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SATURDAY 02 NOVEMBER 2013

SAT 00:00 Brian Aldiss - Hothouse (b00mtpl0)
Episode 5

A parting of the ways for the Morel and Gren, but the search for a home goes on.

Millions of years in the future, a colossal banyan tree covers much of the Earth. In its boughs, the last remnants of humanity are fighting for survival, terrorized by carnivorous plants and grotesque insect life.

The Earth has stopped rotating and the Sun's output has increased. Plants are engaged in a constant tropical forest-style frenzy of growth driving other life forms to extinction...

Conclusion of Brian Aldiss's 1962 sci-fi fantasy read by Gareth Thomas.

Abridged by Lu Kemp.

Producer: Eilidh McCreadie

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in 2009.


SAT 00:30 Arthur C Clarke Stories (b010tbkp)
The Nine Billion Names of God

The Sentinel

The story from which Arthur C Clarke developed the film '2001: A Space Odyssey' with Stanley Kubrick. Read by John Shrapnel.


SAT 00:45 E Nesbit - Hurst of Hurstcote (b007jmyy)
"John! John! Let me go! For Heaven's sake let me go! Then she fell back dead."

John Hurst's murky past returns to haunt him when his wife dies unexpectedly of marsh fever.

Linus Roach reads E Nesbit’s Gothic Horror story.

Producer: Gemma Jenkins

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1996.


SAT 01:00 The Toff (b007jrjk)
The Toff and the Runaway Bride

5. Motive for Murder

With fresh clues discovered over Barbara's history - the Toff is Paris-bound, when police stop his car...

Terence Alexander stars as the Toff - upper-class amateur sleuth, the Honourable Richard Rollison.

John Creasey's thriller dramatised by Roy Lomax.

The Toff ...... Terence Alexander
Jolly ...... Robert Dorning
Inspector Ellerby ...... Roger Gartland
Lady Gloria ...... Peggy Ann Wood
Sergeant ...... David Graham
Police Constable ...... John Bull

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson.

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in June 1975.


SAT 01:30 Israel Zangwill - Cheating the Gallows (b007jq4t)
Odd couple, Tom Peters and Everard G Roxdal are two inseperable lodgers - but a bank robbery threatens their intense friendship. And what about the cash?

Israel Zangwill's story is read by Lloyd Hutchinson.

Israel Zangwill was a writer and political activist (1864 – 1926)

Producer: Joanne Reardon

Made for BBC 7 by BBC Radio Drama, Manchester.

First broadcast in 2003.


SAT 02:00 Millport (b0075t3w)
Series 1

Lineage

Big brother Gordon has returned to Millport on the tiny Isle of Cumbrae, off the west coast of Scotland.

But Irene wonders why anyone would return once they've had the chance to escape?

Bittersweet comedy written by and starring Lynn Ferguson as 30-something barmaid Irene Bruce, who hankers after a better life on the mainland.

Irene ...... Lynn Ferguson
Moira ...... Janet Brown
Alberto/Robert/Bob ...... Lewis McLeod
Ena/Bunty ...... Gabriel Quigley
Doogie ...... Matt Costello
Gordon/Minister ...... Robert Paterson

Producer: Lucy Bacon

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2000.


SAT 02:30 The Change (b00nd0tk)
Series 1

The Great Pretender

Life for George and Carol was just fine and now that their daughter is married they'll have time for themselves again. Carol's looking forward to it being just the two of them.

George, however, thinks the time is right to finally be honest with his wife and introduce her to Georgina.

Lynda Bellingham and Chris Ellison star as troubled hormonal wife Carol whose husband George finally reveals that he's a transvestite.

Sitcom by Gavin Petrie and Jan Etherington.

Carol ...... Lynda Bellingham
George ...... Chris Ellison
Violet ...... Sylvia Syms
Maureen ...... Maureen Beattie
Dave ...... Mark Powley
Ken ...... James Vaughan
Jerry ...... Richard Standing

Producer: Maria Esposito

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2001.


SAT 03:00 Charles Dickens (b01b3fqd)
Little Dorrit

Episode 5

After her father's death Little Dorrit is still in Italy when the newly-married Fanny has a strange visit from Mr Merdle.

Arthur is struck by disaster and Mrs Clennam is forced to reveal the family secret at last.

Conclusion of Charles Dickens's masterpiece of social satire and imprisonment.

Starring Sir Ian McKellen as Charles Dickens.

Recorded on location in London.

Charles Dickens ...... Ian McKellen
Arthur Clennam ...... Julian Wadham
Mrs Clennam ...... Margaret Tyzack
Little Dorrit ...... Jasmine Hyde
Fanny Dorrit ...... Indira Varma
John Chivery ...... Ben Crowe
Flintwinch ...... Ioan Meredith
Mr Pancks ...... Philip Joseph
Mr Doyce ...... Jonathan Keeble
Mr Merdle ...... Kenneth Cranham
Chivery ...... Gordon Reid

Dramatised by Doug Lucie.

Music by Mia Soteriou
Director: Janet Whitaker

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2001.


SAT 04:00 Joanne Harris - Jigs and Reels (b00cl32x)
Fule's Gold

After 40 years teaching creative writing, sneaky Mr Fisher discovers a masterpiece. Short story read by Stephen Moore.


SAT 04:15 Sherlock Holmes (b007k2mx)
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes - Series 1

The Gloria Scott

Cruel blackmail and mutiny at sea, as the Baker Street sleuth recalls his very first case. Starring Clive Merrison and Michael Williams.


SAT 05:00 Beachcomber... By the Way (b0089jcr)
Series 2

Episode 2

JB Morton's whimsies as performed by Richard Ingrams, Patricia Routledge, John Sessions and John Wells. From July 1991.


SAT 05:30 The Right Time (b0076mj9)
Series 4

Episode 4

Getting mad at the milkman, a rocking DJ – and a very intuitive answerphone.

Sketch show about growing older disgracefully.

Stars Eleanor Bron, Dudley Sutton, Roger Blake and Paula Wilcox.

Written by Nicholas Barber & Glenn Dakin, Jill Brodie & John Pidgeon, Dave Dixon, Mike Haskins, George Poles, Alan Stafford, Dudley Sutton and Chris Thompson & Pete Reynolds.

Script editor: George Poles.

Music by Ronnie & The Rex.

Producer: Katie Marsden

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2004.


SAT 06:00 Martin Conisby's Vengeance (b007jwfq)
The seafaring hero faces more pirates and battles afloat. Jeffrey Farnol's swashbuckling saga with Steven Pacey and Julia Swift.


SAT 07:30 The Six Faces of Henry VIII (b00kj2dy)
With the help of writers, historians, musicologists, film buffs and Alan Bennett, Ian Hislop sets out to analyse six images of Henry VIII which turn out to be rather better portraits of the periods in which they were created than they are historical insights into the King himself. However, given that his most famous portrait, by Hans Holbein, is itself an artfully drawn propaganda tool we shouldn't be all that surprised.

Henry has always been associated with numeric scale. The eighth Henry with six wives; nothing associated with him comes in ones and twos. And so it is with the images of our glowering, beefy, puffy-cheeked monarch. The range is enormous, from Hans Holbein's splay-footed heavyweight to the surly athleticism of Jonathan Rhys Meyers in BBC One's The Tudors.

Shakespeare produced an understandably careful dramatic portrait, but the Director Alexander Korda used his 1930's film The Private Life of Henry VIII to show us Charles Laughton as the consummate spoilt brat, a glutton with the heart of a valiant schoolboy and the stomach of several kings. This was the first time we saw a Henry who chucked chicken bones over his shoulder, slapped his thigh and laughed loudly, sure in the knowledge that the world would laugh with him.

And then there are the Operatic versions supplied in the 19th century by Saint Saens and Donnizetti respectively. Here Henry is more monster than man alongside the sad heroines Katherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn. They were, of course, coming from a rather more Catholic perspective. Meanwhile in Restoration History books he's a seventeenth century Hercules.

So who gets closest to the real King?

Ian Hislop enjoys nothing better than debunking myth, and there's plenty of myth that has accrued around Henry, or as the music-hall song had him 'our 'Enery'. But there's quite a lot of truth as well, not about the King but about the ages in which he was re-created. It seems that he and his doings are a perennial story for 'our' times, whenever those times might be.

But if the various images of Henry only serve to enlighten us about other periods long after the Tudors should we resort to the simple shock tactics of Alan Bennett's savvy teacher in The History Boys and say 'for Henry VIII think Stalin?' Who better to answer that than Alan Bennett himself who joins Ian to create a sixth and, for our age, a final image of Henry VIII.

Producer: Tom Alban.


SAT 08:00 Garrison Keillor's Radio Show (b0186byz)
Series 7

Episode 9

From New York City, the funny man welcomes mini-orchestra Pink Martini and renowned operatic baritone Nathan Gunn. From 2010.


SAT 09:00 4 Extra at Bletchley Park (b03g8lxl)
Maggie Philbin traces the remarkable history of IT through the BBC sound archives from the birthplace of the world's first electronic computer, Bletchley Park.

When Maggie joined the BBC's Tomorrow's World team in the early 1980s, there wasn't a single computer in the office. Today, along with the internet, they've reshaped the way we live, work, communicate and play. Her selection features:

* Magic Moments - Computers:
1994 was incredibly, a year when there were still only 623 websites in the world. This is a potted history of computers as seen 20 years ago.

* Mothers of Invention: Ada Lovelace:
Jerome Vincent's short drama from 2002 about the Victorian technology visionaries Lovelace and Charles Babbage.

* Electronic Brains: LEO the Lyons Computer:
Famed for it's "nippy" waitresses - how catering company J Lyons became Britain's unlikely post-war teashop IT pioneers. From 2001.

* The Levin Interview
Bernard Levin interrogates Sir Clive Sinclair, the man who brought computers into our homes. From 1984.

* Electric Journeys:
Tim Berners-Lee, a revealing portrait of the man credited with creating the World Wide Web. From 2001

* I Was a Teenage Dot Com Millionaire:
A classic tale of dot com boom and bust. From 2010.

Three denizens of the digital world - authors Aleks Krotoski and Tom Chatfield, plus Chris Monk from the National Museum of Computing join Maggie at Bletchley Park. There's also a peek behind the scenes with authors Michael Smith and Joel Greenburg revealing how the Buckinghamshire site could have been the UK's very own Silicon Valley.

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by Pier Productions.

First broadcast in November 2013.


SAT 12:00 Beatrice Hitchman - Petite Mort (Omnibus) (b03g8nhd)
Episode 1

A 1914 silent film called Petite Mort holds the key to an infamous murder trial.

Honor Blackman, Shelley Conn, Mariah Gale and Samantha Spiro star in Beatrice Hitchman's thrilling debut, adapted by Miranda Davies

1967, Paris. A young journalist, Juliette Blanc (Shelley Conn) investigates the mystery of a missing section of film from a recently rediscovered silent film print from 1914 - Petite Mort. She is contacted by an elderly woman, Adele Roux the star of that infamous film, who seems keen to tell her story.

1913, Paris. The young Adele Roux (Mariah Gale) arrives at the gates of the Pathe film studios, determined to fulfil her ambition to become a screen actress, like her heroine 'Terpsichore' - the beautiful actress, Luce Durand But her path to fame is not straightforward.

Madame Adele Roux....Honor Blackman
Juliette Blanc....Shelley Conn
Adele Roux....Mariah Gale
Andre Durand....Marcus D'Amico
Luce Durand ("Terpsichore")....Samantha Spiro
Camille Roux....Georgie Fuller
Pere Simon/ Peyssac...David Seddon
Mathilde/ Aurelie....Mar.ia Teresa Creasy
Feuillade/ Paul LeClerc/ Lazard....John Norton
Elodie Kernuac....Priyanga Burford
Inspector Japy/ Harbleu/ Rinaldi....Michael Bertenshaw
Dr Langlois/ Judge....Sean Murray

Director: Emma Harding.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2013.


SAT 13:10 Chain Gang (b03g8rjf)
Series 4

Episode 5

Made for 4 Extra. The story told by its listeners, which began with a mistimed proposal and a wrong turning. Join in at bbc.co.uk/radio4extra.


SAT 13:15 Dickens Confidential (b01kn6d8)
Series 1

Innocence

Charles Dickens draws Agnes and Jack into a murky world of prostitution and opium, and an old adversary appears. Stars Jamie Glover.


SAT 14:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007v1p4)
Series 4

Agricultural 'Ancock

The lad turns farmer - unaware that sneaky Sid's sold him a top cricket ground.

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 February 1957.


SAT 14:30 Dad's Army (b00q9gk2)
Series 2

Uninvited Guests

Calamity strikes when the Home Guard and ARP wardens share the church hall.

Starring Arthur Lowe as Captain Mainwaring, John Le Mesurier as Sergeant Wilson, Clive Dunn as Corporal Jones, John Laurie as Private Frazer, Ian Lavender as Private Pike, Arnold Ridley as Godfrey and Bill Pertwee as Hodges.

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

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1975.


SAT 15:00 Garrison Keillor's Radio Show (b0186byz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SAT 16:00 Martin Conisby's Vengeance (b007jwfq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 My Teenage Diary (b01ks9zd)
Series 4

Toby Young

My Teenage Diary returns with six more brave celebrities ready to revisit their formative years by opening up their intimate teenage diaries, and reading them out in public for the very first time.

IN this fourth programme in the series, comedian Rufus Hound is joined by writer Toby Young who revisits his teenage years, when he had a lot of fun playing knock down ginger, shooting pea shooters, and skateboarding - but let his academic work suffer.

He reflects on his mis-spent youth and talks about how it has changed his perceptions of young offenders today.

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


SAT 18:00 Fear on 4 (b007jm5g)
Series 1

Every Detail But One

The Man in Black reveals how a sinister voice sparks a trail of terror for Jenny. Stars Edward de Souza and Helena Breck.


SAT 18:30 HG Wells (b007jwdh)
The Sea Raiders

After a suspicious-looking object is washed in by the tide, flesh-eating monsters from the deep are soon terrorising residents along the Devon coastline.

HG Wells's thrilling adventure story was first published in 1896.

Read by Robert Bathurst.

English author and political philosopher, HG Wells (1866-1946) is recognised as one of science-fiction's founding-fathers, producing more than 80 books.

George Orwell believed that 'the minds of all of us, and therefore the physical world, would be perceptibly different if Wells never existed.'

Producer: Gemma Jenkins

Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in 2006.


SAT 19:00 4 Extra at Bletchley Park (b03g8lxl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation (b007jq39)
Series 2

How to Be a Father, pt 2

Naming and rearing baby minus sleep. More of the host's comic lectures, with Debbie Issit and Gordon Kennedy. From November 1994.


SAT 22:30 Saturday Night Fry (b007jt12)
Episode 6

Stephen Fry serves up a final portion of witty banter and sketches.

With Hugh Laurie, Jim Broadbent, Emma Thompson and Phyllida Law.

Written by Stephen Fry with additional material by Ian Brown and James Hendrie.

Producer: Dan Patterson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1988.


SAT 23:00 VI Warshawski (b007jnmq)
Deadlock

The Long Goodbye

Clayton Phillips's body could only have got into the hold of the Gertrude Rutton one way. VI uses the same vehicle to confront the villain and ends up swimming for her life.

Sara Paretsky's thriller stars Kathleen Turner as VI Warshawski. With Bill Nighy as Roger Ferrant, Peter Marinker as Nils Greyfalk and Kerry Shale as Murray.

Eleanor Bron as Lottie, William Hootkins as Bobby Mallory, James Aubrey as Martin Bledsoe, Peter Marinker as Nils Greyfalk, Teresa Gallagher as Paige Carrington and William Roberts as Clayton Phillips.

Sara Paretsky has created one of the most popular female sleuths in modern crime-fiction. Her heroine, VI Warshawski, is a strong female character in a male-dominated world. VI is comfortable packing heat and trailing nasty suspects but she never loses touch with her basic femininity. Paretsky says of her Warshawski: "I was troubled by the way women were portrayed in (detective fiction) they always seemed either evil or powerless. I thought it was time for a tough, smart, likeable female private investigator".

Kathleen Turner also starred in the same role in the 1991 film 'VI Warshawski'.

Dramatised by Michelene Wandor.

Director: Janet Whitaker

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1993.


SAT 23:30 Murder Most Foul (b03g8w4n)
The Body in the Trunk

TRUE CRIME: True tales of murder from the days when police cars had bells and the men from the Yard word Trilby hats.

For Tony Mancini the prospects of acquittal looked slim in May 1934. The police had discovered the body in his flat, and there seemed little doubt as to the murderer - but with Norman Birkett defending him, he still had a chance. Nick Ross narrates.

Stars Peter Hugo-Daly as Tony Macini and Anthony Bate as Norman Birkett.

Written by John Scotney. Producer: Tim Suter.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1991.



SUNDAY 03 NOVEMBER 2013

SUN 00:00 Fear on 4 (b007jm5g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 00:30 HG Wells (b007jwdh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 Garrison Keillor's Radio Show (b0186byz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:00 Beatrice Hitchman - Petite Mort (Omnibus) (b03g8nhd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 on Saturday]


SUN 03:10 Chain Gang (b03g8rjf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:10 on Saturday]


SUN 03:15 Dickens Confidential (b01kn6d8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:15 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 Martin Conisby's Vengeance (b007jwfq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 My Teenage Diary (b01ks9zd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 William Makepeace Thackeray - Vanity Fair Omnibus (b008qpww)
Episode 3

Becky's ambitious pursuit of riches goes from strength to strength. Narrated by Stephen Fry. Stars Emma Fielding and Jon Glover.


SUN 07:15 The Drawings on the Wall (b0091xzh)
Architecture of Death

Archaeologist George Nash explores five of Western Europe's most remarkable rock art sites.

George and fellow archaeologist Adam Stanford document the Neolithic carvings at Barclodiad y Gawres on Anglesey and make a tantalising discovery on the mainland. But what does all this prehistoric graffiti mean?

Producer: Chris Eldon Lee
A Culture Wise production for BBC Radio 4.


SUN 07:30 The Unbelievable Truth (b00jwy1d)
Series 3

Episode 6

David Mitchell hosts the game show in which panellists are encouraged to tell lies and compete to see how many items of truth they are able to smuggle past their opponents.

With Jeremy Hardy, Fred MacAulay, Jack Dee and Will Self.

A Random Entertainment production for BBC Radio 4.


SUN 08:00 All Gas and Gaiters (b007jptm)
The Bishop Warms Up

The newly installed central heating at St Ogg's causes temperatures to rise.

Starring Robertson Hare as the Archdeacon, William Mervyn as the Bishop, Jonathan Cecil as Bishop's Chaplain - the Reverend Mervyn Noote and John Barron as the Dean. With Hugh Paddick as Mr Fox, Frank Vickers as Mr Dawson and Dudley Jones as Mr Parry-Jones.

The ecclesiastical sitcom started life as a TV pilot in Comedy Playhouse, ahead of a run on BBC1 from 1966 to 1971.

Written for radio by Pauline Devaney and Edwin Apps.

Producer: David Hatch.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1972.


SUN 08:30 The Men from the Ministry (b014tlll)
Cheesed Off

The bungling bureaucrats battle some unwelcome furry visitors.

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 May 1973.


SUN 09:00 L Frank Baum - The Wizard of Oz (b00pgnqd)
Episode 1

Dorothy befriends the Scarecrow, the Tinman and the Lion on the Yellow Brick Road. Stars Barbara Barnes and Maureen Lipman.


SUN 09:30 Herge - The Adventures of Tintin (b00ps3xb)
Series 1

Red Rackham's Treasure

The intrepid boy reporter is after treasure, but is mad Professor Calculus helping? Stars Richard Pearce and Andrew Sachs.


SUN 10:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b03g91j5)
TV Writers

Dennis Potter

4 Extra Debut. The journalist and playwright Dennis Potter shares his castaway choices with Michael Parkinson. From February 1988.


SUN 10:45 Afternoon Reading (b00rb372)
Petina Gappah - An Elegy for Easterly

The Mupandawana Dancing Champion

The Mupandawana Dancing Champion is the first of three stories selected from An Elegy for Easterly, Zimbabwean writer Petina Gappah's debut collection and winner of the Guardian First Book Award for 2009. Today - just outside Harare, in Mupandawana, a nimble footed coffin maker enjoys a little local celebrity, and some relief from the daily struggle to make ends meets. However, a political intervention cramps his style.

Each of the three stories selected from An Elegy For Easterly are acutely observed, powerful and poignant. They are populated by characters struggling to live in Mugabe's Zimbabwe, who despite the hardships of their everyday lives, are also resilient and imaginative, and not without a wry sense of humour.

Writer: Petina Gappah is a Zimbabwean writer with law degrees from Cambridge, Graz University and the University of Zimbabwe. Her short fiction and essays have been published in eight countries.

Reader: Reader: Lucian Msamati has been appearing in Clybourne Park in London's West End.


SUN 11:00 It's a Funny Business (b011dd7f)
Ted Ray

One of Britain's most popular comedians of the 1950s and 60s relives some of the humorous moments from his career. From 1977.


SUN 11:30 The Palace of Laughter (b0084hvl)
Series 2

Ayr Gaiety Theatre

Geoffrey Wheeler probes the west coast venue's unique staying power and its connection to Scotland's best-loved bard Robert Burns.


SUN 12:00 William Makepeace Thackeray - Vanity Fair Omnibus (b008qpww)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SUN 13:15 The Drawings on the Wall (b0091xzh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today]


SUN 13:30 Terry James - A Madman of Convenience (b007r4jx)
4 Extra Debut. David Griffiths' case is re-examined in a new search for justice. Was he guilty, and who stood to benefit? Stars Jack Klaff.


SUN 15:00 All Gas and Gaiters (b007jptm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 15:30 The Men from the Ministry (b014tlll)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 16:00 Mel's Mix: The Best of The 4 O'Clock Show (b03g9vct)
Mel Giedroyc brings together some of her highlights from the past week on the 4 O'Clock Show, including a trip on a narrow boat and the amazing feats of a real-life escapologist.


SUN 17:00 L Frank Baum - The Wizard of Oz (b00pgnqd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SUN 17:30 Herge - The Adventures of Tintin (b00ps3xb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


SUN 18:00 Classic Serial (b00t1016)
Hermann Hesse - The Glass Bead Game

Episode 1

Hermann Hesse's classic novel is set in a futuristic, utopian society. This two-part dramatisation is by Lavinia Greenlaw and stars Derek Jacobi.

Joseph Knecht is a rising star in the Castalian Order, a band of elite intellectuals who live a closeted life of study and Glass Bead Game playing. But Joseph's elevation to one of the highest and most respected ranks of the Order coincides with a crisis of conscience, as his ever deepening doubts about this idealistic and sanitised society threaten to topple its very foundations.

The Glass Bead Game was Hesse's final major work. While recognised in his own lifetime (winning the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1946), he found a new generation of young readers after his death. His work was championed by the heroes of the counter-culture of the 1960s including Timothy Leary, and during the 1970s Hesse became extremely widely read and translated.

First broadcast on Radio 4 in 2010.


SUN 19:00 The National Theatre at 50 (b008m10f)
Pravda

By Howard Brenton. 4 Extra Debut. Can media tycoon Lambert La Roux's lust for power be stopped, and at what price? Stars Anthony Hopkins and Bill Nighy.


SUN 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b03g91j5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


SUN 21:45 Afternoon Reading (b00rb372)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today]


SUN 22:00 The Unbelievable Truth (b00jwy1d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 22:30 Scrooby Trevithick (b00s0vd8)
Performer

Flawed wannabe Scrooby tries to become a performer, having had a surprise internet hit with some dodgy karaoke. Stars Andy Parsons. From April 2010.


SUN 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b03jtr5y)
For two hours, six nights a week, the Comedy Club offers the best laughs around. Tonight, Arthur Smith chats to Mike Livesley.


SUN 23:00 Vent (b00tp80h)
Series 2

Mary's Girl Child

Comatose Ben celebrates Christmas, as the nativity plays out in his unconscious mind.

Dark sitcom following the thoughts of a coma patient written by Nigel Smith.

Starring Neil Pearson as Ben Smith, Fiona Allen as Mary, Josie Lawrence as Mum and Leslie Ash as Blitzkrieg.

With Nicholas Hutchison, Jo Martin, Mark Perry, Scarlett Milburn-Smith and Jeremy Paxman.

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2007.


SUN 23:30 Mark Watson Makes the World Substantially Better (b00kkfk6)
Series 1

Envy

Mark Watson investigates envy as he continues his quest to free us from the seven deadly sins via stand-up comedy.

Tim Key and Tim Minchin provide sketches, songs and jealous glances.

Producer: Katie Marsden

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2007.



MONDAY 04 NOVEMBER 2013

MON 00:00 Classic Serial (b00t1016)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b03g91j5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


MON 01:45 Afternoon Reading (b00rb372)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]


MON 02:00 It's a Funny Business (b011dd7f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:30 The Palace of Laughter (b0084hvl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:30 on Sunday]


MON 03:00 All Gas and Gaiters (b007jptm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Sunday]


MON 03:30 Terry James - A Madman of Convenience (b007r4jx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:30 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 L Frank Baum - The Wizard of Oz (b00pgnqd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 Herge - The Adventures of Tintin (b00ps3xb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 The Toff (b007jrmb)
The Toff and the Runaway Bride

6. Confrontation in Paris

Can the Honourable Richard Rollison finally unravel the mystery - and reveal the murderer's identity?

Terence Alexander stars as the Toff - upper-class amateur sleuth, the Honourable Richard Rollison.

The gripping conclusion of John Creasey's thriller.

Jolly ...... Robert Dorning
Carruthers ...... David Graham
Major Guy Lessing ...... Alan Cuthbertson
Robert Lawn ...... Kevin Brennan
Barbara Lessing ...... Rosalind Shanks
Inspector ...... Jean Dryant

Dramatised by Roy Lomax.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson.

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in June 1975.


MON 06:30 Stephen King - Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption (b00m0mb6)
Episode 1

Prison fixer Red has never met an inmate like Andy Dufresne before. The Wire's Clarke Peters reads Stephen King's novella.


MON 07:00 Married (b0084rct)
Series 3

Episode 5

Robin has encountered many strange phenomena since the universes collided. Now he's got to contend with two Arthur Smiths for the price of one.

Hugh Bonneville stars in Tony Bagley's comedy about a confirmed bachelor Robin Lightfoot dealing with life in a parallel universe.

Robin .... Hugh Bonneville
Lesley .... Josie Lawrence
Dirk .... Stephen Frost
Maxine .... Ann Gosling
Alan .... Christopher Kelham
Ned .... Sam Bradley
Arthur Smith .... Himself

Producer: Claire Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2001.


MON 07:30 The Museum of Curiosity (b03f92qc)
Series 6

Llewellyn, Rocos, Warwick

This week, the Professor of Ignorance John Lloyd and his curator Humphrey Ker welcome the author, presenter and actor Robert Llewellyn; comedian, socialite and tequilera Cleo Rocos and the partly-robotic professor of cybernetics at the University of Reading, Professor Kevin Warwick. This week, the Museum's Steering Committee discusses the joys of mobile chat shows; the demise of the internal combustion engine; the advantages of higher quality alcohol; the possibility that intelligent machines will make slaves of us all; and the late, lamented trees of our youth.

The show was researched by James Harkin, Molly Oldfield and Stevyn Colgan of QI.

The producers were Richard Turner and Dan Schreiber.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2013.


MON 08:00 Round the Horne (b007jn85)
Series 3

Episode 18

Ole! Kenneth Horne heads to a Spanish bullring, while Julian and Sandy get switched on for Bona TV.

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 June 1967.


MON 08:30 Ray's a Laugh (b00t141c)
From 29/01/1960

When Kitty hears about Ted's pay rise, she's keen to start splashing out....

Starring Ted Ray.

With Kitty Bluett, Kenneth Connor, Pat Coombs and Laidman Browne.

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 Bernard Botting and Charles Hart.

Music from the BBC Variety Orchestra

Producer: Leslie Bridgmont

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in January 1960.


MON 09:00 Andrew Maxwell's Public Enemies (b03gg7rd)
Nationalism

Andrew looks at Nationalists, from a variety of movements, who are easy to demonise. So very, very easy.

But rather than do that - and it really is very easy - Andrew will explore the reasons for joining such organisations and the logical outcomes of their policies.

Andrew Maxwell is one of the UK's most informed and fearless stand ups. In this series of one-off stand up shows, he uses his trademark intelligence and political incisiveness to dig behind the clichés and assumptions about four possible threats to British society: food, the internet, drugs and Nationalism.

Series showcasing a comedian at the top of his abilities tackling difficult and important 'slow news' topics with a depth and perceptiveness that remains outside the remit of mainstream 'topical' comedy.

Written and performed by Andrew Maxwell.

Script edited by Paul Byrne.
Producer: Ed Morrish

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2013.


MON 09:30 House on Fire (b00pl1h7)
Series 1

Moving In

Comedy by Dan Hine and Chris Sussman.

Vicky and Matt, previously strangers, have decided to buy a house together in these credit crunch times. It's day one, and only one person can have the spacious top bedroom. Who will get it, and what are they prepared to do to secure it?

Vicky ...... Emma Pierson
Matt ...... Jody Latham
Col Bill ...... Rupert Vansittart
Julie ...... Janine Duvitski
Peter ...... Philip Jackson

With Fergus Craig and Colin Hoult.

Directed by Clive Brill and Dan Hine

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.


MON 10:00 Lew Wallace - Ben Hur (b007jr51)
A Friendship Betrayed

Two men's lives run almost in parallel. One is a prince of Jerusalem, Judah Ben Hur. The other is known as "He that was born to be King of the Jews."

Lew Wallace's epic tale stars Jamie Glover as Judah Ben Hur.

Ben Hur ...... Jamie Glover
Messala ...... Samuel West
Angel ...... Deborah Berlin
Amrah ...... Phyllis Calvert
Mother ...... Margaret John
Arrius ...... Derek Waring
Tirzah ...... Natasha Pyne
Chief of Rowers ...... Don McCorkindale
Man 1 ...... Joshua Towb
Man 2 ...... Michael Tudor Barnes
Man in Boat ...... Gavin Muir

Michael Gambon reads from the Bible.

Dramatised in four parts by Catherine Czerkawska.

Music by Wilfredo Acosta.

Director: Glyn Dearman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1995.


MON 11:00 David Constantine - Tea at the Midland (b01pvbsw)
Goat

A penny whistle and a tramp called Goat unleash a potent transformation within a disillusioned clergyman. Read by Paul Hilton.


MON 11:15 Loose Ends (b03g89cd)
Boy George, Count Arthur Strong, Jimmy Webb, Yotam Ottolenghi, Emma Freud, Glenn Tilbrook

Clive's worshipping at the Church of the Poison Mind with singer-songwriter, DJ and Karma Chameleon Boy George. Following the success of New Wave soul pop band Culture Club, Boy George went on to be a succesful solo artist, DJ, author and fashion designer. He returns with 'This Is What I Do', his first studio album in eighteen years and performs 'King of Everything'.

Can you hear me, mother! Clive talks to Doncaster's finest show business legend, after-dinner speaker and expert in absolutely everything; Count Arthur Strong. 'Through It All I've Always Laughed' is the first volume, of what he believes may be a six volume collection of his memoirs. The book was written on a typewriter and is literally a compilation of selected letters from the alphabet formed into words, sentences, paragraphs and then chapters.

Emma Freud's dining al fresco with chef, cookery writer and restaurateur Yotam Ottolenghi, who's been travelling around some of the Meditteranean's most beautiful islands, tasting mouth-watering local dishes and creating feasts with his own unique twist. 'Ottolenghi's Mediterranean Island Feast' starts on Thursday 7th November at 21.00 on More4. Buon Appetito!

Clive's Up, Up and Away with songwriter and singer Jimmy Webb, whose platinum selling classics have been performed by the likes of The Supremes and Elvis Presley. For his new album 'Still Within The Sound Of My Voice', Jimmy has assembled some of the biggest stars in music, including David Crosby and Art Garfunkel to perform beautiful new versions from his extraordinary back catalogue.

And we're Squeezing yet more music in, from Glenn Tilbrook who performs 'Everybody Sometimes' from his forthcoming album 'Happy Ending.'

Producer: Sukey Firth.


MON 12:00 Round the Horne (b007jn85)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 Ray's a Laugh (b00t141c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 The Toff (b007jrmb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 Stephen King - Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption (b00m0mb6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 William Makepeace Thackeray - Vanity Fair (b007jvyn)
Episode 16

Rawdon leaves debtors' prison, but more trouble soon follows. William Makepeace Thackeray dramatisation with Stephen Fry.


MON 14:15 Highland Hip (b0077104)
Chris Stout

4 Extra Debut. Fiddler Chris Stout explains to Sally Magnusson how his blend of classical and traditional sensibilities aids Shetland's economy.


MON 14:30 Sue Townsend - Adrian Mole (b007js7h)
The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole

Episode 6

It's 1982, and fifth-former Adrian plans on an acting career. But first he must negotiate the Halloween party. Read by Nicholas Barnes.


MON 14:45 John Osborne - A Better Class of Person (b0076z38)
No Pride in Real Gentry

4 Extra Debut. The famous playwright recalls early years in Fulham, his mother's make-up regime and his uncle's letters. Read by Peter Egan.


MON 15:00 Lew Wallace - Ben Hur (b007jr51)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b03ggbgz)
Mel introduces the first part of Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo, goes in search of the world's largest butterfly, and hears from a retired couple who've sailed the world.


MON 17:00 Anything Legal (b008fxrd)
Episode 8

With their business struggling, Charles and George turn to nanny.

Starring Donald Hewlett and Michael Knowles.

A Tale of Two City Gents by Wally K Daly

Charles ...... Donald Hewlett
George ...... Michael Knowles
Nanny ...... Marjorie Withers

Theme music by Jim Parker

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1985.


MON 17:30 Married (b0084rct)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 18:00 Wally K Daly (b007js5k)
Before the Screaming Begins

Episode 1

An invasion by aliens interrupts an idyllic wedding anniversary celebration for Tom Harris and his wife.

Before the Screaming Begins is the first of Wally K Daly's sci-fi trilogy which continues with The Silent Scream and With a Whimper to the Grave.

Tom Harris ...... James Laurenson
Sally Harris ...... Jennifer Piercey
AP Smith ...... Donald Hewlett
Detective Sergeant Forbes ...... Robert Trotter
Catherine's Mother ...... Katherine Parr
Nurse ...... Maggie Ollerenshaw
Desk Sergeant ...... Peter Williams
Silkin ...... Peter Wickham
Alien Voice ...... Malcolm Gerard
Alien Controller ...... Manning Wilson

Director: Martin Jenkins

First broadcast as a 90 minute Saturday-Night Theatre production on BBC Radio 4 in 1978.


MON 18:30 The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving (b007wlpm)
1. Ichabod

In New York State, a few years after the American War of Independence, a tale of two love rivals and a headless horseman unfolds.

Sleepy Hollow school teacher, Ichabod Crane is determined to win the heart of wealthy farmer's daughter, Katrina Van Tassell. Not only does he face opposition from local buck, Brom Bones, but it would also appear that supernatural forces are against him.

An eccentric New Yorker by the name of Diedrich Knickerbocker narrates this bizarrely comic tale.

Washington Irving's classic tale in three parts. Set in 17th-century America

Narrated by Martin Jarvis

Musical score and sound design by award-winning composer, David Pickvance.

The Sleepy Hollow choir:
Ayesha Antoine
Delroy Brown
John Cummins
Gerard McDermott
Carolyn Pickles
Sophie Roberts
Nick Sayce
Ella Smith

Producer: Gemma Jenkins

Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in December 2005.


MON 19:00 Round the Horne (b007jn85)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 Ray's a Laugh (b00t141c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 The Toff (b007jrmb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 Stephen King - Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption (b00m0mb6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 David Constantine - Tea at the Midland (b01pvbsw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:15 Loose Ends (b03g89cd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


MON 22:00 The Museum of Curiosity (b03f92qc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 Andrew Maxwell's Public Enemies (b03gg7rd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 23:00 The Now Show (b03fftgs)
Series 41

Episode 6

Steve Punt and Jon Culshaw present a comedic look at the week's news, providing a topical mix of stand-up, sketches and songs that tell you everything you need to know. With Jon Holmes, John Finnemore, Mitch Benn and Pippa Evans.

Produced by Alexandra Smith.


MON 23:30 Rockton Manor Studios (b00j4bn1)
4 Extra Debut. Ex-roadie Benson is nearly bankrupt. Can band manager Pansy help? Stars Paul Whitehouse and Sheridan Smith. From February 2009.



TUESDAY 05 NOVEMBER 2013

TUE 00:00 Wally K Daly (b007js5k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving (b007wlpm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 The Toff (b007jrmb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 Stephen King - Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption (b00m0mb6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 Andrew Maxwell's Public Enemies (b03gg7rd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 House on Fire (b00pl1h7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 Lew Wallace - Ben Hur (b007jr51)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 David Constantine - Tea at the Midland (b01pvbsw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:15 Loose Ends (b03g89cd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 Anything Legal (b008fxrd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 Married (b0084rct)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 Detective (b00pg50h)
Series 1

A Bit of Tomfoolery

Detective Sergeant Dave Brook is teamed-up with young Detective Constable Maxton from sleepy Epsom. How will he cope with the mean streets of his new London patch?

Stories of crime and detection in London by Robert Barr.

Starring Ray Brooks as long-serving, ducking-and-diving DS Dave Brook. His new side-kick is 23 year-old ‘grammar school boy’ DC Blair Maxton, played by Christopher Blake

DS Dave Brook …. Ray Brooks
DC Blair Maxton …. Christopher Blake
DC Harrison …. Peter Cleall
Chief Inspector Roach …. David Daker
Harry Dean …. George Tovey
Doctor Briggs …. James Taylor
Lady Dennery …. Aimee Delamain
Mr. Stimson …. Martin Friend

Former BBC war correspondent, Robert Barr is best remembered for his work on BBC TV’s ‘Z-Cars’ and ‘Softly Softly’.

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1980


TUE 06:30 Stephen King - Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption (b00m0wn4)
Episode 2

Andy Dufresne gets his pin-up poster and becomes a prison legend. Stephen King's novella read by Clarke Peters.


TUE 07:00 Heated Rollers (b007r4ys)
Episode 4

Upstairs Downstairs downgraded, and a toy doll with wrinkles.

The first ever all-women sketch show made for BBC Radio 2 starring Lynda Bellingham, Gwyneth Strong and Joanna Monro.

With music supplied by the Lorraine Bowen Experience.

Producer: Maria Esposito

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in March 1999.


TUE 07:30 Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! (b00ccd7j)
Series 1

Radio Play

The ex-variety star has a muddled day at the butchers and at a radio play read-through. Stars Steve Delaney. From January 2006.


TUE 08:00 The Goon Show (b007wvvh)
Series 6

Napoleon's Piano

Neddie Seagoon is conned into pinching the keyboard played at the Battle of Waterloo.

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 October 1955.


TUE 08:30 The Jason Explanation of... (b007jq4j)
Politics

David Jason and company elect to poke fun at the Houses of Parliament.

With Sheila Steafel, Royce Mills and Chris Emmett.

Following in the footsteps of Lord Clark, Dr Bronowski and Professor Galbraith, David Jason unravels the mysteries of the universe and the meaning of life.

Scripted by Colin Bostock Smith, Andy Hamilton, Barry Pilton and Alastair Beaton.

Music by John Owen Edwards

Producer: Geoffrey Perkins

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 4 in September 1977.


TUE 09:00 The Now Show (b03fftgs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:30 Street and Lane (b00vhw43)
Series 1

Hitting the Highs

Builders, Johnny Street and Arthur Lane, reach new professional heights curing the leak in the penthouse roof of an Australian businesswoman who is single-handedly regenerating South Yorkshire.

Specialist help comes in the form of Shafto, ex-miner turned fearless free climber.

Sitcom written by Ian McMillan and Dave Sheasby.

Johnny Street ...... Nick Lane
Arthur Lane ...... Fine Time Fontayne
Alison ...... Bronwyn Lim
Shafto ...... John Banks

Producer: David Hunter

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2005.


TUE 10:00 Lew Wallace - Ben Hur (b007jr5g)
Son of Arrius

Judah Ben Hur has been falsely accused of attempted murder, sent to the galleys and rescued by Arrius of Rome. He now returns in search of his mother and sister.

Lew Wallace's epic tale stars Jamie Glover as Judah Ben Hur.

Ben Hur ...... Jamie Glover
Messala ...... Samuel West
Simonides ...... Bernard Hepton
Ilderim ...... Freddie Jones
Balthasar ...... Michael Hordern
Drusus ...... Ian Masters
Esther ...... Deborah Berlin
Iras ...... Natasha Pyne
Servant ...... Joshua Towb
Passenger ...... Michael Tudor Barnes
Malluch ...... Gavin Muir
Iras ...... Becky Hindley

Michael Gambon reads from the Bible.

Dramatised by Catherine Czerkawska.

Music by Wilfredo Acosta.

Director: Glyn Dearman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1995.


TUE 11:00 David Constantine - Tea at the Midland (b01pvws2)
The House by the Weir and the Way, part 1

A rambling house on the route to Compostela is home to lovers Odile and Sabela. Old age confronts them. Read by Sara Kestelman.


TUE 11:15 Sherlock Holmes (b007jm5p)
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes - Series 1

The Musgrave Ritual

The sleuth recalls an early case involving a noble family's ancient tradition. Starring Clive Merrison and Michael Williams.


TUE 12:00 The Goon Show (b007wvvh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 The Jason Explanation of... (b007jq4j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 Detective (b00pg50h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 Stephen King - Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption (b00m0wn4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 William Makepeace Thackeray - Vanity Fair (b007jvyr)
Episode 17

Rawdon falters in his resolve to fight a duel with Lord Steyne. Narrated by Stephen Fry. Stars Emma Fielding and Philip Fox.


TUE 14:15 Highland Hip (b007710r)
Julie Fowlis

Sally Magnusson talks to a Gaelic singer about how music can overcome all boundaries of genre, language and nationality.


TUE 14:30 Sue Townsend - Adrian Mole (b007js7w)
The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole

Episode 7

Adrian is feeling left out after the birth of his new baby sister. And Christmas is approaching too. Read by Nicholas Barnes.


TUE 14:45 John Osborne - A Better Class of Person (b03gghlm)
I Don't Want to End Up in a Dead-and-Alive Hole

The writer recounts his formative years, a peripatetic life thanks to his mother's whims and father's work. Read by Peter Egan.


TUE 15:00 Lew Wallace - Ben Hur (b007jr5g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b03gghn1)
Mel Giedroyc hears from top chimp impersonator Peter Elliot, learns how to choreograph a fireworks display, and presents the next episode of Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo.


TUE 17:00 A Whole New Ball Game (b00b2txd)
Series 1

Goodbye Gregory

The late Gregory Patterson was a stalwart of the Roman Catholic Parishioners. But how will Mrs Patterson cope now with her headstrong daughter, Barbara? How will young Robert face up to his new responsibilities?

Surely football-crazy priest Father Benedict can help?

A six-part black comedy by Martin Davies

Stars Desmond Barrit as Father Benedict, Brenda Blethyn as Mrs Patterson, Paul Parris as Robert Patterson, Charlotte Coleman as Barbara Patterson, Martino Lazzeri as Guy Entwhistle, Gordon Reid as Mr Plant, Mark Straker as Andy and Claire Skinner as Janet.

Producer: Lissa Evans

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1992.


TUE 17:30 Heated Rollers (b007r4ys)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 18:00 Wally K Daly (b007js5w)
Before the Screaming Begins

Episode 2

The startling new mental powers of Tom Harris sparks the interest of authorities...

Before the Screaming Begins is the first of Wally K Daly's sci-fi trilogy which continues with The Silent Scream and With a Whimper to the Grave.

Tom Harris ...... James Laurenson
Sally Harris ...... Jennifer Piercey
Prime Minister ...... Patrick Troughton
AP Smith ...... Donald Hewlett
Detective Sergeant Forbes ...... Robert Trotter
MP ...... Peter Williams
Silkin ...... Peter Wickham
Alien Voice ...... Malcolm Gerard
Alien Controller ...... Manning Wilson

Director: Martin Jenkins

First broadcast as a 90 minute Saturday-Night Theatre production on BBC Radio 4 in 1978.


TUE 18:30 The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving (b007wvk4)
2. Rivals

Ichabod Crane has set his heart on marrying wealthy heiress, Katrina Van Tassel.

But local buck, Brom Bones is determined that he'll walk her up the aisle...

Washington Irving's supernatural 17th-century classic about two love rivals and a headless horseman:

Continued by Martin Jarvis

Musical score and sound design by award-winning composer, David Pickvance.

Producer: Gemma Jenkins

Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in December 2005.


TUE 19:00 The Goon Show (b007wvvh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 The Jason Explanation of... (b007jq4j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 Detective (b00pg50h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 Stephen King - Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption (b00m0wn4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 David Constantine - Tea at the Midland (b01pvws2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 21:15 Sherlock Holmes (b007jm5p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


TUE 22:00 Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! (b00ccd7j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 The Castle (b007yd2d)
Series 1

Episode 2

Sitcom by Kim Fuller, set in a medieval castle with some remarkably modern trappings.

An unexpected lion and the world's first satellite dish spell trouble for Anne and Sam Tree's ongoing romance.

Sir John Woodstock ...... James Fleet
Sir William De Warenne ...... Neil Dudgeon
Lady Anne Woodstock ...... Susan Earl
Cardinal Duncan ...... Jonathan Kydd
Lady Charlotte ...... Ingrid Oliver
Master Henry Woodstock ...... Steven Kynman
Sam Tree ...... Toby Ross-Bryant.


TUE 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b03jtr64)
For two hours, six nights a week, the Comedy Club offers the best laughs around. Tonight, Peacock and Gamble are joined by Greg Davies.


TUE 23:00 The Penny Dreadfuls (b00gpbcj)
The Brothers Faversham

Horatius Faversham

The tale of Victorian Britain's most decorated soldier - Horatius Faversham.

The comedy sketch trio present swashbuckling tales of four brothers born into the same privileged aristocratic family - Horatius, Theseus, Leonidas and Augustus,

Written by and starring Humphrey Ker, David Reed and Thom Tuck.

Alexandra Faversham ... Ingrid Oliver
Narrator... Miles Jupp.

Producer: Julia McKenzie

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in January 2008.


TUE 23:30 All Bar Luke (b00tf1p5)
Series 1

Luke and the Kebabs

As social loser Luke Walsall drives his brother home, a kebab stop turns the night ugly. Stars Tim Key. From February 2006.


TUE 23:45 The Problem With Adam Bloom (b00h4cwy)
Series 2

Friendship

Earlier this year, Adam told three of his closest friends what he most disliked about them. This is how they reacted.

Written by and starring Adam Bloom.

With Brendon Burns.

Producer: Victoria Lloyd

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2004.



WEDNESDAY 06 NOVEMBER 2013

WED 00:00 Wally K Daly (b007js5w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving (b007wvk4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 Detective (b00pg50h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 Stephen King - Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption (b00m0wn4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 The Now Show (b03fftgs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


WED 02:30 Street and Lane (b00vhw43)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 Lew Wallace - Ben Hur (b007jr5g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 David Constantine - Tea at the Midland (b01pvws2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:15 Sherlock Holmes (b007jm5p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 A Whole New Ball Game (b00b2txd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 Heated Rollers (b007r4ys)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 Detective (b00pckm9)
Series 1

Operation Homecoming

DS Dave Brook and his new young partner are drafted into a Scotland Yard operation to tackle an armed gang.

Stories of crime and detection in London by Robert Barr.

Starring Ray Brooks as long-serving, ducking-and-diving DS Dave Brook. His side-kick is 23 year-old ‘grammar school boy’ DC Blair Maxton, played by Christopher Blake.

DS Dave Brook …. Ray Brooks
DC Blair Maxton …. Christopher Blake
DC Harrison …. Peter Cleall
Chief Inspector Roach …. David Daker
Chief Inspector Benbow …. Godfrey Kenton
Judie …. Jacqueline Tong
Glenville …. John Quayle
Jarman …. Timothy Carlton
Jennings …. Adrian Egan

Former BBC war correspondent, Robert Barr is best remembered for his work on BBC TV’s ‘Z-Cars’ and ‘Softly Softly’.

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1980


WED 06:30 Stephen King - Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption (b00m0zyq)
Episode 3

In a chance encounter, Andy is given hope of clearing his name, and freedom. Stephen King's novella read by Clarke Peters.


WED 07:00 The Leopard in Autumn (b00761mn)
Series 1

The Pilgrim Industry

Following a fleeting visit from a cardinal, Plethora initiates plans to put Monte Guano on the pilgrimage map.

Neal Anthony's comedy drama about the chaotic lives of the ruling family of Renaissance Italy's most inconsequential city-state.

Stars David Swift as Ludovico, Sian Phillips as Plethora, Graham Crowden as Francesco, Paul Bigley as Alessandro, Saskia Wickham as Rosalie, Nick Romero as Salvatori, Christopher Kelham as Guido and Kim Wall as Brother Michael.

Producer: Helen Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2001.


WED 07:30 Tom Wrigglesworth's Hang-Ups (b03fdh2c)
Series 1

Time to Celebrate

When Tom phones home we find out why he hates celebrations, why his mum can't stop organising them and why his father needs an electric whisk.

Classic Wrigglesworth rants combined with a fascinating and hilarious glimpse into his family background and the influences that have shaped his temperament, opinions and hang-ups.

Tom Wrigglesworth's Hang Ups is a 30 minute phone call from Tom ringing his parents for his weekly check-in. As the conversation unfolds, Tom takes time out from the phone call to explain the situation, his parent's reactions and relate various anecdotes from the past which illustrate his family's views. And sometimes he just needs to sound-off about the maddening world around him and bemoan everyday annoyances.

During all this Hang Ups explores class, living away from 'home', trans-generational phenomena, what we inherit from our families and how the past repeats in the present. All in a 30 minute phone call.

'Tom Wrigglesworth's Hang-ups' gets underneath the skin of Tom and the Wrigglesworth family, so sit back and enjoy a bit of totally legal phone hacking.

Written by Tom Wrigglesworth and James Kettle
Additional Material by Miles Jupp

Producer: Katie Tyrrell.


WED 08:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007vh34)
Series 4

Hancock in the Police

When Bill and the lad take to the beat, the crime rate soars after they meet Sid.

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 February 1957.


WED 08:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b01211y0)
Series 7

Episode 12

Your complete guide to the Aristocracy - and the hunt for Professor Prune's Time Trousers heads Down Under.

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

Producer: David Hatch/Peter Titheradge

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 2 in March 1969.


WED 09:00 Know Your Place (b018ttwj)
Marriage of Convenience

Is it wedding bells for caretaker Ramsay in a quest to keep his job?

Ramsay Potts is the jobsworth caretaker at a crumbling Edwardian block of flats, pursued by the over-amorous cleaner Elsie.

Starring Roy Dotrlce as Ramsay and Patricia Hayes as Elspeth Spurgeon.

Eight-part sitcom written by Andrew Palmer and Nell Brennan.

With Pat Coombs, Frank Thornton, John Graham, Jon Glover, April Walker and Benny Lee.

Producer: Edward Taylor

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in March 1982.


WED 09:30 All the Way from Memphis (b00hy94k)
Series 1

Episode 1

James Walton's pop music history quiz with Andrew Collins, Tracey MacLeod, Stewart Lee and Martin Freeman. From December 2004.


WED 10:00 Lew Wallace - Ben Hur (b007jr5x)
The Chariot Race

The biggest day of Ben Hur 's life dawns -the chariot race with Messala.

Each has staked his fortune on the outcome. Each has everything to lose.

Lew Wallace's epic tale stars Jamie Glover as Judah Ben Hur.

Ben Hur ...... Jamie Glover
Messala ...... Samuel West
Simonides ...... Bernard Hepton
Ilderim ...... Freddie Jones
Drusus ...... Ian Masters
Amrah ...... Phyllis Calvert
Mother ...... Margaret John
Esther ...... Deborah Berlin
Tirzah ...... Natasha Pyne
Malluch ...... Gavin Muir
Iras ...... Becky Hindley
Gesius ...... Peter Yapp
Pilate ...... Neville Jason
Assassin ...... Oliver Senton
Roman 1 ...... Joshua Towb
Servant ...... Michael Tudor Barnes

Michael Gambon reads from the Bible.

Dramatised by Catherine Czerkawska.

Music by Wilfredo Acosta.

Director: Glyn Dearman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1995.


WED 11:00 David Constantine - Tea at the Midland (b01pw3hf)
The House by the Weir and the Way, part 2

In Odile and Sabela's story of love and defiance, a traveller on the pilgrim route changes everything. Read by Sara Kestelman.


WED 11:15 Sherlock Holmes (b007jm66)
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes - Series 1

The Reigate Squires

Burglary and violent death among the Surrey gentry, as the sleuth tries to convalesce from over-work. Starring Clive Merrison.


WED 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007vh34)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b01211y0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 Detective (b00pckm9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 Stephen King - Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption (b00m0zyq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 William Makepeace Thackeray - Vanity Fair (b007jvyt)
Episode 18

A keen William Dobbin returns from India to visit a frosty Amelia. Narrated by Stephen Fry. Stars Katy Cavanagh and Tom Smith.


WED 14:15 Highland Hip (b007711c)
Ingrid Henderson

Sally Magnusson meets a harpist determined stay in the Highlands, with a state-of-the-art studio on the shores of Loch Shiel.


WED 14:30 Sue Townsend - Adrian Mole (b007js86)
The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole

Episode 8

Adrian's parents try and patch things up, but in the meantime, he finds himself drawn to new school friends. Read by Nicholas Barnes.


WED 14:45 John Osborne - A Better Class of Person (b03ggqcp)
O Wall!

Autobiography of dramatist John Osborne. The reknowned playwright reminisces about school, his burgeoning literary interest and his father's death. Read by Peter Egan.


WED 15:00 Lew Wallace - Ben Hur (b007jr5x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b03ggqd7)
Mel Giedroyc gets up close with jellyfish and finds out what to wear to catch mosquitoes. Plus she has the Inheritance Tracks of former footballer and Strictly star Robbie Savage.


WED 17:00 PG Wodehouse - The Inimitable Jeeves (b007s5dn)
The Great Sermon Handicap

Can Bertie Wooster beat the odds of disaster in an unusual betting syndicate?

PG Wodehouse's romp starring Michael Hordern and Richard Briers.

Jeeves ...... Michael Hordern
Bertie Wooster ..... Richard Briers
Revrend Heppenstall ..... Maurice Denham
Bingo Little ..... Jonathan Cecil
Eustace ..... David Jason
Claude ..... Jonathan Lynn
Cynthia ..... Carol Marsh

Adapted by Chris Miller.

Producer: David Hatch

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1973.


WED 17:30 The Leopard in Autumn (b00761mn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 18:00 Wally K Daly (b007js66)
Before the Screaming Begins

Episode 3

The sinister intentions of the alien invaders are finally revealed. Can the Earth fight back?

Conclusion of Before the Screaming Begins - the first of Wally K Daly's sci-fi trilogy which continues with The Silent Scream and With a Whimper to the Grave.

Tom Harris ...... James Laurenson
Sally Harris ...... Jennifer Piercey
Prime Minister ...... Patrick Troughton
AP Smith ...... Donald Hewlett
Detective Sergeant Forbes ...... Robert Trotter
Prime Minister's Wife ...... Katherine Parr
MP ...... Peter Williams
Brosteaux ...... Nigel Graham
Corporal Wilkes ...... Geoffrey Leesley,
Corporal Johnson ...... Eric Allen
Cabinet Minister ...... Maggie Ollerenshaw
Silkin ...... Peter Wickham
Alien Voice ...... Malcolm Gerard
Alien Controller ...... Manning Wilson

Director: Martin Jenkins

First broadcast as a 90 minute Saturday-Night Theatre production on BBC Radio 4 in 1978.


WED 18:30 The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving (b007xrtx)
3. Dark Forces

Both fighting for the affections of the beautiful Katrina Van Tassel, the rivalry between Ichabod Crane and Brom Bones continues apace.

And now it seems that supernatural forces are about to get involved.

Washington Irving's supernatural classic about two love rivals and a headless horseman:

Concluded by Martin Jarvis.

Musical score and sound design by award-winning composer, David Pickvance.

The Sleepy Hollow choir:
Ayesha Antoine
Delroy Brown
John Cummins
Gerard McDermott
Carolyn Pickles
Sophie Roberts
Nick Sayce
Ella Smith

Producer: Gemma Jenkins

Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in December 2005.


WED 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007vh34)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b01211y0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 Detective (b00pckm9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 Stephen King - Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption (b00m0zyq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 David Constantine - Tea at the Midland (b01pw3hf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 21:15 Sherlock Holmes (b007jm66)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


WED 22:00 Tom Wrigglesworth's Hang-Ups (b03fdh2c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 Radio Shuttleworth (b007jqkk)
Series 2

Katrina Leskanich

The UK’s 1997 Eurovision song contest winner Katrina Leskanich drops in and reveals she always buys new socks as she doesn’t know how to darn. John decides to teach her this important skill, so that she need not be so wasteful.

Meanwhile, wife Mary gets the ironing board out and Robert Wyatt tries to impress an impresario.

The semi-detached world of aspiring singer-songwriter John Shuttleworth direct from his front room in Sheffield.

Written and performed by Graham Fellows.

Additional material by Martin Willis.

Producer: Dawn Ellis.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2000.


WED 23:00 Pick Ups (b00n5rwp)
Series 2

Little Grey Cells

Sitcom by Ian Kershaw, set around a Manchester taxi company.

Dave's marriage proposal is temporarily postponed by an omelette.

Mike ...... Paul Loughran
Lind ...... Lesley Sharp
Dave ...... Phil Rowson
Rebel ..... Parvez Qadir
Drunk ...... Mark E Smith
Stevie ...... Suranne Jones
Pat the Butcher ...... Andrew Grose.


WED 23:30 Down the Line (b010m9tg)
Series 4

Episode 7

The return of the ground-breaking, Radio 4 show, hosted by the legendary Gary Bellamy; brought to you by the creators of The Fast Show.

Down The Line stars Rhys Thomas as Gary Bellamy, with Amelia Bullmore, Simon Day, Felix Dexter, Charlie Higson, Lucy Montgomery, and Paul Whitehouse.

Special guests are Rosie Cavaliero, Julia Davis, Robert Popper, Adil Ray and Arabella Weir.

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



THURSDAY 07 NOVEMBER 2013

THU 00:00 Wally K Daly (b007js66)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving (b007xrtx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 Detective (b00pckm9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 Stephen King - Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption (b00m0zyq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 Know Your Place (b018ttwj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 All the Way from Memphis (b00hy94k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 Lew Wallace - Ben Hur (b007jr5x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 David Constantine - Tea at the Midland (b01pw3hf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:15 Sherlock Holmes (b007jm66)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 PG Wodehouse - The Inimitable Jeeves (b007s5dn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 The Leopard in Autumn (b00761mn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 Detective (b00p8g0h)
Series 1

Bedtime Story, part 1/2

DS Dave Brook confronts a notorious crime family, who seem to have all the answers.

Stories of crime and detection in London by Robert Barr.

Starring Ray Brooks as long-serving, ducking-and-diving DS Dave Brook. His side-kick is 23 year-old ‘grammar school boy’ DC Blair Maxton, played by Christopher Blake.

DS Dave Brook …. Ray Brooks
DC Blair Maxton …. Christopher Blake
DC Harrison …. Peter Cleall
Chief Inspector Roach …. David Daker
Hughie Crerand …. Michael Packer
Jimmy Lowrie …. Tom Bowles
Station Officer …. Gordon Reid
Jane Miller …. Clare Clifford
Mr. Evans …. Philip Voss
Mrs. Stevenson …. Betty Alberge

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1980.


THU 06:30 Stephen King - Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption (b00m19db)
Episode 4

Andy dreams about his freedom and who awaits him beyond the prison wall. Stephen King's novella, read by Clarke Peters.


THU 07:00 Lenin of the Rovers (b007jpj6)
Series 1

Episode 1

Midfield football maestro Ricky Lenin's battle for Britain's first all-communist football team. Ricky introduces his radical thinking to Felchester Rovers.

Starring Alexei Sayle as Ricky Lenin, Keith Allen as Terry Trotsky, Andrew McClean as Stevie Stalin and Maurice Colbourne as Ray of the Rovers.

Legendary BBC football commentator Kenneth Wolstenholme is Frank Lee Brian.

Written by Marcus Berkmann.
Producer: Harry Thompson.
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1988.


THU 07:30 Clare in the Community (b01ptzm9)
Series 8

Fifty Shades of Ray

The team's anxiety over possible redundancies is overshadowed when they hear some shattering news concerning Ray.

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.

Join Clare in her continued struggle to control both her professional and private life

In today's Big Society there are plenty of challenges out there for an involved, caring social worker. Or even Clare.

Written by Harry Venning and David Ramsden

Clare ...... Sally Phillips
Brian ...... Alex Lowe
Megan ...... Nina Conti
Ray ...... Richard Lumsden
Helen ...... Liza Tarbuck
Simon ...... Andrew Wincott
Libby ...... Sarah Kendall
Peter ...... Patrick Brennan
Fireman ...... Patrick Brennan
Major ...... Robert Blythe

Producer: Katie Tyrrell.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2013.


THU 08:00 Dad's Army (b00qg7s5)
Series 2

A Brush With the Law

When a light shines out in a blackout, Hodges hauls Captain Mainwaring to court.

Starring Arthur Lowe as Captain Mainwaring, John Le Mesurier as Sergeant Wilson, Clive Dunn as Corporal Jones, John Laurie as Private Frazer, Ian Lavender as Private Pike, Arnold Ridley as Godfrey and Bill Pertwee as Hodges.

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

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1975.


THU 08:30 Take It From Here (b00dvdjt)
From 11/01/1949

Dick and Jimmy tackle some audience research - and a boy struggles to clear his name in court.

Starring Professor Jimmy Edwards, Dick Bentley, Joy Nichols and Alan Dean.

Music from The Keynotes and the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Frank Cantell.

Frank Muir and Denis Norden's scripted classic comedy

Producer: Charles Maxwell

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in January 1949.


THU 09:00 Boogie Up the River (b007jv8w)
A Curry at Kelmscot

Jennifer joins Mark and his mutt's Thames quest, but there is a surprise on their menu. Stars Timothy Spall. From January 1993.


THU 09:30 Sneakiepeeks (b00p8dkd)
Storm Warning

Beagle Team are tasked with the surveillance of a Russian billionaire. The nation's security and gas supply are at stake.

Comedy by Harry Venning and Neil Brand about a team of inept, backstabbing surveillance operatives.

Bill ...... Richard Lumsden
Sharla ...... Nina Conti
Mark ...... Daniel Kaluuya
Captain Le Clerc ...... Kevin Eldon
Bolkonski ...... Shaban Arifi
Boris ...... John Biggins
Russian Girls ...... Alex Tregear/Kate Layden
Russian Crew ...... Nigel Hastings/Ewan Hooper.

Producer: Katie Tyrrell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2009


THU 10:00 Lew Wallace - Ben Hur (b007jr6d)
The King Comes into His Kingdom

After the prince's victory in the chariot race, news arrives of his mother and sister.

Conclusion of Lew Wallace's epic tale starring Jamie Glover as Judah Ben Hur.

Ben Hur ...... Jamie Glover
Simonides ...... Bernard Hepton
Balthasar ...... Michael Hordern
Amrah ...... Phyllis Calvert
Mother ...... Margaret John
Esther ...... Deborah Berlin
Tirzah ...... Natasha Pyne
Malluch ...... Gavin Muir
Iras ...... Becky Hindley
Guide ...... Neville Jason
Man at Inn ...... Joshua Towb
Man 1 ...... Don McCorkindale
Man 2 ...... Derek Waring
Man 3 ...... Peter Yapp
Man 4 ...... Peter Whitman

Michael Gambon reads from the Bible.

Dramatised by Catherine Czerkawska.

Music by Wilfredo Acosta.

Director: Glyn Dearman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1995.


THU 11:00 David Constantine - Tea at the Midland (b01pwcyg)
Mr Carlton

A forced stop on a car journey brings Mr Carlton the gift of beauty in the most unlikely of places. Read by Robert Blythe.


THU 11:15 Eric Pringle - The Last Piano Player (b0075x8c)
It's the year 2020, and the world of technology rules supreme.

One of its successes is the Simon Swain show whose contestants fight for survival in a desperate bid to justify their existence.

Meanwhile, in an empty Norfolk seaside resort, a lone piano player - a relic from a lost world - plays to his dead wife in a deserted ballroom. His life is transformed when he is invited on the show.

Eric Pringles' futuristic drama stars Bernard Cribbins as Jack, Phillip Jackson as Simon, Becky Hindley as Kate and Andrew Wincott as Paul,

Piano: Stuart Hutchinson

Director: Cherry Cookson

First broadcast on BBC Radio in 2000.


THU 12:00 Dad's Army (b00qg7s5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 Take It From Here (b00dvdjt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 Detective (b00p8g0h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 Stephen King - Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption (b00m19db)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 William Makepeace Thackeray - Vanity Fair (b007jvyx)
Episode 19

Jos, Amelia and William head to Europe and meet an old 'friend'. Narrated by Stephen Fry. Stars Emma Fielding and David Calder.


THU 14:15 Highland Hip (b007711z)
Kris Drever

Sally Magnusson talks to an Orcadian guitarist making a name in UK folk music, thanks to an upbringing in traditional music.


THU 14:30 Sue Townsend - Adrian Mole (b007js8l)
The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole

Episode 9

Fifth-former Adrian tries to walk on the wild side. But gang life proves to be rather boring. Read by Nicholas Barnes.


THU 14:45 John Osborne - A Better Class of Person (b03ggzr9)
Too Young to Fight and Too Old to Forget

The writer recalls his childhood. After an illness, young John is sent to Dorset for brutal convalescence. Read by Peter Egan.


THU 15:00 Lew Wallace - Ben Hur (b007jr6d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b03ggzsx)
Mel Giedroyc hears about Omid Djalili's secret passion and the Inheritance Books of Philip Reeve. Plus she has the next chapter of Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo.


THU 17:00 Ring Around the Bath (b01hpx39)
Series 3

Seeking Lost Gardens

It's open day at the Bartholomew residence - with Alison due to give birth at any minute.

Who will arrive first - the garden visitors or the latest family addition?

Series 3 of Lucy Clare and Ian Davidson's sitcom about topsy-turvy family life.

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

Director: Elizabeth Freestone

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2006.


THU 17:30 Lenin of the Rovers (b007jpj6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 18:00 Wally K Daly (b007jt6t)
The Silent Scream

Episode 1

Tom Harris disappears into space but returns with new and astonishing powers. Put to good use, they will benefit humanity - but in the wrong hands they could have horrifying and nightmarish implications.

Wally K. Daly's sequel to 'Before the Screaming Begins'.

CAST:

Tom Harris …. James Laurenson
A.P. Smith …. Donald Hewlett
Prime Minister …. Colin Douglas
Silkin …. Peter Wickham
Sally Harris …. Hannah Gordon
Opposition MP/Colonel …. Peter Williams
Andy …. Elizabeth Lindsay
Gloria/Cabinet Minister …. Brenda Kaye
Second Pilot/PC …. Gregory de Polnay
Alien Controller/Cabinet Minister …. Manning Wilson
Second Boy …. Tim Bentinck
First Girl …. Alison Draper

Audio from Wally K. Daly's own collection and reversioned into three parts by BBC Radio 4 Extra

Producer: Martin Jenkins

First broadcast as a 90 minute Saturday Night Drama on BBC Radio 4 in 1979.


THU 18:30 Martin Jameson - Ice (b007jlns)
Episode 1

Swept across the Galaxy, two children must battle the evil Ice Queen, Novod Scaa.

1998 retelling of 'The Snow Queen' by Martin Jameson in three parts.

Michelle ...... Tara Prendergast
Travis ...... Alan Halsall
Novod Scaa ...... Ishia Bennison
Gary ...... Gerard McDermott
Bandit ...... Miles Anderson
Stash ...... Vincent Davies
Roth ...... Bradley Lavelle
Keith ...... Christopher Wright
Headmaster ...... Iwan Thomas
Thug ...... Andrew Whyment
Chaperoning Child ...... Margaret Jervis

Director: Sally Avens.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1998.


THU 19:00 Dad's Army (b00qg7s5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 Take It From Here (b00dvdjt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 Detective (b00p8g0h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 Stephen King - Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption (b00m19db)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 David Constantine - Tea at the Midland (b01pwcyg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


THU 21:15 Eric Pringle - The Last Piano Player (b0075x8c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


THU 22:00 Clare in the Community (b01ptzm9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 Will Smith Presents the Tao of Bergerac (b007w0j4)
Episode 2

Jersey-born comedian Will Smith continues his obsession with 1980s BBC TV detective series Bergerac.

He's using an audio book of its star, John Nettles, reading the Tao, to navigate the minefield of his life, with the help of a special guest.

Will wonders how he can be an individual without being derided for his choices.

With Karl Johnson, Simon Greenall, Rachel Bavidge, Olivia Poulet and John Nettles.

Written by Will Smith and Roger Drew.

Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2007.


THU 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b03jtr6d)
For two hours, six nights a week, the Comedy Club offers the best laughs around. Tonight, Peacock and Gamble are joined by Greg Davies.


THU 23:00 Armando Iannucci (b007jzc3)
Series 2

Episode 2

Lies galore, wind-up calls and this week’s fight.

Armando lannucci hosts wry comical discussion, sketches and music.

With Rebecca Front, David Schneider and Richard Herring.

Written by Armando Iannucci, Peter Baynham, Richard Herring, Stewart Lee and Ben Moor.

Producer: Sarah Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 1 in March 1994.



FRIDAY 08 NOVEMBER 2013

FRI 00:00 Wally K Daly (b007jt6t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 Martin Jameson - Ice (b007jlns)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 Detective (b00p8g0h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 Stephen King - Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption (b00m19db)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 Boogie Up the River (b007jv8w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 Sneakiepeeks (b00p8dkd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 Lew Wallace - Ben Hur (b007jr6d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 David Constantine - Tea at the Midland (b01pwcyg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:15 Eric Pringle - The Last Piano Player (b0075x8c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 Ring Around the Bath (b01hpx39)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 Lenin of the Rovers (b007jpj6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 Detective (b00p66fb)
Series 1

Bedtime Story, part 2/2

Can Detective Sergeant Dave Brook drive a wedge between two notorious crime families?

Stories of crime and detection in London by Robert Barr.

Starring Ray Brooks as long-serving, ducking-and-diving DS Dave Brook. His side-kick is 23 year-old ‘grammar school boy’ DC Blair Maxton, played by Christopher Blake.

DS Dave Brook …. Ray Brooks
DC Blair Maxton …. Christopher Blake
Chief Inspector Roach …. David Daker
Jimmy Lowrie …. Tom Bowles
Station Officer …. Gordon Reid
Hughie Crerand …. Michael Packer
Ma Lowrie …. Hilda Fennemore
Billie Sellars …. Colin Bell

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1980.


FRI 06:30 Stephen King - Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption (b00m1tft)
Episode 5

With Andy gone, Red reflects on their friendship and what the future holds. Stephen King's novella, read by Clarke Peters.


FRI 07:00 The Right Time (b0076mmf)
Series 4

Episode 5

Musing on middle-age and a near-death experience turns out mundane.

Sketch show about growing older disgracefully.

Stars Eleanor Bron, Dudley Sutton, Roger Blake, Paula Wilcox. Clive Swift and Barry Cryer.

Written by Colin Bostock-Smith, Jill Brodie & John Pidgeon, Barry Cryer, Dave Dixon, Jan Etherington, Alan Stafford and Chris Thompson & Pete Reynolds.

Script editor: George Poles.

Music by Ronnie & The Rex.

Producer: Katie Marsden

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2004.


FRI 07:30 My Teenage Diary (b01l0kc5)
Series 4

Rhona Cameron

My Teenage Diary returns with six more brave celebrities ready to revisit their formative years by opening up their intimate teenage diaries, and reading them out in public for the very first time. In this episode, comedian Rufus Hound is joined by Rhona Cameron who revisits her teenage years when she struggled to come to terms with her sexuality and had to cope with the sudden death of her father.

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


FRI 08:00 Steptoe and Son (b013fj7r)
Series 2

The Wooden Overcoats

Trouble ensues when Harold brings home coffins on the cart, sparking a burst of manic superstition from Albert.

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

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

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

Produced by Bobby Jaye

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in June 1967.


FRI 08:30 Yes Minister (b007jl60)
Series 1

Open Government

Newly re-elected, MP Jim Hacker is summoned to the PM's office.

Jim learns from his chauffeur that the new St Edwards Hospital has 300 administrators, cooks and cleaners, but no doctors, nurses or patients. How can he cure it? As usual the Minister doesn't know his ACAS from his NALGO.

Starring Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne and Derek Fowlds.

Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn satirical sitcom ran on BBC TV between 1980 and 1984. Yes Minister is centred around the hapless Jim Hacker and a collection of civil service underlings headed by the Machiavellian Sir Humphrey Appleby and obsequious Bernard.

Jim Hacker ...... Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey Appleby ...... Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard ...... Derek Fowlds
Annie Hacker ...... Diana Hoddinot
Frank Weisel ...... Bill Nighy
Sir Arnold ...... John Nettleton
Chief Whip ...... Edward Jewesbury
Nigel ...... Haydn Wood
Radio Presenter ...... Gordon Clyde
Newsreader ...... Bob Docherty

Adapted for radio by producer Pete Atkin.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1983.


FRI 09:00 Millport (b008gh00)
Series 1

Ardour

The Minister reveals to Irene his secret yearning for Moira.

After the initial shock, she realises this unlikely romance could prove advantageous...

Bittersweet comedy written by and starring Lynn Ferguson as 30-something, island barmaid Irene Bruce, who hankers after a better life on the Scottish mainland.

Irene ...... Lynn Ferguson
Moira/Agnes ...... Janet Brown
Alberto/Robert/Derek/Bob ...... Lewis McLeod
Ena/Bunty ...... Gabriel Quigley
Doogie ...... Matt Costello
Minister ...... Robert Paterson

Producer: Lucy Bacon

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2000.


FRI 09:30 The Change (b00nj6fd)
Series 1

Different for Girls

Coming to terms with a transvestite for a husband is hard for Carol. She wants to save her marriage and so George agrees to throw away his entire wardrobe of female attire - but throwing out the favourite tiara is just too hard...

Lynda Bellingham and Chris Ellison star as troubled hormonal wife Carol whose husband George finally reveals that he's a transvestite.

Sitcom by Gavin Petrie and Jan Etherington.

Carol ...... Lynda Bellingham
George ...... Chris Ellison
Violet ...... Sylvia Syms
Maureen ...... Maureen Beattie
Dave ...... Mark Powley
Ken ...... James Vaughan
Jerry ...... Richard Standing
Sonia ...... Emma Kennedy

Producer: Maria Esposito

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2001.


FRI 10:00 RK Narayan - The Guide (b007jyp4)
Railway Raju is famous for helping tourists above and beyond the call of duty – until Rosie arrives. Stars Nitin Ganatra.

R K Narayan ... Author
Rukhsana Ahmad ... Adaptor
Nitin Ganatra ... Raju
Saeed Jaffrey ... Uncle/Barber
Shaheen Khan ... Rosie/Meena
Sam Dastor ... Marco Polo
Vincent Ebrahim ... Velan/Joseph/Voice 1
Leena Dhingra ... Mother
Shiv Grewal ... Gaffur/Superintendent/Voice 2


FRI 11:00 David Constantine - Tea at the Midland (b01pwg2m)
Tea at the Midland

An artist and his art threaten to come between a couple on a romantic outing. Thought-provoking story read by Sian Thomas.


FRI 11:15 William Wordsworth - Michael (b0076lkn)
A dramatisation of Wordsworth's poem. Michael is a shepherd whose life is changed forever by the arrival of a son. With Tom Courtenay.


FRI 12:00 Steptoe and Son (b013fj7r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 Yes Minister (b007jl60)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 Detective (b00p66fb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 Stephen King - Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption (b00m1tft)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 William Makepeace Thackeray - Vanity Fair (b007jvyz)
Episode 20

Becky, Jos, Amelia and William's futures are finally decided. Conclusion of William Makepeace Thackeray's drama, narrated by Stephen Fry.


FRI 14:15 Highland Hip (b007712m)
Dougie Pincock

Sally Magnusson chats with a piper from Plockton, who is also director of a National Centre of Excellence in Traditional Music.


FRI 14:30 Sue Townsend - Adrian Mole (b007js8x)
The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole

Episode 10

Adrian is suffering with depression. Maybe his old flame Pandora can lift his mood? Concluded by Nicholas Barnes.


FRI 14:45 John Osborne - A Better Class of Person (b03ghjm4)
Don't Fence Me In

The famous playwright's memoir reaches the end of formal education, when girls and rebellion cost him dear. Read by Peter Egan.


FRI 15:00 RK Narayan - The Guide (b007jyp4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b03ghjnl)
Mel Giedroyc finds out how to bring up an orang-utan, and introduces the final episode of Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo.


FRI 17:00 Beachcomber... By the Way (b008d0hd)
Series 2

Episode 3

JB Morton's whimsies as performed by Richard Ingrams, Patricia Routledge, John Sessions and John Wells. From July 1991.


FRI 17:30 The Right Time (b0076mmf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 18:00 Wally K Daly (b007k3zb)
The Silent Scream

Episode 2

The aliens are standing by to invade, but is there an even bigger threat to humanity?

Wally K. Daly's sequel to 'Before the Screaming Begins'.

CAST:

Tom Harris …. James Laurenson
A.P. Smith …. Donald Hewlett
Prime Minister …. Colin Douglas
Silkin …. Peter Wickham
Sally Harris …. Hannah Gordon
Opposition MP/Colonel …. Peter Williams
Andy …. Elizabeth Lindsay
Gloria/Cabinet Minister …. Brenda Kaye
Second Pilot/PC …. Gregory de Polnay
Alien Controller/Cabinet Minister …. Manning Wilson
Second Boy …. Tim Bentinck
First Girl …. Alison Draper

Audio from Wally K. Daly's own collection and reversioned into three parts by BBC Radio 4 Extra

Producer: Martin Jenkins

First broadcast as a ninety-minute Saturday Night Drama on BBC Radio 4 in 1979.


FRI 18:30 Martin Jameson - Ice (b007jlp2)
Episode 2

Michelle is convinced her brother has been abducted by aliens. But what would they be doing in Manchester?

Retelling of 'The Snow Queen' by Martin Jameson.

Michelle ...... Tara Prendergast
Novod Scaa ...... Ishia Bennison
Gary ...... Gerard McDermott
Stash ...... Vincent Davies
Roth ...... Bradley Lavelle
Keith ...... Christopher Wright
Bandit ...... Miles Anderson
Sergeant ...... Christopher Wright
Chaperoning Child ...... Margaret Jervis

Director: Sally Avens.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1998.


FRI 19:00 Steptoe and Son (b013fj7r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 Yes Minister (b007jl60)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 Detective (b00p66fb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 Stephen King - Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption (b00m1tft)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 David Constantine - Tea at the Midland (b01pwg2m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 21:15 William Wordsworth - Michael (b0076lkn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


FRI 22:00 My Teenage Diary (b01l0kc5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 The Consultants (b007k32d)
Series 3

Episode 1

Chesney fixes the alphabet, which has a leaky 'e'.

Cerebral sketch show written by and starring Neil Edmond, Justin Edwards and James Rawlings.

Producer: Will Saunders

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2004.


FRI 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b03jtr6g)
For two hours, six nights a week, the Comedy Club offers the best laughs around. Tonight, Arthur Smith chats to Chris Ramsey.


FRI 23:00 Old Harry's Game (b007k1xw)
Series 2

Assistant

With Hell getting overcrowded, Satan decides it's time to hire an assistant demon.

Andy Hamilton's comedy series set in Hell.

It's not easy being Satan. Thrown out of heaven by a vengeful, white-haired God merely for daring to voice the concerns of middle management and condemned for all eternity to listen to Edith Piaf and Elvis Presley. Satan may rule the roost, but he's beset by the poor unfortunates condemned to sit out Eternity with him

Satan ...... Andy Hamilton
The Professor ...... James Grout
Thomas ...... Jimmy Mulville
Scumspawn ...... Robert Duncan

Other characters played by Philip Pope and Felicity Montagu.

Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1998.


FRI 23:30 Mark Thomas: The Manifesto (b00qcn23)
Series 2

Episode 1

Mark Thomas: The Manifesto. Comedian-activist, Mark Thomas creates a People's Manifesto, taking suggestions from his studio audience and then getting them to vote for the best. The winner of each show will be enforceable by law, so pay attention.

This edition includes policies such as restricting Prime Ministers to two full terms of office; the introduction of a maximum wage; and making all 4x4s transparent.

Produced by Ed Morrish.




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

4 Extra at Bletchley Park 09:00 SAT (b03g8lxl)

4 Extra at Bletchley Park 19:00 SAT (b03g8lxl)

A Whole New Ball Game 17:00 TUE (b00b2txd)

A Whole New Ball Game 05:00 WED (b00b2txd)

Afternoon Reading 10:45 SUN (b00rb372)

Afternoon Reading 21:45 SUN (b00rb372)

Afternoon Reading 01:45 MON (b00rb372)

All Bar Luke 23:30 TUE (b00tf1p5)

All Gas and Gaiters 08:00 SUN (b007jptm)

All Gas and Gaiters 15:00 SUN (b007jptm)

All Gas and Gaiters 03:00 MON (b007jptm)

All the Way from Memphis 09:30 WED (b00hy94k)

All the Way from Memphis 02:30 THU (b00hy94k)

Andrew Maxwell's Public Enemies 09:00 MON (b03gg7rd)

Andrew Maxwell's Public Enemies 22:30 MON (b03gg7rd)

Andrew Maxwell's Public Enemies 02:00 TUE (b03gg7rd)

Anything Legal 17:00 MON (b008fxrd)

Anything Legal 05:00 TUE (b008fxrd)

Armando Iannucci 23:00 THU (b007jzc3)

Arthur C Clarke Stories 00:30 SAT (b010tbkp)

Beachcomber... By the Way 05:00 SAT (b0089jcr)

Beachcomber... By the Way 17:00 FRI (b008d0hd)

Beatrice Hitchman - Petite Mort (Omnibus) 12:00 SAT (b03g8nhd)

Beatrice Hitchman - Petite Mort (Omnibus) 02:00 SUN (b03g8nhd)

Boogie Up the River 09:00 THU (b007jv8w)

Boogie Up the River 02:00 FRI (b007jv8w)

Brian Aldiss - Hothouse 00:00 SAT (b00mtpl0)

Chain Gang 13:10 SAT (b03g8rjf)

Chain Gang 03:10 SUN (b03g8rjf)

Charles Dickens 03:00 SAT (b01b3fqd)

Clare in the Community 07:30 THU (b01ptzm9)

Clare in the Community 22:00 THU (b01ptzm9)

Classic Serial 18:00 SUN (b00t1016)

Classic Serial 00:00 MON (b00t1016)

Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! 07:30 TUE (b00ccd7j)

Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! 22:00 TUE (b00ccd7j)

Dad's Army 14:30 SAT (b00q9gk2)

Dad's Army 08:00 THU (b00qg7s5)

Dad's Army 12:00 THU (b00qg7s5)

Dad's Army 19:00 THU (b00qg7s5)

David Constantine - Tea at the Midland 11:00 MON (b01pvbsw)

David Constantine - Tea at the Midland 21:00 MON (b01pvbsw)

David Constantine - Tea at the Midland 04:00 TUE (b01pvbsw)

David Constantine - Tea at the Midland 11:00 TUE (b01pvws2)

David Constantine - Tea at the Midland 21:00 TUE (b01pvws2)

David Constantine - Tea at the Midland 04:00 WED (b01pvws2)

David Constantine - Tea at the Midland 11:00 WED (b01pw3hf)

David Constantine - Tea at the Midland 21:00 WED (b01pw3hf)

David Constantine - Tea at the Midland 04:00 THU (b01pw3hf)

David Constantine - Tea at the Midland 11:00 THU (b01pwcyg)

David Constantine - Tea at the Midland 21:00 THU (b01pwcyg)

David Constantine - Tea at the Midland 04:00 FRI (b01pwcyg)

David Constantine - Tea at the Midland 11:00 FRI (b01pwg2m)

David Constantine - Tea at the Midland 21:00 FRI (b01pwg2m)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:00 SUN (b03g91j5)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:00 SUN (b03g91j5)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 01:00 MON (b03g91j5)

Detective 06:00 TUE (b00pg50h)

Detective 13:00 TUE (b00pg50h)

Detective 20:00 TUE (b00pg50h)

Detective 01:00 WED (b00pg50h)

Detective 06:00 WED (b00pckm9)

Detective 13:00 WED (b00pckm9)

Detective 20:00 WED (b00pckm9)

Detective 01:00 THU (b00pckm9)

Detective 06:00 THU (b00p8g0h)

Detective 13:00 THU (b00p8g0h)

Detective 20:00 THU (b00p8g0h)

Detective 01:00 FRI (b00p8g0h)

Detective 06:00 FRI (b00p66fb)

Detective 13:00 FRI (b00p66fb)

Detective 20:00 FRI (b00p66fb)

Dickens Confidential 13:15 SAT (b01kn6d8)

Dickens Confidential 03:15 SUN (b01kn6d8)

Down the Line 23:30 WED (b010m9tg)

E Nesbit - Hurst of Hurstcote 00:45 SAT (b007jmyy)

Eric Pringle - The Last Piano Player 11:15 THU (b0075x8c)

Eric Pringle - The Last Piano Player 21:15 THU (b0075x8c)

Eric Pringle - The Last Piano Player 04:15 FRI (b0075x8c)

Fear on 4 18:00 SAT (b007jm5g)

Fear on 4 00:00 SUN (b007jm5g)

Garrison Keillor's Radio Show 08:00 SAT (b0186byz)

Garrison Keillor's Radio Show 15:00 SAT (b0186byz)

Garrison Keillor's Radio Show 01:00 SUN (b0186byz)

HG Wells 18:30 SAT (b007jwdh)

HG Wells 00:30 SUN (b007jwdh)

Hancock's Half Hour 14:00 SAT (b007v1p4)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:00 WED (b007vh34)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:00 WED (b007vh34)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:00 WED (b007vh34)

Heated Rollers 07:00 TUE (b007r4ys)

Heated Rollers 17:30 TUE (b007r4ys)

Heated Rollers 05:30 WED (b007r4ys)

Herge - The Adventures of Tintin 09:30 SUN (b00ps3xb)

Herge - The Adventures of Tintin 17:30 SUN (b00ps3xb)

Herge - The Adventures of Tintin 05:30 MON (b00ps3xb)

Highland Hip 14:15 MON (b0077104)

Highland Hip 14:15 TUE (b007710r)

Highland Hip 14:15 WED (b007711c)

Highland Hip 14:15 THU (b007711z)

Highland Hip 14:15 FRI (b007712m)

House on Fire 09:30 MON (b00pl1h7)

House on Fire 02:30 TUE (b00pl1h7)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 08:30 WED (b01211y0)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 12:30 WED (b01211y0)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 19:30 WED (b01211y0)

Israel Zangwill - Cheating the Gallows 01:30 SAT (b007jq4t)

It's a Funny Business 11:00 SUN (b011dd7f)

It's a Funny Business 02:00 MON (b011dd7f)

Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation 22:00 SAT (b007jq39)

Joanne Harris - Jigs and Reels 04:00 SAT (b00cl32x)

John Osborne - A Better Class of Person 14:45 MON (b0076z38)

John Osborne - A Better Class of Person 14:45 TUE (b03gghlm)

John Osborne - A Better Class of Person 14:45 WED (b03ggqcp)

John Osborne - A Better Class of Person 14:45 THU (b03ggzr9)

John Osborne - A Better Class of Person 14:45 FRI (b03ghjm4)

Know Your Place 09:00 WED (b018ttwj)

Know Your Place 02:00 THU (b018ttwj)

L Frank Baum - The Wizard of Oz 09:00 SUN (b00pgnqd)

L Frank Baum - The Wizard of Oz 17:00 SUN (b00pgnqd)

L Frank Baum - The Wizard of Oz 05:00 MON (b00pgnqd)

Lenin of the Rovers 07:00 THU (b007jpj6)

Lenin of the Rovers 17:30 THU (b007jpj6)

Lenin of the Rovers 05:30 FRI (b007jpj6)

Lew Wallace - Ben Hur 10:00 MON (b007jr51)

Lew Wallace - Ben Hur 15:00 MON (b007jr51)

Lew Wallace - Ben Hur 03:00 TUE (b007jr51)

Lew Wallace - Ben Hur 10:00 TUE (b007jr5g)

Lew Wallace - Ben Hur 15:00 TUE (b007jr5g)

Lew Wallace - Ben Hur 03:00 WED (b007jr5g)

Lew Wallace - Ben Hur 10:00 WED (b007jr5x)

Lew Wallace - Ben Hur 15:00 WED (b007jr5x)

Lew Wallace - Ben Hur 03:00 THU (b007jr5x)

Lew Wallace - Ben Hur 10:00 THU (b007jr6d)

Lew Wallace - Ben Hur 15:00 THU (b007jr6d)

Lew Wallace - Ben Hur 03:00 FRI (b007jr6d)

Loose Ends 11:15 MON (b03g89cd)

Loose Ends 21:15 MON (b03g89cd)

Loose Ends 04:15 TUE (b03g89cd)

Mark Thomas: The Manifesto 23:30 FRI (b00qcn23)

Mark Watson Makes the World Substantially Better 23:30 SUN (b00kkfk6)

Married 07:00 MON (b0084rct)

Married 17:30 MON (b0084rct)

Married 05:30 TUE (b0084rct)

Martin Conisby's Vengeance 06:00 SAT (b007jwfq)

Martin Conisby's Vengeance 16:00 SAT (b007jwfq)

Martin Conisby's Vengeance 04:00 SUN (b007jwfq)

Martin Jameson - Ice 18:30 THU (b007jlns)

Martin Jameson - Ice 00:30 FRI (b007jlns)

Martin Jameson - Ice 18:30 FRI (b007jlp2)

Mel's Mix: The Best of The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 SUN (b03g9vct)

Millport 02:00 SAT (b0075t3w)

Millport 09:00 FRI (b008gh00)

Murder Most Foul 23:30 SAT (b03g8w4n)

My Teenage Diary 17:30 SAT (b01ks9zd)

My Teenage Diary 05:30 SUN (b01ks9zd)

My Teenage Diary 07:30 FRI (b01l0kc5)

My Teenage Diary 22:00 FRI (b01l0kc5)

Old Harry's Game 23:00 FRI (b007k1xw)

PG Wodehouse - The Inimitable Jeeves 17:00 WED (b007s5dn)

PG Wodehouse - The Inimitable Jeeves 05:00 THU (b007s5dn)

Pick Ups 23:00 WED (b00n5rwp)

RK Narayan - The Guide 10:00 FRI (b007jyp4)

RK Narayan - The Guide 15:00 FRI (b007jyp4)

Radio Shuttleworth 22:30 WED (b007jqkk)

Ray's a Laugh 08:30 MON (b00t141c)

Ray's a Laugh 12:30 MON (b00t141c)

Ray's a Laugh 19:30 MON (b00t141c)

Ring Around the Bath 17:00 THU (b01hpx39)

Ring Around the Bath 05:00 FRI (b01hpx39)

Rockton Manor Studios 23:30 MON (b00j4bn1)

Round the Horne 08:00 MON (b007jn85)

Round the Horne 12:00 MON (b007jn85)

Round the Horne 19:00 MON (b007jn85)

Saturday Night Fry 22:30 SAT (b007jt12)

Scrooby Trevithick 22:30 SUN (b00s0vd8)

Sherlock Holmes 04:15 SAT (b007k2mx)

Sherlock Holmes 11:15 TUE (b007jm5p)

Sherlock Holmes 21:15 TUE (b007jm5p)

Sherlock Holmes 04:15 WED (b007jm5p)

Sherlock Holmes 11:15 WED (b007jm66)

Sherlock Holmes 21:15 WED (b007jm66)

Sherlock Holmes 04:15 THU (b007jm66)

Sneakiepeeks 09:30 THU (b00p8dkd)

Sneakiepeeks 02:30 FRI (b00p8dkd)

Stephen King - Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption 06:30 MON (b00m0mb6)

Stephen King - Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption 13:30 MON (b00m0mb6)

Stephen King - Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption 20:30 MON (b00m0mb6)

Stephen King - Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption 01:30 TUE (b00m0mb6)

Stephen King - Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption 06:30 TUE (b00m0wn4)

Stephen King - Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption 13:30 TUE (b00m0wn4)

Stephen King - Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption 20:30 TUE (b00m0wn4)

Stephen King - Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption 01:30 WED (b00m0wn4)

Stephen King - Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption 06:30 WED (b00m0zyq)

Stephen King - Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption 13:30 WED (b00m0zyq)

Stephen King - Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption 20:30 WED (b00m0zyq)

Stephen King - Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption 01:30 THU (b00m0zyq)

Stephen King - Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption 06:30 THU (b00m19db)

Stephen King - Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption 13:30 THU (b00m19db)

Stephen King - Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption 20:30 THU (b00m19db)

Stephen King - Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption 01:30 FRI (b00m19db)

Stephen King - Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption 06:30 FRI (b00m1tft)

Stephen King - Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption 13:30 FRI (b00m1tft)

Stephen King - Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption 20:30 FRI (b00m1tft)

Steptoe and Son 08:00 FRI (b013fj7r)

Steptoe and Son 12:00 FRI (b013fj7r)

Steptoe and Son 19:00 FRI (b013fj7r)

Street and Lane 09:30 TUE (b00vhw43)

Street and Lane 02:30 WED (b00vhw43)

Sue Townsend - Adrian Mole 14:30 MON (b007js7h)

Sue Townsend - Adrian Mole 14:30 TUE (b007js7w)

Sue Townsend - Adrian Mole 14:30 WED (b007js86)

Sue Townsend - Adrian Mole 14:30 THU (b007js8l)

Sue Townsend - Adrian Mole 14:30 FRI (b007js8x)

Take It From Here 08:30 THU (b00dvdjt)

Take It From Here 12:30 THU (b00dvdjt)

Take It From Here 19:30 THU (b00dvdjt)

Terry James - A Madman of Convenience 13:30 SUN (b007r4jx)

Terry James - A Madman of Convenience 03:30 MON (b007r4jx)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 MON (b03ggbgz)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 TUE (b03gghn1)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 WED (b03ggqd7)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 THU (b03ggzsx)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 FRI (b03ghjnl)

The Castle 22:30 TUE (b007yd2d)

The Change 02:30 SAT (b00nd0tk)

The Change 09:30 FRI (b00nj6fd)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 SUN (b03jtr5y)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 TUE (b03jtr64)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 THU (b03jtr6d)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 FRI (b03jtr6g)

The Consultants 22:30 FRI (b007k32d)

The Drawings on the Wall 07:15 SUN (b0091xzh)

The Drawings on the Wall 13:15 SUN (b0091xzh)

The Goon Show 08:00 TUE (b007wvvh)

The Goon Show 12:00 TUE (b007wvvh)

The Goon Show 19:00 TUE (b007wvvh)

The Jason Explanation of... 08:30 TUE (b007jq4j)

The Jason Explanation of... 12:30 TUE (b007jq4j)

The Jason Explanation of... 19:30 TUE (b007jq4j)

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving 18:30 MON (b007wlpm)

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving 00:30 TUE (b007wlpm)

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving 18:30 TUE (b007wvk4)

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving 00:30 WED (b007wvk4)

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving 18:30 WED (b007xrtx)

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving 00:30 THU (b007xrtx)

The Leopard in Autumn 07:00 WED (b00761mn)

The Leopard in Autumn 17:30 WED (b00761mn)

The Leopard in Autumn 05:30 THU (b00761mn)

The Men from the Ministry 08:30 SUN (b014tlll)

The Men from the Ministry 15:30 SUN (b014tlll)

The Museum of Curiosity 07:30 MON (b03f92qc)

The Museum of Curiosity 22:00 MON (b03f92qc)

The National Theatre at 50 19:00 SUN (b008m10f)

The Now Show 23:00 MON (b03fftgs)

The Now Show 09:00 TUE (b03fftgs)

The Now Show 02:00 WED (b03fftgs)

The Palace of Laughter 11:30 SUN (b0084hvl)

The Palace of Laughter 02:30 MON (b0084hvl)

The Penny Dreadfuls 23:00 TUE (b00gpbcj)

The Problem With Adam Bloom 23:45 TUE (b00h4cwy)

The Right Time 05:30 SAT (b0076mj9)

The Right Time 07:00 FRI (b0076mmf)

The Right Time 17:30 FRI (b0076mmf)

The Six Faces of Henry VIII 07:30 SAT (b00kj2dy)

The Toff 01:00 SAT (b007jrjk)

The Toff 06:00 MON (b007jrmb)

The Toff 13:00 MON (b007jrmb)

The Toff 20:00 MON (b007jrmb)

The Toff 01:00 TUE (b007jrmb)

The Unbelievable Truth 07:30 SUN (b00jwy1d)

The Unbelievable Truth 22:00 SUN (b00jwy1d)

Tom Wrigglesworth's Hang-Ups 07:30 WED (b03fdh2c)

Tom Wrigglesworth's Hang-Ups 22:00 WED (b03fdh2c)

VI Warshawski 23:00 SAT (b007jnmq)

Vent 23:00 SUN (b00tp80h)

Wally K Daly 18:00 MON (b007js5k)

Wally K Daly 00:00 TUE (b007js5k)

Wally K Daly 18:00 TUE (b007js5w)

Wally K Daly 00:00 WED (b007js5w)

Wally K Daly 18:00 WED (b007js66)

Wally K Daly 00:00 THU (b007js66)

Wally K Daly 18:00 THU (b007jt6t)

Wally K Daly 00:00 FRI (b007jt6t)

Wally K Daly 18:00 FRI (b007k3zb)

Will Smith Presents the Tao of Bergerac 22:30 THU (b007w0j4)

William Makepeace Thackeray - Vanity Fair Omnibus 06:00 SUN (b008qpww)

William Makepeace Thackeray - Vanity Fair Omnibus 12:00 SUN (b008qpww)

William Makepeace Thackeray - Vanity Fair 14:00 MON (b007jvyn)

William Makepeace Thackeray - Vanity Fair 14:00 TUE (b007jvyr)

William Makepeace Thackeray - Vanity Fair 14:00 WED (b007jvyt)

William Makepeace Thackeray - Vanity Fair 14:00 THU (b007jvyx)

William Makepeace Thackeray - Vanity Fair 14:00 FRI (b007jvyz)

William Wordsworth - Michael 11:15 FRI (b0076lkn)

William Wordsworth - Michael 21:15 FRI (b0076lkn)

Yes Minister 08:30 FRI (b007jl60)

Yes Minister 12:30 FRI (b007jl60)

Yes Minister 19:30 FRI (b007jl60)