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SATURDAY 29 AUGUST 2015

SAT 00:00 Haunted (b01qlg49)
The Judge's House by Bram Stoker

Malcolm Malcolmson discovers the truth of 'absurd prejudices' which have accrued around an empty property.

A series of stories of the Supernatural.

Bram Stoker's tale dramatised by Patricia Mays.

Malcolmson ...... Nigel Havers
Mrs Witham ...... Jane Thompson

With David Timson and Alexander John.

Director: Derek Hoddinott

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in January 1982.


SAT 00:30 Soul Music (b0075z8x)
Series 1

Elgar's Cello Concerto

Cellist Julian Lloyd Webber talks about what it's like to play this work, and Tim Dinsley shares the way in which he and his daughter Jo used this music to support them as she was dying. And Michael Kennedy discusses why this piece has such an impact on people.

Series about music that makes the hairs stand up on the back of our necks.

Producer: Rosie Boulton

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2000.


SAT 01:00 Dick Francis (b011qm8r)
Whip Hand

5. The Finish

Sid Halley believes he knows the truth behind the doping and phoney racing syndicates, but dare he reveal it?

Mick Ford stars in the conclusion of Dick Francis's thriller set in the world of horse-racing.

Dramatised by Alan England.

Sid Halley ...... Mick Ford
Chico Barnes ...... Kim Durham
Rosemary Caspar ...... Patricia Gallimore
Charles ...... Simon Carter
Trevor Deansgate ...... Terry Molloy
Rammileese ...... Andy Hockley
Ullaston ...... Geoff Serle
Jenny ...... Petra Markham
Mark Rammileese ...... Philip Molloy
George Casper ...... Alan Devereux

Producer: Philip Martin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1991.


SAT 01:30 It's My Story (b00scvqh)
The Girl in the Picture

Kim Phuc, subject of an iconic picture from the Vietnam War, tells her story as she's reunited with the ITN reporter who helped save her life 38 years ago.

The image of a nine year old girl screaming as she ran naked down a road in Trang Bang after suffering extreme burns in a Napalm chemical attack became one of the most famous photographs of the Vietnam War. But what happened to the 'Girl in the Picture'?

In an emotional meeting, former ITN reporter Christopher Wain - who helped to save her life that day - is reunited with Kim for the first time in 38 years.

They recall the events of June 8th 1972 and Kim hears for the first time the lengths to which Chris went to get her life-saving treatment.

She tells how Nick Ut's Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph has helped and haunted her in equal measure. She explains how she was recruited as a 'symbol of war' before finally escaping Government control by fleeing to Canada.

She managed to live a normal life for a while but was discovered by the press again in the 1990s. She soon realised she had to take control of the photograph and decided to use her fame to help others by establishing a charity for child victims of war called 'The Kim Phuc Foundation'.

The burns Kim suffered in 1972 left her scarred for life and still take their toll on her body. She's in constant pain and has to take regular breaks. But it doesn't stop her living a busy life.

As part of the programme, Kim also meets Ali Abbas, who lost both his arms and sixteen members of his family in the Iraq War. The pair share their experiences and Kim offers him advice on living a normal life and finding a way to forgive.

The programme is presented by Christopher Wain.

Producer: Ashley Byrne.
A Made in Manchester production for BBC Radio 4.


SAT 02:00 Tarka the Otter by Henry Williamson (b007jvch)
5. The Chase

As the otter basks in the sun, a pack of hounds catch his scent, sparking a great chase.

Nicholas Farrell reads Henry Williamson's classic tale of otter life, first published in 1927.

Abridged in five episodes by Sally Marmion.

Producer: Elizabeth Allard

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2002.


SAT 02:15 Technicolour (b01q97lj)
Selling Colour

5/5: Selling Colour

Emerald may be the new black for 2013, but the process by which designers select next season's colours is a story that goes back to World War I. Tracey Logan finds out why a naval blockade, cutting Paris fashion houses off from the rest of the world, created today's colour forecasting industry.

Nowadays, retailers have tight controls over the colours they choose and how they are produced. Tracey visits Marks & Spencer to find out how digital technology ensures they manufacture exactly the same shade of green across different fabrics, from your woollen coat to leather shoes.

Producer: Michelle Martin.


SAT 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b011d7g1)
Colin Douglas - The Gap

Episode 5

A drama about an Edinburgh family breaking up during their daughter's gap year
by Colin Douglas.

Heather's left school with flying colours. She's off to Ghana for a gap year and then to Oxford. Her brother Fraser is going into second year at Cambridge studying medicine. But just before Heather leaves home her parents, James, a surgeon, and Pippa, a professor of economics have some shocking news - they're splitting up. Suddenly everything's changing for Heather.

As her gap year in Ghana ends, Heather is having second thoughts about going to Oxford, but how can she tell her parents?

Cast:
Heather...............................................Kirsty McKay
James.................................................Paul Young
Pippa..................................................Isabella Jarrett
Fraser.................................................Keith McLeish
Janice.................................................Lesley Mackie
Dawn..................................................Lucy Paterson
Hector................................................Alasdair McCrone

Directed by David Ian Neville

Colin Douglas is an award-winning radio & TV writer and novelist with a distinctive voice. His plays for Radio 4 have included: The Life Class; Dress Up And Sing; Moving On & Taking The Waters (all written with Harry Quinn); and Better To Break Your Neck; Today We'll Finish Keats; Smart Boy Wanted; and the series, Safe In Our Hands. He's the author of nine novels including, The Houseman's Tale which he also dramatised as a series for BBC TV.


SAT 02:45 Diana Souhami - Coconut Chaos (b00xn8r0)
Episode 5

Leaving Pitcairn Island aboard a catamaran, a huge storm threatens the lives of Diana and Lady Myre. Concluded by Eleanor Bron.


SAT 03:00 Home Front - Omnibus (b05xqg4p)
8-12 June 1915

The third omnibus edition of Season 4 of the epic drama series set in Great War Britain which was first broadcast a hundred years after it is set.

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


SAT 04:00 The 99p Challenge (b007jx6w)
Series 3

Episode 1

Crazy panel show capers as host Sue Perkins grills Simon Pegg, Armando Iannucci, Peter Serafinowicz and Bill Bailey.

The game where someone stands to leave the studio 99p richer than when they came in.

Written by Kevin Cecil and Andy Riley.

Producer: David Tyler

A Pozzitive production first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2001.


SAT 04:30 Boogie Up the River (b007jzcw)
I'll See You at the Source

As their Thames quest climaxes, Jennifer attempts to drink Sam under the table. Stars Timothy Spall. From January 1993.


SAT 05:00 Rent (b0675byd)
Series 4

Episode 6

Maria and Richard have their lives back. For Paul and Ruby, it's decision time...

The conclusion of Lucy Flannery's award-winning sitcom about Maria and Richard Reynolds and their lodgers.

Maria …. Barbara Flynn
Richard …. Patrick Barlow
Ruby …. Vivienne Rochester
Paul …. Dave Lamb
Eva …. Sarah Parkinson

Producer: Liz Anstee

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1998.


SAT 05:30 Wordaholics (b01dhhps)
Series 1

Episode 5

Gyles Brandreth hosts the comedy panel show in which guests are challenged to display their knowledge of words and language.

On the panel: Jack Whitehall, Milton Jones, Natalie Haynes and Countdown's Susie Dent.

Letter of the week is P which really packs a punch.

We learn why Susie Dent's favourite word is 'blurb', we find out what a Chicago Piano was and we listen as Jack Whitehall struggles to reduce to a tweet a particularly fruity passage from his father's autobiography.

Writers: James Kettle and Jon Hunter.

Producer: Claire Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2012.


SAT 06:00 Grant Eustace - Absolute Discretion (b067wz55)
2nd October 1873: Chemistry student Arthur Vernet travels to Dorset to investigate a mystery around the home of the Earl of Warminster and his family.

Starring Ben Daniels as Arthur Vernet, Brett Usher as the Earl of Warminster, Jane Slavin as Alice Selwood, Maxine Audley as Lady Edith Gratton and Elizabeth Kelly as Lady Maude Gratton.

Directed in Bristol by Alec Reid.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1991.


SAT 07:30 Michael Bentine - The Reluctant Jester (b01r9t6w)
The Reluctant Jester Strikes Back

Film Greats

Michael Bentine remembers riding the rapids, a trick by Alfred Hitchcock and tales of the Secret Service.

Founding member of The Goon Show and one of the foremost comic minds of his generation - Michael Bentine offers more behind-the-scenes tales of his offbeat and extraordinary life in showbiz.

With extracts from some of his most memorable comic performances and eccentric characters.

Recorded at the Millfield Theatre, Edmonton, London.

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

Producer: Andy Aliffe

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in November 1994.


SAT 08:00 Archive on 4 (b00l953t)
An Unofficial Iris

Bidisha listens to archive interviews and dramatisations to revisit the life and work of novelist Iris Murdoch.

Debate about Murdoch has continued since her death in 1999. Her legacy as a writer has been overshadowed by the publication of her husband John Bayley's memoir about her decline into Alzheimer's disease and the subsequent film adaptation, starring Judi Dench and Kate Winslet, and directed by Richard Eyre.

Bidisha listens to archive conversations between Murdoch and writers AN Wilson, AS Byatt and Susan Hill, and discovers a renaissance of interest in the writer as her emphasis on morality and goodness in a godless world seems to resonate today.


SAT 09:00 Comedy Controller (b007jw11)
Eric Sykes

Comedian and writer Eric Sykes [05/05/1923 - 04/07/2012] takes control and picks some of his favourite BBC radio comedies:

* The Goon Show: 'Phantom Batter Pudding Hurler'
Constable Neddie Seagoon sets out to apprehend Minnie and Henry's Sussex assailant. Stars Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe. From 12/10/1954.

* The Al Read Show
A look at the fire brigade and the morning after the night before - a collection of the Northern comic's 1950s monologues. From 06/02/1966

* Round the Horne: Series 4 (6/16)
Kenneth Horne's in for a shock from sneaky Kenneth Williams - and bona gifts galore from Julian and Sandy. From 31/03/1968

* The Ken Dodd Show
Nude photography and a Scottish monster are on Doddy's chuckles menu. With John Laurie and Patricia Hayes. From 19/07/1964

* Variety Bandbox
With Frankie Howerd, William Ternent, Jerry Allen, Barbara Leigh, Peter Sellers, Bill Kerr and Philip Slessor. From 22/01/1950

* Take It from Here
The fall and rise of a Punch & Judy show - and in 'The Glums' Ron and Eth are planning their honeymoon. Stars Jimmy Edwards, Dick Bentley and June Whitfield. From 19/02/1959.

Producer: Mik Wilkojc

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra and first broadcast in 2005.


SAT 12:00 Dad's Army (b007jnqc)
Series 2

Mum's Army

When Captain Mainwaring decides to open up his Home Guard unit to women, Mrs Gray catches his eye.

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

Captain Mainwaring …. Arthur Lowe
Sergeant Wilson …. John Le Mesurier
Corporal Jones …. Clive Dunn
Private Fraser …. John Laurie
Private Pike …. Ian Lavender
Private Godfrey …. Arnold Ridley
Private Walker Larry Martyn
Mrs Fox …. Mollie Sugden
Mrs Gray …. Carmen Silvera
Edith Parish ....... Wendy Richard
Announcer …. John Snagge

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1975.


SAT 12:30 The Navy Lark (b0081k4q)
Series 3

The Efficiency Expert

Another collision convinces Captain Povey that the Admiralty must sort out HMS Troutbridge.

Stars Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Ronnie Barker as Able Seaman Johnson/ /Lieutenant Commander Stanton, Richard Caldicote as Captain Povey and Heather Chasen as Ramona Povey.

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 February 1961.


SAT 13:00 Iris Murdoch - A Severed Head (Omnibus) (b067wz5c)
When Martin Lynch-Gibbon's wife runs off with her analyst and his best friend, Palmer Anderson, the three characters attempt to behave in a civilised manner; but there is the matter of Martin's mistress and Palmer's sister to contend with and undoubtedly the thin veneer of civilisation will crack.

Iris Murdoch's witty and wise story dramatised by Stephen Wakelam.

Omnibus of five episodes.

Martin ..... Julian Rhind-Tutt
Antonia ..... Victoria Hamilton
Palmer Anderson ..... Mattthew Marsh
Honor Klein ..... Helen Schlesinger
Georgie ..... Rhiannon Neads
Alexander ..... Sam Dale

Director: Sally Avens

First broadcast in on BBC Radio 4 in August 2015.


SAT 14:10 Inheritance Tracks (b067wz5f)
Alexander McCall Smith

Author Alexander McCall Smith chooses 'We'll Meet Again' by Vera Lynn and Terzettino 'Soave sia il vento' from Cosi Fan Tutte.


SAT 14:15 In the Psychiatrist's Chair (b0075nkn)
Mel Calman

Cartoonist, writer and gallery owner Mel Calman talks to Professor Anthony Clare about the influences on his life.

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 August 1991.


SAT 14:55 Leonard Rossiter - In a Nutshell (b00sj9r3)
Hold the Back Page

"The paper's policy was to identify with the man in the street - and unfortunately, our man in the street seemed to have escaped from some sort of asylum."

A disastrous foray into journalism is recounted in embarrassment by Leonard Rossiter (1926-1984).

Written by Barry Pilton.

Producer: Louise Purslow

First broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in March 1981.


SAT 15:00 Archive on 4 (b00l953t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SAT 16:00 Grant Eustace - Absolute Discretion (b067wz55)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 Michael Bentine - The Reluctant Jester (b01r9t6w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SAT 18:00 Paradise Lost in Space (b007jnx2)
4. Martinis

The dangers of tennis are now apparent to the Oblivions - but Martinis? What could possibly go wrong with Martinis?

Colin Swash's sci-fi comedy about two space-age humans stranded on a friendly alien planet.

Norman ...... Tony Robinson
Max ...... David Haig
Stella ...... Louise Lombard
Macari ...... Michael Troughton
Terayz ...... Carla Mendonca
Ken ...... Tom Hollander
Tony ...... Geoff McGivern
Clive ...... Guy Witcher
Jonathan ...... RossAlistair McGowan

Producer: Richard Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1995.


SAT 18:30 Atomic Tales (b007qw7l)
Land of Plenty

In tomorrow's world, all human food is delivered by Freshmart in sealed mag-cans to the residents of Mars.

But what if the can-openers malfunctioned and people are forced to eat dangerous leftovers...?

1950s American sci-fi spoof.

Starring the talents of:

John Guerrasio
Jeff Harding
Allison Warnyca
Lewis McLeod
Colin Stinton
Liza Ross.

Written by Adam Tandy and Nat Sones.

Producer: Adam Bromley.

Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in March 2006.


SAT 19:00 Comedy Controller (b007jw11)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 The Comedy Club at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe (b067wz5m)
2015

Episode 4

Arthur Smith is at the biggest arts festival in Europe with news, reviews and much more, from the Edinburgh Fringe and beyond.


SAT 22:05 4 Extra Stands Up with Fred MacAulay (b067wz5t)
Episode 3

Host Fred MacAulay introduces more of the best of 2015's comedy Fringe festival in Edinburgh:

The fabulous Tom Allen, a very rare stand up appearance from Terry Alderton, Funmbi Omotayo, Ashley Storrie, Jay Lafferty, Susie McCabe, Julia Sutherland, Jena Friedman and The Johns and Lach!

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by Dabster Productions.


SAT 23:05 The Comedy Club at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe (b067wz5w)
2015

Episode 5

Arthur Smith is at the biggest arts festival in Europe with news, reviews and much more, from the Edinburgh Fringe and beyond.


SAT 23:10 Ivor Cutler - Cutler the Lax (b03zx9pg)
Episode 2

Legendary Scottish surrealist Ivor Cutler discovers ancient Egyptian music and what the Dutch think of British pubs.

With Fiona MacDonald.

Producer: Mark Savage

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1991.


SAT 23:25 The Comedy Club at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe (b067wz60)
2015

Episode 6

Arthur Smith is at the biggest arts festival in Europe with news, reviews and much more, from the Edinburgh Fringe and beyond.


SAT 23:30 Chain Reaction (b00tdx5w)
Series 6

Lee Mack interviews Ade Edmondson

The new series of the tag team talk show continues as last week's guest, one of the UK's most celebrated and current comics Lee Mack, writer and star of BBC1's "Not Going Out" takes the microphone to interview alternative comedy legend, writer and star of "The Young Ones" and "Bottom", Ade Edmondson.



SUNDAY 30 AUGUST 2015

SUN 00:00 Paradise Lost in Space (b007jnx2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 00:30 Atomic Tales (b007qw7l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 Iris Murdoch - A Severed Head (Omnibus) (b067wz5c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:10 Inheritance Tracks (b067wz5f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:10 on Saturday]


SUN 02:15 In the Psychiatrist's Chair (b0075nkn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Saturday]


SUN 02:55 Leonard Rossiter - In a Nutshell (b00sj9r3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:55 on Saturday]


SUN 03:00 Archive on 4 (b00l953t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 Grant Eustace - Absolute Discretion (b067wz55)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 Michael Bentine - The Reluctant Jester (b01r9t6w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 Colin Douglas - The Gap Omnibus (b06816w0)
Just as Heather is about to embark on a gap year in Africa, her mother has shocking news for the family. Stars Kirsty McKay.


SUN 07:15 In Drovers' Boots (b0681px0)
Episode 2

Huw Williams stops at Caldey Island to meet a monk as he follows in the footsteps of 17th-century cattle herders. From June 2004.


SUN 07:30 Ed Reardon's Week (b00f6p8q)
Series 5

The Great Escape

Comedy series by Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds.

Ed finds himself in gainful employment writing for a local lifestyle magazine when everyone at the agency goes on holiday. There may even be a romantic holiday on the horizon for him.

Ed Reardon ...... Christopher Douglas
Olive ...... Stephanie Cole
Carol ...... Rebecca Front
Aussie ...... Lewis MacLeod
Pearl ...... Rita May
Ping ...... Barunka O'Shaughnessy
Check-in woman ...... Nicola Sanderson
Stan ...... Geoffrey Whitehead.


SUN 08:00 Lines From My Grandfather's Forehead (b00glrvd)
From 22/03/1971

A struggling vicar, a Welsh birthday card poet and a perplexed psychoanalyst.

A sequential entertainment for radio starring Ronnie Barker.

With Terence Brady and Pauline Yates. Pianist: Gordon Langford.

Written by Chris Allen, David Climie, Allan Scott and Chris Bryant, and Gerald Wiley.

Producer John Fawcett-Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1971.


SUN 08:30 Whack-O! (b068223l)
The Book Prizes

Professor Jimmy Edwards has to act quickly to save the school prize-giving day. With Joan Sanderson.

June Whitfield as Matron
Roddly Maude-Roxby as Aubrey Potter
Frederick Treves as Alfred Tennyson
Joan Sanderson as Lady Uppingham
Austin Trevor as Brigadier Lumley
Roger Shepherd as Lumley

With David Lott and Graham Aza.

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

Headmaster Professor James Edwards MA 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 August 1961.


SUN 09:00 Michael Peppiatt - Francis Bacon in Your Blood: Omnibus (b06822jr)
Adrian Scarborough reads Michael Peppiatt's intimate and indiscreet account of his 30-year friendship with Francis Bacon.


SUN 10:10 Inheritance Tracks (b06822nn)
Alex Jennings

Actor Alex Jennings chooses 'Bring me Sunshine' by Morecambe and Wise and 'It's Gonna Be a Beautiful Night' by Prince.


SUN 10:15 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b06822yh)
Eric Sykes

From the Merry Macs to Handel. Comedian and writer Eric Sykes makes his second castaway appearance with Sue Lawley. From June 1997.


SUN 11:00 TED Radio Hour (b068233b)
Series 2

Getting Organised

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

Guy Raz investigates the inner architecture of living systems, from ant colonies to corporations and social movements.

With Deborah Gordon, Caitria and Morgan O'Neill, Zeynep Tufekci, Ricardo Semler and Bruce Feiler.

First broadcast in the USA on National Public Radio.


SUN 11:50 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b00l6g8s)
Series 1

Giant Birds

Series of talks by Sir David Attenborough on the natural histories of creatures and plants from around the world.

Madagascar, off the eastern coast of Africa, is the largest continental island in the world. It is also the place where the largest egg known to have existed was laid, and the bird that laid it was also a giant.


SUN 12:00 Lines From My Grandfather's Forehead (b00glrvd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 12:30 Whack-O! (b068223l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 13:00 Colin Douglas - The Gap Omnibus (b06816w0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SUN 14:15 In Drovers' Boots (b0681px0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today]


SUN 14:30 Simon Mawer - Tightrope (b06823hw)
Episode 1

Sam visits 80-year-old Marian Sutro and begins recording the story of her life in espionage. Read by Peter Firth.


SUN 15:45 Katherine Mansfield - Sun and Moon (b0682gsj)
The young offspring of a wealthy family witness the transformation of their house for a grand gathering. Read by Lin Sagovsky. From March 1992.


SUN 16:00 Ronnie Smith - The Flight of Eric Strapp (b00753x0)
Eric Strapp is on the run, but he's innocent of any crime.

George Cole stars in Ronnie Smith's poignant comedy with music.

Eric Strapp - George Cole
Bottles Doone - Stratford Johns
Bosher Doone - Iwan Thomas
Lavenderia Frumpton ...... Rachel Atkins
Doris Plank ...... Tracy-Ann Oberman
Ace High Patel ...... David Bannerman
Moocha Maguire ...... Anthony Ofoegbu
Widow Brown ...... Carolyn Jones
Albert Frumpton ...... Hugh Dickson
Winifred Frumpton ...... Jenny Lee
Slippery Eels ...... Brian Parr
Shirl ...... Sarah Rice
Detective Inspector Crodge ...... David Brooks
Superintendent Beak ...... John Rowe
Prison Officer ...... Alastair Danson

Other parts played by the cast.

Director: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1997


SUN 17:30 Ed Reardon's Week (b00f6p8q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 18:00 The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving (b007wvk4)
2. Rivals

Ichabod Crane has set his heart on marrying wealthy heiress, Katrina Van Tassel.

But local buck, Brom Bones is determined that he'll walk her up the aisle...

Washington Irving's supernatural 17th-century classic about two love rivals and a headless horseman:

Continued by Martin Jarvis

Musical score and sound design by award-winning composer, David Pickvance.

Producer: Gemma Jenkins

Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in December 2005.


SUN 18:30 The Darker Side of the Border (b00cft28)
Robert Louis Stevenson - Olalla

During the Peninsular War in Spain a wounded Scottish soldier is sent to stay in a remote house in the hills. The soldier falls in love with the daughter of the house, but the family harbour a terrible secret...

Series of 3 Scottish 19th century tales of terror and mystery.

Written by Robert Louis Stevenson and dramatised by Marty Ross.

Alec ...... Paul Blair
Olalla ...... Roxanna Pope
Felipe ...... Richard Conlon
Senora ...... Carol Ann Crawford
Carrido ...... Richard Greenwood
The Padre ...... Simon Tait

Producer: Bruce Young

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2003.


SUN 19:00 TED Radio Hour (b068233b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 19:50 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b00l6g8s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:50 today]


SUN 20:00 Michael Peppiatt - Francis Bacon in Your Blood: Omnibus (b06822jr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SUN 21:10 Inheritance Tracks (b06822nn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:10 today]


SUN 21:15 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b06822yh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:15 today]


SUN 22:00 Ed Reardon's Week (b00f6p8q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 22:30 The Comedy Club at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe (b0682h68)
2015

Episode 7

Arthur Smith is at the biggest arts festival in Europe with news, reviews and much more, from the Edinburgh Fringe and beyond.


SUN 22:35 Ivor Cutler - Cutler the Lax (b040hrx4)
Episode 3

Legendary Scottish surrealist Ivor Cutler samples the archives and enjoys some Marabut music and a jolly Japanese ditty

With Fiona MacDonald.

Producer: Mark Savage

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1991.


SUN 22:50 The Comedy Club at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe (b0684qlb)
2015

Episode 8

Arthur Smith is at the biggest arts festival in Europe with news, reviews and much more, from the Edinburgh Fringe and beyond.


SUN 22:55 Mark Steel's in Town (b018gpdn)
Series 3

Douglas (Isle of Man)

In this third series comedian Mark Steel visits 6 more UK towns to discover what makes them and their inhabitants distinctive.

He creates a bespoke stand-up show for that town and performs the show in front of a local audience.

As well as shedding light on the less visited areas of Britain, Mark uncovers stories and experiences that resonate with us all as we recognise the quirkiness of the British way of life and the rich tapestry of remarkable events and people who have shaped where we live.

During the series 'Mark Steel's In Town' Mark will visit Berwick-Upon Tweed, Holyhead, Basingstoke, Douglas (Isle of Man), Bungay and Wigan.

Episode 4 - In this episode Mark performs a show for the residents of Douglas on the Isle of Man, to discuss space travel, fairy bridges and the mystery - or otherwise - of Gef the Talking Mongoose. From December 2011.

Written by Mark Steel with additional material by Pete Sinclair.
Produced by Sam Bryant.


SUN 23:25 The Comedy Club at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe (b0684qld)
2015

Episode 9

Arthur Smith is at the biggest arts festival in Europe with news, reviews and much more, from the Edinburgh Fringe and beyond.


SUN 23:30 Hamish and Dougal: You'll Have Had Your Tea (b007706g)
Series 3

Look Who's Stalking

The laird appoints Hamish and Dougal as ghillies to a party of chums up for a week of stalking in the Highlands.

Unfortunately he's unable to take part himself...

Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden star as the two Scotsmen famed for their appearances on BBC Radio’s I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue.

With Alison Steadman as their cleaning-lady-cum-housekeeper, Mrs Naughtie, and Jeremy Hardy as the local Laird.

Producer: Jon Naismith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2006.


SUN 23:45 2000 Years of Radio (b00769lz)
Series 2

Radio Mustard

The horror, carnage and laughter that was the First World War.

Six-part series that taps into the radio archive of a bygone age.

Written and performed by Claire Downes, Hazel Grian, Al Holloway, Ben Kozo, Stuart Lane and Patrick McNamara.

Producer: Sean Grundy

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2000.



MONDAY 31 AUGUST 2015

MON 00:00 The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving (b007wvk4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 00:30 The Darker Side of the Border (b00cft28)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 Colin Douglas - The Gap Omnibus (b06816w0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:15 In Drovers' Boots (b0681px0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 on Sunday]


MON 02:30 Simon Mawer - Tightrope (b06823hw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Sunday]


MON 03:45 Katherine Mansfield - Sun and Moon (b0682gsj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:45 on Sunday]


MON 04:00 Ronnie Smith - The Flight of Eric Strapp (b00753x0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 Ed Reardon's Week (b00f6p8q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 Hercule Poirot (b0684x8t)
The Adventure of the Clapham Cook

Hercule Poirot (formerly chief of the Belgian force, now private detective) would have preferred to spend the day attending to affairs of importance, trimming his moustache, applying pomade. But suddenly the case of a missing domestic fired the little man's imagination.

Taken from Poirot's Early Cases by Agatha Christie. Read by Nigel Stock
Producer Barbara Crowther
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1974.


MON 06:30 Close Up: Agatha Christie (b06850m3)
Profile of the prolific 'Queen of Crime' Agatha Christie featuring the writer herself.

Friends and associates helping to tell the story of the author and playwright are Lord Richard Attenborough, Sir Allen Lane, Margaret Lockwood, Peter Saunders, Francis L Sullivan and Sir Mortimer Wheeler.

Narrator: John Webster
Written by Gale Pedrick
Producer: Thurstan Holland

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in 1955.


MON 07:00 The Right Time (b009z658)
Series 2

Episode 2

Everybody's wearing beige, crossed wires and bailiffs.

Sketch show about life, written and performed by people who've lived a bit.

Stars Eleanor Bron, Graeme Garden, Neil Innes, Paula Wilcox, Clive Swift and Roger Blake.

Written by Graeme Garden, Neil Innes, John Pidgeon, Jan Etherington, Julie Balloo, Ramone Towers, Trevor Walker,Michael Fitch, John Dowie, Colin Bostock-Smith and Andrew Nickolds.

Music by Ronnie & The Rex.

Producer: Helen Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2002.


MON 07:30 The Unbelievable Truth (b066vcn6)
Series 15

Episode 1

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

Lloyd Langford, Henning Wehn, Sara Pascoe and Miles Jupp are the panellists obliged to talk with deliberate inaccuracy on subjects as varied as magic, Austria, swans and onions.

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

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


MON 08:00 Dad's Army (b007jntl)
Series 2

Getting the Bird

Lance Corporal Jones is short of meat at his butcher's shop, so Private Walker arranges a special off-ration supply.

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

Captain Mainwaring …. Arthur Lowe
Sergeant Wilson …. John Le Mesurier
Corporal Jones …. Clive Dunn
Private Fraser …. John Laurie
Private Pike …. Ian Lavender
Private Godfrey …. Arnold Ridley
Private Walker …. Larry Martyn
The Vicar ...... Frank Williams
Sergeant Wilson’s Daughter ...... Diana Bishop
Announcer …. John Snagge

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1975.


MON 08:30 Marriage Lines (b06859bf)
Series 2

Episode 12

What will George and Kate make of their first house?

Richard Briers and Prunella Scales star in their second series based on the mutual love and mistrust of a young married couple.

With Edward De Souza and Gretchen Franklin.

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 whilst 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 June 1967.


MON 09:00 The Write Stuff (b00775wp)
Series 10

Tom Stoppard

James Walton's quiz at the Oxford Literary Festival with John Walsh, Sebastian Faulks, Peter Kemp and Sue Limb. From March 2007.


MON 09:30 King Street Junior (b00tqh4b)
Series 1

Scale Points

When Mr Holliday falls ill, who can look after the football team for a crucial match?

Created and written by Jim Eldridge.

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

Eric Brown …. Peter Davison
Mr Beeston …. James Grout
Mrs Stone …. Margaret John
Mrs Rudd …. Vivienne Martin
Mr Long …. Paul Copley
Mrs Patterson …. Deirdre Costello
Miss Lewis …. Marlene Sidaway
Tommy …. Desmond Askew

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1985.


MON 10:00 Home Front - Omnibus (b05y18q1)
15-19 June 1915

The Graham household is in chaos and not expecting visitors.

Written by Sebastian Baczkiewicz & Georgia Fitch
Story-led by Sebastian Baczkiewicz
Consultant Historian: Professor Maggie Andrews
Music: Matthew Strachan
Sound: Martha Littlehailes
Directed by Lucy Collingwood
Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.


MON 11:00 Behind the Screen (b0685jg0)
The Guest in the House, by Hugh Walpole

Agatha Christie and Dorothy L Sayers in a collaborative detective serial written by six members of the Detection Club.

Something strange has befallen the Ellis household. Things have never been the same since City worker, Paul Dudden, came to lodge with them. When Amy Ellis's fiancé, medical student Wilfred Hope, visits them one wet and stormy evening, the atmosphere in the house seems more peculiar than ever. Wilfred has no idea what can be going on - until he takes a look behind the screen in the parlour....

Read by Michael Jayston
First broadcast weekly on the BBC National Programme in 1930, with each author: Hugh Walpole, Agatha Christie, Dorothy L Sayers, Anthony Berkeley, EC Bentley and Father Ronald Knox reading their own part of the story.

To reflect the changes of storyteller, we have a different reader for each part of this new version:

When first broadcast, some listeners were puzzled by the method employed in planning a collaborative detective story. If the whole thing were indeed to be written like a game of consequences, with each new writer picking up where the last one left off, how could any consistency be achieved, and how could a satisfactory plot be managed and concluded?

Lord Peter Wimsey creator, Dorothy L Sayers, who co-ordinated the different contributions, explained the process: "The first three authors carried the story along according to their own several fancies; while the last three used their wits, in consultation, to unravel the clues presented to them by the first three."

Abridged by John Peacock
Producer David Blount
Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by Pier Productions.


MON 11:15 Drama (b00rtgrj)
Katie Hims - A Small Piece of Silence

A Small Piece of Silence by Katie Hims

A Small Piece of Silence started out in a very different way to most radio plays. After David Bower's striking performance as Quasimodo in Radio Four's production of The Hunchback of Notredame, the producer Susan Roberts suggested a contemporary play be written specially for him. After many initial conversations with David who plays the lead character Joe in the play, Katie Hims' story began to emerge.

In A Small Piece of Silence, Joe who has been Deaf since he was born , works in an ordinary council office . Every day he makes the same journey to work on the bus, seeing the same people . Then one day a young girl signs her name to him. A_N_G_E_L.

Joe has been working in the council's housing office for 17 years. Apart from one small promotion he has remained in the same job surrounded by the same people . Vernon has been there for the same amount of time. He eats Joe's food and talks too fast in the pub ..but Joe goes along with it.

Into their world comes new office recruit Shelly who begins to fall for Joe. Until Joe realises that she is having a relationship with Richard Humble , the leader of the council

At the end of Shelly's first week there is a huge fire in a nearby block of flats. Joe learns that Angel was one of the people who has died.

And so Joe's life is changed forever as he embarks on a quest, turning detective to find out what has happened.

A Small Piece of Silence is a love story, detective story but, using sound, it attempts to give us a picture of the world of someone who can't hear. It examines the issues around how society deals with Deafness through the character of Joe.

Joe ..... David Bower
Shelly ..... Maxine Peake
Vernon ..... Ralph Ineson
Brigitta ..... Deborah McAndrew
Marion ..... Ruth Alexander-Rubin
Richard/ Bus Driver ..... Terence Mann

Music composed and performed by Liran Donin

Artistic consultant Isolte Avila . Developed in partnership with Signdance Collective .
Directed in Manchester by Susan Roberts.

Liran Donin provides specially composed music and a soundscape that illustrates Joe's view of the world. Joe suffers from Tinitus. Liran, underscores this condition in sound.

David Bower is one of the creative directors of Signdance Collective , an international dance music theatre company lead by Deaf and physically disabled dance theatre artists working alongside composer musicians.

Katie Hims

Katie Hims' first radio play, 'The Earthquake Girl', won a Richard Imison Award in 1998, and since then her work has never failed to make an impression. In Katie's world there is a semblance of normality but underneath all that you can be sure is that something strange.


MON 12:00 Dad's Army (b007jntl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 Marriage Lines (b06859bf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 Hercule Poirot (b0684x8t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 Close Up: Agatha Christie (b06850m3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 Bill Connor - Cassandra's Good Food Guide (b00vcpbm)
Episode 1

"Cassandra" (Bill Connor) was a Fleet Street legend during the Daily Mirror's heyday, with his column running non-stop, not counting global hostilities, for 35 years until 1967.

He could often be cantankerous and comically opinionated in what was described as his "polished-up barrack room" style of writing. Some of Cassandra's best columns, however, were not about people or institutions he wanted to admonish, but humorous personal tales about eating and drinking.

Here, we are encouraged to come into the garden by dead of night to listen to the rubbery, rustling noise of a vegetable growing in "How I Like My Cabbage." We learn from him the horrors of being brought up on "Miss Cowie's Porridge" ("If ever a word describing a food had the sound of its meaning, it is 'Porridge' - the slup and slur and costive slirrup of the uneatable.") Then there are the "Scrap Cakes" - his brilliant invention of artillery food that married couples can safely throw at each other ("They are convenient in size, fit the hand like a grenade and do not mark the carpet.") In the description of his calming encounter with the admirable Grocer in Harrods, he is on the trail of "Fried Za Zas", while in "The Prose of Sauce" he reveals "I have been a reader of sauce-bottle labels ever since I first got to eye-level with the kitchen table."

It has been said about Cassandra that he was outwardly stubborn and prickly, but inwardly a warm and friendly cove. An argument with him ended, as a rule, with his twinkling eyes peering over the steamed-up spectacles.

That is exactly the side of the man conveyed by this collection of columns.

Read by the late Roger Lloyd Pack

Producer: Neil Cargill
A Pier Production for BBC Radio 4.


MON 14:15 Journey Into Language (b00dk3vs)
The Journey Begins

Linguistics teaching pioneer Professor Eric Hawkins recalls how his path of learning started out in 1920s Liverpool.


MON 14:30 Agatha Christie (b0076m5j)
The 8.55 to Baghdad

Episode 1

"Her adventure had been taken at a moment of major personal change; mine was beginning at a moment that could change the world".

In 1928, crime writer Agatha Christie made a spur-of-the-moment decision to go on holiday, alone, to Iraq. Then in her late thirties she was already a popular and successful novelist, but her 14 year marriage to Archie Christie had recently ended and her comfortable life at Sunningdale had become oppressive.

In the first of five readings from his book, Andrew Eames describes how 75 years later on, on the eve of the second Gulf War, he set out to trace Agatha's journey and explore her reasons for making it.

Abridged by Laurence Wareing.
Producer: David Jackson Young
First broadcast on BBC Radio in 2004.


MON 14:45 John Bayley - Iris (b007jzdx)
Episode 1

Recalling her love of swimming, the husband of novelist Iris Murdoch tells his wife's story. Read by Oliver Ford Davies.


MON 15:00 Home Front - Omnibus (b05y18q1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 The Write Stuff (b00775wp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 16:30 King Street Junior (b00tqh4b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


MON 17:00 The Right Time (b009z658)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 17:30 The Unbelievable Truth (b066vcn6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 18:00 Haunted (b01qr0l9)
The Inexperienced Ghost by HG Wells

A man encounters a troubled spirit. But could this meeting lead to tragedy?

Series of stories of the Supernatural.

HG Wells's ghostly tale dramatised by Patricia Mays.

Clayton …. Donald Houston
Sanderson …. Christopher Guard
Michael Cochrane …. Wish
John Gillett …. Evans
The Barman …. Gary Cady

Director: Derek Hoddinott

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in February 1982.


MON 18:30 With Nobbs On (b01j0zzj)
From Badger to Frost

Written and presented by David Nobbs.

David Nobbs was the comic genius behind Reggie Perrin, The Two Ronnies, Tommy Cooper, Frankie Howerd and Radio 4's The Maltby Collection. In With Nobbs On he presents a three-part series of entertaining, joke-laden, insider observations on his comedy career to a studio audience - along with guest readings, archive material and unpredictable delights.

Episode 1 - From Badgers to Frost
A young David realizes there's more to writing a novel than just the title, and TV fame beckons when cabs are sent to collect David's sketches for an iconic, groundbreaking satirical show.

Featuring Martin Trenaman and Mia Soteriou

Produced by Andrew McGibbon
A Curtains For Radio Production for BBC Radio 4.


MON 19:00 Dad's Army (b007jntl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 Marriage Lines (b06859bf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 Hercule Poirot (b0684x8t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 Close Up: Agatha Christie (b06850m3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 Behind the Screen (b0685jg0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:15 Drama (b00rtgrj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


MON 22:00 The Unbelievable Truth (b066vcn6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 28 Acts in 28 Minutes (b0076zsq)
Edinburgh Special

4 Extra Debut. Tim Minchin and Barry Cryer join John Humphrys for a special edition of the fastest show on air. From 2006's Edinburgh Fringe.


MON 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b069b5x4)
The best in contemporary comedy. Tonight Jon Holmes is joined by Terry Alderton.


MON 23:00 Dead Ringers (b06707kg)
Series 15

Episode 3

A satirical take on politics, media and celebrity.

Featuring Jon Culshaw, Debra Stephenson, Jan Ravens, Lewis MacLeod and Duncan Wisbey.

Produced by Bill Dare.


MON 23:30 Craig Brown's Lost Diaries (b00vcms4)
May and June

Satirist Craig Brown dips into the private lives of public figures from the 1960's to the present day.

May & June. As the summer heats up passions rise for Barbara Cartland and Edwina Currie.

Voiced by Jan Ravens, Alistair McGowan, Lewis McLeod, Ewan Bailey, Margaret Cabourn-Smith and Dolly Wells.
Written by Craig Brown.
Produced by Victoria Lloyd.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2010.



TUESDAY 01 SEPTEMBER 2015

TUE 00:00 Haunted (b01qr0l9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 With Nobbs On (b01j0zzj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 Hercule Poirot (b0684x8t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 Close Up: Agatha Christie (b06850m3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 Bill Connor - Cassandra's Good Food Guide (b00vcpbm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:15 Journey Into Language (b00dk3vs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 Agatha Christie (b0076m5j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:45 John Bayley - Iris (b007jzdx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 Home Front - Omnibus (b05y18q1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 The Write Stuff (b00775wp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:30 King Street Junior (b00tqh4b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 The Right Time (b009z658)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 The Unbelievable Truth (b066vcn6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 Agatha Christie (b008w5wm)
Crooked House

Episode 1

Joy Wilkinson's adaptation of Agatha Christie's novel.

Returning home from WWII, Charles Hayward is finally free to marry Sophia Leonides. However, the suspicious death of her grandfather has thrown everything into confusion.

Charles ...... Rory Kinnear
Sophia ...... Anna Maxwell Martin
Taverner ...... Phil Davis
Josephine ...... Grianne Dromgoole
Aunt Edith ...... Judy Parfitt
Philip/Passerby ...... Ben Crowe
Magda ...... Anna Chancellor
Roger/Consul General ...... Simon Treves
Clemency ...... Rachel Sanders
Brenda ...... Margaret Cabourn-Smith
Laurence/Lamb ...... Colin Hoult

Directed by Sam Hoyle.


TUE 06:30 Living Books (b00r9yd8)
Sandi Toksvig visits the library where you borrow a person instead of a book.

The Human Library is a ground-breaking idea from Denmark designed to get you to confront your deepest prejudices. Borrow a type of person you think you don't like, goes the strap line, take them away for a half-hour conversation, and try and get to the bottom of your preconceptions.

People who have volunteered to be 'Books' range from Muslims to transsexuals, and neo-Nazis to male nannies.

Sandi talks to those who’ve got involved, both as Readers and Books, borrows a couple of Books herself, and even lends herself out as one.

Producer: Beth O'Dea

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2010.


TUE 07:00 HR (b00tppbm)
Series 2

Surfing

Sam and Peter occupy their retirement time surfing the net. Peter has created a flattering but deeply inaccurate online profile for himself and now has a date.

Sam is determined to go along.

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
Janice .... Christine Kavanagh
Drab Woman .... Sally Orrock
Madwoman .... Helen Belbin
Man .... Tony Bell

Director: Peter Kavanagh.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2010.


TUE 07:30 Mitch Benn Specials (b066w57q)
The Freewheelin' Mitch Benn

Everybody knows that Elvis changed everything. Everybody knows that the Beatles changed everything. Not as many people realise that Bob Dylan actually DID change everything.

Mitch Benn looks at how Bob Dylan changed what it is to be a songwriter, changed what it is to be a rock star and, more than anyone, changed what it is to be a singer.

Written by and starring Mitch Benn

Series in which musical satirist Mitch Benn explores the work of various music stars.

Producer: Alexandra Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2015.


TUE 08:00 Round the Horne (b007k2gd)
Series 2

Episode 10

Suspense in Kenneth Horne's 'The Portrait of Florian Thrust', plus a bout of bona wrestling for Julian and Sandy.

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

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

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

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

Producer: John Simmonds
First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in May 1966.


TUE 08:30 Hello Cheeky (b012n3rx)
From 26/05/1973

The FBI meets cricket meets Listen With Mother.

Pun-tastic fast-moving comedy sketch series written by and starring John Junkin, Barry Cryer and Tim Brooke-Taylor.

With musical accompaniment from the Denis King Trio.

Producer: David Hatch

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1973.


TUE 09:00 Dead Ringers (b06707kg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:30 Such Rotten Luck (b0686zvc)
Series 2

Hunting, Shooting and Wishing

Woodhouse arrives at the Pomeroys' country house hoping to find a patron.

The ups and downs in the comic life of a second-class writer.

Comedy drama series written by Ronald Hayman.

Woodhouse ...... Tim Pigott-Smith
Gila ...... Zoe Wanamaker
Seamus ...... Stephen Rea
Colonel ...... Benjamin Witrow
Fenella ...... Maxine Audley
Tommy ...... Ronald Hardman
Penelope Pomeroy ...... Celia Imrie
Jayston ...... Nickolas Grace
Craggs ...... James Simmons
Dorothy ...... Petra Markham
Jasper ...... Timothy Carlton

Music by Elizabeth Parker of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop

Director: Piers Plowright

First broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in December 1991.


TUE 10:00 Home Front - Omnibus (b05zlltv)
22-26 June 1915

Omnibus edition of the epic drama series set in Great War Britain which was first broadcast a hundred years after it is set. A week of secrets and lies.

Cast
Juliet Cavendish ..... Lizzie Bourne
Howard Argent ..... Toby Jones
Sergeant Ivor Davis ..... Alun Raglan
Marieke Dupont ..... Olivia Ross
Mrs Edkins ..... Rachel Davies
Muriel Grainger ..... Hannah Tointon
Josiah King ..... Daniel Kendrick
Ivy Layton ..... Leah Brotherhead
Dieter Lippke ..... Felix Auer
Adeline Lumley ..... Anastasia Hille
Kitty Lumley ..... Ami Metcalf
Alice Macknade ..... Claire-Louise Cordwell
Mickey Macknade ..... Reece Buttery
Jessie Moore ..... Lucy Hutchinson
Hilary Pearce ..... Craige Els
Thornton Tulliver ..... Nigel Harman
Florrie Wilson ..... Claire Rushbrook
Adam Wilson ..... Leo Montague
Albert Wilson ..... Harry Myers
Dorothea Winwood ..... Rachel Shelley
Ralph Winwood ..... Nicholas Murchie
Tom Wright ..... Clive Hayward
Madame Lebeque ..... Ruth Lass
Irene ..... Rhiannon Neads
White Featherer ..... Jessica Turner

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


TUE 11:00 Behind the Screen (b06874ny)
Something Is Missing, by Agatha Christie

Penelope Keith reads the next instalment of the 1930s 'whodunit' continued by Agatha Christie.

Behind The Screen is a collaborative detective serial written by six members of the Detection Club. It was first broadcast weekly on the BBC National Programme in 1930, with each contributor reading his or her own part of the story.

The six authors were Hugh Walpole, Agatha Christie, Dorothy L Sayers, Anthony Berkeley, EC Bentley and Father Ronald Knox.

To reflect the changes of storyteller, we have a different reader for each part of this new version:

When first broadcast, some listeners were puzzled by the method employed in planning a collaborative detective story. If the whole thing were indeed to be written like a game of consequences, with each new writer picking up where the last one left off, how could any consistency be achieved, and how could a satisfactory plot be managed and concluded?

Lord Peter Wimsey creator, Dorothy L Sayers, who co-ordinated the different contributions, explained the process: "The first three authors carried the story along according to their own several fancies; while the last three used their wits, in consultation, to unravel the clues presented to them by the first three."

Abridged by John Peacock
Producer David Blount
Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by Pier Productions.


TUE 11:15 Sarah Daniels - Cross My Heart and Hope to Fly (b00766x0)
Lyn, Dave and Chris learn to recover from loss in quite unexpected ways.

Funny and moving play for three voices written by Sarah Daniels.

Starring Pauline Collins as Lyn, Jamie Foreman as Dave and Kerry Fox as Chris.

Director: Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2002.


TUE 12:00 Round the Horne (b007k2gd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 Hello Cheeky (b012n3rx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 Agatha Christie (b008w5wm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 Living Books (b00r9yd8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 Bill Connor - Cassandra's Good Food Guide (b00vcptg)
Episode 2

Personal tales about eating and drinking from the cantankerous and comically opinionated Fleet Street legend "Cassandra" - Bill Connor.

Connor reveals his first food memory: Miss Cowie's uneatable porridge.

Read by the late Roger Lloyd Pack

Producer: Neil Cargill
A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.


TUE 14:15 Journey Into Language (b00dk921)
Listening to Lorca

Renowned linguist Professor Eric Hawkins recalls studying in France and Germany during the 1930s rise of fascism.


TUE 14:30 Agatha Christie (b03hngqk)
The 8.55 to Baghdad

Episode 2

Retracing the crime writer's Middle Eastern journey of 1928, Andrew Eames recalls taking the Orient Express train to Istanbul.


TUE 14:45 John Bayley - Iris (b007jzg6)
Episode 2

Novelist Iris Murdoch's husband recalls falling in love with the lady on the bicycle in Oxford. Read by Oliver Ford Davies.


TUE 15:00 Home Front - Omnibus (b05zlltv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 Whose Line Is It Anyway? (b008kty5)
Episode 2

Clive Anderson and the famed improvisation game with Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, John Sessions and Enn Reitel.

It ran for 10 series on Channel 4 and found success in America, but the hit TV improvisation game actually started life on BBC radio.

With Colin Sell at the piano.

Devised and compiled by Mark Leveson. Additional material by Martin Booth.

Producer: Dan Patterson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1988.


TUE 16:30 Such Rotten Luck (b0686zvc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


TUE 17:00 HR (b00tppbm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 17:30 Mitch Benn Specials (b066w57q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 18:00 Haunted (b01qrnb9)
The Emissary by Ray Bradbury

Young Marion is unwell, but her pet dog keeps her in touch with the outside world - and beyond.

Series of stories of the Supernatural.

Ray Bradbury's tale dramatised by Patricia Mays

Mrs Christie ...... Jennie Linden
Marion ...... Bernadette Windsor
Marion's Father ...... Stephen Thorne

With Jean Trend, Miranda Forbes and Percy Edwards as Toby the dog

Director: Derek Hoddinott

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in March 1982.


TUE 18:30 With Nobbs On (b01j5fw8)
From Howerd's End to Pebble Mill

Episode 2 - From Howerd's end to Pebble Mill

Written and presented by David Nobbs

With Nobbs On sees David Nobbs, the comic genius behind Reggie Perrin, The Two Ronnies, Tommy Cooper, Frankie Howerd and R4's The Maltby Collection, presenting a three-part series of entertaining, joke-laden, insider observations on his comedy career to a studio audience along with guest readings, archive material and unpredictable delights.

David has trouble explaining why he's impersonating Frankie Howerd in a public place to the police. Meanwhile Pebble Mill reject a short story about a man battling with his identity as a successful middle class, middle management manager, called Reginald Iolanthe Perrin.

Featuring Martin Trenaman and Mia Soteriou

Produced by Andrew McGibbon
A Curtains For Radio Production for BBC Radio 4.


TUE 19:00 Round the Horne (b007k2gd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 Hello Cheeky (b012n3rx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 Agatha Christie (b008w5wm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 Living Books (b00r9yd8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 Behind the Screen (b06874ny)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 21:15 Sarah Daniels - Cross My Heart and Hope to Fly (b00766x0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


TUE 22:00 Mitch Benn Specials (b066w57q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 Bigipedia (b012ff7w)
Series 2

What's New in Bigipedia 2.0?

At last, the long-awaited release of Bigipedia 2. 0 - the infallible, ever-present cyberfriend is back! Now with all errors and mistakes.

Find out what's new in Bigipedia 2.0 and join the BigiMums forum!

Bigipedia was conceived by Nick Doody, and written by Nick Doody, Matt Kirshen and Sarah Morgan, with Carey Marx.

It features Ewan Bailey, Margaret Cabourn-Smith, Nick Doody, Neil Edmond, Pippa Evans, Martha Howe-Douglas, Lewis Macleod & Jess Robinson. Occasionally you can hear Matt Kirshen.

Guy Jackson has done some music and that.

Bigipedia is a Pozzitive production, produced by David Tyler. His radio credits include Armando Iannucci's Charm Offensive, Cabin Pressure, 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 and Pauline Calf Video Diaries, Coogan's Run, The Tony Ferrino Phenomenon and Executive Producer of Victoria Wood's Dinnerladies.

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


TUE 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b069b5x6)
The best in contemporary comedy. Tonight Jon Holmes is joined by Terry Alderton.


TUE 23:00 Rubbish (b008drpg)
Series 2

Phobic

Unable to look in the mirror for fear of seeing his ageing reflection, Martin seeks the help of a local artist to overcome his phobia.

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

Martin …. Reece Dinsdale
Barney …. Matthew Cottle
John …. Neil Dudgeon
Sarah …. Pippa Haywood
Dan ...... Russell Tovey

Producer: Claire Bartlett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2007.


TUE 23:30 Radio 9 (b0421tlp)
Series 1

Episode 2

Welcome to Radio 9 – the notional and irrational home of the terminally strange.

More from the Gay Board Game Olympics, plus Radiohead's happy single.

Written and performed by Johnny Daukes and Hils Barker.

With Sarah Walton, John Stevenson, Stefan Frank, Janice Vee, Matt Wilkinson and Michelle Gomez.

Producers: Johnny Daukes and Katie Marsden

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2003.



WEDNESDAY 02 SEPTEMBER 2015

WED 00:00 Haunted (b01qrnb9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 With Nobbs On (b01j5fw8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 Agatha Christie (b008w5wm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 Living Books (b00r9yd8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 Bill Connor - Cassandra's Good Food Guide (b00vcptg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday]


WED 02:15 Journey Into Language (b00dk921)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Tuesday]


WED 02:30 Agatha Christie (b03hngqk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:45 John Bayley - Iris (b007jzg6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 Home Front - Omnibus (b05zlltv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 Whose Line Is It Anyway? (b008kty5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:30 Such Rotten Luck (b0686zvc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 HR (b00tppbm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 Mitch Benn Specials (b066w57q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 Agatha Christie (b008xl0q)
Crooked House

Episode 2

Joy Wilkinson's adaptation of Agatha Christie's novel.

Elderly wealthy businessman Aristides Leonides has been murdered. Until the killer is caught, others are in danger, particularly young Josephine, who decides to play detective.

Charles ...... Rory Kinnear
Sophia ...... Anna Maxwell Martin
Taverner ...... Phil Davis
Josephine ...... Grianne Dromgoole
Aunt Edith ...... Judy Parfitt
Philip/Passerby ...... Ben Crowe
Magda ...... Anna Chancellor
Roger/Consul General ...... Simon Treves
Clemency ...... Rachel Sanders
Brenda ...... Margaret Cabourn-Smith
Laurence/Lamb ...... Colin Hoult
Gaitskill ...... Peter Marinker

Directed by Sam Hoyle.


WED 06:30 The Boy who Bought a Field (b0076x9s)
Francis Pryor meets archaeologist Stuart Wilson, who bought the land covering the lost medieval Welsh town, Trellech. From March 2006.


WED 07:00 Lenin of the Rovers (b007jpjn)
Series 1

Episode 2

Midfield maestro Ricky Lenin's new economic policy kicks in at Felchester Rovers football club.

Starring Alexei Sayle as Ricky Lenin, Keith Allen as Terry Trotsky, Andrew McClean as Stevie Stalin, Tony Alias as Des Frankly and Ballard Berkeley as the Colonel.

Legendary BBC football commentator Kenneth Wolstenholme is Frank Lee Brian.

Written by Marcus Berkmann.
Producer: Harry Thompson.
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1988.


WED 07:30 Sketchorama (b066wfny)
Series 4

Episode 4

Aunty Donna, Gein's Family Gift Shop and Beasts.

Award winning actress and comedian Isy Suttie presents the pick of the best live sketch groups from the Fringe at the 2015 Edinburgh Festival.

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 August 2015.


WED 08:00 The Navy Lark (b0081vx2)
Series 3

The Floggle Grummit Missile

The officers of HMS Troutbridge aim to make a fast buck from Lieutenant Bates' latest invention.

Stars Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Ronnie Barker as Able Seaman Johnson, Richard Caldicote as Captain Povey, Michael Bates as Lieutenant Bates, Heather Chasen as WREN Chasen/ Lady Todd Hunter-Brown and Teniel Evans as Sir Willoughby Todd Hunter-Brown.

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 February 1961.


WED 08:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00d4184)
Series 6

Episode 3

Nappy Days - and Britain's entry for 'The Eurovision Pun Contest'.

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

Written by Bill Oddie, Tim Brooke-Taylor and Douglas Young.

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

Music and songs by Dave Lee and Bill Oddie.

Producer: David Hatch/Peter Titheradge

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 2 in April 1968.


WED 09:00 Puzzle Panel (b00xhck5)
Episode 3

More testing brain teasers with Chris Maslanka, Anne Bradford, Professor David Singmaster and William Harston. From June 1998.


WED 09:30 The Leopard in Autumn (b00cbm6c)
Series 1

Plethora Princess Regent

Awaiting news of a new pope, Plethora takes over Monte Guano and Ludovico takes to his bed.

Neal Anthony's 16th-century comedy drama about the chaotic lives of the ruling family of Renaissance Italy's most inconsequential city-state.

Stars David Swift as Ludovico, Sian Phillips as Plethora, Graham Crowden as Francesco, Paul Bigley as Alessandro, Saskia Wickham as Rosalie, Nick Romero as Salvatore, Christopher Kelham as Guido and Kim Wall as Father Ignazio.

Producer: Helen Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2001.


WED 10:00 Home Front - Omnibus (b060bxpl)
29 June to 3 July 1915

Canadian Troops celebrated their Dominion Day and a long awaited reunion is planned.

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


WED 11:00 Behind the Screen (b068b3j7)
Out Damned Spot, by Dorothy L Sayers

Sarah Badel reads the next instalment of the 1930s 'whodunit' continued by Dorothy L Sayers.

Behind The Screen is a collaborative detective serial written by six members of the Detection Club. It was first broadcast weekly on the BBC National Programme in 1930, with each contributor reading his or her own part of the story.

The six authors were Hugh Walpole, Agatha Christie, Dorothy L Sayers, Anthony Berkeley, EC Bentley and Father Ronald Knox.

To reflect the changes of storyteller, we have a different reader for each part of this new version:

When first broadcast, some listeners were puzzled by the method employed in planning a collaborative detective story. If the whole thing were indeed to be written like a game of consequences, with each new writer picking up where the last one left off, how could any consistency be achieved, and how could a satisfactory plot be managed and concluded?

Lord Peter Wimsey creator, Dorothy L Sayers, who co-ordinated the different contributions, explained the process: "The first three authors carried the story along according to their own several fancies; while the last three used their wits, in consultation, to unravel the clues presented to them by the first three."

Abridged by John Peacock
Producer David Blount
Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by Pier Productions.


WED 11:15 Drama (b00776b3)
Adam Beeson - The Magician's Daughter

Shot on stage, a dying magician passes secrets of his act to his daughter. Fearing rivals, she disappears. Stars James Bryce.


WED 12:00 The Navy Lark (b0081vx2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00d4184)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 Agatha Christie (b008xl0q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 The Boy who Bought a Field (b0076x9s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 Bill Connor - Cassandra's Good Food Guide (b00vcqlg)
Episode 3

Personal tales about eating and drinking from the cantankerous and comically opinionated Fleet Street legend "Cassandra" - Bill Connor.

Read by the late Roger Lloyd Pack

Producer: Neil Cargill
A Pier Production for BBC Radio 4.


WED 14:15 Journey Into Language (b00dkhnt)
Trampling Flat the Frontiers

Renowned linguist Professor Eric Hawkins recalls how being a wartime soldier influenced his future ethos in the classroom.


WED 14:30 Agatha Christie (b0076m6c)
The 8.55 to Baghdad

Episode 3

Retracing the English crime writer's 1928 journey to Iraq, Andrew Eames recalls stopping off for a steam bath in Damascus.


WED 14:45 John Bayley - Iris (b007jzhg)
Episode 3

Novelist Iris Murdoch's husband reflects on married life and recalls their wedding day in 1956. Read by Oliver Ford Davies.


WED 15:00 Home Front - Omnibus (b060bxpl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 Puzzle Panel (b00xhck5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


WED 16:30 The Leopard in Autumn (b00cbm6c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


WED 17:00 Lenin of the Rovers (b007jpjn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 17:30 Sketchorama (b066wfny)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 18:00 Haunted (b01qrt4h)
Mists of Memory by Rosemary Timperley

Young cellist Janet meets a confused old man. He wonders if 'music is where I live'. And he seems familiar.

Series of stories of the Supernatural.

Rosemary Timperley's tale dramatised by Patricia Mays

Janet ..................... Helen Worth
The Old Man ..... John Bull
Mother................ Delia Peyton
Father .................. Douglas Blackwell

With Miranda Forbes, Steve Hodson and Alan Woodhouse.

Director: Derek Hoddinott

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in March 1982.


WED 18:30 With Nobbs On (b01jggl4)
The Fall and Reprise of Reggie Perrin

With Nobbs On sees David Nobbs, the comic genius behind Reggie Perrin, The Two Ronnies, Tommy Cooper, Frankie Howerd and Radio 4's The Maltby Collection, presenting a three-part series of entertaining, joke-laden, insider observations on his comedy career to a studio audience along with guest readings, archive material and unpredictable delights.

David Nobbs describes life after he creates one of the most memorable of British characters, Reginald Iolanthe Perrin and how Reggie keeps on rising.

Written and presented by David Nobbs
Featuring Martin Trenaman and Mia Soteriou

Produced by Andrew McGibbon
A Curtains For Radio Production for BBC Radio 4.


WED 19:00 The Navy Lark (b0081vx2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00d4184)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 Agatha Christie (b008xl0q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 The Boy who Bought a Field (b0076x9s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 Behind the Screen (b068b3j7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 21:15 Drama (b00776b3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


WED 22:00 Sketchorama (b066wfny)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 Will Smith's Midlife Crisis Management (b00glnb3)
Episode 5

Comedy series in which comedian Will Smith seeks help and advice - primarily from his godfather Peter - on coping with the onset of middle age.

To help Will become less cautious, Peter asks rock singer Alex to advise him. Will surprises Alex by revealing that he was once in a band himself.

Will ...... Will Smith
Peter ...... Roger Allam
Alex ...... Dan Tetsell
Dan ...... Roger Drew
Stripper ...... Manjeet Mann
Stag ...... Paul Rider.


WED 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b069b5x8)
The best in contemporary comedy. Tonight Jon Holmes is joined by Terry Alderton.


WED 23:00 Elis James's Pantheon of Heroes (b01pbxz2)
Series 2

Myths

The Red Dragon, Merlin, and Fireman Sam.

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

With Ben Partridge and Nadia Kamil.

Written by Elis James, Gareth Gwyn and Benjamin Partridge.

Producer: Sharif Shahwan

First broadcast on BBC Radio Wales in December 2012.


WED 23:30 Hut 33 (b01js406)
Series 3

Back to Your Post

Everything German's under suspicion in 1942, especially in Bletchley Park. When it's discovered Charles has German relatives, he' threatened with internment.

Will Archie help him, and can he avoid Minka's attention now she knows a true German is among them?

James Cary's sitcom set at Bletchley Park - the top-secret home of the Second World War codebreakers.

Professor Charles Gardner …. Robert Bathurst
Archie …. Tom Goodman-Hill
Gordon ...... Fergus Craig
3rd Lieutenant Joshua Fanshawe-Marshall …. Alex MacQueen
Minka …. Olivia Coleman
Mrs Best …. Lill Roughley

Producer: Adam Bromley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2009.



THURSDAY 03 SEPTEMBER 2015

THU 00:00 Haunted (b01qrt4h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 With Nobbs On (b01jggl4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 Agatha Christie (b008xl0q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 The Boy who Bought a Field (b0076x9s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 Bill Connor - Cassandra's Good Food Guide (b00vcqlg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:15 Journey Into Language (b00dkhnt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 Agatha Christie (b0076m6c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:45 John Bayley - Iris (b007jzhg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 Home Front - Omnibus (b060bxpl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 Puzzle Panel (b00xhck5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:30 The Leopard in Autumn (b00cbm6c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 Lenin of the Rovers (b007jpjn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 Sketchorama (b066wfny)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 Agatha Christie (b008z9nh)
Crooked House

Episode 3

Joy Wilkinson's adaptation of Agatha Christie's novel.

After the attempted murder of Josephine, Three Gables is still in a state of confusion. However, dramatic evidence is unearthed, and it seems that Brenda can no longer avoid her fate.

Charles ...... Rory Kinnear
Sophia ...... Anna Maxwell Martin
Taverner ...... Phil Davis
Josephine ...... Grianne Dromgoole
Aunt Edith ...... Judy Parfitt
Philip ...... Ben Crowe
Magda ...... Anna Chancellor
Roger ...... Simon Treves
Clemency ...... Rachel Sanders
Brenda ...... Margaret Cabourn-Smith
Gaitskill ...... Peter Marinker

Directed by Sam Hoyle.


THU 06:30 Women of the New Wave (b00r8hhz)
Singer Pauline black meets some of the women who were in the vanguard of punk and new wave music, and asks what their legacy is for today's female artists. Punk offered women the chance to get on stage and be themselves, free from the constraints of a previously male dominated music industry. Artists such as Siouxsie Sioux, Poly Styrene and Gaye Advert started their own bands and expressed themselves in ways that female musicians hadn't been allowed to previously. They refused to be judged on their looks and asserted the right to sing about subjects that interested them rather than about broken hearts and lost loves. As punk evolved into a wider musical spectrum that encompassed New Wave and Two Tone, bands such as The Selecter emerged through which singers such as Pauline Black tackled issues of racism and sexism in their lyrics. Thirty years on, she asks some of those groundbreaking women what they think they've achieved for women of their and subsequent generations.

Producer: Maggie Ayre.


THU 07:00 PG Wodehouse - The Inimitable Jeeves (b007vgg5)
Bingo and the Little Woman

Bertie Wooster turns into a romantic novelist (again) when Bingo Little falls in love (again).

PG Wodehouse romp starring Richard Briers and Michael Hordern.

Jeeves ...... Michael Hordern
Bertie Wooster ..... Richard Briers
Lord Bittlesham ..... Ronald Fraser
Bingo Little ..... Jonathan Cecil

Adapted by Chris Miller.

Producer: David Hatch

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1973.


THU 07:30 Meet David Sedaris (b066zvy9)
Series 5

Calypso; Follow Me

One of the world's best storytellers is back on BBC Radio 4 doing what he does best.

This week: the story of an unorthodox minor operation in Calypso, a reflection on selfie culture in Follow Me and a final extract from his diaries (5/6)

Produced by Steve Doherty
A Giddy Goat production for BBC Radio 4.


THU 08:00 Steptoe and Son (b00t4qmv)
Series 2

My Old Man's a Tory

Angry Albert disrupts Harold's Labour party meeting.

Starring Wilfrid Brambell as Albert and Harry H Corbett as Harold. With Dudley Foster as Stonelake and Beth Boyd as Miss Frobisher.

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 July 1967.


THU 08:30 The Marx Brothers' Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel (b007xvlm)
Series 1

Episode 3

Flywheel's assistant Ravelli gets kidnapped, but will the shady lawyer pay the ransom?

Recreation of the Marx Brothers' lost shows charting the adventures of shady lawyer Waldorf T Flywheel and his assistant, Emmanuel Ravelli. Originally broadcast with sponsors on America's NBC radio network in the 1930s. The scripts were rediscovered in 1988.

Groucho Marx as Waldorf T Flywheel ...... Michael Roberts
Chico Marx as Emmanuel Ravellias ...... Frank Lazarus

With Lorelei King and Graham Hoadly.

Written by Nat Perrin and Athur Sheekman. Adapted by Mark Brisenden.

Music arranged and conducted by David Firman.

Producer: Dirk Maggs

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1990.


THU 09:00 Guess What? (b068bf83)
Episode 10

Animal, vegetable or mineral?

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

Regular Geoffrey Durham is joined by Clare Frances and Chris Serle.

Written by Michael Dines.

Producer: Andy Aliffe

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1998.


THU 09:30 After Henry (b007qw7k)
Series 4

A Fully Extended Family

"Mother's mind is so devious. She can build up huge edifices of fantasy from the smallest hint".

Clare returns from Australia, but where is Julian? Sarah delves and Eleanor spins.

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

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

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

Producer: Pete Atkin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1989.


THU 10:00 Home Front - Omnibus (b0612rj1)
6-10 July 1915

Omnibus edition of Home Front. Soldiers home on leave find home so different to the one they thought they were fighting for.

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


THU 11:00 Behind the Screen (b068bg2c)
In the Aspidistra, by Anthony Berkeley

Inspector Rice probes Paul Dudden's death. Julian Rhind-Tutt reads the next instalment of the 1930s 'whodunit' continued by Anthony Berkeley.

Behind The Screen is a collaborative detective serial written by six members of the Detection Club. It was first broadcast weekly on the BBC National Programme in 1930, with each contributor reading his or her own part of the story.

The six authors were Hugh Walpole, Agatha Christie, Dorothy L Sayers, Anthony Berkeley, EC Bentley and Father Ronald Knox.

To reflect the changes of storyteller, we have a different reader for each part of this new version:

When first broadcast, some listeners were puzzled by the method employed in planning a collaborative detective story. If the whole thing were indeed to be written like a game of consequences, with each new writer picking up where the last one left off, how could any consistency be achieved, and how could a satisfactory plot be managed and concluded?

Lord Peter Wimsey creator, Dorothy L Sayers, who co-ordinated the different contributions, explained the process: "The first three authors carried the story along according to their own several fancies; while the last three used their wits, in consultation, to unravel the clues presented to them by the first three."

Abridged by John Peacock
Producer David Blount
Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by Pier Productions.


THU 11:15 Drama (b00w7cwy)
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

An Exceptionally Wicked Lady

Written and dramatised by Alexander McCall Smith

The first of two plays adapted from Alexander McCall Smith's enormously successful and popular series set in Botswana.

Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi face an old adversary while a letter from America sets the agency a seemingly impossible task.

Director: Gaynor Macfarlane.


THU 12:00 Steptoe and Son (b00t4qmv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 The Marx Brothers' Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel (b007xvlm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 Agatha Christie (b008z9nh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 Women of the New Wave (b00r8hhz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 BBC National Short Story Award (b01m9dyt)
BBC National Short Story Award 2006

An Anxious Man

By James Lasdun. 4 Extra Debut. John Schwab reads the winning entry from over 1400 submissions in 2006's launch. The struggles of a man with financial worries.


THU 14:30 Agatha Christie (b0076m6z)
The 8.55 to Baghdad

Episode 4

Retracing the English crime writer's 1928 journey, Andrew Eames's coach party arrives in Baghdad on the eve of war, but the welcome from the locals is friendly.


THU 14:45 John Bayley - Iris (b007jzjq)
Episode 4

Iris Murdoch's husband remembers the eerie, early signs of Alzheimer's shown by his novelist wife. Read by Oliver Ford Davies.


THU 15:00 Home Front - Omnibus (b0612rj1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 Guess What? (b068bf83)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


THU 16:30 After Henry (b007qw7k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


THU 17:00 PG Wodehouse - The Inimitable Jeeves (b007vgg5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 17:30 Meet David Sedaris (b066zvy9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 18:00 Haunted (b01qrtnf)
Channel Crossing by Rosemary Timperley

Can a family holiday overcome all the issues that divide a bickering family?

Rosemary Timperley's chilling story dramatised by Patricia Mays.

Haunted is a series of tales of the supernatural.

Edward …. Peter Sallis
Jack …. Nicholas Lyndhurst
Frances …. Patsy Rowlands
Gregory …. Gregory de Polnay
Annabelle …. Sonia Fraser

Director: Derek Hoddinott

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in July 1984.


THU 18:30 Great Lives (b0076r5h)
Series 7

Genghis Khan

American commentator Joe Queenan chooses the Mongol leader Genghis Khan. With Francine Stock. From April 2005.


THU 19:00 Steptoe and Son (b00t4qmv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 The Marx Brothers' Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel (b007xvlm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 Agatha Christie (b008z9nh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 Women of the New Wave (b00r8hhz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 Behind the Screen (b068bg2c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


THU 21:15 Drama (b00w7cwy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


THU 22:00 Meet David Sedaris (b066zvy9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 I've Never Seen Star Wars (b015p8sr)
Series 4

Sarah Millican

Marcus Brigstocke invites comic Sarah Millican to eat Chinese food with chopsticks and read The Joy of Sex.

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

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

Producer: Bill Dare

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2011.


THU 23:00 Old Harry's Game (b008qsz5)
Series 1

Hero Worship

When Satan argues with the professor, he's introduced to one of his heroes, Leonardo da Vinci :

"The Renaissance. What a waste of time that was! I never got a penny for my helicopter."

Andy Hamilton's comedy series set in Hell.

Satan ...... Andy Hamilton
The Professor ...... James Grout
Thomas ...... Jimmy Mulville
Gary, The Demon ...... Steven O'Donnell

Other characters played by Philip Pope and Michael Fenton Stevens.

Producer Paul Mayhew-Archer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1995.


THU 23:30 Sounding Off with McGough (b007jlwb)
1. Munich and Clichés

Roger McGough looks at life, love, happiness, heroes, villains and embarrassing relations.

Poetic reflections on the business of poetry, to the accompaniment of long-time musical collaborator Andy Roberts.

Recorded in Bath.

Producer: Sara Davies

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2010.


THU 23:45 The Shuttleworths (b007k1n2)
Series 1

Cotton Buddies

Sheffield singer John Shuttleworth plans a chart-topping hit and attempts some DIY. Stars Graham Fellows. From October 1993.



FRIDAY 04 SEPTEMBER 2015

FRI 00:00 Haunted (b01qrtnf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 Great Lives (b0076r5h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 Agatha Christie (b008z9nh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 Women of the New Wave (b00r8hhz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 BBC National Short Story Award (b01m9dyt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 Agatha Christie (b0076m6z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:45 John Bayley - Iris (b007jzjq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 Home Front - Omnibus (b0612rj1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 Guess What? (b068bf83)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:30 After Henry (b007qw7k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 PG Wodehouse - The Inimitable Jeeves (b007vgg5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 Meet David Sedaris (b066zvy9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 Agatha Christie (b0090sch)
Crooked House

Episode 4

Joy Wilkinson's adaptation of Agatha Christie's novel.

Another murder has struck Three Gables, which means the case against Brenda and Laurence falls apart. The killer is still at large, and Josephine is still in danger.

Charles ...... Rory Kinnear
Sophia ...... Anna Maxwell Martin
Taverner ...... Phil Davis
Josephine ...... Grianne Dromgoole
Aunt Edith ...... Judy Parfitt
Philip ...... Ben Crowe
Magda ...... Anna Chancellor
Roger ...... Simon Treves
Clemency ...... Rachel Sanders

Directed by Sam Hoyle.


FRI 06:30 The Carabinieri Art Squad (b00sm8tn)
Writer and historian Alex Butterworth travels to Rome to meet the Carabinieri squad in charge of protecting Italy's priceless cultural heritage.

A helicopter circles overhead while Italian police officers and archaeologists peer into a 30-foot deep hole made in a field outside Rome. The land may look like ordinary farmland, but beneath the ground there are in fact Etruscan tombs full of treasures. The hole has been made by a group of "tombaroli"- tomb raiders who come in the night to smash open hidden tombs, and grab the artefacts inside. They sell them on to dealers, who in some cases offer them to museums for a massive price.

The police officers in attendance are a members of a special branch of the Italian Carabinieri (the military police) which was set up to try to deal with the problem of stolen art in the country. The unit, known as the Department for the Protection of Cultural Heritage (Comando Carabinieri Tutela Patrimonio Culturale in Italian) has its main headquarters in Rome and branches throughout the country. Its job is to try to stop the looting of Italy's cultural treasures- from artefacts in excavations to paintings and statues in country churches.

To try to stop the trafficking, carabinieri officers carry out regular patrols on archaeological sites, They also check items of from auction houses and exhibitions against their vast database of stolen goods. Other officers carry out checks on more contemporary artworks to make sure that they're not forged. Since the unit began in 1969, the success rate has been high, with thousands of artworks recovered.

Alex Butterworth is in Rome to watch the work of the Carabinieri TPC at first hand. He follows the archaeological section on patrol and sees how the huge database is used to recover stolen works which are sometimes changed beyond almost all recognition by the thieves to avoid detection. For example, one vast painting was stolen and then cut into several pieces and sold as separate items.

While watching the officers at work, Alex explores the changing nature of cultural protection and asks what Italy's determination to find its treasures says about the mood of the country.

Producer Emma Kingsley.


FRI 07:00 Bookcases (b00srvks)
Series 1

Bronte Country

London 1853: The orderly life of religious publishers, Spavin and Spavin, is set to transformed by an actress and her son.

Cordelia is setting her sights on one of the partners, while her son Primus fancies taking over the firm, starting with hopes of 'acquiring' Charlotte Bronte...

Series 1 of Martyn Wade's Victorian era comedy stars Michael Cochrane and Maggie Steed.

Primus …. Michael Cochrane
Cordelia …. Maggie Steed
Gerald …. David Horovitch
Edith …. Elizabeth Spriggs
The Reverend Bronte …. Geoffrey Whitehead
Charlotte …. Sarah Jane Holm
Mrs Gaskell/Emily Bronte …. Frances Jeater
Equity …. David Antrobus

Director: Cherry Cookson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1998.


FRI 07:30 Wordaholics (b01dtkjd)
Series 1

Episode 6

Gyles Brandreth hosts the comedy panel show in which guests are challenged to display their knowledge of words and language.

On the panel: Richard Herring, Jenny Eclair, Alex Horne and Natalie Haynes.

Letter of the week is that cheeky 5th letter of the alphabet - F.

The panellists reveal their favourite words, invent new phobias and try to guess the meaning of some words no longer in our common parlance, taken from a glossary of provincial words from Herefordshire in 1839...words such as cockshut, taplash, pulfin and giglet.

Writers: James Kettle and Jon Hunter.

Producer: Claire Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2012.


FRI 08:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jnbl)
Series 5

The Scandal Magazine

The lad takes action over scandal rag Blabbermouth's scurrilous claims of him cavorting with Mabel Biggs the cigarette girl.

Stars Tony Hancock.

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

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music written by Wally Stott.

Producer: Tom Ronald

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in January 1958.


FRI 08:30 The Goon Show (b007qzrx)
Series 5

The Case of the Missing Heir

As a Dimberger, Neddie Seagoon sets out to dethrone a Heidelberger...

Groundbreaking, surreal BBC radio comedy written by Spike Milligan.

Starring:

Peter Sellers
Harry Secombe
Spike Milligan

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

With the Ray Ellington Quartet and Max Geldray.

Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott.

Announcer: Wallace Greenslade

Producer: Peter Eton

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in January 1955.


FRI 09:00 The 99p Challenge (b00p6c86)
Series 3

Episode 2

Crazy panel show capers as host Sue Perkins grills Simon Pegg, Armando Iannucci, Peter Baynham and David Quantick.

The game where someone stands to leave the studio 99p richer than when they came in.

Written by Kevin Cecil and Andy Riley.

Producer: David Tyler

A Pozzitive production first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2001.


FRI 09:30 The Adventures of John and Tony (b007k11n)
A Tale of Two Tenting

The two friends head off on a surreal camping trip, with Herman Hessian - a dog made out of an old potato sack.

The first of four comic journeys written by John Hegley in which John and his best mate Tony search for happiness, love, the meaning of life ... and glasses.

Starring John Hegley, Simon Munnery, Terry Malloy, Sunny Ormonde and John Korne.

Original music by Nigel Piper.

Director: Anne Edyvean

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1999.


FRI 10:00 Home Front - Omnibus (b061tsyr)
13-17 July 1915

In the final omnibus edition of Season 4, a wartime celebrity makes an unexpected visit to Folkestone.

Written by Richard Monks
Story-led by Sebastian Baczkiewicz
Consultant Historian: Professor Maggie Andrews
Music: Matthew Strachan
Sound: Martha Littlehailes
Directed by Lucy Collingwood
Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.


FRI 11:00 Behind the Screen (b068grrt)
Amy Intervenes, by EC Bentley

Inspector Rice probes Paul Dudden's death. Gunnar Cauthery reads the next instalment of the 1930s 'whodunit' continued by EC Bentley.

Behind The Screen is a collaborative detective serial written by six members of the Detection Club. It was first broadcast weekly on the BBC National Programme in 1930, with each contributor reading his or her own part of the story.

The six authors were Hugh Walpole, Agatha Christie, Dorothy L Sayers, Anthony Berkeley, EC Bentley and Father Ronald Knox.

To reflect the changes of storyteller, we have a different reader for each part of this new version:

When first broadcast, some listeners were puzzled by the method employed in planning a collaborative detective story. If the whole thing were indeed to be written like a game of consequences, with each new writer picking up where the last one left off, how could any consistency be achieved, and how could a satisfactory plot be managed and concluded?

Lord Peter Wimsey creator, Dorothy L Sayers, who co-ordinated the different contributions, explained the process: "The first three authors carried the story along according to their own several fancies; while the last three used their wits, in consultation, to unravel the clues presented to them by the first three."

Abridged by John Peacock
Producer David Blount
Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by Pier Productions.


FRI 11:15 Drama (b00w7f87)
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

Canoeing for Ladies

written and dramatised by Alexander McCall Smith

The second of two plays adapted from Alexander McCall Smith's enormously successful and popular series set in Botswana.

Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi have to face the dangers of crocodiles, hippos and a tiny canoe as their case takes them to the Okovango Delta to trace a safari guide. There is also the problem of Phuti's aunt to solve, as well as the necessity of confronting their old adversary, Violet Sepotho.

Director: Gaynor Macfarlane.


FRI 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jnbl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 The Goon Show (b007qzrx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 Agatha Christie (b0090sch)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 The Carabinieri Art Squad (b00sm8tn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 BBC National Short Story Award (b00776s7)
BBC National Short Story Award 2007

The Orphan and the Mob

By Julian Gough. 4 Extra Debut. The comic tale of an orphan desperately needing to go to the toilet. Conor Lovett reads 2007's winning entry.


FRI 14:30 Agatha Christie (b0076m7h)
The 8.55 to Baghdad

Episode 5

Retracing the English crime writer's 1928 journey, Andrew Eames visits the ancient city of Ur, where Agatha met her future husband, archaeologist Max Mallowan.


FRI 14:45 John Bayley - Iris (b007jzl1)
Episode 5

Iris Murdoch's husband reflects on his wife's inner world after the onset of Alzheimer's disease. Read by Oliver Ford Davies.


FRI 15:00 Home Front - Omnibus (b061tsyr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 The 99p Challenge (b00p6c86)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


FRI 16:30 The Adventures of John and Tony (b007k11n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


FRI 17:00 Bookcases (b00srvks)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 17:30 Wordaholics (b01dtkjd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 18:00 Haunted (b01qrljn)
Esmeralda by John Keir Cross

Felix might finally be free of his wife, but who is the mysterious woman claiming to be his daughter?

A series of stories of the supernatural.

John Keir Cross's tale dramatised by Patricia Mays.

Mr Broome ...... George Baker
Esmeralda ...... Kim Braden

With
Pauline Letts
Katherine Parr
David Gooderson
Crawford Logan

Director: Derek Hoddinott

First broadcast on BBC World Service in February 1982.


FRI 18:30 Soul Music (b0075zdm)
Series 1

Abide with Me

An exploration of why Henry F Lyte's words and William H Monk's tune have so much significance for the people of Malawi, a railway chaplain, a miner's daughter and a vicar in India.

Series about music that makes the hairs stand up on the back of our necks.

Producer: Rosie Boulton

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2000.


FRI 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jnbl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 The Goon Show (b007qzrx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 Agatha Christie (b0090sch)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 The Carabinieri Art Squad (b00sm8tn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Behind the Screen (b068grrt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 21:15 Drama (b00w7f87)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


FRI 22:00 Angelos Epithemiou's Big Issue (b01qfr6j)
The burger van owner from BBC2's Shooting Stars examines the state of the environment. Stars Renton Skinner. From July 2010.


FRI 22:30 BBC New Comedy Awards (b068gwh8)
2015

Heat one

Made for 4 Extra. First heat in comedy's prestigious new talent competition presents some of the best new comedians and comes from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.


FRI 23:30 Lee and Herring's Fist of Fun (b0080qgm)
Lancaster

Sexually transmitted diseases, Simon Bates and chef tips.

Recorded at Lancaster University.

With Peter Baynham, Rebecca Front and Jo Unwin.

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

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

Cult BBC Radio 1 series first broadcast in October 1993.




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 (b011d7g1)

2000 Years of Radio 23:45 SUN (b00769lz)

28 Acts in 28 Minutes 22:30 MON (b0076zsq)

4 Extra Stands Up with Fred MacAulay 22:05 SAT (b067wz5t)

After Henry 09:30 THU (b007qw7k)

After Henry 16:30 THU (b007qw7k)

After Henry 04:30 FRI (b007qw7k)

Agatha Christie 14:30 MON (b0076m5j)

Agatha Christie 02:30 TUE (b0076m5j)

Agatha Christie 06:00 TUE (b008w5wm)

Agatha Christie 13:00 TUE (b008w5wm)

Agatha Christie 14:30 TUE (b03hngqk)

Agatha Christie 20:00 TUE (b008w5wm)

Agatha Christie 01:00 WED (b008w5wm)

Agatha Christie 02:30 WED (b03hngqk)

Agatha Christie 06:00 WED (b008xl0q)

Agatha Christie 13:00 WED (b008xl0q)

Agatha Christie 14:30 WED (b0076m6c)

Agatha Christie 20:00 WED (b008xl0q)

Agatha Christie 01:00 THU (b008xl0q)

Agatha Christie 02:30 THU (b0076m6c)

Agatha Christie 06:00 THU (b008z9nh)

Agatha Christie 13:00 THU (b008z9nh)

Agatha Christie 14:30 THU (b0076m6z)

Agatha Christie 20:00 THU (b008z9nh)

Agatha Christie 01:00 FRI (b008z9nh)

Agatha Christie 02:30 FRI (b0076m6z)

Agatha Christie 06:00 FRI (b0090sch)

Agatha Christie 13:00 FRI (b0090sch)

Agatha Christie 14:30 FRI (b0076m7h)

Agatha Christie 20:00 FRI (b0090sch)

Angelos Epithemiou's Big Issue 22:00 FRI (b01qfr6j)

Archive on 4 08:00 SAT (b00l953t)

Archive on 4 15:00 SAT (b00l953t)

Archive on 4 03:00 SUN (b00l953t)

Atomic Tales 18:30 SAT (b007qw7l)

Atomic Tales 00:30 SUN (b007qw7l)

BBC National Short Story Award 14:00 THU (b01m9dyt)

BBC National Short Story Award 02:00 FRI (b01m9dyt)

BBC National Short Story Award 14:00 FRI (b00776s7)

BBC New Comedy Awards 22:30 FRI (b068gwh8)

Behind the Screen 11:00 MON (b0685jg0)

Behind the Screen 21:00 MON (b0685jg0)

Behind the Screen 11:00 TUE (b06874ny)

Behind the Screen 21:00 TUE (b06874ny)

Behind the Screen 11:00 WED (b068b3j7)

Behind the Screen 21:00 WED (b068b3j7)

Behind the Screen 11:00 THU (b068bg2c)

Behind the Screen 21:00 THU (b068bg2c)

Behind the Screen 11:00 FRI (b068grrt)

Behind the Screen 21:00 FRI (b068grrt)

Bigipedia 22:30 TUE (b012ff7w)

Bill Connor - Cassandra's Good Food Guide 14:00 MON (b00vcpbm)

Bill Connor - Cassandra's Good Food Guide 02:00 TUE (b00vcpbm)

Bill Connor - Cassandra's Good Food Guide 14:00 TUE (b00vcptg)

Bill Connor - Cassandra's Good Food Guide 02:00 WED (b00vcptg)

Bill Connor - Cassandra's Good Food Guide 14:00 WED (b00vcqlg)

Bill Connor - Cassandra's Good Food Guide 02:00 THU (b00vcqlg)

Boogie Up the River 04:30 SAT (b007jzcw)

Bookcases 07:00 FRI (b00srvks)

Bookcases 17:00 FRI (b00srvks)

Chain Reaction 23:30 SAT (b00tdx5w)

Close Up: Agatha Christie 06:30 MON (b06850m3)

Close Up: Agatha Christie 13:30 MON (b06850m3)

Close Up: Agatha Christie 20:30 MON (b06850m3)

Close Up: Agatha Christie 01:30 TUE (b06850m3)

Colin Douglas - The Gap Omnibus 06:00 SUN (b06816w0)

Colin Douglas - The Gap Omnibus 13:00 SUN (b06816w0)

Colin Douglas - The Gap Omnibus 01:00 MON (b06816w0)

Comedy Controller 09:00 SAT (b007jw11)

Comedy Controller 19:00 SAT (b007jw11)

Craig Brown's Lost Diaries 23:30 MON (b00vcms4)

Dad's Army 12:00 SAT (b007jnqc)

Dad's Army 08:00 MON (b007jntl)

Dad's Army 12:00 MON (b007jntl)

Dad's Army 19:00 MON (b007jntl)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 11:50 SUN (b00l6g8s)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 19:50 SUN (b00l6g8s)

Dead Ringers 23:00 MON (b06707kg)

Dead Ringers 09:00 TUE (b06707kg)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:15 SUN (b06822yh)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:15 SUN (b06822yh)

Diana Souhami - Coconut Chaos 02:45 SAT (b00xn8r0)

Dick Francis 01:00 SAT (b011qm8r)

Drama 11:15 MON (b00rtgrj)

Drama 21:15 MON (b00rtgrj)

Drama 11:15 WED (b00776b3)

Drama 21:15 WED (b00776b3)

Drama 11:15 THU (b00w7cwy)

Drama 21:15 THU (b00w7cwy)

Drama 11:15 FRI (b00w7f87)

Drama 21:15 FRI (b00w7f87)

Ed Reardon's Week 07:30 SUN (b00f6p8q)

Ed Reardon's Week 17:30 SUN (b00f6p8q)

Ed Reardon's Week 22:00 SUN (b00f6p8q)

Ed Reardon's Week 05:30 MON (b00f6p8q)

Elis James's Pantheon of Heroes 23:00 WED (b01pbxz2)

Grant Eustace - Absolute Discretion 06:00 SAT (b067wz55)

Grant Eustace - Absolute Discretion 16:00 SAT (b067wz55)

Grant Eustace - Absolute Discretion 04:00 SUN (b067wz55)

Great Lives 18:30 THU (b0076r5h)

Great Lives 00:30 FRI (b0076r5h)

Guess What? 09:00 THU (b068bf83)

Guess What? 16:00 THU (b068bf83)

Guess What? 04:00 FRI (b068bf83)

HR 07:00 TUE (b00tppbm)

HR 17:00 TUE (b00tppbm)

HR 05:00 WED (b00tppbm)

Hamish and Dougal: You'll Have Had Your Tea 23:30 SUN (b007706g)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:00 FRI (b007jnbl)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:00 FRI (b007jnbl)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:00 FRI (b007jnbl)

Haunted 00:00 SAT (b01qlg49)

Haunted 18:00 MON (b01qr0l9)

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Hello Cheeky 08:30 TUE (b012n3rx)

Hello Cheeky 12:30 TUE (b012n3rx)

Hello Cheeky 19:30 TUE (b012n3rx)

Hercule Poirot 06:00 MON (b0684x8t)

Hercule Poirot 13:00 MON (b0684x8t)

Hercule Poirot 20:00 MON (b0684x8t)

Hercule Poirot 01:00 TUE (b0684x8t)

Home Front - Omnibus 03:00 SAT (b05xqg4p)

Home Front - Omnibus 10:00 MON (b05y18q1)

Home Front - Omnibus 15:00 MON (b05y18q1)

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Home Front - Omnibus 10:00 TUE (b05zlltv)

Home Front - Omnibus 15:00 TUE (b05zlltv)

Home Front - Omnibus 03:00 WED (b05zlltv)

Home Front - Omnibus 10:00 WED (b060bxpl)

Home Front - Omnibus 15:00 WED (b060bxpl)

Home Front - Omnibus 03:00 THU (b060bxpl)

Home Front - Omnibus 10:00 THU (b0612rj1)

Home Front - Omnibus 15:00 THU (b0612rj1)

Home Front - Omnibus 03:00 FRI (b0612rj1)

Home Front - Omnibus 10:00 FRI (b061tsyr)

Home Front - Omnibus 15:00 FRI (b061tsyr)

Hut 33 23:30 WED (b01js406)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 08:30 WED (b00d4184)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 12:30 WED (b00d4184)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 19:30 WED (b00d4184)

I've Never Seen Star Wars 22:30 THU (b015p8sr)

In Drovers' Boots 07:15 SUN (b0681px0)

In Drovers' Boots 14:15 SUN (b0681px0)

In Drovers' Boots 02:15 MON (b0681px0)

In the Psychiatrist's Chair 14:15 SAT (b0075nkn)

In the Psychiatrist's Chair 02:15 SUN (b0075nkn)

Inheritance Tracks 14:10 SAT (b067wz5f)

Inheritance Tracks 02:10 SUN (b067wz5f)

Inheritance Tracks 10:10 SUN (b06822nn)

Inheritance Tracks 21:10 SUN (b06822nn)

Iris Murdoch - A Severed Head (Omnibus) 13:00 SAT (b067wz5c)

Iris Murdoch - A Severed Head (Omnibus) 01:00 SUN (b067wz5c)

It's My Story 01:30 SAT (b00scvqh)

Ivor Cutler - Cutler the Lax 23:10 SAT (b03zx9pg)

Ivor Cutler - Cutler the Lax 22:35 SUN (b040hrx4)

John Bayley - Iris 14:45 MON (b007jzdx)

John Bayley - Iris 02:45 TUE (b007jzdx)

John Bayley - Iris 14:45 TUE (b007jzg6)

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John Bayley - Iris 14:45 WED (b007jzhg)

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John Bayley - Iris 14:45 THU (b007jzjq)

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John Bayley - Iris 14:45 FRI (b007jzl1)

Journey Into Language 14:15 MON (b00dk3vs)

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Journey Into Language 14:15 TUE (b00dk921)

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Journey Into Language 14:15 WED (b00dkhnt)

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Katherine Mansfield - Sun and Moon 15:45 SUN (b0682gsj)

Katherine Mansfield - Sun and Moon 03:45 MON (b0682gsj)

King Street Junior 09:30 MON (b00tqh4b)

King Street Junior 16:30 MON (b00tqh4b)

King Street Junior 04:30 TUE (b00tqh4b)

Lee and Herring's Fist of Fun 23:30 FRI (b0080qgm)

Lenin of the Rovers 07:00 WED (b007jpjn)

Lenin of the Rovers 17:00 WED (b007jpjn)

Lenin of the Rovers 05:00 THU (b007jpjn)

Leonard Rossiter - In a Nutshell 14:55 SAT (b00sj9r3)

Leonard Rossiter - In a Nutshell 02:55 SUN (b00sj9r3)

Lines From My Grandfather's Forehead 08:00 SUN (b00glrvd)

Lines From My Grandfather's Forehead 12:00 SUN (b00glrvd)

Living Books 06:30 TUE (b00r9yd8)

Living Books 13:30 TUE (b00r9yd8)

Living Books 20:30 TUE (b00r9yd8)

Living Books 01:30 WED (b00r9yd8)

Mark Steel's in Town 22:55 SUN (b018gpdn)

Marriage Lines 08:30 MON (b06859bf)

Marriage Lines 12:30 MON (b06859bf)

Marriage Lines 19:30 MON (b06859bf)

Meet David Sedaris 07:30 THU (b066zvy9)

Meet David Sedaris 17:30 THU (b066zvy9)

Meet David Sedaris 22:00 THU (b066zvy9)

Meet David Sedaris 05:30 FRI (b066zvy9)

Michael Bentine - The Reluctant Jester 07:30 SAT (b01r9t6w)

Michael Bentine - The Reluctant Jester 17:30 SAT (b01r9t6w)

Michael Bentine - The Reluctant Jester 05:30 SUN (b01r9t6w)

Michael Peppiatt - Francis Bacon in Your Blood: Omnibus 09:00 SUN (b06822jr)

Michael Peppiatt - Francis Bacon in Your Blood: Omnibus 20:00 SUN (b06822jr)

Mitch Benn Specials 07:30 TUE (b066w57q)

Mitch Benn Specials 17:30 TUE (b066w57q)

Mitch Benn Specials 22:00 TUE (b066w57q)

Mitch Benn Specials 05:30 WED (b066w57q)

Old Harry's Game 23:00 THU (b008qsz5)

PG Wodehouse - The Inimitable Jeeves 07:00 THU (b007vgg5)

PG Wodehouse - The Inimitable Jeeves 17:00 THU (b007vgg5)

PG Wodehouse - The Inimitable Jeeves 05:00 FRI (b007vgg5)

Paradise Lost in Space 18:00 SAT (b007jnx2)

Paradise Lost in Space 00:00 SUN (b007jnx2)

Puzzle Panel 09:00 WED (b00xhck5)

Puzzle Panel 16:00 WED (b00xhck5)

Puzzle Panel 04:00 THU (b00xhck5)

Radio 9 23:30 TUE (b0421tlp)

Rent 05:00 SAT (b0675byd)

Ronnie Smith - The Flight of Eric Strapp 16:00 SUN (b00753x0)

Ronnie Smith - The Flight of Eric Strapp 04:00 MON (b00753x0)

Round the Horne 08:00 TUE (b007k2gd)

Round the Horne 12:00 TUE (b007k2gd)

Round the Horne 19:00 TUE (b007k2gd)

Rubbish 23:00 TUE (b008drpg)

Sarah Daniels - Cross My Heart and Hope to Fly 11:15 TUE (b00766x0)

Sarah Daniels - Cross My Heart and Hope to Fly 21:15 TUE (b00766x0)

Simon Mawer - Tightrope 14:30 SUN (b06823hw)

Simon Mawer - Tightrope 02:30 MON (b06823hw)

Sketchorama 07:30 WED (b066wfny)

Sketchorama 17:30 WED (b066wfny)

Sketchorama 22:00 WED (b066wfny)

Sketchorama 05:30 THU (b066wfny)

Soul Music 00:30 SAT (b0075z8x)

Soul Music 18:30 FRI (b0075zdm)

Sounding Off with McGough 23:30 THU (b007jlwb)

Steptoe and Son 08:00 THU (b00t4qmv)

Steptoe and Son 12:00 THU (b00t4qmv)

Steptoe and Son 19:00 THU (b00t4qmv)

Such Rotten Luck 09:30 TUE (b0686zvc)

Such Rotten Luck 16:30 TUE (b0686zvc)

Such Rotten Luck 04:30 WED (b0686zvc)

TED Radio Hour 11:00 SUN (b068233b)

TED Radio Hour 19:00 SUN (b068233b)

Tarka the Otter by Henry Williamson 02:00 SAT (b007jvch)

Technicolour 02:15 SAT (b01q97lj)

The 99p Challenge 04:00 SAT (b007jx6w)

The 99p Challenge 09:00 FRI (b00p6c86)

The 99p Challenge 16:00 FRI (b00p6c86)

The Adventures of John and Tony 09:30 FRI (b007k11n)

The Adventures of John and Tony 16:30 FRI (b007k11n)

The Boy who Bought a Field 06:30 WED (b0076x9s)

The Boy who Bought a Field 13:30 WED (b0076x9s)

The Boy who Bought a Field 20:30 WED (b0076x9s)

The Boy who Bought a Field 01:30 THU (b0076x9s)

The Carabinieri Art Squad 06:30 FRI (b00sm8tn)

The Carabinieri Art Squad 13:30 FRI (b00sm8tn)

The Carabinieri Art Squad 20:30 FRI (b00sm8tn)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 MON (b069b5x4)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 TUE (b069b5x6)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 WED (b069b5x8)

The Comedy Club at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 22:00 SAT (b067wz5m)

The Comedy Club at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 23:05 SAT (b067wz5w)

The Comedy Club at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 23:25 SAT (b067wz60)

The Comedy Club at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 22:30 SUN (b0682h68)

The Comedy Club at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 22:50 SUN (b0684qlb)

The Comedy Club at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 23:25 SUN (b0684qld)

The Darker Side of the Border 18:30 SUN (b00cft28)

The Darker Side of the Border 00:30 MON (b00cft28)

The Goon Show 08:30 FRI (b007qzrx)

The Goon Show 12:30 FRI (b007qzrx)

The Goon Show 19:30 FRI (b007qzrx)

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving 18:00 SUN (b007wvk4)

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving 00:00 MON (b007wvk4)

The Leopard in Autumn 09:30 WED (b00cbm6c)

The Leopard in Autumn 16:30 WED (b00cbm6c)

The Leopard in Autumn 04:30 THU (b00cbm6c)

The Marx Brothers' Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel 08:30 THU (b007xvlm)

The Marx Brothers' Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel 12:30 THU (b007xvlm)

The Marx Brothers' Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel 19:30 THU (b007xvlm)

The Navy Lark 12:30 SAT (b0081k4q)

The Navy Lark 08:00 WED (b0081vx2)

The Navy Lark 12:00 WED (b0081vx2)

The Navy Lark 19:00 WED (b0081vx2)

The Right Time 07:00 MON (b009z658)

The Right Time 17:00 MON (b009z658)

The Right Time 05:00 TUE (b009z658)

The Shuttleworths 23:45 THU (b007k1n2)

The Unbelievable Truth 07:30 MON (b066vcn6)

The Unbelievable Truth 17:30 MON (b066vcn6)

The Unbelievable Truth 22:00 MON (b066vcn6)

The Unbelievable Truth 05:30 TUE (b066vcn6)

The Write Stuff 09:00 MON (b00775wp)

The Write Stuff 16:00 MON (b00775wp)

The Write Stuff 04:00 TUE (b00775wp)

Whack-O! 08:30 SUN (b068223l)

Whack-O! 12:30 SUN (b068223l)

Whose Line Is It Anyway? 16:00 TUE (b008kty5)

Whose Line Is It Anyway? 04:00 WED (b008kty5)

Will Smith's Midlife Crisis Management 22:30 WED (b00glnb3)

With Nobbs On 18:30 MON (b01j0zzj)

With Nobbs On 00:30 TUE (b01j0zzj)

With Nobbs On 18:30 TUE (b01j5fw8)

With Nobbs On 00:30 WED (b01j5fw8)

With Nobbs On 18:30 WED (b01jggl4)

With Nobbs On 00:30 THU (b01jggl4)

Women of the New Wave 06:30 THU (b00r8hhz)

Women of the New Wave 13:30 THU (b00r8hhz)

Women of the New Wave 20:30 THU (b00r8hhz)

Women of the New Wave 01:30 FRI (b00r8hhz)

Wordaholics 05:30 SAT (b01dhhps)

Wordaholics 07:30 FRI (b01dtkjd)

Wordaholics 17:30 FRI (b01dtkjd)