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SATURDAY 17 MAY 2014

SAT 00:00 Jane Austen (b0076gzw)
Mansfield Park

Episode 5

Sir Thomas returns to Mansfield Park to find the house in disarray. Stars Felicity Jones, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tim Pigott-Smith and David Tennant.


SAT 00:15 A Short History of Ireland (b007tc4f)
Is Them'uns Bate?; The Belfast Riots of 1886

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


SAT 00:30 The Paradoxes of Mr Pond (b0133lv0)
The Terrible Troubadour

Another GK Chesterton mystery - 'In nature you must go very low to find things that go so high'. Concluded by Martin Jarvis.


SAT 00:45 Book of the Week (b00kvg9j)
Claire Harman - Jane's Fame

Episode 5

Alice Krige reads from Claire Harman's exploration of Jane Austen's rise to pre-eminence from humble family scribblings to Hollywood movies.

The use of Jane Austen's name knows no generic boundaries. At the beginning of the 21st century we are witness to the spectacle of the young woman who happily limited her scope to 'three or four families in a country village' being marketed as a global brand.

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.


SAT 01:00 Act Your Age (b00qvm9f)
Series 2

Episode 6

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, Lucy Porter and Roy Walker are joined by Hills Barker and Cannon and Ball.

Producers: Ashley Blaker and Bill Matthews.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2010.


SAT 01:30 Humphrey Lyttelton - Play As I Please (b01g6khg)
Leaving Home

Humphrey Lyttelton tells June Knox-Mawer about life at a steelworks and heading to war - with his trumpet. From December 1993.


SAT 02:00 Edith Wharton - The Age of Innocence (b00899j7)
Episode 5

Ellen Olenska returns, and socialite Newland rushes to tell her his big decision. Stars Andrew Wincott and Susanne Bertish.


SAT 02:30 The People's Palace (b0076lt4)
4 Extra Debut. London's vast Crystal Palace put the world under glass for amazed visitors. Michael Rosen revisits its glorious past. From June 2004.


SAT 03:00 Classic Serial (b00m8pvn)
Thomas Hardy - Two on a Tower

Episode 2

Dramatisation by Jon Sen of Thomas Hardy's tragic tale of star-crossed lovers in the West Country.

Viviette and Swithin have married in secret, but chance and convention conspire against them and painful sacrifices have to be made.

Lady Constantine ...... Maggie O'Neill
Swithin St Cleeve ...... Blake Ritson
Parson Torkingham ...... Conrad Nelson
Tabitha Lark ...... Amy Humphreys
Fellows ...... Stephen Tomlin
Louis ...... Richard Heap
Bishop Helmsdale ...... Russell Dixon
Joshua ...... Carter Thomas

Directed by Stefan Escreet.


SAT 04:00 Martin Sorrell - Accrington Stanley (b010tbkm)
Not the football club, but a one-legged, partially sighted wheeler-dealer from Lancashire. Bernard Cribbins tells the tale. From January 1995.


SAT 04:15 James Follett - The Twisted Image (b007mf16)
Two police officers discover the body of a local businessman's wife in the boot of his Rolls-Royce, stolen from outside his shop in the new town centre.

It should be an open and shut case - only the new town centre won't be built for another five years...

James Follett's futuristic whodunit stars Douglas Blackwell as Detective Inspector Simmonds, Joan Matheson as Mrs Francis and Peter Wickham as Detective Sergeant Colt

Producer: Margaret Etall

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1977.


SAT 05:00 Second Holmes (b0169ljq)
The Case of the Neglected Farm

The grandsons of Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson go to Dorset, where a wife is in danger.

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, Steve Hodson as Tom Wigley, Hugh Dickson as the Vicar, Fiona Walker as Sarah Callington, Ronald Baddiley as Bob Swannock and Alexandra Mathie as Kate Wigley.

Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1983.


SAT 05:30 Smelling of Roses (b00dh89p)
Series 3

Leading A Merry Dance

Rosie's no expert on Russian folk music but when she's asked to promote The Gulbekistan Dance Ensemble, she's sure she'll be equal to the challenge...

Another assignment for Rosie Burns and the event management company, where the clients are only part of the problem...

Written by Simon Brett.

Rosie ..... Prunella Scales
Jo ..... Rebecca Callard
Bob ..... Duncan Preston
Tess ..... Annette Badland
Robert ..... Simon Trinder
Leonid ..... Chris Emmett
Ludmilla ..... Lorelei King

Producer: Maria Esposito

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2002.


SAT 06:00 Alick Rowe - Operation Lightning Pegasus (b007k3cx)
Comic spin on what really happened inside the wooden horse during the siege of Troy. Stars Timothy West and Joy Harrison.


SAT 07:30 Paint It Black (b007jxq4)
"Henry Moore would have given his hind teeth to have created something like this."

Felicity Finch accompanies a group of cave artists as they brave the dark and claustrophobic atmosphere of tunnels and the magnificence of gigantic chambers deep beneath the earth's surface in their quest to paint the underground world.

Producer: Sarah Taylor

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2002.


SAT 08:00 Archive on 4 (b00mtnq7)
Self on Ballard

The writer Will Self, who came to know J.G. Ballard well in his final years, journeys upriver through the life and imagination of the seer of Shepperton. From his suburban anonymity, Ballard charted the realms of innerspace and the madness of the modern world with a cool eye and visionary prose. Written & presented by Will Self. With readings by Anna Massey.

Producer: Mark Burman.


SAT 09:00 Comedy Controller (b01ngpkl)
Alexei Sayle

Alexei Sayle, the original alternative stand-up comedian, actor and writer chooses his favourite comedies from the BBC radio archive.

Alexei takes us back to his Liverpool childhood and Sunday lunchtime listening in Round the Horne (1965). There's more illicit childhood listening in I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (1966) starring Tim Brooke-Taylor, John Cleese, Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie. Alexi's admiration of rule breakers guides his next choices, the logic defying The Burkiss Way (1980) and the news shattering On the Hour (1992), the original radio home of Alan Partridge.

The idea of making something seem so real but twisting it deviously has always appealed to Alexei, and is at the core of the award-winning spoof radio phone in show, Down the Line (2007), starring Paul Whitehouse and Charlie Higson. Alexei's final choice finds him interrogating one of his best friends in comedy, the comedian Lenny Henry in Chain Reaction (2005). But did one of comedy's great talkers allow Lenny to get a word in edgeways?


SAT 12:00 The Treehouse (Omnibus) (b043wb29)
Clare returns to her childhood home in Ulverston 19 years after her brother Mark's tragic death. Expecting to put the past behind her, she's shocked to discover the treehouse where it all happened is still there.

What she does causes panic among his remaining friends and the truth of what happened the night that Mark fell to his death finally emerges...

Omnibus of Zosia Wand's psychological thriller about the devastating impact of the death of a teenager on his remaining friends.

Clare.....Joanne Mitchell
Mark.....William Ash
Guy.....Jason Done
Divvie.....Lee Ingleby
India.....Emma Cunniffe
Julie.....Lyndsey Marshal

Director: Nadia Molinari

Originally broadcast in 5-parts on BBC Radio 4 in 2014.


SAT 13:15 In the Psychiatrist's Chair (b007519z)
Marjorie Wallace

The award-winning campaigning journalist and chief executive of SANE tells Dr Anthony Clare about her major influences. From 1997.

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.


SAT 14:00 The Navy Lark (b007jn8n)
Series 13

Friday the 13th

The day proves unlucky for the superstitious crew aboard HMS Troutbridge.

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 Rita, Tenniel Evans as the Admiral and Michael Bates as the Lieutenant.

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 First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in June 1972.


SAT 14:30 Albert and Me (b007jsgr)
Series 1

Mind That Baby

Single dad Bryan gets wrapped in red tape at the benefits office.

Stars Richard Beckinsale as Bryan Archer, Pat Coombs as Mum/Albert and John Comer as Dad. With Dilys Laye as the Welfare Lady/Mrs Featherstone-Haugh.

Written by Jim Eldridge.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in November 1977.


SAT 15:00 Archive on 4 (b00mtnq7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SAT 16:00 Alick Rowe - Operation Lightning Pegasus (b007k3cx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 Bird Island (b042z66l)
Series 2

Episode 2

Young scientist Ben tests out a new coat, suitable for the cold climate in Antarctica.

Meanwhile Jane celebrates her birthday.

Ben ...... Reece Shearsmith
Graham ...... Julian Rhind-Tutt
Shanghai Solitaire Voice ...... Julian Rhind-Tutt
Jane ...... Katy Wix

Atmospheric comedy about a cheery scientist based in Sub-Antarctica by Katy Wix.

It’s Ben’s trip of a lifetime, but in a vast icy landscape with dodgy internet. Feeling lonely, he shares his thoughts via an audio 'log' on his dictaphone.

Graham is a fellow nerdy scientist so their exchanges are mumbled. Ben’s even more awkward around new arrival Jane, though he’s not entirely sure why.

Producer: Tilusha Ghelan

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2014.


SAT 17:45 Don't Start (b01mqqg1)
Series 2

The Toenail

What do long term partners really argue about? The sharp new comedy from Frank Skinner returns for a second series.

Well observed, clever and funny, Don't Start is a scripted comedy with a deceptively simple premise - an argument. Each week our couple fall out over another apparently trivial flashpoint - the Krankies, toenail trimming and semantics.

The stakes mount as Neil and Kim battle with words. But these are no ordinary arguments. The two outdo each other with increasingly absurd images, unexpected literary references (the Old Testament, Jack Spratt and the first Mrs Rochester, to name a few) and razor sharp analysis of their beloved's weaknesses. Underneath the cutting wit, however, there is an unmistakable tenderness.

Frank says:
"Having established in the first series that Neil and Kim are a childless academic couple who during their numerous arguments luxuriate in their own and each other's learning and wit, I've tried in the second series to dig a little deeper into their relationship. Love and affection occasionally splutter into view, like a Higgs boson in a big tunnel-thing, but can such emotions ever prevail in a relationship where the couple prefers to wear their brains, rather than their hearts, on their sleeves? Is that too much offal imagery?"

Episode 2: The Toenail
Frank's attempts at recycling strike Kim as an unhealthy obsession with death.

Produced and directed by Polly Thomas
Executive Producer: Jon Thoday
An Avalon production for BBC Radio 4.


SAT 18:00 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (b007jm5y)
The Secondary Phase

Fit The Eleventh

On Brontitall, Arthur meets an archaeologist, gets captured and learns all about the Shoe Event Horizon.

The Book ...... Peter Jones
Arthur Dent ...... Simon Jones
Ford Prefect ...... Geoffrey McGivern
Zaphod Beeblebrox ...... Mark Wing-Davey
Eddie ...... David Tate
Marvin ...... Stephen Moore
Bird Tw ...... John Baddeley
Lintilla ...... Rula Lenska
Hig Hurtenflurst ...... Mark Smith

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 January 1980.


SAT 18:30 Fear on 4 (b007jnt6)
Series 2

Soul Searching

Hospitals can be frightening enough, but even more so when a patient is asked to take part in a bizarre experiment.

The Man in Black sets the chilling scene...

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

Written by Martyn Wade

The Man in Black …. Edward de Souza
Mr Timmins …. Bernard Cribbins
Tom …. Shaun Prendergast
Oswald/2nd Surgeon …. Norman Bird
Sister …. Joan Walker
Night Nurse …. Rebecca Jones
1st Surgeon …. Steve Hodson

Producer: Martyn Wade

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1989.


SAT 19:00 Comedy Controller (b01ngpkl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 Innes Own World (b017px05)
Episode 4

Neil Innes invites you to join him inside his own mind for half an hour.

There are some stories of working with Monty Python, jingles for products you never thought you needed and a modest little song called Isn't It Great Being A Star?

It's the only show that promises to pluck the eyebrows of intelligence with the sugar tongs of fact.

Script Editor: John Dowie

Producer: Claire Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2003.


SAT 22:30 The Jason Byrne Show (b01p03v9)
Series 3

Ever Been Proposed to in a Pub?

Award-winning comedian Jason Byrne muses on the merits of matrimony.

Stand up and sketches with Laurence Howarth and Daisy Haggard.

Producer: Julia McKenzie

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in October 2010.


SAT 23:00 Bussmann and Quantick Kingsize (b00757wk)
Episode 1

A five pound deal of sketches, monologues and weird soup.

Originally broadcast LIVE from London's exclusive Imperial Rooms, Mayfair.

Written and performed by Jane Bussmann and David Quantick.

Featuring:

Peter Serafinowicz
Emma Clarke
Steve Brody.

Producer: Phil Bowker.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1998.


SAT 23:30 The Masterson Inheritance (b007jsy1)
Series 1

The Mastersons Lose Everything

London 1890. Auberon Masterson is the epitome of decadence, but will his unsavoury habits ruin the family?

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 18 MAY 2014

SUN 00:00 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (b007jm5y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 00:30 Fear on 4 (b007jnt6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 Archive on 4 (b00mtnq7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:00 The Treehouse (Omnibus) (b043wb29)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 on Saturday]


SUN 03:15 In the Psychiatrist's Chair (b007519z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:15 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 Alick Rowe - Operation Lightning Pegasus (b007k3cx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 Bird Island (b042z66l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:30 on Saturday]


SUN 05:45 Don't Start (b01mqqg1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:45 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 Jane Austen (b043whw2)
Mansfield Park

Omnibus, part 1

Made for 4 Extra. Young Fanny Price goes to live with her rich aunt and uncle. Stars Felicity Jones, Benedict Cumberbatch and David Tennant.


SUN 07:15 Key Matters (b00bbdm8)
Series 1

E Flat Major

Ivan Hewett explores how different musical keys seem to have distinct characteristics and create specific moods.

He looks at the key E flat major.


SUN 07:30 Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! (b00plzyg)
Series 5

Yes Count Arthur

Outraged by an optician's dispute, Arthur seeks high office in the council elections. Stars Steve Delaney. From January 2010.


SUN 08:00 Beyond Our Ken (b008vczs)
Kenneth Horne tells all about a film premiere, and Hornerama investigates shipping. With Kenneth Williams. From June 1959.


SUN 08:30 The Men from the Ministry (b0085hmk)
The Desk Job

Can the bungling bureaucrats manage to sell off the old office furniture?

A weekly tribute to all those who work in government departments.

Stars Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler. With Norma Ronald, Ronald Baddiley and John Graham.

Written by Edward Taylor and John Graham.

'The Men from the Ministry' ran for 14 series between 1962 and 1977. Deryck Guyler replaced Wilfrid Hyde-White from 1966. Sadly many episodes didn't survive in the archive, however the BBC's Transcription Service re-recorded 14 shows in 1980 - never broadcast in the UK, until the arrival of BBC Radio 4 Extra.

Producer: Edward Taylor

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 4 in August 1972.


SUN 09:00 Gillian Cross - The Demon Headmaster (b00rq0t6)
Episode 3

A computer competition isn't quite what it seems. Adaptation of Gillian Cross's book with Lucy Speed and Edward de Souza.


SUN 09:30 Alf Proysen - Mrs Pepperpot (b00pbtvj)
Episode 3

The incredible shrinking woman's sister arrives with a very handy handbag. Based on Alf Proysen's books. Stars Alison Steadman.


SUN 10:00 The Reunion (b007yp4g)
NME Writers

Sue MacGregor presents the series which reunites a group of people intimately involved in a moment of modern history.

This programme features former staff from the New Musical Express, who recall the heady days of the late 1970s when the magazine spearheaded a new style of writing consisting of pithy, intelligent commentary about life, ideas, pop and youth culture.


SUN 10:45 Love Stories (b01mm3c5)
Room Service

By Jojo Moyes. A surprise weekend away after 14 years of marriage. Series of stories by bestselling romantic novelists. Read by Doon MacKichan.


SUN 11:00 This American Life (b043wwq4)
Show Me the Way

Stories about people in trouble, who look for help in mystifying places. A 15-year-old boy travels more than 1,000 miles, alone, to seek out his hero, whom he's never met. And from Wiretap, Jonathan Goldstein and David Rakoff tell the story of a man with a terrible medical problem, hoping for a cure from a famous doctor - who only communicates in rhyme.

US public radio show from 2012.

Weaving interviews, stories, and music, This American Life takes us on an intense weekly journey into the lives of ordinary and extraordinary people and situations.

One of the great speech radio successes of recent years from Ira Glass and his team at Chicago Public Media.


SUN 12:00 Jane Austen (b043whw2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SUN 13:15 Key Matters (b00bbdm8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today]


SUN 13:30 Miss Marple (b00rz7b2)
Sleeping Murder

Amateur sleuth Jane Marple must solve the mystery surrounding a young woman's terrifying childhood memory - before the murderer is provoked to strike again.

Published posthumously in 1976 but set in the 1930s, Agatha Christie's whodunit stars June Whitfield as Miss Marple.

Miss Marple …. June Whitfield
Dr James Kennedy …. Julian Glover
Gwenda Reed …. Beth Chalmers
Giles Reed …. Carl Prekopp
Mrs Hengrave …. Hilda Schroder
Edith …. Joan Littlewood
Richard Erskine …. Derek Waring
Aunt Alison …. Carolyn Pickles
Walter Fane …. Ioan Meredith
Jackie Afflick …. Michael N Harbour
Inspector Last …. Ewan Bailey

Dramatised by Michael Bakewell.

Director: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2001.


SUN 15:00 Beyond Our Ken (b008vczs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 15:30 The Men from the Ministry (b0085hmk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 16:00 Mel's Mix: The Best of The 4 O'Clock Show (b043wwsn)
Mel Giedroyc picks the best bits from her 4 O'Clock Shows of the past week.


SUN 17:00 Gillian Cross - The Demon Headmaster (b00rq0t6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SUN 17:30 Alf Proysen - Mrs Pepperpot (b00pbtvj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


SUN 18:00 The Price of Fear (b007jmty)
Not Wanted on the Voyage

Horror legend Vincent Price introduces a tale of the despotic Henrietta Forsythe's sway over her secretary and new husband.

Stars Margaret Courtenay as Henriette Forsythe, Sandor Eles as Carlos Mendoza, Henry Stamper as The Captain and Sheila Grant as Evelyn.

Scripted by William Ingram.

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1983.


SUN 18:30 Bradbury 13 (b0131yvj)
The Man

Captain Hart is upset with his welcome when he lands on a planet. Ray Bradbury's tale set in space stars Max Golightly.


SUN 19:00 This American Life (b043wwq4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 20:00 Beyond Our Ken (b008vczs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 20:30 The Men from the Ministry (b0085hmk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 21:00 The Reunion (b007yp4g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


SUN 21:45 Love Stories (b01mm3c5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today]


SUN 22:00 Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! (b00plzyg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 22:30 Beautiful Dreamers (b00vhgsh)
The Symphony for all Creation

By James Lever and Nat Segnit.

In this series documentary maker Nat Segnit investigates the untold stories of visionary mavericks including; the creator of the first animal orchestra; a billionaire planning to freefall from space; an ex-con New York junkie bridge jumper; the first swimmer of the River Europe and the 'Jonahs' who offer themselves to be swallowed by whales.

This week Nat explores the life and work of Artur Mistek, founder of Musica Zoologika. With contributions from Charlie Higson, Toby Jones, Eleanor Bron, Peter Marinker and Zeb Soanes.

Music by David Pickvance
Produced by Steven Canny and Sasha Yevtushenko

Nat Segnit's short stories and journalism have appeared in The Times and The Independent on Sunday. For Radio 4 he has written Dolphin Therapy and Strangers on Trains.

James Lever is author of the best-selling Me Cheeta, which Lynne Truss loved so much she said, "It will subtly change forever the way we think not only about Hollywood but also about our own species" (The Sunday Times).


SUN 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b045jtt4)
The best in contemporary comedy. Tonight, Arthur Smith helps out Abandoman with some new music.


SUN 23:00 The Castle (b00tbcdp)
Series 3

Four Wiseguys and a Funeral

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, when some gangsters from De Warenne's past pay a little visit, Henry becomes a made man and Charlotte becomes an unmade woman. Plus a clever sting and a souped-up getaway sheep.

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 (b007jn0b)
Series 1

Normal Science

Cartoonist Steven sets out to prove that science will eventually make the natural world, humans included, entirely redundant.

Starring Mark Perry as cartoonist Steven Appleby who takes an abnormal look at everyday life.

Steven ...... Paul McCrink
Mum ...... Rosalind Paul
Lauren Maroon ...... Rachel Atkins
Mr Two ...... Ewan Bailey
Dad ...... Nigel Betts

Written by Steven Appleby

Producer: Toby Swift

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2001.


SUN 23:45 Jelly Mountain (b00fkp5z)
Episode 3

A visit to the circus heralds arcane amusements. Songs and stories from Ivor Cutler, with Craig Murray-Orr. From May 1996.



MONDAY 19 MAY 2014

MON 00:00 The Price of Fear (b007jmty)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 00:30 Bradbury 13 (b0131yvj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 The Reunion (b007yp4g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


MON 01:45 Love Stories (b01mm3c5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]


MON 02:00 Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! (b00plzyg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Sunday]


MON 02:30 Beyond Our Ken (b008vczs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Sunday]


MON 03:00 The Men from the Ministry (b0085hmk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 on Sunday]


MON 03:30 Miss Marple (b00rz7b2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:30 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Gillian Cross - The Demon Headmaster (b00rq0t6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 Alf Proysen - Mrs Pepperpot (b00pbtvj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 Edith Wharton - The Age of Innocence (b00899j8)
Episode 6

Newland finds his secret assignation with Ellen replaced with something more formal and final. Stars Andrew Wincott.


MON 06:30 Video Killed the Musician (b00770qj)
From rock to rap, Harry Allen meets the founders, watchers and critics of MTV, the 24-hour music channel launched in 1981. From October 2006.


MON 07:00 Double Science (b013qzgj)
Bonfire Night

Awesome fireworks are promised, but Colin and Kenneth's party doesn't go to plan.

The turmoil continues at Forresters Sixth Form College.

Written by and starring Ben Willbond and Justin Edwards.

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

Producer: Adam Bromley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2008.


MON 07:30 The Unbelievable Truth (b042zcqt)
Series 13

Episode 6

David Mitchell hosts the panel game in which four comedians are encouraged to tell lies and compete against one another to see how many items of truth they're able to smuggle past their opponents. Tony Hawks, Susan Calman, Phill Jupitus and Miles Jupp are the panellists obliged to talk with deliberate inaccuracy on subjects as varied as: School, Bears, Underwear and Bottles.

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 (b01mxtj8)
From 03/02/1985

Les Dawson pays tribute to a sheep-headed publican and Cosmo Smallpiece looks at holidays.

With Daphne Oxenford, Eli Woods and Colin Edwynn.

Music by Brian Fitzgerald.

Scripted and produced by James Casey.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in February 1985.


MON 08:30 The Navy Lark (b007jncb)
Series 13

The New NAAFI

Pertwee's potent beer sparks an explosive opening ceremony aboard HMS Troutbridge.

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 Myrtle, Tenniel Evans as the Nunkyl and Michael Bates as the Professor.

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 BBC Radio 2 in June 1972.


MON 09:00 When the Dog Dies (b013229w)
Series 2

Temptation

Ronnie Corbett reunites with the writers of his hit TV comedy 'Sorry', Ian Davidson and Peter Vincent, in the second series of their Radio 4 sitcom.

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

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

Episode Three - Temptation
Generous Sandy splashes out just a little - with his sponsorship of son-in-law Blake's noble efforts in a charity marathon. Too late, he discovers he's splashed out a whole lot. But the promise is signed, his generosity even announced on the net. Is there a way round this? Listeners should have a pencil and paper handy.

Cast:
Sandy ..... Ronnie Corbett
Dolores ..... Liza Tarbuck
Mrs Pompom ..... Sally Grace
Ellie ..... Tilly Vosburgh
Blake ..... Jonathan Aris
Damon ..... Stephen Critchlow

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


MON 09:30 Life: An Idiot's Guide (b043xdf0)
Series 3

Breaking Up

Stephen K Amos is joined by comedians Susan Murray, Tom Craine and Josie Long to present a guide to breaking up.


MON 10:00 Inspector Resnick (b043x37n)
Cutting Edge

Episode 1

When a young house doctor is attacked on a deserted hospital walkway, the clues seem to lead nowhere for DI Charlie Resnick.

Tom Georgeson stars as jazz-loving Detective Inspector Charlie Resnick in John Harvey's 3-part dramatisation of his own novel.

CAST:

DI Charlie Resnick .... Tom Georgeson
Millington .... Sean Baker
Lynn .... Kate Eaton
Dipak .... Paul Bazeley
Kevin .... Ben Porter
Silver .... Don McCorkindale
Carew .... Nicholas Boulton
Sarah .... Gillian Bevan
Karen .... Jane Whittenshaw
Dr Fletcher .... John Simm
Groves .... Peter Kenny
Debbie .... Colleen Prendergast
Mr Salt .... Denys Hawthorne
Jane .... Patience Tomlinson
Karl .... Adrian Scarborough
Helen .... Alice Arnold

Producer: David Hunter

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1996.


MON 11:00 Dylan Thomas (b043xdf2)
A Visit to America

4 Extra Debut. A frenzied roller coaster of hospitality. Poet Dylan Thomas relives an exhausting lecture tour. He died a month later. From 1953.


MON 11:15 Loose Ends (b043w51j)
Clive Anderson, Nick Frost, Francesca Martinez, Terry Deary, Heather O'Neill, Nikki Bedi, Lee Fields, The Handsome Family

Clive kicks off with the star of 'Spaced', 'Shaun of the Dead',' Hot Fuzz', and 'The World's End', actor, comedian and screenwriter Nick Frost. Mr Sloane is a touching love story about social misfits, Jeremy Sloane and Robin. Sloane is a recently separated middle-aged man, Robin a twentysomething American girl lost in Watford. While Sloane finds refuge in Gilbert and Sullivan, Robin yearns for the free-loving 70s. As a bonus, the incomparable Olivia Colman plays estranged wife Janet.

Clive chats to author Terry Deary, whose style of gory history has been popular with children since the early 1990s. Terry now brings his unique telling of history to adults with 'Dangerous Days on the Victorian Railways'; a concise and witty history of feuds, frauds, robberies, riots and dangerous drivers.

Nikki Bedi sings Lullabies for Little Criminals with author Heather O'Neill, whose new book 'The Girl who was Saturday Night' tells the story of Nouschka, the TV child star daughter of Quebec's most famous musician. A high school drop-out at sixteen and a Beauty Queen at nineteen, Nouschka's back in night school at twenty, with a documentary crew filming her life.

Clive joins the wobbly revolution with award-winning comedian Francesca Martinez, whose new book asks 'What The **** is Normal?! Diagnosed with cerebral palsy at the age of two, Francesca ponders what you do when you're labelled abnormal in a world obsessed with normality and what the **** do you do if you're, gasp... disabled? The wobbly revolution starts here!

With Music from Lee Fields, who performs 'Magnolia' from new album Emma Jean. And from The Handsome Family who perform Far From Any Road, soundtrack to the TV series 'True Detective', from their classic album Singing Bones.

Producer: Sukey Firth.


MON 12:00 Listen to Les (b01mxtj8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 The Navy Lark (b007jncb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 Edith Wharton - The Age of Innocence (b00899j8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 Video Killed the Musician (b00770qj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 Jane Austen (b0076h16)
Mansfield Park

Episode 6

A ball is held at Mansfield Park in honour of Fanny and her brother William. With Felicity Jones, Benedict Cumberbatch, James Callis and David Tennant.


MON 14:15 A Short History of Ireland (b007v0cw)
Belfast, an Imperial City; Committee Room 15

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


MON 14:30 Inspector Resnick (b00mb2qn)
Wasted Years

Episode 1

The jazz-loving cop sees parallels to the 1960s after a spate of armed robberies. Philip Jackson reads John Harvey's thriller.


MON 15:00 Inspector Resnick (b043x37n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b043xdr5)
Mel Giedroyc introduces more of the Top 50 stories from this year's 500 WORDS competition from the Radio 2 Breakfast Show. Plus, chapter one of Whizziwig by Malorie Blackman.


MON 17:00 Doctor Finlay: The Further Adventures of a Black Bag (b008m7by)
Series 1

The Match

Doctor Finlay is serving for a love match, but tensions rise over who will be his doubles partner...

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

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, Siobhan Redmond as Georgina McNab, Stella Gonet as Nurse Angus, Gordon Reid as John Angus and Jamie Glover as Dr Freddie Lawrence.

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 (b013qzgj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 18:00 When the Dog Dies (b013229w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 18:30 A Good Read (b043xdvq)
Simon Barnes and Chris Haskins

Tom Sutcliffe, Christopher Haskins and Simon Barnes discuss books by Richard Ford, Jan Morris and Stephen J Gould. From 1997.

The Sportswriter by Richard Ford
Publisher: Harville

Pax Brittanica by Jan Morris
Publisher: Penguin (paperback); Folio Society (hardback)

Wonderful Life by Stephen J Gould
Publisher: Penguin.


MON 19:00 Listen to Les (b01mxtj8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 The Navy Lark (b007jncb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 Edith Wharton - The Age of Innocence (b00899j8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 Video Killed the Musician (b00770qj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 Dylan Thomas (b043xdf2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:15 Loose Ends (b043w51j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


MON 22:00 The Unbelievable Truth (b042zcqt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 Life: An Idiot's Guide (b043xdf0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


MON 23:00 The Now Show (b04368fk)
Series 43

Episode 5

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present a comic take on the week's news. With Mitch Benn, Pippa Evans and David Quantick.

Written by the cast with additional material from Gareth Gwynn, Nadia Kamil and Bec Hill. Produced by Alexandra Smith.


MON 23:30 Dan and Nick: The Wildebeest Years (b00dbj12)
Tossed in Space

Dan and Nick serves up a salad family who are Tossed in Space, plus Robin Wood and The Archers abroad.

Comedy extravaganza written by and featuring Dan Freedman and Nick Romero.

With Richard Coles.

Music by the Gents.

Producer: Julian Mayers

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1998



TUESDAY 20 MAY 2014

TUE 00:00 Jane Austen (b0076h16)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:15 A Short History of Ireland (b007v0cw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 Inspector Resnick (b00mb2qn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 When the Dog Dies (b013229w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 A Good Read (b043xdvq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 Edith Wharton - The Age of Innocence (b00899j8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 Video Killed the Musician (b00770qj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 Inspector Resnick (b043x37n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 Dylan Thomas (b043xdf2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:15 Loose Ends (b043w51j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 Doctor Finlay: The Further Adventures of a Black Bag (b008m7by)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 Double Science (b013qzgj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 Nikolai Gogol - The Government Inspector (b00fvg6c)
Episode 1

A VIP visitor to a village is soon the target of love and gossip.

A two-part adaptation by Rene Basilico of Gogol's classic comedy - a picture of municipal 'sleaze' and corruption in 19th century Russia.

Stars Julian Rhind-Tutt as Khlestakov, Trevor Peacock as Osip, Bill Wallis as The Mayor and David Gant as The Judge.

Music by Max Harris.
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2002.


TUE 06:30 Dicing with Dragons (b0076mwd)
4 Extra Debut. Long before Peter Jackson made it respectable, teenage boys fought imaginary orcs and dragons. With writer Kim Newman celebrates. From August 2004.


TUE 07:00 The Mitch Benn Music Show (b007v1p5)
Series 1

Episode 4

The musical comedian presents his selection of some of the finest comic songs. With guest Phil Pope. From August 2005.


TUE 07:30 Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section (b042ztrc)
Series 3

Tom Basden

Stand-up Alex Horne and his band explore the theme of home and leisure through live music and comedy.

With songs about radiators, a pork pie and Wayne Rooney amongst others.

Band...Joe Auckland, Mark Brown, Will Collier, Ben Reynolds, Ed Sheldrake

With guest comedian Tom Basden.

Producer: Julia McKenzie

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2014.


TUE 08:00 The Goon Show (b009kmns)
Series 7

The Flea

Neddie Seagoon is Samuel Pepys - and he's facing trouble from a flea called Francoise.

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 December 1956.


TUE 08:30 The Marx Brothers' Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel (b008g2b9)
Series 3

Episode 4

Shady lawyer Waldorf T Flywheel edits a newspaper in Chicago.

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 Vincent Marzello.

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

Music arranged and conducted by David Firman.

Producer: Dirk Maggs

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1992.


TUE 09:00 Chain Reaction (b00tmtfp)
Series 6

Harry Shearer interviews Stephen Merchant

The new series of the tag team talk show continues as last week's guest, voice of The Simpsons, face of Derek Smalls and political satirist Harry Shearer takes the microphone to interview multi award-winning co-creator of The Office and Extras, and famously tall funny man Stephen Merchant.

Harry asks Stephen what its like to be part of a creative double act with Ricky Gervais, broadcasting radio from the bushes and sharing a hot tub with playboy bunnies.


TUE 09:30 The Now Show (b04368fk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 10:00 Inspector Resnick (b043x38k)
Cutting Edge

Episode 2

After another brutal attack, Detective Inspector Charlie Resnick is still looking for motives within the hospital

Tom Georgeson stars as jazz-loving Detective Inspector Charlie Resnick in John Harvey's 3-part dramatisation of his own novel.

CAST:

DI Charlie Resnick …. Tom Georgeson
Millington …. Sean Baker
Lynn …. Kate Eaton
Dipak …. Paul Bazeley
Kevin …. Ben Porter
Silver …. Don McCorkindale
Carew …. Nicholas Boulton
Sarah …. Gillian Bevan
Dr Fletcher …. John Simm
Groves …. Peter Kenny
Debbie …. Colleen Prendergast
Mr Salt …. Denys Hawthorne
Calvin …. Philip Weaver
Maura …. Stella Duffy
Pauline …. Zulema Dene
Student …. Roger May
Arthur …. George Parsons
Fenby …. John Hartley
William …. James Taylor
Delia …. Ann Beach
Helen …. Alice Arnol

Producer: David Hunter

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1996.


TUE 11:00 Dylan Thomas (b043xjy5)
Quite Early One Morning

4 Extra Debut. 'I walked through the streets like a stranger come out of the sea'. Dylan Thomas reads his work which grew into Under Milk Wood.


TUE 11:15 Drama (b00n8b3n)
Daniel Thurman - Those Hard to Reach Places

'Cleaner...only dirtier' is not how your average domestic cleaner describes themselves. But then Rita is anything but your average domestic cleaner as an unfortunate former mayor is about to discover in Daniel Thurman's sparkling comedy.

Fawcett ..... Geoffrey Whitehead
Mrs Randle ..... Anne Reid
Rita ..... Janet Dibley
Bus Driver ..... Piers Wehner
Phone voice ..... Emerald O'Hanrahan

Directed by Toby Swift.


TUE 12:00 The Goon Show (b009kmns)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 The Marx Brothers' Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel (b008g2b9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 Nikolai Gogol - The Government Inspector (b00fvg6c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 Dicing with Dragons (b0076mwd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 Jane Austen (b0076h1r)
Mansfield Park

Episode 7

Henry Crawford is determined to win Fanny's heart and hand. Stars Felicity Jones, James Callis and Julia McKenzie.


TUE 14:15 A Short History of Ireland (b007v202)
Keep Our Noble Kingdom Whole; The Second Home Rule Bill

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


TUE 14:30 Inspector Resnick (b00mbbfh)
Wasted Years

Episode 2

Detective Inspector Charlie Resnick's search for armed robbers gathers pace. But will they strike again? Philip Jackson reads John Harvey's thriller.


TUE 15:00 Inspector Resnick (b043x38k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b043xk8j)
Mel Giedroyc learns how to speak with a proper Shakespearean accent, and Dick and Dom explore the science of travel in How Dangerous Is Your Journey.


TUE 17:00 Up the Garden Path (b00803k9)
Series 2

Arrivals and Departures

Izzy has escaped from the clutches of the adulterous Michael and spent the past year on a teachers' exchange scheme in San Francisco, where she shared a flat with the adoring but unappealing Dick.

As they fly home, Izzy feels her life is more than usually up in the air.

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

Imelda Staunton stars as Izzy.

An 8-part radio sequel adapted from Sue Limb’s 1984 novel. The second of 3 series which ran from 1987 to 1993. Granada also adapted the series for ITV.

Izzy ...... Imelda Staunton
Dick ...... Mike Grady
Maria ...... Marty Cruickshan
Michael ...... Nicholas Le Prevost
Louise ...... Phyllida Nash
Aunt Vinny ...... Rosemary Martin
Charles ...... David Robb

Producer: Jonathan James-Moore

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1988.


TUE 17:30 The Mitch Benn Music Show (b007v1p5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 18:00 Chain Reaction (b00tmtfp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


TUE 18:30 That Reminds Me (b007jp1h)
Series 3

Sheila Steafel

Actress Sheila Steafel shares memories of her stage, film and TV career with an audience.

From 'drowning' for Michael Bentine and the unpredictability of Robert Morley to the perils of dancing topless!

Producer: Claire Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2001.


TUE 19:00 The Goon Show (b009kmns)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 The Marx Brothers' Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel (b008g2b9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 Nikolai Gogol - The Government Inspector (b00fvg6c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 Dicing with Dragons (b0076mwd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 Dylan Thomas (b043xjy5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 21:15 Drama (b00n8b3n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


TUE 22:00 Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section (b042ztrc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 The Music Teacher (b00sdcxq)
Series 1

Episode 3

Another week shut away in a tiny windowless practice room for music teacher Nigel Penny in this aural feast of a musical comedy written by and starring 2009 Writers' Guild Award winner Richie Webb. Featuring Vicki Pepperdine as Arts Centre Manager Belinda.

Episode 3 sees Nigel suffering his usual succession of bizarre pupils - an asthmatic flautist and a thrash metal guitarist proving particularly trying. And though Belinda is demanding to use his tiny room to hide booze from the Peruvian Pan Pipe band booked into the Arts Centre that evening, it's having to share his tiny room with an unwanted boorish guest that threatens to take the gloss off Nigel's already rubbish day.

Cast:
Nigel Penny ...... Richie Webb
Belinda ...... Vicki Pepperdine
Other roles by Dave Lamb, Jim North and Jess Robinson

Written by Richie Webb

Produced by Richie Webb
Directed by Nick Walker
A Top Dog production for BBC Radio 4.


TUE 22:45 Earls of the Court (b00r7lpz)
Crisis Management

Comedy drama series by Will Adamsdale and Stewart Wright about two Australians down on their luck in London.

Lloydie and Johnno need money fast to pay the rent, but will the contents of Lloydie's trusty backpack be enough to save the day?

Lloydie ...... Stewart Wright
Johnno ...... Will Adamsdale

Directed by Sasha Yevtushenko.


TUE 23:00 Ectoplasm (b007vgvc)
The Curse of Tutancommon

Lord Zimbabwe travels back to Ancient Egypt to uncover the mystery of the tackiest of the Pharoahs whose untimely death has unleashed an evil curse.

Dan Freedman and Nick Romero’s four-part comedy about the exploits of Lord Zimbabwe, occultist and adventurer.

Lord Zimbabwe ...... Nick Romero
Dr Lilac ...... Dan Freedman
Theremin ...... Peter Donaldson
Professor Cockcroft ...... Sophie Aldred

Other parts played by the cast.

Producer: Helen Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2000.


TUE 23:30 2000 Years of Radio (b007jng1)
Series 1

Crusade Roadshow

Join DJ Steve in the Afternoon on his AD 1200 Christian Crusade Roadshow as he gathers up an army of children and the plague-ridden to find salvation and a suntan in the Holy Land.

Six-part series that taps into the radio archive of a bygone age.

Written and performed by Marcus Brigstocke, Claire Downes, Stuart Lane, Al Holloway, Danny Robbins and Dan Tetsell.

Producers: Paul Dodgson & Sean Grundy

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2000.


TUE 23:45 Gus Murdoch's Sacred Cows (b00fcbgm)
1. Pubs

Is the concept of the pub is dead?

Incisive reporter Gus Murdoch investigates Britain's public houses.

Written by and starring Stephen Carlin.

With:

Rachel Atkins
Christopher Douglas
Chris Pavlo
Renton Skinner
Dan Tetsall

Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in November 2008.



WEDNESDAY 21 MAY 2014

WED 00:00 Jane Austen (b0076h1r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:15 A Short History of Ireland (b007v202)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 Inspector Resnick (b00mbbfh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 Chain Reaction (b00tmtfp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 That Reminds Me (b007jp1h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 Nikolai Gogol - The Government Inspector (b00fvg6c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 02:30 Dicing with Dragons (b0076mwd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 Inspector Resnick (b043x38k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 Dylan Thomas (b043xjy5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:15 Drama (b00n8b3n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 Up the Garden Path (b00803k9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 The Mitch Benn Music Show (b007v1p5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 Nikolai Gogol - The Government Inspector (b00fvg6f)
Episode 2

The "Inspector" becomes plied with cash and love.

A two-part adaptation by Rene Basilico of Gogol's classic comedy - a picture of municipal 'sleaze' and corruption in 19th century Russia.

Stars Julian Rhind-Tutt as Khlestakov, Trevor Peacock as Osip, Bill Wallis as The Mayor and David Gant as The Judge.

Music by Max Harris.
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2002.


WED 06:30 Classic Toys (b0075fz2)
What makes Lego more popular than ordinary building blocks?

Why was Sindy taken off the market?

Emma Freud delves into her toy cupboard to discover which playthings have stood the test of time and why.

Producer: Penelope Gibbs.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1998.


WED 07:00 The Attractive Young Rabbi (b00cfgxs)
Series 3

A Very Nice Girl

A difficult and testing time as Rabbi Abraham struggles after his collapse and Rabbi Su meets a hospital doctor.

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
Rabbi Gerald Nathan ...... Kerry Shale
Dr Mark Gluckstein ...... Ben Crowe

Music: Max Harris.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2002.


WED 07:30 Isy Suttie's Love Letters (b0435hrn)
Series 2

The Crank

Isy Suttie recounts the tale of the Crank, a Matlock oddball who Isy's mother has roped into helping Isy study the Welsh language. Along the way, Isy picks up a bit of morse code.

Isy Suttie's Sony Award Winning show, recounting a series of love stories affecting people she's known throughout her life, told partly through song.

Sometimes Isy has merely observed other people's love lives; quite often she's intervened, changing the action dramatically - for better or worse. Intertwined within these stories are related real life anecdotes from Isy's own, often disastrous, love life.

With her multi-character and vocal skills, and accompanied by her guitar, Isy creates a hilarious and deeply moving world, sharing with us her lessons in life and love.

"A voice you want to swim in" The Independent

Producer: Lyndsay Fenner.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2014.


WED 08:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jph6)
Series 6

The Gourmet

The lad thinks he's a connoisseur of food, so Sid enters him in an eating competition.

Starring Tony Hancock.

With Sidney James, Bill Kerr, Warren Mitchell and Hugh Morton.

Special guest star: BBC sports commentator, Ray Glendenning.

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 (b007jzwr)
Series 1

Where There's a Will

With a trip to hospital looming, single dad Bryan must make contingency plans.

Stars Richard Beckinsale as Bryan Archer, Pat Coombs as Mum/Albert and John Comer as Dad. With John Arnatt as the Bank Manager.

Written by Jim Eldridge.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in December 1977.


WED 09:00 Legal, Decent, Honest and Truthful (b00cc0qv)
Series 1

Episode 6

Angry Ken Handley looks set to quit the ad agency. Stars Martin Jarvis, Sheila Stefael and Wendy Richard. From February 1982.


WED 09:30 1835 (b0129v0m)
Haircut Sir?

Aristocrat Belport and his servant Ned join the police force, and are called upon to solve some murders in the city of London.

But first, to meet police regulations, they must both have hair cut:s - and as luck would have it, there's a barber's on Fleet Street, run by a Mr Sweeney Todd...

Comic saga of an aristocrat and his servant who struggle to find things to do in the mid- 1830s.

Belport ...... Paul Rider
Ned ...... Jason Done
Peel ...... Roy Barraclough
Trollope ...... Simon Greenall
Sweeney Todd ...... Jonathan Keeble

Written and directed at BBC Manchester by Jim Poyser.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2004.


WED 10:00 Inspector Resnick (b043x39r)
Cutting Edge

Episode 3

The brutal death of a ward sister intensifies DI Charlie Resnick's search for the hospital assailant.

Tom Georgeson stars as jazz-loving Detective Inspector Charlie Resnick in John Harvey's 3-part dramatisation of his own novel.

CAST:

DI Charlie Resnick …. Tom Georgeson
Millington …. Sean Baker
Lynn …. Kate Eaton
Kevin …. Ben Porter
Dipak …. Paul Bazeley
Silver …. Don McCorkindale
Carew …. Nicholas Boulton
Sarah …. Gillian Bevan
Dr Fletcher …. John Simm
Groves …. Peter Kenny
Debbie …. Colleen Prendergast
Mr Salt …. Denys Hawthorne
Calvin …. Philip Weaver
Delia …. Ann Beach
Suzanne Olds …. Patience Tomlinson
Lynn …. Kate Eaton
Elaine …. Jennie Stoller
Karl …. Adrian Scarborough

Producer: David Hunter

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1996.


WED 11:00 Dylan Thomas (b043xqc1)
Reminiscences of Childhood

4 Extra Debut. 'The memories of childhood have no order and no end'. Dylan Thomas relives his school, streets, friends and dreams. From 1953.


WED 11:15 Drama (b00n5vjs)
Stephen Wakelam - A Dose of Fame

By Stephen Wakelam

In the final stages of writing Howards End, and nervous of success, E.M. Forster grapples with a mysterious death, his own sexuality and the seed of an idea for his next novel Maurice.

Morgan....Stephen Campbell Moore
Lily.............Diana Quick
Masood.....Navin Chowdhry
Malcolm.......Matt Addis
Ernest.....Benjamin Askew
Unwin......Sam Dale
Edward Arnold.Philip Fox
Roger Fry...Malcolm Tierney
Hilda........Caroline Guthrie

Director: David Hunter.


WED 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jph6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 Albert and Me (b007jzwr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 Nikolai Gogol - The Government Inspector (b00fvg6f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 Classic Toys (b0075fz2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 Jane Austen (b0076h27)
Mansfield Park

Episode 8

Sir Thomas is determined that Fanny will see the error of her ways in rejecting Henry Crawford. Stars Felicity Jones, Benedict Cumberbatch, James Callis and Tim Pigott-Smith.


WED 14:15 A Short History of Ireland (b007v2sw)
The Country Is Bleeding to Death; Killing Home Rule With Kindness

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


WED 14:30 Inspector Resnick (b00mbfm9)
Wasted Years

Episode 3

The armed robbers are planning a return visit, but this time they vow not to fail. Philip Jackson reads John Harvey's thriller.


WED 15:00 Inspector Resnick (b043x39r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b0440mvf)
Dick and Dom explore the science of travelling by water, astronaut Chris Hadfield offers up his Inheritance Tracks, and more of the Top 50 stories from the 500 WORDS competition.


WED 17:00 After Henry (b007k18q)
Series 1

Gossip

Rumours abound - as Sarah and her mother unwittingly conspire together.

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 John Nettleton as the Vicar.

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 May 1985.


WED 17:30 The Attractive Young Rabbi (b00cfgxs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 18:00 Legal, Decent, Honest and Truthful (b00cc0qv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


WED 18:30 Off the Page (b00766h6)
Siblings

Misha Glennie, Martin Newell and Elizabeth Bond join Chris Bigsby to explore family ties and blood relation.

In each programme, Professor Bigsby introduces a duo of writers of fact and fiction: new talent and established names. In the context of a discussion of one of the ideas and pre-occupations of our times, each presents a piece on this week's topic.

The best new writing and the freshest conversation from 2002.


WED 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jph6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 Albert and Me (b007jzwr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 Nikolai Gogol - The Government Inspector (b00fvg6f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 Classic Toys (b0075fz2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 Dylan Thomas (b043xqc1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 21:15 Drama (b00n5vjs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


WED 22:00 Isy Suttie's Love Letters (b0435hrn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 Genius (b0081cvq)
Series 3

Simon Munnery

Garments made of human dust fragments? Speaking parrots for people?

Dave Gorman asks comedian Simon Munnery to select the public's best loopy idea.

Award-winning comedian Dave Gorman and a celebrity guest chew over the ridiculous, unworkable but sometimes genius inventions, schemes and policies of the public.

Producer: Simon Nicholls

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2007.


WED 23:00 The Harpoon (b007m747)
Series 2

Episode 1

Yes, Madam! The Empire's favourite weekly is back on the shelves!

Nostalgia galore in the first of four lovingly hand-tooled issues of this acclaimed comedy series awaits your collection - this one a bumper summer edition.

With Susie Brann, Alistair McGowan , Mary Elliot-Nelson, Julian Dutton and Peter Baynham.

Producer: Sarah Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1992.


WED 23:30 The Sofa of Time (b00hxnfl)
Where the Brave Go Shopping

Parker discovers that drinking in gravy makes you shrink, Milford gets rich quick as he changes his £1.40 for 7,000,000 Gravish francs at Papa Mbomba's bureau de change, and Marmite takes the boys to get tooled up at Bravemart for the battle against Raemen Bod.

Continuing the epic and timeless tale of two men and their quest to find "The Sofa of Time", the most magical and powerful item of furniture in the entire universe.

It is said that those who sit on the sofa can be transported to anywhere and anytime.

Fantasy sitcom written by Nick Frost and Matt King.

Milford ...... Matt King.
Parker ...... Nick Frost
Marmite ...... Mark Heap
Raamen Bod ...... Peter Serafinowcz

With Kevin Eldon, Julia Deakin, Janei Anderson, Joseph Marcell, Daisy Jones and Andrew Maxwell.

Producer: Mario Stylianides

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2002.



THURSDAY 22 MAY 2014

THU 00:00 Jane Austen (b0076h27)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:15 A Short History of Ireland (b007v2sw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 Inspector Resnick (b00mbfm9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 Legal, Decent, Honest and Truthful (b00cc0qv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 Off the Page (b00766h6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 Nikolai Gogol - The Government Inspector (b00fvg6f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 Classic Toys (b0075fz2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 Inspector Resnick (b043x39r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 Dylan Thomas (b043xqc1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:15 Drama (b00n5vjs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 After Henry (b007k18q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 The Attractive Young Rabbi (b00cfgxs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 Wimsey (b007jwgl)
Busman's Honeymoon

1. The Mysteries of Married Life

Honeymooners Lord Peter Wimsey and his wife soon find their marital bliss disturbed - by something nasty in the cellar.

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

First published in 1937 and adapted in six episodes by Alistair Beaton.

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

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

Lord Peter Wimsey …. Ian Carmichael
Lady Wimsey …. Sarah Badel
Bunter …. Peter Jones
Miss Twitterton …. Rosemary Leach
Mrs Ruddle …. Pearl Hackney
Mr Puffett …. Michael Ripper
The Rev Goodacre …. Gerald Sim
MacBride …. Roger Lloyd Pack
Frank Crutchley …. Kenneth Cranham
Narrator …. John Westbrook

Producer: Martin Fisher.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1983.


THU 06:30 The World's a Stage (b00763w1)
The Ascent of the Director

4 Extra Debut. Do actors resent a director's power? What if they direct instead? With Henry Goodman, Steven Berkoff and Meera Syal. From September 2001.


THU 07:00 Semi Circles (b007jtv2)
Series 2

A Liberal Education

Ben would like to swap his daughter for a Porsche. Or is private education the answer?

The improving story of life and improving times in an improving neighbourhood.

Starring Paula Wilcox as Helen and David Wood as Ben

Written by Simon Brett

Helen ...... Paula Wilcox
Ben ...... David Wood
Mrs Kelly ...... Pay Heywood
Alastair ...... Tony Millan

Producer: Pete Atkin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1982


THU 07:30 Simon Evans Goes to Market (b0435p0k)
Series 1

Land

How do you make economics funny? How do you put the comedy in commodity?

Simon Evans has the answer in this series which asks us to get involved in investment.

Uncowed by an apparently complicated and overwhelming system, Simon focuses on four commodities so intrinsic to our lives they have an almost elemental significance - land, gold, oil and grain.

Yet, despite us encountering them everywhere we look, very few people have been able to build a fortune on them. But that's set to change as, Simon enlists help from the experts - Tim Harford, Merryn Somerset Webb and a guest specialist as they examine the chequered social and economic histories of these commodities.

By looking at four such fundamental products, Simon brings us to a closer understanding of how global economic forces have a far-reaching and often surprising impact on our lives.

In this first episode, Simon looks at Land. How did it come to be traded, why we think bricks and mortar are a safe investment and who really owns the land we buy?

Performed by Simon Evans, with regular guests Tim Harford and Merryn Somerset-Webb, and Land expert Kevin Cahill

Written by Simon Evans with Benjamin Partridge, Guy Venables and Andy Wolton.

Producer: Tilusha Ghelani.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2014.


THU 08:00 Dad's Army (b007jqvj)
Series 3

A Question of Reference

Corporal Jones and Private Godfrey blunder on a Home Guard platoon exercise using live ammunition.

(The original TV episode has a very visual plot and is called 'The Desperate Drive of Corporal Jones', so changes were made to make it more meaningful for listeners).

Starring Arthur Lowe as Captain Mainwaring, John Le Mesurier as Sergeant Wilson, Clive Dunn as Corporal Jones, John Laurie as Private Frazer, Arnold Ridley as Private Godfrey, Ian Lavender as Private Pike and Larry Martyn as Private Walker.

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

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1976.


THU 08:30 Take It From Here (b015p5xn)
From 17/03/1955

Plane capers in South America, and Eth is shocked at Ron's criminal record. Frank Muir and Denis Norden's classic comedy stars Jimmy Edwards and June Whitfield. From March 1955.


THU 09:00 Heresy (b00sjpy6)
Series 7

Episode 3

Victoria Coren presents the programme which attempts to prove our most deeply held beliefs, the assumptions on which we base our view of the world, are all plain wrong. Helping Victoria commit heresy are comedians David Baddiel and Dave Gorman and style journalist and celebrity interviewer Polly Vernon.

They'll be challenging, among other things, the received wisdom that British comedy is more offensive than ever.

Producer: Brian King
An Avalon production for BBC Radio 4.


THU 09:30 Bristow (b00cbcpg)
Series 1

Fair Shares

Takeover tangles as Bristow learns that Chester Perry is making a takeover bid for the firm across the street.

He thinks that if he surreptitiously invests in rivals Miles and Rudge, he can make a mint...

Michael Williams stars as Bristow, the Chester-Perry buying clerk. He is but a small cog in a gigantic wheel... and he knows it.

Adapted from by Frank Dickens from his famous newspaper cartoon strip. Syndicated internationally, it ran for 51 years from 1961.

Bristow ...... Michael Williams
Jones ...... Rodney Bewes
Mrs Purdy ...... Dora Bryan
Hewitt ...... Owen Brenman
Fudge ...... Jon Glover
Miss Sunman ...... Katy Odey
Prunella Peach ...... Carol Starks
Fred Stokes ...... David Battley
Post Boy ...... Simon Schatzberger

Music: John Whitehall

Producer: Neil Cargill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1999.


THU 10:00 Inspector Resnick (b00755r7)
Slow Burn

1/2 Burning Jazz

When Jimmy Nolan's Nottingham jazz club burns down, it looks initially like an insurance job.

But for jazz-loving Detective Inspector Charlie Resnick and his team, this is just the start of a more sinister and deadly chain of events.

Slow Burn is one of John Harvey series of police thrillers set in the industrial wasteland of Nottingham in the 1980s and 1990s.

Charlie Resnick ...... Philip Jackson
Graham Millington ...... Sean Baker
Lynn Kellogg ...... Kate Eaton
Jimmy Nolan ...... John Rowe
Joanne Hubble ...... Alison Pettitt
Stuart Hubble ...... Gerard McDermott
Nicola Venner ...... Rachel Atkins
Russell Venner ...... John Hartley
Fire Officer ...... Alistair Danson
Clarice ...... Jenny Lee
Mrs Wealdstone ...... Carolyn Jones

Producer: David Hunter

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1998.


THU 11:00 Dylan Thomas (b0440wd8)
Return Journey to Swansea

4 Extra Debut. Dylan Thomas is back in the town of his birth in search of his younger self. Locals vividly describe his childhood. From June 1947.


THU 11:30 Israel Horovitz - Phone Tag (b007jwb2)
A transatlantic love affair is played out on the telephone as calls are missed, messages left and confusion reigns. Stars Elizabeth Mansfield.


THU 12:00 Dad's Army (b007jqvj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 Take It From Here (b015p5xn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 Wimsey (b007jwgl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 The World's a Stage (b00763w1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 Jane Austen (b0076h2q)
Mansfield Park

Episode 9

Fanny's stay with her family in Portsmouth is not the happy occasion she might have been expecting. Stars Felicity Jones, James Callis and Benedict Cumberbatch.


THU 14:15 A Short History of Ireland (b007v194)
De-Anglicising the Irish People; Two Nations?

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


THU 14:30 Inspector Resnick (b00mbl3m)
Wasted Years

Episode 4

Inspired by the success of another gang, Darren decides it's time to get serious. Philip Jackson reads John Harvey's thriller.


THU 15:00 Inspector Resnick (b00755r7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b0440y6w)
Mel Giedroyc hears about the origins of modern manners, part four of Whizziwig by Malorie Blackman, and some more of the 500 WORDS Top 50 stories.


THU 17:00 King Street Junior Revisited (b007jxdd)
Series 1

Jour de Fete

A dilemma for the Head, the search for a truant - and a surprise at the School Fete.

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, Janice Acquah as Mrs Khan, James Grout as Mr Beeston, Jordan Calvert as Mark Walker, Gregg Chillin as Jo-Jo and Jessica Hill as Sandy.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2002.


THU 17:30 Semi Circles (b007jtv2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 18:00 Heresy (b00sjpy6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


THU 18:30 Great Lives (b00763vw)
Series 1

Michelin Brothers

Sir Terence Conran nominates the Michelin brothers, makers of the detachable pneumatic tyre. With Joan Bakewell. From 2001.

The biographical series in which a distinguished guest chooses someone who's inspired their life. Will their hero stand up to intensive scrutiny and merit the description of having led a great life?


THU 19:00 Dad's Army (b007jqvj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 Take It From Here (b015p5xn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 Wimsey (b007jwgl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 The World's a Stage (b00763w1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 Dylan Thomas (b0440wd8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


THU 21:30 Israel Horovitz - Phone Tag (b007jwb2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:30 today]


THU 22:00 Simon Evans Goes to Market (b0435p0k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 Laura Solon - Talking and Not Talking (b00y9xdg)
Series 1

Episode 6

Revelations about hats, tents and some disturbing tales from Beatrix Potter.

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 February 2007.


THU 23:00 The Museum of Everything (b007k498)
Series 2

Under New Management

Discover the secret of computer techniques in film, experience the history of rock'n'roll and meet the Museum's curious new curator.

Written and performed by Marcus Brigstocke, Danny Robins and Dan Tetsell.

With Lucy Montgomery.

Music by Dominic Haslam and Ben Walker.

Producer: Alex Walsh-Taylor

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2005.


THU 23:30 The Skivers (b00j5l87)
Series 3

Peter Stringfellow

Nightclubbing in London, courtesy of Peter Stringfellow. Sketch show with Nick Golsen and Tim de Jongh. From January 1997.



FRIDAY 23 MAY 2014

FRI 00:00 Jane Austen (b0076h2q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:15 A Short History of Ireland (b007v194)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 Inspector Resnick (b00mbl3m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 Heresy (b00sjpy6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 Great Lives (b00763vw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 Wimsey (b007jwgl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 The World's a Stage (b00763w1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 Inspector Resnick (b00755r7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 Dylan Thomas (b0440wd8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:30 Israel Horovitz - Phone Tag (b007jwb2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:30 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 King Street Junior Revisited (b007jxdd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 Semi Circles (b007jtv2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 Wimsey (b007jwgz)
Busman's Honeymoon

2. Credit Where Credit's Due

With William Noakes dead, Superintendent Kirk has his suspicions, but upper crust sleuth, Lord Peter Wimsey is not so sure...

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

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

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

Lord Peter Wimsey …. Ian Carmichael
Lady Wimsey …. Sarah Badel
Bunter …. Peter Jones
Mrs Ruddle …. Pearl Hackney
Mr Puffett …. Michael Ripper
MacBride …. Roger Lloyd Pack
Frank Crutchley …. Kenneth Cranham
Narrator …. John Westbrook
Superintendent Kirk …. Peter Vaughan
Constable Sellon …. Christopher Beeny

Dramatised by Alistair Beaton.

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1983.


FRI 06:30 The World's a Stage (b00763zg)
Merely Players?

Henry Goodman looks at the actor's role in casting, characterisation and 'resting'. With Geraldine James and Pam St Clement. From September 2001.


FRI 07:00 Smelling of Roses (b00dl042)
Series 3

A Cheeky Little Number

Jo's relationship with Robert is looking a bit rocky, and the situation isn't helped when she meets a charming young wine shipper for whom Rosie's organising a tasting...

Another assignment for Rosie Burns and the event management company, where the clients are only part of the problem...

Written by Simon Brett.

Rosie ..... Prunella Scales
Jo ..... Rebecca Callard
Bob ..... Duncan Preston
Tess ..... Annette Badland
Harry Butt ..... Gideon Turner
Emma Bryson ..... Rebecca Front

Producer: Maria Esposito

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2002.


FRI 07:30 Bird Island (b043wk17)
Series 2

Episode 3

Graham teaches Ben to abseil and the bathroom lock in the Unit base is broken.

Ben ...... Reece Shearsmith
Graham ...... Julian Rhind-Tutt
Mother ...... Alison Steadman
Jane ...... Katy Wix

Atmospheric comedy about a cheery scientist based in Sub-Antarctica by Katy Wix.

It’s Ben’s trip of a lifetime, but in a vast icy landscape with dodgy internet. Feeling lonely, he shares his thoughts via an audio 'log' on his dictaphone.

Graham is a fellow nerdy scientist so their exchanges are mumbled. Ben’s even more awkward around new arrival Jane, though he’s not entirely sure why.

Producer: Tilusha Ghelan

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2014.


FRI 07:45 Don't Start (b01mwvld)
Series 2

Pillow Talk

A potential burglary brings out Frank's inner hero.

What do long term partners really argue about? Sharp new comedy from Frank Skinner returns for a second series. Starring Frank Skinner and Katherine Parkinson.

The first series of Don't Start met with instant critical and audience acclaim:
"That he can deliver such a heavy premise for a series with such a lightness of touch is testament to his skills as a writer and, given that the protagonists are both bookworms, he's also permitted to use a flourish of fine words that would be lost in his stand-up routines" - Jane Anderson, Radio Times.

"Writing and starring in the four-parter Don't Start (Radio 4) Frank Skinner gives full rein to his sharp but splenetic comedy. He and his co-star Katherine Parkinson play a bickering couple exchanging acerbic ripostes in a cruelly precise dissection of a relationship" - Daily Mail.

"a lesson in relationship ping-pong".. - Miranda Sawyer, The Observer.
Series 2 follows hard on its heels. Well observed, clever and funny, Don't Start is a scripted comedy with a deceptively simple premise - an argument. Each week, our couple fall out over another apparently trivial flashpoint - the Krankies, toenail trimming and semantics. Each week, the stakes mount as Neil and Kim battle with words. But these are no ordinary arguments. The two outdo each other with increasingly absurd images, unexpected literary references (the Old Testament, Jack Spratt and the first Mrs Rochester, to name a few) and razor sharp analysis of their beloved's weaknesses. Underneath the cutting wit, however, there is an unmistakable tenderness.

Frank says:
"Having established, in the first series, that Neil and Kim are a childless academic couple who, during their numerous arguments, luxuriate in their own, and each other's, learning and wit, I've tried, in the second series, to dig a little deeper into their relationship. Love and affection, occasionally splutter into view, like a Higgs boson in a big tunnel-thing, but can such emotions ever prevail in a relationship where the couple prefers to wear their brains, rather than their hearts, on their sleeves? Is that too much offal imagery?"

Directed and Produced by Polly Thomas
Executive Producer: Jon Thoday
An Avalon Production for BBC Radio 4.


FRI 08:00 Steptoe and Son (b007jnjq)
Series 6

Loathe Story

Sleepwalking Harold gives dad Albert a fright.

Starring Wilfrid Brambell and Harry H Corbett as Steptoe and Son.

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

Albert ...... Wilfrid Brambell
Harold ...... Harry H Corbett
Psychiatrist ...... Graham Stark
Bunty ...... Jo Manning Wilson
Mrs Kennington-Stroud ...... Margot Boyd

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 later adapted for radio.

Producer: Bobby Jaye

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 2 in February 1976.


FRI 08:30 The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter (b007jtc1)
Series 1

The Pick Up

When Gerald reveals he's happy to pick up hitchhikers in his car, Diana is not impressed...

The convoluted chronicle of an optimistic crime writer written by Basil Boothroyd.

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

With Jo Manning Wilson.

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

Producer: Bobby Jaye

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1976.


FRI 09:00 Life, Death and Sex with Mike and Sue (b01n6yj7)
Series 2

Relationships

Sofa-bound TV presenters Mike and Sue ponder the future and grapple with relationships.

Series 2 of Bill Dare's sitcom stars Robert Duncan and Jan Ravens.

Mike ...... Robert Duncan
Sue ...... Jan Ravens

With Roger Blake, Bill Dare, Alistair McGowan and Sally Philips.

Music by Mark Burton.

Producer: Jo Clegg

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1997.


FRI 09:30 Coming Alive (b00gkwhq)
Series 2

Committed

With the council and Sandra both upset, Terry has his work cut out for him. Stars Karl Howman and Phyllis Logan. From August 2000.


FRI 10:00 Inspector Resnick (b00755wt)
Slow Burn

2/2 Deadly Rhythm

A charred body has been found in the remains of Jimmy Nolan's city-centre jazz club.

Inspector Resnick's team are called to the scene of another deadly conflagration. Is there a link?

Conclusion of John Harvey's thriller.

Charlie Resnick ...... Philip Jackson
Graham Millington ...... Sean Baker
Lynn Kellogg ...... Kate Eaton
Jimmy Nolan ...... John Rowe
Joanne Hubble ...... Alison Pettitt
Stuart Hubble ...... Gerard McDermott
Nicola Venner ...... Rachel Atkins
Fire Officer ...... Alistair Danson
Clarice ...... Jenny Lee
Simmonds ...... Iwan Thomas

Producer: David Hunter

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1998.


FRI 11:00 Dylan Thomas (b04412c9)
Holiday Memory

4 Extra Debut. 'A tuck of dresses, a rolling of trousers'. Poet Dylan Thomas vividly recalls an evocative August Bank Holiday. From January 1946.


FRI 11:15 Martyn Wade - The Other Constance Chatterley (b007k0l7)
Mrs Chatterley of Gravesend reveals similar interests to her famous namesake.

Martyn Wade's comedy set in the 1930s starring Felicity Montagu and Rachel Atkins.

A failing firm of solicitors is saved from ruin by the prospect of a literary libel case. But it may involve the rather buttoned up partner of the firm going way beyond the call of duty.

Constance Chatterley ...... Rachel Atkins
Miss Priestley ...... Felicity Montagu
David Horovitch ...... Mr Greene
Mr Chatterley ...... Jon Glover

Director: Cherry Cookson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2004.


FRI 12:00 Steptoe and Son (b007jnjq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter (b007jtc1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 Wimsey (b007jwgz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 The World's a Stage (b00763zg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 Jane Austen (b0076h34)
Mansfield Park

Episode 10

Fanny returns to Mansfield Park to claim her rightful place in the household. Stars Felicity Jones, Benedict Cumberbatch and David Tennant.


FRI 14:15 A Short History of Ireland (b007v073)
Cultural Revival; Home Rule Promised

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


FRI 14:30 Inspector Resnick (b00mbmh4)
Wasted Years

Episode 5

A spate of armed robberies has DI Charlie Resnick recalling his 1980s nemesis, the soon-to-be-paroled John Prior. Philip Jackson reads John Harvey's thriller.


FRI 15:00 Inspector Resnick (b00755wt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b04412tr)
Mel Giedroyc introduces the final chapter of Whizziwig by Malorie Blackman, and hears about the American university teams inspired by Harry Potter to play competitive Quidditch.


FRI 17:00 Second Holmes (b016px9c)
The Case of the Missing Link

The grandsons of Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson meet a member of the Moriarty family.

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, Simon Hewitt as James Macpherson, David Gooderson as Inspector Winter, Lolly Cockerell as Mrs Pettifer and John Dunn as himself.

Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1983.


FRI 17:30 Smelling of Roses (b00dl042)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 18:00 Life, Death and Sex with Mike and Sue (b01n6yj7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


FRI 18:30 Humphrey Lyttelton - Play As I Please (b01ghlgr)
Gigging Around

Humphrey Lyttelton tells June Knox-Mawer about forming his first band and all-time hero, Louis Armstrong. From December 1993.


FRI 19:00 Steptoe and Son (b007jnjq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter (b007jtc1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 Wimsey (b007jwgz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 The World's a Stage (b00763zg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Dylan Thomas (b04412c9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 21:15 Martyn Wade - The Other Constance Chatterley (b007k0l7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


FRI 22:00 Bird Island (b043wk17)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:15 Don't Start (b01mwvld)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:45 today]


FRI 22:30 My Teenage Diary (b00x95hr)
Series 2

Meera Syal

Rufus Hound invites Meera Syal to read embarrassing extracts from her teenage diary and read it out in public for the very first time.

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


FRI 23:00 The Mary Whitehouse Experience (b044153k)
Series 4

Episode 2

The pernicious evil of shampoo and conditioner.

Starring the double double-acts of David Baddiel and Rob Newman and Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis.

With Mark Hurst.

BBC Radio 1's alternative comedy with sketches, stand-up and the odd spot of audience participation.

Starting in 1989, the foursome's popularity sparked a BBC TV-transfer of the same name.

Producer: Armando Iannucci

First broadcast on BBC Radio 1 in October 1990


FRI 23:30 Lionel Nimrod's Inexplicable World (b007r4mj)
Series 1

Death and the Afterlife

The sci-fi star and inventor explains life's big mysteries. Stars Richard Herring, Stewart Lee and Tom Baker. From October 1992.




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

1835 09:30 WED (b0129v0m)

2000 Years of Radio 23:30 TUE (b007jng1)

A Good Read 18:30 MON (b043xdvq)

A Good Read 01:30 TUE (b043xdvq)

A Short History of Ireland 00:15 SAT (b007tc4f)

A Short History of Ireland 14:15 MON (b007v0cw)

A Short History of Ireland 00:15 TUE (b007v0cw)

A Short History of Ireland 14:15 TUE (b007v202)

A Short History of Ireland 00:15 WED (b007v202)

A Short History of Ireland 14:15 WED (b007v2sw)

A Short History of Ireland 00:15 THU (b007v2sw)

A Short History of Ireland 14:15 THU (b007v194)

A Short History of Ireland 00:15 FRI (b007v194)

A Short History of Ireland 14:15 FRI (b007v073)

Act Your Age 01:00 SAT (b00qvm9f)

After Henry 17:00 WED (b007k18q)

After Henry 05:00 THU (b007k18q)

Albert and Me 14:30 SAT (b007jsgr)

Albert and Me 08:30 WED (b007jzwr)

Albert and Me 12:30 WED (b007jzwr)

Albert and Me 19:30 WED (b007jzwr)

Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section 07:30 TUE (b042ztrc)

Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section 22:00 TUE (b042ztrc)

Alf Proysen - Mrs Pepperpot 09:30 SUN (b00pbtvj)

Alf Proysen - Mrs Pepperpot 17:30 SUN (b00pbtvj)

Alf Proysen - Mrs Pepperpot 05:30 MON (b00pbtvj)

Alick Rowe - Operation Lightning Pegasus 06:00 SAT (b007k3cx)

Alick Rowe - Operation Lightning Pegasus 16:00 SAT (b007k3cx)

Alick Rowe - Operation Lightning Pegasus 04:00 SUN (b007k3cx)

Archive on 4 08:00 SAT (b00mtnq7)

Archive on 4 15:00 SAT (b00mtnq7)

Archive on 4 01:00 SUN (b00mtnq7)

Beautiful Dreamers 22:30 SUN (b00vhgsh)

Beyond Our Ken 08:00 SUN (b008vczs)

Beyond Our Ken 15:00 SUN (b008vczs)

Beyond Our Ken 20:00 SUN (b008vczs)

Beyond Our Ken 02:30 MON (b008vczs)

Bird Island 17:30 SAT (b042z66l)

Bird Island 05:30 SUN (b042z66l)

Bird Island 07:30 FRI (b043wk17)

Bird Island 22:00 FRI (b043wk17)

Book of the Week 00:45 SAT (b00kvg9j)

Bradbury 13 18:30 SUN (b0131yvj)

Bradbury 13 00:30 MON (b0131yvj)

Bristow 09:30 THU (b00cbcpg)

Bussmann and Quantick Kingsize 23:00 SAT (b00757wk)

Chain Reaction 09:00 TUE (b00tmtfp)

Chain Reaction 18:00 TUE (b00tmtfp)

Chain Reaction 01:00 WED (b00tmtfp)

Classic Serial 03:00 SAT (b00m8pvn)

Classic Toys 06:30 WED (b0075fz2)

Classic Toys 13:30 WED (b0075fz2)

Classic Toys 20:30 WED (b0075fz2)

Classic Toys 02:30 THU (b0075fz2)

Comedy Controller 09:00 SAT (b01ngpkl)

Comedy Controller 19:00 SAT (b01ngpkl)

Coming Alive 09:30 FRI (b00gkwhq)

Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! 07:30 SUN (b00plzyg)

Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! 22:00 SUN (b00plzyg)

Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! 02:00 MON (b00plzyg)

Dad's Army 08:00 THU (b007jqvj)

Dad's Army 12:00 THU (b007jqvj)

Dad's Army 19:00 THU (b007jqvj)

Dan and Nick: The Wildebeest Years 23:30 MON (b00dbj12)

Dicing with Dragons 06:30 TUE (b0076mwd)

Dicing with Dragons 13:30 TUE (b0076mwd)

Dicing with Dragons 20:30 TUE (b0076mwd)

Dicing with Dragons 02:30 WED (b0076mwd)

Doctor Finlay: The Further Adventures of a Black Bag 17:00 MON (b008m7by)

Doctor Finlay: The Further Adventures of a Black Bag 05:00 TUE (b008m7by)

Don't Start 17:45 SAT (b01mqqg1)

Don't Start 05:45 SUN (b01mqqg1)

Don't Start 07:45 FRI (b01mwvld)

Don't Start 22:15 FRI (b01mwvld)

Double Science 07:00 MON (b013qzgj)

Double Science 17:30 MON (b013qzgj)

Double Science 05:30 TUE (b013qzgj)

Drama 11:15 TUE (b00n8b3n)

Drama 21:15 TUE (b00n8b3n)

Drama 04:15 WED (b00n8b3n)

Drama 11:15 WED (b00n5vjs)

Drama 21:15 WED (b00n5vjs)

Drama 04:15 THU (b00n5vjs)

Dylan Thomas 11:00 MON (b043xdf2)

Dylan Thomas 21:00 MON (b043xdf2)

Dylan Thomas 04:00 TUE (b043xdf2)

Dylan Thomas 11:00 TUE (b043xjy5)

Dylan Thomas 21:00 TUE (b043xjy5)

Dylan Thomas 04:00 WED (b043xjy5)

Dylan Thomas 11:00 WED (b043xqc1)

Dylan Thomas 21:00 WED (b043xqc1)

Dylan Thomas 04:00 THU (b043xqc1)

Dylan Thomas 11:00 THU (b0440wd8)

Dylan Thomas 21:00 THU (b0440wd8)

Dylan Thomas 04:00 FRI (b0440wd8)

Dylan Thomas 11:00 FRI (b04412c9)

Dylan Thomas 21:00 FRI (b04412c9)

Earls of the Court 22:45 TUE (b00r7lpz)

Ectoplasm 23:00 TUE (b007vgvc)

Edith Wharton - The Age of Innocence 02:00 SAT (b00899j7)

Edith Wharton - The Age of Innocence 06:00 MON (b00899j8)

Edith Wharton - The Age of Innocence 13:00 MON (b00899j8)

Edith Wharton - The Age of Innocence 20:00 MON (b00899j8)

Edith Wharton - The Age of Innocence 02:00 TUE (b00899j8)

Fear on 4 18:30 SAT (b007jnt6)

Fear on 4 00:30 SUN (b007jnt6)

Genius 22:30 WED (b0081cvq)

Gillian Cross - The Demon Headmaster 09:00 SUN (b00rq0t6)

Gillian Cross - The Demon Headmaster 17:00 SUN (b00rq0t6)

Gillian Cross - The Demon Headmaster 05:00 MON (b00rq0t6)

Great Lives 18:30 THU (b00763vw)

Great Lives 01:30 FRI (b00763vw)

Gus Murdoch's Sacred Cows 23:45 TUE (b00fcbgm)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:00 WED (b007jph6)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:00 WED (b007jph6)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:00 WED (b007jph6)

Heresy 09:00 THU (b00sjpy6)

Heresy 18:00 THU (b00sjpy6)

Heresy 01:00 FRI (b00sjpy6)

Humphrey Lyttelton - Play As I Please 01:30 SAT (b01g6khg)

Humphrey Lyttelton - Play As I Please 18:30 FRI (b01ghlgr)

In the Psychiatrist's Chair 13:15 SAT (b007519z)

In the Psychiatrist's Chair 03:15 SUN (b007519z)

Innes Own World 22:00 SAT (b017px05)

Inspector Resnick 10:00 MON (b043x37n)

Inspector Resnick 14:30 MON (b00mb2qn)

Inspector Resnick 15:00 MON (b043x37n)

Inspector Resnick 00:30 TUE (b00mb2qn)

Inspector Resnick 03:00 TUE (b043x37n)

Inspector Resnick 10:00 TUE (b043x38k)

Inspector Resnick 14:30 TUE (b00mbbfh)

Inspector Resnick 15:00 TUE (b043x38k)

Inspector Resnick 00:30 WED (b00mbbfh)

Inspector Resnick 03:00 WED (b043x38k)

Inspector Resnick 10:00 WED (b043x39r)

Inspector Resnick 14:30 WED (b00mbfm9)

Inspector Resnick 15:00 WED (b043x39r)

Inspector Resnick 00:30 THU (b00mbfm9)

Inspector Resnick 03:00 THU (b043x39r)

Inspector Resnick 10:00 THU (b00755r7)

Inspector Resnick 14:30 THU (b00mbl3m)

Inspector Resnick 15:00 THU (b00755r7)

Inspector Resnick 00:30 FRI (b00mbl3m)

Inspector Resnick 03:00 FRI (b00755r7)

Inspector Resnick 10:00 FRI (b00755wt)

Inspector Resnick 14:30 FRI (b00mbmh4)

Inspector Resnick 15:00 FRI (b00755wt)

Israel Horovitz - Phone Tag 11:30 THU (b007jwb2)

Israel Horovitz - Phone Tag 21:30 THU (b007jwb2)

Israel Horovitz - Phone Tag 04:30 FRI (b007jwb2)

Isy Suttie's Love Letters 07:30 WED (b0435hrn)

Isy Suttie's Love Letters 22:00 WED (b0435hrn)

James Follett - The Twisted Image 04:15 SAT (b007mf16)

Jane Austen 00:00 SAT (b0076gzw)

Jane Austen 06:00 SUN (b043whw2)

Jane Austen 12:00 SUN (b043whw2)

Jane Austen 14:00 MON (b0076h16)

Jane Austen 00:00 TUE (b0076h16)

Jane Austen 14:00 TUE (b0076h1r)

Jane Austen 00:00 WED (b0076h1r)

Jane Austen 14:00 WED (b0076h27)

Jane Austen 00:00 THU (b0076h27)

Jane Austen 14:00 THU (b0076h2q)

Jane Austen 00:00 FRI (b0076h2q)

Jane Austen 14:00 FRI (b0076h34)

Jelly Mountain 23:45 SUN (b00fkp5z)

Key Matters 07:15 SUN (b00bbdm8)

Key Matters 13:15 SUN (b00bbdm8)

King Street Junior Revisited 17:00 THU (b007jxdd)

King Street Junior Revisited 05:00 FRI (b007jxdd)

Laura Solon - Talking and Not Talking 22:30 THU (b00y9xdg)

Legal, Decent, Honest and Truthful 09:00 WED (b00cc0qv)

Legal, Decent, Honest and Truthful 18:00 WED (b00cc0qv)

Legal, Decent, Honest and Truthful 01:00 THU (b00cc0qv)

Life, Death and Sex with Mike and Sue 09:00 FRI (b01n6yj7)

Life, Death and Sex with Mike and Sue 18:00 FRI (b01n6yj7)

Life: An Idiot's Guide 09:30 MON (b043xdf0)

Life: An Idiot's Guide 22:30 MON (b043xdf0)

Lionel Nimrod's Inexplicable World 23:30 FRI (b007r4mj)

Listen to Les 08:00 MON (b01mxtj8)

Listen to Les 12:00 MON (b01mxtj8)

Listen to Les 19:00 MON (b01mxtj8)

Loose Ends 11:15 MON (b043w51j)

Loose Ends 21:15 MON (b043w51j)

Loose Ends 04:15 TUE (b043w51j)

Love Stories 10:45 SUN (b01mm3c5)

Love Stories 21:45 SUN (b01mm3c5)

Love Stories 01:45 MON (b01mm3c5)

Martin Sorrell - Accrington Stanley 04:00 SAT (b010tbkm)

Martyn Wade - The Other Constance Chatterley 11:15 FRI (b007k0l7)

Martyn Wade - The Other Constance Chatterley 21:15 FRI (b007k0l7)

Mel's Mix: The Best of The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 SUN (b043wwsn)

Miss Marple 13:30 SUN (b00rz7b2)

Miss Marple 03:30 MON (b00rz7b2)

My Teenage Diary 22:30 FRI (b00x95hr)

Nikolai Gogol - The Government Inspector 06:00 TUE (b00fvg6c)

Nikolai Gogol - The Government Inspector 13:00 TUE (b00fvg6c)

Nikolai Gogol - The Government Inspector 20:00 TUE (b00fvg6c)

Nikolai Gogol - The Government Inspector 02:00 WED (b00fvg6c)

Nikolai Gogol - The Government Inspector 06:00 WED (b00fvg6f)

Nikolai Gogol - The Government Inspector 13:00 WED (b00fvg6f)

Nikolai Gogol - The Government Inspector 20:00 WED (b00fvg6f)

Nikolai Gogol - The Government Inspector 02:00 THU (b00fvg6f)

Off the Page 18:30 WED (b00766h6)

Off the Page 01:30 THU (b00766h6)

Paint It Black 07:30 SAT (b007jxq4)

Second Holmes 05:00 SAT (b0169ljq)

Second Holmes 17:00 FRI (b016px9c)

Semi Circles 07:00 THU (b007jtv2)

Semi Circles 17:30 THU (b007jtv2)

Semi Circles 05:30 FRI (b007jtv2)

Simon Evans Goes to Market 07:30 THU (b0435p0k)

Simon Evans Goes to Market 22:00 THU (b0435p0k)

Smelling of Roses 05:30 SAT (b00dh89p)

Smelling of Roses 07:00 FRI (b00dl042)

Smelling of Roses 17:30 FRI (b00dl042)

Steptoe and Son 08:00 FRI (b007jnjq)

Steptoe and Son 12:00 FRI (b007jnjq)

Steptoe and Son 19:00 FRI (b007jnjq)

Steven Appleby's Normal Life 23:30 SUN (b007jn0b)

Take It From Here 08:30 THU (b015p5xn)

Take It From Here 12:30 THU (b015p5xn)

Take It From Here 19:30 THU (b015p5xn)

That Reminds Me 18:30 TUE (b007jp1h)

That Reminds Me 01:30 WED (b007jp1h)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 MON (b043xdr5)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 TUE (b043xk8j)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 WED (b0440mvf)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 THU (b0440y6w)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 FRI (b04412tr)

The Attractive Young Rabbi 07:00 WED (b00cfgxs)

The Attractive Young Rabbi 17:30 WED (b00cfgxs)

The Attractive Young Rabbi 05:30 THU (b00cfgxs)

The Castle 23:00 SUN (b00tbcdp)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 SUN (b045jtt4)

The Goon Show 08:00 TUE (b009kmns)

The Goon Show 12:00 TUE (b009kmns)

The Goon Show 19:00 TUE (b009kmns)

The Harpoon 23:00 WED (b007m747)

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy 18:00 SAT (b007jm5y)

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy 00:00 SUN (b007jm5y)

The Jason Byrne Show 22:30 SAT (b01p03v9)

The Marx Brothers' Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel 08:30 TUE (b008g2b9)

The Marx Brothers' Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel 12:30 TUE (b008g2b9)

The Marx Brothers' Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel 19:30 TUE (b008g2b9)

The Mary Whitehouse Experience 23:00 FRI (b044153k)

The Masterson Inheritance 23:30 SAT (b007jsy1)

The Men from the Ministry 08:30 SUN (b0085hmk)

The Men from the Ministry 15:30 SUN (b0085hmk)

The Men from the Ministry 20:30 SUN (b0085hmk)

The Men from the Ministry 03:00 MON (b0085hmk)

The Mitch Benn Music Show 07:00 TUE (b007v1p5)

The Mitch Benn Music Show 17:30 TUE (b007v1p5)

The Mitch Benn Music Show 05:30 WED (b007v1p5)

The Museum of Everything 23:00 THU (b007k498)

The Music Teacher 22:30 TUE (b00sdcxq)

The Navy Lark 14:00 SAT (b007jn8n)

The Navy Lark 08:30 MON (b007jncb)

The Navy Lark 12:30 MON (b007jncb)

The Navy Lark 19:30 MON (b007jncb)

The Now Show 23:00 MON (b04368fk)

The Now Show 09:30 TUE (b04368fk)

The Paradoxes of Mr Pond 00:30 SAT (b0133lv0)

The People's Palace 02:30 SAT (b0076lt4)

The Price of Fear 18:00 SUN (b007jmty)

The Price of Fear 00:00 MON (b007jmty)

The Reunion 10:00 SUN (b007yp4g)

The Reunion 21:00 SUN (b007yp4g)

The Reunion 01:00 MON (b007yp4g)

The Skivers 23:30 THU (b00j5l87)

The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter 08:30 FRI (b007jtc1)

The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter 12:30 FRI (b007jtc1)

The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter 19:30 FRI (b007jtc1)

The Sofa of Time 23:30 WED (b00hxnfl)

The Treehouse (Omnibus) 12:00 SAT (b043wb29)

The Treehouse (Omnibus) 02:00 SUN (b043wb29)

The Unbelievable Truth 07:30 MON (b042zcqt)

The Unbelievable Truth 22:00 MON (b042zcqt)

The World's a Stage 06:30 THU (b00763w1)

The World's a Stage 13:30 THU (b00763w1)

The World's a Stage 20:30 THU (b00763w1)

The World's a Stage 02:30 FRI (b00763w1)

The World's a Stage 06:30 FRI (b00763zg)

The World's a Stage 13:30 FRI (b00763zg)

The World's a Stage 20:30 FRI (b00763zg)

This American Life 11:00 SUN (b043wwq4)

This American Life 19:00 SUN (b043wwq4)

Up the Garden Path 17:00 TUE (b00803k9)

Up the Garden Path 05:00 WED (b00803k9)

Video Killed the Musician 06:30 MON (b00770qj)

Video Killed the Musician 13:30 MON (b00770qj)

Video Killed the Musician 20:30 MON (b00770qj)

Video Killed the Musician 02:30 TUE (b00770qj)

When the Dog Dies 09:00 MON (b013229w)

When the Dog Dies 18:00 MON (b013229w)

When the Dog Dies 01:00 TUE (b013229w)

Wimsey 06:00 THU (b007jwgl)

Wimsey 13:00 THU (b007jwgl)

Wimsey 20:00 THU (b007jwgl)

Wimsey 02:00 FRI (b007jwgl)

Wimsey 06:00 FRI (b007jwgz)

Wimsey 13:00 FRI (b007jwgz)

Wimsey 20:00 FRI (b007jwgz)