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SATURDAY 22 NOVEMBER 2014

SAT 00:00 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.


SAT 00:15 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.


SAT 00:30 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.


SAT 00:45 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.


SAT 01:00 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.


SAT 01:30 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.


SAT 02:00 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.


SAT 02:30 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.


SAT 03:00 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.


SAT 04:00 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.


SAT 04:15 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.


SAT 05:00 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.


SAT 05:30 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.


SAT 06:00 John Fletcher - Contraband (b04pl6n0)
A troop of hussars led by Captain Reynolds, encounter a proud, African warrioress by the name of Queen Ibanda.

Starring John Nettles and Adjoa Andoh.

John Fletcher's 18th century swashbuckling adventure about power, politics, revengeful murder - and passionate love.

Captain Reynolds …. John Nettles
Ibanda …. Adjoa Andoh
Sergeant …. Stephen Tomlin
Lord Shelborne …. Roger Hume
Bown …. David Holt
Lukins …. Jonathan Wyatt
Macendrick …. John Telfer
Viggars …. David Stevens
Anna …. Janet Dale
Jack …. Richard Pearce

With Jonathan Milton, Simon Carter, Andy Hockley, Gerry Hinks and Judy Bridgland

Music composed and performed by Martin Allcock with Simon Nicol.

Directed at BBC Pebble Mill by Nigel Bryant.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1993.


SAT 07:30 The House I Grew Up In (b00d0sj4)
Series 2

David Blunkett

The politician takes Wendy Robbins to the boarding schools for the blind that he attended as a child. From August 2008.


SAT 08:00 Archive on 4 (b00w0bk1)
Sport on Film

Colin Shindler is a film writer and passionate sports fan and he's still convinced that it's possible to marry the two obsessions on the big screen. However the archive is littered with gallant and some not so gallant failures amidst the few dazzling chariots of fire. Just this year we've had Invictus, recreating the success of the South African Rugby team and the relationship between their captain Francois Pienaar and President Mandela as well as The Damned United and the story of Brian Clough's fall from grace at the hands of the then mighty Leeds United.

Colin has plans for a cricketing film but as he prepares his new screenplay Colin looks at some of the reasons sport gets tripped up by the requirements of film and he talks to people who've had some success as performers, producers and directors in taking what can be taken from sport and making it dramatic, compelling and yet never losing sight of the need to produce an engaging story and engaging characters.

Lord Puttnam, Hugh Hudson, Michael Sheen, Rachel Portman and the former England cricketer Mike Selvey offer up advice and help Colin make sense of the archival lessons about sport in film.

Producer: Tom Alban.


SAT 09:00 Paul O'Grady Stands Up for Liverpool (b01n1102)
Liverpudlian Paul O'Grady celebrates some of Merseyside's funny Scouse men and women including Arthur Askey, Rob Wilton, Tommy Handley, Kenny Everett, Ken Dodd, Jimmy Tarbuck, Alexei Sayle, Patricia Routledge and John Bishop.

* Big-hearted Arthur Askey was born in Liverpool in 1900 and went on to front Band Waggon, the first regular BBC radio comedy series. Russell Davies introduces an episode of Turns of the Century profiling the man who coined the famous phase "Ay-Thang-You."

* Rob Wilton's was a different catch-phrase, but like Arthur Askey, his comedy entertained millions during the war years, kicking off with those immortal words "The Day War Broke Out". Mark Radcliffe tells Rob's story in an episode of How Tickled Am I?

* ITMA, or It's That Man Again for those not in the know, was the radio home of Tommy Handley, a comedian who was struck down in his prime, bringing to an end one of the most popular radio comedy series the BBC has ever known. And sticking with comedy catchphrases, it was Tommy who first started using the acronym TTFN - long before instant messaging and mobile phone text speak!

* Ken Dodd loves a catch phrase too, and he loves his tickling stick. Fellow Liverpulian funny-man Ricky Tomlinson meets up with Doddy for a chat about his life.

* As radio revolutionaries go, they don't get much more radical than the late Kenny Everett. Well known on both commercial and BBC national radio, it's his time at local BBC Radio Merseyside that we hear about.

* Jimmy Tarbuck tells former Desert Island Discs presenter Sue Lawley how he got his start in comedy.

* Barry Cryer profiles a bit on an imposter to the programme - Patricia Routledge. As Paul O'Grady is quick to point out, Patricia hails from Birkenhead rather than Liverpool, but she's very welcome. The star of Keeping Up Appearances became best known for being the lady of the house at the notorious Bucket Residence.

* And finally, current star John Bishop chats to Desert Island Discs' Kirsty Young about the career change that took him from salesman to standup.

Producer: Elizabeth Clark

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by BBC Scotland and first broadcast in September 2012.


SAT 12:00 Inquest: Day One to Five (Omnibus) (b04ph81c)
The inquest into the death of a female soldier found drowned reveals she has been the victim of a sexual assault by a fellow soldier.

Omnibus of witness statements from over five days, as the coroner must decide whether she took her own life...

Written by Richard Monks.

Hannah ..... Katie Lyons
Stevens ..... Matt Stokoe
Jean ..... Claire Rushbrook
Nicola ..... Nisha Nayar
Mark ..... James Norton
Coroner ..... Philip Fox
Clerk ..... Mark Edel-Hunt
Lorna ..... Jane Slavin

Director ..... Sally Avens

First broadcast in five parts on BBC Radio 4 in 2014.


SAT 13:15 John Mortimer - Rumpole of the Bailey (b007jz6m)
Rumpole and the Scales of Justice

The barrister's love for Othello and his shady contacts help him defend a policeman. Stars Timothy West.


SAT 14:00 Lee and Herring's Fist of Fun (b007k1qh)
Belfast

Goldilocks, Robert the Bruce and body awareness.

From Queen's University, Belfast.

Stewart Lee and Richard Herring’s mix of sharp sketches and situations, stand up topical gags and banter.

With Peter Baynham, Ronni Ancona and John Thomson.

Lee and Herring went to write and star in their successful TV transfer to BBC Two in 1995.

Cult BBC Radio 1 series first broadcast in October 1993.


SAT 14:30 The Harpoon (b00g31qh)
Christmas Special

A glowing Yuletide feast in the pages of the golden magazine's bumper Christmas special.

Enjoy the snow-capped lettering and a silver sixpence hidden in the middle.

With Susie Brann, Alistair McGowan, Mary Elliot-Nelson, Peter Baynham and Julian Dutton.

Producer: Sarah Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1991.


SAT 15:00 Archive on 4 (b00w0bk1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SAT 16:00 John Fletcher - Contraband (b04pl6n0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 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.


SAT 18:00 Charles Chilton - Space Force (b007jn58)
Series 2

A Test of Endurance

Held captive in an underground city on Mars, the Space Force crew are set to learn their fate...

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 June 1985.


SAT 18:30 Planet B (b00y90wz)
Series 3

The Pirate Islands

Medley and Kip must battle island inhabitants to save Planet B. Virtual reality saga by Penelope Skinner. Stars Claire Harry.


SAT 19:00 Paul O'Grady Stands Up for Liverpool (b01n1102)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 Mark Watson's Live Address to the Nation (b0174hvv)
Intelligence

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 looks at "Intelligence" - A certain amount of intelligence is pretty useful. Without the ability to reflect and calculate, we would all be setting fire to our shoes and buying those novels about women who shop and have relationship issues. Yet intelligence has been something of a curse to many. Galileo was tortured for knowing more about science than the church leaders, and Paxman sighs an awful lot when he's hosting University Challenge.

We all know the phrase 'a little learning is a dangerous thing, but then so is a lot of learning, but then again you wouldn't want none at all. So... oh dear, we're basically ruined. We'd better knock down all our schools and universities.' Are we sometimes too smart for our own good?

Producer: Lianne Coop.

First broadcast live on BBC Radio 4 in November 2011.


SAT 22:30 Armando Iannucci's Charm Offensive (b007ym28)
Series 1

Episode 4

The funny man's radio drop-in centre tackles the thorny issues of TV weather and the election. With Dave Gorman. From June 2005.


SAT 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b04vdkt7)
The best in contemporary comedy. Tonight, Arthur Smith chats again to Nina Conti.


SAT 23:00 The Mark Steel Revolution (b00fy2lp)
The Industrial Revolution

Radical comic Mark Steele re-assesses reassesses a period of major change in Britain.

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 (b00swl5g)
Series 2

Normal Truth

Cartoonist Steven boldly tells the truth to end this series.

A less-than-wise career move

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 (b0081b7p)
World Weary

World Weary: It's snow jokes from Paul Copley and Helen Moon in the sketch show mixing up language and sounds. From October 2007.



SUNDAY 23 NOVEMBER 2014

SUN 00:00 Charles Chilton - Space Force (b007jn58)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 00:30 Planet B (b00y90wz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 Archive on 4 (b00w0bk1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:00 Inquest: Day One to Five (Omnibus) (b04ph81c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 on Saturday]


SUN 03:15 John Mortimer - Rumpole of the Bailey (b007jz6m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:15 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 John Fletcher - Contraband (b04pl6n0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 Hal (b04p5vl1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 Ladies of Letters (b01ml24w)
Ladies of Letters Log On

Omnibus, pt 2

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


SUN 07:15 Roger Deakin - Wildwood: A Journey Through Trees (b00j26h2)
Driftwood

Nature writer Roger Deakin marvels at forest birdsong in France and hunts bush plums with Aboriginal women. Read by Sean Baker.


SUN 07:30 Ed Reardon's Week (b00y5hvy)
Series 7

Writer in Residence

Episode 5:
"Writer In Residence"

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.

Fed up with everything on the radio originating from Cambridge, Ed decides to immerse himself in popular culture and retunes away from Radio Four. The new outlook on the world that Radios 1, 2 and 5 bring to Ed proves fortuitous when his daughter, Eli, manages to secure him an interview at her husband's university. So it is that Ed finds himself 'Writer in residence' with all the benefits that this affords, including discussing the merits of the worst Lady Gaga wardrobe malfunction of the year.

Cast list:

Ed Reardon ..... Christopher Douglas
Professor Judith ..... Rachel Atkins
Announcer ..... Lewis Macleod
Ping ..... Barunka O'Shaughnessy
Felix ..... John Fortune
Eli ..... Lisa Coleman
Bill ..... Darren Boyd
Pearl ..... Rita May
Olive ..... Stephanie Cole
Stan ..... Geoffrey Whitehead

Written by Andrew Nickolds and Christopher Douglas
Produced by Dawn Ellis.


SUN 08:00 Meet the Huggetts (b00ns2m9)
What Unusual Wallpaper

The poor Huggett family are suffering in a summer heat wave.

Stars Jack Warner as Joe, Kathleen Harrison as Ethel, George Howell as Bobby, Marion Collins as Jane, Charles Leno as Fred Stebbings and Kenneth Connor as Mr Cross/The Insurance Man/The Postman/The Decorator.

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! (b00qtndn)
Series 2

Episode 1

A bijou male voice choir present their bona repertoire.

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

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

Written by Myles Rudge, David Cumming and Derek Collyer.
With the Max Harris Group.
Producer: John Simmonds
First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in April 1970.


SUN 09:00 Louisa May Alcott - Little Women (b007jqpn)
Regular Angels

The sisters meet old Mister Laurence and Amy learns a lesson. Stars Buffy Davis, Jemma Redgrave and Gayle Hunnicutt.


SUN 09:30 Captain Kidd and the First Fifteen (b04phcbc)
Episode 2

As Captain Kidd plans for his adventure, can Harry rise to his greatest challenge? Stars Polly James and Tom Georgeson.


SUN 10:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b04phcbf)
Legal Eagles

Clive Stafford Smith

From Thomas Tallis to Abba. Death row lawyer Clive Stafford Smith shares his castaway choices with Sue Lawley. From November 2004.


SUN 10:45 RK Narayan Stories (b01dbqjv)
Father's Help

Swami is the pupil. Samuel is the teacher. A classroom battle is about to start.

Zia Mohyeddin reads RK Narayan’s short story.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1991.


SUN 11:00 Garrison Keillor's Radio Show (b01cv84c)
Series 7

Episode 20

From Nashville, Tennessee, the American funny man welcomes singer Emmylou Harris and master fiddler Stuart Duncan. From 2011.


SUN 12:00 Ladies of Letters (b01ml24w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SUN 13:15 Roger Deakin - Wildwood: A Journey Through Trees (b00j26h2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today]


SUN 13:30 Mrs Bradley - Speedy Death (b0093zq1)
It's the 1920s: A rather ripping murder occurs in the bathroom of an elegant country house...

Gladys Mitchell's 1929 whodunit stars Mary Wimbush as the sleuth extraordinaire, Mrs Lestrange Bradley.

With Leslie Phillips and Michael Cochrane

Dramatised by Elizabeth Proud

Mrs Bradley ..... Mary Wimbush
Carstairs ..... Leslie Phillips
Bertie Phillipson ..... Michael Cochrane
Garde Bing ..... Philip Sully
Alistair Bing .... Garard Green
Eleanor Bing ..... Rowan Suart
Dorothy Clark ..... Teresa Gallagher
Mabel Cobbn ..... Lois Burgess
Sir Joseph .... David King
Inspector Boring ..... Christopher Scott
Ferdinand Lestrange/Doctor .... Simon Treves
Parsons ..... Fraser Kerr

Director Sue Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1990.


SUN 15:00 Meet the Huggetts (b00ns2m9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 15:30 Stop Messing About! (b00qtndn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 16:00 Mel's Mix: The Best of The 4 O'Clock Show (b04pl8ls)
Doctor Who's TARDIS and Sarah Millican

Mel Giedroyc picks the best of this week's shows, including a tour of Doctor Who's TARDIS and Sarah Millican's Inheritance Tracks.


SUN 17:00 Louisa May Alcott - Little Women (b007jqpn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SUN 17:30 Captain Kidd and the First Fifteen (b04phcbc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


SUN 18:00 Ray Bradbury's Tales of the Bizarre (b007jpy0)
Series 1

The Jar

Charlie's worried the neighbours don't call. But after buying a strange jar, his house is centre of attention.

Ray Bradbury introduces his own spooky tale dramatised by Brian Sibley.

Charlie ...... Roger May
Boss ...... Andrew Branch
Phoebe ...... Shelley Thompson
Tom ...... Paul Jenkins
Clem ...... Bob Sherman
Gramps ...... John Hartley
Granny ...... Helen Horton
Mrs Tridden ...... Carole Boyd
Juke ...... David Collings
Yardo ...... Ray Shell

Director: Martin Jenkins.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1995.


SUN 18:30 Robert Holmes - Aliens in the Mind (b007jltw)
3. Unexpected Visitations

Believing the apparently simple-minded Flora Kiery may be the key to the strange genetic mutation they've discovered on the Isle of Luig, Professor Curtis Lark and John Cornelius persuade her to leave the island and come with them to London.

They believe that only by exhaustive laboratory tests can they ever hope to solve the mystery of her extraordinary telepathic powers...

Starring Peter Cushing and Vincent Price.

John Cornelius .... Peter Cushing
Curtis Lark .... Vincent Price
Flora Kiery .... Sandra Clarke
Kalman Baromek .... Steve Playtus
Joan .... Joan Mathieson
Purser .... Andrew Sear

Written by Rene Basilico from an idea by Robert Holmes.

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1977.


SUN 19:00 Garrison Keillor's Radio Show (b01cv84c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 20:00 Meet the Huggetts (b00ns2m9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 20:30 Stop Messing About! (b00qtndn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b04phcbf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


SUN 21:45 RK Narayan Stories (b01dbqjv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today]


SUN 22:00 Ed Reardon's Week (b00y5hvy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 22:30 Clare in the Community (b00g27lm)
Series 2

Brian Come Home

Can couples counselling calm the ultra-PC social worker's constant criticism of her boyfriend Brian? Stars Sally Phillips. From November 2005.


SUN 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b04vdkt9)
The best in contemporary comedy. Tonight, Arthur Smith chats to Nina Conti and Monkey.


SUN 23:00 The Maltby Collection (b00xn9fp)
Series 2

Episode 3

Will the museum's first ever Sunday opening run smoothly? Stars Julian Rhind-Tutt and Geoffrey Palmer. From June 2008.


SUN 23:30 The Remains of Foley and McColl (b007m4dx)
Subtle

Sean Foley and Hamish McColl investigate the art of subtlety by visiting a Jane Austen novel.

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

With:

Rose English
Count Arthur Strong
Chris Larner

Producer: Lissa Evans

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2000.



MONDAY 24 NOVEMBER 2014

MON 00:00 Ray Bradbury's Tales of the Bizarre (b007jpy0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 00:30 Robert Holmes - Aliens in the Mind (b007jltw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b04phcbf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


MON 01:45 RK Narayan Stories (b01dbqjv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]


MON 02:00 Meet the Huggetts (b00ns2m9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:30 Stop Messing About! (b00qtndn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 on Sunday]


MON 03:00 Ed Reardon's Week (b00y5hvy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Sunday]


MON 03:30 Mrs Bradley - Speedy Death (b0093zq1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:30 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Louisa May Alcott - Little Women (b007jqpn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 Captain Kidd and the First Fifteen (b04phcbc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 Paul Temple (b007t1r7)
Paul Temple and the Margo Mystery

Bill Fletcher's Story

The debonair sleuth and wife Steve face danger when a bomb is sent to their home.

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 James Beattie as Charlie.

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.


MON 06:30 Leading From the Front (b0076qp7)
4 Extra Debut. Tommy Pearson examines the role of the orchestral leader and its relationship with the conductor and fellow players. From March 2005.


MON 07:00 Life, Death and Sex with Mike and Sue (b0075nmn)
Series 4

Episode 2

Sofa-bound TV presenters Mike and Sue discuss children in the workplace and threadbare toffs.

Starring Robert Duncan and Jan Ravens.

With:
Roger Blake
Emma Kennedy
Alistair McGowan
Ronni Ancona

Written by Ian Brown and James Hendrie 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 I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue (b04p7yg7)
Series 62

Episode 1

The 62nd series of Radio 4's multi award-winning 'antidote to panel games' promises yet more quality, desk-based entertainment for all the family. The series starts its run at the Richmond Theatre where regulars Barry Cryer, Graeme Garden and Tim Brooke-Taylor are joined on the panel by Jo Brand, with Jack Dee as the programme's reluctant chairman. Regular listeners will know to expect inspired nonsense, pointless revelry and Colin Sell at the piano.

Producer - Jon Naismith.


MON 08:00 Marriage Lines (b04phhxq)
Series 1

There's No Place Like a New Place

George and Kate get itchy feet when their neighbours hint at moving.

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 and 1965 and was adapted in two series for BBC radio due to its popularity.

George ...... Richard Briers
Kate ...... Prunella Scales
Nora ...... Heather Chasen
Peter ...... Geoffrey Matthews
George’s Father ...... Geoffrey Sumner
Kate’s Mother ...... Joan Sanderson
Mr Cartwright ...... Wallace Eaton

Written by Richard Waring.

Producer: Charles Maxwell

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in July 1965.


MON 08:30 The Navy Lark (b007k17g)
Series 1

The Smuggling Spy

Heather gets a Wren stand-in and Pertwee's nervous over duty-free booze.

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 Judith, Michael Bates as Ginger 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 July 1959.


MON 09:00 The Personality Test (b00mvs9s)
Series 2

Antony Worrall-Thompson

Celebrity chef and writer Antony Worrall-Thompson 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 (b01jjtn3)
Series 4

Boogie Knights

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 wedding of the decade is almost ruined by 200 tents and an over-excited woodpecker. Plus Henry, Duncan and De Warenne gatecrash a rather special Hen Night

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


MON 10:00 Home Front - Omnibus (b04g1c1n)
1-5 September 1914

A hundred years ago this week, the country entered its second month at war, and the White Feather Movement began in earnest.

Written by Shaun McKenna
Music: Matthew Strachan
Sound: Martha Littlehailes
Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.


MON 11:00 Original Shorts (b00vhg8x)
Series 4

Middle Swine

Martin Jarvis reads Christopher Matthew's specially written story of old school rivalry. Why should John Small pretend he was at school with Tim Slingsby? And why are Slingsby and Tony Fobbing so keen that Small should attend the Old Melburian's Dinner? Are there old scores to settle? And who, actually, will be settling them?

Christopher Matthew's witty take on what could happen when so-called old school friends meet in later life. Can we ever leave our schooldays totally behind? There's a possible answer in the story's surprising climax.

Producer: : Rosalind Ayres
A Jarvis and Ayres Production for BBC Radio 4.


MON 11:15 Loose Ends (b04pr0xr)
Arthur Smith, Sir Terry Wogan, Patricia Cornwell, Lissa Evans, Kiruna Stamell, Frazey Ford, Sinkane

Clive Anderson is joined by Sir Terry Wogan, Patricia Cornwell, Lissa Evans, Kiruna Stamell and Arthur Smith for an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy. With music from Frazey Ford and Sinkane.

Producer: Sukey Firth.


MON 12:00 Marriage Lines (b04phhxq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 The Navy Lark (b007k17g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 Paul Temple (b007t1r7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 Leading From the Front (b0076qp7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 Sue Townsend - Adrian Mole (b007js6b)
The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole

Episode 4

While on holiday in Skegness, spotty Adrian and his mother receive some shocking news from his father. Read by Nicholas Barnes.


MON 14:15 A History of the Brain (b0174dzk)
The Beast Within

Dr Geoff Bunn's ten-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.

Episode 6: The Beast Within, focuses on localisation. Following a macabre accident when an iron rod shot through his head, Phineas Gage, a mild-mannered railway worker in Vermont, became capricious and profane. Meanwhile in France Paul Broca established that damage to another part of the brain caused aphasia. While phrenology had it that the brains of 'degenerates' differed from those of poets or scientists, British neurologist John Hughlings Jackson incorporated evolutionary ideas into his theory of brain function: higher centres with more recent evolutionary origins kept lower, more primitive ones in check.

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 four lobes. The original, atmospheric score is supplied by composer, Barney Quinton.

Producer: Marya Burgess.


MON 14:30 George Eliot - Adam Bede (b007jnq6)
Episode 1

Summer, 1799 in the Staffordshire village of Hayslope, and one of Lisbeth Bede's sons has marriage on his mind.

George Eliot's haunting story of love betrayed and love rewarded dramatised in 15 episodes by Robert Forrest.

An immediate bestseller in 1859, Eliot's second novel established her reputation and paved the way for masterpieces such as The Mill on the Floss and Middlemarch.

Starring Thomas Arnold as Adam, Ann Scott-Jones as Lisbeth, John Kielty as Seth and Victoria Liddelle as Dinah.

Director: Patrick Rayner.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.


MON 14:45 Margaret Atwood - Curious Pursuits (b0076rqs)
Travels Back

4 Extra Debut. Margaret Atwood recalls dramas in reading her work to audiences. Why does 'national identity' intrigue her? Read by Liza Ross.


MON 15:00 Home Front - Omnibus (b04g1c1n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b04plk5d)
River Singers, Shirley Henderson and rare orchids

Mel Giedroyc presents The River Singers by Tom Moorhouse, read by Shirley Henderson (aka Moaning Myrtle in Harry Potter). And she discovers some spectacular and rare orchids.


MON 17:00 Second Thoughts (b00kt92h)
Series 3

Backs to the Drawing Board

Bill takes time off to help a friend, but Faith is already working at home.

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 James Bolam as Bill, Lynda Bellingham as Faith, Belinda Lang as Liza, Emma Gregory as Hannah, Mark Denham as Joe, Nigel Carrington as Karel Cerny and Brian Bowles as Dennis.

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 (b0075nmn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 18:00 The Personality Test (b00mvs9s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 18:30 A Good Read (b04pj1my)
David Delvin and Anna Raeburn

Sarah LeFanu, Dr David Delvin and Anna Raeburn discuss paperbacks by Elie Wiesel, Somerset Maugham and Rose Macaulay. From November 1998.

All Rivers Run to the Sea by Elie Wiesel
Publisher: HarperCollins

Collected Short Stories, Vol II by W Somerset Maugham
Publisher: Mandarin Fiction

Crew Train by Rose Macaulay
Published: Virago.


MON 19:00 Marriage Lines (b04phhxq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 The Navy Lark (b007k17g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 Paul Temple (b007t1r7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 Leading From the Front (b0076qp7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 Ian McEwan - Atonement (b00766mr)
Episode 11

Robbie tries to survive in wartime. Help is at hand. Sian Thomas continues Ian McEwan's novel of three lives changed by one lie.

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 (b04pr0xr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


MON 22:00 I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue (b04p7yg7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 The Castle (b01jjtn3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


MON 23:00 The News Quiz Extra (b04pj1xl)
Series 12

Episode 5

Made for 4 Extra. Satirical review of the week's news, chaired by Sandi Toksvig with regular guest Jeremy Hardy, plus Andy Hamilton, Susan Calman and Hugo Rifkind.


MON 23:45 Quando, Quando, Quando (b0081rfw)
Love and Marriage

The salon is offering special two-for-one cuts. Brides and grooms are queuing up for days in the hope of getting an appointment. A childhood sweetheart of Rene's appears unexpectedly, hoping to rekindle their love.

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 December 1999.



TUESDAY 25 NOVEMBER 2014

TUE 00:00 Sue Townsend - Adrian Mole (b007js6b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:15 A History of the Brain (b0174dzk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 George Eliot - Adam Bede (b007jnq6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Monday]


TUE 00:45 Margaret Atwood - Curious Pursuits (b0076rqs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 The Personality Test (b00mvs9s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 A Good Read (b04pj1my)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 Paul Temple (b007t1r7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 Leading From the Front (b0076qp7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 Home Front - Omnibus (b04g1c1n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 Original Shorts (b00vhg8x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:15 Loose Ends (b04pr0xr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 Second Thoughts (b00kt92h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 Life, Death and Sex with Mike and Sue (b0075nmn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 Paul Temple (b007t1sf)
Paul Temple and the Margo Mystery

Breakwater House

As they hunt for Julia's killer, a fortune teller in Brighton warns the Temples they're in grave danger...

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 Jon Rollason as Tony Wyman, James Thomason as Sir Graham Forbes, Tommy Duggan as Mike Langdon, Julian Somers as George Kelburn, June Tobin as Linda Kelburn, Joan Matheson as Mrs Fletcher, Hugh Manning as Larry Cross and James Beattie as Charlie.

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.


TUE 06:30 Pop in Translation (b008gf1n)
From 'She Loves You' in German, to 'Space Oddity' in Italian - it wasn't unusual in the 1960s to find pop artists from the Beatles to David Bowie, attempting to boost their sales with foreign language versions of their British hits.

Mark Radcliffe looks at one of pop music's quirkier episodes.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2007.


TUE 07:00 Two Doors Down (b008fdj0)
Series 2

The Feminine Thrust

Sally the cleaner smoothes the way for Clare's important lecture.

She also helps her realise that she might have more important things to worry about than her job...

Starring Stella McCusker.

The return of Annie McCartney's sitcom about the bohemian Belfast residents of Marlborough Road, saved from chaos by their cleaning lady, Sally.

Sally ...... Stella McCusker
Clare ...... Marcella Riordan
Evie ...... Katy Gleadhill
Trevor ...... Des McAleer
Tony ...... Robert Patterson
Fidelma ...... Aine McCartney
Anna ...... Hannah R Gordon
Simon ...... Patrick Gleadhill

Director: Tanya Nash

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2002.


TUE 07:30 Tom Wrigglesworth's Hang-Ups (b04p85z2)
Series 2

Point of No Return

After a mere 21 years of service the Wrigglesworth dishwasher has finally packed in, so Mr Wrigglesworth is bringing Tom's mum and his gran down to London to have it out with the manufacturers at the Ideal Home Show.

A visit which is made inordinately complicated by Mr Wrigglesworth's ambitious travel plans...

With Kate Anthony, Paul Copley and Judy Parfitt.

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 (b007jprr)
The Man Who Never Was

The Brits must trick the enemy. A 1958 remake of the 1956 spoof of the war film based on the 1953 book.

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 (b009pp9l)
The Captain's Problem

Ship's doctor Simon Sparrow diagnoses trouble ahead with Captain Spratt!

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 Captain Spratt, Ray Cooney as First Mate Jock Hornbeam, Edward Cast as Colonel Smith and Peter Jones as Easter.

Producer: David Hatch

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1969.


TUE 09:00 The News Quiz Extra (b04pj1xl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:45 Quando, Quando, Quando (b0081rfw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:45 on Monday]


TUE 10:00 Home Front - Omnibus (b04gch0f)
8-12 September 1914

Folkestone holds its annual regatta and Dieter's safety is threatened...

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


TUE 11:00 Afternoon Reading (b00y2d81)
Gillian Clarke - A Poet's Year

A White Page

National Poet of Wales, Gillian Clarke, who has recently been awarded The Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry 2010, reads from her journal about life on her small holding in rural West Wales. In this episode, a blizzard of snow, blocked roads and a frozen water pump test their survival skills.

The Welsh landscape and the healing power of nature are both driving forces in Gillian Clarke's poetry and prose. These readings are adapted from At the Source: Prose Writings by Gillian Clarke, published by Carcanet. The music is Clowns by Goldfrapp.

Producer: Willa King
BBC Cymru Wales.


TUE 11:15 Drama (b00p2h3z)
Don Webb - Right Place, Wrong Time

Dark thriller by Don Webb. Alan Morgan is a salesman; he spends a lot of time away from home. A series of violent crimes is committed across the north. The only lead is a photo-fit reconstruction of the robber's face - it is the spitting image of Alan.

Alan ...... Shaun Dooley
Perkins ...... Greg Wood
Cheshire ...... James Quinn
Jill ...... Fiona Clarke
Berry ...... Roger Morlidge
Margaret ...... Ruth Alexander-Rubin.


TUE 12:00 The Goon Show (b007jprr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 Doctor at Large (b009pp9l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 Paul Temple (b007t1sf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 Pop in Translation (b008gf1n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 Sue Townsend - Adrian Mole (b007js6k)
The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole

Episode 5

Fifth-former Adrian's O-levels are looming, and his mother takes him to the social security office. Read by Nicholas Barnes.


TUE 14:15 A History of the Brain (b0174gkl)
Mind the Gap

Dr Geoff Bunn's ten-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.

Episode 7: Mind the Gap, focuses on how the microscope allowed neurologists to detail the structure of brain cells. While Sigmund Freud, who started out as a neurologist, had hoped his gold chloride staining method would revolutionise brain research, it was in fact Camillo Golgi's La Reazione Nero, using silver nitrate, that enabled brain scientists to see the cell composition more clearly. Combined with the Gudden microtome, which provided extremely thin sections of brain tissue, neurologists began to explore how neurons are connected, with Charles Sherrington coining the term synapse to describe the gap between them.

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 nerve cell or neuron. The original, atmospheric score is supplied by composer, Barney Quinton.

Producer: Marya Burgess.


TUE 14:30 George Eliot - Adam Bede (b007jnqp)
Episode 2

Remarkable young Methodist preacher Dinah Morris arrives to comfort Lisbeth Bede. Stars Ann Scott-Jones.


TUE 14:45 Margaret Atwood - Curious Pursuits (b0076rr5)
The Grunge Look

Coming to Britain in the 60s was a quest for culture, but Margaret got caught up in fashion and chat-up moments at museums. Read by Liza Ross.


TUE 15:00 Home Front - Omnibus (b04gch0f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b04plphz)
Randy Newman and Shirley Henderson

Mel Giedroyc wishes Toy Story composer Randy Newman a very happy birthday, and Shirley Henderson continues her exclusive reading of The River Singers by Tom Moorhouse.


TUE 17:00 The Enchanting World of Hinge and Bracket (b04phln5)
Series 1

The Cruise - 2/2

As their Mediterranean cruise continues, the Captain and the Brigadier compete for the ladies' affections.

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 Two Doors Down (b008fdj0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 18:00 We've Been Here Before (b00ft41b)
Series 2

Episode 1

Clive Anderson hosts the panel show that pokes fun at events of the past.

Second series of the topical historical satirical panel show setting out to prove that there's nothing new under, or in, The Sun.

Gyles Brandreth and Arthur Smith battle it out against John O'Farrell and Arabella Weir.

Producer: Ed Morrish

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2004.


TUE 18:30 The Tingle Factor (b04plpwz)
Beryl Bainbridge

Beryl Bainbridge shares those musical moments which stir strong emotions with Robin Ray.

From classic BBC radio comedies to Shirley Temple, the novelist also looks back over her life and career.

Producer: Caroline Adams
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1991.


TUE 19:00 The Goon Show (b007jprr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 Doctor at Large (b009pp9l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 Paul Temple (b007t1sf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 Pop in Translation (b008gf1n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 Ian McEwan - Atonement (b00766n8)
Episode 12

Briony considers her past and future. Sian Thomas reads Ian McEwan's compelling story of three lives changed forever by one lie.


TUE 21:15 Drama (b00p2h3z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


TUE 22:00 Tom Wrigglesworth's Hang-Ups (b04p85z2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 The Headset Set (b0124pxs)
Series 1

Episode 2

A new phone system is causing chaos in the call centre at Smile5, the mail order catalogue company.

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

Writers: James Kettle, Stephen Carlin, Andy Wolton, Colin Hoult, Madeleine Brettingham, Dale Shaw, Kevin Core, Rob Gilroy, Tom Neenan and Jon Hunter.

Script editors: James Kettle and Dan Tetsell
Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2011.


TUE 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b04vdktc)
The best in contemporary comedy. Tonight, Tiff Stevenson chats to Phil Nichol.


TUE 23:00 The Mel and Sue Thing (b0076b72)
Episode 6

Jane Austen will be reeling from beyond the grave, as we learn the true meaning of Sweet Fanny Adams in the final instalment of the Mel and Sue's dramatisation of her last, and lost, novella.

Plus a big musical number to finish off the series. What will the Old Biddies have to say about that?

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 (b00sy275)
Series 1

Don't Bet on It

As Ben lies on a ventilator in hospital, Mary and Mum put the racing on to try to bring him out of his coma. It doesn't work, but Ben does somehow seem to have developed a knack for predicting the winners, if only he could think of a way of telling anyone.

Meanwhile John Dee, Queen Elizabeth I's own fortune teller, appears in Ben's brain, with some unhelpful observations about what the future might hold.

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, Giles New, Hils Barker and David Mitchell.

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2006.



WEDNESDAY 26 NOVEMBER 2014

WED 00:00 Sue Townsend - Adrian Mole (b007js6k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:15 A History of the Brain (b0174gkl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 George Eliot - Adam Bede (b007jnqp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Tuesday]


WED 00:45 Margaret Atwood - Curious Pursuits (b0076rr5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 We've Been Here Before (b00ft41b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 The Tingle Factor (b04plpwz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 Paul Temple (b007t1sf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 02:30 Pop in Translation (b008gf1n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 Home Front - Omnibus (b04gch0f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 Afternoon Reading (b00y2d81)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:15 Drama (b00p2h3z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 The Enchanting World of Hinge and Bracket (b04phln5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 Two Doors Down (b008fdj0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 Paul Temple (b007rwkt)
Paul Temple and the Margo Mystery

Mainly About Wyman

The suave sleuth probes whether an international criminal is behind Julia's murder.

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, Julian Somers as George Kelburn, June Tobin as Linda Kelburn/Sidney, James Beattie as Charlie and Douglas Storm as Detective Inspector Burton.

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 Peter Bogdanovich's Saturday Morning Pictures (b007zzjx)
Episode 1

The golden age of Hollywood, before the 1960s dawned.

American actor, author and film director Peter Bogdanovich shares his views of the movie industry in Hollywood, using his own archive of recordings. Featuring James Stewart, John Ford, Howard Hawks and Alfred Hitchcock in conversation and Cybill Shepherd reveals what it was like to have Orson Welles as a house guest.

Producer Penny Vine

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2007.


WED 07:00 Change at Oglethorpe (b007k0vl)
Foreign Parts

Winter has come to the Ogle Valley. David is dreaming of sun and sand when an old friend offers him an exciting job. Meanwhile, Arthur dreams of a date with June.

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
Brian ...... Peter Silverleaf

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in January 1996.


WED 07:30 In and Out of the Kitchen (b01qw8m7)
Series 2

On Location

Damien is sent on location to the Lake District to film a chunk of his new series for Sky Arts about "poets and their palates".

But when the sunshine turns to driving rain, Damien's spirits are further dampened when it appears Anthony might not be missing him quite as much as he had hoped...

Written by Miles Jupp.

Damien Trench ...... Miles Jupp
Anthony MacIlveny ...... Justin Edwards
Gary McDade ...... Ben Crowe
Sound Man ...... Ben Crowe
Mr Mullaney ...... Brendan Dempsey
Marion Duffett ...... Lesley Vickerage

Producer: Sam Michell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2013.


WED 08:00 The Burkiss Way (b00crq2m)
Series 4

Repeat Yourself the Burkiss Way - Part 1

Enter the 'Pardon,Sir?' school of languages.

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 (b00s09rq)
Series 3

5/13

Revealing secrets of radio audience research - plus the rhubarb tart song.

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, Alan Hutchison 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, Bill Oddie and John Cleese.

Producer: Humphrey Barclay

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in April 1966.


WED 09:00 Whispers (b007k2sl)
Series 3

Episode 3

Gyles Brandreth chairs the scandals quiz with Anthony Holden, Lucy Moore, Dan Tetsell and John O'Farrell. From October 2005.


WED 09:30 Safety Catch (b00fkyrd)
Series 1

Loose Lips Sink Ships

Simon discovers Judith's new boyfriend is not the man everyone thought he was.

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
Nicholas Boulton

Producer: Dawn Ellis

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2007.


WED 10:00 Home Front - Omnibus (b04gyrk7)
15-19 September 1914

Folkestone honours its dead, and our characters' worlds all seem up-ended.

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


WED 11:00 Afternoon Reading (b00y2sj5)
Gillian Clarke - A Poet's Year

The Fruits of Summer

National Poet of Wales, Gillian Clarke, who has recently been awarded The Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry 2010, reads from her journal about life on her small holding in rural West Wales. Bees, a successful harvest of hay and a family of swallows make a bountiful summer.

The Welsh landscape and the healing power of nature are both driving forces in Gillian Clarke's poetry and prose. These readings are adapted from At the Source: Prose Writings by Gillian Clarke, published by Carcanet. The music is Clowns by Goldfrapp.

Producer: Willa King
BBC Cymru Wales.


WED 11:15 Don Haworth - A Summertime (b0076knb)
Warm and humorous tale of unforeseen happiness and its passing, set on the Lancashire moors in 1939. Stars Rachel Ibbotson and Julia Rounthwaite.


WED 12:00 The Burkiss Way (b00crq2m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00s09rq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 Paul Temple (b007rwkt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 Peter Bogdanovich's Saturday Morning Pictures (b007zzjx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 Sue Townsend - Adrian Mole (b007js7h)
The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole

Episode 6

It's 1982, and fifth-former Adrian plans on an acting career. But first he must negotiate the Halloween party. Read by Nicholas Barnes.


WED 14:15 A History of the Brain (b0174h6b)
The Agony and the Ecstasy

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.

Episode 8: The Agony and the Ecstasy, focuses on the collaborative work between Otto Loewi in Austria and Henry Dale in England. They established that communication within the brain is chemical and not electrical. Thanks to the work of many exiles from Nazism (and a leech smuggled out by one of them) the vital role of acetylcholine became known. This work laid the foundation for the neuropharmalogical gold rush of the 1950s, with the discovery of drugs to help those suffering from schizophrenia, depression and anxiety.

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 neurotransmitters acetylcholine and adrenalin. The original, atmospheric score is supplied by composer, Barney Quinton.

Producer: Marya Burgess.


WED 14:30 George Eliot - Adam Bede (b007jnr6)
Episode 3

The young squire Arthur Donnithorne pays a visit to Hall Farm, and the seeds of love are sown. Stars Richard Greenwood.


WED 14:45 Margaret Atwood - Curious Pursuits (b0076rrp)
Introduction to She

Margaret praises an old pot-boiler of a book with an infamous heroine and asks why it gripped her. Read by Liza Ross.


WED 15:00 Home Front - Omnibus (b04gyrk7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b04pm6fd)
Andrew Strauss, Jacqueline Wilson and water voles

Mel Giedroyc presents the Inheritance Tracks of England's former cricket captain Andrew Strauss, and she celebrates superstar author Jacqueline Wilson's 100th book.


WED 17:00 Life in London (b011dg1t)
The Fancy

Tom and Jerry visit a cockfight, try to buy a horse, meet a sporting legend and lay a wager on which is better, London or the West Country.

Meanwhile, garrulous narrator Pierce Egan takes literary critic William Hazlitt to his first boxing match.

Starring Greg Wise, Mark Gatiss and James Bachman.

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

Corinthian Tom .... Greg Wise
Jerry Hawthorn .... Mark Gatiss
Bob Logic .... James Bachman
Plausible Jack .... Ben Graves
William Hazlitt/Tom Cribb .... Alex Mcqueen
Mrs Egan .... Alys Torrence
Pierce Egan .... Geoffrey McGivern

Music: Ben Walker

Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2006.


WED 17:30 Change at Oglethorpe (b007k0vl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 18:00 Whispers (b007k2sl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


WED 18:30 Off the Page (b0076g7d)
America

Matthew Parris invites writers Toby Young, Emma Richler and Tamsin Oglesby to consider the oddness of the United States of America.

In each programme, Matthew Parris introduces a group of writers of fact and fiction: new talent and established names. In the context of a discussion of one of the ideas and pre-occupations of our times, each presents a piece on this week's topic.

The best new writing and the freshest conversation from 2003.


WED 19:00 The Burkiss Way (b00crq2m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00s09rq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 Paul Temple (b007rwkt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 Peter Bogdanovich's Saturday Morning Pictures (b007zzjx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 Ian McEwan - Atonement (b00766nv)
Episode 13

As the troops reach the capital, Briony realises that the time has come to try to make amends. Sian Thomas reads Ian McEwan's story of the search for forgiveness.


WED 21:15 Don Haworth - A Summertime (b0076knb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


WED 22:00 In and Out of the Kitchen (b01qw8m7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 Danny Robins Music Therapy (b00fl0p7)
Episode 2

Harnessing the power of music to solve problems and generally improve the world, Danny Robins writes a new town anthem for Middlesbrough - and lends a hand to a love-lorn pensioner - aided by a Status Quo tribute band and a trumpeter.

With Isy Suttie.

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 Concrete Cow (b0076jk4)
Series 2

Ancient and Modern

IT support in ancient Egypt, tax-avoidance schemes for pirates and Feudal Mishap Direct.

Second series of the four-part sketch show in which anything is possible.

Starring:

Robert Webb
Beth Chalmers
Catherine Shepherd
Steven Kynman
Abigail Burdess
Chris Pavlo

Written by James Cary.

Producer: Adam Bromley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2003.


WED 23:30 The Skivers (b00d8pgd)
Series 1

Lewis Collins

Secrets of Michael Fish are revealed, and East 17 move house.

Nick Golson and Tim de Jongh's skilful sketch show with special guest Lewis Collins - will he share any tips from TV's The Professionals?

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 27 NOVEMBER 2014

THU 00:00 Sue Townsend - Adrian Mole (b007js7h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:15 A History of the Brain (b0174h6b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 George Eliot - Adam Bede (b007jnr6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Wednesday]


THU 00:45 Margaret Atwood - Curious Pursuits (b0076rrp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 Whispers (b007k2sl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 Off the Page (b0076g7d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 Paul Temple (b007rwkt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 Peter Bogdanovich's Saturday Morning Pictures (b007zzjx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 Home Front - Omnibus (b04gyrk7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 Afternoon Reading (b00y2sj5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:15 Don Haworth - A Summertime (b0076knb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 Life in London (b011dg1t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 Change at Oglethorpe (b007k0vl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 Paul Temple (b007rwnw)
Paul Temple and the Margo Mystery

A Time to Worry

The suave sleuth edges one step closer towards solving the murder and discovering the identity of The Fence.

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, Julian Somers as George Kelburn, June Tobin as Linda Kelburn, Joan Matheson as Mrs Fletcher, Mary Wimbush as Dr Benkaray, Hugh Manning as Larry Cross, James Beattie as Charlie and Kenneth Dight as Inspector Milton.

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 Peter Bogdanovich's Saturday Morning Pictures (b0080lss)
Episode 2

The Last Picture Show placed Peter Bogdanovich in the vanguard of what was dubbed New Hollywood.

The director and historian looks at the changes in Hollywood since his arrival there in 1961 - from the rise of independent film makers to the influence of television.

Producer Penny Vine

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2007.


THU 07:00 The Elephant Man (b04phhxw)
It Could Be the Zoo

Tax problems and incompetent staff are just two of Southwood Zoo's problems.

But the National Lottery is designed to come to the aid of such hopeless causes.

Peter Serafinowicz stars in Debbie Barham's sitcom about the life of an elephant zoo keeper.

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

Producer: Richard Wilson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in September 1996.


THU 07:30 John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme (b04pc2zs)
Series 4

Episode 6

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.

6/6: This final episode of the fourth series contains a pure moment of happiness, a song for a season that doesn't usually get sung about, and a curious tale about an invention that is probably not evil.

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

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

Written by and starring ... John Finnemore
Also featuring ... Margaret Cabourn-Smith, Simon Kane, Lawry Lewin and Carrie Quinlan.
Original music by ... Susannah Pearse.
Producer ... Ed Morrish.


THU 08:00 It Sticks Out Half A Mile (b007jps8)
The Friends of Frambourne Pier

Frank Pike and Bert Hodges try to enlist some volunteers to help restore the pier.

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

Arthur Wilson … John Le Mesurier
Bert Hodges …. Bill Pertwee
Frank Pike …. Ian Lavender
Fred Guthrie …. Glynn Edwards
Miss Perkins …. Viviene Martin
Mrs Briggs … Hilda Braid
Ernest Woolcott …. Michael Knowles

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 1984.


THU 08:30 Listen to Les (b007wlfp)
From 14/03/1982

Les Dawson with Noah's story, and Cosmo's guide to the study of moths and butterflies - plus another 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 March 1982.


THU 09:00 Heresy (b018gr06)
Series 8

Episode 5

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

Her guests this week are comedian Dave Gorman and newspaper columnists Matthew Parris and Julia Hartley-Brewer. Together they have fun exposing the wrong-headedness of received wisdom and challenging knee-jerk public reaction to events.

Arguing against the popular opinion that celebrities shouldn't tell people how to vote, former MP Matthew Parris says he would much rather listen to an attractive celebrity talking rubbish than listen to the garbage spouted by the average politician.

Julia Hartley-Brewer defends Chick Lit against its detractors on the grounds that you shouldn't judge a book by its pink cover, and argues that it's the kind of literature Jane Austen would be writing if she were around today.

And Dave Gorman puts his republican views to one side to ride to the defence of the extraordinary hat worn by Princess Beatrice at the wedding of William and Kate. Though the Princess may wish he hadn't.

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


THU 09:30 Alison and Maud (b007k31q)
Series 1

Speaking in Tongues

Will Mr Mullet and The Bishop of Norwich get too close for comfort over tea? Maud gets a computer and there's an incident on the road...

First of two series of Sue Limb's Bed and Breakfast sitcom about sisters Alison and Maud and their guests at the Abbeyfield Guest House in Norwich.

Starring Denise Coffey as Alison, Miriam Margolyes as Maud, Chris Emmett as Mr Mullett, Geoffrey Whitehead as Bernard, Nickolas Grace as Leslie and Nicholas Le Prevost as the Bishop of Norwich

Producer: Jonathan James-Moore.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2003.


THU 10:00 Home Front - Omnibus (b04hyxml)
22-26 September 1914

Well-known suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst visits Folkestone and on the Leas, an amicable alliance is reached.

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


THU 11:00 Afternoon Reading (b00y2vgm)
Gillian Clarke - A Poet's Year

The Turning of the Year

National Poet of Wales, Gillian Clarke, who has recently been awarded The Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry 2010, reads from her journal about life on her small holding in rural West Wales. The autumn crops of potatoes, beetroot, apple and blackberries are gathered and stored, and the honey is harvested. The pond has a mysterious nocturnal visitor.

The Welsh landscape and the healing power of nature are both driving forces in Gillian Clarke's poetry and prose. These readings are adapted from At the Source: Prose Writings by Gillian Clarke, published by Carcanet. The music is Clowns by Goldfrapp.

Producer: Willa King
BBC Cymru Wales.


THU 11:15 Alan Plater - Only a Matter of Time (b007qrqk)
When time was standardised in the 19th century, not everyone was convinced by the idea. Alan Plater drama starring James Bolam.


THU 12:00 It Sticks Out Half A Mile (b007jps8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 Listen to Les (b007wlfp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 Paul Temple (b007rwnw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 Peter Bogdanovich's Saturday Morning Pictures (b0080lss)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 Sue Townsend - Adrian Mole (b007js7w)
The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole

Episode 7

Adrian is feeling left out after the birth of his new baby sister. And Christmas is approaching too. Read by Nicholas Barnes.


THU 14:15 A History of the Brain (b017528x)
All or Nothing

Dr Geoff Bunn's ten-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.

Episode 9: All Or Nothing, focuses on the invention of the electroencephalograph, which made our brain waves visible. Invented by Hans Berger, one of its main proponents was the eccentric English robotics pioneer and neuroscientist, William Grey Walter. Until a near fatal accident, Walter was one of 15% of the population who can't produce the resting, alpha wave - only the active, beta wave. After the accident he could emit alpha waves. Meanwhile, at Cambridge, Edgar Adrian, no fan of the EEG, established the 'all or nothing' principle of nerve transmission to explain simple reflex actions.

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 cerebral cortex. The original, atmospheric score is supplied by composer, Barney Quinton.

Producer: Marya Burgess.


THU 14:30 George Eliot - Adam Bede (b007jnrq)
Episode 4

Young squire Arthur invites the flirtatious Hetty for an evening stroll in Donnithorne Woods. Stars Richard Greenwood.


THU 14:45 Margaret Atwood - Curious Pursuits (b0076rs9)
Victory Gardens

In days of yore, the test of a good cook was whether she could utilise every leftover morsel. Read by Liza Ross.


THU 15:00 Home Front - Omnibus (b04hyxml)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b04pr255)
Whale song, Aidan Moffat and wheelbarrow races

Mel Giedroyc investigates the beautiful and haunting whale song, and in Scottish Book Week we hear singer and musician Aidan Moffat's new children's book, The Lavender Blue Dress.


THU 17:00 No Commitments (b00sbs1y)
Series 3

Material Values

Emily and Charles are unsympathetic over Roger's job loss, so it is Anna to the rescue. Stars Celia Imrie. From December 1994.


THU 17:30 The Elephant Man (b04phhxw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 18:00 Heresy (b018gr06)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


THU 18:30 Great Lives (b0076brj)
Series 2

James Gillray

Political cartoonist Steve Bell chooses the 18th century caricaturist James Gillray. With Sheila O'Connell, curator of prints and drawings at British Museum and actor James Bolam. Presented by Humphrey Carpenter.

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


THU 19:00 It Sticks Out Half A Mile (b007jps8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 Listen to Les (b007wlfp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 Paul Temple (b007rwnw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 Peter Bogdanovich's Saturday Morning Pictures (b0080lss)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 Ian McEwan - Atonement (b00766pd)
Episode 14

As the day of reckoning arrives, Briony ponders novels. Sian Thomas reads the penultimate episode of Ian McEwan's tale of three people torn apart by one lie.


THU 21:15 Alan Plater - Only a Matter of Time (b007qrqk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


THU 22:00 John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme (b04pc2zs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 My Teenage Diary (b014qnwq)
Series 3

Arabella Weir

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.

Comedian Rufus Hound is joined by actor Arabella Weir who describes a teenage life full of drinking, calorie-counting and boys.

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


THU 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b04vdkth)
The best in contemporary comedy. Tonight, Tiff Stevenson chats again to Phil Nichol.


THU 23:00 Continuity (b00tdnt4)
Episode 1

A Continuity Announcer's booth can be a lonely place - especially on the late shift, when you've barely seen your wife and children for a week. Still, this Radio 4 Continuity Announcer is nothing, if not a consummate professional and he's not going to let his own insignificant little problems get in the way of your listening pleasure. Especially when there are so many exciting programmes coming up in the next week, which he's got to tell you about. At least some of them are exciting. Some of them aren't quite his cup of tea, if he's honest, but that's not really the point, is it? They may be right up your street. It's not really his place to express an opinion. Even if it is tempting. This may be a come-down from heady days spent announcing on the Today programme, but he's got a job to do. Though sometimes it is rather difficult to concentrate.....

Alistair McGowan stars in a new subversive sitcom about a Continuity Announcer brooding on the escalating disasters of his private and professional life; at the same time as attempting to give us a preview of the programmes on offer in the coming week on Radio 4. Or what might be Radio 4 in a parallel universe. Trails for 'The Ethical Enigma', 'Britain's Favourite Sound' and 'The History of Britain One Year at a Time' are just some of the strange delights on offer in the world of this 'radio professional', who harbours a slightly inappropriate relationship with his audience.

Written by Hugh Rycroft a stalwart of 'The News Quiz' and co-creator of 'Parliamentary Questions' and 'Life, Death and Sex with Mike and Sue', the series also features the voices of Lewis Macleod, Sally Grace, Charlotte Page and David Holt.

Produced by David Spicer and Frank Stirling
A Unique Production for BBC Radio 4.


THU 23:15 Guy Browning's Small Talk (b0076mv2)
Series 2

How to Kiss

The writer enumerates the many and varied methods of engendering facial contact, and where it might lead. From August 2004.


THU 23:30 A Look Back at the Nineties (b007jqm8)
1996

Coming out to parents with a twist, an unusual Blue Peter appeal - and is the end of the world nigh..?

Recorded in 1993 - Brian Perkins, Kate Robbins and Hugh Dennis 'look back' at 1996 - a year that was yet to happen

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 28 NOVEMBER 2014

FRI 00:00 Sue Townsend - Adrian Mole (b007js7w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:15 A History of the Brain (b017528x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 George Eliot - Adam Bede (b007jnrq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Thursday]


FRI 00:45 Margaret Atwood - Curious Pursuits (b0076rs9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 Heresy (b018gr06)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 Great Lives (b0076brj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 Paul Temple (b007rwnw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 Peter Bogdanovich's Saturday Morning Pictures (b0080lss)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 Home Front - Omnibus (b04hyxml)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 Afternoon Reading (b00y2vgm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:15 Alan Plater - Only a Matter of Time (b007qrqk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 No Commitments (b00sbs1y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 The Elephant Man (b04phhxw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 Paul Temple (b007rwp2)
Paul Temple and the Margo Mystery

The Visitor

With time running out, can the suave sleuth finally confront who murdered Julia Kelburn?

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, Julian Somers as George Kelburn, June Tobin as Linda Kelburn, Joan Matheson as Mrs Fletcher, Mary Wimbush as Dr Benkaray, James Beattie as Charlie and Hugh Manning as Larry Cross.

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 Please Look After This Bear (b0091tm8)
Author Michael Bond's wellington-clad bear was found at Paddington Station and was thus named by the Brown family after the busy London terminus.

To celebrate Paddington's 50th birthday in 2008 - BBC Radio 4 left 50 bears wearing the label "Please Look After This Bear" hidden in train stations all over Britain for people to find and to take home.

Children's author Michael Morpurgo talks to these "finders" to hear what Paddington Bear has meant to them. He hears from creator Michael Bond about the bear's enduring appeal and also unravels the story of the first soft toy Paddington Bear, made by Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson's mother Shirley.

Produced by Laura Parfitt.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2008.


FRI 07:00 Spangles 'n' Tights (b04phhxy)
Medieval Banquet

The Dublin theatrical costumiers dress a medieval banquet in a ghostly castle.

Christopher Fitz-Simon's five-part comedy.

Dessie Doyle ...... David Kelly
Violet Doyle ...... Pauline McLynn
Antony Gogan ...... Eugene O'Brien
Mr McNamara ...... Frank Kelly
Fidelma Fitzpatrick ...... Roma Tomelty
High King ...... Birdy Sweeney
Cliona O'Sloothrahaun ...... Anna Byrne
Cardinal Poggibonsi ...... John Keyes
Court Jester ...... Paddy Scully

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 (b04pr6sy)
Series 1

Death

Hal Cruttenden stars as a 40-something husband and father who, years ago, decided to give up his job and become a stay at home father. His wife, Sam, has a successful business career which makes her travel more and more. His children, Lilly and Molly, are growing up fast, and his role as their father and mentor is diminishing by the day.

Written by Hal Cruttenden and Dominic Holland.

With Dominic Holland, Ed Byrne, Anna Crilly, Gavin Webster, Dominic Frisby and Samuel Caseley.

In this episode, Hal faces a horrifying thought - he might have testicular cancer. So he tries to look mortality in the face - not easy for an overly sensitive and emotional man. He tries to bond with his entrepreneurial stepson Jack, but a visit to a football match doesn't work out as Hal planned.

An unlikely form of salvation arrives when it's suggested that Hal takes part in a charity run. Things take an unexpected turn and Hal actually surprises himself - but not in the way he planned.

Producer: Paul Russell

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


FRI 08:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jy6l)
The New Car

The lad thinks he should buy a car to keep up appearances, so Sid offers to help. But there's a big surprise when he takes it for a spin.

Starring Tony Hancock.

With Moira Lister, Bill Kerr, Sidney James and Kenneth Williams.

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 December 1954.


FRI 08:30 The Men from the Ministry (b007jm8g)
Bye Bye Mildred

The bumbling bureaucrats' secretary is set to be lured away...

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

Stars Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler.

A weekly tribute to all those who work in government offices and to all the others who spend their days there as well.

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

With John Graham, Gordon Clyde and Jo Manning Wilson.

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 March 1970.


FRI 09:00 The Museum of Curiosity (b00s92p7)
Series 3

Episode 1

Prepare to have your synapses twisted into a string theorist's nightmare, as Professor Lloyd and his new curator, the startlingly insightful comedian Jon Richardson, hurriedly throw the dust covers off the Museum's clump of empty plinths for a brand new series of the BBC's most improving comedy panel show.

This week, fantasy novelist Sir Terry Pratchett offers them a Secret And Personal Extra Day Of The Week; cosmologist and author Marcus Chown donates a bizarre but plausible scientific theory of the afterlife known as the Enigma Point; and Shappi Khorsandi has somehow finds herself in a position to offer none other than Charlie Chaplin.


FRI 09:30 Rent (b04phhy0)
Series 2

Episode 6

Paul and Ruby are thinking of moving out, and Maria needs more space.

Lucy Flannery's sitcom about the struggles of Maria and Richard and their lodgers.

Stars Barbara Flynn as Maria, Patrick Barlow as Richard, Linda Polan as Amy and Toby Longworth as Paul.

With Vivienne Rochester.

Producer: Liz Anstee.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1995.


FRI 10:00 Home Front - Omnibus (b04jmd8g)
29 September - 3 October 1914

Last omnibus of Season 1 of Home Front which is set in Great War Britain. The end of the beginning, perhaps, but a long long way from the end.

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


FRI 11:00 William Trevor Short Stories (b007jtxy)
The Forty-Seventh Saturday

Mavie and McCarthy have a weekly assignation, but is he as trapped by marriage as she thinks he is? Read by Denys Hawthorne.


FRI 11:15 Alan Plater - Time Added On for Injuries (b007qw0x)
Passengers on a train uncover the story that linked their families 150 years ago. Stars James Bolam and Alan David.


FRI 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jy6l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 The Men from the Ministry (b007jm8g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 Paul Temple (b007rwp2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 Please Look After This Bear (b0091tm8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 Sue Townsend - Adrian Mole (b007js86)
The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole

Episode 8

Adrian's parents try and patch things up, but in the meantime, he finds himself drawn to new school friends. Read by Nicholas Barnes.


FRI 14:15 A History of the Brain (b017551t)
Einstein's Brain

Dr Geoff Bunn's ten-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.

Episode 10: Einstein's Brain focuses on how advances in neurology have influenced our understanding of human's as 'neurochemical selves'. Examining the recent trend to explain every aspect of personality by underlying brain processes, Geoff Bunn highlights how disciplines from aesthetics to sociology have felt the impact of neuroscience. He acknowledges the benefits supplied by MRI scanning but points out the flaws in promoting an understanding of humanity based entirely on analysis of the brain. If the dissection of Einstein's brain were all we had to go on, we wouldn't know much about the famous physicist's life and character.

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. The original, atmospheric score is supplied by composer, Barney Quinton.

Producer: Marya Burgess.


FRI 14:30 George Eliot - Adam Bede (b007jns8)
Episode 5

As Hetty receives a gift from the captain, Adam waits in the wings hoping she will marry him. Stars Thomas Arnold.


FRI 14:45 Margaret Atwood - Curious Pursuits (b0076rsr)
Mortification; Edinburgh Festival

Two short essays look at some author mishaps and Scotland's fair city through the decades. Read by Liza Ross.


FRI 15:00 Home Front - Omnibus (b04jmd8g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b04prcm2)
River Singers, Shirley Henderson and Cleopatra's Palace

Mel Giedroyc presents the final chapter of Tom Moorhouse's The River Singers, read by Shirley Henderson (Moaning Myrtle in Harry Potter), and discovers Cleopatra's Palace.


FRI 17:00 After Henry (b007k47s)
Series 3

Guilty Secrets

'She does have her sensitivities. And this.... for a woman ... any woman ... even my mother - I'd have thought it would strike at the whole image she has of her entire marriage.'

Sarah tidies up husband Henry's study four years after his death.

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
Rod ...... Paul Sirr

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 (b04phhxy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 18:00 The Museum of Curiosity (b00s92p7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


FRI 18:30 My Life in Five Books (b00tq0ws)
Series 1

Sue Lawrence

3/8
Sue Lawrence's passion for food is well known. A prolific writer of cookery books Sue first came to prominence after winning BBC Master Chef in 1991. Her passion for other books is less well known and in conversation with Stuart Cosgrove she reveals the five titles she'd never be without.


FRI 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jy6l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 The Men from the Ministry (b007jm8g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 Paul Temple (b007rwp2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 Please Look After This Bear (b0091tm8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Ian McEwan - Atonement (b00766pv)
Episode 15

Sian Thomas reads the final part of Ian McEwan's study of shame and forgiveness, of the need for and difficulty of absolution.


FRI 21:15 Alan Plater - Time Added On for Injuries (b007qw0x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


FRI 22:00 Hal (b04pr6sy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 Party (b01n6rsf)
Series 3

Radio

The budding politicians get a crucial radio interview ahead of the upcoming 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
Alison the radio producer .... Rachel Stubbings
Radio Interviewer .... Peter Curran
Drama interviewee ...Jot Davies

Producer: Julia McKenzie.

First broadcast on Radio 4 in October 2012.


FRI 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b04vhqr2)
From 10pm - midnight, 7 days a week, the Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. Plus Arthur Smith chats to Marlon Davis.


FRI 23:00 Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section (b01dtmb8)
Series 1

Kevin Eldon

Comedian Alex Horne is joined by his own 5 piece jazz band for music and comedy as they try interactive cookery.

With special guest: comedian Kevin Eldon.

Host .... Alex Horne
Trumpet/banjo .... Joe Auckland
Saxophone/clarinet ....Mark Brown
Double Bass/Bass .... Will Collier
Drums and Percussion .... Ben Reynolds
Piano/keyboard .... Joe Stilgoe
Guest performer ....Kevin Eldon

Producer: Julia McKenzie

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2012..


FRI 23:30 Everyone Quite Likes Justin (b012l4ng)
Series 1

Episode 4

House-hunting sparks all sorts of difficulties for Manchester DJ Justin.

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
Christine Bottomley ..... Lisa
Jim Poyser ..... Lisa's boyfriend
Justin Moorhouse ..... Justin
Lloyd Langford ..... Bryn
Paul Copley ..... Ray
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 (b04pj1my)

A Good Read 01:30 TUE (b04pj1my)

A History of the Brain 00:15 SAT (b016x4t1)

A History of the Brain 14:15 MON (b0174dzk)

A History of the Brain 00:15 TUE (b0174dzk)

A History of the Brain 14:15 TUE (b0174gkl)

A History of the Brain 00:15 WED (b0174gkl)

A History of the Brain 14:15 WED (b0174h6b)

A History of the Brain 00:15 THU (b0174h6b)

A History of the Brain 14:15 THU (b017528x)

A History of the Brain 00:15 FRI (b017528x)

A History of the Brain 14:15 FRI (b017551t)

A Look Back at the Nineties 23:30 THU (b007jqm8)

After Henry 05:00 SAT (b007jpwp)

After Henry 17:00 FRI (b007k47s)

Afternoon Reading 11:00 TUE (b00y2d81)

Afternoon Reading 04:00 WED (b00y2d81)

Afternoon Reading 11:00 WED (b00y2sj5)

Afternoon Reading 04:00 THU (b00y2sj5)

Afternoon Reading 11:00 THU (b00y2vgm)

Afternoon Reading 04:00 FRI (b00y2vgm)

Alan Plater - Only a Matter of Time 11:15 THU (b007qrqk)

Alan Plater - Only a Matter of Time 21:15 THU (b007qrqk)

Alan Plater - Only a Matter of Time 04:15 FRI (b007qrqk)

Alan Plater - Time Added On for Injuries 11:15 FRI (b007qw0x)

Alan Plater - Time Added On for Injuries 21:15 FRI (b007qw0x)

Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section 23:00 FRI (b01dtmb8)

Alison and Maud 09:30 THU (b007k31q)

Archive on 4 08:00 SAT (b00w0bk1)

Archive on 4 15:00 SAT (b00w0bk1)

Archive on 4 01:00 SUN (b00w0bk1)

Armando Iannucci's Charm Offensive 22:30 SAT (b007ym28)

Captain Kidd and the First Fifteen 09:30 SUN (b04phcbc)

Captain Kidd and the First Fifteen 17:30 SUN (b04phcbc)

Captain Kidd and the First Fifteen 05:30 MON (b04phcbc)

Celebrating Cecilia! 02:30 SAT (b00fgsm1)

Change at Oglethorpe 07:00 WED (b007k0vl)

Change at Oglethorpe 17:30 WED (b007k0vl)

Change at Oglethorpe 05:30 THU (b007k0vl)

Charles Chilton - Space Force 18:00 SAT (b007jn58)

Charles Chilton - Space Force 00:00 SUN (b007jn58)

Clare in the Community 22:30 SUN (b00g27lm)

Concrete Cow 23:00 WED (b0076jk4)

Continuity 23:00 THU (b00tdnt4)

Danny Robins Music Therapy 22:30 WED (b00fl0p7)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:00 SUN (b04phcbf)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:00 SUN (b04phcbf)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 01:00 MON (b04phcbf)

Doctor at Large 08:30 TUE (b009pp9l)

Doctor at Large 12:30 TUE (b009pp9l)

Doctor at Large 19:30 TUE (b009pp9l)

Don Haworth - A Summertime 11:15 WED (b0076knb)

Don Haworth - A Summertime 21:15 WED (b0076knb)

Don Haworth - A Summertime 04:15 THU (b0076knb)

Drama 04:15 SAT (b0112flb)

Drama 11:15 TUE (b00p2h3z)

Drama 21:15 TUE (b00p2h3z)

Drama 04:15 WED (b00p2h3z)

Ed Reardon's Week 07:30 SUN (b00y5hvy)

Ed Reardon's Week 22:00 SUN (b00y5hvy)

Ed Reardon's Week 03:00 MON (b00y5hvy)

Everyone Quite Likes Justin 23:30 FRI (b012l4ng)

Garrison Keillor's Radio Show 11:00 SUN (b01cv84c)

Garrison Keillor's Radio Show 19:00 SUN (b01cv84c)

George Eliot - Adam Bede 14:30 MON (b007jnq6)

George Eliot - Adam Bede 00:30 TUE (b007jnq6)

George Eliot - Adam Bede 14:30 TUE (b007jnqp)

George Eliot - Adam Bede 00:30 WED (b007jnqp)

George Eliot - Adam Bede 14:30 WED (b007jnr6)

George Eliot - Adam Bede 00:30 THU (b007jnr6)

George Eliot - Adam Bede 14:30 THU (b007jnrq)

George Eliot - Adam Bede 00:30 FRI (b007jnrq)

George Eliot - Adam Bede 14:30 FRI (b007jns8)

Great Lives 18:30 THU (b0076brj)

Great Lives 01:30 FRI (b0076brj)

Guy Browning's Small Talk 23:15 THU (b0076mv2)

Hal 17:30 SAT (b04p5vl1)

Hal 05:30 SUN (b04p5vl1)

Hal 07:30 FRI (b04pr6sy)

Hal 22:00 FRI (b04pr6sy)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:00 FRI (b007jy6l)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:00 FRI (b007jy6l)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:00 FRI (b007jy6l)

Heresy 09:00 THU (b018gr06)

Heresy 18:00 THU (b018gr06)

Heresy 01:00 FRI (b018gr06)

Home Front - Omnibus 03:00 SAT (b04fchmg)

Home Front - Omnibus 10:00 MON (b04g1c1n)

Home Front - Omnibus 15:00 MON (b04g1c1n)

Home Front - Omnibus 03:00 TUE (b04g1c1n)

Home Front - Omnibus 10:00 TUE (b04gch0f)

Home Front - Omnibus 15:00 TUE (b04gch0f)

Home Front - Omnibus 03:00 WED (b04gch0f)

Home Front - Omnibus 10:00 WED (b04gyrk7)

Home Front - Omnibus 15:00 WED (b04gyrk7)

Home Front - Omnibus 03:00 THU (b04gyrk7)

Home Front - Omnibus 10:00 THU (b04hyxml)

Home Front - Omnibus 15:00 THU (b04hyxml)

Home Front - Omnibus 03:00 FRI (b04hyxml)

Home Front - Omnibus 10:00 FRI (b04jmd8g)

Home Front - Omnibus 15:00 FRI (b04jmd8g)

I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue 07:30 MON (b04p7yg7)

I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue 22:00 MON (b04p7yg7)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 08:30 WED (b00s09rq)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 12:30 WED (b00s09rq)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 19:30 WED (b00s09rq)

Ian McEwan - Atonement 21:00 MON (b00766mr)

Ian McEwan - Atonement 21:00 TUE (b00766n8)

Ian McEwan - Atonement 21:00 WED (b00766nv)

Ian McEwan - Atonement 21:00 THU (b00766pd)

Ian McEwan - Atonement 21:00 FRI (b00766pv)

In and Out of the Kitchen 07:30 WED (b01qw8m7)

In and Out of the Kitchen 22:00 WED (b01qw8m7)

Inquest: Day One to Five (Omnibus) 12:00 SAT (b04ph81c)

Inquest: Day One to Five (Omnibus) 02:00 SUN (b04ph81c)

It Sticks Out Half A Mile 08:00 THU (b007jps8)

It Sticks Out Half A Mile 12:00 THU (b007jps8)

It Sticks Out Half A Mile 19:00 THU (b007jps8)

Jest a Minute 01:00 SAT (b013f0vy)

John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme 07:30 THU (b04pc2zs)

John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme 22:00 THU (b04pc2zs)

John Fletcher - Contraband 06:00 SAT (b04pl6n0)

John Fletcher - Contraband 16:00 SAT (b04pl6n0)

John Fletcher - Contraband 04:00 SUN (b04pl6n0)

John Mortimer - Rumpole of the Bailey 13:15 SAT (b007jz6m)

John Mortimer - Rumpole of the Bailey 03:15 SUN (b007jz6m)

Ladies of Letters 00:30 SAT (b01mhqbq)

Ladies of Letters 06:00 SUN (b01ml24w)

Ladies of Letters 12:00 SUN (b01ml24w)

Leading From the Front 06:30 MON (b0076qp7)

Leading From the Front 13:30 MON (b0076qp7)

Leading From the Front 20:30 MON (b0076qp7)

Leading From the Front 02:30 TUE (b0076qp7)

Lee and Herring's Fist of Fun 14:00 SAT (b007k1qh)

Life in London 17:00 WED (b011dg1t)

Life in London 05:00 THU (b011dg1t)

Life, Death and Sex with Mike and Sue 07:00 MON (b0075nmn)

Life, Death and Sex with Mike and Sue 17:30 MON (b0075nmn)

Life, Death and Sex with Mike and Sue 05:30 TUE (b0075nmn)

Listen to Les 08:30 THU (b007wlfp)

Listen to Les 12:30 THU (b007wlfp)

Listen to Les 19:30 THU (b007wlfp)

Loose Ends 11:15 MON (b04pr0xr)

Loose Ends 21:15 MON (b04pr0xr)

Loose Ends 04:15 TUE (b04pr0xr)

Louisa May Alcott - Little Women 09:00 SUN (b007jqpn)

Louisa May Alcott - Little Women 17:00 SUN (b007jqpn)

Louisa May Alcott - Little Women 05:00 MON (b007jqpn)

Margaret Atwood - Curious Pursuits 14:45 MON (b0076rqs)

Margaret Atwood - Curious Pursuits 00:45 TUE (b0076rqs)

Margaret Atwood - Curious Pursuits 14:45 TUE (b0076rr5)

Margaret Atwood - Curious Pursuits 00:45 WED (b0076rr5)

Margaret Atwood - Curious Pursuits 14:45 WED (b0076rrp)

Margaret Atwood - Curious Pursuits 00:45 THU (b0076rrp)

Margaret Atwood - Curious Pursuits 14:45 THU (b0076rs9)

Margaret Atwood - Curious Pursuits 00:45 FRI (b0076rs9)

Margaret Atwood - Curious Pursuits 14:45 FRI (b0076rsr)

Mark Watson's Live Address to the Nation 22:00 SAT (b0174hvv)

Marriage Lines 08:00 MON (b04phhxq)

Marriage Lines 12:00 MON (b04phhxq)

Marriage Lines 19:00 MON (b04phhxq)

Meet the Huggetts 08:00 SUN (b00ns2m9)

Meet the Huggetts 15:00 SUN (b00ns2m9)

Meet the Huggetts 20:00 SUN (b00ns2m9)

Meet the Huggetts 02:00 MON (b00ns2m9)

Mel's Mix: The Best of The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 SUN (b04pl8ls)

Mrs Bradley - Speedy Death 13:30 SUN (b0093zq1)

Mrs Bradley - Speedy Death 03:30 MON (b0093zq1)

My Life in Five Books 01:30 SAT (b00tmhq4)

My Life in Five Books 18:30 FRI (b00tq0ws)

My Teenage Diary 22:30 THU (b014qnwq)

No Commitments 17:00 THU (b00sbs1y)

No Commitments 05:00 FRI (b00sbs1y)

No Tomatoes 23:45 SAT (b0081b7p)

Off the Page 18:30 WED (b0076g7d)

Off the Page 01:30 THU (b0076g7d)

Original Shorts 04:00 SAT (b00vhhgj)

Original Shorts 11:00 MON (b00vhg8x)

Original Shorts 04:00 TUE (b00vhg8x)

Party 22:30 FRI (b01n6rsf)

Paul O'Grady Stands Up for Liverpool 09:00 SAT (b01n1102)

Paul O'Grady Stands Up for Liverpool 19:00 SAT (b01n1102)

Paul Temple 02:00 SAT (b007t1qp)

Paul Temple 06:00 MON (b007t1r7)

Paul Temple 13:00 MON (b007t1r7)

Paul Temple 20:00 MON (b007t1r7)

Paul Temple 02:00 TUE (b007t1r7)

Paul Temple 06:00 TUE (b007t1sf)

Paul Temple 13:00 TUE (b007t1sf)

Paul Temple 20:00 TUE (b007t1sf)

Paul Temple 02:00 WED (b007t1sf)

Paul Temple 06:00 WED (b007rwkt)

Paul Temple 13:00 WED (b007rwkt)

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Peter Bogdanovich's Saturday Morning Pictures 06:30 WED (b007zzjx)

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Planet B 18:30 SAT (b00y90wz)

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Please Look After This Bear 06:30 FRI (b0091tm8)

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Quando, Quando, Quando 23:45 MON (b0081rfw)

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RK Narayan Stories 10:45 SUN (b01dbqjv)

RK Narayan Stories 21:45 SUN (b01dbqjv)

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Ray Bradbury's Tales of the Bizarre 18:00 SUN (b007jpy0)

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Rent 09:30 FRI (b04phhy0)

Robert Holmes - Aliens in the Mind 18:30 SUN (b007jltw)

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Roger Deakin - Wildwood: A Journey Through Trees 07:15 SUN (b00j26h2)

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Safety Catch 09:30 WED (b00fkyrd)

Second Thoughts 17:00 MON (b00kt92h)

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Short stories by DH Lawrence 00:45 SAT (b007k22t)

Spangles 'n' Tights 05:30 SAT (b04pcw9j)

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Steven Appleby's Normal Life 23:30 SAT (b00swl5g)

Stop Messing About! 08:30 SUN (b00qtndn)

Stop Messing About! 15:30 SUN (b00qtndn)

Stop Messing About! 20:30 SUN (b00qtndn)

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The Castle 09:30 MON (b01jjtn3)

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The Enchanting World of Hinge and Bracket 17:00 TUE (b04phln5)

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The Harpoon 14:30 SAT (b00g31qh)

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The House I Grew Up In 07:30 SAT (b00d0sj4)

The Maltby Collection 23:00 SUN (b00xn9fp)

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The Mel and Sue Thing 23:00 TUE (b0076b72)

The Men from the Ministry 08:30 FRI (b007jm8g)

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The News Quiz Extra 23:00 MON (b04pj1xl)

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The Personality Test 09:00 MON (b00mvs9s)

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The Remains of Foley and McColl 23:30 SUN (b007m4dx)

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William Trevor Short Stories 11:00 FRI (b007jtxy)