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SATURDAY 26 SEPTEMBER 2015

SAT 00:00 James Follett - Earthsearch (b00cfzsp)
Earthsearch I

10. Earthfall

Despite the difficulties put in their way by the two guardian 'Angels', the crew of the Challenger have found Paradise.

It's an earth-like planet originally discovered by the second-generation crew. However, the 'Angels' are by no means beaten...

Starring Sean Arnold.

Conclusion of James Follett's ten-part adventure serial in time and space.

Commander Telson .... Sean Arnold
Sharna .... Amanda Murray
Astra .... Kathryn Hurlbutt
Darv .... Haydn Wood
Angel One .... Sonia Fraser
Angel Two .... Gordon Reid

Director: Glyn Dearman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1981.


SAT 00:30 Soul Music (b0075zyd)
Series 1

Beethoven's Ode to Joy

John Suchet, Hans Rhieburg and Susan Greenfield reflect on the impact of Beethoven's last symphony 'Ode to Joy'.

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

Producer: Sara Conkey

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2000.


SAT 01:00 VI Warshawski (b007jl4z)
Bitter Medicine

1. Friendship

Private eye V.I. Warshawski suspects all is not well at a hospital after the death of a young girl who was pregnant.

Sara Paretsky's thriller stars Sharon Gless.

V.I. Warshawski is Sara Paretsky’s tough, smart and likeable female private investigator.

Dramatised in six parts by Michelene Wandor.

V.I. Warshawski …. Sharon Gless
Fabiano …. Robert Harper
Bobby Mallory …. Bill Hootkins
Alan Humphries …. Chris Scott
Malcolm Tregiere …. Colin McFarlane
Lottie Herschel …. Eleanor Bron
Carol …. Joanna Monro
Mrs Alvarado …. Shirley Dixon
Consuela …. Teresa Gallagher
Peter Burgoyne …. William Dufris

Producer: Janet Whitaker

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1996.


SAT 01:30 Secrets of Stonehenge (b00850mr)
Francis Pryor reports on a vast archaeological project in Wiltshire, where a team led by Prof Mike Parker Pearson challenged existing theories about the Neolithic society that built Stonehenge, the reason for the site's location and its purpose.


SAT 02:00 Baroness Orczy - The Scarlet Pimpernel (b007khrs)
Calais

Lady Marguerite realises that Sir Percy is the elusive hero and that she may have condemned him to death. Read by Damian Lewis.


SAT 02:15 Lucy Kellaway's History of Office Life (b037jbtl)
Designing Office Space

Writer and satirist Lucy Kellaway traces the origins of today's corporate culture.

In this episode, Lucy looks at changes in office layout.

The architect Frank Lloyd Wright pioneered open plan office space with the Larkin building in 1904. One result was that the open plan office began to resemble a factory, allowing easier supervision of staff by managers.

By the Sixties offices were made to appear more democratic with the development of 'office landscaping' in Germany and the Action Office in America. Lucy talks to Jeremy Myerson professor of design at the Royal College of Art.

Readings by Richard Katz, Sasha Pick, Adam Rojko and Kerry Shale
Historical Consultant: Michael Heller



Producer: Russell Finch
A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.


SAT 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b01b1nk5)
W Somerset Maugham - The Painted Veil

Episode 5

by Somerset Maugham
dramatised by Lizzie Nunnery

First published in 1925 to a storm of protest this is a haunting and poignant drama of a woman's spiritual awakening.
Set in 1920's China. Walter has cholera and Kitty is horrified and heartbroken. She leaves Mei-Fan-Tu and back in
Hong Kong finds herself in the same house as her ex-lover Charles Townsend.

Kitty Fane ...... Sarah Smart
Walter Fane ...... Nicholas Farrell
Waddington ... Conrad Nelson
Dorothy Townsend ..... Julia Rounthwaite
Charles Townsend ..... James Nickerson
Officer/Doctor ....... Chris Lee
Directed by Pauline Harris.


SAT 02:45 Book of the Week (b00vs4lh)
Autobiography of Mark Twain

Episode 5

Read by Kerry Shale. Mark Twain maintained that the proper material for an autobiography was to talk about the things that interest you for the moment, as your views on this or that would give an insight into your character.

He also decreed that his autobiography should not be published until he'd been dead for 100 years so that he could feel free to speak his "whole frank mind." And his outspoken views on the Moro incident, and the conduct of the American forces in the Philippines, certainly show a very different side to the man who is famous for his childhood classics.

Abridged by Jane Marshall Productions

Producer: Jane Marshall
A Jane Marshall Production for BBC Radio 4.


SAT 03:00 Thomas Hardy - The Mayor of Casterbridge (b007jpdx)
The Conjuror and the Choir

Battling regrets from his drunken actions two decades before, Michael Henchard reaches breaking point.

Stars David Calder as Michael Henchard, Sandra Berkin as Lucetta, Andrea Wray as Elizabeth-Jane and Jason Flemyng as Donald Farfrae.

19th century Dorset is brought vividly to life in Thomas Hardy 's magnificent story of a man whose impetuous, vital character is the seed of his own downfall.

Music arranged and played by Dave Townsend and the Mellstock Band.

Dramatised in 4-parts by Sally Hedges

Directed at BBC Pebble Mill by Nigel Bryant

First broadcast on BBC Radio in 1994.


SAT 04:00 The 99p Challenge (b007jw52)
Series 3

Episode 5

Crazy panel show capers as host Sue Perkins grills Tom Binns, Peter Serafinowicz, Nick Frost and Marcus Brigstocke.

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 August 2001.


SAT 04:30 The Adventures of John and Tony (b007k1s6)
The Hiking Holiday

John and his best friend Tony find face dodgy hotels and sinister monks, but love is in the air...

Written by John Hegley.

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

Original music by Nigel Piper.

Director: Anne Edyvean.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1999.


SAT 05:00 Bookcases (b00szhvl)
Series 1

The Prosser Prize

London 1858: Primus is determined that Spavin and Spavin's entry should win this distinguished literary award, even if it means seducing the sponsors.

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

Primus …. Michael Cochrane
Cordelia …. Maggie Steed
Edith …. Elizabeth Spriggs
Gerald …. David Horovitch
Simeon …. Charles Simpson
Mrs Prosser …. Frances Jeater
Prosser …. Geoffrey Whitehead
Thackeray …. David Antrobus

Director: Cherry Cookson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1998.


SAT 05:30 The Absolutely Radio Show (b06bfd59)
Series 1

Episode 3

Cast members of Channel 4's hugely popular TV sketch show Absolutely reunite to revisit much-loved sketch characters, with some newcomers.

Another meeting of the highly confused Stoneybridge Town Council and there's Denzil and Gwynedd, the far from devoted Swansea couple.

We also hear from the Little Girl with her own take on Teenagers, Mr Muzak talks about going to a club with like-minded individuals, and Calum Gilhooley pontificates with Google HR on their logo changes. There's a talking version of Facebook and more from the Regional News team

Starring Pete Baikie, Morwenna Banks, Moray Hunter, Gordon Kennedy and John Sparkes.

Producers: Gus Beattie and Gordon Kennedy

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


SAT 06:00 Dion Boucicault - London Assurance (b06djpd6)
1840: Vain and ageing peacock, Sir Harcourt Courtly is preening himself for the conquest of young Grace Harkaway. But his son Charles, a roguish young buck has his eye on the very same prey.

Boucicault's comedy of manners stars Daniel Massey as Sir Harcourt Courtly, Elizabeth Spriggs as Lady Gay Spanker, Samantha Bond as Grace Harkaway, Reece Dinsdale as Charles Courtly, Trevor Peacock as Mark Meddle and Michael Hordern as Sir Charles Crawford.

Adapted and produced by Sue Wilson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1991.


SAT 07:30 Bookclub (b00ltnfv)
CJ Sansom

James Naughtie and readers meet the best-selling writer CJ Sansom. They discuss Dissolution, the first in his series of Tudor mysteries featuring the investigator Matthew Shardlake.

Shardlake is sent to Sussex to investigate a murder in a monastery, just as Henry VIII is beginning his reformation of the Church.


SAT 08:00 Archive on 4 (b01f1nf9)
More Than Just Whale Music

Since Irving Teibel created his Environments label in the US in the late 1960s, recorded natural sound has been a commercial proposition, sought by city-dwellers to re-kindle elemental connections. And his recordings of rain falling in pine forests or sleepy lagoons, thunderstorms, waves crashing and birds singing were deemed significant enough for NASA to send into space on Voyager in 1977. A decade later in the UK, Duncan Macdonald launched WildSounds - initially to teach people to distinguish different birdsongs, but soon adding 'atmospheres' from the Amazon or the African veldt.

Christine Finn explores the appeal of recorded natural sound and how it's been manipulated by musicians since the first live broadcast of birdsong in 1924, when the cellist Beatrice Harrison duetted with a nightingale in her garden. When sound engineer Quentin Howard was launching Classic FM in 1992, he used a loop of birdsong recorded in his garden. Radio Birdsong drew appreciative comments from listeners who claimed it relaxed them. Psychologist Eleanor Ratcliffe is investigating why natural sounds hold this appeal.

Finn explores the boundaries between natural sound and ambient music, and hears from musician Kit Watkins how living in the mountains of Virginia caused him to use the natural sounds around him in his compositions; she meets Matthew Herbert, whose album One Pig uses natural sound of a different kind to trace the life of a pig, from birth to plate.

Finn discovers there's a lot more to recorded natural sound than just whale music, but also finds that whale music, far from simply wafting among New Age crystals, played a major role in launching the conservation movement of the 70s.


SAT 09:00 Comedy Greats (b007k0ly)
The 1950s

Episode 1

Decade by decade, Barry Cryer showcases some of the funniest and finest shows ever broadcast by the BBC.

With his hair in a quiff, our King of Skiffle rock 'n'rolls his way back to the 1950s. Barry's first comedy six-pack is plucked from the schedules of the BBC Light Programme and BBC Home Service:

* Life With The Lyons:
Series 5 (7/25) - A Crooner In the House
Daughter Barbara is in love with singer Ronnie Harris and father Ben's not happy. Stars Bebe Daniels and Ben Lyon. From January 1955.

* In All Directions:
06/01/56
American President Eisenhower fields questions and life in the BBC's Public Relations Office. Sketches galore scripted by and starring Peter Ustinov and Peter Jones. From January 1956

* The Al Read Show:
Northern Variety Parade
The wonders of modern cafeterias and the cheesy chat-up lines of men with motor cars.
Starring the Salford sausage maker turned monarch of the monologue. From November 1955.

* A Life of Bliss:
Finding a Girlfriend
Matchmakers galore target shy bachelor David Bliss. Stars George Cole, Petula Clark and Percy Edwards as Pysche the dog. From October1954.

* Take It From Here:
Series 10 (8/20)
Jimmy Edwards and Dick Bentley worry over BBC cuts in sound radio - and how Ron and Eth first met in 'The Glums'. With June Whitfield. From February 1957.

* The Goon Show:
Series 8 (10/26) - King Solomon's Mines
Neddie Seagoon loses at roulette, so heads off in search of legendary African riches. Stars Spike Milligan, Harry Secombe and Peter Sellers. With Wallace Greenslade. From December 1957.

Produced and scripted by Peter Reed

Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in May 2003.


SAT 12:00 One Foot in the Grave (b007jn39)
In Luton Airport No-One Can Hear You Scream

Victor and Margaret Meldrew return from their holiday in Greece. What could possibly go wrong..?

Richard Wilson stars as Victor and Annette Crosbie as his long-suffering wife Margaret.

Adapted for radio by David Renwick from his BBC TV script.

Victor Meldrew ...... Richard Wilson
Margaret Meldrew ...... Annette Crosbie
Mrs Warboys ...... Doreen Mantle
Nick Swainey ...... Owen Brenman

With Jon Glover, Ainslee Foster and Paul Rogan.

Winning numerous awards, six series were made for TV plus numerous specials on BBC ONE from 1990 to 2000.

Producer: Diane Messias

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in February 1995.


SAT 12:30 Steptoe and Son (b007jlws)
Series 3

Death in the Family

Distraught Harold Steptoe must break some sad news to his father, Albert.

Starring Wilfrid Brambell and Harry H Corbett.

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

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

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

Adapted for radio from their TV scripts by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.
.
Producer: Bobby Jaye

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in March 1971.


SAT 13:00 CJ Sansom - Sovereign (Omnibus) (b06djx24)
Episode 1

Autumn, 1541. King Henry VIII has set out on a spectacular Royal Progress to York, aiming to strike fear and awe into his rebellious northern subjects.

Shardlake, and his assistant Barak, arrive in the city a day ahead of the 3,000-strong procession. Officially there to prepare petitions for the King, they have also been tasked with a secret mission by Archbishop Cranmer: to ensure the welfare of one of the northern conspirators, Sir Edward Broderick, who is to be brought back to London for questioning in the Tower.

Tensions are running high in the city, and soon Shardlake is called to investigate a suspicious death - and stumbles upon a daring plot that has the potential to shake England to its core.

CJ Sansom's third Tudor crime novel featuring hunchback lawyer detective Matthew Shardlake.

Omnibus of the first five of ten parts of Colin MacDonald's atmospheric dramatisation.

Shardlake ..... Justin Salinger
Barak ..... Bryan Dick
Wrenne ..... Geoffrey Whitehead
Tamasin ..... Cath Whitefield
Radwinter ..... David Acton
Broderick ..... Nick Underwood
Maleverer ..... Stephen Critchlow
Jennet ..... Alex Tregear
Craike ..... Patrick Brennan
Cranmer ..... Sam Dale
Rochford ..... Amelia Lowdell
Oldroyd ..... Chris Pavlo
Paul ..... Mark Edel-Hunt
The Queen ..... Melody Grove
Henry VIII ..... Patrick Brennan
Youhill ..... SAM DALE
Rich.........Chris Pavlo

Other parts played by the cast.

Director: Kirsteen Cameron

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2015.


SAT 14:10 Inheritance Tracks (b06djx8l)
Lenny Henry

Comedian, actor and writer Lenny Henry chooses 'Blueberry Hill' by Fats Domino and 'Vide Cor Meum' from the film Hannibal.


SAT 14:15 Stage and Screen (b007fw3h)
Julie Andrews

Broadway and Hollywood star Julie Andrews looks back over her career ranging from childhood vaudeville to 'The Sound of Music' - with anecdotes about many of the big names she worked with. In conversation with Edward Seckerson.

Featuring extracts of many of Julie's best loved performances in 'The Boyfriend', 'My Fair Lady', 'Mary Poppins' and 'The Sound of Music'.

Born 1st October 1935 - Dame Julie Andrews celebrates her 80th birthday in 2015.

Produced by Bill Lloyd and Lindsay Pell.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in 2003.


SAT 15:45 Creme de la Crime (b0084ssn)
Series 2

The Spy Who Laughed Me

Michael Feydeau -TV's much loved Inspector Niblett - and crime expert, David Pershore probe a case of treason back in 1945 - a powerful mix of theft, illegality, murder, murder and a bit more murder...

Tales from the vaults of villainy written by and starring Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis.

Director: Adam Bromley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2002.


SAT 16:00 Dion Boucicault - London Assurance (b06djpd6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 Bookclub (b00ltnfv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SAT 18:00 Doctor Who (b06dk5t0)
Heroes of Sontar

Episode 1

The Time Lord takes Tegan to the planet Samur to recuperate. However, it's not the haven it once was.

Peter Davison is the Fifth Doctor with his companion Tegan Jovanka played by Janet Fielding.

Planet Samur was once a peaceful haven. Pilgrims journeyed across the seven galaxies to meditate in the courtyards of the vast Citadel that spanned its equator. It was Samur's misfortune, however, to find itself situated on the furthermost frontier in the eternal war between the amoeboid Rutan Host and the belligerent, troll-like Sontarans...

Twenty years after detonating a bacteriological weapon over Samur, rendering it uninhabitable, the Sontarans are back: a select platoon of seven has landed here on a secret mission, carrying sealed orders given to them by Fleet Marshal Stabb.

The TARDIS has landed here, too, bringing the Doctor, Tegan, Turlough and Nyssa into the second great Battle of Samur. Fighting not only the Sontarans, but mystical mercenaries... and a deadly, decades-old curse.

Written by Alan Barnes and directed by Ken Bentley.

A Big Finish production.


SAT 19:00 Comedy Greats (b007k0ly)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 Mark Watson Makes the World Substantially Better (b00d0sjl)
Series 2

Patience

The comedian examines the virtue of holding your horses. With poetry and songs by Tim Key and Tom Basden. From August 2008.


SAT 22:30 Tonight (b0164693)
Series 1

Episode 2

Who is to blame for the global economic crisis? Topical sketch show with Rory Bremner and Andy Zaltzman. From October 2011.


SAT 23:00 Saturday Night Fry (b008yv5q)
Episode 2

Stephen Fry's surreal, erudite sketch show with humorous banter and sketches.

With Emma Thompson, Jim Broadbent and Robert Bathurst.

Written by Stephen Fry with additional material by Ian Brown and James Hendrie.

Producer: Dan Patterson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1988.


SAT 23:30 Chain Reaction (b00tq1vw)
Series 6

Stephen Merchant interviews Jarvis Cocker

The last in the current series of the tag team talk show where last week's guest, multi award-winning co-creator of The Office and Extras, and famously tall funny man Stephen Merchant takes the microphone to interview Pulp frontman and successful solo artist, dandy Englishman Jarvis Cocker.

Stephen asks Jarvis about the perils of being a glasses wearer, his protests against pop and what really happened with that famous Michael Jackson incident.



SUNDAY 27 SEPTEMBER 2015

SUN 00:00 Doctor Who (b06dk5t0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 CJ Sansom - Sovereign (Omnibus) (b06djx24)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:10 Inheritance Tracks (b06djx8l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:10 on Saturday]


SUN 02:15 Stage and Screen (b007fw3h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Saturday]


SUN 03:45 Creme de la Crime (b0084ssn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:45 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 Dion Boucicault - London Assurance (b06djpd6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 Bookclub (b00ltnfv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 Somerset Maugham - The Painted Veil Omnibus (b01b1rww)
Dramatisation of Somerset Maugham's haunting and compelling story of woman's spiritual awakening. Starring Sarah Smart and Nicholas Farrell.


SUN 07:15 Pier People (b00760m6)
Episode 1

Meet the people dedicated to maintaining Clevedon Pier, described by John Betjeman as the most beautiful in Britain. From February 2001.


SUN 07:30 Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! (b00grrzy)
Series 4

Pub Quiz

Spoof reminiscences of a former variety star. Count Arthur Strong is an expert in everything from the world of entertainment to the origins of the species, all false starts and nervous fumbling, poorly concealed by a delicate sheen of bravado and self-assurance.

Promoting himself to team captain of the Three Musketeers, Arthur enters the Shoulder of Mutton pub quiz. Can he win the 50 pound rollover, or will it all end in tears?

With Steve Delaney, Mel Giedroyc, Dave Mounfield and Alastair Kerr.


SUN 08:00 Educating Archie (b007jx5t)
From 19/10/1951

Archie's off to cinema - and lands in trouble with Dr Anthony Hancock.

Radio ventriloquism from Peter Brough and schoolboy, Archie Andrews.

With Tony Hancock, Eric Sykes, Alfred Marks, Hattie Jacques, Peter Madden and Julie Andrews.

Running from 1950- 1958, Educating Archie introduced a number of soon-to-be household names to listeners, including Tony Hancock, Benny Hill, Harry Secombe, Dick Emery, Hattie Jacques, Bruce Forsyth and Max Bygraves - all taking a turn in tutoring Archie.

Script by Sid Colin and Walter Ridley

With the Tanner Sisters, the Hedley Ward Trio and Anton and his Orchestra.

Producer: Roy Speer

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in October 1951.


SUN 08:30 The News Huddlines (b06dl4x6)
What were we laughing at, back in 1976?

Roy Hudd pokes fun at the resignation of Harold Wilson as Prime Minister, female impersonator Danny La Rue's new mansion - plus revealing extracts from the diary of future PM, Maggie Thatcher.

Roy Hudd's topical sketch show ran for 26 years on BBC Radio 2 between 1975 and 2001.

With Janet Brown and Chris Emmett.

The writing team for this episode includes David Renwick (One Foot in The Grave) and John Lloyd (Blackadder & Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy).

Originally the idea of then BBC radio producer Simon Brett, the show was a lunchtime fixture at the old BBC Paris Theatre in London. Shows were always over-recorded and edited down to time for transmission.

Music by The Nic Rowley Trio.

Producer: John Lloyd

First heard on Radio 2 in 1 March 1976.


SUN 09:00 The White Road - Omnibus (b06dl9pt)
On a personal pilgrimage to the countries and people who make porcelain, the author's first stop is China and Jingdezhen, the city of porcelain.

Edmund de Waal's history of porcelain is read by Julian Rhind-Tutt. Originally abridged in five-parts by Jules Wilkinson.

Producer: Gemma Jenkins.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2015.


SUN 10:10 Inheritance Tracks (b06dl9pw)
Frances de La Tour

Actress Frances de La Tour chooses 'La Mer' by Charles Trenet and 'The Summer Wind' by Johnny Mercer.


SUN 10:15 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b06dlbm5)
Coding

Dame Stephanie Shirley

From Bach to Schubert, digital entrepreneur Stephanie Shirley makes her castaway choices. With Kirsty Young. From May 2010.


SUN 11:00 TED Radio Hour (b06gpcp8)
Series 2

Just a Little Nicer

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

Guy Raz investigates whether compassion is innate or taught? Have we lost trust with it? Can we be better at it?

With Sally Kohn, Krista Tippett, Robert Wright, Karen Armstrong and Daniel Goleman.

First broadcast in the USA on National Public Radio.


SUN 11:50 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b00lq99f)
Series 1

Archaeopteryx

Sir David recounts the remarkable story of a feather, like any other feather from a bird.

Only this one was 150 million years old, and the animal that lost it lived when birds had not yet evolved.

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

Producer: Julian Hector

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2009.


SUN 12:00 Educating Archie (b007jx5t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 12:30 The News Huddlines (b06dl4x6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 13:00 Somerset Maugham - The Painted Veil Omnibus (b01b1rww)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SUN 14:15 Pier People (b00760m6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today]


SUN 14:30 William Boyd - Sweet Caress (b06dlgcx)
Episode 1

1915: Amory Clay's life is set on its course when her uncle gives her a camera for her seventh birthday. Read by Barbara Flynn.


SUN 15:45 Katherine Mansfield - The Montana Stories (b007648w)
A Cup of Tea

Rosemary Fell is accomplished and rich, but her vanity is exposed when she decides to do a good deed. Read by Emilia Fox.


SUN 16:00 John Fletcher - The Legend of Robin Hood (b007jxgp)
Great English hero Robin Hood's adventures take him from May Day revels in Sherwood to crusading battles in the Holy Land - and back again to a life and death struggle with the Sheriff of Nottingham and an even more sinister enemy...

Drawing on the original Robin Hood ballads, John Fletcher's epic play stars John Nettles as Robin, Norman Rodway as the Sheriff of Nottingham, Michael Tudor Barnes as Friar Tuck, Gerry Hinks as Little John and Tamsin Grieg as Alice.

Composer: Vic Gammon

Producer: Nigel Bryant

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1992.


SUN 17:30 Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! (b00grrzy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 18:00 H Rider-Haggard - She (b0076yzf)
Episode 1

Ludwig Holly and his ward Leo's quest for the truth behind legend of Leo's ancestry takes them to Africa.

Here they find Ayesha, 2000 years old but beautiful beyond all description, despotically ruling her secret kingdom.

Stars Tim McInnerny as Ludwig Holly, Oliver Chris as Leo, Mia Soteriou as Ayesha, Howard Coggins as
Job, Ben Onwukwe as Billali, Janice Acquah as Amenartas, Tom Sherman as Vincey, Damian Lynch as Agarah and Oliver Baynham as Young Leo.

Composed music by Elizabeth Purnell.

Producer: Sara Davies

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2006.


SUN 19:00 TED Radio Hour (b06gpcp8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 19:50 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b00lq99f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:50 today]


SUN 20:00 The White Road - Omnibus (b06dl9pt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SUN 21:10 Inheritance Tracks (b06dl9pw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:10 today]


SUN 21:15 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b06dlbm5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:15 today]


SUN 22:00 Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! (b00grrzy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 22:30 On the Town with the League of Gentlemen (b007k273)
Death by Mau Mau

The misfits of the remote northern town are having a fun run - and is there a nasty bug going round?

The first incarnation of the award-winning black comedy, about the "local people" of Spent - before it hit TV.

Starring Mark Gatiss, Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton.

Written by the cast and Jeremy Dyson.

The League of Gentlemen won a Perrier Edinburgh Festival award in 1997 and this radio series debuted in the same year. They also won a Sony Radio Award. The cult series switched to TV for three series on BBC 2 from 1999, plus stage shows and a feature film.

Producer: Sarah Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1997.


SUN 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b06g0c2b)
The best in contemporary comedy. Tonight Arthur Smith chats to Liam Williams.


SUN 23:00 Newsjack (b06cwl1z)
Series 13

Episode 3

This week's stories lovingly bashed, mashed and moulded into sketches, one-liners and vox-pops by the public. Trying to make sense of it all is our host, Nish Kumar.


SUN 23:30 Tina C (b0076q9g)
Tina C's Tiny Island Tour

Ireland

Country singer Tina C, the comic creation of Christopher Green, searches for her forebears in Ireland. From February 2005.


SUN 23:45 2000 Years of Radio (b0076b0q)
Series 2

Sherwood FM

It's 1206 and DJ Suzanne Canker falls for new hero on the block Robin the Hood.... but living on nettle soup can really test a relationship.

More extraordinary archive radio recordings from the past two millennia of the wireless

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 2002.



MONDAY 28 SEPTEMBER 2015

MON 00:00 H Rider-Haggard - She (b0076yzf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 Somerset Maugham - The Painted Veil Omnibus (b01b1rww)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:15 Pier People (b00760m6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 on Sunday]


MON 02:30 William Boyd - Sweet Caress (b06dlgcx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Sunday]


MON 03:45 Katherine Mansfield - The Montana Stories (b007648w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:45 on Sunday]


MON 04:00 John Fletcher - The Legend of Robin Hood (b007jxgp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! (b00grrzy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 VI Warshawski (b007jl5g)
Bitter Medicine

2. The Lion's Den

Probing the mysterious death of a girl, V.I. Warshawski must venture into gangland.

Sharon Gless stars in Sara Paretsky's thriller as private investigator V.I. Warshawski

Dramatised by Michelene Wandor.

V.I. Warshawski …. Sharon Gless
Lottie Herschel …. Eleanor Bron
Bobby Mallory …. Bill Hootkins
Mr Contreras …. Kerry Shale
Mrs Rodriguez/Nurse …. Ann Beach
Sergio …. Chris Pavlo
Bartender …. Ioan Meredith
Carol …. Joanna Monro
Fabiano …. Robert Harper
Peter Burgoyne …. William Dufris

Producer: Janet Whitaker

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in n December 1996.


MON 06:30 A Very Theatrical Revolution (b00kjk93)
Dominic Dromgoole, artistic director of Shakespeare's Globe, goes in search of Shakespeare's indoor playhouse, the immensely influential but now little-known Blackfriars Theatre.

He uncovers the history of the playhouse, which opened in 1609 in the teeth of opposition from local residents who feared that it would damage the reputation of the area. Dominic meets experts, directors, designers and actors to recreate what it would have been like to perform or to be in the audience at the Blackfriars, and examines the influence that the theatre has had on all subsequent drama in this country.


MON 07:00 Turf Wars (b00z5hr2)
Losing the Plot

In Nick Warburton's delicious comedy, James Fleet plays Edward, a bashful man who, passing a local allotment, speaks to an attractive female allottee. He decides there and then that he must apply for a plot. But doing so involves an interview with ferocious site-manager Bernie who runs the allotments with military rigour. It's all looking unlikely until Edward reveals that his father was a local landscape horticulturalist, one Bernie has admired all his life. Edward joins the site. And it is only then that he springs a surprise on Bernie. One that leads to explosive confrontation. Which of them will lose the plot?

Edward ..... James Fleet
Amanda .... Joanna Monro
Bernie ..... Jonathan Coy

Directed by Peter Kavanagh.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2011.


MON 07:30 The Unbelievable Truth (b06bnbpn)
Series 15

Episode 5

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.

David O'Doherty, Susan Calman, Jon Richardson and Arthur Smith are the panellists obliged to talk with deliberate inaccuracy on subjects as varied as Yorkshire, fizzy drinks, skin and pirates.

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 (b007jp6h)
Series 2

Fallen Idol

During platoon training, fellow officers lead Captain Mainwaring astray.

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

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

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1975.


MON 08:30 As Time Goes By (b007k9hp)
Series 3

Episode 3

Jean replaces Lionel's secretary, but Mrs Flack is more than they bargain for.

Starring Judi Dench as Jean and Geoffrey Palmer as Lionel. With Moira Brooker as Judith, Philip Bretherton as Alistair and Vivienne Martin as Mrs Flack.

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

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

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in February 1999.


MON 09:00 The Motion Show (b0075rbl)
Series 1

Episode 1

City or countryide? – and does the World need more cookery shows?

Dr Phil Hammond watches over proceedings in the quirky debating game.

With Clive Coleman, Richard Morton, Pete Sinclair and Mark Steel.

Producer: Helen Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1998.


MON 09:30 Electric Ink (b01jyq9c)
Series 2

Episode 3

Struggling print journalist Maddox takes a moral stance with disastrous results.

A comic satire set in the struggling world of newspapers.

A group of dysfunctional journalists attempt to cover major news stories whilst grappling with the demands of a multi-platform environment, as circulation figures plummet as the recession means half the workforce is laid off.

Written by Alistair Beaton and Tom Mitchelson.

Maddox ..... John Sessions
Oliver ..... Alex Jennings
Freddy ..... Stephen Wight
Carol ..... Polly Frame
Masha ..... Debbie Chazen

With Joanna Monro, Sean Baker, Adeel Akhtar,Henry Devas and Sam Dale.

Producer: Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2010.


MON 10:00 Thomas Hardy - The Mayor of Casterbridge (b007jpfd)
The Skimmity Ride

Forever haunted by his reckless past, the ex-Mayor of Casterbridge, Michael Henchard, is becoming desperate...

Stars David Calder as Michael Henchard, Andrea Wray as Elizabeth-Jane, Sandra Berkin as Lucetta, Jason Flemyng as Donald Farfrae and John Nettles as Newson.

The dramatic denouement of Thomas Hardy 's magnificent story of a man whose impetuous, vital character is the seed of his own downfall.

Music arranged and played by Dave Townsend and the Mellstock Band.

Dramatised in 4-parts by Sally Hedges

Directed at BBC Pebble Mill by Nigel Bryant

First broadcast on BBC Radio in 1994.


MON 11:00 The Time Being (b0150grs)
Series 5

Photo Finish

The latest season of The Time Being brings another showcase for new voices, none of whom have been previously broadcast. Previous series have brought new talent to a wider audience and provided a stepping stone for writers who have since gone on to enjoy further success both on radio and in print, such as Tania Hershman, Heidi Amsinck, Sally Hinchcliffe and Submarine author and National Short Story judge Joe Dunthorne.

Photo Finish written by Louise Lee.

Terri discovered her talent for running when she was chased by her mother's angry boyfriend. Fifteen years later it's the Olympic marathon. Terri is tipped for gold, but she will have to overcome her rivals: voluptuous World No. 1 Jana de Groot and the surgically modified Nadine Uberhang.

Louise Lee had a proper job once but gave it all up to become a private investigator. A current Birkbeck MA student in Creative Writing, she is busy writing her first novel, The Last Honeytrap, based on her own experiences in the seedy and often comical world of entrapment.

Reader: Philippa Stanton

Producer: Jeremy Osborne
A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4.


MON 11:15 Drama (b00yyc8c)
Market

An Imam and a Rabbi

Imam Jawad and Rabbi Greenberg can't stand the sight of each other. But then something strange and spooky occurs. Something that needs cross cultural co-operation. Can they do it? A wickedly funny supernatural comedy by Shakeel Ahmed.

Rabbi.....David Fleeshman
Imam.....Muzz Khan
Narrator...Wylie Longmore
Imran.......Peter Singh
Deborah.....Jessica Manley
Afzal.........Nakib Narat
Bernstein....Roger Butcher
Marcus......Lloyd Peters

Original Music by Steven D Reid
Produced by Gary Brown

If you want owt - go down the market... They sell everything from pins to pearl earrings, from peaches to pig's trotters, from tripe to tiramisu. See the hanging, marbled haunches of beef down Butchers' Row. Smell the flowers, a fragrant dream. Taste the fresh silvery fish motorwayed down from the North Sea.

Some would say the Market is the last authentic part of the city centre. This northern city once textured by textiles has reinvented itself as a business and financial centre - it bristles with designer shops and bars. A cosmopolitan, twenty-four hour city. Yet slap bang in the centre is a shard of another city. And after countless makeovers, the Victorian City Market remains what it has always been; a place where you can get anything and see anything - a place teeming with life. A place bristling with stories. The market is the real face of the city - mucky, multicultural and magnificent.

'Market' is an umbrella series of six plays about people who work in and around its stalls. Each story is a self-contained quirky tale. Modern morality plays, with a whiff of the fantastical about them.


MON 12:00 Dad's Army (b007jp6h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 As Time Goes By (b007k9hp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 VI Warshawski (b007jl5g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 A Very Theatrical Revolution (b00kjk93)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 Baroness Orczy - The Scarlet Pimpernel (b007khsk)
The Trap

Lady Marguerite witnesses first-hand how Sir Percy, the elusive hero, brazenly outwits his adversaries.

Baroness Orczy's enduring story first published in 1905 is a tale of high adventure and romantic heroism set at the time of the French Revolution. Read by Damian Lewis.

The hero, real identity Sir Percy Blakeney, is a formidable swordsman, master of disguise and always one step ahead of his pursuers, prompting the well-known retort, "They seek him here, they seek him there, those Frenchies seek him everywhere. Is he in heaven or is he in hell? That damned elusive Pimpernel."

The author, herself born into Hungarian nobility, reveals her sympathies towards royalty with a hero who takes on French revolutionaries, rescuing royalists condemned to die on the guillotine. Orczy's parents, themselves, abandoned their baronial estate in Hungary, in 1868, when there were fears of a peasant revolution. She married a struggling English artist, Montague MacLean Barstow, and began writing to supplement their meagre income. Together, they wrote The Scarlet Pimpernel as a stage play and then went on to novelise it.

Whilst awaiting replies from various publishers, The Scarlet Pimpernel went into production in the West End, where it ran for four years and broke several box-office records. It was the start of a successful writing career which eventually enabled Orczy to buy an estate in Monte Carlo. She died in Henley-on Thames in 1947.

Abridged in 8-parts by Sarah Kilgarriff

Producer: Clive Stanhope

Made for BBC Radio 2 by CSA Word Productions

First broadcast in 2003.


MON 14:15 Lucy Kellaway's History of Office Life (b037jfmw)
Whatever Happened to the Paperless Office?

Writer and satirist Lucy Kellaway traces the origins of today's corporate culture.

Part 9 of 10: Whatever Happened To The Paperless Office?

Computers have changed our working lives so thoroughly it is hard to remember what office life was like beforehand.

The first office computer however was not developed in San Francisco but in fifties Britain by the teashop company Lyons.

From those humble beginnings, Lucy charts the development of word processing and desktop computing. With Lin Jones of the National Museum of Computing.

Readings by Richard Katz, Sasha Pick, Adam Rojko and Kerry Shale
Historical Consultant: Michael Heller

Producer: Russell Finch
A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.


MON 14:30 Bryony Lavery - Breathing Underwater (b007jtd3)
Episode 1

Diver Sennen is set to explore a Tudor shipwreck off Cornwall's Porthant Bay, but there's a bumpy start. Stars Susannah Doyle.


MON 14:45 You Cannot Live As I Have Lived and Not End Up Like This (b00sr302)
Episode 1

Terence Blacker celebrates the outrageous life of Willie Donaldson, creator of the 'Henry Root letters'. Read by Stephen Boxer.


MON 15:00 Thomas Hardy - The Mayor of Casterbridge (b007jpfd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 The Motion Show (b0075rbl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 16:30 Electric Ink (b01jyq9c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


MON 17:00 Turf Wars (b00z5hr2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 17:30 The Unbelievable Truth (b06bnbpn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 18:00 A Canticle for Leibowitz (b01p0gsn)
Fiat Homo

Episode 1

The 26th-century life of novice monk Brother Francis Gerard of Utah. 1960 post-apocalyptic alternate history read by Nigel Lindsay.


MON 18:30 A Good Read (b0075xdv)
Les Murray and Annie Nightingale

Louise Doughty, Annie Nightingale and Les Murray discuss books by Geoff Dyer, Tony Hillerman and Philip Gourevitch. From 2000.

Out of Sheer Rage: Geoff Dyer
Publisher: Abacus

The First Eagle:Tony Hillerman
Publisher: Harper Collins

We Wish to Inform You that Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families - Stories of Rwanda: Philip Gourevitch
Publisher: Picador.


MON 19:00 Dad's Army (b007jp6h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 As Time Goes By (b007k9hp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 VI Warshawski (b007jl5g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 A Very Theatrical Revolution (b00kjk93)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 The Time Being (b0150grs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:15 Drama (b00yyc8c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


MON 22:00 The Unbelievable Truth (b06bnbpn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 The In Crowd (b06ds1y8)
Series 4

Episode 4

Memory issues and is Mary really Mary?

Comedy sketch show from Manchester.

Starring Robin Ince, Helen Moon, Smug Roberts and Kate Ward.

Producer: Graham Frost

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2004.


MON 23:00 The News Quiz Extra (b06ds248)
Series 15

Episode 2

A satirical review of the week's news, chaired by Miles Jupp. Samira Ahmed, Jeremy Hardy, Lucy Porter and Hugo Rifkind are the panellists joining Miles to dissect the week's big (and not so big) news stories.

Producer: Richard Morris

A BBC Radio Comedy Production.


MON 23:45 Living with Mother (b0106rvs)
Series 1

Home Time

Phillip is about to take early retirement and has plans with his golf friend Arnold to tour some of the best courses in the country. Maybe it's time for mother to go into a home, after all, she is losing her marbles and that wheelchair is a burden.

Poor June wants to stay in her own home but feels guilty about her son having to care for her. Will Phillip feel guilty? Will he end up missing watching his favourite programmes with mother? Or will June make some new friends and actually love her freedom and day trips?

Cast:
June: Anne Reid
Phillip: Timothy Spall

Producer: Anna Madley
An Avalon Television production for BBC Radio 4.



TUESDAY 29 SEPTEMBER 2015

TUE 00:00 A Canticle for Leibowitz (b01p0gsn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 A Good Read (b0075xdv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 VI Warshawski (b007jl5g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 A Very Theatrical Revolution (b00kjk93)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 Baroness Orczy - The Scarlet Pimpernel (b007khsk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:15 Lucy Kellaway's History of Office Life (b037jfmw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 Bryony Lavery - Breathing Underwater (b007jtd3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:45 You Cannot Live As I Have Lived and Not End Up Like This (b00sr302)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 Thomas Hardy - The Mayor of Casterbridge (b007jpfd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 The Motion Show (b0075rbl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:30 Electric Ink (b01jyq9c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 Turf Wars (b00z5hr2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 The Unbelievable Truth (b06bnbpn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 VI Warshawski (b007jl5y)
Bitter Medicine

3. The Monkfish Files

An anti-abortion riot breaks out as the private eye's murder probe continues.

Sharon Gless stars in Sara Paretsky's thriller as private investigator V.I. Warshawski.

Dramatised by Michelene Wandor.

V.I. Warshawski …. Sharon Gless
Lottie Herschel …. Eleanor Bron
Bobby Mallory …. Bill Hootkins
Peter Burgoyne …. William Dufris
Rioter …. Alice Arnold
Diaz …. Chris Pavlo
Pedro/Judge …. Ioan Meredith
Carol/Rioter …. Joanna Monro
Dick …. John Sharian
Rioter …. Jonathan Adams
Mr Contreras …. Kerry Shale
Fabiano …. Robert Harper
Dieter Monkfish …. Sean Baker

Producer: Janet Whitaker

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1997.


TUE 06:30 M1 Magic (b00nfqz6)
4 Extra Debut. Historian Juliet Gardiner explores the surprising story of how 'Motorway One' came to be built, slashing through the countryside. From October 2009.


TUE 07:00 Arrested Development (b0075vh3)
Episode 1

Penny and Dave are getting married, but there are a few hiccups - Penny's hair being just one of them. She wanted the Julia Roberts look but has ended up with a Mrs Merton instead.

Simon Warne's four-part comedy serial.

Penny ...... Letitia Dean
Bob ...... Phil Cornwell
Andy ...... Julian Rhind-Tutt
Joy ...... Maggie McCarthy
Kate ...... Susannah Doyle
Frank ...... Roger Walker

Producer: Tracey Neale

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2000.


TUE 07:30 Reluctant Persuaders (b06bnq1g)
Series 1

We Try Harder

Change is afoot at Hardacre's, London's worst advertising agency. New accounts chief Amanda Brook is well underway with her plans to turn the agency around, insisting they take any work they can get. Creative team Joe and Teddy thus find themselves reduced to working on posters for industrial adhesives, cast iron stoves, and jewellery for dogs.

Horrified at seeing his name associated with such a low calibre of clients, creative director and advertising legend Rupert Hardacre resolves to bring in a better class of account. He enlists Amanda's help to chase down McCutcheon's Whisky, a client he worked with many years earlier.

While Hardacre and Amanda head off, Joe and Teddy are left at the office determined to prove that they can design a poster, hire a plumber, and interview a client entirely unsupervised. Their jobs may just depend on it.

Rupert Hardacre - Nigel Havers
Amanda Brook - Josie Lawrence
Joe - Matthew Baynton
Teddy - Rasmus Hardiker

Director Alan Nixon
Producer Gordon Kennedy
An Absolutely production for BBC Radio 4.


TUE 08:00 Round the Horne (b007jlnp)
Series 3

Episode 1

Kenneth Horne in war romp 'The Plastic Max', Seamus Android at Pinewood and Jules and Sandy bewail their parts

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 February 1967.


TUE 08:30 Hello Cheeky (b013dzn0)
From 16/05/1976

Fast-moving pun-tastic fun as the trio welcome Grandstand's Frank Bough.

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 1976.


TUE 09:00 The News Quiz Extra (b06ds248)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:45 Living with Mother (b0106rvs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:45 on Monday]


TUE 10:00 Marcy Kahan - Design for Murder (b00t2y9b)
Actor, playwright, songwriter, director and star - Noel Coward never quite added sleuth to his astonishing achievements.

But just before the war with Hitler, there's a gap in his memoirs. Is there a murder mystery within those days...?

Marcy Kahan’s mystery stars Malcolm Sinclair as Noel Coward.

Noel Coward ...... Malcolm Sinclair
Lorn Loraine ...... Eleanor Bron
Winifrid Ashton ...... Krisin Milward
Cole Lesley ...... Tam Williams
Edward Shale ...... Nicholas Boulton
Judith Christopher/Greta Cunningham ...... Gemma Saunders
Tony Morrell ...... Joe Dunlop
Hoskins ...... Don McCorkindale

Piano: Neil Brand

Director: Ned Chaillet

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2000.


TUE 11:00 The Time Being (b015brnl)
Series 5

The Family Snaps

The latest season of The Time Being brings another showcase for new voices, none of whom have been previously broadcast. Previous series have brought new talent to a wider audience and provided a stepping stone for writers who have since gone on to enjoy further success both on radio and in print, such as Tania Hershman, Heidi Amsinck, Sally Hinchcliffe and Submarine author and National Short Story judge Joe Dunthorne.

The Family Snaps by Jarred McGinnis

Morna had her son Colin professionally photographed. When she goes to collect the prints she find she doesn't have enough money for them. But it's Colin's 'last day' and she can't wait until another time.

Jarred McGinnis, an American living in London, is the co-founder of the literary variety night, The Special Relationship. In addition to writing fiction, he holds a PhD in Artificial Intelligence. He too is writing a novel.

Reader: Tracy Wiles

Producer: Jeremy Osborne
A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4.


TUE 11:15 Rhys Adrian - Passing Through (b00qmxyc)
Pat sits behind his newspaper at the same table in the same corner of the same pub every evening. He's a railwayman and functions like a clock. He talks to no one and no one talks to him.

But one evening a stranger enters into conversation with him and the pattern is broken.

Rhys Adrian's drama stars Hugh Burden as Richard, Harry Towb as Patrick and Diana Bishop as Beth.

Director: John Tydeman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in 1981.


TUE 12:00 Round the Horne (b007jlnp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 Hello Cheeky (b013dzn0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 VI Warshawski (b007jl5y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 M1 Magic (b00nfqz6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 Baroness Orczy - The Scarlet Pimpernel (b007khtc)
Pursuit

Lady Marguerite follows Chauvelin and his men, who aim to capture the elusive hero on the French coast. Read by Damian Lewis.


TUE 14:15 Lucy Kellaway's History of Office Life (b037jn8l)
The Office Is Where We Are

Writer and satirist Lucy Kellaway traces the origins of today's corporate culture.

In this episode, Lucy describes the increasingly blurred boundaries between the office and home, looking at the arrival of email, dress-down policies and homeworking.

Once the office was an imposing skyscraper, now it has shrunk to the palm of our hand in the form of a smartphone. We can do office work anywhere, so can we ever truly leave it behind?

With Chris Grey of Royal Holloway, University of London and Gideon Haigh author of The Office a Hardworking History.

Readings by Richard Katz, Sasha Pick, Adam Rojko and Kerry Shale
Historical Consultant: Michael Heller


Producer: Russell Finch
A Somethin' Else production for Radio 4.


TUE 14:30 Bryony Lavery - Breathing Underwater (b007jtdh)
Episode 2

Professor Simon Murray has to swallow his pride while Harry is still pondering Sennen's paternity. Stars Susannah Doyle.


TUE 14:45 You Cannot Live As I Have Lived and Not End Up Like This (b00srg4j)
Episode 2

Cambridge, then London - which means Emma Jane Crampton. Stephen Boxer reads Terence Blacker's celebration of William Donaldson.


TUE 15:00 Marcy Kahan - Design for Murder (b00t2y9b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 Whose Line Is It Anyway? (b008vnz5)
Episode 6

Clive Anderson and the famed improvisation game with Stephen Fry, John Sessions, Rory Bremner and Jon Glover.

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 February 1988.


TUE 16:30 Old Dog and Partridge (b007v07y)
Episode 2

Jack and Nicola are struggling to re-establish their father-daughter bond, as she settles back into the pub.

But when she breaks his favourite bowl, Nicola worries that she might have broken something else.

Joe Turner’s six-part sitcom stars Michael Williams as Jack, Lisa Coleman as Nicola, Cherry Morris as Mrs Drummond, Simon Greenall as Andy and Toby Longworth as Brian.

Producer: Liz Anstee

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1999.


TUE 17:00 Arrested Development (b0075vh3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 17:30 Reluctant Persuaders (b06bnq1g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 18:00 A Canticle for Leibowitz (b01p0rq3)
Fiat Homo

Episode 2

The consequences of Brother Francis's extraordinary find become clear. Post-apocalyptic alternate history read by Nigel Lindsay.


TUE 18:30 That Reminds Me (b007jz0c)
Series 1

Bill Pertwee

Comic actor Bill Pertwee recalls the early days of his showbiz career as he entertains an audience.

Featuring memories of making the BBC’s Round the Horne and Dad's Army.

Producer: Claire Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1999.


TUE 19:00 Round the Horne (b007jlnp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 Hello Cheeky (b013dzn0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 VI Warshawski (b007jl5y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 M1 Magic (b00nfqz6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 The Time Being (b015brnl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 21:15 Rhys Adrian - Passing Through (b00qmxyc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


TUE 22:00 Reluctant Persuaders (b06bnq1g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 Twenty Players (b06dyddk)
Series 1

Gentleman Jack Perkins

Des Lynam narrates the story of a turn-of-the-century boxing toff who never quite made it to the top - Gentleman Jack Perkins.

Simon Bullivant's album of forgotten sporting heroes in a highly collectable series of six parts.

Producer: Richard Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1995.


TUE 22:45 Gus Murdoch's Sacred Cows (b00fcbgm)
1. Pubs

Is the concept of the pub is dead?

Incisive reporter Gus Murdoch investigates Britain's public houses.

Written by and starring Stephen Carlin.

With:

Rachel Atkins
Christopher Douglas
Chris Pavlo
Renton Skinner
Dan Tetsall

Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in November 2008.


TUE 23:00 On the Hour (b007k3zk)
Series 1

Episode 4

Why cream maybe good for you - and another motorway goes missing...

All the news as it happens, if it happens – and the sport must go on for a bereaved Alan Partridge.

Savagely satirical award-winning comedy starring Chris Morris.

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

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

Editor: Armando lannucci

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1991.


TUE 23:30 Ectoplasm (b007vgvc)
The Curse of Tutancommon

Lord Zimbabwe travels back to Ancient Egypt to uncover the mystery of the tackiest of the Pharoahs whose untimely death has unleashed an evil curse.

Dan Freedman and Nick Romero’s four-part comedy about the exploits of Lord Zimbabwe, occultist and adventurer.

Lord Zimbabwe ...... Nick Romero
Dr Lilac ...... Dan Freedman
Theremin ...... Peter Donaldson
Professor Cockcroft ...... Sophie Aldred

Other parts played by the cast.

Producer: Helen Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2000.



WEDNESDAY 30 SEPTEMBER 2015

WED 00:00 A Canticle for Leibowitz (b01p0rq3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 That Reminds Me (b007jz0c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 VI Warshawski (b007jl5y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 M1 Magic (b00nfqz6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 Baroness Orczy - The Scarlet Pimpernel (b007khtc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday]


WED 02:15 Lucy Kellaway's History of Office Life (b037jn8l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Tuesday]


WED 02:30 Bryony Lavery - Breathing Underwater (b007jtdh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:45 You Cannot Live As I Have Lived and Not End Up Like This (b00srg4j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 Marcy Kahan - Design for Murder (b00t2y9b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 Whose Line Is It Anyway? (b008vnz5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:30 Old Dog and Partridge (b007v07y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:30 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 Arrested Development (b0075vh3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 Reluctant Persuaders (b06bnq1g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 VI Warshawski (b007jl6c)
Bitter Medicine

4. Family Ties

Stepping up her murder hunt, the private eye 'borrows' some files from the Monkfish charity.

Sharon Gless stars in Sara Paretsky's thriller as private investigator V.I. Warshawski.

Dramatised by Michelene Wandor.

V.I. Warshawski …. Sharon Gless
Lottie Herschel …. Eleanor Bron
Mr Contreras/Murray Ryerson …. Kerry Shale
Peter Burgoyne …. William Dufris
Woman 1 and 2 …. Alice Arnold
Ann Beach …. Ann Beach
Bobby Mallory …. Bill Hootkins
Wino 1 …. Chris Pavlo
Wino 2 …. Ioan Meredith
Dick …. John Sharian

Producer: Janet Whitaker

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1997.


WED 06:30 Jazz in the Open Air (b00szz26)
Jazz, a music first played in small clubs and now found in large concert halls, also has a long history of heading for the great outdoors.

Kevin LeGendre charts the story of jazz in the open air, starting with a teenage Louis Armstrong leading the band from the Home for Colored Waifs through the streets of New Orleans almost a century ago.

Other legendary jazz performers who swapped smoky interiors for notable fresh air appearances include Duke Ellington, who transformed the fortunes of his orchestra with a storming show at the Newport jazz festival in 1956, and saxophonist Sonny Rollins, who spent months practising high amongst the girders of the Williamsburg Bridge in New York City.

Kevin also hears from musician Gary Bartz, who formed a band without a piano player so that they were free to perform anywhere, and so could escape from the restrictions of the music industry. Offering the other side of the story, the acclaimed singer Bobby McFerrin reveals why he tries to avoid all outdoor performances. And bringing the story right up to the present, Kevin joins saxophonist Soweto Kinch under a flyover in Birmingham, where he has promoted a music festival amidst the concrete and thundering traffic for the past three years.

Producer John Goudie.


WED 07:00 The Infinite Monkey Cage (b00srjdj)
Series 2

Trust me, I'm a Scientist

Physicist Brian Cox and comedian Robin Ince continue their witty, irreverent and unashamedly rational look at the world according to science.
Brian and Robin are joined by special guests Ben Goldacre and comedian Dave Gorman to discuss the notion of trust in science. Why are people prepared to believe in magic and pseudoscience rather than empirical evidence, and does it matter? Science often appears open ended and evolving, a reason to mistrust it, especially when it can feel like we are bombarded with so much contradictory information. So is the scientific method the only way to truly test if something works, and why should we trust the scientists over alternative practitioners who many people would argue have helped them more than anything that comes out of a laboratory.
Producer: Alexandra Feachem.


WED 07:30 That Mitchell and Webb Sound (b03lph8r)
Series 5

Episode 4

A horror story for slugs; the Escalator brothers inventing the world's first horseless staircase; and the very last programme the BBC ever does...

Offbeat sketches from the lopsided world of David Mitchell and Robert Webb.

With Olivia Colman and James Bachman.

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2013.


WED 08:00 The Navy Lark (b0089bpn)
Series 3

Pertwee and the Laundry

Johnson's not keen when the Chief hatches a money-making wheeze using surplus crew pyjamas.

Stars Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Ronnie Barker as AS 'Fatso' Johnson/Lt 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 March 1961.


WED 08:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b007jncs)
Series 6

Episode 7

Operation Chocolate - and a stirring ode to queen of the silver screen, Julie Andrews.

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

Written by Bill Oddie and John Cleese.

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 Liam Cohen, Dave Lee and Bill Oddie.

Producer: David Hatch/Peter Titheradge

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 2 in May 1968.


WED 09:00 Puzzle Panel (b00yjr5c)
Episode 7

More testing brain teasers with Chris Maslanka, Victor Bryant, Val Gilbert and Professor David Singmaster. From July 1998.


WED 09:30 One Foot in the Grave (b007jn64)
The Beast in the Cage

Victor suffers a bank holiday traffic nightmare stuck in a jam - and so do Margaret and Jean!

Richard Wilson stars as Victor and Annette Crosbie as his long-suffering wife Margaret.

Adapted for radio by David Renwick from his BBC TV script.

Victor Meldrew ...... Richard Wilson
Margaret Meldrew ...... Annette Crosbie
Mrs Warboys ...... Doreen Mantle

With Michael Fenton-Stevens, Ainslee Foster, Paul Rogan, Stephanie Pack and Keith Wickham.

Winning numerous awards, six series were made for TV plus numerous specials on BBC ONE from 1990 to 2000.

Producer: Diane Messias

First broadcast in February 1995 on BBC Radio 2.


WED 10:00 Don Taylor - The Jacobean Box (b01gjybr)
Shakespearian academic, Brian Blake, receives a message that a large item awaits his collection at a remote northern station.

He little suspects that it could lead to his own literary immortality...

Don Taylor's drama stars Stephen Moore as Brian Blake, Peter Vaughan as the Station Master, Michelle Newell as Penelope, Steve Hodson as Ackroyd and Teresa Gallagher as Mary.

Director: Sue Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1993.


WED 11:00 The Time Being (b015mvsl)
Series 5

Fripperies

Written by Rupert Smith.

The latest season of The Time Being brings another showcase for new voices, none of whom have been previously broadcast. Previous series have brought new talent to a wider audience and provided a stepping stone for writers who have since gone on to enjoy further success both on radio and in print, such as Tania Hershman, Heidi Amsinck, Sally Hinchcliffe and Submarine author and National Short Story judge Joe Dunthorne.

He was a good chef with a Michelin-star restaurant, but when his narcolepsy got worse things began to go wrong. Recovering at home, he tries to teach his daughter his favourite family dish between sleeps.

Rupert Smith is an actor and award-winning poet, and most recently a mature graduate from the University of Kent with an MA in creative writing. He is currently undertaking a PGCE to teach secondary level English and lives with his family in Kent.

Reader: James Fleet

Producer Jeremy Osborne
A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4.


WED 11:15 Catherine Czerkawska - The Curiosity Cabinet (b03bshl1)
The Brown Swan

Still trying to recover from the loss of her husband, Sophie visits an exhibition of paintings in an Edinburgh gallery.

There she sees a 17th century portrait of a young girl called Henrietta. Before much longer, Sophie and Henrietta are to become linked over 300 years...

Catherine Czerkwaska's three-part play stars Grace Glover as Sophie, Ceit Kearney as Henrietta, William Trotter as William Shaw, Meg Fraser as Maisie, John Buick as Manus and Stella Forge as Katy.

Whistle played by Mike Katz.

Director: Hamish Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1996.


WED 12:00 The Navy Lark (b0089bpn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b007jncs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 VI Warshawski (b007jl6c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 Jazz in the Open Air (b00szz26)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 Baroness Orczy - The Scarlet Pimpernel (b007khv4)
Escape

The elusive hero is finally surrounded on the French coast, but does he have the guile to escape? Concluded by Damian Lewis.


WED 14:15 Forgotten Female Fossilists (b0076fv9)
Margaret, Duchess of Portland

4 Extra Debut. The Duchess housed thousands of fossils, unaware of their true significance. Presenter Rebecca Stott. From July 2003.


WED 14:30 Bryony Lavery - Breathing Underwater (b007jtdr)
Episode 3

Sennen is troubled by the shipwreck and finding her father, while her relationship with Simon changes. Stars Charles Simpson.


WED 14:45 You Cannot Live As I Have Lived and Not End Up Like This (b00srkks)
Episode 3

Striking spoofer's gold with 'The Henry Root Letters'. Stephen Boxer reads Terence Blacker's celebration of William Donaldson.


WED 15:00 Don Taylor - The Jacobean Box (b01gjybr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 Puzzle Panel (b00yjr5c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


WED 16:30 One Foot in the Grave (b007jn64)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


WED 17:00 The Infinite Monkey Cage (b00srjdj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 17:30 That Mitchell and Webb Sound (b03lph8r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 18:00 A Canticle for Leibowitz (b01p0v60)
Fiat Homo

Episode 3

The saga of the Flame Deluge and the Era of Simplification unfolds. 1960 post-apocalyptic alternate history read by Nigel Lindsay.


WED 18:30 Off the Page (b0076t95)
A Nudge and a Wink

Matthew Parris pleas for more gravity in public life in the company of Arabella Weir, Martin Newell and Dave Cohen. From 2005.


WED 19:00 The Navy Lark (b0089bpn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b007jncs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 VI Warshawski (b007jl6c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 Jazz in the Open Air (b00szz26)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 The Time Being (b015mvsl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 21:15 Catherine Czerkawska - The Curiosity Cabinet (b03bshl1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


WED 22:00 That Mitchell and Webb Sound (b03lph8r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 Meanwhile, It's Will & Greg (b019h1gj)
Episode 3

Comedy performers William Andrews and Greg McHugh explore the surreal and the absurd through characters and everyday situations in their first sketch show for BBC Radio 4. Along with live sketches recorded in front of an appreciative Glasgow audience, the show also features studio based sketches with Will & Greg as "themselves" exploring a particular scenario and utilizing their hilarious relationship with each other and their trademark skew-whiff logic. The studio based sketches allows them to play with sound and atmosphere of the radio sketch form and blend them with the live audience material.

Together with brand new regulars and one-off sketches, the series explores the bizarrely familiar, the recognisably odd and the upbeat offbeat way of life that only exists when the planet is touched by Will and Greg.

Stars William Andrews and Greg McHugh with Gavin Mitchell and Kirsten Mclean.

Director: Iain Davidson
Script editor: Chris Grady
Original music by Alex Attwood.

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


WED 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b06gps9w)
The best in contemporary comedy. Tonight Jon Holmes chats to Fred MacAulay.


WED 23:00 The History Plays (b01cmfh1)
Jagger in Jail

The History Plays
By Nigel Smith
Jagger in Jail

The History Plays are a series of two-hander plays by Vent author Nigel Smith which are imagined conversations at key moments in recent history, moments that have permanently changed the British psyche. Starting with Mick Jagger's conviction for drug possession and the surprising pro-Jagger line taken in a Times editorial; through the fragmented morality of John Stonehouse; the Indian summer of patriotism over the Falklands; the death of Diana; and the end of the Blair years, The History Plays are a satirical and thoughtful exploration of huge social forces played out in small human dramas. This is a series about the promises and pitfalls of history, the points of conflict. But what's really significant is what these moments say about our attitudes and assumptions now.

JAGGER IN JAIL
Written and directed by Nigel Smith
Produced by Gareth Edwards

Starring Kayvan Novak ("Facejacker") as Mick Jagger and Blake Harrison ("The Inbetweeners") as Jim

It is 1967, the summer of love and Mick Jagger, lead singer of the Rolling Stones, is in prison starting his three-month sentence for drug possession. His trial - and particularly his sentence - has both scandalised and split public opinion.

Jagger in Jail imagines the conversation that might have taken place between Mick and a cellmate, Jim, during what turned out to be his only night behind bars. As the night passes Jim and Mick find that while they have a fair bit in common, society's plans for them could not be more different. And Jim isn't too happy about it..


WED 23:30 Weak at the Top (b00rgpbw)
Series 1

Gold Card

John Weak puts the man into management.

He's randy, devious, sexist and drink-sodden, a high-powered marketing director with the morals of a skunk, the skin of a rhino and the brain of a one-celled organism.

Alexander Armstrong stars as John Weak in Guy Browning’s sitcom.

John Weak ...... Alexander Armstrong
Hayley ...... Clare Perkins
Sir Marcus ...... Geoffrey Whitehead
Bill Peters ...... Ron Cook
Tim Smallwood ...... Ewan Bailey
Debbie ...... Colleen Prendergast

Producer: Jonquil Panting

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2005.



THURSDAY 01 OCTOBER 2015

THU 00:00 A Canticle for Leibowitz (b01p0v60)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 Off the Page (b0076t95)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 VI Warshawski (b007jl6c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 Jazz in the Open Air (b00szz26)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 Baroness Orczy - The Scarlet Pimpernel (b007khv4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:15 Forgotten Female Fossilists (b0076fv9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 Bryony Lavery - Breathing Underwater (b007jtdr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:45 You Cannot Live As I Have Lived and Not End Up Like This (b00srkks)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 Don Taylor - The Jacobean Box (b01gjybr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 Puzzle Panel (b00yjr5c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:30 One Foot in the Grave (b007jn64)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 The Infinite Monkey Cage (b00srjdj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 That Mitchell and Webb Sound (b03lph8r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 VI Warshawski (b007jl6q)
Bitter Medicine

5. A Matter of Records

Private eye V.I. Warshawski suspects a case of hospital malpractice, as she probes a suspicious death.

Sharon Gless stars in Sara Paretsky's thriller as private investigator V.I. Warshawski.

Dramatised by Michelene Wandor

V.I. Warshawski …. Sharon Gless
Lottie Herschel …. Eleanor Bron
Bobby Mallory …. Bill Hootkins
Peter Burgoyne …. William Dufris
Sal/Nurse …. Alice Arnold
Woman …. Ann Beach
Dick …. John Sharian
Max …. Jonathan Adams
Mr Contreras/Murray Ryerson …. Kerry Shale

Producer: Janet Whitaker

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1997.


THU 06:30 The Mousetrap and Me (b0125kr0)
Louise Elliott meets Terry O'Neill from Newport, whose brother was killed by their foster parents in 1945. His harrowing story gripped the nation and inspired Agatha Christie. From 2011.


THU 07:00 North by Northamptonshire (b00sxj24)
Series 1

Episode 4

Sheila Hancock heads a stunning cast including Mackenzie Crook, Penelope Wilton, Felicity Montagu and Kevin Eldon. This is a clever, funny and touching series about a small town in the middle of Northamptonshire as it prepares for a talent night.

Written by and also starring Katherine Jakeways.

It's Town Talent Night at last and Ken and Keith are busy fine-tuning their pet whippets' dance routine.

Everyone nervously awaits the arrival of the celebrity judge Lady Ballantyne who is unfortunately in the spotlight for being the most recent Royal racist.

Jan does her last minute preparations for her trip to Australia. Will she be going alone or could she possibly dare to dream that Jonathan might join her at the last minute?

And finally supermarket manager Rod (Mackenzie Crook) gets to take Tanya from till 4 on a date. The true measure of success will be how many packets of scampi fries they consume. Will it be just the one? Or perhaps too many to count?

Narrator ...... Sheila Hancock
Rod ...... Mackenzie Crook
Mary ...... Penelope Wilton
Jan ...... Felicity Montagu
Jonathan ...... Kevin Eldon
Esther ...... Katherine Jakeways
Keith ...... John Biggins
Frank ...... Rufus Wright
Taxi Driver ...... Rufus Wright
Lady Ballantyne ...... Lizzie Roper
Angela Lizzie Roper

Producer: Claire Jones.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2010.


THU 07:30 The Brig Society (b06c0cj9)
Series 3

Being a Woman

Uh-oh - Marcus Brigstocke has decided to cross the Gender Gap and become a woman. Expect a clear-eyed assessment of sexism and a doubling of the bathroom candle budget.

Helping him to pass the Bechdel Test will be Margaret Cabourn-Smith ("Miranda"), William Andrews ("Sorry I've Got No Head"), Tom Crowley and Freya Parker.

Written by Marcus Brigstocke, Jeremy Salsby, Toby Davies, Nick Doody, Steve Punt & Dan Tetsell

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


THU 08:00 Steptoe and Son (b007jlj8)
Series 3

Two's Company

Albert introduces his new fiancee to his very surprised son, Harold.

Starring Wilfrid Brambell and Harry H Corbett.

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

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

Albert ...... Wilfrid Brambell
Harold ...... Harry H Corbett
Daphne ...... June Whitfield

Adapted for radio from their TV scripts by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Producer: Bobby Jaye

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in March 1971.


THU 08:30 The Marx Brothers' Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel (b0080jsp)
Series 2

Episode 1

Shady lawyer, Waldorf T Flywheel needs patients - in his latest scam as a doctor.

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, Graham Hoadly and Vincent Marzello.

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 May 1991.


THU 09:00 It's Not What You Know (b01d2rz3)
Series 1

Episode 4

Miles Jupp presides over more relation revelations in the show where it's not what you know that matters, but who. And more importantly, how well you know them.

Writer and broadcaster, Emma Freud, stand-up Tom Wrigglesworth and BBC 6Music’s Shaun Keaveny, each nominate one of their intimate circle to answer a series of questions and the try to second-guess how their nominees responded.

Emma picks her son, Jake, Tom his dad, Richard, and Shaun plumps for younger brother, Paul.

Producer: Sam Michell.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2012.


THU 09:30 After Henry (b007t59f)
Series 4

Keeping Faith

"Anyone brought up on the Bible would automatically know that it's wrong to have a milk bottle on the table."

When Clare revokes her faith in God, her mother and granny are none too pleased.

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

Sarah …. Prunella Scales
Eleanor …. Joan Sanderson
Russell …. Benjamin Whitrow
Clare …. Gerry Cowper
.
Producer: Pete Atkin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1989.


THU 10:00 Don Taylor - God's Revolution (b00tz49n)
The Fruits of Victory

1647, unrest mounts as the Presbyterian government decides to disband the army. English Civil War drama with Graham Blockey.


THU 11:00 One Hundred and Forty Characters (b0150p90)
Between the Tweets

By Jojo Moyes.

First in a series of specially commissioned short stories inspired by the social networking phenomenon, Twitter. (For non "tweeters", the title derives from Twitter's format where "tweets" - the postings - can be no longer than 140 characters.)

A daytime TV star's reputation hangs in the balance when an anonymous woman accuses him on Twitter of having an affair with her. Who is the mysterious tweeter and why is she so determined to destroy the celebrity's career? 'Reputation manager' Bella is called in to handle the situation and, using her I.T. contacts, makes a surprising discovery.

Jojo Moyes is an award-winning author, former newspaper journalist and a regular Tweeter. Her story title was suggested by one of her Twitter followers.

Read by Claire Knight.

Produced by Kirsteen Cameron.


THU 11:15 Catherine Czerkawska - The Curiosity Cabinet (b03bshl3)
The Mute Swan

In the 1600s, Henrietta has been abducted to Garve. In the modern day, Sophie visits the island with her son. Stars Ceit Kearney.


THU 12:00 Steptoe and Son (b007jlj8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 The Marx Brothers' Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel (b0080jsp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 VI Warshawski (b007jl6q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 The Mousetrap and Me (b0125kr0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 AL Barker - Men, Those Fabulous Creatures (b06f31ml)
4 Extra Debut. A special visitor arrives at an old people's home and meets Henry, who has an interesting tale to tell. Read by Joan Matheson.


THU 14:15 Forgotten Female Fossilists (b0076fyl)
Mary Anning

Although she was not a scientist, Mary Anning made major discoveries along the Jurassic coast. Presented by Rebecca Stott. From July 2003.


THU 14:30 Bryony Lavery - Breathing Underwater (b007jtf1)
Episode 4

Simon proceeds with the day's dive in spite of the weather warnings, and relations with Sennen turn sour. Stars Susannah Doyle.


THU 14:45 You Cannot Live As I Have Lived and Not End Up Like This (b00srqfq)
Episode 4

Life and writing get mixed up - a dangerous combination. Stephen Boxer reads Terence Blacker's celebration of William Donaldson.


THU 15:00 Don Taylor - God's Revolution (b00tz49n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 It's Not What You Know (b01d2rz3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


THU 16:30 After Henry (b007t59f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


THU 17:00 North by Northamptonshire (b00sxj24)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 17:30 The Brig Society (b06c0cj9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 18:00 A Canticle for Leibowitz (b01p0xjc)
Fiat Homo

Episode 4

Now a professed monk, Brother Francis begins his devotional blueprint in honour of his Order's founder. 1960 post-apocalyptic alternate history read by Nigel Lindsay.


THU 18:30 Great Lives (b008nz63)
Series 14

Groucho Marx

Groucho Marx: Documentary filmmaker Roger Graef chooses acerbic comedy movie star Groucho Marx. With Matthew Parris. From January 2008.


THU 19:00 Steptoe and Son (b007jlj8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 The Marx Brothers' Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel (b0080jsp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 VI Warshawski (b007jl6q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 The Mousetrap and Me (b0125kr0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 One Hundred and Forty Characters (b0150p90)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


THU 21:15 Catherine Czerkawska - The Curiosity Cabinet (b03bshl3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


THU 22:00 The Brig Society (b06c0cj9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 Newsjack (b06f3dcy)
Series 13

Episode 4

This week's stories lovingly bashed, mashed and moulded into sketches, one-liners and vox-pops by the public. Trying to make sense of it all is our host, Nish Kumar.


THU 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b06gptbv)
The best in contemporary comedy. Tonight Jon Holmes chats to Fred MacAulay.


THU 23:00 We Are Klang: Amazing Lives (b007k3b7)
Poet

The late controversial poet Adam Croxton - by those who knew him. Spoof with Greg Davies and Steve Hall. From March 2007.


THU 23:30 Sounding Off with McGough (b007k4tl)
5. What She Did

Roger McGough's poetic reflections on the perennially fruitful topic of love.

With the accompaniment of long-time musical collaborator Andy Roberts.

Recorded at the Bath Festival.

Producer: Sara Davies

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2000.


THU 23:45 The Shuttleworths (b007jmn5)
Series 1

One Foot in the Gravy

Sheffield singer John Shuttleworth must cope while wife Mary is visiting Auntie Janet. Stars Graham Fellows. From March 1994.



FRIDAY 02 OCTOBER 2015

FRI 00:00 A Canticle for Leibowitz (b01p0xjc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 Great Lives (b008nz63)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 VI Warshawski (b007jl6q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 The Mousetrap and Me (b0125kr0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 AL Barker - Men, Those Fabulous Creatures (b06f31ml)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:15 Forgotten Female Fossilists (b0076fyl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 Bryony Lavery - Breathing Underwater (b007jtf1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:45 You Cannot Live As I Have Lived and Not End Up Like This (b00srqfq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 Don Taylor - God's Revolution (b00tz49n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 It's Not What You Know (b01d2rz3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:30 After Henry (b007t59f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 North by Northamptonshire (b00sxj24)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 The Brig Society (b06c0cj9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 VI Warshawski (b007jl7g)
Bitter Medicine

6. Public Health

With her murder probe expanding, private detective V.I. Warshawski opts to employ some unusual methods in an attempt to trap the perpetrators.

Sharon Gless stars in the conclusion of Sara Paretsky's thriller.

Dramatised by Michelene Wandor

V.I. Warshawski …. Sharon Gless
Lottie Herschel …. Eleanor Bron
Bobby Mallory …. Bill Hootkins
Peter Burgoyne …. William Dufris
Murray Ryerson …. Kerry Shale
Sal/Nurse …. Alice Arnold
Mrs Rodriguez/Nurse/Woman …. Ann Beach
Alan Humphries …. Christopher Scott
Dick …. John Sharian
Max …. Jonathan Adams

Producer: Janet Whitaker

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1997.


FRI 06:30 Inside the Elephant Mind (b00qxgzw)
Everyone knows that elephants are clever but science is only now beginning to reveal just how smart they are. Andrew Luck-Baker joins British and Kenyan researchers on the East African savannah who are revealing the depths of the elephant mind with the help of a huge loudspeaker in the back of a Land Rover.

By playing different sound recordings (of elephants, lions and people) at elephant family groups, the scientists are probing the sophistication of elephant memory and pachyderm numerical skills. They are also testing whether elephants can distinguish between different human languages. Anecdotes suggest they can.

Another team of British researchers have been using urine samples and smelly clothes in other experiments to probe the agility of elephant grey matter.

All this has been taking place on the plains of Amboseli National Park in Kenya, under the looming presence of Mount Kilimanjaro. Amboseli is home to the world's longest running study of a single elephant population. Started by journalist-turned-biologist Cynthia Moss almost forty years ago, the study is a continuing record of every facet of the lives of every elephant living there. Cynthia Moss says the Amboseli data is like "gold" for the visiting animal psychologists to make sense of their experiments.

It turns out that that elephants are more intelligent than humans in some respects. For example, elephants have a much better short-term working memory than we do and out-perform people on at least one numerical skill. But why might they need to distinguish between the English language and the language of the local Masaai people? And what does this research tell us about the evolution of animal intelligence in general?


FRI 07:00 The Change (b0076nxd)
Series 3

Episode 1

Convinced that his wife's having an affair with transvestite George, Ken targets Carol.

Carol …. Lynda Bellingham
George …. Philip Jackson
Violet ...... Marcia Warren
Maureen …. Maureen Beattie
Ken …. James Vaugnan
Sonia …. Emma Kennedy
Jerry …. Barnaby Kay
Dave …. Mark Powley

Series 3 of the sitcom about a married couple's attempts to smooth over their singularly troubled midlife - Carol is hormonal and 15-stone George is a transvestite. Onlookers can't quite agree on the nature of their dynamic.

Written by Jan Etherington and Gavin Petrie.

Producer: Elizabeth Freestone

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2004.


FRI 07:30 The Absolutely Radio Show (b06d29by)
Series 1

Episode 4

Members of the cast of Channel 4's hugely popular sketch show Absolutely reunite for a brand new series on BBC Radio 4. Pete Baikie, Morwenna Banks, Moray Hunter, Gordon Kennedy and John Sparkes are back together with all new material. They revisit some of their much loved sketch characters for four half hour shows, whilst also introducing some newcomers to the show.

In 2013, the group got back together for the Sketchorama: Absolutely Special for BBC Radio 4 which subsequently won a BBC Audio Drama Award in the Best Live Scripted Comedy category.

The fourth and final episode of the series will feature another meeting of the highly confused Stoneybridge Town Council as well as pearls of nonsense from Calum Gilhooley, Edinburgh's most boring man, and the ever popular Little Girl, telling us what is true about teenagers. Frank Hovis makes an appearance, there will be more stories from those who were nearly there in The People's War, talking Facebook will return and we'll meet an angsting Actor who is very concerned about the length of his co-star's credits.

Produced by Gus Beattie and Gordon Kennedy.
An Absolutely/Comedy Unit production for BBC Radio 4.


FRI 08:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jnjm)
Series 5

The Unexploded Bomb

When the lad gets a surprise in the cellar, Sid sees his chance to make some money.

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 February 1958.


FRI 08:30 The Goon Show (b007td29)
Series 5

Yehti

Neddie Seagoon goes Yehti hunting – in deepest, darkest Yorkshire.

Groundbreaking, surreal BBC radio comedy written by Spike Milligan.

Starring:
Peter Sellers
Harry Secombe
Spike Milligan

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

With the Ray Ellington Quartet and Max Geldray.

Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott.

Announcer: Wallace Greenslade

Producer: Peter Eton

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in March 1955.


FRI 09:00 The 99p Challenge (b00ph8rz)
Series 3

Episode 6

Crazy panel show capers as host Sue Perkins grills Tom Binns, Ben Moor, Nick Frost and Peter Serafinowicz.

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 August 2001


FRI 09:30 Albert and Me (b007jv04)
Series 1

Pilot Episode

Single dad Bryan Archer struggles to work as well as bringing up his baby son, Albert.

Stars Richard Beckinsale as Bryan Archer, Pat Coombs as Mum/Albert and John Comer as Dad. With Frank Thornton as Vernon Wordsworth.

Written by Jim Eldridge.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in January 1977.


FRI 10:00 Don Taylor - God's Revolution (b00tzwyw)
The Soldiers' Voice

1647 - Parliament gets tough on army dissenters, but how will Cromwell react? English Civil War drama with Bernard Hepton.


FRI 11:00 One Hundred and Forty Characters (b0156mnq)
Songbirds by Oliver Emanuel

A young man, devastated by a messy relationship break-up, finds solace in bird watching.

Robin Laing reads Oliver Emanuel's short story.

Producer: Kirsteen Cameron.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2011.


FRI 11:15 Catherine Czerkawska - The Curiosity Cabinet (b03bshl7)
The Swan on the Lake

When Henrietta's fate in 17th-century Garve looks set for a happier ending, Sophie and Ben's holiday must come to an end. Stars Grace Glover.


FRI 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jnjm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 The Goon Show (b007td29)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 VI Warshawski (b007jl7g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 Inside the Elephant Mind (b00qxgzw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 AL Barker - Something of Fancy (b06f3sxc)
A woman's routine is disturbed when she meets a young man near a cathedral. Read by Joanna Myers and Clarence Smith.


FRI 14:15 Forgotten Female Fossilists (b0076g1m)
Anna Thynne

Presenter Rebecca Stott looks at Anna Thynne's fascination for madrepores, which led to the invention of the marine aquarium. From July 2003.


FRI 14:30 Bryony Lavery - Breathing Underwater (b007jtfb)
Episode 5

Simon and Sennen lose contact under water, and the mystery of Sennen's paternity is revealed. Stars Susannah Doyle.


FRI 14:45 You Cannot Live As I Have Lived and Not End Up Like This (b00srwx8)
Episode 5

A salute to the ending of a 'great comic moralist'. Stephen Boxer concludes Terence Blacker's celebration of William Donaldson.


FRI 15:00 Don Taylor - God's Revolution (b00tzwyw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 The 99p Challenge (b00ph8rz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


FRI 16:30 Albert and Me (b007jv04)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


FRI 17:00 The Change (b0076nxd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 17:30 The Absolutely Radio Show (b06d29by)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 18:00 A Canticle for Leibowitz (b01p1pl8)
Fiat Homo

Episode 5

Brother Francis heads to New Rome for the canonisation of Saint Leibowitz, his greatest hope fulfilled. 1960 post-apocalyptic alternate history read by Nigel Lindsay.


FRI 18:30 Soul Music (b007602h)
Series 1

Summertime

Rodney Greenberg, Harolyn Blackwell and Lesley Garrett reflect on the impact of George Gershwin's classic lullaby.

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

Producer: Sara Conkey

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2001.


FRI 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jnjm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 The Goon Show (b007td29)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 VI Warshawski (b007jl7g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 Inside the Elephant Mind (b00qxgzw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 One Hundred and Forty Characters (b0156mnq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 21:15 Catherine Czerkawska - The Curiosity Cabinet (b03bshl7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


FRI 22:00 The Absolutely Radio Show (b06d29by)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 BBC New Comedy Awards (b06dq5lc)
2015

Heat five

The next heat in comedy's most prestigious new talent competition from London's famous Up the Creek comedy club.

Our host, former finalist Dane Baptiste presents some of the best new comedians from across the UK.

Judges for this heat are comedian Holly Walsh, BBC Comedy Producer Sam Bryant and editor of comedy website Chortle, Steve Bennett

Produced by Lyndsay Fenner and Laura Baron

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra in October 2015.


FRI 23:30 The Skivers (b00hr7g8)
Series 3

Michael Winner

Calm down, dear! Special guest Michael Winner joins Nick and Tim.

Skilful sketch show written and performed by Nick Golson and Tim de Jongh.

With Peter Bradshaw and Sally Phillips.

Special guests: Michael Winner and Patrick Allen.

Producer: Jon Naismith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1997.




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 (b01b1nk5)

2000 Years of Radio 23:45 SUN (b0076b0q)

A Canticle for Leibowitz 18:00 MON (b01p0gsn)

A Canticle for Leibowitz 00:00 TUE (b01p0gsn)

A Canticle for Leibowitz 18:00 TUE (b01p0rq3)

A Canticle for Leibowitz 00:00 WED (b01p0rq3)

A Canticle for Leibowitz 18:00 WED (b01p0v60)

A Canticle for Leibowitz 00:00 THU (b01p0v60)

A Canticle for Leibowitz 18:00 THU (b01p0xjc)

A Canticle for Leibowitz 00:00 FRI (b01p0xjc)

A Canticle for Leibowitz 18:00 FRI (b01p1pl8)

A Good Read 18:30 MON (b0075xdv)

A Good Read 00:30 TUE (b0075xdv)

A Very Theatrical Revolution 06:30 MON (b00kjk93)

A Very Theatrical Revolution 13:30 MON (b00kjk93)

A Very Theatrical Revolution 20:30 MON (b00kjk93)

A Very Theatrical Revolution 01:30 TUE (b00kjk93)

AL Barker - Men, Those Fabulous Creatures 14:00 THU (b06f31ml)

AL Barker - Men, Those Fabulous Creatures 02:00 FRI (b06f31ml)

AL Barker - Something of Fancy 14:00 FRI (b06f3sxc)

After Henry 09:30 THU (b007t59f)

After Henry 16:30 THU (b007t59f)

After Henry 04:30 FRI (b007t59f)

Albert and Me 09:30 FRI (b007jv04)

Albert and Me 16:30 FRI (b007jv04)

Archive on 4 08:00 SAT (b01f1nf9)

Arrested Development 07:00 TUE (b0075vh3)

Arrested Development 17:00 TUE (b0075vh3)

Arrested Development 05:00 WED (b0075vh3)

As Time Goes By 08:30 MON (b007k9hp)

As Time Goes By 12:30 MON (b007k9hp)

As Time Goes By 19:30 MON (b007k9hp)

BBC New Comedy Awards 22:30 FRI (b06dq5lc)

Baroness Orczy - The Scarlet Pimpernel 02:00 SAT (b007khrs)

Baroness Orczy - The Scarlet Pimpernel 14:00 MON (b007khsk)

Baroness Orczy - The Scarlet Pimpernel 02:00 TUE (b007khsk)

Baroness Orczy - The Scarlet Pimpernel 14:00 TUE (b007khtc)

Baroness Orczy - The Scarlet Pimpernel 02:00 WED (b007khtc)

Baroness Orczy - The Scarlet Pimpernel 14:00 WED (b007khv4)

Baroness Orczy - The Scarlet Pimpernel 02:00 THU (b007khv4)

Book of the Week 02:45 SAT (b00vs4lh)

Bookcases 05:00 SAT (b00szhvl)

Bookclub 07:30 SAT (b00ltnfv)

Bookclub 17:30 SAT (b00ltnfv)

Bookclub 05:30 SUN (b00ltnfv)

Bryony Lavery - Breathing Underwater 14:30 MON (b007jtd3)

Bryony Lavery - Breathing Underwater 02:30 TUE (b007jtd3)

Bryony Lavery - Breathing Underwater 14:30 TUE (b007jtdh)

Bryony Lavery - Breathing Underwater 02:30 WED (b007jtdh)

Bryony Lavery - Breathing Underwater 14:30 WED (b007jtdr)

Bryony Lavery - Breathing Underwater 02:30 THU (b007jtdr)

Bryony Lavery - Breathing Underwater 14:30 THU (b007jtf1)

Bryony Lavery - Breathing Underwater 02:30 FRI (b007jtf1)

Bryony Lavery - Breathing Underwater 14:30 FRI (b007jtfb)

CJ Sansom - Sovereign (Omnibus) 13:00 SAT (b06djx24)

CJ Sansom - Sovereign (Omnibus) 01:00 SUN (b06djx24)

Catherine Czerkawska - The Curiosity Cabinet 11:15 WED (b03bshl1)

Catherine Czerkawska - The Curiosity Cabinet 21:15 WED (b03bshl1)

Catherine Czerkawska - The Curiosity Cabinet 11:15 THU (b03bshl3)

Catherine Czerkawska - The Curiosity Cabinet 21:15 THU (b03bshl3)

Catherine Czerkawska - The Curiosity Cabinet 11:15 FRI (b03bshl7)

Catherine Czerkawska - The Curiosity Cabinet 21:15 FRI (b03bshl7)

Chain Reaction 23:30 SAT (b00tq1vw)

Comedy Greats 09:00 SAT (b007k0ly)

Comedy Greats 19:00 SAT (b007k0ly)

Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! 07:30 SUN (b00grrzy)

Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! 17:30 SUN (b00grrzy)

Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! 22:00 SUN (b00grrzy)

Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! 05:30 MON (b00grrzy)

Creme de la Crime 15:45 SAT (b0084ssn)

Creme de la Crime 03:45 SUN (b0084ssn)

Dad's Army 08:00 MON (b007jp6h)

Dad's Army 12:00 MON (b007jp6h)

Dad's Army 19:00 MON (b007jp6h)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 11:50 SUN (b00lq99f)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 19:50 SUN (b00lq99f)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:15 SUN (b06dlbm5)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:15 SUN (b06dlbm5)

Dion Boucicault - London Assurance 06:00 SAT (b06djpd6)

Dion Boucicault - London Assurance 16:00 SAT (b06djpd6)

Dion Boucicault - London Assurance 04:00 SUN (b06djpd6)

Doctor Who 18:00 SAT (b06dk5t0)

Doctor Who 00:00 SUN (b06dk5t0)

Don Taylor - God's Revolution 10:00 THU (b00tz49n)

Don Taylor - God's Revolution 15:00 THU (b00tz49n)

Don Taylor - God's Revolution 03:00 FRI (b00tz49n)

Don Taylor - God's Revolution 10:00 FRI (b00tzwyw)

Don Taylor - God's Revolution 15:00 FRI (b00tzwyw)

Don Taylor - The Jacobean Box 10:00 WED (b01gjybr)

Don Taylor - The Jacobean Box 15:00 WED (b01gjybr)

Don Taylor - The Jacobean Box 03:00 THU (b01gjybr)

Drama 11:15 MON (b00yyc8c)

Drama 21:15 MON (b00yyc8c)

Ectoplasm 23:30 TUE (b007vgvc)

Educating Archie 08:00 SUN (b007jx5t)

Educating Archie 12:00 SUN (b007jx5t)

Electric Ink 09:30 MON (b01jyq9c)

Electric Ink 16:30 MON (b01jyq9c)

Electric Ink 04:30 TUE (b01jyq9c)

Forgotten Female Fossilists 14:15 WED (b0076fv9)

Forgotten Female Fossilists 02:15 THU (b0076fv9)

Forgotten Female Fossilists 14:15 THU (b0076fyl)

Forgotten Female Fossilists 02:15 FRI (b0076fyl)

Forgotten Female Fossilists 14:15 FRI (b0076g1m)

Great Lives 18:30 THU (b008nz63)

Great Lives 00:30 FRI (b008nz63)

Gus Murdoch's Sacred Cows 22:45 TUE (b00fcbgm)

H Rider-Haggard - She 18:00 SUN (b0076yzf)

H Rider-Haggard - She 00:00 MON (b0076yzf)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:00 FRI (b007jnjm)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:00 FRI (b007jnjm)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:00 FRI (b007jnjm)

Hello Cheeky 08:30 TUE (b013dzn0)

Hello Cheeky 12:30 TUE (b013dzn0)

Hello Cheeky 19:30 TUE (b013dzn0)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 08:30 WED (b007jncs)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 12:30 WED (b007jncs)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 19:30 WED (b007jncs)

Inheritance Tracks 14:10 SAT (b06djx8l)

Inheritance Tracks 02:10 SUN (b06djx8l)

Inheritance Tracks 10:10 SUN (b06dl9pw)

Inheritance Tracks 21:10 SUN (b06dl9pw)

Inside the Elephant Mind 06:30 FRI (b00qxgzw)

Inside the Elephant Mind 13:30 FRI (b00qxgzw)

Inside the Elephant Mind 20:30 FRI (b00qxgzw)

It's Not What You Know 09:00 THU (b01d2rz3)

It's Not What You Know 16:00 THU (b01d2rz3)

It's Not What You Know 04:00 FRI (b01d2rz3)

James Follett - Earthsearch 00:00 SAT (b00cfzsp)

Jazz in the Open Air 06:30 WED (b00szz26)

Jazz in the Open Air 13:30 WED (b00szz26)

Jazz in the Open Air 20:30 WED (b00szz26)

Jazz in the Open Air 01:30 THU (b00szz26)

John Fletcher - The Legend of Robin Hood 16:00 SUN (b007jxgp)

John Fletcher - The Legend of Robin Hood 04:00 MON (b007jxgp)

Katherine Mansfield - The Montana Stories 15:45 SUN (b007648w)

Katherine Mansfield - The Montana Stories 03:45 MON (b007648w)

Living with Mother 23:45 MON (b0106rvs)

Living with Mother 09:45 TUE (b0106rvs)

Lucy Kellaway's History of Office Life 02:15 SAT (b037jbtl)

Lucy Kellaway's History of Office Life 14:15 MON (b037jfmw)

Lucy Kellaway's History of Office Life 02:15 TUE (b037jfmw)

Lucy Kellaway's History of Office Life 14:15 TUE (b037jn8l)

Lucy Kellaway's History of Office Life 02:15 WED (b037jn8l)

M1 Magic 06:30 TUE (b00nfqz6)

M1 Magic 13:30 TUE (b00nfqz6)

M1 Magic 20:30 TUE (b00nfqz6)

M1 Magic 01:30 WED (b00nfqz6)

Marcy Kahan - Design for Murder 10:00 TUE (b00t2y9b)

Marcy Kahan - Design for Murder 15:00 TUE (b00t2y9b)

Marcy Kahan - Design for Murder 03:00 WED (b00t2y9b)

Mark Watson Makes the World Substantially Better 22:00 SAT (b00d0sjl)

Meanwhile, It's Will & Greg 22:30 WED (b019h1gj)

Newsjack 23:00 SUN (b06cwl1z)

Newsjack 22:30 THU (b06f3dcy)

North by Northamptonshire 07:00 THU (b00sxj24)

North by Northamptonshire 17:00 THU (b00sxj24)

North by Northamptonshire 05:00 FRI (b00sxj24)

Off the Page 18:30 WED (b0076t95)

Off the Page 00:30 THU (b0076t95)

Old Dog and Partridge 16:30 TUE (b007v07y)

Old Dog and Partridge 04:30 WED (b007v07y)

On the Hour 23:00 TUE (b007k3zk)

On the Town with the League of Gentlemen 22:30 SUN (b007k273)

One Foot in the Grave 12:00 SAT (b007jn39)

One Foot in the Grave 09:30 WED (b007jn64)

One Foot in the Grave 16:30 WED (b007jn64)

One Foot in the Grave 04:30 THU (b007jn64)

One Hundred and Forty Characters 11:00 THU (b0150p90)

One Hundred and Forty Characters 21:00 THU (b0150p90)

One Hundred and Forty Characters 11:00 FRI (b0156mnq)

One Hundred and Forty Characters 21:00 FRI (b0156mnq)

Pier People 07:15 SUN (b00760m6)

Pier People 14:15 SUN (b00760m6)

Pier People 02:15 MON (b00760m6)

Puzzle Panel 09:00 WED (b00yjr5c)

Puzzle Panel 16:00 WED (b00yjr5c)

Puzzle Panel 04:00 THU (b00yjr5c)

Reluctant Persuaders 07:30 TUE (b06bnq1g)

Reluctant Persuaders 17:30 TUE (b06bnq1g)

Reluctant Persuaders 22:00 TUE (b06bnq1g)

Reluctant Persuaders 05:30 WED (b06bnq1g)

Rhys Adrian - Passing Through 11:15 TUE (b00qmxyc)

Rhys Adrian - Passing Through 21:15 TUE (b00qmxyc)

Round the Horne 08:00 TUE (b007jlnp)

Round the Horne 12:00 TUE (b007jlnp)

Round the Horne 19:00 TUE (b007jlnp)

Saturday Night Fry 23:00 SAT (b008yv5q)

Secrets of Stonehenge 01:30 SAT (b00850mr)

Somerset Maugham - The Painted Veil Omnibus 06:00 SUN (b01b1rww)

Somerset Maugham - The Painted Veil Omnibus 13:00 SUN (b01b1rww)

Somerset Maugham - The Painted Veil Omnibus 01:00 MON (b01b1rww)

Soul Music 00:30 SAT (b0075zyd)

Soul Music 18:30 FRI (b007602h)

Sounding Off with McGough 23:30 THU (b007k4tl)

Stage and Screen 14:15 SAT (b007fw3h)

Stage and Screen 02:15 SUN (b007fw3h)

Steptoe and Son 12:30 SAT (b007jlws)

Steptoe and Son 08:00 THU (b007jlj8)

Steptoe and Son 12:00 THU (b007jlj8)

Steptoe and Son 19:00 THU (b007jlj8)

TED Radio Hour 11:00 SUN (b06gpcp8)

TED Radio Hour 19:00 SUN (b06gpcp8)

That Mitchell and Webb Sound 07:30 WED (b03lph8r)

That Mitchell and Webb Sound 17:30 WED (b03lph8r)

That Mitchell and Webb Sound 22:00 WED (b03lph8r)

That Mitchell and Webb Sound 05:30 THU (b03lph8r)

That Reminds Me 18:30 TUE (b007jz0c)

That Reminds Me 00:30 WED (b007jz0c)

The 99p Challenge 04:00 SAT (b007jw52)

The 99p Challenge 09:00 FRI (b00ph8rz)

The 99p Challenge 16:00 FRI (b00ph8rz)

The Absolutely Radio Show 05:30 SAT (b06bfd59)

The Absolutely Radio Show 07:30 FRI (b06d29by)

The Absolutely Radio Show 17:30 FRI (b06d29by)

The Absolutely Radio Show 22:00 FRI (b06d29by)

The Adventures of John and Tony 04:30 SAT (b007k1s6)

The Brig Society 07:30 THU (b06c0cj9)

The Brig Society 17:30 THU (b06c0cj9)

The Brig Society 22:00 THU (b06c0cj9)

The Brig Society 05:30 FRI (b06c0cj9)

The Change 07:00 FRI (b0076nxd)

The Change 17:00 FRI (b0076nxd)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 SUN (b06g0c2b)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 WED (b06gps9w)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 THU (b06gptbv)

The Goon Show 08:30 FRI (b007td29)

The Goon Show 12:30 FRI (b007td29)

The Goon Show 19:30 FRI (b007td29)

The History Plays 23:00 WED (b01cmfh1)

The In Crowd 22:30 MON (b06ds1y8)

The Infinite Monkey Cage 07:00 WED (b00srjdj)

The Infinite Monkey Cage 17:00 WED (b00srjdj)

The Infinite Monkey Cage 05:00 THU (b00srjdj)

The Marx Brothers' Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel 08:30 THU (b0080jsp)

The Marx Brothers' Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel 12:30 THU (b0080jsp)

The Marx Brothers' Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel 19:30 THU (b0080jsp)

The Motion Show 09:00 MON (b0075rbl)

The Motion Show 16:00 MON (b0075rbl)

The Motion Show 04:00 TUE (b0075rbl)

The Mousetrap and Me 06:30 THU (b0125kr0)

The Mousetrap and Me 13:30 THU (b0125kr0)

The Mousetrap and Me 20:30 THU (b0125kr0)

The Mousetrap and Me 01:30 FRI (b0125kr0)

The Navy Lark 08:00 WED (b0089bpn)

The Navy Lark 12:00 WED (b0089bpn)

The Navy Lark 19:00 WED (b0089bpn)

The News Huddlines 08:30 SUN (b06dl4x6)

The News Huddlines 12:30 SUN (b06dl4x6)

The News Quiz Extra 23:00 MON (b06ds248)

The News Quiz Extra 09:00 TUE (b06ds248)

The Shuttleworths 23:45 THU (b007jmn5)

The Skivers 23:30 FRI (b00hr7g8)

The Time Being 11:00 MON (b0150grs)

The Time Being 21:00 MON (b0150grs)

The Time Being 11:00 TUE (b015brnl)

The Time Being 21:00 TUE (b015brnl)

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