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SATURDAY 05 JULY 2014

SAT 00:00 Book at Bedtime (b00b4t84)
Sebastian Barry - The Secret Scripture

Episode 10

Dr Grene must head to England to uncover the truth about Roseanne McNulty's child. Concluded by Doreen Keogh and Alex Jennings.


SAT 00:15 Sport and the British (b01bbcqn)
The Making of Men

The Duke of Wellington never said the Battle of Waterloo was won on the playing fields of Eton but it could be argued that the might of the British Empire was moulded on the pitches of Rugby School.

As Clare Balding continues to chart the way the British have shaped sport and sport has shaped Britain, she visits Rugby to discover how the visionary headmaster, Thomas Arnold, ensured games lay at the heart of school life, producing men ready to rule. As the school archivist, Rusty MacLean, explains to her, on leaving, these pupils took the games they'd developed at Rugby to all parts of the globe, giving birth to numerous national sporting clubs in Africa and India, as well as developing new games like Aussie Rules and American football.

Readers, Brian Bowles, Stuart McLoughlin and Jack Firth
Producer: Lucy Lunt.


SAT 00:30 HE Bates - Love for Lydia (b007nfd7)
Episode 5

As a midsummer night draws to an end, some life-changing events await Richardson. Stars Tim Pigott-Smith and Juliet Aubrey.


SAT 00:45 Book of the Week (b00rmpwl)
FS Saunders - The Woman Who Shot Mussolini

Episode 5

Sinead Cusack reads from Frances Stonor Saunders's account of troubled life of Violet Gibson, the daugther of an Anglo-Irish lord who attempted to assassinate Mussolini in Rome in 1926.

Violet was eventually released by the Italian government. But how would her family determine her fate and future?

Abridged by Jill Waters

A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.


SAT 01:00 The Museum of Curiosity (b00kdr57)
Series 2

Episode 3

John Lloyd and Sean Lock host a panel show in which three distinguished guests donate fascinating exhibits to a vast imaginary museum.

Chris Addison, Rupert Sheldrake and Bettany Hughes donate objects of extreme interest to the world's most eclectic museum.


SAT 01:30 How Tickled Am I? (b007jp6m)
Series 1

Ken Dodd

Mark Radcliffe reveals how the tattyfilarious Squire of Knotty Ash became one of the greatest comic acts of our time.


SAT 02:00 John Godey - The Taking of Pelham 123 (b01dh8bq)
Episode 5

After delivering their final list of demands to the authorities, the heavily-armed gang of hijackers aboard a New York subway train prepare to make their escape.

Concluded by William Hope.

John Godey's thriller abridged in 5-parts by Neville Teller.

A best-seller in 1973, 'The Taking of Pelham 123' was made into the 1974 film starring Walter Matthau and Robert Shaw, a 1998 TV-movie remake of the same title, and a 2009 film starring Denzel Washington and John Travolta. The novel's impact - and that of the subsequent 1974 film - apparently resulted in New York's City Transit Authority banning any scheduling of a train departing Pelham station at 1:23 for many years.

Using the pen name John Godey, Brooklyn-born author Morton Freedgood's crime novels include 'A Thrill a Minute With Jack Albany', 'Never Put Off Till Tomorrow What You Can Kill Today' and 'The Three Worlds of Johnny Handsome'.

Producer: Heather Larmour

Made for BBC Radio Extra by BBC Northern Ireland.

First broadcast in 2012.


SAT 02:30 Strictly Dance Hall (b0075vxz)
The Lucerna, Prague

Philip Sweeney visits one of Prague's most spectacular ballrooms, The Lucerna, which is underground. From August 1998.


SAT 03:00 Dostoyevsky - The Brothers Karamazov (b00yb5ch)
Episode 3

Following the violent encounter at the Karamazov home, Dmitry flees the town in search of Grushenka.

Starring Roy Marsden.

Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky's final novel published in 1880.

Dramatised by Melissa Murray.

Dmitry ...... Paul Hilton
Grushenka ...... Katy Cavanagh
Alyosha ...... Carl Prekopp
Lise ...... Emma Noakes
Mrs Khoklakova ...... Rachel Atkins
Grigory ...... Desmond McNamara
Makarov ...... Mark Straker
Andrey ...... Philip Fox
Trifon ...... Paul Richard Biggin
Musialowicz ...... Sam Dale
Constable ...... Saikat Ahamed
Revellers ...... Miranda Keeling/ Bethan Walker

Original music by David Pickvance.

Directors: Marc Beeby and Colin Guthrie

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2006.


SAT 04:00 Afternoon Reading (b00qplk8)
AL Kennedy - The Writing Life

The Author Away

2/3 The Author Away.
Stuck in the Northern Lodge Motel, Tasmania, with only foot long woodlice for company, maybe life on the road during the book tour isn't everything it's cracked up to be.

Producer Mark Smalley.


SAT 04:15 Simon Passmore - Offshore (b048616n)
A trip to France with her husband on a luxury motor yacht turns Sam's life upside down. Taut thriller starring Nadine Marshall.


SAT 05:00 Ring Around the Bath (b00nsnhg)
Series 1

Rick's Quarrel

A domestic dispute boosts Stella's battle to get her grown-up children to leave home. Stars Duncan Preston. From August 2003.


SAT 05:30 Smelling of Roses (b00dwnch)
Series 4

Episode 1

A theatre awards ceremony sparks no end of subterfuge for event organiser Rosie and her team. All thanks to some hypersensitive theatrical characters...

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
Crosby Grantham ..... Timothy West
Stella Steele ..... Richenda Carey

Producer: Maria Esposito

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2003.


SAT 06:00 Alan Ayckbourn - Joking Apart (b048jcjy)
Anthea and Richard are two people who just happen to be naturally charming and successful. They almost can't help themselves taking over other people's lives. Over twelve years their influence has unexpected results for their friends and associates.

Stars Jonathan Newth, Fiona Walker and Malcolm Hebden.


SAT 07:30 The House I Grew Up In (b007wb2w)
Series 1

Ian Paisley Jr

Wendy Robbins presents a series revisiting the childhood neighbourhoods of influential Britons.

Ian Paisley Jr takes Wendy on a tour of his family home in the traditional loyalist heartland of East Belfast, now regenerating itself in the new political climate.


SAT 08:00 Archive on 4 (b01hdp9g)
The Great Listener

Tony Parker was a ground-breaking writer and oral historian - the master of the tape-recorded interview. Whether talking to convicted murderers, the homeless, impotent men or unmarried mothers, his enigmatic quiet empathy meant that people opened up to him with immense honesty and trust. He was the Great Listener.

The result was a unique and expansive body of work, in which he shaped these real-life stories into compelling thematic narratives. By the time of his death in 1996, he had published scores of books, made documentaries for radio and television, and pioneered the genre of verbatim drama.

Although his work was always based on real people in real places, Parker gave all his interviewees and their locations pseudonyms, and he scrupulously destroyed all traces of the interviews-the tapes and the transcripts-once the books were published.

Alan Dein traces the story of Tony Parker through the archive that remains and along the way tries to get behind the pseudonyms and obfuscation and track down some of Tony Parker's interviewees to find out what it was like to open up to the Great Listener.

Producer: Martin Williams.


SAT 09:00 I Did It My Way (b00k21fj)
Simon Brett

Novelist, playwright and one-time BBC producer Simon Brett talks to Peter Reed about his radio life and times.

His radio series No Commitments, After Henry and Charles Paris are all firm favourites in the BBC Radio 4 Extra schedule. Simon recalls his first radio moments as a listener and later as a radio producer, revealing the career path he took along the way that saw him move into TV and writing

Featuring 'Frank Muir Goes Into... Television' (22/09/75), 'After Henry' (20/10/87), 'A Series Of Murders' (25/09/04) and 'Hoax!' (15/10/96).


SAT 12:00 A Small Town Murder (Omnibus) (b048jck0)
Series 6

Family Liaison Officer Jackie Hartwell continues her criminal investigations in the West Midlands. Starring Meera Syal.


SAT 13:15 In the Psychiatrist's Chair (b048jck2)
Lord Lawson

Nigel Lawson reflects on a high profile political life and keeping feelings private. With Dr Anthony Clare. From September 1988.

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 Dad's Army (b007jrbf)
Series 3

Turkey Dinner

Corporal Jones mistakenly shoots a bird, so the platoon hatch a plan to cook it for the old folk of Walmington-on-Sea.

The comic exploits of a Second World War Home Guard platoon.

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

Captain Mainwaring …. Arthur Lowe
Sergeant Wilson …. John Le Mesurier
Corporal Jones …. Clive Dunn
Private Frazer …. John Laurie
Private Godfrey …. Arnold Ridley
Private Pike …. Ian Lavender
Warden Hodges …. Bill Pertwee
Private Walker …. Larry Martyn
Vicar …. Frank Williams
Mrs Pike ...... Pearl Hackney
Mr Blewitt ...... Harold Bennett.
Announcer/Newsreader …. John Snagge

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1976.


SAT 14:30 Steptoe and Son (b007jp46)
Series 6

The Seven Steptoerai

When the Steptoes fall victim to threats, Albert decides it time to fight back.

Starring Wilfrid Brambell as Albert and Harry H Corbett as Harold. With Henry Woolf as Frankie Barrow.

Following the conclusion of their hugely successful association with Tony Hancock, writers Ray Galton and Alan Simpson wrote ten 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 eight series for TV.

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

Produced by Bobby Jaye.

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 2 in March 1976.


SAT 15:00 Archive on 4 (b01hdp9g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SAT 16:00 Alan Ayckbourn - Joking Apart (b048jcjy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 A Bit of Fry and Laurie (b0485v71)
Episode 1

An unusual first kiss, a vision of the future and some shocking TV soap revelations.

On their journey to international stardom - Cambridge Footlights graduates, Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie wrote and starred together in a pilot followed by four acclaimed TV series of 'A Bit of Fry & Laurie' from 1989 to 1995.

Hugh Laurie introduces the first of two audio collections of choice comedy morsels culled from the BBC TV soundtracks.

Producer: Aled Evans

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1994.


SAT 18:00 EM Forster - The Machine Stops (b048jcvg)
A world in which people can only communicate through a machine sounds like the internet today. But this story, written in 1909, takes us to a future where the machine has become an all-powerful God.

EM Forster's story dramatised by Gregory Norminton.

Stars Gemma Jones as Vashi, John McAndrew as Kuno and Jillie Meers as the Computer.

Director: Jane Morgan
Producer: Marilyn Imrie
Made for BBC Radio 4 by Catherine Bailey Productions.

First broadcast in 2001.


SAT 18:45 HG Wells (b01mm3cf)
The First Men in the Moon

Episode 4

Intrepid explorers Bedford and Cavor must run for their lives to escape the inhabitants of the moon - the Selenites.

First published in 1901, HG Wells’ novel abridged by Neville Teller.

Read by Tim Pigott-Smith.

Producer: David Roper

Made by Heavy Entertainment for BBC Radio 4 and first broadcast in July 2007.


SAT 19:00 I Did It My Way (b00k21fj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 The Mark Steel Solution (b007k191)
Series 3

Crime

The radical comedian proposes a way of solving punishments for criminal acts, once and for all.


SAT 22:30 The Ape That Got Lucky (b0080nk7)
Social Development

The real story of the human brain.

According to scientists, it’s developed to help us cope with our unpleasantly complicated social lives.

A spoof exploration of the fascinating subject of human evolution.

Starring Chris Addison.

With Professor Austin Herring (aka Geoffrey McGivern ), Jo Enright and Dan Tetsell.

Written by Chris Addison and Carl Cooper.

Producer: Simon Nicholls

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2005.


SAT 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b04b5x44)
For two hours, seven nights a week, the Comedy Club offers the best comedy around. Arthur Smith chats to Shappi Khorsandi.


SAT 23:00 The Nick Revell Show (b00cnhys)
Series 2

The Wedding

Preparing for his old flame's nuptials, writer Nick is seething over the way she dumped him.

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

With:

Alistair McGowan
Doon MacKichan
Brian Bowles
Leslie Sharp
Joanna Brookes
Elizabeth Bennet
Stephen Tomkinson

Producer: Ioan Magnusson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1993.


SAT 23:30 The Masterson Inheritance (b007jpyh)
Series 2

Last Word to the Mastersons

Living off the land, will there be tears for the Masterson family before milking time?

The award-winning improvised historical family saga based entirely on audience suggestions.

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

Producer: Phil Clarke

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1994.



SUNDAY 06 JULY 2014

SUN 00:00 EM Forster - The Machine Stops (b048jcvg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 00:45 HG Wells (b01mm3cf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:45 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 Archive on 4 (b01hdp9g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:00 A Small Town Murder (Omnibus) (b048jck0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 on Saturday]


SUN 03:15 In the Psychiatrist's Chair (b048jck2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:15 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 Alan Ayckbourn - Joking Apart (b048jcjy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 A Bit of Fry and Laurie (b0485v71)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 HE Bates - Love for Lydia Omnibus (b007jvl9)
Episode 1

Winter has come to Evensford. As the first snowflakes of 1931 settle, Lydia Aspen has come to live with her two aunts.

Richardson, a young reporter on the local paper, watches as the shy heiress passes by in a Daimler. His editor tells him "go and get the story"...

Stars Tim Pigott-Smith as Older Richardson, Jordan Frieda as Richardson, Juliet Aubrey as Lydia, Margaret Tyzack as Miss Bertie, Angela Thorne as Miss Juliana, Philip Fox as Bretherton and Jamie Bamber as Tom.

HE Bates's semi-autobiographical novel (published in 1952) dramatised by Vivienne Allen.

Director: Tracey Neale

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2004.


SUN 07:15 A Week at the Pitt Rivers (b048jfgj)
The Archaeologist

Views of Oxford's Aladdin's cave for anthropologists, the Pitt Rivers Museum. Archaeologist Barry Cunliffe examines amulets. From April 1999.


SUN 07:30 Clare in the Community (b00stq0j)
Series 6

In The Dog House

Clare is entranced by a dog that follows her into work. Brian is less entranced. However, the dog comes in useful when there's a bump in the night.

Clare Barker is the self-absorbed social worker who has the right jargon for every problem she comes across, though never a practical solution. But there are plenty of challenges out there for an involved, caring social worker. Or even Clare.

Clare ..... Sally Phillips
Brian ..... Alex Lowe
Ray ..... Richard Lumsden
Helen/Tamzin ..... Liza Tarbuck
Megan/Nali ..... Nina Conti
Libby ..... Jess Robinson
Clerk/WPC ..... Alex Tregear
Jonathan/Burglar ..... Paterson Joseph

Written by Harry Venning and David Ramsden

Producer: Katie Tyrrell.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2010.


SUN 08:00 Beyond Our Ken (b009hf0z)
From 10/06/1960

Kenneth Horne entertains the Poetry Circle, and Hornerama probes city money-makers. With Kenneth Williams. From June 1960.


SUN 08:30 A Life of Bliss (b048nbwt)
Finding a Girlfriend

Matchmakers galore target terribly shy and awkward bachelor David Bliss, who is feeling lost without a girlfriend...

Starring George Cole as David Bliss, Petula Clark as Penny Gay, Percy Edwards as Psyche the dog, Diana Churchill as Ann, Colin Gordon as Tony, Gladys Young as Mrs Bliss, Ernest Jay as Mr Bliss, Gladys Henson as Mrs Henson, Elsa Palmer as the neighbour and Ruth Trouncer as Pauline.

Godfrey Harrison's sitcom about bashful, bumbling bachelor David Alexander Bliss began in 1953 on the BBC Home Service and ran for six series of 118 episodes concluding in 1969 when a TV series was made. Sadly only 6 radio episodes survived in the BBC archive.

For the first 7 episodes, David Tomlinson played David, but the rest starred the future star of The St Trinian's films, destined to find great fame as the dodgy Arthur Daley in ITV's Minder - George Cole.

Announcer: Kenneth Kendall
The BBC Variety Orchestra conducted by Paul Fenhoulet.
Producer: Leslie Bridgmont

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in October 1954.


SUN 09:00 Mary Wesley - Haphazard House (b048ndny)
Episode 1

4 Extra Debut. Impoverished and desperate, Pa Fuller's reckless bet and acquisition of a panama hat changes all. Starring James Nickerson.


SUN 09:30 What's So Great About ...? (b00c7fbx)
Series 1

Bob Dylan

Comedian and actor Lenny Henry asks "What's So Great About...?" people, things, institutions and aspects of contemporary life that frequently go unexplored, unchallenged and widely accepted but which he, personally doesn't really buy.

In this episode, he questions the greatness of Bob Dylan.

Lenny - a great fan of Soul music and Rhythm & Blues - gets to grips one recording artist he never really "got". From the time he was a teenager in Dudley in the early 70s he had to listen to his schoolmate Greg Stokes tell him what a "classic" the Dylan album 'Blonde On Blonde' was; and ever since friends have been trying to convince him that "His Bobness", as Lenny describes him, is the one recording artist to whom he should really devote his energies.

It's now make or break time and Lenny assembles a band of musicians and fans to see if they can, once and for all, change his mind.

"Dear oh dear", says Lenny. "That whine! That grating music!"

Poet Laureate Andrew Motion, Kris Kristofferson, Bryan Ferry, Jools Holland and Al Kooper, who played with Dylan on some of his most famous albums in the 1960s, are among the defence team.

It seems they have their work cut out.

Producer: Patrick Gregory

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2008.


SUN 10:00 The Reunion (b00tkpc1)
Miss World 1970

In 1970, the Miss World held at the Royal Albert Hall in London was disrupted by feminists protesting that the competition was a cattle market. Bob Hope, presenting the event, stood on a stage pelted with tomatoes and flour bombs. Bouncers were sprayed with blue ink. The women disrupting the competition shouted: 'we're not beautiful, we're not ugly, we're angry.'

Bob Hope's less than enlightened verdict on the events was that anyone who might disrupt Miss World 'must be on some kind of dope'. But the Women's Liberation Movement proved otherwise.

The Women's Liberation Movement's protests at the Miss World contest were not solely aimed at rejecting the event itself though, but more at the implications of the wider exploitation of women in society. Economically and socially, women were subject to continual discrimination and the epitome of such prejudice was highlighted by this public celebration of female beauty.

The programme looks at the event through the eyes of the participants who were involved both on and off stage. It examines their motives for participating in the protest and how those organising the event and taking part as contestants felt about the contest. Sue is joined by the former Miss World of 1970; Jennifer Hosten, one of the key organisers; Peter Jolley and protestors Sally Alexander and Jo Robinson.

Producer: Christina Captieux
A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.


SUN 10:45 Afternoon Reading (b00s0cxs)
Helen Simpson - In-Flight Entertainment

Squirrel

Three short stories taken from Helen Simpson's new collection, In-Flight Entertainment.

A family discussion over the fate of a trapped squirrel veers unexpectedly close to revealing a shocking truth

Reader: Sian Thomas.

Abridged and Produced by Joanna Green.

This is a Pier production for BBC Radio 4.


SUN 11:00 This American Life (b048nl9c)
Rest Stop

Nine radio producers. Two days. One rest stop on the New York State Thruway. In this show, we'll bring you stories of people who are just passing through, and people who are at the rest stop every day-working. One of them has worked there since 1969. A bunch of others came from Asia and eastern Europe to pour coffee for travelers. US public radio show from 2009.

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 HE Bates - Love for Lydia Omnibus (b007jvl9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SUN 13:15 A Week at the Pitt Rivers (b048jfgj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today]


SUN 13:30 Cadfael (b007k42n)
One Corpse Too Many

With England at civil war in 1138 - among the bodies of those accused of treason, lies one that was not executed.

Brother Cadfael has a murder on his hands.

Mystery starring Glyn Houston as Brother Cadfael.

Written by Ellis Peters and dramatised by Alan Downer.

Brother Cadfael ...... Glyn Houston
Godith Adeney Jane Slavin
King Stephen ...... Richard Tate
Gilbert Prestcote ...... John Moffatt
Adam Courcelle ...... Geoffrey Whitehead
Aline Siward ...... Joan Walker
Hugh Berringer ...... Ken Cumberlidge
Edric Flesher ...... Brian Miller
Petronilla Flesher ...... Dilys Laye
Torold Blund ...... Paul Downing
Lame Osbern ...... Ian Targett
Brother Oswald ...... David Goudge

Producer: Gerry Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1990.


SUN 15:00 Beyond Our Ken (b009hf0z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 15:30 A Life of Bliss (b048nbwt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


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


SUN 17:00 Mary Wesley - Haphazard House (b048ndny)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SUN 17:30 What's So Great About ...? (b00c7fbx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


SUN 18:00 The Female Ghost (b007517g)
The Demon Lover

Mrs Drover nervously returns to her old London house in the Blitz to discover a letter on the hall table - a reminder of a special rendezvous she can't fully recollect.

A series of ghostly stories by women dramatised by Christopher Hawes.

Elizabeth Bowen's eerie tale stars Jenny Howe as Mrs Drover, Stephen Thorne as , Jonathan Keeble as the Soldier, Christopher Scott as Mr Drover, Maggie Steed as Elizabeth Bowen, Shirley Dixon as Mother and Stephen Thorne as Father.

Producer: Marion Nancarrow

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1997.


SUN 18:30 I Am Legend by Richard Matheson (b007k0tb)
2. Tomb

Earth's last living man, Robert Neville, discovers that his wife's tomb is a lair for vampires.

Richard Matheson's 1954 cult classic set in 1976 USA. One of the 20th century's most significant vampire novels, combining sci-fi and horror.

Read by Angus McInnes.

Abridged by Scott Stainton Miller.

Producer: Eilidh McCreadie

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by BBC Scotland and first broadcast in January 2006.


SUN 19:00 This American Life (b048nl9c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 20:00 My Own Right Hand Shall Do It (b048nsjd)
4 Extra Debut. Sir Walter Scott suffers a grievous financial blow late in life, so sets to new work with zeal. Stars Alec Guinness. From February 1974.


SUN 20:45 Creme de la Crime (b0089jzj)
Carrion up the Jungle

Mutiny, murder, and a possible parking fine in a dastardly case of felony afloat.

David Pershore travels to the tropics of the Far East. That is, if he can bear to have the inoculations.

Recalled by Michael Feydeau -TV's much-loved Inspector Niblett - and crime expert David Pershore

Using a daring mixture of reconstructions, interviews, music and specially made noises, tales from the vaults of villainy.

Written by and starring Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis.

With:
Olivia Colman
Ewan Bailey

Director: Adam Bromley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2003.


SUN 21:00 The Reunion (b00tkpc1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


SUN 21:45 Afternoon Reading (b00s0cxs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today]


SUN 22:00 Clare in the Community (b00stq0j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 22:30 I Think I've Got a Problem (b007wwdc)
Series 1

Episode 2

Having been arrested for inciting a near riot at a football match, Tom is sentenced to do community service at an old folks home where he meets an aging banjo player who can also see his "imaginary" band.

Will Charlie prove to Sadie that he's not going mad? Will there be lots of dancing and singing on the terraces? Will there be a pun about "perfect-pitch..?

Andrew McGibbon and Nick Romero's everyday story about a man who can't stop himself from breaking into song.

Suggs ..... Tom Caine
Bob Monkhouse ..... Dr Boone
Mika Simmons ..... Sadie
Phil Cornwell ..... Bouche
Michael Roberts ..... Clammy Clemence
Andrew McGibbon ..... Jake
Nick Romero ..... Monty DeVere
Emma Clarke ..... Judge

Songs: Andrew McGibbon. Nick Romero and Suggs

Director: Chris Neill

Producers: Torquil MacLeod. Julian Mayers and Andrew McGibbon.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2001.


SUN 23:00 Eric Idle - Radio 5 (b048nstt)
From 20/04/1974

Rising prices, bandleader's pets and some startling theories...

An eclectic hour of music choices with self-penned sketches, for which Eric provides all of the voices.

Radio 5 was Eric Idle's first solo venture, post-Monty Python, for BBC Radio 1.

Ever the innovator, Idle's Radio 5 pre-dated the real BBC network of that name by some 18 years!

Producer: Clive Burrows

First broadcast on BBC Radio 1 medium wave and VHF in April 1974.



MONDAY 07 JULY 2014

MON 00:00 The Female Ghost (b007517g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 00:30 I Am Legend by Richard Matheson (b007k0tb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 The Reunion (b00tkpc1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


MON 01:45 Afternoon Reading (b00s0cxs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]


MON 02:00 Beyond Our Ken (b009hf0z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:30 A Life of Bliss (b048nbwt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 on Sunday]


MON 03:00 Clare in the Community (b00stq0j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Sunday]


MON 03:30 Cadfael (b007k42n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:30 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Mary Wesley - Haphazard House (b048ndny)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 What's So Great About ...? (b00c7fbx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jl9k)
The Smithfield Murders

1. Filth and Fat and Blood and Foam

A gruesome murder at London's Smithfield meat market sparks another troubling investigation for Detective Superintendent Julie Enfield.

Starring Imelda Staunton as Detective Superintendent Julie Enfield.

Atmospheric thriller written by Nick Fisher.

DSI Julie Enfield ..... Imelda Staunton
Dad ...... Geoffrey Matthews
DS Lawrence Evans ...... Ross Livingstone
Sally ...... Jane Whittenshaw
Benjamin Travis ...... Geoffrey Whitehead
Joey Jones ...... Don McCorkindale
Miss Sayers ...... Linda Regan
Terence Johns ...... David Bannerman
Rachel Jones ...... Jilly Bond
Micky Matthews ...... John Hollis
Doctor ...... Stephen Thorne

Producer: Richard Wortley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1995.


MON 06:30 Where Were You When Bambi's Mother Was Shot? (b007692f)
Ian Christie explores the impact the animated classic had on a generation of children growing up in war-torn Britain. From August 2002.


MON 07:00 Elephants to Catch Eels (b007mcc4)
Series 1

Episode 1

If smugglers were the rock stars of the day, Tamsyn Trelawny was Drumlin Bay's very own Ms Dynamite-ee-ee.

But how will she cope when a keen young soldier from London is appointed the new local customs collector.?

18th century Cornish village sitcom by the writers of Dead Ringers - Tom Jamieson and Nev Fountain.

Starring Lucy Speed as Tamsyn Trelawny, John Bowe as Jago Trelawny, Cameron Stewart as Major Thomas Falconer, Andrew McGibbon as Captain Marriot, Martin Hyder as Squire Bascombe, Julia Deakin as Lady Mary, Mark Felgate as Dewey and Phil Nice as Various Characters.

Producer: Jan Ravens.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2003.


MON 07:30 I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue (b047ws80)
Series 61

Episode 1

The 61st series of Radio 4's multi award-winning 'antidote to panel games' promises yet more quality, desk-based entertainment for all the family. The series starts its run at the Theatre Royal in Norwich, where regulars Barry Cryer, Graeme Garden and Tim Brooke-Taylor are joined on the panel by Susan Calman, with Jack Dee as the programme's reluctant chairman. Regular listeners will know to expect inspired nonsense, pointless revelry and Colin Sell at the piano.

Producer - Jon Naismith.


MON 08:00 J Kingston Platt's Showbiz Handbook (b007jzkv)
Brian Allington

The common image of the breed of actors as selfish, chameleonic and unreliable is almost always quite unjustified.

After all, to be realistic, what sort of professional future could someone like that possibly expect to have?

The doyen of British show business, J Kingston Platt shares reminiscences drawn from the wealth and the poverty of his experience from the past 40 years.

Performed and written by Peter Jones.

Producer: Pete Atkin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1986.


MON 08:30 The Navy Lark (b048nyk2)
Accredited

Phillips has money worries and a worn-out uniform. Can his HMS Troutbridge crew-mate Pertwee help him out?

Stars Leslie Phillips, Jon Pertwee and Stephen Murray.

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

The Sub-Lieutenant ...... Leslie Phillips
The Chief Petty Officer ...... Jon Pertwee
The Number One ...... Stephen Murray
Captain Povey ...... Richard Caldicot
Heather ...... Heather Chasen
Nunky ...... Tenniel Evans
The Padre ....... Michael Bates
Clarence ...... Nigel Graham
AS Tiddy ...... Lawrie Wyman

Written by Lawrie Wyman.

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in November 1968.


MON 09:00 North by Northamptonshire (b00sxj24)
Series 1

Episode 4

Sheila Hancock heads a stunning cast including Mackenzie Crook, Penelope Wilton, Felicity Montagu and Kevin Eldon. This is a clever, funny and touching series about a small town in the middle of Northamptonshire as it prepares for a talent night.

Written by and also starring Katherine Jakeways.

It's Town Talent Night at last and Ken and Keith are busy fine-tuning their pet whippets' dance routine.

Everyone nervously awaits the arrival of the celebrity judge Lady Ballantyne who is unfortunately in the spotlight for being the most recent Royal racist.

Jan does her last minute preparations for her trip to Australia. Will she be going alone or could she possibly dare to dream that Jonathan might join her at the last minute?

And finally supermarket manager Rod (Mackenzie Crook) gets to take Tanya from till 4 on a date. The true measure of success will be how many packets of scampi fries they consume. Will it be just the one? Or perhaps too many to count?

Narrator ...... Sheila Hancock
Rod ...... Mackenzie Crook
Mary ...... Penelope Wilton
Jan ...... Felicity Montagu
Jonathan ...... Kevin Eldon
Esther ...... Katherine Jakeways
Keith ...... John Biggins
Frank ...... Rufus Wright
Taxi Driver ...... Rufus Wright
Lady Ballantyne ...... Lizzie Roper
Angela Lizzie Roper

Producer: Claire Jones.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2010.


MON 09:30 Sketchorama (b048nyk4)
Series 3

Episode 3

Tom Tuck presents the pick of the best live sketch groups currently performing on the UK comedy circuit - featuring three up and coming groups in character, improv, broken and musical sketch comedy.

In this programme:

Four Screws Loose.
New Act of the Year finalists, featuring Richard Caine, Joseph Elliot, Thom Ford and Conan House.
They have performed in prestigious comedy venues from London to Edinburgh (via, naturally, Yeovil) and alongside top acts such as Ardal O'Hanlon, Patrick Kielty, Alex Zane, Frisky and Mannish and Boy With Tape on his Face.

The Jest.
Recently slimmed down from a nine-person sketch group Simply the Jest, who performed at the Fringe from 2011 to 2013. The Jest is made up of University of Exeter graduates Ella Ainsworth (School of Comedy on Channel 4 and at The Pleasance, the BBC's Hustle and Being Human), Tristan Rogers, Jack Stanley (Little Britain, 2005 film The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy), Luke Theobald (runner-up on an episode of Pointless. Hell yeah!) and Bryony Twydle.

Birthday Girls.
Beattie Edmondson, Rose Johnson and Camille Ucan. Collectively, individually and existentially they have been seen or heard on things like Live At The Electric (BBC3), Absolutely Fabulous, Dick & Dom's Funny Business (BBC2) and the first series of Sketchorama in their former sketch collective Lady Garden.

Producer: Gus Beattie.
A Comedy Unit production for BBC Radio 4.


MON 10:00 Dostoyevsky - The Brothers Karamazov (b00ybxz9)
Episode 4

As Dmitry goes on trial for the murder of his father, Alyosha desperately seeks proof of his innocence.

Starring Roy Marsden.

Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky's final novel published in 1880.

Dramatised by Melissa Murray.

Dmitry ...... Paul Hilton
Ivan ...... Nicholas Boulton
Alyosha ...... Carl Prekopp
Mrs Khoklakova ...... Rachel Atkins
Katerina ...... Juliet Aubrey
Grushenka ...... Katy Cavanagh
Smerdyakov ...... Joseph Kloska
Grigory ...... Desmond McNamara
Judge ...... Ian Masters
Prosecutor ...... Philip Fox
Fetyokovich ...... Mark Straker
Devil ...... Sam Dale
Spectators ...... Paul Richard Biggin/ Saikat Ahamed/ Bethan Walker/ Miranda Keeling

Original music by David Pickvance.

Directors: Marc Beeby and Colin Guthrie

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2006.


MON 11:00 Afternoon Reading (b00qplk6)
AL Kennedy - The Writing Life

In the Public Eye

3/3: In the Public Eye
Meet the author - what maniac thought of that? ALK proposes her 10 Point Plan to surviving the insatiable demands of the press, whilst living uncomfortably alongside her multi-mediated virtual presence.

Producer Mark Smalley.


MON 11:15 Loose Ends (b048hzvn)
Clive Anderson, Sebastian Faulks, Stella Rimington, John Sessions, Alfie Moore, Arthur Smith, tUnE-yArDs, Jose James

Clive takes Illegal Action with author and former head of MI5 Stella Rimington, whose new novel 'Close Call' is the 8th in the gripping Liz Carlyle series. Liz and her MI5 Counter Terrorism unit have the international under-the-counter arms trade under surveillance, following an attack on CIA agent Miles Brookhaven in a Middle Eastern souk.

Clive goes walkies with actor and comedian John Sessions, who's starring as landlord Mr. Thorne, in 'Pudsey the Dog: The Movie'; a heartwarming adventure for all the family. Pudsey is a cheeky London stray who meets siblings Molly, George and Tommy. When the family move to the sleepy village of Chuffington, Pudsey tags along, much to the dismay of Mr. Thorne and his cat Faustus.

'Ello 'ello 'ello..Arthur Smith's on the beat with comedian Alfie Moore, who, after 18 years at the Humberside Police Force, hung up his helmet and became a professional comedian. He's now starring in Radio 4's 'It's a Fair Cop', which involves the audience having to think like a Police Officer to solve some hilarious scenarios.

Clive's in the trenches with novelist Sebastian Faulks, who's edited, (alongside Dr. Hope Wolf), 'A Broken World - Letters and Diaries and Memories of the Great War', which tells of the conflict and its aftermath through memories and stories. Also published this week is a World War One Centenary Edition of Sebastian's book 'Birdsong'. Taught in both schools and universities, 'Birdsong' is one of the nation's favourite books.

Music from tUnE-yArDs who perform 'Real Thing' from their album Nicki Nack. And more music from José James, who performs Anywhere U Go from his album While You Were Sleeping

Producer: Sukey Firth.


MON 12:00 J Kingston Platt's Showbiz Handbook (b007jzkv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 The Navy Lark (b048nyk2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jl9k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 Where Were You When Bambi's Mother Was Shot? (b007692f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b00stlcf)
FM Mayor - The Rector's Daughter

Episode 1

Juliet Stevenson reads FM Mayor's unfairly Neglected Classic, the story of a plain, reliable parson's daughter whose life of duty and service is thrown into confusion by an unexpected and unsought love affair. Today we are introduced to Mary and her country home.

The Reader is Juliet Stevenson
Abridger Sally Marmion
Producer Di Speirs

FM Mayor's masterful novel, The Rector's Daughter, is a rare thing - a novel with a deceptively small canvas, set in the backwaters of a dull East Anglia a century ago, but still as fresh as ever. Much loved by those who have discovered it, it now comes to Radio 4 as one of the Open Book listeners' Neglected Classics.

At the heart of the novel lie the fortunes of Mary Jocelyn, a dutiful and devoted daughter content to live out her destiny under the leaden East Anglian skies she loves, to find solace in a robin's song and in the rare moments of warmth from her aged and formidable father. But on losing the one soul who really loved and needed her, Mary finds herself unbearably lonely, and for the first time open to new horizons.

With deft precision, FM Mayor captures the emotions stirring in Mary's heart and the pain of thwarted middle aged desire. With her unerring eye, she reveals both the bitterness and strengths of a happy marriage. The Rector's Daughter is acerbic and poignant and much deserves its loyal fans and its place within Radio 4's Neglected Classics season.

FM Mayor was born in 1872 and read History at Newnham College Cambridge when university education was still a rare adventure for a woman. Her fiance died in India and she remained within her family circle for the rest of her life (her father was a clergyman like Mary's). She published four novels and a collection of short stories, of which The Rector's Daughter is the best known; it was much praised on publication by Rebecca West, Rosamund Lehmann, E M Forster and Virginia Woolf. Plagued by ill health, she died in 1932 aged 60.


MON 14:15 Sport and the British (b01blfjy)
Playing Like Ladies

Clare Balding discovers that the freedoms Victorian public school girls found on the sports field were a precursor to the political and social freedoms that would change British society forever.

She visits Cheltenham Ladies College, founded in 1854. Headmistress, Dorothea Beale's vision for her girls was nothing short of a quiet revolution. Pupils began to do gymnastics, swimming and later, hockey and netball allowing them a physical freedom that previous generations had never known.

Readers, Sean Baker, Jo Munro and Jane Lawrence
Producer: Sara Conkey.


MON 14:30 HE Bates - Love for Lydia (b007jvlf)
Episode 6

After the death of his friend, Richardson cuts himself off from the group and their familiar surroundings. But while out walking one day he comes across a figure he recognises.

Stars Tim Pigott-Smith as Older Richardson, Jordan Frieda as Richardson, Juliet Aubrey as Lydia, Jamie Bamber as Tom. Clare Corbett as Nancy and Tom Mannion as McKechnie.

HE Bates's semi-autobiographical novel (published in 1952) dramatised by Vivienne Allen.

Director: Tracey Neale

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2004.


MON 14:45 Book of the Week (b00ltrn9)
Martin Stannard - Muriel Spark: The Biography

Episode 1

Hannah Gordon reads from Martin Stannard's biography of the acclaimed Scottish novelist, written with full access to her letters and papers.

Abridged by Rosemary Goring.


MON 15:00 Dostoyevsky - The Brothers Karamazov (b00ybxz9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b048p6n3)
Tracking Penguins and the Music of Hawaii

Mel Giedroyc on the science behind tracking penguins and the twang of the Ukulele. Plus, the story of Abraham Hannibal, the Ethiopian slave who became a Russian military leader.


MON 17:00 Second Thoughts (b007jx4k)
Series 2

Overtaken By Events

Hannah's driving her mother round the bend, while son Joe is discovering girls.

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

Stars Lynda Bellingham as Faith, James Bolam as Bill, Celia Imrie as Hilary, Kelda Holmes as Hannah, Mark Denham as Joe.

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

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

Producer: Sioned Wiliam

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1989.


MON 17:30 Elephants to Catch Eels (b007mcc4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 18:00 North by Northamptonshire (b00sxj24)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 18:30 A Good Read (b048p6n5)
Jo Brand and Jonathan Meades

Tom Sutcliffe, Jo Brand and Jonathan Meades discuss books by Michel Tournier, John Carey and John Banville. From 1997.

The Ogre by Michel Tournier
Publisher: John Hoplins Press

The Book of Evidence by John Banville
Publisher: Minerva Publications

Faber Book of Reportage edited by John Carey
Publisher: Faber.


MON 19:00 J Kingston Platt's Showbiz Handbook (b007jzkv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 The Navy Lark (b048nyk2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jl9k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 Where Were You When Bambi's Mother Was Shot? (b007692f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 Afternoon Reading (b00qplk6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:15 Loose Ends (b048hzvn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


MON 22:00 I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue (b047ws80)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 Sketchorama (b048nyk4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


MON 23:00 The News Quiz Extra (b048p6n7)
Series 11

Episode 5

A satirical review of the week's news, chaired by Sandi Toksvig, with Jeremy Hardy, Andy Hamilton, Fred Macaulay and Samira Ahmed.


MON 23:45 Foley and McColl: The Interview (b0076d8h)
Placebo

The duo tell Parky about their lean years. Stars Sean Foley, Hamish McColl and Michael Parkinson. From March 2003.



TUESDAY 08 JULY 2014

TUE 00:00 Book at Bedtime (b00stlcf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:15 Sport and the British (b01blfjy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 HE Bates - Love for Lydia (b007jvlf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Monday]


TUE 00:45 Book of the Week (b00ltrn9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 North by Northamptonshire (b00sxj24)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 A Good Read (b048p6n5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jl9k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 Where Were You When Bambi's Mother Was Shot? (b007692f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 Dostoyevsky - The Brothers Karamazov (b00ybxz9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 Afternoon Reading (b00qplk6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:15 Loose Ends (b048hzvn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 Second Thoughts (b007jx4k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 Elephants to Catch Eels (b007mcc4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jl9y)
The Smithfield Murders

2. Blue Bummarees

Detective Superintendent Julie Enfield's father gets on well with his paid carer, but her investigation darkens amidst the 'Blue Bummarees' of the market. There's also a surprise flirtation...

Starring Imelda Staunton as Detective Superintendent Julie Enfield.

Atmospheric thriller written by Nick Fisher.

DSI Julie Enfield ..... Imelda Staunton
Dad ...... Geoffrey Matthews
DS Lawrence Evans ...... Ross Livingstone
Sally ...... Jane Whittenshaw
Paulo ..... Sean Barrett
Benjamin Travis ...... Geoffrey Whitehead
Joey Jones ...... Don McCorkindale
Sadie Stern ...... Linda Regan
Henry Sinclair ...... John Turner

Producer: Richard Wortley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1995.


TUE 06:30 Audience Profiled (b0076d6d)
Crowd Control

John Florance investigates how the etiquette of classical music audiences has changed over the centuries. From March 2003.


TUE 07:00 Snap (b0133ldg)
Series 3

Episode 5

Doug and Molly’s attempts to rekindle their romance after divorcing are hampered by his mum who’s convalescing after tripping over. Molly is not impressed...

Paul Mendelson's sitcom stars Rebecca Lacey as Molly, Paul Venables as Doug, Soumaya Keynes as Kaz, Jessie Sullivan as Ryan, Marlene Sidaway as Annie, Robin Weaver as Dawn and Jonathan Tafler as Raymond.

Producer: David Ian Neville

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2005


TUE 07:30 Beauty of Britain (b01064yj)
Series 2

Laurelmead

No professional care-worker can afford to miss Beauty Olonga's survival guide to Britain - its overheated houses, its disappointing church services and its world-class charity shops. Series 2 of this Radio 4 comedy follows Beauty's continuing adventures as the Featherdown Agency sends her to provide care for the elderly.

Beauty sees herself as an inspiration to other African girls hoping to live the dream in Britain. The series breaks the embarrassed silence about what happens to us when we get old and start to lose our faculties. It shows the process in all its chaotic, tragi-comedy but it does so from the point of view of Beauty, whose Zimbabwean Shona background has taught her to respect age. Beauty sees Britain at its best, its worst and also sometimes without its clothes on running the wrong way down the M6 with a toy dog shouting 'Come on!'

'A British care home is basically a big house named after a tree' observes Beauty, as she decides to work at Laurelmead this week. A change from her usual live in work, but working for the care home brings its own difficulties. There is some good news- her church choir is through to the regional finals of 'Go for Gospel'.

Beauty ... Jocelyn Jee Esien
Kriss ... Felix Dexter
Neville ... Clive Swift
Mrs Gupte ... Indira Joshi
Anil ... Paul Sharma
Worship Leader Wayne ... Lloyd Thomas
Uncle Custard ... Chris Douglas
Sandra ... Nicola Sanderson

The music for the series was performed by The West End Gospel Choir.
Written by Christopher Douglas and Nicola Sanderson
The producer is Tilusha Ghelani.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2011.


TUE 08:00 The Goon Show (b007jnxg)
Ill Met by Goonlight

Neddie Seagoon is sent to capture the German general who commands the island of Crete. Stars Spike Milligan. From March 1957.


TUE 08:30 The Al Read Show (b008xzwj)
From 28/10/1995

Right monkey! Al takes a peek inside the world of horse racing.

A compilation of the legendary Northern comic's 1950s monologues.

Originally produced at BBC North by Ronnie Taylor

Compilation produced by Mike Craig.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in October 1995.


TUE 09:00 The News Quiz Extra (b048p6n7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:45 Foley and McColl: The Interview (b0076d8h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:45 on Monday]


TUE 10:00 Dostoyevsky - The Brothers Karamazov (b00yc3jw)
Episode 5

Following Ivan's dramatic appearance at his brother's trial, Katerina prepares to deal Dmitry a fatal blow.

Starring Roy Marsden.

Conclusion of Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky's final novel published in 1880.

Dramatised by Melissa Murray.

Dmitry ...... Paul Hilton
Ivan ...... Nicholas Boulton
Alyosha ...... Carl Prekopp
Katerina ...... Juliet Aubrey
Grushenka ...... Katy Cavanagh
Lise ...... Emma Noakes
Mrs Khoklakova ...... Rachel Atkins
Grigory ...... Desmond McNamara
Devil ...... Sam Dale
Judge ...... Ian Masters
Prosecutor ...... Philip Fox
Fetyukovich ...... Mark Straker
Bystanders ...... Paul Richard Biggin/ Saikat Ahamed

Original music by David Pickvance.

Directors: Marc Beeby and Colin Guthrie

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2006.


TUE 11:00 Afternoon Reading (b00ryfxj)
Young Turks

The Happiness of Blond People

Award winning writer Elif Shafak's story, The Happiness of Blond People, finds a father attempting to change his family's fortunes by altering his image, but events do not go according to plan. The reader is Philip Arditti.

The Happiness of Blond People is the first in the short story series, Young Turks, which marks Istanbul's tenure as European City of Culture. The three stories explore Turkey's contemporary literary scene by showcasing the work of some of the nation's newest and youngest generation of writers.

The writer: Elif Shafak is an award-winning bestselling writer whose novel The Bastard of Istanbul was long listed for the Orange Prize. In the novel Shafak describes the massacres of Armenians as genocide, an opinion which led to her prosecution by the Turkish governemnt for insulting Turkishness.

The producer is Elizabeth Allard.


TUE 11:15 The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (b00k2d8t)
Series 1

The Daddy

Based in Botswana, owner and founder Precious Ramotswe takes on her first case and a new secretary. Stars Clare Benedict.


TUE 12:00 The Goon Show (b007jnxg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 The Al Read Show (b008xzwj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jl9y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 Audience Profiled (b0076d6d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b00stl6h)
FM Mayor - The Rector's Daughter

Episode 2

Juliet Stevenson reads F M Mayor's unfairly Neglected Classic, the story of a plain, reliable parson's daughter whose life of duty and service is thrown into confusion by an unexpected and unsought love affair. Today Mary's quiet life in the rectory is disturbed by a new visitor, Mr Herbert.

The Reader is Juliet Stevenson
Abridger Sally Marmion
Producer Di Speirs

FM Mayor's masterful novel, The Rector's Daughter, is a rare thing - a novel with a deceptively small canvas, set in the backwaters of a dull East Anglia a century ago, but still as fresh as ever. Much loved by those who have discovered it, it now comes to Radio 4 as one of the Open Book listeners' Neglected Classics.

At the heart of the novel lie the fortunes of Mary Jocelyn, a dutiful and devoted daughter content to live out her destiny under the leaden East Anglian skies she loves, to find solace in a robin's song and in the rare moments of warmth from her aged and formidable father. But on losing the one soul who really loved and needed her, Mary finds herself unbearably lonely, and for the first time open to new horizons.

With deft precision, FM Mayor captures the emotions stirring in Mary's heart and the pain of thwarted middle aged desire. With her unerring eye, she reveals both the bitterness and strengths of a happy marriage. The Rector's Daughter is acerbic and poignant and much deserves its loyal fans and its place within Radio 4's Neglected Classics season.

FM Mayor was born in 1872 and read History at Newnham College Cambridge when university education was still a rare adventure for a woman. Her fiance died in India and she remained within her family circle for the rest of life (her father was a clergyman like Mary's). She published four novels and a collection of short stories, of which The Rector's Daughter is the best known; it was much praised on publication by Rebecca West, Rosamund Lehmann, E M Forster and Virginia Woolf. Plagued by ill health, she died in 1932 aged 60.


TUE 14:15 Sport and the British (b01bllxk)
The Corinthian Ideal

Clare Balding examines the era when footballers were expected to be gentlemen,both on and off the pitch. The Football Association founded in 1863 was set up to ensure the boys that had attended the public schools of England could continue to play the game in adulthood by an agreed set of rules.They embodied the Corinthian spirit, the amateur ideal, one must not be seen to take sport too seriously, or to try too hard, superiority must be gained with apparent effortlessness. Clare looks at the life of C.B. Fry, the ultimate Corinthian - a polymath who could turn his hand to writing, politics, academia, cricket and football. In 1902 he was playing football for Corinthians and cricket for Surrey.

Reader, Brian Bowles
Producer: Lucy Lunt.


TUE 14:30 HE Bates - Love for Lydia (b007jvlh)
Episode 7

Richardson decides he has to move on. Tom is happy, but storm clouds are gathering. Stars Tim Pigott-Smith and Juliet Aubrey.


TUE 14:45 Book of the Week (b00lxjlq)
Martin Stannard - Muriel Spark: The Biography

Episode 2

Hannah Gordon reads from Martin Stannard's biography of the acclaimed Scottish novelist, written with full access to her letters and papers.

Marriage to an older man offers escape from the claustrophobia of Edinburgh's social microcosm, but the excesses of life in colonial Africa soon prove overwhelming.

Abridged by Rosemary Goring.


TUE 15:00 Dostoyevsky - The Brothers Karamazov (b00yc3jw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b048rzdg)
Patrick Stewart on Shakespeare, a robotic gut and the piano playing Thai elephant

Mel Giedroyc speaks to birthday boy, the X-Man himself, Patrick Stewart and hears about the odd musical pairing of one man and his elephant.


TUE 17:00 Up the Garden Path (b00898sz)
Series 2

Love's Labours

As her holiday in Wales comes to an end, Izzy argues with her fiance Charles.

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
Charles ...... David Robb
Dick ...... Mike Grady
Michael ...... Nicholas Le Prevost
Maria ...... Marty Cruickshank
Bill ...... Neil McCaul
Louise ...... Phyllida Nash

Producer: Jonathan James-Moore

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1988.


TUE 17:30 Snap (b0133ldg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 18:00 Act Your Age (b00g3hr8)
Series 1

Episode 5

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


TUE 18:30 Musical Genes (b00f5b1x)
Series 1

Lorna Luft

Tom Morton meets Lorna Luft, daughter of Judy Garland, to get the true story of life as the offspring of a legend.

Series searching for the true story behind some of our best loved musicians.

Producer: Deirdre Waldie

First broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland in October 2008.


TUE 19:00 The Goon Show (b007jnxg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 The Al Read Show (b008xzwj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jl9y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 Audience Profiled (b0076d6d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 Afternoon Reading (b00ryfxj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 21:15 The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (b00k2d8t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


TUE 22:00 Beauty of Britain (b01064yj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 Concrete Cow (b0076jvx)
Series 1

Episode 4

The personal problems of King Midas who's not sure whether life is as good as gold? - and a man hunting a pig in his living room.

This show is the product of a CD player, a beardy man pressing a button, a shiny disc that spins round really fast, a laser, some wires, a transmitter, an aerial, your ears and your brain.

Starring Olivia Colman, Sally Hawkins, Steven Kynman, Chris Pavlo and Robert Webb.

Written by James Cary, Sally Hawkins, Catherine Shepherd, Tim Higham, Stuart Barker and Adam Bromley.

Producer: Adam Bromley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2002


TUE 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b04b5xc7)
For two hours, seven nights a week, the Comedy Club offers the best comedy around. Sara Pascoe chats to John Robins.


TUE 23:00 Bleak Expectations (b00nw3rs)
Series 3

A Horrible Life Un-Ruined and Then Re-Ruined a Lot

Pip, Harry, Pippa and Ripely are reduced to abject poverty on the banks of the Thames.

Will Pip and Harry be able to find work, or will they have to end their days eating mud and listening to the gloating of Mr Benevolent?

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

Sir Philip ...... Richard Johnson
Young Pip Bin ...... Tom Allen
Gently Benevolent ...... Anthony Head
Harry Biscuit ...... James Bachman
Barker Wackwallop ...... Geoffrey Whitehead
Ripely ...... Sarah Hadland
Pippa ...... Susy Kane
Vegetarian Lion ...... Mark Evans

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2009


TUE 23:30 Son of Cliche (b00pbx1y)
Weird Magazines

Spoofing student life and a meaty mammal.

Sketch comedy with Chris Barrie, Nick Maloney and Nick Wilton.

Written by Rob Grant and Doug Naylor.

Producer: Alan Nixon

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1984.



WEDNESDAY 09 JULY 2014

WED 00:00 Book at Bedtime (b00stl6h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:15 Sport and the British (b01bllxk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 HE Bates - Love for Lydia (b007jvlh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Tuesday]


WED 00:45 Book of the Week (b00lxjlq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 Act Your Age (b00g3hr8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 Musical Genes (b00f5b1x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jl9y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 02:30 Audience Profiled (b0076d6d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 Dostoyevsky - The Brothers Karamazov (b00yc3jw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 Afternoon Reading (b00ryfxj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:15 The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (b00k2d8t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 Up the Garden Path (b00898sz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 Snap (b0133ldg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jlb9)
The Smithfield Murders

3. Chef's Special

There's a fresh dead body down at Clerkenwell, but Detective Superintendent Julie Enfield's love affair is hotting up - before she becomes a victim of extreme cold.

Starring Imelda Staunton as Detective Superintendent Julie Enfield.

Atmospheric thriller written by Nick Fisher.

DSI Julie Enfield ..... Imelda Staunton
Dad ...... Geoffrey Matthews
Stephen Temple ...... Gavin Muir
Alex Wild ...... Deborah Berlin
DC Lawrence Evans ...... Ross Livingstone
Benjamin Travis ...... Geoffrey Whitehead
Henry Sinclair ...... John Turner

Producer: Richard Wortley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1995.


WED 06:30 Audience Profiled (b0076d9q)
Fever Pitch

John Florance explores the lives of some of the first pop stars - classical composers and musicians. From March 2003.


WED 07:00 Absolute Power (b007wwf1)
Series 3

Episode 1

Prentiss McCabe’s government retainer is under threat from a difficult and complicated task, which Martin so decorously puts it as “poking one right up the prime minister”.

Whilst Martin is enthused with the challenge, Charles is torn and admits to quite liking the PM.

Stephen Fry and John Bird star in Mark Tavener's biting satire.

Charles Prentiss and Martin McCabe return as spin masters in the world of government and media relations.

Charles Prentiss …. Stephen Fry
Martin McCabe …. John Bird

With:

Tony Gardner
Siobhan Hayes
Tom George
David Timpson

Music by Matthew Scott

Producer: Dawn Ellis

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2002.


WED 07:30 Start/Stop (b03c46ts)
Series 1

Lunch

A comedy about three couples sailing off in to the sunset. And sinking.

This week a lunch invitation looks like it might change everything.

Written and starring Jack Docherty. With Charlie Higson.

Producer: Steven Canny

Jack Docherty
Jack has an exceptional record of making stand-out comedy. He first performed at the 1980 Edinburgh Festival Fringe with the comedy sketch group The Bodgers and went on to write for radio and television including: Spitting Image, Alas Smith and Jones, Vic Reeves Big Night Out, Absolutely, The Lenny Henry Show, Max Headroom, Weekending, The News Huddlines and a ton of other things.
He has also performed in a huge variety of comedy shows including in The Comic Strip Presents, The Morwenna Banks Show, Monarch of the Glen, Red Dwarf V, The Old Guys and Badults. He has also featured in the Radio 4 comedies Baggage and Mordrin MacDonald - 21st Century Wizard and has appeared on various comedy panel shows including Have I Got News For You and It's Only TV But I Like It. Jack presented his own show The Jack Docherty Show which ran for 2 years on Channel 5.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2013.


WED 08:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jpvv)
Series 6

Hancock in Hospital

Laid up with a broken leg, the lad soon regrets a visit from Sid and Bill.

Starring Tony Hancock. With Sidney James, Bill Kerr, Joan Frank and Patricia Hayes.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music written by Wally Stott.

Producer: Tom Ronald

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in December 1959.


WED 08:30 Albert and Me (b048s4vy)
Series 2

Driver

Single dad Bryan takes a driving job but finds himself caught up in crime.

Stars Robert Lindsay and Pat Coombs.

The struggles of single parent Bryan Archer to find work while raising his baby son, Albert.

Bryan Archer ...... Robert Lindsay
Mum/Albert ...... Pat Coombs
Mrs Willis ...... Diana King
Terry ...... Derek Martin
Alison ...... Deidre Costello
Charlie ...... Peter Cleall
Andy ...... John Kane

Written by Jim Eldridge.

Incidental music by Max Harris.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in March 1983.


WED 09:00 The Unbelievable Truth (b00n0qr8)
Series 4

Episode 1

David Mitchell hosts the game show in which panellists are encouraged to tell lies and compete to see how many items of truth they are able to smuggle past their opponents.

With Adam Hills, Rhod Gilbert, Reginald D Hunter and Shappi Khorsandi.

Recorded at the Edinburgh Festival.


WED 09:30 King of Bath (b048s4w0)
Blessed Are We

A Methodist minister threatens to cause the ruination of Bath.

Can a fine upright moral guardian like Dr Collins ever be compromised? Beau Nash tries his best.

Six-part comedy drama series by Arnold Evans casting the 18th-century dandy Richard 'Beau' Nash in a series of adventures.

Beau Nash ...... David Bamber
Dr Collins ...... Patrick Collins
Lady Huntingdon ...... Rosamund Shelley
Mrs Collins ...... Manon Edwards
Dr Cheyne ...... Andrew Wincott
Fanny ...... Alice Arnold

Composer: John Hardy.

Directed at BBC Wales by Alison Hindell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1999.


WED 10:00 The Carlingford Chronicles - Miss Marjoribanks (b00l60zl)
1. Lucilla's Revolution

Lucilla Marjoribanks, a large and determined girl, returns from school with one purpose in life - to be a comfort to her recently widowed father - and to avoid all proposals of marriage...

Starring Teresa Gallagher and Elizabeth Spriggs.

Margaret Oliphant's humorous novel dramatised in four-parts by Elizabeth Proud.

Lucilla Marjoribanks ...... Teresa Gallagher
Dr Marjoribanks ...... Roy Hanlon
Mrs Oliphant ...... Elizabeth Spriggs
Mr Cavendish ...... Keith Drinkel
Barbara Lake ...... Elizabeth Mansfield
Tom Marjoribanks ...... Nicholas Murchie
Mrs Nelly Woodburn ...... Elizabeth Proud
Colonel Chiley ...... Garard Green
Mr Cavendish ...... Keith Drinkel
Mrs Chiley ...... Ann Windsor
Mrs Mortimer ...... Kate Binchy
Fanny ...... Siriol Jenkins
Edward ...... David Holt
The Rev Bury ...... John Fleming
Mrs Centum ...... Theresa Streatfield
Maria Brown ...... Melanie Hudson
Mr Holder ...... Eric Allan
Nancy ...... Joanna Wake

Music by Malcolm McKee.

Producer: Sue Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1992.


WED 11:00 Afternoon Reading (b00ryfxl)
Young Turks

The Smell of Fish

In Hikmet Hükümenoglu's darkly comic story, The Smell of Fish, Cemile Abla finds an innovative but troubling way of dealing with unwanted marriage proposals. The reader is Sirine Saba.

The Smell of Fish is the next in the short story series, Young Turks, which marks Istanbul's tenure as European City of Culture. The three stories explore Turkey's contemporary literary scene by showcasing the work of some of the nation's newest and youngest writers.

The writer:
Hikmet Hükümenoglu was born in Istanbul in 1971. After studying Physics and Management at university, he worked in the finance sector. He eventually abandoned the corporate world for literary pursuits. He has published three novels. Hükümenoglu also writes short stories and dabbles in electronic music.

The translators are Amy Spangler and Mustafa Ziyalan.
The abridger is Richard Hamilton.
The producer is Elizabeth Allard.


WED 11:15 The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (b00k2lzp)
Series 1

The Bone

Precious Ramotswe seeks the truth about Nandira Patel's boyfriend and tries to solve a bone mystery. Stars Claire Benedict.


WED 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jpvv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 Albert and Me (b048s4vy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jlb9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 Audience Profiled (b0076d9q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b00stl6l)
FM Mayor - The Rector's Daughter

Episode 3

Juliet Stevenson reads F M Mayor's unfairly Neglected Classic, the story of a plain, reliable parson's daughter whose life of duty and service is thrown into confusion by an unexpected and unsought love affair. Today Mary travels to London in search of artistic advice and enters a Bohemian world far beyond her normal experience.

The Reader is Juliet Stevenson
Abridger Sally Marmion
Producer Di Speirs

FM Mayor's masterful novel, The Rector's Daughter, is a rare thing - a novel with a deceptively small canvas, set in the backwaters of a dull East Anglia a century ago, but still as fresh as ever. Much loved by those who have discovered it, it now comes to Radio 4 as one of the Open Book listeners' Neglected Classics.

At the heart of the novel lie the fortunes of Mary Jocelyn, a dutiful and devoted daughter content to live out her destiny under the leaden East Anglian skies she loves, to find solace in a robin's song and in the rare moments of warmth from her aged and formidable father. But on losing the one soul who really loved and needed her, Mary finds herself unbearably lonely, and for the first time open to new horizons.

With deft precision, FM Mayor captures the emotions stirring in Mary's heart and the pain of thwarted middle aged desire. With her unerring eye, she reveals both the bitterness and strengths of a happy marriage. The Rector's Daughter is acerbic and poignant and much deserves its loyal fans and its place within Radio 4's Neglected Classics season.


WED 14:15 Sport and the British (b01bm0pf)
The Formal Empire

In the nineteenth century a quarter of the world's habitable countries were part of the British Empire and if trade was the driving force behind it's expansion, sport was the glue that helped keep it together. CLARE BALDING explains how sport became a way of transmitting British values around the globe; it was a connection to the mother country and a means of educating the Empire's native subjects. Professor Richard Holt of The International Centre for Sports History and Culture at De Montfort University reveals the role rugby and cricket played in making Britain great.

Readers, Brian Bowles, Nyasha Hatendi and Sean Baker
Producer: Garth Brameld.


WED 14:30 HE Bates - Love for Lydia (b007jvln)
Episode 8

When Richardson finally returns home, a startling discovery awaits him. Stars Tim Pigott-Smith and Juliet Aubrey.


WED 14:45 Book of the Week (b00lxjlj)
Martin Stannard - Muriel Spark: The Biography

Episode 3

Hannah Gordon reads from Martin Stannard's biography of the acclaimed Scottish novelist, written with full access to her letters and papers.

Spark's unique literary voice is discovered when she wins The Observer's Christmas story competition in 1951 with The Seraph and the Zambesi, beating 7,000 other entries.

Abridged by Rosemary Goring.


WED 15:00 The Carlingford Chronicles - Miss Marjoribanks (b00l60zl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b048s793)
The story behind the creation of Mario

Mel Giedroyc presents the next part in the true story of Abraham Hannibal. Plus, the story behind the creation of one of gaming's most famous characters: Mario.


WED 17:00 The Code of the Woosters (b007jzgf)
Spode's Fangs Are Drawn

Bertie must face angry relatives and awkward misunderstandings. PG Wodehouse adventure with Michael Hordern and Richard Briers.


WED 17:30 Absolute Power (b007wwf1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 18:00 The Unbelievable Truth (b00n0qr8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


WED 18:30 Off the Page (b048s795)
Alcohol

Restaurant critic Jay Rayner, Professor John Sutherland and writer Julie Myerson discuss drink with Chris Bigsby.

In each programme, Professor Bigsby introduces a group 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 (b007jpvv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 Albert and Me (b048s4vy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jlb9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 Audience Profiled (b0076d9q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 Afternoon Reading (b00ryfxl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 21:15 The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (b00k2lzp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


WED 22:00 Start/Stop (b03c46ts)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 A Look Back at the Future (b01rszvs)
2021

Finding helium in the air and 'Casablanca: The Sound Man's Cut'.

Recorded in June 1994, Brian Perkins, Kate Robbins and Tony Hawks recall 2021 - a year that was yet to happen.

Everything you wanted to know then, about the 21st century.

Written by Mark Burton, John O'Farrell and Pete Sinclair.

Producer: Caroline Leddy

First broadcast (with the aid of a crystal ball) on Radio 4 in July 1994.


WED 23:00 Old Harry's Game (b00cl63c)
Series 5

I Blame the Media

Whilst Satan's away morally cleansing the media and internet, revolt is brewing in Hell.

Andy Hamilton’s devilishly funny sitcom set in Hell.

Satan …. Andy Hamilton
Thomas …. Jimmy Mulville
Scumspawn …. Robert Duncan

Other characters played by Felicity Montagu, Hugh Dennis, Tony Maudsley and Philip Pope.

Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2005.


WED 23:30 The Secret World (b012gs0y)
Series 2

Episode 3

David Beckham tries to hire a rainbow for a party. Jon Culshaw explores famous folk's private lives. From July 2010.



THURSDAY 10 JULY 2014

THU 00:00 Book at Bedtime (b00stl6l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:15 Sport and the British (b01bm0pf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 HE Bates - Love for Lydia (b007jvln)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Wednesday]


THU 00:45 Book of the Week (b00lxjlj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 The Unbelievable Truth (b00n0qr8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 Off the Page (b048s795)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jlb9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 Audience Profiled (b0076d9q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 The Carlingford Chronicles - Miss Marjoribanks (b00l60zl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 Afternoon Reading (b00ryfxl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:15 The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (b00k2lzp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 The Code of the Woosters (b007jzgf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 Absolute Power (b007wwf1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jlbn)
The Smithfield Murders

4. A Mushroom Diet

The Smithfield community play throws Detective Superintendent Julie Enfield's meaty murder trail into confusion.

Starring Imelda Staunton as Detective Superintendent Julie Enfield.

Atmospheric thriller written by Nick Fisher.

DSI Julie Enfield ..... Imelda Staunton
Alex Wild ...... Deborah Berlin
Joey Jones ...... Don McCorkindale
Stephen Temple ...... Gavin Muir
DS Lawrence Evans ...... Ross Livingstone
Benjamin Travis ...... Geoffrey Whitehead
Henry Sinclair ...... John Turner
Sally ...... Jane Whittenshaw
Johnson ...... Jonathan Keeble
Rachel Jones ...... Jilly Bond
Gordon Richards ...... David Timson
Voice 1 ...... David Collings
Voice 2 ...... John Hartley

Producer: Richard Wortley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1995.


THU 06:30 Sir John Soane at Home (b0075g7y)
The hidden history of Sir John Soane's museum. Sir John was one of the foremost architects of the Regency era.

Rosemary Hill uncovers the story of the family's social and domestic life detailed in personal diaries discovered at the museum in London.

Readings by David Bradley and Sonia Ritter.

Producer Hannah Andrassy

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1999.


THU 07:00 Ayres on the Air (b01bwljh)
Series 2

Motherhood

Maternal highs and lows from Pam Ayres in poetry and sketches. With Felicity Montagu and Geoffrey Whitehead. From April 2006.


THU 07:30 Ed Reardon's Week (b01gg7g4)
Series 8

Making a Difference

Ed Reardon leads us through the ups and down of his week, complete with his trusty companion, Elgar, and his never-ending capacity for scrimping and scraping at whatever scraps his agent, Ping, can offer him to keep body, mind and cat together.

Ed decides to 'Make a Difference' to impress Fiona and as a consequence finds himself becoming 'a voice for the people' when he joins a group trying to change the railways. As a consequence he finds himself on local radio representing the group and 'channelling grumpy', and astonishingly finds that people agree with his views and find his conversation 'totes legde'. Thus it is that 'Captain Grumblebum' is created.

Written by Andrew Nickolds and Christopher Douglas.
Produced by Dawn Ellis.


THU 08:00 Dad's Army (b007jrdx)
Series 3

The Captain's Car

When a French general pays a visit to Walmington-on-Sea, there's a mighty motoring mix-up for the Home Guard platoon.

The comic exploits of a Second World War Home Guard platoon.

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

Captain Mainwaring …. Arthur Lowe
Sergeant Wilson …. John Le Mesurier
Corporal Jones …. Clive Dunn
Private Frazer …. John Laurie
Private Godfrey …. Arnold Ridley
Private Pike …. Ian Lavender
Warden Hodges …. Bill Pertwee
Private Walker …. Larry Martyn
Lady Maltby …. Betty Marsden
Colonel Masters …. Garrard Green
Announcer/Newsreader …. John Snagge

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1976.


THU 08:30 Take It From Here (b017gl1f)
From 26/05/1955

As their wedding looms, Eth worries she will make a bad wife for Ron Glum. Stars Jimmy Edwards and June Whitfield. From May 1955.


THU 09:00 Dead Ringers (b00jh5gr)
Series 3

Episode 5

More celeb sound-alikes, as Anne Robinson bickers and it is decision time for Dale Winton. With Jon Culshaw. From December 2000.


THU 09:30 Robin and Wendy's Wet Weekends (b0088zqz)
Series 2

Take the High Road

Robin is driving to Glasgow, but Wendy lets the train take the strain. Stars Kay Stonham and Simon Greenall. From May 2003.


THU 10:00 The Carlingford Chronicles - Miss Marjoribanks (b00l6gdv)
2. Skirmishes

Lucilla's "Thursday" has been a success, but Mr Cavendish is showing an interest in Barbara Lake and that is not part of her plan. Neither is the arrival of Archdeacon Beverley.

Starring Teresa Gallagher and Elizabeth Spriggs.

Margaret Oliphant's humorous novel dramatised by Elizabeth Proud.

Lucilla Marjoribanks ...... Teresa Gallagher
Dr Marjoribanks ...... Roy Hanlon
Mrs Oliphant ...... Elizabeth Spriggs
Mr Cavendish ...... Keith Drinkel
Barbara Lake ...... Elizabeth Mansfield
Mrs Nelly Woodburn ...... Elizabeth Proud
Colonel Chiley ...... Garard Green
Mr Cavendish ...... Keith Drinkel
Mrs Chiley ...... Ann Windsor
Mrs Mortimer ...... Kate Binchy
Lydia Brown ...... Siriol Jenkins
Edward ...... David Holt
Mrs Centum ...... Theresa Streatfield
Maria Brown ...... Melanie Hudson
Mr Lake ...... Eric Allan
Rosie Lake ...... Joanna Myers
Mr Woodburn ...... Christopher Scott
Archdeacon Beverley ...... Paul Daneman
Mr Centum ...... Peter Penry-Jones
Lady Richmond ...... Jill Graham

Music by Malcolm McKee.

Producer: Sue Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1992.


THU 11:00 Afternoon Reading (b00ryfxn)
Young Turks

Fig Seed

In award winning writer Feryal Tilmac's story, Fig Seed, a family attempt to put painful events behind them, but is reconciliation the answer? The reader is Rosie Hilal.

Fig Seed is the last in our series, Young Turks, which marks Istanbul's tenure as European City of Culture. The three stories in this series explore Turkey's contemporary literary by showcasing the work of some of the nation's newest and youngest generation of writers.

Feryal Tilmac was born in 1969 in Adana. Her has appeared in a number of literary magazines and journals. Her short story 'Trilobis' received first prize in the Altkitap 2006 Short Story Competition. Her first collection of short stories Mevt Tek Hecelik Uyku (Mevt: Sleep in One Syllable) was published in 2007. Tilmac received the prestigious Sait Faik Short Story Award in 2009 for her second short story collection. Fig Seed was included in the Transcript Review's New Prose from Turkey special issue (November 2009), eds. Amy Spangler & Idil Aydogan.

Translated by Ruth Whitehouse.
Abridged and produced by Elizabeth Allard.


THU 11:15 The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (b00k2nk9)
Series 1

The Maid

The Maid: Precious Ramotswe faces a domestic drama, tackles a doctor's erratic behaviour and takes on a new case. Stars Claire Benedict. Episode 3 of 4.


THU 12:00 Dad's Army (b007jrdx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 Take It From Here (b017gl1f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jlbn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 Sir John Soane at Home (b0075g7y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b00stl6n)
FM Mayor - The Rector's Daughter

Episode 4

Juliet Stevenson reads FM Mayor's unfairly Neglected Classic, the story of a plain, reliable parson's daughter whose life of duty and service is thrown into confusion by an unexpected and unsought love affair. Today a confession in the rectory garden commits Mary's heart forever, despite what is to come.

The Reader is Juliet Stevenson
Abridger Sally Marmion
Producer Di Speirs

FM Mayor's masterful novel, The Rector's Daughter, is a rare thing - a novel with a deceptively small canvas, set in the backwaters of a dull East Anglia a century ago, but still as fresh as ever. Much loved by those who have discovered it, it now comes to Radio 4 as one of the Open Book listeners' Neglected Classics.

At the heart of the novel lie the fortunes of Mary Jocelyn, a dutiful and devoted daughter content to live out her destiny under the leaden East Anglian skies she loves, to find solace in a robin's song and in the rare moments of warmth from her aged and formidable father. But on losing the one soul who really loved and needed her, Mary finds herself unbearably lonely, and for the first time open to new horizons.

With deft precision, FM Mayor captures the emotions stirring in Mary's heart and the pain of thwarted middle aged desire. With her unerring eye, she reveals both the bitterness and strengths of a happy marriage. The Rector's Daughter is acerbic and poignant and much deserves its loyal fans and its place within Radio 4's Neglected Classics season.


THU 14:15 Sport and the British (b01bmltg)
The Dawn of Professional Football

Clare Balding tells the story of how football went from an amateur pastime to big business and it all started in the Lancashire mill town of Preston. In the season of 1888-89 The Invincibles, as the Preston team were known, were unbeaten in the League and the FA cup, becoming football's first double winners. As Professor Matthew Taylor of De Montfort University explains, their success was down to the vision of one man, their manager, William Suddell, a local mill manager. Clare visits Deepdale, Preston's ground to find out how Suddell became the 'father' of professional football.

Readers, James Lailey and Sean Baker
Producer: Sara Conkey.


THU 14:30 HE Bates - Love for Lydia (b007qgdn)
Episode 9

Visiting Lydia in the sanatorium, Richardson catches up on events with Blackie. Stars Tim Pigott-Smith and Juliet Aubrey.


THU 14:45 Book of the Week (b00lxjll)
Martin Stannard - Muriel Spark: The Biography

Episode 4

Hannah Gordon reads from Martin Stannard's biography of the acclaimed Scottish novelist, written with full access to her letters and papers.

Spark's life is transformed by the publication of her fifth novel, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, which gained critical and commercial success on both sides of the Atlantic when it was published in 1961.

Abridged by Rosemary Goring.


THU 15:00 The Carlingford Chronicles - Miss Marjoribanks (b00l6gdv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b048vsp3)
Sticky songs, Hadrian's Wall and Hollywood's scientific advisers

Why is there a rather spooky disembodied train whistle echoing through the forests of Scotland? Plus, the physicists keeping Hollywood movies accurate. With Mel Giedroyc.


THU 17:00 No Commitments (b007jmsc)
Series 1

A Complete Break

Victoria and Charlotte arrange sister Anna's holiday, but she has her own plans...

Simon Brett’s sitcom about the lives and squabbles of three very different sisters.

Anna …. Rosemary Leach
Victoria …. Nicola Pagett
Charlotte …. Celia Imrie
Delia …. Maxine Audley
Roger …. Stephen Moore
Eddie …. James Greene
Patrick …. Nicholas Murchie
Mrs Motson …. Alison Reid

Music by Elizabeth Parker of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1992.


THU 17:30 Ayres on the Air (b01bwljh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 18:00 Dead Ringers (b00jh5gr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


THU 18:30 Great Lives (b048vst3)
Series 1

King Hussein

Racing driver Jackie Stewart discusses his good friend King Hussein of Jordan with journalist Patrick Seale. From 2001.

Racing driver Jackie Stewart nominates King Hussein of Jordan, a man he came to know as a friend, and who he believes led a great life.

When King Hussein died in 1999, he had ruled his country for 46 years, survived the tumultuous politics of the Middle East and numerous assassination attempts.

Jackie met the ruler early in his career, because King Hussein was a motor sport enthusiast, and he remembers a generous host, who gave good advice.

Joan Bakewell and Jackie Stewart are joined by journalist Patrick Seale, a long time chronicler of Middle East affairs. Patrick argues that, while King Hussein was a well-mannered man and formidable politician, there was a wily side.


THU 19:00 Dad's Army (b007jrdx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 Take It From Here (b017gl1f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jlbn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 Sir John Soane at Home (b0075g7y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 Afternoon Reading (b00ryfxn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


THU 21:15 The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (b00k2nk9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


THU 22:00 Ed Reardon's Week (b01gg7g4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 Laura Solon - Talking and Not Talking (b00bg3gf)
Series 2

Episode 1

Laura reveals 1001 uses for peas, missies a meeting and shuns a caravan owner.

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

With Rosie Cavaliero, Ben Moor and Ben Willbond.

Written by Laura Solon. With additional material by Holly Walsh and Jon Hunter.

Producer: Colin Anderson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2008.


THU 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b04b5xhq)
For two hours, seven nights a week, the Comedy Club offers the best comedy around. Sara Pascoe chats to John Robins.


THU 23:00 The Penny Dreadfuls (b00gpbcz)
More Brothers Faversham

Perceus and Lucius Faversham

The comedy trio's swashbuckling tale of Victorian Britain's great twin industrialists, Perceus and Lucius. From October 2008.


THU 23:30 Think the Unthinkable (b01jldck)
Series 3

Barrington Zoo

Barrington council desperately needs to raise money. They must be desperate to call in the services of Unthinkable Solutions, who create truly unthinkable answers to the problem with Barrington Zoo.

James Carey's sitcom about a clueless bunch of management consultants, Unthinkable Solutions, effortlessly screwing-up their clients' businesses.

Starring:

Marcus Brigstocke
Robin Ince
Catherine Shepherd
Beth Chalmers

With Ewan Bailey, Tilly Gaunt, Simon Greenall and Neil Edmond.

Producer: Adam Bromley.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2004.



FRIDAY 11 JULY 2014

FRI 00:00 Book at Bedtime (b00stl6n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:15 Sport and the British (b01bmltg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 HE Bates - Love for Lydia (b007qgdn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Thursday]


FRI 00:45 Book of the Week (b00lxjll)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 Dead Ringers (b00jh5gr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 Great Lives (b048vst3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jlbn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 Sir John Soane at Home (b0075g7y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 The Carlingford Chronicles - Miss Marjoribanks (b00l6gdv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 Afternoon Reading (b00ryfxn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:15 The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (b00k2nk9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 No Commitments (b007jmsc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 Ayres on the Air (b01bwljh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jl8w)
The Smithfield Murders

5. A Passion for Hunting Something

With big business involved, Detective Superintendent Julie Enfield finds herself trapped with hired killers underneath Smithfield meat market...

Starring Imelda Staunton as Detective Superintendent Julie Enfield.

Conclusion of Nick Fisher's atmospheric thriller.

DSI Julie Enfield ..... Imelda Staunton
Dad ...... Geoffrey Matthews
Stephen Temple ...... Gavin Muir
Alex Wild ...... Deborah Berlin
Joey Jones ...... Don McCorkindale
DS Lawrence Evans ...... Ross Livingstone
Sally ...... Jane Whittenshaw
Rachel Jones ...... Jilly Bond
Benjamin Travis ...... Geoffrey Whitehead
Henry Sinclair ...... John Turner
Johnson ...... Jonathan Keeble
Gordon Richards ...... David Timson
Voice 1 ...... David Collings
Voice 2 ...... John Hartley

Producer: Richard Wortley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1995.


FRI 06:30 Stone Age Sound (b007635r)
Can sound solve the mysteries of the 5000-year-old Neolithic grave at Newgrange in Ireland? With Joanna Pinnock. From July 2001.


FRI 07:00 Smelling of Roses (b00dz7yc)
Series 4

Episode 2

A poetry competition sounds like an easy event to organise...until you take into account the egos of the poets involved...

When Rosie sets out to organise a poetry competition, it's hard to tell fact from fiction.

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
Morgan Dean ..... Lorelei King
Geoff Stabb ..... Bill Wallis
Amateur Poets ..... Bruce Alexander

Producer: Maria Esposito

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2003.


FRI 07:30 A Bit of Fry and Laurie (b048vwqx)
Episode 2

A crazy shopping spree, and eating Greek in Stevenage.

On their journey to international stardom, Cambridge Footlights graduates Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie wrote and starred together in a pilot followed by four acclaimed TV series of 'A Bit of Fry & Laurie' from 1989 to 1995.

Stephen Fry introduces the second of two audio collections of choice comedy morsels culled from the BBC TV soundtracks.

Producer: Aled Evans

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1994.


FRI 08:00 Steptoe and Son (b007jp6x)
Series 6

Seance in a Wet Rag and Bone Yard

Sceptical Harold slams Albert's claims about speaking to the dead...

Starring Wilfrid Brambell as Albert and Harry H Corbett as Harold. With Patricia Routledge, Gwen Nelson and Edward Kelsey.

Following the conclusion of their hugely successful association with Tony Hancock, writers Ray Galton and Alan Simpson wrote 10 pilots for the BBC TV's Comedy Playhouse in 1962. The Offer was set in a house with a yard full of junk, featuring the lives of rag and bone men Albert Steptoe and his son Harold and it was the spark for a run of 8 series for TV.

Written for TV and adapted for radio by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.
Produced by Bobby Jaye
First broadcast on the BBC Radio 2 in March 1976.


FRI 08:30 The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter (b0081l71)
Series 2

The Holiday

Author Gerald and his wife Diana struggle to get on a getaway.

The convoluted chronicle of an optimistic author starring Ian Carmichael as Gerald C Potter and Charlotte Mitchell as his wife.

Written by Basil Boothroyd.

Producer: Bobby Jaye

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1977.


FRI 09:00 The Museum of Curiosity (b00kj9yv)
Series 2

Episode 4

John Lloyd invites Oliver James, John Hodgman and Charlotte Uhlenbroek to submit exhibits. With Sean Lock. From May 2009.


FRI 09:30 Trevor's World of Sport (b00mqgrp)
Series 2

Episode 4

When his nightmare tennis client makes headlines, the sports agent tries to get tough. Stars Neil Pearson. From December 2005.


FRI 10:00 The Carlingford Chronicles - Miss Marjoribanks (b00l6l5l)
3. Lucilla's Luck

Mrs Mortimer is surrounded by a mystery which Lucilla can't unravel. Archdeacon Beverley seems to be involved but who else? Lucilla is determined to give advice, but Mr Cavendish may not want to hear it...

Starring Teresa Gallagher and Elizabeth Spriggs.

Margaret Oliphant's humorous novel dramatised by Elizabeth Proud.

Lucilla Marjoribanks ...... Teresa Gallagher
Dr Marjoribanks ...... Roy Hanlon
Mrs Oliphant ...... Elizabeth Spriggs
Mr Cavendish ...... Keith Drinkel
Barbara Lake ...... Elizabeth Mansfield
Mrs Nelly Woodburn ...... Elizabeth Proud
Colonel Chiley ...... Garard Green
Mr Cavendish ...... Keith Drinkel
Mrs Chiley ...... Ann Windsor
Mrs Mortimer ...... Kate Binchy
Edward ...... David Holt
Mrs Centum ...... Theresa Streatfield
Mr Lake ...... Eric Allan
Rosie Lake ...... Joanna Myers
Mr Woodburn ...... Christopher Scott
Archdeacon Beverley ...... Paul Daneman
Tom Marjoribanks ...... Nicholas Murchie
General Travers ...... John Webb

Music by Malcolm McKee.

Producer: Sue Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1992.


FRI 11:00 Mr Ossie's Rolled-Gold Fish and Chip Shop (b00bwjcq)
Behind the counter at Mr Ossie's fish and chip shop was a glass display case full of gold-capped fountain pens.

Desperate to see an Everton football match, a boy turns to him for help...

Written by Vincent McInerney.

Read by Richard Tate.

Producer: Michael Earley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1995.


FRI 11:15 The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (b00k2s0q)
Series 1

Tears of the Giraffe

Precious Ramotswe gets a surprise, while her case of the missing American has yet to be solved. Stars Claire Benedict.


FRI 12:00 Steptoe and Son (b007jp6x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter (b0081l71)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jl8w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 Stone Age Sound (b007635r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b00stl6q)
FM Mayor - The Rector's Daughter

Episode 5

Juliet Stevenson reads F M Mayor's unfairly Neglected Classic, the story of a plain, reliable parson's daughter whose life of duty and service is thrown into confusion by an unexpected and unsought love affair. Today the newlyweds return to Dedmayne but the path of true love does not run smooth.

The Reader is Juliet Stevenson
Abridger Sally Marmion
Producer Di Speirs

FM Mayor's masterful novel, The Rector's Daughter, is a rare thing - a novel with a deceptively small canvas, set in the backwaters of a dull East Anglia a century ago, but still as fresh as ever. Much loved by those who have discovered it, it now comes to Radio 4 as one of the Open Book listeners' Neglected Classics.

At the heart of the novel lie the fortunes of Mary Jocelyn, a dutiful and devoted daughter content to live out her destiny under the leaden East Anglian skies she loves, to find solace in a robin's song and in the rare moments of warmth from her aged and formidable father. But on losing the one soul who really loved and needed her, Mary finds herself unbearably lonely, and for the first time open to new horizons.

With deft precision, FM Mayor captures the emotions stirring in Mary's heart and the pain of thwarted middle aged desire. With her unerring eye, she reveals both the bitterness and strengths of a happy marriage. The Rector's Daughter is acerbic and poignant and much deserves its loyal fans and its place within Radio 4's Neglected Classics season.


FRI 14:15 Sport and the British (b01bmq2s)
Exporting Football

Clare Balding charts how Britain spread the passion for football around the world. She particularly looks at South America where the game is central to their way of life. The FIFA World Cup has been staged 19 times and on 9 of those occasions, it has been won by either Brazil, Argentina or Uruguay.

Professor Tony Mason from De Montfort University explains that unlike cricket and rugby which was spread by soldiers, civil servants and settlers in British colonies, football took a different route. It was taken around the world by those who had made Britain the greatest trading nation in the world, by managers, engineers and teachers.

Readers, Nyasha Hatendi, Sean Baker and Jane Lawrence
Producer: Garth Brameld.


FRI 14:30 HE Bates - Love for Lydia (b007q99p)
Episode 10

As he and Blackie help her recovery, Richardson must face up to what love for Lydia really means. Stars Tim Pigott-Smith.


FRI 14:45 Book of the Week (b00lxjln)
Martin Stannard - Muriel Spark: The Biography

Episode 5

Hannah Gordon reads from Martin Stannard's biography of the acclaimed Scottish novelist, written with full access to her letters and papers.

Despite finding companionable happiness in Italy, the vexations of Spark's family life continued to intrude long into her old age.

Abridged by Rosemary Goring.


FRI 15:00 The Carlingford Chronicles - Miss Marjoribanks (b00l6l5l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b048w2xr)
How to peel 100 tonnes of onions

Mel Giedroyc hears about the village where babies are given their own songs, as well as a name, at birth. Plus, a Scottish onion farmer tells us how he peels 100 tonnes of the veg.


FRI 17:00 Ring Around the Bath (b00nwsh4)
Series 1

Pregnancy

A pregnancy scare sparks Bartholomew family chaos. Who is expecting and where will the baby sleep? Stars Duncan Preston. From August 2003.


FRI 17:30 Smelling of Roses (b00dz7yc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 18:00 The Museum of Curiosity (b00kj9yv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


FRI 18:30 How Tickled Am I? (b007jp99)
Series 1

Jimmy James

Mark Radcliffe profiles the comedians' comedian, Jimmy James - a teetotaller revered for his stage act of playing a drunk. But his one vice as a love of gambling...

Last of a six-part series exploring the tradition of the northern comedian.

Producer: Bernadette McConnell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1999.


FRI 19:00 Steptoe and Son (b007jp6x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter (b0081l71)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jl8w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 Stone Age Sound (b007635r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Mr Ossie's Rolled-Gold Fish and Chip Shop (b00bwjcq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 21:15 The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (b00k2s0q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


FRI 22:00 A Bit of Fry and Laurie (b048vwqx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 Party (b011jrmq)
Series 2

All Publicity Is Good Publicity

The young aspiring politicians of the new political Party attempt to step up a gear and get the recognition and publicity they deserve.

All they need to do is sort out the diversity of their group first.

Second series of Tom Basden's satirical comedy about a political party run by young idealists.

Simon ...... Tom Basden
Duncan ...... Tim Key
Jared ...... Jonny Sweet
Mel ...... Ann Crilly
Phoebe ...... Katy Wix
Photographer ...... Jane Wittenshaw

Producer: Julia McKenzie

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2011.


FRI 23:00 The Mary Whitehouse Experience (b048w5gl)
Series 4

Episode 5

Plumbers, eh, what are they like? Satire starring Hugh Dennis, Steve Punt, Robert Newman and David Baddiel. From November 1990.


FRI 23:30 Weak at the Top (b00tlwzg)
Series 2

Otters

John Weak turns Smokehouse as green as the Jolly Green Giant, while saving Sir Marcus from an eco-Nazi who insists on paper underwear.

Starring Alexander Armstrong as marketing maestro and "totty" magnet John Weak.

Hayley ...... Clare Perkins
Sir Marcus ...... Geoffrey Whitehead
Bill Peters ...... Ron Cook
Tim ...... Ewan Bailey
Ted ...... Kim Wall
Rebecca ...... Colleen Prendergast

Music: David Pickvance

Producer: Jonquil Panting

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2006.




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

A Bit of Fry and Laurie 17:30 SAT (b0485v71)

A Bit of Fry and Laurie 05:30 SUN (b0485v71)

A Bit of Fry and Laurie 07:30 FRI (b048vwqx)

A Bit of Fry and Laurie 22:00 FRI (b048vwqx)

A Good Read 18:30 MON (b048p6n5)

A Good Read 01:30 TUE (b048p6n5)

A Life of Bliss 08:30 SUN (b048nbwt)

A Life of Bliss 15:30 SUN (b048nbwt)

A Life of Bliss 02:30 MON (b048nbwt)

A Look Back at the Future 22:30 WED (b01rszvs)

A Small Town Murder (Omnibus) 12:00 SAT (b048jck0)

A Small Town Murder (Omnibus) 02:00 SUN (b048jck0)

A Week at the Pitt Rivers 07:15 SUN (b048jfgj)

A Week at the Pitt Rivers 13:15 SUN (b048jfgj)

Absolute Power 07:00 WED (b007wwf1)

Absolute Power 17:30 WED (b007wwf1)

Absolute Power 05:30 THU (b007wwf1)

Act Your Age 18:00 TUE (b00g3hr8)

Act Your Age 01:00 WED (b00g3hr8)

Afternoon Reading 04:00 SAT (b00qplk8)

Afternoon Reading 10:45 SUN (b00s0cxs)

Afternoon Reading 21:45 SUN (b00s0cxs)

Afternoon Reading 01:45 MON (b00s0cxs)

Afternoon Reading 11:00 MON (b00qplk6)

Afternoon Reading 21:00 MON (b00qplk6)

Afternoon Reading 04:00 TUE (b00qplk6)

Afternoon Reading 11:00 TUE (b00ryfxj)

Afternoon Reading 21:00 TUE (b00ryfxj)

Afternoon Reading 04:00 WED (b00ryfxj)

Afternoon Reading 11:00 WED (b00ryfxl)

Afternoon Reading 21:00 WED (b00ryfxl)

Afternoon Reading 04:00 THU (b00ryfxl)

Afternoon Reading 11:00 THU (b00ryfxn)

Afternoon Reading 21:00 THU (b00ryfxn)

Afternoon Reading 04:00 FRI (b00ryfxn)

Alan Ayckbourn - Joking Apart 06:00 SAT (b048jcjy)

Alan Ayckbourn - Joking Apart 16:00 SAT (b048jcjy)

Alan Ayckbourn - Joking Apart 04:00 SUN (b048jcjy)

Albert and Me 08:30 WED (b048s4vy)

Albert and Me 12:30 WED (b048s4vy)

Albert and Me 19:30 WED (b048s4vy)

Archive on 4 08:00 SAT (b01hdp9g)

Archive on 4 15:00 SAT (b01hdp9g)

Archive on 4 01:00 SUN (b01hdp9g)

Audience Profiled 06:30 TUE (b0076d6d)

Audience Profiled 13:30 TUE (b0076d6d)

Audience Profiled 20:30 TUE (b0076d6d)

Audience Profiled 02:30 WED (b0076d6d)

Audience Profiled 06:30 WED (b0076d9q)

Audience Profiled 13:30 WED (b0076d9q)

Audience Profiled 20:30 WED (b0076d9q)

Audience Profiled 02:30 THU (b0076d9q)

Ayres on the Air 07:00 THU (b01bwljh)

Ayres on the Air 17:30 THU (b01bwljh)

Ayres on the Air 05:30 FRI (b01bwljh)

Beauty of Britain 07:30 TUE (b01064yj)

Beauty of Britain 22:00 TUE (b01064yj)

Beyond Our Ken 08:00 SUN (b009hf0z)

Beyond Our Ken 15:00 SUN (b009hf0z)

Beyond Our Ken 02:00 MON (b009hf0z)

Bleak Expectations 23:00 TUE (b00nw3rs)

Book at Bedtime 00:00 SAT (b00b4t84)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 MON (b00stlcf)

Book at Bedtime 00:00 TUE (b00stlcf)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 TUE (b00stl6h)

Book at Bedtime 00:00 WED (b00stl6h)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 WED (b00stl6l)

Book at Bedtime 00:00 THU (b00stl6l)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 THU (b00stl6n)

Book at Bedtime 00:00 FRI (b00stl6n)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 FRI (b00stl6q)

Book of the Week 00:45 SAT (b00rmpwl)

Book of the Week 14:45 MON (b00ltrn9)

Book of the Week 00:45 TUE (b00ltrn9)

Book of the Week 14:45 TUE (b00lxjlq)

Book of the Week 00:45 WED (b00lxjlq)

Book of the Week 14:45 WED (b00lxjlj)

Book of the Week 00:45 THU (b00lxjlj)

Book of the Week 14:45 THU (b00lxjll)

Book of the Week 00:45 FRI (b00lxjll)

Book of the Week 14:45 FRI (b00lxjln)

Cadfael 13:30 SUN (b007k42n)

Cadfael 03:30 MON (b007k42n)

Clare in the Community 07:30 SUN (b00stq0j)

Clare in the Community 22:00 SUN (b00stq0j)

Clare in the Community 03:00 MON (b00stq0j)

Concrete Cow 22:30 TUE (b0076jvx)

Creme de la Crime 20:45 SUN (b0089jzj)

Dad's Army 14:00 SAT (b007jrbf)

Dad's Army 08:00 THU (b007jrdx)

Dad's Army 12:00 THU (b007jrdx)

Dad's Army 19:00 THU (b007jrdx)

Dead Ringers 09:00 THU (b00jh5gr)

Dead Ringers 18:00 THU (b00jh5gr)

Dead Ringers 01:00 FRI (b00jh5gr)

Dostoyevsky - The Brothers Karamazov 03:00 SAT (b00yb5ch)

Dostoyevsky - The Brothers Karamazov 10:00 MON (b00ybxz9)

Dostoyevsky - The Brothers Karamazov 15:00 MON (b00ybxz9)

Dostoyevsky - The Brothers Karamazov 03:00 TUE (b00ybxz9)

Dostoyevsky - The Brothers Karamazov 10:00 TUE (b00yc3jw)

Dostoyevsky - The Brothers Karamazov 15:00 TUE (b00yc3jw)

Dostoyevsky - The Brothers Karamazov 03:00 WED (b00yc3jw)

EM Forster - The Machine Stops 18:00 SAT (b048jcvg)

EM Forster - The Machine Stops 00:00 SUN (b048jcvg)

Ed Reardon's Week 07:30 THU (b01gg7g4)

Ed Reardon's Week 22:00 THU (b01gg7g4)

Elephants to Catch Eels 07:00 MON (b007mcc4)

Elephants to Catch Eels 17:30 MON (b007mcc4)

Elephants to Catch Eels 05:30 TUE (b007mcc4)

Eric Idle - Radio 5 23:00 SUN (b048nstt)

Foley and McColl: The Interview 23:45 MON (b0076d8h)

Foley and McColl: The Interview 09:45 TUE (b0076d8h)

Great Lives 18:30 THU (b048vst3)

Great Lives 01:30 FRI (b048vst3)

HE Bates - Love for Lydia Omnibus 06:00 SUN (b007jvl9)

HE Bates - Love for Lydia Omnibus 12:00 SUN (b007jvl9)

HE Bates - Love for Lydia 00:30 SAT (b007nfd7)

HE Bates - Love for Lydia 14:30 MON (b007jvlf)

HE Bates - Love for Lydia 00:30 TUE (b007jvlf)

HE Bates - Love for Lydia 14:30 TUE (b007jvlh)

HE Bates - Love for Lydia 00:30 WED (b007jvlh)

HE Bates - Love for Lydia 14:30 WED (b007jvln)

HE Bates - Love for Lydia 00:30 THU (b007jvln)

HE Bates - Love for Lydia 14:30 THU (b007qgdn)

HE Bates - Love for Lydia 00:30 FRI (b007qgdn)

HE Bates - Love for Lydia 14:30 FRI (b007q99p)

HG Wells 18:45 SAT (b01mm3cf)

HG Wells 00:45 SUN (b01mm3cf)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:00 WED (b007jpvv)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:00 WED (b007jpvv)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:00 WED (b007jpvv)

How Tickled Am I? 01:30 SAT (b007jp6m)

How Tickled Am I? 18:30 FRI (b007jp99)

I Am Legend by Richard Matheson 18:30 SUN (b007k0tb)

I Am Legend by Richard Matheson 00:30 MON (b007k0tb)

I Did It My Way 09:00 SAT (b00k21fj)

I Did It My Way 19:00 SAT (b00k21fj)

I Think I've Got a Problem 22:30 SUN (b007wwdc)

I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue 07:30 MON (b047ws80)

I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue 22:00 MON (b047ws80)

In the Psychiatrist's Chair 13:15 SAT (b048jck2)

In the Psychiatrist's Chair 03:15 SUN (b048jck2)

J Kingston Platt's Showbiz Handbook 08:00 MON (b007jzkv)

J Kingston Platt's Showbiz Handbook 12:00 MON (b007jzkv)

J Kingston Platt's Showbiz Handbook 19:00 MON (b007jzkv)

John Godey - The Taking of Pelham 123 02:00 SAT (b01dh8bq)

Julie Enfield Investigates 06:00 MON (b007jl9k)

Julie Enfield Investigates 13:00 MON (b007jl9k)

Julie Enfield Investigates 20:00 MON (b007jl9k)

Julie Enfield Investigates 02:00 TUE (b007jl9k)

Julie Enfield Investigates 06:00 TUE (b007jl9y)

Julie Enfield Investigates 13:00 TUE (b007jl9y)

Julie Enfield Investigates 20:00 TUE (b007jl9y)

Julie Enfield Investigates 02:00 WED (b007jl9y)

Julie Enfield Investigates 06:00 WED (b007jlb9)

Julie Enfield Investigates 13:00 WED (b007jlb9)

Julie Enfield Investigates 20:00 WED (b007jlb9)

Julie Enfield Investigates 02:00 THU (b007jlb9)

Julie Enfield Investigates 06:00 THU (b007jlbn)

Julie Enfield Investigates 13:00 THU (b007jlbn)

Julie Enfield Investigates 20:00 THU (b007jlbn)

Julie Enfield Investigates 02:00 FRI (b007jlbn)

Julie Enfield Investigates 06:00 FRI (b007jl8w)

Julie Enfield Investigates 13:00 FRI (b007jl8w)

Julie Enfield Investigates 20:00 FRI (b007jl8w)

King of Bath 09:30 WED (b048s4w0)

Laura Solon - Talking and Not Talking 22:30 THU (b00bg3gf)

Loose Ends 11:15 MON (b048hzvn)

Loose Ends 21:15 MON (b048hzvn)

Loose Ends 04:15 TUE (b048hzvn)

Mary Wesley - Haphazard House 09:00 SUN (b048ndny)

Mary Wesley - Haphazard House 17:00 SUN (b048ndny)

Mary Wesley - Haphazard House 05:00 MON (b048ndny)

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

Mr Ossie's Rolled-Gold Fish and Chip Shop 11:00 FRI (b00bwjcq)

Mr Ossie's Rolled-Gold Fish and Chip Shop 21:00 FRI (b00bwjcq)

Musical Genes 18:30 TUE (b00f5b1x)

Musical Genes 01:30 WED (b00f5b1x)

My Own Right Hand Shall Do It 20:00 SUN (b048nsjd)

No Commitments 17:00 THU (b007jmsc)

No Commitments 05:00 FRI (b007jmsc)

North by Northamptonshire 09:00 MON (b00sxj24)

North by Northamptonshire 18:00 MON (b00sxj24)

North by Northamptonshire 01:00 TUE (b00sxj24)

Off the Page 18:30 WED (b048s795)

Off the Page 01:30 THU (b048s795)

Old Harry's Game 23:00 WED (b00cl63c)

Party 22:30 FRI (b011jrmq)

Ring Around the Bath 05:00 SAT (b00nsnhg)

Ring Around the Bath 17:00 FRI (b00nwsh4)

Robin and Wendy's Wet Weekends 09:30 THU (b0088zqz)

Second Thoughts 17:00 MON (b007jx4k)

Second Thoughts 05:00 TUE (b007jx4k)

Simon Passmore - Offshore 04:15 SAT (b048616n)

Sir John Soane at Home 06:30 THU (b0075g7y)

Sir John Soane at Home 13:30 THU (b0075g7y)

Sir John Soane at Home 20:30 THU (b0075g7y)

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Sketchorama 09:30 MON (b048nyk4)

Sketchorama 22:30 MON (b048nyk4)

Smelling of Roses 05:30 SAT (b00dwnch)

Smelling of Roses 07:00 FRI (b00dz7yc)

Smelling of Roses 17:30 FRI (b00dz7yc)

Snap 07:00 TUE (b0133ldg)

Snap 17:30 TUE (b0133ldg)

Snap 05:30 WED (b0133ldg)

Son of Cliche 23:30 TUE (b00pbx1y)

Sport and the British 00:15 SAT (b01bbcqn)

Sport and the British 14:15 MON (b01blfjy)

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Sport and the British 14:15 TUE (b01bllxk)

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Sport and the British 14:15 WED (b01bm0pf)

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Sport and the British 14:15 THU (b01bmltg)

Sport and the British 00:15 FRI (b01bmltg)

Sport and the British 14:15 FRI (b01bmq2s)

Start/Stop 07:30 WED (b03c46ts)

Start/Stop 22:00 WED (b03c46ts)

Steptoe and Son 14:30 SAT (b007jp46)

Steptoe and Son 08:00 FRI (b007jp6x)

Steptoe and Son 12:00 FRI (b007jp6x)

Steptoe and Son 19:00 FRI (b007jp6x)

Stone Age Sound 06:30 FRI (b007635r)

Stone Age Sound 13:30 FRI (b007635r)

Stone Age Sound 20:30 FRI (b007635r)

Strictly Dance Hall 02:30 SAT (b0075vxz)

Take It From Here 08:30 THU (b017gl1f)

Take It From Here 12:30 THU (b017gl1f)

Take It From Here 19:30 THU (b017gl1f)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 MON (b048p6n3)

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The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 WED (b048s793)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 THU (b048vsp3)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 FRI (b048w2xr)

The Al Read Show 08:30 TUE (b008xzwj)

The Al Read Show 12:30 TUE (b008xzwj)

The Al Read Show 19:30 TUE (b008xzwj)

The Ape That Got Lucky 22:30 SAT (b0080nk7)

The Carlingford Chronicles - Miss Marjoribanks 10:00 WED (b00l60zl)

The Carlingford Chronicles - Miss Marjoribanks 15:00 WED (b00l60zl)

The Carlingford Chronicles - Miss Marjoribanks 03:00 THU (b00l60zl)

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The Carlingford Chronicles - Miss Marjoribanks 15:00 FRI (b00l6l5l)

The Code of the Woosters 17:00 WED (b007jzgf)

The Code of the Woosters 05:00 THU (b007jzgf)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 SAT (b04b5x44)

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The Female Ghost 18:00 SUN (b007517g)

The Female Ghost 00:00 MON (b007517g)

The Goon Show 08:00 TUE (b007jnxg)

The Goon Show 12:00 TUE (b007jnxg)

The Goon Show 19:00 TUE (b007jnxg)

The House I Grew Up In 07:30 SAT (b007wb2w)

The Mark Steel Solution 22:00 SAT (b007k191)

The Mary Whitehouse Experience 23:00 FRI (b048w5gl)

The Masterson Inheritance 23:30 SAT (b007jpyh)

The Museum of Curiosity 01:00 SAT (b00kdr57)

The Museum of Curiosity 09:00 FRI (b00kj9yv)

The Museum of Curiosity 18:00 FRI (b00kj9yv)

The Navy Lark 08:30 MON (b048nyk2)

The Navy Lark 12:30 MON (b048nyk2)

The Navy Lark 19:30 MON (b048nyk2)

The News Quiz Extra 23:00 MON (b048p6n7)

The News Quiz Extra 09:00 TUE (b048p6n7)

The Nick Revell Show 23:00 SAT (b00cnhys)

The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency 11:15 TUE (b00k2d8t)

The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency 21:15 TUE (b00k2d8t)

The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency 04:15 WED (b00k2d8t)

The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency 11:15 WED (b00k2lzp)

The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency 21:15 WED (b00k2lzp)

The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency 04:15 THU (b00k2lzp)

The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency 11:15 THU (b00k2nk9)

The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency 21:15 THU (b00k2nk9)

The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency 04:15 FRI (b00k2nk9)

The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency 11:15 FRI (b00k2s0q)

The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency 21:15 FRI (b00k2s0q)

The Penny Dreadfuls 23:00 THU (b00gpbcz)

The Reunion 10:00 SUN (b00tkpc1)

The Reunion 21:00 SUN (b00tkpc1)

The Reunion 01:00 MON (b00tkpc1)

The Secret World 23:30 WED (b012gs0y)

The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter 08:30 FRI (b0081l71)

The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter 12:30 FRI (b0081l71)

The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter 19:30 FRI (b0081l71)

The Unbelievable Truth 09:00 WED (b00n0qr8)

The Unbelievable Truth 18:00 WED (b00n0qr8)

The Unbelievable Truth 01:00 THU (b00n0qr8)

Think the Unthinkable 23:30 THU (b01jldck)

This American Life 11:00 SUN (b048nl9c)

This American Life 19:00 SUN (b048nl9c)

Trevor's World of Sport 09:30 FRI (b00mqgrp)

Up the Garden Path 17:00 TUE (b00898sz)

Up the Garden Path 05:00 WED (b00898sz)

Weak at the Top 23:30 FRI (b00tlwzg)

What's So Great About ...? 09:30 SUN (b00c7fbx)

What's So Great About ...? 17:30 SUN (b00c7fbx)

What's So Great About ...? 05:30 MON (b00c7fbx)

Where Were You When Bambi's Mother Was Shot? 06:30 MON (b007692f)

Where Were You When Bambi's Mother Was Shot? 13:30 MON (b007692f)

Where Were You When Bambi's Mother Was Shot? 20:30 MON (b007692f)

Where Were You When Bambi's Mother Was Shot? 02:30 TUE (b007692f)