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SATURDAY 01 MARCH 2014

SAT 00:00 A Canticle for Leibowitz (b01p1pl8)
Fiat Homo

Episode 5

Brother Francis heads to New Rome for the canonisation of Saint Leibowitz, his greatest hope fulfilled. 1960 post-apocalyptic alternate history read by Nigel Lindsay.


SAT 00:30 Charles Chilton - Journey into Space (b007jmwq)
Operation Luna

9. An Offer of Help

Captain Jet Morgan and his crew have returned to Earth, but it's not as they left it.

Written and produced by Charles Chilton.

Jet Morgan …. Andrew Faulds
Lemmy Barnett …. Alfie Bass
Doc …. Guy Kingsley-Poynter
Mitch …. David Williams
All Other Parts …. 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 May 1958.


SAT 01:00 The Complete Ripley (b00jb1sp)
Ripley Under Water

by Patricia Highsmith. Ian Hart stars as charming, cultured Tom Ripley, in Patricia Highsmith's classic thriller. Strange new neighbours show an overdeveloped interest in Ripley's past. Tom discovers they are not who they say they are but will his shady dealings be exposed after all?

Tom Ripley...Ian Hart
Heloise...Helen Longworth
Madame Annette...Caroline Guthrie
David Pritchard...William Hope
Janice Pritchard...Janice Acquah
Jeff Constant...Stephen Hogan
Cynthia Gradnor...Lizzy Watts
Policeman...Matt Addis

Dramatist Stephen Wyatt
Director Steven Canny
Producer Claire Grove.


SAT 02:00 Coming Alive (b00ftc6d)
Series 1

Runaway

Getting closer to Sandra, ex-convict Terry sets out to help a young girl on the run. Stars Karl Howman. From February 1999.


SAT 02:30 The Change (b0076d5w)
Series 2

Episode 6

It seems all of Carol's problems are solved:

Her husband is back, her children are getting on and, best of all, her interfering mother-in-law is getting married. But will the bride make it to the church on time?

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

Producer: Elizabeth Freestone.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2003.


SAT 03:00 RD Blackmore - Lorna Doone (b00sp1f1)
Episode 3

When Lorna is taken to London, John fears he’s lost her forever. Meanwhile Carver Doone has murderous plans....

Starring Alison Pettit and David Schofield.

Conclusion of RD Blackmore’s popular and enduring romance set on 17th century Exmoor.

John Ridd …. David Schofield
Lorna Doone …. Alison Pettit
Mother …. Janet Dale
Carver Doone …. Kim Durham
Jeremy Stickles …. Graham Padden
Tom Faggus …. Cornelius Garrett
Lizzie Ridd …. Sunny Ormonde
Annie Ridd …. Katherine Mount
Gwenny …. Susan Jeffrey
Charlie Doon …. David Perks
Counsellor Doone …. Graham Colclough
King James …. Jonathan Wyatt

Dramatised by Barry Letts.

Directed at BBC Pebble Mill by Brian Lighthill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in in September 1997.


SAT 04:00 Alison Moore - The Pre-War House and Other Stories (b03w46lf)
Static

Over the last 40 years, Wilfred has never wanted anyone but Dorothy. But he's never been a great romantic.

Ruth Gemmell reads a selection of stories from Alison Moore's atmospheric, and sometimes dark, debut collection.

Alison Moore was born in Manchester in 1971. Her stories have been published in various magazines and anthologies including Best British Short Stories 2011. She has been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize and the Manchester Fiction Prize, and won first prize in the novella category of The New Writer Prose and Poetry Prizes. Her first novel, The Lighthouse, was shortlisted for The Man Booker Prize 2012.

Abridged and produced by Jeremy Osborne
A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4 Extra.


SAT 04:15 Martyn Wade - Hermit Lucas (b007jx32)
Staying at home for 25 years, the strange tale of celebrated Victorian recluse James Lucas. Stars Anton Lesser and Conleth Hill. From May 2004.


SAT 05:00 Beachcomber... By the Way (b008qs53)
Series 3

Episode 3

A woman struggles to take off her shoe – and the perils of drinking different types of alcohol.

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.


SAT 05:30 Smelling of Roses (b007k1tg)
Series 2

Trade Secrets

Confidentiality proves a headache for Rosie when she, Kate and Jo are all asked to organise top secret events...

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, Edward de Souza as Oleg, Gillian Hanna as Kirsten and Simon Trinder as Robert.

Producer: Maria Esposito

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2001.


SAT 06:00 Andrew Rissik - Troy (b007jv5p)
The Death of Achilles

With the bloody Trojan War at stalemate, Agamemnon hits on a cunning plan. City downfall trilogy with Paul Scofield.


SAT 07:30 Looking for Middle England (b00t3bnq)
Castles

Dubbed exclusive, defensive and resistant, Ian Hislop arrives in Ludlow to test cliche against reality. With Jeremy Paxman.


SAT 08:00 Garrison Keillor's Radio Show (b01g69td)
Series 7

Episode 26

From Detroit in Michigan, the American funny man welcomes string band Old Crow Medicine Show and singer Andra Suchy. From 2011.


SAT 09:00 4 Extra Celebrates Dora Bryan (b03szf7d)
A celebration of the life of Dora Bryan, hailed as one of Britain's great all-round performers.

Journalist and writer Lynne Truss looks back on Dora's remarkable career with handpicked highlights from the BBC radio archive. Lynne is joined by Dora's friend and co-star Bernard Cribbins, BBC radio drama producer Martin Jenkins, theatre critic Benedict Nightingale and film writer Matthew Sweet.

With her unmistakable voice and scene-stealing comic timing, Dora was a regular pleasure of 1950s and 60s British cinema, playing a series of 'tarts with hearts'. But she was just at home on stage performing Pinter, belting out show tunes in Hello, Dolly! or captivating listeners from behind a microphone. And well into her 70s she was still in the West End singing, dancing and doing the splits.

The archive selection includes:

* Desert Islands Discs from 1987, when Dora was Michael Parkinson's castaway

* Jimmy Chinn's drama Perfect Timing about a struggling music hall duo all at sea on a cruise ship booking starring Dora, Bernard Cribbins and Roy Barraclough

* That Reminds Me from 2000, in which Dora recalls her stage, film and TV career

* With Great Pleasure from 2003, featuring readings from Dora's favourite books

* The Child Within, Wally K Daly's moving monologue written especially for and performed by Dora Bryan.

Dora Bryan died on 23rd July 2014 aged 91.

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


SAT 12:00 Lindsay Ashford - The Mysterious Death of Jane Austen (Omnibus) (b03wp7bg)
26 years have passed since the death of Jane Austen. Armed with a lock of Austen's hair as perhaps her best clue, Anne Sharp, former governess to the Austen family and Jane's close friend, has decided at least to tell her story-a story of family intrigues, shocking secrets, forbidden loves, and maybe even murder.

Upon UK publication, Lindsay Ashford's fictional interpretation of the few facts surrounding Jane Austen's mysterious death sparked an international debate and uproar. None of the medical theories offers a satisfactory explanation of her early demise aged 41. Could it be that what everyone has assumed was a death by natural causes was actually more sinister? Lindsay Ashford delves deep into Austen's world and puts forth a shocking suggestion-was someone out to silence her?

Jane..............Elaine Cassidy
Anne.............Ruth Gemmell
Henry............Rupert Evans
Mrs Raike......Susan Brown
Elizabeth.......Lucy Robinson
Cass..............Jasmine Hyse
Dr Sillar..........Nick Murchie
Rebecca...................Lotte Rice
Young Fanny........Eliza Harrison-Dine
Older Fanny.........Alana Ramsey

Written by Lindsay Ashford. Adapted by Eileen Horne and Andrew Davies

Producer: Clive Brill

A Pacificus production first broadcast in five parts on BBC Radio 4 in 2014.


SAT 13:15 Petrella (b007jppx)
Series 2

Original Sins

The sleuth must tackle a watery murder mystery when a victim is found chained to a post in the Thames. Stars Philip Jackson.


SAT 14:00 One Foot in the Grave (b007jn39)
In Luton Airport No-One Can Hear You Scream

Victor and Margaret Meldrew return from their holiday in Greece. What could possibly go wrong..?

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 Jon Glover, Ainslee Foster and Paul Rogan.

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 February 1995.


SAT 14:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00j3f88)
Series 9

Episode 1

Back after their own individual projects, the bickering comedy team reconvenes for series 9.

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

Sketches written by Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie.

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

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

Producers: David Hatch/John Cassels

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 2 in November 1973.


SAT 15:00 Garrison Keillor's Radio Show (b01g69td)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SAT 16:00 Andrew Rissik - Troy (b007jv5p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 Kerry's List (b01sd5gh)
Series 1

Episode 3

The third 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 third episode, Kerry's List involves bleaching mugs, napping, sorting out cobwebs, distressing a chest of drawers, organizing CDs, keeping my friend's secret, growing vegetables and buying Puy Lentils.

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.


SAT 18:00 Weird Tales (b01nrrbs)
Series 3

The Burial of Tom Nobody by Richard Vincent

The Reverend Braiden is forced to embark on a through-the-night road trip by a mysterious trio who threaten him with a terrifying test of faith at its end.

Series of chilling plays for winter nights.

Peter ..... Geoffrey Streatfeild
Silas ..... James Lailey
Sarah ..... Lynne Verrall
Michael ..... Simon Bubb
Eleanor ..... Tracy Wiles
Police Officer .. Paul Moriarty

Director: Gemma Jenkins

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2011.


SAT 18:30 The Man in Black (b00zd7gz)
Series 3

Perfect Home

A man and a woman meet at a bus stop late at night - but who is fooling who..?

More horrifying tales from The Man in Black. Wherever you encounter him, he's eager to pass on his stories. Stories to unsettle and horrify. Stories to haunt you.

Mark Gatiss stars as sinister raconteur to introduce Nick Warburton's chilling tale.

CAST:

Heron …. Toby Jones
Felice …. Zoe Tapper

Director: Lucy Collingwood.

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra and first broadcast in March 2011.


SAT 19:00 4 Extra Celebrates Dora Bryan (b03szf7d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 Eddie Izzard (b01d2c5q)
Circle

The comedian performs live in New York with his unique commentary on religion and the history of England. From 2000.


SAT 23:15 Adam and Joe's Famous Guy (b010m7g6)
"I'm the best at pretending..."

Adam Buxton and Joe Cornish star in the tale of Manthea Shringleton, a journalist sent to interview a reclusive Hollywood star.

Written by Adam Buxton.

Producer: Claudine Toutoungi.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2006.


SAT 23:30 Knowing Me, Knowing You (b007jsdd)
Episode 2

A-ha! Chat show host Alan Partridge faces up to nine-year-old prodigy Simon Fisher, American hypnotist, Janey Katz and controversial lawyer Nick Ford.

Classic chat from On the Hour's supreme sports reporter and his guests from the world of theatre, politics and emotional tragedy.

With thanks to Alan's chief researcher Steve Coogan

Assistant researchers:

Patrick Marber
Rebecca Front
Doon Mackichan
David Schneider.

Producer: Armando lannucci

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1992.



SUNDAY 02 MARCH 2014

SUN 00:00 Weird Tales (b01nrrbs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 00:30 The Man in Black (b00zd7gz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 Garrison Keillor's Radio Show (b01g69td)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:00 Lindsay Ashford - The Mysterious Death of Jane Austen (Omnibus) (b03wp7bg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 on Saturday]


SUN 03:15 Petrella (b007jppx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:15 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 Andrew Rissik - Troy (b007jv5p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 Kerry's List (b01sd5gh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 Juliet Ace - Young Victoria (Omnibus) (b00y1vzm)
Episode 2

The honeymoon is all too soon over for Albert and Victoria, as pressing matters of state require her attention. But their happiness is made even greater when their first child is expected...

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.


SUN 07:15 The Enigma I Will Not Explain (b007779p)
Nimrod

Ruth Padel presents a series exploring the music of Elgar's Enigma Variations and analysing what the composition tells us about Elgar himself.

The Variations depict 13 of Elgar's friends as well as the composer himself. One friend in particular inspired the well-known Nimrod Variation, but who was the figure behind the music and what part did he play in Elgar's career?


SUN 07:30 Clare in the Community (b00j4hjr)
Series 5

Garden Party

It's a busy week for Clare who organises a petition to keep the Sparrowhawk Family Centre open and also hosts a garden party to get to know her new neighbours.

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

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 (b00jr7fy)
Series 2

Get Off With Life The Burkiss Way

Thrills abound as the RAC do their version of 'Gone With the Wind'.

The Burkiss Way to Dynamic Living

Appearing for the prosecution and defence: Jo Kendall, Nigel Rees, Chris Emmett and Fred Harris.

From briefs prepared by Andrew Marshall and David Renwick.

Under the judicial eye of producer: Simon Brett.

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


SUN 08:30 The Ken Dodd Show (b03wpcj4)
They Can't Touch You for It

Prepare for an onslaught of one-liners from the King of Knotty Ash and his team of fellow funny folk. From September 1975.


SUN 09:00 FH Burnett - The Secret Garden (b00rl8kn)
Episode 3

Mary finds the source of the mysterious crying that haunts the house. Frances Hodgson Burnett's story with Harriet Walter.


SUN 09:30 Time Hops (b007k1q8)
Time After Time

Steph stumbles on an unexpected part of the puzzle to help Eek's mission to change her planet's fate.

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, Natasha Pyne as the Librarian, Paul Reynolds as Baz, Bradley Lavelle as Harley, Ian Masters as Norton, Joshua Towb as Horatio, Margaret John as Mrs Miller, Neville Jason as the Robot and David Richard-Fox as the Bloke.

Music by Richard Attree.

Producer: Nandita Ghose

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1994.


SUN 10:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b03wpctx)
Gardeners

Monty Don

4 Extra Debut. From the Beatles to Haydn, gardener Monty Don shares his castaway choices with Sue Lawley. From July 2006.


SUN 10:45 Martin Sorrell - The Cuban Heel (b0109k1z)
A maverick bus driver's attitude starts to annoy the passengers on an over-heated tourist bus in Spain. Stars Andrew Sachs.


SUN 11:00 The Infinite Monkey Cage (b00strwf)
Series 2

Science Fiction, Science Fact

Special guests Jonathan Ross, graphic novelist Alan Moore and string theorist Brian Greene, join Brian Cox and Robin Ince on stage for a special edition of the science show that boldly goes where no other science show has been before. In a special science fiction themed programme, recorded in front of an audience at London's Southbank Centre, Brian, Robin and guests discuss multiple dimensions, alternate universes and look at whether science fact is far more outrageous than anything Hollywood or science fiction authors could ever come up with.

Producer: Alexandra Feachem.


SUN 11:30 The Friend in the Corner (b007k18t)
1947

Dick Barton hits the airwaves, and BBC Children's Hour turns 25. Six selected years in radio history with Daphne Oxenford.


SUN 12:00 Juliet Ace - Young Victoria (Omnibus) (b00y1vzm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SUN 13:15 The Enigma I Will Not Explain (b007779p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today]


SUN 13:30 PD James - The Skull Beneath the Skin (b007w0rb)
Episode 2

As murder suspects mount up, police question Cordelia Grey, and there's another death. Stars Greta Scacchi and John Moffatt.


SUN 15:00 The Burkiss Way (b00jr7fy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 15:30 The Ken Dodd Show (b03wpcj4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 16:00 Mel's Mix: The Best of The 4 O'Clock Show (b03wpd1w)
Mel Giedroyc replays her highlights of this week's programmes, including trips around New York and plenty of delicious food.


SUN 17:00 FH Burnett - The Secret Garden (b00rl8kn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SUN 17:30 Time Hops (b007k1q8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


SUN 18:00 Bill Murphy - Vostok (b007jzm4)
Three intrepid divers plunge into the world's last unexplored Antarctic lake. Stars Stuart Milligan and Ingvar Sigurdsson.


SUN 18:30 Arthur C Clarke Stories (b007jv5s)
Summertime on Icarus

At the break of dawn, an astronaut and engineer is stranded on an asteroid too close to the sun.

It's a race against time for Colin Sherrard. After an accident, he wakes up on the asteroid, Icarus, which orbits close to the sun. Dawn is only moments away and it's set to get very hot.

With nowhere to hide and his communication is down, can Colin escape before the first rays of the sun find him..?

Read by Tim Pigott-Smith

Arthur C Clarke is one of the world's best-known and most celebrated Sci-Fi writers. His short story "The Sentinel" was the inspiration for Kubrick's seminal film, 2001: A Space Odyssey. Since he began publishing in the 1940s, Clarke displayed an uncanny ability to predict the future. Alongside his literary achievements, he's recognised as the inventor of the communication satellite, a theory he first expounded in a 1945 article, "Extraterrestrial Relays".

Arthur C Clarke: 1917 - 2008

Producer: Gemma Jenkins

Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in 2005.


SUN 19:00 The Infinite Monkey Cage (b00strwf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 19:30 The Friend in the Corner (b007k18t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:30 today]


SUN 20:00 The Burkiss Way (b00jr7fy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 20:30 The Ken Dodd Show (b03wpcj4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b03wpctx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


SUN 21:45 Martin Sorrell - The Cuban Heel (b0109k1z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today]


SUN 22:00 Clare in the Community (b00j4hjr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 22:30 Cabin Pressure (b01293c9)
Series 3

Paris

When a bottle of highly expensive whisky goes missing, Martin becomes the Miss Marple of MJN Air with Arthur assisting as his trusty Doctor Watson and Douglas hindering as his untrusty prime suspect.

John Finnemore's sitcom about the pilots of a tiny charter airline for whom no job is too small and many jobs are too difficult.

Carolyn Knapp-Shappey ..... Stephanie Cole
1st Officer Douglas Richardson ..... Roger Allam
Capt. Martin Crieff ..... Benedict Cumberbatch
Arthur Shappey ..... John Finnemore
Mr Birling ..... Geoffrey Whitehead
Mrs Birling ..... Flip Webster
Phil ...... Ewan Bailey

Producer/Director: David Tyler

A Pozzitive production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in July 2011.


SUN 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b03yb6qq)
The best in contemporary comedy. Tonight, Arthur Smith chats again to Mr Twonkeys.


SUN 23:00 Vent (b01glrp7)
Series 3

The Stand-In

Ben vows to do something alone but buying an envelope at the post office is not that easy.

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

CAST:

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

Director: Nigel Smith
Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2009.


SUN 23:30 The Boosh (b007jmg2)
Jazz

Vince can't make the porpoise derby because his band's on New Faces of Pop and Howard can't relax because he's constantly being visited by the spirit of jazz.

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.

Howard Moon ...... Julian Barrattt
Vince Noir ...... Noel Fielding
Bob Fossil ...... Rich Fulcher

With 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 03 MARCH 2014

MON 00:00 Bill Murphy - Vostok (b007jzm4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 00:30 Arthur C Clarke Stories (b007jv5s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b03wpctx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


MON 01:45 Martin Sorrell - The Cuban Heel (b0109k1z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]


MON 02:00 The Infinite Monkey Cage (b00strwf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:30 The Friend in the Corner (b007k18t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:30 on Sunday]


MON 03:00 The Burkiss Way (b00jr7fy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Sunday]


MON 03:30 PD James - The Skull Beneath the Skin (b007w0rb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:30 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 FH Burnett - The Secret Garden (b00rl8kn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 Time Hops (b007k1q8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 VI Warshawski (b0089j85)
Killing Orders

Remembrance of Things Past

Chicago private eye, VI Warshawski, is not happy to be asked for help by her Aunt Rosa who hates her - and the feeling's mutual...

Sara Paretsky's thriller stars Kathleen Turner as VI Warshawski.

Roger Ferrant ...... Martin Shaw
Gabriella ...... Avril Clark
Albert ...... William Hootkins
Rosa ...... Eileen Way
Father Carroll ...... Don Fellows
Father Pelly ...... Colin Stinton
Father Jablonski ...... Peter Penry-Jones

Sara Paretsky created one of the most popular female sleuths in modern crime fiction. Her heroine, VI Warshawski, is a strong female character in a male-dominated world. VI is comfortable packing heat and trailing nasty suspects but she never loses touch with her basic femininity.

Paretsky says of her Warshawski: "I was troubled by the way women were portrayed in (detective fiction) they always seemed either evil or powerless. I thought it was time for a tough, smart, likeable female private investigator".

Kathleen Turner also starred in the same role in the 1991 film 'VI Warshawski'.

Dramatised by Michelene Wandor.

Director: Janet Whitaker

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1991.


MON 06:30 Russell Thorndike - Doctor Syn (b00d7lzt)
Episode 1

18th Century swashbuckling scholar, Doctor Syn finds love - and encounters a dastardly squire. Read by Rufus Sewell.

Christopher Syn, a brilliant young scholar, is a Doctor of Divinity at Oxford, but his eventual decision to throw away the Bible for the sword in a mad quest for vengeance will influence the rest of his life.

Russell Thorndike's Kent-based adventure featuring pirates, smuggling, highwaymen, duels, wicked squires and beautiful Spanish ladies. Based on the first two novels (published 1935 and 1936) in the seven-title sequence, 'Doctor Syn on the High Seas' and 'Doctor Syn Returns'. Abridged by Doreen Estall.

Writer Russell Thorndike (1885-1972) is less well-known than his sister, the actress Dame Sybil Thorndike, but his Doctor Syn novels hold a special place in the affection of lovers of atmospheric, swashbuckling storytelling everywhere. His novels have been filmed with actors as diverse as George Arliss, Peter Cushing and Patrick McGoohan in the role of Syn, and the Kent village of Dymchurch holds an official 'Day of Syn' every other year, to commemorate a home-grown literary folk hero.

Producer: Lawrence Jackson

Made for BBC Radio 7 by BBC Northern Ireland

First broadcast in 2006.


MON 07:00 One Foot in the Grave (b007jn64)
The Beast in the Cage

Victor suffers a bank holiday traffic nightmare stuck in a jam - and so do Margaret and Jean!

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

With Michael Fenton-Stevens, Ainslee Foster, Paul Rogan, Stephanie Pack and Keith Wickham.

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 February 1995 on BBC Radio 2.


MON 07:30 Just a Minute (b03w02sb)
Series 68

Episode 3

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.

This week's players are Sheila Hancock, Richard Herring, Josie Lawrence and Paul Merton. Subjects include 'Hot Cross Buns' and 'How to Win an Argument with a Teenager'.

Producer: Tilusha Ghelani.


MON 08:00 Round the Horne (b007jpsm)
Series 4

Episode 15

Crofter Kenneth Horne meets Bona Prince Charlie, Rambling Syd Rumpo sings of artefacts - and bona advertising Julian and Sandy-style.

Stars Kenneth Horne, 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.

Written 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 June 1968.


MON 08:30 The Navy Lark (b01857zf)
Operation Recovery

Trouble afloat as the crew of HMS Troutbridge try to locate an American warhead.

Stars Leslie Phillips, Jon Pertwee and Stephen Murray.

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

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

Written by Lawrie Wyman.

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in June 1971.


MON 09:00 Bleak Expectations (b00d7b5x)
Series 2

An Already Bad Life Made Worse but Sort of on Purpose

The comic Victorian epic sees Pip reach his lowest ebb in the worst place in the world, the East End of London in the first half of the 19th century.

Full of self-loathing Pip drinks some very strong gin, finds he is really quite keen on opium, and falls in with a gang of thieving boys. But is their leader, Mr Abraham Bagel, a Roman Catholic ne'er-do-well, all he seems?

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

Volume Two, Chapter the Fifth: An Already Bad Life Made Worse But Sort Of On Purpose.

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

Producer: Gareth Edwards.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2008.


MON 09:30 When the Dog Dies (b00sk7rk)
Series 1

Desperately Seeking Dolores

Ronnie Corbett reunites with the writers of his hit sitcom Sorry, Ian Davidson and Peter Vincent. Sorry ran for seven series on BBC 1 and was number one in the UK ratings.

In this Radio 4 sitcom, Ronnie plays Sandy Hopper, who is growing old happily along with his dog Henry. His grown up children - both married to people Sandy doesn't approve of at all - would like him to move out of the family home so they can get their hands on their money earlier. But Sandy's not having this. He's not moving until the dog dies. And not just that, how can he move if he's got a lodger? His daughter is convinced that his too attractive lodger Dolores (Liza Tarbuck) is after Sandy and his money.

Luckily, Sandy has three grandchildren and sometimes a friendly word, a kindly hand on the shoulder can really help a Granddad in the twenty-first century. Man and dog together face a complicated world. There's every chance they'll make it more so.

The final episode is Desperately Seeking Dolores. Sandy and Dolores are always bickering but this time it's serious and she walks out on him and his dog Henry. Luckily, Sandy remembers that Dolores is going on a charity run dressed as a chicken; but so are all her friends. In an exciting chase sequences, Henry comes up trumps.

Cast:
Sandy ..... Ronnie Corbett
Dolores ..... Liza Tarbuck
Lance ..... Philip Bird
Mrs Pompom ..... Sally Grace
Drobny ..... Jon Glover.


MON 10:00 Classic Serial (b00vkp4q)
Amber Lone - The Ramayana

Cast Out

By Amber Lone. A distinctive modern version of an ancient Indian epic and one of the world's most popular love stories. Teenage Sita sees the most beautiful stranger in the street. She'll marry him or die. He is Prince Rama, heir to the throne but his stepmother wants Rama sent into exile.

Sita...Manjinder Virk
Rama...Lloyd Thomas
Lakshman...Adeel Aktar
Ravan...Paul Bhattacharjee
Surparnaka...Sasha Behar
Dasarath...Jude Akuwudike
Sister...Deeivya Meir
Bharat...Saikat Ahamed

Music composed by Niraj Chag
Directed by Claire Grove

The ancient Indian epic The Ramayana is one of the world's most popular love stories. The separation and reunion of two lovers gives it perennial appeal but Rama's jealousy and Sita 's metamorphosis into a strong independent woman gives the story a contemporary feel. "Be as Rama," young Indians have been taught for 2,000 years, "be as Sita." but Rama is an interestingly flawed character, driven by powerful emotions in a world where monkeys can be gods, and gods can be as fallible as humans. Amber Lone's modern version of this Indian epic is scheduled to coincide with Divali, the festival of Lights, which celebrates Rama and Sita's return to their kingdom. Outstanding composer Niraj Chag creates original music.

Amber Lone (dramatist) is a bold new British Asian voice. She has had three acclaimed plays at Birmingham Rep: Paradise (2003), Deadeye(2006) & Four Streets (2009). She was a regular writer on Silver Street for BBC Asian network.

Niraj Chag (composer) wrote original music for the R4 dramatisation of The Mahabharata and a witty score for Rafta Rafta at the National Theatre. He is currently working on the feature film of Rafta Rafta . He has written and produced his own albums 'Along the Dusty Road' 2006 and 'Lost Souls' 2009 and composed music for BBC TV documentaries on Turner, Picasso and Bhopal.


MON 11:00 Brian Aldiss Short Stories (b03wpvq8)
The Expensive Delicate Ship

An eerie story within a story, set in some not too distant future but looking back on an ancient biblical flood. Read by Nicholas Farrell.

Brian Aldiss (1925-2017) was one of Britain's most prolific writers of speculative fiction. His first book was written when he was 14. This selection of his shorter fiction celebrates the range of his interests from futuristic creation myths to biting social satire.

Greatly influenced by the science fiction pioneer HG Wells, his writings have been compared to those of Isaac Asimov, Greg Bear and Arthur C Clarke. His complete works are currently being republished.

Produced for BBC Radio 4 Extra by the Waters Company.


MON 11:15 Loose Ends (b03wgt9k)
Danny Wallace, Albert Lee, Jerry Springer, Paloma Faith, Christo Brand, Scottee

Danny creates some scandal with TV presenter, former Mayor of Cincinnati and cultural icon Jerry Springer, who talks about his long-running series 'The Jerry Springer Show.' Jerry reveals his new guilty pleasure series 'Tabloid', where he peels back the curtain to probe the most bizarre larger-than-life stories you can't possibly imagine!

Scottee Falls To Grace with Hackney songstress and actress Paloma Faith, who talks about her new old skool funk song produced by Pharrell Williams, taken from her forthcoming third album A Perfect Contradiction'. Paloma gives Scottee some retro style tips and performs 'Can't Rely On You' in the studio.

Danny talks to author Christo Brand about his book 'Mandela: My Prisoner, My Friend'. At the age of eighteen, white Afrikaans farm boy Christo was sent to Robben Island as a raw recruit from the prison service, and became Nelson Mandela's prison warder. Christo was told he was a dangerous terrorist trying to bring down South Africa. But he soon saw the humanity, wisdom and humility of Mandela.

Danny talks to Grammy Award-winning guitarist and Country Boy Albert Lee, who has played with pretty much everyone. Eric Clapton once said "he's the greatest guitarist in the world...the ultimate virtuoso." So no surprise to find the celebrations for Albert's 70th Birthday crammed with great musicians wanting to pay their respects. He talks to Danny about his life and times and performs 'A Better Place' from his album 'Frettening Behaviour'.

Producer: Sukey Firth.


MON 12:00 Round the Horne (b007jpsm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 The Navy Lark (b01857zf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 VI Warshawski (b0089j85)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 Russell Thorndike - Doctor Syn (b00d7lzt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 Sian Evans - Seeing Is Believing (b03ws3mk)
Episode 1

4 Extra Debut. Jon is reliable and trustworthy. So why is he so suddenly convinced that he has seen a UFO? Starring Richard Greenwood.


MON 14:15 A Short History of Ireland (b007k4t6)
The Eagle Wing and the Black Oath; Presbyterian Anger, Catholic Resentment

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


MON 14:30 Naomi Alderman - Disobedience (b0076x3s)
Episode 1

An eminent rabbi passes away in London and his estranged daughter, Ronit is compelled to return home from America. So begins a journey with far reaching consequences.

Naomi Alderman's witty and insightful novel read by Sara Kestelman and Tracy-Ann Oberman.

Abridged by Sally Marmion.

Producer: Elizabeth Allard.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Book at Bedtime in 2006.


MON 14:45 Beatrix Potter: A Life in Nature (b00g1hbq)
Episode 1

Linda Lear's biography reveals the family history and early years of Peter Rabbit's creator. Read by Lindsay Duncan.


MON 15:00 Classic Serial (b00vkp4q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b03ws71y)
Mel Giedroyc gets green-fingered with a guide to an amazing plant, the edible samphire. Plus the first part of the Eddie Dickens story Terrible Times, by Philip Ardagh.


MON 17:00 Old Dog and Partridge (b007jq9s)
Episode 1

Landlord Jack gets an offer from his daughter Nicola to help run his pub when she comes home for Christmas, but his reaction is not what she's expecting...

Joe Turner’s six-part sitcom stars Michael Williams as Jack, Lisa Coleman as Nicola, Cherry Morris as Mrs Drummond, Simon Greenall as Andy and Toby Longworth as Various.

Producer: Liz Anstee

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1998.


MON 17:30 One Foot in the Grave (b007jn64)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 18:00 Terry Pratchett (b010ns71)
Night Watch

Episode 1

Living in the past is hard. Dying in the past is incredibly easy.

Commander Sam Vimes of the City Watch falls through time and arrives in the city of his youth.

Terry Pratchett's Discworld novel dramatised in five parts by Robin Brooks.

Stars Philip Jackson as Sam Vimes, Carl Prekopp as Young Sam, Paul Ritter as Carcer, Peter Marinker as Willikins, Clare Corbett as Rosie, Sam Dale as Fred Colon, Ben Onwukwe as Dr Lawn and Matt Addis as Sergeant Knock.

Director: Claire Grove

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2008.


MON 18:30 Charles Chilton - Journey into Space (b007jmx1)
Operation Luna

10. The Citadel

Stranded in Earth's past, the Voice tries tempting Captain Jet Morgan and his crew out into the city of the aliens.

Futuristic tale set in 1965 written and produced by Charles Chilton.

Jet Morgan …. Andrew Faulds
Lemmy Barnett …. Alfie Bass
Doc …. Guy Kingsley-Poynter
Mitch …. David Williams
All Other Parts …. Deryck Guyler

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 May 1958.


MON 19:00 Round the Horne (b007jpsm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 The Navy Lark (b01857zf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 VI Warshawski (b0089j85)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 Russell Thorndike - Doctor Syn (b00d7lzt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 Brian Aldiss Short Stories (b03wpvq8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:15 Loose Ends (b03wgt9k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


MON 22:00 Just a Minute (b03w02sb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 Bleak Expectations (b00d7b5x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 23:00 The News Quiz Extra (b03ws7h6)
Series 10

Episode 3

A satirical review of the week's news, chaired by Sandi Toksvig, with regular panellist Jeremy Hardy and guest panellists including Hugo Rifkind and Susan Calman.


MON 23:45 Armstrong and Miller (b00t5x2s)
Episode 3

Australian lifestyle, and a Euro rock band.

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 and Alexander Armstrong.

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1998.



TUESDAY 04 MARCH 2014

TUE 00:00 Terry Pratchett (b010ns71)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 Charles Chilton - Journey into Space (b007jmx1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 VI Warshawski (b0089j85)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 Russell Thorndike - Doctor Syn (b00d7lzt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 Bleak Expectations (b00d7b5x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 When the Dog Dies (b00sk7rk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 Classic Serial (b00vkp4q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 Brian Aldiss Short Stories (b03wpvq8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:15 Loose Ends (b03wgt9k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 Old Dog and Partridge (b007jq9s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 One Foot in the Grave (b007jn64)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 VI Warshawski (b007jqc3)
Killing Orders

Forging Ahead

Cousin Albert has called private eye, VI Warshawski off the investigation into the forged securities at the Priory. But she doesn't give up so easily.

Sara Paretsky's thriller stars Kathleen Turner as Chicago private eye, VI Warshawski.

Roger Ferrant ...... Martin Shaw
Gabriella ...... Avril Clark
Albert ...... William Hootkins
Rosa ...... Eileen Way
Father Carroll ...... Don Fellows
Uncle Stefan ...... Maurice Denham
Lotty Herschel ...... Miriam Karlin
O'Faolin ...... John Bennett
Agnes Paciorek ...... Lorelei King
Murray Ryerson ...... Kerry Shale
Sal ...... Adjoa Andoh
Derek Hatfield ...... Andrew Wincott

Dramatised by Michelene Wandor.

Director: Janet Whitaker

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1991.


TUE 06:30 Russell Thorndike - Doctor Syn (b00d7p95)
Episode 2

The wicked Squire's kidnap plot sparks the swashbuckler's daring rescue attempt - and nephew Nicholas appears. Read by Rufus Sewell.

Christopher Syn, a brilliant young scholar, is a Doctor of Divinity at Oxford, but his eventual decision to throw away the Bible for the sword in a mad quest for vengeance will influence the rest of his life.

Russell Thorndike's 18th Century, Kent-based adventure features pirates, smuggling, highwaymen, duels, wicked squires and beautiful Spanish ladies. Based on the first two novels (published 1935 and 1936) in the seven-title sequence, 'Doctor Syn on the High Seas' and 'Doctor Syn Returns'. Abridged by Doreen Estall.

Writer Russell Thorndike (1885-1972) is less well-known than his sister, the actress Dame Sybil Thorndike, but his Doctor Syn novels hold a special place in the affection of lovers of atmospheric, swashbuckling storytelling everywhere. His novels have been filmed with actors as diverse as George Arliss, Peter Cushing and Patrick McGoohan in the role of Syn, and the Kent village of Dymchurch holds an official 'Day of Syn' every other year, to commemorate a home-grown literary folk hero.

Producer: Lawrence Jackson

Made for BBC Radio 7 by BBC Northern Ireland

First broadcast in 2006.


TUE 07:00 Babblewick Hall (b01nh8zv)
Series 1

Episode 5

A future as a distinguished Parliamentarian beckons Fenton to London.

However, putting the finishing touches to his maiden speech, Fenton Babblewick is unaware of the tortuous journey which lies ahead - and his travelling companions who’ll be the source of much irritation.

Is this the moment Augustus has been waiting for? An escape to London, free at last from the horrors of Yorkshire.

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
Mrs Maddison ...... Sara Coward
Maddison ...... John Baddeley
Highwayman ...... Stephen Critchlow

Music by Paul Mottram.

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1996.


TUE 07:30 Dilemma (b03w0j4d)
Series 3

Episode 4

Sue Perkins puts Nick Doody, Angela Barnes, Dominic Lawson and Cush Jumbo through the moral and ethical wringer.

The panellists attempt to resolve dilemmas based around horses and awkward family situations.

Plus a real-life dilemma about identity - and an attempt to help an audience member with affairs of the heart.

Devised by Danielle Ward.

Producer: Ed Morrish

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2014.


TUE 08:00 The Goon Show (b007jlq1)
Series 6

The Fear of Wages

Ignoring a telegram about Japan's surrender, Neddie Seagoon and company are still at war.

Groundbreaking, surreal BBC radio comedy written by Spike Milligan.

Starring:
Peter Sellers
Harry Secombe
Spike Milligan

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

With the Ray Ellington Quartet and Max Geldray.

Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott.

Announcer: Wallace Greenslade

Producer: Peter Eton

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in March 1956.


TUE 08:30 The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show (b01k763p)
Series 1

Episode 5

Shock news from Eric: Ernie's set to retire! Plus the torrid tale of Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning.

Special singing guest: Laura Lee..

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 (b03ws7h6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:45 Armstrong and Miller (b00t5x2s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:45 on Monday]


TUE 10:00 Classic Serial (b00vrbq7)
Amber Lone - The Ramayana

Return

By Amber Lone. A distinctive modern version of an ancient Indian epic and one of the world's most popular love stories. Sita has been abducted by a ruthless warlord. Rama enlists the help of an army of monkeys to get her back but has she betrayed him with the evil ruler of Lanka?

Sita...Manjinder Virk
Rama...Lloyd Thomas
Lakshman...Adeel Aktar
Ravan...Paul Bhattacharjee
Surparnaka...Sasha Behar
Hanuman...Kulvinder Ghir
Sugreeva...Jude Akuwudike
Mandodari...Deeivya Meir
Kush...Omar Kent
Lava...Neil Reynolds

Music composed by Niraj Chag
Directed by Claire Grove

The ancient Indian epic The Ramayana is one of the most popular love stories in the world. The separation and reunion of two lovers gives it perennial appeal but Rama's growing jealousy and Sita 's metamorphosis into a strong independent woman gives the story a contemporary feel. "Be as Rama," young Indians have been taught for 2,000 years, "be as Sita." but Rama is an interestingly flawed character, driven by powerful emotions in a world where monkeys can be gods, and gods can be as fallible as humans. Amber Lone's modern version of this Indian epic is scheduled to coincide with Divali, the festival of Lights, which celebrates Rama and Sita's return to their kingdom. Outstanding composer Niraj Chag creates original music.

Amber Lone (dramatist) is a bold new British Asian voice. She has had three acclaimed plays at Birmingham Rep: Paradise (2003), Deadeye(2006) & Four Streets (2009). She was a regular writer on Silver Street for BBC Asian network

Niraj Chag (composer) wrote outstanding original music for the R4 dramatisation of The Mahabharata. He wrote a witty score for Rafta Rafta at the National Theatre currently being made into a feature film . He has written and produced his own albums 'Along the Dusty Road' 2006 and 'Lost Souls' 2009 and composed music for BBC TV documentaries on Turner, Picasso and Bhopal.


TUE 11:00 Brian Aldiss Short Stories (b03ws9lr)
Stillthorpe; Headless

Stillthorpe is a gentle fable. Followed by Headless - a blistering satire depicting a world where entertainment has replaced common-sense. Read by Clare Corbett.

Brian Aldiss (1925-2017) was one of Britain's most prolific writers of speculative fiction. His first book was written when he was 14. This selection of his shorter fiction celebrates the range of his interests from futuristic creation myths to biting social satire.

Greatly influenced by the science fiction pioneer HG Wells, his writings have been compared to those of Isaac Asimov, Greg Bear and Arthur C. Clarke. His complete works are currently being republished.

Produced for BBC Radio 4 Extra by the Waters Company.


TUE 11:15 Jimmie Chinn (b017gvl8)
Looks Like Rain

Following their mother's funeral, Joyce and Stan unearth some dodgy family secrets. Stars Dora Bryan and Bernard Cribbins.


TUE 12:00 The Goon Show (b007jlq1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show (b01k763p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 VI Warshawski (b007jqc3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 Russell Thorndike - Doctor Syn (b00d7p95)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 Sian Evans - Seeing Is Believing (b03ws9lt)
Episode 2

Jon has difficulty coming to terms with what he has seen. Meanwhile, change is on the way at work. Starring Richard Greenwood.


TUE 14:15 A Short History of Ireland (b007k4vf)
October 1641, The Plot That Failed; The 1641 Massacres

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


TUE 14:30 Naomi Alderman - Disobedience (b0076x48)
Episode 2

Both Dovid and Ronit struggle to cope with the responsibility of grief. Read by Sara Kestelman and Tracy-Ann Oberman.


TUE 14:45 Beatrix Potter: A Life in Nature (b00g1rsr)
Episode 2

Linda Lear's biography of the author reveals how Peter Rabbit and Jeremy Fisher came to be born. Read by Lindsay Duncan.


TUE 15:00 Classic Serial (b00vrbq7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b03ws9lw)
Mel Giedroyc says happy birthday Matt Lucas and hears about the funnyman's early years in comedy. Plus more from Eddie Dickens story Terrible Times, by Philip Ardagh.


TUE 17:00 Up the Garden Path (b007xwbq)
Series 1

Into the Lion's Den

With Michael messing her about, Izzy's quest to find love gets even more muddled.

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
Michael ...... Nicholas Le Prevost
Dick ...... Mike Grady
Louise ...... Phyllida Nash
Gwyn ...... Sion Probert

Producer: Jonathan James-Moore

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1987.


TUE 17:30 Babblewick Hall (b01nh8zv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 18:00 Terry Pratchett (b010nyk4)
Night Watch

Episode 2

Chasing a villain called Carcer, Commander Sam Vimes of the City Watch has been thrown back in time. The Old Watch are a lack-lustre bunch and they've taken him prisoner.

Terry Pratchett's Discworld novel dramatised by Robin Brooks.

Stars Philip Jackson as Sam Vimes, Carl Prekopp as Young Sam, Paul Ritter as Carcer, Peter Marinker as Tilden, Clare Corbett as Rosie, Sam Dale as Colon, Ben Onwukwe as Dr Lawn and Matt Addis as Knock.

Director: Claire Grove

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2008.


TUE 18:30 Charles Chilton - Journey into Space (b007jmxh)
Operation Luna

11. To the Moon or Venus?

The Voice invites Captain Jet Morgan and his crew to meet him, but Lemmy is soon feeling terrified...

Futuristic tale set in 1965 as first broadcast in 1953.

CAST:

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

Music composed and orchestra conducted by Van Phillips.

Written in 13-parts and produced by Charles Chilton.

Though first heard in 1953, the original recordings were wiped.

Re-recording first broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in 1958.


TUE 19:00 The Goon Show (b007jlq1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show (b01k763p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 VI Warshawski (b007jqc3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 Russell Thorndike - Doctor Syn (b00d7p95)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 Brian Aldiss Short Stories (b03ws9lr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 21:15 Jimmie Chinn (b017gvl8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


TUE 22:00 Dilemma (b03w0j4d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 Sarah Millican's Support Group (b00qps89)
Series 1

1. 'I love a plumber but I'm no boiler'.

'I love a plumber but I'm no boiler'.

Dating outside of your class: would you, should you, could you?'

'Help! I love two women at the same time - my mam not included'.

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

Assisted by her very own team of experts.

Sarah ...... Sarah Millican
Marion ...... Ruth Bratt
Terry ...... Simon Daye
Chris ...... Steve Edge
Jamie ...... Nick Mohammed
Carol ...... Helen Atkinson Wood.

Written by Sarah Millican.

Producer: Lianne Coop

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2010.


TUE 23:00 Rudy's Rare Records (b00p4mcp)
Series 1

The Heart of Saturday Night

Bad news for the trio when burglars ransack their record store in Brum.

The collisions of life for Grandad Rudy, father Adam and son Richie living crammed together over an old record store in Birmingham.

Generational comedy 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
Tasha ...... Natasha Godfrey
Clifton ...... Jeffery Kissoon
Doctor ...... Tracy-Ann Oberman
DJ Karel ...... Andrew Brooke
Trev the Hoodie ...... Doc Brown

Producer: Lucy Armitage.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2008.


TUE 23:30 Miranda Hart's Joke Shop (b00mk4bz)
What a Job!

The tall, life-embracing shopkeeper tries to prove that she can get a proper job. With Patricia Hodge. From August 2008.



WEDNESDAY 05 MARCH 2014

WED 00:00 Terry Pratchett (b010nyk4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 Charles Chilton - Journey into Space (b007jmxh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 VI Warshawski (b007jqc3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 Russell Thorndike - Doctor Syn (b00d7p95)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 The News Quiz Extra (b03ws7h6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


WED 02:45 Armstrong and Miller (b00t5x2s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:45 on Monday]


WED 03:00 Classic Serial (b00vrbq7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 Brian Aldiss Short Stories (b03ws9lr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:15 Jimmie Chinn (b017gvl8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 Up the Garden Path (b007xwbq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 Babblewick Hall (b01nh8zv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 VI Warshawski (b007jqcj)
Killing Orders

Acid Test

VI Warshawski's best friend Agnes Paciorek has been murdered, but is there a connection with her investigation at the Priory and the anonymous phone calls?

Sara Paretsky's thriller stars Kathleen Turner as Chicago private eye, VI Warshawski.

Roger Ferrant ...... Martin Shaw
Lotty Herschel ...... Miriam Karlin
Bobby Mallory ...... William Hootkins
O'Faolin ...... John Bennett
Gabriella ...... Avril Clark
Alicia ...... Lorelei King
Mrs Paciorek ...... Helen Horton
Father Pelly ...... Colin Stinton
Phil Stuart ...... Milligan
Murray Ryerson ...... Kerry Shale
Regina ...... Adjoa Andoh
Dr Paciorek ...... Norman Jones
Phyllis Lording ...... Theresa Streatfield

Dramatised by Michelene Wandor.

Director: Janet Whitaker

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1991.


WED 06:30 Russell Thorndike - Doctor Syn (b00d7qkq)
Episode 3

The swashbuckling daredevil pursues his enemy over to America - and falls in with pirates. Read by Rufus Sewell.

Christopher Syn, a brilliant young scholar, is a Doctor of Divinity at Oxford, but his eventual decision to throw away the Bible for the sword in a mad quest for vengeance will influence the rest of his life.

Russell Thorndike's 18th Century, Kent-based adventure features pirates, smuggling, highwaymen, duels, wicked squires and beautiful Spanish ladies. Based on the first two novels (published 1935 and 1936) in the seven-title sequence, 'Doctor Syn on the High Seas' and 'Doctor Syn Returns'. Abridged by Doreen Estall.

Writer Russell Thorndike (1885-1972) is less well-known than his sister, the actress Dame Sybil Thorndike, but his Doctor Syn novels hold a special place in the affection of lovers of atmospheric, swashbuckling storytelling everywhere. His novels have been filmed with actors as diverse as George Arliss, Peter Cushing and Patrick McGoohan in the role of Syn, and the Kent village of Dymchurch holds an official 'Day of Syn' every other year, to commemorate a home-grown literary folk hero.

Producer: Lawrence Jackson

Made for BBC Radio 7 by BBC Northern Ireland

First broadcast in 2006.


WED 07:00 An Actor's Life for Me (b007r42w)
Series 1

A Stiff Audition

Young actor Robert Wilson is desperately seeking work.

At last an audition comes up. He doesn't need to rigidly stick to the script - just be rigid.

Sitcom by Paul Mayhew-Archer about an aspiring actor.

Robert Wilson …. John Gordon Sinclair
Desmond Shaw …. Gary Waldhorn
Sue …. Caroline Quentin

With:

Ron Pember
Jo Kendall
Joanna Mackie
Jonathan Kydd
Michael Graham Cox
Melinda Walker

Producer: Paul Spencer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in January 1989.


WED 07:30 Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! (b03w16pc)
Series 1

High-Speed Rail

Mention Milton Jones to most people and the first thing they think is 'Help!'.

King of the one-liners, Milton Jones returns BBC to Radio 4 for an amazing 10th series in a new format where he has decided to set himself up as a man who can help anyone anywhere - whether they need it or not. Because, in his own words, "No problem too problemy".

But each week, Milton and his trusty assistant Anton set out to help people and soon find they're embroiled in a new adventure. So when you're close to the edge, then Milton can give you a push.

This week, there's rumours of a new rail line in the offing - and it's threatening a tiny delicate dormouse. So Milton decides he must put his foot down - carefully...

Written by Milton with James Cary ("Bluestone 42", "Miranda") and Dan Evans (who co-wrote Milton's Channel 4 show "House Of Rooms") the man they call "Britain's funniest Milton," returns to the radio with a fully-working cast and a shipload of new jokes.

The cast includes regulars Tom Goodman-Hill ("Spamalot", "Mr. Selfridge") as the ever-faithful Anton, and Dan Tetsell ("Newsjack"), and features the one and only Josie Lawrence working with Milton for the first time.

Producer David Tyler's radio credits include Armando Iannucci's Charm Offensive, Cabin Pressure, Bigipedia, Another Case Of Milton Jones, Jeremy Hardy Speaks To The Nation, The Brig Society, Giles Wemmbley Hogg Goes Off, The 99p Challenge, The Castle, The 3rd Degree and even, going back a bit, Radio Active.

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


WED 08:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b0089k50)
Series 5

The Foreign Legion

The lad is set to entertain troops in Malta, but he's duped into making an appearance on the frontline.

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 (b00j3f8d)
Series 9

Episode 2

Radio Prune presents A Kick in the Arts, and So You Think You've Got a Feed Line?

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

Sketches written by Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie.

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

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

Producers: David Hatch/Bob Oliver Rogers

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 2 in November 1973.


WED 09:00 1834 (b011klyr)
Strong Continental Lager

21st-century teacher Jason decides 19th-century Macclesfield needs a decent pub with decent beer.

In Jim Poyser's riotous comedy of transportation and delight, Jason is now Tarquin, third son of Lord Belport with a faithful valet, Ned.

Jason Slater ...... Michael Begley
Ned ...... Joe Caffrey
Hoskins ...... Kenneth Alan Taylor
Lord Belport ...... Mark Chatterton
Stubbs ...... Glenn Cunningham
Millicent ...... Julia Rounthwaite

Directed at BBC Manchester by Polly Thomas.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2003.


WED 09:30 Whose Line Is It Anyway? (b007jrcc)
Episode 1

It ran for 10 series on Channel 4 and found success in America, but the hit TV improvisation game actually started life on BBC radio.

When it began in January 1988, this show adopted a format with two regular team captains - Fry and Sessions and two guests each week, with Colin Sell at the piano.

In this first edition of the pioneering series, John Sessions, Dawn French, Stephen Fry and Lenny Henry are tasked to improvise by series chairman Clive Anderson.

Rounds include ghastly guests at a party and Goldilocks and the Three Bears performed as never before.

Devised and compiled by Mark Leveson. Additional material by Martin Booth.

Producer: Dan Patterson.


WED 10:00 Classic Serial (b00772x4)
Emile Zola - Germinal

Episode 1

Germinal

Emile Zola's masterpiece brought vividly to life, dramatised by Diana Griffiths. Set in 1860s France, a struggling mining community takes refuge in the revolutionary young outsider, Etienne.

Narrator ...... David Bradley
Etienne ...... Joe Absolom
Catherine ...... Emily Chennery
Maheu ...... Charles Dale
La Maheude ...... Deborah McAndrew
Bonnemort ...... Peter Armitage
Souvarine ....... Gary Lewis
Chaval ...... Leigh Symonds
Paul Negrel ..... James Nickerson
La Mouquette ...... Vicky Binns
Jeanlin ...... Aidan Parsons
Lydie ...... Daisy Jones.


WED 11:00 Brian Aldiss Short Stories (b03wt584)
Galaxy Zee

Life in a galaxy where every planet and every city is like a billion others, the controlling Unicrat who created them feels his plan has gone awry. Read by Jack Klaff.

Brian Aldiss (1925-2017) was one of Britain's most prolific writers of speculative fiction. His first book was written when he was 14. This selection of his shorter fiction celebrates the range of his interests from futuristic creation myths to biting social satire.

Greatly influenced by the science fiction pioneer HG Wells, his writings have been compared to those of Isaac Asimov, Greg Bear and Arthur C. Clarke. His complete works are currently being republished.

Produced for BBC Radio 4 Extra by the Waters Company.


WED 11:15 Jimmie Chinn (b017gzt3)
Looks Like Rain Again

After their mother's funeral, the return of a missing brother stirs up big trouble. Stars Roy Barraclough and Bernard Cribbins.


WED 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b0089k50)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00j3f8d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 VI Warshawski (b007jqcj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 Russell Thorndike - Doctor Syn (b00d7qkq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 Sian Evans - Seeing Is Believing (b03wt81r)
Episode 3

Jon is now out of a job, but his UFO fascination persists. He scares his daughter accidentally. Stars Richard Greenwood.


WED 14:15 A Short History of Ireland (b007k4wb)
The Confederation of Kilkenny; Civil War

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


WED 14:30 Naomi Alderman - Disobedience (b0076x4t)
Episode 3

Ronit and Dovid are reunited, but unwelcome old memories are stirred. Read by Sara Kestelman and Tracy-Ann Oberman.


WED 14:45 Beatrix Potter: A Life in Nature (b00g227n)
Episode 3

Success and tragedy walk hand-in-hand for the creator of Peter Rabbit. Linda Lear's biography is read by Lindsay Duncan.


WED 15:00 Classic Serial (b00772x4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b03wt81t)
Actress and author Meera Syal digs out her Inheritance Tracks, and Mark Williams reads the next part of the Eddie Dickens story Terrible Times, by Philip Ardagh.


WED 17:00 A Whole New Ball Game (b00gf8dn)
Series 2

The Friendly

Fists fly when Andy and Robert's football teams meet, but not among the players. Stars Brenda Blethyn. From November 1994.


WED 17:30 An Actor's Life for Me (b007r42w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 18:00 Terry Pratchett (b010tzfb)
Night Watch

Episode 3

Thrown back in time, Commander Sam Vimes of the City Watch is training his young self in the art of policing - then runs into his old enemy, Carcer.

Terry Pratchett's Discworld novel dramatised by Robin Brooks.

Stars Philip Jackson as Sam Vimes, Carl Prekopp as Young Sam, Paul Ritter as Carcer, Clare Corbett as Rosie, Sam Dale as Colon, Ben Onwukwe as Dr Lawn, Peter Marinker as Tilden and Rachel Atkins as Lady Meserole.

Director: Claire Grove

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2008.


WED 18:30 Charles Chilton - Journey into Space (b007jmyk)
Operation Luna

12. A Rocky Send Off

After travelling through time, could Captain Jet Morgan and his crew be bound for home at last?

Futuristic tale set in 1965 as first broadcast in 1953.

CAST:

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

Music composed and orchestra conducted by Van Phillips.

Written and produced by Charles Chilton.

Though first heard in 1953, the original recordings were wiped.

Re-recording first broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in 1958.


WED 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b0089k50)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00j3f8d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 VI Warshawski (b007jqcj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 Russell Thorndike - Doctor Syn (b00d7qkq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 Brian Aldiss Short Stories (b03wt584)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 21:15 Jimmie Chinn (b017gzt3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


WED 22:00 Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! (b03w16pc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 Shappi Talk (b00lszhj)
Series 1

Growing Up in the UK

Shappi is joined with black comedian Ava Vidal who'll be looking back at her unusual childhood. Shappi also chats with another 'related' guest- and this week she talks to author Ben Okri who reveals some amazing story from his childhood with a very alternative father and some childhood challenges.

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 On the Town with the League of Gentlemen (b007k273)
Death by Mau Mau

The misfits of the remote northern town are having a fun run - and is there a nasty bug going round?

The first incarnation of the award-winning black comedy, about the "local people" of Spent - before it hit TV.

Starring Mark Gatiss, Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton.

Written by the cast and Jeremy Dyson.

The League of Gentlemen won a Perrier Edinburgh Festival award in 1997 and this radio series debuted in the same year. They also won a Sony Radio Award. The cult series switched to TV for three series on BBC 2 from 1999, plus stage shows and a feature film.

Producer: Sarah Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1997.


WED 23:30 Lee and Herring's Fist of Fun (b0080qgm)
Lancaster

Sexually transmitted diseases, Simon Bates and chef tips.

Recorded at Lancaster University.

With Peter Baynham, Rebecca Front and Jo Unwin.

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.

Cult BBC Radio 1 series first broadcast in October 1993.



THURSDAY 06 MARCH 2014

THU 00:00 Terry Pratchett (b010tzfb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 Charles Chilton - Journey into Space (b007jmyk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 VI Warshawski (b007jqcj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 Russell Thorndike - Doctor Syn (b00d7qkq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 1834 (b011klyr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 Whose Line Is It Anyway? (b007jrcc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 Classic Serial (b00772x4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 Brian Aldiss Short Stories (b03wt584)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:15 Jimmie Chinn (b017gzt3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 A Whole New Ball Game (b00gf8dn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 An Actor's Life for Me (b007r42w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 VI Warshawski (b007jqct)
Killing Orders

The Fire Next Time

The private eye is convinced Agnes's murder is linked to a covert takeover bid for Ajax insurance, but can she prove it?

Sara Paretsky's thriller stars Kathleen Turner as Chicago private eye, VI Warshawski.

Roger Ferrant ...... Martin Shaw
Gabriella ...... Avril Clark
Father Carroll ...... Don Fellows
Rosa ...... Eileen Way
Barbara Paciorek ...... Lorelei King
Mrs Paciorek ...... Helen Horton
Bobby Mallory ...... William Hootkins
O'Faolin ...... John Bennett
Murray Ryerson ...... Kerry Shale
Father Pelly ...... Colin Stinton
Father Jablonski ...... Peter Penry-Jones

Dramatised by Michelene Wandor.

Director: Janet Whitaker

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1991.


THU 06:30 Russell Thorndike - Doctor Syn (b00d8km5)
Episode 4

Dubbed Captain Clegg, the swashbuckling hero wins renown as the most feared of pirates. Read by Rufus Sewell.

Christopher Syn, a brilliant young scholar, is a Doctor of Divinity at Oxford, but his eventual decision to throw away the Bible for the sword in a mad quest for vengeance will influence the rest of his life.

Russell Thorndike's 18th Century, Kent-based adventure features pirates, smuggling, highwaymen, duels, wicked squires and beautiful Spanish ladies. Based on the first two novels (published 1935 and 1936) in the seven-title sequence, 'Doctor Syn on the High Seas' and 'Doctor Syn Returns'. Abridged by Doreen Estall.

Writer Russell Thorndike (1885-1972) is less well-known than his sister, the actress Dame Sybil Thorndike, but his Doctor Syn novels hold a special place in the affection of lovers of atmospheric, swashbuckling storytelling everywhere. His novels have been filmed with actors as diverse as George Arliss, Peter Cushing and Patrick McGoohan in the role of Syn, and the Kent village of Dymchurch holds an official 'Day of Syn' every other year, to commemorate a home-grown literary folk hero.

Producer: Lawrence Jackson

Made for BBC Radio 7 by BBC Northern Ireland

First broadcast in 2006.


THU 07:00 The Alan Davies Show (b007jsk4)
Episode 6

Struggling actor Alan has a date with an X-rated actress, whilst Peruvian Flu strikes at the Gazette.

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 and Kevin Eldon.

Producer: Jane Berthoud

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1998.


THU 07:30 Jason Cook's School of Hard Knocks (b03w32c0)
Asking Out and First Dates

Field marshal of mirth and high priest of Hebburn, Jason Cook dispenses advice on how best to navigate the choppy waters of life and come out the other side without feeling woozy, using the full spectrum of his own experiences as his educational aids.

In this episode, Jason examines how to successfully ask someone out.

Discover the traps to be avoided when going on a first date - using Jason's trademarked "Place, Face, Case" methodology,

Stories from the audience help to throw more light on the matter in hand.

With Zoe Harrison and Neil Grainger.

Producer: Sam Michell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2014.


THU 08:00 Dad's Army (b008h50c)
Series 3

Absent Friends

Captain Mainwaring returns to platoon insubordination - and an escaped convict.

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
Private Walker …. Larry Martyn
Mrs Pike …. Pearl Hackney

Additional music by Dennis Gomm.

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1976.


THU 08:30 Take It From Here (b012qr1m)
From 18/03/1954

Pa Glum warns Ron about feeling jealous. Frank Muir and Denis Norden's classic comedy stars Jimmy Edwards. From March 1954.


THU 09:00 Robin and Wendy's Wet Weekends (b007js1l)
Series 1

A Cavalier Attitude

Model village-makers, Robin and Wendy are shown "Black Bess" as their randy friends Sue and Glen persuade them to attend a battle re-enactment.

Written by and starring Kay Stonham and Simon Greenall.

Robin ...... Simon Greenall
Wendy ...... Kay Stonham
Maureen ...... Debra Stephenson
Derek ...... Phil Cornwell
Sue ...... Jan Ravens
Glenn ...... Michael Simkins
Darnley ...... Ewan Bailey
Carol ...... Jo Enright
Pikeman ...... Sean McKenna

Producer: Mario Stylianides

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2002.


THU 09:30 Puzzle Panel (b00x7lb5)
Episode 1

Agitate your grey matter with Chris Maslanka, David Singmaster, William Harston and Professor Angela Newing. From June 1998.


THU 10:00 Classic Serial (b0077367)
Emile Zola - Germinal

Episode 2

Germinal

Emile Zola's masterpiece brought vividly to life, dramatised by Diana Griffiths.

2/3. Etienne has to live without the girl he loves – Catherine, who now lives with Chaval. The strike is on in many of the company's pits and Etienne, now nurturing a growing ambition to fight for the proletariat, has become the respected leader of the comrades. But events spiral out of control after a secret midnight meeting in the forest.

Narrator ...... David Bradley
Etienne ...... Joe Absolom
Catherine ...... Emily Chennery
Maheu ...... Charles Dale
La Maheude ...... Deborah McAndrew
Souvarine ....... Gary Lewis
Hennebeau ...... David Fleeshman
Madame Hennebeau ...... Denise Black
Cecile ...... Victoria Brazier
Chaval ...... Leigh Symonds
Paul Negrel ..... James Nickerson
La Mouquette ...... Vicky Binns
Jeanlin ...... Aidan Parsons
Lydie ...... Daisy Jones.


THU 11:00 Brian Aldiss Short Stories (b03wtf7z)
The Light Really; Apology

Two Brian Aldiss stories: first, a philandering journalist is confined to home; whilst in Apology an elderly aristocrat's memory returns him to an incident that moved him greatly. Read by Ewan Bailey.

Brian Aldiss (1925-2017) was one of Britain's most prolific writers of speculative fiction. His first book was written when he was 14. This selection of his shorter fiction celebrates the range of his interests from futuristic creation myths to biting social satire.

Greatly influenced by the science fiction pioneer HG Wells, his writings have been compared to those of Isaac Asimov, Greg Bear and Arthur C Clarke. His complete works are currently being republished.

Produced for BBC Radio 4 Extra by the Waters Company.


THU 11:15 Jimmie Chinn (b017gzxg)
Rain on the Just

Dark family secrets and a severe case of sibling rivalry lead to murder. Stars Bernard Cribbins and Roy Barraclough.


THU 12:00 Dad's Army (b008h50c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 Take It From Here (b012qr1m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 VI Warshawski (b007jqct)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 Russell Thorndike - Doctor Syn (b00d8km5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 Sian Evans - Seeing Is Believing (b03wtf81)
Episode 4

Jon is forced to confront difficult questions from others over what he may or may not have seen. Stars Richard Greenwood.


THU 14:15 A Short History of Ireland (b007k4x5)
Cromwell; The Curse of Cromwell

Oliver Cromwell arrived in Ireland in 1649 and vowed to avenge those who had previously massacred Protestants.


THU 14:30 Naomi Alderman - Disobedience (b0076x5b)
Episode 4

Ronit finds herself once more reliving bad times as a guest of the Hartogs. Read by Sara Kestelman and Tracy-Ann Oberman.


THU 14:45 Beatrix Potter: A Life in Nature (b00g27cn)
Episode 4

There's a wedding and an important donation in Linda Lear's biography of the author and illustrator. Read by Lindsay Duncan.


THU 15:00 Classic Serial (b0077367)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b03wtgty)
Mel Giedroyc raids the Questions Questions archive to explore why pirates wore earrings. Plus more from the Eddie Dickens story Terrible Times, by Philip Ardagh.


THU 17:00 Ballylenon (b00nydb9)
Series 7

Episode 1

When Muriel experiences a 'miraculous apparition' whilst on pilgrimage to Lourdes, Phonsie Doherty is quick to seize on its business potential for Ballylenon.

Series set in the sleepy town of Ballylenon, Co Donegal in 1959.

Written by Christopher Fitz-Simon.

Muriel Maconchy ...... Margaret D'Arcy
Vera Maconchy ...... Stella McCusker
Phonsie Doherty ...... Gerard Murphy
Vivienne Hawthorne ...... Annie McCartney
Rev Samuel Hawthorne ...... Miche Doherty
Stumpy Bonner ...... Gerard McSorley

Pianist: Michael Harrison

Director: Eoin O'Callaghan

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2009.


THU 17:30 The Alan Davies Show (b007jsk4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 18:00 Terry Pratchett (b010v3d7)
Night Watch

Episode 4

Thrown back in time, Commander Sam Vimes of the City Watch relives the glorious revolution of his youth. But he must also protect his younger self from arch-enemy Carcer.

Terry Pratchett's Discworld novel dramatised by Robin Brooks.

Stars Philip Jackson as Sam Vimes, Carl Prekopp as Young Sam, Paul Ritter as Carcer, Clare Corbett as Rosie, Sam Dale as Colon, Ben Onwukwe as Dr Lawn, Joseph Kloska as Reg Shoe and Peter Marinker as Major Clive.

Director: Claire Grove

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2008.


THU 18:30 Charles Chilton - Journey into Space (b007jmz0)
Operation Luna

13. Set Course for Earth

After blasting off, Captain Jet Morgan and his crew try to make sense of their mammoth trip through time.

Conclusion of the futuristic tale set in 1965 as first broadcast in 1953.

CAST:

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

Music composed and orchestra conducted by Van Phillips.

Written and produced by Charles Chilton.

Though first heard in 1953, the original recordings were wiped.

Re-recording first broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in 1958.


THU 19:00 Dad's Army (b008h50c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 Take It From Here (b012qr1m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 VI Warshawski (b007jqct)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 Russell Thorndike - Doctor Syn (b00d8km5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 Brian Aldiss Short Stories (b03wtf7z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


THU 21:15 Jimmie Chinn (b017gzxg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


THU 22:00 Jason Cook's School of Hard Knocks (b03w32c0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 Newsjack (b03wtj3x)
Series 10

Episode 1

The week's stories cobbled together in a scrapbook-sketch-show, which anyone can write for. Uninformed, up to the minute, down to the dregs. Presented by Romesh Ranganathan, with a ragtag cast including Lewis MacLeod, Margaret Cabourn-Smith, Pippa Evans, Morgana Robinson, Ellie White and Alice Levine.

Details for submitting material can be found here: bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00kvs8r

Producers: Charlie Perkins and Arnab Chanda.


THU 23:00 Rubbish (b00899qv)
Series 2

Surveillance

While testing out his latest initiative - a tannoy system that works in conjunction with the CCTV system - Martin becomes its next victim.

Will he be able to clear his name?

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
Banks ...... Ewan Bailey
Tannoy ...... Martin Trenaman

Producer: Claire Bartlett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2007.


THU 23:30 Little Britain (b008p522)
Series 2

Episode 2

Back where it started out. Matt Lucas and David Walliams' oddball TV smash hit without the cameras. From February 2002.



FRIDAY 07 MARCH 2014

FRI 00:00 Terry Pratchett (b010v3d7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 Charles Chilton - Journey into Space (b007jmz0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 VI Warshawski (b007jqct)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 Russell Thorndike - Doctor Syn (b00d8km5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 Robin and Wendy's Wet Weekends (b007js1l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 Puzzle Panel (b00x7lb5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 Classic Serial (b0077367)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 Brian Aldiss Short Stories (b03wtf7z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:15 Jimmie Chinn (b017gzxg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 Ballylenon (b00nydb9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 The Alan Davies Show (b007jsk4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 VI Warshawski (b007jqd4)
Killing Orders

Dinner Date

First an acid attack, then her flat burns down: the anonymous menacing phone caller will go to any lengths to get VI Warshawski to quit.

Sara Paretsky's thriller stars Kathleen Turner as Chicago private eye, VI Warshawski.

Roger Ferrant ...... Martin Shaw
Uncle Stefan ...... Maurice Denham
Lotty Herschel ...... Miriam Karlin
O'Faolin ...... John Bennett
Gabriella ...... Avril Clark
Father Carroll ...... Don Fellows
Barbara Paciorek ...... Lorelei King
Bobby Mallory ...... William Hootkins
Murray Ryerson ...... Kerry Shale
Rosa ...... Eileen Way
Sal ...... Adjoa Andoh
Derek Hatfield ...... Andrew Wincott

Dramatised by Michelene Wandor.

Director: Janet Whitaker

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1991.


FRI 06:30 Russell Thorndike - Doctor Syn (b00d8yxp)
Episode 5

The swashbuckling daredevil returns to Kent - but makes a new enemy. Read by Rufus Sewell.

Christopher Syn, a brilliant young scholar, is a Doctor of Divinity at Oxford, but his eventual decision to throw away the Bible for the sword in a mad quest for vengeance will influence the rest of his life.

Russell Thorndike's 18th Century, Kent-based adventure features pirates, smuggling, highwaymen, duels, wicked squires and beautiful Spanish ladies. Based on the first two novels (published 1935 and 1936) in the seven-title sequence, 'Doctor Syn on the High Seas' and 'Doctor Syn Returns'. Abridged by Doreen Estall.

Writer Russell Thorndike (1885-1972) is less well-known than his sister, the actress Dame Sybil Thorndike, but his Doctor Syn novels hold a special place in the affection of lovers of atmospheric, swashbuckling storytelling everywhere. His novels have been filmed with actors as diverse as George Arliss, Peter Cushing and Patrick McGoohan in the role of Syn, and the Kent village of Dymchurch holds an official 'Day of Syn' every other year, to commemorate a home-grown literary folk hero.

Producer: Lawrence Jackson

Made for BBC Radio 7 by BBC Northern Ireland

First broadcast in 2006.


FRI 07:00 Smelling of Roses (b007k22c)
Series 2

Bill of Fare

Rosie and her team are asked to organise a food fair by the formidable Lord Pickton.

But they don't realise the event is a setup to promote Hinchcliff Manor - rather than the stallholders...

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, Jon Glover as Nigel Mazoni, Bill Wallis as Lord Pickton, Natalie Walter as Vicks and Will Ing as Rupert,

Producer: Maria Esposito

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2001.


FRI 07:30 Kerry's List (b01shw0r)
Series 1

Episode 4

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 final episode, Kerry's List involves changing sheets, buying a kids book on where babies come from, getting her roots done, learning to knit, not drifting off, reading a classic and dusting the plants.

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 (b007jmhk)
Series 4

A Box in Town

Albert hinders son Harold's romantic endeavours.

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 Yootha Joyce, Katherine Parr and Sheila Grant.

Written for TV and adapted for radio by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Producer: Bobby Jaye

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in February 1972.


FRI 08:30 The Betty Witherspoon Show (b01lk58m)
From 04/05/1974

The Younger Generation exposed and a rollicking trip to Rasputin's Russia!

Kenneth Williams and Ted Ray cross their comedy swords.

Characters, songs and sketches with Miriam Margolyes and Nigel Rees

Music by Neil Innes.

Script by Michael Wale and Joe Steeples.

Producer: Simon Brett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in May 1974.


FRI 09:00 Coming Alive (b007k1ty)
Series 1

Plumbing the Depths

Ex-convict Terry is challenged to bring neighbourhood talent to the community centre. Stars Karl Howman. From February 1999.


FRI 09:30 Trevor's World of Sport (b00gnfz4)
Series 1

Episode 1

Trevor Heslop's battles as a nice sports agent. Andy Hamilton's TV series swaps to radio. Stars Neil Pearson. From August 2004.


FRI 10:00 Classic Serial (b00773h5)
Emile Zola - Germinal

Episode 3

Germinal

Emile Zola's masterpiece brought vividly to life, dramatised by Diana Griffiths.

3/3. The strike continues and the militia is now keeping guard over the mines. Etienne has been forced into hiding and the news leaks out that the mining company is recruiting workers from Belguim. Urgent action is needed.

Narrator ...... David Bradley
Etienne ...... Joe Absolom
Catherine ...... Emily Chennery
Maheu ...... Charles Dale
La Maheude ...... Deborah McAndrew
Souvarine ....... Gary Lewis
Chaval/Captain ...... Leigh Symonds
Negrel ...... James Nickerson
La Mouquette ...... Vicky Binns
Sentry ..... Freddie Machin
Jeanlin ...... Aidan Parsons
Lydie ...... Daisy Jones

Director Pauline Harris.


FRI 11:00 Brian Aldiss Short Stories (b03wtr47)
Supertoys Last All Summer Long

The short story which became the basis for the Stanley Kubrick-developed Steven Spielberg film A.I. What is real? What is artificial intelligence? Read by Zoe Waites.

Brian Aldiss (1925-2017) was one of Britain's most prolific writers of speculative fiction. His first book was written when he was 14. This selection of his shorter fiction celebrates the range of his interests from futuristic creation myths to biting social satire.

Greatly influenced by the science fiction pioneer HG Wells, his writings have been compared to those of Isaac Asimov, Greg Bear and Arthur C Clarke. His complete works are currently being republished.

Produced for BBC Radio 4 Extra by the Waters Company.


FRI 11:15 Bernard MacLaverty - Winter Storm (b0141xnj)
Stranded alone in frozen Iowa, poet Andrew Younger yearns for the woman he left behind in Scotland. Stars John Gordon Sinclair.


FRI 12:00 Steptoe and Son (b007jmhk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 The Betty Witherspoon Show (b01lk58m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 VI Warshawski (b007jqd4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 Russell Thorndike - Doctor Syn (b00d8yxp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 Sian Evans - Seeing Is Believing (b03wtr4d)
Episode 5

Ellie is ill, and Jon and Anna are forced to agree how best to go forward. Meanwhile Naomi is in trouble. Stars Richard Greenwood.


FRI 14:15 A Short History of Ireland (b007k4y0)
To Hell or Connacht; Priests and Tories

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


FRI 14:30 Naomi Alderman - Disobedience (b0076x5v)
Episode 5

Intense emotions are stirred when Ronit and Esti are left alone together at long last. Read by Sara Kestelman and Tracy-Ann Oberman.


FRI 14:45 Beatrix Potter: A Life in Nature (b00g2gm4)
Episode 5

Linda Lear's biography of the author and illustrator examines old age, world war and Mrs Heelis's legacy. Read by Lindsay Duncan.


FRI 15:00 Classic Serial (b00773h5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b03wtr6t)
Mel Giedroyc gets a lesson in mathematics from a numeracy competition in Japan, and there's the next part of the Eddie Dickens story Terrible Times, by Philip Ardagh.


FRI 17:00 Beachcomber... By the Way (b008tx2z)
Series 3

Episode 4

A tale from Tibet - and the wonders of a newly developed matchstick.

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 (b007k22c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 18:00 Terry Pratchett (b010v5f8)
Night Watch

Episode 5

Commander Sam Vimes of the City Watch, thrown back into his own past, has little time left there to undo the harm done by his arch-enemy Carcer, before coming back to his present...

The conclusion of Terry Pratchett's Discworld novel dramatised by Robin Brooks.

Stars Philip Jackson as Sam Vimes, Carl Prekopp as Young Sam, Paul Ritter as Carcer, Clare Corbett as Rosie, Sam Dale as Colon, Ben Onwukwe as Dr Lawn, Joseph Kloska as Reg Shoe, Peter Marinker as Major Clive and Rachel Atkins as Lady Mesarole.

Director: Claire Grove

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2008.


FRI 18:30 Charles Chilton - Journey into Space (b007jx5r)
The Red Planet

1. Mayhem on the Moon

Captain Jet Morgan and his crew aboard Discovery blast off for their epic mission to Mars - but there's a problem...

Charles Chilton’s 1954 classic set in 1971.

Jet Morgan …. Andrew Faulds
Lemmy …. David Kossoff
Doc …. Guy Kingsley Poynter
Mitch …. Bruce Beeby
Announcer/Various …. David Jacobs
Various …. Anthony Marriott

Music composed and conducted by Van Phillips.

Producer: Charles Chilton

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in September 1954.


FRI 19:00 Steptoe and Son (b007jmhk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 The Betty Witherspoon Show (b01lk58m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 VI Warshawski (b007jqd4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 Russell Thorndike - Doctor Syn (b00d8yxp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Brian Aldiss Short Stories (b03wtr47)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 21:15 Bernard MacLaverty - Winter Storm (b0141xnj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


FRI 22:00 Kerry's List (b01shw0r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 Armando Iannucci's Charm Offensive (b00cymp0)
Series 4

Episode 1

The comedy zookeeper unleashes his menagerie of laugh-beasts. With Robin Ince, Lucy Porter and Matt Kirshen. From August 2008.


FRI 23:00 Blue Jam (b03wtrld)
Series 1

Episode 2

The dreamlike, dark mind of Chris Morris blends low-key comedy with music. Featuring Julia Davis, Amelia Bullmore and Kevin Eldon. From November 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 (b011klyr)

1834 02:00 THU (b011klyr)

4 Extra Celebrates Dora Bryan 09:00 SAT (b03szf7d)

4 Extra Celebrates Dora Bryan 19:00 SAT (b03szf7d)

A Canticle for Leibowitz 00:00 SAT (b01p1pl8)

A Short History of Ireland 14:15 MON (b007k4t6)

A Short History of Ireland 14:15 TUE (b007k4vf)

A Short History of Ireland 14:15 WED (b007k4wb)

A Short History of Ireland 14:15 THU (b007k4x5)

A Short History of Ireland 14:15 FRI (b007k4y0)

A Whole New Ball Game 17:00 WED (b00gf8dn)

A Whole New Ball Game 05:00 THU (b00gf8dn)

Adam and Joe's Famous Guy 23:15 SAT (b010m7g6)

Alison Moore - The Pre-War House and Other Stories 04:00 SAT (b03w46lf)

An Actor's Life for Me 07:00 WED (b007r42w)

An Actor's Life for Me 17:30 WED (b007r42w)

An Actor's Life for Me 05:30 THU (b007r42w)

Andrew Rissik - Troy 06:00 SAT (b007jv5p)

Andrew Rissik - Troy 16:00 SAT (b007jv5p)

Andrew Rissik - Troy 04:00 SUN (b007jv5p)

Armando Iannucci's Charm Offensive 22:30 FRI (b00cymp0)

Armstrong and Miller 23:45 MON (b00t5x2s)

Armstrong and Miller 09:45 TUE (b00t5x2s)

Armstrong and Miller 02:45 WED (b00t5x2s)

Arthur C Clarke Stories 18:30 SUN (b007jv5s)

Arthur C Clarke Stories 00:30 MON (b007jv5s)

Babblewick Hall 07:00 TUE (b01nh8zv)

Babblewick Hall 17:30 TUE (b01nh8zv)

Babblewick Hall 05:30 WED (b01nh8zv)

Ballylenon 17:00 THU (b00nydb9)

Ballylenon 05:00 FRI (b00nydb9)

Beachcomber... By the Way 05:00 SAT (b008qs53)

Beachcomber... By the Way 17:00 FRI (b008tx2z)

Beatrix Potter: A Life in Nature 14:45 MON (b00g1hbq)

Beatrix Potter: A Life in Nature 14:45 TUE (b00g1rsr)

Beatrix Potter: A Life in Nature 14:45 WED (b00g227n)

Beatrix Potter: A Life in Nature 14:45 THU (b00g27cn)

Beatrix Potter: A Life in Nature 14:45 FRI (b00g2gm4)

Bernard MacLaverty - Winter Storm 11:15 FRI (b0141xnj)

Bernard MacLaverty - Winter Storm 21:15 FRI (b0141xnj)

Bill Murphy - Vostok 18:00 SUN (b007jzm4)

Bill Murphy - Vostok 00:00 MON (b007jzm4)

Bleak Expectations 09:00 MON (b00d7b5x)

Bleak Expectations 22:30 MON (b00d7b5x)

Bleak Expectations 02:00 TUE (b00d7b5x)

Blue Jam 23:00 FRI (b03wtrld)

Brian Aldiss Short Stories 11:00 MON (b03wpvq8)

Brian Aldiss Short Stories 21:00 MON (b03wpvq8)

Brian Aldiss Short Stories 04:00 TUE (b03wpvq8)

Brian Aldiss Short Stories 11:00 TUE (b03ws9lr)

Brian Aldiss Short Stories 21:00 TUE (b03ws9lr)

Brian Aldiss Short Stories 04:00 WED (b03ws9lr)

Brian Aldiss Short Stories 11:00 WED (b03wt584)

Brian Aldiss Short Stories 21:00 WED (b03wt584)

Brian Aldiss Short Stories 04:00 THU (b03wt584)

Brian Aldiss Short Stories 11:00 THU (b03wtf7z)

Brian Aldiss Short Stories 21:00 THU (b03wtf7z)

Brian Aldiss Short Stories 04:00 FRI (b03wtf7z)

Brian Aldiss Short Stories 11:00 FRI (b03wtr47)

Brian Aldiss Short Stories 21:00 FRI (b03wtr47)

Cabin Pressure 22:30 SUN (b01293c9)

Charles Chilton - Journey into Space 00:30 SAT (b007jmwq)

Charles Chilton - Journey into Space 18:30 MON (b007jmx1)

Charles Chilton - Journey into Space 00:30 TUE (b007jmx1)

Charles Chilton - Journey into Space 18:30 TUE (b007jmxh)

Charles Chilton - Journey into Space 00:30 WED (b007jmxh)

Charles Chilton - Journey into Space 18:30 WED (b007jmyk)

Charles Chilton - Journey into Space 00:30 THU (b007jmyk)

Charles Chilton - Journey into Space 18:30 THU (b007jmz0)

Charles Chilton - Journey into Space 00:30 FRI (b007jmz0)

Charles Chilton - Journey into Space 18:30 FRI (b007jx5r)

Clare in the Community 07:30 SUN (b00j4hjr)

Clare in the Community 22:00 SUN (b00j4hjr)

Classic Serial 10:00 MON (b00vkp4q)

Classic Serial 15:00 MON (b00vkp4q)

Classic Serial 03:00 TUE (b00vkp4q)

Classic Serial 10:00 TUE (b00vrbq7)

Classic Serial 15:00 TUE (b00vrbq7)

Classic Serial 03:00 WED (b00vrbq7)

Classic Serial 10:00 WED (b00772x4)

Classic Serial 15:00 WED (b00772x4)

Classic Serial 03:00 THU (b00772x4)

Classic Serial 10:00 THU (b0077367)

Classic Serial 15:00 THU (b0077367)

Classic Serial 03:00 FRI (b0077367)

Classic Serial 10:00 FRI (b00773h5)

Classic Serial 15:00 FRI (b00773h5)

Coming Alive 02:00 SAT (b00ftc6d)

Coming Alive 09:00 FRI (b007k1ty)

Dad's Army 08:00 THU (b008h50c)

Dad's Army 12:00 THU (b008h50c)

Dad's Army 19:00 THU (b008h50c)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:00 SUN (b03wpctx)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:00 SUN (b03wpctx)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 01:00 MON (b03wpctx)

Dilemma 07:30 TUE (b03w0j4d)

Dilemma 22:00 TUE (b03w0j4d)

Eddie Izzard 22:00 SAT (b01d2c5q)

FH Burnett - The Secret Garden 09:00 SUN (b00rl8kn)

FH Burnett - The Secret Garden 17:00 SUN (b00rl8kn)

FH Burnett - The Secret Garden 05:00 MON (b00rl8kn)

Garrison Keillor's Radio Show 08:00 SAT (b01g69td)

Garrison Keillor's Radio Show 15:00 SAT (b01g69td)

Garrison Keillor's Radio Show 01:00 SUN (b01g69td)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:00 WED (b0089k50)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:00 WED (b0089k50)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:00 WED (b0089k50)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 14:30 SAT (b00j3f88)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 08:30 WED (b00j3f8d)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 12:30 WED (b00j3f8d)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 19:30 WED (b00j3f8d)

Jason Cook's School of Hard Knocks 07:30 THU (b03w32c0)

Jason Cook's School of Hard Knocks 22:00 THU (b03w32c0)

Jimmie Chinn 11:15 TUE (b017gvl8)

Jimmie Chinn 21:15 TUE (b017gvl8)

Jimmie Chinn 04:15 WED (b017gvl8)

Jimmie Chinn 11:15 WED (b017gzt3)

Jimmie Chinn 21:15 WED (b017gzt3)

Jimmie Chinn 04:15 THU (b017gzt3)

Jimmie Chinn 11:15 THU (b017gzxg)

Jimmie Chinn 21:15 THU (b017gzxg)

Jimmie Chinn 04:15 FRI (b017gzxg)

Juliet Ace - Young Victoria (Omnibus) 06:00 SUN (b00y1vzm)

Juliet Ace - Young Victoria (Omnibus) 12:00 SUN (b00y1vzm)

Just a Minute 07:30 MON (b03w02sb)

Just a Minute 22:00 MON (b03w02sb)

Kerry's List 17:30 SAT (b01sd5gh)

Kerry's List 05:30 SUN (b01sd5gh)

Kerry's List 07:30 FRI (b01shw0r)

Kerry's List 22:00 FRI (b01shw0r)

Knowing Me, Knowing You 23:30 SAT (b007jsdd)

Lee and Herring's Fist of Fun 23:30 WED (b0080qgm)

Lindsay Ashford - The Mysterious Death of Jane Austen (Omnibus) 12:00 SAT (b03wp7bg)

Lindsay Ashford - The Mysterious Death of Jane Austen (Omnibus) 02:00 SUN (b03wp7bg)

Little Britain 23:30 THU (b008p522)

Looking for Middle England 07:30 SAT (b00t3bnq)

Loose Ends 11:15 MON (b03wgt9k)

Loose Ends 21:15 MON (b03wgt9k)

Loose Ends 04:15 TUE (b03wgt9k)

Martin Sorrell - The Cuban Heel 10:45 SUN (b0109k1z)

Martin Sorrell - The Cuban Heel 21:45 SUN (b0109k1z)

Martin Sorrell - The Cuban Heel 01:45 MON (b0109k1z)

Martyn Wade - Hermit Lucas 04:15 SAT (b007jx32)

Mel's Mix: The Best of The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 SUN (b03wpd1w)

Miranda Hart's Joke Shop 23:30 TUE (b00mk4bz)

Naomi Alderman - Disobedience 14:30 MON (b0076x3s)

Naomi Alderman - Disobedience 14:30 TUE (b0076x48)

Naomi Alderman - Disobedience 14:30 WED (b0076x4t)

Naomi Alderman - Disobedience 14:30 THU (b0076x5b)

Naomi Alderman - Disobedience 14:30 FRI (b0076x5v)

Newsjack 22:30 THU (b03wtj3x)

Old Dog and Partridge 17:00 MON (b007jq9s)

Old Dog and Partridge 05:00 TUE (b007jq9s)

On the Town with the League of Gentlemen 23:00 WED (b007k273)

One Foot in the Grave 14:00 SAT (b007jn39)

One Foot in the Grave 07:00 MON (b007jn64)

One Foot in the Grave 17:30 MON (b007jn64)

One Foot in the Grave 05:30 TUE (b007jn64)

PD James - The Skull Beneath the Skin 13:30 SUN (b007w0rb)

PD James - The Skull Beneath the Skin 03:30 MON (b007w0rb)

Petrella 13:15 SAT (b007jppx)

Petrella 03:15 SUN (b007jppx)

Puzzle Panel 09:30 THU (b00x7lb5)

Puzzle Panel 02:30 FRI (b00x7lb5)

RD Blackmore - Lorna Doone 03:00 SAT (b00sp1f1)

Robin and Wendy's Wet Weekends 09:00 THU (b007js1l)

Robin and Wendy's Wet Weekends 02:00 FRI (b007js1l)

Round the Horne 08:00 MON (b007jpsm)

Round the Horne 12:00 MON (b007jpsm)

Round the Horne 19:00 MON (b007jpsm)

Rubbish 23:00 THU (b00899qv)

Rudy's Rare Records 23:00 TUE (b00p4mcp)

Russell Thorndike - Doctor Syn 06:30 MON (b00d7lzt)

Russell Thorndike - Doctor Syn 13:30 MON (b00d7lzt)

Russell Thorndike - Doctor Syn 20:30 MON (b00d7lzt)

Russell Thorndike - Doctor Syn 01:30 TUE (b00d7lzt)

Russell Thorndike - Doctor Syn 06:30 TUE (b00d7p95)

Russell Thorndike - Doctor Syn 13:30 TUE (b00d7p95)

Russell Thorndike - Doctor Syn 20:30 TUE (b00d7p95)

Russell Thorndike - Doctor Syn 01:30 WED (b00d7p95)

Russell Thorndike - Doctor Syn 06:30 WED (b00d7qkq)

Russell Thorndike - Doctor Syn 13:30 WED (b00d7qkq)

Russell Thorndike - Doctor Syn 20:30 WED (b00d7qkq)

Russell Thorndike - Doctor Syn 01:30 THU (b00d7qkq)

Russell Thorndike - Doctor Syn 06:30 THU (b00d8km5)

Russell Thorndike - Doctor Syn 13:30 THU (b00d8km5)

Russell Thorndike - Doctor Syn 20:30 THU (b00d8km5)

Russell Thorndike - Doctor Syn 01:30 FRI (b00d8km5)

Russell Thorndike - Doctor Syn 06:30 FRI (b00d8yxp)

Russell Thorndike - Doctor Syn 13:30 FRI (b00d8yxp)

Russell Thorndike - Doctor Syn 20:30 FRI (b00d8yxp)

Sarah Millican's Support Group 22:30 TUE (b00qps89)

Shappi Talk 22:30 WED (b00lszhj)

Sian Evans - Seeing Is Believing 14:00 MON (b03ws3mk)

Sian Evans - Seeing Is Believing 14:00 TUE (b03ws9lt)

Sian Evans - Seeing Is Believing 14:00 WED (b03wt81r)

Sian Evans - Seeing Is Believing 14:00 THU (b03wtf81)

Sian Evans - Seeing Is Believing 14:00 FRI (b03wtr4d)

Smelling of Roses 05:30 SAT (b007k1tg)

Smelling of Roses 07:00 FRI (b007k22c)

Smelling of Roses 17:30 FRI (b007k22c)

Steptoe and Son 08:00 FRI (b007jmhk)

Steptoe and Son 12:00 FRI (b007jmhk)

Steptoe and Son 19:00 FRI (b007jmhk)

Take It From Here 08:30 THU (b012qr1m)

Take It From Here 12:30 THU (b012qr1m)

Take It From Here 19:30 THU (b012qr1m)

Terry Pratchett 18:00 MON (b010ns71)

Terry Pratchett 00:00 TUE (b010ns71)

Terry Pratchett 18:00 TUE (b010nyk4)

Terry Pratchett 00:00 WED (b010nyk4)

Terry Pratchett 18:00 WED (b010tzfb)

Terry Pratchett 00:00 THU (b010tzfb)

Terry Pratchett 18:00 THU (b010v3d7)

Terry Pratchett 00:00 FRI (b010v3d7)

Terry Pratchett 18:00 FRI (b010v5f8)

Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! 07:30 WED (b03w16pc)

Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! 22:00 WED (b03w16pc)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 MON (b03ws71y)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 TUE (b03ws9lw)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 WED (b03wt81t)

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The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 FRI (b03wtr6t)

The Alan Davies Show 07:00 THU (b007jsk4)

The Alan Davies Show 17:30 THU (b007jsk4)

The Alan Davies Show 05:30 FRI (b007jsk4)

The Betty Witherspoon Show 08:30 FRI (b01lk58m)

The Betty Witherspoon Show 12:30 FRI (b01lk58m)

The Betty Witherspoon Show 19:30 FRI (b01lk58m)

The Boosh 23:30 SUN (b007jmg2)

The Burkiss Way 08:00 SUN (b00jr7fy)

The Burkiss Way 15:00 SUN (b00jr7fy)

The Burkiss Way 20:00 SUN (b00jr7fy)

The Burkiss Way 03:00 MON (b00jr7fy)

The Change 02:30 SAT (b0076d5w)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 SUN (b03yb6qq)

The Complete Ripley 01:00 SAT (b00jb1sp)

The Enigma I Will Not Explain 07:15 SUN (b007779p)

The Enigma I Will Not Explain 13:15 SUN (b007779p)

The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show 08:30 TUE (b01k763p)

The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show 12:30 TUE (b01k763p)

The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show 19:30 TUE (b01k763p)

The Friend in the Corner 11:30 SUN (b007k18t)

The Friend in the Corner 19:30 SUN (b007k18t)

The Friend in the Corner 02:30 MON (b007k18t)

The Goon Show 08:00 TUE (b007jlq1)

The Goon Show 12:00 TUE (b007jlq1)

The Goon Show 19:00 TUE (b007jlq1)

The Infinite Monkey Cage 11:00 SUN (b00strwf)

The Infinite Monkey Cage 19:00 SUN (b00strwf)

The Infinite Monkey Cage 02:00 MON (b00strwf)

The Ken Dodd Show 08:30 SUN (b03wpcj4)

The Ken Dodd Show 15:30 SUN (b03wpcj4)

The Ken Dodd Show 20:30 SUN (b03wpcj4)

The Man in Black 18:30 SAT (b00zd7gz)

The Man in Black 00:30 SUN (b00zd7gz)

The Navy Lark 08:30 MON (b01857zf)

The Navy Lark 12:30 MON (b01857zf)

The Navy Lark 19:30 MON (b01857zf)

The News Quiz Extra 23:00 MON (b03ws7h6)

The News Quiz Extra 09:00 TUE (b03ws7h6)

The News Quiz Extra 02:00 WED (b03ws7h6)

Time Hops 09:30 SUN (b007k1q8)

Time Hops 17:30 SUN (b007k1q8)

Time Hops 05:30 MON (b007k1q8)

Trevor's World of Sport 09:30 FRI (b00gnfz4)

Up the Garden Path 17:00 TUE (b007xwbq)

Up the Garden Path 05:00 WED (b007xwbq)

VI Warshawski 06:00 MON (b0089j85)

VI Warshawski 13:00 MON (b0089j85)

VI Warshawski 20:00 MON (b0089j85)

VI Warshawski 01:00 TUE (b0089j85)

VI Warshawski 06:00 TUE (b007jqc3)

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VI Warshawski 01:00 THU (b007jqcj)

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VI Warshawski 01:00 FRI (b007jqct)

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VI Warshawski 13:00 FRI (b007jqd4)

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Vent 23:00 SUN (b01glrp7)

Weird Tales 18:00 SAT (b01nrrbs)

Weird Tales 00:00 SUN (b01nrrbs)

When the Dog Dies 09:30 MON (b00sk7rk)

When the Dog Dies 02:30 TUE (b00sk7rk)

Whose Line Is It Anyway? 09:30 WED (b007jrcc)

Whose Line Is It Anyway? 02:30 THU (b007jrcc)