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SATURDAY 01 FEBRUARY 2014

SAT 00:00 Mind's Eye (b007jyvk)
Lodgers

Maeve Hamilton runs a busy bed and breakfast in Dublin, but only she seems to be able to see the guests. Psychotherapists Lorcan and Aoife investigate...

Five tales of the paranormal written by Gemma McMullan and Gerry Casey.

CAST:

Lorcan Molloy …. Dermot Crowley
Aoife Molloy …. Cathy Belton
Fergus Rainer …. Mark Lambert
Brian Walsh …. Richard Orr
Maeve Hamilton …. Stella McCusker
Daniel Hamilton …. Miche Doherty
Gillian Power …. Aine McCartney

Director: Eoin O'Callaghan

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by BBC Northern Ireland and first broadcast in 2006.


SAT 00:30 Ben Moor - Undone (b007jxhj)
Series 1

Unravelled

Things go from strange to stranger for Edna, Tankerton and both the Carlos...

Conclusion of series one of Ben Moor's comic sci-fi saga.

Edna ...... Sarah Solemani
Tankerton ...... Ben Moor
Carlo ...... Duncan Wisbey
Grant ...... Tim Key

Producer: Colin Anderson

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


SAT 01:00 Jim Eldridge - Down Payment on Death (b007jtl9)
5. The Moment of Truth

Retired hitman, Art Gordo, finally comes face-to-face with his mysterious nemesis.

Dinsdale Landen stars in the gripping conclusion of Jim Eldridge's thriller adapted from his own novel.

Art Gordo …. Dinsdale Landon
Louise Lenehan …. Frances Jeater
Paul Le Clerk …. Donald Gee
Sally Le Clerk …. Joanna Wake
Leon Young …. Basil Henson
Forbes …. Douglas Blackwell
Parsons …. Terrence Hardiman
Hotel Porter …. Frank Coda
Charles Allweather …. Glyn Owen

Producer: John Fawcett-Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in May 1976.


SAT 01:30 Dick Francis (b007m9f7)
Proof

1. Tragedy

The champagne is flowing at a party thrown by racehorse trainer Jack Haythorne, when tragedy strikes.

But is it just an accident..?

Nigel Havers stars as Tony Beach.

Dick Francis's thriller dramatised in eight parts by Ernest Dudley.

Tony Beach …. Nigel Havers
Jack …. Alan Dudley
Gerard …. George Parsons
Flora …. Jennifer Piercey
Col. Fulham …. Tim Reynolds
Mrs Fulham …. Pauline Letts
Jimmy …. Andrew Branch
Sgt. Ridger …. Stephen Hattersley
Chief Sup. Wilson …. Manning Wilson
and Stuart Organ

Director: Matthew Walters

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1987.


SAT 02:00 Millport (b0076287)
Series 2

Growth

Bunty's nowhere to be found when an EU official arrives to inspect her vegetables.

Meanwhile the rest of Millport is bitten by the fitness bug, but the lack of any sports facilities poses a few logistical problems...

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/Inspector ...... Lewis McLeod
Ena/Bunty ...... Gabriel Quigley
Bob/Minister ...... Robert Patterson
Dougie ...... Matt Costello

Music arranged by Olly Fox.

Producer: Lucy Bacon

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2001.


SAT 02:30 The Change (b0076cs6)
Series 2

Episode 2

Carol can't enjoy spending time alone away from George, as her family seem to need her more than ever.

Lynda Bellingham and Chris Ellison star as troubled hormonal wife Carol who kicked out her mechanic husband George when he revealed he's a transvestite.

Sitcom by Gavin Petrie and Jan Etherington.

Carol …. Lynda Bellingham
George …. Chris Ellison
Violet …. Sylvia Syms
Maureen …. Maureen Beattie
Ken …. James Vaugnan
Sonia …. Emma Kennedy
Jerry …. Barnaby Kay
Dave …. Mark Powley
Man …. Andrew Westfield

Producer: Elizabeth Freestone.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2003.


SAT 03:00 Classic Serial (b00jh472)
Something Fresh

Episode 2

Second of a two-part dramatisation of PG Wodehouse's 1915 comic novel.

The rivalry between Ashe and Joan to secure the precious scarab is becoming intense. The obsessive Baxter is in hot pursuit and Lord Emsworth keeps a shotgun beside him in case of midnight marauders.

Ashe ...... Ioan Gruffudd
Joan ...... Helen McCrory
Baxter ...... Jared Harris
Earl of Emsworth ...... Martin Jarvis
J Preston Peters ...... Hector Elizondo
The Hon Freddie ...... Matthew Wolf
George Emerson ...... James Frain
Aline Peters ...... Andrea Bowen
Beach ...... Morgan Sheppard
Mr Judson ...... Darren Richardson
Colonel Mant ...... Kenneth Danziger
Wodehouse ...... Ian Ogilvy

Directed by Martin Jarvis.


SAT 04:00 Platform 3 (b01jqb87)
A Good Impression

Ali takes the Glasgow train to a small Highland village and brings his new fiancee Sophie to meet his family. Sophie worries that they won't like her. Ali worries whether his eccentric mother and sister can be trusted to behave. Neither worry is unfounded.

Written by Morven Crumlish and read by Siobhan Redmond. One of three stories inspired by railway stations, each by a different writer.

Morven Crumlish's stories have been published and broadcast widely, including The Big The Beautiful Nanda Gray, which appeared in WORK: the Scotsman/Orange Short Story Collection, and You See Patterns When You Close Your Eyes, featured in Shorts 4: the Macallan/Scotland on Sunday short story collection. She has has also written for the Guardian; was a finalist in the 1998 Vogue Talent Contest for young writers and in 2004 she was awarded a New Writers Bursary from the Scottish Arts Council. Her work has featured in two previous Sweet Talk productions for BBC Radio 4: Loulou and Barbie and the Seven Deadly Sins appeared in 2005 and Dilemmas of Modern Martyrs - five of her stories in 2008. Morven lives in Edinburgh.

Producer: Jeremy Osborne
A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4.


SAT 04:15 Jallebies and Tea (b007jy83)
Recently arrived in London from India, Asha is lonely left in her flat all day long, until some extraordinary visitors appear. Stars Nina Wadia.


SAT 05:00 Huddwinks (b00fsmzb)
Series 2

Tom Smollet's Schooldays

A young pupil faces up to boarding school life with a fearsome headmaster and a bullying head boy.

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 July 1988.


SAT 05:30 Chambers (b007jntq)
Series 1

The American

When star American lawyer Thurman Berkley arrives in chambers for a week, a culture clash seems inevitable.

But the stuffy John Fuller-Carp will do anything to win a case - even if it means adopting the rapping rhythms Thurman used so successfully in the OK Stimpson trial.

A run-of-the-mill GBH gets the full transatlantic treatment.

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
Thurman Berkley ...... David Harewood

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1996.


SAT 06:00 David Pownall - Dreams and Censorship (b00vfgwv)
Shakespeare fears revolution over James I's new translated Bible, including the Dream of St John. Stars Robert Stephens.


SAT 07:30 Fifty Years Around the Clock (b00js9vh)
Tony Wilson traces the story of the first rock 'n' roll song to reach number one. Featuring Sir Cliff Richard. From March 2005.


SAT 08:00 Garrison Keillor's Radio Show (b01dtchm)
Series 7

Episode 23

Back at the Town Hall, New York City, the American funny man welcomes singer Tom Rush and pianist Shai Wosner. From 2011.


SAT 09:00 4 Extra Goes Gardening (b03tws3x)
The great gardener Gertrude Jekyll once said:

"A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust."

Through her fascination with colour, cottage gardens and experimentation, it has been said she "changed the face of England more than any save the Creator and perhaps Capability Brown".

Penelope Keith explores Miss Jekyll's own 10-acre garden – the enchanting Munstead Wood in Surrey – and along the way unearths some horticultural wisdoms and delights from the BBC sound archive.

Joining Penelope to discuss Gertrude's influence and changing horticultural fashions are broadcaster and author, James Wong, author Catherine Horwood and Munstead Wood's head gardener, Annabel Watts.

Archive includes:

* Great Gardens: Gertrude Jekyll, with Chris Serle from 1984

* Gardeners' Question Time from 1947

* The BBC Home Service's Radio Allotment from 1942

* At Home With the Snails, from 2001 starring Geoffrey Palmer and Angela Thorne

* An interview with Percy Thrower from 1963 in Beyond the Back Door: That Reminds Me

* Desert Island Discs from 2000 when Sue Lawley's castaway was the gardening writer Christopher Lloyd.

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by Pier Productions and first broadcast in February 2014.


SAT 12:00 Writing the Century - Omnibus (b03szf9m)
The Dock, Nuremberg

Made for 4 Extra. January 1946. The Nuremberg Trials are in progress. Dame Laura Knight is their war artist. No-one was expecting a 'crazy idea'.


SAT 13:15 Baldi (b007k0h2)
Series 3

The Far Pavilions

Paolo finds that Irish cricket and fair play are not synonymous when he discovers foul play at an unfriendly charity match.

David Threlfall stars as the murder-solving priest, Paolo Baldi.

Written by Martin Meenan.

With Tina Kellegher as Tina Mahon, Owen Roe as Rynne, Margaret D'Arcy as Mrs Reid, Michael Maloney as Jim Sharp, Gerry O'Brien as Martin Cave, Wesley Murphy as O'Mahoney and Doreen Keogh as Mrs Dwyer.

Format by Barry Devlin. Developed and produced by BBC Northern Ireland.

Script Editor: Gemma McMullan

Recorded at RTE's studios in Dublin.

Director: Mark Lambert

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2003.


SAT 14:00 The Navy Lark (b03sg6mc)
Frying Up

Uncle Ebenezer catches more than he bargains for whilst out trawling on his very fishy scam.

Stars Leslie Phillips, Jon Pertwee and Stephen Murray.

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

The Sub-Lieutenant ...... Leslie Phillips
The Chief Petty Officer ...... Jon Pertwee
The Number One ...... Stephen Murray
Captain Povey ...... Richard Caldicot
Heather ...... Heather Chasen
Able Seaman Johnson ...... Ronnie Barker
Uncle ...... Tenniel Evans
The Curator ....... Michael Bates

Written by Lawrie Wyman.

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in November 1967.


SAT 14:30 Take It From Here (b0121lh3)
From 21/01/1954

Frank Muir and Denis Norden's classic comedy. Ron Glum considers growing a moustache. Stars Jimmy Edwards. From January 1954.


SAT 15:00 Garrison Keillor's Radio Show (b01dtchm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SAT 16:00 David Pownall - Dreams and Censorship (b00vfgwv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 Warhorses of Letters (b03s6jv7)
Series 3

Episode 3

Comedy by Robbie Hudson and Marie Phillips

Stephen Fry and Daniel Rigby star as Napoleon's horse Marengo and Wellington's horse Copenhagen in the moving epistolary tale of two horses deeply in love but sundered by history. With an introduction by Tamsin Greig.

This week artistic differences threaten to destroy our heroes' love for each-other as both attempt to find fame as writers. But is the literary horse public ready for Marengo's experimental, Proustian and incredibly long exploration of what it is to be a horse? Or is there more of a market for Copenhagen's rather racier "Fifty Shades of Hay"?

Produced by Gareth Edwards.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2014.


SAT 17:45 Political Animals (b01m5nt0)
Series 1

Sybil

Sybil, Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office 2007 to 2008, reflects on her troubled life with Gordon and Alistair.

Series of scurrilous talks given by well-known, if unreliable, Downing Street cats, who relate their trials and tribulations under four different Prime Ministers.

Starring Tracy Wiles.

Written by Tony Bagley.

Director: Marc Beeby

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2012.


SAT 18:00 Atomic Tales (b007qtm4)
Unstoppable!

A white-knuckle ride of instellar thrills as a space train hurtles towards Earth

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 August 2006.


SAT 18:30 The Man in Black (b00yhs8p)
Series 3

Connect by Lucy Moore

Helpline volunteer Rosie receives a series of strange calls from a sinister caller raking up her past...

Mark Gatiss returns as the sinister raconteur, The Man in Black, to introduce Lucy Moore's chilling tale that may make you think twice before picking up the phone.

Rosie …. Claire Harry
Mike …. Iain Batchelor
The Demon …. Eliza Caitlin Parkes
Sam …. Lloyd Thomas
Liz …. Leah Brotherhood
The Volunteer …. Deeivya Meir

More horrifying tales from The Man in Black. You might meet him at a luggage carousel in an airport, or behind the desk at an employment agency or he might approach you in the corridor of a care home. Wherever you encounter him, he's eager to pass on his stories. Stories to unsettle and horrify. Stories to haunt you.

Director: Abigail le Fleming

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


SAT 19:00 4 Extra Goes Gardening (b03tws3x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 4 Stands Up (b00jv9mw)
Series 3

Episode 4

Chris Addison introduces another triumvirate of comedy stars - Gareth Richards, Dan Antopolski and Zoe Lyons. From April 2009.


SAT 22:30 The Lee Mack Show (b00bt53m)
Suggs

Singer Suggs joins the quick-fire comic for stand-up, sketches and music. With Angela McHale and Steve Brown. From March 2005.


SAT 23:00 A Charles Paris Mystery (b00x7fb5)
A Series of Murders

The actor-sleuth is working on a detective series - but will all the deadly doings be restricted to on-screen? Stars Bill Nighy.



SUNDAY 02 FEBRUARY 2014

SUN 00:00 Atomic Tales (b007qtm4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 00:30 The Man in Black (b00yhs8p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 Garrison Keillor's Radio Show (b01dtchm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:00 Writing the Century - Omnibus (b03szf9m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 on Saturday]


SUN 03:15 Baldi (b007k0h2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:15 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 David Pownall - Dreams and Censorship (b00vfgwv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 Warhorses of Letters (b03s6jv7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:30 on Saturday]


SUN 05:45 Political Animals (b01m5nt0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:45 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 Jacqueline Susann - Valley of the Dolls (Omnibus) (b00mj3g2)
Episode 2

1945 and war is over. Set on showbiz careers in New York, Anne, Jennifer and Neely move in together

Jacqueline Susann's 1960s best seller. Three beautiful young women become best friends as they carve out careers in the entertainment industry.

Stars Madeleine Potter, Barbara Barnes, Julia Ford, Susan Jameson, Jamie Glover and Harry Myers.

Omnibus of episodes six to ten of fifteen - dramatised by Yvonne Antrobus.

Producer: Claire Grove

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2005.


SUN 07:15 Bill Connor - Cassandra's Good Food Guide (b00vcpbm)
Episode 1

"Cassandra" (Bill Connor) was a Fleet Street legend during the Daily Mirror's heyday, with his column running non-stop, not counting global hostilities, for 35 years until 1967.

He could often be cantankerous and comically opinionated in what was described as his "polished-up barrack room" style of writing. Some of Cassandra's best columns, however, were not about people or institutions he wanted to admonish, but humorous personal tales about eating and drinking.

Here, we are encouraged to come into the garden by dead of night to listen to the rubbery, rustling noise of a vegetable growing in "How I Like My Cabbage." We learn from him the horrors of being brought up on "Miss Cowie's Porridge" ("If ever a word describing a food had the sound of its meaning, it is 'Porridge' - the slup and slur and costive slirrup of the uneatable.") Then there are the "Scrap Cakes" - his brilliant invention of artillery food that married couples can safely throw at each other ("They are convenient in size, fit the hand like a grenade and do not mark the carpet.") In the description of his calming encounter with the admirable Grocer in Harrods, he is on the trail of "Fried Za Zas", while in "The Prose of Sauce" he reveals "I have been a reader of sauce-bottle labels ever since I first got to eye-level with the kitchen table."

It has been said about Cassandra that he was outwardly stubborn and prickly, but inwardly a warm and friendly cove. An argument with him ended, as a rule, with his twinkling eyes peering over the steamed-up spectacles.

That is exactly the side of the man conveyed by this collection of columns.

Read by the late Roger Lloyd Pack

Producer: Neil Cargill
A Pier Production for BBC Radio 4.


SUN 07:30 Clare in the Community (b00hklfr)
Series 5

Name Calling

Clare Barker the social worker with all the politically correct jargon but none of the practical solutions.

Society itself has improved little, so there are still plenty of challenges out there for an involved, caring social worker. Or even Clare.

This award winning comedy stars Sally Phillips as Clare Barker - a social worker and control freak who likes nothing better than interfering in other people's lives on both a professional and personal basis. Clare is in her early 30s, white, middle class and heterosexual, all of which are occasional causes of discomfort to her.

The last series saw the personal and professional lives of Clare and her team shaken around and shuffled about, but it is in the nature of hell to be unchanging, and all are present and correct for a further round of frustration, despair, disappointment, team meetings and eleven o'clock cakes.

Clare ..... Sally Phillips
Brian ..... Alex Lowe
Helen ..... Liza Tarbuck
Ray ..... Richard Lumsden
Megan/Nali ..... Nina Conti
Irene ..... Ellen Thomas
Simon ..... Andrew Wincott
Schoolgirl ..... Donnla Hughes

Written by Harry Venning and David Ramsden

Producer: Katie Tyrrell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2009.


SUN 08:00 The Burkiss Way (b00jr7fp)
Series 2

Make Short Programmes the Burkiss Way

The Eurovision Raquel Welch Gag Contest begins in the correspondence course that promises you one free laugh.

With short comedic instruction from Jo Kendall, Nigel Rees, Chris Emmett and Fred Harris

A short comedy script by Andrew Marshall and David Renwick.

Short sharp production by Simon Brett.

Cult sketch show first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1977.


SUN 08:30 The Ken Dodd Show (b03szmd5)
From 31/12/1972

The wild-haired wacky funster tackles Britain's entry into the European Union. Apparently it's all down to Ken! From December 1972.


SUN 09:00 Roald Dahl (b01479m0)
Matilda

Episode 2

The pint-size genius with awesome powers battles to save her school and teacher. Narrated by Lenny Henry. With Nichola McAuliffe.


SUN 10:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b03szn3f)
Animators

Oliver Postgate

4 Extra Debut. Creator of The Clangers and Bagpuss, animator Oliver Postgate shares his castaway choices with Kirsty Young. From July 2007.


SUN 10:45 Deborah Moggach - An Arrangement in Grey and Black (b007mwdd)
In 1871, Whistler paints a masterpiece picture of his mother. A century later, it reappears. Deborah Moggach's story, read by Susannah York. From March 1997.


SUN 11:00 The Parrot Sketch (b00xmh61)
Tony Hawks hears from some talkative parrots and the people who choose to live with them (if they can get a word in). From November 2003.


SUN 11:30 Take It From the Chorus (b007k2j9)
From Kicking Line to Ensemble

Caroline Quentin investigates life among the hoofers. Tiller Girls, the War and ringing the choreographic changes.


SUN 12:00 Jacqueline Susann - Valley of the Dolls (Omnibus) (b00mj3g2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SUN 13:15 Bill Connor - Cassandra's Good Food Guide (b00vcpbm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today]


SUN 13:30 Alan Ayckbourn - The Norman Conquests (b007jwyb)
Table Manners

A weekend of tangled relationships begins in the dining room of a country house. Stars Robin Herford and Diane Bull.


SUN 15:00 The Burkiss Way (b00jr7fp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 15:30 The Ken Dodd Show (b03szmd5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 16:00 Mel's Mix: The Best of The 4 O'Clock Show (b03szprm)
From cuddling sharks and the war work of pigeons in World War 2, to a walk along the High Line in New York, it's the best of this week's 4 O'Clock Show.


SUN 17:00 Roald Dahl (b01479m0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SUN 18:00 Doctor Who (b018jpxn)
The Pyramids of Mars

Episode 4

The Time Lord and Sarah must resort to a low-tech solution to scupper the plans of the mighty Sutekh. Fourth Doctor adventure read by Tom Baker.


SUN 18:30 Voices From the Grave (b007jwnf)
Middlewitch

Midsummer. A remote village in North Wales has been living under a curse since 1823. Will the arrival of a new Methodist Minister offer them salvation?

Lucy Catherine's horror stars Elizabeth Morgan as Modren, Christian Patterson as Bryhs, Jenny Livesy as Jenny, Sion Pritchard as Drew and Myfanwy Waring as Rhiannon.

Voices From The Grave is a series of four chilling and intimate dramas, inspired by existing ghost stories from around Britain. The writers make these stories more than simply scary - they are studies of humanity, love, rage and despair, of passion, longing and pain.
Lucy is an experienced writer for radio, TV and theatre.

Producer: Gemma Jenkins

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in 2007.


SUN 19:00 The Parrot Sketch (b00xmh61)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 19:30 Take It From the Chorus (b007k2j9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:30 today]


SUN 20:00 The Burkiss Way (b00jr7fp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 20:30 The Ken Dodd Show (b03szmd5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b03szn3f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


SUN 21:45 Deborah Moggach - An Arrangement in Grey and Black (b007mwdd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today]


SUN 22:00 Clare in the Community (b00hklfr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 22:30 1966 and All That (b01075px)
The 1940s

The French Resistance struggle to victory under General de Girl.

Hitler gets stuck in a bunker with his Gerbil.

And John Humphrys interviews Winston Churchill.

Craig Brown's satirical history of Britain reaches the 1940s.

With:

Joss Ackland
Eleanor Bron
Rory Bremner
Ewan Bailey
Margaret Cabourn-Smith
John Humphrys

Producer: Victoria Lloyd

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2006.


SUN 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b03v0lvz)
The best in contemporary comedy. Tonight, Arthur Smith does some talking with Tiffany Stevenson and Katherine Ryan.


SUN 23:00 Vent (b01dw7cx)
Series 3

Loneliness Is a Crowded Head

Ben's life is full of well-meaning people trying to do everything for him. Everything, that is, except leave him alone.

He begins to wonder if Robinson Crusoe might have been on to a good thing.

Starring Neil Pearson.

Nigel Smith's dark sitcom about a man in a coma, travelling through the distinctly odd landscape of his own unconscious mind.

Ben ...... Neil Pearson
Mary ...... Fiona Allen
Mum ...... Josie Lawrence
Blitz ...... Leslie Ash
Nurse ...... Jo Martin
Derek ...... Stephen Frost
Marley ...... Spencer Brown
Bea ...... Scarlett Milburn-Smith
Castaway ...... John Kay-Steel
Waiter ...... Bruce Alexander

Director: Nigel Smith.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2009.


SUN 23:30 Jon Ronson On (b0076pzj)
Series 1

The Comfort of Strangers

Jon Ronson collects a series of extraordinary stories to illuminate the human condition.

Jon talks to Abdullah Redpath, who found and then lost the love of his life in a remarkable 12-hour period. Comedian Danny Robins tries to make new friends in Amsterdam and Miranda Sawyer interviews Mark Pilkington, who hitch-hiked and found himself in the company of helpful strangers who turned out to be criminals.



MONDAY 03 FEBRUARY 2014

MON 00:00 Doctor Who (b018jpxn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 00:30 Voices From the Grave (b007jwnf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b03szn3f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


MON 01:45 Deborah Moggach - An Arrangement in Grey and Black (b007mwdd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]


MON 02:00 The Parrot Sketch (b00xmh61)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:30 Take It From the Chorus (b007k2j9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:30 on Sunday]


MON 03:00 The Burkiss Way (b00jr7fp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Sunday]


MON 03:30 Alan Ayckbourn - The Norman Conquests (b007jwyb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:30 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Roald Dahl (b01479m0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 Miss Marple (b007jnj3)
A Murder Is Announced

Episode 1

The villagers of Chipping Cleghorn, including Miss Jane Marple, are agog with curiosity over an ad in the local gazette which reads: 'A murder is announced and will take place on Friday October 29th at Little Paddocks at 6.30pm'.

As the time approaches, the crowds gather at Little Paddocks and then the lights go out. Surely it must be a hoax...?

Agatha Christie's whodunit starring June Whitfield as the deceptively mild sleuth, Miss Jane Marple.

From the book first published in 1950 and dramatised in five parts by Michael Bakewell.

Miss Marple ...... June Whitfield
Inspector Craddock ...... Ian Lavender
Sir Henry Clithering ...... Graham Crowden
Letty Blacklock ...... Sarah Lawson
Dora Bunner ...... Judy Cornwell
Patrick Simmons ...... Jamie Glover
Miss Hinchliffe ...... Elizabeth Bell
Colonel Easterbrook ...... Jack Hedley
Laura Easterbrook ...... Joanna McCallum
Rev Julian Harmon ...... Ioan Meredith
Bunch Harmon ...... Molly Gaisford
Mitzi ...... Jenny Funnell
Miss Murgatroyd ...... Alice Arnold

Director: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1999.


MON 06:30 Dick Francis (b007mb1q)
Proof

2. Aftermath

In the tragedy's aftermath, Tony Beach goes wine and whisky tasting in the cause of criminal investigation.

Nigel Havers stars as Tony Beach.

Dick Francis's thriller dramatised by Ernest Dudley

Tony Beach …. Nigel Havers
Gerard …. George Parsons
Mrs Palissey …. Sheila Grant
Sgt. Ridger …. Stephen Hattersley
Flora …. Jennifer Piercey
Zarac …. Richard Durden
Paul Young …. Stuart Organ
Tavel …. Brian Hewlett
Chief Sup. Wilson …. Manning Wilson

Director: Matthew Walters

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1987.


MON 07:00 PG Wodehouse (b00c075v)
What Ho! Jeeves: Joy in the Morning

Jeeves Sails into Action

Furious Uncle Percy gets trapped and Bertie Wooster tries to avoid getting arrested!

Conclusion of the PG Wodehouse romp adapted in seven-parts by Chris Miller.

Starring Michael Hordern as Jeeves, Richard Briers as Bertie Wooster, Jonathan Cecil as Boko Fittleworth, Peter Woodthorpe as Percy, Lord Worplesden, Rosalind Adams as Nobby Hopwood and Michael Kilgarriff as Stilton Cheesewright.

Producer: Simon Brett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1978.


MON 07:30 The Unbelievable Truth (b03s6pjn)
Series 12

Episode 5

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. Marcus Brigstocke, Holly Walsh, John Finnemore and Rufus Hound are the panellists obliged to talk with deliberate inaccuracy on subjects as varied as board games, salt, guinea pigs and actors.

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 (b007jpdl)
Series 4

Episode 11

Kenneth Horne escapes Stalag Limpwrist, Rambling Syd Rumpo sings of a maiden's nodes and a visit to Bona Abbey with 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. Marty departed after series 3.

Scripted by Barry Took, Brian Cooke and Johnnie Mortimer.

Music by the Max Harris Group.

Producer: John Simmonds

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 2 in May 1968.


MON 08:30 The Navy Lark (b03t0cq8)
Have Been Painting Pink Spots

Pertwee's wheeling and dealing leaves HMS Troutbridge in the firing line.

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
Landlord ...... Richard Caldicot
Rene ...... Heather Chasen
Able Seaman Johnson ...... Ronnie Barker
The Admiral ...... Tenniel Evans
The Flag Lieutenant ....... Michael Bates

Written by Lawrie Wyman.

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in November 1967.


MON 09:00 Bleak Expectations (b00ctlhp)
Series 2

A Happy Life, Cruelly Re-kippered

The further remarkable adventures of Pip Bin, inventor of the bin, as he struggles against the cruel plotting of his evil guardian Mr Gently Benevolent, recently returned from the dead.

Mark Evans's epic comedy in the style of Charles Dickens after far too much gin.

Volume Two, Chapter the First: A Happy Life, Cruelly Re-kippered

You're invited to bask in the kindness of St Lovely's school, with its classes of double Definitely-Not-Latin and its School Cakery. But what is that sinister presence lurking with a very large number of horses? Could it be that Mister Benevolent has plans to steal the school?

Sir Philip...........................Richard Johnson
Mr Benevolent.......................Anthony Head
Sternbeater...................Geoffrey Whitehead
Young Pip..................................Tom Allen
Harry Biscuit......................James Bachman
Lily.....................................Sarah Hadland
Mr Parsimonious...............Laurence Howarth
Pippa........................................Susy Kane
Sundry boys..............................Mark Evans

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2008.


MON 09:30 When the Dog Dies (b00s7f9r)
Series 1

Spying Is Believing

Grandad Sandy has started snooping on his daughter-in-law Victoria, hiding in a car boot and climbing a tree. With Ronnie Corbett and Liza Tarbuck. From May 2010.


MON 10:00 Wilkie Collins - The Woman in White (b007jlgx)
Episode 1

Walter Hartright meets a strange woman dressed in white as he returns home across Hampstead Heath late one night. He's about to travel north to take up a post as drawing master to two young ladies. Little does he realise how this chance encounter and his new position are inextricably linked.

Wilkie Collins's Victorian thriller dramatised in four episodes by Martyn Wade.

Walter Hartright............................................Toby Stephens
Marian Halcombe.........................................Juliet Aubrey
Laura Fairlie.....................................................Emily Bruni
Sir Percival Glyde.......................................... Jeremy Clyde
Anne Catherick...............................................Alice Hart
Mr Gilmore......................................................Sean Baker
Pesca...................................................................Ioan Meredith
Frederick Fairlie..............................................Edward Petherbridge
Mr Dempster...................................................Jonathan Keeble
Jacob...................................................................Oliver Cookson

Music: Elizabeth Parker

Director: Cherry Cookson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.


MON 11:00 Platform 3 (b01jwfpd)
Union Station

A young man visits his cousin Neil and his wife Lou before setting off to continue his tour of the American Mid-West. He remembers Union Station as 'one of the oldest and most significant stations in the country, on the historic, transcontinental railroad, the first to span the continent from coast to coast.' But when he gets as far as the bus-station, the locals find it hard to give him directions...

Written by Gerard Woodward, and read by Patrick Kennedy.

Gerard Woodward was born in London in 1961. After studying painting and anthropology, he published three prize-winning collections of poetry before turning to novel-writing. His first novel, August, was shortlisted for the 2001 Whitbread First Novel Award, his second, I'll Go To Bed At Noon, for the 2004 Man Booker Prize. Since then he has published another collection of poetry, We Were Pedestrians (shortlisted for the 2005 T.S Eliot Prize) and become Lecturer in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University. His collection of short stories, Caravan Thieves, was published in March 2008. A Birthday Cockatrice appeared in an earlier Sweet Talk series for BBC Radio 4 - The Foods of Love and Hate (2008). Nourishment, his new novel, will be published in September 2010. Gerard lives in Somerset.

Producer: Jeremy Osborne
A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4.


MON 11:15 Loose Ends (b03sr0x4)
Harry Benson, James Bolam, Lesley Manville, Lou Stein, Aoife O'Donovan, Hot Feet

Clive talks to multi award-winning theatre, film and television actor Lesley Manville, who stars in the Almeida Theatre's acclaimed production of Ibsen's 'Ghosts'.

Photographer Harry Benson talks to Clive about his exhibition 'Harry Benson: 50 Years Behind the Lens', which documents the history of our age and celebrates the man who produced some of the most memorable images in the canon.

Arthur Smith talks to Likely Lad James Bolam about delighting a younger audience as Grandpa in CBeebies programme 'Grandpa in My Pocket'.

Clive talks to theatre director and writer Lou Stein, who has adapted, re-envisioned and directed his old friend Dr Hunter S Thompson's 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream'.

With music from Hot Feet, who perform 'Sedation' from their forthcoming EP and from Aoife O'Donovan, who performs 'Red & White & Gold & Blue' from her album Fossils.

Produced by Sukey Firth.


MON 12:00 Round the Horne (b007jpdl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 The Navy Lark (b03t0cq8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 Miss Marple (b007jnj3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 Dick Francis (b007mb1q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 Jacqueline Susann - Valley of the Dolls (b00mjktk)
Episode 11

1956: Neely's Hollywood career has collapsed. Back in New York she and Anne go to see Neely's old rival Helen Lawson in a new show.

Jacqueline Susann's 1960s best seller. Three beautiful young women are best friends carving out careers in the entertainment industry.

Stars Madeleine Potter, Barbara Barnes, Kerry Shale, Sally Dexter and Coleen Prendergast.

Dramatised in fifteen parts by Yvonne Antrobus.

Producer: Claire Grove

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2005.


MON 14:15 A Short History of Ireland (b007k3yb)
Conn Bacach O'Neill Visits London; Religious Strife and Plantation

The country's rich and turbulent story continues. With Richard Dormer, James Greene and Frances Tomelty.


MON 14:30 Khaled Hosseini - The Kite Runner (b007yncq)
Episode 1

Amir spends his childhood in Kabul, playing in the garden with Hassan, the son of the Hazara servant. Together they climb the hill to the pomegranate tree and read stories in its shade, or go fly kites in the streets. But this is 1970s Afghanistan before the Russian tanks rolled in and before the day of the kite fighting tournament, the day that changed Amir's life forever.

Kulvinder Ghir reads Khaled Hosseini's 2003 international bestseller which transferred to the cinema in 2007.


MON 14:45 Book of the Week (b00jlzzd)
William Fiennes - The Music Room

Episode 1

Dan Stevens reads William Fiennes' memoir of his magical childhood in a moated castle in which he grew up with his severely epileptic older brother.

The five-year-old William is preoccupied with fishing for pike in the castle's moat. Richard's seizures become increasingly worse, and a severe form of epilepsy is diagnosed.


MON 15:00 Wilkie Collins - The Woman in White (b007jlgx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b03t0hhs)
Love feeling like an under-achiever? Mel hears from a man who can speak over 30 languages. Show off. Plus part one in a new story, Jeremy Brown on Mars by Simon Cheshire.


MON 17:00 At Home With Hinge and Bracket (b008p559)
3. June Whitfield

Dame Hilda Bracket and her lifelong companion, Dr Evadne Hinge, invite you to eavesdrop on some informal music and conversation.

Joining them in the music room is legendary comedy actress June Whitfield.

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

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1990.


MON 17:30 PG Wodehouse (b00c075v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 18:00 Hordes of the Things (b0089b37)
1. The Prophecy is Cast

The kingdom of Albion is in peril, and the law of darkness encroaches...

Andrew Marshall and John Lloyd's epic four-part Tolkien parody.

Starring Paul Eddington, Paul Magee and Simon Callow.

King Yulfric the Wise …. Paul Eddington
The Chronicler …. Patrick Magee
Crown Prince Veganin …. Simon Callow
Agar …. Christian Rodska
Radox the Green …. Frank Middlemass
Maliadoc …. Hugh Thomas
King Yulfric's First Assistant Advisor …. David Ross
Caradorn …. Gordon Gostelow
Dyandetes …. Miriam Margolyes
Another Harpy …. Eve Karpf

Producer: Geoffrey Perkins

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1980.


MON 18:30 Simon Bovey - The Voice of God (b007jwkl)
Fields of Thunder

Earthquakes rock Australia. Seismologist Sam stumbles into a top secret world - and uncovers a nightmare.

Simon Bovey's sci-fi thriller stars Geoffrey Beevors as Carl Walker, David Thorpe as Nick Bowman, Beth Chalmers as Belinda Preedy, Clare Corbett as Sam Rideout and Matthew Dyktinski as Joshua Patamerri.

Australia gets thirty to forty earth tremors a year. Yet they've had that many in the past two months alone. Seismologist, Sam Rideout and her outback guide Joshua Patamerri track them to an epicentre inside the old British nuclear test site, Maralinga.

Joshua is half Aboriginal and this is a sacred place to his people. But it's now a top secret facility researching the use of infrasound as a weapon, and the source of the tremors - which Carl Walker, head of the project, wants to eliminate involving a mysterious death...

Producer: Mark Beeby

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in 2006.


MON 19:00 Round the Horne (b007jpdl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 The Navy Lark (b03t0cq8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 Miss Marple (b007jnj3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 Dick Francis (b007mb1q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 Platform 3 (b01jwfpd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:15 Loose Ends (b03sr0x4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


MON 22:00 The Unbelievable Truth (b03s6pjn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 Bleak Expectations (b00ctlhp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 23:00 The Now Show (b03sb3xd)
Series 42

Episode 4

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis are joined by Andy Zaltzman and special guest Glenn Tilbrook for a comic romp through the week's news. With Mitch Benn, Jon Holmes and Laura Shavin.

Written by the cast, with additional material from Jane Lamacraft and Sarah Morgan. Produced by Colin Anderson.


MON 23:30 Genius (b00b9nzd)
Series 1

John Fortune

A fake brake pedal for nervous passengers to using laughing gas for riots?

Dave Gorman asks John Fortune 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.



TUESDAY 04 FEBRUARY 2014

TUE 00:00 Hordes of the Things (b0089b37)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 Simon Bovey - The Voice of God (b007jwkl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 Miss Marple (b007jnj3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 Dick Francis (b007mb1q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 Bleak Expectations (b00ctlhp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 When the Dog Dies (b00s7f9r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 Wilkie Collins - The Woman in White (b007jlgx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 Platform 3 (b01jwfpd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:15 Loose Ends (b03sr0x4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 At Home With Hinge and Bracket (b008p559)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 PG Wodehouse (b00c075v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 Miss Marple (b007jnjp)
A Murder Is Announced

Episode 2

The invitation to a murder was not a game. Who wants Letty Blacklock dead? What did Mitzi overhear in the summerhouse?

Agatha Christie's whodunit starring June Whitfield as the deceptively mild sleuth, Miss Jane Marple.

Dramatised by Michael Bakewell.

Miss Marple ...... June Whitfield
Inspector Craddock ...... Ian Lavender
Letty Blacklock ...... Sarah Lawson
Dora Bunner ...... Judy Cornwell
Mitzi ...... Jenny Funnell
Julia Simmons ...... Angela Sims
Phillipa Haymes ...... Sarah Rice

Director: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1999.


TUE 06:30 Dick Francis (b007mcnx)
Proof

3. The Boss

The fraud plot thickens, as Tony Beach meets the boss of whisky hauliers Charter Carriers. Stars Nigel Havers.

Nigel Havers stars as Tony Beach.

Dick Francis's thriller dramatised by Ernest Dudley

Tony Beach …. Nigel Havers
Gerard …. George Parsons
Flora …. Jennifer Piercey
Sgt. Ridger …. Stephen Hattersley
P.C. Horton …. James Goode
Charter …. Chas Bryer

Director: Matthew Walters

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1987.


TUE 07:00 Babblewick Hall (b01mxtj6)
Series 1

Episode 1

When idealistic Fenton Babblewick inherits his uncle's Yorkshire estate, it’s the perfect opportunity to realise his utopian dreams.

But for his manservant, August Snipe, the move to Babblewick Hall is a nightmare - the house is cold, full of farm animals and worst of all "it’s in the north" - a lifetime away from the comforts of London.

Starring Nicholas Le Prevost as Fenton Babblewick and Forbes Masson as Augustus Snipe.

The first series of Scott Cherry’s six-part sitcom set in the 18th-century.

Fenton Babblewick ...... Nick Le Prevost
Augustus Snipe ...... Forbes Masson
Barney ...... David Antrobus
Jack ...... Sam Kelly
Molly ...... Gillian Bevan
Bob Scotcher ...... Philip Jackson

Music by Paul Mottram.

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1995.


TUE 07:30 Chain Reaction (b03s71cz)
Series 9

Graham Linehan talks to Adam Buxton

The final episode in this series sees Father Ted and IT crowd writer Graham Linehan talking to comedian, actor and one half of Adam and Joe, Adam Buxton.

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 (b007jn76)
Series 6

Tales of Old Dartmoor

Prison governor Neddie Seagoon relocates all of his inmates to the south of France.

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 February 1956.


TUE 08:30 The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show (b01j9t01)
Series 1

Episode 1

Starting their new series, much loved-comedy Eric and Ernie try to work out when they were last on the radio. But in surprise news, their bachelor flat-share is looking under threat.

Special singing guests: Peters and Lee.
Written by Eddie Braben
With Anne Hamilton, Michael Segal and Arthur Tolcher.
Music by Dennis Wilson & His Orchestra.
Producer: John Browell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in February 1975.


TUE 09:00 The Now Show (b03sb3xd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:30 Spread a Little Happiness (b00lbky7)
Series 1

Episode 6

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

Hope is in great demand. If only all these people wanted to buy a sandwich, apart from the one that does.

Hope ...... Suranne Jones
Jodie ...... Susan Cookson
Dave ...... Neil Dudgeon
Gavin ...... Ralph Brown
Eve ...... Joanne Froggatt
Carrie ...... Elizabeth Godber
Ray ...... Shuan Prendergast

Directed by Chris Wallis.


TUE 10:00 Wilkie Collins - The Woman in White (b007jlhn)
Episode 2

Walter has left Limmeridge House as Laura prepares to marry Sir Percival. Laura's half-sister Marian knows of Laura's feelings for Walter, has great doubts about the marriage, yet is powerless to stop it...

Wilkie Collins's Victorian thriller dramatised by Martyn Wade.

Stars Toby Stephens as Walter Hartright, Juliet Aubrey as Marian Halcombe, Emily Bruni as Laura Fairlie, Jeremy Clyde as Sir Percival Glyde, Alice Hart as Anne Catherick, Sean Baker as Mr Gilmore, Ioan Meredith as Pesca, Edward Petherbridge as Frederick Fairlie, Jonathan Keeble as Messenger, Philip Voss as Count Fosco and Geraldine Fitzgerald as Madame Fosco.

Music: Elizabeth Parker

Director: Cherry Cookson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.


TUE 11:00 Lost and Found (b00kdvmb)
The Undertaker's Tale

Series of three short stories by major writers which have only recently come to light.

By Mark Twain.

Newly published in the book 'Who Is Mark Twain?' and The Strand Magazine, Twain's tale about the funeral industry had lain undiscovered for 130 years. Twain tackles the same problems that we are challenged with today and pokes fun at the same type of characters that inhabit our present-day world.

This world broadcast premiere is read by Hector Elizondo.

A Jarvis and Ayres production for BBC Radio 4.


TUE 11:15 Drama (b00jcgxc)
Sarah Naomi Lee - Dewey Eyed

by Sarah Naomi Lee

Philippa is a librarian from a long line of librarians. When her father dies and her mother loses her wits, Philippa tries the only language Vera understands, that of the Dewey cataloguing system, to guide her back to sanity.

Philippa ..... Olivia Colman
Vera ..... Sheila Reid
Sheila ..... Caroline Guthrie
Alistair ..... Paul Rider

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.


TUE 12:00 The Goon Show (b007jn76)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show (b01j9t01)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 Miss Marple (b007jnjp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 Dick Francis (b007mcnx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 Jacqueline Susann - Valley of the Dolls (b00mjnwj)
Episode 12

Just as Jennifer finds love and happiness, tragedy strikes. Stars Madeleine Potter, Kerry Shale and Nathan Osgood.


TUE 14:15 A Short History of Ireland (b007k3z8)
Shane the Proud; The Fall of Shane O'Neill

The country's rich and turbulent story continues. With Richard Dormer, James Greene and Frances Tomelty.


TUE 14:30 Khaled Hosseini - The Kite Runner (b007yp7q)
Episode 2

A coup in Kabul ends the monarchy in Afghanistan. Khaled Hosseini's story of a childhood friendship, read by Kulvinder Ghir.


TUE 14:45 Book of the Week (b00jtxx7)
William Fiennes - The Music Room

Episode 2

Dan Stevens reads William Fiennes' memoir of his magical childhood in a moated castle in which he grew up with his severely epileptic older brother.

Eight-year-old William makes a playground of the castle's attic spaces and is intrigued by a secret door. Richard experiences dark mood swings, but also finds a new pleasure when he takes up pipe smoking.


TUE 15:00 Wilkie Collins - The Woman in White (b007jlhn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b03t3j00)
Safety goggles on: Mel finds out how lasers work, plus a trip to South America.


TUE 17:00 Flying the Flag (b00f6p4z)
Series 4

End of Term

Ambassador Mackenzie packs his diplomatic bags, and faces a bleak future back in Britain with no servants - and no knighthood.

Before he heads for the Cotswolds, he faces one final crisis in the People's Democracy. But what are the skills of diplomacy for, if not to salvage some personal profit from another's disaster?

The final episode 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 and Stephen Greif as US Ambassador Spiro Weinberg.

Producer: Neil Cargill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1992.


TUE 17:30 Babblewick Hall (b01mxtj6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 18:00 Hordes of the Things (b007jqts)
2. The Forces Gather

Radox the Green battles to gather an army against the encroaching Evil One.

But as his mum gives him an ear-bashing - is Agar really a hero?

Andrew Marshall and John Lloyd's epic Tolkien parody.

Starring Paul Eddington, Paul Magee and Simon Callow.

King Yulfric the Wise …. Paul Eddington
The Chronicler …. Patrick Magee
Crown Prince Veganin …. Simon Callow
Agar …. Christian Rodska
Radox the Green …. Frank Middlemass
Maliadoc …. Hugh Thomas
King Yulfric's First Assistant Advisor …. David Ross
Mother of Agar …. Miriam Margolyes
Queen Elfreda …. Maggie Steed
The High Bishop of Zylbor …. Aubrey Woods
Golin Longshanks …. Jonathan Lynn

Producer: Geoffrey Perkins

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1980.


TUE 18:30 Simon Bovey - The Voice of God (b007jwks)
Silent Roar

The Colonel persuades Sam and Joshua to help him in his deadly infrasound project. Stars Clare Corbett and Matthew Dyktynski. From February 2006.


TUE 19:00 The Goon Show (b007jn76)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show (b01j9t01)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 Miss Marple (b007jnjp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 Dick Francis (b007mcnx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 Lost and Found (b00kdvmb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 21:15 Drama (b00jcgxc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


TUE 22:00 Chain Reaction (b03s71cz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 The Castle (b00gm5zx)
Series 2

Is This a Turnip That I See Before Me?

Hie ye to "The Castle", a rollicking sitcom set way back then, starring James Fleet ("The Vicar Of Dibley", "Four Weddings & A Funeral") and Neil Dudgeon ("Life Of Riley")

As the old showbiz saying goes, never work with children, animals or a high-speed turnip and a mead spittoon

Cast:
Sir John Woodstock ..... James Fleet
Sir William De Warenne ..... Neil Dudgeon
Lady Anne Woodstock ..... Montserrat Lombard
Cardinal Duncan ...... Jonathan Kydd
Lady Charlotte ..... Ingrid Oliver
Master Henry Woodstock ..... Steven Kynman
Merlin ..... Lewis Macleod

Written by Kim Fuller with additional material by Paul Alexander
Music by Guy Jackson

Produced and directed by David Tyler
A Pozzitive production for BBC Radio 4.


TUE 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b03v0lw3)
The best in contemporary comedy. Tonight, Diane Morgan is joined by Joe Wilkinson.


TUE 23:00 The Museum of Everything (b007k1qj)
Series 1

The History of the Future

Badgerland goes international and experience the History of the Future.

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 April 2004.


TUE 23:30 Dave Podmore (b007qx6y)
Dave Podmore's Cricket Fix

Episode 3

Dave Podmore refuses to stand idly by as English cricket stares down both barrels of a bottomless doldrum.

On a chaotic overseas tour, his private life takes a turn for the worse.

Christopher Douglas stars as Pod.

Written by Christopher Douglas, Nick Newman and Andrew Nickolds.

Dave ...... Chris Douglas
Andy ...... Andrew Nickolds

With Nicola Sanderson and Chris Pavlo.

Producer: Richard Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2001.



WEDNESDAY 05 FEBRUARY 2014

WED 00:00 Hordes of the Things (b007jqts)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 Simon Bovey - The Voice of God (b007jwks)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 Miss Marple (b007jnjp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 Dick Francis (b007mcnx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 The Now Show (b03sb3xd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


WED 02:30 Spread a Little Happiness (b00lbky7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 Wilkie Collins - The Woman in White (b007jlhn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 Lost and Found (b00kdvmb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:15 Drama (b00jcgxc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 Flying the Flag (b00f6p4z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 Babblewick Hall (b01mxtj6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 Miss Marple (b007jnk6)
A Murder Is Announced

Episode 3

There is little doubt that the intended murder victim was Miss Blacklock. Will a second attempt be made on her life?

Agatha Christie's whodunit starring June Whitfield as the deceptively mild sleuth, Miss Jane Marple.

Dramatised by Michael Bakewell.

Miss Marple ...... June Whitfield
Inspector Craddock ...... Ian Lavender
Letty Blacklock ...... Sarah Lawson
Dora Bunner ...... Judy Cornwell
Bunch Harmon ...... Molly Gaisford
Patrick Simmons ...... Jamie Glover
Mitzi ...... Jenny Funnell
Julia Simmons ...... Angela Sims
Phillipa Haymes ...... Sarah Rice
Mrs Goedler ...... Tessa Worsley

Director: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1999


WED 06:30 Dick Francis (b007mdwv)
Proof

4. The Discovery

Dodgy drink, a missing racehorse and a body at a restaurant. Wine merchant Tony Beach is in the thick of it...

Nigel Havers stars as Tony Beach.

Dick Francis's thriller dramatised by Ernest Dudley.

Tony Beach …. Nigel Havers
Sgt. Ridger …. Stephen Hattersley
Mrs Palissey …. Sheila Grant
Gerard …. George Parsons
Chief Sup. Wilson …. Manning Wilson
Flora …. Jennifer Piercey
Orkney …. Edward de Souza
Isabella …. Avril Clark
Commentator …. Michael Kilgarriff
P.C. Horton …. James Goode

Director: Matthew Walters

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1987.


WED 07:00 The Leopard in Autumn (b00s3bcz)
Series 2

Salvatore's Apotheosis

Plethora decides it's time for son and heir Salvatore to be ordained as a priest - by nonagenarian Father Ignazio.

Second series of the comedy drama set in Renaissance Italy devised by Neal Anthony.

Written by Roger Danes.

Stars David Swift as Ludovico, Sian Phillips as Plethora, Graham Crowden as Francesco, Saskia Wickham as Rosalie, Nicholas Grace as Lord Luton and Kim Wall as Father Ignazio.

Producer: Dawn Ellis

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2002.


WED 07:30 Mark Steel's in Town (b03s76dh)
Series 5

Southall

Mark Steel returns to Radio 4 for a fifth series of the award winning show that travels around the country, researching the history, heritage and culture of six towns that have nothing in common but their uniqueness, and does a bespoke evening of comedy in each one.

As every high street slowly morphs into a replica of the next, Mark Steel's in Town celebrates the parochial, the local and the unusual. From Corby's rivalry with Kettering to the word you can't say in Portland, the show has taken in the idiosyncrasies of towns up and down the country, from Kirkwall to Penzance, from Holyhead to Bungay.

This edition comes from Southall in Middlesex, which is also known as "little India" due to the large Asian community there. Mark tried the local food - Jalebi, Paan, Pakora - that can seem alien to someone who grew up in 1960s Kent. The twin landmarks of Heathrow Airport and the Sikh temple dominate the area, with the latter proving more popular as Mark also discusses football, astrology and bank openings. From January 2014.

Written and performed by ... Mark Steel
Additional material by ... Pete Sinclair
Production co-ordinator ... Trudi Stevens
Producer ... Ed Morrish.


WED 08:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jnqr)
Series 5

The Americans Hit Town

Visiting servicemen get Griselda excited and Sid all keen to rent out the lad's rooms.

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 March 1958.


WED 08:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00h38dy)
Series 8

Episode 11

Serving up teapot hysteria and the pun-tastic '20,000 Leaks Under the Sea'.

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

Sketches written by Graeme Garden, Peter Kemp and Bill Oddie.

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

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

Producer: David Hatch/Peter Titheradge

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 2 in April 1970.


WED 09:00 The Stanley Baxter Playhouse (b00jf3hl)
Series 3

Fife Circle

Series of three comic plays starring Stanley Baxter.

Two elderly brothers meet at Waverley station and set out on a journey of discovery involving lost mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters, and learn just whom they really belong to.

By Michael Chaplin.

Sir Hugh Dundas/Alex Kelly ...... Stanley Baxter

Directed by Marilyn Imrie

A Catherine Bailey production for BBC Radio 4.


WED 09:30 All the Way from Memphis (b00mb1r1)
Series 2

Episode 3

James Walton tests and tickles the knowledge of industry pundits and people passionate about pop music.

Team captains Tracey MacLeod and Andrew Collins are joined by Danny Kelly and Clare Grogan to be put through their musical paces.

Reader: Beth Chalmers

Written and researched by James Walton

Producer: Dawn Ellis

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2006.


WED 10:00 Wilkie Collins - The Woman in White (b007jlj1)
Episode 3

Laura has finally come face to face with the woman in white who so resembles her. She had hoped to discover more about Sir Percival's secret, but their meeting was interrupted. Marian begins to fear for her sister's safety and is determined to learn what Sir Percival and Count Fosco are secretly planning.

Wilkie Collins's Victorian thriller dramatised by Martyn Wade.

Stars Toby Stephens as Walter Hartright, Juliet Aubrey as Marian Halcombe, Emily Bruni as Laura Fairlie, Jeremy Clyde as Sir Percival Glyde, Alice Hart as Anne Catherick, Sean Baker as Mr Gilmore, Jonathan Keeble as Mr Dawson, Carolyn Pickles as Mrs Michelson, Philip Voss as Count Fosco, Edward Petherbridge as Frederick Fairlie, Geraldine Fitzgerald as Madame Fosco and Richenda Carey as Mrs Rubelle.

Music: Elizabeth Parker

Director: Cherry Cookson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.


WED 11:00 Lost and Found (b00kdvm4)
Blackberry Day

Malachi Whitaker was the pen name of Marjorie Olive Whitaker. She wrote a number of short stories in the twenties and thirties and was regarded as one of the finest authors of that time.

Whitaker chronicled the lives of ordinary folk in the north of England, with sensitivity and humanity. She died in 1975. Her forgotten story, 'Blackberry Day' is a moving account of a woman in the Yorkshire Dales finding it hard to come terms with her husband's retirement from the mill.

Reader: Rosalind Ayres

Producer/Director: Martin Jarvis
A Jarvis & Ayres Production for BBC Radio 4.


WED 11:15 Drama (b00jdms7)
Ed Harris - Aromatherapy

By Ed Harris. Robert returns from holiday in Thailand in crippling pain from an illness with a very unusual cure.

Robert ...... Martin Freeman
Oliver ...... Nigel Anthony
Doctor Magisterne ...... Pip Torrens
Lily ...... Clare Corbett
Sophie ...... Polly Lister

Directed by Chris Wallis.


WED 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jnqr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00h38dy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 Miss Marple (b007jnk6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 Dick Francis (b007mdwv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 Jacqueline Susann - Valley of the Dolls (b00mjs2l)
Episode 13

After the tragedy, Neely gets agitated and Anne gets a visit from an old flame. Stars Madeleine Potter and Susan Jameson.


WED 14:15 A Short History of Ireland (b007k404)
A Failed Plantation and a Bloody Feast in Belfast; An English Queen, a Scottish Lady and a Dark Daughter

The country's rich and turbulent story continues. With Richard Dormer, James Greene and Frances Tomelty.


WED 14:30 Khaled Hosseini - The Kite Runner (b007yrw5)
Episode 3

After the Kabul kite flying tournament, Amir witnesses a disturbing event. Khaled Hosseini's novel read by Kulvinder Ghir.


WED 14:45 Book of the Week (b00jtxx1)
William Fiennes - The Music Room

Episode 3

Dan Stevens reads William Fiennes' memoir of his magical childhood in a moated castle in which he grew up with his severely epileptic older brother.

Richard is captivated by a heron, but is also gripped by a furious black mood. Nine-year-old William and his friends play with antique swords and cannonballs.


WED 15:00 Wilkie Collins - The Woman in White (b007jlj1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b03t3l7x)
Mel Giedroyc explores the landscape and geology of the Red Planet with space expert Kevin Fong, and hears the stories of the 999 call handler.


WED 17:00 A Whole New Ball Game (b00fwqbl)
Series 2

Scouting for Boys

West Bromwich offer Robert a trial, but Father Benedict doesn't want to lose him. Stars Brenda Blethyn. From October 1994.


WED 17:30 The Leopard in Autumn (b00s3bcz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 18:00 Hordes of the Things (b007jqwz)
Episode 3

A startling discovery is made by one defender of Albion.

Andrew Marshall and John Lloyd's four-part epic Tolkien parody.

CAST:

King Yulfric the Wise …. Paul Eddington
The Chronicler …. Patrick Magee
Crown Prince Veganin …. Simon Callow
Agar …. Christian Rodskar
Radox the Green …. Frank Middlemass
Maliadoc …. Hugh Thomas
King Yulfric's First Assistant Advisor …. David Ross
Mother of Agar …. Miriam Margolyes
Queen Elfreda …. Maggie Steed
The High Bishop of Zylbor …. Aubrey Woods
Golin Longshanks …. Jonathan Lynn

Producer: Geoffrey Perkins

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1980.


WED 18:30 Simon Bovey - The Voice of God (b007jwkz)
Dreamtime Is Over

What is being built out in a remote Australian desert? And what havoc will it wreak? Stars Clare Corbett and Matthew Dyktynski. From February 2006.


WED 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jnqr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00h38dy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 Miss Marple (b007jnk6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 Dick Francis (b007mdwv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 Lost and Found (b00kdvm4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 21:15 Drama (b00jdms7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


WED 22:00 Mark Steel's in Town (b03s76dh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 Armando Iannucci's Charm Offensive (b007yyqd)
Series 3

Episode 6

The ringmaster throws the news up into the air and plays catch with Jack Dee, Rich Hall and Phill Jupitus. From September 2007.


WED 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b03v0lw5)
The best in contemporary comedy. Tonight, Diane Morgan and Joe Wilkinson speak at each other.


WED 23:00 Old Harry's Game (b007jmbz)
Series 3

The Reasonably Fantastic Journey

Satan and the Professor find a huge empty space in Hell - when they enter Scumspawn's brain.

Andy Hamilton’s devilishly funny sitcom set in Hell.

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

Other characters played by Felicity Montagu, Philip Pope, Nick Revel and Michael Fenton Stevens.

Producer Paul Mayhew-Archer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1999


WED 23:30 Absolute Power (b007wr7h)
Series 2

Episode 6

Charles Prentiss is challenged by a PR rival to wheeze the unwheezable. Stars Stephen Fry and John Bird. From March 2001.



THURSDAY 06 FEBRUARY 2014

THU 00:00 Hordes of the Things (b007jqwz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 Simon Bovey - The Voice of God (b007jwkz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 Miss Marple (b007jnk6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 Dick Francis (b007mdwv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 The Stanley Baxter Playhouse (b00jf3hl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 All the Way from Memphis (b00mb1r1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 Wilkie Collins - The Woman in White (b007jlj1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 Lost and Found (b00kdvm4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:15 Drama (b00jdms7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 A Whole New Ball Game (b00fwqbl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 The Leopard in Autumn (b00s3bcz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 Miss Marple (b007jnkp)
A Murder Is Announced

Episode 4

Everyone realises that the poison was meant for Miss Blacklock, not Dora Bunner. Suspicion falls on the members of the group.

Agatha Christie's whodunit starring June Whitfield as the deceptively mild sleuth, Miss Jane Marple.

Dramatised by Michael Bakewell.

Miss Marple ...... June Whitfield
Inspector Craddock ...... Ian Lavender
Letty Blacklock ...... Sarah Lawson
Bunch Harmon ...... Molly Gaisford
Patrick Simmons ...... Jamie Glover
Mitzi ...... Jenny Funnell
Julia Simmons ...... Angela Sims
Phillipa Haymes ...... Sarah Rice
Miss Murgatroyd ...... Alice Arnold
Miss Hinchliffe ...... Elizabeth Bell

Director: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1999


THU 06:30 Dick Francis (b007mx06)
Proof

5. The Diary

Mystery for Tony and Flora - is her son back from Australia? And can a diary unlock the mystery?

Nigel Havers stars as Tony Beach.

Dick Francis's thriller dramatised by Ernest Dudley.

Tony Beach …. Nigel Havers
Commentator …. Michael Kilgarriff
Flora …. Jennifer Piercey
Orkney …. Edward de Souza
Isabella …. Avril Clark
Gerard …. George Parsons
Chief Sup. Wilson …. Manning Wilson

Producer: Matthew Walters

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1987.


THU 07:00 The Alan Davies Show (b0085k82)
Episode 2

Struggling actor Alan minds his girlfriend's talented stunt-dog.

The trouble is, it eats everything in sight...

Alan Davies stars in his own six-part sitcom.

Written by Ben Silburn, Tony Roche and Alan Davies.

Alan ...... Alan Davies
Murray ...... Alan Francis
Kate ...... Ronni Ancona

With Debra Stephenson and Dave Lamb.

Producer: Jane Berthoud

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1998.


THU 07:30 John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme (b015mvsj)
Series 1

Episode 4

John Finnemore, writer and star of Cabin Pressure, regular guest on The Now Show and popper-up in things like Miranda and That Mitchell and Webb Look returns with half an hour of his own sketches, each funnier than the last. Although, hang on, that system means starting the whole series with the least funny sketch. Might need to rethink that. OK, it's a new show filled with sketches written and performed by John Finnemore, but now no longer arranged in strict order of funniness. Also, he's cut the sketch that would have gone first.

This week's show features some musical interludes from the zoo, and a sketch that only a fool wouldn't find funny.

John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme is written by and stars John Finnemore. It also features Carrie Quinlan (The News Quiz, The Late Edition), Lawry Lewin (The Life & Times of Vivienne Vyle, Horrible Histories) and Simon Kane (Six Impossible Things).

Producer: Ed Morrish.


THU 08:00 Dad's Army (b007jpkw)
Series 3

A Man of Action

When a landmine sparks martial law, a reporter catches Captain Mainwaring in charge.

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

Captain Mainwaring …. Arthur Lowe
Sergeant Wilson …. John Le Mesurier
Corporal Jones …. Clive Dunn
Private Frazer …. John Laurie
Private Pike …. Ian Lavender
Private Godfrey …. Arnold Ridley
Warden Hodges …. Bill Pertwee
Private Walker ...... Larry Martyn
Town Clerk ...... Julian Orchard
Mr Norris ...... Jonathan Cecil
Inspector Baker ...... Fraser Kerr

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1976.


THU 08:30 Take It From Here (b0125jp9)
From 28/01/1954

Frank Muir and Denis Norden's classic comedy. Pa Glum probes Ron and Eth's wedding gift. Stars Jimmy Edwards. From January 1954.


THU 09:00 Four Joneses and a Jenkins (b007jqnd)
June - An Ill Wind

As a storm descends on the village, the talk is all electric.

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

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

Recorded on location.

Music composed by John Whitehall.

Producer: Jonathan James Moore.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2000.


THU 09:30 Life, Death and Sex with Mike and Sue (b007jpzv)
Series 1

Teenagers

Radio's sofa-bound daytime presenter duo look at dealing with teenagers and rising crime.

Bill Dare's sitcom starring Robert Duncan as Mike and Julia Hills as Sue.

With Debbie Isitt, Roger Blake, Mark Kilmurry and Dan Strauss.

Music by Mark Burton.

Producer: Pete Sinclair

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1996.


THU 10:00 Wilkie Collins - The Woman in White (b007jljf)
Episode 4

Laura Fairlee and Walter Hartright have been reunited, but their happiness is marred by the fact that both their lives are in danger.

Wilkie Collins's Victorian thriller dramatised by Martyn Wade.

Stars Toby Stephens as Walter Hartright, Juliet Aubrey as Marian Halcombe, Emily Bruni as Laura Fairlie, Jeremy Clyde as Sir Percival Glyde, Alice Hart as Anne Catherick, Sean Baker as Mr Gilmore, Carolyn Pickles as Mrs Catherick, Philip Voss as Count Fosco, Edward Petherbridge as Frederick Fairlie, Geraldine Fitzgerald as Madame Fosco, Richenda Carey as Mrs Clements and Ioan Meredith as Pesca.

Music: Elizabeth Parker

Director: Cherry Cookson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.


THU 11:00 Lost and Found (b00kdv3x)
Providence and the Butler

This cannily observant early P.G. Wodehouse story was lost for 99 years, now recently discovered. It has some classic "Plum" ingredients: an eccentric Earl, an irresponsible young man, a chorus girl, and of course a butler, not Jeeves (Wodehouse hadn't created him yet!) but the ancient 'Keeling', who has more worldly wisdom than anybody.

Reader: Martin Jarvis

Director: Rosalind Ayres
A Jarvis & Ayres Production for BBC Radio 4.


THU 11:15 Drama (b00k8lg5)
Simon Bovey - Sargasso

By Simon Bovey

Elver season on the river Severn - a time of mystery and danger. The wrong time and place for a young man to be searching for his place in the world.

Kevin ..... Robert Lonsdale
Sabrina ..... Emily Wachter
Bruce ..... Ian Gelder
Tan ..... Stuart McLoughlin
Debbie ..... Lizzy Watts
Gilpin ..... Stephen Hogan
Buyer / Policeman ... Benjamin Askew
Phil ..... Matt Addis

Directed by Marc Beeby.


THU 12:00 Dad's Army (b007jpkw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 Take It From Here (b0125jp9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 Miss Marple (b007jnkp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 Dick Francis (b007mx06)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 Jacqueline Susann - Valley of the Dolls (b00mk688)
Episode 14

Lyon is back and Anne still has feelings for him, despite being engaged to Kevin. Stars Madeleine Potter and Barbara Barnes.


THU 14:15 A Short History of Ireland (b007k412)
Holy War in Munster; The Plantation of Munster

The country's rich and turbulent story continues. With Richard Dormer, James Greene and Frances Tomelty.


THU 14:30 Khaled Hosseini - The Kite Runner (b007ysn2)
Episode 4

After his success in the Kabul kite tournament, Amir is consumed with guilt. Khaled Hosseini's novel is read by Kulvinder Ghir.


THU 14:45 Book of the Week (b00jtxx3)
William Fiennes - The Music Room

Episode 4

Dan Stevens reads William Fiennes' memoir of his magical childhood in a moated castle in which he grew up with his severely epileptic older brother.

Richard's behaviour becomes increasingly problematic, but his interest in Hilaire Belloc's Cautionary Tales gives him and his family an unexpected moment of pleasure.


THU 15:00 Wilkie Collins - The Woman in White (b007jljf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b03t3nv0)
Mel Giedroyc hears about some of the amazing things lasers can do, and finds out what happens when you release a balloon in space.


THU 17:00 Capital Gains (b00shdzt)
Series 2

Seed Capital

Billionaire philanthropist Julius Hutch has never voted, but when his wife leaves home and a compulsory purchase order arrives, he takes action.

Peter Jones stars as Julius Hutch.

Written by Collin Johnson.

Julius Hutch ...... Peter Jones
Pauline Tone ...... Celestine Randall
Kate ...... Justine Midda
Sexton Lewis ...... Jeffrey Wickham
Sir Gainford Blounty ...... Stephen Thorne
Dahlia Sprout ...... Jillie Meers

Other parts played by Collin Johnson, David Holt and Brian Perkins.

Producers: Andy Jordan and David Blount

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1997 .


THU 17:30 The Alan Davies Show (b0085k82)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 18:00 Hordes of the Things (b007jqyx)
Episode 4

Can the assembled forces of Radox the Green win the battle?

The conclusion of Andrew Marshall and John Lloyd's epic Tolkien parody.

King Yulfric the Wise …. Paul Eddington
The Chronicler …. Patrick Magee
Crown Prince Veganin …. Simon Callow
Agar …. Christian Rodska
Radox the Green …. Frank Middlemass
Queen Elfreda …. Maggie Steed
The Evil Flesh-Eating Lord of Craarn …. Aubrey Woods
Baddedas the Blue …. Ballard Berkeley
Hob-Lob, The Monstrous Spider …. Bob Grant
Xanspur, the Skylord …. Michael Cule
Golin Longshanks …. Jonathan Lynn

Producer: Geoffrey Perkins

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1980.


THU 18:30 Simon Bovey - The Voice of God (b007jwl8)
Blowback

Nick battles to find the person responsible for his lover Belinda's death. Stars Clare Corbett and Matthew Dyktynski. From February 2006.


THU 19:00 Dad's Army (b007jpkw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 Take It From Here (b0125jp9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 Miss Marple (b007jnkp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 Dick Francis (b007mx06)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 Lost and Found (b00kdv3x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


THU 21:15 Drama (b00k8lg5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


THU 22:00 John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme (b015mvsj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 Hamish and Dougal: You'll Have Had Your Tea (b007706g)
Series 3

Look Who's Stalking

The laird appoints Hamish and Dougal as ghillies to a party of chums up for a week of stalking in the Highlands.

Unfortunately he's unable to take part himself...

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 September 2006.


THU 22:45 The Consultants (b007k2vv)
Series 1

Episode 1

A lifestyle presentation conference - and sketch show, with Neil Edmond, Justin Edwards and James Rawlings. From February 2003.


THU 23:00 Inside Alan Francis (b00j17xy)
Episode 4

Comedy series in which comedian Alan Francis explores the workings of his own mind in relation to his life, friends and long-suffering girlfriend Jane.

Alan leaves home.

With Julian Dutton, Barnaby Power, Kali Peacock. Written by Alan Francis, Richard Turner and Anthony Neilson with additional material by Julian Dutton and Barnaby Power.

Producer: Julia McKenzie

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2009.


THU 23:30 The Problem With Adam Bloom (b01b1z4r)
Series 3

Honesty

The comedian ponders whether telling the truth is always the best option. With Hattie Hayridge. From November 2005.



FRIDAY 07 FEBRUARY 2014

FRI 00:00 Hordes of the Things (b007jqyx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 Simon Bovey - The Voice of God (b007jwl8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 Miss Marple (b007jnkp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 Dick Francis (b007mx06)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 Four Joneses and a Jenkins (b007jqnd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 Life, Death and Sex with Mike and Sue (b007jpzv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 Wilkie Collins - The Woman in White (b007jljf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 Lost and Found (b00kdv3x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:15 Drama (b00k8lg5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 Capital Gains (b00shdzt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 The Alan Davies Show (b0085k82)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 Miss Marple (b007jnl4)
A Murder Is Announced

Episode 5

A further murder has been committed, but just as Miss Marple is piecing her thoughts together - she disappears...

Conclusion of Agatha Christie's whodunit starring June Whitfield as the deceptively mild sleuth, Miss Jane Marple.

Dramatised by Michael Bakewell.

Miss Marple ...... June Whitfield
Inspector Craddock ...... Ian Lavender
Letty Blacklock ...... Sarah Lawson
Colonel Easterbrook ...... Jack Hedley
Laura Easterbrook ...... Joanna McCallum
Bunch Harmon ...... Molly Gaisford
Patrick Simmons ...... Jamie Glover
Mitzi ...... Jenny Funnell
Julia Simmons ...... Angela Sims
Phillipa Haymes ...... Sarah Rice

Director: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1999


FRI 06:30 Dick Francis (b007n1gf)
Proof

6. Visitors

Wine merchant Tony Beach has to deal with some unwanted visitors to his store.

Nigel Havers stars as Tony Beach.

Dick Francis's thriller dramatised by Ernest Dudley.

Tony Beach …. Nigel Havers
Flora …. Jennifer Piercey
Gerard …. George Parsons
Paul Young …. Stuart Organ
Charter Jun/P.C. …. Kim Wall
Sgt. Ridger …. Stephen Hattersley
Mrs Palissey …. Sheila Grant

Producer: Matthew Walters

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1987.


FRI 07:00 Smelling of Roses (b007k0v3)
Series 2

Romance Is Dead

Rosie's event management company arranges activities for the partners of conference. delegates for a major finance company.

Meanwhile Kate thinks this is her ticket back to a high-flying job....

Prunella Scales stars in the second of four series of Simon Brett's sitcom following the trials and tribulations of Rosie Burns and her event-management company based in Brighton.

With Arabella Weir as Kate, Rebecca Callard as Jo, Duncan Preston as Bob, Annette Badland as Tess, Debbie Norman as Sheila Wilkinson and Alan Cowan as Philip Wilkinson.

Producer: Maria Esposito

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2001.


FRI 07:30 Warhorses of Letters (b03srddp)
Series 3

Episode 4

The last in the series of the epistolary equine love story starring Stephen Fry as Napoleon's horse Marengo and Daniel Rigby as the Duke of Wellington's mount Copenhagen, with an introduction by Tamsin Greig.

Old age has come to our horses, and Marengo is sick. Copenhagen is determined that he and his true love will be truly together just once before Marengo quits this earthly life for a new paddock in the sky.

In perhaps the most moving exchange of letters ever sent by one horse to another the final act of this tragic love story unfolds.

Written by Robbie Hudson and Marie Phillips
Produced by Gareth Edwards.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2014.


FRI 07:45 Political Animals (b03ktz1b)
Series 2

Barney and George

Barney reveals how President George W Bush broke his heart by being unfaithful with a man called Tony.

Another unreliable dog's eye view of the trials and tribulations of living in the White House.

Written by Tony Bagley.

Director: Marc Beeby.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2013.


FRI 08:00 Steptoe and Son (b007k01b)
Series 3

Robbery With Violence

Terrified Albert lies to son Harold after accidentally breaking his treasured porcelain collection.

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
Inspector ...... Dudley Foster

With Garrard Green, Edward Kelsey and Trevor Martin.

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

Producer: Bobby Jaye

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in May 1971.


FRI 08:30 Yes Minister (b007k14t)
Series 2

The Whisky Priest

Facing a moral dilemma over the sale of British-made weapons, Jim Hacker tries to shun Sir Humphrey's advice.

Starring Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne and Derek Fowlds.

Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn's satirical sitcom centred around the 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 …. Derek Fowlds
Major Saunders …. Anton Rodgers
Annie …. Diana Hoddinott
The Chief Whip …. Edward Jewesbury

Adapted for radio by producer Pete Atkin.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1984.


FRI 09:00 Millport (b00762cq)
Series 2

The Verdict

The islanders unite to try and save The Cumbrae Bar from closure.

Will Irene stay and fight with them or will she take the last ferry of the day to the mainland to the new life she's always dreamed of?

Bittersweet comedy written by and starring Lynn Ferguson as 30-something island barmaid Irene Bruce.

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

Music arranged by Olly Fox.

Producer: Lucy Bacon

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2001.


FRI 09:30 The Change (b0076cwf)
Series 2

Episode 3

George's desire to move back in with Carol is not reciprocated.

Lynda Bellingham and Chris Ellison star as troubled hormonal wife Carol who kicked out her mechanic husband George when he revealed he's a transvestite.

Sitcom by Gavin Petrie and Jan Etherington.

Carol …. Lynda Bellingham
George …. Chris Ellison
Violet …. Sylvia Syms
Maureen …. Maureen Beattie
Ken …. James Vaugnan
Sonia …. Emma Kennedy
Jerry …. Barnaby Kay
Dave …. Mark Powley
Di …. Di Aitcheson

Producer: Elizabeth Freestone.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2003.


FRI 10:00 Jill Paton Walsh - A Piece of Justice (b010vyt7)
When Fran gets the chance to take over the biography of the great mathematician Gideon Summerfield, she rapidly discovers there's a mystery over a few days he went missing in August 1978.

Her friend Imogen is the first to realise she may be in danger...

Dramatised by Neville Teller from the novel by Jill Paton Walsh.

Imogen Quy ..... Barbara Flynn
Janet Somerfield ..... Rosemary Leach
Francis Bullion ..... Tracy Wiles
Josh ..... Robert Harper
Dr Mistral ..... James Greene
Lady Buckmote ..... Marlene Sidaway
Sir William Buckmote ..... Geoffrey Whitehead
Professor Maverack ..... Colin Starkey
Meredith Bagadeuce ..... Peter Howell(
Pamela Zephyr ..... Di Botcher
David Swann ..... Iwan Thomas

Director: Janet Whitaker

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1998.


FRI 11:00 Pavilion Pieces (b00m175f)
The Prince's Favourite

Written by Emma Barnes. Not long after the death of George IV, a group of visitors are given a tour of the Brighton Pavilion by a servant of the Royal Household. Mr Hodges takes no particular interest in the group until the oldest of the party, a dowdy spinster, drops some remarks which suggest she is less respectable than she seems. Her sister, she reveals, had a connection with the Prince Regent. As the Prince was a notorious womaniser, Mr Hodges immediately scents the whiff of scandal.

As they proceed through the marvels of the Pavilion, the old lady seems to be searching for something, beyond the many artefacts on display. Mr Hodges is so curious that he allows her access to the private Royal Apartments, in the hope of discovering more about her and her mysterious sister. The revelation, when it comes, takes Mr Hodges completely by surprise.

Read by Claire Skinner

Producer/Director: Celia de Wolff
A Pier Production for BBC Radio 4.


FRI 11:15 Paul Mendelson - Fireworks at the Villa Lucia (b0140v3v)
When Pete - a struggling TV writer - and his wife Julie find themselves staying in the same Italian villa as cult movie director David Joe Jakes, he tries to sell his dog-eared screenplay as the true story of how he met his wife.

The fireworks begin when he pressgangs his wife into pretending to be a fiery, psychotic, Venezuelan ex-soap star - while he masquerades as her psychoanalyst.

Paul Mendelson's comedy drama stars Philip Whitchurch as Pete, Samantha Bond as Julie/Julia, Kerry Shale as David, Megg Nicol as Cassie, Flamina Cinque as Lucia/Mrs Booth and Dan Starkey as Elio/Eric.

Director: David Ian Neville

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2009.


FRI 12:00 Steptoe and Son (b007k01b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 Yes Minister (b007k14t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 Miss Marple (b007jnl4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 Dick Francis (b007n1gf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 Jacqueline Susann - Valley of the Dolls (b00mlxk3)
Episode 15

Betrayed by Neely, and with Lyon becoming more distant, Anne turns to the dolls. Stars Madeleine Potter and Barbara Barnes.


FRI 14:15 A Short History of Ireland (b007k41y)
The Wreck of the Armada; The Last Voyage of the Girona

The country's rich and turbulent story continues. With Richard Dormer, James Greene and Frances Tomelty.


FRI 14:30 Khaled Hosseini - The Kite Runner (b007yv7c)
Episode 5

With Russian tanks in Afghanistan, Amir and his father escape Kabul to America. Kulvinder Ghir reads Khaled Hosseini's novel.


FRI 14:45 Book of the Week (b00jtxx5)
William Fiennes - The Music Room

Episode 5

Dan Stevens reads William Fiennes's memoir of his magical childhood in a moated castle in which he grew up with his severely epileptic older brother.

William, now 17, prepares to leave home. Richard enjoys holidays with his parents and his days find a more even keel, but sadness looms.


FRI 15:00 Jill Paton Walsh - A Piece of Justice (b010vyt7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b03t4d18)
It's a firm family favourite, but what is the story behind Monopoly? Mel finds out. Plus, Arthur Smith takes to the streets of London to embark on a life-size game of his own.


FRI 17:00 Huddwinks (b00fsmzd)
Series 2

The Fall of the House of Slaithwaite

A northern black pudding maker must deal with the consequences of some unexpected ingredients

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 July 1988.


FRI 17:30 Smelling of Roses (b007k0v3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 18:00 Arthur C Clarke Stories (b007jvt0)
Before Eden

Scientists stationed on Venus battle to find signs of life, but what about the impact of their quest? Read by Tim Pigott-Smith.


FRI 18:30 Simon Bovey - The Voice of God (b007jwlh)
Can You Hear That

Can You Hear That: The colonel plans to fire the sonic weapon and risk a global catastrophe. Stars Clare Corbett and Matthew Dyktynski. From February 2006.


FRI 19:00 Steptoe and Son (b007k01b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 Yes Minister (b007k14t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 Miss Marple (b007jnl4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 Dick Francis (b007n1gf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Pavilion Pieces (b00m175f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 21:15 Paul Mendelson - Fireworks at the Villa Lucia (b0140v3v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


FRI 22:00 Warhorses of Letters (b03srddp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:15 Political Animals (b03ktz1b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:45 today]


FRI 22:30 Arthur Smith's Balham Bash (b00lk09w)
Series 1

Episode 2

Arthur Smith invites an audience into his home in Balham, south London, for music and comedy.

With Benjamin Zephaniah, Stephen K Amos and Matt Holness

Pippa Evans - as singer-songwriter Loretta Maine - lends a hand.

Producer: Alison Vernon-Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2009.


FRI 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b03w0kv3)
The best in contemporary comedy. Tonight, Arthur Smith is joined by Irish gangsta rappers The Rubberbandits.


FRI 23:00 On the Hour (b008s3k9)
Series 1

Episode 3

Campaigning to tighten the letter of the law, and war is declared.

The show that's in the thick of the action with a microphone – plus all the sport from Alan Partridge.

Savagely satirical award-winning comedy starring Chris Morris.

With Steve Coogan, David Schneider, Rebecca Front, Patrick Marber and Doon Mackichan.

Written by Chris Morris, Richard Herring, Steven Wells, Andrew Glover, David Quantick and Stewart Lee.

Editor: Armando lannucci

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1991.


FRI 23:25 The Comedy Club Interviews (b03w0kv5)
The best in contemporary comedy. Tonight, Arthur Smith is joined by Irish gangsta rappers The Rubberbandits.


FRI 23:30 Goodness Gracious Me (b007jwnv)
Series 2

Episode 1

The Kapoors try social climbing at the golf club - and TV's 'Masterchef' with a twist.

Starring:

Sanjeev Bhaskar
Kulvinder Ghir
Nitin Sawhney
Meera Syal
Nina Wadia

Gold Winner of the Sony Radio Academy Awards. The sketch comedy show originally ran on BBC Radio 4 from 1996 to 1998, later transferring to TV on BBC Two from 1998 to 2001.

Scripted by Richard Pinto, Sharat Sardana, Meera Syal, Sanjeev Bhaskar and Sanjeev Kohli.

Script Editor: Sharat Sardana

Producer: Anil Gupta

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1997.




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

1966 and All That 22:30 SUN (b01075px)

4 Extra Goes Gardening 09:00 SAT (b03tws3x)

4 Extra Goes Gardening 19:00 SAT (b03tws3x)

4 Stands Up 22:00 SAT (b00jv9mw)

A Charles Paris Mystery 23:00 SAT (b00x7fb5)

A Short History of Ireland 14:15 MON (b007k3yb)

A Short History of Ireland 14:15 TUE (b007k3z8)

A Short History of Ireland 14:15 WED (b007k404)

A Short History of Ireland 14:15 THU (b007k412)

A Short History of Ireland 14:15 FRI (b007k41y)

A Whole New Ball Game 17:00 WED (b00fwqbl)

A Whole New Ball Game 05:00 THU (b00fwqbl)

Absolute Power 23:30 WED (b007wr7h)

Alan Ayckbourn - The Norman Conquests 13:30 SUN (b007jwyb)

Alan Ayckbourn - The Norman Conquests 03:30 MON (b007jwyb)

All the Way from Memphis 09:30 WED (b00mb1r1)

All the Way from Memphis 02:30 THU (b00mb1r1)

Armando Iannucci's Charm Offensive 22:30 WED (b007yyqd)

Arthur C Clarke Stories 18:00 FRI (b007jvt0)

Arthur Smith's Balham Bash 22:30 FRI (b00lk09w)

At Home With Hinge and Bracket 17:00 MON (b008p559)

At Home With Hinge and Bracket 05:00 TUE (b008p559)

Atomic Tales 18:00 SAT (b007qtm4)

Atomic Tales 00:00 SUN (b007qtm4)

Babblewick Hall 07:00 TUE (b01mxtj6)

Babblewick Hall 17:30 TUE (b01mxtj6)

Babblewick Hall 05:30 WED (b01mxtj6)

Baldi 13:15 SAT (b007k0h2)

Baldi 03:15 SUN (b007k0h2)

Ben Moor - Undone 00:30 SAT (b007jxhj)

Bill Connor - Cassandra's Good Food Guide 07:15 SUN (b00vcpbm)

Bill Connor - Cassandra's Good Food Guide 13:15 SUN (b00vcpbm)

Bleak Expectations 09:00 MON (b00ctlhp)

Bleak Expectations 22:30 MON (b00ctlhp)

Bleak Expectations 02:00 TUE (b00ctlhp)

Book of the Week 14:45 MON (b00jlzzd)

Book of the Week 14:45 TUE (b00jtxx7)

Book of the Week 14:45 WED (b00jtxx1)

Book of the Week 14:45 THU (b00jtxx3)

Book of the Week 14:45 FRI (b00jtxx5)

Capital Gains 17:00 THU (b00shdzt)

Capital Gains 05:00 FRI (b00shdzt)

Chain Reaction 07:30 TUE (b03s71cz)

Chain Reaction 22:00 TUE (b03s71cz)

Chambers 05:30 SAT (b007jntq)

Clare in the Community 07:30 SUN (b00hklfr)

Clare in the Community 22:00 SUN (b00hklfr)

Classic Serial 03:00 SAT (b00jh472)

Dad's Army 08:00 THU (b007jpkw)

Dad's Army 12:00 THU (b007jpkw)

Dad's Army 19:00 THU (b007jpkw)

Dave Podmore 23:30 TUE (b007qx6y)

David Pownall - Dreams and Censorship 06:00 SAT (b00vfgwv)

David Pownall - Dreams and Censorship 16:00 SAT (b00vfgwv)

David Pownall - Dreams and Censorship 04:00 SUN (b00vfgwv)

Deborah Moggach - An Arrangement in Grey and Black 10:45 SUN (b007mwdd)

Deborah Moggach - An Arrangement in Grey and Black 21:45 SUN (b007mwdd)

Deborah Moggach - An Arrangement in Grey and Black 01:45 MON (b007mwdd)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:00 SUN (b03szn3f)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:00 SUN (b03szn3f)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 01:00 MON (b03szn3f)

Dick Francis 01:30 SAT (b007m9f7)

Dick Francis 06:30 MON (b007mb1q)

Dick Francis 13:30 MON (b007mb1q)

Dick Francis 20:30 MON (b007mb1q)

Dick Francis 01:30 TUE (b007mb1q)

Dick Francis 06:30 TUE (b007mcnx)

Dick Francis 13:30 TUE (b007mcnx)

Dick Francis 20:30 TUE (b007mcnx)

Dick Francis 01:30 WED (b007mcnx)

Dick Francis 06:30 WED (b007mdwv)

Dick Francis 13:30 WED (b007mdwv)

Dick Francis 20:30 WED (b007mdwv)

Dick Francis 01:30 THU (b007mdwv)

Dick Francis 06:30 THU (b007mx06)

Dick Francis 13:30 THU (b007mx06)

Dick Francis 20:30 THU (b007mx06)

Dick Francis 01:30 FRI (b007mx06)

Dick Francis 06:30 FRI (b007n1gf)

Dick Francis 13:30 FRI (b007n1gf)

Dick Francis 20:30 FRI (b007n1gf)

Doctor Who 18:00 SUN (b018jpxn)

Doctor Who 00:00 MON (b018jpxn)

Drama 11:15 TUE (b00jcgxc)

Drama 21:15 TUE (b00jcgxc)

Drama 04:15 WED (b00jcgxc)

Drama 11:15 WED (b00jdms7)

Drama 21:15 WED (b00jdms7)

Drama 04:15 THU (b00jdms7)

Drama 11:15 THU (b00k8lg5)

Drama 21:15 THU (b00k8lg5)

Drama 04:15 FRI (b00k8lg5)

Fifty Years Around the Clock 07:30 SAT (b00js9vh)

Flying the Flag 17:00 TUE (b00f6p4z)

Flying the Flag 05:00 WED (b00f6p4z)

Four Joneses and a Jenkins 09:00 THU (b007jqnd)

Four Joneses and a Jenkins 02:00 FRI (b007jqnd)

Garrison Keillor's Radio Show 08:00 SAT (b01dtchm)

Garrison Keillor's Radio Show 15:00 SAT (b01dtchm)

Garrison Keillor's Radio Show 01:00 SUN (b01dtchm)

Genius 23:30 MON (b00b9nzd)

Goodness Gracious Me 23:30 FRI (b007jwnv)

Hamish and Dougal: You'll Have Had Your Tea 22:30 THU (b007706g)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:00 WED (b007jnqr)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:00 WED (b007jnqr)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:00 WED (b007jnqr)

Hordes of the Things 18:00 MON (b0089b37)

Hordes of the Things 00:00 TUE (b0089b37)

Hordes of the Things 18:00 TUE (b007jqts)

Hordes of the Things 00:00 WED (b007jqts)

Hordes of the Things 18:00 WED (b007jqwz)

Hordes of the Things 00:00 THU (b007jqwz)

Hordes of the Things 18:00 THU (b007jqyx)

Hordes of the Things 00:00 FRI (b007jqyx)

Huddwinks 05:00 SAT (b00fsmzb)

Huddwinks 17:00 FRI (b00fsmzd)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 08:30 WED (b00h38dy)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 12:30 WED (b00h38dy)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 19:30 WED (b00h38dy)

Inside Alan Francis 23:00 THU (b00j17xy)

Jacqueline Susann - Valley of the Dolls (Omnibus) 06:00 SUN (b00mj3g2)

Jacqueline Susann - Valley of the Dolls (Omnibus) 12:00 SUN (b00mj3g2)

Jacqueline Susann - Valley of the Dolls 14:00 MON (b00mjktk)

Jacqueline Susann - Valley of the Dolls 14:00 TUE (b00mjnwj)

Jacqueline Susann - Valley of the Dolls 14:00 WED (b00mjs2l)

Jacqueline Susann - Valley of the Dolls 14:00 THU (b00mk688)

Jacqueline Susann - Valley of the Dolls 14:00 FRI (b00mlxk3)

Jallebies and Tea 04:15 SAT (b007jy83)

Jill Paton Walsh - A Piece of Justice 10:00 FRI (b010vyt7)

Jill Paton Walsh - A Piece of Justice 15:00 FRI (b010vyt7)

Jim Eldridge - Down Payment on Death 01:00 SAT (b007jtl9)

John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme 07:30 THU (b015mvsj)

John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme 22:00 THU (b015mvsj)

Jon Ronson On 23:30 SUN (b0076pzj)

Khaled Hosseini - The Kite Runner 14:30 MON (b007yncq)

Khaled Hosseini - The Kite Runner 14:30 TUE (b007yp7q)

Khaled Hosseini - The Kite Runner 14:30 WED (b007yrw5)

Khaled Hosseini - The Kite Runner 14:30 THU (b007ysn2)

Khaled Hosseini - The Kite Runner 14:30 FRI (b007yv7c)

Life, Death and Sex with Mike and Sue 09:30 THU (b007jpzv)

Life, Death and Sex with Mike and Sue 02:30 FRI (b007jpzv)

Loose Ends 11:15 MON (b03sr0x4)

Loose Ends 21:15 MON (b03sr0x4)

Loose Ends 04:15 TUE (b03sr0x4)

Lost and Found 11:00 TUE (b00kdvmb)

Lost and Found 21:00 TUE (b00kdvmb)

Lost and Found 04:00 WED (b00kdvmb)

Lost and Found 11:00 WED (b00kdvm4)

Lost and Found 21:00 WED (b00kdvm4)

Lost and Found 04:00 THU (b00kdvm4)

Lost and Found 11:00 THU (b00kdv3x)

Lost and Found 21:00 THU (b00kdv3x)

Lost and Found 04:00 FRI (b00kdv3x)

Mark Steel's in Town 07:30 WED (b03s76dh)

Mark Steel's in Town 22:00 WED (b03s76dh)

Mel's Mix: The Best of The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 SUN (b03szprm)

Millport 02:00 SAT (b0076287)

Millport 09:00 FRI (b00762cq)

Mind's Eye 00:00 SAT (b007jyvk)

Miss Marple 06:00 MON (b007jnj3)

Miss Marple 13:00 MON (b007jnj3)

Miss Marple 20:00 MON (b007jnj3)

Miss Marple 01:00 TUE (b007jnj3)

Miss Marple 06:00 TUE (b007jnjp)

Miss Marple 13:00 TUE (b007jnjp)

Miss Marple 20:00 TUE (b007jnjp)

Miss Marple 01:00 WED (b007jnjp)

Miss Marple 06:00 WED (b007jnk6)

Miss Marple 13:00 WED (b007jnk6)

Miss Marple 20:00 WED (b007jnk6)

Miss Marple 01:00 THU (b007jnk6)

Miss Marple 06:00 THU (b007jnkp)

Miss Marple 13:00 THU (b007jnkp)

Miss Marple 20:00 THU (b007jnkp)

Miss Marple 01:00 FRI (b007jnkp)

Miss Marple 06:00 FRI (b007jnl4)

Miss Marple 13:00 FRI (b007jnl4)

Miss Marple 20:00 FRI (b007jnl4)

Old Harry's Game 23:00 WED (b007jmbz)

On the Hour 23:00 FRI (b008s3k9)

PG Wodehouse 07:00 MON (b00c075v)

PG Wodehouse 17:30 MON (b00c075v)

PG Wodehouse 05:30 TUE (b00c075v)

Paul Mendelson - Fireworks at the Villa Lucia 11:15 FRI (b0140v3v)

Paul Mendelson - Fireworks at the Villa Lucia 21:15 FRI (b0140v3v)

Pavilion Pieces 11:00 FRI (b00m175f)

Pavilion Pieces 21:00 FRI (b00m175f)

Platform 3 04:00 SAT (b01jqb87)

Platform 3 11:00 MON (b01jwfpd)

Platform 3 21:00 MON (b01jwfpd)

Platform 3 04:00 TUE (b01jwfpd)

Political Animals 17:45 SAT (b01m5nt0)

Political Animals 05:45 SUN (b01m5nt0)

Political Animals 07:45 FRI (b03ktz1b)

Political Animals 22:15 FRI (b03ktz1b)

Roald Dahl 09:00 SUN (b01479m0)

Roald Dahl 17:00 SUN (b01479m0)

Roald Dahl 05:00 MON (b01479m0)

Round the Horne 08:00 MON (b007jpdl)

Round the Horne 12:00 MON (b007jpdl)

Round the Horne 19:00 MON (b007jpdl)

Simon Bovey - The Voice of God 18:30 MON (b007jwkl)

Simon Bovey - The Voice of God 00:30 TUE (b007jwkl)

Simon Bovey - The Voice of God 18:30 TUE (b007jwks)

Simon Bovey - The Voice of God 00:30 WED (b007jwks)

Simon Bovey - The Voice of God 18:30 WED (b007jwkz)

Simon Bovey - The Voice of God 00:30 THU (b007jwkz)

Simon Bovey - The Voice of God 18:30 THU (b007jwl8)

Simon Bovey - The Voice of God 00:30 FRI (b007jwl8)

Simon Bovey - The Voice of God 18:30 FRI (b007jwlh)

Smelling of Roses 07:00 FRI (b007k0v3)

Smelling of Roses 17:30 FRI (b007k0v3)

Spread a Little Happiness 09:30 TUE (b00lbky7)

Spread a Little Happiness 02:30 WED (b00lbky7)

Steptoe and Son 08:00 FRI (b007k01b)

Steptoe and Son 12:00 FRI (b007k01b)

Steptoe and Son 19:00 FRI (b007k01b)

Take It From Here 14:30 SAT (b0121lh3)

Take It From Here 08:30 THU (b0125jp9)

Take It From Here 12:30 THU (b0125jp9)

Take It From Here 19:30 THU (b0125jp9)

Take It From the Chorus 11:30 SUN (b007k2j9)

Take It From the Chorus 19:30 SUN (b007k2j9)

Take It From the Chorus 02:30 MON (b007k2j9)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 MON (b03t0hhs)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 TUE (b03t3j00)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 WED (b03t3l7x)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 THU (b03t3nv0)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 FRI (b03t4d18)

The Alan Davies Show 07:00 THU (b0085k82)

The Alan Davies Show 17:30 THU (b0085k82)

The Alan Davies Show 05:30 FRI (b0085k82)

The Burkiss Way 08:00 SUN (b00jr7fp)

The Burkiss Way 15:00 SUN (b00jr7fp)

The Burkiss Way 20:00 SUN (b00jr7fp)

The Burkiss Way 03:00 MON (b00jr7fp)

The Castle 22:30 TUE (b00gm5zx)

The Change 02:30 SAT (b0076cs6)

The Change 09:30 FRI (b0076cwf)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 SUN (b03v0lvz)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 TUE (b03v0lw3)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 WED (b03v0lw5)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 FRI (b03w0kv3)

The Comedy Club Interviews 23:25 FRI (b03w0kv5)

The Consultants 22:45 THU (b007k2vv)

The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show 08:30 TUE (b01j9t01)

The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show 12:30 TUE (b01j9t01)

The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show 19:30 TUE (b01j9t01)

The Goon Show 08:00 TUE (b007jn76)

The Goon Show 12:00 TUE (b007jn76)

The Goon Show 19:00 TUE (b007jn76)

The Ken Dodd Show 08:30 SUN (b03szmd5)

The Ken Dodd Show 15:30 SUN (b03szmd5)

The Ken Dodd Show 20:30 SUN (b03szmd5)

The Lee Mack Show 22:30 SAT (b00bt53m)

The Leopard in Autumn 07:00 WED (b00s3bcz)

The Leopard in Autumn 17:30 WED (b00s3bcz)

The Leopard in Autumn 05:30 THU (b00s3bcz)

The Man in Black 18:30 SAT (b00yhs8p)

The Man in Black 00:30 SUN (b00yhs8p)

The Museum of Everything 23:00 TUE (b007k1qj)

The Navy Lark 14:00 SAT (b03sg6mc)

The Navy Lark 08:30 MON (b03t0cq8)

The Navy Lark 12:30 MON (b03t0cq8)

The Navy Lark 19:30 MON (b03t0cq8)

The Now Show 23:00 MON (b03sb3xd)

The Now Show 09:00 TUE (b03sb3xd)

The Now Show 02:00 WED (b03sb3xd)

The Parrot Sketch 11:00 SUN (b00xmh61)

The Parrot Sketch 19:00 SUN (b00xmh61)

The Parrot Sketch 02:00 MON (b00xmh61)

The Problem With Adam Bloom 23:30 THU (b01b1z4r)

The Stanley Baxter Playhouse 09:00 WED (b00jf3hl)

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The Unbelievable Truth 07:30 MON (b03s6pjn)

The Unbelievable Truth 22:00 MON (b03s6pjn)

Vent 23:00 SUN (b01dw7cx)

Voices From the Grave 18:30 SUN (b007jwnf)

Voices From the Grave 00:30 MON (b007jwnf)

Warhorses of Letters 17:30 SAT (b03s6jv7)

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Warhorses of Letters 22:00 FRI (b03srddp)

When the Dog Dies 09:30 MON (b00s7f9r)

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Wilkie Collins - The Woman in White 10:00 MON (b007jlgx)

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Writing the Century - Omnibus 12:00 SAT (b03szf9m)

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Yes Minister 08:30 FRI (b007k14t)

Yes Minister 12:30 FRI (b007k14t)

Yes Minister 19:30 FRI (b007k14t)