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SATURDAY 04 OCTOBER 2014

SAT 00:00 BBC National Short Story Award (b04hywtg)
BBC National Short Story Award 2014

Kilifi Creek

Lionel Shriver's winning story for this prestigious award for a single short story is about a naïve, young woman who makes her first trip abroad and finds herself in peril. Nancy Crane is the reader.

Abridged and produced by Elizabeth Allard.


SAT 00:30 15 Minute Drama (b037v8vv)
The Diary of Samuel Pepys

Episode 5

1667. Now that peace has been declared with the Dutch, Sam goes to the country, with his wife and father, and Will to dig up his gold at the dead of night. Unfortunately, they can't quite remember where they put it. There's a threat of an enquiry into the recent skirmish with the Dutch and Sam fears that the blame will land at his door. The year ends with mince pies and harmony in the Pepys household.

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.


SAT 00:45 Christopher Bigsby - Arthur Miller (b01byckp)
Episode 5

With a crumbling marriage, Miller writes Marilyn Monroe a screenplay. Henry Goodman concludes Christopher Bigsby's biography.


SAT 01:00 The 99p Challenge (b00ntnb7)
Series 2

Episode 5

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

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 (b013n554)
Series 2

James Goodfellow

Pioneer, James Goodfellow tells Clare English about his invention of the cash machine and the global impact it had on the banking industry.

James also patented the Personal Identification Number (PIN) technology which is still fundamentally the basis for modern day cash withdrawals.

Producer: Philip Sime

First broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland in 2011.


SAT 02:00 Raffles (b01p3hkh)
Series 1

5. Wilful Murder

Bunny is horrified when gentleman thief Raffles calmly declares he wants to try a different crime - by planning to commit a murder.

EW Hornung's early Raffles stories dramatised by David Buck.

Starring Jeremy Clyde and Michael Cochrane.

AJ Raffles ...... Jeremy Clyde
Bunny ...... Michael Cochrane
Crawshay ...... Ron Pember
Sergeant/Waiter ...... John Church
Inspector MacKenzie ...... Henry Stamper

Signature tune composed by Jim Parker.

Director: Gordon House

A BBC Radio 4/ BBC World Service production first broadcast in November 1985.


SAT 02:30 The Poetry of History (b0076y0h)
Series 1

TS Eliot and the Blitz

Jonathan Bate investigates how the Blitz motivated TS Eliot's Four Quartets. How does history influence poetry? From April 2006.


SAT 03:00 Classic Serial (b00t384l)
Hermann Hesse - The Glass Bead Game

Episode 2

Dramatisation of Hermann Hesse's classic novel set in a futuristic, utopian society.
Starring Derek Jacobi.

Joseph Knecht is a rising star in the Castalian Order, a band of elite intellectuals who live a closeted life of study and Glass Bead Game playing. But Joseph's elevation to one of the highest and most respected ranks of the Order coincides with a crisis of conscience, as his ever deepening doubts about this idealistic and sanitised society threaten to topple its very foundations.

As Magister Ludi, Joseph Knecht begins to plan for the forthcoming Glass Bead Game. As excitement mounts, Joseph's doubts about the Castalian way of life are compounded by his newly acquired position.

Biographer...Derek Jacobi
Joseph Knecht...Tom Ferguson
Fritz...Toby Hadoke
Music Master...Malcolm Raeburn
Plinio...David Seddon
Helena...Olwen May
Tito...Oliver Gomm

Dramatised by Lavinia Greenlaw
Producer: Charlotte Riches
Director: Susan Roberts.


SAT 04:00 Afternoon Reading: The Time Being (b00pmcqg)
Series 4

Smell My Fleece

Series of original stories by unpublished writers.

With four fewer teeth and a mouth stuffed with cotton wool, Debra isn't having the easiest of days. And then she meets Dale. A curious tale of dentistry, stalking and poetry.

By Anna Towers, read by Claire Foy.

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.


SAT 04:15 Drama (b0076x8q)
Longus - Daphnis and Chloe

The ancient story of two young lovers, beset by pirates but aided by the power of love. Adapted by Hattie Naylor, stars Lyndsey Marshal and Ben McKay.


SAT 05:00 King Street Junior Revisited (b00jnlsk)
Series 3

Half-Term Blues

Half-term is a time for King Street’s teachers to catch their breath within a busy Autumn term. If only...

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

Stars Carolyn Pickles as Mrs Devon, Marlene Sidaway as Miss Lewis, Michael Cochrane as Mr Maxwell, Paul Copley as Mr Long, Teresa Gallagher as Miss Featherstone, Jacqueline Beatty as Miss Reid, Janice Acquah as Mrs Khan, Pax Baldwin as Rajesh, Daryl Moore as Wayne, Ruby Williams as Kirsten and Jessica Hill as Dawn.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2004.


SAT 05:30 Do Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me (b0076h7l)
Series 1

Let's Face the Music

Will musicians Roy and George live up to the billing at their comeback gig? Stars Ram Jam Holder. From October 2003.


SAT 06:00 Franz Kafka - The Trial (b04k6p4c)
Joseph K. is an unexceptional man. He lives a quiet life and works in a bank. But one ordinary morning he is woken by two men and finds himself under arrest. What is his crime? From that moment on, Joseph K. enters a strange, bewildering world of nightmare. Mike Gwilym stars as Joseph K. with Miriam Margolyes as Leni, a nurse who becomes his lover.

Dramatised for radio by the award-winning writer and dramatist Hanif Kureishi.

The story of The Trial epitomises something that is 'Kafkaesque', a world of little hope, much despair and small men pitted against the power of a state. Written in German, Kafka always called the book Der Process, but it was changed to The Trial in translation. It was written in 1914 but not published until a year after his death in 1925. Kafka used his own exhausting experiences of a legal case to inform the novel.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1982.


SAT 07:30 Yes Yes Yes (b007kvvg)
Series 2

When Grey Turned to Gold

John Rawling recalls the tale of champion racehorse Desert Orchid competing for the Cheltenham Gold Cup of 1989. From January 2001.


SAT 07:55 Inheritance Tracks (b010gj9c)
Andrea Levy

Author Andrea Levy inherits 'Magic Moments' by Perry Como and passes on 'London Is the Place for Me' by Lord Kitchener.


SAT 08:00 Archive on 4 (b01p2vtz)
Great Spy Books: Fact or Fiction?

Peter Hennessy, the leading expert on state secrecy, asks how close the great British spy novels come to reality and explores what they reveal about intelligence and security. By drawing on official papers and what were once top secret intelligence documents, and by interviewing former diplomats and former officers in MI5 and MI6, he compares and contrasts fiction with real espionage.

Much of the appeal lies in their apparent authenticity. But how much do James Bond or George Smiley resemble real spies? And is fact sometimes stranger than fiction?

Peter Hennessy shows that spy books in the early 1900s made a big impact, influencing Britain's first secret service bureau, the forerunner of MI5 and MI6. He traces the development of spy fiction from its early days to the more nuanced spy stories of Somerset Maugham in 'Ashenden' and of Eric Ambler's 1930s' novels. Their more subtle approach is echoed by Graham Greene and John le Carre, whereas Ian Fleming's hero, James Bond, is part spy, part assassin. Cold War novels reflect the deep fear of nuclear war and of betrayal by double-agents ('moles'), but can modern spy fiction achieve the same degree of intrigue and suspense?

Producer: Rob Shepherd.


SAT 09:00 Shakespeare: Thereby Hangs A Tale (b01ghgjn)
A Celebration of the Swan of Avon presented by actor and broadcaster Simon Russell Beale CBE.

A collection of programmes from the BBC archives inspired by and about the glover's son from Stratford. In true Shakespearian style, there will be comedy, tragedy and history:

* Great Lives – William Shakespeare (BBC Radio 4, 2011)
Matthew Parris, TV producer and novelist Daisy Goodwin and Shakespeare director Dominic Dromgoole discuss what we know, and don't know, about Will's life.

* Macbeth or Unlucky For Some (BBC Radio 4, 1979)
John Wells stars in a mini-Macbeth from the Edinburgh Festival of 1979.

* Lenny and Will (BBC Radio 4, 2006)
Comic-turned-Shakespearian Lenny Henry goes in search of the Bard in a programme which indirectly led to him playing Othello. With Dame Judi Dench and Sir Peter Hall.

* Mrs Shakespeare (BBC Radio 4, 1998)
Radio dramatisation of Robert Nye's raunchy novel inspired by Shakespeare's will: "Item: I gyve unto my wief my second best bed with the furniture." Stars Maggie Steed and Kenneth Cranham as William and Anne.

* Shakespeare Stories – Romeo & Juliet (BBC Radio 4, 2005)
Professor Carol Rutter explores Shakespeare's use of literary sources for his plots.

* Hark! (clip) (BBC Radio 3, 2008) attempts to uncover the sounds of Shakespeare's London.

* Desmond Olivier Dingle's Compleat Life and Works of William Shakespeare (BBC Radio 4, 1995)
Comedy featuring the National Theatre of Brent, which brings its 'unique' vision to Julius Caesar, with a little help from guest stars Juliet Stevenson and Harriet Walter.

There's also readings of Shakespeare's sonnets, enhanced with music and effects, featuring Sir Ian McKellen.

Producer: Nick St. George.

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra and first broadcast in April 2012.


SAT 12:00 The Pillow Book (b04k6p4f)
Series 7 Omnibus

Robert Forrest's thriller set in 10th-century Japan. In a labyrinth of caves, the Emperor and Yukinari find themselves at the mercy of wolves.


SAT 13:15 Dickens Confidential (b01msgzw)
Series 2

The Man Who Robbed the Bank of England

Mourning his reporter, Charles Dickens discovers an unexpected ally also wants justice in a cunning plot. Stars Dan Stevens.


SAT 14:00 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00qt2hk)
Series 2

Episode 6

Young inventors, 1930s vintage musical 'Adam and Eve' and Private Eye Mike Spanner is on the case...

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 Les Lilley, Chic Jacob, Graeme Garden, Johnnie Mortimer & Brian Cooke and Bill Oddie.

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 Jean Hart with music by Dave Lee.

Producer: Humphrey Barclay

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in November 1965.


SAT 14:30 Doctor in the House (b007m680)
Women and Wine

Medic Simon Sparrow's efforts to get a date for the hospital ball turn to chaos.

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, Norma Ronald as Matron/Vera and Joan Young as Lady Spratt.

Producer: David Hatch

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1968.


SAT 15:00 Archive on 4 (b01p2vtz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SAT 16:00 Franz Kafka - The Trial (b04k6p4c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! (b00wlf1c)
Series 6

Citizens' Advice

Count Arthur Strong - one-time Variety Star and now sole proprietor and owner of Doncaster's Academy of Performance - is a show-business legend, raconteur and lecturer extraordinaire. In each episode of this sixth series we hear, as ever, a confused, muddled and often challenging day-in-the-life of Count Arthur - with his mixed-up delivery of words and forthright self-delusion.

When Arthur attempts to return an item of clothing to a local shop, things don't quite go to plan - leading him to take some 'legal' advice at the Citizen's Advice Bureau. With an ever-increasing list of complaints, plus the possibility of having to acquire a puppy (or puppies) to boot, Arthur's day doesn't go quite as he'd hoped.

The occasion does give him a chance to take a trip down memory lane however, re-living an acting moment in a legal TV drama - which of course enables Arthur to give some sound advice of his own!

Cast:
Count Arthur Strong ..... Steve Delaney
Announcer, Shop Worker, Mr Smith & Wilf ..... Alastair Kerr
Geoffrey, Jack, Person and Advisor ..... Dave Mounfield
Sally, Brillo and Receptionist ..... Mel Giedroyc

Producers: Richard Daws, Mark Radcliffe and John Leonard
A Komedia Entertainment Production for BBC Radio 4.


SAT 18:00 Franz Kafka - Metamorphosis (b007jwnt)
Episode 1

Gregor Samsa wakes one day to find himself hideously transformed into a monstrous insect. His family react with horror at his bizarre transformation but this slowly turns to revulsion - and then monstrous indifference - as he is left to quietly waste away in his bedroom.

First published in 1912, Benedict Cumberbatch reads Franz Kafka's classic novel in four parts.

Franz Kafka (1883-1924) ranks among the 20th century's most acclaimed writers. He is often cited as the author whose works best evoke the concerns and preoccupations of modern life. The world in his stories is portrayed as one in which the fantastic is entirely normal, the irrational is rational, and the unreasonable seems reasonable. As Ernst Pawel wrote in his biography of the writer, "Kafka articulates the anguish of being human."

Kafka, although Czech and living in Prague, which was then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, spoke fluent German and Czech and actually wrote in German and thought it his mother tongue. The tensions between those who spoke German and those who spoke Czech were a direct reflection of the rise of nationalism and the quest for national identity.

Metamorphosis was translated by Richard Stokes. Abridged and produced by Gemma Jenkins.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra in 2006.


SAT 18:30 William Gibson - Burning Chrome (b007jqrf)
Episode 1

Two cyberpunks go for their big score by hacking a vicious criminal. Adam Sims reads the novel that coined the term 'cyberspace'. Read by Adam Sims.

When not jacking into the matrix to hack corporate mainframes for shady clients, Bobby Quine and Automatic Jack are hanging out in the Gentleman Loser trying to figure out a way of pulling off that one big score that will make them rich. But industrial espionage is a dangerous business, especially when they decide to rip off Chrome, the most ruthless figure in the local mob subsidiary.

Described as the father of cyberpunk fiction, William Gibson's 1982 story still influences modern sci-fi.

Producer: Eugene Murphy

Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in 2003.


SAT 19:00 Shakespeare: Thereby Hangs A Tale (b01ghgjn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 Detective Sergeant Nick Mohammed (b018xtw1)
Series 1

Episode 4

Uh oh, not another bank Heist... Kerching! Join Nick and co. as they attempt to solve something akin to that bit at the start of The Dark Knight.

Written and performed by Nick Mohammed, with Anna Crilly & Colin Hoult.

Produced by Victoria Lloyd.


SAT 22:30 Les Kelly's Britain (b017mws9)
Episode 4

Les Kelly (Kevin Bishop) 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 normal or decent, this is not the show for you,' says Les.

This week Les talks to Britain's only male nun, a man who only speaks using sound fx and answers the question: what is the world coming to?

Written by Bill Dare with Julian Dutton.


SAT 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b04jv5m3)
For two hours, six nights a week, the Comedy Club offers the best comedy around. Simon Munnery chats to Josie Long.


SAT 23:00 Tina C Goes Down Under: The Aborogynal Monologues (b00dshmq)
Alice Springs

Country music icon and 2008 presidential hopeful Tina C looks at the Australian obsession with country music and the relationship with the indigenous owners of the land. Tina visits the little people of this vast continent which is damn big and kinda empty.

Written and performed by Christopher Green
Additional voices by Julia Morris

Music production by Duncan Walsh Atkins.
Director Claire Grove.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2008.


SAT 23:15 What to Do If You're Not Like Everybody Else (b014610b)
Series 2

Special Occasions

Andrew Lawrence explores the peculiar ways in which we choose to celebrate special occasions like weddings, birthdays, anniveraries, and religious holidays.

Series two of short comedic monologues taking a light-hearted look at various aspects of conventional living and the pressure we feel to conform to social norms and ideals.

Written by Andrew Lawrence.

Producer: Jane Berthoud

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2011


SAT 23:30 Ida Barr: Artificial Hip Hop (b00v72r5)
Diversity

Ida Barr is a music hall singer who has embraced hip hop and rap, reflecting the cultural diversity of London's East End, where she has been living in retirement for several decades.

With her genuine love of talking to people, Ida sets out investigate a new topic in each episode, creating a unique brand of music hall, hip-hop fusion with beat boxer Shlomo.

Ida’s subject this time is "Diversity".

Written by and starring Christopher Green as Ida Barr.

Producer: Claire Grove

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2010.


SAT 23:45 iGod (b00wwc1r)
Robot

iGOD is a highly original and funny new late-night comedy series for Radio 4. It stars Simon Day (The Fast Show) and David Soul (Starsky & Hutch) and is written by one of the head writers of the BAFTA award-winning The Thick Of It, Sean Gray and produced by Simon Nicholls (Ed Reardon's Week / News At Bedtime).

We all worry about the end of the world, as economists and environmentalists speak in apocalyptic terms everyday. iGOD says that trying to predict the end of the world is as pointless as moisturising an elephant's elbow.

In each episode, an unnamed, all-seeing narrator (David Soul - Starsky and Hutch) shows us that it is stupid to be worrying, as he looks back at some of the most entertaining apocalypses on parallel Earths. Each week our case study is a normal bloke called Ian (Simon Day) who manages to accidentally initiate the apocalypse of a different parallel world through a seemingly harmless single act (telling a lie, being lazy, cooking some lambshanks). A succession of comic vignettes ensue that escalate to the end of a parallel world.

With a full-range of sound effects and wonderfully funny and surreal twists, iGOD will be a true aural extravaganza.

Writer: Sean Gray

Producer: Simon Nicholls

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2010.



SUNDAY 05 OCTOBER 2014

SUN 00:00 Franz Kafka - Metamorphosis (b007jwnt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 00:30 William Gibson - Burning Chrome (b007jqrf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 Archive on 4 (b01p2vtz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:00 The Pillow Book (b04k6p4f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 on Saturday]


SUN 03:15 Dickens Confidential (b01msgzw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:15 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 Franz Kafka - The Trial (b04k6p4c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! (b00wlf1c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 The Diary of Samuel Pepys Omnibus (b03853pt)
1667

On New Year's Day 1667, Samuel Pepys awakes to find the Thames covered in ice, while some parts of London still smoulder from last year's Great Fire. Stars Kris Marshall.


SUN 07:15 Student Bibles (b0075nsy)
The History of Western Music

Philippa Budgen tackles the academic favourite of music students. The author DJ Grout ultimately regretted the book's success and the manner in which students used it.


SUN 07:30 Polyoaks (b011ppph)
Series 1

Episode 2

Nigel Planer, Celia Imrie, David Westhead, Phil Cornwell and Tony Gardner star in a timely satire on the NHS set in the bewildering new world of Coalition healthcare. This new sitcom is written by Private Eye's medical columnist, broadcaster, comedian and practising GP Dr. Phil Hammond and David Spicer ('Double Income, No Kids Yet' and 'Three Off the Tee'.)

As responsibility for the Health Service is stripped from managers and handed to doctors, brothers-in-medicine Roy & Hugh Thornton are struggling to work out what to do with all this sudden money and power. If they can diagnose acute appendicitis surely they can manage an £80 billion health budget. Can't they?

But a useless Celebrity TV Doctor, an overly-aggressive South African Nurse and a sinister GP Consortium Chairman don't make their lot any easier.

In this second episode TV's Dr. Jeremy and the two Dr. Thornton brothers have been persuaded by their Consortium to buy the Polyoaks Walk-In centre and set up a polyclinic. It's now their Practice Manager Betty's unenviable task to show them how manage the money. Well they couldn't do it on their own, could they? Hugh's too busy playing squash with local politicians and Roy has started filming consultations. And if, God forbid, any of their patients is seriously ill, will anybody notice?

Cast:
Dr Roy Thornton: Nigel Planer
Dr Hugh Thornton: Tony Gardner
TV's Dr Jeremy: David Westhead
Betty Crossfield: Celia Imrie
Vera Du Plessis: Carla Mendonca
Mr Devlin/Patient: Phil Cornwell
Mr Stafford: David Holt
Nanny/Mrs Grafton: Kate O'Sullivan
Oliver: Hugo Docking

Written By Phil Hammond and David Spicer

Producer/Director: Frank Stirling
An Unique production for BBC Radio 4.


SUN 08:00 Floggit's (b007jxmk)
From 24/08/1956

Chaos strikes village shopkeepers Gert and Daisy over a troublesome tree.

Stars Elsie and Doris Waters as Gert and Daisy.

With Joan Sims, Anthony Newley, Ronnie Barker, Hugh Paddick and Iris Vandaleur.

Originally popular regulars in 'Workers' Playtime' on the BBC Home Service during wartime, Gert and Daisy won their own series, Floggit's, where they've inherited a village general store in Russett Green. with a ragbag of local characters to deal with. It ran for 2 series between 1956 and 1957.

Scripted by Terry Nation, John Junkin and Dave Freeman.

Producer: Alastair Scott -Johnston

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in August 1956.


SUN 08:30 Stop Messing About! (b007jx4b)
Series 1

Episode 7

Kenneth Williams tells all in his new book, plus spicy goings on in Mexico.

With 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 May 1969.


SUN 09:00 Roald Dahl (b013m0tq)
The Witches

Episode 2

After being turned into a mouse, a young boy vows to give the witches a taste of their own medicine. Starring Margaret Tyzack.


SUN 10:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b04k6vsz)
Nobel Prize Winners

Martin Evans

From Edith Piaf to Rachmaninov. Nobel-winning scientist Martin Evans shares his castaway choices with Kirsty Young. From February 2008.


SUN 10:45 HE Bates - Three Country Stories (b007jv2t)
Series 1

Chaff in the Wind

A lost man needing directions has a chance encounter in a cold, windswept field. Read by David Neal.


SUN 11:00 Garrison Keillor's Radio Show (b019cbck)
Series 7

Episode 13

Sara Watkins sits in for Garrison Keillor with American musical storyteller Tom Brosseau, plus Guy Noir and deep winter news from Lake Wobegon. From 2011.


SUN 12:00 The Diary of Samuel Pepys Omnibus (b03853pt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SUN 13:15 Student Bibles (b0075nsy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today]


SUN 13:30 Ellen Dryden - The Westward Journey (b007jzmq)
"We are now beyond the Missouri River. We have left the States behind. Ahead of us lie the great uncivilised plains."

On the wagon trains of the perilous migration across America to Oregon and California, the strength of women was tested against the ambition and pride of their men.

Ellen Dryden's period drama stars Carolyn Jones as Martha, Tracy-Ann Oberman as Lucy, Marcia Warren as Hannah, , Bradley Lavelle as Thomas, Nathan Osgood as George, David Bannerman as Robert McKail, Mia Soteriou as Elizabeth Swain, Alison Pettitt as Rebecca, David Brooks as Francis, Mac McDonald as Jonah, Liz Ross as Woman and Alan Marriott as Charles Putnam.

Music by Mia Soteriou.

Director: Ned Chaillet

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1997.


SUN 15:00 Floggit's (b007jxmk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 15:30 Stop Messing About! (b007jx4b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 16:00 Mel's Mix: The Best of The 4 O'Clock Show (b04k6vt3)
Mel Giedroyc picks her highlights from the past week on the 4 O'Clock Show.


SUN 17:00 Roald Dahl (b013m0tq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SUN 18:00 Doctor Who (b01pvbt2)
The Resurrection of Mars

There's a tough battle for the Time Lord as the Ice Warriors head homewards, and someone threatens the Web of Time. Eighth Doctor adventure stars Paul McGann and Graeme Garden.


SUN 19:00 Garrison Keillor's Radio Show (b019cbck)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 20:00 Floggit's (b007jxmk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 20:30 Stop Messing About! (b007jx4b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b04k6vsz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


SUN 21:45 HE Bates - Three Country Stories (b007jv2t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today]


SUN 22:00 Polyoaks (b011ppph)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 22:30 Shedtown (b011jvhf)
Series 1

Something's Gonna Change

Who hasn't thought about running away from it all at some time or other? Throwing caution to the wind, wrenching oneself out of a long established orbit to head for the deep space of the unknown?

Barry (Tony Pitts) and Jimmy (Kevin Eldon) haven't. Until now. Friends since school days in a small town, they find themselves slipping inexorably and almost unconsciously into middle age.

Shedtown is a dream born out of quiet desperation. Throughout the series our wooden icon of escape and isolation 'the shed' becomes a symbol of possibility and change; a new community by the sea where our heroes can circumnavigate the mundane, once and for all.

It's the works day out for the workers of Blakeley Industrial Museum - and something's got to change.

Cast:
Barry ...... Tony Pitts
Jimmy & Johnny ..... Kevin Eldon
Colin ..... Johnny Vegas
Diane ..... Suranne Jones
Dave ..... Shaun Dooley
Eleanor ..... Ronni Ancona
Maureen ..... Emma Fryer
William ..... Adrian Manfredi
Nicky ..... Caron May Carly
Yvonne ..... Jessica Knappett
Father Michael ..... James Quinn
Wes ...... Warren Brown

Narrator ..... Maxine Peake
Music ..... Paul Heaton

Written and created by Tony Pitts
Directed by Jim Poyser

Producer: Sally Harrison
A Woolyback Production for BBC Radio 4.


SUN 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b04k6wf4)
For two hours, six nights a week, the Comedy Club offers the best comedy around. Simon Munnery chats to Josie Long.


SUN 23:00 Newsjack (b04jv17l)
Series 11

Episode 2

Made for 4 Extra. The week's stories cobbled together in a scrapbook sketch show. Uninformed, up to the minute, down to the dregs. Presented by Romesh Ranganathan.


SUN 23:30 The Wilson Dixon Line (b00kdnj9)
Words of Wisdom

Cowboy philosopher Wilson Dixon shares his viewpoints on life, love and relationships through songs and anecdotes.

Introduced by Johnnie Walker. Wilson’s affectionate tribute to the philosophy of country music begins with his observations of society and the differences between the UK and Cripple Creek.

Saddled up with sidekick Snake Wizzelteats, his observations on everyday life draw the audience into world full of larger than life characters and situations.

Wilson Dixon is the creation of Jesse Griffin; an award winning comedian, actor and founding member of the acclaimed comedy trio The 4 Noels. Since his creation, Wilson Dixon has performed extensively around Australia and New Zealand as well as the UK comedy circuit.
Sidekick Snake Wizzelteats is performed by Jesse Budd.

Written and performed by Jesse Griffin.

Recorded with an audience at BBC Maida Vale, London.

Producer: Lianne Coop

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in May 2009.



MONDAY 06 OCTOBER 2014

MON 00:00 Doctor Who (b01pvbt2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b04k6vsz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


MON 01:45 HE Bates - Three Country Stories (b007jv2t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]


MON 02:00 Floggit's (b007jxmk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:30 Stop Messing About! (b007jx4b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 on Sunday]


MON 03:00 Polyoaks (b011ppph)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Sunday]


MON 03:30 Ellen Dryden - The Westward Journey (b007jzmq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:30 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Roald Dahl (b013m0tq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 Raffles (b01p3mq2)
Series 1

6. The Chest of Silver

With Inspector MacKenzie's suspicions about Raffles' professional life growing, AJ decides it's time to visit Scotland.

But Bunny is not to go with him: he has the responsibility of guarding Raffles' illegally-acquired silver plate.

Starring Jeremy Clyde and Michael Cochrane.

EW Hornung's early Raffles stories dramatised by David Buck.

Inspector MacKenzie ...... Henry Stamper
Man at Turkish Baths ...... David Garth
Man at Turkish Baths ...... Garard Green
Man at Bank ...... Richard Durden
Man at Bank ...... Robin Summers
Clerk ...... Brian Smith
Porter ...... Adrian Egan
Cabman ...... Gordon Reid
Flunkey ...... David Learner

Signature tune composed by Jim Parker.

Directed by Gordon House

A BBC Radio 4/ BBC World Service production first broadcast in 1985.


MON 06:30 Sunflowers (b0076ddv)
Tim Marlow investigates how Van Gogh's passion for sunflowers featured in his final fraught year. With Anthony Sher. From March 2008.


MON 07:00 Elephants to Catch Eels (b00v2pbf)
Series 2

Awards

18th-century smuggler Tamsyn Trelawny wants to win the coveted Smuggling Personality of the Year award at the annual Jethro awards.

It's 1793 and in the small Cornish village of Drumlin Bay, heroic smuggler Tamsyn Trelawny is still running rings around the customs men, assisted by her drunken father Jago.

Written by Tom Jamieson and Nev Fountain.

Starring Sheridan Smith as Tamsyn Trelawny, John Bowe as Jago Trelawny, Cameron Stewart as Major Thomas Falconer, Andrew McGibbon as Captain Marriot, Martin Hyder as Squire Bascombe, Mark Felgate as Dewey, Mark Perry as Hobbs and India Fisher as Mum.

Producer: Jan Ravens.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2004.


MON 07:30 Just a Minute (b04jjz41)
Series 70

Episode 8

In the last of the current series; Nicholas Parsons challenges Sheila Hancock, Russell Kane, Holly Walsh and Paul Merton to talk for 60 seconds without hesitation, repetition or deviation?

Producer: Katie Tyrrell.


MON 08:00 J Kingston Platt (b01s9hds)
The Scriptwriter's Revenge

The showbiz survivor spins a yarn of overwhelming revenge with a tinge of praise.

The doyen of British showbiz, the insider's insider, J Kingston Platt, returns to the wireless with more startlingly persuasive recollections.

Written and read by Peter Jones.

Producer: Pete Atkin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1993.


MON 08:30 The Navy Lark (b00vhyy9)
Series 1

The Hank of Heather

HMS Troutbridge launches an anti-invasion exercise for the visit of Heather's old flame.

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 Hank, Ronnie Barker as AS Johnson and Tenniel Evans as Uncle Sebastian Pertwee.

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 May 1959.


MON 09:00 Whispers (b007k2zg)
Series 1

Episode 3

“There never was an individual less regretted by his fellow creatures than this deceased King."

Gyles Brandreth reveals who - in the panel show that celebrates gossip rather than discretion - believing valour to be a redundant concept in the face of a good story.

The regular team captains are writer and critic, Anthony Holden and actor and writer, Stella Duffy.

Joining them to test their wits are ex-BBC royal correspondent Jennie Bond and entertainer Geoffrey Durham.

Producer: Elizabeth Freestone

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2003.


MON 09:30 Another Case of Milton Jones (b00fgq3d)
Series 3

Photographer

With no ability whatsoever, can the surreal comedian take the perfect calendar photo? With Tom Goodman-Hill. From November 2008.
Producer David Tyler.


MON 10:00 Anne Bronte - Agnes Grey (b00cm5tg)
A young woman dismays her family by choosing to earn her own living as a governess. Stars Poppy Miller and Robert Whelan.


MON 11:00 Philip Pullman - Grimm Tales (b04kfwv4)
The Riddle

A prince takes it into his head to travel the world with his faithful servant.

The two Grimm brothers published their first volume of stories, Children's and Household Tales, in 1812 although there were some who disputed their suitability for young minds. Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm devoted their lives to collecting these German folk tales. Inspired by the rise of Romanticism and interest in traditional national stories and lore, in the end they collected more than 200.

Philip Pullman reads the first of five of his re-workings of Grimm Tales, written to celebrate the 200th anniversary of their publication.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra in 2012.


MON 11:10 Inheritance Tracks (b04kfx27)
Sadie Frost

Actress Sadie Frost inherits 'Here Comes the Sun' by the Beatles, and passes on 'Kooks' by David Bowie.


MON 11:15 Loose Ends (b04k402y)
David Morrissey, Andy Hamilton, Benjamin Zephaniah, Salena Godden, Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott

Clive's Outnumbered with screenwriter, comedian and director Andy Hamilton, whose new film 'What We Did On Our Holiday' is a hilarious journey through an unforgettable family trip as Doug and Abi (David Tennant and Rosamund Pike) attempt to keep their impending divorce secret from their extended family.

Award-winning actor, director, producer and screenwriter, David Morrissey is best known for his sterling TV performances in The Deal', 'State of Play' and the 'Red Riding' trilogy. David talks to Clive about being both Executive Producer and lead actor in 'The Driver', a tense thriller in which a depressed cabbie takes a job as a driver for a crime gang.

Arthur Smith chats to performance poet Salena Godden, whose memoir 'Springfield Road' charts her early years; growing up mixed-race in England in the '70s and '80s. Along with the painful and the difficult episodes of her life, Salena also celebrates the ridiculous and the beautiful.

Clive talks Propa Propaganda with dub poet, author and screenwriter Benjamin Zephaniah, who gained a reputation speaking out on local and international issues. Benjamin's new children's book 'Terror Kid' is a novel about a teenage boy called Rico Federico, who is drawn into a terrible crime he never intended to commit.

With music from Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott, formerly of The Beautiful South. Paul and Jacqui perform 'When it Was Ours', from their album 'What Have We Become' and 'Rotterdam' from The Beautiful South's album, 'Blue is The Colour'.

Producer: Sukey Firth.


MON 12:00 J Kingston Platt (b01s9hds)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 The Navy Lark (b00vhyy9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 Raffles (b01p3mq2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 Sunflowers (b0076ddv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b00pqfby)
Rebecca Stott - The Coral Thief

Episode 1

Dan Stevens reads from Rebecca Stott's love story, set in Paris in 1815 in the aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars.

Daniel Connor, a brilliant and ambitious student, is in Paris to take up a new position with some of the leading scientists of the day. The chaos of an occupied city, a beautiful and enigmatic woman, and the swirl of revolutionary and heretical ideas about how life began create a heady atmosphere that is all too seductive.

On a hot August night, Daniel Connor is travelling towards Paris and a new vocation when he is captivated by a mysterious woman.

Abridged by Viv Beeby

Produced by Elizabeth Allard.


MON 14:15 Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen's Men of Fashion (b00jcvz5)
Henry VIII - The King Must Wear Gold

Tracing male peacockery through the ages - how clothes symbolised power, philosophy, taste, sexuality and personal expression.


MON 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b03kpnjv)
The Diary of Samuel Pepys

Episode 1

Sam starts the year observing people gambling with dice at the Groom Porter's but doesn't venture a wager himself. Then his cousin, Anthony Joyce, asks to borrow £350 to rebuild his house after the Great Fire, but before Sam can decide, Anthony tries to take his own life by jumping in a pond. He survives initially but succumbs to a fever. Sam helps his widow by persuading the King not to take all her goods, as is the custom in the case of suicide. 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 Miles Kington - How Shall I Tell the Dog? (b00y9tqk)
Episode 1

Things to do before you die, and literary rivalry with an oncologist.

Miles Kington died of cancer in January 2008. Given very little time to live by his doctors, he decided to make cancer "pay its way" - by coming up with increasingly witty and absurd ideas for this book, as suggested to his agent, Gill.

With Michael Palin as Miles and Anna Massey as Gill.
Dramatised by Robin Brooks
Produced by Clive Brill
Made for BBC Radio 4 by Pacificus Productions

First broadcast in October 2008.


MON 15:00 Anne Bronte - Agnes Grey (b00cm5tg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b04kfylr)
Rooftoppers, Quentin Blake and creepy crawlies

Quentin Blake gives Mel a crash course in drawing, Mary Colwell visits an insect garden, and there's the first part of award-winning story Rooftoppers, by Katherine Rundell.


MON 17:00 Like They've Never Been Gone (b00bfq16)
Series 2

All Aboard!

There's mutiny in the air as Tommy and Sheila set off on their cruise.

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, Tracy Ann Oberman and Les Dennis.

Music by Frido Ruth.

Producer: Steve Doherty

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1999.


MON 17:30 Elephants to Catch Eels (b00v2pbf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 18:00 Whispers (b007k2zg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 18:30 A Good Read (b04kfylt)
Eleanor Bron and Roy Hattersley

Thomas Sutcliffe, Eleanor Bron and Roy Hattersley discuss books by Tobias Wolff, Angus Wilson and Simon Gray. From 1998.

The Night in Question - Tobias Wolff
Publisher: Bloomsbury

Anglo-Saxon Attitudes - Angus Wilson
Publisher: Penguin

An Unnatural Pursuit - Simon Gray
Publisher: Faber.


MON 19:00 J Kingston Platt (b01s9hds)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 The Navy Lark (b00vhyy9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 Raffles (b01p3mq2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 Sunflowers (b0076ddv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 Philip Pullman - Grimm Tales (b04kfwv4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:10 Inheritance Tracks (b04kfx27)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:10 today]


MON 21:15 Loose Ends (b04k402y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


MON 22:00 Just a Minute (b04jjz41)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 Another Case of Milton Jones (b00fgq3d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


MON 23:00 The Now Show (b04jmcrj)
Series 44

Episode 4

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis are joined by special guest John Finnemore for a comic romp through the week's news. With Pippa Evans and Mitch Benn.

Written by the cast, with additional material from Sarah Morgan,Jane Lamacraftl and Sarah Campbell. Produced by Alexandra Smith.


MON 23:30 The Consultants (b0076q2b)
Series 2

Episode 6

Crossword challenges and dinner with the devil. Offbeat songs and sketches with Neil Edmond, Justin Edwards and James Rawlings. From May 2004.



TUESDAY 07 OCTOBER 2014

TUE 00:00 Book at Bedtime (b00pqfby)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:15 Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen's Men of Fashion (b00jcvz5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 15 Minute Drama (b03kpnjv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Monday]


TUE 00:45 Miles Kington - How Shall I Tell the Dog? (b00y9tqk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 Whispers (b007k2zg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 A Good Read (b04kfylt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 Raffles (b01p3mq2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 Sunflowers (b0076ddv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 Anne Bronte - Agnes Grey (b00cm5tg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 Philip Pullman - Grimm Tales (b04kfwv4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:10 Inheritance Tracks (b04kfx27)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:10 on Monday]


TUE 04:15 Loose Ends (b04k402y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 Like They've Never Been Gone (b00bfq16)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 Elephants to Catch Eels (b00v2pbf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 DI Cromwell - Jagged Prayer (b00c36bm)
Where's Father Jack?

A suspicious death in a pond unites the kindly Detective Inspector Cromwell and convent Mother Helen - a nun with a nose for crime.

Are they about to embark on a long and unlikely relationship?

Timothy Spall stars as DI Cromwell and Cheryl Campbell as Mother Helen.

Crime and convents, the police and perdition come together in comedy writer and former monk Robert Smith's series of mysteries.

DI Cromwell ...... Timothy Spall
Mother Helen ...... Cheryl Campbell
DC Kelp ...... Jeremy Finch
Father Jack ...... Jonathan Olivet
Sister ...... Beth Chalmers
Nun ...... Gemma Saunders

Producer: Ned Chaillet

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2000.


TUE 06:30 The Piano Man (b0076y8h)
Composer and performer Philip Pope investigates the remarkable story of pianist and engineer Paolo Fazioli, who redesigned the grand piano virtually from scratch. From May 2006.


TUE 07:00 Two Doors Down (b0086dhm)
Series 1

Ranting and Railings

Miss Black's vision is for all houses to have matching Victorian railings - and hers must be authentic. But her lodger, Victor sparks chaos when he gets the erection dates muddled up.

The bohemian residents of Marlborough Road in Belfast are saved from chaos by their cleaning lady, Sally.

Frances Tomelty stars in Annie McCartney's sitcom.

Sally ...... Frances Tomelty
Miss Black ...... Roma Tomelty
Fintan ...... Gerard Murphy
Evie ...... Katy Gleadhill
Victor ...... Alan Mckee
Saffron ...... Ali White
Anna ...... Bethan Lloyd
Simon ...... Patrick Gleadhill
Trevor ...... Gerard McSorley

Directed at BBC Belfast by Tanya Nash.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2001.


TUE 07:30 Lewis Macleod Is Not Himself (b04jk3qr)
Episode 3

The impression and sketch show that looks behind the scenes at the life and work of star impressionist Lewis Macleod

Lewis has performed on 4 Extra's Newsjack, plus Postman Pat, The Phantom Menace and Dead Ringers.

With Kate O'Sullivan, Duncan Wisbey and Julian Dutton.

Producer: Lyndsay Fenner

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2014.


TUE 08:00 The Goon Show (b007jpkr)
The String Robberies

Ace investigator Neddie Seagoon must solve a crime, and the link to Moriarty's sock.

Groundbreaking, surreal BBC radio comedy written by Spike Milligan.

Starring:
Peter Sellers
Harry Secombe
Spike Milligan
George Chisholm

First billed as Crazy People, ten series of The Goon Show were recorded between 1951 and 1960, but sadly many of the earliest shows weren’t kept in the archive.

With the Ray Ellington Quartet and Max Geldray.

Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott.

Announcer: Wallace Greenslade

Producer: Pat Dixon

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in January 1958.


TUE 08:30 Doctor in the House (b007mwkh)
Marriage-itis

Medic Simon Sparrow must cope with both his hangover and a bad case of cold feet.

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

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

Producer: David Hatch

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1968.


TUE 09:00 The Now Show (b04jmcrj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:30 Coming Alive (b00hxyxy)
Series 3

Here Comes the Judge

Ex-con Terry is asked to be a school fancy dress judge, but can he make up with Sandra? Stars Karl Howman and Phyllis Logan. From November 2001.


TUE 10:00 ER Braithwaite - To Sir With Love (b00dyydd)
Episode 1

Rick Braithwaite is a handsome, ex-RAF pilot from Guyana who gets a job as a teacher in a radical school in post-war London's East End.

Once in the classroom, the students are tough, foul-mouthed and angry, proving unreceptive to his teaching methods...

Stars Kwame Kwei-Armah as Rick, Sasha Behar as Gillian, Simon Treves as Weston, Liza Sadovy as Clinty and Sam Dale as Mr Florian.

The first of a two-part adaptation of Guyanese author, ER Braithwaite's semi-autobiographical, international best-selling novel. Dramatised by Roy Williams.

ER Braithwaite: born 1912 - died in 2016

Producer: Claire Grove

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2007.


TUE 11:00 Philip Pullman - Grimm Tales (b04khrzv)
The Musicians of Bremen

Four unwanted animals decide to take up music.

The two Grimm brothers published their first volume of stories, Children's and Household Tales, in 1812 although there were some who disputed their suitability for young minds. Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm devoted their lives to collecting these German folk tales. Inspired by the rise of Romanticism and interest in traditional national stories and lore, in the end they collected more than 200.

Philip Pullman reads the second of five of his re-workings of Grimm Tales, written to celebrate the 200th anniversary of their publication.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra in 2012.


TUE 11:10 Inheritance Tracks (b04khrzx)
Trevor Nunn

Theatre director Trevor Nunn inherits the Paul Temple radio theme, and passes on 'All You Need Is Love' by the Beatles.


TUE 11:15 Drama (b0076ycl)
Lesley Bruce - An Interlude of Men

An Interlude of Men by Lesley Bruce

Bren and Hilly have been lifelong friends so when Hilly breaks her wrist Bren comes to help her out. They both anticipate the pleasure of long days together comfortably trashing the years they were apart, that interlude of men, but their friendship is not that simple.

Bren Deborah Findlay
Hilly Barbara Flynn

Directed by Steven Canny
Producer Claire Grove.


TUE 12:00 The Goon Show (b007jpkr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 Doctor in the House (b007mwkh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 DI Cromwell - Jagged Prayer (b00c36bm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 The Piano Man (b0076y8h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b00pwn16)
Rebecca Stott - The Coral Thief

Episode 2

Dan Stevens reads from Rebecca Stott's love story, set in Paris in 1815 in the aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars.

Daniel reports the theft of irreplaceable fossils and a precious manuscript intended for one of France's leading scientists to Henri Jagot, the notorious chief of Paris' security police.

Abridged by Viv Beeby

Produced by Elizabeth Allard.


TUE 14:15 Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen's Men of Fashion (b00jcwg1)
The Stuart Kings - The Crisis in Fashion

The radiant clothing at the court of King Charles I, sumptuously painted by Anthony Van Dyck, but showing tensions of the age.


TUE 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b03kqf00)
The Diary of Samuel Pepys

Episode 2

Sam buys a pornographic book in French but then burns it (after reading). At the theatre he is so enraptured by some music that it reminds him of how he felt when he first fell in love with Elizabeth. Meanwhile, he's been preparing his defence of the Navy Board to Parliament and can't sleep the night before his speech. Elizabeth comforts him in the early hours and in the morning he has a dram of brandy for courage. The speech is a triumph.

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 Miles Kington - How Shall I Tell the Dog? (b00yb307)
Episode 2

Things to learn before you die, without leaving home. Cancer sufferer Miles Kington's humorous letters. With Michael Palin.


TUE 15:00 ER Braithwaite - To Sir With Love (b00dyydd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b04khxn5)
Pool frogs, polar bears and a royal dollhouse

Mel Giedroyc meets some pool frogs, takes a tour of a Queen's dollhouse and brings us more of a new adaptation of Rooftoppers, by Katherine Rundell.


TUE 17:00 The Enchanting World of Hinge and Bracket (b04khxn7)
Pilot

A soiree is ruined by housekeeper Maud's one-woman path of destruction. Starring Dame Hilda Bracket and her lifelong companion Dr Evadne Hinge. With Daphne Heard as Maud.

This is a rare outing for the newly-restored 1976 pilot sourced from off-air recordings recovered from avid radio listeners.

The opening show establishes the dear ladies at home in the Suffolk village of Stackton Tressel. The was the genteel setting for three Radio 4 series between 1977 and 1979, with further spin-off seasons on Radio 2 until 1990. In the early 1980s, they expanded over to BBC TV with the series Dear Ladies.

Patrick Fyffe (Dame Hilda) died of cancer aged 60 in 2002, which prompted George Logan to retire his character of Dr Evadne for good.

Scripted by Lawrie Kinsley and Ron McDonnell. Produced by Mike Craig and James Casey.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1976.


TUE 17:30 Two Doors Down (b0086dhm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 18:00 Quote... Unquote (b00rb16j)
Nigel Rees chairs the popular quiz involving the exchange of quotations and anecdotes.

With Mary Beard, Marcel Theroux, Arthur Smith and Ariel Leve.

The reader is Peter Jefferson.


TUE 18:30 Musical Legends (b01jrrlz)
Joan Armatrading

Joan Armatrading is a Grammy and Brit nominated musician and winner of a Ivor Novello Award. In 2008 she received an Honorary Degree from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.

She's recorded many classic and memorable songs including 'Love and Affection', Me Myself I' and 'All the way from America' and has recently released her 20th Album.

Touring extensively in 2012 she has four dates in Scotland in Late October and early November.

Joan tells Tom Morton about her love of song writing, how her mother swapped two old prams to buy her first guitar and how she feels her greatest achievement is gaining an Open University Degree.


TUE 19:00 The Goon Show (b007jpkr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 Doctor in the House (b007mwkh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 DI Cromwell - Jagged Prayer (b00c36bm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 The Piano Man (b0076y8h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 Philip Pullman - Grimm Tales (b04khrzv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 21:10 Inheritance Tracks (b04khrzx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:10 today]


TUE 21:15 Drama (b0076ycl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


TUE 22:00 Lewis Macleod Is Not Himself (b04jk3qr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 Births, Deaths and Marriages (b01hxt9l)
Series 1

Episode 1

Chief registrar Malcolm Fox is a stickler for regulations at Woodborough Register Office. Sitcom set in a local registry office, starring David Schneider. From May 2012.


TUE 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b04ly4gc)
The best in contemporary comedy. Tonight, Jon Holmes chats to Chris Martin.


TUE 23:00 Bleak Expectations (b00wdjvk)
Series 4

A Now Tricky Life Woefully Miseried Up

Pip and Harry have escaped the exploding desert island, but Harry has been transformed into a dinosaur.

Now they must catch Mister Benevolent and prevent him taking over the world, but the trail has lead them to France. Here they must face unimaginable horrors including a bacon free breakfast and a deadly confrontation in a cheese mine.

But there is a glimmer of hope in the form of The Scarlet Pimple.

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
Reverend Godly Fecund ..... David Mitchell
Frenchman ..... Mark Evans

Producer Gareth Edwards.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2010.


TUE 23:30 Masala FM (b007x0c9)
Episode 1

Masala FM is East London's premier Asian community radio station.

Owner, Mr Krishna, wants to make some changes and everyone's scared, except for visiting Bollywood celebrity Johnny 'Muscles' Patel...

Six-part sitcom written by Meera Syal

Starring Sanjeev Bhaskar, Nitin Sawheny, Meera Syal and Nina Wadia.

Music by Nitin Sawhney.

Producer: Liz Anstee

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1996.



WEDNESDAY 08 OCTOBER 2014

WED 00:00 Book at Bedtime (b00pwn16)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:15 Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen's Men of Fashion (b00jcwg1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 15 Minute Drama (b03kqf00)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Tuesday]


WED 00:45 Miles Kington - How Shall I Tell the Dog? (b00yb307)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 Quote... Unquote (b00rb16j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 Musical Legends (b01jrrlz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 DI Cromwell - Jagged Prayer (b00c36bm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 02:30 The Piano Man (b0076y8h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 ER Braithwaite - To Sir With Love (b00dyydd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 Philip Pullman - Grimm Tales (b04khrzv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:10 Inheritance Tracks (b04khrzx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:10 on Tuesday]


WED 04:15 Drama (b0076ycl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 The Enchanting World of Hinge and Bracket (b04khxn7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 Two Doors Down (b0086dhm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 DI Cromwell - Jagged Prayer (b00c3d42)
Icon, or A Pocketful of Nuns

A murder brought them together, but for Detective Inspector Cromwell and Mother Helen within her enclosed convent, it's the theft of an icon that reunites them.

And there's also the small problem of Monsignor Nietzsche.

Timothy Spall stars as DI Cromwell and Cheryl Campbell as Mother Helen.

Crime and convents, the police and perdition come together in comedy writer and former monk Robert Smith's series of mysteries.

DI Cromwell ...... Timothy Spall
Mother Helen ...... Cheryl Campbell
DC Kelp ...... Jeremy Finch
Monsignor Nietzsche ...... Sandor Eles
Sister Demi ...... Elizabeth Bell
Radio/Tannoy ...... Beth Chalmers

Producer: Ned Chaillet

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2000.


WED 06:30 The Iceman (b0076x3f)
4 Extra Debut. Ruth Evans follows the journey of two snow sculptors from Kenya, as they try to reach the Winter Olympics in Turin. From February 2006.


WED 07:00 Absolute Power (b0192y9d)
Series 4

Episode 3

Revenge is a gourmet dish best served cold when Martin deceives Charles. Stars Stephen Fry and John Bird. From February 2004.


WED 07:30 Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation (b04jlrxv)
Series 10

How to Be a Good Citizen

Stand by your radios! Jeremy Hardy returns to the airwaves with a broadcast of national comic import!

In this programme, Jeremy attempts to understand citizenship, to examine the State and to spell surveillance. Looking over his shoulder at the script will be Gordon Kennedy (Absolutely) and Carla Mendonça.

Jeremy Hardy engages in a free and frank exchange of his entrenched views. Passionate, polemical, erudite and unable to sing,

Few can forget where they were when they first heard "Jeremy Hardy Speaks To The Nation". The show was an immediate smash-hit success, causing pubs to empty on a Saturday night, which was particularly astonishing since the show went out on Thursdays. The Light Entertainment department was besieged, questions were asked in the House and Jeremy Hardy himself became known as the man responsible for the funniest show on radio since Money Box Live with Paul Lewis.

Since that fateful first series, Jeremy went on to win Sony Awards, Writers Guild nominations and a Nobel Prize for Chemistry. He was a much-loved regular on both The News Quiz and I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue.

Written by Jeremy Hardy.

Produced by David Tyler.
A Pozzitive production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2014.


WED 08:00 The Burkiss Way (b007jtxx)
Series 3

Bruce's Choice and Start New Series the Burkiss Way

Long ago in a radio galaxy far away - space film spoofing, the best of 'Bruce Forsyth' and a quiz "live from Norwich".

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

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

Written by Andrew Marshall and David Renwick.

Producer: John Lloyd

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1978.


WED 08:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00qyqd9)
Series 2

Episode 7

London bus gospel and a visit to Nibbling-On-The-Bone.

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 Clive James, John Esmonde & Bob Larbey, 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 Tim Brooke-Taylor, with music by Dave Lee.

Producer: Humphrey Barclay

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in November 1965.


WED 09:00 The Unbelievable Truth (b00rv4f3)
Series 5

Episode 2

David Mitchell hosts the panel game in which four comedians are encouraged to tell lies and compete against one another to see how many items of truth they're able to smuggle past their opponents. Tony Hawks, Arthur Smith, Phill Jupitus and Catherine Tate are the panellists obliged to talk with deliberate inaccuracy on subjects as varied as: Hats, Pigeons, Hairdressers and Admiral Lord Nelson.

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

The producer is Jon Naismith, and this is a Random Entertainment production for BBC Radio 4.


WED 09:30 Legal, Decent, Honest and Truthful (b007jv6r)
Series 3

Episode 2

The snoring of leg model April inspires ad man Ken in his quest to win an account for a nasal spray.

Martin Jarvis stars in Guy Jenkin and Jon Canter’s satire set in the competitive world of advertising

Ken Handley ...... Martin Jarvis
Sandy ...... Christopher Godwin
Freddie ...... Lockwood West
Ambrose ...... Paul Jesson
April ...... Shelley Thompson
Hedley ...... Robert Longden
Deborah ...... Rosalind Ayres
The Artiste of Diminutive Stature ...... David Learner

With Miriam Margolyes, John Shrapnel, David Tate, Sally Grace, Enn Reitel and Anton Rogers.

Producer: Pete Atkin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1986.


WED 10:00 ER Braithwaite - To Sir With Love (b00dz530)
Episode 2

Teacher Rick Braithwaite and his hostile, inner-city students are slowly getting to know each other better - and Rick is falling for his school colleague, Gillian...

Stars Kwame Kwei-Armah as Rick, Sasha Behar as Gillian, Simon Treves as Weston, Liza Sadovy as Clinty and Sam Dale as Mr Florian.

Two-part adaptation of Guyanese author, ER Braithwaite's semi-autobiographical, international best-selling novel. Dramatised by Roy Williams.

ER Braithwaite: born 1912 - died in 2016

Producer: Claire Grove

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2007.


WED 11:00 Philip Pullman - Grimm Tales (b04kjhnt)
The Moon

A country where the night is always dark and not one star twinkles discovers moonlight.

The two Grimm brothers published their first volume of stories, Children's and Household Tales, in 1812 although there were some who disputed their suitability for young minds. Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm devoted their lives to collecting these German folk tales. Inspired by the rise of Romanticism and interest in traditional national stories and lore, in the end they collected more than 200.

Philip Pullman reads the third of five of his re-workings of Grimm Tales, written to celebrate the 200th anniversary of their publication.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra in 2012.


WED 11:10 Inheritance Tracks (b04kjhnw)
Chris Hadfield

Astronaut Chris Hadfield inherits 'Where Have All the Flowers Gone', and passes on 'The Story' by Brandi Carlile.


WED 11:15 Verona: A Conspiracy of Parrots (b007rfcg)
Stephanie Cole stars as the slightly elderly lady whose exotic birds bring her triumphant fulfilment.

But can she keep her feathery collection out of the hands of the auctioneer?

Monologue written specially for Stephanie by Peter Tinniswood.

Director: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1998.


WED 12:00 The Burkiss Way (b007jtxx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00qyqd9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 DI Cromwell - Jagged Prayer (b00c3d42)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 The Iceman (b0076x3f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b00pwmzj)
Rebecca Stott - The Coral Thief

Episode 3

Dan Stevens reads from Rebecca Stott's love story, set in Paris in 1815 in the aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars.

The beautiful thief, Lucienne Bernard, makes Daniel a promise. Meanwhile, the chief of the security police Henri Jagot shows renewed and unsettling interest in his affairs.

Abridged by Viv Beeby

Produced by Elizabeth Allard.


WED 14:15 Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen's Men of Fashion (b00jcwg3)
Charles II - Fashion Restored?

An old sartorial order seemed restored, but French fashions prompted a style that would herald the three-piece suit.


WED 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b03ktz09)
The Diary of Samuel Pepys

Episode 3

Sam and Mrs Knipp visit the Tower of London to see the Crown Jewels. Later, in the dark, in the ruins of St Dunstan, they escape a pair of robbers. Sam and Elizabeth set off for a tour of the West Country, including the hot springs at Bath but Sam doesn't think the water can be very clean, with so many bodies in it. His eyes are starting to hurt now and he begins to fear that he's losing his sight. 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 Miles Kington - How Shall I Tell the Dog? (b00yb5vd)
Episode 3

Cancer's infrequently asked questions, and notifying the dog. Miles Kington's humorous last letters. With Michael Palin.


WED 15:00 ER Braithwaite - To Sir With Love (b00dz530)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b04kjjy6)
Harry Belafonte, blind waterspeed record holder and barefoot walking

Harry Belafonte shares his Inheritance Tracks, Mel meets a very special waterspeed record holder and there's the next episode of current story Rooftoppers.


WED 17:00 For Better or for Worse (b00gfsmm)
Series 1

Episode 3

Sweethearts Bernard and Iris scour the neighbourhood for his sulking dad.

Gorden Kaye and Su Pollard star in Vince Powell’s sitcom about the turbulent relationship of an odd couple.

Iris ...... Su Pollard
Bernard ...... Gorden Kaye
Wilf ...... David Ross
Daisy ...... Paula Tilbrook
Police Sergeant ...... Peter Wheeler
Doreen ...... Julie Higginson
Tommy ...... Roger John-Lee

Writer Vince Powell (1928–2009) scripted a number of popular TV sitcoms including Love Thy Neighbour, For the Love of Ada and Never Mind the Quality, Feel the Width.

Produced in Manchester by Mike Craig.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in February 1993.


WED 17:30 Absolute Power (b0192y9d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 18:00 The Unbelievable Truth (b00rv4f3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


WED 18:30 Off the Page (b0076cwt)
Rules

Rules and how to break them. Matthew Parris joins Pauline Melville, journalist Matthew Syed and writer Hugh Collins.

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 2003.


WED 19:00 The Burkiss Way (b007jtxx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00qyqd9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 DI Cromwell - Jagged Prayer (b00c3d42)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 The Iceman (b0076x3f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 Philip Pullman - Grimm Tales (b04kjhnt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 21:10 Inheritance Tracks (b04kjhnw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:10 today]


WED 21:15 Verona: A Conspiracy of Parrots (b007rfcg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


WED 22:00 Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation (b04jlrxv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 Down the Line (b0125dj2)
Series 3

Liberal Agenda of Media

Spoof phone-in show starring Rhys Thomas as Gary Bellamy. With Amelia Bullmore, Simon Day, Felix Dexter, Charlie Higson, Lucy Montgomery and Paul Whitehouse.

With special guests Julia Davis and Lee Mack.

A Down The Line production for BBC Radio 4.


WED 23:00 The Museum of Everything (b00h8q28)
Series 3

And the Winner Is...

It's Awards Night!

Can the Crayon Museum beat off the challenger, the World of Pencils?

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 August 2006.


WED 23:30 Buy Me Up TV (b007l8q0)
Pilot

Every shopping channel you've ever seen, every product you've never wanted. Stars Justin Edwards. From May 2007.



THURSDAY 09 OCTOBER 2014

THU 00:00 Book at Bedtime (b00pwmzj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:15 Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen's Men of Fashion (b00jcwg3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 15 Minute Drama (b03ktz09)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Wednesday]


THU 00:45 Miles Kington - How Shall I Tell the Dog? (b00yb5vd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 The Unbelievable Truth (b00rv4f3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 Off the Page (b0076cwt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 DI Cromwell - Jagged Prayer (b00c3d42)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 The Iceman (b0076x3f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 ER Braithwaite - To Sir With Love (b00dz530)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 Philip Pullman - Grimm Tales (b04kjhnt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:10 Inheritance Tracks (b04kjhnw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:10 on Wednesday]


THU 04:15 Verona: A Conspiracy of Parrots (b007rfcg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 For Better or for Worse (b00gfsmm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 Absolute Power (b0192y9d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 DI Cromwell - Jagged Prayer (b00c3k9d)
Sister, Brother

When a convicted forger decides on a new career as a nun, the sex change is just the beginning of his problems. And DI Cromwell is not amused when Mother Helen is put in danger.

Crime and convents, the police and perdition come together in comedy writer and former monk Robert Smith's mystery.

Starring Timothy Spall as DI Cromwell, Cheryl Campbell as Mother Helen, Jeremy Finch as DC Kelp and Stephen Critchlow as Sister Paula.

Producer: Ned Chaillet

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2000.


THU 06:30 Dancing Round the Mediterranean (b008jhjr)
With his dancing shoes, Steve Carver joins a cruise ship as a 'gentleman host', so no one feels like a 'wallflower'. From 2007.


THU 07:00 Stockport, So Good They Named It Once (b01n2p30)
Series 2

Mint

Jason and Michael stake their claim in cyberspace. Meanwhile, the Conroys become the subject of an academic study.

The lives of the Stockport-based, Conroy family - in series 2 of Damian Lanigan and Jim Poyser's comedy drama.

Jason ...... Andrew Knott
Maureen ...... Beverley Callard
Eddie ...... John Henshaw
Michael ...... Jason Done
Larry ...... Rolf Saxon

Music: Big George

Producer: Neil Mossey

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2000.


THU 07:30 Can't Tell Nathan Caton Nothing (b04jm36p)
Series 3

About Bad Boys

In a mix of stand-up and re-enacted family life - Nathan Caton tries to be a good role model for his younger brother Tyree.

Written by Nathan Caton and James Kettle

Can't Tell Nathan Caton Nothing is a series about young, up-and-coming comedian Nathan Caton, who after becoming the first in his family to graduate from University, opted not to use his architecture degree but instead to try his hand at being a full-time stand-up comedian, much to his family's horror and disgust. They desperately want him to get a 'proper job.'

Each episode illustrates the criticism, interference and rollercoaster ride that Nathan endures from his disapproving family as he tries to prove himself.

The series is a mix of Nathan's stand-up intercut with scenes from his family life.

Janet a.k.a. Mum is probably the kindest and most lenient of the disappointed family members. At the end of the day she just wants the best for her son. However, she'd also love to brag and show her son off to her friends, but with Nathan only telling jokes for a living that's kind of hard to do.

Martin a.k.a. Dad works in the construction industry and was looking forward to his son getting a degree so the two of them could work together in the same field. But now Nathan has blown that dream out of the window. Martin is clumsy and hard-headed and leaves running the house to his wife (she wouldn't allow it to be any other way).

Shirley a.k.a. Grandma cannot believe Nathan turned down architecture for comedy. She can't believe she left the paradise in the West Indies and came to the freezing United Kingdom for a better life so that years later her grandson could 'tell jokes!' How can her grandson go on stage and use foul language and filthy material... it's not the good Christian way!

So with all this going on in the household what will Nathan do? Will he persevere and follow his dreams? Or will he give in to his family's interference? Or will he finally leave home?!

Producer: Katie Tyrrell


THU 08:00 Parsley Sidings (b007k1b0)
Series 2

The Secret Agent

Stationmaster Horace Hepplewhite is warned to expect a VIP, but events take a surprising turn.

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

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

Producer: Edward Taylor.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in December 1973.


THU 08:30 Take It From Here (b01d8nxs)
From 07/05/1958

A spy film spoof takes to the rails in 'Night Train to Paris', while Ron's got money troubles 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 May 1958.


THU 09:00 Foul Play (b00jz7jg)
Series 3

Murder Before Matins

Crime writers Liza Cody and Reginald Hill try to solve a deathly mystery in a monastery.

Simon Brett hosts the murder quiz.

With witness statements from Maria McErlane and Lee Simpson.

Producer Liz Anstree

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1998.


THU 09:30 Robin and Wendy's Wet Weekends (b013plyb)
Series 3

Arrivederci Coma

Robin gets run over by a fork lift truck and ends up in a coma and Wendy has to decide whether to turn off his life support system.

But then she meets an attractive young patient on another ward, who's in need of some mothering.

Meanwhile, Maureen can't decide how to spend the compensation money...

Sitcom about the mundane lives of childless couple, Robin and Wendy and their friends and neighbours - with a twist.

Wendy ...... Kay Stonham
Robin ...... Brian Capron
Derek ...... Martin Trenaman
Maureen ...... Amelia Bullmore

Written by Kay Stonham.

Devised by Kay Stonham and Simon Greenall

Producer: Helen Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2004.


THU 10:00 Classic Serial (b01l5qc7)
John Wyndham - The Chrysalids

Episode 1

John Wyndham's post-apocalyptic science fiction classic dramatised by Jane Rogers.

Genetic mutation has devastated the world. In the emergent bleak, primitive society, any deviation is seen as the work of the devil, ruthlessly hunted out and destroyed. In law abiding, God-respecting Waknuk anyone who does not conform to the 'norm' must keep their deviation secret or face the consequences of discovery.

Directed by Nadia Molinari

Written in 1955 Wyndham's novel explores the dangers inherent in discrimination and the threats posed by religious fundamentalism. The 'Old People' who caused the apocalypse are depressingly like us: ' They were shut off by different languages and different beliefs. They created vast problems then buried their heads in the sands of idle faith.' The children of the future (the Chrysalids) are able to 'think-together' and so can rise above the selfish violence and conflicting religions of the past. Wyndham's story of a group of persecuted teenagers is more timely than ever in our post-Fukushima, war-riven, genetically engineered and religiously divided world. Jane Rogers is a playwright and novelist, her latest novel The Testament of Jessie Lamb won the Arthur C Clarke Award this year.


THU 11:00 Philip Pullman - Grimm Tales (b04kjqg1)
Rumpelstiltskin

A miller's daughter must spin straw into gold for the king.

The two Grimm brothers published their first volume of stories, Children's and Household Tales, in 1812 although there were some who disputed their suitability for young minds. Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm devoted their lives to collecting these German folk tales. Inspired by the rise of Romanticism and interest in traditional national stories and lore, in the end they collected more than 200.

Philip Pullman reads the fourth of five of his re-workings of Grimm Tales, written to celebrate the 200th anniversary of their publication.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra in 2012.


THU 11:10 Inheritance Tracks (b04kjqg3)
Jenny Agutter

Actress Jenny Agutter inherits 'The Times They Are a-Changin' by Bob Dylan, and passes on 'If I Fall' by Alice Martineau.


THU 11:15 Nick Warburton - Interviews (b00tb9nw)
A year in the life of three primary school children - as seen through the eyes of their parents and teacher.

Nick Warburton’s drama stars Tracy Childs as Miss Salmon, Henry Goodman as Mr Zagorsky, Kate Fleetwood as Steph, Richard Katz as Frank and Laura Elphinstone as Mrs Harris.

Director: Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2005.


THU 12:00 Parsley Sidings (b007k1b0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 Take It From Here (b01d8nxs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 DI Cromwell - Jagged Prayer (b00c3k9d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 Dancing Round the Mediterranean (b008jhjr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b00pwmzl)
Rebecca Stott - The Coral Thief

Episode 4

Dan Stevens reads from Rebecca Stott's love story, set in Paris in 1815 in the aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars.

Chance encounters and a card game lead Daniel to make breathtaking new discoveries.

Abridged by Viv Beeby

Produced by Elizabeth Allard.


THU 14:15 Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen's Men of Fashion (b00jcwg5)
Beau Nash - The Rise of the Middling Sort

The impact of an English dandy. The interior designer visits Bath, the hub of the 18th-century men's clothing revolution.


THU 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b03kv1dv)
The Diary of Samuel Pepys

Episode 4

Sam writes a letter to the Duke of York laying out his suggestions for reform of the Navy Board; the Duke is delighted and signs the letter as his own. Elizabeth is upset to hear that Sam has been gadding about while she's been away but that's nothing compared to what happens when she walks in on him in the act of fondling Debs, the maid. 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 Miles Kington - How Shall I Tell the Dog? (b00ybzdk)
Episode 4

The perfect funeral and gravestone, and parlez-vous cancer? Miles Kington's humorous last letters. With Michael Palin.


THU 15:00 Classic Serial (b01l5qc7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b04kjt79)
Croissants, cloud watching and curry

Mel savours how to make the perfect croissant, meets a man with his head in the clouds and introduces the fourth part of our adaptation of Rooftoppers, by Katherine Rundell.


THU 17:00 Ballylenon (b00xw14x)
Series 8

Return of the Native

The unexpected return of Guard Gallagher spells trouble for the McConkeys.

Series set in the sleepy town of Ballylenon, Co Donegal in the 1960s.

Ballylenon, County Donegal. Pop. 1,999 was founded by St Lenon of Padua, when he fell into the river at this spot in 953. Ballylenon is situated on the shores of Lough Swilly with entrancing views of Muckish Mountain, in the Diocese of Derry and Raphoe. (Note: Ballylenon is a fictional name, but the other landmarks are identifiable.)

Written by Christopher Fitz-Simon.

Muriel McConkey ...... Margaret D'Arcy
Vera McConkey ...... Stella McCusker
Phonsie Doherty ...... Gerard Murphy
Mrs Vivienne Hawthorne ...... Aine McCartney
Rev Samuel Hawthorne ...... Dermot Crowley
'Stumpy' Bonnar ...... Gerard McSorley
Guard Gallagher ...... Frankie McCafferty
Daniel O'Searcaigh ...... James Greene
Monsignor McFadden ...... Niall Cusack
Aubrey Frawley ...... Chris McHallem
Polly Acton ...... Joanna Munro
Eamonn Doyle ...... Patrick Fitzsymons
Mr Boylan ...... Derek Bailey

Pianist: Michael Harrison

Director: Eoin O'Callaghan

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2011.


THU 17:30 Stockport, So Good They Named It Once (b01n2p30)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 18:00 Foul Play (b00jz7jg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


THU 18:30 Great Lives (b0076b4l)
Series 2

Erasmus Darwin

Nobel prize winning scientist Sir Paul Nurse chooses Charles Darwin's grandfather, Erasmus. With Humphrey Carpenter.

The biographical series in which a distinguished guest chooses someone who's inspired their life. Will their hero stand up to intensive scrutiny and merit the description of having led a great life? From 2002.


THU 19:00 Parsley Sidings (b007k1b0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 Take It From Here (b01d8nxs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 DI Cromwell - Jagged Prayer (b00c3k9d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 Dancing Round the Mediterranean (b008jhjr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 Philip Pullman - Grimm Tales (b04kjqg1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


THU 21:10 Inheritance Tracks (b04kjqg3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:10 today]


THU 21:15 Nick Warburton - Interviews (b00tb9nw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


THU 22:00 Can't Tell Nathan Caton Nothing (b04jm36p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 Newsjack (b04kjtg8)
Series 11

Episode 3

Made for 4 Extra. The week's stories cobbled together in a scrapbook sketch show. Uninformed, up to the minute, down to the dregs. Presented by Romesh Ranganathan.


THU 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b04ly4gg)
The best in contemporary comedy. Tonight, Jon Holmes chats to Chris Martin.


THU 23:00 The News at Bedtime (b00pftgq)
Series 1

Episode 6

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

Mary Mary has shocking news of an egg on a wall.

With Jack Dee, Peter Capaldi, Lewis MacLeod, Alex MacQueen, Lucy Montgomery, Vicki Pepperdine, Dan Tetsell.

Written by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman.


THU 23:15 Peter Bradshaw - For One Horrible Moment (b0089jzh)
Episode 5

The full and hideous truth is revealed.

Peter Bradshaw concludes 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 (b007k35j)
Series 1

Episode 3

90-something good-time girl Dora Dale spills the beans spills the beans on the Rat Pack, John and Yoko - and the subtext of Right Said Fred sung by Bernard Cribbins.

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 August 2006.



FRIDAY 10 OCTOBER 2014

FRI 00:00 Book at Bedtime (b00pwmzl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:15 Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen's Men of Fashion (b00jcwg5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 15 Minute Drama (b03kv1dv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Thursday]


FRI 00:45 Miles Kington - How Shall I Tell the Dog? (b00ybzdk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 Foul Play (b00jz7jg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 Great Lives (b0076b4l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 DI Cromwell - Jagged Prayer (b00c3k9d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 Dancing Round the Mediterranean (b008jhjr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 Classic Serial (b01l5qc7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 Philip Pullman - Grimm Tales (b04kjqg1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:10 Inheritance Tracks (b04kjqg3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:10 on Thursday]


FRI 04:15 Nick Warburton - Interviews (b00tb9nw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 Ballylenon (b00xw14x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 Stockport, So Good They Named It Once (b01n2p30)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 DI Cromwell - Jagged Prayer (b00c3rlj)
Virtual Saints

Despite moving the convent into cyber space, Mother Helen and her nuns are not safe from declining numbers. And DI Cromwell has the small matter of an old murder to solve.

Timothy Spall stars as DI Cromwell and Cheryl Campbell as Mother Helen.

Crime and convents, the police and perdition come together in comedy writer and former monk Robert Smith's series of mysteries.

DI Cromwell ...... Timothy Spall
Mother Helen ...... Cheryl Campbell
DC Kelp ...... Jeremy Finch
Mr Lord ...... Bryan Pringle
Carer/Sister ...... Elizabeth Conboy
Youth ...... Tom George

Producer: Ned Chaillet

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2000.


FRI 06:30 A Letter for Daphne (b007lky9)
Novelist Julie Myerson pays a very personal tribute to Daphne du Maurier. Aged fourteen, Julie wrote to the famous novelist, beginning a correspondence that lasted over two years.


FRI 07:00 Do Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me (b0076hbd)
Series 1

The Folks Who Live on the Hill

Vi is sick, and Roy is no help. Then unexpected guests arrive for Victor's birthday party. Stars Ram Jam Holder. From October 2003.


FRI 07:30 Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! (b00wsqvc)
Series 6

Calendar Boys

Arthur is informed by Malcolm that there is an emergency meeting to be held in order to discuss raising funds for the local Church Hall, which is in dire straits and requires important improvements to remain open.

In true Arthur style he comes up with an idea or two to help the fund-raising process, hoping to involve as many of his friends in the process.

With an idea finally put to the committee and inevitably agreed to, after Arthur's persuasive words, the 'stage is set' for a fund-raising project that will surely turn heads and raise Arthur's personal profile as well as the much needed funding for the Church...

Cast:
Count Arthur Strong ..... Steve Delaney
Man, Wilf, Policeman ...... Alastair Kerr
Ref, Geoffrey, Child ..... Dave Mounfield
Mother, Sally,Woman ..... Mel Giedroyc
Malcolm ..... Terry Kilkelly

Prodcuers: Richard Daws, Mark Radcliffe & John Leonard
A Komedia Entertainment Production for BBC Radio 4.


FRI 08:00 Jim the Great (b0116h49)
Series 1

A Patron of the Arts

Perpetually hard-up monarch Jim manages to slip off to the pub - and appear in public.

Historical regal romp starring Jimmy Edwards.

With Joan Sanderson, Julian Orchard, John Baddeley, Andrew Palmer, Ronald Baddiley and David Ryall.

Jim The Great ran for 2 series on BBC Radio 2 between 1976 - 1979.

Producer: Edward Taylor

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in March 1977.


FRI 08:30 The Men from the Ministry (b007jm1x)
Something About a Soldier

The bumbling civil servants find a demob letter written 20 years before.

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

Starring Wilfrid Hyde White as Number One and Richard Murdoch as Number Two.

With Norma Ronald, Warren Mitchell, David Nettheim and David Graham.

Written by Johnnie Mortimer, Brian Cooke and 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.

Producer: Edward Taylor,

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in August 1965.


FRI 09:00 The 99p Challenge (b007jrl7)
Series 2

Episode 6

Crazy panel show capers as host Sue Perkins grills Simon Pegg, Armando Iannucci, Jack Docherty and Peter Baynham.

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 (b00nmtwj)
Series 3

Episode 5

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

5/6. Ralph decides that a new face is the way to revive his career and a snooker player suffers from an unusual phobia.

Trevor ...... Neil Pearson
Sammy ...... Paul Reynolds
Ralph ...... Michael Fenton Stevens
Theresa ...... Rosalind Ayres
Heidrun ...... Cosima Shaw
Barry ...... Abdul Salis
Meryl ...... Claire Skinner
Gerry ...... Kevin R McNally.


FRI 10:00 Classic Serial (b01lh971)
John Wyndham - The Chrysalids

Episode 2

John Wyndham's post-apocalyptic science fiction classic dramatised by Jane Rogers.

Genetic mutation has devastated the world. Any deviation is seen as the work of the devil, ruthlessly hunted out and destroyed. David Strorm is one of a group of young people who can communicate by transferring thought-shapes. In God fearing, law abiding Waknuk, David and his friends would be classed as Mutants. Will David be forced to flee to the Fringes, the lawless territory inhabited by mutants or risk discovery?

Directed by Nadia Molinari

Written in 1955 Wyndham's novel explores the dangers inherent in discrimination and the threats posed by religious fundamentalism. The 'Old People' who caused the apocalypse are depressingly like us: ' They were shut off by different languages and different beliefs. They created vast problems then buried their heads in the sands of idle faith.' The children of the future (the Chrysalids) are able to 'think-together' and so can rise above the selfish violence and conflicting religions of the past. Wyndham's story of a group of persecuted teenagers is more timely than ever in our post-Fukushima, war-riven, genetically engineered and religiously divided world. Jane Rogers is a playwright and novelist, her latest novel The Testament of Jessie Lamb won the Arthur C Clarke Award this year.


FRI 11:00 Philip Pullman - Grimm Tales (b04kk06h)
Little Red Riding Hood

'Oh granny, what big ears you've got.' The errand of cake and a bottle of wine.

The two Grimm brothers published their first volume of stories, Children's and Household Tales, in 1812 although there were some who disputed their suitability for young minds. Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm devoted their lives to collecting these German folk tales. Inspired by the rise of Romanticism and interest in traditional national stories and lore, in the end they collected more than 200.

Philip Pullman reads the last of five of his re-workings of Grimm Tales, written to celebrate the 200th anniversary of their publication.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra in 2012.


FRI 11:10 Inheritance Tracks (b04kk06k)
Ophelia Dahl

Charity organiser Ophelia Dahl inherits Faure's Requiem, and passes on 'Ain't Got No, I Got Life' by Nina Simone.


FRI 11:15 Chris Thompson - Skeggy (b007jtlr)
Three couples have their own reasons for returning to the scene of their happiest holidays in the resort of Skegness.

Part of Radio 4 Extra's Great British Seaside Staycation.

Chris Thompson's seaside drama stars Sean Connolly as Dave, Susan Brooke as Marie, Laura Chambers as Lauren, Joyce Gibbs as Sheila, Norman Bird as Charlie, Veda Warwick as Mrs Adams, Alison Carney as Jane and Tom Knight as Martin.

Producer: Peter Wild

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1999.


FRI 12:00 Jim the Great (b0116h49)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 The Men from the Ministry (b007jm1x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 DI Cromwell - Jagged Prayer (b00c3rlj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 A Letter for Daphne (b007lky9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b00pwmzn)
Rebecca Stott - The Coral Thief

Episode 5

Dan Stevens reads from Rebecca Stott's love story, set in Paris in 1815 in the aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars.

Lucienne tells Daniel about her past in Paris' revolutionary underworld. Meanwhile, his career prospects brighten.

Abridged by Viv Beeby

Produced by Elizabeth Allard.


FRI 14:15 Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen's Men of Fashion (b00jcwg7)
Beau Brummell - The Dandy Style

Tastemaker to the Regency, Beau Brummell was British fashion's most influential man. The interior designer surveys his impact.


FRI 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b03kv6l3)
The Diary of Samuel Pepys

Episode 5

Elizabeth is furious with Sam over his affair with the maid and refuses to wash. She's still not sure what she saw but gets Debs to confess. Elizabeth wants Debs to be thrown out and a reluctant Sam agrees. 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 Miles Kington - How Shall I Tell the Dog? (b00yc4vx)
Episode 5

Test your own will to live, and how to write a funny book about cancer. Miles Kington's last letters. With Michael Palin.


FRI 15:00 Classic Serial (b01lh971)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b04kk1k8)
Chocolate, cartoons and moustaches

Mel Giedroyc discovers why a chocolate factory helped the soldiers of World War One and there's the final part of this week's award-winning story Rooftoppers, by Katherine Rundell.


FRI 17:00 King Street Junior Revisited (b00jv8vr)
Series 3

Ice

Winter is inevitable, a disappearing lollipop-lady is not. But the two in combination spark real problems for the staff at King Street.

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

Stars Carolyn Pickles as Mrs Devon, Marlene Sidaway as Miss Lewis, Michael Cochrane as Mr Maxwell, Paul Copley as Mr Long, Teresa Gallagher as Miss Featherstone, Jacqueline Beatty as Miss Reid, Janice Acquah as Mrs Khan, Rebecca McElroy as Luch, Jodie Devlin as Amanda and Katie Walker as Jacinda.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2004.


FRI 17:30 Do Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me (b0076hbd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 18:00 The 99p Challenge (b007jrl7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


FRI 18:30 Pioneers (b013xvbd)
Series 2

Michael Apted

Pioneer, Michael Apted tells Clare English about his 'Up' documentary series which proved to be the catalyst for reality television.

Involved in the popular strand since its conception in 1964, Michael has followed the lives of 14 children every seven years since.

Producer: Philip Sime

First broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland in 2011.


FRI 19:00 Jim the Great (b0116h49)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 The Men from the Ministry (b007jm1x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 DI Cromwell - Jagged Prayer (b00c3rlj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 A Letter for Daphne (b007lky9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Philip Pullman - Grimm Tales (b04kk06h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 21:10 Inheritance Tracks (b04kk06k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:10 today]


FRI 21:15 Chris Thompson - Skeggy (b007jtlr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


FRI 22:00 Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! (b00wsqvc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 BBC New Comedy Awards (b04kk21j)
2014

Heat five

Made for 4 Extra. Fifth heat of the 2014 BBC Radio New Comedy Award. Recorded in Manchester and hosted by Justin Moorhouse.


FRI 23:25 The Comedy Club Interviews (b04mpfs9)
For two hours, six nights a week, the Comedy Club offers the best comedy around. Arthur Smith chats to EastEnd Cabaret.


FRI 23:30 Children's Hour with Armstrong and Miller (b008yrwy)
Episode 1

Number One for young people - Martin Bain-Jones and Craig Children present their frightfully clever pop culture show.

Ben Miller and Alexander Armstrong write and star in their first full-length BBC radio comedy series.

With:

Charlie Condou
Melissa Lloyd

Producer: Jon Rolph

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 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 (b037v8vv)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 MON (b03kpnjv)

15 Minute Drama 00:30 TUE (b03kpnjv)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 TUE (b03kqf00)

15 Minute Drama 00:30 WED (b03kqf00)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 WED (b03ktz09)

15 Minute Drama 00:30 THU (b03ktz09)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 THU (b03kv1dv)

15 Minute Drama 00:30 FRI (b03kv1dv)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 FRI (b03kv6l3)

A Good Read 18:30 MON (b04kfylt)

A Good Read 01:30 TUE (b04kfylt)

A Letter for Daphne 06:30 FRI (b007lky9)

A Letter for Daphne 13:30 FRI (b007lky9)

A Letter for Daphne 20:30 FRI (b007lky9)

Absolute Power 07:00 WED (b0192y9d)

Absolute Power 17:30 WED (b0192y9d)

Absolute Power 05:30 THU (b0192y9d)

Afternoon Reading: The Time Being 04:00 SAT (b00pmcqg)

Anne Bronte - Agnes Grey 10:00 MON (b00cm5tg)

Anne Bronte - Agnes Grey 15:00 MON (b00cm5tg)

Anne Bronte - Agnes Grey 03:00 TUE (b00cm5tg)

Another Case of Milton Jones 09:30 MON (b00fgq3d)

Another Case of Milton Jones 22:30 MON (b00fgq3d)

Archive on 4 08:00 SAT (b01p2vtz)

Archive on 4 15:00 SAT (b01p2vtz)

Archive on 4 01:00 SUN (b01p2vtz)

BBC National Short Story Award 00:00 SAT (b04hywtg)

BBC New Comedy Awards 22:30 FRI (b04kk21j)

Ballylenon 17:00 THU (b00xw14x)

Ballylenon 05:00 FRI (b00xw14x)

Births, Deaths and Marriages 22:30 TUE (b01hxt9l)

Bleak Expectations 23:00 TUE (b00wdjvk)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 MON (b00pqfby)

Book at Bedtime 00:00 TUE (b00pqfby)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 TUE (b00pwn16)

Book at Bedtime 00:00 WED (b00pwn16)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 WED (b00pwmzj)

Book at Bedtime 00:00 THU (b00pwmzj)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 THU (b00pwmzl)

Book at Bedtime 00:00 FRI (b00pwmzl)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 FRI (b00pwmzn)

Buy Me Up TV 23:30 WED (b007l8q0)

Can't Tell Nathan Caton Nothing 07:30 THU (b04jm36p)

Can't Tell Nathan Caton Nothing 22:00 THU (b04jm36p)

Children's Hour with Armstrong and Miller 23:30 FRI (b008yrwy)

Chris Thompson - Skeggy 11:15 FRI (b007jtlr)

Chris Thompson - Skeggy 21:15 FRI (b007jtlr)

Christopher Bigsby - Arthur Miller 00:45 SAT (b01byckp)

Classic Serial 03:00 SAT (b00t384l)

Classic Serial 10:00 THU (b01l5qc7)

Classic Serial 15:00 THU (b01l5qc7)

Classic Serial 03:00 FRI (b01l5qc7)

Classic Serial 10:00 FRI (b01lh971)

Classic Serial 15:00 FRI (b01lh971)

Coming Alive 09:30 TUE (b00hxyxy)

Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! 17:30 SAT (b00wlf1c)

Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! 05:30 SUN (b00wlf1c)

Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! 07:30 FRI (b00wsqvc)

Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! 22:00 FRI (b00wsqvc)

DI Cromwell - Jagged Prayer 06:00 TUE (b00c36bm)

DI Cromwell - Jagged Prayer 13:00 TUE (b00c36bm)

DI Cromwell - Jagged Prayer 20:00 TUE (b00c36bm)

DI Cromwell - Jagged Prayer 02:00 WED (b00c36bm)

DI Cromwell - Jagged Prayer 06:00 WED (b00c3d42)

DI Cromwell - Jagged Prayer 13:00 WED (b00c3d42)

DI Cromwell - Jagged Prayer 20:00 WED (b00c3d42)

DI Cromwell - Jagged Prayer 02:00 THU (b00c3d42)

DI Cromwell - Jagged Prayer 06:00 THU (b00c3k9d)

DI Cromwell - Jagged Prayer 13:00 THU (b00c3k9d)

DI Cromwell - Jagged Prayer 20:00 THU (b00c3k9d)

DI Cromwell - Jagged Prayer 02:00 FRI (b00c3k9d)

DI Cromwell - Jagged Prayer 06:00 FRI (b00c3rlj)

DI Cromwell - Jagged Prayer 13:00 FRI (b00c3rlj)

DI Cromwell - Jagged Prayer 20:00 FRI (b00c3rlj)

Dancing Round the Mediterranean 06:30 THU (b008jhjr)

Dancing Round the Mediterranean 13:30 THU (b008jhjr)

Dancing Round the Mediterranean 20:30 THU (b008jhjr)

Dancing Round the Mediterranean 02:30 FRI (b008jhjr)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:00 SUN (b04k6vsz)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:00 SUN (b04k6vsz)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 01:00 MON (b04k6vsz)

Detective Sergeant Nick Mohammed 22:00 SAT (b018xtw1)

Dickens Confidential 13:15 SAT (b01msgzw)

Dickens Confidential 03:15 SUN (b01msgzw)

Do Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me 05:30 SAT (b0076h7l)

Do Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me 07:00 FRI (b0076hbd)

Do Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me 17:30 FRI (b0076hbd)

Doctor Who 18:00 SUN (b01pvbt2)

Doctor Who 00:00 MON (b01pvbt2)

Doctor in the House 14:30 SAT (b007m680)

Doctor in the House 08:30 TUE (b007mwkh)

Doctor in the House 12:30 TUE (b007mwkh)

Doctor in the House 19:30 TUE (b007mwkh)

Down the Line 22:30 WED (b0125dj2)

Drama 04:15 SAT (b0076x8q)

Drama 11:15 TUE (b0076ycl)

Drama 21:15 TUE (b0076ycl)

Drama 04:15 WED (b0076ycl)

ER Braithwaite - To Sir With Love 10:00 TUE (b00dyydd)

ER Braithwaite - To Sir With Love 15:00 TUE (b00dyydd)

ER Braithwaite - To Sir With Love 03:00 WED (b00dyydd)

ER Braithwaite - To Sir With Love 10:00 WED (b00dz530)

ER Braithwaite - To Sir With Love 15:00 WED (b00dz530)

ER Braithwaite - To Sir With Love 03:00 THU (b00dz530)

Elephants to Catch Eels 07:00 MON (b00v2pbf)

Elephants to Catch Eels 17:30 MON (b00v2pbf)

Elephants to Catch Eels 05:30 TUE (b00v2pbf)

Ellen Dryden - The Westward Journey 13:30 SUN (b007jzmq)

Ellen Dryden - The Westward Journey 03:30 MON (b007jzmq)

Floggit's 08:00 SUN (b007jxmk)

Floggit's 15:00 SUN (b007jxmk)

Floggit's 20:00 SUN (b007jxmk)

Floggit's 02:00 MON (b007jxmk)

For Better or for Worse 17:00 WED (b00gfsmm)

For Better or for Worse 05:00 THU (b00gfsmm)

Foul Play 09:00 THU (b00jz7jg)

Foul Play 18:00 THU (b00jz7jg)

Foul Play 01:00 FRI (b00jz7jg)

Franz Kafka - Metamorphosis 18:00 SAT (b007jwnt)

Franz Kafka - Metamorphosis 00:00 SUN (b007jwnt)

Franz Kafka - The Trial 06:00 SAT (b04k6p4c)

Franz Kafka - The Trial 16:00 SAT (b04k6p4c)

Franz Kafka - The Trial 04:00 SUN (b04k6p4c)

Garrison Keillor's Radio Show 11:00 SUN (b019cbck)

Garrison Keillor's Radio Show 19:00 SUN (b019cbck)

Great Lives 18:30 THU (b0076b4l)

Great Lives 01:30 FRI (b0076b4l)

HE Bates - Three Country Stories 10:45 SUN (b007jv2t)

HE Bates - Three Country Stories 21:45 SUN (b007jv2t)

HE Bates - Three Country Stories 01:45 MON (b007jv2t)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 14:00 SAT (b00qt2hk)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 08:30 WED (b00qyqd9)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 12:30 WED (b00qyqd9)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 19:30 WED (b00qyqd9)

Ida Barr: Artificial Hip Hop 23:30 SAT (b00v72r5)

Inheritance Tracks 07:55 SAT (b010gj9c)

Inheritance Tracks 11:10 MON (b04kfx27)

Inheritance Tracks 21:10 MON (b04kfx27)

Inheritance Tracks 04:10 TUE (b04kfx27)

Inheritance Tracks 11:10 TUE (b04khrzx)

Inheritance Tracks 21:10 TUE (b04khrzx)

Inheritance Tracks 04:10 WED (b04khrzx)

Inheritance Tracks 11:10 WED (b04kjhnw)

Inheritance Tracks 21:10 WED (b04kjhnw)

Inheritance Tracks 04:10 THU (b04kjhnw)

Inheritance Tracks 11:10 THU (b04kjqg3)

Inheritance Tracks 21:10 THU (b04kjqg3)

Inheritance Tracks 04:10 FRI (b04kjqg3)

Inheritance Tracks 11:10 FRI (b04kk06k)

Inheritance Tracks 21:10 FRI (b04kk06k)

J Kingston Platt 08:00 MON (b01s9hds)

J Kingston Platt 12:00 MON (b01s9hds)

J Kingston Platt 19:00 MON (b01s9hds)

Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation 07:30 WED (b04jlrxv)

Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation 22:00 WED (b04jlrxv)

Jim the Great 08:00 FRI (b0116h49)

Jim the Great 12:00 FRI (b0116h49)

Jim the Great 19:00 FRI (b0116h49)

Just a Minute 07:30 MON (b04jjz41)

Just a Minute 22:00 MON (b04jjz41)

King Street Junior Revisited 05:00 SAT (b00jnlsk)

King Street Junior Revisited 17:00 FRI (b00jv8vr)

Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen's Men of Fashion 14:15 MON (b00jcvz5)

Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen's Men of Fashion 00:15 TUE (b00jcvz5)

Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen's Men of Fashion 14:15 TUE (b00jcwg1)

Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen's Men of Fashion 00:15 WED (b00jcwg1)

Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen's Men of Fashion 14:15 WED (b00jcwg3)

Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen's Men of Fashion 00:15 THU (b00jcwg3)

Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen's Men of Fashion 14:15 THU (b00jcwg5)

Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen's Men of Fashion 00:15 FRI (b00jcwg5)

Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen's Men of Fashion 14:15 FRI (b00jcwg7)

Legal, Decent, Honest and Truthful 09:30 WED (b007jv6r)

Les Kelly's Britain 22:30 SAT (b017mws9)

Lewis Macleod Is Not Himself 07:30 TUE (b04jk3qr)

Lewis Macleod Is Not Himself 22:00 TUE (b04jk3qr)

Like They've Never Been Gone 17:00 MON (b00bfq16)

Like They've Never Been Gone 05:00 TUE (b00bfq16)

Loose Ends 11:15 MON (b04k402y)

Loose Ends 21:15 MON (b04k402y)

Loose Ends 04:15 TUE (b04k402y)

Masala FM 23:30 TUE (b007x0c9)

Mel's Mix: The Best of The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 SUN (b04k6vt3)

Miles Kington - How Shall I Tell the Dog? 14:45 MON (b00y9tqk)

Miles Kington - How Shall I Tell the Dog? 00:45 TUE (b00y9tqk)

Miles Kington - How Shall I Tell the Dog? 14:45 TUE (b00yb307)

Miles Kington - How Shall I Tell the Dog? 00:45 WED (b00yb307)

Miles Kington - How Shall I Tell the Dog? 14:45 WED (b00yb5vd)

Miles Kington - How Shall I Tell the Dog? 00:45 THU (b00yb5vd)

Miles Kington - How Shall I Tell the Dog? 14:45 THU (b00ybzdk)

Miles Kington - How Shall I Tell the Dog? 00:45 FRI (b00ybzdk)

Miles Kington - How Shall I Tell the Dog? 14:45 FRI (b00yc4vx)

Musical Legends 18:30 TUE (b01jrrlz)

Musical Legends 01:30 WED (b01jrrlz)

Newsjack 23:00 SUN (b04jv17l)

Newsjack 22:30 THU (b04kjtg8)

Nick Warburton - Interviews 11:15 THU (b00tb9nw)

Nick Warburton - Interviews 21:15 THU (b00tb9nw)

Nick Warburton - Interviews 04:15 FRI (b00tb9nw)

Off the Page 18:30 WED (b0076cwt)

Off the Page 01:30 THU (b0076cwt)

Parsley Sidings 08:00 THU (b007k1b0)

Parsley Sidings 12:00 THU (b007k1b0)

Parsley Sidings 19:00 THU (b007k1b0)

Peter Bradshaw - For One Horrible Moment 23:15 THU (b0089jzh)

Philip Pullman - Grimm Tales 11:00 MON (b04kfwv4)

Philip Pullman - Grimm Tales 21:00 MON (b04kfwv4)

Philip Pullman - Grimm Tales 04:00 TUE (b04kfwv4)

Philip Pullman - Grimm Tales 11:00 TUE (b04khrzv)

Philip Pullman - Grimm Tales 21:00 TUE (b04khrzv)

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