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SATURDAY 13 APRIL 2013

SAT 00:00 Doctor Who (b01jjvss)
The Architects of History

Episode 4

As the Selachians' grip tightens on Moon base, the Time Lord reveals his true purpose. Seventh Doctor adventure stars Sylvester McCoy and Tracey Childs.


SAT 00:30 The Scarifyers (b007xrfc)
The Nazad Conspiracy

Episode 3

The Inspector and Professor race to stop Rasputin being brought back to life. Starring Nicholas Courtney and Terry Molloy.


SAT 01:00 Wimsey (b00s6492)
Five Red Herrings

2. Disappearances

As Lord Peter Wimsey investigates the mysterious death of unpopular artist, Sandy Campbell - key suspects keep vanishing.

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

Dramatised by Chris Miller.

Lord Peter Wimsey …. Ian Carmichael
Bunter …. Peter Jones
Sir Maxwell Jameson …. Garard Green
Sgt Dalziel …. John Graham
Mrs Faron …. Frances Jeater
Miss Selby …. Nell Brennan
Miss Cochran …. Audrey Muir
Inspector MacPherson …. Don McKillopp
Allcock …. Peter Wickham
Hammond/PC Duncan …. David Strong
Betty …. Heather Bell
Jock Graham …. Christopher Scoular

Producer: Simon Brett.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1978.


SAT 01:30 Russell Thorndike - The Last of Doctor Syn (b00pl95h)
Episode 2

Dr Pepper's inquest opens and the daredevil takes Jerry Jerk under his wing. 18th century adventure read by Rufus Sewell.


SAT 02:00 Bristow (b007tdnn)
Series 3

Of Moles and Men

The office rebel returns with some inside information which must surely lead to promotion.

Michael Williams stars as Bristow

Frank Dickens' sitcom is based on his famous long-running newspaper cartoon strip about the Chester-Perry buying clerk.

Bristow ...... Michael Williams
Jones ...... Rodney Bewes
Mrs Purdy ...... Dora Bryan
Hewitt ...... Owen Brenman
Gert ...... Liz Frazer
Daisy ...... Joan Sims
Fred Stokes ...... David Battley
Miss Glockling ...... Carol Starks
Teacher ...... Jane Booker
Miss Sunman ...... Katy Odey
Fudge ...... Jon Glover

Music: John Whitehall

Producer: Neil Cargill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2000.


SAT 02:30 Act Your Age (b00q3gjg)
Series 2

Episode 2

Simon Mayo hosts the comedy show that pits the comic generations against each other to find out which is the funniest.

Team captains Jon Richardson, Lucy Porter and Adrian Walsh are joined by Jack Whitehall, Sarah Kendall and Ronnie Golden.

Producers: Ashley Blaker and Bill Matthews.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2010.


SAT 03:00 James Hilton - Lost Horizon (b00tp95x)
The Inheritance

Hugh Conway's old acquaintances try to discover if there's any truth behind his Shangri-La adventure. Stars Derek Jacobi.


SAT 04:00 Opening Lines (b00d4f0n)
Series 10

Pink or Blue

Series showcasing cutting-edge contemporary writing.

In Elizabeth Wells's story, gender stereotyping and dysfunctional families are seen through a teenager's eyes in small-town Canada.

Read by Maggie Blake.


SAT 04:15 John Peacock - London Particulars (b008pbr7)
The Kitten Houser

With a frightened young girl in danger, Pip and Thomas investigate a sophisticated vice ring. Stars Charles Simpson.


SAT 05:00 For Better or for Worse (b00gszmp)
Series 1

Episode 5

When Bernard is called into work on a Sunday, his fiancee Iris is not impressed

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
Crystabelle ...... Julie Higginson
Mr Foley ...... Peter Wheeler
Mr Cameron ...... Roger John Lee

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.

Produced in Manchester by Mike Craig.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in March 1993.


SAT 05:30 The Right Time (b00fvbgz)
Series 2

Episode 5

Seeking treasure with metal detectors - and B & B holidays - with a twist!

Sketch show for people growing older disgracefully. Written and performed by people who've lived a bit.

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

Written by Graeme Garden, Neil Innes, Julie Balloo, Colin Bostock-Smith, John Pidgeon, Jan Etherington, Peter Spence and Andrew Nickolds.

Music by Ronnie & The Rex.

Producer: Helen Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2002.


SAT 06:00 Michael Frayn - Clouds (b00d9ywg)
"They're all the same these places... guided tour of collective farms, National folk-dance company, Kindergarten where they sing you a patriotic song. You go along with it for a couple of days before you put the boot in. Insist on seeing the jails. My name's Owen by the way. I'm doing it for one of the colour mags."

Coffee and literature or art and sugar? Rival Sunday supplement writers clash under 1970s Cuban skies.

Michael Frayn's drama stars Dinsdale Landen as Owen, Morag Hood as Mara, Don Fellows as Ed, Paul Chapman as Angel and Arturo Venegas as Hilberto.
Originally transmitted as the United Kingdom contribution for the "Globe Theatre" season of six plays from around the world, broadcast simultaneously by BBC Radio 4 and BBC World Service.

Director: Matthew Walters

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1987.


SAT 07:30 High Speed Radio (b00x58vz)
Peter France tunes along the dial, where the sounds of life are slowed down to reveal a unique radio symphony. From January 2005.


SAT 08:00 Garrison Keillor's Radio Show (b010gbw8)
Series 6

Episode 21

The American funny man is in New York City. Will Guy Noir be seduced by stuffed peppers? Music from Dick Hyman. From 2010.


SAT 09:00 Comedy Controller (b007qz59)
Bill Oddie

"Professor" Bill Oddie delivers his thesis on The Development of Radio Comedy in the 20th Century.

Expect the Prof to challenge some received wisdoms. Questions will be asked afterwards, so do pay close attention please.

Oddie's lavishly illustrated lecture includes these "Goodies":

* Up the Pole:
Love-struck Jimmy is desperate to buy his girl a ring. Starring Jimmy Jewel, Ben Warriss and Jon Pertwee. From 01/11/1948

* ITMA - It's That Man Again:
The last episode, first aired just days before Tommy Handley's death. With Hattie Jacques and Jack Train. From 06/01/1949

* Archie's the Boy:
Chaos ensues as 'Mr Hill' loses his briefcase. Radio ventriloquism starring Archie Andrews and Peter Brough. With Mr Benny Hill. From 11/11/1954

* Beyond Our Ken
Series 3 (7/14):
Kenneth Horne's busy week - and check out the latest film releases in 'Picture Go Round'. With Kenneth Williams, Hugh Paddick and Betty Marsden. From 27/05/1960

* On the Hour
Series 2 (4/6):
Reports of a right royal shocker, plus Alan Partridge with all the sport. Chris Morris fronts the news satire. With Steve Coogan. From 14/05/1992

* On the Town with the League of Gentlemen
(2/6) Death by Mau Mau:
There's a bug going round Spent. Pre-TV dark-com with Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith and Mark Gatiss. From 13/11/1997

Producer: Nick St George

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in June 2006.


SAT 12:00 The Little Ottleys (b01rs0w7)
Series 4 Omnibus

More witty fun and romance set in Ada Leverson's Edwardian world. Written by Martyn Wade. Stars Haydn Gwynne.


SAT 13:15 Baldi (b00803g1)
Series 1

Death Cap

At a monastic retreat far out in County Cork, a sudden death among the Franciscan brothers causes Paolo Baldi to suspect foul play.

Starring David Threlfall as Paolo Baldi, Tina Kellegher as Tina Mahon, TP McKenna as Father Troy, Patrick Ryecart as Father Cyril, Barry Cassin as Abbot Frederick and Rudolph Walker as Brother Vincent.

Murder mystery written by Simon Brett.
Format by Barry Devlin. Developed and produced by BBC Northern Ireland.
Directed in Belfast by Lawrence Jackson.
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2000.


SAT 14:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007k0pd)
Series 1

The Sheik

The Lad signs to Sid's new studio, but filming doesn't quite go to plan.

Starring Tony Hancock.

With Moira Lister, Bill Kerr, Sidney James 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 February 1955.


SAT 14:30 Round the Horne (b007jr8c)
Series 2

Episode 1

Big Ben's missing, so Kenneth Horne gets spying - and Julian and Sandy open a bona boutique.

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 March 1966.


SAT 15:00 Garrison Keillor's Radio Show (b010gbw8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SAT 16:00 Michael Frayn - Clouds (b00d9ywg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 Believe It! (b01h73pg)
Series 1

Drink

Believe it!

Celebrity autobiographies are everywhere. Richard Wilson has always said he'd never write one.
Based on glimmers of truth, BELIEVE IT is the hilarious, bizarre, revealing (and, most importantly, untrue) celebrity radiography of Richard Wilson.

He narrates the series, weaving in and out of dramatised scenes from his fictional life-story. He plays a heavily exaggerated version of himself: a Scots actor and national treasure, unmarried, private, passionate about politics, theatre and Manchester United (all true), who's a confidant of the powerful and has survived childhood poverty, a drunken father, years of fruitless grind, too much success, monstrosity, addiction, charity work, secret work for governments and fierce rivalry with Sean Connery (not true). All the melodramatic staples of celebrity-autobiography are wonderfully undercut by Richard's deadpan delivery.

(The title - in case you hadn't spotted - is an unashamed reference to his famous catchphrase.)
Richard is supported by a small core cast viz:

David Tennant
John Sessions
Lewis Macleod
Arabella Weir
And Jane Slavin
Who plays anyone and everyone!

Ghost written by Jon Canter
Produced by: Clive Brill
A Pacificus Production for BBC Radio 4.


SAT 18:00 John Wyndham - The Midwich Cuckoos (b007jmh3)
Episode 3

The mysterious powers of the alien children start to become destructive...

Conclusion of the classic 1957 sci-fi novel by John Wyndam.

Bernard Westcott …. Charles Kay
Gordon Zellaby …. Manning Wilson
Angela Zellaby …. Pauline Yates
Richard Gayford …. William Gaunt
Chief Constable …. Ronald Baddiley
Coroner …. Nigel Graham
Doctor Torrance …. Peter Tuddenham
Mrs Williams …. Katherine Parr
Girl …. Rosalind Adams
Boy …. Jill Lidstone
Man …. Simon Hewitt

Dramatised by William Ingram.

Music specially composed by Roger Limb of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.

Director: Gordon House.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1982.


SAT 18:30 Stories of Ray Bradbury (b00tgcgq)
Dark They Were, and Golden Eyed

Earth people have settled on Mars, but how do they cope when they discover there is no way back home? Read by Sean Barrett.


SAT 19:00 Comedy Controller (b007qz59)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 Rhod Gilbert's Bulging Barrel of Laughs (b00tml87)
Episode 2

Hear Rhod Gilbert rant on road rage, plus Rhod’s Confessions where Lloyd Langford reveals an unusual passion for Star Wars figures and see if Greg Davies can tempt you with his Indecent Proposal.

Plus Sarah Millican takes a weekly look at The Six Stages of Woman.

Guest comedian is Edinburgh Comedy Award winner Russell Kane.

With live music from Athlete, including hits Superhuman Touch and Half Light.

Producers: Julia Mckenzie and Lianne Coop.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in September 2010.


SAT 23:00 Colvil and Soames (b007jt9z)
Bad Apples

Episode 4

With the Home Secretary still denying any nefarious connections with the murdered Norman Tate, Colvil and Soames get a breakthrough in their investigation.

Christopher Lee's murder-mystery starring Christopher Benjamin and Amanda Redman as intelligence officers Henry Colvil and Alex Soames.

Henry Colvil …. Christopher Benjamin
Alex Soames …. Amanda Redman
DCI Guscott …. Dudley Sutton
Miranda Peel …. Sheila Reid
Tom Margeson …. Tom Cotcher
Charlie Lofthouse …. Alistair McGowan
Maggie Lindley …. Alphonsia Emmanuel

Producer: Pete Atkin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1998.


SAT 23:30 Craig Russell - Lennox (b011p4q2)
Episode 3

Who ordered the hit on Tam McGahern? Is the missing person case connected? The private eye investigates. Read by Grant O'Rourke.



SUNDAY 14 APRIL 2013

SUN 00:00 John Wyndham - The Midwich Cuckoos (b007jmh3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 00:30 Stories of Ray Bradbury (b00tgcgq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 Garrison Keillor's Radio Show (b010gbw8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:00 The Little Ottleys (b01rs0w7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 on Saturday]


SUN 03:15 Baldi (b00803g1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:15 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 Michael Frayn - Clouds (b00d9ywg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 Believe It! (b01h73pg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 Dickens in London - Omnibus (b01bw5h8)
The story of Dickens's life told through his relationship with the city that fired his imagination. By Michael Eaton, with Samuel Barnett, Alex Jennings and Antony Sher.


SUN 07:15 Adventures in Science (b00ffjc2)
Series 2

The Morning After the Night Before

Ben Silburn follows the rollercoaster ride of alcohol through our bodies and discovers whether science can cure a hangover.


SUN 07:30 Chain Reaction (b0090s0r)
Series 4

David Tennant interviews Richard Wilson

Who'd believe it! The Time Lord and the famous TV pensioner have a no-holds-barred relay race discussion.

Chain Reaction is the tag talk show with a twist where the guest becomes the interviewer in the next show.

Based on the original 1991 BBC Radio 5 programme of the same name, Chain Reaction is a simple idea of big name stars from the world of entertainment interviewing others whose work they appreciate and admire.

Recorded with an audience, the interviews focus on the life, career and the passions of the interviewee but often prove to be as revealing about the interviewer.

Producer: Tilusha Ghelani.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2008.


SUN 08:00 Doctor at Large (b00bb9m8)
Fellowship

An x-ray mix-up leads Simon Sparrow's confused friends to fear his end is in sight.

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

Starring Richard Briers as Simon Sparrow, Geoffrey Sumner as Sir Lancelot Spratt, Ray Cooney as Tony Benskin, Norma Ronald as Wendy Swithenbank, Edward Cast as Taffy Evans, Dandy Nichols as Mrs Travers and Kathleen Helme as Sister

Producer: David Hatch
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1969.


SUN 08:30 The Men from the Ministry (b00zvcml)
The Moving Target

The bumbling bureaucrats take charge of Britain's first space launch.

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

Stars Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler. With Norma Ronald, John Graham and Ronald Baddiley.

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 Radio 4 in July 1970.


SUN 09:00 Rosemary Sutcliff - Brother Dusty Feet (b01cj1p6)
Episode 2

by Rosemary Sutcliff, dramatised by Shaun McKenna

More magical happenings await Hugh, as he journeys through England with the Strolling Players. But as Christmas approaches, Argos has an adventure of his own and cannot be found....

Hugh ..... Josef Lindsay
Narrator ..... Adjoa Andoh
Tobias Pennyfeather ..... Allan Corduner
Jonathan Whiteleaf ..... Peter Hamilton Dyer
Nicky Bodkin/Walter Raleigh ..... Gwilym Lee
Benjamin Bunsell ..... Carl Prekopp
Pilgrim ..... James Lailey

Producer/Director ..... Marion Nancarrow.


SUN 09:30 Louisa May Alcott - Little Women (b007jqpn)
Regular Angels

The sisters meet old Mister Laurence and Amy learns a lesson. Stars Buffy Davis, Jemma Redgrave and Gayle Hunnicutt.


SUN 10:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b01rs254)
Footballers

Gary Lineker

4 Extra Debut. From U2 to Monty Python, ex-England captain Gary Lineker shares his castaway choices with Sue Lawley. From September 1990.


SUN 10:45 Five Stories by James Ellis (b00lbgr5)
My Uncle Julius

The Davenport family's boat fails to come in, in more ways than one. A French story adapted to an Irish setting.


SUN 11:00 That Reminds Me (b007jmr3)
Series 1

Barry Took

Comedian, writer and presenter Barry Took reminisces as he entertains an audience.

Featuring tales of Round the Horne, The News Quiz and Monty Python.

Producer: Claire Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1999.


SUN 11:30 The Palace of Laughter (b007vcw2)
Series 1

Grand Blackpool

Known after its architect Frank Matcham as "Matcham's Masterpiece", the Grand Theatre, Blackpool, is a sumptuously decorated tribute to the greatness of Victorian theatre design.

Bernard Cribbins , Bill Pertwee and Mike Harding are among those recalling their appearances there.

Series in which Geoffrey Wheeler visits variety theatres around the United Kingdom.

Producer: Libby Cross

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2002.


SUN 12:00 Dickens in London - Omnibus (b01bw5h8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SUN 13:15 Adventures in Science (b00ffjc2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today]


SUN 13:30 Hercule Poirot (b007jxgm)
Murder on the Links

Hercule Poirot is summoned urgently to France, but on arrival he discovers that his very wealthy client is dead.

The Belgian sleuth launches a murder investigation and the baffling mystery begins to unfold...

Agatha Christie's whodunit stars John Moffatt as Hercule Poirot

Hercule Poirot …. John Moffatt
Captain Hastings …. Jeremy Clyde
Dulcie Duveen …. Madeline Smith
Sergeant of Police …. Kein Cumberidge
Inspector Bex …. Geoffrey Whitehead
Judge Hautet …. David King
Francoise …. Barbara Atkinson
Leonie …. Joanna Mackie
Madame Renauld …. Joan Matheson
Giraud …. Vincent Brimble
Marthe Daubreuil …. Francesca Buller
Madame Daubreuil …. Petra Brigden
Jack Renauld …. Stephen Tompkinson
Hotel Receptionist …. Danny Schiller
Doctor/Usher …. Brian Miller

From Agatha Christie's book first published in 1923 and dramatised by Michael Bakewell.

Director: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1990.


SUN 15:00 Doctor at Large (b00bb9m8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 15:30 The Men from the Ministry (b00zvcml)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 16:00 Mel's Mix: The Best of The 4 O'Clock Show (b01rs2gs)
With the best of this week's 4 O'Clock Show, Mel Giedroyc heads off to the exotic East on a magic duvet for desert food, extraordinary camel noises and special effects.


SUN 17:00 Rosemary Sutcliff - Brother Dusty Feet (b01cj1p6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SUN 17:30 Louisa May Alcott - Little Women (b007jqpn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


SUN 18:00 The Scarifyers (b01rs2gv)
The Horror of Loch Ness

Episode 1

When a speed ace goes missing at the famous loch, can Professor Dunning deal with the sinister forces at work?


SUN 18:30 Arthur Conan Doyle - Professor Challenger (b00zjbvl)
When the World Screamed

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's irascible academic sets out on a bold mission to be recognised by Mother Earth. Stars Bill Paterson.


SUN 19:00 That Reminds Me (b007jmr3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 19:30 The Palace of Laughter (b007vcw2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:30 today]


SUN 20:00 Doctor at Large (b00bb9m8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 20:30 The Men from the Ministry (b00zvcml)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b01rs254)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


SUN 21:45 Five Stories by James Ellis (b00lbgr5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today]


SUN 22:00 Chain Reaction (b0090s0r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 22:30 Meet David Sedaris (b012f9s3)
Series 2

Memento Mori and The Motherless Bear

The multi-award winning American essayist brings his wit and charm to BBC Radio 4 for a second series of audience readings. This week: The consequences of buying your partner an antique skeleton in "Memento Mori" and a dark fable about mourning: "The Motherless Bear".

Producer: Steve Doherty
A Boomerang production for BBC Radio 4.


SUN 23:00 The Maltby Collection (b00crj7g)
Series 1

Episode 3

Rod and Julian are competing for Prunella's affections.

Both suitors seek help from the head of security, Des, in executing their own grand romantic gesture.

Geoffrey Palmer and Julian Rhind-Tutt star in David Nobbs’ sitcom about a small museum of paintings and sculpture.

Rod Millet ...... Julian Rhind-Tutt
Walter Brindle ...... Geoffrey Palmer
Prunella Edgecumbe ...... Rachel Atkins
Julian Crumb-Loosely ...... Ben Willbond
Des Wainwright ...... Michael Smiley
Eva Tattle ...... Julia Deakin
Wilf Arbuthnot ...... Geoff McGivern
Stelios Constantinopolis ...... Chris Pavlo
Andrea Marshall ...... Barunka O'Shaughnessy
Shop Assistant ...... Jasmine Callan

Producer: Colin Anderson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2007.


SUN 23:30 The Nick Revell Show (b00ct94s)
Series 2

The Promised Land

As writer Nick gets a lucky Hollywood break, his geraniums are terrorised by an old foe.

A sitcom for the 1990s, written by and starring comedian Nick Revell.

With:

Alistair McGowan
Doon MacKichan
Brian Bowles
Alison Sterling
John Guerrasio

Producer: Ioan Magnusson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1993.



MONDAY 15 APRIL 2013

MON 00:00 The Scarifyers (b01rs2gv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 00:30 Arthur Conan Doyle - Professor Challenger (b00zjbvl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b01rs254)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


MON 01:45 Five Stories by James Ellis (b00lbgr5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]


MON 02:00 That Reminds Me (b007jmr3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:30 The Palace of Laughter (b007vcw2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:30 on Sunday]


MON 03:00 Doctor at Large (b00bb9m8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Sunday]


MON 03:30 Hercule Poirot (b007jxgm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:30 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Rosemary Sutcliff - Brother Dusty Feet (b01cj1p6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 Louisa May Alcott - Little Women (b007jqpn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 Wimsey (b00s6brb)
Five Red Herrings

3. Bicycles

One of six suspects over the death of Sandy Campbell, Jock Graham has let slip that he knows rather more than he pretends. Lord Peter Wimsey investigates.

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

Dramatised by Chris Miller.

Lord Peter Wimsey …. Ian Carmichael
Hammond/PC Duncan …. David Strong
Jock Graham …. Christopher Scoular
Inspector MacPherson …. Don McKillopp
Jaime Mair/The Constable …. Jonathan Scott
Ferguson …. Iain Blair
Mrs McGregor …. Miriam Margoyles
Helen McGregor …. Yvonne Gillan
PC Ross …. Gordon Kane

Producer: Simon Brett.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1978.


MON 06:30 Russell Thorndike - The Last of Doctor Syn (b00plsq6)
Episode 3

Will Rash's desire for Imogene lead to violence? Romney Marsh-based smuggling adventure read by Rufus Sewell.


MON 07:00 Edge Falls (b00drt1r)
Series 2

Episode 6

Innocent celebrations spark disaster at Edge Falls retail park. Stars Mark Benton and Frances Barber. From October 2008.


MON 07:30 The Unbelievable Truth (b01rqnj3)
Series 11

Episode 1

David Mitchell hosts the panel game in which four comedians are encouraged to tell lies and compete against one another to see how many items of truth they're able to smuggle past their opponents.

Lloyd Langford, Henning Wehn, Katherine Ryan and Graeme Garden are the panellists obliged to talk with deliberate inaccuracy on subjects as varied as Sharks, Photography, Sugar and Jeremy Clarkson.

The show is devised by Graeme Garden and Jon Naismith, the team behind Radio 4's I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue.

Producer: Jon Naismith
A Random Entertainment production for BBC Radio 4.


MON 08:00 Round the Horne (b00jjq7v)
Series 2

Episode 2

Rambling Syd Rumpo sings of gander-boggling, and Kenneth Horne trolls round to Bona Books to let Julian and Sandy vada his new manuscript.

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 March 1966.


MON 08:30 The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show (b01rsgrq)
Series 2

Episode 2

Eric and Ern get the bird from Percy Edwards, and Nelson gets a phone call from Lady Hamilton.

Written by Eddie Braben.

With Salena Jones and Percy Edwards.

Music from Peter Knight and his Orchestra.

Producer: John Browell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in September 1976.


MON 09:00 Isy Suttie's Love Letters (b01rszvq)
Series 1

Claire and Leigh

Isy Suttie (Dobby from Channel 4's Peep Show and double British Comedy Award nominee) returns to BBC Radio 4 with these unique tales, recounting a series of love stories affecting people she's known throughout her life, told partly through song.

Sometimes Isy has merely observed other people's love lives; quite often she's intervened, changing the action dramatically - for better or worse. Intertwined within these stories are related real life anecdotes from Isy's own, often disastrous, love life.

In this third episode, Isy looks for signs as to whether her relationship with a poet can survive despite semantic differences, while she lends a helping hand to Matlock's new chef Claire and her Elvis impersonator admirer Leigh.

With her multi-character and vocal skills, plus her guitar, Isy creates a hilarious and deeply moving world, sharing with us her lessons in life and love.

"A voice you want to swim in" The Independent

Produced by Lianne Coop.


MON 09:30 A Look Back at the Future (b01rszvs)
2021

Finding helium in the air and 'Casablanca: The Sound Man's Cut'.

Recorded in June 1994, Brian Perkins, Kate Robbins and Tony Hawks recall 2021 - a year that was yet to happen.

Everything you wanted to know then, about the 21st century.

Written by Mark Burton, John O'Farrell and Pete Sinclair.

Producer: Caroline Leddy

First broadcast (with the aid of a crystal ball) on Radio 4 in July 1994.


MON 10:00 Fyodor Dostoevsky - The Idiot (b00sr4hr)
Episode 1

In one of his most famous and personal novels, Dostoyevsky portrays the vivid inner life of Prince Myshkin, who has returned from years abroad spent trying to treat his epilepsy. It takes courage for him to reintroduce himself into Russian society. On the long rain journey home, he firsts learns the story of a woman who will dominate his life from now on.

Adapted by Melissa Murray.

Starring Paul Rhys as Prince Myshkin, Alex Jennings as Ganya, Roger Allam as Rogazhin, Lia Williams as Nastasya, David Swift as General Yepanchin and Paula Jacobs as Mrs Yepanchin,

Producer: Cherry Cookson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2002.


MON 11:00 Book at Bedtime (b00j636h)
It's Beginning To Hurt

Caterpillars

Series of five enigmatic and psychologically gripping short stories by James Lasdun.

On a walking holiday in France, a couple are forced to confront both a legion of poisonous caterpillars and the consequences of their own convictions. Read by Laurel Lefkow.


MON 11:15 Loose Ends (b01rv0lt)
Joan Collins, Jamie Cullum, Cleo Rocos, Enda Walsh, Scottee, Sweet Baboo

Actress, author and ultimate glamourpuss Joan Collins has just hit London's West End with her acclaimed one woman show. She talks to Clive about her career, most notably playing Alexis Carrington in glitzy soap opera Dynasty. 'One Night With Joan' reveals the stories and secrets of a Hollywood legend. It's at the Leicester Square Theatre and touring until the end of April.

Clive's busking with playwright and screenwriter Enda Walsh, whose screenplay credits include 'Disco Pigs' and the award winning 'Hunger' about the 1981 Irish hunger strike. Enda wrote the book of the multi-award winning musical 'Once'; the story of an Irish busker's meeting with a young Czech mother and is a celebration of love, friendship and music. It's at London's Phoenix Theatre until Saturday 30th November.

Performer Scottee is this week's guest interviewer, and cracks the whip with Miss Whiplash herself, comedy actress Cleo Rocos, who reveals what life was like as Kenny Everett's sidekick. Cleo enjoys a tipple 'in the best possible taste'and her new book The Power Of Positive Drinking' is a masterclass on how to drink and be merry, ensuring that every drinking occasion snowballs into a glorious and triumphant event.

Clive tickles the ivories with multi-talented musician, producer and broadcaster Jamie Cullum, who's back to talk about his sixth album 'Momentum'. Having sold over ten million records worldwide, collaborating with artists from Stevie Wonder to The Roots, Jamie performs in the Loose Ends studio 'Everything You Didn't Do' from his new album.

More music this week from Stephen Black AKA Sweet Baboo, who performs 'If I Died' from his album 'Ships'.

Producer Sukey Firth.


MON 12:00 Round the Horne (b00jjq7v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show (b01rsgrq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 Wimsey (b00s6brb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 Russell Thorndike - The Last of Doctor Syn (b00plsq6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 Meera Syal - Anita and Me (b007jxxt)
Episode 1

12 year old Meena Kumar is an Asian girl living a fairly uneventful life in the Black Country village of Tollington near Wolverhampton in the 1970s - surrounded by her loving, if slightly eccentric, Punjabi family.

But then one days she meets Anita Rutter..

Actress and comedy writer Meera Syal reads her first novel - abridged in ten parts by Doreen Estall.

Producer: Di Speirs

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1996.


MON 14:15 Inside the Bermuda Triangle: The Mysteries Solved (b00mq5td)
Episode 9

Investigative journalist Tom Mangold journeys inside the Bermuda Triangle to try to get to the truth about this mysterious area.

Tom returns to the peculiar story of British South American Airways and the last flight of Star Ariel, which disappeared without trace in the Bermuda Triangle in 1949. He uncovers new evidence suggesting that, far from being a mystery, the disappearance was in fact down to one small, but fatal, flaw.

A Ladbroke Radio production for BBC Radio 4.


MON 14:30 Evelyn Waugh - Scoop (b01rt0kx)
Episode 4

Rumours abound about a Russian infiltrator, and the journalists scramble to be the first with the story. Read by Robert Hard.


MON 14:45 Stephen Greenblatt - Will in the World (b00lbsx9)
Episode 1

The Bard gets his first taste of theatre. Reconstructing the life, work and era of William Shakespeare, read by Toby Stephens.


MON 15:00 Fyodor Dostoevsky - The Idiot (b00sr4hr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b01rt165)
Mel Giedroyc finds out about some clever trees, and Sue Perkins explores the history of Dr Samuel Johnson and the first dictionary. Plus a new story - Corby Flood, by Paul Stewart.


MON 17:00 Flying the Flag (b007jx5g)
Series 1

Favours

In which the repair of the Embassy typewriter plays a part in the mating of seals, the extermination of bugs, and the silencing of little birds.

Alex Shearer's Eastern bloc embassy sitcom.

Starring Dinsdale Landen as HM Ambassador Mr Mackenzie, Peter Acre as William Frost, Moir Leslie as Helen Waterson, Milton Johns as Brown, Stuart Organ as Bryant and Christopher Benjamin as the Colonel

Producer: Pete Atkin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1987.


MON 17:30 Edge Falls (b00drt1r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 18:00 Bram Stoker - Midnight Tales (b01g7xq3)
The Secret of the Growing Gold

Fair hair becomes an unusual tool of marital revenge. A tale from the mind behind 'Dracula', read by Dyfed Thomas.

Bram Stoker's tales abridged in 5 episodes by Donald Bancroft

Producer: David Benedictus

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1990.


MON 18:15 Eoin Colfer - And Another Thing... (b012xs2d)
Episode 1

There is very nearly tea and biscuits. Sequel to Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series, with Stephen Mangan.


MON 18:30 Weird Tales (b00x4gb2)
Series 1

Out of the Depths by Melissa Murray

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

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

Written by Melissa Murray.

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

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

Producer: Pam Marshall

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2009.


MON 19:00 Round the Horne (b00jjq7v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show (b01rsgrq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 Wimsey (b00s6brb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 Russell Thorndike - The Last of Doctor Syn (b00plsq6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 Book at Bedtime (b00j636h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:15 Loose Ends (b01rv0lt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


MON 22:00 The Unbelievable Truth (b01rqnj3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 Isy Suttie's Love Letters (b01rszvq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 23:00 The News Quiz Extra (b01rv0hy)
Series 7

Episode 1

An extended version of the News Quiz, featuring jokes that you won't have heard already, some clips from the archives and exclusive behind-the-scenes material.


MON 23:45 Armando Iannucci - Facts And Fancies (b007jrkw)
A Switch in Time

Tackling time-wasting and greetings cards

Producer, writer and performer Armando Iannucci presents his own collection of humorous essays.

Compiled by Jenny Baynes.

Producer: Jonathan James-Moore

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2004.



TUESDAY 16 APRIL 2013

TUE 00:00 Bram Stoker - Midnight Tales (b01g7xq3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:15 Eoin Colfer - And Another Thing... (b012xs2d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:15 on Monday]


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


TUE 01:00 Wimsey (b00s6brb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 Russell Thorndike - The Last of Doctor Syn (b00plsq6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 Isy Suttie's Love Letters (b01rszvq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 A Look Back at the Future (b01rszvs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 Fyodor Dostoevsky - The Idiot (b00sr4hr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 Book at Bedtime (b00j636h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:15 Loose Ends (b01rv0lt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 Flying the Flag (b007jx5g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 Edge Falls (b00drt1r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 Wimsey (b007jw80)
Five Red Herrings

4. Bunter Investigates

As Lord Peter Wimsey continues his hunt for the murderer of Scottish artist Sandy Campbell, his manservant Bunter takes the initiative.

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

Dramatised by Chris Miller.

Lord Peter Wimsey …. Ian Carmichael
Bunter …. Peter Jones
Parker …. Stephen Thorne
Inspector MacPherson …. Don McKillopp
Miss Selby …. Nell Brennan
Miss Cochran …. Audrey Muir
Bob Anderson …. Henry Knowles
Ferguson …. Iain Blair
Strachan …. Gordon Clyde

Producer: Simon Brett.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1978.


TUE 06:30 Russell Thorndike - The Last of Doctor Syn (b00pmgxd)
Episode 4

The daredevil hears the Captain's theory, and Jerry Jerk gets an invitation. Smuggling adventure read by Rufus Sewell.


TUE 07:00 On Baby Street (b00sbpg4)
Series 3

Episode 1

The babies are now toddlers and their parents' lives are changing. Sitcom stars Jenny Eclair and Frances Barber. From July 1998.


TUE 07:30 Thom Tuck Goes Straight to DVD (b01rr371)
Faith Films

In his debut solo Radio 4 show, comedian Thom Tuck recounted heart-rending tales of loves lost while drawing comparisons with 54 Straight-to-DVD Disney movies he'd watched, so we don't ever have to.

Thom now turns his attention to other genres of Straight-to-DVD movies - seeking out further underrated gems and drawing parallels with captivating personal tales from his own life experience, backed by cinematic music, so we can rest easy.

In this second episode, Thom looks at the strangely lucrative world of faith films, and draws parallels to the narrative in these underrated gems with stories of his own experiences as a child growing up whilst his family travelled the globe through Zimbabwe, Bangladesh and Yorkshire.

"...a seductive experience" The Guardian

Produced by Lianne Coop.


TUE 08:00 The Goon Show (b007jq35)
Vintage Goons

The Siege of Fort Night

Seagoon sets off to ask Henry Crun to invent a waterproof gas stove. Starring Spike Milligan. Re-recording from March 1958.


TUE 08:30 The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter (b008pbxl)
Series 4

The VIPs

With author Gerald's publisher and his wife due for summer drinks, the sprinkler comes out.

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

With Judy Franklin, Preston Lockwood and John McAndrew.

Written by Basil Boothroyd.

Producer: Bobby Jaye

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1981.


TUE 09:00 The News Quiz Extra (b01rv0hy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:45 Armando Iannucci - Facts And Fancies (b007jrkw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:45 on Monday]


TUE 10:00 Fyodor Dostoevsky - The Idiot (b00srkfz)
Episode 2

Despite the dark tales he's heard about her, Prince Myshkin eagerly heads to Nastasya's birthday party. Stars Alex Jennings.


TUE 11:00 Book at Bedtime (b00j7v9t)
It's Beginning To Hurt

Annals of the Honorary Secretary

Series of five psychologically gripping short stories by James Lasdun.

An enigmatic and select society welcomes the arrival of a promising new member. But her mysterious gifts generate unexpected sensations and revelations. Read by Bill Paterson.


TUE 11:15 Graeme Fife - A Misfortune at Seaham (b01h8vhd)
The heroes of the 1880 Seaham Colliery explosion in Durham. Based on real-life events. Stars Paul Copley and Nigel Anthony.


TUE 12:00 The Goon Show (b007jq35)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter (b008pbxl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 Wimsey (b007jw80)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 Russell Thorndike - The Last of Doctor Syn (b00pmgxd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 Meera Syal - Anita and Me (b007jxz2)
Episode 2

During the long summer break from school, Meena is desperate to be accepted by her peers. Meera Syal reads her own novel.


TUE 14:15 Inside the Bermuda Triangle: The Mysteries Solved (b00mq5tg)
Episode 10

Investigative journalist Tom Mangold journeys inside the Bermuda Triangle to try to get to the truth about this mysterious area.

Tom concludes his rigorous investigation into the mysteries of the Triangle by visiting Bermuda itself. The extraordinary experiences of local fishermen and treasure divers seem at odds with the empirical evidence collected by oceanographers, air traffic controllers and air sea rescue officers. So where does the truth lie?

A Ladbroke Radio production for BBC Radio 4.


TUE 14:30 Evelyn Waugh - Scoop (b01rt2d8)
Episode 5

To Corker's delight the missing luggage is finally returned, and Katchen has caught William's eye. Read by Robert Hardy.


TUE 14:45 Stephen Greenblatt - Will in the World (b00lbwgf)
Episode 2

The Bard leaves his family for London. Reconstructing the life, work and era of William Shakespeare, read by Toby Stephens.


TUE 15:00 Fyodor Dostoevsky - The Idiot (b00srkfz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b01rt2lc)
Mel Giedroyc says happy birthday to Irish comedian Ed Byrne, and we find out how chefs in the British navy keep our sailors fed and watered at sea.


TUE 17:00 The Random Jottings of Hinge and Bracket (b01rt2gc)
Brought to Book

The dear ladies battle woodworm and the housekeeper's sister. Stars Dr Evadne Hinge and Dame Hilda Bracket. From December 1984.


TUE 17:30 On Baby Street (b00sbpg4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 18:00 Bram Stoker - Midnight Tales (b01g8766)
The Coming of Abel Behenna

Two rivals in love make a pact. Will it end in betrayal? Another tale from the Dracula author, read by Dyfed Thomas.


TUE 18:15 Eoin Colfer - And Another Thing... (b012xxvs)
Episode 2

An old friend appears. Sequel to Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, with Stephen Mangan and Peter Serafinowicz.


TUE 18:30 Weird Tales (b00vk756)
Series 1

The Loop by Chris Harrald

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

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

Written by Chris Harrald.

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

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

Producer: Faith Collingwood

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2009.


TUE 19:00 The Goon Show (b007jq35)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter (b008pbxl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 Wimsey (b007jw80)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 Russell Thorndike - The Last of Doctor Syn (b00pmgxd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 Book at Bedtime (b00j7v9t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 21:15 Graeme Fife - A Misfortune at Seaham (b01h8vhd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


TUE 22:00 Thom Tuck Goes Straight to DVD (b01rr371)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 Giles Wemmbley Hogg Goes Off (b007jrmf)
Series 1

The Arctic

Frozen fiascos are afoot as the dim student traveller sails with Greenpeace. Stars Marcus Brigstocke. From August 2002.


TUE 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b01s767m)
For two hours, six nights a week, the Comedy Club offers the best laughs around. Tonight Arthur Smith chats to Bourgeois and Maurice.


TUE 23:00 Hut 33 (b00lxzyd)
Series 1

Food

The Bletchley Park code-breakers think of some new ways to improve wartime rations. Stars Robert Bathurst. From July 2007.


TUE 23:30 Brian Appleton's History of Rock 'n' Roll (b00fvwk6)
Kajaboohoo

The Brummie musicologist reveals what he didn’t do during the ‘80s music scene.

Set in a fictitious in a college of further education in the 'Newcastle-under-Lyme area'.

Series of comic lectures, written and performed by Graham Fellows

Producer: Dawn Ellis

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2001.


TUE 23:45 No Tomatoes (b0081b7p)
World Weary

World Weary: It's snow jokes from Paul Copley and Helen Moon in the sketch show mixing up language and sounds. From October 2007.



WEDNESDAY 17 APRIL 2013

WED 00:00 Bram Stoker - Midnight Tales (b01g8766)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:15 Eoin Colfer - And Another Thing... (b012xxvs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:15 on Tuesday]


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


WED 01:00 Wimsey (b007jw80)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 Russell Thorndike - The Last of Doctor Syn (b00pmgxd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 The News Quiz Extra (b01rv0hy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


WED 02:45 Armando Iannucci - Facts And Fancies (b007jrkw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:45 on Monday]


WED 03:00 Fyodor Dostoevsky - The Idiot (b00srkfz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 Book at Bedtime (b00j7v9t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:15 Graeme Fife - A Misfortune at Seaham (b01h8vhd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 The Random Jottings of Hinge and Bracket (b01rt2gc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 On Baby Street (b00sbpg4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 Wimsey (b00s6r7j)
Five Red Herrings

5. Alibis

Lord Peter Wimsey battles to verify the whereabouts of key suspects in the murder of unpopular Scottish artist, Sandy Campbell.

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

Dramatised by Chris Miller.

Lord Peter Wimsey ...... Ian Carmichael
Sgt Dalziel ...... John Graham
Strachan ...... Gordon Clyde
Mrs Smith-Le Mesurier ...... Sheila Mitchell
Waters ...... Bill Wallace
Mrs Faron ...... Frances Jeater
Faron ...... Gordon Gardner

Producer: Simon Brett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1978.


WED 06:30 Russell Thorndike - The Last of Doctor Syn (b00pn48f)
Episode 5

The Scarecrow winds up business as Doctor Syn prepares to leave his parish. 18th century adventure read by Rufus Sewell.


WED 07:00 Two Doors Down (b0076gzn)
Series 3

Tuned to Moan FM

Will Clare's family look after new baby Gabriel so she can give a lecture in Sligo?

Series three of Annie McCartney's comedy drama about the bohemian residents of Marlborough Road, Belfast, who are saved from their own chaos by Sally, their cleaning lady.

Sally ...... Frances Tomelty
Clare ...... Marcella Riordan
Evie ...... Katy Gleadhill
Anna ...... Hannah R Gordon
Tony ...... Robert Patterson
Trevor ...... Gerard McSorley
Fidelma Fitzgibbon ...... Aine McCartney

Director: Tanya Nash

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2003.


WED 07:30 Alun Cochrane's Fun House (b01rr555)
Living Room

Comedian Alun Cochrane has a 25 year mortgage which he can only pay off by being funny. In this series he takes us on a room by room, stand up tour of his house.

He has a fridge that beeps at him when he doesn't move quickly enough and a fire alarm he can't reach. His relationship with his house is a complicated one.

A hoarder of funny and original observations on everyday life, Alun invites us to help him de-clutter his mind and tidy his ideas into one of those bags that you hoover all the air out of and keep under your bed. This show will help Alun and his house work through their relationship issues and prevent a separation that Alun can ill afford; at least not until the market picks up anyway.

Performers: Alun Cochrane and Gavin Osborn

Writers: Alun Cochrane and Andy Wolton

Producer: Carl Cooper.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2013.


WED 08:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007k0xt)
Series 1

The End of the Series

The lad himself and the gang reminisce over how they first all first met.

Starring Tony Hancock.

With Moira Lister, Bill Kerr, Sidney James and Kenneth Williams.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

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

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in February 1955.


WED 08:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00w6bws)
Series 5

Episode 9

A cricket lament - and Wild West drama 'The Lone Stranger'.

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

Stars Tim Brooke-Taylor, John Cleese, David Hatch, Bill Oddie and Jean Hart.

Written by Eric Idle, David Hatch, Graeme Garden, Bill Oddie and Tim Brooke-Taylor.

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 June 1967.


WED 09:00 After Henry (b007nf1y)
Series 4

Dependent Relatives

'I'm sorry, Mother. It's just that that's the fourth time you've said you're not feeling at all well in the last hour".

Sarah is missing her daughter Clare - and her mother Eleanor is still very irritating.

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

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

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

Producer: Pete Atkin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1989.


WED 09:30 It's Your Round (b00yrfwr)
Series 1

Episode 2

Angus Deayton hosts the comedy panel show with no format.

Andy Parsons, Rebecca Front, Miles Jupp and prog-rock legend, Rick Wakeman battle it out to see who can beat each other at the games they've each brought along.

Can the teams guess the concept for Rick's new prog rock album in his "What's The Concept?" round? And what happens when the teams have to play Andy's inventively titled "It's Not Your Round"? And would Rebecca Front like to marry Prince William?

Angus tries valiantly to ensure everyone comes out of it with their reputations intact.

Writers: Angus Deayton, Ged Parsons and Paul Powell

Devised by Benjamin Partridge

Producer: Sam Michell.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2011.


WED 10:00 Fyodor Dostoevsky - The Idiot (b00srqfj)
Episode 3

Prince Myshkin analyses his feelings for the spoilt but captivating Nastasya - and the more timid Aglaya. Stars Paul Rhys.


WED 11:00 Book at Bedtime (b00j7v9c)
It's Beginning To Hurt

Totty

Series of five enigmatic and psychologically gripping short stories by James Lasdun.

Finally free from a marriage that involved adulteries on both sides, June embarks on a fresh new life in the Sussex countryside. But it is not long before her past starts to infringe on her present. Read by Greta Scacchi.


WED 11:15 Alan Plater - Only a Matter of Time (b007qrqk)
When time was standardised in the 19th century, not everyone was convinced by the idea. Alan Plater drama starring James Bolam.


WED 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007k0xt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00w6bws)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 Wimsey (b00s6r7j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 Russell Thorndike - The Last of Doctor Syn (b00pn48f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 Meera Syal - Anita and Me (b007jy0b)
Episode 3

Twelve-year-old Meena faces racial abuse and is shocked to learn a piece of major family news. Meera Syal reads her own novel.


WED 14:15 Britain on the Bottle: Alcohol and the State (b00t18nn)
King James I

The early 17th century saw the first moral panic in English history about the social impact of drunkenness, and Mark Whitaker begins his narrative history series on the politics of alcohol with King James I's campaign against it.

At a time of rapid social change, with increasing religious division and political tension, the ruling classes came to see the ale-houses used by the poor as deeply threatening. In the first three years of his reign James passed Acts against the spread of ale-houses and against "the loathsome sin of drunkenness".

But the state had no police force, so it depended on the pulpit to put the fear of God into the country's drinkers. "It is no one sin, but all sins" became the message; the drunkard was someone "wholly at Satan's command".

Drink was a central and celebrated part of daily life. Ale was regarded by the poor as vital to their diet and drinking it was portrayed as a patriotic duty, while the rituals of social and family life for the wealthy were washed down with French or Portuguese wine. Royal celebrations at the Palace of Whitehall were also notoriously drunken affairs.

Actors read extracts from sermons, memoirs and pamphlets.

Producer: Mark Whitaker
A Square Dog production for BBC Radio 4.


WED 14:30 Evelyn Waugh - Scoop (b01rtfr1)
Episode 6

William gets more and more involved with Katchen, and then finds himself sacked and speedily reinstated. Read by Robert Hardy.


WED 14:45 Stephen Greenblatt - Will in the World (b00lc4d2)
Episode 3

The Bard finds his feet in London. Reconstructing the life, work and era of William Shakespeare, read by Toby Stephens.


WED 15:00 Fyodor Dostoevsky - The Idiot (b00srqfj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b01rtfr3)
Mel Giedroyc hears about the world's longest echo. Plus, part three of this week's story - Corby Flood by Paul Stewart.


WED 17:00 Stilgoe's Around (b007k3kj)
Champneys Health Spa

Champney's Health Hydro in Hertfordshire put Richard Stilgoe into a steam cabinet, and cooked him for two hours at Regulo 6.

The result is a medium rare, low calorie, non-alcoholic look at life 'down on the farm'

With Emma Thompson and The Cambridge Buskers

Producer: Mike Craig

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1984.


WED 17:30 Two Doors Down (b0076gzn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 18:00 Bram Stoker - Midnight Tales (b01g97vd)
The Dream in the Dead House

An Englishman in Munich receives a most unexpected rescue. Another tale from the Dracula author, read by Dyfed Thomas.


WED 18:15 Eoin Colfer - And Another Thing... (b012ylgk)
Episode 3

A deal is struck. Sequel to Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series, with Stephen Mangan and Peter Serafinowicz.


WED 18:30 Weird Tales (b00vknkm)
Series 1

Bleeder by Ed Hime

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

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

Written by Ed Hime.

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

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

Producer: Jessica Dromgoole

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2009.


WED 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007k0xt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00w6bws)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 Wimsey (b00s6r7j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 Russell Thorndike - The Last of Doctor Syn (b00pn48f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 Book at Bedtime (b00j7v9c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 21:15 Alan Plater - Only a Matter of Time (b007qrqk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


WED 22:00 Alun Cochrane's Fun House (b01rr555)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 The Mark Steel Solution (b007jmsz)
Series 1

People Should Start School at 35

Radical proposals to improve our lives, with the comedian's education shake-up. With Maria McErlane. From October 1992


WED 23:00 We Are Klang: Amazing Lives (b007k3p8)
Explorer

Presumed dead after a 20-year trek, two explorers reveal their findings. Stars Greg Davies and Steve Hall. From April 2007.


WED 23:30 At Home With The Snails (b00cbcpb)
Series 2

Episode 4

After faking their deaths, can George and Beverly finally manage to reunite their family?

Conclusion of Gerard Foster's comedy drama

George ..... Geoffrey Palmer
Beverley ..... Angela Thorne
Alex ..... Gerard Foster
Rose ..... Miranda Hart
Hosana ..... Debra Stephenson
Leboeuf ..... Dave Lamb
Yates ..... Tim Verrinder

Producer: Jane Berthoud

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2002.



THURSDAY 18 APRIL 2013

THU 00:00 Bram Stoker - Midnight Tales (b01g97vd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:15 Eoin Colfer - And Another Thing... (b012ylgk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:15 on Wednesday]


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


THU 01:00 Wimsey (b00s6r7j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 Russell Thorndike - The Last of Doctor Syn (b00pn48f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 After Henry (b007nf1y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 It's Your Round (b00yrfwr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 Fyodor Dostoevsky - The Idiot (b00srqfj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 Book at Bedtime (b00j7v9c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:15 Alan Plater - Only a Matter of Time (b007qrqk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 Stilgoe's Around (b007k3kj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 Two Doors Down (b0076gzn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 Wimsey (b00s7ql2)
Five Red Herrings

6. Evidence of a Commercial Traveller

Who killed unpopular Scottish artist, Sandy Campbell? Lord Peter Wimsey and Inspector McPherson are weighing up the alibis of suspects

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

Dramatised by Chris Miller.

Lord Peter Wimsey ...... Ian Carmichael
Sgt Dalziel ...... John Graham
Sir Maxwell Jameson ...... Garard Green
Insp MacPherson ...... Don McKillopp
Waters ...... Bill Wallace
Strachan. ...... Gordon Clyde
Jock Graham ...... .Christopher Scoular
Clarence Gordon ...... .Gordon Faith

Producer Simon Brett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1978.


THU 06:30 Russell Thorndike - The Last of Doctor Syn (b00ps5hm)
Episode 6

Will Denis and Imogene be reunited and will the clergyman reveal the truth? Rufus Sewell concludes the Kent-based adventure.


THU 07:00 Do Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me (b0076h7l)
Series 1

Let's Face the Music

Will musicians Roy and George live up to the billing at their comeback gig? Stars Ram Jam Holder. From October 2003.


THU 07:30 Mark Thomas: The Manifesto (b01rr7z8)
Series 5

London

Comedian and activist Mark Thomas creates a People's Manifesto using policies suggested by his BBC Radio Theatre audience in London.

Agenda:

1) Bedroom tax to be applied to MPs' second homes
2) Re-nationalise the railways
3) Make politicians more directly accountable

Researcher: Susan McNicholas
Producer: Colin Anderson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2013.


THU 08:00 It Sticks Out Half A Mile (b007jq8k)
The Pin-Up Girl

Who can be persuaded to pose for the 'What The Butler Saw' machine on the pier in Frambourne-on-Sea?

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
Dudley Watkins ...... Christopher Biggins
Mr Hunter ...... Robin Parkinson.

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

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in September 1984.


THU 08:30 Take It From Here (b017pqr4)
From 02/06/1955

Ron Glum marries Eth at last, at least in prehistoric times. 1955 is another matter. Stars June Whitfield. From June 1955.


THU 09:00 The Newly Discovered Casebook of Sherlock Holmes (b00bf0l6)
Holmes Strikes a Happy Medium

Baker Street’s Great Detective Sherlock Holmes tries to unravel murderous goings-on at a seance.

Roy Hudd spoofs the famous sleuth in Tony Hare’s comedy series.

With Chris Emmett as Dr Watson, June Whitfield as Mrs Hudson, Geoffrey Whitehead as Moriarty and Jeffrey Holland as Inspector Lestrade

Musical accompaniment: Ian Smith.

Producer: Chris Neill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in February 1999.


THU 09:30 The 99p Challenge (b01rtwl1)
Series 5

Episode 5

Crazy panel show capers with Sue Perkins, Marcus Brigstocke, Miranda Hart, Nick Frost and Armando Iannucci. From September 2004.


THU 10:00 Fyodor Dostoevsky - The Idiot (b00srvkn)
Episode 4

Nastasya and Aglaya meet to talk over their feelings for Prince Myshkin - as he begins to fear for his life. Stars Paul Rhys.


THU 11:00 Book at Bedtime (b00j7v9f)
It's Beginning To Hurt

Cranley Meadows

Series of five enigmatic and psychologically gripping short stories by James Lasdun.

Bryony is married to Lev, her former astronomy professor. But while Lev faces up to the realities of having been made redundant, Bryony is forced to confront the truth of her own desires. Read by Laurel Lefkow.


THU 11:15 Alan Plater - Time Added On for Injuries (b007qw0x)
Passengers on a train uncover the story that linked their families 150 years ago. Stars James Bolam and Alan David.


THU 12:00 It Sticks Out Half A Mile (b007jq8k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 Take It From Here (b017pqr4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 Wimsey (b00s7ql2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 Russell Thorndike - The Last of Doctor Syn (b00ps5hm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 Meera Syal - Anita and Me (b007jy1l)
Episode 4

It's a busy time for Meena with Diwali, the fair coming to town and the arrival of an ambulance. Meera Syal reads her own novel.


THU 14:15 Britain on the Bottle: Alcohol and the State (b00t1qg4)
The Gin Act of 1736

'Madam Geneva', she was called. The provider of 'Dutch Courage'. Mark Whitaker explores the Gin Craze of mid-18th-century England.

William Hogarth's 'Gin Lane' of 1751 is perhaps the best-known piece of propagandist art ever produced in England. It portrays the ravages of the gin addiction that for twenty-five years had dominated the life of the London poor. Gin had first been introduced into the country by William III and the landed classes soon became rich producing the grain from which it was distilled. Governments depended on taxing it.

But by the end of the 1720s people started to recognise the social damage it was causing. Nothing like it had been seen before. The best writers of the day took up the issue. Daniel Defoe wrote against 'the abuse of that nauseous liquor among our lower sort' and argued that it was undermining England's economic power. Henry Fielding called gin a 'diabolical liquor' and wanted it banned completely.

Walpole's government passed a series of gin acts, the most draconian being that of 1736. The liquor trade went underground and government informers roamed the streets. When serious riots broke out in Spitalfields in August 1736, Walpole explained them as the people's desperation at 'the approaching expiration of their darling vice'. But the government was forced to back down.

Actors read extracts from Defoe and Fielding, from Walpole's letters and from parliamentary debates.

Producer: Mark Whitaker
A Square Dog production for BBC Radio 4.


THU 14:30 Evelyn Waugh - Scoop (b01rtyfs)
Episode 7

William cannot get his latest report through. Enter the mysterious 'Baldwin' with his insider knowledge. Read by Robert Hardy.


THU 14:45 Stephen Greenblatt - Will in the World (b00lc99p)
Episode 4

The Bard faces the death of his son. Reconstructing the life, work and era of William Shakespeare, read by Toby Stephens.


THU 15:00 Fyodor Dostoevsky - The Idiot (b00srvkn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b01rtyfv)
Matt Baker finds out about the decoy cities built to protect Sheffield during the Second World War. Plus clowns in hospitals, GPs who need GPS, and part four of our story.


THU 17:00 Ballylenon (b00g2djy)
Series 2

Episode 3

With clergy rumours buzzing - Vera McConkey's extra busy in the telephone exchange

Series set in the sleepy town of Ballylenon, Co Donegal, in 1954, before the days of mass tourism and proper plumbing in every home.

Written by Christopher Fitz-Simon.

Phonsie Doherty …. T.P. McKenna
Muriel McConkey …. Margaret D'Arcy
Vera McConkey …. Stella McCusker
Vivienne Boal …. Aine McCartney
Guard Gallagher …. John Hewitt
Stumpy Bonnar …. Gerard McSorley
Packy McGoldrick …. Charlie Bonnar
Josie Doherty …. Ciara McKeown
Rev Samual Hawthorne …. Gerard Murphy
Mr. Mawhinney …. Harry Towb

Music arranged and performed by Stephanie Hughes.

Director: Eoin O'Callaghan

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1995.


THU 17:30 Do Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me (b0076h7l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 18:00 Bram Stoker - Midnight Tales (b01g8bxg)
A Dream of Red Hands

Jacob Settle hides a dark past. What does his dream mean? Another tale from the Dracula author, read by Dyfed Thomas.


THU 18:15 Eoin Colfer - And Another Thing... (b012ysn5)
Episode 4

A far-off planetoid needs a presiding god, as do some hitchhikers. Sequel to Douglas Adams' series, with Stephen Mangan.


THU 18:30 Weird Tales (b00vknlv)
Series 1

The Fly by Lynn Ferguson

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

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

Written by Lynn Ferguson.

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

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

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

Producer: Luke Fresle.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2009.


THU 19:00 It Sticks Out Half A Mile (b007jq8k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 Take It From Here (b017pqr4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 Wimsey (b00s7ql2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 Russell Thorndike - The Last of Doctor Syn (b00ps5hm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 Book at Bedtime (b00j7v9f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


THU 21:15 Alan Plater - Time Added On for Injuries (b007qw0x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


THU 22:00 Mark Thomas: The Manifesto (b01rr7z8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 Dave Podmore (b007jz8b)
Dave Podmore's Cricket Night

Episode 4

After meeting Rory McGrath on TV, minor cricketing celebrity Pod is called to Buckingham Palace.

Written by Christopher Douglas, Nick Newman and Andrew Nickolds.

Pod ...... Christopher Douglas
Andy Hamer ...... Andrew Nickolds

With Andy Hamer, Nichola Sanderson, Chris Pavlo, Ewan Bailey and Rory McGrath.

Producer: Richard Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2004.


THU 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b01s767p)
For two hours, six nights a week, the Comedy Club offers the best laughs around. Tonight Arthur Smith chats to Bourgeois and Maurice.


THU 23:00 Deep Trouble (b00sm5qn)
Series 1

Episode 3

Goliath's crew faces a Russian sub, a Harrier jet, a sewing machine and a promotion. Underwater comedy stars Jim Field Smith. From November 2005.


THU 23:30 Revolting People (b00f80zs)
Series 1

An Incredible Amount of Storm Clouds

Feared British Commander, General Venables arrives and demands some executions by sunset (so he can have the whole day to look forward to them).

Not everyone can survive...

Historical sitcom set in Boston in 1770, written by Andy Hamilton and Jay Tarses.

Samuel Oliphant …. Jay Tarses
Sergeant McGurk …. Andy Hamilton
General Venables …. Timothy West
Captain Brimshaw …. James Fleet
Mary Oliphant …. Sophie Thompson
Ezekiel Spriggs …. Hugh Dennis
Cora Oliphant …. Felicity Montagu
Joshua Oliphant …. Tony Maudsley
Doctor Rutledge …. Philip Pope
Mrs Arbuthnot …. Susie Blake

Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2000.



FRIDAY 19 APRIL 2013

FRI 00:00 Bram Stoker - Midnight Tales (b01g8bxg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:15 Eoin Colfer - And Another Thing... (b012ysn5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:15 on Thursday]


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


FRI 01:00 Wimsey (b00s7ql2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 Russell Thorndike - The Last of Doctor Syn (b00ps5hm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 The Newly Discovered Casebook of Sherlock Holmes (b00bf0l6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 The 99p Challenge (b01rtwl1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 Fyodor Dostoevsky - The Idiot (b00srvkn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 Book at Bedtime (b00j7v9f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:15 Alan Plater - Time Added On for Injuries (b007qw0x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 Ballylenon (b00g2djy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 Do Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me (b0076h7l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 Wimsey (b00s7tql)
Five Red Herrings

7. Council of War

As the investigation into the mysterious death of Scottish artist Sandy Campbell continues, Lord Peter Wimsey listens to all the various theories and pronounces that they are all wrong.

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

Dramatised by Chris Miller.

Lord Peter Wimsey ...... Ian Carmichael
Sgt Dalziel ...... John Graham
Sir Maxwell Jameson ...... Garard Green
Insp MacPherson ...... Don McKillopp
PC Ross ...... Gordon Kane
PC Duncan ...... David Strong
Campbell/Dr Cameron ...... Trevor Martin
The Procurator Fiscal ...... John Dunbar

Producer: Simon Brett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1978.


FRI 06:30 Sherlock Holmes (b0075z3b)
The Beekeeper's Apprentice

The Beekeeper's Apprentice

The Great Detective, Sherlock Holmes comes out of retirement, takes on a young apprentice and tackles a spy - in this witty and humorous homage to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Starring James Fox as Holmes, Shaun Prendergast as Watson, Monica Dolan as Mary Russell and Sian Thomas as Donleavy.

Written by Laurie King. Dramatised for radio by Shaun Prendergast.

Directed in Manchester by Melanie Harris

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2000.


FRI 07:00 The National Theatre of Brent's Iconic Icons (b00lsxh0)
Bob Dylan

The multi award winning National Theatre of Brent Artistic Director Desmond Olivier Dingle and the entire acting company (Raymond Box) return, celebrating the living artists deemed by Desmond to be Iconic Icons.

The first iconic icon is the legendary singer, songwriter and artist Bob Dylan. Desmond and Raymond will trace his path from his humble beginnings as Robert Zimmerman in Hibbin, Minnesota, through journeying to bohemian New York, finding his inner voice and becoming the icon that is Bob Dylan.

Written by Patrick Barlow, with additional material by John Ramm, and performed by Patrick and John in front of an audience at the Bush Hall in London.

Desmond Olivier Dingle ..... Patrick Barlow
Raymond Box ..... John Ramm

Producer: Liz Anstee
A CPL Production for BBC Radio 4.


FRI 07:30 Believe It! (b01hjtm8)
Series 1

Rivals

Believe it!

Celebrity autobiographies are everywhere. Richard Wilson has always said he'd never write one.
Based on glimmers of truth, Believe It is the hilarious, bizarre, revealing (and, most importantly, untrue) celebrity radiography of Richard Wilson.

He narrates the series, weaving in and out of dramatised scenes from his fictional life-story. He plays a heavily exaggerated version of himself: a Scots actor and national treasure, unmarried, private, passionate about politics, theatre and Manchester United (all true), who's a confidant of the powerful and has survived childhood poverty, a drunken father, years of fruitless grind, too much success, monstrosity, addiction, charity work, secret work for governments and fierce rivalry with Sean Connery (not true).

All the melodramatic staples of celebrity-autobiography are wonderfully undercut by Richard's deadpan delivery.
(The title - in case you hadn't spotted - is an unashamed reference to his famous catchphrase.)

Richard is supported by a small core cast:
David Tennant
John Sessions
Lewis Macleod
Arabella Weir
and Jane Slavin
who play anyone and everyone!

Ghost written by Jon Canter
Produced by: Clive Brill
A Pacificus Production for BBC Radio 4.


FRI 08:00 The TV Lark (b01dc2dt)
Back in the Navy

The ex-shipmates are all at sea, when they discover their brief careers at Troutbridge TV are over.

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

However, after just ten 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'.

CAST:

The Producer …. Stephen Murray
The Floor Manager …. Jon Pertwee
Lesley Phillips (The Director)
Henry Povey, The Deputy Controller of Programmes …. Richard Caldicote
‘Fatso’ Johnson …. Ronnie Barker
‘Taffy’ Goldstein …. Teniel Evans
Commander Pearson/Naval Police Officer …. Michael Bates
Vera …. Janet Brown
TTV Continuity Announcer …. Robin Boyle

Written by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in March 1963.


FRI 08:30 J Kingston Platt (b01rtzx7)
Ronnie Melcombe and His Surprising Wife

A startling tale of a wife addicted to shock.

Staying one jump ahead of the audience expectations is all-important in show business.

The doyen of British showbiz, the insider's insider, J Kingston Platt returns to the wireless with more unusually true stories.

Written and read by Peter Jones

Producer: Pete Atkin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1993.


FRI 09:00 Bristow (b007v1dg)
Series 3

The Good, the Bad and the Temporary

There's a new girl in town, and Bristow knows his office isn't big enough for the two of them.

Michael Williams stars as Bristow.

Frank Dickens' sitcom is based on his famous long-running newspaper cartoon strip about the Chester-Perry buying clerk.

Bristow ...... Michael Williams
Jones ...... Rodney Bewes
Mrs Purdy ...... Dora Bryan
Perkins ...... Leslie Phillips
Hewitt ...... Owen Brenman
Miss Sunman ...... Katy Odey
Fudge ...... Jon Glover
Postboy ...... Simon Schatzberger
Stokes ...... David Battley
Sylvana ...... Jackie Neglia

Music: John Whitehall

Producer: Neil Cargill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2000.


FRI 09:30 Act Your Age (b00qcj8m)
Series 2

Episode 3

Simon Mayo hosts the comedy show that pits the comic generations against each other to find out which is the funniest.

Team captains Jon Richardson, Ed Byrne and Johnnie Casson are joined by Jared Christmas, Mark Watson and Eddie Large.

Producers: Ashley Blaker and Bill Matthews.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2010.


FRI 10:00 Henry James - The Turn of the Screw (b0170cmv)
Are two children under an evil influence, or is it in the imagination of their governess? Stars Cathy Sara and Joseph Tremain.


FRI 11:00 Book at Bedtime (b00j7v9h)
It's Beginning To Hurt

The Half-Sister

Series of five enigmatic and psychologically gripping short stories by James Lasdun.

Martin once aspired to be a professional guitarist but has now reconciled himself to the realities of his daily life as a guitar teacher to the children of the wealthy. But one of his clients has a hidden agenda. Read by Ben Meyjes.


FRI 11:15 Philip Palmer - The King's Coiner (b00767dn)
By the 1690s, Isaac Newton - already the world's greatest mathematician - was hungry for a new challenge and became Warden of the Royal Mint.

His pursuit of London's most notorious counterfeiter, William Chaloner, confirmed him as a man prepared to go to any lengths to solve a problem...

Ian McDiarmid stars as Isaac Newton.

Written by Philip Palmer.

With Katy Cavanagh as Catherine Barton, Barnaby Kay as William Chaloner, Peter Marinker as Mr Secretary Vernon, Freddie Annobil-Dodoo as Tom Holloway, Colin Adrian as Thomas Carter and Jeremy Swift as Lord Halifax

Director: Toby Swift

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2002.


FRI 12:00 The TV Lark (b01dc2dt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 J Kingston Platt (b01rtzx7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 Wimsey (b00s7tql)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 Sherlock Holmes (b0075z3b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 Meera Syal - Anita and Me (b007jy30)
Episode 5

Twelve-year-old Meena's mother finally gives birth, and she decides to form a gang with Anita. Meera Syal reads her own novel.


FRI 14:15 Britain on the Bottle: Alcohol and the State (b00t1qjs)
The Beer Act of 1830

Continuing his narrative history series on the ways in which the British state has dealt with the 'Drink Question', Mark Whitaker looks at the 1830 Beer Act - when parliament made the seemingly bizarre decision that the best way to decrease public drunkenness was to make access to alcohol easier.

Why? It was believed that a recent upsurge in the consumption of spirits was a consequence of the quality of beer being so low; and this was because a handful of major brewers owned the pubs and controlled what they sold. The Times called this arrangement 'an odious monopoly', and the phrase stuck. In 1830 an MP went as far as to call it 'more oppressive to the lower orders than any other that has ever been imposed upon them.'

Free Trade was the solution of the day. The 1830 Beer Act made it possible for anybody who could come up with a payment of two guineas to get a license to sell beer in their own home. Over the next six months 25,000 licenses were taken out, and almost overnight a new landscape of drinking had been created in England.

But within four years a Select Committee on drunkenness was meeting, and it began to be argued that the last thing an industrialising country needed was a drunk work force. For the first time there was serious public discussion as to what the social causes of excessive drinking might be, and people started talking about mass education as the key to change.

Actors read from parliamentary debates, and from journals and newspapers.

Producer: Mark Whitaker
A Square Dog production for BBC Radio 4.


FRI 14:30 Evelyn Waugh - Scoop (b01rtzx9)
Episode 8

Boot is set for a hero's welcome when he arrives home. But which one? Neither William nor John seem keen. Read by Robert Hardy.


FRI 14:45 Stephen Greenblatt - Will in the World (b00lcltq)
Episode 5

At 40, the Bard meditates on old age. Reconstructing the life, work and era of William Shakespeare, read by Toby Stephens.


FRI 15:00 Henry James - The Turn of the Screw (b0170cmv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b01rtzyj)
Mel Giedroyc hears more from our doctor at sea with his GPS, we find out about the life of Captain James Cook, and discover what your choice of font says about you.


FRI 17:00 For Better or for Worse (b00h4lng)
Series 1

Episode 6

Iris dreams of hearing Pavarotti in concert, so Bernard tries to get tickets. Stars Gorden Kaye and Su Pollard. From March 1993.


FRI 17:30 The National Theatre of Brent's Iconic Icons (b00lsxh0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 18:00 Bram Stoker - Midnight Tales (b01g9873)
The Squaw

An arrogant American earns himself a truly horrific retribution. The final tale from the Dracula author, read by Dyfed Thomas.


FRI 18:15 Eoin Colfer - And Another Thing... (b012yym0)
Episode 5

An immortal challenge must be faced - will Zaphod Beeblebrox get to see Thor? Sequel to Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series, with Stephen Mangan.


FRI 18:30 Weird Tales (b00vknmp)
Series 2

Connected

WEIRD TALES: Connected
By Melissa Murray

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

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

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

Directed by Mary Peate

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

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

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


FRI 19:00 The TV Lark (b01dc2dt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 J Kingston Platt (b01rtzx7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 Wimsey (b00s7tql)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 Sherlock Holmes (b0075z3b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Book at Bedtime (b00j7v9h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 21:15 Philip Palmer - The King's Coiner (b00767dn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


FRI 22:00 Believe It! (b01hjtm8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 Down the Line (b011ppnl)
Series 2

Plastic Surgery and Natural Disasters

Gary Bellamy hosts the spoof phone-in, discussing cosmetic surgery and other disasters. Stars Rhys Thomas and Harry Enfield. From February 2007.


FRI 23:00 Knowing Me, Knowing You (b007jvc2)
Episode 6

A-ha! Chat show host Alan Partridge welcomes more guests to his sofa:

BBC TV's Commissioning Director Tony Hayers
TV presenter Trudy Sky
Fashion Designer Yvonne Boyd
The maverick Lord Morgan

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 (b011cfmx)
Series 1

Simon Day

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 back stage and front of house goings on at the theatre itself.

In the final episode of the series British comedy legend and star of The Fast Show, Down the Line and Bellamy's People, Simon Day visits The Mallard Theatre as "himself".

Cast list:

Simon Day ..... Simon Day
Catherine ..... Catherine Shepherd
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 Look Back at the Future 09:30 MON (b01rszvs)

A Look Back at the Future 02:30 TUE (b01rszvs)

Act Your Age 02:30 SAT (b00q3gjg)

Act Your Age 09:30 FRI (b00qcj8m)

Adventures in Science 07:15 SUN (b00ffjc2)

Adventures in Science 13:15 SUN (b00ffjc2)

After Henry 09:00 WED (b007nf1y)

After Henry 02:00 THU (b007nf1y)

Alan Plater - Only a Matter of Time 11:15 WED (b007qrqk)

Alan Plater - Only a Matter of Time 21:15 WED (b007qrqk)

Alan Plater - Only a Matter of Time 04:15 THU (b007qrqk)

Alan Plater - Time Added On for Injuries 11:15 THU (b007qw0x)

Alan Plater - Time Added On for Injuries 21:15 THU (b007qw0x)

Alan Plater - Time Added On for Injuries 04:15 FRI (b007qw0x)

Alun Cochrane's Fun House 07:30 WED (b01rr555)

Alun Cochrane's Fun House 22:00 WED (b01rr555)

Armando Iannucci - Facts And Fancies 23:45 MON (b007jrkw)

Armando Iannucci - Facts And Fancies 09:45 TUE (b007jrkw)

Armando Iannucci - Facts And Fancies 02:45 WED (b007jrkw)

Arthur Conan Doyle - Professor Challenger 18:30 SUN (b00zjbvl)

Arthur Conan Doyle - Professor Challenger 00:30 MON (b00zjbvl)

At Home With The Snails 23:30 WED (b00cbcpb)

Baldi 13:15 SAT (b00803g1)

Baldi 03:15 SUN (b00803g1)

Ballylenon 17:00 THU (b00g2djy)

Ballylenon 05:00 FRI (b00g2djy)

Believe It! 17:30 SAT (b01h73pg)

Believe It! 05:30 SUN (b01h73pg)

Believe It! 07:30 FRI (b01hjtm8)

Believe It! 22:00 FRI (b01hjtm8)

Book at Bedtime 11:00 MON (b00j636h)

Book at Bedtime 21:00 MON (b00j636h)

Book at Bedtime 04:00 TUE (b00j636h)

Book at Bedtime 11:00 TUE (b00j7v9t)

Book at Bedtime 21:00 TUE (b00j7v9t)

Book at Bedtime 04:00 WED (b00j7v9t)

Book at Bedtime 11:00 WED (b00j7v9c)

Book at Bedtime 21:00 WED (b00j7v9c)

Book at Bedtime 04:00 THU (b00j7v9c)

Book at Bedtime 11:00 THU (b00j7v9f)

Book at Bedtime 21:00 THU (b00j7v9f)

Book at Bedtime 04:00 FRI (b00j7v9f)

Book at Bedtime 11:00 FRI (b00j7v9h)

Book at Bedtime 21:00 FRI (b00j7v9h)

Bram Stoker - Midnight Tales 18:00 MON (b01g7xq3)

Bram Stoker - Midnight Tales 00:00 TUE (b01g7xq3)

Bram Stoker - Midnight Tales 18:00 TUE (b01g8766)

Bram Stoker - Midnight Tales 00:00 WED (b01g8766)

Bram Stoker - Midnight Tales 18:00 WED (b01g97vd)

Bram Stoker - Midnight Tales 00:00 THU (b01g97vd)

Bram Stoker - Midnight Tales 18:00 THU (b01g8bxg)

Bram Stoker - Midnight Tales 00:00 FRI (b01g8bxg)

Bram Stoker - Midnight Tales 18:00 FRI (b01g9873)

Brian Appleton's History of Rock 'n' Roll 23:30 TUE (b00fvwk6)

Bristow 02:00 SAT (b007tdnn)

Bristow 09:00 FRI (b007v1dg)

Britain on the Bottle: Alcohol and the State 14:15 WED (b00t18nn)

Britain on the Bottle: Alcohol and the State 14:15 THU (b00t1qg4)

Britain on the Bottle: Alcohol and the State 14:15 FRI (b00t1qjs)

Chain Reaction 07:30 SUN (b0090s0r)

Chain Reaction 22:00 SUN (b0090s0r)

Colvil and Soames 23:00 SAT (b007jt9z)

Comedy Controller 09:00 SAT (b007qz59)

Comedy Controller 19:00 SAT (b007qz59)

Craig Russell - Lennox 23:30 SAT (b011p4q2)

Dave Podmore 22:30 THU (b007jz8b)

Deep Trouble 23:00 THU (b00sm5qn)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:00 SUN (b01rs254)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:00 SUN (b01rs254)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 01:00 MON (b01rs254)

Dickens in London - Omnibus 06:00 SUN (b01bw5h8)

Dickens in London - Omnibus 12:00 SUN (b01bw5h8)

Do Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me 07:00 THU (b0076h7l)

Do Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me 17:30 THU (b0076h7l)

Do Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me 05:30 FRI (b0076h7l)

Doctor Who 00:00 SAT (b01jjvss)

Doctor at Large 08:00 SUN (b00bb9m8)

Doctor at Large 15:00 SUN (b00bb9m8)

Doctor at Large 20:00 SUN (b00bb9m8)

Doctor at Large 03:00 MON (b00bb9m8)

Down the Line 22:30 FRI (b011ppnl)

Edge Falls 07:00 MON (b00drt1r)

Edge Falls 17:30 MON (b00drt1r)

Edge Falls 05:30 TUE (b00drt1r)

Eoin Colfer - And Another Thing... 18:15 MON (b012xs2d)

Eoin Colfer - And Another Thing... 00:15 TUE (b012xs2d)

Eoin Colfer - And Another Thing... 18:15 TUE (b012xxvs)

Eoin Colfer - And Another Thing... 00:15 WED (b012xxvs)

Eoin Colfer - And Another Thing... 18:15 WED (b012ylgk)

Eoin Colfer - And Another Thing... 00:15 THU (b012ylgk)

Eoin Colfer - And Another Thing... 18:15 THU (b012ysn5)

Eoin Colfer - And Another Thing... 00:15 FRI (b012ysn5)

Eoin Colfer - And Another Thing... 18:15 FRI (b012yym0)

Evelyn Waugh - Scoop 14:30 MON (b01rt0kx)

Evelyn Waugh - Scoop 14:30 TUE (b01rt2d8)

Evelyn Waugh - Scoop 14:30 WED (b01rtfr1)

Evelyn Waugh - Scoop 14:30 THU (b01rtyfs)

Evelyn Waugh - Scoop 14:30 FRI (b01rtzx9)

Five Stories by James Ellis 10:45 SUN (b00lbgr5)

Five Stories by James Ellis 21:45 SUN (b00lbgr5)

Five Stories by James Ellis 01:45 MON (b00lbgr5)

Flying the Flag 17:00 MON (b007jx5g)

Flying the Flag 05:00 TUE (b007jx5g)

For Better or for Worse 05:00 SAT (b00gszmp)

For Better or for Worse 17:00 FRI (b00h4lng)

Fyodor Dostoevsky - The Idiot 10:00 MON (b00sr4hr)

Fyodor Dostoevsky - The Idiot 15:00 MON (b00sr4hr)

Fyodor Dostoevsky - The Idiot 03:00 TUE (b00sr4hr)

Fyodor Dostoevsky - The Idiot 10:00 TUE (b00srkfz)

Fyodor Dostoevsky - The Idiot 15:00 TUE (b00srkfz)

Fyodor Dostoevsky - The Idiot 03:00 WED (b00srkfz)

Fyodor Dostoevsky - The Idiot 10:00 WED (b00srqfj)

Fyodor Dostoevsky - The Idiot 15:00 WED (b00srqfj)

Fyodor Dostoevsky - The Idiot 03:00 THU (b00srqfj)

Fyodor Dostoevsky - The Idiot 10:00 THU (b00srvkn)

Fyodor Dostoevsky - The Idiot 15:00 THU (b00srvkn)

Fyodor Dostoevsky - The Idiot 03:00 FRI (b00srvkn)

Garrison Keillor's Radio Show 08:00 SAT (b010gbw8)

Garrison Keillor's Radio Show 15:00 SAT (b010gbw8)

Garrison Keillor's Radio Show 01:00 SUN (b010gbw8)

Giles Wemmbley Hogg Goes Off 22:30 TUE (b007jrmf)

Graeme Fife - A Misfortune at Seaham 11:15 TUE (b01h8vhd)

Graeme Fife - A Misfortune at Seaham 21:15 TUE (b01h8vhd)

Graeme Fife - A Misfortune at Seaham 04:15 WED (b01h8vhd)

Hancock's Half Hour 14:00 SAT (b007k0pd)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:00 WED (b007k0xt)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:00 WED (b007k0xt)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:00 WED (b007k0xt)

Henry James - The Turn of the Screw 10:00 FRI (b0170cmv)

Henry James - The Turn of the Screw 15:00 FRI (b0170cmv)

Hercule Poirot 13:30 SUN (b007jxgm)

Hercule Poirot 03:30 MON (b007jxgm)

High Speed Radio 07:30 SAT (b00x58vz)

Hut 33 23:00 TUE (b00lxzyd)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 08:30 WED (b00w6bws)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 12:30 WED (b00w6bws)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 19:30 WED (b00w6bws)

Inside the Bermuda Triangle: The Mysteries Solved 14:15 MON (b00mq5td)

Inside the Bermuda Triangle: The Mysteries Solved 14:15 TUE (b00mq5tg)

Isy Suttie's Love Letters 09:00 MON (b01rszvq)

Isy Suttie's Love Letters 22:30 MON (b01rszvq)

Isy Suttie's Love Letters 02:00 TUE (b01rszvq)

It Sticks Out Half A Mile 08:00 THU (b007jq8k)

It Sticks Out Half A Mile 12:00 THU (b007jq8k)

It Sticks Out Half A Mile 19:00 THU (b007jq8k)

It's Your Round 09:30 WED (b00yrfwr)

It's Your Round 02:30 THU (b00yrfwr)

J Kingston Platt 08:30 FRI (b01rtzx7)

J Kingston Platt 12:30 FRI (b01rtzx7)

J Kingston Platt 19:30 FRI (b01rtzx7)

James Hilton - Lost Horizon 03:00 SAT (b00tp95x)

John Peacock - London Particulars 04:15 SAT (b008pbr7)

John Wyndham - The Midwich Cuckoos 18:00 SAT (b007jmh3)

John Wyndham - The Midwich Cuckoos 00:00 SUN (b007jmh3)

Knowing Me, Knowing You 23:00 FRI (b007jvc2)

Loose Ends 11:15 MON (b01rv0lt)

Loose Ends 21:15 MON (b01rv0lt)

Loose Ends 04:15 TUE (b01rv0lt)

Louisa May Alcott - Little Women 09:30 SUN (b007jqpn)

Louisa May Alcott - Little Women 17:30 SUN (b007jqpn)

Louisa May Alcott - Little Women 05:30 MON (b007jqpn)

Mark Thomas: The Manifesto 07:30 THU (b01rr7z8)

Mark Thomas: The Manifesto 22:00 THU (b01rr7z8)

Meera Syal - Anita and Me 14:00 MON (b007jxxt)

Meera Syal - Anita and Me 14:00 TUE (b007jxz2)

Meera Syal - Anita and Me 14:00 WED (b007jy0b)

Meera Syal - Anita and Me 14:00 THU (b007jy1l)

Meera Syal - Anita and Me 14:00 FRI (b007jy30)

Meet David Sedaris 22:30 SUN (b012f9s3)

Mel's Mix: The Best of The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 SUN (b01rs2gs)

Michael Frayn - Clouds 06:00 SAT (b00d9ywg)

Michael Frayn - Clouds 16:00 SAT (b00d9ywg)

Michael Frayn - Clouds 04:00 SUN (b00d9ywg)

No Tomatoes 23:45 TUE (b0081b7p)

On Baby Street 07:00 TUE (b00sbpg4)

On Baby Street 17:30 TUE (b00sbpg4)

On Baby Street 05:30 WED (b00sbpg4)

Opening Lines 04:00 SAT (b00d4f0n)

Philip Palmer - The King's Coiner 11:15 FRI (b00767dn)

Philip Palmer - The King's Coiner 21:15 FRI (b00767dn)

Revolting People 23:30 THU (b00f80zs)

Rhod Gilbert's Bulging Barrel of Laughs 22:00 SAT (b00tml87)

Rosemary Sutcliff - Brother Dusty Feet 09:00 SUN (b01cj1p6)

Rosemary Sutcliff - Brother Dusty Feet 17:00 SUN (b01cj1p6)

Rosemary Sutcliff - Brother Dusty Feet 05:00 MON (b01cj1p6)

Round the Horne 14:30 SAT (b007jr8c)

Round the Horne 08:00 MON (b00jjq7v)

Round the Horne 12:00 MON (b00jjq7v)

Round the Horne 19:00 MON (b00jjq7v)

Russell Thorndike - The Last of Doctor Syn 01:30 SAT (b00pl95h)

Russell Thorndike - The Last of Doctor Syn 06:30 MON (b00plsq6)

Russell Thorndike - The Last of Doctor Syn 13:30 MON (b00plsq6)

Russell Thorndike - The Last of Doctor Syn 20:30 MON (b00plsq6)

Russell Thorndike - The Last of Doctor Syn 01:30 TUE (b00plsq6)

Russell Thorndike - The Last of Doctor Syn 06:30 TUE (b00pmgxd)

Russell Thorndike - The Last of Doctor Syn 13:30 TUE (b00pmgxd)

Russell Thorndike - The Last of Doctor Syn 20:30 TUE (b00pmgxd)

Russell Thorndike - The Last of Doctor Syn 01:30 WED (b00pmgxd)

Russell Thorndike - The Last of Doctor Syn 06:30 WED (b00pn48f)

Russell Thorndike - The Last of Doctor Syn 13:30 WED (b00pn48f)

Russell Thorndike - The Last of Doctor Syn 20:30 WED (b00pn48f)

Russell Thorndike - The Last of Doctor Syn 01:30 THU (b00pn48f)

Russell Thorndike - The Last of Doctor Syn 06:30 THU (b00ps5hm)

Russell Thorndike - The Last of Doctor Syn 13:30 THU (b00ps5hm)

Russell Thorndike - The Last of Doctor Syn 20:30 THU (b00ps5hm)

Russell Thorndike - The Last of Doctor Syn 01:30 FRI (b00ps5hm)

Sherlock Holmes 06:30 FRI (b0075z3b)

Sherlock Holmes 13:30 FRI (b0075z3b)

Sherlock Holmes 20:30 FRI (b0075z3b)

Stephen Greenblatt - Will in the World 14:45 MON (b00lbsx9)

Stephen Greenblatt - Will in the World 14:45 TUE (b00lbwgf)

Stephen Greenblatt - Will in the World 14:45 WED (b00lc4d2)

Stephen Greenblatt - Will in the World 14:45 THU (b00lc99p)

Stephen Greenblatt - Will in the World 14:45 FRI (b00lcltq)

Stilgoe's Around 17:00 WED (b007k3kj)

Stilgoe's Around 05:00 THU (b007k3kj)

Stories of Ray Bradbury 18:30 SAT (b00tgcgq)

Stories of Ray Bradbury 00:30 SUN (b00tgcgq)

Take It From Here 08:30 THU (b017pqr4)

Take It From Here 12:30 THU (b017pqr4)

Take It From Here 19:30 THU (b017pqr4)

That Reminds Me 11:00 SUN (b007jmr3)

That Reminds Me 19:00 SUN (b007jmr3)

That Reminds Me 02:00 MON (b007jmr3)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 MON (b01rt165)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 TUE (b01rt2lc)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 WED (b01rtfr3)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 THU (b01rtyfv)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 FRI (b01rtzyj)

The 99p Challenge 09:30 THU (b01rtwl1)

The 99p Challenge 02:30 FRI (b01rtwl1)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 TUE (b01s767m)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 THU (b01s767p)

The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show 08:30 MON (b01rsgrq)

The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show 12:30 MON (b01rsgrq)

The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show 19:30 MON (b01rsgrq)

The Goon Show 08:00 TUE (b007jq35)

The Goon Show 12:00 TUE (b007jq35)

The Goon Show 19:00 TUE (b007jq35)

The Little Ottleys 12:00 SAT (b01rs0w7)

The Little Ottleys 02:00 SUN (b01rs0w7)

The Maltby Collection 23:00 SUN (b00crj7g)

The Mark Steel Solution 22:30 WED (b007jmsz)

The Men from the Ministry 08:30 SUN (b00zvcml)

The Men from the Ministry 15:30 SUN (b00zvcml)

The Men from the Ministry 20:30 SUN (b00zvcml)

The National Theatre of Brent's Iconic Icons 07:00 FRI (b00lsxh0)

The National Theatre of Brent's Iconic Icons 17:30 FRI (b00lsxh0)

The Newly Discovered Casebook of Sherlock Holmes 09:00 THU (b00bf0l6)

The Newly Discovered Casebook of Sherlock Holmes 02:00 FRI (b00bf0l6)

The News Quiz Extra 23:00 MON (b01rv0hy)

The News Quiz Extra 09:00 TUE (b01rv0hy)

The News Quiz Extra 02:00 WED (b01rv0hy)

The Nick Revell Show 23:30 SUN (b00ct94s)

The Palace of Laughter 11:30 SUN (b007vcw2)

The Palace of Laughter 19:30 SUN (b007vcw2)

The Palace of Laughter 02:30 MON (b007vcw2)

The Random Jottings of Hinge and Bracket 17:00 TUE (b01rt2gc)

The Random Jottings of Hinge and Bracket 05:00 WED (b01rt2gc)

The Right Time 05:30 SAT (b00fvbgz)

The Scarifyers 00:30 SAT (b007xrfc)

The Scarifyers 18:00 SUN (b01rs2gv)

The Scarifyers 00:00 MON (b01rs2gv)

The Simon Day Show 23:30 FRI (b011cfmx)

The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter 08:30 TUE (b008pbxl)

The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter 12:30 TUE (b008pbxl)

The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter 19:30 TUE (b008pbxl)

The TV Lark 08:00 FRI (b01dc2dt)

The TV Lark 12:00 FRI (b01dc2dt)

The TV Lark 19:00 FRI (b01dc2dt)

The Unbelievable Truth 07:30 MON (b01rqnj3)

The Unbelievable Truth 22:00 MON (b01rqnj3)

Thom Tuck Goes Straight to DVD 07:30 TUE (b01rr371)

Thom Tuck Goes Straight to DVD 22:00 TUE (b01rr371)

Two Doors Down 07:00 WED (b0076gzn)

Two Doors Down 17:30 WED (b0076gzn)

Two Doors Down 05:30 THU (b0076gzn)

We Are Klang: Amazing Lives 23:00 WED (b007k3p8)

Weird Tales 18:30 MON (b00x4gb2)

Weird Tales 00:30 TUE (b00x4gb2)

Weird Tales 18:30 TUE (b00vk756)

Weird Tales 00:30 WED (b00vk756)

Weird Tales 18:30 WED (b00vknkm)

Weird Tales 00:30 THU (b00vknkm)

Weird Tales 18:30 THU (b00vknlv)

Weird Tales 00:30 FRI (b00vknlv)

Weird Tales 18:30 FRI (b00vknmp)

Wimsey 01:00 SAT (b00s6492)

Wimsey 06:00 MON (b00s6brb)

Wimsey 13:00 MON (b00s6brb)

Wimsey 20:00 MON (b00s6brb)

Wimsey 01:00 TUE (b00s6brb)

Wimsey 06:00 TUE (b007jw80)

Wimsey 13:00 TUE (b007jw80)

Wimsey 20:00 TUE (b007jw80)

Wimsey 01:00 WED (b007jw80)

Wimsey 06:00 WED (b00s6r7j)

Wimsey 13:00 WED (b00s6r7j)

Wimsey 20:00 WED (b00s6r7j)

Wimsey 01:00 THU (b00s6r7j)

Wimsey 06:00 THU (b00s7ql2)

Wimsey 13:00 THU (b00s7ql2)

Wimsey 20:00 THU (b00s7ql2)

Wimsey 01:00 FRI (b00s7ql2)

Wimsey 06:00 FRI (b00s7tql)

Wimsey 13:00 FRI (b00s7tql)

Wimsey 20:00 FRI (b00s7tql)