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SATURDAY 06 SEPTEMBER 2014

SAT 00:00 Book at Beachtime (b012hbyx)
Tom McNeal - To Be Sung Underwater

Episode 5

After a summons from Willy Blunt, Judith heads back to see him in Rufus Sage - after 27 years apart.

Concluded by Laurel Lefkow.

Feeling dissatisfied with her life as an film editor in California and with a husband she suspects is having an affair, Judith Whitman decides one day to move her childhood bedroom furniture into a storage unit (it having been discarded by her daughter Camille) and rashly uses a fake name to secure the unit. She starts reminiscing about her childhood in Nebraska living with her charismatic lecturer father and about her first love, Willy Blunt whom she left behind when she went to college and has never looked back.

Written with distinctive style by Tom McNeal, it's an immersive, atmospheric story in which Judith starts to become more and more disconnected with her chosen life and starts yearning for the past. After the death of her beloved father and the beginning of stress induced migraines at work, Judith retraces her steps back to a few glorious teenage summers.

After 27 years, she tries to get back in touch with significant figures from her past...

Abridged by Miranda Davies.

Producer: Lucy Collingwood

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


SAT 00:30 15 Minute Drama (b01hl419)
The Diary of Samuel Pepys: Series 4

Episode 5

Sam decides to put himself on the line and confront Lord Sandwich about his recent behaviour but he's anxious about where this will lead. Meanwhile, a stranger tries to abduct Elizabeth in broad daylight and the Queen has the spotted fever. Sam goes to buy a periwig but disapproves of the wig he's offered - made of greasy old woman's hair!

Samuel Pepys ..... Kris Marshall
Elizabeth Pepys ..... Katherine Jakeways
Sir John Minnes ..... Alun Raglan
Coachman ..... Ewan Bailey
Mr Pierce ..... Andrew Wincott
Lord Sandwich ..... Blake Ritson

Theme music: Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye May, words by Robert Herrick and music by William Lawes, sung by Bethany Hughes. Lute, baroque guitar and theorbo played by David Miller. Violin and viol by Annika Gray, and recorders by Alice Baxter.

Historical consultant: Liza Picard
Sound by Nigel Lewis

Adapted by Hattie Naylor.

A BBC/Cymru Wales production, directed by Nigel Lewis and produced by Kate McAll.


SAT 00:45 Book at Bedtime (b00phv8l)
Tove Jansson - The True Deceiver

Episode 5

Indira Varma reads from the novel by Tove Jansson.

After the 'break-in' Anna adjusts to life in the rabbit house with Katri and Mats.

Abridged by Jeremy Osborne.

A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4.


SAT 01:00 The 99p Challenge (b007js37)
Series 2

Episode 2

Crazy panel show capers as host Sue Perkins grills Simon Pegg, David Quantick, Peter Baynham and Richard Herring.

The game where someone stands to leave the studio 99p richer than when they came in.

Producer: David Tyler

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2000.


SAT 01:30 Pioneers (b00x92tm)
Series 1

Sir Alec Jeffreys

Sir Alec Jeffreys speaks to Clare English about his eureka moment when he discovered DNA fingerprinting.

It was 9.05am on Monday 10th September 1984 when Alec realised the enormity of his breakthrough, and explains how it turned into a global phenomenon.

He speaks about how his techniques for DNA fingerprinting and DNA profiling are now not only used by the police, but also to resolve paternity and immigration disputes all over the world.

Produced by Philip Sime

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2011.


SAT 02:00 Detective (b04g457y)
Series 2

10. The Point of No Return

DS Dave Brook and DC Blair Maxton get moving on the Kemp case, but are they too late?

Stories of crime and detection in London by Robert Barr.

CAST:

DS Dave Brook …. Ray Brooks
DC Blair Maxton …. Christopher Blake
Chief Inspector Roach …. Stephen Yardley
DC Harrison …. Peter Cleall
Judy …. Jacqueline Tong
DS Kelly …. John Judd
Carson …. Tony Caunter
James Clark …. Gary Cady

Writer Robert Barr is well remembered for his work on BBC TV's 'Z-Cars' and 'Softly Softly'.

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1982.


SAT 02:30 Speak on the Dotted Line (b007r03c)
Rory Bremner probes the inner workings of recognition and voice verification technology. Can he outwit the software? From June 2007.


SAT 03:00 EM Forster - A Room with a View (b007qvgf)
The Triumph of Phaeton

Engaged to Cecil Vyse but haunted by her dreams of George Emerson, Lucy Honeychurch feels muddled..

Conclusion of EM Forster’s 1908 tale of a young woman from repressed Edwardian England.

Lucy Honeychurch ...... Cathy Sara
Charlotte Bartlett ...... Sheila Hancock
Mr Emerson ...... John Moffatt
George Emerson ...... Gary Cady
Mr Beebe ...... Stephen Moore
Mrs Honeychurch ...... Julia McKenzie
Freddy Honeychurch ...... Roger May
Cecil Vyse ...... Nathaniel Parker
Minnie Beebe ...... Sara-Jane Derrick
Floyd ...... Jonathan Keeble
Miss Alan ...... Anna Cropper
Phaeton ...... Andrew Branch

Pianist: Terence Allbright

Director: Glyn Dearman.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1995.


SAT 04:00 Tove Jansson - The Listener (b04g4935)
Lucio's Friends

Everyone loves Lucio. Don't they? From Tove Jansson's debut 1971 collection. Read by Indira Varma.

Creator of the Moomins, Tove Jansson, a Swedish-speaking Finnish novelist, painter, illustrator and comic strip author is one of the most successful children writers ever.

Translated into English by Thomas Teal. Producer Karen Rose. Executive producer Jeremy Osborne.

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by Sweet Talk Productions.


SAT 04:15 Drama (b00vcpbh)
Bethan Roberts - My Own Private Gondolier

In Bethan Roberts' first play for radio, Peggy Guggenheim's troubled daughter, Pegeen, leaves her three children behind when she travels to Venice to spend the summer with her mother. Pegeen is in retreat from a marriage that has failed. She is determined to be an artist, and she shuts herself up in the dank basement, trying to paint.

Meanwhile, her mother, Peggy, is much more concerned with the English sculptor who has come to visit; she wants a piece of his work to add to her collection and will use everything at her disposal to achieve her aim. She'll even try to inveigle her daughter into the plan if she thinks it will get her what she wants. Peggy is well known as a collector of men, as well as art. As the summer progresses, and the strains between mother and daughter grow, it's only Gianni, Peggy's personal Gondolier, who can provide a welcome diversion.

The music is Vedro con mio diletto from Vivaldi's Giustino, sung by Philippe Jaroussky.

Producer: Kate McAll, BBC Cymru Wales.


SAT 05:00 After Henry (b007jnl5)
Series 2

The Kitten

'One kitten looks pretty much like another kitten so far as I'm concerned. They're just small versions of cats. And I'm not that keen on cats.'

Sarah and her mother disagree over tidiness of the house - until a visitor arrives...

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

Sarah ...... Prunella Scales
Eleanor ...... Joan Sanderson
Russell ...... Benjamin Whitrow
Clare ...... Gerry Cowper
Policeman ...... Michael Hadley
Percy Bradshaw ...... Simon Brett

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

Producer: Pete Atkin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1986.


SAT 05:30 Bangers and Mash (b0075h0f)
Episode 4

A strange man is lurking - and Father Harry is hired to entertain the OAPs, but what will he be singing?

Six-part comedy series by Katie Hims.

Stars Catherine Harvey as Martina, Gerard McDermott as Jimmy, Roger May as Juan, and Jane Whittenshaw as Carol.

Director: Catherine Horn

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1999.


SAT 06:00 Michael Hastings - Tom and Viv (b00y1t63)
Benedict Cumberbatch stars in the heartbreaking story of TS Eliot's marriage to Vivienne Haigh-Wood.

Michael Hastings' best-known play charts the turbulent, doomed marriage of the young TS Eliot and the charismatic Vivienne Haigh-Wood. This moving, highly charged study has been described as 'one of the most important plays of the 20th century'.

Stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Tom, Lia Williams as Viv and David Haig as Maurice. Adapted and directed by Peter Kavanagh.


SAT 07:30 The Choir Invisible (b00yb305)
Ian Hislop finds out why women - excluded from much of Victorian society - wrote so many famous hymns. From August 2003.


SAT 08:00 Archive on 4 (b0118brp)
Bob Dylan and Me

Marking the musician's 70th birthday on May 24th 2011 and drawing on archive, much of which has never before been broadcast, a group of writers, poets, musicians and fans have been asked to reflect on what Bob Dylan means to them.

Bob Dylan and Me offers a series of essays, richly woven together with songs and archive interviews.

Cerys Matthews talks about Bob Dylan's personal impact on her life and music. Paul Morley reflects on Dylan's ability to acquire fame by staying aloof. Professor Christopher Ricks looks at Dylan's years with God. Eddi Reader reflects on the women in his songs.

Billy Bragg takes on Bob's troubadour tradition. Beat poet Michael McClure gives a personal view on the man. Natasha Morgan talks about the night she saw Bob Dylan's first British appearance in 1961.

Also featured in the programme will be a number of rare Bob Dylan interviews, many not broadcast on British radio before.

We will hear Dylan's radio debut from 1962 on WBAI, "I was with the carnival off and on for six years," and he tells KQED San Francisco in 1965, " Do you think of yourself primarily as a singer or a poet?" "Oh I think of myself as more a song and dance man y'know"

Sound Design by Alice K. Winz

Producers: David Prest and Caroline Hughes.
A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.


SAT 09:00 Comedy Controller (b01pz85c)
Grace Dent

Novelist, TV critic and funny person Grace Dent takes control of BBC Radio 4 Extra. Her choices : Meet David Sedaris, Mickey Flanagan: What Chance Change, In and Out of the Kitchen, Laura Solon - Talking and Not Talking, Down the Line and Thom Tuck Goes Straight to DVD.

An established journalist, Grace writes regularly for The Independent and London Evening Standard, as well as magazines like She, Tatler and Marie Claire. She's also written 11 novels for teenagers, including the successful Diary of a Chav and Diary of a Snob series. Grace also wrote a tome on Twitter (and how to leave it), and has fronted BBC Radio 4 documentaries about Nancy Mitford, among others. She's interviewed 'Game of Thrones' scribe George Martin and also presented Grace Dent's Guide to Growing Up a Girl, also on 4 Extra.


SAT 12:00 CJ Sansom - Dark Fire (b04gk8fb)
Episode 2

CJ Sansom's Tudor crime novel set in the last days of Thomas Cromwell. It is 1540, and London is in a heatwave. Stars Justin Salinger.


SAT 13:10 Inheritance Tracks (b0103zk2)
Annie Lennox

The singer reveals her love of 'Waterloo Sunset' by the Kinks, and the track she would hand on, 'A Whiter Shade of Pale' by Procol Harum.


SAT 13:15 Baldi (b007k4qm)
Series 4

No Sin

A gym death sees the priestly sleuth probe a link between fitness fanaticism and mediaeval theology. With David Threlfall.


SAT 14:00 Parsley Sidings (b007jp25)
Series 2

The Goods Train

There are sheepish looks all round when Bert considers becoming a hairdresser.

Starring Arthur Lowe as Horace, Kenneth Connor as Bradshaw/Valentine, Liz Fraser as Gloria/Sheep, Ian Lavender as Bert.

Jim Eldridge's eponymous series is set in a sleepy railway station. The Hepplewhites have run 'Parsley Sidings' station for generations and the current Station Master, Horace, hopes that his son Bert will continue the line. Mild-mannered Ticket Clerk Bert wants to work anywhere but on the railways. His colleague, Station Announcer Gloria Simpkins, secretly loves him. Porter Percy Valentine is an archetypal wheeler-dealer and the ancient Signalman, Bradshaw, causes havoc and dispenses home-made remedies in equal measure. The 'Parsley Sidings' nemesis is Phineas Perkins, the station master of Potwhistle Halt, one stop down the line.

Producer: Edward Taylor and a sheep.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in October 1973.


SAT 14:30 Doctor in the House (b007k437)
Sex and St Swithins

Medic Simon Sparrow breaks hospital rules by flirting with a pretty new nurse.

The misadventures of student doctor Simon Sparrow - adapted for radio by Ray Cooney from Richard Gordon's novel 'Doctor in the House' published in 1952.

Starring Richard Briers as Simon Sparrow, Geoffrey Sumner as Sir Lancelot Spratt, Ray Cooney as Tony Benskin, Edward Cast as Taffy Evans and Barbara Mitchell as Sister.

Special guest star: Irene Handl as Mrs Clarke.

Producer: David Hatch

Recorded at the BBC Paris studio in London.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1968.


SAT 15:00 Archive on 4 (b0118brp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SAT 16:00 Michael Hastings - Tom and Viv (b00y1t63)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 Mark Thomas: The Manifesto (b00xw276)
Series 3

Episode 4

Comedian-activist, Mark Thomas, entertains the blue-sky political policy suggestions of the public.

This week's agenda:

1) Civil Partnerships to be Made Available to Heterosexual Couples

2) Introduce a Government Department for Externalities

3) A Traffic Ban During Rush-Hour

Plus a wide range of "Any Other Business" suggestions from the studio audience.


SAT 18:00 Charles Chilton - Space Force (b007jmdr)
Series 1

5. Threshold of Stars

"And what happens if we fail the test?" "It's obvious. We'll be killed."

Held captive by their abductors, the Space Force crew discover exactly what the aliens are after - while Chipper causes concern.

Charles Chilton's intergalactic adventure starring Barry Foster and Nicky Henson.

Captain Saxon Berry .... Barry Foster
Chipper .... Nicky Henson
Magnus .... Nigel Stock
Lauderic .... Tony Osoba
Ifwa .... Wendy Murray
Treia .... Theresa Streatfeild
Voedica .... Lolly Cockerell
Jennie .... Jenny Twigge

Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in May 1984.


SAT 18:30 Ben Moor - Undone (b008zdkt)
Series 2

Unwelcome

Edna and Tankerton return to her home town and attend a fete worse than death.

Staring Alex Tregear and Ben Moor.

Ben Moor's comic sci-fi saga about magazine editor Edna Turner entering a parallel world where her version of London is replaced with the city of Undone.

Edna Turner ...... Alex Tregear
Tankerton Slopes ...... Ben Moor
Billy/Carlo ..... Duncan Wisbey
Rosie Turner ...... Emma Kennedy

Other parts played by the cast.

Producer: Colin Anderson

Made for BBC Radio 7 by BBC Radio Comedy and first broadcast in February 2008.


SAT 19:00 Comedy Controller (b01pz85c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 Ross Noble Goes Global (b007jvv4)
Series 1

Singapore

Spotting a monkey and shopping malls galore - the globetrotting comedian is having a bad hair day in the city's incredible humidity.

Producer: Danny Wallace

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2002.


SAT 22:30 Chris Addison's Civilization (b00f68lx)
A Sense of Identity

Chris Addison reveals how "culture" gives a civilisation a sense of identity, and Professor Herring tells all about a conference on deckchairs

Continuing his journey through the vast and rich subject of civilisation, the thinking-idiot's anthropologist explains exactly what we need to create a new one.

With:

Professor Austin Herring (Geoffrey McGivern)
Jo Enright
Dan Tetsell

Producer: Simon Nicholls

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2006.


SAT 23:00 The Mark Steel Solution (b00f6vv1)
Series 4

The Media

The radical comedian proposes a new way to rescue radio and telly from an all-time low. Chris Evans beware! From August 1996.


SAT 23:25 The Comedy Club Interviews (b04j9dd0)
The best in contemporary comedy. Tonight, Arthur Smith chats to The Noise Next Door.


SAT 23:30 Richard Herring's Objective (b017cfkv)
Series 2

Page 3

'Page 3' has been the cause of controversy, so Richard debates whether it's something that we should celebrate, or consign to the dustbin of history.

Series in which Richard Herring pokes and prods a variety controversial objects and see if the controversy falls out. Through vox pops, interviews and stand up comedy Richard examines the objects' history, meaning and significance and challenges our assumed logic and stereotypes.

Can we reclaim these objects away from their unfortunate associations?

Written by and starring Richard Herring.

With Emma Kennedy and special guest, the glamour model Lucy Pinder.

Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2011.



SUNDAY 07 SEPTEMBER 2014

SUN 00:00 Charles Chilton - Space Force (b007jmdr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 00:30 Ben Moor - Undone (b008zdkt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 Archive on 4 (b0118brp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:00 CJ Sansom - Dark Fire (b04gk8fb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 on Saturday]


SUN 03:10 Inheritance Tracks (b0103zk2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:10 on Saturday]


SUN 03:15 Baldi (b007k4qm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:15 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 Michael Hastings - Tom and Viv (b00y1t63)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 Mark Thomas: The Manifesto (b00xw276)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 The Diary of Samuel Pepys Omnibus (b01hxn37)
1663

1663 begins badly for the diarist and his wife with jealousy and mishaps all around. Stars Kris Marshall and Katherine Jakeways.


SUN 07:15 Painted for Posterity (b007667b)
Britain and the Beast

The Recording Britain project. which began in 1939, for artists to paint the wartime British landscape. With Peter Wright. From February 2002.


SUN 07:30 The Gobetweenies (b010xyy8)
Series 1

Sniffing Stevie and the Gym Horse

David Tennant and Sarah Alexander star as the exes determined their marital failures will not get in the way of good parenting.

This week son Tom feels guilty about not wanting to be mates with a boy with a permanent snot bubble. The divorced pair confuse him about the morality of befriending losers. Meanwhile a visit to a tattoo parlour gives Lucy a great idea about getting some attention. Joe finds a new job and a visit to The Wellcome Institute provides Mimi with some useful information about Syphilis.

If it's Wednesday... it must be Holloway...

Cast List:
Joe ..... David Tennant
Mimi ..... Sarah Alexander
Tom ..... Finlay Christie
Lucy ..... Phoebe Abbott
Bobby ..... Stephen Critchlow
Stevie ..... Ben Baker
Ms Smart .... Morwenna Banks
Donald ..... Gordon Kennedy

Writer: Marcella Evaristi

Director: Marilyn Imrie
Producer: Gordon Kennedy
An Absolutely Production for BBC Radio 4.


SUN 08:00 ITMA - It's That Man Again (b007k30s)
From 30/10/1947

A pageant is planned and Tommy Handley has to write a play about the future of England.

With Jack Train, Lind Joyce, Hugh Morton, Deryck Guyler, Fred Yule, Joan Harben, Diana Morrison and Hattie Jacques.

It's That Man Again - ITMA made a radio superstar of Tommy Handley (1894-1949) and had more than 20 million devoted listeners to the BBC Home Service each week - with millions more around the world. The show's title came from a newspaper headline used in stories about Adolf Hitler in the lead up to the Second World War.
Catchphrases like "TTFN - Ta-Ta for now" and "Can I Do You Now, Sir?" coupled with a frenetic, topical approach made it utterly distinctive.

From 1939 to 1949, over 310 episodes were broadcast, breaking away from existing comedy and music hall conventions with an anarchic and irreverent style - created by its writer Ted Kavanagh.

BBC Variety Orchestra, conducted by Rae Jenkinsl.

Producer: Francis Worsley.

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in October 1947.


SUN 08:30 Stop Messing About! (b00b8w6q)
Series 1

Episode 3

Meet Varda Marvello the Mind Reader - and the tale of a little bee.

Starring Kenneth Williams, Hugh Paddick, Joan Sims and announcer, Douglas Smith.

After the unexpected death of Kenneth Horne in 1969, plans for the next series of Round The Horne were axed. Instead - using an old catchphrase of Kenneth Williams as a series title - Kenneth joined Hugh Paddick to continue the comedy tradition and was also reunited with his "Carry On" film co-star Joan Sims.

Written by Johnnie Mortimer, Brian Cooke and Myles Rudge

With the Max Harris Group.

Producer: John Simmonds

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in April 1969.


SUN 09:00 Children's Hour: Once Upon a Time (b00qn7b3)
Series 2

Episode 3

Sandy Chalmers takes an affectionate look back at the much-loved BBC institution Children's Hour, which ran from 1922 to 1964 on the BBC Home Service. Sandy was first involved as a child from 1953 to close down in 1964. Her selection in this edition:

The Big Pond, Mr Fizzle in Trouble, by Bertha Lonsdale. Duck eggs go missing in this short play from 1960 narrated by Trevor Hill. With Karal Gardner, Joseph Hancock and Brian Trueman.

Smokey: A Dragon's Tale, by Margaret Potter. Amazing sound effects (for 1960) with yet more duck dramas! With Graham Roberts, Geoffrey Banks, Patricia Birch, Francis Winfield and Frederick Wilson.

Toytown Plays - A Sea Voyage, by SG Hulme Beaman. While the Mayor is away, Ernest the Policeman makes some changes at the town hall. With Derek McCulloch, John Glyn-Jones, Peter Claughton, Felix Felton, Norman Shelley, Ivan Samson and Preston Lockwood. From 1962.

Produced by Peter Reed.


SUN 10:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b04gkl01)
Teachers

Anna Scher

4 Extra Debut. Theatre School founder and drama teacher Anna Scher shares her castaway choices with Kirsty Young.

It's more than 40 years since she set up her theatre school and it has launched the careers of Kathy Burke, Martin Kemp, Pauline Quirke and Patsy Palmer to name just a few. It started out as a lunchtime drama club, nd very quickly grew. Anna Scher says: "There were enormous classes - about seventy in a class - and a lot of those pupils were non-readers and so I fell into improvisation by chance. I found that it was a very effective way of character training."

From November 2011.


SUN 10:45 Afternoon Reading (b00xsfk6)
Tove Jansson - Travelling Light

Foreign City

An old man, his memory fading, is on his way to visit his grandson when he breaks his flight at an unknown city. His son has arranged the journey, but the old man becomes confused and events carry him on a different path.

The writer and artist Tove Jansson is best known as the creator of the Moomin stories, which were first published in English 60 years ago and have remained in print ever since. She turned her attention to writing for adults when she was in her fifties.

With the deceptively light prose that is her hallmark, 'Travelling Light' reveals to us the precariousness of a journey and the unease we feel at being placed outside of our milieu.

Translated by Silvester Mazzarella
Read By Timothy West

Producer: Karen Rose
A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.


SUN 11:00 Garrison Keillor's Radio Show (b017gcmb)
Series 7

Episode 6

From Cincinnati in Ohio, the American funny man welcomes the Punch Brothers and veteran stand-up Paula Poundstone. From 2010.


SUN 12:00 The Diary of Samuel Pepys Omnibus (b01hxn37)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SUN 13:15 Painted for Posterity (b007667b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today]


SUN 13:30 Theo (b007jt2n)
Made in Germany in 1908, a rare cinnamon plush bear with boot button eyes - still with the Steiff button in his ear - discovers he’s Lot 107, and the auction is about to begin...

Martin Jarvis stars as Theo in Moya O'Shea’s drama.

Theo ...... Martin Jarvis
Little Tom ...... Thomas Connor
Tom ...... Ross Livingstone
Mr Lonsdale ...... David Collings
Mrs Lonsdale ...... Jilly Bond
Charles Morgan ...... Henry Cormack
Nicholas ...... Jonathan Praeger
Jessie ...... Becky Hindley
Hannah ...... Caroline Strong
Mrs Tyler ...... Zulema Dene
George ...... Alexis Edyvean
Mr McKee ...... Jonathan Keeble
Mrs McKee ...... Linda Regan
Little Greg ...... George Allonby
Young Greg ...... Jack Allonby
Greg ...... Paul Jenkins
Imelda ...... Jane Whittenshaw
Janice ...... Sandra James Young
Mark ...... Gary Bryden
Roland ...... Stephen Critchow
Auctioneer ...... John Turner

Producer: Tracey Neale

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1995.


SUN 15:00 ITMA - It's That Man Again (b007k30s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 15:30 Stop Messing About! (b00b8w6q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 16:00 Mel's Mix: The Best of The 4 O'Clock Show (b01nlbw9)
Mel takes a walk on Ancient Roman streets, makes a Horrible Histories Rotten Ancient Roman meal, and hears about spitting spiders and an eight-year-old entrepreneur.


SUN 16:30 Oscar Wilde (b007k0l3)
The Happy Prince

From their aerial view, a beautiful statue and a swallow team up to help the poor in the city below. Read by John Moffatt. From December 1997.


SUN 16:45 Just So Stories (b04hgy87)
Series 1

The Beginning of the Armadillos

Made for 4 Extra. Samuel West reads Kipling's prickly tale of how the Armadillo came to be.


SUN 17:00 Children's Hour: Once Upon a Time (b00qn7b3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SUN 18:00 Doctor Who (b01pqn8q)
Situation Vacant

Four hopefuls attend an audition to be the Time Lord's next companion. But who compiled the shortlist? Eighth Doctor adventure stars Paul McGann and Niky Wardley.


SUN 19:00 Garrison Keillor's Radio Show (b017gcmb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 20:00 ITMA - It's That Man Again (b007k30s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 20:30 Stop Messing About! (b00b8w6q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b04gkl01)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


SUN 21:45 Afternoon Reading (b00xsfk6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today]


SUN 22:00 The Gobetweenies (b010xyy8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 22:30 I Think I've Got a Problem (b00cc4qg)
Series 2

Episode 1

In an attempt to rid him of the band that lives in his head, Tom’s been sent to a special centre for the entertainingly afflicted. The treatment's going well - until the band can't take any more and make Tom burst into song.

Reunited once more, Tom and the band decide they've missed each other and hatch an escape plan...

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
Phil Cornwell ..... Bouche
Andrew McGibbon ..... Jake
Nick Romero ..... Monty DeVere
Bill Nighy ..... Malc
Julia Deakin ..... Phelia
Toby Longworth ..... Clammy
Tracy-Ann Oberman

Songs: Andrew McGibbon. Nick Romero and Suggs

Producers: Andrew McGibbon and Dawn Ellis.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2003.


SUN 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b04j9dj4)
The best in contemporary comedy. Tonight, Arthur Smith chats to The Noise Next Door.


SUN 23:00 The In Crowd (b00sf7tp)
Series 3

Episode 2

How to open a pocket museum, how not to purchase a smoke alarm and how not to go about being a medium, an auctioneer or a tramp.

The ever helpful sketch show from Manchester's Comedy Store.

With Robin Ince, Helen Moon, Smug Roberts and Kate Ward.

Producer: Graham Frost

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2002.


SUN 23:30 Jon Ronson On (b007ng62)
Series 3

Uncontrollable Responses

Jon Ronson continues his look at human behaviour by finding the moments where we respond in an uncontrollable way.

Comedian Robert Popper couldn't stop his drunken friend from putting their lives at risk while at a wedding in Israel. The story involved a pair of underpants, but no hilarious consequences.

Another interviewee, who survived the 7/7 terrorist attacks, found herself - during the period of her recovery - uncontrollably joining in with message boards accusing her of being a government plant on one of the bombed trains.



MONDAY 08 SEPTEMBER 2014

MON 00:00 Doctor Who (b01pqn8q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b04gkl01)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


MON 01:45 Afternoon Reading (b00xsfk6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]


MON 02:00 ITMA - It's That Man Again (b007k30s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:30 Stop Messing About! (b00b8w6q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 on Sunday]


MON 03:00 The Gobetweenies (b010xyy8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Sunday]


MON 03:30 Theo (b007jt2n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:30 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Children's Hour: Once Upon a Time (b00qn7b3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 Paul Temple (b007tbxy)
Paul Temple and the Conrad Case

The Man From Munich

The debonair detective goes on the trail of an English girl, who's gone missing from a finishing school in Bavaria.

Francis Durbridge's thriller stars Peter Coke as Paul Temple and Marjorie Westbury as Steve in another intriguing case for BBC radio's smoothest investigator and his glamorous wife.

Paul Temple …. Peter Coke
Steve …. Marjorie Westbury
Sir Graham Forbes …. Richard Williams
Herr Brechschaft …. Jeffrey Segal
June Jackson …. June Tobin
Charlie …. James Beattie
Mrs Wheldon …. Virginia Winter

With Beatrice Ormond, Judy Bailey, Frank Partington, Peggy Gow and John Graham.

Between 1938 and 1968, Francis Durbridge's incomparably suave amateur detective Paul Temple and glamorous wife Steve solved case after baffling case in one of BBC radio's most popular series. They inhabited a sophisticated, well-heeled world of cocktails and fast cars.

Producer: Martyn C Webster

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in March 1959.


MON 06:30 Dreaming By the Pool (b0075kll)
Jack Dee takes a humorous look at the history of the back-garden swimming pool and tells tales of how pool desires inevitably lead to disaster. From May 1999.


MON 07:00 Life, Death and Sex with Mike and Sue (b0075nt1)
Series 3

Episode 3

Sofa-bound TV presenters Mike and Sue tackle a fresh update on Cinderella plus 'Changing Tombs'.

Starring Robert Duncan and Jan Ravens recorded at the Edinburgh Fringe.
With Ronnie Ancona, Alistair McGowan, Roger Blake and Steve Punt.

Written by Steve Punt from a format by Bill Dare.

Music by Mark Burton.

Producer: Aled Evans

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1998.


MON 07:30 Just a Minute (b04fz0wz)
Series 70

Episode 4

Just how hard can it be to talk for 60 seconds without hesitation, repetition or deviation? Hosted by the legendary Nicholas Parsons with panellists Gyles Brandreth, Stephen Mangan, Tony Hawks and newbie Kerry Godliman.

Producer: Katie Tyrrell.


MON 08:00 J Kingston Platt (b01rr6y0)
Romance

A touching tale of unexpected romance.

London in the Blitz gave rise to some surprising opportunities - and some surprising consequences.

The doyen of British showbiz, the insider's insider, J Kingston Platt returns to the wireless with more unusually true stories.

Written and read by Peter Jones

Producer: Pete Atkin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1993.


MON 08:30 The Navy Lark (b00txzkp)
Series 1

The Fairground Lights

Devious Pertwee's plan to help a travelling fair is sunk when HMS Troutbridge must put to sea.

Starring Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Dennis Price as Number One, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as Heather, Michael Bates as Commander Shaw, Ronnie Barker as AS Johnson and Tenniel Evans as Communication Officer Prout.
The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series on BBC Radio between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman.
Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.
First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in April 1959.


MON 09:00 It's Your Round (b00zf4nz)
Series 1

Episode 5

Angus Deayton hosts the comedy panel show with no format.

Tim Key, Micky Flanagan, Bridget Christie and Nick Hancock battle it out to see who can beat each other at their own games each has brought along.

What is Micky's 'Cockney Rhyming Slang Charades' all about and is it any fun to play? Can anyone understand the rules to Tim's 'No More Women'? And what is Bridget's idea of her 'Fantasy Funeral'? Find out the answers to these questions, and more, in this show.

Angus valiantly tries to make sure everyone comes out of it with their reputations intact.

Reader: Christine Kavanagh

Writers: Angus Deayton, Ged Parsons and Paul Powell

Devised by Benjamin Partridge

Producer: Sam Michell.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2011.


MON 09:30 Mr and Mrs Smith (b019rpw8)
The Dinner Party

A year into married life and already things are a little creaky. So, following Will's unimaginative anniversary present (a draining rack), Annabelle's signed them up for a course of marriage counselling.

Counsellor Guy mediates a recent dispute between Will and Annabelle, with flashbacks to the events that spawned the argument...

Will Smith's sitcom about a couple in marriage counselling

Will Smith ..... Will Smith
Annabelle Smith ..... Sarah Hadland
Guy ..... Paterson Joseph
Katrina ..... Tracy Wiles
Doug ..... Simon Bubb
Heather ..... Morwenna Banks

Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2012.


MON 10:00 Classic Serial (b0183r3q)
François Rabelais - Gargantua and Pantagruel

Gargantua

Gargantua and Pantagruel by Francois Rabelais. Dramatised by Lavinia Murray.

Ep 2 - Pantagruel.

Concluding the bawdy and scatological adventures of Medieval giants. This episode concentrates on the story of Gargantua's son, Pantagruel and his morally dubious friend Panurge, as they go on a quest to discover whether marriage is for them. On the way they have many adventures before they come before the Seer of the Holy Bottle who gives them a definitive judgement.

Rabelais.....David Troughton
Gargantua....Robert Wilfort
Pantagruel....Justin Edwards
Panurge...Conrad Nelson
Friar Jean....Jonathan Keeble
Jacqueline/Seer...Fiona Clarke
Librarian/Secretary...Mark Chatterton

Producer Gary Brown

This tale is a dizzying blend of fantasy, comedy, philosophy and scatological humour. The world's a messy place. All the big mock-heroic novels that followed - Don Quixote, Tristram Shandy, Gulliver's Travels, Ulysses - are about mess, they're about slops and slime, encyclopedic in their efforts to encompass humanity in all its bawdy, chaotic, grungy, and painful reality. And like Gargantua and Pantagruel they're also very funny. The Rabelaisian world view is founded on the assumption that the humourless are not yet wise - and these tales insist you learn to laugh at humanity.

Gargantua and Pantagruel is dramatised by Lavinia Murray, one of our leading radio playwrights whose credits include 'The Anatomy of Melancholy' and 'The Confessions of an English Opium Eater'.


MON 11:00 Afternoon Reading (b0080dyx)
Sputnik

The First King of Mars

A selection of stories specially commissioned to celebrate the Russian satellite which started the space race.

By Nick Walker, read by Peter Capaldi.

There is plenty of time to think during the long journey to Mars. And the new colony will need governance.

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.


MON 11:15 Loose Ends (b04g6lbm)
Ross Noble, Alan Johnson, Sarah Solemani, Jón Gnarr, Arthur Smith, Gregory Porter, Bunty

Postie turned politician Alan Johnson talks to Clive about the sequel to his bestselling childhood memoir, 'This Boy'. 'Please, Mr Postman' paints a vivid picture of England in the 1970s, where smoking was the norm rather than the exception, and Sunday lunchtime was about beer, bingo and cribbage. But as Alan's career in the Union of Postal Workers begins to take off, his close-knit family is struck by tragedy.

Clive gets a Bad Education with actress and writer Sarah Solemani, who writes and stars in an episode of BBC One drama 'The Secrets'; a series of 5 short films - each one an explosive story with a secret at its heart. In episode two; 'The Conversation', we join a bride (played by Sarah) on the eve of her wedding, who discovers her fiancé was once accused of a shocking crime.

Meet Jon Gnarr: he's a mayor like no other. A successful stand-up comedian, Gnarr founded Iceland's "Best Party" in reaction to his country's economic collapse. His campaign offered voters a more honest approach to power, a polar bear for Reykjavik zoo and a drug-free Parliament. Jon tells Arthur Smith about his book 'GNARR: How I Became the Mayor of a Large City in Iceland and Changed the World'.

Clive's Freewheeling with the king of improvisational comedy Ross Noble, who's back with another mind-blowing UK tour. Famed for his inspired nonsense, 'The wizard haired Geordie' talks to Clive about his new tour 'Tangentleman', in which he talks nonsense of the highest order.

With music from Grammy Award winning Gregory Porter who performs 'Musical Genocide' from his album 'Liquid Spirit'. More music from Bunty who performs 'Congatron' from her upcoming album 'Multimos'.

Producer: Sukey Firth.


MON 12:00 J Kingston Platt (b01rr6y0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 The Navy Lark (b00txzkp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 Paul Temple (b007tbxy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 Dreaming By the Pool (b0075kll)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b00wp8pj)
Daphne du Maurier - Jamaica Inn

Episode 1

Book at Bedtime: Jamaica Inn by Daphne Du Maurier
Abridged by Lauris Morgan-Griffiths

Tamsin Greig reads episode 1 of Daphne Du Maurier's dark and intriguing gothic tale.

Her mother's dying request takes Mary Yellan on a sad journey across the bleak moorland of Cornwall to reach Jamaica Inn, the home of her Aunt Patience. With the coachman's warning echoing in her memory, Mary arrives at a dismal place to find Patience a changed woman, cowering from her overbearing husband, Joss Merlyn.

Producer: Alison Crawford.


MON 14:15 Inside the Bermuda Triangle: The Mysteries Solved (b00mjpc9)
Episode 1

Investigative journalist Tom Mangold journeys inside the Bermuda Triangle to try to get to the truth about this mysterious area.

What is the genesis of the Bermuda Triangle story, how did it grow and why does it persist to this day?

A Ladbroke Radio production for BBC Radio 4.


MON 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b01ks2ym)
The Diary of Samuel Pepys: Series 5

Episode 1

It's 1664 and Sam starts the year with a family visit to a coffee house. As time progresses, however, his trips around London have a more salacious purpose, as his thoughts turn increasingly towards the ladies in his life. The neighbourhood, meanwhile, suffers some serious crimes: a local criminal mastermind is caught and hanged. Sam goes to the hanging, and balances on a cartwheel to get a good view - but is sorry to see it. Sam hears of a rape which is hushed up because the perpetrators are attendants to the Queen Mother. Then other news arrives - that Sam's brother Tom has been taken seriously ill.

Cast: Samuel Pepys - Kris Marshall, Elizabeth Pepys - Katherine Jakeways, Uncle Wight - Ewan Bailey, Aunty Wight - Manon Edwards, Will - John Biddle, Bessie - Sarah Ovens, Colonel Turner - Matthew Gravelle, Tom Pepys - Gareth Pierce.

Theme music: Gather Ye Rosebuds While You May, words by Robert Herrick and music by William Lawes, sung by Bethany Hughes. Lute, baroque guitar and theorbo played by David Miller. Violin and viol by Annika Gray, and recorders by Alice Baxter.

Historical consultant: Liza Picard

Sound by Nigel Lewis

A BBC/Cymru Wales production, directed by Kate McAll.


MON 14:45 Book at Bedtime (b00pk74s)
Tove Jansson - The True Deceiver

Episode 6

Indira Varma reads from the novel by Tove Jansson.

Anna is discomfited by Katri's unusual honesty. But what game is she playing?

Abridged by Jeremy Osborne.

A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4.


MON 15:00 Classic Serial (b0183r3q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b04gmybf)
Coracles, Eider Ducks and The Wind in the Willows

Mel Giedroyc goes splash in a tiny boat, Dick and Dom get dangerous in a listener's kitchen, and there is the first episode of The Wind in the Willows.


MON 17:00 Like They've Never Been Gone (b00b0qrc)
Series 2

Tommy Wants a Knighthood

Comeback duo singer Tommy mounts his own campaign to be awarded an MBE.

30 years after sweethearts Tommy Franklin and Sheila Parr won the 1962 Eurovision Song Contest, the musical double-act are back in the big time.

June Whitfield and Roy Hudd star in Mike Coleman's sitcom.

Tommy Franklin ...... Roy Hudd
Sheila Parr ...... June Whitfield

With Pat Coombs, Julian Eardley, Mike Coleman and Edward Halstead.

Music by Frido Ruth.

Producer: Steve Doherty

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1999.


MON 17:30 Life, Death and Sex with Mike and Sue (b0075nt1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 18:00 It's Your Round (b00zf4nz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 18:30 A Good Read (b04gmyy8)
Ken Livingstone and Polly Toynbee

4 Extra Debut. Tom Sutcliffe, Ken Livingstone and Polly Toynbee discuss Don de Lillo, Arthur C Clarke and Alexandre Dumas. From June 1998.

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas
Publisher: Penguin Modern Classics

Libra by Don DeLillo
Publisher: Penguin Books

Rendezvous with Rama by Arthur C. Clarke
Publisher: Orbit Books.


MON 19:00 J Kingston Platt (b01rr6y0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 The Navy Lark (b00txzkp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 Paul Temple (b007tbxy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 Dreaming By the Pool (b0075kll)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 Afternoon Reading (b0080dyx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:15 Loose Ends (b04g6lbm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


MON 22:00 Just a Minute (b04fz0wz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 Mr and Mrs Smith (b019rpw8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


MON 23:00 Old Harry's Game (b00wtb2v)
Series 6

Ginger

Satan finally resolves Edith's murder, while she discovers something astonishing about humans descended from angels.

Andy Hamilton's comedy set in Hell.

Starring Andy Hamilton as Satan, Annette Crosbie as Edith, Robert Duncan as Scumspawn and Jimmy Mulville as Thomas.

Other characters played by Michael Fenton Stevens, Philip Pope, Felicity Montagu and Nick Revell.

Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2007.


MON 23:30 The Consultants (b0076pm3)
Series 2

Episode 2

The Consultants are facing legal problems after Jack and Jill's accident at work and the unfortunate demise of Dr Foster during an activity weekend in The Cotswolds.

There's also a chance to re-remember their recently destroyed war serial "we dive to serve".

The Consultants are Neil Edmond, Justin Edwards and James Rawlings.

Producer: Will Saunders

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2003.



TUESDAY 09 SEPTEMBER 2014

TUE 00:00 Book at Bedtime (b00wp8pj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:15 Inside the Bermuda Triangle: The Mysteries Solved (b00mjpc9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 15 Minute Drama (b01ks2ym)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Monday]


TUE 00:45 Book at Bedtime (b00pk74s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 It's Your Round (b00zf4nz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 A Good Read (b04gmyy8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 Paul Temple (b007tbxy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 Dreaming By the Pool (b0075kll)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 Classic Serial (b0183r3q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 Afternoon Reading (b0080dyx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:15 Loose Ends (b04g6lbm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 Like They've Never Been Gone (b00b0qrc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 Life, Death and Sex with Mike and Sue (b0075nt1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 Paul Temple (b007jqpv)
Paul Temple and the Conrad Case

Concerning Elliot France

Smooth detective Paul Temple's car is forced into a Bavarian ditch and a helpful driver stops...

Francis Durbridge's thriller stars Peter Coke as Paul Temple and Marjorie Westbury as Steve in another intriguing case for BBC radio's smoothest investigator and his glamorous wife.

Paul Temple …. Peter Coke
Steve …. Marjorie Westbury
Madame Klein …. Dorothy Holmes Gore
Denis Harper …. John Bryning
Elliot France …. James Thomason
June Jackson …. June Tobin
Madame Klein …. Dorothy Holmes Gore
Elliot France …. James Thomason
Gerda …. Hilda Schroder
Denis Harper …. John Bryning
Elsa, The Countess Dekker …. Joan Matheson
Dr Conrad …. Rolf Lefebvre
Herr Brechtschaft …. Jeffrey Segal

Between 1938 and 1968, Francis Durbridge's incomparably suave amateur detective Paul Temple and glamorous wife Steve solved case after baffling case in one of BBC radio's most popular series. They inhabited a sophisticated, well-heeled world of cocktails and fast cars.

Producer: Martyn C. Webster

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in March 1959.


TUE 06:30 The Bow Street Magistrates' Court (b0076z45)
There has been a Magistrates Court in London's Bow Street since 1740, dispensing justice to an extraordinary range of characters from Casanova to the Krays. But the court is closing to be turned into a boutique hotel.

On the day of its final sitting, Rory MacLean is given unique access behind the scenes as staff prepare to leave and almost three centuries of tradition comes to an end.


TUE 07:00 The Fall of the Mausoleum Club (b007jqp1)
The Prunestone

Two crime writers decide to aid the perfect murder. Stars Peggy Mount, Dorothy Tutin and John Savident. From September 1988.


TUE 07:30 Meet David Sedaris (b03mclqh)
Series 4

Episode 5

One of the world's funniest storytellers is back on BBC Radio 4 doing what he does best.

This week, he considers his native tongue as if it were a foreign language in "English Lesson" and the trouble that taxidermy can bring in "Understanding Understanding Owls".

Producer: Steve Doherty
A Giddy Goat production for BBC Radio 4.


TUE 08:00 The Goon Show (b007jpgm)
Series 8

King Solomon's Mines

Neddie Seagoon loses at roulette, so heads off in search of legendary African riches. Stars Spike Milligan. From December 1957.


TUE 08:30 Doctor in the House (b007k4bc)
Our First Baby

Medic Simon Sparrow is thrown in the deep-end on St Swithins' ante-natal ward.

The misadventures of student doctor Simon Sparrow - adapted for radio by Ray Cooney from Richard Gordon's novel 'Doctor in the House' published in 1952.

Starring Richard Briers as Simon Sparrow, Geoffrey Sumner as Sir Lancelot Spratt, Ray Cooney as Tony Benskin, Edward Cast as Taffy Evans and Norma Ronald as Vera.

Producer: David Hatch

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1968.


TUE 09:00 Who Goes There? (b00lbnyx)
Series 2

Episode 6

Martin Young chairs the quiz looking at lives of the noteworthy and notorious from the history books.

Tackling the biographical teasers are team captains Francis Wheen and Fred Housego with guests Carmen Callil and Victoria Glendinning.

Producer: Aled Evans

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1998.


TUE 09:30 The Wordsmiths at Gorsemere (b007jss3)
Series 2

16th June, 1800

William Wordsworth meditates upon his Miltonic sonnet. William Bloke arrives with a warning. De Quinine returns in disarray. There is a visitation and all is at peace.

Conclusion of the everyday story of towering genius. Sue Limb's six part soap opera, set in and around the Lake District at the turn of the 18th century.

Stars Geoffrey Whitehead as William Wordsmith, Denise Coffey as Dorothy Wordsmith, Simon Callow as Samuel Tailor Cholericke, Miriam Margolyes as Stinking Iris, Nickolas Grace as Thomas de Quinine, John Shrapnel as William Bloke and Chris Emmett as the Leechpedlar
Music by Stephen Oliver and performed by Cantabile.

Producer: Jonathan James-Moore.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1987.


TUE 10:00 Classic Serial (b01888l1)
François Rabelais - Gargantua and Pantagruel

Pantagruel

Gargantua and Pantagruel by Francois Rabelais. Dramatised by Lavinia Murray.

Ep 2 - Pantagruel.

Concluding the bawdy and scatological adventures of Medieval giants. This episode concentrates on the story of Gargantua's son, Pantagruel and his morally dubious friend Panurge, as they go on a quest to discover whether marriage is for them. On the way they have many adventures before they come before the Seer of the Holy Bottle who gives them a definitive judgement.

Rabelais.....David Troughton
Gargantua....Robert Wilfort
Pantagruel....Justin Edwards
Panurge...Conrad Nelson
Friar Jean....Jonathan Keeble
Jacqueline/Seer...Fiona Clarke
Librarian/Secretary...Mark Chatterton

Producer Gary Brown

This tale is a dizzying blend of fantasy, comedy, philosophy and scatological humour. The world's a messy place. All the big mock-heroic novels that followed - Don Quixote, Tristram Shandy, Gulliver's Travels, Ulysses - are about mess, they're about slops and slime, encyclopaedic in their efforts to encompass humanity in all its bawdy, chaotic, grungy, and painful reality. And like Gargantua and Pantagruel they're also very funny. The Rabelaisian world view is founded on the assumption that the humourless are not yet wise - and these tales insist you learn to laugh at humanity.

Gargantua and Pantagruel is dramatised by Lavinia Murray, one of our leading radio playwrights whose credits include 'The Anatomy of Melancholy' and 'The Confessions of an English Opium Eater'.


TUE 11:00 Afternoon Reading (b00cqgf9)
Nick Walker - The Further Adventures of the First King of Mars

Ninety Seconds of Terror

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the launch of Sputnik Nick Walker was commissioned to write the sci-fi adventure 'The First King Of Mars'.

Now, in five, thrilling, action-packed episodes we continue the story where it left off with our fearless commander, previously employed to head-up the first manned mission to Mars, plummeting towards the planet with no thick atmosphere to slow him down.

Starring Peter Capaldi.

Producer: Karen Rose
A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4.


TUE 11:15 Gerry McKee - My Sky Blue Trades (b00766ss)
How the part-Catholic yet rebellious family of Victor P McCann dashed any hopes for him of a carefree boyhood - despite a slight family tendency towards booze, fags and rebellion.

Gerry McKee's elegiac comedy set in post-war suburbia.

Stars Nicky Henson as Adult Victor, Oliver Quelch as Young Victor, Carolyn Pickles as Mum, John Rogan as Dad, Kate Binchy as the Aunt, Gavin Muir, as Uncle Liam, Carl Prekopp as Dekker, Jonathan Forbes as Phil, and Helen Longworth as Jane.

Director: Cherry Cookson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2002.


TUE 12:00 The Goon Show (b007jpgm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 Doctor in the House (b007k4bc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 Paul Temple (b007jqpv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 The Bow Street Magistrates' Court (b0076z45)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b00wv8g1)
Daphne du Maurier - Jamaica Inn

Episode 2

Book at Bedtime: Jamaica Inn by Daphne Du Maurier.
Abridged by Lauris Morgan-Griffiths

Tamsin Greig reads episode 2 of Daphne Du Maurier's dark and intriguing gothic tale.

After the death of her mother, Mary Yellan has come to live at Jamaica Inn with her Aunt Patience. She has discovered her aunt much changed and living in terror of her vicious husband, Joss Merlyn. Deciding she must stay for the sake of her aunt, Mary is affected by the inn's brooding power and unwillingly drawn into the dark deeds of Joss and his accomplices.

Producer: Alison Crawford.


TUE 14:15 Inside the Bermuda Triangle: The Mysteries Solved (b00mkx5f)
Episode 2

Investigative journalist Tom Mangold journeys inside the Bermuda Triangle to try to get to the truth about this mysterious area.

In 1948, British South American Airways flight Star Tiger vanished into the Triangle, becoming one of its best-known disappearances. But digging around for some long-neglected facts, the mist begins to clear.

A Ladbroke Radio production for BBC Radio 4.


TUE 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b01ks52w)
The Diary of Samuel Pepys: Series 5

Episode 2

Sam's younger brother, Tom, falls desperately ill but the doctors disagree about the diagnosis. Meanwhile, the maid reveals some secrets about how Tom has been living. Sam and Elizabeth have an enormous row which continues when she follows him to the office 'like a vixen with a look of rancour'. When Tom dies even more surprising secrets are revealed.

Cast: Samuel Pepys - Kris Marshall, Elizabeth Pepys - Katherine Jakeways, Will - John Biddle, Cousin Jane - Manon Edwards, Tom Pepys - Gareth Pierce, Dr Wiverly - Matthew Gravelle, Dr Powell - Ewan Bailey, Gravedigger - Lee Mengo.

Theme music: Gather Ye Rosebuds While You May, words by Robert Herrick and music by William Lawes, sung by Bethany Hughes. Lute, baroque guitar and theorbo played by David Miller. Violin and viol by Annika Gray, and recorders by Alice Baxter.

Historical consultant: Liza Picard

Sound by Nigel Lewis

A BBC/Cymru Wales production, directed by Kate McAll.


TUE 14:45 Book at Bedtime (b00pk74v)
Tove Jansson - The True Deceiver

Episode 7

Indira Varma reads from the novel by Tove Jansson.

After visiting Liljeberg the boat maker, Katri starts to make plans for her brother Mats.

Abridged by Jeremy Osborne.

A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4.


TUE 15:00 Classic Serial (b01888l1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b04gn058)
Dick and Dom zap things in the living room

Mel Giedroyc takes a tour of a beautiful gypsy caravan, wishes Hugh Grant a happy birthday, and lets Dick and Dom loose in a listener's living room.


TUE 17:00 Up the Garden Path (b008g7p2)
Series 3

Over-Drawn, Over-Sexed and Over-Optimistic

It's crunch time for Izzy, with Bill, Michael and Razors all vying for her attention.

Imelda Staunton stars as Isabelle 'Izzy' Comyn.

With Mike Grady as Dick, Marty Cruickshank as Maria, Nicholas Le Prevost as Michael, Rene Zagger as Razors, Sion Probert as Gwyn and Neil McCaul as Bill.

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

A six-part radio sequel first adapted from Sue Limb’s 1984 novel. The last of three series which ran from 1987 to 1993. Granada also adapted the series for ITV.

Producer: Jonathan James-Moore

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1993.


TUE 17:30 The Fall of the Mausoleum Club (b007jqp1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 18:00 Who Goes There? (b00lbnyx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


TUE 18:30 Musical Legends (b01c6h7h)
Graham Lyle

1/2

Graham Lyle has written songs for some of the biggest names in pop music.

Tina Turner, Michael Jackson and Art Garfunkel have all recorded songs he's had a hand in.

Born in Bellshill near Glasgow Graham first performed in a local soul band along with Benny Gallagher.

Signed by Paul McCartney as staff writers for Apple Records, Graham and Benny moved to London where they wrote songs for the likes of Mary Hopkin.

In the late 1960's Graham and Benny joined McGuinness Flint and they wrote the band's most successful songs, 'When I'm Dead and Gone' and 'Malt and Barley Blues'.

As Gallagher and Lyle they enjoyed chart success in the 1970's with songs like 'Heart on My Sleeve' and 'I Wanna Stay with You'.

After the partnership with Benny ended Graham went on to write many hit songs and BBC Radio Scotland presenter Tom Morton says 'he could be the most successful pop songwriter ever to come out of Scotland'.

Back together again with Benny Gallagher they are to tour again and have dates in Scotland this March.

Graham tells Tom Morton about his extraordinary career in the music industry, how he still loves to write songs and how he's looking forward again to hitting the road and touring as Gallagher and Lyle.


TUE 19:00 The Goon Show (b007jpgm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 Doctor in the House (b007k4bc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 Paul Temple (b007jqpv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 The Bow Street Magistrates' Court (b0076z45)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 Afternoon Reading (b00cqgf9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 21:15 Gerry McKee - My Sky Blue Trades (b00766ss)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


TUE 22:00 Meet David Sedaris (b03mclqh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 Dave Against the Machine (b011cfyr)
Come Oily Bombs

Brand new sitcom about paranoid conspiracy theorist Dave Railings, written by and starring Radio 4 stalwart and cult Come Dine With Me voiceover star Dave Lamb.

Dave Railings lives with his younger brother Jim in a bog standard first floor flat which has been customised with more surveillance and security equipment than the pentagon. Dave kitted it out, Jim despises it and dreams of escaping.

In Episode One Jim casually mentions that he's been unable to buy any cooking oil. From this Dave manages to deduce that the town is under imminent threat from a dirty bomb attack. And when Jim also lets slip that he's going on a date with an Arabic woman called Hannan who he's only just met, Dave becomes convinced that he's in a desperate race against time to save the lives of everyone within a two hundred mile radius.

Fast-paced, laugh out loud, convoluted romp focussing on one man's over-reaction to the Climate of Fear...or is it an over-reaction?

Cast:
Dave Railings ..... Dave Lamb
Jim Railings ..... Jim North
Nigel Spikes ...... Nick Walker
Geoff Brown ..... Richie Webb
Hannan ..... Jess Robinson

Written by Dave Lamb
Script edited by Anil Gupta

Directed by Adam Tandy
Produced by Richie Webb
A Top Dog production for BBC Radio 4.


TUE 23:00 Bleak Expectations (b00vrxwt)
Series 4

A Tolerable Life De-Happified

Our hero Pip sees his former nemesis - the badly named Gently Benevolent - thwarted and locked up in a prison within a jail within a gaol spelled the other way, and apparently repentant of his crimes. But late one foggy night when Pip is attacked with a bowl of sinister custard he realises a new form of evil is stalking the streets of London, and he is obliged to ask for help from his erstwhile foe. Can Benevolent now be trusted? And who is the sinister evil figure?

Meanwhile, Pip's wife Ripely has become obsessed with cutlery, and the purchase of some diamond-handled dodo knives looks likely to force Pip into bankruptcy. And his best friend Harry Biscuit claims to be having terrible problems with an angry badger, but is it all as it seems?

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
Grimpunch ..... Geoffrey Whitehead
Ripely ..... Sarah Hadland
Pippa ..... Susy Kane

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2010.


TUE 23:30 And Now in Colour (b007jqfb)
Series 2

The Great Outdoors

The sketch show team take their audience on an activity holiday.

Precision comedy written and performed by Tim Firth, Tim de Jongh, Michael Rutger and William Vandyck.

Producer: Lissa Evans

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1991.



WEDNESDAY 10 SEPTEMBER 2014

WED 00:00 Book at Bedtime (b00wv8g1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:15 Inside the Bermuda Triangle: The Mysteries Solved (b00mkx5f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 15 Minute Drama (b01ks52w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Tuesday]


WED 00:45 Book at Bedtime (b00pk74v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 Who Goes There? (b00lbnyx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 Musical Legends (b01c6h7h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 Paul Temple (b007jqpv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 02:30 The Bow Street Magistrates' Court (b0076z45)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 Classic Serial (b01888l1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 Afternoon Reading (b00cqgf9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:15 Gerry McKee - My Sky Blue Trades (b00766ss)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 Up the Garden Path (b008g7p2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 The Fall of the Mausoleum Club (b007jqp1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 Paul Temple (b007jqq5)
Paul Temple and the Conrad Case

Hotel Roemer

A fresh cocktail stick clue sees Paul and Steve head to the suppliers in Oberammergau.

Francis Durbridge's thriller stars Peter Coke as Paul Temple and Marjorie Westbury as Steve in another intriguing case for BBC radio's smoothest investigator and his glamorous wife.

Paul Temple …. Peter Coke
Steve …. Marjorie Westbury
Fritz Gunter …. George Hagan
Elliot France …. James Thomason
Denis Harper …. John Bryning
Elsa, The Countess Dekker …. Joan Matheson
Mrs Wheldon …. Virginia Winter
Dr Conrad …. Rolf Lefebvre
Herr Brechschaft …. Jeffrey Segal

Between 1938 and 1968, Francis Durbridge's incomparably suave amateur detective Paul Temple and glamorous wife Steve solved case after baffling case in one of BBC radio's most popular series. They inhabited a sophisticated, well-heeled world of cocktails and fast cars.

Producer: Martyn C. Webster

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in March 1959.


WED 06:30 From Berkeley to the Bronx: Roger Linn's Drum Machines (b007llfy)
The remarkable story of Roger Linn, inventor of the drum machine. The son of an opera singer and a music professor, Linn's invention revolutionised popular music. He has inspired artists as diverse as Herbie Hancock, Heaven 17, and the Wu Tang Clan. Exploited by shady businessmen, Linn has been a reclusive figure for decades.


WED 07:00 An Actor's Life for Me (b00s648y)
Series 3

Fatal Distraction

Robert Wilson encounters a young flame.

Farcical sitcom about the trials and tribulations of a young actor desperately seeking work.

John Gordon Sinclair stars in Paul Mayhew-Archer's sitcom.

Robert ..... John Gordon Sinclair
Desmond Shaw ..... Gary Waldhorn
Sue ..... Gina McKee

With:
Toby Longworth
Jon Glover
Stephanie Pack

Producer: Dianne Messias

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in February 1993.


WED 07:30 Dead Ringers (b04fzdqt)
Series 12

Episode 6

After a rest of 7 years, the classic, award winning impressions show is back with a new cast of characters.

No one will be safe from the merciless parodies, as the show takes down every programme, institution and politician you hold dear.

Starring Jon Culshaw, Jan Ravens, Duncan Wisbey, Lewis MacLeod, Debra Stevenson.

Producer: Bill Dare.


WED 08:00 The Burkiss Way (b007jr74)
Series 3

Around the World the Burkiss Way

Books are plundered, but what the Dickens is going on?

Starring Fred Harris, Jo Kendall, Nigel Rees and Chris Emmett.

Cult sketch comedy series which originally ran from 1976 to 1980.

Written by Andrew Marshall and David Renwick.

Producer: John Lloyd

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1978.


WED 08:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00q9y63)
Series 2

Episode 3

Astronaut space capers, a whodunit? - and the Knitting Song.

More quick-fire sketches, terrible puns, humorous songs plus TV and cinema parodies.

Stars Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden, David Hatch, Jo Kendall and Bill Oddie.

Written by John Esmonde & Bob Larbey, Graeme Garden, Bill Oddie, Peter Vincent and David McKellar.

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

Songs by Bill Oddie with music by Dave Lee.

Producer: Humphrey Barclay

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in October 1965.


WED 09:00 Dilemma (b017vkrp)
Series 1

Episode 4

Sue Perkins puts Susan Calman, Greg Proops, Simon Evans and Louise Wener through the moral and ethical wringer in the show where there are no "right" answers - but some deeply damning ones...

Guests offer their own dilemmas - from Louise being offered a record deal if she sacked half the band - to Greg's choice between paying his rent or eating.

And what would they do if reporting a crime got them into trouble? - and is cheating on your partner ever acceptable?

Devised by Danielle Ward.

Producer: Ed Morrish.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2011.


WED 09:30 Simon's Bug (b04gn3ls)
Episode 2

Busy monitoring phone calls, Simon is learning a lot about his family. Stars Hwyel Bennett and Alison Steadman. From March 1989.


WED 10:00 Classic Serial (b01mtsm3)
Thomas Hardy - Far From the Madding Crowd

A Farmer Just Beginning

Young farmer Gabriel Oak sees an ideal wife in Bathsheba Everdene, but she turns him down, believing in true romance. As she becomes rich, he is ruined, and the tables turn.

Thomas Hardy's classic tale dramatised by Graham White.

Bathsheba ...... Alex Tregear
Gabriel Oak ...... Shaun Dooley
Boldwood ...... Toby Jones
Troy ...... Patrick Kennedy
Liddy ...... Lizzy Watts
Fanny ...... Hannah John-Kamen
Maltster ...... Robert Blythe
Jan ...... Joe Sims
Joseph ...... Sam Alexander
Henery ...... Patrick Brennan
Billy ...... Don Gilet
Cain ...... Harry Livingstone
Aunt ...... Tracy Wiles
Maryann ...... Amaka Okafor

Musicians: Colin Guthrie, Chris Davies, Lauren Swift

Director: Jessica Dromgoole

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2012.


WED 11:00 Afternoon Reading (b00cqfym)
Nick Walker - The Further Adventures of the First King of Mars

The Shadow of a Volcano

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the launch of Sputnik, Nick Walker was commissioned to write the sci-fi adventure 'The First King Of Mars'.

'Mars Twenty' has landed. And it wasn't pretty.

Nick Walker's theatre work has been presented extensively in the UK as well as Europe, and the USA. His plays and short stories are often featured on BBC Radio 4 and 3 series of the late-night show The Bigger Issues. He is the author of two critically acclaimed novels Blackbox and Helloland, published in the UK, US, Australia, Japan and across Europe.

Performed by Peter Capaldi.

Producer: Karen Rose
A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4.


WED 11:15 Bettina Gracias - From Bangalore with Love (b007jy6v)
After encountering Parv on the internet and secretly meeting him in London, Nisha goes home but finds that things have changed. Stars Nina Wadia.


WED 12:00 The Burkiss Way (b007jr74)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00q9y63)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 Paul Temple (b007jqq5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 From Berkeley to the Bronx: Roger Linn's Drum Machines (b007llfy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b00wv8hv)
Daphne du Maurier - Jamaica Inn

Episode 3

Book at Bedtime: Jamaica Inn by Daphne Du Maurier
Abridged by Lauris Morgan-Griffiths

Tamsin Greig reads the third episode of Daphne Du Maurier's dark and intriguing gothic tale.

Mary has discovered the truth about the clandestine activities at Jamaica Inn and why her aunt Patience lives in terror of her husband, Mary's Uncle Joss. In this episode Mary has an encounter with her Uncle's younger brother, Jem Merlyn and Squire Bassat pays an unexpected visit.

Producer: Alison Crawford.


WED 14:15 Inside the Bermuda Triangle: The Mysteries Solved (b00mkx4n)
Episode 3

Investigative journalist Tom Mangold journeys inside the Bermuda Triangle to try to get to the truth about this mysterious area.

Tom visits Lloyds Register in London to fathom two of the Triangle's most enduring maritime mysteries. The files reveal that they were not inexplicable events, but entirely predictable and tragic accidents.

A Ladbroke Radio production for BBC Radio 4.


WED 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b01ks8v5)
The Diary of Samuel Pepys: Series 5

Episode 3

Sam's old jealousy returns. At home with a cold, he stops Elizabeth going to Church alone in case she sees her old dancing master, Mr Pembleton. The moment he's better, of course, he's out looking for his mistress, Mrs Lane. Elizabeth finally discovers why Sam's uncle has been so interested in her - and Sam is severely embarrassed when he walks in on Lady Sandwich using the chamber pot.

Cast: Samuel Pepys - Kris Marshall, Elizabeth Pepys - Katherine Jakeways, Bessie - Sarah Ovens, Lady Sandwich - Bethan Walker, Edward, Lord Sandwich - Blake Ritson, Lord Clarendon - Ewan Bailey.

Theme music: Gather Ye Rosebuds While You May, words by Robert Herrick and music by William Lawes, sung by Bethany Hughes. Lute, baroque guitar and theorbo played by David Miller. Violin and viol by Annika Gray, and recorders by Alice Baxter.

Historical consultant: Liza Picard

Sound by Nigel Lewis
A BBC/Cymru Wales production, directed by Kate McAll.


WED 14:45 Book at Bedtime (b00pk74x)
Tove Jansson - The True Deceiver

Episode 8

Indira Varma reads from the novel by Tove Jansson.

While Mats shows the plans for his boat to Liljeberg, Anna becomes strangely assertive with Katri.

Abridged by Jeremy Osborne.

A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4.


WED 15:00 Classic Serial (b01mtsm3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b04gn596)
A visit to the Bank of England

Mel Giedroyc visits the Bank of England, hears the Inheritance Tracks of cyclist Chris Froome, and sends Dick and Dom to investigate the dangers in your house's hallway.


WED 17:00 Hats Off (b00nd0t7)
Series 2

Episode 3

Maureen Lipman reinterprets the monologues, letters and songs of comedienne and writer Joyce Grenfell. From January 1999.


WED 17:30 An Actor's Life for Me (b00s648y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 18:00 Dilemma (b017vkrp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


WED 18:30 Off the Page (b00769vh)
Stand-Up

Poet Matthew Harvey, storyteller Joolz Denby and US comic Lewis Shaffer discuss solo performing. With Matthew Parris.

In each programme, Matthew Parris 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 The Burkiss Way (b007jr74)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00q9y63)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 Paul Temple (b007jqq5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 From Berkeley to the Bronx: Roger Linn's Drum Machines (b007llfy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 Afternoon Reading (b00cqfym)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 21:15 Bettina Gracias - From Bangalore with Love (b007jy6v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


WED 22:00 Dead Ringers (b04fzdqt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 Elvenquest (b016pynv)
Series 3

Episode 3

The Questers, continuing their search for the Sword of Asnagar, the only weapon capable of ridding their land from the tyranny of the evil Lord Darkness, find themselves needing to take a short cut through the mysterious mines of Grazak-Dun. The only man who can help them enter the mines, however, is the Master Stonemason of Grazak-Dun.

Luckily, the Master Stonemason of Grazak-Dun also happens to be Dean's dad. Problem is, Dean's dad hates Dean. So the Questers must hatch a plan that'll help Dean win back the respect of his father...

Meanwhile, Lord Darkness is given the honour of writing the "Big Book of Evil", a task which he takes on with relish. But he soon finds that, as everyone knows, it's one thing to say you'll write a book, and quite another to actually sit down and write one...

Vidar ...... Darren Boyd
Dean/Kreech ...... Kevin Eldon
Amis, aka The Chosen One ...... Dave Lamb
Sam ...... Stephen Mangan
Lord Darkness ...... Alistair McGowan
Little Dick ...... John Sessions
Penthiselea ...... Sophie Winkleman

Writers: Anil Gupta and Richard Pinto
Producer: Sam Michell.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2011.


WED 23:00 The Shuttleworths (b007p1np)
John Shuttleworth's Open Mind

The Bermuda Triangle

John Shuttleworth takes a look into the Bermuda Triangle. Let's hope that he and his agent Ken don't disappear!

Sheffield's premier singer-songwriter concludes his probe into unsolved phenomena.

Written and performed by Graham Fellows.

Additional material by Dean Wilkinson.

Producer: Dawn Ellis

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2006.


WED 23:30 The Big Booth (b007k1xy)
Series 1

Episode 3

Boothby Graffoe returns with more sketches, songs and cigarette warnings.

With Simon Evans, Vivienne Soan and Big Al.

Special guests: Ned Sherrin and singer John Otway.

Producer: Lucy Armitage

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2000.



THURSDAY 11 SEPTEMBER 2014

THU 00:00 Book at Bedtime (b00wv8hv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:15 Inside the Bermuda Triangle: The Mysteries Solved (b00mkx4n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 15 Minute Drama (b01ks8v5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Wednesday]


THU 00:45 Book at Bedtime (b00pk74x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 Dilemma (b017vkrp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 Off the Page (b00769vh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 Paul Temple (b007jqq5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 From Berkeley to the Bronx: Roger Linn's Drum Machines (b007llfy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 Classic Serial (b01mtsm3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 Afternoon Reading (b00cqfym)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:15 Bettina Gracias - From Bangalore with Love (b007jy6v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 Hats Off (b00nd0t7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 An Actor's Life for Me (b00s648y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 Paul Temple (b007jqqg)
Paul Temple and the Conrad Case

A Visit To Innsbruck

Betty Conrad's roommate disappears, as the smooth detective and his wife Steve face more peril.

Francis Durbridge's thriller stars Peter Coke as Paul Temple and Marjorie Westbury as Steve in another intriguing case for BBC radio's smoothest investigator and his glamorous wife.

Paul Temple …. Peter Coke
Steve …. Marjorie Westbury
Madame Klein …. Dorothy Holmes Gore
Fritz Gunter …. George Hagan
Elliot France …. James Thomason
Denis Harper …. John Bryning
Elsa, The Countess Dekker …. Joan Matheson
Mrs Weldon …. Virginia Winter
Herr Breckshaft …. Jeffrey Segal

Between 1938 and 1968, Francis Durbridge's incomparably suave amateur detective Paul Temple and glamorous wife Steve solved case after baffling case in one of BBC radio's most popular series. They inhabited a sophisticated, well-heeled world of cocktails and fast cars.

Producer: Martyn C. Webster

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in March 1959.


THU 06:30 A Nasty Case of the Vapours (b0082dzp)
Vivienne Parry explores the lives, deaths and immune systems of heroines of English literature through the eyes of modern medicine. She takes an unusual look at great British novels by distinguishing plot devices from real medicine, finding out much about Victorian depiction of illness in the process.


THU 07:00 Ayres on the Air (b00m19m6)
Series 3

Passion

How to get all loved up. Poetry and sketches from Pam Ayres. With Felicity Montagu and Geoffrey Whitehead. From August 2009.


THU 07:30 Susan Calman Is Convicted (b01qwc92)
Series 1

Depression

In a brand new series for Radio 4, Susan Calman explores issues on which she has strong opinions.

When Susan was younger (and more than a little self-obsessed), she thought that the brooding, silent type was the best way to be. Then, whilst trying to deal with depression, she went on a journey of counselling, self-help. even writing poetry - you name it, she did it all. Now she is convinced that bottling things up makes things worse and that we should all talk about everything all the time. Well, not quite. But nearly.

But does counselling help or does it encourage self-pity? Should we all just pull ourselves together?

Produced by Lyndsay Fenner.


THU 08:00 Parsley Sidings (b007jpb9)
Series 2

A Bird in the Hand

A 'rare' gull is spotted during a station spring-clean at Parsley Sidings, causing chaos on the line.

Starring Arthur Lowe as Horace, Kenneth Connor as Valentine/ Bradshaw/Editor, Liz Fraser as Gloria, Ian Lavender as Bert and John Baddeley as the train driver.

Jim Eldridge's eponymous series is set in a sleepy railway station. The Hepplewhites have run 'Parsley Sidings' station for generations and the current Station Master, Horace, hopes that his son Bert will continue the line. Mild-mannered Ticket Clerk Bert wants to work anywhere but on the railways. His colleague, Station Announcer Gloria Simpkins, secretly loves him. Porter Percy Valentine is an archetypal wheeler-dealer and the ancient Signalman, Bradshaw, causes havoc and dispenses home-made remedies in equal measure. The 'Parsley Sidings' nemesis is Phineas Perkins, the station master of Potwhistle Halt, one stop down the line.

Producer: Edward Taylor.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in October 1973.


THU 08:30 Take It From Here (b01bw857)
From 09/04/1958

King Charles II fancies sampling saucy Nell Gwynn's oranges - and in 'The Glums', how did Pa Glum get his black eye?

Starring Professor Jimmy Edwards, Dick Bentley and June Whitfield.

Music from Wallace Eaton and the Keynotes and the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinowitz.

Scripted by Frank Muir and Denis Norden.

Producer: Charles Maxwell

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in April 1958.


THU 09:00 Too Much Information (b00n88d3)
Episode 3

Waft Tourist Information introduces local walks for visitors but for the young honeymooning couple, the walks end up being painfully boring and spectacularly dangerous!

Neil Warhurst's comedy about the idiosyncratic world of Tourist Information Offices.

Jeff Rawle stars as Warren, the much put upon manager of Waft Tourist Information. The ancient northern town of Waft appears in the Lonely Planet Guide with the advice: "Don't bother". It has more people in the cemetery than living in it, is twinned with a town near Chernobyl and is most often visited by people using the toilet on the way to Alton Towers. So Waft Tourist Information Centre is hardly a hive of activity! But Warren along with the other members of the "Friends of Waft" each week attempt to solve the endless conundrum of how on earth they can attract visitors to Waft!

WARREN ............................................................................. JEFF RAWLE
DOUGLAS .................................................................. MALCOLM TIERNEY
HEATHER ........................................................................... LIZA SADOVY
LUCY ........................................................................... JOANNAH TINCEY
BRYAN ........................................................................... PAUL BARNHILL
ROGER ............................................................................ PIERS WEHNER
BECCA................................................................EMERALD O'HANRAHAN

Producer: Liz Webb

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2009.


THU 09:30 The Small World of Dominic Holland (b007w4dg)
Fear

The comedian shares his thoughts on how to cope with fear and pain.

Six-part series illustrating the Domedic minutiae of life

Stand-up and sketches with Simon Greenall, Sally Grace and Dave Lamb.

Producer: Maria Esposito

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2000.


THU 10:00 Classic Serial (b01n0vh4)
Thomas Hardy - Far From the Madding Crowd

Cuts and Points

Bathsheba discovers that sending William Boldwood a valentine card was a terrible mistake. But Boldwood is not Gabriel's only rival for Bathsheba's heart.

Thomas Hardy's classic tale dramatised by Graham White.

Bathsheba ...... Alex Tregear
Gabriel Oak ...... Shaun Dooley
Boldwood ...... Toby Jones
Troy ...... Patrick Kennedy
Liddy ...... Lizzy Watts
Fanny ...... Hannah John-Kamen
Maltster ...... Robert Blythe
Jan ...... Joe Sims
Joseph ...... Sam Alexander
Henery ...... Patrick Brennan
Billy ...... Don Gilet
Cain ...... Harry Livingstone
Maryann ...... Amaka Okafor

Musicians: Colin Guthrie, Chris Davies, Lauren Swift

Director: Jessica Dromgoole

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2012.


THU 11:00 Afternoon Reading (b00cqfyp)
Nick Walker - The Further Adventures of the First King of Mars

A Shocking Discovery

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the launch of Sputnik, Nick Walker was commissioned to write the sci-fi adventure 'The First King Of Mars'.

Leonid's funeral is overshadowed by a shocking discovery.

Nick Walker's theatre work has been presented extensively in the UK as well as Europe, and the USA. His plays and short stories are often featured on BBC Radio 4 and 3 series of the late-night show The Bigger Issues. He is the author of two critically acclaimed novels Blackbox and Helloland, published in the UK, US, Australia, Japan and across Europe.

Performed by Peter Capaldi.

Producer: Karen Rose
A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4.


THU 11:15 Drama (b00pcl7n)
Joan Aiken - Black Hearts in Battersea

Episode 1

By Joan Aiken, dramatised by Lin Coghlan

Part One (of two)

A dramatisation of Joan Aiken's classic children's adventure. Young Simon comes to 18th century London to study painting - and finds himself caught up in wicked Hanoverian plots to overthrow the king.

SIMON ..... Joe Dempsie
DIDO ..... Nicola Miles-Wildin
SOPHIE ..... Emerald O'Hanrahan
DUKE ..... John Rowe
DUCHESS ..... Sheila Reid
COBBE ..... Ben Crowe
MRS COBBE ..... Annabelle Dowler
MR TWITE ..... Rhys Jennings
MRS TWITE ..... Tessa Nicholson
JUSTIN ..... Sam Pamphilon
BUCKLE ..... Nigel Hastings
DR FURNEAUX ..... Bruce Alexander
GUS ..... Joseph Cohen Cole
JABWING ..... Piers Wehner
WOMAN ..... Kate Layden

Directed by Marc Beeby.


THU 12:00 Parsley Sidings (b007jpb9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 Take It From Here (b01bw857)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 Paul Temple (b007jqqg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 A Nasty Case of the Vapours (b0082dzp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b00wv8m3)
Daphne du Maurier - Jamaica Inn

Episode 4

Book at Bedtime: Jamaica Inn by Daphne Du Maurier.
Abridged by Lauris Morgan-Griffiths

Tamsin Greig reads the fourth episode of Daphne Du Maurier's dark and intriguing gothic tale. Lost on the moor, Mary is helped by a local vicar who becomes her confidant.

Producer: Alison Crawford.


THU 14:15 Inside the Bermuda Triangle: The Mysteries Solved (b00mkx4q)
Episode 4

Investigative journalist Tom Mangold journeys inside the Bermuda Triangle to try to get to the truth about this mysterious area.

Tom meets the most recent of the many Bermuda Triangle authors who have perpetuated the myth since the 1950s, and puts his ideas and theories to the test.

A Ladbroke Radio production for BBC Radio 4.


THU 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b01ksc5x)
The Diary of Samuel Pepys: Series 5

Episode 4

Sam's affair with Mrs Lane continues, even after he is introduced to her husband. On the way home he is tempted by the whores on Fleet Street but manages to resist. He visits Llewellyn who has a new baby and Sam's childlessness is discussed by the ladies present - they offer various remedies from lying upside down in bed and eating toast, to drinking sage juice.

Cast: Samuel Pepys - Kris Marshall, Elizabeth Pepys - Katherine Jakeways, Mrs Lane - Eiry Thomas, Llewellyn - Matthew Gravelle, Mrs Bagwell - Bethan Walker

Theme music: Gather Ye Rosebuds While You May, words by Robert Herrick and music by William Lawes, sung by Bethany Hughes. Lute, baroque guitar and theorbo played by David Miller. Violin and viol by Annika Gray, and recorders by Alice Baxter.

Historical consultant: Liza Picard

Sound by Nigel Lewis

A BBC/Cymru Wales production, directed by Kate McAll.


THU 14:45 Book at Bedtime (b00pk74z)
Tove Jansson - The True Deceiver

Episode 9

Indira Varma reads from the novel by Tove Jansson.

Tempers flare at the rabbit house.

Abridged by Jeremy Osborne.

A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4.


THU 15:00 Classic Serial (b01n0vh4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b04gnvc0)
Journey to the centre of the Earth

Mel is going underground as she visits a salt mine and takes a journey to the centre of the Earth. And above ground, Dick and Dom are in da bedroom.


THU 17:00 No Commitments (b007jmvh)
Series 2

The Big Break

Charlotte's keen to show off her new TV director boyfriend Dan, who's got her a new job.

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

Anna …. Rosemary Leach
Victoria …. Nicola Pagett
Charlotte …. Josie Lawrence
Roger …. Roger Lloyd Pack
Dan …. Andrew Wincott
Terri …. Teresa Gallagher

Music by Elizabeth Parker of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1993.


THU 17:30 Ayres on the Air (b00m19m6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 18:00 Too Much Information (b00n88d3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


THU 18:30 Great Lives (b00768rf)
Series 1

Tom Spring

4 Extra Debut. Sports journalist Frank Keating talks about 19th-century bare-knuckle boxer Tom Spring. With Humphrey Carpenter. From July 2002.

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


THU 19:00 Parsley Sidings (b007jpb9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 Take It From Here (b01bw857)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 Paul Temple (b007jqqg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 A Nasty Case of the Vapours (b0082dzp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 Afternoon Reading (b00cqfyp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


THU 21:15 Drama (b00pcl7n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


THU 22:00 Susan Calman Is Convicted (b01qwc92)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 Radio 9 (b04gnvtq)
Series 2

Episode 4

It's back to groovy 1960s London and a doctor obsessed with Womble songs. Stars Johnny Daukes and Hils Barker. From July 2005.


THU 23:00 The News at Bedtime (b00nvyj4)
Series 1

Episode 1

Twin presenters John Tweedledum and Jim Tweedledee present in-depth news analysis covering the latest stories happening this 'once upon a time'.

The scandal of Jack and his genetically-modified beanstalk.

With Jack Dee, Peter Capaldi, Chris Addison, Lewis MacLeod, Lucy Montgomery, Vicki Pepperdine, Dan Tetsell.

Written by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman.


THU 23:15 Peter Bradshaw - For One Horrible Moment (b0082khk)
Episode 1

Peter Bradshaw's hilariously disturbing personal account of one boy's transition into adulthood in 1970s Cambridgeshire at the hands of an eccentric father.

In this opening episode, our young hero's chance playground encounter opens the long-concealed door into a dark erotic journey of the soul.

Read by the author.

Producer: Jon Naismith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1999.


THU 23:30 Think the Unthinkable (b01n2tnx)
Series 4

Barrington General

The wacky management consultants try nursing an ailing hospital back to rude health. Stars Marcus Brigstocke. From October 2005.



FRIDAY 12 SEPTEMBER 2014

FRI 00:00 Book at Bedtime (b00wv8m3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:15 Inside the Bermuda Triangle: The Mysteries Solved (b00mkx4q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 15 Minute Drama (b01ksc5x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Thursday]


FRI 00:45 Book at Bedtime (b00pk74z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 Too Much Information (b00n88d3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 Great Lives (b00768rf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 Paul Temple (b007jqqg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 A Nasty Case of the Vapours (b0082dzp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 Classic Serial (b01n0vh4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 Afternoon Reading (b00cqfyp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:15 Drama (b00pcl7n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 No Commitments (b007jmvh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 Ayres on the Air (b00m19m6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 Paul Temple (b007jqqt)
Paul Temple and the Conrad Case

A Dry Martini

The stylish detective and his wife are advised to drop their enquiries and to avoid Captain Smith.

Francis Durbridge's thriller stars Peter Coke as Paul Temple and Marjorie Westbury as Steve in another intriguing case for BBC radio's smoothest investigator and his glamorous wife.

Paul Temple …. Peter Coke
Steve …. Marjorie Westbury
Sir Graham Forbes …. Richard Williams
Joyce Gunter …. Dorothy Smith
Madame Klein …. Dorothy Holmes Gore
Fritz Gunter …. George Hagan
Elliot France …. James Thomason
Denis Harper …. John Bryning
Elsa, Countess Dekker …. Joan Matheson
Mrs Weldon …. Virginia Winter
Dr Conrad …. Rolf Lefebvre
Herr Breckshaft …. Jeffrey Segal

Between 1938 and 1968, Francis Durbridge's incomparably suave amateur detective Paul Temple and glamorous wife Steve solved case after baffling case in one of BBC radio's most popular series. They inhabited a sophisticated, well-heeled world of cocktails and fast cars.

Producer: Martyn C. Webster

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in March 1959.


FRI 06:30 Inside Intuition (b007w2w3)
"The only real, valuable, thing is intuition" was not the advice of an agony aunt or New Age guru, but Albert Einstein. But what is intuition and when should we use it?

Neuroscientist and intuition sceptic Dr Mark Lythgoe, tries to find out where these 'gut feelings' come from.

Mark's journey takes him to Bingham Farmer's Market, near Nottingham, for a jam tasting experiment and into a London wine bar, for an evening of speed dating.

Contributors:

David Myers
Tony O'Hagan
Eugene Sadler-Smith
Jeremy Lewis
Sarah McCarthy
Professor Richard Wiseman
Tammy Van Der Merwe
Jon Smith

Producer: Michelle Martin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2007.


FRI 07:00 Bangers and Mash (b0075h5q)
Episode 5

Juan Jose's declaration of love has thrown Martina into confusion.

Six-part comedy series by Katie Hims.

Stars Roger May as Juan, Catherine Harvey as Martina, Gerard McDermott as Jimmy, Jane Whittenshaw as Carol, Marlene Sidaway as Mrs Olney and Anthony Zaki as the Health Inspector.

Director: Catherine Horn

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1999.


FRI 07:30 Chain Reaction (b01390bf)
Series 7

John Cooper Clarke interviews Kevin Eldon

Chain Reaction is Radio 4's tag-team interview show. Each week, a figure from the world of entertainment chooses another to interview; the next week, the interviewee turns interviewer, and they in turn pass the baton on to someone else - creating a 'chain' throughout the series.

This week, the punk poet laureate John Cooper Clarke interviews the comedian Kevin Eldon. Kevin Eldon is a writer and actor for whom it would probably be quicker to list the brilliant programmes he's not been in than those he has - which include Brass Eye, 15 Storeys High, Spaced, Look Around You, Black Books, Big Train, World of Pub, Jam, I'm Alan Partridge and Attention Scum!. He also wrote and starred in Radio 4's Poets' Tree, in character as the Islington poet Paul Hamilton, and is the lead singer in Beergut 100. John talks to him about spoof poetry, real poetry, bring a polymath, and the benefits of not being the star.


FRI 08:00 The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show (b007ncw8)
Series 3

Episode 3

The much-loved comedy duo celebrate Britain's "greatest living writer" - Ernie.

With Marion Montgomery.

Written by Eddie Braben.

Music by Peter Knight and his Orchestra.

Producer: Bobby Jaye

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in December 1977.


FRI 08:30 The Men from the Ministry (b01pp3rs)
The Big Rocket

The civil servants bungle in Britain's space race with a mix-up over Mildred. Stars Wilfrid Hyde-White. From November 1962.


FRI 09:00 The 99p Challenge (b00njx8l)
Series 2

Episode 3

Crazy panel show capers as host Sue Perkins grills Simon Pegg, Tom Binns, Peter Baynham and David Schneider.

The game where someone stands to leave the studio 99p richer than when they came in.

Producer: David Tyler

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2000.


FRI 09:30 Trevor's World of Sport (b00n490f)
Series 3

Episode 1

Andy Hamilton's comedy series about Trevor the sports agent and his brave attempts to swim safely through the shark tank of life.

1/6. Trevor ends up in court, trying very hard not to lie.

Trevor ...... Neil Pearson
Sammy ...... Paul Reynolds
Ralph ...... Michael Fenton Stevens
Theresa ...... Rosalind Ayres
Heidrun ...... Cosima Shaw
Barry ...... Abdul Salis
Meryl ...... Claire Skinner
Mr Harcourt ...... Robert Duncan
Brock ...... Geoffrey Whitehead.


FRI 10:00 Classic Serial (b01n606d)
Thomas Hardy - Far From the Madding Crowd

A Successful Rival

One man proves constant in his love for Bathsheba, while she gives up on all hopes of happiness.

Thomas Hardy's classic tale dramatised by Graham White.

Bathsheba ...... Alex Tregear
Gabriel Oak ...... Shaun Dooley
Boldwood ...... Toby Jones
Troy ...... Patrick Kennedy
Liddy ...... Lizzy Watts
Fanny ...... Hannah John-Kamen
Maltster ...... Robert Blythe
Jan ...... Joe Sims
Joseph ...... Sam Alexander
Henery ...... Patrick Brennan
Billy ...... Don Gilet
Cain ...... Harry Livingstone
Maryann ...... Amaka Okafor

Musicians: Colin Guthrie, Chris Davies, Lauren Swift

Director: Jessica Dromgoole

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2012.


FRI 11:00 Afternoon Reading (b00cqfyr)
Nick Walker - The Further Adventures of the First King of Mars

Take Me to Your Leader

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the launch of Sputnik we commissioned Nick Walker to write the sci-fi adventure 'The First King Of Mars'. Now in five thrilling action-packed episodes we continue the story where it left off.

Our intrepid crew fear that they are not alone on the Red Planet.

Nick Walker's theatre work has been presented extensively in the UK as well as Europe, and the USA. His plays and short stories are often featured on BBC Radio 4 and 3 series of the late-night show The Bigger Issues. He is the author of two critically acclaimed novels Blackbox and Helloland, published in the UK, US, Australia, Japan and across Europe.

Performed by Peter Capaldi

Producer: Karen Rose
A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4.


FRI 11:15 Drama (b00pd18h)
Joan Aiken - Black Hearts in Battersea

Episode 2

By Joan Aiken, dramatised by Lin Coghlan

Part Two (of two)

To save the King from Hanoverian plotters Simon and Sophie must first suffer shipwreck, attacks by wolves and a narrow escape from an exploding castle in hot air balloon.

SIMON ..... Joe Dempsie
DIDO ..... Nicola Miles-Wildin
SOPHIE ..... Emerald O'Hanrahan
DUKE ..... John Rowe
DUCHESS ..... Sheila Reid
COBBE ..... Ben Crowe
MRS COBBE ..... Annabelle Dowler
MR TWITE ..... Rhys Jennings
MRS TWITE ..... Tessa Nicholson
JUSTIN ..... Sam Pamphilon
BUCKLE ..... Nigel Hastings
DR FURNEAUX ..... Bruce Alexander
DR FIELD ..... Ewan Hooper
MRS BUCKLE ..... Kate Layden
MOGG ..... John Biggins
GUS ..... Joseph Cohen Cole
JABWING ..... Piers Wehner

Directed by Marc Beeby.


FRI 12:00 The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show (b007ncw8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 The Men from the Ministry (b01pp3rs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 Paul Temple (b007jqqt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 Inside Intuition (b007w2w3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b00wv8ql)
Daphne du Maurier - Jamaica Inn

Episode 5

Book at Bedtime: Jamaica Inn by Daphne Du Maurier.
Abridged by Lauris Morgan-Griffiths

Tamsin Greig reads the fifth episode of Daphne Du Maurier's dark and intriguing gothic tale.

Mary has found a confidant in the vicar Francis Davey, but he's advised her that any accusations against her uncle are unlikely to hold up in court. In this episode Mary's friendship with Jem deepens and when her uncle Joss embarks on a drinking binge she learns the true nature of his business.

Producer: Alison Crawford.


FRI 14:15 Inside the Bermuda Triangle: The Mysteries Solved (b00mkx4s)
Episode 5

Investigative journalist Tom Mangold journeys inside the Bermuda Triangle to try to get to the truth about this mysterious area.

Tom's scepticism is challenged by a pilot whose experience in the Triangle suggests that something strange may, in fact, be out there.

A Ladbroke Radio production for BBC Radio 4.


FRI 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b01kt6qt)
The Diary of Samuel Pepys: Series 5

Episode 5

Pepys and his household rise early to go and see the King launch the Royal Catherine. Sam begins another affair and his current mistress, Mrs Lane, begs for his help. The year ends badly when Sam and Elizabeth have a bitter row that ends in violence.

Cast: Samuel Pepys - Kris Marshall, Elizabeth Pepys - Katherine Jakeways, Bessie - Sarah Ovens, Will - John Biddle, King Charles and his brother the Duke of York - Ewan Bailey, Mrs Bagwell - Bethan Walker, Llewellyn - Matthew Gravelle, Mrs Lane - Eiry Thomas.

Theme music: Gather Ye Rosebuds While You May, words by Robert Herrick and music by William Lawes, sung by Bethany Hughes. Lute, baroque guitar and theorbo played by David Miller. Violin and viol by Annika Gray, and recorders by Alice Baxter.

Historical consultant: Liza Picard

Sound by Nigel Lewis

A BBC/Cymru Wales production, directed by Kate McAll.


FRI 14:45 Book at Bedtime (b00pk751)
Tove Jansson - The True Deceiver

Episode 10

Indira Varma reads from the novel by Tove Jansson.

Mats asks Anna and Katri to view the finished boat. But as spring comes, who has been the true deceiver?

Abridged by Jeremy Osborne.

A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4.


FRI 15:00 Classic Serial (b01n606d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b04gr1xf)
Michelle Paver, Bernard Cribbins and fake warships

Mel hears the story of the dummy warships of World War One, and author Michelle Paver shares her Inheritance Books.


FRI 17:00 After Henry (b007jnsf)
Series 2

The Married Man

'Many people have found that a couple of months negotiating gear levers in golf-club car parks can rather take the edge off romance.'

Clare's latest love affair proves difficult to keep secret from granny Eleanor.

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

Sarah ...... Prunella Scales
Eleanor ...... Joan Sanderson
Russell ...... Benjamin Whitrow
Clare ...... Gerry Cowper

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

Producer: Pete Atkin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1986.


FRI 17:30 Bangers and Mash (b0075h5q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 18:00 The 99p Challenge (b00njx8l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


FRI 18:30 Pioneers (b00xh8hq)
Series 1

Kim Cotton

Kim Cotton talks about the emotional impact after becoming the UK's first surrogate.

She explains to Clare English about how this supposedly wonderful experience was quickly overshadowed by not only a media circus, but also by public criticism.

She describes how she received very little support from the surrogate agency which left her feeling completely isolated and mentally unprepared for when it came time to hand over baby Cotton.

Producer: Philip Sime

First broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland in January 2011.


FRI 19:00 The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show (b007ncw8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 The Men from the Ministry (b01pp3rs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 Paul Temple (b007jqqt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 Inside Intuition (b007w2w3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Afternoon Reading (b00cqfyr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 21:15 Drama (b00pd18h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


FRI 22:00 Chain Reaction (b01390bf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 BBC New Comedy Awards (b04gr546)
2014

Heat one

The first heat of the 2014 BBC Radio New Comedy Award, recorded at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Susan Calman hosts this opening heat, as ten new comedians try to win a place in the semi-finals. Guest judge Jason Byrne is part of the judging panel.

Performers: Jack Barry, Njambi McGrath, Matthew Courtnell, Lucy Frederick, John Tansey, Lost Voice Guy, Paul Jones, Ed Caruana, Abigoliah Schamaun, Sean Hegarty.

Judges: Alison Vernon-Smith, Steve Bennett, Jason Byrne.


FRI 23:25 The Comedy Club Interviews (b04jtfw4)
For two hours, six nights a week, the Comedy Club offers the best comedy around. Plus Arthur Smith chats to Matt Forde.


FRI 23:30 Goodness Gracious Me (b01p4sgr)
Series 3

Episode 3

The Kapoors tee off on the golf course, and the Delhi students take a train trip to Southend-on-Sea.

Starring:

Sanjeev Bhaskar
Kulvinder Ghir
Meera Syal
Nina Wadia

Gold Winner of the Sony Radio Academy Awards. The sketch comedy show originally ran on BBC Radio 4 from 1996 to 1998, later transferring to TV on BBC TWO from 1998 to 2001.

Written by Richard Pinto, Sharat Sardana, Meera Syal, Sanjeev Bhaskar and Sanjeev Kohli.

Script Editors: Sharat Sardana and Richard Pinto

Producer: Anil Gupta.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1998.




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

15 Minute Drama 00:30 SAT (b01hl419)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 MON (b01ks2ym)

15 Minute Drama 00:30 TUE (b01ks2ym)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 TUE (b01ks52w)

15 Minute Drama 00:30 WED (b01ks52w)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 WED (b01ks8v5)

15 Minute Drama 00:30 THU (b01ks8v5)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 THU (b01ksc5x)

15 Minute Drama 00:30 FRI (b01ksc5x)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 FRI (b01kt6qt)

A Good Read 18:30 MON (b04gmyy8)

A Good Read 01:30 TUE (b04gmyy8)

A Nasty Case of the Vapours 06:30 THU (b0082dzp)

A Nasty Case of the Vapours 13:30 THU (b0082dzp)

A Nasty Case of the Vapours 20:30 THU (b0082dzp)

A Nasty Case of the Vapours 02:30 FRI (b0082dzp)

After Henry 05:00 SAT (b007jnl5)

After Henry 17:00 FRI (b007jnsf)

Afternoon Reading 10:45 SUN (b00xsfk6)

Afternoon Reading 21:45 SUN (b00xsfk6)

Afternoon Reading 01:45 MON (b00xsfk6)

Afternoon Reading 11:00 MON (b0080dyx)

Afternoon Reading 21:00 MON (b0080dyx)

Afternoon Reading 04:00 TUE (b0080dyx)

Afternoon Reading 11:00 TUE (b00cqgf9)

Afternoon Reading 21:00 TUE (b00cqgf9)

Afternoon Reading 04:00 WED (b00cqgf9)

Afternoon Reading 11:00 WED (b00cqfym)

Afternoon Reading 21:00 WED (b00cqfym)

Afternoon Reading 04:00 THU (b00cqfym)

Afternoon Reading 11:00 THU (b00cqfyp)

Afternoon Reading 21:00 THU (b00cqfyp)

Afternoon Reading 04:00 FRI (b00cqfyp)

Afternoon Reading 11:00 FRI (b00cqfyr)

Afternoon Reading 21:00 FRI (b00cqfyr)

An Actor's Life for Me 07:00 WED (b00s648y)

An Actor's Life for Me 17:30 WED (b00s648y)

An Actor's Life for Me 05:30 THU (b00s648y)

And Now in Colour 23:30 TUE (b007jqfb)

Archive on 4 08:00 SAT (b0118brp)

Archive on 4 15:00 SAT (b0118brp)

Archive on 4 01:00 SUN (b0118brp)

Ayres on the Air 07:00 THU (b00m19m6)

Ayres on the Air 17:30 THU (b00m19m6)

Ayres on the Air 05:30 FRI (b00m19m6)

BBC New Comedy Awards 22:30 FRI (b04gr546)

Baldi 13:15 SAT (b007k4qm)

Baldi 03:15 SUN (b007k4qm)

Bangers and Mash 05:30 SAT (b0075h0f)

Bangers and Mash 07:00 FRI (b0075h5q)

Bangers and Mash 17:30 FRI (b0075h5q)

Ben Moor - Undone 18:30 SAT (b008zdkt)

Ben Moor - Undone 00:30 SUN (b008zdkt)

Bettina Gracias - From Bangalore with Love 11:15 WED (b007jy6v)

Bettina Gracias - From Bangalore with Love 21:15 WED (b007jy6v)

Bettina Gracias - From Bangalore with Love 04:15 THU (b007jy6v)

Bleak Expectations 23:00 TUE (b00vrxwt)

Book at Beachtime 00:00 SAT (b012hbyx)

Book at Bedtime 00:45 SAT (b00phv8l)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 MON (b00wp8pj)

Book at Bedtime 14:45 MON (b00pk74s)

Book at Bedtime 00:00 TUE (b00wp8pj)

Book at Bedtime 00:45 TUE (b00pk74s)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 TUE (b00wv8g1)

Book at Bedtime 14:45 TUE (b00pk74v)

Book at Bedtime 00:00 WED (b00wv8g1)

Book at Bedtime 00:45 WED (b00pk74v)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 WED (b00wv8hv)

Book at Bedtime 14:45 WED (b00pk74x)

Book at Bedtime 00:00 THU (b00wv8hv)

Book at Bedtime 00:45 THU (b00pk74x)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 THU (b00wv8m3)

Book at Bedtime 14:45 THU (b00pk74z)

Book at Bedtime 00:00 FRI (b00wv8m3)

Book at Bedtime 00:45 FRI (b00pk74z)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 FRI (b00wv8ql)

Book at Bedtime 14:45 FRI (b00pk751)

CJ Sansom - Dark Fire 12:00 SAT (b04gk8fb)

CJ Sansom - Dark Fire 02:00 SUN (b04gk8fb)

Chain Reaction 07:30 FRI (b01390bf)

Chain Reaction 22:00 FRI (b01390bf)

Charles Chilton - Space Force 18:00 SAT (b007jmdr)

Charles Chilton - Space Force 00:00 SUN (b007jmdr)

Children's Hour: Once Upon a Time 09:00 SUN (b00qn7b3)

Children's Hour: Once Upon a Time 17:00 SUN (b00qn7b3)

Children's Hour: Once Upon a Time 05:00 MON (b00qn7b3)

Chris Addison's Civilization 22:30 SAT (b00f68lx)

Classic Serial 10:00 MON (b0183r3q)

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Classic Serial 10:00 THU (b01n0vh4)

Classic Serial 15:00 THU (b01n0vh4)

Classic Serial 03:00 FRI (b01n0vh4)

Classic Serial 10:00 FRI (b01n606d)

Classic Serial 15:00 FRI (b01n606d)

Comedy Controller 09:00 SAT (b01pz85c)

Comedy Controller 19:00 SAT (b01pz85c)

Dave Against the Machine 22:30 TUE (b011cfyr)

Dead Ringers 07:30 WED (b04fzdqt)

Dead Ringers 22:00 WED (b04fzdqt)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:00 SUN (b04gkl01)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:00 SUN (b04gkl01)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 01:00 MON (b04gkl01)

Detective 02:00 SAT (b04g457y)

Dilemma 09:00 WED (b017vkrp)

Dilemma 18:00 WED (b017vkrp)

Dilemma 01:00 THU (b017vkrp)

Doctor Who 18:00 SUN (b01pqn8q)

Doctor Who 00:00 MON (b01pqn8q)

Doctor in the House 14:30 SAT (b007k437)

Doctor in the House 08:30 TUE (b007k4bc)

Doctor in the House 12:30 TUE (b007k4bc)

Doctor in the House 19:30 TUE (b007k4bc)

Drama 04:15 SAT (b00vcpbh)

Drama 11:15 THU (b00pcl7n)

Drama 21:15 THU (b00pcl7n)

Drama 04:15 FRI (b00pcl7n)

Drama 11:15 FRI (b00pd18h)

Drama 21:15 FRI (b00pd18h)

Dreaming By the Pool 06:30 MON (b0075kll)

Dreaming By the Pool 13:30 MON (b0075kll)

Dreaming By the Pool 20:30 MON (b0075kll)

Dreaming By the Pool 02:30 TUE (b0075kll)

EM Forster - A Room with a View 03:00 SAT (b007qvgf)

Elvenquest 22:30 WED (b016pynv)

From Berkeley to the Bronx: Roger Linn's Drum Machines 06:30 WED (b007llfy)

From Berkeley to the Bronx: Roger Linn's Drum Machines 13:30 WED (b007llfy)

From Berkeley to the Bronx: Roger Linn's Drum Machines 20:30 WED (b007llfy)

From Berkeley to the Bronx: Roger Linn's Drum Machines 02:30 THU (b007llfy)

Garrison Keillor's Radio Show 11:00 SUN (b017gcmb)

Garrison Keillor's Radio Show 19:00 SUN (b017gcmb)

Gerry McKee - My Sky Blue Trades 11:15 TUE (b00766ss)

Gerry McKee - My Sky Blue Trades 21:15 TUE (b00766ss)

Gerry McKee - My Sky Blue Trades 04:15 WED (b00766ss)

Goodness Gracious Me 23:30 FRI (b01p4sgr)

Great Lives 18:30 THU (b00768rf)

Great Lives 01:30 FRI (b00768rf)

Hats Off 17:00 WED (b00nd0t7)

Hats Off 05:00 THU (b00nd0t7)

I Think I've Got a Problem 22:30 SUN (b00cc4qg)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 08:30 WED (b00q9y63)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 12:30 WED (b00q9y63)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 19:30 WED (b00q9y63)

ITMA - It's That Man Again 08:00 SUN (b007k30s)

ITMA - It's That Man Again 15:00 SUN (b007k30s)

ITMA - It's That Man Again 20:00 SUN (b007k30s)

ITMA - It's That Man Again 02:00 MON (b007k30s)

Inheritance Tracks 13:10 SAT (b0103zk2)

Inheritance Tracks 03:10 SUN (b0103zk2)

Inside Intuition 06:30 FRI (b007w2w3)

Inside Intuition 13:30 FRI (b007w2w3)

Inside Intuition 20:30 FRI (b007w2w3)

Inside the Bermuda Triangle: The Mysteries Solved 14:15 MON (b00mjpc9)

Inside the Bermuda Triangle: The Mysteries Solved 00:15 TUE (b00mjpc9)

Inside the Bermuda Triangle: The Mysteries Solved 14:15 TUE (b00mkx5f)

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Inside the Bermuda Triangle: The Mysteries Solved 14:15 WED (b00mkx4n)

Inside the Bermuda Triangle: The Mysteries Solved 00:15 THU (b00mkx4n)

Inside the Bermuda Triangle: The Mysteries Solved 14:15 THU (b00mkx4q)

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Inside the Bermuda Triangle: The Mysteries Solved 14:15 FRI (b00mkx4s)

It's Your Round 09:00 MON (b00zf4nz)

It's Your Round 18:00 MON (b00zf4nz)

It's Your Round 01:00 TUE (b00zf4nz)

J Kingston Platt 08:00 MON (b01rr6y0)

J Kingston Platt 12:00 MON (b01rr6y0)

J Kingston Platt 19:00 MON (b01rr6y0)

Jon Ronson On 23:30 SUN (b007ng62)

Just So Stories 16:45 SUN (b04hgy87)

Just a Minute 07:30 MON (b04fz0wz)

Just a Minute 22:00 MON (b04fz0wz)

Life, Death and Sex with Mike and Sue 07:00 MON (b0075nt1)

Life, Death and Sex with Mike and Sue 17:30 MON (b0075nt1)

Life, Death and Sex with Mike and Sue 05:30 TUE (b0075nt1)

Like They've Never Been Gone 17:00 MON (b00b0qrc)

Like They've Never Been Gone 05:00 TUE (b00b0qrc)

Loose Ends 11:15 MON (b04g6lbm)

Loose Ends 21:15 MON (b04g6lbm)

Loose Ends 04:15 TUE (b04g6lbm)

Mark Thomas: The Manifesto 17:30 SAT (b00xw276)

Mark Thomas: The Manifesto 05:30 SUN (b00xw276)

Meet David Sedaris 07:30 TUE (b03mclqh)

Meet David Sedaris 22:00 TUE (b03mclqh)

Mel's Mix: The Best of The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 SUN (b01nlbw9)

Michael Hastings - Tom and Viv 06:00 SAT (b00y1t63)

Michael Hastings - Tom and Viv 16:00 SAT (b00y1t63)

Michael Hastings - Tom and Viv 04:00 SUN (b00y1t63)

Mr and Mrs Smith 09:30 MON (b019rpw8)

Mr and Mrs Smith 22:30 MON (b019rpw8)

Musical Legends 18:30 TUE (b01c6h7h)

Musical Legends 01:30 WED (b01c6h7h)

No Commitments 17:00 THU (b007jmvh)

No Commitments 05:00 FRI (b007jmvh)

Off the Page 18:30 WED (b00769vh)

Off the Page 01:30 THU (b00769vh)

Old Harry's Game 23:00 MON (b00wtb2v)

Oscar Wilde 16:30 SUN (b007k0l3)

Painted for Posterity 07:15 SUN (b007667b)

Painted for Posterity 13:15 SUN (b007667b)

Parsley Sidings 14:00 SAT (b007jp25)

Parsley Sidings 08:00 THU (b007jpb9)

Parsley Sidings 12:00 THU (b007jpb9)

Parsley Sidings 19:00 THU (b007jpb9)

Paul Temple 06:00 MON (b007tbxy)

Paul Temple 13:00 MON (b007tbxy)

Paul Temple 20:00 MON (b007tbxy)

Paul Temple 02:00 TUE (b007tbxy)

Paul Temple 06:00 TUE (b007jqpv)

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Paul Temple 06:00 WED (b007jqq5)

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Paul Temple 06:00 THU (b007jqqg)

Paul Temple 13:00 THU (b007jqqg)

Paul Temple 20:00 THU (b007jqqg)

Paul Temple 02:00 FRI (b007jqqg)

Paul Temple 06:00 FRI (b007jqqt)

Paul Temple 13:00 FRI (b007jqqt)

Paul Temple 20:00 FRI (b007jqqt)

Peter Bradshaw - For One Horrible Moment 23:15 THU (b0082khk)

Pioneers 01:30 SAT (b00x92tm)

Pioneers 18:30 FRI (b00xh8hq)

Radio 9 22:30 THU (b04gnvtq)

Richard Herring's Objective 23:30 SAT (b017cfkv)

Ross Noble Goes Global 22:00 SAT (b007jvv4)

Simon's Bug 09:30 WED (b04gn3ls)

Speak on the Dotted Line 02:30 SAT (b007r03c)

Stop Messing About! 08:30 SUN (b00b8w6q)

Stop Messing About! 15:30 SUN (b00b8w6q)

Stop Messing About! 20:30 SUN (b00b8w6q)

Stop Messing About! 02:30 MON (b00b8w6q)

Susan Calman Is Convicted 07:30 THU (b01qwc92)

Susan Calman Is Convicted 22:00 THU (b01qwc92)

Take It From Here 08:30 THU (b01bw857)

Take It From Here 12:30 THU (b01bw857)

Take It From Here 19:30 THU (b01bw857)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 MON (b04gmybf)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 TUE (b04gn058)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 WED (b04gn596)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 THU (b04gnvc0)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 FRI (b04gr1xf)

The 99p Challenge 01:00 SAT (b007js37)

The 99p Challenge 09:00 FRI (b00njx8l)

The 99p Challenge 18:00 FRI (b00njx8l)

The Big Booth 23:30 WED (b007k1xy)

The Bow Street Magistrates' Court 06:30 TUE (b0076z45)

The Bow Street Magistrates' Court 13:30 TUE (b0076z45)

The Bow Street Magistrates' Court 20:30 TUE (b0076z45)

The Bow Street Magistrates' Court 02:30 WED (b0076z45)

The Burkiss Way 08:00 WED (b007jr74)

The Burkiss Way 12:00 WED (b007jr74)

The Burkiss Way 19:00 WED (b007jr74)

The Choir Invisible 07:30 SAT (b00yb305)

The Comedy Club Interviews 23:25 SAT (b04j9dd0)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 SUN (b04j9dj4)

The Comedy Club Interviews 23:25 FRI (b04jtfw4)

The Consultants 23:30 MON (b0076pm3)

The Diary of Samuel Pepys Omnibus 06:00 SUN (b01hxn37)

The Diary of Samuel Pepys Omnibus 12:00 SUN (b01hxn37)

The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show 08:00 FRI (b007ncw8)

The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show 12:00 FRI (b007ncw8)

The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show 19:00 FRI (b007ncw8)

The Fall of the Mausoleum Club 07:00 TUE (b007jqp1)

The Fall of the Mausoleum Club 17:30 TUE (b007jqp1)

The Fall of the Mausoleum Club 05:30 WED (b007jqp1)

The Gobetweenies 07:30 SUN (b010xyy8)

The Gobetweenies 22:00 SUN (b010xyy8)

The Gobetweenies 03:00 MON (b010xyy8)

The Goon Show 08:00 TUE (b007jpgm)

The Goon Show 12:00 TUE (b007jpgm)

The Goon Show 19:00 TUE (b007jpgm)

The In Crowd 23:00 SUN (b00sf7tp)

The Mark Steel Solution 23:00 SAT (b00f6vv1)

The Men from the Ministry 08:30 FRI (b01pp3rs)

The Men from the Ministry 12:30 FRI (b01pp3rs)

The Men from the Ministry 19:30 FRI (b01pp3rs)

The Navy Lark 08:30 MON (b00txzkp)

The Navy Lark 12:30 MON (b00txzkp)

The Navy Lark 19:30 MON (b00txzkp)

The News at Bedtime 23:00 THU (b00nvyj4)

The Shuttleworths 23:00 WED (b007p1np)

The Small World of Dominic Holland 09:30 THU (b007w4dg)

The Wordsmiths at Gorsemere 09:30 TUE (b007jss3)

Theo 13:30 SUN (b007jt2n)

Theo 03:30 MON (b007jt2n)

Think the Unthinkable 23:30 THU (b01n2tnx)

Too Much Information 09:00 THU (b00n88d3)

Too Much Information 18:00 THU (b00n88d3)

Too Much Information 01:00 FRI (b00n88d3)

Tove Jansson - The Listener 04:00 SAT (b04g4935)

Trevor's World of Sport 09:30 FRI (b00n490f)

Up the Garden Path 17:00 TUE (b008g7p2)

Up the Garden Path 05:00 WED (b008g7p2)

Who Goes There? 09:00 TUE (b00lbnyx)

Who Goes There? 18:00 TUE (b00lbnyx)

Who Goes There? 01:00 WED (b00lbnyx)