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SATURDAY 09 NOVEMBER 2013

SAT 00:00 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.


SAT 00:30 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.


SAT 01:00 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.


SAT 01:30 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.


SAT 02:00 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.


SAT 02:30 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.


SAT 03:00 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


SAT 04:00 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.


SAT 04:15 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.


SAT 05:00 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.


SAT 05:30 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.


SAT 06:00 Willy Russell - Educating Rita (b015n8pq)
A sparky and touching portrayal of the relationship between a working-class Open University student and her alcohol-fuelled tutor.

Willy Russell's award-winning comedy stars Laura Dos Santos as Rita and Bill Nighy as Dr Frank Bryant.

Adapted by Willy Russell from his play originally commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company, which premièred at the Warehouse theatre, London in 1980.

Director: Kirsty Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2009.


SAT 07:30 Bicycle Music (b00x87by)
Graeme Fife discovers the musical landscape inspired by cycling with enthusiasts Dervla Murphy and Alan Bennett. From July 2003.


SAT 08:00 Garrison Keillor's Radio Show (b018sgj4)
Series 7

Highlights of the Year

The American funny man's 2010 highlights, including singer Elvis Costello, author Alexander McCall Smith and poet Billy Collins.


SAT 09:00 Salutes You, Sir! Forces Fun from the BBC (b0085hk1)
Dad's Army's very own Private Pike aka Ian Lavender presents an homage to the humour generated for and by the British Armed Forces. Featuring:

* Merry-Go-Round - Army edition: 'Stand Easy' With Charlie Chester and Arthur Haynes (14/09/1945)

* The Victory edition of ITMA - It's That Man Again,Starring Tommy Handley. (10/05/1945)

* Merry-Go-Round: Naval edition: 'HMS Waterlogged' With Eric Barker and Jon Pertwee (08/08/1945)

* The Navy Lark 'Mysterious Radio Signals' Starring Leslie Phillips, Stephen Murray and Jon Pertwee. (06/06/1971)

* Merry-Go-Round – RAF edition: 'Much-Binding-in-the-Marsh' Starring Richard Murdoch, Kenneth Horne and Sam Costa (11/04/1945)

* Dad's Army - 'Sergeant, Save My Boy' Stars Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier and Ian Lavender (11/03/1975)

Ian Lavender played Private Frank Pike in the much-loved BBC TV sitcom Dad's Army (1968-77) and also appeared in the BBC radio adaptations still to be regularly heard on BBC Radio 4 Extra.

Producer: Mik Wilkojc

First broadcast on BBC Radio 7 in November 2006.


SAT 12:00 Beatrice Hitchman - Petite Mort (Omnibus) (b03h33mm)
Omnibus, part 2

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

Concluding Omnibus of the last ten episodes.

1967, Paris. Journalist Juliette Blanc continues to interview Adele Roux, once a star of a famous silent film of 1914, Petite Mort.

1914, Paris. Hurt and confused by Luce's treatment of her, Adele succumbs to temptation and betrays her lover.

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 .... David Seddon
Mathilde .... Maria Teresa Creasey
Feuillade .... John Norton
Elodie Kernuac .... Priyanga Burford
Inspector Japy .... Michael Bertenshaw
Harbleu .... Michael Bertenshaw
Dr Langlois .... Sean Murray

Director: Emma Harding.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2013.


SAT 13:10 Chain Gang (b03h33ny)
Series 4

Episode 6

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 Daunt and Dervish (b00jz7jd)
Series 2

In Questionable Shape

London 1947, and a theatre visit sets off a mystery to rival what's happening on stage. Stars Anna Massey and Frances Barber.


SAT 14:00 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.


SAT 14:30 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.


SAT 15:00 Garrison Keillor's Radio Show (b018sgj4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SAT 16:00 Willy Russell - Educating Rita (b015n8pq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 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.


SAT 18:00 Fear on 4 (b007jm8n)
Series 1

By the River, Fontainebleau

The Man in Black reveals how a painter's obsession over a woman turns to self-disgust. Stars Edward de Souza and Kim Wall.


SAT 18:30 Tanith Lee - Red as Blood (b007jq65)
In a dark Snow White fantasy, the Queen sets out to rescue her stepdaughter from her sinister heritage. Read by Stella Gonet.


SAT 19:00 Salutes You, Sir! Forces Fun from the BBC (b0085hk1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation (b007jrz1)
Series 2

How to Meet the Challenge of the 21st Century

Looking beyond the millennium, the host's comic lecture plus sketches. With Debbie Issit and Gordon Kennedy. From November 1994.


SAT 22:30 The Jason Byrne Show (b01dhnrz)
Series 2

Ageing

Award-winning comedian Jason Byrne tackles the pros and cons of getting older.

Stand up and sketches with Laurence Howarth and Anna Bengo.

Producer: Julia McKenzie

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2009.


SAT 23:00 Adam Baron - Shut Eye (b00sdrsz)
Episode 1

As ex-cop Billy Rucker looks for runaways around London's seamy King's Cross, a murderer strikes. Stars David Morrissey.


SAT 23:30 Murder Most Foul (b03h3kxy)
Sheer Plod

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

Luton 1943: the discovery of a body in the River Lea sparks off a nationwide manhunt. But first the police must discover the identity of the dead woman.

Nick Ross looks back at the case. Stars Norman Jones as Chief Inspector Chapman and Ronald Herdman as Bertie Manton.

Written by John Scotney. Producer: Tim Suter.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1991.



SUNDAY 10 NOVEMBER 2013

SUN 00:00 Fear on 4 (b007jm8n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 00:30 Tanith Lee - Red as Blood (b007jq65)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 Garrison Keillor's Radio Show (b018sgj4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:00 Beatrice Hitchman - Petite Mort (Omnibus) (b03h33mm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 on Saturday]


SUN 03:10 Chain Gang (b03h33ny)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:10 on Saturday]


SUN 03:15 Daunt and Dervish (b00jz7jd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:15 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 Willy Russell - Educating Rita (b015n8pq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 My Teenage Diary (b01l0kc5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 William Makepeace Thackeray - Vanity Fair Omnibus (b008s959)
Episode 4

Becky Sharp's husband is taken to debtors' prison. William Makepeace Thackeray dramatisation concluded by Stephen Fry.


SUN 07:15 Food for Thought (b00mjk5v)
Series 1

Joan Rivers

Journalist Nina Myskow discovers how attitudes to food, shape and affect individual lives.

Over tea and chocolate tart in a suite at The Ritz, comedian Joan Rivers recounts a lifetime of self-loathing and fear of being fat. She recalls the shock of discovering she wasn't beautiful, her mother's advice on dinner parties and an extraordinary daily diet of vitamin pills, low calorie ice cream sandwiches and cereal with whipped cream.

The producer is Tamsin Hughes, and this is a Wise Buddah production for BBC Radio 4.


SUN 07:30 Cabin Pressure (b00lmcyc)
Series 2

Helsinki

Carolyn and her sister haven't spoken for fifteen years. Which is why Arthur has invited her to a party on board, together with 500 Euros-worth of smuggled orchids...

Meanwhile, Martin gets tangled up in some karate and a fishcake.

With special guest Alison Steadman.

Starring
Carolyn Knapp-Shappey ..... Stephanie Cole
1st Officer Douglas Richardson ..... Roger Allam
Capt. Martin Crieff ..... Benedict Cumberbatch
Arthur Shappey ..... John Finnemore
Ruth Gregson ..... Alison Steadman
Kieran Gregson ..... Matt Green
Milo ..... Simon Greenall

Written by John Finnemore

Produced & Directed by David Tyler

A Pozzitive production for the BBC


SUN 08:00 All Gas and Gaiters (b007jpx1)
The Bishop Has a Rest

A peaceful Saturday afternoon at St Oggs is rudely interrupted.

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 Joan Sanderson as Mrs Pugh-Critchley.

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 December 1972.


SUN 08:30 The Clitheroe Kid (b007jn3v)
Series 2

Clitheroe and the Hound Dog

Mother won't let the cheeky schoolboy keep a pet, but then a wet nose appears. Stars Jimmy Clitheroe. From February 1959.


SUN 09:00 L Frank Baum - The Wizard of Oz (b00pk92c)
Episode 2

Dorothy and friends face danger on the way to the Emerald City. Stars Barbara Barnes and Maureen Lipman.


SUN 09:30 Herge - The Adventures of Tintin (b007jvc9)
Series 1

Destination Moon

The rocket countdown is on for the intrepid boy reporter and his dog Snowy. Stars Richard Pearce and Andrew Sachs.


SUN 10:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b03h3mxp)
TV Writers

Alan Bleasdale

4 Extra Debut. From Duke Ellington to Bob Dylan, playwright Alan Bleasdale shares his castaway choices with Sue Lawley. From August 1991.


SUN 10:45 Afternoon Reading (b00rb374)
Petina Gappah - An Elegy for Easterly

My Cousin-Sister Rambanai

My Cousin-Sister Rambanai is the next selected story from An Elegy for Easterly, Zimbabwean writer Petina Gappah's debut collection and winner of the Guardian First Book Award for 2009. Today - when Rambanai returns from Dallas to Harare her exuberant sparkle is irresistible, but a new search for a bigger world has unexpected outcomes.

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: Chipo Chung appeared in the National Theatre's 2009 production of Phedre, currently she can be seen in the television series, Camelot.


SUN 11:00 Face to Face with Evelyn Waugh (b007qtln)
John Freeman's interview for BBC TV with English writer Evelyn Waugh. Introduced by Joan Bakewell. From June 1960.


SUN 11:30 The Palace of Laughter (b0076xb9)
Stateside

Episode 1

Geoffrey Wheeler explores the history of American vaudeville.

Like Music Hall in Britain, vaudeville was a product of its time; increasing urbanisation, and a desire to present entertainment which would appeal to the whole family, led to the development of vast vaudeville circuits, spanning thousands of miles of barely settled American territory, on which tens of thousands of performers travelled from town to town earning their living.

Among those who learned their trade in vaudeville were future international stars such as Fred and Adele Astaire, Bob Hope, Jack Benny and jazz singer Ma Rainey.

Producer Libby Cross.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2006.


SUN 12:00 William Makepeace Thackeray - Vanity Fair Omnibus (b008s959)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SUN 13:15 Food for Thought (b00mjk5v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today]


SUN 13:30 Karel Capek - War With the Newts (b016rfcm)
When humans discover a race of intelligent reptile hominids, can humanity survive? Starring Dermot Crowley and Sally Hawkins.


SUN 15:00 All Gas and Gaiters (b007jpx1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 15:30 The Clitheroe Kid (b007jn3v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 16:00 Mel's Mix: The Best of The 4 O'Clock Show (b03h3nxw)
Mel Giedroyc replays the best of this week's 4 O'Clock Show, including a mosquito-catching competition, animal impersonations and stories shared between the generations.


SUN 17:00 L Frank Baum - The Wizard of Oz (b00pk92c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SUN 17:30 Herge - The Adventures of Tintin (b007jvc9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


SUN 18:00 Classic Serial (b00t384l)
Hermann Hesse - The Glass Bead Game

Episode 2

Dramatisation of Hermann Hesse's classic novel set in a futuristic, utopian society.
Starring 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.

As Magister Ludi, Joseph Knecht begins to plan for the forthcoming Glass Bead Game. As excitement mounts, Joseph's doubts about the Castalian way of life are compounded by his newly acquired position.

Biographer...Derek Jacobi
Joseph Knecht...Tom Ferguson
Fritz...Toby Hadoke
Music Master...Malcolm Raeburn
Plinio...David Seddon
Helena...Olwen May
Tito...Oliver Gomm

Dramatised by Lavinia Greenlaw
Producer: Charlotte Riches
Director: Susan Roberts.


SUN 19:00 Face to Face with Evelyn Waugh (b007qtln)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 19:30 The Palace of Laughter (b0076xb9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:30 today]


SUN 20:00 All Gas and Gaiters (b007jpx1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 20:30 The Clitheroe Kid (b007jn3v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b03h3mxp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


SUN 21:45 Afternoon Reading (b00rb374)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today]


SUN 22:00 Cabin Pressure (b00lmcyc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 22:30 The Remains of Foley and McColl (b007jrl6)
The Real You

Their BBC producer forces Sean and Hamish to get proper jobs.

Surreal comedy starring award-winning double act, Sean Foley and Hamish McColl - the Right Size.

With:

Rose English
Count Arthur Strong
Chris Lamer
Mark Stevens

Producer: Lissa Evans

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2000.


SUN 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b03jtrkr)
For two hours, six nights a week, the Comedy Club offers the best laughs around. Tonight, Arthur Smith chats to Chris Ramsey.


SUN 23:00 Vent (b00tr5rv)
Series 2

Things to Do Before You Die

As Mary and Mum read him a lifestyle magazine, Ben's unconscious mind takes him back to 1973 to find a "life coach" who will motivate him out of his coma.

Unfortunately, this mostly involves pointing a gun at his head...

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, John Kay Steel, James Lynch and Tim Whitnall.

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2007.


SUN 23:30 Mark Watson Makes the World Substantially Better (b00kn8k7)
Series 1

Sloth

Mark Watson investigates sloth 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 11 NOVEMBER 2013

MON 00:00 Classic Serial (b00t384l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b03h3mxp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


MON 01:45 Afternoon Reading (b00rb374)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]


MON 02:00 Face to Face with Evelyn Waugh (b007qtln)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:30 The Palace of Laughter (b0076xb9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:30 on Sunday]


MON 03:00 All Gas and Gaiters (b007jpx1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Sunday]


MON 03:30 Karel Capek - War With the Newts (b016rfcm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:30 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 L Frank Baum - The Wizard of Oz (b00pk92c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 Herge - The Adventures of Tintin (b007jvc9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 Detective (b03h6xz3)
Series 1

The Bank Raid

An old-style bank raid keeps the boys busy. Will DS Brook make his date with Judie?

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
DC Harrison …. Peter Cleall
Forensic Scientist …. Roger Hammond
Mr. Franklin …. John Ringham
Miss Rees …. Liza Flanagan
Collator …. James Sosmo
Matron …. Margot Boyd
Police Officer …. David Timson
Charles Owen …. John Sharp
Judie …. Jacqueline Tong
Mrs. Miller …. Julie May

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1980.


MON 06:30 Raffles (m0001n5g)
Series 2

1. The Rest Cure

Bunny is surprised and pleased to be invited by Raffles to share the latter's self-imposed 'rest cure' in a large house in Kensington.

But Raffles, needless to say, has his own somewhat nefarious reasons for wanting to take a holiday...

EW Hornung's Raffles stories about the 'gentleman thief' starring Jeremy Clyde

Dramatised by David Buck.

AJ Raffles ...... Jeremy Clyde
Bunny Manders ...... Michael Cochrane
Colonel Crutchley ...... Christopher Benjamin
Porter ...... Laurence Payne
Cabbie ...... Norman Bird

Signature tune composed by Jim Parker.

Director: Gordon House

A BBC Radio 4/ BBC World Service production first broadcast in June 1988.


MON 07:00 Married (b00dvdlf)
Series 3

Episode 6

Cantankerous bachelor Robin Lightfoot makes a vital discovery about his parallel universes.

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

Robin .... Hugh Bonneville
Lesley .... Josie Lawrence
Dirk .... Stephen Frost
Maxine .... Ann Gosling
Ned .... Sam Bradley
Muriel .... Janet Ellis
Arthur Smith .... Himself

Producer: Claire Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2001.


MON 07:30 The Museum of Curiosity (b03g9b1f)
Series 6

Frost, Sinha, Aderin-Pocock

John Lloyd and curator Humphrey Ker welcome objects from Paul Sinha, Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock and David Frost. From April 2013.


MON 08:00 Round the Horne (b007tm45)
Series 3

Episode 19

Kenneth Horne welcomes 'The Palone Ranger', Fiona and Charles with sound effects, plus Julian and Sandy take charge of the BBC wardrobe department.

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 The Navy Lark (b0084rjj)
Series 9

Have Been Towing

HMS Troutbridge comes home, dragging vessels from around the world behind her.

Stars Leslie Phillips, Jon Pertwee and Stephen Murray.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive 13 series between 1959 and 1976.

The Sub-Lieutenant ...... Leslie Phillips
The Chief Petty Officer ...... Jon Pertwee
The Number One ...... Stephen Murray
Captain Povey ...... Richard Caldicot
Heather ...... Heather Chasen
Captain Hardcastle ...... Ronnie Barker
The Admiral ...... Tenniel Evans
Captain Atchinson ...... Michael Bates

Written by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in July 1967.


MON 09:00 Heresy (b00jhvn6)
Series 6

Episode 1

4 Extra Debut. Victoria Coren hosts the show that thinks the unthinkable. With David Baddiel, Germaine Greer and Rufus Hound. From April 2009.


MON 09:30 House on Fire (b00pr7sg)
Series 1

Party

Vicky and Matt have pooled their resources to buy a house together.

Things have not been going too smoothly - in fact, they haven't been going smoothly at all. But will a house-warming party settle their differences and put them back on track towards a harmonious co-ownership?

Vicky - Emma Pierson
Matt - JODY LATHAM
Col. Bill - RUPERT VANSITTART
Julie - JANINE DUVITSKI
Peter - PHILIP JACKSON
Donny - Sebastian Cardinal
Wendy - Sophie Black

With Fergus Craig & Colin Hoult

Directed by Clive Brill & Dan Hine
Produced by Clive Brill

A Pacificus Production for BBC Radio 4.


MON 10:00 Marcel Proust - In Search of Lost Time (b0076qc0)
Swann's Way

A writer journey's back into his childhood recalls the sad affair of Charles Swann. Stars James Wilby and Imogen Stubbs.


MON 11:00 James Joyce - Ivy Day in the Committee Room (b007jz09)
Episode 1

When three Dublin canvassers gather together, it isn't long before drink and nostalgia sour the evening. Read by TP McKenna.


MON 11:15 Loose Ends (b03gtk0m)
Sir Cliff Richard, Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Richard E Grant, Tamara Rojo, Flavia Coelho, Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Clive's Wired For Sound with the UK's all-time greatest hit-maker Sir Cliff Richard, who unbelievably is about to release his 100th album. 'The Fabulous Rock 'n' Roll Songbook' is Cliff's tribute to the rock 'n' roll greats who inspired him, such as Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry and Buddy Holly. He treats us to his debut 1958 hit 'Move It'.

Clive revisits Uncle Monty's country cottage with actor and director Richard E Grant. Withnail and Clive learn How To Get Ahead in Advertising and discuss Richard's new film 'Dom Hemingway', playing safecracker Dom's sidekick Dickie. Dom (Jude Law) is back after twelve years in prison, and it's time to collect what he's owed. 'Dom Hemingway' is in cinemas on Friday 15th November.

Nikki Bedi brings intrepid explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes in from the cold to talk about his life, dedicated to researching and exploring some of the most brutally freezing and hostile places on earth. His new book 'Cold' documents his many adventures, exposed to perilous temperatures, leading to frostbite and loss of fingers. Sir Ranulph deservedly holds the title of 'the world's greatest adventurer'.

Clive's final nutcracker of a guest is English National Ballet's Artistic Director Tamara Rojo, who's been repeatedly recognised for her artistic excellence. Tamara is currently leading a production of 'Le Corsaire'; a swashbuckling drama of captive maidens, rich sultans, kidnap and rescue, culminating in a breath-taking shipwreck. 'Le Corsaire' at Bristol's Hippodrome from 26th November to 30th November.

With music from Rio-born, Paris-based Flavia Coelho, who performs 'Sunshine' from her album 'Bossa Muffin'. And from Unknown Mortal Orchestra perform 'Swim & Sleep Like A Shark' from their 'Blue Record EP'.

Producer: Sukey Firth.


MON 12:00 Round the Horne (b007tm45)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 The Navy Lark (b0084rjj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 Detective (b03h6xz3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 Raffles (m0001n5g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 44 Scotland Street (b01gvkw5)
Series 1

Episode 1

A dramatisation of Alexander McCall Smith's acclaimed series based on the residents of a fictitious tenement building in a real Edinburgh New Town street, inspired by Maupin's Tales of The City.

Anthropologist Domenica MacDonald observes the lives of her neighbours and the neighbourhood in Edinburgh's New Town. Pat, a new young tenant, arrives at 44 Scotland Street to flat share with Bruce. Bruce is a surveyor with more of an eye for the ladies than a sound property. We're introduced to five-year-old Bertie, who is controlled by his pretentious and intellectual mother Irene - he's learning the saxophone, speaks Italian, and is extremely knowledgeable about many subjects. And then there's Matthew, setting up the Something Special Gallery with little knowledge of artists or paintings!

With its multiple-occupancy flats, Scotland Street is an interesting corner of the New Town, verging on the Bohemian, where haute bourgeoisie rubs shoulders with students and the more colourful members of the intelligentsia.

One of McCall Smith's particular talents is his ability to portray archetypes without resorting to stereotype or cliche. In McCall Smith's hands such characters retain charm and novelty, simultaneously arousing both mirth and empathy, 44 Scotland Street is vintage McCall Smith.

CAST:
DOMENICA..........CAROL ANN CRAWFORD
RAEBURN TODD.........CRAWFORD LOGAN
BRUCE............JAMES MACKENZIE
IRENE..................ROSALIND SYDNEY
BERTIE.................EUAN LEE
MATTHEW..............SAMUEL KEEFE
Music by Tom Cunningham

Producer/director: David Ian Neville.


MON 14:15 The Invention of Childhood (b00s7r4q)
The Grave and the Cradle

Children's writer, Michael Morpurgo explores a thousand years of British childhood, beginning with the arrival of Christianity and the Norman Conquest.

Readers: Timothy West, Adam Godley and Anna Maxwell Martin.

Producer: Beaty Rubens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2006.


MON 14:30 Mary Wesley - The Camomile Lawn (b00801nd)
Episode 1

August 1939 – the last summer of peace before the Second World War.

Oliver, Calypso, Polly and Walter are on a holiday visit to their Aunt Helena and Uncle Richard Cuthbertson, and their 10-year-old cousin Sophy.

The house - with a fragrant lawn stretching down to the Cornish cliffs - is the link between the five cousins which neither the war nor adulthood can break.

Published in 1984, Mary Wesley novel abridged in ten-parts by Elizabeth Bradbury.

Read by Sian Phillips.

Producer: Tracey Neale

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1989.


MON 14:45 John Osborne - A Better Class of Person (b03h71kq)
Hold the Front Page

The playwright recalls his theatrical aspirations being boosted by a resemblance to Rex Harrison. Read by Peter Egan.


MON 15:00 Marcel Proust - In Search of Lost Time (b0076qc0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b03h71qm)
All this week the 4 O'Clock Show plays its very own version of the BBC Radio 4 game, Just a Minute. Stand by for Junior Just a Minute, hosted by Nicholas Parsons.


MON 17:00 The Enchanting World of Hinge and Bracket (b00s3jtn)
Series 1

The Jubilee

Can the dear ladies save the day at the community centre?

Starring Dame Hilda Bracket and her lifelong companion Dr Evadne Hinge.

With Duggie Brown.

The dear ladies reside in the Suffolk village of Stackton Tressel. This was the genteel setting for three Radio 4 series between 1977 and 1979, with further spin-off seasons on Radio 2 until 1990. In the early 1980s, they expanded over to BBC TV with the series Dear Ladies.

Dame Hilda Bracket ...... George Logan
Dr Evadne Hinge ...... Patrick Fyffe

Scripted by Mike Craig, Lawrie Kinsley and Ron McDonnell.

Producer: James Casey.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1977.


MON 17:30 Married (b00dvdlf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 18:00 Wally K Daly (b007k406)
The Silent Scream

Episode 3

As the alien takeover deadline approaches, can humanity fend off enemies from without and within?

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.


MON 18:30 Martin Jameson - Ice (b007jlpb)
Episode 3

Michelle comes face to face with the evil Ice Queen, Novod Scaa. Is she too late to save Travis?

Conclusion of the retelling of 'The Snow Queen' by Martin Jameson.

Michelle ...... Tara Prendergast
Novod Scaa ...... Ishia Bennison
Gary ...... Gerard McDermott
Stash ...... Vincent Davies
Roth ...... Bradley Lavelle
Bandit ...... Miles Anderson
Travis ...... Alan Halsall
Thug ...... Christopher Pavlo
Chaperoning Child ...... Margaret Jervis

Director: Sally Avens.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1998.


MON 19:00 Round the Horne (b007tm45)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 The Navy Lark (b0084rjj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 Detective (b03h6xz3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 Raffles (m0001n5g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 James Joyce - Ivy Day in the Committee Room (b007jz09)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:15 Loose Ends (b03gtk0m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


MON 22:00 The Museum of Curiosity (b03g9b1f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 Heresy (b00jhvn6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b03jswx9)
For two hours, six nights a week, the Comedy Club offers the best laughs around. Tonight, Jon Holmes chats to Jessica Knappett.


MON 23:00 The News Quiz Extra (b03h739z)
Series 9

Episode 1

A satirical review of the week's news, chaired by Sandi Toksvig, with panellists Katy Brand, Miles Jupp and Bob Mills, with regular guest Jeremy Hardy.


MON 23:45 Hearing With Hegley (b0075rsh)
Series 3

Episode 1

The poet visits Southampton to unravel the mystery of King Canute, plus poems on egg cosies and flannels. From February 2000.



TUESDAY 12 NOVEMBER 2013

TUE 00:00 Wally K Daly (b007k406)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 Martin Jameson - Ice (b007jlpb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 Detective (b03h6xz3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 Raffles (m0001n5g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 Heresy (b00jhvn6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 House on Fire (b00pr7sg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 Marcel Proust - In Search of Lost Time (b0076qc0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 James Joyce - Ivy Day in the Committee Room (b007jz09)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:15 Loose Ends (b03gtk0m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 The Enchanting World of Hinge and Bracket (b00s3jtn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 Married (b00dvdlf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 Detective (b03h73w7)
Series 1

The Do-It-Yourself Job

Detective Sergeant Dave Brook's tactics for recovering stolen silver ingots doesn't impress his boss. And why is a newlywed crook pleading not guilty - if he's trying to go straight?

Stories of crime and detection in London by Robert Barr.

Starring Ray Brooks as long-serving, ducking-and-diving DS Dave Brook. His sidekick 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
Dickie Fenn ...... Bill Nighy
Peter Parsons ...... Derek Francis
Harry Dean ...... George Tovey
Magistrate ...... Brian Haines
DC Maxton ...... Christopher Blake
Clerk ...... Peter Baldwin

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 February 1980.


TUE 06:30 Raffles (m0001mfp)
Series 2

2. Criminologist's Club

Bunny is appalled to learn that the Criminologists' Club has invited Raffles and Bunny to dinner.

But Raffles sees the opportunity to have a little fun....

EW Hornung's Raffles stories about the 'gentleman thief' starring Jeremy Clyde.

Dramatised by David Buck.

AJ Raffles ...... Jeremy Clyde
Bunny Manders ...... Michael Cochrane
Inspector Mackenzie ...... Henry Stamper
Lord Thornaby ...... David March
Kingsmill ...... Michael Tudor Barnes
Parrington ...... Blain Fairman
Ernest ...... Simon Hewitt
Leggett ...... Norman Bird
William ...... Paul Sirr
Porter ...... John Samson

Signature tune composed by Jim Parker.

Director: Gordon House

A BBC Radio 4/ BBC World Service production first broadcast in June 1988.


TUE 07:00 Heated Rollers (b007rn40)
Episode 5

Wartime heroines - and Oliver with a twist.

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! (b00cfzrs)
Series 1

James Bond

The former variety star has toaster trouble before his talk to the Women's Institute. Stars Steve Delaney. From January 2006.


TUE 08:00 The Goon Show (b007xt2f)
Series 6

The Case of the Missing CD Plates

Mown down and flattened, frustrated Neddie Seagoon falls foul of diplomatic immunity.

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

Starring:
Peter Sellers
Harry Secombe
Spike Milligan

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

With the Ray Ellington Quartet and Max Geldray.

Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott.

Announcer: Wallace Greenslade

Producer: Peter Eton

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in October 1955.


TUE 08:30 The Jason Explanation of... (b007jq6z)
Travel and Leisure

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 News Quiz Extra (b03h739z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:45 Hearing With Hegley (b0075rsh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:45 on Monday]


TUE 10:00 Marcel Proust - In Search of Lost Time (b0076qgd)
The Budding Grove

Marcel recalls the awakening of passion and his painful transition from boy to man. Stars James Wilby and Imogen Stubbs.


TUE 11:00 James Joyce - Ivy Day in the Committee Room (b03h7bpt)
Episode 2

Over a drink, the Dublin canvassers engage in political debate, and laud their nationalist hero Parnell. Read by TP McKenna.


TUE 11:15 The Charm Factory (b03h7ffw)
Series 2

Happy Days and Lonely Nights

It's 1954: As Irene struggles with a career at home, Alex seems to be turning into the bad boy on the Hollywood big-screen.

Series 2 about the lives of four young actors fresh from Charm School.

Starring Tabitha Wady as Irene, Giles Thomas as Alex, Charlie Simpson as Hugh, John Sharian as Stan, Beth Chalmers as Mary, Sarah- Jane Holm as Peggy and Charlie Simpson as Hugh.

Written by Sue Teddern

Director: Marion Nancarrow

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2000.


TUE 12:00 The Goon Show (b007xt2f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 The Jason Explanation of... (b007jq6z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 Detective (b03h73w7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 Raffles (m0001mfp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 44 Scotland Street (b01gyk32)
Series 1

Episode 2

A dramatisation of Alexander McCall Smith's acclaimed series based on the residents of a fictitious tenement building in a real Edinburgh New Town street, inspired by Maupin's Tales of The City. Bruce has his eye on Pat as his new tenant, and five-year old Bertie has issues!

Anthropologist Domenica MacDonald observes the lives of her neighbours and the neighbourhood in Edinburgh's New Town. Pat, a new young tenant, arrives at 44 Scotland Street to flat share with Bruce. Bruce is a surveyor with more of an eye for the ladies than a sound property. We're introduced to five-year-old Bertie, who is controlled by his pretentious and intellectual mother Irene - he's learning the saxophone, speaks Italian, and is extremely knowledgeable about many subjects. And then there's Matthew, setting up the Something Special Gallery with little knowledge of artists or paintings!

With its multiple-occupancy flats, Scotland Street is an interesting corner of the New Town, verging on the Bohemian, where haute bourgeoisie rubs shoulders with students and the more colourful members of the intelligentsia.

One of McCall Smith's particular talents is his ability to portray archetypes without resorting to stereotype or cliche. In McCall Smith's hands such characters retain charm and novelty, simultaneously arousing both mirth and empathy, 44 Scotland Street is vintage McCall Smith.

CAST:
DOMENICA................CAROL ANN CRAWFORD
DR FAIRBAIRN.................CRAWFORD LOGAN
BRUCE............................JAMES MACKENZIE
IRENE..............................ROSALIND SYDNEY
BERTIE.........................................EUAN LEE
PAT.........................................BELLE JONES
MATTHEW..............................SAMUEL KEEFE
STUART.................................TOM FREEMAN

Music by Tom Cunningham

Producer/director: David Ian Neville.


TUE 14:15 The Invention of Childhood (b00s7w3z)
The Skill of the Goldsmith

Michael Morpurgo wonders if medieval people recognised a phase of 'childhood', using clues from Britain's first childcare guru.


TUE 14:30 Mary Wesley - The Camomile Lawn (b00803g6)
Episode 2

As the sirens sound for the Second World War, Monica has good reason to be worried.

A house - with a fragrant lawn stretching down to the Cornish cliffs - is the link between the five cousins which neither the war nor adulthood can break.

Published in 1984, Mary Wesley novel abridged in ten-parts by Elizabeth Bradbury.

Read by Sian Phillips.

Producer: Tracey Neale

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1989.


TUE 14:45 John Osborne - A Better Class of Person (b03h7g49)
Kindly Leave the Stage

The famous playwright remembers his first faltering steps towards his calling, and some short sharp shocks. Read by Peter Egan.


TUE 15:00 Marcel Proust - In Search of Lost Time (b0076qgd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b03h7g9l)
Today it's Happy Birthday to one of Hollywood's funniest actresses, and hello to the world's fastest talker. Plus another fast and furious game of Junior Just a Minute.


TUE 17:00 A Whole New Ball Game (b00c5r8c)
Series 1

The Mould in the Gold

Father Benedict is holding a Golden Oldie night in honour of the late Gregory Patterson. But is it the right occasion for a eulogy from his only son, Robert?

Not when Barbara Patterson is determined to ruin the evening.

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, Mark Straker as Andy, Claire Skinner as Janet and Jill Meers as the Manageress.

Producer: Lissa Evans

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1993.


TUE 17:30 Heated Rollers (b007rn40)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 18:00 Wally K Daly (b007jtcx)
With a Whimper to the Grave

Episode 1

To combat the threat of an alien invasion, the nations of Earth formed a World Council.

The aliens gave selected humans extraordinary 'sixth-sense' powers, but these were abused. The British Government is ready to give an update on their plans...

Third in Wally K Daly's sci-fi trilogy starring James Shrapnel and Donald Hewlett.

Tom Harris …. John Shrapnel
Sally Harris …. Maureen O'Brien
A. P. Smith …. Donald Hewlett
George …. Patrick Troughton
Marge …. Angela Thorne
'642' …. Timothy West
Doctor …. Arnold Diamond
Ray/Pilot …. Clive Panto
David/Paul …. Crawford Logan
Charles …. Henry Stamper
Sally's mother …. Katherine Parr
Alien Controller …. Manning Wilson
Vera …. Margot Boyd
Foreign Pilot/Barry …. Mark Rolston
Corporal/Vince …. Michael Jenner
Geoffrey Palmer …. Robert Dawes
Baby Sam/Gloria …. Moir Leslie
Alien …. Peter Acre
Silkin …. Peter Wickham

Director: Martin Jenkins

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1984.


TUE 18:30 Jenny Stephens - Jefferson 37 (b007jwfl)
Episode 1

What happens when spare-part surgery becomes the norm?

When marketing expert Eleanor Riley is called in to re-vamp the image of a remote clone farm, she discovers there's more to ‘Abbotsville’ than meets the eye...

Jenny Stephens’s four-part sci-fi thriller stars Oliver Hembrough.

Jefferson 37 ..... Oliver Hembrough
Patel 2 ..... Dharmesh Patel
Eleanor Riley ..... Alison Carney
Dr Abbots ..... David Birrell
Dr Martell ..... Rob Swinton
Paul Smith ..... Alex Jones
Saskia Treby 9 ..... Helen Monks

Director: Peter Leslie Wild

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in January 2006.


TUE 19:00 The Goon Show (b007xt2f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 The Jason Explanation of... (b007jq6z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 Detective (b03h73w7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 Raffles (m0001mfp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 James Joyce - Ivy Day in the Committee Room (b03h7bpt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 21:15 The Charm Factory (b03h7ffw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


TUE 22:00 Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! (b00cfzrs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 The Castle (b007yyq8)
Series 1

Episode 3

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

De Warenne decides to woo Lady Anne with a swearing cook and a chocolate fountain. What Ho! magazine features a world exclusive.

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 (b03jswxc)
For two hours, six nights a week, the Comedy Club offers the best laughs around. Tonight, Jon Holmes chats to Jessica Knappett.


TUE 23:00 The Penny Dreadfuls (b00gpbcl)
The Brothers Faversham

Theseus Faversham

The story of Victorian Britain's most respected detective - Theseus 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 (b00thdt2)
Series 1

Luke and the House Party

The social loser faces the music as gatecrashers invade his dinner party. Starring Tim Key. From February 2006.


TUE 23:45 The Problem With Adam Bloom (b00hhrhp)
Series 2

Stress

It's quite stressful writing a six-part series, planning an Edinburgh show and taking a holiday.

Will Adam manage to complete the series? And just what is the best way of dealing with stress?

Written by and starring Adam Bloom.

With Brendon Burns.

Producer: Victoria Lloyd

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2004.



WEDNESDAY 13 NOVEMBER 2013

WED 00:00 Wally K Daly (b007jtcx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 Jenny Stephens - Jefferson 37 (b007jwfl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 Detective (b03h73w7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 Raffles (m0001mfp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 The News Quiz Extra (b03h739z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


WED 02:45 Hearing With Hegley (b0075rsh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:45 on Monday]


WED 03:00 Marcel Proust - In Search of Lost Time (b0076qgd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 James Joyce - Ivy Day in the Committee Room (b03h7bpt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:15 The Charm Factory (b03h7ffw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 A Whole New Ball Game (b00c5r8c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 Heated Rollers (b007rn40)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 Detective (b03h7jqv)
Series 1

The Birthday Party, part 1/2

Could a swish soiree at a very high-class club be the start of an audacious heist? DS Dave Brook is on it.

Stories of crime and detection in London by Robert Barr.

Starring Ray Brooks as long-serving, ducking-and-diving DS Dave Brook. His sidekick 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
Tommy ...... Johnny Wade
Thorn ...... Alan Lake
Judie ...... Jacqueline Tong
Neale ...... Tony Anholt
Butler ...... Danny Schiller

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1980.


WED 06:30 Raffles (m0001ngh)
Series 2

3. The Field of Philippi

Making a nostalgic return to their school, Raffles and Bunny meet old enemy, 'Soapy' Sudborough, who owns the local bank with his father.

Raffles, like Caesar at the field of Philippi, is not one to leave old scores unsettled...

EW Hornung's Raffles stories about the 'gentleman thief' starring Jeremy Clyde

Dramatised by David Buck.

AJ Raffles ...... Jeremy Clyde
Bunny Manders ...... Michael Cochrane
Sudborough ...... Bernard Brown
Calthorpe ...... Steve Hodson
Bodley ...... Adrian Egan
Lapwing ...... John Baddeley
McNab ...... Michael Deacon
Young Bunny ...... James Dykes

Signature tune composed by Jim Parker.

Director: Gordon House

A BBC Radio 4/ BBC World Service production first broadcast in June 1988.


WED 07:00 The Leopard in Autumn (b00c0r22)
Series 1

The Coining of the Capricorn

Prince Ludovico plans to introduce a new currency to his 16th century Italian domain.

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 (b03gg7n7)
Series 1

Problems with a Package

Tom's parents are in Tenerife but that doesn't stop Tom making his weekly call. Tom lives to regret persuading them to explore more than just the hotel whilst they're on holiday.

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.

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.

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

Producer: Katie Tyrrell.


WED 08:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007w3y4)
Series 4

The Emigrant

The lad is keen to emigrate, but is met with refusals from other countries including Australia and Canada.

Can Sid help him to leave Britain?

Stars Tony Hancock.

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

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music written by Wally Stott.

Producer: Denis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in February 1957.


WED 08:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b0125g83)
Series 7

Episode 13

A look at love, sex and marriage - plus a tense climax in the hunt for the Professor Prune's Time Trousers.

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 April 1969.


WED 09:00 Know Your Place (b0195ds4)
Jumpers

Will caretaker Ramsay have the head for heights for a dangerous 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.

Sitcom written by Andrew Palmer and Nell Brennan.

With Pat Coombs, John Graham, Joe Dunlop, James Taylor and Frances Jeater.

Producer: Edward Taylor

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in June 1983.


WED 09:30 All the Way from Memphis (b00j26h0)
Series 1

Episode 2

James Walton's pop music history quiz with Andrew Collins, Tracey MacLeod, Carol Decker and David Hepworth. From December 2004.


WED 10:00 Marcel Proust - In Search of Lost Time (b0076qkb)
The Guermantes Way

Marcel discovers the staggering gulf between the fantasy and the reality of childhood enchantments. Stars James Wilby.


WED 11:00 Sue Teddern - Three Women in a Motorhome (b01j8pcx)
Pam's Story

Three very different women - Pam, Kate and Rosemary - set off on a trip that stirs up hopes and fears. Stars Lynda Bellingham.


WED 11:15 The Charm Factory (b03h7y6p)
Series 2

Secret Love

1950s London, and actors Hugh and Betty marry in order to hide what's really going on in their private lives. With Jan Goodman.


WED 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007w3y4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b0125g83)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 Detective (b03h7jqv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 Raffles (m0001ngh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 44 Scotland Street (b01gyk57)
Series 1

Episode 3

A dramatisation of Alexander McCall Smith's acclaimed series based on the residents of a fictitious tenement building in a real Edinburgh New Town street, inspired by Maupin's Tales of The City. Pat's the centre of attention at home and work but there could be tears before bedtime.

Anthropologist Domenica MacDonald observes the lives of her neighbours and the neighbourhood in Edinburgh's New Town. Pat, a new young tenant, arrives at 44 Scotland Street to flat share with Bruce. Bruce is a surveyor with more of an eye for the ladies than a sound property. We're introduced to five-year-old Bertie, who is controlled by his pretentious and intellectual mother Irene - he's learning the saxophone, speaks Italian, and is extremely knowledgeable about many subjects. And then there's Matthew, setting up the Something Special Gallery with little knowledge of artists or paintings!

With its multiple-occupancy flats, Scotland Street is an interesting corner of the New Town, verging on the Bohemian, where haute bourgeoisie rubs shoulders with students and the more colourful members of the intelligentsia.

One of McCall Smith's particular talents is his ability to portray archetypes without resorting to stereotype or cliche. In McCall Smith's hands such characters retain charm and novelty, simultaneously arousing both mirth and empathy, 44 Scotland Street is vintage McCall Smith.

CAST:
DOMENICA................CAROL ANN CRAWFORD
BRUCE............................JAMES MACKENZIE
IRENE..............................ROSALIND SYDNEY
BERTIE.........................................EUAN LEE
PAT.........................................BELLE JONES
MATTHEW..............................SAMUEL KEEFE
BIG LOU...............................ANITA VETTESSE

Music by Tom Cunningham

Producer/director: David Ian Neville.


WED 14:15 The Invention of Childhood (b00s8j07)
New Shoes with Red Thongs

What did medieval children get up to when left unattended? Michael Morpurgo unearths some vivid descriptions.


WED 14:30 Mary Wesley - The Camomile Lawn (b00804b2)
Episode 3

As Calypso weds wealthy Scotsman Hector Grant, the other cousins must move on.

A house - with a fragrant lawn stretching down to the Cornish cliffs - is the link between the five cousins which neither the war nor adulthood can break.

Published in 1984, Mary Wesley novel abridged in ten-parts by Elizabeth Bradbury.

Read by Sian Phillips.

Producer: Tracey Neale

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1989.


WED 14:45 John Osborne - A Better Class of Person (b03h7y92)
I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles

The playwright's memoirs focus on his 'Brighton year', and a spluttering start to his writing career. Read by Peter Egan.


WED 15:00 Marcel Proust - In Search of Lost Time (b0076qkb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b03h7y96)
Today there's the Inheritance Tracks of Just a Minute host Nicholas Parsons, plus more exciting rounds of our very own 4 O'Clock Show's version of the show, Junior Just a Minute.


WED 17:00 PG Wodehouse - The Inimitable Jeeves (b007sxvp)
The Purity of the Turf

After the syndicate disaster, Bertie Wooster ponders what he should bet on next.

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
Steggles ...... Edwin Apps
Harold ...... Denise Bryer
Charles ...... John Samson

Adapted by Chris Miller.

Producer: David Hatch

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1973.


WED 17:30 The Leopard in Autumn (b00c0r22)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 18:00 Wally K Daly (b007jtfs)
With a Whimper to the Grave

Episode 2

With Tom trapped amongst the aliens, desperate Sally finds a Government ally.

Third in Wally K Daly's sci-fi trilogy starring James Shrapnel and Donald Hewlett.

To combat the threat of an alien invasion, the nations of the Earth have formed a World Council. The aliens have given selected humans extraordinary 'sixth-sense' powers.

But when these powers are abused the aliens prepare to leave and abandon the Earth to its fate. But are they really going? And what is the fate awaiting the peoples of the Earth?

Marge …. Angela Thorne
Doctor …. Arnold Diamond
Ray/Pilot …. Clive Panto
David/Paul …. Crawford Logan
A. P. Smith …. Donald Hewlett
Charles …. Henry Stamper
Tom Harris …. John Shrapnel
Sally's mother …. Katherine Parr
Alien Controller …. Manning Wilson
Vera …. Margot Boyd
Foreign Pilot/Barry …. Mark Rolston
Sally Harris …. Maureen O'Brien
Corporal/Vince …. Michael Jenner
Geoffrey Palmer …. Robert Dawes
Baby Sam/Gloria …. Moir Leslie
George …. Patrick Troughton
Alien …. Peter Acre
Silkin …. Peter Wickham
'642' …. Timothy West

Director: Martin Jenkins

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1984.


WED 18:30 Jenny Stephens - Jefferson 37 (b007k4bh)
Episode 2

Eleanor discovers more about the work of Abbottsville, where the clones reveal very human-like feelings. Stars Alison Carney.


WED 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007w3y4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b0125g83)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 Detective (b03h7jqv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 Raffles (m0001ngh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 Sue Teddern - Three Women in a Motorhome (b01j8pcx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 21:15 The Charm Factory (b03h7y6p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


WED 22:00 Tom Wrigglesworth's Hang-Ups (b03gg7n7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 Radio Shuttleworth (b007ynmh)
Series 2

Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly joins John to host a Shuttleworth edition of Stars in Their Eyes.

But which stars will the family appear as? Could John come through the curtain as Elton John with wife Mary as Kiki Dee?

Trying to Impress an Impressario is Mitch Benn , while Kevin Gildea calls in a final attempt to Make Mary Merry

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 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b03jswxf)
For two hours, six nights a week, the Comedy Club offers the best laughs around. Tonight, Jon Holmes chats to Tracy Ann Oberman.


WED 23:00 Pick Ups (b00n911g)
Series 2

The Angel of Death

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

Mike ...... Paul Loughran
Lind ...... Lesley Sharp
Dave ...... Phil Rowson
Rebel ..... Parvez Qadir
Carol-Ann ...... Anne Hornby.


WED 23:30 Lee and Herring's Fist of Fun (b007zmh6)
Edinburgh

Stewart Lee berates Richard Herring for his lack of street cred, Peter Baynham shares some unusual recipes and is Radio 1 really the youth-friendly station it pretends to be?

Recorded at the Pleasance Theatre during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. With Alistair McGowan and Rebecca Front.

Stewart Lee and Richard Herring's mix of sharp sketches and situations, stand up topical gags and banter.

Lee and Herring went to write and star in their successful TV transfer to BBC TWO in 1995.

The rest of the series comes from university venues, including Plymouth, Lancaster and Belfast.

Cult BBC Radio 1 series first broadcast in October 1993.



THURSDAY 14 NOVEMBER 2013

THU 00:00 Wally K Daly (b007jtfs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 Jenny Stephens - Jefferson 37 (b007k4bh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 Detective (b03h7jqv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 Raffles (m0001ngh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 Know Your Place (b0195ds4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 All the Way from Memphis (b00j26h0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 Marcel Proust - In Search of Lost Time (b0076qkb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 Sue Teddern - Three Women in a Motorhome (b01j8pcx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:15 The Charm Factory (b03h7y6p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 PG Wodehouse - The Inimitable Jeeves (b007sxvp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 The Leopard in Autumn (b00c0r22)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 Detective (b03h7yny)
Series 1

The Birthday Party, part 2/2

Detective Inspector Mannock arrives to take charge of investigations into the suspicious gathering of crooks at a swish birthday party.

Just what is Terry Neale up to?

Stories of crime and detection in London by Robert Barr.

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

DS Dave Brook …. Ray Brooks
DC Blair Maxton …. Christopher Blake
DI Mannock ...... Maurice Colbourne
Neale ...... Tony Anholt
Thorn ...... Alan Lake
Barman ...... Adrian Egan

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1980.


THU 06:30 Raffles (m0001p33)
Series 2

4. A Bad Night

Raffles' plans to avenge a friend by robbing a private house in Hampton Court are thwarted by a prior engagement at Old Trafford, to play in the second test cricket match against Australia.

Bunny, however, nobly steps into the breach...

EW Hornung's Raffles stories about the 'gentleman thief' starring Jeremy Clyde

Dramatised by David Buck.

AJ Raffles ...... Jeremy Clyde
Bunny Manders ...... Michael Cochrane
Medlicott ...... Anton Lesser
Police Officer ...... John Baddeley

Signature tune composed by Jim Parker.

Director: Gordon House

A BBC Radio 4/ BBC World Service production first broadcast in June 1988.


THU 07:00 Lenin of the Rovers (b007jpjn)
Series 1

Episode 2

Midfield maestro Ricky Lenin's new economic policy kicks in at Felchester Rovers football club.

Starring Alexei Sayle as Ricky Lenin, Keith Allen as Terry Trotsky, Andrew McClean as Stevie Stalin, Tony Alias as Des Frankly and Ballard Berkeley as the Colonel.

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 (b01pztrn)
Series 8

Nanny State

Brian and Clare are struggling with childcare for their son Thomas when Clare bumps into their beloved Nanny, Nali - who they sacked.

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.

Each week we 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
Nali ...... Nina Conti
Stan ...... Richard Lumsden
Mrs Pope ...... Sarah Thom

Producer: Katie Tyrrell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2013.


THU 08:00 Dad's Army (b00qmbky)
Series 2

A Soldier's Farewell

A cinema trip and some illicit cheese sparks Captain Mainwaring's own Battle of Waterloo.

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 (b007k3r1)
From 22/03/1949

Professor Jim and company set sail with Desert Island Risks in the Blue Lagoon.

Recorded at the Royal Naval Barracks, Portsmouth in front of an audience of sailors and Wrens.

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 March 1949.


THU 09:00 Boogie Up the River (b007jz40)
Lechlade, Twinned with Zanzibar

Mark is celebrating, but with dog hair in the champers. Can a living legend save the day? Stars Timothy Spall. From January 1993.


THU 09:30 Sneakiepeeks (b00pckm1)
Trust

The bungling surveillance team undertakes a top-secret category G surveillance operation.

It's a job so secret even the boss doesn't know about it.

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

Sharla ...... Nina Conti
Bill ...... Richard Lumsden
Mark ...... Daniel Kaluuya
Mrs A ...... Kate Layden
Mr A ...... Ewan Hooper
Justine ...... Tessa Nicholson
David ...... Ewan Bailey
Delphine ...... Kate Layden

Producer: Katie Tyrrell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2009.


THU 10:00 Marcel Proust - In Search of Lost Time (b0076qnd)
Sodom and Gomorrah

Desperate to avoid the tortures of love, Marcel tries to make himself unavailable to Albertine. Meanwhile, the Baron de Charlus suffers heartbreak. Stars James Wilby.


THU 11:00 Sue Teddern - Three Women in a Motorhome (b01j9hs7)
Rosemary's Story

84-year-old Rosemary makes an unusual young friend. Will he be able to deliver her surprising request? Stars Marcia Warren.


THU 11:15 The Charm Factory (b03h7z6g)
Series 2

Answer Me

In 1950s London, Phyllis Dent is a successful star. But her gambling husband Eddie is on the way down. With Luisa Bradshaw-White.


THU 12:00 Dad's Army (b00qmbky)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 Take It From Here (b007k3r1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 Detective (b03h7yny)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 Raffles (m0001p33)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 44 Scotland Street (b01gym86)
Series 1

Episode 4

A dramatisation of Alexander McCall Smith's acclaimed series based on the residents of a fictitious tenement building in a real Edinburgh New Town street, inspired by Maupin's Tales of The City. Pat's on a desperate search for a lost masterpiece, and Dr Fairbairn just needs peace.

Anthropologist Domenica MacDonald observes the lives of her neighbours and the neighbourhood in Edinburgh's New Town. Pat, a new young tenant, arrives at 44 Scotland Street to flat share with Bruce. Bruce is a surveyor with more of an eye for the ladies than a sound property. We're introduced to five-year-old Bertie, who is controlled by his pretentious and intellectual mother Irene - he's learning the saxophone, speaks Italian, and is extremely knowledgeable about many subjects. And then there's Matthew, setting up the Something Special Gallery with little knowledge of artists or paintings!

With its multiple-occupancy flats, Scotland Street is an interesting corner of the New Town, verging on the Bohemian, where haute bourgeoisie rubs shoulders with students and the more colourful members of the intelligentsia.

One of McCall Smith's particular talents is his ability to portray archetypes without resorting to stereotype or cliche. In McCall Smith's hands such characters retain charm and novelty, simultaneously arousing both mirth and empathy, 44 Scotland Street is vintage McCall Smith.

CAST:
DOMENICA................CAROL ANN CRAWFORD
DR FAIRBAIRN.................CRAWFORD LOGAN
IRENE..............................ROSALIND SYDNEY
PAT.........................................BELLE JONES

Music by Tom Cunningham

Producer/director: David Ian Neville.


THU 14:15 The Invention of Childhood (b00s8lg8)
Mischief and Misrule

Were medieval children permitted to play? Michael Morpurgo learns about early football and festivals of misrule.


THU 14:30 Mary Wesley - The Camomile Lawn (b00805nd)
Episode 4

The cousins' relationships blossom in London, but the Second World War starts to take its toll.

A house - with a fragrant lawn stretching down to the Cornish cliffs - is the link between the five cousins which neither the war nor adulthood can break.

Published in 1984, Mary Wesley novel abridged in ten-parts by Elizabeth Bradbury.

Read by Sian Phillips.

Producer: Tracey Neale

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1989.


THU 14:45 John Osborne - A Better Class of Person (b03h7z97)
Fall of a Sparrow

The writer recalls further theatrical enterprises, including a brush with Her Majesty's Customs and Excise. Read by Peter Egan.


THU 15:00 Marcel Proust - In Search of Lost Time (b0076qnd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b03h7zfh)
Circus-performing parents, the elasticity of time, and more funny, fast and furious rounds of Junior Just a Minute. Plus part four of Patrick Ness' story A Monster Calls.


THU 17:00 Ballylenon (b007jx54)
Series 5

Episode 1

Phonsie's sale of the Hoover ancestral home sparks much speculation.

Series set in the sleepy town of Ballylenon, Co Donegal in 1956.

Written by Christopher Fitz-Simon.

Starring TP McKenna as Phonsie Doherty, Margaret D'Arcy as Muriel McConkey, Stella McCusker as Vera McConkey, Aine McCartney as Vivienne Boal, Charlie Bonnar as Packy McGoldrick, Marcella Riordan as Peg Sweeney and John Guiney as Father O'Flatley.

Music arranged and performed by Stephanie Hughes.

Director: Eoin O'Callaghan

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1998.


THU 17:30 Lenin of the Rovers (b007jpjn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 18:00 Wally K Daly (b007k44c)
With a Whimper to the Grave

Episode 3

The World Council takes action - as the aliens' plans are revealed. Stars Patrick Troughton, Angela Thorne and Timothy West.

Marge …. Angela Thorne
Doctor …. Arnold Diamond
Ray/Pilot …. Clive Panto
David/Paul …. Crawford Logan
A. P. Smith …. Donald Hewlett
Charles …. Henry Stamper
Tom Harris …. John Shrapnel
Sally's mother …. Katherine Parr
Alien Controller …. Manning Wilson
Vera …. Margot Boyd
Foreign Pilot/Barry …. Mark Rolston
Sally Harris …. Maureen O'Brien
Corporal/Vince …. Michael Jenner
Geoffrey Palmer …. Robert Dawes
Baby Sam/Gloria …. Moir Leslie
George …. Patrick Troughton
Alien …. Peter Acre
Silkin …. Peter Wickham
'642' …. Timothy West

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1984.


THU 18:30 Jenny Stephens - Jefferson 37 (b007k4kc)
Episode 3

Dr Abbotts claims clones are emotionless, while Jefferson and Lucy try to learn Carter 5's true fate. Stars Oliver Hembrough.


THU 19:00 Dad's Army (b00qmbky)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 Take It From Here (b007k3r1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 Detective (b03h7yny)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 Raffles (m0001p33)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 Sue Teddern - Three Women in a Motorhome (b01j9hs7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


THU 21:15 The Charm Factory (b03h7z6g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


THU 22:00 Clare in the Community (b01pztrn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 Will Smith Presents the Tao of Bergerac (b007vl20)
Episode 3

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.

Now Will is exploring his bad luck with romance.

With Amelia Bullmore, John Nettles, Dan Tetsell, Olivia Poulet and Tara Blaise.

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 (b03jswxh)
For two hours, six nights a week, the Comedy Club offers the best laughs around. Tonight, Jon Holmes chats to Tracy Ann Oberman.


THU 23:00 Armando Iannucci (b007jzlk)
Series 2

Episode 3

Spoof phone calls, British Science week and the boys from the underworld.

Armando lannucci hosts wry comical discussion, sketches and music.

With Rebecca Front, David Schneider, Ben Moor, Stewart Lee 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 15 NOVEMBER 2013

FRI 00:00 Wally K Daly (b007k44c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 Jenny Stephens - Jefferson 37 (b007k4kc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 Detective (b03h7yny)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 Raffles (m0001p33)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 Boogie Up the River (b007jz40)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 Sneakiepeeks (b00pckm1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 Marcel Proust - In Search of Lost Time (b0076qnd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 Sue Teddern - Three Women in a Motorhome (b01j9hs7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:15 The Charm Factory (b03h7z6g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 Ballylenon (b007jx54)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 Lenin of the Rovers (b007jpjn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 Detective (b03h828w)
Series 1

The Coming Out Present

A newly paroled villain becomes involved in a security raid. Detective Sergeant Dave Brook sees a way to settle an old score.

Stories of crime and detection in London by Robert Barr.

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

DS Dave Brook …. Ray Brooks
DC Blair Maxton …. Christopher Blake
Moody ...... Michael McClain
Chief Insp. Roach ...... David Daker
Harry Dean ...... George Tovey
Collator ...... James Cosmo
Barmaid ...... Jenny Twigge
Ryan ...... Harry Towb
Ross ...... Paul Angelis
Brennan ...... Alan Barry
Police Officer ...... Trevor Cooper
Police Officer ....... Michael McStay

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1980.


FRI 06:30 Raffles (m0001p3l)
Series 2

5. A Trap To Catch A Cracksman

When an American pugilist boasts of inventing a trap to catch the cleverest cracksman alive, it’s a challenge Raffles is quite unable to resist - with disastrous consequences...

EW Hornung's Raffles stories about the 'gentleman thief' starring Jeremy Clyde

Dramatised by David Buck.

AJ Raffles ...... Jeremy Clyde
Bunny Manders ...... Michael Cochrane
Inspector Mackenzie ...... Henry Stamper
Maguire ...... Alan Tilvern
Hambone ...... Peter Banks
Cruncher ...... Michael Deacon
Ruby ...... Frances Jeater
Cabbie ...... Alan Dudley.

Signature tune composed by Jim Parker.

Director: Gordon House

A BBC Radio 4/ BBC World Service production first broadcast in June 1988.


FRI 07:00 The Right Time (b0076mqw)
Series 4

Episode 6

The wine police are called - and a couple take up Satanism.

Sketch show about growing older disgracefully.

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

Written by Nicholas Barber & Glenn Dakin, Jill Brodie & John Pidgeon, Barry Cryer, Jan Etherington, Ronnie Golden, Mike Haskins, Simon Littlefield, George Poles 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 (b01l7wtr)
Series 4

Julia Donaldson

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

This week, comedian Rufus Hound is joined by the author of The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson. Donaldson's diaries are a vivid account of her obsession with Mick Jagger and the lengths she went to in order to meet the elusive Rolling Stone.

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


FRI 08:00 Steptoe and Son (b00t3tws)
Series 2

Sunday for Seven Days

Harold lives to regret taking his dad Albert to the cinema.

Starring Wilfrid Brambell as Albert and Harry H Corbett as Harold. With Peter Hawkins and Nigel Clayton.

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 July 1967.


FRI 08:30 Yes Minister (b007jl89)
Series 1

Big Brother

MP Jim Hacker crosses swords with Sir Humphrey over civil liberties

Starring Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne and Derek Fowldes.

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
Tom ...... Fulton McKay
Godfrey Finch ...... Gordon Clyde
Floor Manager ...... Haydn Wood
Richard Linley ...... Himself

Adapted for radio by producer Pete Atkin.

First broadcast on Radio 4 in October 1983.


FRI 09:00 Millport (b008h51h)
Series 1

Derek Dodds Is Dead

An unexpected death makes all the islanders question their priorities in life in some very surprising ways...

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/Agnes ...... Janet Brown
Alberto/Robert/Dita/Bob ...... Lewis McLeod
Ena/Bunty/Diane ...... Gabriel Quigley
Doogie ...... Matt Costello
Minister ...... Robert Paterson

Producers: Lucy Bacon and Kathy Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2000.


FRI 09:30 The Change (b00nmtwl)
Series 1

Birth of the Blues

Sonia has her baby and, of course, George is over the moon at being a grandfather - until, that is, a bombshell drops...

Lynda Bellingham and Chris Ellison star as troubled hormonal wife Carol whose husband George has revealed 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 Marcel Proust - In Search of Lost Time (b0076qrn)
The Prisoner and the Fugitive

Hiding away from his turbulent love affair with Albertine, Marcel receives a devastating telegram. Stars James Wilby.


FRI 11:00 Sue Teddern - Three Women in a Motorhome (b01j9mz6)
Kate's Story

Kate gets some troubling news that may cut the journey short, and her mum has a surprise waiting for her. Stars Rebecca Smart.


FRI 11:15 The Charm Factory (b03h849l)
Series 2

I Still Believe

1950s London, and film star Alex is back from Hollywood, missing Irene. News forces him to change direction. With Giles Thomas.


FRI 12:00 Steptoe and Son (b00t3tws)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 Yes Minister (b007jl89)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 Detective (b03h828w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 Raffles (m0001p3l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 44 Scotland Street (b01h01wr)
Series 1

Episode 5

A dramatisation of Alexander McCall Smith's acclaimed series based on the residents of a fictitious tenement building in a real Edinburgh New Town street, inspired by Maupin's Tales of The City.

Anthropologist Domenica MacDonald observes the lives of her neighbours and the neighbourhood in Edinburgh's New Town. Pat, a new young tenant, arrives at 44 Scotland Street to flat share with Bruce. Bruce is a surveyor with more of an eye for the ladies than a sound property. We're introduced to five-year-old Bertie, who is controlled by his pretentious and intellectual mother Irene - he's learning the saxophone, speaks Italian, and is extremely knowledgeable about many subjects. And then there's Matthew, setting up the Something Special Gallery with little knowledge of artists or paintings!

With its multiple-occupancy flats, Scotland Street is an interesting corner of the New Town, verging on the Bohemian, where haute bourgeoisie rubs shoulders with students and the more colourful members of the intelligentsia.

One of McCall Smith's particular talents is his ability to portray archetypes without resorting to stereotype or cliche. In McCall Smith's hands such characters retain charm and novelty, simultaneously arousing both mirth and empathy, 44 Scotland Street is vintage McCall Smith.

CAST:
DOMENICA................CAROL ANN CRAWFORD
DR FAIRBAIRN.................CRAWFORD LOGAN
IRENE..............................ROSALIND SYDNEY
BERTIE.........................................EUAN LEE
PAT.........................................BELLE JONES
MATTHEW..............................SAMUEL KEEFE
IAN RANKIN.......................JAMES MACKENZIE

Music by Tom Cunningham

Producer/director: David Ian Neville.


FRI 14:15 The Invention of Childhood (b00s9f4y)
A Thousand Histories and Fables

Michael Morpurgo learns about the impact of printing, and how it raised fears among adults that it was corrupting children.


FRI 14:30 Mary Wesley - The Camomile Lawn (b00807gp)
Episode 5

Helena leaves her lover to help Richard. A gun shot causes a commotion.

A house - with a fragrant lawn stretching down to the Cornish cliffs - is the link between the five cousins which neither the war nor adulthood can break.

Published in 1984, Mary Wesley novel abridged in ten parts by Elizabeth Bradbury.

Read by Sian Phillips.

Producer: Tracey Neale

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1989.


FRI 14:45 John Osborne - A Better Class of Person (b03h84fl)
On the Pier at Morecambe

The final part of the playwright's memoir. Another marriage ends and penury beckons, but so does success. Read by Peter Egan.


FRI 15:00 Marcel Proust - In Search of Lost Time (b0076qrn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b03h84fx)
The final rounds of Junior Just a Minute include the topics 'Eating Spaghetti' and 'When I Grow Up'. Plus, the interesting things you can find in old piano stools.


FRI 17:00 Beachcomber... By the Way (b008g29h)
Series 2

Episode 4

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


FRI 17:30 The Right Time (b0076mqw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 18:00 HG Wells (b007jzbk)
The New Accelerator

In the name of science, HG Wells agrees to sample a new drug designed to speed up both body and mind. Read by Robert Bathurst.


FRI 18:30 Jenny Stephens - Jefferson 37 (b007k4s9)
Episode 4

Dr Abbotts finds his 'party trick' used against him, and Paul Smith takes full advantage of the chaos. Stars David Birrell.


FRI 19:00 Steptoe and Son (b00t3tws)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 Yes Minister (b007jl89)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 Detective (b03h828w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 Raffles (m0001p3l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Sue Teddern - Three Women in a Motorhome (b01j9mz6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 21:15 The Charm Factory (b03h849l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


FRI 22:00 My Teenage Diary (b01l7wtr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 The Consultants (b007k37k)
Series 3

Episode 3

Chesney brings his daughter to work. Or does he? Cerebral sketch show with Neil Edmond and Justin Edwards. From December 2004.


FRI 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b03jswxm)
For two hours, six nights a week, the Comedy Club offers the best laughs around. Tonight, Arthur Smith is joined by Stewart Lee.


FRI 23:00 Old Harry's Game (b0090y11)
Series 2

Chuckles

Satan is conducting interviews for a new assistant. In the running are Scumspawn and a devious dolphin.

Andy Hamilton's comedy series set in Hell.

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

Other characters played by Philip Pope.

Producer Paul Mayhew-Archer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1998.


FRI 23:30 Mark Thomas: The Manifesto (b00qjx5j)
Series 2

Episode 2

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 such policies as forcing Ofsted inpectors to teach; taxing commodities trading; and paying off the mortgages of the customers of failed banks.

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)

44 Scotland Street 14:00 MON (b01gvkw5)

44 Scotland Street 14:00 TUE (b01gyk32)

44 Scotland Street 14:00 WED (b01gyk57)

44 Scotland Street 14:00 THU (b01gym86)

44 Scotland Street 14:00 FRI (b01h01wr)

A Whole New Ball Game 17:00 TUE (b00c5r8c)

A Whole New Ball Game 05:00 WED (b00c5r8c)

Adam Baron - Shut Eye 23:00 SAT (b00sdrsz)

Afternoon Reading 10:45 SUN (b00rb374)

Afternoon Reading 21:45 SUN (b00rb374)

Afternoon Reading 01:45 MON (b00rb374)

All Bar Luke 23:30 TUE (b00thdt2)

All Gas and Gaiters 08:00 SUN (b007jpx1)

All Gas and Gaiters 15:00 SUN (b007jpx1)

All Gas and Gaiters 20:00 SUN (b007jpx1)

All Gas and Gaiters 03:00 MON (b007jpx1)

All the Way from Memphis 09:30 WED (b00j26h0)

All the Way from Memphis 02:30 THU (b00j26h0)

Armando Iannucci 23:00 THU (b007jzlk)

Ballylenon 17:00 THU (b007jx54)

Ballylenon 05:00 FRI (b007jx54)

Beachcomber... By the Way 05:00 SAT (b008d0hd)

Beachcomber... By the Way 17:00 FRI (b008g29h)

Beatrice Hitchman - Petite Mort (Omnibus) 12:00 SAT (b03h33mm)

Beatrice Hitchman - Petite Mort (Omnibus) 02:00 SUN (b03h33mm)

Bicycle Music 07:30 SAT (b00x87by)

Boogie Up the River 09:00 THU (b007jz40)

Boogie Up the River 02:00 FRI (b007jz40)

Cabin Pressure 07:30 SUN (b00lmcyc)

Cabin Pressure 22:00 SUN (b00lmcyc)

Chain Gang 13:10 SAT (b03h33ny)

Chain Gang 03:10 SUN (b03h33ny)

Clare in the Community 07:30 THU (b01pztrn)

Clare in the Community 22:00 THU (b01pztrn)

Classic Serial 18:00 SUN (b00t384l)

Classic Serial 00:00 MON (b00t384l)

Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! 07:30 TUE (b00cfzrs)

Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! 22:00 TUE (b00cfzrs)

Dad's Army 08:00 THU (b00qmbky)

Dad's Army 12:00 THU (b00qmbky)

Dad's Army 19:00 THU (b00qmbky)

Daunt and Dervish 13:15 SAT (b00jz7jd)

Daunt and Dervish 03:15 SUN (b00jz7jd)

David Constantine - Tea at the Midland 04:00 SAT (b01pwg2m)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:00 SUN (b03h3mxp)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:00 SUN (b03h3mxp)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 01:00 MON (b03h3mxp)

Detective 01:00 SAT (b00p66fb)

Detective 06:00 MON (b03h6xz3)

Detective 13:00 MON (b03h6xz3)

Detective 20:00 MON (b03h6xz3)

Detective 01:00 TUE (b03h6xz3)

Detective 06:00 TUE (b03h73w7)

Detective 13:00 TUE (b03h73w7)

Detective 20:00 TUE (b03h73w7)

Detective 01:00 WED (b03h73w7)

Detective 06:00 WED (b03h7jqv)

Detective 13:00 WED (b03h7jqv)

Detective 20:00 WED (b03h7jqv)

Detective 01:00 THU (b03h7jqv)

Detective 06:00 THU (b03h7yny)

Detective 13:00 THU (b03h7yny)

Detective 20:00 THU (b03h7yny)

Detective 01:00 FRI (b03h7yny)

Detective 06:00 FRI (b03h828w)

Detective 13:00 FRI (b03h828w)

Detective 20:00 FRI (b03h828w)

Face to Face with Evelyn Waugh 11:00 SUN (b007qtln)

Face to Face with Evelyn Waugh 19:00 SUN (b007qtln)

Face to Face with Evelyn Waugh 02:00 MON (b007qtln)

Fear on 4 18:00 SAT (b007jm8n)

Fear on 4 00:00 SUN (b007jm8n)

Food for Thought 07:15 SUN (b00mjk5v)

Food for Thought 13:15 SUN (b00mjk5v)

Garrison Keillor's Radio Show 08:00 SAT (b018sgj4)

Garrison Keillor's Radio Show 15:00 SAT (b018sgj4)

Garrison Keillor's Radio Show 01:00 SUN (b018sgj4)

HG Wells 18:00 FRI (b007jzbk)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:00 WED (b007w3y4)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:00 WED (b007w3y4)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:00 WED (b007w3y4)

Hearing With Hegley 23:45 MON (b0075rsh)

Hearing With Hegley 09:45 TUE (b0075rsh)

Hearing With Hegley 02:45 WED (b0075rsh)

Heated Rollers 07:00 TUE (b007rn40)

Heated Rollers 17:30 TUE (b007rn40)

Heated Rollers 05:30 WED (b007rn40)

Heresy 09:00 MON (b00jhvn6)

Heresy 22:30 MON (b00jhvn6)

Heresy 02:00 TUE (b00jhvn6)

Herge - The Adventures of Tintin 09:30 SUN (b007jvc9)

Herge - The Adventures of Tintin 17:30 SUN (b007jvc9)

Herge - The Adventures of Tintin 05:30 MON (b007jvc9)

House on Fire 09:30 MON (b00pr7sg)

House on Fire 02:30 TUE (b00pr7sg)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 08:30 WED (b0125g83)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 12:30 WED (b0125g83)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 19:30 WED (b0125g83)

James Joyce - Ivy Day in the Committee Room 11:00 MON (b007jz09)

James Joyce - Ivy Day in the Committee Room 21:00 MON (b007jz09)

James Joyce - Ivy Day in the Committee Room 04:00 TUE (b007jz09)

James Joyce - Ivy Day in the Committee Room 11:00 TUE (b03h7bpt)

James Joyce - Ivy Day in the Committee Room 21:00 TUE (b03h7bpt)

James Joyce - Ivy Day in the Committee Room 04:00 WED (b03h7bpt)

Jenny Stephens - Jefferson 37 18:30 TUE (b007jwfl)

Jenny Stephens - Jefferson 37 00:30 WED (b007jwfl)

Jenny Stephens - Jefferson 37 18:30 WED (b007k4bh)

Jenny Stephens - Jefferson 37 00:30 THU (b007k4bh)

Jenny Stephens - Jefferson 37 18:30 THU (b007k4kc)

Jenny Stephens - Jefferson 37 00:30 FRI (b007k4kc)

Jenny Stephens - Jefferson 37 18:30 FRI (b007k4s9)

Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation 22:00 SAT (b007jrz1)

John Osborne - A Better Class of Person 14:45 MON (b03h71kq)

John Osborne - A Better Class of Person 14:45 TUE (b03h7g49)

John Osborne - A Better Class of Person 14:45 WED (b03h7y92)

John Osborne - A Better Class of Person 14:45 THU (b03h7z97)

John Osborne - A Better Class of Person 14:45 FRI (b03h84fl)

Karel Capek - War With the Newts 13:30 SUN (b016rfcm)

Karel Capek - War With the Newts 03:30 MON (b016rfcm)

Know Your Place 09:00 WED (b0195ds4)

Know Your Place 02:00 THU (b0195ds4)

L Frank Baum - The Wizard of Oz 09:00 SUN (b00pk92c)

L Frank Baum - The Wizard of Oz 17:00 SUN (b00pk92c)

L Frank Baum - The Wizard of Oz 05:00 MON (b00pk92c)

Lee and Herring's Fist of Fun 23:30 WED (b007zmh6)

Lenin of the Rovers 07:00 THU (b007jpjn)

Lenin of the Rovers 17:30 THU (b007jpjn)

Lenin of the Rovers 05:30 FRI (b007jpjn)

Loose Ends 11:15 MON (b03gtk0m)

Loose Ends 21:15 MON (b03gtk0m)

Loose Ends 04:15 TUE (b03gtk0m)

Marcel Proust - In Search of Lost Time 10:00 MON (b0076qc0)

Marcel Proust - In Search of Lost Time 15:00 MON (b0076qc0)

Marcel Proust - In Search of Lost Time 03:00 TUE (b0076qc0)

Marcel Proust - In Search of Lost Time 10:00 TUE (b0076qgd)

Marcel Proust - In Search of Lost Time 15:00 TUE (b0076qgd)

Marcel Proust - In Search of Lost Time 03:00 WED (b0076qgd)

Marcel Proust - In Search of Lost Time 10:00 WED (b0076qkb)

Marcel Proust - In Search of Lost Time 15:00 WED (b0076qkb)

Marcel Proust - In Search of Lost Time 03:00 THU (b0076qkb)

Marcel Proust - In Search of Lost Time 10:00 THU (b0076qnd)

Marcel Proust - In Search of Lost Time 15:00 THU (b0076qnd)

Marcel Proust - In Search of Lost Time 03:00 FRI (b0076qnd)

Marcel Proust - In Search of Lost Time 10:00 FRI (b0076qrn)

Marcel Proust - In Search of Lost Time 15:00 FRI (b0076qrn)

Mark Thomas: The Manifesto 23:30 FRI (b00qjx5j)

Mark Watson Makes the World Substantially Better 23:30 SUN (b00kn8k7)

Married 07:00 MON (b00dvdlf)

Married 17:30 MON (b00dvdlf)

Married 05:30 TUE (b00dvdlf)

Martin Jameson - Ice 00:30 SAT (b007jlp2)

Martin Jameson - Ice 18:30 MON (b007jlpb)

Martin Jameson - Ice 00:30 TUE (b007jlpb)

Mary Wesley - The Camomile Lawn 14:30 MON (b00801nd)

Mary Wesley - The Camomile Lawn 14:30 TUE (b00803g6)

Mary Wesley - The Camomile Lawn 14:30 WED (b00804b2)

Mary Wesley - The Camomile Lawn 14:30 THU (b00805nd)

Mary Wesley - The Camomile Lawn 14:30 FRI (b00807gp)

Mel's Mix: The Best of The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 SUN (b03h3nxw)

Millport 02:00 SAT (b008gh00)

Millport 09:00 FRI (b008h51h)

Murder Most Foul 23:30 SAT (b03h3kxy)

My Teenage Diary 17:30 SAT (b01l0kc5)

My Teenage Diary 05:30 SUN (b01l0kc5)

My Teenage Diary 07:30 FRI (b01l7wtr)

My Teenage Diary 22:00 FRI (b01l7wtr)

Old Harry's Game 23:00 FRI (b0090y11)

PG Wodehouse - The Inimitable Jeeves 17:00 WED (b007sxvp)

PG Wodehouse - The Inimitable Jeeves 05:00 THU (b007sxvp)

Pick Ups 23:00 WED (b00n911g)

RK Narayan - The Guide 03:00 SAT (b007jyp4)

Radio Shuttleworth 22:30 WED (b007ynmh)

Raffles 06:30 MON (m0001n5g)

Raffles 13:30 MON (m0001n5g)

Raffles 20:30 MON (m0001n5g)

Raffles 01:30 TUE (m0001n5g)

Raffles 06:30 TUE (m0001mfp)

Raffles 13:30 TUE (m0001mfp)

Raffles 20:30 TUE (m0001mfp)

Raffles 01:30 WED (m0001mfp)

Raffles 06:30 WED (m0001ngh)

Raffles 13:30 WED (m0001ngh)

Raffles 20:30 WED (m0001ngh)

Raffles 01:30 THU (m0001ngh)

Raffles 06:30 THU (m0001p33)

Raffles 13:30 THU (m0001p33)

Raffles 20:30 THU (m0001p33)

Raffles 01:30 FRI (m0001p33)

Raffles 06:30 FRI (m0001p3l)

Raffles 13:30 FRI (m0001p3l)

Raffles 20:30 FRI (m0001p3l)

Round the Horne 08:00 MON (b007tm45)

Round the Horne 12:00 MON (b007tm45)

Round the Horne 19:00 MON (b007tm45)

Salutes You, Sir! Forces Fun from the BBC 09:00 SAT (b0085hk1)

Salutes You, Sir! Forces Fun from the BBC 19:00 SAT (b0085hk1)

Sneakiepeeks 09:30 THU (b00pckm1)

Sneakiepeeks 02:30 FRI (b00pckm1)

Stephen King - Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption 01:30 SAT (b00m1tft)

Steptoe and Son 08:00 FRI (b00t3tws)

Steptoe and Son 12:00 FRI (b00t3tws)

Steptoe and Son 19:00 FRI (b00t3tws)

Sue Teddern - Three Women in a Motorhome 11:00 WED (b01j8pcx)

Sue Teddern - Three Women in a Motorhome 21:00 WED (b01j8pcx)

Sue Teddern - Three Women in a Motorhome 04:00 THU (b01j8pcx)

Sue Teddern - Three Women in a Motorhome 11:00 THU (b01j9hs7)

Sue Teddern - Three Women in a Motorhome 21:00 THU (b01j9hs7)

Sue Teddern - Three Women in a Motorhome 04:00 FRI (b01j9hs7)

Sue Teddern - Three Women in a Motorhome 11:00 FRI (b01j9mz6)

Sue Teddern - Three Women in a Motorhome 21:00 FRI (b01j9mz6)

Take It From Here 08:30 THU (b007k3r1)

Take It From Here 12:30 THU (b007k3r1)

Take It From Here 19:30 THU (b007k3r1)

Tanith Lee - Red as Blood 18:30 SAT (b007jq65)

Tanith Lee - Red as Blood 00:30 SUN (b007jq65)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 MON (b03h71qm)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 TUE (b03h7g9l)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 WED (b03h7y96)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 THU (b03h7zfh)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 FRI (b03h84fx)

The Castle 22:30 TUE (b007yyq8)

The Change 02:30 SAT (b00nj6fd)

The Change 09:30 FRI (b00nmtwl)

The Charm Factory 11:15 TUE (b03h7ffw)

The Charm Factory 21:15 TUE (b03h7ffw)

The Charm Factory 04:15 WED (b03h7ffw)

The Charm Factory 11:15 WED (b03h7y6p)

The Charm Factory 21:15 WED (b03h7y6p)

The Charm Factory 04:15 THU (b03h7y6p)

The Charm Factory 11:15 THU (b03h7z6g)

The Charm Factory 21:15 THU (b03h7z6g)

The Charm Factory 04:15 FRI (b03h7z6g)

The Charm Factory 11:15 FRI (b03h849l)

The Charm Factory 21:15 FRI (b03h849l)

The Clitheroe Kid 08:30 SUN (b007jn3v)

The Clitheroe Kid 15:30 SUN (b007jn3v)

The Clitheroe Kid 20:30 SUN (b007jn3v)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 SUN (b03jtrkr)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 MON (b03jswx9)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 TUE (b03jswxc)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 WED (b03jswxf)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 THU (b03jswxh)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 FRI (b03jswxm)

The Consultants 22:30 FRI (b007k37k)

The Enchanting World of Hinge and Bracket 17:00 MON (b00s3jtn)

The Enchanting World of Hinge and Bracket 05:00 TUE (b00s3jtn)

The Goon Show 14:00 SAT (b007wvvh)

The Goon Show 08:00 TUE (b007xt2f)

The Goon Show 12:00 TUE (b007xt2f)

The Goon Show 19:00 TUE (b007xt2f)

The Invention of Childhood 14:15 MON (b00s7r4q)

The Invention of Childhood 14:15 TUE (b00s7w3z)

The Invention of Childhood 14:15 WED (b00s8j07)

The Invention of Childhood 14:15 THU (b00s8lg8)

The Invention of Childhood 14:15 FRI (b00s9f4y)

The Jason Byrne Show 22:30 SAT (b01dhnrz)

The Jason Explanation of... 08:30 TUE (b007jq6z)

The Jason Explanation of... 12:30 TUE (b007jq6z)

The Jason Explanation of... 19:30 TUE (b007jq6z)

The Leopard in Autumn 07:00 WED (b00c0r22)

The Leopard in Autumn 17:30 WED (b00c0r22)

The Leopard in Autumn 05:30 THU (b00c0r22)

The Museum of Curiosity 07:30 MON (b03g9b1f)

The Museum of Curiosity 22:00 MON (b03g9b1f)

The Navy Lark 08:30 MON (b0084rjj)

The Navy Lark 12:30 MON (b0084rjj)

The Navy Lark 19:30 MON (b0084rjj)

The News Quiz Extra 23:00 MON (b03h739z)

The News Quiz Extra 09:00 TUE (b03h739z)

The News Quiz Extra 02:00 WED (b03h739z)

The Palace of Laughter 11:30 SUN (b0076xb9)

The Palace of Laughter 19:30 SUN (b0076xb9)

The Palace of Laughter 02:30 MON (b0076xb9)

The Penny Dreadfuls 23:00 TUE (b00gpbcl)

The Problem With Adam Bloom 23:45 TUE (b00hhrhp)

The Remains of Foley and McColl 22:30 SUN (b007jrl6)

The Right Time 05:30 SAT (b0076mmf)

The Right Time 07:00 FRI (b0076mqw)

The Right Time 17:30 FRI (b0076mqw)

Tom Wrigglesworth's Hang-Ups 07:30 WED (b03gg7n7)

Tom Wrigglesworth's Hang-Ups 22:00 WED (b03gg7n7)

Vent 23:00 SUN (b00tr5rv)

Wally K Daly 00:00 SAT (b007k3zb)

Wally K Daly 18:00 MON (b007k406)

Wally K Daly 00:00 TUE (b007k406)

Wally K Daly 18:00 TUE (b007jtcx)

Wally K Daly 00:00 WED (b007jtcx)

Wally K Daly 18:00 WED (b007jtfs)

Wally K Daly 00:00 THU (b007jtfs)

Wally K Daly 18:00 THU (b007k44c)

Wally K Daly 00:00 FRI (b007k44c)

Will Smith Presents the Tao of Bergerac 22:30 THU (b007vl20)

William Makepeace Thackeray - Vanity Fair Omnibus 06:00 SUN (b008s959)

William Makepeace Thackeray - Vanity Fair Omnibus 12:00 SUN (b008s959)

William Wordsworth - Michael 04:15 SAT (b0076lkn)

Willy Russell - Educating Rita 06:00 SAT (b015n8pq)

Willy Russell - Educating Rita 16:00 SAT (b015n8pq)

Willy Russell - Educating Rita 04:00 SUN (b015n8pq)

Yes Minister 14:30 SAT (b007jl60)

Yes Minister 08:30 FRI (b007jl89)

Yes Minister 12:30 FRI (b007jl89)

Yes Minister 19:30 FRI (b007jl89)