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SATURDAY 04 JULY 2015

SAT 00:00 The Price of Fear (b007jshy)
Lot 132

Horror legend Vincent Price tells the artistically horrifying tale of a painting. With Douglas Blackwell, Alexander John, Elizabeth Morgan and Vincent Price


SAT 00:30 Fry's English Delight (b00t9t6r)
Series 3

The Trial of Qwerty

All rise for Judge Stephen Fry, in whose court the Qwerty keyboard stands trial.

The gravest charge against the still ubiquitous Qwerty is that the layout was designed deliberately to slow typing down.

Typists in the 1870's got too fast for their machines. The keys would easily stick. Typists would have to delve under the bonnet to untangle them.

Messy business. Dirty Mr Qwerty.

But will the charge against Qwerty stick? Invented in the 1870's before the age of ergonomics and future proofing, it was a result of a commercial race to dominate the new typewriting industry with a universal system. The father of formats. There were typewriting races too, which resembled today's motor racing. Hyped up typists, competing systems and publicity hungry manufacturers proved only one thing: the new fangled typewriting machines could be very noisy.

Alongside contributions from historians and qwerty experts, Stephen meets a man who has deqwertified himself and adopted Dvorak, a system claimed to be quicker and cleaner than Qwerty. There's also an examination of newer, more modern formats, which may be more efficient but are no match for qwerty.

We also meet some speedy junior qwertists' primary school pupils who learn to touch type as part of their curriculum. They come up an idea for the ultimate system for inputting text and in so doing demonstrate an important point about how thought relates to language, and how any system, using keyboard, pen or even speech is a compromise.

But will Qwerty be acquitted?

Producer: Nick Baker
A Testbed production for BBC Radio 4.


SAT 01:00 Falco (b00qyr9t)
The Iron Hand of Mars

Episode 4

After making enquiries with Claudia, the missing legate's mistress, Falco decides he has to cross the Rhine into Barbarian territory. Accompanied by Justinus, Helveticus and a motley crew of raw recruits, he sets off on his most dangerous journey yet.

Things begin to look ominous when they find a deserted Roman camp in the heart of the forest.

Starring Anton Lesser as Marcus Didius Falco, Anna Madely as Helena Justina, David Holt as Xanthus and Gary Lewis as Helveticus.

Dramatised by Mary Cutler.

Directed at BBC Birmingham by Peter Leslie Wild.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2007.


SAT 01:30 A Short History of the Fork (b0075ztd)
If you think about it - which you probably never have - the fork is an odd instrument - four curved, sharpened prongs emanating from a fat ridge joined to a handle.

But where did it come from, and how should it be used?

Joe Farrell tucks into the tale with a little help from collectors, manufacturers and fans of the fork.

Producer: Miles Warde

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2000.


SAT 02:00 Truman Capote - Breakfast at Tiffany's (b0089htv)
Episode 10

Henry Goodman reads Truman Capote's vivid and witty novel about the relationship between young writer, Paul Varjak and captivating girl-about-town, Holly Golightly, in 1940s New York.

With her tousled blond hair and upturned nose, dark glasses and chic black dresses, Holly Golightly is top notch in style and a sensation wherever she goes. Her brownstone apartment vibrates with martini-soaked parties as she plays hostess to millionaires and gangsters alike. Yet Holly never loses sight of her ultimate goal - to find a real life place like Tiffany's that makes her feel at home.

Truman Capote's 1958 novella abridged in 10-parts by James Robertston.

Born in New Orleans in 1925, Truman Capote left school at 15 to work for the New Yorker - his first, and last, regular job. He's the author of many highly praised books, including A Tree of Night and Other Stories, The Grass Harp, In Cold Blood, Music for Chameleons and Answered Prayers. Truman Capote died in 1984.

Producer: Bruce Young

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.


SAT 02:15 Life at 24 Frames a Second (b00xhfg3)
You Must Remember This

"Every movie is about time passing away and memory trying to say it was a story."

Author David Thomson continues his idiosyncratic journey through the collective dream of cinema.

Producer: Mark Burman.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2011.


SAT 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b00jwy2c)
ME Braddon - Lady Audley's Secret

Episode 5

Dramatisation of the classic Victorian thriller by Mary Elizabeth Braddon.

Robert leaves the splendour of Audley Court to continue his search for his missing friend at a draughty hilltop inn. When he interviews Lady Audley's former maid, he provokes a surprising result.

Mary Braddon ...... Hattie Morahan
Lucy, Lady Audley ...... Charlotte Emmerson
Robert Audley ...... Alex Wyndham
Phoebe Marks ...... Lizzy Watts
Luke Marks ...... Benjamin Askew

Directed by Julie Beckett and Fiona Kelcher.


SAT 02:45 Book at Bedtime (b009fspj)
Sadie Jones - The Outcast

Desecration

Increasingly alone and at odds with the world, self-loathing Lewis makes a dramatic gesture of despair. Read by Emma Fielding.


SAT 03:00 Anthony Trollope - The Pallisers (b007jwgm)
Episode 5

Phineas Finn's political career is on the rise, but he is short of money. Glencora worries over her children's inheritance.


SAT 04:00 The 99p Challenge (b01rtwl1)
Series 5

Episode 5

Crazy panel show capers with Sue Perkins, Marcus Brigstocke, Miranda Hart, Nick Frost and Armando Iannucci. From September 2004.


SAT 04:30 Sneakiepeeks (b00pfv03)
Special Relationship

A CIA man spends the day with Team Beagle on an exchange visit.

But will his past come back to haunt him?

Comedy by Harry Venning and Neil Brand about a team of inept, backstabbing surveillance operatives.

Bill ...... Richard Lumsden
Sharla ...... Nina Conti
Mark ...... Daniel Kaluuya
Colonel ...... Ewan Bailey
Bristow ...... John Biggins
Sean ...... Joseph Cohen Cole
Lenny ...... Piers Wehner
Ignatius/Fuego ...... Nigel Hastings
Man ...... Rhys Jennings

Producer: Katie Tyrrell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2009.


SAT 05:00 Little Blighty on the Down (b00tr63g)
Series 4

Episode 3

Council leader John tries to impress a delegation with a village cover-up. Political satire with John Baddeley. From July 1991.


SAT 05:30 The Price of Happiness (b060724p)
Series 1

A Big White Wedding

Stand-up poet Kate Fox explores some of the things she doesn't want and has cheerfully failed to achieve in life, despite feeling society constantly reminds her that, as a woman, she should.

This time, Kate looks at the subject of "A Big White Wedding". Is it every little girl's dream to be walked down the aisle feeling like a Disney Princess, looking like she's been swallowed by taffeta? What if you're more Lightwater Valley Lass than Disney Princess?

Kate got married in a lighthouse, with guests waiting to cross the causeway because the lighthouse keeper drew up the wrong tide times. The wedding cost under a thousand pounds and guests brought their own food. To Kate, it was perfect. But would this somewhat unconventional day cost other brides their wedding smiles?

Statistics show that males and females still divide domestic duties up in traditional ways, although in Kate's household these roles are almost completely reversed. Is there such a thing as the perfect formula for marriage or is it a tradition as outdated as Morris Dancing with only slightly fewer hankies and bells?

Kate Fox is a comedian and poet from the North East of England. She has contributed poems and comic pieces to many Radio 4 shows including Saturday Live, Wondermentalist Cabaret, From Fact to Fiction, Woman's Hour and Arthur Smith's Balham Bash.

Producer: Lianne Coop
An Impatient production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2015


SAT 06:00 Saturday Drama (b007674j)
Ian Curteis - The Falklands Play

Controversial account of how Margaret Thatcher's government went to war to regain the Falkland Islands in 1982.

Starring Patricia Hodge as Margaret Thatcher MP, John Standing as William Whitelaw MP, Michael Cochrane as Nicholas Ridley MP, Clive Merrison as John Nott MP and Robert Hardy as Sir Anthony Parsons.

The BBC commissioned the TV play from writer Ian Curteis in 1986, but notoriously shelved it for 16 years because of its pro-Thatcher stance ahead of a general election. The decision to halt it was taken by then BBC 1 Controller Michael Grade, creating a press furore over claims of bias and censorship.

A TV version was also produced for BBC Four with Patricia Hodge once again portrayed Margaret Thatcher.

Directed by Jeremy Howe.

First heard on Radio 4 2002.


SAT 07:30 Fabulous Flops (b0131ylr)
More Fabulous Flops

Episode 1

Was Bat Boy fang-tastic? Paul Roseby searches New York and London for musical failures. With Elaine Stritch and Sandi Toksvig.


SAT 08:00 Archive on 4 (b01qsqfp)
The Devil's Horn

The saxophone is the most important musical invention of the last 170 years. Lauded for its adventurous sound, its sensuality and seemingly never-ending versatility, the brass woodwind horn has become one of the most popular instruments in the world. Today, it's at home in classical music as it is in pop with hundreds of famous composers writing significant pieces for its shapely curves. Neither of these musical homes compare to its place in jazz, where its presence is so influential it's hard to think of another instrument more associated with the genre.

But for some the sax produces a devilish sound, whether that's down to taste or decency. It's been shunned by polite society, banished from orchestras and even denounced by governments. Much worse, in recent times it has been accused of blandness and crowned the king of elevator music.

British jazz musician Soweto Kinch examines the saxophone's place in history in Radio 4's Archive on 4. An alto player himself, Kinch investigates the instrument's captivating and somewhat turbulent journey through musical and spoken archive. Aiding Soweto with expert analysis are his friend and fellow sax player Courtney Pine, leading classical saxophonist Amy Dickson, historian Dr Paul Cohen, director of the 2012 World Saxophone Congress Richard Ingham and comedian David Quantick.


SAT 09:00 Jay Rayner Gets Stuffed (b03tr1fv)
Food writer and restaurant critic, Jay Rayner's known for banging on about the awful - and sometimes lovely - things that cooks do to blameless ingredients. Here, he offers up a few of his own.

From a personal selection of deliciously fat-drenched, gut-busting grub-related radio, get your teeth into the decades of us mucking around with our food.

On Jay's mouth-watering menu:

* A generous helping of loudmouth chef Anthony Bourdain

* A rare appearance from Elizabeth David on BBC Radio 4's 'The Food Programme'

* Keith Floyd starring as a Roman chef in a late night BBC Radio 4 comedy

* Nina Myskow talking to essayist David Sedaris, children's author Judith Kerr and dancer Carlos Acosta about what they really eat.

* A dash of Miles Jupp as Damien Trench, 'In and Out of The Kitchen'

* A pinch of sarcasm with 'The Sunday Format' on Gastronimity.

* A taste of a Philadelpia deli in award-winning documentary, 'One Big Kitchen Table'

* A mouthful from a BBC Radio 2 phone-in about the chicken shop with Vanessa Feltz

* And to wash it all down: "Hog lard, of course that's what killed my grandfather...at 94" says a pork-loving chef from the American South. Get fired up for the world of competitive American barbecuing with Russell Davies in 'You Is What You Eat'.

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by Testbed Productions.


SAT 12:00 Steptoe and Son (b00sbh9h)
Series 1

The Bath

Harold's plan for a proper bathroom upset his father Albert.

Starring Wilfrid Brambell as Albert and Harry H Corbett as Harold.

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 was set in a house with a yard full of junk, featuring the lives of rag and bone men Albert Steptoe and his son Harold and it was the spark for a run of 8 series for TV.

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 September 1966.


SAT 12:30 Dad's Army (b007jmyj)
Series 2

Boots, Boots, Boots

The Home Guard platoon take action when Captain Mainwaring becomes obsessed with their feet.

Starring Arthur Lowe as Captain Mainwaring, John Le Mesurier as Sergeant Wilson, Clive Dunn as Corporal Jones, John Laurie as Private Frazer, Ian Lavender as Private Pike and Arnold Ridley as Godfrey.

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

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1975.


SAT 13:00 Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City (Omnibus) (b0615xzs)
Significant Others

1980s San Francisco. Mrs Madrigal and her children are back. Kate Harper stars in Lin Coghlan's Tales of the City dramatisation. From July 2015.


SAT 14:10 Inheritance Tracks (b04bw4sd)
Chris Froome

Chris Froome shares his Inheritance Tracks - 'All You Need Is Love' by the Beatles and 'Scatterlings of Africa' by Johnny Clegg.


SAT 14:15 In the Psychiatrist's Chair (b0615ynw)
Ruth Rendell

Queen of crime Ruth Rendell tells Professor Anthony Clare why she's jaundiced about the idea of the 'happy family'.

Ruth Rendell was born in 1930 and died in 2015.

Psychiatrist Dr Anthony Clare's in depth interviews with prominent people from different walks of life.

Born in Dublin, author Anthony held a doctorate in medicine, a master's degree in philosophy and was a fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. After becoming a regular on BBC Radio 4's Stop the Week in the 1980s, he became Britain's best-known psychiatrist and earned his own vehicle, In the Psychiatrist's Chair.

Starting in 1982, this series ran until 2001 and also transferred to TV.

Anthony Clare died suddenly in Paris aged 64 in 2007.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1994.


SAT 15:00 Archive on 4 (b01qsqfp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SAT 16:00 Saturday Drama (b007674j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 Fabulous Flops (b0131ylr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SAT 18:00 Stanislaw Lem - Solaris (b00pf4xk)
Episode 2

Psychologist Kris is falling in love with his replica wife and wants to take her back to Earth with him. His colleagues are simultaneously plotting to destroy the planet.

Stanislaw Lem's famous modern sci-fi classic, dramatised by Hattie Naylor.

Starring Ron Cook as Kris, Stuart Richman as Sartoris, Tim McMullan as Snow and Joanne Froggatt as Rheya.

Music by Alice Trueman
Sound Design: Steve Brooke
Directed at BBC Manchester by Polly Thomas

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2007.


SAT 19:00 Jay Rayner Gets Stuffed (b03tr1fv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 Hardeep at The Stand (b01qq813)
Series 3

Episode 1

Join Hardeep Singh Kohli for some hilarious stand-up comedy from a selection of the best comedians working in the world right now. Hardeep at The Stand captures the entire comedy experience, there's backstage revelations, jokes, anecdotes and lots and lots of laughter.

In this episode, Australian funny woman Sarah Kendall talks about aeroplane travel with a baby, Tanyalee Davis shares her experiences of being three foot six inches tall and Damien Crow shares his thoughts on being a Goth!


SAT 22:15 The Problem With Adam Bloom (b00g3xwp)
Series 2

Problems

Adam Bloom has a problem. He's fed up with having problems.

But would not having problems really be any better?

With Rob Rouse and Stefano Paolini.

Written by Adam Bloom.

Producer: Adam Bromley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2004.


SAT 22:30 Armando Iannucci's Charm Offensive (b007xs3b)
Series 3

Episode 4

The comedic alchemist brews up a potent comic potion. With David Cross, Clive Anderson and Mark Watson. From September 2007.


SAT 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b0623d5w)
From 10pm to midnight, seven days a week, the Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. Plus Arthur Smith chats to Ivo Graham.


SAT 23:00 Alan Parker's 59 Minutes of Truth (b007jvkb)
Episode 1

The Urban Warrior clambers on to his soapbox to impart more undeniable truths to a nation crying out for direction and guidance.

The comedy and music mix includes a cure for apathy, if he can be bothered.

Written by and starring Simon Munnery.

With Peter Serafinowicz.

Producer: Aled Evans

First broadcast on BBC Radio 1 in February 1995.



SUNDAY 05 JULY 2015

SUN 00:00 Stanislaw Lem - Solaris (b00pf4xk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City (Omnibus) (b0615xzs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:10 Inheritance Tracks (b04bw4sd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:10 on Saturday]


SUN 02:15 In the Psychiatrist's Chair (b0615ynw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Saturday]


SUN 03:00 Archive on 4 (b01qsqfp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 Saturday Drama (b007674j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 Fabulous Flops (b0131ylr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 ME Braddon - Lady Audley's Secret (Omnibus) (b038xp87)
Episode 1

The glittering world of Lucy Graham, who gains all the wealth she desires through her marriage to the devoted Sir Michael Audley.

Her maid Phoebe watches with envy as Lucy delights in the glories of her new life...

Mary Elizabeth Braddon's novel was first published in 1862.

Omnibus of the first of five of ten-parts dramatised by Theresa Heskins.

Mary Braddon.....Hattie Morahan
Lucy, Lady Audley..... Charlotte Emmerson
Sir Michael Audley..... Sam Dale
Phoebe Marks..... Lizzy Watts
Luke Marks..... Benjamin Askew
Robert Audley..... Alex Wyndham
George Talboys..... Joseph Kloska
Alicia Audley..... Perdita Weeks
Lieutenant Maldon..... Jonathan Tafler

Directed by Julie Beckett and Fiona Kelcher.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2009.


SUN 07:15 Bad Habits (b00fpxkg)
Perfectionism

Comedian and writer Richard Herring explores some of the bad habits and personal failings which directly or indirectly affect all of us in our daily working lives.

Richard examines the impact of perfectionism and goes inside a double Michelin-starred restaurant to see how chef Marcus Wareing strives for food utopia.

Douglas Broadley, CEO of global design agency Imagination, talks frankly about how his perfectionism affects the company and an ex-employee gives his perspective on working for a perfectionist boss.

Also featuring psychologist and perfectionism expert Cary Cooper.


SUN 07:30 Another Case of Milton Jones (b012wzpg)
Series 5

Gardening Expert

Milton crosses stamens with a deadly rival in the vicious cutthroat world of gardening. He's joined in his endeavours by his co-stars Tom Goodman-Hill ("Camelot"), Dave Lamb ("Come Dine With Me") and Margaret Cabourn-Smith ("Miranda").

Milton Jones returns to BBC Radio Four for an amazing 9th series - which means he's been running for longer than Gardeners' Question Time and answered more questions on gardening as well.

Britain's funniest Milton and the king of the one-liner returns with a fully-working cast and a shipload of new jokes for a series of daffy comedy adventures

Each week, Milton is a complete and utter expert at something - brilliant Mathematician, World-Class Cyclist, Aviator, Championship Jockey...

... and each week, with absolutely no ability or competence, he plunges into a big adventure with utterly funny results...

"Milton Jones is one of Britain's best gagsmiths with a flair for creating daft yet perfect one-liners" - The Guardian.

"King of the surreal one-liners" - The Times

"If you haven't caught up with Jones yet - do so!" - The Daily Mail

Written by Milton with James Cary ("Think The Unthinkable", "Miranda"), the man they call "Britain's funniest Milton," returns to the radio with a fully-working cast and a shipload of new jokes.

The cast includes regulars Tom Goodman-Hill ( "Spamalot"), Lucy Montgomery ("Down The Line"), Dave Lamb ("Come Dine With Me") and Ben Willbond ("Horrible Histories")

David Tyler's radio credits include Armando Iannucci's Charm Offensive, Cabin Pressure, Bigipedia, Another Case Of Milton Jones, Jeremy Hardy Speaks To The Nation, Giles Wemmbley Hogg Goes Off, The 99p Challenge, The Castle, The 3rd Degree and even, going back a bit, Radio Active. His TV credits include Paul Merton - The Series, Spitting Image, Absolutely, The Paul & Pauline Calf Video Diaries, Coogan's Run, The Tony Ferrino Phenomenon and exec producing Victoria Wood's dinnerladies.

Produced & directed by David Tyler
A Pozzitive production for BBC Radio 4.


SUN 08:00 Ray's a Laugh (b007js54)
From 17/01/1950

Ted's wife, Kitty, goes to the sales - while George chases a film star at Waterloo.

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 January 1950.


SUN 08:30 Whack-O! (b06164z4)
From 20/06/1961

When faced with a financial shortfall, Professor Jimmy Edwards' plans are scuppered unless he can find a wife...

June Whitfield ...... Matron
Roddy Maude-Roxby ...... Mr Potter
Joan Sanderson ...... The Marchioness
Roy Dotrice ...... Dr Sopwith
Frederick Treves ...... Soames
Roger Shepherd ...... Lumley
David Lott ...... Taplow

Starting life on BBC TV before transferring to radio, Chiselbury School is run "for the sons of gentlefolk".

Headmaster, Professor James Edwards, M.A. never misses a trick when it comes to exploiting the students and their parents. Sports pitches are given over to growing vegetables, which the boys nurture for their head to sell. Classes never exceed 95 pupils - 50 if private tuition is paid for at five guineas extra. It's only thanks to the efforts of the devoted deputy head, Mr Pettigrew, that the school exists at all.

Written by Frank Muir and Denis Norden and adapted for radio by David Climie.

Producer: Edward Taylor

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in June 1961.


SUN 09:00 Queen of the Desert: Omnibus (b06165cp)
Gertrude Bell - traveller, diplomat, spy and the political officer who helped establish Iraq. Read by Sylvestra le Touzel.


SUN 10:10 Inheritance Tracks (b04kfx27)
Sadie Frost

Actress Sadie Frost inherits 'Here Comes the Sun' by the Beatles, and passes on 'Kooks' by David Bowie.


SUN 10:15 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b010tbkf)
Children's Writers

Michael Morpurgo

From Beethoven to Buddy Holly.

War Horse creator, Sir Michael Morpurgo shares his castaway choices with Sue Lawley.

His other works include Kensuke's Kingdom, Why the Wales Came and Private Peaceful.

The widely respected children's author and the former Children's Laureate styles himself as a 'story-teller/writer' and the themes he explores are the relationships between young and old, children and animals and children's experiences of loneliness and self-reliance.

Together with his wife, Clare, he set up the charity Farms for City Children in Devon to give inner-city children the opportunity to experience life on a farm, working with animals and being close to nature.

Producer Lisa Jenkinson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2004.


SUN 11:00 Mystery Theater (b06167d8)
Dime a Dance: Lucille Ball

Selected shows from the golden days of American radio in the 1940s and 50s, when many of Hollywood's greatest screen stars were regular performers, often re-enacting their famous film roles.

Lucille Ball stars as New York dance hall worker Ginger Allen, who is embroiled in the terrifying hunt for a dangerous killer.

Adapted from Cornell Woolrich's classic 1938 short story. From CBS Radio's Suspense series which ran from 1942 to 1962.

Lucille Ball (1911-1989) was dubbed the 'Queen of B-Movies' in the 1940s, before she became an American TV icon in her hit comedy series I Love Lucy (1951-1957). She was also the head of the studio which made it. More TV comedy hits followed like The Lucy Show, Here's Lucy, and Life with Lucy.

Produced and directed by William Spier.

First broadcast in the USA on 13 January 13, 1944 on the Columbia Broadcasting System.


SUN 11:30 Who Wears the Trousers? (b0076dtg)
'I Love Lucy' became one of the most successful TV sitcoms of all time. This is the story of a couple who changed the face of comedy forever.

Domestic squabbles and scatter-brained schemes reigned supreme. On screen, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz ended their arguments happily. Off-screen, the story was to have a bitter twist for the couple's own real-life marriage.

Presented by Emma Kennedy

Last in the series about husband-and-wife double acts in American entertainment.

Producer: Elizabeth Freestone

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2003.


SUN 12:00 Ray's a Laugh (b007js54)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 12:30 Whack-O! (b06164z4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 13:00 ME Braddon - Lady Audley's Secret (Omnibus) (b038xp87)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SUN 14:15 Bad Habits (b00fpxkg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today]


SUN 14:30 Charles Portis - True Grit Omnibus (b0616pb3)
A young girl undertakes an unthinkable quest to avenge her father's death and bring the killer to justice. Read by Nancy Crane.


SUN 15:45 Opening Lines (b012r6vb)
Series 13

Ladies of the Soil

A return of the series which gives first-time and emerging short story writers their radio debut.

A meditative tale by Gill Blow about unspoken tensions between a husband and wife as they look to an uncertain future.

Read by Philip Jackson
Produced by Gemma Jenkins

A graduate of the Sheffield Hallam creative writing course, Gill's one-act play was performed as part of the New Writers Drama Festival in Lincoln last year and her story, Pol Creek, was recently published in The New Writer Magazine.


SUN 16:00 Martin Conisby's Vengeance (b007jwfq)
The seafaring hero faces more pirates and battles afloat. Jeffrey Farnol's swashbuckling saga with Steven Pacey and Julia Swift.


SUN 17:30 Another Case of Milton Jones (b012wzpg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 18:00 Peter Ackroyd - Hawksmoor (b0616q17)
Episode 2

18th century architect Nicholas Dyer is under suspicion, and a series of modern murders baffle Nicholas Hawksmoor.

Conclusion of Peter Ackroyd's tale of parallel investigations into killings across two centuries.

Dyer/Hawksmoor ...... Philip Jackson
Sir Christopher Wren ...... Norman Rodway
John Vanbrugh ...... Andrew Wincott
Nat Eliot ...... Ben Crowe
Penny ...... Clare Corbett
Mary ...... Helen Ayres
Thomas Hill ...... Jordan Calvert
Boy 1 ...... Luke Smith
Boy 2 ...... Bradley Sowter
Anne ...... Miranda Foster
Mirabelis ...... Richard Johnson
Mrs West ...... Richenda Carey
Dad ...... Terence Edmond
Walter Pyne ...... Thomas Arnold

Other parts played by the cast.

Dramatised by Nick Fisher.

Recorded on location in London’s Spitalfields and Clerkenwell and at Soundhouse Studios.

Producer: Janet Whitaker

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2000.


SUN 19:00 Mystery Theater (b06167d8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 19:30 Who Wears the Trousers? (b0076dtg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:30 today]


SUN 20:00 Queen of the Desert: Omnibus (b06165cp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SUN 21:10 Inheritance Tracks (b04kfx27)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:10 today]


SUN 21:15 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b010tbkf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:15 today]


SUN 22:00 Another Case of Milton Jones (b012wzpg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 22:30 Cowards (b0079nt1)
Series 1

Episode 3

Packing cases and breaking vows in the bizarre world of the comedy sketch show team.

Featuring the talents of writers and performers Tom Basden, Stefan Golaszewski, Tim Key and Lloyd Woolf.

Producer: Victoria Lloyd

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2007.


SUN 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b0623dsy)
From 10pm to midnight, seven days a week, the Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. Plus Arthur Smith chats again to Ivo Graham.


SUN 23:00 Mastering the Universe (b00scz7j)
Series 1

The Workplace

Professor Joy Klamp takes a tour of miserable people and places. Stars Dawn French and Christopher Douglas. From November 2005.


SUN 23:15 The Shuttleworths (b01n2141)
Series 4

Scare in the Community

John Shuttleworth's worries over hidden dangers aren't shared by agent Ken or wife Mary. Stars Graham Fellows. From March 2003.


SUN 23:30 Inside Alan Francis (b00hlf5j)
Episode 1

Comedian Alan Francis explores the workings of his own mind in relation to his life, friends and long-suffering girlfriend Jane.

Alan realises he must have done something wrong to annoy Jane, but can't remember what it is?

With Julian Dutton, Barnaby Power, Kali Peacock.

Producer Julia McKenzie

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2009.



MONDAY 06 JULY 2015

MON 00:00 Peter Ackroyd - Hawksmoor (b0616q17)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 ME Braddon - Lady Audley's Secret (Omnibus) (b038xp87)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:15 Bad Habits (b00fpxkg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 on Sunday]


MON 02:30 Charles Portis - True Grit Omnibus (b0616pb3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Sunday]


MON 03:45 Opening Lines (b012r6vb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:45 on Sunday]


MON 04:00 Martin Conisby's Vengeance (b007jwfq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 Another Case of Milton Jones (b012wzpg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 Falco (b00r32wz)
The Iron Hand of Mars

Episode 5

Roman detective Falco and his fellow prisoners are marched through the forest and finally meet the legendary Celtic priestess Veleda.

Justinus takes matters into his own hands when he volunteers to negotiate with her, but Falco is worried that he doesn't fully understand the implications of the meeting.

Starring Anton Lesser as Marcus Didius Falco, Gary Lewis as Helveticus and Oliver Hembrough as Justinus.

Dramatised by Mary Cutler.
Directed at BBC Birmingham by Peter Leslie Wild.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2007.


MON 06:30 Listed (b00dsr38)
Lucinda Lambton reports on the struggle of the Twentieth Century Society to preserve examples of twentieth century architecture which are now in danger of demolition.

She begins her investigation in Birmingham, where the city council wants to pull down the Central Library, and also looks at the Society's attempts to save a gasometer in Edinburgh, a block of council flats in London and the Civic Centre in Plymouth.


MON 07:00 The Other Man (b0076xyj)
Declaration

A date, a declaration, some poetry and a proposal: things get out of hand for all the lovers.

Written by Jan Etherington and Gavin Petrie.

Travis ..... Julian Rhind-Tutt
Grace ..... Charlotte Randle
Charlie ..... Paul Reynolds
Serena ..... Alice Lowe
Alice ...... Clare Cathcart

Producer: Elizabeth Freestone

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2006.


MON 07:30 Just a Minute (b06084kz)
Series 72

Episode 7

Nicholas Parsons hosts the perennially popular panel game in which guests Paul Merton, Gyles Brandreth, Lucy Beaumont, and Marcus Brigstocke attempt to talk for 60 seconds with no hesitation, repetition or deviation.

Hayley Sterling blows the whistle.

Produced by Victoria Lloyd.

A BBC Comedy Production.


MON 08:00 Dad's Army (b007tbwz)
Series 2

Sergeant, Save My Boy!

Barbed wire traps Pike on a seaside minefield - and the tide is turning!

Starring Arthur Lowe as Captain Mainwaring, John Le Mesurier as Sergeant Wilson, Clive Dunn as Corporal Jones, John Laurie as Private Frazer, Ian Lavender as Private Pike and Arnold Ridley as Godfrey.

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

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1975.


MON 08:30 Marriage Lines (b0617187)
Series 2

Episode 4

George worries about what the future holds for baby Helen. Richard Briers and Prunella Scales star in their second series based on the mutual love and mistrust of a young married couple.

Originating on BBC TV, it was adapted for radio due to its popularity by Richard Waring from his own TV scripts.

A decade later, Richard Briers was starring as Tom Good in The Good Life while Prunella Scales starred as Sybil in Fawlty Towers. They remained friends until Richard Briers' death in 2013.

Producer: Charles Maxwell

Recorded at the BBC Paris Studio in London.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in April 1967.


MON 09:00 Quote... Unquote (b00t3vl6)
Nigel Rees chairs the quotations quiz with Dr Phil Hammond, Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, Miles Jupp and Robert Lacey. From July 2010.


MON 09:30 Sketchorama (b06172dj)
Series 4

Episode 1

The Twins Macabre, Massive Dad, and The Penny Dreadfuls.

Award winning actress and comedian Isy Suttie presents the pick of the best live sketch groups currently performing on the UK comedy circuit

Every show spotlights three up and coming groups featuring character, improv, broken and musical sketch comedy.

There are so many incredibly talented and inventive sketch groups on the British Comedy scene but with no dedicated broadcast format. Sketchorama aims to bring hidden gems and established live acts to the airwaves.

Producer: Gus Beattie

A Comedy Unit production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in July 2015.


MON 10:00 Anthony Trollope - The Pallisers (b007jwh0)
Episode 6

Phineas fears his past will affect his career, and with rumours over his love life, a fresh setback awaits. Stars Conleth Hill.


MON 11:00 Love Stories (b01msgg4)
A Voice From the Past

By Penny Vincenzi. A young girl is enchanted by vivid tales from the past. Stories from bestselling romantic novelists. Read by Joanna Lumley.


MON 11:15 Drama (b00vcn9q)
Antoine de Saint-Exupery - Wind, Sand and Stars

WIND, SAND AND STARS by Antoine de Exupery
dramatised by Rod Wooden

The autobiographical tale of Antoine de Exupery's plane crash in the Libyan desert in 1935 and his miraculous survival.

Exupery ..... Paul Rhys
Prevot ..... Adeel Akhtar
Bedouin ..... Sean Baker

Director: David Hunter

When Antoine de Saint-Exupery and his co-pilot Prevot crash in the Libyan Desert while attempting to break the record for the Paris-Saigon flight in 1935 the odds are stacked against them. Miraculously they survive the impact - and while the plane doesn't catch fire or explode the fuel and water tanks are ruptured and supplies are only minimal. With only half a litre of coffee, a little white wine, a few grapes and an orange they only know they are stranded somewhere in a square of inhospitable desert whose sides measure 400km.

The days are scorching and the nights freezing. Their signal fires go unnoticed. Their forays to find help are fruitless and increasingly desperate. Physically weak, they become prone to hallucinations. Mirages appear on their horizons. Life is tested to its limits and the increasingly debilitated dialogue between Exupery and Prevot is accompanied by Exupery's inner thoughts and meditations on their situation. This not only describes their physical journey but, in Exupery's characteristic fashion, takes us on a journey that deals with previous flying expeditions and his very detailed view of the insights flying, particularly in the very basic sort of aircraft he flew, gives to our perception of our relationship with the planet. Although written 70 years ago the story still has relevant messages for us today in the context of our increased awareness of globalisation and climate change.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery was a larger-than-life character. Born into an aristocratic French family in 1900, flying and writing were his two passions. In 1926 he joined the airline Latecoere, later to become Aeropostale, as one of its pioneering aviators, charged with opening mail routes to remote African colonies and to South America with primitive planes and in dangerous conditions. His career was punctuated by scrapes and near-fatal crashes - WIND, SAND AND STARS charting one of these.

Exiled to America after the French surrender in 1940 he wrote the classic children's tale THE LITTLE PRINCE and the novel FLIGHT TO ARRAS, the latter charting his war experiences as a reconnaissance pilot and which headed the US best seller list for 6 months in 1942. Having persuaded Allied Commanders to let him fly again he disappeared over the Mediterranean in July 1944 presumed shot down by a German fighter.

Rod Wooden's stage plays include the multi-award-winning YOUR HOME IN THE WEST (Manchester Royal Exchange and Steppenwolf theatre, Chicago) and an adaptation of MOBY DICK for the RSC. Radio plays include MEDEA, MEDEA and Saint-Exupery's FLIGHT TO ARRAS - both for Radio Four. Rod has lived in Colombia - writing both in Spanish and English - for the past ten years.


MON 12:00 Dad's Army (b007tbwz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 Marriage Lines (b0617187)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 Falco (b00r32wz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 Listed (b00dsr38)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 Gregor Mendel - A Monk and Two Peas (b008wfdp)
Episode 1

Robin Marantz Henig's biography about the Moravian monk who pioneered genetic research. Read by Liza Ross and Michael Williams.


MON 14:15 Life at 24 Frames a Second (b00xpnd2)
If It Moves, Shoot It

"There is violence in the medium. It begins with being in the dark, monopolized and compelled by the light. There is a kind of imprisonment. It is then increased by the way film can cut. And cut is a very appropriate word."

Critic and writer David Thomson continues his journey through cinema and considers its enduring love affair with violence.

Producer: Mark Burman.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2011.


MON 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b00jwy1q)
ME Braddon - Lady Audley's Secret

Episode 6

Dramatisation of the classic Victorian thriller by Mary Elizabeth Braddon.

Robert Audley gets closer to the truth in his quest to uncover Lady Audley's secret. Everything begins to fall into place as he questions Lucy Audley's first employers and, at last, he uncovers a vital clue.

Mary Braddon ...... Hattie Morahan
Robert Audley ...... Alex Wyndham
Mr Dawson ...... Paul Rider
Mrs Vincent ...... Charlotte West-Oram
Tonks ...... Deborah McAndrew
Phoebe Marks ...... Lizzy Watts
Luke Marks ...... Benjamin Askew

Directed by Julie Beckett and Fiona Kelcher.


MON 14:45 Book at Bedtime (b009jd7r)
Sadie Jones - The Outcast

Rehabilitation

After two years in prison, 19-year-old Lewis is home and keen to make amends, but what will his father do? Read by Emma Fielding.


MON 15:00 Anthony Trollope - The Pallisers (b007jwh0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 Quote... Unquote (b00t3vl6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 16:30 Getting Nowhere Fast (b007k1fl)
Series 2

Episode 1

Back at the Cyber Pass cafe, Chantal's biological clock is ticking, so the hunt is on. Stars Mervyn Stutter. From March 2003.


MON 17:00 The Other Man (b0076xyj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 17:30 Just a Minute (b06084kz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 18:00 The Price of Fear (b007jnd6)
The Waxwork

Horror legend Vincent Price tells the mortifying tale of a man who spends the night among wax dummies.

Starring Peter Barkworth, Joan Cooper, Cyril Shaps and Christopher Bidmead.

AM Burrage’s story dramatised by Barry Campbell.

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on BBC World Service in 1973.


MON 18:30 A Good Read (b0075r97)
Frederic Raphael and Amanda Vickery

Louise Doughty and her guests, novelist and scriptwriter Frederic Raphael and social historian Amanda Vickery discuss three favourite paperbacks by AS Byatt, Peter Robb and Ronald Wright. From January 2000.

Still Life, by AS Byatt
Publisher: Vintage

Midnight in Sicily, by Peter Robb
Publisher: Panther

Scientific Romance, by Ronald Wright
Publisher: Anchor.


MON 19:00 Dad's Army (b007tbwz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 Marriage Lines (b0617187)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 Falco (b00r32wz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 Listed (b00dsr38)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 Love Stories (b01msgg4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:15 Drama (b00vcn9q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


MON 22:00 Just a Minute (b06084kz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 Sketchorama (b06172dj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


MON 23:00 The Now Show (b060bwds)
Series 46

Episode 1

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week's news through stand-up and sketches. This week the cast are joined by alternative comedy legend Alexei Sayle and Political Editor for Sky News Faisal Islam.


MON 23:30 Pick Ups (b00n5rwp)
Series 2

Little Grey Cells

Sitcom by Ian Kershaw, set around a Manchester taxi company.

Dave's marriage proposal is temporarily postponed by an omelette.

Mike ...... Paul Loughran
Lind ...... Lesley Sharp
Dave ...... Phil Rowson
Rebel ..... Parvez Qadir
Drunk ...... Mark E Smith
Stevie ...... Suranne Jones
Pat the Butcher ...... Andrew Grose.



TUESDAY 07 JULY 2015

TUE 00:00 The Price of Fear (b007jnd6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 A Good Read (b0075r97)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 Falco (b00r32wz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 Listed (b00dsr38)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 Gregor Mendel - A Monk and Two Peas (b008wfdp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:15 Life at 24 Frames a Second (b00xpnd2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b00jwy1q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:45 Book at Bedtime (b009jd7r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 Anthony Trollope - The Pallisers (b007jwh0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 Quote... Unquote (b00t3vl6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:30 Getting Nowhere Fast (b007k1fl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:30 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 The Other Man (b0076xyj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 Just a Minute (b06084kz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 Falco (b00r35gz)
The Iron Hand of Mars

Episode 6

Just as he thinks his mission is drawing to a close, Falco has a fateful encounter with a missing legate and a giant Celtic bull. But he doesn't manage to close the case without the help of his resourceful girlfriend Helena, and the intervention of a small child.

Starring Anton Lesser as Marcus Didius Falco, Anna Madeley as Helena Justina, Gary Lewis as Helveticus and David Holt as Xanthus.

Dramatised by Mary Cutler.
Directed at BBC Birmingham by Peter Leslie Wild.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2007.


TUE 06:30 Mind Changers (b00lny48)
The Pseudo-Patient Study

Claudia Hammond revisits another classic psychology experiment, David Rosenhan's Pseudo-Patient Study, gaining access to his unpublished personal papers to discover how it changed our understanding of the human mind, and its impact 40 years on.

Between 1969 and 1972, the clinical psychologist David Rosenhan and seven other people - none of whom had a psychiatric diagnosis - got themselves admitted to 12 different psychiatric hospitals around the United States. They did this by presenting with a single symptom, saying that they heard a voice which said words such as 'empty', 'dull' and 'thud.' Once admitted, they acted completely normally. Nevertheless, they were kept in for periods of between 8 and 52 days. Seven of them were diagnosed with schizophrenia and were released as being 'in remission'; not one of them was judged to be sane.

After Rosenhan published On Being Sane in Insane Places in the journal Science in 1973, the psychiatric profession went on the defensive to protest its diagnostic competence. The study struck at the heart of their attempts to medicalise psychiatry and be accepted as proper doctors. Its impact was felt when the third edition of the profession's bible, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, came out in 1980: changes had been made which brought more rigour to the diagnostic process.

However, as Claudia discovers from Rosenhan's unpublished papers, for him the study was less an experiment of diagnostic efficacy than an anthropological survey of psychiatric wards. In a chapter of the book he never finished, she reads his poignant account of his own first admission, and his sense that 'minimal attention was paid to my presence, as if I hardly existed'.

Now suffering ill health and unable to speak, Rosenhan delegates his friends and colleagues professor of social psychology at Stanford University Lee Ross and clinical psychologist Florence Keller to speak to Claudia and show her the box containing previously unpublished material which throws new light on one of the most controversial and famous psychology experiments.


TUE 07:00 Like They've Never Been Gone (b00cz8np)
Series 4

Episode 6

It’s Tommy and Sheila’s anniversary – 40 years in showbiz!

Lewis is hoping it’ll pass quietly and cheaply. But will a short hospital stay force Tommy to start taking life easier?

Mike Coleman's sitcom starring Roy Hudd and June Whitfield.

Ageing showbiz couple Tommy Franklin and Sheila Parr battle on with their second stab at fame.

Tommy Franklin …. Roy Hudd
Sheila Parr …. June Whitfield
Hetty Stark …. Pat Coombes
Murray …. Julian Eardley
Louis Elstein …. Edward Halsted
Vicky Blunt/Nurse …. Emma Kennedy

Music by Frido Ruth.

Producer: Steve Doherty

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2002.


TUE 07:30 It's Not What You Know (b0608h7v)
Series 3

Episode 1

What is Sarah Millican's worst habit? Who is Richard Osman's mum's favourite recording artist? What would Nathan Caton be doing if he wasn't a comedian?

All these questions, and more, will be answered in the show hosted by Miles Jupp, where panellists are tested on how well they know their nearest and dearest.

In this case, Richard Osman picks his mother, Sarah Millican her mate Lou, and Nathan Caton his brother Mekel to answer questions about each other.

Producer: Matt Stronge.


TUE 08:00 Round the Horne (b00jjq7v)
Series 2

Episode 2

Rambling Syd Rumpo sings of gander-boggling, and Kenneth Horne trolls round to Bona Books to let Julian and Sandy vada his new manuscript.

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 March 1966.


TUE 08:30 The Burkiss Way (b007jshz)
Series 5

Love Big Brother the Burkiss Way

It's Big Brother with a twist as the team spoof George Orwell's '1984'.

Starring Fred Harris, Jo Kendall, Nigel Rees and Chris Emmett.

Cult sketch comedy series which originally ran from 1976 to 1980.

Written by Andrew Marshall and David Renwick.

Producer: David Hatch

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1980.


TUE 09:00 The Now Show (b060bwds)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:30 Romantic Friction (b0075w4v)
Thwarted

Lovelorn romance writer Anna is up against a deadline for her latest potboiler, a tale of love, suffering and jealousy.

But her creative juices don't seem to be flowing as, after years of having a purely fictional love-life, she's met a real-live man.

She's also constantly thwarted by her characters, who keep leaping off the page into her living room to challenge her about their plotlines.

Samantha Bond and Hugh Bonneville star in Michelle Read's 4-part comedy-drama

Anna ...... Samantha Bond
Brian ...... Hugh Bonneville
Deirdre ...... Beth Chambers
Fertility Doll ...... Adjoa Andoh
Book ...... Michael Fenton Stevens

Producer: Dawn Ellis

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2000.


TUE 10:00 Anthony Trollope - The Pallisers (b007jwh5)
Episode 7

Phineas Finn's trial grabs headlines, while Glencora and Plantagenet Palliser receive important news. Stars Juliet Stevenson.


TUE 11:00 Love Stories (b01mm3c5)
Room Service

By Jojo Moyes. A surprise weekend away after 14 years of marriage. Series of stories by bestselling romantic novelists. Read by Doon MacKichan.


TUE 11:15 Drama (b00zf4j1)
Gary Ogin - Shy Baby

Lionel Stillman has a new job, a girlfriend he thinks he loves, and a secret ambition - to be a stand-up comic. But he also has a problem. People make him nervous.

Gary Ogin's new comedy explores the crippling effects of acute social anxiety on work, hopes and relationships. As Lionel stumbles from bad date with Emma to bad first day at a call centre, he struggles with an inner voice telling him he's boring and useless - "or just plain weird". At first, Emma thinks he's attractively shy. Then she decides he's a drinker.

But Lionel does have friends. At a weekly support group his fellow sufferers Simon, Max and Rosie uncover his ambition to be a comic and encourage him to take it further by setting a challenge: to perform in a comedy club. As the night approaches, the idea seems ludicrous. How can a man who can't bring himself to meet his girlfriend's parents stand up and perform in front of a raucous pub crowd? Rosie holds the key.

Shy Baby features Stuart McLoughlin as Lionel, Alex Tregear as Rosie, and Polly Barsby as Emma. The play was researched with the help of Social Anxiety support groups in London and Bristol.

Producer: Chris Ledgard.


TUE 12:00 Round the Horne (b00jjq7v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 The Burkiss Way (b007jshz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 Falco (b00r35gz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 Mind Changers (b00lny48)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 Gregor Mendel - A Monk and Two Peas (b008wmwt)
Episode 2

Despite struggles with other duties, the monk begins his experiments. Robin Marantz Henig's biography, read by Michael Williams.


TUE 14:15 Life at 24 Frames a Second (b00xpp4x)
The Look of Love

We got to the movies for many things, including spectacle, thrills and wonder, but many go to fall in love - again and again - with the thrill of romance and a kiss as big as a house. How can love blow us apart?

Critic and writer David Thomson continues his personal journey through the power and meaning of cinema in search of longing and romance.

Producer: Mark Burman.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2011.


TUE 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b00jyjk0)
ME Braddon - Lady Audley's Secret

Episode 7

Dramatisation of the classic Victorian thriller by Mary Elizabeth Braddon.

Robert is determined to find a link between George Talboys's dead wife Helen and his beautiful aunt Lady Audley. His search takes him across the country, where he finds an extremely helpful witness.

Mary Braddon ...... Hattie Morahan
Robert Audley ...... Alex Wyndham
Landlord ...... Paul Rider
Lieutenant Maldon ...... Jonathan Tafler

Directed by Julie Beckett and Fiona Kelcher.


TUE 14:45 Book at Bedtime (b009jd80)
Sadie Jones - The Outcast

Sunday

Any hopes of a brave new beginning for Lewis have been dashed. Tensions at home are mounting. Read by Emma Fielding.


TUE 15:00 Anthony Trollope - The Pallisers (b007jwh5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 The Write Stuff (b061c7ky)
Series 9

Thomas Hardy

James Walton quizzes the panel in the literary quiz show.

Team captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh with guests Sue Limb and John O'Farrell.

The Author of the Week and subject for pastiche is Thomas Hardy.

Reader: Beth Chalmers.

Producer Katie Marsden

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2006.


TUE 16:30 Romantic Friction (b0075w4v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


TUE 17:00 Like They've Never Been Gone (b00cz8np)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 17:30 It's Not What You Know (b0608h7v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 18:00 The Price of Fear (b007jmk9)
Fish

Movie legend Vincent Price takes the bait, and tells a tale of horror from Down Under. Shark and chips, anyone?

Starring Bill Kerr, Bruce Beeby, Amanda Murray and Lewis Fiander.

Written by Rene Basilico.

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in 1973.


TUE 18:30 Dad Made Me Laugh (b00d3k8c)
Max Hudd

Roy Hudd's son chats to Sally Magnusson about his life with the star of 'News Huddlines', 'Coronation Street' and more.

Producer: Mike Walker

First broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland in September 2006.


TUE 19:00 Round the Horne (b00jjq7v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 The Burkiss Way (b007jshz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 Falco (b00r35gz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 Mind Changers (b00lny48)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 Love Stories (b01mm3c5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 21:15 Drama (b00zf4j1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


TUE 22:00 It's Not What You Know (b0608h7v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 The Boosh (b007jmh0)
Mutants

Bad-tempered Bob Fossil is creating new mutant animals to keep investors interested in his zoo.

A whale the size of a peanut might sound like a good idea, but zookeeper Howard Moon is not happy with the way things are going.

Written by and starring Noel Fielding and Julian Barratt.

The Boosh is a surreal adventure based on the Perrier Award-winning comedy show, featuring Howard and Vince's battles with zoo manager Bob Fossil.

Howard Moon ...... Julian Barrattt
Vince Noir ...... Noel Fielding
Bob Fossil ...... Rich Fulcher

With Dave Brown.

After BBC radio gave them their big break with this series, they transferred to BBC TV where The Mighty Boosh ran for three series.

Producer: Danny Wallace.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2001.


TUE 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b0627m16)
From 10pm to midnight, seven days a week, the Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. Plus Isy Suttie chats to Mae Martin.


TUE 23:00 Delve Special (b007jmj8)
Series 3

Cowboys

When a builder burnt down their house, Ronald and Yvonne Worthington went to their solicitor. That's when their troubles really started.

Reporter David Lander investigates Britain's cowboy builders.

Presented by David Lander with assistance from Stephen Fry.

Studio production by Stephen Frost, Dawn French and Phli Nice.

Dramatic reconstructions by Jack Klaff, Julia Hills, Mark Arden and Robert Bathurst.

Researched and compiled by Tony Sarchet.

Editor: Paul Mayhew-Archer

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

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1986.


TUE 23:30 King Cutler (b0090bdh)
King Cutler VI

The final episode. What more can be said?

Plenty.

Songs, poems and stories from Phyllis King , Ivor Cutler and their visitors.

With Dylan Edwards , Ted Harrison and Craig Murray-Orr.

Producer: Neil Cargill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in February 1990.



WEDNESDAY 08 JULY 2015

WED 00:00 The Price of Fear (b007jmk9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 Dad Made Me Laugh (b00d3k8c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 Falco (b00r35gz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 Mind Changers (b00lny48)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 Gregor Mendel - A Monk and Two Peas (b008wmwt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday]


WED 02:15 Life at 24 Frames a Second (b00xpp4x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Tuesday]


WED 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b00jyjk0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:45 Book at Bedtime (b009jd80)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 Anthony Trollope - The Pallisers (b007jwh5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 The Write Stuff (b061c7ky)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:30 Romantic Friction (b0075w4v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 Like They've Never Been Gone (b00cz8np)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 It's Not What You Know (b0608h7v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 Robert Barr - Galbraith and the Midas Touch (b061fdq3)
Watch the Birdie

A photograph circling the heads of three people at a party on a lawn sparks a new mystery for veteran detective Bill Galbraith. After spending days looking for him, Tommy Evans has finally tracked Galbraith down.

Starring Bernard Hepton as Galbraith. With Garard Green as Finch and Richard Davies as Evans.
Written by prize-winning TV producer Robert Barr, who also wrote TV scripts for the BBC's Z Cars and Softly Softly.

Produced by John Browell
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1977.


WED 06:30 Mind Changers (b00lv0wx)
The Hawthorne Effect

Claudia Hammond presents a series looking at the development of the science of psychology during the 20th century.

In the 1920s, at the enormous Western Electric Hawthorne Factory in Cicero outside Chicago, management began an experiment which was to improve the working life of millions and give rise to a phenomenon that anyone planning a psychology experiment would have to take into account in their design.

Keen to improve productivity at a time when the telephone industry was growing and Western Electric was building the components for all the telephone exchanges in the United States, management decided to see whether working conditions affected production. But the initial 'illumination studies' were inconclusive; whether lighting was increased or decreased to no better than moonlight, productivity increased. Whatever the intervention, it seemed to promote faster work.

Confused, management turned to economists from Harvard Business School to design a more complex study. So, in April 1927 five women were removed from the factory floor and put in a separate room - the relay assembly test room. For the next five years, as they assembled the complex relays they were minutely monitored. Their working conditions were regularly altered, but whether breaks were included or removed, their working day lengthened or shortened, their productivity continued to rise.

The study improved working conditions throughout the factory, as breaks were introduced for all, but it also gave rise to a phenomenon known as The Hawthorne Effect, which has to be taken into account in the design of any experiment - the mere fact that subjects know that they are being studied may alter their behaviour.

Yet The Hawthorne Effect is widely questioned. How can an experiment using such a small sample - five women, two of whom were changed during the study - have given rise to such a ubiquitous theory?

With the help of the Hawthorne Museum in Cicero, the Baker Library archive and Professor Michel Anteby at Harvard Business School, Professor Jeffrey Sonnenfeld of Yale Business School who met the original participants in the study back in the 1970s, and Mecca Chiesa of the University of Kent, Claudia Hammond re-examines the classic Hawthorne Studies.


WED 07:00 Are You From the Bugle? (b01jzq5m)
Butterthwaite White Hell

Will snow play havoc with Graham's chances of landing a story? Stars Jeffrey Holland and Robert Beck. From June 1996.


WED 07:30 Big Problems with Helen Keen (b0608n2d)
Series 1

Boredom

Helen looks at the problem of boredom, and the potential solution that is gamification.

Covering everything from bear-baiting to loyalty points, the show also asks how many times you can spot the mystery word?

Starring Helen Keen with Peter Serafinowicz and Susy Kane.

Written by Helen Keen and Miriam Underhill.

Producer: Gareth Edwards.

First broadcast on BBC Radoi 4 in July 2015.


WED 08:00 The Navy Lark (b007wpr5)
Series 3

Mount Rumpus Atoll

Povey has no trouble in naming a useless frigate to be a target in a NATO exercise.

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

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 December 1960.


WED 08:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00w6bws)
Series 5

Episode 9

A cricket lament - and Wild West drama 'The Lone Stranger'.

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

Stars Tim Brooke-Taylor, John Cleese, David Hatch, Bill Oddie and Jean Hart.

Written by Eric Idle, David Hatch, Graeme Garden, Bill Oddie and Tim Brooke-Taylor.

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 June 1967.


WED 09:00 Counterpoint (b061fjcy)
1998

Heat 8

Ned Sherrin picks the musical brains of Ian Byrne of Milton Keynes, John Fisher of Leeds and Bill McKaig of Glasgow. From February 1998.


WED 09:30 Four Joneses and a Jenkins (b007jqmy)
April - All Hands to the Pump

Megan's still keen to escape the farm and study. But her father's not listening.

Sue Limb’s pastoral sitcom follows six months in the life of the Jones family, who live on a small farm in rural Wales.

Mr Jones ...... Geoffrey Whitehead
Ma Jones ...... Lisabeth Miles
Megan Jones ...... Rebecca Front
Owen Jones ...... Matthew Morgan
Bootle ...... Michael Fenton Stevens
Mr Jenkins ...... Nickolas Grace

Recorded on location.

Music composed by John Whitehall.

Producer: Jonathan James Moore.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2000.


WED 10:00 Anthony Trollope - The Pallisers (b007jwhb)
Episode 8

Glencora opts for a potentially disastrous course of action to help the Duke of Omnium in his new role as Prime Minister. And as Palliser's domestic arrangements become more difficult, so do those of Mr Wharton and his daughter Emily...

Starring David Troughton as the Narrator, Ben Miles as Plantagenet Palliser, Sophie Thompson as Lady Glencora, Geoffrey Whitehead as Duke of St Bungay, Frances Jeater as Mrs Roby, Stella Gonet as Mme Goesler, Jonathan Keeble as Arthur Fletcher, Peter Marinker as Sir Orlando, Geoffrey Streatfeild as Everett, Chris Moran as Club Member, Greg Wise as Lopez, James Laurenson as Mr Wharton, Emily Bruni as Emily and Gerard McDermott as Parker.

Dramatised from Anthony Trollope's novels in 12 parts by Martyn Wade.

Music by Elizabeth Parker.

Director: Marc Beeby

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2004.


WED 11:00 Love Stories (b010grrf)
Restoration Woman

By Elizabeth Buchan. A portrait sparks an epiphany in a young widower. Series of stories by bestselling romantic novelists. Read by Tom Goodman-Hill.


WED 11:15 Patrick O'Brian - HMS Surprise (b0101l89)
Episode 1

Naval battles, political intrigue and romantic rivalry loom large in Patrick O'Brian's novel, set in 1804-5 in England, India and on the high seas.

Captain Jack Aubrey engages the Spanish at sea and the French on land - but falls victim to enemies at home.

Starring David Robb as Aubrey, Richard Dillane as Stephen Maturin, Jon Glover as Preserved Killick, David Timson as Barret Bonden, Struan Rodger as Sir Joseph Blaine, Liz Sutherland as Sophie Williams, David Holt as Lieutenant Pullings, Dan Starkey as Lieutenant Simmons, Lesley Nicol as Mrs Williams and Sarah Danes as Cecilia Williams.

Dramatised in three parts by Roger Danes.

Director: Bruce Young

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2008.


WED 12:00 The Navy Lark (b007wpr5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00w6bws)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 Robert Barr - Galbraith and the Midas Touch (b061fdq3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 Mind Changers (b00lv0wx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 Gregor Mendel - A Monk and Two Peas (b008x0vt)
Episode 3

The pioneer geneticist presents his findings to a baffled audience. Robin Marantz Henig's biography read by Michael Williams.


WED 14:15 Life at 24 Frames a Second (b00xw155)
Happy Endings

Escaping into the world of flickering dreams, finding happiness over the rainbow, and realizing that everything is going to be all right in the end is one of cinema's most powerful allures. But is the chase more appealing than the pay off?

Critic and writer David Thomson goes in search of happiness on the big screen in his personal history of cinema.

Producer: Mark Burman.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2011.


WED 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b00jz1kv)
ME Braddon - Lady Audley's Secret

Episode 8

Dramatisation of the classic Victorian thriller by Mary Elizabeth Braddon.

Cornered by her cousin Robert's accusations, Lucy, Lady Audley, fights back. She is willing to dare anything to preserve the security and wealth that her marriage to Sir Michael has brought.

Mary Braddon ...... Hattie Morahan
Lucy, Lady Audley ...... Charlotte Emmerson
Robert Audley ...... Alex Wyndham
Sir Michael Audley ...... Sam Dale
Alicia Audley ...... Perdita Weeks

Directed by Julie Beckett and Fiona Kelcher.


WED 14:45 Book at Bedtime (b009jd86)
Sadie Jones - The Outcast

Temptation

As Lewis struggles to work out exactly what Tamsin wants, their relationship reaches a crisis. Read by Emma Fielding.


WED 15:00 Anthony Trollope - The Pallisers (b007jwhb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 Counterpoint (b061fjcy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


WED 16:30 Four Joneses and a Jenkins (b007jqmy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


WED 17:00 Are You From the Bugle? (b01jzq5m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 17:30 Big Problems with Helen Keen (b0608n2d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 18:00 The Price of Fear (b007jn0n)
Soul Music

Horror legend Vincent Price tells the chilling tale of a violinist with very special hands

Starring John Graham, Coral Browne, Roger Snowdon and Michael Burlington.

Written by William Ingram.

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in 1973.


WED 18:30 Off the Page (b0076qfw)
The King Is Dead

Matthew Parris discusses succession with Misha Glenny, Richard Gott and Daisy Sampson. From February 2005.


WED 19:00 The Navy Lark (b007wpr5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00w6bws)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 Robert Barr - Galbraith and the Midas Touch (b061fdq3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 Mind Changers (b00lv0wx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 Love Stories (b010grrf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 21:15 Patrick O'Brian - HMS Surprise (b0101l89)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


WED 22:00 Big Problems with Helen Keen (b0608n2d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 Cabin Pressure (b012ftrs)
Series 3

Newcastle

In this show, love is in the air, but also unfortunately in a small airport in Birmingham - and Martin has to choose between career, romance and fixing a very small tail light. Carolyn meets a rather dashing pilot whilst Arthur meets a rather boring board game.

John Finnemore's sitcom about the pilots of a tiny charter airline for whom no job is too small and many jobs are too difficult.

With special guests Anthony Head and Mark Williams.

Carolyn Knapp-Shappey ..... Stephanie Cole
1st Officer Douglas Richardson ..... Roger Allam
Capt. Martin Crieff ..... Tom Goodman-Hill
Arthur Shappey ..... John Finnemore
Capt. Herc Shipwright ..... Anthony Head
Eddie ..... Mark Williams
1st Officer Linda Fairburn ..... Anna Crilly

Producer/Director: David Tyler

A Pozzitive production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in July 2011.


WED 23:00 Revolting People (b007lrv1)
Series 2

Trying Times

A wife returns, a daughter gives birth and Sergeant McGurk reveals the real reason the English won the Battle of Culloden.

The return of the sitcom set just before the American War of Independence.

Written by Andy Hamilton and Jay Tarses.

Samuel Oliphant …. Jay Tarses
Sergeant McGurk …. Andy Hamilton
Captain Brimshaw …. James Fleet
Mary Oliphant …. Jan Ravens
Ezekiel Spriggs …. Hugh Dennis
Cora Oliphant …. Penelope Nice
Joshua Oliphant …. Tony Maudsley
Elizabeth Oliphant …. Susie Blake
Agnes …. Selina Griffiths

Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2001.


WED 23:30 Dan and Nick: The Wildebeest Years (b0089c0y)
Jelly Stinger

Dan Freedman and Nick Romero's pun-fest, where salty talk show host Jelly Stinger meets some fishy guests.

Comedy extravaganza written by and featuring Dan Freedman and Nick Romero.

With Richard Coles.

Music by the Gents.

Producer: Julian Mayers

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1998



THURSDAY 09 JULY 2015

THU 00:00 The Price of Fear (b007jn0n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 Off the Page (b0076qfw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 Robert Barr - Galbraith and the Midas Touch (b061fdq3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 Mind Changers (b00lv0wx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 Gregor Mendel - A Monk and Two Peas (b008x0vt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:15 Life at 24 Frames a Second (b00xw155)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b00jz1kv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:45 Book at Bedtime (b009jd86)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 Anthony Trollope - The Pallisers (b007jwhb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 Counterpoint (b061fjcy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:30 Four Joneses and a Jenkins (b007jqmy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 Are You From the Bugle? (b01jzq5m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 Big Problems with Helen Keen (b0608n2d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 Robert Barr - Galbraith and the Midas Touch (b061fpw2)
Who Goes Next

An East End criminal lawyer is threatened and a young man disappears. Starring Bernard Hepton as Galbraith. With Garard Green as Finch, Richard Davies as Evans, Robert Gillespie as Doc McDowall and Clive Merrison as Tully.

Written by prize-winning TV producer Robert Barr, who also wrote TV scripts for the BBC's Z Cars and Softly Softly.

Produced by John Browell
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1977.


THU 06:30 Mind Changers (b00ly7lp)
Harlow's Monkeys

Claudia Hammond presents a series looking at the development of the science of psychology during the 20th century.

When psychologist Harry Harlow decided to look at how baby rhesus monkeys learned to recognise their mothers, he didn't know that he would revolutionise parenting.

Claudia visits the Primate Laboratory at the University of Wisconsin, where Harlow conducted his experiments, and meets his former assistant, Helen LeRoy, and the current director of the lab, Professor Christopher Coe. At the University of Massachussets, Amherst, she meets Harlow's last PhD student, now Chair of Psychology, Professor Melinda Novak. She also talks to Roger Fouts, Professor of Psychology at the University of Central Washington, about the perceived cruelty of Harlow's work, and to Dr John Oates, lecturer in the Centre for Childhood, Development and Learning at the Open University.


THU 07:00 HR (b00j5885)
Series 1

A Bus Pass

The work machine has finally excreted Peter and Sam. Now the two friends meet, of all places, in the queue for their senior bus passes.

Nigel Williams’ comedy drama series charting the misfortunes of a middle-aged HR officer and his trouble-making colleague.

Peter ...... Jonathan Pryce
Sam ...... Nicholas le Prevost
Man with no teeth ...... Malcolm Tierney
Mechanical voice ...... Stephen Critchlow

Director: Peter Cavanagh

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2009.


THU 07:30 It's a Fair Cop (b060bf6c)
Series 2

TWOC

Policeman turned comic Alfie Moore asks his audience whether they've ever taken something without the owner's consent (TWOC)?

Series in which the audience makes the policing decisions as Alfie takes them through a real-life crime scenario.

Written and performed by Alfie Moore.

Script Editor: Will Ing

Producer: Alison Vernon-Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2015.


THU 08:00 Steptoe and Son (b007jl7y)
Series 1

The Lead Man Cometh

Just as Albert and Harold are needing to economise, the rag and bone men are made an irresistible offer. Starring Wilfrid Brambell as Albert, Harry H Corbett as Harold and Leonard Rossiter as Welsh Hughie.

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 was set in a house with a yard full of junk, featuring the lives of rag and bone men Albert Steptoe and his son Harold and it was the spark for a run of 8 series for TV.

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 September 1966.


THU 08:30 The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show (b01j9t01)
Series 1

Episode 1

Starting their new series, much loved-comedy Eric and Ernie try to work out when they were last on the radio. But in surprise news, their bachelor flat-share is looking under threat.

Special singing guests: Peters and Lee.
Written by Eddie Braben
With Anne Hamilton, Michael Segal and Arthur Tolcher.
Music by Dennis Wilson & His Orchestra.
Producer: John Browell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in February 1975.


THU 09:00 Guess What? (b061fth0)
Episode 2

Animal, vegetable or mineral?

Barry Took hosts a revised version of popular radio parlour game of 20 questions.

Regular Geoffrey Durham is joined by Hattie Hayridge and Dick Vosburgh.

Written by Michael Dines.

Producer: Andy Aliffe

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1998


THU 09:30 Safety Catch (b0184tdb)
Series 2

There Will Be Paint

Simon decides it's about time he and his colleagues prove they understand the true horrors of war by getting out there and actually fighting.

So it is that team Heathcote Sanders go paintballing. Okay, so it's not quite the same as fighting in an actual war, but you can't expect Simon to take part in one of those - I mean, people actually die in those things. So join Simon for one last time as he searches for the hero inside himself.

Laurence Howarth's black comedy of modern morality set in the world of arms dealing.

Simon McGrath.............................Darren Boyd
Anna Grieg..................................Joanna Page
Boris Kemal...............................Lewis Macleod
Judith McGrath..............................Sarah Smart
Angela McGrath............................Brigit Forsyth
Madeleine Turnbull........................Rachel Atkins
Roger/Dave......................................Philip Fox
Guide.............................................Gus Brown

Producer: Dawn Ellis.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2009.


THU 10:00 Anthony Trollope - The Pallisers (b007jwhj)
Episode 9

Plantagenet Palliser wrestles with the difficulties of government and problems created by his wife. Stars Ben Miles.


THU 11:00 Love Stories (b01ms5x7)
Love in the Afternoon

By Maeve Binchy. 'My mother always told me life is a matter of luck.' Series of stories by bestselling romantic novelists. Read by Adjoa Andoh.


THU 11:15 Patrick O'Brian - HMS Surprise (b0101tp7)
Episode 2

Scurvy, death and a surprise proposal, as Captain Jack Aubrey conveys a British ambassador to the East Indies. Stars David Robb. From October 2008.


THU 12:00 Steptoe and Son (b007jl7y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show (b01j9t01)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 Robert Barr - Galbraith and the Midas Touch (b061fpw2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 Mind Changers (b00ly7lp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 Gregor Mendel - A Monk and Two Peas (b008x3q5)
Episode 4

Other scientists, including Darwin, receive the monk's findings. Robin Marantz Henig's biography read by Michael Williams.


THU 14:15 Life at 24 Frames a Second (b00xw272)
The Last Flight

Flight begins almost at the same moment as the motion picture camera cranks into life and many of its early directors had themselves taken to the air to experience the tumult of the clouds.

Flying on film, the camera swooping through space, promise escape. It is close to a dream. The dream of total immersion as we enter the screen and lose ourselves, perhaps forever.

Critic and writer David Thomson nears the end of his journey through the power of cinema.

Producer: Mark Burman.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2011.


THU 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b00jzwwb)
ME Braddon - Lady Audley's Secret

Episode 9

Dramatisation of the classic Victorian thriller by Mary Elizabeth Braddon.

Phoebe Marks visits Lady Audley late at night, demanding money. In desperation, Lady Audley sets out across the country lanes at midnight to face up to her tormentors.

Mary Braddon ...... Hattie Morahan
Lucy, Lady Audley ...... Charlotte Emmerson
Robert Audley ...... Alex Wyndham
Phoebe Marks ...... Lizzy Watts
Luke Marks ...... Benjamin Askew

Directed by Julie Beckett and Fiona Kelcher.


THU 14:45 Book at Bedtime (b009jd8g)
Sadie Jones - The Outcast

Revelations

Fleeing from her brutal father, Kit confronts Lewis and they both learn the other's dark secret. Read by Emma Fielding.


THU 15:00 Anthony Trollope - The Pallisers (b007jwhj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 Guess What? (b061fth0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


THU 16:30 Safety Catch (b0184tdb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


THU 17:00 HR (b00j5885)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 17:30 It's a Fair Cop (b060bf6c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 18:00 The Price of Fear (b01s4f4p)
Guy Fawkes Night

Unaware at first that a crime had been committed, Vincent Price remembers a bonfire party when a bullying father disappeared...

Vincent Price introduces another chilling tale starring Adrienne Corri, Alexander John, Derek Lamden and Peter Craze.

Dramatised by Richard Davis from his own story.

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in 1974.


THU 18:30 Great Lives (b0076nkk)
Series 6

Robert FitzRoy

Baroness Margaret Jay chooses pioneering meteorologist Vice-Admiral Robert FitzRoy. With Humphrey Carpenter. From October 2004.


THU 19:00 Steptoe and Son (b007jl7y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show (b01j9t01)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 Robert Barr - Galbraith and the Midas Touch (b061fpw2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 Mind Changers (b00ly7lp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 Love Stories (b01ms5x7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


THU 21:15 Patrick O'Brian - HMS Surprise (b0101tp7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


THU 22:00 It's a Fair Cop (b060bf6c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 Bleak Expectations (b00d0yhx)
Series 2

A Recovery All Made Miserable

The thrilling Victorian comic epic sees young Pip nursed to health by the Reverend Fecund and his daughter Ripely, but why must her face remain hidden? Witness the horrors the rural poor in the stricken parish of Poverty Saint Mary.

But will Pip choose to fight against the injustice of it all in Parliament, where the walls are soaked in brandy, and so are the MPs, or will he follow his heart, just as soon as he can work out what it is saying to him. Meanwhile Harry has developed the steam powered Pippa detector. But will it work?

Mark Evans's epic comedy in the style of Charles Dickens.

Volume Two, Chapter the Third: A Recovery All Made Miserable

Sir Philip...........................Richard Johnson
Mr Benevolent/Sourquil............Anthony Head
Young Pip..................................Tom Allen
Reverend Godly Fecund..........David Mitchell
Sternbeater...................Geoffrey Whitehead
Harry Biscuit......................James Bachman
Ripely Fecund......................Sarah Hadland
Pippa........................................Susy Kane
Sundry MPs..............................Mark Evans

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2008.


THU 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b0627m7k)
From 10pm to midnight, seven days a week, the Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. Plus Isy Suttie chats again to Mae Martin.


THU 23:00 The Party Party (b007w2z5)
Episode 3

Will Sir Lord Knight's campaign over the danger of ads do the business? Stars Hugh Laurie and Clive Mantle. From May 1987.


THU 23:30 Miranda Hart's Joke Shop (b00mf2n3)
What a Flirt

The tall, life-embracing, self-effacing clown has much to learn about retail and men. With Patricia Hodge. From August 2008.



FRIDAY 10 JULY 2015

FRI 00:00 The Price of Fear (b01s4f4p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 Great Lives (b0076nkk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 Robert Barr - Galbraith and the Midas Touch (b061fpw2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 Mind Changers (b00ly7lp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 Gregor Mendel - A Monk and Two Peas (b008x3q5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:15 Life at 24 Frames a Second (b00xw272)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b00jzwwb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:45 Book at Bedtime (b009jd8g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 Anthony Trollope - The Pallisers (b007jwhj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 Guess What? (b061fth0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:30 Safety Catch (b0184tdb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 HR (b00j5885)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 It's a Fair Cop (b060bf6c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 Robert Barr - Galbraith and the Midas Touch (b061g4g8)
Pandora's Box

A file is stolen from a retired lawyer's office and the investigation leads to the hunt for a widow. Vast wealth and secrets are both linked to a death. Starring Bernard Hepton as Galbraith. With Garard Green as Finch, Richard Davies as Evans, Margery Withers as Mrs Palmer and Clive Merrison as Tully.

Written by prize-winning TV producer Robert Barr, who also wrote TV scripts for the BBC's Z Cars and Softly Softly.

Produced by John Browell
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1977.


FRI 06:30 Mind Changers (b00m0zz3)
Arden House

Claudia Hammond presents a series looking at the development of the science of psychology during the 20th century.

She re-visits Ellen Langer and Judith Rodin's 1976 study, conducted in a New England nursing home, Arden House.

When the two psychologists set up the experiment so that residents on two floors of the 360-bed home for the elderly would experience some changes in their everyday life, they had no idea that they were introducing factors which could prolong life.

While residents on both floors were given plants and film shows, only those on the fourth floor had the opportunity to control these events: choosing the plant and looking after it themselves, and choosing which night of the week to view the film.

Eighteen months later, when Langer and Rodin returned to the home, they were astonished to discover that twice as many of the elderly residents in this 'choices' group were alive, compared with the control group on the second floor, who had been given plants that the staff tended, and were told which was their film night. It appeared that taking control made you live longer.

These findings fit in well with the work on learned helplessness in dogs which Martin Seligman had done in the late 1960s, and on Langer and Rodin's own studies on the perception of control.

Claudia Hammond meets Ellen Langer, now Professor of Psychology at Harvard, and hears about Arden House and the work she has gone on to do on what she calls 'mindfulness'. She visits Arden House, which is still a nursing home, and is shown around by current administrator Joanne Scafati.

Dr Zelda Di Blasi, who lectures in psychology at University College, Cork, sets the study in context, and Rosalie Kane, Professor of Public Health at the University of Minnesota, and Howard Kaplan, CEO of City Club Living accommodation for the elderly, discuss the impact of Langer/Rodin on care of the elderly.


FRI 07:00 Little Blighty on the Down (b00tv7wv)
Series 4

Episode 4

As the council launches a new charter, the opposition needs a new initiative. Political satire with John Baddeley. From July 1991.


FRI 07:30 Dave Podmore (b0612pjc)
Dave Podmore's Toughest Test

It's Ashes time (again) and the world's sleaziest cricketer Dave Podmore is here with his explosive memoir DP. But, in doing so, he's putting at risk his budding career as motivational coach for the England women's team.

Pod's especially proud of emerging star player Danniii (yes, three i's), until he realises his precious second-hand car lot endorsements have a new competitor who's young enough to still be discovered on the Borrowash roundabout at 3am with her pants on her head.

Is Pod's long reign as England's anti-hero finally over? And has he burned his lucrative corporate advertising bridges for good?

It's Pod's toughest test yet.

Starring Christopher Douglas as Dave Podmore.

With Lewis Macleod, Andrew Nickolds, Andy Hamer and Nicola Sanderson.

Scripted by Christopher Douglas, Andrew Nickolds and Nick Newman.

Producer: Jon Harvey
A Hat Trick production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2015. .


FRI 08:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007s5g6)
Series 4

Almost a Gentleman

Overlooked in the New Year's Honours, the lad brushes up on his social etiquette skills.

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 January 1957.


FRI 08:30 The Goon Show (b007k4c2)
Series 5

The Canal

Back home after 43 years, why must Neddie Seagoon never go near the oily waters again?

Groundbreaking, surreal BBC radio comedy written by Spike Milligan.

Starring:

Peter Sellers
Harry Secombe
Spike Milligan

Special guest: Valentine Dyall

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 November 1954.


FRI 09:00 The 99p Challenge (b01s2v0x)
Series 5

Episode 6

Crazy panel show capers with Sue Perkins, Rob Rouse, Nick Frost, Armando Iannucci and Peter Serafinowicz. From September 2004.


FRI 09:30 Sneakiepeeks (b00pkbmh)
Echo

When the members of the Beagle Team take on their next mission, they find themselves in competition with old rivals, the Terrier Team.

Comedy by Harry Venning and Neil Brand about a team of inept, backstabbing surveillance operatives.

Bill ...... Richard Lumsden
Sharla ...... Nina Conti
Mark ...... Daniel Kaluuya
Mrs Davies ...... Tessa Nicholson
Customer 2 ...... Ewan Bailey
Edward Barraclough MP ...... Paterson Joseph
Norris ...... Joe Thomas
Ros ...... Lucy Montgomery
Customer 1 ...... Harry Venning
Customer 3 ...... Neil Brandr

Other parts played by the cast.

Producer: Katie Tyrrell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2010.


FRI 10:00 Anthony Trollope - The Pallisers (b007jwht)
Episode 10

As Plantagenet Palliser's government comes under attack, so Lopez's standing becomes more difficult. Stars Sophie Thompson.


FRI 11:00 Love Stories (b01mmrh0)
The Lion's Den

By Josephine Cox. A young man assumes he will never find his heart's desire. Stories from bestselling romantic novelists. Read by Robert Glenister.


FRI 11:15 Patrick O'Brian - HMS Surprise (b0102nrl)
Episode 3

Tragedy halts the ship's voyage. In Calcutta, Stephen makes a proposal of marriage but faces a duel. Stars David Robb. From October 2008.


FRI 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007s5g6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 The Goon Show (b007k4c2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 Robert Barr - Galbraith and the Midas Touch (b061g4g8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 Mind Changers (b00m0zz3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 Gregor Mendel - A Monk and Two Peas (b008x8b6)
Episode 5

The monk's religious duties take precedence, but his legacy remains. Robin Marantz Henig's biography read by Michael Williams.


FRI 14:15 Life at 24 Frames a Second (b00xw5mw)
Fade to Black

As his highly idiosyncratic journey through the power and magic of cinema comes to a close - film critic and writer David Thomson considers whether, under the relentless spread of visual media, and in the age of instant delivery, the dream palaces are places to dream anymore?

Producer: Mark Burman.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2011.


FRI 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b00k0jcx)
ME Braddon - Lady Audley's Secret

Episode 10

Dramatisation of the classic Victorian thriller by Mary Elizabeth Braddon.

In a thrilling climax, Robert Audley uncovers the truth and confronts the beautiful Lucy, determined to avenge the crime against his friend.

Mary Braddon ...... Hattie Morahan
Lucy, Lady Audley ...... Charlotte Emmerson
Robert Audley ...... Alex Wyndham
Sir Michael Audley ...... Sam Dale
George Talboys ...... Joseph Kloska
Luke Marks ...... Benjamin Askew

Directed by Julie Beckett and Fiona Kelcher.


FRI 14:45 Book at Bedtime (b009jd8q)
Sadie Jones - The Outcast

Resolution

Lewis has hidden in the woods for two days, determined to save Kit from further brutality. Concluded by Emma Fielding.


FRI 15:00 Anthony Trollope - The Pallisers (b007jwht)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 The 99p Challenge (b01s2v0x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


FRI 16:30 Sneakiepeeks (b00pkbmh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


FRI 17:00 Little Blighty on the Down (b00tv7wv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 17:30 Dave Podmore (b0612pjc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 18:00 Ben Moor - Undone (b00p4klt)
Series 3

Unalike

Edna Turner has just saved the worlds - again. Can she kick-back and enjoy summer?

Ben Moor's comic sci-fi saga stars Alex Tregear as Edna, Duncan Wisbey as Tankerton, Sophie Duval as Ida and Rhys Jennings as Tarzacula/ Sonny Jim.

By the end of series two Edna Turner has met her father for the first time and a sister she never knew she had. She's saved the universe twice (good) but has seen her job disappear and found that her friend and mentor had been using her for his own ends (really rather bad). But things are about to get a lot worse for her as she arrives back in London....

Producers: Colin Anderson and Lyndsay Fenner
Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in 2009.


FRI 18:30 Fry's English Delight (b00tdmqr)
Series 3

He Said, She Said

Stephen Fry examines whether men and women really use and understand language differently.

Is there a genuine gender language barrier, or is it just something we made up to amuse ourselves, or to castigate each other?

As a former presenter on Woman's Hour, Sue MacGregor has a unique insight into the way men used to use language to patronise or dominate, and recalls one of her guests on the programme referring to her as 'my dear'.

But as women began to win equality there was a genuine need to discover whether and how women and men differed in the way they spoke.

Cast aside all memories of cartoon strips, Woody Allen movies, sitcoms and diatribes on political correctness or questionable seaside postcards.

This programme gets to the truth, with the aid of academics, a bit of comedy from Ronnie Barker, a sex change surgeon and a speech therapist. Do people who want to change their sex also want to change the way they use language?

Producer: Ian Gardhouse
A Testbed production for BBC Radio 4.


FRI 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007s5g6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 The Goon Show (b007k4c2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 Robert Barr - Galbraith and the Midas Touch (b061g4g8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 Mind Changers (b00m0zz3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Love Stories (b01mmrh0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 21:15 Patrick O'Brian - HMS Surprise (b0102nrl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


FRI 22:00 Dave Podmore (b0612pjc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 Victor Lewis-Smith (b061gsvz)
Episode 10

That's Life, radio jingles and calling the Vatican. A compilation from the darkly comic world of Victor Lewis-Smith. From 1990.

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 June 1990.


FRI 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b0627mhv)
From 10pm to midnight, seven days a week, the Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. Plus Arthur Smith chats to Simon Greenall.


FRI 23:00 The Consultants (b061gtpt)
Series 4

Episode 4

A 'ladies man' sings about his suspect personal hygiene.

Cerebral sketch show written by and starring Neil Edmond, Justin Edwards and James Rawlings.

Producer: Will Saunders

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2005.


FRI 23:30 Down the Line (b00zlhhz)
Series 4

Episode 2

The return of the ground-breaking, Radio 4 show, hosted by the legendary Gary Bellamy; brought to you by the creators of The Fast Show.

Down The Line stars Rhys Thomas as Gary Bellamy, with Amelia Bullmore, Simon Day, Charlie Higson, Lucy Montgomery, and Paul Whitehouse.

Special guests are Rosie Cavaliero, Kevin Eldon, Robert Popper and Adil Ray.

Producers: Paul Whitehouse and Charlie Higson
A Down The Line production for BBC Radio 4.




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

15 Minute Drama 02:30 SAT (b00jwy2c)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 MON (b00jwy1q)

15 Minute Drama 02:30 TUE (b00jwy1q)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 TUE (b00jyjk0)

15 Minute Drama 02:30 WED (b00jyjk0)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 WED (b00jz1kv)

15 Minute Drama 02:30 THU (b00jz1kv)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 THU (b00jzwwb)

15 Minute Drama 02:30 FRI (b00jzwwb)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 FRI (b00k0jcx)

A Good Read 18:30 MON (b0075r97)

A Good Read 00:30 TUE (b0075r97)

A Short History of the Fork 01:30 SAT (b0075ztd)

Alan Parker's 59 Minutes of Truth 23:00 SAT (b007jvkb)

Another Case of Milton Jones 07:30 SUN (b012wzpg)

Another Case of Milton Jones 17:30 SUN (b012wzpg)

Another Case of Milton Jones 22:00 SUN (b012wzpg)

Another Case of Milton Jones 05:30 MON (b012wzpg)

Anthony Trollope - The Pallisers 03:00 SAT (b007jwgm)

Anthony Trollope - The Pallisers 10:00 MON (b007jwh0)

Anthony Trollope - The Pallisers 15:00 MON (b007jwh0)

Anthony Trollope - The Pallisers 03:00 TUE (b007jwh0)

Anthony Trollope - The Pallisers 10:00 TUE (b007jwh5)

Anthony Trollope - The Pallisers 15:00 TUE (b007jwh5)

Anthony Trollope - The Pallisers 03:00 WED (b007jwh5)

Anthony Trollope - The Pallisers 10:00 WED (b007jwhb)

Anthony Trollope - The Pallisers 15:00 WED (b007jwhb)

Anthony Trollope - The Pallisers 03:00 THU (b007jwhb)

Anthony Trollope - The Pallisers 10:00 THU (b007jwhj)

Anthony Trollope - The Pallisers 15:00 THU (b007jwhj)

Anthony Trollope - The Pallisers 03:00 FRI (b007jwhj)

Anthony Trollope - The Pallisers 10:00 FRI (b007jwht)

Anthony Trollope - The Pallisers 15:00 FRI (b007jwht)

Archive on 4 08:00 SAT (b01qsqfp)

Archive on 4 15:00 SAT (b01qsqfp)

Archive on 4 03:00 SUN (b01qsqfp)

Are You From the Bugle? 07:00 WED (b01jzq5m)

Are You From the Bugle? 17:00 WED (b01jzq5m)

Are You From the Bugle? 05:00 THU (b01jzq5m)

Armando Iannucci's Charm Offensive 22:30 SAT (b007xs3b)

Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City (Omnibus) 13:00 SAT (b0615xzs)

Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City (Omnibus) 01:00 SUN (b0615xzs)

Bad Habits 07:15 SUN (b00fpxkg)

Bad Habits 14:15 SUN (b00fpxkg)

Bad Habits 02:15 MON (b00fpxkg)

Ben Moor - Undone 18:00 FRI (b00p4klt)

Big Problems with Helen Keen 07:30 WED (b0608n2d)

Big Problems with Helen Keen 17:30 WED (b0608n2d)

Big Problems with Helen Keen 22:00 WED (b0608n2d)

Big Problems with Helen Keen 05:30 THU (b0608n2d)

Bleak Expectations 22:30 THU (b00d0yhx)

Book at Bedtime 02:45 SAT (b009fspj)

Book at Bedtime 14:45 MON (b009jd7r)

Book at Bedtime 02:45 TUE (b009jd7r)

Book at Bedtime 14:45 TUE (b009jd80)

Book at Bedtime 02:45 WED (b009jd80)

Book at Bedtime 14:45 WED (b009jd86)

Book at Bedtime 02:45 THU (b009jd86)

Book at Bedtime 14:45 THU (b009jd8g)

Book at Bedtime 02:45 FRI (b009jd8g)

Book at Bedtime 14:45 FRI (b009jd8q)

Cabin Pressure 22:30 WED (b012ftrs)

Charles Portis - True Grit Omnibus 14:30 SUN (b0616pb3)

Charles Portis - True Grit Omnibus 02:30 MON (b0616pb3)

Counterpoint 09:00 WED (b061fjcy)

Counterpoint 16:00 WED (b061fjcy)

Counterpoint 04:00 THU (b061fjcy)

Cowards 22:30 SUN (b0079nt1)

Dad Made Me Laugh 18:30 TUE (b00d3k8c)

Dad Made Me Laugh 00:30 WED (b00d3k8c)

Dad's Army 12:30 SAT (b007jmyj)

Dad's Army 08:00 MON (b007tbwz)

Dad's Army 12:00 MON (b007tbwz)

Dad's Army 19:00 MON (b007tbwz)

Dan and Nick: The Wildebeest Years 23:30 WED (b0089c0y)

Dave Podmore 07:30 FRI (b0612pjc)

Dave Podmore 17:30 FRI (b0612pjc)

Dave Podmore 22:00 FRI (b0612pjc)

Delve Special 23:00 TUE (b007jmj8)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:15 SUN (b010tbkf)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:15 SUN (b010tbkf)

Down the Line 23:30 FRI (b00zlhhz)

Drama 11:15 MON (b00vcn9q)

Drama 21:15 MON (b00vcn9q)

Drama 11:15 TUE (b00zf4j1)

Drama 21:15 TUE (b00zf4j1)

Fabulous Flops 07:30 SAT (b0131ylr)

Fabulous Flops 17:30 SAT (b0131ylr)

Fabulous Flops 05:30 SUN (b0131ylr)

Falco 01:00 SAT (b00qyr9t)

Falco 06:00 MON (b00r32wz)

Falco 13:00 MON (b00r32wz)

Falco 20:00 MON (b00r32wz)

Falco 01:00 TUE (b00r32wz)

Falco 06:00 TUE (b00r35gz)

Falco 13:00 TUE (b00r35gz)

Falco 20:00 TUE (b00r35gz)

Falco 01:00 WED (b00r35gz)

Four Joneses and a Jenkins 09:30 WED (b007jqmy)

Four Joneses and a Jenkins 16:30 WED (b007jqmy)

Four Joneses and a Jenkins 04:30 THU (b007jqmy)

Fry's English Delight 00:30 SAT (b00t9t6r)

Fry's English Delight 18:30 FRI (b00tdmqr)

Getting Nowhere Fast 16:30 MON (b007k1fl)

Getting Nowhere Fast 04:30 TUE (b007k1fl)

Great Lives 18:30 THU (b0076nkk)

Great Lives 00:30 FRI (b0076nkk)

Gregor Mendel - A Monk and Two Peas 14:00 MON (b008wfdp)

Gregor Mendel - A Monk and Two Peas 02:00 TUE (b008wfdp)

Gregor Mendel - A Monk and Two Peas 14:00 TUE (b008wmwt)

Gregor Mendel - A Monk and Two Peas 02:00 WED (b008wmwt)

Gregor Mendel - A Monk and Two Peas 14:00 WED (b008x0vt)

Gregor Mendel - A Monk and Two Peas 02:00 THU (b008x0vt)

Gregor Mendel - A Monk and Two Peas 14:00 THU (b008x3q5)

Gregor Mendel - A Monk and Two Peas 02:00 FRI (b008x3q5)

Gregor Mendel - A Monk and Two Peas 14:00 FRI (b008x8b6)

Guess What? 09:00 THU (b061fth0)

Guess What? 16:00 THU (b061fth0)

Guess What? 04:00 FRI (b061fth0)

HR 07:00 THU (b00j5885)

HR 17:00 THU (b00j5885)

HR 05:00 FRI (b00j5885)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:00 FRI (b007s5g6)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:00 FRI (b007s5g6)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:00 FRI (b007s5g6)

Hardeep at The Stand 22:00 SAT (b01qq813)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 08:30 WED (b00w6bws)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 12:30 WED (b00w6bws)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 19:30 WED (b00w6bws)

In the Psychiatrist's Chair 14:15 SAT (b0615ynw)

In the Psychiatrist's Chair 02:15 SUN (b0615ynw)

Inheritance Tracks 14:10 SAT (b04bw4sd)

Inheritance Tracks 02:10 SUN (b04bw4sd)

Inheritance Tracks 10:10 SUN (b04kfx27)

Inheritance Tracks 21:10 SUN (b04kfx27)

Inside Alan Francis 23:30 SUN (b00hlf5j)

It's Not What You Know 07:30 TUE (b0608h7v)

It's Not What You Know 17:30 TUE (b0608h7v)

It's Not What You Know 22:00 TUE (b0608h7v)

It's Not What You Know 05:30 WED (b0608h7v)

It's a Fair Cop 07:30 THU (b060bf6c)

It's a Fair Cop 17:30 THU (b060bf6c)

It's a Fair Cop 22:00 THU (b060bf6c)

It's a Fair Cop 05:30 FRI (b060bf6c)

Jay Rayner Gets Stuffed 09:00 SAT (b03tr1fv)

Jay Rayner Gets Stuffed 19:00 SAT (b03tr1fv)

Just a Minute 07:30 MON (b06084kz)

Just a Minute 17:30 MON (b06084kz)

Just a Minute 22:00 MON (b06084kz)

Just a Minute 05:30 TUE (b06084kz)

King Cutler 23:30 TUE (b0090bdh)

Life at 24 Frames a Second 02:15 SAT (b00xhfg3)

Life at 24 Frames a Second 14:15 MON (b00xpnd2)

Life at 24 Frames a Second 02:15 TUE (b00xpnd2)

Life at 24 Frames a Second 14:15 TUE (b00xpp4x)

Life at 24 Frames a Second 02:15 WED (b00xpp4x)

Life at 24 Frames a Second 14:15 WED (b00xw155)

Life at 24 Frames a Second 02:15 THU (b00xw155)

Life at 24 Frames a Second 14:15 THU (b00xw272)

Life at 24 Frames a Second 02:15 FRI (b00xw272)

Life at 24 Frames a Second 14:15 FRI (b00xw5mw)

Like They've Never Been Gone 07:00 TUE (b00cz8np)

Like They've Never Been Gone 17:00 TUE (b00cz8np)

Like They've Never Been Gone 05:00 WED (b00cz8np)

Listed 06:30 MON (b00dsr38)

Listed 13:30 MON (b00dsr38)

Listed 20:30 MON (b00dsr38)

Listed 01:30 TUE (b00dsr38)

Little Blighty on the Down 05:00 SAT (b00tr63g)

Little Blighty on the Down 07:00 FRI (b00tv7wv)

Little Blighty on the Down 17:00 FRI (b00tv7wv)

Love Stories 11:00 MON (b01msgg4)

Love Stories 21:00 MON (b01msgg4)

Love Stories 11:00 TUE (b01mm3c5)

Love Stories 21:00 TUE (b01mm3c5)

Love Stories 11:00 WED (b010grrf)

Love Stories 21:00 WED (b010grrf)

Love Stories 11:00 THU (b01ms5x7)

Love Stories 21:00 THU (b01ms5x7)

Love Stories 11:00 FRI (b01mmrh0)

Love Stories 21:00 FRI (b01mmrh0)

ME Braddon - Lady Audley's Secret (Omnibus) 06:00 SUN (b038xp87)

ME Braddon - Lady Audley's Secret (Omnibus) 13:00 SUN (b038xp87)

ME Braddon - Lady Audley's Secret (Omnibus) 01:00 MON (b038xp87)

Marriage Lines 08:30 MON (b0617187)

Marriage Lines 12:30 MON (b0617187)

Marriage Lines 19:30 MON (b0617187)

Martin Conisby's Vengeance 16:00 SUN (b007jwfq)

Martin Conisby's Vengeance 04:00 MON (b007jwfq)

Mastering the Universe 23:00 SUN (b00scz7j)

Mind Changers 06:30 TUE (b00lny48)

Mind Changers 13:30 TUE (b00lny48)

Mind Changers 20:30 TUE (b00lny48)

Mind Changers 01:30 WED (b00lny48)

Mind Changers 06:30 WED (b00lv0wx)

Mind Changers 13:30 WED (b00lv0wx)

Mind Changers 20:30 WED (b00lv0wx)

Mind Changers 01:30 THU (b00lv0wx)

Mind Changers 06:30 THU (b00ly7lp)

Mind Changers 13:30 THU (b00ly7lp)

Mind Changers 20:30 THU (b00ly7lp)

Mind Changers 01:30 FRI (b00ly7lp)

Mind Changers 06:30 FRI (b00m0zz3)

Mind Changers 13:30 FRI (b00m0zz3)

Mind Changers 20:30 FRI (b00m0zz3)

Miranda Hart's Joke Shop 23:30 THU (b00mf2n3)

Mystery Theater 11:00 SUN (b06167d8)

Mystery Theater 19:00 SUN (b06167d8)

Off the Page 18:30 WED (b0076qfw)

Off the Page 00:30 THU (b0076qfw)

Opening Lines 15:45 SUN (b012r6vb)

Opening Lines 03:45 MON (b012r6vb)

Patrick O'Brian - HMS Surprise 11:15 WED (b0101l89)

Patrick O'Brian - HMS Surprise 21:15 WED (b0101l89)

Patrick O'Brian - HMS Surprise 11:15 THU (b0101tp7)

Patrick O'Brian - HMS Surprise 21:15 THU (b0101tp7)

Patrick O'Brian - HMS Surprise 11:15 FRI (b0102nrl)

Patrick O'Brian - HMS Surprise 21:15 FRI (b0102nrl)

Peter Ackroyd - Hawksmoor 18:00 SUN (b0616q17)

Peter Ackroyd - Hawksmoor 00:00 MON (b0616q17)

Pick Ups 23:30 MON (b00n5rwp)

Queen of the Desert: Omnibus 09:00 SUN (b06165cp)

Queen of the Desert: Omnibus 20:00 SUN (b06165cp)

Quote... Unquote 09:00 MON (b00t3vl6)

Quote... Unquote 16:00 MON (b00t3vl6)

Quote... Unquote 04:00 TUE (b00t3vl6)

Ray's a Laugh 08:00 SUN (b007js54)

Ray's a Laugh 12:00 SUN (b007js54)

Revolting People 23:00 WED (b007lrv1)

Robert Barr - Galbraith and the Midas Touch 06:00 WED (b061fdq3)

Robert Barr - Galbraith and the Midas Touch 13:00 WED (b061fdq3)

Robert Barr - Galbraith and the Midas Touch 20:00 WED (b061fdq3)

Robert Barr - Galbraith and the Midas Touch 01:00 THU (b061fdq3)

Robert Barr - Galbraith and the Midas Touch 06:00 THU (b061fpw2)

Robert Barr - Galbraith and the Midas Touch 13:00 THU (b061fpw2)

Robert Barr - Galbraith and the Midas Touch 20:00 THU (b061fpw2)

Robert Barr - Galbraith and the Midas Touch 01:00 FRI (b061fpw2)

Robert Barr - Galbraith and the Midas Touch 06:00 FRI (b061g4g8)

Robert Barr - Galbraith and the Midas Touch 13:00 FRI (b061g4g8)

Robert Barr - Galbraith and the Midas Touch 20:00 FRI (b061g4g8)

Romantic Friction 09:30 TUE (b0075w4v)

Romantic Friction 16:30 TUE (b0075w4v)

Romantic Friction 04:30 WED (b0075w4v)

Round the Horne 08:00 TUE (b00jjq7v)

Round the Horne 12:00 TUE (b00jjq7v)

Round the Horne 19:00 TUE (b00jjq7v)

Safety Catch 09:30 THU (b0184tdb)

Safety Catch 16:30 THU (b0184tdb)

Safety Catch 04:30 FRI (b0184tdb)

Saturday Drama 06:00 SAT (b007674j)

Saturday Drama 16:00 SAT (b007674j)

Saturday Drama 04:00 SUN (b007674j)

Sketchorama 09:30 MON (b06172dj)

Sketchorama 22:30 MON (b06172dj)

Sneakiepeeks 04:30 SAT (b00pfv03)

Sneakiepeeks 09:30 FRI (b00pkbmh)

Sneakiepeeks 16:30 FRI (b00pkbmh)

Stanislaw Lem - Solaris 18:00 SAT (b00pf4xk)

Stanislaw Lem - Solaris 00:00 SUN (b00pf4xk)

Steptoe and Son 12:00 SAT (b00sbh9h)

Steptoe and Son 08:00 THU (b007jl7y)

Steptoe and Son 12:00 THU (b007jl7y)

Steptoe and Son 19:00 THU (b007jl7y)

The 99p Challenge 04:00 SAT (b01rtwl1)

The 99p Challenge 09:00 FRI (b01s2v0x)

The 99p Challenge 16:00 FRI (b01s2v0x)

The Boosh 22:30 TUE (b007jmh0)

The Burkiss Way 08:30 TUE (b007jshz)

The Burkiss Way 12:30 TUE (b007jshz)

The Burkiss Way 19:30 TUE (b007jshz)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 SAT (b0623d5w)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 SUN (b0623dsy)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 TUE (b0627m16)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 THU (b0627m7k)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 FRI (b0627mhv)

The Consultants 23:00 FRI (b061gtpt)

The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show 08:30 THU (b01j9t01)

The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show 12:30 THU (b01j9t01)

The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show 19:30 THU (b01j9t01)

The Goon Show 08:30 FRI (b007k4c2)

The Goon Show 12:30 FRI (b007k4c2)

The Goon Show 19:30 FRI (b007k4c2)

The Navy Lark 08:00 WED (b007wpr5)

The Navy Lark 12:00 WED (b007wpr5)

The Navy Lark 19:00 WED (b007wpr5)

The Now Show 23:00 MON (b060bwds)

The Now Show 09:00 TUE (b060bwds)

The Other Man 07:00 MON (b0076xyj)

The Other Man 17:00 MON (b0076xyj)

The Other Man 05:00 TUE (b0076xyj)

The Party Party 23:00 THU (b007w2z5)

The Price of Fear 00:00 SAT (b007jshy)

The Price of Fear 18:00 MON (b007jnd6)

The Price of Fear 00:00 TUE (b007jnd6)

The Price of Fear 18:00 TUE (b007jmk9)

The Price of Fear 00:00 WED (b007jmk9)

The Price of Fear 18:00 WED (b007jn0n)

The Price of Fear 00:00 THU (b007jn0n)

The Price of Fear 18:00 THU (b01s4f4p)

The Price of Fear 00:00 FRI (b01s4f4p)

The Price of Happiness 05:30 SAT (b060724p)

The Problem With Adam Bloom 22:15 SAT (b00g3xwp)

The Shuttleworths 23:15 SUN (b01n2141)

The Write Stuff 16:00 TUE (b061c7ky)

The Write Stuff 04:00 WED (b061c7ky)

Truman Capote - Breakfast at Tiffany's 02:00 SAT (b0089htv)

Victor Lewis-Smith 22:30 FRI (b061gsvz)

Whack-O! 08:30 SUN (b06164z4)

Whack-O! 12:30 SUN (b06164z4)

Who Wears the Trousers? 11:30 SUN (b0076dtg)

Who Wears the Trousers? 19:30 SUN (b0076dtg)