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SATURDAY 24 AUGUST 2013

SAT 00:00 Terry Pratchett (b007k1c1)
Mort

Episode 3

Death has fun in the real world, leaving his daughter Ysabell and Mort in charge of the life-collecting business.

The fourth of Terry's Pratchett's comic fantasy stories set on Discworld.

Narrated by Anton Lesser.

Mort ...... Carl Prekopp
Death ...... Geoffrey Whitehead
Albert ...... Phillip Jackson
Ysabell ...... Clare Corbett
Princess Keli ...... Alice Hart
Cutwell ...... Adam Godley
Keeble ...... Philip Fox
Landlord ...... Jon Glover

Dramatised by Robin Brooks.

Director: Claire Grove

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2004.


SAT 00:30 Oscar Wilde (b008lz2g)
The Canterville Ghost

Episode 3

Troublesome ghost of a dead nobleman, Sir Simon is determined to oust the Otis family from his ancestral home. So his hauntings are becoming more and more elaborate...

First published in 1887, Oscar Wilde's novella is concluded by Alistair McGowan.

Producer: Gemma Jenkins.

Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in December 2007.


SAT 01:00 Agatha Raisin (b011tz3y)
Series 3

The Green-Eyed Monster

A murder at the hotel disco has forced the warring Agatha and James to co-habit. But will they be able to solve this sudden death before they end up killing each other?

Starring Penelope Keith as Agatha Raisin, Malcolm Sinclair as James Lacey, Caroline Harker as Olivia and George Layton as Sam.

Dramatised by David Semple from the novel by MC Beaton

Producer Carol Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2006.


SAT 01:30 Inspector Resnick (b00mfhvb)
Wasted Years

Episode 10

Deadly conclusions to the crimes separated by decades. Phillip Jackson reads the final part of John Harvey's thriller.


SAT 02:00 King Street Junior (b007jnr3)
Series 10

Target Practice

"You miss one target, you hit another!" School assessments and a jumble sale are looming.

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

Written by Paul Copley.

Stars Karl Howman as Mr Sims, James Grout as the Headmaster, 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, Jacqueline Beatty as Miss Reed, Jodie Beth Meyer as Anita, Jamie Hall as Sean and Matt Sergeant as Alan.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1998.


SAT 02:30 Electric Ink (b011kvmn)
Series 1

Episode 3

Editor Oliver wants Terry from Tottenham, as 'street boy' Freddy inadvertently breaks a top story in the Treasury.

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.


SAT 03:00 John Buchan - The 39 Steps (b00lbnys)
1. The Milkman Sets Out on His Travels

A man is murdered in Richard Hannay's London flat.

So he goes on the run pursued by the police - and a gang of German spies intent on recovering a secret notebook which could destroy the British naval fleet...

David Robb and Tom Baker star in John Buchan's ever-popular spy-thriller.

First published in 1915 and dramatised in two parts by Bert Coules.

Hannay ...... David Robb
Bullivant ...... Tom Baker
Scudder ...... William Hope
Hawk ...... Struan Rodger
Charlotte ...... Tracy Wiles
Johnners ...... Phillip Joseph
Jopley ...... Thomas Arnold
Chairman ...... Gordon Reid
Crofter ...... Kenny Blyth

Producer: Bruce Young

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2001.


SAT 04:00 Gillian Tindall - The Great Eastern Adventure (b038qbkn)
Aunt Susie and Uncle Trevor's long-planned trip proved momentous, but does not go at all according to plan. Read by Jean Rogers. From July 1996.


SAT 04:15 Matthew Dunster - Depth of Field (b007636p)
18-year-old Michael is obsessed with crisps and heavy metal group Nirvana. He also has a mild form of autism known as Asperger syndrome.

Matthew Dunster's drama explores how Michael copes with unexpected events in his life, like his best friend Jilly's pregnancy - and family deceit.

Stars Lee Ingleby as Michael, Elizabeth Spriggs as Grandma, Marsha Thomason as Jilly, Nicky Evans as Stuart, Barbara Marten as Irene, Russell Dixon as David and Robert Pickavance as Jack.

With our thanks to the National Autistic Society.

Directed at BBC Manchester by Pauline Harris.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.


SAT 05:00 Second Thoughts (b00lbtl2)
Series 4

Short Change

Bill and Faith's dreams of a luxury riverside flat disintegrate thanks to her children Hannah and Joe.

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

Stars James Bolam as Bill, Lynda Bellingham as Faith, Belinda Lang as Liza, Julia Sawalha as Hannah, Mark Denham as Joe, Geoffrey Whitehead as Richard, Brian Bowles as Dennis and David Learner as Clayton.

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

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

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1992.


SAT 05:30 The Right Time (b00cb3bx)
Series 3

Episode 6

Star Trek shock, love cheats - and digging deep.

The sketch comedy for people growing older disgracefully.

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

Written by Graeme Garden, Mark Brisenden, Mike Barfield, Mike Coleman, Bob Sinfield, Chris Thompson & Pete Reynolds, Colin Bostock-Smith and Simon Roberts.

Script Editor: Ged Parsons.

Music by Ronnie & The Rex and Neil Innes.

Producer: Claire Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2003.


SAT 06:00 Shelagh Stephenson - The Memory of Water (b0076z7r)
4 Extra Debut. Ahead of their mother's funeral, three sisters tackle unresolved childhood conflicts and blurred memories. Stars Linda Bassett, Lesley Manville, Elizabeth Berrington.


SAT 07:30 Andrew McGibbon - I Was Morrissey's Drummer (b0076v4s)
4 Extra Debut. Comic and author Andrew McGibbon charts his on-off percussive relationship with The Smiths' former frontman. Contributors include Suggs. From October 2005.


SAT 08:00 When Doddy Met Ricky (b00bqm6r)
Tattyfilarious king of comedy Ken Dodd chats to actor Ricky Tomlinson about his life and times. Recorded at Liverpool's Royal Academy of Arts. From May 2008.


SAT 09:00 4 Extra at the British Seaside (b038xhc6)
Seaside entertainer Tony Lidington takes a trip to Brighton for BBC Radio 4 Extra and reflects how this city has inspired a wealth of seaside memories captured in the BBC Sound Archive.

Tony came to Brighton in the eighties as a student and set up his own Pierrot Troupe The Pierroters named after the rotting West Pier which was the subject of a Kaleidoscope feature made in 1995.

There are first hand memories of what it was like to go on a seaside holiday between the wars in 1984 programme called ‘Sand Between the Toes'.

Tony meets Max Tyler an expert on the Fol De Rols and he and Tony hear them perform in an extraordinary piece of archive from 1937 when four of the shows hundreds of miles apart were brought together live by the magic of wireless.

There are also insights into Brighton's very own Cheeky Chappie as Tony visits a Fish and Chip Shop in Brighton where the Max Miller Society has set up a museum.

‘Casting Shadows' a wonderfully evocative play by Mark Burgess conjures up an imaginary meeting between the actor Laurence Oliver, playwright Terence Rattigan and Brighton's famous seaside entertainer, Max Miller. Roy Hudd headlines as Miller.

Gavin Henderson president of the National Piers Society reveals that seaside Piers were initially places of sophistication, almost the arts centres of their day, and Rachel Clark of the West Pier Trust looks to the future and the plans to create a new vertical Pier on Brighton seafront.

Tony celebrates the Great Days of the West Pier in his 1995 Archive Hour ‘Oh What a Lovely Pier!' with contributions from among others the late Corin Redgrave.

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by Pier Productions


SAT 12:00 The One About the Social Worker (b038xk3c)
Claire Skinner stars in Martin Jameson's thriller about a social worker suspended after a national scandal, who finds herself targeted by an ex-client with a shocking request.


SAT 13:15 The Charm Factory (b0075cnb)
Series 1

Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes

It's September 1953, and Irene has a shot at stardom, but first she must break up with Eric. Sue Teddern's drama stars Dinah Sheridan.


SAT 14:00 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b0100lqz)
Series 7

Episode 1

Dave the Rave shares all the gossip from this diary and Professor Prune dons his electrical time trousers.

Starring:

Tim Brooke-Taylor
John Cleese
Graeme Garden
David Hatch
Jo Kendall
Bill Oddie

Sketches 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, Dave Lee, Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie.

Producer: David Hatch / Peter Titheradge

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 2 in January 1969.


SAT 14:30 Hello Cheeky (b0124yrn)
From 21/04/1973

The Sexiest Man Called Nicholas Parsons competition and the man who thinks he's a plum...

Pun-tastic fast-moving comedy sketch series written by and starring John Junkin, Barry Cryer and Tim Brooke-Taylor.

With musical accompaniment from the Denis King Trio.

Producer: David Hatch

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1973.


SAT 15:00 When Doddy Met Ricky (b00bqm6r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SAT 16:00 Shelagh Stephenson - The Memory of Water (b0076z7r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 Jo Caulfield's Speakeasy (b038bpz9)
Episode 3

Comedian Jo Caulfield invites authors, comedians and actors to tell true stories from their lives. The results are revealing, hilarious and hugely entertaining. The performers are all recorded live at the historic Scottish Story Telling centre in Edinburgh.

Among the stories this week Owen O'Neill remembers an embarrassing trip to the confessional booth, Sanjeev Kohli has a festive poem, young comedian Gareth Waugh shares his attempt at finding love and Lucy Porter explains how hard it is to make friends.

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


SAT 18:00 The Scarifyers (b00j59gd)
For King and Country

Episode 4

With Lionheart captured by Cromwell's skeleton army, can Dunning save the King's coronation? Stars Terry Molloy.


SAT 18:25 The Fanthorpe Investigations (b038xly1)
The Green Children of Woolpit

Priest and paranormal investigator Lionel Fanthorpe probes the legend of two green children appearing in a village. From 2013.


SAT 18:30 Alex Jones - Lightbulbs (b038xn76)
Steve returns from abroad after a year away to discover there's something nasty in the shed...

Alex Jones's tale of the supernatural starring Terry Molloy.

Steve .... David Holt
Joan...... Jillie Meers
Bill..... Terry Molloy
Karen... Lorna Laidlaw
Aunt Dot...Joyce Gibbs
Mrs Stanley....Sunny Ormonde
Vicar....Richard Curnow
Felicity... Mia Busby

Music by Alex Jones.

Producer: Sue Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1995.


SAT 19:00 4 Extra at the British Seaside (b038xhc6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 4 Extra Stands Up (b038xn7b)
4 Extra Stands Up

At the Edinburgh Festival

Host Daniel Sloss presents some of the best and brightest comedians from 2013's Edinburgh Fringe Festival:

* Kai Humphries shares some of his northern observations
* Ronny Chieng defends the Chinese
* Eric Lampaert wonders about Wally
* John Moloney reveals all about his cat
* Vikki Stone sings a rude song about her favourite scientist.

Producer: Richard Melvin

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by Dabster Productions.


SAT 23:00 Saturday Drama (b00cmhsd)
Rebus: Black and Blue

Episode 2

SATURDAY PLAY: REBUS - BLACK & BLUE

BY IAN RANKIN, DRAMATISED BY CHRIS DOLAN. 2/2.

WHEN REBUS INVESTIGATES THE DEATH OF AN OIL WORKER HE BECOMES A SUSPECT IN THE POLICE HUNT FOR THE SERIAL KILLER KNOWN AS JOHNNY BIBLE. UNDETERRED, REBUS PURSUES BOTH MURDER INVESTIGATIONS BUT HE SOON BEGINS TO FEAR THAT THE MAN RESPONSIBLE FOR A SERIES OF UNSOLVED MURDERS IN THE 1960S IS ALSO TRACKING HIS ENQUIRIES.

PRODUCER/DIRECTOR: BRUCE YOUNG.



SUNDAY 25 AUGUST 2013

SUN 00:00 The Scarifyers (b00j59gd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 00:25 The Fanthorpe Investigations (b038xly1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:25 on Saturday]


SUN 00:30 Alex Jones - Lightbulbs (b038xn76)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 When Doddy Met Ricky (b00bqm6r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:00 The One About the Social Worker (b038xk3c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 on Saturday]


SUN 03:15 The Charm Factory (b0075cnb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:15 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 Shelagh Stephenson - The Memory of Water (b0076z7r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 Jo Caulfield's Speakeasy (b038bpz9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 ME Braddon - Lady Audley's Secret (Omnibus) (b038xp87)
Episode 1

The glittering world of Lucy Graham, who gains all the wealth she desires through her marriage to the devoted Sir Michael Audley.

Her maid Phoebe watches with envy as Lucy delights in the glories of her new life...

Mary Elizabeth Braddon's novel was first published in 1862.

Omnibus of the first of five of ten-parts dramatised by Theresa Heskins.

Mary Braddon.....Hattie Morahan
Lucy, Lady Audley..... Charlotte Emmerson
Sir Michael Audley..... Sam Dale
Phoebe Marks..... Lizzy Watts
Luke Marks..... Benjamin Askew
Robert Audley..... Alex Wyndham
George Talboys..... Joseph Kloska
Alicia Audley..... Perdita Weeks
Lieutenant Maldon..... Jonathan Tafler

Directed by Julie Beckett and Fiona Kelcher.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2009.


SUN 07:15 The People of the British Museum (b009prl1)
Treasure and Healing

Danny Danziger visits the coin and medal collections, with a Swedish coin the size of a tea-tray and millions of art prints.


SUN 07:30 Ed Reardon's Week (b00f6p8q)
Series 5

The Great Escape

Comedy series by Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds.

Ed finds himself in gainful employment writing for a local lifestyle magazine when everyone at the agency goes on holiday. There may even be a romantic holiday on the horizon for him.

Ed Reardon ...... Christopher Douglas
Olive ...... Stephanie Cole
Carol ...... Rebecca Front
Aussie ...... Lewis MacLeod
Pearl ...... Rita May
Ping ...... Barunka O'Shaughnessy
Check-in woman ...... Nicola Sanderson
Stan ...... Geoffrey Whitehead.


SUN 08:00 ITMA - It's That Man Again (b00lmdj9)
Victory Edition 10/05/1945

Tommy Handley's gang celebrate victory in Europe, as broadcast on 10th May 1945. With the BBC Augmented Variety Orchestra.


SUN 08:30 The Men from the Ministry (b012n3rv)
Taking Leave of Their Census

The bungling bureaucrats are sent to Cornwall where some dodgy villagers are up to no good...

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

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

Written by Edward Taylor and John Graham.

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

Producer: Edward Taylor.

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 4 in August 1972.


SUN 09:00 Travelling Light (b038xpjr)
Ecky's Story

In the thrilling climax, the brave teenagers fight to prevent a murderous outrage. Stars Ross Livingstone and Robert Glenister.


SUN 09:30 LM Montgomery - Anne of Green Gables (b00rxdzc)
Episode 4

Anne has a very bad hair day and resolves never to be romantic again. LM Montgomery's adventure stars Barbara Barnes, Ann Beach and Sean Baker.


SUN 10:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b038xpm5)
Edinburgh Winners

Steve Coogan

From Siouxsie to the Smiths. Comedian and actor Steve Coogan shares his castaway choices with Kirsty Young. From October 2009.


SUN 10:45 Short Stories by John McGahern (b00nvyzb)
The Stoat

A man compares a stoat's steadfast quest for a rabbit to a shy woman's pursuit of his hopeless father. Read by Sean McGinley.


SUN 11:00 Robb Wilton: I Should Say So (b038xq1y)
Series 2

The Job

Robb Wilton (1881 - 1957) was one of the most popular music hall and radio comics of the 1930s and 1940s.

Famed as an all-round pessimist - what would he have made of 1980s Britain: can he manage to find work?

Michael Williams stars as Robb Wilton - making as little sense out of life as he did 40 years before...

Written by Allen Saddler.

Producer: Brian Miller

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1988.


SUN 11:15 Ambridge Extra (b038xqs7)
Series 5 - Omnibus

Episode 8

Matt makes a date with Tatyana, while Brenda feels sidelined.


SUN 11:45 Great Inspirations (b00b5qw0)
Lord Hattersley

The former Labour deputy leader talks to Anne Perkins about his admiration for socialist thinker RH Tawney's vision of equality.


SUN 12:00 ME Braddon - Lady Audley's Secret (Omnibus) (b038xp87)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SUN 13:15 The People of the British Museum (b009prl1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today]


SUN 13:30 Hercule Poirot (b00dcs9p)
After the Funeral

Wealthy businessman Richard Abernethie is dead. His sister thinks it was murder. Agatha Christie whodunit starring John Moffat.


SUN 15:00 ITMA - It's That Man Again (b00lmdj9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 15:30 The Men from the Ministry (b012n3rv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 16:00 Mel's Mix: The Best of The 4 O'Clock Show (b038xr0s)
Mel Giedroyc presents the best of The 4 O'Clock Show. This week we've been to the Edinburgh International Book Festival with some favourite authors, and celebrated the USA.


SUN 17:00 Travelling Light (b038xpjr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SUN 17:30 LM Montgomery - Anne of Green Gables (b00rxdzc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


SUN 18:00 Bradbury 13 (b012kx00)
Dark They Were and Golden Eyed

The Bittering family aim to make the best of life on Mars. Ray Bradbury's tale of alienation stars Bryce Chamberlain.


SUN 18:30 Report On The Barnhouse Effect by Kurt Vonnegut (b0085hqx)
Professor Barnhouse discovers a way of channelling his mind to control the forces of nature.

The phenomenon becomes known as the "Barnhouse Effect". The academic sees his skill as a marvellous opportunity to secure world peace. However, the American government has other ideas...

Stuart Milligan reads Kurt Vonnegut's first short story published in 1950.

Abridged and produced by Gemma Jenkins.

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in November 2007.


SUN 19:00 Robb Wilton: I Should Say So (b038xq1y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 19:15 Ambridge Extra (b038xqs7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


SUN 19:45 Great Inspirations (b00b5qw0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:45 today]


SUN 20:00 ITMA - It's That Man Again (b00lmdj9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 20:30 The Men from the Ministry (b012n3rv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b038xpm5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


SUN 21:45 Short Stories by John McGahern (b00nvyzb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today]


SUN 22:00 Ed Reardon's Week (b00f6p8q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 22:30 The Comedy Club at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe (b038xr7l)
2013

Episode 16

Tom Wrigglesworth discusses computerised comedy with Owen Niblock and the Gig-A-Tron 5000.


SUN 22:35 Ivor Cutler - A Wet Handle (b00ctkty)
Episode 5

Grass seed, mud and digging ditches.

Songs, stories and poems from humourist Ivor Cutler, with Craig Murray-Orr, Alison O'Kill, Dylan Edwards and Beverley Crew.

Producer: Neil Cargill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in June 1997.


SUN 22:50 The Comedy Club at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe (b038xrbr)
2013

Episode 17

The Comedy Club takes Flange Krammer and Chastity Butterworth out on a blind date.


SUN 22:55 The Maltby Collection (b00y2x2m)
Series 2

Episode 6

Love is all around? It is Prunella and Julian's wedding day. Stars Geoffrey Palmer and Julian Rhind-Tutt. From July 2008.


SUN 23:25 The Comedy Club at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe (b038xrbt)
2013

Episode 18

We've taken the BalhamBot too far and someone needs to stop it. Enter David Trent.


SUN 23:30 Dave Podmore (b007tm7h)
Dave Podmore's World of Cricket

Episode 4

The star player joins a host of Z-list celebrities on a charity walk for mauled dog, Shep.

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 26 AUGUST 2013

MON 00:00 Bradbury 13 (b012kx00)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 00:30 Report On The Barnhouse Effect by Kurt Vonnegut (b0085hqx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b038xpm5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


MON 01:45 Short Stories by John McGahern (b00nvyzb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]


MON 02:00 Robb Wilton: I Should Say So (b038xq1y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:15 Ambridge Extra (b038xqs7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Sunday]


MON 02:45 Great Inspirations (b00b5qw0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:45 on Sunday]


MON 03:00 ITMA - It's That Man Again (b00lmdj9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Sunday]


MON 03:30 Hercule Poirot (b00dcs9p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:30 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Travelling Light (b038xpjr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 LM Montgomery - Anne of Green Gables (b00rxdzc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 Agatha Raisin (b011vf01)
Series 3

The Fairies of Fryfam

Hurt by James once too often, Agatha takes a trip to the Cornish village of Fryfam, but is soon disturbed by some strange lights at the bottom of her garden.

Starring Penelope Keith as Agatha Raisin, Malcolm Sinclair as James Lacey, Liza Sadovy as Mrs Bloxby and Rebecca Saire as Lucy Danvers.

Dramatised by David Semple from the novel by MC Beaton

Producer Carol Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2006.


MON 06:30 The Tales of Max Carrados (b016vlc5)
The Coin of Dionysius

Is an old coin real - or a clever fake? An old friend, Louis Carlyle approaches suave sleuth Max Carrados for help. Read by Arthur Darvill ( who played companion Rory Williams to the 11th Doctor Who, Matt Smith).

What Louis doesn't know, is that due to an accident, Max is now blind. But that doesn't stop him from proving, in some style, just how formidable an amateur private detective he could become.

Max Carrados first featured in a series of mystery books in 1914. Carrados also shared top billing alongside Sherlock Holmes in 'The Strand Magazine". The character often boasts how much his blindness means his other senses are heightened.

Ernest Bramah excelled in his detailed writing and uncovering of clues. The beneficiary of a large inheritance from an American relative, Carrados is foremost a gentleman who undertakes sleuthing only as an avocation. Though equipped with a keen observer in the perfect manservant Parkinson, Carrados doesn't just sit around deducing. He makes his own observations with ears, nose and fingertips.

Abridged by Paul Kent.

Producer: Neil Gardner

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by Ladbroke Radio Productions and first broadcast in 2011.


MON 07:00 Double Income, No Kids Yet (b007wznq)
Series 2

Episode 1

After yet another late night on the tiles, Lucy decides it is time for them to shape up and get fit.

But having managed to drag Daniel along with her to gym, how can she then persuade him to leave?

Starring David Tennant and Elizabeth Carling.

The return of David Spicer's comedy drama about modern life and parenthood, as seen through the eyes of two 30-something non-parents.

Daniel ....... David Tennant
Lucy ....... Elizabeth Carling
Katie ....... Samantha Spiro
Andy ....... Tony Gardner

Producer: Liz Anstee

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2002.


MON 07:30 Just a Minute (b038c0fb)
Series 67

Episode 2

Paul Merton, Greg Proops, Joe Lycett and Sue Perkins play the devious linguistic game at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.


MON 08:00 Round the Horne (b00m1d2k)
Series 3

Episode 8

Kenneth Horne's all at sea, and drops into the Bona Nature Clinic for advice from homeopathic practitioners Julian and Sandy. Plus Rambling Syd Rumpo sings 'The Highland Lament'

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 April 1967.


MON 08:30 Ray's a Laugh (b01hl2g5)
From 25/10/1949

Ted's horoscope is astoundingly accurate and George tries to solve a mystery.

Starring Ted Ray.

With Kitty Bluett, Peter Sellers, Patricia Hayes, Fred Yule and Leslie Perrins.

Ray's A Laugh - the successor to ITMA - follows the comedy exploits of Ted's life at home with his 'radio' wife Kitty, as well as in a variety of jobs. It ran from 1949-1961.

Scripted by Eddie Maguire and Ted Ray.

Music from Bob & Alf Pearson and The Beaux and The Belles.

BBC Dance Orchestra conducted by Stanley Black.

Producer: George Inns

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in October 1949.


MON 09:00 Paul Sinha's Citizenship Test (b038zf13)
Episode 4

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 this final episode of the four-part series, he looks who and what Britons consider to be "great", and social cohesion - from what you need to know about weddings and marriage to the 2011 summer riots.

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, with a dash of the patriotism that has seen him banned from the bar at the United Nations.

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


MON 09:30 Cabin Pressure (b00chy5c)
Series 1

Cremona

Sitcom about the pilots of a tiny charter airline for whom no job is too small, but many, many jobs are too difficult.

Arthur is struck dumb when a film star joins the flight, and Douglas has to disguise 30 knights of Camelot in a hurry.

Carolyn Knapp-Shappey ...... Stephanie Cole
1st Officer Douglas Richardson ...... Roger Allam
Captain Martin Crieff ...... Benedict Cumberbatch
Arthur Shappey ...... John Finnemore
Hester Macaulay ...... Helen Baxendale
Percival ...... Rufus Jones
Gawain ...... Robert Harley
Lancelot ...... Ali Amadi

Written by John Finnemore

Produced & directed by David Tyler

A Pozzitive production for the BBC

www.pozzitive.co.uk


MON 10:00 John Buchan - The 39 Steps (b00lbtl4)
2. The Coming of the Black Stone

A gang of German spies is hot in pursuit of Richard Hannay and a notebook which contains the secret of the 39 steps.

Hannay must solve the mystery of the steps if he's to save the British naval fleet from certain destruction...

David Robb and Tom Baker star in the conclusion of John Buchan's spy-thriller.

Hannay ...... David Robb
Bullivant ...... Tom Baker
Hawk ...... Struan Rodger
Charlotte ...... Tracy Wiles
Johnners ...... Phillip Joseph
Jopley ...... Thomas Arnold
Chairman ...... Gordon Reid
Sir Harry ...... Stuart McQuarrie

Dramatised by Bert Coules.

Producer: Bruce Young

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2001.


MON 11:00 Shorts (b00gd25d)
Series 9

The Astronaut

By Jason Donald: A lethargic jobseeker spies an opportunity to be a hero for once. Read by Iain Robertson.


MON 11:15 Loose Ends (b038x1lv)
Danny Wallace, Will Young, Paul Daniels, Laura Wilson, Miranda Sawyer, Nadine Shah, Jeffrey Lewis and The Rain

Danny talks All That Jazz with singer, actor and Pop Idol Will Young, who's about to make his West End debut and tour the UK as the Emcee in hit musical 'Cabaret'. Set in Berlin's seedy Kit Kat Klub in 1931, nineteen year old cabaret performer Sally Bowles romances two men while the Nazi Party rises to power around them. 'Cabaret' is on tour from 28th August to Sunday 8th December.

Miranda Sawyer talks to alt-folk chanteuse Nadine Shah, who, following the release of her debut album 'Love Your Dum And Mad', has been described as the imagined union of PJ Harvey and Nick Cave. Nadine performs 'Runaway' in the studio.

Danny tells A Thousand Lies to crime-writer Laura Wilson, whose new book 'The Riot' is set in 1958 in London's Notting Hill, where DI Stratton has just been posted. Stratton's new manor is dirt poor and rife with racial tension and is soon to be the scene of the worst racial violence England has ever known. 'The Riot' is published by Quercus on 29th August.

Miranda also talks to anti-folk singer songwriter and comic book artist Jeffrey Lewis. He tells her about his music, art and an illustration he did for the book 'Let's Start A Pussy Riot'. Jeffrey and his band The Rain perform 'WWPRD' from their EP of the same name.

Danny pulls a rabbit out of a hat with Paul Daniels, who's packing up his box of tricks for his magically mammoth national 'first farewell' tour. Paul's new show is full of his old favourite magic tricks and a number of new tricks never performed in public before. Abracadabra! 'Paul Daniels: The First Farewell Tour - From Legend To Leg End!' starts on 6th September until 23rd December.

Producer: Sukey Firth.


MON 12:00 Round the Horne (b00m1d2k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 Ray's a Laugh (b01hl2g5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 Agatha Raisin (b011vf01)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 The Tales of Max Carrados (b016vlc5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 15 Minute Drama (b00jwy1q)
ME Braddon - Lady Audley's Secret

Episode 6

Dramatisation of the classic Victorian thriller by Mary Elizabeth Braddon.

Robert Audley gets closer to the truth in his quest to uncover Lady Audley's secret. Everything begins to fall into place as he questions Lucy Audley's first employers and, at last, he uncovers a vital clue.

Mary Braddon ...... Hattie Morahan
Robert Audley ...... Alex Wyndham
Mr Dawson ...... Paul Rider
Mrs Vincent ...... Charlotte West-Oram
Tonks ...... Deborah McAndrew
Phoebe Marks ...... Lizzy Watts
Luke Marks ...... Benjamin Askew

Directed by Julie Beckett and Fiona Kelcher.


MON 14:15 On Your Bike (b00yfq5h)
Politics, Liberation and Emancipation

Cycling, suffragettes and socialism, the new political pioneers of the open road as freedom of movement brings political freedom and the ability to campaign for your cause.

Presenter: Martin Ellis

Producer: Simon Evans
A Pier Production for BBC Radio 4.


MON 14:30 Dirk Bogarde - Jericho (b008pbwk)
Episode 1

William Caldicott receives a key from his brother James and heads to Provence, where a mystery begins. Read by the author.


MON 14:45 Book of the Week (b00j72t9)
Emma Kennedy - The Tent, the Bucket and Me

Episode 1

Emma Kennedy reads her account of family camping holidays from her childhood in the 1970s.

In 1970, three-year-old Emma and her parents Brenda and Tony took their first family holiday. It featured a tent, a bucket and an awful lot of Welsh rain.


MON 15:00 John Buchan - The 39 Steps (b00lbtl4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b038zggx)
Mel Giedroyc presents a special concert from the BBC Proms, as the London Sinfonia perform a musical version of the Oliver Jeffers story Lost and Found.


MON 17:00 The Little World of Don Camillo (b00tr28b)
Series 3

The Stuff from America

The priest hands out food aid, but it's soon the focus for political violence. Stars Joss Ackland and Ian Hogg. From March 2003.


MON 17:30 Double Income, No Kids Yet (b007wznq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 18:00 Terry Pratchett (b007k1l2)
Mort

Episode 4

Death has disappeared, leaving his apprentice Mort, his daughter Ysabell and Albert the cook to carry on the life-collecting operation.

The conclusion of Terry's Pratchett's comic fantasy set on Discworld.

Narrated by Anton Lesser.

and Jon Glover as the Duke.

Mort ...... Carl Prekopp
Death ...... Geoffrey Whitehead
Albert ...... Phillip Jackson
Ysabell ...... Clare Corbett
Princess Keli ...... Alice Hart
Cutwell ...... Adam Godley
Rincewind ...... Philip Fox
Duke ...... Jon Glover

Dramatised by Robin Brooks.

Director: Claire Grove

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2004.


MON 18:30 The Lunar Effect (b007k1d8)
The Cycle

Under a full moon, a young woman deals with two tormentors by unexpected means. Michelle Gomez reads John Connolly's tale.

How often have you done something which seemed out of character only to discover that a full moon fell on that day or week? Five stories marking a full moon. When someone or something unexpectedly steps outside of the norm is it just coincidence, or is there really something in The Lunar Effect?

The Cycle, written by John Connolly and read by Michelle Gomez.

On her way home from work on an almost deserted train, a young woman starts to suffer pains that we are led to believe indicate her period is imminent. When two troublemaking youths board the train and there is a subsequent delay, the boys' unwanted attention, the woman's increasing pain and the effect of the full moon result in the demise of her tormentors by unexpected means...


MON 18:45 RL Stevenson - The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (b0081sjk)
Episode 1

A mild-mannered doctor and his monstrous alter-ego. Tim Pigott-Smith reads Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale of a dual personality.

Abridged by Morag Lyall.

The mild-mannered Dr Jekyll has discovered the ultimate drug; one that can turn him into something else. Suddenly, he can unleash his deepest cruelties in the guise of the sinister Mr Hyde. Transforming himself at will, he roams the streets of fog-bound London as his monstrous alter-ego. It seems he is master of his fate. It seems he is in complete control.

But soon he'll discover that his double life comes at a hideous price...

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894), Scottish essayist, poet and author of fiction and travel books, was known especially for his novels of adventure. Stevenson became famous with the romantic adventure story Treasure Island, which appeared in 1883.

Producer: David Jackson Young

First broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland in 1996.


MON 19:00 Round the Horne (b00m1d2k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 Ray's a Laugh (b01hl2g5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 Agatha Raisin (b011vf01)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 The Tales of Max Carrados (b016vlc5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 Shorts (b00gd25d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:15 Loose Ends (b038x1lv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


MON 22:00 Just a Minute (b038c0fb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 Paul Sinha's Citizenship Test (b038zf13)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 23:00 Bremner's One Question Quiz (b038jkx6)
Where Did All the Money Go?

Rory Bremner's new weekly satirical comedy takes one big contemporary question each week and attempts to answer it. Regular panellists Nick Doody, Andy Zaltzman and Kate O'Sullivan are joined this week by Gillian Tett, of the Financial Times and the financial journalist Max Keiser.

Rory's mantra is that it's as important to make sense out of things as it is to make fun of them. He believes only then will people laugh at the truth. This deconstructed "quiz" has only one question each week, because that question is so big, there's no time for anything else: expect a mix of stand-up and sketch combined with investigative satire and incisive interviews with a diverse range of characters who really know what they're talking about.

This week's question: Where Did All The Money Go?

Presenter: Rory Bremner
Producers: Simon Jacobs & Frank Stirling
A Unique Production for BBC Radio 4.


MON 23:30 Absolute Power (b007nf8w)
Series 1

Episode 2

Prentis McCabe - the machiavellian doctors of spin - attempt the impossible.

Can they relaunch The Sun newspaper as the beacon of the pro Euro movement while retaining the newspaper's traditional readership nurtured on a healthy diet of extreme xenophobia?

Mark Tavener's comedy about the two specialists in government and media relations.

Starring Stephen Fry as Charles Prentiss and John Bird as Martin McCabe.

With:
Tony Gardner
Siobhan Hayes
Roger Blake
Neil McCaul

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2000.



TUESDAY 27 AUGUST 2013

TUE 00:00 Terry Pratchett (b007k1l2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 The Lunar Effect (b007k1d8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 00:45 RL Stevenson - The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (b0081sjk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:45 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 Agatha Raisin (b011vf01)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 The Tales of Max Carrados (b016vlc5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 Paul Sinha's Citizenship Test (b038zf13)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 Cabin Pressure (b00chy5c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 John Buchan - The 39 Steps (b00lbtl4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 Shorts (b00gd25d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:15 Loose Ends (b038x1lv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 The Little World of Don Camillo (b00tr28b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 Double Income, No Kids Yet (b007wznq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 Agatha Raisin (b011vhyk)
Series 3

Murder in the Dark

The sleuths investigate the Cornish murder - but, even more of a mystery, can James forgive and forget?

Starring Penelope Keith as Agatha Raisin, Malcolm Sinclair as James Lacey and Liza Sadovy as Mrs Bloxby.

Dramatised by David Semple from the novel by MC Beaton
Producer Carol Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2006.


TUE 06:30 The Tales of Max Carrados (b016ywr3)
The Knight's Cross Signal Problem

After a shocking train disaster, blind amateur private detective, Max Carrados is called upon to uncover the truth. Was the driver at fault, or did the signal-man get it wrong?

As Max investigates, it soon becomes clear to him - if not to his friend Louis Carlyle - that something much more nefarious is going on...

Read by Arthur Darvill.

Max Carrados first featured in a series of mystery books in 1914. Carrados also shared top billing alongside Sherlock Holmes in 'The Strand Magazine". The character often boasts how much his blindness means his other senses are heightened.

Ernest Bramah excelled in his detailed writing and uncovering of clues. The beneficiary of a large inheritance from an American relative, Carrados is foremost a gentleman who undertakes sleuthing only as an avocation. Though equipped with a keen observer in the perfect manservant Parkinson, Carrados doesn't just sit around deducing. He makes his own observations with ears, nose and fingertips.

Abridged by Paul Kent.

Producer: Neil Gardner

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by Ladbroke Radio Productions and first broadcast in 2011.


TUE 07:00 Mr Finchley Goes to Paris (b007k00f)
Episode 4

Edgar and young Robert have been kidnapped - but is it a case of mistaken identity?

CAST

Edgar Finchley .... Richard Griffiths
Lawrence Hume .... Piers Gibbon
Robert Gillespie .... James Cohen
Mr Hammerton .... Nicky Henson
Michel .... Jeffrey Holland
Jerome Giraud .... Simon Roberts
Robert Gillespie .... James Cohen
Marie Peters .... Serena Evans
Jacques .... David Howarth
Baptiste Mignard .... Albert Welling
Madame Mignard .... Jacqueline Tong

Narrated by James Villiers.

Written by Victor Canning and adapted for radio by Andy and Eric Merriman.

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in June 1994.


TUE 07:30 It's Not What You Know (b038c82f)
Series 2

Edinburgh Special

Miles Jupp hosts the panel show that tests how well panellists know those closest to them, in a special show from the Edinburgh Fringe.


TUE 08:00 The Goon Show (b00q9xrg)
Series 5

1985

Winston Seagoon battles the Big Brother Corporation. Can he survive Room 101?

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 Bruce Campbell.

Announcer: Wallace Greenslade

Producer: Peter Eton

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in January 1955.


TUE 08:30 Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (b007k47r)
No Hiding Place

Bob takes Terry to be restyled at the hairdressers.

Starring James Bolam as Terry Collier and Rodney Bewes as Bob Ferris.

With Sheila Fearn, George Layton, Jo Beadle, Brian Godfrey and Donald Gee.

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

Producer: John Browell

Originally lost from the archive, the audio was recovered in a BBC Treasure Hunt.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1975.


TUE 09:00 Bremner's One Question Quiz (b038jkx6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:30 We've Been Here Before (b00fy1g5)
Series 2

Episode 2

Clive Anderson hosts the panel show that pokes fun at events of the past.

The topical historical satirical panel show setting out to prove that there's nothing new under, or in, The Sun.

Gyles Brandreth and Natalie Haynes battle it out against John O'Farrell and Richard Herring.

Producer: Ed Morrish

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2004.


TUE 10:00 John Buchan - Greenmantle (b00tkllp)
November 1915

Agent Richard Hannay is summoned to the War Office to foil evil German plans to create holy war in the East. Stars David Robb.


TUE 11:00 Shorts (b00gd5hq)
Series 9

The Intelligence of Hearts

By Cynthia Rogerson: A gallery attendant muses on love and loneliness whilst on the job. Read by Paul Young.


TUE 11:15 Sherlock Holmes (b007jnfq)
The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Series 1

The Madness of Colonel Warburton

Watson's ex-commanding officer alarms his family due to an interest in spiritualism. Stars Clive Merrison and Andrew Sachs.


TUE 12:00 The Goon Show (b00q9xrg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (b007k47r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 Agatha Raisin (b011vhyk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 The Tales of Max Carrados (b016ywr3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 15 Minute Drama (b00jyjk0)
ME Braddon - Lady Audley's Secret

Episode 7

Dramatisation of the classic Victorian thriller by Mary Elizabeth Braddon.

Robert is determined to find a link between George Talboys's dead wife Helen and his beautiful aunt Lady Audley. His search takes him across the country, where he finds an extremely helpful witness.

Mary Braddon ...... Hattie Morahan
Robert Audley ...... Alex Wyndham
Landlord ...... Paul Rider
Lieutenant Maldon ...... Jonathan Tafler

Directed by Julie Beckett and Fiona Kelcher.


TUE 14:15 Ambridge Extra (b038zmnt)
Series 5

Episode 17

Brenda asks Dmitry about Tatyana. Dmitry explains she's 'head of the family': she keeps an eye on what everyone is doing so he can make decisions. Later Brenda overhears him talking abruptly on the phone to his broker. That afternoon Dmitry asks Brenda to work with him, as a PR officer. Brenda worries about things changing between them.

Matt spots Leon who charms Lilian, giving her his card. Matt's on edge at seeing Leon and asks Lilian when she plans to go back to Ambridge. Lilian's hurt. Later Leon arrives at Lilian's hotel room: he's worried for Matt who looks so worn and thin. Lilian invites him in for tea, then naively witters on about the contract and the phone. When she goes into the bathroom to get changed, Leon finds what he's looking for.

Matt anxiously tells Lilian he needs to talk to her. He demands Lilian gives him the phone. Shocked by his behaviour, Lilian gives him the drawer key. When the phone isn't there Matt despairs, telling Lilian she can't trust any of these people: everything linked to the deal was on that phone.

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

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


TUE 14:30 Dirk Bogarde - Jericho (b008p4xl)
Episode 2

Arriving at James's house in Provence, William looks for clues in his brother's mystery disappearance. Dirk Bogarde reads his adapted mystery novel.


TUE 14:45 Book of the Week (b00j9k37)
Emma Kennedy - The Tent, the Bucket and Me

Episode 2

Emma Kennedy reads her account of family camping holidays from her childhood in the 1970s.

1972 was the year of the trip to Hadrian's Wall and rather a lot of cross-border matrimonial raids, all of which are doomed to end in tears.


TUE 15:00 John Buchan - Greenmantle (b00tkllp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b038znp9)
Sculptor Antony Gormley takes us on a walk around Edinburgh, and Mel explores the life of the humble camel in Oman.


TUE 17:00 For Better or for Worse (b00tw1hm)
Series 3

Episode 3

Crossed wires for Bernard when he overhears his dad talking to a doctor. Stars Su Pollard and Gorden Kaye. From February 1996.


TUE 17:30 Mr Finchley Goes to Paris (b007k00f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 18:00 The Routemasters by Andrew McGibbon (b007jnqx)
1. Taking the Michelangelo

When Bernie catches the wrong London bus, he's transported back to 16th century Rome to thwart two meddling time travellers - and rescue Michelangelo.

Starring Andrew McGibbon as Raymond, Amanda Donohoe as Hilderghast, Karl Minns as the Conductor, Owen Evans as Bernie, Andy Mulligan as Michelangelo, Dan Freedman as Kurzio and Alex Lowe as the interpolator

Written by Andrew McGibbon. Additional material by Rob Colley and Kevin Greening.

Theme by Ozzy Temple and other music by Nick Romero.

Producer: Julian Mayers

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1999.


TUE 18:30 The Lunar Effect (b007k1fd)
The Boy by the Light of the Moon

Back in Morocco and remembering a distant a love affair - a Spaniard meets an odd waiter. David Warner reads Vega Powell's tale.

An older Spanish man returns to the Port of Tangier in Morocco, where memories stir of a love affair that changed his life. At his hotel he is attended by a strange boy, who seems to know about the woman he loved long ago. But when the man tries to find the waiter the next day, he's told he only works there once a month: the boy appears only at the time of the full moon. An exotic Tale of the Unexpected.


TUE 18:45 RL Stevenson - The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (b0081tfy)
Episode 2

Hyde is wanted for murder and disappears. But what is his connection with the respectable Dr Jekyll? Read by Tim Pigott-Smith. From April 1996.


TUE 19:00 The Goon Show (b00q9xrg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (b007k47r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 Agatha Raisin (b011vhyk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 The Tales of Max Carrados (b016ywr3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 Shorts (b00gd5hq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 21:15 Sherlock Holmes (b007jnfq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


TUE 22:00 It's Not What You Know (b038c82f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 The Mark Steel Lecture (b007jv2j)
Series 1

WG Grace

Radical comic Mark Steel profiles the 'first modern celebrity' in English cricketing and Victorian society, WG Grace.

Series of humorous lectures covering historical figures who shaped their era.

With Melanie Hudson and Kim Wall. .

Producer: Phil Clarke

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1999.


TUE 23:00 Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! (b0183rh7)
Series 3

The Advert

The ex-variety star is convinced he can play Malcolm's grandpa in a toffee commercial. Stars Steve Delaney. From January 2008.


TUE 23:30 Sir Ralph Stanza's Letter from Salford (b00767tq)
Series 1

Chips off an Angry Block

The new poet-in-residence is determined to track down his muse, whichever chippy she works in. Stars James Quinn. From May 2002.


TUE 23:45 Steven Appleby's Normal Life (b00swl5g)
Series 2

Normal Truth

Cartoonist Steven boldly tells the truth to end this series.

A less-than-wise career move

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 28 AUGUST 2013

WED 00:00 The Routemasters by Andrew McGibbon (b007jnqx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 The Lunar Effect (b007k1fd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 00:45 RL Stevenson - The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (b0081tfy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:45 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 Agatha Raisin (b011vhyk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 The Tales of Max Carrados (b016ywr3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 Bremner's One Question Quiz (b038jkx6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


WED 02:30 We've Been Here Before (b00fy1g5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 John Buchan - Greenmantle (b00tkllp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 Shorts (b00gd5hq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:15 Sherlock Holmes (b007jnfq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 For Better or for Worse (b00tw1hm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 Mr Finchley Goes to Paris (b007k00f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 Falco (b00qy0lr)
The Iron Hand of Mars

Episode 1

The famous detective of Ancient Rome, Falco is sent to the Barbarian forests of Free Germany - home to a giant bull, raging Celts and a pagan priestess.

Starring Anton Lesser as Marcus Didius Falco, Anna Madely as Helena Justina and Ben Crowe as Petronius.

Dramatised by Mary Cutler.

Directed at BBC Birmingham by Peter Leslie Wild.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2007.


WED 06:30 The Tales of Max Carrados (b016z2cw)
The Tragedy at Brookbend Cottage

Blind amateur sleuth, Max Carrados investigates a dastardly husband's plot to murder his wife.

Out in the London suburbs, mystery piles upon mystery. What does the urgent telegram say? Why is there a metal plate bolted to the floor? Max thinks he knows, but can he halt the deadly machinations?

Read by Arthur Darvill.

Max Carrados first featured in a series of mystery books in 1914. Carrados also shared top billing alongside Sherlock Holmes in 'The Strand Magazine". The character often boasts how much his blindness means his other senses are heightened.

Ernest Bramah excelled in his detailed writing and uncovering of clues. The beneficiary of a large inheritance from an American relative, Carrados is foremost a gentleman who undertakes sleuthing only as an avocation. Though equipped with a keen observer in the perfect manservant Parkinson, Carrados doesn't just sit around deducing. He makes his own observations with ears, nose and fingertips.

Abridged by Paul Kent.

Producer: Neil Gardner

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by Ladbroke Radio Productions and first broadcast in 2011.


WED 07:00 North East of Eden (b01glrp1)
Plague

The annual festival of St Marcus brings a host of tourists to Paradise Island, but a mysterious illness threatens the torchlight parade.

Rebecca Front and Joan Sims stars in Peter Kerry's sitcom about a GP living on a remote island off the coast of Northumbria.

Dr Marcia Hulme …. Rebecca Front
Auntie Annie …. Joan Sims
Hjorst …. Niall Ashdown
Joseph Gates …. James Garbutt
Mrs Peevis …. Jean Southern
William …. Sammy Johnson
Ralph …. Stephen Thirkeld

Producer: Kathy Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1997.


WED 07:30 My Teenage Diary (b038hghc)
Series 5

Ken Livingstone

Another brave celebrity revisits their formative years by opening up their intimate teenage diaries, and reading them out in public for the very first time.

Comedian Rufus Hound is joined by former London Mayor Ken Livingstone. Ken reads from his 1966 diary, when he hitched across the Sahara, adopted an incontinent ostrich called Horace, and ate a venomous snake.

Producer: Harriet Jaine
A Talkback production for BBC Radio 4.


WED 08:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007m9f5)
Series 4

Michelangelo 'Ancock

The lad takes up sculpting. But when he runs out of rocks, it's Sid to the rescue.

Starring Tony Hancock.

With Sidney James, Bill Kerr, Kenneth Williams and Hattie Jacques.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

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

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in November 1956.


WED 08:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b01075d1)
Series 7

Episode 2

A truthful army recruitment campaign - and Professor Prune's travels in his electrical trousers back to the 16th century.

Starring:

Tim Brooke-Taylor
John Cleese
Graeme Garden
David Hatch
Jo Kendal
Bill Oddie

Sketches 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, Dave Lee, Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie.

Producer: David Hatch / Peter Titheradge

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 2 in January 1969.


WED 09:00 Crowned Hudds (b00qh0lv)
Grecian 2001

Liberation for Helen of Troy? Roy Hudd's historical royal romp, with June Whitfield and Chris Emmett. From September 1995.


WED 09:30 Tomorrow, Today! (b0175mdh)
Series 2

They Come to Freeze Our Children

An actress is forced to face her worst fear and work with a child.

Series two of Christopher William Hill's sitcom set in 1962. A BBC producer struggles to make a radio soap set in the unimaginably futuristic world of 2008.

Nigel Lavery ...... Peter Bowles
Sylvia Hann ...... Cheryl Campbell
Godfrey Winnard ..... John Fortune
Sir Angus McNairn ...... Gary Waldhorn
Hugo Kellerman ...... Joseph Kloska
Douglas Bennings ...... Jon Glover
Keith Wood ...... Sam Pamphilon
Cynthia Valentine ...... Rachel Atkins
Fenella Sayers ...... Ania Gordon
Director ...... Alex Lamipekun
Angela ...... Anna Bengo
Continuity ...... Simon Treves.

Producer: Liz Webb

First broadcast on Radio 4 in February 2008.


WED 10:00 John Buchan - Greenmantle (b00tkyn4)
January 1916

Agent Richard Hannay reaches Constantinople, but is he in time to defeat the German's sinister war plans? Stars David Robb.


WED 11:00 Shorts (b00gdw6y)
Series 9

Pillars of the Community

Comedy by Anneliese Mackintosh.

A young woman attends a dinner party hosted by her neighbours, who seem to be hiding something.

Read by Natalie Bennett.


WED 11:15 Sherlock Holmes (b007jng9)
The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Series 1

The Star of the Adelphi

When a leading actor is murdered, the sleuth heads backstage in the world of theatre. Stars Clive Merrison and Andrew Sachs.


WED 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007m9f5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b01075d1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 Falco (b00qy0lr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 The Tales of Max Carrados (b016z2cw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 15 Minute Drama (b00jz1kv)
ME Braddon - Lady Audley's Secret

Episode 8

Dramatisation of the classic Victorian thriller by Mary Elizabeth Braddon.

Cornered by her cousin Robert's accusations, Lucy, Lady Audley, fights back. She is willing to dare anything to preserve the security and wealth that her marriage to Sir Michael has brought.

Mary Braddon ...... Hattie Morahan
Lucy, Lady Audley ...... Charlotte Emmerson
Robert Audley ...... Alex Wyndham
Sir Michael Audley ...... Sam Dale
Alicia Audley ...... Perdita Weeks

Directed by Julie Beckett and Fiona Kelcher.


WED 14:15 On Your Bike (b00yfq80)
The Open Road

Elgar, Vaughan Williams and Percy Grainger all drew inspiration in the saddle along Conan Doyle whose detective Sherlock Holmes could identify a suspect by his tyre tread

Presenter: Martin Ellis

Producer: Simon Evans
A Pier Production for BBC Radio 4.


WED 14:30 Dirk Bogarde - Jericho (b008qs4k)
Episode 3

William tries to piece together the jigsaw of his missing brother's life in Provence. Dirk Bogarde reads his adapted novel.


WED 14:45 Book of the Week (b00j9k39)
Emma Kennedy - The Tent, the Bucket and Me

Episode 3

Emma Kennedy reads her account of family camping holidays from her childhood in the 1970s.

Britain had joined the European Union and the matriarch of the Kennedy family decided that the time had come for the annual family holiday to be taken abroad. Encounters with foreign food inevitably follow.


WED 15:00 John Buchan - Greenmantle (b00tkyn4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b03905p5)
Singer Katie Melua shares her Inheritance Tracks, we're entertained by the Baghdad Orchestra, and Rick Stein shows us how to cook the perfect fish curry.


WED 17:00 No Commitments (b03905p7)
Series 12

Game, Set and Match

With Emily and Nick safely married, can Victoria persuade Roger to buy a house in France? Stars Celia Imrie. From May 2006.


WED 17:30 North East of Eden (b01glrp1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 18:00 The Routemasters by Andrew McGibbon (b007jnrf)
2. Don't Be a Freud

The time travellers hit 19th-century Austria, where Freud is about to give a historic paper on telepathy, which Raymond and Hildegard are bent on stealing...

Starring Amanda Donohoe as Hilderghast, Andrew McGibbon as Raymond, Karl Minns as the Conductor, Owen Evans as Bernie, Nick Romero as Karl, Andy Mulligan as Herr Grubberman, Dan Freedman as Breyer, Alex Lowe as the interpolator and Sophie Aldred as Martha.

Written by Andrew McGibbon. Additional material by Rob Colley, Julian Mayers and Kevin Greening.

Theme by Ozzy Temple and other music by Nick Romero.

Producer: Julian Mayers

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1999.


WED 18:30 The Lunar Effect (b007k1dn)
She Often Walked at Night

Under a full moon somewhere in Europe - three friends meet in a strange, exotic bar. Lucy Cohu reads Lilian Pizzichini's tale.

Three friends, adrift in a mysterious European city, congregate one night at cocktail hour in a strange, exotic bar and, as they partake of an absinthe-like drink, pathological, long-buried natural tendencies surface under the influence of the full moon.


WED 18:45 RL Stevenson - The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (b0084yhk)
Episode 3

Mr Hyde appears to be dead and Dr Jekyll has disappeared. Will a paper trail unravel the mystery? Read by Tim Pigott-Smith. From April 1996.


WED 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007m9f5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b01075d1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 Falco (b00qy0lr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 The Tales of Max Carrados (b016z2cw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 Shorts (b00gdw6y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 21:15 Sherlock Holmes (b007jng9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


WED 22:00 My Teenage Diary (b038hghc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 Armando Iannucci's Charm Offensive (b007k03d)
Series 2

Episode 1

The comedy guru's radio drop-in centre examines croquet this week, and nothing else. With Clive Anderson. From June 2006.


WED 23:00 Josie Long: All of the Planet's Wonders (b00hkrbb)
Astronomy for Dummies

Comedian Josie Long tries to better herself through learning and discovering things in reference books.

She presents her essay on a given subject, with fellow comedian Maeve Higgins helping out with questions, illustrations and interruptions.

For starters, Josie uses the book "Astronomy for Dummies" to unravel the greater mysteries of the cosmos.

Producer: Colin Anderson

First broadcast BBC Radio 4 in February 2009.


WED 23:15 What to Do If You're Not Like Everybody Else (b00tjqzx)
Series 1

Personal Appearance

What lengths do we need to go to "look good"?

Andrew Lawrence examines the effort we all put into our personal appearance and the pressure we feel to take action.

From South London comedy club 'Up The Creek'.

The first of four mini-comedic monologues taking a light-hearted look at various aspects of conventional living and the pressure we feel to conform to social norms and ideals.

Written by Andrew Lawrence.

Producer: Jane Berthoud

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2010.


WED 23:30 The Harpoon (b007k4cc)
Series 1

Episode 1

From patent cures to whaling for the under 5s.

The nostalgic spiffing spoof of adventure story papers for boys. Hip hip!

With Susie Brann, Alistair McGowan, Mary Elliot-Nelson, Julian Dutton and Peter Baynham.

Producer: Sarah Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1991.



THURSDAY 29 AUGUST 2013

THU 00:00 The Routemasters by Andrew McGibbon (b007jnrf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 The Lunar Effect (b007k1dn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 00:45 RL Stevenson - The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (b0084yhk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:45 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 Falco (b00qy0lr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 The Tales of Max Carrados (b016z2cw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 Crowned Hudds (b00qh0lv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 Tomorrow, Today! (b0175mdh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 John Buchan - Greenmantle (b00tkyn4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 Shorts (b00gdw6y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:15 Sherlock Holmes (b007jng9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 No Commitments (b03905p7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 North East of Eden (b01glrp1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 Falco (b00qyk7j)
The Iron Hand of Mars

Episode 2

Falco and Xanthus travel to Germany and witness the aftermath of a grisly crime on the way. As the Roman detective tries to deliver the new standard to the 14th legion, he receives a rather hostile welcome. At least he finds more hospitality at the house of Helena's Tribune brother, Justinus.

Starring Anton Lesser as Marcus Didius Falco and David Holt as Xanthus.

Dramatised by Mary Cutler.

Directed at BBC Birmingham by Peter Leslie Wild.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2007.


THU 06:30 The Tales of Max Carrados (b017071f)
The Last Exploit of Harry the Actor

After a spate of mysterious thefts from the supposedly impregnable Lucas Street Depository, blind amateur sleuth Max Carrados discovers that infamous American con-man, Harry the Actor's been at work...but to what end?

Read by Arthur Darvill.

Max Carrados first featured in a series of mystery books in 1914. Carrados also shared top billing alongside Sherlock Holmes in 'The Strand Magazine". The character often boasts how much his blindness means his other senses are heightened.

Ernest Bramah excelled in his detailed writing and uncovering of clues. The beneficiary of a large inheritance from an American relative, Carrados is foremost a gentleman who undertakes sleuthing only as an avocation. Though equipped with a keen observer in the perfect manservant Parkinson, Carrados doesn't just sit around deducing. He makes his own observations with ears, nose and fingertips.

Abridged by Paul Kent.

Producer: Neil Gardner

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by Ladbroke Radio Productions and first broadcast in 2011.


THU 07:00 The Older Woman (b0391n2w)
Series 2

Episode 1

On the down side, Roy has lost his job as journalist, blown his chance of romance with his former teacher, Jane and is about to have his house repossessed.

But just when he thought it was safe to retreat into self-pity and fantasies about The Archers, help comes from an unexpected quarter...

Series two of Tony Bagley's romantic comedy drama serial that mixes fantasy with reality.

Starring Martin Clunes as Roy Hitchcock, Geraldine James as Jane Gallaghan, Nicky Henson as Chad Mann., David Troughton as Colin, Rebecca Front as Mrs Churchill and Sue Roderick as Gwyn.

Other parts by Simon Treves and Melanie Hudson

Producer: Paul Schlesinger:

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1994.


THU 07:30 Meet David Sedaris (b01nkt53)
Series 3

Easy Tiger; Possession

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 the perils of learning a foreign language by audio tape in "Easy Tiger" and when crossing the line in property desire in "Possession".

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


THU 08:00 Dad's Army (b007nf83)
Series 1

The Menace from the Deep

The Home Guard platoon spark chaos when they take over guard duties at the end of the pier in Walmington-on-Sea...

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, John Laurie as Private Fraser, Ian Lavender as Private Pike, Bill Pertwee as ARP Warden Hodges and David Sinclair as the Second Warden. 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 Hello Cheeky (b012b8hz)
From 28/04/1973

Mix up over TV newsreaders and the DJs hold forth on Radio 1's Roundtable.

Pun-tastic fast-moving comedy sketch series written by and starring John Junkin, Barry Cryer and Tim Brooke-Taylor.

With musical accompaniment from the Denis King Trio.

Producer: David Hatch

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1973.


THU 09:00 Big Jim and the Figaro Club (b008p8q2)
The Old Dunkirk Spirit

Harold Perkins has no materials to rebuild post-war Britain, which well suits the workmates.

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, Norman Bird as Fortescue and Norman Mitchell as PC Speedworth.

Narrated by Bernard Cribbins.

Written by Ted Walker.

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1987.


THU 09:30 Life in London (b0121lz3)
An End to Life in London

With Bob "on the Fleet" for debts, Tom betrayed by Kate, and Jerry so fatigued that rustication is recommended, is this an end to the trio's adventures?

Some years on, an older, more reflective Egan ruminates on the heyday of Life in London.

Starring Greg Wise and Mark Gatiss.

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

Pierce Egan ... Geoffrey McGivern
Theodore Holt ... Giles Taylor
Corinthian Tom ... Greg Wise
George Sala ... Ben Graves
Jerry Hawthorn Mark Gatiss
Fanny Margaret ... Cabourn Smith
Bob Logic ... James Bachman
Corinthian Kate ... Amanda Abbington

Original music by Ben Walker

Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2006.


THU 10:00 John Buchan - Mr Standfast (b00tl07x)
Episode 1

Intrepid hero agent Richard Hannay is recalled to London from the trenches on the Somme to hunt down the leader of a gang of German spies who led him such a dangerous dance in The Thirty Nine Steps.

Much to his disgust, Hannay is ordered to pose as a pacifist and is sent to Glasgow - but along the way he encounters a teenage British Secret Service agent who will change the course of his life.

John Buchan's rip-roaring First World War spy thriller was first published in 1919.

Brigadier-General Richard Hannay/Cornelius Brand …. David Robb
Sir Walter Bullivant …. Clive Merrison
Moxon Ivery …. Struan Rodger
Mary Lamington …. Jasmine Hyde
Peter Pienaar …. Jon Glover
Launcelot Wake …. Thomas Arnold
Abel Gresson …. John Guerrasio
Miss Doria Wymondham …. Briony McRoberts
Miss Claire Wymondham …. Liza Sadovy
Andrew Amos …. John Stahl
George Broadberry …. Peter Marinker
Ted Broadberry …. Ben Crowe

Dramatised in two parts by Bert Coules.

Director: Bruce Young.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2008.


THU 11:00 Winifred Holtby - Why Herbert Killed His Mother (b018sr28)
Very beautiful as a baby, Herbert turns out to be a very different adult. Short story read by Anna Massey.


THU 11:15 Sherlock Holmes (b007k47j)
The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Series 1

The Peculiar Persecution of Mr John Vincent Harden

A metal object found in a dead man's stomach gives the sleuth a vital murder clue. Stars Clive Merrison and Andrew Sachs.


THU 12:00 Dad's Army (b007nf83)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 Hello Cheeky (b012b8hz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 Falco (b00qyk7j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 The Tales of Max Carrados (b017071f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 15 Minute Drama (b00jzwwb)
ME Braddon - Lady Audley's Secret

Episode 9

Dramatisation of the classic Victorian thriller by Mary Elizabeth Braddon.

Phoebe Marks visits Lady Audley late at night, demanding money. In desperation, Lady Audley sets out across the country lanes at midnight to face up to her tormentors.

Mary Braddon ...... Hattie Morahan
Lucy, Lady Audley ...... Charlotte Emmerson
Robert Audley ...... Alex Wyndham
Phoebe Marks ...... Lizzy Watts
Luke Marks ...... Benjamin Askew

Directed by Julie Beckett and Fiona Kelcher.


THU 14:15 Ambridge Extra (b0391qdr)
Series 5

Episode 18

Robin invites Matt up to Inverness on a shoot. Matt accepts and claims he now has another contact who says his contract is legit. Tatyana tells Matt that his contract has deliberately been set up to be confusing. She also reveals she is getting a copy of the forensic report into Nikolai Babarin's death. Then she can see if there really is a link between the deal and his death. Robin and Leonid talk: it becomes clear they are working together. Leonid tells Robin to deal with Matt.

Brenda asks Dmitry if he is the one who is pushing everyone off their land on the development site in Russia and if he is threatening Matt. He says not, and that he wants in on the development so he can rehouse those people properly. Dmitry tells her he'll explain everything later: he loves her, she trusts him right?

Brenda phones Lilian upset and asking if she can stay with her. Meanwhile Matt and Lilian argue about him going to Inverness. Matt says he wants to try to get his money back via Robin and to go home. Lilian however thinks he is going off to be with Tatyana. Tired, Matt just tells her to leave and think what she likes.

Brenda reveals Matt's being intimidated: it happened in St Petersburg too. Brenda also reveals how Nikolai has been found dead. Lilian panics, her poor Matt has been in danger and she has been accusing him of having an affair. She has to help him. Lilian resolves to get the mobile back despite Brenda's warnings.

Cast:
Matt Crawford ..... Kim Durham
Lilian Bellamy ..... Sunny Ormonde
Brenda Tucker ..... Amy Shindler
Dmitry ..... Basher Savage
Tatyana ..... Larissa Kouznetsova
Leonid ..... Boris Isarov
Robin ..... Anton Lesser

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


THU 14:30 Dirk Bogarde - Jericho (b008qsvs)
Episode 4

William suspects that Florence is hiding something, and then he makes a surprising discovery. Dirk Bogarde reads his adapted novel, set in Provence.


THU 14:45 Book of the Week (b00j9k3c)
Emma Kennedy - The Tent, the Bucket and Me

Episode 4

Emma Kennedy reads her account of family camping holidays from her childhood in the 1970s.

Emma's mother agrees that this year's family holiday can be to France, but without the tent. However, the delights of being under a proper roof are soon replaced by a fear of nocturnal noises and strangers in the night.


THU 15:00 John Buchan - Mr Standfast (b00tl07x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b0391r4g)
Mel Giedroyc goes searching for tigers in the Indian jungle, and introduces the next chapter in this week's story, A Sudden Puff of Glittering Smoke by Anne Fine.


THU 17:00 Ring Around the Bath (b00v7sp7)
Series 2

All Over Bar the Wrapping Paper

Stella's determined to get away - but a moveable feast is on the family Christmas menu.
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 Man in Garden Centre.

Producer: Elizabeth Freestone

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2004.


THU 17:30 The Older Woman (b0391n2w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 18:00 The Routemasters by Andrew McGibbon (b007jnry)
3. On the Buses

Bernie is kidnapped by Hildegard and then escapes to the 24th century. Raymond discovers his true identity...

Starring Amanda Donohoe as Hilderghast, Andrew McGibbon as Raymond, Karl Minns as the Conductor, Owen Evans as Bernie, Nick Romero as the Driver, Andy Mulligan as Herr Grubberman, Dan Freedman as Kunitrol, Alex Lowe as the interpolator and Sophie Aldred as Spikea.

Written by Andrew McGibbon. Additional material by Rob Colley and Kevin Greening.

Theme by Ozzy Temple and other music by Nick Romero.

Producer: Julian Mayers

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1999.


THU 18:30 The Lunar Effect (b007k1hv)
Scavengers

Under a full moon - widow Lottie's odd encounter with a fox has a life changing effect. Amanda Root reads Dominic Power's tale.

After a heavy, gin-induced afternoon sleep, sixty-year old Lottie Nancarrow wakes up with the sense of dread that has plagued her since the recent death of her partner, the abstract painter Ned Stein, with whom she had shared thirty years of a happy bohemian existence. Lottie is treating her grief with alcohol, and is becoming increasingly eccentric, alienating herself from her small West London community and the life she shared with Ned. This evening, Lottie feels that something is wrong, some change in the atmosphere. Going to the French window of her garden flat, she sees a full moon hanging in the sky, and illuminated by the moon, staring through the glass at her, is a large urban fox - staring at her with a look that suggests some secret knowledge.


THU 18:45 RL Stevenson - The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (b00858dr)
Episode 4

Utterson's persistence with investigating the truth about his friend Dr Jekyll is finally rewarded. Read by Tim Piggott-Smith. From April 1996.


THU 19:00 Dad's Army (b007nf83)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 Hello Cheeky (b012b8hz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 Falco (b00qyk7j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 The Tales of Max Carrados (b017071f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 Winifred Holtby - Why Herbert Killed His Mother (b018sr28)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


THU 21:15 Sherlock Holmes (b007k47j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


THU 22:00 Meet David Sedaris (b01nkt53)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 Daydream Believers (b007kq40)
Written by and starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb, this comedy follows the parallel stories of flatmates tetchy Ray and aimless Colin, and the mighty alien empire of Baron Amstrad and his hi-tech android, Info.

Colin starts attending ante-natal classes in the hope of finding a girlfriend, and Colin and Ray's kitchen is suddenly infested with ants. Meanwhile, in the infinite reaches of space, Baron Amstrad is feeling a bit broody, and the galaxy is suddenly invaded by ruthless alien hordes.


THU 23:00 The Wilson Dixon Line (b00kr5y1)
Uncle Wilbur's Advice for Modern Living

Another chance to hear this affectionate tribute to the philosophy of country music. Cowboy philosopher Wilson Dixon shares his viewpoints on life, love and relationships through songs and anecdotes.

In the final episode, following his break up from Maureen, Wilson saddles up his horse Andrew and heads into the Colorado mountains to seek some guidance from his old Uncle Wilbour. What he gets instead is the the epic tale of "the man with no name", straight from the annals of the Wild West.

Wilson Dixon is the comic creation of Jesse Griffin and sidekick Snake Wizzelteats is performed by Jesse Budd.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 2009.


THU 23:30 Rhod Gilbert's Leaving Llanbobl (b00g66s2)
Flying high as a successful shoe shop manager, Rhod is brought down by family woes. With Greg Davies. From December 2008.



FRIDAY 30 AUGUST 2013

FRI 00:00 The Routemasters by Andrew McGibbon (b007jnry)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 The Lunar Effect (b007k1hv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 00:45 RL Stevenson - The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (b00858dr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:45 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 Falco (b00qyk7j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 The Tales of Max Carrados (b017071f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 Big Jim and the Figaro Club (b008p8q2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 Life in London (b0121lz3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 John Buchan - Mr Standfast (b00tl07x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 Winifred Holtby - Why Herbert Killed His Mother (b018sr28)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:15 Sherlock Holmes (b007k47j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 Ring Around the Bath (b00v7sp7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 The Older Woman (b0391n2w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 Falco (b00qyq1t)
The Iron Hand of Mars

Episode 3

Falco has arrived in Germany and discovered that Gracilis, the Fourteenth Legion's legate, has gone missing. It looks as though he might be involved in some corrupt business with the local potters.

Falco's inquiries get him into trouble with a centurion, and Xanthus the barber reveals an unexpected talent.

Starring Anton Lesser as Marcus Didius Falco, Anna Madely as Helena Justina and David Holt as Xanthus.

Dramatised by Mary Cutler.

Directed at BBC Birmingham by Peter Leslie Wild.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2007.


FRI 06:30 The Tales of Max Carrados (b01709qq)
A Game Played in the Dark

The British Museum contacts blind amateur sleuth, Max Carrados over a horde of stolen ancient coins. Out on his hunt for the currency, Max comes face-to-face with some of his old adversaries. But who will win..?

Read by Arthur Darvill.

Max Carrados first featured in a series of mystery books in 1914. Carrados also shared top billing alongside Sherlock Holmes in 'The Strand Magazine". The character often boasts how much his blindness means his other senses are heightened.

Ernest Bramah excelled in his detailed writing and uncovering of clues. The beneficiary of a large inheritance from an American relative, Carrados is foremost a gentleman who undertakes sleuthing only as an avocation. Though equipped with a keen observer in the perfect manservant Parkinson, Carrados doesn't just sit around deducing. He makes his own observations with ears, nose and fingertips.

Abridged by Paul Kent.

Producer: Neil Gardner

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by Ladbroke Radio Productions and first broadcast in 2011.


FRI 07:00 Nineteen Ninety-Eight (b01blmhz)
Episode 1

Can Edward keep his girlfriend and avoid explosions? Orwellian sitcom with David Threlfall and Hugh Laurie. From March 1987.


FRI 07:30 Jo Caulfield's Speakeasy (b038x4xh)
Episode 4

Comedian Jo Caulfield invites authors, comedians and producers to tell true stories from their lives.

The results are revealing, hilarious and hugely entertaining. The performers are all recorded live at the historic Scottish Story Telling centre in Edinburgh.

Among the stories this week Phil Jupitus remembers a time he was on tour with Madness, Richard Melvin tells us about a works night our that went a bit wrong, there's hip hop from Dave Hook and Josie Long shares an encounter on a bus.

Richard Melvin
A Dabster production Ltd.


FRI 08:00 Steptoe and Son (b00rzkyb)
Series 1

Wallah, Wallah, Catsmeat

The rag and bone business falters when Hercules the horse needs a vet.

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
The Vet ...... Eric Woodburn
Lionel ...... Leslie Dwyer
Charlie ...... Peter Hawkins.

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

Producer: Bobby Jaye

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in August 1966.


FRI 08:30 Life With The Lyons (b00zmbzb)
Home Again

Father Ben sparks family chaos after losing the keys to their house.

Starring real-life American family: Ben Lyon and his wife Bebe Daniels and their children, Richard and Barbara.

With Doris Rogers as Florrie, Molly Weir as Aggie, Horace Percival as Mr Wimple, David Enders, Clive Baxter and Hugh Morton.

Life With the Lyons was one the BBC's most popular radio sitcoms between1950 and 1961. It was also adapted for BBC TV.

Written by Bebe Daniels, Bob Block and Bill Harding.
BBC Variety Orchestra conducted by Paul Fenoulhet.
Incidental music by Arthur Wilkinson
Producer: Tom Ronald

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in November 1952.


FRI 09:00 King Street Junior (b007jnrm)
Series 10

Incidental Music

In the face of a bid to reduce class sizes, the governors try to balance school funds.

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

Written by John Fawcett Wilson.

Stars Karl Howman as Mr Sims, James Grout as the Headteacher, 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, Helena Breck as Miss Hughes and Aaron Keeling as the Dean.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1998.


FRI 09:30 Electric Ink (b011qfr8)
Series 1

Episode 4

The paper hires a reality star as a columnist so Maddox must find a way of rewriting her copy without upsetting her.

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
Debbie ...... Lizzy Watts

With additional material by Tom Mitchelson.

Director: Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2009.


FRI 10:00 John Buchan - Mr Standfast (b00tlmws)
Episode 2

The action moves to France as intrepid hero Richard Hannay and British agent Mary Lamingon attempt to track down the German spy, Moxon Ivery.

When Ivery changes his identity, the trail goes cold – but Mary has a plan to flush him out. Ivery wants to marry her – and Hannay must agree to let Mary become the bait in a deadly trap....

Conclusion of John Buchan's rip-roaring First World War spy thriller first published in 1919.

Brigadier-General Richard Hannay/Cornelius Brand …. David Robb
Sir Walter Bullivant …. Clive Merrison
The Count von Schwabing …. Struan Rodger
Mary Lamington …. Jasmine Hyde
Peter Pienaar …. Jon Glover
Mrs Amelia Gore-Boothe …. Briony McRoberts
Forbes …. Chris Pavlo
The Prefect …. Ben Onwukwe

Dramatised by Bert Coules.

Director: Bruce Young.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2008.


FRI 11:00 Frederic Raphael - A Fairly Regular Four (b018ts6x)
Cheating, competition and class loom large for a male quartet of tennis players. Read by Norman Rodway.


FRI 11:15 Sherlock Holmes (b007k48r)
The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Series 1

The Singular Inheritance of Miss Gloria Wilson

The detective probes a series of audacious thefts with the return of 'The Ghost'. Stars Clive Merrison and Andrew Sachs.


FRI 12:00 Steptoe and Son (b00rzkyb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 Life With The Lyons (b00zmbzb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 Falco (b00qyq1t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 The Tales of Max Carrados (b01709qq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 15 Minute Drama (b00k0jcx)
ME Braddon - Lady Audley's Secret

Episode 10

Dramatisation of the classic Victorian thriller by Mary Elizabeth Braddon.

In a thrilling climax, Robert Audley uncovers the truth and confronts the beautiful Lucy, determined to avenge the crime against his friend.

Mary Braddon ...... Hattie Morahan
Lucy, Lady Audley ...... Charlotte Emmerson
Robert Audley ...... Alex Wyndham
Sir Michael Audley ...... Sam Dale
George Talboys ...... Joseph Kloska
Luke Marks ...... Benjamin Askew

Directed by Julie Beckett and Fiona Kelcher.


FRI 14:15 On Your Bike (b00yhxbm)
Cycling Soldiers

The bicycle is pressed into service in then Boer War and again in 1914 when thousands sign up to join Cyclist battalions who rode them to the front with full kit and rifles

Presenter: Martin Ellis

Producer: Simon Evans
A Pier Production for BBC Radio 4.


FRI 14:30 Dirk Bogarde - Jericho (b008rtl9)
Episode 5

William comes to a realisation about his missing brother and Florence. Dirk Bogarde reads his adapted novel, set in Provence.


FRI 14:45 Book of the Week (b00j9k3f)
Emma Kennedy - The Tent, the Bucket and Me

Episode 5

Emma Kennedy reads her account of family camping holidays from her childhood in the 1970s.

Emma, now 13, takes her final family camping trip to France. The perils of sunburn are nothing compared to the public humiliation that follows.


FRI 15:00 John Buchan - Mr Standfast (b00tlmws)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b0392bps)
Mel goes in search of some of the finest teas in China, and hears the story of the daring rescue of Edvard Munch's painting The Scream.


FRI 17:00 Second Thoughts (b00lh0tj)
Series 4

Sobering Thoughts

Dennis vigorously renews his pursuit of Liza, while the demon drink throws up a problem for Bill and Faith.

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

Stars James Bolam as Bill, Lynda Bellingham as Faith, Belinda Lang as Liza, Julia Sawalha as Hannah, Mark Denham as Joe, Geoffrey Whitehead as Richard and Brian Bowles as Dennis.

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

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

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1992.


FRI 17:30 Nineteen Ninety-Eight (b01blmhz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 18:00 The Routemasters by Andrew McGibbon (b007jnsh)
4. Wolfie and Beetie

Raymond and Hildegard kidnap Beethoven and Mozart in their plot to create the greatest ever rock band.

Herr Grubberman comes clean, while Bernie finally discovers the truth about who - or what- is driving the time bus.

Starring Amanda Donohoe as Hilderghast, Andrew McGibbon as Raymond, Karl Minns as the Conductor, Owen Evans as Bernie, Nick Romero as Mozart, Andy Mulligan as Herr Grubberman, Dan Freedman as Glenn Miller, Alex Lowe as Taffy and Sophie Aldred as Spikea.

Written by Andrew McGibbon. Additional material by Rob Colley and Kevin Greening.

Theme by Ozzy Temple and other music by Nick Romero.

Producer: Julian Mayers

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1999.


FRI 18:30 The Lunar Effect (b007k1k4)
The Hiring Fair

Strong moonlight forces spark a sequence of events which echo across generations. Frances Tomelty reads Polly Devlin's tale.

In 1867 a young girl living with her father on their isolated County Tyrone farm often senses the magical attraction of the full moon. On one particular night of bright, silvery moonlight she gives in to strong forces sparking a sequence of events which echo across generations.


FRI 18:45 RL Stevenson - The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (b00859tj)
Episode 5

It's Henry Jekyll's turn to tell the story, as the bizarre truth is finally revealed. Concluded by Tim Pigott-Smith. From April 1996.


FRI 19:00 Steptoe and Son (b00rzkyb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 Life With The Lyons (b00zmbzb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 Falco (b00qyq1t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 The Tales of Max Carrados (b01709qq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Frederic Raphael - A Fairly Regular Four (b018ts6x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 21:15 Sherlock Holmes (b007k48r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


FRI 22:00 Jo Caulfield's Speakeasy (b038x4xh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 I've Never Seen Star Wars (b00yz3hs)
Series 3

Kate Adie

Kate Adie has a reputation for fearless BBC reporting from wars zones, riots and natural disasters. But, of all things, she has a mild fear of porridge.

Marcus Brigstocke helps Kate to overcome this fear for the very first time, and has a small taste of the traditional breakfast food.

She tries some other things entirely new to her too - yoga, the TV series The Sopranos, bingo and reading Swallows and Amazons.

Created and produced by Bill Dare.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2011.


FRI 23:00 Radio 2's Comedy Showcase (b00s7m1t)
Hamilton's Ode-ssey

Kevin Eldon and Liza Tarbuck star as a poet in a mid-life crisis and the girlfriend attempting to shake him out of his torpor. Will going on a road trip get creative juices flowing and end his writer's block?

This one-off sitcom was written by Kevin and script-edited by Stewart Lee. It first broadcast on Radio 2 in May 2010, as part of the station's ongoing Comedy Showcase series.


FRI 23:30 Flight of the Conchords (b007k0zr)
Suzanne

The Kiwi band's future is threatened when Bret goes on a date

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
Neil Finn
Emma Kennedy

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)

15 Minute Drama 14:00 MON (b00jwy1q)

15 Minute Drama 14:00 TUE (b00jyjk0)

15 Minute Drama 14:00 WED (b00jz1kv)

15 Minute Drama 14:00 THU (b00jzwwb)

15 Minute Drama 14:00 FRI (b00k0jcx)

4 Extra Stands Up 22:00 SAT (b038xn7b)

4 Extra at the British Seaside 09:00 SAT (b038xhc6)

4 Extra at the British Seaside 19:00 SAT (b038xhc6)

Absolute Power 23:30 MON (b007nf8w)

Agatha Raisin 01:00 SAT (b011tz3y)

Agatha Raisin 06:00 MON (b011vf01)

Agatha Raisin 13:00 MON (b011vf01)

Agatha Raisin 20:00 MON (b011vf01)

Agatha Raisin 01:00 TUE (b011vf01)

Agatha Raisin 06:00 TUE (b011vhyk)

Agatha Raisin 13:00 TUE (b011vhyk)

Agatha Raisin 20:00 TUE (b011vhyk)

Agatha Raisin 01:00 WED (b011vhyk)

Alex Jones - Lightbulbs 18:30 SAT (b038xn76)

Alex Jones - Lightbulbs 00:30 SUN (b038xn76)

Ambridge Extra 11:15 SUN (b038xqs7)

Ambridge Extra 19:15 SUN (b038xqs7)

Ambridge Extra 02:15 MON (b038xqs7)

Ambridge Extra 14:15 TUE (b038zmnt)

Ambridge Extra 14:15 THU (b0391qdr)

Andrew McGibbon - I Was Morrissey's Drummer 07:30 SAT (b0076v4s)

Armando Iannucci's Charm Offensive 22:30 WED (b007k03d)

Big Jim and the Figaro Club 09:00 THU (b008p8q2)

Big Jim and the Figaro Club 02:00 FRI (b008p8q2)

Book of the Week 14:45 MON (b00j72t9)

Book of the Week 14:45 TUE (b00j9k37)

Book of the Week 14:45 WED (b00j9k39)

Book of the Week 14:45 THU (b00j9k3c)

Book of the Week 14:45 FRI (b00j9k3f)

Bradbury 13 18:00 SUN (b012kx00)

Bradbury 13 00:00 MON (b012kx00)

Bremner's One Question Quiz 23:00 MON (b038jkx6)

Bremner's One Question Quiz 09:00 TUE (b038jkx6)

Bremner's One Question Quiz 02:00 WED (b038jkx6)

Cabin Pressure 09:30 MON (b00chy5c)

Cabin Pressure 02:30 TUE (b00chy5c)

Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! 23:00 TUE (b0183rh7)

Crowned Hudds 09:00 WED (b00qh0lv)

Crowned Hudds 02:00 THU (b00qh0lv)

Dad's Army 08:00 THU (b007nf83)

Dad's Army 12:00 THU (b007nf83)

Dad's Army 19:00 THU (b007nf83)

Dave Podmore 23:30 SUN (b007tm7h)

Daydream Believers 22:30 THU (b007kq40)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:00 SUN (b038xpm5)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:00 SUN (b038xpm5)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 01:00 MON (b038xpm5)

Dirk Bogarde - Jericho 14:30 MON (b008pbwk)

Dirk Bogarde - Jericho 14:30 TUE (b008p4xl)

Dirk Bogarde - Jericho 14:30 WED (b008qs4k)

Dirk Bogarde - Jericho 14:30 THU (b008qsvs)

Dirk Bogarde - Jericho 14:30 FRI (b008rtl9)

Double Income, No Kids Yet 07:00 MON (b007wznq)

Double Income, No Kids Yet 17:30 MON (b007wznq)

Double Income, No Kids Yet 05:30 TUE (b007wznq)

Ed Reardon's Week 07:30 SUN (b00f6p8q)

Ed Reardon's Week 22:00 SUN (b00f6p8q)

Electric Ink 02:30 SAT (b011kvmn)

Electric Ink 09:30 FRI (b011qfr8)

Falco 06:00 WED (b00qy0lr)

Falco 13:00 WED (b00qy0lr)

Falco 20:00 WED (b00qy0lr)

Falco 01:00 THU (b00qy0lr)

Falco 06:00 THU (b00qyk7j)

Falco 13:00 THU (b00qyk7j)

Falco 20:00 THU (b00qyk7j)

Falco 01:00 FRI (b00qyk7j)

Falco 06:00 FRI (b00qyq1t)

Falco 13:00 FRI (b00qyq1t)

Falco 20:00 FRI (b00qyq1t)

Flight of the Conchords 23:30 FRI (b007k0zr)

For Better or for Worse 17:00 TUE (b00tw1hm)

For Better or for Worse 05:00 WED (b00tw1hm)

Frederic Raphael - A Fairly Regular Four 11:00 FRI (b018ts6x)

Frederic Raphael - A Fairly Regular Four 21:00 FRI (b018ts6x)

Gillian Tindall - The Great Eastern Adventure 04:00 SAT (b038qbkn)

Great Inspirations 11:45 SUN (b00b5qw0)

Great Inspirations 19:45 SUN (b00b5qw0)

Great Inspirations 02:45 MON (b00b5qw0)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:00 WED (b007m9f5)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:00 WED (b007m9f5)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:00 WED (b007m9f5)

Hello Cheeky 14:30 SAT (b0124yrn)

Hello Cheeky 08:30 THU (b012b8hz)

Hello Cheeky 12:30 THU (b012b8hz)

Hello Cheeky 19:30 THU (b012b8hz)

Hercule Poirot 13:30 SUN (b00dcs9p)

Hercule Poirot 03:30 MON (b00dcs9p)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 14:00 SAT (b0100lqz)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 08:30 WED (b01075d1)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 12:30 WED (b01075d1)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 19:30 WED (b01075d1)

I've Never Seen Star Wars 22:30 FRI (b00yz3hs)

ITMA - It's That Man Again 08:00 SUN (b00lmdj9)

ITMA - It's That Man Again 15:00 SUN (b00lmdj9)

ITMA - It's That Man Again 20:00 SUN (b00lmdj9)

ITMA - It's That Man Again 03:00 MON (b00lmdj9)

Inspector Resnick 01:30 SAT (b00mfhvb)

It's Not What You Know 07:30 TUE (b038c82f)

It's Not What You Know 22:00 TUE (b038c82f)

Ivor Cutler - A Wet Handle 22:35 SUN (b00ctkty)

Jo Caulfield's Speakeasy 17:30 SAT (b038bpz9)

Jo Caulfield's Speakeasy 05:30 SUN (b038bpz9)

Jo Caulfield's Speakeasy 07:30 FRI (b038x4xh)

Jo Caulfield's Speakeasy 22:00 FRI (b038x4xh)

John Buchan - Greenmantle 10:00 TUE (b00tkllp)

John Buchan - Greenmantle 15:00 TUE (b00tkllp)

John Buchan - Greenmantle 03:00 WED (b00tkllp)

John Buchan - Greenmantle 10:00 WED (b00tkyn4)

John Buchan - Greenmantle 15:00 WED (b00tkyn4)

John Buchan - Greenmantle 03:00 THU (b00tkyn4)

John Buchan - Mr Standfast 10:00 THU (b00tl07x)

John Buchan - Mr Standfast 15:00 THU (b00tl07x)

John Buchan - Mr Standfast 03:00 FRI (b00tl07x)

John Buchan - Mr Standfast 10:00 FRI (b00tlmws)

John Buchan - Mr Standfast 15:00 FRI (b00tlmws)

John Buchan - The 39 Steps 03:00 SAT (b00lbnys)

John Buchan - The 39 Steps 10:00 MON (b00lbtl4)

John Buchan - The 39 Steps 15:00 MON (b00lbtl4)

John Buchan - The 39 Steps 03:00 TUE (b00lbtl4)

Josie Long: All of the Planet's Wonders 23:00 WED (b00hkrbb)

Just a Minute 07:30 MON (b038c0fb)

Just a Minute 22:00 MON (b038c0fb)

King Street Junior 02:00 SAT (b007jnr3)

King Street Junior 09:00 FRI (b007jnrm)

LM Montgomery - Anne of Green Gables 09:30 SUN (b00rxdzc)

LM Montgomery - Anne of Green Gables 17:30 SUN (b00rxdzc)

LM Montgomery - Anne of Green Gables 05:30 MON (b00rxdzc)

Life With The Lyons 08:30 FRI (b00zmbzb)

Life With The Lyons 12:30 FRI (b00zmbzb)

Life With The Lyons 19:30 FRI (b00zmbzb)

Life in London 09:30 THU (b0121lz3)

Life in London 02:30 FRI (b0121lz3)

Loose Ends 11:15 MON (b038x1lv)

Loose Ends 21:15 MON (b038x1lv)

Loose Ends 04:15 TUE (b038x1lv)

ME Braddon - Lady Audley's Secret (Omnibus) 06:00 SUN (b038xp87)

ME Braddon - Lady Audley's Secret (Omnibus) 12:00 SUN (b038xp87)

Matthew Dunster - Depth of Field 04:15 SAT (b007636p)

Meet David Sedaris 07:30 THU (b01nkt53)

Meet David Sedaris 22:00 THU (b01nkt53)

Mel's Mix: The Best of The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 SUN (b038xr0s)

Mr Finchley Goes to Paris 07:00 TUE (b007k00f)

Mr Finchley Goes to Paris 17:30 TUE (b007k00f)

Mr Finchley Goes to Paris 05:30 WED (b007k00f)

My Teenage Diary 07:30 WED (b038hghc)

My Teenage Diary 22:00 WED (b038hghc)

Nineteen Ninety-Eight 07:00 FRI (b01blmhz)

Nineteen Ninety-Eight 17:30 FRI (b01blmhz)

No Commitments 17:00 WED (b03905p7)

No Commitments 05:00 THU (b03905p7)

North East of Eden 07:00 WED (b01glrp1)

North East of Eden 17:30 WED (b01glrp1)

North East of Eden 05:30 THU (b01glrp1)

On Your Bike 14:15 MON (b00yfq5h)

On Your Bike 14:15 WED (b00yfq80)

On Your Bike 14:15 FRI (b00yhxbm)

Oscar Wilde 00:30 SAT (b008lz2g)

Paul Sinha's Citizenship Test 09:00 MON (b038zf13)

Paul Sinha's Citizenship Test 22:30 MON (b038zf13)

Paul Sinha's Citizenship Test 02:00 TUE (b038zf13)

RL Stevenson - The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde 18:45 MON (b0081sjk)

RL Stevenson - The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde 00:45 TUE (b0081sjk)

RL Stevenson - The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde 18:45 TUE (b0081tfy)

RL Stevenson - The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde 00:45 WED (b0081tfy)

RL Stevenson - The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde 18:45 WED (b0084yhk)

RL Stevenson - The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde 00:45 THU (b0084yhk)

RL Stevenson - The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde 18:45 THU (b00858dr)

RL Stevenson - The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde 00:45 FRI (b00858dr)

RL Stevenson - The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde 18:45 FRI (b00859tj)

Radio 2's Comedy Showcase 23:00 FRI (b00s7m1t)

Ray's a Laugh 08:30 MON (b01hl2g5)

Ray's a Laugh 12:30 MON (b01hl2g5)

Ray's a Laugh 19:30 MON (b01hl2g5)

Report On The Barnhouse Effect by Kurt Vonnegut 18:30 SUN (b0085hqx)

Report On The Barnhouse Effect by Kurt Vonnegut 00:30 MON (b0085hqx)

Rhod Gilbert's Leaving Llanbobl 23:30 THU (b00g66s2)

Ring Around the Bath 17:00 THU (b00v7sp7)

Ring Around the Bath 05:00 FRI (b00v7sp7)

Robb Wilton: I Should Say So 11:00 SUN (b038xq1y)

Robb Wilton: I Should Say So 19:00 SUN (b038xq1y)

Robb Wilton: I Should Say So 02:00 MON (b038xq1y)

Round the Horne 08:00 MON (b00m1d2k)

Round the Horne 12:00 MON (b00m1d2k)

Round the Horne 19:00 MON (b00m1d2k)

Saturday Drama 23:00 SAT (b00cmhsd)

Second Thoughts 05:00 SAT (b00lbtl2)

Second Thoughts 17:00 FRI (b00lh0tj)

Shelagh Stephenson - The Memory of Water 06:00 SAT (b0076z7r)

Shelagh Stephenson - The Memory of Water 16:00 SAT (b0076z7r)

Shelagh Stephenson - The Memory of Water 04:00 SUN (b0076z7r)

Sherlock Holmes 11:15 TUE (b007jnfq)

Sherlock Holmes 21:15 TUE (b007jnfq)

Sherlock Holmes 04:15 WED (b007jnfq)

Sherlock Holmes 11:15 WED (b007jng9)

Sherlock Holmes 21:15 WED (b007jng9)

Sherlock Holmes 04:15 THU (b007jng9)

Sherlock Holmes 11:15 THU (b007k47j)

Sherlock Holmes 21:15 THU (b007k47j)

Sherlock Holmes 04:15 FRI (b007k47j)

Sherlock Holmes 11:15 FRI (b007k48r)

Sherlock Holmes 21:15 FRI (b007k48r)

Short Stories by John McGahern 10:45 SUN (b00nvyzb)

Short Stories by John McGahern 21:45 SUN (b00nvyzb)

Short Stories by John McGahern 01:45 MON (b00nvyzb)

Shorts 11:00 MON (b00gd25d)

Shorts 21:00 MON (b00gd25d)

Shorts 04:00 TUE (b00gd25d)

Shorts 11:00 TUE (b00gd5hq)

Shorts 21:00 TUE (b00gd5hq)

Shorts 04:00 WED (b00gd5hq)

Shorts 11:00 WED (b00gdw6y)

Shorts 21:00 WED (b00gdw6y)

Shorts 04:00 THU (b00gdw6y)

Sir Ralph Stanza's Letter from Salford 23:30 TUE (b00767tq)

Steptoe and Son 08:00 FRI (b00rzkyb)

Steptoe and Son 12:00 FRI (b00rzkyb)

Steptoe and Son 19:00 FRI (b00rzkyb)

Steven Appleby's Normal Life 23:45 TUE (b00swl5g)

Terry Pratchett 00:00 SAT (b007k1c1)

Terry Pratchett 18:00 MON (b007k1l2)

Terry Pratchett 00:00 TUE (b007k1l2)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 MON (b038zggx)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 TUE (b038znp9)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 WED (b03905p5)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 THU (b0391r4g)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 FRI (b0392bps)

The Charm Factory 13:15 SAT (b0075cnb)

The Charm Factory 03:15 SUN (b0075cnb)

The Comedy Club at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 22:30 SUN (b038xr7l)

The Comedy Club at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 22:50 SUN (b038xrbr)

The Comedy Club at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 23:25 SUN (b038xrbt)

The Fanthorpe Investigations 18:25 SAT (b038xly1)

The Fanthorpe Investigations 00:25 SUN (b038xly1)

The Goon Show 08:00 TUE (b00q9xrg)

The Goon Show 12:00 TUE (b00q9xrg)

The Goon Show 19:00 TUE (b00q9xrg)

The Harpoon 23:30 WED (b007k4cc)

The Little World of Don Camillo 17:00 MON (b00tr28b)

The Little World of Don Camillo 05:00 TUE (b00tr28b)

The Lunar Effect 18:30 MON (b007k1d8)

The Lunar Effect 00:30 TUE (b007k1d8)

The Lunar Effect 18:30 TUE (b007k1fd)

The Lunar Effect 00:30 WED (b007k1fd)

The Lunar Effect 18:30 WED (b007k1dn)

The Lunar Effect 00:30 THU (b007k1dn)

The Lunar Effect 18:30 THU (b007k1hv)

The Lunar Effect 00:30 FRI (b007k1hv)

The Lunar Effect 18:30 FRI (b007k1k4)

The Maltby Collection 22:55 SUN (b00y2x2m)

The Mark Steel Lecture 22:30 TUE (b007jv2j)

The Men from the Ministry 08:30 SUN (b012n3rv)

The Men from the Ministry 15:30 SUN (b012n3rv)

The Men from the Ministry 20:30 SUN (b012n3rv)

The Older Woman 07:00 THU (b0391n2w)

The Older Woman 17:30 THU (b0391n2w)

The Older Woman 05:30 FRI (b0391n2w)

The One About the Social Worker 12:00 SAT (b038xk3c)

The One About the Social Worker 02:00 SUN (b038xk3c)

The People of the British Museum 07:15 SUN (b009prl1)

The People of the British Museum 13:15 SUN (b009prl1)

The Right Time 05:30 SAT (b00cb3bx)

The Routemasters by Andrew McGibbon 18:00 TUE (b007jnqx)

The Routemasters by Andrew McGibbon 00:00 WED (b007jnqx)

The Routemasters by Andrew McGibbon 18:00 WED (b007jnrf)

The Routemasters by Andrew McGibbon 00:00 THU (b007jnrf)

The Routemasters by Andrew McGibbon 18:00 THU (b007jnry)

The Routemasters by Andrew McGibbon 00:00 FRI (b007jnry)

The Routemasters by Andrew McGibbon 18:00 FRI (b007jnsh)

The Scarifyers 18:00 SAT (b00j59gd)

The Scarifyers 00:00 SUN (b00j59gd)

The Tales of Max Carrados 06:30 MON (b016vlc5)

The Tales of Max Carrados 13:30 MON (b016vlc5)

The Tales of Max Carrados 20:30 MON (b016vlc5)

The Tales of Max Carrados 01:30 TUE (b016vlc5)

The Tales of Max Carrados 06:30 TUE (b016ywr3)

The Tales of Max Carrados 13:30 TUE (b016ywr3)

The Tales of Max Carrados 20:30 TUE (b016ywr3)

The Tales of Max Carrados 01:30 WED (b016ywr3)

The Tales of Max Carrados 06:30 WED (b016z2cw)

The Tales of Max Carrados 13:30 WED (b016z2cw)

The Tales of Max Carrados 20:30 WED (b016z2cw)

The Tales of Max Carrados 01:30 THU (b016z2cw)

The Tales of Max Carrados 06:30 THU (b017071f)

The Tales of Max Carrados 13:30 THU (b017071f)

The Tales of Max Carrados 20:30 THU (b017071f)

The Tales of Max Carrados 01:30 FRI (b017071f)

The Tales of Max Carrados 06:30 FRI (b01709qq)

The Tales of Max Carrados 13:30 FRI (b01709qq)

The Tales of Max Carrados 20:30 FRI (b01709qq)

The Wilson Dixon Line 23:00 THU (b00kr5y1)

Tomorrow, Today! 09:30 WED (b0175mdh)

Tomorrow, Today! 02:30 THU (b0175mdh)

Travelling Light 09:00 SUN (b038xpjr)

Travelling Light 17:00 SUN (b038xpjr)

Travelling Light 05:00 MON (b038xpjr)

We've Been Here Before 09:30 TUE (b00fy1g5)

We've Been Here Before 02:30 WED (b00fy1g5)

What to Do If You're Not Like Everybody Else 23:15 WED (b00tjqzx)

Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? 08:30 TUE (b007k47r)

Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? 12:30 TUE (b007k47r)

Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? 19:30 TUE (b007k47r)

When Doddy Met Ricky 08:00 SAT (b00bqm6r)

When Doddy Met Ricky 15:00 SAT (b00bqm6r)

When Doddy Met Ricky 01:00 SUN (b00bqm6r)

Winifred Holtby - Why Herbert Killed His Mother 11:00 THU (b018sr28)

Winifred Holtby - Why Herbert Killed His Mother 21:00 THU (b018sr28)

Winifred Holtby - Why Herbert Killed His Mother 04:00 FRI (b018sr28)