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SATURDAY 18 OCTOBER 2014

SAT 00:00 Book at Bedtime (b00pwv3g)
Rebecca Stott - The Coral Thief

Episode 10

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

Lucienne's audacious plan is carried out, and Paris' subterranean quarries provide the backdrop for a vanishing act.

Abridged by Viv Beeby

Produced by Elizabeth Allard.


SAT 00:15 Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen's Men of Fashion (b00jm2yn)
Sporting Gents - The Prince of Wales Plays Golf

The interior designer examines how sportswear has been men's fashion's single biggest influence since the French Revolution.


SAT 00:30 15 Minute Drama (b04cfvfs)
The Diary of Samuel Pepys

Episode 5

After Sam has explored the shipyards of Holland, he and Elizabeth travel to Paris where Elizabeth enjoys buying fashionable gloves and hats. The difficult past year is forgotten and they are happy in each other's company. They go to the Palais Royal to see a play but soon afterwards Elizabeth begins to feel unwell. They return home where her sickness gets worse. Doctor Hollier is called but no remedy seems to help. Sam remembers the promise he made her, and calls a Priest. The concluding episode of this long-running series, adapted from the diaries 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
Production Co-Ordinator: Willa King

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


SAT 00:45 Book of the Week (b007vglz)
Mark Edmundson - The Death of Sigmund Freud

Episode 5

Freud prepares for his final publishing success, and the return of a mortal foe - cancer. The great psychiatrist's last years, read by Anton Lesser.


SAT 01:00 Jest a Minute (b012h804)
Series 1

Episode 1

Justin Moorhouse, Jarred Christmas, Chris Corcoran and Jeremy Hardy star in Rhod Gilbert's comedy quiz. From August 2006.


SAT 01:30 Pioneers (b01466cy)
Series 2

Shannon Murray

Actress Shannon Murray speaks to Clare English about becoming the UK's first high street disabled model and how she physically and psychologically rebuilt her life after a diving accident.

She explains how she's challenged some of the prejudices and misconceptions surrounding disability.

Producer: Philip Sime

First broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland in 2011.


SAT 02:00 Johan Theorin - The Darkest Room (b01bl2mf)
Episode 5

As a harsh blizzard descends, Tilda must face a desperate gun battle.

Johan Theorin's supernatural thriller concluded by Nigel Cooke.

Winner of the Crime Writer's Association International Dagger 2010.

Producer: Clive Brill

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by Brill Productions and first broadcast in 2012.


SAT 02:30 Moving Pictures (b0076dfm)
Emrys Evans recalls the 1939 evacuation of the National Gallery's entire art collection. Faced with the threat of German bombs, the pictures were moved to Wales. From March 2003.


SAT 03:00 Classic Serial (b01m4c90)
Thomas Mann - Buddenbrooks

Episode 3

The final part of Thomas Mann's Nobel Prize winning story of a 19th Century merchant family struggling to keep pace with changing times. J Thomas and Gerda's son Hanno shows no aptitude for business, but may make a great musician.

Dramatised by Judith Adams with original music by Nico Muhly.

Technical presentation by David Fleming Williams

Produced and directed by Chris Wallis
An Autolycus Production for BBC Radio 4.


SAT 04:00 Lost in the Lanes (b01msd4j)
Absent Without Eve

A third series of short stories written by writers new to radio.

Each year we set them within the environs of Brighton - Pier Shorts, Pavilion Pieces and this year the infamous Lanes of Brighton. More often than not the various journeys lead them beyond the winding Lanes of centuries past and into the Lanes of today, where the antique shops stand beside the more modern examples of what they would once have been, from treasures to cupcakes, and on, across roads, into the place of markets stalls and cafes, buskers and the vibrant life that is the North Laines.

Our first story, Absent Without Eve, is written by Lizzie Enfield. Read by Jan Ravens.

When their children left home, Eve imagined she and her husband David would be free to spend Saturday mornings wandering the North Laines together, sipping leisurely cappuccinos and browsing second hand bookshops. But David has other plans for himself and his recently acquired motorbike - plans that don't seem to include Eve.

Producer: Celia de Wolff
A Pier Production for BBC Radio 4.


SAT 04:15 Nick Warburton - Every Book in the World (b00771l3)
The real-life Victorian bibliomaniac, Sir Thomas Philipps, aimed to own a copy of every book in the world. But his mania came at a price.

A Victorian road movie, Nick Warburton's play is a study in obsession.

Stars Benjamin Whitrow as Sir Thomas Philipps, Lia Williams as Elizabeth Philipps and Peter Gunn as Herbert.

Director: Mark Smalley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2006.


SAT 05:00 King Street Junior Revisited (b00jzy3h)
Series 3

Filling In

Supply teachers may come in all shapes and sizes, but, whichever, they’re invariably in short supply. But is King Street lucky to get Mrs Harper..?

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, Teresa Gallagher as Miss Featherstone, Jacqueline Beatty as Miss Reid, Janice Acquah as Mrs Khan, Jillie Meers as Mrs Harper and John McCrea as Daniel.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2004.


SAT 05:30 Do Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me (b0076hfh)
Series 1

Round Midnight

When an old musician friend turns up after 40 years abroad, Roy begins to smell a rat. Stars Ram Jam Holder. From October 2003.


SAT 06:00 Sherlock Holmes (b04lsjkv)
A Study in Scarlet

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Baker Street sleuth and Dr Watson meet for the first time.

When an American is found dead with no apparent injury inside an empty house, Inspector Gregson is puzzled. He consults a young gentleman with a brilliant mind - Mr Sherlock Holmes

Michael Hardwick's dramatisation of the detective mystery novel published in 1887.

Starring Robert Powell as Holmes and Dinsdale Landen as Watson. With John Hollis as Inspector Lestrade and Frederick Treves as Inspector Gregson. Produced by Robert Pine.

First heard on BBC Radio 4 in December 1974.


SAT 07:30 Yes Yes Yes (b007kvw5)
Series 2

Through Hell and High Water

John Rawling tells how 1976 Formula 1 champion Niki Lauda survived a bad crash to race against James Hunt in Japan six weeks later. From February 2001.


SAT 07:55 Inheritance Tracks (b010m3ql)
Jilly Cooper

The writer inherits Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony and passes on 'Something Good' from The Sound of Music.


SAT 08:00 Archive on 4 (b01s7v7b)
From Donald Winnicott to the Naughty Step

Seventy years ago the psychoanalyst and parenting expert Donald Winnicott first broadcast his idea of the 'good-enough mother'; the mother who wasn't perfect and was free, to some extent, to fail. From 1943-1962 he gave some 50 BBC broadcasts. Aimed directly at mothers, they had a profound impact on popular ideas about motherhood. Winnicott's pioneering talks came after the rigid, traumatising regime advocated by Frederick Truby-King - babies fed every four hours, left uncuddled in prams outdoors. Anne argues Truby-King is the spiritual father of the much discussed contemporary ideas of Gina Ford, of Supernanny and the naughty step.

By contrast, Winnicott believed that "It is when a mother trusts her judgement that she is at her best." In his work he took the radical step of talking to mothers directly through the radio.

Winnicott explained a baby's development in vivid, non-clinical language; he avoided exciting guilt or anxiety in 'the ordinary devoted mother' without access to help or therapy. He broadcast anonymously but received sacks of letters. When his talks were published, they sold over 50,000 copies, and influenced Dr Spock.

Winnicott invented a new language in which to talk about babies and with the help of the BBC he created a new way to talk to parents about parenting. His broadcasts touched on many subjects: stepparents, saying no, feeling guilty, the development of a child's sense of right and wrong, why babies cry, weaning, the baby as a person, and what we mean by a normal child.

His brilliance was to build up mothers by breaking down the idea of motherhood. By unburdening women of inherited notions of perfection he helped them to become better mothers. He argued that failing was in fact a necessary part of parenting, and through the failure of the parent the child realises the limits of its own power and the reality of an imperfect world. And he questioned the assumption that professionals always new better and broke taboos about parenting.

With a proliferation of parenting manuals and TV shows today, Winnicott's message seems to have been lost. Many parents and in particular mothers still feel guilty about not living up to an ideal for their children. Anne Karpf is argues that today mothers need Winnicott more than they ever did.


SAT 09:00 Peel Acres: John Peel Remembered (b04lstp5)
Jarvis Cocker remembers John Peel a decade after his death and talks to his wife Sheila Ravenscroft in their family home.

They look at his legacy in the form of the record collection which shaped the musical taste of the nation, now being put online.

Plus a visit to the John Peel Arts Centre in Stowmarket which, in the Peel tradition, is bringing fresh talent to the public.

Featuring:

* Desert Island Discs – John Peel:

Radio 1’s music guru John Peel looks back over his life and career sharing his castaway choices with Sue Lawley. From January 1990.

* Home Truths:

John Peel presents an edition of Radio 4’s series showcasing the extraordinary stories of ordinary people. From October 2004.

Broadcaster John Peel died on 25th October 2004 aged 65. He championed British music for nearly 40 years on his late-night Radio 1 show. His uncompromising encouragement of new talent transformed the face of music all the way from hippy to house. From 1998, he became the presenter of Radio 4's Home Truths until his death.

Producer: Harry Parker.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra in October 2014.


SAT 11:30 Yes Yes Yes (b007kvw5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SAT 11:55 Inheritance Tracks (b010m3ql)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:55 today]


SAT 12:00 The Book of Strange New Things (b04lstqy)
Episode 2

Joe Armstrong, Hayley Atwell and Dougray Scott star in Miranda Emmerson's adaptation of the astonishing new novel by Michel Faber (Under the Skin, Crimson Petal and the White).

Set in the near future, it tells the story of Peter, devoted husband and devoted man of faith, as he is called to the mission of a lifetime, one that takes him galaxies away from his wife, Beatrice.

Peter has travelled to a far distant planet, called Oasis, where an enigmatic corporation called USIC have a base. He has been employed as Christian missionary to the native inhabitants - a gentle, peaceable community, who have welcomed Peter to their settlement and are eager to hear the teachings of the Bible, a book they call 'The Book of Strange New Things'.

Adapted for radio by Miranda Emmerson

Directed by Emma Harding

CAST

Narrator.....Dougray Scott
Peter.....Joe Armstrong
Beatrice.....Hayley Atwell
Grainger.....Kelly Burke
Oasan/ Tuska.....Mark Edel-Hunt
Jesus Lover Number One/ Severin.....Michael Bertenshaw
Jesus Lover Number Five/ BG.....Damian Lynch
Jesus Lover Number Four.....David Acton
USIC Psychologist.....Jane Slavin
USIC Doctor.....Elaine Claxton

Other parts played by members of the company.


SAT 13:15 Dickens Confidential (b01mtn2h)
Series 2

The Deal

Money talks as Charles Dickens battles to prove a timid doctor is not guilty of murdering his wealthy lover. Stars Dan Stevens.


SAT 14:00 It Sticks Out Half A Mile (b007jpd9)
Pilot - Loyal Support

Originally un-broadcast pilot episode of the seaside saga of pier perpetuation, with Arthur Lowe's only appearance due to his subsequent death.

This sequel to 'Dad's Army' begins in 1948. Life post-Home Guard, sees Arthur Wilson now managing a bank and his former Captain and boss, George Mainwaring arrives in need of a loan...

Starring Arthur Lowe as Mainwaring and John Le Mesurier as Wilson.

Written by Harold Snoad and Michael Knowles, based on the characters originally created by Jimmy Perry and David Croft.

George Mainwaring ...... Arthur Lowe
Arthur Wilson ...... John Le Mesurier
Miss Baines ...... Josephine Tewson
Guthrie ...... Tmothy Alcock
Hunter ...... Anthony Sharpe
Rawlins ...... Dougie Brown
Man ...... Haydn Wood

To replace Arthur Lowe, the following full series was revamped to feature Dad's Army characters Hodges and Pike, played by Bill Pertwee and Ian Lavender, instead. The series was later adapted for ITV by Yorkshire TV.

Producer: Jonathan James-Moore.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in July 1981.


SAT 14:30 Marriage Lines (b04krq1d)
Series 1

The Threshold

Young, newlyweds Kate and George Starling find themselves locked out of their new flat.

Starring Richard Briers as George and Prunella Scales as Kate.

Richard Waring’s sitcom based on the mutual love and mistrust of two newlyweds. Originating on BBC TV, it ran between 1963-65 and was adapted in two series for BBC radio due to its popularity.

George ...... Richard Briers
Kate ...... Prunella Scales
Nora ...... Heather Chasen
Peter ...... Geoffrey Matthews

With John Baddeley, Norma Ronald and Philip Guard.

Producer: Charles Maxwell

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in May 1965.


SAT 15:00 Archive on 4 (b01s7v7b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SAT 16:00 Sherlock Holmes (b04lsjkv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! (b00wv6cd)
Series 6

Tour Guide

After meeting a Tour Operator in the street whilst doing his daily chores, Arthur joins a Tour Bus giving guided journeys around the city - and is, as only Arthur can be, hugely disappointed with his experience.

Misunderstandings and misinformation abound, and after a stop to buy some pies from the market Arthur heads to the Shoulder of Mutton to talk through his annoyance at the day-so-far with Jack.

He comes up with a plan to develop his very own and much improved tours of the city and, not having a bus at his disposal, decides to conduct walking tours.

Whilst starting this new venture in earnest, Arthur's best-laid plans, as usual, don't quite go as he'd hoped...

Cast:
Count Arthur Strong ..... Steve Delaney
Woman/Market Trader/
Shop Assistant/Old Woman ..... Melanie Giedroyc
Tour Operator/Official/
Jack/Old Man ..... Dave Mounfield
Announcer/Tour Guide/
Man/Aussie ...... Alastair Kerr

Producers: Richard Daws, Mark Radcliffe & John Leonard
A Komedia Entertainment & Smooth Operations production for BBC Radio 4.


SAT 18:00 Franz Kafka - Metamorphosis (b007k3xn)
Episode 3

Now a monstrous insect, Gregor strives to stay close to his family - but his father turns on him. Read by Benedict Cumberbatch.

PROMOTION NOTE

"When Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from troubled dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a monstrous insect."

This shocking opening introduces one of the twentieth century's most famous stories.

Gregor's family react with horror at his bizarre transformation but their horror slowly turns to revulsion and then monstrous indifference as he is left to quietly waste away in his bedroom.

Metamorphosis was first published in 1912.

Benedict Cumberbatch reads this surreal classic in four parts.

Stage and screen actor, Benedict Cumberbatch was Bafta nominated for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in the BBC TV drama, "Hawking". Most recently he appeared in the TV dramatisation of William Golding's seafaring trilogy, "To The Ends of The Earth". He also won critical acclaim playing Hedda's husband, George, in last year's West End production of "Hedda Gabler".

Franz Kafka (1883-1924) ranks among the twentieth-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."

Translated by Richard Stokes

(Abridged and produced by Gemma Jenkins).


SAT 18:30 William Golding - Lord of the Flies (b02x5lyj)
Fire On The Mountain

Ralph, Piggy, Jack and Simon are amongst a group of schoolboys who survive a plane crash and find themselves marooned on a deserted island.

With no means of contacting the world beyond, the boys come together in an attempt to initiate rescue and survive the surrounding perils. But as time passes, and memories of home grow faint, tensions mount and their unity and order is sorely tested.

First published in 1954, William Golding's classic fable of mankind's capacity for good and evil is one of the masterpieces of 20th Century literature, so much so that has it long ago reached the status of a cultural referent.

Judith Adams' four-part dramatisation captures the adventure, atmosphere and chilling undertones of Golding's tragic vision.

Ralph ...... Finn Bennett
Jack ...... Richard Linnell
Piggy Kaspe ...... Hilton Hille
Simon ...... Jack Kane
Maurice ...... Barney Herrin
Sam ...... Bradley Shedden
Eric ...... Tomi Fry
Roger ...... Edward Bracey
Bill, Henry ...... Gabriel Brody
Johnny, Littleun ...... Isaac Andrews
Woman ...... Stephanie Racine
Man ...... Ben Crowe
Voice ...... Ruth Wilson

Director: Sasha Yevtushenko

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2013.


SAT 19:00 Peel Acres: John Peel Remembered (b04lstp5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 21:30 Yes Yes Yes (b007kvw5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SAT 21:55 Inheritance Tracks (b010m3ql)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:55 today]


SAT 22:00 Ross Noble Goes Global (b01cjg35)
Series 2

Adelaide

Ross travels to Adelaide in Australia and finds out it is a city of weirdness, in which men dressed in leotards wander the streets, and the locals all seem to be hiding something sinister.

A series of travelogues from comedian Ross Noble.

Producer: Danny Wallace

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2003.


SAT 22:30 Lucy Montgomery's Variety Pack (b012wjd5)
Series 2

Episode 2

The human chameleon's host of comic characters with a nonagenarian musical.

Multi-paced, one woman Fast Show showcasing the exceptional talent of Lucy Montgomery.

With:

Philip Pope
Sally Grace
Waen Shepherd
Natalie Walter

Written by Lucy Montgomery with additional material by Steven Burge, Jon Hunter, Fay Rusling and Barunka O'Shaughnessy.

Script Editor: Dan Tetsell

Music by Philip Pope

Producer: Katie Tyrrell.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2011.


SAT 23:00 Tina C Goes Down Under: The Aborogynal Monologues (b00dzny2)
Canberra

Country singer and US presidential hopeful Tina C, the comic creation of Christopher Green, looks at the Australian obsession with country music.

Tina performs for the state opening of Parliament. However, problems arise when she finds out seconds before the gig that Waltzing Matilda is not the national anthem.


SAT 23:15 What to Do If You're Not Like Everybody Else (b014qnds)
Series 2

Home Making

Andrew Lawrence explores the perils and frustrations of decorating and furnishing our homes and then inviting people round.

More 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 Steven Appleby's Normal Life (b00slshn)
Series 2

Normal Reality

Cartoonist Steven Appleby is only mildly surprised to be identified as the Earth's supreme being by alien civilisations throughout the universe.

But where does reality end and fantasy begin?

Paul McCrink stars as Steven Appleby with what he laughably describes as "insights into normal, everyday life".

With:

Rosalind Paul
Ewan Bailey
Nigel Betts
Rachel Atkins

Written by Steven Appleby

Producer: Toby Swift

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2003


SAT 23:45 iGod (b00x9xb8)
Procrastination

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 a different parallel world is accidentally wiped out by an ordinary bloke called Ian (Simon Day). With a full-range of sound effects and wonderfully funny and surreal twists, iGOD will be a true aural extravaganza.

In this episode, a parallel Earth is obliterated when a lazy Ian decides to take the afternoon off.

iGOD is a highly original and funny late-night comedy series. 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).

Ian ...... Simon Day
The Narrator ...... David Soul

Also starring
Rosie Cavaliero
Alex MacQueen
Dan Tetsell

Written by Sean Gray.

Producer: Simon Nicholls.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2011.



SUNDAY 19 OCTOBER 2014

SUN 00:00 Franz Kafka - Metamorphosis (b007k3xn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 00:30 William Golding - Lord of the Flies (b02x5lyj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 Archive on 4 (b01s7v7b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:00 The Book of Strange New Things (b04lstqy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 on Saturday]


SUN 03:15 Dickens Confidential (b01mtn2h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:15 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 Sherlock Holmes (b04lsjkv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! (b00wv6cd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 The Diary of Samuel Pepys Omnibus (b04d0kl9)
1669

It is 1669, and Sam's affair with his maid has weakened his marriage. Can his wife Elizabeth ever trust him again? Stars Kris Marshall and Katherine Jakeways.


SUN 07:15 Student Bibles (b0075nvl)
A History of Architecture

Philippa Budgen examines the Banister-Fletcher textbook, used at some point by every architect to check facts or to prop up a drawing board.


SUN 07:30 Polyoaks (b0120785)
Series 1

Episode 4

Written By Phil Hammond and David Spicer.

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' and 'Three off the Tee'.) As responsibility for the Health Service is stripped from managers and handed to doctors, brothers-in-medicine Roy and 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.

This week, to Practice Manager Betty's horror, Hugh discovers an enormous fiscal hole in the Consortium budget. Polyoaks has no money, even though they're swamped with patients, most of whom are 'frequent flyers.' The worried well may well have not very much wrong with them, but they can prove very expensive to treat. The practice has to come up with a way of getting rid of them. Hugh is advocating swingeing cuts in the treatments on offer and Roy's beloved therapies are under threat. Could the brilliant bedside manner of the incompetent Dr Jeremy provide them with a surprising solution?

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 ..... Phil Cornwell

All Patients played by David Holt and Kate O'Sullivan

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


SUN 08:00 Floggit's (b007xrf9)
From 16/11/1956

Village shopkeepers Gert and Daisy take in a lost St Bernard dog, but it doesn't seem to understand English.

Starring Elsie and Doris Waters as Gert and Daisy.

With Joan Sims, Hugh Paddick, Ronnie Barker, Ron Moody, Iris Vandaleur and Peter Hawkins.

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: Bill Gates

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in November 1956.


SUN 08:30 Stop Messing About! (b00cb1nf)
Series 1

Episode 9

The Kenneth Williams Awards and some magical revelations from a couple of bona conjurers!

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

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

Written by Johnnie Mortimer, Brian Cooke and Myles Rudge

With the Max Harris Group.

Producer: John Simmonds

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in June 1969.


SUN 09:00 Pamela Brown - The Swish of the Curtain (b00r2l8w)
Episode 1

A group of children all share one dream, to set up their very own theatre company. Stars James Lance and Caroline Harker.


SUN 09:30 Rosemary Sutcliff - The Eagle of the Ninth (b00sh59l)
Episode 1

Can Marcus recover his father's reputation and the lost Eagle of his legion? Rosemary Sutcliff's adventure stars Tom Smith.


SUN 10:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b04lsyt8)
Nobel Prize Winners

Dr Max Perutz

4 Extra Debut. From Leonard Bernstein to Rossini, Nobel scientist Max Perutz shares his castaway choices with Sue Lawley. From June 2000.


SUN 10:45 HE Bates - Three Country Stories (b007jy4d)
Series 2

The Cowslip Field

The tale of a tender moment among the spring flowers for Pacey and her young charge. Read by David Neal.


SUN 11:00 Garrison Keillor's Radio Show (b01b1rvx)
Series 7

Episode 15

From Minnesota, the American funny man welcomes mandolinist and violinist Richard Kriehn, and singer Heather Masse. From 2011.


SUN 12:00 The Diary of Samuel Pepys Omnibus (b04d0kl9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SUN 13:15 Student Bibles (b0075nvl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today]


SUN 13:30 Enid Bagnold - The Chalk Garden (b04lt2dr)
Living in the past amid the fading glories of her Sussex garden, Mrs St. Maugham rules a household no less eccentric than herself.

The arrival of a new companion brings order and a degree of sanity to this gently ridiculous entourage, but what secret lurks behind the careful composure of the mysterious Miss Madrigal?

Comedy-drama starring Dame Edith Evans as Mrs St. Maugham. With Mary Morris, Cecil Parker and John Pullen.

Author and playwright Enid Bagnold also wrote National Velvet and The Amorous Ghost.

Dramatised by Margaret Etall. Produced by Archie Campbell.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1968.


SUN 15:00 Floggit's (b007xrf9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 15:30 Stop Messing About! (b00cb1nf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 16:00 Mel's Mix: The Best of The 4 O'Clock Show (b04lt2dt)
Steve Backshall, chanterelle mushrooms and war dogs

Mel Giedroyc picks the best of this week's shows including cooking mushrooms, Steve Backshall's favourite books for younger readers, and dogs on the front line during WW1.


SUN 17:00 Pamela Brown - The Swish of the Curtain (b00r2l8w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SUN 17:30 Rosemary Sutcliff - The Eagle of the Ninth (b00sh59l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


SUN 18:00 Doctor Who (b01qfqnf)
Prisoner of the Sun

The Time Lord is held against his will for several years, forced to help stop a dying sun from exploding. Eighth Doctor adventure stars Paul McGann and Sheridan Smith.


SUN 18:50 Doctor Who (b04mm12l)
The Making of Prisoner of the Sun

The cast and crew of Big Finish's Eighth Doctor dramas describe the making of the ten-part final adventure of Lucie Miller, the Time Lord's feistiest companion. With Sheridan Smith and Paul McGann.


SUN 19:00 Garrison Keillor's Radio Show (b01b1rvx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 20:00 Floggit's (b007xrf9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 20:30 Stop Messing About! (b00cb1nf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b04lsyt8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


SUN 21:45 HE Bates - Three Country Stories (b007jy4d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today]


SUN 22:00 Polyoaks (b0120785)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 22:30 Shedtown (b011vgbz)
Series 1

Night Screams

As the Shedists settle into life under asphalt there's a strange noise coming from William's shed. Wes holds a puppet show and all are invited.

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

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 (b04n951d)
From 10.00pm to midnight, seven days a week, the Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. Plus Arthur Smith chats again to Andrew Lawrence.


SUN 23:00 Newsjack (b04ks39y)
Series 11

Episode 4

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 (b00knt17)
When Love Comes to Town (And Then Leaves Again)

Cowboy philosopher Wilson Dixon talks about love and affairs of the heart.

Hard done by love, he talks about his ex-wife Maureen, who pulled at Wilson's heart like he pulls on his guitar strings. Hold onto your stetson and get ready for the rocky ride of romance.

Continuing his affectionate tribute to the philosophy of country music, Wilson shares more of his viewpoints through songs and anecdotes.

Introduced by Johnnie Walker.

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

Written and performed by Jesse Griffin.

Sidekick Snake Wizzelteats is performed by Jesse Budd.

Recorded with an audience at BBC Maida Vale, London.

Producer: Lianne Coop

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in May 2009.



MONDAY 20 OCTOBER 2014

MON 00:00 Doctor Who (b01qfqnf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 00:50 Doctor Who (b04mm12l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:50 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b04lsyt8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


MON 01:45 HE Bates - Three Country Stories (b007jy4d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]


MON 02:00 Floggit's (b007xrf9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:30 Stop Messing About! (b00cb1nf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 on Sunday]


MON 03:00 Polyoaks (b0120785)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Sunday]


MON 03:30 Enid Bagnold - The Chalk Garden (b04lt2dr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:30 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Pamela Brown - The Swish of the Curtain (b00r2l8w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 Rosemary Sutcliff - The Eagle of the Ninth (b00sh59l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 Cadfael (b007k23t)
Dead Man's Ransom

1. Hostage

As civil war takes its toll on Shrewsbury, the detective monk takes action.

Ellis Peters’ medieval thriller featuring Benedictine monk Brother Cadfael.

Dramatised in five-parts by Bert Coules.

It’s 1141. Beyond the walls of Shrewsbury’s Abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, civil war rages. The Deputy Sheriff of Shropshire returns from the Battle of Lincoln with disastrous news that King Stephen has been captured. The Sheriff himself has been kidnapped by the Welsh, and England’s very future is uncertain.

Cadfael …. Philip Madoc
Sister Magdalen …. Susannah York
Hugh Beringar …. Jonathan Tafler
Elis …. Jason Hughes
Radulfus …. Trevor Peacock
Herbard …. Shaun Prendergast
Aline …. Lorien Haynes
Lad …. David Holt
Narrator …. Michael Kitchen

Music by Peter Salem.

Producer: Neil Cargill.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1995.


MON 06:30 Kington's Anatomy of Comedy (b0076qsm)
The Mechanics of Mirth

Journalist and humourist Miles Kington explores the skill of creating comedy, kicking off with a look at the machine code. From March 2005.


MON 07:00 Elephants to Catch Eels (b00vcx38)
Series 2

France

Captured by French revolutionaries, Tamsyn faces an excruciating torture involving a shuttlecock, some badminton rackets and two fat naked Germans.

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 and Mark Perry as Hobbs.

Producer: Jan Ravens.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2004.


MON 07:30 The Museum of Curiosity (b04l0gdv)
Series 7

Episode 2

The Professor of Ignorance John Lloyd welcomes his latest curator Phill Jupitus.

With the hugely knowledgeable co-star of Pointless and author Richard Osman; author and professor Kevin Dutton; and the Natural History Museum's curator of Solanaceae (the order of plants that includes potatoes, tomatoes and deadly nightshade) Dr Sandra Knapp.

The Museum's Steering Committee discusses:

* Why psychopaths don't seem to blink
* Why cushions on beds are the most pointless things in existence
* How an 18th century Swedish botanist knew everything
* The evolutionary advantages of smiling
* The confectionary milestone that was Cadbury's Dairy Milk
* the culinary revolution of freeze-dried potatoes that taste of Styrofoam.

Researchers: James Harkin and Stevyn Colgan of QI.

Producers: Richard Turner and Dan Schreiber

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2014.


MON 08:00 Marriage Lines (b04ltgdg)
Series 1

Trial Separation

Will a night out with old friends get George in hot water with Kate?

Starring Richard Briers as George and Prunella Scales as Kate.

Richard Waring’s sitcom based on the mutual love and mistrust of two newlyweds. Originating on BBC TV, it ran between 1963-65 and was adapted in two series for BBC radio due to its popularity.

George ...... Richard Briers
Kate ...... Prunella Scales
John ...... David Morton
Miles ...... Rodney Diak
Ossie ...... David Graham

Producer: Charles Maxwell

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in May 1965.


MON 08:30 The Navy Lark (b00vtwxw)
Series 1

The Gun Mechanism Test

Commander Povey decides the island is an ideal spot to try a prototype - on Pertwee's birthday.

Starring Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Dennis Price as Number One, Richard Caldicot as Commander Povey, Heather Chasen as Heather, Ronnie Barker as AS Johnson, Michael Bates as the Professor and Tenniel Evans as Taffy.

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 (b007k3br)
Series 1

Episode 5

The ins and outs of the abdication crisis in the quiz show that loves scandals.

Hosted by the least discreet man in Britain, Gyles Brandreth.

Biographer Anthony Holden and actress Stella Duffy are joined by writer Lynne Truss and journalist Rowan Pelling.

Producer: Elizabeth Freestone

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2003.


MON 09:30 Another Case of Milton Jones (b00fpx7x)
Series 3

Magician

Milton Jones bestrides the globe as an expert in his field, with no ability whatsoever.

Milton is a famous magician and illusionist who gets tangled up in a devilish plot to make the Bank of England disappear.

With Tom Goodman-Hill, Ingrid Oliver, Dan Tetsell.


MON 10:00 John Bunyan - The Pilgrim's Progress (b00fcd6c)
Episode 1

John Bunyan's enduring 17th century classic about the adventures of Christian, a pilgrim who embarks on a perilous journey to the Celestial City.

Dramatised in three parts by Brian Sibley.

Anton Rodgers … Bunyan
Neil Dudgeon … Christian
Alec McCowen … Evangelist
Don Warrington … Beelzebub
Anna Massey … Interpreter
Peter Bowles … Caged Man
Caroline Lee Johnson … Elizabeth
Ioan Meredith … The Jailer
Derek Waring … The Judge
Philip Fox … Pliable
Chris Moran … Obstinate
Ms Jaimi Barbakoff … Help
Lydia Leonard … Goodwill
Cherie Taylor-Battiste … The Angel
Sophie Levy … Child
Nyla Levy … Child

Director: Pam Fraser Solomon

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2004.


MON 11:00 Lost in the Lanes (b01mtsh6)
Calling

A series of three stories written by new writers to radio. The stories in this series are all set in and around the famous Lanes of Brighton.

More often than not the various journeys lead them beyond the winding Lanes of centuries past and into the Lanes of today, where the antique shops stand beside the more modern examples, from treasures to cupcakes, and on across roads, into the place of markets stalls and cafes, buskers and the vibrant life - the North Laines.

Episode 2: Calling
By Emma Darwin.

Twelve-year-old Tom and his sister first came to Brighton after they lost their father in the great storm of 1883. They left their mother at her new job in the big house and walked to their lodgings in the Lanes. But in the middle of the night Tom hears their mother calling for them. And in trying to find her, he finds his own future.

Read by Philip Voss

Produced by Celia de Wolff
A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.


MON 11:15 Loose Ends (b04lp3xf)
Graham Norton, Jamie Cullum, Mira Sorvino, Angela Barnes, Scottee, Eliza Shaddad

A decade after his first autobiography, 'So Me', comic and presenter Graham Norton's new memoir is a work on the theme of love. Graham and Clive discuss 'The Life and Loves of a He Devil' - the story of Graham's loves and obsessions from childhood to present day.

Clive talks to Academy Award and Golden Globe winning actress Mira Sorvino (Mighty Aphrodite) about starring in contemporary supernatural drama series 'Intruders', set in the moody Pacific Northwest.

Clive's co-host Scottee chats with award winning broadcaster, song-writer and musician Jamie Cullum, whose seventh album 'Interlude' has enabled Jamie to pursue another passion; photography: Jamie's been developing his skills behind the lens, taking shots of the people and places he encountered on his recent US tour. He performs 'Make Someone Happy' from 'Interlude'.

Clive's funny bone is tickled by comedian Angela Barnes, whose debut solo show, 'You Can't Take It With You' took the Edinburgh Fringe by storm this summer. After a career in health and social care, Angela decided to realise a long held ambition and give comedy a go and within a year she had won the 2011 BBC New Comedy Award.

With more music from Eliza Shaddad who performs 'Waters' from her EP of the same name.

Producer: Sukey Firth.


MON 12:00 Marriage Lines (b04ltgdg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 The Navy Lark (b00vtwxw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 Cadfael (b007k23t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 Kington's Anatomy of Comedy (b0076qsm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b00rwwsd)
Naomi Alderman - The Lessons

Going Up

Rory Kinnear begins reading the Orange New Writer's Award Winner, Naomi Alderman's, second novel, 'The Lessons', a story of ambition, friendship, betrayal and desire. Today: James goes up to Oxford but finds her beauty only skin-deep.

Reader Rory Kinnear
Abridger Sally Marmion
Producer Di Speirs

The Lessons is the second novel from Naomi Alderman, winner of the Orange New Writer's Award and Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year. Set among the dreaming spires of Oxford, it follows the progress of a gilded group of under-graduates drawn together by their dazzling and mercurial fellow student Mark Winters. Fuelled by his trust-fund they live a charmed life of learning and parties and love-affairs. But university is no grounding for real life and none of the friends will be prepared, some years later, when tragedy strikes.

The Lessons is a novel about friendship, ambition, betrayal and desire, and the fact that only life can teach the lessons you really need to learn.

Naomi Alderman won the Orange New Writers Award for her first novel Disobedience and has subsequently been named as the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year. She is a graduate of Lincoln College, Oxford.

Rory Kinnear, fresh from playing Angelo at the Almeida and about to play Hamlet at the National Theatre studied at Balliol College, Oxford and reads his first Book at Bedtime.

ProducerDi Speirs.


MON 14:15 Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen's Men of Fashion (b00jrnw8)
Cary Grant - The Influence of Hollywood

The interior designer examines the impact of the silver screen on men's fashion, celebrating the stars that have redefined it.


MON 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b00p86by)
Mike Walker - Scumdog Millionaires

Episode 1

Financial thriller by Mike Walker.

When disgraced City trader Tim Ng is offered immunity from prosecution by the FSA, he is alarmed to discover what it is they want in return.

Tim Ng ...... David Tse Ka-Shing
Angela Chapman ...... Lizzie McInnerny
Kathy ...... Michelle Tate
Mother ...... Pik-sen Lim

Directed by Eoin O'Callaghan.


MON 14:45 Book of the Week (b00mffrv)
William Golding - The Man Who Wrote Lord of the Flies

Episode 1

The first biography of the publicity-shy author William Golding, whose debut novel was rejected by many publishers before going on to sell over 20 million copies in the UK alone.

Drawing on a vast wealth of previously-unpublished material in the Golding family archive, John Carey explores the life and career of an often violently self-critical novelist who won the nobel prize for literature.

Abridged by John Carey. Read by Christian Rodska. Producer: Bruce Young.


MON 15:00 John Bunyan - The Pilgrim's Progress (b00fcd6c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b04lwpqw)
Swallows and Amazons, snorkeling and the language of the sea

Mel Giedroyc gets her snorkel mask on to search the British coastline for coral in nature series A Life With.... Plus the first part of the classic tale Swallows and Amazons.


MON 17:00 Second Thoughts (b00k2fl1)
Series 3

Room With a Queue

Hannah is off to university, so Bill and Faith bicker over who gets her vacated bedroom.

Sitcom about the battles of divorcees Bill and Faith beginning married life, whilst balancing the demands of his ex-wife, Liza and her teenage children, Hannah and Joe.

Stars Lynda Bellingham as Faith, James Bolam as Bill, Celia Imrie as Hilary, Belinda Lang as Liza, Emma Gregory as Hannah and Mark Denham as Joe.

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

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

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1991.


MON 17:30 Elephants to Catch Eels (b00vcx38)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 18:00 Whispers (b007k3br)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 18:30 A Good Read (b04lwq4m)
Deborah Moggach and Trevor Phillips

4 Extra Debut. Tom Sutcliffe, Deborah Moggach and Trevor Phillips discuss works by Charles Dickens, Andrew Miller and Lucy Ellman. From August 1998.

Ingenious Pain - Andrew Miller
Publisher : Sceptre

Bleak House - Charles Dickens
Publisher : Oxford World Classics

Sweet Desserts - Lucy Ellman
Publisher : Virago.


MON 19:00 Marriage Lines (b04ltgdg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 The Navy Lark (b00vtwxw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 Cadfael (b007k23t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 Kington's Anatomy of Comedy (b0076qsm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 Lost in the Lanes (b01mtsh6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:15 Loose Ends (b04lp3xf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


MON 22:00 The Museum of Curiosity (b04l0gdv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 Another Case of Milton Jones (b00fpx7x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


MON 23:00 The Now Show (b04l3lxy)
Series 44

Episode 6

Steve Punt and Jon Culshaw are joined by special guest Nish Kumar for a comic romp through the week's news. With Laura Shavin, Mitch Benn and Jon Holmes.

Written by the cast, with additional material from Gareth Gwynn, Carrie Quinlan and Chris Coltrane. Produced by Alexandra Smith.


MON 23:30 Jason Cook's Happiness HQ (b0112ydx)
The comedian Jason Cook is joined by Chris Ramsey, psychiatrist Dr Sandra Scott and his own mum, Pat, as they take a vivacious look at happiness in the workplace. In this pilot episode of the comedy, the team discuss what is Britain's happiest job and what we can do to make our professional lives more cheerful.



TUESDAY 21 OCTOBER 2014

TUE 00:00 Book at Bedtime (b00rwwsd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:15 Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen's Men of Fashion (b00jrnw8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 15 Minute Drama (b00p86by)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Monday]


TUE 00:45 Book of the Week (b00mffrv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 Whispers (b007k3br)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 A Good Read (b04lwq4m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 Cadfael (b007k23t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 Kington's Anatomy of Comedy (b0076qsm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 John Bunyan - The Pilgrim's Progress (b00fcd6c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 Lost in the Lanes (b01mtsh6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:15 Loose Ends (b04lp3xf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 Second Thoughts (b00k2fl1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 Elephants to Catch Eels (b00vcx38)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 Cadfael (b007k254)
Dead Man's Ransom

2. Ambassador

The detective monk's plan for a hostage exchange falters when love raises its head.

Ellis Peters’ medieval thriller featuring Benedictine monk Brother Cadfael.

Dramatised by Bert Coules.

It’s 1141. Beyond the walls of Shrewsbury’s Abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, civil war rages. The Deputy Sheriff of Shropshire returns from the Battle of Lincoln with disastrous news that King Stephen has been captured. The Sheriff himself has been kidnapped by the Welsh, and England’s very future is uncertain.

Cadfael …. Philip Madoc
Hugh Beringar …. Jonathan Tafler
Elis …. Jason Hughes
Melicent …. Kate Odey
Prince Owain …. Sion Probert
Radulfus …. Trevor Peacock
Cristina …. Siobahn Flynn
Eliud …. Mark Lewis Jones
Edmund/Ithel …. Shaun Prendergast
Maurice …. Douglas Blackwell
Narrator …. Michael Kitchen

Music by Peter Salem.

Producer: Neil Cargill.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1995.


TUE 06:30 Kington's Anatomy of Comedy (b0076qww)
The Comedy of Characters

The Comedy of Characters

Journalist and humourist Miles Kington explores the skill of creating comedy.

Across this three part series he hears comedy wisdom from Monty Python's Terry Jones, Barry Humphries, Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais, David Quantick, Mark Lamarr and Ricky Gervais.

Miles Kington died in 2008.

First heard on Radio 4 in 2005.


TUE 07:00 Two Doors Down (b0089m6j)
Series 1

The Height of the Iguana

Horrified residents of Marlborough Road discover Sally might be leaving them. They could never survive their own chaos without her.

Meanwhile, the free range children plan revenge on Victor...

Conclusion of series one of Annie McCartney's sitcom.

Starring Frances Tomelty as Sally, Ali White as Saffron, Marcella Riordan as Clare, Robert Patterson as Tony, Roma Tomelty as Miss Black, Katy Gleadhill as Evie, Gerard Murphy as Fintan, Alan Mckee as Victor, Bethan Lloyd as Anna, Patrick Gleadhill as Simon, Emily Walmsley as Layla, Joel McElnay as Ben, Alfie Lloyd as Sam and Gerard McSorley as Trevor.

Director: Tanya Nash

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2001.


TUE 07:30 Mark Watson Talks a Bit About Life (b04l0x01)
Series 1

Success

Multi-award winning comic Mark Watson attempts to answer the big questions and make sense of life, nimbly assisted by Tim Key and Tom Basden.

Written and performed by Mark Watson, Tim Key and Tom Basden as they tackle academic and abstract topics.

In this episode, Mark looks at "Success". Everyone wants to be successful, just as everyone wants to be loved, or have a big flashy car. But how do we actually measure success? Is it measured by how many things we have, how many swimming certificates are on our walls, whether or not we are Lionel Richie? Some people appear to be doing well in the world but are miserable. Other people don't have money, a good job or anything - but are happy.

Is that, in fact, the true definition of success - to find contentment with whatever life brings you?

Mark, Tim and Tom draw on modern definitions of success, and decide which ones are worthwhile. They look at successful people and those who have made a dog's dinner of life, to draw what conclusions they can.

Mark Watson is a multi-award winning comedian - his awards include the inaugural if.comeddies Panel Prize 2006. He is assisted by Tim Key, winner of an Edinburgh Comedy Award in 2009, and Tom Basden who won the the if.comedy award for Best Newcomer in 2007.

Producer: Lianne Coop

An Impatient production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in October 2014.


TUE 08:00 The Goon Show (b00dp3qn)
The Curse of Frankenstein

The million-pound race is on to be the first to play the bagpipes at the South Pole.

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 at Large (b00939rq)
The Deep End

The medical mishaps of freshly qualified doctors Simon Sparrow, Taffy Evans and Tony Benskin go on and on...

The misadventures of newly qualified doctor, Simon Sparrow - adapted for radio by Ray Cooney from Richard Gordon's 'Doctor at Large' published in 1955.

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

Special guest stars: Dandy Nichols as the Old Lady and Bill Fraser as Mr Smith.

Producer: David Hatch

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1969.


TUE 09:00 The Now Show (b04l3lxy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:30 Coming Alive (b00j62ln)
Series 3

Endings and Beginnings

As Terry comes to the end of his sentence, will he and Sandra finally get together? Stars Karl Howman and Phyllis Logan.


TUE 10:00 John Bunyan - The Pilgrim's Progress (b00fd2td)
Episode 2

Christian is determined to reach the Celestial City even though it means passing through the Valley of The Shadow of Death.

John Bunyan's enduring 17th century classic about the adventures of Christian, a pilgrim on a perilous journey to the Celestial City.

Anton Rodgers … Bunyan
Neil Dudgeon … Christian
Alec McCowen … Evangelist
Don Warrington … Beelzebub
Caroline Lee Johnson … Elizabeth
Ioan Meredith … The Jailer
Derek Waring … The Judge
Philip Fox … Watchful
Chris Moran … Clerk
Jaimi Barbakoff … Prudence
Lydia Leonard … Charity
Cherie Taylor-Battiste … Piety
Graham Crowden … Faithful
Stephen Thorne … Cobb
Eve Karpf … Discretion
Rachel Atkins … Talkative
Damian Lynch … Timorous

Dramatised by Brian Sibley.

Director: Pam Fraser Solomon

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2004.


TUE 11:00 Lost in the Lanes (b01n0t52)
Lost and Found

A series of three stories written by new writers to radio. The stories in this series are all set in and around the famous Lanes of Brighton.

More often than not the various journeys lead them beyond the winding Lanes of centuries past and into the Lanes of today, where the antique shops stand beside the more modern examples, from treasures to cupcakes, and on across roads, into the place of markets stalls and cafes, buskers and the vibrant life - the North Laines.

Episode 3: Lost and Found
By Graham Jameson

It's a bad day for the head teacher when a school trip to the seaside goes badly wrong and Joseph is lost. Joseph, on the other hand, has a much better day than he'd anticipated. He finds himself in a fascinating hidden world, makes an exciting discovery and meets a glamorous look-a-like.

Read by Sam Dale

Produced by Celia de Wolff
A Pier Production for BBC Radio 4.


TUE 11:15 Heinrich Boll - Murke's Collected Silences (b0075xqh)
Murke is a radio producer obsessed with silences who constantly seeks the spiritual even in the clanking of the paternoster lift. One day he is asked to edit out the use of the word 'God' in a radio documentary.

Heinrich Boll won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1972. He was born in 1917 and he published continuously from 1949 and his last work was published posthumously in 1985. In 1967 he won the Büchner Prize - Germany's highest literary honour. He was revered as an author and social commentator. In the early 1970s he was president of the International P.E.N. organization. Before his death in 1985, Boll's work had been translated already into more than 30 languages. He remains one of Germany's most widely known authors.

He fought as a private in the Second World War and much of his early work was about war and how people coped in its aftermath.

Dominic Letts stars as Murke. Dramatised by Jonathan Holloway. Directed by David Hunter.


TUE 12:00 The Goon Show (b00dp3qn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 Doctor at Large (b00939rq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 Cadfael (b007k254)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 Kington's Anatomy of Comedy (b0076qww)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b00rwx27)
Naomi Alderman - The Lessons

An Invitation

Rory Kinnear reads the Orange New Writer's Award Winner, Naomi Alderman's, second novel, 'The Lessons', a story of ambition, friendship, betrayal and desire. Today: Second Term: Struggling with loneliness and injury James is befriended first by Jess, then Mark - who issues an invitation too extraordinary to refuse.

Reader Rory Kinnear
Abridger Sally Marmion
Producer Di Speirs

The Lessons is the second novel from Naomi Alderman, winner of the Orange New Writer's Award and Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year. Set among the dreaming spires of Oxford, it follows the progress of a gilded group of under-graduates drawn together by their dazzling and mercurial fellow student Mark Winters. Fuelled by his trust-fund and resident in his Georgian mansion, they live a charmed life of learning and parties and love-affairs. But university is no grounding for real life and none of the friends will be prepared, some years later, when tragedy strikes.

The Lessons is a novel about friendship, ambition, betrayal and desire, and the fact that only life can teach the lessons you really need to learn.

Naomi Alderman won the Orange New Writers Award for her first novel Disobedience and has subsequently been named as the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year. She is a graduate of Lincoln College, Oxford.

Rory Kinnear, fresh from playing Angelo at the Almeida and about to play Hamlet at the National Theatre studied at Balliol College, Oxford and reads his first Book at Bedtime.


TUE 14:15 Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen's Men of Fashion (b00jrnxc)
Teddy Boys - Fashion for the Youthquake

The interior designer rock 'n' rolls back to the 1950s, when Teddy Boys aped and subverted the styles of their social superiors.


TUE 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b00pbqv9)
Mike Walker - Scumdog Millionaires

Episode 2

Financial thriller by Mike Walker.

Though disgraced City trader Tim Ng has been offered immunity from prosecution, his ransacked apartment suggests he is not quite out of the woods.

Tim Ng ...... David Tse Ka-Shing
Kathy ...... Michelle Tate
Grant Brunner ...... Nigel Hastings

Directed by Eoin O'Callaghan.


TUE 14:45 Book of the Week (b00mffrx)
William Golding - The Man Who Wrote Lord of the Flies

Episode 2

Christian Rodska reads from John Carey's biography of the Nobel Prize-winning author.

After being demobbed in 1945, Golding returns to life as a provincial schoolteacher and begins writing in his lunch hour.


TUE 15:00 John Bunyan - The Pilgrim's Progress (b00fd2td)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b04lwyxf)
Janet Ahlberg, camping food and archery

Mel Giedroyc celebrates the birthday of The Jolly Postman illustrator Janet Ahlberg and introduces the second part of this week's story Swallows and Amazons, by Arthur Ransome.


TUE 17:00 The Enchanting World of Hinge and Bracket (b04lwyxh)
Series 1

Winter's Backlog of Work

Things are running away with the dear ladies - like the lawnmower.

Starring Dame Hilda Bracket and her lifelong companion Dr Evadne Hinge.

The dear ladies reside in the Suffolk village of Stackton Tressel. This 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.

Dame Hilda Bracket ...... George Logan
Dr Evadne Hinge ...... Patrick Fyffe
Mr Greenaway ...... Duggie Brown
Walter ...... Joe Gladwin

Scripted by Mike Craig, Lawrie Kinsley and Ron McDonnell.

Producer: James Casey

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1977.


TUE 17:30 Two Doors Down (b0089m6j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 18:00 Act Your Age (b00zsjz7)
Series 3

Episode 2

Simon Mayo hosts the three-way battle between the comedy generations to find out which is the funniest.

Will it be the Up-and-Comers, the Current Crop or the Old Guard who will be crowned, for one week at least, as the Golden Age of Comedy?

Jon Richardson is joined by Andi Osho, Rufus Hound teams up with Andrew Maxwell and Ted Robbins is paired with both Roger De Courcey and Nookie Bear.

Devised and produced by Ashley Blaker and Bill Matthews.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2011.


TUE 18:30 The Tingle Factor (b04lwyxk)
Bernard Levin

Bernard Levin tells Robin Ray why certain musical moments and words send a shiver down his spine.

From Wagner to Winston Churchill, the journalist and broadcaster also shares memories of his life and career.

Producer: Andrew Mussett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1989.


TUE 19:00 The Goon Show (b00dp3qn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 Doctor at Large (b00939rq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 Cadfael (b007k254)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 Kington's Anatomy of Comedy (b0076qww)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 Lost in the Lanes (b01n0t52)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 21:15 Heinrich Boll - Murke's Collected Silences (b0075xqh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


TUE 22:00 Mark Watson Talks a Bit About Life (b04l0x01)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 Births, Deaths and Marriages (b01jhnyh)
Series 1

Episode 3

A new sitcom set in a Local Authority Register Office where staff deal with the three greatest events in anybody's life.

Written by David Schneider (The Day Today, I'm Alan Partridge), he also stars as chief registrar Malcolm Fox who is a stickler for rules and would be willing to interrupt any wedding service if the width of the bride infringes health and safety. He's not married - but why does he need to be? He's married thousands of women.

Alongside him are rival and divorcee Lorna who has been parachuted in from Car Parks to drag the office (and Malcolm) into the 21st century. To her, marriage isn't just about love and romance, it's got to be about making a profit in our new age of austerity.

There's also the ever spiky Mary, geeky Luke who's worried he'll end up like Malcolm one day, while ditzy Anita may get her words and names mixed up occasionally but as the only parent in the office, she's a mother to them all.

In this episode, Malcolm is distracted by a breast feeding mother during a birth registration, causing Lorna to suspect he might have made his first ever mistake.

Cast:
Malcolm........................................David Schneider
Lorna............................................Sarah Hadland
Anita.............................................Sandy McDade
Luke..............................................Russell Tovey
Mary..............................................Sally Bretton
Mr Carrick......................................Andrew Brooke
Mrs Carrick.....................................Kerry Godliman
Mrs Ferguson/
Mrs Goldring/ Mrs Smith..................Jane Whittenshaw

Producer: Simon Jacobs
A Unique production for BBC Radio 4.


TUE 23:00 The Mel and Sue Thing (b00769ql)
Episode 1

Weird characters and surreal chat from Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins.

Featuring Jane Austen's Last Novella and a duet sung by Cliff Richard and Delia Smith.

Mel and Sue are best known as the scrumptious cake-filling on the BBC's The Great British Bake Off.

With Paul Chahidi

Producer: Elizabeth Freestone.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2002.


TUE 23:30 Masala FM (b007jypp)
Episode 3

When one of Auntieji's disgruntled listeners decides to take matters in to his own hands, Khalid may be the only one who can save the station.

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 22 OCTOBER 2014

WED 00:00 Book at Bedtime (b00rwx27)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:15 Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen's Men of Fashion (b00jrnxc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 15 Minute Drama (b00pbqv9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Tuesday]


WED 00:45 Book of the Week (b00mffrx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 Act Your Age (b00zsjz7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 The Tingle Factor (b04lwyxk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 Cadfael (b007k254)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 02:30 Kington's Anatomy of Comedy (b0076qww)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 John Bunyan - The Pilgrim's Progress (b00fd2td)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 Lost in the Lanes (b01n0t52)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:15 Heinrich Boll - Murke's Collected Silences (b0075xqh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 The Enchanting World of Hinge and Bracket (b04lwyxh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 Two Doors Down (b0089m6j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 Cadfael (b007k26f)
Dead Man's Ransom

3. A Princely Death

Ellis goes from being a hostage to a murder suspect. Detective monk Brother Cadfael investigates.

Ellis Peters’ medieval thriller featuring Benedictine monk Brother Cadfael.

Dramatised by Bert Coules.

Cadfael …. Philip Madoc
Hugh Beringar …. Jonathan Tafler
Sister Magdalen …. Susannah York
Elis …. Jason Hughes
Melicent …. Kate Odey
Eliud …. Mark Lewis Jones
Radulfus …. Trevor Peacock
Herbard/Ithel …. Shaun Prendergast
Maurice/Rhys …. Douglas Blackwell
Anion …. Matthew Morgan
Narrator …. Michael Kitchen

Music by Peter Salem.

Producer: Neil Cargill.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1995.


WED 06:30 Kington's Anatomy of Comedy (b0076r07)
The Geopolitics of Jest

Writer and humorist Miles Kington examines the international dimensions of comedy - its origins, indigenous variations and universalities.


WED 07:00 Change at Oglethorpe (b00mvs9q)
Off the Rails

Ticket sales at Oglethorpe railway station are at an all-time low.

Could passengers be put off by Points's Platform 1 FM Punk Rock Show? Or is it down to June's seances in the cafe? - or perhaps because Rocket refuses to sell anyone a ticket to Barnsley?

New station manager, David Clare has a challenge on his hands!

Peter Morfoot's railway sitcom stars Michael Williams and Peter Davison.

Rocket ...... Michael Williams
David ...... Peter Davison
June ...... Rosemary Martin
Points ...... Phillippa Wilson
Hattie ...... Madge Hindle
Sodd ...... Chris Emmett

Other parts played by Caroline Strong and David Timson.

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in December 1995.


WED 07:30 In and Out of the Kitchen (b01pz9xz)
Series 2

The Review

Cookery writer Damien Trench once again opens his life up to the public as we follow him through another few days in his life.

It's a new year and Damien and Anthony are undergoing fresh works on their house. They are "going upstairs" (having a loft conversion) and so Mr Mullaney, their builder, is once again installed to look after the project.

Meanwhile, Anthony and Damien discuss what to do with their spare room, and Ian Frobisher, Damien's agent, convinces him to do a restaurant review, as a favour to Pink Floyd.

Written by Miles Jupp.

Damien Trench ...... Miles Jupp
Anthony MacIlveny ...... Justin Edwards
Damien's Mother ...... Selina Cadell
Mr Mullaney ...... Brendan Dempsey
Ian Frobisher ...... Philip Fox
Helen ...... Georgina Rich
Waitress ...... Sarah Thom

Producer: Sam Michell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2013.


WED 08:00 The Burkiss Way (b007jrr7)
Series 3

The Next to Last Burkiss Way

Waves are parted as the team take on the Holly Bibbly - and another edition of Syrup on Sunday.

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 February 1978.


WED 08:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00r92l4)
Series 2

Episode 9

Amazing secrets of the BBC revealed in Auntie's very own story.

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

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

Written by Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden 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.

Music by Dave Lee and Bill Oddie.

Producer: Humphrey Barclay

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in December 1965.


WED 09:00 The Unbelievable Truth (b00s0b39)
Series 5

Episode 4

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. Marcus Brigstocke, Henning Wehn, Lucy Porter and Graeme Garden are the panellists obliged to talk with deliberate inaccuracy on subjects as varied as: Soap, Pudding, Rabbits and the Taxi Cab.

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 (b007js81)
Series 3

Episode 4

Freshly wed ad man Ken receives a wedding invite and faces upset at a photo shoot.

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
Larry Childs ...... William Hootkins
Loretta-Jane Duff ...... Toni Coyne
Dawn ...... Sally Watts
Mr Cheater ...... James Griffiths
Sally ...... Jane Leonard

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 John Bunyan - The Pilgrim's Progress (b00fd62f)
Episode 3

Christian is coming to the end of his eventful journey to the Celestial City but, as he gets closer to his destination, he strays from the right path and trespasses onto land belonging to Giant Despair.

Conclusion of John Bunyan's enduring 17th century classic about pilgrim Christian's perilous journey to the Celestial City.

Anton Rodgers … Bunyan
Neil Dudgeon … Christian
Alec McCowen … Evangelist
Don Warrington … Beelzebub
Caroline Lee Johnson … Elizabeth
Ioan Meredith … The Jailer
Derek Waring … The Judge
Philip Fox … Sincere
Chris Moran … Knowledge
Jaimi Barbakoff … Angel
Lydia Leonard … Angel
Cherie Taylor-Battiste … Deceiver
Graham Crowden … Faithful
Stephen Thorne … Giant Despair
Rachel Atkins … Ignorance
Damian Lynch … Experience
Paul Medford … Hopeful
Frances Jeater … Mrs Despair
Declan Wilson … False-Confidence

Dramatised iby Brian Sibley.

Director: Pam Fraser Solomon

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2004.


WED 11:00 Afternoon Reading (b00n881p)
A Glimpse of Stocking

Hold-Ups

A short story in celebration of 'something shocking' - the nylon stocking.

Alice Herring seems like the perfect witness but all is not as it seems in this comic tale of robberies, romance and cubic zirconia. Written by Jojo Moyes and read by Siobhan Redmond.


WED 11:15 Never Mind, I Stopped My Train (b01hbrw2)
July 18th 1898: The heroism of driver, Walter Peart and fireman, Harry Dean when the boiler of their Great Western Railway steam engine horrifically exploded.

Martin Sorrell recreates the background to this story which acts as a tribute to all railwaymen.

Narrated by Martin Jarvis and Joanna Myers. With Ann Windsor as Ada Peart, Nicholas Murchie as Edmund Mears/William Jarrett and Jonathan Tafler as John Hodges.

Director: Martin Jenkins

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1992.


WED 12:00 The Burkiss Way (b007jrr7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00r92l4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 Cadfael (b007k26f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 Kington's Anatomy of Comedy (b0076r07)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b00rwx29)
Naomi Alderman - The Lessons

A Musical Box

Rory Kinnear reads the Orange New Writer's Award Winner, Naomi Alderman's, second novel, 'The Lessons', a story of ambition, friendship, betrayal and desire. Today: Hilary Term, Mark's mother arrives bringing a present but no peace of mind for her increasingly erratic son.

Reader Rory Kinnear
Abridger Sally Marmion
Producer Di Speirs

The Lessons is the second novel from Naomi Alderman, winner of the Orange New Writer's Award and Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year. Set among the dreaming spires of Oxford, it follows the progress of a gilded group of under-graduates drawn together by their dazzling and mercurial fellow student Mark Winters. Fuelled by his trust-fund and resident in his Georgian mansion, they live a charmed life of learning and parties and love-affairs. But university is no grounding for real life and none of the friends will be prepared, some years later, when tragedy strikes.

The Lessons is a novel about friendship, ambition, betrayal and desire, and the fact that only life can teach the lessons you really need to learn.

Naomi Alderman won the Orange New Writers Award for her first novel Disobedience and has subsequently been named as the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year. She is a graduate of Lincoln College, Oxford.

Rory Kinnear, fresh from playing Angelo at the Almeida and about to play Hamlet at the National Theatre studied at Balliol College, Oxford and reads his first Book at Bedtime.


WED 14:15 Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen's Men of Fashion (b00jrnxt)
The King's Road - Granny Takes a Trip Into Punk

Malcolm McLaren joins Lawrence to assess the insoluble partnership between pop music and fashion through the decades.


WED 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b00pbqv1)
Mike Walker - Scumdog Millionaires

Episode 3

Financial thriller by Mike Walker.

After Tim's visit to Grant Brunner, someone ran him off the road and tried to kill him. He decides to pay Brunner another visit to find out why.

Tim Ng ...... David Tse Ka-Shing
Angela Chapman ...... Lizzie McInnerny
Kathy ...... Michelle Tate
Mother ...... Pik-sen Lim
Grant Brunner ...... Nigel Hastings
Spook ...... Rhys Jennings

Directed by Eoin O'Callaghan.


WED 14:45 Book of the Week (b00mffrz)
William Golding - The Man Who Wrote Lord of the Flies

Episode 3

Christian Rodska reads from John Carey's biography of the Nobel Prize-winning author.

In 1961 Golding sails to America, where he contends with life as a celebrity.


WED 15:00 John Bunyan - The Pilgrim's Progress (b00fd62f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b04lx2gf)
Emma Thompson, one-man bands and Swallows and Amazons

Mel Giedroyc casts a curious eye over actress Emma Thompson's record collection, and we hear the third part of our story of the week, Swallows and Amazons.


WED 17:00 For Better or for Worse (b00gszmp)
Series 1

Episode 5

When Bernard is called into work on a Sunday, his fiancee Iris is not impressed

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
Crystabelle ...... Julie Higginson
Mr Foley ...... Peter Wheeler
Mr Cameron ...... 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 March 1993.


WED 17:30 Change at Oglethorpe (b00mvs9q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 18:00 The Unbelievable Truth (b00s0b39)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


WED 18:30 Off the Page (b0076d34)
Crowds

John Cooper Clarke, Kathryn Flett and Owen Shears are the writers with Matthew Parris for a bout of intense interest in the theme of crowds.

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.

Produced by Jane Greenwood.

First broadcast on Radio 4 in 2003.


WED 19:00 The Burkiss Way (b007jrr7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00r92l4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 Cadfael (b007k26f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 Kington's Anatomy of Comedy (b0076r07)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 Afternoon Reading (b00n881p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 21:15 Never Mind, I Stopped My Train (b01hbrw2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


WED 22:00 In and Out of the Kitchen (b01pz9xz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 Down the Line (b012f9j0)
Series 3

Communications and Technology

The problems of technology and communication on Gary Bellamy's phone-in. Stars Rhys Thomas and Felix Dexter. From January 2008.


WED 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b04nrwvf)
For two hours, seven nights a week, the Comedy Club offers the best comedy around. Tonight, Thom Tuck chats to Miles Jupp.


WED 23:00 The Museum of Everything (b00hlcw5)
Series 3

Transport

Lady Bagshot claims on the insurance, and the model railway club hits the buffers. Stars Marcus Brigstocke. From August 2006.


WED 23:30 Buy Me Up TV (b009fnlx)
Episode 2

Another chance to hear the comedy series inspired by every shopping channel you've ever seen and every product you've never wanted to buy.

The series features Justin Edwards, Colin Hoult, Katherine Jakeways, Ewen MacIntosh, Alex MacQueen and Greg Proops. Tonight's special guest is Ruth Madoc.



THURSDAY 23 OCTOBER 2014

THU 00:00 Book at Bedtime (b00rwx29)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:15 Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen's Men of Fashion (b00jrnxt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 15 Minute Drama (b00pbqv1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Wednesday]


THU 00:45 Book of the Week (b00mffrz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 The Unbelievable Truth (b00s0b39)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 Off the Page (b0076d34)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 Cadfael (b007k26f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 Kington's Anatomy of Comedy (b0076r07)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 John Bunyan - The Pilgrim's Progress (b00fd62f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 Afternoon Reading (b00n881p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:15 Never Mind, I Stopped My Train (b01hbrw2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 For Better or for Worse (b00gszmp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 Change at Oglethorpe (b00mvs9q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 Cadfael (b007k27q)
Dead Man's Ransom

4. Allies

A second murder suspect disappears, and monk-cum-sleuth Brother Cadfael journeys to Wales.

Ellis Peters’ medieval thriller featuring Benedictine monk Brother Cadfael.

Dramatised by Bert Coules.

Cadfael …. Philip Madoc
Hugh Beringar …. Jonathan Tafler
Sister Magdalen …. Susannah York
Elis …. Jason Hughes
Melicent …. Kate Odey
Prince Owain …. Sion Probert
Radulfus …. Trevor Peacock
Eliud …. Mark Lewis Jones
Ithel/Edmund/Herbard …. Shaun Prendergast
Cristina …. Siobahn Flynn
Griffri …. Douglas Blackwell
Anion …. Matthew Morgan
Narrator …. Michael Kitchen

Music by Peter Salem.

Producer: Neil Cargill.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1995.


THU 06:30 This Are 2-Tone (b009pdfz)
Back in the 1980s bands like the Specials, the Beat, Madness and the Selecter created a new sound born from a blend of punk, reggae and ska.

Phill Jupitus investigates the social importance of 2 Tone music in Britain.

Featuring:

Pauline Black
Neville Staple
Ranking Roger
Woody Barson
Mike Barson
Les Black
Jerry Dammers

Producer: Geoff Bird

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2008.


THU 07:00 Stockport, So Good They Named It Once (b01nd47b)
Series 2

Roddy

Eddie and Maureen join a book club, and why is Michael so keen to get into work?

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

Jason ...... Andrew Knott
Maureen ...... Beverley Callard
Eddie ...... John Henshaw
Michael ...... Jason Done
Yvonne ...... Romy Baskerville
Roddy ...... John Jardine
Helena ...... Marsha Thomason

Music: Big George

Producer: Neil Mossey

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2000.


THU 07:30 John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme (b04l3clb)
Series 4

Episode 1

John Finnemore, the writer and star of Cabin Pressure, regular guest on The Now Show and popper-upper in things like Miranda, records a fourth series of his hit sketch show.

In this repeat this is the fifth episode of the brand-new series which sees John create an innovative teaching aid; eavesdrop on two guards who really should be paying more attention; and, well, since you ask him for a tale of honour satisfied, he does have one such sketch.

The first series of John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme was described as "sparklingly clever" by The Daily Telegraph and "one of the most consistently funny sketch shows for quite some time" by The Guardian. The second series won Best Radio Comedy at both the Chortle and Comedy.co.uk awards, and was nominated for a Radio Academy award. The third series actually won a Radio Academy award.

In this fourth series, John has written more sketches, like the sketches from the other series. Not so much like them that they feel stale and repetitious; but on the other hand not so different that it feels like a misguided attempt to completely change the show. Quite like the old sketches, in other words, but about different things and with different jokes. (Although it's a pretty safe bet some of them will involve talking animals.)

Written by and starring ... John Finnemore
Also featuring ... Margaret Cabourn-Smith, Simon Kane, Lawry Lewin and Carrie Quinlan.
Original music by ... Susannah Pearse & Sally Stares.
Producer ... Ed Morrish
A BBC Studios Production.


THU 08:00 It Sticks Out Half A Mile (b007jp9l)
The Business Proposition

It's 1948 and 'Dad's Army' veterans Arthur Wilson and Frank Pike receive a surprise visitor at their bank in Frambourne-on-Sea.

A seaside saga of pier perpetuation starring John Le Mesurier, Ian Lavender and Bill Pertwee.

Arthur Wilson ...... John Le Mesurier
Frank Pike ...... Ian Lavender
Bert Hodges ...... Bill Pertwee
Miss Perkins ...... Vivienne Martin
Mr Hunter ...... Robin Parkinson
Mr Short ...... Edward Burnham
Mr Rawlings ...... Gordon Peters
Council Employee ...... Spencer Banks

After a pilot episode was made in 1981, Arthur Lowe sadly died. So this 13-part series was revamped to feature the Dad's Army characters played by Pertwee and Lavender instead. The series was later adapted for ITV by Yorkshire TV.

Written by Harold Snoad and Michael Knowles, based on characters originally created by Jimmy Perry and David Croft.

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in November 1983.


THU 08:30 Take It From Here (b01dtg79)
From 04/12/1958

Napoleonic double-doings, while Ron's latest news shocks broody Eth in 'The Glums'.

Starring Professor Jimmy Edwards, Dick Bentley and June Whitfield.

Announcer: Brian Matthew

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 December 1958.


THU 09:00 Foul Play (b00k7xd6)
Series 3

Death in Intensive Care

Crime writers Frances Fyfield and Peter N Walker try to solve a medical mystery.

Simon Brett hosts the murder quiz.

Maria McErlane and Lee Simpson play the suspects.

Producer Liz Anstree

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1998.


THU 09:30 Alison and Maud (b007k1w7)
Series 1

Fishing for Compliments

Is there something fishy about Bernard, apart from his VAT returns?

Bed and Breakfast for Beginners. First of two series of Sue Limb's sitcom about events at the Abbeyfield Guest House in Norwich.

Starring Denise Coffey and Miriam Margolyes as sisters Alison and Maud.

Alison …. Denise Coffey
Maud …. Miriam Margolyes
Father …. Joss Ackland
Mr Mullett …. Chris Emmett
Bernard …. Geoffrey Whitehead
Marina …. Phyllida Nash

Producer: Jonathan James-Moore

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2002.


THU 10:00 Arnold Bennett - Anna of the Five Towns (b01nvg46)
1. Inheritance

Arnold Bennett's powerful story of love, tyranny and rebellion set against the vitality and harshness of life in the Staffordshire Potteries in the late 19th century.

Brought up in the repressive tradition of Methodism by her miserly father, Anna Tellwright dreams of independence and freedom. On coming of age she learns that she is to inherit a fortune and realises that she is loved by the charismatic Henry Mynors.

But with the money comes responsibility and a growing bond with one of her tenants William Price.

Stars Charlotte Riley.

Dramatised in two parts by Helen Edmundson.

Anna.....Charlotte Riley
Tellwright.....David Schofield
Young Agnes.....Emilia Harker
William Price.....Michael Socha
Titus Price.....James Masters
Henry Mynors.....Lee Williams
Beatrice/Older Agnes.....Rosina Carbone
Mrs Sutton.....Olwen May
Revivalist.....Andrew Westfield
Sarah Vodrey.....Jacqueline Redgwell

Director: Nadia Molinari

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2011.


THU 11:00 Afternoon Reading (b00n881r)
A Glimpse of Stocking

The Hostess With the Mostest

A short story in celebration of 'something shocking' - the nylon stocking.

If bus hostess Jill is to afford a summer holiday, she's got to win the monthly customer satisfaction bonus. All that stands in her way are some curling sandwiches, a top-loading video cassette player and a pair of American Tan tights. Well, it is 1984...

Written by Laura Marney and read by Gayanne Potter.


THU 11:15 Drama (b0076yg8)
Lloyd Peters - Four Steps to Heaven

Four Steps to Heaven

Comedy by Lloyd Peters.

Can mild-mannered actor Chris Batty convert to Judaism and win the love of his girlfriend's parents?

Chris ...... Graeme Hawley
Caroline ...... Julia Rayner
Ruth ...... Kate Antony
Sid ...... David Fleeshman
Rabbi ...... Jonathan Tafler
Danny ...... Iddo Goldberg
Betty ...... Vanessa Rosenthal
Soapy Joe ...... Hamilton Berstock

Directed by Gary Brown.


THU 12:00 It Sticks Out Half A Mile (b007jp9l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 Take It From Here (b01dtg79)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 Cadfael (b007k27q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 This Are 2-Tone (b009pdfz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b00rwx2c)
Naomi Alderman - The Lessons

An Accident

Rory Kinnear reads the Orange New Writer's Award Winner, Naomi Alderman's, second novel, 'The Lessons', a story of ambition, friendship, betrayal and desire. Today: Summer Term: Gilded youth basks in golden post-exam evenings, before a visit to the country threatens to end in tragedy.

Reader Rory Kinnear
Abridger Sally Marmion
Producer Di Speirs

The Lessons is the second novel from Naomi Alderman, winner of the Orange New Writer's Award and Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year. Set among the dreaming spires of Oxford, it follows the progress of a gilded group of under-graduates drawn together by their dazzling and mercurial fellow student Mark Winters. Fuelled by his trust-fund and resident in his Georgian mansion, they live a charmed life of learning and parties and love-affairs. But university is no grounding for real life and none of the friends will be prepared, some years later, when tragedy strikes.

The Lessons is a novel about friendship, ambition, betrayal and desire, and the fact that only life can teach the lessons you really need to learn.

Naomi Alderman won the Orange New Writers Award for her first novel Disobedience and has subsequently been named as the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year. She is a graduate of Lincoln College, Oxford.

Rory Kinnear, fresh from playing Angelo at the Almeida and about to play Hamlet at the National Theatre studied at Balliol College, Oxford and reads his first Book at Bedtime.


THU 14:15 Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen's Men of Fashion (b00jrny6)
The New Man? - Fashion in the '80s

Big hair, big shoulders, big salaries and big hangovers. Laurence wonders whether fashion reflected 1980s greedy consumerism.


THU 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b00pbqv3)
Mike Walker - Scumdog Millionaires

Episode 4

Financial thriller by Mike Walker.

Disgraced City trader Tim Ng has been offered immunity from persecution by the FSA, but it soon becomes clear that the real subject of their investigations is Tim's father, a billionaire banker living in Hong Kong.

Tim Ng ...... David Tse Ka-Shing
Kathy ...... Michelle Tate
Mother ...... Pik-sen Lim
Father ...... Lobo Chan
Politician ...... Nigel Hastings
Spook ...... Rhys Jennings
Restaurateur ...... Kate Layden

Directed by Eoin O'Callaghan.


THU 14:45 Book of the Week (b00mffs1)
William Golding - The Man Who Wrote Lord of the Flies

Episode 4

Christian Rodska reads from John Carey's biography of the Nobel Prize-winning author.

Golding fails miserably in his attempts to research his Booker Prize-winning novel, Rites of Passage.


THU 15:00 Arnold Bennett - Anna of the Five Towns (b01nvg46)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b04lxj9x)
Gold-mining and blind tourism

Mel Giedroyc uncovers the intricacies of finding your way round as a blind tourist on holiday, and there's more island adventures in the fourth part of Swallows and Amazons.


THU 17:00 Ballylenon (b00y8xdx)
Series 8

More News Than Is Fit to Print

Jobless Stumpy applies for a post as a journalist with The Vindicator.

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 McConke ...... Stella McCusker
Phonsie Doherty ...... Gerard Murphy
Mrs Vivienne Hawthorne ...... Aine McCartney
Rev. Samuel Hawthorne ...... Dermot Crowley
Kevin '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 Doylev ...... 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 (b01nd47b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 18:00 Foul Play (b00k7xd6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


THU 18:30 Great Lives (b0076b7s)
Series 2

CLR James

Darcus Howe chooses activist and philosopher CLR James, with help from his biographer Farrukh Dhondy. Presented by 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 It Sticks Out Half A Mile (b007jp9l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 Take It From Here (b01dtg79)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 Cadfael (b007k27q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 This Are 2-Tone (b009pdfz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 Afternoon Reading (b00n881r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


THU 21:15 Drama (b0076yg8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


THU 22:00 John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme (b04l3clb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 Newsjack (b04lxk40)
Series 11

Episode 5

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 (b04nrwsr)
For two hours, seven nights a week, the Comedy Club offers the best comedy around. Tonight, Thom Tuck chats to Miles Jupp.


THU 23:00 Creme de la Crime (b00824r5)
Series 2

A Pyramid Scheme

Michael Feydeau and David Pershore probe the mysterious curse of a mummy. Stars Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis. From May 2002.


THU 23:15 Guy Browning's Small Talk (b0076d91)
Series 1

Duvet Control

The battle of the sexes rages over cold feet and tog ratings. The writer shares more deep thoughts on trivia. From March 2003.


THU 23:30 Dave Podmore (b007rkg1)
Dave Podmore's World of Cricket

Episode 1

Eat the Dream. Pod makes a bid to run the opening ceremony of the 2003 Cricket World Cup - on the cheap, of course.

Sitcom about the exploits of talentless, amateurish, smug, inept and self-deluding English cricketer Dave Podmore.

Starring Chris Douglas and Andrew Nickolds with Chris Pavlo and Nicola Sanderson.

Written by Chris Douglas, Andrew Nickolds and Nick Newman.

Producer: Richard Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2002.



FRIDAY 24 OCTOBER 2014

FRI 00:00 Book at Bedtime (b00rwx2c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:15 Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen's Men of Fashion (b00jrny6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 15 Minute Drama (b00pbqv3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Thursday]


FRI 00:45 Book of the Week (b00mffs1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 Foul Play (b00k7xd6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 Great Lives (b0076b7s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 Cadfael (b007k27q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 This Are 2-Tone (b009pdfz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 Arnold Bennett - Anna of the Five Towns (b01nvg46)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 Afternoon Reading (b00n881r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:15 Drama (b0076yg8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 Ballylenon (b00y8xdx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 Stockport, So Good They Named It Once (b01nd47b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 Cadfael (b007k28z)
Dead Man's Ransom

5. A Helping Hand

With a strong case against Elis, will Brother Cadfael solve the sheriff's murder?

Conclusion of Ellis Peters’ medieval thriller dramatised by Bert Coules.

Cadfael …. Philip Madoc
Hugh Beringar …. Jonathan Tafler
Sister Magdalen …. Susannah York
Elis …. Jason Hughes
Melicent …. Kate Odey
Prince Owain …. Sion Probert
Eliud …. Mark Lewis Jones
Ithel/Herbard …. Shaun Prendergast
Cristina …. Siobahn Flynn
Villager …. David Holt
Narrator …. Michael Kitchen

Music by Peter Salem.

Producer: Lissa Evans

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1991.


FRI 06:30 Thanks for the Memory (b0076xqg)
Nicholas Parsons asks how and why aging impacts so heavily on our minds and memories. He meets scientists at the forefront of research to find out why our memories diminish and speaks to others trying desperately to stop theirs from fading away. Under expert guidance, he exercises his mind and starts training to improve his remembering techniques.


FRI 07:00 Do Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me (b0076hjw)
Series 1

I Could Write a Book

Roy must face up to life after the loss of Leonard, his beloved trombone. Stars Ram Jam Holder. From October 2003.


FRI 07:30 Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! (b00x40p1)
Series 6

The Curse of Count Arthur

With all things 'horror' on his somewhat confused mind, Arthur receives a phone call from his good friend Barry Cryer to say that they have somehow lost Barry's briefcase containing the tickets they require to attend a lunchtime Hammer Horror convention at which they are due.

They decide to re-trace their steps from the previous night, which includes taking in a visit to some local haunts and shops, as well as the Shoulder of Mutton.

With the briefcase (and thus the tickets) nowhere to be found, Arthur and Barry are left to decide what they should do - try and get in to the convention by relying on their good names and reputations alone, or risk missing out on the Hammer Horror lunch...?

Cast:
Count Arthur Strong ..... Steve Delaney
Dracula/Himself ..... Barry Cryer
Sally ..... Melanie Giedroyc
Gerry/Jack ..... Dave Mounfield
Shop Assistant/Wally/
Bouncer/Wilf ..... Alastair Kerr

Producers: Richard Daws, Mark Radcliffe & John Leonard
A Komedia Entertainment & Smooth Operations production for BBC Radio 4.


FRI 08:00 Jim the Great (b01spd8m)
Series 1

The Great Celtic Arms Race

King Jim is bested by King Cedric. Then he acquires a new toy - a 'thunderlog'.

Historical regal romp starring Jimmy Edwards.

With Julian Orchard, John Baddeley, Andrew Palmer, Ronald Baddiley, Jon Glover, Joan Sanderson and Kenneth Connor.

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

Producer: Edward Taylor

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in April 1977.


FRI 08:30 The Men from the Ministry (b007jm59)
A Slight Case of Demolition

The bumbling civil servants tackle traffic trouble and town planning.

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

Starring Deryck Guyler as Number One and Richard Murdoch as Number Two.

With Norma Ronald, Ronald Baddiley and John 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 March 1967.


FRI 09:00 Jest a Minute (b012n3rz)
Series 1

Episode 2

Justin Moorhouse, Rob Deering, Chris Corcoran and Tom Allen hit London in Rhod Gilbert's comedy quiz. From September 2006.


FRI 09:30 Rent (b04lxtl4)
Series 2

Episode 1

Paul's got his heart set on Ruby, Ruby's thinking of her missing guinea pig, Maria's plotting to get rid of the DJ rig and Richard's mind's set on a skip...

Lucy Flannery's Writers' Guild award-winning sitcom about Maria and Richard who take in lodgers.

Maria ...... Barbara Flynn
Richard ...... Patrick Barlow
Amy ...... Linda Polan
Paul ...... Toby Longworth

With Vivienne Rochester and Nelson David.

Producer: Liz Anstee.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1995.


FRI 10:00 Arnold Bennett - Anna of the Five Towns (b01nvmwm)
2. Defiance

Having inherited a fortune on her twenty first birthday Anna Tellwright begins to gain independence and freedom.

But on her return from an eventful holiday with the Suttons and Henry Mynors her joy is marred by some shocking news about one of her tenant's Titus Price. Anna's growing concern for his son William leads her to a defiant act that threatens everything.

Starring Charlotte Riley.

Conclusion of Arnold Bennett's powerful story of love, tyranny and rebellion set against the vitality and harshness of life in the Staffordshire Potteries in the late 19th century.

Dramatised by Helen Edmundson.

Anna.....Charlotte Riley
Tellwright.....David Schofield
Young Agnes.....Emilia Harker
William Price.....Michael Socha
Henry Mynors.....Lee Williams
Beatrice/Older Agnes.....Rosina Carbone
Mrs Sutton.....Olwen May
Mr Sutton/Coroner.....Jonathan Keeble
Sarah Vodrey.....Jacqueline Redgwell

Director: Nadia Molinari

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2011.


FRI 11:00 Afternoon Reading (b00n881t)
A Glimpse of Stocking

A Silly Gigolo

Series of stories celebrating 70 years of nylon stockings.

By Shena Mackay, read by Joanna Tope .

A shy schoolgirl feels the pull of the stage after a humiliating encounter with a glamorous fellow pupil.


FRI 11:15 Ray Jenkins - From the House at the Top of the World (b007w3b8)
Stolen

German archaeologist, Von Le Coq, gets drawn into a race with Aurel Stein to 'steal' treasures from the Buddhist Monasteries and ancient lost oasis towns along the Silk Road crossing the Taklamaken and Gobi Deserts.

Last of three plays by Ray Jenkins based on the diaries of Catherine, Lady McCartney, wife of the British consul in Kashgar, on the roof of the world in Chinese Turkestan.

Stars Siobhan Redmond as Catherine McCartney, Alex Jennings as George McCartney, Sean Baker as Von Le Coq, Ioan Meredith as Aurel Stein, David Tse as Chiang and Stephen Critchlow as Bartus.

Director: Janet Whitaker

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1999.


FRI 12:00 Jim the Great (b01spd8m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 The Men from the Ministry (b007jm59)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 Cadfael (b007k28z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 Thanks for the Memory (b0076xqg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b00rwx2f)
Naomi Alderman - The Lessons

Love Is Sacrifice

Rory Kinnear reads the Orange New Writer's Award Winner, Naomi Alderman's, second novel, 'The Lessons', a story of ambition, friendship, betrayal and desire. Today: Love is Sacrifice. James tries to pay his way, and ties himself to Mark still further, and Mark reveals a darker and more dangerous side to his character.

Reader Rory Kinnear
Abridger Sally Marmion
Producer Di Speirs

The Lessons is the second novel from Naomi Alderman, winner of the Orange New Writer's Award and Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year. Set among the dreaming spires of Oxford, it follows the progress of a gilded group of under-graduates drawn together by their dazzling and mercurial fellow student Mark Winters. Fuelled by his trust-fund and resident in his Georgian mansion, they live a charmed life of learning and parties and love-affairs. But university is no grounding for real life and none of the friends will be prepared, some years later, when tragedy strikes.

The Lessons is a novel about friendship, ambition, betrayal and desire, and the fact that only life can teach the lessons you really need to learn.

Naomi Alderman won the Orange New Writers Award for her first novel Disobedience and has subsequently been named as the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year. She is a graduate of Lincoln College, Oxford.

Rory Kinnear, fresh from playing Angelo at the Almeida and about to play Hamlet at the National Theatre studied at Balliol College, Oxford and reads his first Book at Bedtime.


FRI 14:15 Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen's Men of Fashion (b00jrnzd)
The Clothes We're In - The State of Men's Fashion Now

With women's hemlines acting as a social and economic barometer, Laurence asks what men's fashion says about the state we are in.


FRI 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b00pbqv5)
Mike Walker - Scumdog Millionaires

Episode 5

Financial thriller by Mike Walker.

Tim's father appeals to stop the investigations into his alleged unlimited derivatives, but it appears that Tim may already know too much for his own safety.

Tim Ng ...... David Tse Ka-Shing
Kathy ...... Michelle Tate
Father ...... Lobo Chan
Gerry ...... Nigel Hastings
Selma Giddings ...... Kate Leyden
York ...... Rhys Jennings

Directed by Eoin O'Callaghan.


FRI 14:45 Book of the Week (b00mffs3)
William Golding - The Man Who Wrote Lord of the Flies

Episode 5

Christian Rodska reads from John Carey's biography of the prize-winning author.

In 1983, Golding is awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.


FRI 15:00 Arnold Bennett - Anna of the Five Towns (b01nvmwm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b04ly2v7)
Parrots, playground fun and Swallows and Amazons

Mel Giedroyc looks forward to playtime for some made-up games, and there's the concluding episode of our story, Swallows and Amazons.


FRI 17:00 King Street Junior Revisited (b00k2qm8)
Series 3

Rumours

Unlike the rolling stone, school gossip at King Street is virtually guaranteed to gather moss...

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 Marlene Sidaway as Miss Lewis, Michael Cochrane as Mr Maxwell, Teresa Gallagher as Miss Featherstone, Jacqueline Beatty as Miss Reid, Janice Acquah as Mrs Khan, Paul Copley as Mr Long and Liza Sadovy as Mrs Sampson.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2004.


FRI 17:30 Do Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me (b0076hjw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 18:00 Jest a Minute (b012n3rz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


FRI 18:30 Pioneers (b014gh85)
Series 2

Professor Sir Alfred Cuschieri

One of the world's pioneers of 'keyhole' surgery, Professor Sir Alfred Cuschieri, chats to Clare English about how the technique revolutionised the medical profession.

Producer: Philip Sime

First broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland in 2011.


FRI 19:00 Jim the Great (b01spd8m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 The Men from the Ministry (b007jm59)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 Cadfael (b007k28z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 Thanks for the Memory (b0076xqg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Afternoon Reading (b00n881t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 21:15 Ray Jenkins - From the House at the Top of the World (b007w3b8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


FRI 22:00 Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! (b00x40p1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 BBC New Comedy Awards (b04ly34s)
2014

Heat seven

Made for 4 Extra. Seventh heat of the 2014 BBC Radio New Comedy Award. Recorded in London and hosted by Ed Gamble.


FRI 23:25 The Comedy Club Interviews (b04nz88h)
The best in contemporary comedy. Tonight, Arthur Smith chats to Nish Kumar.


FRI 23:30 Children's Hour with Armstrong and Miller (b00911f4)
Episode 3

In an optimistic attempt at cultural review, Craig Children and Martin Bain-Jones throw a Come As You Aren't party.

Ben Miller and Alexander Armstrong star as the pompous critics.

With:

Charlie Condou
Melissa Lloyd
Tony Gardner

Written by Ben Miller, Alexander Armstrong, David Mitchell and Robert Webb.

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 (b04cfvfs)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 MON (b00p86by)

15 Minute Drama 00:30 TUE (b00p86by)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 TUE (b00pbqv9)

15 Minute Drama 00:30 WED (b00pbqv9)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 WED (b00pbqv1)

15 Minute Drama 00:30 THU (b00pbqv1)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 THU (b00pbqv3)

15 Minute Drama 00:30 FRI (b00pbqv3)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 FRI (b00pbqv5)

A Good Read 18:30 MON (b04lwq4m)

A Good Read 01:30 TUE (b04lwq4m)

Act Your Age 18:00 TUE (b00zsjz7)

Act Your Age 01:00 WED (b00zsjz7)

Afternoon Reading 11:00 WED (b00n881p)

Afternoon Reading 21:00 WED (b00n881p)

Afternoon Reading 04:00 THU (b00n881p)

Afternoon Reading 11:00 THU (b00n881r)

Afternoon Reading 21:00 THU (b00n881r)

Afternoon Reading 04:00 FRI (b00n881r)

Afternoon Reading 11:00 FRI (b00n881t)

Afternoon Reading 21:00 FRI (b00n881t)

Alison and Maud 09:30 THU (b007k1w7)

Another Case of Milton Jones 09:30 MON (b00fpx7x)

Another Case of Milton Jones 22:30 MON (b00fpx7x)

Archive on 4 08:00 SAT (b01s7v7b)

Archive on 4 15:00 SAT (b01s7v7b)

Archive on 4 01:00 SUN (b01s7v7b)

Arnold Bennett - Anna of the Five Towns 10:00 THU (b01nvg46)

Arnold Bennett - Anna of the Five Towns 15:00 THU (b01nvg46)

Arnold Bennett - Anna of the Five Towns 03:00 FRI (b01nvg46)

Arnold Bennett - Anna of the Five Towns 10:00 FRI (b01nvmwm)

Arnold Bennett - Anna of the Five Towns 15:00 FRI (b01nvmwm)

BBC New Comedy Awards 22:30 FRI (b04ly34s)

Ballylenon 17:00 THU (b00y8xdx)

Ballylenon 05:00 FRI (b00y8xdx)

Births, Deaths and Marriages 22:30 TUE (b01jhnyh)

Book at Bedtime 00:00 SAT (b00pwv3g)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 MON (b00rwwsd)

Book at Bedtime 00:00 TUE (b00rwwsd)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 TUE (b00rwx27)

Book at Bedtime 00:00 WED (b00rwx27)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 WED (b00rwx29)

Book at Bedtime 00:00 THU (b00rwx29)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 THU (b00rwx2c)

Book at Bedtime 00:00 FRI (b00rwx2c)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 FRI (b00rwx2f)

Book of the Week 00:45 SAT (b007vglz)

Book of the Week 14:45 MON (b00mffrv)

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Book of the Week 14:45 TUE (b00mffrx)

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Book of the Week 14:45 WED (b00mffrz)

Book of the Week 00:45 THU (b00mffrz)

Book of the Week 14:45 THU (b00mffs1)

Book of the Week 00:45 FRI (b00mffs1)

Book of the Week 14:45 FRI (b00mffs3)

Buy Me Up TV 23:30 WED (b009fnlx)

Cadfael 06:00 MON (b007k23t)

Cadfael 13:00 MON (b007k23t)

Cadfael 20:00 MON (b007k23t)

Cadfael 02:00 TUE (b007k23t)

Cadfael 06:00 TUE (b007k254)

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Cadfael 02:00 THU (b007k26f)

Cadfael 06:00 THU (b007k27q)

Cadfael 13:00 THU (b007k27q)

Cadfael 20:00 THU (b007k27q)

Cadfael 02:00 FRI (b007k27q)

Cadfael 06:00 FRI (b007k28z)

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Change at Oglethorpe 07:00 WED (b00mvs9q)

Change at Oglethorpe 17:30 WED (b00mvs9q)

Change at Oglethorpe 05:30 THU (b00mvs9q)

Children's Hour with Armstrong and Miller 23:30 FRI (b00911f4)

Classic Serial 03:00 SAT (b01m4c90)

Coming Alive 09:30 TUE (b00j62ln)

Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! 17:30 SAT (b00wv6cd)

Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! 05:30 SUN (b00wv6cd)

Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! 07:30 FRI (b00x40p1)

Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! 22:00 FRI (b00x40p1)

Creme de la Crime 23:00 THU (b00824r5)

Dave Podmore 23:30 THU (b007rkg1)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:00 SUN (b04lsyt8)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:00 SUN (b04lsyt8)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 01:00 MON (b04lsyt8)

Dickens Confidential 13:15 SAT (b01mtn2h)

Dickens Confidential 03:15 SUN (b01mtn2h)

Do Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me 05:30 SAT (b0076hfh)

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Doctor Who 18:00 SUN (b01qfqnf)

Doctor Who 18:50 SUN (b04mm12l)

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Doctor Who 00:50 MON (b04mm12l)

Doctor at Large 08:30 TUE (b00939rq)

Doctor at Large 12:30 TUE (b00939rq)

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Down the Line 22:30 WED (b012f9j0)

Drama 11:15 THU (b0076yg8)

Drama 21:15 THU (b0076yg8)

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Elephants to Catch Eels 07:00 MON (b00vcx38)

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Enid Bagnold - The Chalk Garden 13:30 SUN (b04lt2dr)

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Floggit's 08:00 SUN (b007xrf9)

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For Better or for Worse 17:00 WED (b00gszmp)

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Foul Play 09:00 THU (b00k7xd6)

Foul Play 18:00 THU (b00k7xd6)

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Franz Kafka - Metamorphosis 18:00 SAT (b007k3xn)

Franz Kafka - Metamorphosis 00:00 SUN (b007k3xn)

Garrison Keillor's Radio Show 11:00 SUN (b01b1rvx)

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Great Lives 18:30 THU (b0076b7s)

Great Lives 01:30 FRI (b0076b7s)

Guy Browning's Small Talk 23:15 THU (b0076d91)

HE Bates - Three Country Stories 10:45 SUN (b007jy4d)

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Heinrich Boll - Murke's Collected Silences 11:15 TUE (b0075xqh)

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I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 08:30 WED (b00r92l4)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 12:30 WED (b00r92l4)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 19:30 WED (b00r92l4)

In and Out of the Kitchen 07:30 WED (b01pz9xz)

In and Out of the Kitchen 22:00 WED (b01pz9xz)

Inheritance Tracks 07:55 SAT (b010m3ql)

Inheritance Tracks 11:55 SAT (b010m3ql)

Inheritance Tracks 21:55 SAT (b010m3ql)

It Sticks Out Half A Mile 14:00 SAT (b007jpd9)

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Jason Cook's Happiness HQ 23:30 MON (b0112ydx)

Jest a Minute 01:00 SAT (b012h804)

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Jim the Great 08:00 FRI (b01spd8m)

Jim the Great 12:00 FRI (b01spd8m)

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Johan Theorin - The Darkest Room 02:00 SAT (b01bl2mf)

John Bunyan - The Pilgrim's Progress 10:00 MON (b00fcd6c)

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John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme 07:30 THU (b04l3clb)

John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme 22:00 THU (b04l3clb)

King Street Junior Revisited 05:00 SAT (b00jzy3h)

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Kington's Anatomy of Comedy 06:30 MON (b0076qsm)

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Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen's Men of Fashion 00:15 SAT (b00jm2yn)

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Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen's Men of Fashion 14:15 FRI (b00jrnzd)

Legal, Decent, Honest and Truthful 09:30 WED (b007js81)

Loose Ends 11:15 MON (b04lp3xf)

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Lost in the Lanes 11:00 TUE (b01n0t52)

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Lucy Montgomery's Variety Pack 22:30 SAT (b012wjd5)

Mark Watson Talks a Bit About Life 07:30 TUE (b04l0x01)

Mark Watson Talks a Bit About Life 22:00 TUE (b04l0x01)

Marriage Lines 14:30 SAT (b04krq1d)

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Marriage Lines 12:00 MON (b04ltgdg)

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Masala FM 23:30 TUE (b007jypp)

Mel's Mix: The Best of The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 SUN (b04lt2dt)

Moving Pictures 02:30 SAT (b0076dfm)

Never Mind, I Stopped My Train 11:15 WED (b01hbrw2)

Never Mind, I Stopped My Train 21:15 WED (b01hbrw2)

Never Mind, I Stopped My Train 04:15 THU (b01hbrw2)

Newsjack 23:00 SUN (b04ks39y)

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Nick Warburton - Every Book in the World 04:15 SAT (b00771l3)

Off the Page 18:30 WED (b0076d34)

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Pamela Brown - The Swish of the Curtain 09:00 SUN (b00r2l8w)

Pamela Brown - The Swish of the Curtain 17:00 SUN (b00r2l8w)

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Peel Acres: John Peel Remembered 09:00 SAT (b04lstp5)

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Polyoaks 07:30 SUN (b0120785)

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Ray Jenkins - From the House at the Top of the World 11:15 FRI (b007w3b8)

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Rent 09:30 FRI (b04lxtl4)

Rosemary Sutcliff - The Eagle of the Ninth 09:30 SUN (b00sh59l)

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Ross Noble Goes Global 22:00 SAT (b01cjg35)

Second Thoughts 17:00 MON (b00k2fl1)

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Shedtown 22:30 SUN (b011vgbz)

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Sherlock Holmes 16:00 SAT (b04lsjkv)

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Steven Appleby's Normal Life 23:30 SAT (b00slshn)

Stockport, So Good They Named It Once 07:00 THU (b01nd47b)

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Stop Messing About! 08:30 SUN (b00cb1nf)

Stop Messing About! 15:30 SUN (b00cb1nf)

Stop Messing About! 20:30 SUN (b00cb1nf)

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Student Bibles 07:15 SUN (b0075nvl)

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Take It From Here 08:30 THU (b01dtg79)

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Thanks for the Memory 06:30 FRI (b0076xqg)

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The Book of Strange New Things 12:00 SAT (b04lstqy)

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The Burkiss Way 08:00 WED (b007jrr7)

The Burkiss Way 12:00 WED (b007jrr7)

The Burkiss Way 19:00 WED (b007jrr7)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 SUN (b04n951d)

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The Comedy Club Interviews 23:25 FRI (b04nz88h)

The Diary of Samuel Pepys Omnibus 06:00 SUN (b04d0kl9)

The Diary of Samuel Pepys Omnibus 12:00 SUN (b04d0kl9)

The Enchanting World of Hinge and Bracket 17:00 TUE (b04lwyxh)

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The Goon Show 08:00 TUE (b00dp3qn)

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The Mel and Sue Thing 23:00 TUE (b00769ql)

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The Museum of Curiosity 07:30 MON (b04l0gdv)

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The Museum of Everything 23:00 WED (b00hlcw5)

The Navy Lark 08:30 MON (b00vtwxw)

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The Now Show 23:00 MON (b04l3lxy)

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The Tingle Factor 18:30 TUE (b04lwyxk)

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The Unbelievable Truth 09:00 WED (b00s0b39)

The Unbelievable Truth 18:00 WED (b00s0b39)

The Unbelievable Truth 01:00 THU (b00s0b39)

The Wilson Dixon Line 23:30 SUN (b00knt17)

This Are 2-Tone 06:30 THU (b009pdfz)

This Are 2-Tone 13:30 THU (b009pdfz)

This Are 2-Tone 20:30 THU (b009pdfz)

This Are 2-Tone 02:30 FRI (b009pdfz)

Tina C Goes Down Under: The Aborogynal Monologues 23:00 SAT (b00dzny2)

Two Doors Down 07:00 TUE (b0089m6j)

Two Doors Down 17:30 TUE (b0089m6j)

Two Doors Down 05:30 WED (b0089m6j)

What to Do If You're Not Like Everybody Else 23:15 SAT (b014qnds)

Whispers 09:00 MON (b007k3br)

Whispers 18:00 MON (b007k3br)

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William Golding - Lord of the Flies 18:30 SAT (b02x5lyj)

William Golding - Lord of the Flies 00:30 SUN (b02x5lyj)

Yes Yes Yes 07:30 SAT (b007kvw5)

Yes Yes Yes 11:30 SAT (b007kvw5)

Yes Yes Yes 21:30 SAT (b007kvw5)

iGod 23:45 SAT (b00x9xb8)