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SATURDAY 20 JULY 2013

SAT 00:00 The Price of Fear (b007jshy)
Lot 132

Horror legend Vincent Price tells the artistically horrifying tale of a painting. With Douglas Blackwell, Alexander John, Elizabeth Morgan and Vincent Price


SAT 00:30 Ghost Stories of Walter De La Mare (b00wwd8m)
The Almond Tree

A man looks back on the complex relationship between his parents and a female friend of his father's. It's one that will influence the rest of his life...

Read by Julian Wadham.

Walter de la Mare (1873-1956) was a popular award-wining poet, short story writer and novelist. He wrote for both children and adults.

Abridged by Doreen Estall.

Producer: Lawrence Jackson

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in December 2010.


SAT 01:00 The Doomed Oasis, by Hammond Innes (b007jsrw)
5. The Empty Quarter

As his quest continues, lawyer George Grant is led into an inhospitable desert - and into the heart of a long-standing conflict.

Starring Tim Munro.

Arabian adventure based on Hammond Innes' 1960 novel.

Adapted by Rene Basilico.

George Grant ....... Tim Munro
Colonel Whittaker ....... Bernard Horsfall
Prince Khalid ....... Raad Rawi
Salim ....... George Masri
David Whittaker ....... Christopher Guard
Hamid ....... Mamdouh Ashour
Ali....... Ali Refaie
Boy ....... Yasmin Abdul Rahman

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in September 1984.


SAT 01:30 Dalziel and Pascoe - Bones and Silence (b00j272l)
Episode 5

Superintendent Andrew Dalziel's key suspect asks to change his statement. Reginald Hill's thriller read by Philip Jackson.


SAT 01:45 Dick Barton - Special Agent: The Cabatolin Diamonds (b036ybrp)
Episode 5

Jock manages to infiltrate the ground crew in a risky gambit, while Dick Barton and his chums get more than they bargained for.

The stirring 'Devil's Galop' heralds the arrival of Douglas Kelly as 'Dick Barton - Special Agent' in another thrilling tale of criminal masterminds, espionage and daring adventure.

Originally starring Noel Johnson, Duncan Carse and Gordon Davies, Dick Barton ran on the BBC Light Programme between 1946 and 1951, but sadly, very few original recordings survive.

With the original lost, this is a very authentic sounding re-recording of 'The Cabatolin Diamonds' using the original scripts and music, which was made for international distribution. Happily the audio was rediscovered in 2009, lurking in the vaults of the National Film and Sound Archive in Canberra, Australia.

Script by Geoffrey Webb.

Producer: Morris West

First broadcast in Australia in April 1949.


SAT 02:00 Alison and Maud (b007k3yc)
Series 2

Free-Range Angels

Alison and Maud make merry with a Thai take-away.

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, Geoffrey Whitehead as Bernard, Chris Emmett as Mr Mullet and Nicholas Grace as Leslie.

Producer: Jonathan James-Moore.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2004.


SAT 02:30 Spending My Inheritance (b00fsyld)
To Your Very Good Health

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.

With all their spending on exercise machines and looking after themselves, Harry's parents seem in better shape than he is.

Harry ...... Kris Marshall
Jo ...... Raquel Cassidy
Brian ...... Kenneth Cranham
Liz ...... Judy Parfitt
Jess ...... Antonia Thomas
Assistant ...... Manjeet Mann
Doctor ...... Inam Mirza

Directed by Sam Hoyle.


SAT 03:00 Classic Serial (b00r33y7)
John Steinbeck - Of Mice and Men

Dramatisation by Donna Franceschild of John Steinbeck's seminal 1937 novel about migrant workers in 1930s California whose dream of one day owning a place of their own is tragically destroyed.

George ...... David Tennant
Lennie ...... Liam Brennan
Carlson/Crooks ...... Jude Akuwudike
Lennie ...... Liam Brennan
Candy ...... Christopher Fairbank
Curley's Wife ...... Melody Grove
Slim ...... Neil McKinven
Curley's ...... Richard Madden
George ...... David Tennant

Directed by Kirsty Williams.


SAT 04:00 Deborah Moggach - Tulip Fever (b007jm4d)
Episode 5

Can Sophia's plan fool her husband and keep her affair a secret? Read by Emma Fielding and William Gaminara.


SAT 04:15 Lottie the Mermaid (b0076czl)
Lottie the mermaid swaps her tail for legs in a mission to save the people of Doursby-on-the-Turn from the evil machinations of Mayor Alfred Big. But are the 'terrestrials' up to no good? Surreal comedy adventure by Lavinia Murray and Susan Vale.


SAT 05:00 Beachcomber... By the Way (b0081s34)
Series 1

Episode 3

Cads and Swine, The Giddy Girlhood of Mrs Wretch, plus a few problems with parrots.

Richard Ingrams, John Wells, John Sessions and Patricia Routledge recreate the world of the JB Morton.

Running in the Daily Express from 1924 to 1975 – JB Morton’s surreally comic ‘Beachcomber’ column paved the way for a great deal of modern humour.

Adapted by Michael Barfield with Richard Ingrams.

Announcer: Brian Perkins

Producer: Harry Thompson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1989.


SAT 05:30 The Right Time (b00c90g4)
Series 3

Episode 1

Gym shenanigans, finding a fox - and can you feel sexy at 60?

The sketch comedy for people growing older disgracefully.

Stars Eleanor Bron, Graeme Garden, Neil Innes, Clive Swift, Roger Blake and Pam Ayres.

Written by Pam Ayres, Mike Coleman, Jan Etherington, Graeme Garden, Neil Innes, Colin Bostock-Smith, Bob Sinfield, Chris Thompson, Pete Reynolds, Tony Bagley, Richard Turner and Phil Nice,

Script Editor: Geoff Parsons.

Music by Ronnie & The Rex and Neil Innes.

Producer: Claire Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2003.


SAT 06:00 Saturday Drama (b007qs76)
Charlotte Jones - Humble Boy

4 Extra Debut. Following the funeral, Felix tries to come to terms with his father's death and mother's personal revelations. Comic drama stars Adrian Scarborough and Diana Rigg.


SAT 07:30 Punt PI (b00b6l5y)
Series 1

Episode 2

Steve Punt turns private investigator, examining little mysteries that perplex, amuse and beguile.

He explores the case of the missing steam trains supposedly hidden away ready to keep the country running in case of nuclear war. Steve tracks down former railwaymen, combs through declassified government documents and even visits the secret government bunker where it has been claimed the so-called Strategic Steam Reserve was kept.


SAT 08:00 The Frankie Howerd Variety Show (b007jr1c)
From 10/10/1978

Titters galore as Frankie Howerd introduces stars from the world of entertainment - Sweet Substitute, Charlie Chester, Carl Wayne and Les Dennis.

Music from the Max Harris Orchestra

Scripted by Rory McGrath, Jimmy Mulville, Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran.

Producer: Richard Willcox

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in October 1978.


SAT 09:00 Comedy Greats (b007k1tc)
1980s

Episode 1

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

The original New Romantic brings you six favourite shows plucked from the 1980s schedules of BBC Radio 1 and Radio 4:-

* Radio Active
Series 2 (3/6) Good Day Sport
Get all the sport results you need from your local national radio station. Stars Angus Deayton, Geoffrey Perkins, Helen Atkinson-Wood, Michael Fenton Stevens and Philip Pope. From 1982.

* After Henry
Series 1 (4/8) The Dinner Party
Sarah plays hostess, Mother plays the martyr and daughter Clare holds a flat-warming party. Stars Prunella Scales, Joan Sanderson, Gerry Cowper and Benjamin Whitrow. From 1985.

* Unnatural Acts
Series 1 (2/6) A Death in the Family
As Caroline mourns Monty the gerbil, a séance brings some surprises. Stars Jeremy Hardy, Kit Hollerbach and Caroline Leddy. Later series were renamed 'At Home With The Hardys'. From 1987.

* Legal, Decent, Honest and Truthful
Series 1 (2/6)
Activist turned advertising copywriter, Ken Handley finds himself assigned to the Conservative Party. Stars Martin Jarvis, Wendy Richard, Michael Jayston and Bill Fraser. From 1982.

* Saturday Night Fry
Series 1 (5/6)
Stephen Fry hosts humorous banter and sketches with his chums Hugh Laurie, Emma Thompson, Jim Broadbent and Phyllida Law. From 1988.

* The Mary Whitehouse Experience
Series 3 (7/12)
The original billing proclaimed it was "The show that dares to ignore the issues that other shows would tackle". Starring David Baddiel, Rob Newman, Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis. Series debuted in 1989. Episode from 1990.

Produced and scripted by Peter Reed

First broadcast on BBC 7 in 2003.


SAT 12:00 Marcy Kahan - Lunch (b0374zlz)
Series 1 Omnibus

Made for 4 Extra. Friends who haven't seen each other for years are reunited once a month over lunch. Stars Claire Skinner and Stephen Mangan.


SAT 13:15 Baldi (b007jlmx)
Series 2

Twilight of a God

An invitation to an operatic wedding turns into a dramatic murder trail for the priestly sleuth. Stars David Threlfall.


SAT 14:00 Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (b007jr6l)
Strangers on a Train

Best mates Bob and Terry haven't spoken for seven years, so there's a lot to catch up on when they bump into each other on a train.

Starring James Bolam as Terry Collier, Rodney Bewes as Bob Ferris and Brigit Forsyth as Thelma Chambers. With Lois Daine and Peter Whitman.

Created and scripted for BBC TV by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais. Adapted for radio by Patrick Tilley.

Producer: John Browell

Originally lost from the archive, the audio was provided by BBC producer Stan Was.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1975.


SAT 14:30 Brothers in Law (b007k2p3)
Series 2

But...

Juggling cases and girlfriends, barrister Roger has trouble with toggles and grommets.

Starring Richard Briers as Roger Thursby, John Glyn-Jones as Grimes, Julia Lockwood as Sally, Bridget Armstrong as Joy and Brian Oulton as the Judge.

All other parts played by William Fox, Garard Green and Peter Tuddenham.

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.


SAT 15:00 The Frankie Howerd Variety Show (b007jr1c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SAT 16:00 Saturday Drama (b007qs76)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 Richard Tyrone Jones's Big Heart (b036tqq5)
It's Your Funeral

Richard Tyrone Jones - healthy, gym-going poet, man about town and aspirant womaniser - finds himself, on his 30th birthday, stricken by an unexpected present: heart failure. Confined to hospital with a dilated, literally-big heart, stuck on drugs and drips and forced to cope with curious medical procedures and even curiouser fellow patients, will he die, or will he be doomed to life in a mobility scooter at home with his parents in Dudley?

Or maybe he can pull through with the help of poetry, cod philosophy, and friends - nihilistic Sophia, who tries to cheer his spirits with books by Houellebecq and Lovecraft, and his dour Welsh publisher / solicitor Jacob, who is in charge of his will but might actually sell more books if he dies. And will having a Big Heart shrink his romantic possibilities?

Half-way between a sitcom and real-life storytelling, and based on Richard's Wellcome Trust supported solo show which toured in 2012, each episode illuminates a different aspect of the experience of illness and facing your own mortality with a sense of humour.

Richard Tyrone Jones is a poet, writer and director of 'Utter!" spoken word, and director of spoken word at the Edinburgh Festival Free Fringe.

Written by Richard Tyrone Jones
With additional material by Paul Birtill

Produced by Nick Walker
A Top Dog production for BBC Radio 4.


SAT 18:00 The Scarifyers (b008jdt5)
The Devil of Denge Marsh

Episode 2

Lionheart and Dunning's battle with an old adversary leads them to a strange village. Stars Nicholas Courtney and Terry Molloy.


SAT 18:30 Robert Holmes - Aliens in the Mind (b007jlwv)
6. Final Tribulations

Professor Lark and John Cornelius reveal to Flora's MP father, Ian Sanderson, that he himself is a mutant being - manipulated by some unidentified Controller.

Shocked and horrified, Sanderson helps them trace the organisation...

CAST:

John Cornelius .... Peter Cushing
Curtis Lark .... Vincent Price
Sir Gordon MacLeodan .... Richard Hurndall
Lady MacLeodan .... Joan Benham
Ian Sanderson .... Frazer Kerr
Donald Scholar .... Henry Stamper
Manson .... Andrew Sear

Written by Rene Basilico from an idea by Robert Holmes.

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1977.


SAT 19:00 Comedy Greats (b007k1tc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 Eddie Izzard (b01d2c5q)
Circle

The comedian performs live in New York with his unique commentary on religion and the history of England. From 2000.


SAT 23:15 Drama (b00gd54t)
Hugh Costello - The Forgetting Curve

As an expert on memory loss, Greg Cooke is asked to invalidate the testimony of an eyewitness in a high-profile murder trial. He undermines the Prosecution's key witness by convincing the jury that we forget as much within 24 hours as we do over a whole year. As a result, a vicious murderer walks free, but Greg is soon to discover - there's a price to pay.

A tense, white-knuckle ride as a rather self-satisfied hero embarks, reluctantly, on a voyage of self-discovery.

Hugh Costello is an Emmy nominated TV and Film writer. His recent work for radio includes Afternoon Plays 'My Dear Children of the Whole World' and 'What The Bishops Knew'.

The Forgetting Curve was written by Hugh Costello.

Greg Cooke was played by Michael Glenn Murphy
Isabelle Kavanaghby Lia Williams
D.I. Baddely..... Chris McHallem
Eve Cooke.....Andrea Irvine
Valerie Ryan.....Karen Ardiff
Brenda.....Annie McCartney
Professor Nolan.....Richard Howard
Kelly.....Hugh Costello
And Paul.....Inam Mirza

The Forgetting Curve was recorded in Belfast and the producer was Eoin O'Callaghan.



SUNDAY 21 JULY 2013

SUN 00:00 The Scarifyers (b008jdt5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 00:30 Robert Holmes - Aliens in the Mind (b007jlwv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 The Frankie Howerd Variety Show (b007jr1c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:00 Marcy Kahan - Lunch (b0374zlz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 on Saturday]


SUN 03:15 Baldi (b007jlmx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:15 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 Saturday Drama (b007qs76)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 Richard Tyrone Jones's Big Heart (b036tqq5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 Breathing Underwater Omnibus (b007jtfm)
Sennen is a professional diver who gets a job exploring a Tudor wreck, the Elizabeth Mary, which sunk back in 1575 off Cornwall's Porthant Bay.

But things don't get off to a good start...

Omnibus written by Bryony Lavery.

Sennen Pennamenny ...... Susannah Doyle
Robert Renownden ...... John Turner
Simon Murray ...... Charles Simpson
Harry Trice ...... Geoffrey Hutchings
Bob ...... Sean Arnold
Andy ...... Russell Boulter

Director: Janet Whitaker

First broadcast in five parts on BBC Radio 4 in May 1998.


SUN 07:15 Strange Weather Days (b00fsw8n)
Series 2

The Big Freeze

Meteorologist Helen Young visits Dartmoor to recall the jumbo freeze of 1963, when a baby had to be delivered by phone.


SUN 07:30 Linda Smith's A Brief History of Timewasting (b00g2glw)
Series 1

999 Emergency

Linda's procrastinating live-in builder finds fame and neighbour Betty's got worries.

Comedy series written by and starring Linda Smith.

With Femi Elufowoju Jr, Martin Hyder, Margaret John, Chris Neill and Mark Steel.

Producer: Lucy Armitage

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2001.


SUN 08:00 Meet the Huggetts (b00nm0k5)
Transatlantic Tangle

The Huggett family are baffled by a mystery letter that arrives from America.

CAST:

Joe …. Jack Warner
Ethel …. Kathleen Harrison
Bobby …. George Howell
Jane …. Marion Collins
Fred Stebbings …. Charles Leno
Mamie Webb …. Patrica Hayes

Popular working-class family, the Huggetts first hit the cinema screen with a series of Gainsborough films between 1947 and 1949. Their subsequent BBC radio series ran from 1953 to 1962.

Scripted by Eddie Maguire.

Producer: Jacques Brown

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in September 1957.


SUN 08:30 The Men from the Ministry (b007jnys)
The Conference Trick

Not keen on securing plots of land on planet Venus, the British government opt to enlist the bumbling bureaucrats.

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

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

Written by Edward Taylor and John Graham.

'The Men from the Ministry' ran for 14 series between 1962 and 1977. Deryck Guyler replaced Wilfrid Hyde-White from 1966. Sadly many episodes didn't survive in the archive, however the BBC's Transcription Service re-recorded 14 shows in 1980 - never broadcast in the UK, until the arrival of BBC Radio 4 Extra.

Producer: Edward Taylor

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 4 in July 1972.


SUN 09:00 Travelling Light (b037548h)
Jenny's Story

4 Extra Debut. Two fatherless British teenagers become embroiled in an evil American cult. Stars Milly Gregory and Robert Glenister.


SUN 09:30 Louisa May Alcott - Good Wives (b008fd9w)
Learning to Forget

The March family must face their greatest sorrow together. Starring Buffy Davis and Jemma Redgrave.


SUN 10:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b03755ry)
Cricketers

Fred Trueman

From Bizet to Shirley Bassey.

Legendary England and Yorkshire fast bowler Fred Trueman shares his castaway choices with Roy Plomley.

Born in Stainton, Fred made his Yorkshire debut in 1949 and clocked up over 2,000 first-class wickets when he retired in 1969. He made an instant impact on his Test debut aged 21 in 1952 against India at Headingley. He was the first man to claim 300 wickets in Test cricket and finished with 307 from only 67 matches.

Trueman was famed for his partnership for England with Lancashire's Brian Statham and was Yorkshire's spearhead during their dominance in the 1960s.

A quick-witted and natural raconteur, he also worked as an expert analyst on the BBC's Test Match Special for 26 years until 2000.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1978.


SUN 10:45 Opening Lines (b01p10tk)
Series 12

Kiss

by Heather Reid. Thoughts of her all-important first kiss occupy a teenager's mind as she heads home on the school bus. Read by Morven Christie.


SUN 11:00 Elastic Planet (b0089jhr)
The Shape

Drugged electricity and artificial icebergs.

Oliver Postgate narrates a stream of bizarre coincidences in Ben Moor’s cosmic comedy of connections.

With Johnny Ball, Henry Cooper, Kerry Shale, Dan Strauss, Michael Troughton, Neil Mullarkey, Siriol Jenkins, Jamie Owen and Alan Dedicoat.

Producer: Jon Naismith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1995


SUN 11:15 Ambridge Extra (b037573m)
Series 5 - Omnibus

Episode 3

Brenda has decided she's got nothing to lose, and Matt thinks he's onto a winner.


SUN 11:45 The Art of Rhetoric (b007jxr6)
Moving Minds

Simon Hoggart examines the language of argument used in the two great theatres of rhetoric - the church and the courts of law.


SUN 12:00 Breathing Underwater Omnibus (b007jtfm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SUN 13:15 Strange Weather Days (b00fsw8n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today]


SUN 13:30 Alan Ayckbourn - Events on a Hotel Terrace (b007jrnc)
Celia is torn between a bossy husband and fixated handyman. The first of four Alan Ayckbourn Intimate Exchanges. With Robin Herford and Lavinia Bertram.


SUN 15:00 Meet the Huggetts (b00nm0k5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 15:30 The Men from the Ministry (b007jnys)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 16:00 Mel's Mix: The Best of The 4 O'Clock Show (b03757w6)
Mel Giedroyc introduces her best bits from this week's 4 O'Clock Show programmes, including children's laureate Malorie Blackman, and a wander around the British Museum.


SUN 17:00 Travelling Light (b037548h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SUN 17:30 Louisa May Alcott - Good Wives (b008fd9w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


SUN 18:00 Mike Walker - 2025 (b00hy94c)
1. New Reality

It's a future where computers rule and the possibility of artificial intelligence has become a reality.

Mike Walker's futuristic two-part sci-fi serial.

Irena ...... Alphonsia Emmanuel
Olivia ...... Mona Hammond
Dr Beth David ...... Daniela Nardini
Henry ...... David Yip
Anno ...... Su-Lin Looi
Praeger ...... John Rowe
Dr Finzey ...... Alastair Danson
Kate ...... Rachel Atkins
Capstick ...... Gerard McDermott
Terry Gupta ...... Ravin J Ganatra

Director: Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1998.


SUN 19:00 Elastic Planet (b0089jhr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 19:15 Ambridge Extra (b037573m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


SUN 19:45 The Art of Rhetoric (b007jxr6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:45 today]


SUN 20:00 Meet the Huggetts (b00nm0k5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 20:30 The Men from the Ministry (b007jnys)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b03755ry)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


SUN 21:45 Opening Lines (b01p10tk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today]


SUN 22:00 Linda Smith's A Brief History of Timewasting (b00g2glw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 22:30 As Told To Craig Brown (b00bbnxt)
Episode 5

The Jane Austen industry and car user manuals.

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, Sally Grace, Ewan Bailey and Margaret Cabourn-Smith.

Producer: Victoria Lloyd

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2008.


SUN 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b037580x)
For two hours, six nights a week, the Comedy Club offers the best laughs around. Plus more from Arthur Smith's chat with Christian O'Connell.


SUN 23:00 The Maltby Collection (b00wwj28)
Series 2

Episode 1

With the museum stuck in the past, modernising deputy curator Rod wants to make it sexy. Stars Geoffrey Palmer. From June 2008.


SUN 23:30 My Booze Hell, by Little Johnny Cartilage (b010j4pd)
And Cue Supersonic

The washed-up TV star finds himself 'In the Psychiatrist's Chair' with Dr Anthony Clare.

The not-terribly-true autobiography of 1970s idol Little Johnny Cartilage.

Written by and starring Johnny Meres.

With:

Dr Anthony Clare
Ben Miller
Peter Serafinowicz
Geoff McGivern
Rosemary Martin
Deborah Berlin

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1996.


SUN 23:45 A Series of Psychotic Episodes (b00fl0p3)
Episode 3

MC Auctioneer and surgeon Dr Sweep. It's the surreal world of Miriam Elia, with Dan Tetsall and James Kenward. From November 2008.



MONDAY 22 JULY 2013

MON 00:00 Mike Walker - 2025 (b00hy94c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b03755ry)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


MON 01:45 Opening Lines (b01p10tk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]


MON 02:00 Elastic Planet (b0089jhr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:15 Ambridge Extra (b037573m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Sunday]


MON 02:45 The Art of Rhetoric (b007jxr6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:45 on Sunday]


MON 03:00 Meet the Huggetts (b00nm0k5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Sunday]


MON 03:30 Alan Ayckbourn - Events on a Hotel Terrace (b007jrnc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:30 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Travelling Light (b037548h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 Louisa May Alcott - Good Wives (b008fd9w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 The Doomed Oasis, by Hammond Innes (b007k372)
6. Jebel Al-Akhbar

Politics and practicalities as the water supply is cut to force the Emir to negotiate - and a final confrontation.

Starring Tim Munro.

Conclusion of the Arabian adventure based on Hammond Innes' novel.

Adapted by Rene Basilico.

George Grant ....... Tim Munro
Colonel Whittaker ....... Bernard Horsfall
David Whittaker ....... Christopher Guard
Ruffin ....... Robert Rietty
Colonel Goodge ....... Nicholas Courtney
Captain Chuck Berry ....... David McAlister
Sergeant Rashid ....... Adam Hussein
Yousif ....... Ali Refaie
Trucial Oman Scout ....... Mohammad Sultan
Abdul Zaid Emir of Hadd ....... Renu Setna
Henry Grant ....... Robert James
Betty ....... Jill Lidstone

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in September 1984.


MON 06:30 Dalziel and Pascoe - Bones and Silence (b00j5hq1)
Episode 6

Detective Superintendent Andrew Dalziel targets his key witness Greg Waterson. Reginald Hill's story read by Philip Jackson.


MON 06:45 Dick Barton - Special Agent: The Cabatolin Diamonds (b03790m8)
Episode 6

The pursuit does not let up, as special agent, Dick Barton and Freddie track an alluring foe and see the true face of the enemy.

The stirring 'Devil's Galop' heralds the arrival of Douglas Kelly as 'Dick Barton - Special Agent' in another thrilling tale of criminal masterminds, espionage and daring adventure.

Originally starring Noel Johnson, Duncan Carse and Gordon Davies, Dick Barton ran on the BBC Light Programme between 1946 and 1951, but sadly, very few original recordings survive.

With the original lost, this is a very authentic sounding re-recording of 'The Cabatolin Diamonds' using the original scripts and music, which was made for international distribution. Happily the audio was rediscovered in 2009, lurking in the vaults of the National Film and Sound Archive in Canberra, Australia.

Script by Geoffrey Webb.

Producer: Morris West

First broadcast in Australia in April 1949.


MON 07:00 Married (b007tm4g)
Series 2

The Truth Is Out There

Robin uses a scam from his old universe to make himself rich in his new universe.

In the process he attracts the attention of the security services and learns the horrible truth about Operation War of the Worlds.

Hugh Bonneville stars in Tony Bagley's comedy.

Robin .... Hugh Bonneville
Lesley .... Josie Lawrence
Dirk .... Steve Frost
Murdo …. Lewis MacLeod
Elaine …. Janet Ellis
Vernon …. Simon Greenall
Ned …. Sam Bradley

Producer: Claire Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2000.


MON 07:30 I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue (b036twt9)
Series 59

Episode 3

The nation's favourite wireless entertainment pays a visit to the Winding Wheel Theatre in Chesterfield. Regulars Barry Cryer, Graeme Garden and Tim Brooke-Taylor are joined on the panel by Miles Jupp, with Jack Dee in the chair. Colin Sell provides piano accompaniment.

Producer - Jon Naismith.


MON 08:00 Round the Horne (b007k3n2)
Series 3

Episode 3

More swashbuckling for Kenneth Horne as 'The Three Musketeers' continues, a sea shanty from Rambling Syd Rumpo, plus Julian and Sandy go bona cruising.

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 February 1967.


MON 08:30 Brothers in Law (b007k2wl)
Series 2

Disqualified

Bad driving results in a near miss for barrister Roger Thursby.

Starring Richard Briers as Roger Thursby, Julia Lockwood as Sally, John Barron as the Judge, Peter Jones as Piper, Garard Green as Sharp and John Ruddock as Smith.

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 September 1971.


MON 09:00 Colin Hoult's Carnival of Monsters (b0375b3z)
Series 1

Episode 3

Master character comedian Colin Hoult presents his debut comedy series. Enter the Carnival of Monsters, a bizarre and hilarious world of sketches, stories and characters, presented by the sinister Ringmaster.

Meet such monstrous yet strangely familiar oddities as: Thwor - the mighty (but Leeds-based) god of Thwunder; Len Parker - Nottingham-born martial arts and transformers enthusiast; Anna Mann - outrageous star of such forgotten silver screen hits such as 'Rogue Baker', 'Who's For Turkish Delight' and 'A Bowl For My Bottom'; and many more.

Writers Guild Award-winner Colin Hoult is best known for his highly acclaimed starring roles in 'Being Human', 'Life's Too Short', and 'Russell Howard's Good News', as well as his many hit shows at the Edinburgh Festival. He has also appeared and written for a number of Radio 4 series including 'The Headset Set' and 'Colin and Fergus' Digi-Radio'.

'Lewis Carol meets The League Of Gentlemen . A beautifully staged masterclass in character comedy' - Time Out
'Comic gold' - Metro
'Delightfully funny' - The Telegraph

Produced by Sam Bryant.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2013.


MON 09:30 Artists (b019dr8p)
Series 2

Unholy Alliances

Tamsin is invited to a wedding. Can she persuade anti-traditionalist Josef to accompany her? Stars Ben Miller. From April 2004.


MON 10:00 Daniel Defoe - Robinson Crusoe and his Farther Adventures (b00ncspw)
Episode 1

Back home in England, the castaway heads northwards in search of more excitement. Daniel Defoe's adventure stars Tim McInnerny.


MON 11:00 Deborah Moggach - Tulip Fever (b007jm5m)
Episode 6

Sophia and Jan's plan to conceal their affair now depends on tulip mania in Amsterdam.

Deborah Moggach's bestselling story of passion set during 17th century Holland's tulip mania.

Read by Emma Fielding and William Gaminara.

First published in 1999. Abridged in ten parts by Elizabeth Bradbury.

Producer: Sarah Johnson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1999.


MON 11:15 Loose Ends (b0372ctf)
Toby Jones, Nigel Planer, Antony Hegarty, Gruff Rhys, Neon Neon

Clive talks Flower Power with star of 'The Young Ones', actor Nigel Planer, who shot to fame as hippie housemate Neil in the student life sitcom. Nigel's currently playing Grandpa Joe in Roald Dahl's deliciously dark tale of young Charlie Bucket and the mysterious confectioner Willy Wonka. 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' is at Theatre Royal, London until 31st May 2014.

Clive's joined by musician Antony Hegarty, whose band 'Antony and the Johnsons' won the Mercury Prize in 2005 for their album 'I Am A Bird Now'. The band are about to perform 'Swanlights'; an evolution of their third album 'The Crying Light', envisioned as a meditation on light, nature, and femininity. Antony performs 'I Fell in Love with a Dead Boy' on the Loose Ends Steinway. 'Antony and The Johnsons: Swanlights' is on 25th and 26th July at London's Royal Opera House.

Nikki Bedi chats to Super Furry Animal Gruff Rhys, whose electro pop outfit Neon Neon have collaborated with National Theatre Wales to create an immersive gig, featuring songs from their album 'Praxis Makes Perfect' and imagining the life of Giangiacomo Feltrinelli; the millionaire Italian communist at the heart of some of the most extraordinary events of the twentieth century. Neon Neon perform 'Hammer & Sickle' in the studio. 'Praxis Makes Perfect' is at Festival No. 6, Portmeiron from 12th to 15th September.

Clive talks to the Infamous actor Toby Jones about playing such characters as Dobby the house elf in the 'Harry Potter' films and Alfred Hitchcock in 'The Girl'. Toby's currently starring in 'Circle Mirror Transformation', about five lost people who come together at a community centre class to try and find some meaning in their lives. It's at the Rose Lipman Building, London until 3rd August.

Producer: Sukey Firth.


MON 12:00 Round the Horne (b007k3n2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 Brothers in Law (b007k2wl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 The Doomed Oasis, by Hammond Innes (b007k372)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 Dalziel and Pascoe - Bones and Silence (b00j5hq1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 13:45 Dick Barton - Special Agent: The Cabatolin Diamonds (b03790m8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:45 today]


MON 14:00 Ladies of Letters (b007k3rs)
Ladies of Letters Go Global

Episode 1

Irene and Vera are back and this time they're going global.

Determined to escape the aftermath of their respective Christmases from Hell, first Vera nabs a package to Ibiza, then Irene sets out to rescue her friend when she falls prey to the charms of Gaston the seductive Gascon.

Irene ...... Prunella Scales
Vera ...... Patricia Routledge

The up and down relationship of two mature ladies shared via their barbed correspondence.

Written by Lou Wakefield and Carole Havman.

Producer: Claudine Toutoungi

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2006.


MON 14:15 Foreign Bodies (b01mnz4r)
Series 1

Netherlands - Commissaris Van Der Valk

The Van der Valk novels written by Nicholas Freeling became a popular Thames TV series starring Barry Foster in the 1970s. A British chef who lived first in Holland and then France, Freeling's books depict both post-war Europe and the development of closer European ties in the European Union.

Mark Lawson's series exploring European history through crime fiction continues with a trip to Amsterdam in search of Van der Valk. Lord Grey Gowrie remembers interviewing Nicholas Freeling before his death in 2003, and Dutch author Saskia Noort describes her books about crimes involving women which draw on trends in Dutch society now.

Producer: Robyn Read

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2012.


MON 14:30 John Buchan - Sick Heart River (b00lgnp4)
Episode 1

Sir Edward Leithan, comrade in adventure of Richard Hannay, is drawing his career to a close when he's asked if he'll undertake one last mission...

Paul Young reads John Buchan's last novel set in the Canadian wilderness.

Originally broadcast to mark the 50th anniversary of John Buchan's death, this reading is of his last novel. "Sick Heart River" was completed days before his death and published posthumously in 1941.

Buchan's rich descriptions of the rugged Canadian Northwest Territories are influenced by his real-life voyage down the Mackenzie River in 1937. At that time, Buchan was Governor-General of Canada.

Director: Hamish Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1990.


MON 14:45 Byron Rogers - The Last Human Cannonball (b00fwdfc)
Episode 1

Byron Rogers embarks on a visit to the packed treasure house of a costume store. Read by Crawford Logan.


MON 15:00 Daniel Defoe - Robinson Crusoe and his Farther Adventures (b00ncspw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b0379247)
Mel introduces the first part of The Dream Travellers by Sherry Ashworth.


MON 17:00 Flying the Flag (b00sxjmy)
Series 2

No Sudden Moves

“It's hard enough coping with adult life as it is, without having children going about being cleverer than you are.”

East meets West in an epic chess game where politics, pride and chicken nuggets are at stake...

Alex Shearer's Eastern bloc embassy sitcom.

Starring Dinsdale Landen as HM Ambassador Mackenzie, Peter Acre as William Frost, Moir Leslie as Helen Waterson, Christopher Benjamin as Colonel Surikov and Richard Pearce as Keith Branley.

Producer: Pete Atkin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1988.


MON 17:30 Married (b007tm4g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 18:00 The Price of Fear (b007jnd6)
The Waxwork

Horror legend Vincent Price tells the mortifying tale of a man who spends the night among wax dummies.

Starring Peter Barkworth, Joan Cooper, Cyril Shaps and Christopher Bidmead.

AM Burrage’s story dramatised by Barry Campbell.

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on BBC World Service in 1973.


MON 18:30 Douglas Hill - The Blade of the Poisoner (b007jrkq)
Strange Talents

Why does Prince Mephtik order his troops to destroy Jarral's village?

What strange talents does the boy possess to make the Poisoner want to hunt him down?

Douglas Hill's sci-fi fantasy dramatised in four parts by Wally K Daly.

Starring Eric Allen as Jarral the man, James Holland as Jarral the boy, Elizabeth Bell as Archer, Ben Onwukwe as Carver, Adjoa Ando as Dorrina, Susan Sheridan as Mandra, Hugh Dixon as Prince Mephtik with Nigel Carrington, Charles Millom and Neil Roberts as the Soldiers.

Special effects by Dick Mills.

Music by Peter Howells of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.

Producer: Peter Fozzard

First broadcast on BBC Radio 5 in 1991.


MON 19:00 Round the Horne (b007k3n2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 Brothers in Law (b007k2wl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 The Doomed Oasis, by Hammond Innes (b007k372)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 Dalziel and Pascoe - Bones and Silence (b00j5hq1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 20:45 Dick Barton - Special Agent: The Cabatolin Diamonds (b03790m8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:45 today]


MON 21:00 Deborah Moggach - Tulip Fever (b007jm5m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:15 Loose Ends (b0372ctf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


MON 22:00 I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue (b036twt9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 Colin Hoult's Carnival of Monsters (b0375b3z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b037zlb6)
For two hours, six nights a week, the Comedy Club offers the best laughs around. Tonight, Tom Wrigglesworth chats to character comedian Eleanor Thom.


MON 23:00 The News Quiz Extra (b0375b43)
Series 8

Episode 4

Extended satirical review of the news chaired by Sandi Toksvig, with panellists Jeremy Hardy, Jon Richardson, Vicki Pepperdine and the Telegraph's Michael Deacon.


MON 23:45 Hearing With Hegley (b00b7c59)
Series 1

Episode 4

The poet laureate of alternative comedy, John Hegley, presents a selection of his work.

With:

Keith Moore
Susan Norton
Andrew Bailey
Nigel Piper

Producer: Phil Clarke

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1996.



TUESDAY 23 JULY 2013

TUE 00:00 The Price of Fear (b007jnd6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 Douglas Hill - The Blade of the Poisoner (b007jrkq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 The Doomed Oasis, by Hammond Innes (b007k372)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 Dalziel and Pascoe - Bones and Silence (b00j5hq1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:45 Dick Barton - Special Agent: The Cabatolin Diamonds (b03790m8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:45 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 Colin Hoult's Carnival of Monsters (b0375b3z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 Artists (b019dr8p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 Daniel Defoe - Robinson Crusoe and his Farther Adventures (b00ncspw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 Deborah Moggach - Tulip Fever (b007jm5m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:15 Loose Ends (b0372ctf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 Flying the Flag (b00sxjmy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 Married (b007tm4g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 Mark Tavener - High Table, Lower Orders (b00h8qls)
Series 2

Episode 1

Budget cuts spark conflict at the Cambridge college, and Gilbert is plotting. Comic thriller with Geoffrey Palmer and Samuel West.


TUE 06:30 Dalziel and Pascoe - Bones and Silence (b00j5lbp)
Episode 7

DS Dalziel and his murder suspect are both due on stage in the local Mysteries. Reginald Hill's story read by Philip Jackson.


TUE 06:45 Dick Barton - Special Agent: The Cabatolin Diamonds (b03799x2)
Episode 7

After a tip-off courtesy of a cat, Dick and Freddie find themselves confronting knife-wielding apes.

The stirring 'Devil's Galop' heralds the arrival of Douglas Kelly as 'Dick Barton - Special Agent' in another thrilling tale of criminal masterminds, espionage and daring adventure.

Originally starring Noel Johnson, Duncan Carse and Gordon Davies, Dick Barton ran on the BBC Light Programme between 1946 and 1951, but sadly, very few original recordings survive.

With the original lost, this is a very authentic sounding re-recording of 'The Cabatolin Diamonds' using the original scripts and music, which was made for international distribution. Happily the audio was rediscovered in 2009, lurking in the vaults of the National Film and Sound Archive in Canberra, Australia.

Script by Geoffrey Webb.

Producer: Morris West

First broadcast in Australia in April 1949.


TUE 07:00 The Pickerskill Reports (b00mgz1p)
Series 1

Cadmus Wilcox

A pupil with American diplomat parents is denied access to the senior cadets shooting team by the Colonel because he's not a British citizen - even though he is the only hope the school have of winning the prestigious inter-school's shooting cup.

But when he visits Haunchurst as an adult with an Olympic medal for shooting with his US team, the Colonel is totally unimpressed. Why?

Dr Henry Pickerskill ...... Ian McDiarmid
Colonel Bradshaw ..... Richard Johnson
A.R.F. Somerset-Stephenson ..... Mike Sarne
Young Cadmus Wilcox ..... Tom Kane
Adult Cadmus Wilcox ..... Dominic Hawksley
Wentworth ..... Louis Williams

Written and Directed by Andrew McGibbon.

Producer: Nick Romero
A Curtains For Radio production for BBC Radio 4.


TUE 07:30 It's Not What You Know (b036v9hd)
Series 2

Episode 2

Frank Skinner, Grace Dent and Jonathan Agnew each nominate someone they know well to answer a series of questions and they than have to second guess how they answered.

Host Miles Jupp tests Frank on how well he knows his friend and radio co-host Emily Dean, Grace her best friend, the Times columnist Caitlin Moran, and Jonathan his wife's best friend Anne Davies.

What is Frank's favourite drink? Who is Grace's favourite writer? And what would Jonathan do if he wasn't a cricket commentator?

All answers and more will be revealed.

Producer: Sam Michell.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2013.


TUE 08:00 The Goon Show (b007k4l1)
Series 5

Lurgi Strikes Britain

Doctor Seagoon is dispatched to tackle a curious contagious epidemic disease.

Groundbreaking, surreal BBC radio comedy written by Spike Milligan and Eric Sykes.

Starring:

Peter Sellers
Harry Secombe
Spike Milligan

First billed as Crazy People, ten series of The Goon Show were recorded between 1951 and 1960, but sadly many of the earliest shows weren’t kept in the archive.

With the Ray Ellington Quartet and Max Geldray.

Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott.

Announcer: Wallace Greenslade

Producer: Peter Eton

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in November 1954.


TUE 08:30 Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (b007jr9f)
Home Is the Hero

Bob's fiancee Thelma is appalled by the return of Terry to his home town after seven years.

Starring James Bolam as Terry Collier, Rodney Bewes as Bob Ferris and Brigit Forsyth as Thelma Chambers. With Sheila Fearn and Peter Whitman.

Created and scripted for BBC TV by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais. Adapted for radio by Patrick Tilley.

Producer: John Browell
Originally lost from the archive, the audio was recovered in the BBC's Archive Treasure Hunt in 2003.
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1975.


TUE 09:00 The News Quiz Extra (b0375b43)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:45 Hearing With Hegley (b00b7c59)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:45 on Monday]


TUE 10:00 Daniel Defoe - Robinson Crusoe and his Farther Adventures (b00nd06k)
Episode 2

The castaway searches for more adventure in the far north wastes of Siberia. Stars Tim McInnerny and Jonathan Tafler.


TUE 11:00 Deborah Moggach - Tulip Fever (b007jm64)
Episode 7

Sophia and Jan gamble all on the tulip markets, but will they have enough time? Read by Emma Fielding and William Gaminara.


TUE 11:15 Nan Woodhouse (b007jx5f)
Now or Never

Age is no barrier for a group of older people who decide to make their wishes come true. Stars Thelma Barlow and Katherine Parr.


TUE 12:00 The Goon Show (b007k4l1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (b007jr9f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 Mark Tavener - High Table, Lower Orders (b00h8qls)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 Dalziel and Pascoe - Bones and Silence (b00j5lbp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 13:45 Dick Barton - Special Agent: The Cabatolin Diamonds (b03799x2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:45 today]


TUE 14:00 Ladies of Letters (b007k3sq)
Ladies of Letters Go Global

Episode 2

Irene is forced into casual labour when she arrives in Ibiza to find she’s inherited her absent friend's debts.

Meanwhile Vera’s escaped Gaston's clutches in a beetroot truck heading for Trieste, when she falls in with Roman, a charismatic Transylvanian with a hatred of garlic.

Irene ...... Prunella Scales
Vera ...... Patricia Routledge

The up and down relationship of two mature ladies shared via their barbed correspondence.

Written by Lou Wakefield and Carole Havman.

Producer: Claudine Toutoungi

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2006.


TUE 14:15 Ambridge Extra (b0379bd0)
Series 5

Episode 7

Brenda wakes up in a luxurious flat with Dmitry. They share a bath and Dmitry asks all about her family and friends: he wants to know everything about her. Dmitry later asks Brenda to stay with him in the flat. She agrees and they embrace.

Meanwhile, Matt discovers Vitaly has checked out of the hotel and gone AWOL. Matt turns up at Vitaly's offices demanding to see him. He becomes irate at reception and so the security guard kicks him out. When Matt returns to his hotel he finds that he and Brenda have also been checked out, with his room bill paid by Kedrov Holdings. Matt tries to book another room but none of his cards works. He phones Lilian to find out what's going on and she tells him she has stopped his access to the business accounts, which he has been using to fund his own private deal. Lilian softens when she hears the distress in Matt's voice, but he refuses to tell her what's going on, simply barking at her to restore his cards. Lilian grows angry at his refusal to explain and puts the phone down on him. Matt's stranded.

Cast:

Matt Crawford ..... Kim Durham
Lilian Bellamy ..... Sunny Ormonde
Brenda Tucker ..... Amy Shindler
Dmitry ..... Basher Savage
Erik ..... Laurentiu Possa
Vera/ Diana ..... Aleksandra Everitt

Writer ..... Sarah Bradshaw
Producer/ Director ..... Julie Beckett
Editor ..... Vanessa Whitburn.


TUE 14:30 John Buchan - Sick Heart River (b00lh0tq)
Episode 2

Undertaking his last mission, Sir Edward Leithen probes the life of a missing New York businessman. Read by Paul Young.


TUE 14:45 Byron Rogers - The Last Human Cannonball (b00fy24x)
Episode 2

Byron Rogers goes in search of his Wild West heroes in Spain and the USA. Read by Crawford Logan.


TUE 15:00 Daniel Defoe - Robinson Crusoe and his Farther Adventures (b00nd06k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b0379bd2)
Mel says Happy Birthday to Helen Mirren, and gets her taste buds tingling with a guide to eating insects, and Stephen Mangan reads the second part of The Dream Travellers.


TUE 17:00 Like They've Never Been Gone (b00cr32p)
Series 4

Episode 4

Tommy and Sheila try sort out their son Murray's career and love-life – and Sheila seems to have a new hobby...

Ageing showbiz couple Tommy Franklin and Sheila Parr battle on with their second stab at fame.

Mike Coleman's sitcom starring Roy Hudd and June Whitfield.

Tommy Franklin …. Roy Hudd
Sheila Parr …. June Whitfield
Hetty Stark …. Pat Coombes
Murray …. Julian Eardley
Louis Elstein …. Edward Halsted
Hilaire …. Paul Rogan.

Music by Frido Ruth.

Producer: Steve Doherty

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2002.


TUE 17:30 The Pickerskill Reports (b00mgz1p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 18:00 The Price of Fear (b007jmk9)
Fish

Movie legend Vincent Price takes the bait, and tells a tale of horror from Down Under. Shark and chips, anyone?

Starring Bill Kerr, Bruce Beeby, Amanda Murray and Lewis Fiander.

Written by Rene Basilico.

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in 1973.


TUE 18:30 Douglas Hill - The Blade of the Poisoner (b007jrng)
Tainted Blade

Jarral carries the marks which Prince Mephtik scratched on his chest with a tainted blade.

He will die without help...

Douglas Hill's sci-fi fantasy dramatised in four parts by Wally K Daly.

Starring Eric Allen as Jarral the man, James Holland as Jarral the boy, Elizabeth Bell as Archer, Ben Onwukwe as Carver, Susan Sheridan as Mandra and Hugh Dixon as Prince Mephtik.

Other parts by James Thomason, Auriol Smith, Nigel Carrington, Charles Millom and Neil Roberts as the Soldiers.

Special effects by Dick Mills.

Music by Peter Howells of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.

Producer: Peter Fozzard

First broadcast on BBC Radio 5 in 1991.


TUE 19:00 The Goon Show (b007k4l1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (b007jr9f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 Mark Tavener - High Table, Lower Orders (b00h8qls)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 Dalziel and Pascoe - Bones and Silence (b00j5lbp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 20:45 Dick Barton - Special Agent: The Cabatolin Diamonds (b03799x2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:45 today]


TUE 21:00 Deborah Moggach - Tulip Fever (b007jm64)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 21:15 Nan Woodhouse (b007jx5f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


TUE 22:00 It's Not What You Know (b036v9hd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 Deep Trouble (b00t6sjh)
Series 2

Episode 1

A new crew member and a noxious gas make their mark on nuclear submarine HMS Goliath. Stars Jim Field Smith. From May 2007.


TUE 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b037zlb8)
For two hours, six nights a week, the Comedy Club offers the best laughs around. Plus more from Tom Wrigglesworth's chat with character comedian Eleanor Thom.


TUE 23:00 Delve Special (b007k4fc)
Series 2

The Secret Disservice

David Lander probes MI5 in a tale of dirty tricks, purple herrings and mauve sheep.

Presented by David Lander with assistance from Stephen Fry.

Studio production by Brenda Blethyn, Tony Robinson, Jack Klaff and Stephen Frost.

Dramatic reconstruction by Felicity Montague, Robert Bathurst and Phil Nice.

Researched and compiled by Tony Sarchet.

Editor: Paul Mayhew-Archer

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

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1985.


TUE 23:30 Mordrin McDonald: 21st Century Wizard (b00q3ld2)
Series 1

Quest

Written by David Kay and Gavin Smith, Mordrin McDonald is a 2000 year old Wizard living in the modern world where regular bin collections and watching Countdown are just as important as slaying the odd Dragon.

In this episode Mordrin is summoned by the wizard council to deal with an out of control Jakonty Dragon which is on a path of destruction and is set to wipe out the tiny town of Aviemore, but who can he recruit to help him?

Featuring and written by Scottish stand up David Kay and starring Gordon Kennedy and Jack Docherty, Mordrin McDonald mixes the magical with the mundane and offers a hilarious take on the life of a modern day Wizard.

Cast:
Mordrin: David Kay
Geoff: Gordon Kennedy
Heather: Cora Bissett
Bernard The Blue: Jack Doherty
Tracy: Rosemary Hollands
Jill: Sally Reid

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


TUE 23:45 Steven Appleby's Normal Life (b00slshn)
Series 2

Normal Reality

Cartoonist Steven Appleby is only mildly surprised to be identified as the Earth's supreme being by alien civilisations throughout the universe.

But where does reality end and fantasy begin?

Paul McCrink stars as Steven Appleby with what he laughably describes as "insights into normal, everyday life".

With:

Rosalind Paul
Ewan Bailey
Nigel Betts
Rachel Atkins

Written by Steven Appleby

Producer: Toby Swift

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2003



WEDNESDAY 24 JULY 2013

WED 00:00 The Price of Fear (b007jmk9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 Douglas Hill - The Blade of the Poisoner (b007jrng)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 Mark Tavener - High Table, Lower Orders (b00h8qls)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 Dalziel and Pascoe - Bones and Silence (b00j5lbp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:45 Dick Barton - Special Agent: The Cabatolin Diamonds (b03799x2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:45 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 The News Quiz Extra (b0375b43)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


WED 02:45 Hearing With Hegley (b00b7c59)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:45 on Monday]


WED 03:00 Daniel Defoe - Robinson Crusoe and his Farther Adventures (b00nd06k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 Deborah Moggach - Tulip Fever (b007jm64)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:15 Nan Woodhouse (b007jx5f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 Like They've Never Been Gone (b00cr32p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 The Pickerskill Reports (b00mgz1p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 Mark Tavener - High Table, Lower Orders (b00h8x8d)
Series 2

Episode 2

The Master and the Dean's feud intensifies as a student is found cheating. Stars Geoffrey Palmer and Michael Maloney.


WED 06:30 Dalziel and Pascoe - Bones and Silence (b00j622d)
Episode 8

Andrew Dalziel learns of a tragic accident on chief suspect Philip Swain's farm. Reginald Hill's story read by Philip Jackson.


WED 06:45 Dick Barton - Special Agent: The Cabatolin Diamonds (b0379lbh)
Episode 8

Dick and Freddie strike lucky when they discover the smugglers' secret stash. But their luck doesn't last.

The stirring 'Devil's Galop' heralds the arrival of Douglas Kelly as 'Dick Barton - Special Agent' in another thrilling tale of criminal masterminds, espionage and daring adventure.

Originally starring Noel Johnson, Duncan Carse and Gordon Davies, Dick Barton ran on the BBC Light Programme between 1946 and 1951, but sadly, very few original recordings survive.

With the original lost, this is a very authentic sounding re-recording of 'The Cabatolin Diamonds' using the original scripts and music, which was made for international distribution. Happily the audio was rediscovered in 2009, lurking in the vaults of the National Film and Sound Archive in Canberra, Australia.

Script by Geoffrey Webb.

Producer: Morris West

First broadcast in Australia in April 1949.


WED 07:00 The Attractive Young Rabbi (b007k2vh)
Series 2

Brief Encounter

Rabbi Su feels dumbfounded when Rabbi Abraham is invited to a Royal garden party, but then she meets someone...

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
Melvin ...... Henry Goodman
Brian ...... Jonathan Kydd
Sadie Fine ...... Doreen Mantle
Khaled ...... Nadim Sawalha
Rashid ...... Nabil Elouahabi

Music: Max Harris.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2000.


WED 07:30 The Brig Society (b036vvrg)
Series 1

Food

Uh-oh - Marcus Brigstocke has been put in charge of a thing!

Each week, Marcus finds he's volunteered to be in charge of a big old thing - a hospital, the railways, British fashion, a prison. And each week he starts out by thinking "Well, it can't be that difficult, surely?" and ends up with "Oh - turns out it's utterly difficult and complicated. Who knew...?"

This week - Marcus has been volunteered to be the face, not to say beard and glasses, of British food. During the course of the show, he'll be eating some food, examining the subject of packaging and waste, eating some more food, looking at supermarkets and seasonality, eating a bit more food, studying manufacturing and junk foods, eating some more food and then probably bursting.

Helping him serve up the show will be Rufus Jones (Hunderby, Holy Flying Circus), William Andrews (Sorry I've Got No Head) and Margaret Cabourn-Smith (Miranda).

The show is produced by Marcus's long-standing accomplice, David Tyler, who also produces Marcus' appearances as the inimitable as Giles Wemmbley Hogg.

Written by Marcus Brigstocke, Jeremy Salsby, Toby Davies, Nick Doody, Steve Punt and Tom Neenan.

Produced by David Tyler
A Pozzitive production for BBC Radio 4.


WED 08:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007k456)
Series 3

The Test Match

MCC chairman Sid makes the lad cricket captain for England, but places his bet on Australia to win!

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 February 1956.


WED 08:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00dyb12)
Series 6

Episode 10

Problem corner with Marjorie Droops, and Robinson Prunestone gets marooned.

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

Written by Simon Brett, Graeme Garden and Jo Kendall.

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 June 1968.


WED 09:00 Crowned Hudds (b00pgydd)
How Ye Quest Was Wonne

Poking fun at King Arthur, Roy Hudd takes a royal romp through history, with June Whitfield and Chris Emmett. From August 1995.


WED 09:30 Says on the Tin (b00gqzw0)
Chowder

Comedy by Christopher William Hill.

Eliott, Esther and Hannah compete aggressively to promote American Chowder to the British.

Eliott Thurber ...... Michael Brandon
Esther Finn ...... Samantha Bond
Hannah Walker ...... Pippa Haywood
Zadie ...... Joannah Tincey
Baz ...... Inam Mirza
Sal ...... John Guerrasio

Other parts played by Stephen Critchlow, Jonathan Tafler, Dan Starkey, Gunnar Cauthery and Donnla Hughes.


WED 10:00 Classic Serial (b013fnz7)
Anthony Trollope - The American Senator

Episode 1

The American Senator
By Anthony Trollope
Dramatised by Martyn Wade
Part One
Arabella is determined to keep her engagement to John Morton a secret. Perhaps, there is a more exciting and wealthy husband she might be able to catch ...

Anthony Trollope..........Robert Glenister
Arabella Trefoil.............Anna Maxwell Martin
Lady Augustus.............Barbara Flynn
John Morton.................Blake Ritson
Senator Gotobed..........Stuart Milligan
Reginald Morton...........Daniel Rabin
Mrs Morton..................Richenda Carey
Mary Masters...............Penelope Rawlins
Lawrence Twentyman...Carl Prekopp
Lord Rufford.................Henry Devas
Mr Bearside.................Sean Baker

Directed by Tracey Neale

The Story:
In this little known tale, Anthony Trollope never allows The American Senator's attitude to get in the way of plot -and his ability to weave story strands which arise out of credible motivation, psychology and emotion is as sure as ever. The characters are as finely drawn as we have come to expect from the pen of Trollope. There's the extraordinary Arabella but also the comic, kind natured and the tragic characters too.

Arabella finds herself in the ignoble occupation of husband/fortune-hunting. She's aware that the years are passing and the strain of numerous failed relationships have made her prospects increasingly poor. She is unofficially engaged to John Morton, a diplomat, and owner of a large estate, but now the wealthy and more exciting Lord Rufford has come into view. His estate being larger and more grand. Surely he is worth fighting for?

Arabella, encouraged by her monstrous mother, Lady Augustus, decides to try and keep Morton on the back-burner (but deny her engagement in public) while engineering a series of compromising situations in an outrageous attempt to win Rufford.

But Arabella is playing a dangerous game and although her behaviour is both conniving and ruthless, she is extraordinary and powerfully-drawn and so does not become an out-and-out anti-heroine. She is, to some degree, the victim of her situation - and of her mother. She is courageous as well as devious, and she has her pride. As the tale concludes and she seeks some degree of redemption she achieves tragic status.

A parallel but secondary plot concerns Reginald Morton, an elder cousin of John, and Mary Masters, who is the complete antithesis to Miss Trefoil. Mary's absurd, domineering stepmother thinks that Mary should marry a besotted local farmer, Lawrence Twentyman but Mary is in love with Reginald Morton. Is he in love with her though? She finds support in the shape of Reginald's kind and gentle aunt, Lady Ushant, but there is the stern and grim grandmother of both John and Reginald who stands in the way of happiness because of a long-standing family feud.

Elias Gotobed, the visiting senator of the book's title, has little impact on events - but he has an important part to play as an observer of events; a gauche but vigorous critic of the antiquated elements of English society and the establishment. Gotobed's conclusions are a supplement to those which can be drawn from Arabella's tale, where greed, class-consciousness and snobbery are mercilessly displayed.

'The American Senator' is, in part, a state of the nation novel - enhanced by the parallels between Trollope's world and ours. Arabella has her modern-day equivalents, and the Senator's remarks throughout the dramatisation about the working man's passive and subservient nature have not lost their relevance.

The Author:
Anthony Trollope produced a vast collection of work about credible people and their foibles. He gained recognition as a writer who portrayed English life is a wry and honest manner with a cast of humorous and delightful characters. His portrayal of female characters is particularly skilful and Arabella Trefoil is no exception.

The Dramatist:
Martyn Wade is a skilled and talented radio writer and dramatist. He has dramatised the 'Barsetshire' novels for radio and the 'Palliser' series too. His other Trollope dramatisations have included 'Orley Farm' and 'Miss Mackenzie'. He also dramatised Ada Leverson's 'The Little Ottleys' for Woman's Hour.


WED 11:00 Deborah Moggach - Tulip Fever (b007jm6m)
Episode 8

Sophia's plan for escape is desperate, but will it be enough to convince her husband? Read by Emma Fielding and William Gaminara.


WED 11:15 Drama (b00771rc)
Juliet Ace - Chocolate Frigates

A naval chef plans a grand farewell dinner for his captain, just as his son is sent to fight in the Iraq war. Stars Todd Carty, Lindsey Coulson, Jamie Kenna and Nick Sayce.


WED 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007k456)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00dyb12)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 Mark Tavener - High Table, Lower Orders (b00h8x8d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 Dalziel and Pascoe - Bones and Silence (b00j622d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 13:45 Dick Barton - Special Agent: The Cabatolin Diamonds (b0379lbh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:45 today]


WED 14:00 Ladies of Letters (b007k3tn)
Ladies of Letters Go Global

Episode 3

Howard is no help in rescuing Vera, so Irene, after breaking out of her Ibizan jail, implores Brian to help.

But when Brian catches up with Vera in Moscow, Vera's enraging remarks about her new-found intimacy with Irene's son-in-law urge Irene to write an anonymous letter she may regret...

Irene ...... Prunella Scales
Vera ...... Patricia Routledge
Howard ...... Christopher Kelham

The up and down relationship of two mature ladies shared via their barbed correspondence.

Written by Lou Wakefield and Carole Havman.

Producer: Claudine Toutoungi

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2006.


WED 14:15 Foreign Bodies (b01mnz57)
Series 1

Sweden - Inspector Martin Beck

In 1965 husband and wife Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö published the first of their series of 10 police procedurals featuring Inspector Martin Beck and his team. Written during a time when Stockholm saw demonstrations against the Vietnam War, the arming and re-organisation of the police force and stresses on the welfare state, the Beck novels deliberately used the crime genre to depict changes in Swedish society.

Current crime best sellers Jo Nesbø, Henning Mankell, Åsa Larsson, Camilla Lackberg, Jens Lapidus, Val McDermid and Gunnar Staalesen are amongst those discussing the influence of the Martin Beck series with Mark Lawson as part of his series looking at European history through crime fiction.

Producer: Robyn Read

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2012.


WED 14:30 John Buchan - Sick Heart River (b00lh2k4)
Episode 3

On the trail of missing New Yorker Francis Gaillard, Sir Edward Leithen heads to the wilds of Canada. Read by Paul Young.


WED 14:45 Byron Rogers - The Last Human Cannonball (b00fy2r2)
Episode 3

Byron Rogers goes in search of those who provide the wallpaper of the movies, the Hollywood extras. Read by Crawford Logan.


WED 15:00 Classic Serial (b013fnz7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b0379m3r)
Mel explores the amazing life of the real-life Professor Calculus, and Stephen Mangan reads the third part of The Dream Travellers by Sherry Ashworth.


WED 17:00 No Commitments (b007k3qk)
Series 12

Settling Down

More sisterly bickering in Beckenham, but why is Victoria learning to speak French? Stars Angela Thorne. From April 2006.


WED 17:30 The Attractive Young Rabbi (b007k2vh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 18:00 The Price of Fear (b007jn0n)
Soul Music

Horror legend Vincent Price tells the chilling tale of a violinist with very special hands

Starring John Graham, Coral Browne, Roger Snowdon and Michael Burlington.

Written by William Ingram.

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in 1973.


WED 18:30 Douglas Hill - The Blade of the Poisoner (b007jrr6)
Trapped

Jarral and his friends head to Prince Mephtik's garden, where an alarming battle awaits them

Douglas Hill's sci-fi fantasy dramatised in four parts by Wally K Daly.

Starring Eric Allen as Jarral the man, James Holland as Jarral the boy, Elizabeth Bell as Archer, Ben Onwukwe as Carver, Susan Sheridan as Mandra, David Bannerman as Yorrold, Hugh Dixon as Prince Mephtik.

Special effects by Dick Mills.

Music by Peter Howells of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.

Producer: Peter Fozzard

First broadcast on BBC Radio 5 in 1991.


WED 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007k456)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00dyb12)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 Mark Tavener - High Table, Lower Orders (b00h8x8d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 Dalziel and Pascoe - Bones and Silence (b00j622d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 20:45 Dick Barton - Special Agent: The Cabatolin Diamonds (b0379lbh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:45 today]


WED 21:00 Deborah Moggach - Tulip Fever (b007jm6m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 21:15 Drama (b00771rc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


WED 22:00 The Brig Society (b036vvrg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 Children's Hour with Armstrong and Miller (b00933zr)
Episode 4

Martin Bain-Jones is left in the studio, while Craig Children's got a dubious new job.

Ben Miller and Alexander Armstrong star as the pompous critics.

With:

Charlie Condou
Melissa Lloyd
Tony Gardner

Written by Ben Miller and Alexander Armstrong.

Producer: Jon Rolph

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1998.


WED 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b037zlbb)
For two hours, six nights a week, the Comedy Club offers the best laughs around. Tonight, Tom Wrigglesworth chats to stand-up comedian Tiernan Douieb.


WED 23:00 The Mel and Sue Thing (b00769tt)
Episode 2

More mayhem from Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins.

More adventures of spoilt Harriet and her pushy aunt in the second part of Jane Austen's lost novella, Fanny Adams, plus grumpy French au pairs and a special preview performance of the Ukranian entry for next year's Eurovision.

With Paul Chahidi

Written by Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins.

Producer: Elizabeth Freestone.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2002.


WED 23:30 Masala FM (b007jyfv)
Episode 2

Maz Mazoo gets an offer from Radio Fun FM, Madoona, the Asian Madonna is intent on making her mark on Masala FM, and Shanta's sick of the pair of them.

Six-part sitcom written by Meera Syal

Starring Sanjeev Bhaskar, Nitin Sawheny, Meera Syal and Nina Wadia.

Music by Nitin Sawhney.

Producer: Liz Anstee

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1996.



THURSDAY 25 JULY 2013

THU 00:00 The Price of Fear (b007jn0n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 Douglas Hill - The Blade of the Poisoner (b007jrr6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 Mark Tavener - High Table, Lower Orders (b00h8x8d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 Dalziel and Pascoe - Bones and Silence (b00j622d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:45 Dick Barton - Special Agent: The Cabatolin Diamonds (b0379lbh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:45 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 Crowned Hudds (b00pgydd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 Says on the Tin (b00gqzw0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 Classic Serial (b013fnz7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 Deborah Moggach - Tulip Fever (b007jm6m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:15 Drama (b00771rc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 No Commitments (b007k3qk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 The Attractive Young Rabbi (b007k2vh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 Mark Tavener - High Table, Lower Orders (b00h91l0)
Series 2

Episode 3

A Cambridge college student is found hanged, but was it suicide or murder? Mark Tavener's comic thriller stars Geoffrey Palmer and Samuel West.


THU 06:30 Dalziel and Pascoe - Bones and Silence (b00j6bh4)
Episode 9

After his tragic accident, Andrew Dalziel hears Arnie Stringer's final words. Reginald Hill's story read by Philip Jackson.


THU 06:45 Dick Barton - Special Agent: The Cabatolin Diamonds (b037bbfq)
Episode 9

Dick and Freddie are recovering, but that doesn't stop their dogged pursuit of their female adversary.

The stirring 'Devil's Galop' heralds the arrival of Douglas Kelly as 'Dick Barton - Special Agent' in another thrilling tale of criminal masterminds, espionage and daring adventure.

Originally starring Noel Johnson, Duncan Carse and Gordon Davies, Dick Barton ran on the BBC Light Programme between 1946 and 1951, but sadly, very few original recordings survive.

With the original lost, this is a very authentic sounding re-recording of 'The Cabatolin Diamonds' using the original scripts and music, which was made for international distribution. Happily the audio was rediscovered in 2009, lurking in the vaults of the National Film and Sound Archive in Canberra, Australia.

Script by Geoffrey Webb.

Producer: Morris West

First broadcast in Australia in April 1949.


THU 07:00 Do Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me (b0076sqs)
Series 2

Thanks for the Memory

No Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me
Series 2
Episode 4 of 4 - Thanks for the Memory

George is surprised when everyone seems to have forgotten his 70th birthday. Roy, concealing his real plans, offers to buy him a bag of chips on the way home from the pub. But an evening of celebration brings back some bittersweet memories.

Don Warrington..... Roy
Yvonne Brewster..... Vi
Sam Kelly..... George
George Layton..... Barry
Caroline Lee Johnson..... Bernadette
Marcus Powell... Victor
Mike Kearsey..... Trombonist

Written by Marcus Powell
Producer Carol Smith.


THU 07:30 My First Planet (b01gvqnq)
Series 1

Inglorious Barters

Written by Phil Whelans

A queue for the loo and a rogue backrub threaten to blow up the colony. And just what is Lillian's "Special Skill"...?

A sitcom set on a shiny new planet where we ask the question - if humankind were to colonize space, is it destined to succumb to self-interest, prejudice and infighting? (By the way, the answer's "yes". Sorry.)

Welcome to the colony. We're aware that having been in deep cryosleep for 73 years, you may be in need of some supplementary information.

Personnel
Unfortunately, Burrows the leader of the colony has died on the voyage, so his Number 2, Brian (Nicholas Lyndhurst) is now in charge. He's a nice enough chap, but no alpha male, and his desire to sort things out with a nice friendly meeting infuriates the colony's Chief Physician Lillian (Vicki Pepperdine - "Getting On"), who'd really rather everyone was walking round in tight colour-coded tunics and saluting each other. She's also in charge of Project Adam, the plan to conceive and give birth to the first colony-born baby. Unfortunately, the two people hand-picked for this purpose - Carol and Richard - were rather fibbing about being a couple, just to get on the trip.

Add in an entirely unscrupulous Chief Scientist, Mason and also Archer, an idiot maintenance man who believes he's an "empath" rather than a plumber, and you're all set to answer the question - if humankind were to colonize space, is it destined to succumb to self-interest, prejudice and infighting? (By the way, the answer's "yes". Sorry.)

Produced & directed by David Tyler
A Pozzitive Television Ltd Production for BBC Radio 4

with special guest
Carshalton Richard Bond.


THU 08:00 Dad's Army (b007jm2h)
Series 1

The Showing Up of Corporal Jones

Corporal Jones will be forced to retire from the platoon, unless he manages to complete an assault course in 15 minutes....

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 Frazer …. John Laurie
Private Pike …. Ian Lavender
Private Walker …. Graham Stark
Major Smith …. Jack Watson
Announcer …. John Snagge

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 4 in April 1974.


THU 08:30 Take It From Here (b01dtg79)
From 04/12/1958

Napoleonic double-doings, while Ron's latest news shocks broody Eth in 'The Glums'.

Starring Professor Jimmy Edwards, Dick Bentley and June Whitfield.

Announcer: Brian Matthew

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 December 1958.


THU 09:00 Big Jim and the Figaro Club (b008g6v4)
Transport of Delight

Demobbed Old Ned heads south after the war and joins a special construction team.

Six anarchic tales from those demob days “when we was going to build the new Jerusalem - you know, before the world turned lax and sour”.

CAST:

Big Jim …. Norman Rossington
Harold Perkins …. Roland Curram
Old Ned …. Harold Goodwin
Nimrod …. David John
Turps … Sylvester McCoy
Chick …. David Beckett
The Farmer …. Douglas Blackwell
The Farmer’s Daughter …. Karen Ascoe
Narrator …. Bernard Cribbins.

Written by Ted Walker.

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1987.


THU 09:30 Life in London (b01167w4)
In Training for a Swell

A tour of the sprawling post-Regency Metropolis in the years before the Victorians turned up and made everything boring

All in the company of garrulous author Pierce Egan, cocksure urbanite Corinthian Tom, his naive Somerset cousin Jerry Hawthorn and their drunken compatriot Bob Logic.

Starring Greg Wise, Mark Gatiss and James Bachman.

Pierce Egan’s 19th-century comic novel adapted by Dan Tetsell.

Pierce Egan .... Geoffrey McGivern
Corinthian Tom .... Greg Wise
Jerry Hawthorn .... Mark Gatiss
Bob Logic .... James Bachman
Old Hawthorn .... Christopher Douglas
Corinthian Kate .... Amanda Abbingdon
Mrs Belcher .... Laura Shavin
Mr Primefit .... Dave Lamb

Music: Ben Walker

Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2006.


THU 10:00 Classic Serial (b013rj8z)
Anthony Trollope - The American Senator

Episode 2

The American Senator
By Anthony Trollope
Dramatised by Martyn Wade
Part Two
Lord Rufford has kissed Arabella twice but she realises that much more needs to be done to win him and his estate. It is now time to tell John Morton she no longer wants to marry him?

Anthony Trollope..........Robert Glenister
Arabella Trefoil.............Anna Maxwell Martin
Lady Augustus.............Barbara Flynn
John Morton.................Blake Ritson
Senator Gotobed..........Stuart Milligan
Lady Ushant................Joanna David
Reginald Morton...........Daniel Rabin
Mary Masters...............Penelope Rawlins
Lawrence Twentyman...Carl Prekopp
Lord Rufford.................Henry Devas
Duchess of Mayfair.......Elaine Claxton
Mounser Green............Joanathan Forbes
Mrs. Masters...............Jane Whittenshaw
Mr Bearside.................Sean Baker

Directed by Tracey Neale

The Story:
In this little known tale, Anthony Trollope never allows The American Senator's attitude to get in the way of plot -and his ability to weave story strands which arise out of credible motivation, psychology and emotion is as sure as ever. The characters are as finely drawn as we have come to expect from the pen of Trollope. There's the extraordinary Arabella but also the comic, kind natured and the tragic characters too.

Arabella finds herself in the ignoble occupation of husband/fortune-hunting. She's aware that the years are passing and the strain of numerous failed relationships have made her prospects increasingly poor. She is unofficially engaged to John Morton, a diplomat, and owner of a large estate, but now the wealthy and more exciting Lord Rufford has come into view. His estate being larger and more grand. Surely he is worth fighting for?

Arabella, encouraged by her monstrous mother, Lady Augustus, decides to try and keep Morton on the back-burner (but deny her engagement in public) while engineering a series of compromising situations in an outrageous attempt to win Rufford.

But Arabella is playing a dangerous game and although her behaviour is both conniving and ruthless, she is extraordinary and powerfully-drawn and so does not become an out-and-out anti-heroine. She is, to some degree, the victim of her situation - and of her mother. She is courageous as well as devious, and she has her pride. As the tale concludes and she seeks some degree of redemption she achieves tragic status.

A parallel but secondary plot concerns Reginald Morton, an elder cousin of John, and Mary Masters, who is the complete antithesis to Miss Trefoil. Mary's absurd, domineering stepmother thinks that Mary should marry a besotted local farmer, Lawrence Twentyman but Mary is in love with Reginald Morton. Is he in love with her though? She finds support in the shape of Reginald's kind and gentle aunt, Lady Ushant, but there is the stern and grim grandmother of both John and Reginald who stands in the way of happiness because of a long-standing family feud.

Elias Gotobed, the visiting senator of the book's title, has little impact on events - but he has an important part to play as an observer of events; a gauche but vigorous critic of the antiquated elements of English society and the establishment. Gotobed's conclusions are a supplement to those which can be drawn from Arabella's tale, where greed, class-consciousness and snobbery are mercilessly displayed.

'The American Senator' is, in part, a state of the nation novel - enhanced by the parallels between Trollope's world and ours. Arabella has her modern-day equivalents, and the Senator's remarks throughout the dramatisation about the working man's passive and subservient nature have not lost their relevance.

The Author:
Anthony Trollope produced a vast collection of work about credible people and their foibles. He gained recognition as a writer who portrayed English life is a wry and honest manner with a cast of humorous and delightful characters. His portrayal of female characters is particularly skilful and Arabella Trefoil is no exception.

The Dramatist:
Martyn Wade is a skilled and talented radio writer and dramatist. He has dramatised the 'Barsetshire' novels for radio and the 'Palliser' series too. His other Trollope dramatisations have included 'Orley Farm' and 'Miss Mackenzie'. He also dramatised Ada Leverson's 'The Little Ottleys' for Woman's Hour.


THU 11:00 Deborah Moggach - Tulip Fever (b007jm73)
Episode 9

Sophia is in hiding and Jan is trying to plan their escape, but will fate intervene? Read by Emma Fielding and William Gaminara.


THU 11:15 Drama (b00770n6)
Catherine Shepherd - Cats and Monkeys

By Catherine Shepherd.

Eve has come to India following the recent death of her parents. While everyone around her is seeking enlightenment, she is only concerned with obtaining a legal document which will allow probate on her parents' estate to be granted.

Vivanti ...... Anna Carteret
Eve ...... Madelaine Brolly
Piturbaba ...... Jack Shepherd
Xavier ...... Ben Lewis
Mette ...... Catherine Shepherd
Daniel ...... Paddy Anderson

Directed by Lu Kemp.


THU 12:00 Dad's Army (b007jm2h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 Take It From Here (b01dtg79)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 Mark Tavener - High Table, Lower Orders (b00h91l0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 Dalziel and Pascoe - Bones and Silence (b00j6bh4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 13:45 Dick Barton - Special Agent: The Cabatolin Diamonds (b037bbfq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:45 today]


THU 14:00 Ladies of Letters (b007k3vh)
Ladies of Letters Go Global

Episode 4

Irene’s kept on the move by her island-hopping employees so can’t prevent Lesley sending Christopher, Irene's treasured only son, out to Moscow to bring back Vera.

When Vera explains that she and Christopher are to go on a dangerous mission for MI6, Irene takes the desperate steps of appealing to Nellie Thoroughgood, Chris's adoptive mother, for help

Irene ...... Prunella Scales
Vera ...... Patricia Routledge
Nellie Thoroughgood ...... Susan Jameson

The up and down relationship of two mature ladies shared via their barbed correspondence.

Written by Lou Wakefield and Carole Havman.

Producer: Claudine Toutoungi

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2006.


THU 14:15 Ambridge Extra (b037bcvm)
Series 5

Episode 8

Matt has spent the night on the streets and is rudely awoken by a Russian policeman. Matt's aggressive response gets him arrested. Meanwhile, Brenda wakes with Dmitry and finally decides to turn on her phone. She's horrified to discover messages from a desperate Matt.

Matt claims there's been a big mistake, before a police officer punches him in the stomach and throws him into a dingy cell.

Brenda's desperate to find Matt. Dmitry secretly phones Tatyana before telling Brenda that 'a friend' has told him what's happened to Matt. Brenda's beside herself with worry for Matt but Dmitry assures her Matt's friends must be helping him get out. They just need to wait for news.

Tatyana arrives with papers for Matt's release. She gives him his belongings as he marvels that she's an angel. In Tatyana's car, Matt explains that business partner Vitaly has gone AWOL. When Matt reveals he deposited his money into a strong box, Tatyana decides to take Matt straight to someone who'll know exactly where Vitaly is.

Brenda's relieved to see Matt, who meets Dmitry and has a feeling they've met before. Soon after Dmitry leaves, Leonid Kedrov enters and reintroduces himself as the man who directed Brenda to Vitaly's office the other week. He's the managing director of Kedrov Holdings and Vitaly, his son, has unfortunately been arrested. Vitaly's in prison as they speak.

Cast:

Matt Crawford ..... Kim Durham
Brenda Tucker ..... Amy Shindler
Dmitry ..... Basher Savage
Tatyana ..... Larissa Kouznetzova
Leonid ..... Boris Isarov
Grigory/ Stephan..... Laurentiu Possa
Vera ..... Alexandra Everitt

Writer ..... Sarah Bradshaw
Producer/ Director ..... Julie Beckett
Editor ..... Vanessa Whitburn.


THU 14:30 John Buchan - Sick Heart River (b00lh3hl)
Episode 4

Sir Edward Leithen picks up the missing New Yorker's suspicious trail in the Canadian wilderness. Read by Paul Young.


THU 14:45 Byron Rogers - The Last Human Cannonball (b00fwqb3)
Episode 4

Byron Rogers tells the extraordinary tale of Hitler's nephew William, born in Liverpool. Read by Crawford Logan.


THU 15:00 Classic Serial (b013rj8z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b037bdrf)
Mel explores the secret life of movie trailer voice-over artists, and Stephen Mangan reads the fourth part of The Dream Travellers by Sherry Ashworth.


THU 17:00 Ring Around the Bath (b00tnp6t)
Series 2

New Ways to Comb Old Gravel

Alison returns from Spain to find that Egg's taken her room and Xanthe has shrunk her favourite jeans in the wash.

Dad Patrick disappears off to work, leaving mum Stella to sort out the chaos - as she continues dreaming of a life in the country - without her grown-up children.

Series 2 of Lucy Clare and Ian Davidson's sitcom about topsy-turvy family life.

Stars Duncan Preston as Patrick, Penny Downie as Stella, Claudie Blakley as Alison, Bruce MacKinnon as Rick, Catherine Shepherd as Xanthe and Daniela Denby-Ashe as Egg.

Producer: Elizabeth Freestone

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2004.


THU 17:30 Do Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me (b0076sqs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 18:00 The Price of Fear (b01s4f4p)
Guy Fawkes Night

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

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

Dramatised by Richard Davis from his own story.

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in 1974.


THU 18:30 Douglas Hill - The Blade of the Poisoner (b007jrtt)
Last Chance

Unless the tainted blade and Prince Mephtik are destroyed within two days, Jarral will die...

Conclusion of Douglas Hill's sci-fi fantasy dramatised in four parts by Wally K Daly.

Starring Eric Allen as Jarral the man, James Holland as Jarral the boy, Elizabeth Bell as Archer, Ben Onwukwe as Carver, Hugh Dixon as Prince Mephtik, Susan Sheridan as Mandra, David Bannerman as Yorrold, James Thomason as Cryltor Tabatang, Bret Usher as Flammarock, Richard Pierce as Whiney, Anne Windsor as Innkeeper, with Nigel Carrington and Charles Millom as Soldiers.

Special effects by Dick Mills.

Music by Peter Howells of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.

Producer: Peter Fozzard

First broadcast on BBC Radio 5 in 1991.


THU 19:00 Dad's Army (b007jm2h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 Take It From Here (b01dtg79)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 Mark Tavener - High Table, Lower Orders (b00h91l0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 Dalziel and Pascoe - Bones and Silence (b00j6bh4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 20:45 Dick Barton - Special Agent: The Cabatolin Diamonds (b037bbfq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:45 today]


THU 21:00 Deborah Moggach - Tulip Fever (b007jm73)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


THU 21:15 Drama (b00770n6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


THU 22:00 My First Planet (b01gvqnq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 Giles Wemmbley Hogg Goes Off (b01h78b6)
Series 3

Japan

Giles is working in Tokyo, grappling with stocks and shares (and the boss's wife). Stars Marcus Brigstocke. From February 2005.


THU 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b037zlbd)
For two hours, six nights a week, the Comedy Club offers the best laughs around. Plus more from Tom Wrigglesworth's chat with stand-up comedian Tiernan Douieb.


THU 23:00 Everyone Quite Likes Justin (b012fqnb)
Series 1

Episode 3

An untimely death causes a lifestyle rethink for the Manchester DJ.

Starring Justin Moorhouse, Anne Reid and Paul Copley.

Sitcom written by Justin Moorhouse and Jim Poyser.

Despite his messy life, Justin always remains positive. Every new day is a new opportunity, "When life throws you lemons, make lemonade".

Recorded in front of an audience in Manchester.

Anne Reid ..... Gran
Bernard Wrigley ..... Sven
Christine Bottomley ..... Lisa
Jim Poyser ..... Vicar
Justin Moorhouse ..... Justin
Lloyd Langford ..... Bryn
Paul Copley ..... Ray
Rachel Austin ..... Receptionist
Susan Cookson ..... Tanya

Producer ..... Steven Canny

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2011.


THU 23:30 The Skivers (b007zn0j)
Series 2

Henry Cooper

Peter Sissons and Alan Hansen's secrets are revealed.

Nick Golson and Tim de Jongh's skilful sketch show with special guest Henry Cooper who's on fighting form as he reveals the ways of the fist.

Written and performed by Nick Golson and Tim de Jongh.

With Peter Bradshaw and Mel Giedroyc

Producer: Jon Naismith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1995.



FRIDAY 26 JULY 2013

FRI 00:00 The Price of Fear (b01s4f4p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 Douglas Hill - The Blade of the Poisoner (b007jrtt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 Mark Tavener - High Table, Lower Orders (b00h91l0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 Dalziel and Pascoe - Bones and Silence (b00j6bh4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:45 Dick Barton - Special Agent: The Cabatolin Diamonds (b037bbfq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:45 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 Big Jim and the Figaro Club (b008g6v4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 Life in London (b01167w4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 Classic Serial (b013rj8z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 Deborah Moggach - Tulip Fever (b007jm73)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:15 Drama (b00770n6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 Ring Around the Bath (b00tnp6t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 Do Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me (b0076sqs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 Mark Tavener - High Table, Lower Orders (b00h9t26)
Series 2

Episode 4

Simon is not convinced of a student's murder confession, but he soon gets sidetracked. Mark Tavener's comedy thriller stars Geoffrey Palmer and Samuel West.


FRI 06:30 Dalziel and Pascoe - Bones and Silence (b00j7p9h)
Episode 10

The detective duo fight to nail who murdered Gail Swain, and the other victims. Reginald Hill's story read by Philip Jackson.


FRI 06:45 Dick Barton - Special Agent: The Cabatolin Diamonds (b037bh90)
Episode 10

Going to Jean's aid, Dick and Freddie find the distinction between friends and enemies is becoming blurred.

The stirring 'Devil's Galop' heralds the arrival of Douglas Kelly as 'Dick Barton - Special Agent' in another thrilling tale of criminal masterminds, espionage and daring adventure.

Originally starring Noel Johnson, Duncan Carse and Gordon Davies, Dick Barton ran on the BBC Light Programme between 1946 and 1951, but sadly, very few original recordings survive.

With the original lost, this is a very authentic sounding re-recording of 'The Cabatolin Diamonds' using the original scripts and music, which was made for international distribution. Happily the audio was rediscovered in 2009, lurking in the vaults of the National Film and Sound Archive in Canberra, Australia.

Script by Geoffrey Webb.

Producer: Morris West

First broadcast in Australia in April 1949.


FRI 07:00 The Right Time (b00c693m)
Series 3

Episode 2

Facelift fracas - and a new TV quiz show for the hard of memory.

The sketch comedy for people growing older disgracefully.

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

Written by Julie Balloo, Janet Ellis, Graeme Garden Mike Haskins, Jan Etherington, Alan Stafford, Colin Bostock Smith, Mike Pilman, Mark Brisenden and Robert Mills.

Script Editor: Jed Parsons.

Music by Ronnie & The Rex and Neil Innes.

Producer: Claire Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2003.


FRI 07:30 Richard Tyrone Jones's Big Heart (b037525c)
Of Coke Dealers and Cardioverters

Series Title: Richard Tyrone Jones's Big Heart
Programme/episode title: Of Coke Dealers and Cardioverters

Richard Tyrone Jones, healthy, gym-going poet, man about town and aspirant womaniser, finds himself, on his thirtieth birthday, stricken by an unexpected present: heart failure. Confined to hospital with a a dilated, literally-big heart, surrounded by old men, stuck on drugs and drips and forced to cope with curious medical procedures and even curiouser fellow patients, will he die, or worse, be doomed to life in a mobility scooter at home with his parents in Dudley?

Based on Richard's Wellcome Trust supported solo show each episode illuminates a different aspect of the experience of illness and facing your own mortality. Half-way between a sitcom and real-life storytelling, Richard will explain some of his illness's progression through direct address and his own poems.

Richard Tyrone Jones is a poet and writer and director of spoken word at the Edinburgh Festival Free Fringe.

It was written by Richard Tyrone Jones
With additional material by Michael Mixy Riccardi

Studio engineer and editor - Matt Katz

Produced by Nick Walker
A Top Dog production for BBC Radio 4.


FRI 08:00 Steptoe and Son (b007jl5j)
Series 1

The Offer

After a row with his father Albert, Harold decides to leave their rag and bone business and take up another offer of employment.

Starring Wilfrid Brambell as Albert and Harry H Corbett as Harold.

Following the conclusion of their hugely successful association with Tony Hancock, Ray Galton and Alan Simpson wrote 10 pilots for BBC TV's Comedy Playhouse in 1962.

The Offer was set in a house with a yard full of junk, featuring the lives of rag and bone men Albert Steptoe and his son Harold and it was the spark for a run of 8 series for TV.

Adapted for BBC radio from Galton and Simpson's TV script by Gale Pedrick.

Produced by Bobby Jaye

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in July 1966.


FRI 08:30 The Michael Bentine Show (b00kn7yv)
From 13/05/1984

From tackling Britain's recession to Film Extra of the Century.

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 May 1984.


FRI 09:00 Alison and Maud (b007k449)
Series 2

Men Misbehaving But Only Slightly

The sisters plan a celebration for Father's 85th birthday.

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, Geoffrey Whitehead as Bernard, Chris Emmett as Mr Mullet and Nicholas Grace as Leslie.

Producer: Jonathan James-Moore.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2004.


FRI 09:30 Spending My Inheritance (b00fz0wd)
Saga Louts

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's parents offer to take him and his family on holiday.

Harry ...... Kris Marshall
Jo ...... Raquel Cassidy
Brian ...... Kenneth Cranham
Liz ...... Judy Parfitt
Jess ...... Antonia Thomas
Ron ...... Stephen Critchlow
Linda ...... Janice Acquah
Aristos ...... Chris Pavlo

Directed by Sam Hoyle.


FRI 10:00 Classic Serial (b0144ybg)
Anthony Trollope - The American Senator

Episode 3

The American Senator
By Anthony Trollope
Dramatised by Martyn Wade
Part Three
Lord Rufford has run away from Arabella but she hasn't given up hope. She is determined that he will marry her but then she receives some distressing news ..

Anthony Trollope...........Robert Glenister
Arabella Trefoil..............Anna Maxwell Martin
Lady Augustus..............Barbara Flynn
Lord Augustus...............Gerard McDermott
Lord Rufford...................Henry Devas
Lady Ushant..................Joanna David
John Morton..................Blake Ritson
Reginald Morton............Daniel Rabin
Mary Masters................Penelope Rawlins
Mrs Morton...................Richenda Carey
Senator Gotobed...........Stuart Milligan
Mounser Green............Joanathan Forbes

Directed by Tracey Neale

The Story:
In this little known tale, Anthony Trollope never allows The American Senator's attitude to get in the way of plot -and his ability to weave story strands which arise out of credible motivation, psychology and emotion is as sure as ever. The characters are as finely drawn as we have come to expect from the pen of Trollope. There's the extraordinary Arabella but also the comic, kind natured and the tragic characters too.

Arabella finds herself in the ignoble occupation of husband/fortune-hunting. She's aware that the years are passing and the strain of numerous failed relationships have made her prospects increasingly poor. She is unofficially engaged to John Morton, a diplomat, and owner of a large estate, but now the wealthy and more exciting Lord Rufford has come into view. His estate being larger and more grand. Surely he is worth fighting for?

Arabella, encouraged by her monstrous mother, Lady Augustus, decides to try and keep Morton on the back-burner (but deny her engagement in public) while engineering a series of compromising situations in an outrageous attempt to win Rufford.

But Arabella is playing a dangerous game and although her behaviour is both conniving and ruthless, she is extraordinary and powerfully-drawn and so does not become an out-and-out anti-heroine. She is, to some degree, the victim of her situation - and of her mother. She is courageous as well as devious, and she has her pride. As the tale concludes and she seeks some degree of redemption she achieves tragic status.

A parallel but secondary plot concerns Reginald Morton, an elder cousin of John, and Mary Masters, who is the complete antithesis to Miss Trefoil. Mary's absurd, domineering stepmother thinks that Mary should marry a besotted local farmer, Lawrence Twentyman but Mary is in love with Reginald Morton. Is he in love with her though? She finds support in the shape of Reginald's kind and gentle aunt, Lady Ushant, but there is the stern and grim grandmother of both John and Reginald who stands in the way of happiness because of a long-standing family feud.

Elias Gotobed, the visiting senator of the book's title, has little impact on events - but he has an important part to play as an observer of events; a gauche but vigorous critic of the antiquated elements of English society and the establishment. Gotobed's conclusions are a supplement to those which can be drawn from Arabella's tale, where greed, class-consciousness and snobbery are mercilessly displayed.

'The American Senator' is, in part, a state of the nation novel - enhanced by the parallels between Trollope's world and ours. Arabella has her modern-day equivalents, and the Senator's remarks throughout the dramatisation about the working man's passive and subservient nature have not lost their relevance.

The Author:
Anthony Trollope produced a vast collection of work about credible people and their foibles. He gained recognition as a writer who portrayed English life is a wry and honest manner with a cast of humorous and delightful characters. His portrayal of female characters is particularly skilful and Arabella Trefoil is no exception.

The Dramatist:
Martyn Wade is a skilled and talented radio writer and dramatist. He has dramatised the 'Barsetshire' novels for radio and the 'Palliser' series too. His other Trollope dramatisations have included 'Orley Farm' and 'Miss Mackenzie'. He also dramatised Ada Leverson's 'The Little Ottleys' for Woman's Hour.


FRI 11:00 Deborah Moggach - Tulip Fever (b007jm7m)
Episode 10

Sophia feels she has committed a terrible sin and must pay for it, but how? Read by Emma Fielding and William Gaminara.


FRI 11:15 Peter Wolf - Ghost on the Moor (b00sr5qc)
Haunted by a painful break-up, moors recluse Graham begins an unexpected relationship. Romantic drama starring Robert Glenister.


FRI 12:00 Steptoe and Son (b007jl5j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 The Michael Bentine Show (b00kn7yv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 Mark Tavener - High Table, Lower Orders (b00h9t26)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 Dalziel and Pascoe - Bones and Silence (b00j7p9h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 13:45 Dick Barton - Special Agent: The Cabatolin Diamonds (b037bh90)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:45 today]


FRI 14:00 Ladies of Letters (b007k3wb)
Ladies of Letters Go Global

Episode 5

Vera and Christopher undertake a life-threatening undercover operation for MI6.

With no-one else to turn to, Irene combines forces with the ex-pat couple employing her to get Vera and Christopher air-lifted out of the diamond mine in which they have been billeted.

Irene ...... Prunella Scales
Vera ...... Patricia Routledge
Brian ...... Ewan Bailey

The up and down relationship of two mature ladies shared via their barbed correspondence.

Written by Lou Wakefield and Carole Havman.

Producer: Claudine Toutoungi

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2006.


FRI 14:15 Foreign Bodies (b01nkxl1)
Series 1

UK - Commander Dalgliesh and Chief Inspector Wexford

PD James's Adam Dalgliesh and Ruth Rendell's Reginald Wexford first appeared in novels written in 1962 and 1964.

Mark Lawson continues his series about the way crime fiction has depicted modern European history by looking at the shifts in UK society they have encountered from rural racism and road rage to fears about changes in the Church of England and the rise of an environmental movement.

Producer: Robyn Read

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2012.

Catch an extended interview with PD James on the Front Row Crime Writers' Archive.


FRI 14:30 John Buchan - Sick Heart River (b00lh5tt)
Episode 5

Sir Edward Leithen worries that missing Francis Galliard has been abandoned in the freezing Canadian Wilds. Read by Paul Young.


FRI 14:45 Byron Rogers - The Last Human Cannonball (b00fwdvz)
Episode 5

Byron Rogers on two unlikely heroes, a witchcraft trial judge and a man who gets shot out of a cannon. Read by Crawford Logan.


FRI 15:00 Classic Serial (b0144ybg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b037bv6z)
Mel pops on her apron and explores the growing trend of baking clubs, and Stephen Mangan reads the final part of The Dream Travellers by Sherry Ashworth.


FRI 17:00 Beachcomber... By the Way (b0082ckc)
Series 1

Episode 4

Lord Shortcake takes up amateur dramatics, Captain Foulenough takes us back to his unsavoury childhood, Cricket is taken too seriously, and Prodnose is escorted to the graveyard in the hope he’ll take the hint...

Richard Ingrams, John Wells, John Sessions and Patricia Routledge recreate the world of the JB Morton.

Running in the Daily Express from 1924 to 1975 – JB Morton’s surreally comic ‘Beachcomber’ column paved the way for a great deal of modern humour.

Adapted by Michael Barfield with Richard Ingrams.

Announcer: Brian Perkins

Producer: Harry Thompson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1989


FRI 17:30 The Right Time (b00c693m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 18:00 Harlan Ellison - I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream (b037bvq6)
It’s 109 years after the near annihilation of humanity.

Harlan Ellison’s famous sci-fi story comes to radio with the author taking the role of the psychotic computer which has won mankind's last war.

A final battle remains, between the computer and the five surviving humans led by David Soul as Ted.

Ted .... David Soul
AM .......Harlan Ellison
Ellen.... Abi Eniola
Nimdok.. Ewan Bailey
Gorrister ... David Timson
Benny ... Jason O'Mara

Producer: Ned Chaillet

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2002.


FRI 18:30 Nathaniel Hawthorne - Rappaccini's Daughter (b00qxcff)
Student Giovanni becomes obsessed with a mysterious girl living next door. Dark sci-fi romance starring Joseph Cohen-Cole.


FRI 19:00 Steptoe and Son (b007jl5j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 The Michael Bentine Show (b00kn7yv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 Mark Tavener - High Table, Lower Orders (b00h9t26)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 Dalziel and Pascoe - Bones and Silence (b00j7p9h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 20:45 Dick Barton - Special Agent: The Cabatolin Diamonds (b037bh90)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:45 today]


FRI 21:00 Deborah Moggach - Tulip Fever (b007jm7m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 21:15 Peter Wolf - Ghost on the Moor (b00sr5qc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


FRI 22:00 Richard Tyrone Jones's Big Heart (b037525c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 I've Never Seen Star Wars (b00rbkyc)
Series 3

Jon Culshaw

Marcus Brigstocke invites his guest Jon Culshaw to try five things he's never done before, including visiting a casino.

Whether the experiences are banal or profound, the show is about embracing the new and getting out of our comfort zones.

The title comes from the fact that the show's producer and creator Bill Dare had never seen Star Wars.

Producer: Bill Dare

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2010.


FRI 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b037bw3p)
For two hours, six nights a week, the Comedy Club offers the best laughs around. Plus Arthur Smith talks to Carey Marx ahead of his run at the Edinburgh Fringe.


FRI 23:00 Ross Noble Goes Global (b01cjg35)
Series 2

Adelaide

Ross travels to Adelaide in Australia and finds out it is a city of weirdness, in which men dressed in leotards wander the streets, and the locals all seem to be hiding something sinister.

A series of travelogues from comedian Ross Noble.

Producer: Danny Wallace

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2003.


FRI 23:30 Continuity (b00tt684)
Episode 6

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

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

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

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


FRI 23:45 Creme de la Crime (b0089jzj)
Carrion up the Jungle

Mutiny, murder, and a possible parking fine in a dastardly case of felony afloat.

David Pershore travels to the tropics of the Far East. That is, if he can bear to have the inoculations.

Recalled by Michael Feydeau -TV's much-loved Inspector Niblett - and crime expert David Pershore

Using a daring mixture of reconstructions, interviews, music and specially made noises, tales from the vaults of villainy.

Written by and starring Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis.

With:
Olivia Colman
Ewan Bailey

Director: Adam Bromley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2003.




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

A Series of Psychotic Episodes 23:45 SUN (b00fl0p3)

Alan Ayckbourn - Events on a Hotel Terrace 13:30 SUN (b007jrnc)

Alan Ayckbourn - Events on a Hotel Terrace 03:30 MON (b007jrnc)

Alison and Maud 02:00 SAT (b007k3yc)

Alison and Maud 09:00 FRI (b007k449)

Ambridge Extra 11:15 SUN (b037573m)

Ambridge Extra 19:15 SUN (b037573m)

Ambridge Extra 02:15 MON (b037573m)

Ambridge Extra 14:15 TUE (b0379bd0)

Ambridge Extra 14:15 THU (b037bcvm)

Artists 09:30 MON (b019dr8p)

Artists 02:30 TUE (b019dr8p)

As Told To Craig Brown 22:30 SUN (b00bbnxt)

Baldi 13:15 SAT (b007jlmx)

Baldi 03:15 SUN (b007jlmx)

Beachcomber... By the Way 05:00 SAT (b0081s34)

Beachcomber... By the Way 17:00 FRI (b0082ckc)

Big Jim and the Figaro Club 09:00 THU (b008g6v4)

Big Jim and the Figaro Club 02:00 FRI (b008g6v4)

Breathing Underwater Omnibus 06:00 SUN (b007jtfm)

Breathing Underwater Omnibus 12:00 SUN (b007jtfm)

Brothers in Law 14:30 SAT (b007k2p3)

Brothers in Law 08:30 MON (b007k2wl)

Brothers in Law 12:30 MON (b007k2wl)

Brothers in Law 19:30 MON (b007k2wl)

Byron Rogers - The Last Human Cannonball 14:45 MON (b00fwdfc)

Byron Rogers - The Last Human Cannonball 14:45 TUE (b00fy24x)

Byron Rogers - The Last Human Cannonball 14:45 WED (b00fy2r2)

Byron Rogers - The Last Human Cannonball 14:45 THU (b00fwqb3)

Byron Rogers - The Last Human Cannonball 14:45 FRI (b00fwdvz)

Children's Hour with Armstrong and Miller 22:30 WED (b00933zr)

Classic Serial 03:00 SAT (b00r33y7)

Classic Serial 10:00 WED (b013fnz7)

Classic Serial 15:00 WED (b013fnz7)

Classic Serial 03:00 THU (b013fnz7)

Classic Serial 10:00 THU (b013rj8z)

Classic Serial 15:00 THU (b013rj8z)

Classic Serial 03:00 FRI (b013rj8z)

Classic Serial 10:00 FRI (b0144ybg)

Classic Serial 15:00 FRI (b0144ybg)

Colin Hoult's Carnival of Monsters 09:00 MON (b0375b3z)

Colin Hoult's Carnival of Monsters 22:30 MON (b0375b3z)

Colin Hoult's Carnival of Monsters 02:00 TUE (b0375b3z)

Comedy Greats 09:00 SAT (b007k1tc)

Comedy Greats 19:00 SAT (b007k1tc)

Continuity 23:30 FRI (b00tt684)

Creme de la Crime 23:45 FRI (b0089jzj)

Crowned Hudds 09:00 WED (b00pgydd)

Crowned Hudds 02:00 THU (b00pgydd)

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Deborah Moggach - Tulip Fever 04:00 SAT (b007jm4d)

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Deep Trouble 22:30 TUE (b00t6sjh)

Delve Special 23:00 TUE (b007k4fc)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:00 SUN (b03755ry)

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Dick Barton - Special Agent: The Cabatolin Diamonds 01:45 SAT (b036ybrp)

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Do Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me 07:00 THU (b0076sqs)

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Douglas Hill - The Blade of the Poisoner 18:30 MON (b007jrkq)

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Drama 23:15 SAT (b00gd54t)

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Eddie Izzard 22:00 SAT (b01d2c5q)

Elastic Planet 11:00 SUN (b0089jhr)

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Everyone Quite Likes Justin 23:00 THU (b012fqnb)

Flying the Flag 17:00 MON (b00sxjmy)

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Foreign Bodies 14:15 MON (b01mnz4r)

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Ghost Stories of Walter De La Mare 00:30 SAT (b00wwd8m)

Giles Wemmbley Hogg Goes Off 22:30 THU (b01h78b6)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:00 WED (b007k456)

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Harlan Ellison - I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream 18:00 FRI (b037bvq6)

Hearing With Hegley 23:45 MON (b00b7c59)

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I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue 07:30 MON (b036twt9)

I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue 22:00 MON (b036twt9)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 08:30 WED (b00dyb12)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 12:30 WED (b00dyb12)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 19:30 WED (b00dyb12)

I've Never Seen Star Wars 22:30 FRI (b00rbkyc)

It's Not What You Know 07:30 TUE (b036v9hd)

It's Not What You Know 22:00 TUE (b036v9hd)

John Buchan - Sick Heart River 14:30 MON (b00lgnp4)

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Ladies of Letters 14:00 MON (b007k3rs)

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Life in London 09:30 THU (b01167w4)

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Like They've Never Been Gone 17:00 TUE (b00cr32p)

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Linda Smith's A Brief History of Timewasting 07:30 SUN (b00g2glw)

Linda Smith's A Brief History of Timewasting 22:00 SUN (b00g2glw)

Loose Ends 11:15 MON (b0372ctf)

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Lottie the Mermaid 04:15 SAT (b0076czl)

Louisa May Alcott - Good Wives 09:30 SUN (b008fd9w)

Louisa May Alcott - Good Wives 17:30 SUN (b008fd9w)

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Marcy Kahan - Lunch 12:00 SAT (b0374zlz)

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Mark Tavener - High Table, Lower Orders 06:00 TUE (b00h8qls)

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Married 07:00 MON (b007tm4g)

Married 17:30 MON (b007tm4g)

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Masala FM 23:30 WED (b007jyfv)

Meet the Huggetts 08:00 SUN (b00nm0k5)

Meet the Huggetts 15:00 SUN (b00nm0k5)

Meet the Huggetts 20:00 SUN (b00nm0k5)

Meet the Huggetts 03:00 MON (b00nm0k5)

Mel's Mix: The Best of The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 SUN (b03757w6)

Mike Walker - 2025 18:00 SUN (b00hy94c)

Mike Walker - 2025 00:00 MON (b00hy94c)

Mordrin McDonald: 21st Century Wizard 23:30 TUE (b00q3ld2)

My Booze Hell, by Little Johnny Cartilage 23:30 SUN (b010j4pd)

My First Planet 07:30 THU (b01gvqnq)

My First Planet 22:00 THU (b01gvqnq)

Nan Woodhouse 11:15 TUE (b007jx5f)

Nan Woodhouse 21:15 TUE (b007jx5f)

Nan Woodhouse 04:15 WED (b007jx5f)

Nathaniel Hawthorne - Rappaccini's Daughter 18:30 FRI (b00qxcff)

No Commitments 17:00 WED (b007k3qk)

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Opening Lines 10:45 SUN (b01p10tk)

Opening Lines 21:45 SUN (b01p10tk)

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Peter Wolf - Ghost on the Moor 11:15 FRI (b00sr5qc)

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Punt PI 07:30 SAT (b00b6l5y)

Richard Tyrone Jones's Big Heart 17:30 SAT (b036tqq5)

Richard Tyrone Jones's Big Heart 05:30 SUN (b036tqq5)

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Richard Tyrone Jones's Big Heart 22:00 FRI (b037525c)

Ring Around the Bath 17:00 THU (b00tnp6t)

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Robert Holmes - Aliens in the Mind 18:30 SAT (b007jlwv)

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Ross Noble Goes Global 23:00 FRI (b01cjg35)

Round the Horne 08:00 MON (b007k3n2)

Round the Horne 12:00 MON (b007k3n2)

Round the Horne 19:00 MON (b007k3n2)

Saturday Drama 06:00 SAT (b007qs76)

Saturday Drama 16:00 SAT (b007qs76)

Saturday Drama 04:00 SUN (b007qs76)

Says on the Tin 09:30 WED (b00gqzw0)

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Spending My Inheritance 02:30 SAT (b00fsyld)

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Steptoe and Son 08:00 FRI (b007jl5j)

Steptoe and Son 12:00 FRI (b007jl5j)

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Steven Appleby's Normal Life 23:45 TUE (b00slshn)

Strange Weather Days 07:15 SUN (b00fsw8n)

Strange Weather Days 13:15 SUN (b00fsw8n)

Take It From Here 08:30 THU (b01dtg79)

Take It From Here 12:30 THU (b01dtg79)

Take It From Here 19:30 THU (b01dtg79)

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The Art of Rhetoric 11:45 SUN (b007jxr6)

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The Attractive Young Rabbi 07:00 WED (b007k2vh)

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The Brig Society 07:30 WED (b036vvrg)

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The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 SUN (b037580x)

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The Doomed Oasis, by Hammond Innes 01:00 SAT (b007jsrw)

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The Doomed Oasis, by Hammond Innes 20:00 MON (b007k372)

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The Frankie Howerd Variety Show 15:00 SAT (b007jr1c)

The Frankie Howerd Variety Show 01:00 SUN (b007jr1c)

The Goon Show 08:00 TUE (b007k4l1)

The Goon Show 12:00 TUE (b007k4l1)

The Goon Show 19:00 TUE (b007k4l1)

The Maltby Collection 23:00 SUN (b00wwj28)

The Mel and Sue Thing 23:00 WED (b00769tt)

The Men from the Ministry 08:30 SUN (b007jnys)

The Men from the Ministry 15:30 SUN (b007jnys)

The Men from the Ministry 20:30 SUN (b007jnys)

The Michael Bentine Show 08:30 FRI (b00kn7yv)

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The News Quiz Extra 23:00 MON (b0375b43)

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The Pickerskill Reports 07:00 TUE (b00mgz1p)

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The Price of Fear 00:00 SAT (b007jshy)

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The Right Time 05:30 SAT (b00c90g4)

The Right Time 07:00 FRI (b00c693m)

The Right Time 17:30 FRI (b00c693m)

The Scarifyers 18:00 SAT (b008jdt5)

The Scarifyers 00:00 SUN (b008jdt5)

The Skivers 23:30 THU (b007zn0j)

Travelling Light 09:00 SUN (b037548h)

Travelling Light 17:00 SUN (b037548h)

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Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? 14:00 SAT (b007jr6l)

Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? 08:30 TUE (b007jr9f)

Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? 12:30 TUE (b007jr9f)

Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? 19:30 TUE (b007jr9f)