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SATURDAY 15 NOVEMBER 2014

SAT 00:00 Sue Townsend - The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4 (b014tt0r)
Episode 5

Adrian is worried about his mum's new independence, and what about his worsening spots? Nicholas Barnes reads Sue Townsend's book.


SAT 00:15 Ben Macintyre - Agent Zigzag (b00jp108)
Episode 5

British wartime double agent and former convict Eddie Chapman arrives back home. Concluded by Damian Lewis.


SAT 00:30 Ladies of Letters (b01m850q)
Ladies of Letters Log On

Episode 5

Vera has a busy day with a new arrival at Sheepdippers. With Patricia Routledge and Prunella Scales. From May 2001.


SAT 00:45 Blake Morrison - And When Did You Last See Your Father? (b04nvbfk)
Episode 5

Blake Morrison reads more from his tribute to a cantankerous father. A family holiday does not bring out the best. From April 1994.


SAT 01:00 Jest a Minute (b0133g72)
Series 1

Episode 5

Justin Moorhouse, Sarah Millican, Chris Corcoran and Jeff Green star in Rhod Gilbert's comedy quiz. From September 2006.


SAT 01:30 My Life in Five Books (b00tky4n)
Series 1

Dame Jacqueline Wilson

1/1
Celebrated children's author Dame Jacqueline Wilson has sold over 25 million books and is the most borrowed author of the decade. In conversation with Stuart Cosgrove, Dame Jacqueline reveals the 5 most important books in her life. As well as revealing her literary secrets, she tells Stuart about a childhood with imaginary friends, the impact of a health scare and why her mother refused to call her a Dame! From 2010.


SAT 02:00 Eric Ambler - Topkapi (b0116778)
Episode 4

Unwilling Turkish secret agent Simpson watches a group of 'tourists' while he works as their driver. Read by David Westhead.


SAT 02:30 The Poet of Albion (b008cr07)
Jenny Uglow presents a profile of Wiliam Blake.

Widely misrepresented as a patriotic conformist, the great poet was a passionate dissident, a political artist deeply at odds with his country whose ideas were formed by the turbulent history of the time.

Contributors include Blake's biographer Peter Ackroyd and poet and critic Tom Paulin.


SAT 03:00 James Hilton - Lost Horizon (b00tp809)
Shangri-La

Hugh Conway and the others are stranded in the Tibetan wilderness, but a man named Chang comes to their aid. Stars Derek Jacobi.


SAT 04:00 Short Stories by John McGahern (b00p84px)
Sierra Leone, part 2

Thanks to his tangled lovelife, a young man assesses his capacity for commitment. Conclusion read by Sean McGinley.


SAT 04:15 John McGahern - Parachutes (b0075x70)
Dumped by his girlfriend, a man tries to drown his sorrows in the in the sharp and funny pub world of 1950s Dublin.

John McGahern's story dramatised by Patricia Cobey

Starring Brendan Gleeson as the Narrator, Pauline McLynn as Claire Mulvey, Mark Lambert as Paddy Mulvey, David Wilmot as Eamon Kelly and Karen Ardiff as the Woman,

Director: Pam Brighton

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2000.


SAT 05:00 After Henry (b007jpt4)
Series 3

Wedding Bells

'Well, I think it's a mother's duty to keep a maternal eye on her daughter's emotional entanglements. That's what I always tried to do with you. You know, subtly. At a distance.'

Eleanor has plans for nuptials in the family, but the family has other ideas...

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

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

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

Producer: Pete Atkin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1987.


SAT 05:30 Spangles 'n' Tights (b04nv8v5)
The Ambassador

The Dublin Theatrical Costumiers are asked to dress a British Embassy pageant, only to become embroiled in an unfortunate scandal...

Christopher Fitz-Simon's five-part comedy.

Dessie Doyle ...... David Kelly
Violet Doyle ...... Pauline McLynn
Antony Gogan ...... Eugene O'Brien
Mr McNamara ...... Frank Kelly
Mr Bagshott ...... Bosco Hogan
Polly Hoskins ...... Ali White
Lady Bletchley ...... Sylvia Syms

Music played by John Trotter.

Directed at BBC Belfast by Roland Jaquarello.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1998.


SAT 06:00 Sherlock Holmes (b04nht15)
Chosen Companions

Richard Usborne - one-time assistant editor of The Strand Magazine - presents his choice of extracts from the Sherlock Holmes stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Read by Carleton Hobbs.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1970.


SAT 06:45 Sherlock Holmes (b007jph3)
His Last Bow

His Last Bow

"There's an east wind coming all the same, such a wind as never blew on England yet. It will be cold and bitter, Watson, and a good many of us may wither before its blast. But it's God's own wind none the less, and a cleaner, better, stronger land will lie in the sunshine when the storm has cleared."

Set in 1914, the great sleuth-cum-apiarist is asked to help England in her darkest hour.

Starring Clive Merrison as Sherlock Holmes, Michael Williams as Dr Watson and Norman Rodway as Stamford.

Violinist: Leonard Friedman

Dramatised by Bert Coules. Director: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1994.


SAT 07:30 The House I Grew Up In (b00cxr1f)
Series 2

Mona Siddiqui

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

Mona Siddiqui, Professor of Islamic Studies at Glasgow University, takes Wendy back to her childhood home in Huddersfield. She recalls growing up in a literary family and her mother's insistence on living separately from the wider Muslim community.


SAT 08:00 Archive on 4 (b011zkly)
The Light Music Festival

Although many Radio 4 listeners grew up tuning in to light orchestral music, it's now largely been forgotten. Most of us will be still be familiar with at least one very famous piece of light music: 'By The Sleepy Lagoon' - better known as the theme tune to 'Desert Island Discs' and composed by Eric Coates.

When BBC Radio was much slimmer than it is today - made up of just the Home Service, the Light Programme and the Third Programme - listeners tuned in to hear a live concert for the Festival of Light Music. it began in 1953 and was broadcast every June.

With the disappearance of the Light Programme in 1967 when it split into Radios 1 and 2, light music began to disappear from the airwaves. Eventually its only home was a single slot 'Friday Night is Music Night'. So why did such a popular style of music fade away?

The music journalist and broadcaster Paul Morley uses BBC archive to explore light music at its peak, including interviews with some of the major composers of British light music - Eric Coates, Ronald Binge and Ernest Tomlinson. He traces its decline, and looks at its possible resurgence in 2011, with events like the 'Light Fantastic Festival'.

Paul travels to Preston to meet Ernest Tomlinson and takes a tour around the Light Music Society's remarkable archive of thousands of pieces of light music - all rescued by Tomlinson and his daughter Hilary after the BBC and music publishers threw it away.

Paul also meets Christopher Austin at the Royal Academy of Music and the young conductor John Wilson, who is passionate about light music: for him, this music is not about nostalgia but beautifully written miniatures of orchestral music.


SAT 09:00 Deadpan (b04p522v)
What is deadpan? Comedian Gary Delaney puzzles it out with the help of actor and director Neil Maskell, writer and comedian Diane Morgan, comedy guru Colin Anderson and novelist Marius Brill.

Three hour showcase includes:

** The Sunday Format
Celebrity eaters choose 'Desert Island Biscs'. Radio's posh paper tells all. Featuring Alexander Armstrong and Emma Kennedy. From 2001.

** Stereonation 1/6: Greg, a Kate Bush fan.
Graham Duff fast-forwards through the world of music obsessives. From 1998.

** S-Laughter In the Dark ep 1/4 Blind Man's Buff
In just one night fantasizing blind detective Jack Dunroody becomes a sex starlet's lover and her husband's murderer. And that's without doing or seeing either. From 1996.

Punt and Dennis: It's Been a Bad Week Series 3 (8/8)
Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis welcome special guest Leslie Nielsen. Topical comedy from April 2000.

** The Riot That Never Was
In 1926, the fledgling BBC sparked a national panic with a spoof murderous riot in London. Manager, John Reith's reaction was unexpected. Stars Bob Sinfield and Ray Snoddy. From 2005

** What Went Wrong With The Olympics ep 3/4
Written by Ian Hislop & Nick Newman. Made in 2010 - hard-hitting, macho, spoof documentary set in 2014 - exploring the fiasco that WAS the London Olympics. Stars Kevin Eldon. From 2010.

Producer: Martin Dempsey

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra and first broadcast in 2014.


SAT 12:00 Children in Need: D for Dexter (b04p522x)
Series 1 Omnibus

by Amanda Whittington.

Skye is eleven years old and she lives with her brother Dexter, who's two and a half. And Spider the cat, and their Mum. But they're both usually out.

Skye looks after Dexter and plays with him. He likes it best when she plays her guitar, an electric guitar she found under a heap of clothes in her mum's bedroom. The bailiffs didn't take it even when they came back for the telly.

A heart-breakingly brave, funny and beautiful story, one of the highlights of programming for this week's BBC Children in Need appeal.

The serial was inspired by collaboration with Home-Start UK, a national charity offering support to families struggling to cope, who receive funding for specific projects from BBC Children in Need.

Skye...Sydney Wade
Dexter...Elsa Rodgers
Jak...Una McNulty
Evan...Samuel Holland
Alice...Jane Thornton
Mags...Sarah Parks
Lin...Martha Godber

Guitar...Pip Moore
Director...Mary Ward-Lowery.


SAT 13:10 Inheritance Tracks (b04prn2x)
Rebecca Front

The Thick of It actress shares her love of 'They All Laughed at Christopher Columbus' and why she will pass on Bach's concerto.


SAT 13:15 John Mortimer - Rumpole of the Bailey (b007jz59)
Rumpole and the Primrose Path

Recuperating at a nursing home, the barrister exposes some criminal practices. John Mortimer's dramatisation with Timothy West.


SAT 14:00 King Street Junior (b00tt953)
Series 1

Language Units

A difficult day for headmaster Mr Beeston, when a proposed unit for immigrant children produces more heat than the school central heating system.

Created and written by Jim Eldridge.

Ten series of this comedy about King Street Junior School ran between 1985 and 1998. King Street Junior Revisited ran from 2002 to 2005.

Eric Brown …. Peter Davison
Mr Beeston …. James Grout
Mr Holliday …. Tom Watson
Mrs Stone …. Margaret John
Mr Long …. Paul Copley
Miss Lewis …. Marlene Sidaway
Mr Ross …. Nick Stringer
Engineer …. Johnny Wade
Miss Sope …. Valerie Murray
Janet …. Pru Oliver
Tommy …. Desmond Askew
Maria …. Samantha Cahill

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1985.


SAT 14:30 The Mary Whitehouse Experience (b044153k)
Series 4

Episode 2

The pernicious evil of shampoo and conditioner.

Starring the double double-acts of David Baddiel and Rob Newman and Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis.

With Mark Hurst.

BBC Radio 1's alternative comedy with sketches, stand-up and the odd spot of audience participation.

Starting in 1989, the foursome's popularity sparked a BBC TV-transfer of the same name.

Producer: Armando Iannucci

First broadcast on BBC Radio 1 in October 1990


SAT 15:00 Archive on 4 (b011zkly)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SAT 16:00 Sherlock Holmes (b04nht15)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 16:45 Sherlock Holmes (b007jph3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:45 today]


SAT 17:30 Chain Reaction (b01l8rbv)
Series 8

Rebecca Front interviews Chris Addison

Rebecca Front talks to her Thick Of It co-star and fellow Nude-a-phobe, comedian Chris Addison about working with Armando Iannucci and embracing his middle-classness through stand-up

Producer ..... Carl Cooper

"In an unclothed state I look like a child has done a collage with some Twiglets".
Chris Addison

Other episodes in the chain include:

Rebecca Front being interviewed by the man who knows her best, her big brother, Jeremy Front.

Chris Addison in a rare interview with the actually-really-nice-and-he-doesn't-do-any-of-that-weird-stuff-in-real-life, Derren Brown;

Derren Brown chatting hair, beliefs and Tim Minchin with comedy musical megastar and fellow sceptic Tim Minchin;

A poorly Tim Minchin being handed tissues whilst attempting to interview with no questions a not-at-all-poorly and hilarious Caitlin Moran.

Caitlin Moran getting to spend time and talk shoes, Bananarama and women with her comedy hero Jennifer Saunders.

And.

Jennifer Saunders turning up a week later to find the series has ended. Probably. We weren't there because the series had ended.


SAT 18:00 Charles Chilton - Space Force (b007jn4v)
Series 2

The Great Martian Pyramid

Landing on Mars, the Space Force crew start explorations - but find their welcome is far from warm.

Charles Chilton's second intergalactic adventure series starring Barry Foster.

Captain Saxon Berry ...... Barry Foster
Chipper Barnett ...... Nicky Henson
Magnus Carter ...... Nigel Stock
Lodderick Sincere ...... Tony Osoba

With Wendy Murray, Willoughby Goddard and Bernard Brown.

Charles Chilton wrote and produced many popular and successful radio programmes for the BBC - including the classic 1950s serial 'Journey into Space' - charting the adventures of Captain Jet Morgan. This fired the imagination of millions, years before the first moon landing. It was the last radio drama to record higher ratings than the new young upstart television!

Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in May 1985.


SAT 18:30 Planet B (b00y1whc)
Series 3

Haunted

As the rogues face their biggest threat yet, a familiar face returns. Virtual reality saga by Dawn King. Stars Lloyd Thomas.


SAT 19:00 Deadpan (b04p522v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 Mark Watson's Live Address to the Nation (b016x241)
Faith

Mark Watson continues his quest to improve the world, nimbly assisted by Tim Key and Tom Basden.

As broadcast live in November 2011 - Mark invites the audience join in via tweets and messages to work out how we can all make the world a better place.

Mark asks the big questions that are crucial to our understanding of ourselves and society - in a dynamic and thought-provoking new format he opens the floor to the live audience and asks them to jump into the conversation via tweets and messages to work out how we can all make the world a better place.

This time Mark asks - What is faith? One of the most used, and feared, words of modern times. Yet these days, it's often used derisively about religious beliefs and so on. We look at odd things done in the name of 'faith', versus the obvious merits of having faith (belief that England will eventually win World Cup, ability to ride out difficult marriages). Should we be more credulous and believe people like estate agents? Or LESS credulous and destroy our TV sets altogether in case we accidentally absorb lies?

Producer: Lianne Coop

First broadcast live on BBC Radio 4 in November 2011.


SAT 22:30 Armando Iannucci's Charm Offensive (b007wvmw)
Series 1

Episode 2

The funny man throws open his radio drop-in centre for sketches, chat and big, big fibs. With Mark Steel. From May 2005.


SAT 23:00 The Mark Steel Revolution (b00ft5lb)
The Russian Revolution

Radical comic Mark Steele re-assesses the historical forces and key players in the Russian Revolution.

A series of lectures on the theme of revolution, Mark examines some of the major historical forces at work during revolutions as well as holding up a mirror to our own age.

With Martin Hyder and Carla Mendonca.

Producer: Phil Clarke

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1998.


SAT 23:30 Steven Appleby's Normal Life (b00st0z2)
Series 2

Normal Oceanography

Cartoonist Steven wades into the world under the sea and gets intimate with a haddock.

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 March 2003.


SAT 23:45 No Tomatoes (b0080jxn)
Train Times

Time warnings from Paul Copley and Helen Moon. Sketch show mixing up language and sounds. From October 2007.



SUNDAY 16 NOVEMBER 2014

SUN 00:00 Charles Chilton - Space Force (b007jn4v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 00:30 Planet B (b00y1whc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 Archive on 4 (b011zkly)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:00 Children in Need: D for Dexter (b04p522x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 on Saturday]


SUN 03:10 Inheritance Tracks (b04prn2x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:10 on Saturday]


SUN 03:15 John Mortimer - Rumpole of the Bailey (b007jz59)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:15 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 Sherlock Holmes (b04nht15)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 04:45 Sherlock Holmes (b007jph3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:45 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 Chain Reaction (b01l8rbv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 Ladies of Letters (b01mfz16)
Ladies of Letters Log On

Omnibus, pt 1

The discovery of email doesn't stop the flow of comic vitriol. With Patricia Routledge and Prunella Scales. From April 2001.


SUN 07:10 Inheritance Tracks (b04prp0s)
Ruthie Henshall

West End and Broadway star Ruthie Henshall selects Somewhere Over the Rainbow by Judy Garland and Faure's In Paradisum.


SUN 07:15 Roger Deakin - Wildwood: A Journey Through Trees (b00j1ywl)
Wood Jazz

Nature writer Roger Deakin is in North Wales to celebrate the living outdoor sculptures of David Nash. Read by Sean Baker.


SUN 07:30 Ed Reardon's Week (b00y28q5)
Series 7

Parsnip Junction

"Parsnip Junction"

Radio 4's most curmudgeonly author is back for a new series, complete with his trusty companion Elgar, his pipe and his never ending capacity for scrimping and scraping at whatever scraps his agent, Ping, can offer him to keep body, mind and cat together.

Ed Reardon ..... Christopher Douglas
Ping ..... Barunka O'Shaughnessy
Py ..... Katy Wix
Charles ..... Geoffrey Palmer
Pearl ..... Rita May
Olive ..... Stephanie Cole
Stan ..... Geoffrey Whitehead

Written by Andrew Nickolds and Christopher Douglas
Produced by Dawn Ellis

Ed finds himself in the middle of some sibling rivalry when Ping's sister, Py, undertakes some work experience at the agency. Ed finds the 'can-do' attitude of Py rather refreshing after Ping's normal 'might be a problem' response, particularly when she finds him some paid work with one Charles Cobbold, reinventing the much loved children's classic 'Parsnip Junction'. If Ed can withstand Charles' Communist tendencies and his penchant for porn he may be on to a winner.


SUN 08:00 Meet the Huggetts (b00nm0k5)
Transatlantic Tangle

The Huggett family are baffled by a mystery letter that arrives from America.

CAST:

Joe …. Jack Warner
Ethel …. Kathleen Harrison
Bobby …. George Howell
Jane …. Marion Collins
Fred Stebbings …. Charles Leno
Mamie Webb …. Patrica Hayes

Popular working-class family, the Huggetts first hit the cinema screen with a series of Gainsborough films between 1947 and 1949. Their subsequent BBC radio series ran from 1953 to 1962.

Scripted by Eddie Maguire.

Producer: Jacques Brown

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in September 1957.


SUN 08:30 Stop Messing About! (b00cmz01)
Series 1

Episode 12

The serialised War Memoirs of Kenneth Williams - and: rev up with bona racing drivers, Ben and Hur!

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 Louisa May Alcott - Little Women (b007jqp9)
Good Neighbours

Christmas is coming as the March sisters go to a party, in 19th-century New England. Stars Buffy Davis and Jemma Redgrave.


SUN 09:30 Captain Kidd and the First Fifteen (b04p54n4)
Episode 1

4 Extra Debut. Captain Kidd is just a game to Harry, until it turns into a battle for his life. Stars Polly James and Tom Georgeson.


SUN 09:50 Inheritance Tracks (b04prn2x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:10 on Saturday]


SUN 10:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b04p54n6)
Legal Eagles

Michael Mansfield

Kirsty Young's castaway is the barrister Michael Mansfield.

He is one of Britain's leading QCs - the Birmingham six, the Marchioness disaster, the Stephen Lawrence trial and the death of Jean Charles de Menezes are only a handful of the high profile cases he's been involved in.

He describes himself as a 'radical lawyer' and says he's been educated by the cases he's taken on. He has become, he says, increasingly angry and radical over the years. "I do feel that reputation, standing up for principle, is one of the few ways in which a difference can be made."

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2010.


SUN 10:45 RK Narayan Stories (b01dc3p8)
A Willing Slave

A contradictory tale of a disciplined but willing servant, who resents and desires her true master. Read by Zia Mohyeddin. From January 1991.


SUN 11:00 Garrison Keillor's Radio Show (b01chxyw)
Series 7

Episode 19

From San Diego, the funny man welcomes the United States Navy Band Southwest and shares the news from Lake Wobegon. From 2011.


SUN 12:00 Ladies of Letters (b01mfz16)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SUN 13:10 Inheritance Tracks (b04prp0s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:10 today]


SUN 13:15 Roger Deakin - Wildwood: A Journey Through Trees (b00j1ywl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today]


SUN 13:30 HRF Keating - The Murder of the Maharajah (b00vfhv3)
Set in the India of the British Raj - His Highness plays one April Fool's joke too many.

Written by H.R.F Keating and dramatised by Neville Teller

Maharajah …. Zia Mohyeddin
Dewan …. Renu Setna
Porgy …. Lyndam Gregory
D S P Howard …. Sam Dastor
Ram Singh …. Amerjit Deu
Sir Arthur …. Philip Anthony
Michael …. Luke Beeson
Schoolmaster …. Bhasker
Dolly …. Rachel Atkins
Judy …. Oona Beeson
Elaine …. Ms Sheila Mitchell
Frere …. Dominic Letts
Joe …. Steve Hodson
Morton …. Barry Gordon

Directed by Matthew Walters

First broadcast on Radio 4 in November 1993.


SUN 15:00 Meet the Huggetts (b00nm0k5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 15:30 Stop Messing About! (b00cmz01)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 16:00 Mel's Mix: The Best of The 4 O'Clock Show (b04p55by)
Honky tonk piano and massive antlers

Mel Giedroyc picks the best of this week's shows, including a search for some creepy crawly water beetles and honky tonk jazz piano from New Orleans.


SUN 17:00 Louisa May Alcott - Little Women (b007jqp9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SUN 17:30 Captain Kidd and the First Fifteen (b04p54n4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


SUN 17:50 Inheritance Tracks (b04prn2x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:10 on Saturday]


SUN 18:00 Ray Bradbury's Tales of the Bizarre (b04p55c0)
Series 1

Have I Got a Chocolate Bar for You

One afternoon in the Confessional, the priest hears a familiar voice and smells a familiar smell...

Ray Bradbury introduces his own spooky tale of confessions and confectionery dramatised by Catherine Czerkawska.

The Priest ...... TP McKenna
Young Man ...... John Yule

Director: Hamish Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1995.


SUN 18:30 Robert Holmes - Aliens in the Mind (b007jltj)
2. Hurried Exodus

On the Isle of Luig, Lark and Cornelius are certain the death of Dr Hugh Dexter was no accident. From his research notes, they diagnose a mysterious island sickness.

The key to the mystery seems to be an apparently simple-minded 18-year-old, Flora Kiery...

Starring Peter Cushing and Vincent Price.

Written by Rene Basilico from an idea by Robert Holmes.

John Cornelius .... Peter Cushing
Curtis Lark .... Vincent Price
Minister Donald Schooler .... Henry Stamper
Shirley Kyle .... Shirley Dixon
Flora Kiery .... Sandra Clarke
Mary .... Irene Sutcliffe
Police Sergeant .... Frazer Carr
Purser .... Andrew Sear

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1977.


SUN 19:00 Garrison Keillor's Radio Show (b01chxyw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 20:00 Meet the Huggetts (b00nm0k5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 20:30 Stop Messing About! (b00cmz01)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b04p54n6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


SUN 21:45 RK Narayan Stories (b01dc3p8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today]


SUN 22:00 Ed Reardon's Week (b00y28q5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 22:30 Clare in the Community (b00fyvqy)
Series 2

Meet the Press

International stardom beckons when the social worker appears on the radio. Stars Sally Phillips. From November 2005.


SUN 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b04stkn1)
The best in contemporary comedy. Tonight, Arthur Smith chats to Nick Doody.


SUN 23:00 The Maltby Collection (b00x7glw)
Series 2

Episode 2

Deputy curator Rod holds a museum press conference, and Walter hits on Susie Maltby. Stars Geoffrey Palmer. From June 2008.


SUN 23:30 The Remains of Foley and McColl (b007jrrn)
Snuff Radio

Sean and Hamish compete in a European Radio Drama competition.

Surreal comedy starring award-winning double act Sean Foley and Hamish McColl, the Right Size.

With:

Rose English
Count Arthur Strong
Chris Larner
Mark Stevens

Producer: Lissa Evans

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2000.



MONDAY 17 NOVEMBER 2014

MON 00:00 Ray Bradbury's Tales of the Bizarre (b04p55c0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 00:30 Robert Holmes - Aliens in the Mind (b007jltj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b04p54n6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


MON 01:45 RK Narayan Stories (b01dc3p8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]


MON 02:00 Meet the Huggetts (b00nm0k5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:30 Stop Messing About! (b00cmz01)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 on Sunday]


MON 03:00 Ed Reardon's Week (b00y28q5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Sunday]


MON 03:30 HRF Keating - The Murder of the Maharajah (b00vfhv3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:30 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Louisa May Alcott - Little Women (b007jqp9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 Captain Kidd and the First Fifteen (b04p54n4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Sunday]


MON 05:50 Inheritance Tracks (b04prn2x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:10 on Saturday]


MON 06:00 Eric Ambler - Topkapi (b0116gvk)
Episode 5

Arthur Simpson, crook and spy, witnesses a vicious knife fight and waits for news of Fischer. Read by David Westhead.


MON 06:30 All the Right Notes, Not Necessarily in the Right Order (b0076wt5)
Peter Schickele

4 Extra Debut. Musician and comedian Rainer Hersch talks to American satirist Peter Schickele about his musical humour. From January 2006.


MON 07:00 Life, Death and Sex with Mike and Sue (b007517q)
Series 4

Episode 1

Sofa-bound TV presenters Mike and Sue discuss property, holidays and their hopes for a TV award.

Starring Robert Duncan and Jan Ravens.

With:
Roger Blake
Emma Kennedy
Toby Longworth

Written by Hugh Rycroft and David Spicer from a format by Bill Dare.

Music by Mark Burton.

Producer: Aled Evans

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1999.


MON 07:30 The Museum of Curiosity (b04nrmgx)
Series 7

Episode 6

This week, the Professor of Ignorance John Lloyd and his curator Phill Jupitus welcome

Neil Innes, either a musical comedian or a comedy musician or possibly both. He was the third member of the surreal psychedelic jazz pop fusion combo the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band; is acknowledged as the seventh member of the Monty Python team; and was, according to some authorities, the 33rd member of the Beatles.

Dr Bradley Garrett, a writer, photographer urban explorer and researcher at Oxford University. He is perhaps the only academic whose studies have resulted in hanging onto a crane at the top of the Shard, being arrested on the tarmac at Heathrow for criminal damage and trespassing on private property over 300 times in more than eight countries.

Isabel Berncke, a scientist who grew up in the wild mountains of Chile but moved to the UK to study in London, Cambridge and Oxford. She's a doctor of cognitive and evolutionary anthropology, but her research interests include neuroscience, music, primatology, poetry, ethnology, complexity theory, behavioural ecology and hobbits.

This week, the Museum's Steering Committee discusses wrapping the Angel of the North up warm, penis fencing, the lowest-rated prime-time show in American TV history, London's secret rivers, what makes a tree laugh and why we should stupidity should be put in an institution.

The show was researched by James Harkin and Molly Oldfield of QI.

The producers were Richard Turner and Dan Schreiber.


MON 08:00 Marriage Lines (b04pbltx)
Series 1

The Party

Kate's furious - why haven't they been invited to their friend's party?

A series based on the mutual love and mistrust of two newly-weds. Starring Richard Briers as George Starling and Prunella Scales as Kate Starling.

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

With Rodney Diak, Audrey Nicholson, David Graham and David Morton.

Written by Richard Waring.

Producer: Charles Maxwell

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in June 1965.


MON 08:30 The Navy Lark (b007k0zg)
Series 1

An Exercise in Filming

HMS Troutbridge's chance of movie stardom is jeopardised, thanks to the navigational skills of Sub-Lieutenant Phillips!

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

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 June 1959.


MON 09:00 The Personality Test (b00mrc84)
Series 2

Adam Hart-Davis

Broadcaster, writer and science enthusiast, Adam Hart-Davis quizzes a panel about himself.

With Sue Perkins, Lucy Porter, Will Smith and Robin Ince.

Series with changing hosts who quiz the panel.

Script by Richard Turner and Simon LIttlefield

Devised and produced by Aled Evans.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2006.


MON 09:30 The Castle (b01j8gyl)
Series 4

Highlights and Twilights

Hie ye to The Castle, a rollicking sitcom set way back then, starring James Fleet ("The Vicar Of Dibley"), Neil Dudgeon ("Life Of Riley"), Martha Howe-Douglas ("Horrible Histories") & Ingrid Oliver ("Watson & Oliver")

The village of Woodstock receives two mysterious visitors - one deathly pale and one deathly orange. Meanwhile, Lady Anne meets the love that dare not speak its name and Sir John meets the love that can speak its name but can't pronounce it properly

Sir John Woodstock James Fleet
Sir William De Warenne Neil Dudgeon
Lady Anne Woodstock Martha Howe-Douglas
Cardinal Duncan Jonathan Kydd
Lady Charlotte Ingrid Oliver
Master Henry Woodstock Steven Kynman
Bates Lewis Macleod

with special guest
Amy De Childs Jess Robinson

Written by Kim Fuller & Paul Alexander
Music by Guy Jackson
Produced and directed by David Tyler.


MON 10:00 James Hilton - Lost Horizon (b00tp95x)
The Inheritance

Hugh Conway's old acquaintances try to discover if there's any truth behind his Shangri-La adventure. Stars Derek Jacobi.


MON 11:00 Afternoon Reading (b00yj88f)
Virginia Woolf - Mrs Dalloway's Party

Mrs Dalloway in Bond Street

Fascinated and preoccupied by the idea of this social event, Virginia Woolf wrote this story sequence around the same time as writing the novel Mrs Dalloway.

In each of these three stories, glimpse each character's inner most thoughts and emotions. as Woolf depicts the intriguing social world of Mrs Dalloway's party in microscopic detail.

This story, follows Mrs Dalloway as she runs errands and prepares for the party she's hosting...

Read by Sylvestra Le Touzel

Abridged by Miranda Davies
Producer: Lucy Collingwood

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2014.


MON 11:15 Loose Ends (b04p54yg)
Alan Cumming, Jake Chapman, Jan Ravens, The Growlers, PHOX

Clive Anderson is joined by Alan Cumming, Jake Chapman, Donny Osmond, Jan Ravens and Emma Freud for an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy. With music from The Growlers and PHOX.

Producer: Debbie Kilbride.


MON 12:00 Marriage Lines (b04pbltx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 The Navy Lark (b007k0zg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 Eric Ambler - Topkapi (b0116gvk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 All the Right Notes, Not Necessarily in the Right Order (b0076wt5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 Sue Townsend - The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4 (b0153w4w)
Episode 6

Adrian turns 14 at last, but his landmark birthday is nothing like he expected. Nicholas Barnes reads Sue Townsend's book.


MON 14:15 A History of the Brain (b016w808)
A Hole in the Head

Dr Geoff Bunn's 10 part History of the Brain is a journey through 5000 years of our understanding of the most complex thing in the known universe. From Neolithic times to the present day, Geoff journeys through the many ideas of what the brain is for and how it fulfils its functions. While referencing the core physiology and neuroscience, this is a cultural, not a scientific history. What soon becomes obvious is that our understanding of this most inscrutable organ has in all periods been coloured by the social and political expedients of the day no less than by the contemporary scope of scientific or biological exploration.

In Episode 1: A Hole in the Head, the focus is on trepanation, the practice of drilling holes in the skull believing that such operations might correct physiological or spiritual problems. Trepanation reveals much about the understanding of the brain from Neolithic to recent times. The Ancient Egyptians, however, rarely trepanned, even though their Secret Book of the Physician, one of the oldest medical texts in the world, shows that they recognised how damage to the brain can paralyze limbs on opposite sides of the body. Believing the heart to be the core organ, they discarded the brain altogether at death, since it had no part to play in the afterlife.

The series is written and presented by Dr Geoff Bunn of Manchester Metropolitan University. Actors Paul Bhattacharjee and Jonathan Forbes provide the voices of those who have written about the brain across the ages. Actor Hattie Morahan gives the Anatomy Lesson establishing the part of the brain to be highlighted in each episode - in this instance the cranium and the meninges. The original, atmospheric score is supplied by composer, Barney Quinton. The producer is Marya Burgess.


MON 14:30 Ladies of Letters (b01mgr64)
Ladies of Letters Log On

Episode 6

With Irene away, Vera invites a tarot card reader onto the show. With Patricia Routledge and Prunella Scales. From May 2001.


MON 14:45 Blake Morrison - And When Did You Last See Your Father? (b04pbqfy)
Episode 6

Blake Morrison reads more from his tribute to a cantankerous father. Competition between parent and child increases. From May 1994.


MON 15:00 James Hilton - Lost Horizon (b00tp95x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b04pbqrx)
Blacksmiths, Baby Talk and Birdwatching

Mel Giedroyc gets a guide to the fascinating world of bird-watching and brings you the next part of Anna Sewell's classic story Black Beauty.


MON 17:00 Second Thoughts (b00kmys6)
Series 3

Come as You Were

Bill tries to disrupt Liza and Richard's affair, and gets involved with 'Emma Peel'.

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

Stars Lynda Bellingham as Faith, James Bolam as Bill, Belinda Lang as Liza, Geoffrey Whitehead as Richard, Jo Kendall as Marjorie, Brian Bowles as Dennis and Ian Lindsay as Ray.

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 May 1991.


MON 17:30 Life, Death and Sex with Mike and Sue (b007517q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 18:00 The Personality Test (b00mrc84)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 18:30 A Good Read (b04pbqy2)
Neil Bartlett and Martin Bashir

4 Extra Debut. Tom Sutcliffe, Neil Bartlett and Martin Bashir discuss paperbacks by Frederick Rolfe, Richard Ford and Ian McEwan. From September 1998.

Hadrian the Seventh by Frederick Rolfe
Publisher: Wordsworth Classics

Women with Men by Richard Ford
Publisher: Panther

Enduring Love by Ian McEwan
Publisher: Vintage.


MON 19:00 Marriage Lines (b04pbltx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 The Navy Lark (b007k0zg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 Eric Ambler - Topkapi (b0116gvk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 All the Right Notes, Not Necessarily in the Right Order (b0076wt5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 Ian McEwan - Atonement (b00766jh)
Episode 6

A tender moment in the library. Sian Thomas continues Ian McEwan's compelling portrait of a family torn apart one summer's evening.

THe Booker short-listed novel about love, truth and the difficulty of absolution was adapted into a highly-praised film in 2007.

Abridged by Sally Marmion. Producer Di Spears.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2002.


MON 21:15 Loose Ends (b04p54yg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


MON 22:00 The Museum of Curiosity (b04nrmgx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 The Castle (b01j8gyl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


MON 23:00 The News Quiz Extra (b04pbs51)
Series 12

Episode 4

Made for 4 Extra. Satirical review of the week's news, chaired by Sandi Toksvig with regular guest Jeremy Hardy, plus Mark Steel, Angela Barnes and Andy Hamilton.


MON 23:45 Quando, Quando, Quando (b00800m4)
Spies

Spies steal the Quando brothers' secret formula - upsetting the delicate equilibrium that's existed for so long between them and the Quandos.

Brothers Rene, Carlo and Charlie Quando chop, snip and crimp their lucky clients into shape at London's finest hair salon.

Six-part comedy written and performed by Rainer Hersch and Mark Maie. With Stephen Greif and Catherine Tate.

Producer: Claire Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1999.



TUESDAY 18 NOVEMBER 2014

TUE 00:00 Sue Townsend - The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4 (b0153w4w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:15 A History of the Brain (b016w808)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 Ladies of Letters (b01mgr64)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Monday]


TUE 00:45 Blake Morrison - And When Did You Last See Your Father? (b04pbqfy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 The Personality Test (b00mrc84)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 A Good Read (b04pbqy2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 Eric Ambler - Topkapi (b0116gvk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 All the Right Notes, Not Necessarily in the Right Order (b0076wt5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 James Hilton - Lost Horizon (b00tp95x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 Afternoon Reading (b00yj88f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:15 Loose Ends (b04p54yg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 Second Thoughts (b00kmys6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 Life, Death and Sex with Mike and Sue (b007517q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 Eric Ambler - Topkapi (b0112cyc)
Episode 6

Arthur Simpson is still on the roof. He has just reluctantly robbed the Treasury of the Topkapi Palace. Read by David Westhead.


TUE 06:30 All the Right Notes, Not Necessarily in the Right Order (b0076wxd)
Anna Russell

Musician and comedian Rainer Hersch finds out more about the 'diva of the classical music send-up'. From February 2006.


TUE 07:00 Babblewick Hall (b04p56x5)
Series 2

Episode 4

Debts are mounting and the squire has an ulterior motive when he visits Lady Keene. With Sophie Thompson. From September 1998.


TUE 07:30 Tom Wrigglesworth's Hang-Ups (b04ntvv9)
Series 2

Lost and Found

When Tom makes his weekly phone call to his parents in Sheffield he discovers they've been flooded.

As his parents manage the clear up operation, Tom reflects on what is important to keep and what isn't.

With Rita May, Paul Copley and Kate Anthony.

Written by Tom Wrigglesworth and James Kettle. With Miles Jupp.

Producer: Katie Tyrrell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2014.


TUE 08:00 The Goon Show (b00f6gsn)
World War One

England and France are at war. Eccles is at lunch.

Groundbreaking, surreal BBC radio comedy written by Spike Milligan.

Starring:
Peter Sellers
Harry Secombe
Spike Milligan

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: Charles Chilton

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in February 1958.


TUE 08:30 Doctor at Large (b009m43k)
Farewell Las Palmas

When ship's doctor Simon Sparrow is caught in a compromising position - twice! - only Easter can save him.

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 First Mate Jock Hornbeam, Patsy Rowlands as Miss Bottomley, Dennis Ramsden as Colonel Swithinbank, Peter Jones as Easter and Norma Ronald as Wendy Swithenbank.

Producer: David Hatch

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1969.


TUE 09:00 The News Quiz Extra (b04pbs51)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:45 Quando, Quando, Quando (b00800m4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:45 on Monday]


TUE 10:00 Home Front - Omnibus (b04cfzxy)
4-8 August 1914 (Season 1 start)

An epic drama series set in Great War Britain exactly a hundred years before it was first broadcast. In the first weekly omnibus edition of Season 1, Folkestone comes to terms with being at the hub of Britain's war effort.

Written by Katie Hims
Consultant Historian: Professor Maggie Andrews
Music: Matthew Strachan
Sound: Martha Littlehailes
Directed by Jessica Dromgoole

Home Front is a ground-breaking Radio Four radio drama - its biggest ever - set in Britain during 1914-18, playing a central role in the BBC's comprehensive offering to mark the centenaries of World War One.

An enthralling fiction, set against a backdrop of fact. Each episode is set a hundred years to the day before broadcast, and follows one character's day. Together they create a mosaic of experience from a wide cross-section of British society, and a playful treasure hunt, with historical truths hidden in each story.

Season One is set in Folkestone, a fashionable Edwardian seaside resort that quickly became one of the hubs of the military machine, and close enough to France to hear the fighting. Future seasons will be set in Newcastle and Devon, telling the major stories of wartime Britain.


TUE 11:00 Afternoon Reading (b00yjcnr)
Virginia Woolf - Mrs Dalloway's Party

Together and Apart

Fascinated and preoccupied by the idea of this social event, Virginia Woolf wrote this story sequence around the same time as writing the novel Mrs Dalloway.

In each of these three stories, glimpse each character's innermost thoughts and emotions as Woolf depicts the intriguing social world of Mrs Dalloway's party in microscopic detail

This story sees two people introduced at Mrs Dalloway's party who begin a rather awkward conversation where each of their internal thoughts about the other is revealed. Until they hit upon a subject close to both of their hearts.

Read by Emma Fielding

Abridged and produced by Lucy Collingwood

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2014.


TUE 11:15 Sheila Goff - A Long Time Dead (b0076plg)
Despite a minor hitch in the proceedings, careful Kath carries on with her planned girlie weekend in Paris with bossy Beatrice.

Now she feels free to live a little and really let her hair down...

Sheila Goff's drama stars Marion Bailey as Kath, Linda Marlowe as Beatrice and Tony Selby as Geoff.

Director: David Hunter

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2004.


TUE 12:00 The Goon Show (b00f6gsn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 Doctor at Large (b009m43k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 Eric Ambler - Topkapi (b0112cyc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 All the Right Notes, Not Necessarily in the Right Order (b0076wxd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 Sue Townsend - The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4 (b0154xfg)
Episode 7

After spending a weekend with Nigel, Adrian is convinced he lives in poverty. His mother sends him a letter. Nicholas Barnes concludes Sue Townsend's book.


TUE 14:15 A History of the Brain (b016wzrd)
The Blood of the Gladiators

Dr Geoff Bunn's 10 part History of the Brain is a journey through 5000 years of our understanding of this complex organ in our heads. From Neolithic times to the present day, he reveals the contemporary beliefs about what the brain is for and how it fulfils its functions.

While referencing the core physiology and neuroscience, this is a cultural, not a scientific history. What soon becomes obvious is that our understanding of this most inscrutable organ has in all periods been coloured by the social and political expedients of the day no less than by the contemporary scope of scientific or biological exploration.

In Episode 2: The Blood of The Gladiators, the focus is Ancient Greek scholarship, with Hippocrates' astonishingly prescient belief in the brain as the chief organ of control and his debunking of the myth of the 'sacred disease' with his assertion that epilepsy was the result of natural causes. Yet the belief that a cure lay in the magical properties of blood persisted for centuries.

The series is entirely written and presented by Dr Geoff Bunn of Manchester Metropolitan University, with actors Paul Bhattacharjee and Jonathan Forbes providing the voices of those who have written about the brain from Ancient Egypt to the present day, and actor Hattie Morahan giving the Anatomy Lesson which establishes the part of the brain to be highlighted in each episode - in this instance the cerebrum and cerebellum. The original, atmospheric score is supplied by composer, Barney Quinton.

Producer: Marya Burgess.


TUE 14:30 Ladies of Letters (b01mh0fc)
Ladies of Letters Log On

Episode 7

Irene wants to use 'Dales Diaries' to launch an appeal for her son. With Patricia Routledge and Prunella Scales. From May 2001.


TUE 14:45 Blake Morrison - And When Did You Last See Your Father? (b04pc07k)
Episode 7

Blake Morrison reads more from his tribute to a cantankerous father. Finally, Morrison senior passes away at home. From May 1994.


TUE 15:00 Home Front - Omnibus (b04cfzxy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b04pc07m)
Stephen Moffat and Walt Disney

Mel Giedroyc introduces a very special tour of Doctor Who's TARDIS and salutes the anniversary of Mickey Mouse's first big-screen appearance.


TUE 17:00 The Enchanting World of Hinge and Bracket (b00s6rcl)
Series 1

The Cruise - 1/2

The dear ladies attempt to fly off to entertain the passengers on a Mediterranean cruise liner...

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
Brigadier Roland Baines ...... Michael Bates
Captain Frobisher ...... Donald Hewlett

Scripted by Mike Craig, Lawrie Kinsley and Ron McDonnell.

Produced at BBC Manchester by James Casey

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1977.


TUE 17:30 Babblewick Hall (b04p56x5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 18:00 Act Your Age (b010mrzk)
Series 3

Episode 6

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. This week Holly Walsh is joined by Andrew Lawrence, Rufus Hound teams up with Paul Foot and Ted Robbins is paired with Stu Francis.

Devised and Produced by Ashley Blaker and Bill Matthews.


TUE 18:30 The Tingle Factor (b04pc255)
Alan Coren

Alan Coren talks to Robin Ray about which pieces of music stir his emotions.

From Annette Mills to Louis Armstrong, the humourist, writer and broadcaster also shares memories of his life and career.

Producer: Andrew Mussett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1990.


TUE 19:00 The Goon Show (b00f6gsn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 Doctor at Large (b009m43k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 Eric Ambler - Topkapi (b0112cyc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 All the Right Notes, Not Necessarily in the Right Order (b0076wxd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 Ian McEwan - Atonement (b00766jz)
Episode 7

Briony sets out to search for the missing twins. Sian Thomas continues reading Ian McEwan's acclaimed study of the power of the imagination.


TUE 21:15 Sheila Goff - A Long Time Dead (b0076plg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


TUE 22:00 Tom Wrigglesworth's Hang-Ups (b04ntvv9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 The Headset Set (b01206cg)
Series 1

Episode 1

It's Sailesh's first day as team leader at Smile5, the mail order catalogue company selling everything from Rolex watches to lawnmowers, from financial products to phone and broadband, from holidays to health insurance.

And somewhere in a brown-field wasteland, miles from the nearest town, it runs one of the largest call centres operating in the UK. This is the world of The Headset Set.

Eavesdrop on both sides of the bizarre, horrific and ludicrous phone calls when customers call in as events unfold with company staff.

Aleesha and other characters ..... Chizzy Akudolu
Bernie and other characters ..... Margaret-Cabourn Smith
Big Tony, Ralph and other characters ..... Colin Hoult
Sailesh, Bradley and other characters ..... Paul sharma
Various ..... Philip Fox

Writers: James kettle, Stephen Carlin, Andy Wolton, Ben Partridge, Colin Hoult, Dan Tetsell, Dale Shaw, Kevin Core, Rob Gilroy and Tom Neenan

Script editor: Dan Tetsell
Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2011.


TUE 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b04tps1k)
The best in contemporary comedy. Tonight, Jon Holmes chats to Luisa Omielan.


TUE 23:00 The Mel and Sue Thing (b0076b3z)
Episode 5

Virginia Wade and Tim Henman talk politics, Sweet Fanny Adams talks, well, sweetly, and Lovejoy and Bergerac talk nonsense.

Plus the penultimate episode of Jane Austen's lost novella, Sweet Fanny Adams, still cruelly ignored by the critics as a work of minor importance

More mayhem from Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins.

With Paul Chahidi

Written by Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins.

Producer: Elizabeth Freestone.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2002.


TUE 23:30 Vent (b00svcbq)
Series 1

Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go

Ben doesn't get out much, but he has a loving and attentive family, an active imagination and a comfortable bed, so he can't complain.

Because he's in a coma, Mary and Mum wonder whether some of his favourite music will wake him up, while his own thoughts are occupied with visons of Sue Lawley, Robbie Williams - and an unconventional seduction technique.

Dark sitcom written by Nigel Smith.

Starring Neil Pearson as Ben Smith, Fiona Allen as Mary, Josie Lawrence as Mum and Leslie Ash as Blitzkrieg.

With Mark Perry, Dave Lamb, Jo Martin, Tim Whitnall, Hils Barker and Kim Wall.

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2006.



WEDNESDAY 19 NOVEMBER 2014

WED 00:00 Sue Townsend - The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4 (b0154xfg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:15 A History of the Brain (b016wzrd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 Ladies of Letters (b01mh0fc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Tuesday]


WED 00:45 Blake Morrison - And When Did You Last See Your Father? (b04pc07k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 Act Your Age (b010mrzk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 The Tingle Factor (b04pc255)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 Eric Ambler - Topkapi (b0112cyc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 02:30 All the Right Notes, Not Necessarily in the Right Order (b0076wxd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 Home Front - Omnibus (b04cfzxy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 Afternoon Reading (b00yjcnr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:15 Sheila Goff - A Long Time Dead (b0076plg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 The Enchanting World of Hinge and Bracket (b00s6rcl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 Babblewick Hall (b04p56x5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 Paul Temple (b007t1kg)
Paul Temple and the Margo Mystery

The Coat

A dangerous web of lies and murder awaits Paul Temple when his wife Steve disappears...

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

With James Thomason as Sir Graham Forbes, Simon Lack as Superintendent Raine, Tommy Duggan as Mike Langdon, James Beattie as Charlie, June Tobin as Linda Kelburn, Jon Rollason as Tony Wyman and Mary Wimbush as the Telephone Operator.

From 1938 to 1969 the fictional crime novelist and detective Paul Temple, together with his Fleet Street journalist Steve, solved case after case in one of BBC radio's most popular series. They inhabited a sophisticated world of chilled cocktails and fast cars, where the women were chic and the men wore cravats - a world where Sir Graham Forbes, of Scotland Yard, usually needed Paul's help with his latest tricky case.

Producer: Martin C Webster

First heard on the BBC Light Programme in 1961.


WED 06:30 All the Right Notes, Not Necessarily in the Right Order (b0076x0q)
The Comedian Harmonists

Musical comedian Rainer Hersch investigates the 1930s German comedy singing sensations. From February 2006.


WED 07:00 Change at Oglethorpe (b007k0mg)
The Unquiet American

An exciting new engine could soon be running on the quiet rural railway - but there's a big catch. How can the staff make Oglethorpe look like a busy, modern station?

Peter Davison and Michael Williams star in Peter Morfoot's railway sitcom.

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

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in December 1995.


WED 07:30 In and Out of the Kitchen (b01qlhjh)
Series 2

The Literary Festival

Damien and Anthony arrive at a literary festival to promote Damien's book about the culinary habits of the Great Poets. Despite the charming hotel and the peaceful surroundings, the cookery writer can barely disguise his chagrin at his talk being in a tent smaller to other writers he considers lesser than him.

But he soon has the opportunity to get the audience he feels he deserves when a fellow author is knocked unconscious and Damien is asked to fill in. But can he rise to the occasion?

Written by Miles Jupp.

Damien Trench ...... Miles Jupp
Anthony MacIlveny ...... Justin Edwards
Gary McDade ...... Ben Crowe
Sound Man ...... Ben Crowe
Bill Trumpetz ...... Toby Longworth
The Lady ...... Sarah Thom
Marion Duffett ...... Lesley Vickerage

Producer: Sam Michell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2013.


WED 08:00 The Burkiss Way (b007js2t)
Series 4

Is Britain Going the Burkiss Way? Part 2

The Martians Are Coming! Or are they? Is this a spoof? Or a spoof of a spoof?

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: David Hatch

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1979.


WED 08:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00rxf3m)
Series 3

Episode 4

The Archers sell up - and Admiral Lord Nelson's diary.

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

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

Written by John Esmond and Bob Larbey, Graeme Garden, Eric Idle, David & Peter Lund 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 and songs by Dave Lee and Bill Oddie.

Producer: Humphrey Barclay

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in April 1966.


WED 09:00 Whispers (b007k2sf)
Series 3

Episode 2

Gyles Brandreth chairs the scandals quiz with Anthony Holden, Lucy Moore, Richard Herring and Louise Doughty. From October 2005.


WED 09:30 Safety Catch (b00fgq18)
Series 1

A Wanting Man

Simon wonders whether to stay faithful to his girlfriend, when he suspects a friend of his sister may be attracted to him.

Starring Darren Boyd as Simon McGrath.

Laurence Howarth’s black comedy of modern morality. Simon is essentially a nice man who also happens to be an arms dealer.

With:
Joanna Page
Lewis MacLeod
Sarah Smart
Brigit Forsyth
Catherine Shepherd

Producer: Dawn Ellis

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2007.


WED 10:00 Home Front - Omnibus (b04d4w69)
11-15 August 1914

As Britain declares war on Austria-Hungary, Folkestone tries to rally flagging tourism whilst waving local troops off to the front.

Written by: Katie Hims & Sean Moffatt
Consultant Historian: Professor Maggie Andrews
Music by: Matthew Strachan
Sound: Martha Littlehailes
Directed and produced by: Lucy Collingwood
Editor: Jessica Dromgoole

Home Front is a ground-breaking Radio Four radio drama - its biggest ever - set in Britain during 1914-18, playing a central role in the BBC's comprehensive offering to mark the centenaries of the First World War.

An enthralling fiction, set against a backdrop of fact. Each episode is set a hundred years to the day before broadcast, and follows one character's day. Together they create a mosaic of experience from a wide cross-section of British society, and a playful treasure hunt, with historical truths hidden in each story.

Season One is set in Folkestone, a fashionable Edwardian seaside resort that quickly became one of the hubs of the military machine, and close enough to France to hear the fighting. Future seasons will be set in Newcastle and Devon, telling the major stories of wartime Britain.


WED 11:00 Afternoon Reading (b00yjs47)
Virginia Woolf - Mrs Dalloway's Party

The New Dress

Fascinated and preoccupied by the idea of this social event, Virginia Woolf wrote this story sequence around the same time as writing the novel Mrs Dalloway.

In each of these three stories written in Woolf's distinctive style, glimpse each character's inner most thoughts and emotions as Woolf depicts the intriguing social world of Mrs Dalloway's party in microscopic detail.

In 'The New Dress', Mabel chooses a new yellow dress of a different style to wear to Mrs Dalloway's party. However, the moment she arrives she feels wishes she hadn't.

Read by Amanda Root

Abridged by Miranda Davies

Producer: Lucy Collingwood

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2014.


WED 11:15 Drama (b010t6h0)
Katie Hims - Lost Property

The Wrong Label

by Katie Hims. London, 1941, and Alice knows that to stop your children from being evacuated is to tantamount to siding with Hitler.

Cast

Narrator ..... Rosie Cavaliero
Alice ..... Alex Tregear
Queenie ..... Katie Angelou
Ray ..... Daniel Cooper
Jim ..... Daniel Rabin
Mr Nightingale ..... Stuart McLoughlin
Miss Pearl ..... Bethan Walker
Miss Stanwyck ..... Sally Orrock
Mr Jones ..... Sean Baker
Mrs Jones ..... Joanna Monro

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole

The Wrong Label is part one of a trilogy of plays by acclaimed radio dramatist Katie Hims charting one family's tragi-comic history of heartbreak and redemption. The trilogy won the 2011 BBC Audio Drama Award for Best Drama, where Rosie Cavaliero also picked up the Best Actress award.


WED 12:00 The Burkiss Way (b007js2t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00rxf3m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 Paul Temple (b007t1kg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 All the Right Notes, Not Necessarily in the Right Order (b0076x0q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 Sue Townsend - Adrian Mole (b007js5c)
The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole

Episode 1

It's 1982 and the Falklands War is underway, but Adrian has other matters on his mind. Sue Townsend's book read by Nicholas Barnes.


WED 14:15 A History of the Brain (b016x234)
The Origin of Common Sense

Dr Geoff Bunn's 10 part History of the Brain is a journey through 5000 years of our understanding of this complex organ in our heads. From Neolithic times to the present day, he reveals the contemporary beliefs about what the brain is for and how it fulfils its functions.

While referencing the core physiology and neuroscience, this is a cultural, not a scientific history. What soon becomes obvious is that our understanding of this most inscrutable organ has in all periods been coloured by the social and political expedients of the day no less than by the contemporary scope of scientific or biological exploration.

In Episode 3: The Origin of Common Sense, the focus is on Ancient Rome with Galen's 'animal spirits' gently inflating the ventricles and making thought possible, and on how early Christian scholarship placed the soul in the brain's ventricles. But with the Dark Ages, it was Islamic scholars who continued to explore the brain: Al Razi studied apoplexy or stroke, while Ibn Sina proposed that thoughts travelled through the brain in a predictable sequence and identified the 'common sense' in the front ventricle.

The series is entirely written and presented by Dr Geoff Bunn of Manchester Metropolitan University, with actors Paul Bhattacharjee and Jonathan Forbes providing the voices of those who have written about the brain from Ancient Egypt to the present day, and actor Hattie Morahan giving the Anatomy Lesson which establishes the part of the brain to be highlighted in each episode - in this instance the ventricles. The original, atmospheric score is supplied by composer, Barney Quinton.

Producer: Marya Burgess.


WED 14:30 Ladies of Letters (b01mhlp2)
Ladies of Letters Log On

Episode 8

Can Irene get to the bottom of the story about her son? With Patricia Routledge and Prunella Scales. From May 2001.


WED 14:45 Blake Morrison - And When Did You Last See Your Father? (b04pcgkz)
Episode 8

Blake Morrison reads more from his tribute to a cantankerous father. Blake studies his mother's reaction to death. From May 1994.


WED 15:00 Home Front - Omnibus (b04d4w69)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b04pcgl1)
Sarah Millican and Vincent Van Gogh

Mel Giedroyc paints a portrait of the amazing life of Vincent Van Gogh and introduces comedian Sarah Millican's Inheritance Tracks.


WED 17:00 Life in London (b01167w4)
In Training for a Swell

A tour of the sprawling post-Regency Metropolis in the years before the Victorians turned up and made everything boring

All in the company of garrulous author Pierce Egan, cocksure urbanite Corinthian Tom, his naive Somerset cousin Jerry Hawthorn and their drunken compatriot Bob Logic.

Starring Greg Wise, Mark Gatiss and James Bachman.

Pierce Egan’s 19th-century comic novel adapted by Dan Tetsell.

Pierce Egan .... Geoffrey McGivern
Corinthian Tom .... Greg Wise
Jerry Hawthorn .... Mark Gatiss
Bob Logic .... James Bachman
Old Hawthorn .... Christopher Douglas
Corinthian Kate .... Amanda Abbingdon
Mrs Belcher .... Laura Shavin
Mr Primefit .... Dave Lamb

Music: Ben Walker

Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2006.


WED 17:30 Change at Oglethorpe (b007k0mg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 18:00 Whispers (b007k2sf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


WED 18:30 Off the Page (b0076g49)
Superstition

Matthew Parris talks to journalists George Dobell Lilian Pizzichini and singer Tony Cassidy about absurd beliefs.

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 Peter Everett.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2003.


WED 19:00 The Burkiss Way (b007js2t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00rxf3m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 Paul Temple (b007t1kg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 All the Right Notes, Not Necessarily in the Right Order (b0076x0q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 Ian McEwan - Atonement (b00766kj)
Episode 8

Briony tells her story, and all must live by the consequences. Sian Thomas reads Ian McEwan's novel of childhood, love and terrible power of the imagination.


WED 21:15 Drama (b010t6h0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


WED 22:00 In and Out of the Kitchen (b01qlhjh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 Danny Robins Music Therapy (b00fgts9)
Episode 1

Danny Robins harnesses the power of music to improve the world to help humanity - and a dormouse.

With Isy Suttie, beatboxer Beardyman and the Finchley Children's Music Group.

Written by Danny Robins with Isy Suttie and Danielle Ward.

Producer: Ben Walker

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2008.


WED 23:00 Arthur Smith's Balham Bash (b010mztl)
Series 3

Episode 4

Arthur Smith presents comedy and music from his flat in Balham, south London.

With Billy Jenkins, Kevin Eldon, Imran Yusef plus poetry from Kate Fox

Producer: Alison Vernon-Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2011.


WED 23:30 The Skivers (b007tcph)
Series 1

Ken Campbell

Action from Ancient Greece to 221B Baker Street.

Nick Golson and Tim de Jongh's skilful sketch show with special guest Ken Campbell

Written and performed by Nick Golson and Tim de Jongh.

With Peter Bradshaw and Mel Giedroyc

Producer: Jon Naismith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1994.



THURSDAY 20 NOVEMBER 2014

THU 00:00 Sue Townsend - Adrian Mole (b007js5c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:15 A History of the Brain (b016x234)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 Ladies of Letters (b01mhlp2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Wednesday]


THU 00:45 Blake Morrison - And When Did You Last See Your Father? (b04pcgkz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 Whispers (b007k2sf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 Off the Page (b0076g49)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 Paul Temple (b007t1kg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 All the Right Notes, Not Necessarily in the Right Order (b0076x0q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 Home Front - Omnibus (b04d4w69)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 Afternoon Reading (b00yjs47)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:15 Drama (b010t6h0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 Life in London (b01167w4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 Change at Oglethorpe (b007k0mg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 Paul Temple (b007t1qq)
Paul Temple and the Margo Mystery

Concerning Ted Angus

The suave sleuth tries to connect his wife's kidnapping with a body dressed in a coat.

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

With James Beattie as Charlie, Tommy Duggan as Mike Langdon, Simon Lack as Superintendent Raine, Hugh Manning as Larry Cross, Jon Rollason as Tony Wyman, June Tobin as Linda Kelburn, Julian Somers as George Kelburn and Tom Watson as Ted Angus.

From 1938 to 1969 the fictional crime novelist and detective Paul Temple, together with his Fleet Street journalist Steve, solved case after case in one of BBC radio's most popular series. They inhabited a sophisticated world of chilled cocktails and fast cars, where the women were chic and the men wore cravats - a world where Sir Graham Forbes, of Scotland Yard, usually needed Paul's help with his latest tricky case.

Producer: Martin C Webster

First heard on the BBC Light Programme in 1961.


THU 06:30 All the Right Notes, Not Necessarily in the Right Order (b0076x3y)
Spike Jones

Comedian Rainer Hersch finds out more about the 40s and 50s American big-band musical comic, 'the man who murdered music'. From February 2006.


THU 07:00 The Elephant Man (b007jsfp)
Endangered Species

Terry Lyon, assistant head keeper of Southwood Zoo, trusts animals because most people think he's a waste of space.

But as the zoo lurches towards bankruptcy, his future looks bleak.

DA Barham's eight-part sitcom stars Peter Serafinowicz.

Terry ...... Peter Serafinowicz
Leonard ...... Chris Emmett
Maureen ...... Geraldine Fitzgerald
Derek ...... Wayne Forester
George ...... Geoff Fitzgerald
Stephanie ...... Joanna Munro
Adam ...... Richard Pearce

DA Barham - alias Debbie Ann - used her gently gender-obscured writing name. Aged just 15, she'd sent in comedy scripts to the BBC. She tragically died in 2003 from heart failure due to anorexia, aged just 26.

In her short, brilliant comedy career, she'd written for The News Huddlines, Spitting Image, The News Quiz, Weekending, Loose Ends, as well as big names like Bob Monkhouse, Graham Norton, Rory Bremner and Clive Anderson.

Producer: Richard Wilson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in August 1996.


THU 07:30 John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme (b04nvf5n)
Series 4

Episode 5

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.

5/6: This penultimate edition of the series presents the only detectives who've not had their own TV show yet; a well-disguised sketch about the residents of the savannah; and a revolutionary email exchange..

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.

Producer ... Ed Morrish.


THU 08:00 It Sticks Out Half A Mile (b007k2kl)
Pike in Love

Mrs Pike asks Arthur to talk to her son, Frank about the birds and bees...

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
Avril ...... Carol Hawkins
Mavis Pike ...... Janet Davies
Telephone Engineer ...... Gordon Salkild

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

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in December 1983.


THU 08:30 Listen to Les (b007wlff)
From 31/01/1982

Les Dawson reveals the joy of being a father and how to tackle rising crime rates - plus another special piano sing-along.

With Daphne Oxenford and Colin Edwynn.

Music by Brian Fitzgerald.

Scripted and produced by James Casey.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in January 1981.


THU 09:00 Heresy (b018fll7)
Series 8

Episode 4

Victoria Coren presents another edition of the show which dares to commit heresy.

Her guests this week are comedians Rufus Hound and Dr Phil Hammond and writer and broadcaster Germaine Greer. Together they have fun exposing the wrong-headedness of received wisdom and challenging knee-jerk public reaction to events.

GP, Dr Phil Hammond enthusiastically argues against the received wisdom that people should not self-diagnose using the internet, pointing out that statistically doctors only just beat the internet in getting it right. Germaine Greer offers some constructive if controversial advice for self-diagnosers who get it wrong: 'Just die!'

Germaine also refutes the belief that the sixties were a great time to be young by cheerfully recalling the decade as a time of police repression and sexually-transmitted diseases.

And Rufus Hound pours scorn on the suggestion that the best Christmas presents are the ones you make yourself. He warns Victoria Coren that if she turns up at his house on Christmas Day with a gift she has baked herself, he will ask her to leave.

Producer: Brian King
A Avalon Television production for BBC Radio 4.


THU 09:30 Alison and Maud (b007k2vm)
Series 1

The Unmentionable

A nasty moment for Bernard in the granny flat or is the landladies' daddy only joking?

Sue Limb's sitcom about events at the Abbeyfield Guest House in Norwich.

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

Alison …. Denise Coffey
Maud …. Miriam Margolyes
Fathe …. Joss Ackland
Mr Mullett …. Chris Emmett
Bernard …. Geoffrey Whitehead
Leslie …. Nickolas Grace

Producer: Jonathan James-Moore.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2003.


THU 10:00 Home Front - Omnibus (b04dqwz4)
18-22 August 1914

The week that Folkestone welcomed the first wave of Belgian refugees, fleeing the war.

Written by Sebastian Baczkiewicz
Consultant Historian: Professor Maggie Andrews
Music: Matthew Strachan
Sound: Martha Littlehailes
Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.


THU 11:00 Original Shorts (b00vhgcf)
Series 4

Angels

Adam Thorpe's intriguing story, specially written for Original Shorts, is set within a monastery in the French Alps. Brother Dominique wakes from a powerful dream - almost certain he has had a vision of an angel.

Those wings seemed very persuasive as they descended, beating in a golden blur. But when the local blacksmith and his son come up the mountain to repair the great oak cross that stands at the top of the pasture, the monk begins to have doubts.

What was the real meaning of his dream? Did it represent something more worrying? The answer is surprising and, in Adam Godley's heartfelt reading, strangely moving.

Director: Martin Jarvis
A Jarvis & Ayres Production for BBC Radio 4.


THU 11:15 Drama (b010xzzm)
Katie Hims - Lost Property

The Year My Mother Went Missing

It's 1979, and it's not the first time that Ruthie's mother Queenie has gone missing, but usually she leaves a note. The second in Katie Hims' trilogy of plays.

Cast

Narrator ..... Rosie Cavaliero
Ruthie ..... Shannon Flynn
Vincent ..... Ceallach Spellman
Marcus ..... Elliot Griffiths
Dad ..... Ralph Ineson
Ray ..... Daniel Rabin
Alice ..... Jane Whittenshaw
Queenie ..... Sally Orrock
PC O'Hara ..... Stuart McLoughlin
DI Driscoll ..... Sean Baker

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole

The Year My Mother Went Missing is the second in a trilogy of plays by acclaimed radio dramatist Katie Hims charting one family's tragi-comic history of heartbreak and redemption. The trilogy won the 2011 BBC Audio Drama Award for Best Drama, where Rosie Cavaliero also picked up the Best Actress award.


THU 12:00 It Sticks Out Half A Mile (b007k2kl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 Listen to Les (b007wlff)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 Paul Temple (b007t1qq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 All the Right Notes, Not Necessarily in the Right Order (b0076x3y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 Sue Townsend - Adrian Mole (b007js5p)
The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole

Episode 2

Intrigued by his parents' perturbing behaviour, Adrian realises there's something he hasn't yet seen. Read by Nicholas Barnes.


THU 14:15 A History of the Brain (b016x2k4)
Spirits in the Material World

Dr Geoff Bunn's 10 part History of the Brain is a journey through 5000 years of our understanding of this complex organ in our heads. From Neolithic times to the present day, he reveals the contemporary beliefs about what the brain is for and how it fulfils its functions.

While referencing the core physiology and neuroscience, this is a cultural, not a scientific history. What soon becomes obvious is that our understanding of this most inscrutable organ has in all periods been coloured by the social and political expedients of the day no less than by the contemporary scope of scientific or biological exploration.

In Episode 4: Spirits in the Material World, the focus is on Thomas Willis, the 17th century physician after whom the 'Circle of Willis' - the circuit of arteries supplying blood to the brain - is named. Willis' Anatomy of the Brain and Nerves was a groundbreaking attempt to correlate brain anatomy with mental function. A friend of Christopher Wren, the humbly-born Willis was one of the founder members of the Royal Society. Yet his ideas were not universally accepted. The Cambridge philosopher, Henry More, considered the brain no more than 'a bowl of curds'', with no possibility that it could house reason.

The series is entirely written and presented by Dr Geoff Bunn of Manchester Metropolitan University, with actors Paul Bhattacharjee and Jonathan Forbes providing the voices of those who have written about the brain from Ancient Egypt to the present day, and actor Hattie Morahan giving the Anatomy Lesson which establishes the part of the brain to be highlighted in each episode - in this instance the Circle of Willis and the tiny pineal gland. The original, atmospheric score is supplied by composer, Barney Quinton.

Producer: Marya Burgess.


THU 14:30 Ladies of Letters (b01mhmm1)
Ladies of Letters Log On

Episode 9

Vera's family works out their problems on live television. With Patricia Routledge and Prunella Scales. From May 2001.


THU 14:45 Blake Morrison - And When Did You Last See Your Father? (b04pctfp)
Episode 9

Blake Morrison reads more from his tribute to a cantankerous father. Blake finally confronts the titular question. From May 1994. Episode 9 of 9.


THU 15:00 Home Front - Omnibus (b04dqwz4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b04pcv7d)
Clowns and Windsor Castle

Mel Giedroyc puts on her best floppy shoes and explores the origins of the red nose clown. Plus memories of the night in 1992 when Windsor Castle nearly burned down.


THU 17:00 No Commitments (b00s8fxq)
Series 3

Time Shift

Charlotte surprises her sisters with her new younger lover. Simon Brett's sitcom stars Rosemary Leach. From November 1994.


THU 17:30 The Elephant Man (b007jsfp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 18:00 Heresy (b018fll7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


THU 18:30 Great Lives (b0076bnh)
Series 2

Benedict Spinoza

Nobel Prize-winning chemist Sir Harry Kroto chooses the philosopher Spinoza. With Humphrey Carpenter.

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


THU 19:00 It Sticks Out Half A Mile (b007k2kl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 Listen to Les (b007wlff)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 Paul Temple (b007t1qq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 All the Right Notes, Not Necessarily in the Right Order (b0076x3y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 Ian McEwan - Atonement (b00766l0)
Episode 9

Time has passed, and Robbie is serving in the military. Sian Thomas continues reading Ian McEwan's novel about love and war.


THU 21:15 Drama (b010xzzm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


THU 22:00 John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme (b04nvf5n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 My Teenage Diary (b014gggx)
Series 3

Jo Caulfield

My Teenage Diary returns with four more brave celebrities ready to revisit their formative years by opening up their intimate teenage diaries, and reading them out in public for the very first time.

Rufus Hound is joined by comedian Jo Caulfield whose diaries describe her joining a terrible rockabilly band as drummer - despite the fact she can't play the drums.

Producer: Harriet Jaine
A Talkback Production for BBC Radio 4.


THU 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b04tpsqr)
The best in contemporary comedy. Plus, Jon Holmes chats again to Luisa Omielan.


THU 23:00 At Home With The Snails (b00cbcpb)
Series 2

Episode 4

After faking their deaths, can George and Beverly finally manage to reunite their family?

Conclusion of Gerard Foster's comedy drama

George ..... Geoffrey Palmer
Beverley ..... Angela Thorne
Alex ..... Gerard Foster
Rose ..... Miranda Hart
Hosana ..... Debra Stephenson
Leboeuf ..... Dave Lamb
Yates ..... Tim Verrinder

Producer: Jane Berthoud

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2002.


THU 23:30 A Look Back at the Nineties (b007jqk5)
1995

Sponsoring the British Army, the impact of total European integration - and the House of Commons votes for the Honesty Act...

Recorded in 1993 - Brian Perkins, Kate Robbins and Chris Barrie 'look back' at the rest of 1990s yet to happen - starting with 1995.

A satirical review set on New Year's Eve 1999 - the Sony Gold award-winning comedy recalls the events from 1995 to 1999.

Predicted by 'Spitting Image' writers Mark Burton, John O'Farrell and Pete Sinclair.

Producer: Caroline Leddy

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1993.



FRIDAY 21 NOVEMBER 2014

FRI 00:00 Sue Townsend - Adrian Mole (b007js5p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:15 A History of the Brain (b016x2k4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 Ladies of Letters (b01mhmm1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Thursday]


FRI 00:45 Blake Morrison - And When Did You Last See Your Father? (b04pctfp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 Heresy (b018fll7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 Great Lives (b0076bnh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 Paul Temple (b007t1qq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 All the Right Notes, Not Necessarily in the Right Order (b0076x3y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 Home Front - Omnibus (b04dqwz4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 Original Shorts (b00vhgcf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:15 Drama (b010xzzm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 No Commitments (b00s8fxq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 The Elephant Man (b007jsfp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 Paul Temple (b007t1qp)
Paul Temple and the Margo Mystery

A Change of Mind

The debonair sleuth needs to find out why he's been asked to halt his murder investigation...

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

With Simon Lack as Superintendent Raine, James Thomason as Sir Graham Forbes, Jon Rollason as Tony Wyman, Tommy Duggan as Mike Langdon, Julian Somers as George Kelburn, Joan Matheson as Mrs Fletcher, William Bedle as Bill Fletcher, Mary Wimbush as Dr Benkaray, Hugh Manning as Larry Cross and Tom Watson as Ted Angus.

From 1938 to 1969 the fictional crime novelist and detective Paul Temple, together with his Fleet Street journalist Steve, solved case after case in one of BBC radio's most popular series. They inhabited a sophisticated world of chilled cocktails and fast cars, where the women were chic and the men wore cravats - a world where Sir Graham Forbes, of Scotland Yard, usually needed Paul's help with his latest tricky case.

Producer: Martin C Webster

First heard on the BBC Light Programme in 1961.


FRI 06:30 Celebrating Cecilia! (b00fgsm1)
Catherine Bott tells the story of St Cecilia, the patron saint of music, examining her role as martyr, saint and muse and as the inspiration for some of the great works of music and literature, including work by Handel, Purcell and Benjamin Britten and Chaucer, Pope and Dryden. Catherine learns of Cecilia's gruesome martyrdom and subsequent place in history and witnesses preparations for the annual festival concert staged in her honour.


FRI 07:00 Spangles 'n' Tights (b04pcw9j)
A Folk Song for Europe

The Dublin theatrical costumiers get embroiled in rivalry between two Lancashire clog troupes.

Christopher Fitz-Simon's five-part comedy.

Dessie Doyle ...... David Kelly
Violet Doyle ...... Pauline McLynn
Antony Gogan ...... Eugene O'Brien
Mr McNamara ...... Frank Kelly
Mona Scrummitt ...... Noreen Kershaw
Mr Witherspoon ...... Dave Hill
Belfast Woman ...... Maureen Dow

Music played by John Trotter.

Directed at BBC Belfast by Roland Jaquarello.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1998.


FRI 07:30 Hal (b04p5vl1)
Series 1

Career

Comedian Hal Cruttenden stars as a stay at home father who is having a mid-life crisis.

Written by Hal Cruttenden and Dominic Holland.

WIth Dominic Holland, Ronni Ancona, Ed Byrne, Anna Crilly, Jonathan Kydd, Gavin Webster, Dominic Frisby, Samuel Caseley, Lucy Robbins and Emily Robbins.

Hal stars as himself, married to Sam and father to two lovely girls. The problem is that, as Sam's career blossoms internationally and daughters Lilly and Molly grow up and are no longer dependent on their loving and caring father, Hal feels restless.

So, with the help of his ever unreliable mates Doug, Fergus and Barry, Hal decides to try new things in his life. But, inevitably, things don't go to plan!

Further challenges come from Hal's now deceased father, who was a true adventurer and all-round hero (something his son sadly is not) and is starting to appear to Hal at the most inopportune times to give unwelcome advice.

In this opening episode, Hal is arranging a special romantic getaway for Sam with some difficulty, Lilly and Molly are becoming almost strangers to Hal, his friend Fergus thinks he's finally found love, and Hal is forced to replace Sam in making a talk at the girls' school as Sam has to go on a work trip abroad.

Producer: Paul Russell

An Open Mike production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in November 2014.


FRI 08:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jygf)
Series 1

The Boxing Champion

When the lad hits the gym, he knocks down a prize boxer completely by chance - which gives Sid an idea...

Starring Tony Hancock. With Moira Lister, Bill Kerr, Sidney James, Kenneth Williams and Paul Carpenter.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music written by Wally Stott. Recorded by the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinowitz.

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in November 1954.


FRI 08:30 The Men from the Ministry (b00zfp3l)
The Ship That Wagged Its Tail

The bumbling bureaucrats are all at sea making headlines in a mix-up over dogs and boats.

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

Starring Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler.

Number One ...... Deryck Guyler
Number Two ...... Richard Murdoch
Mildred Murfin ...... Norma Ronald

With John Graham.

Written by Edward Taylor and John Graham.

'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 BBC Radio 4 in April 1969.


FRI 09:00 Jest a Minute (b013f0vy)
Series 1

Episode 6

Justin Moorhouse, Greg Davies, Chris Corcoran and Lucy Porter star in Rhod Gilbert's comedy quiz. From September 2006.


FRI 09:30 Rent (b04pcxh5)
Series 2

Episode 5

When Paul delivers an ultimatum to Ruby, a visit to a fortune-teller with Maria tells them more than they bargained for.

Lucy Flannery's Writers' Guild award-winning sitcom about the struggles of Maria and Richard and their lodgers.

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
Madame Terry ...... Sally Grace

With Sarah Parkinson, Vivienne Rochester, Joanna Brookes and Matthew Bell.

Producer: Liz Anstee.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1995.


FRI 10:00 Home Front - Omnibus (b04fchmg)
25-29 August 1914

With the first war-wounded arriving home through Folkestone, the locals attempt to boost morale with a fundraising event.

Written by: Shaun McKenna
Consultant Historian: Professor Maggie Andrews
Music: Matthew Strachan
Sound: Martha Littlehailes
Directed and produced by: Lucy Collingwood
Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.


FRI 11:00 Original Shorts (b00vhhgj)
Series 4

Keeping Mum

Jill Gascoine gives a funny and touching performance as Brenda, in Rob Green's specially written short story.

Brenda is a kind, careworn woman of uncertain years who has been caring for her demanding old Mother for most of her life. But Brenda's a romantic and she's still hoping that her own life might begin sometime, somehow.

She'd love to find her 'Rock'. Perhaps Tom, a porter from the local hospital, could fit the bill? Not if Mum has anything to do with it. Hang on, though, does Mum have a hidden agenda?

Director: Martin Jarvis
A Jarvis & Ayres Production for BBC Radio 4.


FRI 11:15 Drama (b0112flb)
Katie Hims - Lost Property

A Telegram From the Queen

For Alice's 100th birthday present, her granddaughter Ruthie sets out to put her family back together again. The final play in Katie Hims' trilogy of heartbreak and redemption.

Cast

Ruthie ..... Rosie Cavaliero
Alice ..... Edna Doré
Ted ..... Gary Beadle
Vincent ..... Daniel Rabin
Marcus ..... Stuart McLoughlin
Ray ..... Sean Baker
Queenie ..... Jane Whittenshaw
Roseanna ..... Alex Tregear
Ella May ..... Joanna Monro
Receptionist ..... Sally Orrock

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole

Edna Doré stars in A Telegram from the Queen, the final play in this trilogy by acclaimed radio dramatist Katie Hims charting one family's tragi-comic history of heartbreak and redemption. The trilogy won the 2011 BBC Audio Drama Award for Best Drama, where Rosie Cavaliero also picked up the Best Actress award.


FRI 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jygf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 The Men from the Ministry (b00zfp3l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 Paul Temple (b007t1qp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 Celebrating Cecilia! (b00fgsm1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 Sue Townsend - Adrian Mole (b007js60)
The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole

Episode 3

Adrian's mother is pregnant, and there's a battle to choose the family holiday. Will Adrian's dad get his way? Read by Nicholas Barnes.


FRI 14:15 A History of the Brain (b016x4t1)
The Spark of Being

Dr Geoff Bunn's 10 part History of the Brain is a journey through 5000 years of our understanding of this complex organ in our heads. From Neolithic times to the present day, he reveals the contemporary beliefs about what the brain is for and how it fulfils its functions.

While referencing the core physiology and neuroscience, this is a cultural, not a scientific history. What soon becomes obvious is that our understanding of this most inscrutable organ has in all periods been coloured by the social and political expedients of the day no less than by the contemporary scope of scientific or biological exploration.

In Episode 5: The Spark of Being, the focus is on electricity and communication, within the brain and between the brain and the rest of the body. When John Walsh showed, in 1776, that an eel could generate electricity, it became possible that human consciousness also relied on sparks fizzing within the brain. Coming at a time when Benjamin Franklin - an acknowledged expert on electricity - was signing the Declaration of Independence which asserted that all men are created equal, it generated a new perspective on the workings of the brain; the old hierarchical model was discarded in favour of the doctrine of equipotentiality.

The series is entirely written and presented by Dr Geoff Bunn of Manchester Metropolitan University, with actors Paul Bhattacharjee and Jonathan Forbes providing the voices of those who have written about the brain from Ancient Egypt to the present day, and actor Hattie Morahan giving the Anatomy Lesson which establishes the part of the brain to be highlighted in each episode - in this instance the Corpus Callosum. The original, atmospheric score is supplied by composer, Barney Quinton.

Producer: Marya Burgess.


FRI 14:30 Ladies of Letters (b01mhqbq)
Ladies of Letters Log On

Episode 10

How will the relationship merry-go-round resolve itself? With Patricia Routledge and Prunella Scales. From May 2001.


FRI 14:45 Short stories by DH Lawrence (b007k22t)
Her Turn

When her husband's colliery goes on strike, a wife attempts to gain a share of his strike pay. Read by Peter Meakin.


FRI 15:00 Home Front - Omnibus (b04fchmg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b04pczcp)
City horses and pet names

Mel Giedroyc is mucking about with a tour of the city horse stables in Hyde Park. Plus, there's the final part of Anna Sewell's classic tale Black Beauty.


FRI 17:00 After Henry (b007jpwp)
Series 3

Poor Relations

"No, they're lovely. They'd never make me feel awkward. They'll keep inviting me, even if I never ask them back. That's not the problem. It's my pride. I want to be equal with them. I don't want to traipse around in their wake like something out of Anita Brookner."

Proud Sarah suffers her mother's nosiness, as well as some unexpected advances.

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

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

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

Producer: Pete Atkin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1987.


FRI 17:30 Spangles 'n' Tights (b04pcw9j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 18:00 Jest a Minute (b013f0vy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


FRI 18:30 My Life in Five Books (b00tmhq4)
Series 1

Andrew O'Hagan

Andrew O'Hagan's first novel was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and his latest novel is making its way to Hollywood. Now a successful author living in London, Andrew reveals to Stuart Cosgrove the five most significant books in his life. As well as revealing his literary secrets, he tells Stuart why he scoured the streets of Bel Air chasing the story of a dog, why he thought London was a lot like Paisley and how he managed to nurture a love of books when the only book in his childhood home was the Kilmarnock phone directory.


FRI 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jygf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 The Men from the Ministry (b00zfp3l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 Paul Temple (b007t1qp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 Celebrating Cecilia! (b00fgsm1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Ian McEwan - Atonement (b00766lf)
Episode 10

The retreat to Dunkirk means Robbie's fortunes hang in the balance. Sian Thomas reads Ian McEwan's novel about love and war.


FRI 21:15 Drama (b0112flb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


FRI 22:00 Hal (b04p5vl1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 Party (b01n1qyg)
Series 3

The Splits

The budding politicians are on their way to research for the by-election.

Tom Basden's satirical comedy about a group of young idealists trying to make waves with their new political party.

Simon .... Tom Basden
Duncan .... Tim Key
Jared .... Jonny Sweet
Mel .... Anna Crilly
Phoebe .... Katy Wix
European Man .. Jot Davies

Producer: Julia McKenzie.

First broadcast on Radio 4 in October 2012.


FRI 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b04vdkt5)
The best in contemporary comedy. Tonight, Arthur Smith chats to Nina Conti.


FRI 23:00 Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section (b01dsy7d)
Series 1

Isy Suttie

Comedian Alex Horne is joined by his own 5 piece jazz band for a brand new series of music and comedy. This time they make music on the subject of 'hard water'; shine a spotlight on the troubled life of the double bassist and reveal the haunting sound of the 'ocarina'. The band are joined by guest comedian Isy Suttie who persuades Alex to sing in a duet...

Producer .... Julia McKenzie.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2012.


FRI 23:30 Everyone Quite Likes Justin (b012fqnb)
Series 1

Episode 3

An untimely death causes a lifestyle rethink for the Manchester DJ.

Starring Justin Moorhouse, Anne Reid and Paul Copley.

Sitcom written by Justin Moorhouse and Jim Poyser.

Despite his messy life, Justin always remains positive. Every new day is a new opportunity, "When life throws you lemons, make lemonade".

Recorded in front of an audience in Manchester.

Anne Reid ..... Gran
Bernard Wrigley ..... Sven
Christine Bottomley ..... Lisa
Jim Poyser ..... Vicar
Justin Moorhouse ..... Justin
Lloyd Langford ..... Bryn
Paul Copley ..... Ray
Rachel Austin ..... Receptionist
Susan Cookson ..... Tanya

Producer ..... Steven Canny

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2011.




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

A Good Read 18:30 MON (b04pbqy2)

A Good Read 01:30 TUE (b04pbqy2)

A History of the Brain 14:15 MON (b016w808)

A History of the Brain 00:15 TUE (b016w808)

A History of the Brain 14:15 TUE (b016wzrd)

A History of the Brain 00:15 WED (b016wzrd)

A History of the Brain 14:15 WED (b016x234)

A History of the Brain 00:15 THU (b016x234)

A History of the Brain 14:15 THU (b016x2k4)

A History of the Brain 00:15 FRI (b016x2k4)

A History of the Brain 14:15 FRI (b016x4t1)

A Look Back at the Nineties 23:30 THU (b007jqk5)

Act Your Age 18:00 TUE (b010mrzk)

Act Your Age 01:00 WED (b010mrzk)

After Henry 05:00 SAT (b007jpt4)

After Henry 17:00 FRI (b007jpwp)

Afternoon Reading 11:00 MON (b00yj88f)

Afternoon Reading 04:00 TUE (b00yj88f)

Afternoon Reading 11:00 TUE (b00yjcnr)

Afternoon Reading 04:00 WED (b00yjcnr)

Afternoon Reading 11:00 WED (b00yjs47)

Afternoon Reading 04:00 THU (b00yjs47)

Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section 23:00 FRI (b01dsy7d)

Alison and Maud 09:30 THU (b007k2vm)

All the Right Notes, Not Necessarily in the Right Order 06:30 MON (b0076wt5)

All the Right Notes, Not Necessarily in the Right Order 13:30 MON (b0076wt5)

All the Right Notes, Not Necessarily in the Right Order 20:30 MON (b0076wt5)

All the Right Notes, Not Necessarily in the Right Order 02:30 TUE (b0076wt5)

All the Right Notes, Not Necessarily in the Right Order 06:30 TUE (b0076wxd)

All the Right Notes, Not Necessarily in the Right Order 13:30 TUE (b0076wxd)

All the Right Notes, Not Necessarily in the Right Order 20:30 TUE (b0076wxd)

All the Right Notes, Not Necessarily in the Right Order 02:30 WED (b0076wxd)

All the Right Notes, Not Necessarily in the Right Order 06:30 WED (b0076x0q)

All the Right Notes, Not Necessarily in the Right Order 13:30 WED (b0076x0q)

All the Right Notes, Not Necessarily in the Right Order 20:30 WED (b0076x0q)

All the Right Notes, Not Necessarily in the Right Order 02:30 THU (b0076x0q)

All the Right Notes, Not Necessarily in the Right Order 06:30 THU (b0076x3y)

All the Right Notes, Not Necessarily in the Right Order 13:30 THU (b0076x3y)

All the Right Notes, Not Necessarily in the Right Order 20:30 THU (b0076x3y)

All the Right Notes, Not Necessarily in the Right Order 02:30 FRI (b0076x3y)

Archive on 4 08:00 SAT (b011zkly)

Archive on 4 15:00 SAT (b011zkly)

Archive on 4 01:00 SUN (b011zkly)

Armando Iannucci's Charm Offensive 22:30 SAT (b007wvmw)

Arthur Smith's Balham Bash 23:00 WED (b010mztl)

At Home With The Snails 23:00 THU (b00cbcpb)

Babblewick Hall 07:00 TUE (b04p56x5)

Babblewick Hall 17:30 TUE (b04p56x5)

Babblewick Hall 05:30 WED (b04p56x5)

Ben Macintyre - Agent Zigzag 00:15 SAT (b00jp108)

Blake Morrison - And When Did You Last See Your Father? 00:45 SAT (b04nvbfk)

Blake Morrison - And When Did You Last See Your Father? 14:45 MON (b04pbqfy)

Blake Morrison - And When Did You Last See Your Father? 00:45 TUE (b04pbqfy)

Blake Morrison - And When Did You Last See Your Father? 14:45 TUE (b04pc07k)

Blake Morrison - And When Did You Last See Your Father? 00:45 WED (b04pc07k)

Blake Morrison - And When Did You Last See Your Father? 14:45 WED (b04pcgkz)

Blake Morrison - And When Did You Last See Your Father? 00:45 THU (b04pcgkz)

Blake Morrison - And When Did You Last See Your Father? 14:45 THU (b04pctfp)

Blake Morrison - And When Did You Last See Your Father? 00:45 FRI (b04pctfp)

Captain Kidd and the First Fifteen 09:30 SUN (b04p54n4)

Captain Kidd and the First Fifteen 17:30 SUN (b04p54n4)

Captain Kidd and the First Fifteen 05:30 MON (b04p54n4)

Celebrating Cecilia! 06:30 FRI (b00fgsm1)

Celebrating Cecilia! 13:30 FRI (b00fgsm1)

Celebrating Cecilia! 20:30 FRI (b00fgsm1)

Chain Reaction 17:30 SAT (b01l8rbv)

Chain Reaction 05:30 SUN (b01l8rbv)

Change at Oglethorpe 07:00 WED (b007k0mg)

Change at Oglethorpe 17:30 WED (b007k0mg)

Change at Oglethorpe 05:30 THU (b007k0mg)

Charles Chilton - Space Force 18:00 SAT (b007jn4v)

Charles Chilton - Space Force 00:00 SUN (b007jn4v)

Children in Need: D for Dexter 12:00 SAT (b04p522x)

Children in Need: D for Dexter 02:00 SUN (b04p522x)

Clare in the Community 22:30 SUN (b00fyvqy)

Danny Robins Music Therapy 22:30 WED (b00fgts9)

Deadpan 09:00 SAT (b04p522v)

Deadpan 19:00 SAT (b04p522v)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:00 SUN (b04p54n6)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:00 SUN (b04p54n6)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 01:00 MON (b04p54n6)

Doctor at Large 08:30 TUE (b009m43k)

Doctor at Large 12:30 TUE (b009m43k)

Doctor at Large 19:30 TUE (b009m43k)

Drama 11:15 WED (b010t6h0)

Drama 21:15 WED (b010t6h0)

Drama 04:15 THU (b010t6h0)

Drama 11:15 THU (b010xzzm)

Drama 21:15 THU (b010xzzm)

Drama 04:15 FRI (b010xzzm)

Drama 11:15 FRI (b0112flb)

Drama 21:15 FRI (b0112flb)

Ed Reardon's Week 07:30 SUN (b00y28q5)

Ed Reardon's Week 22:00 SUN (b00y28q5)

Ed Reardon's Week 03:00 MON (b00y28q5)

Eric Ambler - Topkapi 02:00 SAT (b0116778)

Eric Ambler - Topkapi 06:00 MON (b0116gvk)

Eric Ambler - Topkapi 13:00 MON (b0116gvk)

Eric Ambler - Topkapi 20:00 MON (b0116gvk)

Eric Ambler - Topkapi 02:00 TUE (b0116gvk)

Eric Ambler - Topkapi 06:00 TUE (b0112cyc)

Eric Ambler - Topkapi 13:00 TUE (b0112cyc)

Eric Ambler - Topkapi 20:00 TUE (b0112cyc)

Eric Ambler - Topkapi 02:00 WED (b0112cyc)

Everyone Quite Likes Justin 23:30 FRI (b012fqnb)

Garrison Keillor's Radio Show 11:00 SUN (b01chxyw)

Garrison Keillor's Radio Show 19:00 SUN (b01chxyw)

Great Lives 18:30 THU (b0076bnh)

Great Lives 01:30 FRI (b0076bnh)

HRF Keating - The Murder of the Maharajah 13:30 SUN (b00vfhv3)

HRF Keating - The Murder of the Maharajah 03:30 MON (b00vfhv3)

Hal 07:30 FRI (b04p5vl1)

Hal 22:00 FRI (b04p5vl1)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:00 FRI (b007jygf)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:00 FRI (b007jygf)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:00 FRI (b007jygf)

Heresy 09:00 THU (b018fll7)

Heresy 18:00 THU (b018fll7)

Heresy 01:00 FRI (b018fll7)

Home Front - Omnibus 10:00 TUE (b04cfzxy)

Home Front - Omnibus 15:00 TUE (b04cfzxy)

Home Front - Omnibus 03:00 WED (b04cfzxy)

Home Front - Omnibus 10:00 WED (b04d4w69)

Home Front - Omnibus 15:00 WED (b04d4w69)

Home Front - Omnibus 03:00 THU (b04d4w69)

Home Front - Omnibus 10:00 THU (b04dqwz4)

Home Front - Omnibus 15:00 THU (b04dqwz4)

Home Front - Omnibus 03:00 FRI (b04dqwz4)

Home Front - Omnibus 10:00 FRI (b04fchmg)

Home Front - Omnibus 15:00 FRI (b04fchmg)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 08:30 WED (b00rxf3m)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 12:30 WED (b00rxf3m)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 19:30 WED (b00rxf3m)

Ian McEwan - Atonement 21:00 MON (b00766jh)

Ian McEwan - Atonement 21:00 TUE (b00766jz)

Ian McEwan - Atonement 21:00 WED (b00766kj)

Ian McEwan - Atonement 21:00 THU (b00766l0)

Ian McEwan - Atonement 21:00 FRI (b00766lf)

In and Out of the Kitchen 07:30 WED (b01qlhjh)

In and Out of the Kitchen 22:00 WED (b01qlhjh)

Inheritance Tracks 13:10 SAT (b04prn2x)

Inheritance Tracks 03:10 SUN (b04prn2x)

Inheritance Tracks 07:10 SUN (b04prp0s)

Inheritance Tracks 09:50 SUN (b04prn2x)

Inheritance Tracks 13:10 SUN (b04prp0s)

Inheritance Tracks 17:50 SUN (b04prn2x)

Inheritance Tracks 05:50 MON (b04prn2x)

It Sticks Out Half A Mile 08:00 THU (b007k2kl)

It Sticks Out Half A Mile 12:00 THU (b007k2kl)

It Sticks Out Half A Mile 19:00 THU (b007k2kl)

James Hilton - Lost Horizon 03:00 SAT (b00tp809)

James Hilton - Lost Horizon 10:00 MON (b00tp95x)

James Hilton - Lost Horizon 15:00 MON (b00tp95x)

James Hilton - Lost Horizon 03:00 TUE (b00tp95x)

Jest a Minute 01:00 SAT (b0133g72)

Jest a Minute 09:00 FRI (b013f0vy)

Jest a Minute 18:00 FRI (b013f0vy)

John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme 07:30 THU (b04nvf5n)

John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme 22:00 THU (b04nvf5n)

John McGahern - Parachutes 04:15 SAT (b0075x70)

John Mortimer - Rumpole of the Bailey 13:15 SAT (b007jz59)

John Mortimer - Rumpole of the Bailey 03:15 SUN (b007jz59)

King Street Junior 14:00 SAT (b00tt953)

Ladies of Letters 00:30 SAT (b01m850q)

Ladies of Letters 06:00 SUN (b01mfz16)

Ladies of Letters 12:00 SUN (b01mfz16)

Ladies of Letters 14:30 MON (b01mgr64)

Ladies of Letters 00:30 TUE (b01mgr64)

Ladies of Letters 14:30 TUE (b01mh0fc)

Ladies of Letters 00:30 WED (b01mh0fc)

Ladies of Letters 14:30 WED (b01mhlp2)

Ladies of Letters 00:30 THU (b01mhlp2)

Ladies of Letters 14:30 THU (b01mhmm1)

Ladies of Letters 00:30 FRI (b01mhmm1)

Ladies of Letters 14:30 FRI (b01mhqbq)

Life in London 17:00 WED (b01167w4)

Life in London 05:00 THU (b01167w4)

Life, Death and Sex with Mike and Sue 07:00 MON (b007517q)

Life, Death and Sex with Mike and Sue 17:30 MON (b007517q)

Life, Death and Sex with Mike and Sue 05:30 TUE (b007517q)

Listen to Les 08:30 THU (b007wlff)

Listen to Les 12:30 THU (b007wlff)

Listen to Les 19:30 THU (b007wlff)

Loose Ends 11:15 MON (b04p54yg)

Loose Ends 21:15 MON (b04p54yg)

Loose Ends 04:15 TUE (b04p54yg)

Louisa May Alcott - Little Women 09:00 SUN (b007jqp9)

Louisa May Alcott - Little Women 17:00 SUN (b007jqp9)

Louisa May Alcott - Little Women 05:00 MON (b007jqp9)

Mark Watson's Live Address to the Nation 22:00 SAT (b016x241)

Marriage Lines 08:00 MON (b04pbltx)

Marriage Lines 12:00 MON (b04pbltx)

Marriage Lines 19:00 MON (b04pbltx)

Meet the Huggetts 08:00 SUN (b00nm0k5)

Meet the Huggetts 15:00 SUN (b00nm0k5)

Meet the Huggetts 20:00 SUN (b00nm0k5)

Meet the Huggetts 02:00 MON (b00nm0k5)

Mel's Mix: The Best of The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 SUN (b04p55by)

My Life in Five Books 01:30 SAT (b00tky4n)

My Life in Five Books 18:30 FRI (b00tmhq4)

My Teenage Diary 22:30 THU (b014gggx)

No Commitments 17:00 THU (b00s8fxq)

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No Tomatoes 23:45 SAT (b0080jxn)

Off the Page 18:30 WED (b0076g49)

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Original Shorts 11:00 THU (b00vhgcf)

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Party 22:30 FRI (b01n1qyg)

Paul Temple 06:00 WED (b007t1kg)

Paul Temple 13:00 WED (b007t1kg)

Paul Temple 20:00 WED (b007t1kg)

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Paul Temple 06:00 THU (b007t1qq)

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Paul Temple 20:00 THU (b007t1qq)

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Paul Temple 06:00 FRI (b007t1qp)

Paul Temple 13:00 FRI (b007t1qp)

Paul Temple 20:00 FRI (b007t1qp)

Planet B 18:30 SAT (b00y1whc)

Planet B 00:30 SUN (b00y1whc)

Quando, Quando, Quando 23:45 MON (b00800m4)

Quando, Quando, Quando 09:45 TUE (b00800m4)

RK Narayan Stories 10:45 SUN (b01dc3p8)

RK Narayan Stories 21:45 SUN (b01dc3p8)

RK Narayan Stories 01:45 MON (b01dc3p8)

Ray Bradbury's Tales of the Bizarre 18:00 SUN (b04p55c0)

Ray Bradbury's Tales of the Bizarre 00:00 MON (b04p55c0)

Rent 09:30 FRI (b04pcxh5)

Robert Holmes - Aliens in the Mind 18:30 SUN (b007jltj)

Robert Holmes - Aliens in the Mind 00:30 MON (b007jltj)

Roger Deakin - Wildwood: A Journey Through Trees 07:15 SUN (b00j1ywl)

Roger Deakin - Wildwood: A Journey Through Trees 13:15 SUN (b00j1ywl)

Safety Catch 09:30 WED (b00fgq18)

Second Thoughts 17:00 MON (b00kmys6)

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Sheila Goff - A Long Time Dead 11:15 TUE (b0076plg)

Sheila Goff - A Long Time Dead 21:15 TUE (b0076plg)

Sheila Goff - A Long Time Dead 04:15 WED (b0076plg)

Sherlock Holmes 06:00 SAT (b04nht15)

Sherlock Holmes 06:45 SAT (b007jph3)

Sherlock Holmes 16:00 SAT (b04nht15)

Sherlock Holmes 16:45 SAT (b007jph3)

Sherlock Holmes 04:00 SUN (b04nht15)

Sherlock Holmes 04:45 SUN (b007jph3)

Short Stories by John McGahern 04:00 SAT (b00p84px)

Short stories by DH Lawrence 14:45 FRI (b007k22t)

Spangles 'n' Tights 05:30 SAT (b04nv8v5)

Spangles 'n' Tights 07:00 FRI (b04pcw9j)

Spangles 'n' Tights 17:30 FRI (b04pcw9j)

Steven Appleby's Normal Life 23:30 SAT (b00st0z2)

Stop Messing About! 08:30 SUN (b00cmz01)

Stop Messing About! 15:30 SUN (b00cmz01)

Stop Messing About! 20:30 SUN (b00cmz01)

Stop Messing About! 02:30 MON (b00cmz01)

Sue Townsend - Adrian Mole 14:00 WED (b007js5c)

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Sue Townsend - Adrian Mole 14:00 FRI (b007js60)

Sue Townsend - The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4 00:00 SAT (b014tt0r)

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The Burkiss Way 08:00 WED (b007js2t)

The Burkiss Way 12:00 WED (b007js2t)

The Burkiss Way 19:00 WED (b007js2t)

The Castle 09:30 MON (b01j8gyl)

The Castle 22:30 MON (b01j8gyl)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 SUN (b04stkn1)

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The Elephant Man 07:00 THU (b007jsfp)

The Elephant Man 17:30 THU (b007jsfp)

The Elephant Man 05:30 FRI (b007jsfp)

The Enchanting World of Hinge and Bracket 17:00 TUE (b00s6rcl)

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The Goon Show 08:00 TUE (b00f6gsn)

The Goon Show 12:00 TUE (b00f6gsn)

The Goon Show 19:00 TUE (b00f6gsn)

The Headset Set 22:30 TUE (b01206cg)

The House I Grew Up In 07:30 SAT (b00cxr1f)

The Maltby Collection 23:00 SUN (b00x7glw)

The Mark Steel Revolution 23:00 SAT (b00ft5lb)

The Mary Whitehouse Experience 14:30 SAT (b044153k)

The Mel and Sue Thing 23:00 TUE (b0076b3z)

The Men from the Ministry 08:30 FRI (b00zfp3l)

The Men from the Ministry 12:30 FRI (b00zfp3l)

The Men from the Ministry 19:30 FRI (b00zfp3l)

The Museum of Curiosity 07:30 MON (b04nrmgx)

The Museum of Curiosity 22:00 MON (b04nrmgx)

The Navy Lark 08:30 MON (b007k0zg)

The Navy Lark 12:30 MON (b007k0zg)

The Navy Lark 19:30 MON (b007k0zg)

The News Quiz Extra 23:00 MON (b04pbs51)

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The Personality Test 09:00 MON (b00mrc84)

The Personality Test 18:00 MON (b00mrc84)

The Personality Test 01:00 TUE (b00mrc84)

The Poet of Albion 02:30 SAT (b008cr07)

The Remains of Foley and McColl 23:30 SUN (b007jrrn)

The Skivers 23:30 WED (b007tcph)

The Tingle Factor 18:30 TUE (b04pc255)

The Tingle Factor 01:30 WED (b04pc255)

Tom Wrigglesworth's Hang-Ups 07:30 TUE (b04ntvv9)

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Vent 23:30 TUE (b00svcbq)

Whispers 09:00 WED (b007k2sf)

Whispers 18:00 WED (b007k2sf)

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