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SATURDAY 27 APRIL 2013

SAT 00:00 Arthur C Clarke Stories (b010tbkp)
The Nine Billion Names of God

The Sentinel

The story from which Arthur C Clarke developed the film '2001: A Space Odyssey' with Stanley Kubrick. Read by John Shrapnel.


SAT 00:15 Eoin Colfer - And Another Thing... (b0133m09)
Episode 10

Will the Vogons wipe out Nano? Is this The End, or just the end of a middle? Sequel to Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series, with Stephen Mangan.


SAT 00:30 A Short History of Vampires (b00yy6vt)
Israbel By Tanith Lee

The ultimate killing machines.

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

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

Producer: Gemma Jenkins

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


SAT 01:00 Adam Dalgliesh - Cover Her Face (b008yv5r)
4. The Gathering

Inspector Adam Dalgliesh summons the entire household to hear his conclusions about the killer of Sally Jupp.

Robin Ellis stars as Dalgliesh with Sian Phillips and Hugh Grant.

The climax of PD James's debut crime novel about her gentleman detective.

Inspector Adam Dalgliesh …. Robin Ellis
Mrs Maxie …. Sian Phillips
Felix Hearne …. Hugh Grant
Deborah Riscoe …. Beatie Edney
Stephen Maxie …. David Thorpe
Catherine Bowers …. Oona Beeson
Mrs Proctor …. Jillie Meers
Victor Proctor …. John Baddeley
Sgt Martin …. Steve Hodson
James Ritchie …. James Telfer
Johnny Wilcox …. Susan Sheridan
Martha …. Jill Graham
Sally Jupp …. Melanie Hudson

Dramatised by Neville Teller.

Producer: Matthew Walters

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1993.


SAT 01:30 Detective (b01s316s)
Series 3

2. A Bit of a Grudge

Detectives Brook and Tully have unfinished business with a dangerous crook.

Can he be caught before he flees the country?

Starring Ray Brooks and Stephen Garlick.

More tough stories of crime and detection in London written by Robert Barr

Detective Sergeant Brook …. Ray Brooks
Detective Constable Tully …. Stephen Garlick
Detective Sergeant Harrison …. Peter Cleall
Tommy …. Michael Ripper
Paul Caville …. Douglas Blackwell
Billy Dale …. David Milner
Superintendent …. Arnold Diamond
Detective Constable Mathieson …. Peter Acre

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast weekly on BBC Radio 2 in June 1984.


SAT 02:00 Bristow (b007vgv7)
Series 3

Chapter and Verse

As the Chester-Perry clerk writes for the house journal, he learns the meaning of poetic justice.

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
Miss Sunman ...... Katy Odey
Fudge ...... Jon Glover
Postboy ...... Simon Schatzberger
Hickford ...... Roger Lloyd Pack
Liftboy ...... Ian Kelland

Music: John Whitehall

Producer: Neil Cargill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2000.


SAT 02:30 Act Your Age (b00qhrxb)
Series 2

Episode 4

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 Mike Wozniak, Robin Ince and Ted Robbins.

Producers: Ashley Blaker and Bill Matthews.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2010.


SAT 03:00 RL Stevenson - Kidnapped (b01c7x03)
Murder in Appin

David Balfour is shipwrecked off Scotland's coast. Cast ashore, he heads to Appin and a fateful encounter. Robert Louis Stevenson's historical adventure stars Paul Young.


SAT 04:00 Five Stories by Margaret Drabble (b0176nbj)
Faithful Lovers

An idle decision to return to an old stomping ground, and its echoes of love, leads to an unexpected and unsettling encounter. Faithful Lovers was written in 1968 and appears in A Day in the Life of a Smiling Woman: The Collected Stories by Margaret Drabble.

Read by Adjoa Andoh.
Abridged by Katrin Williams.
Produced by Duncan Minshull.


SAT 04:15 Aelish Michael - Dreaming of Foxes (b01s2yc9)
Ted Hughes is reunited with a long-lost school friend nearly 50 years on. But what do they have in common? Stars Robert Garrett.


SAT 05:00 For Better or for Worse (b00h9t2d)
Series 1

Episode 7

A day trip to France brings buried memories to the surface for Bernard. Stars Su Pollard and Gorden Kaye. From March 1993.


SAT 05:30 The National Theatre of Brent's Iconic Icons (b0132l7g)
The Dalai Lama, or How the West Was Won

The multi award winning National Theatre of Brent - Artistic Director Desmond Olivier Dingle and the entire acting company (Raymond Box) - returns triumphantly to Radio 4 in the last of an occasional series celebrating the rare but rarefied beings deemed in Desmond's expert view to be Iconic Icons. Previous celebratees include Bob Dylan and Tracey Emin.

The final and climactic iconic icon is his holiness the Dalai Lama. Desmond and Raymond trace his journey from two year old yak boy to disaffected teenage Dalai to the mature Lama, exiled from his country, separated from his people, but spiritually at one with himself and the world, and possessor of a top twinkly smile. They also present Buddhism in a Nutshell.

Written and performed by the National Theatre of Brent, who are Patrick Barlow and John Ramm, in front of an audience at the Bush Hall in London, this latest addition to the Brent canon will be as essential and massive a contribution to the current artistic and spiritual life of this country as the rest of their work. And, of course it will be very funny.

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

Director: Patrick Barlow

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


SAT 06:00 Dario Fo - Accidental Death of an Anarchist (b01s63cx)
While in police custody a suspected terrorist 'fell' to his death from the fourth floor of Police HQ.

But someone, disguised as a maniac, has got into the building and is determined to find out what really happened and who is to blame...

Dario Fo's world famous comic masterpiece is a biting satire on police corruption.

Adapted by award-winning comedian Jeremy Hardy.

Adrian Edmondson ..... Maniac
Jennifer Saunders ..... Maria Feletti
Jill Gascoine ..... Superintendent
Stephen Frost ..... Inspector Bertozzo
John Forgeham ..... Inspector Pissani
Mark Steel ..... Constables

From Gillian Hanna's translation and Gavin Richards' stage adaptation.

Producer: Turan Ali.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 5 in 1992.


SAT 07:15 Fay Weldon Stories (b007jx0x)
Climbing the Pine

As Robert reluctantly prepares for college, he's disconcerted by the predicament of brown bear cubs. Read by Maureen O'Brien.


SAT 07:30 Fabulous Flops (b01380ck)
More Fabulous Flops

Episode 2

Paul Roseby surveys the musical wreckage of Annie 2, and weeps when Henry VIII finally gets to sing. With Elaine Stritch.


SAT 08:00 Garrison Keillor's Radio Show (b010t4pd)
Series 6

Episode 23

The American funny man is in Virginia, Guy Noir is on the election trail and in Lake Wobegon the moon is bright. From 2010.


SAT 09:00 Dad's Army (b007jw4r)
Permission to Speak, Sir!: Dad's Army on Radio

They don't like it up 'em!

After winning their frontline TV offensive, how did the Home Guard win the war of the ears with a rear-guard action for radio?

Legendary comedy producer Harold Snoad and actor Michael Knowles reveal how they went about adapting the classic BBC TV hit series for radio – as the writers Jimmy Perry and David Croft were too busy to do it themselves.

Over three hours, enjoy six Dad's Army episodes made for radio:

* The Enemy Within the Gates: Captain Mainwaring's platoon try to capture Germans for a reward. From February 1974.

* Don't Forget the Diver: The platoon don crazy camouflage in a drill to attack Captain Square's HQ. From February 1975.

* The Day the Balloon Went Up: Captain Mainwaring gets carried away with the platoon's war effort. From June 1975.

* When Did You Last See Your Money?: Corporal Jones panics when he misplaces £500 collected for the servicemen's canteen. From May 1975.

* If the Cap Fits: Captain Mainwaring promotes fractious Private Frazer, with unexpected results. February 1975.

* Put That Light Out: Captain Mainwaring's platoon causes havoc in Walmington-on-Sea during an air-raid. From February 1975.

Snoad and Knowles reflect on how the cast took to re-recording the shows without cameras and discuss the changes that had to be made to make the TV scripts work.

The duo's association with Dad's Army continued with their spin off radio comedy series, It Sticks Out Half A Mile.

Producer: Martin Dempsey

Made for BBC 7 and first brodcast in November 2005.


SAT 12:00 The Cazalets - Omnibus (b01s4775)
Confusion

Episode 1

Made for 4 Extra. One son is missing, and the family is bereaved. A chance encounter with a GI changes things for Zoe. With Penelope Wilton.


SAT 13:15 Drama (b00kdttk)
Rumpole and the Penge Bungalow Murders

Old Unhappy Far-Off Things

By John Mortimer.

A Christmas treat for all Rumpole fans and all Radio 4 listeners who love a good whodunit with a cracking court case thrown in for good measure.

Benedict Cumberbatch, plays the young, feisty, devastatingly acute legal eagle Horace Rumpole in his first big murder case, where he defends for the first time "alone and without a leader" in the case which was to make his name; and of course the story also marks the beginning of his life-long liason with "She who must be obeyed"; as we hear, recalled through the memoirs of the older Rumpole, how young Rumpole found himself engaged and married without being absolutely sure that he had in fact proposed in the first place!

It is the fifties, a short decade after the end of the war, and two war heroes have been shot dead. The only suspect is Simon Jerrold, the son of one of the victims, and he faces the death penalty. Defending him is deemed hopeless, so the case is handed to a novice. But the novice's superiors didn't count on the tenacity and wit of the young and hungry Horace Rumpole

Adapted by Richard Stoneman

Producer/Director ..... Marilyn Imrie
A Catherine Bailey production for BBC Radio 4.


SAT 14:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007k15z)
Series 2

The Holiday Camp

Sid hires the lad to run his new venture, but then he discovers a surprise next door.

Starring Tony Hancock.

With Bill Kerr, Sidney James. Andree Melly, Kenneth Williams and Denis Wilson.

Announcer: 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 May 1955.


SAT 14:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00ckcmh)
Series 5

Episode 10

Censorship, a ghost story - and a depraved dentist.

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 David Hatch, Bill Oddie, Derek Farmer 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.


SAT 15:00 Garrison Keillor's Radio Show (b010t4pd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SAT 16:00 Dario Fo - Accidental Death of an Anarchist (b01s63cx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:15 Fay Weldon Stories (b007jx0x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today]


SAT 17:30 Believe It! (b01hxmw4)
Series 1

Boots

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 play anyone and everyone!

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


SAT 18:00 Terry Pratchett (b007jlxd)
Only You Can Save Mankind

1. ScreeWees are for Real?

As the alien fleet crosses the computer screen, 12 year-old Johnny Maxwell prepares to blow the ScreeWee into a million pieces - sparking a wild seesaw adventure involving space warfare, starships and aliens.

Terry Pratchett's sci-fi fantasy novel stars Tim Smith and Janet Dale.

Dramatised in three parts by Bob Hescott.

Johnny Maxwell …. Tim Smith
ScreeWee Captain …. Janet Dale
Gunnery Officer …. Michael Angelis
The PT Teacher …. Mark Finn
Wobbler …. Akhbar Karim
Johnny’s Mother …. Marian Kemmer
Johnny’s Father …. Laurence Rew
ScreeWee Crew Member …. Tessa Harrison
Newscaster …. Terry Pearson
Yo-less …. Peter Dalton
Big Mac …. Michael Peristrello
Kirsty …. Natalie Moore
Mr Patel …. Renu Setna

Producer: Brian Lighthill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1996.


SAT 18:30 Ursula K Le Guin - The Diary of the Rose (b00ncgg3)
Episode 1

The political awakening of psychiatrist Rosa Sobel. Ursula K Le Guin's award-winning powerful tale set in the near future. Read by Laurel Lefkow.


SAT 19:00 Dad's Army (b007jw4r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 Rhod Gilbert's Bulging Barrel of Laughs (b00tw32q)
Episode 4

Welsh comic Rhod Gilbert introduces regulars Lloyd Langford and Greg Davies, plus Sarah Millican who takes a weekly look at The Six Stages of Woman.

With live music from Goldheart Assembly, including hits King of Rome and Engravers Daughter.

Guest comedian is Edinburgh Comedy Award winner, Milton Jones.

Join Rhod for his Rant on misguided advertising, see what punch lines Lloyd Langford offers up in It's a Set Up and see if Greg Davies can tempt you with a life time supply of chocolate if you accept his Indecent Proposal.

Producers: Julia Mckenzie and Lianne Coop.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in September 2010.


SAT 23:00 Colvil and Soames (b007jtbv)
Bad Apples

Episode 6

The precise relationship between the Home Secretary, the Prime Minister's Press Secretary, and the man murdered on Brighton beach is made uncomfortably clear.

Conclusion of 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
Norman Tate …. Brian Bowles
DS Gwen Jenkins …. Sue Jones Davies

Producer: Pete Atkin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1998.


SAT 23:30 Craig Russell - Lennox (b0120w14)
Episode 5

Preparing for a Glasgow showdown with the armed robbers, the private eye dresses for his coffin. Read by Grant O'Rourke.



SUNDAY 28 APRIL 2013

SUN 00:00 Terry Pratchett (b007jlxd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 00:30 Ursula K Le Guin - The Diary of the Rose (b00ncgg3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 Garrison Keillor's Radio Show (b010t4pd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:00 The Cazalets - Omnibus (b01s4775)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 on Saturday]


SUN 03:15 Drama (b00kdttk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:15 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 Dario Fo - Accidental Death of an Anarchist (b01s63cx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:15 Fay Weldon Stories (b007jx0x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 Believe It! (b01hxmw4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 Meera Syal - Anita and Me Omnibus (b00fyp9l)
Episode 2

Meera Syal concludes her novel about an Asian girl coping with the mix of British and Punjabi cultures in the Black Country.


SUN 07:15 Adventures in Science (b00ffnxt)
Series 2

Recalling the Past

Ben Silburn journeys around our brain's neural network to discover how it creates and stores memories.


SUN 07:30 Chain Reaction (b0093z9z)
Series 4

Arabella Weir interviews Paul Whitehouse

The story of 'Suits You, Sir' as two Fast Show stars are reunited in the relay interview show. From March 2008.


SUN 08:00 Educating Archie (b01s4cwl)
From 07/12/1952

Archie tries to be helpful and gets a surprise after turning his hand to sculpting...

Radio ventriloquism from Peter Brough and schoolboy, Archie Andrews.

With Max Bygraves, Harry Secombe, Beryl Reid, Hattie Jacques and Peter Madden.

Running from 1950- 1958, Educating Archie introduced a number of soon-to-be household names to listeners, including Tony Hancock, Benny Hill, Harry Secombe, Dick Emery, Hattie Jacques, Bruce Forsyth and Max Bygraves - all taking a turn in tutoring Archie.

Script by Eric Sykes and Walter Ridley

With Ronald Chesney and the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Charles Shadwell.

Producer: Roy Speer

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in December 1952.


SUN 08:30 The Men from the Ministry (b01092vz)
Trouble in the Air

The bumbling bureaucrats head to New York, but will it be 'plane' sailing?

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

Stars Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler. With Norma Ronald, John Graham, Gordon Clyde and John Curle.

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 August 1970.


SUN 09:00 Rudyard Kipling - The Jungle Book (b00cm07b)
The Law of the Jungle

As tiger Shere Khan searches for prey, an abandoned young boy is found by wolves. Stars Nisha K Nayar and Eartha Kitt.


SUN 09:30 Louisa May Alcott - Little Women (b007jqq9)
Secrets

The March sisters go on an outing with Laurie's English friends. Stars Buffy Davis, Jemma Redgrave and Gayle Hunnicutt.


SUN 10:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b01s4d2s)
Footballers

Jackie Charlton

4 Extra Debut. From Sinatra to The Dubliners, footballer and manager Jackie Charlton's second turn as Sue Lawley's castaway. From October 1996.


SUN 10:45 Five Stories by James Ellis (b00ljmsm)
The Umbrella

When a man's new umbrella is ruined, his wife cunningly replaces it within budget. A French story adapted to an Irish setting.


SUN 11:00 That Reminds Me (b007jmxz)
Series 1

Peter Jones

Much-loved actor Peter Jones reminisces about his showbiz career as he entertains an audience.

Featuring tales of his early years and how he got his breaks on radio and TV.

Producer: Claire Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1999.


SUN 11:30 The Palace of Laughter (b007wld9)
Series 1

Belfast Grand Opera House

Geoffrey Wheeler is in Belfast meeting staff and performers at the Grand Opera House, which emerged from the Troubles as a symbol of the city's regeneration.

Mike Harding and Jimmy Cricket are among those recalling their experiences at this classic theatre built by Frank Matcham in 1895.

Series visiting variety theatres around the United Kingdom.

Producer: Libby Cross

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2002.


SUN 12:00 Meera Syal - Anita and Me Omnibus (b00fyp9l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SUN 13:15 Adventures in Science (b00ffnxt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today]


SUN 13:30 Alan Ayckbourn - The Revengers' Comedies (b007jzd1)
Episode 2

As Karen continues to wreak havoc, Henry discovers that revenge is not necessarily sweet. With Lia Williams and Jon Strickland.


SUN 15:00 Educating Archie (b01s4cwl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 15:30 The Men from the Ministry (b01092vz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 16:00 Mel's Mix: The Best of The 4 O'Clock Show (b01s4f50)
Mel Giedroyc introduces her pick of the previous week's 4 O'Clock Shows.


SUN 17:00 Rudyard Kipling - The Jungle Book (b00cm07b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SUN 17:30 Louisa May Alcott - Little Women (b007jqq9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


SUN 18:00 The Scarifyers (b01s4f4m)
The Horror of Loch Ness

Episode 3

Professor Dunning must face a prehistoric jungle, while Crowley discovers further basement terrors. Stars David Warner.


SUN 18:30 The Price of Fear (b01s4f4p)
Guy Fawkes Night

Unaware at first that a crime had been committed, Vincent Price remembers a bonfire party when a bullying father disappeared...

Vincent Price introduces another chilling tale starring Adrienne Corri, Alexander John, Derek Lamden and Peter Craze.

Dramatised by Richard Davis from his own story.

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in 1974.


SUN 19:00 That Reminds Me (b007jmxz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 19:30 The Palace of Laughter (b007wld9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:30 today]


SUN 20:00 Educating Archie (b01s4cwl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 20:30 The Men from the Ministry (b01092vz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b01s4d2s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


SUN 21:45 Five Stories by James Ellis (b00ljmsm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today]


SUN 22:00 Chain Reaction (b0093z9z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 22:30 The Ape That Got Lucky (b008039f)
Language and Communication

Chris Addison’s exploration of the fascinating subject of human evolution begins with languages.

With over 5,000 or so now in use - why is it fortunate that the original human language developed in Africa rather than England?

We also hears from a man who thinks his bees are telling him about unsolved crimes, and Professor Austin Herring demonstrates his valve-based translation machine.

Starring Chris Addison.

With Professor Austin Herring (aka Geoffrey McGivern ), Jo Enright and Dan Tetsell.

Written by Chris Addison and Carl Cooper.

Producer: Simon Nicholls

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2005.


SUN 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b01sbcj3)
For two hours, six nights a week, the Comedy Club offers the best laughs around. Plus Arthur Smith has more from Austentatious.


SUN 23:00 The Maltby Collection (b00ct1wk)
Series 1

Episode 5

The senior management team head off to a conference on the Isle of Wight, leaving Rod in charge of the museum...

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
Dave Edgecumbe ...... Anthony Glennon
Lofty Harmsworth ...... Simon Treves
Gus ...... John Dougall

Producer: Colin Anderson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2007.


SUN 23:30 The Ivan Brackenbury Show (b00gkjpj)
The hapless DJ's precarious broadcast pilot at Queen Elizabeth Hospital radio station. With Justin Moorhouse. From January 2009.



MONDAY 29 APRIL 2013

MON 00:00 The Scarifyers (b01s4f4m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 00:30 The Price of Fear (b01s4f4p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b01s4d2s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


MON 01:45 Five Stories by James Ellis (b00ljmsm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]


MON 02:00 That Reminds Me (b007jmxz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:30 The Palace of Laughter (b007wld9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:30 on Sunday]


MON 03:00 Educating Archie (b01s4cwl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Sunday]


MON 03:30 Alan Ayckbourn - The Revengers' Comedies (b007jzd1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:30 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Rudyard Kipling - The Jungle Book (b00cm07b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 Louisa May Alcott - Little Women (b007jqq9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 Paul Temple (b00sms54)
Paul Temple and Steve

The Notorious Dr Belasco

A new production of the 1947 detective serial 'Paul Temple and Steve.' One of the great radio detectives returns refreshed and reinvigorated to the airwaves to investigate the activities of a shadowy and ruthless criminal mastermind in post-war London.

Enlisted by Sir Graham Forbes of Scotland Yard to help track down the mysterious Dr. Belasco, Paul and his wife Steve find clues in cigarette lighters and bodies in shrubberies, dance the night away in louche Latin American night clubs, meet sinister menservants and suspicious foreigners, and have their lives threatened at every turn. Just as well Steve remembered to bring along her revolver as well as her ration book... A mid-morning vintage champagne crime cocktail.

Paul Temple ..... Crawford Logan
Steve ..... Gerda Stevenson
Sir Graham Forbes ..... Gareth Thomas
Nelson ..... Jimmy Chisholm
Mary Hamilton ..... Eliza Langland
Kaufman ..... Nick Underwood
Charlie/Worth ..... Greg Powrie

Produced by Patrick Rayner

The background:

April 1938 saw the transmission on the BBC's Midland Regional Programme of a thriller serial called 'Send for Paul Temple', written by Francis Durbridge. For the next thirty years, until 1968, the incomparably suave private detective and crime novelist Paul, together with his glamorous Fleet Street journalist wife Steve, solved case after baffling case in one of BBC radio's most enduringly popular series. Unfortunately, recordings of many of the early series are lost to the archives.

In 2006 Radio 4 broadcast a brand new production of one of the missing Temples - the ninth series, 'Paul Temple and the Sullivan Mystery', with Crawford Logan and Gerda Stevenson as Paul and Steve. Using vintage microphones and sound effects, and much of the original incidental music, the production was as far as possible a technical and stylistic replica of how the 1947 original might have sounded if its recording had survived. It proved enormously popular with the audience on Radio 4, and subsequently on Radio 7, with hundreds of letters, e-mails and phone calls. A second revival in 2008 (this time of 'Paul Temple and the Madison Mystery') proved equally popular. So, here we go again, with 'Paul Temple and Steve', which was first broadcast on the BBC's Light Programme in eight weekly episodes from 30th March 1947 to 18th May 1947.

Francis Durbridge, the creator of Paul Temple, was born in Hull in 1912 and died in 1998. He one of the most successful novelists, playwrights and scriptwriters of his day.


MON 06:30 Detective (b01s2xl6)
Series 3

3. Lost Without a Trace

Detectives Brook and Tully must sound out their snouts to try and recapture £200,000 of stolen electrical goods.

Starring Ray Brooks and Stephen Garlick.

More tough stories of crime and detection in London written by Robert Barr

Detective Sergeant Brook …. Ray Brooks
Detective Constable Tully …. Stephen Garlick
Detective Sergeant Harrison …. Peter Cleall
Chief Inspector Roach …. Stephen Yardley
Ma Gregg … Julie May
Mr Hewitt …. Victor Maddern
Harry …. Johnny Wade
Springer …. William Hope

Other parts played by the cast.

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast weekly on BBC Radio 2 in July 1984.


MON 07:00 Married (b0081vm4)
Series 1

Episode 2

Confirmed bachelor Robin Lightfoot is not happy. He's accidentally helpful to his new family. Surely he's not growing to like them?

With a new wife and kids, Robin learns more about his parallel universe.

Hugh Bonneville stars in Tony Bagley's comedy.

Robin ...... Hugh Bonneville
Lesley ...... Josie Lawrence
Julia ...... Barbara Murray
Dirk ...... Steve Frost
Ned ...... Sam Bradley
Maxine ...... Ann Gosling
Janet Ellis ...... Elaine
Psychotherapist ...... Simon Roberts
Big Kid ...... Jackson Leach
Nicholas Parsons ...... Himself

Producer Claire Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1999.


MON 07:30 The Unbelievable Truth (b01s09km)
Series 11

Episode 3

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. Ed Byrne, Mark Watson, Tony Hawks and Lucy Porter are the panellists obliged to talk with deliberate inaccuracy on subjects as varied as the horn, windows, monkeys and grass.

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 (b007jrj3)
Series 2

Episode 4

The World Cup's gone missing! MI5's Disguise Department run by Julian and Sandy provide a bona disguise for Master Spy Kenneth Horne.

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 (b01s5crm)
Series 2

Episode 4

Money talks when the duo visit their bank manager and Ernie shows off his court skills in a game of tennis.

Written by Eddie Braben.

With Allan Cuthbertson.

Music from Syd Lawrence and his Orchestra.

Producer: John Browell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in September 1976.


MON 09:00 Sketchorama (b01s5d64)
Series 2

Episode 1

Thom Tuck presents the pick of the new sketch groups currently performing live on the UK comedy circuit - with character, improv, broken and musical sketch comedy.

This is the second series, and in the first episode:

THE BETA MALES
Writer-performers John Henry Falle, Jon Gracey, Guy Kelly and Richard Soames have been circuit and Fringe favourites since 2010. The critically acclaimed sketch-storytellers and waistcoat enthusiasts gained a raft of 5 and 4 star reviews for their three Fringe outings, and were nominated for the Chortle Award for Best Character or Sketch Act in 2012.

SHIRLEY & SHIRLEY
A female double act, Joanna Carolan and Pascale Wilson, accompanied by co-creator and Director, Michael Pearce. They have racked up four Fringe runs and an appearance at the Latitude Festival, gaining rave reviews from the critics. Be prepared for inspired comic observation, top class character creations and wonderfully dark ideas.

JONNY & THE BAPTISTS
The world's first comedy-blues band. We think. Well, we haven't heard of any others. Featuring Jonathan Donahoe and Paddy Gervers, these circuit favourites play satirical, political, edgy, silly but often sexy sketch comedy songs.

Producer: Gus Beattie
A Comedy Unit production for BBC Radio 4.


MON 09:30 A Look Back at the Future (b01s5d66)
2099

The year that time ran backwards.

Recorded in August 1994, Brian Perkins, Kate Robbins and Hugh Dennis host a retrospective on 2099.

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 August 1994.


MON 10:00 RL Stevenson - Kidnapped (b01cj485)
The Flight in the Heather

David Balfour has witnessed the murder of the Red Fox at Appin and must flee from the pursuit of the redcoats. Robert Louis Stevenson's historical adventure stars Paul Young.


MON 11:00 Afternoon Reading (b00pxmk1)
City of Two Continents

The Byzantine Passage

Series of short stories marking Istanbul's tenure as European Capital of Culture in 2010.

A young girl's life changes forever when she glimpses the man to whom she is betrothed.

By Jenny White, read by Melody Grove.


MON 11:15 Loose Ends (b01s37bg)
Marc Almond, Tanya Franks, Robin Ince, Lalla Ward, Ian Pattison, Matthew E White, Brasstronaut

Clive talks illness and death with pop star Marc Almond. Having shot to fame in the eighties as one half of New Wave duo Soft Cell, Marc has also enjoyed a diverse career as a solo artist and has sold over thirty million records worldwide.

He's currently performing 'Ten Plagues'; an hour long song cycle, libretto by Mark Ravenhill, which tells the story of the 1665 London Plague through the eyes of a survivor. It's at Wilton's Music Hall, London until 18th May.

Clive's time travelling with Doctor Who actress Lalla Ward. Accompanying the Fourth Doctor as Time Lady Romana from the planet Gallifrey, Lalla travelled through space and time in the iconic Tardis. Doctor Who is fifty years old this year and 'Destiny of the Doctor' is a celebratory series on AudioGO, featuring a story for each of the 11 doctors. Lalla performs 'Babblesphere', which is available now.

Robin Ince is on the pull with actress Tanya Franks, who played promiscuous primary school teacher Karen in the comedy series 'Pulling' and Lucy Stevens in 'Broadchurch'. Tanya's now starring as the alluring Irene Adler in 'Sherlock Holmes - The Best Kept Secret'. It's at West Yorkshire Playhouse from 18th May to 8th June and then touring.

Clive's feeling lucky with Glaswegian writer Ian Pattison, whose TV credits include Scottish sitcoms 'Rab C. Nesbitt' and 'Atletico Patrick'. Ian's new book 'Unhappy-Go-lucky' is the tale of Ivan Moss, who sets aside his heartless streak and weakness for Merlot to give time to his ailing mother and her final hospital appointments.

With music from Vancouver sextet Brasstronaut, who perform 'Bounce' from their album 'Mean Sun'.

And from Virginia singer-songwriter Matthew E. White, who performs 'One of These Days' from his album 'Big Inner'.

Producer: Sukey Firth.


MON 12:00 Round the Horne (b007jrj3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show (b01s5crm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 Paul Temple (b00sms54)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 Detective (b01s2xl6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 Ladies of Letters (b007jwcq)
Ladies of Letters Spring Clean

Episode 1

Irene and Vera's mutual suitor falls ill. Carole Hayman and Lou Wakefield's comedy with Patricia Routledge and Prunella Scales.


MON 14:15 Britain on the Bottle: Alcohol and the State (b00t4qkn)
The Doctors Take Over

A Ministry of Health Report in 1956 referred to heavy drinking as something that had been an issue in Britain "at times in the 18th and 19th century". In 1961 the Home Secretary RA Butler confidently told the Commons that "public drunkenness is not a problem". But such denial couldn't last long.

As part of his series on the politics of alcohol in Britain, Mark Whitaker focuses on the decision by government in 1962 to build specialist alcoholic treatment units around the country. It was called "the first official recognition of alcoholism as an illness which should be the responsibility of doctors", and was an acknowledgement that drinking was on the increase. This period saw the first specific warnings about teenage drinking.

But controversies followed. Several Regional Hospital Boards were reluctant to invest in the new units; research suggested that in-patient treatment was not necessarily the most effective; and the strategy was attacked for being of limited value to those most in need of help - the unemployed meths drinkers of 'Skid Rows' in the major cities.

This was when the pioneering psychiatrist Griffith Edwards first proposed his methods for tackling drunkenness as a public health issue, based on its being recognised as a community-wide problem. Edwards contributes to the programme, while actors read documents from the 1960s.

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


MON 14:30 Joanna Trollope - Next of Kin (b007r02z)
Episode 6

Tragedy strikes again, with the farming community shocked at the death of Joe Meredith by suicide. Read by Robin Ellis.


MON 14:45 Book of the Week (b00g9ng0)
And Did Those Feet: Walking Through 200 Years of British and Irish History

Episode 1

Martin Freeman reads from Charlie Connelly's travelogue in which he recreates a series of famous historical journeys through the British Isles.

Charlie traces Boudicca's rampage of vengeance, walking from Norwich to St Albans, via Colchester and London.


MON 15:00 RL Stevenson - Kidnapped (b01cj485)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b01s5g3c)
Mel Giedroyc with the award-winning story 'Bumface' by Morris Gleitzman, read by Ralf Little.


MON 17:00 Flying the Flag (b007jx74)
Series 1

Notes from the Underground

In which mushrooms are picked, the right questions are not asked, and a sign of civilisation is revealed.

Confusion reigns as the British Embassy prepares a report on the local political outlook.

Alex Shearer's Eastern bloc embassy sitcom.

Starring Dinsdale Landen as HM Ambassador Mackenzie, Peter Acre as William Frost, Moir Leslie as Helen Waterson, Stephen Greif as Spiro, Michael Bilton as Yakov and Sue Broomfield as Eugenia.

Producer: Pete Atkin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1987.


MON 17:30 Married (b0081vm4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 18:00 Planet B (b00p4mck)
Series 2

The Tender Trap

Kip is looking for love on the dating site, The Spark. But he gets more than he bargained for when a mysterious woman explodes into his world. Series 2 opens with a bang as we log back on to the virtual world where you can be whoever you want to be.

Lioba …. Tessa Nicholson
Kip …. Joseph Cohen-Cole
Noush …. Emerald O'Hanrahan
Cerberus …. Chris Pavlo
Loris21 …. Melissa Advani
Voice of Planet B …. Adjoa Andoh
Other Parts …. Rhys Jennings, Piers Wehner and John Biggins

Written by Matthew Broughton.

Director: James Robinson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2009.


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

The ultimate killing machines.

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

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

Producer: Gemma Jenkins

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


MON 19:00 Round the Horne (b007jrj3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show (b01s5crm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 Paul Temple (b00sms54)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 Detective (b01s2xl6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 Afternoon Reading (b00pxmk1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:15 Loose Ends (b01s37bg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


MON 22:00 The Unbelievable Truth (b01s09km)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 Sketchorama (b01s5d64)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 23:00 The News Quiz Extra (b01s5gdy)
Series 7

Episode 3

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 (b007jrlr)
From the Man Who Mistook his Bike for Olives

Spotlighting dictators - the 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 December 1997.



TUESDAY 30 APRIL 2013

TUE 00:00 Planet B (b00p4mck)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


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


TUE 01:00 Paul Temple (b00sms54)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 Detective (b01s2xl6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 Sketchorama (b01s5d64)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 A Look Back at the Future (b01s5d66)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 RL Stevenson - Kidnapped (b01cj485)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 Afternoon Reading (b00pxmk1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:15 Loose Ends (b01s37bg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 Flying the Flag (b007jx74)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 Married (b0081vm4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 Paul Temple (b00sq2n3)
Paul Temple and Steve

27a Berkeley House Place

Paul's hunt for Dr Belasco takes him from London's Soho to a dangerous rendezvous on the Great North Road. Stars Crawford Logan.


TUE 06:30 Detective (b01s5gng)
Series 3

4. The Sell Out

Detective Constable Tully and his boss learn you can't always believe what people tell you - and you can't always win...

Starring Ray Brooks and Stephen Garlick.

More tough stories of crime and detection in London written by Robert Barr

DS Brook …. Ray Brooks
DC Tully …. Stephen Garlick
Chief Inspector Roach …. Stephen Yardley
Tommy …. Michael Ripper
Roberts …. John Judd
Harry Webb …. John Pullen
Terry Nichols …. Jon Strickland
Mrs Gilbert …. Hilda Schroder
Kovacs/DC O’Brien …. Anthony Jackson
DC Mathieson …. Peter Acre

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast weekly on BBC Radio 2 in July 1984.


TUE 07:00 On Baby Street (b00shhrq)
Series 3

Episode 3

Ian and Shona wonder if their babies will ever walk, while Clinton pursues Yvette. Stars Jenny Eclair. From July 1998.


TUE 07:30 Thom Tuck Goes Straight to DVD (b01s0dd9)
Bollywood

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 fourth and final episode, Thom looks at the bright lights of Bollywood: love triangles, comedy and dare devil thrills all set to a background of songs and dancing in a melodramatic extravaganza, a synopsis which heavily influence Thom's stories of his upbringing in Bangladesh.

"...a seductive experience" The Guardian

Produced by Lianne Coop.


TUE 08:00 The Goon Show (b00kjh64)
Series 10

The Silver Doubloons

Neddie Seagoon must plunder a sunken Spanish galleon. Stars Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe. From January 1960.


TUE 08:30 The Ken Dodd Show (b00hwyq9)
From 19/07/1964

The creature of Invercockieleekie wreaks a special kind of havoc when confronted with Doddy's singing.

Starring Ken Dodd.

With Judith Chalmers, John Laurie, Patricia Hayes, Peter Hudson, Wallas Eaton and Percy Edwards.

Music from The Migil Five.

BBC Revue Orchestra, conducted by Malcolm Lockyer.

Script by Ken Dodd and Eddie Braben.

Producer: Bill Worsley

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in July 1964.


TUE 09:00 The News Quiz Extra (b01s5gdy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:45 Armando Iannucci - Facts And Fancies (b007jrlr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:45 on Monday]


TUE 10:00 RL Stevenson - Kidnapped (b01cj9yd)
Across the Forth

Still a fugitive, David Balfour is near Edinburgh and looks to the law to help him claim his inheritance. Robert Louis Stevenson's historical adventure stars Paul Young.


TUE 11:00 Afternoon Reading (b00pzhcw)
City of Two Continents

The Abyss as Viewed from Istanbul on 27th October 1962

Series of short stories marking Istanbul's tenure as European Capital of Culture in 2010.

By Maureen Freely. The Cuban Missile Crisis as viewed from the streets of Istanbul. As the world stands on the brink of annihilation, one city resident negotiates the fears and preoccupations of his lovers, friends and neighbours.

Read by Jimmy Chisholm.


TUE 11:15 Pilgrim by Sebastian Baczkiewicz (b00fl5n4)
Series 1

He Who Would Valiant Be

By Sebastian Baczkiewicz.

Paul Hilton stars as the reluctant and unthanked hero protecting mankind from an enemy they resist believing in.

Pilgrim is summoned to help retrieve an egg stolen from the Lady Ursula - a huge, powerful dragon. The egg has been stolen by the outlaw Faerie, Puck, who has holed up in a house in a small town on the outskirts of Birmingham. Puck has recruited a bunch of feral 'estate lads' to his army. Indeed, he has bewitched the whole town. Pilgrim must retrieve the egg before Ursula can exact a terrible retribution.

Directed by Marc Beeby.


TUE 12:00 The Goon Show (b00kjh64)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 The Ken Dodd Show (b00hwyq9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 Paul Temple (b00sq2n3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 Detective (b01s5gng)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 Ladies of Letters (b007jwcw)
Ladies of Letters Spring Clean

Episode 2

Wires get crossed as the emails fly. Meanwhile poor Edward is in hospital. Comedy with Patricia Routledge and Prunella Scales.


TUE 14:15 Britain on the Bottle: Alcohol and the State (b00t3tdc)
The 'Drink Question', Past and Present

In the last decade or so Britain has experienced renewed social and political panic over the consequences of excessive drinking, and the concept of 'alcohol related harms' has entered the language. A coherent policy community has developed, and research has multiplied, around questions of alcohol control. But governments have seemingly been reluctant to listen.

Mark Whitaker concludes his look at the politics of alcohol since the 17th century by examining New Labour's Alcohol Harm Reduction Strategy of 2004, and related relaxation of the licensing system.

Whitaker interviews the historians whose work has informed his own research, and asks them how they think the past can or should inform present policy. He talks to James Nicholls, Virginia Berridge, John Greenaway and Betsy Thom. They address questions about why the 'Drink Question' has been defined differently at different times; why the liquor industry has been so politically powerful; why the temperance movement lasted so long but seemingly achieved so little; and why alcoholism and drunkenness have posed distinct policy challenges.

Above all, they reflect on the complexity of alcohol as a commodity, and on why legislating about it has been, and remains, remarkably difficult.

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


TUE 14:30 Joanna Trollope - Next of Kin (b007r42t)
Episode 7

After news of Joe's tragic death, the Meredith family are in turmoil and in need of comfort. Read by Robin Ellis.


TUE 14:45 Book of the Week (b00gh4fn)
And Did Those Feet: Walking Through 200 Years of British and Irish History

Episode 2

Martin Freeman reads from Charlie Connelly's travelogue in which he recreates a series of famous historical journeys through the British Isles.

Charlie goes in search of King Harold.


TUE 15:00 RL Stevenson - Kidnapped (b01cj9yd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b01s5kn3)
Mel Giedroyc with the next episode in the award-winning story 'Bumface' by Morris Gleitzman, read by Ralf Little.


TUE 17:00 The Random Jottings of Hinge and Bracket (b01s5ksm)
Troubles With a Donkey

Are the dear ladies really the right people to look after a donkey? Stars Dr Evadne Hinge and Dame Hilda Bracket. From July 1987.


TUE 17:30 On Baby Street (b00shhrq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 18:00 Planet B (b00p84q9)
Series 2

Make a Wish

If Kip is confused by the soldiers in Desert Killzone practising magic words, that's nothing compared to Lioba's confusion at Sinbad's understanding of shock and awe. She helped design this site, didn't she?

Lioba …. Tessa Nicholson
Kip …. Joseph Cohen-Cole
Nugent …. Rhys Jennings
Abanaazer …. Bruce Alexander
Barks …. Piers Wehner
Ifrit …. Nigel Hastings
Voice of Planet B …. Adjoa Andoh

Written by Mike Carey.

Director: Jessica Dromgoole.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2009.


TUE 18:30 Carey Harrison - A Call from the Dead (b01nf2h9)
It's good to talk - or so they say - but not when you're called from beyond the grave...

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

Scripted by Carey Harrison

Director: Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1997.


TUE 19:00 The Goon Show (b00kjh64)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 The Ken Dodd Show (b00hwyq9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 Paul Temple (b00sq2n3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 Detective (b01s5gng)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 Afternoon Reading (b00pzhcw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 21:15 Pilgrim by Sebastian Baczkiewicz (b00fl5n4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


TUE 22:00 Thom Tuck Goes Straight to DVD (b01s0dd9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 Giles Wemmbley Hogg Goes Off (b007mh3w)
Series 1

Thailand

The bumbling student's aim to emerge spiritually becomes a physical revelation with a loose sarong. Stars Marcus Brigstocke. From August 2002.


TUE 23:00 I Think I've Got a Problem (b00cc4qg)
Series 2

Episode 1

In an attempt to rid him of the band that lives in his head, Tom’s been sent to a special centre for the entertainingly afflicted. The treatment's going well - until the band can't take any more and make Tom burst into song.

Reunited once more, Tom and the band decide they've missed each other and hatch an escape plan...

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

Suggs ..... Tom Caine
Bob Monkhouse ..... Dr Boone
Phil Cornwell ..... Bouche
Andrew McGibbon ..... Jake
Nick Romero ..... Monty DeVere
Bill Nighy ..... Malc
Julia Deakin ..... Phelia
Toby Longworth ..... Clammy
Tracy-Ann Oberman

Songs: Andrew McGibbon. Nick Romero and Suggs

Producers: Andrew McGibbon and Dawn Ellis.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2003.


TUE 23:30 Brian Appleton's History of Rock 'n' Roll (b00fw5m7)
A Lot of Knowledge

The forgotten Thompson Twin reveals why rock 'n' roll can be a cruel mistress. Stars Graham Fellows. From October 2001.


TUE 23:45 No Tomatoes (b0082dsm)
Retro Rocket

A harp goes back in time with Paul Copley and Helen Moon. Sketch show mixing up language and sounds. From October 2007.



WEDNESDAY 01 MAY 2013

WED 00:00 Planet B (b00p84q9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 Carey Harrison - A Call from the Dead (b01nf2h9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 Paul Temple (b00sq2n3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 Detective (b01s5gng)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 The News Quiz Extra (b01s5gdy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


WED 02:45 Armando Iannucci - Facts And Fancies (b007jrlr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:45 on Monday]


WED 03:00 RL Stevenson - Kidnapped (b01cj9yd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 Afternoon Reading (b00pzhcw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:15 Pilgrim by Sebastian Baczkiewicz (b00fl5n4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 The Random Jottings of Hinge and Bracket (b01s5ksm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 On Baby Street (b00shhrq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 Paul Temple (b00ss4tc)
Paul Temple and Steve

Presenting Ed Bellamy

A new production of the 1947 detective serial 'Paul Temple and Steve.' One of the great radio detectives returns refreshed and reinvigorated to the airwaves to investigate the activities of a shadowy and ruthless criminal mastermind in post-war London.

Paul finds himself at cocktail party for two with the attractive and strangely watchful widow Mrs Forester, while Steve goes out on an eventful shopping expedition. But husband and wife are back together arm in arm later for an evening of intrigue and excitement at one of London's most fashionable night spots, the Machicha Club in Berkeley Square.

Paul Temple ..... Crawford Logan
Steve ..... Gerda Stevenson
Sir Graham Forbes ..... Gareth Thomas
Kaufman ..... Nick Underwood
Worth ..... Greg Powrie
Nelson ..... Jimmy Chisholm
Insp. Perry ..... Michael Mackenzie
Joseph ..... Richard Greenwood
Mrs Forester ..... Candida Benson
Ed Bellamy ..... Robin Laing

Produced by Patrick Rayner.


WED 06:30 Detective (b01s5l3b)
Series 3

5. Murder of a Shy Girl

Reclusive Joan is found dead, but Detectives Brook and Tully wonder how solitary her life really was...

Starring Ray Brooks and Stephen Garlick.

More tough stories of crime and detection in London written by Robert Barr

DS Brook …. Ray Brooks
DC Tully …. Stephen Garlick
DS Harrison …. Peter Cleall
Chief Inspector Roach …. Stephen Yardley
Palmer …. Nigel Greaves
Mrs Stevens …. Margery Withers
Mr Johnson …. Arnold Diamond
Mr Sheldon …. Haydn Wood
Jonathan Evans …. Mark Straker

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast weekly on BBC Radio 2 in July 1984.


WED 07:00 Two Doors Down (b0076h5s)
Series 3

All You Need Is Love

Saffron is worried because Trevor is staying out after work more frequently.

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
Saffron ...... Ali White
Trevor ...... Gerard McSorley
Fintan. ...... Gerard Murphy
Clare ...... Marcella Riordan
Anna ...... Hannah R Gordon
Simon ...... Lloyd Houston
Evie ...... Katy Gleadhill
Student ...... Raymond Lau

Director: Tanya Nash

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2003.


WED 07:30 Alun Cochrane's Fun House (b01s0dld)
Bedroom

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.

Starring ... Alun Cochrane and Gavin Osborn

Written by ... Alun Cochrane and Andy Wolton

Produced by ... Carl Cooper.

First broadcast by BBC Radio 4 in 2013.


WED 08:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007k1f3)
Series 2

The Chef that Died of Shame

The regular Hancock's cast play different characters - in the rise and fall saga of a pie-stall cook, Percy Higgins.

Starring Tony Hancock, Bill Kerr, Sidney James. Andree Melly and Kenneth Williams.

Announcer: 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 May 1955.


WED 08:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00whw3w)
Series 5

Episode 11

A stockingless thief, and Shakespeare from Bard to Verse. Songs and sketches with John Cleese and Bill Oddie. From June 1967.


WED 09:00 After Henry (b007qw7k)
Series 4

A Fully Extended Family

"Mother's mind is so devious. She can build up huge edifices of fantasy from the smallest hint".

Clare returns from Australia, but where is Julian? Sarah delves and Eleanor spins.

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 Cowpe

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 (b00z5zyh)
Series 1

Episode 4

Angus Deayton hosts the comedy panel show with no format.

Russell Kane, Josie Long, Alun Cochrane and Milton Jones battle it out to see who can beat each other at their own games each has brought along.

How will they fare at Russell Kane's "Mood News" round? What superhero would Milton Jones like to be? And what is josie Long's "Nine Previous Convictions" all about? Find out the answers to these questions and more in this show.

Angus Deayton valiantly tries to make sure 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 March 2011.


WED 10:00 Stella Gibbons - Cold Comfort Farm (b007k1tz)
Flora's Rights

In which Flora Poste - she of the strong will and the slender ankle - begins her adventures.

Flora believes that unless life is tidy, one cannot even begin to enjoy it - and life with her relatives at Cold Comfort Farm promises to be anything but.

Starring Patricia Gallimore and Elizabeth Proud.

First published in 1932, Stella Gibbons' tale of early-20th-century rural England

Dramatised in four parts by Elizabeth Proud.

Flora Poste ..... Patricia Gallimore
Stella Gibbons ..... Elizabeth Proud
The Abbe Fausse-Maigre ..... Malcolm Hayes
John Westbrook ..... John Westbrook
Mary Smiling ..... Kate Binchy
Charles Fairford ..... David McAlistair
Aunt Gwen ..... Pauline Letts
Angus McKnag ..... Alexander John
Spiritualist Lady ..... Gladys Spencer
Judith Starkadder ..... Margaret Robertson
Reuben Starkadder ..... Trevor Martin
Adam Lambsbreath ..... Cyril Shaps
Seth Starkadder ..... Sion Prober
Amos Starkadder ..... John Hollis
Mark Dolour ..... Stephen Garlick
Elfine Starkadder ..... Jane Knowles

Music: Terence Allbright
Director: Ian Cotterell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1981


WED 11:00 Afternoon Reading (b00pzhcp)
City of Two Continents

True Turk

Series of short stories marking Istanbul's tenure as European Capital of Culture in 2010.

A wise gypsy wrestler comes to the aid of a couple whose relationship is threatened by their families' entrenched prejudices.

By Moris Farhi, read by Grant O'Rourke.


WED 11:15 Pilgrim by Sebastian Baczkiewicz (b00fq2xk)
Series 1

Then Fancies Flee Away

By Sebastian Baczkiewicz.

Paul Hilton stars as the reluctant and unthanked hero protecting mankind from an enemy they resist believing in.

Travelling through Yorkshire, Pilgrim meets Noreen, whose son has been in a strange coma for the past seven years. He lies in his bed, surrounded by a huge growth of thorns. How can this enchantment be broken? As Pilgrim investigates, he is drawn inexorably towards the darkness beneath the mysterious Round Barrow of Willy Howe.

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.


WED 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007k1f3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00whw3w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 Paul Temple (b00ss4tc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 Detective (b01s5l3b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 Ladies of Letters (b007jwd0)
Ladies of Letters Spring Clean

Episode 3

Confusion and recriminations fly as Irene and Vera correspond across the miles. Stars Prunella Scales and Patricia Routledge.


WED 14:15 Cosmic Quest (b00bfpzk)
The Sky's the Limit

Astronomer Heather Couper charts the history of our growing understanding of the universe and progress of astronomy. From 2008.


WED 14:30 Joanna Trollope - Next of Kin (b007r4mb)
Episode 8

In the aftermath of a further death on the farm, Zoe continues flirting with her friend's father Robin. Read by Robin Ellis.


WED 14:45 Book of the Week (b00gh4fq)
And Did Those Feet: Walking Through 200 Years of British and Irish History

Episode 3

Martin Freeman reads from Charlie Connelly's travelogue in which he recreates a series of famous historical journeys through the British Isles.

Charlie traces King Harold's fateful march to Hastings.


WED 15:00 Stella Gibbons - Cold Comfort Farm (b007k1tz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b01s5m35)
Mel Giedroyc with the next episode of the award-winning story 'Bumface' by Morris Gleitzman, read by Ralf Little.


WED 17:00 Stilgoe's Around (b007k3xj)
City of London

Richard Stilgoe goes into Britain's financial heartland to dispel the myths of money making.

With Belinda Lang, Tim Piggott Smith, Charles Collingwood and Kathryn Tickell.

Written by Richard Stilgoe.

Producer: Neil Cargill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1989.


WED 17:30 Two Doors Down (b0076h5s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 18:00 Planet B (b00pbx1r)
Series 2

Paradise Hazard

Welcome to Happy Valley, the perfect environment for Planet B residents to live forever! Lioba and Kip marry, move in, and begin to raise a family. But it's harder to live the dream in this thoroughly modern community than it looks.

Lioba …. Tessa Nicholson
Kip …. Joseph Cohen-Cole
Cerberus …. Chris Pavlo
Vicar …. Ewan Hooper
Everett …. Bruce Alexander
Tom …. Nigel Hastings
Brenda …. Melissa Advani
Madeline …. Keely Beresford
Doctor …. Rhys Jennings
Voice of Planet B …. Adjoa Andoh

Written by Steve Sunderland.

Director: Jessica Dromgoole.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2009.


WED 18:30 Daphne Du Maurier (b007jq6k)
The Birds

Episode 1

The birds are "never satisfied, never still". Charlie Barnecut reads Daphne du Maurier's chilling classic in three parts.

The novel was famously filmed for the cinema by Alfred Hitchcock in 1963. But don't expect anything like what was on the big screen here. This is Du Maurier's original story. In fact, the author disliked what Hitchcock did to her tale: particularly his translation of her setting from Cornwall - with its small fields and stone hedges - to small-town America.

As this original story opens, with the colder winter weather drawing in, Nat and his family notice the hungry birds are gathering in the village...

Producer: Gemma Jenkins

Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in 2003.


WED 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007k1f3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00whw3w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 Paul Temple (b00ss4tc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 Detective (b01s5l3b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 Afternoon Reading (b00pzhcp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 21:15 Pilgrim by Sebastian Baczkiewicz (b00fq2xk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


WED 22:00 Alun Cochrane's Fun House (b01s0dld)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 The Mark Steel Solution (b007jzk8)
Series 1

Government Economic Policy Should Be Decided By Sport

Radical proposals to improve our lives, with the comedian's athletic revolution. With Pete Sinclair. From November 1992.


WED 23:00 Buy Me Up TV (b007l8q0)
Pilot

Every shopping channel you've ever seen, every product you've never wanted. Stars Justin Edwards. From May 2007.


WED 23:30 Knocker (b0089jjk)
Eligibilliant

Market researcher Ian Dunn tackles a run down council tower block. Stars Neil Edmond and Paula Wilcox. From November 2007.

Episode 2 - Eligibilliant
Halloween in a run down tower block. Constantly mistaken for a Trick or Treater (he's stencilled 'Cowabunga' on his pac-a-mac to appeal to his youthful target group) and harassed by children so poor that they have to throw imaginary fireworks, Ian knocks on the Last Door In The Block. After terrifying and extended scrapings, the door is edged open by a rasping old woman who has struggled to drag her breathing apparatus to the door.. and who seems to have been expecting him.

Produced by Tilusha Ghelani

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2007.


WED 23:45 Peter Bradshaw - For One Horrible Moment (b0084ss4)
Episode 2

A mysterious rendezvous with a girl bearing an uncanny likeness to himself leaves our hero delirious with excitement - and self-loathing.

Peter Bradshaw continues his hilariously disturbing personal account of one boy's transition into adulthood in 1970s Cambridgeshire at the hands of an eccentric father.

Read by the author.

Producer: Jon Naismith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1999.



THURSDAY 02 MAY 2013

THU 00:00 Planet B (b00pbx1r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 Daphne Du Maurier (b007jq6k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 Paul Temple (b00ss4tc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 Detective (b01s5l3b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 After Henry (b007qw7k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 It's Your Round (b00z5zyh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 Stella Gibbons - Cold Comfort Farm (b007k1tz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 Afternoon Reading (b00pzhcp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:15 Pilgrim by Sebastian Baczkiewicz (b00fq2xk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 Stilgoe's Around (b007k3xj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 Two Doors Down (b0076h5s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 Paul Temple (b00svt6h)
Paul Temple and Steve

Mrs Forester Is Surprised

A new production of the 1947 detective serial 'Paul Temple and Steve.' One of the great radio detectives returns refreshed and reinvigorated to the airwaves to investigate the activities of a shadowy and ruthless criminal mastermind in post-war London.

Paul's investigations into the criminal activities of the shadowy Dr. Belasco have taken him and his wife Steve to London's Berkeley Square for a night of Latin American dancing at the fashionable Machicha Club. They're safe enough inside the Machicha - but it's a very different matter when they try to hail a taxi to go home...

Paul Temple ..... Crawford Logan
Steve ..... Gerda Stevenson
Sir Graham Forbes ..... Gareth Thomas
Kaufman ..... Nick Underwood
Joseph ..... Richard Greenwood
Mrs Forester ..... Candida Benson
Ed Bellamy ..... Robin Laing
Sergeant O'Day ..... John Paul Hurley

Produced by Patrick Rayner.


THU 06:30 Detective (b01s8pyv)
Series 3

8. Death at the Weekend

A trio of tragic deaths is overshadowed when an escaped prisoner strikes closer to home.

Starring Ray Brooks and Stephen Garlick.

Last in the series of tough stories of crime and detection in London by Robert Barr

DS Brook …. Ray Brooks
DC Tully …. Stephen Garlick
DS Harrison …. Peter Cleall
Chief Inspector Roach …. Stephen Yardley
Kathy …. Lesley Manville
Alan Waters …. Clive Panto
John Sullivan …. Henry Stamper
Mr Percival …. John Hollis
Steve Gray/Doctor …. Peter Acre
Mrs Walters …. Stella Tanner

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast weekly on BBC Radio 2 in August 1984.


THU 07:00 Do Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me (b0076hfh)
Series 1

Round Midnight

When an old musician friend turns up after 40 years abroad, Roy begins to smell a rat. Stars Ram Jam Holder. From October 2003.


THU 07:30 Mark Thomas: The Manifesto (b01s0qnc)
Series 5

London

Activist comedian Mark Thomas considers policy suggestions for a People's Manifesto.

Recorded in the BBC Radio Theatre, London.

Producer: Colin Anderson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2013


THU 08:00 Dad's Army (b007k1s5)
Series 1

The Man and the Hour

14th May 1940: George Mainwaring, manager of Swallow's Bank in Walmington-on-Sea, answers his country's wartime call to form a platoon of Local Defence Volunteers - with the help of a misfit bunch of tradesmen and bankers.

Six years after legendary sitcom Dad's Army started on BBC TV, these specially adapted radio versions began recording with the original cast.

Captain Mainwaring …. Arthur Lowe
Sergeant Wilson …. John Le Mesurier
Corporal Jones …. Clive Dunn
Private Fraser …. John Laurie
Private Godfrey …. Arnold Ridley
Private Walker …. James Beck
Private Pike …. Ian Lavender

Announcer …. John Snagge

Adapted from Jimmy Perry and David Croft's original BBC TV scripts by Michael Knowles and Harold Snoad.

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1974.


THU 08:30 Take It From Here (b01s648q)
From 20/02/1957

Worrying cash cuts for BBC radio - and discover how Ron first met Eth in 'The Glums'.

Starring Professor Jimmy Edwards, Dick Bentley, June Whitfield and Wallace Eton.

Classic comedy scripted by Frank Muir and Denis Norden.
Music from The Keynotes and the BBC Revue Orchestra with Harry Rabinowitz.
Announcer. Adrian Waller
Producer: Charles Maxwell

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in February 1957.


THU 09:00 Change at Oglethorpe (b00mvs9q)
Off the Rails

Ticket sales at Oglethorpe railway station are at an all-time low.

Could passengers be put off by Points's Platform 1 FM Punk Rock Show? Or is it down to June's seances in the cafe? - or perhaps because Rocket refuses to sell anyone a ticket to Barnsley?

New station manager, David Clare has a challenge on his hands!

Peter Morfoot's railway sitcom stars Michael Williams and Peter Davison.

Rocket ...... Michael Williams
David ...... Peter Davison
June ...... Rosemary Martin
Points ...... Phillippa Wilson
Hattie ...... Madge Hindle
Sodd ...... Chris Emmett

Other parts played by Caroline Strong and David Timson.

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in December 1995.


THU 09:30 Whispers (b007k2kr)
Series 2

Episode 1

Revelations about Rasputin and accordion playing from Idi Amin.

Gyles Brandreth hosts the quiz show with scandal on its mind and slander at its heart.

Geoffrey Durham and Valerie Grove join team captains Lucy Moore and Anthony Holden to run the gauntlet of gossip.

Producer: Elizabeth Freestone

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2004.


THU 10:00 Stella Gibbons - Cold Comfort Farm (b007k22w)
Amos's Call

Flora aims to tidy up the Starkadders, and the apocalyptic ravings of preacher Amos.

Flora believes that unless life is tidy, one cannot even begin to enjoy it - and life with her relatives at Cold Comfort Farm promises to be anything but.

Starring Patricia Gallimore and Elizabeth Proud.

Stella Gibbons' tale of early-20th-century rural England dramatised by Elizabeth Proud.

Flora Poste ..... Patricia Gallimore
Stella Gibbons ..... Elizabeth Proud
John Westbrook ..... John Westbrook
Reuben Starkadder ..... Trevor Martin
Adam Lambsbreath ..... Cyril Shaps
Seth Starkadder ..... Sion Probert
Amos Starkadder ..... John Hollis
Aunt Ada Doom ..... Fabia Drake
Meriam ..... Amanda Murray
Mrs Beetle ..... Miriam Margolyes
Mrs Murther ..... Diana Bishop
Mr Mybug ..... Michael Spice
Waitress ..... Kathryn Hurlbutt

Music: Terence Allbright
Director: Ian Cotterell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1981


THU 11:00 Afternoon Reading (b00r0tbs)
Bath Festival Stories by Candlelight

Stowmont, by Sadie Jones

Bath Festival Stories by Candlelight

The first in a series of supernatural tales commissioned by Radio 4 for last year's Bath Literature Festival

1/3 : Stowmont by Sadie Jones, read by John Telfer.

An 18th century story about a man and the architect he employs, who are forced to shelter for the night from a snow storm in the house they have resolved to pull down and replace. In spite of their rationalism, and beyond their comprehension, the past asserts itself over their will.

Producer Christine Hall.


THU 11:15 Pilgrim by Sebastian Baczkiewicz (b00ft5kh)
Series 1

No Foes Shall Stay His Might

By Sebastian Baczkiewicz.

Haddonfield is a powerful City banker. More powerful than he has any right to be. But perhaps that's because he's also a collector of the occult and has some very potent items in his collection. He's recently captured that rarest of things - a young girl who is also a werewolf. Now, he's after Pilgrim himself.

Pilgrim ..... Paul Hilton
Haddonfield ..... Adrian Lukis
Freya ..... Alex Tregear
Doris ..... Susan Engel
Mirabella ..... Janice Acquah
Macadam ..... Dudley Sutton
Trent ..... Gunnar Cauthery
Wilson ..... Donnla Hughes
Guide / Guard ..... Inam Mirza
Girl ..... Agnes Bateman

Directed by Marc Beeby.


THU 12:00 Dad's Army (b007k1s5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 Take It From Here (b01s648q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 Paul Temple (b00svt6h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 Detective (b01s8pyv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 Ladies of Letters (b007jwd4)
Ladies of Letters Spring Clean

Episode 4

Irene is musing on life, death and daughters. Vera is at the vet's having her hip sorted out. With Patricia Routledge.


THU 14:15 Cosmic Quest (b00bfpzp)
Cathedrals of the Cosmos

Astronomer Heather Couper reflects on the importance of the sun to ancient agrarian society. With Timothy West.


THU 14:30 Joanna Trollope - Next of Kin (b007r525)
Episode 9

Zoe's relationship with her flatmate's father Robin causes disruption in the local farming community. Read by Robin Ellis.


THU 14:45 Book of the Week (b00gh4fs)
And Did Those Feet: Walking Through 200 Years of British and Irish History

Episode 4

Martin Freeman reads from Charlie Connelly's travelogue in which he recreates a series of famous historical journeys through the British Isles.

Charlie follows in the footsteps of Bonnie Prince Charlie and travels to the Isle of Skye.


THU 15:00 Stella Gibbons - Cold Comfort Farm (b007k22w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b01s6749)
Mel Giedroyc with the next episode of the award-winning story 'Bumface' by Morris Gleitzman, read by Ralf Little.


THU 17:00 King Street Junior (b007jnjg)
Series 9

Responsibilities

A new school year, a new face in the staffroom and the start of great confusion.

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

Written by Richard Stoneman.

Stars Karl Howman as Mr Sims, James Grout as the Headmaster, Margaret John as Mrs Stone, Paul Copley as Mr Long, Deirdre Costello as Mrs Patterson, Vivienne Martin as Mrs Rudd, Marlene Sidaway as Miss Lewis, Jacqueline Beatty as Miss Read, Holly Reed as Jilly/Jenny and Anthony Hamblin as Rafat.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1996.


THU 17:30 Do Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me (b0076hfh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 18:00 Planet B (b00pdkf2)
Series 2

Light City

In Light City you are either with the police or against them. Whichever side you're on, there are points to be earned. But when an uncompromising vigilante arrives it looks like the rules are changing.

Lioba …. Tessa Nicholson
Kip …. Joseph Cohen-Cole
Ed66 …. Rhys Jennings
Shiver …. Nigel Hastings
Clairesquare …. Melissa Advani
Reva …. Emerald O'Hanrahan
Trent …. John Biggins
Hand …. Bruce Alexander
Pauly …. Piers Wehner
Homeless Man …. Ewan Hooper
Voice of Planet B …. Adjoa Andoh

Written by Dawn King.

Director: Colin Guthrie.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2009.


THU 18:30 Daphne Du Maurier (b007jq6w)
The Birds

Episode 2

The Hockens have battened down the hatches against the avian invasion, but will they be safe? Read by Charlie Barnecut.


THU 19:00 Dad's Army (b007k1s5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 Take It From Here (b01s648q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 Paul Temple (b00svt6h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 Detective (b01s8pyv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 Afternoon Reading (b00r0tbs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


THU 21:15 Pilgrim by Sebastian Baczkiewicz (b00ft5kh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


THU 22:00 Mark Thomas: The Manifesto (b01s0qnc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 Old Harry's Game (b00hr4lp)
Series 7

Episode 2

Satan needs to sort some stuff out with God but He has gone off to have some "me-time". Then Hell receives its strangest visitor yet...

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

Additional roles played by Michael Fenton Stevens and Philip Pope.

Written by Andy Hamilton.

Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2009.


THU 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b01sk3x3)
For two hours, six nights a week, the Comedy Club offers the best laughs around. Plus Sara Pascoe is joined by Tania Edwards.


THU 23:00 Delve Special (b00sz32f)
Series 1

The Shifton Scandal

Undercover investigative reporter David Lander begins a four-part expose into irregularities over plans to site a new London airport near Birmingham.

With serious allegations aimed at a multi-national giant - what exactly has the government's role been in the plans to demolish the town?

And exactly who is the shifty Mr Browncoat?

Studio production by Stephen Fry, Brenda Blethyn and Tony Robinson.

With Jack Klaff, James Griffiths, Stephen Frost, Peter Wear and Mark Arden.

Dramatic reconstruction by Hilda Schroder, Monica Grey, Jon Strickland and Scott Cherry.

Researched and compiled by Tony Sarchet.

Editor: Paul Mayhew-Archer.

Delve Special ran for four series from 1984 to 1987 and later transferred to TV as: This is David Lander.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1984.


THU 23:30 The Skivers (b007tcph)
Series 1

Ken Campbell

Action from Ancient Greece to 221B Baker Street.

Nick Golson and Tim de Jongh's skilful sketch show with special guest Ken Campbell

Written and performed by Nick Golson and Tim de Jongh.

With Peter Bradshaw and Mel Giedroyc

Producer: Jon Naismith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1994.



FRIDAY 03 MAY 2013

FRI 00:00 Planet B (b00pdkf2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 Daphne Du Maurier (b007jq6w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 Paul Temple (b00svt6h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 Detective (b01s8pyv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 Change at Oglethorpe (b00mvs9q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 Whispers (b007k2kr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 Stella Gibbons - Cold Comfort Farm (b007k22w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 Afternoon Reading (b00r0tbs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:15 Pilgrim by Sebastian Baczkiewicz (b00ft5kh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 King Street Junior (b007jnjg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 Do Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me (b0076hfh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 Paul Temple (b00sy3lc)
Paul Temple and Steve

David Nelson Explains

A new production of the 1947 detective serial 'Paul Temple and Steve.' One of the great radio detectives returns refreshed and reinvigorated to the airwaves to investigate the activities of a shadowy and ruthless criminal mastermind in post-war London.

The investigation into the activities of the mysterious Dr. Belasco lead him to a murder scene in a flat above a London dry-cleaning business; but then the clues begin to point far away from the great city, to a lonely country house on Romney Marsh.

Paul Temple ..... Crawford Logan
Steve ..... Gerda Stevenson
Sir Graham Forbes ..... Gareth Thomas
Kaufman ..... Nick Underwood
Worth/Charlie ..... Greg Powrie
Nelson ..... Jimmy Chisholm
Joseph ..... Richard Greenwood
Mrs Forester ..... Candida Benson
Ed Bellamy ..... Robin Laing
Waitress ..... Lucy Paterson

Produced by Patrick Rayner.


FRI 06:30 Detective (b01s697j)
Series 3

7. A Well Planned Job

Detective Constable Tully is rather taken with a new informant who might help them catch Steve Mason.

Can she be trusted though?

Starring Ray Brooks and Stephen Garlick.

More tough stories of crime and detection in London written by Robert Barr

DS Brook …. Ray Brooks
DC Tully …. Stephen Garlick
DS Harrison …. Peter Cleall
Chief Inspector Roach …. Stephen Yardley
Angela Fielding …. Deidre Costello
Barman/Radio Voice …. Douglas Blackwell
Jan …. Fiona Matheson
DS O’Brien/Radio Voice …. Anthony Jackson

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast weekly on BBC Radio 2 in August 1984.


FRI 07:00 The Pickerskill Reports (b012r6tw)
Series 2

Paul Whitney Beauchamp

Retired English Master Dr Henry Pickerskill recalls a bullied day boy and his mother. Stars Ian McDiarmid. From July 2011.


FRI 07:30 Believe It! (b01j5nw6)
Series 1

Power

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 play anyone and everyone!

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


FRI 08:00 The Navy Lark (b01s69v9)
Series 8

Float-a-Peddling Their Way Through

HMS Troutbridge is bound for the Mediterranean, but Pertwee's plans don't hold water.

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

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Incidental Music by Tommy Riley and James Moody.

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in September 1966.


FRI 08:30 J Kingston Platt (b01s6bkk)
My Discovery

The show business veteran recalls taking on a pupil with incredible results.

The doyen of British showbiz, the insider's insider, J Kingston Platt, returns to the wireless with more startlingly persuasive recollections.

Written and read by Peter Jones.

Producer: Pete Atkin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1993.


FRI 09:00 Bristow (b007w5jb)
Series 3

Repaying Mr Piper

Why is Bristow surrounded by incompetents? He has a theory - and determines to bumble toward the proof.

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
Perkins ...... Leslie Phillips
Gert ...... Liz Fraser
Daisy ...... Joan Sims
Miss Sunman ...... Katy Odey
Fudge ...... Jon Glover
Postboy ...... Simon Schatzberger
Stokes ...... David Battley
Miss Pleasant ...... Jackie Neglia

Music: John Whitehall

Producer: Neil Cargill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2000.


FRI 09:30 Act Your Age (b00qplyn)
Series 2

Episode 5

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 Tom Wrigglesworth, John Bishop and Tom O'Connor.

Producers: Ashley Blaker and Bill Matthews.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2010.


FRI 10:00 Stella Gibbons - Cold Comfort Farm (b007jpwk)
Elfine's Rights

In which Flora's plots begin to thicken and she seems to be making headway over the tidying-up of the farm. But she’s reckoned without Aunt Ada Doom...

Starring Patricia Gallimore and Elizabeth Proud.

Stella Gibbons' tale of early-20th-century rural England dramatised by Elizabeth Proud.

Flora Poste ..... Patricia Gallimore
Stella Gibbons ..... Elizabeth Proud
John Westbrook ..... John Westbrook
Reuben Starkadder ..... Trevor Martin
Judith Starkadder Margaret Robertson
Adam Lambsbreath ..... Cyril Shaps
Seth Starkadder ..... Sion Probert
Amos Starkadder ..... John Hollis
Micah Starkadder ..... Alexander John
Richard Hawk-Monitor ..... Stephen Garlick
The Abbé Fausse-Maigre ..... Malcolm Hayes
Meriam ..... Amanda Murray
Mrs Beetle ..... Miriam Margolyes
Aunt Ada Doom ..... Fabia Drake
Mr Mybug ..... Michael Spice
Claud Hart-Harris ..... Roger Hammond
Harkaway Starkadder ..... David Timson
Urk Starkadder ..... Christopher Scott
Monsieur Solide ..... Alan Dudley
Rennett Starkadder ..... Christine Absalom
Mrs Hawk-Monitor ..... Margot Boyd
Elfine Starkadder ..... Jane Knowles
Young Man ..... David McAlister

Music: Terence Allbright

Director: Ian Cotterell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1981.


FRI 11:00 Afternoon Reading (b00r0tbv)
Bath Festival Stories by Candlelight

The Ghost Writer by Amanda Craig

Bath Festival Stories by Candlelight

The second of a series of supernatural tales commissioned by Radio 4 for last year's Bath Literature Festival.
2/3 The Ghost Writer by Amanda Craig, read by John Telfer

Justin Vest, critically-acclaimed but poorly-selling novelist, is staying temporarily in the home of the late, wildly successful, very pink and fluffy writer Arabella Fysshe. At first glance they don't have much in common - for a start, he's alive and she isn't - but Arabella has some unfinished business with the world.

Producer Christine Hall.


FRI 11:15 Pilgrim by Sebastian Baczkiewicz (b00g0532)
Series 1

'Gainst All Disaster

By Sebastian Baczkiewicz

Pilgrim's toughest adventure. Joseph of Arimethea, guardian of the sleeping Knights who will wake only in Britain's hour of greatest need, is being held captive by Malachai Styler - a very malevolent angel. Styler is bent on the destruction of the Greyfolk, the Knights and the balance between the worlds. If Pilgrim is to save Joseph, it will be at the most terrible cost to himself.

Pilgrim ..... Paul Hilton
Styler ..... Paul Rider
Joseph ..... David Calder
Sylvie ..... Anna Wing
Doris ..... Susan Engel
Freya ..... Alex Tregear
Arianhad ..... Helen Schlesinger
Guard ..... Gunnar Cauthery
Girl ..... Agnes Bateman

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.


FRI 12:00 The Navy Lark (b01s69v9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 J Kingston Platt (b01s6bkk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 Paul Temple (b00sy3lc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 Detective (b01s697j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 Ladies of Letters (b007jwdc)
Ladies of Letters Spring Clean

Episode 5

Vera uncovers a sinister scandal, and Irene is on her way home. Stars Prunella Scales and Patricia Routledge.


FRI 14:15 Cosmic Quest (b00bfpzr)
Stories of the Sky

Astronomer Heather Couper reflects on how early man mapped the stories of his mythology onto the constellations in the sky.


FRI 14:30 Joanna Trollope - Next of Kin (b007jvcj)
Episode 10

How will the lives in the farming community touched by tragedy resolve themselves? Concluded by Robin Ellis.


FRI 14:45 Book of the Week (b00gh4fv)
And Did Those Feet: Walking Through 200 Years of British and Irish History

Episode 5

Martin Freeman reads from Charlie Connelly's travelogue in which he recreates a series of famous historical journeys through the British Isles.

Charlie investigates a calamitous episode in Irish history, the 1849 Doolough famine walk in County Mayo.


FRI 15:00 Stella Gibbons - Cold Comfort Farm (b007jpwk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b01s6c12)
Mel Giedroyc with the final chapter of Morris Gleitzman's award-winning story 'Bumface', read by Ralf Little.


FRI 17:00 For Better or for Worse (b00hk2dx)
Series 1

Episode 8

Iris is proper poorly, but not quite as poorly as Wilf thinks she is. Stars Gorden Kaye and Su Pollard. From April 1993.


FRI 17:30 The Pickerskill Reports (b012r6tw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 18:00 Planet B (b00pgqf0)
Series 2

Dark Star

In Light City you are either with the police or against them. Whichever side you're on, there are points to be earned. But when an uncompromising vigilante arrives it looks like the rules are changing.

Lioba …. Tessa Nicholson
Kip …. Joseph Cohen-Cole
Blend …. Emerald O'Hanrahan
Fabian …. Ewan Hooper
Cerberus …. Chris Pavlo
Voice of Planet B …. Adjoa Andoh
Other Parts …. Melissa Advani, Kate Layden, Rhys Jennings and Piers Wehner

Written by Matthew Broughton.

Director: Jeremy Mortimer.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2009.


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

Episode 3

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


FRI 19:00 The Navy Lark (b01s69v9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 J Kingston Platt (b01s6bkk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 Paul Temple (b00sy3lc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 Detective (b01s697j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Afternoon Reading (b00r0tbv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 21:15 Pilgrim by Sebastian Baczkiewicz (b00g0532)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


FRI 22:00 Believe It! (b01j5nw6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 Comedy Club at Machynlleth (b01s6c14)
2013

Episode 1

Isy Suttie chats to Machynlleth Comedy Festival organiser Henry Widdicombe and visits the town's sweet shop.


FRI 22:35 Down the Line (b01211xy)
Series 2

Education and Ghosts

Things go bump in the night on award-winning Gary Bellamy's phone-in. Stars Rhys Thomas and Mark Gatiss. From February 2007.


FRI 23:05 Comedy Club at Machynlleth (b01s6c16)
2013

Episode 2

Isy Suttie talks to Mark Thomas about Manifestos, Machynlleth and miserable carriages.


FRI 23:10 Pappy's Fun Club (b01s6c18)
4 Extra Debut. A modern spin on the comedy gang show with Ben Clarke, Matthew Crosby, Brendan Dodds, Tom Parry and Barry Cryer. From May 2008.


FRI 23:40 Comedy Club at Machynlleth (b01s6c1b)
2013

Episode 3

Isy Suttie explores the world of bi-lingual comedy at Machynlleth.


FRI 23:45 Poets' Tree (b00shngl)
Episode 1

The first of Poet Paul Hamilton's poetry magazine programmes.

Paul hears some classic poetry from Derek Harricot, and inspires an unusual person to try poetry for the very first time.

Poetry spoof by Kevin Eldon and Stewart Lee.

With Olivia Colman and Peter Serafinowicz.

Producer: Ed Morrish

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2008.




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 (b01s5d66)

A Look Back at the Future 02:30 TUE (b01s5d66)

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

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

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

Act Your Age 02:30 SAT (b00qhrxb)

Act Your Age 09:30 FRI (b00qplyn)

Adam Dalgliesh - Cover Her Face 01:00 SAT (b008yv5r)

Adventures in Science 07:15 SUN (b00ffnxt)

Adventures in Science 13:15 SUN (b00ffnxt)

Aelish Michael - Dreaming of Foxes 04:15 SAT (b01s2yc9)

After Henry 09:00 WED (b007qw7k)

After Henry 02:00 THU (b007qw7k)

Afternoon Reading 11:00 MON (b00pxmk1)

Afternoon Reading 21:00 MON (b00pxmk1)

Afternoon Reading 04:00 TUE (b00pxmk1)

Afternoon Reading 11:00 TUE (b00pzhcw)

Afternoon Reading 21:00 TUE (b00pzhcw)

Afternoon Reading 04:00 WED (b00pzhcw)

Afternoon Reading 11:00 WED (b00pzhcp)

Afternoon Reading 21:00 WED (b00pzhcp)

Afternoon Reading 04:00 THU (b00pzhcp)

Afternoon Reading 11:00 THU (b00r0tbs)

Afternoon Reading 21:00 THU (b00r0tbs)

Afternoon Reading 04:00 FRI (b00r0tbs)

Afternoon Reading 11:00 FRI (b00r0tbv)

Afternoon Reading 21:00 FRI (b00r0tbv)

Alan Ayckbourn - The Revengers' Comedies 13:30 SUN (b007jzd1)

Alan Ayckbourn - The Revengers' Comedies 03:30 MON (b007jzd1)

Alun Cochrane's Fun House 07:30 WED (b01s0dld)

Alun Cochrane's Fun House 22:00 WED (b01s0dld)

Armando Iannucci - Facts And Fancies 23:45 MON (b007jrlr)

Armando Iannucci - Facts And Fancies 09:45 TUE (b007jrlr)

Armando Iannucci - Facts And Fancies 02:45 WED (b007jrlr)

Arthur C Clarke Stories 00:00 SAT (b010tbkp)

Believe It! 17:30 SAT (b01hxmw4)

Believe It! 05:30 SUN (b01hxmw4)

Believe It! 07:30 FRI (b01j5nw6)

Believe It! 22:00 FRI (b01j5nw6)

Book of the Week 14:45 MON (b00g9ng0)

Book of the Week 14:45 TUE (b00gh4fn)

Book of the Week 14:45 WED (b00gh4fq)

Book of the Week 14:45 THU (b00gh4fs)

Book of the Week 14:45 FRI (b00gh4fv)

Brian Appleton's History of Rock 'n' Roll 23:30 TUE (b00fw5m7)

Bristow 02:00 SAT (b007vgv7)

Bristow 09:00 FRI (b007w5jb)

Britain on the Bottle: Alcohol and the State 14:15 MON (b00t4qkn)

Britain on the Bottle: Alcohol and the State 14:15 TUE (b00t3tdc)

Buy Me Up TV 23:00 WED (b007l8q0)

Carey Harrison - A Call from the Dead 18:30 TUE (b01nf2h9)

Carey Harrison - A Call from the Dead 00:30 WED (b01nf2h9)

Chain Reaction 07:30 SUN (b0093z9z)

Chain Reaction 22:00 SUN (b0093z9z)

Change at Oglethorpe 09:00 THU (b00mvs9q)

Change at Oglethorpe 02:00 FRI (b00mvs9q)

Colvil and Soames 23:00 SAT (b007jtbv)

Comedy Club at Machynlleth 22:30 FRI (b01s6c14)

Comedy Club at Machynlleth 23:05 FRI (b01s6c16)

Comedy Club at Machynlleth 23:40 FRI (b01s6c1b)

Cosmic Quest 14:15 WED (b00bfpzk)

Cosmic Quest 14:15 THU (b00bfpzp)

Cosmic Quest 14:15 FRI (b00bfpzr)

Craig Russell - Lennox 23:30 SAT (b0120w14)

Dad's Army 09:00 SAT (b007jw4r)

Dad's Army 19:00 SAT (b007jw4r)

Dad's Army 08:00 THU (b007k1s5)

Dad's Army 12:00 THU (b007k1s5)

Dad's Army 19:00 THU (b007k1s5)

Daphne Du Maurier 18:30 WED (b007jq6k)

Daphne Du Maurier 00:30 THU (b007jq6k)

Daphne Du Maurier 18:30 THU (b007jq6w)

Daphne Du Maurier 00:30 FRI (b007jq6w)

Daphne Du Maurier 18:30 FRI (b007jq79)

Dario Fo - Accidental Death of an Anarchist 06:00 SAT (b01s63cx)

Dario Fo - Accidental Death of an Anarchist 16:00 SAT (b01s63cx)

Dario Fo - Accidental Death of an Anarchist 04:00 SUN (b01s63cx)

Delve Special 23:00 THU (b00sz32f)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:00 SUN (b01s4d2s)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:00 SUN (b01s4d2s)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 01:00 MON (b01s4d2s)

Detective 01:30 SAT (b01s316s)

Detective 06:30 MON (b01s2xl6)

Detective 13:30 MON (b01s2xl6)

Detective 20:30 MON (b01s2xl6)

Detective 01:30 TUE (b01s2xl6)

Detective 06:30 TUE (b01s5gng)

Detective 13:30 TUE (b01s5gng)

Detective 20:30 TUE (b01s5gng)

Detective 01:30 WED (b01s5gng)

Detective 06:30 WED (b01s5l3b)

Detective 13:30 WED (b01s5l3b)

Detective 20:30 WED (b01s5l3b)

Detective 01:30 THU (b01s5l3b)

Detective 06:30 THU (b01s8pyv)

Detective 13:30 THU (b01s8pyv)

Detective 20:30 THU (b01s8pyv)

Detective 01:30 FRI (b01s8pyv)

Detective 06:30 FRI (b01s697j)

Detective 13:30 FRI (b01s697j)

Detective 20:30 FRI (b01s697j)

Do Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me 07:00 THU (b0076hfh)

Do Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me 17:30 THU (b0076hfh)

Do Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me 05:30 FRI (b0076hfh)

Down the Line 22:35 FRI (b01211xy)

Drama 13:15 SAT (b00kdttk)

Drama 03:15 SUN (b00kdttk)

Educating Archie 08:00 SUN (b01s4cwl)

Educating Archie 15:00 SUN (b01s4cwl)

Educating Archie 20:00 SUN (b01s4cwl)

Educating Archie 03:00 MON (b01s4cwl)

Eoin Colfer - And Another Thing... 00:15 SAT (b0133m09)

Fabulous Flops 07:30 SAT (b01380ck)

Fay Weldon Stories 07:15 SAT (b007jx0x)

Fay Weldon Stories 17:15 SAT (b007jx0x)

Fay Weldon Stories 05:15 SUN (b007jx0x)

Five Stories by James Ellis 10:45 SUN (b00ljmsm)

Five Stories by James Ellis 21:45 SUN (b00ljmsm)

Five Stories by James Ellis 01:45 MON (b00ljmsm)

Five Stories by Margaret Drabble 04:00 SAT (b0176nbj)

Flying the Flag 17:00 MON (b007jx74)

Flying the Flag 05:00 TUE (b007jx74)

For Better or for Worse 05:00 SAT (b00h9t2d)

For Better or for Worse 17:00 FRI (b00hk2dx)

Garrison Keillor's Radio Show 08:00 SAT (b010t4pd)

Garrison Keillor's Radio Show 15:00 SAT (b010t4pd)

Garrison Keillor's Radio Show 01:00 SUN (b010t4pd)

Giles Wemmbley Hogg Goes Off 22:30 TUE (b007mh3w)

Hancock's Half Hour 14:00 SAT (b007k15z)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:00 WED (b007k1f3)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:00 WED (b007k1f3)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:00 WED (b007k1f3)

I Think I've Got a Problem 23:00 TUE (b00cc4qg)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 14:30 SAT (b00ckcmh)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 08:30 WED (b00whw3w)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 12:30 WED (b00whw3w)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 19:30 WED (b00whw3w)

It's Your Round 09:30 WED (b00z5zyh)

It's Your Round 02:30 THU (b00z5zyh)

J Kingston Platt 08:30 FRI (b01s6bkk)

J Kingston Platt 12:30 FRI (b01s6bkk)

J Kingston Platt 19:30 FRI (b01s6bkk)

Joanna Trollope - Next of Kin 14:30 MON (b007r02z)

Joanna Trollope - Next of Kin 14:30 TUE (b007r42t)

Joanna Trollope - Next of Kin 14:30 WED (b007r4mb)

Joanna Trollope - Next of Kin 14:30 THU (b007r525)

Joanna Trollope - Next of Kin 14:30 FRI (b007jvcj)

King Street Junior 17:00 THU (b007jnjg)

King Street Junior 05:00 FRI (b007jnjg)

Knocker 23:30 WED (b0089jjk)

Ladies of Letters 14:00 MON (b007jwcq)

Ladies of Letters 14:00 TUE (b007jwcw)

Ladies of Letters 14:00 WED (b007jwd0)

Ladies of Letters 14:00 THU (b007jwd4)

Ladies of Letters 14:00 FRI (b007jwdc)

Loose Ends 11:15 MON (b01s37bg)

Loose Ends 21:15 MON (b01s37bg)

Loose Ends 04:15 TUE (b01s37bg)

Louisa May Alcott - Little Women 09:30 SUN (b007jqq9)

Louisa May Alcott - Little Women 17:30 SUN (b007jqq9)

Louisa May Alcott - Little Women 05:30 MON (b007jqq9)

Mark Thomas: The Manifesto 07:30 THU (b01s0qnc)

Mark Thomas: The Manifesto 22:00 THU (b01s0qnc)

Married 07:00 MON (b0081vm4)

Married 17:30 MON (b0081vm4)

Married 05:30 TUE (b0081vm4)

Meera Syal - Anita and Me Omnibus 06:00 SUN (b00fyp9l)

Meera Syal - Anita and Me Omnibus 12:00 SUN (b00fyp9l)

Mel's Mix: The Best of The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 SUN (b01s4f50)

No Tomatoes 23:45 TUE (b0082dsm)

Old Harry's Game 22:30 THU (b00hr4lp)

On Baby Street 07:00 TUE (b00shhrq)

On Baby Street 17:30 TUE (b00shhrq)

On Baby Street 05:30 WED (b00shhrq)

Pappy's Fun Club 23:10 FRI (b01s6c18)

Paul Temple 06:00 MON (b00sms54)

Paul Temple 13:00 MON (b00sms54)

Paul Temple 20:00 MON (b00sms54)

Paul Temple 01:00 TUE (b00sms54)

Paul Temple 06:00 TUE (b00sq2n3)

Paul Temple 13:00 TUE (b00sq2n3)

Paul Temple 20:00 TUE (b00sq2n3)

Paul Temple 01:00 WED (b00sq2n3)

Paul Temple 06:00 WED (b00ss4tc)

Paul Temple 13:00 WED (b00ss4tc)

Paul Temple 20:00 WED (b00ss4tc)

Paul Temple 01:00 THU (b00ss4tc)

Paul Temple 06:00 THU (b00svt6h)

Paul Temple 13:00 THU (b00svt6h)

Paul Temple 20:00 THU (b00svt6h)

Paul Temple 01:00 FRI (b00svt6h)

Paul Temple 06:00 FRI (b00sy3lc)

Paul Temple 13:00 FRI (b00sy3lc)

Paul Temple 20:00 FRI (b00sy3lc)

Peter Bradshaw - For One Horrible Moment 23:45 WED (b0084ss4)

Pilgrim by Sebastian Baczkiewicz 11:15 TUE (b00fl5n4)

Pilgrim by Sebastian Baczkiewicz 21:15 TUE (b00fl5n4)

Pilgrim by Sebastian Baczkiewicz 04:15 WED (b00fl5n4)

Pilgrim by Sebastian Baczkiewicz 11:15 WED (b00fq2xk)

Pilgrim by Sebastian Baczkiewicz 21:15 WED (b00fq2xk)

Pilgrim by Sebastian Baczkiewicz 04:15 THU (b00fq2xk)

Pilgrim by Sebastian Baczkiewicz 11:15 THU (b00ft5kh)

Pilgrim by Sebastian Baczkiewicz 21:15 THU (b00ft5kh)

Pilgrim by Sebastian Baczkiewicz 04:15 FRI (b00ft5kh)

Pilgrim by Sebastian Baczkiewicz 11:15 FRI (b00g0532)

Pilgrim by Sebastian Baczkiewicz 21:15 FRI (b00g0532)

Planet B 18:00 MON (b00p4mck)

Planet B 00:00 TUE (b00p4mck)

Planet B 18:00 TUE (b00p84q9)

Planet B 00:00 WED (b00p84q9)

Planet B 18:00 WED (b00pbx1r)

Planet B 00:00 THU (b00pbx1r)

Planet B 18:00 THU (b00pdkf2)

Planet B 00:00 FRI (b00pdkf2)

Planet B 18:00 FRI (b00pgqf0)

Poets' Tree 23:45 FRI (b00shngl)

RL Stevenson - Kidnapped 03:00 SAT (b01c7x03)

RL Stevenson - Kidnapped 10:00 MON (b01cj485)

RL Stevenson - Kidnapped 15:00 MON (b01cj485)

RL Stevenson - Kidnapped 03:00 TUE (b01cj485)

RL Stevenson - Kidnapped 10:00 TUE (b01cj9yd)

RL Stevenson - Kidnapped 15:00 TUE (b01cj9yd)

RL Stevenson - Kidnapped 03:00 WED (b01cj9yd)

Rhod Gilbert's Bulging Barrel of Laughs 22:00 SAT (b00tw32q)

Round the Horne 08:00 MON (b007jrj3)

Round the Horne 12:00 MON (b007jrj3)

Round the Horne 19:00 MON (b007jrj3)

Rudyard Kipling - The Jungle Book 09:00 SUN (b00cm07b)

Rudyard Kipling - The Jungle Book 17:00 SUN (b00cm07b)

Rudyard Kipling - The Jungle Book 05:00 MON (b00cm07b)

Sketchorama 09:00 MON (b01s5d64)

Sketchorama 22:30 MON (b01s5d64)

Sketchorama 02:00 TUE (b01s5d64)

Stella Gibbons - Cold Comfort Farm 10:00 WED (b007k1tz)

Stella Gibbons - Cold Comfort Farm 15:00 WED (b007k1tz)

Stella Gibbons - Cold Comfort Farm 03:00 THU (b007k1tz)

Stella Gibbons - Cold Comfort Farm 10:00 THU (b007k22w)

Stella Gibbons - Cold Comfort Farm 15:00 THU (b007k22w)

Stella Gibbons - Cold Comfort Farm 03:00 FRI (b007k22w)

Stella Gibbons - Cold Comfort Farm 10:00 FRI (b007jpwk)

Stella Gibbons - Cold Comfort Farm 15:00 FRI (b007jpwk)

Stilgoe's Around 17:00 WED (b007k3xj)

Stilgoe's Around 05:00 THU (b007k3xj)

Take It From Here 08:30 THU (b01s648q)

Take It From Here 12:30 THU (b01s648q)

Take It From Here 19:30 THU (b01s648q)

Terry Pratchett 18:00 SAT (b007jlxd)

Terry Pratchett 00:00 SUN (b007jlxd)

That Reminds Me 11:00 SUN (b007jmxz)

That Reminds Me 19:00 SUN (b007jmxz)

That Reminds Me 02:00 MON (b007jmxz)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 MON (b01s5g3c)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 TUE (b01s5kn3)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 WED (b01s5m35)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 THU (b01s6749)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 FRI (b01s6c12)

The Ape That Got Lucky 22:30 SUN (b008039f)

The Cazalets - Omnibus 12:00 SAT (b01s4775)

The Cazalets - Omnibus 02:00 SUN (b01s4775)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 SUN (b01sbcj3)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 THU (b01sk3x3)

The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show 08:30 MON (b01s5crm)

The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show 12:30 MON (b01s5crm)

The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show 19:30 MON (b01s5crm)

The Goon Show 08:00 TUE (b00kjh64)

The Goon Show 12:00 TUE (b00kjh64)

The Goon Show 19:00 TUE (b00kjh64)

The Ivan Brackenbury Show 23:30 SUN (b00gkjpj)

The Ken Dodd Show 08:30 TUE (b00hwyq9)

The Ken Dodd Show 12:30 TUE (b00hwyq9)

The Ken Dodd Show 19:30 TUE (b00hwyq9)

The Maltby Collection 23:00 SUN (b00ct1wk)

The Mark Steel Solution 22:30 WED (b007jzk8)

The Men from the Ministry 08:30 SUN (b01092vz)

The Men from the Ministry 15:30 SUN (b01092vz)

The Men from the Ministry 20:30 SUN (b01092vz)

The National Theatre of Brent's Iconic Icons 05:30 SAT (b0132l7g)

The Navy Lark 08:00 FRI (b01s69v9)

The Navy Lark 12:00 FRI (b01s69v9)

The Navy Lark 19:00 FRI (b01s69v9)

The News Quiz Extra 23:00 MON (b01s5gdy)

The News Quiz Extra 09:00 TUE (b01s5gdy)

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The Palace of Laughter 11:30 SUN (b007wld9)

The Palace of Laughter 19:30 SUN (b007wld9)

The Palace of Laughter 02:30 MON (b007wld9)

The Pickerskill Reports 07:00 FRI (b012r6tw)

The Pickerskill Reports 17:30 FRI (b012r6tw)

The Price of Fear 18:30 SUN (b01s4f4p)

The Price of Fear 00:30 MON (b01s4f4p)

The Random Jottings of Hinge and Bracket 17:00 TUE (b01s5ksm)

The Random Jottings of Hinge and Bracket 05:00 WED (b01s5ksm)

The Scarifyers 18:00 SUN (b01s4f4m)

The Scarifyers 00:00 MON (b01s4f4m)

The Skivers 23:30 THU (b007tcph)

The Unbelievable Truth 07:30 MON (b01s09km)

The Unbelievable Truth 22:00 MON (b01s09km)

Thom Tuck Goes Straight to DVD 07:30 TUE (b01s0dd9)

Thom Tuck Goes Straight to DVD 22:00 TUE (b01s0dd9)

Two Doors Down 07:00 WED (b0076h5s)

Two Doors Down 17:30 WED (b0076h5s)

Two Doors Down 05:30 THU (b0076h5s)

Ursula K Le Guin - The Diary of the Rose 18:30 SAT (b00ncgg3)

Ursula K Le Guin - The Diary of the Rose 00:30 SUN (b00ncgg3)

Whispers 09:30 THU (b007k2kr)

Whispers 02:30 FRI (b007k2kr)