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SATURDAY 31 AUGUST 2013

SAT 00:00 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.


SAT 00:30 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.


SAT 00:45 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.


SAT 01:00 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.


SAT 01:30 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.


SAT 02:00 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.


SAT 02:30 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.


SAT 03:00 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.


SAT 04:00 Frederic Raphael - A Fairly Regular Four (b018ts6x)
Cheating, competition and class loom large for a male quartet of tennis players. Read by Norman Rodway.


SAT 04:15 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.


SAT 05:00 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.


SAT 05:30 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.


SAT 06:00 Martyn Wade - Gondal (b00cpvsq)
Paralleling Emily Bronte's life at Haworth with a dramatic reconstruction of Gondal, her epic fantasy world set on a Pacific island from which the ideas for 'Wuthering Heights' evolved.

Martyn Wade's play stars Diana Quick as Augusta, Janet Maw as Emily, John Rowe as Lord Eldred, Nathaniel Parker as Fernando, Clive Francis as Alfred, Linda Polan as Tabitha, Moir Leslie as Angelica, David Thorpe as Alexander, Keith Drinkel as Parry, Annabelle Lanyon as Young Emily, Eric Allan as Gerald, Bernadette Windsor as Young Charlotte and Jill Lidstone as Young Branwell.

Other parts by John Webb, Jillie Meers, Siriol Jenkins and Melanie Hudson.

Music specially composed by Elizabeth Parker of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.

Director: Cherry Cookson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1992.


SAT 07:30 The Manuscript Hunter (b00k9d7p)
Mark Whitaker profiles Thomas Staley, who, over the past 20 years, has bought the archives of many of Britain's most important living writers for the University of Texas in Austin. Staley talks about his life in literature and his controversial methods, and Mark reports on efforts to stop the continuing export of Britain's literary heritage.

A Square Dog production for BBC Radio 4.


SAT 08:00 Kenny Everett: The BBC Local Radio Years (b007k059)
Paul Rowley's documentary reveals how the wireless wizard tried to keep himself on-air after BBC Radio 1 sacked him in 1970.


SAT 09:00 Comedy Greats (b007k42m)
The Noughties

Episode 2

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

Yo! From the 21st century of radio comedy, Baz presents another six-pack of noughties favourites:

* Absolute Power
Series 3 (3/6)
Roguish Martin enters the Lords, as Charles takes on a Big Brother 'star'. Stars Stephen Fry and John Bird. From 2002.

* Fags, Mags and Bags
Series 1 (1/6) Raising Keenan
Sanjeev Kohli and Donald Mcleary's Glasgow corner shop sitcom. Owner Ramesh tackles a young tearaway. From 2007.

* The Sunday Format
Series 3 (1/4)
Celebrity eaters choose 'Desert Island Biscs'. Radio's posh paper tells all. With Alexander Armstrong, Emma Kennedy and Tracy-Ann Oberman. From 2001.

* Chain Reaction
Series 1 (2/6) Jimmy Carr interviews Matt Lucas
The deadpan funny man and comedy actor in the tag talk show, where the guest is next interviewer. From 2005.

* Linda Smith's A Brief History of Timewasting
Series 1 (2/6)
Linda Smith gets her neighbour's Jack the Ripper letters authenticated and falls foul of the mafia. With Jeremy Hardy and Don Estelle. From 2001.

* Dead Ringers
Series 6 (5/5)
More celeb sound-alikes as Thora Hird instructs James Bond and Zippy imitates Cherie Blair. Topical impressions with Jon Culshaw, Jan Ravens and Kevin Connelly. From 2002.

Produced and scripted by Peter Reed.

Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in August 2003.


SAT 12:00 Beatrice Colin - The True Story of Bonnie Parker (b039b647)
Having dropped out of high school and married at 16, the young Bonnie Parker is working as a waitress. Her life is about to change, when she meets Clyde Barrow.

Beatrice Colin's fresh look at the story of Bonnie and Clyde - using historical sources to illustrate how a series of often disastrous decisions led the former waitress from Cement City to end up as one of America's most-wanted criminals.

The press first celebrated and then reviled Bonnie Parker as her notoriety grew. Even during their lifetimes, the depiction of the couple in the press was at considerable odds with the reality of their life on the road. But most of all, this is about a doomed love affair, a 20th Romeo and Juliet, with guns.

Stars Melody Grove as Bonnie, Finn den Hertog as Clyde and Robin Laing as Mr Dove.

With Liam Brennan, James Anthony Pearson and Rosalind Sydney.

Director: Gaynor Macfarlane

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2013.


SAT 13:15 The Charm Factory (b0075cp5)
Series 1

Rags to Riches

Irene shares the screen with heart throb Hugh Lincoln. Where might this lead? Stars Tabitha Wady and Liz Frazer.


SAT 14:00 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.


SAT 14:30 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.


SAT 15:00 Kenny Everett: The BBC Local Radio Years (b007k059)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SAT 16:00 Martyn Wade - Gondal (b00cpvsq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 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.


SAT 18:00 The Man in Black (b00nlyg9)
Series 2

1. Phish Phood by Kim Newman

A silver-surfer takes on spammers – but the cyber-sharks are circling.

Kim Newman's tale is introduced by Mark Gatiss as sinister raconteur, The Man in Black.

Jim …. John Rowe
Gina …. Melissa Advani
Internet Voices …. Nyasha Hatendi & Liz Sutherland

Horrifying series of tales from The Man in Black. You might meet him at a luggage carousel in an airport, or behind the desk at an employment agency or he might approach you in the corridor of a care home.

Wherever you encounter him, he's eager to pass on his stories. Stories to unsettle and horrify. Stories to haunt you.

The Man In Black first appeared in the 1940s as the chilling voice who introduced a series of terrifying radio dramas. He returned on Radio 4 in the 1970s and then again in the late 80s/early 90s.

Producer: Gemma Jenkins

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in October 2009.


SAT 18:25 The Fanthorpe Investigations (b039b74y)
The Catacomb Phenomenon

The strange tale of the Catacomb Phenomenon.

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

Producer: Paul Arnold

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


SAT 18:30 Understand by Ted Chiang (b007jtyf)
Episode 1

After suffering a horrific accident, coma patient, Leon undergoes a brand new medical procedure - with some startling side effects...

Award-winning US writer Ted Chiang's sci-fi thriller is read by Rhashan Stone.

Producer: Gemma Jenkins

Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in December 2004.


SAT 19:00 Comedy Greats (b007k42m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 4 at the Store (b007jqg1)
Series 1

Episode 3

Stand-up at London's Comedy Store with host Simon Bligh, Rhona Cameron, Omid Djalili and Steve Gribbin. From December 1998.


SAT 22:30 Another Case of Milton Jones (b00rp1wd)
Series 4

Oil Baron and Mining Engineer

In this episode, Milton waves goodbye to the world of dance and musical theatre to pursue his dream of becoming - a miner! And then his fortunes skyrocket when he strikes oil in the middle of the ocean - on an oil tanker. Diamonds, gold, laser beams and Eastenders combine in a glamorous yet gritty tribute to Billy Elliot in "Another Case Of Milton Jones".

He's joined in his endeavours by his co-stars Tom Goodman-Hill (Camelot), Dave Lamb (Come Dine With Me) and Ingrid Oliver (Watson & Oliver).

Britain's funniest Milton and the king of the one-liner returns with a fully-working cast and a shipload of new jokes in this series of daffy comedy adventures.

Each week, Milton is a complete and utter expert at something - Top Gun aviator, Weatherman, Billy Elliot-style dancer, World-beating cyclist, mathematical genius and Extreme Travel Entrepreneur.

And each week, with absolutely no ability or competence, he plunges into a big adventure with utterly funny results.

"Milton Jones is one of Britain's best gagsmiths with a flair for creating daft yet perfect one-liners" - The Guardian
"King of the surreal one-liners" - The Times
"If you haven't caught up with Jones yet - do so!" - The Daily Mail

Written by Milton with James Cary (Think The Unthinkable, Miranda)

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


SAT 23:00 Nick Fisher - Where a Wall Once Stood (b00874x8)
A missing husband, a severed hand with a wedding ring, and extreme political activists in post-Wall Berlin. What kind of ominous mystery connects them? Stars Douglas Hodge.



SUNDAY 01 SEPTEMBER 2013

SUN 00:00 The Man in Black (b00nlyg9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 00:25 The Fanthorpe Investigations (b039b74y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:25 on Saturday]


SUN 00:30 Understand by Ted Chiang (b007jtyf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 Kenny Everett: The BBC Local Radio Years (b007k059)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:00 Beatrice Colin - The True Story of Bonnie Parker (b039b647)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 on Saturday]


SUN 03:15 The Charm Factory (b0075cp5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:15 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 Martyn Wade - Gondal (b00cpvsq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 Jo Caulfield's Speakeasy (b038x4xh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 ME Braddon - Lady Audley's Secret (Omnibus) (b039b7yy)
Episode 2

Mary Braddon continues her story, as 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 Elizabeth Braddon's novel was first published in 1862.

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

Mary Braddon.....Hattie Morahan
Lucy, Lady Audley..... Charlotte Emmerson
Robert Audley..... Alex Wyndham
Sir Michael Audley..... Sam Dale
Phoebe Marks..... Lizzy Watts
Luke Marks..... Benjamin Askew
George Talboys..... Joseph Kloska
Alicia Audley..... Perdita Weeks
Mr Dawson - Paul Rider
Mrs Vincent - Charlotte West-Oram
Tonks - Deborah McAndrew
Luke Marks - Benjamin Askew

Directed by Julie Beckett and Fiona Kelcher.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2009.


SUN 07:15 Clive James - Even As We Speak (b009x1jx)
George Russell

Clive James muses on the influence of one of his university lecturers, and the contents of his cellar.


SUN 07:30 Ed Reardon's Week (b00f9k92)
Series 5

Granddad

Comedy series by Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds.

Ed is visited by his new grandson, Smile, and is inspired to write a children's book. However, his daughter is not at all impressed with his flat.

Ed Reardon ...... Christopher Douglas
House Husband ...... Nicholas Boulton
Olive ...... Stephanie Cole
Eli ...... Lisa Coleman
Felix ...... John Fortune
Jaz ...... Philip Jackson
Pearl ...... Rita May
Ping ...... Barunka O'Shaughnessy
TV Man ...... Dan Tetsell
Tim ...... Kim Wall
Stan ...... Geoffrey Whitehead.


SUN 08:00 ITMA - It's That Man Again (b01hl2g3)
From 06/01/1949

The last episode, first aired just days before Tommy Handley's death. With Hattie Jacques and Jack Train. From January 1949.


SUN 08:30 The Men from the Ministry (b012ry04)
That's My Pigeon

A visiting dignitary gets the bird-brained bureaucrats get in a flap.

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

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

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 March 1973.


SUN 09:00 Pamela Brown - The Swish of the Curtain (b00r2l8w)
Episode 1

A group of children all share one dream, to set up their very own theatre company. Stars James Lance and Caroline Harker.


SUN 09:30 LM Montgomery - Anne of Green Gables (b00rxk51)
Episode 5

Anne goes away to college, but her heart is still in Avonlea. LM Montgomery dramatisation with Barbara Barnes, Susan Engel and Sean Baker.


SUN 10:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b039bb9t)
Illustrators

Raymond Briggs

4 Extra Debut. From Tom Waits to Dave Brubeck, illustrator Raymond Briggs shares his second castaway choices with Sue Lawley. From March 2005.


SUN 10:45 Short Stories by Francis Wyndham (b01l471g)
The Facts of Life

Francis Wyndam's three subtle stories of desire and yearning during the dark days of the second world war are matchless in tone and nuance. They centre on the young and old, on those upstairs and downstairs, on those living in town and country...

1.The Facts of Life

Young Newton never settled at the school, then he has to see the
headmaster about a rather delicate subject...

Read by Bill Nighy
Producer Duncan Minshull.


SUN 11:00 Robb Wilton: I Should Say So (b039bbjz)
Series 2

The Hospital

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 lend a medical hand?

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 May 1988.


SUN 11:15 Ambridge Extra (b039bbk1)
Series 5 - Omnibus

Episode 9

Lilian makes a bad mistake, and Dmitry is trying to prove his love.


SUN 11:45 Great Inspirations (b00b5vfp)
Lord Howe

The former foreign secretary talks to Anne Perkins about his admiration for the political message of a GK Chesterton novel.


SUN 12:00 ME Braddon - Lady Audley's Secret (Omnibus) (b039b7yy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SUN 13:15 Clive James - Even As We Speak (b009x1jx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today]


SUN 13:30 JCW Brook - The Doppelganger (b007jv9r)
Adam and Jane are off on a make-or-break second honeymoon; but at Oxford station Adam sees his possibly dead mother.

Then at the hotel he meets Beth, a 25-year-old girl with the mind of a child of seven, who looks like Jane.... "a doppelganger is your other self - your dark brother of myth, who wishes to take your place in this world..."

JCW Brook’s spine-chilling drama stars Nigel Anthony as Adam Oxton, Elizabeth Lindsay as Beth Harris, Penelope Lee as Sarah Steadman, Emily Richard as Jane Oxton, Geoffrey Collins as Ralph Steadman, Mary Wimbush as the Woman and Jack May as the Man.

Music by Paddy Kingsland of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.

Director: Ian Cotterell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1977.


SUN 15:00 ITMA - It's That Man Again (b01hl2g3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 15:30 The Men from the Ministry (b012ry04)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 16:00 Mel's Mix: The Best of The 4 O'Clock Show (b039bc15)
Mel Giedroyc introduces her best bits of this week's 4 O'Clock Show programmes, including tigers in India, the life of the camel in Oman, and sampling some delicious Chinese teas.


SUN 17:00 Pamela Brown - The Swish of the Curtain (b00r2l8w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SUN 17:30 LM Montgomery - Anne of Green Gables (b00rxk51)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


SUN 18:00 Bradbury 13 (b012qqvn)
The Screaming Woman

Has little Margaret stumbled on a murder? Ray Bradbury's vintage tale of suspense stars Rachael Jacobs and Beverly Rowland.


SUN 18:30 Kurt Vonnegut - The Euphio Question (b0088zh5)
A way of producing and harnessing happiness is revealed when a physicist plays out the sound of dark matter during a local radio programme.

The sound lulls the listeners into a state of euphoria, producing an effect not unlike a large dose of sedative.

The ethical and moral implications of marketing this new found product become evident - as the temptation to make money and control huge numbers of people proves too great.

Kurt Vonnegut's short story is read by Stuart Milligan.

One of the outstanding figures of modern US literature, Kurt Vonnegut (1922-2007) was a cult figure among students in the 1960s and 1970s with his classics of US counterculture.

The bombing of Dresden by allied forces in 1945 was the pivotal moment of his life, which informed his best-known work 'Slaughterhouse Five'.

Abridged and produced by Gemma Jenkins

Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in 2007.


SUN 19:00 Robb Wilton: I Should Say So (b039bbjz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 19:15 Ambridge Extra (b039bbk1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


SUN 19:45 Great Inspirations (b00b5vfp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:45 today]


SUN 20:00 ITMA - It's That Man Again (b01hl2g3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 20:30 The Men from the Ministry (b012ry04)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b039bb9t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


SUN 21:45 Short Stories by Francis Wyndham (b01l471g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today]


SUN 22:00 Ed Reardon's Week (b00f9k92)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 22:30 In and Out of the Kitchen (b016ljx7)
Series 1

January 1st to 5th

Mouth-watering entries from the kitchen diary of cookery writer, Damien Trench.

written by and starring Miles Jupp.

In a mixture of narrative, dialogue and recipes, Damien unflinchingly captures every angle of his day-to-day life, "no matter how grisly or, indeed, how gristly".

Damien and his partner, Anthony, deciding on their New Year's Resolutions. They start by finally making up their minds to commit to each other...namely, by signing up a builder, Mr Mullaney to install a new kitchen which Damien hopes will eventually become the food and preparation space that he's always dreamed of.

On top of all this, Anthony decides to get fit and Damien decides to do a radio programme about the French bean. But not everything goes according to plan...

Also featuring Damien's easy-to-follow recipes: for a "Super Simple" Roast Beef, cooking your own pasta, and "Marvellously Moist Muffins".

Damien Trench ...... Miles Jupp
Anthony ...... Justin Edwards
Damien's Mother ...... Selina Cadell
Mr Mullaney ...... Brendan Dempsey
Ian Frobisher ...... Philip Fox
Researcher ...... Alex Tregear

Producer: Sam Michell.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2011.


SUN 23:00 The Iguanodon (b0075cbr)
Away and Slightly to the Left

Sam Varley is looking for a lift back to the mainland when his boat is wrecked in a storm.

Mr Brook is looking for an unforgettable adventure at sea, after a lifetime in custards.

Neither of them get quite what they're expecting on a boat called 'The Iguanodon'...

Three-part comedy adventure by Paul Lucas.

Sam Varley ...... Paul Haigh
Mr Brook ...... Bernard Cribbins
Don O'Reilly ...... Dermot Crowley
Isabel ...... Rosemary Leach
The Captain ...... John Arthur
Laura ...... Sally Phillips
Harriet ...... Patsy Byrne

Producer: Jo Clegg

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1997.


SUN 23:30 Hut 33 (b00vs38k)
Series 2

Royal Visit

It's panic stations at Hut 33.

A member of the royal family is paying a visit but the top brass suspect that he might be a Nazi sympathiser. The team has to delay him and make sure he doesn't see any of the codebreaking machines.

James Cary's sitcom set at Bletchley Park - the top-secret home of the Second World War codebreakers.

Archie …. Tom Goodman-Hill
Charles …. Robert Bathurst
Gordon …. Fergus Craig
Joshua … Alex McQueen
Minka …. Olivia Colman
Mrs Best …. Lill Roughley
Duke of Kent .... Michael Fenton Stevens

Producer: Adam Bromley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2008.



MONDAY 02 SEPTEMBER 2013

MON 00:00 Bradbury 13 (b012qqvn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 00:30 Kurt Vonnegut - The Euphio Question (b0088zh5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b039bb9t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


MON 01:45 Short Stories by Francis Wyndham (b01l471g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]


MON 02:00 Robb Wilton: I Should Say So (b039bbjz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:15 Ambridge Extra (b039bbk1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Sunday]


MON 02:45 Great Inspirations (b00b5vfp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:45 on Sunday]


MON 03:00 ITMA - It's That Man Again (b01hl2g3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Sunday]


MON 03:30 JCW Brook - The Doppelganger (b007jv9r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:30 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Pamela Brown - The Swish of the Curtain (b00r2l8w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 LM Montgomery - Anne of Green Gables (b00rxk51)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 Falco (b00qyr9t)
The Iron Hand of Mars

Episode 4

After making enquiries with Claudia, the missing legate's mistress, Falco decides he has to cross the Rhine into Barbarian territory. Accompanied by Justinus, Helveticus and a motley crew of raw recruits, he sets off on his most dangerous journey yet.

Things begin to look ominous when they find a deserted Roman camp in the heart of the forest.

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

Dramatised by Mary Cutler.

Directed at BBC Birmingham by Peter Leslie Wild.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2007.


MON 06:30 Trueman and Riley (b00j5hpz)
Series 2

1. The Road to Nowhere

An upsurge of burglary on one street sees detective duo, Trueman and Riley, probe an odd deception amongst students.

Set in Leeds, the return of Brian B Thompson's ill-matched coppers sees them trying to climb back up the career ladder.

The duo began life on BBC Radio 4 in 2002, with Detective Inspector Trueman called back to work after a nervous breakdown in order to solve a high profile murder case, backed up by Detective Superintendent Riley. This was followed by three new plays in 2005 them more series made for BBC Radio 7.

DI Trueman …. Robert Daws
DS Riley …. Duncan Preston
Holly …. Laura Molyneux
Carol Munsthorpe …. Hannah Storey
Nic Jeune …. Malcolm Tierney
Harry …. Benjamin Askew
Marty Reynolds …. Matt Addis

Director: Toby Swift

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in March 2009.


MON 07:00 Double Income, No Kids Yet (b007xrsn)
Series 2

Episode 2

When Lucy joins a school reunion website and is contacted by an old classmate, youthful indiscretions return to haunt Daniel's best friend Andy.

Starring David Tennant and Elizabeth Carling.

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
Amanda ....... Nasreen Hussain

Producer: Liz Anstee.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2002.


MON 07:30 Just a Minute (b038xmf6)
Series 67

Episode 3

Just how hard can it be to talk for 60 seconds with no hesitation, repetition or deviation? Join Sue Perkins, Russell Kane, Paul Merton and new player Henry Blofeld find out. Recorded at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.


MON 08:00 Round the Horne (b007jsvw)
Series 3

Episode 9

Kenneth Horne hosts a special tribute to the passing of J Peasmold Gruntfuttock. Mr Horne also pops into Bona Press to varda the tomes of Julian and Sandy.

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

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

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

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

Producer: John Simmonds

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in April 1967.


MON 08:30 Ray's a Laugh (b007jrr2)
From 01/11/1949

Ted and Kitty bicker over too much toothpaste, plus news of a curious will.

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 and 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 November 1949.


MON 09:00 Cowards (b00776sr)
Series 1

Episode 1

Talking coins and cows in the bizarre world of the comedy sketch show team.

Featuring the talents of writers and performers Tom Basden, Stefan Golaszewski , Tim Key and Lloyd Woolf.

Producer: Victoria Lloyd

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2007.


MON 09:30 Cabin Pressure (b00cm9p6)
Series 1

Douz

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

Carolyn finds she’s taken more on board than she meant to when the Scottish Cricket Team, a Frenchman and the Sahara Desert all run out of petrol...

Carolyn Knapp-Shappey ...... Stephanie Cole
1st Officer Douglas Richardson ...... Roger Allam
Captain Martin Crieff ...... Benedict Cumberbatch
Arthur Shappey ...... John Finnemore
Yves Jutteau ...... John Sessions
Habib ...... Ali Amadi.
Captain Jessop ...... Rufus Jones
Lachlan ...... Robert Harley

Written by John Finnemore

Produced & directed by David Tyler

A Pozzitive production for the BBC

www.pozzitive.co.uk


MON 10:00 Classic Serial (b00pj463)
Edith Wharton - The Custom of the Country

Episode 1

Dramatisation by Jane Rogers of Edith Wharton's 1913 satire of marriage and money in early 20th-century American society.

When the beautiful Undine Spragg arrives in New York, she sets her sights on Ralph Marvell, but will he live up to her expectations?

Undine Spragg ...... Rebecca Night
Mrs Spragg ...... Barbara Barnes
Mrs Heeny ...... Lorelei King
Abner Spragg/Popple ...... Jonathan Keeble
Peter Van Degan ...... William Houston
Mr Dagonet ...... Paul McCleary
Laura Fairford ...... Provence Maydew
Elmer Moffatt ...... Tom Hollander
Ralph Marvell ...... Dan Stevens
Mabel Lipscombe ...... Tessa Nicholson

Directed by Nadia Molinari.


MON 11:00 The Interview (b00770d8)
The Nut House

A gunman walks into a vegetarian restaurant in Edinburgh. Short story written and read by comedian Ian MacPherson. From October 2006.


MON 11:15 Loose Ends (b039825w)
Shirley Anne Field, Peter Rosengard, Peter Millar, Nica Burns, Robin Ince, Kathryn Williams, Rob Heron

Clive spends an evening with actress Shirley Anne Field, who's starring in a dramatisation of 'Saturday Night and Sunday Morning'. Shirley originally played Doreen in the 1960 film about a rebellious, hard-living factory worker juggling relationships with two women. She now takes the role of Aunt Ada on Radio 4, as part of their 'British New Wave' season.

Clive's no stranger to author and founder of London's Comedy Store, Peter Rosengard, who surprisingly holds one of the longest standing Guinness World Records for selling the world's largest life insurance policy for $100m! Peter's memoir 'Talking to Strangers' charts the extraordinary adventures of his unexpectedly glamorous life.

Robin Ince boards the 'Slow Train To Guantanamo' with journalist and author Peter Millar, whose new book is a railway odyssey through Cuba. Travelling from Havana with ordinary Cubans, sharing anecdotes, life stories and political opinions, to the far end of the island where Peter finds a more modern blot of American history, the Guantanamo naval base and detention camp.

Clive chats to Queen of Edinburgh comedy, Nica Burns, fresh from producing the Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards, which she has run for almost thirty years. Nica talks about what it takes to win the prestigious award and about her life as the influential owner of London theatres, sharing strong views on the current state of the West End - and on the Comedy Business.

With music from the relentlessly upbeat Rob Heron and The Teapad Orchestra, who perform 'Hot Bath' from their album 'Money Isn't Everything'.

And a welcome return to Kathryn Williams, who performs 'Heart Shaped Stone' from her album 'Crown Electric'.

Producer: Sukey Firth.


MON 12:00 Round the Horne (b007jsvw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 Ray's a Laugh (b007jrr2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 Falco (b00qyr9t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 Trueman and Riley (b00j5hpz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 Christine de Pizan - The Book of the City of Ladies (b007jq0h)
Episode 1

Christine de Pizan's allegorical fantasy about building a fortress for women from valour, virtue and wisdom. Stars Kathryn Hunt.


MON 14:15 On Your Bike (b00yhxbp)
Between the Wars

The fitness and outdoor movements of the 1930's coupled with the advent of cheaper mass produced bicycles brought the freedom of the open road to the working classes

Presenter: Martin Ellis

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


MON 14:30 Dirk Bogarde - Jericho (b008s3b9)
Episode 6

With his brother still missing, William meets Brent Miller and learns how a key opens more than just a door. Read by the author.


MON 14:45 Paul Collins - Banvard's Folly (b010txvb)
Banvard's Folly

Once the world's most famous painter, John Banvard died penniless - why? The stories of forgotten people read by Andrew Sachs.


MON 15:00 Classic Serial (b00pj463)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b039c633)
Mel introduces another BBC Family Prom, recorded live at the Royal College of Music.


MON 17:00 The Little World of Don Camillo (b00ttslq)
Series 3

Thunder and the Ugly Madonna

The Italian priest finds beauty in the most unattractive of circumstances. Stars Joss Ackland and Ian Hogg. From April 2003.


MON 17:30 Double Income, No Kids Yet (b007xrsn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 18:00 Haunted (b01qkpqr)
Little Girl Lost by Rosemary Timperley

Her daughter-in-law is worried. Can Mrs Grove really talk with her husband beyond the grave?

A series of stories of the Supernatural.

Rosemary Timperley's tale dramatised by Derek Hoddinott.

Sally ..... Jenny Linden
Herbert ..... John Carson
Mrs Grove ..... Ruth Dunning
Janet ..... Bernadette Windsor
Doctor / John Grove ..... Adrian Egan

Director: Derek Hoddinott

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in October 1979.


MON 18:30 Franz Kafka - Metamorphosis (b007jwnt)
Episode 1

Gregor Samsa wakes one day to find himself hideously transformed into a monstrous insect. His family react with horror at his bizarre transformation but this slowly turns to revulsion - and then monstrous indifference - as he is left to quietly waste away in his bedroom.

First published in 1912, Benedict Cumberbatch reads Franz Kafka's classic novel in four parts.

Franz Kafka (1883-1924) ranks among the 20th century's most acclaimed writers. He is often cited as the author whose works best evoke the concerns and preoccupations of modern life. The world in his stories is portrayed as one in which the fantastic is entirely normal, the irrational is rational, and the unreasonable seems reasonable. As Ernst Pawel wrote in his biography of the writer, "Kafka articulates the anguish of being human."

Kafka, although Czech and living in Prague, which was then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, spoke fluent German and Czech and actually wrote in German and thought it his mother tongue. The tensions between those who spoke German and those who spoke Czech were a direct reflection of the rise of nationalism and the quest for national identity.

Metamorphosis was translated by Richard Stokes. Abridged and produced by Gemma Jenkins.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra in 2006.


MON 19:00 Round the Horne (b007jsvw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 Ray's a Laugh (b007jrr2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 Falco (b00qyr9t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 Trueman and Riley (b00j5hpz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 The Interview (b00770d8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:15 Loose Ends (b039825w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


MON 22:00 Just a Minute (b038xmf6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 Cowards (b00776sr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 23:00 Bremner's One Question Quiz (b038zhbc)
Is Our Democracy Working?

Rory Bremner's new weekly satirical comedy takes one big contemporary question each week and attempts to answer it.

Regular panellists Andy Zaltzman and Nick Doody are joined this week by guests Debra Stephenson and political historian Dr David Runciman, as Rory asks "Is Our Democracy Working"?

Rory's mantra is that it's as important to make sense out of things as it is to make fun of them - only then will people laugh at the truth. So 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.

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


MON 23:30 Absolute Power (b007q93w)
Series 1

Episode 3

Prentis McCabe - the machiavellian doctors of spin – get involved in the race for London Mayor.

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
Colin McFarlane
Hugh Parker

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2000.



TUESDAY 03 SEPTEMBER 2013

TUE 00:00 Haunted (b01qkpqr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 Franz Kafka - Metamorphosis (b007jwnt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 Falco (b00qyr9t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 Trueman and Riley (b00j5hpz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 Cowards (b00776sr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 Cabin Pressure (b00cm9p6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 Classic Serial (b00pj463)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 The Interview (b00770d8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:15 Loose Ends (b039825w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 The Little World of Don Camillo (b00ttslq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 Double Income, No Kids Yet (b007xrsn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 Falco (b00r32wz)
The Iron Hand of Mars

Episode 5

Roman detective Falco and his fellow prisoners are marched through the forest and finally meet the legendary Celtic priestess Veleda.

Justinus takes matters into his own hands when he volunteers to negotiate with her, but Falco is worried that he doesn't fully understand the implications of the meeting.

Starring Anton Lesser as Marcus Didius Falco, Gary Lewis as Helveticus and Oliver Hembrough as Justinus.

Dramatised by Mary Cutler.
Directed at BBC Birmingham by Peter Leslie Wild.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2007.


TUE 06:30 Trueman and Riley (b00j5lbm)
Series 2

2. The Three Degrees

As detective pair Trueman and Riley probe an ex-student’s near-drowning in Leeds, they unearth an old secret.

Brian B Thompson's ill-matched detective duo starring Robert Daws and Duncan Preston.

DI Trueman …. Robert Daws
DS Riley …. Duncan Preston
Paul Balfe …. Jonathan Tafler
Jane Balfe …. Caroline Guthrie
Nick Cahill …. Paul Rider

Director: Toby Swift

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in March 2009.


TUE 07:00 Mr Finchley Goes to Paris (b007k087)
Episode 5

Back in London, Robert gets into trouble and the solicitor's clerk receives an unlikely visitor.

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

Robert Gillespie ...... James Cohen
Mrs Crantell ...... Anna Cropper
Marie Peters ...... Serena Evans
Mr Barker ...... John Bird

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 Clare in the Community (b038xtdd)
Edinburgh Special: In Treatment

Clare and Brian's relationship has always been fraught but with communication at an all time low the couple try relationship counselling. A one-off episode recorded in Edinburgh at the Festival.

Sally Phillips is Clare Barker the social worker who has all the right jargon but never a practical solution. A control freak, Clare likes nothing better than interfering in other people's lives on both a professional and personal basis. Clare is in her thirties, white, middle class and heterosexual, all of which are occasional causes of discomfort to her.

Clare struggles to control both her professional and private life and in this special one-off episode recorded at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival - Clare's professional life is impacting on her personal life as she and Brian seek help with their relationship. After all, Clare gives of herself everyday at work - is it her fault there's little left for Brian's dreary problems at the end of the day?

In Treatment - Cast

Written by Harry Venning
Producer: Katie Tyrrell.


TUE 08:00 The Goon Show (b007qzrx)
Series 5

The Case of the Missing Heir

As a Dimberger, Neddie Seagoon sets out to dethrone a Heidelberger...

Groundbreaking, surreal BBC radio comedy written by Spike Milligan.

Starring:

Peter Sellers
Harry Secombe
Spike Milligan

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

With the Ray Ellington Quartet and Max Geldray.

Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott.

Announcer: Wallace Greenslade

Producer: Peter Eton

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in January 1955.


TUE 08:30 Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (b007jrt7)
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

Terry is not keen to meet any of Bob's snobbish friends.

Starring James Bolam as Terry Collier, Rodney Bewes as Bob Ferris and Brigit Forsyth as Thelma Chambers.

With Sheila Fearn, Olive Milbourne, Julian Holloway and Gretta Gouriet.

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 (b038zhbc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:30 We've Been Here Before (b00fz84k)
Series 2

Episode 3

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.

Mark Steel and David Quantick battle it out against John O'Farrell and Chris Addison.

Producer: Ed Morrish

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2004.


TUE 10:00 Classic Serial (b00pnp9c)
Edith Wharton - The Custom of the Country

Episode 2

Dramatisation by Jane Rogers of Edith Wharton's 1913 satire of marriage and money in early-20th century American society.

Leaving her husband and child in New York, Undine travels to Paris where she meets a charming French aristocrat.

Mrs Heeny ...... Lorelei King
Elmer Moffatt ...... Tom Hollander
Undine Spragg ...... Rebecca Night
Mrs Spragg ...... Barbara Barnes
Abner Spragg ...... Jonathan Keeble
Ralph Marvell ...... Dan Stevens
Clare Van Degen ...... Lucy Gaskell
Peter Van Degan ...... William Houston
Mabel Lipscombe ...... Tessa Nicholson
Laura Fairford/Princess Estradina ...... Provence Maydew
Raymond De Chelles ...... Joseph Kloska

Directed by Nadia Molinari.


TUE 11:00 The Interview (b00770ds)
The Last Comeback

An aging diva is about to be interviewed by her occasional lover. But he's indisposed. Sian Preece short story read by Joanna Tope. From October 2006.


TUE 11:15 Sherlock Holmes (b007k4c6)
The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Series 1

The Saviour of Cripplegate Square

The sleuth recalls the case of an extraordinary man helping to solve a diabolical crime. Stars Clive Merrison and Andrew Sachs.


TUE 12:00 The Goon Show (b007qzrx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (b007jrt7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 Falco (b00r32wz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 Trueman and Riley (b00j5lbm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 Christine de Pizan - The Book of the City of Ladies (b007m9j0)
Episode 2

Building the walls and visions of valour. Christine de Pizan's allegorical fantasy of a fortress for women. With Kathryn Hunt.


TUE 14:15 Ambridge Extra (b039d0t4)
Series 5

Episode 19

Brenda worries, but Lilian sees getting the phone from Leonid as the only way she can prove to Matt they are still a team. She flirts with Leonid and arranges to meet him. He takes her out to lunch and is charming, inviting her to his house in Surrey. Lilian accepts his offer in the hope of getting the phone.

Meanwhile in Scotland, Matt's busy trying to get more information out of Robin regarding his contract and the deal. He plays the big businessman, telling Robin he uses Lilian's business in order to launder his own deals and claiming he's getting the forensic report on Nikolai's death. Robin panics and calls Leonid, claiming he thinks Matt is the one leading the hostile takeover. Leonid tells Robin to sort Matt out. The next day on the shoot, Robin points his gun at Matt and tells him to call his broker and call off the deal. Matt has no idea what he's talking about but when his phone rings he answers and pretends it's his broker. It's actually Tatyana and in front of Robin Matt improvises and tells her to call off the hostile takeover. Tatyana realises he is with Robin and in danger. She tells him to drive to Inverness airport as soon as he can and she will arrange a plane. She adds that his contract is worth 8% of the development and tells him not to give it to anyone. When Matt comes off the phone Robin tells him he'd better not be lying: Lilian is going to arrive at Leonid's about now and if they find out he hasn't told the truth... Matt walks away from him, trying to remain calm.

Cast:

Matt Crawford ..... Kim Durham
Lilian Bellamy ..... Sunny Ormonde
Brenda Tucker ..... Amy Shindler
Tatiana ..... Larissa Kouznetsova
Leonid ..... Boris Isarov
Robin ..... Anton Lesser

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


TUE 14:30 Dirk Bogarde - Jericho (b008s4ck)
Episode 7

William Caldicott learns about his missing brother James's unconventional lovelife in Provence. Read by the author.


TUE 14:45 Paul Collins - Banvard's Folly (b010v381)
The Man With N-Ray Eyes

Distinguished French physicist Rene Blondlot is now unknown - why? The stories of forgotten people read by Andrew Sachs.


TUE 15:00 Classic Serial (b00pnp9c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b039d0t6)
Mel introduces the first part of John Yeoman's story, The Boy Who Sprouted Antlers.


TUE 17:00 For Better or for Worse (b00v2smk)
Series 3

Episode 4

A saucy letter sparks suspicions for Iris. Is Bernard having an affair? Stars Su Pollard and Gorden Kaye. From February 1996.


TUE 17:30 Mr Finchley Goes to Paris (b007k087)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 18:00 Haunted (b01qkt50)
Walk on the Water by Rosemary Timperley

A salutary lesson about talking to strangers, as a young girl finds her whole life blighted by one encounter.

A series of stories of the Supernatural.

Rosemary Timperley's tale dramatised by Derek Hoddinott.

Rachel ..... Anna Cooper
Mother ..... Ursula Howells
Father ..... Jack May
Peter ..... David Ashford
Man ..... Brian Hewlett

With Brian Haines, Trevor Cooper and Leonard Fenton.

Director: Derek Hoddinott

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in November 1979.


TUE 18:30 Franz Kafka - Metamorphosis (b007k3r4)
Episode 2

Gregor is adapting to his new insect form, but his shocked family find it harder to accept. Read by Benedict Cumberbatch.


TUE 19:00 The Goon Show (b007qzrx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (b007jrt7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 Falco (b00r32wz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 Trueman and Riley (b00j5lbm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 The Interview (b00770ds)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 21:15 Sherlock Holmes (b007k4c6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


TUE 22:00 Clare in the Community (b038xtdd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 The Mark Steel Lecture (b007k482)
Series 1

Charlie Chaplin

Radical comic Mark Steel profile the fascinating life and character of the legendary silent film star, Charlie Chaplin.

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

With Melanie Hudson and Martin Hyder.

Producer: Phil Clarke

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1999.


TUE 23:00 Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! (b018jbpr)
Series 3

Arthur Goes Camping

The bumbling veteran prepares to face the elements, but can he survive the wilderness? Stars Steve Delaney. From January 2008.


TUE 23:30 Sir Ralph Stanza's Letter from Salford (b00767xp)
Series 1

The Best Page is a Rampage

The new poet-in-residence has a run-in with 'the man', which gets his creative juices flowing. Stars James Quinn. From May 2002.


TUE 23:45 The Shuttleworths (b007jm35)
Series 2

Wireless Wanderings (Part One)

Sheffield’s aspiring singer/songwriter John Shuttleworth and his agent Ken roam the radio airwaves.

Featuring Alistair Cook’s Letter From America, Timothy Bentinck and Norman Painting from 'The Archers' and Sue Lawley from 'Desert Island Discs'

Written and performed by Graham Fellows. With Charlotte Green.

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1995.



WEDNESDAY 04 SEPTEMBER 2013

WED 00:00 Haunted (b01qkt50)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 Franz Kafka - Metamorphosis (b007k3r4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 Falco (b00r32wz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 Trueman and Riley (b00j5lbm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 Bremner's One Question Quiz (b038zhbc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


WED 02:30 We've Been Here Before (b00fz84k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 Classic Serial (b00pnp9c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 The Interview (b00770ds)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:15 Sherlock Holmes (b007k4c6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 For Better or for Worse (b00v2smk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 Mr Finchley Goes to Paris (b007k087)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 Falco (b00r35gz)
The Iron Hand of Mars

Episode 6

Just as he thinks his mission is drawing to a close, Falco has a fateful encounter with a missing legate and a giant Celtic bull. But he doesn't manage to close the case without the help of his resourceful girlfriend Helena, and the intervention of a small child.

Starring Anton Lesser as Marcus Didius Falco, Anna Madeley as Helena Justina, Gary Lewis as Helveticus 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.


WED 06:30 Trueman and Riley (b00j622b)
Series 2

3. A Man's World

Back at CID, Trueman and Riley suspect a male hospital midwife of petty thefts from pregnant women.

Brian B Thompson's ill-matched detective duo starring Robert Daws and Duncan Preston.

DI Trumen …. Robert Daws
DS Riley …. Duncan Preston
Nurse …. Benjamin Askew
Eileen …. Caroline Guthrie
Tiffany …. Lizzy Watts
Mark Jefferson …. Stephen Critchlow
Sarah Haddon …. Janice Acquah
Dan …. Stephen Hogan

Director: Toby Swift

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in March 2009.


WED 07:00 North East of Eden (b01h0kpm)
Cinema Paradiso

Marcia decides to inject a little culture into Paradise and starts a film club.

But will French art triumph over Mad Max III? Probably not.

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 …. James Garbutt
Mrs Peevis …. Jean Southern
Ralph …. Stephen Thirkeld
William …. Sammy Johnson

Producer: Kathy Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1997.


WED 07:30 My Teenage Diary (b038yk71)
Series 5

Vanessa Feltz

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 broadcaster Vanessa Feltz, who revisits her teenage years in North London. She spent her holidays packing knickers for her father's lingerie firm, and a lot of the rest of the time daydreaming about being married to her teenage boyfriend.

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


WED 08:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007n162)
Series 4

Anna and the King of Siam

The 1956 musical film release of 'The King and I' inspires the lad's own unmusical and argumentative version.

Starring Tony Hancock.

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

Audio recovered in the BBC Archive Treasure Hunt.

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 (b010hcq2)
Series 7

Episode 3

New town education - and Professor Prune's time travel adventure continues in Elizabethan England...

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 Winston (b007tbrv)
Winston in Europe

Don't Gush, Nancy

Father wants to move again. He's got the wanderlust. He's had enough of England. You can't get decent eccles cakes here any longer...

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

Director: Shaun MacLoughlin.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1992.


WED 09:30 Tomorrow, Today! (b0178s5n)
Series 2

Prey of the Bog Monster

The show avoids censorship by becoming an outside broadcast.

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
Veronica Walters ...... Johannah Tincey
Henderson ...... Ben Crowe.

Producer: Liz Webb

First broadcast on Radio 4 in February 2008.


WED 10:00 Classic Serial (b00psqvj)
Edith Wharton - The Custom of the Country

Episode 3

Dramatisation by Jane Rogers of Edith Wharton's 1913 satire of marriage and money in early-20th century American society.

Undine's plans to secure a better future for herself move on apace, but will she ever find real happiness?

Mrs Heeny ...... Lorelei King
Elmer Moffatt ...... Tom Hollander
Ralph Marvell ...... Dan Stevens
Undine Spragg ...... Rebecca Night
Marquise de Chelles ...... Olwen May
Raymond de Chelles ...... Joseph Kloska
Princess Estradina ...... Provence Maydew
Paul ...... Daniel Rogers

Directed by Nadia Molinari.


WED 11:00 The Interview (b00770fb)
Scissors, Paper, Stone

A man with a passion for stones falls foul of a ruthless authority. Shiromi Pinto's short story read by Vicki Liddelle. From October 2006.


WED 11:15 Neil Brand - Righteous Brothers (b0076cxn)
Harmony is the joyful noise that Brother Caradoc wishes to offer to the Lord, and he dreams of taking his fellow monks to a higher musical plane with him.

But if plainsong is the rule, is he inspired by God - or sent by the Tempter?

Neil Brand's drama stars Tom George as Brother Caradoc, Ioan Meredith as Brother Esmonde, Clive Swift as Methuselah, Peter Kenny as Brother Alyn, David Timson as the Precentor, John Woodvine as the Abbot and Carolyn as Lady Emma.

Director: Ned Chaillet

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2003.


WED 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007n162)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b010hcq2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 Falco (b00r35gz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 Trueman and Riley (b00j622b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 Christine de Pizan - The Book of the City of Ladies (b007mb45)
Episode 3

The brilliance of women's minds, and a Temple of Female Learning. Christine de Pizan's allegorical fantasy. With Kathryn Hunt.


WED 14:15 On Your Bike (b00yhxbr)
Frugal Years

With petrol rationing during WW2 the bicycle came into its own again to be followed by a golden age of cycling in the 1950's as the nation emerges from the darkness of war

Presenter: Martin Ellis

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


WED 14:30 Dirk Bogarde - Jericho (b008tx1t)
Episode 8

Shocked William starts to wonder whether Florence was aware of James's other life. Read by the author.


WED 14:45 Paul Collins - Banvard's Folly (b010v5f4)
The Clever Dullard

What made William Henry Ireland the toast of London society? The stories of forgotten people read by Andrew Sachs.


WED 15:00 Classic Serial (b00psqvj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b039d45c)
Mel gets the lowdown on the only population of reindeers in the UK, and introduces the second part of John Yeoman's story The Boy Who Sprouted Antlers.


WED 17:00 Are You From the Bugle? (b01hpx3f)
The Drama Began

Graham is starting a new job as a local cub reporter. What could possibly go wrong?

John Gradwell's six-part sitcom about life in Butterthwaite's local newspaper office.

Bert Ball …. Jeffrey Holland
Graham Carpenter …. Robert Beck
Brenda Thistlethwaite …. Frances Jeater
Arnold Beasley …. David Ryall
Vicky Cox …. Sue Devaney
Lawrence Stevens …. Dean Williamson

All other parts played by Rachel Atkins and Mark Gatiss.

Producer: Kathy Smith.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1996.


WED 17:30 North East of Eden (b01h0kpm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 18:00 Haunted (b01qlclc)
The Dream Woman by Wilkie Collins

Isaac lives in constant fear of a knife-wielding female. But is she of this Earth - or from beyond the grave?

A series of stories of the Supernatural.

Wilkie Collins's tale dramatised by Derek Hoddinott.

Isaac ...... Charles Kay
Rebecca ...... Maureen O'Brien
Doctor ...... Richard Bebb
Landlord ...... Douglas Blackwell
Mrs Stratchard ...... Katherine Parr

With David Timson and Danny Schiller.

Director: Derek Hoddinott

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in November 1979.


WED 18:30 Franz Kafka - Metamorphosis (b007k3xn)
Episode 3

Now a monstrous insect, Gregor strives to stay close to his family - but his father turns on him. Read by Benedict Cumberbatch.

PROMOTION NOTE

"When Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from troubled dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a monstrous insect."

This shocking opening introduces one of the twentieth century's most famous stories.

Gregor's family react with horror at his bizarre transformation but their horror slowly turns to revulsion and then monstrous indifference as he is left to quietly waste away in his bedroom.

Metamorphosis was first published in 1912.

Benedict Cumberbatch reads this surreal classic in four parts.

Stage and screen actor, Benedict Cumberbatch was Bafta nominated for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in the BBC TV drama, "Hawking". Most recently he appeared in the TV dramatisation of William Golding's seafaring trilogy, "To The Ends of The Earth". He also won critical acclaim playing Hedda's husband, George, in last year's West End production of "Hedda Gabler".

Franz Kafka (1883-1924) ranks among the twentieth-century's most acclaimed writers. He is often cited as the author whose works best evoke the concerns and preoccupations of modern life. The world in his stories is portrayed as one in which the fantastic is entirely normal, the irrational is rational, and the unreasonable seems reasonable. As Ernst Pawel wrote in his biography of the writer, "Kafka articulates the anguish of being human."

Translated by Richard Stokes

(Abridged and produced by Gemma Jenkins).


WED 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007n162)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b010hcq2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 Falco (b00r35gz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 Trueman and Riley (b00j622b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 The Interview (b00770fb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 21:15 Neil Brand - Righteous Brothers (b0076cxn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


WED 22:00 My Teenage Diary (b038yk71)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 Armando Iannucci's Charm Offensive (b007wvrn)
Series 2

Episode 2

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


WED 23:00 Josie Long: All of the Planet's Wonders (b00hqhzh)
The Enlightenment

Josie explores the history of collecting things and discovers the Enlightenment.

She tries to defy her student past, by becoming more scientific and takes controversial anatomist Professor Gunther von Hagens to task for being a "demon with ready access to plasticine".

With Maeve Higgins, Henning Wehn and Daniel Harkin.

Producer Colin Anderson

First broadcast BBC Radio 4 in February 2009.


WED 23:15 What to Do If You're Not Like Everybody Else (b00tmtwm)
Series 1

Communication

Andrew Lawrence examines the difficulties of human interaction and communication.

A four part mini-series of short 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.

From South London comedy club 'Up The Creek'.

Written by Andrew Lawrence.

Producer: Jane Berthoud

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2010.


WED 23:30 The Harpoon (b007k4lf)
Series 1

Episode 2

A special 'Looking Ahead to Autumn' issue of your nostalgic favourite weekly paper.

With Julian Dutton, Peter Baynham, Alistair McGowan, Mary Elliot-Nelson and Bryonie Pritchard.

Producer: Sarah Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1991.



THURSDAY 05 SEPTEMBER 2013

THU 00:00 Haunted (b01qlclc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 Franz Kafka - Metamorphosis (b007k3xn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 Falco (b00r35gz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 Trueman and Riley (b00j622b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 Winston (b007tbrv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 Tomorrow, Today! (b0178s5n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 Classic Serial (b00psqvj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 The Interview (b00770fb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:15 Neil Brand - Righteous Brothers (b0076cxn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 Are You From the Bugle? (b01hpx3f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 North East of Eden (b01h0kpm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 A Charles Paris Mystery (b00q43nx)
Cast in Order of Disappearance

Episode 1

by Jeremy Front based on the novel by Simon Brett
Bill Nighy returns as actor, dipsomaniac and amateur sleuth. A vampire film is claiming victims on set and off.

CHARLES PARIS....BILL NIGHY
JODIE.........MARTINE MCCUTCHEON
FRANCES.......SUZANNE BURDEN
MAURICE.......JON GLOVER
JULIET.........TILLY GAUNT
ELSPETH........KATE LAYDEN
ZOE.........TESSA NICHOLSON
DJ..........PIERS WEHNER
Producer - Sally Avens

Another chance to hear the latest Charles paris series. Bill Nighy stars as the actor cum amateur sleuth with a love of the bottle and the female form. In this series he has uncharacteristically landed a part in a film 'The Wreathing' where he's playing a middle management vampire opposite swimwear model turned actress Jodie Ricks played by Martine McCutcheon. Before long Jodie has confided to Charles that she's the victim of a blackmail scam and things take an even nastier turn when it appears that someone wants Jodie dead.
Never one to resist a maiden in distress Charles sets about trying to solve the mystery.


THU 06:30 Trueman and Riley (b00j6bh2)
Series 2

4. The Other Chic

Passions run high as detectives Trueman and Riley tackle an arson attack on a lingerie shop in Leeds.

Brian B Thompson's ill-matched detective duo starring Robert Daws and Duncan Preston.

DI Trueman …. Robert Daws
DS Riley …. Duncan Preston
Rachel Hammond …. Melanie Kilburn
Colin Teague …. Philip Fox

Director: Toby Swift

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra in March 2009.


THU 07:00 The Older Woman (b039by7w)
Series 2

Episode 2

Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger have changed their image from tough-talking, macho men to gentle, child-caring new men.... can Roy follow suit in his own home movie?

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 and Rebecca Front as Mrs Churchill.

Other parts by Peter Serafinowicz and Susannah Corbett.

Producer: Paul Schlesinger:

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1994.


THU 07:30 Meet David Sedaris (b01npb83)
Series 3

Rubbish; Jesus Shaves

The multi-award winning American essayist brings more of his wit and charm to BBC Radio 4 with the final edition in a series of audience readings. This week moving to the British countryside has its downsides exposed in "Rubbish" and the eye-opening experience of learning French at a Paris language school is considered in "Jesus Shaves".

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


THU 08:00 Dad's Army (b007q93v)
Series 1

No Spring for Frazer

When Private Frazer loses a Lewis gun's butterfly spring, he must track down a coffin.

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, Arnold Ridley as Private Godfrey, Bill Pertwee as ARP Warden Hodges, Joan Cooper as Miss Barker and Timothy Bateson as Mr Blewitt. 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 June 1974.


THU 08:30 Hello Cheeky (b00djnq5)
From 19/05/1973

A very early TV prototype of BBC 3 and an unusual crime to solve for Sherlock Holmes.

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 May 1973.


THU 09:00 Any Other Business (b012rb49)
Episode 1

After the local elections, Chesbury is in uproar. The undefeatable have been defeated, while the unelectable have been elected - and it looks like the unspeakable will become Mayor...

Lucy Flannery's local government sitcom stars Nelson David, John Duttine, James Grout, Rosy Fordham, Nick Hardy, Howard Lew Lewis, Toby Longworth, Jan Ravens, Vivienne Rochester and June Whitfield.

Producer: Liz Anstee

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1995.


THU 09:30 The Cavity Within (b007709x)
Episode 1

Marty has finally settled on a life in dentistry, like his father and grandfather before him. But the dysfunctional practice he's joined seems to have its own cavity within. Will he have the patients?

Written by Jim Poyser

Starring Chris O'Dowd as Marty, Jeff Rawle as Pete, Mark Straker as Tim, Christine Kavanagh as Anna, John Rowe as Mr Holmes, Emma Noakes as Sarah, Tracy Wiles as Mum and Sam Dale as Mr Burgess.

Director: Peter Kavanagh

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2006.


THU 10:00 Classic Serial (b00tt3x1)
Emile Zola - The Ladies' Delight

Episode 1

Business, ambition and fashion all collide in Emile Zola's colourful love story - set in the hustle and excitement of the expansion of one of Paris' first department stores.

Dramatised in two-parts by Carine Adler.

When innocent provincial girl Denise arrives in Paris, she quickly catches the eye of the notorious seducer of women, Octave Mouret. Despite her uncle's disapproval, Denise accepts a job at Mouret's ever expanding department store The Ladies' Delight.

Narrator.....David Hargreaves
Denise.....Georgia King
Mouret.....Lee Williams
Bourdoncle.....Conrad Nelson
Baudu.....Nicholas Blane
Old Bourras/Baron/Vincard.....Will Tacey
Jean/Bauge.....Stephen Hoyle
Deloche/Colomban.....Michael Hugo
Mme Aurelie/Mme Baudu.....Clare Beck
Mme Desforges.....Melissa Jane Sinden
Mme Marty/Pauline.....Maeve Larkin
Clara.....Chantelle Dean
Genevieve/Margueritte/Mme Boves.....Polly Lister

Director: Stefan Escreet
Producer: Charlotte Riches

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2010.


THU 11:00 The Interview (b00770fs)
Sing for Your Supper

Shona thought she had won the lottery. But then reality kicked in. Nick Brooks short story read by Una McLean. From October 2006.


THU 11:15 Juliet Ace - Dead-Heading the Roses (b0076j6q)
Naval officer's wife, Ariadne Fitz-John has become the benign queen of death, arranging tasteful memorial services - which will include her husband George's send-off.

But before his departure, her husband has plotted a final surprise...

Stars Jill Balcon as Ariadne Fitz-John and her real son, Daniel Day-Lewis as Felix Brown.

With Cheryl Campbell as Phyliss Beacon, William Hootkins as Ephraim Cohn, Graham Crowden as George Fitz-John and Lucy Carol Jenkins as William the bulldog.

Sparkling drama specially written by Juliet Ace to celebrate Jill Balcon's 60th year of performing on radio.

Director: Ned Chaillet

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2003.


THU 12:00 Dad's Army (b007q93v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 Hello Cheeky (b00djnq5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 A Charles Paris Mystery (b00q43nx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 Trueman and Riley (b00j6bh2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 Christine de Pizan - The Book of the City of Ladies (b007md2c)
Episode 4

The female virtues of loyalty and faithfulness. Christine de Pizan's allegorical fortress fantasy. With Kathryn Hunt.


THU 14:15 Ambridge Extra (b039d8ht)
Series 5

Episode 20

Lilian arrives at Leonid's and, keeping up her flirting, hints at what he keeps in his safe. Dropping the pretence, Leonid opens the safe and puts his emeralds on Lilian before throwing her Nikolai's phone. He tells her to call Matt and ask him to join them.

Matt has been trying to call Lilian but she has left her phone in the hotel room. Brenda answers and confirms where Lilian is. Matt asks Brenda to find out from Dmitry where Leonid's house is. Then he receives a call from a distressed Lilian telling him to get to Leonid's. Brenda goes to Dmitry and asks for his help. Dmitry speaks to Tatyana in Russian and goes to help Matt. At Leonid's, Dmitry and Matt enter together. Seeing Lilian in danger, Matt tears up his contract - he doesn't want the money. Leon isn't buying this and asks Matt about the rest of the deal he is trying to take over. Dmitry steps in, declaring he is the one initiating the takeover and that as they speak his sister Tatyana is buying the rest of the shares: it's over. Leonid goes crazy, screaming and smashing up the room, as Dmitry, Matt and an hysterical Lilian flee the house.

The next morning Brenda tells Dmitry she will not be going to Russia to work with him but tells him she will treasure the memories he has given her forever. Dmitry is devastated but gives her a gift to remember him by: the diamond they saw when they first met. Meanwhile Matt wakes up with an amorous Lilian who thanks him for giving up the whole deal and potentially a lot of money to save her. When Matt realised she was in danger he realised none of the past mattered: she risked everything for him. He tells her she's the bravest woman he's ever known. Lilian realises she has her old Tiger back...

Cast:

Matt Crawford ..... Kim Durham
Lilian Bellamy ..... Sunny Ormonde
Brenda Tucker ..... Amy Shindler
Dmitry ..... Basher Savage
Tatiana ..... Larissa Kouznetzova
Leon ..... Boris Isarov

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


THU 14:30 Dirk Bogarde - Jericho (b008v26c)
Episode 9

William shares his latest theory with Florence over his brother's mysterious disappearance. Read by the author.


THU 14:45 Paul Collins - Banvard's Folly (b010v7dy)
The Pneumatic Underground

Alfred Beach tried to bring pneumatic transit to New York - why did he fail? The stories of forgotten people read by Andrew Sachs.


THU 15:00 Classic Serial (b00tt3x1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b039d8m8)
Mel sharpens her colouring pencils for a very special tour of illustrator Quentin Blake's studio, plus there's the next episode of current story The Boy Who Sprouted Antlers.


THU 17:00 Ballylenon (b007jvhs)
Series 4

Episode 1

The discovery that a ramshackle cottage may have belonged to the family of US President, Herbert Hoover presents Phonsie with a major financial opportunity.

Series set in the sleepy town of Ballylenon, Co Donegal in 1955.

Written by Christopher Fitz-Simon.

Starring TP McKenna as Phonsie Doherty, Margaret D'Arcy as Muriel McConkey, Stella McCusker as Vera McConkey, Aine McCartney as Vivienne Boal, John Hewitt as Guard Gallagher, Gerard McSorley as Stumpy Bonnar, Anna Manahan as Peg Sweeneyand Gerard Murphy as Rev Samuel Hawthorne.

Music arranged and performed by Stephanie Hughes.

Director: Eoin O'Callaghan

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1997.


THU 17:30 The Older Woman (b039by7w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 18:00 Haunted (b01qldfl)
Listen to the Silence by Rosemary Timperley

Mary must face her fears. Can she refuse the offer made by a strange voice claiming to be her grandfather? Stars Gwen Watford.

A series of stories of the Supernatural.

Rosemary Timperley's tale dramatised by Patricia Mays.

Mary ...... Gwen Watford
Captain ...... George Pravda
Mrs Maple ...... Patsy Rowlands
Doctor ...... David Ashford

With Heather Bell and Alexander John.

Director: Derek Hoddinott

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in January 1982.


THU 18:30 Franz Kafka - Metamorphosis (b007k43b)
Episode 4

Now a monstrous insect, Gregor strives to stay close to his family - but his father turns on him. Read by Benedict Cumberbatch.

PROMOTION NOTE

"When Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from troubled dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a monstrous insect."

This shocking opening introduces one of the twentieth century's most famous stories.

Gregor's family react with horror at his bizarre transformation but their horror slowly turns to revulsion and then monstrous indifference as he is left to quietly waste away in his bedroom.

Metamorphosis was first published in 1912.

Benedict Cumberbatch reads this surreal classic in four parts.

Stage and screen actor, Benedict Cumberbatch was Bafta nominated for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in the BBC TV drama, "Hawking". Most recently he appeared in the TV dramatisation of William Golding's seafaring trilogy, "To The Ends of The Earth". He also won critical acclaim playing Hedda's husband, George, in last year's West End production of "Hedda Gabler".

Franz Kafka (1883-1924) ranks among the twentieth-century's most acclaimed writers. He is often cited as the author whose works best evoke the concerns and preoccupations of modern life. The world in his stories is portrayed as one in which the fantastic is entirely normal, the irrational is rational, and the unreasonable seems reasonable. As Ernst Pawel wrote in his biography of the writer, "Kafka articulates the anguish of being human."

Translated by Richard Stokes

(Abridged and produced by Gemma Jenkins).


THU 19:00 Dad's Army (b007q93v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 Hello Cheeky (b00djnq5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 A Charles Paris Mystery (b00q43nx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 Trueman and Riley (b00j6bh2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 The Interview (b00770fs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


THU 21:15 Juliet Ace - Dead-Heading the Roses (b0076j6q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


THU 22:00 Meet David Sedaris (b01npb83)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 Hey Hey We're the Monks (b09mxld6)
When unlikely new monk recruit, Gary Woodcroft, joins the brethren at Buckley Abbey, life in the order is never going to be the same...

Bill Bailey stars as Gary Woodcroft

Gary Woodcroft …. Bill Bailey
Father Abbott …. Graham Crowden
Brother Francis …. Paul Brooke
Brother Bernard …. Howard Lew Lewis
Brother Dominic …. Osian Barnes
Gary's Mum …. Hilda Braid
DSS Officer …. Catherine Tate
Living Embodiment of Cider …. Simon Bates

Divine sitcom written by Dan Tetsell and Danny Robins.

Producer: Lucy Armitage.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in September 2013.


THU 23:00 The League against Tedium (b007jp8b)
Episode 1

Wisdom and waiters are on the menu in a surreal hour mixing music, ranting and inventive sketches from Simon Munnery.

In the guise of a leader unappreciated by his people, the first of Simon's anarchic six-part comedy series. With Stewart Lee, Kevin Eldon and Roger Mann.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 1 in January 1997.



FRIDAY 06 SEPTEMBER 2013

FRI 00:00 Haunted (b01qldfl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 Franz Kafka - Metamorphosis (b007k43b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 A Charles Paris Mystery (b00q43nx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 Trueman and Riley (b00j6bh2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 Any Other Business (b012rb49)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 The Cavity Within (b007709x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 Classic Serial (b00tt3x1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 The Interview (b00770fs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:15 Juliet Ace - Dead-Heading the Roses (b0076j6q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 Ballylenon (b007jvhs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 The Older Woman (b039by7w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 A Charles Paris Mystery (b00qf6t4)
Cast in Order of Disappearance

Episode 2

By Jeremy Front
Based on the novel by Simon Brett
Episode Two
Charles goes fishing and finds a dead body.

CHARLES PARIS....BILL NIGHY
JODIE.........MARTINE MCCUTCHEON
FRANCES.......SUZANNE BURDEN
MAURICE.......JON GLOVER
JULIET.........TILLY GAUNT
ELSPETH........KATE LAYDEN
ZOE.........TESSA NICHOLSON
DJ..........PIERS WEHNER

Producer - Sally Avens

Another chance to hear the latest Charles paris series. Bill Nighy stars as the actor cum amateur sleuth with a love of the bottle and the female form. In this series he has uncharacteristically landed a part in a film 'The Wreathing' where he's playing a middle management vampire opposite swimwear model turned actress Jodie Ricks played by Martine McCutcheon. Before long Jodie has confided to Charles that she's the victim of a blackmail scam and things take an even nastier turn when it appears that someone wants Jodie dead.
Never one to resist a maiden in distress Charles sets about trying to solve the mystery.

In this week's episode Charles goes fishing and finds a dead body.


FRI 06:30 Trueman and Riley (b00j7p9f)
Series 2

5. Love Bytes

With a woman missing, Trueman and Riley are sucked into the virtual world of online role playing.

Brian B Thompson's ill-matched detective duo starring Robert Daws and Duncan Preston.

DI Trueman …. Robert Daws
DS Riley …. Duncan Preston
Susan/Lucy Lovestar …. Rebecca Manley
Andy …. Matt Addis
Mr Thomas …. Malcolm Tierney
Geoff/Male Voice …. Stephen Critchlow
Male Voice …. Benjamin Askew
Male Voice …. Jonathan Tafler
Seductive Female Voice …. Lizzy Watts
Internet Café Owner …. Paul Rider

Director: Toby Swift

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra in March 2009.


FRI 07:00 Nineteen Ninety-Eight (b01bwm9f)
Episode 2

Edward wakes up with urgent news, but who will listen? Orwellian sitcom with David Threlfall and Hugh Laurie. From April 1987.


FRI 07:30 Tom Wrigglesworth's Open Letters (b00y2sdt)
Series 1

Parking Enforcement

Through the medium of four open letters, the comedian Tom Wrigglesworth investigates the myriad examples of corporate lunacy and maddening jobsworths in modern Britain.

In this series his subjects range from traffic wardens to estate agents, with Tom recalling his own funny and ridiculous experiences as well as recounting the absurd encounters of others.

Tom finds himself baffled by the weird world of parking enforcement.


FRI 08:00 Steptoe and Son (b00s3cgj)
Series 1

The Diploma

Harold Steptoe drops a bombshell by quitting the family rag and bone business for a new career as a TV repair man.

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

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 (b0138xvx)
Back in the Autumn

The family are planning their summer holiday, but will it be plain sailing?

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 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, Ronnie Hanbury and Bill Harding.
BBC Variety Orchestra conducted by Paul Fenoulhet.
Producer: Tom Ronald

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in May 1954.


FRI 09:00 King Street Junior (b007jns5)
Series 10

Final Thoughts

The end of the school year- and the end of an era.
Written and 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, Jacqueline Beatty as Miss Reed, Tom Watson as Mr Holiday, Rachel Atkins as Fiona Travis, Scott Clarke as Steven, Kristy Bruce as Sarah and Rikki Doughty as Paul.
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1998.


FRI 09:30 Electric Ink (b011vmd9)
Series 1

Episode 5

While Freddy introduces buzzwords to the paper, Maddox uncovers a top story about the Prime Minister, will the story be spiked?

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
PM’s Wife ...... Janice Acquah

With additional material by Tom Mitchelson.

Director: Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2009.


FRI 10:00 Classic Serial (b00tx4kz)
Emile Zola - The Ladies' Delight

Episode 2

After her dismissal from The Ladies' Delight, Denise is determined to stay in Paris.

She rents a room above old Bourras' umbrella shop and quickly sets about trying to find other work. With local shops closing as The Delight expands, the task proves more difficult than she imagined.

Conclusion of Emile Zola's colourful love story - set in the hustle and excitement of the expansion of one of Paris' first department stores.

Narrator.....David Hargreaves
Denise.....Georgia King
Mouret.....Lee Williams
Bourdoncle.....Conrad Nelson
Baudu.....Nicholas Blane
Old Bourras/Baron/Vincard.....Will Tacey
Jean/Bauge.....Stephen Hoyle
Deloche/Colomban.....Michael Hugo
Mme Aurelie/Mme Baudu.....Clare Beck
Mme Desforges.....Melissa Jane Sinden
Mme Marty/Pauline.....Maeve Larkin
Clara.....Chantelle Dean
Genevieve/Margueritte/Mme Boves.....Polly Lister

Dramatised by Carine Adler.
Director: Stefan Escreet
Producer: Charlotte Riches

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2010.


FRI 11:00 The Interview (b00770g9)
The Good Shepherd

Is a new member of the congregation the answer to a cash-strapped pastor's prayers? Laura Marney short story read by James Fleet. From October 2006.


FRI 11:15 Alex Jones - River's Up (b0076ytc)
Following severe floods, a couple living by the Severn desperately search for dry land and croissants. Stars Peter Corey and Annette Badland. From June 2006.


FRI 12:00 Steptoe and Son (b00s3cgj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 Life With The Lyons (b0138xvx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 A Charles Paris Mystery (b00qf6t4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 Trueman and Riley (b00j7p9f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 Christine de Pizan - The Book of the City of Ladies (b007mdzb)
Episode 5

There's jubilant singing at the Chapel of Women, as Kathryn Hunt completes Christine de Pizan's book of fantasy.


FRI 14:15 On Your Bike (b00yhxbt)
Rise and Fall

Increasing prosperity and car ownership displaced the bicycle in the 1960's and foreign holidays replaced cycling, campsites and youth hostels. Bicycles belong to the past

Presenter: Martin Ellis

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


FRI 14:30 Dirk Bogarde - Jericho (b008vnrj)
Episode 10

Battling to find his missing brother James, William Caldicott gets a fresh lead. Read by the author.


FRI 14:45 Paul Collins - Banvard's Folly (b010vzpg)
Solresol and the Prophet of Sound

Whatever happened to Jean Francois Sudre's universal language? The stories of forgotten people read by Andrew Sachs.


FRI 15:00 Classic Serial (b00tx4kz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b039dwbq)
Mel introduces a tour of a famous pencil factory and brings us the final episode of John Yeoman's story The Boy Who Sprouted Antlers.


FRI 17:00 Second Thoughts (b00ljz6c)
Series 4

Old Problem

Bill is on the receiving end of a birthday surprise he doesn't want.

Meanwhile Dennis's attempts to capture the glamorous Liza backfire.

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 Peter Gunn as Chris.

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 (b01bwm9f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 18:00 Haunted (b01qlg49)
The Judge's House by Bram Stoker

Malcolm Malcolmson discovers the truth of 'absurd prejudices' which have accrued around an empty property.

A series of stories of the Supernatural.

Bram Stoker's tale dramatised by Patricia Mays.

Malcolmson ...... Nigel Havers
Mrs Witham ...... Jane Thompson

With David Timson and Alexander John.

Director: Derek Hoddinott

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in January 1982.


FRI 18:30 RL Stevenson - The Bottle Imp (b00sydl2)
Native Hawaiian Keawe buys a bottle promising love, fame and money, but there's a drawback. Stars David Rintoul and Tony Osoba.


FRI 19:00 Steptoe and Son (b00s3cgj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 Life With The Lyons (b0138xvx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 A Charles Paris Mystery (b00qf6t4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 Trueman and Riley (b00j7p9f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 The Interview (b00770g9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 21:15 Alex Jones - River's Up (b0076ytc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


FRI 22:00 Tom Wrigglesworth's Open Letters (b00y2sdt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 BBC New Comedy Awards (b039dy39)
2013

Heat one

Made for 4 Extra. The first heat of the 2013 BBC Radio New Comedy Award, hosted by Susan Calman and recorded at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. With special guest judge Dan Antopolski.


FRI 23:25 The Comedy Club Interviews (b03bkn85)
From 10pm to midnight every Friday night, Arthur Smith brings presents hours of comedy. Tonight Ray Peacock speaks to David Nobbs.


FRI 23:30 Flight of the Conchords (b007k17r)
Neil Finn Saves the Day!

After the kiwi band splits, Jemaine holds auditions in the toilets

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
Justin Edwards
Jarred Christmas
Rosie Carnahan

Additional Material by Joel Morris.

Musicians: David Catlin-Birch and Mark Allis.

Producer: Will Saunders

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in October 2005.




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

4 at the Store 22:00 SAT (b007jqg1)

A Charles Paris Mystery 06:00 THU (b00q43nx)

A Charles Paris Mystery 13:00 THU (b00q43nx)

A Charles Paris Mystery 20:00 THU (b00q43nx)

A Charles Paris Mystery 01:00 FRI (b00q43nx)

A Charles Paris Mystery 06:00 FRI (b00qf6t4)

A Charles Paris Mystery 13:00 FRI (b00qf6t4)

A Charles Paris Mystery 20:00 FRI (b00qf6t4)

Absolute Power 23:30 MON (b007q93w)

Alex Jones - River's Up 11:15 FRI (b0076ytc)

Alex Jones - River's Up 21:15 FRI (b0076ytc)

Ambridge Extra 11:15 SUN (b039bbk1)

Ambridge Extra 19:15 SUN (b039bbk1)

Ambridge Extra 02:15 MON (b039bbk1)

Ambridge Extra 14:15 TUE (b039d0t4)

Ambridge Extra 14:15 THU (b039d8ht)

Another Case of Milton Jones 22:30 SAT (b00rp1wd)

Any Other Business 09:00 THU (b012rb49)

Any Other Business 02:00 FRI (b012rb49)

Are You From the Bugle? 17:00 WED (b01hpx3f)

Are You From the Bugle? 05:00 THU (b01hpx3f)

Armando Iannucci's Charm Offensive 22:30 WED (b007wvrn)

BBC New Comedy Awards 22:30 FRI (b039dy39)

Ballylenon 17:00 THU (b007jvhs)

Ballylenon 05:00 FRI (b007jvhs)

Beatrice Colin - The True Story of Bonnie Parker 12:00 SAT (b039b647)

Beatrice Colin - The True Story of Bonnie Parker 02:00 SUN (b039b647)

Bradbury 13 18:00 SUN (b012qqvn)

Bradbury 13 00:00 MON (b012qqvn)

Bremner's One Question Quiz 23:00 MON (b038zhbc)

Bremner's One Question Quiz 09:00 TUE (b038zhbc)

Bremner's One Question Quiz 02:00 WED (b038zhbc)

Cabin Pressure 09:30 MON (b00cm9p6)

Cabin Pressure 02:30 TUE (b00cm9p6)

Christine de Pizan - The Book of the City of Ladies 14:00 MON (b007jq0h)

Christine de Pizan - The Book of the City of Ladies 14:00 TUE (b007m9j0)

Christine de Pizan - The Book of the City of Ladies 14:00 WED (b007mb45)

Christine de Pizan - The Book of the City of Ladies 14:00 THU (b007md2c)

Christine de Pizan - The Book of the City of Ladies 14:00 FRI (b007mdzb)

Clare in the Community 07:30 TUE (b038xtdd)

Clare in the Community 22:00 TUE (b038xtdd)

Classic Serial 10:00 MON (b00pj463)

Classic Serial 15:00 MON (b00pj463)

Classic Serial 03:00 TUE (b00pj463)

Classic Serial 10:00 TUE (b00pnp9c)

Classic Serial 15:00 TUE (b00pnp9c)

Classic Serial 03:00 WED (b00pnp9c)

Classic Serial 10:00 WED (b00psqvj)

Classic Serial 15:00 WED (b00psqvj)

Classic Serial 03:00 THU (b00psqvj)

Classic Serial 10:00 THU (b00tt3x1)

Classic Serial 15:00 THU (b00tt3x1)

Classic Serial 03:00 FRI (b00tt3x1)

Classic Serial 10:00 FRI (b00tx4kz)

Classic Serial 15:00 FRI (b00tx4kz)

Clive James - Even As We Speak 07:15 SUN (b009x1jx)

Clive James - Even As We Speak 13:15 SUN (b009x1jx)

Comedy Greats 09:00 SAT (b007k42m)

Comedy Greats 19:00 SAT (b007k42m)

Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! 23:00 TUE (b018jbpr)

Cowards 09:00 MON (b00776sr)

Cowards 22:30 MON (b00776sr)

Cowards 02:00 TUE (b00776sr)

Dad's Army 08:00 THU (b007q93v)

Dad's Army 12:00 THU (b007q93v)

Dad's Army 19:00 THU (b007q93v)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:00 SUN (b039bb9t)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:00 SUN (b039bb9t)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 01:00 MON (b039bb9t)

Dirk Bogarde - Jericho 14:30 MON (b008s3b9)

Dirk Bogarde - Jericho 14:30 TUE (b008s4ck)

Dirk Bogarde - Jericho 14:30 WED (b008tx1t)

Dirk Bogarde - Jericho 14:30 THU (b008v26c)

Dirk Bogarde - Jericho 14:30 FRI (b008vnrj)

Double Income, No Kids Yet 07:00 MON (b007xrsn)

Double Income, No Kids Yet 17:30 MON (b007xrsn)

Double Income, No Kids Yet 05:30 TUE (b007xrsn)

Ed Reardon's Week 07:30 SUN (b00f9k92)

Ed Reardon's Week 22:00 SUN (b00f9k92)

Electric Ink 02:30 SAT (b011qfr8)

Electric Ink 09:30 FRI (b011vmd9)

Falco 01:00 SAT (b00qyq1t)

Falco 06:00 MON (b00qyr9t)

Falco 13:00 MON (b00qyr9t)

Falco 20:00 MON (b00qyr9t)

Falco 01:00 TUE (b00qyr9t)

Falco 06:00 TUE (b00r32wz)

Falco 13:00 TUE (b00r32wz)

Falco 20:00 TUE (b00r32wz)

Falco 01:00 WED (b00r32wz)

Falco 06:00 WED (b00r35gz)

Falco 13:00 WED (b00r35gz)

Falco 20:00 WED (b00r35gz)

Falco 01:00 THU (b00r35gz)

Flight of the Conchords 23:30 FRI (b007k17r)

For Better or for Worse 17:00 TUE (b00v2smk)

For Better or for Worse 05:00 WED (b00v2smk)

Franz Kafka - Metamorphosis 18:30 MON (b007jwnt)

Franz Kafka - Metamorphosis 00:30 TUE (b007jwnt)

Franz Kafka - Metamorphosis 18:30 TUE (b007k3r4)

Franz Kafka - Metamorphosis 00:30 WED (b007k3r4)

Franz Kafka - Metamorphosis 18:30 WED (b007k3xn)

Franz Kafka - Metamorphosis 00:30 THU (b007k3xn)

Franz Kafka - Metamorphosis 18:30 THU (b007k43b)

Franz Kafka - Metamorphosis 00:30 FRI (b007k43b)

Frederic Raphael - A Fairly Regular Four 04:00 SAT (b018ts6x)

Great Inspirations 11:45 SUN (b00b5vfp)

Great Inspirations 19:45 SUN (b00b5vfp)

Great Inspirations 02:45 MON (b00b5vfp)

Hancock's Half Hour 14:30 SAT (b007m9f5)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:00 WED (b007n162)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:00 WED (b007n162)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:00 WED (b007n162)

Haunted 18:00 MON (b01qkpqr)

Haunted 00:00 TUE (b01qkpqr)

Haunted 18:00 TUE (b01qkt50)

Haunted 00:00 WED (b01qkt50)

Haunted 18:00 WED (b01qlclc)

Haunted 00:00 THU (b01qlclc)

Haunted 18:00 THU (b01qldfl)

Haunted 00:00 FRI (b01qldfl)

Haunted 18:00 FRI (b01qlg49)

Hello Cheeky 08:30 THU (b00djnq5)

Hello Cheeky 12:30 THU (b00djnq5)

Hello Cheeky 19:30 THU (b00djnq5)

Hey Hey We're the Monks 22:30 THU (b09mxld6)

Hut 33 23:30 SUN (b00vs38k)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 08:30 WED (b010hcq2)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 12:30 WED (b010hcq2)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 19:30 WED (b010hcq2)

ITMA - It's That Man Again 08:00 SUN (b01hl2g3)

ITMA - It's That Man Again 15:00 SUN (b01hl2g3)

ITMA - It's That Man Again 20:00 SUN (b01hl2g3)

ITMA - It's That Man Again 03:00 MON (b01hl2g3)

In and Out of the Kitchen 22:30 SUN (b016ljx7)

JCW Brook - The Doppelganger 13:30 SUN (b007jv9r)

JCW Brook - The Doppelganger 03:30 MON (b007jv9r)

Jo Caulfield's Speakeasy 17:30 SAT (b038x4xh)

Jo Caulfield's Speakeasy 05:30 SUN (b038x4xh)

John Buchan - Mr Standfast 03:00 SAT (b00tlmws)

Josie Long: All of the Planet's Wonders 23:00 WED (b00hqhzh)

Juliet Ace - Dead-Heading the Roses 11:15 THU (b0076j6q)

Juliet Ace - Dead-Heading the Roses 21:15 THU (b0076j6q)

Juliet Ace - Dead-Heading the Roses 04:15 FRI (b0076j6q)

Just a Minute 07:30 MON (b038xmf6)

Just a Minute 22:00 MON (b038xmf6)

Kenny Everett: The BBC Local Radio Years 08:00 SAT (b007k059)

Kenny Everett: The BBC Local Radio Years 15:00 SAT (b007k059)

Kenny Everett: The BBC Local Radio Years 01:00 SUN (b007k059)

King Street Junior 02:00 SAT (b007jnrm)

King Street Junior 09:00 FRI (b007jns5)

Kurt Vonnegut - The Euphio Question 18:30 SUN (b0088zh5)

Kurt Vonnegut - The Euphio Question 00:30 MON (b0088zh5)

LM Montgomery - Anne of Green Gables 09:30 SUN (b00rxk51)

LM Montgomery - Anne of Green Gables 17:30 SUN (b00rxk51)

LM Montgomery - Anne of Green Gables 05:30 MON (b00rxk51)

Life With The Lyons 08:30 FRI (b0138xvx)

Life With The Lyons 12:30 FRI (b0138xvx)

Life With The Lyons 19:30 FRI (b0138xvx)

Loose Ends 11:15 MON (b039825w)

Loose Ends 21:15 MON (b039825w)

Loose Ends 04:15 TUE (b039825w)

ME Braddon - Lady Audley's Secret (Omnibus) 06:00 SUN (b039b7yy)

ME Braddon - Lady Audley's Secret (Omnibus) 12:00 SUN (b039b7yy)

Martyn Wade - Gondal 06:00 SAT (b00cpvsq)

Martyn Wade - Gondal 16:00 SAT (b00cpvsq)

Martyn Wade - Gondal 04:00 SUN (b00cpvsq)

Meet David Sedaris 07:30 THU (b01npb83)

Meet David Sedaris 22:00 THU (b01npb83)

Mel's Mix: The Best of The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 SUN (b039bc15)

Mr Finchley Goes to Paris 07:00 TUE (b007k087)

Mr Finchley Goes to Paris 17:30 TUE (b007k087)

Mr Finchley Goes to Paris 05:30 WED (b007k087)

My Teenage Diary 07:30 WED (b038yk71)

My Teenage Diary 22:00 WED (b038yk71)

Neil Brand - Righteous Brothers 11:15 WED (b0076cxn)

Neil Brand - Righteous Brothers 21:15 WED (b0076cxn)

Neil Brand - Righteous Brothers 04:15 THU (b0076cxn)

Nick Fisher - Where a Wall Once Stood 23:00 SAT (b00874x8)

Nineteen Ninety-Eight 05:30 SAT (b01blmhz)

Nineteen Ninety-Eight 07:00 FRI (b01bwm9f)

Nineteen Ninety-Eight 17:30 FRI (b01bwm9f)

North East of Eden 07:00 WED (b01h0kpm)

North East of Eden 17:30 WED (b01h0kpm)

North East of Eden 05:30 THU (b01h0kpm)

On Your Bike 14:15 MON (b00yhxbp)

On Your Bike 14:15 WED (b00yhxbr)

On Your Bike 14:15 FRI (b00yhxbt)

Pamela Brown - The Swish of the Curtain 09:00 SUN (b00r2l8w)

Pamela Brown - The Swish of the Curtain 17:00 SUN (b00r2l8w)

Pamela Brown - The Swish of the Curtain 05:00 MON (b00r2l8w)

Paul Collins - Banvard's Folly 14:45 MON (b010txvb)

Paul Collins - Banvard's Folly 14:45 TUE (b010v381)

Paul Collins - Banvard's Folly 14:45 WED (b010v5f4)

Paul Collins - Banvard's Folly 14:45 THU (b010v7dy)

Paul Collins - Banvard's Folly 14:45 FRI (b010vzpg)

RL Stevenson - The Bottle Imp 18:30 FRI (b00sydl2)

RL Stevenson - The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde 00:45 SAT (b00859tj)

Ray's a Laugh 08:30 MON (b007jrr2)

Ray's a Laugh 12:30 MON (b007jrr2)

Ray's a Laugh 19:30 MON (b007jrr2)

Robb Wilton: I Should Say So 11:00 SUN (b039bbjz)

Robb Wilton: I Should Say So 19:00 SUN (b039bbjz)

Robb Wilton: I Should Say So 02:00 MON (b039bbjz)

Round the Horne 08:00 MON (b007jsvw)

Round the Horne 12:00 MON (b007jsvw)

Round the Horne 19:00 MON (b007jsvw)

Second Thoughts 05:00 SAT (b00lh0tj)

Second Thoughts 17:00 FRI (b00ljz6c)

Sherlock Holmes 04:15 SAT (b007k48r)

Sherlock Holmes 11:15 TUE (b007k4c6)

Sherlock Holmes 21:15 TUE (b007k4c6)

Sherlock Holmes 04:15 WED (b007k4c6)

Short Stories by Francis Wyndham 10:45 SUN (b01l471g)

Short Stories by Francis Wyndham 21:45 SUN (b01l471g)

Short Stories by Francis Wyndham 01:45 MON (b01l471g)

Sir Ralph Stanza's Letter from Salford 23:30 TUE (b00767xp)

Steptoe and Son 08:00 FRI (b00s3cgj)

Steptoe and Son 12:00 FRI (b00s3cgj)

Steptoe and Son 19:00 FRI (b00s3cgj)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 MON (b039c633)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 TUE (b039d0t6)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 WED (b039d45c)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 THU (b039d8m8)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 FRI (b039dwbq)

The Cavity Within 09:30 THU (b007709x)

The Cavity Within 02:30 FRI (b007709x)

The Charm Factory 13:15 SAT (b0075cp5)

The Charm Factory 03:15 SUN (b0075cp5)

The Comedy Club Interviews 23:25 FRI (b03bkn85)

The Fanthorpe Investigations 18:25 SAT (b039b74y)

The Fanthorpe Investigations 00:25 SUN (b039b74y)

The Goon Show 14:00 SAT (b00q9xrg)

The Goon Show 08:00 TUE (b007qzrx)

The Goon Show 12:00 TUE (b007qzrx)

The Goon Show 19:00 TUE (b007qzrx)

The Harpoon 23:30 WED (b007k4lf)

The Iguanodon 23:00 SUN (b0075cbr)

The Interview 11:00 MON (b00770d8)

The Interview 21:00 MON (b00770d8)

The Interview 04:00 TUE (b00770d8)

The Interview 11:00 TUE (b00770ds)

The Interview 21:00 TUE (b00770ds)

The Interview 04:00 WED (b00770ds)

The Interview 11:00 WED (b00770fb)

The Interview 21:00 WED (b00770fb)

The Interview 04:00 THU (b00770fb)

The Interview 11:00 THU (b00770fs)

The Interview 21:00 THU (b00770fs)

The Interview 04:00 FRI (b00770fs)

The Interview 11:00 FRI (b00770g9)

The Interview 21:00 FRI (b00770g9)

The League against Tedium 23:00 THU (b007jp8b)

The Little World of Don Camillo 17:00 MON (b00ttslq)

The Little World of Don Camillo 05:00 TUE (b00ttslq)

The Lunar Effect 00:30 SAT (b007k1k4)

The Man in Black 18:00 SAT (b00nlyg9)

The Man in Black 00:00 SUN (b00nlyg9)

The Manuscript Hunter 07:30 SAT (b00k9d7p)

The Mark Steel Lecture 22:30 TUE (b007k482)

The Men from the Ministry 08:30 SUN (b012ry04)

The Men from the Ministry 15:30 SUN (b012ry04)

The Men from the Ministry 20:30 SUN (b012ry04)

The Older Woman 07:00 THU (b039by7w)

The Older Woman 17:30 THU (b039by7w)

The Older Woman 05:30 FRI (b039by7w)

The Routemasters by Andrew McGibbon 00:00 SAT (b007jnsh)

The Shuttleworths 23:45 TUE (b007jm35)

The Tales of Max Carrados 01:30 SAT (b01709qq)

Tom Wrigglesworth's Open Letters 07:30 FRI (b00y2sdt)

Tom Wrigglesworth's Open Letters 22:00 FRI (b00y2sdt)

Tomorrow, Today! 09:30 WED (b0178s5n)

Tomorrow, Today! 02:30 THU (b0178s5n)

Trueman and Riley 06:30 MON (b00j5hpz)

Trueman and Riley 13:30 MON (b00j5hpz)

Trueman and Riley 20:30 MON (b00j5hpz)

Trueman and Riley 01:30 TUE (b00j5hpz)

Trueman and Riley 06:30 TUE (b00j5lbm)

Trueman and Riley 13:30 TUE (b00j5lbm)

Trueman and Riley 20:30 TUE (b00j5lbm)

Trueman and Riley 01:30 WED (b00j5lbm)

Trueman and Riley 06:30 WED (b00j622b)

Trueman and Riley 13:30 WED (b00j622b)

Trueman and Riley 20:30 WED (b00j622b)

Trueman and Riley 01:30 THU (b00j622b)

Trueman and Riley 06:30 THU (b00j6bh2)

Trueman and Riley 13:30 THU (b00j6bh2)

Trueman and Riley 20:30 THU (b00j6bh2)

Trueman and Riley 01:30 FRI (b00j6bh2)

Trueman and Riley 06:30 FRI (b00j7p9f)

Trueman and Riley 13:30 FRI (b00j7p9f)

Trueman and Riley 20:30 FRI (b00j7p9f)

Understand by Ted Chiang 18:30 SAT (b007jtyf)

Understand by Ted Chiang 00:30 SUN (b007jtyf)

We've Been Here Before 09:30 TUE (b00fz84k)

We've Been Here Before 02:30 WED (b00fz84k)

What to Do If You're Not Like Everybody Else 23:15 WED (b00tmtwm)

Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? 08:30 TUE (b007jrt7)

Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? 12:30 TUE (b007jrt7)

Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? 19:30 TUE (b007jrt7)

Winston 09:00 WED (b007tbrv)

Winston 02:00 THU (b007tbrv)