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SATURDAY 08 FEBRUARY 2014

SAT 00:00 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.


SAT 00:30 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.


SAT 01:00 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


SAT 01:30 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.


SAT 02:00 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.


SAT 02:30 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.


SAT 03:00 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.


SAT 04:00 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.


SAT 04:15 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.


SAT 05:00 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.


SAT 05:30 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.


SAT 06:00 Molly Keane - Good Behaviour (b03tqzsh)
The St Charles family hit hard times in this 1920s drama set in Ireland. Short of cash and initiative, their estate is in genteel decline. An overweight daughter, philandering father and a cold mother struggle to maintain an aristocratic façade of Good Behaviour. Stars Frances Tomelty, Annette Crosbie and Ronald Pickup.

Molly Keane's novel was dramatised by Shelagh Stephenson. Produced by Eoin O'Callaghan.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1996.


SAT 07:30 A Shared Vision (b00xj0hp)
Poet John Hegley visits Zanzibar in East Africa with an old pair of his glasses in the hope that someone might be able to use them. From April 2003.


SAT 08:00 Garrison Keillor's Radio Show (b01bw4wv)
Series 7

Episode 17

From Bemidji, Minnesota, the American funny man welcomes Rhonda Vincent & the Rage, plus jazz guitarist Sam Miltich. From 2011.


SAT 09:00 Jay Rayner Gets Stuffed (b03tr1fv)
Food writer and restaurant critic, Jay Rayner's known for banging on about the awful - and sometimes lovely - things that cooks do to blameless ingredients. Here, he offers up a few of his own.

From a personal selection of deliciously fat-drenched, gut-busting grub-related radio, get your teeth into the decades of us mucking around with our food.

On Jay's mouth-watering menu:

* A generous helping of loudmouth chef Anthony Bourdain

* A rare appearance from Elizabeth David on BBC Radio 4's 'The Food Programme'

* Keith Floyd starring as a Roman chef in a late night BBC Radio 4 comedy

* Nina Myskow talking to essayist David Sedaris, children's author Judith Kerr and dancer Carlos Acosta about what they really eat.

* A dash of Miles Jupp as Damien Trench, 'In and Out of The Kitchen'

* A pinch of sarcasm with 'The Sunday Format' on Gastronimity.

* A taste of a Philadelpia deli in award-winning documentary, 'One Big Kitchen Table'

* A mouthful from a BBC Radio 2 phone-in about the chicken shop with Vanessa Feltz

* And to wash it all down: "Hog lard, of course that's what killed my grandfather...at 94" says a pork-loving chef from the American South. Get fired up for the world of competitive American barbecuing with Russell Davies in 'You Is What You Eat'.

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by Testbed Productions.


SAT 12:00 Writing the Century - Omnibus (b03tr32y)
Based on the true story of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya, who was murdered in 2006. The drama looks at five key events from 1999 leading up to her murder.


SAT 13:15 Petrella (b007jmdg)
Series 2

Heroes and Villains

Confronted with robbery and murder, the detective learns even respected police officers can be suspects. Stars Philip Jackson.


SAT 14:00 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.


SAT 14:30 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.


SAT 15:00 Garrison Keillor's Radio Show (b01bw4wv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SAT 16:00 Molly Keane - Good Behaviour (b03tqzsh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 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.


SAT 17:45 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.


SAT 18:00 Atomic Tales (b007jx7x)
Night of the Cicadas

Small and usually friendly, chirruping insects suddenly grow huge - turning nasty and developing a taste for human flesh...

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 (b00yng5w)
Series 3

The Printed Name by Nicholas Pierpan

Having your heart's desire offered to you on a plate can be a difficult temptation to resist.

Jack is a failing writer who stumbles into a devilish pact with a mysterious businessman.

Mark Gatiss stars as the sinister raconteur, The Man in Black, to introduce Nicholas Pierpan's sinister tale.

Jack …. Ewan Bailey
Rob …. Ryan Watson
Thomas …. Nicholas Boulton
Hermione …. Christine Kavanagh
The Grandfather …. Sean Baker
The TV Announcer …. Claire Harry

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: Gemma Jenkins

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


SAT 19:00 Jay Rayner Gets Stuffed (b03tr1fv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 4 Stands Up (b00jzww8)
Series 3

Episode 5

Chris Addison welcomes three more purveyors of fine comedy - John Gordillo, Francesca Martinez and Andrew Lawrence. From April 2009.


SAT 22:30 The Lee Mack Show (b00bwzv3)
Sophie Ellis-Bextor

Sophie Ellis-Bextor joins the quick-fire comic for stand-up, sketches and music. With Angela McHale. From March 2005.


SAT 23:00 Justin Moorhouse - The Big Am I (b00h34d9)
About to become a dad for a second time, Manchester's Justin Moorhouse has a nagging doubt he may not have got it right the first time round.

Mixing stand-up and sketches and aided by a great comedy cast, Justin asks himself a big question - am I a good dad?

Written and performed by Justin Moorhouse with additional material by Jim Poyser.

Also featuring John Thomson, Steve Edge and Janice Connolly.

Producer: Ben Walker

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2009.


SAT 23:30 Isy Suttie: Pearl and Dave (b0196rpc)
Isy Suttie ('Dobby' from Channel 4's 'Peep Show' & double British Comedy Award nominee.) recounts a moving love story involving a socially awkward childhood neighbour (her first pen pal) and a 'well-bred' girl from Surrey - the titular Pearl and Dave. She interweaves the narrative with her own tales of failed relationships, internet dating and eventual happiness, much of which is told through song. Adapted from her sell out Edinburgh 2011 Edinburgh show of the same name. From BBC Radio Comedy.

"I'm overjoyed to be doing my Edinburgh show on Radio 4. Having spent a month playing to audiences who'd been rained on all day, some of them dashing in late, I advise listeners to wrap up warm, eat a hearty meal and leave enough time for the journey from the sofa to the radio." Isy Suttie Nov 2011.

The Producer is John Pocock.



SUNDAY 09 FEBRUARY 2014

SUN 00:00 Atomic Tales (b007jx7x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 00:30 The Man in Black (b00yng5w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 Garrison Keillor's Radio Show (b01bw4wv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:00 Writing the Century - Omnibus (b03tr32y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 on Saturday]


SUN 03:15 Petrella (b007jmdg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:15 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 Molly Keane - Good Behaviour (b03tqzsh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 Warhorses of Letters (b03srddp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:30 on Saturday]


SUN 05:45 Political Animals (b03ktz1b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:45 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 Jacqueline Susann - Valley of the Dolls (Omnibus) (b00mp6nc)
Episode 3

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.

Conclusion of 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.

Omnibus of episodes 11 to 15 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 (b00vcptg)
Episode 2

Personal tales about eating and drinking from the cantankerous and comically opinionated Fleet Street legend "Cassandra" - Bill Connor.

Connor reveals his first food memory: Miss Cowie's uneatable porridge.

Read by the late Roger Lloyd Pack

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


SUN 07:30 Clare in the Community (b00hq0nc)
Series 5

Too Cool for School

Control freak and social worker, Clare Barker, likes nothing better than interfering in other people's lives on both a professional and personal basis - so making friends isn't easy. However, in this episode she manages it.

Clare ..... Sally Phillips
Brian ..... Alex Lowe
Helen ..... Liza Tarbuck
Ray ..... Richard Lumsden
Megan/Nali ..... Nina Conti
Irene ..... Ellen Thomas
Simon ..... Andrew Wincott
Chloe ..... Alex Tregear
Mrs Boxer ..... Anna Bengo

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 (b00jr7fr)
Series 2

Commemorate Jubilees the Burkiss Way

A comedy celebration of the Queen's 25 years on the throne.

The Burkiss Way to Dynamic Living is radio's limited edition correspondence course.

With mock-hide instruction from Jo Kendall, Nigel Rees, Chris Emmett and Fred Harris.

Embossed scrollwork script from Andrew Marshall and David Renwick.

A genuine leatherette production by Simon Brett (a gift you will treasure for always)

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


SUN 08:30 The Ken Dodd Show (b03tr5pj)
Doddy's Comic Cuts

What a wonderful day it is for proving married couples can be genuinely happy! The King of Knotty Ash has his work cut out!

Starring Ken Dodd.

With Peter Goodwright, Jo Manning Wilson, Miriam Margolyes, Talfryn Thomas, John Graham and Michael McClain.

Devised and written by Ken Dodd with Denis Berson, Terry Ravenscroft and Maurice Bird.

Doddy's Diddy Orchestra conducted by Geoff Alderson.

Producer: Bobby Jaye

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 2 in January 1974.


SUN 09:00 Ian Fleming - Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (b00zzwfj)
Ian Fleming's magical tale of a car saved from the scrapyard that takes the Pott family on a fantastic adventure. Stars Imogen Stubbs.


SUN 10:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b03tr6kd)
Animators

Nick Park

4 Extra Debut. From Bob Dylan to Neil Young, Wallace and Gromit creator Nick Park shares his castaway choices with Kirsty Young. From December 2010.


SUN 10:45 Bright Young Things (b00pfsqt)
The Garden Party

Romola Garai reads the first of two stories celebrating the extravagant, cocktail-swilling party people of the 1920s, the 'Bright Young Things'. In today's story, one of Katherine Mansfield's all-time classics, a tragic death threatens to intrude upon the lavish preparations for a rather extravagant summer party.

Born in 1888 in New Zealand, Katherine Mansfield is widely considered to be one of the finest short story writers of the early 20th century and was a major influence on the evolution of the modern short story form in Britain and Europe.

Written by Katherine Mansfield
Read by Romola Garai
Abridged by Richard Hamilton
Produced by Justine Willett.


SUN 11:00 Radio Anarchists (b00828ml)
Ned Sherrin tells the story of Coyle and Sharpe, the perpetrators of ludicrous street interviews in 1960s America. From January 2003.


SUN 11:30 Take It From the Chorus (b007k2rh)
The Chorus on Screen

Time for your close-up! Caroline Quentin investigates life among the hoofers and the impact of film and TV.


SUN 12:00 Jacqueline Susann - Valley of the Dolls (Omnibus) (b00mp6nc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SUN 13:15 Bill Connor - Cassandra's Good Food Guide (b00vcptg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today]


SUN 13:30 Alan Ayckbourn - The Norman Conquests (b007mwg7)
Living Together

A weekend of tangled relationships moves to the living room of a country house. Stars Robin Herford and Diane Bull.


SUN 15:00 The Burkiss Way (b00jr7fr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 15:30 The Ken Dodd Show (b03tr5pj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 16:00 Mel's Mix: The Best of The 4 O'Clock Show (b03tr8lk)
The pick of the week's 4 O'Clock Show, with Mel Giedroyc.


SUN 17:00 Ian Fleming - Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (b00zzwfj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SUN 18:00 Doctor Who (b018jsf5)
The Pyramids of Mars

Episode 5

When the Doctor's plan to destroy Sutekh's missile is foiled, he transports to Egypt to confront his enemy. Fourth Doctor adventure read by Tom Baker.


SUN 18:30 Voices From the Grave (b007jwn1)
The Lie

Lisa gives up everything for her lover - and wanders a disused Victorian psychiatric hospital.

Series of four chilling and intimate dramas inspired by existing ghost stories from around Britain.

Lynn Ferguson's horror stars Leslie Ash as Angela, Ian Dunn as Colin, Leslie Ash as Angela, Janet Brown as Martha/Lisa's Mother, Geoffrey Beevers as the Caretaker and Lynn Ferguson as Lisa.

Producers: Luke Fresle/Gemma Jenkins

Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in 2006.


SUN 19:00 Radio Anarchists (b00828ml)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 19:30 Take It From the Chorus (b007k2rh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:30 today]


SUN 20:00 The Burkiss Way (b00jr7fr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 20:30 The Ken Dodd Show (b03tr5pj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b03tr6kd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


SUN 21:45 Bright Young Things (b00pfsqt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today]


SUN 22:00 Clare in the Community (b00hq0nc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 22:30 1966 and All That (b010hcwh)
The 1960s

Albert Einstein discovers the Beatles, while for the first time, the nation discovers sex.

Plus a look at the era of "Flour Power"; the World Cup is won by a team of men all called Bobby; and the with-it Royal try barbecuing.

Craig Brown's satirical history of Britain reaches the 1960s.

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 (b03w0l39)
The best in contemporary comedy. Tonight there's more Celtic gangsta rapping as Arthur Smith is joined by The Rubberbandits.


SUN 23:00 Vent (b01f9xz7)
Series 3

Stirrings in the Night

Ben and Mary's love life is in jeopardy, so Blitz recruits Lord Byron to offer the couple some useful relationship advice.

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/Lord Byron ...... Spencer Brown
Bea ...... Scarlett Milburn-Smith

Director: Nigel Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2009.


SUN 23:30 Jon Ronson On (b0076q2k)
Series 1

Magical Moments

Jeremy Dyson's father changed his life with a trip to a Blackpool joke shop, and Danny Wallace takes it upon himself to perform random acts of kindness. From January 2005.



MONDAY 10 FEBRUARY 2014

MON 00:00 Doctor Who (b018jsf5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 00:30 Voices From the Grave (b007jwn1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b03tr6kd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


MON 01:45 Bright Young Things (b00pfsqt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]


MON 02:00 Radio Anarchists (b00828ml)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:30 Take It From the Chorus (b007k2rh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:30 on Sunday]


MON 03:00 The Burkiss Way (b00jr7fr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Sunday]


MON 03:30 Alan Ayckbourn - The Norman Conquests (b007mwg7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:30 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Ian Fleming - Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (b00zzwfj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 Trueman and Riley (b00j1w35)
Series 1

1. Vanished

A man mysteriously disappears en route from London to start a new secret new job in Leeds. But when detectives Trueman and Riley start to probe, they uncover a deeper mystery...

Brian B. Thompson's detective series about the ill-matched duo is set in Leeds.

CAST:

D.I. Trueman …. Robert Daws
D.S. Riley …. Duncan Preston
Janie Tully …. Amy Robbins
Nick Tully …. John Dougal
The Barmaid …. Rachel Bavidge

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

Director: Toby Swift

Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in 2007.


MON 06:30 Dick Francis (b007n9gl)
Proof

7. Man of Mystery

Kenneth Junior makes a request from hospital, and Tony learns more about the mysterious Paul Young.

Nigel Havers stars as Tony Beach.

Dick Francis's thriller dramatised by Ernest Dudley

Tony Beach …. Nigel Havers
Gerard …. George Parsons
Clerk/Delivery Man …. David Goodland
Vernon …. Tim Reynolds
Paul Young …. Stuart Organ
Quigley …. Brian Hewlett
Flora …. Jennifer Piercey

Producer: Matthew Walters

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1987.


MON 07:00 One Foot in the Grave (b007jmxg)
Alive and Buried

Grumpy Victor Meldrew arrives at work to learn that he's no longer employed and is set to be replaced by a box.

With time passing very slowly in his enforced retirement, Victor gripes about newsreaders and worries about becoming a lavatory junkie.

Richard Wilson stars as Victor and Annette Crosbie as his long-suffering wife Margaret.

Adapted for radio by David Renwick from his BBC TV script.

Victor Meldrew ...... Richard Wilson
Margaret Meldrew ...... Annette Crosbie
Mrs Warboys ...... Doreen Mantle
Nick Swainey ...... Owen Brenman

With Sally Grace and Jeffrey Holland.

Winning numerous awards, six series were made for TV plus numerous specials on BBC ONE from 1990 to 2000.

Producer: Diane Messias

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in January 1995.


MON 07:30 The Unbelievable Truth (b03srj01)
Series 12

Episode 6

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.

Henning Wehn, Graeme Garden, Jeremy Hardy and Victoria Coren Mitchell are the panellists obliged to talk with deliberate inaccuracy on subjects as varied as the British, beetles, the Clergy and novels.

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 (b00tb9j7)
Series 4

Episode 12

Kenneth Horne is making Fleet Street headlines - and pays a visit to Julian and Sandy's Bona Private Detective Agency.

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 (b0178zz9)
The Put-a-Horse-Out-to-Graze Fund

Chief Petty Officer Pertwee starts fundraising for a very special cause - his own financial black hole...

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
Rita ...... Heather Chasen
The Admiral ...... Tenniel Evans
The Padre. ...... Michael Bates

Written by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in May 1971.


MON 09:00 Bleak Expectations (b00cxvxj)
Series 2

A Re-Kippered Life Smashed Some More

You're invited to marvel at the engineering genius of the early railways, including a tunnel made of beef and pastry and a man who sends loud telegrams to say "He's on the train. Stop."

But as Pip travels the length and breadth of the land in search of his beloved school could it be that there is another even more sinister plan underway? And will the evil Mister Benevolent be involved somehow? Yes! And yes again!

Mark Evans's epic comedy in the style of Charles Dickens.

Volume Two, Chapter the Second: A Re-Kippered Life Smashed Some More

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

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2008.


MON 09:30 When the Dog Dies (b00s9l4y)
Series 1

The Rival Grandad

Ronnie Corbett reunites with the writers of his hit series Sorry - Ian Davidson and Peter Vincent - for a sitcom about Sandy Hopper, a grandad happily growing old along with his dog Henry and his lodger, Dolores (Liza Tarbuck).

In this third episode, The Rival Grandad, we meet Sandy's grandson Tyson's other Grandad - Rex - who is a popular swashbuckling figure of a man, Tyson's hero and thus the bane of Sandy's life. Sandy's chance to get even comes when he takes Tyson and his sister Zoe to a new Adventure Park featuring dinosaurs, sharks and a great many light-fingered monkeys. Can Sandy's lodger, Dolores, save Sandy from an utter fiasco?

Sandy ..... Ronnie Corbett
Ellie ..... Tilly Vosburgh
Dolores ..... Liza Tarbuck
Tyson ..... Daniel Bridle
Mrs Pompom ..... Sally Grace
Blake ..... Jonathan Aris
Zoe ..... Amelia Clarkson

The producer is Liz Anstee, and this is a CPL production for BBC Radio 4.


MON 10:00 Charles Dickens (b0081s0d)
Hard Times

Episode 1

Hard facts are all that provincial businessmen, Mr Gradgrind and Mr Bounderby feel are necessary in life. But the arrival of Sleary's circus in Coketown shows another way...

Charles Dickens's 1854 classic about struggles in the industrial north, dramatised in four parts by Doug Lucie.

Thomas Gradgrind ...... Kenneth Cranham
Josiah Bounderby ...... Philip Jackson
Mrs Sparsit ...... Eleanor Bron
Mrs Gradgrind ...... Thelma Barlow
Sleary ...... Derek Waring
Helen Longworth ...... Louisa
Rachael ...... Becky Hindley
Stephen ...... Alan Williams
Mrs Pegler ...... Marcia Warren
Francis Jeater ...... Mrs Blackpool
Mr M'choakumchild ...... Stephen Critchlow
Childers ...... Chris Moran
Josephine ...... Jaimi Barbakoff
A Boy ...... Gregg Prentice
Servant ...... Ioan Meredith
Waiter ...... Declan Wilson
Sissy ...... Stepanie Rawson
Bitzer ...... Alexander Slater
Tom ...... Nick Roud

Music by Nina Perry.

Director: Janet Whitaker

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2003.


MON 11:00 Pavilion Pieces (b00m17ft)
The Indian Hospital

Written by Kellie Jackson

It is 1915 and Brighton's Royal Pavilion is transformed into a hospital for Indian Soldiers. A goodwill visit from the King and Queen has a disturbing impact on two young Gurkha brothers.

Read by Judy Parfitt

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


MON 11:15 Loose Ends (b03tr28x)
Chris O'Dowd, Maggie Aderin-Pocock, Peter Andre, Wayne Sleep, Bombay Bicycle Club, Nine Below Zero

Clive's in the IT Crowd with actor Chris O'Dowd, who talks about creating and starring in the second series of Moone Boy - a fantastic comedy which centres on a twelve-year-old boy who has an imaginary friend.

Clive's stargazing with Space scientist Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock, MBE, who is the new co-host of the long-running astronomy TV programme 'The Sky at Night'.

Mysterious Girl Emma Freud talks to singer, businessman and television personality Peter Andre about his new song 'Kid', which features on the soundtrack of the new comedy adventure film Mr. Peabody and Sherman.

Clive's on point with dancer and choreographer Wayne Sleep OBE, whose new TV series 'Big Ballet' follows a troupe of plus size amateurs as they attempt to realise their dream of dancing Swan Lake.

With music from Bombay Bicycle Club, who perform 'Luna' from their album 'So Long See You Tomorrow'. And from Ben Waters and Nine Below Zero, who perform 'Uncle In Harlem' from Ben's album 'Live in London.'

Producer: Sukey Firth.


MON 12:00 Round the Horne (b00tb9j7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 The Navy Lark (b0178zz9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 Trueman and Riley (b00j1w35)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 Dick Francis (b007n9gl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 15 Minute Drama (b00j62vl)
AM Homes - This Book Will Save Your Life

Episode 1

Penny Leicester's adaptation of the novel by AM Homes.

Richard Novak has spent most of life getting rich in LA and avoiding people. Things are about to change.

Narrator ...... Darcy Halsey
Richard ...... Tony Pasqualini
Anhil ...... Mueen Jahan Ahmad
Ex wife ...... Adriana Sevan

With JB Blanc, Logan Fahey, Lisa Pelikan

Directed by Tim Dee.


MON 14:15 A Short History of Ireland (b007k447)
The Adventure of Captain Francisco de Cuellar; The Wild Irish are Barbarous and Most Filthy

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


MON 14:30 Khaled Hosseini - The Kite Runner (b007zgqv)
Episode 6

Amir embraces America, but a call from Afghanistan stirs up painful memories. Kulvinder Ghir reads Khaled Hosseini's novel.


MON 14:45 Someone Like Me by Miles Kington (b00dp3qs)
Episode 1

Recalling his earliest memory - of an event before his own birth - as well as the drama of his first kidnapping.

Broadcaster, writer and musician Miles Kington (1941-2008) reads from his account of an endearingly eccentric childhood.

Abridged in five parts by Richard Hamilton.

Producer: Emma Harding

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2005.


MON 15:00 Charles Dickens (b0081s0d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b03trtrk)
Mel salutes the humble wellie boot, takes us on a tour of a pasta factory and hears from climber Alain Robert. Plus there's the first part of A Greyhound of a Girl by Roddy Doyle.


MON 17:00 At Home With Hinge and Bracket (b008qq3d)
4. Jack Brymer

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 renowned clarinettist and broadcaster Jack Brymer.

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

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1990.


MON 17:30 One Foot in the Grave (b007jmxg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 18:00 Simon Guerrier - Graceless (b01l1h2g)
Series 1

The Sphere

Abby and Zara are not real. They were created by pan-dimensional beings to help save space and time. Starring Ciara Janson.

Abby - Ciara Janson
Zara - Laura Doddington
Marek - Fraser James
Daniel - David Warner
Nan - Patricia Brake
Nicholas - Alex Mallinson

Written by Simon Guerrier
Directed by Lisa Bowerman
A Big Finish Production.


MON 19:00 Round the Horne (b00tb9j7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 The Navy Lark (b0178zz9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 Trueman and Riley (b00j1w35)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 Dick Francis (b007n9gl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 Pavilion Pieces (b00m17ft)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:15 Loose Ends (b03tr28x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


MON 22:00 The Unbelievable Truth (b03srj01)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 Bleak Expectations (b00cxvxj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 23:00 The Now Show (b03t3dvv)
Series 42

Episode 5

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis are joined by Canadian vlogger IISuperwomanII plus Angela Barnes, Mitch Benn and Laura Shavin for a comic run through the week's news.

Written by the cast with additional material from Andy Wolton and Jon Hunter. Produced by Colin Anderson.


MON 23:30 Genius (b00brvcm)
Series 1

Neil Innes

From bunk chairs to helium-filled bubble wrap.

Dave Gorman asks musical comedian Neil Innes 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 11 FEBRUARY 2014

TUE 00:00 Simon Guerrier - Graceless (b01l1h2g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 Trueman and Riley (b00j1w35)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 Dick Francis (b007n9gl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 Bleak Expectations (b00cxvxj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 When the Dog Dies (b00s9l4y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 Charles Dickens (b0081s0d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 Pavilion Pieces (b00m17ft)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:15 Loose Ends (b03tr28x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 At Home With Hinge and Bracket (b008qq3d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 One Foot in the Grave (b007jmxg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 Trueman and Riley (b00j1whb)
Series 1

2. Story

A journalist has fallen from a building while working on a story, but was she pushed?

Trueman and Riley get a crash course in internet radio, 'citizen journalism' and fat dogs as they seek to find an answer.

Brian B. Thompson's detective series about the ill-matched duo is set in Leeds.

CAST:

D.I. Trueman …. Robert Daws
D.S. Riley …. Duncan Preston
David …. Anthony Glennon
Harriet …. Jasmine Callan
Aaron …. Paul Richard Biggin

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

Director: Toby Swift

Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in 2007.


TUE 06:30 Dick Francis (b007ncw9)
Proof

8. Connections

Tony Beach and his detective chum Gerard MacGregor attempt to unearth the true identity of Paul Young. Stars Nigel Havers.

Nigel Havers stars as Tony Beach in the gripping conclusion of Dick Francis's thriller.

Tony Beach …. Nigel Havers
Gerard …. George Parsons
Paul Young …. Stuart Organ
Chief Sup. Wilson …. Manning Wilson

Dramatised by Ernest Dudley

Producer: Matthew Walters

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1987.


TUE 07:00 Babblewick Hall (b01n21l1)
Series 1

Episode 2

Having foiled his servant's attempts to get him back to London, Fenton Babblewick sets about establishing his reputation as a great agricultural reformer - with a radical proposal for the growing of the humble beetroot.

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

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
Peck ...... Alex Lowe
Pickett ...... Christain Rodska
Grunter ...... Geoff McGiven
Violin ...... Paul Mottram

Music by Paul Mottram.

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1996.


TUE 07:30 Dilemma (b03szh9f)
Series 3

Episode 1

Sue Perkins puts Kerry Godliman, John-Luke Roberts, Julia Hartley-Brewer and Clarke Carlisle through the moral and ethical wringer.

The panellists collectively attempt to resolve dilemmas based around dinosaur bones, injured guinea pigs, and unethical banks.

They also assert their moral correctness over giving directions and selling state secrets.

Devised by Danielle Ward.

Producer: Ed Morrish.


TUE 08:00 The Goon Show (b0089j6x)
Series 6

The Choking Horror

Hair-raising events for Neddie Seagoon when London's monuments are sabotaged.

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 (b01jl8hs)
Series 1

Episode 2

Can marriage guidance counsellor Ernie help an angry couple? And Eric reckons Ern needs to spruce-up his act - so how about writing a musical?

Special singing guest: Salena Jones.

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 (b03t3dvv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:30 Genius (b00brvcm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:30 on Monday]


TUE 10:00 Charles Dickens (b0081t1f)
Hard Times

Episode 2

Six years have passed; Tom is now working for Bounderby in his Bank, and he claims Louisa in marriage. Stephen Blackpool runs into trouble with the union men.

Charles Dickens's 1854 classic about struggles in the industrial north, dramatised by Doug Lucie.

Thomas Gradgrind ...... Kenneth Cranham
Josiah Bounderby ...... Philip Jackson
Mrs Sparsit ...... Eleanor Bron
Mrs Gradgrind ...... Thelma Barlow
Helen Longworth ...... Louisa
Rachael ...... Becky Hindley
Stephen ...... Alan Williams
Mrs Pegler ...... Marcia Warren
Slackbridge ...... Ioan Meredith
Blitzer ...... Declan Wilson
Tom ...... Richard Firth
Sissy ...... Lydia Tuckey
James Harthouse ...... Guy Henry
Chairman ...... Ben Crowe
Waiter ...... Damien Lynch

Music by Nina Perry.

Director: Janet Whitaker

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2003.


TUE 11:00 Pavilion Pieces (b00m17fx)
Youthful Folly

By Sylvestra Le Touzel Teale.

The breaking of a cherished mirror, seems like an omen to Frances Hughes, fifty, and on tour at the Theatre Royal. Twenty eight years earlier, in Brighton, in love, and about to make her West End debut in a play with a cast three times her age, she had been captivated by her first visit to the Pavilion, which seemed to embody her dreams of glory and romance. Once again she is drawn to the baroque palace, and finds its fading splendour awakens old ghosts.

Read by Sophie Thompson

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


TUE 11:15 Martyn Wade - Dogged Persistence (b009xytf)
Recorded on location, this comedy drama centres on the relationship that develops between two woman brought together by a troublesome dog.

All Veronica's experiences as a dog-trainer are needed to curb the vicious beast bequeathed to Maureen by her late husband.

Especially written by Martyn Wade for distinguished actresses Joan Sims and Elizabeth Spriggs.

Maureen ...... Joan Sims
Veronica ...... Elizabeth Spriggs
Cab Driver ...... David Thorpe
Nettie ...... Richenda Carey

Director: Cheery Cookson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2000.


TUE 12:00 The Goon Show (b0089j6x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show (b01jl8hs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 Trueman and Riley (b00j1whb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 Dick Francis (b007ncw9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 15 Minute Drama (b00jdjq8)
AM Homes - This Book Will Save Your Life

Episode 2

Penny Leicester's adaptation of the novel by AM Homes.

Richard Novak's meals were previously prepared for him by a nutritionist, but now he has remembered how tasty donuts are. Is his life falling apart or starting over?

Narrator ...... Darcy Halsey
Richard ...... Tony Pasqualini
Anhil ...... Mueen Jahan Ahmad
Cecelia ...... Adriana Sevan
Cynthia ...... Lisa Pelikan
Dr Lusardi ...... JB Blanc
Ben ...... Logan Fahey

Directed by Tim Dee.


TUE 14:15 A Short History of Ireland (b007k45f)
A Fit House for an Outlaw, a Meet Bed for a Rebel and an Apt Cloak for a Thief; The Capture

A look at 16th-Century fashion, Irish style and the capture of one of Ireland's most powerful Gaelic chieftains, Hugh O'Donnell.


TUE 14:30 Khaled Hosseini - The Kite Runner (b007zj0d)
Episode 7

Amir returns to Kabul to search for his friend's orphaned son. Kulvinder Ghir reads Khaled Hosseini's novel.


TUE 14:45 Someone Like Me by Miles Kington (b00dp6f6)
Episode 2

Frog-like Aunt Flo and Uncle Walter's fascination with fig leaves.

Broadcaster, writer and musician, Miles Kington continues his account of an endearingly eccentric childhood.

Abridged by Richard Hamilton.

Producer: Emma Harding

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2005.


TUE 15:00 Charles Dickens (b0081t1f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b03trysp)
Mel says Happy Birthday to Dragon's Den star Deborah Meaden, and raises a marmalade sandwich to Paddington Bear. Plus there's the next part of A Greyhound of a Girl by Roddy Doyle.


TUE 17:00 Up the Garden Path (b007w43j)
Series 1

New Year, Old Problems

It’s the beginning of a new school term and Izzy is dreading it...

Tumbling from one love entanglement to another, 30 something teacher Izzy Comyn has a predilection for inappropriate men.

Imelda Staunton stars as Izzy.

Adapted by Sue Limb from her 1984 novel into 3 radio series which ran from 1987 to 1993. Granada also adapted the series for ITV.

Izzy ...... Imelda Staunton
Maria ...... Marty Cruickshank
Michael ...... Nicholas Le Prevost
Dick ...... Mike Grady
Gwyn ...... Sion Probert

Class 4C:
Cheryl Miller
Sarah Doyle
Mark Monero
Sam Smart

Producer: Jonathan James-Moore

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1987.


TUE 17:30 Babblewick Hall (b01n21l1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 18:00 Simon Guerrier - Graceless (b01l1lpf)
Series 1

The Fog

Abby and Zara arrive in Compton in 1912, where they sample local beer and get arrested. Stars Ciara Janson and David Warner.

Abby - Ciara Janson
Zara - Laura Doddington
Marek - Fraser James
Daniel - David Warner
Nan - Patricia Brake
Nicholas - Alex Mallinson

Written by Simon Guerrier
Directed by Lisa Bowerman
A Big Finish Production.


TUE 19:00 The Goon Show (b0089j6x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show (b01jl8hs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 Trueman and Riley (b00j1whb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 Dick Francis (b007ncw9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 Pavilion Pieces (b00m17fx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 21:15 Martyn Wade - Dogged Persistence (b009xytf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


TUE 22:00 Dilemma (b03szh9f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 The Castle (b00gs3kv)
Series 2

Pool Party of Doom

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")

In this episode, a heatwave and an archaeological excavation leads to an unexpected swimming pool...

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 23:00 Rudy's Rare Records (b00nsfzp)
Series 1

Take Me Home, Country Roads

Three generations of men and their musical tastes collide in this family sitcom set in a Birmingham record shop. Starring Lenny Henry.

Written by Danny Robins and Dan Tetsell from an original idea by Lenny Henry.

Rudy Sharpe owns an old record store in Birmingham - the last bastion of black music in Handsworth. When he suffers a 'heart attack', his neurotic, middle-aged, middle-class, divorcee son Adam and 17 year old grandson Richie come up from London to look after him.

Crammed together, living in the tiny flat above the shop, the three men are set to clash on a daily basis. Whilst Rudy and Richie share a love of reggae and soul music, Adam is the odd one out - thanks to his tastes in classical music.

Adam Sharpe ...... Lenny Henry
Richie Sharp ...... Joe Jacobs
Rudy Sharpe ...... Larrington Walker
Doreen ...... Claire Benedict
Tasha ...... Natasha Godfrey
Clifton ...... Jeffery Kissoon
Alison ...... Tracy-Ann Oberman
Customers ...... Colin Hoult/Doc Brown

Producer: Lucy Armitage.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2008.


TUE 23:30 Dave Podmore (b007r4mh)
Dave Podmore's Cricket Fix

Episode 4

Cricketing legend Dave Podmore tries to gauge the English team's success in his own murky way...

Christopher Douglas stars as Pod.

Written by Christopher Douglas, Nick Newman and Andrew Nickolds.

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

With Henry Alan, Keiran Cadweller, William Hicks, David Rogers, Fiona Rowlett and Montanna Thompson.

Producer: Richard Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2001.



WEDNESDAY 12 FEBRUARY 2014

WED 00:00 Simon Guerrier - Graceless (b01l1lpf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 Trueman and Riley (b00j1whb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 Dick Francis (b007ncw9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 The Now Show (b03t3dvv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


WED 02:30 Genius (b00brvcm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:30 on Monday]


WED 03:00 Charles Dickens (b0081t1f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 Pavilion Pieces (b00m17fx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:15 Martyn Wade - Dogged Persistence (b009xytf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 Up the Garden Path (b007w43j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 Babblewick Hall (b01n21l1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 Trueman and Riley (b00j2510)
Series 1

3. Bond

Suspicion erupts at a James Bond convention as Trueman and Riley go in search of a stolen ring.

Tracy's ring, as worn by Diana Rigg, in 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service' is the 'holy grail' for collectors, but exactly what are they prepared to do to get it?

Brian B. Thompson's detective series about the ill-matched duo is set in Leeds.

CAST:

D.I. Trueman …. Robert Daws
D.S. Riley …. Duncan Preston
Karen …. Rachel Bavidge
Bill …. Paul Rider
Gerard …. Mark Straker
Jane …. Christine Kavanagh
The Receptionist …. Anthony Glennon

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

Director: Toby Swift

Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in 2007.


WED 06:30 Sherlock Holmes (b007jq1v)
The Devil's Foot

Episode 1

As the great Baker Street detective takes a break with Doctor Watson to recuperate in deepest Cornwall, death strikes a local family.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's story read by James Nickerson.

Produced in Manchester by Joanne Reardon.

Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in 2003.


WED 07:00 The Leopard in Autumn (b00s5xtl)
Series 2

The Bonfire of the Sanities

Salvatore has returned to Monte Guano with a peasant crowd of bretheren and sisteren, bent on making his family throw their wordly goods to a Bonfire of the Vanities.

Desperate for him to take his rantings elsewhere, Plethora hatches a devious plan...

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, Paul Bigley as Alessandro, Nick Romero as Salvatore, Chris Kelham as Guido 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 (b03sztxc)
Series 5

Birkenhead

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 Birkenhead, Wirral, where the landscape may be dominated by the shipyard but the local life has also included monks, a "Bantam Army", one of the quirkiest bands in the country, and a pub inside a barbershop. You will also find out why this edition of Mark Steel's In Town was probably the inspiration for Woody Allen's Manhattan. From February 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 (b007jsvk)
Series 5

The Election Candidate

The electioneering lad battles to represent East Cheam in the Houses of Parliament.

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 (b00h8kxm)
Series 8

Episode 12

Oedipus Rex gets the Radio Prune treatment plus a Whitehall farce with a twist.

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

Sketches written by Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie.

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

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

Producer: David Hatch/Peter Titheradge

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 2 in May 1970.


WED 09:00 The Stanley Baxter Playhouse (b00jjn19)
Series 3

The Man in the Garden

Series of three comic plays starring Stanley Baxter.

A lonely lady on a holiday in the remote West Highlands of Scotland finds herself falling in love with two members of the same family, born 60 years apart. By Rona Munro.

Duncan ...... Stanley Baxter
Ellie ...... Penelope Wilton
Receptionist ...... Bill Paterson

Directed by Marilyn Imrie

A Catherine Bailey production for BBC Radio 4.


WED 09:30 All the Way from Memphis (b00mdyl9)
Series 2

Episode 4

James Walton and the music quiz for all the young, and not so young, dudes.

Team captains Tracey MacLeod and Andrew Collins are joined by Dave Gorman and Mary Anne Hobbs 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 2006.


WED 10:00 Charles Dickens (b0081vdy)
Hard Times

Episode 3

Stephen has disappeared, blamed for the robbery at Bounderby's Bank. James Harthouse sets his sights on Bounderby's wife, Louisa.

Charles Dickens's 1854 classic about struggles in the industrial north, dramatised by Doug Lucie.

Thomas Gradgrind ...... Kenneth Cranham
Josiah Bounderby ...... Philip Jackson
Mrs Sparsit ...... Eleanor Bron
Mrs Gradgrind ...... Thelma Barlow
Helen Longworth ...... Louisa
Blitzer ...... Declan Wilson
Tom ...... Richard Firth
Sissy ...... Lydia Tuckey
James Harthouse ...... Guy Henry
Guard ...... Chris Moran
Jane ...... Soumaya Keynes

Music by Nina Perry.

Director: Janet Whitaker

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2003.


WED 11:00 The Heart of Saturday Night (b00mbl9q)
Come On Up to the House

'Come On Up to the House', by acclaimed Scottish writer A L Kennedy, is the first in a series of stories inspired by the distinctive world created by the legendary musician Tom Waits - a dark and sometimes sleazy world peopled by down-at-heel characters on the edge of society, or outcasts singing of loss and longing. In this story, inspired by a Waits track of the same name, a man finds himself reaching out to a perfect stranger in the wee small hours of the morning.

The reader is the acclaimed actor, Peter Capaldi, best known for his film roles in Local Hero and more recently In the Loop, in which he reprised his extraordinary creation, spin doctor Malcolm Tucker from Armando Iannucci's The Thick of It.

Author: A L Kennedy is a distinguished Scottish author and stand-up comedian who has won awards both for her short stories and novels. In 2003 she was nominated by Granta magazine as one of 20 'Best of Young British Novelists'.

Produced by Justine Willett.


WED 11:15 Andy Barrett - The Perfect Wood (b007jtmh)
When Bill retires from his tedious career in confectionery sales, he looks forward to spending his autumn years indulging in the ancient art of lawn bowls.

He and his wife are the best pair in the club and odds-on favourites for the Riddington Married Couples Cup. That is, until Matt and Jude move in next door...

Stars Geoffrey Palmer as Bill, Stephanie Cole as Margaret, Ben Crowe as Matt and Sara Poyzer as Jude.

Written by Andy Barrett.

Directed at BBC Birmingham by Peter Leslie Wild.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2003.


WED 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jsvk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00h8kxm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 Trueman and Riley (b00j2510)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 Sherlock Holmes (b007jq1v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 15 Minute Drama (b00jdjtr)
AM Homes - This Book Will Save Your Life

Episode 3

Penny Leicester's adaptation of the novel by AM Homes.

Richard's life is changing. He is still making millions but he has become an accidental hero as well, befriending a crying woman and rescuing a horse. Is he happier?

Narrator ...... Darcy Halsey
Richard ...... Tony Pasqualini
Anhil ...... Mueen Jahan Ahmad
Cecilia ...... Adriana Sevan
Cynthia ...... Lisa Pelikan
Dr Lusardi ...... JB Blanc
Ben ...... Logan Fahey

Directed by Tim Dee.


WED 14:15 A Short History of Ireland (b007k46g)
The Escape of Red Hugh O'Donnell; The Pirate Queen of Connacht

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


WED 14:30 Khaled Hosseini - The Kite Runner (b007zlbv)
Episode 8

In Kabul, Amir is forced to meet a powerful Talib for help with his search. Kulvinder Ghir reads Khaled Hosseini's novel.


WED 14:45 Someone Like Me by Miles Kington (b00dpg1d)
Episode 3

Gossip, siestas and his brother's attempt to play a corpse.

Broadcaster, writer and musician, Miles Kington continues his account of an endearingly eccentric childhood.

Abridged by Richard Hamilton.

Producer: Emma Harding

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2005.


WED 15:00 Charles Dickens (b0081vdy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b03ttmvs)
Sir Tom Jones reveals his Inheritance Tracks and Mel meets a man who had a close encounter with a ghost, plus our current story A Greyhound of a Girl, by Roddy Doyle.


WED 17:00 A Whole New Ball Game (b00fzwp9)
Series 2

Brief Encounter

A tale of jealousy, deceit and football unfolds when Robert attends a rival school. Stars Desmond Barrit. From November 1994.


WED 17:30 The Leopard in Autumn (b00s5xtl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 18:00 Simon Guerrier - Graceless (b01l1wsj)
Series 1

The End

Space pirate Kreekpolt knows Abby and Zara can save his daughter's life, even at the cost of their own. Stars Ciara Janson.

Abby - Ciara Janson
Zara - Laura Doddington
Marek - Fraser James
Earl Kreekpolt - Michael Keating
Garstang - Roger Watkins
First Pirate - Alex Mallinson
Persephone - Lisa Bowerman
Daniel - David Warner
Uncle Lindsay - Colin Spaull

Written by Simon Guerrier
Directed by Lisa Bowerman
A Big Finish Production.


WED 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jsvk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00h8kxm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 Trueman and Riley (b00j2510)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 Sherlock Holmes (b007jq1v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 The Heart of Saturday Night (b00mbl9q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 21:15 Andy Barrett - The Perfect Wood (b007jtmh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


WED 22:00 Mark Steel's in Town (b03sztxc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 Shappi Talk (b00lh4yp)
Series 1

Racism

Iranian comedian Shappi Khorsandi was brought to this country as a child and grew up in a very unusual and un British family.

Her father was one of Iran's top satirists and the family were forced to leave their home country as her father was termed a political dissident. As she grew up, it became apparent that the Khorsandi household was a little different from some of the families that Shappi had been friends with.

Shappi Talk takes this alternative background for Shappi to host a four part comedy series where she takes four elements of this upbringing to hilariously reveal what it was like growing up in a non-British family.

Joining Shappi will be comedian Felix Dexter who was born in St Kitts and moved to the UK as a child and each week Shappi also chats to another guest 'on location' and this time she's joined by Meera Syal.

There'll also be a song from comedian Hils Barker.

Producer: Paul Russell
An Open Mike Production for BBC Radio 4.


WED 23:00 Old Harry's Game (b007jmd4)
Series 3

The Beautiful Game

Satan decides to hold a major football tournament in Hell - The Underworld Cup.

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 Angelos Epithemiou's Big Issue (b01qfr6j)
The burger van owner from BBC2's Shooting Stars examines the state of the environment. Stars Renton Skinner. From July 2010.



THURSDAY 13 FEBRUARY 2014

THU 00:00 Simon Guerrier - Graceless (b01l1wsj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 Trueman and Riley (b00j2510)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 Sherlock Holmes (b007jq1v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 The Stanley Baxter Playhouse (b00jjn19)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 All the Way from Memphis (b00mdyl9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 Charles Dickens (b0081vdy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 The Heart of Saturday Night (b00mbl9q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:15 Andy Barrett - The Perfect Wood (b007jtmh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 A Whole New Ball Game (b00fzwp9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 The Leopard in Autumn (b00s5xtl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 Trueman and Riley (b00j272j)
Series 1

4. Speed

Detective Riley is feeling angry for being sent on a 'speed awareness' workshop.

But that puts him on the trail of ex-con from the old days in Hull - womanising rip-off merchant Frank Butters...

Brian B Thompson's detective series about the ill-matched duo is set in Leeds.

CAST:

D.I. Trueman …. Robert Daws
D.S. Riley …. Duncan Preston
Frank Butters …. Sam Dale
Melanie …. Christine Kavanagh
Eric Simonelli …. John Dougal
Inez …. Miranda Keeling
Svetlana …. Jasmine Callan

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

Director: Toby Swift

Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in 2007.


THU 06:30 Sherlock Holmes (b007jq28)
The Devil's Foot

Episode 2

Tragedy in a Cornish village leads Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson deep into the soul of a man hell bent on revenge.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's story read by James Nickerson.

Produced in Manchester by Joanne Reardon.

Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in 2003.


THU 07:00 The Alan Davies Show (b00898wy)
Episode 3

After playing a gay miner, struggling actor Alan finds greater fame dressed as a strawberry.

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 June 1998.


THU 07:30 Mitch Benn Is the 37th Beatle (b03szxdh)
Musical satirist Mitch Benn explores his comedy connections to the story of The Beatles.

Mitch has realised that over the years many people have claimed the title The Fifth Beatle. In fact, so many of them have been described as such that there are now at least 36 of them. They can't all be right. But some of them are righter than others...

Fifty years on from the release of 'Please, Please Me', Mitch presents his own definitive list of the Beatles. He presents a whistlestop tour through musical history and the enduring legacy of the Fab Four, whilst shamelessly milking his own - incredibly tenuous- connection to it.

Written by and starring Mitch Benn

Producer: Alexandra Smith.


THU 08:00 Dad's Army (b007jpp4)
Series 3

The Honourable Man

With a visitor due from the Soviet Union - Captain Mainwaring is feeling peeved with Sergeant Wilson.

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
Russian Visitor ...... Fraser Kerr

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1976.


THU 08:30 Take It From Here (b0129500)
From 04/02/1954

Pa Glum tries to relieve Eth's cold, and there's a look at marriage USA-style. With Jimmy Edwards and June Whitfield. From February 1954.


THU 09:00 Four Joneses and a Jenkins (b007jz3j)
August - Harvest Home

Megan Jones snubs the Carnival Queen contest and heads off to see Nana.

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 (b007jq2b)
Series 1

Cults

Radio's sofa-bound daytime presenter duo look at cults and the plight of the homeless

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 Charles Dickens (b0081w2g)
Hard Times

Episode 4

Sissy and Rachael go looking for Stephen Blackpool - tragedy follows. Tom's crime is uncovered and Gradgrind tries to save his son with Sleary's help.

Mrs Sparsit claims victory over 'The Noddle'.

Conclusion of Charles Dickens's 1854 classic about struggles in the industrial north, dramatised by Doug Lucie.

Thomas Gradgrind ...... Kenneth Cranham
Josiah Bounderby ...... Philip Jackson
Mrs Sparsit ...... Eleanor Bron
Helen Longworth ...... Louisa
Blitzer ...... Declan Wilson
Tom ...... Richard Firth
Sissy ...... Lydia Tuckey
Stephen ...... Alan Williams
Rachael ...... Becky Hindley
Mrs Pegler ...... Marcia Warren
Sleary ...... Derek Waring

Music by Nina Perry.

Director: Janet Whitaker

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2003.


THU 11:00 The Heart of Saturday Night (b00mbxfb)
Muriel

Ed Stoppard reads the next in the series of stories inspired by the distinctive world created by the legendary musician Tom Waits - a sleazy world peopled by down-at-heel characters on the edge of society, or outcasts and deadbeats singing of loss and longing. In US author Willy Vlautin's story, a small-town forklift truck-driver returns to his old neighbourhood and the bar he used to drink in before his breakdown. All the characters are still there, but he can't help but notice how they all do their best to avoid mentioning his dead wife Muriel.

The reader is Ed Stoppard.

The Author: US novelist and singer/songwriter Willy Vlautin grew up in Reno, Nevada. His first novel, The Motel Life, was published by Faber & Faber in 2006. He is also the songwriter and vocalist for the internationally acclaimed band, Richmond Fontaine, whose album The Fitzgerald (2005) was described by Q magazine as 'the most beautiful sad album of the year'.

Produced by Justine Willett.


THU 11:15 Sue Rodwell - The Last Trace (b00lbnyv)
Tracing your ancestors can be fun - as long as they are quite, quite dead.

Genealogy, murder and revenge in Sue Rodwell's black comedy.

Stars Elizabeth Mansfield as Sally, Peter Dahlsen as Frank, David Bannerman as Jimmy, Jan Shand as Penny, Susie Baxter as Liz, Anny Tobin as Sheila, Elizabeth Kelly as Emily, David King as Tom and Paul Downing as Paul.

Producer: Sue Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1990.'.


THU 12:00 Dad's Army (b007jpp4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 Take It From Here (b0129500)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 Trueman and Riley (b00j272j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 Sherlock Holmes (b007jq28)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 15 Minute Drama (b00jdjxg)
AM Homes - This Book Will Save Your Life

Episode 4

Penny Leicester's adaptation of the novel by AM Homes.

Richard has moved to Malibu. His neighbour looks like a homeless man but drives a Bentley. Things are not as they seem. And is that car on the freeway flashing an SOS signal at Richard?

Narrator ...... Darcy Halsey
Richard ...... Tony Pasqualini
Anhil ...... Mueen Jahan Ahmad
Cecilia ...... Adriana Sevan
Cynthia ...... Lisa Pelikan
Nic ...... JB Blanc
Ben ...... Logan Fahey

Directed by Tim Dee.


THU 14:15 A Short History of Ireland (b007k47n)
Grainne O'Malley and the Composition of Connacht; The Siege of Enniskillen

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


THU 14:30 Khaled Hosseini - The Kite Runner (b007zmwf)
Episode 9

Amir is in Islamabad, having rescued his friend's son from the Taliban. Kulvinder Ghir reads Khaled Hosseini's novel.


THU 14:45 Someone Like Me by Miles Kington (b00dpnwr)
Episode 4

A Sherlock Holmes game unearths some awkward family evidence.

Broadcaster, writer and musician, Miles Kington continues his account of an endearingly eccentric childhood.

Abridged by Richard Hamilton.

Producer: Emma Harding

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2005


THU 15:00 Charles Dickens (b0081w2g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b03ttxdj)
Mel gets a guide to building the perfect den and asks what's better to soak up the sniffles, hankies or tissues? Plus more from current story A Greyhound of a Girl, by Roddy Doyle.


THU 17:00 Capital Gains (b00slqv8)
Series 2

Stake Capital

When an act of civil disobedience centred around a tea break fails to bring results, Julius Hutch, the leader of The Tree Party, turns to games of chance.

CAST:

Julius Hutch …. Peter Jones
Pauline Hutch …. Celestine Randall
Sexton Lewis …. Jeffrey Wickham
Kate …. Justine Midda
Sir Gainford Blounty …. Stephen Thorne
Dahlia Sprout …. Jillie Meers
Haiku Jack …. Collin Johnson
Ted Smoothie/Dr Heinz Strudel …. David Holt
Brian Perkins as Himself

Switten by Collin Johnson.

Producers: Andy Jordan and David Blount

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1997.


THU 17:30 The Alan Davies Show (b00898wy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 18:00 Simon Guerrier - Graceless (b01l1zzx)
Series 2

The Line

Fleeing the past, Abby and Zara arrive in Marek's home city. Why is everyone so scared of Manchu Golding? Stars Ciara Janson.

Abby - Ciara Janson
Zara - Laura Doddington
Marek - Fraser James
Manchu Golding - Derek Griffiths
Surly Steve - John Banks
Helen - Daisy Ashford

Written by Simon Guerrier
Directed by Lisa Bowerman
A Big Finish Production.


THU 19:00 Dad's Army (b007jpp4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 Take It From Here (b0129500)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 Trueman and Riley (b00j272j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 Sherlock Holmes (b007jq28)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 The Heart of Saturday Night (b00mbxfb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


THU 21:15 Sue Rodwell - The Last Trace (b00lbnyv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


THU 22:00 Mitch Benn Is the 37th Beatle (b03szxdh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 Hamish and Dougal: You'll Have Had Your Tea (b00770bs)
Series 3

Porridge Votes

The Scotsmen stand against the Laird in the local by-election. Stars Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden. From September 2006.


THU 22:45 The Consultants (b007k320)
Series 1

Episode 2

The team ponder how to revamp tea to make it more dangerous and exciting. With Neil Edmond, Justin Edwards and James Rawlings. From February 2003.


THU 23:00 Rubbish (b0084j26)
Series 2

Insomnia

Martin Christmas works in the council's recycling department - an apt job as it reflects the rubbish going on in his personal life.

Martin has a new boss who delights in winding him up...

Reece Dinsdale stars as local government officer, cynic and manic-depressive, Martin Christmas in series 2 of Tony Bagley's sitcom.

Martin ...... Reece Dinsdale
Barney ...... Matthew Cottle
John ...... Neil Dudgeon
Dawn ...... Emma Kennedy
Little Girl ...... Nicole Shortland

Producer: Claire Bartlett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2007.


THU 23:30 The Problem With Adam Bloom (b01bl9xm)
Series 3

God

The comedian ponders matters spiritual involving burglars, Bruce Forsyth and Mr Tickle. With Brendon Burns. From November 2005.



FRIDAY 14 FEBRUARY 2014

FRI 00:00 Simon Guerrier - Graceless (b01l1zzx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 Trueman and Riley (b00j272j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 Sherlock Holmes (b007jq28)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 Four Joneses and a Jenkins (b007jz3j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 Life, Death and Sex with Mike and Sue (b007jq2b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 Charles Dickens (b0081w2g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 The Heart of Saturday Night (b00mbxfb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:15 Sue Rodwell - The Last Trace (b00lbnyv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 Capital Gains (b00slqv8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 The Alan Davies Show (b00898wy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 Agatha Raisin (b011ckhy)
Series 1

The Vicious Vet

A handsome vet's arrival in the Cotswold village of Carsely sparks a murder trail for the amateur sleuth.

Penelope Keith stars as Agatha Raisin.

Dramatised by David Semple from MC Beaton’s novel.

Agatha Raisin …. Penelope Keith
Peter Bladen …. Ewan Bailey
James Lacey …. Malcolm Sinclair
Paul Bladen …. Jon Glover
Mrs Bloxby …. Liza Sadovy
DC Bill Wong …. Ben Crowe
Fred Huntingdon …. Jillie Meers
Mrs Josephs …. Joanna McCullum

Director: Carol Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2004.


FRI 06:30 Wimsey (b007jwcn)
Murder Must Advertise

1. Death Comes to Pym's Publicity

After the unexplained death of a junior copywriter at a top advertising agency, Lord Peter Wimsey goes undercover.

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

First published in published in 1933 and adapted in six episodes by Alistair Beaton.

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

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

Lord Peter Wimsey …. Ian Carmichael
Chief Inspector Parker …. Allan Cuthbertson
Mr Ingleby …. John Quentin
Mr Willis …. Richard O'Callaghan
Miss Meteyard …. Frances Jeater
Mr Hankin …. Frank Williams
Miss Rossiter …. Joanna Wake

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1979..


FRI 07:00 Smelling of Roses (b007k131)
Series 2

French Connections

Rosie and her team organise a twinning ceremony for a town on the south coast of England with a town on the north coast of France.

But Is it really a step forward for Anglo-French relations?

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, Owen Brenman as Don, Simon Greenall as Jean-Luc and Rachel Atkins as Genevieve.

Producer: Maria Esposito

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2001.


FRI 07:30 Kerry's List (b01s46vd)
Series 1

Episode 1

The first in a four-part sketch show co-written by and starring comedian and actress Kerry Godliman.

Kerry is a married mother of two, a stand up comedian and has two children. Her life can only properly function with her daily list - if she didn't compile this vital list, her life would simply fall apart.

Each week, this series looks at a different list and delves into Kerry's madcap world by looking at various elements of that week's list in sketches, narrative and stand up.

In this first episode, Kerry's List includes avoiding eBay, de-scaling the kettle, looking good and being romantic for Valentine's Day, buying jeans, retrieving an asthma pump from the Hoover, toning her upper arms and reviewing the plumber!

Joining Kerry is her husband Ben (played by her real husband Ben Abell) and her five year old daughter Elsie (played by Melissa Bury) together with a range of bizarre characters - including an enthusiastic council environment worker, some disgruntled satsumas, a bored therapist, a Fairy Jeanmother and a very keen gym instructor.

Any busy parent who's ever compiled a list of their own will relate to Kerry Godliman's incident filled world.

The cast includes David Pusey (who co-wrote the series), Bridget Christie, Lucy Briers, Rosie Cavaliero and Nicholas Le Prevost.

Kerry Godliman is fast establishing herself as a highly skilful stand up comic and actress, from her recent appearances on Live at The Apollo (BBC 1), Derek (C4) and Our Girl (BBC 1).

Producer: Paul Russell
An Open Mike production for BBC Radio 4.


FRI 08:00 Steptoe and Son (b007k094)
Series 4

Full House

Card sharks fleece Harold Steptoe, so his father Albert steps in.

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

With Martin Friend, Douglas Blackwell and Michael Kilgarriff.

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

Producer: Bobby Jaye

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in January 1972.


FRI 08:30 Yes Minister (b007jnk7)
Series 2

The Death List

A victim of phone tapping, Jim Hacker rebuts state surveillance - until his own life comes under threat.

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
Commander Forrest ...... Graeme Garden
Anne Hacker ...... Diana Hoddinot
Walter Fowler ...... Derek Newark
Detective ...... Peter Acre
Detective ...... William Eadle
Head Waiter ...... John Bott
Brian Perkins ...... Himself

Adapted for radio by producer Pete Atkin.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1984.


FRI 09:00 Coming Alive (b00fks6h)
Series 1

Coming Out

Convict Terry is challenged to revive a rundown community centre. Karl Howman stars in Jim Eldridge's sitcom. From January 1999.


FRI 09:30 The Change (b0076czk)
Series 2

Episode 4

George and Carol are trying to find a way to make their marriage work - the answer comes from a most unlikely source.

George is pleased but will Carol approve or even find out?

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
Linda/Man …. Andrew Westfield
Amanda …. Paul Chadhidi

Written by Jan Etherington and Gavin Petrie.

Producer: Elizabeth Freestone.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2003.


FRI 10:00 Roger Hume - The Campden Wonder (b00mrhdm)
The true account of the mysterious disappearance of William Harrison, a rent collector in the service of the Campden family in Chipping Campden in 1660.

Stars Peter Jeffrey as Sir Thomas Overbury, Richard Derrington as John Perry, Nigel Anthony as Dr Shirley, David Holt as Sly/Edward Harrison and Kim Durham as Richard/Nathan.

Written by Richard Derrington and Roger Hume.

Directed at BBC Pebble Mill by Sue Wilson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1994


FRI 11:00 The Heart of Saturday Night (b00mbxdw)
Step Right Up

'Step Right Up' is the next in the series of stories inspired by the distinctive world created by the legendary musician Tom Waits - a sleazy world peopled by down-at-heel characters on the edge of society, outcasts and deadbeats, hobos and grifters. Huge Waits fan and acclaimed Scottish author Ian Rankin has written a powerful tale, packed with intrigue and menace, set in a London market. A young Jack-the-Lad finds himself taken under the wing of a London market trader, known locally as Saviour. Soon he begins to wonder how his mentor got his name.

Reader: Dominic Cooper.

Produced by Justine Willett.


FRI 11:15 Nick Warburton - Purvis (b007k1jy)
A kindly vicar appoints a lonely widower as church safety officer but he proves to be rather accident prone. Stars Peter Sallis. From November 2000.


FRI 12:00 Steptoe and Son (b007k094)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 Yes Minister (b007jnk7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 Agatha Raisin (b011ckhy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 Wimsey (b007jwcn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 15 Minute Drama (b00jdlb8)
AM Homes - This Book Will Save Your Life

Episode 5

Penny Leicester's adaptation of the novel by AM Homes.

Richard's life has changed, but so has the city - it is on fire and seems to be falling into the Pacific Ocean. And Richard's son arrives to see him after years apart.

Narrator ...... Darcy Halsey
Richard ...... Tony Pasqualini
Anhil ...... Mueen Jahan Ahmad
Cecilia ...... Adriana Sevan
Cynthia ...... Lisa Pelikan
Nic ...... JB Blanc
Ben ...... Logan Fahey

Directed by Tim Dee.


FRI 14:15 A Short History of Ireland (b007k48x)
The Battle of the Biscuits; Freeing the Country from the Rod of Tyrannical Evil

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


FRI 14:30 Khaled Hosseini - The Kite Runner (b007znmx)
Episode 10

Help for a traumatised boy emerges high in the sky over a Californian park. Kulvinder Ghir concludes Khaled Hosseini's novel.


FRI 14:45 Someone Like Me by Miles Kington (b00dpspz)
Episode 5

A shock at the age of 18 from his sausage-loving father...

Broadcaster, writer and musician, Miles Kington continues his account of an endearingly eccentric childhood.

Abridged by Richard Hamilton.

Producer: Emma Harding

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2005


FRI 15:00 Roger Hume - The Campden Wonder (b00mrhdm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b03tvfgg)
Mel is guilty of repetition as she re-runs the first episode of recent series Junior Just a Minute. Plus there's the concluding chapter of A Greyhound of a Girl, by Roddy Doyle.


FRI 17:00 Beachcomber... By the Way (b008m24j)
Series 3

Episode 1

The further adventures of Mr Justice Cocklecarrot. Captain Foulenough, Dr Strabismus (whom God preserve) of Utrecht, Big White Carstairs and more...

Richard Ingrams John Wells, John Sessions , Joan Sims amd Patricia Routledge recreate the world of JB Morton.

With Brian Bowles , Simon Greenall , Henrietta Gooden and featuring June Whitfield.

Running in the Daily Express from 1924 to 1975 – JB Morton’s surreally comic ‘Beachcomber’ column paved the way for a great deal of modern humour – thanks to characters he created between the wars.

Adapted by Michael Barfield with Richard Ingrams.

Announcer: the silken tones of Brian Perkins.

Producer: Harry Thompson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1994.


FRI 17:30 Smelling of Roses (b007k131)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 18:00 Simon Guerrier - Graceless (b01l2wcw)
Series 2

The Flood

Have Abby and Zara found a safe haven at last? A flood threatens the townspeople, but something's behind it. Stars Ciara Janson.

Abby - Ciara Janson
Zara - Laura Doddington
Brondle - Michael Cochrane
Wing - Joanna Van Gyseghem
Nina - Daisy Ashford
Soldier - John Banks

Written by Simon Guerrier
Directed by Lisa Bowerman
A Big Finish Production.


FRI 19:00 Steptoe and Son (b007k094)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 Yes Minister (b007jnk7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 Agatha Raisin (b011ckhy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 Wimsey (b007jwcn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 The Heart of Saturday Night (b00mbxdw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 21:15 Nick Warburton - Purvis (b007k1jy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


FRI 22:00 Kerry's List (b01s46vd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 Arthur Smith's Balham Bash (b00lp32n)
Series 1

Episode 3

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

With comedians Nat Luurtsema, Seann Walsh and Micky Flanagan.

In the kitchen, Arthur learns a thing or two about rock n' roll from guest band Alabama 3 (responsible for the theme tune to The Sopranos).

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

Producers: Sam Michell and Alison Vernon-Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2009.


FRI 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b03w0l62)
The best in contemporary comedy. Tonight, Arthur Smith is spending his Valentine's Day with Ivo Graham.


FRI 23:00 On the Hour (b007k3zk)
Series 1

Episode 4

Why cream maybe good for you - and another motorway goes missing...

All the news as it happens, if it happens – and the sport must go on for a bereaved 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 (b03w0l71)
The best in contemporary comedy. Tonight, Arthur Smith is spending his Valentine's Day with Ivo Graham.


FRI 23:30 Goodness Gracious Me (b007jwpj)
Series 2

Episode 2

The Marriage Emporium running low on Indian brides - and "Fifty Ways To Leave Your Mother".

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)

15 Minute Drama 14:00 MON (b00j62vl)

15 Minute Drama 14:00 TUE (b00jdjq8)

15 Minute Drama 14:00 WED (b00jdjtr)

15 Minute Drama 14:00 THU (b00jdjxg)

15 Minute Drama 14:00 FRI (b00jdlb8)

1966 and All That 22:30 SUN (b010hcwh)

4 Stands Up 22:00 SAT (b00jzww8)

A Shared Vision 07:30 SAT (b00xj0hp)

A Short History of Ireland 14:15 MON (b007k447)

A Short History of Ireland 14:15 TUE (b007k45f)

A Short History of Ireland 14:15 WED (b007k46g)

A Short History of Ireland 14:15 THU (b007k47n)

A Short History of Ireland 14:15 FRI (b007k48x)

A Whole New Ball Game 17:00 WED (b00fzwp9)

A Whole New Ball Game 05:00 THU (b00fzwp9)

Agatha Raisin 06:00 FRI (b011ckhy)

Agatha Raisin 13:00 FRI (b011ckhy)

Agatha Raisin 20:00 FRI (b011ckhy)

Alan Ayckbourn - The Norman Conquests 13:30 SUN (b007mwg7)

Alan Ayckbourn - The Norman Conquests 03:30 MON (b007mwg7)

All the Way from Memphis 09:30 WED (b00mdyl9)

All the Way from Memphis 02:30 THU (b00mdyl9)

Andy Barrett - The Perfect Wood 11:15 WED (b007jtmh)

Andy Barrett - The Perfect Wood 21:15 WED (b007jtmh)

Andy Barrett - The Perfect Wood 04:15 THU (b007jtmh)

Angelos Epithemiou's Big Issue 23:30 WED (b01qfr6j)

Arthur C Clarke Stories 00:00 SAT (b007jvt0)

Arthur Smith's Balham Bash 22:30 FRI (b00lp32n)

At Home With Hinge and Bracket 17:00 MON (b008qq3d)

At Home With Hinge and Bracket 05:00 TUE (b008qq3d)

Atomic Tales 18:00 SAT (b007jx7x)

Atomic Tales 00:00 SUN (b007jx7x)

Babblewick Hall 07:00 TUE (b01n21l1)

Babblewick Hall 17:30 TUE (b01n21l1)

Babblewick Hall 05:30 WED (b01n21l1)

Beachcomber... By the Way 17:00 FRI (b008m24j)

Bill Connor - Cassandra's Good Food Guide 07:15 SUN (b00vcptg)

Bill Connor - Cassandra's Good Food Guide 13:15 SUN (b00vcptg)

Bleak Expectations 09:00 MON (b00cxvxj)

Bleak Expectations 22:30 MON (b00cxvxj)

Bleak Expectations 02:00 TUE (b00cxvxj)

Bright Young Things 10:45 SUN (b00pfsqt)

Bright Young Things 21:45 SUN (b00pfsqt)

Bright Young Things 01:45 MON (b00pfsqt)

Capital Gains 17:00 THU (b00slqv8)

Capital Gains 05:00 FRI (b00slqv8)

Charles Dickens 10:00 MON (b0081s0d)

Charles Dickens 15:00 MON (b0081s0d)

Charles Dickens 03:00 TUE (b0081s0d)

Charles Dickens 10:00 TUE (b0081t1f)

Charles Dickens 15:00 TUE (b0081t1f)

Charles Dickens 03:00 WED (b0081t1f)

Charles Dickens 10:00 WED (b0081vdy)

Charles Dickens 15:00 WED (b0081vdy)

Charles Dickens 03:00 THU (b0081vdy)

Charles Dickens 10:00 THU (b0081w2g)

Charles Dickens 15:00 THU (b0081w2g)

Charles Dickens 03:00 FRI (b0081w2g)

Clare in the Community 07:30 SUN (b00hq0nc)

Clare in the Community 22:00 SUN (b00hq0nc)

Coming Alive 09:00 FRI (b00fks6h)

Dad's Army 14:00 SAT (b007jpkw)

Dad's Army 08:00 THU (b007jpp4)

Dad's Army 12:00 THU (b007jpp4)

Dad's Army 19:00 THU (b007jpp4)

Dave Podmore 23:30 TUE (b007r4mh)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:00 SUN (b03tr6kd)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:00 SUN (b03tr6kd)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 01:00 MON (b03tr6kd)

Dick Francis 01:30 SAT (b007n1gf)

Dick Francis 06:30 MON (b007n9gl)

Dick Francis 13:30 MON (b007n9gl)

Dick Francis 20:30 MON (b007n9gl)

Dick Francis 01:30 TUE (b007n9gl)

Dick Francis 06:30 TUE (b007ncw9)

Dick Francis 13:30 TUE (b007ncw9)

Dick Francis 20:30 TUE (b007ncw9)

Dick Francis 01:30 WED (b007ncw9)

Dilemma 07:30 TUE (b03szh9f)

Dilemma 22:00 TUE (b03szh9f)

Doctor Who 18:00 SUN (b018jsf5)

Doctor Who 00:00 MON (b018jsf5)

Four Joneses and a Jenkins 09:00 THU (b007jz3j)

Four Joneses and a Jenkins 02:00 FRI (b007jz3j)

Garrison Keillor's Radio Show 08:00 SAT (b01bw4wv)

Garrison Keillor's Radio Show 15:00 SAT (b01bw4wv)

Garrison Keillor's Radio Show 01:00 SUN (b01bw4wv)

Genius 23:30 MON (b00brvcm)

Genius 09:30 TUE (b00brvcm)

Genius 02:30 WED (b00brvcm)

Goodness Gracious Me 23:30 FRI (b007jwpj)

Hamish and Dougal: You'll Have Had Your Tea 22:30 THU (b00770bs)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:00 WED (b007jsvk)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:00 WED (b007jsvk)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:00 WED (b007jsvk)

Huddwinks 05:00 SAT (b00fsmzd)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 08:30 WED (b00h8kxm)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 12:30 WED (b00h8kxm)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 19:30 WED (b00h8kxm)

Ian Fleming - Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 09:00 SUN (b00zzwfj)

Ian Fleming - Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 17:00 SUN (b00zzwfj)

Ian Fleming - Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 05:00 MON (b00zzwfj)

Isy Suttie: Pearl and Dave 23:30 SAT (b0196rpc)

Jacqueline Susann - Valley of the Dolls (Omnibus) 06:00 SUN (b00mp6nc)

Jacqueline Susann - Valley of the Dolls (Omnibus) 12:00 SUN (b00mp6nc)

Jay Rayner Gets Stuffed 09:00 SAT (b03tr1fv)

Jay Rayner Gets Stuffed 19:00 SAT (b03tr1fv)

Jill Paton Walsh - A Piece of Justice 03:00 SAT (b010vyt7)

Jon Ronson On 23:30 SUN (b0076q2k)

Justin Moorhouse - The Big Am I 23:00 SAT (b00h34d9)

Kerry's List 07:30 FRI (b01s46vd)

Kerry's List 22:00 FRI (b01s46vd)

Khaled Hosseini - The Kite Runner 14:30 MON (b007zgqv)

Khaled Hosseini - The Kite Runner 14:30 TUE (b007zj0d)

Khaled Hosseini - The Kite Runner 14:30 WED (b007zlbv)

Khaled Hosseini - The Kite Runner 14:30 THU (b007zmwf)

Khaled Hosseini - The Kite Runner 14:30 FRI (b007znmx)

Life, Death and Sex with Mike and Sue 09:30 THU (b007jq2b)

Life, Death and Sex with Mike and Sue 02:30 FRI (b007jq2b)

Loose Ends 11:15 MON (b03tr28x)

Loose Ends 21:15 MON (b03tr28x)

Loose Ends 04:15 TUE (b03tr28x)

Mark Steel's in Town 07:30 WED (b03sztxc)

Mark Steel's in Town 22:00 WED (b03sztxc)

Martyn Wade - Dogged Persistence 11:15 TUE (b009xytf)

Martyn Wade - Dogged Persistence 21:15 TUE (b009xytf)

Martyn Wade - Dogged Persistence 04:15 WED (b009xytf)

Mel's Mix: The Best of The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 SUN (b03tr8lk)

Millport 02:00 SAT (b00762cq)

Miss Marple 01:00 SAT (b007jnl4)

Mitch Benn Is the 37th Beatle 07:30 THU (b03szxdh)

Mitch Benn Is the 37th Beatle 22:00 THU (b03szxdh)

Molly Keane - Good Behaviour 06:00 SAT (b03tqzsh)

Molly Keane - Good Behaviour 16:00 SAT (b03tqzsh)

Molly Keane - Good Behaviour 04:00 SUN (b03tqzsh)

Nick Warburton - Purvis 11:15 FRI (b007k1jy)

Nick Warburton - Purvis 21:15 FRI (b007k1jy)

Old Harry's Game 23:00 WED (b007jmd4)

On the Hour 23:00 FRI (b007k3zk)

One Foot in the Grave 07:00 MON (b007jmxg)

One Foot in the Grave 17:30 MON (b007jmxg)

One Foot in the Grave 05:30 TUE (b007jmxg)

Paul Mendelson - Fireworks at the Villa Lucia 04:15 SAT (b0140v3v)

Pavilion Pieces 04:00 SAT (b00m175f)

Pavilion Pieces 11:00 MON (b00m17ft)

Pavilion Pieces 21:00 MON (b00m17ft)

Pavilion Pieces 04:00 TUE (b00m17ft)

Pavilion Pieces 11:00 TUE (b00m17fx)

Pavilion Pieces 21:00 TUE (b00m17fx)

Pavilion Pieces 04:00 WED (b00m17fx)

Petrella 13:15 SAT (b007jmdg)

Petrella 03:15 SUN (b007jmdg)

Political Animals 17:45 SAT (b03ktz1b)

Political Animals 05:45 SUN (b03ktz1b)

Radio Anarchists 11:00 SUN (b00828ml)

Radio Anarchists 19:00 SUN (b00828ml)

Radio Anarchists 02:00 MON (b00828ml)

Roger Hume - The Campden Wonder 10:00 FRI (b00mrhdm)

Roger Hume - The Campden Wonder 15:00 FRI (b00mrhdm)

Round the Horne 08:00 MON (b00tb9j7)

Round the Horne 12:00 MON (b00tb9j7)

Round the Horne 19:00 MON (b00tb9j7)

Rubbish 23:00 THU (b0084j26)

Rudy's Rare Records 23:00 TUE (b00nsfzp)

Shappi Talk 22:30 WED (b00lh4yp)

Sherlock Holmes 06:30 WED (b007jq1v)

Sherlock Holmes 13:30 WED (b007jq1v)

Sherlock Holmes 20:30 WED (b007jq1v)

Sherlock Holmes 01:30 THU (b007jq1v)

Sherlock Holmes 06:30 THU (b007jq28)

Sherlock Holmes 13:30 THU (b007jq28)

Sherlock Holmes 20:30 THU (b007jq28)

Sherlock Holmes 01:30 FRI (b007jq28)

Simon Bovey - The Voice of God 00:30 SAT (b007jwlh)

Simon Guerrier - Graceless 18:00 MON (b01l1h2g)

Simon Guerrier - Graceless 00:00 TUE (b01l1h2g)

Simon Guerrier - Graceless 18:00 TUE (b01l1lpf)

Simon Guerrier - Graceless 00:00 WED (b01l1lpf)

Simon Guerrier - Graceless 18:00 WED (b01l1wsj)

Simon Guerrier - Graceless 00:00 THU (b01l1wsj)

Simon Guerrier - Graceless 18:00 THU (b01l1zzx)

Simon Guerrier - Graceless 00:00 FRI (b01l1zzx)

Simon Guerrier - Graceless 18:00 FRI (b01l2wcw)

Smelling of Roses 05:30 SAT (b007k0v3)

Smelling of Roses 07:00 FRI (b007k131)

Smelling of Roses 17:30 FRI (b007k131)

Someone Like Me by Miles Kington 14:45 MON (b00dp3qs)

Someone Like Me by Miles Kington 14:45 TUE (b00dp6f6)

Someone Like Me by Miles Kington 14:45 WED (b00dpg1d)

Someone Like Me by Miles Kington 14:45 THU (b00dpnwr)

Someone Like Me by Miles Kington 14:45 FRI (b00dpspz)

Steptoe and Son 08:00 FRI (b007k094)

Steptoe and Son 12:00 FRI (b007k094)

Steptoe and Son 19:00 FRI (b007k094)

Sue Rodwell - The Last Trace 11:15 THU (b00lbnyv)

Sue Rodwell - The Last Trace 21:15 THU (b00lbnyv)

Sue Rodwell - The Last Trace 04:15 FRI (b00lbnyv)

Take It From Here 08:30 THU (b0129500)

Take It From Here 12:30 THU (b0129500)

Take It From Here 19:30 THU (b0129500)

Take It From the Chorus 11:30 SUN (b007k2rh)

Take It From the Chorus 19:30 SUN (b007k2rh)

Take It From the Chorus 02:30 MON (b007k2rh)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 MON (b03trtrk)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 TUE (b03trysp)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 WED (b03ttmvs)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 THU (b03ttxdj)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 FRI (b03tvfgg)

The Alan Davies Show 07:00 THU (b00898wy)

The Alan Davies Show 17:30 THU (b00898wy)

The Alan Davies Show 05:30 FRI (b00898wy)

The Burkiss Way 08:00 SUN (b00jr7fr)

The Burkiss Way 15:00 SUN (b00jr7fr)

The Burkiss Way 20:00 SUN (b00jr7fr)

The Burkiss Way 03:00 MON (b00jr7fr)

The Castle 22:30 TUE (b00gs3kv)

The Change 02:30 SAT (b0076cwf)

The Change 09:30 FRI (b0076czk)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 SUN (b03w0l39)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 FRI (b03w0l62)

The Comedy Club Interviews 23:25 FRI (b03w0l71)

The Consultants 22:45 THU (b007k320)

The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show 14:30 SAT (b01j9t01)

The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show 08:30 TUE (b01jl8hs)

The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show 12:30 TUE (b01jl8hs)

The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show 19:30 TUE (b01jl8hs)

The Goon Show 08:00 TUE (b0089j6x)

The Goon Show 12:00 TUE (b0089j6x)

The Goon Show 19:00 TUE (b0089j6x)

The Heart of Saturday Night 11:00 WED (b00mbl9q)

The Heart of Saturday Night 21:00 WED (b00mbl9q)

The Heart of Saturday Night 04:00 THU (b00mbl9q)

The Heart of Saturday Night 11:00 THU (b00mbxfb)

The Heart of Saturday Night 21:00 THU (b00mbxfb)

The Heart of Saturday Night 04:00 FRI (b00mbxfb)

The Heart of Saturday Night 11:00 FRI (b00mbxdw)

The Heart of Saturday Night 21:00 FRI (b00mbxdw)

The Ken Dodd Show 08:30 SUN (b03tr5pj)

The Ken Dodd Show 15:30 SUN (b03tr5pj)

The Ken Dodd Show 20:30 SUN (b03tr5pj)

The Lee Mack Show 22:30 SAT (b00bwzv3)

The Leopard in Autumn 07:00 WED (b00s5xtl)

The Leopard in Autumn 17:30 WED (b00s5xtl)

The Leopard in Autumn 05:30 THU (b00s5xtl)

The Man in Black 18:30 SAT (b00yng5w)

The Man in Black 00:30 SUN (b00yng5w)

The Navy Lark 08:30 MON (b0178zz9)

The Navy Lark 12:30 MON (b0178zz9)

The Navy Lark 19:30 MON (b0178zz9)

The Now Show 23:00 MON (b03t3dvv)

The Now Show 09:00 TUE (b03t3dvv)

The Now Show 02:00 WED (b03t3dvv)

The Problem With Adam Bloom 23:30 THU (b01bl9xm)

The Stanley Baxter Playhouse 09:00 WED (b00jjn19)

The Stanley Baxter Playhouse 02:00 THU (b00jjn19)

The Unbelievable Truth 07:30 MON (b03srj01)

The Unbelievable Truth 22:00 MON (b03srj01)

Trueman and Riley 06:00 MON (b00j1w35)

Trueman and Riley 13:00 MON (b00j1w35)

Trueman and Riley 20:00 MON (b00j1w35)

Trueman and Riley 01:00 TUE (b00j1w35)

Trueman and Riley 06:00 TUE (b00j1whb)

Trueman and Riley 13:00 TUE (b00j1whb)

Trueman and Riley 20:00 TUE (b00j1whb)

Trueman and Riley 01:00 WED (b00j1whb)

Trueman and Riley 06:00 WED (b00j2510)

Trueman and Riley 13:00 WED (b00j2510)

Trueman and Riley 20:00 WED (b00j2510)

Trueman and Riley 01:00 THU (b00j2510)

Trueman and Riley 06:00 THU (b00j272j)

Trueman and Riley 13:00 THU (b00j272j)

Trueman and Riley 20:00 THU (b00j272j)

Trueman and Riley 01:00 FRI (b00j272j)

Up the Garden Path 17:00 TUE (b007w43j)

Up the Garden Path 05:00 WED (b007w43j)

Vent 23:00 SUN (b01f9xz7)

Voices From the Grave 18:30 SUN (b007jwn1)

Voices From the Grave 00:30 MON (b007jwn1)

Warhorses of Letters 17:30 SAT (b03srddp)

Warhorses of Letters 05:30 SUN (b03srddp)

When the Dog Dies 09:30 MON (b00s9l4y)

When the Dog Dies 02:30 TUE (b00s9l4y)

Wimsey 06:30 FRI (b007jwcn)

Wimsey 13:30 FRI (b007jwcn)

Wimsey 20:30 FRI (b007jwcn)

Writing the Century - Omnibus 12:00 SAT (b03tr32y)

Writing the Century - Omnibus 02:00 SUN (b03tr32y)

Yes Minister 08:30 FRI (b007jnk7)

Yes Minister 12:30 FRI (b007jnk7)

Yes Minister 19:30 FRI (b007jnk7)