own.

Readers: Deborah Findlay, John Sessions, Madeleine Brolly and Simon Tcherniak.

Singers: Gwyneth Herbert and Thomas Guthrie, with David Owen Norris at the keyboard.

A Loftus production for BBC Radio 4.


TUE 14:30 Dava Sobel - Galileo's Daughter (b007jq88)
Episode 2

Virginia discovers that her scientist father is ill, but as she's in the convent a visit is impossible. Read by Stella Gonet.


TUE 14:45 Inside the Queen's Head (b00t3vjs)
A Mug's Game

Lemn Sissay visits pubs with the Queen's name to meet her subjects. A variety of migrants, and violence breaks out in London.


TUE 15:00 CP Snow - Strangers and Brothers (b017pwt0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b01qrlm9)
Philippa Gregory continues her novel Changeling, and 500 Words Short Story judge Richard Hammond reveals his 'Inheritance Books' - favourite books he'd pass on to younger readers.


TUE 17:00 Second Thoughts (b007jx5j)
Series 2

Rebel Without a Pause

Faith and teenage son Joe fall out, but is Bill the cause or the cure?

Bill and Faith are two middle-aged divorcees, from very different backgrounds, trying to get it together. However, Bill’s ex and Faith’s two teenage children are doing their utmost to prevent it.

Based on the real-life relationship of writers Jan Etherington and Gavin Petrie.

CAST:

Bill …. James Bolam
Faith …. Lynda Bellingham
Liza …. Belinda Lang
Hilary …. Celia Imrie
Hannah …. Kelda Holmes
Joe …. Mark Denham
Jill …. Moir Leslie

Producer: Sioned Wiliam

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1989.


TUE 17:30 Getting Nowhere Fast (b00n490h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 18:00 Haunted (b01qrljn)
Esmeralda by John Keir Cross

Felix might finally be free of his wife, but who is the mysterious woman claiming to be his daughter?

A series of stories of the supernatural.

John Keir Cross's tale dramatised by Patricia Mays.

Mr Broome ...... George Baker
Esmeralda ...... Kim Braden

With
Pauline Letts
Katherine Parr
David Gooderson
Crawford Logan

Director: Derek Hoddinott

First broadcast on BBC World Service in February 1982.


TUE 18:30 James Follett - Earthsearch (b007wvjs)
Earthsearch II

Flood

Telson and Darv take the starship Challenger’s shuttle up to locate the android that killed Darv and Astra's son.

But they soon discover that they’re not alone...

James Follett's cult sci-fi drama is a gripping sequel to his original Earthsearch.

Commander Telson ...... Sean Arnold
Sharna ...... Amanda Murray
Darv ...... Haydn Wood
Astra ...... Kathryn Hurlbutt
Tidy ...... David Gooderson
George ...... Stephen Garlick
Angel One ...... Sonia Fraser
Angel Two ...... Gordon Reid

Director: Glyn Dearman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1982.


TUE 19:00 The Goon Show (b007jyp0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter (b007jz94)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 Wimsey (b007jvl4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 The Lost Stradivarius by J Meade Falkner (m000ql4n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 Afternoon Reading (b00hk1j9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 21:15 Stephen Sheridan - Murder By the Book (b00y95fv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


TUE 22:00 Elvenquest (b017mwrv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 Laura Solon - Talking and Not Talking (b00cbptt)
Series 2

Episode 6

Divorcee Carol tries to sell covers - for cushion covers.

Award-winning comedian Laura Solon's sketch and character comedy series

With Rosie Cavaliero, Ben Moor and Ben Willbond.

Written by Laura Solon.

Producer: Colin Anderson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2008.


TUE 23:00 I Think I've Got a Problem (b007wp39)
Series 1

Episode 1

Tom Caine awakes one morning to discover he can't stop singing at inappropriate moments. As a result, he loses his job and his girlfriend Sadie.

Who are the strange bunch of musicians following him around? Why can't anyone else see them? Will Tom reach the high notes?

Andrew McGibbon and Nick Romero's everyday story about a man who can't stop himself from breaking into song.

Suggs ..... Tom Caine
Bob Monkhouse ..... Dr Boone
Mika Simmons ..... Sadie
Phil Cornwell ..... Bouche
Michael Roberts ..... Clammy Clemence
Andrew McGibbon ..... Jake
Nick Romero ..... Monty DeVere
Emma Clarke ..... Miss Lie

Songs: Andrew McGibbon. Nick Romero and Suggs

Director: Chris Neill

Producers: Torquil MacLeod. Julian Mayers and Andrew McGibbon.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2001.


TUE 23:30 Lionel Nimrod's Inexplicable World (b007jtrr)
Series 2

The Unexplained

Every other mystery left answered in a final blockbusting edition.

Cult New Age comedy that answers the questions which leave other shows scratching their beards.

Starring Stewart Lee and Richard Herring.

With:
Rebecca Front
Armando Iannucci

And the voice of Tom Baker.

Producer: Sarah Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1993.



WEDNESDAY 20 FEBRUARY 2013

WED 00:00 Haunted (b01qrljn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 James Follett - Earthsearch (b007wvjs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 Wimsey (b007jvl4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 The Lost Stradivarius by J Meade Falkner (m000ql4n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 The Now Show (b01qkqr9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


WED 02:30 The Personality Test (b00kmnfn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 CP Snow - Strangers and Brothers (b017pwt0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 Afternoon Reading (b00hk1j9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:15 Stephen Sheridan - Murder By the Book (b00y95fv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 Second Thoughts (b007jx5j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 Getting Nowhere Fast (b00n490h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 Paul Temple (b00b7zrm)
Paul Temple and the Madison Mystery

A Penny for Your Thoughts

4 Extra Debut. A dead millionaire and a mysterious watch-chain sends the sleuth in pursuit of a brutal gang. 2008 revival with Crawford Logan.


WED 06:30 The Lost Stradivarius by J Meade Falkner (b00cywfd)
3. The Secret

Absent in Italy, John Maltravers sends a letter summoning Sophia to Naples, where she learns a terrible secret.

Read by Joanna David.

Set in the 1840s, J Meade Falkner's brilliant novella tells the story of a well-to-do Oxford student whose innocent love of music is destined to lead him under a malevolent influence.

Abridger: Doreen Estall

Producer: Lawrence Jackson

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


WED 07:00 Fat Chance (b019m4rs)
Celebrity Square

Graham becomes Tina Tattersall's escort for the night in a bid to make her errant husband jealous - and the rest of the slimming club have some surprising news.

Jenny McDade's high-fat bittersweet comedy for those believing there's a thin person inside them begging to get out.

Graham Pitscottie ..... Gareth Corke
Wendy Bottomley ..... Janine Duvitski
Clive Bottomley ..... Michael Troughton
Soo Pitscottie ..... Anne Reid
Tina Tattersall ..... Julia Deakin
Kelly Chambers ..... Tilly Gaunt
Lee Dubs ..... Harry Myers
Mrs Enright ..... Frances Jeater

Producer: Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1999.


WED 07:30 Cabin Pressure (b01qjc6k)
Series 4

Yverdon-Les-Bains

Sitcom by John Finnemore about the pilots of a tiny charter airline.

Love is in the air as Douglas and Herc fight it out over the fruit tray, and hope springs eternal as Martin has the interview of his life.

Cabin Pressure is a sitcom about the wing and a prayer world of a tiny, one plane, charter airline staffed by two pilots: one on his way down, and one who was never up to start with. Whether they're flying squaddies to Hamburg, metal sheets to Mozambique, or an oil exec's cat to Abu Dhabi, no job is too small, but many, many jobs are too difficult.

Written by John Finnemore
Produced and directed by David Tyler
A Pozzitive production for the BBC.


WED 08:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jxyr)
The Idol

Feeling tired of the Lad's big-headedness, Bill and Moira decide it's time to teach him a lesson.

Starring Tony Hancock.

With Moira Lister, Bill Kerr and Sidney James.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music written by Wally Stott. Recorded by the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinowitz.

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in November 1954


WED 08:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00bwshp)
Series 5

Episode 1

John Cleese's magic tricks - and a talking baboon called Dermot.

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

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

Written by Graeme Garden, David Idle, 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 and Bill Oddie.

Producer: Humphrey Barclay

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in April 1967.


WED 09:00 After Henry (b007jq99)
Series 3

Different Viewpoints

'If the television is a guest in the house, it's rude to exclude it from the conversation. If the television says something, then one would be impolite not to respond to it.'

Sarah is irritated by her mother Eleanor's opinions on TV - and every other subject...

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

Sarah ...... Prunella Scales
Eleanor ...... Joan Sanderson
Russell ...... Benjamin Whitrow
Clare ...... Gerry Cowper

Four radio series were made, but instead of moving to BBC TV - Thames Television produced 'After Henry' for the ITV network.

Producer: Pete Atkin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1987.


WED 09:30 Street and Lane (b00w5rgj)
Series 2

Going for Broke

The Yorkshire builders are warned over a dodgy landlord - and a birth is imminent...

Series 2 of Ian McMillan and Dave Sheasby's comedy stars Shaun Dooley as Johnny Street, Fine Time Fontayne as Arthur Lane, Muzz Khan as Pete and Bethan Walker as Lucy.

Producer: David Hunter
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2007.


WED 10:00 CP Snow - Strangers and Brothers (b017sl4r)
The Affair

Back in Cambridge, a scandal threatens the reputation of Lewis Eliot's old college and his best friend.

CP Snow's epic novel sequence about the English Establishment and Power.

Lewis Eliot ... David Haig
Martin Eliot ... Tim McInnerny
Nightingale ... Jeremy Child
Crawford ... Hugh Quarshie
Jago ... Sean Barrett
Winslow ... Clive Merrison
Nightingale ... Jeremy Child
Dawson Hill ... Peter Blythe
Skeffington ... David Acton
Francis Getliffe ... Geoffrey Whitehead
Brown ... Jonathan Coy
Donald Howard ... David Tennant

Dramatised by Jonathan Holloway

Directed by Jeremy Howe and Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2003.


WED 11:00 Afternoon Reading (b00hk1jc)
The First Person

The First Person

Series of three quirky short stories by Ali Smith.

A couple debate and fabricate possible scenarios for their life together. Read by Ali Smith.


WED 11:15 Martyn Wade - Miss Kilmansegg and Her Precious Leg (b00t9xxf)
Comic tale of greed and corruption in Victorian London, based on Thomas Hood's epic poem. With James Grout and Rachel Atkins.


WED 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jxyr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00bwshp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 Paul Temple (b00b7zrm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 The Lost Stradivarius by J Meade Falkner (b00cywfd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 Victor Hugo - Les Miserables (b007jmz9)
Episode 23

It's Marius and Cosette's wedding day. But is that trouble lurking outside the church? With Leslie Phillips and Henry Goodman.


WED 14:15 Churchill's Other Lives (b00y6p63)
Bricklaying

Winston Churchill was revered by millions as the saviour of Britain in the Second World War, but he wasn't just a great war leader - he wrote millions of words of journalism, he painted, he built brick walls, he owned racehorses, he gambled in Monte Carlo casinos and even wrote screenplays. Yet his personality was mercurial; bouts of hyper-activity were interspersed with black days of depression. While he had a loving marriage, he spent long periods apart from his wife and children, some of whom caused him deep anxiety and distress.

To mark the fiftieth anniversary of his death, celebrated historian Sir David Cannadine, author of In Churchill's Shadow, examines the life and career of Winston Churchill by looking at ten different themes that are less well known, but which are crucial to a fuller understanding of one of the most extraordinary individuals ever to occupy No. 10 Downing Street.

The first programme explores how Winston Churchill was a committed bricklayer, and he even joined the bricklayers' union. But this didn't mean he had anything in common with the working man. He was surrounded by a retinue of servants, he never even set foot in a shop and he famously got stuck on the Circle Line the only time he used the tube.

Featuring Roger Allam as the voice of Winston Churchill. Other parts are played by Ewan Bailey, Jasmine Hyde, James Sobol Kelly and Simon Tchernaik.

The theme tune is composed by David Owen Norris.

Producer: Melissa FitzGerald
A Blakeway production for BBC Radio 4.


WED 14:30 Dava Sobel - Galileo's Daughter (b007jq8p)
Episode 3

Blessed by the Pope, the scientist can continue work on his book, but convent life is hard for Virginia. Read by Stella Gonet.


WED 14:45 Inside the Queen's Head (b00t3vh9)
Beartown

Lemn Sissay visits pubs with the Queen's name to meet her subjects, including the drinkers of affluent Congleton in Cheshire.


WED 15:00 CP Snow - Strangers and Brothers (b017sl4r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b01m7tjj)
Philippa Gregory continues reading her novel Changeling, and 500 Words judge Charlie Higson reveals his 'Inheritance Books' - favourite books for younger readers.


WED 17:00 No Commitments (b01qrnbc)
Series 11

Foreign Affairs

Victoria frets over Roger, Charlotte misbehaves badly and Anna is stuck in the middle. Stars Rosemary Leach. From January 2005.


WED 17:30 Fat Chance (b019m4rs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 18:00 Haunted (b01qrnb9)
The Emissary by Ray Bradbury

Young Marion is unwell, but her pet dog keeps her in touch with the outside world - and beyond.

Series of stories of the Supernatural.

Ray Bradbury's tale dramatised by Patricia Mays

Mrs Christie ...... Jennie Linden
Marion ...... Bernadette Windsor
Marion's Father ...... Stephen Thorne

With Jean Trend, Miranda Forbes and Percy Edwards as Toby the dog

Director: Derek Hoddinott

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in March 1982.


WED 18:30 James Follett - Earthsearch (b007jnyt)
Earthsearch II

Surrender

Believing they've outwitted the Angels, the Challenger crew prepare to wait out the flood.

Their victory, however, is short-lived...

James Follett's cult sci-fi drama is a gripping sequel to his original Earthsearch.

Commander Telson ...... Sean Arnold
Sharna ...... Amanda Murray
Darv ...... Haydn Wood
Astra ...... Kathryn Hurlbutt
Angel One ...... Sonia Fraser
Angel Two ...... Gordon Reid
Elka ...... Jill Lidstone
Tidy ...... David Gooderson
George ...... Stephen Garlick

Director: Glyn Dearman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1982.


WED 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jxyr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00bwshp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 Paul Temple (b00b7zrm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 The Lost Stradivarius by J Meade Falkner (b00cywfd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 Afternoon Reading (b00hk1jc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 21:15 Martyn Wade - Miss Kilmansegg and Her Precious Leg (b00t9xxf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


WED 22:00 Cabin Pressure (b01qjc6k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 Pick Ups (b008xh46)
Series 1

Episode 6

Mike thinks his number may be well and truly up when he is forced to drive Pat to the cemetery in a final bid for freedom. Dave's warm generosity unwittingly saves the day, with the help of Dame Julie Andrews. Sitcom by Ian Kershaw, set around a Manchester taxi company. With John Thomson, Sally Lindsay, Ash Tandon, Phil Rowson.


WED 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b01r3xp4)
For two hours, six nights a week, the Comedy Club offers the best comedy around. Plus Jon Holmes talks to comedian Zoe Lyons.


WED 23:00 The Museum of Everything (b007k3wp)
Series 2

The Museum Reopens

Discover the fate of Badgerland as well as finding out about the life and work of Victorian author Thomas Queesley.

Feel free to wander around our many galleries and experience the history of everything.

Written and performed by Marcus Brigstocke, Danny Robins and Dan Tetsell.

With Lucy Montgomery.

Music by Dominic Haslam and Ben Walker.

Producer: Alex Walsh-Taylor

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2005.


WED 23:30 Old Harry's Game (b00w6j8w)
Series 6

Discoveries

Satan introduces Edith to Adam and Eve, but for the father and mother of all humanity, they are alarmingly stupid.

Andy Hamilton's comedy set in Hell.

Starring Andy Hamilton as Satan, Annette Crosbie as Edith, Robert Duncan as Scumspawn and Jimmy Mulville as Thomas.

Other characters played by Michael Fenton Stevens, Philip Pope and Felicity Montagu

Producer Paul Mayhew-Archer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2007.



THURSDAY 21 FEBRUARY 2013

THU 00:00 Haunted (b01qrnb9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 James Follett - Earthsearch (b007jnyt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 Paul Temple (b00b7zrm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 The Lost Stradivarius by J Meade Falkner (b00cywfd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 After Henry (b007jq99)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 Street and Lane (b00w5rgj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 CP Snow - Strangers and Brothers (b017sl4r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 Afternoon Reading (b00hk1jc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:15 Martyn Wade - Miss Kilmansegg and Her Precious Leg (b00t9xxf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 No Commitments (b01qrnbc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 Fat Chance (b019m4rs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 Paul Temple (b00bcw1y)
Paul Temple and the Madison Mystery

The Manilla

When warned not to interfere, our hero becomes even more determined to investigate. The body count mounts.


THU 06:30 The Lost Stradivarius by J Meade Falkner (b00cz5rg)
4. The Return

As John returns from Italy, his friend Gaskell tries to penetrate how he fell under Adrian's malign spell.

Concluded by Joanna David.

Written in 1895 by J Meade Falkner.

Set in the 1840s, it follows John Maltravers, a well-to-do student at Oxford whose innocent love of music is destined to lead him under a malevolent influence.

Abridger: Doreen Estall

Producer: Lawrence Jackson

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


THU 07:00 Up the Garden Path (b008hq47)
Series 3

Taking It on the Chin

As Izzy's love-life grows ever more complicated - she's in for a big surprise.

Imelda Staunton stars as Isabelle 'Izzy' Comyn.

With Mike Grady as Dick, Marty Cruickshank as Maria, Nicholas Le Prevost as Michael, Rene Zagger as Razors, Neil McCaul as Bill and Phyllida Nash as Louise.

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

A six-part radio sequel first adapted from Sue Limb’s 1984 novel. The last of three series which ran from 1987 to 1993. Granada also adapted the series for ITV.

Producer: Jonathan James-Moore

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1993.


THU 07:30 Life: An Idiot's Guide (b01qkmpl)
Series 2

Midlife Crisis

Stephen K Amos and comedian guests Fred MacAulay, Angela Barnes and Greg Proops compile an Idiot's Guide to having your midlife crisis.


THU 08:00 It Sticks Out Half A Mile (b007k29b)
Inspecting the Piles?

1948: In their battle to restore the pier in Frambourne-on-Sea, Frank and Uncle Arthur must tackle a tricky situation - with an inflatable dinghy.

A seaside saga of pier perpetuation starring John Le Mesurier, Ian Lavender and Bill Pertwee.

Arthur Wilson ...... John Le Mesurier
Frank Pike ...... Ian Lavender
Bert Hodges ...... Bill Pertwee
Miss Perkins ...... Vivienne Martin

Written by Harold Snoad and Michael Knowles, based on the characters originally created by Jimmy Perry and David Croft.

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in December 1983.


THU 08:30 Take It From Here (b015p5xn)
From 17/03/1955

Plane capers in South America, and Eth is shocked at Ron's criminal record. Frank Muir and Denis Norden's classic comedy stars Jimmy Edwards and June Whitfield. From March 1955.


THU 09:00 The Fall of the Mausoleum Club (b007jqlf)
Trevor Island

Mr Zizz, the bad cartoonist, is not really capable of murder. Or is he? Stars Martin Jarvis and Ron Pember. From September 1988.


THU 09:30 Jest a Minute (b01789l0)
Series 2

Episode 3

Rhod Gilbert's comedy quiz from the Glee Club in Cardiff.

With Lucy Porter, Milton Jones, Lloyd Langford and Chris Corcoran.

Producers: Paul Forde and Gareth Gwynn.

First broadcast on BBC Radio Wales in 2006.


THU 10:00 CP Snow - Strangers and Brothers (b017srv7)
The Corridors of Power

Post-war politics throws up surprises for Lewis Eliot, as a rising star enlists his help. Stars David Haig and Iain Glen. From June 2003.


THU 11:00 Afternoon Reading (b00j0gd7)
Virginia Gilbert - Abroad

Hesitation

Series of three edgy tales of people abroad, by Virginia Gilbert.

A husband on holiday with his wife is tested to the limit by the tantrums of a young boy he just cannot help being annoyed by. When the boy gets into difficulties one evening in the pool, the husband's hesitancy to rush to his aid forces his wife to look at him in a new light. Read by Philip Jackson.


THU 11:15 Drama (b00c5xth)
The Confessions

Charlotte Grieg's play is a contemporary thriller about an art scam.

When Luke cons an unknowing client into selling him a valuable artwork at a cut price rate, he knows he stands to make a killing - but he can't pull off his plan without the help of his girlfriend Catrin. Catrin is a good girl who has fallen for a bad boy but will she override her moral scruples and go along with Luke's scheme whatever the price?

Luke ..... Clive Standen
Catrin ..... Lynne Seymour
Heinrich ..... John Castle
Simone .....Sara McGaughey

Produced and Directed by Kate McAll.


THU 12:00 It Sticks Out Half A Mile (b007k29b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 Take It From Here (b015p5xn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 Paul Temple (b00bcw1y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 The Lost Stradivarius by J Meade Falkner (b00cz5rg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 Victor Hugo - Les Miserables (b007jmzr)
Episode 24

Jean Valjean tells Marius about his criminal past, while Thenardier prepares his blackmail plans. Starring Joss Ackland.


THU 14:15 Churchill's Other Lives (b00zfsxy)
Appetite

Winston Churchill was revered by millions as the saviour of Britain in the Second World War, but he wasn't just a great war leader - he wrote millions of words of journalism, he painted, he built brick walls, he owned racehorses, he gambled in Monte Carlo casinos and even wrote screenplays. Yet his personality was mercurial; bouts of hyper-activity were interspersed with black days of depression. While he had a loving marriage, he spent long periods apart from his wife and children, some of whom caused him deep anxiety and distress.

To mark the fiftieth anniversary of his death, celebrated historian Sir David Cannadine, author of In Churchill's Shadow, examines the life and career of Winston Churchill by looking at ten different themes that are less well known, but which are crucial to a fuller understanding of one of the most extraordinary individuals ever to occupy No. 10 Downing Street.

Winston Churchill is known to have drunk copious quantities of alcohol. But was he an alcoholic? He developed a taste for Havana cigars while visiting Cuba, but did he actually smoke all those cigars? Churchill was so keen on his food that, during the Second World War, the constraints of rationing were unknown to him. In the second programme of 'Churchill's Other Lives', Sir David Cannadine enjoys Winston Churchill's prodigious appetite for food, drink and cigars.

Producer: Melissa FitzGerald
A Blakeway production for BBC Radio 4.


THU 14:30 Dava Sobel - Galileo's Daughter (b007jq91)
Episode 4

As the Bubonic plague reaches Florence, the renowned scientist faces a backlash against his new theories. Read by Stella Gonet.


THU 14:45 Inside the Queen's Head (b00t4fbg)
Marooned

Lemn Sissay visits pubs with the Queen's name to meet her subjects, including the drinkers of Amlwch on the island of Anglesey.


THU 15:00 CP Snow - Strangers and Brothers (b017srv7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b01m7w3f)
Philippa Gregory continues reading her own novel Changeling, and with the 500 Words Short Story deadline arriving tomorrow, judge Malorie Blackman shares her 'Inheritance Books'.


THU 17:00 King Street Junior (b007jndm)
Series 8

Mr Chips

A school inspection's due, but the visitor in the playground is not from OFSTED.

Created by Jim Eldridge, ten series of this comedy about a junior school ran between 1985 and 1998. King Street Junior Revisited ran from 2002 to 2005.

Written by Paul Copley.

Stars Karl Howman as Mr Sims, James Grout as the Headmaster, Deirdre Costello as Mrs Patterson, Paul Copley as Mr Long, Marlene Sidaway as Miss Lewis, Margaret John as Mrs Stone, Vivienne Martin as Mrs Rudd, Trevor Peacock as Mr Chips, Joseph Spinks as Rupert, Luke Nugent as Craig and Lucy Kent as Sunitra.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1995.


THU 17:30 Up the Garden Path (b008hq47)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 18:00 Haunted (b01qrt4h)
Mists of Memory by Rosemary Timperley

Young cellist Janet meets a confused old man. He wonders if 'music is where I live'. And he seems familiar.

Series of stories of the Supernatural.

Rosemary Timperley's tale dramatised by Patricia Mays

Janet ..................... Helen Worth
The Old Man ..... John Bull
Mother................ Delia Peyton
Father .................. Douglas Blackwell

With Miranda Forbes, Steve Hodson and Alan Woodhouse.

Director: Derek Hoddinott

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in March 1982.


THU 18:30 James Follett - Earthsearch (b007jnzd)
Earthsearch II

Solaria

Bran wants the Challenger crew to destroy 'an artefact' floating in space. Will they co-operate?

James Follett's cult sci-fi drama is a gripping sequel to his original Earthsearch.

Commander Telson ...... Sean Arnold
Sharna ...... Amanda Murray
Darv ...... Haydn Wood
Astra ...... Kathryn Hurlbutt
Bran ...... Michael Maloney
Angel One ...... Sonia Fraser
Angel Two ...... Gordon Reid
Solaria ...... Pauline Letts
Elkeran ...... Nicholas Courtney
Elka ...... Jill Lidstone
Tidy ...... David Gooderson

Director: Glyn Dearman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1982.


THU 19:00 It Sticks Out Half A Mile (b007k29b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 Take It From Here (b015p5xn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 Paul Temple (b00bcw1y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 The Lost Stradivarius by J Meade Falkner (b00cz5rg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 Afternoon Reading (b00j0gd7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


THU 21:15 Drama (b00c5xth)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


THU 22:00 Life: An Idiot's Guide (b01qkmpl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 Newsjack (b01qrt6q)
Series 8

Episode 2

BBC Radio 4 Extra's topical sketch show which anyone can write for. With Justin Edwards, Pippa Evans, Nadia Kamil and Lewis Macleod.


THU 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b01r3xp6)
For two hours, six nights a week, the Comedy Club offers the best comedy around. Plus Jon Holmes has more chat with comedian Zoe Lyons.


THU 23:00 The Secret World (b01169br)
Series 1

Episode 1 - Pilot

From John Humphrys and Ringo to Alan Carr and Alan Sugar.

Pilot of the comedy impressions series examining the bizarre and private lives of public people.

Starring:

Jon Culshaw
Sarah Hadland
Jess Robinson
Lewis Macleod
Duncan Wisbey

Producer: Bill Dare

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2008.


THU 23:30 Weak at the Top (b00tgch7)
Series 2

Booty

John Weak reveals the feminist metatext of a chocolate bar ad that features a bikini-clad model with lips that could suck the hair shirt off a Benedictine monk at 50 yards.

Randy, devious, sexist and workshy, John Weak puts the man into management – in Guy Browning’s sitcom.

Starring Alexander Armstrong as marketing maestro and "totty" magnet John Weak.

Hayley ...... Clare Perkins
Sir Marcus ...... Geoffrey Whitehead
Bill Peters ...... Ron Cook
Sasha ...... Tracy Wiles
Tibet ...... Adjoa Andoh
Ski Guy ...... Kim Wall

Producer: Jonquil Panting

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2006.



FRIDAY 22 FEBRUARY 2013

FRI 00:00 Haunted (b01qrt4h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 James Follett - Earthsearch (b007jnzd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 Paul Temple (b00bcw1y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 The Lost Stradivarius by J Meade Falkner (b00cz5rg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 The Fall of the Mausoleum Club (b007jqlf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 Jest a Minute (b01789l0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 CP Snow - Strangers and Brothers (b017srv7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 Afternoon Reading (b00j0gd7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:15 Drama (b00c5xth)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 King Street Junior (b007jndm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 Up the Garden Path (b008hq47)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 Paul Temple (b00bqp4q)
Paul Temple and the Madison Mystery

Eileen

The sleuth learns of a meeting at a remote farm that could reveal the activities of the counterfeit gang. Stars Crawford Logan.


FRI 06:30 Falco (b00k7xct)
Venus in Copper

Episode 1

Marcus Didius Falco comes face to face with temptation when he's hired to follow a professional bride with a habit of outliving her husbands.

Anton Lesser stars as Ancient Rome's favourite detective in a gripping serialisation of Lindsey Davis's best seller.

Marcus Didius Falco …. Anton Lesser
Helena Justina …. Ann Madeley
Hyacinthus …. Stephen Critchlow
Pollia …. Julia Hills
Cake Seller/Lusius …. Laurence Saunders
Cossus …. Jonathan Tafler
Tyche …. Bella Merlin

Dramatised by Mary Cutler.

Directed at BBC Birmingham by Peter Leslie Wild.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2006.


FRI 07:00 Elephants to Catch Eels (b00vgb3v)
Series 2

Charity

It's Jesters' Relief Week in Drumlin Bay and Tamsyn is a bit tired of raising cash for the people of Devon just because their clotted cream is slightly less clotted than the Cornish equivalent.

It's 1793 and in the small Cornish village of Drumlin Bay, heroic smuggler Tamsyn Trelawny is still running rings around the customs men, assisted by her drunken father Jago.

Written by Tom Jamieson and Nev Fountain.

Starring Sheridan Smith as Tamsyn Trelawny, John Bowe as Jago Trelawny, Cameron Stewart as Major Thomas Falconer, Andrew McGibbon as Captain Marriot, Martin Hyder as Squire Bascombe, Mark Felgate as Dewey and Mark Perry as Smeldof.

Producer: Jan Ravens.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2004.


FRI 07:30 Tim FitzHigham: The Gambler (b01qldm8)
Pilot episode

Award winning comedian-author-adventurer, Tim FitzHigham and his nemesis Alex Horne recreate a bizarre bet which was originally wagered by the 4th Duke of Queensbury in 1753.

The bet: that Tim can pass a missive over a distance of fifty miles in one hour, using only the means that would have been available to a gentleman in 1753.

Written by Tim FitzHigham and Jon Hunter, with additional material from Paul Byrne.

Produced by Colin Anderson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2013.


FRI 08:00 The TV Lark (b019f7nb)
Opening Night

Abandon ship! Take one naval crew - disembark them and drop anchor at a TV station - and you have 'The TV Lark'.

After four series of 'The Navy Lark', the BBC decided the comedy crew needed a new setting, so where better than brand new independent station, Troutbridge TV?

New Deputy Controller of Programmes, Henry Povey spots some familiar faces...

The Producer …. Stephen Murray
The Floor Manager …. Jon Pertwee
The Director …. Leslie Phillips
Deputy Controller,Henry Povey, …. Richard Caldicot
‘Fatso’ Johnson …. Ronnie Barker
'Taffy' Goldstein/The Mayor …. Tenniel Evans
Controller,Gervais Batsford-Shaw …. Michael Bates
Janet …. Janet Brown
TTV Continuity Announcer …. Robin Boyle

Written by Lawrie Wyman

This series proved to be only a temporary change of course for the crew of HMS Troutbridge - as they were soon back aboard 'The Navy Lark' - after 10 outings of The TV Lark.

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in January 1963.


FRI 08:30 The Burkiss Way (b00dghc4)
Series 5

Wave Goodbyes to CBEs the Burkiss Way

The cult sketch show team's last-ever episode.

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

With special guest David Jason.

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

Written by Andrew Marshall and David Renwick.

Producer: David Hatch

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1980.


FRI 09:00 Tony's (b007jt0l)
Series 1

Charles

Money starts to go missing from the corner-shop barber's till, so who is the thief? Stars Victor Spinetti. From October 1979.


FRI 09:30 The Brothers (b00nn2hg)
Series 2

Episode 1

Michael gets a circus obsession and Nigel has an odd encounter. Stars Raymond Coulthard and Adam Godley. From September 2005.


FRI 10:00 CP Snow - Strangers and Brothers (b017sv17)
Corridors of Power - The Choice

As Roger Quaife's political destiny hangs on an extraordinary Commons debate, what future for Lewis Eliot? Stars David Haig. From June 2003.


FRI 11:00 Afternoon Reading (b00j18p9)
Virginia Gilbert - Abroad

Sisters

Series of three edgy tales of people abroad, by Virginia Gilbert.

When two sisters take a holiday together, the memory of a childhood incident causes older sister May to gradually recognise the truth of her standing with her younger sister. Read by Sorcha Cusack.


FRI 11:15 Pete Lawson - The Deep End (b007jyz3)
Leni makes a surprising discovery at a public swimming pool. Moving drama about the loss of a baby. Stars Michelle Holmes. From December 1999.


FRI 12:00 The TV Lark (b019f7nb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 The Burkiss Way (b00dghc4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 Paul Temple (b00bqp4q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 Falco (b00k7xct)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 Victor Hugo - Les Miserables (b007jn05)
Episode 25

As Thenardier attempts to blackmail Marius, can there be a final reconciliation for Valjean and Cosette? Starring Roger Allam.


FRI 14:15 Churchill's Other Lives (b00zft2t)
Journalist

Winston Churchill was revered by millions as the saviour of Britain in the Second World War, but he wasn't just a great war leader - he wrote millions of words of journalism, he painted, he built brick walls, he owned racehorses, he gambled in Monte Carlo casinos and even wrote screenplays. Yet his personality was mercurial; bouts of hyper-activity were interspersed with black days of depression. While he had a loving marriage, he spent long periods apart from his wife and children, some of whom caused him deep anxiety and distress.

To mark the fiftieth anniversary of his death, celebrated historian Sir David Cannadine, author of In Churchill's Shadow, examines the life and career of Winston Churchill by looking at ten different themes that are less well known, but which are crucial to a fuller understanding of one of the most extraordinary individuals ever to occupy No. 10 Downing Street.

As a young man, Winston Churchill discovered his love for words and decided to make a living out of them, initially as a war correspondent. Indeed he became a writer so prolific and unstoppable that when he was hit by a car in a New York street, he dictated a thousand words about the experience from his hospital bed. Sir David Cannadine explores Winston Churchill's first career as a journalist. With extracts from Churchill's forgotten early dispatches.

Featuring Roger Allam as Winston Churchill.

Producer: Melissa FitzGerald
A Blakeway production for BBC Radio 4.


FRI 14:30 Dava Sobel - Galileo's Daughter (b007jq9j)
Episode 5

On suspicion of heresy, the renowned scientist faces sentencing for his exposition of Copernicus. Read by Stella Gonet.


FRI 14:45 Inside the Queen's Head (b00t4qwx)
Sailing By

Lemn Sissay visits pubs with the Queen's name to meet her subjects. Is there a darker side to rowing town, Henley-on-Thames?


FRI 15:00 CP Snow - Strangers and Brothers (b017sv17)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b01qrv94)
Philippa Gregory reads the last chapter in her story Changeling. The 500 Words Short Story deadline is today, and Mel has the 'Inheritance Books' of judge Frank Cottrell Boyce.


FRI 17:00 Little Blighty on the Down (b00sz46w)
Series 2

Episode 3

Parish council leader Mrs Roberts must deal with a supermarket boycott. Political satire with Jo Kendall. From August 1989.


FRI 17:30 Elephants to Catch Eels (b00vgb3v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 18:00 Haunted (b01qrtnf)
Channel Crossing by Rosemary Timperley

Can a family holiday overcome all the issues that divide a bickering family?

Rosemary Timperley's chilling story dramatised by Patricia Mays.

Haunted is a series of tales of the supernatural.

Edward …. Peter Sallis
Jack …. Nicholas Lyndhurst
Frances …. Patsy Rowlands
Gregory …. Gregory de Polnay
Annabelle …. Sonia Fraser

Director: Derek Hoddinott

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in July 1984.


FRI 18:30 James Follett - Earthsearch (b007jnzy)
Earthsearch II

Sundeath

On an abandoned artificial sun, the crew of Challenger probes the computer in charge.

James Follett's cult sci-fi drama is a gripping sequel to his original Earthsearch.

Commander Telson ...... Sean Arnold
Sharna ...... Amanda Murray
Darv ...... Haydn Wood
Astra ...... Kathryn Hurlbutt
Bran ...... Michael Maloney
Angel One ...... Sonia Fraser
Angel Two ...... Gordon Reid
Solaria ...... Pauline Letts
Elkeran ...... Nicholas Courtney
Elka ...... Jill Lidstone
Tidy ...... David Gooderson
Halsten ...... David McAlister

Director: Glyn Dearman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1982.


FRI 19:00 The TV Lark (b019f7nb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 The Burkiss Way (b00dghc4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 Paul Temple (b00bqp4q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 Falco (b00k7xct)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Afternoon Reading (b00j18p9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 21:15 Pete Lawson - The Deep End (b007jyz3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


FRI 22:00 Tim FitzHigham: The Gambler (b01qldm8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 Armando Iannucci's Charm Offensive (b007wvmw)
Series 1

Episode 2

The funny man throws open his radio drop-in centre for sketches, chat and big, big fibs. With Mark Steel. From May 2005.


FRI 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b01r3xp8)
For two hours, six nights a week, the Comedy Club offers the best comedy around. Plus Arthur Smith is joined by Mr John Shuttleworth.


FRI 23:00 Ivor Cutler - A Stuggy Pren (b00cqd9l)
Episode 3

Ivor Cutler and his friends present dark tales, offbeat songs and some tips for aspiring poets. From June 1994.


FRI 23:15 Sir Henry at Rawlinson End (b00s6n86)
A Christmas Eating at Rawlinson End

The surreal saga of a dynasty delicately balanced on the edge of sanity.

Written by and starring Viv Stanshall.

Contains an edit of an original John Peel session as first heard on BBC Radio 1.

Music composed and performed by Viv Stanshall using additional musicians.

Producer: John Walters

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1996.


FRI 23:30 Innes Own World (b017gwqz)
Episode 3

Neil Innes shares some breakfast dramas and memories of touring the USA with the Bonzo Dog Band.

The Radio Show that spits the Gargle of Existence into the Bathroom Sink of Being and introduces the Man of Substance to the Woman of Intuition.

Script Editor: John Dowie

Producer: Claire Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2003.




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

A Short History of Gothic 18:30 SUN (b00pbtv8)

A Short History of Gothic 00:30 MON (b00pbtv8)

After Henry 14:00 SAT (b007jq6v)

After Henry 09:00 WED (b007jq99)

After Henry 02:00 THU (b007jq99)

Afternoon Reading 11:00 MON (b00hk1cq)

Afternoon Reading 21:00 MON (b00hk1cq)

Afternoon Reading 04:00 TUE (b00hk1cq)

Afternoon Reading 11:00 TUE (b00hk1j9)

Afternoon Reading 21:00 TUE (b00hk1j9)

Afternoon Reading 04:00 WED (b00hk1j9)

Afternoon Reading 11:00 WED (b00hk1jc)

Afternoon Reading 21:00 WED (b00hk1jc)

Afternoon Reading 04:00 THU (b00hk1jc)

Afternoon Reading 11:00 THU (b00j0gd7)

Afternoon Reading 21:00 THU (b00j0gd7)

Afternoon Reading 04:00 FRI (b00j0gd7)

Afternoon Reading 11:00 FRI (b00j18p9)

Afternoon Reading 21:00 FRI (b00j18p9)

Alf Proysen - Mrs Pepperpot 09:30 SUN (b00p4jym)

Alf Proysen - Mrs Pepperpot 17:00 SUN (b00p4jym)

Alf Proysen - Mrs Pepperpot 05:30 MON (b00p4jym)

All the World's a Globe 23:45 MON (b007jwwz)

Amanda Vickery - A History of Private Life 14:15 MON (b00njctd)

Amanda Vickery - A History of Private Life 14:15 TUE (b00njctg)

Anthony Hope - Rupert of Hentzau 06:00 SAT (b01qqsw3)

Anthony Hope - Rupert of Hentzau 16:00 SAT (b01qqsw3)

Anthony Hope - Rupert of Hentzau 04:00 SUN (b01qqsw3)

Armando Iannucci's Charm Offensive 22:30 FRI (b007wvmw)

Ayres on the Air 02:30 SAT (b00mg9fy)

Bleak Expectations 07:30 SUN (b00w7dnw)

Bleak Expectations 22:00 SUN (b00w7dnw)

Bleak Expectations 09:00 MON (b00wdjvk)

Bleak Expectations 02:00 TUE (b00wdjvk)

Bradbury 13 18:00 SAT (b0146gb0)

Bradbury 13 00:00 SUN (b0146gb0)

CP Snow - Strangers and Brothers 03:00 SAT (b017h805)

CP Snow - Strangers and Brothers 10:00 MON (b017ptch)

CP Snow - Strangers and Brothers 15:00 MON (b017ptch)

CP Snow - Strangers and Brothers 03:00 TUE (b017ptch)

CP Snow - Strangers and Brothers 10:00 TUE (b017pwt0)

CP Snow - Strangers and Brothers 15:00 TUE (b017pwt0)

CP Snow - Strangers and Brothers 03:00 WED (b017pwt0)

CP Snow - Strangers and Brothers 10:00 WED (b017sl4r)

CP Snow - Strangers and Brothers 15:00 WED (b017sl4r)

CP Snow - Strangers and Brothers 03:00 THU (b017sl4r)

CP Snow - Strangers and Brothers 10:00 THU (b017srv7)

CP Snow - Strangers and Brothers 15:00 THU (b017srv7)

CP Snow - Strangers and Brothers 03:00 FRI (b017srv7)

CP Snow - Strangers and Brothers 10:00 FRI (b017sv17)

CP Snow - Strangers and Brothers 15:00 FRI (b017sv17)

Cabin Pressure 07:30 WED (b01qjc6k)

Cabin Pressure 22:00 WED (b01qjc6k)

Chris Thompson - Skeggy 04:15 SAT (b007jtlr)

Churchill's Other Lives 14:15 WED (b00y6p63)

Churchill's Other Lives 14:15 THU (b00zfsxy)

Churchill's Other Lives 14:15 FRI (b00zft2t)

Creme de la Crime 23:30 MON (b007yvm3)

DI Gwen Danbury - An Odd Body 13:15 SAT (b00vdc15)

DI Gwen Danbury - An Odd Body 03:15 SUN (b00vdc15)

Dava Sobel - Galileo's Daughter 14:30 MON (b007jq7w)

Dava Sobel - Galileo's Daughter 14:30 TUE (b007jq88)

Dava Sobel - Galileo's Daughter 14:30 WED (b007jq8p)

Dava Sobel - Galileo's Daughter 14:30 THU (b007jq91)

Dava Sobel - Galileo's Daughter 14:30 FRI (b007jq9j)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:00 SUN (b01qqxdk)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:00 SUN (b01qqxdk)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 01:00 MON (b01qqxdk)

Doctor at Large 08:00 SUN (b009hq0t)

Doctor at Large 15:00 SUN (b009hq0t)

Doctor at Large 20:00 SUN (b009hq0t)

Doctor at Large 03:00 MON (b009hq0t)

Double Trouble 11:30 SUN (b007jpcz)

Double Trouble 19:30 SUN (b007jpcz)

Double Trouble 02:30 MON (b007jpcz)

Drama 11:15 THU (b00c5xth)

Drama 21:15 THU (b00c5xth)

Drama 04:15 FRI (b00c5xth)

Elephants to Catch Eels 05:30 SAT (b00vcx38)

Elephants to Catch Eels 07:00 FRI (b00vgb3v)

Elephants to Catch Eels 17:30 FRI (b00vgb3v)

Elvenquest 07:30 TUE (b017mwrv)

Elvenquest 22:00 TUE (b017mwrv)

F Scott Fitzgerald - Three Hours Between Planes 04:00 SAT (b01hpx3k)

Fabulous Flops 07:30 SAT (b012wz90)

Falco 06:30 FRI (b00k7xct)

Falco 13:30 FRI (b00k7xct)

Falco 20:30 FRI (b00k7xct)

Fat Chance 07:00 WED (b019m4rs)

Fat Chance 17:30 WED (b019m4rs)

Fat Chance 05:30 THU (b019m4rs)

Garrison Keillor's Radio Show 08:00 SAT (b00yndky)

Garrison Keillor's Radio Show 15:00 SAT (b00yndky)

Garrison Keillor's Radio Show 01:00 SUN (b00yndky)

Getting Nowhere Fast 07:00 TUE (b00n490h)

Getting Nowhere Fast 17:30 TUE (b00n490h)

Getting Nowhere Fast 05:30 WED (b00n490h)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:00 WED (b007jxyr)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:00 WED (b007jxyr)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:00 WED (b007jxyr)

Hard to Tell 22:30 MON (b015p5g6)

Hardeep at The Stand 22:30 SAT (b015zsd8)

Hardeep at The Stand 22:45 SAT (b0169ktm)

Haunted 00:00 SAT (b01qlg49)

Haunted 18:00 MON (b01qr0l9)

Haunted 00:00 TUE (b01qr0l9)

Haunted 18:00 TUE (b01qrljn)

Haunted 00:00 WED (b01qrljn)

Haunted 18:00 WED (b01qrnb9)

Haunted 00:00 THU (b01qrnb9)

Haunted 18:00 THU (b01qrt4h)

Haunted 00:00 FRI (b01qrt4h)

Haunted 18:00 FRI (b01qrtnf)

Hercule Poirot 13:30 SUN (b007rd7r)

Hercule Poirot 03:30 MON (b007rd7r)

How Tickled Am I? 17:30 SUN (b007jpy4)

I Think I've Got a Problem 23:00 TUE (b007wp39)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 08:30 WED (b00bwshp)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 12:30 WED (b00bwshp)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 19:30 WED (b00bwshp)

Innes Own World 23:30 FRI (b017gwqz)

Inside the Queen's Head 14:45 MON (b00t3bns)

Inside the Queen's Head 14:45 TUE (b00t3vjs)

Inside the Queen's Head 14:45 WED (b00t3vh9)

Inside the Queen's Head 14:45 THU (b00t4fbg)

Inside the Queen's Head 14:45 FRI (b00t4qwx)

It Sticks Out Half A Mile 08:00 THU (b007k29b)

It Sticks Out Half A Mile 12:00 THU (b007k29b)

It Sticks Out Half A Mile 19:00 THU (b007k29b)

Ivor Cutler - A Stuggy Pren 23:00 FRI (b00cqd9l)

James Follett - Earthsearch 00:30 SAT (b00cfzsp)

James Follett - Earthsearch 18:30 MON (b007jnxp)

James Follett - Earthsearch 00:30 TUE (b007jnxp)

James Follett - Earthsearch 18:30 TUE (b007wvjs)

James Follett - Earthsearch 00:30 WED (b007wvjs)

James Follett - Earthsearch 18:30 WED (b007jnyt)

James Follett - Earthsearch 00:30 THU (b007jnyt)

James Follett - Earthsearch 18:30 THU (b007jnzd)

James Follett - Earthsearch 00:30 FRI (b007jnzd)

James Follett - Earthsearch 18:30 FRI (b007jnzy)

Jest a Minute 09:30 THU (b01789l0)

Jest a Minute 02:30 FRI (b01789l0)

Julie Enfield Investigates 23:00 SAT (b007jl9y)

Just a Minute 07:30 MON (b01qhqgh)

Just a Minute 22:00 MON (b01qhqgh)

Katherine Thurston - The Masquerader 01:30 SAT (b00dps76)

King Street Junior 17:00 THU (b007jndm)

King Street Junior 05:00 FRI (b007jndm)

Laura Solon - Talking and Not Talking 22:30 TUE (b00cbptt)

Legal, Decent, Honest and Truthful 09:30 MON (b007jv6r)

Legal, Decent, Honest and Truthful 02:30 TUE (b007jv6r)

Life: An Idiot's Guide 07:30 THU (b01qkmpl)

Life: An Idiot's Guide 22:00 THU (b01qkmpl)

Lionel Nimrod's Inexplicable World 23:30 TUE (b007jtrr)

Little Blighty on the Down 05:00 SAT (b00sxbj7)

Little Blighty on the Down 17:00 FRI (b00sz46w)

Loose Ends 11:15 MON (b01qkwh4)

Loose Ends 21:15 MON (b01qkwh4)

Loose Ends 04:15 TUE (b01qkwh4)

Martyn Wade - Miss Kilmansegg and Her Precious Leg 11:15 WED (b00t9xxf)

Martyn Wade - Miss Kilmansegg and Her Precious Leg 21:15 WED (b00t9xxf)

Martyn Wade - Miss Kilmansegg and Her Precious Leg 04:15 THU (b00t9xxf)

Mel's Mix: The Best of The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 SUN (b01qqy2w)

Michael Bentine - The Reluctant Jester 11:00 SUN (b01qqxn5)

Michael Bentine - The Reluctant Jester 19:00 SUN (b01qqxn5)

Michael Bentine - The Reluctant Jester 02:00 MON (b01qqxn5)

Newsjack 23:00 SUN (b01qldms)

Newsjack 22:30 THU (b01qrt6q)

No Commitments 17:00 WED (b01qrnbc)

No Commitments 05:00 THU (b01qrnbc)

Old Harry's Game 23:30 WED (b00w6j8w)

Paper Gardens 07:15 SUN (b007k2kb)

Paper Gardens 13:15 SUN (b007k2kb)

Paul Temple 06:00 WED (b00b7zrm)

Paul Temple 13:00 WED (b00b7zrm)

Paul Temple 20:00 WED (b00b7zrm)

Paul Temple 01:00 THU (b00b7zrm)

Paul Temple 06:00 THU (b00bcw1y)

Paul Temple 13:00 THU (b00bcw1y)

Paul Temple 20:00 THU (b00bcw1y)

Paul Temple 01:00 FRI (b00bcw1y)

Paul Temple 06:00 FRI (b00bqp4q)

Paul Temple 13:00 FRI (b00bqp4q)

Paul Temple 20:00 FRI (b00bqp4q)

Pete Lawson - The Deep End 11:15 FRI (b007jyz3)

Pete Lawson - The Deep End 21:15 FRI (b007jyz3)

Peter White - Blind Man's Beauty 10:45 SUN (b008qs4b)

Peter White - Blind Man's Beauty 21:45 SUN (b008qs4b)

Peter White - Blind Man's Beauty 01:45 MON (b008qs4b)

Pick Ups 22:30 WED (b008xh46)

Radio Drama at Ninety: Julius Caesar 11:55 SAT (b01qzjjz)

Radio Drama at Ninety: Julius Caesar 01:55 SUN (b01qzjjz)

Rosemary Sutcliff - The Eagle of the Ninth 09:00 SUN (b00sh59l)

Rosemary Sutcliff - The Eagle of the Ninth 16:30 SUN (b00sh59l)

Rosemary Sutcliff - The Eagle of the Ninth 05:00 MON (b00sh59l)

Round the Horne 08:00 MON (b00hzpgy)

Round the Horne 12:00 MON (b00hzpgy)

Round the Horne 19:00 MON (b00hzpgy)

Safety Catch 07:00 MON (b017gxpv)

Safety Catch 17:30 MON (b017gxpv)

Safety Catch 05:30 TUE (b017gxpv)

Scandinavian Chiller 23:30 SAT (b012l0k9)

Second Thoughts 17:00 TUE (b007jx5j)

Second Thoughts 05:00 WED (b007jx5j)

Sir Henry at Rawlinson End 23:15 FRI (b00s6n86)

Stephen Sheridan - Murder By the Book 11:15 TUE (b00y95fv)

Stephen Sheridan - Murder By the Book 21:15 TUE (b00y95fv)

Stephen Sheridan - Murder By the Book 04:15 WED (b00y95fv)

Street and Lane 09:30 WED (b00w5rgj)

Street and Lane 02:30 THU (b00w5rgj)

Take It From Here 14:30 SAT (b015f9b1)

Take It From Here 08:30 THU (b015p5xn)

Take It From Here 12:30 THU (b015p5xn)

Take It From Here 19:30 THU (b015p5xn)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 MON (b01m7xpm)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 TUE (b01qrlm9)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 WED (b01m7tjj)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 THU (b01m7w3f)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 FRI (b01qrv94)

The Al Read Show 08:30 MON (b007jwx8)

The Al Read Show 12:30 MON (b007jwx8)

The Al Read Show 19:30 MON (b007jwx8)

The Brothers 09:30 FRI (b00nn2hg)

The Burkiss Way 08:30 FRI (b00dghc4)

The Burkiss Way 12:30 FRI (b00dghc4)

The Burkiss Way 19:30 FRI (b00dghc4)

The Comedy Club Interviews 23:55 SUN (b01r3nzd)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 WED (b01r3xp4)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 THU (b01r3xp6)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 FRI (b01r3xp8)

The Fall of the Mausoleum Club 09:00 THU (b007jqlf)

The Fall of the Mausoleum Club 02:00 FRI (b007jqlf)

The Goon Show 08:00 TUE (b007jyp0)

The Goon Show 12:00 TUE (b007jyp0)

The Goon Show 19:00 TUE (b007jyp0)

The Great Pretenders 09:00 SAT (b007jtck)

The Great Pretenders 19:00 SAT (b007jtck)

The Harpoon 23:30 SUN (b00cgsrm)

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving 18:30 SAT (b007wvk4)

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving 00:30 SUN (b007wvk4)

The Little World of Don Camillo 17:00 MON (b00t5xd8)

The Little World of Don Camillo 05:00 TUE (b00t5xd8)

The Lost Stradivarius by J Meade Falkner 06:30 MON (m000519j)

The Lost Stradivarius by J Meade Falkner 13:30 MON (m000519j)

The Lost Stradivarius by J Meade Falkner 20:30 MON (m000519j)

The Lost Stradivarius by J Meade Falkner 01:30 TUE (m000519j)

The Lost Stradivarius by J Meade Falkner 06:30 TUE (m000ql4n)

The Lost Stradivarius by J Meade Falkner 13:30 TUE (m000ql4n)

The Lost Stradivarius by J Meade Falkner 20:30 TUE (m000ql4n)

The Lost Stradivarius by J Meade Falkner 01:30 WED (m000ql4n)

The Lost Stradivarius by J Meade Falkner 06:30 WED (b00cywfd)

The Lost Stradivarius by J Meade Falkner 13:30 WED (b00cywfd)

The Lost Stradivarius by J Meade Falkner 20:30 WED (b00cywfd)

The Lost Stradivarius by J Meade Falkner 01:30 THU (b00cywfd)

The Lost Stradivarius by J Meade Falkner 06:30 THU (b00cz5rg)

The Lost Stradivarius by J Meade Falkner 13:30 THU (b00cz5rg)

The Lost Stradivarius by J Meade Falkner 20:30 THU (b00cz5rg)

The Lost Stradivarius by J Meade Falkner 01:30 FRI (b00cz5rg)

The Mark Steel Revolution 22:00 SAT (b00ft5lb)

The Men from the Ministry 08:30 SUN (b007jm59)

The Men from the Ministry 15:30 SUN (b007jm59)

The Men from the Ministry 20:30 SUN (b007jm59)

The Museum of Everything 23:00 WED (b007k3wp)

The Now Show 23:00 MON (b01qkqr9)

The Now Show 09:00 TUE (b01qkqr9)

The Now Show 02:00 WED (b01qkqr9)

The Personality Test 09:30 TUE (b00kmnfn)

The Personality Test 02:30 WED (b00kmnfn)

The Pursuits of Darleen Fyles 12:00 SAT (b01qqtv2)

The Pursuits of Darleen Fyles 02:00 SUN (b01qqtv2)

The Scarifyers 18:00 SUN (b01bl9tb)

The Scarifyers 00:00 MON (b01bl9tb)

The Secret World 23:00 THU (b01169br)

The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter 08:30 TUE (b007jz94)

The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter 12:30 TUE (b007jz94)

The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter 19:30 TUE (b007jz94)

The Sofa of Time 22:30 SUN (b00hxqnm)

The TV Lark 08:00 FRI (b019f7nb)

The TV Lark 12:00 FRI (b019f7nb)

The TV Lark 19:00 FRI (b019f7nb)

Tim FitzHigham: The Gambler 07:30 FRI (b01qldm8)

Tim FitzHigham: The Gambler 22:00 FRI (b01qldm8)

Tony's 02:00 SAT (b007jsz2)

Tony's 09:00 FRI (b007jt0l)

Up the Garden Path 07:00 THU (b008hq47)

Up the Garden Path 17:30 THU (b008hq47)

Up the Garden Path 05:30 FRI (b008hq47)

Valentine's Day 17:30 SAT (b01qhdjz)

Valentine's Day 05:30 SUN (b01qhdjz)

Victor Hugo - Les Miserables Omnibus 06:00 SUN (b007jtvf)

Victor Hugo - Les Miserables Omnibus 12:00 SUN (b007jtvf)

Victor Hugo - Les Miserables 14:00 MON (b007jmyd)

Victor Hugo - Les Miserables 14:00 TUE (b007jmyw)

Victor Hugo - Les Miserables 14:00 WED (b007jmz9)

Victor Hugo - Les Miserables 14:00 THU (b007jmzr)

Victor Hugo - Les Miserables 14:00 FRI (b007jn05)

Weak at the Top 23:30 THU (b00tgch7)

Wimsey 01:00 SAT (b007jvkv)

Wimsey 06:00 MON (b007jvl0)

Wimsey 13:00 MON (b007jvl0)

Wimsey 20:00 MON (b007jvl0)

Wimsey 01:00 TUE (b007jvl0)

Wimsey 06:00 TUE (b007jvl4)

Wimsey 13:00 TUE (b007jvl4)

Wimsey 20:00 TUE (b007jvl4)

Wimsey 01:00 WED (b007jvl4)