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SATURDAY 13 SEPTEMBER 2014

SAT 00:00 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.


SAT 00:15 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.


SAT 00:30 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.


SAT 00:45 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.


SAT 01:00 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.


SAT 01:30 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.


SAT 02:00 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.


SAT 02:30 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.


SAT 03:00 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.


SAT 04:00 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.


SAT 04:15 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.


SAT 05:00 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.


SAT 05:30 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.


SAT 06:00 JB Priestley - Dangerous Corner (b04h7ms6)
A happy gathering of friends begin to probe events which happened in the past and discover that the relationships they have with each other aren't what they seem: "truth is like skidding round a corner at sixty".

Stars Martin Jarvis as Robert Caplan, Stephanie Turner as Olwen Peel, Heather Stoney as Freda Caplan and Helen Worth as Betty Whitehouse.

Directed by Alfred Bradley.


SAT 07:30 Phil Hammond's Bad Golf Day (b00t1tkm)
GP, writer and comedian Phil Hammond spends a day at his local golf club in a bid to understand the complexities and absurdities of the most socially divisive sport on the planet.

With Tom Cox, Professor Richard Holt, Chris Cairns, John Richards, Jenny Butler and Martin Edenborough.

Producer: John Byrne

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2008.


SAT 08:00 Archive on 4 (b00sf0tg)
Priestley's Postscripts

Archive on Four marks the 70th anniversary of a broadcasting phenomenon - the story of how Yorkshire man J.B. Priestley became the voice of the nation during the darkest days of the Second World War. Using original broadcasts, information stored in BBC files and interviews with his son Tom Priestley and step son Nicolas Hawkes, Archive on Four revisits these extraordinary broadcasts and asks why, in spite of their astonishing popularity, Priestley was taken off air.

Presented by Martin Wainwright.
Producers: Catherine Plane and Phil Pegum.


SAT 09:00 I Did It My Way (b0092lb4)
Roy Hudd

Much-loved comedian and actor Roy Hudd talks to Peter Reed about his radio life and times, with behind-the-scenes stories of making his on-air hit shows:

The News Huddlines (06/06/79). Poking fun at topical events and personalities, this series ran for 25 years on BBC Radio 2 when Roy was joined by Chris Emmett and his leading ladies Janet Brown, Alison Steadman and June Whitfield.

The Newly Discovered Casebook of Sherlock Holmes (16/01/1999). Roy dons his deerstalker to investigate 'The Case of the Clockwork Fiend' with June Whitfield.

The Sony Radio Academy Gold award-winning Huddwinks (14/08/86). Chris Emmett and Denise Coffey join Roy for 'Railway '86 - The Movie!': British Rail's new 'Silver Bullet' train ends up as a runaway express to Aberdeen.

Roy also reveals his more dramatic side in Peter Tinniswood's play The Scan (29/09/1999). Compulsive talker Ernest seeks reassurance from a protective nurse. Roy's co-star is Judy Cornwell.

Produced by Mik Wilkojc.


SAT 12:00 Craven Omnibus (b04hbrnx)
Family Man

Briony Cook comes home to find her three children dead and her husband gone. Final series with DCI Craven. Stars Maxine Peake.


SAT 13:15 Baldi (b007k4t3)
Series 4

The Empty Vessel

The death of a debating society leader sees the priestly sleuth probing his close-knit student friends. Stars David Threlfall.


SAT 14:00 The Meaning of Liff at 30 (b01qjjgw)
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the publication of The Meaning of Liff, by John Lloyd and Douglas Adams. This funny and well-loved dictionary uses placenames as new definitions for common experiences which we all know and recognize, but for which no words exist.

John Lloyd talks to Matt Lucas about his love of Liff, and also gathers new entries from the Radio 4 audience. These are then chewed over and sifted down by John and fellow Liff-lovers Sanjeev Bhaskar, Helen Fielding and Terry Jones.

And Professor Steven Pinker - Liff devotee - talks about the psychological relief and sense of bonding that comes from recognising that you're not alone in having these thoughts and feelings.

Producer Beth O'Dea

Reader Dave Mounfield.


SAT 14:30 The Doctor and Douglas (b00rp3dw)
As a new generation of fans await the debut of the 11th incarnation of the Doctor, long-time fan Jon Culshaw travels back in time to look at the man who changed Doctor Who forever: Douglas Adams.

After years toiling for success as a writer, in 1978 Douglas' world turned upside down. Just weeks after the radio series The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy was commissioned, so was his first script for Doctor Who. The following year - just as Hitchhikers was taking off - he was offered the job as script editor, one of the most demanding jobs in television.

The scripts he wrote for Doctor Who - The Pirate Planet, City of Death and Shada - still stand as a benchmark for the series today. But his time on the series was beset by problems. Technician strikes would seriously affect production, inflation was squeezing the series budget, and Douglas was exhausted by the simultaneous demands of Hitchhikers and Doctor Who.

Nevertheless, Douglas left an indelible mark on Doctor Who, bringing in a sharp wit that hadn't been seen before in what was ostensibly a children's TV series. Today's crop of writers and producers strive to emulate the intelligence, humour and ideas in Adams' scripts from 1979.

Jon Culshaw looks at Douglas' work on a television institution, talking to the writers, directors and actors who worked with him, and looks at the legacy of his work on Doctor Who with new executive producer Steven Moffat.

Produced by Simon Barnard and Kieron Moyles. This is a Wise Buddah production for BBC Radio 4.


SAT 15:00 Archive on 4 (b00sf0tg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SAT 16:00 JB Priestley - Dangerous Corner (b04h7ms6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 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.


SAT 18:00 Charles Chilton - Space Force (b007jmf6)
Series 1

6. Marooned in Space

The space crew battle to escape from the aliens, who are trying to target Chipper.

Concluding 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

With Wendy Murray and Teresa Stretfield

Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in May 1984.


SAT 18:30 Ben Moor - Undone (b0090vcf)
Series 2

Unification

Edna must avert an inter-dimensional apocalypse at Tankerton's wedding.

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
Ida ..... Sophie Duvall
Vicar ..... John Dougall
Prince ..... Kevin Eldon

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 I Did It My Way (b0092lb4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 Detective Sergeant Nick Mohammed (b0184s3k)
Series 1

Episode 1

by Nick Mohammed

"Gosh, there's been a Murder... Ouch!" Join Nick and co. as they attempt to fathom who killed the man with the missing head. No clues as to how he might have died.

Starring Nick Mohammed, Anna Crilly and Colin Hoult

Produced by Victoria Lloyd.

Set at Tilford Road Police Station, Nick is joined by Sergeants Anna Crilly (Lead Balloon, Anna & Katy), Colin Hoult (Life's Too Short, Russell Howard's Good News) as they attempt to solve a different crime each week.

Never have serious crimes been made more entertaining, whilst remaining utterly, utterly tasteful!

About Nick Mohammed...

Nick has just completed filming a lead role in Sky One's new comedy series Gates, due to air later next year and currently features in Ricky Gervais & Stephen Merchant's latest comedy Life's Too Short, on BBC Two.

Last year Nick featured in BBC One's Reggie Perrin and as a lead in hit new BBC Three comedy series The King Is Dead alongside Simon Bird and Katy Wix. He also starred in BBC Two's Pete & Dud: The Lost Sketches, Miranda, as a guest lead in the season finale of BBC Three's How Not to Live your Life and in all three series of the triple-BAFTA-nominated sketch show Sorry, I've Got No Head for CBBC.

He is currently developing The Making of Mr. Swallow for BBC Television and has just completed his first original film Magic for Channel 4 as part of this year's Coming Up Scheme, and which was shown at the Edinburgh International Film Festival in June.


SAT 22:30 Les Kelly's Britain (b016x3h7)
Episode 1

Les Kelly hosts a magazine show from hell. Les is a cross between Jeremy Kyle and a slap in the face. He claims this is the only radio show for 'normal, decent people'. 'If you aren't decent, this is not the show for you,' says Les.

Les meets a father whose daughter needs a new kidney. Well, perhaps 'need' isn't quite the right word. She just wants one more kidney than all her friends. Les also meets an expert on sanglanding. It's the dangerous new craze amongst young people - trouble is, no-one knows what it is.

Starring Kevin Bishop as Les Kelly.

With:

Alan Francis as Jeff Stevens/Paddy O'Connor/Dr Legg/Kevin Fort
Pippa Evans as Ms Howard/Nurse Magery/San Glanding Woman
David Armand as Colin/Dr Stephens/Man in front row
Margaret Cabourn-Smith as Wendy Hooper/Kirsty Travis/Alice Fort

Produced and written by Bill Dare.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2011.


SAT 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b04jthlr)
For two hours, six nights a week, the Comedy Club offers the best comedy around. Plus Arthur Smith chats again to Matt Forde.


SAT 23:00 The Mark Steel Solution (b007k28b)
Series 4

Education

Mark proposes that nobody should go to school until they are 36. With Pete Sinclair and Maria McErlane. From August 1996.


SAT 23:30 Richard Herring's Objective (b017mt04)
Series 2

The Old School Tie

Richard Herring examines 'The Old School Tie' an object that has come to represent public school networks and contacts. Richard asks if it is acceptable to be prejudice against the posh?

Series in which Richard Herring pokes and prods a variety of controversial objects and sees 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 Alexei Sayle.

Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2011.



SUNDAY 14 SEPTEMBER 2014

SUN 00:00 Charles Chilton - Space Force (b007jmf6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 00:30 Ben Moor - Undone (b0090vcf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 Archive on 4 (b00sf0tg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:00 Craven Omnibus (b04hbrnx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 on Saturday]


SUN 03:15 Baldi (b007k4t3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:15 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 JB Priestley - Dangerous Corner (b04h7ms6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 Chain Reaction (b01390bf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 The Diary of Samuel Pepys Omnibus (b01l1c0z)
1664

It is 1664, crime in London is on the rise and the diarist's thoughts turn towards the ladies in his life. Stars Kris Marshall.


SUN 07:15 Painted for Posterity (b00766bd)
Dinosaurs, Merry-Go-Rounds and a Drowned Village

Patrick Wright investigates areas in Derbyshire and Suffolk captured by the wartime Recording Britain art project. From February 2002. Episode 2 of 3.


SUN 07:30 The Gobetweenies (b01130pl)
Series 1

Commendation and Competition

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

Lucy gets inspired by art and creates her own Angel of the North London - but she is confused by Joe's refusal to take her to an exhibition of his own work.

Meanwhile Mimi is stuck as usual with annoying Helen who overuses the word 'achingly', hits on Joe and is oddly pretending to find Tom's lame jokes a hoot.

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

Cast List:
Joe ..... David Tennant
Mimi ..... Sarah Alexander
Tom ..... Finlay Christie
Lucy ..... Phoebe Abbott
Katy ..... Ophelia Davidson
Helen ..... Tracy-Ann Oberman

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 (b007k310)
From 04/12/1947

By Royal Command, Tommy Handley tours around the BBC's Broadcasting House trying to liven up some old favourites.

Recorded at the BBC Concert Hall in the presence of the King and Queen and Princess Margaret.

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 Jenkins.

Producer: Francis Worsley.

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in December 1947.


SUN 08:30 Stop Messing About! (b007jx1g)
Series 1

Episode 4

Movie spoof '2002 A Space Oddity' and the tale of Florence & The Plumber in 'Crackerjackanory'.

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 (b00qpjph)
Series 2

Episode 4

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, Dabchicks in Danger by Bertha Lonsdale: The grumpy farmer is up to no good in this short play from 1960 narrated by Trevor Hill. With Karal Gardner, Joseph Hancock and Tom Harrison.

In Memory of Romany (1944): Romany was the pseudonym of the Rev G Bramwell-Evans, a Methodist minister, who regularly took his young listeners out on radio rambles. Muriel Levy and Doris Gambell played the parts of the two children who always accompanied him. After Romany's death they visited the Margaret Bevan Open-Air Hospital in northern England, where a child's cot was endowed in his memory. One child has been hospitalised for five years.

Toytown Plays: Golf - Toytown Rules by SG Hulme Beaman: The Mayor challenges Mr Growser to a game of golf. 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 (b04hbxzv)
Teachers

Dame Fanny Waterman

Kirsty Young's castaway is Dame Fanny Waterman.

It was during a sleepless night, more than forty years ago, that she came up with the idea of launching a piano competition in Leeds. Since then it's become a world renowned event and been a springboard for many of our most celebrated pianists including Radu Lupu and Murray Perahia.

Although she is now 90 years old, she still teaches masterclasses and continues to be involved with every detail of the competition. "They call me Field Marshal Fanny" she says, "I am a busy breeches."

Record: Radu Lupu- Piano Concerto No.3
Book: The Diary of a Nobody by George Grossmith
Luxury: A grand piano and a stool


SUN 10:45 Afternoon Reading (b00xsg1y)
Tove Jansson - Travelling Light

The Gulls

Arne has had a breakdown so with his wife Elsa, they escape to a remote island so he can recuperate. But there is nothing peaceful about this wild and untamed landscape.

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 Alice Coulthard

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


SUN 11:00 Garrison Keillor's Radio Show (b017pnfb)
Series 7

Episode 7

From New York City, the American funny man welcomes England's Elvis Costello and Irish guitarist John Doyle. From 2010.


SUN 12:00 The Diary of Samuel Pepys Omnibus (b01l1c0z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SUN 13:15 Painted for Posterity (b00766bd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today]


SUN 13:30 JB Priestley - I Have Been Here Before (b04hbyf4)
A group of people thrown together by chance when they decide to stay at a remote Yorkshire inn, discover that they're so inter-dependent that a decision taken by any one of them is likely to have a profound effect on the lives of the others.

Have they lived through the experience before? Is there a chance to make different decisions this time?

One of JB Priestley’s trio of ‘Time’ plays - inspired by the concept of whatever happens has already taken place many times over and will do so again...

Sally Pratt.... Lesley Nichol
Sam Shipley .... George A. Cooper
Dr Gortler.... Geoffrey Banks
Walter Ormund ... Ronald Baddiley
Janet Ormund .... Susan Tracy
Oliver Ferrant... Alan Rothwell

Director: Alfred Bradley.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1984.


SUN 15:00 ITMA - It's That Man Again (b007k310)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 15:30 Stop Messing About! (b007jx1g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 16:00 Mel's Mix: The Best of The 4 O'Clock Show (b04hbyxd)
Roald Dahl's house, a salt mine and a jungle trek

Mel Giedroyc with the best bits from the Four O'Clock Show. This week she visited Roald Dahl's house, took a trip down a salt mine, and went for a night-time trek in the jungle.


SUN 17:00 Children's Hour: Once Upon a Time (b00qpjph)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SUN 18:00 Doctor Who (b01pr91q)
Nevermore

The Time Lord and his new companion materialise on a prison planet, themed on the works of Edgar Allan Poe. Eighth Doctor adventure stars Paul McGann and Niky Wardley.


SUN 19:00 Garrison Keillor's Radio Show (b017pnfb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 20:00 ITMA - It's That Man Again (b007k310)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 20:30 Stop Messing About! (b007jx1g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b04hbxzv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


SUN 21:45 Afternoon Reading (b00xsg1y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today]


SUN 22:00 The Gobetweenies (b01130pl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 22:30 I Think I've Got a Problem (b00cfzrq)
Series 2

Episode 2

Tom tried to get into his mother's good books by helping out at her folk club, but soon finds himself in the doghouse when the band inside his head launch into a jazz number in the middle of her song.

In an attempt to make amends he tries to raise money for the church funds and finds himself taking part in a stand-up comedy competition...

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 April 2003.


SUN 23:00 The In Crowd (b00shkc5)
Series 3

Episode 3

Olive:

"Ooh, I'm shattered. You've really got to punch those old ladies hard if you want any bargains at the church jumble sale nowadays. I saw Vicar Simms headbutt that Mrs Knowles to get a blazer. Arthur, what are you doing in my tights?"

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 August 2002.


SUN 23:30 Jon Ronson On (b007ntj1)
Series 3

Crushed Egos

Jon Ronson continues his sideways look at the world.

This edition features an Italian waiter who offered up his action film script to comedy writer Graham Linehan over the pasta, an American real estate entrepreneur who owns unsaleable houses all over America and owes millions, and the architects of a new town which proved a spectacular failure.



MONDAY 15 SEPTEMBER 2014

MON 00:00 Doctor Who (b01pr91q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b04hbxzv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


MON 01:45 Afternoon Reading (b00xsg1y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]


MON 02:00 ITMA - It's That Man Again (b007k310)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:30 Stop Messing About! (b007jx1g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 on Sunday]


MON 03:00 The Gobetweenies (b01130pl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Sunday]


MON 03:30 JB Priestley - I Have Been Here Before (b04hbyf4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:30 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Children's Hour: Once Upon a Time (b00qpjph)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 Paul Temple (b007jqrt)
Paul Temple and the Conrad Case

Concerning Captain Smith

Arriving to collect vital information from Countess Dekker, the stylish detective gets a shock.

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
Captain Williams …. John Bennett
Inspector Digby …. Peter Wilde
Paddy …. John Hollis
Denis Harper …. John Bryning
Elsa, Countess Dekker …. Joan Matheson
Charlie …. James Beattie
Sir Graham Forbes …. Richard Williams
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 April 1959.


MON 06:30 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Future (b0075ybt)
Episode 1

First in a four-part series which attempts to make sense of the digital world. Technology affects almost everything we do, and its possibilities can be both exhilarating and daunting. Douglas Adams demystifies the way in which music can be accessed on the internet, with help from Brian Eno and Michael Nesmith, among others.


MON 07:00 Life, Death and Sex with Mike and Sue (b0075nzw)
Series 3

Episode 4

Sofa-bound TV presenters Mike and Sue tackle friendship in its many forms - plus an everyday problem for Miriam Stoops.

Starring Robert Duncan and Jan Ravens.

With Ronnie Ancona, Alistair McGowan, Roger Blake and Toby Longworth.

Written by Tim De Jongh 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 (b04g8404)
Series 70

Episode 5

Nicholas Parsons hosts his 900th edition of Just A Minute and Paul Merton, Holly Walsh, Sheila Hancock and Russell Kane try to talk for 60 seconds without hesitation, repetition or deviation.

Producer: Katie Tyrrell.


MON 08:00 J Kingston Platt (b01rtzx7)
Ronnie Melcombe and His Surprising Wife

A startling tale of a wife addicted to shock.

Staying one jump ahead of the audience expectations is all-important in show business.

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 (b00v3vry)
Series 1

The Comfort Fund

Captain Povey is auditing the unit accounts, and there is a big surprise for Heather.

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 Goldstein.

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 (b00zm32d)
Series 1

Episode 6

Angus Deayton hosts the comedy panel show with no format.

Johnny Vaughan, Alan Davies, Roisin Conaty and Arthur Smith battle it out to see who can beat each other at their own games each has brought along.

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

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 (b01b9kdj)
Sally's Birthday

Will and Annabelle attend her mum's 60th Birthday Party. Will makes an effort to get on with his straight talking father-in-law John.

Will Smith's sitcom about a couple in marriage counselling,

Counsellor Guy must mediate another dispute between Will and Annabelle, with flashbacks to the events that spawned the argument, and by the end, the couple find marital equilibrium once more. Sort of.

Will Smith ..... Will Smith
Annabelle Smith ..... Sarah Hadland
Guy ..... Paterson Joseph
John ..... Geoffrey Whitehead
Sally ..... Susie Blake
Shop Assistant ..... Tracy Wiles

Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2012.


MON 10:00 Saturday Drama (b00p7g8q)
Amelia Bullmore - The Middle

by Amelia Bullmore

Clare is the golden middle sister in a family headed by a formidable matriarch, Luca. Clare meets and quickly marries Martin, who falls just as much in love with her fun, sparky family. But Martin makes a mistake and sets in train a series of events which brings the family to its knees.

Clare ..... Emma Cunniffe
Martin ..... Ben Miles
Nicky ..... Anna Madeley
Justine ..... Eve Matheson
Luca ..... Paola Dionisotti
Karl ..... Nigel Pilkington
Owen ..... Baxter Willis
Mick ..... John Biggins
Ed ..... Piers Wehner
Donna ..... Melissa Advani

Directed by Mary Peate.


MON 11:00 Afternoon Reading (b00cqfyt)
Nick Walker - The Further Adventures of the First King of Mars

The King's Subjects

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.

The commander makes a shocking discovery when he finds a door in an underground tunnel.

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.


MON 11:15 Loose Ends (b04gnhnn)
Kate Tempest, Cerys Matthews, Edward Petherbridge, Aisling Bea, Nikki Bedi

Clive sees a Clown in the Moon with musician and broadcaster Cerys Matthews, who has a successful music career, her own 6 Music show and is now the curator of 'The Goodlife Fesitval'. Cerys has also contributed to 'Dylan Thomas: a Centenary Celebration'; a collection of specially commissioned essays celebrating the poet's life and work, and exploring his lasting legacy.

Nikki Bedi gets down with poet and rapper Kate Tempest. At 16, Kate rapped at strangers on night buses and pestered MCs to let her on the mic at raves. She's written poems for Amnesty International, The Royal Shakespeare company and won last year's Ted Hughes Award for her work 'Brand New Ancients'. Kate talks to Nikki about her new book of poetry 'Hold Your Own' and performs 'The Beigeness' and 'The Truth' from her album 'Everybody Down'.

Actor Edward Petherbridge has had a distinguished stage and screen career spanning over 50 years. While rehearsing for the role of King Lear 7 years ago, Edward suffered a major stroke. He tells Clive about how, at this time he discovered that the entire role of Lear still existed word for word in his mind. His show 'My Perfect Mind', is a celebration of the resilience of the human spirit through the prism of Shakespeare's great tragedy.

Irish actress, comedian and writer Aisling Bea is one of the country's fastest rising comic talents. As a stand-up, she won the prestigious So You Think You're Funny? Award in Edinburgh, 2012 making her the second woman ever to win it and the first to do so in 20 years. Aisling talks to Clive about starring in the likes of 'Dead Boss', 'Cardinal Burns' and Radio 4's 'Mick's and Legends'

Producer: Sukey Firth.


MON 12:00 J Kingston Platt (b01rtzx7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 The Navy Lark (b00v3vry)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 Paul Temple (b007jqrt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Future (b0075ybt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b00wr6tn)
Daphne du Maurier - Jamaica Inn

Episode 6

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

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

After the death of her mother, Mary Yellan has gone to live with her Aunt Patience and Uncle Joss at Jamaica Inn, situated amidst the bleak Cornish landscape. Mary has learnt the true nature of her vicious Uncle's business and has found a confidant in the vicar Francis Davey. She discovers that she's attracted to her Uncle's younger brother Jem but is unsure if he's involved with his brother's violent smuggling activities or not and as a result has mixed feelings about him. In this episode Mary takes a trip to Launceston with Jem but it ends unexpectedly.

Producer: Alison Crawford.


MON 14:15 Inside the Bermuda Triangle: The Mysteries Solved (b00mq5x8)
Episode 6

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

Tom tracks down one of the original Bermuda Triangle authors and discovers that the pursuit of truth was not necessarily the priority when the story was first told.

A Ladbroke Radio production for BBC Radio 4.


MON 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b01mqm9g)
The Diary of Samuel Pepys: Series 6

Episode 1

Sam's diary reaches 1665. At the start of the year, a great frost brings London transport, horses in other words, to a standstill and the streets are given over to football. Sam tries, and fails, to help a young girl who has chosen an unsuitable lover, while his own collection of unsuitable lovers increases, despite the oath he has taken to stop chasing women. His wife, Elizabeth, goes to the hot-house for a wash, and resolves to go there once a week but Sam doesn't think it will last. Adapted by Hattie Naylor.

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

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


MON 14:45 Book of the Week (b01qw8dd)
Andrew Solomon - Far From the Tree

Episode 1

The time-worn adage says that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree, meaning that a child resembles his or her parents. The children described in this book are apples that have fallen elsewhere - some a couple of orchards away, some on the other side of the world. Yet myriad families learn to tolerate, accept and finally celebrate children who are not what they originally had in mind.

Andrew Solomon introduces us to families coping with deafness, Down syndrome, autism, schizophrenia, and disability - as well as families who have children who are prodigies, who are gay, or who become criminals.

While each of these characteristics is potentially isolating, Solomon documents the repeated triumphs of human love and compassion to show that the shared experience of difference is what unites us.

Episode 1 (of 5):
Growing up gay and also struggling with dyslexia led Andrew Solomon to reflect on those situations where a child arrives in a family and is immediately an 'outsider'. 'Parenthood,' he writes, 'abruptly catapults us into a permanent relationship with a stranger'.

Read by Kerry Shale
Abridged and produced by Jill Waters
A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.


MON 15:00 Saturday Drama (b00p7g8q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b04hcvtb)
Toads, Tigers and Tiny Cars

There's lots of stripey feline fun today as Mel roars with the tigers of India and hears from author and illustrator Judith Kerr about the origins of The Tiger Who Came to Tea.


MON 17:00 Like They've Never Been Gone (b00b41fs)
Series 2

Anyone for a Cruise to Cherbourg?

The singing duo wonder why their agent is being uncharacteristically nice...

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, Edward Halstead, Paul Rogan and Alex Lowe.

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 (b0075nzw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 18:00 It's Your Round (b00zm32d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 18:30 A Good Read (b04hcvwp)
Orlando Figes and Michael Schmidt

4 Extra Debut. Tom Sutcliffe, Orlando Figes and Michael Schmidt discuss books by Elizabeth Bishop, Vladimir Nabokov and Henry James. From July 1998.

Complete Poems Published by Elizabeth Bishop
Publisher: Chatto & Windus

Speak, Memory by Vladimir Nabokov
Publisher: Penguin 20th Century Classics

Washington Square by Henry James
Publisher: Penguin Classics.


MON 19:00 J Kingston Platt (b01rtzx7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 The Navy Lark (b00v3vry)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 Paul Temple (b007jqrt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Future (b0075ybt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 Afternoon Reading (b00cqfyt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:15 Loose Ends (b04gnhnn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


MON 22:00 Just a Minute (b04g8404)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 Mr and Mrs Smith (b01b9kdj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


MON 23:00 The Now Show (b04gch03)
Series 44

Episode 1

Steve Punt is joined by Terry Mynott, David Quantick, Mitch Benn, Laura Shavin and Jon Holmes for a comic romp through the week's news.

Written by the cast with additional material from Andy Woolton, Carrie Quinlan and Alice Gregg. Produced by Alexandra Smith.


MON 23:30 The Consultants (b0076prd)
Series 2

Episode 3

When warding off dark lords, salad is acceptable. Cerebral sketch show with Neil Edmond and Justin Edwards. From December 2003.



TUESDAY 16 SEPTEMBER 2014

TUE 00:00 Book at Bedtime (b00wr6tn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:15 Inside the Bermuda Triangle: The Mysteries Solved (b00mq5x8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 15 Minute Drama (b01mqm9g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Monday]


TUE 00:45 Book of the Week (b01qw8dd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 It's Your Round (b00zm32d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 A Good Read (b04hcvwp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 Paul Temple (b007jqrt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Future (b0075ybt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 Saturday Drama (b00p7g8q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 Afternoon Reading (b00cqfyt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:15 Loose Ends (b04gnhnn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 Like They've Never Been Gone (b00b41fs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 Life, Death and Sex with Mike and Sue (b0075nzw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 Paul Temple (b007vg7q)
Paul Temple and the Conrad Case

Coffee For Miss Conrad

The debonair detective and his wife encounter Betty Conrad and a midnight meeting is arranged.

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
Inspector Vosper …. Hugh Manning
Elliot France …. James Thomason
Paddy …. John Hollis
Denis Harper …. John Bryning
Charlie …. James Beattie
Mrs Weldon …. Virginia Winter
Dr Conrad …. Rolf Lefebvre
Herr Breckshaft …. Jeffrey Segal
Betty Conrad …. Jane Jordan Rogers

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 April 1959.


TUE 06:30 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Future (b0075yhc)
Episode 2

In his futuristic look at digital possibilities, Douglas Adams reflects on the potential of the internet for authors and publishers. How will e-publishing affect the book industry?


TUE 07:00 The Fall of the Mausoleum Club (b007k3yd)
The T Machine

Copper trousers, murderous intent and a paradoxical tale of the villainous Dr Julius Venn and his misbegotten future history. Stars Roy Kinnear. From October 1988.


TUE 07:30 Meet David Sedaris (b03npb2y)
Series 4

The Sea Section; Dog Days

One of the world's best storytellers is back on BBC Radio 4.

This week, dealing with family tragedy in 'The Sea Section' and some comic verse about our canine friends in 'Dog Days'.

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


TUE 08:00 The Goon Show (b00d4182)
The Great British Revolution

Angry revolutionary leader Neddie Seagoon is duped into buying worthless weapons. Stars Harry Secombe. From December 1957.


TUE 08:30 Doctor in the House (b007k4s5)
Out-Patients

Medic Simon Sparrow misdiagnoses a boil, while Taffy keeps volunteering for night-shifts.

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 Carol Mason as Nurse.

Special guest star: Irene Handl as Mrs Clark.

Producer: David Hatch

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1968.


TUE 09:00 The Now Show (b04gch03)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:30 Coming Alive (b00hhjfg)
Series 3

Good Sports

Sandra's mother starts meddling over Terry, and there is a surprising sporting challenge. Stars Karl Howman. From October 2001.


TUE 10:00 Marcy Kahan - A Bullet at Balmain's (b00t5jmj)
Noel Coward in Post-Liberation Paris, 1948: haute couture, existentialism, jazz . . . and death.

Coward is in Paris to play the lead in his own play 'Present Laughter' in French. But the murder of a promiscuous mannequin provides a stylish distraction.

Another adventure for the celebrated playwright, actor, composer and amateur detective by Marcy Kahan.

Starring Malcolm Sinclair as Noel Coward, Elenor Bron as Lorn Lorraine, Tam Williams as Cole Lesley and Linda Marlowe as Ginette Spanier.

Director: Ned Chaillet

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2003.


TUE 11:00 Afternoon Reading (b00szzmv)
A Little More Love in the Afternoon

Chitting

By Elizabeth Buchan.

Read by Melody Grove.

Twelve-year-old Edie is not happy. Her mum's going away for a week which means she has to go to her grandmother's house after school. Worse still, she'll have to eat her gran's cooking (stew, with boiled carrots! White fish with cabbage!). Needless to say, her grandmother's none too happy to have the company of a "sulky young miss". As the week passes, slowly, the pair learn to make the best of a bad situation.

Produced by Kirsteen Cameron.


TUE 11:15 Drama (b00wdhq1)
Anita Sullivan - Selfless

Drew is brought into A&E by a car-driver who saw him come off his motorbike. He is concussed and has broken his ankle. But that's not all. Drew can't remember who he is or where he lives. He isn't carrying a phone and all he has in his wallet is a bank-card and a video-shop membership. The hospital will only discharge Andrew if he is watched for the next 24 hours. Owen, the driver, offers to put him up for the night. Owen is the perfect host and the flat is beautiful but it is on the third floor and the injured Andrew starts to feel trapped. The only thing he can remember is a phone number and a name - Elspeth.

Anita Sullivan's play is a psychological thriller locked in a claustrophobic space.

Produced and Directed by Kate McAll.


TUE 12:00 The Goon Show (b00d4182)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 Doctor in the House (b007k4s5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 Paul Temple (b007vg7q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Future (b0075yhc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b00wr8q5)
Daphne du Maurier - Jamaica Inn

Episode 7

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

Episode 7 of Daphne Du Maurier's dark and intriguing gothic tale.

Mary is unwillingly drawn into the dark deeds of Joss and his accomplices. And, as she struggles with events beyond her control, Mary is further thrown by her feelings for a man she dare not trust.

Producer: Alison Crawford.


TUE 14:15 Inside the Bermuda Triangle: The Mysteries Solved (b00mq5t8)
Episode 7

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

Tom pursues the truth about Charles Berlitz, the man who wrote the all-time Bermuda Triangle bestseller. He hears from critics of Berlitz's para-science and speaks to Berlitz's biggest fan, his surviving daughter, Lin Hilton.

A Ladbroke Radio production for BBC Radio 4.


TUE 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b01mqp1m)
The Diary of Samuel Pepys: Series 6

Episode 2

A freezing winter gives way to a spring heatwave, and the dreaded bubonic plague claims its first victims. Sam sees three houses in the city barricaded shut, with their infected occupants inside, and a red cross painted on the door. Yet in many ways normal life continues. Sam advises Lady Sandwich about the marriage of her daughter, Jemima, and Elizabeth is pleased with her new purchase of paradise fish in a glass bowl. Adapted by Hattie Naylor.

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

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


TUE 14:45 Book of the Week (b01qzctg)
Andrew Solomon - Far From the Tree

Episode 2

The time-worn adage says that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree, meaning that a child resembles his or her parents. The children described in this book are apples that have fallen elsewhere - some a couple of orchards away, some on the other side of the world. Yet myriad families learn to tolerate, accept and finally celebrate children who are not what they originally had in mind.

Andrew Solomon introduces us to families coping with deafness, Down syndrome, autism, schizophrenia, and disability - as well as families who have children who are prodigies, who are gay, or who become criminals.

While each of these characteristics is potentially isolating, Solomon documents the repeated triumphs of human love and compassion to show that the shared experience of difference is what unites us.

Episode 2 (of 5):
Many hearing people regard being deaf as a defect or a pathology but, for a large proportion of people who are deaf, it is both a culture and an identity worth celebrating and defending.

Read by Kerry Shale
Abridged and produced by Jill Waters
A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.


TUE 15:00 Marcy Kahan - A Bullet at Balmain's (b00t5jmj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b04hgf63)
Cupcakes and steam-powered cars

Mel Giedroyc says happy birthday to author Julia Donaldson, Matt Baker takes a ride in a steam-powered car, and we get a lesson in making the perfect cupcake.


TUE 17:00 Up the Garden Path (b008hq47)
Series 3

Taking It on the Chin

As Izzy's love-life grows ever more complicated - she's in for a big surprise.

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, Neil McCaul as Bill and Phyllida Nash as Louise.

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 (b007k3yd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 18:00 Quote... Unquote (b007jphn)
Nigel Rees hosts celebrities exchanging anecdotes, epigrams and bons mots. With Alan Bennett, Janet Suzman, Leslie Thomas and Wynford Vaughan Thomas. From March 1982.


TUE 18:30 Musical Legends (b01f52g8)
Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull

Ian Anderson's widely recognised as the man who introduced the flute to rock music.

Born in Dunfermline in 1947 he attended primary school in Edinburgh before his family moved south to Blackpool. Following a Grammar school education Ian went to Art College before embarking on a career as a musician.

Jethro Tull was formed in 1968 and first performed at London's famous Marquee Club. The band have gone on to perform at over 3000 concerts in over 40 countries.

Along with the flute Ian plays whistles, acoustic guitars and mandolin.

In recent years Ian has toured more and more under his own name and has recorded four solo albums. He's about to embark on a 19 date tour to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the Jethro Tull album 'Thick as a Brick'. His Scottish dates are in Perth on 14th April and Glasgow on 15th April.

Tom Morton talks to Ian about his love of the flute, his passion for performing and his newly recorded album Thick as a Brick 2 and they listen to some songs from the Tull repertoire.


TUE 19:00 The Goon Show (b00d4182)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 Doctor in the House (b007k4s5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 Paul Temple (b007vg7q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Future (b0075yhc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 Afternoon Reading (b00szzmv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 21:15 Drama (b00wdhq1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


TUE 22:00 Meet David Sedaris (b03npb2y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 Dave Against the Machine (b011jw8g)
Angels From Outer Space

Dave Lamb's brand new sitcom series about conspiracy theorist Dave Railings continues and this week it's aliens.

When the post is delivered on time to the flat that Dave shares with his deeply frustrated younger brother Jim, Dave jumps to the conclusion that their usual, rubbish postman must have been replaced by an alien clone. Jim is initially dismayed, but then realises that Dave's fear of being abducted by aliens (again) gives him his best opportunity yet to escape his disturbed older brother.

Meanwhile community police officers Nigel and Geoff find themselves on duty at a dating march for single people, where the abuse they start to get from the public drives Geoff to drink. And if that wasn't bad enough for Nigel, it seems as if the guvnor has a thing for him. Belly laughs and plot twists as Dave Railings attempts to save the public from its own ignorance and foil an intergalactic scavenger's bid to stockpile human DNA. The truth is out there... possibly.

Cast:
Dave Railings ..... Dave Lamb
Jim Railings ..... Jim North
Nigel Spikes ...... Nick Walker
Geoff Brown ...... Richie Webb
Callious ..... Carrie Quinlan

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 (b00vy38l)
Series 4

A Now Spoiled Life Smashed Some More

Pip and Harry must journey to the Underworld to rescue Ripely, but Mr Gently Benevolent has got there first and is planning to unleash the demons of Hell on the streets of London, making them even worse than usual. Meanwhile Ripely seems to be enjoying the company of some Greek Heroes a little too much.

Can Pip prevent a demon invasion of the streets of London? Can Harry win back the affections of his wife Pippa who has fallen for Benevolent's evil charms? Can anything be more terrifying the Clive the massive cake dragon? And will Mr Benevolent be in trouble with the Devil when she gets back from maternity leave?

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 (b00804kc)
Series 2

Astronaut Training

The sketch show team take the audience to Nevada for astronaut selection by NASA.

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 February 1991.



WEDNESDAY 17 SEPTEMBER 2014

WED 00:00 Book at Bedtime (b00wr8q5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:15 Inside the Bermuda Triangle: The Mysteries Solved (b00mq5t8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 15 Minute Drama (b01mqp1m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Tuesday]


WED 00:45 Book of the Week (b01qzctg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 Quote... Unquote (b007jphn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 Musical Legends (b01f52g8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 Paul Temple (b007vg7q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 02:30 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Future (b0075yhc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 Marcy Kahan - A Bullet at Balmain's (b00t5jmj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 Afternoon Reading (b00szzmv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:15 Drama (b00wdhq1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 Up the Garden Path (b008hq47)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 The Fall of the Mausoleum Club (b007k3yd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 Paul Temple (b007vh36)
Paul Temple and the Conrad Case

Person Unknown

The debonair detective and his wife arrive at the factory, in the gripping climax to the mystery.

The conclusion of Francis Durbridge's stylish thriller starring Peter Coke as Paul Temple and Marjorie Westbury as wife Steve.

Paul Temple …. Peter Coke
Steve …. Marjorie Westbury
Charlie …. James Beattie
Sir Graham Forbes …. Richard Williams
Herr Breckshaft …. Jeffrey Segal
Elliot France …. James Thomason
Denis Harper …. John Bryning
Elsa, Countess Dekker …. Joan Matheson
Dr Conrad …. Rolf Lefebvre
Inspector Vosper …. Hugh Manning
Paddy …. John Hollis
Mrs Weldon …. Virginia Winter

With Frank Partington, Peggy Gow, John Bennett and Sheila Grant

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 April 1959.


WED 06:30 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Future (b0075ym6)
Episode 3

Douglas Adams looks at how new technology is changing film and television, and asks whether traditional broadcasting will be replaced by more interactive entertainment.


WED 07:00 An Actor's Life for Me (b00s7t2v)
Series 3

Neighbours

Robert Wilson discovers that not everybody needs good neighbours.

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

Robert ..... John Gordon Sinclair
Desmond Shaw ..... Gary Waldhorn
Sue ..... Gina McKee
Doctor …. Toby Longworth
Mrs Blake …. Hilda Braid
Neville …. Jon Glover

Producer: Diane Messias

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in February 1993.


WED 07:30 Tom Wrigglesworth: Utterly at Odds with the Universe (b04g8rhd)
Adapted from his sell-out Edinburgh show Tom Wrigglesworth takes an emotional journey exploring his profound relationship with his granddad, and comes to fully understand the influence he has had on his life.


WED 08:00 The Burkiss Way (b007jttb)
Series 3

Ignore These Programme Titles the Burkiss Way

The team pulls open the "Door Handle of the Day" - and who will win the "Difficult Time of the Month Competition"?

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

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

Scripted by David Renwick and Andrew Marshall.

Producer: John Lloyd

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1978.


WED 08:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00qhq9b)
Series 2

Episode 4

Rent-a-pet with a twist - and an Alien's plans for invading Earth.

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 Graeme Garden, Johnnie Mortimer & Brian Cooke, 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 and Graeme Garden with music by Dave Lee.

Producer: Humphrey Barclay

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in October 1965.


WED 09:00 Dilemma (b0183rb5)
Series 1

Episode 5

Sue Perkins puts John Finnemore, Danielle Ward, Alun Cochrane and Dame Ann Leslie through the moral and ethical wringer in the show where there are no "right" answers - but some deeply damning ones...

Hypothetical situations involve old ladies shoplifting, gentlemen "pocket-patting", unqualified doctors and fake psychics.

The panel also debates which figure least deserves their place in history out of Albert Einstein, Winston Churchill, and David Attenborough.

Devised by Danielle Ward.

Producer: Ed Morrish.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2011.


WED 09:30 Simon's Bug (b04hgsms)
Episode 3

Simon is sure he knows what his family are up to behind his back. Things are falling apart. Stars Hwyel Bennett. From March 1989.


WED 10:00 Marcy Kahan - Blithe Spy (b00tcsps)
The Nazis are in New York – as ‘The Master’, Noel Coward turns spy to battle for Britain.

Marcy Kahan’s highly improbable Second World War espionage adventure featuring a highly improbable and flamboyant spy... with a talent to amuse.

Noel Coward ..... Malcolm Sinclair
Lorn Loraine ..... Eleanor Bron
Neysa McMein ..... Elizabeth McGovern
Jon Smith ..... Adam Sims
FD Roosevelt ..... Bob Sherman
Fortnum ..... Ian Masters
Simpson ..... Kerry Shale
Willoughby ..... Peter Marinker
Conklin ..... Gerard McDermott

Director: Gordon House

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2002.


WED 11:00 Afternoon Reading (b00szzmx)
A Little More Love in the Afternoon

The Gift

Series in which leading romantic novelists write short stories inspired by the four word brief : Love in the Afternoon.

"The Gift" by Santa Montefiore.

Read by Aoife McMahon.
Produced by Kirsteen Cameron.

Cara confronts long buried memories when she learns that an old flame is seriously ill in hospital. Flying out to be by his bedside in Buenos Aires, she makes a decision that will impact on both their futures.

Santa Montefiore was born in England in 1970 to an Anglo-Argentine mother, and read Spanish and Italian at Exeter University. Her novel "The Italian Matchmaker" was nominated for this year's Romantic Novel of the Year Award. She lives in London with her husband, the historian Simon Sebag Montefiore, and their children, Lily and Sasha.


WED 11:15 Drama (b017x5zh)
Terri-Ann Brumby - The Benefit of Time

Debbie Green is dull. Debbie Green is plain. Debbie Green works in Human Resources, where she has few friends, and lives a very mundane existence. That is, until she starts going to visit a hypnotist, who claims to be able to explore people's past lives. And guess what? Debbie, apparently, has had a very eventful past life - she was once Anne Boleyn. Or so Donald Cruikshank her hypnotist excitedly confirms. He is, of course, a charlatan, and he's gulling her. Or is he? Is she gulling him? As the sessions progress, and Debbie starts doing an office round-robin e-mail of her experiences, her popularity at work increases dramatically, as do her career prospects.

In our celebrity-fixated world, what better celebrity to conjure up - and then actually be - than a famous figure of history? And as Debbie climbs that greasy pole to success and high status, she leaves a trail of human devastation in her wake.

Original Music composed by David Chilton

Produced by Gordon House
A Goldhawk Essential Production for BBC Radio 4.


WED 12:00 The Burkiss Way (b007jttb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00qhq9b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 Paul Temple (b007vh36)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Future (b0075ym6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b00wr9qv)
Daphne du Maurier - Jamaica Inn

Episode 8

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

Episode 8 of Daphne Du Maurier's dark and intriguing gothic tale. Mary recovers from her ordeal and escapes to seek help.

Producer: Alison Crawford.


WED 14:15 Inside the Bermuda Triangle: The Mysteries Solved (b00mq5tb)
Episode 8

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

Tom examines the relationship between the supposedly inexplicable disappearance of hundreds of seamen and aviators in the Bermuda Triangle, and the mythical lost kingdom of Atlantis.

A Ladbroke Radio production for BBC Radio 4.


WED 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b01mqq6c)
The Diary of Samuel Pepys: Series 6

Episode 3

More Londoners are infected with plague. In an effort to contain it, they are shut up in their houses, with planks nailed across the doors so they can't get out. Sam's mother wants him and Elizabeth to come and stay in the country away from the danger. But Sam plans to send his wife to Woolwich, out of harm's way. He himself is too busy with Navy work to leave, especially now that the country is at war with the Dutch. Adapted by Hattie Naylor.

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

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


WED 14:45 Book of the Week (b01qzctj)
Andrew Solomon - Far From the Tree

Episode 3

The time-worn adage says that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree, meaning that a child resembles his or her parents. The children described in this book are apples that have fallen elsewhere - some a couple of orchards away, some on the other side of the world. Yet myriad families learn to tolerate, accept and finally celebrate children who are not what they originally had in mind.

Andrew Solomon introduces us to families coping with deafness, Down syndrome, autism, schizophrenia, and disability - as well as families who have children who are prodigies, who are gay, or who become criminals.

While each of these characteristics is potentially isolating, Solomon documents the repeated triumphs of human love and compassion to show that the shared experience of difference is what unites us.

Episode 3 (of 5):
A child of exceptional ability, such as a musical prodigy, can present as many special needs and challenges to his parents as a child who has disabilities or is different in some other way. The tensions between these children and their parents can create extraordinary pressures and dilemmas.

Read by Kerry Shale
Abridged and produced by Jill Waters
A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.


WED 15:00 Marcy Kahan - Blithe Spy (b00tcsps)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b04hgsyz)
Upside-down trees

Mel Giedroyc hears about the amazing upside-down trees of Africa, takes a boat trip with a lady lock-keeper, and gets in a spin over the invention of the washing machine.


WED 17:00 Hats Off (b00nhw1x)
Series 2

Episode 4

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 (b00s7t2v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 18:00 Dilemma (b0183rb5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


WED 18:30 Off the Page (b00769ym)
Gambling

Poker player Victoria Coren, trader Henry Peevers and writer Jude Collins discuss the eternal appeal of Lady Luck with Matthew Parris. From October 2002.

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 (b007jttb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00qhq9b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 Paul Temple (b007vh36)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Future (b0075ym6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 Afternoon Reading (b00szzmx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 21:15 Drama (b017x5zh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


WED 22:00 Tom Wrigglesworth: Utterly at Odds with the Universe (b04g8rhd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 Elvenquest (b016vn8f)
Series 3

Episode 4

As they continue their search for the Sword of Asnagar, the noble Questers find themselves coming to the rescue of King Baldwin the Jovial whose mead hall is being terrorised by a terrible creature called "The Grundle". But when Amis, the Chosen One, starts to question whether he is actually all that special after all, the Questers hatch a plan to kill the beast and restore Amis' self-worth.

Meanwhile, time is running out for Lord Darkness. Kreech tells he must find a girlfriend to keep him young, or he'll find his incorporeal essence once more slowly shrivelling and turning to dust. So Darkness starts off on the dating game. Trouble is, it's been a bit of time since he last met a girl, let alone chatted one up...

Starring:
Darren Boyd as Vidar
Kevin Eldon as Dean/Kreech
Dave Lamb as Amis aka The Chosen One
Alistair McGowan as Lord Darkness
Stephen Mangan as Sam
Daniel Rigby as King Baldwin The Jovial
and
Sophie Winkleman as Penthiselea

Written by Anil Gupta and Richard Pinto

Producer: Sam Michell.


WED 23:00 The Museum of Everything (b00gknj8)
Series 3

The Museum Reopens

A temp with a scary clown face aids the tour guide.

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

With Lucy Montgomery.

Music by Dominic Haslam and Ben Walker.

Producer: Alex Walsh-Taylor

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2006.


WED 23:30 The Big Booth (b007k25t)
Series 1

Episode 4

Boothby visits a land of novel writing, cow farming and zip manufacture.

More songs, sketches and sheep

With Steve Frost, Kevin Eldon, Vivenne Soan, Big Al and guitarist Antonio Forcione.

Producer: Lucy Armitage

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2000.



THURSDAY 18 SEPTEMBER 2014

THU 00:00 Book at Bedtime (b00wr9qv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:15 Inside the Bermuda Triangle: The Mysteries Solved (b00mq5tb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 15 Minute Drama (b01mqq6c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Wednesday]


THU 00:45 Book of the Week (b01qzctj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 Dilemma (b0183rb5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 Off the Page (b00769ym)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 Paul Temple (b007vh36)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Future (b0075ym6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 Marcy Kahan - Blithe Spy (b00tcsps)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 Afternoon Reading (b00szzmx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:15 Drama (b017x5zh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 Hats Off (b00nhw1x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 An Actor's Life for Me (b00s7t2v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 Clean Up (b04hgv4d)
4 Extra Debut. Tom leads his neighbourhood OAPs in a drive to tidy up, but he soon realises they need an incentive. Stars Geoffrey Banks.


THU 06:30 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Future (b0075yrk)
Episode 4

Douglas Adams explores what the digital future may hold. Computers as tiny as grains of sand or fluff in our pockets?


THU 07:00 Ayres on the Air (b00m6f4m)
Series 3

In the Doghouse

Pam Ayres returns with a new series packed with poetry, anecdotes and sketches.

Poems include Toaster, about Pam's son's dog and its phobia; I'm the Dog Who Didn't Win a Prize, written by Pam after she was asked to be a judge at a competition; and Tippy Tappy Feet, about the things you miss when your best friend goes to the great kennel in the sky.

Pam is joined on stage by actors Geoffrey Whitehead and Felicity Montagu for sketches on what dogs talk to each other about and how a new puppy can cause more excitement in some families than a new baby.


THU 07:30 John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme (b01m171v)
Edinburgh 2012

John Finnemore, the writer and star of Cabin Pressure; regular guest on The Now Show; and popper-upper in things like Miranda and Family Guy, presents a special edition of his sketch show, recorded at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The first series, broadcast last year, was described as "sparklingly clever" by The Daily Telegraph and "one of the most consistently funny sketch shows for quite some time" by The Guardian. It featured Winnie the Pooh coming to terms with his abusive relationship with honey; how The Archers sounds to people who don't listen to the Archers, and Jekyll and Hyde's tricky housekeeping arrangements. This show won't feature any of those things, but that's ok, because it will feature other things, and they'll be funny too.

John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme is written by and stars John Finnemore, with Margaret Cabourn-Smith, Simon Kane, Lawry Lewin and Carrie Quinlan.

Producer: Ed Morrish.


THU 08:00 Parsley Sidings (b007k122)
Series 2

The Purity League

Things look tricky for railway porter, Percy Valentine following station master, Horace Hepplewhite's morality drive.

Starring Arthur Lowe as Horace Hepplewhite, Kenneth Connor as Percy and The Vicar, Liz Fraser as Gloria and Ian Lavender as Bert.

With Douglas Blackwell, Mark Rogers, Michael Elwick, Haydn Jones and Gordon Clyde.

Jim Eldridge's eponymous series set in a sleepy railway station.

The Hepplewhites have run 'Parsley Sidings' station for generations and the current Station Master, Horace, hopes 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 November 1973.


THU 08:30 Take It From Here (b01c6fkb)
From 16/04/1958

Dick's dreaming of Persia - and Eth's agitated after being accused of theft at work, in 'The Glums'

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 (b00nk4wt)
Episode 4

Comedy by Neil Warhurst about a tourist information centre in a town with no tourist attractions whatsoever.

Waft Tourist Information resurrects an old Waft tradition, The Day of the Pie, in which the ugliest boy of the village eats a pork pie on the village green.

Warren ...... Jeff Rawle
Douglas ...... Malcolm Tierney
Heather ...... Liza Sadovy
Lucy ...... Joannah Tincey
Bryan ...... Paul Barnhill
Tourist Information Machine ...... Philip Fox
Tyler (Piggy) ...... Rhys Jennings.

Produced by Liz Webb.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2009.


THU 09:30 The Small World of Dominic Holland (b007wpz1)
Growing Up

Comedian Dominic Holland points out the pitfalls of growing up, becoming an adult and having children.

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 David Wade - Power of Attorney (b007w3c3)
Moral: If you have a rich aunt who is slightly dotty, think twice before attempting to defraud her of her money – as hard-up Geoffrey and Annabelle soon discover.

David Wade's comedy stars Geoffrey Palmer as Geoffrey Campion, Geraldine McEwan as Annabelle Campion, Joan Matheson as Aunt Beattie, Katherine Parr as Mrs Penny and John Moffatt as Corvo.

Producer: Glyn Dearman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1990.


THU 11:00 Afternoon Reading (b00szzmz)
A Little More Love in the Afternoon

Thursdays

Written by Adele Parks.

Read by Francesca Dymond.

As she celebrates her thirty-first birthday eating left-over shepherd's pie in the company of her whining young children and disinterested husband, Ginny longs to find a way to make her life thrilling again.

Produced by Kirsteen Cameron.


THU 11:15 Drama (b011jvyz)
Ewa Banaszkiewicz - SBLT (Single But Living Together)

by Ewa Banaszkiewicz

What happens if you separate but circumstances force you to continue to live together?
Alex thinks she can make it work with a list of rules but then emotions begin to get in the way.

Directed by Sally Avens.


THU 12:00 Parsley Sidings (b007k122)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 Take It From Here (b01c6fkb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 Clean Up (b04hgv4d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Future (b0075yrk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b00wr9w3)
Daphne du Maurier - Jamaica Inn

Episode 9

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

Tamsin Greig reads episode 9 of Daphne Du Maurier's dark and intriguing gothic tale.

After being forced to experience the horror of a wrecking trip, Mary has escaped from Jamaica Inn determined to seek help and finally bring her uncle and his associates to justice. When she discovers the vicar of Altarnun away from home, Mary decides to turn to Squire Bassat for assistance. On her return to the inn, Mary makes a shocking discovery.

Producer: Alison Crawford.


THU 14:15 Inside the Bermuda Triangle: The Mysteries Solved (b00mq5td)
Episode 9

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

Tom returns to the peculiar story of British South American Airways and the last flight of Star Ariel, which disappeared without trace in the Bermuda Triangle in 1949. He uncovers new evidence suggesting that, far from being a mystery, the disappearance was in fact down to one small, but fatal, flaw.

A Ladbroke Radio production for BBC Radio 4.


THU 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b01mqq9b)
The Diary of Samuel Pepys: Series 6

Episode 4

The plague tightens its grip on London and as four thousand deaths are reported in one week, burial places become scarce. Yet, in the midst of all this there is still hope. Sam is asked to advise a nervous young bridegroom about the 'facts of life'. There's good news about the war with the Dutch - Lord Sandwich has taken several of their ships. Sam is so overjoyed that he joins some friends for a celebration. In spite of all the misery and fear around them, they sit up late, drinking and singing, and Sam confides to his diary that he's had one of the happiest nights of his life. Adapted by Hattie Naylor.

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

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


THU 14:45 Book of the Week (b01qzctl)
Andrew Solomon - Far From the Tree

Episode 4

The time-worn adage says that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree, meaning that a child resembles his or her parents. The children described in this book are apples that have fallen elsewhere - some a couple of orchards away, some on the other side of the world. Yet myriad families learn to tolerate, accept and finally celebrate children who are not what they originally had in mind.

Andrew Solomon introduces us to families coping with deafness, Down syndrome, autism, schizophrenia, and disability - as well as families who have children who are prodigies, who are gay, or who become criminals.

While each of these characteristics is potentially isolating, Solomon documents the repeated triumphs of human love and compassion to show that the shared experience of difference is what unites us.

Episode 4 (of 5):
What happens to an apparently ordinary family when a child commits acts of extreme criminal behaviour? Dylan Klebold was one of the two teenagers responsible for the shootings at Columbine High School. His parents still live in the house where he grew up.

Read by Kerry Shale
Abridged and produced by Jill Waters
A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.


THU 15:00 David Wade - Power of Attorney (b007w3c3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b04hkf2m)
Tom Palmer, ferrets and icing

Mel Giedroyc discovers the origins of icing for cakes, author Tom Palmer shares his Inheritance Books, and we go 'squeak' with a very friendly pet ferret.


THU 17:00 No Commitments (b007jmvz)
Series 2

Bed and Breakfast

When Anna becomes a temporary landlady, her sister Charlotte offers extra amenities.

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

Anna …. Rosemary Leach
Victoria …. Nicola Pagett
Charlotte …. Josie Lawrence
Eddie …. James Greene
Sir James …. Philip Anthony
Lady Dunne …. Jillie Meers
Gareth Roberts …. William Osbourne

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 (b00m6f4m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 18:00 Too Much Information (b00nk4wt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


THU 18:30 Bookclub (b0075r2v)
Douglas Adams

In a special edition of Bookclub, James Naughtie and a group of readers talk to author Douglas Adams about his classic worldwide bestseller The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

Guests include Simon Brett, Geoffrey Perkins and book publisher Nick Webb. The audience ask Douglas Adams questions about comedy, sci-fi and about the creation of his characters and his influences.

From January 2000.


THU 19:30 Take It From Here (b01c6fkb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 Clean Up (b04hgv4d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Future (b0075yrk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 Afternoon Reading (b00szzmz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


THU 21:15 Drama (b011jvyz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


THU 22:00 John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme (b01m171v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 Radio 9 (b04hkfq5)
Series 2

Episode 5

An unusual doctor, the perils of parenthood and faking it as a boxer. Stars Johnny Daukes and Hils Barker. From August 2005.


THU 23:00 The News at Bedtime (b00pftgj)
Series 1

Episode 3

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

Food campaigner Jack Spratt and the Tooth Fairy debate the nation's nutrition.

With Jack Dee, Peter Capaldi, Charlotte Green, Lewis MacLeod, Lucy Montgomery, Vicki Pepperdine, Dan Tetsell.

Written by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman.


THU 23:15 Peter Bradshaw - For One Horrible Moment (b0084ss4)
Episode 2

A mysterious rendezvous with a girl bearing an uncanny likeness to himself leaves our hero delirious with excitement - and self-loathing.

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

Read by the author.

Producer: Jon Naismith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1999.


THU 23:30 Pleased to Meet You (b0124y89)
Pilot

90-something good-time girl Dora Dale shares wild tales of her star-strewn past.

Betraying confidences and breaking unwritten rules galore, the friend of the stars reveals some surprising and salacious secrets.

Written by and starring Martin Kelner and Jake Yapp.

Made for BBC7 and first broadcast in November 2005.



FRIDAY 19 SEPTEMBER 2014

FRI 00:00 Book at Bedtime (b00wr9w3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:15 Inside the Bermuda Triangle: The Mysteries Solved (b00mq5td)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 15 Minute Drama (b01mqq9b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Thursday]


FRI 00:45 Book of the Week (b01qzctl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 Too Much Information (b00nk4wt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 Bookclub (b0075r2v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Future (b0075yrk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 David Wade - Power of Attorney (b007w3c3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 Afternoon Reading (b00szzmz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:15 Drama (b011jvyz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 No Commitments (b007jmvz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 Ayres on the Air (b00m6f4m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 Guy Meredith - Mad, Bad (b007jvvk)
Two self-obsessed writers clash over rival biographies about Byron - communicating via answerphone. But could it be turned to their advantage?

Starring Anna Massey as Isobel and Bill Nighy as Rob.

With Anna Nygh as Lisa, Nicholas Courtney as Professor Bellini and Ian Michie as the Taxi Driver.

Director: Cherry Cookson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1989.


FRI 06:30 The Internet: The Last 20th-Century Battleground (b04hkj0y)
Episode 1

4 Extra Debut. In 1999, Douglas Adams offered his vision of a digital future with a global explosion in communication from a virtual world.


FRI 07:00 Bangers and Mash (b0075hby)
Episode 6

The toffee tin with half the company profits is missing. With only three days to go, can the two-and-a-half grand be collected in time?

Conclusion of the six-part comedy series by Katie Hims.

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

Director: Catherine Horn

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1999.


FRI 07:30 Chain Reaction (b013gfnh)
Series 7

Kevin Eldon interviews Mark Steel

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.

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 singer in Beergut 100.

Mark Steel has presented a range of his own programmes on Radio 4, from The Mark Steel Solution, The Mark Steel Revolution, The Mark Steel Lectures to, most recently, the Sony Silver Award and Writers Guild Award-winning Mark Steel's In Town. He also occasionally appears in programmes that don't have his name in the title, such as The News Quiz.


FRI 08:00 The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show (b007r4yr)
Series 3

Episode 4

Calculating comedy from the much-loved duo, plus special guest, Penelope Keith insists on making her own intro - before performing in Ern's sketch what he wrote.

Written and adapted by Eddie Braben.

With vocalist Vincent Zara and music from Peter Knight and his Orchestra.

Producer: Bobby Jaye
First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in March 1978.


FRI 08:30 The Men from the Ministry (b00xn6sw)
Strictly for the Birds

The feather-brained civil servants get in a flap.

A weekly tribute to all those who work in government offices and to all the others who spend their days there as well.
Stars Wilfrid Hyde White and Richard Murdoch.

With Norma Ronald, Roy Dotrice, Diana Olsson, Percy Edwards and John Graham.

Written and produced by Edward Taylor.

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

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in November 1962.


FRI 09:00 The 99p Challenge (b00nnpzc)
Series 2

Episode 4

Crazy panel show capers as host Sue Perkins grills Simon Pegg, Mel Giedroyc, 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 July 2000.


FRI 09:30 Trevor's World of Sport (b00n5vsn)
Series 3

Episode 2

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

2/6. Trevor is keen to sign the agency's first Muslim client. But do the others think this is a good idea? And why has Ralph been marooned on an island?

Trevor ...... Neil Pearson
Sammy ...... Paul Reynolds
Ralph ...... Michael Fenton Stevens
Theresa ...... Rosalind Ayres
Heidrun ...... Cosima Shaw
Barry ...... Abdul Salis
Meryl ...... Claire Skinner
Mohammad ...... Kayvan Novak.


FRI 10:00 Owen Holder - Alice's Friend (b04hkk1m)
When 84 year old Alice employs Len as her chauffeur, a genuine friendship gradually develops between them.

But Alice's son and daughter don’t approve, thinking Len’s after the old woman's money. Even Len's wife and family begin to resent the amount of time he gives her...

Owen Holder’s drama stars

Alice ...... Joyce Carey
Enid ...... Pauline Letts
Len, ...... Harold Goodwin
Charles ...... David Gooderson
Muriel ...... Jean Trend
Donald ...... Spencer Banks
Robert ...... Stephen Garlick
Phyllis ...... Theresa Streatfeild
Mr Hampton ...... Owen Holder

Writer: Owen Holder

Pianist: Neil Rhoden

Director: Ian Cotterell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1982.


FRI 11:00 Winifred Holtby - Why Herbert Killed His Mother (b018sr28)
Very beautiful as a baby, Herbert turns out to be a very different adult. Short story read by Anna Massey.


FRI 11:15 Drama (b00mx8rh)
Nancy Harris - Love in a Glass Jar

Love In A Glass Jar
By Nancy Harris

Eve and Patrick are two strangers who have been chatting on a dating website. They've agreed to meet face to face in a hotel room in order to carry out an unofficial sperm donation. They both know why they're there. But do they know what they want?

Eve.....Niamh Cusack
Patrick.....Lorcan Cranitch
Seamus Kenny.....Stephen Hogan

Producer Steven Canny.


FRI 12:00 The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show (b007r4yr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 The Men from the Ministry (b00xn6sw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 Guy Meredith - Mad, Bad (b007jvvk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 The Internet: The Last 20th-Century Battleground (b04hkj0y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b00x57pb)
Daphne du Maurier - Jamaica Inn

Episode 10

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

Tamsin Greig reads the final episode of Daphne Du Maurier's dark and intriguing gothic tale. Mary has returned to Jamaica Inn after seeking help to bring her violent Uncle and his associates to justice. After discovering both her Uncle Joss and Aunt Patience murdered, she has been offered refuge in the vicarage while the assailant is tracked down. But Mary soon finds herself on the run and has to make a life-changing decision.

Producer: Alison Crawford.


FRI 14:15 Inside the Bermuda Triangle: The Mysteries Solved (b00mq5tg)
Episode 10

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

Tom concludes his rigorous investigation into the mysteries of the Triangle by visiting Bermuda itself. The extraordinary experiences of local fishermen and treasure divers seem at odds with the empirical evidence collected by oceanographers, air traffic controllers and air sea rescue officers. So where does the truth lie?

A Ladbroke Radio production for BBC Radio 4.


FRI 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b01mqr4r)
The Diary of Samuel Pepys: Series 6

Episode 5

As the deaths from plague begin to go down at last, London starts to recover - though there are few boats on the river. Following the English victory over the Dutch, Sam is in the running for some of the prize goods taken from the East India Ships - but bad feeling over the division of the spoils results in Lord Sandwich being sent away to Spain. The year ends with Sam and Elizabeth at a wedding and looking forward to returning to their home in Seething Lane when the plague is finally over. Adapted by Hattie Naylor.

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

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


FRI 14:45 Book of the Week (b01qzctq)
Andrew Solomon - Far From the Tree

Episode 5

The time-worn adage says that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree, meaning that a child resembles his or her parents. The children described in this book are apples that have fallen elsewhere - some a couple of orchards away, some on the other side of the world. Yet myriad families learn to tolerate, accept and finally celebrate children who are not what they originally had in mind.

Andrew Solomon introduces us to families coping with deafness, Down syndrome, autism, schizophrenia, and disability - as well as families who have children who are prodigies, who are gay, or who become criminals.

While each of these characteristics is potentially isolating, Solomon documents the repeated triumphs of human love and compassion to show that the shared experience of difference is what unites us.

Episode 5 (of 5):
Different kinds of families are constructed or conceived in different ways - just as some children choose to identify with a gender other than the one they were born into. Andrew Solomon is married to his partner John and they are happily involved in the parenting of four children, all with differing family circumstances.

Read by Kerry Shale
Abridged and produced by Jill Waters
A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.


FRI 15:00 Owen Holder - Alice's Friend (b04hkk1m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b04hknhn)
International Talk Like a Pirate Day - aaaarrrr!!

Mel Giedroyc celebrates International Talk Like a Pirate Day, sings a sea shanty, goes night-time badger spotting, and introduces the final episode of The Wind in the Willows.


FRI 17:00 After Henry (b007jnwh)
Series 2

The Other Married Man

"I can tell when she's being deceitful. There's an expression that comes into her face. I remember when she was only two and she cut all Rosie's hair off."

Sarah tries keeping her affair secret, but her mother Eleanor can sniff out deceit.

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
James ...... Edward de Souza

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 (b0075hby)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 18:00 The 99p Challenge (b00nnpzc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


FRI 18:30 Pioneers (b00xngf6)
Series 1

Ian Ritchie

Ian Ritchie on the World Wide Web and how he pioneered the very first web browser. Despite this breakthrough, he reveals the missed opportunity that could have made him millions.

He explains to Clare English about some of the reasons why he passed up on this once in a life time opportunity.

First broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland in 2011.


FRI 19:00 The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show (b007r4yr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 The Men from the Ministry (b00xn6sw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 Guy Meredith - Mad, Bad (b007jvvk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 The Internet: The Last 20th-Century Battleground (b04hkj0y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Winifred Holtby - Why Herbert Killed His Mother (b018sr28)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 21:15 Drama (b00mx8rh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


FRI 22:00 Chain Reaction (b013gfnh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 BBC New Comedy Awards (b04h7lbk)
2014

Heat two

Made for 4 Extra. Second heat of the 2014 BBC Radio New Comedy Award. Recorded at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and hosted by Chris Ramsey.


FRI 23:25 The Comedy Club Interviews (b04kf177)
The best in contemporary comedy. Tonight, Arthur Smith chats to Al Lubel.


FRI 23:30 Goodness Gracious Me (b01p98gy)
Series 3

Episode 4

Alternative therapies in ER, and it's Bhangraman to the rescue.

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 (b01kt6qt)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 MON (b01mqm9g)

15 Minute Drama 00:30 TUE (b01mqm9g)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 TUE (b01mqp1m)

15 Minute Drama 00:30 WED (b01mqp1m)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 WED (b01mqq6c)

15 Minute Drama 00:30 THU (b01mqq6c)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 THU (b01mqq9b)

15 Minute Drama 00:30 FRI (b01mqq9b)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 FRI (b01mqr4r)

A Good Read 18:30 MON (b04hcvwp)

A Good Read 01:30 TUE (b04hcvwp)

After Henry 05:00 SAT (b007jnsf)

After Henry 17:00 FRI (b007jnwh)

Afternoon Reading 04:00 SAT (b00cqfyr)

Afternoon Reading 10:45 SUN (b00xsg1y)

Afternoon Reading 21:45 SUN (b00xsg1y)

Afternoon Reading 01:45 MON (b00xsg1y)

Afternoon Reading 11:00 MON (b00cqfyt)

Afternoon Reading 21:00 MON (b00cqfyt)

Afternoon Reading 04:00 TUE (b00cqfyt)

Afternoon Reading 11:00 TUE (b00szzmv)

Afternoon Reading 21:00 TUE (b00szzmv)

Afternoon Reading 04:00 WED (b00szzmv)

Afternoon Reading 11:00 WED (b00szzmx)

Afternoon Reading 21:00 WED (b00szzmx)

Afternoon Reading 04:00 THU (b00szzmx)

Afternoon Reading 11:00 THU (b00szzmz)

Afternoon Reading 21:00 THU (b00szzmz)

Afternoon Reading 04:00 FRI (b00szzmz)

An Actor's Life for Me 07:00 WED (b00s7t2v)

An Actor's Life for Me 17:30 WED (b00s7t2v)

An Actor's Life for Me 05:30 THU (b00s7t2v)

And Now in Colour 23:30 TUE (b00804kc)

Archive on 4 08:00 SAT (b00sf0tg)

Archive on 4 15:00 SAT (b00sf0tg)

Archive on 4 01:00 SUN (b00sf0tg)

Ayres on the Air 07:00 THU (b00m6f4m)

Ayres on the Air 17:30 THU (b00m6f4m)

Ayres on the Air 05:30 FRI (b00m6f4m)

BBC New Comedy Awards 22:30 FRI (b04h7lbk)

Baldi 13:15 SAT (b007k4t3)

Baldi 03:15 SUN (b007k4t3)

Bangers and Mash 05:30 SAT (b0075h5q)

Bangers and Mash 07:00 FRI (b0075hby)

Bangers and Mash 17:30 FRI (b0075hby)

Ben Moor - Undone 18:30 SAT (b0090vcf)

Ben Moor - Undone 00:30 SUN (b0090vcf)

Bleak Expectations 23:00 TUE (b00vy38l)

Book at Bedtime 00:00 SAT (b00wv8ql)

Book at Bedtime 00:45 SAT (b00pk751)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 MON (b00wr6tn)

Book at Bedtime 00:00 TUE (b00wr6tn)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 TUE (b00wr8q5)

Book at Bedtime 00:00 WED (b00wr8q5)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 WED (b00wr9qv)

Book at Bedtime 00:00 THU (b00wr9qv)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 THU (b00wr9w3)

Book at Bedtime 00:00 FRI (b00wr9w3)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 FRI (b00x57pb)

Book of the Week 14:45 MON (b01qw8dd)

Book of the Week 00:45 TUE (b01qw8dd)

Book of the Week 14:45 TUE (b01qzctg)

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Book of the Week 14:45 WED (b01qzctj)

Book of the Week 00:45 THU (b01qzctj)

Book of the Week 14:45 THU (b01qzctl)

Book of the Week 00:45 FRI (b01qzctl)

Book of the Week 14:45 FRI (b01qzctq)

Bookclub 18:30 THU (b0075r2v)

Bookclub 01:30 FRI (b0075r2v)

Chain Reaction 17:30 SAT (b01390bf)

Chain Reaction 05:30 SUN (b01390bf)

Chain Reaction 07:30 FRI (b013gfnh)

Chain Reaction 22:00 FRI (b013gfnh)

Charles Chilton - Space Force 18:00 SAT (b007jmf6)

Charles Chilton - Space Force 00:00 SUN (b007jmf6)

Children's Hour: Once Upon a Time 09:00 SUN (b00qpjph)

Children's Hour: Once Upon a Time 17:00 SUN (b00qpjph)

Children's Hour: Once Upon a Time 05:00 MON (b00qpjph)

Classic Serial 03:00 SAT (b01n606d)

Clean Up 06:00 THU (b04hgv4d)

Clean Up 13:00 THU (b04hgv4d)

Clean Up 20:00 THU (b04hgv4d)

Coming Alive 09:30 TUE (b00hhjfg)

Craven Omnibus 12:00 SAT (b04hbrnx)

Craven Omnibus 02:00 SUN (b04hbrnx)

Dave Against the Machine 22:30 TUE (b011jw8g)

David Wade - Power of Attorney 10:00 THU (b007w3c3)

David Wade - Power of Attorney 15:00 THU (b007w3c3)

David Wade - Power of Attorney 03:00 FRI (b007w3c3)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:00 SUN (b04hbxzv)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:00 SUN (b04hbxzv)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 01:00 MON (b04hbxzv)

Detective Sergeant Nick Mohammed 22:00 SAT (b0184s3k)

Dilemma 09:00 WED (b0183rb5)

Dilemma 18:00 WED (b0183rb5)

Dilemma 01:00 THU (b0183rb5)

Doctor Who 18:00 SUN (b01pr91q)

Doctor Who 00:00 MON (b01pr91q)

Doctor in the House 08:30 TUE (b007k4s5)

Doctor in the House 12:30 TUE (b007k4s5)

Doctor in the House 19:30 TUE (b007k4s5)

Drama 04:15 SAT (b00pd18h)

Drama 11:15 TUE (b00wdhq1)

Drama 21:15 TUE (b00wdhq1)

Drama 04:15 WED (b00wdhq1)

Drama 11:15 WED (b017x5zh)

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Drama 04:15 THU (b017x5zh)

Drama 11:15 THU (b011jvyz)

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Drama 11:15 FRI (b00mx8rh)

Drama 21:15 FRI (b00mx8rh)

Elvenquest 22:30 WED (b016vn8f)

Garrison Keillor's Radio Show 11:00 SUN (b017pnfb)

Garrison Keillor's Radio Show 19:00 SUN (b017pnfb)

Goodness Gracious Me 23:30 FRI (b01p98gy)

Guy Meredith - Mad, Bad 06:00 FRI (b007jvvk)

Guy Meredith - Mad, Bad 13:00 FRI (b007jvvk)

Guy Meredith - Mad, Bad 20:00 FRI (b007jvvk)

Hats Off 17:00 WED (b00nhw1x)

Hats Off 05:00 THU (b00nhw1x)

I Did It My Way 09:00 SAT (b0092lb4)

I Did It My Way 19:00 SAT (b0092lb4)

I Think I've Got a Problem 22:30 SUN (b00cfzrq)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 08:30 WED (b00qhq9b)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 12:30 WED (b00qhq9b)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 19:30 WED (b00qhq9b)

ITMA - It's That Man Again 08:00 SUN (b007k310)

ITMA - It's That Man Again 15:00 SUN (b007k310)

ITMA - It's That Man Again 20:00 SUN (b007k310)

ITMA - It's That Man Again 02:00 MON (b007k310)

Inside Intuition 02:30 SAT (b007w2w3)

Inside the Bermuda Triangle: The Mysteries Solved 00:15 SAT (b00mkx4s)

Inside the Bermuda Triangle: The Mysteries Solved 14:15 MON (b00mq5x8)

Inside the Bermuda Triangle: The Mysteries Solved 00:15 TUE (b00mq5x8)

Inside the Bermuda Triangle: The Mysteries Solved 14:15 TUE (b00mq5t8)

Inside the Bermuda Triangle: The Mysteries Solved 00:15 WED (b00mq5t8)

Inside the Bermuda Triangle: The Mysteries Solved 14:15 WED (b00mq5tb)

Inside the Bermuda Triangle: The Mysteries Solved 00:15 THU (b00mq5tb)

Inside the Bermuda Triangle: The Mysteries Solved 14:15 THU (b00mq5td)

Inside the Bermuda Triangle: The Mysteries Solved 00:15 FRI (b00mq5td)

Inside the Bermuda Triangle: The Mysteries Solved 14:15 FRI (b00mq5tg)

It's Your Round 09:00 MON (b00zm32d)

It's Your Round 18:00 MON (b00zm32d)

It's Your Round 01:00 TUE (b00zm32d)

J Kingston Platt 08:00 MON (b01rtzx7)

J Kingston Platt 12:00 MON (b01rtzx7)

J Kingston Platt 19:00 MON (b01rtzx7)

JB Priestley - Dangerous Corner 06:00 SAT (b04h7ms6)

JB Priestley - Dangerous Corner 16:00 SAT (b04h7ms6)

JB Priestley - Dangerous Corner 04:00 SUN (b04h7ms6)

JB Priestley - I Have Been Here Before 13:30 SUN (b04hbyf4)

JB Priestley - I Have Been Here Before 03:30 MON (b04hbyf4)

John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme 07:30 THU (b01m171v)

John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme 22:00 THU (b01m171v)

Jon Ronson On 23:30 SUN (b007ntj1)

Just a Minute 07:30 MON (b04g8404)

Just a Minute 22:00 MON (b04g8404)

Les Kelly's Britain 22:30 SAT (b016x3h7)

Life, Death and Sex with Mike and Sue 07:00 MON (b0075nzw)

Life, Death and Sex with Mike and Sue 17:30 MON (b0075nzw)

Life, Death and Sex with Mike and Sue 05:30 TUE (b0075nzw)

Like They've Never Been Gone 17:00 MON (b00b41fs)

Like They've Never Been Gone 05:00 TUE (b00b41fs)

Loose Ends 11:15 MON (b04gnhnn)

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Marcy Kahan - A Bullet at Balmain's 10:00 TUE (b00t5jmj)

Marcy Kahan - A Bullet at Balmain's 15:00 TUE (b00t5jmj)

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Marcy Kahan - Blithe Spy 10:00 WED (b00tcsps)

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Meet David Sedaris 07:30 TUE (b03npb2y)

Meet David Sedaris 22:00 TUE (b03npb2y)

Mel's Mix: The Best of The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 SUN (b04hbyxd)

Mr and Mrs Smith 09:30 MON (b01b9kdj)

Mr and Mrs Smith 22:30 MON (b01b9kdj)

Musical Legends 18:30 TUE (b01f52g8)

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No Commitments 17:00 THU (b007jmvz)

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Off the Page 18:30 WED (b00769ym)

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Owen Holder - Alice's Friend 10:00 FRI (b04hkk1m)

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Painted for Posterity 07:15 SUN (b00766bd)

Painted for Posterity 13:15 SUN (b00766bd)

Parsley Sidings 08:00 THU (b007k122)

Parsley Sidings 12:00 THU (b007k122)

Paul Temple 02:00 SAT (b007jqqt)

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Paul Temple 13:00 MON (b007jqrt)

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Paul Temple 06:00 WED (b007vh36)

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Peter Bradshaw - For One Horrible Moment 23:15 THU (b0084ss4)

Phil Hammond's Bad Golf Day 07:30 SAT (b00t1tkm)

Pioneers 01:30 SAT (b00xh8hq)

Pioneers 18:30 FRI (b00xngf6)

Pleased to Meet You 23:30 THU (b0124y89)

Quote... Unquote 18:00 TUE (b007jphn)

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Radio 9 22:30 THU (b04hkfq5)

Richard Herring's Objective 23:30 SAT (b017mt04)

Saturday Drama 10:00 MON (b00p7g8q)

Saturday Drama 15:00 MON (b00p7g8q)

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Simon's Bug 09:30 WED (b04hgsms)

Stop Messing About! 08:30 SUN (b007jx1g)

Stop Messing About! 15:30 SUN (b007jx1g)

Stop Messing About! 20:30 SUN (b007jx1g)

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Take It From Here 08:30 THU (b01c6fkb)

Take It From Here 12:30 THU (b01c6fkb)

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The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 MON (b04hcvtb)

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The 99p Challenge 01:00 SAT (b00njx8l)

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The 99p Challenge 18:00 FRI (b00nnpzc)

The Big Booth 23:30 WED (b007k25t)

The Burkiss Way 08:00 WED (b007jttb)

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The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 SAT (b04jthlr)

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The Consultants 23:30 MON (b0076prd)

The Diary of Samuel Pepys Omnibus 06:00 SUN (b01l1c0z)

The Diary of Samuel Pepys Omnibus 12:00 SUN (b01l1c0z)

The Doctor and Douglas 14:30 SAT (b00rp3dw)

The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show 08:00 FRI (b007r4yr)

The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show 12:00 FRI (b007r4yr)

The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show 19:00 FRI (b007r4yr)

The Fall of the Mausoleum Club 07:00 TUE (b007k3yd)

The Fall of the Mausoleum Club 17:30 TUE (b007k3yd)

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The Gobetweenies 07:30 SUN (b01130pl)

The Gobetweenies 22:00 SUN (b01130pl)

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The Goon Show 08:00 TUE (b00d4182)

The Goon Show 12:00 TUE (b00d4182)

The Goon Show 19:00 TUE (b00d4182)

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Future 06:30 MON (b0075ybt)

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Future 13:30 MON (b0075ybt)

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Future 20:30 MON (b0075ybt)

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The In Crowd 23:00 SUN (b00shkc5)

The Internet: The Last 20th-Century Battleground 06:30 FRI (b04hkj0y)

The Internet: The Last 20th-Century Battleground 13:30 FRI (b04hkj0y)

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The Mark Steel Solution 23:00 SAT (b007k28b)

The Meaning of Liff at 30 14:00 SAT (b01qjjgw)

The Men from the Ministry 08:30 FRI (b00xn6sw)

The Men from the Ministry 12:30 FRI (b00xn6sw)

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The Museum of Everything 23:00 WED (b00gknj8)

The Navy Lark 08:30 MON (b00v3vry)

The Navy Lark 12:30 MON (b00v3vry)

The Navy Lark 19:30 MON (b00v3vry)

The News at Bedtime 23:00 THU (b00pftgj)

The Now Show 23:00 MON (b04gch03)

The Now Show 09:00 TUE (b04gch03)

The Small World of Dominic Holland 09:30 THU (b007wpz1)

Tom Wrigglesworth: Utterly at Odds with the Universe 07:30 WED (b04g8rhd)

Tom Wrigglesworth: Utterly at Odds with the Universe 22:00 WED (b04g8rhd)

Too Much Information 09:00 THU (b00nk4wt)

Too Much Information 18:00 THU (b00nk4wt)

Too Much Information 01:00 FRI (b00nk4wt)

Trevor's World of Sport 09:30 FRI (b00n5vsn)

Up the Garden Path 17:00 TUE (b008hq47)

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Winifred Holtby - Why Herbert Killed His Mother 11:00 FRI (b018sr28)

Winifred Holtby - Why Herbert Killed His Mother 21:00 FRI (b018sr28)