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SATURDAY 04 JANUARY 2014

SAT 00:00 Daphne Du Maurier (b007jq6k)
The Birds

Episode 1

The birds are "never satisfied, never still". Charlie Barnecut reads Daphne du Maurier's chilling classic in three parts.

The novel was famously filmed for the cinema by Alfred Hitchcock in 1963. But don't expect anything like what was on the big screen here. This is Du Maurier's original story. In fact, the author disliked what Hitchcock did to her tale: particularly his translation of her setting from Cornwall - with its small fields and stone hedges - to small-town America.

As this original story opens, with the colder winter weather drawing in, Nat and his family notice the hungry birds are gathering in the village...

Producer: Gemma Jenkins

Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in 2003.


SAT 00:30 Jenny Stephens - Project Raphael (b008p9wx)
2. Truths

As MI7 recruits Malcolm Holmes to contact Agent Raphael, some uncomfortable truths are uncovered. Stars Deborah McAndrew.


SAT 01:00 Agatha Christie (b007k0bk)
The Sittaford Mystery

5. The Second Seance

Mr Rycroft decides that only by re-enacting the séance which announced the murder of Captain Trevelyan, will the identity of his killer finally be revealed.

The conclusion of Agatha Christie's whodunit starring Geoffrey Whitehead as Inspector Narracott.

Inspector Narracott …. Geoffrey Whitehead
Emily Trefusis …. Melinda Walker
Charles Enderby …. Stephen Tompkinson
Major Burnaby …. Norman Bird
Ellwood …. Jack May
Martin Dering …. David Goudge
Mr. Rycroft …. John Moffat
Ronnie Garfield …. Nigel Greaves
Mrs. Willett …. Susan Westerby
Violet Willett …. Victoria Carling
Brian Pearson …. Charles Simpson
Caroline Percehouse …. Margaret Courtenay
Mrs. Curtis …. Barbara Atkinson
Sergeant Pollock …. Vincent Brimble
Mr. Dacres …. David King
Beatrice …. Alice Arnold
Jennifer Gardner …. Anna Cropper
Brian Pearson …. Charles Simpson

Dramatised and directed by Michael Bakewell.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1990.


SAT 01:30 John Mortimer - Rumpole (b007jshh)
The Expert Witness

Rumpole recalls the case of a GP accused of killing his wife.

"The Splendours And Miseries Of An Old Bailey Hack". Starring Maurice Denham as ageing London barrister-at-law Horace Rumpole and Margot Boyd as Hilda Rumpole

With Derek Farr as Mr Justice Skelton and Ellis Dale as Owen Munroe,

Originally a TV series created by writer and barrister John Mortimer, Rumpole hit the BBC radio airwaves in 1980. Case-by-case, Rumpole recalls his work at the Central Criminal Court of England and Wales.

Director: Peter King

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1980.


SAT 02:00 Millport (b00761w5)
Series 2

Happy Returns

It's Irene's 33rd birthday - so the island inhabitants have a few surprises in store...

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

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

Music arranged by Olly Fox.

Producer: Lucy Bacon

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2001.


SAT 02:30 Electric Ink (b01k68hg)
Series 2

Episode 4

Can struggling journalist Maddox make a splash with a tip-off over political corruption that could unseat the coalition?

A comic satire set in the struggling world of newspapers.

A group of dysfunctional journalists attempt to cover major news stories whilst grappling with the demands of a multi-platform environment, as circulation figures plummet as the recession means half the workforce is laid off.

Written by Alistair Beaton and Tom Mitchelson.

Maddox ..... John Sessions
Oliver ..... Alex Jennings
Freddy ..... Stephen Wight
Carol ..... Polly Frame
Masha ..... Debbie Chazen
Julie Compton ..... Joanna Monro

Producer: Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2010..


SAT 03:00 Saturday Drama (b00g8n5s)
Melissa Murray - Theremin

Theremin by Melissa Murray

Leon Theremin, gifted inventor and reluctant spy, is forced to find a way to bug the US Embassy in London. Now he has to save himself and his former lover from both the CIA and the KGB.

Theremin: Tom Hollander
Alex: Kate Ashfield
Olga: Ania Sowinski
Will: Trystan Gravelle
Sergei/Ambassador: Stephen Critchlow
Boss: Malcolm Tierney
Ambassador's wife/Waitress: Janice Acquah
Bart: Jonathan Tafler
News seller/Man 2: Chris Pavlo
Bellboy/Man 1: Dan Starkey

Directed by Marc Beeby.


SAT 04:00 Rose Tremain (b00rpvgv)
The Crossing of Herald Mountjoy

A tale of public and private anguish, based around the Battle of Agincourt. Trevor Nicholls reads Rose Tremain's short story.


SAT 04:15 Sherlock Holmes (b007jp4j)
The Return of Sherlock Holmes - Series 1

The Norwood Builder

The Baker Street sleuth probes the case of a young solicitor accused of murder. Stars Clive Merrison and Michael Williams.


SAT 05:00 Huddwinks (b00b1p9r)
Series 2

The Curse of the Smollett's Curse!

Melissa and Compton win a holiday, but spurn Herne Bay for an adventure in ancient Egypt. Stars Roy Hudd. From June 1988.


SAT 05:30 Chambers (b007jttl)
Series 1

QC at Any Cost

John Fuller-Carp, the Machiavellian head of chambers, is determined to become a QC and will perform almost any moral contortion to achieve his goal.

When left-wing Ruth Quirke, rumoured to be the daughter of a High Court judge, applies to join chambers at Forecourt Buildings, Fuller-Carp's imagination goes into overdrive and a hotline to the Lord Chancellor and promotion seems inevitable.

But will his "New Labour" image amount to anything..?

Clive Coleman’s sitcom about the questionable practices of a group of barristers.

John Fuller Carp ...... John Bird
Hilary Tripping ...... James Fleet
Ruth Quirke ...... Lesley Sharp
Vince ...... Jonathan Kydd
Judge ...... Gavin Muir
Suggs ...... John Baddeley
Brinsley ...... Alex Lowe
Jen ...... Jane Whittenshaw

Producer Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1996.


SAT 06:00 Ellis Peters - Flight of a Witch (b00813sf)
A strange disappearance on the Hallowmount and a horrific murder lead Tom Felse to make his own private investigations into the mystery.

Ellis Peters' intriguing novel dramatised by Sally Hedges

Iwan Thomas as Tom Felse, Rob Spendlove as DI George Felse, Michael Tudor Barnes as Peter Blacklock, Deborah Berlin as Anna/Tabitha, Ian Brooker as Arthur Becker, Roger May as Miles, Sara Coward as Eve, Joyce Gibbs as Mrs Brooks, Susan Jeffrey as Jane Dowl, James Thackray as Godfrey, Richard Curnow as Dominic, Marc Finn as Lockier, Alex Jones as Geoff and Mary Clarkson as Lisa.

Music by Anthea Gomez.

Directed at BBC Pebble Mill by Sue Wilson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1997.


SAT 07:30 The Grandfather of Self Help (b00lbt3p)
Historian Kate Williams investigates the success and lasting legacy of Samuel Smiles' 1859 book Self Help.

It outsold both Darwin's On the Origin of Species and Mill's On Liberty, also published that year, and gave birth to the idea that we can all achieve greatness through the application of sheer hard work.

Kate finds out if it contains a message for our own times, examines its enduring popularity and meets some of those who have been influenced by its ideas, including former politician Michael Portillo, who also reveals the book's influence on Margaret Thatcher.


SAT 08:00 Garrison Keillor's Radio Show (b01chxyw)
Series 7

Episode 19

From San Diego, the funny man welcomes the United States Navy Band Southwest and shares the news from Lake Wobegon. From 2011.


SAT 09:00 Comedy Winners (b00t5jrz)
Series 2

Episode 1

Mark Radcliffe's award-winning selection: Little Britain, The Flight of the Conchords, The 99p Challenge, Clare in the Community, Whose Line Is It Anyway? and Pleased to Meet You.


SAT 12:00 Hester - Omnibus (b03nh88x)
A tale of banks and bankers. A tale of credit and discredit. A woman who decides to run her own bank in Margaret Oliphant's high Victorian tale.

Starring Penelope Wilton as Margaret Oliphant, Adam Nagaitis as William, Jasmine Hyde as Lady Ellen Vernon, Philip Jackson as Mr Rule, Lyndsey Marshal as Hester Vernon and Ben Crowe as Harry Sellon.

Sometimes called 'the feminist Trollope', Oliphant is an unjustly-neglected British writer of the 19th century, famed for her perceptive, ironic psychology, and her strong female characters. And Hester has a striking premise: a young woman in a 19thcentury Cheshire town, having been snubbed and discarded in marriage, does something truly radical.

Using Oliphant's deliciously witty and sardonic narration, allied to a radical dramatisation by Kate Clanchy and Zena Forster, 'Hester' reveals a flawed and fascinating heroine, reborn for radio.

Harp played by Ruth Faber
Director: Jonquil Panting

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2013.


SAT 13:15 Charles Chilton - The Time of My Life (b00813wz)
Part of BBC Radio 4 Extra's tribute to the remarkable talent of writer and producer Charles Chilton, who died on 2 January 2013 at the age of 95.

A BBC staff member for 46 years, Chilton was well known to radio audiences all over the world for his musical and historical documentary programmes - numbering well over 150.

In 1972 he guested on The Time of My Life to talk about his London childhood, which began and ended with a great world war. In the London borough of St Pancras, his family experienced unemployment, cold and hunger. In spite of challenging times, including the death of his mother when he was five, Chilton reveals how he experienced the time of his life during the 1920s and 30s.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1972.


SAT 14:00 The Marx Brothers' Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel (b007ww6z)
Series 1

Episode 2

Shady lawyer Flywheel goes into showbiz, taking over running of the theatre company.

Recreation of the Marx Brothers' lost shows charting the adventures of shady lawyer Waldorf T Flywheel and his assistant, Emmanuel Ravelli. Originally broadcast with sponsors on America's NBC radio network in the 1930s. The scripts were rediscovered in 1988.

Groucho Marx as Waldorf T Flywheel ...... Michael Roberts
Chico Marx as Emmanuel Ravellias ...... Frank Lazarus

With Lorelei King and Graham Hoadly.

Written by Nat Perrin and Athur Sheekman. Adapted by Mark Brisenden.

Music arranged and conducted by David Firman.

Producer: Dirk Maggs

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1990.


SAT 14:30 The Goon Show (b007jmyg)
Series 6

The Greenslade Story

The amazing story of the rise and fall of BBC Home Service radio announcer Wallace Greenslade.

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 December 1955.


SAT 15:00 Garrison Keillor's Radio Show (b01chxyw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SAT 16:00 Ellis Peters - Flight of a Witch (b00813sf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 Meet David Sedaris (b03mclqh)
Series 4

Episode 5

One of the world's funniest storytellers is back on BBC Radio 4 doing what he does best.

This week, he considers his native tongue as if it were a foreign language in "English Lesson" and the trouble that taxidermy can bring in "Understanding Understanding Owls".

Producer: Steve Doherty
A Giddy Goat production for BBC Radio 4.


SAT 18:00 Atomic Tales (b007jx6v)
Their Gaze Was Green

Space heroes Jack and Chip tackle green Venusian terrorists in the 1950s American sci-fi spoof.

Starring the talents of:

John Guerrasio
Jeff Harding
Allison Warnyca
Lewis McLeod
Colin Stinton
Liza Ross

Written by Adam Tandy and Nat Sones.

Producer: Adam Bromley.

Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in July 2006.


SAT 18:30 The Price of Fear (b007jn9k)
The Ninth Removal

Horror legend Vincent Price's unnerving tale of a secretary's murderous revenge.

Co-starring Freda Jackson, Richard Pearson, Clare Sutcliffe, Michael Segal and Alan Rowe.

Written by R Chetwynd-Hayes and dramatised by Barry Campbell.

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in 1974.


SAT 19:00 Comedy Winners (b00t5jrz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 4 Stands Up (b00jdmtx)
Series 3

Episode 1

4 Extra Debut. Chris Addison introduces big names from the comedy circuit, including Stephen Carlin, Adams and Rea and Jon Richardson.


SAT 22:30 The Jason Byrne Show (b01ghlh2)
Series 2

Animals

The award-winning funny man muses on all beasts, including humans. With Laurence Howarth and Daisy Haggard. From August 2009.


SAT 23:00 P Division (b007jx5x)
Condition Purple

Episode 1

Chief Inspector Donoghue's men are on the case when the body of a prostitute is found in Blythswood Square - in the heart of Glasgow's prosperous business quarter.

Published in 1989, this is Peter Turnbull's sixth P Division novel about his Glaswegian cops.

Dramatised in four parts by Stephen Mulrine.

DC King …. John Buick
Diana …. Kay Gallie
DCI Donoghue …. Martin Cochrane
Dr Reynolds …. Gerard Slevin
Hazel …. Anne Marie Timoney
WPC Elka Willems …. Ann Louise Ross
Karen …. Gaylie Runciman
DS Ray Sussock …. Ralph Riach
Dino …. Alexander Morton

Produced at BBC Glasgow by Hamish Wilson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1993.


SAT 23:30 Jennifer Donnelly - A Gathering Light (b015bf2r)
Episode 2

The early 1900s, and Mattie is embroiled in a mysterious death, having been given the chance of a lifetime.

As the story behind Grace Brown's death unfolds, 17 year old Mattie Gokey must chose to between her desire to be a writer, and the excitement of a first romance.

Jennifer Donnelly's debut novel read by Vicki Simon.

Abridged by Penny Leicester.

Producer: Liz Allard

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2004.


SAT 23:45 The Late Alfred Hitchcock Presents (b00tqqxf)
Sredni Vashtar

By Saki. Living with his cruel aunt, young Conradin worships a fierce polecat ferret which answers his prayers. Stars Michael Roberts.



SUNDAY 05 JANUARY 2014

SUN 00:00 Atomic Tales (b007jx6v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 00:30 The Price of Fear (b007jn9k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 Garrison Keillor's Radio Show (b01chxyw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:00 Hester - Omnibus (b03nh88x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 on Saturday]


SUN 03:15 Charles Chilton - The Time of My Life (b00813wz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:15 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 Ellis Peters - Flight of a Witch (b00813sf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 Meet David Sedaris (b03mclqh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 The Churchills - Speaking for Themselves (b007jrgp)
Omnibus, part 1

The letters of Winston and Clementine Churchill. 'Pug' and 'Cat' become close, but war and tragedy loom. Starring Alex Jennings.


SUN 07:15 Could Do Better (b00759x7)
Alan Coren

Robert Booth summons Alan Coren to his study to blow the dust off the humorist and broadcaster's school reports. From November 1988.


SUN 07:30 Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! (b00grrzy)
Series 4

Pub Quiz

Spoof reminiscences of a former variety star. Count Arthur Strong is an expert in everything from the world of entertainment to the origins of the species, all false starts and nervous fumbling, poorly concealed by a delicate sheen of bravado and self-assurance.

Promoting himself to team captain of the Three Musketeers, Arthur enters the Shoulder of Mutton pub quiz. Can he win the 50 pound rollover, or will it all end in tears?

With Steve Delaney, Mel Giedroyc, Dave Mounfield and Alastair Kerr.


SUN 08:00 The Omar Khayyam Show (b0075b2t)
The Flying Dustman

Will the Flying Dustman Service take off in Australia? And what is Eccles from 'The Goon Show' doing down under?

Starring Spike Milligan, Bob Todd, Bill Kerr and Barry Humphries.

Music by George Chisholm & his Jolly Jazzers.

Between 1958 and 1962, Spike Milligan wrote and performed three series of 'The Idiot Weekly' for the Australian Broadcasting Commission. Six episodes were remade by Charles Chilton for the BBC in 1963 as The Omar Khayyam Show.

The series was structured in the mould of The Goon Show, containing the same mixture of bizarre comedy and music. Scripts were tweaked to remove some Australian references.

Producer: Charles Chilton.


SUN 08:30 Charles Chilton - It's a Stereophonic World (b03nhdzm)
Part of BBC Radio 4 Extra's tribute to the remarkable talent of writer and producer Charles Chilton, who died on 2 January 2013 at the age of 95.

First broadcast in September 1962 on Network 3 as part of the BBC's experimental stereo transmissions, Michael Bentine presents an experiment in sound for "people with ears six feet apart". A series of comic sketches written by The Goon Show co-founder with John Law and produced by Charles Chilton.

Starring Ronnie Barker, Leon Thau and Delia Corrie. With the BBC Northern Dance Orchestra.


SUN 09:00 The Silver Sword - Ian Serraillier (b010x9wz)
Episode 2

Ruth and Bronia Balicki head to Switzerland with street urchin Jan, hoping to track down their parents. Stars Stephen Hoyle.


SUN 09:30 Herge - The Adventures of Tintin (b00ssrj1)
Series 2

The Red Sea Sharks, part 2

The intrepid boy reporter realises that an old adversary is behind the dastardly slave trade. Stars Richard Pearce.


SUN 10:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b03nhg5y)
Absent Friends

Sir David Frost

4 Extra Debut. From Noel Coward to Eric Coates, the broadcasting legend shares his third castaway selection with Sue Lawley. From November 2005.


SUN 10:45 Winifred Holtby - The Celebrity Who Failed (b01bn5wr)
Can Amelia deal with the public attention after she learns to walk on water? Read by Alice Arnold.


SUN 11:00 That Reminds Me (b007jndb)
Series 2

Humphrey Lyttelton

Musician and radio’s legendary host of I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue reminisces about his life, career and love of jazz.

Featuring memories of Willie Rushton and his Clue colleagues, as well as the shock he received from George Melly.

Producer: Claire Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2000.


SUN 11:30 Dad Made Me Laugh (b00d7h6q)
Maureen Beattie

Johnny Beattie's daughter chats to Sally Magnusson about her life with the Glaswegian comedian.

Producer: Mike Walker

First broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland in September 2006.


SUN 12:00 The Churchills - Speaking for Themselves (b007jrgp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SUN 13:15 Could Do Better (b00759x7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today]


SUN 13:30 Michael Butt - Vongole (b007jw9x)
Professor Swann adores seducing students over spaghetti vongole, but what is he really looking for? Michael Butt's comedy stars Bill Nighy.


SUN 14:00 Charles Chilton - The Long, Long Trail (b008hvwk)
Producer and writer Charles Chilton's forgotten radio masterpiece telling the story of the First World War through the songs sung by soldiers.

It was inspired by Chilton's personal quest to learn about his father, who was killed in 1918 aged 19 and whom he'd never met. Chilton went on to adapt the programme with Joan Littlewood into the 1963 landmark stage musical Oh What A Lovely War.

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in 1961.


SUN 15:00 The Omar Khayyam Show (b0075b2t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 15:30 Charles Chilton - It's a Stereophonic World (b03nhdzm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 16:00 Mel's Mix: The Best of The 4 O'Clock Show (b03nhh8x)
Listen again to some of the highlights from the 4 O'Clock Show week, with Mel Giedroyc.


SUN 17:00 The Silver Sword - Ian Serraillier (b010x9wz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SUN 17:30 Herge - The Adventures of Tintin (b00ssrj1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


SUN 18:00 The Laxian Key (b007k30w)
Episode 4

Evans the Welsh vigilante aims to senselessly bomb the planetary decontaminationists for melting Earth.

Stephen Hawking once warned us that our species could soon be wiped out by plagues, asteroids and our tendency to destroy ourselves. The solution, he suggested, was for us to colonise other planets. But Chris Larner and David Gilbert's sci-fi comedy sees the truth as a little more complicated.

The Laxian Key shows how, as soon as Man steps onto another planet, he promptly fouls it up just as he did earth. The heroes of this wonderfully wacky tale are two interplanetary decontaminationists.

CAST:

Arnold …. Chris Larner
Gregor …. Mark Bonner
Evan …. Trevor Cooper
Office …. Alex Lowe
Ferngraum …. Sam Dale
Jo …. Christine Kavanagh
Dolores …. Virge Gilchrist
Virtual Newsreader …. Bethan Walker
with Paul Biggin, Emma Noakes and Joseph Kloska

Music by Mark Stevens and Chris Larner

Producer: Peter Kavanagh

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra and first broadcast in February 2007.


SUN 18:30 A Short History of Vampires (b00z55h6)
Quid Pro Quo by Tanya Huff

The ultimate killing machines.

Natalie Haynes introduces the last in a series of dark stories, as she examines why the vampire - an iconic figure in horror-fiction - continues to exert such a powerful hold on our imaginations...

Genevieve Adam reads Tanya Huff’s deliciously noir tale of an immortal whose lover is in mortal danger.

Producer: Gemma Jenkins

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in March 2011.


SUN 19:00 That Reminds Me (b007jndb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 19:30 Dad Made Me Laugh (b00d7h6q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:30 today]


SUN 20:00 The Omar Khayyam Show (b0075b2t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 20:30 Charles Chilton - It's a Stereophonic World (b03nhdzm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b03nhg5y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


SUN 21:45 Winifred Holtby - The Celebrity Who Failed (b01bn5wr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today]


SUN 22:00 Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! (b00grrzy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 22:30 The Richest Man in Britain (b00p346t)
The Cultural Attache

Sitcom by Nick Hornby and Giles Smith about an ageing rock star and his search for fulfilment.

Trillionnaire rocker Dave Mabbutt and his personal assistant Dom come to blows over the one thing money can't buy.

Dave Mabbutt ...... Mark Williams
Dom ...... Russell Tovey.


SUN 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b03ql790)
For two hours, six nights a week, the Comedy Club offers the best laughs around. Tonight, Arthur Smith chats to Andy Parsons.


SUN 23:00 King Cutler (b008x3qy)
King Cutler IV

Phyllis King and Ivor Cutler continue to have words. Plus poems, songs and stories....

With Dylan Edwards , David Lloyd, Ted Harrison and Craig Murray-Orr.

Producer: Neil Cargill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in February 1990.


SUN 23:30 Jon Ronson On (b0076phx)
Series 1

Amateur Sleuths

4 Extra Debut. Journalist Jon Ronson explores the world of amateur sleuthing with a collection of extraordinary stories. From December 2004.



MONDAY 06 JANUARY 2014

MON 00:00 The Laxian Key (b007k30w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 00:30 A Short History of Vampires (b00z55h6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b03nhg5y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


MON 01:45 Winifred Holtby - The Celebrity Who Failed (b01bn5wr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]


MON 02:00 That Reminds Me (b007jndb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:30 Dad Made Me Laugh (b00d7h6q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:30 on Sunday]


MON 03:00 The Omar Khayyam Show (b0075b2t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Sunday]


MON 03:30 Michael Butt - Vongole (b007jw9x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:30 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 The Silver Sword - Ian Serraillier (b010x9wz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 Herge - The Adventures of Tintin (b00ssrj1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 Wimsey (b00s8kxl)
Have His Carcase

1. The Evidence of the Corpse

When crime author Harriet Vane finds a body, debonair sleuth, Lord Peter Wimsey investigates.

Ian Carmichael stars as Lord Peter Wimsey.

Adapted for radio in six episodes by Alistair Beaton.

Lord Peter Wimsey …. Ian Carmichael
Harriet Vane …. Maria Aitken
Inspector Umpelty …. Nigel Stock
Haviland Martin …. Warren Clarke
Mrs. Weldon …. Isabel Dean
Julian Perkins …. Richard O'Callaghan
Saunders …. John Webb
Mr. Hearn …. Alexander John
Narrator …. John Westbrook

British gentleman detective Lord Peter Wimsey features in a number of detective novels and short stories by English crime writer, Dorothy L Sayers. Have His Carcase was first published in 1932.

Classy and sharp-witted, aristocratic amateur sleuth Lord Peter Bredon Wimsey was born in 1890 and educated at Eton and Oxford, before serving in the military during the First World War.

Ian Carmichael appeared as Lord Peter Wimsey for BBC Radio from 1973 to 1983, in addition to the BBC TV adaptations that were broadcast between 1972 and 1975.

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1981.


MON 06:30 John Mortimer - Rumpole (b007jsjb)
The Course of True Love

Rumpole muses on the case of a teacher accused of seduction.

"The Splendours And Miseries Of An Old Bailey Hack". Starring Maurice Denham as ageing London barrister-at-law Horace Rumpole.

With Denys Hawthorne as Judge George Frobisher and Michael Spice as Guthrie Featherstone.

Originally a TV series created by writer and barrister John Mortimer, Rumpole hit the BBC radio airwaves in 1980. Case-by-case, Rumpole recalls his work at the Central Criminal Court of England and Wales.

Director: Peter King

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1980.


MON 07:00 PG Wodehouse (b00bbmfj)
What Ho! Jeeves: Joy in the Morning

Tribulations of an Uncle By Marriage

After the cottage inferno in Steeple Bumpleigh, Bertie Wooster plots a fake burglary.

A P.G. Wodehouse romp adapted in seven-parts by Chris Miller.

CAST:

Jeeves …. Michael Hordern
Bertie Wooster …. Richard Briers
Stilton Cheeswright …. Michael Kilgarriff
Boko Fittleworth …. Jonathan Cecil
Percy, Lord Worplesdon …. Peter Woodthorpe
Nobby Hopwood …. Rosalind Adams
Edwin the Boy Scout …. Denise Bryer

Producer: Simon Brett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1978.


MON 07:30 The Unbelievable Truth (b03mfp0r)
Series 12

Episode 1

David Mitchell hosts the panel game in which four comedians are encouraged to tell lies and compete against one another to see how many items of truth they're able to smuggle past their opponents.

Arthur Smith, Henning Wehn, Bridget Christie and Ed Byrne are the panellists obliged to talk with deliberate inaccuracy on subjects as varied as poison, etiquette, jelly and David Mitchell.

The show is devised by Graeme Garden and Jon Naismith, the team behind Radio 4's I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue.

Producer: Jon Naismith
A Random Entertainment production for BBC Radio 4.


MON 08:00 Round the Horne (b007zkzy)
Series 4

Episode 7

Kenneth Horne hits The Celluloid Jungle and waltzes off for some strictly Bona Ballroom tuition from Julian and Sandy.

With Kenneth Williams, Hugh Paddick and Betty Marsden.

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.

Written by Barry Took, Johnnie Mortimer, Brian Cooke and Donald Webster.

Music by the Max Harris Group.

Producer: John Simmonds

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 2 in April 1968.


MON 08:30 The Navy Lark (b0169lfp)
Series 9

Cuthbert Joins the Navy

Mrs Povey insists that her snooty nephew Cuthbert samples a career on the ocean wave aboard HMS Troutbridge!

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
Mrs Povey ...... Heather Chasen
Commander Bell ...... Ronnie Barker
Taffy Goldstein ...... Tenniel Evans
Cuthbert. ....... Michael Bates

Written by Lawrie Wyman.

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in September 1967.


MON 09:00 2525 (b03nj185)
Episode 3

In the year 2525, if man is still alive, if woman can survive... then it may sound something like this. Set 511 years in the future, 2525 invites you to hear more snippets of our future from talking billboards to a dieting consumer of planets.

Written by Colin Birch, Ali Crockatt and David Scott, Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris, Jon Hunter, Jane Lamacraft, Stuart Cotterill, John Luke Roberts and Eddie Robson

Produced by Ashley Blaker
A John Stanley production for BBC Radio 4.


MON 09:30 At Home With the Hardys (b007jmqw)
Fatal Attraction

The four friends shift the stubborn corpses that other plots leave behind. With Jeremy Hardy and Kit Hollerbach. From June 1990.


MON 10:00 Charles Chilton - Victorian Top of the Pops (b007qmz3)
Part of BBC Radio 4 Extra's tribute to the remarkable talent of writer and producer Charles Chilton, who died on 2 January 2013 at the age of 95.

Charles Chilton devised and produced over 150 specialist radio programmes, and this one features a selection of songs and piano pieces that made the 'charts' in his great-grandfather's day during the reign of Queen Victoria. With Joseph Cooper and the BBC Concert Orchestra.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1978.


MON 11:00 Donna Tartt - The Secret History (b008001s)
Episode 1

Five American college students murder one of their friends, but will they get away with it? Thriller read by William Hope.


MON 11:15 Loose Ends (b03nrmdp)
Clive Anderson with his pick of the Loose Ends year 2013

Clive Anderson picks some highlights from the best chat, music and comedy on Loose Ends in 2013.

Producer: Sukey Firth.


MON 12:00 Round the Horne (b007zkzy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 The Navy Lark (b0169lfp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 Wimsey (b00s8kxl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 John Mortimer - Rumpole (b007jsjb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 The Churchills - Speaking for Themselves (b007jrh6)
Episode 6

Away at war, Churchill writes to Clementine stating he wants to return home early. Starring Alex Jennings and Sylvestra Le Touzel. From February 1999.


MON 14:15 A Short History of Ireland (b007k375)
Patrick the Briton; The Early Irish Church

The country's vivid story continues with the early Christians and the arrival of Saint Patrick. With Richard Dormer.


MON 14:30 Eric Lomax - The Railway Man (b007jyxg)
Episode 6

Having been transferred and brutalised by his Japanese captors, the signals officer's interrogation begins. Read by Alec Heggie.


MON 14:45 Sir John Betjeman - Summoned by Bells (b03njbld)
London

The late poet laureate's 'life in verse', from nursery to university. Read by the author. Recorded in 1960.


MON 15:00 Charles Chilton - Victorian Top of the Pops (b007qmz3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b01rqd73)
Mel presents Anne Fine's story A Sudden Glow of Gold. Plus, Horrid Henry author Francesca Simon's favourite books, and - not horrid (really?) - a man who loves cockroaches!


MON 17:00 The World As We Know It (b00ftbx1)
The Murderer Is in This Very Room

Things have become a little boring recently in the household.

So, Johnny holds a video festival to try and entertain everyone and The Stranger suggests a game of murder mystery...

Sitcom by Luke Sorba.

Donna ...... Meera Syal
Johnny ...... Toby Longworth
Patrick ...... Luke Sorba
Abigail ...... Carla Mendonca
The Stranger ...... Simon Greenall

Producer: Elizabeth Anstee

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1999.


MON 17:30 PG Wodehouse (b00bbmfj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 18:00 Daphne Du Maurier (b007jq6w)
The Birds

Episode 2

The Hockens have battened down the hatches against the avian invasion, but will they be safe? Read by Charlie Barnecut.


MON 18:30 Jenny Stephens - Project Raphael (b008pc2y)
3. Alarms

Malcolm and Polly set alarms ringing at Scarpendale, and the Laughing Dog secrets are finally revealed. Stars Deborah McAndrew.


MON 19:00 Round the Horne (b007zkzy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 The Navy Lark (b0169lfp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 Wimsey (b00s8kxl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 John Mortimer - Rumpole (b007jsjb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 Donna Tartt - The Secret History (b008001s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:15 Loose Ends (b03nrmdp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


MON 22:00 The Unbelievable Truth (b03mfp0r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 2525 (b03nj185)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 23:00 Genius (b008h570)
Series 1

Richard Madeley

From mini-elephants to food on tap.

Dave Gorman asks TV host Richard Madeley to select the public's best loopy idea.

Award-winning comedian Dave Gorman and a celebrity guest chew over the ridiculous, unworkable but sometimes genius inventions, schemes and policies of the public.

Producer: Simon Nicholls

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2005.


MON 23:30 Think the Unthinkable (b007jm31)
Series 1

Barrington Council

Unthinkable Solutions inflict their peculiar brand of help on Barrington Council.

Brought in to rationalise council refuse services (to sack people) - Ryan and Daisy decide instead to take the bin men on a weekend in the Cairngorms. Meanwhile, Ryan's failure to pay taxes has attracted HM Customs and Excise.

James Cary’s award-winning sitcom about management consultants.

Ryan Packer ...... Marcus Brigstocke
Sophie Stott ...... Emma Kennedy
Daisy ...... Catherine Shepherd
Vanessa ...... Olivia Colman
Bob ...... Mark Heap
Bernard ...... Simon Godley
Tony ...... Simon Greenall

Script associates: Paul Mayhew-Archer and Ed Drew.

Music by John Whitehall.

Producer: Adam Bromley.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2001.



TUESDAY 07 JANUARY 2014

TUE 00:00 Daphne Du Maurier (b007jq6w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 Jenny Stephens - Project Raphael (b008pc2y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 Wimsey (b00s8kxl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 John Mortimer - Rumpole (b007jsjb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 2525 (b03nj185)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 At Home With the Hardys (b007jmqw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 Charles Chilton - Victorian Top of the Pops (b007qmz3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 Donna Tartt - The Secret History (b008001s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:15 Loose Ends (b03nrmdp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 The World As We Know It (b00ftbx1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 PG Wodehouse (b00bbmfj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 Wimsey (b00s9f4w)
Have His Carcase

2. Lord Peter Sets a Trap

Murder or suicide? Upper-class sleuth, Lord Peter Wimsey must trace a vital clue - a battered old razor.

Ian Carmichael stars as Lord Peter Wimsey – the aristocratic amateur sleuth created by Dorothy L Sayers.

Dramatised by Alistair Beaton

Lord Peter Wimsey …. Ian Carmichael
Harriet Vane …. Maria Aitken
Inspector Umpelty …. Nigel Stock
Antoine …. Malcolm Ingram
Salcombe Hardy …. Patrick Newell
Doris …. Carole Harrison
Charis …. Deirdre Costello
Narrator …. John Westbrook

Producer: Martin Fisher.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1981.


TUE 06:30 John Mortimer - Rumpole (b007jsjp)
The Perils of the Sea

Rumpole recalls the case of murder. How did Barney Bateman die?

"The Splendours And Miseries Of An Old Bailey Hack". Starring Maurice Denham as ageing London barrister-at-law Horace Rumpoleand Margot Boyd as Hilda Rumpole.

With Norman Shelley as the Judge and Michael Spice as Guthrie Featherstone.

Originally a TV series created by writer and barrister John Mortimer, Rumpole hit the BBC radio airwaves in 1980. Case-by-case, Rumpole recalls his work at the Central Criminal Court of England and Wales.

Director: Ian Cotterell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1980.


TUE 07:00 Snap (b00td5sb)
Series 1

Episode 1

When a couple have history, how can they ever be history?

Molly and Doug are separating but as he's only moving a few streets away, can they make a clean break?

Paul Mendelson’s sitcom stars Rebecca Lacey and Paul Venables.

Molly …. Rebecca Lacey
Doug …. Paul Venables
Kaz …. Soumaya Keynes
Ryan …. Jessie Sullivan
Scarlet …. Rebecca Front
Mrs Lonsdale …. Marlene Sidaway
Ansel …. Richard Firth

Producer: David Ian Neville

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2003.


TUE 07:30 Chain Reaction (b03mjcbp)
Series 9

Kevin Bridges talks to Frankie Boyle

Razor sharp Scottish comedian Kevin Bridges talks to his comedy mentor, Frankie Boyle.

Chain Reaction is the long running host-less chat show where last week's interviewee becomes this week's interviewer.

Producer: Carl Cooper

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2013.


TUE 08:00 The Goon Show (b0081rvd)
Series 6

The Mighty Wurlitzer

Neddie Seagoon propels his mighty organ across the Sahara

Groundbreaking, surreal BBC radio comedy written by Spike Milligan.

Starring:
Peter Sellers
Harry Secombe
Spike Milligan

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

With the Ray Ellington Quartet and Max Geldray.

Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott.

Announcer: Wallace Greenslade

Producer: Peter Eton

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in January 1956.


TUE 08:30 The Marx Brothers' Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel (b007xvlm)
Series 1

Episode 3

Flywheel's assistant Ravelli gets kidnapped, but will the shady lawyer pay the ransom?

Recreation of the Marx Brothers' lost shows charting the adventures of shady lawyer Waldorf T Flywheel and his assistant, Emmanuel Ravelli. Originally broadcast with sponsors on America's NBC radio network in the 1930s. The scripts were rediscovered in 1988.

Groucho Marx as Waldorf T Flywheel ...... Michael Roberts
Chico Marx as Emmanuel Ravellias ...... Frank Lazarus

With Lorelei King and Graham Hoadly.

Written by Nat Perrin and Athur Sheekman. Adapted by Mark Brisenden.

Music arranged and conducted by David Firman.

Producer: Dirk Maggs

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1990.


TUE 09:00 Genius (b008h570)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:30 Spread a Little Happiness (b00knp6s)
Series 1

Episode 2

Comedy by John Godber and Jane Thornton, set in a Yorkshire sandwich bar.

Another day at the breadface, but now Jodie's anxieties aren't just about her sandwich business. Though she rather likes having Hope around, her husband Dave isn't so keen.

Hope ...... Suranne Jones
Jodie ...... Susan Cookson
Dave ...... Neil Dudgeon
Milkman ...... Shaun Prendergast
Workman ...... Ben Crowe

Directed by Chris Wallis.


TUE 10:00 Charles Chilton - The Cockney (b007qz6w)
Part of BBC Radio 4 Extra's tribute to the remarkable talent of writer and producer Charles Chilton, who died on 2 January 2013 at the age of 95.

Charles Chilton examines the origins and language of the cockneys - 'those born within the sound of Bow Bells' in London - through music and historical accounts.

The singers are Pat Whitmore, Charles Young and The Kerbside Serenaders. The narrators are Harry Landis, John Hollis and Charles Chilton.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1974.


TUE 11:00 Donna Tartt - The Secret History (b03njkh0)
Episode 2

A Greek tragedy is set in motion as a new student joins the classics group. Donna Tartt's thriller read by William Hope.


TUE 11:15 Sherlock Holmes (b007jlqr)
The Return of Sherlock Holmes - Series 1

The Dancing Men

The Baker Street detective probes why a child's scribbles spark tragedy for an old Norfolk family. Stars Clive Merrison and Michael Williams.


TUE 12:00 The Goon Show (b0081rvd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 The Marx Brothers' Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel (b007xvlm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 Wimsey (b00s9f4w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 John Mortimer - Rumpole (b007jsjp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 The Churchills - Speaking for Themselves (b007jrhk)
Episode 7

Churchill returns home to his beloved Clementine, but tragedy strikes. With Alex Jennings and Sylvestra Le Touzel. From January 2000.


TUE 14:15 A Short History of Ireland (b007k385)
A Land of Many Kings; Poets, Judges, Nobles, the Free and the Un-free

The country's epic story continues with early royalty and the perceived power of poets. With James Greene.


TUE 14:30 Eric Lomax - The Railway Man (b007jv7v)
Episode 7

Almost 50 years after the end of World War Two, the former officer meets one of his Japanese tormentors. Read by Alec Heggie.


TUE 14:45 Sir John Betjeman - Summoned by Bells (b03njpgp)
Marlborough

The late poet laureate's 'life in verse', from nursery to university. Read by the author. Recorded in 1960.


TUE 15:00 Charles Chilton - The Cockney (b007qz6w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b01rqgcf)
Mel continues Anne Fine's A Sudden Glow of Gold. Plus, excited camels make the most extraordinary noise, and Saci Lloyd recommends favourite books.


TUE 17:00 Flying the Flag (b00dp3qj)
Series 4

Little Extras

The novelty of artistic freedom in the People's Democracy attracts a swarm of film location managers, hungry for new backdrops, authentic faces - and cheap labour.

The movie moguls hadn't bargained for one thing, however: a little diplomatic scene stealing.

Series 4 of Alex Shearer's Eastern bloc embassy sitcom.

Starring Dinsdale Landen as HM Ambassador Mackenzie, Peter Acre as William Frost, Moir Leslie as Helen Waterson, Christopher Benjamin as Colonel Surikov, Stephen Greif as US Ambassador Spiro Weinberg and Peter Whitman as Duncan Bridges.

Producer: Neil Cargill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1992.


TUE 17:30 Snap (b00td5sb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 18:00 Daphne Du Maurier (b007jq79)
The Birds

Episode 3

Will the Triggs be able to help Nat's family, or have the avian attackers got to them first? Read by Charlie Barnecut.


TUE 18:30 Jenny Stephens - Project Archangel (b00wlrcp)
Episode 1

Malcolm Holmes is drawn back into the murky world of espionage from beyond the grave. Project Raphael sequel with Dan Hagley.


TUE 19:00 The Goon Show (b0081rvd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 The Marx Brothers' Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel (b007xvlm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 Wimsey (b00s9f4w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 John Mortimer - Rumpole (b007jsjp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 Donna Tartt - The Secret History (b03njkh0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 21:15 Sherlock Holmes (b007jlqr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


TUE 22:00 Chain Reaction (b03mjcbp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 The Mark Steel Lecture (b007nf6b)
Series 2

Billie Holiday

Initially a hater of jazz music, the radical comedian profiles the American singer and songwriter. From April 2001.


TUE 23:00 The Museum of Everything (b007k0r6)
Series 1

A Very Important Visitor

Take a wander around the Museum of Everything- an infinite gallery of strange exhibits and stranger characters.

Learn about Mary Queen of Scots' execution and enjoy the Sheriff of Nottingham Medieval Disco Experience

Written and performed by Marcus Brigstocke, Danny Robins and Dan Tetsell.

With Lucy Montgomery.

Music by Dominic Haslam and Ben Walker.

Producer: Alex Walsh-Taylor

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2004.


TUE 23:30 Creme de la Crime (b010j4pb)
Series 2

The Lord and Mike Shepherd

Michael Feydeau and David Pershore probe the unsolved case of a vanishing lord. Stars Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis. From May 2002.


TUE 23:45 Mastering the Universe (b00sjw5l)
Series 1

Party On Down

Professor Joy Klamp explores the miserable world of partying. Stars Dawn French and Christopher Douglas. From November 2005.



WEDNESDAY 08 JANUARY 2014

WED 00:00 Daphne Du Maurier (b007jq79)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 Jenny Stephens - Project Archangel (b00wlrcp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 Wimsey (b00s9f4w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 John Mortimer - Rumpole (b007jsjp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 Genius (b008h570)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


WED 02:30 Spread a Little Happiness (b00knp6s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 Charles Chilton - The Cockney (b007qz6w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 Donna Tartt - The Secret History (b03njkh0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:15 Sherlock Holmes (b007jlqr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 Flying the Flag (b00dp3qj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 Snap (b00td5sb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 Wimsey (b00sbmdy)
Have His Carcase

3. A Dutiful Son

Keen to unmask the killer on the beach, the upper-class sleuth ponders the motives of Henry Weldon.

Ian Carmichael stars as Lord Peter Wimsey – the aristocratic amateur detective created by Dorothy L Sayers.

Dramatised by Alistair Beaton

Lord Peter Wimsey …. Ian Carmichael
Harriet Vane …. Maria Aitken
Inspector Umpelty …. Nigel Stock
Henry Weldon …. Warren Clarke
Mrs. Weldon …. Isabel Dean
Mrs. Le Franc …. Betty Marsden
Mr. Bright …. Norman Bird
Antoine …. Malcolm Ingram
Salcombe Hardy …. Patrick Newell
Leila Garland …. Rosalind Ayres
Pollock …. Peter Tuddenham
Luis da Soto …. Haydn Wood
Narrator …. John Westbrook

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1981.


WED 06:30 John Mortimer - Rumpole (b007jsk0)
The Age of Retirement

Rumpole reconsiders his future - as does a hardened thief.

"The Splendours And Miseries Of An Old Bailey Hack". Starring Maurice Denham as ageing London barrister-at-law Horace Rumpole and Margot Boyd as Hilda Rumpole

With Robert Harris as Mr Justice Vosper and Brian Carroll as Erskine-Brown.

Originally a TV series created by writer and barrister John Mortimer, Rumpole hit the BBC radio airwaves in 1980. Case-by-case, Rumpole recalls his work at the Central Criminal Court of England and Wales.

Director: Ian Cotterell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1980.


WED 07:00 Tales From the Mausoleum Club (b007jnpk)
Soldiers Three: India Nil

A chilling tale of what happened when a greedy soldier gets all that he wishes for. Stars Stephen Fry. From January 1987.


WED 07:30 What Does the K Stand For? (b03mhvqf)
Series 1

Tell Them About the Dream, Martin

Young Stephen looks for a hero that he can tell his class about.

Stephen K Amos's sitcom about his teenage years, growing up black, gay and funny in 1980s South London.

Written by Jonathan Harvey with Stephen K Amos.

Stephen K Amos ... Stephen K Amos
Young Stephen ... Shaquille Ali-Yebuah
Stephanie Amos ... Fatou Sohna
Virginia Amos ... Ellen Thomas
Vincent Amos ... Don Gilet
Miss Collins ... Gemma Whelan
Jayson ... Frankie Wilson
Random Bloke ... Harry Jardine

Producer: Colin Anderson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2013.


WED 08:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b00802l8)
Series 5

The Publicity Photograph

The lad's new image leads to a major makeover away from the camera.

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: Tom Ronald

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in February 1958.


WED 08:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b01321dr)
Series 8

Episode 6

The team sets out to cause full frontal offence, plus high drama on the railway.

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

Sketches written by Graeme Garden, Bill Oddie - and Tim Brooke-Taylor.

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

Music and songs by Bill Oddie, Liam Cohen and Dave Lee.

Producer: David Hatch/Peter Titheradge

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 2 in March 1970.


WED 09:00 Winston (b00pr7lg)
Winston Back Home

Say It Again, Winston

Old rogue Winston has run away and taken the geese, but Nancy intervenes...

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

Director: Shaun MacLoughlin.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1994.


WED 09:30 The Adventures of John and Tony (b009pn8p)
The Total Hotel Experience

John and his best friend Tony find themselves taking part in a seaside hotel's murder-mystery weekend.

John just wants to play dominoes, but amongst the guests is a woman from his past - with her potatoes.

Written by John Hegley

Starring John Hegley, Simon Munnery, Terry Malloy, Sunny Ormonde and Andy Hockley.

Original music by Nigel Piper.

Director: Anne Edyvean

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1999.


WED 10:00 Tom Stoppard - If You're Glad I'll Be Frank (b01kbhwq)
A bus driver is convinced his wife is being held hostage and forced to work as the Speaking Clock. Stars Patsy Rowlands.


WED 10:30 Mad Man Blue (b0113060)
Unassuming but irrepressible Bloomer gets involved in a feud with his neighbour.

Will he escape his suburban nightmare unscathed?

Roy Hudd stars in Tracy Aston's comic monologue.

Producer: Jocelyn Boxall

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1998.


WED 11:00 Donna Tartt - The Secret History (b03nnlkd)
Episode 3

The American college students are introduced to the seductive rituals of Dionysius. Donna Tartt's thriller read by William Hope.


WED 11:15 Sherlock Holmes (b007jlr7)
The Return of Sherlock Holmes - Series 1

The Solitary Cyclist

The Baker Street sleuth investigates who's following music teacher Violet Smith. Stars Clive Merrison and Michael Williams.


WED 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b00802l8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b01321dr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 Wimsey (b00sbmdy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 John Mortimer - Rumpole (b007jsk0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 The Churchills - Speaking for Themselves (b007jrj1)
Episode 8

Clementine is unhappy when Winston buys Chartwell Manor without her knowledge. With Alex Jennings and Sylvestra Le Touzel. From February 1999.


WED 14:15 A Short History of Ireland (b007k38z)
Homesteads and Crannogs; Living off the Land

The country's epic story continues with an exploration of early lifestyle and events before the Vikings. With Frances Tomelty.


WED 14:30 Eric Lomax - The Railway Man (b007jyv7)
Episode 8

Striking a balance between remembering the horrors of war and harbouring hate. The memoirs of a PoW in Burma, read by Alec Heggie.


WED 14:45 Sir John Betjeman - Summoned by Bells (b03nnm0q)
Cornwall in Adolescence

The late poet laureate's 'life in verse', from nursery to university. Read by the author. Recorded in 1960.


WED 15:00 Tom Stoppard - If You're Glad I'll Be Frank (b01kbhwq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 15:30 Mad Man Blue (b0113060)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:30 today]


WED 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b01rqlcm)
Mel continues Anne Fine's A Sudden Glow of Gold, plus a man who has flown on a real magic carpet (he really has!) and the Inheritance Tracks of children's laureate Julia Donaldson.


WED 17:00 No Commitments (b00777b1)
Series 13

A Voice From the Past

Comedy series by Simon Brett following the fortunes of three fortysomething sisters.

4/6. A Voice from the Past

A sticky evening is in prospect as Roger and Victoria meet up with Nick's parents. Charlotte's complicated love life takes a new turn.

Anna ...... Rosemary Leach
Victoria ...... Angela Thorne
Charlotte ...... Celia Imrie
Roger ...... Jonathan Coy
Brian ...... James Vaughan
Kathryn ...... Bridget McConnel
Patrick ...... Michael Simkins.


WED 17:30 Tales From the Mausoleum Club (b007jnpk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 18:00 Charles Chilton - Journey Into Space Again (b03nnmgj)
Part of BBC Radio 4 Extra's tribute to the remarkable talent of writer and producer Charles Chilton, who died on 2 January 2013 at the age of 95.

The mould-breaking series, written and produced by Charles Chilton between 1953 and 1958, transported six million radio listeners to the moon every Monday night.

"Operation Luna" was the first in his hit "Journey into Space" trilogy. With help from some of the original crew including David Jacobs and excerpts from their first mission, Chilton looks back at the last radio drama series to beat television in the ratings.

A Testbed Production for Radio 4 first broadcast in July 1999.


WED 18:30 Jenny Stephens - Project Archangel (b00wmp8p)
2. Moscow

In Episode Two of the latest ghost-spy thriller by Jenny Stephens, Malcolm and Polly go on an unexpected journey under the streets of Moscow - and Malcolm meets the ghost of someone he once knew very well.

Malcolm . . . . . Dan Hagley
Polly . . . . . Emily Chennery
Moira . . . . . Sunny Ormonde
Winston . . . . . Delroy Brown
Victor . . . . . Christian Rodska
Mike . . . . . Richard Derrington

Produced and directed by Peter Leslie Wild

Notes

We first met Malcolm Holmes in Project Raphael, when MI7, based at Brownfields on the remote Yorkshire moors, put his ghost seeing skills to powerful use. Brownfields were locked in a struggle with the mysterious Nablovski Colony, who were employing the tactic of using ghosts as secret agents. In this new adventure, Project Archangel, Malcom meets a ghost he knew only too well when he was alive.

First broadcast on Radio 4 Extra in 2010.


WED 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b00802l8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b01321dr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 Wimsey (b00sbmdy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 John Mortimer - Rumpole (b007jsk0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 Donna Tartt - The Secret History (b03nnlkd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 21:15 Sherlock Holmes (b007jlr7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


WED 22:00 What Does the K Stand For? (b03mhvqf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 Armando Iannucci's Charm Offensive (b007wk83)
Series 3

Episode 2

Armando holds the ring for more hard-hitting blarney and outrageous fibs. With guests Jo Brand, Dave Gorman and Will Smith. From August 2007.


WED 23:00 Giles Wemmbley Hogg Goes Off (b00pk7zr)
Series 4

Las Vegas

He's back! But this time, he's got a computer! Budleigh Salterton's most famous citizen has been grounded by both the Home Office and his father, so he's set up GWH Travvel ("2 Ms, 2 Gs, 2 Vs - bit of a mix up at the printers").

Run from his bedroom in Budleigh Salterton, with the help of his long-suffering former Primary School teacher Mr Timmis and the hindrance of his sister Charlotte, it's a one-stop Travel/Advice/Events Management/Website service, where each week his schemes range far and wide - whether it's roaming the country lecturing would-be overlanders on how to pack a rucksack ("If in doubt, put it in. And double it"), or finding someone a zebra for a corporate promotion ("I'll look in the Phone Book - how hard can it be? Now, "A to D"...), GWH Travvel stays true to its motto - "We do it all, so you won't want to".

This time, it's Viva Las Vegas as Giles accidentally gets three wives in a row and loses the jackpot as he tries his hand at poker and roulette - and comes up the exact opposite of trumps. The game is Texas Hold 'Em, the flop is huge, Giles has the nuts and we're crying all the way to the river, and no-one has a clue what any of that means. Because, as the old saying goes - what happens in Vegas. makes everyone in Budleigh Salterton very cross indeed.

Starring Marcus Brigstocke as Giles.

Giles Wemmbley Hogg ..... Marcus Brigstocke
Tommy "Tomahawk" Hayes ..... Kerry Shale
Nadine ..... Matilda Ziegler
Mr Timmis ..... Adrian Scarborough
Charlotte Wemmbley Hogg ..... Catherine Shepherd
Tony ..... Lou Hirsch
Mikey ..... David Armand

Written by Marcus Brigstocke & Jeremy Salsby.

Producer: David Tyler
A Pozzitive production for BBC Radio 4.


WED 23:30 Absolute Power (b007tcpt)
Series 2

Episode 2

An old flame pits spinmeisters Charles and Martin against one another. Stars Stephen Fry and Tamsin Greig. From February 2001.



THURSDAY 09 JANUARY 2014

THU 00:00 Charles Chilton - Journey Into Space Again (b03nnmgj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 Jenny Stephens - Project Archangel (b00wmp8p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 Wimsey (b00sbmdy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 John Mortimer - Rumpole (b007jsk0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 Winston (b00pr7lg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 The Adventures of John and Tony (b009pn8p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 Tom Stoppard - If You're Glad I'll Be Frank (b01kbhwq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 03:30 Mad Man Blue (b0113060)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:30 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 Donna Tartt - The Secret History (b03nnlkd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:15 Sherlock Holmes (b007jlr7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 No Commitments (b00777b1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 Tales From the Mausoleum Club (b007jnpk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 Wimsey (b00sbqhr)
Have His Carcase

4. The Snake in the Grass

The upper-class sleuth exchanges harsh words with Harriet Vane - and a dinner date leads to a shocking revelation.

Ian Carmichael stars as Lord Peter Wimsey – the aristocratic amateur detective created by Dorothy L Sayers.

Dramatised by Alistair Beaton.

Lord Peter Wimsey …. Ian Carmichael
Harriet Vane …. Maria Aitken
Inspector Umpelty …. Nigel Stock
Henry Weldon …. Warren Clarke
Blacksmith …. Ronald Herdman
Judd …. Spencer Banks
Narrator …. John Westbrook

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1981.


THU 06:30 An Illustration of Modern Science by Richard Marsh (b007jq1h)
Convinced she soon be murdered, stage artiste Beauffie Buckingham enlists the help of a London barrister to make her will...

Richard Marsh’s thriller read by Joanna Riding.

Richard Marsh was the pseudonym of British author Richard Bernard Heldmann. (1857 - 1915) best known for his supernatural thriller ‘The Beetle’.

Producer: Katherine Beacon

Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in October 2003.


THU 07:00 Lenin of the Rovers (b007jvds)
Series 2

The Felchester Firm

Crunchthorpe is a place so hard they dump nuclear waste in the town centre.

Can the so-called 'Felchester Firm' protect Ricky and the team?

More adventures of communist football club, Felchester Rovers starring Alexei Sayle.

Ricky Lenin ...... Alexei Sayle
Jeff Frankly ...... John Sessions
Frank Lee Brian ...... Kenneth Wolstenholme
Colonel Brace Cartwright ...... Donald Hewlett
Stevie Stalin ...... Andrew McLean
Terry Trotsky ...... Phil Cornwell
Announcer ...... John Witty

Written by Marcus Berkmann.

Producer: Harry Thompson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1989.


THU 07:30 The Secret World (b03mj1yd)
Series 4

Episode 6

Peter Sallis lays down a track for Lady Gaga's new album.

Chancellor Merkel plays 'snog marry avoid' and Ed Miliband learns to boogie.

It can only be the strange goings on in the show that shines a light on the private lives of public people.

With:

Margaret Cabourn-Smith
Jon Culshaw
Julian Dutton
Lewis MacLeod
Jess Robinson
Duncan Wisbey

Written by Bill Dare, Julian Dutton and Duncan Wisbey.

Produced and created by: Bill Dare.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2014.


THU 08:00 Dad's Army (b007jp6h)
Series 2

Fallen Idol

During platoon training, fellow officers lead Captain Mainwaring astray.

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 and Arnold Ridley as Godfrey.

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 June 1975.


THU 08:30 Take It From Here (b011pw50)
From 31/12/1953

A butler's upstairs wrangles, and Eth finally gets a ring on her finger in The Glums. Stars Jimmy Edwards and June Whitfield. From December 1953.


THU 09:00 Four Joneses and a Jenkins (b007jqlp)
September: Watch the Birdie

An everyday story of sheep, sin and scholarship under the shadow of the Long Mynd.

Sue Limb’s pastoral sitcom follows six months in the life of the Jones family, who live on a small farm in rural Wales.

It’s the start of the farming year, as daughter Megan sets her sights on Mr Bootle...

Mr Jones ...... Geoffrey Whitehead
Ma Jones ...... Lisabeth Miles
Megan Jones ...... Rebecca Front
Owen Jones ...... Matthew Morgan
Mr Jenkins ...... Nickolas Grace
Bootle ...... Michael Fenton Stevens

Recorded on location.

Music composed by John Whitehall.

Producer: Jonathan James Moore.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2000.


THU 09:30 HR (b00tt4lt)
Series 2

Remodelling

Sam, fearing the sense of purposelessness that often hits retirees, decides to redecorate his house. But, his housemate Peter worries, has he some darker purpose in mind?

Nigel Williams' comedy drama series charting the misfortunes of a middle-aged HR officer and his trouble-making colleague.

Peter ..... Jonathan Pryce
Sam ..... Nicholas Le Prevost
Nigel ..... Tony Bell

Director: Peter Kavanagh.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2010.


THU 10:00 Charles Chilton - Lincoln Frees the Slaves (b03nnqjb)
Part of BBC Radio 4 Extra's tribute to the remarkable talent of writer and producer Charles Chilton, who died on 2 January 2013 at the age of 95.

Influenced by his time working with Alistair Cooke, Chilton decided to specialise in American history. Adapted from his 'Out of the Wilderness' broadcast from 1965, the programme features the history and songs of the American Civil War. This was originally a "BBC Radiovision" programme for schools, for which pupils were able to look at accompanying sets of slides or colour filmstrips for use with a stills projector. Radiovision was an established part of BBC programming from 1964 to 1990.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1972.


THU 10:45 Alan Bennett - Two in Torquay (b0076f3m)
A man and a woman, both middle-aged, engage in polite conversation in a Torquay hotel.

But neither is quite what they seem to be. Who is deceiving whom?

Starring Judi Dench and Alan Bennett.

Written by Alan Bennett.

Miss Philpott (Betty) ....... Judi Dench
Mr Mortimer (Arthur) ....... Alan Bennett

Producer: Gordon House.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2003.


THU 11:00 Donna Tartt - The Secret History (b03nnqyc)
Episode 4

American college life - sex, drugs, campus parties and country house weekends! Donna Tartt's thriller, read by William Hope.


THU 11:15 Sherlock Holmes (b007jlrl)
The Return of Sherlock Holmes - Series 1

The Priory School

The Baker Street sleuth probes a young aristocrat's disappearance from prep school. Stars Clive Merrison and Michael Williams.


THU 12:00 Dad's Army (b007jp6h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 Take It From Here (b011pw50)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 Wimsey (b00sbqhr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 An Illustration of Modern Science by Richard Marsh (b007jq1h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 The Churchills - Speaking for Themselves (b007jrjh)
Episode 9

Churchill cuts back on household expenditure. Clementine is knocked down by a bus. With Alex Jennings and Sylvestra Le Touzel. From February 1999.


THU 14:15 A Short History of Ireland (b007k39z)
Saints and Scholars; Not the Work of Men, But Angels

The country's vivid story explores the life of monks and their exquisite illustrated manuscripts. With Richard Dormer.


THU 14:30 Oscar Wilde (b007k13j)
The Nightingale and the Rose

A bird makes the ultimate sacrifice so that an unworldly young man can woo his love. Read by John Moffatt. From December 1997.


THU 14:45 Sir John Betjeman - Summoned by Bells (b03nnrms)
The Opening World

The late poet laureate's 'life in verse', from nursery to university. Read by the author. Recorded in 1960.


THU 15:00 Charles Chilton - Lincoln Frees the Slaves (b03nnqjb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 15:45 Alan Bennett - Two in Torquay (b0076f3m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today]


THU 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b01rqnm8)
Mel continues Anne Fine's magical A Sudden Glow of Gold and flies 'panto-style'. Plus, Inspector Singh author Shamini Flint recommends books for younger readers.


THU 17:00 Ballylenon (b007jpkl)
Series 6

Episode 3

Speculation over the Hoover cottage – and who will accompany Guard Gallagher to New York?

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 Hawthorne, John Hewitt as Guard Gallagher and Gerard McSorley as Stumpy Bonnar.

Music arranged and performed by Stephanie Hughes.

Directed at BBC Belfast by Peter Kavanagh.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1999.


THU 17:30 Lenin of the Rovers (b007jvds)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 18:00 Charles Chilton - Journey into Space (b00l93z1)
The Host

Part of BBC Radio 4 Extra's tribute to the remarkable talent of writer and producer Charles Chilton, who died on 2 January 2013 at the age of 95.

Toby Stephens plays Jet Morgan in a 21st-century remake of Chilton's mould-breaking series from 1953, which originally won an audience of 6 million and earned him international recognition.

Jet Morgan and his crew get a distress call from an abandoned freighter. Jet and his comrades must find a way to defeat the vastly superior 'Host'. If they fail, they will not only all perish, but mankind will become a dispensable stepping stone to a new chapter in evolution.

From the original cast, David Jacobs, plays The Host.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2009.

Jet ...... Toby Stephens
Doc/Enceladus Control ...... Alan Marriott
Lemmy ...... Jot Davies
Mitch ...... Chris Pavlo
The Host ...... David Jacobs
Edie ...... Jana Carpenter
JJ Andreev ...... Basher Savage

Original music & sound design by David Chilton.

A Goldhawk Essential production for BBC Radio 4.


THU 19:00 Dad's Army (b007jp6h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 Take It From Here (b011pw50)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 Wimsey (b00sbqhr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 An Illustration of Modern Science by Richard Marsh (b007jq1h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 Donna Tartt - The Secret History (b03nnqyc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


THU 21:15 Sherlock Holmes (b007jlrl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


THU 22:00 The Secret World (b03mj1yd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 Hamish and Dougal: You'll Have Had Your Tea (b0076zsc)
Series 3

Gambling Fever

To Dougal's dismay, Hamish becomes addicted to gambling after winning a Sporran Cosy in the Glen MacLottery.

Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden star as the two Scotsmen famed for their appearances on BBC Radio’s I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue.

With Alison Steadman as their cleaning-lady-cum-housekeeper, Mrs Naughtie, and Jeremy Hardy as the local Laird.

Producer: Jon Naismith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2006.


THU 22:45 Tina C (b0076q33)
Tina C's Tiny Island Tour

England

The country singer and global activist brings her unique brand of gingham-flavoured repartee to explore the US and UK's special relationship. Stars Christopher Green. From Jan 2005


THU 23:00 Sarah Millican's Support Group (b011ppyc)
Series 2

6. ' I've finally found what I'm looking for...'

"Bullying at work - a trapeze artist who's been pushed off her perch"

"I've finally found what I'm looking for...Terry, it's you!"

Sarah Millican is a life counsellor and modern-day agony aunt tackling the nation's problems head on, dishing out real advice for real people.

Assisted by her very own team of experts of the heart - man of the people local cabbie Terry, and self qualified counsellor Marion,

Sarah tackles the nation's problems head on and has a solution for everything.

Sarah ...... Sarah Millican
Marion ...... Ruth Bratt
Terry ...... Simon Daye
Judy ...... Anna Crilly
Evan ...... Elis James

Written by Sarah Millican.

Producer: Lianne Coop

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2011


THU 23:30 Rubbish (b0077128)
Series 1

Outsourcing

Martin's boss Roger is suspended after his computer is taken away following a worldwide FBI sting operation.

Martin finds himself acting head, but when he meets the outsourcing partner from hell, he starts to realise he's in over his head.

Reece Dinsdale stars as local government officer, cynic and manic-depressive, Martin Christmas in Tony Bagley's sitcom.

Martin ...... Reece Dinsdale
Roger ...... Paul Copley
Sarah ...... Nicola Walker
Barney ...... James Lance
Karen ...... Oriane Messina
Darren ...... Mark Maier

Producer: Claire Bartlett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2006.



FRIDAY 10 JANUARY 2014

FRI 00:00 Charles Chilton - Journey into Space (b00l93z1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 Wimsey (b00sbqhr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 An Illustration of Modern Science by Richard Marsh (b007jq1h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 Four Joneses and a Jenkins (b007jqlp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 HR (b00tt4lt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 Charles Chilton - Lincoln Frees the Slaves (b03nnqjb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 03:45 Alan Bennett - Two in Torquay (b0076f3m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 Donna Tartt - The Secret History (b03nnqyc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:15 Sherlock Holmes (b007jlrl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 Ballylenon (b007jpkl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 Lenin of the Rovers (b007jvds)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 Wimsey (b00sbvcv)
Have His Carcase

5. Too Perfect an Alibi

As the desperate upper class sleuth fails to confirm his theories, the elusive witness Perkins turns up...

Ian Carmichael stars as Lord Peter Wimsey – the aristocratic amateur detective created by Dorothy L Sayers.

Dramatised by Alistair Beaton.

Lord Peter Wimsey …. Ian Carmichael
Harriet Vane …. Maria Aitken
Inspector Umpelty …. Nigel Stock
Henry Weldon …. Warren Clarke
Julian Perkins …. Richard O'Callaghan
Nurse …. Judy Franklin
Jem Pollack …. Haydn Wood
Narrator …. John Westbrook

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1981.


FRI 06:30 Dixon of Dock Green (b012yv9b)
Series 1

London Pride

George Dixon is showing new boy in blue, Andy Crawford, the ropes on the beat of Dock Green in London's East End.

Much to PC Crawford's surprise, Dixon is prepared to bend the rules in order to arrest one of a gang of safebreakers.

Radio revival of BBC TV's famous copper starring David Calder as PC George Dixon and David Tennant as Andy Crawford.

Dixon of Dock Green's roots go back to 1950 film drama 'The Blue Lamp' which ended with Dixon being shot dead. However, Warner's role was resurrected for the BBC TV series running from 1955 to 1976.

PC George Dixon ...... David Calder
PC Andy Crawford ...... David Tennant
Jack Judd ...... MacDonnell
Emmy Judd ...... Avril Elgar
Lenny Judd ...... Jacob Dylan
Agar ...... Jonathan Tafler
Fred Jenkins ...... Eddie Martin

Written by Ted Willis. Dramatised from his TV screenplay by Sue Rodwell.

Produced in Bristol by Jeremy Howe and Viv Beeby.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2005.


FRI 07:00 Chambers (b007jnjc)
Series 1

The Right to Silence

Hostilities between pompous Fuller-Carp and Ruth have intensified, and a walking holiday in the Lake District with an influential judge would seem to provide the perfect break.

However, a Crimewatch obsessed hotelier, an ambiguous fax and an impending murder trial conspire to turn the weekend into a nightmare which even the allure of the hotel's Nick Ross Carvery cannot redeem.

Clive Coleman’s sitcom about the questionable practices of a group of barristers.

John Fuller Carp ...... John Bird
Hilary Tripping ...... James Fleet
Ruth Quirke ...... Lesley Sharp
Vince ...... Jonathan Kydd
Austin Weave ...... Jonathan Kydd
Other parts ...... Peter Serafinowcz

Producer Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1996.


FRI 07:30 Meet David Sedaris (b03npb2y)
Series 4

The Sea Section; Dog Days

One of the world's best storytellers is back on BBC Radio 4.

This week, dealing with family tragedy in 'The Sea Section' and some comic verse about our canine friends in 'Dog Days'.

Producer: Steve Doherty
A Giddy Goat production for BBC Radio 4.


FRI 08:00 Steptoe and Son (b007jlnf)
Series 3

TB or Not TB

Sixty years of smoking takes its toll on Albert Steptoe.

Starring Wilfrid Brambell and Harry H Corbett.

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

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

Albert ...... Wilfrid Brambell
Harold ...... Harry H Corbett
Receptionist ...... Jo Manning Wilson

Adapted for radio from their TV scripts by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Producer: Bobby Jaye

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in April 1971.


FRI 08:30 Yes Minister (b007jltg)
Series 2

The Greasy Pole

Blending jobs with chemicals makes an explosive mixture for MP Jim Hacker.

Starring Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne and Derek Fowlds.

Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn's satirical sitcom centred around hapless MP Jim Hacker and a collection of civil service underlings headed by the Machiavellian Sir Humphrey Appleby and obsequious Bernard.

It first ran on BBC TV between 1980 and 1984.

Jim Hacker …. Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey Appleby …. Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard Woolley …. Derek Fowldes
Joan Littler, MP …. Brenda Blethyn
Sir Wally Macfarlane …. Freddie Earlle
Professor Henderson …. Jerome Willis
Lord Crichton …. Geoffrey Toone
Lady Crichton …. Helena Breck
The Protestor …. Helen Atkinson Wood
Newsreader …. Moira Stuart

Adapted for radio by producer Pete Atkin.

First broadcast on Radio 4 in 1984.


FRI 09:00 Millport (b00761z4)
Series 2

Dark Secrets

Irene enlists Bob's help when strange events send the tiny Scottish island into disarray.

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

Irene ...... Lynn Ferguson
Moira/Agnes ...... Janet Brown
Alberto/Robert/Doctor ...... Lewis McLeod
Ena/Bunty ...... Gabriel Quigley
Dougie ...... Matt Costello
Bob/Minister ...... Robert Patterson

Music arranged by Olly Fox.

Producer: Lucy Bacon

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2001.


FRI 09:30 Electric Ink (b01k9wdn)
Series 2

Episode 5

Freddy punctures Maddox's literary pretensions and uncovers a scandal.

Alistair Beaton and Tom Mitchelson's comic satire set in the struggling world of newspapers.

A group of dysfunctional journalists attempt to cover major news stories whilst grappling with the demands of a multi-platform environment, as circulation figures plummet as the recession means half the workforce is laid off.

Maddox ..... John Sessions
Oliver ..... Alex Jennings
Freddy ..... Stephen Wight
Carol ..... Polly Frame
Masha ..... Debbie Chazen
Miles Deanbrook ..... Sean Baker
Waiter ..... Adeel Akhtar

Producer: Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2010.


FRI 10:00 Charles Chilton - Another Time of My Life (b0075m1p)
Part of BBC Radio 4 Extra's tribute to the remarkable talent of writer and producer Charles Chilton, who died on 2 January 2013 at the age of 95.

Charles Chilton worked for the BBC for 46 years. In 1973, he continued to recall his varied early career.

It all started when a friend had made him a crystal set and one of Chilton's favourite things was listening to the radio in bed. In 1932, radio was the wonder of the age and the BBC was a prestigious place to work. It was a time of high unemployment but John Reith, who was badly wounded in the First World War, was anxious to employ ex-soldiers and others who had suffered from the war. Chilton was a 15-year-old war orphan and so it was that, in January 1933, he was lucky enough to be given his first job in the spectacular, newly built Broadcasting House in London.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1973.


FRI 10:45 Hearing With Hegley (b0075s38)
Series 2

Episode 3

Poet John Hegley doing what he does best - entertaining an audience with verse. With Nigel Piper. From September 1998.


FRI 11:00 Donna Tartt - The Secret History (b03npbkf)
Episode 5

Why are four bookworms covered in wounds and bruises? Donna Tartt's thriller, read by William Hope.


FRI 11:15 Sherlock Holmes (b007jlsd)
The Return of Sherlock Holmes - Series 1

Black Peter

The Baker Street sleuth probes the grisly murder of a retired whaling skipper. Stars Clive Merrison and Michael Williams.


FRI 12:00 Steptoe and Son (b007jlnf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 Yes Minister (b007jltg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 Wimsey (b00sbvcv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 Dixon of Dock Green (b012yv9b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 The Churchills - Speaking for Themselves (b007jrjy)
Episode 10

Winston writes from Canada. Randolph leaves Oxford for a lecture tour of the USA. With Alex Jennings and Sylvestra Le Touzel. From February 1999.


FRI 14:15 A Short History of Ireland (b007k3bs)
St Columba, St Columbanus and the Wandering Irish; The Vikings Are Coming

The country's epic story continues with the travels of early Irish monks and the arrival of a major force. With Frances Tomelty.


FRI 14:30 Oscar Wilde (b007k0l3)
The Happy Prince

From their aerial view, a beautiful statue and a swallow team up to help the poor in the city below. Read by John Moffatt. From December 1997.


FRI 14:45 RK Narayan Stories (b01d9164)
Engine Trouble

At a raffle in India, a poor local man wins an unusual prize. But how to get it home?

Zia Mohyeddin reads RK Narayan’s short story.

Director: Duncan Minshull

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1991


FRI 15:00 Charles Chilton - Another Time of My Life (b0075m1p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 15:45 Hearing With Hegley (b0075s38)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today]


FRI 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b01rr845)
Mel presents the last chapter of Anne Fine's magical A Sudden Glow of Gold. Plus running a marathon in the desert, and Theresa Breslin recommends books for younger readers.


FRI 17:00 Huddwinks (b00b52ch)
Series 2

The Dead Walk at Midnight!

A reporter arrives to investigate mysterious happenings at a haunted manor.

Roy Hudd stars in Laurie Rowley’s comic parodies.

With:

Denise Coffey
Chris Emmett
David Gooderson
Fred Harris

Producer: Jonathan James-Moore

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in June 1988.


FRI 17:30 Chambers (b007jnjc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 18:00 Paradise Lost in Space (b007jnlt)
1. Ruination

Space travel throws the most unlikely people together.

Norman is an idealist with a hand grenade. Max is a cheerful bore who won't stop talking.

Together, they're set to ruin the lives of some decidedly friendly aliens. Forever.

Six-part black-hole sci-fi comedy by Colin Swash

Norman ...... Tony Robinson
Max ...... David Haig
Stella ...... Louise Lombard
Macari ...... Michael Troughton
Captain Rossiter ...... Dan Strauss
Jane ...... Carla Mendonca
Tony ...... Geoff McGivern

Producer: Richard Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1995.


FRI 18:30 Jenny Stephens - Project Archangel (b00wmr9r)
Episode 3

Malcolm discovers why he ended up in the sewers of Moscow, and he is asked to complete a task for Victor. Stars Dan Hagley.


FRI 19:00 Steptoe and Son (b007jlnf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 Yes Minister (b007jltg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 Wimsey (b00sbvcv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 Dixon of Dock Green (b012yv9b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Donna Tartt - The Secret History (b03npbkf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 21:15 Sherlock Holmes (b007jlsd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


FRI 22:00 Meet David Sedaris (b03npb2y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 I've Never Seen Star Wars (b0153pml)
Series 4

Giles Coren

Marcus Brigstocke invites restaurant critic and die-hard carnivore Giles Coren to be a vegan for a week.

Whether the experiences are banal or profound, the show is about embracing the new and getting out of our comfort zones.

The title comes from the fact that the show's producer and creator Bill Dare had never seen the film Star Wars.

Producer: Bill Dare

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2011.


FRI 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b03sg4rj)
The best in contemporary comedy. Tonight, Arthur Smith is joined by the lovely ladies of Fascinating Aida.


FRI 23:00 Little Britain (b008jdxn)
Series 1

Episode 4

Back where it started out, Matt Lucas and David Walliams' oddball TV smash hit - without the cameras.


FRI 23:30 The Simon Day Show (b01hvdmy)
Series 2

Geoff Allerton

Simon Day and his characters welcome listeners to The Mallard, a small provincial theatre somewhere in the UK. Each week one of Simon's comic characters come to perform at The Mallard while the staff struggle with rivalries, self-doubt and the new owner's vision for the theatre's future.

This week it's the turn of Yorkshire poet Geoffrey Allerton, who's accompanied by amateur journalist friend Duncan (played by Paul Whitehouse).

Cast list:
Billy Bleach ..... Simon Day
Emanuel Akinyemi ..... Felix Dexter
Pat Bennet ... Morwenna Banks
Ron Bone / Wozac ..... Simon Greenall
Duncan... Paul Whitehouse.




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

2525 09:00 MON (b03nj185)

2525 22:30 MON (b03nj185)

2525 02:00 TUE (b03nj185)

4 Stands Up 22:00 SAT (b00jdmtx)

A Short History of Ireland 14:15 MON (b007k375)

A Short History of Ireland 14:15 TUE (b007k385)

A Short History of Ireland 14:15 WED (b007k38z)

A Short History of Ireland 14:15 THU (b007k39z)

A Short History of Ireland 14:15 FRI (b007k3bs)

A Short History of Vampires 18:30 SUN (b00z55h6)

A Short History of Vampires 00:30 MON (b00z55h6)

Absolute Power 23:30 WED (b007tcpt)

Agatha Christie 01:00 SAT (b007k0bk)

Alan Bennett - Two in Torquay 10:45 THU (b0076f3m)

Alan Bennett - Two in Torquay 15:45 THU (b0076f3m)

Alan Bennett - Two in Torquay 03:45 FRI (b0076f3m)

An Illustration of Modern Science by Richard Marsh 06:30 THU (b007jq1h)

An Illustration of Modern Science by Richard Marsh 13:30 THU (b007jq1h)

An Illustration of Modern Science by Richard Marsh 20:30 THU (b007jq1h)

An Illustration of Modern Science by Richard Marsh 01:30 FRI (b007jq1h)

Armando Iannucci's Charm Offensive 22:30 WED (b007wk83)

At Home With the Hardys 09:30 MON (b007jmqw)

At Home With the Hardys 02:30 TUE (b007jmqw)

Atomic Tales 18:00 SAT (b007jx6v)

Atomic Tales 00:00 SUN (b007jx6v)

Ballylenon 17:00 THU (b007jpkl)

Ballylenon 05:00 FRI (b007jpkl)

Chain Reaction 07:30 TUE (b03mjcbp)

Chain Reaction 22:00 TUE (b03mjcbp)

Chambers 05:30 SAT (b007jttl)

Chambers 07:00 FRI (b007jnjc)

Chambers 17:30 FRI (b007jnjc)

Charles Chilton - Another Time of My Life 10:00 FRI (b0075m1p)

Charles Chilton - Another Time of My Life 15:00 FRI (b0075m1p)

Charles Chilton - It's a Stereophonic World 08:30 SUN (b03nhdzm)

Charles Chilton - It's a Stereophonic World 15:30 SUN (b03nhdzm)

Charles Chilton - It's a Stereophonic World 20:30 SUN (b03nhdzm)

Charles Chilton - Journey Into Space Again 18:00 WED (b03nnmgj)

Charles Chilton - Journey Into Space Again 00:00 THU (b03nnmgj)

Charles Chilton - Journey into Space 18:00 THU (b00l93z1)

Charles Chilton - Journey into Space 00:00 FRI (b00l93z1)

Charles Chilton - Lincoln Frees the Slaves 10:00 THU (b03nnqjb)

Charles Chilton - Lincoln Frees the Slaves 15:00 THU (b03nnqjb)

Charles Chilton - Lincoln Frees the Slaves 03:00 FRI (b03nnqjb)

Charles Chilton - The Cockney 10:00 TUE (b007qz6w)

Charles Chilton - The Cockney 15:00 TUE (b007qz6w)

Charles Chilton - The Cockney 03:00 WED (b007qz6w)

Charles Chilton - The Long, Long Trail 14:00 SUN (b008hvwk)

Charles Chilton - The Time of My Life 13:15 SAT (b00813wz)

Charles Chilton - The Time of My Life 03:15 SUN (b00813wz)

Charles Chilton - Victorian Top of the Pops 10:00 MON (b007qmz3)

Charles Chilton - Victorian Top of the Pops 15:00 MON (b007qmz3)

Charles Chilton - Victorian Top of the Pops 03:00 TUE (b007qmz3)

Comedy Winners 09:00 SAT (b00t5jrz)

Comedy Winners 19:00 SAT (b00t5jrz)

Could Do Better 07:15 SUN (b00759x7)

Could Do Better 13:15 SUN (b00759x7)

Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! 07:30 SUN (b00grrzy)

Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! 22:00 SUN (b00grrzy)

Creme de la Crime 23:30 TUE (b010j4pb)

Dad Made Me Laugh 11:30 SUN (b00d7h6q)

Dad Made Me Laugh 19:30 SUN (b00d7h6q)

Dad Made Me Laugh 02:30 MON (b00d7h6q)

Dad's Army 08:00 THU (b007jp6h)

Dad's Army 12:00 THU (b007jp6h)

Dad's Army 19:00 THU (b007jp6h)

Daphne Du Maurier 00:00 SAT (b007jq6k)

Daphne Du Maurier 18:00 MON (b007jq6w)

Daphne Du Maurier 00:00 TUE (b007jq6w)

Daphne Du Maurier 18:00 TUE (b007jq79)

Daphne Du Maurier 00:00 WED (b007jq79)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:00 SUN (b03nhg5y)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:00 SUN (b03nhg5y)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 01:00 MON (b03nhg5y)

Dixon of Dock Green 06:30 FRI (b012yv9b)

Dixon of Dock Green 13:30 FRI (b012yv9b)

Dixon of Dock Green 20:30 FRI (b012yv9b)

Donna Tartt - The Secret History 11:00 MON (b008001s)

Donna Tartt - The Secret History 21:00 MON (b008001s)

Donna Tartt - The Secret History 04:00 TUE (b008001s)

Donna Tartt - The Secret History 11:00 TUE (b03njkh0)

Donna Tartt - The Secret History 21:00 TUE (b03njkh0)

Donna Tartt - The Secret History 04:00 WED (b03njkh0)

Donna Tartt - The Secret History 11:00 WED (b03nnlkd)

Donna Tartt - The Secret History 21:00 WED (b03nnlkd)

Donna Tartt - The Secret History 04:00 THU (b03nnlkd)

Donna Tartt - The Secret History 11:00 THU (b03nnqyc)

Donna Tartt - The Secret History 21:00 THU (b03nnqyc)

Donna Tartt - The Secret History 04:00 FRI (b03nnqyc)

Donna Tartt - The Secret History 11:00 FRI (b03npbkf)

Donna Tartt - The Secret History 21:00 FRI (b03npbkf)

Electric Ink 02:30 SAT (b01k68hg)

Electric Ink 09:30 FRI (b01k9wdn)

Ellis Peters - Flight of a Witch 06:00 SAT (b00813sf)

Ellis Peters - Flight of a Witch 16:00 SAT (b00813sf)

Ellis Peters - Flight of a Witch 04:00 SUN (b00813sf)

Eric Lomax - The Railway Man 14:30 MON (b007jyxg)

Eric Lomax - The Railway Man 14:30 TUE (b007jv7v)

Eric Lomax - The Railway Man 14:30 WED (b007jyv7)

Flying the Flag 17:00 TUE (b00dp3qj)

Flying the Flag 05:00 WED (b00dp3qj)

Four Joneses and a Jenkins 09:00 THU (b007jqlp)

Four Joneses and a Jenkins 02:00 FRI (b007jqlp)

Garrison Keillor's Radio Show 08:00 SAT (b01chxyw)

Garrison Keillor's Radio Show 15:00 SAT (b01chxyw)

Garrison Keillor's Radio Show 01:00 SUN (b01chxyw)

Genius 23:00 MON (b008h570)

Genius 09:00 TUE (b008h570)

Genius 02:00 WED (b008h570)

Giles Wemmbley Hogg Goes Off 23:00 WED (b00pk7zr)

HR 09:30 THU (b00tt4lt)

HR 02:30 FRI (b00tt4lt)

Hamish and Dougal: You'll Have Had Your Tea 22:30 THU (b0076zsc)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:00 WED (b00802l8)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:00 WED (b00802l8)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:00 WED (b00802l8)

Hearing With Hegley 10:45 FRI (b0075s38)

Hearing With Hegley 15:45 FRI (b0075s38)

Herge - The Adventures of Tintin 09:30 SUN (b00ssrj1)

Herge - The Adventures of Tintin 17:30 SUN (b00ssrj1)

Herge - The Adventures of Tintin 05:30 MON (b00ssrj1)

Hester - Omnibus 12:00 SAT (b03nh88x)

Hester - Omnibus 02:00 SUN (b03nh88x)

Huddwinks 05:00 SAT (b00b1p9r)

Huddwinks 17:00 FRI (b00b52ch)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 08:30 WED (b01321dr)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 12:30 WED (b01321dr)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 19:30 WED (b01321dr)

I've Never Seen Star Wars 22:30 FRI (b0153pml)

Jennifer Donnelly - A Gathering Light 23:30 SAT (b015bf2r)

Jenny Stephens - Project Archangel 18:30 TUE (b00wlrcp)

Jenny Stephens - Project Archangel 00:30 WED (b00wlrcp)

Jenny Stephens - Project Archangel 18:30 WED (b00wmp8p)

Jenny Stephens - Project Archangel 00:30 THU (b00wmp8p)

Jenny Stephens - Project Archangel 18:30 FRI (b00wmr9r)

Jenny Stephens - Project Raphael 00:30 SAT (b008p9wx)

Jenny Stephens - Project Raphael 18:30 MON (b008pc2y)

Jenny Stephens - Project Raphael 00:30 TUE (b008pc2y)

John Mortimer - Rumpole 01:30 SAT (b007jshh)

John Mortimer - Rumpole 06:30 MON (b007jsjb)

John Mortimer - Rumpole 13:30 MON (b007jsjb)

John Mortimer - Rumpole 20:30 MON (b007jsjb)

John Mortimer - Rumpole 01:30 TUE (b007jsjb)

John Mortimer - Rumpole 06:30 TUE (b007jsjp)

John Mortimer - Rumpole 13:30 TUE (b007jsjp)

John Mortimer - Rumpole 20:30 TUE (b007jsjp)

John Mortimer - Rumpole 01:30 WED (b007jsjp)

John Mortimer - Rumpole 06:30 WED (b007jsk0)

John Mortimer - Rumpole 13:30 WED (b007jsk0)

John Mortimer - Rumpole 20:30 WED (b007jsk0)

John Mortimer - Rumpole 01:30 THU (b007jsk0)

Jon Ronson On 23:30 SUN (b0076phx)

King Cutler 23:00 SUN (b008x3qy)

Lenin of the Rovers 07:00 THU (b007jvds)

Lenin of the Rovers 17:30 THU (b007jvds)

Lenin of the Rovers 05:30 FRI (b007jvds)

Little Britain 23:00 FRI (b008jdxn)

Loose Ends 11:15 MON (b03nrmdp)

Loose Ends 21:15 MON (b03nrmdp)

Loose Ends 04:15 TUE (b03nrmdp)

Mad Man Blue 10:30 WED (b0113060)

Mad Man Blue 15:30 WED (b0113060)

Mad Man Blue 03:30 THU (b0113060)

Mastering the Universe 23:45 TUE (b00sjw5l)

Meet David Sedaris 17:30 SAT (b03mclqh)

Meet David Sedaris 05:30 SUN (b03mclqh)

Meet David Sedaris 07:30 FRI (b03npb2y)

Meet David Sedaris 22:00 FRI (b03npb2y)

Mel's Mix: The Best of The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 SUN (b03nhh8x)

Michael Butt - Vongole 13:30 SUN (b007jw9x)

Michael Butt - Vongole 03:30 MON (b007jw9x)

Millport 02:00 SAT (b00761w5)

Millport 09:00 FRI (b00761z4)

No Commitments 17:00 WED (b00777b1)

No Commitments 05:00 THU (b00777b1)

Oscar Wilde 14:30 THU (b007k13j)

Oscar Wilde 14:30 FRI (b007k0l3)

P Division 23:00 SAT (b007jx5x)

PG Wodehouse 07:00 MON (b00bbmfj)

PG Wodehouse 17:30 MON (b00bbmfj)

PG Wodehouse 05:30 TUE (b00bbmfj)

Paradise Lost in Space 18:00 FRI (b007jnlt)

RK Narayan Stories 14:45 FRI (b01d9164)

Rose Tremain 04:00 SAT (b00rpvgv)

Round the Horne 08:00 MON (b007zkzy)

Round the Horne 12:00 MON (b007zkzy)

Round the Horne 19:00 MON (b007zkzy)

Rubbish 23:30 THU (b0077128)

Sarah Millican's Support Group 23:00 THU (b011ppyc)

Saturday Drama 03:00 SAT (b00g8n5s)

Sherlock Holmes 04:15 SAT (b007jp4j)

Sherlock Holmes 11:15 TUE (b007jlqr)

Sherlock Holmes 21:15 TUE (b007jlqr)

Sherlock Holmes 04:15 WED (b007jlqr)

Sherlock Holmes 11:15 WED (b007jlr7)

Sherlock Holmes 21:15 WED (b007jlr7)

Sherlock Holmes 04:15 THU (b007jlr7)

Sherlock Holmes 11:15 THU (b007jlrl)

Sherlock Holmes 21:15 THU (b007jlrl)

Sherlock Holmes 04:15 FRI (b007jlrl)

Sherlock Holmes 11:15 FRI (b007jlsd)

Sherlock Holmes 21:15 FRI (b007jlsd)

Sir John Betjeman - Summoned by Bells 14:45 MON (b03njbld)

Sir John Betjeman - Summoned by Bells 14:45 TUE (b03njpgp)

Sir John Betjeman - Summoned by Bells 14:45 WED (b03nnm0q)

Sir John Betjeman - Summoned by Bells 14:45 THU (b03nnrms)

Snap 07:00 TUE (b00td5sb)

Snap 17:30 TUE (b00td5sb)

Snap 05:30 WED (b00td5sb)

Spread a Little Happiness 09:30 TUE (b00knp6s)

Spread a Little Happiness 02:30 WED (b00knp6s)

Steptoe and Son 08:00 FRI (b007jlnf)

Steptoe and Son 12:00 FRI (b007jlnf)

Steptoe and Son 19:00 FRI (b007jlnf)

Take It From Here 08:30 THU (b011pw50)

Take It From Here 12:30 THU (b011pw50)

Take It From Here 19:30 THU (b011pw50)

Tales From the Mausoleum Club 07:00 WED (b007jnpk)

Tales From the Mausoleum Club 17:30 WED (b007jnpk)

Tales From the Mausoleum Club 05:30 THU (b007jnpk)

That Reminds Me 11:00 SUN (b007jndb)

That Reminds Me 19:00 SUN (b007jndb)

That Reminds Me 02:00 MON (b007jndb)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 MON (b01rqd73)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 TUE (b01rqgcf)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 WED (b01rqlcm)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 THU (b01rqnm8)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 FRI (b01rr845)

The Adventures of John and Tony 09:30 WED (b009pn8p)

The Adventures of John and Tony 02:30 THU (b009pn8p)

The Churchills - Speaking for Themselves 06:00 SUN (b007jrgp)

The Churchills - Speaking for Themselves 12:00 SUN (b007jrgp)

The Churchills - Speaking for Themselves 14:00 MON (b007jrh6)

The Churchills - Speaking for Themselves 14:00 TUE (b007jrhk)

The Churchills - Speaking for Themselves 14:00 WED (b007jrj1)

The Churchills - Speaking for Themselves 14:00 THU (b007jrjh)

The Churchills - Speaking for Themselves 14:00 FRI (b007jrjy)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 SUN (b03ql790)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 FRI (b03sg4rj)

The Goon Show 14:30 SAT (b007jmyg)

The Goon Show 08:00 TUE (b0081rvd)

The Goon Show 12:00 TUE (b0081rvd)

The Goon Show 19:00 TUE (b0081rvd)

The Grandfather of Self Help 07:30 SAT (b00lbt3p)

The Jason Byrne Show 22:30 SAT (b01ghlh2)

The Late Alfred Hitchcock Presents 23:45 SAT (b00tqqxf)

The Laxian Key 18:00 SUN (b007k30w)

The Laxian Key 00:00 MON (b007k30w)

The Mark Steel Lecture 22:30 TUE (b007nf6b)

The Marx Brothers' Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel 14:00 SAT (b007ww6z)

The Marx Brothers' Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel 08:30 TUE (b007xvlm)

The Marx Brothers' Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel 12:30 TUE (b007xvlm)

The Marx Brothers' Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel 19:30 TUE (b007xvlm)

The Museum of Everything 23:00 TUE (b007k0r6)

The Navy Lark 08:30 MON (b0169lfp)

The Navy Lark 12:30 MON (b0169lfp)

The Navy Lark 19:30 MON (b0169lfp)

The Omar Khayyam Show 08:00 SUN (b0075b2t)

The Omar Khayyam Show 15:00 SUN (b0075b2t)

The Omar Khayyam Show 20:00 SUN (b0075b2t)

The Omar Khayyam Show 03:00 MON (b0075b2t)

The Price of Fear 18:30 SAT (b007jn9k)

The Price of Fear 00:30 SUN (b007jn9k)

The Richest Man in Britain 22:30 SUN (b00p346t)

The Secret World 07:30 THU (b03mj1yd)

The Secret World 22:00 THU (b03mj1yd)

The Silver Sword - Ian Serraillier 09:00 SUN (b010x9wz)

The Silver Sword - Ian Serraillier 17:00 SUN (b010x9wz)

The Silver Sword - Ian Serraillier 05:00 MON (b010x9wz)

The Simon Day Show 23:30 FRI (b01hvdmy)

The Unbelievable Truth 07:30 MON (b03mfp0r)

The Unbelievable Truth 22:00 MON (b03mfp0r)

The World As We Know It 17:00 MON (b00ftbx1)

The World As We Know It 05:00 TUE (b00ftbx1)

Think the Unthinkable 23:30 MON (b007jm31)

Tina C 22:45 THU (b0076q33)

Tom Stoppard - If You're Glad I'll Be Frank 10:00 WED (b01kbhwq)

Tom Stoppard - If You're Glad I'll Be Frank 15:00 WED (b01kbhwq)

Tom Stoppard - If You're Glad I'll Be Frank 03:00 THU (b01kbhwq)

What Does the K Stand For? 07:30 WED (b03mhvqf)

What Does the K Stand For? 22:00 WED (b03mhvqf)

Wimsey 06:00 MON (b00s8kxl)

Wimsey 13:00 MON (b00s8kxl)

Wimsey 20:00 MON (b00s8kxl)

Wimsey 01:00 TUE (b00s8kxl)

Wimsey 06:00 TUE (b00s9f4w)

Wimsey 13:00 TUE (b00s9f4w)

Wimsey 20:00 TUE (b00s9f4w)

Wimsey 01:00 WED (b00s9f4w)

Wimsey 06:00 WED (b00sbmdy)

Wimsey 13:00 WED (b00sbmdy)

Wimsey 20:00 WED (b00sbmdy)

Wimsey 01:00 THU (b00sbmdy)

Wimsey 06:00 THU (b00sbqhr)

Wimsey 13:00 THU (b00sbqhr)

Wimsey 20:00 THU (b00sbqhr)

Wimsey 01:00 FRI (b00sbqhr)

Wimsey 06:00 FRI (b00sbvcv)

Wimsey 13:00 FRI (b00sbvcv)

Wimsey 20:00 FRI (b00sbvcv)

Winifred Holtby - The Celebrity Who Failed 10:45 SUN (b01bn5wr)

Winifred Holtby - The Celebrity Who Failed 21:45 SUN (b01bn5wr)

Winifred Holtby - The Celebrity Who Failed 01:45 MON (b01bn5wr)

Winston 09:00 WED (b00pr7lg)

Winston 02:00 THU (b00pr7lg)

Yes Minister 08:30 FRI (b007jltg)

Yes Minister 12:30 FRI (b007jltg)

Yes Minister 19:30 FRI (b007jltg)