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SATURDAY 07 FEBRUARY 2015

SAT 00:00 When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit (b00yb61d)
Episode 5

Unable to get published in Zurich, Papa travels to Paris. Judith Kerr's semi-autobiographical story. Read by Rosemary Leach.


SAT 00:15 Cosmic Quest (b00bvscm)
The Imperfect Cosmos

Astronomer Heather Couper looks at Tycho Brahe's realisation that the heavens change - that a planet's orbit could be predicted.


SAT 00:30 Moya O'Shea - The Chocolate Lovers' Club (b00w6f7p)
Episode 5

A huge cake box sits on the table, as the mysterious Mrs Drexl tells a tale which surprisingly concerns them all - as she explains how she came to be invited to join the club...

At the Muchly Bottom village chocolate lovers' club five women take turns in creating a chocolate delight and tell a chocolate-related tale while eating it.

Conclusion of Moya O'Shea’s delicious five-part drama.

Mrs Drexl - Sylvia Sims
Clementine - Paula Wilcox
Rosie - Helena Breck
Sarah - Eleanor Bron
Charlotte - Carolyn Pickles
Hot Shot - Carl Prekopp
Luke - Peter Darney

Director: Tracey Neale

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.


SAT 00:45 Book of the Week (b00r93vz)
Chopin: Prince of the Romantics

Episode 5

Adam Zamoyski's biography of the brief but eventful life of the great Romantic composer Frederic Chopin, from Polish child prodigy to Paris dandy, his turbulent relationship with George Sand and his early death, penniless in Paris.

As Paris is shaken by revolution, Chopin seeks refuge in Scotland, where he is forced to fend off the attentions of several well-meaning 'Scottish Ladies'. Returning to Paris, his health deteriorates rapidly and, relying on the benevolence and support of his friends, he retreats to his apartment, where he begins to make plans for his own sumptuous funeral.

Abridged by Doreen Estall.


SAT 01:00 Jest a Minute (b017ptbk)
Series 2

Episode 5

Rhod Gilbert's comedy quiz from the Glee Club in Cardiff.

With Greg Davies, Eggsy, Lloyd Langford and Chris Corcoran.

Producers: Paul Forde and Gareth Gwynn.

First broadcast on BBC Radio Wales in 2009.


SAT 01:30 My Life in Five Books (b0120w1q)
Series 2

Dr Tony Pollard

Dr Tony Pollard is a renowned archaeologist, academic and writer. He's presented television programmes and used his skills to help find a mass war grave.

Talking to Stuart Cosgrove he explains how the book Ring of Bright Water by Gavin Maxwell directly led to his father up-routing the family and moving them to the west coast of Scotland.

Tony five books are:

The Washing of The Spears by Donald R Morris.

An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce.

Dilys Powell's memoir The Villa Ariadne.

Le Grand Meulnes by Alain Fournier.

Produced by Mike Walker.

First broadcast on Radio Scotland in 2011.


SAT 02:00 Wimsey (b007k440)
Strong Poison

Turkish Delight

Can Lord Peter Wimsey finally clear Harriet Vane's name and persuade her to take his? Stars Ian Carmichael and Peter Jones.


SAT 02:30 Why Do We Sing? (b00c5j0l)
Gareth Malone explores how man developed the vocal capability to sing. He investigates how singing as we know it today began hundreds of millions of years ago and how prehistoric man used a type of vocal communication which could be called the precursor of singing. He finds out how this changed and developed as man evolved and explores what this tells us about human communication and how our relationship with song has grown out of moments in early history.


SAT 03:00 Jill Paton Walsh - The Wyndham Case (b007jsrd)
The locked library of St Agatha's College in Cambridge houses an invaluable collection of 17th-century volumes. It also contains one dead student. A tragic accident - or is there some more mysterious and deadly circumstance surrounding the death of model student Philip Skellow?

If anyone can find out, it’s college nurse and amateur sleuth, Imogen Quy, and her policeman friend, Mike.

Imogen Quy …. Carolyn Pickles
Mike Parsons …. Richard Derrington
Sir William …. Jeffery Dench
Lady Buckmoat …. Marlene Sidaway
Fran Bullion …. Tracey Wyles
Mountnessing …. Charles Collingwood
Mrs. Skellow …. Gillian Goodman
Lord Goldhooper …. Ian Brooker
Nick …. Tom George
Emily and Tracy …. Claire Corbett
Catherine and Felicity …. Jasmine Hyde
Jack …. Thomas Arnold
Phillip Skellow …. Alex Trinder
Roger …. Martyn Read

Written by Jill Paton Walsh and dramatised by Neville Teller.

Directed in Birmingham by Peter Lesley Wild

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.


SAT 04:00 Alison Moore - The Pre-War House and Other Stories (b03w46lf)
Static

Over the last 40 years, Wilfred has never wanted anyone but Dorothy. But he's never been a great romantic.

Ruth Gemmell reads a selection of stories from Alison Moore's atmospheric, and sometimes dark, debut collection.

Alison Moore was born in Manchester in 1971. Her stories have been published in various magazines and anthologies including Best British Short Stories 2011. She has been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize and the Manchester Fiction Prize, and won first prize in the novella category of The New Writer Prose and Poetry Prizes. Her first novel, The Lighthouse, was shortlisted for The Man Booker Prize 2012.

Abridged and produced by Jeremy Osborne
A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4 Extra.


SAT 04:15 Peter Tinniswood (b036y49b)
The Sitter

Bulldog is 82. While his wife goes out for a tootle in the SS Jaguar, he is visited by a sitter with tired, lank hair and woebegone eyes.

But before the war Bulldog was an aviator who skimmed the Andes and who flew the mail from Singapore to Casablanca and who loved dusky beauties the world over.

Maurice Denham and Liz Goulding star in Peter Tinniswood's drama.

Bulldog ... Maurice Denham
The Sitter ... Liz Goulding

Director: Shaun MacLoughlin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1990.


SAT 05:00 King Street Junior Revisited (b00l2jgz)
Series 4

To the Barricades

Miss Featherstone gets arrested. Is she the right sort of person to teach children?

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

Stars Brigitte Forsythe as Mrs Eastwood, Marlene Sidaway as Miss Lewis, Michael Cochrane as Mr Maxwell, Teresa Gallagher as Miss Featherstone, Jacqueline Beatty as Miss Reid, Janice Acquah as Mrs Khan, Paul Copley as Mr Long, Hugh Dickson as the Chairman, Helen Longworth as Mrs Smithers and Ben Crowe as Mr Allen.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2005.


SAT 05:30 Little Blighty on the Down (b0081l6c)
Series 3

Episode 5

Leader Mrs Roberts experiences the poor state of local trains first-hand. Political satire with Jo Kendall. From August 1990.


SAT 06:00 Noel Coward - The Vortex (b00d06t9)
The notorious 1924 drama lifting the lid on the lives of the country house set. Stars Elizabeth Sellars and Martin Jarvis.


SAT 07:30 Freedom Pass (b00sdqhw)
Episode 1

Eligible for free local buses, sexagenarians Alan Coren and Christopher Matthew jump on board for an adventure. From October 2003.


SAT 08:00 Archive on 4 (b0381jzt)
Ivor Cutler at 90

The deceptively quiet wordsmith was born in 1923 near the Rangers ground at Ibrox Park.

"I have a harmonium and it's going to explode in two minutes", were the opening words spoken on the Andy Kershaw Show in 1980 by a gentle voiced Scotsman called Ivor Cutler.

Championed by everyone from the Beatles to Billy Connolly, Ivor Cutler was a poet, humourist and absurdist whose appearances on BBC radio and television span over 5 decades. As well as producing a vast body of records, books and plays, Ivor was a notable eccentric, often seen cycling around London in plus fours, handing out homemade stickers and badges to strangers.

To mark what would have been Ivor's 90th birthday, BBC Radio 4 held a 'party', to celebrate his life and BBC archive in particular. Except a full house, with performers, fans, collaborators and even his long-term partner, Phyllis King, introducing their favourite poems, songs and memories of Ivor. Weirdness from the archives, pleasure for fans, and a singular introduction to those encountering him for the very first time.

Highlights include Bramwell and King re-enacting a morse code performance of "The Little Black Buzzer".

Presenter: David Bramwell is a writer, musician and, recently, presenter of Sony Award winning "The Haunted Moustache". He is the founder of the "Catalyst Club"; a place for enthusiasts to speak on any subject close to their heart. Ivor Cutler is a subject close to his, having kept correspondence with him in the 1980's.

Producer: Sara Jane Hall.


SAT 09:00 Side By Side By Sherrin (b051vy3z)
Emma Freud celebrates the life and career of Ned Sherrin

Featuring extracts from Tonight, That Was the Week That Was, Loose Ends, Desert Island Discs and a memorable feature about Diary of a Nobody.

Plus new interviews with those who knew him well: theatre critic Michael Coveney, friend and writing collaborator Alistair Beaton, comedian and Loose Ender Arthur Smith and, in a rare interview, actress and singer Millicent Martin.

Qualifying as a barrister, Ned was immediately diverted into the fledgling TV industry. As producer and director he cut his teeth first with ITV and then on Tonight, but it was creating and producing BBC TV's satirical That Was the Week That Was that earned him his reputation.

He proposed a programme that would be: "aware, pointed, irreverent, fundamentally serious, intelligently witty, outspoken in the proper sense of the word, and would provide an opportunity for saying things worth saying and not usually said on television."

Fronted by David Frost it became the must-see event of the week, soon attracting audiences of over 12 million.

But it was the week the laughter stopped that brought TW3 to a global audience. The programme transmitted the day after President John F Kennedy's assassination was a sober, immediate and poignant expression of the nation's mood. The recording was flown overnight to the USA and shown there. It made such an impact that a transcript was admitted into Congressional records.

After that, Ned Sherrin's talent took him into film production, performing on the stage and TV and theatrical writing and directing, but it was radio he loved the most.

Producer: Chris Paling

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by Pier Productions.


SAT 12:00 The Ice Wife (Omnibus) (b051w6kc)
Filmmaker Jen travels to the Antarctic to be one of the skeleton team that keeps the British base running over winter.

It would be easier to get off Mars than out of there once the ship's sailed and tensions are already running high among the over-winterers. Jen has to work out why.

Omnibus written by by Beatrice Colin.

Jen ..... Claire Rushbrook
Tallis ..... Steven Cree
Kate ..... Pippa Bennett-Warner
Chris ..... Ian Conningham
Bob ..... Sam Dale

First broadcast in five parts on BBC Radio 4 in February 2015


SAT 13:15 Dickens Confidential (b01kkyfh)
Series 1

Foundry

Charles Dickens's editorial conscience is challenged when his newspaper investigates a child's death. Stars Jamie Glover.


SAT 14:00 The Michael Bentine Show (b007js4v)
From 22/01/1984

Michael Bentine stars as the great Tibetan mystic U Tug, members of the British Bath Craftsman's Guild, the Toastmaster, the entire United Nations and occasionally himself.

The ultimate one man show written and performed by the host. Listen in and you’ll believe that telephone boxes can fly.

Producer: Jamie Rix

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in January 1984.


SAT 14:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00srqfn)
Series 4

Episode 1

The explosive Flying Wombat - and insulted Italians. Series 4 kick off with more sketches and songs.

Restored from BBC Transcription Service tapes - originally edited for sale abroad.

Starring John Cleese, Bill Oddie, Tim Brooke-Taylor, David Hatch and Jo Kendall.

Scripted by John Cleese, Bill Oddie, Clive James, David Hatch, Eric Idle and Graeme Garden.

With music from Dave Lee and his band.

Produced by Humphrey Barclay

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in October 1966.


SAT 15:00 Archive on 4 (b0381jzt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SAT 16:00 Noel Coward - The Vortex (b00d06t9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 Gloomsbury (b01n1vlc)
Series 1

Desperately Seeking Peace and Quiet

A stellar cast of Miriam Margolyes, Alison Steadman, Nigel Planer, Morwenna Banks, Jonathan Coy and John Sessions breathes life into the colourfully chaotic characters of Gloomsbury, a riotous new comedy about the Bloomsbury Group.

The six-part series from the pen of Sue Limb is an affectionate send up of the infamous literary group whose arty and adulterous adventures dominated the cultural scene in the early 20th century.

In Episode Two, the novelist Ginny Fox is visiting her friends Vera Sackcloth-Vest and Henry Mickleton, who live in a modest unassuming little castle in Kent.

Ginny has writer's block, so Vera tries desperately to provide peace and quiet, gagging the blackbirds and cloaking the gravel paths in velvet. But their tranquil idyll is shattered by the explosive arrival of Venus Traduces, hell-bent on recapturing Vera's heart with a series of appalling musical serenades.

Ginny's tiresome husband Lionel has followed her incognito with a portfolio of herbal remedies, but Henry manages to detain him in the pantry whilst Ginny and Vera dive under the covers to devour a steamy new book, Lady Hattersley's Plover by the intriguing proletarian writer D.H. Lollipop. The chums emerge flushed and enthralled, convinced that they must meet D.H. Lollipop and experience his dangerous animal magnetism at first hand.

Cast:
Vera Sackcloth-Vest ..... Miriam Margolyes
Gosling, her Gardener ..... Nigel Planer
Henry Mickleton ..... Jonathan Coy
Venus Traduces ..... Morwenna Banks
Mrs Gosling, Housekeeper ..... Alison Steadman
Mrs Ginny Fox ..... Alison Steadman
Lionel Fox ..... Nigel Planer

Produced by Jamie Rix
A Little Brother Production for BBC Radio 4.


SAT 18:00 Bruce Bedford - The Gibson (b007js82)
Episode 2

After aspiring poet Saul Judd and his family win a competition, strange events happen.

Bruce Bedford's time-hopping supernatural thriller serial set in - and under - Bath.

Robert Glenister .... Saul Judd
Sharon Duce .... Elise Judd
Freddie Jones .... The Scribe
Kate Binchy .... The Scribe's Wife
Constance Chapman .... Haensel Sethria
John Telfer .... Prince Bladud
Trevor Cooper .... Rough Peasant
Sam Dastor .... Karim el Hatel
June Barrie .... The Chairwoman
Timothy West .... Selwyn Fist
Liz Goulding .... Rita

Original music composed by Thomas Johnson.
Music realised by Robin Lever.
Special effects: Dick Mills (Radiophonic Workshop)

Directed at BBC Bristol by Andy Jordan

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1992.


SAT 18:30 Paradise Lost in Cyberspace (b007jpdq)
Episode 2

Lucky old George Smith - it's not everyone who has their own compulsory euthanasia broadcast on national TV at the age of 69.

Colin Swash's dystopian comedy set in 22nd-century Britain, starring Stephen Moore as George Smith.

George ...... Stephen Moore
Doris ...... Patsy Byrne
O'Connell ...... Geoffrey McGivern
Andrea Sunbeam ...... Lorelei King

Other parts by Melanie Hudson, Christopher Douglas, Lewis MacLeod and Peter Serafinowicz.

Producer: Richard Wilson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1998.


SAT 19:00 Side By Side By Sherrin (b051vy3z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 Rhod Gilbert's Bulging Barrel of Laughs (b00v4x0d)
Episode 6

Welsh comic Rhod Gilbert introduces regulars Lloyd Langford and Greg Davies, plus Sarah Millican who takes a look at the last stage of Woman.

With live music from The Hoosiers.

Guest comedian: Jon Richardson.

Find out what aliens know about teeth; why young people are as annoying as a nude Elton John playing the vuvuzela; and what depths Rhod would sink to become a kung fu master.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in October 2010.


SAT 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b052l4pb)
The best in contemporary comedy. Arthur Smith chats again to Nick Mohammed.


SAT 23:00 Mark Steel's in Town (b00rykln)
Series 2

Wilmslow

Second series of the show where comedian Mark Steel visits some of our lesser known towns to discover what makes them distinctive.

In this second episode Mark Visits Wilmslow in Cheshire and gets to grips with Footballers Mansions, 3D eyelashes and the rhyming Wizard of Alderley Edge. From April 2010.

Written and performed by Mark Steel

Producer Julia Mckenzie.


SAT 23:30 The Jason Byrne Show (b00mlxk9)
Series 1

Relationships

Exploring a fresh theme each week, the Irish comedian hosts stand-up and sketches. With guest Ivan Brackenbury. From July 2008.



SUNDAY 08 FEBRUARY 2015

SUN 00:00 Bruce Bedford - The Gibson (b007js82)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 00:30 Paradise Lost in Cyberspace (b007jpdq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 Archive on 4 (b0381jzt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:00 The Ice Wife (Omnibus) (b051w6kc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 on Saturday]


SUN 03:15 Dickens Confidential (b01kkyfh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:15 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 Noel Coward - The Vortex (b00d06t9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 Gloomsbury (b01n1vlc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 Moya O'Shea - The Chocolate Lovers' Club (b00w8ljj)
Omnibus

At the Muchly Bottom village chocolate lovers' club five women take turns in creating a chocolate delight and tell a chocolate-related tale while eating it.

At the inaugural meeting, Sarah reveals how chocolate helped her make one of the biggest decisions of her life...

Moya O'Shea’s delicious five-part drama.

Mrs Drexl - Sylvia Sims
Clementine - Paula Wilcox
Rosie - Helena Breck
Sarah - Eleanor Bron
Charlotte - Carolyn Pickles
Hot Shot - Carl Prekopp
Luke - Peter Darney

Director: Tracey Neale

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.


SUN 07:15 Snapshots in the Dark (b0075qfz)
Julia Margaret Cameron: Portrait of Thomas Carlyle, 1867

Colin Ford discovers how Cameron changed portraiture forever, thanks to her life-size reproduction of the head. From December 1999.


SUN 07:30 Sketchorama (b01ks53l)
Series 1

Episode 4

Award-winning character comedian and doyen of sketch comedy Humphrey Ker presents the pick of the best live sketch groups currently performing on the UK comedy circuit in this brand new showcase - with character, improv, broken and musical sketch comedy.

Humphrey Ker is himself an established sketch performer, writer, actor and comedian who won the Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh festival in 2011. For five years he was part of the much-loved sketch trio The Penny Dreadfuls, with whom he wrote and performed in a string of Edinburgh festival smashes, two series on BBC7 and two plays for Radio 4.

The sketch groups featured in episode four of Sketchorama are:

How Do I Get Up There? Scotland's fastest rising sketch group heralding a new era for Scottish comedy. In 2010, the boys made the final of the "Take The Mic" competition at the Edinburgh Festival, and in 2011 enjoyed their Fringe debut show. They also progressed to the finals of the prestigious New Act of The Year competition at the Barbican in London.

The Ginge, The Geordie and The Geek. Since making their debut in 2009, this group featuring Graeme Rooney, Paul Charlton and Kevin O'Loughlin have established themselves as Fringe favourites and sold 10,000 tickets for their 2011 show.

Pappy's. A multi award winning sketch team consisting of comedians Ben Clark, Matthew Crosby and Tom Parry. Established in 2004, Pappy's are firm favourites on the UK live comedy circuit with their hyper-energetic, gag filled monster of a stage presence.

Producer: Gus Beattie
A Comedy Unit production for BBC Radio 4.


SUN 08:00 The Arthur Haynes Show (b0177539)
From 03/12/1962

Arthur in his famed role as a tramp - and a school summons from the headmaster.

Arthur Haynes stars in the sketch show series written by Johnny Speight.

With

Nicholas Parsons
Dorothy Dampier

Music by the Temperance Seven.

Part of a selection of surviving episodes.

Producer: Richard Dingley

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in December 1962.


SUN 08:30 Stop Messing About! (b00s9f4p)
Series 2

Episode 12

Snow White gets saucy - and cinema as never seen before.

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 June 1970.


SUN 09:00 Louisa May Alcott - Good Wives (b008fd9w)
Learning to Forget

The March family must face their greatest sorrow together. Starring Buffy Davis and Jemma Redgrave.


SUN 09:30 Rudyard Kipling - The Jungle Book (b00d05bj)
The Spring Running

Mowgli leads the attack, but realises he must soon make a decision. Stars Nisha K Nayar, Eartha Kitt and Freddie Jones.


SUN 10:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b051wkbq)
Oscar Winners

Rod Steiger

From Kris Kristofferson to Sarah Vaughn, Hollywood film star Rod Steiger shares his castaway choices with Sue Lawley. From July 1999.


SUN 10:45 Afternoon Reading (b0100gr0)
Backwards and in High Heels

Dressing Natalie

Stories of women quietly outperforming the men in their lives. Commissioned to mark 100 years since the birth of Ginger Rogers, who famously did everything that Fred Astaire did - only backwards and in high heels.

'Dressing Natalie' by Hannah McGill. A woman puts pen to paper and writes to her bank manager after an unforeseen spending spree. Read by Barbara Rafferty.

Writer and critic Hannah McGill is a former Artistic Director of the Edinburgh International Film Festival.


SUN 11:00 TED Radio Hour (b051wpjd)
Series 1

Why We Lie

A journey through fascinating ideas based on talks by riveting speakers on the TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) stage.

Guy Raz investigates if there is a deeper reason why we lie to others and to ourselves? With magician Eric Mead.


SUN 11:45 Roddy Doyle - Bullfighting (b01djpjk)
The Photograph

Middle age is taking its toll on Martin and his friends. But could a healthier diet really be the answer? Short stories by the Irish novelist, read by Simon Delaney.


SUN 12:00 Moya O'Shea - The Chocolate Lovers' Club (b00w8ljj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SUN 13:15 Snapshots in the Dark (b0075qfz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today]


SUN 13:30 JCW Brook - A Dream of Murder (b051wq0h)
Six years ago, Helen dreamt her first husband died - and now the dream has started again.

Paul.........................................................Nigel Anthony
Roger......................................................Sean Barrett
Helen.......................................................Sheila Grant
Andrew.................................................. Alan MacNaughton
Jean..........................................................Rosalind Shanks
Sue Harris............................................. Tammy Ustinov
Mr Bruce............................................ - Manning Wilson
Waitress................................................ Alison Draper
Barmaid................................................. Josie Kidd
Bus Driver............................................. Fred Bryant

Drama written by J C W Brook

Radiophonic Sound by Paddy Kingsland

Directed by Ian Cotterell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1979.


SUN 15:00 The Arthur Haynes Show (b0177539)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 15:30 Stop Messing About! (b00s9f4p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 16:00 Mel's Mix: The Best of The 4 O'Clock Show (b051wqys)
Tony Robinson, Just So Science and Fairies

Mel Giedroyc chooses the best of this week's shows, including Tony Robinson's favourite books for younger readers, How the Whale Got Its Throat in 'Just So Science', and fairies!


SUN 17:00 Louisa May Alcott - Good Wives (b008fd9w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SUN 17:30 Rudyard Kipling - The Jungle Book (b00d05bj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


SUN 18:00 The Man in Black (b017prn7)
Series 4

2. The Punt by Christina Balit

An ex-alcoholic is on the run from more than just his AA buddy.

Mark Gatiss as the sinister raconteur, The Man in Black, introduces Christina Balit's dark tale.

Jimmy ...... Ian Hogg
Derek ...... James Lailey
The Voice ...... Victoria Inez Hardy
Jak ...... Adjoa Andoh
Priest ...... Adam Billington

More horrifying tales from The Man in Black. You might meet him at a luggage carousel in an airport, or behind the desk at an employment agency or he might approach you in the corridor of a care home. Wherever you encounter him, he's eager to pass on his stories. Stories to unsettle and horrify. Stories to haunt you.

Director: Selina Ream

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra and first broadcast in December 2011.


SUN 18:30 Douglas Hill - The Blade of the Poisoner (b007jrng)
Tainted Blade

Jarral carries the marks which Prince Mephtik scratched on his chest with a tainted blade.

He will die without help...

Douglas Hill's sci-fi fantasy dramatised in four parts by Wally K Daly.

Starring Eric Allen as Jarral the man, James Holland as Jarral the boy, Elizabeth Bell as Archer, Ben Onwukwe as Carver, Susan Sheridan as Mandra and Hugh Dixon as Prince Mephtik.

Other parts by James Thomason, Auriol Smith, Nigel Carrington, Charles Millom and Neil Roberts as the Soldiers.

Special effects by Dick Mills.

Music by Peter Howells of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.

Producer: Peter Fozzard

First broadcast on BBC Radio 5 in 1991.


SUN 19:00 TED Radio Hour (b051wpjd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 19:45 Roddy Doyle - Bullfighting (b01djpjk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:45 today]


SUN 20:00 The Arthur Haynes Show (b0177539)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 20:30 Stop Messing About! (b00s9f4p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b051wkbq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


SUN 21:45 Afternoon Reading (b0100gr0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today]


SUN 22:00 Sketchorama (b01ks53l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 22:30 Elvenquest (b00w7f23)
Series 2

Episode 3

The Quest for the Sword of Asnagar continues.

Vidar and his team are outside the Citadel of Gondola which is being laid siege to by the amassed hordes of the evil Lord Darkness. But when they get searched on their way into the Citadel - there's been a lot of trouble with 'suicide fairies' - Sam comes across a love potion in Vidar's belongings and his mind unsurprisingly turns from defending the citadel to making his move on Penthiselea.

But the path of true love is never a steady one and Sam's plans for marital bliss soon fall apart when he discovers time with an amorous Penthiselea isn't all it's cracked up to be, and Vidar drinks the love potion by mistake.

Fantasy-based sitcom set in Lower Earth written by Anil Gupta and Richard Pinto.

Sam …. Stephen Mangan
Lord Darkness …. Alistair McGowan
The High Priestess of Gondola …. Christine Kavanagh
Dean/Kreech …. Kevin Eldon
Vidar …. Darren Boyd
Amis – The Chosen One …. Dave Lamb
Penthiselea …. Sophie Winkleman

Producer: Sam Michell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2010.


SUN 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b052l4r7)
The best in contemporary comedy. Arthur Smith chats again to Nick Mohammed.


SUN 23:00 Giles Wemmbley Hogg Goes Off (b01h78b6)
Series 3

Japan

Giles is working in Tokyo, grappling with stocks and shares (and the boss's wife). Stars Marcus Brigstocke. From February 2005.


SUN 23:30 Jon Ronson On (b00dkzm5)
Series 4

Anything for Love

Jon explores the silly things we sometimes do to prove our devotion to loved ones.

He visits the perimeter fence at Stonehenge, which he once almost jumped over in an attempt to curry favour with his girlfriend. He talks to comic writer Jane Bussman about the time she decided to drop her well-paid job in the media to seek out a man who worked in Africa for a charity. Her story has some remarkable twists, not least that he never materialised.



MONDAY 09 FEBRUARY 2015

MON 00:00 The Man in Black (b017prn7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 00:30 Douglas Hill - The Blade of the Poisoner (b007jrng)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b051wkbq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


MON 01:45 Afternoon Reading (b0100gr0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]


MON 02:00 The Arthur Haynes Show (b0177539)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:30 Stop Messing About! (b00s9f4p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 on Sunday]


MON 03:00 Sketchorama (b01ks53l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Sunday]


MON 03:30 JCW Brook - A Dream of Murder (b051wq0h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:30 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Louisa May Alcott - Good Wives (b008fd9w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 Rudyard Kipling - The Jungle Book (b00d05bj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 Ruth Rendell - The Keys to the Street (b01nbz23)
A Door Unlocked

Claudie Blakley reads Ruth Rendell's thriller.

Mary Jago's troubles begin when partner Alastair beats her up for making an anonymous donation of her bone marrow. She flees to house-sit a Georgian mansion in London's Regents Park, apparently safe at last but where she is lonely and her only company is the departing occupants' dog, a shih-tzu called Gushi.

Against her grandmother's advice Mary plans to meet the recipient of her bone marrow, a young man from a local housing estate called Leo Nash. Other characters include: Leslie Bean, a 70 year old dog-walker, who comes twice a day to take Gushi out along with five other dogs; Roman Ashton, who takes to the streets after his wife and children die in a devastating traffic accident; and Hob, a drug addict and part time hit man.

In this opening episode, Mary flees to the apparent tranquillity of Charlotte Cottage - an opulent house which belongs to friends of her grandmother. Once there, she writes a letter to the recipient of her bone marrow, Leo Nash, whom she wants to meet.

Meanwhile, in the park nearby, local drug addict Hob pays for his next hit by beating up a victim for his dealer.

Producer: Hilary Dunn

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by Loftus Audio.


MON 06:30 The Return of King Arthur (b009s95k)
4 Extra Debut. Bettany Hughes on how Edward Burne-Jones's last painting The Sleep of Arthur in Avalon returned briefly to the UK. From April 2008.


MON 07:00 The Stanley Baxter Playhouse (b00tq1vh)
Series 4

The Porter's Story

Written by Rona Munro.

In this first play in Series 4 of The Stanley Baxter Playhouse fellow Scots leading actors Gordon Kennedy, Stuart McQuarrie and Siobhan Redmond join Stanley in a comedy based on Shakespeare's Scottish play, where the porter becomes the hero and invites us to hear his version of the events that led up to the murder of King Duncan; and what just might have happened after it.

We will discover that it was all really Lady Macbeth's fault, for marrying Macbeth and spoiling the porter's long term plans to groom his coarse and unschooled master to be a suave, smooth operator with fine manners and a statesman like approach to politics. His plans are foiled in a series of mishaps which are hilarious and very cunning.

Cast:
Porter ..... Stanley Baxter
Macbeth ...... Gordon Kennedy
Lady Macbeth ...... Siobhan Redmond
Duncan/Nobleman ...... Stuart McQuarrie

Rona Munro is one of Scotland's most highly regarded playwrights, with award winning films [Ken Loach's Lady Bird Lady Bird] and television dramas [Rehab] and her Edinburgh International Festival success The Last Witch to her credit. She is passionate about history and comedy, and The Porter's Story celebrates both of these; a delightful tongue in cheek exposition of events from Scottish history which are still shrouded in mystery; Shakespeare certainly took liberties in his version.

Siobhan Redmond starred in the RSC production of a new play Dunsinane by David Greig, where she played Lady Macbeth. Gordon Kennedy will be known to many for his role as Little John in the BBC TV series Robin Hood.

Producer: Marilyn Imrie
A Catherine Bailey production for BBC Radio 4.


MON 07:30 The Unbelievable Truth (b050zy41)
Series 14

Episode 6

David Mitchell hosts the panel game in which four comedians are encouraged to tell lies and compete against one another to see how many items of truth they're able to smuggle past their opponents.

Arthur Smith, Sarah Millican, Sandi Toksvig and Graeme Garden are the panellists obliged to talk with deliberate inaccuracy on subjects as varied as fat, smells, shopping and gardens.

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

Produced by Jon Naismith
A Random Entertainment production for BBC Radio 4.


MON 08:00 Dad's Army (b007jlcs)
Series 1

The Enemy Within the Gates

As their new uniforms arrive, Captain Mainwaring's platoon try to capture Germans - for a cash reward.

The comic exploits of a Second World War Home Guard platoon in Walmington-on-Sea.

Adapted for radio from Jimmy Perry and David Croft's TV scripts by Harold Snoad and Michael Knowles.

Captain Mainwaring …. Arthur Lowe
Sergeant Wilson …. John Le Mesurier
Corporal Jones …. Clive Dunn
Private Walker …. James Beck
Private Godfrey …. Arnold Ridley
Private Pike …. Ian Lavender
Captain Winogrodzki …. Carl Jaffe,
Other parts …. David Sinclair
Announcer …. John Snagge

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1974.


MON 08:30 The Michael Bentine Show (b00jf6rv)
From 29/01/1984

From playing Doxon of Dick Green, to a troop of Beefeaters. The ultimate one-man show, written by the host. From January 1984.


MON 09:00 Quote... Unquote (b00qtsnp)
Nigel Rees chairs the popular quiz involving the exchange of quotations and anecdotes.

With Mary Beard, Marcel Theroux, Arthur Smith and Ariel Leve. The reader is Peter Jefferson.


MON 09:30 Mr Blue Sky (b0118lkk)
Series 1

My Valentine

The Easter family have a couple of unwanted guests, and Harvey is struggling to come up with a Valentine's idea for Jax. Stars Mark Benton. From May 2011.


MON 10:00 Choderlos de Laclos - Les Liaisons Dangereuses (b007jlpp)
Episode 1

August 1785: The jilted Marquise de Merteuil begins a game of seduction - and revenge...

Choderlos de Laclos's 1782 epistolary novel dramatised in two-parts by Christopher Hampton.

Stars Ciaran Hinds as Le Vicomte de Valmont, Lindsay Duncan as La Marquise de Merteuil, Emma Fielding as Mme de Tourvel, Adam Godley as Chevalier Danceny, Joanna David as Mme de Volanges, Alison Pettitt as Cecile Volanges, Elizabeth Spriggs as Mme de Rosemonde, Charles Simpson as Azolan and Sarah-Jane Holm as Emilie.

Narrator: John Moffatt

Music composed by Ilona Sekacz.

Director: Gordon House:

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in 1998.


MON 11:00 Anton Chekhov (b00qb9x3)
Stories by Anton Chekhov

An Incident

Two children, two pets, one stranger. Then a small domestic disaster. Alistair McGowan reads a tale from the Russian master.


MON 11:15 Loose Ends (b051j5tq)
Danny Wallace, Nick Park, Kayvan Novak, Tameka Empson, Susan Calman, Songhoy Blues, Justin Townes Earle

Clive Anderson is joined by Danny Wallace, Nick Park, Kayvan Novak, Tameka Empson and Susan Calman for an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy. With music from Songhoy Blues and Justin Townes Earle.

Producer: Sukey Firth.


MON 12:00 Dad's Army (b007jlcs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 The Michael Bentine Show (b00jf6rv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 Ruth Rendell - The Keys to the Street (b01nbz23)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 The Return of King Arthur (b009s95k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit (b00yb61g)
Episode 6

In order to be published, Anna's father transfers to Paris. Read by Rosemary Leach.

First published in 1971, Judith's semi-autobiographical story tells the story of nine year-old Jewish girl Anna and her family's attempt to escape from the Nazis - passing through Switzerland and France - before arriving in England in 1936.

Judith wrote it for her son to explain her own story of her family fleeing Nazi Germany. Her father was a drama critic and a distinguished writer whose books were burned by the Nazis.

Kerr found herself a fairly willing refugee, seeing her long travels as a great adventure. A view her parents went to great pains to confirm, often hiding their own personal and professional privations and struggles from their young children.

Abridged by Elizabeth Bradbury and produced by Peter Hutchings.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 5 in 1991.


MON 14:15 Cosmic Quest (b00byr2s)
Galileo - Seeing Is Believing

Astronomer Heather Couper looks at the impact of Galileo's idea to systematically record his telescope observations. From June 2008.


MON 14:30 Juliet Ace - Young Victoria (b00xgp36)
Clipped Wings

The reflections of the young Victoria as she turns sixteen...

Scripted by Juliet Ace, based on the letters and diaries of the young Queen Victoria, this portrait of her younger life and the happy years of her marriage, reveals some of the remarkable and long-lasting achievements of this extraordinary queen.

Starring Imogen Stubbs as Victoria.

Duchess of Kent ........ Anna Massey
Prince Albert ........ Adrian Lukis
Baroness Lehzen ........ Selina Cadell
Sir John Conroy ........ John Rowe.
Melbourne ........ Christopher Cazenove
WAG ........ Andrew Wincott
William IV ........ Terence Edmond
Prince of Wales Bertie ........ Thomas Arnold
Princess Vicky ........ Clare Corbett
Prince of Wales Bertie as a child ........ George Allonby

Producer: Cherry Cookson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.


MON 14:45 Richard Ingrams - The Life and Adventures of William Cobbett (b0076sfq)
Episode 1

The rise of a one-man force of the early 1800s. Biography of the author, political reformer and ardent agriculturalist. With Stephen Critchlow.


MON 15:00 Choderlos de Laclos - Les Liaisons Dangereuses (b007jlpp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b05200rm)
Star Wars, Piranhas and Leopards

Mel Giedroyc hears how the sound of the light sabre was created, meets a man who has fished for piranhas and introduces the first episode of RJ Palacio's book, Wonder.


MON 17:00 Second Thoughts (b00ljz6c)
Series 4

Old Problem

Bill is on the receiving end of a birthday surprise he doesn't want.

Meanwhile Dennis's attempts to capture the glamorous Liza backfire.

Sitcom about the battles of married life for ex-divorcees Bill and Faith, 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, Julia Sawalha as Hannah, Mark Denham as Joe, Geoffrey Whitehead as Richard, Brian Bowles as Dennis and Peter Gunn as Chris.

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 July 1992.


MON 17:30 The Stanley Baxter Playhouse (b00tq1vh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 18:00 Quote... Unquote (b00qtsnp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 18:30 A Good Read (b0075jdb)
Shirley Hughes and Ken Smith

Sarah LeFanu and her guests, popular children's writer and illustrator Shirley Hughes and award-winning poet Ken Smith, discuss their favourite paperbacks. From 1999.

Clayhanger - Arnold Bennett
Publisher: Penguin 20th Century Classics

Postcards - E. Annie Proulx
Publisher: Flamingo

A Very Long Engagement - Sebastien Japrisot
Publisher: Panther.


MON 19:00 Dad's Army (b007jlcs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 The Michael Bentine Show (b00jf6rv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 Ruth Rendell - The Keys to the Street (b01nbz23)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 The Return of King Arthur (b009s95k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 Anton Chekhov (b00qb9x3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:15 Loose Ends (b051j5tq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


MON 22:00 The Unbelievable Truth (b050zy41)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 Mr Blue Sky (b0118lkk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


MON 23:00 The Now Show (b0512ln6)
Series 45

Episode 5

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches featuring Mitch Benn, Pippa Evans, Jon Holmes and Aditi Mittal.


MON 23:30 Listen Against (b00fgt0r)
Series 2

Episode 1

An Archers convention, a live pitbull on Radio 4's Today programme and a Popmaster crisis for Radio 2.

The show that prises the back off your radio, fiddles around with the programmes inside and then puts it all back together the wrong way round.

Written by and starring Jon Holmes,

With Alice Arnold.

Producer: Sam Bryant

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2008.



TUESDAY 10 FEBRUARY 2015

TUE 00:00 When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit (b00yb61g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:15 Cosmic Quest (b00byr2s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 Juliet Ace - Young Victoria (b00xgp36)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Monday]


TUE 00:45 Richard Ingrams - The Life and Adventures of William Cobbett (b0076sfq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 Quote... Unquote (b00qtsnp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 A Good Read (b0075jdb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 Ruth Rendell - The Keys to the Street (b01nbz23)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 The Return of King Arthur (b009s95k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 Choderlos de Laclos - Les Liaisons Dangereuses (b007jlpp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 Anton Chekhov (b00qb9x3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:15 Loose Ends (b051j5tq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 Second Thoughts (b00ljz6c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 The Stanley Baxter Playhouse (b00tq1vh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 Ruth Rendell - The Keys to the Street (b01ncgrj)
Bone of My Bone

Mary Jago meets the recipient of her bone marrow donation and a mutilated body is discovered. Read by Claudie Blakley.


TUE 06:30 The Strange Parallel World of Christian Pop (b008x9my)
With the help of some of the original musicians, Paul Bayley tells the story of a neglected musical genre. From February 2008.


TUE 07:00 Nineteen Ninety-Eight (b01blmhz)
Episode 1

Can Edward keep his girlfriend and avoid explosions? Orwellian sitcom with David Threlfall and Hugh Laurie. From March 1987.


TUE 07:30 I've Never Seen Star Wars (b05108h0)
Series 6

Dame Kelly Holmes

Dame Kelly Holmes, a self-confessed chocoholic, tries her first deep fried Mars bar, but will she try the chocolate covered scorpion?

And to conquer her fear of drowning, she tries hypnotherapy.

Marcus Brigstocke persuades his guests to try new experiences: things they really ought to have done by now.

Some experiences are loved, some are loathed, in this show all about embracing the new.

Producer: Bill Dare

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2015.


TUE 08:00 Yes Minister (b007jlgh)
Series 1

Jobs for the Boys

As Sir Humphrey warns on Public-Private Partnership, MP Jim Hacker learns it takes two to Quango.

Starring Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne and Derek Fowlds.

Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn satirical sitcom ran on BBC TV between 1980 and 1984. Yes Minister is centred around the hapless Jim Hacker and a collection of civil service underlings headed by the Machiavellian Sir Humphrey Appleby and obsequious Bernard.

Jim Hacker ...... Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey Appleby ...... Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard ...... Derek Fowlds
Frank Weisel ...... Bill Nighy
Sir Desmond ...... Richard Vernon
Joe Morgan ...... Richard Davies
George ...... Arthur Cox
Conway ...... Kerry Francis
Himself ...... Gordon Clough

Adapted for radio by producer Pete Atkin.

First broadcast on Radio 4 in November 1983.


TUE 08:30 The Ken Dodd Show (b05208kr)
From 31/05/1964

Doddy visits the Diddy Shop, Digme-in-the-Ribs and introduces the world's worst tax evader.

Starring Ken Dodd.

With Judith Chalmers, Patricia Hayes, Duncan Macrae, Peter Hudson, Wallas Eaton and The Barry Sisters.

BBC Revue Orchestra, conducted by Malcolm Lockyer

Script by Ken Dodd and Eddie Braben.

Producer: Bill Worsley

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in May 1964.


TUE 09:00 The Now Show (b0512ln6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:30 Bristow (b007vgv7)
Series 3

Chapter and Verse

As the Chester-Perry clerk writes for the house journal, he learns the meaning of poetic justice.

Michael Williams stars as Bristow.

Frank Dickens' sitcom is based on his famous long-running newspaper cartoon strip about the Chester-Perry buying clerk.

Bristow ...... Michael Williams
Jones ...... Rodney Bewes
Mrs Purdy ...... Dora Bryan
Hewitt ...... Owen Brenman
Miss Sunman ...... Katy Odey
Fudge ...... Jon Glover
Postboy ...... Simon Schatzberger
Hickford ...... Roger Lloyd Pack
Liftboy ...... Ian Kelland

Music: John Whitehall

Producer: Neil Cargill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2000.


TUE 10:00 Choderlos de Laclos - Les Liaisons Dangereuses (b007jptt)
Episode 2

Can Vicomte Valmont and the Marquise de Marteuil win their game of seduction and revenge?

Choderlos de Laclos's 1782 epistolary novel dramatised in two-parts by Christopher Hampton.

Stars Ciaran Hinds as Le Vicomte de Valmont, Lindsay Duncan as La Marquise de Merteuil, Emma Fielding as Mme de Tourvel, John Moffatt as the Narrator, Adam Godley as Chevalier Danceny, Joanna David as Mme de Volanges, Alison Pettitt as Cecile Volanges, Elizabeth Spriggs as Mme de Rosemonde, Charles Simpson as Azolan and Sarah-Jane Holm as Emilie.

Narrator: John Moffatt

Music composed by Ilona Sekacz.

Director: Gordon House:

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in 1998.


TUE 11:00 Anton Chekhov (b00qb9x9)
Stories by Anton Chekhov

A Play

She insists on showing him her terrible work. He takes drastic action. Alistair McGowan reads a tale from the Russian master.


TUE 11:15 Drama (b00s3hrm)
Justin Hopper - The Weighing Room

By Justin Hopper.

Noel is a jump jockey anxious to get his career back on track after a spell on the sidelines. Just what does it take to survive in the demanding and dangerous world of National Hunt racing?

Directed by Toby Swift.


TUE 12:00 Yes Minister (b007jlgh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 The Ken Dodd Show (b05208kr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 Ruth Rendell - The Keys to the Street (b01ncgrj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 The Strange Parallel World of Christian Pop (b008x9my)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit (b00yc1rb)
Episode 7

Having fled Germany, Anna and her family settle in Paris. Judith Kerr's semi-autobiographical story. Read by Rosemary Leach.


TUE 14:15 Cosmic Quest (b00byr2d)
Newton - A Matter of Some Gravity

Astronomer Heather Couper looks at how Isaac Newton's mathematical brilliance put the laws of physics on a firm foundation. From June 2008.


TUE 14:30 Juliet Ace - Young Victoria (b00xhck1)
Looking for Love

Talk turns to a suitor for the young princess. Based on letters and diaries portraying the Queen's life. Stars Imogen Stubbs.


TUE 14:45 Richard Ingrams - The Life and Adventures of William Cobbett (b0076sg7)
Episode 2

Political activism lands William in prison, where his main worries are lack of exercise and bad food. With Oliver Ford Davies.


TUE 15:00 Choderlos de Laclos - Les Liaisons Dangereuses (b007jptt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b0520b6n)
Hugh Dennis, Chinese New Year and Packed Lunches

Mel Giedroyc celebrates the humble packed lunch and remembers the London Olympics with Hugh Dennis. Plus there's the next part of current story Wonder, by RJ Palacio.


TUE 17:00 Ring Around the Bath (b00tzw38)
Series 2

The Birds and the Bees

If Stella can't move to the country, then the country must move to Stella.

Series 2 of Lucy Clare and Ian Davidson's sitcom about topsy-turvy family life.

Stars Duncan Preston as Patrick, Penny Downie as Stella, Claudie Blakley as Alison, Bruce MacKinnon as Rick, Catherine Shepherd as Xanthe and Daniela Denby-Ashe as Egg.

Producer: Elizabeth Freestone

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2004.


TUE 17:30 Nineteen Ninety-Eight (b01blmhz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 18:00 The Now Show (b0512ln6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 18:30 How Tickled Am I? (b007jpy4)
Series 2

Ted Ray

Mark Radcliffe traces the career of the fiddler who became one of the most successful comedians of the 1950s and 60s – Ted Ray.

Series exploring the tradition of influential northern comedians.

Producer Libby Cross

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2000.


TUE 19:00 Yes Minister (b007jlgh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 The Ken Dodd Show (b05208kr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 Ruth Rendell - The Keys to the Street (b01ncgrj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 The Strange Parallel World of Christian Pop (b008x9my)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 Anton Chekhov (b00qb9x9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 21:15 Drama (b00s3hrm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


TUE 22:00 I've Never Seen Star Wars (b05108h0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 Radio 2's Comedy Showcase (b00sb946)
Tim Minchin - Strings

Another chance to hear Tim Minchin play Jonny, lead singer of rock band Perspex, in the comedy he wrote for Radio 2.

Blasting onto the music scene with their hit single Shag With The Stereo On, Perspex are on the cusp of becoming famous. A garrulous Glaswegian A&R man will make sure of that. But Jonny is fighting against a feeling of being unfulfilled.

A chance encounter with Verity, the beautiful lead singer of Christian pop band, In-X-Chelseas, ignites Jonny's interest. Worlds apart but undeniably drawn to each other, will their connection lead Jonny to redemption, or supply him with the suffering he craves to create great rock.

Strings contains original songs written by Tim Minchin and performed by Perspex. It also stars Peter Serafinowicz, Will Adamsdale, Rosalie Craig, Emily Watson Howes, Dan Antopolski, Lizzie Roper and Lewis McLeod.

Strings was part of Radio 2's ongoing Comedy Showcase series, which has featured a diverse array of talent including Mathew Horne and Richard Wilson.


TUE 23:00 Delve Special (b007jm3s)
Series 2

The Archibald Gallery Robbery

Reporter David Lander reopens the investigation into 1983's Archibald Gallery robbery.

Kevin Watts is the key suspect, but was he framed?

Presented by David Lander with assistance from Stephen Fry.

Studio production by Brenda Bleythn, Tony Robinson, Jack Klaff and Felicity Montague.

Dramatic reconstruction by Mark Arden, Stephen Frost, Phil Nice, Arthur Smith and Peter Acre.

Researched and compiled by Tony Sarchet.

Editor: Paul Mayhew-Archer

Delve Special ran for four series from 1984 to 1987 and later transferred to TV as: This is David Lander.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1985.


TUE 23:25 The Comedy Club Interviews (b053ppxv)
The best in contemporary comedy. Tonight Sara Pascoe chats to Liam Williams.


TUE 23:30 Rudy's Rare Records (b00xhh6w)
Series 3

"No Richie, No Cry"

Father and son comedy set in the finest old-school record shop in Birmingham.

Adam and his Dad, Rudy attempt to fill the gap left by Richie having gone to University with Salsa evening classes.

Adam ...... Lenny Henry
Rudy ...... Larrington Walker
Richie ...... Joe Jacobs
Tasha ...... Natasha Godfrey
Clifton ...... Jeffery Kissoon
Doreen ...... Claire Benedict

Written by Danny Robins
Produced by Lucy Armitage

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2011.



WEDNESDAY 11 FEBRUARY 2015

WED 00:00 When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit (b00yc1rb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:15 Cosmic Quest (b00byr2d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 Juliet Ace - Young Victoria (b00xhck1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Tuesday]


WED 00:45 Richard Ingrams - The Life and Adventures of William Cobbett (b0076sg7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 The Now Show (b0512ln6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


WED 01:30 How Tickled Am I? (b007jpy4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 Ruth Rendell - The Keys to the Street (b01ncgrj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 02:30 The Strange Parallel World of Christian Pop (b008x9my)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 Choderlos de Laclos - Les Liaisons Dangereuses (b007jptt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 Anton Chekhov (b00qb9x9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:15 Drama (b00s3hrm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 Ring Around the Bath (b00tzw38)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 Nineteen Ninety-Eight (b01blmhz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 Ruth Rendell - The Keys to the Street (b01nd474)
Love Hurts

Leo Nash's sudden departure upsets Mary. In the park, another homeless person is murdered. Read by Claudie Blakley.


WED 06:30 Fixing A Hole (b00b1nrb)
The life and times of the great British roadworks, and those who dig and despair of them.

Reporter Sara Parker travels from Cumbria to London via the M25 seeking those for whom a freshly-dug hole in the road is a wonder and a delight but a source of desperation for road users and dwellers.

Copenhagen Street is allegedly Britain's most dug-up thoroughfare. It's in North London, and is regularly the subject of the attentions of gas, electricity and cable TV folk who just love to trouble its tarmac. Reporter Sara Parker hails a taxi on Copenhagen Street, where its driver actually lives and feels the rock-and-roll ride across the patchwork quilt of the capital's roads with an expert's commentary in her ears. Meanwhile, in the depths of a Lake District winter, Sara goes out on call with the boys from the blackstuff as they try to keep the hilly roads from cracking in the frost and being washed away by torrents. She joins the men training to dig a decent hole at a hole-in-the-road training centre whose instructor in his spare time loves nothing more than ballroom-dancing the night away while Strictly come digging by day. And out on the M25, the cones are out in force to protect the workforce from the speeding traffic.

Produced by Simon Elmes.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2008.


WED 07:00 The Older Woman (b02w8xy7)
Series 1

Episode 5

Roy is temporarily distracted from his obsession with Jane by Dick's rapid descent into alcoholism - and the sudden appearance of Elsa's ex-husband.

However, a night of unbridled passion with Jane looks increasingly likely...

Tony Bagley's romantic comedy drama serial with a twist.

Starring Zoe Wanamaker as Miss Callaghan, Martin Clunes as Roy Hitchcock, Toyah Wilcox as Elsa, David Troughton as Mr Say, Nicky Henson as Chad, Geoff McGivern as Dick, David Holt as Chris, Linda Polan as Charlotte, Jonathan Adams as Eric, Philip Anthony as Martin, John Baddeley as Phil and Matthew Morgan as the Waiter.

Producer: Paul Schlesinger:

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1993.


WED 07:30 What Does the K Stand For? (b0510ftl)
Series 2

Sister Dearest

Guests not welcome.

Stephen K Amos's sitcom about growing up black, gay and funny in 1980s south London.

Written by Jonathan Harvey with Stephen K Amos.

Stephen K Amos … Stephen K Amos
Young Stephen … Shaquille Ali-Yebuah
Stephanie Amos … Fatou Sohna
Virginia Amos … Ellen Thomas
Vincent Amos … Don Gilet
Miss Bliss … Michelle Butterly
Jayson Jackson … Frankie Wilson
Jocelyn Jee Esien … Princess

Producer: Colin Anderson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2015.


WED 08:00 The Navy Lark (b00yk0n7)
Series 2

The Figurehead

Johnson must whittle for all he is worth when Pertwee enters the antiques market.

Starring Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as Number One, Richard Caldicot as Commander Povey, Ronnie Barker as AS Johnson, Heather Chasen as Heather, Michael Bates as Mr Popesgrove and Tenniel Evans as Goldstein.

The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series on BBC Radio between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman.

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in November 1959.


WED 08:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00stsd9)
Series 4

Episode 2

Scottish Music Night, and a rubbish bird impressionist.

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

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

Written by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Graeme Garden, Eric Idle and Peter & David Lund.

Originating from the Cambridge University Footlights revue 'Cambridge Circus', ISIRTA ran for 8 years on BBC Radio and quickly developed a cult following.

Music and songs by Dave Lee and Bill Oddie.

Producer: Humphrey Barclay
First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in October 1966.


WED 09:00 So Wrong It's Right (b00z5zy3)
Series 2

Episode 1

Charlie Brooker hosts the new comedy panel show celebrating one of Britain's favourite subjects - failure.

It's a game of competitive ineptitude, the aim of which is to come up with the wrongest answer to each question. In this episode, the guests joining him to try and out-wrong each other with their ideas and stories are comedians Mark Watson, Holly Walsh and Rufus Hound.

In this edition the panel's worst party experiences, iPhone apps and terrible boyband names all come under the 'wrong' spotlight - as well as the best ideas for the worst new TV soap. Will anyone beat Mark Watson's pitch - the eyeglass themed Opticians!

Rufus Hound also presents the comedy chat show My Teenage Diary for Radio 4 and is a team captain on the TV series Argumental. In 2010 he also won BBC1's Let's Dance for Sport Relief, with an unforgettable dancing impersonation of Cheryl Cole's Fight for This Love.

Holly Walsh is a comedy writer and performer with guest appearances on Radio 4's The Now Show and Act Your Age as well numerous guest appearances on TV shows including 8 Out of 10 Cats and Mock the Week.

Comedian Mark Watson is star of Radio 4's Mark Watson Makes the World Substantially Better and We Need Answers on BBC3 plus Never Mind the Buzzcocks and Comedy Rocks.

The host of So Wrong It's Right, Charlie Brooker, also presents BBC2's How TV Ruined Your Life, Channel 4's You Have Been Watching and 10 O'Clock Live - and writes for The Guardian. He won Columnist of the Year at the 2009 British Press Awards for his column, and Best Newcomer at the British Comedy Awards 2009.

Producer: Aled Evans
A Zeppotron Production for BBC Radio 4.


WED 09:30 Spread a Little Happiness (b00z1l6t)
Series 2

Ray, a Drop of Golden Sun

A gay divorcee gives Hope pause for thought. Debra Stevenson and Nicola Duffett star in John Godber and Jane Thornton's comedy set in a sandwich bar near Hull.

Written by John Godber and Jane Thornton

Hope ..... Debra Stevenson
Maria ..... Nicola Duffett
Dave ..... Neil Dudgeon
Mam ..... Anne Reid
Ray ..... Shaun Prendergast
Gavin ..... Ralph Brown
Jenny ..... Sarah Moyle
Anita ..... Sherry Baines
Carrie ..... Elizabeth Godber
Eve ..... Helen Longworth
Bob ..... Ben Crowe
Monty ..... Stephen Critchlow
Blinds man ..... James Weaver

Producer/Director: Chris Wallis
An Autolycus production for BBC Radio 4.


WED 10:00 John Buchan - The 39 Steps (b00lbnys)
1. The Milkman Sets Out on His Travels

A man is murdered in Richard Hannay's London flat.

So he goes on the run pursued by the police - and a gang of German spies intent on recovering a secret notebook which could destroy the British naval fleet...

David Robb and Tom Baker star in John Buchan's ever-popular spy-thriller.

First published in 1915 and dramatised in two parts by Bert Coules.

Hannay ...... David Robb
Bullivant ...... Tom Baker
Scudder ...... William Hope
Hawk ...... Struan Rodger
Charlotte ...... Tracy Wiles
Johnners ...... Phillip Joseph
Jopley ...... Thomas Arnold
Chairman ...... Gordon Reid
Crofter ...... Kenny Blyth

Producer: Bruce Young

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2001.


WED 11:00 Anton Chekhov (b00qb9zv)
Stories by Anton Chekhov

The Old House

The landlord shows one of his properties, but the memories are traumatic. Alistair McGowan reads the Russian master's tale.


WED 11:15 Alan Pollock - Philip and Sydney (b01lls1n)
In 'This Be The Verse', Philip Larkin famously bemoans the impact parents have on their children. In Philip and Sydney, playwright Alan Pollock uncovers some of the reasons why Larkin may have had such a profound sense of anguish.

In 1937, Philip Larkin's father took him on holiday to Germany. Sydney was Coventry's City Treasurer and had a keen interest in the Nazi regime.

It was a holiday that Philip never spoke of. But, taking inspiration from Sydney's diaries, Philip and Sydney imagines what might have happened during their trip.

A witty and powerful coming of age drama starring Tim McInnerny as Sydney and Pip Carter as Philip.

With Melody Grove as Liesl and John Rowe as the Hotel Keeper.

Director: Kirsty Williams
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2010.


WED 12:00 The Navy Lark (b00yk0n7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00stsd9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 Ruth Rendell - The Keys to the Street (b01nd474)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 Fixing A Hole (b00b1nrb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit (b00yc1rf)
Episode 8

The children settle in Paris, but begin to miss Berlin. Judith Kerr's semi-autobiographical story. Read by Rosemary Leach.


WED 14:15 Cosmic Quest (b00byr2g)
Halley - A Comet's Tale

Astronomer Heather Couper considers how Edmund Halley went about calculating the orbit of a comet. From June 2008.


WED 14:30 Juliet Ace - Young Victoria (b00xhz79)
The Young Queen

The young princess turns 18, and William IV dies. Based on the diaries and letters of Queen Victoria. Stars Imogen Stubbs.


WED 14:45 Richard Ingrams - The Life and Adventures of William Cobbett (b0076sgs)
Episode 3

Cobbett surveyed England's agricultural scene on his horse, leading to his famous book Rural Rides. With Stephen Critchlow.


WED 15:00 John Buchan - The 39 Steps (b00lbnys)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b052486c)
Chris Hadfield, Bonnie Langford and Bionic Powers

Mel Giedroyc gets a guide to dressing up, and discovers how to eat peanuts in space with astronaut Chris Hadfield. Plus there's more from RJ Palacio's award-winning book Wonder.


WED 17:00 Miracles R Us (b00sjpjd)
Postcards

A woman engages Caroline to stay in her Sussex cottage to post daily pre-written postcards to her husband at home.

Caroline and Sylvia are dubious but need the cash. They gain her assurance and promise not to draw attention to themselves.

So it’s off for a well-paid long weekend away. What could possibly go wrong?

Sitcom by Lesley Bruce.

Sylvia ..... Anna Massey
Caroline ..... Deborah Findlay
Vivi / Mrs Davies ..... Gabrielle Lloyd
Constable Galloway ..... Alex Lowe
Producer: Katie Tyrrell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2010.


WED 17:30 The Older Woman (b02w8xy7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 18:00 So Wrong It's Right (b00z5zy3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


WED 18:30 Off the Page (b0076k37)
The Paranormal

Matthew Parris invites Matt Harvey, Candida Clark and Tibor Fischer to make their unseen presence felt by talking.

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 2004.


WED 19:00 The Navy Lark (b00yk0n7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00stsd9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 Ruth Rendell - The Keys to the Street (b01nd474)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 Fixing A Hole (b00b1nrb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 Anton Chekhov (b00qb9zv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 21:15 Alan Pollock - Philip and Sydney (b01lls1n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


WED 22:00 What Does the K Stand For? (b0510ftl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 The Odd Half Hour (b00wdh4m)
Series 2

Episode 4

A right-wing intervention and must-have board games.

Comedy sketch show looking at modern life's tribulations.

Starring Kevin Bishop, Stephen K Amos, Doon Mackichan, Justin Edwards and Jessica Ransom.

Written by Madeleine Brettingham, Jason Hazeley, Justin Edwards, Joel Morris, Steve Dawson, Andrew Dawson, Timothy Inman, Mike Wozniak, Henry Paker, Jane Lamacraft, James Kettle and Dale Shaw.

Producer: Simon Mayhew-Archer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2010.


WED 23:00 On the Hour (b007lzwz)
Series 2

Episode 5

Ireland hits the headlines as the programme ransacks the archives to celebrate its 33rd birthday.

All the news as it happens, if it happens from the BBC's urgent and incisive news overview.

Savagely satirical award-winning comedy starring Chris Morris.

With Steve Coogan, David Schneider, Rebecca Front, Patrick Marber and Doon Mackichan.

Written by Chris Morris, Armando Iannucci, Richard Herring, Steven Wells, Andrew Glover, David Quantick, Stewart Lee and Patrick Marber.

Producer: Armando lannucci

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1992


WED 23:30 The Skivers (b00805wv)
Series 2

Jon Pertwee

Doctor Who meets Worzel Gummidge, as Nick and Tim welcome special guest Jon Pertwee

Skilful sketch show 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 February 1995.



THURSDAY 12 FEBRUARY 2015

THU 00:00 When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit (b00yc1rf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:15 Cosmic Quest (b00byr2g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 Juliet Ace - Young Victoria (b00xhz79)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Wednesday]


THU 00:45 Richard Ingrams - The Life and Adventures of William Cobbett (b0076sgs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 So Wrong It's Right (b00z5zy3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 Off the Page (b0076k37)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 Ruth Rendell - The Keys to the Street (b01nd474)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 Fixing A Hole (b00b1nrb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 John Buchan - The 39 Steps (b00lbnys)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 Anton Chekhov (b00qb9zv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:15 Alan Pollock - Philip and Sydney (b01lls1n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 Miracles R Us (b00sjpjd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 The Older Woman (b02w8xy7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 Ruth Rendell - The Keys to the Street (b01ndqt1)
In Harm's Way

Hob is questioned by the police and Roman Ashton becomes anxious about Mary Jago's safety. Read by Claudie Blakley.


THU 06:30 The Nun Who Nurtured Reggae (b008cbvc)
4 Extra Debut. Jonathan Charles investigates the story of Sister Mary Ignatius Davies, who inspired many Jamaican reggae stars. From November 2007.


THU 07:00 Any Other Business (b013n7gx)
Episode 5

The argy bargy of Chesbury politics presents a brand new Chestnut and a spot of blackmail.

Lucy Flannery's local government sitcom

Starring:

Nelson David
John Duttine
James Grout
Rosy Fordham
Nick Hardy
Howard Lew Lewis
Toby Longworth
Jan Ravens
Vivienne Rochester
June Whitfield.

Producer: Liz Anstee

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1995.


THU 07:30 Brian Gulliver's Travels (b01lz1cj)
Series 2

Chamanoa

Brian Gulliver, a seasoned presenter of travel documentaries, finds himself in a hospital's secure unit after claiming to have experienced a succession of bizarre adventures.

More memories as Brian relives his experiences in Chamanoa, a land where naturites battle nurturites, where genetics is pitted against education.

Neil Pearson stars in series two of Bill Dare's satirical adventure story about a man lost in a fictional world.

Brian Gulliver/ Thake ..... Neil Pearson
Rachel Gulliver..... Mariah Gale
Kath & Hendl ..... Lisa Dillon
Bordle ..... Toby Longworth
Violinist ..... Amy Butterworth

Producer: Steven Canny

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra in June 2012.


THU 08:00 Brothers in Law (b0524gr2)
Series 1

Breach of Contract

Rookie barrister Roger Thursby must defend a women being sued by a pop star over a pup.

Starring Richard Briers as Roger Thursby, Richard Waring as Henry Blagrove and Ann Davies as Sally Mannering. With guest stars Aimi Macdonald and Richard Wattis.

Adapted for radio by Richard Waring from the BBC TV scripts.

Restored from BBC Transcription Service tapes - originally edited for sale abroad.

Published in 1955, Henry Cecil's comic legal novel Brothers in Law was adapted first for TV in 1962 by Frank Muir and Denis Norden. It provided the first regular starring role for Richard Briers, who later reprised his role of the idealistic young lawyer Roger Thursby for BBC Radio between 1970 and 1972.

Produced by David Hatch.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1970.


THU 08:30 Not in Front of the Children (b0524hhh)
Series 1

House in a Tree

Jennifer Corner berates her headstrong husband Henry who's due in court over his somewhat shaky treehouse.

Starring Wendy Craig and Francis Matthews.

The comedy mishaps of the Corner family - Jennifer and Henry and their three kids Trudi, Amanda and Robin.

Four series were first shown on BBC TV from 1967 to 1970. Richard Waring adapted his own scripts for this radio version, now fully restored from the original reel-to-reel tapes.

Jennifer Corner ...... Wendy Craig
Henry Corner ...... Francis Matthews
Mother ...... Fanny Rowe
Trudi ...... Roberta Tovey
Amanda ...... Jill Riddick
Robin ...... Hugo Keith-Johnston
Biddy ...... Madeleine Howell
Telephone Operator ...... Olwen Griffiths
Police Sergeant ...... David Tate
Prison Warder ...... Geoffrey Frederick

Wendy Craig won a Best Actress BAFTA award for the TV version of Not in Front of the Children in 1969. This was the first of several housewife roles that Wendy Craig was to play on TV. Later series included And Mother Makes Three and Butterflies.

Music by Ronnie Hazlehurst.

Producer: Trafford Whitelock

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1969.


THU 09:00 The Personality Test (b007tckc)
Series 3

Edwina Currie

Ex-MP, novelist and broadcaster Edwina Currie tests a panel about herself. With Sue Perkins and Robin Ince. From July 2007.


THU 09:30 House on Fire (b012x034)
Series 2

Loan

The return of House on Fire. Written by Dan Hine and Chris Sussman. Vicky (Emma Pierson) and Matt (Jody Latham) are two of the most unlikely people to buy a house together.

When Matt's plans for winning the Spanish lottery go awry he is forced to borrow money from his flat mate, Vicky. Unfortunately, Matt fails to read the small print and the penalty for late payment involves a painful process involving toe torture. Meanwhile - Vicky has set her father up on a blind date - with seriously unforeseen consequences.

Cast:
Vicky ..... Emma Pierson
Matt ..... Jody Latham
Colonel Bill ..... Rupert Vansittart
Peter ..... Philip Jackson
Julie ..... Janine Duvitski
Kelly ..... Kellie Shirley

Produced by Clive Brill
A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.


THU 10:00 John Buchan - The 39 Steps (b00lbtl4)
2. The Coming of the Black Stone

A gang of German spies is hot in pursuit of Richard Hannay and a notebook which contains the secret of the 39 steps.

Hannay must solve the mystery of the steps if he's to save the British naval fleet from certain destruction...

David Robb and Tom Baker star in the conclusion of John Buchan's spy-thriller.

Hannay ...... David Robb
Bullivant ...... Tom Baker
Hawk ...... Struan Rodger
Charlotte ...... Tracy Wiles
Johnners ...... Phillip Joseph
Jopley ...... Thomas Arnold
Chairman ...... Gordon Reid
Sir Harry ...... Stuart McQuarrie

Dramatised by Bert Coules.

Producer: Bruce Young

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2001.


THU 11:00 Anton Chekhov (b00qbb8m)
Stories by Anton Chekhov

Ivan Matveyitch

An old academic and a young boy. It's a topsy-turvy friendship, but it endures. Alistair McGowan reads the Russian master's tale.


THU 11:15 Drama (b00tt6fs)
Andrew Doyle - The Second Mr Bailey

John is a young gay man living in Edinburgh in 1967. Homosexuality is about to be legalised in England, but not in Scotland. When John takes up lodgings with the enigmatic Mrs Margaret Bailey, he begins to experience what life as a conventional straight man could be like. But Margaret is no ordinary house-wife; she's slowly turning John into a replica of her husband. And John's beginning to like it.

Haunting drama by Andrew Doyle.

Cast:

Young John...... Sam Swann
Older John ...... Richard Greenwood
Brian................ Owen Whitelaw
Margaret..... Gerda Stevenson
Hilary........ Gabriel Quigley
Policeman...... James Bryce

Producer: Kirsty Williams
Director: Bruce Young.


THU 12:00 Brothers in Law (b0524gr2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 Not in Front of the Children (b0524hhh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 Ruth Rendell - The Keys to the Street (b01ndqt1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 The Nun Who Nurtured Reggae (b008cbvc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit (b00yj0bs)
Episode 9

In Paris, Anna's family is affected by the Depression. Judith Kerr's semi-autobiographical story. Read by Rosemary Leach.


THU 14:15 Cosmic Quest (b00byr2j)
A Planet Called George

Astronomer Heather Couper looks at William Herschel's attempts to chart the cosmos using a homemade telescope, and how he doubled the size of the solar system. From June 2008.


THU 14:30 Juliet Ace - Young Victoria (b00xj4ld)
The Learning Process

The coronation captures the heart of the nation. Based on the diaries and letters of Queen Victoria. Stars Imogen Stubbs.


THU 14:45 Richard Ingrams - The Life and Adventures of William Cobbett (b0076sh9)
Episode 4

In his 60s, William becomes an MP supporting political reform, which disconcerts the House of Commons. Biography of the renowned author, read by Oliver Ford Davies.


THU 15:00 John Buchan - The 39 Steps (b00lbtl4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b0524n9z)
Movie Trailers, Charles Darwin and Summer School

Mel gets some top tips on how to become a movie trailer voiceover artist and hears from kids at a summer school. Plus there's more from RJ Palacio's award-winning story Wonder.


THU 17:00 No Commitments (b00srkfx)
Series 4

A Nip in the Air

When secretive Charlotte goes into hospital, sisters Anna and Victoria fear the worst. Stars Rosemary Leach. From July 1996.


THU 17:30 Any Other Business (b013n7gx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 18:00 The Personality Test (b007tckc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


THU 18:30 Great Lives (b0076fdw)
Elizabeth I

Broadcaster and campaigner Esther Rantzen chooses Queen Elizabeth I. With Humphrey Carpenter.

The biographical series in which a distinguished guest chooses someone who's inspired their life. Will their hero stand up to intensive scrutiny and merit the description of having led a great life? From 2003.


THU 19:00 Brothers in Law (b0524gr2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 Not in Front of the Children (b0524hhh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 Ruth Rendell - The Keys to the Street (b01ndqt1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 The Nun Who Nurtured Reggae (b008cbvc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 Anton Chekhov (b00qbb8m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


THU 21:15 Drama (b00tt6fs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


THU 22:00 Brian Gulliver's Travels (b01lz1cj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 Down the Line (b00qpk37)
Series 1

Crime

Award-winning spoof phone-in show, with talk radio host Gary Bellamy. Stars Rhys Thomas and Paul Whitehouse. From May 2006.


THU 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b053pr3m)
The best in contemporary comedy. Tonight Sara Pascoe chats to Liam Williams.


THU 23:00 Old Harry's Game (b00hlcr4)
Series 7

Episode 1

Hell faces confusion when a dog turns up - as animals aren't evil, except dolphins.

Jean-Paul Sartre said "Hell is other people", but, as Satan will tell you, Hell is actually a fiery, unendingly cruel domain where Oliver Reed can never catch the barman's eye and Yves St Laurent is forced to wear a donkey jacket.

Hell is thrown into confusion when a dog turns up. Animals aren't meant to be in Satan's care because they aren't inherently evil - except for dolphins!
Stars Andy Hamilton as Satan, Annette Crosbie as Edith, Robert Duncan as Scumspawn and Jimmy Mulville as Thomas.

Additional roles played by Michael Fenton Stevens and Philip Pope.

Written by Andy Hamilton.

Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2009.


THU 23:30 Cabin Pressure (b00ctl6w)
Series 1

Fitton

Sitcom about the pilots of a tiny charter airline for whom no job is too small, but many, many jobs are too difficult.

The crew are grounded, so Arthur shows the crew why apples are the secret of happiness and Martin shows Carolyn how to be an Air Hostess

Starring
Carolyn Knapp-Shappey ............................... Stephanie Cole
1st Officer Douglas Richardson......................... Roger Allam
Capt. Martin Crieff.............................. Benedict Cumberbatch
Arthur Shappey................................................. John Finnemore
Mr Goddard......... ............................................Adam G Goodwin
Helena Richardson........................................... Melisande Cook

Written by John Finnemore

Produced & directed by David Tyler

A Pozzitive production for BBC Radio 4



FRIDAY 13 FEBRUARY 2015

FRI 00:00 When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit (b00yj0bs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:15 Cosmic Quest (b00byr2j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 Juliet Ace - Young Victoria (b00xj4ld)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Thursday]


FRI 00:45 Richard Ingrams - The Life and Adventures of William Cobbett (b0076sh9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 The Personality Test (b007tckc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 Great Lives (b0076fdw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 Ruth Rendell - The Keys to the Street (b01ndqt1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 The Nun Who Nurtured Reggae (b008cbvc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 John Buchan - The 39 Steps (b00lbtl4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 Anton Chekhov (b00qbb8m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:15 Drama (b00tt6fs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 No Commitments (b00srkfx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 Any Other Business (b013n7gx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 Ruth Rendell - The Keys to the Street (b01nf2h0)
By His Own Hand

Mary Jago is shocked by Alastair's wedding present and Bean, once a suspect, has now vanished. Concluded by Claudie Blakley.


FRI 06:30 The Number 1 Ladies' Opera House (b00plfkq)
The author of The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, Alexander McCall Smith, has converted a disused garage in Botswana into an opera house.

Pauline McLynn charts his progress as he trains local people to sing.

Producer: Bill Lloyd

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2009.


FRI 07:00 Living with the Enemy (b0077154)
Episode 1

Sitcom written by and starring Nick Revell and Gyles Brandreth who play an alternative comedian-turned-holistic therapist and a Tory MP turned media figure.

Gyles Brandon ...... Gyles Brandreth
Nick Reynolds ...... Nick Revell

With Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Martin Hyder and Nathan Caton.

Producer: Ed Morrish

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2006.


FRI 07:30 Gloomsbury (b01n6vn5)
Series 1

The St Ives School of Painting

The writer and transvestite Vera Sackcloth-Vest and her bosom chum, the novelist Ginny Fox, go down to St Ives in search of the writer of very naughty books Mr D.H. Lollipop. Their husbands, Henry and Lionel, accompany them, hoping to prevent their wives from succumbing to the dangerous animal magnetism of Lollipop, whose book Lady Hattersley's Plover has scandalized and unsettled them all.

Vera's persistent and flamboyant admirer Venus Traduces arrives, desperate to re-kindle their Sapphic passion. However she is distracted when, on the cliff path, she meets a thin man with a red beard who exudes animal magnetism. He informs her that his wife is away in London being painted by Augustus John, invites Venus to call him Dave, and ravishes her in the brambles.

Meanwhile, though Vera and Ginny seem to search in vain for Lollipop, he is always much closer than they think.

Cast:
Vera Sackcloth-Vest ..... Miriam Margolyes
Henry Mickleton ..... Jonathan Coy
Venus Traduces ..... Morwenna Banks
Mrs Ginny Fox ..... Alison Steadman
Lionel Fox ..... Nigel Planer
DH Lollipop ..... John Sessions

Produced by Jamie Rix
A Little Brother Production for BBC Radio 4.


FRI 08:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007k1x5)
Series 2

The Television Set

Living in the only house in Railway Cuttings without a telly, the lad takes action.

Starring Tony Hancock, Bill Kerr, Sidney James, Andree Melly and Kenneth Williams.

Announcer: Kenneth Williams

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music composed 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 June 1955.


FRI 08:30 The Men from the Ministry (b007jnvj)
Rolling in It

Money muddles for the bumbling bureaucrats, when surplus petty cash must be spent.

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

Stars Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler. With Norma Ronald, Ronald Baddiley and John Graham.

Written by Edward Taylor and John Graham.

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

Producer: Edward Taylor

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 4 in July 1971.


FRI 09:00 Jest a Minute (b0183rrm)
Series 2

Episode 6

Rhod Gilbert's comedy quiz from the Glee Club in Cardiff.

With Paul Tonkinson, Tom Wrigglesworth, Lloyd Langford and Chris Corcoran.

Producers: Paul Forde and Gareth Gwynn.

First broadcast on BBC Radio Wales in 2009.


FRI 09:30 Gush (b0527j88)
Episode 5

Ian Hislop and Nick Newman 's epic mini-saga.

A compromising photo of Prince Saudi and Lady Arabella could save the world from war. Unfortunately, it's in the hands of Charles de Vere of the Foreign Office.

With Toby Longworth, Steve Steen and Caroline Quentin.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1994.


FRI 10:00 Thomas Hardy - Jude the Obscure (b007jq3z)
Marriages Remain

Sorrowful at the departure of his mentor and only friend, the local school master, 11-year-old Jude Fawley resolves that one day he'll follow his teacher to academia - as symbolised by the gleaming spires of distant Christminster.

Growing up, however, Jude finds more obstacles in his path then merely difficulties of study...

Thomas Hardy's 1895 novel dramatised in six parts by Elizabeth North.

Stars Michael Pennington as Jude Fawley, Mark Straker as Carter, June Barrie as Widow Edlin, Constance Chapman as Aunt Drusilla Fawley, Hazel Ellerby as Annie, John Normington as Phillotson, Elva Makins as Arabella, Jesse Lawrence as Young Jude, Esmond Rideout as Farmer Troutham and Richard Wasley as Tiler.

Produced at BBC Bristol by Brian Miller.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1986.


FRI 11:00 Anton Chekhov (b00qbb8r)
Stories by Anton Chekhov

Bad Weather

Or to put it another way, what has the husband been up to in Moscow? Alistair McGowan reads Constance Garnett's translation. From January 1998.


FRI 11:15 Aelish Michael - Dreaming of Foxes (b01s2yc9)
Ted Hughes is reunited with a long-lost school friend nearly 50 years on. But what do they have in common? Stars Robert Garrett.


FRI 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007k1x5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 The Men from the Ministry (b007jnvj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 Ruth Rendell - The Keys to the Street (b01nf2h0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 The Number 1 Ladies' Opera House (b00plfkq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit (b00yzj5s)
Episode 10

The family have sad news from Berlin but hope from England. Judith Kerr's semi-autobiographical story. Read by Rosemary Leach.


FRI 14:15 Cosmic Quest (b00byr2l)
The Celestial Police

Astronomer Heather Couper looks at the work of the planet hunter Johann Bode, tracking down asteroids. From June 2008.


FRI 14:30 Juliet Ace - Young Victoria (b00xj958)
The Wedding

The Queen proposes to her husband of choice. Drama based on letters and diaries. Stars Imogen Stubbs.


FRI 14:45 Richard Ingrams - The Life and Adventures of William Cobbett (b0076shs)
Episode 5

Time is nearly up as Cobbett pens a last register. But even on his death bed, some merriment shines through. Biography of the renowned political reformer, read by Oliver Ford.


FRI 15:00 Thomas Hardy - Jude the Obscure (b007jq3z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show (b0527mm0)
Superstition, Valentine's Day and School

It's Friday the 13th and, lucky for us, Mel is exploring the weird world of superstitions. Plus soppy stories for Valentine's Day and the final part of Wonder, by RJ Palacio.


FRI 17:00 King Street Junior Revisited (b00l74dt)
Series 4

Turning the Tables

The move up from junior to high school is a step too far, it seems, for a former pupil.

And it's quiz time, but Mr Maxwell is lacking a team.

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

Stars Marlene Sidaway as Miss Lewis, Michael Cochrane as Mr Maxwell, Teresa Gallagher as Miss Featherstone, Jacqueline Beatty as Miss Reid, Janice Acquah as Mrs Khan, Paul Copley as Mr Long, Bill Wallis as Jack Pollard and Jemma Churchill as Mrs Morgan.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2005.


FRI 17:30 Living with the Enemy (b0077154)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 18:00 Jest a Minute (b0183rrm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


FRI 18:30 My Life in Five Books (b0124scw)
Series 2

Sue Arnold

If there is one thing Sue Arnold knows about it is books.

As an author and journalist she is known for her sharp social observations and she currently reviews audio books for a national newspaper. Sue made the headlines herself when controversially she wrote about cannabis improving her deteriorating sight. Now she has changed her position on the drug as she explains to Stuart Cosgrove.

Sue picks four of her favourite titles and explains about the book she's bought but never finished.

Titles:

1: The Aubrey-Maturin nautical series by Patrick O'Brien.

2:: The Simple Subs Guide by Leslie Sellers

3: The Siege of Krishnapur by J.G.Farrell

4: Address Unknown by Kressman Taylor

5: Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes.

Produced by Mike Walker.

First broadcast on BBC Scotland in 2011.


FRI 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007k1x5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 The Men from the Ministry (b007jnvj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 Ruth Rendell - The Keys to the Street (b01nf2h0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 The Number 1 Ladies' Opera House (b00plfkq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Anton Chekhov (b00qbb8r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 21:15 Aelish Michael - Dreaming of Foxes (b01s2yc9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


FRI 22:00 Gloomsbury (b01n6vn5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 The League against Tedium (b007jp8b)
Episode 1

Wisdom and waiters are on the menu in a surreal hour mixing music, ranting and inventive sketches from Simon Munnery.

In the guise of a leader unappreciated by his people, the first of Simon's anarchic six-part comedy series. With Stewart Lee, Kevin Eldon and Roger Mann.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 1 in January 1997.


FRI 23:25 The Comedy Club Interviews (b053prqh)
The best in contemporary comedy. Tonight Arthur Smith chats to Richard Herring.


FRI 23:30 The In Crowd (b00890vn)
Series 1

Episode 3

Sketch show from Manchester's Comedy Store with Robin Ince, Helen Moon, Smug Roberts and Kate Ward. From August 2001.


FRI 23:45 Self-Storage (b01gykv4)
Series 1

Job Hunting

Living in a storage unit and separated from his wife, Dave tries to get his life back on track by getting a job.

But help from fellow Storage Garden tenant Geoff means it's harder than he expected...

Stars Reece Shearsmith and Mark Heap.

Sitcom written by Tom Collinson and Barnaby Power.

Dave ...... Reece Shearsmith.
Geoff ...... Mark Heap.
Ron ...... Tom Goodman-Hill.
Judy ...... Rosie Cavaliero.
Sarah ...... Susan Earl.

Producer: Ed Morrish

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2007.




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 (b0075jdb)

A Good Read 01:30 TUE (b0075jdb)

Aelish Michael - Dreaming of Foxes 11:15 FRI (b01s2yc9)

Aelish Michael - Dreaming of Foxes 21:15 FRI (b01s2yc9)

Afternoon Reading 10:45 SUN (b0100gr0)

Afternoon Reading 21:45 SUN (b0100gr0)

Afternoon Reading 01:45 MON (b0100gr0)

Alan Pollock - Philip and Sydney 11:15 WED (b01lls1n)

Alan Pollock - Philip and Sydney 21:15 WED (b01lls1n)

Alan Pollock - Philip and Sydney 04:15 THU (b01lls1n)

Alison Moore - The Pre-War House and Other Stories 04:00 SAT (b03w46lf)

Anton Chekhov 11:00 MON (b00qb9x3)

Anton Chekhov 21:00 MON (b00qb9x3)

Anton Chekhov 04:00 TUE (b00qb9x3)

Anton Chekhov 11:00 TUE (b00qb9x9)

Anton Chekhov 21:00 TUE (b00qb9x9)

Anton Chekhov 04:00 WED (b00qb9x9)

Anton Chekhov 11:00 WED (b00qb9zv)

Anton Chekhov 21:00 WED (b00qb9zv)

Anton Chekhov 04:00 THU (b00qb9zv)

Anton Chekhov 11:00 THU (b00qbb8m)

Anton Chekhov 21:00 THU (b00qbb8m)

Anton Chekhov 04:00 FRI (b00qbb8m)

Anton Chekhov 11:00 FRI (b00qbb8r)

Anton Chekhov 21:00 FRI (b00qbb8r)

Any Other Business 07:00 THU (b013n7gx)

Any Other Business 17:30 THU (b013n7gx)

Any Other Business 05:30 FRI (b013n7gx)

Archive on 4 08:00 SAT (b0381jzt)

Archive on 4 15:00 SAT (b0381jzt)

Archive on 4 01:00 SUN (b0381jzt)

Book of the Week 00:45 SAT (b00r93vz)

Brian Gulliver's Travels 07:30 THU (b01lz1cj)

Brian Gulliver's Travels 22:00 THU (b01lz1cj)

Bristow 09:30 TUE (b007vgv7)

Brothers in Law 08:00 THU (b0524gr2)

Brothers in Law 12:00 THU (b0524gr2)

Brothers in Law 19:00 THU (b0524gr2)

Bruce Bedford - The Gibson 18:00 SAT (b007js82)

Bruce Bedford - The Gibson 00:00 SUN (b007js82)

Cabin Pressure 23:30 THU (b00ctl6w)

Choderlos de Laclos - Les Liaisons Dangereuses 10:00 MON (b007jlpp)

Choderlos de Laclos - Les Liaisons Dangereuses 15:00 MON (b007jlpp)

Choderlos de Laclos - Les Liaisons Dangereuses 03:00 TUE (b007jlpp)

Choderlos de Laclos - Les Liaisons Dangereuses 10:00 TUE (b007jptt)

Choderlos de Laclos - Les Liaisons Dangereuses 15:00 TUE (b007jptt)

Choderlos de Laclos - Les Liaisons Dangereuses 03:00 WED (b007jptt)

Cosmic Quest 00:15 SAT (b00bvscm)

Cosmic Quest 14:15 MON (b00byr2s)

Cosmic Quest 00:15 TUE (b00byr2s)

Cosmic Quest 14:15 TUE (b00byr2d)

Cosmic Quest 00:15 WED (b00byr2d)

Cosmic Quest 14:15 WED (b00byr2g)

Cosmic Quest 00:15 THU (b00byr2g)

Cosmic Quest 14:15 THU (b00byr2j)

Cosmic Quest 00:15 FRI (b00byr2j)

Cosmic Quest 14:15 FRI (b00byr2l)

Dad's Army 08:00 MON (b007jlcs)

Dad's Army 12:00 MON (b007jlcs)

Dad's Army 19:00 MON (b007jlcs)

Delve Special 23:00 TUE (b007jm3s)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:00 SUN (b051wkbq)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:00 SUN (b051wkbq)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 01:00 MON (b051wkbq)

Dickens Confidential 13:15 SAT (b01kkyfh)

Dickens Confidential 03:15 SUN (b01kkyfh)

Douglas Hill - The Blade of the Poisoner 18:30 SUN (b007jrng)

Douglas Hill - The Blade of the Poisoner 00:30 MON (b007jrng)

Down the Line 22:30 THU (b00qpk37)

Drama 11:15 TUE (b00s3hrm)

Drama 21:15 TUE (b00s3hrm)

Drama 04:15 WED (b00s3hrm)

Drama 11:15 THU (b00tt6fs)

Drama 21:15 THU (b00tt6fs)

Drama 04:15 FRI (b00tt6fs)

Elvenquest 22:30 SUN (b00w7f23)

Fixing A Hole 06:30 WED (b00b1nrb)

Fixing A Hole 13:30 WED (b00b1nrb)

Fixing A Hole 20:30 WED (b00b1nrb)

Fixing A Hole 02:30 THU (b00b1nrb)

Freedom Pass 07:30 SAT (b00sdqhw)

Giles Wemmbley Hogg Goes Off 23:00 SUN (b01h78b6)

Gloomsbury 17:30 SAT (b01n1vlc)

Gloomsbury 05:30 SUN (b01n1vlc)

Gloomsbury 07:30 FRI (b01n6vn5)

Gloomsbury 22:00 FRI (b01n6vn5)

Great Lives 18:30 THU (b0076fdw)

Great Lives 01:30 FRI (b0076fdw)

Gush 09:30 FRI (b0527j88)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:00 FRI (b007k1x5)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:00 FRI (b007k1x5)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:00 FRI (b007k1x5)

House on Fire 09:30 THU (b012x034)

How Tickled Am I? 18:30 TUE (b007jpy4)

How Tickled Am I? 01:30 WED (b007jpy4)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 14:30 SAT (b00srqfn)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 08:30 WED (b00stsd9)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 12:30 WED (b00stsd9)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 19:30 WED (b00stsd9)

I've Never Seen Star Wars 07:30 TUE (b05108h0)

I've Never Seen Star Wars 22:00 TUE (b05108h0)

JCW Brook - A Dream of Murder 13:30 SUN (b051wq0h)

JCW Brook - A Dream of Murder 03:30 MON (b051wq0h)

Jest a Minute 01:00 SAT (b017ptbk)

Jest a Minute 09:00 FRI (b0183rrm)

Jest a Minute 18:00 FRI (b0183rrm)

Jill Paton Walsh - The Wyndham Case 03:00 SAT (b007jsrd)

John Buchan - The 39 Steps 10:00 WED (b00lbnys)

John Buchan - The 39 Steps 15:00 WED (b00lbnys)

John Buchan - The 39 Steps 03:00 THU (b00lbnys)

John Buchan - The 39 Steps 10:00 THU (b00lbtl4)

John Buchan - The 39 Steps 15:00 THU (b00lbtl4)

John Buchan - The 39 Steps 03:00 FRI (b00lbtl4)

Jon Ronson On 23:30 SUN (b00dkzm5)

Juliet Ace - Young Victoria 14:30 MON (b00xgp36)

Juliet Ace - Young Victoria 00:30 TUE (b00xgp36)

Juliet Ace - Young Victoria 14:30 TUE (b00xhck1)

Juliet Ace - Young Victoria 00:30 WED (b00xhck1)

Juliet Ace - Young Victoria 14:30 WED (b00xhz79)

Juliet Ace - Young Victoria 00:30 THU (b00xhz79)

Juliet Ace - Young Victoria 14:30 THU (b00xj4ld)

Juliet Ace - Young Victoria 00:30 FRI (b00xj4ld)

Juliet Ace - Young Victoria 14:30 FRI (b00xj958)

King Street Junior Revisited 05:00 SAT (b00l2jgz)

King Street Junior Revisited 17:00 FRI (b00l74dt)

Listen Against 23:30 MON (b00fgt0r)

Little Blighty on the Down 05:30 SAT (b0081l6c)

Living with the Enemy 07:00 FRI (b0077154)

Living with the Enemy 17:30 FRI (b0077154)

Loose Ends 11:15 MON (b051j5tq)

Loose Ends 21:15 MON (b051j5tq)

Loose Ends 04:15 TUE (b051j5tq)

Louisa May Alcott - Good Wives 09:00 SUN (b008fd9w)

Louisa May Alcott - Good Wives 17:00 SUN (b008fd9w)

Louisa May Alcott - Good Wives 05:00 MON (b008fd9w)

Mark Steel's in Town 23:00 SAT (b00rykln)

Mel's Mix: The Best of The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 SUN (b051wqys)

Miracles R Us 17:00 WED (b00sjpjd)

Miracles R Us 05:00 THU (b00sjpjd)

Moya O'Shea - The Chocolate Lovers' Club 00:30 SAT (b00w6f7p)

Moya O'Shea - The Chocolate Lovers' Club 06:00 SUN (b00w8ljj)

Moya O'Shea - The Chocolate Lovers' Club 12:00 SUN (b00w8ljj)

Mr Blue Sky 09:30 MON (b0118lkk)

Mr Blue Sky 22:30 MON (b0118lkk)

My Life in Five Books 01:30 SAT (b0120w1q)

My Life in Five Books 18:30 FRI (b0124scw)

Nineteen Ninety-Eight 07:00 TUE (b01blmhz)

Nineteen Ninety-Eight 17:30 TUE (b01blmhz)

Nineteen Ninety-Eight 05:30 WED (b01blmhz)

No Commitments 17:00 THU (b00srkfx)

No Commitments 05:00 FRI (b00srkfx)

Noel Coward - The Vortex 06:00 SAT (b00d06t9)

Noel Coward - The Vortex 16:00 SAT (b00d06t9)

Noel Coward - The Vortex 04:00 SUN (b00d06t9)

Not in Front of the Children 08:30 THU (b0524hhh)

Not in Front of the Children 12:30 THU (b0524hhh)

Not in Front of the Children 19:30 THU (b0524hhh)

Off the Page 18:30 WED (b0076k37)

Off the Page 01:30 THU (b0076k37)

Old Harry's Game 23:00 THU (b00hlcr4)

On the Hour 23:00 WED (b007lzwz)

Paradise Lost in Cyberspace 18:30 SAT (b007jpdq)

Paradise Lost in Cyberspace 00:30 SUN (b007jpdq)

Peter Tinniswood 04:15 SAT (b036y49b)

Quote... Unquote 09:00 MON (b00qtsnp)

Quote... Unquote 18:00 MON (b00qtsnp)

Quote... Unquote 01:00 TUE (b00qtsnp)

Radio 2's Comedy Showcase 22:30 TUE (b00sb946)

Rhod Gilbert's Bulging Barrel of Laughs 22:00 SAT (b00v4x0d)

Richard Ingrams - The Life and Adventures of William Cobbett 14:45 MON (b0076sfq)

Richard Ingrams - The Life and Adventures of William Cobbett 00:45 TUE (b0076sfq)

Richard Ingrams - The Life and Adventures of William Cobbett 14:45 TUE (b0076sg7)

Richard Ingrams - The Life and Adventures of William Cobbett 00:45 WED (b0076sg7)

Richard Ingrams - The Life and Adventures of William Cobbett 14:45 WED (b0076sgs)

Richard Ingrams - The Life and Adventures of William Cobbett 00:45 THU (b0076sgs)

Richard Ingrams - The Life and Adventures of William Cobbett 14:45 THU (b0076sh9)

Richard Ingrams - The Life and Adventures of William Cobbett 00:45 FRI (b0076sh9)

Richard Ingrams - The Life and Adventures of William Cobbett 14:45 FRI (b0076shs)

Ring Around the Bath 17:00 TUE (b00tzw38)

Ring Around the Bath 05:00 WED (b00tzw38)

Roddy Doyle - Bullfighting 11:45 SUN (b01djpjk)

Roddy Doyle - Bullfighting 19:45 SUN (b01djpjk)

Rudy's Rare Records 23:30 TUE (b00xhh6w)

Rudyard Kipling - The Jungle Book 09:30 SUN (b00d05bj)

Rudyard Kipling - The Jungle Book 17:30 SUN (b00d05bj)

Rudyard Kipling - The Jungle Book 05:30 MON (b00d05bj)

Ruth Rendell - The Keys to the Street 06:00 MON (b01nbz23)

Ruth Rendell - The Keys to the Street 13:00 MON (b01nbz23)

Ruth Rendell - The Keys to the Street 20:00 MON (b01nbz23)

Ruth Rendell - The Keys to the Street 02:00 TUE (b01nbz23)

Ruth Rendell - The Keys to the Street 06:00 TUE (b01ncgrj)

Ruth Rendell - The Keys to the Street 13:00 TUE (b01ncgrj)

Ruth Rendell - The Keys to the Street 20:00 TUE (b01ncgrj)

Ruth Rendell - The Keys to the Street 02:00 WED (b01ncgrj)

Ruth Rendell - The Keys to the Street 06:00 WED (b01nd474)

Ruth Rendell - The Keys to the Street 13:00 WED (b01nd474)

Ruth Rendell - The Keys to the Street 20:00 WED (b01nd474)

Ruth Rendell - The Keys to the Street 02:00 THU (b01nd474)

Ruth Rendell - The Keys to the Street 06:00 THU (b01ndqt1)

Ruth Rendell - The Keys to the Street 13:00 THU (b01ndqt1)

Ruth Rendell - The Keys to the Street 20:00 THU (b01ndqt1)

Ruth Rendell - The Keys to the Street 02:00 FRI (b01ndqt1)

Ruth Rendell - The Keys to the Street 06:00 FRI (b01nf2h0)

Ruth Rendell - The Keys to the Street 13:00 FRI (b01nf2h0)

Ruth Rendell - The Keys to the Street 20:00 FRI (b01nf2h0)

Second Thoughts 17:00 MON (b00ljz6c)

Second Thoughts 05:00 TUE (b00ljz6c)

Self-Storage 23:45 FRI (b01gykv4)

Side By Side By Sherrin 09:00 SAT (b051vy3z)

Side By Side By Sherrin 19:00 SAT (b051vy3z)

Sketchorama 07:30 SUN (b01ks53l)

Sketchorama 22:00 SUN (b01ks53l)

Sketchorama 03:00 MON (b01ks53l)

Snapshots in the Dark 07:15 SUN (b0075qfz)

Snapshots in the Dark 13:15 SUN (b0075qfz)

So Wrong It's Right 09:00 WED (b00z5zy3)

So Wrong It's Right 18:00 WED (b00z5zy3)

So Wrong It's Right 01:00 THU (b00z5zy3)

Spread a Little Happiness 09:30 WED (b00z1l6t)

Stop Messing About! 08:30 SUN (b00s9f4p)

Stop Messing About! 15:30 SUN (b00s9f4p)

Stop Messing About! 20:30 SUN (b00s9f4p)

Stop Messing About! 02:30 MON (b00s9f4p)

TED Radio Hour 11:00 SUN (b051wpjd)

TED Radio Hour 19:00 SUN (b051wpjd)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 MON (b05200rm)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 TUE (b0520b6n)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 WED (b052486c)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 THU (b0524n9z)

The 4 O'Clock Show 16:00 FRI (b0527mm0)

The Arthur Haynes Show 08:00 SUN (b0177539)

The Arthur Haynes Show 15:00 SUN (b0177539)

The Arthur Haynes Show 20:00 SUN (b0177539)

The Arthur Haynes Show 02:00 MON (b0177539)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 SAT (b052l4pb)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 SUN (b052l4r7)

The Comedy Club Interviews 23:25 TUE (b053ppxv)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 THU (b053pr3m)

The Comedy Club Interviews 23:25 FRI (b053prqh)

The Ice Wife (Omnibus) 12:00 SAT (b051w6kc)

The Ice Wife (Omnibus) 02:00 SUN (b051w6kc)

The In Crowd 23:30 FRI (b00890vn)

The Jason Byrne Show 23:30 SAT (b00mlxk9)

The Ken Dodd Show 08:30 TUE (b05208kr)

The Ken Dodd Show 12:30 TUE (b05208kr)

The Ken Dodd Show 19:30 TUE (b05208kr)

The League against Tedium 22:30 FRI (b007jp8b)

The Man in Black 18:00 SUN (b017prn7)

The Man in Black 00:00 MON (b017prn7)

The Men from the Ministry 08:30 FRI (b007jnvj)

The Men from the Ministry 12:30 FRI (b007jnvj)

The Men from the Ministry 19:30 FRI (b007jnvj)

The Michael Bentine Show 14:00 SAT (b007js4v)

The Michael Bentine Show 08:30 MON (b00jf6rv)

The Michael Bentine Show 12:30 MON (b00jf6rv)

The Michael Bentine Show 19:30 MON (b00jf6rv)

The Navy Lark 08:00 WED (b00yk0n7)

The Navy Lark 12:00 WED (b00yk0n7)

The Navy Lark 19:00 WED (b00yk0n7)

The Now Show 23:00 MON (b0512ln6)

The Now Show 09:00 TUE (b0512ln6)

The Now Show 18:00 TUE (b0512ln6)

The Now Show 01:00 WED (b0512ln6)

The Number 1 Ladies' Opera House 06:30 FRI (b00plfkq)

The Number 1 Ladies' Opera House 13:30 FRI (b00plfkq)

The Number 1 Ladies' Opera House 20:30 FRI (b00plfkq)

The Nun Who Nurtured Reggae 06:30 THU (b008cbvc)

The Nun Who Nurtured Reggae 13:30 THU (b008cbvc)

The Nun Who Nurtured Reggae 20:30 THU (b008cbvc)

The Nun Who Nurtured Reggae 02:30 FRI (b008cbvc)

The Odd Half Hour 22:30 WED (b00wdh4m)

The Older Woman 07:00 WED (b02w8xy7)

The Older Woman 17:30 WED (b02w8xy7)

The Older Woman 05:30 THU (b02w8xy7)

The Personality Test 09:00 THU (b007tckc)

The Personality Test 18:00 THU (b007tckc)

The Personality Test 01:00 FRI (b007tckc)

The Return of King Arthur 06:30 MON (b009s95k)

The Return of King Arthur 13:30 MON (b009s95k)

The Return of King Arthur 20:30 MON (b009s95k)

The Return of King Arthur 02:30 TUE (b009s95k)

The Skivers 23:30 WED (b00805wv)

The Stanley Baxter Playhouse 07:00 MON (b00tq1vh)

The Stanley Baxter Playhouse 17:30 MON (b00tq1vh)

The Stanley Baxter Playhouse 05:30 TUE (b00tq1vh)

The Strange Parallel World of Christian Pop 06:30 TUE (b008x9my)

The Strange Parallel World of Christian Pop 13:30 TUE (b008x9my)

The Strange Parallel World of Christian Pop 20:30 TUE (b008x9my)

The Strange Parallel World of Christian Pop 02:30 WED (b008x9my)

The Unbelievable Truth 07:30 MON (b050zy41)

The Unbelievable Truth 22:00 MON (b050zy41)

Thomas Hardy - Jude the Obscure 10:00 FRI (b007jq3z)

Thomas Hardy - Jude the Obscure 15:00 FRI (b007jq3z)

What Does the K Stand For? 07:30 WED (b0510ftl)

What Does the K Stand For? 22:00 WED (b0510ftl)

When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit 00:00 SAT (b00yb61d)

When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit 14:00 MON (b00yb61g)

When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit 00:00 TUE (b00yb61g)

When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit 14:00 TUE (b00yc1rb)

When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit 00:00 WED (b00yc1rb)

When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit 14:00 WED (b00yc1rf)

When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit 00:00 THU (b00yc1rf)

When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit 14:00 THU (b00yj0bs)

When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit 00:00 FRI (b00yj0bs)

When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit 14:00 FRI (b00yzj5s)

Why Do We Sing? 02:30 SAT (b00c5j0l)

Wimsey 02:00 SAT (b007k440)

Yes Minister 08:00 TUE (b007jlgh)

Yes Minister 12:00 TUE (b007jlgh)

Yes Minister 19:00 TUE (b007jlgh)