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SATURDAY 23 MAY 2015

SAT 00:00 The Heart of Hark'un (b007jqbs)
Episode 6

Is Shazir the real enemy? Can Arcos and his hero friends escape the Palace of Memory?

Conclusion of the fantasy-adventure by Peter Thomson and Jamie Thomson.

Arcos ..... Francis Thomson
Kaddah ..... Trevor Peacock
Vanna ..... Liz Whiting
Shazir ..... Crawford Logan
Bereneth ..... Edward Kelsey
Va ..... Melanie Hudson
Alviza ..... Emma Fielding
Rashiq ..... Theresa Streatfeild
Xander ...... Robert Portal

Producer: Peter Hutchings

First broadcast on BBC Radio 5 in October 1991.


SAT 00:30 My Life in Five Songs (b01bwgvv)
Series 4

The Proclaimers

With hits including 'Letter From America', Craig and Charlie Reid from the Proclaimers select songs for Phil Cunningham. From February 2012.


SAT 01:00 Dick Francis (b007qg3v)
Bolt

5. Nemesis for Two

Champion jockey Kit Fielding gets wind that Henri de Brescou plans to kill more horses. Kit is determined to put a stop to this needless slaughter.

Conclusion of Dick Francis's racing thriller.

Kit Fielding ...... Eric Allan
Princess Casilia ...... Sian Phillips
Danielle ...... Elizabeth MacGovern
Roland ...... Simon Carter
Wykeham ...... William Eedle
Prince Litsi ...... Sam Dastor
Henri ...... John Bull
Greening ...... Jack May
Thomas ...... Steve Hodson
Beatrice Bunt ...... Margaret Robertson
Allardeck ...... Bill Wallis

Dramatised by John Ashe.

Directed by Shaun MacLoughlin at BBC Pebble Mill.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1994.


SAT 01:30 Hip-Hop China-Style (b009jg3c)
Hip-hop artists in Beijing are unearthing forgotten parts of the Chinese language and traditional instruments. Stephen Armstrong explores this very distinctive fusion of East and West and examines the different generational responses to this music.


SAT 02:00 Thomas Hardy - The Woodlanders (b007jx8b)
Desperation

Reconciliation is on the cards, with the recognition of unspoken devotion. Concluded by Juliet Stevenson.


SAT 02:15 The Making of Music (b007qd02)
Series 1

Bach in Leipzig

James Naughtie presents a series chronicling the historical influences that affected the course of classical music.

15/30. Bach in Leipzig

From a bustling town in Germany, a civic employee produced some of the most sublime church music ever written. Despite being frequently at loggerheads with his employers, Johann Sebastian Bach continued to compose at a prolific rate.


SAT 02:30 Victor Hugo - Les Miserables (b007jmmy)
Episode 5

The Mayor of Montreuil reveals his true identity, while Fantine lies dangerously ill. Victor Hugo's epic stars Joss Ackland.


SAT 02:45 Jasper Rees - I Found My Horn (b00zn5ch)
Episode 5

The day of the big performance arrives, but is a year of endeavour enough to impress Jasper's peers? Read by Nicholas Boulton.


SAT 03:00 Home Front - Omnibus (b05n1m96)
23-27 March 1915

Amid appeals for more women to join the workforce, Marshalls loses two of its best employees.

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


SAT 04:00 The National Theatre of Brent's Iconic Icons (b00tbhbf)
Tracey Emin and How She Done the Bed

The multi award winning National Theatre of Brent's Artistic Director; Desmond Olivier Dingle and the entire acting company (Raymond Box) returns triumphantly to Radio 4 in the second of an occasional series celebrating the rare but rarefied beings deemed in Desmond's expert view to be Iconic Icons.

The second Iconic Icon is Tracey Emin.

Desmond and Raymond enact the controversial story of Tracey Emin and her ground breaking, but unmade, Bed. They also chuck in the entire history of modern art, popular culture in the 1990's and the first ever recreation of the female soul on radio.

Written by Patrick Barlow, with additional material by John Ramm, and performed by Patrick and John in front of an audience at the Bush Hall in London, this latest addition to the Brent canon will be as essential and massive a contribution to the current artistic life of this country as the rest of their work.

And, of course it will be very funny.

Director: Patrick Barlow
Producer: Liz Anstee
A CPL Production for BBC Radio 4.


SAT 04:30 On Baby Street (b00dyhd1)
Series 1

Episode 3

Expectant mum Geraldine is angry, Shona is upset and Yvette feels queasy. Stars Keith Allen and Kathy Burke. From January 1996.


SAT 05:00 Lucky Heather (b0075s45)
The Searchers

Emma thinks that her mother is having an affair and asks Heather to investigate...

Just this side of nosey, Heather is western movie-mad. She's also the Sherlock Holmes of the rundown Sutter Estate.

Sue Teddern's six-part comedy series star Lindsey Coulson as Heather. (Carol Jackson in BBC TV's EastEnders until 2015)

With Abigail Hart as Natalie, Ben Crowe as Ryan and Kelly Wright as Emma and Zeina Harding-Roots as Gill.

Director: David Hunter

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2000.


SAT 05:30 Boswell's Lives (b05vh1p4)
Series 1

Boswell's Life of Johnson

by Jon Canter

Comedy as James Boswell, Dr Johnson's celebrated biographer, pursues other legends to immortalise. Today he attempts to write a biography of another famous Johnson - Boris - when he is Mayor of London , but finds him a fiendish opponent especially on the whiff-whaff table.

Directed by Sally Avens.


SAT 06:00 Alan Ayckbourn - Just Between Ourselves (b007jss4)
Bittersweet couples comedy about cheery Dennis and poorly Vera, and the arrival of duo Neil and Pam. Stars Peter Vaughan.


SAT 07:30 Michael Bentine - The Reluctant Jester (b01jhyd5)
The Reluctant Jester

The Reluctant Jester

Spanning life, laughter and the paranormal - founding member of The Goon Show and one of the foremost comic minds of his generation - Michael Bentine shares stories of his incredible career in show business.

Michael Bentine CBE was born in 1922 and died in 1996.

Producer: Andy Aliffe

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in September 1993.


SAT 08:00 Archive on 4 (b0075qjt)
Some Like It Hot

Cleo Laine revisits the golden age of the all-girl swing band in the UK and America.

From Ivy Benson to the International Sweethearts of Rhythm, she explores the careers of professional women musicians in the 1940s in their own words.

Cleo speaks to musicians Sheila Tracey, Gracie Cole, Elsie Ford, Helen Wood, Carline Ray, Maxine Kneper, Rosa Bellamy and Viola Smith - plus historians Sally Placksin and Sherrie Tucker.

Producer: Virginia Crompton

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1999.


SAT 09:00 Radio Soaps (b007jpk5)
Tim Bentinck - aka the dependable David Archer from BBC Radio 4's The Archers - brings you all the dramas in the history of BBC radio soaps. Brace yourself to re-live the all daily goings on from serials past and present:

* MRS DALE'S DIARY

[05/01/1948] "I'm rather worried about Jim". The catchphrase of doctor's wife Mary Dale is still fondly remembered from the serial that run for 21 years based on her daily diary of life with husband Jim and children, Bob and Gwen. Starring Ellis Powell.

In the very first episode from 5th January 1948 at 4pm on the BBC Light Programme, the Dales are preparing to move to Parkwood Hill.

[01/11/1960] Senator Kennedy has just been elected President of the USA. Great Aunt Hester arrives from Canada - and she's brought with her a rather strange sounding family...

* WAGGONER'S WALK

[28/04/1969] 'Moving Pictures' This was BBC Radio 2's replacement for The Dales (as Mrs Dale's Diary was later called) In this very first episode from 28th April 1969 at 4.45pm - Sixties London is still swinging with three women sharing a flat in Hampstead. Sisters Lyn and Tracy find their new flatmate Barbara a bit square - and there's drama over a painting.

[21/02/1977] Eight years later and it's the year of the Queen's Silver Jubilee. Lyn has managed to marry and divorce her first husband and is on husband number two. Sister Tracy married an American and has a child. Tackling some tough storylines, Waggoner's Walk ran for 11 years until it was rapidly axed in 1980 after a BBC economy drive

* CITIZENS

[27/10/1987] The very first episode of BBC Radio 4's soap opera charting the lives of the residents of Limerick Road in the fictional London suburb of Ditcham. Stars Russell Boulter. Hear why the critics at the time weren't too impressed.

[04/07/1991] Four years later and the end is nigh for the residents of Ditcham with shock news of a kidnapping. 388 episodes of Citizens were broadcast twice a week until 25th July 1991.

* WESTWAY

[21/08/1999] This was the BBC World Service's very own soap which ran for 8 years - branding it " a slice of contemporary London life" set in a health centre.
In this episode, the matriarch and heart of Westway Health Centre, Dr Margaret Sampson is coming to terms with the death of her husband Mike - and his unconventional plans for his own funeral.

* THE ARCHERS

[23/09/1955] Essential drama from the heart of the country. The world's longest running soap opera began in 1951 on the BBC Home Service and is still going strong on BBC Radio 4. In this classic melodramatic episode, Grace Archer - recently married to Phil - gets trapped in a stable fire. Will she survive? Will she manage to wreck the opening of Associated-Rediffusion as ITV was launched London?

[14/05/1978] Its back to Brian's early days of marriage to Jennifer and a blonde siren called Eva was their German au pair.

Produced by Jayne Gibson.


SAT 12:00 Steptoe and Son (b00rq30b)
Series 1

The Stepmother

Harold's not too happy to meet his dad Albert's new girlfriend.

Starring Wilfrid Brambell and Harry H Corbett.

Following the conclusion of their hugely successful association with Tony Hancock, writers Ray Galton and Alan Simpson wrote 10 pilots for the BBC TV's Comedy Playhouse in 1962.

The Offer featured the lives of rag and bone men Albert Steptoe and son Harold - and was the spark for a run of 8 series on TV.

Albert …. Wilfrid Brambell
Harold …. Harry H. Corbett
Emma …. Joan Lovell

Adapted for radio from Galton and Simpson's TV script by Gale Pedrick.

Produced by Bobby Jaye

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in July 1966.


SAT 12:30 The Goon Show (b007k31h)
Series 4

The Collapse of the British Railway Sandwich System

Captain Seagoon investigates a mustard-and-cress-flavoured mystery at Clapham Junction station.

Groundbreaking, surreal BBC radio comedy written by Spike Milligan.

Starring:

Peter Sellers
Harry Secombe
Spike Milligan

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

With the Ray Ellington Quartet and Max Geldray.

Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott.

Announcer: Wallace Greenslade

Producer: Peter Eton

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in March 1954.


SAT 13:00 A Small Town Murder (Omnibus) (b05wckvp)
Series 7

Meera Syal stars as family liaison officer Jackie Hartwell. The body of Abi Hudson, daughter of 60s singer Connie Hudson, has been found floating in the local botanical gardens.


SAT 14:10 Inheritance Tracks (b05wcl3w)
Stephen Fry

The actor and raconteur chooses the Overture to Tannhauser by Richard Wagner, and 'The Spanish Flea' by Herb Alpert and Tijuana Brass.


SAT 14:15 Daunt and Dervish (b007s5tv)
Series 1

South of the Border

Daunt and Dervish have established their detective agency and there's a steady flow of business, in the days just after the end of the Second World War.

But their lives really become exciting when they rescue a woman from drowning, discover she is not at all what she seems, and find themselves involved in the more shady side of life at the race track.

Stars Imelda Staunton as Josephine Daunt, Anna Massey as Susan Dervish, Bill Patterson as Bill Mackie and Bill Nighy as Ted Sharping.

Format by Imelda Staunton and Anna Massey. Written by Guy Meredith.

Producer: Cherry Cookson. Director: Janet Whitaker.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2003.


SAT 15:00 Archive on 4 (b0075qjt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SAT 16:00 Alan Ayckbourn - Just Between Ourselves (b007jss4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 Michael Bentine - The Reluctant Jester (b01jhyd5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SAT 18:00 Doctor Who (b05wcly7)
The Renaissance Man

To continue Leela's education, the Doctor promises to take her to the famous Morovanian Museum. But the TARDIS lands instead in a quiet English village, where they meet the enigmatic collector Harcourt and his family.

When people start to die, reality doesn't appear quite what it was. There's something sinister going on within the walls of Harcourt's manor, and the stakes are higher than they can imagine.

The Doctor is about to discover that a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing.

Tom Baker is the Fourth Doctor, with his ancient warrior companion, Leela, played by Louise Jameson.

Written by Justin Richards and directed by Ken Bentley for Big Finish.

A Big Finish production.


SAT 19:00 Radio Soaps (b007jpk5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 Mark Watson Makes the World Substantially Better (b00k3n96)
Series 1

Greed/Gluttony

Welsh comedian Mark Watson sets out on his quest to free us from the seven deadly sins via stand-up comedy.

It's greed and gluttony for starters.

Tim Key and Tim Minchin provide sketches, songs and distractions.

Producer: Katie Marsden

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2007.


SAT 22:30 28 Acts in 28 Minutes (b01nq3p1)
Series 1

Episode 1

John Humphrys gives 28 performers 60 seconds to entertain an audience:

Richie Webb & Vicki Pepperdine
Jason Manford
Steve Punt & Hugh Dennis
Josie Long
Ed Byrne
Matt Holt
Nick Mohammed
Phil Nichol
Matt Kirshen
Lemn Sissay
The Cowards
Jason John Whitehead
Howard Read
Janey Godley
Count Arthur Strong
Al Pitcher
Martin White
Edward Aczel
Marcus Birdman
Tom Price
John Bishop
The Consultants
Sue Vale
Miles Jupp
Stefano Paolini
Rhod Gilbert
Seymour Mace
Nicholas Parsons

Producers: Rohan Acharya and Ed Morrish

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2006


SAT 23:00 The Lee Mack Show (b00bbnvy)
Tony Hadley

Tony Hadley joins the quick-fire comic for stand-up, sketches and music. With Angela McHale and Trevor Crook. From March 2005.


SAT 23:30 The Jason Byrne Show (b01g7nry)
Series 2

Holidays

Award-winning comedian Jason Byrne tackles the stress of going on holiday.

Stand up and sketches with Laurence Howarth and Daisy Haggard.

Producer: Julia McKenzie

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2009.



SUNDAY 24 MAY 2015

SUN 00:00 Doctor Who (b05wcly7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 A Small Town Murder (Omnibus) (b05wckvp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:10 Inheritance Tracks (b05wcl3w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:10 on Saturday]


SUN 02:15 Daunt and Dervish (b007s5tv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Saturday]


SUN 03:00 Archive on 4 (b0075qjt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 Alan Ayckbourn - Just Between Ourselves (b007jss4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 Michael Bentine - The Reluctant Jester (b01jhyd5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 Victor Hugo - Les Miserables Omnibus (b007jtrc)
Episode 1

France 1815: Jean Valjean - sentenced to 19 years hard labour for stealing a loaf of bread - is finally released from prison.

Given shelter by the kind-hearted Bishop of Digne, he's tempted to carry out one more criminal act.

Victor Hugo's epic story of social injustice, dramatised in 25 episodes by Sebastian Baczkiewicz and Lin Coghlan.

Starring Roger Allam as Jean Valjean, Joss Ackland as Victor Hugo, David Schofield as Inspector Javert and David De Keyser as Bishop Myriel.

Producer: Jeremy Mortimer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2001.


SUN 07:15 The Old Road (b0075qz9)
A Small Detour

Patrick Muirhead retraces Hilaire Belloc's 1899 walk from Winchester to Canterbury. Today he visits Belloc's house. From December 1999.


SUN 07:30 Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! (b0183rh7)
Series 3

The Advert

The ex-variety star is convinced he can play Malcolm's grandpa in a toffee commercial. Stars Steve Delaney. From January 2008.


SUN 08:00 Ray's a Laugh (b01hl2g5)
From 25/10/1949

Ted's horoscope is astoundingly accurate and George tries to solve a mystery.

Starring Ted Ray.

With Kitty Bluett, Peter Sellers, Patricia Hayes, Fred Yule and Leslie Perrins.

Ray's A Laugh - the successor to ITMA - follows the comedy exploits of Ted's life at home with his 'radio' wife Kitty, as well as in a variety of jobs. It ran from 1949-1961.

Scripted by Eddie Maguire and Ted Ray.

Music from Bob & Alf Pearson and The Beaux and The Belles.

BBC Dance Orchestra conducted by Stanley Black.

Producer: George Inns

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in October 1949.


SUN 08:30 Harry Worth (b00r2jxk)
Thirty Minutes Worth

The Holiday

Harry Worth's doctor prescribes him a sunshine holiday.

Starring Harry Worth.

With Jacqueline Clarke, Charles Collingwood, Julie Higginson and Milton Johns.

Script by Vince Powell.

Producer: Mike Craig

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in October 1988.


SUN 09:00 Gold Fever Omnibus (b05wcw1x)
Made for 4 Extra. In 2013, Steve Boggan packed his bags and flew to San Francisco to join a 21st-century gold rush, and he was not alone.


SUN 10:10 Inheritance Tracks (b05wcwsk)
Julian Clary

Camp comic Julian Clary chooses Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture and 'If Love Were All' by Noel Coward, as sung by Ian Shaw.


SUN 10:15 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b05wcxj6)
Eurovision

Graham Norton

From Grace Jones to his duet with Dolly Parton.

TV presenter and comedian, Graham Norton shares his castaway choices with Sue Lawley.

Graham was once voted the most powerful man in comedy with four BAFTAs and an international Emmy under his belt.

He's best known for his TV chat shows for Channel 4 and the BBC, as well as the annoying Father Noel in Father Ted. He's compared the two channels to the difference between a night out with your friends or a family Christmas lunch. Media critics pondered how his camp brand of adult humour would translate to mainstream TV. Graham went on to host a weekly show for BBC Radio 2, before switching to Virgin Radio.

Originally born Graham Walker in Dublin in 1963, he was brought up in the small town of Bandon in West Cork. As a child he loved TV describing it as a 'window to life' and a world he wanted to be part of.

He began an English and French degree at University College Cork but dropped out after his first year and went to America where he lived in a hippy commune in San Francisco. He eventually returned and enrolled at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London with the ambition of becoming an actor.

He changed his name to Norton - as the actor's union Equity infomed him they already had another Graham Walker on their books.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2004.


SUN 11:00 An Hour With... (b00ssn7d)
Brian Blessed

Actor and author Brian Blessed looks back at his stage and TV career and describes his extraordinary attempt to follow in the footsteps of his childhood hero George Leigh Mallory and climb Mount Everest wearing 1920s clothes.

In 1990, aged 53, Brian recreated the legendary expedition of Mallory and Irvine, who disappeared near the summit of Mount Everest in 1924, for the award-winning documentary film 'Galahad of Everest'.

Recorded on tour in November 1996, Brian also tells hilarious anecdotes about his roles in the TV show 'Z Cars', the musical 'Cats', and the film 'Flash Gordon', and recalls his experiences working with actors such as John Gielgud, Kenneth Branagh, Kevin Costner, John Hurt and others.


SUN 12:00 Ray's a Laugh (b01hl2g5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 12:30 Harry Worth (b00r2jxk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 13:00 Victor Hugo - Les Miserables Omnibus (b007jtrc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SUN 14:15 The Old Road (b0075qz9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today]


SUN 14:30 Sarah Hall - Wolf Border Omnibus (b05wcz1b)
Episode 1

Tough but wary Rachel Caine is a wolf expert. Hattie Morahan reads Sarah Hall's tale of wilderness, family, power and love.


SUN 15:45 Afternoon Reading (b011bz6k)
The Pocket AA Milne

Little Plays for Amateurs

A.A. Milne relives the agony and ecstasy of amateur dramatics during a country-house weekend.

A hundred years ago, A.A. Milne was honing his writing skills as Assistant Editor of Punch with his regular humorous columns and essays. Perfect gems of the form, his stories not only delight in the spirit of the age, they also transcend the years with their insights.

Parodying the country-house weekend, with its uncomfortable joys of evening games such as "Definitions", "The Complete Kitchen" and "High Jinks at Happy-Thought Hall", Milne captures the absurdity and vacuousness of characters in transition from idle youth to the tedium of adulthood.

Of course, no country house weekend would have been complete without "the little play for amateurs", perfectly formed examples of which Milne supplies in read-aloud form.

When he re-published this collection of his humorous stories much later in his career, he observed that for years his younger self was "a model to which I was failing to live up... in fact he became, as one's past is bound to become, both a rival and a millstone." His talent for comic observation that was to become evident in his tales of Winnie-the-Pooh is obvious in these essays.

As he wrote himself by way of introduction:
"This little book contains the best of what my rival was writing thirty years ago. I contemplate him now with detachment. I have grown to appreciate his quality. So impartial am I become, that I am torn between a desire to tell him how very, very good he is, and a desire to re-write his book for him. But I shall do neither, leaving him to speak for himself."

Read by Ian McNeice
Abridged and Produced by Neil Cargill
A Pier Production for BBC Radio 4.


SUN 16:00 Liz Lochhead - Blood And Ice (b00y8vw6)
In 1816, Mary Wollstonecraft eloped with her lover Percy Shelley to the shores of Lake Geneva.

They moved into a villa close to Lord Byron and turned their hands to writing ghostly tales.

A tale of the creation of Frankenstein by Liz Lochhead.

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley …. Gerda Stevenson
Percy Bysshe Shelley …. Stephen Boxer
Lord Byron …. Jack Klaff
Claire Clairmont …. Stella Gonet
Elise …. Tilly Vosburgh
The Creature …. Peter Kelly

Music composed and played by Robert Pettigrew.

Director: Marilyn Imrie

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1990.


SUN 17:30 Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! (b0183rh7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 18:00 Drama (b015zq4p)
All the Dark Corners

Something in the Water

All the Dark Corners: Something in the Water by Paul Cornell.

The second in our chilling series All the Dark Corners.

When crusading scientist and committed atheist James Woolmer is sacked from his job as a columnist, he decides to up sticks and move his family to the country to get away from it all. What he finds is a village gripped by hysteria and fear and a lucrative tourist industry surrounding Standlake's resident lake monster, Lachey. Despite the weird skin abrasions and the rumbling in the pipes James is utterly sceptical, until he sees something in the water.

James.....James Nickerson
Erica.....Zara Turner
Ben.....Joel Davies
Ruskin.....Conrad Nelson
Peter.....Jonathan Keeble
Batley.....Stephen Hoyle
Helen.....Ruth Alexander Rubin

directed by Nadia Molinari.


SUN 18:45 Afternoon Reading (b013835j)
Summer Ghosts

The Queen of Craigielee

"Yes, the ghosts you see at night, they're the souls - the auras, if you like - of good people who didn't deserve to die. That's why they're full of regret, and frightening. Ghosts we see in broad daylight are the ones whose death were right and fair - they've been redeemed by death. They were evil while alive..."

In this series of commissioned stories the aim is to present ghosts or ghostly happenings in the cold light of day. Will something 'unexplained' be as scary in a light that is... well, reliable to the eye!

2. The Queen of Craigielee by Louise Welsh
Photographing the deserted tower block means going to its thirtieth floor, which isn't really the place to be...

Reader Tracy Wiles
Producer Duncan Minshull.


SUN 19:00 An Hour With... (b00ssn7d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 20:00 Gold Fever Omnibus (b05wcw1x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SUN 21:10 Inheritance Tracks (b05wcwsk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:10 today]


SUN 21:15 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b05wcxj6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:15 today]


SUN 22:00 Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! (b0183rh7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 22:30 Very Old Pretenders (b014gghc)
The Patriots

Written by multi award-winning writer Carl Gorham, creator of cult TV animation show "Stressed Eric", the series explores what happens when two Jacobite soldiers from 1745 are found alive and well in a cave in Perthshire and have to be integrated into modern Scottish society by English academic Andrew Merron.

Anthropologist Andrew Merron attempts to introduce two Jacobite soldiers to modern notions of Scottishness. This week, in pursuit of patriotism, he takes them to a tartan shop on the Royal Mile. There, a chance encounter with a key ring brings back memories of the golden days and unlocks a great well of nationalistic feeling. But when they attend a football World Cup qualifier with Scotland taking on the tiny Dickson Isles, it all turns horribly sour.

Cast:
Andrew Merron......................David Haig
Denise Merron..................Rebecca Front
Rab ....................................Jack Docherty
Macdonald........................Gordon Kennedy
Commentator 2 / Train Announcer ....... Jack Docherty
Shuggy McNeil / Commentator 1.... Moray Hunter
Tess McNair ....... Morwenna Banks

Producer: Gordon Kennedy
An Absolutely production for BBC Radio 4.


SUN 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b05y0x1x)
The best in contemporary comedy. Tonight, Arthur Smith chats to Pierre Novellie.


SUN 23:00 All the World's a Globe (b007k4cp)
3. The Fall of Troy. The Rise of Greece

The Fall of Troy and the Rise of Greece

The history of mankind from the first amoeba to the Second World War.

Presented by the entire cast of the National Theatre of Brent - Desmond Olivier Dingle and Wallace, aided by Mr Barker.

With guest star Juliet Stevenson.

Written by Patrick Barlow, with additional material by Jim Broadbent and Martin Duncan.

With thanks to

Patrick Barlow
Jim Broadbent
Martin Duncan

Producer: Lissa Evans

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1990.


SUN 23:15 This Is Craig Brown (b00f41tk)
Travel

The Pedants' Association takes a trip to the seaside. The satirist pokes fun with Edward Fox and Rory Bremner. From March 2004.


SUN 23:30 Hamish and Dougal: You'll Have Had Your Tea (b007k1wk)
Series 2

The Monster in the Loch

The elderly Scotsmen have a monstrous encounter in the great outdoors. Stars Barry Cryer, Graeme Garden and Alison Steadman. From March 2004.


SUN 23:45 One (b00771sh)
Series 1

Episode 5

The sketch show where no sketch features more than one voice.

Written by David Quantick and starring Dan Maier, Lizzie Roper, Graeme Garden, Deborah Norton, Andrew Crawford, Dan Antopolski, Simon Greenall and Kate Gielgud, with Bill Oddie and Jeremy Clarkson as themselves.



MONDAY 25 MAY 2015

MON 00:00 Drama (b015zq4p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 00:45 Afternoon Reading (b013835j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:45 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 Victor Hugo - Les Miserables Omnibus (b007jtrc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:15 The Old Road (b0075qz9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 on Sunday]


MON 02:30 Sarah Hall - Wolf Border Omnibus (b05wcz1b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Sunday]


MON 03:45 Afternoon Reading (b011bz6k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:45 on Sunday]


MON 04:00 Liz Lochhead - Blood And Ice (b00y8vw6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! (b0183rh7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 Julie Enfield Investigates (b00th9yk)
Terminus

1. Corpse

When a horrifically mutilated corpse is found on the railway track near the terminus, DS Julie Enfield's hardest job is to identify the victim.

Starring Imelda Staunton as Detective Superintendent Julie Enfield

Atmospheric thriller written by Nick Fisher.

Imelda Staunton ..... DS Julie Enfield
Nicholas Farrell ..... DCI Michael Stanley
Charles Simpson ..... DS Kevin Richards
Dominic Letts ..... Terminus
Geoffrey Matthews ..... Julie Enfield's Father
David Jarvis ..... Jim Stevens
Maggie McCarthy ..... Sarah
Paul Panting ..... Victim
John Evitts ..... Train Driver
Rachel Atkins ..... Passenger
Tom Bevan ..... Police Constable

Producer: Richard Wortley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1994.


MON 06:30 Soho Stories (b00lqz82)
A Thousand Flowers

Thirty years ago, virtually every home-grown programme on British Television was made by either the BBC or ITV. Today, the biggest and most successful, from Big Brother and Spooks to The Apprentice and X-Factor, are made by independent producers. Television executive, programme maker and broadcaster Paul Jackson goes behind some of these multi-million pound success stories to chart the rise and rise of independent producers - from the isolated minnows of the early 1980's to the global monoliths of today.

It is this transformation over the course of just over quarter of a century that Paul Jackson explores in this three part series, aided and abetted by some of those who made the transition from troublesome outsiders into possibly the most influential, and powerful, players in the industry today responsible for making and supplying as much as 50% of what is broadcast in the UK. People like Simon Cowell (the man behind X-Factor and Britain's Got Talent and star of an American show that reportedly drives 60% of the revenue of the Fox Network), Jimmy Mulville (Co-founder and Managing Director of Hat Trick Productions), Paul Smith (the now millionaire behind Who Wants To Be A Millionaire and Slumdog Millionaire), Peter Bazalgette (who brought Big Brother to the UK and helped sell it the world over), and Sir David Frost (one of the earliest independent producers, responsible for such shows from The Two Ronnies to The Nixon Interviews).

Also taking part Sir Paul Fox, Lord Griffiths, Paul Bonner, Lorraine Heggessey, Simon Shaps and Peter Salmon.

With plot twists worthy of Ashes To Ashes, as much tension as Britain's Got Talent and a payday to rival Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?, Paul Jackson draws on his own experiences in the television industry to trace the development of a sector that earns the country almost half a billion pounds a year in exports alone.

Producer: Paul Kobrak.


MON 07:00 The Right Time (b007zhn2)
Series 1

Episode 5

The sketch show about modern life with people who have lived a bit of it. Stars Eleanor Bron and Clive Swift. From September 2001.


MON 07:30 Just a Minute (b05v7tl2)
Series 72

Episode 1

Nicholas Parsons returns to host a new series of the popular panel game, recorded at the Shaw Theatre in London. He is joined by panellists Paul Merton, Tim Rice, Liza Tarbuck and Graham Norton who will attempt to talk without deviation, hesitation or repetition on such diverse topics as English Sparkling Wine and Crows Feet.

Hayley Sterling blows the whistle.

Produced by Victoria Lloyd
A BBC Comedy Production.


MON 08:00 Dad's Army (b007q93v)
Series 1

No Spring for Frazer

When Private Frazer loses a Lewis gun's butterfly spring, he must track down a coffin.

Six years after legendary sitcom Dad's Army started on BBC TV, these specially adapted radio versions began recording with the original cast.

Starring Arthur Lowe as Captain Mainwaring, John Le Mesurier as Sergeant Wilson, Clive Dunn as Corporal Jones, John Laurie as Private Fraser, Arnold Ridley as Private Godfrey, Bill Pertwee as ARP Warden Hodges, Joan Cooper as Miss Barker and Timothy Bateson as Mr Blewitt. With John Snagge as the announcer.

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

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 4 in June 1974.


MON 08:30 As Time Goes By (b007k7gr)
Series 2

Episode 4

As Jean's sister-in-law and husband visit, Lionel acts like a psychiatrist.

Starring Judi Dench as Jean and Geoffrey Palmer as Lionel. With Moira Brooker as Judith and Philip Bretherton as Alistair.

A six-part adaptation by Bob Larbey of series two of his popular BBC TV sitcom. Two former lovers Jean and Lionel have been reunited unexpectedly after losing contact for 38 years.

After falling in love in the early 1950s, army officer Lionel was sent to Korea, but they lost touch after a letter he sent to her never arrived. Both assumed the other had lost interest, but their paths have crossed again on his return to England.

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in February 1998.


MON 09:00 Booked (b007549n)
Series 1

Episode 6

Dr Faustus brews up with Willy Wonka, and Ma Larkin bares all to the butler from Remains of the Day.

For the last time in this series, Miles Kington, Mark Thomas, Roger McGough and Dillie Keane deliver their wicked thoughts in the irreverent literary game.

Chaired by Ian McMillan.

Producer: Marc Jobst

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1995.


MON 09:30 Getting Nowhere Fast (b007zn0h)
Series 1

Episode 1

Ex-lovers turned cafe-bar owners Pam and Merv discuss love, life and a revamp. Stars Mervyn Stutter. From November 2001.


MON 10:00 Katie Hims - The Earthquake Girl (b05wh9n4)
Edie works in a library and is terrified of causing a world catastrophe.

Edie's sister-in-law, Lila, thinks she should go out and find a man, but she’d rather stay in to write a gothic romance, in fact, Edie would be a library if she could...

Katie Hims’ award-winning play stars Saskia Reeves.

Edie …. Saskia Reeves
Lila/Aunt Ameila …. Jane Hollowood
Mrs Penny …. Jean Alexander
Erroll Maroon …. Burt Caesar
The Hero …. Philip Rham
Library Supervisor …. Barbara Marten

Directed at BBC Manchester by Kate Rowland

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1997.


MON 11:00 The Interview (b00770d8)
The Nut House

A gunman walks into a vegetarian restaurant in Edinburgh. Short story written and read by comedian Ian MacPherson. From October 2006.


MON 11:15 RF Delderfield - To Serve Them All My Days (b00xh3kt)
Episode 1

It's 1918, and soldier Davy Powlett-Jones, invalided out of the trenches, must face a new start in life.

RF Delderfield's classic novel of life between the wars. Dramatised in five parts by Shaun McKenna.

Stars Oliver Milburn as Davy Powlett-Jones, John Wood as Algy Herries, John Rowe as Howarth, Anthony Calf as Carter, Alison Pettitt as Beth, Delroy Brown as the Guard, Josh Freeborn as "Nipper" Shawe, Steven Williams as "Chad" Boyer and Steven Roberts as Briarley.

Director: Marc Beeby

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2006.


MON 12:00 Dad's Army (b007q93v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 As Time Goes By (b007k7gr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 Julie Enfield Investigates (b00th9yk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 Soho Stories (b00lqz82)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b00t3tfq)
Tishani Doshi - The Pleasure Seekers

Episode 1

Poet, journalist and dancer, Tishani Doshi, has a Welsh mother and a Gujurati father. This twin inheritance is at the heart of her comic, lyrical and tenderly written first novel about four generations of the Patel-Joneses, who live in a little house with orange and black gates next door to the Punjab Women's Association in Madras. It's an epic story full of vividly drawn characters, whose private lives are played out against the backdrop of the public events of the twentieth century, as the family wrestles with what it means to call somewhere home.

This first episode begins in August 1968 when Babo, eldest son of Prem Kumar, becomes the first member of the Patel family to leave Madras and fly to London to further his education. On the night before the flight his father has a terrible premonition of trouble, in the form of a dream in which all his family is lost. Babo's mother, meanwhile, has more practical worries on her mind and gives strict instructions to her son about his obligations as a vegan and a follower of the Jain religion. Babo must resist the temptations of meat, alcohol and, most importantly, women.

How shocked his parents would be, then, to see their son, four months later, drinking Peppermint Schnapps, eating poached eggs and making love to Sian Jones, a cream-skinned girl from Wales, with whom Babo falls head over heels in love with, from the moment he sees the twirl of red ribbon in her hair.

The reader is Indira Varma, who appeared recently in the 6 part BBC drama Luther. Indira's previous television and film roles include Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love in 1997, and Bride and Prejudice in 2004. In 2006 she played Suzie Costello in Torchwood.

Abridged and Directed by Nigel Lewis

Produced by Kate McAll.


MON 14:15 The Making of Music (b007qw8b)
Series 1

Bach's St Matthew Passion

James Naughtie presents a series chronicling the historical influences that affected the course of classical music.

16/30. Bach's St Matthew Passion

Johann Sebastian's recurring choral theme, inherited from his Lutheran predecessors, had a profound effect on the history of music.


MON 14:30 Victor Hugo - Les Miserables (b007jmnw)
Episode 6

Jean Valjean is determined to rescue Fantine's child from a life of misery with the Thernadier family.

Victor Hugo's epic story of social injustice, dramatised in 25 episodes by Sebastian Baczkiewicz and Lin Coghlan.

Starring Roger Allam as Jean Valjean, Joss Ackland as Victor Hugo, Henry Goodman as Thenardier, Jane Whittenshaw as Mme Thenardier, Sophie Shad as Cosette, Connie Gurie as Eponine, Ewan Bailey as Drinker 1 / Tradesman 1 and Peter Darney as Drinker 2 / Tradesman 2.

Producer: Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2001.


MON 14:45 Book of the Week (b00t17d2)
Jackie Kay - Red Dust Road

Episode 1

It was the imminent birth of her son that prompted the poet and novelist Jackie Kay to try and trace the parents who had given her up for adoption in the 1960s.

Her own childhood had been a profoundly happy one with open and loving parents . They had always made it clear to her that she and her elder brother, both mixed race, were 'special' because they had been 'chosen'. But Scotland and indeed Britain was not always an easy place to be, particularly in those early years, if your skin colour happened to be several shades darker than everybody else's.

The casual offensiveness of the oft-phrased question "where are you from?" - which looked beyond her obviously Scottish accent and saw only her non-white skin - provoked a defiant assertion: "Here." School lessons about Africa were always an uncomfortable experience as classmates trotted out the dancing, drumming, mud-hut cliches.

Eventually, with the solid support of her family and her partner and friends, Kay decided that she needed to know the story of where she was from, and embarked on the complex emotional and physical journey.

Her Mum was a great storyteller and had often shared imaginings of a tragic romance broken off by an arranged betrothal, a princely heritage and a Sidney Poitier-like figure for a father. The truth, as Kay discovers, never quite matches the fantasies - sometimes it outdoes them. As for the jigsaw puzzle of heritage, family and identity, assembling the pieces doesn't always provide answers.

Read by the author.

Producer/Abridger: Jill Waters
A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.


MON 15:00 Katie Hims - The Earthquake Girl (b05wh9n4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 Booked (b007549n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 16:30 Getting Nowhere Fast (b007zn0h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


MON 17:00 The Right Time (b007zhn2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 17:30 Just a Minute (b05v7tl2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 18:00 The Devil in Amber by Mark Gatiss (b00tvk9s)
1. Pursuit

Opening in 1920s Manhattan, Edwardian dandy and secret agent, Lucifer Box is in hot pursuit of the dodgy dealer responsible for an influx of cheap cocaine to the city.

Mark Gatiss reads his novel abridged in five parts by David Jackson Young.

Dashing hero, Lucifer Box is an assassin, spy and sometime portrait painter.

Producer: Kirsteen Cameron.

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by BBC Scotland and first broadcast in 2010.


MON 18:30 A Good Read (b0075q46)
John Sergeant and Hunter Davies

Bel Mooney and her guests John Sergeant ( then the BBC's Chief Political Correspondent) and author Hunter Davies discuss their favourite paperbacks by Evelyn Waugh, Alfred Wainwright and Niall Williams. From 1999.

Four Letters Of Love by Niall Williams
Publisher: Picador

Northern Fells by Alfred Wainwright
Publisher: Michael Joseph

Scoop by Evelyn Waugh
Publisher: Penguin.


MON 19:00 Dad's Army (b007q93v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 As Time Goes By (b007k7gr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 Julie Enfield Investigates (b00th9yk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 Soho Stories (b00lqz82)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 The Interview (b00770d8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:15 RF Delderfield - To Serve Them All My Days (b00xh3kt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


MON 22:00 Just a Minute (b05v7tl2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 Hearing With Hegley (b0075ss5)
Series 3

Episode 7

John invites poet Christopher Logue and 'actor of sorts' Andrew Bailey to his house to perform the Tarantella. From March 2000.


MON 22:45 What to Do If You're Not Like Everybody Else (b00tq0p4)
Series 1

Work

Andrew Lawrence explores the pressure we all face to do a full-time job and earn sufficient money to live a respectable life.

A four part mini-series of short comedic monologues taking a light-hearted look at various aspects of conventional living and the pressure we feel to conform to social norms and ideals.

From the Edinburgh Comedy Festival.

Written by Andrew Lawrence.

Producer: Jane Berthoud

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2010.


MON 23:00 The News Quiz Extra (b05wj6vj)
Series 14

Episode 2

A satirical review of the week's news, chaired by Sandi Toksvig, with regular panellist Jeremy Hardy and guests Hugo Rifkind, Mark Steel and Holly Walsh.


MON 23:45 Creme de la Crime (b007jr3j)
Series 1

The Cheese Killer

Michael Feydeau and David Pershore review the murderous case of Charles Sparrow. Stars Punt and Dennis. From September 2001.



TUESDAY 26 MAY 2015

TUE 00:00 The Devil in Amber by Mark Gatiss (b00tvk9s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 A Good Read (b0075q46)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 Julie Enfield Investigates (b00th9yk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 Soho Stories (b00lqz82)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b00t3tfq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:15 The Making of Music (b007qw8b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 Victor Hugo - Les Miserables (b007jmnw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:45 Book of the Week (b00t17d2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 Katie Hims - The Earthquake Girl (b05wh9n4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 Booked (b007549n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:30 Getting Nowhere Fast (b007zn0h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 The Right Time (b007zhn2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 Just a Minute (b05v7tl2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007wvwz)
Terminus

2. Busker

The "Lucky Charm" murders mount up. Shelley, the Irish busker, is under suspicion for the murders, but DS Richards is convinced she's "a nice kid".

Starring Imelda Staunton as Detective Superintendent Julie Enfield.

Atmospheric thriller written by Nick Fisher.

Imelda Staunton ..... DS Julie Enfield
Nicholas Farrell ..... DCI Michael Stanley
Charles Simpson ..... DS Kevin Richards
Dominic Letts ..... Terminus
Geoffrey Matthews ..... Julie Enfield's Father
Neville Jason ..... Timothy Lynham
Elaine Claxton ..... Shelley
Tina Grey ..... Mrs Winterton
Maggie McCarthy ..... Sarah
David Jarvis ..... Station Announcer
Margaret John ..... Bag Lady

Producer: Richard Wortley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1994.


TUE 06:30 Soho Stories (b00ltl6n)
Lifestyle or Business?

In 1993, the Sir Alan Sugar of his day, Sir John Harvey Jones stood up at the Edinburgh Television Festival and declared that the independent production sector was less of a business and more of a lifestyle; more like mice running in a large wheel and less something people should invest in.

In the second programme of his series on the history of independent production, Paul Jackson looks at how the foundations were laid for a viable business model. With the help of activist Michael Darlow and head of Margaret Thatcher's policy unit in No 10, Brian (now Lord) Griffiths, he explains how the indies were able to persuade the government that both the BBC and ITV should be compelled to take a proportion of programmes from independent producers. The 25% quota campaign was later described as the most successful political lobby in British modern history.

And Peter Bazalgette (Ready Steady Cook & Groundforce), Paul Smith (Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?), Jimmy Mulville (Have I Got News For You), Jon Thoday (Fantasy Football), David Frank (Wife Swap) and Henry Normal (Marion & Geoff and The Mighty Boosh) are all on hand to describe the artistic and business opportunities that presented themselves (or they were able to carve out) during the 1990's.

With plot twists worthy of Ashes To Ashes, as much tension as Britain's Got Talent and a payday to rival Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?, Paul Jackson draws on his own experiences in the television industry to trace the development of a sector that today earns the country almost half a billion pounds a year in exports alone.

Producer: Paul Kobrak.


TUE 07:00 Dry Slopes (b00ly7c2)
Series 1

Dry Wit

Friendless, jobless Angus writes a requiem to himself. He is really a genius, you know

Nick Ball’s sitcom about the unemployed son of a high-flying mother.

Angus Dry ...... Nick Ball
Mum ...... Louisa Rix

With Robert Harley, Toby Longworth and Julie Gibbs.

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1995.


TUE 07:30 Mark Steel's in Town (b05vcxkc)
Series 6

Fleetwood

"Welcome to Fleetwood - Where Breastfeeding Is Always Welcome"

Mark Steel returns with a sixth series of the award winning show that travels around the country, researching the history, heritage and culture of six towns that have nothing in common but their uniqueness, and performs a bespoke evening of comedy for the local residents.

In the first programme, Mark visits the Lancashire Seaside Town of Fleetwood, the first planned town of the Victorian era. Home of Fisherman's Friend lozenges, the first female professional boxer Jane Couch, and trams. Originally built as a port to be the main stop off point between London and Scotland before railway engineers spoilt all that by building a line through the lake district. Mark discovers a proud town full of optimistic people, that is, until you mention Blackpool.

Written and performed by ... Mark Steel
Additional material by ... Pete Sinclair
Production co-ordinator ... Hayley Stirling
Producer ... Carl Cooper

A BBC Radio Comedy Production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2015.


TUE 08:00 Round the Horne (b00j05x3)
Series 1

The Man with the Golden Thunderball

Kenneth Horne, Master Spy probes a robot plot, while Julian and Sandy tackle his patio courtesy of Bona Homes and Fabe Gardens.

With Kenneth Williams, Hugh Paddick, Betty Marsden and Bill Pertwee.

Recorded at the BBC's Paris Studio in Lower Regent Street, London. Announcer: Douglas Smith

Round The Horne was born out of the demise of BBC radio comedy Beyond Our Ken, after the end of writer Eric Merriman's involvement. Using the same cast and producer, Barry Took and Marty Feldman were persuaded to write the scripts - which led to four series that ran between 1965 and 1968 - packed full of parodies, recurring characters, catchphrases and double-entendres.

Music by Edwin Braden and the Hornblowers and The Fraser Hayes Four.

Producer: John Simmonds

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in May 1965.


TUE 08:30 The Ken Dodd Show (b05wjsdf)
From 24/8/1975

Professor Chuckabutty lectures on great leaders and inventors - and Laurel's got a surprise for Hardy.

Starring Ken Dodd.

With Jo Manning Wilson, Miriam Margolyes, Talfryn Thomas, Chris Emmett and Michael McClain.

Devised and written by Ken Dodd with Dave Dutton, David McKellar, Norman Beadle and Terry Ravenscroft.

Doddy's Diddy Orchestra conducted by Geoff Alderson.

Producer: Bobby Jaye

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 2 in August 1975.


TUE 09:00 The News Quiz Extra (b05wj6vj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:45 Creme de la Crime (b007jr3j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:45 on Monday]


TUE 10:00 Evelyn Waugh - Brideshead Revisited (b007k2ms)
Beginnings

Midway through the war, a disillusioned Captain Charles Ryder finds himself posted to a remote country retreat. It's Brideshead Castle, scene of the happiest years of his young, impressionable life and the beginnings of his friendship with Sebastian Flyte - whose presence will forever haunt him.

Ben Miles and Jamie Bamber star in Evelyn Waugh's most famous novel of life, love and a forgotten era.

Dramatised in four parts by Jeremy Front.

Charles Ryder ...... Ben Miles
Sebastian Flyte ...... Jamie Bamber
Julia ...... Anne-Marie Duff
Cordelia ...... Abby Ford
Brideshead ...... Toby Jones
Boy Mulcaster ...... Tom Smith
Nanny Hawkins ...... Ann Beach
Jasper ...... Martin Hyder
Anthony Blanche ...... Geoffrey Streatfeild
Hooper ...... Andrew Wincott
Collins ...... Scott Brooksbank
Mr Ryder ...... Benjamin Whitrow

Music by Neil Brand

Director: Marion Nancarrow

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2003.


TUE 11:00 The Interview (b00770ds)
The Last Comeback

An aging diva is about to be interviewed by her occasional lover. But he's indisposed. Sian Preece short story read by Joanna Tope. From October 2006.


TUE 11:15 RF Delderfield - To Serve Them All My Days (b00xhck3)
Episode 2

Despite clashing with the science master in 1920, Davy settles into school life and his wife is expecting. Stars Oliver Milburn.


TUE 12:00 Round the Horne (b00j05x3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 The Ken Dodd Show (b05wjsdf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007wvwz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 Soho Stories (b00ltl6n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b00t5kkw)
Tishani Doshi - The Pleasure Seekers

Episode 2

Tishani Doshi's comic yet tender story of four generations of the Patel-Joneses, inspired by her own Welsh-Gujurati background.

Babo has left his family behind in Madras to go to London to further his studies. Despite being a vegan and a teetotaller, he has eaten meat and drunk Peppermint Schnapps - worse than both of these things though, in his mother's eyes, he's fallen in love - with a Welsh girl. At home in Madras, in the house with orange and black gates, and still unaware of this news, Trishala worries about her son all those thousands of miles away in England. Meanwhile, in London, Babo and Sian's secret relationship grows stronger and more passionate every day. Then, on a trip out, they bump into some old friends of Babo's parents who decide that it's time for the Patels learn about their son's deception. A telegram is sent.

The reader is Indira Varma who appeared recently in the 6 part BBC drama Luther. In 2006 she played Suzie Costello Torchwood.

Abridged and directed by Nigel Lewis.

Produced by Kate McAll.


TUE 14:15 The Making of Music (b007r035)
Series 1

Handel

James Naughtie presents a series chronicling the historical influences that affected the course of classical music.

17/30. Handel

German-born composer George Frideric Handel made English music great. He invented English oratorio and his Messiah became one of the foundation stones of the English choral tradition.


TUE 14:30 Victor Hugo - Les Miserables (b007jmpb)
Episode 7

Jean Valjean and Cosette arrive in Paris to start a new life, but Valjean's past catches up with him. Starring Joss Ackland.


TUE 14:45 Book of the Week (b00t3cyy)
Jackie Kay - Red Dust Road

Episode 2

Acclaimed Scottish poet Jackie Kay traces her biological parents in a journey from Scotland to Lagos.

Jackie continues her journey in search of her roots. Today she meets her birth mother for the first time, and comes closer to tracking down her birth father.

Read by the author.

Producer/Abridger: Jill Waters
A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.


TUE 15:00 Evelyn Waugh - Brideshead Revisited (b007k2ms)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 Whispers (b00cbszf)
Series 2

Episode 6

Gyles Brandreth hosts the quiz show with scandal on its mind and slander at its heart.

Charles Collingwood and Simon Fanshawe join team captains Lucy Moore and Anthony Holden to run the gauntlet of gossip.

Producer: Elizabeth Freestone

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2004.


TUE 16:30 Electric Ink (b0116gvm)
Series 1

Episode 1

Maddox is an old school journalist struggling to keep up with new technology.

He feels the art of finding stories is being forgotten and he is not about to let that happen.

Old hacks meet new media in Alistair Beaton’s satire set in the changing world of the newspaper industry.

Maddox ...... Robert Lindsay
Oliver ...... Alex Jennings
Amelia ...... Elizabeth Berrington
Tasneem ...... Zita Sattar
Masha ...... Debbie Chazen
Freddy ...... Ben Willbond
Announcer ...... Matt Addis

With additional material by Tom Mitchelson.

Director: Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2009.


TUE 17:00 Dry Slopes (b00ly7c2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 17:30 Mark Steel's in Town (b05vcxkc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 18:00 The Devil in Amber by Mark Gatiss (b00tz24d)
2. Accused

Probing a Fascist cult in 1920s New York, Edwardian dandy and secret agent, Lucifer Box's plans to infiltrate nasty Fascist cult F.A.U.S.T. have gone awry.

Mark Gatiss reads from his own novel.

Dashing hero, Lucifer Box is an assassin, spy and sometime portrait painter.

Abridged by David Jackson Young.

Producer: Kirsteen Cameron.

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by BBC Scotland and first broadcast in 2010.


TUE 18:30 Frankly Speaking (b05wk1bm)
Danny Blanchflower

Danny Blanchflower, Captain of Tottenham Hotspur and of Northern Ireland talks to 4 minute miler Roger Bannister and writer Brian Glanville about himself and way of life.

In 1961, Danny Blanchflower, 35, was about to approach one of the highlights of his career in the season in which Tottenham won their first 11 matches and when the north London club became the first since Victorian times to achieve the coveted League and FA Cup double.

Danny answers questions about his early years and love of football. Known for his strong views about the game, he describes the system as too restrictive for footballers to have freedom to play and develop. In 1961 British footballers earned much less than their counterparts in Spain and Italy

Launched in 1952, Frankly Speaking was a completely novel and ground breaking BBC series. Initially there were three interviewers and the series was both unrehearsed and unscripted.

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in 1961.


TUE 19:00 Round the Horne (b00j05x3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 The Ken Dodd Show (b05wjsdf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007wvwz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 Soho Stories (b00ltl6n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 The Interview (b00770ds)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 21:15 RF Delderfield - To Serve Them All My Days (b00xhck3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


TUE 22:00 Mark Steel's in Town (b05vcxkc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 I've Never Seen Star Wars (b00rms97)
Series 3

Ardal O'Hanlon

Marcus Brigstocke invites his guest Ardal O'Hanlon to try five things he's never done before including bell ringing.

Whether the experiences are banal or profound, the show is about embracing the new and getting out of our comfort zones.

The title comes from the fact that the show's producer and creator Bill Dare had never seen Star Wars.

Producer: Bill Dare.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2010.


TUE 23:00 Rubbish (b00770kq)
Series 1

Whistleblower

Martin Christmas is reporter Adam Monk's local government whistleblower, so he's horrified to learn of the existence of a rival mystery whistleblower

This one has told Adam that it was none other than Martin who ordered the notorious "Dalek of Death" compost bins!

Suddenly local government is a very threatening place.

Reece Dinsdale stars as local government officer, cynic and manic-depressive, Martin Christmas in Tony Bagley's sitcom.

Martin ...... Reece Dinsdale
Adam ...... Paul Reynolds
Roger ...... Paul Copley
Scott ...... Kevin Eldon
Sarah ...... Nicola Walker
Alan ...... Mike Walling
Barney ...... James Lance
Speaker 1 ...... Mark Maier

Producer: Claire Bartlett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2006.


TUE 23:30 Pick Ups (b008xh46)
Series 1

Episode 6

Mike thinks his number may be well and truly up when he is forced to drive Pat to the cemetery in a final bid for freedom. Dave's warm generosity unwittingly saves the day, with the help of Dame Julie Andrews. Sitcom by Ian Kershaw, set around a Manchester taxi company. With John Thomson, Sally Lindsay, Ash Tandon, Phil Rowson.



WEDNESDAY 27 MAY 2015

WED 00:00 The Devil in Amber by Mark Gatiss (b00tz24d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 Frankly Speaking (b05wk1bm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007wvwz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 Soho Stories (b00ltl6n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b00t5kkw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday]


WED 02:15 The Making of Music (b007r035)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Tuesday]


WED 02:30 Victor Hugo - Les Miserables (b007jmpb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:45 Book of the Week (b00t3cyy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 Evelyn Waugh - Brideshead Revisited (b007k2ms)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 Whispers (b00cbszf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:30 Electric Ink (b0116gvm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:30 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 Dry Slopes (b00ly7c2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 Mark Steel's in Town (b05vcxkc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jxr3)
Terminus

3. Playing Games

Timothy Lineham, MP, is the 'Lucky Charm' killer's third victim. A drugs or terrorist connection seems likely. Events take a bizarre turn for DS Julie Enfield.

Starring Imelda Staunton as Detective Superintendent Julie Enfield

Atmospheric thriller written by Nick Fisher.

Imelda Staunton ..... DS Julie Enfield
Nicholas Farrell ..... DCI Michael Stanley
Charles Simpson ..... DS Kevin Richards
Dominic Letts ..... Terminus
Geoffrey Matthews ..... Julie Enfield's Father
Tina Grey ..... Mrs Winterton
Elaine Claxton ..... Shelley
Maggie McCarthy ..... Sarah
David Jarvis ..... Station Announcer
Tom Bevan ..... The Beggar

Producer: Richard Wortley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1994.


WED 06:30 Soho Stories (b00lxsqf)
Mergers and Acquisitions and Megabucks

A mere seven years ago, there were some in the industry who dismissed the independent production sector as unsustainable. However following government intervention in 2003, it is now the envy of the world and British television has become responsible for some 53% of all format hours on the planet.

However, with the emergence of a worldwide digital market, its future is once more uncertain. In the final programme of the series, Paul Jackson is joined by the likes of Simon Cowell (X-Factor and Britain's Got Talent), Peter Bazalgette (Big Brother and Deal Or No Deal), Lorraine Heggessey (The Apprentice and The Bill), Paul Smith (Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? and Slumdog Millionaire), Jimmy Mulville (Have I Got News For You and Outnumbered), Steve Morrison (Skins and George Gently), David Frank (Wife Swap and Faking It) and Henry Normal (The Mighty Boosh and Gavin & Stacey) to follow the changing fortunes of their industry during the 2000s and to discuss what is needed to maintain our artistic and business supremacy in the future.

With plot twists worthy of Ashes To Ashes, as much tension as Britain's Got Talent and a payday to rival Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?, Paul Jackson draws on his own experiences in the television industry to trace the development of a sector that today earns the country almost half a billion pounds a year in exports alone.

Producer: Paul Kobrak.


WED 07:00 The Older Woman (b03bsg2p)
Series 2

Episode 6

After his TV documentary, Roy Hitchcock has, at last, achieved recognition, but at what price?

Reputations and relationships are put on the line and some extreme weather conditions seem to be contributing towards an ending of apocalyptic proportions.

The final episode of Tony Bagley’s romantic comedy drama serial mixing fantasy with reality.

Starring Martin Clunes as Roy Hitchcock, Geraldine James as Jane Gallaghan, Nicky Henson as Chad Mann, David Troughton as Colin, Rebecca Front as Mrs Churchill and Tilly Vosburgh as Marina

Other parts played by Alistair McGowan, Melanie Hudson, Peter Serafinowcz and Paul Panting.

Producer: Paul Schlesinger:

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1994.


WED 07:30 Clare in the Community (b03s754k)
Series 9

Driven to Extremes

Clare is facing a disciplinary tribunal after a seemingly straightforward job goes awry. Can she convince the panel of her professionalism? At home, Brian tries to cheer up a despondent Nali.

Sally Phillips is Clare Barker the social worker who has all the right jargon but never a practical solution.

A control freak, Clare likes nothing better than interfering in other people's lives on both a professional and personal basis. Clare is in her thirties, white, middle class and heterosexual, all of which are occasional causes of discomfort to her.

Clare continually struggles to control both her professional and private life

In today's Big Society there are plenty of challenges out there for an involved, caring social worker. Or even Clare.

Written by Harry Venning and David Ramsden.

Clare ...... Sally Phillips
Brian ...... Alex Lowe
Nali ...... Nina Conti
Mr Byrne ...... Richard Lumsden
Ms Mellor ...... Liza Tarbuck
Mr Plummer ...... Andrew Wincott
Joan ...... Sarah Thom
Hannah ...... Alex Tregear
Dermott ...... Arthur Hughes

Producer: Alexandra Smith.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2014.


WED 08:00 The Navy Lark (b0109dss)
Series 3

In Portsmouth for a Refit

The crew of HMS Troutbridge are all at sea when the island base is closed.

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 Lt Commander Stanton, Heather Chasen as Heather and Tenniel Evans as AS Goldstein.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman.

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in November 1960.


WED 08:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00v8nk9)
Series 5

Episode 3

An estate agent bully - and 'The Legend of William Tell'.

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 Graeme Garden, Eric Idle and Bill Oddie.

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

Music and songs by Dave Lee, Leon Cohen and Bill Oddie.

Producer: Humphrey Barclay

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in May 1967.


WED 09:00 Counterpoint (b05wn859)
1998

Heat 2

Ned Sherrin chairs the music quiz with Pam Gulliver of Reading, Ray Hook of Cambridge and Ronald Adlem of Middlesex. From January 1998.


WED 09:30 The House of the Spirit Levels (b007jv9c)
The Prisoner

Tony Hardstaff has made contact with his former true love, the beautiful but mad Emily Earnshaw.

On the day of his mother's funeral, can she save him from the hostility of his own family? And will the spirit of his mother Alice return to haunt him?

Nick Revell 's epic comedy saga continues.

Tony ...... Nick Revell
Jane ...... Alison Steadman
Emily ...... Claire Skinner
Obadiah ...... David Swift
Alice ...... Maggie Steed
Mrs Womersley ...... Joanna Brooks
Joanna ...... Natalie Walter
Jeff ...... Peter Gunn
The Narrator ...... Peter Serafinowcz

Music composed by Paul Mottram.

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1997.


WED 10:00 Evelyn Waugh - Brideshead Revisited (b007k2nx)
New Vistas

Friendship with the ebullient Sebastian Flyte continues to open up new vistas for Charles. But for Sebastian, the family is closing in.

Ben Miles and Jamie Bamber star in Evelyn Waugh's most famous novel of life, love and a forgotten era.

Dramatised by Jeremy Front.

Charles Ryder ...... Ben Miles
Sebastian Flyte ...... Jamie Bamber
Cordelia ...... Abby Ford
Brideshead ...... Toby Jones
Lady Marchmain ...... Eleanor Bron
Rex Mottram ...... William Hope
Lord Marchmain ...... Edward Petherbridge
Cara ...... Liza Sadovy
Mr Ryder ...... Benjamin Whitrow
Mr Samgrass ...... Thomas Arnold
Boy Mulcaster ...... Tom Smith
Nanny Hawkins ...... Ann Beach
Sergeant ...... Martin Hyder
Death's Head ...... Emma Woolliams
Sickly Child ...... Laura Doddington

Music by Neil Brand

Director: Marion Nancarrow

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2003.


WED 11:00 The Interview (b00770fb)
Scissors, Paper, Stone

A man with a passion for stones falls foul of a ruthless authority. Shiromi Pinto's short story read by Vicki Liddelle. From October 2006.


WED 11:15 RF Delderfield - To Serve Them All My Days (b00xhz7c)
Episode 3

Devastated Davy buries himself in school life in1926, and in writing the book Beth urged him to write. Stars Oliver Milburn.


WED 12:00 The Navy Lark (b0109dss)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00v8nk9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jxr3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 Soho Stories (b00lxsqf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b00t5kls)
Tishani Doshi - The Pleasure Seekers

Episode 3

Tishani Doshi's comic yet tender story of four generations of the Patel-Joneses, inspired by her own Welsh-Gujarati background.

For a long time Sian dreamed of leaving the village in North Wales where she was born, and where she, her parents and all her aunties all live in the same street. So she went to London and promptly fell in love with a man from India. Now she has to tell her parents that she's off to Madras, to marry a man she has known for only six months.

The reader is Indira Varma. Indira appeared recently in the 6 part BBC drama Luther. In 2006 she played Suzie Costello in Torchwood.

Abridged and directed by Nigel Lewis

Produced by Kate McAll.


WED 14:15 The Making of Music (b007r036)
Series 1

Rameau and the Philosophes

James Naughtie presents a series chronicling the historical influences that affected the course of classical music.

17/30. Rameau and the Philosophes.

Paris during the 1750s was the centre of a clash of cultural ideas, with music at the forefront. The Paris Opera House was the centre of the Battle of the Fools, where arguments raged about absolutism and enlightenment.


WED 14:30 Victor Hugo - Les Miserables (b007jmps)
Episode 8

A plan to smuggle Jean Valjean out of the convent hits a snag. Will he end up six feet under? With Joss Ackland as Victor Hugo.


WED 14:45 Book of the Week (b00t3cyr)
Jackie Kay - Red Dust Road

Episode 3

Acclaimed poet Jackie Kay traces her biological parents in a journey from Scotland to Lagos.

Nigeria: Jackie finally meets her birth father, an encounter full of memorable moments and some curiously personal questions.

Read by the author.

Producer/Abridger: Jill Waters
A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.


WED 15:00 Evelyn Waugh - Brideshead Revisited (b007k2nx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 Counterpoint (b05wn859)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


WED 16:30 The House of the Spirit Levels (b007jv9c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


WED 17:00 The Older Woman (b03bsg2p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 17:30 Clare in the Community (b03s754k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 18:00 The Devil in Amber by Mark Gatiss (b00v7b52)
3. Aboard

Falsely accused of murder, Lucifer Box has fled the USA aboard a leaky tub bound for England.

He's spent the journey trying to discover what links a silken fragment of an ancient heathen prayer to the Convent of St Bede.

A comely cabin girl provides welcome distraction.

Mark Gatiss continues his own novel.

Abridged by David Jackson Young.

Producer: Kirsteen Cameron

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by BBC Scotland and first broadcast in 2010.


WED 18:30 Off the Page (b0076n97)
Malingering

Matthew Parris pulls a sickie with guests Patrick Neate, Guy Browning and Dr Len Fisher. From September 2004.


WED 19:00 The Navy Lark (b0109dss)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00v8nk9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jxr3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 Soho Stories (b00lxsqf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 The Interview (b00770fb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 21:15 RF Delderfield - To Serve Them All My Days (b00xhz7c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


WED 22:00 Clare in the Community (b03s754k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 Will Smith Presents the Tao of Bergerac (b007tz8w)
Episode 1

Jersey-born comedian Will Smith is obsessed with 1980s BBC TV detective series Bergerac.

So when he found an audio book of John Nettles reading the ancient Chinese text of the Tao, it's become a guiding force to navigate the minefield of his life.

For starters, Will is seeking justice.

With Adam Buxton, Matt Holness, Simon Greenall, Dan Tetsell and John Nettles.

Written by Will Smith and Roger Drew.

Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2007.


WED 23:00 Revolting People (b007jrqj)
Series 1

Storm Clouds

The year is 1770 and Baltimore shopkeeper, Samuel Oliphant has much to worry about.

Historical sitcom written by Andy Hamilton and Jay Tarses.

Stars Jay Tarses as Samuel Oliphant, Andy Hamilton as Sergeant McGurk, Sophie Thompson as Mary Oliphant, James Fleet as Captain Brimshaw, Hugh Dennis as Ezekiel Spriggs, Felicity Montagu as Cora Oliphant, Tony Maudsley as Joshua Oliphant, Susie Blake as Mrs Arbuthnot.

With Penelope Nice and Michael Fenton Stevens.

Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2000.


WED 23:30 The Harpoon (b00b3gv0)
Series 1

Episode 3

'Laughing through the Depression' - with a slightly budget issue of your nostalgic bumper golden weekly.

With Julian Dutton, Peter Baynham, Alistair McGowan, Mary Elliot-Nelson and Bryonie Pritchard.

Producer: Sarah Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1991.



THURSDAY 28 MAY 2015

THU 00:00 The Devil in Amber by Mark Gatiss (b00v7b52)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 Off the Page (b0076n97)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jxr3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 Soho Stories (b00lxsqf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b00t5kls)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:15 The Making of Music (b007r036)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 Victor Hugo - Les Miserables (b007jmps)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:45 Book of the Week (b00t3cyr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 Evelyn Waugh - Brideshead Revisited (b007k2nx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 Counterpoint (b05wn859)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:30 The House of the Spirit Levels (b007jv9c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 The Older Woman (b03bsg2p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 Clare in the Community (b03s754k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jxsf)
Terminus

4. Fury

Now that her friend, DS Kevin Richards, has been found murdered, Enfield is full of extra anger.

Atmospheric thriller written by Nick Fisher.

Starring Imelda Staunton as Detective Superintendent Julie Enfield.

Nicholas Farrell ..... DCI Michael Stanley
Dominic Letts ..... Terminus
Geoffrey Matthews ..... Julie Enfield's Father)
Elaine Claxton ..... Shelley
Paul Panting ..... Tim Johnson
Peter Whitman ..... Stan Rickman
Maggie McCarthy ..... Sarah
Teresa Gallagher ..... Di
David JarvisStation ..... Announcer

Producer: Richard Wortley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1994.


THU 06:30 Words, Words, Words (b00vlv2c)
Sue Perkins explores the London home of Dr Samuel Johnson, pioneering author of A Dictionary of the English Language (1755). From September 2009.


THU 07:00 Tomorrow, Today! (b012n3rs)
Series 1

What Price Utopia

Comedy series by Christopher William Hill, set in 1961. A BBC producer struggles to make a radio soap set in the unimaginably futuristic world of 2006.

The government tries to use the programme for a very dark purpose.

With Peter Bowles, Cheryl Campbell, John Fortune, Gary Waldhorn.


THU 07:30 Best Behaviour (b05vfjtm)
Episode 3

Holly Walsh presents the comedy panel show that lays down the law of modern manners.

The guest panellists are comedians Richard Herring, Helen Zaltzman and Lloyd Langford, who are all pitching their ideas for new best behaviour rules to tackle modern life.

In this edition, the etiquette of travel is under comic scrutiny - including how to solve the phenomenon of 'man-spreading' on public transport, the need to ban emoticons from text messages, and the modern menace of cycling on pavements.

The panel also tackles the tricky etiquette problem of a member of the studio audience - 'how do I get out of nodding to the stranger I walk past every day when walking to work?'

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


THU 08:00 Steptoe and Son (b00rvzks)
Series 1

The Economist

Fuming Harold decides their rag and bone business needs some bite.

Starring Wilfrid Brambell and Harry H Corbett.

Following the conclusion of their hugely successful association with Tony Hancock, writers Ray Galton and Alan Simpson wrote 10 pilots for the BBC TV's Comedy Playhouse in 1962.

The Offer featured the lives of rag and bone men Albert Steptoe and son Harold - and was the spark for a run of 8 series on TV.

Albert …. Wilfrid Brambell
Harold …. Harry H. Corbett

With Ian Burford.

Adapted for radio from Galton and Simpson's TV script by Gale Pedrick.

Produced by Bobby Jaye

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in July 1966.


THU 08:30 Yes Minister (b007k0fx)
Series 2

The Skeleton in the Cupboard

MP Jim Hacker gets the better of Sir Humphrey over a crisis in Derbyshire.

Starring Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne and Derek Fowlds.

Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn's satirical sitcom centred around the hapless MP Jim Hacker and a collection of civil service underlings headed by the Machiavellian Sir Humphrey Appleby and obsequious Bernard.

It first ran on BBC TV between 1980 and 1984.

Jim Hacker …. Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey Appleby …. Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard Woolley …. Derek Fowldes
Dr Cartwright …. Ian Lavender
Alex Andrews …. Clive Merrison
Civil Servant …. Peter Acre
Civil Servant …. Ellen McIntosh
The Man on the Train …. William Eedle

Adapted for radio by producer Pete Atkin.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1984.


THU 09:00 The Unbelievable Truth (b00v1nhq)
Series 6

Episode 2

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

Tony Hawks, Arthur Smith, Henning Wehn and Graeme Garden are the panellists obliged to talk with deliberate inaccuracy on subjects as varied as: Cake, Shoes, Nudity and Walt Disney.

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

Producer: Jon Naismith
A Random Entertainment production for BBC Radio 4.


THU 09:30 No Commitments (b007jn5w)
Series 5

Surprise, Surprise

Roger plans to surprise wife Victoria, but her sister Anna is not so sure. Stars Nicola Pagett and Bill Nighy. From July 1998.


THU 10:00 Evelyn Waugh - Brideshead Revisited (b007k2q1)
Strains

With their friendship strained, Sebastian continues his drinking and Charles is lured by Paris and art.

Ben Miles and Jamie Bamber star in Evelyn Waugh's most famous novel of life, love and a forgotten era.

Dramatised by Jeremy Front.

Charles Ryder ...... Ben Miles
Sebastian Flyte ...... Jamie Bamber
JuilaAnne-Marie Duff
Lady Marchmain ...... Eleanor Bron
Rex Mottram ...... William Hope
Cordelia ...... Abby Ford
Mr Ryder ...... Benjamin Whitrow
Mr Samgrass ...... Thomas Arnold
Brideshead ...... Toby Jones
Celia ...... Eve Best
Anthony Blanche Geoffrey Streatfeild
Boy Mulcaster ...... Tom Smith
Kurt ...... Carl Prekopp
Nurse ...... Jemma Churchill
Wilcox ...... Andrew Wincott
Jesus ...... Richard Firth
Monk ...... Martin Hyder

Music by Neil Brand

Director: Marion Nancarrow

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2003.


THU 11:00 The Interview (b00770fs)
Sing for Your Supper

Shona thought she had won the lottery. But then reality kicked in. Nick Brooks short story read by Una McLean. From October 2006.


THU 11:15 RF Delderfield - To Serve Them All My Days (b00xj4lg)
Episode 4

Davy wants to give Bamfylde's new headmaster his full support in 1927, but Alcock won't make it easy for him. Stars Oliver Milburn.


THU 12:00 Steptoe and Son (b00rvzks)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 Yes Minister (b007k0fx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jxsf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 Words, Words, Words (b00vlv2c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b00t5kll)
Tishani Doshi - The Pleasure Seekers

Episode 4

Tishani Doshi's comic yet tender story of four generations of the Patel-Joneses, inspired by her own Welsh-Gujurati background.

Sian and Babo fly to North Wales to meet Sian's family. The young man from Madras will never forget his first impressions of the village of Nercwys and its matchbox houses. But now that they are married, where will they live - Wales, London or Madras? Sian tells Babo that she's come to a decision.

The reader is Indira Varma. Indira appeared recently in the 6 part BBC drama Luther. In 2006 she played Suzie Costello in Torchwood.

Abridged and directed by Nigel Lewis

Producer: Kate McAll.


THU 14:15 The Making of Music (b007r037)
Series 1

Music and Society

James Naughtie presents a series chronicling the historical influences that affected the course of classical music.

19/30. Music and Society

By the late 1700s, music was becoming part of the social fabric. Concerts and dances were regularly held in cities such as Bath and Oxford, and playing the piano was the accomplishment of every young lady.


THU 14:30 Victor Hugo - Les Miserables (b007jmq5)
Episode 9

Marius learns of his father's bravery at Waterloo and realises he has been living a lie. Stars Joss Ackland and Leslie Phillips.


THU 14:45 Book of the Week (b00t3cyt)
Jackie Kay - Red Dust Road

Episode 4

Acclaimed poet Jackie Kay traces her biological parents in a journey from Scotland to Lagos.

In September 2009, six years after her first trip to Nigeria, Jackie is invited to participate in a writers' workshop in Lagos. She is determined to visit her ancestral village and hopes to meet not only her father but also some of her half siblings.

Read by the author.

Producer/Abridger: Jill Waters
A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.


THU 15:00 Evelyn Waugh - Brideshead Revisited (b007k2q1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 The Unbelievable Truth (b00v1nhq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


THU 16:30 No Commitments (b007jn5w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


THU 17:00 Tomorrow, Today! (b012n3rs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 17:30 Best Behaviour (b05vfjtm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 18:00 The Devil in Amber by Mark Gatiss (b00vc8bl)
4. Rescue

Dandy spy hero Lucifer Box must rescue the 'perfect victim' to foil Olympus Mons' dastardly plan to raise the devil.

Mark Gatiss continues his own novel.

Abridged by David Jackson Young.

Producer: Kirsteen Cameron.

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by BBC Scotland and first broadcast in 2010.


THU 18:30 Great Lives (b0076h8y)
Series 4

Dr Samuel Johnson

Poet Kit Wright chooses author and creator of the English dictionary, Dr Samuel Johnson. With Humphrey Carpenter. From October 2003.


THU 19:00 Steptoe and Son (b00rvzks)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 Yes Minister (b007k0fx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jxsf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 Words, Words, Words (b00vlv2c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 The Interview (b00770fs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


THU 21:15 RF Delderfield - To Serve Them All My Days (b00xj4lg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


THU 22:00 Best Behaviour (b05vfjtm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 Don't Start (b015cnz1)
Series 1

Text

A text sparks the first of Neil and Kim's arguments. Via a Greek chorus, a not eating celery pact and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, the couple spectacularly fail to agree.

What do long term partners really argue about? Sharp comedy from Frank Skinner. A masterclass in the great art of arguing. Starring Frank Skinner and Katherine Parkinson.

Well observed, clever and funny, Don't Start is a scripted comedy with a deceptively simple premise - an argument. Each week, our couple fall out over another apparently trivial flashpoint - a text from a friend, a trilby and a bad night's sleep. Each week, the stakes mount as Neil and Kim battle with words. But these are no ordinary arguments. The two outdo each other with increasingly absurd images, unexpected literary references (Androcles and the Lion pop up at one point) and razor sharp analysis of their beloved's weaknesses.


THU 22:45 Warhorses of Letters (b01681l4)
Series 1

Episode 1

Deep in the British Library tucked into the slipcover of a book on the history of Blenheim Palace a packet of extraordinary letters has been discovered.

"Dear Marengo brackets Napoleon's horse close brackets, I've never written a letter like this before...."

Thus begins the first passionate letter from Copenhagen, the Duke of Wellington's horse, to his hero Marengo in this epistolary equine love story. A story of two horses united by an uncommon passion, cruelly divided by a brutal conflict.

Stephen Fry stars as Marengo, the seasoned, famous and just-a-little-bit-short mount of Emperor Napoleon. Daniel Rigby stars as Copenhagen, the frisky young racehorse who as our story begins is about to be the new mount for the Duke of Wellington.

Introduced by Tamsin Greig.

In this opening episode, the early days of their romance and the early days of the Peninsular Campaign, and as their love blossoms the shadow of impending combat looms over our two heroes.

Marengo ..... Stephen Fry
Copenhagen ..... Daniel Rigby
Narrator ..... Tamsin Greig

Written by Robbie Hudson and Marie Phillips.

Director: Steven Canny
Producer: Gareth Edwards.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2011.


THU 23:00 Mark Thomas: The Manifesto (b01bm0pr)
Series 4

Episode 1

Comedian-activist Mark Thomas and his studio audience consider policy proposals for a People's Manifesto.
This week's agenda:

1) Excluding Non-Doms from free access to the NHS
2) Every citizen to be given £10,000 in quantitative easing vouchers, to be spent in the next 6 months
And
3) Proportional voting rights for MPs based on the size of their majorities

"Any Other Business" policies are also taken from the studio audience throughout the show.

Written and presented by Mark Thomas
Produced by Colin Anderson.


THU 23:30 Elis James's Pantheon of Heroes (b019h88c)
Series 1

Religion

More historical heroism - as Saint David, Saint Patrick and Gerald of Wales are put to the Totaliser Test.

Comedian Elis James compares key figures in Welsh history to determine the ultimate heroes of Wales.

With Ben Partridge and Nadia Kamil.

Written by Elis James, Gareth Gwyn and Benjamin Partridge.

Producer: Sharif Shahwan

First broadcast on BBC Radio Wales in January 2012



FRIDAY 29 MAY 2015

FRI 00:00 The Devil in Amber by Mark Gatiss (b00vc8bl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 Great Lives (b0076h8y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jxsf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 Words, Words, Words (b00vlv2c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b00t5kll)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:15 The Making of Music (b007r037)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 Victor Hugo - Les Miserables (b007jmq5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:45 Book of the Week (b00t3cyt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 Evelyn Waugh - Brideshead Revisited (b007k2q1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 The Unbelievable Truth (b00v1nhq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:30 No Commitments (b007jn5w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 Tomorrow, Today! (b012n3rs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 Best Behaviour (b05vfjtm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jxtt)
Terminus

5. Clue

The "Lucky Charm" killer has claimed 4 lives. DS Enfield now believes the murderer is female. Then someone sends her a photograph...

Conclusion of Nick Fisher's atmospheric thriller.

Starring Imelda Staunton as Detective Superintendent Julie Enfield.

Nicholas Farrell ..... DCI Michael Stanley
Dominic Letts ..... Terminus
Geoffrey Matthews ..... Julie Enfield's Father
Maggie McCarthy ..... Sarah
Elaine Claxton ..... Shelley
Claire Russell ..... Rachel
David Jarvis ..... Station Announcer

Producer: Richard Wortley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1994.


FRI 06:30 Star Wars on the South Bank (b00rtbg2)
Almost thirty years ago serious plans were made to simulate a Mars colony on the Southbank of the River Thames. Such an outrageous idea would be dismissed outright if it wasn't dreamt up by one of Britain's greatest social reformers - Michael Young.

Lord Young of Dartington, who died in 2002, was committed to building institutions dedicated to social improvement. He initiated or played a major role in creating the Consumers' Association, the Open University, as well as Labour's 1945 manifesto - Let us face the future. But then in 1984 he launched the Argo Venture, a collective of Britain's finest scientists, thinkers and space experts who were calling for the planting of human colonies in space. His son, the author and journalist Toby Young, asks was the Argo Venture an idea too far?

He recruited an amazing cast of volunteers; the Scientist James Lovelock, the astronomer Lord Martin Rees and the Science writer Nigel Calder amongst others. Young's legacy was indisputably great but was this latter-day Georgian folly, born of a grandee legendary enthusiasm? Was the whole project set for failure? Could a serious British Mars Programme exemplify the spirit of the early 21st century?

In this programme Toby Young talks to Lord Martin Rees, Professor Colin Pillinger and hears from passionate advocates of Martian colonisation, but what was his father looking for in Space?

Produced by Barney Rowntree
A Somethin Else production for BBC Radio 4.


FRI 07:00 Lucky Heather (b0075s9h)
Unforgiven

Recently widowed Denis hires Heather to trace his first love Yvonne.

Just this side of nosey, Heather is western movie-mad. She's also the Sherlock Holmes of the rundown Sutter Estate.

Sue Teddern's six-part comedy series star Lindsey Coulson as Heather. (Carol Jackson in BBC TV's EastEnders until 2015)

With Abigail Hart as Natalie, Ben Crowe as Ryan, Tom George as Craig, Beth Chalmers as Lisa and Dearbhla Molloy as Maev.

Director: David Hunter

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2000.


FRI 07:30 The Rivals (b03b2g2b)
Series 2

The Problem of the Superfluous Finger

By Jaques Futrelle.

Dramatised By Chris Harrald.

Inspector Lestrade was made to look a fool in the Sherlock Holmes stories. Now he is writing his memories and has a chance to get his own back, with tales of Holmes' rivals. He begins with his collaboration with "The Thinking Machine" Professor SFX Van Dusen, trying to solve a strange case involving self-mutilation.

Producer: Liz Webb.


FRI 08:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007m9f5)
Series 4

Michelangelo 'Ancock

The lad takes up sculpting. But when he runs out of rocks, it's Sid to the rescue.

Starring Tony Hancock.

With Sidney James, Bill Kerr, Kenneth Williams and Hattie Jacques.

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 November 1956.


FRI 08:30 The Goon Show (b007k370)
Series 4

The Silent Bugler

It's 1902 and British secret agent Seagoon is heading to Dresden on a deadly mission

Groundbreaking, surreal BBC radio comedy written by Spike Milligan.

Starring:

Peter Sellers
Harry Secombe
Spike Milligan

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

With the Ray Ellington Quartet and Max Geldray.

Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott.

Announcer: Wallace Greenslade

Producer: Peter Eton

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in March 1954.


FRI 09:00 The National Theatre of Brent's Iconic Icons (b0132l7g)
The Dalai Lama, or How the West Was Won

The multi award winning National Theatre of Brent - Artistic Director Desmond Olivier Dingle and the entire acting company (Raymond Box) - returns triumphantly to Radio 4 in the last of an occasional series celebrating the rare but rarefied beings deemed in Desmond's expert view to be Iconic Icons. Previous celebratees include Bob Dylan and Tracey Emin.

The final and climactic iconic icon is his holiness the Dalai Lama. Desmond and Raymond trace his journey from two year old yak boy to disaffected teenage Dalai to the mature Lama, exiled from his country, separated from his people, but spiritually at one with himself and the world, and possessor of a top twinkly smile. They also present Buddhism in a Nutshell.

Written and performed by the National Theatre of Brent, who are Patrick Barlow and John Ramm, in front of an audience at the Bush Hall in London, this latest addition to the Brent canon will be as essential and massive a contribution to the current artistic and spiritual life of this country as the rest of their work. And, of course it will be very funny.

Desmond Olivier Dingle ..... Patrick Barlow
Raymond Box ..... John Ramm

Director: Patrick Barlow

Producer: Liz Anstee
A CPL Production for BBC Radio 4.


FRI 09:30 On Baby Street (b00f3c0g)
Series 1

Episode 4

Yvette's dad takes Kelly out. Unlike Ian, Shona adores Beatrix Potter. Stars Kathy Burke and Jenny Eclair. From January 1996.


FRI 10:00 Evelyn Waugh - Brideshead Revisited (b007k2r7)
Stormy Waters

Charles is overwhelmed by meeting Julia again on board ship, but will his relationship with the Marchmain family still prove to be jinxed?

Ben Miles and Jamie Bamber star in the conclusion of Evelyn Waugh's novel of life, love and a forgotten era.

Charles Ryder ...... Ben Miles
Sebastian Flyte ...... Jamie Bamber
Mr Ryder ...... Benjamin Whitrow
Lady Marchmain ...... Eleanor Bron
Rex Mottram ...... William Hope
Julia ...... Anne-Marie Duff
Cordelia ...... Abby Ford
Mr Samgrass ...... Thomas Arnold
Brideshead ...... Toby Jones
Wilcox ...... Andrew Wincott
Celia ...... Eve Best
Anthony Blanche ...... Geoffrey Streatfeild
Boy Mulcaster ...... Tom Smith
Cara ...... Liza Sadovy
Nanny Hawkins ...... Ann Beach
Lord Marchmain ...... Edward Petherbridge
Doctor ...... Sean Baker
Father MacKay ...... Jonathan Keeble

Dramatised by Jeremy Front.

Music by Neil Brand

Director: Marion Nancarrow

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2003.


FRI 11:00 The Interview (b00770g9)
The Good Shepherd

Is a new member of the congregation the answer to a cash-strapped pastor's prayers? Laura Marney short story read by James Fleet. From October 2006.


FRI 11:15 RF Delderfield - To Serve Them All My Days (b00xjth7)
Episode 5

Davy Powlett Jones draws daggers with Bamfylde School's headmaster Alcock in 1929. One of them will have to go. Stars Oliver Milburn.


FRI 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007m9f5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 The Goon Show (b007k370)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jxtt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 Star Wars on the South Bank (b00rtbg2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b00t5kln)
Tishani Doshi - The Pleasure Seekers

Episode 5

Tishani Doshi's comic yet tender story of four generations of the Patel-Joneses, inspired by her own Welsh-Gujarati background.

Babo and Sian are living happily in their own house, with orange and black gates, next door to the Punjab Women's Association. Now they have two small daughters, Mayuri and Bean. When Bean is taken to Grandmother Ba's house for her naming ceremony, Ba warns the young parents that they'd better stop there because Bean will keep their hands full, at which the tiny baby laughs, her first proper laugh. By the time she's six, she's regularly seeing ghosts. Then Sian gets a phone call - it's bad news from Wales.

The reader is Indira Varma. Indira appeared recently in the 6 part BBC drama Luther. In 2006 she played Suzie Costello in Torchwood.

Abridged and directed by Nigel Lewis

Producer: Kate McAll.


FRI 14:15 The Making of Music (b007r038)
Series 1

Haydn and the Esterhazys

James Naughtie presents a series chronicling the historical influences that affected the course of classical music.

20/30. Haydn and the Esterhazys

Employed by the hugely wealthy Esterhazy family, Joseph Haydn lived mainly in their isolated palace and produced music on demand. Of his prolific output, Haydn himself admitted that he was cut off from the outside world and forced to become original.


FRI 14:30 Victor Hugo - Les Miserables (b007jmqj)
Episode 10

Marius finds student life is both happy and harsh. Valjean and Cosette have a tough decision to make. With Roger Allam.


FRI 14:45 Book of the Week (b00t3cyw)
Jackie Kay - Red Dust Road

Episode 5

Acclaimed poet Jackie Kay traces her biological parents in a journey from Scotland to Lagos.

Jackie reads the final extract from her memoir, including an emotional conclusion to her Nigerian odyssey.

Producer/Abridger: Jill Waters
A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.


FRI 15:00 Evelyn Waugh - Brideshead Revisited (b007k2r7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 The National Theatre of Brent's Iconic Icons (b0132l7g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


FRI 16:30 On Baby Street (b00f3c0g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


FRI 17:00 Lucky Heather (b0075s9h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 17:30 The Rivals (b03b2g2b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 18:00 The Devil in Amber by Mark Gatiss (b00vfjsh)
5. Desperation

Will spy hero Lucifer Box reach cult leader Olympus Mons' Satanic lair, deep beneath the Swiss Alps, in time to prevent the sacrifice of the "perfect victim"?

Mark Gatiss concludes his own fiendishly gripping adventure.

Abridged by David Jackson Young.

Producer: Kirsteen Cameron.

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by BBC Scotland and first broadcast in 2010.


FRI 18:30 My Life in Five Songs (b01d2fq2)
Series 4

Kate Rusby

Kate Rusby's been described as one of the most talented folk singers of her generation.

Headlining at many national folk festivals and touring widely she's built a loyal following of fans and is one of our best known contemporary folk singers.

Her unwavering love of folk music hasn't stopped her collaborating with other well-known musicians and singers including Eddi Reader, Roddie Woomble and Ronan Keating. Kate's recording of the Ray Davis song The Village Green Preservation Society was used as the theme tune for the successful TV series Jam and Jerusalem.

Kate tells Phil Cunningham about her five special songs and reveals a newly found skill. She's a dab hand at stripping wallpaper and painting having recently restored a house in her home village which is now her family home.

Phil starts with Kate's song 'I Courted a Sailor' and Kate goes on to pick these five songs.

1: Nic Jones - Little Pot Stove
2: Hot Rize- Won't You Come and Sing For Me
3: The Cardigans- Lead Me into the Night
4: Aberfeldy- Slow Me Down
5: Damien O'Kane- Summer Hill.


FRI 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007m9f5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 The Goon Show (b007k370)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jxtt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 Star Wars on the South Bank (b00rtbg2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 The Interview (b00770g9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 21:15 RF Delderfield - To Serve Them All My Days (b00xjth7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


FRI 22:00 The Rivals (b03b2g2b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 Victor Lewis-Smith (b05wpkw3)
Episode 4

Victor has a tiff with his weighing machine, orders a Chinese and advertises 'cremagrams'. The darkly comic world of Victor Lewis-Smith.

Award-winning controversial comedy surfaced on BBC Radio 1 in 1990 in the shape of Victor Lewis-Smith. The writer and producer took a comedy cudgel to the self-satisfied, mid-Atlantic style of the very network he was appearing on - with hoax phone calls, sketches, plus comic takedowns of high profile celebs. It's all deliciously sandwiched between the original jangly Radio 1 jingles made by JAM Creative Productions in Dallas, USA.

Winner of the British Comedy Awards 1990 for Best Radio Comedy.

After making a series of late night programmes for Radio 1, Victor took aim at TV in 1993 with BBC TWO's Inside Victor Lewis Smith, before sparking another stir on Channel 4 in 1998 with TV Offal.

Written by Victor Lewis Smith and Paul Sparks

Produced by Victor Lewis Smith

First heard on BBC Radio 1 in April 1990.


FRI 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b05xv6x0)
The best in contemporary comedy. Tonight Arthur Smith is joined by Jamali Maddix.


FRI 23:00 Armando Iannucci's Charm Offensive (b007k0lj)
Series 2

Episode 4

The comedy guru's radio drop-in centre examines prison overcrowding. With Clive Anderson and Jo Caulfield. From June 2006.


FRI 23:30 Sir Ralph Stanza's Letter from Salford (b0076fcx)
Series 2

Speeches

Sir Ralph hosts a literary lunch at Salford's Munchbox Cafeteria, but there's another poet in town...

Written by and starring James Quinn.

With:
Judy Flynn
Alison Darling
Mark Chatterton
Stephen Hoyle
Jemma Thompson
Carol Ann Duffy

Produced in Manchester by Graham Frost

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2003.


FRI 23:45 I, Regress (b01blj2g)
Series 1

Episode 6

A dark, David Lynch-ian comedy, ideally suited for an unsettling and surreal late night listen. 'I, Regress' sees Matt Berry (The IT Crowd, Garth Marenghi's Dark Place, Snuff Box) playing a corrupt and bizarre hypnotherapist taking unsuspecting clients on twisted, misleading journeys through their subconscious.

Each episode sees the doctor dealing with a different client who has come to him for a different problem (quitting smoking, fear of water, etc). As the patient is put under hypnosis, we 'enter' their mind, and all the various situations the hypnotherapist takes them through are played out for us to hear. The result is a dream- (or nightmare-) like trip through the patient's mind, as funny as it is disturbing.

Ep 6: Dr Berry treats some intimidating east-ender twins with unexpected past lives. Can he pull off the double?

The cast across the series include Katherine Parkinson (IT Crowd), Morgana Robinson (The Morgana Show), Simon Greenall (I'm Alan Partridge), Jack Klaff (Star Wars, For Your Eyes Only), Tara Flynn (The Impressions Show, Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle), Alex Lowe (Barry From Watford, The Peter Serafinowicz Show), and Derek Griffiths (Playschool, Bod, and The Royal Exchange).

A compelling late night listen: tune in and occupy someone else's head!

Produced by Sam Bryant.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2012.




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

28 Acts in 28 Minutes 22:30 SAT (b01nq3p1)

A Good Read 18:30 MON (b0075q46)

A Good Read 00:30 TUE (b0075q46)

A Small Town Murder (Omnibus) 13:00 SAT (b05wckvp)

A Small Town Murder (Omnibus) 01:00 SUN (b05wckvp)

Afternoon Reading 15:45 SUN (b011bz6k)

Afternoon Reading 18:45 SUN (b013835j)

Afternoon Reading 00:45 MON (b013835j)

Afternoon Reading 03:45 MON (b011bz6k)

Alan Ayckbourn - Just Between Ourselves 06:00 SAT (b007jss4)

Alan Ayckbourn - Just Between Ourselves 16:00 SAT (b007jss4)

Alan Ayckbourn - Just Between Ourselves 04:00 SUN (b007jss4)

All the World's a Globe 23:00 SUN (b007k4cp)

An Hour With... 11:00 SUN (b00ssn7d)

An Hour With... 19:00 SUN (b00ssn7d)

Archive on 4 08:00 SAT (b0075qjt)

Archive on 4 15:00 SAT (b0075qjt)

Archive on 4 03:00 SUN (b0075qjt)

Armando Iannucci's Charm Offensive 23:00 FRI (b007k0lj)

As Time Goes By 08:30 MON (b007k7gr)

As Time Goes By 12:30 MON (b007k7gr)

As Time Goes By 19:30 MON (b007k7gr)

Best Behaviour 07:30 THU (b05vfjtm)

Best Behaviour 17:30 THU (b05vfjtm)

Best Behaviour 22:00 THU (b05vfjtm)

Best Behaviour 05:30 FRI (b05vfjtm)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 MON (b00t3tfq)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 TUE (b00t3tfq)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 TUE (b00t5kkw)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 WED (b00t5kkw)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 WED (b00t5kls)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 THU (b00t5kls)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 THU (b00t5kll)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 FRI (b00t5kll)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 FRI (b00t5kln)

Book of the Week 14:45 MON (b00t17d2)

Book of the Week 02:45 TUE (b00t17d2)

Book of the Week 14:45 TUE (b00t3cyy)

Book of the Week 02:45 WED (b00t3cyy)

Book of the Week 14:45 WED (b00t3cyr)

Book of the Week 02:45 THU (b00t3cyr)

Book of the Week 14:45 THU (b00t3cyt)

Book of the Week 02:45 FRI (b00t3cyt)

Book of the Week 14:45 FRI (b00t3cyw)

Booked 09:00 MON (b007549n)

Booked 16:00 MON (b007549n)

Booked 04:00 TUE (b007549n)

Boswell's Lives 05:30 SAT (b05vh1p4)

Clare in the Community 07:30 WED (b03s754k)

Clare in the Community 17:30 WED (b03s754k)

Clare in the Community 22:00 WED (b03s754k)

Clare in the Community 05:30 THU (b03s754k)

Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! 07:30 SUN (b0183rh7)

Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! 17:30 SUN (b0183rh7)

Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! 22:00 SUN (b0183rh7)

Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! 05:30 MON (b0183rh7)

Counterpoint 09:00 WED (b05wn859)

Counterpoint 16:00 WED (b05wn859)

Counterpoint 04:00 THU (b05wn859)

Creme de la Crime 23:45 MON (b007jr3j)

Creme de la Crime 09:45 TUE (b007jr3j)

Dad's Army 08:00 MON (b007q93v)

Dad's Army 12:00 MON (b007q93v)

Dad's Army 19:00 MON (b007q93v)

Daunt and Dervish 14:15 SAT (b007s5tv)

Daunt and Dervish 02:15 SUN (b007s5tv)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:15 SUN (b05wcxj6)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:15 SUN (b05wcxj6)

Dick Francis 01:00 SAT (b007qg3v)

Doctor Who 18:00 SAT (b05wcly7)

Doctor Who 00:00 SUN (b05wcly7)

Don't Start 22:30 THU (b015cnz1)

Drama 18:00 SUN (b015zq4p)

Drama 00:00 MON (b015zq4p)

Dry Slopes 07:00 TUE (b00ly7c2)

Dry Slopes 17:00 TUE (b00ly7c2)

Dry Slopes 05:00 WED (b00ly7c2)

Electric Ink 16:30 TUE (b0116gvm)

Electric Ink 04:30 WED (b0116gvm)

Elis James's Pantheon of Heroes 23:30 THU (b019h88c)

Evelyn Waugh - Brideshead Revisited 10:00 TUE (b007k2ms)

Evelyn Waugh - Brideshead Revisited 15:00 TUE (b007k2ms)

Evelyn Waugh - Brideshead Revisited 03:00 WED (b007k2ms)

Evelyn Waugh - Brideshead Revisited 10:00 WED (b007k2nx)

Evelyn Waugh - Brideshead Revisited 15:00 WED (b007k2nx)

Evelyn Waugh - Brideshead Revisited 03:00 THU (b007k2nx)

Evelyn Waugh - Brideshead Revisited 10:00 THU (b007k2q1)

Evelyn Waugh - Brideshead Revisited 15:00 THU (b007k2q1)

Evelyn Waugh - Brideshead Revisited 03:00 FRI (b007k2q1)

Evelyn Waugh - Brideshead Revisited 10:00 FRI (b007k2r7)

Evelyn Waugh - Brideshead Revisited 15:00 FRI (b007k2r7)

Frankly Speaking 18:30 TUE (b05wk1bm)

Frankly Speaking 00:30 WED (b05wk1bm)

Getting Nowhere Fast 09:30 MON (b007zn0h)

Getting Nowhere Fast 16:30 MON (b007zn0h)

Getting Nowhere Fast 04:30 TUE (b007zn0h)

Gold Fever Omnibus 09:00 SUN (b05wcw1x)

Gold Fever Omnibus 20:00 SUN (b05wcw1x)

Great Lives 18:30 THU (b0076h8y)

Great Lives 00:30 FRI (b0076h8y)

Hamish and Dougal: You'll Have Had Your Tea 23:30 SUN (b007k1wk)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:00 FRI (b007m9f5)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:00 FRI (b007m9f5)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:00 FRI (b007m9f5)

Harry Worth 08:30 SUN (b00r2jxk)

Harry Worth 12:30 SUN (b00r2jxk)

Hearing With Hegley 22:30 MON (b0075ss5)

Hip-Hop China-Style 01:30 SAT (b009jg3c)

Home Front - Omnibus 03:00 SAT (b05n1m96)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 08:30 WED (b00v8nk9)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 12:30 WED (b00v8nk9)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 19:30 WED (b00v8nk9)

I've Never Seen Star Wars 22:30 TUE (b00rms97)

I, Regress 23:45 FRI (b01blj2g)

Inheritance Tracks 14:10 SAT (b05wcl3w)

Inheritance Tracks 02:10 SUN (b05wcl3w)

Inheritance Tracks 10:10 SUN (b05wcwsk)

Inheritance Tracks 21:10 SUN (b05wcwsk)

Jasper Rees - I Found My Horn 02:45 SAT (b00zn5ch)

Julie Enfield Investigates 06:00 MON (b00th9yk)

Julie Enfield Investigates 13:00 MON (b00th9yk)

Julie Enfield Investigates 20:00 MON (b00th9yk)

Julie Enfield Investigates 01:00 TUE (b00th9yk)

Julie Enfield Investigates 06:00 TUE (b007wvwz)

Julie Enfield Investigates 13:00 TUE (b007wvwz)

Julie Enfield Investigates 20:00 TUE (b007wvwz)

Julie Enfield Investigates 01:00 WED (b007wvwz)

Julie Enfield Investigates 06:00 WED (b007jxr3)

Julie Enfield Investigates 13:00 WED (b007jxr3)

Julie Enfield Investigates 20:00 WED (b007jxr3)

Julie Enfield Investigates 01:00 THU (b007jxr3)

Julie Enfield Investigates 06:00 THU (b007jxsf)

Julie Enfield Investigates 13:00 THU (b007jxsf)

Julie Enfield Investigates 20:00 THU (b007jxsf)

Julie Enfield Investigates 01:00 FRI (b007jxsf)

Julie Enfield Investigates 06:00 FRI (b007jxtt)

Julie Enfield Investigates 13:00 FRI (b007jxtt)

Julie Enfield Investigates 20:00 FRI (b007jxtt)

Just a Minute 07:30 MON (b05v7tl2)

Just a Minute 17:30 MON (b05v7tl2)

Just a Minute 22:00 MON (b05v7tl2)

Just a Minute 05:30 TUE (b05v7tl2)

Katie Hims - The Earthquake Girl 10:00 MON (b05wh9n4)

Katie Hims - The Earthquake Girl 15:00 MON (b05wh9n4)

Katie Hims - The Earthquake Girl 03:00 TUE (b05wh9n4)

Liz Lochhead - Blood And Ice 16:00 SUN (b00y8vw6)

Liz Lochhead - Blood And Ice 04:00 MON (b00y8vw6)

Lucky Heather 05:00 SAT (b0075s45)

Lucky Heather 07:00 FRI (b0075s9h)

Lucky Heather 17:00 FRI (b0075s9h)

Mark Steel's in Town 07:30 TUE (b05vcxkc)

Mark Steel's in Town 17:30 TUE (b05vcxkc)

Mark Steel's in Town 22:00 TUE (b05vcxkc)

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Mark Thomas: The Manifesto 23:00 THU (b01bm0pr)

Mark Watson Makes the World Substantially Better 22:00 SAT (b00k3n96)

Michael Bentine - The Reluctant Jester 07:30 SAT (b01jhyd5)

Michael Bentine - The Reluctant Jester 17:30 SAT (b01jhyd5)

Michael Bentine - The Reluctant Jester 05:30 SUN (b01jhyd5)

My Life in Five Songs 00:30 SAT (b01bwgvv)

My Life in Five Songs 18:30 FRI (b01d2fq2)

No Commitments 09:30 THU (b007jn5w)

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Off the Page 18:30 WED (b0076n97)

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One 23:45 SUN (b00771sh)

Pick Ups 23:30 TUE (b008xh46)

RF Delderfield - To Serve Them All My Days 11:15 MON (b00xh3kt)

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Ray's a Laugh 08:00 SUN (b01hl2g5)

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Revolting People 23:00 WED (b007jrqj)

Round the Horne 08:00 TUE (b00j05x3)

Round the Horne 12:00 TUE (b00j05x3)

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Rubbish 23:00 TUE (b00770kq)

Sarah Hall - Wolf Border Omnibus 14:30 SUN (b05wcz1b)

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Sir Ralph Stanza's Letter from Salford 23:30 FRI (b0076fcx)

Soho Stories 06:30 MON (b00lqz82)

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Star Wars on the South Bank 06:30 FRI (b00rtbg2)

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Steptoe and Son 12:00 SAT (b00rq30b)

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Steptoe and Son 19:00 THU (b00rvzks)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 SUN (b05y0x1x)

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The Devil in Amber by Mark Gatiss 18:00 MON (b00tvk9s)

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The Devil in Amber by Mark Gatiss 18:00 TUE (b00tz24d)

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The Goon Show 12:30 SAT (b007k31h)

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The Goon Show 19:30 FRI (b007k370)

The Harpoon 23:30 WED (b00b3gv0)

The Heart of Hark'un 00:00 SAT (b007jqbs)

The House of the Spirit Levels 09:30 WED (b007jv9c)

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The Interview 11:00 MON (b00770d8)

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The Jason Byrne Show 23:30 SAT (b01g7nry)

The Ken Dodd Show 08:30 TUE (b05wjsdf)

The Ken Dodd Show 12:30 TUE (b05wjsdf)

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The Lee Mack Show 23:00 SAT (b00bbnvy)

The Making of Music 02:15 SAT (b007qd02)

The Making of Music 14:15 MON (b007qw8b)

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The National Theatre of Brent's Iconic Icons 04:00 SAT (b00tbhbf)

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The News Quiz Extra 23:00 MON (b05wj6vj)

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The Old Road 07:15 SUN (b0075qz9)

The Old Road 14:15 SUN (b0075qz9)

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The Older Woman 07:00 WED (b03bsg2p)

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The Right Time 07:00 MON (b007zhn2)

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The Rivals 07:30 FRI (b03b2g2b)

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The Rivals 22:00 FRI (b03b2g2b)

The Unbelievable Truth 09:00 THU (b00v1nhq)

The Unbelievable Truth 16:00 THU (b00v1nhq)

The Unbelievable Truth 04:00 FRI (b00v1nhq)

This Is Craig Brown 23:15 SUN (b00f41tk)

Thomas Hardy - The Woodlanders 02:00 SAT (b007jx8b)

Tomorrow, Today! 07:00 THU (b012n3rs)

Tomorrow, Today! 17:00 THU (b012n3rs)

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Very Old Pretenders 22:30 SUN (b014gghc)

Victor Hugo - Les Miserables Omnibus 06:00 SUN (b007jtrc)

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Victor Lewis-Smith 22:30 FRI (b05wpkw3)

Warhorses of Letters 22:45 THU (b01681l4)

What to Do If You're Not Like Everybody Else 22:45 MON (b00tq0p4)

Whispers 16:00 TUE (b00cbszf)

Whispers 04:00 WED (b00cbszf)

Will Smith Presents the Tao of Bergerac 22:30 WED (b007tz8w)

Words, Words, Words 06:30 THU (b00vlv2c)

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Words, Words, Words 20:30 THU (b00vlv2c)

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Yes Minister 08:30 THU (b007k0fx)

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