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SATURDAY 09 MARCH 2013

SAT 00:00 Terry Pratchett (b008pc0b)
Guards! Guards!

Episode 5

"That dragon isn't going to accept any mealy-mouthed, wishy-washy liberal nonsense.... Do you know what you're getting with a dragon? Unashamed strong leadership."

The dragon strikes. But will Captain Vimes triumph?

Stars John Wood and Martin Jarvis.

The 8th of Terry's Pratchett's comic fantasy stories set on Discworld.

Narrator …. Martin Jarvis
Captain Vimes …. John Wood
Nobby …. Melvyn Hayes
Sergeant Colon …. Stephen Thorne
Lady Ramkin …. Helen Atkinson-Wood
Carrot …. Robert Gwilym
Lord Vetinari …. Crawford Logan
Supreme Grand Master …. Brett Usher
Chief Merchant …. Jeff Nuttall
Librarian …. Michael Roberts
Little Girl …. Kate McEnery

Director: John Taylor

First broadcast on BBC Radio 5 in December 1992.


SAT 00:30 HP Lovecraft - At the Mountains of Madness (b00vnf09)
Episode 5

Battling in the Antarctic, can Dyer and Danforth escape with their lives? Richard Coyle concludes HP Lovecraft's tale of terror.


SAT 01:00 Miss Marple (b010330g)
Nemesis

Episode 5

Amateur sleuth Jane Marple's friends come to her aid, as she battles to solve the murder mystery.

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

Miss Marple …. June Whitfield
Professor Wanstead …. David Swift
Lavinia Glynne …. Louie Ramsay
Clotilde Bradbury-Scott …. Mary Wimbush
Anthea Bradbury-Scott …. Thelma Barlow
Miss Cooke …. Tricia Hitchcock
Miss Barrow …. Delia Lindsay
Michael Rafiel …. Peter Gunn
Mr Broadribb …. Geoffrey Whitehead

Dramatised by Michael Bakewell.

Producer: Enyd Williams.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1998.


SAT 01:30 Christopher Coake - You Came Back (b01r2wd7)
Episode 5

With Mark's commitment to Allie called into question, how can he earn a future and lay to rest the past? Read by John Chancer. From March 2013.


SAT 02:00 Tony's (b007k2tv)
Series 1

Is This True Love?

Still single at 41, the barber's mother - and fate - seem determined to take a hand. Stars Victor Spinetti. From November 1979.


SAT 02:30 The Brothers (b00ny721)
Series 2

Episode 3

The arrival of Nigel and Michael's father sparks more havoc. Stars Raymond Coulthard and Adam Godley. From October 2005.


SAT 03:00 Wilkie Collins - No Name (b007jrw2)
August 1847

Will Magdalen marry her cousin Noel, whom she loathes, in order to try and regain her inheritance?

Wilkie Collins’ novel dramatised by Ray Jenkins.

Magdalen Vanstone ...... Sophie Thompson
Captain Wragge ...... Jack May
Miss Garth ...... Kathleen Helme
Norah Vanstone ...... Elizabeth Mansfield
Noel Vanstone ...... Nigel Anthony
Mrs Wragge ...... Vivian Pickles
Mrs Lecount ...... Eleanor Bron
Pendril ...... John Moffatt
Admiral Bartram ...... Alan MacNaughtan
George Bartram ...... Christopher Scott
Louisa ...... Susan Sheridan
Coachman ...... Joe Dunlop
Loscombe ...... Christopher Good
Servant ...... Jo Kendall
Narrator ...... Philip Sully

Music by Peter Brewis and played by Maurice Cambridge.

Director: Janet Whitaker

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1989.


SAT 04:00 Dorothy Whipple - The Closed Door (b016z738)
Summer Holiday

A child's innocent remark has devastating consequences for a nursemaid. Patience Tomlinson reads Dorothy Whipple's story.


SAT 04:15 Martyn Wade - A Home of Their Own (b00b4038)
To escape their children who won't leave home, Kenneth and Clare move to a smaller house - with no space for visitors.

But the couple are soon plagued by former residents and visitors - unaware that the previous owner Mrs Hooper has departed...

Martyn Wade's comedy starring David Troughton as Kenneth and Barbara Flynn as Clare.

With Margaret Tyzack as Mrs Hooper, Richenda Carey as Miss Grainger-Taylor, Jonathan Keeble as Mr Norton, Wayne Foskett as Maurice, Harry Myers as George and Colleen Prendergast as Jill.

Production note:

'A Home of Their Own' was due to be recorded on location in a house used for a number of Martyn's previous plays, but which had become too noisy for period plays.

Ironically during the recording, the cast and crew had to decamp to a studio as severe building work at both the back and front of the house made the recording inaudible. Perhaps the house was having the last word..?

Producer: Cherry Cookson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2005.


SAT 05:00 Little Blighty on the Down (b007jxwl)
Series 2

Episode 5

Parish Council leader Mrs Roberts finds it hard to relax on her holiday. Political satire with Jo Kendall. From August 1989.


SAT 05:30 Elephants to Catch Eels (b00vsx4v)
Series 2

Mother

Tamsyn's mother, 'Lizabeth, suddenly turns up at the tavern - and greets Tamsyn with the immortal phrase " 'Ello, princess..."

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 Roderick and Alison Steadman as 'Lizabeth.
Producer: Jan Ravens.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2004.


SAT 06:00 Miguel de Cervantes - Don Quixote (b007k0d1)
Episode 1

The Adventures of the Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote de Ie Mancha by Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra.

Don Quixote dons his rusty armour, mounts his broken down horse and sets off with Sancho Panza, his faithful squire, to put the world to rights. The classic adventure published in 1605. Adapted by John Arden.

Starring Bob Grant as Don Quixote, Bernard Cribbins as Sancho Panza, Ronald Baddiley as Cervantes and Meg Johnson as Aldonza.

Music composed by Stephen Boxer.

Director: Alfred Bradley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1980.


SAT 07:30 Barbed Wire Ballads (b0076rrr)
Miles Kington hears the voices of internees in German prisoner-of-war camps during the First World War recorded by the Royal Prussian Phonographic Commission. From May 2005.


SAT 08:00 Garrison Keillor's Radio Show (b00z6dsj)
Series 6

Episode 16

From Seattle, the American funny man welcomes Nellie McKay to celebrate Doris Day's birthday and Brandi Carlile. From 2010.


SAT 09:00 I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again, Again (b01r5495)
Bill Oddie celebrates the cult BBC radio comedy series that originated from the Cambridge University Footlights - I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again - with three hours of history and hysteria. With Humphrey Barclay.

Featuring:

* Clips of Cambridge Circus.

* I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again: Series 2 (5/9)

Singing dogs - and the tale of Martin Copperwick. Starring Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden, David Hatch, Jo Kendall and Bill Oddie. From November 1965.

* I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again: Series 6 (9/13)

Worries over Bill Oddie's singing voice - and Shakespeare's funny side. Starring John Cleese, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden : Acting (adult) Graeme Garden, David Hatch, Jo Kendall and Bill Oddie. From June 1968.

* I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again: Series 7 (13/13)

A look at love, sex and marriage - plus the tense climax to the hunt for the Time Trousers. Stars John Cleese, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden, David Hatch, Jo Kendall and Bill Oddie. From April 1969.

* I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again: 25th Anniversary Edition

The original cast of John Cleese, Tim Brook Taylor, Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie reunite to celebrate 25 years of the programme. From December 1989

Producer: Nick St George

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra and first broadcast in March 2013


SAT 12:00 The Cazalets - Omnibus (b01r5497)
Marking Time

Episode 3

1940: Louise goes to her first dance in wartime London and meets the famous painter, Michael Hadleigh.

Elizabeth Jane Howard's family saga of 'The Cazalets' vividly catalogues the lives and loves of three generations.

Starring Penelope Wilton as the narrator, Alix Wilton Regan as Louise, Harry Hadden-Paton as Michael, Hannah Taylor Gordon as Stella and Liza Sadovy as Zee.

Dramatised by Lin Coghlan

'The Cazalets' saga consists of The Light Years, Marking Time, Confusion and Casting Off published between 1990-1995 and the fifth, All Change, in 2013.

Produced and directed by Sally Avens and Marion Nancarrow

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2013.


SAT 13:15 John Mortimer - The Antisocial Behaviour of Horace Rumpole (b01r54c7)
Going for Silk

Having narrowly avoided an ASBO himself, Rumpole is hoping to become a QC at last. John Mortimer's drama stars Timothy West.


SAT 14:00 Much Binding in the Marsh (b007jx21)
From 01/02/1949

A proposed Bindebourne Festival needs some famous guests...

Starring Kenneth Horne and Richard 'Stinker' Murdoch.

With Sam Costa, Maurice Denham, Maureen Riscoe and Helen Hill.

Much Binding in the Marsh ran from 1944 to 1954 initially set at a remote RAF station before being converted to a country club and later the action moved to a newspaper. (The show also ran for a season with commercial breaks on Radio Luxembourg).

Written by Richard Murdoch and Kenneth Horne.

Music by the Augmented Dance Orchestra conducted by Stanley Black.

Producer: Leslie Bridgemont

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in February 1949.


SAT 14:30 Take It From Here (b016951g)
From 14/04/1955

The Glums grapple with a crossword, and there's a cautionary tale from Monte Carlo. With Jimmy Edwards and Dick Bentley. From April 1955.


SAT 15:00 Garrison Keillor's Radio Show (b00z6dsj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SAT 16:00 Miguel de Cervantes - Don Quixote (b007k0d1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section (b01r0c5r)
Series 2

With Phill Jupitus and Lady Lykez

Comedy show hosted by Alex Horne and his five piece band and specially written, original music.

This episode explores the theme of 'the body' including songs on shampoo, beards and catarrh.

Guest starring:

Phill Jupitus who sings with the band and reads a poem

Plus a rap from Lady Lykez.

Alex's Horne Section are:

Trumpet/banjo .... Joe Auckland
Saxophone/clarinet ....Mark Brown
Double Bass/Bass .... Will Collier
Drums and Percussion .... Ben Reynolds
Piano/keyboard .... Ed Sheldrake

Producer: Julia McKenzie.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2013.


SAT 18:00 The Man in Black (b00yw4bc)
Series 3

Lights Out by Christopher Golden & Amber Benson

A group of women prisoners try to protect themselves from a malevolent force stalking the corridors at night...

Mark Gatiss stars as sinister raconteur, The Man in Black, to introduce Christopher Golden and Amber Benson's chilling tale.

Sarah ...... Jasmine Hyde
Izra ...... Vineeta Rishi
Guard ...... Joanna Monroe
Gemma ...... Leah Brotherhood
Agnes ...... Sally Orrock
The Ghosts ...... Deeivya Meir

More horrifying tales from The Man in Black. You might meet him at a luggage carousel in an airport, or behind the desk at an employment agency or he might approach you in the corridor of a care home. Wherever you encounter him, he's eager to pass on his stories. Stories to unsettle and horrify. Stories to haunt you.

Director: Gemma Jenkins

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


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

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

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

Producer: Lawrence Jackson

Made for BBC 7 by BBC Northern Ireland.

First broadcast in June 2005.


SAT 19:00 I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again, Again (b01r5495)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 Brian Friel Season (b01r54m8)
Faith Healer

4 Extra Debut. The Irish author's pivotal work built on monologues by three complex characters. Stars Owen Roe, Lia Williams and Phil Daniels.



SUNDAY 10 MARCH 2013

SUN 00:00 The Man in Black (b00yw4bc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


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


SUN 01:00 Garrison Keillor's Radio Show (b00z6dsj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:00 The Cazalets - Omnibus (b01r5497)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 on Saturday]


SUN 03:15 John Mortimer - The Antisocial Behaviour of Horace Rumpole (b01r54c7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:15 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 Miguel de Cervantes - Don Quixote (b007k0d1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section (b01r0c5r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 Charlotte Bronte - The Professor (b00m9jbj)
Omnibus 2/2

William becomes intrigued by the shy and gentle Frances, but someone is watching him from the shadows.

The least-known of Charlotte Bronte's novels: a subtle, ambiguous and unsettling love story.

Omnibus of the last five of ten episodes dramatised by Rachel Joyce.

Starring Paul Venables as William Crimsworth, Roger May as Pelet, Niamh Cusack as Zoraide Reuter, Claire Price as Frances, Penelope Rawlins as Sylvie, Shaun Dooley as Hunsden and and Jack Joseph Miller as the Boy

Director: Tracey Neale

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2005.


SUN 07:15 Brian Friel Season (b01r55mw)
Self Portrait

The playwright gives a rare insight into his personal past, musing on the facts and fictions of his life. From 1971.


SUN 07:30 Another Case of Milton Jones (b00fgq3d)
Series 3

Photographer

With no ability whatsoever, can the surreal comedian take the perfect calendar photo? With Tom Goodman-Hill. From November 2008.
Producer David Tyler.


SUN 08:00 Doctor at Large (b009s9n7)
Mozambique

A trip ashore for ship's medic Simon Sparrow leads to some local linguistic mishaps

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 Captain Spratt, Ray Cooney as First Mate Jock Hornbeam, Marjorie Westbury as Maria, Miriam Margolyes as Matilde, Ann Murray as Mrs Hawkins, Madi Hedd as Rosa and Peter Jones as Easter.

Producer: David Hatch

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1969.


SUN 08:30 The Men from the Ministry (b00z66dq)
A Sticky Business

The bumbling bureaucrats hit the buffers over plans for a London Underground station.

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

Starring Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler.

Number One ...... Deryck Guyler
Number Two ...... Richard Murdoch

With John Graham, Ronald Baddiley and Carol Allen.

Written by Edward Taylor and John Graham.

'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 April 1969.


SUN 09:00 Rosemary Sutcliff - The Eagle of the Ninth (b00sjm9c)
Episode 4

Marcus and Esca have retrieved the legion's Eagle, denying their enemies a symbol of defiance. Rosemary Sutcliffe's adventure concludes. Stars Tom Smith and Tony Kearney.


SUN 09:30 Alf Proysen - Mrs Pepperpot (b00pd7cw)
Episode 4

The incredible shrinking woman brings home a troublesome bionic baby. Based on Alf Proysen's popular books. Stars Alison Steadman.


SUN 10:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b01r55mk)
Dancers

Dame Ninette de Valois

4 Extra Debut. From Walton to Bliss, Royal Ballet founder Dame Ninette de Valois' second castaway choices. With Sue Lawley. From February 1991.


SUN 10:45 Brian Friel Season (b01r55mm)
The Green Years

A talk by the short story author and playwright Brian Friel, exploring his childhood in the Northern Irish city of Londonderry.


SUN 11:00 Michael Bentine - The Reluctant Jester (b01r55mp)
The Reluctant Jester Strikes Back

Arrival in America

Michael Bentine remembers RAF adventures, messing about on boats and how Ed Sullivan saved him from the FBI.

Founding member of The Goon Show and one of the foremost comic minds of his generation - Michael Bentine offers more behind-the-scenes tales of his offbeat and extraordinary life in showbiz.

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

Recorded at the Haymarket Theatre, Basingstoke.

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 Brian Friel Season (b01r55mr)
Staging Ireland

Robbie Meredith presents the story of Field Day, Londonderry's radical theatre company launched in 1980, during the Troubles.


SUN 12:00 Charlotte Bronte - The Professor (b00m9jbj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SUN 13:15 Brian Friel Season (b01r55mw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today]


SUN 13:30 Brian Friel Season (b01r55mt)
Translations

A new production of Brian Friel's masterpiece about language and power.

It's the summer of 1833. In a hedge-school in Donegal, the schoolmaster's prodigal son is about to return from Dublin. With him are two army officers. Their aim is to create a map of the area, and, in the process, replace the Irish place names with English equivalents. It's an act with unexpected and violent consequences.

Thirty years ago playwright Brian Friel and actor Stephen Rea founded the Field Day Theatre Company in Northern Ireland. A company that aimed to provide a 'fifth province' in which Ireland's political and social troubles could be explored and re-imagined. Translations was its first production and became an instant classic. To mark its anniversary, BBC Radio 4 has commissioned a new production, specially adapted for radio by Michael Duke.

Cast:

Yolland.....Samuel Barnett
Lancey......Mark Bazeley
Doalty......John Paul Connolly
Jimmy Jack......Dermot Crowley
Sarah........Roisin Gallagher
Manus......David Ireland
Bridget.....Aoife McMahon
Hugh........Gerard McSorley
Owen......Eugene O'Hare
Maire......Eileen Walsh

Director: Kirsty Williams.


SUN 15:00 Doctor at Large (b009s9n7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 15:30 The Men from the Ministry (b00z66dq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 16:00 Mel's Mix: The Best of The 4 O'Clock Show (b01r55my)
Mel introduces her pick of the previous week's 4 O'Clock Show, including the loudest cat in the world, the story of Braille, and a New York taxi operator who has a second job.


SUN 16:30 Rosemary Sutcliff - The Eagle of the Ninth (b00sjm9c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SUN 17:00 Alf Proysen - Mrs Pepperpot (b00pd7cw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


SUN 17:30 How Tickled Am I? (b007lmc0)
Series 2

Robb Wilton

Mark Radcliffe profiles variety star Robb Wilton, best known as the bumbling, befuddled magistrate - Mr Muddlecombe JP.

A master of the art of storytelling which kept Britain laughing during the Second World War

Featuring Ken Dodd.

Series exploring some of the North's best-loved and most influential comedians.

Producer: Libby Cross

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2000.


SUN 18:00 Francis Turnly - Lullaby (b00d7jh3)
Kate and Patrick face terror from the sinister past of their newly renovated house. Francis Turnly's thriller with Tara Flynn.


SUN 18:30 A Short History of Gothic (b00pkvkc)
Those Who Seek Forgiveness

By Laurell K Hamilton. Hardened vampire hunter Anita Blake helps a woman revive her recently deceased husband. But what is the motivation? Read by Melanie Bond.


SUN 19:00 Michael Bentine - The Reluctant Jester (b01r55mp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 19:30 Double Trouble (b007jpp8)
Pete and Dud

Stuart Maconie explores 'the most original and inspirational comedy double act of the 60s and 70s' - Peter Cook and Dudley Moore.


SUN 20:00 Doctor at Large (b009s9n7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 20:30 The Men from the Ministry (b00z66dq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b01r55mk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


SUN 21:45 Brian Friel Season (b01r55mm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today]


SUN 22:00 Another Case of Milton Jones (b00fgq3d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 22:30 The Sofa of Time (b00j0hqt)
Here Comes Bod

Can Milford and Parker overcome Raamen Bod and find the Sofa of Time? Stars Mark Heap and Nick Frost. From November 2002.


SUN 23:00 Newsjack (b01r2vl0)
Series 8

Episode 4

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


SUN 23:30 The Harpoon (b00cq60w)
Series 3

Episode 4

Howdee y'all! A special star-spangled American issue of the nostalgic spoof of boys' adventure story papers.

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

Producer: Sarah Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1994.



MONDAY 11 MARCH 2013

MON 00:00 Francis Turnly - Lullaby (b00d7jh3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 00:30 A Short History of Gothic (b00pkvkc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b01r55mk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


MON 01:45 Brian Friel Season (b01r55mm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]


MON 02:00 Michael Bentine - The Reluctant Jester (b01r55mp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:30 Double Trouble (b007jpp8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 19:30 on Sunday]


MON 03:00 Doctor at Large (b009s9n7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Sunday]


MON 03:30 Brian Friel Season (b01r55mt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:30 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Rosemary Sutcliff - The Eagle of the Ninth (b00sjm9c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 Alf Proysen - Mrs Pepperpot (b00pd7cw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 Cadfael (b007k2mr)
Monk's Hood

1. Troubled Times

The year is 1138, and Brother Cadfael, herbalist of Shrewsbury Abbey, is asked to supply a healing potion for a sick monk.

But monk's hood oil can kill as well as cure....

Ellis Peters' medieval thriller stars Philip Madoc as Brother Cadfael.

Sir Michael Hordern is the narrator.

From the Chronicles of Brother Cadfael dramatised in five-parts by Bert Coules.

Narrator ...... Sir Michael Hordern
Brother Cadfael ...... Phillip Madoc
Brother Mark ...... Ian Targett
Prior Robert ...... Geoffrey Whitehead
Brother Rees ...... Norman Jones
Rishildis Burnel ...... Pat Heywood
Father Heribert ...... Timothy Bateson
Elfrick ...... Mark Straker
Maerreg ...... Kenneth Price
Aldith ...... Jane Whittenshaw
Brother Edmund ...... Timothy Carlton
Brother Petrus ...... Fraser Kerr

Producer: Lissa Evans

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1991.


MON 06:30 R Austin Freeman - Thorndyke, Forensic Investigator (b01r73qn)
Series 2

The Stolen Ingots

At first glance it looked like a simple bullion robbery, but Thorndyke's investigations reveal that nothing is as it first appeared. Read by William Gaminara.

John Thorndyke, barrister and doctor of medicine, possesses an armoury of skills that equip him as the first scientifically plausible "forensic" detective. R. Austin Freeman, his creator, was himself a medic with an extensive knowledge of forensic medicine, and the solutions to the puzzles are completely plausible. In fact the scientific detail and authenticity of Thorndyke's investigations go much further than anything in the Holmes stories, though Freeman was happy to acknowledge his debt to Arthur Conan Doyle:

"A fellow doctor, Conan Doyle, had made a brilliant and well-deserved success by the creation of the immortal Sherlock Holmes. Considering that achievement, I asked myself whether it might not be possible to devise a detective story of a slightly different kind; one based on the science of Medical Jurisprudence, in which, by the sacrifice of a certain amount of dramatic effect, one could keep entirely within the facts of real life, with nothing fictitious excepting the persons and the events. I came to the conclusion that it was, and began to turn the idea over in my mind."

Thorndyke's work-life stretches over four decades from the early 1900s until the Second World War, a period during which Freeman wrote more than 20 novels and several collections of short stories, from which the six in this series are selected.

The reader William Gaminara is best known as pathologist Leo Dalton in the BBC's long-running series 'Silent Witness'.

Producer: John Taylor

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by Fiction Factory and first broadcast in 2013.


MON 07:00 Edge Falls (b00d74cz)
Series 2

Episode 1

20% off for coming out. It's Pink Thursday for gay customers at the retail park. Stars Mark Benton. From September 2008.


MON 07:30 Just a Minute (b01r0dzt)
Compilation

Episode 2

Paul Merton, Sheila Hancock, Josie Lawrence, Marcus Brigstocke attempt to talk for 60 seconds with no hesitation, repetition or deviation under the watchful eye of Nicholas Parsons.

Produced by Tilusha Ghelani.

From 2013.


MON 08:00 Round the Horne (b00j05x7)
Series 1

Episode 13

Kenneth Horne Master Spy gets an Eiffel while Julian and Sandy offer some animal advice at their new shop in Chelsea, Bona Pets. Rambling Sid Rumpo sings a special song of Cornwall.

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 (b00ctjz6)
From 14/10/1995

Arriving home late, Al's wife thwarts his efforts to try and relax.

A compilation of the legendary Northern comic's 1950s monologues.

Originally produced at BBC North by Ronnie Taylor

Compilation produced by Mike Craig.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in October 1995.


MON 09:00 Alison and Maud (b007k244)
Series 1

Lame Ducks

How can Bed and Breakfast landlady Alison avoid a courtship display - without hastily inventing a husband?

Sue Limb's sitcom about events at the Abbeyfield Guest House in Norwich.

Denise Coffey and Miriam Margolyes star as sisters Alison and Maud.

Alison …. Denise Coffey
Maud …. Miriam Margolyes
Father …. Joss Ackland
Mr Mullett …. Chris Emmett
Leslie …. Nickolas Grace

Producer: Jonathan James-Moore.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2002.


MON 09:30 Legal, Decent, Honest and Truthful (b007jsb8)
Series 3

Episode 5

Ken and Sandy both suffer marital problems, but at least they've won Pink Len's ad account. Stars Martin Jarvis. From November 1986.


MON 10:00 Wilkie Collins - No Name (b007jryr)
December 1847

Magdalen Vanstone searches for a letter that might win back her inheritance.

Conclusion of Wilkie Collins’ novel dramatised by Ray Jenkins.

Magdalen Vanstone ...... Sophie Thompson
Captain Wragge ...... Jack May
Miss Garth ...... Kathleen Helme
Norah Vanstone ...... Elizabeth Mansfield
Mrs Wragge ...... Vivian Pickles
Pendril ...... John Moffatt
Admiral Bartram ...... Alan MacNaughtan
George Bartram ...... Christopher Scott
Louisa ...... Susan Sheridan
Loscombe ...... Christopher Good
Mrs Ruddock ...... Joanna Mackie
Captain Kirke ...... Robin Ellis
Mazey ...... Peter Tuddenham
Mrs Drake ...... Jo Manning Wilson
Dr Merrick ...... David Goudge
Narrator ...... Philip Sully

Music by Peter Brewis and played by Maurice Cambridge.

Director: Janet Whitaker

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1989.


MON 11:00 Brian Friel Stories (b01r746w)
The Skelper

An outsider in Beannagreaghan instigates a poaching contest to ingratiate himself with town locals. Read by Adrian Dunbar.


MON 11:15 Loose Ends (b01r4zmw)
Douglas Henshall, Debbie Wiseman, Paul Morley, Danny Wallace, Bridie Jackson & The Arbour, Hot 8 Brass Band

Clive's chats to 'Primeval' star Douglas Henshall, who's taken a break from battling the apocalypse to become a detective in BBC One's new murder-mystery 'Shetland'. Douglas plays native Shetlander Jimmy Perez, who finds himself leading a murder investigation, uncovering secrets and lies from the past. 'Shetland' starts on Sunday 10th March at 21.00.

Clive tickles the ivories with award winning film and TV composer Debbie Wiseman whose theme tune credits include 'Tom & Viv' and 'Jackanory'. She's one of the UK's most successful female music ambassadors, after composing from the age of eight. Debbie is doing a rare solo piano appearance at St Georges, Bristol on Thursday 14th March.

Danny Wallace goes underground with critic and music journalist Paul Morley, who's rock n roll career has seen him also work as a band manager and promoter. Paul's now penned 'Earthbound', one in a series of Penguin Lines; a collection of works to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the London Underground. Each tell their tale of the city, inspired by a different tube line. Mind the gap!

With Latin and hip-hop infused music from New Orleans brass funksters Hot 8 Brass Band who perform 'Ghost Town' from their album 'The Life & Times Of....'.

And from four lovely ladies from Newcastle, Bridie Jackson & The Arbour who play 'Scarecrow'.

Producer Cathie Mahoney.


MON 12:00 Round the Horne (b00j05x7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 The Al Read Show (b00ctjz6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 Cadfael (b007k2mr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 R Austin Freeman - Thorndyke, Forensic Investigator (b01r73qn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 Elizabeth Gaskell - Mary Barton (b007jqdv)
Episode 1

A cotton weaver's daughter is wooed and her aunt goes missing. Frank portrayal of 1840s Manchester life with Emma Rydal.


MON 14:15 The Generation Gap (b00qszyx)
Series 1: Respect

Post Workers

Series of programmes in which two people from different generations discuss a topic that reveals the changing nature of Britain.

The theme of the first five programmes is Respect.

Alistair Redman is a sub-postmaster on the Scottish Isle of Islay and Elizabeth Stuart drives the post bus around the island. They discuss the changing nature of the post business and how change has to respect the society it operates in.

A Juniper production for BBC Radio 4.


MON 14:30 Truman Capote - Breakfast at Tiffany's (b00890l3)
Episode 1

Henry Goodman reads Truman Capote's vivid and witty novel about the relationship between young writer, Paul Varjak and captivating girl-about-town, Holly Golightly, in 1940s New York.

With her tousled blond hair and upturned nose, dark glasses and chic black dresses, Holly Golightly is top notch in style and a sensation wherever she goes. Her brownstone apartment vibrates with martini-soaked parties as she plays hostess to millionaires and gangsters alike. Yet Holly never loses sight of her ultimate goal - to find a real life place like Tiffany's that makes her feel at home.

Truman Capote's 1958 novella abridged in 10-parts by James Robertston.

Born in New Orleans in 1925, Truman Capote left school at 15 to work for the New Yorker - his first, and last, regular job. He's the author of many highly praised books, including A Tree of Night and Other Stories, The Grass Harp, In Cold Blood, Music for Chameleons and Answered Prayers. Truman Capote died in 1984.

Producer: Bruce Young

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.


MON 14:45 Ian Kelly - Casanova (b00qsc98)
Episode 1

Born to a family of actors in Venice, sickly Giacomo is expected to die. Benedict Cumberbatch reads the libertine's biography.


MON 15:00 Wilkie Collins - No Name (b007jryr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b01r797n)
Mel Giedroyc listens to Terry Pratchett's The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents, read by Omid Djalili. Plus a special preview of the 2013 BBC News School Report.


MON 17:00 Coming Alive (b00hlmm2)
Series 3

A Many-Splendoured Thing

Ex-con Terry has reached a crossroads. Will he get to stay with Sandra or will he have to let go? Stars Karl Howman.


MON 17:30 Edge Falls (b00d74cz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 18:00 Terry Pratchett (b008p506)
Guards! Guards!

Episode 6

"Last Desperate Chances always work. Besides, I'll be using my lucky arrow..."

All Captain Vimes needs to save the city is a million-to-one chance.

First published in 1989, the 8th of Terry's Pratchett's comic fantasy stories set on Discworld. Conclusion of six parts dramatized by Michael Butt.

CAST:

Narrator …. Martin Jarvis
Captain Vimes …. John Wood
Nobby …. Melvyn Hayes
Sergeant Colon …. Stephen Thorne
Lady Ramkin …. Helen Atkinson-Wood
Carrot …. Robert Gwilym
Lord Vetinari …. Crawford Logan
Supreme Grand Master …. Brett Usher
First Guard …. Jeff Nuttall
Joint First Guard …. Michael Roberts
Death …. Himself

Director: John Taylor

First broadcast on BBC Radio 5 in December 1992.


MON 18:30 A Night with a Vampire (b00w1y0k)
Series 1

Dead Persons in Hungary, by AA Calmet

Are vampires real? The testimony of early 18th-century witnesses suggests a definitive answer.

Read by David Tennant.

Antoine Augustin Calmet published an apparently serious anthropological history of the vampire throughout Europe in the early 19th century called "The Phantom World". All the people he spoke to were adamant about what they had witnessed. His account therefore appears all the more disturbing and became the basis for the flights of vampiric fancy that took off in the Victorian age.

Producer: Clive Brill

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2010.


MON 18:45 Dermot Bolger - Haunting Women (b016pyp1)
The Linen Mill

The beautiful singing of a young girl is often heard in a Belfast office block but why is she doomed to haunt this building forever?

Inspired by some of Ireland's most renowned female ghosts, Haunting Women is a group of stories from across the centuries, reliving five tragic tales of women who are doomed to haunt the island for eternity.

Producer: Gemma McMullan

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2005


MON 19:00 Round the Horne (b00j05x7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 The Al Read Show (b00ctjz6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 Cadfael (b007k2mr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 R Austin Freeman - Thorndyke, Forensic Investigator (b01r73qn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 Brian Friel Stories (b01r746w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:15 Loose Ends (b01r4zmw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


MON 22:00 Just a Minute (b01r0dzt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 Hard to Tell (b016ldt6)
Series 1

Episode 4

Hard To Tell is a four part relationship comedy by Jonny Sweet (Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Newcomer 2009). who 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.

In episode 4, Tom's loyalty is tested to the full when he's forced to choose between supporting Ellen as a bridesmaid or indulging in an uninterrupted TV marathon of Jonathan Creek, season 2.

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


MON 23:00 The Now Show (b01r14tx)
Series 39

Episode 4

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis are joined by Jon Holmes, Laura Shavin, Nick Doody and Jonny & The Baptists to present a comic look at the week's news. Produced by Katie Tyrrell.


MON 23:30 The Museum of Curiosity (b015yt4k)
Series 4

Ince, Highfield, Edwards

Hosted by the Professor of Ignorance from the University of Buckingham John Lloyd C.B.E. and the intensely curious comedian Dave Gorman.

This week's guests:

Coming from a long line of vicars, Robin Ince is the UK's most rational comedian, and he tests his reason to the limit once every year by performing at least four shows a day at the Edinburgh fringe. His infamous Bad Book Club, which in which he invites his fellow comedians to celebrate awful literature, has become an institution, and his massive Christmas show Nine Lessons and Carols For Godless People is now a huge event, featuring the likes of Jarvis Cocker, Dara O Briain and Richard Dawkins.

Roger Highfield is a scientist, science author and the editor of New Scientist, but if you met him, you wouldn't immediately guess that science is his thing. He's jolly and worldly and has the hearty laugh of a comic supervillain. He first made his name as a scientist be being the first person ever to bounce a neutron off a soap bubble. Roger has written and co-written 9 best-selling science books, including a book on the hows and whys of Dolly the sheep, an explanation of the science of Harry Potter and a biography of Einstein.

Gareth Edwards is a filmmaker whose success and methods of achieving it have sent ripples of fear through the studios of Hollywood. His movie Monsters is an apocalyptic blockbuster which he made for one five hundredth of the budget for Avatar by shooting with a small, mobile team, hiring non-actors on the spot and using dazzling-but-cheap CGI effects.



TUESDAY 12 MARCH 2013

TUE 00:00 Terry Pratchett (b008p506)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 A Night with a Vampire (b00w1y0k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 00:45 Dermot Bolger - Haunting Women (b016pyp1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:45 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 Cadfael (b007k2mr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 R Austin Freeman - Thorndyke, Forensic Investigator (b01r73qn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 Alison and Maud (b007k244)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 Legal, Decent, Honest and Truthful (b007jsb8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 Wilkie Collins - No Name (b007jryr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 Brian Friel Stories (b01r746w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:15 Loose Ends (b01r4zmw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 Coming Alive (b00hlmm2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 Edge Falls (b00d74cz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 Cadfael (b007jl9z)
Monk's Hood

2. The Inheritance

Brother Cadfael fears the worst over the sickness of Shrewsbury Abbey's benefactor.

Ellis Peters's medieval thriller stars Philip Madoc as Brother Cadfael.

Sir Michael Hordern is the narrator.

From the Chronicles of Brother Cadfael, dramatised by Bert Coules.

Narrator ...... Sir Michael Hordern
Brother Cadfael ...... Phillip Madoc
Sergeant William Warden ...... Ian Hogg
Brother Mark ...... Ian Targett
Prior Robert ...... Geoffrey Whitehead
Brother Rees ...... Norman Jones
Rishildis Burnel ...... Pat Heywood
Elfrick ...... Mark Straker
Maerreg ...... Kenneth Price
Aldith ...... Jane Whittenshaw
Brother Edmund ...... Timothy Carlton
Edwin Gurney ...... Richard Pearce
Sybil Bellecott ...... Petra Markham
Edwy Bellecott ...... Stephen Garlick

Producer: Lissa Evans

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1991.


TUE 06:30 R Austin Freeman - Thorndyke, Forensic Investigator (b01r7bhp)
Series 2

Rex v Burnaby

At first glance it looked like a simple bullion robbery, but Thorndyke's investigations reveal that nothing is as it first appeared. Read by William Gaminara.

John Thorndyke, barrister and doctor of medicine, possesses an armoury of skills that equip him as the first scientifically plausible "forensic" detective. R. Austin Freeman, his creator, was himself a medic with an extensive knowledge of forensic medicine, and the solutions to the puzzles are completely plausible. In fact the scientific detail and authenticity of Thorndyke's investigations go much further than anything in the Holmes stories, though Freeman was happy to acknowledge his debt to Arthur Conan Doyle:

"A fellow doctor, Conan Doyle, had made a brilliant and well-deserved success by the creation of the immortal Sherlock Holmes. Considering that achievement, I asked myself whether it might not be possible to devise a detective story of a slightly different kind; one based on the science of Medical Jurisprudence, in which, by the sacrifice of a certain amount of dramatic effect, one could keep entirely within the facts of real life, with nothing fictitious excepting the persons and the events. I came to the conclusion that it was, and began to turn the idea over in my mind."

Thorndyke's work-life stretches over four decades from the early 1900s until the Second World War, a period during which Freeman wrote more than 20 novels and several collections of short stories, from which the six in this series are selected.

The reader William Gaminara is best known as pathologist Leo Dalton in the BBC's long-running series 'Silent Witness'.

Producer: John Taylor

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by Fiction Factory and first broadcast in 2013.


TUE 07:00 The Million Pound Radio Show (b009ppln)
Series 3

Episode 2

Changes at the BBC, and 007 is a new man. Andy Hamilton and Nick Revell's sharp humour. With Harry Enfield. From October 1987.


TUE 07:30 Elvenquest (b01r0gjg)
Series 4

The Underworld

The Questers are forced into the Underworld where they must find Penthiselea's mum to ask her an all important question that could finally lead them to the Sword of Asnagar.

Meanwhile, Lord Darkness faces a testing time too, when he tries to raise an army of the dead.

Starring:
Darren Boyd as Vidar
Louise Delamere as Penthiselea's mother
Kevin Eldon as Dean/Kreech
Dave Lamb as Amis/The Gatekeeper
Stephen Mangan as Sam
Alistair McGowan as Lord Darkness
and
Ingrid Oliver as Penthiselea

Written by Anil Gupta and Richard Pinto.

Producer: Sam Michell.


TUE 08:00 The Goon Show (b007jz4z)
Series 9

The Gold Plate Robbery

Ned Seagoon goes overseas to pursue some stolen booty, but can Bloodnok be far behind? Stars Spike Milligan. From February 1959.


TUE 08:30 The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter (b008gd6j)
Series 4

The Present

It's United Potter Day and author Gerald learns that surprises can be double-edged.

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

With Margot Boyd, Brian Haines and Pauline Letts.

Written by Basil Boothroyd.

Producer: Bobby Jaye

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1981.


TUE 09:00 The Now Show (b01r14tx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:30 The Personality Test (b00mbl3k)
Series 1

Jennie Bond

Former BBC Royal Correspondent Jennie Bond quizzes a panel about herself.

Sue Perkins, Alan Carr and Lucy Porter battle with queries based on Jenny'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 August 2006.


TUE 10:00 Wilkie Collins - The Moonstone (b01r7bhr)
Episode 1

Stolen from an Indian deity, a huge diamond is given to Rachel Verinder as she turns 18, but it disappears. Stars Eleanor Bron.


TUE 11:00 Brian Friel Stories (b01r7bm7)
My True Kinsman

Tom Burke's surprise encounter with his garrulous, forbidden grandfather sparks an unexpected connection. Read by Adrian Dunbar.


TUE 11:15 The Lady Detectives (b00cq1d6)
The Redhill Sisterhood

Autumn,1897: Victorian undercover agent Loveday Brooke investigates a group of nuns who appear to have forsaken their vows - and taken to burglary.

From the Golden Age of the crime short story, 'The Lady Detectives' is a series of four female sleuths to rival the great Sherlock himself.

Catherine Louisa Pirkis' mystery stars Gayanne Potter as Loveday Brooke, Paul Young as Inspector Gunning, Neil McKinven as Sergeant Blaine, Noreen Leighton as Sister Monica and Lucy Paterson as Sister Anna.

Dramatised by Roger Danes.

Producer: Patrick Rayner

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2005.


TUE 12:00 The Goon Show (b007jz4z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter (b008gd6j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 Cadfael (b007jl9z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 R Austin Freeman - Thorndyke, Forensic Investigator (b01r7bhp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 Elizabeth Gaskell - Mary Barton (b007jqf5)
Episode 2

Mary grows up and takes over the running of the Manchester household. Stars Emma Rydal and David Calder.


TUE 14:15 The Generation Gap (b00qsz6f)
Series 1: Respect

Funeral Directors

Series of programmes in which two people from different generations discuss a topic that reveals the changing nature of Britain.

The theme of the first five programmes is Respect.

Michael Ryan, a funeral director in Newport, and his daughter Louise - who, at 21, is the youngest female funeral director in the world - discuss whether changes in funeral styles mean that our respect for the dead has changed.

A Juniper production for BBC Radio 4.


TUE 14:30 Truman Capote - Breakfast at Tiffany's (b00898s7)
Episode 2

Young writer Paul Varjak gets to know girl-about-town Holly Golightly in 1940s New York. Read by Henry Goodman.


TUE 14:45 Ian Kelly - Casanova (b00qsvzq)
Episode 2

The young cleric's scandalous affair with a married woman leads to a flight to Constantinople. Read by Benedict Cumberbatch.


TUE 15:00 Wilkie Collins - The Moonstone (b01r7bhr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b01r7c3s)
Mel Giedroyc listens to Terry Pratchett's The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents, read by Omid Djalili. Plus a special preview of the 2013 BBC News School Report.


TUE 17:00 Second Thoughts (b00fnfnv)
Series 2

Maybe, Baby

Broody Faith fancies starting a second family - but does Bill?

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

Stars Lynda Bellingham as Faith, James Bolam as Bill, Kelda Holmes as Hannah, Norman Bird as Mr Burrows and Deborah Rowbottom as the Police Officer.

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

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

Producer: Sioned Wiliam

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1989.


TUE 17:30 The Million Pound Radio Show (b009ppln)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 18:00 Fantastic Journeys (b00h73hy)
The Door in the Wall by HG Wells

Daydreamer Lionel Wallace’s encounters with an unlocked door as a young child continue to prey on his mind as an adult.

At different times in his life, the door temptingly reappears. But when a golden opportunity arrives, is Lionel brave enough to turn his back on the world he knows for a better life?

Anton Lesser reads HG Wells' story.

Some of the best sci-fi/fantasy writers in a series of fantastic journeys featuring flights of fancy, time travel, magical transporters and alternate realities.

Abridged and produced by Gemma Jenkins.

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in February 2009.


TUE 18:30 A Night with a Vampire (b00w470z)
Series 1

The Family of the Vourdalak, by Alexis Tolstoy

Father Gorcha sets off on a mysterious mission in the mountains, but warns his family not to welcome him back - for he will be transformed...

Read by David Tennant.

Compelling story written by Leo Tolstoy's lesser-known brother Alexis.

Producer: Clive Brill

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2010.


TUE 18:45 Dermot Bolger - Haunting Women (b016q309)
The Wedding Bouquet

Could the tale of a tragic marriage from 1677 have implications for a couple tying the knot today? Stars Alison McKenna.


TUE 19:00 The Goon Show (b007jz4z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter (b008gd6j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 Cadfael (b007jl9z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 R Austin Freeman - Thorndyke, Forensic Investigator (b01r7bhp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 Brian Friel Stories (b01r7bm7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 21:15 The Lady Detectives (b00cq1d6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


TUE 22:00 Elvenquest (b01r0gjg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 World of Pub (b00cm91k)
Series 2

Episode 3

Dodgy Phil hatches a sporting scheme to improve the fortunes of Barry and Garry's bar.

Tony Roche's comedy about the world's worst pub in London's East End.

Dodgy Phil ...... John Thomson
Barry ...... Phil Cornwell
Garry ...... Alistair McGowan

With Debra Stephenson, Kim Wall and Tony Roche.

Special effects: Carl Phillips and Nick Romero.

Music: Bill Bailey

Producer: Jane Berthoud

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1999.


TUE 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b01rfrbz)
For two hours, six nights a week, the Comedy Club offers the best comedy around. Plus Tom Wrigglesworth is joined by Robin Ince.


TUE 23:00 I Think I've Got a Problem (b007ynmg)
Series 1

Episode 4

After getting a job at a supermarket, Tom finally proposes to Sadie, but first he must ask her father for permission.

Tom's "imaginary" band get in on the act. Will it all end with a song and a dance?

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 ..... Melody

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 August 2001.


TUE 23:30 Spats (b00cmjv7)
Series 2

Apathy v Effort

Comedian Luke Roberts tries to solve the big arguments using light entertainment. With Clare Wille. From July 2008.



WEDNESDAY 13 MARCH 2013

WED 00:00 Fantastic Journeys (b00h73hy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 A Night with a Vampire (b00w470z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 00:45 Dermot Bolger - Haunting Women (b016q309)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:45 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 Cadfael (b007jl9z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 R Austin Freeman - Thorndyke, Forensic Investigator (b01r7bhp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 The Now Show (b01r14tx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


WED 02:30 The Personality Test (b00mbl3k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 Wilkie Collins - The Moonstone (b01r7bhr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 Brian Friel Stories (b01r7bm7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:15 The Lady Detectives (b00cq1d6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 Second Thoughts (b00fnfnv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 The Million Pound Radio Show (b009ppln)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 Cadfael (b007jlbb)
Monk's Hood

3. Hunted

Medieval monk Brother Cadfael’s suspicions grow over who committed the murder.

Ellis Peters's medieval thriller stars Philip Madoc as Brother Cadfael.

Sir Michael Hordern is the narrator.

From the Chronicles of Brother Cadfael, dramatised by Bert Coules

Narrator ...... Sir Michael Hordern
Brother Cadfael ...... Phillip Madoc
Sergeant William Warden ...... Ian Hogg
Brother Mark ...... Ian Targett
Prior Robert ...... Geoffrey Whitehead
Brother Rees ...... Norman Jones
Rishildis Burnel ...... Pat Heywood
Elfrick ...... Mark Straker
Maerreg ...... Kenneth Price
Aldith ...... Jane Whittenshaw
Brother Edmund ...... Timothy Carlton
Edwin Gurney ...... Richard Pearce
Sybil Bellecott ...... Petra Markham
Edwy Bellecott ...... Stephen Garlick
Brother Petrus ...... Fraser Kerr
Brother Jerome ...... Andrew Wincott
Groom ...... Nigel Carrington

Producer: Lissa Evans

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1991.


WED 06:30 R Austin Freeman - Thorndyke, Forensic Investigator (b01r7ml4)
Series 2

The Stalking Horse

When Miss Dalby, a leading light in the suffragette movement, is accused of the murder of a man on a train, Thorndyke takes up the case for her defence. Read by William Gaminara.

John Thorndyke, barrister and doctor of medicine, possesses an armoury of skills that equip him as the first scientifically plausible "forensic" detective. R. Austin Freeman, his creator, was himself a medic with an extensive knowledge of forensic medicine, and the solutions to the puzzles are completely plausible. In fact the scientific detail and authenticity of Thorndyke's investigations go much further than anything in the Holmes stories, though Freeman was happy to acknowledge his debt to Arthur Conan Doyle:

"A fellow doctor, Conan Doyle, had made a brilliant and well-deserved success by the creation of the immortal Sherlock Holmes. Considering that achievement, I asked myself whether it might not be possible to devise a detective story of a slightly different kind; one based on the science of Medical Jurisprudence, in which, by the sacrifice of a certain amount of dramatic effect, one could keep entirely within the facts of real life, with nothing fictitious excepting the persons and the events. I came to the conclusion that it was, and began to turn the idea over in my mind."

Thorndyke's work-life stretches over four decades from the early 1900s until the Second World War, a period during which Freeman wrote more than 20 novels and several collections of short stories, from which the six in this series are selected.

The reader William Gaminara is best known as pathologist Leo Dalton in the BBC's long-running series 'Silent Witness'.

Producer: John Taylor

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by Fiction Factory and first broadcast in 2013.


WED 07:00 Fat Chance (b01byc68)
Better Wed Than Dead

It's Kelly's wedding day and the rest of the slimming club rally round to give her a day she'll never forget - though she may want to...

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 March 1999.


WED 07:30 Dilemma (b01r0h4y)
Series 2

Episode 3

Sue Perkins puts Dave Gorman, Anita Anand, Mark Evans and Jenny Eclair through the moral and ethical wringer.

Comedian Dave Gorman is cheating higher, faster and stronger; journalist Anita Anand deals with an unexpected guest; creator of Bleak Expectations Mark Evans gets a hand in the bush (but no birds); and comedian Jenny Eclair embraces dating in the digital age.

There are no "right" answers - but there are some deeply damning ones.

Devised by Danielle Ward.

Producer: Ed Morrish

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2013.


WED 08:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jyyw)
Cinderella Hancock

Bill bans the Lad from the National Film Ball, but then there's a knock at the door.

Starring Tony Hancock.

With Moira Lister, Bill Kerr, Sidney James, Dora Bryan, Paul Carpenter and Kenneth Williams.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music composed 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 January 1955.


WED 08:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00vdc3h)
Series 5

Episode 4

Greyhounds in conversation - and a trip to the South Pole.

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 David Hatch 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, Leon Cohen and Bill Oddie.

Producer: Humphrey Barclay.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in May 1967.


WED 09:00 Winston (b007qq36)
Winston Comes to Town

Line of Communication

Cunning rogue Winston has stowed away in a yellow removal van to follow the family to London.

Peter Tinniswood's bawdy comedy serial.

Winston ...... Bill Wallis
Father ...... Maurice Denham
Nancy ...... Shirley Dixon
Rosie ...... Liz Goulding
William ...... Christian Rodska

Director: Shaun MacLoughlin.

First broadcast on BBC Radio in January 1990.


WED 09:30 The Party Line (b0140lms)
Series 3

Episode 3

Wary MP Duncan Stonebridge leaves Westminster for a weekend of hell in his constituency. Stars James Fleet. From October 2008.


WED 10:00 Wilkie Collins - The Moonstone (b01r7ml6)
Episode 2

Is Rosanna hiding something and why is Rachel Verinder refusing to speak to Sergeant Cuff? Tragedy looms. Stars Kenneth Cranham.


WED 11:00 Brian Friel Stories (b01r7ml8)
Everything Neat and Tidy

Driving his mother-in-law to the clinic each week allows Johnny Barr to grieve for the ambitions of his youth, while Mrs Mac struggles to escape her own grief.


WED 11:15 The Lady Detectives (b00cq611)
Mr Bovey's Unexpected Will

Miss Florence Cusack, one of Victorian London's most clever and determined private consulting detectives, investigates a case where a man's fate depends on his weight in gold.

From the Golden Age of the crime short story, 'The Lady Detectives' is a series of four female sleuths to rival the great Sherlock himself.

LT Meade and Robert Eustace's mystery stars Elizabeth Conboy as Miss Cusack, Crawford Logan as Dr Lonsdale and Paul Young as Inspector Schilling.

Dramatised by Roger Danes.

Producer: Patrick Rayner

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2005.


WED 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jyyw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00vdc3h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 Cadfael (b007jlbb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 R Austin Freeman - Thorndyke, Forensic Investigator (b01r7ml4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 Elizabeth Gaskell - Mary Barton (b007jqfk)
Episode 3

Dreaming of a better life, Mary turns dressmaker and meets Margaret and her eccentric grandfather. Stars Emma Rydal.


WED 14:15 The Generation Gap (b00qzrl7)
Series 2: Sex

Agony Aunts

Series of programmes in which two people from different generations discuss a topic that reveals the changing nature of Britain.

The theme of the second series of five programmes is Sex.

Irma Kurtz, the original Cosmopolitan agony aunt, talks to her younger counterpart Simone Bienne, who works as a sex and relationship expert for various publications. How has the nature of problems changed?

A Juniper production for BBC Radio 4.


WED 14:30 Truman Capote - Breakfast at Tiffany's (b00899kj)
Episode 3

Fred upsets girl-about-town Holly, while a man from her Hollywood past arrives in New York. Read by Henry Goodman.


WED 14:45 Ian Kelly - Casanova (b00qsxf2)
Episode 3

Giacomo Casanova creates a stir at the French court of King Louis XV. Benedict Cumberbatch reads the libertine's biography.


WED 15:00 Wilkie Collins - The Moonstone (b01r7ml6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b01r7n1z)
Mel Giedroyc listens to the next episode in Terry Pratchett's The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents, read by Omid Djalili. Plus a special preview of BBC News School Report.


WED 17:00 No Commitments (b01r7mlb)
Series 11

Taking Chances

Victoria and Roger have money worries, while Anna has got a secret to keep for Emily. Stars Rosemary Leach. From February 2005.


WED 17:30 Fat Chance (b01byc68)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 18:00 Fantastic Journeys (b00hdf7m)
Fifty Cents by Tim Powers & James P Blaylock

Time and chance play tricks on George Lyle as he drives across the empty Arizona desert in search of a precious book.

Nathan Osgood reads Tim Powers & James P Blaylock's ingenious story involving murder and time travel.

Some of the best sci-fi/fantasy writers in a series of fantastic journeys featuring flights of fancy, time travel, magical transporters and alternate realities.

Abridged and produced by Gemma Jenkins.

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in February 2009.


WED 18:30 A Night with a Vampire (b00w47fh)
Series 1

The Horla, by Guy de Maupassant

After an unusual Brazilian ship enters the harbour - our hero suddenly begins to feel unwell, and starts to have feverish and disturbing visions.

Only too late does he discover the demonic nature of the South American ship's cargo...

Read by David Tennant.

Written by Guy de Maupassant.

Producer: Clive Brill

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2010.


WED 18:45 Dermot Bolger - Haunting Women (b016r25v)
The Waiting Wall

Grandmother Sarah returns to the village she grew up in, and relives the scandal and tragedy of her sister. Stars Doreen Keogh.


WED 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jyyw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00vdc3h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 Cadfael (b007jlbb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 R Austin Freeman - Thorndyke, Forensic Investigator (b01r7ml4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 Brian Friel Stories (b01r7ml8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 21:15 The Lady Detectives (b00cq611)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


WED 22:00 Dilemma (b01r0h4y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 Richard Herring's Objective (b00vhgc7)
Series 1

The St George's Flag

Comedian Richard Herring reclaims those things we have given a bad name to.

Today he's reclaiming the English National Flag from any associations with far right extremists. Why does the man and woman on the street have no idea when St George's day is? Who is St George?

Richard asks a vexillologist (flag expert) about how flags have come to symbolise nations.He also talks to anthropologist Kate Fox who has studied the behaviour of the English, about why the English are not natural flag waving patriots. The show was recorded in front of an audience.

Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2010.


WED 23:00 The Museum of Everything (b007k4j3)
Series 2

The Coach Trip

The Museum's annual away day heads to a medieval fayre in Chaversham.

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 April 2005.


WED 23:30 Old Harry's Game (b00wnp6m)
Series 6

Investigation

Still keen to know who killed her, Edith discovers why Satan resented Jesus - he didn't like his "holier than thou" attitude.

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, Felicity Montagu and Nick Revell.

Producer Paul Mayhew-Archer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2007.



THURSDAY 14 MARCH 2013

THU 00:00 Fantastic Journeys (b00hdf7m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 A Night with a Vampire (b00w47fh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 00:45 Dermot Bolger - Haunting Women (b016r25v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:45 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 Cadfael (b007jlbb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 R Austin Freeman - Thorndyke, Forensic Investigator (b01r7ml4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 Winston (b007qq36)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 The Party Line (b0140lms)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 Wilkie Collins - The Moonstone (b01r7ml6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 Brian Friel Stories (b01r7ml8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:15 The Lady Detectives (b00cq611)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 No Commitments (b01r7mlb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 Fat Chance (b01byc68)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 Cadfael (b007jlbp)
Monk's Hood

4. Mallilie

Confusion reigns in the hunt for the poisoner. Brother Cadfael has fresh suspicions.

Ellis Peters's medieval thriller stars Philip Madoc as Brother Cadfael.

Sir Michael Hordern is the narrator.

From the Chronicles of Brother Cadfael, dramatised by Bert Coules

Narrator ...... Sir Michael Hordern
Brother Cadfael ...... Phillip Madoc
Sergeant William Warden ...... Ian Hogg
Brother Mark ...... Ian Targett
Prior Robert ...... Geoffrey Whitehead
Martin Bellecott ...... Timothy Carlton
Edwin Gurney ...... Richard Pearce
Edwy Bellecott ...... Stephen Garlick
Brother Petrus ...... Fraser Kerr
Brother Rees ...... Norman Jones
Hugh Beringar ...... Alan Barker
Brother Simon ...... Michael Turner
Brother Barnabas ...... Terrence Edmond

Producer: Lissa Evans

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1991.


THU 06:30 Boxer and Doberman (b00wg37w)
Series 2

Murder Is Child's Play

When two rival Glasgow gang-leaders (and would-be children's authors) find themselves competing head-to-head for a prestigious literary award, it's up to Boxer and Doberman to stop full-scale gang warfare - especially with campaign to win "European City of Kindness".

Alastair Jessiman's comedy police drama features grizzled old-school detective, DI Bob Boxer - and his slightly less grizzled and more instinctive young sidekick, DS Shona Doberman.

It's a case of Taggart meet The Naked Gun as the duo take to the road in Boxer's arthritic Austin Princess...

DI Boxer ..... Finlay Welsh
DS Doberman ..... Anita Vettesse
Butcher Brawley ..... James Bryce
Rosa Caputo ..... Ann Scott Jones
"The Shadow" ..... Cameron McNee
Joe Macnamarra ..... Alastair Jessiman

Director: David Jackson Young

Made for BBC Radio 7 by BBC Scotland and first broadcast in 2010.


THU 07:00 Robin and Wendy's Wet Weekends (b0076svc)
Series 4

Autumn Crocus

Sitcom by Kay Stonham.

1/4. Autumn Crocus

Wendy is pregnant and extremely excited at the prospect of becoming a mother at last. Robin is panicking and trying to cram in all those things he wished he'd done before having a baby, like buy a motorbike!

Their next door neighbours, manic depressive Derek, and his bored younger wife, Maureen, are as ever being supportive, in their own special way.

Robin ...... Brian Capron
Wendy ...... Kay Stonham
Derek ...... Martin Trenaman
Maureen ...... Amelia Bullmore.


THU 07:30 Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation (b01r11wm)
Series 9

How to Be a Woman in the 21st Century

Stand by your radios! Jeremy Hardy returns to the airwaves with a broadcast of national comic import as he delves into the murky world of womanlitude. Expect polite language from the start.

Welcome to "Jeremy Hardy Speaks To The Nation", a series of debates in which Jeremy Hardy engages in a free and frank exchange of his entrenched views. Passionate, polemical, erudite and unable to sing, Jeremy returns with a new series of his show, famous for lines like -
"Kids should never be fashion slaves, especially in the Far East. My 12-year old daughter asked me for a new pair of trainers. I told her she was old enough to go out and make her own" and, "Islam is no weirder than Christianity. Both are just Judaism with the jokes taken out."

Few can forget where they were twenty years ago when they first heard "Jeremy Hardy Speaks To The Nation". The show was an immediate smash-hit success, causing pubs to empty on a Saturday night, which was particularly astonishing since the show went out on Thursdays. The Light Entertainment department was besieged, questions were asked in the House and Jeremy Hardy himself became known as the man responsible for the funniest show on radio since Money Box Live with Paul Lewis.

Since that fateful first series, Jeremy went on to win Sony Awards, Writers Guild nominations and a Nobel Prize for Chemistry.

The show is a Pozzitive production, and is produced by Jeremy's long-standing accomplice, David Tyler.

Written by Jeremy Hardy
Produced by David Tyler
A Pozzitive production for BBC Radio 4.


THU 08:00 It Sticks Out Half A Mile (b007jpvy)
The First Meeting

Pike and Hodges campaign to save the pier, while Uncle Arthur upsets Mavis

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
Fred Guthrie ...... Glynn Edwards

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 January 1984.


THU 08:30 Take It From Here (b016n7xj)
From 28/04/1955

Can Eth finally get her fiance Ron Glum up the aisle? Stars Jimmy Edwards, Dick Bentley and June Whitfield. From April 1955.


THU 09:00 The Fall of the Mausoleum Club (b007k44b)
Bleak Horse

Timothy Tamperton reports back on the stranger's death wish on the evil Joshua Farley. Stars Stephen Moore. From October 1988.


THU 09:30 Jest a Minute (b0183rrm)
Series 2

Episode 6

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

With Paul Tonkinson, Tom Wrigglesworth, Lloyd Langford and Chris Corcoran.

Producers: Paul Forde and Gareth Gwynn.

First broadcast on BBC Radio Wales in 2009.


THU 10:00 Wilkie Collins - The Moonstone (b01r80rw)
Episode 3

No clues for Sergeant Cuff. In London, Lady Verinder's poor relation, Miss Clack, takes up Rachel's story. Stars Marcia Warren.


THU 11:00 Brian Friel Stories (b01r80ry)
The Gold in the Sea

Old farmer Con's fishing trip off the Donegal coast sparks a story of a sunken ship and elusive treasure. Read by Adrian Dunbar.


THU 11:15 The Lady Detectives (b00cqf3n)
The Golden Slipper

The vivacious Miss Violet Strange shines in the best New York society. But, unknown to her friends, she's also a professional agency detective. Here, in a case from 1910, she investigates 'The Inseparables', four rich young women suspected of a series of thefts.

From the Golden Age of the crime short story, 'The Lady Detectives' is a series of four female sleuths to rival the great Sherlock himself.

Anna Green's mystery stars Teresa Gallagher as Violet Strange, Crawford Logan as Driscoll, Lesley Hart as Alicia and Gayanne Potter as Theresa.

Dramatised by Roger Danes.

Producer: Patrick Rayner

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2005.


THU 12:00 It Sticks Out Half A Mile (b007jpvy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 Take It From Here (b016n7xj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 Cadfael (b007jlbp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 Boxer and Doberman (b00wg37w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 Elizabeth Gaskell - Mary Barton (b007jqfw)
Episode 4

Jem longs for any sign of affection from Mary, and Carson's Mill catches fire. Stars Emma Rydal and David Calder.


THU 14:15 The Generation Gap (b00qzrj7)
Series 2: Sex

Gay Protest

Series of programmes in which two people from different generations discuss a topic that reveals the changing nature of Britain.

The theme of the second series of five programmes is Sex.

82-year-old gay rights campaigner Antony Grey was a pioneer. His counterpart is Bobby, a 22-year-old volunteer who goes into schools to help combat homophobic bullying. Laws about homosexuality may have changed, but have attitudes?

A Juniper production for BBC Radio 4.


THU 14:30 Truman Capote - Breakfast at Tiffany's (b0089btv)
Episode 4

Holly Golightly throws a party in New York, where Fred meets the glamorous Mag Wildwood. Read by Henry Goodman.


THU 14:45 Ian Kelly - Casanova (b00qt2hm)
Episode 4

Giacomo Casanova's intrigues in London lead him to a soaking in the Thames. Benedict Cumberbatch the libertine's biography.


THU 15:00 Wilkie Collins - The Moonstone (b01r80rw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b01r80s0)
Mel Giedroyc introduces the penultimate episode of Terry Pratchett's The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents, read by Omid Djalili. Plus a BBC News School Report.


THU 17:00 King Street Junior (b007jng7)
Series 8

Left Out, Roped In

Mrs Rudd champions playground "back to basics", while Mr Sims has an equally tough challenge.

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 Martin Davies.

Stars Karl Howman as Mr Sims, James Grout as the Headmaster, Tom Watson as Mr Holliday, Margaret John as Mrs Stone, Paul Copley as Mr Long, Deirdre Costello as Mrs Patterson, Vivienne Martin as Mrs Rudd, Marlene Sidaway as Miss Lewis, Moya O'Shea as Adele McAfee, Adam Searles as Nadeem and Nicky Skarott as Hopkins.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1995.


THU 17:30 Robin and Wendy's Wet Weekends (b0076svc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 18:00 Fantastic Journeys (b00hlb0h)
The Faery Handbag by Kelly Link

The story of Zofia Swink who claims to be over 200 years old.

She comes from a village which takes refuge in a magical handbag when real life becomes too dangerous.

Her distraught grand-daughter narrates this bizarre tale of loss...

Maggie Blake reads Kelly Link's story.

Some of the best sci-fi/fantasy writers in a series of fantastic journeys featuring flights of fancy, time travel, magical transporters and alternate realities.

Abridged and produced by Gemma Jenkins.

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in February 2009.


THU 18:30 A Night with a Vampire (b00w47nq)
Series 1

Luella Miller, by Mary E Wilkins Freeman

Luella Miller seems incapable of surviving on her own - so she calls on friends, relatives and lovers to help her.

And they all die - one by one - until there’s no one left to lift a finger to assist this most demanding of women.

Read by David Tennant.

Creepy tale set in small town America, written by Mary E Wilkins Freeman.

Producer: Clive Brill

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2010.


THU 18:45 Dermot Bolger - Haunting Women (b016r526)
The Shimmering Dress

In 19th-century Ireland, the beautiful Cecilia rejects the squire's advances. But can she ever escape him? Stars Alison McKenna.


THU 19:00 It Sticks Out Half A Mile (b007jpvy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 Take It From Here (b016n7xj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 Cadfael (b007jlbp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 Boxer and Doberman (b00wg37w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 Brian Friel Stories (b01r80ry)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


THU 21:15 The Lady Detectives (b00cqf3n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


THU 22:00 Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation (b01r11wm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 Newsjack (b01r80wj)
Series 8

Episode 5

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


THU 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b01rfrc1)
For two hours, six nights a week, the Comedy Club offers the best comedy around. Plus Tom Wrigglesworth has more from Robin Ince.


THU 23:00 The Secret World (b011qdpd)
Series 1

Episode 4

From Steve Wright to Ken Dodd, Jon Culshaw explores the bizarre private lives of famous folk. From May 2009.


THU 23:30 Revolting People (b007jrqj)
Series 1

Storm Clouds

The year is 1770 and Baltimore shopkeeper, Samuel Oliphant has much to worry about.

Historical sitcom written by Andy Hamilton and Jay Tarses.

Stars Jay Tarses as Samuel Oliphant, Andy Hamilton as Sergeant McGurk, Sophie Thompson as Mary Oliphant, James Fleet as Captain Brimshaw, Hugh Dennis as Ezekiel Spriggs, Felicity Montagu as Cora Oliphant, Tony Maudsley as Joshua Oliphant, Susie Blake as Mrs Arbuthnot.

With Penelope Nice and Michael Fenton Stevens.

Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2000.



FRIDAY 15 MARCH 2013

FRI 00:00 Fantastic Journeys (b00hlb0h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 A Night with a Vampire (b00w47nq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 00:45 Dermot Bolger - Haunting Women (b016r526)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:45 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 Cadfael (b007jlbp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 Boxer and Doberman (b00wg37w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 The Fall of the Mausoleum Club (b007k44b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 Jest a Minute (b0183rrm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 Wilkie Collins - The Moonstone (b01r80rw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 Brian Friel Stories (b01r80ry)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:15 The Lady Detectives (b00cqf3n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 King Street Junior (b007jng7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 Robin and Wendy's Wet Weekends (b0076svc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 Cadfael (b007jlbz)
Monk's Hood

5. Judgement

With a fresh arrest made for murder, Brother Cadfael is keen to see justice delivered.

Conclusion of Ellis Peters's medieval thriller starring Philip Madoc as Brother Cadfael.

Sir Michael Hordern is the narrator.

From the Chronicles of Brother Cadfael, dramatised by Bert Coules.

Narrator ...... Sir Michael Hordern
Brother Cadfael ...... Phillip Madoc
Sergeant William Warden ...... Ian Hogg
Brother Mark ...... Ian Targett
Prior Robert ...... Geoffrey Whitehead
Martin Bellecott ...... Timothy Carlton
Edwin Gurney ...... Richard Pearce
Edwy Bellecott ...... Stephen Garlick
Brother Petrus ...... Fraser Kerr
The Judge ...... Norman Jones
Hugh Beringar ...... Alan Barker
Maerreg ...... Kenneth Price
Brother Simon ...... Michael Turner
Brother Barnabas ...... Terrence Edmond
Father Heribert ...... Timothy Bateson

Producer: Lissa Evans

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1991.


FRI 06:30 Boxer and Doberman (b00wh02c)
Series 2

The Black Widow

When Boxer and Doberman are called to investigate the brutal murder of a popular Scottish actor, they become entangled (as you do) in a web of intrigue.

Things get even stickier when Boxer seems to fall for the murdered man's widow - seductive breakfast TV star Marion Swann. Doberman's suspicions are aroused. Boxer is just aroused...

Alastair Jessiman's comedy police drama features grizzled old-school, cardigan-wearing detective, DI Bob Boxer - and more instinctive, BlackBerry-wielding young sidekick, DS Shona Doberman.

Listen out for a blink-and-you-miss-it cameo from one of the stars of the show which "inspired" Boxer and Doberman - ITV's Taggart. (Clue: his appearance is a tea-time treat...)

DI Boxer ..... Finlay Welsh
DS Doberman ..... Anita Vettesse
Marion Swann ..... Juliet Cadzow
Mackenzie Baxter ..... Sean Scanlan
Joe Macnamarra ..... Alastair Jessiman

Director: David Jackson Young

Made for BBC Radio 7 by BBC Scotland and first broadcast in 2010.


FRI 07:00 The Right Time (b009v5dn)
Series 2

Episode 1

From the perils of seduction to topless sunbathing. 40 is the new 21.

Sketch show about life, written and performed by people who have lived a bit.

Stars Eleanor Bron, Graeme Garden, Neil Innes, Paula Wilcox, Clive Swift and Roger Blake.

Written by Graeme Garden, Neil Innes, John Pidgeon, Jan Etherington, Julie Balloo and Ramone Towers.

Music by Ronnie & The Rex.
Producer: Helen Williams
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2002.


FRI 07:30 Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section (b01r51fb)
Series 2

Charlie Baker

Comedy show hosted by Alex Horne and his five piece band and specially written, original music.

This episode explores the theme of love including songs on chat up lines and romance in Bognor as well as a foray into drum and bass and a look at the history of the flute.

Guest starring: Charlie Baker who deconstructs a classic love song.

Alex's Horne Section are:

Trumpet/banjo .... Joe Auckland
Saxophone/clarinet ....Mark Brown
Double Bass/Bass .... Will Collier
Drums and Percussion .... Ben Reynolds
Piano/keyboard .... Ed Sheldrake

Producer: Julia McKenzie.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2013.


FRI 08:00 The TV Lark (b01bn40m)
House of Commons

Troutbridge TV must transmit a Party Political Broadcast. And Phillips is off to a ball.

After 4 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?

However, after just 10 episodes, this proved to be only a temporary change of course for the crew of HMS Troutbridge - as the crew were soon back aboard 'The Navy Lark'.

Stars Jon Pertwee as the Floor Manager, Leslie Phillips as The Director, Stephen Murray as the Producer, Ronnie Barker as Fatso Johnson and Richard Caldicote as the Deputy Controller.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in February 1963.


FRI 08:30 Much Binding in the Marsh (b015f9b7)
From 03/05/1950

With fresh London premises, the staff must recruit a new secretary.

Starring Kenneth Horne and Richard 'Stinker' Murdoch.

With Sam Costa, Maurice Denham, Diana Morrison and Barbara Leigh.

Much Binding in the Marsh ran from 1944 to 1954 initially set at a remote RAF station before being converted to a country club and later the action moved to a newspaper. (The show also ran for a season with commercial breaks on Radio Luxembourg).

Written by Richard Murdoch and Kenneth Horne.

Music by the Augmented Dance Orchestra conducted by Stanley Black.

Producer: Leslie Bridgemont

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in May 1950.


FRI 09:00 Tony's (b00tdlr8)
Series 1

The Italian Connection

The salon and owner are attacked by gangsters, but can a cousin speak their language? Stars Victor Spinetti. From November 1979.


FRI 09:30 The Brothers (b00p2z5w)
Series 2

Episode 4

Zorro saves the day for the dysfunctional web designers, or does he? Stars Adam Godley and Pauline McLynn. From October 2005.


FRI 10:00 Wilkie Collins - The Moonstone (b01r81tv)
Episode 4

Determined to solve the mystery of the diamond, Blake makes a shocking discovery and sets up a re-enactment. Stars Paul Rhys.


FRI 11:00 Brian Friel Stories (b01r81tx)
The Death of a Scientific Humanist

When her brother Cormac is refused burial on consecrated ground, Angela Cassidy must make other plans. Read by Adrian Dunbar.


FRI 11:15 The Lady Detectives (b00cql2n)
The Law and the Lady

From the author of 'The Woman in White' and 'The Moonstone', the sensational, Gothic tale of Valeria Woodville's quest to clear her husband of murdering his first wife.

From the Golden Age of the crime short story, 'The Lady Detectives' is a series of four female sleuths to rival the great Sherlock himself.

Wilkie Collins' mystery stars Abigail Docherty as Valeria Woodville, Richard Conlon as Eustace and Ralph Riach as the Reverend Starkweather.

Dramatised by Roger Danes.

Producer: Patrick Rayner

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2005.


FRI 12:00 The TV Lark (b01bn40m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 Much Binding in the Marsh (b015f9b7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 Cadfael (b007jlbz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 Boxer and Doberman (b00wh02c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 Elizabeth Gaskell - Mary Barton (b007jqg8)
Episode 5

Mill workers are laid off, and a desperately poor family is found barely alive in a cellar. Stars Emma Rydal and Roy Hudd.


FRI 14:15 The Generation Gap (b00qzrj9)
Series 2: Sex

Beauty Queens

Series of programmes in which two people from different generations discuss a topic that reveals the changing nature of Britain.

The theme of the second series of five programmes is Sex.

Lesley Langley, who was Miss UK and crowned Miss World in 1965, compares notes about her experiences with the 2010 Miss England, Katrina Hodge, who is known as Combat Barbie as she is a lance corporal in the army.

A Juniper production for BBC Radio 4.


FRI 14:30 Truman Capote - Breakfast at Tiffany's (b008900m)
Episode 5

Budding New York author Paul gets a job, but is still captivated by girl-about-town Holly Golightly. Truman Capote's New York novel. Read by Henry Goodman.


FRI 14:45 Ian Kelly - Casanova (b00qtpnw)
Episode 5

The Italian libertine goes to a ball in St Petersburg, but meeting Catherine the Great proves fruitless. Read by Benedict Cumberbatch.


FRI 15:00 Wilkie Collins - The Moonstone (b01r81tv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b01r823l)
Mel Giedroyc concludes Terry Pratchett's The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents, read by Omid Djalili. Plus the last in our special previews of BBC News School Report.


FRI 17:00 For Better or for Worse (b00g2glt)
Series 1

Episode 1

Dithering Bernard tries to get engaged to his flighty partner Iris. Will she manage to persuade Bernard to buy her an engagement ring at last?

Gorden Kaye and Su Pollard star in Vince Powell’s sitcom about the turbulent relationship of an odd couple.

Iris ...... Su Pollard
Bernard ...... Gorden Kaye
Wilf ...... David Ross
Daisy ...... Paula Tilbrook
Mr Foley ...... Peter Wheeler
Mr Matthews ...... John Jardine
Miss Parker ...... Julie Higginson

Writer Vince Powell (1928–2009) scripted a number of popular TV sitcoms including Love Thy Neighbour, For the Love of Ada and Never Mind the Quality, Feel the Width.

Producer: Mike Craig

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in February 1993.


FRI 17:30 The Right Time (b009v5dn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 18:00 Fantastic Journeys (b00hql36)
Peter F Hamilton - If At First ...

Some of the very best classic and contemporary sci-fi and fantasy writers come together in this series of four fantastic journeys featuring flights of fancy, time travel, magical transporters and alternate realities

How does multi-millionaire businessman, Marcus Orthew, always manage to stay one step ahead of the game - he refers to the names of technological devices before they've been invented; he seems to have an uncanny knack of being able to predict the downfall of high-profile public figures years before the event? Detective Inspector, David Lanson, is interviews a suspect arrested for stalking the multi-millionaire. During the course of this interrogation, Orthew's incredible story is revealed.

Written by Peter F. Hamilton.

Read by Sam Dale.

Series abridged and produced by Gemma Jenkins.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 7 in 2009.


FRI 18:30 A Night with a Vampire (b00w47nx)
Series 1

Clarimonde, by Theophile Gautier

As a young man approaches his first moments as a priest, his eyes glance to heaven and see leaning over the sanctuary railing a young woman of extraordinary beauty. And so begins a sensational struggle for his soul......

Read by David Tennant.

Written by Theophile Gautier.

Producer: Clive Brill

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2010.


FRI 18:45 Dermot Bolger - Haunting Women (b016q02f)
The Riding Crop

A bitter dispute between sisters 200 years ago means a precious wedding gift must be cared for in the present.


FRI 19:00 The TV Lark (b01bn40m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 Much Binding in the Marsh (b015f9b7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 Cadfael (b007jlbz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 Boxer and Doberman (b00wh02c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Brian Friel Stories (b01r81tx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 21:15 The Lady Detectives (b00cql2n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


FRI 22:00 Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section (b01r51fb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 Armando Iannucci's Charm Offensive (b00djnq1)
Series 1

Episode 6

The funny man's radio drop-in centre tackles the Blairs, Paula Radcliffe and Anne Robinson. With Alexei Sayle.


FRI 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b01rk97s)
For two hours, six nights a week, the Comedy Club offers the best comedy around. Plus Arthur Smith is joined by Andy Parsons.


FRI 23:00 Knowing Me, Knowing You (b009326q)
Episode 1

A-ha! Legendary squirm-inducing chat show hosted by Norwich's finest son, Alan Partridge.

With his guests: novelist Lawrence Camley, feminist Ally Tennant and Carnaby Street's Mr Boutique, Adam Wells.

Classic chat from On the Hour's supreme sports reporter and his guests from the world of theatre, politics and emotional tragedy.

With thanks to Alan's chief researcher Steve Coogan

Assistant researchers:

Patrick Marber
Rebecca Front
Doon Mackichan
David Schneider.

Producer: Armando lannucci

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1992.


FRI 23:30 The Simon Day Show (b010dw09)
Series 1

Geoffrey Allerton

Simon Day and his characters welcome listeners to The Mallard, a small provincial theatre somewhere in the UK. Each week one of Simon's characters come to perform at The Mallard and we hear the highlights of that night's show along with the backstage and front-of-house goings on at the theatre itself.

In show one the theatre is visited by acclaimed Yorkshire poet, Geoffrey Allerton (Simon Day). Geoffrey reads poems and excerpts from his recent memoir "Marking Time" and struggles to get a hot meal from sound and lighting technician, Goose (Felix Dexter). Meanwhile in the bar two local mums are getting to know each other over several bottles of wine.

Cast list:

Geoffrey Allerton ..... Simon Day
Anna / Claire ..... Catherine Shepherd
Sarah ..... Arabella Weir
Goose ..... Felix Dexter
Ron Bone ..... Simon Greenall

Written by Simon Day
Produced by Colin Anderson.




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

A Night with a Vampire 18:30 MON (b00w1y0k)

A Night with a Vampire 00:30 TUE (b00w1y0k)

A Night with a Vampire 18:30 TUE (b00w470z)

A Night with a Vampire 00:30 WED (b00w470z)

A Night with a Vampire 18:30 WED (b00w47fh)

A Night with a Vampire 00:30 THU (b00w47fh)

A Night with a Vampire 18:30 THU (b00w47nq)

A Night with a Vampire 00:30 FRI (b00w47nq)

A Night with a Vampire 18:30 FRI (b00w47nx)

A Short History of Gothic 18:30 SUN (b00pkvkc)

A Short History of Gothic 00:30 MON (b00pkvkc)

Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section 17:30 SAT (b01r0c5r)

Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section 05:30 SUN (b01r0c5r)

Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section 07:30 FRI (b01r51fb)

Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section 22:00 FRI (b01r51fb)

Alf Proysen - Mrs Pepperpot 09:30 SUN (b00pd7cw)

Alf Proysen - Mrs Pepperpot 17:00 SUN (b00pd7cw)

Alf Proysen - Mrs Pepperpot 05:30 MON (b00pd7cw)

Alison and Maud 09:00 MON (b007k244)

Alison and Maud 02:00 TUE (b007k244)

Another Case of Milton Jones 07:30 SUN (b00fgq3d)

Another Case of Milton Jones 22:00 SUN (b00fgq3d)

Armando Iannucci's Charm Offensive 22:30 FRI (b00djnq1)

Barbed Wire Ballads 07:30 SAT (b0076rrr)

Boxer and Doberman 06:30 THU (b00wg37w)

Boxer and Doberman 13:30 THU (b00wg37w)

Boxer and Doberman 20:30 THU (b00wg37w)

Boxer and Doberman 01:30 FRI (b00wg37w)

Boxer and Doberman 06:30 FRI (b00wh02c)

Boxer and Doberman 13:30 FRI (b00wh02c)

Boxer and Doberman 20:30 FRI (b00wh02c)

Brian Friel Season 22:00 SAT (b01r54m8)

Brian Friel Season 07:15 SUN (b01r55mw)

Brian Friel Season 10:45 SUN (b01r55mm)

Brian Friel Season 11:30 SUN (b01r55mr)

Brian Friel Season 13:15 SUN (b01r55mw)

Brian Friel Season 13:30 SUN (b01r55mt)

Brian Friel Season 21:45 SUN (b01r55mm)

Brian Friel Season 01:45 MON (b01r55mm)

Brian Friel Season 03:30 MON (b01r55mt)

Brian Friel Stories 11:00 MON (b01r746w)

Brian Friel Stories 21:00 MON (b01r746w)

Brian Friel Stories 04:00 TUE (b01r746w)

Brian Friel Stories 11:00 TUE (b01r7bm7)

Brian Friel Stories 21:00 TUE (b01r7bm7)

Brian Friel Stories 04:00 WED (b01r7bm7)

Brian Friel Stories 11:00 WED (b01r7ml8)

Brian Friel Stories 21:00 WED (b01r7ml8)

Brian Friel Stories 04:00 THU (b01r7ml8)

Brian Friel Stories 11:00 THU (b01r80ry)

Brian Friel Stories 21:00 THU (b01r80ry)

Brian Friel Stories 04:00 FRI (b01r80ry)

Brian Friel Stories 11:00 FRI (b01r81tx)

Brian Friel Stories 21:00 FRI (b01r81tx)

Cadfael 06:00 MON (b007k2mr)

Cadfael 13:00 MON (b007k2mr)

Cadfael 20:00 MON (b007k2mr)

Cadfael 01:00 TUE (b007k2mr)

Cadfael 06:00 TUE (b007jl9z)

Cadfael 13:00 TUE (b007jl9z)

Cadfael 20:00 TUE (b007jl9z)

Cadfael 01:00 WED (b007jl9z)

Cadfael 06:00 WED (b007jlbb)

Cadfael 13:00 WED (b007jlbb)

Cadfael 20:00 WED (b007jlbb)

Cadfael 01:00 THU (b007jlbb)

Cadfael 06:00 THU (b007jlbp)

Cadfael 13:00 THU (b007jlbp)

Cadfael 20:00 THU (b007jlbp)

Cadfael 01:00 FRI (b007jlbp)

Cadfael 06:00 FRI (b007jlbz)

Cadfael 13:00 FRI (b007jlbz)

Cadfael 20:00 FRI (b007jlbz)

Charlotte Bronte - The Professor 06:00 SUN (b00m9jbj)

Charlotte Bronte - The Professor 12:00 SUN (b00m9jbj)

Christopher Coake - You Came Back 01:30 SAT (b01r2wd7)

Coming Alive 17:00 MON (b00hlmm2)

Coming Alive 05:00 TUE (b00hlmm2)

Dermot Bolger - Haunting Women 18:45 MON (b016pyp1)

Dermot Bolger - Haunting Women 00:45 TUE (b016pyp1)

Dermot Bolger - Haunting Women 18:45 TUE (b016q309)

Dermot Bolger - Haunting Women 00:45 WED (b016q309)

Dermot Bolger - Haunting Women 18:45 WED (b016r25v)

Dermot Bolger - Haunting Women 00:45 THU (b016r25v)

Dermot Bolger - Haunting Women 18:45 THU (b016r526)

Dermot Bolger - Haunting Women 00:45 FRI (b016r526)

Dermot Bolger - Haunting Women 18:45 FRI (b016q02f)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:00 SUN (b01r55mk)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:00 SUN (b01r55mk)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 01:00 MON (b01r55mk)

Dilemma 07:30 WED (b01r0h4y)

Dilemma 22:00 WED (b01r0h4y)

Doctor at Large 08:00 SUN (b009s9n7)

Doctor at Large 15:00 SUN (b009s9n7)

Doctor at Large 20:00 SUN (b009s9n7)

Doctor at Large 03:00 MON (b009s9n7)

Dorothy Whipple - The Closed Door 04:00 SAT (b016z738)

Double Trouble 19:30 SUN (b007jpp8)

Double Trouble 02:30 MON (b007jpp8)

Edge Falls 07:00 MON (b00d74cz)

Edge Falls 17:30 MON (b00d74cz)

Edge Falls 05:30 TUE (b00d74cz)

Elephants to Catch Eels 05:30 SAT (b00vsx4v)

Elizabeth Gaskell - Mary Barton 14:00 MON (b007jqdv)

Elizabeth Gaskell - Mary Barton 14:00 TUE (b007jqf5)

Elizabeth Gaskell - Mary Barton 14:00 WED (b007jqfk)

Elizabeth Gaskell - Mary Barton 14:00 THU (b007jqfw)

Elizabeth Gaskell - Mary Barton 14:00 FRI (b007jqg8)

Elvenquest 07:30 TUE (b01r0gjg)

Elvenquest 22:00 TUE (b01r0gjg)

Fantastic Journeys 18:00 TUE (b00h73hy)

Fantastic Journeys 00:00 WED (b00h73hy)

Fantastic Journeys 18:00 WED (b00hdf7m)

Fantastic Journeys 00:00 THU (b00hdf7m)

Fantastic Journeys 18:00 THU (b00hlb0h)

Fantastic Journeys 00:00 FRI (b00hlb0h)

Fantastic Journeys 18:00 FRI (b00hql36)

Fat Chance 07:00 WED (b01byc68)

Fat Chance 17:30 WED (b01byc68)

Fat Chance 05:30 THU (b01byc68)

For Better or for Worse 17:00 FRI (b00g2glt)

Francis Turnly - Lullaby 18:00 SUN (b00d7jh3)

Francis Turnly - Lullaby 00:00 MON (b00d7jh3)

Garrison Keillor's Radio Show 08:00 SAT (b00z6dsj)

Garrison Keillor's Radio Show 15:00 SAT (b00z6dsj)

Garrison Keillor's Radio Show 01:00 SUN (b00z6dsj)

HP Lovecraft - At the Mountains of Madness 00:30 SAT (b00vnf09)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:00 WED (b007jyyw)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:00 WED (b007jyyw)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:00 WED (b007jyyw)

Hard to Tell 22:30 MON (b016ldt6)

How Tickled Am I? 17:30 SUN (b007lmc0)

I Think I've Got a Problem 23:00 TUE (b007ynmg)

I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again, Again 09:00 SAT (b01r5495)

I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again, Again 19:00 SAT (b01r5495)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 08:30 WED (b00vdc3h)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 12:30 WED (b00vdc3h)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 19:30 WED (b00vdc3h)

Ian Kelly - Casanova 14:45 MON (b00qsc98)

Ian Kelly - Casanova 14:45 TUE (b00qsvzq)

Ian Kelly - Casanova 14:45 WED (b00qsxf2)

Ian Kelly - Casanova 14:45 THU (b00qt2hm)

Ian Kelly - Casanova 14:45 FRI (b00qtpnw)

It Sticks Out Half A Mile 08:00 THU (b007jpvy)

It Sticks Out Half A Mile 12:00 THU (b007jpvy)

It Sticks Out Half A Mile 19:00 THU (b007jpvy)

Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation 07:30 THU (b01r11wm)

Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation 22:00 THU (b01r11wm)

Jest a Minute 09:30 THU (b0183rrm)

Jest a Minute 02:30 FRI (b0183rrm)

John Mortimer - The Antisocial Behaviour of Horace Rumpole 13:15 SAT (b01r54c7)

John Mortimer - The Antisocial Behaviour of Horace Rumpole 03:15 SUN (b01r54c7)

Just a Minute 07:30 MON (b01r0dzt)

Just a Minute 22:00 MON (b01r0dzt)

King Street Junior 17:00 THU (b007jng7)

King Street Junior 05:00 FRI (b007jng7)

Knowing Me, Knowing You 23:00 FRI (b009326q)

Legal, Decent, Honest and Truthful 09:30 MON (b007jsb8)

Legal, Decent, Honest and Truthful 02:30 TUE (b007jsb8)

Little Blighty on the Down 05:00 SAT (b007jxwl)

Loose Ends 11:15 MON (b01r4zmw)

Loose Ends 21:15 MON (b01r4zmw)

Loose Ends 04:15 TUE (b01r4zmw)

Martyn Wade - A Home of Their Own 04:15 SAT (b00b4038)

Mel's Mix: The Best of The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 SUN (b01r55my)

Michael Bentine - The Reluctant Jester 11:00 SUN (b01r55mp)

Michael Bentine - The Reluctant Jester 19:00 SUN (b01r55mp)

Michael Bentine - The Reluctant Jester 02:00 MON (b01r55mp)

Miguel de Cervantes - Don Quixote 06:00 SAT (b007k0d1)

Miguel de Cervantes - Don Quixote 16:00 SAT (b007k0d1)

Miguel de Cervantes - Don Quixote 04:00 SUN (b007k0d1)

Miss Marple 01:00 SAT (b010330g)

Much Binding in the Marsh 14:00 SAT (b007jx21)

Much Binding in the Marsh 08:30 FRI (b015f9b7)

Much Binding in the Marsh 12:30 FRI (b015f9b7)

Much Binding in the Marsh 19:30 FRI (b015f9b7)

Newsjack 23:00 SUN (b01r2vl0)

Newsjack 22:30 THU (b01r80wj)

No Commitments 17:00 WED (b01r7mlb)

No Commitments 05:00 THU (b01r7mlb)

Old Harry's Game 23:30 WED (b00wnp6m)

R Austin Freeman - Thorndyke, Forensic Investigator 06:30 MON (b01r73qn)

R Austin Freeman - Thorndyke, Forensic Investigator 13:30 MON (b01r73qn)

R Austin Freeman - Thorndyke, Forensic Investigator 20:30 MON (b01r73qn)

R Austin Freeman - Thorndyke, Forensic Investigator 01:30 TUE (b01r73qn)

R Austin Freeman - Thorndyke, Forensic Investigator 06:30 TUE (b01r7bhp)

R Austin Freeman - Thorndyke, Forensic Investigator 13:30 TUE (b01r7bhp)

R Austin Freeman - Thorndyke, Forensic Investigator 20:30 TUE (b01r7bhp)

R Austin Freeman - Thorndyke, Forensic Investigator 01:30 WED (b01r7bhp)

R Austin Freeman - Thorndyke, Forensic Investigator 06:30 WED (b01r7ml4)

R Austin Freeman - Thorndyke, Forensic Investigator 13:30 WED (b01r7ml4)

R Austin Freeman - Thorndyke, Forensic Investigator 20:30 WED (b01r7ml4)

R Austin Freeman - Thorndyke, Forensic Investigator 01:30 THU (b01r7ml4)

Revolting People 23:30 THU (b007jrqj)

Richard Herring's Objective 22:30 WED (b00vhgc7)

Robin and Wendy's Wet Weekends 07:00 THU (b0076svc)

Robin and Wendy's Wet Weekends 17:30 THU (b0076svc)

Robin and Wendy's Wet Weekends 05:30 FRI (b0076svc)

Rosemary Sutcliff - The Eagle of the Ninth 09:00 SUN (b00sjm9c)

Rosemary Sutcliff - The Eagle of the Ninth 16:30 SUN (b00sjm9c)

Rosemary Sutcliff - The Eagle of the Ninth 05:00 MON (b00sjm9c)

Round the Horne 08:00 MON (b00j05x7)

Round the Horne 12:00 MON (b00j05x7)

Round the Horne 19:00 MON (b00j05x7)

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

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

Second Thoughts 17:00 TUE (b00fnfnv)

Second Thoughts 05:00 WED (b00fnfnv)

Spats 23:30 TUE (b00cmjv7)

Take It From Here 14:30 SAT (b016951g)

Take It From Here 08:30 THU (b016n7xj)

Take It From Here 12:30 THU (b016n7xj)

Take It From Here 19:30 THU (b016n7xj)

Terry Pratchett 00:00 SAT (b008pc0b)

Terry Pratchett 18:00 MON (b008p506)

Terry Pratchett 00:00 TUE (b008p506)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 MON (b01r797n)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 TUE (b01r7c3s)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 WED (b01r7n1z)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 THU (b01r80s0)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 FRI (b01r823l)

The Al Read Show 08:30 MON (b00ctjz6)

The Al Read Show 12:30 MON (b00ctjz6)

The Al Read Show 19:30 MON (b00ctjz6)

The Brothers 02:30 SAT (b00ny721)

The Brothers 09:30 FRI (b00p2z5w)

The Cazalets - Omnibus 12:00 SAT (b01r5497)

The Cazalets - Omnibus 02:00 SUN (b01r5497)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 TUE (b01rfrbz)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 THU (b01rfrc1)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 FRI (b01rk97s)

The Fall of the Mausoleum Club 09:00 THU (b007k44b)

The Fall of the Mausoleum Club 02:00 FRI (b007k44b)

The Generation Gap 14:15 MON (b00qszyx)

The Generation Gap 14:15 TUE (b00qsz6f)

The Generation Gap 14:15 WED (b00qzrl7)

The Generation Gap 14:15 THU (b00qzrj7)

The Generation Gap 14:15 FRI (b00qzrj9)

The Goon Show 08:00 TUE (b007jz4z)

The Goon Show 12:00 TUE (b007jz4z)

The Goon Show 19:00 TUE (b007jz4z)

The Harpoon 23:30 SUN (b00cq60w)

The Lady Detectives 11:15 TUE (b00cq1d6)

The Lady Detectives 21:15 TUE (b00cq1d6)

The Lady Detectives 04:15 WED (b00cq1d6)

The Lady Detectives 11:15 WED (b00cq611)

The Lady Detectives 21:15 WED (b00cq611)

The Lady Detectives 04:15 THU (b00cq611)

The Lady Detectives 11:15 THU (b00cqf3n)

The Lady Detectives 21:15 THU (b00cqf3n)

The Lady Detectives 04:15 FRI (b00cqf3n)

The Lady Detectives 11:15 FRI (b00cql2n)

The Lady Detectives 21:15 FRI (b00cql2n)

The Man in Black 18:00 SAT (b00yw4bc)

The Man in Black 00:00 SUN (b00yw4bc)

The Men from the Ministry 08:30 SUN (b00z66dq)

The Men from the Ministry 15:30 SUN (b00z66dq)

The Men from the Ministry 20:30 SUN (b00z66dq)

The Million Pound Radio Show 07:00 TUE (b009ppln)

The Million Pound Radio Show 17:30 TUE (b009ppln)

The Million Pound Radio Show 05:30 WED (b009ppln)

The Museum of Curiosity 23:30 MON (b015yt4k)

The Museum of Everything 23:00 WED (b007k4j3)

The Now Show 23:00 MON (b01r14tx)

The Now Show 09:00 TUE (b01r14tx)

The Now Show 02:00 WED (b01r14tx)

The Party Line 09:30 WED (b0140lms)

The Party Line 02:30 THU (b0140lms)

The Personality Test 09:30 TUE (b00mbl3k)

The Personality Test 02:30 WED (b00mbl3k)

The Right Time 07:00 FRI (b009v5dn)

The Right Time 17:30 FRI (b009v5dn)

The Secret World 23:00 THU (b011qdpd)

The Simon Day Show 23:30 FRI (b010dw09)

The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter 08:30 TUE (b008gd6j)

The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter 12:30 TUE (b008gd6j)

The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter 19:30 TUE (b008gd6j)

The Sofa of Time 22:30 SUN (b00j0hqt)

The TV Lark 08:00 FRI (b01bn40m)

The TV Lark 12:00 FRI (b01bn40m)

The TV Lark 19:00 FRI (b01bn40m)

Tony's 02:00 SAT (b007k2tv)

Tony's 09:00 FRI (b00tdlr8)

Truman Capote - Breakfast at Tiffany's 14:30 MON (b00890l3)

Truman Capote - Breakfast at Tiffany's 14:30 TUE (b00898s7)

Truman Capote - Breakfast at Tiffany's 14:30 WED (b00899kj)

Truman Capote - Breakfast at Tiffany's 14:30 THU (b0089btv)

Truman Capote - Breakfast at Tiffany's 14:30 FRI (b008900m)

Wilkie Collins - No Name 03:00 SAT (b007jrw2)

Wilkie Collins - No Name 10:00 MON (b007jryr)

Wilkie Collins - No Name 15:00 MON (b007jryr)

Wilkie Collins - No Name 03:00 TUE (b007jryr)

Wilkie Collins - The Moonstone 10:00 TUE (b01r7bhr)

Wilkie Collins - The Moonstone 15:00 TUE (b01r7bhr)

Wilkie Collins - The Moonstone 03:00 WED (b01r7bhr)

Wilkie Collins - The Moonstone 10:00 WED (b01r7ml6)

Wilkie Collins - The Moonstone 15:00 WED (b01r7ml6)

Wilkie Collins - The Moonstone 03:00 THU (b01r7ml6)

Wilkie Collins - The Moonstone 10:00 THU (b01r80rw)

Wilkie Collins - The Moonstone 15:00 THU (b01r80rw)

Wilkie Collins - The Moonstone 03:00 FRI (b01r80rw)

Wilkie Collins - The Moonstone 10:00 FRI (b01r81tv)

Wilkie Collins - The Moonstone 15:00 FRI (b01r81tv)

Winston 09:00 WED (b007qq36)

Winston 02:00 THU (b007qq36)

World of Pub 22:30 TUE (b00cm91k)