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SATURDAY 15 JUNE 2013

SAT 00:00 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.


SAT 00:30 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.


SAT 00:45 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.


SAT 01:00 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.


SAT 01:30 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.


SAT 02:00 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.


SAT 02:30 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.


SAT 03:00 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.


SAT 04:00 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.


SAT 04:15 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


SAT 05:00 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.


SAT 05:30 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.


SAT 06:00 Martyn Wade - Goodnight to Flamboro' (b007jqdl)
A dramatised account of the First World War call-up and frontline experiences of William Baines, the composer and pianist born in November 1899, at Horbury near Wakefield. When he died aged 23 in 1922, after a long illness, he had written about 150 pieces, mostly for piano. He had an eye, and an ear, for the natural world. Compositions such as Twilight Woods, Paradise Gardens, Purple Heights and this one - Goodnight To Flamboro - capture the mood of the Yorkshire landscapes he loved.

Stars Douglas Hodge, Anne Stallybrass, David Calder and Ann Bell.

Written by Martyn Wade

Produced by Cherry Cookson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in 1989.


SAT 07:30 Misfits in France (b00f24f8)
Wilde About Dieppe

Series in which Julian Barnes and Hermione Lee explore the connections between a group of Victorian writers and artists who crossed the English Channel for different reasons.

Examining the differing fortunes of Oscar Wilde and the painter Walter Sickert, who both flouted Victorian moral conventions, during their time in the French town of Dieppe.

At 4am on May 20th 1897, Sebastian Melmoth, better known as Oscar Wilde, arrived at Dieppe Docks seeking refuge following his release from Reading Gaol, but he quickly moved out of town.

Walter Sickert is known as a Camden Town painter but his painter friend Jaques Emile Blanche called him 'the Canaletto of Dieppe'. His long association with the resort began with childhood holidays and included an affair with one of the local fishwives.

Oscar Wilde ...... Simon Russell Beale
Walter Sickert ...... Stephen Critchlow
Arthur Symons ...... Jonathan Tafler.


SAT 08:00 An Hour With... (b00bdjh3)
Jon Pertwee

The star of 'Doctor Who', 'The Navy Lark' and 'Worzel Gummidge', actor Jon Pertwee entertains an audience with his one-man biographical show - sharing tales from his very early days through to his career highlights.

Jon recalls life at school and in the navy during the war. Staying afloat, he moves onto working on popular BBC radio comedy The Navy Lark - and reveals how one of his co-stars was instrumental in him taking over from Patrick Troughton as Doctor Who for BBC TV in the 1970s.

Later when playing Worzel Gummidge for Southern TV, Jon loved being able to change heads - and he also reveals how he stood up to Kenneth Williams on a 'Carry On' film!


SAT 09:00 Comedy Greats (b007jthv)
The 1960s

Episode 1

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

Six favourite shows plucked from the swinging 1960s schedules of the BBC Light Programme and BBC Home Service:

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

* It's A Fair Cop
From 19/06/61
Eric Sykes plays a hapless copper on a bank stake-out. With Hattie Jacques, Deryck Guyler and Dick Emery. From June 1961.

* The Navy Lark
Series 9 (16/20) Cuthbert Joins the Navy
Mrs Povey insists that her snooty nephew samples a career on the ocean wave aboard HMS Troutbridge. Stars Stephen Murray, Jon Pertwee, Leslie Phillips, Ronnie Barker, Michael Bates, Richard Caldicot, Heather Chasen and Tenniel Evans. From October 1967.

* Benny Hill Time
From 29/03/64
Fred Scuttle in a James Bond spoof. Topical sketches and more with Peter Vernon, Jan Waters and Anthony Sharp. From March 1964

* The Clitheroe Kid
Series 12 (11/20) Stop the Wedding, I Want to Get Off
The cheeky youngster is due to be a page boy at his Auntie's wedding, but he's not too keen on his satin outfit - so soon sparks more mayhem. Stars Jimmy Clitheroe, Peter Sinclair, Patricia Burke, Danny Ross, Diana Day, Fred Gaunt and Brian Trueman. From December 1968.

* I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again
Series 6 (4/13)
Schools debate, Merseyside mariachi and trouble at t'mill. Songs and sketches with John Cleese, Bill Oddie, Graeme Garden, Tim Brooke-Taylor, David Hatch and Jo Kendall. From May 1968.

Produced and scripted by Peter Reed

Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in May 2003.


SAT 12:00 Irène Némirovsky - The Dogs and the Wolves (b02x5k9x)
Omnibus. Ada grows up during the Jewish pogroms in the Ukraine and falls in love with a rich cousin. Narrated by Anna Francolini.


SAT 13:15 Baroness Orczy - The Teahouse Detective (b0088zsz)
The Dublin Mystery

A dying businessman appears to have settled his will, but revenge wreaks family havoc. Stars Bernard Hepton and Suzanne Burden.


SAT 14:00 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.


SAT 14:30 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.


SAT 15:00 An Hour With... (b00bdjh3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SAT 16:00 Martyn Wade - Goodnight to Flamboro' (b007jqdl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 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.


SAT 18:00 Fear on 4 (b007jq7s)
Series 4

Hearing Is Believing

The Man in Black reveals that when a theatre is dark, you should never assume it's empty backstage.

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

Starring Mick Ford as Harry Travers and Edward de Souza as the Man in Black.

With Keith Drinkel as Paul, Siriol Jenkins as Laura and Jonathan Adams as the Sergeant.

Written by Aubrey Woods.

Producer: Gerry Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1993.


SAT 18:30 Robert Holmes - Aliens in the Mind (b007jlt5)
1. Island Genesis

The curiosity of the inhabitants of the remote Scottish island of Luig is aroused when two strangers arrive for the funeral of the local doctor.

The two men are no strangers to each other, nor were they to the late Dr Hugh Dexter. One is Professor Curtis Lark - a flamboyant American explorer, scientist and Nobel Prize winner whose research has been in the field of telepathy and telekinesis; the other is John Cornelius - the eminent British brain surgeon.

What starts as a brief visit by two colleagues to honour an old friend quickly develops into a series of bizarre and frightening events uncovering the presence of forces unknown bent on world domination...

Starring Peter Cushing and Vincent Price.

Written by Rene Basilico from an idea by Robert Holmes.

John Cornelius …. Peter Cushing
Professor Curtis Lark …. Vincent Price
Minister Donald Schooler …. Henry Stamper
Mrs Kyle …. Shirley Dixon
Flora Kiery …. Sandra Clarke
Mary …. Irene Sutcliffe
Dr Hugh Dexter …. Frazer Carr

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1977.


SAT 19:00 Comedy Greats (b007jthv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 Eddie Izzard - Glorious (b007mwss)
Episode 2

Eddie Izzard entertains an audience at London's Hammersmith Apollo with more of his unique outlook on life.


SAT 23:00 William Golding - Lord of the Flies (b02x5lyj)
Fire On The Mountain

Ralph, Piggy, Jack and Simon are amongst a group of schoolboys who survive a plane crash and find themselves marooned on a deserted island.

With no means of contacting the world beyond, the boys come together in an attempt to initiate rescue and survive the surrounding perils. But as time passes, and memories of home grow faint, tensions mount and their unity and order is sorely tested.

First published in 1954, William Golding's classic fable of mankind's capacity for good and evil is one of the masterpieces of 20th Century literature, so much so that has it long ago reached the status of a cultural referent.

Judith Adams' four-part dramatisation captures the adventure, atmosphere and chilling undertones of Golding's tragic vision.

Ralph ...... Finn Bennett
Jack ...... Richard Linnell
Piggy Kaspe ...... Hilton Hille
Simon ...... Jack Kane
Maurice ...... Barney Herrin
Sam ...... Bradley Shedden
Eric ...... Tomi Fry
Roger ...... Edward Bracey
Bill, Henry ...... Gabriel Brody
Johnny, Littleun ...... Isaac Andrews
Woman ...... Stephanie Racine
Man ...... Ben Crowe
Voice ...... Ruth Wilson

Director: Sasha Yevtushenko

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2013.


SAT 23:30 Ian Rankin - Rebus (b007jqlv)
Death Is Not the End

Episode 1

Inspector Rebus is asked by his childhood sweetheart to find her missing son. Adaptation of Ian Rankin's novella, read by Douglas Henshall.



SUNDAY 16 JUNE 2013

SUN 00:00 Fear on 4 (b007jq7s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 00:30 Robert Holmes - Aliens in the Mind (b007jlt5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 An Hour With... (b00bdjh3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:00 Irène Némirovsky - The Dogs and the Wolves (b02x5k9x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 on Saturday]


SUN 03:15 Baroness Orczy - The Teahouse Detective (b0088zsz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:15 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 Martyn Wade - Goodnight to Flamboro' (b007jqdl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 The Write Stuff (b02lyb11)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 Barbara Pym - Jane and Prudence (b02w7lxc)
Episode 2

Omnibus. Made for 4 Extra. A year after the death of his wife, Fabian permits a clear out. Jane is keen to satisfy her curiosity. Comedy of relationships stars Emma Fielding.


SUN 07:15 The Science of DIY (b008x8b5)
Getting in a Twist

The art of construction deconstructed. Screws and screwdrivers - Len Fisher and fellow experts demonstrate how these metal fasteners are in fact levers.


SUN 07:30 Linda Smith's A Brief History of Timewasting (b007jvf7)
Series 1

The Carpet Sweeper

Buying a new carpet sweeper for her elderly neighbour Betty sparks a major operation for Linda.

The first of two comedy series written by and starring Linda Smith.

Linda takes on the mantle of the United Nations as she tries to broker a fragile peace between her morbid elderly neighbour Betty and her live-in builder Chris. In the strife-torn streets of East London, can bingo and musical theatre ever be reconciled?

Linda ...... Linda Smith
Chris ...... Chris Neill
Betty ...... Margaret John
Worra ...... Femi Elufowoju Jr

Other parts played by Jeremy Hardy and Martin Hyder.

Guest appearances from Rabbi Lionel Blue and Jenni Murray.

Producer: Lucy Armitage

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2001.


SUN 08:00 Floggit's (b007jxmk)
From 24/08/1956

Chaos strikes village shopkeepers Gert and Daisy over a troublesome tree.

Stars Elsie and Doris Waters as Gert and Daisy.

With Joan Sims, Anthony Newley, Ronnie Barker, Hugh Paddick and Iris Vandaleur.

Originally popular regulars in 'Workers' Playtime' on the BBC Home Service during wartime, Gert and Daisy won their own series, Floggit's, where they've inherited a village general store in Russett Green. 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: Alastair Scott -Johnston

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in August 1956.


SUN 08:30 The Men from the Ministry (b0116gvp)
We All Make Mistakes

Sir Gregory decides it's time to take action over the bumbling bureaucrats...

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 Horrible Histories (b02x5vbz)
Vile Victorians

4 Extra Debut. Terry Deary's gory and gruesome guide to vile Victorian life and death. Death, mainly. With songs and jokes. Stars Brian Bowles.


SUN 10:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b02x5vbw)
Ladies of Letters

Christabel Bielenberg

4 Extra Debut. From Robeson to Mendelssohn, writer Christabel Bielenberg shares her castaway choices with Sue Lawley. From November 1992.


SUN 10:45 Fay Weldon Stories (b007jtmf)
Knock Knock

With his parents' transatlantic marriage at risk, how will eight-year-old Harry cope? The author reads her own story.


SUN 11:00 It's a Funny Business (b02x5w0d)
June Whitfield

4 Extra Debut. From Take It From Here to Terry and June, the actress reminisces about her career with Mike Craig. From January 1986.


SUN 11:30 Mr Punch Says That's the Way to Do It (b00xlw1c)
Actor Martin Reeve takes up his swozzle and slapstick to chart the history and tenacious survival of the Punch and Judy show.


SUN 12:00 Barbara Pym - Jane and Prudence (b02w7lxc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SUN 13:15 The Science of DIY (b008x8b5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today]


SUN 13:30 Ian Rankin - The Third Gentleman (b02x5wsr)
Another case for the roguish Mr Cullender in the Edinburgh of the 1790s.

As the Press Gang roams the streets looking for likely lads to fight Napoleon, and while the Town Guard finds themselves baffled by a spate of wine cellar murders, Cully gallantly rushes to the assistance of a young lady in distress.

Ian Rankin's period detective story stars Alexander Morton as Cully, Wendy Seager as Mary, Douglas Russell as Horsburgh and Cara Kelly as Jane.

Director Patrick Rayner

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1997.


SUN 15:00 Floggit's (b007jxmk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 15:30 The Men from the Ministry (b0116gvp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 16:00 Mel's Mix: The Best of The 4 O'Clock Show (b02x5wst)
The pick of the week's 4 O'Clock Show, with Mel Giedroyc.


SUN 17:00 Horrible Histories (b02x5vbz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SUN 18:00 Dangerous Visions (b02x5yh8)
Face to Face with JG Ballard

4 Extra Debut. The late author of Empire of the Sun and many works of speculative fiction reveals his perspective on the world and the media.


SUN 18:30 Philip K Dick - Of Withered Apples (b007jplz)
As a beautiful woman picks its last withered apple, a dying ancient tree is determined to survive. Read by William Hootkins.


SUN 19:00 It's a Funny Business (b02x5w0d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 19:30 Mr Punch Says That's the Way to Do It (b00xlw1c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:30 today]


SUN 20:00 Floggit's (b007jxmk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 20:30 The Men from the Ministry (b0116gvp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b02x5vbw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


SUN 21:45 Fay Weldon Stories (b007jtmf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today]


SUN 22:00 Linda Smith's A Brief History of Timewasting (b007jvf7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 22:30 Ida Barr: Artificial Hip Hop (b00vcq95)
Transparency

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 "Transparency".

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 (b00f41z2)
Tamworth

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

Tina looks up Auriel Andrew, famous for her song Truck Drivin' Woman.


SUN 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b02yx0qf)
For two hours, six nights a week, the Comedy Club offers the best laughs around. Plus Arthur Smith has more music from Jonny and the Baptists.


SUN 23:00 Vent (b00t6v4j)
Series 1

Switching Off

As he lies unconscious in intensive care, Ben's mind takes him on the most difficult journey yet.

Travelling through the landscape of his own chaotic brain, it looks surprisingly like Mordor.

In the real world, it's time to see if Ben can breathe on his own.

Dark sitcom written by Nigel Smith.

Ben …. Neil Pearson
Jean …. Josie Lawrence
Mary …. Fiona Allen
Blitzkrieg …. Leslie Ash

With Dave Lamb, Mark Perry, Jo Martin, Tim Whitnall and Scarlett Milburn-Smith

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2006.


SUN 23:30 Rudy's Rare Records (b00n8nk9)
Series 2

Oh Carolina

Adam finally goes out on a date, but is the lady in question quite what she appears? Starring Lenny Henry. From October 2009.



MONDAY 17 JUNE 2013

MON 00:00 Dangerous Visions (b02x5yh8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 00:30 Philip K Dick - Of Withered Apples (b007jplz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b02x5vbw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


MON 01:45 Fay Weldon Stories (b007jtmf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]


MON 02:00 It's a Funny Business (b02x5w0d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:30 Mr Punch Says That's the Way to Do It (b00xlw1c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:30 on Sunday]


MON 03:00 Floggit's (b007jxmk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Sunday]


MON 03:30 Ian Rankin - The Third Gentleman (b02x5wsr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:30 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Horrible Histories (b02x5vbz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 Mark Tavener - High Table, Lower Orders (b008wmnj)
Series 1

Episode 2

Another mysterious death makes Health and Safety executive Simon consider the relevance of cruets.

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, Jason Chan and Beth Chalmers

Script Editor: Paul Schlesinger

Producer: Dawn Ellis

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2005.


MON 06:30 Wimsey (b007jvn1)
The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club

5. At Lady Dormer's

Discovering General Fentiman was poisoned, Lord Peter Wimsey decides to probe Miss Dorland's hobby.

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
Sheila Fentiman ...... Frances Jeater
Ann Dorland ...... Amanda Reiss
Mrs Munns ...... Ysanne Churchman
Nellie ...... Judy Bridgland
Mr Munns ...... Clifford Norgate.

Producer: Simon Brett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1975.


MON 07:00 Double Income, No Kids Yet (b00dvh3m)
Series 1

Episode 3

The trauma of Andy and Katie's impending parenthood spells the end of Daniel and Lucy's plans for a quiet weekend to themselves.

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
Peter ...... Rob Harley
Andy ...... Tony Gardner
Alison ...... Joanna Brookes
Charlotte ...... Polly Frame

Producer: Liz Anstee

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2001.


MON 07:30 Just a Minute (b02mfzq3)
Series 66

Episode 4

Nicholas Parsons hosts the vocabularious panel show from the BBC Radio Theatre with panellists; Graham Norton, Kevin Eldon, Pam Ayres and Paul Merton.

Producer: Katie Tyrrell.


MON 08:00 Round the Horne (b007js3y)
Series 2

Episode 11

It's Kenneth Horne to the rescue in 'The Gaylords', a tune from Rambling Syd Rumpo, plus Julian and Sandy get all musical in Bona Beats.

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 (b007k1p0)
Series 2

In and Out

Lawyer Roger sets out to defend a prisoner overly fond of life behind bars.

Starring Richard Briers as Roger Thursby, Julia Lockwood as Sally, Bridget Armstrong as Joy, James Beck as Newman and Basil Dignam as the Judge.

Others parts by William Fox Leslie Heritage and 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 August 1971.


MON 09:00 Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! (b00x40p1)
Series 6

The Curse of Count Arthur

With all things 'horror' on his somewhat confused mind, Arthur receives a phone call from his good friend Barry Cryer to say that they have somehow lost Barry's briefcase containing the tickets they require to attend a lunchtime Hammer Horror convention at which they are due.

They decide to re-trace their steps from the previous night, which includes taking in a visit to some local haunts and shops, as well as the Shoulder of Mutton.

With the briefcase (and thus the tickets) nowhere to be found, Arthur and Barry are left to decide what they should do - try and get in to the convention by relying on their good names and reputations alone, or risk missing out on the Hammer Horror lunch...?

Cast:
Count Arthur Strong ..... Steve Delaney
Dracula/Himself ..... Barry Cryer
Sally ..... Melanie Giedroyc
Gerry/Jack ..... Dave Mounfield
Shop Assistant/Wally/
Bouncer/Wilf ..... Alastair Kerr

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


MON 09:30 Thinking of Leaving Your Husband? (b00rrkg5)
FindthePerfectPartner4u.com

The first episode of a comedy drama by Charlotte Cory starring Henry Goodman and Lia Williams.

Sarah is deeply dissatisfied with her lot. Her marriage to the kindly but deeply boring Malcolm has long since failed to bring any spark to her life, and a brief relationship with a man called David, while ultimately unfulfilling, at least proves to her that she is not so unattractive that she cannot find happiness elsewhere.

So she leaves Malcolm and a chance encounter with an old school friend, Tania, leads her to move in with her friend and join the internet dating site Find-the-perfect-partner-4-u.com. But her first experience of internet dating proves hugely embarrassing.

Cast:
Sarah ... Lia Williams
Malcolm - and all Sarah's internet dates ... Henry Goodman
Mother ... Miriam Margolyes
Tania ... Frances Barber
Francis Parker ... Roger Hammond

Sound Design: Lucinda Mason Brown
Original Music: David Chilton

Director: Gordon House
A Goldhawk Essential production for BBC Radio 4.


MON 10:00 Daniel Defoe - Robinson Crusoe (b007jqy3)
Episode 1

Against the advice of his family, Robinson Crusoe is set on a life of adventure.

Roy Marsden and Tom Bevan star in Daniel Defoe’s epic tale.

Dramatised in two parts by Steve Chambers

Older Robinson ...... Roy Marsden
Younger Robinson ...... Tom Bevan
Wells ...... Gerard McDermott
Crusoe's Father ...... John Rowe
Crusoe's Mother ...... Jenny Lee
Captain ...... Christopher Wright
Jack ...... Iwan Thomas

Director: Marion Nancarrow

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1998.


MON 11:00 Afternoon Reading (b013857g)
Summer Ghosts

Swings

"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 as scary in a light that is... well, reliable to the eye!

3. Swings by Adam Thorpe.
Howard is alone when he visits the deserted playground.
Then something starts to make a squeaking noise...

Reader Kenneth Cranham
Producer Duncan Minshull.


MON 11:15 Loose Ends (b02x5b6s)
Julie Felix, Ben Fogle, Hari Dhillon, Ned Boulting, Robin Ince, Sarah Gillespie

Heaven is Here, in the form of 'Britain's First Lady of Folk', singer- songwriter and peace protester Julie Felix, who was resident singer on 'The Frost Report', hosted her own show 'Once More With Felix' and has toured worldwide for over fifty years. Julie talks to Clive about her 75th birthday. 'Life is the Song' is at Leicester Square Theatre, London on Saturday 15th June. Julie also performs 'Tiger Eyes'.

Clive drops the anchor with intrepid adventurer and original 'Castaway' Ben Fogle, whose new ITV series focuses on Dorset. Home to one of Britain's most dramatic coastlines with its craggy cliffs and miles of stunning sandy beaches, Ben explores the millionaires' playground of Sandbanks and the trawlers in the harbour, to find out what makes it unique. The second episode of 'Harbour Lives' is on Friday 21st June at 20.00.

Robin Ince saddles up with sports journalist and cycling nut Ned Boulting, whose new book 'On the Road Bike: The Search For a Nation's Cycling Soul' asks how Britain became so obsessed with cycling. His search puts him in contact with some of the wonderful and wonderfully idiosyncratic people who have contributed to this nation's two-wheeled history.

Clive talks to actor Hari Dhillon. Well known for playing Michael Spence in Holby City, Hari's currently starring as corporate lawyer Amir Kapoor, who is happy, in love and about to land a promotion.. Amir and his wife host a dinner party and what starts out as a friendly conversation soon escalates into something far more damaging. 'Disgraced' is at London's Bush Theatre until Saturday 22nd June.

And a second serving of folk from the glorious Sarah Gillespie, who performs 'Signal Failure' from her album 'Glory Days'.

Producer: Jane Thurlow.


MON 12:00 Round the Horne (b007js3y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 Brothers in Law (b007k1p0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 Mark Tavener - High Table, Lower Orders (b008wmnj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 Wimsey (b007jvn1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 George Eliot - Middlemarch (b008sbsg)
Miss Brooke and Mr Lydgate

Dorothea Brooke yearns to right society's wrongs in 1830s England, and Dr Lydgate arrives. Stars Roger Allam and Candida Benson.


MON 14:15 Life at 24 Frames a Second (b00xhffg)
Wired for Sound

The dream of a universal language of film, even one that took place in silence with titles, died as Al Jolson sang for his 'mammy' in The Jazz Singer (1927).

A new age of dreaming and illusion was upon us and it had many voices.

Author David Thomson takes a highly personal journey through the meaning of film and its impact on us.

Producer: Mark Burman.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2011.


MON 14:30 William Boyd - Brazzaville Beach (b007k1w1)
Episode 6

Reflecting on her past, Hope Clearwater stands by her belief about chimps, but her boss threatens the sack. Read by Fiona Shaw.


MON 14:45 Book of the Week (b00khw3z)
John Osborne - Radio Head

Episode 1

Lee Ingleby reads from John Osborne's exploration of the radio stations of Britain.

Partly to relieve the boredom of a series of temping jobs, and partly to feed his curiosity about our national airwaves, John decides to listen to a different radio station everyday. His first tuning stops include Virgin Radio and the BBC Asian Network.

A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.


MON 15:00 Daniel Defoe - Robinson Crusoe (b007jqy3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b02x92s7)
Mel Giedroyc with a new story - Terry Pratchett's A Hat Full of Sky, read by Shirley Henderson. She also hears about the mutant grass that's gone global, Spartina Anglica.


MON 17:00 The Little World of Don Camillo (b00tl09s)
Series 2

Episode 4

The Italian priest turns detective to identify the murderer of a fascist. Stars Joss Ackland and Ian Hogg. From July 2002.


MON 17:30 Double Income, No Kids Yet (b00dvh3m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 18:00 Ben Moor - Undone (b00pkvk9)
Series 3

Unending

The Notting Hill Carnival sees the potential end of the worlds and new weirdness. Ben Moor's comic sci-fi saga with Alex Tregear.


MON 18:30 Jenny Stephens - Project Archangel (b00wlrcp)
Episode 1

Malcolm Holmes is drawn back into the murky world of espionage from beyond the grave. Project Raphael sequel with Dan Hagley.


MON 19:00 Round the Horne (b007js3y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 Brothers in Law (b007k1p0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 Mark Tavener - High Table, Lower Orders (b008wmnj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 Wimsey (b007jvn1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 Afternoon Reading (b013857g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:15 Loose Ends (b02x5b6s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


MON 22:00 Just a Minute (b02mfzq3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! (b00x40p1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 23:00 The Now Show (b02qt7wd)
Series 40

Episode 5

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis are joined by Jon Holmes, Marcus Brigstocke, Mitch Benn and Pippa Evans for a comic romp through the week's news. Producer: Colin Anderson.


MON 23:30 And Now in Colour (b0080qg5)
Series 2

Eurospecial

The sketch show team cross the English Channel for a French link-up.

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 18 JUNE 2013

TUE 00:00 Ben Moor - Undone (b00pkvk9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 Jenny Stephens - Project Archangel (b00wlrcp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 Mark Tavener - High Table, Lower Orders (b008wmnj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 Wimsey (b007jvn1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! (b00x40p1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 Thinking of Leaving Your Husband? (b00rrkg5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 Daniel Defoe - Robinson Crusoe (b007jqy3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 Afternoon Reading (b013857g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:15 Loose Ends (b02x5b6s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 The Little World of Don Camillo (b00tl09s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 Double Income, No Kids Yet (b00dvh3m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 Mark Tavener - High Table, Lower Orders (b008wzvk)
Series 1

Episode 3

As dead don Peter Devanti's sordid side is made public, Simon struggles with his day job.

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, Jason Chan and Beth Chalmers

Script Editor: Paul Schlesinger

Producer: Dawn Ellis

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2005.


TUE 06:30 Wimsey (b007jvn3)
The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club

6. Ann Dorland

With two suspects missing, Lord Peter Wimsey battles to pinpoint the poisoner.

Ian Carmichael stars as the aristocratic sleuth.

Conclusion of Dorothy L Sayers' detective mystery.

Lord Peter Wimsey …. Ian Carmichael
Robert Fentiman ...... Allan Cuthbertson
George Fentiman ...... Martin Jarvis
Inspector Parker ...... Gabriel Woolf
Ann Dorland ...... Amanda Reiss
Sheila Fentiman ...... Frances Jeater
Dr Penberthy ...... Christopher Emmett
Colonel Marchbanks ...... Wilfrid Carter

Dramatised by Chris Miller.

Producer: Simon Brett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1975.


TUE 07:00 The Million Pound Radio Show (b00bv45p)
Series 4

Episode 4

Buckingham Palace revelations and government food advice. Andy Hamilton and Nick Revell's sharp humour, with Jasper Jacob. From April 1989.


TUE 07:30 The Castle (b01hxzx3)
Series 4

The Only Way Is Ethics

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")

Someone - or something - is hacking into peoples' private conversations and Master Henry could end up in jail. Meanwhile, Lady Anne has taken to nuzzling De Warenne's trusty War Horse.

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


TUE 08:30 Jim the Great (b02x95ky)
Series 2

Fit for a Queen

The moustachioed monarch discovers that Boadicea is his sister-in-law. Stars Jimmy Edwards and June Whitfield. From August 1979.


TUE 09:00 The Now Show (b02qt7wd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:30 Will Smith's Midlife Crisis Management (b00glnb3)
Episode 5

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

To help Will become less cautious, Peter asks rock singer Alex to advise him. Will surprises Alex by revealing that he was once in a band himself.

Will ...... Will Smith
Peter ...... Roger Allam
Alex ...... Dan Tetsell
Dan ...... Roger Drew
Stripper ...... Manjeet Mann
Stag ...... Paul Rider.


TUE 10:00 Daniel Defoe - Robinson Crusoe (b007jqyc)
Episode 2

Crusoe's acceptance of his solitude is shattered by a single footprint in the sand.

Conclusion of Daniel Defoe’s epic tale dramatised by Steve Chambers

Older Robinson ...... Roy Marsden
Younger Robinson ...... Tom Bevan
Wells ...... Gerard McDermott
Crusoe's Father ...... John Rowe
Crusoe's Mother ...... Jenny Lee
Captain ...... Christopher Wright
Jack ...... Iwan Thomas

Director: Marion Nancarrow

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1998.


TUE 11:00 Afternoon Reading (b00sp1b7)
Midsummer Tales

Count from the Splash

A series of new short stories - set variously in Finland, Shetland and Orkney - exploring the magical light, and white nights, of far northern summers.

"Count From The Splash" by Helen Dunmore.
Read by Tracy Wiles.
Produced by Kirsteen Cameron.

Midsummer in Finland: a time of feasting and celebration. Maija's husband has been invited to a big party in the countryside by his boss Frederik - who is high up in the television industry. Tiring of the media chatter, Maija goes looking for Anna, Frederik's wife and, along the way, bumps into a friend from her childhood. She hasn't seen Birgit since they were nine and she is almost unrecognisable: badly scarred by years of drink and drug addiction. Walking together around the lake, away from the party-goers, the pair experience long-lost feelings of the excitement and energy of their childhood selves.

Helen Dunmore is an acclaimed novelist, poet and children's author. After graduating from the University of York, she taught English as a foreign language in Finland. Her novels include: A Spell of Winter and The Seige. In March this year, her poem "The Malarkey" won the National Poetry Competition. Her new novel The Betrayal is set in 1950s Leningrad.


TUE 11:15 Julia Blackburn - The Need for Nonsense (b01hn1q4)
The sad, contradictory tale of Edward Lear, famed Victorian artist and scribe of gleefully silly verse. Stars Andrew Sachs.


TUE 12:30 Jim the Great (b02x95ky)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 Mark Tavener - High Table, Lower Orders (b008wzvk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 Wimsey (b007jvn3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 George Eliot - Middlemarch (b008v1r4)
Cupid's Bow

Lydgate has hopes for the new hospital, while Dorothea has hopes for Mr Casaubon. Stars Rachel Atkins and Candida Benson.


TUE 14:15 Life at 24 Frames a Second (b00xhffs)
The Big Kill-Off

Cinema has made us see death and final moments in any number of fiendish and inventive ways, but is it a little too in love with this shadowy realm?

Remembering those who lost their celluloid lives and entered our collective dreams.

Author David Thomson continues his journey through the power of cinema.

Producer: Mark Burman.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2011.


TUE 14:30 William Boyd - Brazzaville Beach (b007k1xd)
Episode 7

Hope takes Eugene to watch the chimps' behaviour, but she ends up deeply shocked by his reaction. Read by Fiona Shaw.


TUE 14:45 Book of the Week (b00klbsn)
John Osborne - Radio Head

Episode 2

Lee Ingleby reads from John Osborne's exploration of the radio stations of Britain.

The mellow tones of Wogan are contrasted with the testosterone of talkSPORT.

A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.


TUE 15:00 Daniel Defoe - Robinson Crusoe (b007jqyc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b02x98xs)
Mel Giedroyc presents Terry Prachett's A Hat Full of Sky, read by Shirley Henderson. Plus a Happy Birthday to Paul McCartney, and author Roddy Doyle gives us his Inheritance Books.


TUE 17:00 For Better or for Worse (b00tl35f)
Series 2

Episode 5

Iris is lost for words when her fiance Bernard finds religion. Stars Su Pollard and Gorden Kaye. From January 1995.


TUE 17:30 The Million Pound Radio Show (b00bv45p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 18:00 Terry Pratchett (b00b1p28)
Small Gods

Episode 1

Set in a complex state of beliefs, Great God Om appears before a novice monk - and is soon coming out of his shell...

There are gods everywhere on Discworld - you can't swing a simian librarian without hitting one - except, of course, only a few people can see them. Each small god lies in wait, desperately seeking to make someone believe in him. On Discworld, gods need people more than people need gods, for belief is the food of the gods.

Terry Pratchett's four-part comic fantasy starring Carl Prekopp, Patrick Barlow and Alex Jennings. With Anton Lesser as the Narrator.

Narrator ...... Anton Lesser
Om ...... Patrick Barlow
Brutha ...... Carl Prekopp
Vorbis ...... Alex Jennings
Nhumrod ...... Geoffrey Beevers
Sasho ...... Philip Fox
General Fri'it ...... Sean Barrett
Quisitor ...... Gerard McDermott

Other parts played by the cast.

Dramatised by Robin Brooks.

Producer: Claire Grove
Director: Gordon House

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2006.


TUE 18:30 Jenny Stephens - Project Archangel (b00wmp8p)
2. Moscow

In Episode Two of the latest ghost-spy thriller by Jenny Stephens, Malcolm and Polly go on an unexpected journey under the streets of Moscow - and Malcolm meets the ghost of someone he once knew very well.

Malcolm . . . . . Dan Hagley
Polly . . . . . Emily Chennery
Moira . . . . . Sunny Ormonde
Winston . . . . . Delroy Brown
Victor . . . . . Christian Rodska
Mike . . . . . Richard Derrington

Produced and directed by Peter Leslie Wild

Notes

We first met Malcolm Holmes in Project Raphael, when MI7, based at Brownfields on the remote Yorkshire moors, put his ghost seeing skills to powerful use. Brownfields were locked in a struggle with the mysterious Nablovski Colony, who were employing the tactic of using ghosts as secret agents. In this new adventure, Project Archangel, Malcom meets a ghost he knew only too well when he was alive.

First broadcast on Radio 4 Extra in 2010.


TUE 19:30 Jim the Great (b02x95ky)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 Mark Tavener - High Table, Lower Orders (b008wzvk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 Wimsey (b007jvn3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 Afternoon Reading (b00sp1b7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 21:15 Julia Blackburn - The Need for Nonsense (b01hn1q4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


TUE 22:00 The Castle (b01hxzx3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 Father Figure (b02x9cq5)
Pilot

A new Belfast house-husband has a dog of a first day, as he embraces his change of lifestyle. Stars Jason Byrne. From April 2010.


TUE 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b036blh8)
For two hours, six nights a week, the Comedy Club offers the best laughs around. Tonight, Tom Wrigglesworth chats to Joz Norris.


TUE 23:00 Fags, Mags and Bags (b00r0xt1)
Series 3

The Lenzie Splicer

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

Dave is thrown into turmoil after an old school friend appears in the shop.

Ramesh ...... Sanjeev Kolhi
Dave ...... Donald McLeary
Sanjay ...... Omar Raza
Alok ...... Susheel Kumar
Father Henderson ...... Gerard Kelly
Ted ...... Gavin Mitchell
Michael Binfield ...... Sylvester McCoy
Mrs Armstrong ...... Maureen Carr

A Comedy Unit production for BBC Radio 4.


TUE 23:30 Self-Storage (b007znbd)
Series 1

House Hunting

Still homeless and separated from his wife, Dave plans to move out of The Storage Garden, while Geoff plans to move in.

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.
Estate agent ...... Phil Nichol

Producer: Ed Morrish

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2007.


TUE 23:45 Guy Browning's Small Talk (b0076d91)
Series 1

Duvet Control

The battle of the sexes rages over cold feet and tog ratings. The writer shares more deep thoughts on trivia. From March 2003.



WEDNESDAY 19 JUNE 2013

WED 00:00 Terry Pratchett (b00b1p28)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 Jenny Stephens - Project Archangel (b00wmp8p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 Mark Tavener - High Table, Lower Orders (b008wzvk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 Wimsey (b007jvn3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 The Now Show (b02qt7wd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


WED 02:30 Will Smith's Midlife Crisis Management (b00glnb3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 Daniel Defoe - Robinson Crusoe (b007jqyc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 Afternoon Reading (b00sp1b7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:15 Julia Blackburn - The Need for Nonsense (b01hn1q4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 For Better or for Worse (b00tl35f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 The Million Pound Radio Show (b00bv45p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 Mark Tavener - High Table, Lower Orders (b008x3lv)
Series 1

Episode 4

Simon has to investigate the college chapel, while also trying to identify Peter Devanti's murderer. But is Zoe the next target?

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, Stephen Hogan and Beth Chalmers

Script Editor: Paul Schlesinger

Producer: Dawn Ellis

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2005.


WED 06:30 Paul Temple (b00rlb29)
Paul Temple and the Gilbert Case

1. The Unlucky One

Should Howard Gilbert hang for the murder of a model? The victim's father thinks he's innocent. The suave sleuth investigates.

Another intriguing case for BBC Radio's smoothest investigator and his glamorous wife written by Francis Durbridge.

CAST:

Paul Temple …. Peter Coke
Steve …. Marjorie Westbury
Charlie …. James Beattie
Wilfred Stirling …. Charles Leno
Sir Graham Forbes …. Lester Mudditt
Detective Inspector Kingston …. Duncan McIntyre
Betty Wayne …. Grizelda Hervey
Lance Reynolds …. Richard Williams
Dick Metcalf …. Cyril Shaps

From 1938 to 1969 the fictional crime novelist and detective Paul Temple, together with his Fleet Street journalist Steve, solved case-after-case in one of BBC radio's most popular series. They inhabited a sophisticated world of chilled cocktails and fast cars, where the women were chic and the men wore cravats - a world where Sir Graham Forbes, of Scotland Yard, usually needed Paul's help with his latest tricky case.

Producer: Martyn C. Webster

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in 1954.


WED 07:00 Nikolai Gogol - Three Ivans, Two Aunts and an Overcoat (b00p2hb2)
The Diary of a Madman

A civil servant's dull existence is transformed when he overhears two dogs talking. With Griff Rhys Jones. From May 2002.


WED 07:30 Shedtown (b011vgbz)
Series 1

Night Screams

As the Shedists settle into life under asphalt there's a strange noise coming from William's shed. Wes holds a puppet show and all are invited.

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

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

Written and 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 (b0186wj0)
Series 3

The Blackboard Jungle

The lad is a young master in a school full of juvenile delinquents. A parody of the controversial 1955 movie of the same name.

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

Recovered episode first broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in November 1955.


WED 08:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00db5l4)
Series 6

Episode 5

A multimillion pound loan - and the entire history of mankind.

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

Written by Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden, Alan Hutchison, Bill Oddie and David Tate.

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 Liam Cohen, Dave Lee and Bill Oddie.

Producer: David Hatch/Peter Titheradge

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 2 in May 1968.


WED 09:00 Winston (b007ylvk)
Winston in Love

Taking Tea With Roland

Nancy wants her new man to meet the family, but will old rogue Winston sabotage the event? Stars Bill Wallis. From January 1991.


WED 09:30 In the Chair (b007jsyl)
Episode 5

Links between the serial killings and New Labour appear stronger than ever for maverick hack, George Cragge.

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 George Gissing - New Grub Street (b00769fm)
Episode 1

Harold Pinter narrates the tale of a group of Victorian writers' struggles with integrity and poverty. Dramatised by Tony Ramsay, stars Jonathan Firth and Kenneth Cranham.


WED 11:00 Midsummer Tales (b01k9m2s)
Casting

By Hannah McGill. A London film crew causes a commotion when they descend upon a tiny island community in 1930s Shetland. Read by Claire Knight.


WED 11:15 Mary Norton - The Borrowers (b00tkmm7)
Episode 1

Tiny Arrietty Clock lives with her family under the floorboards, but their cosy world faces new challenges. Stars Clare Corbett.


WED 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b0186wj0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00db5l4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 Mark Tavener - High Table, Lower Orders (b008x3lv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 Paul Temple (b00rlb29)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 George Eliot - Middlemarch (b008vlwk)
Old and Young

Dorothea Brooke is due to be wed, while Fred Vincy pins his hopes on his frail uncle, Mr Featherstone. Stars Candida Benson.


WED 14:15 Life at 24 Frames a Second (b00xhfg3)
You Must Remember This

"Every movie is about time passing away and memory trying to say it was a story."

Author David Thomson continues his idiosyncratic journey through the collective dream of cinema.

Producer: Mark Burman.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2011.


WED 14:30 William Boyd - Brazzaville Beach (b007k1yp)
Episode 8

Unexpectedly taken hostage, Hope and Ian get to know their civil war rebel captors. Read by Fiona Shaw.


WED 14:45 Book of the Week (b00klbsb)
John Osborne - Radio Head

Episode 3

Lee Ingleby reads from John Osborne's exploration of the radio stations of Britain.

John's adventures continue with a look at the history of the Radio Times and a first-hand encounter with the very best of local radio - as Radio Humberside online brings him the latest from the epicentre of 2008's UK earthquake.

A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.


WED 15:00 George Gissing - New Grub Street (b00769fm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b02x9ttr)
Mel Giedroyc presents Terry Pratchett's A Hat Full of Sky, read by Shirley Henderson. Plus she celebrates World Sauntering Day, with gardener Monty Don's Inheritance Tracks.


WED 17:00 Desmond Olivier Dingle's Compleat Life and Works of William Shakespeare (b007k2gs)
Episode 2

The Royal Dingle Company tackles the verse of the Bard. Stars Patrick Barlow, with guest Juliet Stevenson. From September 1995.


WED 17:30 Nikolai Gogol - Three Ivans, Two Aunts and an Overcoat (b00p2hb2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 18:00 Terry Pratchett (b00b50xj)
Small Gods

Episode 2

Novice priest Brutha has been selected by Deacon Vorbis to go on a secret mission to the infidel city of Ephebe.

The Great God Om, who is stuck in the body of a small tortoise, is going with him in a little wicker basket.

Terry Pratchett's comic Discworld fantasy starring Carl Prekopp, Patrick Barlow and Alex Jennings. With Anton Lesser as the Narrator.

Narrator ...... Anton Lesser
Om ...... Patrick Barlow
Brutha ...... Carl Prekopp
Vorbis ...... Alex Jennings
Aktor ...... Philip Fox
Xeno ...... Sean Barrett
Captainr ...... Gerard McDermott
Sergeant ...... John Cummins

Other parts played by the cast.

Dramatised by Robin Brooks.

Producer: Claire Grove
Director: Gordon House

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2006.


WED 18:30 Jenny Stephens - Project Archangel (b00wmr9r)
Episode 3

Malcolm discovers why he ended up in the sewers of Moscow, and he is asked to complete a task for Victor. Stars Dan Hagley.


WED 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b0186wj0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00db5l4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 Mark Tavener - High Table, Lower Orders (b008x3lv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 Paul Temple (b00rlb29)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 Midsummer Tales (b01k9m2s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 21:15 Mary Norton - The Borrowers (b00tkmm7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


WED 22:00 Shedtown (b011vgbz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 Chris Addison's Civilization (b00f2zsd)
A Working Society

Charting our bumpy evolution, Chris Addison explains why he chose to spell civilisation with a Z.

Continuing his journey through the vast and rich subject of civilisation, the thinking-idiot's anthropologist 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 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b036blhb)
For two hours, six nights a week, the Comedy Club offers the best laughs around. Tonight, Tom Wrigglesworth chats to Joz Norris.


WED 23:00 Revolting People (b00fkx2m)
Series 2

Some More Trying Times

Sergeant McGurk takes up spying, Samuel enters showbiz and Ezekiel gets stuck.

Comedy set just before the American Revolution.

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

Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2001.


WED 23:30 The Problem With Adam Bloom (b007p1nn)
Series 1

Street Crime

Is there an etiquette to being mugged?

Adam Bloom explores the social awkwardness of petty crime.

Rob Rouse helps Adam solve these criminal dilemmas.

Written by Adam Bloom.

Producer: Adam Bromley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2003.


WED 23:45 Fabulous (b00hy947)
Series 1

Episode 4

Faye has money troubles, so she's hoping her mum will lend her £10,000.

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

With:

Adam Buxton
Matthew Holness
Laura Solon
Anne Reid
Joanna Scanlan
Joanna Neary
Geoffrey McGivern

Music by Osymyso.

Producer: Simon Nicholls

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2007.



THURSDAY 20 JUNE 2013

THU 00:00 Terry Pratchett (b00b50xj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 Jenny Stephens - Project Archangel (b00wmr9r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 Mark Tavener - High Table, Lower Orders (b008x3lv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 Paul Temple (b00rlb29)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 Winston (b007ylvk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 In the Chair (b007jsyl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 George Gissing - New Grub Street (b00769fm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 Midsummer Tales (b01k9m2s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:15 Mary Norton - The Borrowers (b00tkmm7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 Desmond Olivier Dingle's Compleat Life and Works of William Shakespeare (b007k2gs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 Nikolai Gogol - Three Ivans, Two Aunts and an Overcoat (b00p2hb2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 Mark Tavener - High Table, Lower Orders (b008x7tk)
Series 1

Episode 5

Losing the struggle to keep his job, Simon receives an intriguing offer.

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, Martin Hyder, Laurence Howarth and Beth Chalmers

Script Editor: Paul Schlesinger

Producer: Dawn Ellis

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2005.


THU 06:30 Paul Temple (b00rlwgt)
Paul Temple and the Gilbert Case

2. The Third Shoe

Howard Gilbert has been convicted for the murder of his model girlfriend, Brenda. But did he really kill her? The debonair sleuth and his wife pay him a visit in jail.

Another intriguing case for BBC Radio's smoothest investigator and his glamorous wife written by Francis Durbridge.

CAST:

Paul Temple …. Peter Coke
Steve …. Marjorie Westwood
Charlie …. James Beattie
Wilfred Stirling …. Charles Leno
Detective Inspector Kingston …. Duncan McIntyre
Lance Reynolds …. Richard Williams
Howard Gilbert …. David Peel
Mrs Talbot …. Anne Cullen
Dick Metcalf …. Cyril Shaps
Warder …. Geoffrey Bond

From 1938 to 1969 the fictional crime novelist and detective Paul Temple, together with his Fleet Street journalist Steve, solved case-after-case in one of BBC radio's most popular series. They inhabited a sophisticated world of chilled cocktails and fast cars, where the women were chic and the men wore cravats - a world where Sir Graham Forbes, of Scotland Yard, usually needed Paul's help with his latest tricky case.

Producer: Martyn C. Webster

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in 1954.


THU 07:00 The Older Woman (b02w8xy7)
Series 1

Episode 5

Roy is temporarily distracted from his obsession with Jane by Dick's rapid descent into alcoholism - and the sudden appearance of Elsa's ex-husband.

However, a night of unbridled passion with Jane looks increasingly likely...

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, Geoff McGivern as Dick, David Holt as Chris, Linda Polan as Charlotte, Jonathan Adams as Eric, Philip Anthony as Martin, John Baddeley as Phil and Matthew Morgan as the Waiter.

Producer: Paul Schlesinger:

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1993.


THU 07:30 Heresy (b02qr6wd)
Series 9

Episode 5

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

Her guests this week are comedians Miles Jupp, Sue Perkins and television presenter Richard Osman.

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


THU 08:00 Dad's Army (b007js9w)
Series 1

A Stripe for Frazer

When Captain Mainwaring promotes Private Frazer, his new powers go straight to his head...

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
Captain Bailey …. Michael Knowles
Colonel Square …. Geoffrey Lumsden
Announcer …. John Snagge

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1974.


THU 08:30 Take It From Here (b01c6fkb)
From 16/04/1958

Dick's dreaming of Persia - and Eth's agitated after being accused of theft at work, in 'The Glums'

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 (b00ksx62)
Taking a Break

Pam decides she wants to go on an exciting adventure holiday, but Gordon would much prefer the usual caravanning.

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

Sitcom by Chris Thompson and Peter Reynolds.

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 March 2008.


THU 09:30 The Personality Test (b00mk68l)
Series 2

Rick Wakeman

Progressive rock legend Rick Wakeman quizzes a panel about all things Wakeman.

With Sue Perkins, Lucy Porter, Will Smith and Robin Ince.

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 George Gissing - New Grub Street (b00769k6)
Episode 2

Reardon and Milvain's personal and literary fortunes diverge. Dramatised by Tony Ramsay, narrated by Harold Pinter, starring Jonathan Firth and Tracy Ann Oberman.


THU 11:00 Midsummer Tales (b01kjjng)
The Longest Day

By Alison Miller. Returning home to Orkney after decades in Glasgow, lonely Jan seeks diversion in a blind date. Read by Tracy Wiles.


THU 11:15 Mary Norton - The Borrowers (b00tkyn2)
Episode 2

Tiny Arrietty Clock has escaped the ratcatcher, but how will she survive in her family's new world? Stars Paula Wilcox.


THU 12:00 Dad's Army (b007js9w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 Take It From Here (b01c6fkb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 Mark Tavener - High Table, Lower Orders (b008x7tk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 Paul Temple (b00rlwgt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 George Eliot - Middlemarch (b008vqy1)
The Social Round

There's gossip at the engagement party, and Rosy Vincy encounters Dr Lydgate. Stars Katherine Igoe and Robert Glenister.


THU 14:15 Life at 24 Frames a Second (b00xpnd2)
If It Moves, Shoot It

"There is violence in the medium. It begins with being in the dark, monopolized and compelled by the light. There is a kind of imprisonment. It is then increased by the way film can cut. And cut is a very appropriate word."

Critic and writer David Thomson continues his journey through cinema and considers its enduring love affair with violence.

Producer: Mark Burman.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2011.


THU 14:30 William Boyd - Brazzaville Beach (b007k1zz)
Episode 9

Hope Clearwater is promised an escape from the civil war, but events conspire against her. Read by Fiona Shaw.


THU 14:45 Book of the Week (b00klbsd)
John Osborne - Radio Head

Episode 4

Lee Ingleby reads from John Osborne's exploration of the radio stations of Britain.

Romance is on the schedule with the adventurous beginnings of pirate radio, but can that compete with the seductive allure of an on-air dedication?

A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.


THU 15:00 George Gissing - New Grub Street (b00769k6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b02x9ycf)
Mel Giedroyc presents Terry Pratchett's A Hat Full of Sky, read by Shirley Henderson. Mel goes in search of missing moon rocks, and discovers the secret history of garden gnomes.


THU 17:00 King Street Junior (b007jnnj)
Series 9

Gridlocked

With the King Street school's summer holidays imminent, it's time for a museum trip. What could possibly go wrong?

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, Roger Sloman as the Coach Driver, Philip Philmar as the Traffic Warden, Gwynneth Jones as Mandy, Justin Webb as Desmond, Luke Strain as Gary and Nicky Scarott as Sundar.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1997.


THU 17:30 The Older Woman (b02w8xy7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 18:00 Terry Pratchett (b00b8rpc)
Small Gods

Episode 3

Ephebian philosophers argue violently among themselves but they're no match for Deacon Vorbis.

However one philosopher, Didactylos, is prepared to stand up to him.

Terry Pratchett's comic Discworld fantasy starring Carl Prekopp, Patrick Barlow and Alex Jennings. With Anton Lesser as the Narrator.

Narrator ...... Anton Lesser
Om ...... Patrick Barlow
Brutha ...... Carl Prekopp
Vorbis ...... Alex Jennings
Didactylos ...... Gerard McDermott
Urn ...... John Cummins
Nhumrod ...... Geoffrey Beevers
Sergeant Simony ...... Nick Sayce

Other parts played by the cast.

Dramatised by Robin Brooks.

Producer: Claire Grove
Director: Gordon House

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2006.


THU 18:30 Jenny Stephens - Project Archangel (b00wmznd)
Episode 4

The reason for Mike's involvement with the Nablovski colony is revealed, and also why Moira's case is so heavy. Stars Dan Hagley.


THU 19:00 Dad's Army (b007js9w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 Take It From Here (b01c6fkb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 Mark Tavener - High Table, Lower Orders (b008x7tk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 Paul Temple (b00rlwgt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 Midsummer Tales (b01kjjng)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


THU 21:15 Mary Norton - The Borrowers (b00tkyn2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


THU 22:00 Heresy (b02qr6wd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 The Shuttleworths (b00sg2n0)
Series 5

A Gig With Billy Joel

When agent Ken Worthington offers John an unpaid gig in a remote village hall, John refuses. But the promise of his own designated parking space causes a serious rethink.

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 (b00jzzg3)
Series 2

The Fitness Club

The Laird challenges Dougal to swim, cycle and run in a MacAthlon. Stars Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden. From March 2004.


THU 23:00 The Secret World (b012mzvm)
Series 2

Episode 4

Alan Titchmarsh reveals a dark side when his career is at risk. Jon Culshaw explores famous folk's private lives. From July 2010.


THU 23:30 The Big Booth (b007k3g2)
Series 2: The Big Booth Too

Episode 4

Boothby and friends share scary tales of the railway and dramas at sea.

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

With Stephen Frost, Vivienne Soan, Big Al, io Forcione, Jim Sweeney and Neil Innes.

Written by Boothby Graffoe and Dave Thompson.

Producer: Lucy Armitage

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2001.



FRIDAY 21 JUNE 2013

FRI 00:00 Terry Pratchett (b00b8rpc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 Jenny Stephens - Project Archangel (b00wmznd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 Mark Tavener - High Table, Lower Orders (b008x7tk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 Paul Temple (b00rlwgt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 Potting On (b00ksx62)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 The Personality Test (b00mk68l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 George Gissing - New Grub Street (b00769k6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 Midsummer Tales (b01kjjng)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:15 Mary Norton - The Borrowers (b00tkyn2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 King Street Junior (b007jnnj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 The Older Woman (b02w8xy7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 Mark Tavener - High Table, Lower Orders (b008y4fg)
Series 1

Episode 6

Exams loom large. Simon Harrison delves into his Health and Safety background for one final ruse. Can he unveil the killer?

Mark Tavener's comedy thriller.

CAST:

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

Script Editor: Paul Schlesinger

Producer: Dawn Ellis

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2005.


FRI 06:30 Paul Temple (b00rm20y)
Paul Temple and the Gilbert Case

3. Peter Galino

After the discovery of the body of key witness, Mary Talbot, there's drama back at her flat - and suave sleuth Paul worries that wife Steve is in danger.

Another intriguing case for BBC Radio's smoothest investigator and his glamorous wife written by Francis Durbridge.

CAST:

Paul Temple …. Peter Coke
Steve …. Marjorie Westwood
Charlie …. James Beattie
Wilfred Stirling …. Charles Leno
Detective Inspector Kingston …. Duncan McIntyre
Lance Reynolds …. Richard Williams
Betty Wayne …. Grizelda Hervey
Peter Galino …. Robert Rietty

From 1938 to 1969 the fictional crime novelist and detective Paul Temple, together with his Fleet Street journalist Steve, solved case-after-case in one of BBC radio's most popular series. They inhabited a sophisticated world of chilled cocktails and fast cars, where the women were chic and the men wore cravats - a world where Sir Graham Forbes, of Scotland Yard, usually needed Paul's help with his latest tricky case.

Producer: Martyn C. Webster

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in 1954.


FRI 07:00 Nineteen Ninety-Four (b0141xfj)
Choice Is Progress

'Channel 16 - the best bargain in Britain'

But does Edward Wilson think so? – as hs job title keeps changing with alarming alacrity.

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 Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Pam Ferris, Richard Turner and David Goodland

Producer: Nick Symons

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1985.


FRI 07:30 The Write Stuff (b02x5l4q)
Series 16

Ian Fleming

James Walton’s literary quiz with Sebastian Faulks, John Walsh, Nigel Williams and Harry Ritchie. From April 2002.

Author of the week: Ian Fleming.

Reader: Beth Chalmers.

Producer: Dawn Ellis.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2002.


FRI 08:00 The Navy Lark (b0161ny3)
Series 8

Mr Phillips' Promotion

The oldest Sub-Lieutenant in the navy sparks upset when he gets ideas above his station.

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 Taffy, Michael Bates as Captain Aitchison 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 (b008yrw8)
From 26/02/1984

From the Metropolitan Police to a dead newsreader.

Michael Bentine stars 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 Alison and Maud (b007k377)
Series 2

Beds in the East Are Soft

It's not a guest but Daddy who's not keen on a mattress. Is a sneaky swap the answer?

Second of two series of Sue Limb's Bed and Breakfast sitcom about sisters Alison and Maud and their guests at the Abbeyfield Guest House in Norwich.

Starring Denise Coffey as Alison, Miriam Margolyes as Maud, Joss Ackland as Father, Chris Emmett as Mr Mullett and Geoffrey Whitehead as Bernard.

Producer: Jonathan James-Moore.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2004.


FRI 09:30 The Brothers (b00q9xrj)
Series 3

Loony Tunes

As Bugs Bunny makes an untimely appearance, Nigel and Michael go their separate ways. Stars Adam Godley. From March 2007.


FRI 10:00 George Gissing - New Grub Street (b00769nh)
Episode 1

Marian and Amy's inheritance changes their lives, but not in the way they imagined. Dramatised by Tony Ramsay, narrated by Harold Pinter, starring Emilia Fox.


FRI 11:00 Come Away, Come Away! (b00s6t4m)
Peanut Butter and Cello, by Geraldine McCaughrean

A young girl from the favela carries an unexpected burden on a cross-city journey.

Melody Grove reads 'Peanut Butter and Cello' by Geraldine McCaughrean.

Produced by Eilidh McCreadie.

To mark 150 years since J M Barrie's birth, three leading writers for young people contribute new stories inspired by a chapter title from 'Peter Pan'. The authors have been set the task of exploring the joys and the terrors of childhood without sentimentality, much as Barrie did in his original text.

Geraldine McCaughrean has been awarded the Carnegie Medal, the Whitbread Prize and the Guardian Fiction Award for her books written for all ages. In 2004 she fought off fierce competition to be selected by the Trustees of Great Ormond Street Hospital to write an official sequel to 'Peter Pan'. Her novel, 'Peter Pan In Scarlet', was published to critical acclaim in 2006.


FRI 11:15 The Sorcerer's Apprentice (b008j0gn)
A young magician is left alone in his master's workshop. Judith French updates Goethe's tale. Starring Paul Rhys and Harry Towb.


FRI 12:00 The Navy Lark (b0161ny3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 The Michael Bentine Show (b008yrw8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 Mark Tavener - High Table, Lower Orders (b008y4fg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 Paul Temple (b00rm20y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 George Eliot - Middlemarch (b008vr8m)
The Chaplaincy

The appointment of the Chaplain is imminent and there's a surprise encounter in Rome. Stars Ron Cook and Caroline Martin.


FRI 14:15 Life at 24 Frames a Second (b00xpp4x)
The Look of Love

We got to the movies for many things, including spectacle, thrills and wonder, but many go to fall in love - again and again - with the thrill of romance and a kiss as big as a house. How can love blow us apart?

Critic and writer David Thomson continues his personal journey through the power and meaning of cinema in search of longing and romance.

Producer: Mark Burman.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2011.


FRI 14:30 William Boyd - Brazzaville Beach (b007k218)
Episode 10

Pondering her past and future, Hope Clearwater takes action after she makes a discovery. Concluded by Fiona Shaw.


FRI 14:45 Book of the Week (b00klbsg)
John Osborne - Radio Head

Episode 5

Lee Ingleby reads from John Osborne's exploration of the radio stations of Britain.

John explores the future of radio - is it digital, is it online and what will it sound like?

A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.


FRI 15:00 George Gissing - New Grub Street (b00769nh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b02xbsvv)
Mel Giedroyc concludes Terry Pratchett's A Hat Full of Sky, and celebrates midsummer by playing the ukulele and joining Clare Balding and Mark Thomas at the Uffington White Horse.


FRI 17:00 Second Thoughts (b00kt92h)
Series 3

Backs to the Drawing Board

Bill takes time off to help a friend, but Faith is already working at home.

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 James Bolam as Bill, Lynda Bellingham as Faith, Belinda Lang as Liza, Emma Gregory as Hannah, Mark Denham as Joe, Nigel Carrington as Karel Cerny and Brian Bowles as Dennis.

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 (b0141xfj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 18:00 Terry Pratchett (b00bdjq2)
Small Gods

Episode 4

Deacon Vorbis has returned triumphantly to Omnia. He proclaims himself the One True Prophet.

But Brutha knows what really happened in the desert and the Great God Om is still out there, stuck in the body of a tortoise.

Conclusion of Terry Pratchett's comic Discworld fantasy starring Carl Prekopp, Patrick Barlow and Alex Jennings. With Anton Lesser as the Narrator.

Narrator ...... Anton Lesser
Om ...... Patrick Barlow
Brutha ...... Carl Prekopp
Vorbis ...... Alex Jennings
Fergman ...... Gerard McDermott
Urn ...... John Cummins
Nhumrod ...... Geoffrey Beevers
Sergeant Simony ...... Nick Sayce
Death ...... Michael Kilgarriff

Other parts played by the cast.

Dramatised by Robin Brooks.

Producer: Claire Grove
Director: Gordon House

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2006.


FRI 18:30 HP Lovecraft - The Tomb (b007jzmv)
The obsessive Jervas Dudley reveals the sinister events leading up to his incarceration in an asylum.

First published in 1917, HP Lovecraft’s chilling tale read by Ryan McCluskey.

American writer, H P Lovecraft (1890-1937) is recognised as one of the most significant figures in 20th century supernatural fiction. Contemporary horror writers, including Stephen King, often cite him as a major influence. His own outlook on life is mirrored in his writing.

"I am so beastly tired of mankind and the world that nothing can interest me unless it contains a couple of murders on each page or deals with the horrors unnameable and unaccountable that leer down from the external universes."

Lovecraft found living, the everyday stuff of life a painful experience. At every turn he felt disillusioned by what life had to offer. Through his writing he sought to put into words these sentiments.

Producer: Gemma Jenkins

Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in 2005.


FRI 19:00 The Navy Lark (b0161ny3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 The Michael Bentine Show (b008yrw8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 Mark Tavener - High Table, Lower Orders (b008y4fg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 Paul Temple (b00rm20y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Come Away, Come Away! (b00s6t4m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 21:15 The Sorcerer's Apprentice (b008j0gn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


FRI 22:00 A-Z of the British Countryside (b007k38g)
Award-winning comics Howard Read and Josie Long are joined by Chris Chantler on a 'road movie for radio.' From March 2007.


FRI 22:30 Danny Robins Music Therapy (b00fgts9)
Episode 1

Danny Robins harnesses the power of music to improve the world to help humanity - and a dormouse.

With Isy Suttie, beatboxer Beardyman and the Finchley Children's Music Group.

Written by Danny Robins with Isy Suttie and Danielle Ward.

Producer: Ben Walker

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2008.


FRI 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b036l9h3)
For two hours, six nights a week, the Comedy Club offers the best laughs around. Plus Arthur Smith talks to Benny Boot ahead of his run at the Edinburgh Fringe.


FRI 23:00 Lucy Montgomery's Variety Pack (b00w20zg)
Series 1

Episode 1

Meet a masseuse who likes to ensure her clients are relaxed and a cleaning lady who knows her place

Tim Vincent's Mum checks into a hotel - and all the way from Las Vegas, Candi Karmel the 80-year-old diva who can't stop performing.

Characters galore courtesy of Lucy Montgomery.

With Philip Pope, Sally Grace, Waen Shepherd and Natalie Walter

Written by Lucy Montgomery, Barunka O'Shaughnessy, Steven Burge, Jon Hunter and Holly Walsh

Script Editor: Dan Tetsell

Music by Philip Pope

Producer: Katie Tyrrell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2010.


FRI 23:30 Continuity (b00tdnt4)
Episode 1

A Continuity Announcer's booth can be a lonely place - especially on the late shift, when you've barely seen your wife and children for a week. Still, this Radio 4 Continuity Announcer is nothing, if not a consummate professional and he's not going to let his own insignificant little problems get in the way of your listening pleasure. Especially when there are so many exciting programmes coming up in the next week, which he's got to tell you about. At least some of them are exciting. Some of them aren't quite his cup of tea, if he's honest, but that's not really the point, is it? They may be right up your street. It's not really his place to express an opinion. Even if it is tempting. This may be a come-down from heady days spent announcing on the Today programme, but he's got a job to do. Though sometimes it is rather difficult to concentrate.....

Alistair McGowan stars in a new subversive sitcom about a Continuity Announcer brooding on the escalating disasters of his private and professional life; at the same time as attempting to give us a preview of the programmes on offer in the coming week on Radio 4. Or what might be Radio 4 in a parallel universe. Trails for 'The Ethical Enigma', 'Britain's Favourite Sound' and 'The History of Britain One Year at a Time' are just some of the strange delights on offer in the world of this 'radio professional', who harbours a slightly inappropriate relationship with his audience.

Written by Hugh Rycroft a stalwart of 'The News Quiz' and co-creator of 'Parliamentary Questions' and 'Life, Death and Sex with Mike and Sue', the series also features the voices of Lewis Macleod, Sally Grace, Charlotte Page and David Holt.

Produced by David Spicer and Frank Stirling
A Unique Production for BBC Radio 4.


FRI 23:45 Strangers on Trains (b00d45p4)
Episode 1

Travellers, including a love-struck postie, share their darkest secrets. Stars Nat Segnit and Stewart Wright. From August 2008.




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

A-Z of the British Countryside 22:00 FRI (b007k38g)

Afternoon Reading 04:00 SAT (b013835j)

Afternoon Reading 11:00 MON (b013857g)

Afternoon Reading 21:00 MON (b013857g)

Afternoon Reading 04:00 TUE (b013857g)

Afternoon Reading 11:00 TUE (b00sp1b7)

Afternoon Reading 21:00 TUE (b00sp1b7)

Afternoon Reading 04:00 WED (b00sp1b7)

Alison and Maud 09:00 FRI (b007k377)

An Hour With... 08:00 SAT (b00bdjh3)

An Hour With... 15:00 SAT (b00bdjh3)

An Hour With... 01:00 SUN (b00bdjh3)

And Now in Colour 23:30 MON (b0080qg5)

Barbara Pym - Jane and Prudence 06:00 SUN (b02w7lxc)

Barbara Pym - Jane and Prudence 12:00 SUN (b02w7lxc)

Baroness Orczy - The Teahouse Detective 13:15 SAT (b0088zsz)

Baroness Orczy - The Teahouse Detective 03:15 SUN (b0088zsz)

Ben Moor - Undone 00:00 SAT (b00pgnql)

Ben Moor - Undone 18:00 MON (b00pkvk9)

Ben Moor - Undone 00:00 TUE (b00pkvk9)

Book of the Week 14:45 MON (b00khw3z)

Book of the Week 14:45 TUE (b00klbsn)

Book of the Week 14:45 WED (b00klbsb)

Book of the Week 14:45 THU (b00klbsd)

Book of the Week 14:45 FRI (b00klbsg)

Brave New Worlds 00:30 SAT (b01n7jpv)

Brothers in Law 08:30 MON (b007k1p0)

Brothers in Law 12:30 MON (b007k1p0)

Brothers in Law 19:30 MON (b007k1p0)

Chris Addison's Civilization 22:30 WED (b00f2zsd)

Clare in the Community 02:00 SAT (b00gkktk)

Come Away, Come Away! 11:00 FRI (b00s6t4m)

Come Away, Come Away! 21:00 FRI (b00s6t4m)

Comedy Greats 09:00 SAT (b007jthv)

Comedy Greats 19:00 SAT (b007jthv)

Continuity 23:30 FRI (b00tdnt4)

Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! 09:00 MON (b00x40p1)

Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! 22:30 MON (b00x40p1)

Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! 02:00 TUE (b00x40p1)

DH Lawrence - Daughters of the Vicar 03:00 SAT (b0075s4x)

Dad's Army 14:30 SAT (b007jll5)

Dad's Army 08:00 THU (b007js9w)

Dad's Army 12:00 THU (b007js9w)

Dad's Army 19:00 THU (b007js9w)

Dangerous Visions 18:00 SUN (b02x5yh8)

Dangerous Visions 00:00 MON (b02x5yh8)

Daniel Defoe - Robinson Crusoe 10:00 MON (b007jqy3)

Daniel Defoe - Robinson Crusoe 15:00 MON (b007jqy3)

Daniel Defoe - Robinson Crusoe 03:00 TUE (b007jqy3)

Daniel Defoe - Robinson Crusoe 10:00 TUE (b007jqyc)

Daniel Defoe - Robinson Crusoe 15:00 TUE (b007jqyc)

Daniel Defoe - Robinson Crusoe 03:00 WED (b007jqyc)

Danny Robins Music Therapy 22:30 FRI (b00fgts9)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:00 SUN (b02x5vbw)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:00 SUN (b02x5vbw)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 01:00 MON (b02x5vbw)

Desmond Olivier Dingle's Compleat Life and Works of William Shakespeare 17:00 WED (b007k2gs)

Desmond Olivier Dingle's Compleat Life and Works of William Shakespeare 05:00 THU (b007k2gs)

Double Income, No Kids Yet 07:00 MON (b00dvh3m)

Double Income, No Kids Yet 17:30 MON (b00dvh3m)

Double Income, No Kids Yet 05:30 TUE (b00dvh3m)

Eddie Izzard - Glorious 22:00 SAT (b007mwss)

Fabulous 23:45 WED (b00hy947)

Fags, Mags and Bags 23:00 TUE (b00r0xt1)

Father Figure 22:30 TUE (b02x9cq5)

Fay Weldon Stories 10:45 SUN (b007jtmf)

Fay Weldon Stories 21:45 SUN (b007jtmf)

Fay Weldon Stories 01:45 MON (b007jtmf)

Fear on 4 18:00 SAT (b007jq7s)

Fear on 4 00:00 SUN (b007jq7s)

Floggit's 08:00 SUN (b007jxmk)

Floggit's 15:00 SUN (b007jxmk)

Floggit's 20:00 SUN (b007jxmk)

Floggit's 03:00 MON (b007jxmk)

For Better or for Worse 17:00 TUE (b00tl35f)

For Better or for Worse 05:00 WED (b00tl35f)

George Eliot - Middlemarch 14:00 MON (b008sbsg)

George Eliot - Middlemarch 14:00 TUE (b008v1r4)

George Eliot - Middlemarch 14:00 WED (b008vlwk)

George Eliot - Middlemarch 14:00 THU (b008vqy1)

George Eliot - Middlemarch 14:00 FRI (b008vr8m)

George Gissing - New Grub Street 10:00 WED (b00769fm)

George Gissing - New Grub Street 15:00 WED (b00769fm)

George Gissing - New Grub Street 03:00 THU (b00769fm)

George Gissing - New Grub Street 10:00 THU (b00769k6)

George Gissing - New Grub Street 15:00 THU (b00769k6)

George Gissing - New Grub Street 03:00 FRI (b00769k6)

George Gissing - New Grub Street 10:00 FRI (b00769nh)

George Gissing - New Grub Street 15:00 FRI (b00769nh)

Guy Browning's Small Talk 23:45 TUE (b0076d91)

HP Lovecraft - The Tomb 18:30 FRI (b007jzmv)

Hamish and Dougal: You'll Have Had Your Tea 22:45 THU (b00jzzg3)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:00 WED (b0186wj0)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:00 WED (b0186wj0)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:00 WED (b0186wj0)

Heresy 07:30 THU (b02qr6wd)

Heresy 22:00 THU (b02qr6wd)

Horrible Histories 09:00 SUN (b02x5vbz)

Horrible Histories 17:00 SUN (b02x5vbz)

Horrible Histories 05:00 MON (b02x5vbz)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 08:30 WED (b00db5l4)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 12:30 WED (b00db5l4)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 19:30 WED (b00db5l4)

Ian Rankin - Rebus 23:30 SAT (b007jqlv)

Ian Rankin - The Third Gentleman 13:30 SUN (b02x5wsr)

Ian Rankin - The Third Gentleman 03:30 MON (b02x5wsr)

Ida Barr: Artificial Hip Hop 22:30 SUN (b00vcq95)

In the Chair 09:30 WED (b007jsyl)

In the Chair 02:30 THU (b007jsyl)

Irène Némirovsky - The Dogs and the Wolves 12:00 SAT (b02x5k9x)

Irène Némirovsky - The Dogs and the Wolves 02:00 SUN (b02x5k9x)

It's a Funny Business 11:00 SUN (b02x5w0d)

It's a Funny Business 19:00 SUN (b02x5w0d)

It's a Funny Business 02:00 MON (b02x5w0d)

Jenny Stephens - Project Archangel 18:30 MON (b00wlrcp)

Jenny Stephens - Project Archangel 00:30 TUE (b00wlrcp)

Jenny Stephens - Project Archangel 18:30 TUE (b00wmp8p)

Jenny Stephens - Project Archangel 00:30 WED (b00wmp8p)

Jenny Stephens - Project Archangel 18:30 WED (b00wmr9r)

Jenny Stephens - Project Archangel 00:30 THU (b00wmr9r)

Jenny Stephens - Project Archangel 18:30 THU (b00wmznd)

Jenny Stephens - Project Archangel 00:30 FRI (b00wmznd)

Jim the Great 08:30 TUE (b02x95ky)

Jim the Great 12:30 TUE (b02x95ky)

Jim the Great 19:30 TUE (b02x95ky)

Julia Blackburn - The Need for Nonsense 11:15 TUE (b01hn1q4)

Julia Blackburn - The Need for Nonsense 21:15 TUE (b01hn1q4)

Julia Blackburn - The Need for Nonsense 04:15 WED (b01hn1q4)

Just a Minute 07:30 MON (b02mfzq3)

Just a Minute 22:00 MON (b02mfzq3)

King Street Junior 17:00 THU (b007jnnj)

King Street Junior 05:00 FRI (b007jnnj)

Life at 24 Frames a Second 14:15 MON (b00xhffg)

Life at 24 Frames a Second 14:15 TUE (b00xhffs)

Life at 24 Frames a Second 14:15 WED (b00xhfg3)

Life at 24 Frames a Second 14:15 THU (b00xpnd2)

Life at 24 Frames a Second 14:15 FRI (b00xpp4x)

Linda Smith's A Brief History of Timewasting 07:30 SUN (b007jvf7)

Linda Smith's A Brief History of Timewasting 22:00 SUN (b007jvf7)

Loose Ends 11:15 MON (b02x5b6s)

Loose Ends 21:15 MON (b02x5b6s)

Loose Ends 04:15 TUE (b02x5b6s)

Lucy Montgomery's Variety Pack 23:00 FRI (b00w20zg)

Mark Tavener - High Table, Lower Orders 01:00 SAT (b008wf8j)

Mark Tavener - High Table, Lower Orders 06:00 MON (b008wmnj)

Mark Tavener - High Table, Lower Orders 13:00 MON (b008wmnj)

Mark Tavener - High Table, Lower Orders 20:00 MON (b008wmnj)

Mark Tavener - High Table, Lower Orders 01:00 TUE (b008wmnj)

Mark Tavener - High Table, Lower Orders 06:00 TUE (b008wzvk)

Mark Tavener - High Table, Lower Orders 13:00 TUE (b008wzvk)

Mark Tavener - High Table, Lower Orders 20:00 TUE (b008wzvk)

Mark Tavener - High Table, Lower Orders 01:00 WED (b008wzvk)

Mark Tavener - High Table, Lower Orders 06:00 WED (b008x3lv)

Mark Tavener - High Table, Lower Orders 13:00 WED (b008x3lv)

Mark Tavener - High Table, Lower Orders 20:00 WED (b008x3lv)

Mark Tavener - High Table, Lower Orders 01:00 THU (b008x3lv)

Mark Tavener - High Table, Lower Orders 06:00 THU (b008x7tk)

Mark Tavener - High Table, Lower Orders 13:00 THU (b008x7tk)

Mark Tavener - High Table, Lower Orders 20:00 THU (b008x7tk)

Mark Tavener - High Table, Lower Orders 01:00 FRI (b008x7tk)

Mark Tavener - High Table, Lower Orders 06:00 FRI (b008y4fg)

Mark Tavener - High Table, Lower Orders 13:00 FRI (b008y4fg)

Mark Tavener - High Table, Lower Orders 20:00 FRI (b008y4fg)

Martyn Wade - Goodnight to Flamboro' 06:00 SAT (b007jqdl)

Martyn Wade - Goodnight to Flamboro' 16:00 SAT (b007jqdl)

Martyn Wade - Goodnight to Flamboro' 04:00 SUN (b007jqdl)

Mary Norton - The Borrowers 11:15 WED (b00tkmm7)

Mary Norton - The Borrowers 21:15 WED (b00tkmm7)

Mary Norton - The Borrowers 04:15 THU (b00tkmm7)

Mary Norton - The Borrowers 11:15 THU (b00tkyn2)

Mary Norton - The Borrowers 21:15 THU (b00tkyn2)

Mary Norton - The Borrowers 04:15 FRI (b00tkyn2)

Mel's Mix: The Best of The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 SUN (b02x5wst)

Midsummer Tales 11:00 WED (b01k9m2s)

Midsummer Tales 21:00 WED (b01k9m2s)

Midsummer Tales 04:00 THU (b01k9m2s)

Midsummer Tales 11:00 THU (b01kjjng)

Midsummer Tales 21:00 THU (b01kjjng)

Midsummer Tales 04:00 FRI (b01kjjng)

Misfits in France 07:30 SAT (b00f24f8)

Mr Punch Says That's the Way to Do It 11:30 SUN (b00xlw1c)

Mr Punch Says That's the Way to Do It 19:30 SUN (b00xlw1c)

Mr Punch Says That's the Way to Do It 02:30 MON (b00xlw1c)

Nikolai Gogol - Three Ivans, Two Aunts and an Overcoat 07:00 WED (b00p2hb2)

Nikolai Gogol - Three Ivans, Two Aunts and an Overcoat 17:30 WED (b00p2hb2)

Nikolai Gogol - Three Ivans, Two Aunts and an Overcoat 05:30 THU (b00p2hb2)

Nineteen Ninety-Four 05:30 SAT (b013plyd)

Nineteen Ninety-Four 07:00 FRI (b0141xfj)

Nineteen Ninety-Four 17:30 FRI (b0141xfj)

Paul Temple 06:30 WED (b00rlb29)

Paul Temple 13:30 WED (b00rlb29)

Paul Temple 20:30 WED (b00rlb29)

Paul Temple 01:30 THU (b00rlb29)

Paul Temple 06:30 THU (b00rlwgt)

Paul Temple 13:30 THU (b00rlwgt)

Paul Temple 20:30 THU (b00rlwgt)

Paul Temple 01:30 FRI (b00rlwgt)

Paul Temple 06:30 FRI (b00rm20y)

Paul Temple 13:30 FRI (b00rm20y)

Paul Temple 20:30 FRI (b00rm20y)

Philip K Dick - Of Withered Apples 18:30 SUN (b007jplz)

Philip K Dick - Of Withered Apples 00:30 MON (b007jplz)

Potting On 09:00 THU (b00ksx62)

Potting On 02:00 FRI (b00ksx62)

Revolting People 23:00 WED (b00fkx2m)

Robert Holmes - Aliens in the Mind 18:30 SAT (b007jlt5)

Robert Holmes - Aliens in the Mind 00:30 SUN (b007jlt5)

Round the Horne 08:00 MON (b007js3y)

Round the Horne 12:00 MON (b007js3y)

Round the Horne 19:00 MON (b007js3y)

Rudy's Rare Records 23:30 SUN (b00n8nk9)

Second Thoughts 05:00 SAT (b00kmys6)

Second Thoughts 17:00 FRI (b00kt92h)

Self-Storage 23:30 TUE (b007znbd)

Shedtown 07:30 WED (b011vgbz)

Shedtown 22:00 WED (b011vgbz)

Sheridan Le Fanu - Carmilla 04:15 SAT (b016q2l5)

Strangers on Trains 23:45 FRI (b00d45p4)

Take It From Here 08:30 THU (b01c6fkb)

Take It From Here 12:30 THU (b01c6fkb)

Take It From Here 19:30 THU (b01c6fkb)

Terry Pratchett 18:00 TUE (b00b1p28)

Terry Pratchett 00:00 WED (b00b1p28)

Terry Pratchett 18:00 WED (b00b50xj)

Terry Pratchett 00:00 THU (b00b50xj)

Terry Pratchett 18:00 THU (b00b8rpc)

Terry Pratchett 00:00 FRI (b00b8rpc)

Terry Pratchett 18:00 FRI (b00bdjq2)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 MON (b02x92s7)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 TUE (b02x98xs)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 WED (b02x9ttr)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 THU (b02x9ycf)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 FRI (b02xbsvv)

The Big Booth 23:30 THU (b007k3g2)

The Brothers 02:30 SAT (b00pzgps)

The Brothers 09:30 FRI (b00q9xrj)

The Castle 07:30 TUE (b01hxzx3)

The Castle 22:00 TUE (b01hxzx3)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 SUN (b02yx0qf)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 TUE (b036blh8)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 WED (b036blhb)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 FRI (b036l9h3)

The Goon Show 14:00 SAT (b007jl9j)

The Little World of Don Camillo 17:00 MON (b00tl09s)

The Little World of Don Camillo 05:00 TUE (b00tl09s)

The Men from the Ministry 08:30 SUN (b0116gvp)

The Men from the Ministry 15:30 SUN (b0116gvp)

The Men from the Ministry 20:30 SUN (b0116gvp)

The Michael Bentine Show 08:30 FRI (b008yrw8)

The Michael Bentine Show 12:30 FRI (b008yrw8)

The Michael Bentine Show 19:30 FRI (b008yrw8)

The Million Pound Radio Show 07:00 TUE (b00bv45p)

The Million Pound Radio Show 17:30 TUE (b00bv45p)

The Million Pound Radio Show 05:30 WED (b00bv45p)

The Navy Lark 08:00 FRI (b0161ny3)

The Navy Lark 12:00 FRI (b0161ny3)

The Navy Lark 19:00 FRI (b0161ny3)

The Now Show 23:00 MON (b02qt7wd)

The Now Show 09:00 TUE (b02qt7wd)

The Now Show 02:00 WED (b02qt7wd)

The Older Woman 07:00 THU (b02w8xy7)

The Older Woman 17:30 THU (b02w8xy7)

The Older Woman 05:30 FRI (b02w8xy7)

The Personality Test 09:30 THU (b00mk68l)

The Personality Test 02:30 FRI (b00mk68l)

The Problem With Adam Bloom 23:30 WED (b007p1nn)

The Science of DIY 07:15 SUN (b008x8b5)

The Science of DIY 13:15 SUN (b008x8b5)

The Secret World 23:00 THU (b012mzvm)

The Shuttleworths 22:30 THU (b00sg2n0)

The Sorcerer's Apprentice 11:15 FRI (b008j0gn)

The Sorcerer's Apprentice 21:15 FRI (b008j0gn)

The Write Stuff 17:30 SAT (b02lyb11)

The Write Stuff 05:30 SUN (b02lyb11)

The Write Stuff 07:30 FRI (b02x5l4q)

Thinking of Leaving Your Husband? 09:30 MON (b00rrkg5)

Thinking of Leaving Your Husband? 02:30 TUE (b00rrkg5)

Tina C Goes Down Under: The Aborogynal Monologues 22:45 SUN (b00f41z2)

Vent 23:00 SUN (b00t6v4j)

Why, Robot? 00:45 SAT (b01n7jpx)

Will Smith's Midlife Crisis Management 09:30 TUE (b00glnb3)

Will Smith's Midlife Crisis Management 02:30 WED (b00glnb3)

William Boyd - Brazzaville Beach 14:30 MON (b007k1w1)

William Boyd - Brazzaville Beach 14:30 TUE (b007k1xd)

William Boyd - Brazzaville Beach 14:30 WED (b007k1yp)

William Boyd - Brazzaville Beach 14:30 THU (b007k1zz)

William Boyd - Brazzaville Beach 14:30 FRI (b007k218)

William Golding - Lord of the Flies 23:00 SAT (b02x5lyj)

Wimsey 01:30 SAT (b007jvmz)

Wimsey 06:30 MON (b007jvn1)

Wimsey 13:30 MON (b007jvn1)

Wimsey 20:30 MON (b007jvn1)

Wimsey 01:30 TUE (b007jvn1)

Wimsey 06:30 TUE (b007jvn3)

Wimsey 13:30 TUE (b007jvn3)

Wimsey 20:30 TUE (b007jvn3)

Wimsey 01:30 WED (b007jvn3)

Winston 09:00 WED (b007ylvk)

Winston 02:00 THU (b007ylvk)