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SATURDAY 26 APRIL 2014

SAT 00:00 MR James (b00pfljb)
MR James Stories

Number 13

Dr Anderson's obsessive interest in why the hotel he's staying at doesn't include a number 13 puts him in terrible danger.

Derek Jacobi - as the voice of MR James - introduces classic ghost stories.

Dramatised by Chris Harrald.

Stars Julian Rhind-Tutt as Dr Anderson, Jan Delukowicz as Herr Lund, Simon Treves as Herr Scavenius and Ben Onwukwe as the Voice.

Producer: Gemma Jenkins

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2007.


SAT 00:15 Aldous Huxley - Brave New World (b007rkyx)
Episode 5

Lenina is horrified by the Savage Reservation, until she meets John. Nightmare vision of the future read by Anton Lesser. From April 2003.


SAT 00:30 Charles Chilton - Journey into Space (b007js9j)
The World in Peril

Episode 16

Captain Jet Morgan and the crew of the Discovery ambush the Lunar Controller.

Continuing the 20-part serial - the third of Charles Chilton's classic sci-fi trilogy set in 1972.

CAST:
Jet Morgan …. Andrew Faulds
Lemmy …. Alfie Bass
Doc …. Guy Kingsley Poynter
Mitch …. Don Sharp
Various ….Alan Tylvern
Rogers/The Martian …. David Jacobs

Music composed and orchestra conducted by Van Phillips.

Written and produced by Charles Chilton.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in January 1956.


SAT 01:00 Hercule Poirot (b0076tz9)
The Mysterious Affair at Styles

Episode 5

Captain Hastings and Detective Inspector Japp are bewildered by the antics of Hercule Poirot as he rushes back to Styles Court in a state of great excitement.

Agatha Christie’s 1920 thriller.

CAST:

Hercule Poirot …. John Moffatt
Hastings …. Simon Williams
Japp …. Philip Jackson
Mary …. Susan Jameson
Evie …. Nichola McAuliffe
Cynthia …. Annabelle Dowler
Dorcas …. Hilda Schroder
Lawrence …. Nicholas Boulton
Alfred …. Hugh Dickson

Original music composed by Tom Smail.

Dramatist: Michael Bakewell

Director: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2005.


SAT 01:30 Dick Francis (b011qm8r)
Whip Hand

5. The Finish

Sid Halley believes he knows the truth behind the doping and phoney racing syndicates, but dare he reveal it?

Mick Ford stars in the conclusion of Dick Francis's thriller set in the world of horse-racing.

Dramatised by Alan England.

Sid Halley ...... Mick Ford
Chico Barnes ...... Kim Durham
Rosemary Caspar ...... Patricia Gallimore
Charles ...... Simon Carter
Trevor Deansgate ...... Terry Molloy
Rammileese ...... Andy Hockley
Ullaston ...... Geoff Serle
Jenny ...... Petra Markham
Mark Rammileese ...... Philip Molloy
George Casper ...... Alan Devereux

Producer: Philip Martin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1991.


SAT 02:00 Millport (b0076bn3)
Series 3

Progressive Rock

There's much excitement on the Isle of Cumbrae over a make-over for Millport from a national newspaper.

Irene fears the worst and worries the town's unique charm will be ruined by nosy media-meddlers. Is now really the time for her to leave?

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

Irene ...... Lynn Ferguson
Moira/Agnes ...... Janet Brown
Alberto/Ferryman/Robert the Dog/Morris ...... Lewis McLeod
Ena/Bunty ...... Gabriel Quigley
Minister/Bob ...... Robert Patterson
Dougie ...... Kenneth Bryans

Producer: Lucy Bacon

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2002.


SAT 02:30 Act Your Age (b00qcj8m)
Series 2

Episode 3

Simon Mayo hosts the comedy show that pits the comic generations against each other to find out which is the funniest.

Team captains Jon Richardson, Ed Byrne and Johnnie Casson are joined by Jared Christmas, Mark Watson and Eddie Large.

Producers: Ashley Blaker and Bill Matthews.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2010.


SAT 03:00 Emily Bronte - Wuthering Heights (b007jlm7)
Episode 5

Vengeful Heathcliff has wickedly schemed to force Catherine to marry his ailing son Linton. Stars John Duttine and Sharon Duce.


SAT 04:00 Carla Lane - Lena (b01295vx)
A new friendship makes 60-something Lena wonder if there's more to life than cooking and cleaning. Read by Pauline Collins.


SAT 04:15 Shelagh Delaney - Out of the Pirate's Playhouse (b0076d28)
Five 11-year-olds are shocked to learn they are too old for their activity centre. Drama with Daniel Hanbridge and Brooke Vincent.


SAT 05:00 Second Holmes (b015frk0)
2. The Case of the Maltese Pearls

The grandsons of Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson probe the mysterious theft of a necklace.

Six light-hearted adventures involving the grandsons of Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson written by Grant Eustace.

CAST:

Stamford Homes …. Peter Egan
Dr Watson …. Jeremy Nicholas
Charles Mapleton …. Alex Jennings
Jane Mapleton …. Kathryn Hurlbutt
Neville Clarke …. Edward Cast
Katrin …. Wendy Murray

Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1983.


SAT 05:30 Smelling of Roses (b00d4qky)
Series 3

Private Views

Events organiser Rosie plans a private view for an odious art dealer.

Rosie Burns faces more challenges in running her family's event management company, where the clients are only part of the problem...

The third of four series of Simon Brett's sitcom.

Rosie ..... Prunella Scales
Jo ..... Rebecca Callard
Bob ..... Duncan Preston
Tess ..... Annette Badland
Lindley Gore ..... Jeremy Clyde
Charlie McGunn ..... Kenny Blyth

Producer: Maria Esposito

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2002.


SAT 06:00 Eric Pringle - Meeting Bea (b041th7q)
In 1927, children's author, Beatrix Potter was living the life of a recluse as Mrs Beatrix-Heelis.

The arrival at her Lake District home of an American publisher and an admiring Lancashire Mill-girl, sparks painful memories of an appalling childhood and youth.

Eric Pringle's play stars Stephanie Cole and Clive Swift.

Beatrix ....... Stephanie Cole
William Heelis ....... Clive Swift
Alexander McKay ....... Ed Bishop
Sally Worboys ....... Caroline Strong
Young Beatrix ....... Federay Holmes
Tom Storey ....... Lloyd Johnston
Bertram ....... James Telfer
Mrs Potter ....... Irene Sutcliffe
Matson ....... Jonathan Adams
Norman Warne ....... John Church
Joseph ....... John Webb
Lancashire Girl ....... Melanie Hudson
Shopkeeper ....... Jill Graham

Director: Adrian Bean

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1993.


SAT 07:30 Five Meet to Make Up Myths (b00xchg6)
Gyles Brandreth explores the creative connections between five Victorian authors. Oscar Wilde, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, JM Barrie and Bram Stoker all knew each other and used to frequent many of the same venues in London in the 1880s and 90s. Gyles Brandreth enlists the help of Freudian psychotherapist Brett Kahr and others to find out why their fictional creations remain compelling to this day.


SAT 08:00 The Radio Ballads (b01gkh6s)
The Travelling People

Charles Parker's 1964 ballad documents the prejudice faced by those who lead the gypsy life. With music by Ewan MacColl.


SAT 09:00 Open Mike: Mike Craig's Radio Memoirs (b00c0077)
Mike Craig was a prolific producer and writer of over 1200 comedy shows for both BBC Radio and TV – including Morecambe and Wise, Ken Dodd, Jimmy Tarbuck, Al Reid, Harry Worth and The Grumbleweeds

It was Mike who wrote the legendary high-kicking sketch on the 1976 Morecambe and Wise Christmas TV Show with newsreader Angela Rippon.

In this 3 hour showcase of his radio memoirs, Mike presents a selection of his own favourites:

* Castle's On The Air
13/12/1975
Record-breaking Roy Castle brings you espionage, The Three Musketeers and the perils of powering a car with cooking sherry explained by Stanley Unwin.

* Jimmy's Cricket Team
Series.1 (3/8)
Irish comedian Jimmy Cricket with a letter from his mammy and more! With Bill Pertwee, Peter Goodwright and Noreen Kershaw. Written by Eddie Braben. From 1990.

* Bernie Clifton's Comedy Shop
05/10/1982
From restaurants to great moments in history - a non-stop barrage of gags. With Caroline Turner, Tony Pearce and Pat Mooney.

* Ho-di-ho starring The Grumbleweeds
23/11/1986
The Grumbleweeds decide to go on holiday to Maplin's holiday camp. With Ruth Madoc and Paul Shane.

* Al Read Says Such Is Life
The Lancashire sausage-maker turned comedian illustrates pages of his autobiography with excerpts from his classic performances. From 1987

* Ken Dodd's Easter Special
04/04/1988
From the City Varieties Theatre, Leeds, Spring is in the air and Doddy's tackling romance and there's trouble at t'mill. With Johnny Moore, Paula Tilbrook,

Based mainly in Manchester, Mike retired from the BBC in 1993. He died aged 75 on 28th October 2010.

Recorded at BBC Manchester and compiled for transmission by Mik Wilkojc.

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in June 2008


SAT 12:00 Incredible Women (b041tjbm)
Series 3 Omnibus

Rebecca Front (The Thick of It, Nighty Night) introduces listeners to five incredible women with the help of her brother, interviewer Jeremy Front.


SAT 13:15 In the Psychiatrist's Chair (b007516l)
Stephen Fry

Actor and writer Stephen Fry opens up to Dr Anthony Clare about love, self-loathing and contemplating suicide.

Psychiatrist Dr Anthony Clare's in depth interviews with prominent people from different walks of life.

Born in Dublin, author Anthony held a doctorate in medicine, a master's degree in philosophy and was a fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. After becoming a regular on BBC Radio 4's Stop the Week in the 1980s, he became Britain's best-known psychiatrist and earned his own vehicle, In the Psychiatrist's Chair. Starting in 1982, this series ran until 2001 and also transferred to TV. Series highlights include conversations with Bob Monkhouse, Cecil Parkinson and Gerry Adams.

Anthony Clare died suddenly in Paris aged 64 in 2007.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1997.


SAT 14:00 Charles Parker Prize (b041tjx6)
2014

4 Extra Debut. Sara Parker meets the judges and Bronze, Silver and Gold winners of the Best Student Radio Feature, plus their winning entries.


SAT 15:00 The Radio Ballads (b01gkh6s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SAT 16:00 Eric Pringle - Meeting Bea (b041th7q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 Tim FitzHigham: The Gambler (b0414qv8)
Series 1

Episode 3

Adventuring comedian Tim FitzHigham recreates an 18th Century bet, attempting to outrun a racehorse over a hundred yard dash. Tim turns to Kriss Akabusi and his former school PE teacher for training advice.

Written by and starring Tim FitzHigham with Olivia Fitzroy and Bob Slayer.
Additional material written by Jon Hunter and Paul Byrne.
Produced by Colin Anderson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2014.


SAT 18:00 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (b007jm3n)
The Secondary Phase

Fit The Eighth

Zaphod and Roosta are being taken to the evil Frogstar, white Ford and Arthur are stranded on prehistoric Earth.

Starring Peter Jones as The Book, Simon Jones as Arthur Dent, Geoffrey McGivern as Ford Prefect, Mark Wing-Davey as Zaphod Beeblebrox, Alan Ford as Roosta. David Tate as Eddie and Valentine Dyall as Gargravarr.

The original scripts by Douglas Adams (1952-2001) went on to spawn a series of novels, a feature film, at least three stage shows, a TV series, a computer game, a collection of comic books - and various towels.

Radiophonic sound and music by Paddy Kingsland.

Producer: Geoffrey Perkins

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1978.


SAT 18:30 Fear on 4 (b007jnhq)
Series 2

Hand in Glove

The one thing Ethel Trevor needed to get her man was a pair of white gloves which are the mark of a lady, but there was a price to be paid for them.

The Man in Black reveals the fallout...

Fear on 4 brings you more in a series of nerve-tinglers.

Written by Elizabeth Bowen and dramatized by Elizabeth Troop

The Man In Black …. Edward de Souza
Ethel Trevor …. Kate Binchy
Aunt Elysia …. Marjorie Westbury
Elsie Trevor …. Felicity Hayes-McCoy
Lord Frederick …. Madhav Sharma
Arthur …. Joe Dunlop

Guitarist …. Peter Bond

Director: Peter Fozzard

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1989.


SAT 19:00 Open Mike: Mike Craig's Radio Memoirs (b00c0077)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 Innes Own World (b0170r0p)
Episode 1

Famed for The Rutles and The Bonzo Dog Band, Neil Innes ruminates wryly on the nature of civilisation.

An opportunity to climb inside Neil Innes's head to find songs, atmospheric musings and some very irritating commercial breaks.

Script Editor: John Dowie

Producer: Claire Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2003.


SAT 22:30 Creme de la Crime (b0080sx1)
Series 1

A Death on the Ocean Wave

Michael Feydeau and David Pershore exhume a murder case on a luxury liner. Stars Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis. From October 2001.


SAT 22:45 Tina C (b00771m2)
State of the Union Tour

Berlin

Can the country singing sensation and global activist gain a better understanding of the German capital? Stars Christopher Green. From December 2006.


SAT 23:00 28 Acts in 28 Minutes (b008khpv)
Series 2

Episode 1

The fastest show on-air is back!

28 performers have just 60 seconds in which to entertain the audience in this traditional variety show, featuring established stand-ups, and some newer talent

The whole thing is presided over by John Humphrys, who sits at the side of the stage with a stopwatch, ready to cut the microphone when the time is up.

And hey - if there's an act you don't like, well, there's another one along in 55 seconds or so...

Jeremy Limb
Des Clarke
Penny Broadhurst
Arnab Chanda
John Sessions
Christina Martin
Gavin Osborn
Aaron Counter
G-Force
James Kettle
Paula Wilcox
James Branch
Pegabovine
Dave Cohen
Jarlath Regan
Dutch Elm Conservatoire
Jeff Innocent
Katherine Jakeways
Carl Donnelly
Stephen Grant
Mara Carlyle
Stephen K Amos
Barry Davies
Jeff Green
Shappi Khorsandi
Martin Jarvis
The Puppini Sisters
Stewart Lee

Producers: Rohan Acharya and Ed Morrish

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2007.


SAT 23:30 The Masterson Inheritance (b007jstr)
Series 1

The Sweat of the Mastersons

A young Charles Masterson seeks his fortune in Dickensian London, a town seething with body-snatchers, opium dens and female impersonators....

An improvised historical saga of a family at war with itself - based entirely on audience suggestions.

Starring Paul Merton, Josie Lawrence, Caroline Quentin, Jim Sweeney and Phelim McDermott.

Producer: Phil Clarke

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1993.



SUNDAY 27 APRIL 2014

SUN 00:00 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (b007jm3n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 00:30 Fear on 4 (b007jnhq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 The Radio Ballads (b01gkh6s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:00 Incredible Women (b041tjbm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 on Saturday]


SUN 03:15 In the Psychiatrist's Chair (b007516l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:15 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 Eric Pringle - Meeting Bea (b041th7q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 Tim FitzHigham: The Gambler (b0414qv8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 Doris Lessing - The Golden Notebook (b041tp38)
Episode 2

The Nobel prize-winner's groundbreaking novel. Writer Anna Wulf is drawn in again to sort out her friends' conflicts. Stars Susannah Harker.


SUN 07:15 Key Matters (b00b0g6b)
Series 1

D minor

Ivan Hewett examines five musical keys. Today: D minor – 'saddest of all keys', used by Haydn, Mozart and Spinal Tap.


SUN 07:30 Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! (b00p94fm)
Series 5

Beer Cruise

Arthur's off on a day trip to France with his friends – and he's brushed up his French. Stars Steve Delaney. From December 2009.


SUN 08:00 Beyond Our Ken (b007jpv0)
From 28/05/1959

Kenneth Horne calls in the plumber, plus the history of communication. With Kenneth Williams and Betty Marsden. From May 1959.


SUN 08:30 To the Manor Born (b007n1wj)
An Englishman's Home

When Devere installs new security cameras, Audrey declares war.

Starring Penelope Keith as Audrey fforbes-Hamilton.

Keith Barron ..... Richard DeVere
Angela Thorne ..... Marjory Frobisher
Nicholas McArdle ..... Brabinger
Margery Withers ..... Mrs Polouvicka
Frank Middlemass ..... Ned
PC Dottle ...... Kevin Eldon

The tale of lady of the manor Audrey fforbes-Hamilton, forced to sell her beloved Grantleigh Estate when her husband's death leaves her financially strapped. With butler Brabinger in tow, they've decamped to the tiny Old Lodge cottage.

From this vantage point, Audrey keeps a close and disapproving eye on the estate's new owner, the nouveau-riche Richard DeVere, a wholesale foods magnate of Czech descendent.

First piloted on radio and then whisked off to TV before it ever appeared, before finally arriving home in 1997. Written for radio by Peter Spence.

Producer: Jane Berthoud

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in March 1997.


SUN 09:00 Alexandre Dumas - The Three Musketeers (b00sg2nl)
Nemesis

Will Milady get her comeuppance, and what will happen to our heroes? Stars Jamie Glover, Robert Glenister and Imelda Staunton.


SUN 09:30 Charles Dickens (b007tc33)
Oliver Twist

Hue and Cry

When Nancy learns of the orphan boy's predicament, the hunt mounts for Bill Sikes. Stars Tim McInnerny and John Grillo.


SUN 10:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b041trr3)
Psychologists

Daniel Kahneman

4 Extra Debut. From McLean to Bach, psychologist and Nobel Laureate Daniel Kahneman discusses his castaway choices. With Kirsty Young. From August 2013.


SUN 10:45 Elvis in Prestwick (b00qvlrh)
Do You Know Where I Am? by Andrew O'Hagan

Stories first broadcast in 2010, celebrating 50 years since Presley's only trip to Britain - a brief stopover at a small Scottish airport on his return from military service in Germany.

In Andrew O'Hagan's short story, a man remembers the moment in 1960 when his home town in Ayrshire first felt connected to the rest of the world.

Read by Finn Den Hertog

Producer Eilidh McCreadie

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2010.


SUN 11:00 Spike Milligan - I Like Spike (b00yy78f)
Poems, Stories and the War Books

Roy Hudd presents more of his personal choice of Spike Milligan's writing, aided by the great man himself. From July 1979.


SUN 11:30 Two Coconut Shells, a Blow Lamp and a Raspberry (b0081r61)
...The Story of Comedy Sound Effects on Radio. From farts to Goon Show rumbling stomachs. Reece Shearsmith listens in from the 1930s through to The League of Gentlemen.


SUN 12:00 Doris Lessing - The Golden Notebook (b041tp38)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SUN 13:15 Key Matters (b00b0g6b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today]


SUN 13:30 Georgette Heyer - Friday's Child (b007jq09)
"I'm going back to London! And I'm going to marry the first woman I see!"

So cries young Lord Sheringham when his proposal of marriage is rejected by Isabella, the Incomparable.

True to his word, he takes the even younger Hero Wantage as his bride...

Published in 1944, Georgette Heyer’s Regency tale of romance dramatised by John Peacock.

Viscount Anthony Sheringham …. James Frain
Hero Wantage …. Elli Garnett
Montagu Revesby …. Nicholas Boulton
Lady Saltash …. Mary Wimbush
Ferdy Fakenham …. Julian Rhind-Tutt
Jasper Tarleton …. Simon Russell Beale
Lord George Wrotham …. Ian Hughes
Jason …. Peter Kenny
Isabella Milborne …. Annabel Mullion
Gil …. Paul Panting
Ruth …. Cathy Sara
Lady Sheringham …. Susan Sheringham
Jane Bagshot …. Eva Stuart
Mrs Milborne …. Tessa Worsley
Lady Jersey …. Jilly Bond
The Postboy …. David Antrobus
Groombridge …. David Bannerman

Music by Trevor Allan Davies

Producer: Ned Chaillet.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1995.


SUN 15:00 Beyond Our Ken (b007jpv0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 15:30 To the Manor Born (b007n1wj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 16:00 Mel's Mix: The Best of The 4 O'Clock Show (b041tsch)
Mel Giedroyc presents her highlights of this week's 4 O'Clock Shows, including a guide to making American pancakes and the story of the ill-fated Apollo 13 space mission.


SUN 17:00 Alexandre Dumas - The Three Musketeers (b00sg2nl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SUN 17:30 Charles Dickens (b007tc33)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


SUN 18:00 The Price of Fear (b007jnhf)
To My Dear, Dear Saladin

Horror legend Vincent Price introduces a tale of a cat - and its unusual inheritance.

To Emily, Great Aunt Hesta leaves her entire fortune, including her home, Longbridge Manor.

To her beloved cat, Saladin, she bequeaths continuing life on the estate. But Emily's husband, Freddie has other ideas and dearly pays the price...

Starring Edward Woodward as Freddie, Annette Crosbie as Emily, Steve Hodson as Smiley and Lewis Stringer as the Solicitor

Scripted by William Ingram.

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1983.


SUN 18:30 Bradbury 13 (b012kx00)
Dark They Were and Golden Eyed

The Bittering family aim to make the best of life on Mars. Ray Bradbury's tale of alienation stars Bryce Chamberlain.


SUN 19:00 Spike Milligan - I Like Spike (b00yy78f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 19:30 Two Coconut Shells, a Blow Lamp and a Raspberry (b0081r61)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:30 today]


SUN 20:00 Beyond Our Ken (b007jpv0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 20:30 To the Manor Born (b007n1wj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b041trr3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


SUN 21:45 Elvis in Prestwick (b00qvlrh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today]


SUN 22:00 Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! (b00p94fm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 22:30 Craig Brown's Lost Diaries (b00vhf5y)
July and August

School's out for Barack Obama, Frank McCourt and Germaine Greer.

Satirist Craig Brown dips into the private lives of public figures from the 1960s to the present day.

Voiced by Jan Ravens, Alistair McGowan, Lewis McLeod, Ewan Bailey, Margaret Cabourn-Smith and Dolly Wells.
Written by Craig Brown.
Produced by Victoria Lloyd.


SUN 23:00 The Castle (b00t28d6)
Series 3

The Pilchards of Doom

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

In this episode, Sir John grapples with both an adulterous affair and a tin of pilchards. Meanwhile, Thomas explores the secrets of the Universe and Anne falls in love with King Russell de Brand

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

Written by Kim Fuller & Paul Alexander
Music by Guy Jackson

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


SUN 23:30 Steven Appleby's Normal Life (b00807sc)
Series 1

Normal Kids

Cartoonist Steven unearths an alien conspiracy to turn the world into a holiday camp for kids.

Starring Paul McCrink as Steven Appleby.

Featuring Rachel Atkins, Ewan Bailey, Nigel Betts and Rosalind Paul.

Written by Steven Appleby

Producer: Toby Swift

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2001


SUN 23:45 Jelly Mountain (b00fd63q)
Episode 1

Ivor Cutler's unique views on language, justice and scratching people's backs. With Craig Murray-Orr. From May 1996.



MONDAY 28 APRIL 2014

MON 00:00 The Price of Fear (b007jnhf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 00:30 Bradbury 13 (b012kx00)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b041trr3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


MON 01:45 Elvis in Prestwick (b00qvlrh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]


MON 02:00 Spike Milligan - I Like Spike (b00yy78f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:30 Two Coconut Shells, a Blow Lamp and a Raspberry (b0081r61)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:30 on Sunday]


MON 03:00 Beyond Our Ken (b007jpv0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Sunday]


MON 03:30 Georgette Heyer - Friday's Child (b007jq09)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:30 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Alexandre Dumas - The Three Musketeers (b00sg2nl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 Charles Dickens (b007tc33)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 Raffles (b007jncv)
Series 3

No Sinecure

AJ Raffles is dead - and Bunny must face the world alone. Then comes an invitation to answer a newspaper advertisement...

The stories of EW Hornung in the continuing adventures of cricketer and gentleman thief, Arthur J Raffles, and his chronicler, Harry "Bunny" Manders.

Starring Jeremy Clyde as AJ Raffles, Michael Cochrane as Bunny, Gordon Reid as Dr Theobald and John Hartley as Maturin.

Dramatised by Olwen Wymark.

Signature tune composed by Jim Parker.

Director: Gordon House

A BBC Radio 4/ BBC World Service production first broadcast in 1992.


MON 06:30 RD Wingfield (b0082c6v)
Outbreak of Fear

1. The Body on the Beach

Until PC Beaumont came to Polford, fresh from Police Training College, he'd never seen a dead body.

But despite the location of this sleepy fishing village in the West Country, he's set to complete his education...

RD Wingfield's five-part thriller stars Leslie Sands.

Sergeant Fowler …. Leslie Sands
PC Beaumont …. Nick Orchard
Dave Clark …. Cornelius Garrett
The Doctor …. Paul Nicholson
Pete Carter …. Derek Graham
Mitchell …. Conrad Phillips
Rose …. Gillie Graham
Fred Dickey …. Fred Bryant
Albert …. Douglas Leach
Kim …. Deborah Paige
Mrs Trevor …. Patricia Gibson

Director: Brian Miller

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1982.


MON 07:00 Double Science (b012ymwf)
Moving House

Incompetent teachers Kenneth and Colin are going to have to find new abodes quick smart.

The turmoil continues at a Sixth Form College specialising in drama, after the arrival of new head Alison, determined to revitalise the science department.

Written by and starring Ben Willbond and Justin Edwards.

With Rebecca Front, Raza Jaffrey and Margaret Cabourn-Smith.

Producer: Adam Bromley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2008.


MON 07:30 The Unbelievable Truth (b0415hbl)
Series 13

Episode 3

David Mitchell hosts the panel game in which four comedians are encouraged to tell lies and compete against one another to see how many items of truth they're able to smuggle past their opponents. Alex Horne, Lucy Beaumont, John Finnemore and Jack Dee are the panellists obliged to talk with deliberate inaccuracy on subjects as varied as: Legs, The Internet, Dogs and The Middle Ages.

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

Producer - Jon Naismith.
A Random production for BBC Radio 4.


MON 08:00 Listen to Les (b00kmn1b)
From 11/09/1983

Cissie Braithwaite is in despair as she instructs Ada Shufflebotham on the finer points of ballet.

Starring Les Dawson. With Roy Barraclough, Daphne Oxenford and Colin Edwynn.

Music by Brian Fitzgerald.

Scripted and produced by James Casey.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in September 1983.


MON 08:30 The Navy Lark (b007jvk6)
Series 13

Son of a Sea Lord

Sub-Lieutenant Phillips is up for promotion, but will his Lord Nelson fantasy help or hinder?

Starring Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Commanding Officer, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as Lady Hamilton, Tenniel Evans as the Admiral and Michael Bates as the Vice-Admiral.

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

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman and George Evans.

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in May 1972.


MON 09:00 Chain Reaction (b00tgx3w)
Series 6

Ade Edmondson interviews Ruby Wax

The new series of the tag team talk show continues as last week's guest, writer and star of "The Young Ones" and "Bottom", alternative comedy legend Ade Edmondson takes the microphone to interview the UK's favourite sharp tongued American, Ruby Wax.

Ade asks Ruby about the impact her strict parents had on her comedy, her start in entertainment as an RDC wench, her break into TV and those famous celebrity interviews, and how her journey has led her from being a celebrated TV entertainer and comedienne to a qualified expert on Psychotherapy and Neuroscience.


MON 09:30 Dead Ringers (b008fd4y)
Series 2

Episode 8

More celebrity soundalikes as Steptoe gets a Carol Smillie makeover, plus a 'Dale' warning. With Jan Ravens. From August 2000.


MON 10:00 Thomas Hardy - Tess of the D'Urbervilles (b007jl9f)
Episode 1

When her father learns that the family is related to the aristocratic d'Urbervilles, Tess is sent to seek preferment. She meets Alec d'Urberville, who is to have a dramatic effect on her life...

The story of Tess Durbeyfield, the most tragic of Thomas Hardy's heroines. First published in 1891. Dramatised in four parts by Alan Sharp

Starring Claire Rushbrook as Tess, Adam Godley as Alec, James D'Arcy as Angel, Keith Barron as Mr Durbeyfield, Amelda Brown as Mrs Durbeyfield, Lyndsey Marshal as Liza Lu, Jennie Stoller as Mrs D'Urbeville, David Thorpe as Felix, Kenny Blyth as Cuthbert, Janice Acquah as Marion and Clare Corbett as Lizzie.

Music composed by Sylvia Hallett.
Violin: Isabel Watson

Director Mary Peate.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.


MON 11:00 Afternoon Reading (b00pqj9d)
The Curiosities of the Egyptian Hall

Between Isis and Osiris

Introduced by Tony Lidington as Alfred, Custodian of the Hall.

A series of three specially commissioned stories inspired by London's Egyptian Hall - 'England's Home of Mystery & Many Illusions', which stood in Piccadilly for most of the 19th Century. The recordings were made in front of an invited audience at the Concert Artistes' Association in Covent Garden. The first tale is read by award-winning radio actor, Miriam Margolyes.

London's Egyptian Hall was originally built in 1812 to house collections of curiosities brought back from the most remote and mysterious parts of the globe - from the South Seas, North & South America and Africa. But it soon became the venue for extraordinary spectaculars, panoramas and pseudo scientific demonstrations - such as Britain's first ever films, illusions, magic and freak shows. By the end of the 19th Century, it had become known as 'England's Home of Mystery and Many Illusions', under the management of the renowned magician, Maskelyne. It became the centre of magic and spiritualism where new acts were demonstrated and charlatans exposed.

It is this rich legacy that has inspired these three stories - which are as quirky, mysterious and surprising as the curiosities themselves!

Each tale is introduced by Alfred - the custodian of the Hall (played by Tony Lidington) - who tells us a little of the Hall's history, before each story.

Miriam Margolyes tells the tale of artist Benjamin Robert Haydon, whose exhibition at the Egyptian Hall was eclipsed by the hugely popular American midget, General Tom Thumb. With Tony Lidington as Alfred, the Custodian of the Hall.

Written by John Peacock
Read by Miriam Margolyes

Producer: David Blount
A Pier Production for BBC Radio 4.


MON 11:15 Loose Ends (b041v276)
Brenda Blethyn, Marion Bailey, Phina Oruche, Emma Freud, Birds of Chicago, La Chiva Gantiva

Clive Anderson is joined by Brenda Blethyn, Marion Bailey and Emma Freud for an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy. With music from Birds of Chicago and La Chiva Gantiva.

Producer: Sukey Firth.


MON 12:00 Listen to Les (b00kmn1b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 The Navy Lark (b007jvk6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 Raffles (b007jncv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 RD Wingfield (b0082c6v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 Where Angels Fear to Tread (b007k2cz)
Episode 1

English prejudices clash with Italian passions when a young widow is sent abroad to avoid a man's clutches. With Sian Thomas. From May 2003.


MON 14:15 A Short History of Ireland (b007s5dm)
The Clare Election; Scum Condensed of Irish Bog

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


MON 14:30 Jean Rhys - Wide Sargasso Sea (b00m0stc)
Episode 1

Creole heiress Antoinette Cosway grows up on a beguiling Caribbean island where tensions escalate between her family and former slaves.

Jean Rhys's most famous novel tracing the early life of the first Mrs Rochester from Jane Eyre.

Read by Adjoa Andoh and Adam Godley.

Abridged by Margaret Busby

Producer: Claire Grove

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2004.


MON 14:45 Book of the Week (b00kcr2q)
Jean Rhys - The Blue Hour

Episode 1

Pooky Quesnel reads from Lillian Pizzichini's biography of the author Jean Rhys, best known for the 1966 novel Wide Sargasso Sea.

Jean will one day lead a dramatic and colourful life in Paris, Vienna and London, but life begins for her on the Windward Island of Dominica.


MON 15:00 Thomas Hardy - Tess of the D'Urbervilles (b007jl9f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b041vdwj)
Dynamic duo Dick and Dom investigate the science behind the everyday with How Dangerous Is Your Garden? Today they're charming worms and making strange noises with grass.


MON 17:00 Doctor Finlay: The Further Adventures of a Black Bag (b008h45m)
Series 1

The Miracle of Lestrange

When new-fangled Alternative Medicine hits Levenford, Finlay and Cameron find they're losing all their patients, even Janet.

Ready with his black bag, Dr Finlay sets out to remedy all manner of ailments suffered by his patients in the Scottish Highland town.

AJ Cronin's stories about Scotland's most celebrated doctor dramatised by Sue Rodwell.

Stars John Gordon Sinclair as Dr Finlay, Brian Pettifer as Dr Cameron, Celia Imrie as Janet, David Bamber as Lestrange and Claire Neilson as Annie Grant.

Produced and directed at BBC Bristol by Jeremy Howe and Viv Beeby.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2002.


MON 17:30 Double Science (b012ymwf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 18:00 Why, Robot? (b01n6yng)
The Melancholy

A story by Toby Litt inspired by Issac Asimov's three laws of robotics.

It is 2068 AD. Local application 13/13 has disappeared mysteriously on Europa, one of Jupiter's moons. In her official report, Chief Engineer Chandi Kane arrives at an all-too-human set of conclusions.

Writer Toby Litt was born in 1968 and grew up in Bedfordshire. In 2003, he was named one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists. His eleventh novel, King Death, will be published in May 2010.

Written by Toby Litt
Read by Indira Varma

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


MON 18:15 Aldous Huxley - Brave New World (b007jts8)
Episode 6

Bernard brings John to London - and gets revenge on the Director of Hatcheries.

Published in 1932, Aldous Huxley's enduring tale about cloning, consumerism and chemical abandon in a nightmare vision of an ideal society in the future.

Read by Anton Lesser.

Abridged in 10 parts by Neville Teller.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2003.


MON 18:30 Charles Chilton - Journey into Space (b007jscg)
The World in Peril

Episode 17

With few resources available, Jet and his crew race to make radio contact.

Continuing the 20-part serial - the third of Charles Chilton's classic sci-fi trilogy set in 1972.

CAST:
Jet Morgan …. Andrew Faulds
Lemmy …. Alfie Bass
Doc …. Guy Kingsley Poynter
Mitch …. Don Sharp
Various ….Alan Tylvern
Rogers/The Martian …. David Jacobs

Music composed and orchestra conducted by Van Phillips.

Written and produced by Charles Chilton.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in January 1956.


MON 19:00 Listen to Les (b00kmn1b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 The Navy Lark (b007jvk6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 Raffles (b007jncv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 RD Wingfield (b0082c6v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 Afternoon Reading (b00pqj9d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:15 Loose Ends (b041v276)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


MON 22:00 The Unbelievable Truth (b0415hbl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 Chain Reaction (b00tgx3w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 23:00 The Now Show (b0418x6g)
Series 43

Episode 2

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

Written by the cast, with additional material from Sarah Morgan, Carrie Quinlan and Kev Core. Produced by Alexandra Smith.


MON 23:30 Dan and Nick: The Wildebeest Years (b007jyzh)
Pundemonium!

It's Pundemonium!

A comedy extravaganza written by and featuring Dan Freedman and Nick Romero

With Richard Coles.

Music by the Gents.

Producer: Julian Mayers

Pilot for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in August 1998



TUESDAY 29 APRIL 2014

TUE 00:00 Why, Robot? (b01n6yng)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:15 Aldous Huxley - Brave New World (b007jts8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:15 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 Charles Chilton - Journey into Space (b007jscg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 Raffles (b007jncv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 RD Wingfield (b0082c6v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 Chain Reaction (b00tgx3w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 Dead Ringers (b008fd4y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 Thomas Hardy - Tess of the D'Urbervilles (b007jl9f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 Afternoon Reading (b00pqj9d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:15 Loose Ends (b041v276)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 Doctor Finlay: The Further Adventures of a Black Bag (b008h45m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 Double Science (b012ymwf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 Raffles (b007jndt)
Series 3

To Catch a Thief

London's glittering High Society suffers some audacious jewel robberies - but for once, the cracksman is not Raffles.

The stories of EW Hornung in the continuing adventures of cricketer and gentleman thief, Arthur J Raffles, and his chronicler, Harry "Bunny" Manders.

Starring Jeremy Clyde as AJ Raffles, Michael Cochrane as Bunny, Henry Stamper as Inspector MacKenzie and Gordon Reid as Dr Theobald.

Dramatised by Olwen Wymark.

Signature tune composed by Jim Parker.

Director: Gordon House

A BBC Radio 4/ BBC World Service production first broadcast in 1992.


TUE 06:30 RD Wingfield (b0082f1k)
Outbreak of Fear

2. The Second Body

No sooner has Richard Aldridge's body turned up when Sergeant Fowler's boss arrives from New Scotland Yard and makes a discovery...

RD Wingfield's thriller stars Leslie Sands as Sergeant Fowler.

Sergeant Fowler …. Leslie Sands
PC Beaumont …. Nick Orchard
Dave Clark …. Cornelius Garrett
The Doctor …. Paul Nicholson
Pete Carter …. Derek Graham
Chadwick …. Nicholas Courtney
Joe Hardy …. John Gabriel
Radio DJ …. Jim Reid
Miss Reed …. Ann Morrish
Vicar …. Ronald Russell

Director: Brian Miller

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1982.


TUE 07:00 The Mitch Benn Music Show (b007s5g7)
Series 1

Episode 1

The musical comedian presents his selection of some of the finest comic songs. With guest Boothby Graffoe. From July 2005.


TUE 07:30 Down the Line (b010dp1c)
Series 4

Episode 6

The return of the ground-breaking, Radio 4 show, hosted by the legendary Gary Bellamy; brought to you by the creators of The Fast Show.

Down The Line stars Rhys Thomas as Gary Bellamy, with Amelia Bullmore, Simon Day, Felix Dexter, Charlie Higson and Paul Whitehouse.

Special guests are Adil Ray and Arabella Weir.

Producers: Charlie Higson and Paul Whitehouse
A Down The Line production for BBC Radio 4.


TUE 08:00 The Goon Show (b007jnm5)
Series 7

The Great Bank Robbery

All set for the Long Distance Bass Drum Race, Neddie Seagoon is duped into villainy.

Groundbreaking, surreal BBC radio comedy written by Spike Milligan and Larry Stephens.

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: Pat Dixon

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in November 1956.


TUE 08:30 The Marx Brothers' Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel (b00f9y6d)
Series 3

Episode 1

Shady lawyer Waldorf T Flywheel stays in a haunted mansion. With guest star Spike Milligan as The Mayor of Witchfield.

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

Starring Michael Roberts as Groucho Marx as Waldorf T Flywheel and Frank Lazarus as Chico Marx as Emmanuel Ravelli.

With Lorelei King, Graham Hoadly and Dick Vosburgh.

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

Music arranged and conducted by David Firman.

Producer: Dirk Maggs

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1992.


TUE 09:00 The Now Show (b0418x6g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:30 Street and Lane (b00vt5ry)
Series 2

Fade to Black

The white van driving Yorkshire builders come across a couple of faded film stars, but all is not as it seems...

Shaun Dooley and Fine Time Fontayne star is series 2 of Ian McMillan and Dave Sheasby's comedy.

Johnny Street ...... Shaun Dooley
Arthur Lane ...... Fine Time Fontayne
Madeleine ...... Sandra Dickinson
Charles ...... John Carlisle

Producer: David Hunter

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2007.


TUE 10:00 Thomas Hardy - Tess of the D'Urbervilles (b007jl9t)
Episode 2

Tess must face the ruinous consequences of her encounter with Alec D'Urberville. Stars Claire Rushbrook and James D'Arcy.


TUE 11:00 Afternoon Reading (b00pqj9g)
The Curiosities of the Egyptian Hall

The Great Mephisto!

A series of three specially commissioned stories inspired by London's Egyptian Hall - 'England's Home of Mystery & Many Illusions', which stood in Piccadilly for most of the 19th Century. The recordings were made in front of an invited audience at the Concert Artistes' Association in Covent Garden.

London's Egyptian Hall was originally built in 1812 to house collections of curiosities brought back from the most remote and mysterious parts of the globe - from the South Seas, North & South America and Africa. But it soon became the venue for extraordinary spectaculars, panoramas and pseudo scientific demonstrations - such as Britain's first ever films, illusions, magic and freak shows. By the end of the 19th Century, it had become known as 'England's Home of Mystery and Many Illusions', under the management of the renowned magician, Maskelyne. It became the centre of magic and spiritualism where new acts were demonstrated and charlatans exposed.

The Great Mephisto! written by Tony Lidington

A young illusionist from the Punjab takes revenge on his cruel master.

Read by Medhev Sharma
Introduced by Tony Lidington as Alfred, Custodian of the Hall.

Producer: David Blount
A Pier Production for BBC Radio 4.


TUE 11:15 Robert Barr - Galbraith and the King of Diamonds (b041y015)
1. Enter a Frightened Lady

Veteran detective Bill Galbraith wants a quiet life, now he's retiring from a long career in the police force.

But his old pal Tommy Evans needs his help over murky goings on from a criminal mastermind...

Starring Bernard Hepton as Galbraith, Richard Davies as Tom Evans, Tom Watson as Cater, Peter Dyneley as Gelder, Eva Haddon as Anne-Marie, Hector Ross as Cornell, Katharine Page as Mary Galbraith and Bruce Alexander as Milne.

Robert Barr also wrote TV scripts for the BBC's Z Cars and Softly Softly, as well as being a prize-winning TV producer.

Producer: John Browell.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1975.


TUE 12:00 The Goon Show (b007jnm5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 The Marx Brothers' Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel (b00f9y6d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 Raffles (b007jndt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 RD Wingfield (b0082f1k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 Where Angels Fear to Tread (b007k2fd)
Episode 2

The romanticism of Italy has cast a spell on widowed Lilia, and she is engaged to be married. Stars Teresa Gallagher. From May 2003.


TUE 14:15 A Short History of Ireland (b007s5tx)
A Social Laboratory; Property Has Its Duties as Well as Its Rights

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


TUE 14:30 Jean Rhys - Wide Sargasso Sea (b00m0wn8)
Episode 2

The mother of Creole heiress Antoinette Cosway marries an Englishman in Spanish Town, Jamaica.

Jean Rhys's most famous novel tracing the early life of the first Mrs Rochester from Jane Eyre.

Read by Adjoa Andoh.

Abridged by Margaret Busby

Producer: Claire Grove

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2004.


TUE 14:45 Book of the Week (b00kk3kz)
Jean Rhys - The Blue Hour

Episode 2

Pooky Quesnel reads from Lillian Pizzichini's biography of the author Jean Rhys, best known for the 1966 novel Wide Sargasso Sea.

Arriving from the West Indies at the age of 17, Jean is sent to a chilly girls' school in Cambridge.


TUE 15:00 Thomas Hardy - Tess of the D'Urbervilles (b007jl9t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b041y11v)
Mel Giedroyc meets superstar writer and dragon expert Cressida Cowell, and hears from a man who rescues baby kangaroos.


TUE 17:00 Second Thoughts (b007jx1p)
Series 1

Nursing a Conscience

Faith nurses poorly Bill, but he's in for a nasty surprise...

Sitcom about the battles of divorcees Bill MacGregor and Faith Greyshott trying to forge a relationship whilst balancing the demands of his ex-wife, Liza and her teenage children, Hannah and Joe.

Staring Lynda Bellingham and James Bolam.

Series one of four inspired by the real lives of its writers, husband and wife Jan Etherington and Gavin Petrie.

A TV version made by LWT for ITV appeared in 1991 and ran for four series, with a spin-off 'Faith in the Future'.

Faith ...... Lynda Bellingham
Bill ...... James Bolam
Hannah ...... Kelda Holmes
Joe ...... Mark Denham
Liza ...... ,Belinda Lang
Alex ...... John Samson
Treadwell ...... Richard Tate
Richard ...... John Moffatt

Producer: Pete Atkin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1988.


TUE 17:30 The Mitch Benn Music Show (b007s5g7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 18:00 Why, Robot? (b01n70cl)
Algorithms

Scarlet Thomas has a very different take on a brief which asked writers to use Issac Asimov's 'three laws of robotics' as the starting point for a story.

An algorithm is a step-by-step method for solving a problem. Rebecca's life is full of them. Trouble is, they tend to solve one problem while creating a new one.

Scarlett Thomas was born in 1972. Her work featured in the New Puritans anthology of 2002. Her novel 'The End Of Mr Y' was longlisted for the Orange Broadband Prize For Fiction in 2008. Her new novel 'Our Tragic Universe' will be published in May 2010.

Scarlett's previous work for Radio 4 includes 'Why My Grandmother Learned To Play The Flute' (2003) and 'Brother and Sister Foot' (2005). She teaches Creative Writing at The University of Kent.

Written by Scarlett Thomas.
Read by Siobhan Redmond.

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


TUE 18:15 Aldous Huxley - Brave New World (b007jtt4)
Episode 7

John 'the Savage' is a big hit, while Bernard is jealous. Nightmare vision of the future read by Anton Lesser. From April 2003.


TUE 18:30 Charles Chilton - Journey into Space (b007jsfq)
The World in Peril

Episode 18

With the Martians in pursuit, Jet and the crew try desperately to get a message to Earth.

Continuing the 20-part serial - the third of Charles Chilton's classic sci-fi trilogy set in 1972.

CAST:
Jet Morgan …. Andrew Faulds
Lemmy …. Alfie Bass
Doc …. Guy Kingsley Poynter
Mitch …. Don Sharp
Various ….Alan Tylvern
Rogers/The Martian …. David Jacobs

Music composed and orchestra conducted by Van Phillips.

Written and produced by Charles Chilton.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in January 1956.


TUE 19:00 The Goon Show (b007jnm5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 The Marx Brothers' Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel (b00f9y6d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 Raffles (b007jndt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 RD Wingfield (b0082f1k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 Afternoon Reading (b00pqj9g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 21:15 Robert Barr - Galbraith and the King of Diamonds (b041y015)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


TUE 22:00 Down the Line (b010dp1c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 So Wrong It's Right (b00sm8kq)
Series 1

Episode 5

Charlie Brooker hosts the comedy panel show devoted to the art of being wrong. Iain Morris - writer of acclaimed TV comedy series The Inbetweeners - joins comics Sarah Millican and Lee Mack for a half hour of the best in wrong answers.

So Wrong It's Right sees Charlie challenge his guests to suggest the most entertaining wrong ideas. In this edition the panel's worst experiences at work - including Lee Mack's embarrassing encounter with Red Rum - and the most terrible idea for a West End Musical are amongst the topics under the spotlight.

Producer: Aled Evans
A Zeppotron production for BBC Radio 4.


TUE 23:00 Delve Special (b007jqfr)
Series 4

Bitter Harvest

Investigating pesticides and agricultural policy, intrepid reporter David Lander asks if farming is in crisis.

Written by Tony Sarchet.

Starring Stephen Fry as David Lander.

With Brenda Blethyn, Robert Bathurst, Jack Klaff, Phil Nice, Philip Pope and Julia Hills.

Producer: Paul Mayhew Archer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1987.


TUE 23:30 The Shuttleworths (b007jp7x)
Series 3

Midsummer Madras

Mary thinks she has seen a mouse, so John Shuttleworth starts a musical investigation. Stars Graham Fellows. From November 1997.


TUE 23:45 All the World's a Globe (b007jwv5)
6. The Interregnum & The Age of Turmoil

Tales of Cromwell, Roundheads versus Cavaliers and William of Orange to name but a few.

The history of mankind from the first amoeba to the Second World War.

Presented by the entire cast of the National Theatre of Brent - Desmond Olivier Dingle and Wallace, aided by Mr Barker.

Written by Patrick Barlow, with additional material by Jim Broadbent and Martin Duncan.

With guest star Peter Barker.

With thanks to

Patrick Barlow
Jim Broadbent
Martin Duncan

Producer: Lissa Evans

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1990.



WEDNESDAY 30 APRIL 2014

WED 00:00 Why, Robot? (b01n70cl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:15 Aldous Huxley - Brave New World (b007jtt4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:15 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 Charles Chilton - Journey into Space (b007jsfq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 Raffles (b007jndt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 RD Wingfield (b0082f1k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 The Now Show (b0418x6g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


WED 02:30 Street and Lane (b00vt5ry)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 Thomas Hardy - Tess of the D'Urbervilles (b007jl9t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 Afternoon Reading (b00pqj9g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:15 Robert Barr - Galbraith and the King of Diamonds (b041y015)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 Second Thoughts (b007jx1p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 The Mitch Benn Music Show (b007s5g7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 Raffles (b007jnfb)
Series 3

An Old Flame

Raffles has had many worthy combatants, both on the cricket field and in his more nefarious pursuits. But none prove so formidable as Jacques Saillard - an old flame.

The stories of EW Hornung in the continuing adventures of cricketer and gentleman thief, Arthur J Raffles, and his chronicler, Harry "Bunny" Manders.

Starring Jeremy Clyde as AJ Raffles, Michael Cochrane as Bunny, Gudrun Ure as Mrs Fisher and Peter Forbes as Druce.

Dramatised by Olwen Wymark.

Signature tune composed by Jim Parker.

Director: Gordon House

A BBC Radio 4/ BBC World Service production first broadcast in 1992.


WED 06:30 RD Wingfield (b0082h1n)
Outbreak of Fear

3. Triple Murder

With victims mutilated by a serial killer on Sergeant Fowler's hands, police radios in the village of Polford pick up mysterious signals...

RD Wingfield's thriller stars Leslie Sands as Sergeant Fowler.

Sergeant Fowler …. Leslie Sands
PC Beaumont …. Nick Orchard
Dave Clark …. Cornelius Garrett
The Doctor …. Paul Nicholson
Pete Carter …. Derek Graham
Chadwick …. Nicholas Courtney
Joe Hardy …. John Gabriel
Mitchell …. Conrad Phillips
Eric Farrow …. Malcolm Young
Mrs Farrow …. Rosemary Sigel

Director: Brian Miller

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1982.


WED 07:00 The Attractive Young Rabbi (b007k3l9)
Series 3

Abraham's Brother

A faded photograph and a private film show spell trouble for Abraham.

Barry Grossman’s comedy-drama about the collision between the old and the new in the Jewish community of Hillfield.

Rabbi Abraham Fine ...... David De Keyser
Rabbi Su Jacobs ...... Tracy-Ann Oberman
Sadie Fine ...... Doreen Mantle
Melvin ...... Henry Goodman
Brian ...... Jonathan Kydd
Barnie ...... Harry Towb
Charlie ...... John Cater

Music: Max Harris.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2002.


WED 07:30 Susan Calman Is Convicted (b0418p7r)
Series 2

What Makes Humans Human?

Susan Calman explores issues on which she has strong opinions. This week: What makes humans human?

In the 1990's Susan worked at the United Nations in Geneva on the Human Genome project. It was a project which looked at the increasing genetic databases that were being set up all over the world. It got her thinking - can you really encapsulate people in one scientific code?

Susan thinks that the answer is no. Science is making great advances in coding human beings, but that's not what we are. Siblings share a genetic code but can be incredibly different. Everyone is made up of people we meet, books we read and experiences we have. Science is wonderful but we should also consider the human soul.

Produced by Lyndsay Fenner.


WED 08:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jp9g)
Series 6

The Childhood Sweetheart

The lad sets off for a romantic reunion pledged 25 years before.

Starring Tony Hancock.

With Sidney James, Bill Kerr, Kenneth Williams and Patricia Hayes.

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 October 1959.


WED 08:30 Albert and Me (b007jsbh)
Series 1

Spanner in the Works

Single dad Bryan's son Albert is starting nursery - what could possibly go wrong?

Stars Richard Beckinsale as Bryan Archer, Pat Coombs as Mum/Albert and John Comer as Dad. With John Junkin as Harry.

Written by Jim Eldridge.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in November 1977.


WED 09:00 Country Matters (b00lrv65)
Episode 5

Dave and Cathy face a hectic weekend of visitors to their cottage. Stars Jonathan Tafler and Lesley Sharp. From May 1994.


WED 09:30 Legal, Decent, Honest and Truthful (b00c0c3g)
Series 1

Episode 3

Ken faces a dilemma when he wins an award for an ad campaign he hates. Stars Martin Jarvis and Wendy Richard. From January 1982.


WED 10:00 Thomas Hardy - Tess of the D'Urbervilles (b007rpxy)
Episode 3

Set to wed clergyman's son Angel Clare, Tess is torn over whether to reveal her past. Stars Claire Rushbrook and Keith Barron.


WED 11:00 Afternoon Reading (b00pqj9j)
The Curiosities of the Egyptian Hall

Curious Shadows

Series of three stories inspired by the Victorian venue in Piccadilly, famed as the home of magic, spectacle, freak shows and pseudo-scientific demonstrations.

By Jerome Vincent. The early film makers guarded their technical secrets closely. In this tale their rivalry leads to murder. Read by Gunnar Cauthery.

With Tony Lidington as Alfred, the Custodian of the Hall.

Directed by David Blount

A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.


WED 11:15 Robert Barr - Galbraith and the King of Diamonds (b041y956)
2. Dutch Treat

Veteran detective Bill wanted a quiet life in retirement, but now he's on the trail of a missing diamond courier.

Will he meet the King of Diamonds or even the Joker in Amsterdam?

Starring Bernard Hepton as Galbraith, Tom Watson as Cater, Peter Dyneley as Gelder, Cyril Shaps as Lindemanns, Eva Haddon as Anne-Marie, Trader Faulkner as Dykers, Peter Williams as Brent, Bruce Alexander as Milne and Stephen Grief as Jacobus.

Robert Barr also wrote TV scripts for the BBC's Z Cars and Softly Softly, as well as being a prize-winning TV producer.

Producer: John Browell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1975.


WED 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jp9g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 Albert and Me (b007jsbh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 Raffles (b007jnfb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 RD Wingfield (b0082h1n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 Where Angels Fear to Tread (b007jrw4)
Episode 3

English conventions are confounded by Italian romanticism, as Lilia tries to adapt to life as a wife. Stars Teresa Gallagher.


WED 14:15 A Short History of Ireland (b007s74g)
The Repealer Repulsed; Monster Meetings

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


WED 14:30 Jean Rhys - Wide Sargasso Sea (b00m0zyv)
Episode 3

Having lost her brother and separated from her mother, Creole heiress Antoinette is sent away to school.

Jean Rhys's most famous novel tracing the early life of the first Mrs Rochester from Jane Eyre.

Read by Adjoa Andoh.

Abridged by Margaret Busby

Producer: Claire Grove

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2004.


WED 14:45 Book of the Week (b00kk3jm)
Jean Rhys - The Blue Hour

Episode 3

Pooky Quesnel reads from Lillian Pizzichini's biography of the author Jean Rhys, best known for the 1966 novel Wide Sargasso Sea.

Jean becomes a chorus girl in Edwardian London and learns about love the hard way.


WED 15:00 Thomas Hardy - Tess of the D'Urbervilles (b007rpxy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b041y9dr)
Mel Giedroyc has the Inheritance Tracks of the absolutely fabulous Jennifer Saunders, and Dick and Dom put garden wildlife under the microscope in How Dangerous Is Your Garden?


WED 17:00 After Henry (b007jmkg)
Series 1

Moving

Her daughter wants to move out. Her mother wants to move in, but should Sarah just sell up?

Simon Brett's comedy about three generations of women - struggling to cope after the death of Sarah's GP husband - who never quite manage to see eye to eye.

Starring Prunella Scales as Sarah, Joan Sanderson as Eleanor, Benjamin Whitrow as Russell, Gerry Cowper as Clare and Marion Bailey as Janie.

Four radio series were made, but instead of moving to BBC TV - Thames Television produced 'After Henry' for the ITV network.

Producer: Pete Atkin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1985.


WED 17:30 The Attractive Young Rabbi (b007k3l9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 18:00 Why, Robot? (b01n7jpx)
The Companion

Story by Anita Sullivan inspired by Issac Asimov's three laws of robotics, read by Sheila Steafel. Colin - a medically-trained, 'Companion-series' humanoid - watches over Eunice's old age with an unorthodox interpretation of 'The Three Laws of Robotics'.

Anita Sullivan lives in Sussex. Her first play for radio, commissioned by Sweet Talk, was runner up in the Richard Imison Awards. Recent work includes Homesick and Torchwood: Asylum in 2009 and The Beacon (a five-part adaptation of Susan Hill's novel) in March 2010. She has also written for theatre companies as diverse as the Royal Shakespeare Company, Plymouth Theatre Royal, Pop-Up children's theatre, Eastern Angles and Borderline. The Companion is Anita's second short story for Sweet Talk, following The Phantom Cosmonaut, part of the 'Sputnik' series, in 2007.

Written by Anita Sullivan
Read by Sheila Steafel

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


WED 18:15 Aldous Huxley - Brave New World (b007jtvb)
Episode 8

Lenina makes a move on John, but he is distracted by Linda's illness. Nightmare vision of the future read by Anton Lesser. From April 2003.


WED 18:30 Charles Chilton - Journey into Space (b007jshx)
The World in Peril

Episode 19

Despite their best efforts, Jet and the crew are prised from their ship by the Martians.

Continuing the 20-part serial - the third of Charles Chilton's classic sci-fi trilogy set in 1972.

CAST:
Jet Morgan …. Andrew Faulds
Lemmy …. Alfie Bass
Doc …. Guy Kingsley Poynter
Mitch …. Don Sharp
Various ….Alan Tylvern
Rogers/The Martian …. David Jacobs

Music composed and orchestra conducted by Van Phillips.

Written and produced by Charles Chilton.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in January 1956.


WED 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jp9g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 Albert and Me (b007jsbh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 Raffles (b007jnfb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 RD Wingfield (b0082h1n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 Afternoon Reading (b00pqj9j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 21:15 Robert Barr - Galbraith and the King of Diamonds (b041y956)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


WED 22:00 Susan Calman Is Convicted (b0418p7r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 Radio 9 (b041yb36)
Series 1

Episode 4

Dull Dave gets down with the kids, and a drastic diet inspired by the suffragettes.

Delve into the recesses of a twisted comedy brain.

Written and performed by Johnny Daukes and Hils Barker.

With Sarah Walton, John Stevenson, Stefan Frank, Janice Vee, Matt Wilkinson and Michelle Gomez.

Producers: Johnny Daukes and Katie Marsden

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2003.


WED 23:00 Old Harry's Game (b007jvhf)
Series 4

Poet's Corner

Satan is cross with Yeats over a poem, while Scumspawn and Thomas write their own verse. Satanic sitcom stars Andy Hamilton. From April 2001.


WED 23:30 Hut 33 (b01k6hfc)
Series 3

Unlucky for Some

1942: It's unlucky for some of the code breakers at Bletchley when they're forced to move into spooky Hut 13.

James Cary's sitcom set at Bletchley Park - the top-secret home of the Second World War codebreakers.

Professor Charles Gardner …. Robert Bathurst
Archie …. Tom Goodman-Hill
Gordon ...... Fergus Craig
3rd Lieutenant Joshua Featherstonhaugh-Marshall …. Alex MacQueen
Minka …. Olivia Coleman
Mrs Best …. Lill Roughley

Producer: Adam Bromley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2009.



THURSDAY 01 MAY 2014

THU 00:00 Why, Robot? (b01n7jpx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:15 Aldous Huxley - Brave New World (b007jtvb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:15 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 Charles Chilton - Journey into Space (b007jshx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 Raffles (b007jnfb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 RD Wingfield (b0082h1n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 Country Matters (b00lrv65)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 Legal, Decent, Honest and Truthful (b00c0c3g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 Thomas Hardy - Tess of the D'Urbervilles (b007rpxy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 Afternoon Reading (b00pqj9j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:15 Robert Barr - Galbraith and the King of Diamonds (b041y956)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 After Henry (b007jmkg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 The Attractive Young Rabbi (b007k3l9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 Raffles (b007jnfw)
Series 3

The Raffles Relics

Bunny is appalled to hear Raffles calmly announce that he intends to visit New Scotland Yard to view an exhibition of his own craftsman's tools...

The stories of EW Hornung in the continuing adventures of cricketer and gentleman thief, Arthur J Raffles, and his chronicler, Harry "Bunny" Manders.

Starring Jeremy Clyde as AJ Raffles, Michael Cochrane as Bunny, Gudrun Ure as Mrs Fisher and Peter Forbes as Druce.

Dramatised by Olwen Wymark.

Signature tune composed by Jim Parker.

Director: Gordon House

A BBC Radio 4/ BBC World Service production first broadcast in 1992.


THU 06:30 RD Wingfield (b0082htz)
Outbreak of Fear

4. The Vault

With boats wrecked and telephone lines down in the village of Polford, Sergeant Fowler makes an important discovery.

RD Wingfield's thriller stars Leslie Sands as Sergeant Fowler.

Sergeant Fowler …. Leslie Sands
PC Beaumont …. Nick Orchard
Dave Clark …. Cornelius Garrett
The Doctor …. Paul Nicholson
Chadwick …. Nicholas Courtney
Joe Hardy …. John Gabriel
Mitchell …. Conrad Phillips
Rose …. Gillie Gratham
Fred Dickey …. Fred Bryant
Albert …. Douglas Leach
Operator …. Brian Gear

Director: Brian Miller

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1982


THU 07:00 The Little World of Don Camillo (b00t9xp6)
Series 1

Episode 4

Two grand openings bring Church and State rivalry to a head for the village priest. Stars Alun Armstrong. From April 2001.


THU 07:30 Cabin Pressure (b01q8qqc)
Series 4

Wokingham

When his Mum falls ill, Martin has to deal with a sister, a van and a moustache. Meanwhile, Carolyn and Douglas become locked in a game that can never end.

Cabin Pressure is a sitcom about the wing and a prayer world of a tiny, one plane, charter airline staffed by two pilots: one on his way down, and one who was never up to start with. Whether they're flying squaddies to Hamburg, metal sheets to Mozambique, or an oil exec's cat to Abu Dhabi, no job is too small, but many, many jobs are too difficult.

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


THU 08:00 Dad's Army (b007jqjv)
Series 3

Asleep in the Deep

Walker and Godfrey get trapped in a pumping station, but so do their rescuers from the rest of the Home Guard platoon.

The comic exploits of a Second World War Home Guard platoon in Walmington-on-Sea.

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 Pike …. Ian Lavender
Private Godfrey …. Arnold Ridley
Private Frazer …. John Laurie
Private Walker …. Larry Martyn
Warden Hodges …. Bill Pertwee
Announcer …. John Snagge

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1976.


THU 08:30 Take It From Here (b014qxmk)
From 17/02/1955

June Whitfield and Jimmy Edward have a disastrous date, and Ma Glum has a broken leg. Frank Muir and Denis Norden's classic comedy. With Alma Cogan. From February 1955.


THU 09:00 The Young Postmen (b00ftk3n)
It's a Dog's Life

The eager trio whizz up to Jupiter and perform a musical. Stars Ben Miller and Alistair McGowan. From December 1992.


THU 09:30 Puzzle Panel (b00yyfmh)
Episode 9

More fiendish brain teasers with Chris Maslanka, Tony Buzan, David Singmaster and Robert Eastway. From July 1998.


THU 10:00 Thomas Hardy - Tess of the D'Urbervilles (b007rsyv)
Episode 4

Rejected Tess hopes that husband Angel will forgive her, but then she meets the father of her child. Stars Claire Rushbrook.


THU 11:00 Rose Tremain (b0081vlk)
The Stack

John's birthday is coming up, so why isn't he excited about the big meal at Spiros' place? Short story read by Jim Norton.


THU 11:15 Robert Barr - Galbraith and the King of Diamonds (b041ycyn)
3. Fear Is the Key

The mysterious pack puts pressure on the King of Diamonds - as veteran detective Bill Galbraith races to save a life...

Starring Bernard Hepton as Galbraith, Tom Watson as Cater, Cyril Shaps as Lindemanns, Peter Dyneley as Gelder, Richard Davies as Tom Evans, Eva Haddon as Anne-Marie, Stephen Grief as Jacobus, Trader Faulkner as Dykers and Peter Williams as Brent.

Producer: John Browell.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1975.


THU 12:00 Dad's Army (b007jqjv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 Take It From Here (b014qxmk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 Raffles (b007jnfw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 RD Wingfield (b0082htz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 Where Angels Fear to Tread (b007jrwl)
Episode 4

Misery in Monteriano, as English Lilia and Italian Gino's marriage starts to deteriorate. With Sian Thomas and Tom George.


THU 14:15 A Short History of Ireland (b007s8d9)
A Nation Once Again; The Very Extreme of Human Wretchedness

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


THU 14:30 Jean Rhys - Wide Sargasso Sea (b00m19dh)
Episode 4

Rochester, newly arrived from England, marries Creole heiress Antoinette Cosway and they escape to an estate in Dominica.

Jean Rhys's most famous novel tracing the early life of the first Mrs Rochester from Jane Eyre.

Read by Adjoa Andoh.

Abridged by Margaret Busby

Producer: Claire Grove

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2004.


THU 14:45 Book of the Week (b00kk3jp)
Jean Rhys - The Blue Hour

Episode 4

Pooky Quesnel reads from Lillian Pizzichini's biography of the author Jean Rhys, best known for the 1966 novel Wide Sargasso Sea.

Now married but still penniless, things start to look up for Jean when she moves to Vienna in 1920.


THU 15:00 Thomas Hardy - Tess of the D'Urbervilles (b007rsyv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b041ydjj)
Mel Giedroyc finds out about panning for gold, and if there's fossil evidence for dragons.


THU 17:00 King Street Junior Revisited (b007jx9r)
Series 1

The System

Mr Maxwell's attempt to maintain playground law and order, lands him in trouble.

School comedy created and written by Jim Eldridge. Ten series of this King Street Junior ran between 1985 and 1998. King Street Junior Revisited ran from 2002 to 2005.

Stars Carolyn Pickles as Mrs Devon, Marlene Sidaway as Miss Lewis, Michael Cochrane as Mr Maxwell, Paul Copley as Mr Long, Teresa Gallagher as Miss Featherstone, Jacqueline Beatty as Miss Reid, Sidney Kean as Mr Bradbury, Sandy Walsh as Mrs Bradbury, Campbell Morrison as Chief Superintendent Donaldson, Peter Landi as Detective Sergeant Richards, Sonny Muslim as Matt Bradbury, Sam Morris as Sanjay and Layla Gillespie as Zenal.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2002.


THU 17:30 The Little World of Don Camillo (b00t9xp6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 18:00 Dorothy K Haynes - The Cure (b041ydwd)
A poor man was hung for theft; now his widow and her frightened son climb a hill to visit the gallows. Read by Sarah Collier.


THU 18:15 Aldous Huxley - Brave New World (b007qhgg)
Episode 9

Bernard worries as John tries to foster rebellion amongst the Delta grades. Nightmare vision of the future read by Anton Lesser. From April 2003.


THU 18:30 Charles Chilton - Journey into Space (b007jsl4)
The World in Peril

Episode 20

As the invasion fleet reaches Earth, can Jet Morgan and his crew save the day?

Continuing the 20-part serial - the third of Charles Chilton's classic sci-fi trilogy set in 1972.

CAST:
Jet Morgan …. Andrew Faulds
Lemmy …. Alfie Bass
Doc …. Guy Kingsley Poynter
Mitch …. Don Sharp
Various ….Alan Tylvern
Rogers/The Martian …. David Jacobs

Music composed and orchestra conducted by Van Phillips.

Written and produced by Charles Chilton.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in February 1956.


THU 19:00 Dad's Army (b007jqjv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 Take It From Here (b014qxmk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 Raffles (b007jnfw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 RD Wingfield (b0082htz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 Rose Tremain (b0081vlk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


THU 21:15 Robert Barr - Galbraith and the King of Diamonds (b041ycyn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


THU 22:00 Cabin Pressure (b01q8qqc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 Laura Solon - Talking and Not Talking (b00773bh)
Series 1

Episode 3

More from China Lion and the new barn conversion couple, plus a visit to the Dragon's Den

Award-winning comedian Laura Solon's sketch and character comedy series

With Ben Moor, Katherine Parkinson and Ben Willbond.

Written by Laura Solon. With additional material by the cast, Carl Cooper, Tony Roche and Andy Marlatt.

Producer: Colin Anderson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2007.


THU 23:00 The Nick Revell Show (b007jp6w)
Series 1

Moving

Struggling writer Nick ponders moving in with his girlfriend, and which geranium is sexiest?

A sitcom for the 1990s, written by and starring comedian Nick Revell.

With Alistair McGowan, Caroline Gruber, Brian Bowles, Doon Mackichan and Alison Sterling.

Producer: Jon Magnusson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1992.


THU 23:30 Think the Unthinkable (b00cttcm)
Series 2

Christmas Party

The consultants' drunken office party looks like a recipe for festive disaster. Starring Marcus Brigstocke. From December 2002.



FRIDAY 02 MAY 2014

FRI 00:00 Dorothy K Haynes - The Cure (b041ydwd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:15 Aldous Huxley - Brave New World (b007qhgg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:15 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 Charles Chilton - Journey into Space (b007jsl4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 Raffles (b007jnfw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 RD Wingfield (b0082htz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 The Young Postmen (b00ftk3n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 Puzzle Panel (b00yyfmh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 Thomas Hardy - Tess of the D'Urbervilles (b007rsyv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 Rose Tremain (b0081vlk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:15 Robert Barr - Galbraith and the King of Diamonds (b041ycyn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 King Street Junior Revisited (b007jx9r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 The Little World of Don Camillo (b00t9xp6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 Raffles (b007jngf)
Series 3

The Knees of the Gods

Raffles and Bunny leave England to fight for queen and country in the South African war. For one of them there will be no return...

The stories of EW Hornung in the continuing adventures of cricketer and gentleman thief, Arthur J Raffles, and his chronicler, Harry "Bunny" Manders.

Starring Jeremy Clyde as AJ Raffles, Michael Cochrane as Bunny, Sean Barrett as Connell, Gudrun Ure as Mrs Fisher and Peter Penry-Jones as the General.

Dramatised by Olwen Wymark.

Signature tune composed by Jim Parker.

Director: Gordon House

A BBC Radio 4/ BBC World Service production first broadcast in 1992.


FRI 06:30 RD Wingfield (b0082k48)
Outbreak of Fear

5. The Killer

Sergeant Fowler must takes steps as his suspicions grow over his boss Chadwick's conclusions on the murders in the village of Polford.

Conclusion of RD Wingfield's thriller starring Leslie Sands as Sergeant Fowler.

Sergeant Fowler …. Leslie Sands
PC Beaumont …. Nick Orchard
Dave Clark …. Cornelius Garrett
The Doctor …. Paul Nicholson
Chadwick …. Nicholas Courtney
Mitchell …. Conrad Phillips
Rose …. Gillie Gratham
Operator …. Brian Gear
Radio DJ …. Jim Reid
Jackson …. Roger Leach

Director: Brian Miller

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1982.


FRI 07:00 Smelling of Roses (b00d8yxr)
Series 3

Promises, Promises

Tasked with organising an auction of promises for a posh school, Rosie finds that it’s not the parents who are upper-crust so much as the pupils...

More challenges for Rosie Burns running her family's event management company, where the clients are only part of the problem...

The third of four series of Simon Brett's sitcom.

Rosie ..... Prunella Scales
Jo ..... Rebecca Callard
Bob ..... Duncan Preston
Tess ..... Annette Badland
Greg ..... Leo Dolan
Trevor ..... Jim North

Producer: Maria Esposito

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2002.


FRI 07:30 Tim FitzHigham: The Gambler (b041vcqw)
Series 1

Episode 4

Comedian and adventurer Tim FitzHigham recreates an 18th Century bet, attempting to travel 25mph on water using only the means available to a gentleman in 1765. History books record of the original attempt, "Something snapped, there was a fatality and the wager was abandoned." Last in series.


FRI 08:00 Steptoe and Son (b007jn7v)
Series 5

A Winter's Tale

Harold admits he's planning a holiday - but without his dad Albert.

Starring Wilfrid Brambell as Albert 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 was set in a house with a yard full of junk, featuring the lives of rag and bone men Albert Steptoe and his son Harold and it was the spark for a run of 8 series for TV.

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

Produced by Bobby Jaye

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 2 in June 1974.


FRI 08:30 The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter (b007jx9k)
Series 1

The Birthday Present

Busy writing his new crime novel, Gerald doesn't want to be disturbed - but Diana has other ideas...

The convoluted chronicle of an optimistic author written by Basil Boothroyd.

Starring Ian Carmichael as Gerald C Potter and Charlotte Mitchell as his wife and more successful writer, Diana.

With Michael McClain

The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter ran from 1976 to 1981

Producer: Bobby Jaye

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1976.


FRI 09:00 Millport (b0076br4)
Series 3

The End of the Beginning

The island makeover has turned horribly sour and with Irene gone, the only person to save the island from being bulldozed is Bunty Pierce.

But with her ailing health and hermit ways, will she leave her vegetables to rescue the island's integrity? And will Irene change her mind about mainland life and return to the island for good?

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

Irene ...... Lynn Ferguson
Moira/Agnes ...... Janet Brown
Alberto/Ferryman/Robert the Dog/Morris ...... Lewis McLeod
Ena/Bunty ...... Gabriel Quigley
Minister/Bob ...... Robert Patterson
Dougie ...... Kenneth Bryans

Producer: Lucy Bacon

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2002.


FRI 09:30 Act Your Age (b00g0nnv)
Series 1

Episode 4

Simon Mayo discovers which generation is the funniest. With Jon Richardson, Lucy Porter and Roy Walker. From December 2008.


FRI 10:00 Elizabeth Gaskell - Mr Harrison's Confession (b041yks9)
A young surgeon arriving at the village of Duncombe discovers that his female patients seem to require a singular remedy.

Elizabeth Gaskell's 1851 novella is notable for being a prequel to her novel Cranford.

Mr Harrison …. Marston Bloom
Jemima Bullock …. Colleen Prendergast
Mr Bullock …. David Timson
Miss Tomkinson …. Gillian Bevan
Caroline Tomkinson …. Rebecca Front
Miss Horsman …. Jane Booker
Mrs Bullock …. Christine Kavanagh
Sophy Hutton …. Alison Pettitt
Mr Morgan …. Geoffrey Whitehead
Jack Marshland/John Brouncker …. Stephen Critchlow
Mrs Rose …. Sophie Thompson

Dramatised by Jeremy Front.

Director: Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1998.


FRI 11:00 Rose Tremain (b007md6s)
Tropical Fish

The reflections of dying farmer John Sparrow and his son Bob, who ponders life during a trip to London. Read by Maggie Steed.


FRI 11:15 Robert Barr - Galbraith and the King of Diamonds (b041yksc)
4. The £7,000,000 Touch

The 'King' is taken and double-crossing ends in death.

Retirement continues to elude veteran detective Bill Gailbraith. Bundled into a car, he's face-to-face with Jacobus.

Starring Bernard Hepton as Galbraith, Tom Watson as Cater, Cyril Shaps as Lindemanns, Peter Dyneley as Gelder, Richard Davies as Paul, Eva Haddon as Anne-Marie,
Stephen Grief as Jacobus, Trader Faulkner as Dykers.

Producer: John Browell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1975.


FRI 12:00 Steptoe and Son (b007jn7v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter (b007jx9k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 Raffles (b007jngf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 RD Wingfield (b0082k48)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 Where Angels Fear to Tread (b007jrx0)
Episode 5

The peace of Sawston is disturbed by the latest news from Italy about Lilia. With Teresa Gallagher and Tom George.


FRI 14:15 A Short History of Ireland (b007s9rl)
The Far-Seeing Merchants of Northern Venice; So Much Wretchedness

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


FRI 14:30 Jean Rhys - Wide Sargasso Sea (b00m2dbv)
A New Peril

Antoinette and Rochester's honeymoon develops into an intense love affair on a beautiful estate in Dominica.

Jean Rhys's most famous novel tracing the early life of the first Mrs Rochester from Jane Eyre.

Read by Adam Godley.

Abridged by Margaret Busby

Producer: Claire Grove

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2004.


FRI 14:45 Book of the Week (b00kk3jr)
Jean Rhys - The Blue Hour

Episode 5

Pooky Quesnel reads from Lillian Pizzichini's biography of the author Jean Rhys, best known for the 1966 novel Wide Sargasso Sea.

It is now the 1930s and Jean has become an established writer, but it will be 30 years before she delivers her best-known work.


FRI 15:00 Elizabeth Gaskell - Mr Harrison's Confession (b041yks9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b041ylqg)
Mel Giedroyc has the last episode of Natalie Jane Prior's Lily Quench and the Dragon of Ashby, and the remarkable story of World War One nurse and ambulance driver Elsie Knocker.


FRI 17:00 Second Holmes (b015qy32)
The Case of the Reading Undertaker

The grandsons of Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson investigate the death of a man by crossbow.

Six light-hearted adventures involving the grandsons of Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson written by Grant Eustace

Starring Peter Egan as Stamford Holmes, Jeremy Nicholas as Dr Watson, Stuart Organ as Simon Durham, Madi Hedd as Janet Durham, James Kerry as Inspector Fowler, Ronald Baddiley as the General and Hugh Dickson as Lamson.

Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1983.


FRI 17:30 Smelling of Roses (b00d8yxr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 18:00 Roald Dahl (b041ym4c)
The Man From the South

Win a car or lose a finger - what will be the result of an old man's bizarre bet? Read by Terry Molloy.


FRI 18:15 Aldous Huxley - Brave New World (b007q9yw)
Episode 10

Disenchanted with society, John decides to seek solitude. Nightmare vision of the future concluded by Anton Lesser. From April 2003.


FRI 18:30 Report On The Barnhouse Effect by Kurt Vonnegut (b0085hqx)
Professor Barnhouse discovers a way of channelling his mind to control the forces of nature.

The phenomenon becomes known as the "Barnhouse Effect". The academic sees his skill as a marvellous opportunity to secure world peace. However, the American government has other ideas...

Stuart Milligan reads Kurt Vonnegut's first short story published in 1950.

Abridged and produced by Gemma Jenkins.

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in November 2007.


FRI 19:00 Steptoe and Son (b007jn7v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter (b007jx9k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 Raffles (b007jngf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 RD Wingfield (b0082k48)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Rose Tremain (b007md6s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 21:15 Robert Barr - Galbraith and the King of Diamonds (b041yksc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


FRI 22:00 Tim FitzHigham: The Gambler (b041vcqw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 Comedy Club at Machynlleth (b041yp5k)
2014

Episode 1

Made for 4 Extra. Made for 4 Extra. Isy Suttie chats to Machynlleth Comedy Festival performer Josh Widdicombe.


FRI 22:35 My Teenage Diary (b00wldvl)
Series 2

Sheila Hancock

Rufus Hound hosts this six-part comedy series in which celebrities are asked to revisit their teenage diaries and read them out in public for the very first time. This week, Sheila Hancock.

Producer: Victoria Payne
A TalkbackThames production for BBC Radio 4.


FRI 23:05 Comedy Club at Machynlleth (b041yppy)
2014

Episode 2

Made for 4 Extra. Comedian Mike Bubbins gives us an insight into preparing a show for the Machynlleth Comedy Festival.


FRI 23:10 That Mitchell and Webb Sound (b00mr4w3)
Series 4

Episode 5

A date with a slightly disappointing superhero; and the perils of compulsory workplace drinking.

Sketch show starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb.

With Olivia Colman,Sarah Hadland and James Bachman.

Producer Gareth Edwards

Firs broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2009.


FRI 23:40 Comedy Club at Machynlleth (b041ypq0)
2014

Episode 3

Made for 4 Extra. Arthur Smith chats to Richard Herring about performing at Machynlleth.


FRI 23:45 Julian Fox: On a Lonely Planet (b0076qhx)
Herne Hill

Herne Hill resident Julian Fox decides to make a travel programme, without leaving his flat in south London. From February 2005.




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

28 Acts in 28 Minutes 23:00 SAT (b008khpv)

A Short History of Ireland 14:15 MON (b007s5dm)

A Short History of Ireland 14:15 TUE (b007s5tx)

A Short History of Ireland 14:15 WED (b007s74g)

A Short History of Ireland 14:15 THU (b007s8d9)

A Short History of Ireland 14:15 FRI (b007s9rl)

Act Your Age 02:30 SAT (b00qcj8m)

Act Your Age 09:30 FRI (b00g0nnv)

After Henry 17:00 WED (b007jmkg)

After Henry 05:00 THU (b007jmkg)

Afternoon Reading 11:00 MON (b00pqj9d)

Afternoon Reading 21:00 MON (b00pqj9d)

Afternoon Reading 04:00 TUE (b00pqj9d)

Afternoon Reading 11:00 TUE (b00pqj9g)

Afternoon Reading 21:00 TUE (b00pqj9g)

Afternoon Reading 04:00 WED (b00pqj9g)

Afternoon Reading 11:00 WED (b00pqj9j)

Afternoon Reading 21:00 WED (b00pqj9j)

Afternoon Reading 04:00 THU (b00pqj9j)

Albert and Me 08:30 WED (b007jsbh)

Albert and Me 12:30 WED (b007jsbh)

Albert and Me 19:30 WED (b007jsbh)

Aldous Huxley - Brave New World 00:15 SAT (b007rkyx)

Aldous Huxley - Brave New World 18:15 MON (b007jts8)

Aldous Huxley - Brave New World 00:15 TUE (b007jts8)

Aldous Huxley - Brave New World 18:15 TUE (b007jtt4)

Aldous Huxley - Brave New World 00:15 WED (b007jtt4)

Aldous Huxley - Brave New World 18:15 WED (b007jtvb)

Aldous Huxley - Brave New World 00:15 THU (b007jtvb)

Aldous Huxley - Brave New World 18:15 THU (b007qhgg)

Aldous Huxley - Brave New World 00:15 FRI (b007qhgg)

Aldous Huxley - Brave New World 18:15 FRI (b007q9yw)

Alexandre Dumas - The Three Musketeers 09:00 SUN (b00sg2nl)

Alexandre Dumas - The Three Musketeers 17:00 SUN (b00sg2nl)

Alexandre Dumas - The Three Musketeers 05:00 MON (b00sg2nl)

All the World's a Globe 23:45 TUE (b007jwv5)

Beyond Our Ken 08:00 SUN (b007jpv0)

Beyond Our Ken 15:00 SUN (b007jpv0)

Beyond Our Ken 20:00 SUN (b007jpv0)

Beyond Our Ken 03:00 MON (b007jpv0)

Book of the Week 14:45 MON (b00kcr2q)

Book of the Week 14:45 TUE (b00kk3kz)

Book of the Week 14:45 WED (b00kk3jm)

Book of the Week 14:45 THU (b00kk3jp)

Book of the Week 14:45 FRI (b00kk3jr)

Bradbury 13 18:30 SUN (b012kx00)

Bradbury 13 00:30 MON (b012kx00)

Cabin Pressure 07:30 THU (b01q8qqc)

Cabin Pressure 22:00 THU (b01q8qqc)

Carla Lane - Lena 04:00 SAT (b01295vx)

Chain Reaction 09:00 MON (b00tgx3w)

Chain Reaction 22:30 MON (b00tgx3w)

Chain Reaction 02:00 TUE (b00tgx3w)

Charles Chilton - Journey into Space 00:30 SAT (b007js9j)

Charles Chilton - Journey into Space 18:30 MON (b007jscg)

Charles Chilton - Journey into Space 00:30 TUE (b007jscg)

Charles Chilton - Journey into Space 18:30 TUE (b007jsfq)

Charles Chilton - Journey into Space 00:30 WED (b007jsfq)

Charles Chilton - Journey into Space 18:30 WED (b007jshx)

Charles Chilton - Journey into Space 00:30 THU (b007jshx)

Charles Chilton - Journey into Space 18:30 THU (b007jsl4)

Charles Chilton - Journey into Space 00:30 FRI (b007jsl4)

Charles Dickens 09:30 SUN (b007tc33)

Charles Dickens 17:30 SUN (b007tc33)

Charles Dickens 05:30 MON (b007tc33)

Charles Parker Prize 14:00 SAT (b041tjx6)

Comedy Club at Machynlleth 22:30 FRI (b041yp5k)

Comedy Club at Machynlleth 23:05 FRI (b041yppy)

Comedy Club at Machynlleth 23:40 FRI (b041ypq0)

Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! 07:30 SUN (b00p94fm)

Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! 22:00 SUN (b00p94fm)

Country Matters 09:00 WED (b00lrv65)

Country Matters 02:00 THU (b00lrv65)

Craig Brown's Lost Diaries 22:30 SUN (b00vhf5y)

Creme de la Crime 22:30 SAT (b0080sx1)

Dad's Army 08:00 THU (b007jqjv)

Dad's Army 12:00 THU (b007jqjv)

Dad's Army 19:00 THU (b007jqjv)

Dan and Nick: The Wildebeest Years 23:30 MON (b007jyzh)

Dead Ringers 09:30 MON (b008fd4y)

Dead Ringers 02:30 TUE (b008fd4y)

Delve Special 23:00 TUE (b007jqfr)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:00 SUN (b041trr3)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:00 SUN (b041trr3)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 01:00 MON (b041trr3)

Dick Francis 01:30 SAT (b011qm8r)

Doctor Finlay: The Further Adventures of a Black Bag 17:00 MON (b008h45m)

Doctor Finlay: The Further Adventures of a Black Bag 05:00 TUE (b008h45m)

Doris Lessing - The Golden Notebook 06:00 SUN (b041tp38)

Doris Lessing - The Golden Notebook 12:00 SUN (b041tp38)

Dorothy K Haynes - The Cure 18:00 THU (b041ydwd)

Dorothy K Haynes - The Cure 00:00 FRI (b041ydwd)

Double Science 07:00 MON (b012ymwf)

Double Science 17:30 MON (b012ymwf)

Double Science 05:30 TUE (b012ymwf)

Down the Line 07:30 TUE (b010dp1c)

Down the Line 22:00 TUE (b010dp1c)

Elizabeth Gaskell - Mr Harrison's Confession 10:00 FRI (b041yks9)

Elizabeth Gaskell - Mr Harrison's Confession 15:00 FRI (b041yks9)

Elvis in Prestwick 10:45 SUN (b00qvlrh)

Elvis in Prestwick 21:45 SUN (b00qvlrh)

Elvis in Prestwick 01:45 MON (b00qvlrh)

Emily Bronte - Wuthering Heights 03:00 SAT (b007jlm7)

Eric Pringle - Meeting Bea 06:00 SAT (b041th7q)

Eric Pringle - Meeting Bea 16:00 SAT (b041th7q)

Eric Pringle - Meeting Bea 04:00 SUN (b041th7q)

Fear on 4 18:30 SAT (b007jnhq)

Fear on 4 00:30 SUN (b007jnhq)

Five Meet to Make Up Myths 07:30 SAT (b00xchg6)

Georgette Heyer - Friday's Child 13:30 SUN (b007jq09)

Georgette Heyer - Friday's Child 03:30 MON (b007jq09)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:00 WED (b007jp9g)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:00 WED (b007jp9g)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:00 WED (b007jp9g)

Hercule Poirot 01:00 SAT (b0076tz9)

Hut 33 23:30 WED (b01k6hfc)

In the Psychiatrist's Chair 13:15 SAT (b007516l)

In the Psychiatrist's Chair 03:15 SUN (b007516l)

Incredible Women 12:00 SAT (b041tjbm)

Incredible Women 02:00 SUN (b041tjbm)

Innes Own World 22:00 SAT (b0170r0p)

Jean Rhys - Wide Sargasso Sea 14:30 MON (b00m0stc)

Jean Rhys - Wide Sargasso Sea 14:30 TUE (b00m0wn8)

Jean Rhys - Wide Sargasso Sea 14:30 WED (b00m0zyv)

Jean Rhys - Wide Sargasso Sea 14:30 THU (b00m19dh)

Jean Rhys - Wide Sargasso Sea 14:30 FRI (b00m2dbv)

Jelly Mountain 23:45 SUN (b00fd63q)

Julian Fox: On a Lonely Planet 23:45 FRI (b0076qhx)

Key Matters 07:15 SUN (b00b0g6b)

Key Matters 13:15 SUN (b00b0g6b)

King Street Junior Revisited 17:00 THU (b007jx9r)

King Street Junior Revisited 05:00 FRI (b007jx9r)

Laura Solon - Talking and Not Talking 22:30 THU (b00773bh)

Legal, Decent, Honest and Truthful 09:30 WED (b00c0c3g)

Legal, Decent, Honest and Truthful 02:30 THU (b00c0c3g)

Listen to Les 08:00 MON (b00kmn1b)

Listen to Les 12:00 MON (b00kmn1b)

Listen to Les 19:00 MON (b00kmn1b)

Loose Ends 11:15 MON (b041v276)

Loose Ends 21:15 MON (b041v276)

Loose Ends 04:15 TUE (b041v276)

MR James 00:00 SAT (b00pfljb)

Mel's Mix: The Best of The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 SUN (b041tsch)

Millport 02:00 SAT (b0076bn3)

Millport 09:00 FRI (b0076br4)

My Teenage Diary 22:35 FRI (b00wldvl)

Old Harry's Game 23:00 WED (b007jvhf)

Open Mike: Mike Craig's Radio Memoirs 09:00 SAT (b00c0077)

Open Mike: Mike Craig's Radio Memoirs 19:00 SAT (b00c0077)

Puzzle Panel 09:30 THU (b00yyfmh)

Puzzle Panel 02:30 FRI (b00yyfmh)

RD Wingfield 06:30 MON (b0082c6v)

RD Wingfield 13:30 MON (b0082c6v)

RD Wingfield 20:30 MON (b0082c6v)

RD Wingfield 01:30 TUE (b0082c6v)

RD Wingfield 06:30 TUE (b0082f1k)

RD Wingfield 13:30 TUE (b0082f1k)

RD Wingfield 20:30 TUE (b0082f1k)

RD Wingfield 01:30 WED (b0082f1k)

RD Wingfield 06:30 WED (b0082h1n)

RD Wingfield 13:30 WED (b0082h1n)

RD Wingfield 20:30 WED (b0082h1n)

RD Wingfield 01:30 THU (b0082h1n)

RD Wingfield 06:30 THU (b0082htz)

RD Wingfield 13:30 THU (b0082htz)

RD Wingfield 20:30 THU (b0082htz)

RD Wingfield 01:30 FRI (b0082htz)

RD Wingfield 06:30 FRI (b0082k48)

RD Wingfield 13:30 FRI (b0082k48)

RD Wingfield 20:30 FRI (b0082k48)

Radio 9 22:30 WED (b041yb36)

Raffles 06:00 MON (b007jncv)

Raffles 13:00 MON (b007jncv)

Raffles 20:00 MON (b007jncv)

Raffles 01:00 TUE (b007jncv)

Raffles 06:00 TUE (b007jndt)

Raffles 13:00 TUE (b007jndt)

Raffles 20:00 TUE (b007jndt)

Raffles 01:00 WED (b007jndt)

Raffles 06:00 WED (b007jnfb)

Raffles 13:00 WED (b007jnfb)

Raffles 20:00 WED (b007jnfb)

Raffles 01:00 THU (b007jnfb)

Raffles 06:00 THU (b007jnfw)

Raffles 13:00 THU (b007jnfw)

Raffles 20:00 THU (b007jnfw)

Raffles 01:00 FRI (b007jnfw)

Raffles 06:00 FRI (b007jngf)

Raffles 13:00 FRI (b007jngf)

Raffles 20:00 FRI (b007jngf)

Report On The Barnhouse Effect by Kurt Vonnegut 18:30 FRI (b0085hqx)

Roald Dahl 18:00 FRI (b041ym4c)

Robert Barr - Galbraith and the King of Diamonds 11:15 TUE (b041y015)

Robert Barr - Galbraith and the King of Diamonds 21:15 TUE (b041y015)

Robert Barr - Galbraith and the King of Diamonds 04:15 WED (b041y015)

Robert Barr - Galbraith and the King of Diamonds 11:15 WED (b041y956)

Robert Barr - Galbraith and the King of Diamonds 21:15 WED (b041y956)

Robert Barr - Galbraith and the King of Diamonds 04:15 THU (b041y956)

Robert Barr - Galbraith and the King of Diamonds 11:15 THU (b041ycyn)

Robert Barr - Galbraith and the King of Diamonds 21:15 THU (b041ycyn)

Robert Barr - Galbraith and the King of Diamonds 04:15 FRI (b041ycyn)

Robert Barr - Galbraith and the King of Diamonds 11:15 FRI (b041yksc)

Robert Barr - Galbraith and the King of Diamonds 21:15 FRI (b041yksc)

Rose Tremain 11:00 THU (b0081vlk)

Rose Tremain 21:00 THU (b0081vlk)

Rose Tremain 04:00 FRI (b0081vlk)

Rose Tremain 11:00 FRI (b007md6s)

Rose Tremain 21:00 FRI (b007md6s)

Second Holmes 05:00 SAT (b015frk0)

Second Holmes 17:00 FRI (b015qy32)

Second Thoughts 17:00 TUE (b007jx1p)

Second Thoughts 05:00 WED (b007jx1p)

Shelagh Delaney - Out of the Pirate's Playhouse 04:15 SAT (b0076d28)

Smelling of Roses 05:30 SAT (b00d4qky)

Smelling of Roses 07:00 FRI (b00d8yxr)

Smelling of Roses 17:30 FRI (b00d8yxr)

So Wrong It's Right 22:30 TUE (b00sm8kq)

Spike Milligan - I Like Spike 11:00 SUN (b00yy78f)

Spike Milligan - I Like Spike 19:00 SUN (b00yy78f)

Spike Milligan - I Like Spike 02:00 MON (b00yy78f)

Steptoe and Son 08:00 FRI (b007jn7v)

Steptoe and Son 12:00 FRI (b007jn7v)

Steptoe and Son 19:00 FRI (b007jn7v)

Steven Appleby's Normal Life 23:30 SUN (b00807sc)

Street and Lane 09:30 TUE (b00vt5ry)

Street and Lane 02:30 WED (b00vt5ry)

Susan Calman Is Convicted 07:30 WED (b0418p7r)

Susan Calman Is Convicted 22:00 WED (b0418p7r)

Take It From Here 08:30 THU (b014qxmk)

Take It From Here 12:30 THU (b014qxmk)

Take It From Here 19:30 THU (b014qxmk)

That Mitchell and Webb Sound 23:10 FRI (b00mr4w3)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 MON (b041vdwj)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 TUE (b041y11v)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 WED (b041y9dr)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 THU (b041ydjj)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 FRI (b041ylqg)

The Attractive Young Rabbi 07:00 WED (b007k3l9)

The Attractive Young Rabbi 17:30 WED (b007k3l9)

The Attractive Young Rabbi 05:30 THU (b007k3l9)

The Castle 23:00 SUN (b00t28d6)

The Goon Show 08:00 TUE (b007jnm5)

The Goon Show 12:00 TUE (b007jnm5)

The Goon Show 19:00 TUE (b007jnm5)

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy 18:00 SAT (b007jm3n)

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy 00:00 SUN (b007jm3n)

The Little World of Don Camillo 07:00 THU (b00t9xp6)

The Little World of Don Camillo 17:30 THU (b00t9xp6)

The Little World of Don Camillo 05:30 FRI (b00t9xp6)

The Marx Brothers' Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel 08:30 TUE (b00f9y6d)

The Marx Brothers' Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel 12:30 TUE (b00f9y6d)

The Marx Brothers' Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel 19:30 TUE (b00f9y6d)

The Masterson Inheritance 23:30 SAT (b007jstr)

The Mitch Benn Music Show 07:00 TUE (b007s5g7)

The Mitch Benn Music Show 17:30 TUE (b007s5g7)

The Mitch Benn Music Show 05:30 WED (b007s5g7)

The Navy Lark 08:30 MON (b007jvk6)

The Navy Lark 12:30 MON (b007jvk6)

The Navy Lark 19:30 MON (b007jvk6)

The Nick Revell Show 23:00 THU (b007jp6w)

The Now Show 23:00 MON (b0418x6g)

The Now Show 09:00 TUE (b0418x6g)

The Now Show 02:00 WED (b0418x6g)

The Price of Fear 18:00 SUN (b007jnhf)

The Price of Fear 00:00 MON (b007jnhf)

The Radio Ballads 08:00 SAT (b01gkh6s)

The Radio Ballads 15:00 SAT (b01gkh6s)

The Radio Ballads 01:00 SUN (b01gkh6s)

The Shuttleworths 23:30 TUE (b007jp7x)

The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter 08:30 FRI (b007jx9k)

The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter 12:30 FRI (b007jx9k)

The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter 19:30 FRI (b007jx9k)

The Unbelievable Truth 07:30 MON (b0415hbl)

The Unbelievable Truth 22:00 MON (b0415hbl)

The Young Postmen 09:00 THU (b00ftk3n)

The Young Postmen 02:00 FRI (b00ftk3n)

Think the Unthinkable 23:30 THU (b00cttcm)

Thomas Hardy - Tess of the D'Urbervilles 10:00 MON (b007jl9f)

Thomas Hardy - Tess of the D'Urbervilles 15:00 MON (b007jl9f)

Thomas Hardy - Tess of the D'Urbervilles 03:00 TUE (b007jl9f)

Thomas Hardy - Tess of the D'Urbervilles 10:00 TUE (b007jl9t)

Thomas Hardy - Tess of the D'Urbervilles 15:00 TUE (b007jl9t)

Thomas Hardy - Tess of the D'Urbervilles 03:00 WED (b007jl9t)

Thomas Hardy - Tess of the D'Urbervilles 10:00 WED (b007rpxy)

Thomas Hardy - Tess of the D'Urbervilles 15:00 WED (b007rpxy)

Thomas Hardy - Tess of the D'Urbervilles 03:00 THU (b007rpxy)

Thomas Hardy - Tess of the D'Urbervilles 10:00 THU (b007rsyv)

Thomas Hardy - Tess of the D'Urbervilles 15:00 THU (b007rsyv)

Thomas Hardy - Tess of the D'Urbervilles 03:00 FRI (b007rsyv)

Tim FitzHigham: The Gambler 17:30 SAT (b0414qv8)

Tim FitzHigham: The Gambler 05:30 SUN (b0414qv8)

Tim FitzHigham: The Gambler 07:30 FRI (b041vcqw)

Tim FitzHigham: The Gambler 22:00 FRI (b041vcqw)

Tina C 22:45 SAT (b00771m2)

To the Manor Born 08:30 SUN (b007n1wj)

To the Manor Born 15:30 SUN (b007n1wj)

To the Manor Born 20:30 SUN (b007n1wj)

Two Coconut Shells, a Blow Lamp and a Raspberry 11:30 SUN (b0081r61)

Two Coconut Shells, a Blow Lamp and a Raspberry 19:30 SUN (b0081r61)

Two Coconut Shells, a Blow Lamp and a Raspberry 02:30 MON (b0081r61)

Where Angels Fear to Tread 14:00 MON (b007k2cz)

Where Angels Fear to Tread 14:00 TUE (b007k2fd)

Where Angels Fear to Tread 14:00 WED (b007jrw4)

Where Angels Fear to Tread 14:00 THU (b007jrwl)

Where Angels Fear to Tread 14:00 FRI (b007jrx0)

Why, Robot? 18:00 MON (b01n6yng)

Why, Robot? 00:00 TUE (b01n6yng)

Why, Robot? 18:00 TUE (b01n70cl)

Why, Robot? 00:00 WED (b01n70cl)

Why, Robot? 18:00 WED (b01n7jpx)

Why, Robot? 00:00 THU (b01n7jpx)