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SATURDAY 03 AUGUST 2013

SAT 00:00 Terry Pratchett (b00r2hhf)
Nation

Episode 5

Mau is in the grips of god of death Locaha. Can Daphne save him? South Seas adventure read by Matt Addis and Charlie Norfolk.


SAT 00:30 Bruce Bedford - The Gibson (b007js93)
Episode 5

Saul and Elise make a grim discovery in the nursing home.

Bruce Bedford's time-hopping supernatural thriller serial set in - and under - Bath.

Robert Glenister .... Saul Judd
Sharon Duce .... Elise Judd
Freddie Jones .... The Scribe
Kate Binchy .... The Scribe's Wife
Timothy West .... Selwyn Fist
Zoe Hicks .... Miss Dewhurst
Katy Carmichael .... Tracky
Constance Chapman .... Haensel Sethria
Bill Bellamy .... Leaflet Man

Original music composed by Thomas Johnson.
Music realised by Robin Lever.
Special effects: Dick Mills (Radiophonic Workshop)

Directed at BBC Bristol by Andy Jordan

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1992.


SAT 01:00 Craddock and Co (b007jsw5)
My Dear Isabelle

Spring, 1900: The reappearance of a woman from his past persuades Victorian private investigator Charles Craddock to help find her kidnapped husband in France, but niece Lucy realises there are hidden perils.

Chris Thompson's mystery stars Martin Jarvis as Charles Craddock, Emma Tate as Lucy Greenwood, Struan Rodgers as Grout, Frances Jeater as Isabelle Vallance and Stephen Thorne as Leopold Kransky.

Directed by Chris Thompson.

Producer: John Taylor

First broadcast on BBC Radio 5 in 1993.


SAT 01:30 Robert Harris - Selling Hitler (b01dld10)
Episode 5

Despite Stern magazine trying to keep the diary scoop a secret, word gets out, intriguing an historian. Read by Nigel Anthony.


SAT 01:45 Dick Barton - Special Agent: The Cabatolin Diamonds (b037k47d)
Episode 15

Special agent, Dick Barton's disguise succeeds in garnering clues, but when he's rumbled, someone pays a high price.

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 King Street Junior (b007jnp1)
Series 10

Proposals

A new school year brings campaigning teachers - and congratulations may be in order...

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

Stars Karl Howman as Mr Sims, James Grout as the Headmaster, Margaret John as Mrs Stone, Paul Copley as Mr Long, Deirdre Costello as Mrs Patterson, Vivienne Martin as Mrs Rudd, Marlene Sidaway as Miss Lewis, Jacqueline Beatty as Miss Read, Tom Watson as Mr Holliday and Ritu Jutla as Rowena

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1998.


SAT 02:30 Spending My Inheritance (b00g2xfz)
Just One Night

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.

When faced with domestic disaster, Harry and Jo turn to his parents to put them up for a night. However, despite their recent equity release, it seems that they are as tight as ever.

Harry ...... Kris Marshall
Jo ...... Raquel Cassidy
Brian ...... Kenneth Cranham
Liz ...... Judy Parfitt
Jess ...... Antonia Thomas
Amanda ...... Manjeet Mann
Boguslaw ...... Stephen Critchlow
Pizza Boy ...... Inam Mirza

Directed by Sam Hoyle.


SAT 03:00 George Eliot - The Mill on the Floss (b00gszmm)
Loving and Losing

Despite the continuing feud between their families Philip has a plan that he believes will restore happiness to Maggie Tulliver.

Starring Michael Fitzgerald and Sylvestra Le Touzel.

The conclusion of George Eliot’s 19th century novel.

Maggie ...... Sylvestra Le Touzel
Tom ...... Richard Pearce
Philip ...... Michael Fitzgerald
Stephen ...... Nicholas Gilbrook
Mrs Tulliver ...... Tina Gray
Dr Wakem ...... Roger Hume
Bob ...... Paul Downing
Lucy Dean ...... Moir Leslie
Dr Cairn ...... Simon Carter

Pianist: Harold Rich

Dramatised by Michelene Wandor.

Directed at BBC Pebble Mill by Philip Martin.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1991.


SAT 04:00 Anton Chekhov (b00qbb8r)
Stories by Anton Chekhov

Bad Weather

Or to put it another way, what has the husband been up to in Moscow? Alistair McGowan reads Constance Garnett's translation. From January 1998.


SAT 04:15 Drama (b01jwk66)
Ben Lewis - Tiny

This is the story of a legend in the making.

A nervous young man lives at the dead end of a dead-end town. On his eighteenth birthday he comes into his inheritance. With a little help from an old teacher, he finds it equips him to broadcast over the internet.

Living in a house where rolling news is a constant presence, he does what comes naturally - he fires up his computer and presents the news. But his news is different. It puts a spring in its audience's step. That is, until his grandma starts to grow suspicious about what this boy is getting up to, nightly in his bedroom, and tries to put a stop to the broadcasts completely.

A quirky comedy about a teenager who becomes an internet phenomenon by Ben Lewis.


SAT 05:00 Beachcomber... By the Way (b0084hyx)
Series 1

Episode 5

Lady Cabstanleigh holds a party, Mrs McGurgle gets into an argument, Chief Inspector Blunderton follows up a few leads, and Justice Cocklecarrot has to contend with the antics of the Filthistan trio.

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 (b00c0btz)
Series 3

Episode 3

Vengeful parents, school day memories - and an unusual police stop and check...

The sketch comedy for people growing older disgracefully.

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

Written by Tony Bagley, Julie Baloo, Colin Bostock Smith, Jan Etherington, Graeme Garden, Mike Haskins, Emma Kennedy, Bob Sinfield, David Spicer, Peter Usher, Chris Thompson and Pete Reynolds.

Script Editor: Jed Parsons.

Music by Ronnie & The Rex and Neil Innes.

Producer: Claire Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2003.


SAT 06:00 Rose Tremain (b0075nk4)
The End of Love

Olga and Bertie's 30-year-old daughter Lottie wishes to marry her Irish poet boyfriend Michael. But he’s a dreamer and fearful of commitment.

He reminds Olga of the love of her life - a Polish pianist. Their love was not enough: why should Lottie's fare any better?

Miriam Margolyes stars in Rose Tremain's drama.

Olga ... Miriam Margolyes
Bertie ... Nigel Anthony
Lottie ...Eleanor Tremain
Michael ... Kieran Cunningham
with Becky Hindley and Tessa Worsley

Director: Gordon House

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1999.


SAT 07:00 Nick Warburton - The Toad Squad (b0076k00)
Redundant Reg is lacking meaning in his life. Could amphibians provide the answer? With Philip Jackson and Amanda Root.


SAT 07:30 One Way to Necropolis (b00y35ys)
Waterloo to Woking - Alan Dein examines the history of the 'dead line', where trains took the departed to their final station.


SAT 08:00 The Frankie Howerd Variety Show (b007jr6r)
From 07/11/1978

Titters aplenty as Frankie Howerd turns agony uncle and has terrible trouble with his announcer.

Plus stars from the world of entertainment - Anita Harris, Aidan J Harvey, George Roper and Bill McGuffie.

Music from the Max Harris Orchestra

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

Producer: Richard Willcox

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in November 1978.


SAT 09:00 Comedy Greats (b007k35z)
1990s

Episode 1

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

Yo! Well wicked Baz presents six fave shows plucked from the 1990s schedules of BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 5:-

* A Look Back At The Nineties
(2/5) 1996:
Recorded in 1993 - Brian Perkins, Kate Robbins and Chris Barrie "look back" at the decade that was yet to happen.

* Hair in the Gate
Series 1 (3/6)
Camilla revamps the TV arts show to keep her cutting edge lover. Stars Harriet Thorpe and Alistair McGowan. From 1993.

* The Now Show
Series 3 (4/13)
Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis poke fun at events of 1999 via sketches, songs and stand-up. With Bert Tyler-Moore, George Jeffrie, Mitch Benn and Marcus Brigstocke.

* Goodness Gracious Me
Series 3 (6/6)
'The Archers' and 'The Waltons' with a twist and The Minx Twins tackle feminism. Stars Sanjeev Bhaskar, Meera Syal, Nina Wadia and Kulvinder Ghir. From 1998.

* On The Town With The League of Gentlemen
(4/6) Gunpowder, Treason and Plot
The eccentric locals of the town of Spent get an unusual new guy for the bonfire. Pre-TV sitcom with Steve Pemberton, Mark Gatiss and Reece Shearsmith. From 1997.

* On The Hour
Series 2 (5/6)
Ireland hits the headlines, as the programme celebrates its 33rd birthday. Chris Morris fronts the news satire. With Steve Coogan, David Schneider, Rebecca Front, Doon Mackichan and Patrick Marber. From 1992.

Produced and scripted by Peter Reed

Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in July 2003.


SAT 12:00 Michael Butt - Chronicles of Ait (b037s25y)
The Lotos Effect - Omnibus

Made for 4 Extra. Two teenagers in an East Coast village experience the same recurring nightmares. Starring Greg Wise.


SAT 13:15 Baldi (b007jlnl)
Series 2

Not for Life

A young girl's suicide sends the priestly sleuth on an internet murder trail. Starring David Threlfall and Robert Bathurst.


SAT 14:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007k4d6)
Series 4

Back From Holiday

On his return from a disastrous break, the lad discovers that Sid's rented his house out.

Starring Tony Hancock.

With Sidney James, Bill Kerr 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 October 1956.


SAT 14:30 Take It From Here (b01f9slt)
From 19/02/1959

The fall and rise of a Punch & Judy show - and Ron and Eth are planning their honeymoon 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 February 1959.


SAT 15:00 The Frankie Howerd Variety Show (b007jr6r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SAT 16:00 Rose Tremain (b0075nk4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:00 Nick Warburton - The Toad Squad (b0076k00)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


SAT 17:30 Richard Tyrone Jones's Big Heart (b037gt60)
UnCrank

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?

Can he 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?

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 and writer and director of 'Utter!" spoken word, and director of spoken word at the Edinburgh Festival Free Fringe.

It was written by Richard Tyrone Jones
With additional material by Richard Sandling

Studio Engineer and editor - Matt Katz

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


SAT 18:00 The Scarifyers (b00hv5wb)
For King and Country

Episode 1

MI-13's Lionheart investigates a series of murders involving electrical appliances. Stars Nicholas Courtney and Terry Molloy.


SAT 18:25 The Fanthorpe Investigations (b038bfcn)
The Moving Coffins of Barbados

The curious case of the moving coffins in a vault in a Barbados cemetery.

Priest and paranormal investigator Lionel Fanthorpe relates a story from the world of the strange and unexplained.

Producer: Paul Arnold

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra and first broadcast in 2013.


SAT 18:30 The Female Ghost (b00njx8j)
Afterward

After an unexpected windfall on their American mine, Ned and Mary move to a dream home in England, but their past is catching up with them...

A series of ghostly stories by women dramatised by Christopher Hawes.

Edith Wharton's eerie tale stars Buffy Davis as Edith Wharton, Carolyn Jones as Alida, John Guerrasio as Ned, Barbara Barnes as Mary, Sean Baker as Parvis, Rachel Atkins as Trimmle, Christopher Scott as Peters and Alex Lowe as Robert Elwell.

Producer: Marion Nancarrow

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1997.


SAT 19:00 Comedy Greats (b007k35z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 Meera Syal's Asian Comedy Night (b037sf5k)
Episode 2

Hosts, Meera Syal and Tommy Sandhu continue a special celebration of British Asian stand up comedy from the BBC Radio Theatre in London.

With the Asian Provocateurs, Mickey Sharma, Shazia Mirza, Imran Yusuf, Humza Badman, Kulvinder Ghir, Hyde Panesar and Sami Shah.

Producer: Jon Holmes

Made for the BBC Asian Network by Tonic Productions and first broadcast in July 2012.


SAT 22:30 Another Case of Milton Jones (b00r7n2p)
Series 4

Brilliant Mathematician

Milton Jones bestrides the globe as an expert in his field, with no ability whatsoever.

Milton is a mathematical whiz-kid who gets tied up in knots and rings trying to solve the equation of the mysteriously disappearing geniuses.

With Tom Goodman-Hill, Lucy Montgomery, Ben Willbond.

A Pozzitive production for BBC Radio 4.


SAT 23:00 The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries (b0084rlw)
Opening Night

Gentleman detective, Inspector Alleyn probes a top actor's mysterious death. Jeremy Clyde stars in Dame Ngaio Marsh's thriller.



SUNDAY 04 AUGUST 2013

SUN 00:00 The Scarifyers (b00hv5wb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 00:25 The Fanthorpe Investigations (b038bfcn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:25 on Saturday]


SUN 00:30 The Female Ghost (b00njx8j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 The Frankie Howerd Variety Show (b007jr6r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:00 Michael Butt - Chronicles of Ait (b037s25y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 on Saturday]


SUN 03:15 Baldi (b007jlnl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:15 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 Rose Tremain (b0075nk4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:00 Nick Warburton - The Toad Squad (b0076k00)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 Richard Tyrone Jones's Big Heart (b037gt60)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 Andrea Levy - Small Island Omnibus (b008141d)
Episode 1

Jamaican Hortense Roberts emigrates to London. Enthralling exploration of empire, prejudice, war and love.


SUN 07:15 The People of the British Museum (b009nlxx)
Storehouse of Knowledge

Danny Danziger visits the cuneiform tablet collection to meet Dr Irving Finkel, who can decipher the ancient inscriptions.


SUN 07:30 Ed Reardon's Week (b00dv2p1)
Series 5

The CV of Dorian Gray

Comedy series by Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds.

Ed Reardon, author, pipe smoker, consummate fare-dodger and master of the abusive email, attempts to survive in a world where the media seems to be run by idiots and lying charlatans.

It's time for Ed to drag out the old jeans, buy a mobile phone and cut ten years off the CV as the new Head of New Media Development is a genuine 12 year old.

Ed Reardon ...... Christopher Douglas
Olive ...... Stephanie Cole
Felix ...... John Fortune
George ...... Simon Greenall
Copper ...... Martin Hyder
Jaz ...... Philip Jackson
Pearl ...... Rita May
Ping ...... Barunka O'Shaughnessy
Market Researcher ...... Nicola Sanderson
Marcus ...... Richard Smith
Stan ...... Geoffrey Whitehead.


SUN 08:00 Meet the Huggetts (b00nvyzd)
Clean Linen

A mix-up at the launderette sparks a whole pile of embarrassment for Joe and Ethel Huggett.

Stars Jack Warner as Joe, Kathleen Harrison as Ethel, James Langley as Bobby, Alanna Boyce as Jane, Charles Leno as Fred Stebbings and Alan Keith as the Detective.

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 June 1959.


SUN 08:30 The Men from the Ministry (b0124y9s)
How Now Brown Cow

The bumbling bureaucrats spark a right royal mix-up when they act on the hoof.

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

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

Written by Edward Taylor and John Graham.

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

Producer: Edward Taylor

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 4 in July 1972.


SUN 09:00 Travelling Light (b037sj08)
Simon's Story

The Sutherland family witnesses the methods of Catharsis. Can Ecky and Carmen help? Stars John Hasler and Robert Glenister.


SUN 09:30 LM Montgomery - Anne of Green Gables (b00rvxz8)
Episode 1

A couple expects to adopt an orphan boy, not an impetuous red-headed girl. LM Montgomery dramatisation stars Barbara Barnes.


SUN 10:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b037sj80)
Cricketers

Ian Botham

From the Rolling Stones to Beethoven, cricket's all-rounder shares his castaway choices with Sue Lawley. From November 1989.


SUN 10:45 Short Stories by John McGahern (b00p84px)
Sierra Leone, part 2

Thanks to his tangled lovelife, a young man assesses his capacity for commitment. Conclusion read by Sean McGinley.


SUN 11:00 Elastic Planet (b007k399)
The Objects

Revealing the links between the art of siren writing, the discovery of pants, the Church of England motorcycle display team and the flamenco guitar.

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

With Rebecca Front, Dan Strauss, Kerry Shale, Geoff McGivern, Ben Moor, Raymond Baxter and Caron Keating.

Producer: Jon Naismith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1995


SUN 11:15 Ambridge Extra (b037sjy6)
Series 5 - Omnibus

Episode 5

Matt's hopes are shattered, and Brenda begins to wonder.


SUN 11:45 Journey Into Language (b00dk3vs)
The Journey Begins

Linguistics teaching pioneer Professor Eric Hawkins recalls how his path of learning started out in 1920s Liverpool.


SUN 12:00 Andrea Levy - Small Island Omnibus (b008141d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SUN 13:15 The People of the British Museum (b009nlxx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today]


SUN 13:30 Alan Ayckbourn - A Pageant (b007jrtq)
Marital tensions and midlife crises erupt for Toby and Celia. Part of Alan Ayckbourn's Intimate Exchanges multi-play project, stars Robin Herford and Lavinia Bertram.


SUN 15:00 Meet the Huggetts (b00nvyzd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 15:30 The Men from the Ministry (b0124y9s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 16:00 Mel's Mix: The Best of The 4 O'Clock Show (b037skt9)
Mel Giedroyc remembers the best of this week's 4 O'Clock Shows, including her night in an Iron Age barn, knitting a sculpture, and some of author Philip Ardagh's favourite books.


SUN 17:00 Travelling Light (b037sj08)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SUN 17:30 LM Montgomery - Anne of Green Gables (b00rvxz8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


SUN 18:00 Bradbury 13 (b0124qyz)
The Veldt

Wealthy parents worry when their holographic nursery will only show an African plain filled with savage lions. Ray Bradbury's thriller stars Ivan Croswell.


SUN 18:30 James Follett - Rules of Asylum (b007k17k)
Episode 1

"This is the first escape from one of our maximum security sanatoriums. And there might be another.... Are all the prisoners housed in this block?"

"We prefer to call them patients."

Starring James Beattie.

James Follett's political thriller explores dissention and danger in a repressive state in the Eastern Bloc.

Jan Valery …. James Beattie
Suskin …. Vernon Joyner
Secretary/ Librarian …. Betty Huntley-Wright
Guard/Alex/Student …. Neville Jason
Governor …. Manning Wilson
Suskin's Chief …. Brian Haines
Anna …. Caroline John
Zoe/1st Girl …. Rosalyn Slater
Woman in Sanatorium/2nd Girl …. Diana Bishop
Danski …. Cyril Shaps
Nero …. Francis de Wolff
Interrogator …. John Challis
Restaurant Manager …. Godfrey Kenton

The original audio was lost from the BBC archive, so our thanks to James Follett for the donation from his personal collection of his first radio play.

Producer: Margaret Hall

First broadcast as a 90 minute drama on BBC Radio 4 in November 1973.


SUN 19:00 Elastic Planet (b007k399)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 19:15 Ambridge Extra (b037sjy6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


SUN 19:45 Journey Into Language (b00dk3vs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:45 today]


SUN 20:00 Meet the Huggetts (b00nvyzd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 20:30 The Men from the Ministry (b0124y9s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b037sj80)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


SUN 21:45 Short Stories by John McGahern (b00p84px)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today]


SUN 22:00 Ed Reardon's Week (b00dv2p1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 22:30 Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! (b00d3rvq)
Role Playing

Special edition of Steve Delaney's comedy vehicle, recorded at the Edinburgh Festival.

Arthur's attempts to find a bargain in the classifieds doesn't quite go to plan, as his ever-ringing doorbell leads to confusion on all fronts. But Count Arthur Strong will be able to gather his thoughts in time for his role-playing engagement at the hospital, won't he?

With Steve Delaney, Sue Perkins, Alastair Kerr, David Mounfield.


SUN 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b037zv5z)
For two hours, six nights a week, Arthur Smith presents the best comedy around. Plus tonight, Ray Peacock chats to the legendary Neil Innes.


SUN 23:00 The Maltby Collection (b00xn9fp)
Series 2

Episode 3

Will the museum's first ever Sunday opening run smoothly? Stars Julian Rhind-Tutt and Geoffrey Palmer. From June 2008.


SUN 23:30 Dave Podmore (b007rkg1)
Dave Podmore's World of Cricket

Episode 1

Eat the Dream. Pod makes a bid to run the opening ceremony of the 2003 Cricket World Cup - on the cheap, of course.

Sitcom about the exploits of talentless, amateurish, smug, inept and self-deluding English cricketer Dave Podmore.

Starring Chris Douglas and Andrew Nickolds with Chris Pavlo and Nicola Sanderson.

Written by Chris Douglas, Andrew Nickolds and Nick Newman.

Producer: Richard Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2002.



MONDAY 05 AUGUST 2013

MON 00:00 Bradbury 13 (b0124qyz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 00:30 James Follett - Rules of Asylum (b007k17k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b037sj80)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


MON 01:45 Short Stories by John McGahern (b00p84px)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]


MON 02:00 Elastic Planet (b007k399)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:15 Ambridge Extra (b037sjy6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Sunday]


MON 02:45 Journey Into Language (b00dk3vs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:45 on Sunday]


MON 03:00 Meet the Huggetts (b00nvyzd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Sunday]


MON 03:30 Alan Ayckbourn - A Pageant (b007jrtq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:30 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Travelling Light (b037sj08)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 LM Montgomery - Anne of Green Gables (b00rvxz8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 Miss Marple (b007jpkt)
A Caribbean Mystery

Episode 1

Amateur sleuth Jane Marple's peaceful island break is disrupted by a death - and a photo.

Agatha Christie's whodunit stars June Whitfield as Miss Marple.

From the thriller first published in 1964 and dramatised in five parts by Michael Bakewell.

Miss Marple …. June Whitfield
Major Palgrave …. Windsor Davies
Dr Graham .... John Rowe
Canon Prescott …. David King
Miss Prescott …. Jenny Lee
Evelyn Hillingdon …. Carolyn Jones
Edward Hillingdon …. Christopher Wright
Lucky Dyson …. Tracy-Ann Oberman
Greg Dyson …. Brian Parr
Molly Kendall …. Alison Pettit
Tim Kendall …. David Thorpe
Victoria .... Amanda Gordon
Jim Ellis …. Anthony Ofoegbu
Raymond West …. Iwan Thomas

Director: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1997.


MON 06:30 Robert Harris - Selling Hitler (b01dtjps)
Episode 6

Stern is due to publish the scoop on May 5th. But doubts set in about the authenticity of the diaries. Read by Nigel Anthony.


MON 06:45 Dick Barton - Special Agent: The Cabatolin Diamonds (b037v78c)
Episode 16

Dick Barton's chums are once more endangered by the smuggling ring. But this only spurs him onto harder pursuit.

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 (b007zmd4)
Series 2

Identity

Robin is about to encounter the double of someone he knew from his old universe.

After all this time, and one universe later, he can't still be nursing a grudge?

Hugh Bonneville stars in Tony Bagley's comedy.

Robin .... Hugh Bonneville
Lesley .... Josie Lawrence
Dirk .... Stephen Frost
Dame Jane Hyde .... Stephanie Cole
Philippa .... Siobhan Redmond

Producer: Claire Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2000.


MON 07:30 I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue (b037h1y8)
Series 59

Episode 5

The godfather of all panel shows pays a first visit to Leicester's De Montfort Hall. Old-timers Barry Cryer, Graeme Garden and Tim Brooke-Taylor are joined on the panel by semi-regular Rob Brydon, with Jack Dee in the chair. Colin Sell accompanies on the piano.

Producer - Jon Naismith.


MON 08:00 Round the Horne (b00lrv62)
Series 3

Episode 5

Kenneth Horne heads a gangster romp 'How The Bullet Proof Vest Was Won' - and can Julian and Sandy find him a Bona Soulmate?

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

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

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

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

Producer: John Simmonds

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in March 1967.


MON 08:30 Brothers in Law (b007js5z)
Series 2

A Jewel of a Husband

There is double trouble for barrister Roger Thursby in a case of bigamy.

Starring Richard Briers as Roger Thursby, John Glyn-Jones as Grimes, Julia Lockwood as Sally, Bridget Armstrong as Joy, Jean Anderson as Mrs Thursby, Barbara Windsor as Mrs Grant, Frank Thornton as the Judge, John Bluthal as Mr Grant and Peter Tuddenham as Alec.

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 Paul Sinha's Citizenship Test (b037vlck)
Episode 1

Paul Sinha is proudly British. He also loves a quiz. So you would have thought that the UK Citizenship Test, which newcomers to this country must pass to become citizens, would have been right up his street. But the questions in the 2012 and 2013 Home Office guides seem either bizarrely easy - "Where is Welsh most widely spoken?" - or infuriatingly vague - "What happened in the First World War?".

So Paul has created his own test, to better reflect the things that aspiring migrants should understand before they can call themselves British. In episode one he deals with the history syllabus, looking at what we know about the most important legal document in our history; the Patron Saints of the Home Nations; provides a guide to our twenty most important cities; and points out a historical error in the official guide. He also tests the studio audience on their knowledge, with those that answer incorrectly being deported.

The series intertwines the sort of comedy Paul has become known for on The Now Show, The News Quiz, and Fighting Talk, as well as his own Radio 4 shows The Sinha Test and The Sinha Games, and the command of facts and figures he demonstrates on the ITV quiz show The Chase.

Written and performed by Paul Sinha.
Producer: Ed Morrish.


MON 09:30 Artists (b01b36ry)
Series 2

Special Happy Places

De-cluttering his house, Gerard's friends all get gifts, leaving Tamsin less than thrilled. Stars Dave Lamb. From May 2004.


MON 10:00 Classic Serial (b018g264)
AG Macdonell - England, Their England

Martin Jarvis directs a galaxy of stars in a Classic Serial one-off episode. The cast is led by outstanding Scots actor Tony Curran as Donald.

In this classic 1930s comic novel, a young Scot, Donald Cameron, invalided from the Western Front in 1918, finds himself commissioned to write a book about the eccentricities of the English - through 'a foreigner's eyes'. An enthusiastic innocent abroad, Donald encounters an array of richly comic characters. He attends an absurd country house weekend, enjoys drinks with Fleet Street hacks, attempts some book-reviewing, visits The League of Nations as an MP's private secretary and, memorably, plays village cricket - the most famous fictional cricket match in literature.

The novel is dramatised by Archie Scottney ('Something Fresh', 'Summer Lightning', 'Goldfinger', 'The Mysterious Mr Quin') and who once took 5 wickets for 36 runs.

Martin Jarvis says: 'A joy to direct. The preposterous game of cricket at its heart leaps happily onto the air waves. With Ian Hislop to skipper our all-stars, I felt we had hit some kind of pitch-perfection. The absurdity and blessedness of England and the English remains reassuringly, recognisable.'

Cast:
Donald Cameron .....Tony Curran
Evan Davies ..... Ioan Gruffudd
Mr Hodge ..... Ian Hislop
Tommy Huggins ..... Alfred Molina
Rupert Harcourt .. ... Rufus Sewell
Mr Bloomer ..... Michael York
Sir Henry ..... Ian Ogilvy
Gwennie ..... Jill Gascoine
Pendragon ..... Lloyd Owen
Esmeralda .....Sophie Winkleman
Carolyn Seymour, Julian Holloway, Oliver Dillon, JD Cullum,Kenneth Danziger,
Darren Richardson, Simon Templeman, Alan Shearman, Matthew Wolf, Daisy Hydon.

Sound design: Mark Holden

Producer: Rosalind Ayres
Director: Martin Jarvis
A Jarvis & Ayres production for BBC Radio 4.


MON 11:00 Afternoon Reading (b00j4d29)
In Her Element

Skomer Log

A series in which three women writers describe their personal connection with the Welsh landscape and how their encounter with nature has shaped their lives.
Jane Matthews recounts her sojourn with seals and puffins on a small island off the coast of Pembrokeshire.

Read by Siriol Jenkins

Producer : Kate McAll
Director : Nigel Lewis.


MON 11:15 Loose Ends (b037r5dr)
Fazer, Nina Conti, Peter Carlton, Gerald Seymour, Jon Holmes, Vuvuvultures, Flash Pan Hunter

Nikki has a gottle o'geer with ventriloquist and comedian Nina Conti, who returns her sell-out show 'Dolly Mixtures' to London's Soho Theatre until 10th August. Nina introduces her daughter, her handyman, her gran and a stray dog in a show that refuses to go as rehearsed and is a thoughtful mediation on love, life and the edge of existence.

Nikki chats to Warp Films producer Peter Carlton, whose film credits include 'Four Lions' and 'Tyrannosaur'. His new drama series is set in the sleepy market town of Southcliffe. As dawn breaks, the sound of gunshots ring out and the residents of a tight-knit community wake to discover an inconceivable horror has devastated the town. 'Southcliffe' starts on Sunday 4th August at 21.00 on Channel 4.

Jon Holmes is on the front line with former ITN journalist, author and Glory Boy Gerald Seymour. His new book 'The Corporal's Wife' is the story of the Corporal, driver for a Brigadier in the al-Qods Brigade, who is snatched by the Secret Service. Stashed in an eerie in Europe's mountains, the Corporal will not talk. Unless his wife is brought out of Iran to join him.

Nikki's in the hood with rapper Fazer, whose hugely succesful hip hop group N-Dubz have won four MOBO awards. Fazer's collaborating with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, performing an 'Urban Classic Prom', combining iconic classical with contemporary urban artists on 10th August at London's Royal Albert Hall. A documentary about the Prom; 'Fazer's Urban Symphony' is on BBC Three in September.

With music from offbeat indie pop and rock quartet Vuvuvultures, who perform 'I'll Cut You' from their album 'Push / Pull'.

And Brighton boho-blues boy Flash Pan Hunter performs 'Overcome Love With The Devil' from his album 'Quick Way To Enemy'.

Producer: Sukey Firth.


MON 12:00 Round the Horne (b00lrv62)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 Brothers in Law (b007js5z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 Miss Marple (b007jpkt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 Robert Harris - Selling Hitler (b01dtjps)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 13:45 Dick Barton - Special Agent: The Cabatolin Diamonds (b037v78c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:45 today]


MON 14:00 Andrea Levy - Small Island (b00819y4)
Episode 6

Arriving from Jamaica, Hortense discovers post-war England is cold and dreary. Stars Nadine Marshall and Stephen Tompkinson.


MON 14:15 Foreign Bodies (b01mnz8f)
Series 1

Italy - Inspector Montalbano

Andrea Camilleri discusses the influence of both the Spanish writer Montalbán and Belgian author Georges Simenon on the creation of his Sicilian detective Inspector Montalbano.

In a conversation recorded at his home in Rome with Mark Lawson, he describes the way he uses his crime stories to comment upon the effects of both the Mafia and Berlusconi's leadership on Italian society today.

Producer: Robyn Read

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2012.


MON 14:30 Paul Theroux - Dark Star Safari (b007jyp5)
Episode 1

Perilous journeys and vivid locals from Cairo to Cape Town, in the writer's return to Africa. Read by William Roberts.


MON 14:45 Book of the Week (b00mztyg)
Lynne Truss - Get Her Off the Pitch!

Episode 1

Lynne Truss reads from her account of the four years she spent as a sports reporter.

How does a woman of literary tastes and neither knowledge of nor interest in sport end up covering great and not-so-great events for the sports section of a national newspaper? As Lynne explains, it all starts over lunch...

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.


MON 15:00 Classic Serial (b018g264)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b037vmx0)
Mel Giedroyc gets her football boots on for chapter one of a new story, The Defenders by Paul May. Plus the story of the loneliest position on the pitch - the goalie.


MON 17:00 Flying the Flag (b007jxh2)
Series 2

A Taste of Democracy

It’s British week in the People's Republic – showcasing a double-decker bus and a demonstration of clog dancing.

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, Alan Dudley as Frank Burton, MP and Richard Tate as Gerald Calder-Brown, MP.

Producer: Pete Atkin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1988.


MON 17:30 Married (b007zmd4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 18:00 Terry Pratchett (b00r67jz)
Nation

Episode 6

Mau, Daphne and Ataba have found a golden door deep in a cave. South Seas adventure read by Matt Addis and Charlie Norfolk.


MON 18:30 Bruce Bedford - The Gibson (b007js9x)
Episode 6

On the day of the festival, Saul and the Guardians prepare to fight.

Conclusion of Bruce Bedford's time-hopping supernatural thriller serial set in - and under - Bath.

Robert Glenister .... Saul Judd
Sharon Duce .... Elise Judd
Freddie Jones .... The Scribe
Kate Binchy .... The Scribe's Wife
Timothy West .... Selwyn Fist
Zoe Hicks .... Miss Dewhurst
Katy Carmichael .... Tracky
Sam Dastor .... Karim El Hatel
June Barrie .... Chairwoman
Zoe Hicks .... Miss Dewhurst
Melanie Hudson .... Patricia Gwent
Geoffrey Collins .... Control
Phillip Manikum .... Punch
Paul Cresswell .... John
John Adams .... Guardian

Original music composed by Thomas Johnson.
Music realised by Robin Lever.
Special effects: Dick Mills (Radiophonic Workshop)

Directed at BBC Bristol by Andy Jordan

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1992.


MON 19:00 Round the Horne (b00lrv62)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 Brothers in Law (b007js5z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 Miss Marple (b007jpkt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 Robert Harris - Selling Hitler (b01dtjps)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 20:45 Dick Barton - Special Agent: The Cabatolin Diamonds (b037v78c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:45 today]


MON 21:00 MacAulay and Co (b037wnv4)
2013

Episode 1

Fred MacAulay brings you the pick of the best comedy from the Edinburgh Festival.


MON 22:00 I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue (b037h1y8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 Paul Sinha's Citizenship Test (b037vlck)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 23:00 The News Quiz Extra (b037vnlg)
Series 8

Episode 6

Extended satirical review of the week's news, chaired by Sandi Toksvig. With guests Jeremy Hardy, Justin Moorhouse, Roisin Conaty and Bob Mills.


MON 23:45 Hearing With Hegley (b00bfq19)
Series 1

Episode 6

The poet laureate of alternative comedy, John Hegley, entertains an audience with his book of verse. From December 1996.



TUESDAY 06 AUGUST 2013

TUE 00:00 Terry Pratchett (b00r67jz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 Bruce Bedford - The Gibson (b007js9x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 Miss Marple (b007jpkt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 Robert Harris - Selling Hitler (b01dtjps)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:45 Dick Barton - Special Agent: The Cabatolin Diamonds (b037v78c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:45 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 Paul Sinha's Citizenship Test (b037vlck)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 Artists (b01b36ry)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 Classic Serial (b018g264)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 Afternoon Reading (b00j4d29)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:15 Loose Ends (b037r5dr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 Flying the Flag (b007jxh2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 Married (b007zmd4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 Miss Marple (b007jplb)
A Caribbean Mystery

Episode 2

After Major Palgrave's sudden death, the amateur sleuth wonders whether it was murder?

Agatha Christie's whodunit stars June Whitfield as Miss Marple.

Miss Marple …. June Whitfield
Mr Rafiel …. George A. Cooper
Dr Graham .... John Rowe
Esther Walters …. Yvonne Edgell
Miss Prescott …. Jenny Lee
Evelyn Hillingdon …. Carolyn Jones
Edward Hillingdon …. Christopher Wright
Molly Kendall …. Alison Pettit
Tim Kendall …. David Thorpe
Greg Dyson …. Brian Parr
Victoria .... Amanda Gordon
Jackson …. Andrew Wincott
Daventry …. David Brooks

Dramatised by Michael Bakewell

Director: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1997.


TUE 06:30 Robert Harris - Selling Hitler (b01dtrh8)
Episode 7

Historian Hugh Trevor-Roper is recruited to study the diaries. He is convinced at first, but soon wonders. Read by Nigel Anthony.


TUE 06:45 Dick Barton - Special Agent: The Cabatolin Diamonds (b037vq60)
Episode 17

Trapped once more, Dick and Freddie discover something new about their sometime 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.


TUE 07:00 Mr Finchley Goes to Paris (b00g27dk)
Episode 1

Mr Finchley finds himself on his way to Paris to track down a rather irresponsible client.

But before he sets off, he has an important question to put to a certain widow of his acquaintance...

Richard Griffiths returns as shy solicitor's clerk, Edgar Finchley.

Series two of the adventures written by Victor Canning.

Mrs Crantel ...... Anna Cropper
Mr Sprake ...... James Grout
Lawrence Hume ...... Piers Gibbon
Mrs Patten ...... Jill Graham
David White ...... James Taylor
Mavis ...... Teresa Gallagher
The Frenchman ...... Barry Gordon

Narrated by James Villiers.

Adapted in six parts by Andy and Eric Merriman.

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in May 1994.


TUE 07:30 It's Not What You Know (b037hmyc)
Series 2

Episode 4

Who is Nick Helm's all time hero? What is the most embarrassing thing Isy Suttie's mum ever did? Who would play Dougie Anderson in the film of his life?

All these questions, and more, will be answered in the show hosted by Miles Jupp, where panellists are tested on how well they know their nearest and dearest.

Producer: Sam Michell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2013.


TUE 08:00 The Goon Show (b007jlsh)
Series 5

The Last Tram (from Clapham)

London's trams are no more, but boss Neddie Seagoon must pursue the one that got away.

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? (b007jrgc)
Moving On

Bob and Terry take an eventful trip down memory lane.

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

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 August 1975.


TUE 09:00 The News Quiz Extra (b037vnlg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:45 Hearing With Hegley (b00bfq19)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:45 on Monday]


TUE 10:00 George Orwell - Keep the Aspidistra Flying (b00nw25z)
In 1930s London, would-be poet Gordon Comstock tries not to conform. George Orwell drama with Jonathan Tafler and Polly James.


TUE 11:00 Afternoon Reading (b00j4d54)
In Her Element

A Horizontal View

A series in which three women writers describe their personal connection with the Welsh landscape and how their encounter with nature has shaped their lives.
Patricia Barrie recalls the view from her bedroom window when she was confined to bed as a child with a serious illness. Read by Sharon Morgan.

Producer : Kate McAll
Director : Nigel Lewis.


TUE 11:15 Tove Jansson - The Summer Book (b007jw2l)
Sophia recalls the holidays spent with her grandmother on an island in the Gulf of Finland. Stars Phyllida Law and Sophie Thompson.


TUE 12:00 The Goon Show (b007jlsh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (b007jrgc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 Miss Marple (b007jplb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 Robert Harris - Selling Hitler (b01dtrh8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 13:45 Dick Barton - Special Agent: The Cabatolin Diamonds (b037vq60)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:45 today]


TUE 14:00 Andrea Levy - Small Island (b0081cdy)
Episode 7

Hortense's landlady Queenie tells of her war job, and her boring husband. Stars Lyndsey Marhsal and Stephen Tompkinson.


TUE 14:15 Ambridge Extra (b037vzz3)
Series 5

Episode 11

Matt thanks Lilian for sending a new bank card, lying that he's doing fine. Lilian wishes they could work on his deal together: is he ever coming home? Matt lets slip that Brenda's there helping him and Lilian's angry. Matt tells Lilian to trust him. She begs Matt to let her back in to his life. Upset but concealing it Matt hangs up and sobs to himself.

Brenda and Dmitry go to meet Matt. Dmitry explains that he is an employee at the firm Brenda went to to find him: the woman she spoke to must have been new so didn't know him. Dmitry's convinced by Brenda to share with Matt what he knows about Vitaly's contact Nikolai Babarin, whose name was on Matt's contract. He gives Matt the contact's business address, but advises him not to go there. Matt goes and worried Brenda convinces Dmitry to follow him in his car.

Matt discovers a trashed office. A woman there, a secretary he presumes, nervously asks Matt to leave. She admits the last time she saw Nicolai he was going to the factory site. Matt leaves and sees Brenda and Dmitry. He's going to the site, and Brenda insists on going with him. Dmitry's worried for Brenda so reluctantly drives them. The site is a village with ramshackle houses. Matt approaches a drunk old farmer who's reluctant to talk. Dmitry translates. The man's angry that no one cares for them and that foreigners buy the land from under them. Dmitry explains that the whole village is terrified. Before Matt can glean any more, Brenda spots a black four by four at the top of the road. Dmitry insists they leave immediately.

Cast:
Matt Crawford ..... Kim Durham
Lilian Bellamy ..... Sunny Ormonde
Brenda Tucker ..... Amy Shindler
Dmitry ..... Basher Savage
Arina ..... Katerina Pushkin
Radimir ..... Boris Isarov

Writer ..... Tim Stimpson
Producer/ Director ..... Julie Beckett
Editor ..... Vanessa Whitburn.


TUE 14:30 Paul Theroux - Dark Star Safari (b007w429)
Episode 2

Travel writer Paul Theroux ignores warnings and heads to Sudan, and learns a lesson in Ethiopia. Read by William Roberts.


TUE 14:45 Book of the Week (b00n3wqs)
Lynne Truss - Get Her Off the Pitch!

Episode 2

Lynne Truss reads from her account of the four years she spent as a sports reporter.

In 1999 Lynne is sent to Madison Square Garden to cover the fight between Evander Holyfield and Lennox Lewis for the heavyweight championship of the world.

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.


TUE 15:00 George Orwell - Keep the Aspidistra Flying (b00nw25z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b037vzz5)
The Inheritance Books of some top authors visiting the Edinburgh International Book Festival. Plus, news of a new exhibition of illustration coming soon at the British Library.


TUE 17:00 Like They've Never Been Gone (b00cz8np)
Series 4

Episode 6

It’s Tommy and Sheila’s anniversary – 40 years in showbiz!

Lewis is hoping it’ll pass quietly and cheaply. But will a short hospital stay force Tommy to start taking life easier?

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

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

Tommy Franklin …. Roy Hudd
Sheila Parr …. June Whitfield
Hetty Stark …. Pat Coombes
Murray …. Julian Eardley
Louis Elstein …. Edward Halsted
Vicky Blunt/Nurse …. Emma Kennedy

Music by Frido Ruth.

Producer: Steve Doherty

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2002.


TUE 17:30 Mr Finchley Goes to Paris (b00g27dk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 18:00 Terry Pratchett (b00rd4w1)
Nation

Episode 7

The Nation awaits the arrival of Cox and the cannibal raiders. South Seas adventure read by Matt Addis and Charlie Norfolk.


TUE 18:30 The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson (b007x08g)
1. The Manuscript

Two friends are camping near the bleak ruins of a huge old house in a remote spot in the west of Ireland, when they discover a ragged manuscript.

It purports to be the journal of an old recluse who once lived in the house with his sister. The manuscript describes his terrifying experiences of being besieged by supernatural creatures and another dimension...

Read by Jim Norton.

First published in 1908, William Hope Hodgson's fantasy novella is now seen as a classic of early, Edwardian sci-fi.

Abridged in four parts by Doreen Estall.

Producer: Lawrence Jackson

Made for BBC Radio 7 by BBC Northern Ireland.

First broadcast in September 2007.


TUE 19:00 The Goon Show (b007jlsh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (b007jrgc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 Miss Marple (b007jplb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 Robert Harris - Selling Hitler (b01dtrh8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 20:45 Dick Barton - Special Agent: The Cabatolin Diamonds (b037vq60)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:45 today]


TUE 21:00 MacAulay and Co (b037wp99)
2013

Episode 2

Fred MacAulay brings you the pick of the best comedy from the Edinburgh Festival.


TUE 22:00 It's Not What You Know (b037hmyc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 Deep Trouble (b00td8tw)
Series 2

Episode 3

A submarine systems failure puts the Goliath crew at the mercy of a drugs baron. Stars Jim Field Smith. From June 2007.


TUE 23:00 Mark Thomas: My Life in Serious Organised Crime (b007760g)
Stories from comedian Mark Thomas's campaign against the Serious Organised Crime and Policing Act that requires anyone wishing to protest around the Houses of Parliament to obtain a police permit.

Thomas has done exactly that; hundreds and hundreds of times.

Producer: Colin Anderson

First broadcast on Radio 4 in March 2007.


TUE 23:30 Mordrin McDonald: 21st Century Wizard (b00qj274)
Series 1

Ogre Bin Laden

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 Jakonty Dragon.

In this episode Mordrin takes matters into his own hands to try and solve his erratic bin collections, and decides to magic up a rubbish eating Ogre with disastrous consequences.

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.

Step into the magically mundane world that is the life of 21st century wizard Mordrin McDonald. An isolated 2000-year-old sorcerer with enough power in his small finger to destroy a town, yet not even enough clout to get his bins emptied on time by the local council. Even for such a skilful sorcerer modern life is rubbish!

Mordrin is deadpan, dry and makes delicious jams. He initially set up as a plc for income tax relief, but has found it a useful vehicle to help him bolster his Wizard skill set and his range of services. (Even a wizard has to diversify). He's been running Fruity Potions from his cave for the past few years, in between completing the odd quest as instructed by the Wizard Council. In the past his services were to help kings in battles of good and evil, or as he prefers to put it, assisting with neighbour disputes.

Cast:
Mordrin: David Kay
Geoff: Gordon Kennedy
Heather: Cora Bissett
Councillor Campbell: Callum Cuthbertson
Flora: Eleanor Thom
Jim The Joiner: Grant O'Rourke

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


TUE 23:45 Steven Appleby's Normal Life (b00snqqs)
Series 2

Normal Sleep

The cartoonist searches for the secret meaning of life, said to be written on a sausage.

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 March 2003



WEDNESDAY 07 AUGUST 2013

WED 00:00 Terry Pratchett (b00rd4w1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson (b007x08g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 Miss Marple (b007jplb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 Robert Harris - Selling Hitler (b01dtrh8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:45 Dick Barton - Special Agent: The Cabatolin Diamonds (b037vq60)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:45 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 The News Quiz Extra (b037vnlg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


WED 02:45 Hearing With Hegley (b00bfq19)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:45 on Monday]


WED 03:00 George Orwell - Keep the Aspidistra Flying (b00nw25z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 Afternoon Reading (b00j4d54)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:15 Tove Jansson - The Summer Book (b007jw2l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 Like They've Never Been Gone (b00cz8np)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 Mr Finchley Goes to Paris (b00g27dk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 Miss Marple (b007jplv)
A Caribbean Mystery

Episode 3

Tensions start to grow on the beautiful tropical island.

The authorities have been called in and a murder investigation is underway.

Agatha Christie's whodunit stars June Whitfield as Miss Marple.

Miss Marple …. June Whitfield
Evelyn Hillingdon …. Carolyn Jones
Edward Hillingdon …. Christopher Wright
Lucky Dyson …. Tracy-Ann Oberman
Greg Dyson …. Brian Parr
Molly Kendall …. Alison Pettit
Tim Kendall …. David Thorpe
Victoria …. Amanda Gordon
Jim Ellis …. Anthony Ofoegbu
Inspector Weston …. David Bannerman
Daventry …. David Brooks
Cook …. Chris Pavlo

Dramatised by Michael Bakewell

Director: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1997.


WED 06:30 Robert Harris - Selling Hitler (b01dtvgm)
Episode 8

Stern holds a press conference to launch the scoop, but farce ensues when the diaries are declared fake. Read by Nigel Anthony.


WED 06:45 Dick Barton - Special Agent: The Cabatolin Diamonds (b037wt7d)
Episode 18

Dick Barton and the team are finally closing in on their sworn enemy. Will Snowy's fig addiction be useful?

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 North East of Eden (b01f9t2c)
Invaders and Outsiders

Marcia leaves London when she inherits her uncle's medical practice on the remote Paradise Island in Northumbria - with its Wind O' Change pub and populace of slightly dodgy fisherman.

Rebecca Front and Joan Sims stars in Peter Kerry's sitcom.

Doctor Marcia Hulme …. Rebecca Front
Auntie Annie …. Joan Sims
Hjorst/The Translator …. Niall Ashdown
Joseph Gates …. James Garbutt
Mrs Peevis …. Jean Southern
William …. Sammy Johnson
Ralph Gates …. Stephen Thirkeld
Other Roles …. Peter Kerry

Producer: Kathy Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1997.


WED 07:30 The Brig Society (b037jbtz)
Series 1

Railway

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 given his own railway franchise to run. Please note, this programme may be running late; change at Tiverton Parkway for The Archers

Travelling with him in the Noisy Coach are Rufus Jones ("Hunderby", "Holy Flying Circus"), William Andrews ("Sorry I've Got No Head") and Margaret Cabourn-Smith ("Miranda")

The show is a Pozzitive production, and is produced by Marcus's long-standing accomplice, David Tyler who also produces Marcus appearances as the inimitable as Giles Wemmbley Hogg. David's other radio credits include Jeremy Hardy Speaks To The Nation, Cabin Pressure, Another Case Of Milton Jones, Kevin Eldon Will See You Now, Armando Iannucci's Charm Offensive, The Castle, he 3rd Degree, The 99p Challenge, My First Planet, Radio Active & Bigipedia. His TV credits include Paul Merton - The Series, Spitting Image, Absolutely, The Paul Calf Video Diary, Three Fights Two Weddings & A Funeral, Coogan's Run, The Tony Ferrino Phenomenon and exec producing Victoria Wood's Dinner Ladies.

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

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


WED 08:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007k4m9)
Series 4

The Bolshoi Ballet

The lad's hopes for a night of dance at London's Covent Garden don't quite go to plan.

Starring Tony Hancock.

With Sidney James, Bill Kerr 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 October 1956.


WED 08:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00zn046)
Series 6

Episode 12

Arabian Desert dancers - and the bare truth of Lady Godiva.

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

Written by Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie.

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

Music and songs by Liam Cohen and Bill Oddie.

Producer: David Hatch/Peter Titheradge

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 2 in June 1968.


WED 09:00 Crowned Hudds (b00psrfz)
Fourth Wedding and Some Funerals

Poking fun at King Henry VIII, it's Roy Hudd's historical royal romp, with June Whitfield and Chris Emmett. From August 1995.


WED 09:30 Says on the Tin (b00h62pp)
Face Cream

Eliott and Esther are on the brink of admitting their attraction when a young actress with a father fixation fixes on Eliott.

Comedy by Christopher William Hill about an American ad man, forced to relocate to London.

Eliott Thurber ...... Michael Brandon
Esther Finn ...... Samantha Bond
Hannah Walker ...... Pippa Haywood
Pippa Walker ...... Manjeet Mann
Zadie ...... Joannah Tincey
Baz ...... Inam Mirza
Max ...... Robert Lonsdale
Rutter ...... Stephen Critchlow
Angelique ...... Donnla Hughes

Other parts played by Janice Acquah, Jill Cardo, Jonathan Tafler and Gunnar Cauthery.

Producer: Liz Webb

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2009.


WED 10:00 John Masefield - The Midnight Folk (b00fwq9v)
Episode 1

Little boy Kay Harker sets out on a magical quest to find treasure. Stars Sam Salter, Nickolas Grace and Charles Dance.


WED 11:00 Afternoon Reading (b00j4d56)
In Her Element

No Refund for Clouds

Series of three readings by women writers that describe their personal connections with the Welsh landscape.

Hilary Lloyd remembers life on a smallholding in the Welsh Marches. Read by Eiry Thomas.


WED 11:15 Drama (b00hvgbt)
Brett Goldstein - Success Story

When Ray's low-budget film is picked up by a major studio his dreams of Hollywood start to become a reality. Then, holed up in a hotel room doing endless publicity interviews, he finds the past coming back to bite him. By Brett Goldstein.

Ray ..... Geoffrey Streatfeild
Tara ..... Caroline Catz
Emily ..... Sasha Pick
Kristen ..... Laurel Lefkow

Directed by Toby Swift.


WED 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007k4m9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00zn046)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 Miss Marple (b007jplv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 Robert Harris - Selling Hitler (b01dtvgm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 13:45 Dick Barton - Special Agent: The Cabatolin Diamonds (b037wt7d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:45 today]


WED 14:00 Andrea Levy - Small Island (b0081f8j)
Episode 8

Hortense's new husband Gilbert reveals how Jamaican fighters face racism from Americans and the British. Stars Don Gilet.


WED 14:15 Foreign Bodies (b01mnz8v)
Series 1

Germany - PI Kemal Kayankaya

German author Jakob Arjouni returns periodically to write fiction featuring his Turkish PI Kemal Kayankaya. Mark Lawson visits him in Berlin to discuss the way his crime novels have reflected upon events including re-unification and the war in Yugoslavia, and drawn on more recent debates about what view of Islam it's appropriate to show in cartoons and films.

Producer: Robyn Read.


WED 14:30 Paul Theroux - Dark Star Safari (b007w4h4)
Episode 3

Continuing his African journey, the author ponders turning 60 as he returns to Uganda. Read by William Roberts.


WED 14:45 Book of the Week (b00n3vhz)
Lynne Truss - Get Her Off the Pitch!

Episode 3

Lynne Truss reads from her account of the four years she spent as a sports reporter.

Watching sport is one thing, but playing it is quite another. Lynne describes how she developed an enduring passion for golf.

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.


WED 15:00 John Masefield - The Midnight Folk (b00fwq9v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b037wxn2)
Mel Giedroyc learns how to train to become a football referee. Plus some favourite books from Edinburgh International Book Festival authors Jeremy Strong and Chris Bradford.


WED 17:00 No Commitments (b037wxhs)
Series 12

Misalliances

Victoria tries to change Emily's marriage plans, while Charlotte has a new (old) lover. Stars Celia Imrie. From May 2006.


WED 17:30 North East of Eden (b01f9t2c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 18:00 Terry Pratchett (b00rkm9p)
Nation

Episode 8

It looks like decision time for Daphne - can she face leaving Mau? South Seas adventure read by Matt Addis and Charlie Norfolk.


WED 18:30 The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson (b007wznx)
2. The Siege

After beginning to read the ragged manuscript purporting to be written by an old recluse, the narrator and his sister face the swine-like supernatural creatures' terrifying siege...

Read by Jim Norton.

First published in 1908, William Hope Hodgson's fantasy novella is now seen as a classic of early, Edwardian sci-fi.

Abridged in four parts by Doreen Estall.

Producer: Lawrence Jackson

Made for BBC Radio 7 by BBC Northern Ireland.

First broadcast in September 2007.


WED 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007k4m9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00zn046)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 Miss Marple (b007jplv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 Robert Harris - Selling Hitler (b01dtvgm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 20:45 Dick Barton - Special Agent: The Cabatolin Diamonds (b037wt7d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:45 today]


WED 21:00 MacAulay and Co (b037wxy8)
2013

Episode 3

Fred MacAulay brings you the pick of the best comedy from the Edinburgh Festival.


WED 22:00 The Brig Society (b037jbtz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 Mr Blue Sky (b0118lkk)
Series 1

My Valentine

The Easter family have a couple of unwanted guests, and Harvey is struggling to come up with a Valentine's idea for Jax. Stars Mark Benton. From May 2011.


WED 23:00 The Mel and Sue Thing (b0076b0y)
Episode 4

A clip from a new posh British blockbuster and plus the continuing saga of Sweet Fanny Adams, Jane Austen's seminal work.

More mayhem from Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins.

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 (b007zjm8)
Episode 4

The station's only attracting Z-list Asian celebrities, but then a top member of 'royalty' phones in...

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 08 AUGUST 2013

THU 00:00 Terry Pratchett (b00rkm9p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson (b007wznx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 Miss Marple (b007jplv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 Robert Harris - Selling Hitler (b01dtvgm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:45 Dick Barton - Special Agent: The Cabatolin Diamonds (b037wt7d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:45 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 Crowned Hudds (b00psrfz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 Says on the Tin (b00h62pp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 John Masefield - The Midnight Folk (b00fwq9v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 Afternoon Reading (b00j4d56)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:15 Drama (b00hvgbt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 No Commitments (b037wxhs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 North East of Eden (b01f9t2c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 Miss Marple (b007jpmc)
A Caribbean Mystery

Episode 4

With the island's murder tally now standing at two, the spinster sleuth needs an ally.

Agatha Christie's whodunit stars June Whitfield as Miss Marple.

Miss Marple …. June Whitfield
Mr Rafiel …. George A. Cooper
Dr Graham .... John Rowe
Miss Prescott …. Jenny Lee
Esther Walters …. Yvonne Edgell
Evelyn Hillingdon …. Carolyn Jones
Edward Hillingdon …. Christopher Wright
Molly Kendall …. Alison Pettit
Tim Kendall …. David Thorpe

Dramatised by Michael Bakewell

Director: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1997.


THU 06:30 Colin Dexter Short Stories (b007lr7f)
The Double Crossing

A good first day for a certain detective named Lewis.

The creator of the inimitable Inspector Morse brings a fresh detective tale to the airwaves.

Colin Dexter reads his own story.

Producer: Di Speirs

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2004.


THU 06:45 Dick Barton - Special Agent: The Cabatolin Diamonds (b037xdbm)
Episode 19

Snowy's ever more bizarre methods of leaving clues yield a palpable result for Dick Barton's dogged pursuit.

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 The Mitch Benn Music Show (b00b5tc3)
Series 2

Episode 2

The comedian presents a selection of classic comic songs. With special guest singer-songwriter Isy Suttie. From October 2006.


THU 07:30 Meet David Sedaris (b01n60m2)
Series 3

Author Author; Front Row Centre with Thaddeus Bristol

The multi-award winning American essayist brings more of his wit and charm to BBC Radio 4 with a series of audience readings.

This week David gives his observations of life as an author on tour in "Author, Author", makes a satirical swipe at critics in "Front Row Centre with Thaddeus Bristol", and reads some extracts from his diaries.

Producer: Steve Doherty
A Boom Pictures Cymru production for BBC Radio 4.


THU 08:00 Dad's Army (b007jm92)
Series 1

Sorry Wrong Number

A downed German plane sees the Home Guard platoon attempting to employ Captain Mainwaring's phone box drill...

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

Starring Arthur Lowe as Captain Mainwaring, John Le Mesurier as Sergeant Wilson, Clive Dunn as Corporal Jones, Ian Lavender as Private Pike, John Laurie as Private Frazer, Graham Stark as Private Walker, Bill Pertwee as the ARP Warden, Pearl Hackney as Mrs Pike, Avril Angers as the Telephonist and John Forrest as the Lieutenant. With John Snagge as the announcer.

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

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 4 in May 1974.


THU 08:30 Take It From Here (b01fhp18)
From 26/02/1959

Putting a hat on with a West End musical spoof, plus trouble over a wedding ring for 'The Glums'.

Starring Professor Jimmy Edwards, Dick Bentley and June Whitfield.

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

Scripted by Frank Muir and Denis Norden.

Producer: Charles Maxwell

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in February 1959.


THU 09:00 Big Jim and the Figaro Club (b008j030)
On the Line

Harold Perkins can't get a site phone, so his workmates get him a handset and more besides...

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”.

Stars Norman Rossington as Big Jim, Roland Curram as Harold Perkins, Harold Goodwin as Old Ned, David John as Nimrod, Sylvester McCoy as Turps, David Beckett as Chick, Steven Harrold as Harry, Carol Hawkins as Miss James, Stephen Garlick as Plonker and Karen Ascoe as the Typist.

Narrated by Bernard Cribbins.

Written by Ted Walker.

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1987.


THU 09:30 Life in London (b011kpfk)
Mr Lushington

If Pierce can't meet his deadline, how will the audience hear about a visit to the slums, George IV's interior decorating, and a dog fighting a monkey?

Starring Greg Wise, Mark Gatiss and James Bachman.

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

Pierce Egan .... Geoffrey McGivern
Hustle .... Alex Macqueen
Corinthian Tom .... Greg Wise
Pickpocket .... Neil Edmond
Jerry Hawthorn .... Mark Gatiss
Jarvey .... Ben Graves
Bob Logic .... James Bachman
Fishwife .... Laura Shavin
Mrs Egan .... Alys Torrence
Corinthian Kate .... Amanda Abbington

Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2006.


THU 10:00 John Masefield - The Midnight Folk (b00fwdlp)
Episode 2

Kay Harker must battle evil forces to capture the treasure. John Masefield's yarn stars Sam Salter, Nickolas Grace and Charles Dance.


THU 11:00 The Greengrocer's Apostrophe (b01gnp5m)
Penny's from Heaven

Comic tales inspired by those hand-written signs offering "Apple's and Banana's" which can be found in every town in Britain.

James Anthony Pearson reads a quirky story about the apostrophe that ends a relationship, written by Anneliese Mackintosh.

Produced by Eilidh McCreadie.


THU 11:15 Katie Hims - The Disappearance of Shirley McGill (b007jtf0)
Shirley has put up with marriage to the overbearing Vernon for 20 years. Her only friend is the butcher, and it's to the butcher she turns when she discovers that - in spite of plenty of greens and red meat - she becomes at first translucent and then completely invisible.

Stars Lesley Manville as Shirley McGill, Philip Jackson as Vernon McGill, Shaun Dingwall as the Butcher, Emma Woolliams as the Police Officer and Scott Brooksbank as the Croupier.

Written by Katie Hims.

Producer: Jeremy Mortimer.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2003.


THU 12:00 Dad's Army (b007jm92)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 Take It From Here (b01fhp18)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 Miss Marple (b007jpmc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 Colin Dexter Short Stories (b007lr7f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 13:45 Dick Barton - Special Agent: The Cabatolin Diamonds (b037xdbm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:45 today]


THU 14:00 Andrea Levy - Small Island (b0081k67)
Episode 9

Jamaican serviceman Gilbert Joseph joins Queenie for a trip to the cinema, but finds the seats are segregated. Stars Don Gilet.


THU 14:15 Ambridge Extra (b037xjv0)
Series 5

Episode 12

Matt goes a step too far, and Brenda is seriously frightened.


THU 14:30 Paul Theroux - Dark Star Safari (b007w2pr)
Episode 4

In his trip from Cairo to Cape Town, writer Paul Theroux travels by bus to reach a troubled Zimbabwe. Read by William Roberts.


THU 14:45 Book of the Week (b00n3wqv)
Lynne Truss - Get Her Off the Pitch!

Episode 4

Lynne Truss reads from her account of the four years she spent as a sports reporter.

To outsiders, what could be better than to be paid to attend and write about world-class sporting events? Well, they don't know the half of it.

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.


THU 15:00 John Masefield - The Midnight Folk (b00fwdlp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b037xjvs)
As Mel continues listening to The Defenders by Paul May, she discovers the origins of the football chant. Plus, the Inheritance Books of authors Andy Mulligan and Claire McFall.


THU 17:00 Ring Around the Bath (b00ttmvh)
Series 2

Brideshead Unvisited

Rick's ex-girlfriend is getting married and the whole family is invited. Stella's doubts about an occasion involving the entire Bartholomew clan prove to be justified...

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, Daniela Denby-Ashe as Egg and Terence Frisch as the photographer.

Producer: Elizabeth Freestone
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2004.


THU 17:30 The Mitch Benn Music Show (b00b5tc3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 18:00 Daphne du Maurier - The Blue Lenses (b007k4jq)
Episode 1

Recovering from a serious eye operation, Marda West discovers her vision has been heightened to a frighteningly new degree of clarity.

It makes her fear that people she trusts the most have sinister designs against her...

Daphne du Maurier's two-part fantasy thriller explores the darker aspects of human nature.

Read by Emma Fielding.

Produced and abridged by Gemma Jenkins.

Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in 2007.


THU 18:30 The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson (b007www2)
3. The Pit

Will the narrator and his dog survive a watery entrapment?

First published in 1908, William Hope Hodgson's fantasy novella is now seen as a classic of early, Edwardian sci-fi.

Read by Jim Norton.

Abridged in four parts by Doreen Estall.

Producer: Lawrence Jackson

Made for BBC Radio 7 by BBC Northern Ireland.

First broadcast in September 2007.


THU 19:00 Dad's Army (b007jm92)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 Take It From Here (b01fhp18)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 Miss Marple (b007jpmc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 Colin Dexter Short Stories (b007lr7f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 20:45 Dick Barton - Special Agent: The Cabatolin Diamonds (b037xdbm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:45 today]


THU 21:00 MacAulay and Co (b037xk3f)
2013

Episode 4

Fred MacAulay brings you the pick of the best comedy from the Edinburgh Festival.


THU 22:00 Meet David Sedaris (b01n60m2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 Giles Wemmbley Hogg Goes Off (b01hxtcn)
Series 3

Russia

Thanks to some handy parental connections, the gap-year buffoon goes to Moscow. Stars Marcus Brigstocke. From February 2005.


THU 23:00 The Wilson Dixon Line (b00kdnj9)
Words of Wisdom

Cowboy philosopher Wilson Dixon shares his viewpoints on life, love and relationships through songs and anecdotes.

Introduced by Johnnie Walker. Wilson’s affectionate tribute to the philosophy of country music begins with his observations of society and the differences between the UK and Cripple Creek.

Saddled up with sidekick Snake Wizzelteats, his observations on everyday life draw the audience into world full of larger than life characters and situations.

Wilson Dixon is the creation of Jesse Griffin; an award winning comedian, actor and founding member of the acclaimed comedy trio The 4 Noels. Since his creation, Wilson Dixon has performed extensively around Australia and New Zealand as well as the UK comedy circuit.
Sidekick Snake Wizzelteats is performed by Jesse Budd.

Written and performed by Jesse Griffin.

Recorded with an audience at BBC Maida Vale, London.

Producer: Lianne Coop

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in May 2009.


THU 23:30 The Skivers (b0080rd1)
Series 2

Spike Milligan

Nick and Tim de Jongh welcome Spike Milligan to the last ever BBC Radio 4 show to be recorded at the famous BBC Paris Studios.

Located in Lower Regent Street, London, they were used from 1946 to 1995 - the home of countless BBC shows from Round The Horne to Just A Minute

Skilful sketch show 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 09 AUGUST 2013

FRI 00:00 Daphne du Maurier - The Blue Lenses (b007k4jq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson (b007www2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 Miss Marple (b007jpmc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 Colin Dexter Short Stories (b007lr7f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:45 Dick Barton - Special Agent: The Cabatolin Diamonds (b037xdbm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:45 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 Big Jim and the Figaro Club (b008j030)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 Life in London (b011kpfk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 John Masefield - The Midnight Folk (b00fwdlp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 The Greengrocer's Apostrophe (b01gnp5m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:15 Katie Hims - The Disappearance of Shirley McGill (b007jtf0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 Ring Around the Bath (b00ttmvh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 The Mitch Benn Music Show (b00b5tc3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 Miss Marple (b007jpmx)
A Caribbean Mystery

Episode 5

After two murders and an attempted suicide, amateur sleuth Miss Marple is battling to find a link.

The conclusion of Agatha Christie's whodunit starring June Whitfield as Miss Marple.

Miss Marple …. June Whitfield
Mr Rafiel …. George A. Cooper
Tim Kendall …. David Thorpe
Molly Kendall …. Alison Pettit
Esther Walters …. Yvonne Edgell
Evelyn Hillingdon …. Carolyn Jones
Edward Hillingdon …. Christopher Wright
Lucky Dyson …. Tracy-Ann Oberman
Jackson …. Andrew Wincott
Canon Prescott …. David King
Dr Graham .... John Rowe

Dramatised by Michael Bakewell

Director: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1997.


FRI 06:30 Ruth Rendell Stories (b00b65bw)
Burning End

Fed up caring for her mother-in-law, Linda is worried when a glass vase seems to have caused a fire. Read by Sue Johnston.


FRI 06:45 Dick Barton - Special Agent: The Cabatolin Diamonds (b037xng7)
Episode 20

As romance blossoms between two of Dick Barton's friends, they finally confront their main target in Bristol.

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 (b00c34ks)
Series 3

Episode 4

A country house weekend, friends reunited and a dinner party surprise...

The sketch comedy for people growing older disgracefully.

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

Written by Colin Bostock Smith, John Dowie, Graeme Garden, Jan Etherington, Mike Haskins, Ged Parsons, David Spicer and Peter Usher.

Script Editor: Ged Parsons.

Music by Ronnie & The Rex and Neil Innes.

Producer: Claire Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2003.


FRI 07:30 Jo Caulfield's Speakeasy (b037sdys)
Episode 1

Jo Caulfield hosts some of the best writers and comedians in the UK as they take to the stage at The Scottish Storytelling Centre to share a true story with us.

Lloyd Langford tells us about his rather unusual first day at work; Nathan Caton has a story about middle-class assumptions and middle-class prejudice; Scottish playwright Keir McAllister gets the tables turned on him by a young woman dressed in black; Jo tells us how a crossword puzzle nearly started a riot on a train; and there's a life-affirming story about love and hope from Jason Cook.

Created by Jo Caulfield and Kevin Anderson

Producer: Richard Melvin
A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4.


FRI 08:00 Steptoe and Son (b00rlb08)
Series 1

65 Today

Albert Steptoe's 65th birthday outing turns into a disaster for his son Harold.

Starring Wilfrid Brambell and Harry H Corbett.

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

The Offer featured the lives of rag and bone men Albert Steptoe and son Harold - and was the spark for a run of 8 series on TV.

Albert ...... Wilfrid Brambell
Harold ...... Harry H Corbett

With Ian Burford and David Charlesworth

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

Producer: Bobby Jaye

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in July 1966.


FRI 08:30 The Michael Bentine Show (b00l2mcj)
From 27/05/1984

From a ghost hunter to a collector of holes.

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 King Street Junior (b007jnq3)
Series 10

The Rivals

In the red corner, Mr Sims and in the blue - Mr Long! Seconds out as they compete for a job.

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

Written by Andy Rashleigh.

Stars Karl Howman as Mr Sims, James Grout as the Headmaster, Marlene Sidaway as Miss Lewis, Margaret John as Mrs Stone, Paul Copley as Mr Long, Deirdre Costello as Mrs Patterson, Vivienne Martin as Mrs Rudd, Tom Watson as Mr Holliday, Janine Wood as Kathy Jackson and Fiona Taylor as Miranda.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1998.


FRI 09:30 Electric Ink (b0116gvm)
Series 1

Episode 1

Maddox is an old school journalist struggling to keep up with new technology.

He feels the art of finding stories is being forgotten and he is not about to let that happen.

Old hacks meet new media in Alistair Beaton’s satire set in the changing world of the newspaper industry.

Maddox ...... Robert Lindsay
Oliver ...... Alex Jennings
Amelia ...... Elizabeth Berrington
Tasneem ...... Zita Sattar
Masha ...... Debbie Chazen
Freddy ...... Ben Willbond
Announcer ...... Matt Addis

With additional material by Tom Mitchelson.

Director: Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2009.


FRI 10:00 Don Haworth - Challenged (b0075s00)
Set in a remote part of the Pennines, a widowed mother and her son battle to come to terms with the passage of time when hired worker, Tom arrives.

Son Harry, who has learning difficulties, is described by his school as 'challenged'.

With Tom's encouragement he finds new confidence, but this creates fresh conflict for the trio.

Atmospheric drama by Don Haworth.

Anne ...... Brigit Forsyth
Tom ...... Paul Copley
Harry ...... Matthew Booth

Producer: Pauline Harris

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2000.


FRI 11:00 The Greengrocer's Apostrophe (b01gnp4v)
Alice, Hanging in There

Comic tales inspired by those hand-written signs offering "Apple's and Banana's" which can be found in every town in Britain.

When Alice is cast aside from her high-flying career she finds a novel way to occupy her time. Armed only with a balaclava and a pot of paint, she starts to vent her anger on sloppy punctuation.

A story by Ronald Frame, read by Tracy Wiles.

Produced by Eilidh McCreadie.


FRI 11:15 Dave Sheasby - Showing Promise (b007m6tg)
With her creative writing course threatened financially, Marjorie's glad to see a new face arrive - even if Harry lacks some of the graces she's accustomed to...

Dave Sheasby’s drama stars Heather Stoney as Marjorie, Gerry Kersey as Brian, John Branwell as John, Lorraine Peters as Jean, Daphne Oxenford as Florence and Graham Roberts as Harry.

Director: Tony Cliff

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1990.


FRI 12:00 Steptoe and Son (b00rlb08)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 The Michael Bentine Show (b00l2mcj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 Miss Marple (b007jpmx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 Ruth Rendell Stories (b00b65bw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 13:45 Dick Barton - Special Agent: The Cabatolin Diamonds (b037xng7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:45 today]


FRI 14:00 Andrea Levy - Small Island (b00cfwhy)
Episode 10

The war ends in Europe, but Queenie's husband is still fighting in the Far East. Stars Nadine Marshall and Stephen Tompkinson.


FRI 14:15 Foreign Bodies (b01mnz91)
Series 1

Scotland - DI John Rebus

Mark Lawson visits Edinburgh to meet Ian Rankin and discuss the way his novels featuring DI John Rebus reflect the building of the Scottish parliament, the G8 summit and debates over Scottish independence.

Producer: Robyn Read.


FRI 14:30 Paul Theroux - Dark Star Safari (b007w3f2)
Episode 5

Travel writer Paul Theroux's epic journey comes to an end in South Africa, his final destination. Concluded by William Roberts.


FRI 14:45 Book of the Week (b00n3wqx)
Lynne Truss - Get Her Off the Pitch!

Episode 5

Lynne Truss reads from her account of the four years she spent as a sports reporter.

By the autumn of 2000, Lynne has been covering sport for four years, but a combination of events leads her to ask a very simple question - just how important is sport?

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.


FRI 15:00 Don Haworth - Challenged (b0075s00)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b037xpkw)
The Inheritance Books of Edinburgh International Book Festival authors Sally Gardner and Vivian French, plus the final chapter in this week's story, The Defenders by Paul May.


FRI 17:00 Beachcomber... By the Way (b0085j96)
Series 1

Episode 6

The First Attempt To Reach The Moon - and a slice of Edwardian life.

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 April 1989.


FRI 17:30 The Right Time (b00c34ks)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 18:00 Daphne du Maurier - The Blue Lenses (b007k4rp)
Episode 2

Afer discovering she's able to see things that others can't, Marda West fears for her survival in this dangerous new world.

The conclusion of Daphne du Maurier's two-part fantasy thriller exploring the darker aspects of human nature.

Read by Emma Fielding.

Produced and abridged by Gemma Jenkins.

Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in 2007.


FRI 18:30 The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson (b007wxhs)
4. The Wound

Back from his voyage, the narrator sees a sinister green hand at his window...

First published in 1908, William Hope Hodgson's fantasy novella is now seen as a classic of early, Edwardian sci-fi.

Concluded by Jim Norton.

Abridged by Doreen Estall.

Producer: Lawrence Jackson

Made for BBC Radio 7 by BBC Northern Ireland.

First broadcast in September 2007.


FRI 19:00 Steptoe and Son (b00rlb08)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 The Michael Bentine Show (b00l2mcj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 Miss Marple (b007jpmx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 Ruth Rendell Stories (b00b65bw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 20:45 Dick Barton - Special Agent: The Cabatolin Diamonds (b037xng7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:45 today]


FRI 21:00 The Greengrocer's Apostrophe (b01gnp4v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 21:15 Dave Sheasby - Showing Promise (b007m6tg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


FRI 22:00 Where Did It All Go Wrong? (b0076gmh)
Series 1

The True Confessions of Sherlock Holmes

Simon Munnery debunks the image of some iconic characters, starting with the 'science man' of Baker Street. From August 2003.


FRI 22:15 The Comedy Club at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe (b037xr34)
2013

Episode 1

...Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2013. Comedy from the world-famous festival. Episode 1 of 18.


FRI 22:20 Jo Caulfield's Speakeasy (b037sdys)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:50 The Comedy Club at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe (b037xr6z)
2013

Episode 2

...Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2013. Comedy from the world-famous festival. Episode 2 of 18.


FRI 22:55 Ross Noble Goes Global (b01dbgvs)
Series 2

Milan

The comedian discovers graffiti, beggars and lycra-clad couriers in the Italian style capital of Europe. From June 2003.


FRI 23:25 The Comedy Club at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe (b037xr71)
2013

Episode 3

...Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2013. Comedy from the world-famous festival. Episode 3 of 18.


FRI 23:30 Flight of the Conchords (b00dn8cf)
Dan and the Panda

The Kiwi parody band aim for UK fame.

Improvised comedy from the satirical pop pair, as they align with established comics to poke fun at all aspects of pop music.

Rob Brydon narrates the musical odyssey.

Starring New Zealand musical comedy duo, Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement.

With:

Rhys Darby
Dan Topolski
Daniel Kitson

Additional material by Joel Morris.

Musicians: David Catlin-Birch and Mark Allis.

Producer: Will Saunders

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in September 2005.




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

Afternoon Reading 11:00 MON (b00j4d29)

Afternoon Reading 04:00 TUE (b00j4d29)

Afternoon Reading 11:00 TUE (b00j4d54)

Afternoon Reading 04:00 WED (b00j4d54)

Afternoon Reading 11:00 WED (b00j4d56)

Afternoon Reading 04:00 THU (b00j4d56)

Alan Ayckbourn - A Pageant 13:30 SUN (b007jrtq)

Alan Ayckbourn - A Pageant 03:30 MON (b007jrtq)

Ambridge Extra 11:15 SUN (b037sjy6)

Ambridge Extra 19:15 SUN (b037sjy6)

Ambridge Extra 02:15 MON (b037sjy6)

Ambridge Extra 14:15 TUE (b037vzz3)

Ambridge Extra 14:15 THU (b037xjv0)

Andrea Levy - Small Island Omnibus 06:00 SUN (b008141d)

Andrea Levy - Small Island Omnibus 12:00 SUN (b008141d)

Andrea Levy - Small Island 14:00 MON (b00819y4)

Andrea Levy - Small Island 14:00 TUE (b0081cdy)

Andrea Levy - Small Island 14:00 WED (b0081f8j)

Andrea Levy - Small Island 14:00 THU (b0081k67)

Andrea Levy - Small Island 14:00 FRI (b00cfwhy)

Another Case of Milton Jones 22:30 SAT (b00r7n2p)

Anton Chekhov 04:00 SAT (b00qbb8r)

Artists 09:30 MON (b01b36ry)

Artists 02:30 TUE (b01b36ry)

Baldi 13:15 SAT (b007jlnl)

Baldi 03:15 SUN (b007jlnl)

Beachcomber... By the Way 05:00 SAT (b0084hyx)

Beachcomber... By the Way 17:00 FRI (b0085j96)

Big Jim and the Figaro Club 09:00 THU (b008j030)

Big Jim and the Figaro Club 02:00 FRI (b008j030)

Book of the Week 14:45 MON (b00mztyg)

Book of the Week 14:45 TUE (b00n3wqs)

Book of the Week 14:45 WED (b00n3vhz)

Book of the Week 14:45 THU (b00n3wqv)

Book of the Week 14:45 FRI (b00n3wqx)

Bradbury 13 18:00 SUN (b0124qyz)

Bradbury 13 00:00 MON (b0124qyz)

Brothers in Law 08:30 MON (b007js5z)

Brothers in Law 12:30 MON (b007js5z)

Brothers in Law 19:30 MON (b007js5z)

Bruce Bedford - The Gibson 00:30 SAT (b007js93)

Bruce Bedford - The Gibson 18:30 MON (b007js9x)

Bruce Bedford - The Gibson 00:30 TUE (b007js9x)

Classic Serial 10:00 MON (b018g264)

Classic Serial 15:00 MON (b018g264)

Classic Serial 03:00 TUE (b018g264)

Colin Dexter Short Stories 06:30 THU (b007lr7f)

Colin Dexter Short Stories 13:30 THU (b007lr7f)

Colin Dexter Short Stories 20:30 THU (b007lr7f)

Colin Dexter Short Stories 01:30 FRI (b007lr7f)

Comedy Greats 09:00 SAT (b007k35z)

Comedy Greats 19:00 SAT (b007k35z)

Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! 22:30 SUN (b00d3rvq)

Craddock and Co 01:00 SAT (b007jsw5)

Crowned Hudds 09:00 WED (b00psrfz)

Crowned Hudds 02:00 THU (b00psrfz)

Dad's Army 08:00 THU (b007jm92)

Dad's Army 12:00 THU (b007jm92)

Dad's Army 19:00 THU (b007jm92)

Daphne du Maurier - The Blue Lenses 18:00 THU (b007k4jq)

Daphne du Maurier - The Blue Lenses 00:00 FRI (b007k4jq)

Daphne du Maurier - The Blue Lenses 18:00 FRI (b007k4rp)

Dave Podmore 23:30 SUN (b007rkg1)

Dave Sheasby - Showing Promise 11:15 FRI (b007m6tg)

Dave Sheasby - Showing Promise 21:15 FRI (b007m6tg)

Deep Trouble 22:30 TUE (b00td8tw)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:00 SUN (b037sj80)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:00 SUN (b037sj80)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 01:00 MON (b037sj80)

Dick Barton - Special Agent: The Cabatolin Diamonds 01:45 SAT (b037k47d)

Dick Barton - Special Agent: The Cabatolin Diamonds 06:45 MON (b037v78c)

Dick Barton - Special Agent: The Cabatolin Diamonds 13:45 MON (b037v78c)

Dick Barton - Special Agent: The Cabatolin Diamonds 20:45 MON (b037v78c)

Dick Barton - Special Agent: The Cabatolin Diamonds 01:45 TUE (b037v78c)

Dick Barton - Special Agent: The Cabatolin Diamonds 06:45 TUE (b037vq60)

Dick Barton - Special Agent: The Cabatolin Diamonds 13:45 TUE (b037vq60)

Dick Barton - Special Agent: The Cabatolin Diamonds 20:45 TUE (b037vq60)

Dick Barton - Special Agent: The Cabatolin Diamonds 01:45 WED (b037vq60)

Dick Barton - Special Agent: The Cabatolin Diamonds 06:45 WED (b037wt7d)

Dick Barton - Special Agent: The Cabatolin Diamonds 13:45 WED (b037wt7d)

Dick Barton - Special Agent: The Cabatolin Diamonds 20:45 WED (b037wt7d)

Dick Barton - Special Agent: The Cabatolin Diamonds 01:45 THU (b037wt7d)

Dick Barton - Special Agent: The Cabatolin Diamonds 06:45 THU (b037xdbm)

Dick Barton - Special Agent: The Cabatolin Diamonds 13:45 THU (b037xdbm)

Dick Barton - Special Agent: The Cabatolin Diamonds 20:45 THU (b037xdbm)

Dick Barton - Special Agent: The Cabatolin Diamonds 01:45 FRI (b037xdbm)

Dick Barton - Special Agent: The Cabatolin Diamonds 06:45 FRI (b037xng7)

Dick Barton - Special Agent: The Cabatolin Diamonds 13:45 FRI (b037xng7)

Dick Barton - Special Agent: The Cabatolin Diamonds 20:45 FRI (b037xng7)

Don Haworth - Challenged 10:00 FRI (b0075s00)

Don Haworth - Challenged 15:00 FRI (b0075s00)

Drama 04:15 SAT (b01jwk66)

Drama 11:15 WED (b00hvgbt)

Drama 04:15 THU (b00hvgbt)

Ed Reardon's Week 07:30 SUN (b00dv2p1)

Ed Reardon's Week 22:00 SUN (b00dv2p1)

Elastic Planet 11:00 SUN (b007k399)

Elastic Planet 19:00 SUN (b007k399)

Elastic Planet 02:00 MON (b007k399)

Electric Ink 09:30 FRI (b0116gvm)

Flight of the Conchords 23:30 FRI (b00dn8cf)

Flying the Flag 17:00 MON (b007jxh2)

Flying the Flag 05:00 TUE (b007jxh2)

Foreign Bodies 14:15 MON (b01mnz8f)

Foreign Bodies 14:15 WED (b01mnz8v)

Foreign Bodies 14:15 FRI (b01mnz91)

George Eliot - The Mill on the Floss 03:00 SAT (b00gszmm)

George Orwell - Keep the Aspidistra Flying 10:00 TUE (b00nw25z)

George Orwell - Keep the Aspidistra Flying 15:00 TUE (b00nw25z)

George Orwell - Keep the Aspidistra Flying 03:00 WED (b00nw25z)

Giles Wemmbley Hogg Goes Off 22:30 THU (b01hxtcn)

Hancock's Half Hour 14:00 SAT (b007k4d6)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:00 WED (b007k4m9)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:00 WED (b007k4m9)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:00 WED (b007k4m9)

Hearing With Hegley 23:45 MON (b00bfq19)

Hearing With Hegley 09:45 TUE (b00bfq19)

Hearing With Hegley 02:45 WED (b00bfq19)

I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue 07:30 MON (b037h1y8)

I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue 22:00 MON (b037h1y8)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 08:30 WED (b00zn046)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 12:30 WED (b00zn046)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 19:30 WED (b00zn046)

It's Not What You Know 07:30 TUE (b037hmyc)

It's Not What You Know 22:00 TUE (b037hmyc)

James Follett - Rules of Asylum 18:30 SUN (b007k17k)

James Follett - Rules of Asylum 00:30 MON (b007k17k)

Jo Caulfield's Speakeasy 07:30 FRI (b037sdys)

Jo Caulfield's Speakeasy 22:20 FRI (b037sdys)

John Masefield - The Midnight Folk 10:00 WED (b00fwq9v)

John Masefield - The Midnight Folk 15:00 WED (b00fwq9v)

John Masefield - The Midnight Folk 03:00 THU (b00fwq9v)

John Masefield - The Midnight Folk 10:00 THU (b00fwdlp)

John Masefield - The Midnight Folk 15:00 THU (b00fwdlp)

John Masefield - The Midnight Folk 03:00 FRI (b00fwdlp)

Journey Into Language 11:45 SUN (b00dk3vs)

Journey Into Language 19:45 SUN (b00dk3vs)

Journey Into Language 02:45 MON (b00dk3vs)

Katie Hims - The Disappearance of Shirley McGill 11:15 THU (b007jtf0)

Katie Hims - The Disappearance of Shirley McGill 04:15 FRI (b007jtf0)

King Street Junior 02:00 SAT (b007jnp1)

King Street Junior 09:00 FRI (b007jnq3)

LM Montgomery - Anne of Green Gables 09:30 SUN (b00rvxz8)

LM Montgomery - Anne of Green Gables 17:30 SUN (b00rvxz8)

LM Montgomery - Anne of Green Gables 05:30 MON (b00rvxz8)

Life in London 09:30 THU (b011kpfk)

Life in London 02:30 FRI (b011kpfk)

Like They've Never Been Gone 17:00 TUE (b00cz8np)

Like They've Never Been Gone 05:00 WED (b00cz8np)

Loose Ends 11:15 MON (b037r5dr)

Loose Ends 04:15 TUE (b037r5dr)

MacAulay and Co 21:00 MON (b037wnv4)

MacAulay and Co 21:00 TUE (b037wp99)

MacAulay and Co 21:00 WED (b037wxy8)

MacAulay and Co 21:00 THU (b037xk3f)

Mark Thomas: My Life in Serious Organised Crime 23:00 TUE (b007760g)

Married 07:00 MON (b007zmd4)

Married 17:30 MON (b007zmd4)

Married 05:30 TUE (b007zmd4)

Masala FM 23:30 WED (b007zjm8)

Meera Syal's Asian Comedy Night 22:00 SAT (b037sf5k)

Meet David Sedaris 07:30 THU (b01n60m2)

Meet David Sedaris 22:00 THU (b01n60m2)

Meet the Huggetts 08:00 SUN (b00nvyzd)

Meet the Huggetts 15:00 SUN (b00nvyzd)

Meet the Huggetts 20:00 SUN (b00nvyzd)

Meet the Huggetts 03:00 MON (b00nvyzd)

Mel's Mix: The Best of The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 SUN (b037skt9)

Michael Butt - Chronicles of Ait 12:00 SAT (b037s25y)

Michael Butt - Chronicles of Ait 02:00 SUN (b037s25y)

Miss Marple 06:00 MON (b007jpkt)

Miss Marple 13:00 MON (b007jpkt)

Miss Marple 20:00 MON (b007jpkt)

Miss Marple 01:00 TUE (b007jpkt)

Miss Marple 06:00 TUE (b007jplb)

Miss Marple 13:00 TUE (b007jplb)

Miss Marple 20:00 TUE (b007jplb)

Miss Marple 01:00 WED (b007jplb)

Miss Marple 06:00 WED (b007jplv)

Miss Marple 13:00 WED (b007jplv)

Miss Marple 20:00 WED (b007jplv)

Miss Marple 01:00 THU (b007jplv)

Miss Marple 06:00 THU (b007jpmc)

Miss Marple 13:00 THU (b007jpmc)

Miss Marple 20:00 THU (b007jpmc)

Miss Marple 01:00 FRI (b007jpmc)

Miss Marple 06:00 FRI (b007jpmx)

Miss Marple 13:00 FRI (b007jpmx)

Miss Marple 20:00 FRI (b007jpmx)

Mordrin McDonald: 21st Century Wizard 23:30 TUE (b00qj274)

Mr Blue Sky 22:30 WED (b0118lkk)

Mr Finchley Goes to Paris 07:00 TUE (b00g27dk)

Mr Finchley Goes to Paris 17:30 TUE (b00g27dk)

Mr Finchley Goes to Paris 05:30 WED (b00g27dk)

Nick Warburton - The Toad Squad 07:00 SAT (b0076k00)

Nick Warburton - The Toad Squad 17:00 SAT (b0076k00)

Nick Warburton - The Toad Squad 05:00 SUN (b0076k00)

No Commitments 17:00 WED (b037wxhs)

No Commitments 05:00 THU (b037wxhs)

North East of Eden 07:00 WED (b01f9t2c)

North East of Eden 17:30 WED (b01f9t2c)

North East of Eden 05:30 THU (b01f9t2c)

One Way to Necropolis 07:30 SAT (b00y35ys)

Paul Sinha's Citizenship Test 09:00 MON (b037vlck)

Paul Sinha's Citizenship Test 22:30 MON (b037vlck)

Paul Sinha's Citizenship Test 02:00 TUE (b037vlck)

Paul Theroux - Dark Star Safari 14:30 MON (b007jyp5)

Paul Theroux - Dark Star Safari 14:30 TUE (b007w429)

Paul Theroux - Dark Star Safari 14:30 WED (b007w4h4)

Paul Theroux - Dark Star Safari 14:30 THU (b007w2pr)

Paul Theroux - Dark Star Safari 14:30 FRI (b007w3f2)

Richard Tyrone Jones's Big Heart 17:30 SAT (b037gt60)

Richard Tyrone Jones's Big Heart 05:30 SUN (b037gt60)

Ring Around the Bath 17:00 THU (b00ttmvh)

Ring Around the Bath 05:00 FRI (b00ttmvh)

Robert Harris - Selling Hitler 01:30 SAT (b01dld10)

Robert Harris - Selling Hitler 06:30 MON (b01dtjps)

Robert Harris - Selling Hitler 13:30 MON (b01dtjps)

Robert Harris - Selling Hitler 20:30 MON (b01dtjps)

Robert Harris - Selling Hitler 01:30 TUE (b01dtjps)

Robert Harris - Selling Hitler 06:30 TUE (b01dtrh8)

Robert Harris - Selling Hitler 13:30 TUE (b01dtrh8)

Robert Harris - Selling Hitler 20:30 TUE (b01dtrh8)

Robert Harris - Selling Hitler 01:30 WED (b01dtrh8)

Robert Harris - Selling Hitler 06:30 WED (b01dtvgm)

Robert Harris - Selling Hitler 13:30 WED (b01dtvgm)

Robert Harris - Selling Hitler 20:30 WED (b01dtvgm)

Robert Harris - Selling Hitler 01:30 THU (b01dtvgm)

Rose Tremain 06:00 SAT (b0075nk4)

Rose Tremain 16:00 SAT (b0075nk4)

Rose Tremain 04:00 SUN (b0075nk4)

Ross Noble Goes Global 22:55 FRI (b01dbgvs)

Round the Horne 08:00 MON (b00lrv62)

Round the Horne 12:00 MON (b00lrv62)

Round the Horne 19:00 MON (b00lrv62)

Ruth Rendell Stories 06:30 FRI (b00b65bw)

Ruth Rendell Stories 13:30 FRI (b00b65bw)

Ruth Rendell Stories 20:30 FRI (b00b65bw)

Says on the Tin 09:30 WED (b00h62pp)

Says on the Tin 02:30 THU (b00h62pp)

Short Stories by John McGahern 10:45 SUN (b00p84px)

Short Stories by John McGahern 21:45 SUN (b00p84px)

Short Stories by John McGahern 01:45 MON (b00p84px)

Spending My Inheritance 02:30 SAT (b00g2xfz)

Steptoe and Son 08:00 FRI (b00rlb08)

Steptoe and Son 12:00 FRI (b00rlb08)

Steptoe and Son 19:00 FRI (b00rlb08)

Steven Appleby's Normal Life 23:45 TUE (b00snqqs)

Take It From Here 14:30 SAT (b01f9slt)

Take It From Here 08:30 THU (b01fhp18)

Take It From Here 12:30 THU (b01fhp18)

Take It From Here 19:30 THU (b01fhp18)

Terry Pratchett 00:00 SAT (b00r2hhf)

Terry Pratchett 18:00 MON (b00r67jz)

Terry Pratchett 00:00 TUE (b00r67jz)

Terry Pratchett 18:00 TUE (b00rd4w1)

Terry Pratchett 00:00 WED (b00rd4w1)

Terry Pratchett 18:00 WED (b00rkm9p)

Terry Pratchett 00:00 THU (b00rkm9p)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 MON (b037vmx0)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 TUE (b037vzz5)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 WED (b037wxn2)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 THU (b037xjvs)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 FRI (b037xpkw)

The Brig Society 07:30 WED (b037jbtz)

The Brig Society 22:00 WED (b037jbtz)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 SUN (b037zv5z)

The Comedy Club at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 22:15 FRI (b037xr34)

The Comedy Club at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 22:50 FRI (b037xr6z)

The Comedy Club at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 23:25 FRI (b037xr71)

The Fanthorpe Investigations 18:25 SAT (b038bfcn)

The Fanthorpe Investigations 00:25 SUN (b038bfcn)

The Female Ghost 18:30 SAT (b00njx8j)

The Female Ghost 00:30 SUN (b00njx8j)

The Frankie Howerd Variety Show 08:00 SAT (b007jr6r)

The Frankie Howerd Variety Show 15:00 SAT (b007jr6r)

The Frankie Howerd Variety Show 01:00 SUN (b007jr6r)

The Goon Show 08:00 TUE (b007jlsh)

The Goon Show 12:00 TUE (b007jlsh)

The Goon Show 19:00 TUE (b007jlsh)

The Greengrocer's Apostrophe 11:00 THU (b01gnp5m)

The Greengrocer's Apostrophe 04:00 FRI (b01gnp5m)

The Greengrocer's Apostrophe 11:00 FRI (b01gnp4v)

The Greengrocer's Apostrophe 21:00 FRI (b01gnp4v)

The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson 18:30 TUE (b007x08g)

The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson 00:30 WED (b007x08g)

The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson 18:30 WED (b007wznx)

The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson 00:30 THU (b007wznx)

The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson 18:30 THU (b007www2)

The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson 00:30 FRI (b007www2)

The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson 18:30 FRI (b007wxhs)

The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries 23:00 SAT (b0084rlw)

The Maltby Collection 23:00 SUN (b00xn9fp)

The Mel and Sue Thing 23:00 WED (b0076b0y)

The Men from the Ministry 08:30 SUN (b0124y9s)

The Men from the Ministry 15:30 SUN (b0124y9s)

The Men from the Ministry 20:30 SUN (b0124y9s)

The Michael Bentine Show 08:30 FRI (b00l2mcj)

The Michael Bentine Show 12:30 FRI (b00l2mcj)

The Michael Bentine Show 19:30 FRI (b00l2mcj)

The Mitch Benn Music Show 07:00 THU (b00b5tc3)

The Mitch Benn Music Show 17:30 THU (b00b5tc3)

The Mitch Benn Music Show 05:30 FRI (b00b5tc3)

The News Quiz Extra 23:00 MON (b037vnlg)

The News Quiz Extra 09:00 TUE (b037vnlg)

The News Quiz Extra 02:00 WED (b037vnlg)

The People of the British Museum 07:15 SUN (b009nlxx)

The People of the British Museum 13:15 SUN (b009nlxx)

The Right Time 05:30 SAT (b00c0btz)

The Right Time 07:00 FRI (b00c34ks)

The Right Time 17:30 FRI (b00c34ks)

The Scarifyers 18:00 SAT (b00hv5wb)

The Scarifyers 00:00 SUN (b00hv5wb)

The Skivers 23:30 THU (b0080rd1)

The Wilson Dixon Line 23:00 THU (b00kdnj9)

Tove Jansson - The Summer Book 11:15 TUE (b007jw2l)

Tove Jansson - The Summer Book 04:15 WED (b007jw2l)

Travelling Light 09:00 SUN (b037sj08)

Travelling Light 17:00 SUN (b037sj08)

Travelling Light 05:00 MON (b037sj08)

Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? 08:30 TUE (b007jrgc)

Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? 12:30 TUE (b007jrgc)

Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? 19:30 TUE (b007jrgc)

Where Did It All Go Wrong? 22:00 FRI (b0076gmh)