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SATURDAY 08 JUNE 2013

SAT 00:00 The Man in Black (b00h73hw)
Series 1

Bombers' Moon by Lucy Kirkwood

Soldiers Jarvis, Carr and Nisbet are stranded in a remote outpost in Afghanistan. They've run out of supplies, trapped by a blizzard, and the man who was going to get help should have been back hours ago.

If that weren't bad enough, they're shut in with Corporal Rashid. They're sure he's a Jonah - pure bad luck. They're a sitting target for the enemy, but there's something worse coming for them through the snowy mountains. Something much, much worse...

Lucy Kirkwood's tale is introduced by Mark Gatiss as sinister raconteur, The Man in Black.

Jarvis ...... Gunnar Cauthery
Carr ...... Mark Bonnar
Nisbet ...... Fingal McKiernan
Rashid ...... Inam Mirza
Keefe ...... Robert Lonsdale
Female Voice ...... Manjeet Mann

Horrifying series of tales from The Man in Black. You might meet him at a luggage carousel in an airport, or behind the desk at an employment agency or he might approach you in the corridor of a care home.

Wherever you encounter him, he's eager to pass on his stories. Stories to unsettle and horrify. Stories to haunt you.

The Man In Black first appeared in the 1940s as the chilling voice who introduced a series of terrifying radio dramas. He returned on Radio 4 in the 1970s and then again in the late 80s/early 90s.

Producer: Abigail le Fleming

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in 2009.


SAT 00:30 John Wyndham - The Day of the Triffids (b007jrp9)
Episode 15

In a world ravaged by the Triffids, survivor Bill Masen works hard to make a new home for his new family. Read by Roger May.


SAT 01:00 Cadfael (b007jldz)
The Virgin in the Ice

5. Discoveries

Detective monk Brother Cadfael discovers outlaws have taken Ives Hugonin prisoner.

Conclusion starring Philip Madoc as Brother Cadfael.

Written by Ellis Peters and dramatised by Bert Coules.

Brother Cadfael ...... Philip Madoc
Narrator ...... Sir Michael Hordern
Ermina ...... Moira Buffini
Leonard ...... Leonard Fenton
Hugh ...... Douglas Hodge
Le Gaucher ...... Peter Laird
Ives ...... Dean Magri
Elyas ...... Crispin Letts
Axeman ...... Peter Gunn
Boterel ...... Andrew Wincott

Other parts played by the cast.

Music by Peter Salem.

Producer: Phil Clarke.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1992.


SAT 01:30 R Austin Freeman - Thorndyke, Forensic Investigator (b017gnhp)
Series 1

The Secret of the Urn

A man's death piques the detective's curiousity, but is it suicide, murder, or something much stranger? Read by Jim Norton.


SAT 01:45 Stephen King - Blaze (b00g42t6)
Episode 5

The small-time con recalls happy times, love lost and when he nearly escaped. William Hope reads Stephen King's 'lost' thriller.


SAT 02:00 Clare in the Community (b00g9mgx)
Series 2

Mean Streets

The meddling social worker takes a homeless survey, and Brian arranges a stag night. Stars Sally Phillips. From September 2005.


SAT 02:30 The Brothers (b00psscz)
Series 3

The One True Yoghurt

Nigel stutters, Michael proposes, and Zorro seeks the meaning of life in a dessert. Stars Raymond Coulthard. From March 2007.


SAT 03:00 Charlotte Bronte - Jane Eyre (b007jr21)
Jane, the Wife

Jane has fled Thornfield Hall and settles into village life, but still she thinks of Mr Rochester. Stars Sophie Thompson.


SAT 04:00 Love Stories (b01mmrh0)
The Lion's Den

By Josephine Cox. A young man assumes he will never find his heart's desire. Stories from bestselling romantic novelists. Read by Robert Glenister.


SAT 04:15 Israel Horovitz - Man in Snow (b007jx59)
A climber reminisces as he escorts a group of honeymooners up Alaska's highest mountain. Written by and stars Israel Horovitz.


SAT 05:00 Second Thoughts (b00kjsn6)
Series 3

Recipe for Disaster

Culinary chaos is on the menu with Faith's friend Esther due to arrive for a visit from Australia.

Sitcom about the battles of divorcees Bill and Faith beginning married life, whilst balancing the demands of his ex-wife, Liza and her teenage children, Hannah and Joe.

Stars Lynda Bellingham as Faith, James Bolam as Bill, Celia Imrie as Hilary, Mark Denham as Joe, Emma Gregory as Hannah, Norman Bird as Mr Burrows and Mark Straker as Kevin.

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

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

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1991.


SAT 05:30 Nineteen Ninety-Four (b013dntm)
Work Is Freedom

"January 1st 1994 - The Environment is all around you......"

Edward Wilson becomes embroiled in mysterious government machinations.

Starring Robert Lindsay.

Futuristic sitcom by Richard Turner and William Osborne with a nod to George Orwell.

Edward ...... Robert Lindsay
Sophie ...... Siobhan Redmond
Charles ...... Paul Shearer

With Pam Ferris, Richard Turner and David Goodland.

Producer: Nick Symons

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1985.


SAT 06:00 George Bernard Shaw - Mrs Warren's Profession (b007k130)
Mrs Warren reveals to her daughter the source of her income - and her daughter's true parentage.

George Bernard Shaw's drama examines the issue of Victorian prostitution and double standards.

Starring Maggie Steed as Mrs Warren, Justine Waddell as Vivie, Julian Rhind-Tutt as Frank, Robert Bathurst as Praed, Jonathan Coy as Crofts and Ron Cook as the Reverend Samuel.

With an introduction from Maggie Steed.

Adapted by Shaun McKenna.

Director: Marion Nancarrow

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in 2002.


SAT 07:30 The Last Post (b00xn7d4)
Since ancient Egyptian times, pigeon post has carried messages of love and war. Can it survive the internet? With Tim Pigott-Smith. From July 2003.


SAT 08:00 Ed Doolan Interviews... (b00stv4q)
Christopher Cazenove

Actor Christopher Cazenove looks back on his career from drama school to starring in Dynasty, and selects favourite music.


SAT 09:00 Comedy Greats (b007k0v0)
The 1950s

Episode 2

Decade by decade, Barry Cryer showcases some of the funniest and finest shows ever broadcast by the BBC.

Six more favourite shows plucked from the 1950s schedules of the BBC Home Service and BBC Light Programme:

* Much Binding in the Marsh:
From 28/8/1953
The Weekly Bind brings you Mr Mulch's gardening and Patience Gush's poetry. Stars Kenneth Horne, Richard Murdoch, Maurice Denham, Dora Bryan and Sam Costa. From August 1953.

* Variety Bandbox:
From 22/01/1950
Comedy and songs with Frankie Howerd, Billy Ternent, Jerry Allen, Barbara Leigh, Peter Sellers, Bill Kerr and Philip Slessor. From January 1950.

* Just Fancy:
From 08/03/51
A grumpy neighbour and a helicopter ride. Gentle sketch show starring Eric Barker and his wife Pearl Hackney. From March 1951.

* Educating Archie:
From 01/03/1959
Brough makes a bet that he and Archie Andrews can travel round the British Isles in eight days. Radio ventriloquism with Dick Emery, Bernard Bresslaw and Warren Mitchell. From March 1959.

* Meet The Huggetts:
Loser Pays
Joe and Fred's attempt to teach their wives a lesson backfires. Stars Jack Warner, Kathleen Harrison and Kenneth Connor. From September 1957.

* Hancock's Half Hour:
Series 5 (7/20) Hancock's School
Inspired by Bill and supplied by Sid, the lad turns his home into a centre of learning. Stars Tony Hancock. With Sid James, Bill Kerr, Hattie Jacques and Kenneth Williams. From March 1958.

Produced and scripted by Peter Reed

Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in May 2003.


SAT 12:00 Richard Monks - Kidnap: Omnibus (b01q95nq)
An aid worker is abducted in Pakistan. Richard Monks' drama is told from five viewpoints. Stars Barbara Flynn and Hamza Jeetooa.


SAT 13:15 Baroness Orczy - The Teahouse Detective (b007jmjf)
The de Genneville Peerage

A murder shatters Polly, as the old man's crime-solving efforts meet furious resistance. With Bernard Hepton and Suzanne Burden.


SAT 14:00 Brothers in Law (b007k164)
Series 2

Tell 'Em the Tale

Newly qualified lawyer Roger Thursby's got an appointment with his boss, but worries in case there's bad news...

Starring Richard Briers as Roger Thursby, John Glyn-Jones as Grimes, Julia Lockwood as Sally and Bridget Armstrong as Joy. All other parts by Sean Arnold, Douglas Blackwell and Patrick Tull.

Written by Henry Cecil and Basil Dawson.

Published in 1955, Henry Cecil's comic legal novel Brothers in Law was adapted first for TV in 1962 by Frank Muir and Denis Norden. It provided the first regular starring role for Richard Briers, who later reprised his role of the idealistic young lawyer Roger Thursby for BBC Radio between 1970 and 1972.

Producer: David Hatch.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1971.


SAT 14:30 Jim the Great (b0218l5j)
Series 1

The King Jim Abacus Dating Service

The moustachioed monarch has a go at match-making, but warm hearts come with cold feet.

Historical regal romp starring Jimmy Edwards.

With Julian Orchard, John Baddeley, Joan Sanderson, Alexandra Dane, Fred Harris, Nicolette McKenzie and Douglas Blackwell.

Jim The Great ran for 2 series on BBC Radio 2 between 1976 - 1979.

Producer: Edward Taylor

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in April 1977.


SAT 15:00 Ed Doolan Interviews... (b00stv4q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SAT 16:00 George Bernard Shaw - Mrs Warren's Profession (b007k130)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 The Write Stuff (b02119cq)
Series 16

Dorothy Parker

Radio 4's literary panel show, hosted by James Walton, with team captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh and guests Sue Limb and Mark Watson.

Produced by Alexandra Smith.


SAT 18:00 Fear on 4 (b007jq5c)
Series 4

Hellhound on My Trail

The Man in Black presents a chilling examination of the mysterious death of a jazz musician. James Harper finds the result of his investigation to be suffocating.

Another in a series of nerve-tinglers from Fear on 4.

Starring Nigel Anthony as James Harper and Edward de Souza as the Man in Black.

With Shelly Thompson as Carol Harper, Erick Ray Evans as Ike Roberts, Burt Caesar as Anderson, John Rowe as Dr Lewis, Sandra James Young as Marcie Singleton, Victoria Carling as Tricia Singleton, Jonathan Tafler as the Barman and Alibe Parsons as Lucia Grange.

Written by Paul Sirett.

Producer: Martin Jenkins

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1993.


SAT 18:30 The Mortal Immortal by Mary Shelley (b007jw60)
A young man works for a powerful alchemist. Feeling jilted in love and consumed with jealousy towards a rival, he secretly drinks one of his Master's potions hoping to cure himself of these emotions.

Instead, he’s soon facing a living hell…

Frankenstein author, Mary Shelley's fantastical tale explores man's fascination with eternal life and elixirs.

Read by Shaun Dooley.

Producer: Gemma Jenkins

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in December 2005.


SAT 19:00 Comedy Greats (b007k0v0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 Eddie Izzard - Glorious (b007m6jm)
Episode 1

More quirky hilarity and off-beat observations as the stand-up comedian entertains an audience at London's Hammersmith Apollo. From November 1997.


SAT 22:45 Adam and Joe's Famous Guy (b010m7g6)
"I'm the best at pretending..."

Adam Buxton and Joe Cornish star in the tale of Manthea Shringleton, a journalist sent to interview a reclusive Hollywood star.

Written by Adam Buxton.

Producer: Claudine Toutoungi.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2006.


SAT 23:00 Val McDermid - The Distant Echo (b00v9qsr)
25 years on, police review the unsolved murder of a young woman in the snow. But is the killing over? Stars Jimmy Chisholm.



SUNDAY 09 JUNE 2013

SUN 00:00 Fear on 4 (b007jq5c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 00:30 The Mortal Immortal by Mary Shelley (b007jw60)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 Ed Doolan Interviews... (b00stv4q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:00 Richard Monks - Kidnap: Omnibus (b01q95nq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 on Saturday]


SUN 03:15 Baroness Orczy - The Teahouse Detective (b007jmjf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:15 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 George Bernard Shaw - Mrs Warren's Profession (b007k130)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 The Write Stuff (b02119cq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 Barbara Pym - Jane and Prudence (b02lw1b1)
Episode 1

Omnibus. Made for 4 Extra. It's the 1950s, and Jane intends to do a better job as a vicar's wife when her husband moves to a new parish. Comedy of relationships stars Emma Fielding.


SUN 07:15 The Science of DIY (b008x3pq)
Tightening Up

The art of construction deconstructed. Len Fisher and fellow experts offer choice tips on nuts, bolts and spanners while renovating an old bicycle.


SUN 07:30 Ed Reardon's Week (b008h5jh)
Series 4

Trimarans That Pass in the Night

The curmudgeonly writer finds himself embroiled in a public love intrigue. Stars Christopher Douglas. From December 2007.


SUN 08:00 Floggit's (b00ct1wp)
From 09/11/1956

A power cut causes chaos in the village. Gossip galore at sisters Gert and Daisy's general store in Russett Green.

Stars Elsie and Doris Waters as Gert and Daisy.

With Joan Sims, Ron Moody, Ronnie Barker and Hugh Paddick.

Originally popular regulars in 'Worker's Playtime' on the BBC Home Service during wartime, Gert and Daisy won own series, Floggit's, when the duo inherited a village general store with a ragbag of local characters to deal with. It ran for 2 series between 1956 and 1957.

Scripted by Terry Nation, John Junkin and Dave Freeman.

Producer: Bill Gates

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in November 1956.


SUN 08:30 The Men from the Ministry (b01109vz)
Thoroughly Modern Ministry

Life's a drag for Lamb when a new receptionist isn't all she seems...

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

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

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 1971.


SUN 09:00 Jack London - The Call of the Wild (b01dhkpv)
Episode 2

With his dog sled pulling days in the Yukon over, Buck is set to experience freedom for the first time. Stars Robert Jack.


SUN 09:30 Alan Garner - Elidor (b010tbk9)
Episode 4

Time has run out for the Watson family and Malebron. The Evil have broken through worlds and have a lock on the hidden Treasures.

The only hope for Helen to find Findhorn to foil the Evil, otherwise the world of Elidor will be destroyed.

Conclusion of Alan Garner's classic fantasy adventure dramatised in four-parts by Don Webb.

Stars Mossie Cassidy as Roland, Raffey Cassidy as Helen, William Rush as Nicholas, Stephen Hoyle as David, Toby Hadoke as Malebron, Fiona Clarke as Mrs Watson, Sarah McDonald Hughes as Jennifer and Gerard Fletcher as the Foreman.

Original music composed by Ian Williams

Directed at BBC Manchester by Charlotte Riches.

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra and first broadcast in April 2011.


SUN 10:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b02lxsvf)
Ladies of Letters

Sybille Bedford

4 Extra Debut. From Beethoven to Bach, critically acclaimed writer Sybille Bedford shares her castaway choices with Sue Lawley. From July 1998.


SUN 10:45 Fay Weldon Stories (b007jzwj)
I, Boadicea

The formidable queen of history speaks of the rages and battles she undertook for her people. Read by Vanessa Redgrave.


SUN 11:00 The Palace of Laughter (b0076lx3)
Paris

Geoffrey Wheeler visits Paris to tell the story of the famous Folies-Bergeres.

The theatre opened its doors in 1869 and quickly gained an international reputation for quality. Although the Folies-Bergeres has recently revamped its image as a straight theatre, its history as one Of Europe's finest music halls continues to draw visitors from all over the world.

Producer: Libby Cross

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2004.


SUN 11:30 Oh My What a Rotten Song! (b00l0yl1)
Michael Rosen revels in songwriting duo RP Weston and Bert Lee's uncanny knack for coming up with the catchy tune and the witty chorus that everyone loved to sing.

The pair were among the foremost popular songwriters of the 1910s and 1920s, writing separately or together some 3,000 songs in their 21-year collaboration, many of which have passed into the nation's collective musical psyche, including Hello, Hello Who's Your Lady Friend?, I'm Henery the Eighth I Am and, apparently, Knees Up Mother Brown.


SUN 12:00 Barbara Pym - Jane and Prudence (b02lw1b1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SUN 13:15 The Science of DIY (b008x3pq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today]


SUN 13:30 Ian Rankin - The Serpent's Back (b02m6s19)
The resourceful if low-born Mr Cullender (caddie, manservant and general dogsbody) goes in search of a double murderer.

Ian Rankin's 18th century black comedy set in the seething Old Town of Edinburgh.

Alexander Morton ... Cully
Richard Greenwood ... Gisborne
Norman MacLean ... Mr Mack
Kern Falconer ... The Comte
Paul Young ... The Deacon
Wendy Seager ... The Lady
Tom Smith ... Walter Scott
Michael Elder ... Braxfield
Liam Brennan ... Urquhart
Shelia Donald ... Lucky Aird
Simon Scott ... Lord Provost
Steven McNicholl ... Ballantine

Best known for his Inspector Rebus novels, Ian Rankin is one of the UK's most widely-read crime novelists, with many of his novels translated into numerous languages

Produced in Edinburgh by Patrick Rayner

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1995.


SUN 15:00 Floggit's (b00ct1wp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 15:30 The Men from the Ministry (b01109vz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


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


SUN 17:00 Jack London - The Call of the Wild (b01dhkpv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SUN 17:30 Alan Garner - Elidor (b010tbk9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


SUN 18:00 The Sarah Jane Adventures (b01kpx3m)
The Thirteenth Stone

A school trip for Luke, Maria and Clyde turns to horror when mysterious standing stones come to life. Read by 'Sarah Jane' herself, Elisabeth Sladen.


SUN 19:00 The Palace of Laughter (b0076lx3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 19:30 Oh My What a Rotten Song! (b00l0yl1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:30 today]


SUN 20:00 Floggit's (b00ct1wp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 20:30 The Men from the Ministry (b01109vz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b02lxsvf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


SUN 21:45 Fay Weldon Stories (b007jzwj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today]


SUN 22:00 Ed Reardon's Week (b008h5jh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 22:30 Ida Barr: Artificial Hip Hop (b00v72r5)
Diversity

Ida Barr is a music hall singer who has embraced hip hop and rap, reflecting the cultural diversity of London's East End, where she has been living in retirement for several decades.

With her genuine love of talking to people, Ida sets out investigate a new topic in each episode, creating a unique brand of music hall, hip-hop fusion with beat boxer Shlomo.

Ida’s subject this time is "Diversity".

Written by and starring Christopher Green as Ida Barr.

Producer: Claire Grove

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2010.


SUN 22:45 Tina C Goes Down Under: The Aborogynal Monologues (b00dzny2)
Canberra

Country singer and US presidential hopeful Tina C, the comic creation of Christopher Green, looks at the Australian obsession with country music.

Tina performs for the state opening of Parliament. However, problems arise when she finds out seconds before the gig that Waltzing Matilda is not the national anthem.


SUN 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b02yx0g0)
For two hours, six nights a week, the Comedy Club offers the best laughs around. Tonight, Arthur Smith has a little more chat with Ardal O'Hanlon.


SUN 23:00 Vent (b00t4qzw)
Series 1

Gravity Gets You Down

Ben's physiotherapy seems to be working miracles when he gets far enough out of his coma to punch his physiotherapist.

And what are a tough-as-nails agent, a giant winged angel and Elvis doing in his unconscious mind?

Dark sitcom written by Nigel Smith.

Starring Neil Pearson as Ben Smith, Fiona Allen as Mary, Josie Lawrence as Mum and Leslie Ash as Blitzkrieg.

With Mark Perry, Dave Lamb, Jo Martin, Lucy Montgomery and Nicola Walker, Tim Whitnall and Sue Vincent.

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2006.


SUN 23:30 Rudy's Rare Records (b00n594p)
Series 2

Ill Communication

It's Adam's chance to tidy up the Birmingham shop, but will father Rudy get his revenge?

The collisions of life for Grandad Rudy, father Adam and son Richie living all crammed together over an old record store in Birmingham.

Starring Lenny Henry, Larrington Walker and Joe Jacobs.

Sitcom by Danny Robins, set in the finest, feistiest, family-run record shop in Birmingham.

Adam Sharpe ...... Lenny Henry
Rudy Sharpe ...... Larrington Walker
Richie Sharp ...... Joe Jacobs
Clifton ...... Jeffery Kissoon
Tasha ...... Natasha Godfrey
Doreen ...... Claire Benedict
Police Officer ...... Andrew Brooke

Producer: Lucy Armitage

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2009.



MONDAY 10 JUNE 2013

MON 00:00 The Sarah Jane Adventures (b01kpx3m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b02lxsvf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


MON 01:45 Fay Weldon Stories (b007jzwj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]


MON 02:00 The Palace of Laughter (b0076lx3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:30 Oh My What a Rotten Song! (b00l0yl1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:30 on Sunday]


MON 03:00 Floggit's (b00ct1wp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Sunday]


MON 03:30 Ian Rankin - The Serpent's Back (b02m6s19)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:30 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Jack London - The Call of the Wild (b01dhkpv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 Alan Garner - Elidor (b010tbk9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 DI Cromwell - Jagged Prayer (b00c36bm)
Where's Father Jack?

A suspicious death in a pond unites the kindly Detective Inspector Cromwell and convent Mother Helen - a nun with a nose for crime.

Are they about to embark on a long and unlikely relationship?

Timothy Spall stars as DI Cromwell and Cheryl Campbell as Mother Helen.

Crime and convents, the police and perdition come together in comedy writer and former monk Robert Smith's series of mysteries.

DI Cromwell ...... Timothy Spall
Mother Helen ...... Cheryl Campbell
DC Kelp ...... Jeremy Finch
Father Jack ...... Jonathan Olivet
Sister ...... Beth Chalmers
Nun ...... Gemma Saunders

Producer: Ned Chaillet

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2000.


MON 06:30 R Austin Freeman - Thorndyke, Forensic Investigator (b017gtbx)
Series 1

Pandora's Box

When a travelling salesman's box reveals a ghastly secret, the detective must prove him innocent of murder. Read by Jim Norton.


MON 06:45 Stephen King - Blaze (b00g9ppb)
Episode 6

As troopers close in, the con artist gets desperate. What about baby Joe? William Hope concludes Stephen King's 'lost' thriller.


MON 07:00 Double Income, No Kids Yet (b00dpnvz)
Series 1

Episode 2

When best-selling author, April Prescott, gets writers block, Lucy and Daniel get lumbered with a rather unwelcome little house guest.

David Tennant and Liz Carling star in David Spicer's sitcom.

Modern life and parenthood, as seen through the eyes of a 30-something couple with no kids.

Daniel ...... David Tennant
Lucy ...... Liz Carling
Katie ...... Meera Syal
April ...... Felicity Montague
Peter ...... Rob Harley
Andy ...... Tony Gardner

Producer: Liz Anstee

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2001.


MON 07:30 Just a Minute (b0211jrs)
Series 66

Episode 3

Nicholas Parsons hosts the verbally challenging panel game with panellists; Paul Merton, Richard Herring, Gyles Brandreth and Russell Kane.

Producer: Katie Tyrrell.


MON 08:00 Round the Horne (b007k2gd)
Series 2

Episode 10

Suspense in Kenneth Horne's 'The Portrait of Florian Thrust', plus a bout of bona wrestling for Julian and Sandy.

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

Recorded at the BBC's Paris Studio in Lower Regent Street, London. Announcer: Douglas Smith

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

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

Producer: John Simmonds
First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in May 1966.


MON 08:30 Brothers in Law (b007jrhv)
Series 2

Statistics

Lawyer Roger has a bad day at the races, thanks to Joy's Uncle.

Starring Richard Briers as Roger Thursby, Terence Alexander as Henry Blagrove, Julia Lockwood as Sally, Bridget Armstrong as Joy, John Le Mesurier as the Judge, Richard Wattis as Trent and Malcolm Hayes as the Commentator.

All other parts by Michael Kilgarriff.

Written by Henry Cecil and Basil Dawson.

Published in 1955, Henry Cecil's comic legal novel Brothers in Law was adapted first for TV in 1962 by Frank Muir and Denis Norden. It provided the first regular starring role for Richard Briers, who later reprised his role of the idealistic young lawyer Roger Thursby for BBC Radio between 1970 and 1972.

Producer: David Hatch.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1971.


MON 09:00 Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! (b00wv6cd)
Series 6

Tour Guide

After meeting a Tour Operator in the street whilst doing his daily chores, Arthur joins a Tour Bus giving guided journeys around the city - and is, as only Arthur can be, hugely disappointed with his experience.

Misunderstandings and misinformation abound, and after a stop to buy some pies from the market Arthur heads to the Shoulder of Mutton to talk through his annoyance at the day-so-far with Jack.

He comes up with a plan to develop his very own and much improved tours of the city and, not having a bus at his disposal, decides to conduct walking tours.

Whilst starting this new venture in earnest, Arthur's best-laid plans, as usual, don't quite go as he'd hoped...

Cast:
Count Arthur Strong ..... Steve Delaney
Woman/Market Trader/
Shop Assistant/Old Woman ..... Melanie Giedroyc
Tour Operator/Official/
Jack/Old Man ..... Dave Mounfield
Announcer/Tour Guide/
Man/Aussie ...... Alastair Kerr

Producers: Richard Daws, Mark Radcliffe & John Leonard
A Komedia Entertainment & Smooth Operations production for BBC Radio 4.


MON 09:30 Artists (b00y9453)
Series 1

A Brush With Death

Gerard organises Tamsin's first solo exhibition, but she's got so much else to do. Stars Vicki Pepperdine. From April 2003.


MON 10:00 Don Taylor - The Jacobean Box (b01gjybr)
Shakespearian academic, Brian Blake, receives a message that a large item awaits his collection at a remote northern station.

He little suspects that it could lead to his own literary immortality...

Don Taylor's drama stars Stephen Moore as Brian Blake, Peter Vaughan as the Station Master, Michelle Newell as Penelope, Steve Hodson as Ackroyd and Teresa Gallagher as Mary.

Director: Sue Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1993.


MON 11:00 Love Stories (b010nxrt)
The Lark

By Alan Titchmarsh. A widow's life is transformed by an unexpected love affair. Read by Joanna Tope.


MON 11:15 Loose Ends (b026ymc8)
Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Mike Lerner, Stuart Maconie, Dr Michael O'Donnell, Arthur Smith, Ane Brun, Tunng

Clive's in The Freak Zone with broadcaster and writer Stuart Maconie. Well known for his BBC 6Music show with Mark Radcliffe, Stuart's new book and its accompanying Radio 2 series 'The People's Songs: The Story of Modern Britain in 50 Records' provides a sweeping history of our nation set to the tunes that soundtracked our times.

Clive talks Secrets & Lies with actress Marianne Jean-Baptiste, who was nominated for an Academy Award for her role as Hortense Cumberbatch in Mike Leigh's 1996 drama. Marianne's starring as Sister Margaret, the uncompromising pastor of her Harlem church, with a congregation revolting against her leadership. 'The Amen Corner' is at London's National Theatre, Southbank until Wednesday 14th August.

Arthur Smith has a check-up with physician, author and broadcaster Dr Michael O'Donnell, whose new book 'The Barefaced Doctor: A Mischievous Medical Companion' is inspired by a lifelong exposure to medical culture, and with tongue firmly in cheek, defines, dissects and discusses a vast range of health-related topics.

Clive's in the fray with documentary producer Mike Lerner, whose new film tells the incredible story of feminist art collective Pussy Riot. Wearing their trademark balaclavas, they performed a 40 second "punk prayer" inside Russia's main cathedral, were arrested on charges of religious hatred, and two of them sent to prison. 'Pussy Riot - A Punk Prayer' is showing at Sheffield Doc / Fest on Wednesday 12th June.

With music from Norwegian singer-songwriter Ane Brun, who performs 'Feeling Good' from her album 'Songs 2003-2013'.

And a welcome return to folkie collective Tuung, who perform 'The Village' from their album 'Turbines'.

Producer: Sukey Firth.


MON 12:00 Round the Horne (b007k2gd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 Brothers in Law (b007jrhv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 DI Cromwell - Jagged Prayer (b00c36bm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 R Austin Freeman - Thorndyke, Forensic Investigator (b017gtbx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 13:45 Stephen King - Blaze (b00g9ppb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:45 today]


MON 14:00 15 Minute Drama (b00bvt81)
Barbara Pym - Jane and Prudence

Episode 6

Miss Morrow and Miss Doggett are disposing of Constance's things. Jane is keen to satisfy her curiosity. Comedy of rural relationships stars Emma Fielding.


MON 14:15 Cosmic Quest (b00c84kb)
A Plethora of Planets

Heather Couper presents a narrative history of astronomy.

For centuries, people have been speculating on the origin of the Earth and other planets. As long ago as 1755 the philosopher Imanuel Kant suggested that our solar system may have been born from a rotating cloud or nebula of gas and dust. But it was not until an infrared telescope was sent into space in 1983 that astronomers began to gather images of such dusty discs around other young stars.

In 1955 Eugene Shoemaker showed that a crater in Arizona was blasted out by the impact of a large rock from space. He went on to show that most of the craters on the moon resulted from similar impacts, early in the history of the solar system. The dawn of the space age is enabling us to begin to explore the rocks in our cosmic backyard and speculate about worlds beyond.

Readers are Timothy West, Robin Sebastian, Julian Rhind-Tutt and John Palmer.


MON 14:30 William Boyd - Brazzaville Beach (b007k1mj)
Episode 1

Hope Clearwater reflects on her life, while she studies wild chimpanzees in Africa. Award-winning novel read by Fiona Shaw.


MON 14:45 Book of the Week (b00tkymr)
Storyteller: The Life of Roald Dahl

Episode 1

"Roald Dahl thought biographies were boring. He told me so while munching on a lobster claw."

The new biographer of Dahl is Donald Sturrock, who once made a film about the writer, so knew the man and his family very well. His book charts Dahl's rich and varied life as fighter pilot, intelligence operative, and the adult writer who then wrote for children in such an impactful way that he remains hugely popular with today's young readers. He was truly on their wavelength. He spoke to them through books such as Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, The BFG and Danny, Champion of The World.

Sturrock investigates Dahl's eternal popularity as a writer. And of course the man behind the books...

1.In the first of five episodes, abridged by Alison Joseph, the biographer sits at the Dahl dinner table and recounts a memorable visit to the writer's hut, where certain treasures are unearthed.

The reader is Julian Rhind-Tutt and the voice of Dahl is Ian McDiarmid

Producer Duncan Minshull.


MON 15:00 Don Taylor - The Jacobean Box (b01gjybr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b02mj8tf)
Afternoon chat with Mel Giedroyc.


MON 17:00 The Little World of Don Camillo (b00thsf3)
Series 2

Episode 3

The Italian priest tries to replace the church bell, but funding hits a snag. Stars Joss Ackland and Ian Hogg. From June 2002.


MON 17:30 Double Income, No Kids Yet (b00dpnvz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 18:00 Ben Moor - Undone (b00p4klt)
Series 3

Unalike

Edna Turner has just saved the worlds - again. Can she kick-back and enjoy summer?

Ben Moor's comic sci-fi saga stars Alex Tregear as Edna, Duncan Wisbey as Tankerton, Sophie Duval as Ida and Rhys Jennings as Tarzacula/ Sonny Jim.

By the end of series two Edna Turner has met her father for the first time and a sister she never knew she had. She's saved the universe twice (good) but has seen her job disappear and found that her friend and mentor had been using her for his own ends (really rather bad). But things are about to get a lot worse for her as she arrives back in London....

Producers: Colin Anderson and Lyndsay Fenner
Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in 2009.


MON 18:30 John Wyndham - The Day of the Triffids (b007jrps)
Episode 16

Bill and Josella take a trip to the beach and ponder their future. But help is closer than they think. Read by Roger May.


MON 19:00 Round the Horne (b007k2gd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 Brothers in Law (b007jrhv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 DI Cromwell - Jagged Prayer (b00c36bm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 R Austin Freeman - Thorndyke, Forensic Investigator (b017gtbx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 20:45 Stephen King - Blaze (b00g9ppb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:45 today]


MON 21:00 Love Stories (b010nxrt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:15 Loose Ends (b026ymc8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


MON 22:00 Just a Minute (b0211jrs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! (b00wv6cd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 23:00 The Now Show (b0214336)
Series 40

Episode 4

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis are joined by Holly Walsh, John Finnemore, Laura Shavin and Mitch Benn for a comic run through the week's news. Producer: Colin Anderson.


MON 23:30 And Now in Colour (b00804kc)
Series 2

Astronaut Training

The sketch show team take the audience to Nevada for astronaut selection by NASA.

Precision comedy written and performed by Tim Firth, Tim de Jongh, Michael Rutger and William Vandyck.

Producer: Lissa Evans

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1991.



TUESDAY 11 JUNE 2013

TUE 00:00 Ben Moor - Undone (b00p4klt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 John Wyndham - The Day of the Triffids (b007jrps)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 DI Cromwell - Jagged Prayer (b00c36bm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 R Austin Freeman - Thorndyke, Forensic Investigator (b017gtbx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:45 Stephen King - Blaze (b00g9ppb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:45 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! (b00wv6cd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 Artists (b00y9453)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 Don Taylor - The Jacobean Box (b01gjybr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 Love Stories (b010nxrt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:15 Loose Ends (b026ymc8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 The Little World of Don Camillo (b00thsf3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 Double Income, No Kids Yet (b00dpnvz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 DI Cromwell - Jagged Prayer (b00c3d42)
Icon, or A Pocketful of Nuns

A murder brought them together, but for Detective Inspector Cromwell and Mother Helen within her enclosed convent, it's the theft of an icon that reunites them.

And there's also the small problem of Monsignor Nietzsche.

Timothy Spall stars as DI Cromwell and Cheryl Campbell as Mother Helen.

Crime and convents, the police and perdition come together in comedy writer and former monk Robert Smith's series of mysteries.

DI Cromwell ...... Timothy Spall
Mother Helen ...... Cheryl Campbell
DC Kelp ...... Jeremy Finch
Monsignor Nietzsche ...... Sandor Eles
Sister Demi ...... Elizabeth Bell
Radio/Tannoy ...... Beth Chalmers

Producer: Ned Chaillet

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2000.


TUE 06:30 Wimsey (b007jvmh)
The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club

1. Armistice Night

Lord Peter Wimsey investigates the puzzling death of rich, retired General Fentiman who's found dead in an armchair at his gentleman's club.

Ian Carmichael stars as the aristocratic sleuth.

British gentleman detective Lord Peter Wimsey features in a number of detective novels and short stories by English crime writer, Dorothy L Sayers. The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club was first published in 1928.

Classy and sharp-witted, aristocratic amateur sleuth Lord Peter Bredon Wimsey was born in 1890 and educated at Eton and Oxford, before serving in the military during the First World War.

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

Adapted in six episodes by Chris Miller.

Lord Peter Wimsey …. Ian Carmichael
Bunter …. Peter Jones
George Fentiman …. Martin Jarvis
Mr Murbles …. John Gabriel
Dr Penberthy …. Christopher Emmett
Culyer …. Blain Fairman
Challoner …. John Dunbar
Colonel Marchbanks …. Wilfrid Carter

Producer: Simon Brett.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1975.


TUE 07:00 The Million Pound Radio Show (b00bb9rr)
Series 4

Episode 3

European onion threat and a whale of a time with Moby Dick. Andy Hamilton and Nick Revell's sharp humour. From April 1989.


TUE 07:30 The Castle (b01jjtn3)
Series 4

Boogie Knights

Hie ye to The Castle, a rollicking sitcom set way back then, starring James Fleet ("The Vicar Of Dibley"), Neil Dudgeon ("Life Of Riley"), Martha Howe-Douglas ("Horrible Histories") & Ingrid Oliver ("Watson & Oliver")

The wedding of the decade is almost ruined by 200 tents and an over-excited woodpecker. Plus Henry, Duncan and De Warenne gatecrash a rather special Hen Night

Written by Kim Fuller & Paul Alexander
Music by Guy Jackson
Produced and directed by David Tyler.


TUE 08:00 The Goon Show (b007jl9j)
Series 5

The Whistling Spy Enigma

Spy Neddie must make contact with his informer. But can he whistle the secret tune? Stars Spike Milligan. From September 1954.


TUE 08:30 Jim the Great (b02qcsw6)
Series 1

Emperor Jim

To boost his coffers, the moustachioed monarch has a go at empire building on-the-cheap.

Historical regal romp starring Jimmy Edwards.

With Julian Orchard, Joan Sanderson, Ronald Baddiley, John Baddeley and David Ryall

Jim The Great ran for 2 series on BBC Radio 2 between 1976 - 1979.

Written by Andrew Palmer.

Producer: Edward Taylor

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in April 1977.


TUE 09:00 The Now Show (b0214336)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:30 Will Smith's Midlife Crisis Management (b00gd5hv)
Episode 4

Comedy series in which comedian Will Smith seeks help and advice - primarily from his godfather Peter - on coping with the onset of middle age.

Will enlists the help of explorer Rebecca to try to become more adventurous, but has trouble venturing out of his front door because of his strange neighbour.

With Roger Allam, Rebecca Front, Paul Rider.


TUE 10:00 Plantagenet (b02qf2hv)
Series 2

Edward I - Old Soldiers

Edward Longshanks - the Hammer of the Scots - was grief-stricken after the death of his first wife. But he finds new love with Margaret, sister of the French King. And heartache with his son Ned.

Mike Walker's trilogy - inspired by Holinshed's Chronicles.

Stars Philip Jackson as Edward the First, Ellie Kendrick as Margaret, Sam Troughton as Ned, Simon Bubb as Gaveston, James Lailey as Wallace and Jonathan Forbes as Roger Bigod.

With Sean Baker, Brian Bowles, Nyasha Hatendi, Stuart McLoughlin, Joanna Monro, Peter Polycarpou, Daniel Rabin, Alun Raglan and Jane Whittenshaw.

Directed by Jeremy Mortimer and Jessica Dromgoole.

These plays tell the story of the birth of a new Europe after the dark ages. The issues of control, of freedom, of belief, above all, perhaps, the temptations of power which are so familiar to us now were new to an age which had no template for domination on this scale.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2011.


TUE 11:00 Love Stories (b01ms34t)
A Fortnight in Tuscany

By Katie Fforde. A control freak is forced to attend a Tuscan cookery course. Stories from bestselling romantic novelists. Read by Candida Benson.


TUE 11:15 Benjamin Zephaniah - Listen to Your Parents (b0080sf7)
Living with his violent dad, 10-year-old Mark captures his thoughts on life and football in simple poems. Stars James Smith.


TUE 12:00 The Goon Show (b007jl9j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 Jim the Great (b02qcsw6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 DI Cromwell - Jagged Prayer (b00c3d42)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 Wimsey (b007jvmh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 15 Minute Drama (b00bwrh2)
Barbara Pym - Jane and Prudence

Episode 7

Miss Morrow makes her play. Comedy of rural relationships stars Susie Blake and Emma Fielding.


TUE 14:15 Cosmic Quest (b00c84kd)
Worlds Beyond

Heather Couper presents a narrative history of astronomy.

In the 16th century, Giordano Bruno speculated that there must be other planets similar to our own in the universe. He was burned at the stake for this and other heresies.

Even today, with the best telescopes in the world, it remains impossible to see planets around distant stars. But in the last decade, astronomers have gathered indirect evidence for many other planetary systems. The easiest to detect and hence the first to be found were the most amazing - planets bigger than Jupiter orbiting so close to their star that they are almost touching. But evidence is now emerging that solar systems more like our own exist, some with multiple planets and some with planets that may be like Earth.

Readers are Timothy West, Robin Sebastian, Julian Rhind-Tutt and John Palmer.


TUE 14:30 William Boyd - Brazzaville Beach (b007k1nt)
Episode 2

As she researches a community of wild chimpanzees in Africa, Hope sees parallels with her own life. Read by Fiona Shaw.


TUE 14:45 Book of the Week (b00tkymm)
Storyteller: The Life of Roald Dahl

Episode 2

"Roald Dahl thought biographies were boring. He told me so while munching on a lobster claw."

The new biographer of Dahl is Donald Sturrock, who once made a film about the writer, so knew the man and his family very well. His book charts Dahl's rich and varied life as fighter pilot, intelligence operative, and the adult writer who then wrote for children in such an impactful way that he remains hugely popular with today's young readers. He was truly on their wavelength. He spoke to them through books such as Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, The BFG and Danny, Champion of The World.

Sturrock investigates Dahl's eternal popularity as a writer. And of course the man behind the books...

2. According to Dahl, it was a dramatic war-time plane crash that steered him towards being a writer.

The reader is Julian Rhind Tutt and the voice of Dahl is Ian McDiarmid

Producer Duncan Minshull.


TUE 15:00 Plantagenet (b02qf2hv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b02qhwn5)
Afternoon chat with Mel Giedroyc.


TUE 17:00 For Better or for Worse (b00thsz4)
Series 2

Episode 4

Bernard is keen to holiday in Burlington, but Iris wants to get fruity in Fuengirola. Stars Gorden Kaye. From December 1994.


TUE 17:30 The Million Pound Radio Show (b00bb9rr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 18:00 Ben Moor - Undone (b00p7r1y)
Series 3

Untoward

Edna is planning a trip to the Primary to find out what happened to Tankerton. Ben Moor's comic sci-fi saga with Alex Tregear, Al Murray and Kevin Eldon.


TUE 18:30 John Wyndham - The Day of the Triffids (b007jrq5)
Episode 17

An unexpected visitor to Shirning threatens to undermine Bill and Josella's future plans. Concluded by Roger May.


TUE 19:00 The Goon Show (b007jl9j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 Jim the Great (b02qcsw6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 DI Cromwell - Jagged Prayer (b00c3d42)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 Wimsey (b007jvmh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 Love Stories (b01ms34t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 21:15 Benjamin Zephaniah - Listen to Your Parents (b0080sf7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


TUE 22:00 The Castle (b01jjtn3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 The Museum of Everything (b00hlcw5)
Series 3

Transport

Lady Bagshot claims on the insurance, and the model railway club hits the buffers. Stars Marcus Brigstocke. From August 2006.


TUE 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b02yx0g2)
For two hours, six nights a week, the Comedy Club offers the best laughs around. Tonight, Isy Suttie is joined by Josh Widdicombe.


TUE 23:00 Fags, Mags and Bags (b00qvnj5)
Series 3

The Wrath of Khan

Sitcom written by and starring Sanjeev Kohli and Donald McLeary, set in a Glasgow corner shop.

The fine eco-balance of the shop is thrown into chaos when Ramesh installs a slush machine.

Ramesh ...... Sanjeev Kolhi
Dave ...... Donald McLeary
Sanjay ...... Omar Raza
Alok ...... Susheel Kumar
Father Henderson ...... Gerard Kelly
Ted ...... Gavin Mitchell
Keith Futures ...... Greg McHugh
Khan Noonien ...... Mani Sumal
Mrs Gibb ...... Marjory Hogarth

A Comedy Unit production for BBC Radio 4.


TUE 23:30 Self-Storage (b01g97vg)
Series 1

Break-Up

No woman, no job. Dave has no choice but to stow everything.

Following the breakup of his marriage, Dave moves all his possessions into The Storage Garden, meeting security guard Ron and mysterious 'neighbour' Geoff.

Stars Reece Shearsmith and Mark Heap.

Sitcom written by Tom Collinson and Barnaby Power.

Dave ...... Reece Shearsmith.
Geoff ...... Mark Heap.
Ron ...... Tom Goodman-Hill.
Judy ...... Rosie Cavaliero.
Sarah ...... Susan Earl.
Boss ...... Phil Nichol.

Producer: Ed Morrish

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2007.


TUE 23:45 Guy Browning's Small Talk (b0076d5r)
Series 1

How to Poach an Egg

"Eggs are no different from most people. Drop them into hot water and they go to pieces".

Some surreal food for thought.

Written by and starring Guy Browning.

Producer: Jonquil Panting

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2003.



WEDNESDAY 12 JUNE 2013

WED 00:00 Ben Moor - Undone (b00p7r1y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 John Wyndham - The Day of the Triffids (b007jrq5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 DI Cromwell - Jagged Prayer (b00c3d42)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 Wimsey (b007jvmh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 The Now Show (b0214336)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


WED 02:30 Will Smith's Midlife Crisis Management (b00gd5hv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 Plantagenet (b02qf2hv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 Love Stories (b01ms34t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:15 Benjamin Zephaniah - Listen to Your Parents (b0080sf7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 For Better or for Worse (b00thsz4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 The Million Pound Radio Show (b00bb9rr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 DI Cromwell - Jagged Prayer (b00c3k9d)
Sister, Brother

When a convicted forger decides on a new career as a nun, the sex change is just the beginning of his problems. And DI Cromwell is not amused when Mother Helen is put in danger.

Crime and convents, the police and perdition come together in comedy writer and former monk Robert Smith's mystery.

Starring Timothy Spall as DI Cromwell, Cheryl Campbell as Mother Helen, Jeremy Finch as DC Kelp and Stephen Critchlow as Sister Paula.

Producer: Ned Chaillet

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2000.


WED 06:30 Wimsey (b007jvmm)
The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club

2. The General's Last Evening

Lord Peter Wimsey probes the mysterious Mr Oliver - and a pair of tricky wills.

Ian Carmichael stars as the aristocratic sleuth.

Dorothy L Sayers' detective mystery dramatised by Chris Miller.

Lord Peter Wimsey …. Ian Carmichael
Robert Fentiman ...... Allan Cuthbertson
George Fentiman ...... Martin Jarvis
Inspector Parker ...... Gabriel Woolf
Mr Murbles ...... John Gabriel
Sheila Fentiman ...... Frances Jeater
Woodward/Collins ...... James Thomason
Pritchard/Hinkins ...... Antony Higginson

Producer: Simon Brett.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1975.


WED 07:00 Nikolai Gogol - Three Ivans, Two Aunts and an Overcoat (b00nw3x9)
The Mysterious Portrait

Chertkoff is St Petersburg's most high-minded young artist, until he makes a pact with the devil. With Stephen Moore. From April 2002.


WED 07:30 Shedtown (b011pkqz)
Series 1

Foundations

Written by Kevin Eldon. Colin (Johnny Vegas) is all at sea as the foundations of Jimmy's dream take shape on the beach. Wes and Father Michael witness the profits of some not-so-spiritual meat.

Cast:
Barry ......Tony Pitts
Jimmy & Johnny ...... Kevin Eldon
Colin ..... Johnny Vegas
Diane ..... Suranne Jones
Dave ..... Shaun Dooley
Eleanor ..... Ronni Ancona
Maureen ..... Emma Fryer
William ..... Adrian Manfredi
Carly ..... Jessica Knappett
Father Michael ..... James Quinn
Wes ...... Warren Brown

Narrator ..... Maxine Peake
Music ..... Paul Heaton

Created by Tony Pitts. Directed by Jim Poyser

Producer: Sally Harrison
A Woolyback Production for BBC Radio 4.


WED 08:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b00j283n)
Series 3

The Bequest

The lad is set to inherit a fortune, but only if he can find a wife!

Starring Tony Hancock.

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

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

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

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in November 1955.


WED 08:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00d4184)
Series 6

Episode 3

Nappy Days - and Britain's entry for 'The Eurovision Pun Contest'.

Starring Tim Brooke-Taylor, John Cleese, Graeme Garden, David Hatch, Jo Kendall and Bill Oddie.

Written by Bill Oddie, Tim Brooke-Taylor and Douglas Young.

Originating from the Cambridge University Footlights revue 'Cambridge Circus', ISIRTA ran for 8 years on BBC Radio and quickly developed a cult following.

Music and songs by Dave Lee and Bill Oddie.

Producer: David Hatch/Peter Titheradge

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 2 in April 1968.


WED 09:00 Winston (b007jn9c)
Winston in Love

I'm in Love, I'm in Love

Now that Nancy has fallen in love with Roland from the Ministry of Whatsisname, she doesn't like to remember what happened with Winston under the old beech tree at Winterleaf Gunner...

Peter Tinniswood's bawdy comedy serial stars Bill Wallis as Winston, Maurice Denham as Father, Shirley Dixon as Nancy, Liz Goulding as Rosie and Christian Rodska as William.

Director: Shaun MacLoughlin
First broadcast on BBC Radio in December 1990.


WED 09:30 In the Chair (b007jsx5)
Episode 4

Will Charles Prentiss manage to scupper his rival's bid for the job of DG? Maverick hack George Cragge thinks an unrelated murder may be connected after all.

Mark Tavener's six-part satirical comedy thriller stars Michael Williams as George Cragge, Barry Foster as DCI Frank Jefferson, Hugh Laurie as the Prime Minister, Richard Griffiths as Crichton-Potter, John Bird as Martin, Stephen Fry as Charles Prentiss, Rebecca Front as Marcia Mallon, Kenneth Cranham as Jim Hardie, Geoffrey Whitehead as Director of Personnel, Simon Greehall as the Chancellor, Jonathan Keeble as John and Susie Brann as Caroline.

Music by Paul Mottram.

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1998.


WED 10:00 Plantagenet (b02qnn10)
Series 2

Edward II - The Greatest Traitor

While Edward's power is prey to his passions, his queen, Isabella, and his most powerful ally, Roger Mortimer, find a passion of their own.

Mike Walker's trilogy - inspired by Holinshed's Chronicles.

Stars Sam Troughton as Edward the Second, Hattie Morahan as Isabella, Trystan Gravelle as Mortimer, Joseph Samrai as Prince Edward and Jonathan Forbes as Despenser.

Other parts were played by Sean Baker, Simon Bubb, James Lailey, Peter Polycarpou, Daniel Rabin, and Alun Raglan.

Directed by Jeremy Mortimer and Jessica Dromgoole.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2011.


WED 11:00 Love Stories (b010tbkk)
Fish and Chips

By Freya North. An inheritance by the sea broadens a young woman's horizons. Stories from bestselling romantic novelists. Read by Melody Grove.


WED 11:15 Drama (b007729k)
Nicola Baldwin - Edward Alleyn's Devil

Edward Alleyn's Devil

By Nicola Baldwin.

London, 1605. Edward Alleyn was the most famous actor of the Jacobean stage. At the height of his fame, he believed he saw a devil on stage. This snowy, sparkling play investigates what really happened and looks at the consequences that still influence us today.

Edward Alleyn ...... Richard McCabe
William Grogan ...... Brian McCardie
Philip Henslowe ...... Philip Jackson
Fardinandoo Black ...... Desmond McNamara
Joan Alleyn ...... Christine Kavanagh
Sir Francis Calton ...... Sam Dale
John Pyg ...... Joe Prospero
Robert Shaa ...... Joseph Kloska
Miss Wills ...... Bethan Walker
Isack Shackerley ...... Paul Richard Biggin.


WED 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b00j283n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00d4184)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 DI Cromwell - Jagged Prayer (b00c3k9d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 Wimsey (b007jvmm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 15 Minute Drama (b00bwrh8)
Barbara Pym - Jane and Prudence

Episode 8

When Fabian hosts a tea party, Prudence hopes she will get to pour the tea. Comedy of rural relationships stars Susie Blake and Emma Fielding.


WED 14:15 Cosmic Quest (b00c84kg)
Are We Alone?

Heather Couper presents a narrative history of astronomy.

She looks at the prospects for life elsewhere in our own solar system. Could evidence of life have even been discovered already on Mars? She tells the story of the search for extra-terrestrial intelligence as scientists scan the skies for messages from the stars.

Readers are Timothy West, Robin Sebastian, Julian Rhind-Tutt and John Palmer.


WED 14:30 William Boyd - Brazzaville Beach (b007k1pz)
Episode 3

Remembering the past, Hope Clearwater journeys for provisions, until disaster strikes back at the camp. Read by Fiona Shaw.


WED 14:45 Book of the Week (b00tkymp)
Storyteller: The Life of Roald Dahl

Episode 3

"Roald Dahl thought biographies were boring. He told me so while munching on a lobster claw."

The new biographer of Dahl is Donald Sturrock, who once made a film about the writer, so knew the man and his family very well. His book charts Dahl's rich and varied life as fighter pilot, intelligence operative, and the adult writer who then wrote for children in such an impactful way that he remains hugely popular with today's young readers. He was truly on their wavelength. He spoke to them through books such as Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, The BFG and Danny, Champion of The World.

Sturrock investigates Dahl's eternal popularity as a writer. And of course the man behind the books...

3. Living in New York gave the author a premonition of a family disaster, which was vividly realized all too soon.

Read by Julian Rhind Tutt and the voice of Dahl is Ian McDiarmid

Producer Duncan Minshull.


WED 15:00 Plantagenet (b02qnn10)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b02qrpn1)
Afternoon chat with Mel Giedroyc.


WED 17:00 Desmond Olivier Dingle's Compleat Life and Works of William Shakespeare (b007k26q)
Episode 1

The Royal Dingle Company versus the Bard. Theatrical spoof with Patrick Barlow and guest Richard E Grant. From September 1995.


WED 17:30 Nikolai Gogol - Three Ivans, Two Aunts and an Overcoat (b00nw3x9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 18:00 Ben Moor - Undone (b00pbtv6)
Series 3

Ungainly

Edna faces her childhood possessions and probes London's Low Quality Expedition. Ben Moor's comic sci-fi saga with Alex Tregear and Emma Kennedy.


WED 18:30 Brave New Worlds (b01n6yj3)
Marionettes, Inc

By Ray Bradbury. Written 50 years ago, anticipating virtual lives and avatars. From 2012's Cheltenham Literary Festival. Read by Jon Strickland.


WED 18:45 Why, Robot? (b01n6yng)
The Melancholy

A story by Toby Litt inspired by Issac Asimov's three laws of robotics.

It is 2068 AD. Local application 13/13 has disappeared mysteriously on Europa, one of Jupiter's moons. In her official report, Chief Engineer Chandi Kane arrives at an all-too-human set of conclusions.

Writer Toby Litt was born in 1968 and grew up in Bedfordshire. In 2003, he was named one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists. His eleventh novel, King Death, will be published in May 2010.

Written by Toby Litt
Read by Indira Varma

Producer - Jeremy Osborne
A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4.


WED 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b00j283n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00d4184)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 DI Cromwell - Jagged Prayer (b00c3k9d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 Wimsey (b007jvmm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 Love Stories (b010tbkk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 21:15 Drama (b007729k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


WED 22:00 Shedtown (b011pkqz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 Chris Addison's Civilization (b00dy51z)
Cities and Laws

What are the flaws in the urban democratic system?

Continuing his journey through the vast and rich subject of civilisation, Chris Addison explains exactly what we need to create a new one.

With:

Professor Austin Herring (Geoffrey McGivern)
Jo Enright
Dan Tetsell

Producer: Simon Nicholls

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2006.


WED 23:00 Revolting People (b00fj2br)
Series 2

Even More Trying Times

Samuel's emporium faces competition from a new super-emporium and Mary climbs into bed with Captain Brimshaw.

Sitcom set just before the American War of Independence.

Written by Andy Hamilton and Jay Tarses.

Samuel Oliphant …. Jay Tarses
Sergeant McGurk …. Andy Hamilton
Captain Brimshaw …. James Fleet
Mary Oliphant …. Jan Ravens
Ezekiel Spriggs …. Hugh Dennis
Cora Oliphant …. Penelope Nice
Joshua Oliphant …. Tony Maudsley
Elizabeth Oliphant …. Susie Blake
Agnes …. Selina Griffiths
Isaac …. Michael Fenton-Stevens

Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2001.


WED 23:30 The Problem With Adam Bloom (b007n101)
Series 1

Gossip

Adam Bloom investigates exactly who starts rumours?

Helping Adam to silence wagging tongues are Sarah Kennedy, Brendon Burns and Stefano Paolini.

Written by Adam Bloom.

Producer: Adam Bromley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2003.


WED 23:45 Fabulous (b00hs90r)
Series 1

Episode 3

Faye's cooker is beeping, work deadlines are looming and flat-hunting sucks...

Daisy Haggard stars as Faye in Lucy Clarke’s sitcom about a woman who wants to be fabulous but can't cope.

With:

Olivia Colman
Adam Buxton
Katy Brand
Eve Dallas
Jot Davies

Music by Osymyso.

Producer: Simon Nicholls

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2007.



THURSDAY 13 JUNE 2013

THU 00:00 Ben Moor - Undone (b00pbtv6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 Brave New Worlds (b01n6yj3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 00:45 Why, Robot? (b01n6yng)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:45 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 DI Cromwell - Jagged Prayer (b00c3k9d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 Wimsey (b007jvmm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 Winston (b007jn9c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 In the Chair (b007jsx5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 Plantagenet (b02qnn10)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 Love Stories (b010tbkk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:15 Drama (b007729k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 Desmond Olivier Dingle's Compleat Life and Works of William Shakespeare (b007k26q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 Nikolai Gogol - Three Ivans, Two Aunts and an Overcoat (b00nw3x9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 DI Cromwell - Jagged Prayer (b00c3rlj)
Virtual Saints

Despite moving the convent into cyber space, Mother Helen and her nuns are not safe from declining numbers. And DI Cromwell has the small matter of an old murder to solve.

Timothy Spall stars as DI Cromwell and Cheryl Campbell as Mother Helen.

Crime and convents, the police and perdition come together in comedy writer and former monk Robert Smith's series of mysteries.

DI Cromwell ...... Timothy Spall
Mother Helen ...... Cheryl Campbell
DC Kelp ...... Jeremy Finch
Mr Lord ...... Bryan Pringle
Carer/Sister ...... Elizabeth Conboy
Youth ...... Tom George

Producer: Ned Chaillet

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2000.


THU 06:30 Wimsey (b007jvmr)
The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club

3. Mr Oliver

Probing the last hours of the life of General Fentiman, Lord Peter Wimsey seeks out his grandson.

Ian Carmichael stars as the aristocratic sleuth.

Dorothy L Sayers' detective mystery dramatised by Chris Miller.

Lord Peter Wimsey …. Ian Carmichael
Robert Fentiman ...... Allan Cuthbertson
George Fentiman ...... Martin Jarvis
Inspector Parker ...... Gabriel Woolf
Mr Murbles ...... John Gabriel
Culyer ...... Blain Fairman

Producer: Simon Brett.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1975.


THU 07:00 The Older Woman (b02qt773)
Series 1

Episode 4

When journalist Roy spots a planning application for a barn next to Jane's house, his knight in shining armour fantasies seem to have become a reality.

Meanwhile his boss has set up home in the office, complete with dog and soap-on-a-rope.

Tony Bagley's romantic comedy drama serial with a twist.

Starring Zoe Wanamaker as Miss Callaghan, Martin Clunes as Roy Hitchcock, Toyah Wilcox as Elsa, David Troughton as Mr Say, Nicky Henson as Chad, Sue Roderick as Wyn, Geoff McGivern as Dick, Bryan Dick as Leland, Paul; Vaughan as himself, David Holt as Hannibul Lecter and Melanie Hudson as Helen.

Producer: Paul Schlesinger:

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1993.


THU 07:30 Heresy (b021480y)
Series 9

Episode 4

Victoria Coren Mitchell presents another edition of the show which dares to commit heresy.

Her guests this week are newspaper columnist Julia Hartley-Brewer, the Rev. Richard Coles and food critic, television presenter and novelist Giles Coren.

Producers: Victoria Coren Mitchell and Daisy Knight
An Avalon Television production for BBC Radio 4.


THU 08:00 Dad's Army (b007jll5)
Series 1

Sergeant Wilson's Little Secret

Confusion reigns for Sergeant Wilson when Mrs Pike reveals news of a "new arrival".

The comic exploits of a Second World War Home Guard platoon in Walmington-on-Sea.

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

Captain Mainwaring …. Arthur Lowe
Sergeant Wilson …. John Le Mesurier
Corporal Jones …. Clive Dunn
Private Walker …. James Beck
Private Godfrey …. Arnold Ridley
Private Pike …. Ian Lavender
Private Frazer …. John Laurie
Warden Hodges …. Bill Pertwee
Mrs Pike …. Pearl Hackney
Announcer …. John Snagge

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1974.


THU 08:30 Take It From Here (b01bw857)
From 09/04/1958

King Charles II fancies sampling saucy Nell Gwynn's oranges - and in 'The Glums', how did Pa Glum get his black eye?

Starring Professor Jimmy Edwards, Dick Bentley and June Whitfield.

Music from Wallace Eaton and the Keynotes and the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinowitz.

Scripted by Frank Muir and Denis Norden.

Producer: Charles Maxwell

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in April 1958.


THU 09:00 Potting On (b00kmn18)
Stones

Pam and Gordon Grant are a couple at odds running a garden centre.

While Pam still feels young, Gordon wants to dive, slippers first, into middle age. She wants to go to a rock gig, but he wants to join the bowls club.

Let battle among the begonias commence!

Starring Pam Ayres and Geoffrey Whitehead as Pam and Gordon Grant.

With Trevor Bannister, Karl Theobald and Alex Tregear.

Sitcom by Chris Thompson and Peter Reynolds.

Producer Claire Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2008.


THU 09:30 The Personality Test (b00mf3kk)
Series 2

Roy Hattersley

Former Labour Deputy Leader and writer, Roy Hattersley quizzes a panel about his own career, whims and interests.

With Sue Perkins, Lucy Porter, Robin Ince and Mark Dolan

Series with changing hosts who quiz the panel.

Script by Richard Turner and Simon LIttlefield

Devised and produced by Aled Evans.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2006.


THU 10:00 Plantagenet (b02qtfn6)
Series 2

Richard II - And All Our Dreams Will End in Death

Richard II, having proved his mettle in quelling the Peasants' Revolt, disappoints his courtiers as he pursues peace and culture as an alternative to fighting and swiving.

Mike Walker's trilogy - inspired by Holinshed's Chronicles.

'Plantagenet' tells the story of the birth of a new Europe after the dark ages. The issues of control, of freedom, of belief, above all, perhaps, the temptations of power which are so familiar to us now were new to an age which had no template for domination on this scale.

Stars Patrick Kennedy as Richard II, Blake Ritson as Henry Bolingbroke, Alex Tregear as Queen Ann, Peter Polycarpou as Gloucester, Sean Baker as John of Gaunt, James Lailey as DeVere, Stuart McLoughlin as Burley, Simon Bubb as Tyler, Daniel Rabin as Walworth, Jonathan Forbes as John Ball, Claire Harry as Joan and Alun Raglan as Welshman.

Directed by Jeremy Mortimer and Jessica Dromgoole.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2011.


THU 11:00 Afternoon Reading (b0137xd4)
Summer Ghosts

All the Dead Mothers of My Daughter's Friends

"Yes, the ghosts you see at night, they're the souls - the auras, if you like - of good people who didn't deserve to die. That's why they're full of regret, and frightening. Ghosts we see in broad daylight are the ones whose deaths were right and fair - they've been redeemed by death. They were evil while alive..."

In this series of commissioned stories, the idea is to present ghosts or ghostly happenings in the cold light of day. Will something 'unexplained' be as scary in a light that is... well, reliable to the eye!

1. All The Dead Mothers of My Daughter's Friends by Sophie Hannah.
Mel makes a friend at the school gates and learns about the different types of ghosts in the world. Then the theories are tested out...

Reader Tracy-Ann Oberman
Producer Duncan Minshull.


THU 11:15 Drama (b00t0qy3)
Ed Harris - Troll

by Ed Harris.

Adult cares mix with childhood fears, in this comic twisted fairytale, which won the Writers' Guild Award for Best Radio Drama of 2011. In the middle of a family crisis, Olivia discovers a troll under her mother's kitchen sink. A troll to whom, in the magic days of childhood, she once promised herself as a meal.

Olivia ..... Rosie Cavaliero
James ..... Ewan Bailey
Troll ..... Jack Klaff
Mum ..... Marcia Warren
Matt ..... Michael Shelford

Produced and directed by Jonquil Panting.


THU 12:00 Dad's Army (b007jll5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 Take It From Here (b01bw857)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 DI Cromwell - Jagged Prayer (b00c3rlj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 Wimsey (b007jvmr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 15 Minute Drama (b00bwrhg)
Barbara Pym - Jane and Prudence

Episode 9

Miss Doggett needs to be careful what she is looking for. She might just find it. Comedy of rural relationships stars Susie Blake and Emma Fielding.


THU 14:15 Life at 24 Frames a Second (b00xhd7q)
In the Dark

David Thomson, author of the Biographical Dictionary of Film, takes a highly personal journey through how cinema has changed both him and us.

Film has changed us. It is all too easy to forget what a shock the coming of the moving image was to our world. First we could see ourselves and then we could imagine ourselves and then we could hear ourselves. How we kissed, fought, dreamed and died have all been projected around the world.

David Thomson writes:

"Do you want a map for the dark? By now you either know the history of the movies or you have it wrong and all mixed up. It doesn't matter, the mixture is in your unconscious and your nervous system, and one of the consequences of the movies is that we trust nothing and imagine everything. That's why the dark is so important."

Producer: Mark Burman.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2011.


THU 14:30 William Boyd - Brazzaville Beach (b007k1r5)
Episode 4

Hope sees chimp violence, but her superior Eugene refuses to believe her. The past still haunts her. Read by Fiona Shaw.


THU 14:45 Book of the Week (b00tkyx5)
Storyteller: The Life of Roald Dahl

Episode 4

"Roald Dahl thought biographies were boring. He told me so while munching on a lobster claw."

The new biographer of Dahl is Donald Sturrock, who once made a film about the writer, so knew the man and his family very well. His book charts Dahl's rich and varied life as fighter pilot, intelligence operative, and the adult writer who then wrote for children in such an impactful way that he remains hugely popular with today's young readers. He was truly on their wavelength. He spoke to them through books such as Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, The BFG and Danny, Champion of The World.

Sturrock investigates Dahl's eternal popularity as a writer. And of course the man behind the books...

4. Aged fifty six, it's suddenly all change for Dahl, and then there is his manifesto for entertaining children.

Reader Julian Rhind Tutt and the voice of Dahl is Ian McDiarmid.

Producer Duncan Minshull.


THU 15:00 Plantagenet (b02qtfn6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b02qthzj)
Afternoon chat with Mel Giedroyc.


THU 17:00 King Street Junior (b007jnn0)
Series 9

Financial Times

Who'd be a school crime reporter? Young Rafat learns the hard way.

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

Written by Paul Copley.

Stars Karl Howman as Mr Sims, James Grout as the Headmaster, Margaret John as Mrs Stone, Deirdre Costello as Mrs Patterson, Paul Copley as Mr Long, Marlene Sidaway as Miss Lewis, Vivienne Martin as Mrs Rudd, Tom Watson as Mr Holliday, Danny Webb as Bill Clay, Tilly Vosburgh as Sandra Clay, Dax O'Callaghan as Damon Clay, Robert Thomas as Jamie, Anthony Hamblin as Rafat and Sara French as Shireen.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1997.


THU 17:30 The Older Woman (b02qt773)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 18:00 Ben Moor - Undone (b00pd7ck)
Series 3

Underground

Edna and Tankerton traverse the Tube to stop someone changing the realities. Ben Moor's comic sci-fi saga with Alex Tregear, Ben Moor and Al Murray.


THU 18:30 Brave New Worlds (b01n70cj)
Fragments of a Hologram Rose

By William Gibson. A tale of virtuality, second lives and online culture. From 2012's Cheltenham Literary Festival. Read by Jon Strickland.


THU 18:45 Why, Robot? (b01n70cl)
Algorithms

Scarlet Thomas has a very different take on a brief which asked writers to use Issac Asimov's 'three laws of robotics' as the starting point for a story.

An algorithm is a step-by-step method for solving a problem. Rebecca's life is full of them. Trouble is, they tend to solve one problem while creating a new one.

Scarlett Thomas was born in 1972. Her work featured in the New Puritans anthology of 2002. Her novel 'The End Of Mr Y' was longlisted for the Orange Broadband Prize For Fiction in 2008. Her new novel 'Our Tragic Universe' will be published in May 2010.

Scarlett's previous work for Radio 4 includes 'Why My Grandmother Learned To Play The Flute' (2003) and 'Brother and Sister Foot' (2005). She teaches Creative Writing at The University of Kent.

Written by Scarlett Thomas.
Read by Siobhan Redmond.

Producer - Jeremy Osborne
A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4.


THU 19:00 Dad's Army (b007jll5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 Take It From Here (b01bw857)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 DI Cromwell - Jagged Prayer (b00c3rlj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 Wimsey (b007jvmr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 Afternoon Reading (b0137xd4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


THU 21:15 Drama (b00t0qy3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


THU 22:00 Heresy (b021480y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 The Shuttleworths (b00scy0g)
Series 5

Smells Like White Spirit

Ken Worthington needs Jon to write a catchy pop song at short notice, but John's DIY duties prove a serious obstacle. Will he be able to complete the song in time to meet Ken's deadline?

John is created and performed by Graham Fellows, and the series is produced by Dawn Ellis.


THU 22:45 Hamish and Dougal: You'll Have Had Your Tea (b007k154)
Series 2

Fame Idol

Hamish and Dougal are extremely anxious to enter Fay MacAdemy - the famous Highland talent Contest.

Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden star as the two Scotsmen famed for their appearances on BBC Radio’s I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue.

With Alison Steadman as their cleaning-lady-cum-housekeeper, Mrs Naughtie, and Jeremy Hardy as the local Laird.

Hamish ...... Barry Cryer
Dougal ...... Graeme Garden
Mrs Naughtie ...... Alison Steadman
The Laird ...... Jeremy Hardy

Producer: Jon Naismith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2004.


THU 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b02yx0g4)
For two hours, six nights a week, the Comedy Club offers the best laughs around. Tonight, Isy Suttie has more from her chat with Josh Widdicombe.


THU 23:00 The Secret World (b012gs0y)
Series 2

Episode 3

David Beckham tries to hire a rainbow for a party. Jon Culshaw explores famous folk's private lives. From July 2010.


THU 23:30 The Big Booth (b007jv50)
Series 2: The Big Booth Too

Episode 3

Boothby Graffoe meets a man with a replacement tongue and a man in a washing machine.

More guitar-flavoured songs and surreal laughs from Boothby Graffoe.

With Stephen Frost , Vivienne Soan, Big Al, Jim Sweeney and guitarist Antonio Forcione.

Written by Boothby Graffoe and Dave Thompson.

Producer: Lucy Armitage

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2001.



FRIDAY 14 JUNE 2013

FRI 00:00 Ben Moor - Undone (b00pd7ck)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 Brave New Worlds (b01n70cj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 00:45 Why, Robot? (b01n70cl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:45 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 DI Cromwell - Jagged Prayer (b00c3rlj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 Wimsey (b007jvmr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 Potting On (b00kmn18)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 The Personality Test (b00mf3kk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 Plantagenet (b02qtfn6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 Afternoon Reading (b0137xd4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:15 Drama (b00t0qy3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 King Street Junior (b007jnn0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 The Older Woman (b02qt773)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 Mark Tavener - High Table, Lower Orders (b008wf8j)
Series 1

Episode 1

Since graduation, Simon has hardly blazed a trail as a plodding Health and Safety executive, so why does his old Cambridge master Gilbert need him?

Following the death of one of its most prominent Dons, celebrity TV historian Peter Devanti - everyone at a Cambridge College gathers to attend the funeral. Simon, an ex-student and now disillusioned health and safety officer, starts wondering whether his death was not as straightforward as it at first appeared.

CAST:

Gilbert …. Geoffrey Palmer
Simon …. Samuel West
Patricia …. Rebecca Front
with Sharon Small, Michael Maloney, Jonathan Coy, Emily Wachter, Nicholas Boulton, Hugh Dickson, and Beth Chalmers

Script Editor: Paul Schlesinger

Producer: Dawn Ellis

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2005.


FRI 06:30 Wimsey (b007jvmz)
The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club

4. Exhumation

Lord Peter Wimsey awaits Doctor Horner's verdict.

At a party thrown by pal Margery, the upper class sleuth does a little more digging.

Ian Carmichael stars as the aristocratic sleuth.

Dorothy L Sayers' detective mystery dramatised by Chris Miller.

Lord Peter Wimsey …. Ian Carmichael
Robert Fentiman ...... Allan Cuthbertson
Inspector Parker ...... Gabriel Woolf
Mr Murbles ...... John Gabriel
Dr Horner ...... Blain Fairman
Dr Penberthy ...... Christopher Emmett
Marjorie Phelps ...... Rosalind Adams
Mrs Rushworth ...... Olwen Griffiths

Producer: Simon Brett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1975.


FRI 07:00 Nineteen Ninety-Four (b013plyd)
Freedom Is Choice

"The Sellingfield Project: 'We'll take care of you alright!' "

Sub-Officer Edward Wilson probes a mysterious incident in Cumbria.

Starring Robert Lindsay.

Futuristic sitcom by Richard Turner and William Osborne with a nod to George Orwell.

Edward ...... Robert Lindsay
Sophie ...... Siobhan Redmond
Charles ...... Paul Shearer

With Pam Ferris, Richard Turner, Mark Knox and David Goodland.

Producer: Nick Symons

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1985.


FRI 07:30 The Write Stuff (b02lyb11)
Series 16

William Blake

Radio 4's literary panel show, hosted by James Walton, with team captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh and guests John O'Farrell and Jane Thynne.

Produced by Alexandra Smith.


FRI 08:00 The Navy Lark (b007s848)
Series 8

Buying Tickets

Uncle Ebenezer's booking agency creates havoc aboard HMS Troughtbridge. Courting Heather, Commander Murray is not a happy man...

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, Tenniel Evans as Uncle Ebenezer, Michael Bates as the Padre and Ronnie Barker as Lieutenant Queag.

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 October 1966.


FRI 08:30 The Michael Bentine Show (b008x0wg)
From 19/02/1984

From Russian spies to a tour of BBC sound effects department.

Michael Bentine in the ultimate one-man show written and performed by the host.

Producer: Jamie Rix

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in February 1984.


FRI 09:00 Clare in the Community (b00gkktk)
Series 2

Doolah's Choice

The bossy social worker sticks her oar in Helen's wedding and Megan's home birth. Starring Sally Phillips. From October 2005.


FRI 09:30 The Brothers (b00pzgps)
Series 3

First Aid

Michael aims to dump his fiancee, Nigel suffers, and Zorro wields some murderous crutches. Stars Adam Godley. From March 2007.


FRI 10:00 DH Lawrence - Daughters of the Vicar (b0075s4x)
Louisa and Mary, daughters of the impoverished vicar of Aldecross, see only marriage as a means of escape from their routine lives.

The arrival of a new young curate fills them with anticipation, but will his intellectual qualities match up to the more physical attractions of Alfred Durant, the son of a local miner?

DH Lawrence's novella - written at around the same time as Sons and Lovers - is a classic tale of the struggle between emotion and intellect.

Louisa ...... Rachel Atkins
Mary ...... Cathy Sara
Mrs Lindley ...... Gillian Goodman
Mr Lindley ...... David Timson
Mr Massey ...... Robert Pickavance
Alfred Durant ...... Peter Meakin
Mrs Durant ...... Ann Rye
Miner ...... Sean Connolly

Dramatised by Jane Beeson.

Director: Peter Leslie Wild.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2000.


FRI 11:00 Afternoon Reading (b013835j)
Summer Ghosts

The Queen of Craigielee

"Yes, the ghosts you see at night, they're the souls - the auras, if you like - of good people who didn't deserve to die. That's why they're full of regret, and frightening. Ghosts we see in broad daylight are the ones whose death were right and fair - they've been redeemed by death. They were evil while alive..."

In this series of commissioned stories the aim is to present ghosts or ghostly happenings in the cold light of day. Will something 'unexplained' be as scary in a light that is... well, reliable to the eye!

2. The Queen of Craigielee by Louise Welsh
Photographing the deserted tower block means going to its thirtieth floor, which isn't really the place to be...

Reader Tracy Wiles
Producer Duncan Minshull.


FRI 11:15 Sheridan Le Fanu - Carmilla (b016q2l5)
Laura is a lonely girl living in a solitary castle in the south east of Austria.

Into her life comes the beautiful and mysterious Carmilla, with whom Laura strikes up, what will prove to be, a dangerous friendship...

Starring Anne-Marie Duff as Laura, Brana Bajic as Carmilla, David Warner as Father and Celia Imrie as Madame.

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu’s gothic novella was first published in 1871.

Dramatised by Don McCamphill.

Producer: Lawrence Jackson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2003


FRI 12:00 The Navy Lark (b007s848)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 The Michael Bentine Show (b008x0wg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 Mark Tavener - High Table, Lower Orders (b008wf8j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 Wimsey (b007jvmz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 15 Minute Drama (b00bwrhl)
Barbara Pym - Jane and Prudence

Episode 10

Mr Manifold comes to the rescue. Comedy of rural relationships narrated by Penelope Wilton, starring Susie Blake and Emma Fielding.


FRI 14:15 Life at 24 Frames a Second (b00xhff4)
Fear and Desire

Film is many things, but its ability to carry us into the darkest dreams and fiercest desires of its characters via the magic of the score and the sound binds us all in the dark.

Author and film critic David Thomson takes a highly personal journey through the lasting impact and power of cinema.

Producer: Mark Burman.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2011.


FRI 14:30 William Boyd - Brazzaville Beach (b007k1sd)
Episode 5

Hope tries to understand the violence shown by the chimpanzees, and also recalls John's behaviour. Read by Fiona Shaw.


FRI 14:45 Book of the Week (b00tkyx7)
Storyteller: The Life of Roald Dahl

Episode 5

"Roald Dahl thought biographies were boring. He told me so while munching on a lobster claw."

The new biographer of Dahl is Donald Sturrock, who once made a film about the writer, so knew the man and his family very well. His book charts Dahl's rich and varied life as fighter pilot, intelligence operative, and the adult writer who then wrote for children in such an impactful way that he remains hugely popular with today's young readers. He was truly on their wavelength. He spoke to them through books such as Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, The BFG and Danny, Champion of The World.

Sturrock investigates Dahl's eternal popularity as a writer. And of course the man behind the books...

5. Even close to death Dahl was in mischievous mood, and his appeal to children will never fade.

Reader Julian Rhind Tutt and the voice of Dahl is Ian McDiarmid.

Producer Duncan Minshull.


FRI 15:00 DH Lawrence - Daughters of the Vicar (b0075s4x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b02qwlxp)
Afternoon chat with Mel Giedroyc.


FRI 17:00 Second Thoughts (b00kmys6)
Series 3

Come as You Were

Bill tries to disrupt Liza and Richard's affair, and gets involved with 'Emma Peel'.

Sitcom about the battles of divorcees Bill and Faith beginning married life, whilst balancing the demands of his ex-wife, Liza and Faith's teenage children.

Stars Lynda Bellingham as Faith, James Bolam as Bill, Belinda Lang as Liza, Geoffrey Whitehead as Richard, Jo Kendall as Marjorie, Brian Bowles as Dennis and Ian Lindsay as Ray.

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

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

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1991.


FRI 17:30 Nineteen Ninety-Four (b013plyd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 18:00 Ben Moor - Undone (b00pgnql)
Series 3

United

Edna sees a hypnotherapist, as her friends take up the worlds-protecting slack. Ben Moor's comic sci-fi saga with Alex Tregear, Ben Moor and Duncan Wisbey.


FRI 18:30 Brave New Worlds (b01n7jpv)
Tomorrow's News Yesterday

By Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. The towering double act's funny yet sinister sci-fi story. From 2012's Cheltenham Literary Festival. Read by Jon Strickland.


FRI 18:45 Why, Robot? (b01n7jpx)
The Companion

Story by Anita Sullivan inspired by Issac Asimov's three laws of robotics, read by Sheila Steafel. Colin - a medically-trained, 'Companion-series' humanoid - watches over Eunice's old age with an unorthodox interpretation of 'The Three Laws of Robotics'.

Anita Sullivan lives in Sussex. Her first play for radio, commissioned by Sweet Talk, was runner up in the Richard Imison Awards. Recent work includes Homesick and Torchwood: Asylum in 2009 and The Beacon (a five-part adaptation of Susan Hill's novel) in March 2010. She has also written for theatre companies as diverse as the Royal Shakespeare Company, Plymouth Theatre Royal, Pop-Up children's theatre, Eastern Angles and Borderline. The Companion is Anita's second short story for Sweet Talk, following The Phantom Cosmonaut, part of the 'Sputnik' series, in 2007.

Written by Anita Sullivan
Read by Sheila Steafel

Producer - Jeremy Osborne
A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4.


FRI 19:00 The Navy Lark (b007s848)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 The Michael Bentine Show (b008x0wg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 Mark Tavener - High Table, Lower Orders (b008wf8j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 Wimsey (b007jvmz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Afternoon Reading (b013835j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 21:15 Sheridan Le Fanu - Carmilla (b016q2l5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


FRI 22:00 Mark Steel's in Town (b00jsykr)
Series 1

Portland

In the last show of this repeated series Comedian Mark Steel gets to grips with the bird observatory, stone quarries and customs of the Isle of Portland in order to find out what makes it so distinctive. Find out why the locals are obsessed with obelisks and why you must never say the 'r' word. From April 2009.

Producer - Julia McKenzie.


FRI 22:30 The Consultants (b0076q2b)
Series 2

Episode 6

Crossword challenges and dinner with the devil. Offbeat songs and sketches with Neil Edmond, Justin Edwards and James Rawlings. From May 2004.


FRI 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b02yx0qc)
For two hours, six nights a week, the Comedy Club offers the best laughs around. Plus Arthur Smith has music from Jonny and the Baptists.


FRI 23:00 Alan Parker's 59 Minutes of Truth (b00zfk7g)
Episode 6

The Che Guevara of radio, with contraband comedy, music and Mark E Smith.

More undeniable truths to a nation crying out for direction and guidance.

Comedy-music mix written by and starring Simon Munnery.

With:

Peter Serafinowicz
Mandy Knight
Dermot Carmody.

Producer: Aled Evans

First broadcast on BBC Radio 1 in March 1995.




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

15 Minute Drama 14:00 MON (b00bvt81)

15 Minute Drama 14:00 TUE (b00bwrh2)

15 Minute Drama 14:00 WED (b00bwrh8)

15 Minute Drama 14:00 THU (b00bwrhg)

15 Minute Drama 14:00 FRI (b00bwrhl)

Adam and Joe's Famous Guy 22:45 SAT (b010m7g6)

Afternoon Reading 11:00 THU (b0137xd4)

Afternoon Reading 21:00 THU (b0137xd4)

Afternoon Reading 04:00 FRI (b0137xd4)

Afternoon Reading 11:00 FRI (b013835j)

Afternoon Reading 21:00 FRI (b013835j)

Alan Garner - Elidor 09:30 SUN (b010tbk9)

Alan Garner - Elidor 17:30 SUN (b010tbk9)

Alan Garner - Elidor 05:30 MON (b010tbk9)

Alan Parker's 59 Minutes of Truth 23:00 FRI (b00zfk7g)

And Now in Colour 23:30 MON (b00804kc)

Artists 09:30 MON (b00y9453)

Artists 02:30 TUE (b00y9453)

Barbara Pym - Jane and Prudence 06:00 SUN (b02lw1b1)

Barbara Pym - Jane and Prudence 12:00 SUN (b02lw1b1)

Baroness Orczy - The Teahouse Detective 13:15 SAT (b007jmjf)

Baroness Orczy - The Teahouse Detective 03:15 SUN (b007jmjf)

Ben Moor - Undone 18:00 MON (b00p4klt)

Ben Moor - Undone 00:00 TUE (b00p4klt)

Ben Moor - Undone 18:00 TUE (b00p7r1y)

Ben Moor - Undone 00:00 WED (b00p7r1y)

Ben Moor - Undone 18:00 WED (b00pbtv6)

Ben Moor - Undone 00:00 THU (b00pbtv6)

Ben Moor - Undone 18:00 THU (b00pd7ck)

Ben Moor - Undone 00:00 FRI (b00pd7ck)

Ben Moor - Undone 18:00 FRI (b00pgnql)

Benjamin Zephaniah - Listen to Your Parents 11:15 TUE (b0080sf7)

Benjamin Zephaniah - Listen to Your Parents 21:15 TUE (b0080sf7)

Benjamin Zephaniah - Listen to Your Parents 04:15 WED (b0080sf7)

Book of the Week 14:45 MON (b00tkymr)

Book of the Week 14:45 TUE (b00tkymm)

Book of the Week 14:45 WED (b00tkymp)

Book of the Week 14:45 THU (b00tkyx5)

Book of the Week 14:45 FRI (b00tkyx7)

Brave New Worlds 18:30 WED (b01n6yj3)

Brave New Worlds 00:30 THU (b01n6yj3)

Brave New Worlds 18:30 THU (b01n70cj)

Brave New Worlds 00:30 FRI (b01n70cj)

Brave New Worlds 18:30 FRI (b01n7jpv)

Brothers in Law 14:00 SAT (b007k164)

Brothers in Law 08:30 MON (b007jrhv)

Brothers in Law 12:30 MON (b007jrhv)

Brothers in Law 19:30 MON (b007jrhv)

Cadfael 01:00 SAT (b007jldz)

Charlotte Bronte - Jane Eyre 03:00 SAT (b007jr21)

Chris Addison's Civilization 22:30 WED (b00dy51z)

Clare in the Community 02:00 SAT (b00g9mgx)

Clare in the Community 09:00 FRI (b00gkktk)

Comedy Greats 09:00 SAT (b007k0v0)

Comedy Greats 19:00 SAT (b007k0v0)

Cosmic Quest 14:15 MON (b00c84kb)

Cosmic Quest 14:15 TUE (b00c84kd)

Cosmic Quest 14:15 WED (b00c84kg)

Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! 09:00 MON (b00wv6cd)

Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! 22:30 MON (b00wv6cd)

Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! 02:00 TUE (b00wv6cd)

DH Lawrence - Daughters of the Vicar 10:00 FRI (b0075s4x)

DH Lawrence - Daughters of the Vicar 15:00 FRI (b0075s4x)

DI Cromwell - Jagged Prayer 06:00 MON (b00c36bm)

DI Cromwell - Jagged Prayer 13:00 MON (b00c36bm)

DI Cromwell - Jagged Prayer 20:00 MON (b00c36bm)

DI Cromwell - Jagged Prayer 01:00 TUE (b00c36bm)

DI Cromwell - Jagged Prayer 06:00 TUE (b00c3d42)

DI Cromwell - Jagged Prayer 13:00 TUE (b00c3d42)

DI Cromwell - Jagged Prayer 20:00 TUE (b00c3d42)

DI Cromwell - Jagged Prayer 01:00 WED (b00c3d42)

DI Cromwell - Jagged Prayer 06:00 WED (b00c3k9d)

DI Cromwell - Jagged Prayer 13:00 WED (b00c3k9d)

DI Cromwell - Jagged Prayer 20:00 WED (b00c3k9d)

DI Cromwell - Jagged Prayer 01:00 THU (b00c3k9d)

DI Cromwell - Jagged Prayer 06:00 THU (b00c3rlj)

DI Cromwell - Jagged Prayer 13:00 THU (b00c3rlj)

DI Cromwell - Jagged Prayer 20:00 THU (b00c3rlj)

DI Cromwell - Jagged Prayer 01:00 FRI (b00c3rlj)

Dad's Army 08:00 THU (b007jll5)

Dad's Army 12:00 THU (b007jll5)

Dad's Army 19:00 THU (b007jll5)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:00 SUN (b02lxsvf)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:00 SUN (b02lxsvf)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 01:00 MON (b02lxsvf)

Desmond Olivier Dingle's Compleat Life and Works of William Shakespeare 17:00 WED (b007k26q)

Desmond Olivier Dingle's Compleat Life and Works of William Shakespeare 05:00 THU (b007k26q)

Don Taylor - The Jacobean Box 10:00 MON (b01gjybr)

Don Taylor - The Jacobean Box 15:00 MON (b01gjybr)

Don Taylor - The Jacobean Box 03:00 TUE (b01gjybr)

Double Income, No Kids Yet 07:00 MON (b00dpnvz)

Double Income, No Kids Yet 17:30 MON (b00dpnvz)

Double Income, No Kids Yet 05:30 TUE (b00dpnvz)

Drama 11:15 WED (b007729k)

Drama 21:15 WED (b007729k)

Drama 04:15 THU (b007729k)

Drama 11:15 THU (b00t0qy3)

Drama 21:15 THU (b00t0qy3)

Drama 04:15 FRI (b00t0qy3)

Ed Doolan Interviews... 08:00 SAT (b00stv4q)

Ed Doolan Interviews... 15:00 SAT (b00stv4q)

Ed Doolan Interviews... 01:00 SUN (b00stv4q)

Ed Reardon's Week 07:30 SUN (b008h5jh)

Ed Reardon's Week 22:00 SUN (b008h5jh)

Eddie Izzard - Glorious 22:00 SAT (b007m6jm)

Fabulous 23:45 WED (b00hs90r)

Fags, Mags and Bags 23:00 TUE (b00qvnj5)

Fay Weldon Stories 10:45 SUN (b007jzwj)

Fay Weldon Stories 21:45 SUN (b007jzwj)

Fay Weldon Stories 01:45 MON (b007jzwj)

Fear on 4 18:00 SAT (b007jq5c)

Fear on 4 00:00 SUN (b007jq5c)

Floggit's 08:00 SUN (b00ct1wp)

Floggit's 15:00 SUN (b00ct1wp)

Floggit's 20:00 SUN (b00ct1wp)

Floggit's 03:00 MON (b00ct1wp)

For Better or for Worse 17:00 TUE (b00thsz4)

For Better or for Worse 05:00 WED (b00thsz4)

George Bernard Shaw - Mrs Warren's Profession 06:00 SAT (b007k130)

George Bernard Shaw - Mrs Warren's Profession 16:00 SAT (b007k130)

George Bernard Shaw - Mrs Warren's Profession 04:00 SUN (b007k130)

Guy Browning's Small Talk 23:45 TUE (b0076d5r)

Hamish and Dougal: You'll Have Had Your Tea 22:45 THU (b007k154)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:00 WED (b00j283n)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:00 WED (b00j283n)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:00 WED (b00j283n)

Heresy 07:30 THU (b021480y)

Heresy 22:00 THU (b021480y)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 08:30 WED (b00d4184)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 12:30 WED (b00d4184)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 19:30 WED (b00d4184)

Ian Rankin - The Serpent's Back 13:30 SUN (b02m6s19)

Ian Rankin - The Serpent's Back 03:30 MON (b02m6s19)

Ida Barr: Artificial Hip Hop 22:30 SUN (b00v72r5)

In the Chair 09:30 WED (b007jsx5)

In the Chair 02:30 THU (b007jsx5)

Israel Horovitz - Man in Snow 04:15 SAT (b007jx59)

Jack London - The Call of the Wild 09:00 SUN (b01dhkpv)

Jack London - The Call of the Wild 17:00 SUN (b01dhkpv)

Jack London - The Call of the Wild 05:00 MON (b01dhkpv)

Jim the Great 14:30 SAT (b0218l5j)

Jim the Great 08:30 TUE (b02qcsw6)

Jim the Great 12:30 TUE (b02qcsw6)

Jim the Great 19:30 TUE (b02qcsw6)

John Wyndham - The Day of the Triffids 00:30 SAT (b007jrp9)

John Wyndham - The Day of the Triffids 18:30 MON (b007jrps)

John Wyndham - The Day of the Triffids 00:30 TUE (b007jrps)

John Wyndham - The Day of the Triffids 18:30 TUE (b007jrq5)

John Wyndham - The Day of the Triffids 00:30 WED (b007jrq5)

Just a Minute 07:30 MON (b0211jrs)

Just a Minute 22:00 MON (b0211jrs)

King Street Junior 17:00 THU (b007jnn0)

King Street Junior 05:00 FRI (b007jnn0)

Life at 24 Frames a Second 14:15 THU (b00xhd7q)

Life at 24 Frames a Second 14:15 FRI (b00xhff4)

Loose Ends 11:15 MON (b026ymc8)

Loose Ends 21:15 MON (b026ymc8)

Loose Ends 04:15 TUE (b026ymc8)

Love Stories 04:00 SAT (b01mmrh0)

Love Stories 11:00 MON (b010nxrt)

Love Stories 21:00 MON (b010nxrt)

Love Stories 04:00 TUE (b010nxrt)

Love Stories 11:00 TUE (b01ms34t)

Love Stories 21:00 TUE (b01ms34t)

Love Stories 04:00 WED (b01ms34t)

Love Stories 11:00 WED (b010tbkk)

Love Stories 21:00 WED (b010tbkk)

Love Stories 04:00 THU (b010tbkk)

Mark Steel's in Town 22:00 FRI (b00jsykr)

Mark Tavener - High Table, Lower Orders 06:00 FRI (b008wf8j)

Mark Tavener - High Table, Lower Orders 13:00 FRI (b008wf8j)

Mark Tavener - High Table, Lower Orders 20:00 FRI (b008wf8j)

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

Nikolai Gogol - Three Ivans, Two Aunts and an Overcoat 07:00 WED (b00nw3x9)

Nikolai Gogol - Three Ivans, Two Aunts and an Overcoat 17:30 WED (b00nw3x9)

Nikolai Gogol - Three Ivans, Two Aunts and an Overcoat 05:30 THU (b00nw3x9)

Nineteen Ninety-Four 05:30 SAT (b013dntm)

Nineteen Ninety-Four 07:00 FRI (b013plyd)

Nineteen Ninety-Four 17:30 FRI (b013plyd)

Oh My What a Rotten Song! 11:30 SUN (b00l0yl1)

Oh My What a Rotten Song! 19:30 SUN (b00l0yl1)

Oh My What a Rotten Song! 02:30 MON (b00l0yl1)

Plantagenet 10:00 TUE (b02qf2hv)

Plantagenet 15:00 TUE (b02qf2hv)

Plantagenet 03:00 WED (b02qf2hv)

Plantagenet 10:00 WED (b02qnn10)

Plantagenet 15:00 WED (b02qnn10)

Plantagenet 03:00 THU (b02qnn10)

Plantagenet 10:00 THU (b02qtfn6)

Plantagenet 15:00 THU (b02qtfn6)

Plantagenet 03:00 FRI (b02qtfn6)

Potting On 09:00 THU (b00kmn18)

Potting On 02:00 FRI (b00kmn18)

R Austin Freeman - Thorndyke, Forensic Investigator 01:30 SAT (b017gnhp)

R Austin Freeman - Thorndyke, Forensic Investigator 06:30 MON (b017gtbx)

R Austin Freeman - Thorndyke, Forensic Investigator 13:30 MON (b017gtbx)

R Austin Freeman - Thorndyke, Forensic Investigator 20:30 MON (b017gtbx)

R Austin Freeman - Thorndyke, Forensic Investigator 01:30 TUE (b017gtbx)

Revolting People 23:00 WED (b00fj2br)

Richard Monks - Kidnap: Omnibus 12:00 SAT (b01q95nq)

Richard Monks - Kidnap: Omnibus 02:00 SUN (b01q95nq)

Round the Horne 08:00 MON (b007k2gd)

Round the Horne 12:00 MON (b007k2gd)

Round the Horne 19:00 MON (b007k2gd)

Rudy's Rare Records 23:30 SUN (b00n594p)

Second Thoughts 05:00 SAT (b00kjsn6)

Second Thoughts 17:00 FRI (b00kmys6)

Self-Storage 23:30 TUE (b01g97vg)

Shedtown 07:30 WED (b011pkqz)

Shedtown 22:00 WED (b011pkqz)

Sheridan Le Fanu - Carmilla 11:15 FRI (b016q2l5)

Sheridan Le Fanu - Carmilla 21:15 FRI (b016q2l5)

Stephen King - Blaze 01:45 SAT (b00g42t6)

Stephen King - Blaze 06:45 MON (b00g9ppb)

Stephen King - Blaze 13:45 MON (b00g9ppb)

Stephen King - Blaze 20:45 MON (b00g9ppb)

Stephen King - Blaze 01:45 TUE (b00g9ppb)

Take It From Here 08:30 THU (b01bw857)

Take It From Here 12:30 THU (b01bw857)

Take It From Here 19:30 THU (b01bw857)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 MON (b02mj8tf)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 TUE (b02qhwn5)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 WED (b02qrpn1)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 THU (b02qthzj)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 FRI (b02qwlxp)

The Big Booth 23:30 THU (b007jv50)

The Brothers 02:30 SAT (b00psscz)

The Brothers 09:30 FRI (b00pzgps)

The Castle 07:30 TUE (b01jjtn3)

The Castle 22:00 TUE (b01jjtn3)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 SUN (b02yx0g0)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 TUE (b02yx0g2)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 THU (b02yx0g4)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 FRI (b02yx0qc)

The Consultants 22:30 FRI (b0076q2b)

The Goon Show 08:00 TUE (b007jl9j)

The Goon Show 12:00 TUE (b007jl9j)

The Goon Show 19:00 TUE (b007jl9j)

The Last Post 07:30 SAT (b00xn7d4)

The Little World of Don Camillo 17:00 MON (b00thsf3)

The Little World of Don Camillo 05:00 TUE (b00thsf3)

The Man in Black 00:00 SAT (b00h73hw)

The Men from the Ministry 08:30 SUN (b01109vz)

The Men from the Ministry 15:30 SUN (b01109vz)

The Men from the Ministry 20:30 SUN (b01109vz)

The Michael Bentine Show 08:30 FRI (b008x0wg)

The Michael Bentine Show 12:30 FRI (b008x0wg)

The Michael Bentine Show 19:30 FRI (b008x0wg)

The Million Pound Radio Show 07:00 TUE (b00bb9rr)

The Million Pound Radio Show 17:30 TUE (b00bb9rr)

The Million Pound Radio Show 05:30 WED (b00bb9rr)

The Mortal Immortal by Mary Shelley 18:30 SAT (b007jw60)

The Mortal Immortal by Mary Shelley 00:30 SUN (b007jw60)

The Museum of Everything 22:30 TUE (b00hlcw5)

The Navy Lark 08:00 FRI (b007s848)

The Navy Lark 12:00 FRI (b007s848)

The Navy Lark 19:00 FRI (b007s848)

The Now Show 23:00 MON (b0214336)

The Now Show 09:00 TUE (b0214336)

The Now Show 02:00 WED (b0214336)

The Older Woman 07:00 THU (b02qt773)

The Older Woman 17:30 THU (b02qt773)

The Older Woman 05:30 FRI (b02qt773)

The Palace of Laughter 11:00 SUN (b0076lx3)

The Palace of Laughter 19:00 SUN (b0076lx3)

The Palace of Laughter 02:00 MON (b0076lx3)

The Personality Test 09:30 THU (b00mf3kk)

The Personality Test 02:30 FRI (b00mf3kk)

The Problem With Adam Bloom 23:30 WED (b007n101)

The Sarah Jane Adventures 18:00 SUN (b01kpx3m)

The Sarah Jane Adventures 00:00 MON (b01kpx3m)

The Science of DIY 07:15 SUN (b008x3pq)

The Science of DIY 13:15 SUN (b008x3pq)

The Secret World 23:00 THU (b012gs0y)

The Shuttleworths 22:30 THU (b00scy0g)

The Write Stuff 17:30 SAT (b02119cq)

The Write Stuff 05:30 SUN (b02119cq)

The Write Stuff 07:30 FRI (b02lyb11)

Tina C Goes Down Under: The Aborogynal Monologues 22:45 SUN (b00dzny2)

Val McDermid - The Distant Echo 23:00 SAT (b00v9qsr)

Vent 23:00 SUN (b00t4qzw)

Why, Robot? 18:45 WED (b01n6yng)

Why, Robot? 00:45 THU (b01n6yng)

Why, Robot? 18:45 THU (b01n70cl)

Why, Robot? 00:45 FRI (b01n70cl)

Why, Robot? 18:45 FRI (b01n7jpx)

Will Smith's Midlife Crisis Management 09:30 TUE (b00gd5hv)

Will Smith's Midlife Crisis Management 02:30 WED (b00gd5hv)

William Boyd - Brazzaville Beach 14:30 MON (b007k1mj)

William Boyd - Brazzaville Beach 14:30 TUE (b007k1nt)

William Boyd - Brazzaville Beach 14:30 WED (b007k1pz)

William Boyd - Brazzaville Beach 14:30 THU (b007k1r5)

William Boyd - Brazzaville Beach 14:30 FRI (b007k1sd)

Wimsey 06:30 TUE (b007jvmh)

Wimsey 13:30 TUE (b007jvmh)

Wimsey 20:30 TUE (b007jvmh)

Wimsey 01:30 WED (b007jvmh)

Wimsey 06:30 WED (b007jvmm)

Wimsey 13:30 WED (b007jvmm)

Wimsey 20:30 WED (b007jvmm)

Wimsey 01:30 THU (b007jvmm)

Wimsey 06:30 THU (b007jvmr)

Wimsey 13:30 THU (b007jvmr)

Wimsey 20:30 THU (b007jvmr)

Wimsey 01:30 FRI (b007jvmr)

Wimsey 06:30 FRI (b007jvmz)

Wimsey 13:30 FRI (b007jvmz)

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