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SATURDAY 22 JUNE 2013

SAT 00:00 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.


SAT 00:30 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.


SAT 01:00 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.


SAT 01:30 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.


SAT 02:00 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.


SAT 02:30 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.


SAT 03:00 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.


SAT 04:00 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.


SAT 04:15 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.


SAT 05:00 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.


SAT 05:30 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.


SAT 06:00 The Mystery of Charles Dickens (b007jvp1)
Fagin, Bill Sykes, Micawber and many more. Simon Callow recounts the remarkable life of Charles Dickens - with a showcase of the colourful characters in his novels.

Callow's exhilarating one-man show by Peter Ackroyd is an unforgettable and mesmerising journey into the life and times of one of our best-loved Victorian writers.

Producer: Stephen Wright
Director: Gemma McMullan

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.


SAT 07:30 Misfits in France (b00f4prv)
Broken in Berneval, Soaked in the Sea

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.

Julian and Hermione travel to the north coast of France, where, in the late 1860s, the poet Algernon Swinburne spent time, as did the exiled Oscar Wilde some 30 years later. They examine French attitudes to the life and work of both men and the religious themes that link their writing.

In the summer of 1868, local fishermen saved a drunken Swinburne from drowning off the cliffs of Etretat. The bizarre lunch to celebrate his survival was attended by the teenage French writer Guy de Maupassant.

In 1897, an exiled Oscar Wilde held a fete for the locals in Berneval and invited friends including Ernest Dowson to distract him from working on his poem, The Ballad of Reading Gaol. But as Wilde became progressively more lonely, he started corresponding once more with Lord Alfred Douglas.

Oscar Wilde ...... Simon Russell Beale
Algernon Swinburne ...... Jonathan Tafler
Guy de Maupassant ...... Stephen Critchlow.


SAT 08:00 An Hour With Ned Sherrin (b00yk21p)
From Jeffrey Archer to Pia Zadora in Ned Sherrin's witty A-Z of theatrical anecdotes.

The writer, director, producer and broadcaster was a brilliant raconteur and this hilarious one-man show was recorded live at Brighton's New Venture Theatre in June 1994.

Among many other celebrities, Ned includes tales about Noel Coward, John Gielgud, Rex Harrison, Andrew Lloyd-Webber and Maggie Smith.

Ned Sherrin: 18 February 1931 - 1 October 2007.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 7 in 2011.


SAT 09:00 Comedy Greats (b007jtk4)
The 1960s

Episode 2

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

Six more favourites plucked from the groovy 1960s schedules of the BBC Light Programme:

* Whack-O!
From 15/03/1962
Crooked headmaster Professor Jimmy Edwards holds auditions for Chiselbury School's charity concert in aid of a retiring teacher. With Vera Lynn. From March 1962.

* The Men From the Ministry
Series 2 (2/13) Something about a Soldier
The bumbling civil servants find a 20-year-old demob letter. Stars Richard Murdoch, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Norma Ronald and Warren Mitchell. From August 1965.

* The Ken Dodd Show
From 19/07/1964
The King of Knotty Ash offers tips for nude photography and the hunt for a Scottish lake-bound monster. With Judith Chalmers, John Laurie and Patricia Hayes. From July 1964.

* Steptoe & Son
Series 1 (11/13) The Lead Man Cometh
The rag and bone men get an irresistible offer. Adapted from TV with Wilfrid Brambell, Harry H Corbett and Leonard Rossiter. From September 1966.

* The Embassy Lark
Series 1 (6/13) A Trip to London
The staff of the British Embassy panic over the expiry of their lease in Tratvia. Stars Derek Francis, Frank Thornton and Francis de Wolff. From April 1966

* Round the Horne
Series 4 (12/16)
Kenneth Horne makes Fleet Street headlines, and calls round to Julian and Sandy's 'Bona Private Detective Agency'. With Kenneth Williams, Hugh Paddick and Betty Marsden. From May 1968.

Produced and scripted by Peter Reed

Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in May 2003.


SAT 12:00 Dangerous Visions (b02yl470)
Jane Rogers - The Testament of Jessie Lamb Omnibus

Made for 4 Extra. Jane Rogers dramatises her award-winning dystopian novel about a teenage girl who decides to save humanity.


SAT 13:15 Baroness Orczy - The Teahouse Detective (b007jmks)
The Edinburgh Mystery

Betrayal and murder is afoot when a worried aunt tackles her nephew, making a new case for the man in the corner. Stars Bernard Hepton.


SAT 14:00 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.


SAT 14:30 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.


SAT 15:00 An Hour With Ned Sherrin (b00yk21p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SAT 16:00 The Mystery of Charles Dickens (b007jvp1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 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.


SAT 18:00 Fear on 4 (b007jqbb)
Series 4

Life Line

The Man in Black introduces a tale about modern technology and a chatline where the callers are on hold forever...

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

Starring Nicholas Murchie as Ryan and Edward de Souza as the Man in Black. With Jonathan Tafler as Colin, Moir Leslie as Susan, Federay Holmes as Belinda, Ann Windsor as the Life Line Operator. Matthew Morgan as Engineer and Kate Binchy, Julian Rhind-Tutt and Melinda Walker as the Voices.

Written by Stephen Gallagher.
Producer: Martin Jenkins
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1993.


SAT 18:30 Robert Holmes - Aliens in the Mind (b007jltj)
2. Hurried Exodus

On the Isle of Luig, Lark and Cornelius are certain the death of Dr Hugh Dexter was no accident. From his research notes, they diagnose a mysterious island sickness.

The key to the mystery seems to be an apparently simple-minded 18-year-old, Flora Kiery...

Starring Peter Cushing and Vincent Price.

Written by Rene Basilico from an idea by Robert Holmes.

John Cornelius .... Peter Cushing
Curtis Lark .... Vincent Price
Minister Donald Schooler .... Henry Stamper
Shirley Kyle .... Shirley Dixon
Flora Kiery .... Sandra Clarke
Mary .... Irene Sutcliffe
Police Sergeant .... Frazer Carr
Purser .... Andrew Sear

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1977.


SAT 19:00 Comedy Greats (b007jtk4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 Eddie Izzard - Dress to Kill (b007jvxn)
Episode 1

The ingenious stand-up comedian entertains an audience in New York with his hilarious stream of consciousness. From 1998.


SAT 23:00 William Golding - Lord of the Flies (b02yl7vs)
Painted Faces

The boys' hair has grown long and their clothes have begun to fall apart since they first found themselves marooned on a deserted island.

Ralph has been appointed leader and marshalled the others into maintaining a signal fire. But a faction of boys abandon their responsibilities in favour of hunting and his authority is called into question.

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

Ralph . . . . . Finn Bennett
Jack . . . . . Richard Linnell
Piggy . . . . . Kasper Hilton Hille
Simon . . . . . Jack Kane
Maurice . . . . . Barney Herrin
Sam . . . . . Bradley Shedden
Eric . . . . . Tomi Fry
Roger . . . . . Edward Bracey
Bill . . . . . Gabriel Brody
Littleun . . . . . Isaac Andrews
Mother . . . . . Stephanie Racine
Narrator . . . . . Ruth Wilson

Director: Sasha Yevtushenko

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2013.


SAT 23:30 Ian Rankin - Rebus (b007jqm7)
Death Is Not the End

Episode 2

The hard-nosed cop is offered a bribe to halt his investigations into an old sweetheart's missing son. Read by Douglas Henshall.



SUNDAY 23 JUNE 2013

SUN 00:00 Fear on 4 (b007jqbb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 00:30 Robert Holmes - Aliens in the Mind (b007jltj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 An Hour With Ned Sherrin (b00yk21p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:00 Dangerous Visions (b02yl470)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 on Saturday]


SUN 03:15 Baroness Orczy - The Teahouse Detective (b007jmks)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:15 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 The Mystery of Charles Dickens (b007jvp1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 The Write Stuff (b02x5l4q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 George Eliot - Middlemarch Omnibus (b008wcq0)
Episode 1

Made for 4 Extra. Dorothea Brooke yearns to right society's wrongs in 1830s England. Then Dr Lydgate arrives. Stars Roger Allam and Candida Benson.


SUN 07:15 Strange Weather Days (b00fss8m)
Series 2

Peasouper

Meteorologist Helen Young recalls how thousands were killed by London's deadly smog of December 1952.


SUN 07:30 Linda Smith's A Brief History of Timewasting (b007js92)
Series 1

East End Mafia

Linda gets her neighbour's Jack the Ripper letters authenticated and falls foul of the dodgy East End Mafia, headed by the elusive and notorious Don Estelle.

Comedy series written by and starring Linda Smith.

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

Other parts played by Jeremy Hardy.

Special guest star: Don Estelle.

With Peter Donaldson as the radio announcer and Colin Sell at the piano.

Producer: Lucy Armitage

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2001.


SUN 08:00 Floggit's (b00d06hc)
From 02/11/1956

Village shopkeepers Gert and Daisy prepare for a Bonfire Night party.

Starring Elsie and Doris Waters as Gert and Daisy.

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

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: Bill Gates

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in November 1956.


SUN 08:30 The Men from the Ministry (b011f3pf)
The Foolproof Fool

Lamb finds his true vocation - but how will he cope with his big opportunity?

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 Michelle Magorian - Back Home (b010x9qg)
Episode 1

Wartime evacuee Rusty returns to Britain with an American accent, and meets a mother she doesn't recognise. Stars Mary Wimbush.


SUN 09:30 Louisa May Alcott - Good Wives (b008czt5)
The First Wedding

Amy has grand hopes for an upmarket social gathering. Sequel to Little Women stars Buffy Davis, Jemma Redgrave and Gayle Hunnicutt.


SUN 10:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b02yngr1)
Ladies of Letters

Rumer Godden

4 Extra Debut. From Ellington to Liszt, novelist Rumer Godden shares her second castaway choices with Sue Lawley. From October 1996.


SUN 10:45 Fay Weldon Stories (b007k04g)
Living By the Small Print

A penny-pinching young woman with an eye for a bargain begins to realise the consequences. Read by Rebecca Front.


SUN 11:00 It's a Funny Business (b02yp00h)
Molly Weir

4 Extra Debut. Famed for Life With the Lyons, Rentaghost and cleaning floors, the Scottish actress chats to Mike Craig. From November 1988.


SUN 11:30 Miles Jupp - By Jove Carruthers! (b00k8lg1)
Miles Jupp goes in search of the real Carruthers, the character who inspired a thousand silly quips and cod Edwardian accents. At least seven different Carruthers crop up in Edwardian boys' tales, but who exactly was he, what did he do, and how did he assume such a strange kind of posthumous fame?

Miles finds out about the Carruthers who appears in the Sherlock Holmes short story The Adventure of the Solitary Cyclist and the one which narrates Erskine Childers' 1903 spy novel The Riddle of the Sands.


SUN 12:00 George Eliot - Middlemarch Omnibus (b008wcq0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SUN 13:15 Strange Weather Days (b00fss8m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today]


SUN 13:30 Morse (b007k4jl)
Last Seen Wearing

Inspector Morse is reluctant to take over an old missing person case from a dead colleague, but murder is Morse's speciality and the case soon has complications.

Stars John Shrapnel as Morse and Robert Glenister as Lewis

First published in 1976, Colin Dexter's second Morse crime novel dramatised by Guy Meredith.

Inspector Morse ...... John Shrapnel
Sergeant Lewis ...... Robert Glenister
Donald Philipson ...... Miles Anderson
Sheila Philipson ...... Melinda Walker
Gwen Taylor ...... Frances Jeater
George Taylor ...... Donald Sumpter
Valerie Taylor ...... Tamsin Greig
Reginald Baines ...... Terence Edmond
Chief Supt. Strange ...... John Hartley
Mrs Ainley ...... Auriol Smith
John McGuire ..... Paul Panting
Sergeant Dickson ..... Lyndam Gregory
David Acum ...... David Jarvis
Joe ...... James Taylor
Versatile Vera ...... Emily Woof
Police Surgeon ...... Don McCorkindale
Sergeant Onslow ...... Michael Onslow
Radio 3 announcer ...... Catriona Young

Theme music by Wilfredo Acosta.

Director: Ned Chaillet

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1994.


SUN 15:00 Floggit's (b00d06hc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 15:30 The Men from the Ministry (b011f3pf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 16:00 Mel's Mix: The Best of The 4 O'Clock Show (b02yp6rp)
Mel Giedroyc with happy hens, Paul O'Grady's home remedies, hula dancers and lost moon rocks. An eclectic collection, that's the best of this week's 4 O'Clock Show.


SUN 17:00 Michelle Magorian - Back Home (b010x9qg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SUN 17:30 Louisa May Alcott - Good Wives (b008czt5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


SUN 18:00 Nevil Shute - On the Beach (b0120ykk)
Episode 1

In the aftermath of a nuclear war, a deadly radioactive cloud is moving slowly towards Australia. Stars Claudia Harrison.


SUN 19:00 It's a Funny Business (b02yp00h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 19:30 Miles Jupp - By Jove Carruthers! (b00k8lg1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:30 today]


SUN 20:00 Floggit's (b00d06hc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 20:30 The Men from the Ministry (b011f3pf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b02yngr1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


SUN 21:45 Fay Weldon Stories (b007k04g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today]


SUN 22:00 Linda Smith's A Brief History of Timewasting (b007js92)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 22:30 As Told To Craig Brown (b00b7qs7)
Episode 1

Craig Brown introduces a mixture of satire, social observation and nonsense.

Narrated by Juliet Stevenson and Steve Wright.

With John Humphrys, Ronni Ancona, Jon Culshaw, Lewis MacLeod, Ewan Bailey and Margaret Cabourn-Smith.

Producer: Victoria Lloyd

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2008.


SUN 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b036l9sz)
For two hours, six nights a week, the Comedy Club offers the best laughs around. Plus more from Arthur Smith's chat with Benny Boot.


SUN 23:00 Goodness Gracious Me (b008x8fx)
Series 1

Episode 1

The teenage Bhangramuffins are DJing, the Maharisha Yogi is lecturing - and the hungry comedy team go for an 'English'.

Stars Sanjeev Bhaskar, Kulvinder Ghir, Nitin Sawhney, Meera Syal and Nina Wadia.

Gold Winner of the Sony Radio Academy Awards. The sketch comedy show originally ran on BBC Radio 4 from 1996 to 1998, later transferring to TV on BBC Two from 1998 to 2001.

Scripted by Sharat Sardana, Richard Pinto and the cast.

Produced by Gareth Edwards and Anil Gupta.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1996.


SUN 23:30 Rudy's Rare Records (b00nfqzj)
Series 2

Daddy Cool

When his teenage son won't be seen in public with him, Adam is determined to prove that he's got what it takes to be cool.

And his elderly dad, Rudy, is on hand to give some unexpected advice.

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

Adam ...... Lenny Henry
Rudy ...... Larrington Walker
Richie ...... Joe Jacobs
Tasha ...... Natasha Godfrey
Clifton ...... Jeffery Kissoon
Doreen ...... Claire Benedict
DJ Karel ...... Andrew Brooke
Tunde ...... Femi Elufowoju
Rapper ...... Doc Brown.

Additional material by Doc Brown and Leah Chillery.

Producer: Lucy Armitage

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2009.



MONDAY 24 JUNE 2013

MON 00:00 Nevil Shute - On the Beach (b0120ykk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b02yngr1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


MON 01:45 Fay Weldon Stories (b007k04g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]


MON 02:00 It's a Funny Business (b02yp00h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:30 Miles Jupp - By Jove Carruthers! (b00k8lg1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:30 on Sunday]


MON 03:00 Floggit's (b00d06hc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Sunday]


MON 03:30 Morse (b007k4jl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:30 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Michelle Magorian - Back Home (b010x9qg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 Louisa May Alcott - Good Wives (b008czt5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 Hercule Poirot (b007k1vw)
Three Act Tragedy

Episode 1

Hercule Poirot, his amateur detective acquaintance Mr Satterthwaite, and the distinguished Harley Street nerve specialist Sir Bartholomew Strange, are amongst the guests at a weekend party being given by the celebrated actor Sir Charles Cartwright at his clifftop house in Cornwall.

On the first evening after their arrival there is a cocktail party - at which an elderly clergyman, who's only had a sip of dry martini, falls dead. Was it through natural causes - or could it be murder?

Starring John Moffatt as Hercule Poirot.

Agatha Christie's 1935 novel dramatised in five parts by Michael Bakewell

Hercule Poirot......................................................John Moffatt
Mr Satterthwaite................................................George Cole
Sir Charles Cartwright......................................Michael Cochrane
Sir Bartholomew Strange................................Clive Merrison
Lady Mary Lytton Gore....................................Pauline Jamieson
Hermione 'Egg' Lytton Gore..........................Beth Chalmers
Cynthia Dacres....................................................Paula Jacobs
Muriel Wills..........................................................Elizabeth Proud
Oliver Manders..................................................Carl Prekopp
Miss Milray..........................................................Helen Longworth
The Rev Babbington.......................................Peter Marinker

Director: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2002.


MON 06:30 Paul Temple (b00rm4xk)
Paul Temple and the Gilbert Case

4. La Mortella

Hot on the heels of a tip from Peter Galino, the debonair sleuth and wife Steve head to London's La Mortella club to hunt down clues.

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
Sir Graham Forbes …. Lester Mudditt
Lynne Ferguson …. Peggy Hassard
Lance Reynolds …. Richard Williams
Louis Fabian …. Olaf Olsen
Waiter …. Arthur Lawrence

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.


MON 07:00 Double Income, No Kids Yet (b00dyydg)
Series 1

Episode 4

April Prescott is looking for love, Katie is waiting for her baby to finally arrive and Daniel and Lucy are waiting for the day they will all leave them in peace.

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

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

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

Producer: Liz Anstee

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2001.


MON 07:30 Just a Minute (b02x66zz)
Series 66

Episode 5

Nicholas Parsons hosts without hesitation, repetition or deviation with panellists; Tony Hawks, Roy Walker, Fred MacAulay and Gyles Brandreth. This edition comes from the City of Culture Derry, Londonderry.

Producer: Katie Tyrrell.


MON 08:00 Round the Horne (b00l2mcd)
Series 2

Episode 12

A deadly doctor returns, Rambling Syd Rumpo sings of courting, while celebrity wannabe Kenneth Horne gets some bona advice from Julian and Sandy.

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

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

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

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

Producer: John Simmonds

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in May 1966.


MON 08:30 Brothers in Law (b007k1xl)
Series 2

Polite Notice

Parking his car lands bungling barrister Roger in a jam.

Starring Richard Briers as Roger Thursby, John Glyn-Jones as Grimes, Julia Lockwood as Sally, Bridget Armstrong as Joy, David Jason as Bannister, Gerald Cross as the Judge.

Others parts by Sean Arnold and Douglas Blackwell.

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! (b00x97hy)
Series 6

Gone Fishing

On a fishing trip to Spiggy Lakes with long suffering friends, Sally, Geoffrey and Wilf, things start to go awry for Arthur after he 'finds' a rowing boat.

He thinks may give him the edge in their £5.10 per head sweepstake based on who will catch the most fish, and sets out into the lake unaccompanied.

Cast:
Steve Delaney
Alastair Kerr
Dave Mounfield
Mel Giedroyc

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? (b00rxf3w)
Lobster Thermidor

Sarah's first experience of internet dating has gone horribly wrong, but undeterred she continues to use the site, and receives a proposal from a high court judge to go out and eat lobster thermidor with him. Meanwhile her ex-schoolfriend, Tania, is treating her less like a friend and more like some sort of hired servant; she is instructed to look after a consignment of pedigree cats that Tania proposes to sell at a huge profit. Some relief comes in the form of an unexpected visit from her two self-centred but irrepressible nieces Lucy and Ellie. The second episode of a comedy drama by Charlotte Cory starring Henry Goodman and Lia Williams.

Cast:
Sarah ... Lia Williams
Malcolm - and all Sarah's internet dates ... Henry Goodman
Mother ... Miriam Margolyes
Tania ... Frances Barber
Lucy ... Eleanor Butters
Ellie ... Hayley Roberts
Susie ... Elyse Blemmings

Sound Design: Lucinda Mason Brown
Original Music: David Chilton

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


MON 10:00 Charles Dickens - Great Expectations (b00g2glr)
Episode 1

Young orphan Pip's life is changed forever when he is surprised by an escaped convict. Stars Maggie Steed and Douglas Hodge.


MON 11:00 Come Away, Come Away! (b00s6t4p)
Daredevil, by Michael Morpurgo

A reckless challenge leads to a dark discovery in a tale of nature and brotherhood.

James Bryce reads 'Daredevil' by Michael Morpurgo.

Produced by Eilidh McCreadie.

To mark 150 years since author J M Barrie was born, birth, three leading writers for young people contribute 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.

Award-winning author and former Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo has written over 100 books including 'The Wreck of the Zanzibar' and 'Kensuke's Kingdom'. The stage production of his 2007 novel, 'War Horse' has just transferred to the West End after an award-winning run at the National Theatre.


MON 11:15 Loose Ends (b02xyl3x)
Grayson Perry, Simon Russell Beale, Ruth Goodman, Jen Brister, Scottee, Tom Odell, JP Cooper

Clive enjoys A Dance to the Music of Time with award-winning actor Simon Russell Beale, currently starring in Harold Pinter's 'The Hothouse'. It's Christmas Day in a state-run mental institution where inmates are subjected to a tirade of mindless cruelty. A maniacal leader breeds a contagion of hierarchical savagery amongst his staff, who thrive on a noxious diet of delusion and deceit. It's at London's Trafalgar Studios until Saturday 3rd August.
We step back in time with Ruth Goodman, whose new book 'How To Be A Victorian' gets under the skin of 19th century life. How did it feel to drink beer for breakfast and clean your teeth with cuttlefish? Ruth charts the gritty details, the small necessities and tricks of living.
Scottee also turns back time with stand-up comedian Jen Brister, who learnt from Radio 4's Woman's Hour that before you can look into the future you must go back into the past. The result is 'Jen Brister: Now & Then' - a hilarious series of anecdotes, from her childhood to the present. It's at Soho Theatre, Upstairs on Saturday 22nd June at 19.15.
Clive enjoys life's rich tapestry with Turner Prize-winning artist Grayson Perry, whose latest work explores his fascination with taste and the visual story it tells of our interior lives, in a series of tapestries. Grayson goes on a safari amongst the taste tribes of Britain, literally weaving the characters he meets into a narrative. Grayson Perry's 'The Vanity of Small Differences' is on display in Sunderland Museum from Friday 28th June to Sunday 29th September.
With a musical love-in from rising star Tom Odell, who performs 'Another Love' from his album 'Long Way Down'.
And from soulful singer-songwriter JP Cooper, who performs 'Oh The Water' from 'EP3'

Producer: Sukey Firth.


MON 12:00 Round the Horne (b00l2mcd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 Brothers in Law (b007k1xl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 Hercule Poirot (b007k1vw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 Paul Temple (b00rm4xk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 George Eliot - Middlemarch (b008wf96)
A Bad Bet

Fred Vincy struggles with his debts, and Dorothea finds her marriage under strain. Stars Robert Glenister and Caroline Martin.


MON 14:15 Life at 24 Frames a Second (b00xw155)
Happy Endings

Escaping into the world of flickering dreams, finding happiness over the rainbow, and realizing that everything is going to be all right in the end is one of cinema's most powerful allures. But is the chase more appealing than the pay off?

Critic and writer David Thomson goes in search of happiness on the big screen in his personal history of cinema.

Producer: Mark Burman.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2011.


MON 14:30 Tarka the Otter by Henry Williamson (b007k05g)
1. Little Water Wanderer

The birth and the beginning of an eventful cubhood in the Devon countryside - seen through the eyes of a young otter.

Nicholas Farrell reads Henry Williamson's classic tale of otter life, first published in 1927.

Abridged in five episodes by Sally Marmion.

Producer: Elizabeth Allard

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2002.


MON 14:45 Sissinghurst: An Unfinished History (b010n1c8)
Childhood

Adam Nicolson's story of the popular British garden, started in 1932 by grandparents Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson.


MON 15:00 Charles Dickens - Great Expectations (b00g2glr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b02yzzzf)
Mel Giedroyc explores the history of tennis in British society and visits the nerve centre of Wimbledon - the computer room. Plus, just why is the sky blue?


MON 17:00 Flying the Flag (b009r202)
Series 2

The Bread and Butter

A mystery body strains the Republic's spirit of glasnost at the British Embassy – where many more British tourists are finding their way here than in the past...

Alex Shearer's Eastern bloc embassy sitcom.

Starring Dinsdale Landen as HM Ambassador Mackenzie, Peter Acre as William Frost, Moir Leslie as Helen Waterson, Stephen Greif as the United States Ambassador, Christopher Benjamin as Colonel Surikov and Stephen Rashbrook as Harris.

Producer: Pete Atkin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1988.


MON 17:30 Double Income, No Kids Yet (b00dyydg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 18:00 James Follett - The Destruction Factor (b007k4lg)
The Seeds of Creation

Ralph Exon - working for an international fertiliser corporation - has created a new strain of plant: a mutation which he hopes will bring relief to the famine-ridden countries of the world.

It's an innocent-looking plant. But in that plant, known as the Exon strain, there also lurks the Destruction Factor...

James Follett’s sci-fi thriller in six-parts starring TP McKenna.

Max Flinders ...... TP McKenna
Denise Exon ...... Rosalind Adams
Howard Rogers ...... Paul Copley
Ralph Exon ...... Clifford Rose
Balfour ...... Peter Wickham
Garrard ...... Rod Beacham
Ted Downes ...... Bruce Beeby
Kathy Downes ...... Joan Matheson
Milly ...... Karen Archer
Anne ...... Christine Absalom
Harriet ...... Debby Cumming

Producer: David Spencer

First broadcast as 2 x 90 minute plays on BBC Radio 4 in March 1978.


MON 18:30 MR James (b007jtcn)
MR James: Ghost Stories

Canon Alberic's Scrapbook

A collector of antiquities finds a priceless ancient book. But something evil lies within its pages. Read by Benjamin Whitrow.


MON 18:45 Elspeth Davie - A Collection of Bones (b012ylq3)
Allergy

Caledonian creepiness, as Scottish writer Elspeth Davie spins a strange yarn of ovulatory revenge. Read by Edith Macarthur.


MON 19:00 Round the Horne (b00l2mcd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 Brothers in Law (b007k1xl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 Hercule Poirot (b007k1vw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 Paul Temple (b00rm4xk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 Come Away, Come Away! (b00s6t4p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:15 Loose Ends (b02xyl3x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


MON 22:00 Just a Minute (b02x66zz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! (b00x97hy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 23:00 The Now Show (b02x9f5h)
Series 40

Episode 6

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


MON 23:30 And Now in Colour (b007jvy6)
Series 2

The Grand Tour

The sketch show team take their audience on a luxury excursion to London.

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 25 JUNE 2013

TUE 00:00 James Follett - The Destruction Factor (b007k4lg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 MR James (b007jtcn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 00:45 Elspeth Davie - A Collection of Bones (b012ylq3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:45 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 Hercule Poirot (b007k1vw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 Paul Temple (b00rm4xk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! (b00x97hy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 Thinking of Leaving Your Husband? (b00rxf3w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 Charles Dickens - Great Expectations (b00g2glr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 Come Away, Come Away! (b00s6t4p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:15 Loose Ends (b02xyl3x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 Flying the Flag (b009r202)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 Double Income, No Kids Yet (b00dyydg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 Hercule Poirot (b007k1x7)
Three Act Tragedy

Episode 2

Hercule Poirot is now on the Riviera in Monte Carlo, but death appears to be following him.

1935 novel by Agatha Christie dramatized by Michael Bakewell

Hercule Poirot......................................................John Moffatt
Mr Satterthwaite..................................................George Cole
Sir Charles Cartwright........................................Michael Cochrane
Hermione 'Egg' Lytton Gore............................Beth Chalmers
Colonel Johnson...................................................John Baddeley
Supt Crossfield......................................................Martin Hyder
Mrs Leckie................................................................Kathleen Helme
Little Boy...................................................................Tom Glenister

Directed by Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2002.


TUE 06:30 Paul Temple (b00rmxpm)
Paul Temple and the Gilbert Case

5. That Good Old Intuition

With Lynn Ferguson missing - the suave sleuth heads off to question the owner of the La Mortella club, Louis Fabian.

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
Sir Graham Forbes …. Lester Mudditt
Charlie …. James Beattie
Lynn Ferguson …. Peggy Hassard
Wilfred Stirling …. Charles Leno
Louis Fabian …. Olaf Olsen
Peter Galino …. Robert Tietty
Detective Inspector Kingston …. Duncan McIntyre
Miss White …. Elizabeth London

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 Temple's help with his latest tricky case.

Producer: Martyn C. Webster

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in 1954.


TUE 07:00 The Million Pound Radio Show (b007k3p9)
Series 4

Episode 5

The secret of Stonehenge, and the day truth broke out. Andy Hamilton and Nick Revell's sharp humour, with Felicity Montagu. From April 1989.


TUE 07:30 The Castle (b01j8gyl)
Series 4

Highlights and Twilights

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

The village of Woodstock receives two mysterious visitors - one deathly pale and one deathly orange. Meanwhile, Lady Anne meets the love that dare not speak its name and Sir John meets the love that can speak its name but can't pronounce it properly

Sir John Woodstock James Fleet
Sir William De Warenne Neil Dudgeon
Lady Anne Woodstock Martha Howe-Douglas
Cardinal Duncan Jonathan Kydd
Lady Charlotte Ingrid Oliver
Master Henry Woodstock Steven Kynman
Bates Lewis Macleod

with special guest
Amy De Childs Jess Robinson

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


TUE 08:00 The Goon Show (b007jlcp)
Series 5

The Dreaded Batter Pudding Hurler of Bexhill-on-Sea

Constable Neddie Seagoon sets out to apprehend Minnie and Henry's Sussex assailant. Stars Spike Milligan. From October 1954.


TUE 08:30 Jim the Great (b02zbzxb)
Series 2

Joust in Time

To settle a debt, the moustachioed monarch challenges a bloodthirsty Viking to a duel. Stars Jimmy Edwards. From September 1979.


TUE 09:00 The Now Show (b02x9f5h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:30 Will Smith's Midlife Crisis Management (b00grsdt)
Episode 6

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

Will tackles his lack of success with women with the help of Ed, an American love guru.

Will ...... Will Smith
Peter ...... Roger Allam
Ed ...... Simon Greenall
Girlfriend ...... Jill Cardo
First date ...... Janice Acquah
Second date ...... Donnla Hughes
Third date ...... Dan Starkey
Waiter ...... Roger Drew.


TUE 10:00 Charles Dickens - Great Expectations (b00g2cn4)
Episode 2

As Pip grows older, his prospects slowly improve. But Estella remains proud. Maggie Steed and Douglas Hodge star in Dickens' dark tale.


TUE 11:00 Come Away, Come Away! (b00s6t4r)
The Beautiful Freedom Cage by Julie Bertagna

Alam travels from his desolate mountain community to the glittering promise of Europe, where he hopes to learn the true meaning of freedom.

Laura Smales reads 'The Beautiful Freedom Cage' by Julie Bertagna.

Produced by Eilidh McCreadie.

To mark 150 years since author J M Barrie's birth, three leading writers for young people contribute 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.

Julie Bertagna writes for children and young adults and will shortly publish the final part of her acclaimed Savage Earth saga, 'Aurora'. She has been shortlisted for the Whitbread Children's Book award and the Blue Peter Book Awards.


TUE 11:15 Sherlock Holmes (b007k1w4)
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

A Scandal in Bohemia

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's great detective traces a compromising photo, but meets his match in Irene Adler. Stars Clive Merrison.


TUE 12:00 The Goon Show (b007jlcp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 Jim the Great (b02zbzxb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 Hercule Poirot (b007k1x7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 Paul Temple (b00rmxpm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 George Eliot - Middlemarch (b008wmnk)
Waiting for Death

Dr Lydgate attends the poorly Reverend Casaubon, and Fred's debts trouble the Garth family. Stars Ron Cook and William Gaunt.


TUE 14:15 Life at 24 Frames a Second (b00xw272)
The Last Flight

Flight begins almost at the same moment as the motion picture camera cranks into life and many of its early directors had themselves taken to the air to experience the tumult of the clouds.

Flying on film, the camera swooping through space, promise escape. It is close to a dream. The dream of total immersion as we enter the screen and lose ourselves, perhaps forever.

Critic and writer David Thomson nears the end of his journey through the power of cinema.

Producer: Mark Burman.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2011.


TUE 14:30 Tarka the Otter by Henry Williamson (b007k06r)
2. Confused and Alone

The young cub becomes confused when his mother abandons him, but a new friend awaits.

Nicholas Farrell reads Henry Williamson's classic tale of otter life, first published in 1927.

Abridged in five episodes by Sally Marmion.

Producer: Elizabeth Allard

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2002.


TUE 14:45 Sissinghurst: An Unfinished History (b010n4n3)
Family

Adam Nicolson recalls life at the famous Kent garden. His mother leaves the family home, and tourism takes over from farming.


TUE 15:00 Charles Dickens - Great Expectations (b00g2cn4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b02zc14c)
Author Terry Pratchett talks about his early writing career, plus Mel finds out how the tennis scoring system came about, and explores the history of The Diary of Anne Frank.


TUE 17:00 For Better or for Worse (b00tp6h4)
Series 2

Episode 6

When her mother inherits money, can Iris and fiance Bernard stop her from being swindled? Stars Gorden Kaye and Su Pollard. From January 1995.


TUE 17:30 The Million Pound Radio Show (b007k3p9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 18:00 James Follett - The Destruction Factor (b007k4mr)
The Devil's Harvest

As fires erupt - why is Ralph Exon's new plant strain mutation growing so rapidly?

James Follett’s sci-fi thriller starring TP McKenna.

Max Flinders ...... TP McKenna
Denise Exon ...... Rosalind Adams
Howard Rogers ...... Paul Copley
Ralph Exon ...... Clifford Rose
DI Balfour ...... Peter Wickham
Commander ...... Rod Beacham
Nurse ...... Joan Matheson
Voice in Climatorium ...... Jennifer Piercey

Producer: David Spencer

First broadcast as 2 x 90 minute plays on BBC Radio 4 in March 1978.


TUE 18:30 MR James (b007jtfj)
MR James: Ghost Stories

Lost Hearts

A young orphan is given a home by his elderly cousin. But how hospitable is the old man? Read by Benjamin Whitrow.


TUE 18:45 Elspeth Davie - A Collection of Bones (b012ylrg)
The Swans

Staff in a paint shop start seeing mortality in a row of houses. It has a melancholic effect on sales. Read by Edith MacArthur. From January 2002.


TUE 19:00 The Goon Show (b007jlcp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 Jim the Great (b02zbzxb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 Hercule Poirot (b007k1x7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 Paul Temple (b00rmxpm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 Come Away, Come Away! (b00s6t4r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 21:15 Sherlock Holmes (b007k1w4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


TUE 22:00 The Castle (b01j8gyl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 Father Figure (b01bl4fb)
People Carrying

New family sitcom written by and starring Irish comedian Jason Byrne. Tom Whyte and his family are on their way to a wedding. It's all going well until they hit a traffic jam. Before long traffic laws are being broken; the rescue services are on their way and there's a few surprises waiting for them in the lay-by.

Tom Whyte.... Jason Byrne
Elaine Whyte.... Lucy Montgomery
Dylan Whyte .... Dominic Applewhite
Mary Whyte.... Pauline McLynn
Pat Whyte.... Dermot Crowley
Roddy.... Michael Smiley

Producer.... Julia McKenzie.


TUE 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b02zc2vy)
For two hours, six nights a week, the Comedy Club offers the best laughs around. Plus, Peacock and Gamble speak to Matt Lucas.


TUE 23:00 Fags, Mags and Bags (b00r7kys)
Series 3

Bacon Punctuation

The hit Radio 4 series 'Fags, Mags & Bags' returns to the airwaves of Radio 4 with more shop based shenanigans and over the counter philosophy, courtesy of Ramesh Mahju and his trusty sidekick Dave.

Written by and starring Donald Mcleary and Sanjeev Kohli - 'Fags, Mags & Bags' has proved a hit with the Radio 4 audience with the show also collecting a Sony nomination and a Writers' Guild award in 2008. This series features guest appearances from Sylvester McCoy (7th Doctor Who) and Ron Donachie (Titanic).

In this episode the future of the shop's much loved Wall of Crisps comes under threat after someone from the EU visits the shop. The wall is contravening European Crisp regulations by stocking corn and maize based snacks alongside potato based 'crisps' and has to be dismantled which causes outrage amongst the Lenzidens.

Cast:
Ramesh ...... Sanjeev Kohli
Dave ...... Donald Mcleary
Sanjay ...... Omar Raza
Alok ...... Susheel Kumar
Father Henderson ...... Gerard Kelly
Ted ...... Gavin Mitchell
Mutton Jeff ...... Sean Scanlan
Jeff Etc ...... Steven McNicoll
Hilly ...... Kate Brailsford
Mr Hepworth ...... Tom Urie

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


TUE 23:30 Self-Storage (b01gykv4)
Series 1

Job Hunting

Living in a storage unit and separated from his wife, Dave tries to get his life back on track by getting a job.

But help from fellow Storage Garden tenant Geoff means it's harder than he expected...

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.

Producer: Ed Morrish

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2007.


TUE 23:45 Guy Browning's Small Talk (b0076mv2)
Series 2

How to Kiss

The writer enumerates the many and varied methods of engendering facial contact, and where it might lead. From August 2004.



WEDNESDAY 26 JUNE 2013

WED 00:00 James Follett - The Destruction Factor (b007k4mr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 MR James (b007jtfj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 00:45 Elspeth Davie - A Collection of Bones (b012ylrg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:45 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 Hercule Poirot (b007k1x7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 Paul Temple (b00rmxpm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 The Now Show (b02x9f5h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


WED 02:30 Will Smith's Midlife Crisis Management (b00grsdt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 Charles Dickens - Great Expectations (b00g2cn4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 Come Away, Come Away! (b00s6t4r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:15 Sherlock Holmes (b007k1w4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 For Better or for Worse (b00tp6h4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 The Million Pound Radio Show (b007k3p9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 Hercule Poirot (b007k1yj)
Three Act Tragedy

Episode 3

Hercule Poirot re-enters the mystery deaths investigation, to the relief of all involved.

1935 Agatha Christie novel dramatized by Michael Bakewell

Hercule Poirot.................................................John Moffat
Mr Satterthwaite............................................George Cole
Sir Charles Cartwright..................................Michael Cochrane
Lady Mary Lytton Gore................................Pauline Jamieson
Hermione 'Egg' Lytton Gore......................Beth Chalmers
Mrs Babbington..............................................Patricia Scott
Oliver Manders................................................Carl Prekopp

Directed by Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2002.


WED 06:30 Paul Temple (b00rq27n)
Paul Temple and the Gilbert Case

6. A Warning from Miss Wayne

Lynn Ferguson recounts her ordeal of being kidnapped - while suave sleuth Paul Temple gets some drunken advice from Betty Wayne.

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
Lynn Ferguson …. Peggy Hassard
Charlie …. James Beattie
Sir Graham Forbes …. Lester Mudditt
Detective Inspector Kingston …. Duncan McIntyre
Betty Wayne …. Grizelda Hervey
Lance Reynolds …. Richard Williams
Dan Priestley …. Cyril Shaps
Wilfred Stirling …. Charles Leno
Louis Fabian …. Olaf Olsen

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 Temple's help with his latest tricky case.

Producer: Martyn C. Webster

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in 1954.


WED 07:00 The Attractive Young Rabbi (b007k1vv)
Series 2

The Bar Mitzvah

Three rabbis at one party sparks a possible recipe for disaster.

Barry Grossman’s comedy-drama about the collision between the old and the new in the Jewish community of Hillfield.

Rabbi Abraham Fine ...... David De Keyser
Rabbi Su Jacobs ...... Tracy-Ann Oberman
Sadie Fine ...... Doreen Mantle
Melv ...... Henry Goodman
Brian ...... Jonathan Kydd
Su’s Mum ...... Sheila Steafel
Colin ...... Eric Meyers
Doctor ...... Christopher Rowe

Music: Max Harris.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2000.


WED 07:30 Shedtown (b011znlc)
Series 1

Storm

A layer-cake of disaster threatens the creosoted community. And where's Colin?

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
Petshop Owner ...... 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 (b00t1bnk)
Series 3

Hancock's Hair

Paranoid over going bald, the lad pays a visit to Maison James

Starring Tony Hancock.

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

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

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

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in January 1956.


WED 08:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00df6ls)
Series 6

Episode 6

The great Sir Ruddy Shame - and the Ghost of McMuckle Manse.

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

Written by Simon Brett, Derek Farmer, Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie.

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

Music and songs by 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 (b007jnbk)
Winston in Love

Happy Days in Cawnpore

Winston declares his love for Nancy. He even asks her to marry him. But is this just a ploy to get rid of her new suitor, Roland?

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

Director: Shaun MacLoughlin.

First broadcast on BBC Radio in January 1991.


WED 09:30 In the Chair (b007jq8n)
Episode 6

Maverick hack George Cragge is certain he knows the killer's identity. Meanwhile, who will be the BBC's next director-general?

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 Charles Dickens - Great Expectations (b00g3795)
Episode 3

Pip leaves his old life and heads to London for a reunion with an old chum. John Shrapnel and Douglas Hodge star in Dickens' dark tale.


WED 11:00 Defining Moments (b01930jj)
Series 2

The Lost Weekend

By Hugo Kelly. A single woman gets away for a weekend. Read by Katherine Parkinson.


WED 11:15 Sherlock Holmes (b007k1xh)
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

The Red-Headed League

The detective investigates why a pawnbroker is paid four sovereigns a week to copy out an encyclopaedia. Stars Clive Merrison.


WED 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b00t1bnk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00df6ls)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 Hercule Poirot (b007k1yj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 Paul Temple (b00rq27n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 George Eliot - Middlemarch (b008wzxz)
The Will

Fred has hopes for an inheritance, and busy Dr Lydgate has problems of his own. Stars Caroline Martin and Tom Goodman-Hill.


WED 14:15 Life at 24 Frames a Second (b00xw5mw)
Fade to Black

As his highly idiosyncratic journey through the power and magic of cinema comes to a close - film critic and writer David Thomson considers whether, under the relentless spread of visual media, and in the age of instant delivery, the dream palaces are places to dream anymore?

Producer: Mark Burman.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2011.


WED 14:30 Tarka the Otter by Henry Williamson (b007jvc4)
3. First Winter

As the winter storms arrive in Devon, fish are increasingly hard to find through the ice.

Nicholas Farrell reads Henry Williamson's classic tale of otter life, first published in 1927.

Abridged in five episodes by Sally Marmion.

Producer: Elizabeth Allard

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2002.


WED 14:45 Sissinghurst: An Unfinished History (b010nn2r)
Dealing With the Trust

Reading his account of the famous Kent garden, Adam Nicolson wants to create an organic farm, but others aren't so sure.


WED 15:00 Charles Dickens - Great Expectations (b00g3795)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b02zc9fj)
It's all about accents today - just why do some people sound different to others? Michael Rosen investigates. Plus, Sir Terry Pratchett tells us how he created the Discworld.


WED 17:00 Desmond Olivier Dingle's Compleat Life and Works of William Shakespeare (b007k2q6)
Episode 3

The Royal Dingle Company invites Brian Cox to run a Bard's tragedy masterclass. Stars Patrick Barlow. From September 1995.


WED 17:30 The Attractive Young Rabbi (b007k1vv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 18:00 James Follett - The Destruction Factor (b007k4ny)
The Wings of Azreal

Can a corporation's new plant strain mutation bring relief to famine stricken countries?

James Follett’s sci-fi thriller starring TP McKenna.

Max Flinders ...... TP McKenna
Denise Exon ...... Rosalind Adams
Howard Rogers ...... Paul Copley
Nurse ...... Joan Matheson
Anne ...... Christine Absalom
Blowers ...... Michael Shannon

Producer: David Spencer

First broadcast as 2 x 90 minute plays on BBC Radio 4 in March 1978.


WED 18:30 MR James (b007k1gn)
MR James: Ghost Stories

A School Story

A man recalls spooky events from 1870 involving his old teacher. What is 'the well among the yews'? Read by Benjamin Whitrow.


WED 18:45 Elspeth Davie - A Collection of Bones (b012ymgs)
A Field in Space

An affecting story of 'the fields of the sky', and one expert whose speciality stuns a whole meeting. Read by Crawford Logan. From January 2002.


WED 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b00t1bnk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00df6ls)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 Hercule Poirot (b007k1yj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 Paul Temple (b00rq27n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 Defining Moments (b01930jj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 21:15 Sherlock Holmes (b007k1xh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


WED 22:00 Shedtown (b011znlc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 Chris Addison's Civilization (b00f68lx)
A Sense of Identity

Chris Addison reveals how "culture" gives a civilisation a sense of identity, and Professor Herring tells all about a conference on deckchairs

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 23:00 Revolting People (b00fnrmh)
Series 2

And Yet Even More Trying Times

Samuel is left a fortune by his puritanical Aunt Sybil. But only if his family can fulfil her final wish.

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
Snavely …. Phillip Pope

Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2001.


WED 23:30 The Problem With Adam Bloom (b007qs2d)
Series 1

Mobiles

You can answer a mobile phone anywhere, including a cinema. Should you say anything if somebody does?

Adam Bloom attempts to tackle this tricky situation.

With the help of Rob Rouse , Stefano Paolini and Sarah Kennedy

Written by Adam Bloom.

Producer: Adam Bromley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2003.


WED 23:45 Fabulous (b00j2516)
Series 1

Episode 5

Things are looking up for Faye, with invites to management drinks and her boss's wedding.

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

With:

Olivia Colman
Daisy Haggard
Katy Brand
Adam Buxton
Matthew Holness
Joanna Scanlan
Joanna Neary
Eve Dallas

Music by Osymyso.

Producer: Simon Nicholls

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2007.



THURSDAY 27 JUNE 2013

THU 00:00 James Follett - The Destruction Factor (b007k4ny)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 MR James (b007k1gn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 00:45 Elspeth Davie - A Collection of Bones (b012ymgs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:45 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 Hercule Poirot (b007k1yj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 Paul Temple (b00rq27n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 Winston (b007jnbk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 In the Chair (b007jq8n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 Charles Dickens - Great Expectations (b00g3795)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 Defining Moments (b01930jj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:15 Sherlock Holmes (b007k1xh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 Desmond Olivier Dingle's Compleat Life and Works of William Shakespeare (b007k2q6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 The Attractive Young Rabbi (b007k1vv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 Hercule Poirot (b007k1zt)
Three Act Tragedy

Episode 4

As the murder suspects are investigated, the Belgian sleuth issues an invitation.

1935 Agatha Christie thriller dramatized by Michael Bakewell

Hercule Poirot..............................................John Moffatt
Mr Satterthwaite.........................................George Cole
Sir Charles Cartwright...............................Michael Cochrane
Hermione 'Egg' Lytton Gore..................Beth Chalmers
Muriel Wills...................................................Elizabeth Proud
Oliver Manders............................................Carl Prekopp
Cynthia Dacres............................................Paula Jacobs
Captain Dacres............................................Nigel Anthony
Angela Sutcliffe...........................................Jemma Churchill
Doris, the model.........................................Angela Sims

Directed by Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2002.


THU 06:30 Paul Temple (b00rqjm4)
Paul Temple and the Gilbert Case

7. The Note

Detective Inspector Kingston shares his murder theory with the debonair sleuth - whilst Steve gets a shock.

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
Louis Fabian …. Olaf Olsen
Charlie …. James Beattie
Detective Inspector Kingston …. Duncan McIntyre
Lance Reynolds …. Richard Williams
Betty Wayne …. Grizelda Hervey

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 Temple'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 (b02zfp46)
Series 1

Episode 6

What did Roy and Jane get up to after the concert? What lengths will Dick go to in his attempts to become Frank Sinatra? And will Elsa save Roy's bacon?

Conclusion of Tony Bagley's romantic six-part 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 Jacko, Sue Roderick as Wyn and Melanie Hudson as the Advert Voice-over.

Producer: Paul Schlesinger:

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1993.


THU 07:30 Heresy (b02x98fp)
Series 9

Episode 6

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

Her guests this week are comedians Katy Brand and David Baddiel and television presenter Richard Osman.

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


THU 08:00 Dad's Army (b007jscw)
Series 1

Operation Kilt

Captain Mainwaring's squad is challenged to try and capture the headquarters of the Highland platoon.

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 Godfrey …. Arnold Ridley
Private Pike …. Ian Lavender
Private Frazer …. John Laurie
Captain Ogilvy …. Jack Watson
Mrs Pike …. Pearl Hackney
Announcer …. John Snagge

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1974.


THU 08:30 Take It From Here (b01cj179)
From 23/04/1958

The perils of worker relations in a northern town - and Ron Glum needs a new suit, 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 (b00l1pkk)
Curse of the Pharaoh

Gordon gets so addicted to a computer game that Pam has to get a dog for company.

Sitcom about a couple at odds over running a garden centre and growing older...

Written by Chris Thompson and Peter Reynolds.

Starring Pam Ayres as Pam and Geoffrey Whitehead as Gordon.

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 (b00mrc84)
Series 2

Adam Hart-Davis

Broadcaster, writer and science enthusiast, Adam Hart-Davis quizzes a panel about himself.

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 Charles Dickens - Great Expectations (b00g3g1h)
Episode 4

Herbert knows that Pip cannot get over Estella, but she remains distant. Amanda Redman and Douglas Hodge star in Dickens' dark tale.


THU 11:00 Defining Moments (b01930jz)
Series 2

The Westlink Upgrade

By Colin Carberry. Short stories by Irish writers. A young couple begin to realise they have fallen in love. Read by Ciaran McMenamin.


THU 11:15 Sherlock Holmes (b007k1ys)
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

A Case of Identity

The detective agrees to help locate a missing husband, but can he do so without leaving 221B Baker Street? Stars Clive Merrison.


THU 12:00 Dad's Army (b007jscw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 Take It From Here (b01cj179)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 Hercule Poirot (b007k1zt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 Paul Temple (b00rqjm4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 George Eliot - Middlemarch (b008x3lw)
Private and Public

Mr Brooke gets a lesson in reform politics, and Dorothea shares the secrets of her soul with Ladislaw. Stars Caroline Martin.


THU 14:15 Book of the Week (b00nxd1x)
David Kynaston - Family Britain

All Madly Educative

Dominic West reads from David Kynaston's vivid and intimate history of Britain in the 1950s, drawing on the letters, diaries and memories of well-known and ordinary people.

The Festival of Britain heralds the beginning of the end of austerity.

Abridged by Jane Greenwood.

A Loftus Audio production for BBC Radio 4.


THU 14:30 Tarka the Otter by Henry Williamson (b007jvcb)
4. Prey

Spring arrives in the Devon countryside, with the smell of man and the cry of a she-otter.

Nicholas Farrell reads Henry Williamson's classic tale of otter life, first published in 1927.

Abridged in five episodes by Sally Marmion.

Producer: Elizabeth Allard

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2002.


THU 14:45 Sissinghurst: An Unfinished History (b010nrtr)
Setbacks and Struggles

In his account of the famous Kent garden, Adam Nicolson faces opposition to his plan to return to productive farming.


THU 15:00 Charles Dickens - Great Expectations (b00g3g1h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b02zj234)
Mel Giedroyc hears from the scientists who are printing - yes, printing - a new house in Amsterdam, and finds out why being ambidextrous might help you win at tennis.


THU 17:00 Ballylenon (b007jvg9)
Series 3

Episode 1

It's time for the Tidy Village Competition, but the inevitable factions emerge. Events move on to 1955. Stars TP McKenna. From June 1996.


THU 17:30 The Older Woman (b02zfp46)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 18:00 James Follett - The Destruction Factor (b007jpbg)
Birdstrike

After sparking a plane crash, the deadly Exon plant strain's advancement continues.

James Follett’s sci-fi thriller starring TP McKenna.

Max Flinders ...... TP McKenna
Denise Exon ...... Rosalind Adams
Howard Rogers ...... Paul Copley
Blowers ...... Michael Shannon
Prime Minister ...... Noel Johnson
Shand ...... Gregory de Polnay
Wayne ...... Roy Spencer
Dymond ...... Rod Beacham

Producer: David Spencer

First broadcast as 2 x 90 minute plays on BBC Radio 4 in March 1978.


THU 18:30 MR James (b007k1hw)
MR James: Ghost Stories

The Haunted Dolls' House

Why are the Chittendens so pleased to be rid of their rather splendid miniature mansion? Read by Benjamin Whitrow.


THU 18:45 Elspeth Davie - A Collection of Bones (b012ysn7)
A Collection of Bones

A troubling tale of a man with an obsessive hobby, and what happens when it suddenly comes to an end. Read by Crawford Logan.


THU 19:00 Dad's Army (b007jscw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 Take It From Here (b01cj179)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 Hercule Poirot (b007k1zt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 Paul Temple (b00rqjm4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 Defining Moments (b01930jz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


THU 21:15 Sherlock Holmes (b007k1ys)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


THU 22:00 Heresy (b02x98fp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 The Shuttleworths (b00sjqtq)
Series 5

Wishee Washee Day

John suggests to his neighbour Ken Worthington that he take his wet washing off the line because rain is forecast, but when Ken decides not to heed this warning John, with advice from wife Mary, takes matters into his own hands with disastrous consequences.

The Shuttleworths is written 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 (b007k1n1)
Series 2

The Poison Pen Letters

The elderly Scotsmen investigate who's been snitching with green ink. Stars Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden. From March 2004.


THU 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b02zj23g)
For two hours, six nights a week, the Comedy Club offers the best laughs around. Plus more from Peacock and Gamble's chat with Matt Lucas.


THU 23:00 The Secret World (b012rf47)
Series 2

Episode 5

Prince Charles ends up helping his driver move a sideboard. Jon Culshaw explores famous folk's private lives. From July 2010.


THU 23:30 The Big Booth (b007jrvv)
Series 2: The Big Booth Too

Episode 5

Boothby's script dictatorship is overthrown by the Workers' Collective.

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

With Stephen Frost , Kevin Eldon, Vivienne Soan, Big Al and Antonio Forcione.

Written by Boothby Graffoe and Dave Thompson.

Producer: Lucy Armitage

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2001.



FRIDAY 28 JUNE 2013

FRI 00:00 James Follett - The Destruction Factor (b007jpbg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 MR James (b007k1hw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 00:45 Elspeth Davie - A Collection of Bones (b012ysn7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:45 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 Hercule Poirot (b007k1zt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 Paul Temple (b00rqjm4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 Potting On (b00l1pkk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 The Personality Test (b00mrc84)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 Charles Dickens - Great Expectations (b00g3g1h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 Defining Moments (b01930jz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:15 Sherlock Holmes (b007k1ys)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 Ballylenon (b007jvg9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 The Older Woman (b02zfp46)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 Hercule Poirot (b007k213)
Three Act Tragedy

Episode 5

Just as Hercule Poirot looks set is to solve the murder mystery, there's a fresh death.

Agatha Christie thriller dramatized by Michael Bakewell

Hercule Poirot..................................................John Moffatt
Mr Satterthwaite.............................................George Cole
Sir Charles Cartwright...................................Michael Cochrane
Egg Lytton Gor.................................................Beth Chalmers
Angela Sutcliffe................................................Jemma Churchill
Oliver Manders.................................................Carl Prekopp
Matron,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Natasha Pyne

Director Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2002.


FRI 06:30 Paul Temple (b00rs2dd)
Paul Temple and the Gilbert Case

8. The Guilty Party

Suave sleuth Paul Temple sets up a cocktail party - aiming to solve the case once and for all.

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
Betty Wayne …. Grizelda Hervey
Lance Reynolds …. Richard Williams
Sir Graham Forbes …. Lester Mudditt
Detective Inspector Kingston …. Duncan McIntyre
Louis Fabian …. Olaf Olsen
Wilfred Stirling …. Charles Leno
Detective Sergeant Johnson …. Alec Ross

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 Temple'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 (b0148r4n)
Progress Is Power

'Difficult Day? C'mon, smile it all away!'

Is smiling really the answer to Edward's troubles?

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, Emma Thompson, Richard Turner, David Goodland and Christopher Barr.

Producer: Nick Symons

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1985.


FRI 07:30 Down the Line (b02yjbx2)
Olympic Legacy Special

The ground-breaking Radio 4 phone-in show presents a one-off special on the Olympics, hosted by the legendary Gary Bellamy and brought to you by the creators of The Fast Show.

Starring Rhys Thomas, with Amelia Bullmore, Simon Day, Felix Dexter, Charlie Higson,
Lucy Montgomery and Paul Whitehouse.

Special guests: Esther Coles, Robert Popper and Adil Ray

Producers: Charlie Higson and Paul Whitehouse
A Down The Line production for BBC Radio 4.


FRI 08:00 The Navy Lark (b007k2gt)
Series 8

Pertwee and the Tratvian Beer

Embassy VIPs from 'The Embassy Lark' hitch a ride aboard HMS Troutbridge to Tratvia.

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 the Russian Minister of Culture, Tenniel Evans as LS Goldstein, Michael Bates as The Padre and Ronnie Barker as AS Johnson.

With special guests Derek Francis as British Ambassador, Sir Jeremy Crichton-Buller and Frank Thornton as First Secretary, Henry Pettigrew. Both are characters from The Navy Lark spin-off – The Embassy Lark which ran from 1966 to 1968 set in the British Embassy in the fictional country of Tratvia.

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 November 1966.


FRI 08:30 The Michael Bentine Show (b00k3myf)
From 15/04/1984

From his own father to a huge hairy mountain gorilla.

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 April 1984.


FRI 09:00 Alison and Maud (b007k3ds)
Series 2

A Gender Agenda

A visit from Bernard's mother raises suspicion for the landladies.

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 Spending My Inheritance (b00fjdqd)
The Party

Sitcom by Clive Coleman, starring Kris Marshall as cash-strapped forty-something Harry, who has to watch from the sidelines as his newly retired parents start spending their hard-earned cash on themselves.

Harry decides to throw his dad a 65th birthday party.

Harry ...... Kris Marshall
Jo ...... Raquel Cassidy
Brian ...... Kenneth Cranham
Liz ...... Judy Parfitt
Richard ...... Chris Pavlo
David ...... Dan Starkey
Stuart ...... Malcolm Tierney

Directed by Sam Hoyle.


FRI 10:00 Charles Dickens - Great Expectations (b00g3x76)
Episode 5

Pip meets his enigmatic patron, and wants to learn more about Estella. Amanda Redman and Douglas Hodge star in Dickens' dark tale.


FRI 11:00 Defining Moments (b01930kr)
Series 2

Art

By Anne Harris. A furtive reunion in Rome forces a woman to scrutinise her lover. Read by Jemma Redgrave.


FRI 11:15 Sherlock Holmes (b007k202)
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

The Boscombe Valley Mystery

When a man is murdered, his blood-covered son stands accused. But the detective has his own theory. Stars Clive Merrison.


FRI 12:00 The Navy Lark (b007k2gt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 The Michael Bentine Show (b00k3myf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 Hercule Poirot (b007k213)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 Paul Temple (b00rs2dd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 George Eliot - Middlemarch (b008x7tl)
Confidences

Reverend Casaubon learns the truth about his illness, and a stranger arrives. Stars Caroline Martin and Nicholas Murchie.


FRI 14:15 Book of the Week (b00p298n)
David Kynaston - Family Britain

Family Favourites

Dominic West reads from David Kynaston's vivid and intimate history of Britain in the 1950s, drawing on the letters, diaries and memories of well-known and ordinary people.

Deference, respectability, conformity, restraint and trust - the core values of family and society begin to fray at the edges.

Abridged by Jane Greenwood.

A Loftus Audio production for BBC Radio 4.


FRI 14:30 Tarka the Otter by Henry Williamson (b007jvch)
5. The Chase

As the otter basks in the sun, a pack of hounds catch his scent, sparking a great chase.

Nicholas Farrell reads Henry Williamson's classic tale of otter life, first published in 1927.

Abridged in five episodes by Sally Marmion.

Producer: Elizabeth Allard

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2002.


FRI 14:45 Sissinghurst: An Unfinished History (b010nxrw)
The Way Forward

Concluding his recollections, Adam Nicolson must convince his workers to back the garden's return to a working landscape.


FRI 15:00 Charles Dickens - Great Expectations (b00g3x76)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b02zmggq)
Ignition on, into gear - Mel Giedroyc finds out about the computers behind Formula 1 cars. Plus we mark the anniversary of the world's first emergency telephone number, 999.


FRI 17:00 Second Thoughts (b00l1tt4)
Series 3

Occupational Hazard

Bill and Faith’s plans for a proper getaway hit some holiday hiccups...

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, Celia Imrie as Hilary, Belinda Lang as Liza, Emma Gregory as Hannah, Mark Denham as Joe and Mark Straker as Alex.

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 (b0148r4n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 18:00 James Follett - The Destruction Factor (b007jpbx)
Search and Destroy

Despite the national emergency, landowners try to profit from the deadly Exon strain.

James Follett’s sci-fi thriller starring TP McKenna.

Max Flinders ...... TP McKenna
Denise Exon ...... Rosalind Adams
Howard Rogers ...... Paul Copley
Nurse ...... Joan Matheson
Prime Minister ...... Noel Johnson
Blowers ...... Michael Shannon
TV Presenter ...... Henry Knowles
TV PA ...... Mary Elliott Nelson
Climatorium Technician ...... Rod Beacham
Helicopter Pilot ...... Peter Wickham
Farmer ...... Roy Spencer
Corporal ...... Gregory de Polnay
Sachs ...... Denis Goacher

Producer: David Spencer

First broadcast as 2 x 90 minute plays on BBC Radio 4 in March 1978.


FRI 18:30 MR James (b007k1kh)
MR James: Ghost Stories

Rats

Mr Thompson decides to explore the rooms at the inn where he is staying. Perhaps he shouldn't. Read by Benjamin Whitrow.


FRI 18:45 Elspeth Davie - A Collection of Bones (b012yym2)
The Eyelash

A humorous diversion into an evening meal, ruined by a small matter which prompts a big discussion. Read by Edith MacArthur. From January 2002.


FRI 19:00 The Navy Lark (b007k2gt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 The Michael Bentine Show (b00k3myf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 Hercule Poirot (b007k213)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 Paul Temple (b00rs2dd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Defining Moments (b01930kr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 21:15 Sherlock Holmes (b007k202)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


FRI 22:00 Down the Line (b02yjbx2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 Danny Robins Music Therapy (b00fl0p7)
Episode 2

Harnessing the power of music to solve problems and generally improve the world, Danny Robins writes a new town anthem for Middlesbrough - and lends a hand to a love-lorn pensioner - aided by a Status Quo tribute band and a trumpeter.

With Isy Suttie.

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 (b036l9xb)
For two hours, six nights a week, the Comedy Club offers the best laughs around. Plus Arthur Smith talks to James Acaster ahead of his run at the Edinburgh Fringe.


FRI 23:00 Lucy Montgomery's Variety Pack (b00w7c95)
Series 1

Episode 2

Meet Daisy, the chattering public school girl's, parents and find out why the Mona Lisa has been dumped by the Laughing Cavalier.

Plus, a Police Officer who can't find the right words, a street survey that probes too far and Candi Karmel's sister makes an appearance.

A multi-paced, showcase for the exceptional talent of Lucy Montgomery.

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

Written by Lucy Montgomery with additional material by Steven Burge and Dan Tetsell.

Music by Philip Pope

Producer: Katie Tyrrell.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2010.


FRI 23:30 Continuity (b00tgf1c)
Episode 2

Alistair McGowan stars in this 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.

This week we welcome the return of 'Musical Notebook', cast our minds back to the controversial career of that terror of the music halls, the irrepressible comic Lennie Bloom, and we discuss the revamp of Desert Island Discs. It's all good.

Written by Hugh Rycroft. Also starring Lewis Macleod, Sally Grace, Charlotte Page and David Holt.

Producers: David Spicer and Frank Stirling
A Unique production for BBC Radio 4.


FRI 23:45 Strangers on Trains (b00d75p2)
Episode 2

Heated views on climate as travellers reveal their faith and beliefs. Stars Nat Segnit and Stewart Wright. From September 2008.




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

Alison and Maud 02:00 SAT (b007k377)

Alison and Maud 09:00 FRI (b007k3ds)

An Hour With Ned Sherrin 08:00 SAT (b00yk21p)

An Hour With Ned Sherrin 15:00 SAT (b00yk21p)

An Hour With Ned Sherrin 01:00 SUN (b00yk21p)

And Now in Colour 23:30 MON (b007jvy6)

As Told To Craig Brown 22:30 SUN (b00b7qs7)

Ballylenon 17:00 THU (b007jvg9)

Ballylenon 05:00 FRI (b007jvg9)

Baroness Orczy - The Teahouse Detective 13:15 SAT (b007jmks)

Baroness Orczy - The Teahouse Detective 03:15 SUN (b007jmks)

Book of the Week 14:15 THU (b00nxd1x)

Book of the Week 14:15 FRI (b00p298n)

Brothers in Law 08:30 MON (b007k1xl)

Brothers in Law 12:30 MON (b007k1xl)

Brothers in Law 19:30 MON (b007k1xl)

Charles Dickens - Great Expectations 10:00 MON (b00g2glr)

Charles Dickens - Great Expectations 15:00 MON (b00g2glr)

Charles Dickens - Great Expectations 03:00 TUE (b00g2glr)

Charles Dickens - Great Expectations 10:00 TUE (b00g2cn4)

Charles Dickens - Great Expectations 15:00 TUE (b00g2cn4)

Charles Dickens - Great Expectations 03:00 WED (b00g2cn4)

Charles Dickens - Great Expectations 10:00 WED (b00g3795)

Charles Dickens - Great Expectations 15:00 WED (b00g3795)

Charles Dickens - Great Expectations 03:00 THU (b00g3795)

Charles Dickens - Great Expectations 10:00 THU (b00g3g1h)

Charles Dickens - Great Expectations 15:00 THU (b00g3g1h)

Charles Dickens - Great Expectations 03:00 FRI (b00g3g1h)

Charles Dickens - Great Expectations 10:00 FRI (b00g3x76)

Charles Dickens - Great Expectations 15:00 FRI (b00g3x76)

Chris Addison's Civilization 22:30 WED (b00f68lx)

Come Away, Come Away! 04:00 SAT (b00s6t4m)

Come Away, Come Away! 11:00 MON (b00s6t4p)

Come Away, Come Away! 21:00 MON (b00s6t4p)

Come Away, Come Away! 04:00 TUE (b00s6t4p)

Come Away, Come Away! 11:00 TUE (b00s6t4r)

Come Away, Come Away! 21:00 TUE (b00s6t4r)

Come Away, Come Away! 04:00 WED (b00s6t4r)

Comedy Greats 09:00 SAT (b007jtk4)

Comedy Greats 19:00 SAT (b007jtk4)

Continuity 23:30 FRI (b00tgf1c)

Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! 09:00 MON (b00x97hy)

Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! 22:30 MON (b00x97hy)

Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! 02:00 TUE (b00x97hy)

Dad's Army 08:00 THU (b007jscw)

Dad's Army 12:00 THU (b007jscw)

Dad's Army 19:00 THU (b007jscw)

Dangerous Visions 12:00 SAT (b02yl470)

Dangerous Visions 02:00 SUN (b02yl470)

Danny Robins Music Therapy 22:30 FRI (b00fl0p7)

Defining Moments 11:00 WED (b01930jj)

Defining Moments 21:00 WED (b01930jj)

Defining Moments 04:00 THU (b01930jj)

Defining Moments 11:00 THU (b01930jz)

Defining Moments 21:00 THU (b01930jz)

Defining Moments 04:00 FRI (b01930jz)

Defining Moments 11:00 FRI (b01930kr)

Defining Moments 21:00 FRI (b01930kr)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:00 SUN (b02yngr1)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:00 SUN (b02yngr1)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 01:00 MON (b02yngr1)

Desmond Olivier Dingle's Compleat Life and Works of William Shakespeare 17:00 WED (b007k2q6)

Desmond Olivier Dingle's Compleat Life and Works of William Shakespeare 05:00 THU (b007k2q6)

Double Income, No Kids Yet 07:00 MON (b00dyydg)

Double Income, No Kids Yet 17:30 MON (b00dyydg)

Double Income, No Kids Yet 05:30 TUE (b00dyydg)

Down the Line 07:30 FRI (b02yjbx2)

Down the Line 22:00 FRI (b02yjbx2)

Eddie Izzard - Dress to Kill 22:00 SAT (b007jvxn)

Elspeth Davie - A Collection of Bones 18:45 MON (b012ylq3)

Elspeth Davie - A Collection of Bones 00:45 TUE (b012ylq3)

Elspeth Davie - A Collection of Bones 18:45 TUE (b012ylrg)

Elspeth Davie - A Collection of Bones 00:45 WED (b012ylrg)

Elspeth Davie - A Collection of Bones 18:45 WED (b012ymgs)

Elspeth Davie - A Collection of Bones 00:45 THU (b012ymgs)

Elspeth Davie - A Collection of Bones 18:45 THU (b012ysn7)

Elspeth Davie - A Collection of Bones 00:45 FRI (b012ysn7)

Elspeth Davie - A Collection of Bones 18:45 FRI (b012yym2)

Fabulous 23:45 WED (b00j2516)

Fags, Mags and Bags 23:00 TUE (b00r7kys)

Father Figure 22:30 TUE (b01bl4fb)

Fay Weldon Stories 10:45 SUN (b007k04g)

Fay Weldon Stories 21:45 SUN (b007k04g)

Fay Weldon Stories 01:45 MON (b007k04g)

Fear on 4 18:00 SAT (b007jqbb)

Fear on 4 00:00 SUN (b007jqbb)

Floggit's 08:00 SUN (b00d06hc)

Floggit's 15:00 SUN (b00d06hc)

Floggit's 20:00 SUN (b00d06hc)

Floggit's 03:00 MON (b00d06hc)

Flying the Flag 17:00 MON (b009r202)

Flying the Flag 05:00 TUE (b009r202)

For Better or for Worse 17:00 TUE (b00tp6h4)

For Better or for Worse 05:00 WED (b00tp6h4)

George Eliot - Middlemarch Omnibus 06:00 SUN (b008wcq0)

George Eliot - Middlemarch Omnibus 12:00 SUN (b008wcq0)

George Eliot - Middlemarch 14:00 MON (b008wf96)

George Eliot - Middlemarch 14:00 TUE (b008wmnk)

George Eliot - Middlemarch 14:00 WED (b008wzxz)

George Eliot - Middlemarch 14:00 THU (b008x3lw)

George Eliot - Middlemarch 14:00 FRI (b008x7tl)

George Gissing - New Grub Street 03:00 SAT (b00769nh)

Goodness Gracious Me 23:00 SUN (b008x8fx)

Guy Browning's Small Talk 23:45 TUE (b0076mv2)

HP Lovecraft - The Tomb 00:30 SAT (b007jzmv)

Hamish and Dougal: You'll Have Had Your Tea 22:45 THU (b007k1n1)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:00 WED (b00t1bnk)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:00 WED (b00t1bnk)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:00 WED (b00t1bnk)

Hercule Poirot 06:00 MON (b007k1vw)

Hercule Poirot 13:00 MON (b007k1vw)

Hercule Poirot 20:00 MON (b007k1vw)

Hercule Poirot 01:00 TUE (b007k1vw)

Hercule Poirot 06:00 TUE (b007k1x7)

Hercule Poirot 13:00 TUE (b007k1x7)

Hercule Poirot 20:00 TUE (b007k1x7)

Hercule Poirot 01:00 WED (b007k1x7)

Hercule Poirot 06:00 WED (b007k1yj)

Hercule Poirot 13:00 WED (b007k1yj)

Hercule Poirot 20:00 WED (b007k1yj)

Hercule Poirot 01:00 THU (b007k1yj)

Hercule Poirot 06:00 THU (b007k1zt)

Hercule Poirot 13:00 THU (b007k1zt)

Hercule Poirot 20:00 THU (b007k1zt)

Hercule Poirot 01:00 FRI (b007k1zt)

Hercule Poirot 06:00 FRI (b007k213)

Hercule Poirot 13:00 FRI (b007k213)

Hercule Poirot 20:00 FRI (b007k213)

Heresy 07:30 THU (b02x98fp)

Heresy 22:00 THU (b02x98fp)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 08:30 WED (b00df6ls)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 12:30 WED (b00df6ls)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 19:30 WED (b00df6ls)

Ian Rankin - Rebus 23:30 SAT (b007jqm7)

In the Chair 09:30 WED (b007jq8n)

In the Chair 02:30 THU (b007jq8n)

It's a Funny Business 11:00 SUN (b02yp00h)

It's a Funny Business 19:00 SUN (b02yp00h)

It's a Funny Business 02:00 MON (b02yp00h)

James Follett - The Destruction Factor 18:00 MON (b007k4lg)

James Follett - The Destruction Factor 00:00 TUE (b007k4lg)

James Follett - The Destruction Factor 18:00 TUE (b007k4mr)

James Follett - The Destruction Factor 00:00 WED (b007k4mr)

James Follett - The Destruction Factor 18:00 WED (b007k4ny)

James Follett - The Destruction Factor 00:00 THU (b007k4ny)

James Follett - The Destruction Factor 18:00 THU (b007jpbg)

James Follett - The Destruction Factor 00:00 FRI (b007jpbg)

James Follett - The Destruction Factor 18:00 FRI (b007jpbx)

Jim the Great 14:00 SAT (b02x95ky)

Jim the Great 08:30 TUE (b02zbzxb)

Jim the Great 12:30 TUE (b02zbzxb)

Jim the Great 19:30 TUE (b02zbzxb)

Just a Minute 07:30 MON (b02x66zz)

Just a Minute 22:00 MON (b02x66zz)

Life at 24 Frames a Second 14:15 MON (b00xw155)

Life at 24 Frames a Second 14:15 TUE (b00xw272)

Life at 24 Frames a Second 14:15 WED (b00xw5mw)

Linda Smith's A Brief History of Timewasting 07:30 SUN (b007js92)

Linda Smith's A Brief History of Timewasting 22:00 SUN (b007js92)

Loose Ends 11:15 MON (b02xyl3x)

Loose Ends 21:15 MON (b02xyl3x)

Loose Ends 04:15 TUE (b02xyl3x)

Louisa May Alcott - Good Wives 09:30 SUN (b008czt5)

Louisa May Alcott - Good Wives 17:30 SUN (b008czt5)

Louisa May Alcott - Good Wives 05:30 MON (b008czt5)

Lucy Montgomery's Variety Pack 23:00 FRI (b00w7c95)

MR James 18:30 MON (b007jtcn)

MR James 00:30 TUE (b007jtcn)

MR James 18:30 TUE (b007jtfj)

MR James 00:30 WED (b007jtfj)

MR James 18:30 WED (b007k1gn)

MR James 00:30 THU (b007k1gn)

MR James 18:30 THU (b007k1hw)

MR James 00:30 FRI (b007k1hw)

MR James 18:30 FRI (b007k1kh)

Mark Tavener - High Table, Lower Orders 01:00 SAT (b008y4fg)

Mel's Mix: The Best of The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 SUN (b02yp6rp)

Michelle Magorian - Back Home 09:00 SUN (b010x9qg)

Michelle Magorian - Back Home 17:00 SUN (b010x9qg)

Michelle Magorian - Back Home 05:00 MON (b010x9qg)

Miles Jupp - By Jove Carruthers! 11:30 SUN (b00k8lg1)

Miles Jupp - By Jove Carruthers! 19:30 SUN (b00k8lg1)

Miles Jupp - By Jove Carruthers! 02:30 MON (b00k8lg1)

Misfits in France 07:30 SAT (b00f4prv)

Morse 13:30 SUN (b007k4jl)

Morse 03:30 MON (b007k4jl)

Nevil Shute - On the Beach 18:00 SUN (b0120ykk)

Nevil Shute - On the Beach 00:00 MON (b0120ykk)

Nineteen Ninety-Four 05:30 SAT (b0141xfj)

Nineteen Ninety-Four 07:00 FRI (b0148r4n)

Nineteen Ninety-Four 17:30 FRI (b0148r4n)

Paul Temple 01:30 SAT (b00rm20y)

Paul Temple 06:30 MON (b00rm4xk)

Paul Temple 13:30 MON (b00rm4xk)

Paul Temple 20:30 MON (b00rm4xk)

Paul Temple 01:30 TUE (b00rm4xk)

Paul Temple 06:30 TUE (b00rmxpm)

Paul Temple 13:30 TUE (b00rmxpm)

Paul Temple 20:30 TUE (b00rmxpm)

Paul Temple 01:30 WED (b00rmxpm)

Paul Temple 06:30 WED (b00rq27n)

Paul Temple 13:30 WED (b00rq27n)

Paul Temple 20:30 WED (b00rq27n)

Paul Temple 01:30 THU (b00rq27n)

Paul Temple 06:30 THU (b00rqjm4)

Paul Temple 13:30 THU (b00rqjm4)

Paul Temple 20:30 THU (b00rqjm4)

Paul Temple 01:30 FRI (b00rqjm4)

Paul Temple 06:30 FRI (b00rs2dd)

Paul Temple 13:30 FRI (b00rs2dd)

Paul Temple 20:30 FRI (b00rs2dd)

Potting On 14:30 SAT (b00ksx62)

Potting On 09:00 THU (b00l1pkk)

Potting On 02:00 FRI (b00l1pkk)

Revolting People 23:00 WED (b00fnrmh)

Robert Holmes - Aliens in the Mind 18:30 SAT (b007jltj)

Robert Holmes - Aliens in the Mind 00:30 SUN (b007jltj)

Round the Horne 08:00 MON (b00l2mcd)

Round the Horne 12:00 MON (b00l2mcd)

Round the Horne 19:00 MON (b00l2mcd)

Rudy's Rare Records 23:30 SUN (b00nfqzj)

Second Thoughts 05:00 SAT (b00kt92h)

Second Thoughts 17:00 FRI (b00l1tt4)

Self-Storage 23:30 TUE (b01gykv4)

Shedtown 07:30 WED (b011znlc)

Shedtown 22:00 WED (b011znlc)

Sherlock Holmes 11:15 TUE (b007k1w4)

Sherlock Holmes 21:15 TUE (b007k1w4)

Sherlock Holmes 04:15 WED (b007k1w4)

Sherlock Holmes 11:15 WED (b007k1xh)

Sherlock Holmes 21:15 WED (b007k1xh)

Sherlock Holmes 04:15 THU (b007k1xh)

Sherlock Holmes 11:15 THU (b007k1ys)

Sherlock Holmes 21:15 THU (b007k1ys)

Sherlock Holmes 04:15 FRI (b007k1ys)

Sherlock Holmes 11:15 FRI (b007k202)

Sherlock Holmes 21:15 FRI (b007k202)

Sissinghurst: An Unfinished History 14:45 MON (b010n1c8)

Sissinghurst: An Unfinished History 14:45 TUE (b010n4n3)

Sissinghurst: An Unfinished History 14:45 WED (b010nn2r)

Sissinghurst: An Unfinished History 14:45 THU (b010nrtr)

Sissinghurst: An Unfinished History 14:45 FRI (b010nxrw)

Spending My Inheritance 09:30 FRI (b00fjdqd)

Strange Weather Days 07:15 SUN (b00fss8m)

Strange Weather Days 13:15 SUN (b00fss8m)

Strangers on Trains 23:45 FRI (b00d75p2)

Take It From Here 08:30 THU (b01cj179)

Take It From Here 12:30 THU (b01cj179)

Take It From Here 19:30 THU (b01cj179)

Tarka the Otter by Henry Williamson 14:30 MON (b007k05g)

Tarka the Otter by Henry Williamson 14:30 TUE (b007k06r)

Tarka the Otter by Henry Williamson 14:30 WED (b007jvc4)

Tarka the Otter by Henry Williamson 14:30 THU (b007jvcb)

Tarka the Otter by Henry Williamson 14:30 FRI (b007jvch)

Terry Pratchett 00:00 SAT (b00bdjq2)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 MON (b02yzzzf)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 TUE (b02zc14c)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 WED (b02zc9fj)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 THU (b02zj234)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 FRI (b02zmggq)

The Attractive Young Rabbi 07:00 WED (b007k1vv)

The Attractive Young Rabbi 17:30 WED (b007k1vv)

The Attractive Young Rabbi 05:30 THU (b007k1vv)

The Big Booth 23:30 THU (b007jrvv)

The Brothers 02:30 SAT (b00q9xrj)

The Castle 07:30 TUE (b01j8gyl)

The Castle 22:00 TUE (b01j8gyl)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 SUN (b036l9sz)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 TUE (b02zc2vy)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 THU (b02zj23g)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 FRI (b036l9xb)

The Goon Show 08:00 TUE (b007jlcp)

The Goon Show 12:00 TUE (b007jlcp)

The Goon Show 19:00 TUE (b007jlcp)

The Men from the Ministry 08:30 SUN (b011f3pf)

The Men from the Ministry 15:30 SUN (b011f3pf)

The Men from the Ministry 20:30 SUN (b011f3pf)

The Michael Bentine Show 08:30 FRI (b00k3myf)

The Michael Bentine Show 12:30 FRI (b00k3myf)

The Michael Bentine Show 19:30 FRI (b00k3myf)

The Million Pound Radio Show 07:00 TUE (b007k3p9)

The Million Pound Radio Show 17:30 TUE (b007k3p9)

The Million Pound Radio Show 05:30 WED (b007k3p9)

The Mystery of Charles Dickens 06:00 SAT (b007jvp1)

The Mystery of Charles Dickens 16:00 SAT (b007jvp1)

The Mystery of Charles Dickens 04:00 SUN (b007jvp1)

The Navy Lark 08:00 FRI (b007k2gt)

The Navy Lark 12:00 FRI (b007k2gt)

The Navy Lark 19:00 FRI (b007k2gt)

The Now Show 23:00 MON (b02x9f5h)

The Now Show 09:00 TUE (b02x9f5h)

The Now Show 02:00 WED (b02x9f5h)

The Older Woman 07:00 THU (b02zfp46)

The Older Woman 17:30 THU (b02zfp46)

The Older Woman 05:30 FRI (b02zfp46)

The Personality Test 09:30 THU (b00mrc84)

The Personality Test 02:30 FRI (b00mrc84)

The Problem With Adam Bloom 23:30 WED (b007qs2d)

The Secret World 23:00 THU (b012rf47)

The Shuttleworths 22:30 THU (b00sjqtq)

The Sorcerer's Apprentice 04:15 SAT (b008j0gn)

The Write Stuff 17:30 SAT (b02x5l4q)

The Write Stuff 05:30 SUN (b02x5l4q)

Thinking of Leaving Your Husband? 09:30 MON (b00rxf3w)

Thinking of Leaving Your Husband? 02:30 TUE (b00rxf3w)

Will Smith's Midlife Crisis Management 09:30 TUE (b00grsdt)

Will Smith's Midlife Crisis Management 02:30 WED (b00grsdt)

William Golding - Lord of the Flies 23:00 SAT (b02yl7vs)

Winston 09:00 WED (b007jnbk)

Winston 02:00 THU (b007jnbk)