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SATURDAY 15 FEBRUARY 2014

SAT 00:00 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.


SAT 01:00 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.


SAT 01:30 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..


SAT 02:00 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.


SAT 02:30 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.


SAT 03:00 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


SAT 04:00 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.


SAT 04:15 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.


SAT 05:00 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.


SAT 05:30 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.


SAT 06:00 Ellen Dryden - The Lake (b007jqb7)
Childhood memories draw obsessed Ben Wheeler back to a lake.

Ellen Dryden’s murder mystery.

CAST:

Ben Wheeler .... James Aubrey
Isobel ... Karen Archer
Val .... Pauline Yates
Ruth .... Frances Jeater
Moonstone .... Teresa Gallagher
Chris .... Barry Woolgar
Jamie .... Nicholas Boulton
Rick .... David Thorpe
Rosie .... Isabelle Huet
Tom .... John Prendergast
Child's voice .... Hayley Thomas
Detective Sergeant .... Steve Hodson
Constable .... Angus Wright
Reporter .... Michael Onslow
Mother .... Rachel Atkins
Woman at Lake .... Lala Lloyd
Man at Lake .... James Taylor
Newsreader .... Lynda Gregory

Director: Ned Chaillet

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1993.


SAT 07:30 My Yiddisher Mother Tongue (b00n5nz2)
Writer and comedian David Schneider goes on a personal journey through Yiddish culture and language.

Schneider, who first came to fame on The Day Today and I'm Alan Partridge, is the grandson of a Yiddish playwright and a Yiddish actress. He returns to Whitechapel and Vienna where his grandparents performed and considers the rich thousand-year history of the language.

Contributors include Yiddish enthusiasts including Michael Grade and General Colin Powell, who picked up the language in his teens when he worked in a Jewish toy store in New York.


SAT 08:00 Garrison Keillor's Radio Show (b01f8jls)
Series 7

Episode 24

From the Town Hall in New York City, the funny man celebrates Shakespeare. With guitarists Sergio and Odair Assad. From 2011.


SAT 09:00 Comedy Controller (b00tk7dk)
David Quantick

Comedy writer David Quantick is BBC Radio 4 Extra's Comedy Controller for three glorious hours.

His archive choices include Hello Cheeky (02/06/1973), King Cutler (15/02/1990), I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again - Ser 9. 3/8 Star Trek (18/11/1973), Uncle Mort's North Country - Ser 2. 1/5 (13/04/1989), You'll Have Had Your Tea: Hamish & Dougal - Ser 2. 1/6 (25/02/2004)

'Reality Is an Illusion Caused by Lack of NF Simpson' (05/04/2007) is a documentary David made about the surrealist and comic playwright. Plus enjoy three of Simpson's finest 'Snippets' covering the likes of Hereward the Wake's teeth to Leibniz's discovery of the infinitesimal calculus - seemingly found in a corner crouching behind a curtain!

His final choice is Steven Appleby's Normal Life - Ser 1. 1/6 (08/08/2001)

David's career began as a music journalist at NME where his reputation for witty writing soon led him to scripting comedy sketches for Spitting Image. His many radio credits include On the Hour, Bussman and Quantick Kingsize, The 99p Show and The Blaggers Guide. His impressive TV writing credentials include The Day Today, Brass Eye, The Fast Show, ScreenWatch and Harry Hill's TV Burp.


SAT 12:00 Craven Omnibus (b03vcqs6)
Series 4

Made for 4 Extra. A teenager's body is found hanging in a wood. DCI Craven investigates, but also has problems closer to home. With Maxine Peake.


SAT 13:15 Petrella (b007jpny)
Series 2

The Missionary Position

A drugs tip-off leads the inspector to a boxing gym, where his police colleague encounters a former tutor. Stars Philip Jackson.


SAT 14:00 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.


SAT 14:30 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.


SAT 15:00 Garrison Keillor's Radio Show (b01f8jls)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SAT 16:00 James Joyce - Blind Date With Bloomsday (b011tynw)
Much quoted but arguably little read, James Joyce's Ulysses is a Modernist classic. Set on June 16th 1904, the author cannily assigned his novel its own annual feast day. Peter White travelled to Dublin on Bloomsday last year to meet the celebrants who enthusiastically enact sections of the book.

Among them - resplendent in boater and blazer - is Irish Senator David Norris, a founder of Dublin's Joyce Centre, explaining how an apparently random string of consonants precisely captures the sound of a breaking wave. But there's also the writer and Irish Times journalist John Waters who's courageous enough to confess that he's only ever managed to get as far as page 35 of Ulysses. "It's more important to Irish tourism", he says, "than to readers".

What Peter White realises is that whilst the text of Ulysses might be dense and difficult on the page, it is in fact perfectly suited to the ear, as radio - filled with gleeful linguistic tricks, puns and jokes and stream of consciousness bawdiness.

Having read Ulysses in Braille, Peter finds out that Joyce was long troubled by eye problems, and that the author's eyesight worsened considerably whilst writing the book when exiled in Zurich. As a blind man himself, Peter is interested to hear how Joyce uses blindness and myopia to great symbolic effect in his work - evoking the whole of Dublin society by emphasising all the senses - sound, touch and smell as much as sight.
Producer Mark Smalley.


SAT 16:30 Dermot Bolger - Martha's Streets (b03vcpd8)
4 Extra Debut. A woman recalls how James Joyce's Ulysses profoundly influenced her life for the better. Read by Doreen Keogh.


SAT 16:45 James Joyce's Ulysses (b03vcpdb)
James Joyce's Ulysses

Episode 1

16th June 1904: Stephen Dedalus and Leopold Bloom's Dublin days unwind. With Henry Goodman, Andrew Scott and Stephen Rea.

8am: 'Stately plump' Buck Mulligan calls Stephen Dedalus to the top of the Martello tower overlooking Dublin Bay - and so begins James Joyce's celebrated account of the 16th June 1904. The combined stories of Stephen and Leopold Bloom as they meander through the city. Dramatised by Robin Brooks.

8.15am: Stephen Dedalus breakfasts with Mulligan and the Englishman Haines before walking out along the strand to the swimming place at Forty Foot Hole.

10am: Stephen Dedalus collects his wages from Headmaster Deasy, who wants Stephen to deliver a letter about the recent outbreak of Foot and Mouth disease to the editor of the Evening Telegraph.

8am: 7 Eccles Street, Dublin. The home of Leopold and Marion (Molly) Bloom. Bloom, we are told, 'eats with relish the inner organs of beasts and fowls' and cooks himself a pork kidney for breakfast. While Molly receives a letter from concert promoter Hugh 'Blazes' Boylan who has arranged to visit her later in the day, Bloom prepares to attend Paddy Dignam's funeral at Glasnevin cemetery.

11am: Stephen walks on Sandymount Strand before visiting the offices of the Evening Telegraph, where he catches a glimpse of advertising salesman Leopold Bloom. Stephen takes the Editor out for a drink, while Bloom slips into Davy Byrne's pub for a cheese sandwich.


SAT 18:00 James Joyce's Ulysses (b03vcpdd)
James Joyce's Ulysses

Episode 2

16th June 1904: Stephen explains his theory of Hamlet, then Bloom argues with the bigoted 'Citizen'. With Henry Goodman and Andrew Scott.

2pm: Stephen tries to get commissioned for an article at the National Library, while Leopold Bloom takes lunch at the Ormond Hotel and listens to Simon Dedalus and Benjamin Dollard sing at the piano.

Mid-afternoon: Hugh 'Blazes' Boylan is on his way to his adulterous assignation with Molly Bloom in Eccles Street.

5pm: Bloom gets into an argument with the 'Citizen' which climaxes in mock-heroic battle. Bloom makes a dignified retreat and his opponent flings a biscuit tin after him.

This episode is narrated by an anonymous crony of the 'Citizen', an anti-semitic Nationalist bigot. Repulsive as he is, he provides an opportunity for Bloom to show his true heroism by arguing against prejudice and preaching a doctrine of love and understanding.

Dramatised by Robin Brooks.


SAT 19:20 James Joyce's Ulysses (b03vcpdg)
James Joyce's Ulysses

Episode 3

8pm, 16th June 1904: Bloom spies on Gerty, then rescues Stephen from a brawl outside a brothel. With Henry Goodman and Frances Barber.

Bloom cannot go home, for he knows that Molly has an adulterous appointment with Hugh 'Blazes' Boylan. So he stands on the beach at nightfall watching Gerty MacDowell enjoy the fireworks.

Meanwhile, at the maternity hospital in Holles Street, Mina Purefoy is still struggling - after three days - to give birth. Nearby, Stephen Dedalus joins a raucous group of medical students and Bloom also joins the party, which then moves off to Bella Cohen's brothel.

Dramatised by Robin Brooks.


SAT 21:05 James Joyce's Ulysses (b03vcpdj)
James Joyce's Ulysses

Episode 4

After midnight: Bloom takes Stephen home and gives him cocoa. Molly muses on her afternoon with Boylan. With Niamh Cusack.

Bloom takes Stephen home, and gives him a cup of cocoa. They talk, relieve themselves in the garden and go their separate ways. Bloom thinks on Molly's sexual encounter with Blazes Boylan. He joins her in bed. He sleeps. Then Molly also muses on Boylan, re-living the afternoon's activity and winding up all the threads and themes of the day.

Dramatised by Robin Brooks.


SAT 22:00 4 Stands Up (b00k4g55)
Series 3

Episode 6

Three gourmet stand-ups, served by Chris Addison. With Matt Kirshen, Tim Vine and Pippa Evans as twisted country singer Loretta Maine. From May 2009.


SAT 22:30 The Lee Mack Show (b00c075z)
Tom Robinson

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


SAT 23:00 Saturday Stand-Up (b0101jpz)
Whoopi Goldberg

American actress and comedian Whoopi Goldberg entertains a New York audience on Broadway with her act based on stand-up characters.

As menopausal mum Lauralene, she chats frankly about everything from sanitary products through to the perils of shopping for clothes. The show concludes with Whoopi's monologue which reveals the unusual tale of how an unnamed disabled woman found romance.

From 2006.



SUNDAY 16 FEBRUARY 2014

SUN 00:00 Nathaniel Hawthorne - Rappaccini's Daughter (b00qxcff)
Student Giovanni becomes obsessed with a mysterious girl living next door. Dark sci-fi romance starring Joseph Cohen-Cole.


SUN 00:30 The Man in Black (b00yw4bc)
Series 3

Lights Out by Christopher Golden & Amber Benson

A group of women prisoners try to protect themselves from a malevolent force stalking the corridors at night...

Mark Gatiss stars as sinister raconteur, The Man in Black, to introduce Christopher Golden and Amber Benson's chilling tale.

Sarah ...... Jasmine Hyde
Izra ...... Vineeta Rishi
Guard ...... Joanna Monroe
Gemma ...... Leah Brotherhood
Agnes ...... Sally Orrock
The Ghosts ...... Deeivya Meir

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

Director: Gemma Jenkins

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


SUN 01:00 Garrison Keillor's Radio Show (b01f8jls)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:00 Craven Omnibus (b03vcqs6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 on Saturday]


SUN 03:15 Petrella (b007jpny)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:15 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 Ellen Dryden - The Lake (b007jqb7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 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.


SUN 06:00 AM Homes - This Book Will Save Your Life (b03vcrhr)
Made for 4 Extra. Omnibus edition. 'Consider everything useful information'. Richard Novak's pain leads to a crying woman and a hobo writer. Stars Tony Pasqualini.


SUN 07:15 Bill Connor - Cassandra's Good Food Guide (b00vcqlg)
Episode 3

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

Read by the late Roger Lloyd Pack

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


SUN 07:30 Clare in the Community (b00htvhj)
Series 5

Girls on Film

Clare has a new trainee social worker to break-in, Brian has football problems, plus the family centre is the focus of a documentary film.

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

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

Written by Harry Venning and David Ramsden.

Producer: Katie Tyrrell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2009.


SUN 08:00 The Burkiss Way (b00jr7ft)
Series 2

Do You-Know-What The Burkiss Way

Any doubts about you-know-what are put to rest.

The Burkiss Way to Dynamic Living courtesy of Jo Kendall, Nigel Rees, Chris Emmett and Fred Harris.

With written hints by Andrew Marshall and David Renwick (who don't want to spell it out).

A discreet production from Simon Brett.

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


SUN 08:30 The Ken Dodd Show (b03vcrpy)
Doddy's Comic Cuts

Could Ken Dodd have invented the mp3-player before its time? A musical washer is one of many innovations. From January 1974.


SUN 09:00 FH Burnett - The Secret Garden (b00rfqhm)
Episode 1

Frances Hodgson Burnett's classic tale finds young Mary sent to England after the tragic death of her parents. Stars Beryl Reid.


SUN 09:30 Time Hops (b007k1mt)
Once Upon a Time

A screwball scientist mouse escapes from the future to 1994 and enlists the help of three children to save the planet.

A five-part comedy sci-fi by Alan Gilbey and David Richard-Fox.

Stars Sara Crowe as EK6, David Harewood as RV101, Nicola Stapleton as Steph, Paul Reynolds as Baz, Dax O'Callaghan as Max, Bradley Lavelle as Harley, Ian Masters as Norton, Margaret John as Mrs Miller, Gavin Muir as Scarrion and Oliver Senton as Scab.

Music by Richard Attree.

Producer: Nandita Ghose

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1994.


SUN 10:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b03vcskb)
Animators

Terry Gilliam

4 Extra Debut. From the Beatles to Tom Waits, Monty Python animator Terry Gilliam explains his castaway choices to Kirsty Young. From April 2011.


SUN 10:45 Bright Young Things (b00pfsqw)
Bernice Bobs Her Hair

And now the second of our stories celebrating the riotous, cocktail-swilling, 'Bright Young Things' of the interwar years. Laurel Lefkow reads F Scott Fitzgerald's classic Jazz Age tale set in 1920s California, 'Bernice Bobs her Hair', in which revenge comes in the shape of a daring new hairstyle.

F. Scott Fitzgerald, author of 'The Beautiful and the Damned', 'Tender is the Night' and 'The Great Gatsby', is regarded as one of the twentieth century's greatest writers. His stories epitomised the Jazz Age, which he defined as a 'generation grown up to find all Gods dead, all wars fought, all faiths in man shaken'.

Written by F Scott Fitzgerald
Read by Laurel Lefkow
Abridged by Richard Hamilton
Produced by Justine Willett.


SUN 11:00 The Infinite Monkey Cage (b00snrk2)
Series 2

Popular Science

Physicist Brian Cox and comedian Robin Ince return for a new series of Radio 4's witty, irreverent and unashamedly rational look at the world according to science. In a special programme recorded as part of this year's Cheltenham Science Festival, Brian and Robin are joined by special guests Ben Miller and Robert Winston to explore the choppy waters of science and fame. Are we are entering a golden age of science popularity? Is there a genuine interest in the wonder of science and is science the real star or is it simply being dumbed down as a result of our celebrity obsessed culture? They'll be asking whether science needs to be popular and whether this new wave of enthusiasm has any real impact on science policy, or the quality of science being done in this country. Has science finally found the S Factor?
Producer: Alexandra Feachem.


SUN 11:30 The Friend in the Corner (b007k0s2)
1936

Sir John Reith's BBC discovers how to operate away from the studios. Six selected years in radio history with Daphne Oxenford.


SUN 12:00 AM Homes - This Book Will Save Your Life (b03vcrhr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SUN 13:15 Bill Connor - Cassandra's Good Food Guide (b00vcqlg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today]


SUN 13:30 Alan Ayckbourn - The Norman Conquests (b007jwzb)
Round and Round the Garden

A weekend of tangled relationships moves out into the grounds of a country house. Stars Robin Herford and Diane Bull.


SUN 15:00 The Burkiss Way (b00jr7ft)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 15:30 The Ken Dodd Show (b03vcrpy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 16:00 Mel's Mix: The Best of The 4 O'Clock Show (b03vczgp)
Mel is back with highlights from the past week, including another chance to hear the first episode of recent series Junior Just a Minute with Nicholas Parsons.


SUN 17:00 FH Burnett - The Secret Garden (b00rfqhm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SUN 17:30 Time Hops (b007k1mt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


SUN 18:00 Doctor Who (b018sss2)
The Pyramids of Mars

Episode 6

The Time Lord travels to Mars to defeat Sutekh, but his only weapon is time itself. Fourth Doctor adventure read by Tom Baker.


SUN 18:30 Voices From the Grave (b007jwn6)
The Parson

Back from missionary work abroad, Reverend Martin Stokes stumbles into a nightmare of biblical proportions abroad.

David Varela's horror stars Mark Bazeley as Rev. Martin Stokes, Lynne Verrall as Mrs Cameron, Geoffrey Beevers as Bishop Millcock, Wayne Foskett as Randall, Stephen Hogan as Sid and Gerard McDermott as Joseph.

Voices From The Grave is a series of four chilling and intimate dramas, inspired by existing ghost stories from around Britain. The writers make these stories more than simply scary - they are studies of humanity, love, rage and despair, of passion, longing and pain.
David has written plays for BBC Radio 4 as well as for TV and film.

Producer: Luke Fresle

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in 2007.


SUN 19:00 The Infinite Monkey Cage (b00snrk2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 19:30 The Friend in the Corner (b007k0s2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:30 today]


SUN 20:00 The Burkiss Way (b00jr7ft)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 20:30 The Ken Dodd Show (b03vcrpy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b03vcskb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


SUN 21:45 Bright Young Things (b00pfsqw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today]


SUN 22:00 Clare in the Community (b00htvhj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 22:30 1966 and All That (b01phm54)
The 1980s and 90s

Neil Knock-Knock becomes leader of the Labour Party; Jeffrey Archer reveals he's won the Nobel Prize; Lloads of London goes pear-shaped; and John Minor stands against himself . . . and loses.

Craig Brown's satirical history of Britain reaches the 1980s and 90s.

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 (b03w0l64)
The best in contemporary comedy. Tonight, Arthur Smith speaks to Ivo Graham - and he speaks back.


SUN 23:00 Vent (b01flqm7)
Series 3

Victoria

Ben begins to resent being pushed around, and imagines a different life back in Victorian times when he might have got things his own way a bit more often.

But then he gets into an argument with Benjamin Disraeli...

Starring Neil Pearson.

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

Ben ...... Neil Pearson
Mary ...... Fiona Allen
Mum ...... Josie Lawrence
Blitz ...... Leslie Ash
Nurse ...... Jo Martin
Derek ...... Stephen Frost
Marley ...... Spencer Brown
Disraeli ...... Matthew Kelly
Bea ...... Scarlett Milburn-Smith
Grocer ...... Nigel Hastings

Director: Nigel Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2009.


SUN 23:30 The Boosh (b007jmf4)
Stolen

Zookeepers Howard Moon and Vince Noir try to catch an animal thief at Bob Fossil's Zoo - with the help of a deer costume.

Written by and starring Noel Fielding and Julian Barratt,

The Boosh is a surreal adventure based on the Perrier Award-winning comedy show, featuring Howard and Vince's battles with zoo manager Bob Fossil.

Vince is a regular 'Mowgli in flares' due to his affinity with animals and adoration for all things Seventies, whereas Howard likes to think he's more the brains of the duo, destined for better things.

Howard Moon ...... Julian Barrattt
Vince Noir ...... Noel Fielding
Bob Fossil ...... Rich Fulcher
Graham ...... Lee Mack
Bloke ...... Simon Evans

After BBC radio gave them their big break with this series, they transferred to BBC TV where The Mighty Boosh ran for three series.

Producer: Danny Wallace.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2001.



MONDAY 17 FEBRUARY 2014

MON 00:00 Doctor Who (b018sss2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 00:30 Voices From the Grave (b007jwn6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b03vcskb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


MON 01:45 Bright Young Things (b00pfsqw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]


MON 02:00 The Infinite Monkey Cage (b00snrk2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:30 The Friend in the Corner (b007k0s2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:30 on Sunday]


MON 03:00 The Burkiss Way (b00jr7ft)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Sunday]


MON 03:30 Alan Ayckbourn - The Norman Conquests (b007jwzb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:30 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 FH Burnett - The Secret Garden (b00rfqhm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 Time Hops (b007k1mt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 Agatha Raisin (b011d9p3)
Series 1

The Body in the Bathroom

Hunting the village killer, the amateur sleuth resorts to barefaced lies, burglary and badger-watching.

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
Mrs Bloxby …. Liza Sadovy
DC Bill Wong …. Ben Crowe
Fred Huntingdon …. Jillie Meers

Director: Carol Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2004.


MON 06:30 Wimsey (b007jwct)
Murder Must Advertise

2. Singular Spotlessness of a Lethal Weapon

As his undercover murder probe at an advertising agency continues, Lord Peter Wimsey witnesses someone get a pasting that was meant for him...

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

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
Pamela Dean …. Amanda Murray
Ginger Joe …. Greg Mandell

Dramatised by Alistair Beaton.

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1979.


MON 07:00 One Foot in the Grave (b007jn08)
Timeless Time

Follwing his enforced retirement, grumpy Victor Meldrew's insomnia keeps Margaret awake.

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

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

Producer: Diane Messias

First broadcast in January 1995 on BBC Radio 2.


MON 07:30 Just a Minute (b03trq8h)
Series 68

Episode 1

The panel game in which the contestants are challenged to speak for one minute without hesitation, deviation or repetition on any subject given to them by the legendary host Nicholas Parsons.
The players in this first episode are Gyles Brandreth, Tony Hawks, Fi Glover and Paul Merton. Subjects include' Why Geese Fly In a V Formation' and 'Listening to Radio 4'.
Producer: Tilusha Ghelani.


MON 08:00 Round the Horne (b00td9bn)
Series 4

Episode 13

Five Go Mad In Ancient Rome, shock news from 'Woman of the Year' - and Kenneth Horne discovers Julian and Sandy are multilingual.

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 (b017h7cp)
Impressions for Survival

The crew of HMS Troutbridge is set to be disbanded if Povey gets his way, but Pertwee has a cunning plan.

Stars Leslie Phillips, Jon Pertwee and Stephen Murray.

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

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

Written by Lawrie Wyman.

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on BBC Radio2 in May 1971.


MON 09:00 Bleak Expectations (b00d0yhx)
Series 2

A Recovery All Made Miserable

The thrilling Victorian comic epic sees young Pip nursed to health by the Reverend Fecund and his daughter Ripely, but why must her face remain hidden? Witness the horrors the rural poor in the stricken parish of Poverty Saint Mary.

But will Pip choose to fight against the injustice of it all in Parliament, where the walls are soaked in brandy, and so are the MPs, or will he follow his heart, just as soon as he can work out what it is saying to him. Meanwhile Harry has developed the steam powered Pippa detector. But will it work?

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

Volume Two, Chapter the Third: A Recovery All Made Miserable

Sir Philip...........................Richard Johnson
Mr Benevolent/Sourquil............Anthony Head
Young Pip..................................Tom Allen
Reverend Godly Fecund..........David Mitchell
Sternbeater...................Geoffrey Whitehead
Harry Biscuit......................James Bachman
Ripely Fecund......................Sarah Hadland
Pippa........................................Susy Kane
Sundry MPs..............................Mark Evans

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2008.


MON 09:30 When the Dog Dies (b00sddnk)
Series 1

Portrait of the Artist as an Old Man

Sandy's daughter Ellie is an artist but he's never liked her work. The trouble is that she never sells anything - until Sandy buys a canvas anonymously. He instantly regrets doing such a thing - what if she finds out? He must go to any length to ensure that she doesn't, even admitting to a strange predilection involving nuns...

Ronnie Corbett reunites with the writers of his hit sitcom Sorry - Ian Davidson and Peter Vincent - for a new comedy for Radio 4 about Sandy Hopper, a granddad happily growing old along with his dog Henry and his lodger, Dolores (Liza Tarbuck).

Sandy ..... Ronnie Corbett
Ellie ..... Tilly Vosburgh
Mrs Pompom ..... Sally Grace
Lance ..... Philip Bird
Dolores ..... Liza Tarbuck
Estate Agent ..... Jon Glover

Producer: Liz Anstee
A CPL production for BBC Radio 4.


MON 10:00 Evelyn Waugh - Brideshead Revisited (b007k2ms)
Beginnings

Midway through the war, a disillusioned Captain Charles Ryder finds himself posted to a remote country retreat. It's Brideshead Castle, scene of the happiest years of his young, impressionable life and the beginnings of his friendship with Sebastian Flyte - whose presence will forever haunt him.

Ben Miles and Jamie Bamber star in Evelyn Waugh's most famous novel of life, love and a forgotten era.

Dramatised in four parts by Jeremy Front.

Charles Ryder ...... Ben Miles
Sebastian Flyte ...... Jamie Bamber
Julia ...... Anne-Marie Duff
Cordelia ...... Abby Ford
Brideshead ...... Toby Jones
Boy Mulcaster ...... Tom Smith
Nanny Hawkins ...... Ann Beach
Jasper ...... Martin Hyder
Anthony Blanche ...... Geoffrey Streatfeild
Hooper ...... Andrew Wincott
Collins ...... Scott Brooksbank
Mr Ryder ...... Benjamin Whitrow

Music by Neil Brand

Director: Marion Nancarrow

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2003.


MON 11:00 Tessa Hadley - Married Love (b01dtmr0)
Friendly Fire

Shelley gets to grips with her cleaning job, and her thoughts turn to her son who is serving in Afghanistan. Read by Julia Ford.


MON 11:15 Loose Ends (b03v9p0j)
Griff Rhys Jones, Matthew Xia, Danny Wallace, Paul Whitehouse, Lily & Madeleine, Laura Cantrell

Comedian, writer, actor and television presenter, Griff Rhys Jones riffs with Clive about being Welsh and his new ITV series 'A Great Welsh Adventure with Griff Rhys Jones'.

Clive spins some records with DJ and BBC broadcaster DJ Excalibah, aka Matthew Xia, who is also an award winning director with his sold-out production of Sizwe Banzi is Dead, which returned to the Young Vic this month.

Yes Man Danny Wallace interviews Nashville-born, ex Wall Street banker and current country music star Laura Cantrell who also performs Starry Skies from her upcoming album 'No Way There From Here', out now.

Described by Johnny Depp as "the greatest actor of all time", Paul Whitehouse chats to Clive about his new BBC Radio 4 series 'Nurse'.

With more music from Indianapolis sisters Lily & Madeleine who perform their latest single 'I've Got Freedom'.

Producer: Debbie Kilbride.


MON 12:00 Round the Horne (b00td9bn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 The Navy Lark (b017h7cp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 Agatha Raisin (b011d9p3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 Wimsey (b007jwct)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 Juliet Ace - Young Victoria (b00xgp36)
Clipped Wings

The reflections of the young Victoria as she turns sixteen...

Scripted by Juliet Ace, based on the letters and diaries of the young Queen Victoria, this portrait of her younger life and the happy years of her marriage, reveals some of the remarkable and long-lasting achievements of this extraordinary queen.

Starring Imogen Stubbs as Victoria.

Duchess of Kent ........ Anna Massey
Prince Albert ........ Adrian Lukis
Baroness Lehzen ........ Selina Cadell
Sir John Conroy ........ John Rowe.
Melbourne ........ Christopher Cazenove
WAG ........ Andrew Wincott
William IV ........ Terence Edmond
Prince of Wales Bertie ........ Thomas Arnold
Princess Vicky ........ Clare Corbett
Prince of Wales Bertie as a child ........ George Allonby

Producer: Cherry Cookson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.


MON 14:15 A Short History of Ireland (b007k4cb)
The Survy Fort of Blackwater; The Earl of Essex's Failure

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


MON 14:30 James Bond - Casino Royale (b01617db)
Episode 1

The stakes are high in a dangerous game of chance, as secret agent 007 prepares to meet his enemy, the lethal Russian operative, 'Le Chiffre'.

Alex Jennings reads Ian Fleming's classic spy novel that first brought James Bond to life in 1953.

Abridged by Sally Marmion

Producer: Di Spiers

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2002.


MON 14:45 Colin Clark - My Week With Marilyn (b01llfj1)
Episode 1

How Colin Clark became Marilyn Monroe's confidante during the filming of 'The Prince and the Showgirl'. Read by Samuel Barnett.


MON 15:00 Evelyn Waugh - Brideshead Revisited (b007k2ms)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b03vgwk9)
Richard Hammond, head judge of the 500 WORDS short story competition, gives Mel his Inheritance Books, and Richard Mabey goes in search of the history of the wild rose.


MON 17:00 At Home With Hinge and Bracket (b008s999)
5. Evelyn Laye

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

Joining them in the music room is legendary British musical theatre star, Evelyn Laye.

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 (b007jn08)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 18:00 Simon Guerrier - Graceless (b01l7x0m)
Series 2

The Dark

Abby and Zara wind up in a starless, sandstorm-riven place where their powers don't work. Is it a trap? Stars Ciara Janson.

Abby - Ciara Janson
Zara - Laura Doddington
Joy - Susan Brown
Maldon - Joseph Kloska

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


MON 19:00 Round the Horne (b00td9bn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 The Navy Lark (b017h7cp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 Agatha Raisin (b011d9p3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 Wimsey (b007jwct)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 Tessa Hadley - Married Love (b01dtmr0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:15 Loose Ends (b03v9p0j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


MON 22:00 Just a Minute (b03trq8h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 Bleak Expectations (b00d0yhx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 23:00 The News Quiz Extra (b03vgwkc)
Series 10

Episode 1

A satirical review of the week's news, chaired by Sandi Toksvig, with regular panellist Jeremy Hardy and guests Samira Ahmed, Susan Calman and Phill Jupitus.


MON 23:45 Armstrong and Miller (b00t1bct)
Episode 1

Time management plus some special detectives.

Sketches and songs with Ben Miller and Alexander Armstrong in their first series for radio.

With Samuel West and Tony Gardiner.

Written by Ben Miller, Alexander Armstrong and Tony Gardiner.

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1998.



TUESDAY 18 FEBRUARY 2014

TUE 00:00 Simon Guerrier - Graceless (b01l7x0m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 Agatha Raisin (b011d9p3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 Wimsey (b007jwct)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 Bleak Expectations (b00d0yhx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 When the Dog Dies (b00sddnk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 Evelyn Waugh - Brideshead Revisited (b007k2ms)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 Tessa Hadley - Married Love (b01dtmr0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:15 Loose Ends (b03v9p0j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 At Home With Hinge and Bracket (b008s999)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 One Foot in the Grave (b007jn08)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 Agatha Raisin (b011dg1r)
Series 1

The Potted Gardener

Competition for a new garden festival in the village turns nasty, with the Grim Reaper on the prowl.

Penelope Keith stars as Agatha Raisin.

Dramatised by David Semple from MC Beaton’s novel.

Agatha Raisin …. Penelope Keith
James Lacey …. Malcolm Sinclair
Roy …. David Holt
Bernard Spott …. Paul Brooke
Mrs Bloxby …. Liza Sadovy
DC Bill Wong …. Ben Crowe

Director: Carol Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2004.


TUE 06:30 Wimsey (b007jwcz)
Murder Must Advertise

3. Unsentimental Masquerade of a Harlequin

Suspects abound as Lord Peter Wimsey dons fancy dress to probe the murder of an advertising copywriter.

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

Lord Peter Wimsey ...... Ian Carmichael
Chief Inspector Parker ...... Allan Cuthbertson
Dian de Momerie ...... Beth Morris
Mr Tallboy ...... Edward de Souza
Mr GarrettB ...... Brian Wilde
Miss Rossiter ...... Joanna Wake
Miss Meteyard ...... Frances Jeater
PC Moffat ...... Gordon Clyde

Dramatised by Alistair Beaton.

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1979..


TUE 07:00 Babblewick Hall (b01n6zrr)
Series 1

Episode 3

After a sermon from Parson Flinch on the dangers of worldly lusts, Fenton Babblewick finds himself smitten by the exquisite charms of Miss Lucinda Bluntstone.

However, before any progress can be made Fenton must satisfy the terms and conditions of Lucinda's formidable mother which includes strict stipulations concerning the long-suffering Augustus Snipe - will this prove the end of an enduring master/servant relationship?

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
Flinch ...... Maurice Denham
Mrs Bluntstone ...... Liz Spriggs
Lucinda ...... Tracie Bennett
Smellie ...... David Timson
Hartson ...... Geoffrey Whitehead

Music by Paul Mottram.

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1996.


TUE 07:30 Dilemma (b03ts4fp)
Series 3

Episode 2

Sue Perkins puts Tony Law, Isy Suttie, Gemma Cairney and Tim Harford through the moral and ethical wringer.

The panellists collectively attempt to resolve dilemmas based around footballing allegiance, supermarket deliveries, getting free 4G technology and a career in statistics.

Devised by Danielle Ward.

Producer: Ed Morrish.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2014.


TUE 08:00 The Goon Show (b007jt5g)
Series 6

The Great Tuscan Salami Scandal

A meaty mystery for Neddie Seagoon, unaccompanied by the show's regular musicians who were on strike.

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.

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 (b01jt0yr)
Series 1

Episode 3

Ernie takes Eric to a wig boutique and the BBC's offering Ern a lucrative new contract - but what about Eric?

Special singing guest: Anita Harris.

Written by Eddie Braben

With Ann Hamilton 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 News Quiz Extra (b03vgwkc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:45 Armstrong and Miller (b00t1bct)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:45 on Monday]


TUE 10:00 Evelyn Waugh - Brideshead Revisited (b007k2nx)
New Vistas

Friendship with the ebullient Sebastian Flyte continues to open up new vistas for Charles. But for Sebastian, the family is closing in.

Ben Miles and Jamie Bamber star in Evelyn Waugh's most famous novel of life, love and a forgotten era.

Dramatised by Jeremy Front.

Charles Ryder ...... Ben Miles
Sebastian Flyte ...... Jamie Bamber
Cordelia ...... Abby Ford
Brideshead ...... Toby Jones
Lady Marchmain ...... Eleanor Bron
Rex Mottram ...... William Hope
Lord Marchmain ...... Edward Petherbridge
Cara ...... Liza Sadovy
Mr Ryder ...... Benjamin Whitrow
Mr Samgrass ...... Thomas Arnold
Boy Mulcaster ...... Tom Smith
Nanny Hawkins ...... Ann Beach
Sergeant ...... Martin Hyder
Death's Head ...... Emma Woolliams
Sickly Child ...... Laura Doddington

Music by Neil Brand

Director: Marion Nancarrow

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2003.


TUE 11:00 Tessa Hadley - Married Love (b01dts86)
Because the Night, pt 1/2

When her parents decide to have a party, Kristen comes up with an escape plan. Coming of age story read by Susie Riddell.


TUE 11:15 Martin Sorrell - Mary, Mary (b0140mq8)
The fevered imagination of the third Bennet sister gives Jane Austen's 'Pride and Prejudice' a new twist. Stars Lucy Briers.


TUE 12:00 The Goon Show (b007jt5g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show (b01jt0yr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 Agatha Raisin (b011dg1r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 Wimsey (b007jwcz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 Juliet Ace - Young Victoria (b00xhck1)
Looking for Love

Talk turns to a suitor for the young princess. Based on letters and diaries portraying the Queen's life. Stars Imogen Stubbs.


TUE 14:15 A Short History of Ireland (b007k4dg)
Mounjoy and Docwra; We Spare None of What Quality or Sex Soever

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


TUE 14:30 James Bond - Casino Royale (b0161hhs)
Episode 2

Bond is unhappy with his new sidekick, but can she find a way to thaw him out? Alex Jennings reads Ian Fleming's classic novel.


TUE 14:45 Colin Clark - My Week With Marilyn (b01llpkz)
Episode 2

An initially suspicious Marilyn relents when Colin tells her 'I'm on your side, Miss Monroe'. Memoir read by Samuel Barnett.


TUE 15:00 Evelyn Waugh - Brideshead Revisited (b007k2nx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b03vgznb)
Mel hears about the other 'Strongest Girl in the World', Pippi Longstocking, and wishes a very happy birthday to Gangsta Granny and Miss Marple, aka actress Julia McKenzie.


TUE 17:00 Up the Garden Path (b007wpnk)
Series 1

Tangled Webs

The complex life and loves of Izzy Comyn, with her propensity for telling lies.

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

Class 4C:
Sarah Doyle
Kerryann White
Mark Monero
Sam Smart

Producer: Jonathan James-Moore

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1987.


TUE 17:30 Babblewick Hall (b01n6zrr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 18:00 Martin Kiszko - Scramble (b007jwnl)
Episode 1

With music banned by the government of a totalitarian Britain, a battle ensues between good and evil. Stars Clare Corbett.


TUE 18:30 Charles Chilton - Journey into Space (b007jmqp)
Operation Luna

1. Countdown to Peril

It’s 1965. Captain Jet Morgan is in Australia - preparing for 'Operation Luna' - set to be man's first trip to the Moon.

Written and produced by Charles Chilton.

Jet Morgan …. Andrew Faulds
Lemmy Barnett …. Alfie Bass
Doc …. Guy Kingsley-Poynter
Mitch …. David Williams
Other parts by John Cazabon.

Music composed and orchestra conducted by Van Phillips.

The original 1953 recordings of this futuristic series were erased.

This series was re-recorded and first broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in March 1958.


TUE 19:00 The Goon Show (b007jt5g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show (b01jt0yr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 Agatha Raisin (b011dg1r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 Wimsey (b007jwcz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 Tessa Hadley - Married Love (b01dts86)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 21:15 Martin Sorrell - Mary, Mary (b0140mq8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


TUE 22:00 Dilemma (b03ts4fp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 The Castle (b00h3840)
Series 2

Be Sure to Wear Some Flowers in Your Visor

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, Sir John decides to raise money by holding a rock festival in the grounds of Woodstock... Let's hear it for kicking sounds from the electric lute, new-fangled hummous from the Levant and much disapproval from Pope Innocent the VIth!

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 (b00nvyzv)
Series 1

Roots Manoeuvres

Now all living crammed above an old record store in Birmingham, Grandad Rudy, father Adam and son Richie collide over a local history exhibition.

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

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

Producer: Lucy Armitage.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2008.


TUE 23:30 Miranda Hart's Joke Shop (b00mbfmf)
Pilot Episode

Meet Miranda, a tall, life-embracing, self-effacing clown, who's at her happiest among the wind-up teeth of her Joke Shop. She's got lots to learn about retail and men - as well as coping with her embarrassing mother.

This is the 2007 pilot for Miranda's four-part 2008 series made for BBC Radio 2, which sparked her popular BBC TV series Miranda. This try-out features some actors who were replaced in the subsequent slightly re-worked radio series. Here Alison Steadman plays Miranda's mother Penny, and Morwenna Banks is Stevie. Also featuring Vincenzo Pellegrino, Katy Brand, Alice Hart, Jim Howick and Charlotte McDougall.

Produced by Lucy Armitage.



WEDNESDAY 19 FEBRUARY 2014

WED 00:00 Martin Kiszko - Scramble (b007jwnl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 Charles Chilton - Journey into Space (b007jmqp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 Agatha Raisin (b011dg1r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 Wimsey (b007jwcz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 The News Quiz Extra (b03vgwkc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


WED 02:45 Armstrong and Miller (b00t1bct)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:45 on Monday]


WED 03:00 Evelyn Waugh - Brideshead Revisited (b007k2nx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 Tessa Hadley - Married Love (b01dts86)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:15 Martin Sorrell - Mary, Mary (b0140mq8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 Up the Garden Path (b007wpnk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 Babblewick Hall (b01n6zrr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 Agatha Raisin (b011f3p9)
Series 1

The Gardener's Legacy

When her garden festival arch-rival is murdered, the amateur sleuth digs deep to root out the wrongdoer.

Penelope Keith stars as Agatha Raisin.

Dramatised by David Semple from MC Beaton’s novel.

Agatha Raisin …. Penelope Keith
James Lacey …. Malcolm Sinclair
Roy …. David Holt
Bernard Spott …. Paul Brooke
Mrs Bloxby …. Liza Sadovy
DC Bill Wong …. Ben Crowe

Director: Carol Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2004.


WED 06:30 Wimsey (b007jwd2)
Murder Must Advertise

4. Inexcusable Invasion of a Ducal Entertainment

Still investigating the killing of a copywriter at an advertising agency, Lord Peter Wimsey needs a new disguise.

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

Lord Peter Wimsey ...... Ian Carmichael
Chief Inspector Parker ...... Allan Cuthbertson
Dian de Momerie ...... Beth Morris
Mr Tallboy ...... Edward de Souza
Major Milligan ...... Lyndon Brook
Mr Willis ...... Richard O'Callaghan

Dramatised by Alistair Beaton.

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1979.


WED 07:00 The Leopard in Autumn (b00s7n40)
Series 2

Confessions

Salvatore is hell bent on making his family take confession leaving Ludovico in fear of being excommunicated.

Meanwhile Allessandro is upset that Salvatore is making him put 'little golden pants' on the cherubs that adorn the confessional...

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 and Nick Romero as Salvatore.

Producer: Dawn Ellis

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2002.


WED 07:30 Mark Steel's in Town (b03tt50t)
Series 5

Huddersfield

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 final edition of the series comes from Huddersfield in West Yorkshire, the historical home of Luddism and rugby league. 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 (b007jntz)
Series 5

Hancock's Car

Parked outside for ten years - the lad's forced to move his motor car, but hits snags galore.

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 April 1958.


WED 08:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00hg824)
Series 8

Episode 13

It's a song-packed edition - but is it really the end for wonderful Radio Prune?
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, Graeme Garden, John Cleese, Liam Cohen and Dave Lee.

Producer: David Hatch/Peter Titheradge

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 2 in May 1970.


WED 09:00 1834 (b01137b8)
What Century Are You Living In?

Jason Slater is a 21st-century English teacher from Cheadle Hulme who wakes in 19th-century Macclesfield.

In Jim Poyser's riotous comedy of transportation and delight, Jason discovers he's now Tarquin, third son of Lord Belport with a faithful valet, Ned who can't explain what's happened.

He's also acquired a suspicious brother, Henry; a spurned ex-girlfriend, Millicent, now going out with Henry; and an over excited Luddite-cum-cauliflower farmer.

Jason Slater ...... Michael Begley
Ned ...... Joe Caffrey
Hoskins ...... Kenneth Alan Taylor
Lord Belport ...... Mark Chatterton
Henry ...... James Nickerson
Luddite ...... Toby Hadoke
Millicent ...... Julia Rounthwaite

Directed at BBC Manchester by Polly Thomas.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2003.


WED 09:30 All the Way from Memphis (b00mjktm)
Series 2

Episode 5

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

Team captains Tracey MacLeod and Andrew Collins are joined by Stewart Lee and David Quantick 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 Evelyn Waugh - Brideshead Revisited (b007k2q1)
Strains

With their friendship strained, Sebastian continues his drinking and Charles is lured by Paris and art.

Ben Miles and Jamie Bamber star in Evelyn Waugh's most famous novel of life, love and a forgotten era.

Dramatised by Jeremy Front.

Charles Ryder ...... Ben Miles
Sebastian Flyte ...... Jamie Bamber
JuilaAnne-Marie Duff
Lady Marchmain ...... Eleanor Bron
Rex Mottram ...... William Hope
Cordelia ...... Abby Ford
Mr Ryder ...... Benjamin Whitrow
Mr Samgrass ...... Thomas Arnold
Brideshead ...... Toby Jones
Celia ...... Eve Best
Anthony Blanche Geoffrey Streatfeild
Boy Mulcaster ...... Tom Smith
Kurt ...... Carl Prekopp
Nurse ...... Jemma Churchill
Wilcox ...... Andrew Wincott
Jesus ...... Richard Firth
Monk ...... Martin Hyder

Music by Neil Brand

Director: Marion Nancarrow

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2003.


WED 11:00 Tessa Hadley - Married Love (b01dvvrw)
Because the Night, pt 2/2

Kristen's plan to escape her parents' party hits an annoying snag. Coming of age story concluded by Susie Riddell.


WED 11:15 Nan Woodhouse (b0075k2l)
Encore

"Let's work together, you said. Strictly professional, you promised. A Shot in the arm for our careers. Why did I listen?"

If all the world's a stage, then Henry and Sheila's reunion might become a farce...

Stars Timothy West as Henry and Julia McKenzie as Sheila.

Director: Tracey Neale

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1999.


WED 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jntz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00hg824)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 Agatha Raisin (b011f3p9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 Wimsey (b007jwd2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 Juliet Ace - Young Victoria (b00xhz79)
The Young Queen

The young princess turns 18, and William IV dies. Based on the diaries and letters of Queen Victoria. Stars Imogen Stubbs.


WED 14:15 A Short History of Ireland (b007k4fn)
The Battle of Christmas Eve; The Treaty of Mellifont

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


WED 14:30 James Bond - Casino Royale (b0162qv2)
Episode 3

Bond deals with a bomb attack, but can he fend off the charms of his new colleague? Alex Jennings reads Ian Fleming's classic spy novel.


WED 14:45 Colin Clark - My Week With Marilyn (b01lmmnf)
Episode 3

Defying her co-producer's strict instructions, Marilyn escapes with Colin for a day in the countryside. Read by Samuel Barnett.


WED 15:00 Evelyn Waugh - Brideshead Revisited (b007k2q1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b03vhdkn)
Author, comedian and 500 WORDS short story judge Charlie Higson tells Mel about the book he inherited from his parents, and the one he'd like to pass on to the next generation.


WED 17:00 A Whole New Ball Game (b00g27cg)
Series 2

How Was It for You?

Will Guy and Robert make it back into Father Benedict's team? Stars Desmond Barrit and Brenda Blethyn. From November 1994.


WED 17:30 The Leopard in Autumn (b00s7n40)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 18:00 Martin Kiszko - Scramble (b007jwp8)
Episode 2

In a Britain where music is banned, Mel discovers some uncomfortable truths about herself and her past. Stars Clare Corbett.


WED 18:30 Charles Chilton - Journey into Space (b007jmrp)
Operation Luna

2. Moon Music

It’s 1965. Captain Jet Morgan and his crew battle to make their landing on the Moon as the world looks on.

Written and produced by Charles Chilton.

Jet Morgan …. Andrew Faulds
Lemmy Barnett …. Alfie Bass
Doc …. Guy Kingsley-Poynter
Mitch …. David Williams
Other parts by John Cazabon and Alan Keith

Music composed and orchestra conducted by Van Phillips.

The original 1953 recordings of this futuristic series were erased.

This series was re-recorded and first broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in April 1958.


WED 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jntz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00hg824)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 Agatha Raisin (b011f3p9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 Wimsey (b007jwd2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 Tessa Hadley - Married Love (b01dvvrw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 21:15 Nan Woodhouse (b0075k2l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


WED 22:00 Mark Steel's in Town (b03tt50t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 Shappi Talk (b00lk2zh)
Series 1

Unconventional Parents

Comedy series in which Shappi Khorsandi examines what it is like growing up in multi-cultural families.

Joining Shappi will be comedian John Gordillo who shares his memories of growing up in a Spanish family with a very forceful father. Shappi also chats with another 'related' guest- and also to Lenny Henry 'on location' to talk about his family.

There'll also be a chance for Shappi to chat with the audience and there'll be a song from Hils Barker.

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


WED 23:00 Old Harry's Game (b007jmdn)
Series 3

The Final Reckoning

When God discovers that rules are being broken in Hell, he sends some archangels to investigate.

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 Lee and Herring's Fist of Fun (b007zmh6)
Edinburgh

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

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

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

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

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

Cult BBC Radio 1 series first broadcast in October 1993.



THURSDAY 20 FEBRUARY 2014

THU 00:00 Martin Kiszko - Scramble (b007jwp8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 Charles Chilton - Journey into Space (b007jmrp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 Agatha Raisin (b011f3p9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 Wimsey (b007jwd2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 1834 (b01137b8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 All the Way from Memphis (b00mjktm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 Evelyn Waugh - Brideshead Revisited (b007k2q1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 Tessa Hadley - Married Love (b01dvvrw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:15 Nan Woodhouse (b0075k2l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 A Whole New Ball Game (b00g27cg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 The Leopard in Autumn (b00s7n40)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 Agatha Raisin (b011f5km)
Series 1

The Walkers of Dembley

Keen to get closer to James - the sleuth gets embroiled in a saga of murder, lust and Wellington Boots.

Penelope Keith stars as Agatha Raisin.

Dramatised by David Semple from MC Beaton’s novel.

Agatha Raisin …. Penelope Keith
James Lacey …. Malcolm Sinclair
Mrs Bloxby …. Liza Sadovy
DC Bill Wong …. Ben Crowe
Deborah Camden …. Rachel Atkins
Mr Boggle …. David Holt
Sir Charles Whitaker …. Philip Fox
Jessica Keller …. Alice Hart
Kelvin …. Bertie Carvell

Director: Carol Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2004.


THU 06:30 Wimsey (b007jwd9)
Murder Must Advertise

5. Sudden Decease of a Man in Dress Clothes

With Lord Peter Wimsey working undercover to probe a death at an ad agency, there's news of a fresh killing.

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

Lord Peter Wimsey ...... Ian Carmichael
Chief Inspector Parker ...... Allan Cuthbertson
Dian de Momerie ...... Beth Morris
Mr Tallboy ...... Edward de Souza
Major Milligan ...... Lyndon Brook
Mr Garrett ...... Brian Wilde
Mr Hankin ...... Frank Williams
P.C. Moffatt ...... Gordon Clyde
Serg. Lumley ...... Danny Schiller
Mr Garfield ...... Philip Voss

Dramatised by Alistair Beaton.

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1979.


THU 07:00 The Alan Davies Show (b0089kpx)
Episode 4

The struggling actor and mate Murray try out a global food café, while Kate has a bad day.

Alan Davies stars in his own sitcom.

Written by Ben Silburn, Tony Roche and Alan Davies.

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

With Debra Stephenson, Alistair MacGowan and Dave Lamb.

Producer: Jane Berthoud

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1998.


THU 07:30 Trevor Noah: The Racist (b01rg22v)
Coming of age in post-apartheid South Africa, Trevor Noah shares his story with this exploration of race and place.

Following on from a ground breaking total sell-out season at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, South African comedian Trevor Noah brings his critically acclaimed show, The Racist, to the BBC Radio Theatre for a one off recording for BBC Radio 4.

Trevor's explosion onto the South African entertainment scene has been nothing short of meteoric. His sharp wit, intelligent commentary, unmistakable charm and clinical delivery have established him as an extremely popular performer with undoubted world class potential.

"Slick, intelligent, blissfully funny....This is insightful, warm, classy comedy." ***** Time Out

Written and Performed by Trevor Noah
Produced by Katie Tyrrell.


THU 08:00 Dad's Army (b007jprv)
Series 3

The Godiva Affair

The Home Guard platoon holds a Spitfire fundraiser, but Corporal Jones is pining for Mrs Fox.

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
Mrs Fox …. Mollie Sugden

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1976.


THU 08:30 Take It From Here (b012f5sj)
From 11/02/1954

Eth worries about her wedding reception in The Glums, plus a taste of BBC auditions. With Dick Bentley and June Whitfield. From February 1954.


THU 09:00 Robin and Wendy's Wet Weekends (b007jrwc)
Series 1

The Heinrich Manoeuvre

Robin and Wendy are a childless couple with an unhealthy obsession with Mayfield - a model village they’ve built that’s now the centre of their lives.

Written by and starring Kay Stonham and Simon Greenall.

Robin ...... Simon Greenall
Wendy ...... Kay Stonham
Maureen ...... Debra Stephenson
Derek ...... Phil Cornwell
Heinrich ...... Tony Gardner

Producer: Mario Stylianides

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2001.


THU 09:30 Life, Death and Sex with Mike and Sue (b007jq4v)
Series 1

Shopaholics

Radio's sofa-bound daytime presenter duo look at shopaholics and dangerous ducks.

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

With Debbie Isitt, Lee Cornes and Martin Hyder.

Music by Mark Burton.

Producer: Pete Sinclair

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1996.


THU 10:00 Evelyn Waugh - Brideshead Revisited (b007k2r7)
Stormy Waters

Charles is overwhelmed by meeting Julia again on board ship, but will his relationship with the Marchmain family still prove to be jinxed?

Ben Miles and Jamie Bamber star in the conclusion of Evelyn Waugh's novel of life, love and a forgotten era.

Charles Ryder ...... Ben Miles
Sebastian Flyte ...... Jamie Bamber
Mr Ryder ...... Benjamin Whitrow
Lady Marchmain ...... Eleanor Bron
Rex Mottram ...... William Hope
Julia ...... Anne-Marie Duff
Cordelia ...... Abby Ford
Mr Samgrass ...... Thomas Arnold
Brideshead ...... Toby Jones
Wilcox ...... Andrew Wincott
Celia ...... Eve Best
Anthony Blanche ...... Geoffrey Streatfeild
Boy Mulcaster ...... Tom Smith
Cara ...... Liza Sadovy
Nanny Hawkins ...... Ann Beach
Lord Marchmain ...... Edward Petherbridge
Doctor ...... Sean Baker
Father MacKay ...... Jonathan Keeble

Dramatised by Jeremy Front.

Music by Neil Brand

Director: Marion Nancarrow

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2003.


THU 11:00 Tessa Hadley - Married Love (b01dvzd3)
Journey Home

Snowbound in Paris, Alec worries about why his sister back home hasn't replied to his text. Short story read by Adam Billington.


THU 11:15 Dan Rebellato - Erskine May (b007jw23)
With the Palace of Westminster blown up, can an assistant librarian rebuild it for Queen Victoria to open? Stars Alex Jennings.


THU 12:00 Dad's Army (b007jprv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 Take It From Here (b012f5sj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 Agatha Raisin (b011f5km)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 Wimsey (b007jwd9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 Juliet Ace - Young Victoria (b00xj4ld)
The Learning Process

The coronation captures the heart of the nation. Based on the diaries and letters of Queen Victoria. Stars Imogen Stubbs.


THU 14:15 A Short History of Ireland (b007k4gt)
Remember, Remember the Fifth of November; They Wish to Kill Him by Poison

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


THU 14:30 James Bond - Casino Royale (b0162rgr)
Episode 4

Bond is at the baccarat table, but will his enemy Le Chiffre have the winning hand? Alex Jennings reads Ian Fleming's novel.


THU 14:45 Colin Clark - My Week With Marilyn (b01lmq3p)
Episode 4

Summoned to her home at 1.30am, Colin learns Monroe's darkest fears and glimpses her steely ambition. Read by Samuel Barnett.


THU 15:00 Evelyn Waugh - Brideshead Revisited (b007k2r7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b03vkt20)
Mel heads off on a 'Journey of a Lifetime' to the Mexican Circus, and hears how to make the Perfect Fish Pie.


THU 17:00 Capital Gains (b00snlx2)
Series 2

Development Capital

There must be a way to stop the Haiku Jack Consortium from covering the land in concrete. Accidental billionaire Julius Hutch turns to the law - and goes beyond it.

Starring Peter Jones as Julius Hutch.

With Celestine Randall as Pauline Hutch, Justine Midda as Kate, Jeffrey Wickham as Sexton Lewis, Stephen Thorne as Sir Gainford Blounty, Jillie Meers as Dahlia Sprout, David Holt as Ted Smoothie and Brian Perkins as Himself.

Scripted 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 (b0089kpx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 18:00 Martin Kiszko - Scramble (b007jwq4)
Episode 3

Racing against time, Mel battles to use music to thwart a crucial government project. Stars Clare Corbett and Christian Rodska.


THU 18:30 Charles Chilton - Journey into Space (b007jms4)
Operation Luna

3. Moon Music

Captain Jet Morgan is disturbed by visions and a sense of foreboding - as his rocket fails to respond.

Written and produced by Charles Chilton.

Jet Morgan …. Andrew Faulds
Lemmy Barnett …. Alfie Bass
Doc …. Guy Kingsley-Poynter
Mitch …. David Williams

Other parts by David Jacobs and Duncan McIntyre

Music composed and orchestra conducted by Van Phillips.

The original 1953 recordings of this futuristic series were erased.

This series was re-recorded and first broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in April 1958.


THU 19:00 Dad's Army (b007jprv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 Take It From Here (b012f5sj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 Agatha Raisin (b011f5km)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 Wimsey (b007jwd9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 Tessa Hadley - Married Love (b01dvzd3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


THU 21:15 Dan Rebellato - Erskine May (b007jw23)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


THU 22:00 Trevor Noah: The Racist (b01rg22v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 Creme de la Crime (b007znpf)
Series 1

A Bowl Full of Serial Killers

A melange of multi-murderers for Michael Feydeau -TV's much-loved Inspector Niblett - and crime expert David Pershore

Tales from the vaults of villainy written by and starring Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis.

With:

Emma Kennedy
Chris Pavlo

Director: Adam Bromley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2001.


THU 22:45 The Consultants (b00dbj10)
Series 1

Episode 3

The team tackle an unusual case of sexual harassment. With Neil Edmond, Justin Edwards and James Rawlings. From February 2003.


THU 23:00 Rubbish (b00853km)
Series 2

Liar

And why are you late? Disillusioned recycling officer Martin has his patience tested when a game gets out of hand.

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

Martin ...... Reece Dinsdale
Barney ...... Matthew Cottle
John ...... Neil Dudgeon
Sarah ...... Pippa Haywood
Scott ...... Kevin Eldon
Tristana ...... Katy Brand
Karen ...... Orianne Messina
Marie ...... Claire Bartlett

Producer: Claire Bartlett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2007.


THU 23:30 The Problem With Adam Bloom (b01bwbgs)
Series 3

Friendship and Stress

A double dose, as the funnyman ponders why we choose our pals and what causes pressure.

Adam interviews his closest friends to discover if honesty is always the best policy. Next, he deals with the stress of not finishing the script and how the wrong dinner companion can ruin a meal.

With Brendon Burns.

Producer Adam Bromley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2005.



FRIDAY 21 FEBRUARY 2014

FRI 00:00 Martin Kiszko - Scramble (b007jwq4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 Charles Chilton - Journey into Space (b007jms4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 Agatha Raisin (b011f5km)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 Wimsey (b007jwd9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 Robin and Wendy's Wet Weekends (b007jrwc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 Life, Death and Sex with Mike and Sue (b007jq4v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 Evelyn Waugh - Brideshead Revisited (b007k2r7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 Tessa Hadley - Married Love (b01dvzd3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:15 Dan Rebellato - Erskine May (b007jw23)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 Capital Gains (b00snlx2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 The Alan Davies Show (b0089kpx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 Agatha Raisin (b011j50h)
Series 1

A Marriage of Convenience

Investigating the murder of a militant rambler, Agatha and James go undercover as a married couple. Stars Penelope Keith.

Penelope Keith stars as Agatha Raisin.

Dramatised by David Semple from MC Beaton’s novel.

Agatha Raisin …. Penelope Keith
James Lacey …. Malcolm Sinclair
Mrs Bloxby …. Liza Sadovy
DC Bill Wong …. Ben Crowe
Deborah Camden …. Rachel Atkins
Mr Boggle …. David Holt
Sir Charles Whitaker …. Philip Fox
Kelvin …. Bertie Carvell

Director: Carol Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2004.


FRI 06:30 Wimsey (b007jwdr)
Murder Must Advertise

6. Appropriate Exit of an Unskilled Murderer

Lord Peter Wimsey is determined to finally crack the mysterious murder of a copywriter at an advertising agency.

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

Lord Peter Wimsey ...... Ian Carmichael
Chief Inspector Parker ...... Allan Cuthbertson
Mr Tallboy ...... Edward de Souza
Miss Meteyard ...... Frances Jeater
Miss Rossiter ...... Joanna Wake
Mr Brotherhood ...... Norman Shelley

Dramatised by Alistair Beaton.

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1983.


FRI 07:00 Smelling of Roses (b007k1kz)
Series 2

The Comeback Kid

Rosie and her team are asked to relaunch the career of an ageing children's TV presenter.

Can they prove that old fashioned entertainment can win out over computer games?

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, David Wood as Tommy Tummy, James Vaughan as Julian, Jim North as Bernard and Stefan Abingdon and Alice Connor as the Children,

Producer: Maria Esposito

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2001.


FRI 07:30 Kerry's List (b01s7yvx)
Series 1

Episode 2

The second 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 second episode, Kerry's List includes cancelling the organic food box, adopting a panda, searching through the baby's poo, being grateful, changing the water in the fish tank, learning the oboe and selling the Cath Kidston Potting Shed.

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 (b007k0k6)
Series 4

Is That Your Horse Outside?

Albert Steptoe advises son Harold on the art of seduction.

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 Jo Manning Wilson and John Samson.

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

Producer: Bobby Jaye

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in February 1972.


FRI 08:30 Yes Minister (b007k1mq)
Series 2

The Moral Dimension

Thirsty MP Jim Hacker's trip to an Arab state sparks diplomatic disarray.

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
Anne Hacker …. Diana Hoddinot
Bill Pritchard …. Anthony Carrick
Prince Mohammed …. Walter Randall
First Arab …. Vic Tablian
Helpful Arab …. Ali Rifaii
Jenny Goodwin …. Moir Lesley
Ross …. Robin Summers
Diplomat …. Mark Straker

Adapted for radio by producer Pete Atkin.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1984.


FRI 09:00 Coming Alive (b00fnrl6)
Series 1

Quick Draw McGraw

To help out the community, Terry uses his conman skills to tackle the local crime baron. Stars Karl Howman. From February 1999.


FRI 09:30 The Change (b0076d2r)
Series 2

Episode 5

Carol and George are set to go away for the weekend together. But who's going to wear the dress?

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 …. Andrew Westfield
Cassandra …. Paul Chadhidi
Di …. Di Aitcheson

Producer: Elizabeth Freestone.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2003.


FRI 10:00 JB Priestley - The Good Companions (b007jlnk)
Episode 1

When a concert party is marooned in the Midlands, the lives of three dissatisfied people are entwined. Stars Philip Jackson.


FRI 11:00 Tessa Hadley - Married Love (b01dw5lw)
Pretending

Bittersweet recollections of a childhood friendship founded on pretending games. Short story read by Saskia Wickham.


FRI 11:15 David Constantine - The Listening Heart (b00769sq)
Summer 1802: Traumatised Ludwig van Beethoven’s life is at crisis point – will he be able to live with his impending deafness?

David Constantine's drama recreates this critical of the German composer and pianist’s life, set against a background of the music he was composing at the time.

Beethoven ...... Robert Glenister
Casimir ...... Jamie Glover
Juliet ...... Anastasia Hille

Violinist: Sue Lynn
Pianist: David Owen Norris

Director: Elizabeth Burke

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2002.


FRI 12:00 Steptoe and Son (b007k0k6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 Yes Minister (b007k1mq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 Agatha Raisin (b011j50h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 Wimsey (b007jwdr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 Juliet Ace - Young Victoria (b00xj958)
The Wedding

The Queen proposes to her husband of choice. Drama based on letters and diaries. Stars Imogen Stubbs.


FRI 14:15 A Short History of Ireland (b007k4hv)
The Flight of the Earls; The Earls in Exile

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


FRI 14:30 James Bond - Casino Royale (b0161pxg)
Episode 5

Locked in a battle of wills, Bond's salvation comes from an unexpected quarter. Alex Jennings reads Ian Fleming's classic novel.


FRI 14:45 Colin Clark - My Week With Marilyn (b01lmy4x)
Episode 5

Helping her cope with a tragic event, Colin realises his friendship with Marilyn Monroe must end. Concluded by Samuel Barnett.


FRI 15:00 JB Priestley - The Good Companions (b007jlnk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b03vkwq7)
Another chance to hear the second in the series of the brilliant Junior Just a Minute, and how one mum's local campaign inspired a national urban wildlife movement.


FRI 17:00 Beachcomber... By the Way (b008p7w7)
Series 3

Episode 2

Wartime escapades of the Belle of the Southern Command – and a reporter meets the oldest living old person...

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: Brian Perkins.

Producer: Harry Thompson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1994.


FRI 17:30 Smelling of Roses (b007k1kz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 18:00 The Mortal Immortal by Mary Shelley (b007jw60)
A young man works for a powerful alchemist. Feeling jilted in love and consumed with jealousy towards a rival, he secretly drinks one of his Master's potions hoping to cure himself of these emotions.

Instead, he’s soon facing a living hell…

Frankenstein author, Mary Shelley's fantastical tale explores man's fascination with eternal life and elixirs.

Read by Shaun Dooley.

Producer: Gemma Jenkins

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in December 2005.


FRI 18:30 Charles Chilton - Journey into Space (b007jmsm)
Operation Luna

4. Is There Anybody Out There?

Captain Jet Morgan and his crew face catastrophe when their rocket loses power.

Written and produced by Charles Chilton.

Jet Morgan …. Andrew Faulds
Lemmy Barnett …. Alfie Bass
Doc …. Guy Kingsley-Poynter
Mitch …. David Williams
Other parts played by David Jacobs

Music composed and orchestra conducted by Van Phillips.

The original 1953 recordings of this futuristic series were erased.

This series was re-recorded and first broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in April 1958.


FRI 19:00 Steptoe and Son (b007k0k6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 Yes Minister (b007k1mq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 Agatha Raisin (b011j50h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 Wimsey (b007jwdr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Tessa Hadley - Married Love (b01dw5lw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 21:15 David Constantine - The Listening Heart (b00769sq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


FRI 22:00 Kerry's List (b01s7yvx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 Arthur Smith's Balham Bash (b00ls6bt)
Series 1

Episode 4

More fun and frolics round at Arthur Smith’s home in Balham, south London.

With comedians Stewart Lee and Reginald D Hunter.

Plus music from Sophie Ellis-Bextor. Will she be in Arthur’s kitchen?

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

Producer: Alison Vernon-Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2009.


FRI 23:00 On the Hour (b007k45s)
Series 1

Episode 5

The latest on the 'Penelope Keith riots', and just 38 weeks to Wimbledon.

All the news as it happens, if it happens – and the sport with 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 September 1991.


FRI 23:30 Goodness Gracious Me (b007jwqc)
Series 2

Episode 3

A phone-in to match-make partners - and an Asian Babe fancies a job on BBC TV's Newsnight.

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.

Written 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)

1834 09:00 WED (b01137b8)

1834 02:00 THU (b01137b8)

1966 and All That 22:30 SUN (b01phm54)

4 Stands Up 22:00 SAT (b00k4g55)

A Short History of Ireland 14:15 MON (b007k4cb)

A Short History of Ireland 14:15 TUE (b007k4dg)

A Short History of Ireland 14:15 WED (b007k4fn)

A Short History of Ireland 14:15 THU (b007k4gt)

A Short History of Ireland 14:15 FRI (b007k4hv)

A Whole New Ball Game 17:00 WED (b00g27cg)

A Whole New Ball Game 05:00 THU (b00g27cg)

AM Homes - This Book Will Save Your Life 06:00 SUN (b03vcrhr)

AM Homes - This Book Will Save Your Life 12:00 SUN (b03vcrhr)

Agatha Raisin 01:00 SAT (b011ckhy)

Agatha Raisin 06:00 MON (b011d9p3)

Agatha Raisin 13:00 MON (b011d9p3)

Agatha Raisin 20:00 MON (b011d9p3)

Agatha Raisin 01:00 TUE (b011d9p3)

Agatha Raisin 06:00 TUE (b011dg1r)

Agatha Raisin 13:00 TUE (b011dg1r)

Agatha Raisin 20:00 TUE (b011dg1r)

Agatha Raisin 01:00 WED (b011dg1r)

Agatha Raisin 06:00 WED (b011f3p9)

Agatha Raisin 13:00 WED (b011f3p9)

Agatha Raisin 20:00 WED (b011f3p9)

Agatha Raisin 01:00 THU (b011f3p9)

Agatha Raisin 06:00 THU (b011f5km)

Agatha Raisin 13:00 THU (b011f5km)

Agatha Raisin 20:00 THU (b011f5km)

Agatha Raisin 01:00 FRI (b011f5km)

Agatha Raisin 06:00 FRI (b011j50h)

Agatha Raisin 13:00 FRI (b011j50h)

Agatha Raisin 20:00 FRI (b011j50h)

Alan Ayckbourn - The Norman Conquests 13:30 SUN (b007jwzb)

Alan Ayckbourn - The Norman Conquests 03:30 MON (b007jwzb)

All the Way from Memphis 09:30 WED (b00mjktm)

All the Way from Memphis 02:30 THU (b00mjktm)

Armstrong and Miller 23:45 MON (b00t1bct)

Armstrong and Miller 09:45 TUE (b00t1bct)

Armstrong and Miller 02:45 WED (b00t1bct)

Arthur Smith's Balham Bash 22:30 FRI (b00ls6bt)

At Home With Hinge and Bracket 17:00 MON (b008s999)

At Home With Hinge and Bracket 05:00 TUE (b008s999)

Babblewick Hall 07:00 TUE (b01n6zrr)

Babblewick Hall 17:30 TUE (b01n6zrr)

Babblewick Hall 05:30 WED (b01n6zrr)

Beachcomber... By the Way 05:00 SAT (b008m24j)

Beachcomber... By the Way 17:00 FRI (b008p7w7)

Bill Connor - Cassandra's Good Food Guide 07:15 SUN (b00vcqlg)

Bill Connor - Cassandra's Good Food Guide 13:15 SUN (b00vcqlg)

Bleak Expectations 09:00 MON (b00d0yhx)

Bleak Expectations 22:30 MON (b00d0yhx)

Bleak Expectations 02:00 TUE (b00d0yhx)

Bright Young Things 10:45 SUN (b00pfsqw)

Bright Young Things 21:45 SUN (b00pfsqw)

Bright Young Things 01:45 MON (b00pfsqw)

Capital Gains 17:00 THU (b00snlx2)

Capital Gains 05:00 FRI (b00snlx2)

Charles Chilton - Journey into Space 18:30 TUE (b007jmqp)

Charles Chilton - Journey into Space 00:30 WED (b007jmqp)

Charles Chilton - Journey into Space 18:30 WED (b007jmrp)

Charles Chilton - Journey into Space 00:30 THU (b007jmrp)

Charles Chilton - Journey into Space 18:30 THU (b007jms4)

Charles Chilton - Journey into Space 00:30 FRI (b007jms4)

Charles Chilton - Journey into Space 18:30 FRI (b007jmsm)

Clare in the Community 07:30 SUN (b00htvhj)

Clare in the Community 22:00 SUN (b00htvhj)

Colin Clark - My Week With Marilyn 14:45 MON (b01llfj1)

Colin Clark - My Week With Marilyn 14:45 TUE (b01llpkz)

Colin Clark - My Week With Marilyn 14:45 WED (b01lmmnf)

Colin Clark - My Week With Marilyn 14:45 THU (b01lmq3p)

Colin Clark - My Week With Marilyn 14:45 FRI (b01lmy4x)

Comedy Controller 09:00 SAT (b00tk7dk)

Coming Alive 02:00 SAT (b00fks6h)

Coming Alive 09:00 FRI (b00fnrl6)

Craven Omnibus 12:00 SAT (b03vcqs6)

Craven Omnibus 02:00 SUN (b03vcqs6)

Creme de la Crime 22:30 THU (b007znpf)

Dad's Army 08:00 THU (b007jprv)

Dad's Army 12:00 THU (b007jprv)

Dad's Army 19:00 THU (b007jprv)

Dan Rebellato - Erskine May 11:15 THU (b007jw23)

Dan Rebellato - Erskine May 21:15 THU (b007jw23)

Dan Rebellato - Erskine May 04:15 FRI (b007jw23)

David Constantine - The Listening Heart 11:15 FRI (b00769sq)

David Constantine - The Listening Heart 21:15 FRI (b00769sq)

Dermot Bolger - Martha's Streets 16:30 SAT (b03vcpd8)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:00 SUN (b03vcskb)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:00 SUN (b03vcskb)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 01:00 MON (b03vcskb)

Dilemma 07:30 TUE (b03ts4fp)

Dilemma 22:00 TUE (b03ts4fp)

Doctor Who 18:00 SUN (b018sss2)

Doctor Who 00:00 MON (b018sss2)

Ellen Dryden - The Lake 06:00 SAT (b007jqb7)

Ellen Dryden - The Lake 04:00 SUN (b007jqb7)

Evelyn Waugh - Brideshead Revisited 10:00 MON (b007k2ms)

Evelyn Waugh - Brideshead Revisited 15:00 MON (b007k2ms)

Evelyn Waugh - Brideshead Revisited 03:00 TUE (b007k2ms)

Evelyn Waugh - Brideshead Revisited 10:00 TUE (b007k2nx)

Evelyn Waugh - Brideshead Revisited 15:00 TUE (b007k2nx)

Evelyn Waugh - Brideshead Revisited 03:00 WED (b007k2nx)

Evelyn Waugh - Brideshead Revisited 10:00 WED (b007k2q1)

Evelyn Waugh - Brideshead Revisited 15:00 WED (b007k2q1)

Evelyn Waugh - Brideshead Revisited 03:00 THU (b007k2q1)

Evelyn Waugh - Brideshead Revisited 10:00 THU (b007k2r7)

Evelyn Waugh - Brideshead Revisited 15:00 THU (b007k2r7)

Evelyn Waugh - Brideshead Revisited 03:00 FRI (b007k2r7)

FH Burnett - The Secret Garden 09:00 SUN (b00rfqhm)

FH Burnett - The Secret Garden 17:00 SUN (b00rfqhm)

FH Burnett - The Secret Garden 05:00 MON (b00rfqhm)

Garrison Keillor's Radio Show 08:00 SAT (b01f8jls)

Garrison Keillor's Radio Show 15:00 SAT (b01f8jls)

Garrison Keillor's Radio Show 01:00 SUN (b01f8jls)

Goodness Gracious Me 23:30 FRI (b007jwqc)

Hancock's Half Hour 14:30 SAT (b007jsvk)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:00 WED (b007jntz)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:00 WED (b007jntz)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:00 WED (b007jntz)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 08:30 WED (b00hg824)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 12:30 WED (b00hg824)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 19:30 WED (b00hg824)

JB Priestley - The Good Companions 10:00 FRI (b007jlnk)

JB Priestley - The Good Companions 15:00 FRI (b007jlnk)

James Bond - Casino Royale 14:30 MON (b01617db)

James Bond - Casino Royale 14:30 TUE (b0161hhs)

James Bond - Casino Royale 14:30 WED (b0162qv2)

James Bond - Casino Royale 14:30 THU (b0162rgr)

James Bond - Casino Royale 14:30 FRI (b0161pxg)

James Joyce - Blind Date With Bloomsday 16:00 SAT (b011tynw)

James Joyce's Ulysses 16:45 SAT (b03vcpdb)

James Joyce's Ulysses 18:00 SAT (b03vcpdd)

James Joyce's Ulysses 19:20 SAT (b03vcpdg)

James Joyce's Ulysses 21:05 SAT (b03vcpdj)

Juliet Ace - Young Victoria 14:00 MON (b00xgp36)

Juliet Ace - Young Victoria 14:00 TUE (b00xhck1)

Juliet Ace - Young Victoria 14:00 WED (b00xhz79)

Juliet Ace - Young Victoria 14:00 THU (b00xj4ld)

Juliet Ace - Young Victoria 14:00 FRI (b00xj958)

Just a Minute 07:30 MON (b03trq8h)

Just a Minute 22:00 MON (b03trq8h)

Kerry's List 05:30 SUN (b01s46vd)

Kerry's List 07:30 FRI (b01s7yvx)

Kerry's List 22:00 FRI (b01s7yvx)

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

Life, Death and Sex with Mike and Sue 09:30 THU (b007jq4v)

Life, Death and Sex with Mike and Sue 02:30 FRI (b007jq4v)

Loose Ends 11:15 MON (b03v9p0j)

Loose Ends 21:15 MON (b03v9p0j)

Loose Ends 04:15 TUE (b03v9p0j)

Mark Steel's in Town 07:30 WED (b03tt50t)

Mark Steel's in Town 22:00 WED (b03tt50t)

Martin Kiszko - Scramble 18:00 TUE (b007jwnl)

Martin Kiszko - Scramble 00:00 WED (b007jwnl)

Martin Kiszko - Scramble 18:00 WED (b007jwp8)

Martin Kiszko - Scramble 00:00 THU (b007jwp8)

Martin Kiszko - Scramble 18:00 THU (b007jwq4)

Martin Kiszko - Scramble 00:00 FRI (b007jwq4)

Martin Sorrell - Mary, Mary 11:15 TUE (b0140mq8)

Martin Sorrell - Mary, Mary 21:15 TUE (b0140mq8)

Martin Sorrell - Mary, Mary 04:15 WED (b0140mq8)

Mel's Mix: The Best of The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 SUN (b03vczgp)

Miranda Hart's Joke Shop 23:30 TUE (b00mbfmf)

My Yiddisher Mother Tongue 07:30 SAT (b00n5nz2)

Nan Woodhouse 11:15 WED (b0075k2l)

Nan Woodhouse 21:15 WED (b0075k2l)

Nan Woodhouse 04:15 THU (b0075k2l)

Nathaniel Hawthorne - Rappaccini's Daughter 00:00 SUN (b00qxcff)

Nick Warburton - Purvis 04:15 SAT (b007k1jy)

Old Harry's Game 23:00 WED (b007jmdn)

On the Hour 23:00 FRI (b007k45s)

One Foot in the Grave 14:00 SAT (b007jmxg)

One Foot in the Grave 07:00 MON (b007jn08)

One Foot in the Grave 17:30 MON (b007jn08)

One Foot in the Grave 05:30 TUE (b007jn08)

Petrella 13:15 SAT (b007jpny)

Petrella 03:15 SUN (b007jpny)

Robin and Wendy's Wet Weekends 09:00 THU (b007jrwc)

Robin and Wendy's Wet Weekends 02:00 FRI (b007jrwc)

Roger Hume - The Campden Wonder 03:00 SAT (b00mrhdm)

Round the Horne 08:00 MON (b00td9bn)

Round the Horne 12:00 MON (b00td9bn)

Round the Horne 19:00 MON (b00td9bn)

Rubbish 23:00 THU (b00853km)

Rudy's Rare Records 23:00 TUE (b00nvyzv)

Saturday Stand-Up 23:00 SAT (b0101jpz)

Shappi Talk 22:30 WED (b00lk2zh)

Simon Guerrier - Graceless 00:00 SAT (b01l2wcw)

Simon Guerrier - Graceless 18:00 MON (b01l7x0m)

Simon Guerrier - Graceless 00:00 TUE (b01l7x0m)

Smelling of Roses 05:30 SAT (b007k131)

Smelling of Roses 07:00 FRI (b007k1kz)

Smelling of Roses 17:30 FRI (b007k1kz)

Steptoe and Son 08:00 FRI (b007k0k6)

Steptoe and Son 12:00 FRI (b007k0k6)

Steptoe and Son 19:00 FRI (b007k0k6)

Take It From Here 08:30 THU (b012f5sj)

Take It From Here 12:30 THU (b012f5sj)

Take It From Here 19:30 THU (b012f5sj)

Tessa Hadley - Married Love 11:00 MON (b01dtmr0)

Tessa Hadley - Married Love 21:00 MON (b01dtmr0)

Tessa Hadley - Married Love 04:00 TUE (b01dtmr0)

Tessa Hadley - Married Love 11:00 TUE (b01dts86)

Tessa Hadley - Married Love 21:00 TUE (b01dts86)

Tessa Hadley - Married Love 04:00 WED (b01dts86)

Tessa Hadley - Married Love 11:00 WED (b01dvvrw)

Tessa Hadley - Married Love 21:00 WED (b01dvvrw)

Tessa Hadley - Married Love 04:00 THU (b01dvvrw)

Tessa Hadley - Married Love 11:00 THU (b01dvzd3)

Tessa Hadley - Married Love 21:00 THU (b01dvzd3)

Tessa Hadley - Married Love 04:00 FRI (b01dvzd3)

Tessa Hadley - Married Love 11:00 FRI (b01dw5lw)

Tessa Hadley - Married Love 21:00 FRI (b01dw5lw)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 MON (b03vgwk9)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 TUE (b03vgznb)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 WED (b03vhdkn)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 THU (b03vkt20)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 FRI (b03vkwq7)

The Alan Davies Show 07:00 THU (b0089kpx)

The Alan Davies Show 17:30 THU (b0089kpx)

The Alan Davies Show 05:30 FRI (b0089kpx)

The Boosh 23:30 SUN (b007jmf4)

The Burkiss Way 08:00 SUN (b00jr7ft)

The Burkiss Way 15:00 SUN (b00jr7ft)

The Burkiss Way 20:00 SUN (b00jr7ft)

The Burkiss Way 03:00 MON (b00jr7ft)

The Castle 22:30 TUE (b00h3840)

The Change 02:30 SAT (b0076czk)

The Change 09:30 FRI (b0076d2r)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 SUN (b03w0l64)

The Consultants 22:45 THU (b00dbj10)

The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show 08:30 TUE (b01jt0yr)

The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show 12:30 TUE (b01jt0yr)

The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show 19:30 TUE (b01jt0yr)

The Friend in the Corner 11:30 SUN (b007k0s2)

The Friend in the Corner 19:30 SUN (b007k0s2)

The Friend in the Corner 02:30 MON (b007k0s2)

The Goon Show 08:00 TUE (b007jt5g)

The Goon Show 12:00 TUE (b007jt5g)

The Goon Show 19:00 TUE (b007jt5g)

The Heart of Saturday Night 04:00 SAT (b00mbxdw)

The Infinite Monkey Cage 11:00 SUN (b00snrk2)

The Infinite Monkey Cage 19:00 SUN (b00snrk2)

The Infinite Monkey Cage 02:00 MON (b00snrk2)

The Ken Dodd Show 08:30 SUN (b03vcrpy)

The Ken Dodd Show 15:30 SUN (b03vcrpy)

The Ken Dodd Show 20:30 SUN (b03vcrpy)

The Lee Mack Show 22:30 SAT (b00c075z)

The Leopard in Autumn 07:00 WED (b00s7n40)

The Leopard in Autumn 17:30 WED (b00s7n40)

The Leopard in Autumn 05:30 THU (b00s7n40)

The Man in Black 00:30 SUN (b00yw4bc)

The Mortal Immortal by Mary Shelley 18:00 FRI (b007jw60)

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