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SATURDAY 10 OCTOBER 2015

SAT 00:00 Carey Harrison - A Call from the Dead (b01nf2h9)
It's good to talk - or so they say - but not when you're called from beyond the grave...

Stars John Shrapnel as Dr Edward Elmore, Nick Dunning as Stephen Warburton, Christopher Scott as the Reverend Neville Barber and Carolyn Jones as Martha.

Scripted by Carey Harrison

Director: Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1997.


SAT 00:30 Soul Music (b06g7tf8)
Series 1

You'll Never Walk Alone

Carl Davis and Gerry Marsden reflect on the impact of Rodger and Hammerstein’s Carousel solo which became an anthem.

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.


SAT 01:00 Miss Marple (b007jpqv)
The Murder at the Vicarage

Episode 5

Amateur sleuth Jane Marple battles to unearth the proof she needs to reveal the murderer's identity - along with a few other surprises.

The conclusion of Agatha Christie's whodunit starring June Whitfield as Miss Marple.

Rev. Leonard Clement.......................................Francis Matthews
Griselda Clement.................................................Imelda Staunton
Lettice Protheroe.................................................Rachel Atkins
Colonel Melchett.................................................Richard Todd
Dr Haydock............................................................Nigel Davenport
Inspector Slack......................................................John Baddeley
Gladys Cram..........................................................Oona Beeson
Mrs Sadler..............................................................Tina Gray
Constable................................................................Dominic Letts

Dramatised by Michael Bakewell

Director: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1993.


SAT 01:30 Bowling for Love (b00mr5r6)
Following a bowls community, and the friendships and romances formed on and off the green. When Brian and Meryl joined Adastra Bowls Club in Hassocks, they were looking for a new hobby. But as their lives changed, the crown green became the setting for another sort of interest.


SAT 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b00wbqjc)
Dawn French - A Tiny Bit Marvellous

Episode 5

Dawn French's debut novel, A Tiny Bit Marvellous, is told from three very different perspectives. Yet each is a member of the Battle family - perfectly average, perfectly dysfunctional.

Dora fixes a secret date on Facebook, but thanks to Oscar, Dad finds out and stirs himself to action. Mo plans to run away with Noel. Will the Battles ever be the same again?

Read by:
Dawn French
Lenny Henry
Sam Barnett and
Beattie Edmondson

Producer: David Roper
A Heavy Entertainment production for BBC Radio 4.


SAT 02:15 Grimm Thoughts (b01pcvlb)
Episode 5

When the Grimm brothers first published their Children's and Household Tales in 1812, in a scholarly effort to collate a national identity of the people, it was the beginning of an obsessive project of two intricately interwoven lifetimes.

To mark the bicentenary of the first edition, writer and mythographer Marina Warner explores the many compelling and often controversial aspects of the tales in a 10-part series, revealing new insights into the stories we think we know so well, and introducing us to the charms and challenges of those that we don't.

Alongside beautifully narrated extracts from the tales themselves, renowned academics and artists who work closely with the Grimm's rich heritage add to our understanding of these deceptively complex stories.

In the fifth episode, we are drawn into the tales' rich history of illustration. These evocative stories have always stirred vivid images in the minds of artists, from the angular drawings of an early David Hockney to Dickens' Victorian illustrator George Cruikshank. Through these artists' impressions, we paint a new picture of the tales' vital contribution to the long tradition of visual storytelling.

Producer: Kevin Dawson
A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.


SAT 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b012ftrn)
Alison Lurie - Imaginary Friends

Episode 5

By Alison Lurie. Dramatised by Melissa Murray

5/10

Sociologist Tom McCann is behaving increasingly strangely, much to the frustration of his young assistant Roger. But they're about to hear some news that will make things a great deal stranger.

Roger ... Jonathan Forbes
McCann ... Nathan Osgood
Elsie ... Barbara Barnes
Verena ... Alex Tregear
Sissy ... Susie Riddell
Bill ... Peter Polycarpou
Mrs Munger ... Jane Whittenshaw

Directed by Marc Beeby.


SAT 02:45 Book of the Week (b00dz9v8)
Thomas Keneally - Searching for Schindler: A Memoir

Episode 5

Thomas Keneally's account of his discovery of the story of Oscar Schindler, which became the basis for his Booker Prize-winning novel Schindler's Ark and the Oscar-winning film Schindler's List.

Thomas has finished writing Schindler's Ark and Steven Spielberg is interested in making it into a film.


SAT 03:00 Don Taylor - God's Revolution (b00v7sqn)
The Logic of Events

Major Francis White seeks peace with his father before heading into battle. English Civil War drama with Graham Blockey.


SAT 04:00 The 3rd Degree (b00yqhrp)
Series 1

Southampton

Coming this week from the University of Southampton, host Steve Punt quizzes Biology students and Mathematics dons alike on dachshunds, Dante, and Doctor Who. So if you've ever wondered whether "The Golgi Apparatus" refers to part of a eukaryotic cell or is merely a little-read Robert Ludlum novel then this is the show for you.

"The 3rd Degree" is a funny, lively and dynamic new quiz show aimed at cultivating the next generation of Radio 4 listeners whilst delighting the current ones. It's recorded on location at a different University each week, and it pits three Undergraduates against three of their Professors in a genuinely original and fresh take on an academic quiz. Being a Radio 4 programme, it of course meets the most stringent standards of academic rigour - but with lots of facts and jokes thrown in for good measure.

Together with host Steve Punt, the show tours the (sometimes posh, sometimes murky, but always welcoming!) Union buildings, cafés and lecture halls of six universities across the UK.

The rounds vary between Specialist Subjects and General Knowledge, quickfire bell-and-buzzer rounds and the 'Highbrow & Lowbrow' round cunningly devised to test not only the students' knowledge of current affairs, history, languages and science, but also their Professors' awareness of television, film, and Lady Gaga... In addition, the Head-to-Head rounds, in which students take on their Professors in their own subjects, were particularly lively, and offered plenty of scope for mild embarrassment on both sides...

The resulting show is funny, fresh, and not a little bit surprising, with a truly varied range of scores, friendly rivalry, and moments where students wished they had more than just glanced at that reading list...

Producer: David Tyler
A Pozzitive production for BBC Radio 4.


SAT 04:30 Albert and Me (b007jynb)
Series 1

Rate of Decline

Struggling to bring up his baby son Albert, single dad Bryan Archer desperately needs cash for his rate arrears.

Stars Richard Beckinsale as Bryan Archer, Pat Coombs as Mum/Albert and John Comer as Dad. With Harry Fowler as Joe Billings.

Written by Jim Eldridge.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in November 1977.


SAT 05:00 The Change (b0076p0j)
Series 3

Episode 2

Ken is surprised to find that he has a new bedmate - but not the one he'd hoped for.

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.


SAT 05:30 Liam Mullone's Disappointing World (b06f54rz)
British comedy's only contrarian libertarian antiquarian, Liam Mullone tackles the universal theme that sums up all human endeavour - disappointment.

In this comedy lecture dedicated to history's losers Liam celebrates some enormously bad ideas from the world of technology.

He tells the hubristic story of Sweden's 17th Century warship, The Vasa, which was even more disappointing than The Mary Rose. Some of NASA's most inspiration-lacking ventures are laid bare. And Frenchman Marcel Lucont honours countryman Jacques Cousteau and his cigarette smoke-filled Conshelf stations in a song.

Performers: Liam Mullone with Alexis Dubus and Eri Jackson
Writer: Liam Mullone
Producer: Aled Evans.


SAT 06:00 Hercule Poirot (b007qmt9)
The ABC Murders

A chilling letter sets Belgian sleuth, Hercule Poirot on the trail of an enigmatic killer.

Agatha Christie's whodunit stars John Moffatt as Hercule Poirot, Simon Williams as Captain Hastings, Philip Jackson as Chief Inspector Japp and Tom George as Inspector Crome.

The arrival of an anonymous note warns Poirot to look out for Andover on the 21st of the month. Signed "Yours ABC", it sparks one Poirot's most disturbing cases.

As the body count starts stacking up - who is ABC?

Dramatist: Michael Bakewell

Director: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2000.


SAT 07:30 Lucinda Lambton's Elevations and Revelations (b0075y19)
Mount Stuart

The architectural historian marvels at an unfinished Scottish stately home where building work started in 1879. From September 2000.


SAT 08:00 Archive on 4 (b0134xn5)
Raise Your Glasses

4 Extra Debut. Arthur Smith scours the archives for the best and worst after-dinner speeches. Is there a winning formula? From August 2011.


SAT 09:00 Knowing Steve, Knowing You (b06gx1tz)
Steve Coogan talks to the novelist and screenwriter Frank Cottrell Boyce about his life and career.

Featuring fresh interviews with John Thomson, Henry Normal, Michael Winterbottom, Simon Greenall, Graham Duff, Sioned Wiliam and Steve Brown.

Featured archive material:

* Knowing Knowing Me, Knowing You: Alan Partridge Documentary:
From 03/07/1993
The hapless host takes a fly-on-the-wall behind-the-scenes look at Pear Tree Productions.

* Nebulous – The Buzzing
From 2006
Professor Nebulous battles against giant, murderous insects in the sci fi comedy with Mark Gatiss and guest star Steve Coogan.

* Hey, Rrradio!!! (Clip)
From 14/10/1988
Steve Coogan makes his national radio debut on Radio 1 in 1988 with 'A Question of International Revolutionary Politics' in the comedy cabaret extravaganza "Hey, Rrradio!!!"

* The Word Made Fresh (Clip)
From 17/10/1988
Steve Coogan performs his early comedy creation Duncan Thickett in this curtain raiser to the first BBC Radio Young Writers Festival.

* Front Row (Clip)
From 28/10/2010
A clip of Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon talking to John Wilson about their television series "The Trip" on Radio 4's "Front Row".

Producer: Stuart Ross.

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra and first broadcast in October 2015


SAT 12:00 Genius (b0076vc0)
Series 2

Johnny Vegas

From a robotic dog to friendly car horns.

Dave Gorman asks comedian and actor Johnny Vegas to select the public's best loopy idea

Series in which award-winning comedian Dave Gorman and a celebrity guest chew over the ridiculous, unworkable but sometimes genius inventions, schemes and policies of the public.

Producer: Simon Nicholls

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2006.


SAT 12:30 The Six Mothers-in-Law of Henry VIII (b0076hv6)
Episode 1

Twenty years married to Catherine of Aragon - and no son for the King. Should she take all the blame?

Jonathan Coy stars as Henry VIII

An unreliable history, created and written in six parts by Barry Grossman.

Henry VIII ...... Jonathan Coy
Catherine of Aragon ...... Carla Mendonca
Thomas Cromwell ...... Milton Johns
The Chronicler ...... Alfred Burke
Donna Elvira ...... Sheila Steafel
Cardinal Wolsey ...... John Rowe
The Pope ...... Stephen Greif

Music by Jim Parker.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2003.


SAT 13:00 30 Eggs (Omnibus) (b06gx5ph)
Weary of life in the bustling Rwandan border town of Rusumo, Modeste, a blind and sickly homeless man resolves to return to his home village of Kibuye on the far side of the country with the help of his companion, Innocent, a cheeky seven year-old street orphan.

The journey starts well when they stumble upon a small amount of money but little Innocent inadvertently spends the cash purchasing a basket of thirty raw eggs during a mix up in a market melee. With their peculiar bounty of raw eggs the unlikely duo set off on an adventure of a life time along the rising road cresting atop the many rolling hills of Rwanda.

Irish writer Eoin O'Connor's beautiful, funny and inspirational story which catapults you into life in Rwanda and one remarkable journey.

Omnibus of five parts.

Modeste ...... Jude Akuwudike
Innocent ...... Milanne Gordon
Grace ...... Noma Dumezweni
Egg Vendor ...... Nyasha Hatendi
Cyclist ...... Richard Pepple
Customer ...... Damian Lynch
Assad ...... Josiah Choto
Richard ...... Khalil Vaughan

Producer: Gemma McMullan

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2015.


SAT 14:10 Inheritance Tracks (b06gx5pk)
Cyndi Lauper

Singer Cyndi Lauper with Fats Waller and Louis Armstrong's 'All That Meat And No Potatoes' and Marvin Gaye's 'Mercy, Mercy Me'.


SAT 14:15 Drama (b00z62b1)
Black Roses: The Killing of Sophie Lancaster

Black Roses: The Killing of Sophie Lancaster is an elegy to the young gap-year student who was attacked in Stubbeylee Park, Bacup, Lancashire. She later died on August 24th 2007. This is an elegy to mark the anniversary of her death, four years later. Aged twenty, Sophie suffered fatal injuries while cradling her boyfriend Rob's head in an attempt to protect him from a ferocious attack by a group of youths. Rob survived but Sophie went into a coma and never recovered.

Sophie was an intelligent bookish child who showed signs of wanting to be different from an early age. Political, vegetarian, a pacifist, Sophie had left school with A levels and was thinking about what to do with her future when it was taken so brutally from her.

Sophie and Rob dressed in a unique way, expressing their individuality as creative artistic people through goth-style clothes, piercings and make-up, which provoked the fatal attack in the early hours of that Saturday morning. Sophie had been dating Rob Maltby, a 21-year-old art student for three years.

I didn't do sport.
I didn't do meat.
Don't ask me to wear that dress:
I shan't.
Why ask me to toe the line,
I can't.
I was slight or small
but never petite,
and nobody's fool;
no Barbie doll;
no girlie girl.
I was lean and sharp,
not an ounce of fat
on my thoughts or my limbs.
In my difficult teens
I was strange, I was odd,
- aren't we all -
there was something different down at the core.
Boy bands and pop tarts left me cold,
let's say
that I marched to the beat
of a different drum,
sang another tune,
wandered at will
through the market stalls
humming protest songs.

I wore studded dog leads
around my wrist,
and was pleased as punch
in the pit, at the gig,
to be singled out
by a shooting star
of saliva from Marilyn Manson's lips.

But for all that stuff
in many ways an old fashioned soul,
quite at home
in my own front room,
on my own settee.
I read, I wrote,
I painted, I drew.
Where it came from
no one knows
but it flowed. It flowed.

Black Roses: The Killing of Sophie Lancaster is a drama documentary in which Sophie tells her own story through a series of poignant poems written by the award-winning poet Simon Armitage alongside her mother, Sylvia Lancaster remembering her daughter's shortened life.

Black Roses : The Killing of Sophie Lancaster written by Simon Armitage with an interview with Sylvia Lancaster
Cast :
SOPHIE ...........Rachel Austin

Produced in Manchester by Susan Roberts.


SAT 15:00 Archive on 4 (b0134xn5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SAT 16:00 Hercule Poirot (b007qmt9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 Lucinda Lambton's Elevations and Revelations (b0075y19)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SAT 18:00 Doctor Who (b06gxdks)
The Demons of Red Lodge and Other Stories

Something menacing lurks outside the woodshed on a dark, misty Suffolk night in 1665.

Peter Davison is the Fifth Doctor with his companion Nyssa played by Sarah Sutton.

This episode is one of four generated by Big Finish Productions' 2010 'Opportunity for New Writers' contest, which attracted around 1200 entries,

Peter Davison played the Fifth Doctor from 1981 to 1984.

Sarah Sutton played Nyssa between 1981 and 1983. She was first seen on 'The Keeper of Traken' - Traken being Nyssa's home planet, when she starred with the Fourth Doctor (Tom Baker)

Written by Jason Arnopp.

Original music composed by Richard Fox and Lauren Yason.

Directed by Ken Bentley

Producer: David Richardson

A Big Finish production.


SAT 18:30 The Routemasters by Andrew McGibbon (b007jnqx)
1. Taking the Michelangelo

When Bernie catches the wrong London bus, he's transported back to 16th century Rome to thwart two meddling time travellers - and rescue Michelangelo.

Starring Andrew McGibbon as Raymond, Amanda Donohoe as Hilderghast, Karl Minns as the Conductor, Owen Evans as Bernie, Andy Mulligan as Michelangelo, Dan Freedman as Kurzio and Alex Lowe as the interpolator

Written by Andrew McGibbon. Additional material by Rob Colley and Kevin Greening.

Theme by Ozzy Temple and other music by Nick Romero.

Producer: Julian Mayers

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1999.


SAT 19:00 Knowing Steve, Knowing You (b06gx1tz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 Mark Watson Makes the World Substantially Better (b00d75nw)
Series 2

Honesty

The comedian finds out if telling the truth pays off. With poetry and songs from Tim Key and Tom Basden. From September 2008.


SAT 22:30 Tonight (b016ljlz)
Series 1

Episode 4

A new age of austerity, riots on our streets, phone hacking, the prospect of global economic meltdown...not since the 1980s has Britain needed its sharp-tongued satirists to pour a healthy dollop of scorn on these uncertain and tumultuous times.

And who better to do that than the country's most well-known satirical impressionist, Rory Bremner? He hosts Tonight, a brand new topical satire show for Radio 4.

Rory's mantra is that it's as important to make sense out of things as it is to make fun of them. He believes only then will people laugh at the truth. So expect a blend of stand-up and sketch combined with investigative satire and incisive interviews with a diverse range of characters who really know what they're talking about.
Regular performers will include Political Animal veteran Andy Zaltzman and the multi-talented impressionist Kate O'Sullivan with a special guest each week.

Presenter: Rory Bremner

Producers: Simon Jacobs & Frank Stirling
A Unique Production for BBC Radio 4.


SAT 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b06jpqr9)
The best in contemporary comedy. Arthur Smith chats to Jessie Cave.


SAT 23:00 Saturday Night Fry (b0091t5j)
Episode 4

Stephen Fry gets nostalgic as he serves up more witty banter and sketches.

With Hugh Laurie, Jim Broadbent and Alison Steadman.

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 28 Acts in 28 Minutes (b008kmqx)
Series 2

Episode 2

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

Arthur Smith
Catherine Williams
Natalie Haynes
Murray Lachlan Young
Dave Fulton
Harald Dubois [Kevin Eldon]
Paul Sinha
Fat Tongue
Mick Miller
I Am Kloot
Dr. Phil Hammond
Pappy's Fun Club
Five Live Drive
Dan Evans
Faultless & Torrance
Joe Wilkinson
Joolz Denby
Paul Carenza
Philip Pope
Carrie Quinlan
Lady Agatha [Lizzie Roper]
Mark Maier
Hils Barker
The Pros from Dover
Andy Zaltzman
Billy Bennett [Andrew Sachs]
Jimmy Cricket
Marcus Brigstocke

Producers: Rohan Acharya and Ed Morrish

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2008.



SUNDAY 11 OCTOBER 2015

SUN 00:00 Doctor Who (b06gxdks)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 00:30 The Routemasters by Andrew McGibbon (b007jnqx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 30 Eggs (Omnibus) (b06gx5ph)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:10 Inheritance Tracks (b06gx5pk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:10 on Saturday]


SUN 02:15 Drama (b00z62b1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Saturday]


SUN 03:00 Archive on 4 (b0134xn5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 Hercule Poirot (b007qmt9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 Lucinda Lambton's Elevations and Revelations (b0075y19)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 Imaginary Friends Omnibus (b012kwzy)
Episode 1

Alison Lurie's comic novel of academia and alien gurus, dramatised by Melissa Murray. New York, 1968. Naive young sociologist Roger Zimmern has just got his first job at university.


SUN 07:15 Pier People (b00760n7)
Southwold Pier

Storms and a mine explosion wrecked Southwold Pier in Suffolk, but new plans are in place to rebuild it better than before. From February 2001.


SUN 07:30 Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! (b00h8n6q)
Series 4

Charley Ant

Count Arthur Strong prepares to gatecrash an audition for "Charley's Aunt". Unable to find his make-up bag, he enlists the help of his acting student protege, Malcolm, to help put the finishing touches to his costume. Dashing or disastrous, which will it be?

We once again follow the one-time Variety Star as he uncompromisingly fulfils his daily list of engagements. Everyday life with Count Arthur Strong is, as always, an enlightening experience!

All Tourettic ticks, false starts and nervous fumbling, badly covered up by a delicate sheen of bravado and self-assurance, Arthur is an expert in everything from the world of entertainment to the origins of the species.

Cast:
Steve Delaney
Alastair Kerr
David Mounfield
Mel Giedroyc
Terry Kilkelly

Produced by John Leonard and Mark Radcliffe
A Komedia Entertainment & Smooth Operations production for BBC Radio 4.


SUN 08:00 Educating Archie (b007jx7p)
From 11/02/1954

Archie gets up to some high jinks with inks, thanks to cheeky schoolgirl chum, Monica.

Radio ventriloquism from Peter Brough and schoolboy, Archie Andrews.

With Harry Secombe, Beryl Reid, Hattie Jacques, Bernard Miles, Ronald Chesney and Peter Madden.

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 Eric Sykes with Walter Ridley.

Music by the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinowitz.
Producer: Roy Speer

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in February 1954.


SUN 08:30 Frankie Howerd (b007jmtr)
Series 2

Episode 2

Stand-up and sketches from the legendary boss of big titters, with June Whitfield and Ray Fell. From June 1973.


SUN 09:00 Margaret Thatcher: Everything She Wants - Omnibus (b06gy23n)
4 Extra Debut. Snapshots from the Iron Lady, Margaret Thatcher's golden years. Charles Moore meticulously charts the period from 1982 to 1987.


SUN 10:10 Inheritance Tracks (b06gy2s1)
Julian Lennon

Beatle John Lennon's son chooses 'Hey Jude', written for him by Paul McCartney, and his own poignant composition 'Saltwater'.


SUN 10:15 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b06gy2s3)
Fashion

Mario Testino

From Sid Vicious to Caetano Veloso.

One of the world's most successful fashion photographers, Mario Testino shares his castaway choices with Sue Lawley.

Kate Moss, Catherine Zeta Jones and Madonna are among the women who have posed for him and, most famously, he became Princess Diana's favourite photographer. But his route into photography was circuitous.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2005.


SUN 11:00 TED Radio Hour (b06h1d11)
Series 2

Seven Deadly Sins

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

Guy Raz investigates the guilty pleasure of behaving badly and the challenge of confronting sin - and avoiding it.

With Christopher Ryan, Mick Cornett, Dave Meslin, Dr Gary Slutkin, Nick Hanauer, Parul Sehgal and Ken Jennings.

First broadcast in the USA on National Public Radio.


SUN 11:50 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b00lt16w)
Series 1

Salamander

Sir David's first pet was a fire salamander, given to him by his father on his 8th birthday.

He also gave his own son a salamander on his 8th birthday, the legacy of which is very much alive and kicking today.

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 (b007jx7p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 12:30 Frankie Howerd (b007jmtr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 13:00 Imaginary Friends Omnibus (b012kwzy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SUN 14:15 Pier People (b00760n7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today]


SUN 14:30 Sascha Arango - Reading Europe: The Truth and Other Lies Omnibus (b06h1fqq)
Germany - The Truth and Other Lies, pt 1

Brilliant career, elegant wife, grand house - novelist Henry Hayden has it all, or so it seems. Read by Jamie Parker.


SUN 15:45 Ronald Frame Short Stories (b06h1kpk)
The Railings

The removal of railings at the bottom of his garden marks the end of Roy's previously cloistered outlook. Read by Nigel Anthony.


SUN 16:00 Geoffrey Parkinson - The Annunciation (b06h1nmk)
Are mysterious messages foretelling the Second Coming?

Graham and Myra are a childless couple in early middle-age, living a quiet, uninspiring life in a London suburb. Until one day a series of curious events commence that make Myra begin to believe that she's been chosen for something special - by God.

Michael Gambon and Eva Stuart star in Geoffrey Parkinson's drama.

Graham ...... Michael Gambon
Myra ...... Eva Stuart
Vicar ...... Peter Howell
Doctor ...... Peter Baldwin
Housekeeper ...... Brenda Kaye
First Librarian ...... Leonard Fenton
Second Librarian ...... Josie Kydd

Director: Cherry Cookson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1980.


SUN 17:00 Poetry Extra (b06h838s)
Poetry of History: The Battle of Maldon

BBC Radio 4's and 4 Extra's Poet in Residence, Daljit Nagra revisits the BBC's radio poetry archive.

The Poetry of History looks at historical events through the poems they inspired.

Jonathan Bate begins on the Essex Coast where the valiant failure of the Anglo-Saxon leader Byrhtnoth against a Viking landing in 991 is remembered best in one of the classics of the Old English cannon, The Battle of Maldon.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2007.


SUN 17:30 Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! (b00h8n6q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 18:00 Liz Lochhead - Maleficium (b00761fp)
Spells, charms and an imagined cursing. Taking its title from the word for a malicious act of witchcraft - Maleficium draws on real terrifying accounts of witches' trials and confessions to create voices for three imaginary characters.

Alice, Margery and Jinnet - a farm hand, a farmer's wife and an elderly "cunning-woman" - two of whom are brought to the point of tragedy when they're accused of witchcraft by the other.

Starring Clare Corbett as Alice, Siobhan Redmond as Margery, Freda Dowie as Jinnet and Jon Glover as The Skeptick, Willem Ladd.

Written by Liz Lochhead.

Producer: Robert Ketteridge

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.


SUN 18:45 E Nesbit - Hurst of Hurstcote (b007jmyy)
"John! John! Let me go! For Heaven's sake let me go! Then she fell back dead."

John Hurst's murky past returns to haunt him when his wife dies unexpectedly of marsh fever.

Linus Roach reads E Nesbit’s Gothic Horror story.

Producer: Gemma Jenkins

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1996.


SUN 19:00 TED Radio Hour (b06h1d11)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 19:50 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b00lt16w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:50 today]


SUN 20:00 Margaret Thatcher: Everything She Wants - Omnibus (b06gy23n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SUN 21:10 Inheritance Tracks (b06gy2s1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:10 today]


SUN 21:15 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b06gy2s3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:15 today]


SUN 22:00 Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! (b00h8n6q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 22:30 On the Town with the League of Gentlemen (b007k2qm)
Gunpowder, Treason and Plot

The locals of the remote northern town get an unusual new guy for the bonfire.

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 (b06jpr5y)
The best in contemporary comedy. Arthur Smith chats to Jessie Cave.


SUN 23:00 Newsjack (b06g7bpf)
Series 13

Episode 5

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.

Producers: Suzy Grant and Matt Stronge

BBC Radio Comedy production


SUN 23:30 The Nick Revell Show (b007jp45)
Series 1

Holy Water

The life of a struggling writer with his dysfunctional friends and a talking geranium.

A sitcom for the 1990s, written by and starring comedian Nick Revell.

With Alistair McGowan, Caroline Gruber, Kate McKenzie and Brian Bowles.

Special guest star: Brian Johnston and Vince the geranium.

Producer: Jon Magnusson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1992.



MONDAY 12 OCTOBER 2015

MON 00:00 Liz Lochhead - Maleficium (b00761fp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 00:45 E Nesbit - Hurst of Hurstcote (b007jmyy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:45 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 Imaginary Friends Omnibus (b012kwzy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:15 Pier People (b00760n7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 on Sunday]


MON 02:30 Sascha Arango - Reading Europe: The Truth and Other Lies Omnibus (b06h1fqq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Sunday]


MON 03:45 Ronald Frame Short Stories (b06h1kpk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:45 on Sunday]


MON 04:00 Geoffrey Parkinson - The Annunciation (b06h1nmk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Poetry Extra (b06h838s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! (b00h8n6q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 Drama (b03wpc05)
Porcelain: The Trial for the Killing of Sophie Lancaster

Sophie Lancaster was a young student who was attacked in Stubbeylee Park, Bacup, Lancashire. 20, Sophie suffered fatal injuries while cradling her boyfriend Rob's head in an attempt to protect him from a the attack by a group of youths. Rob survived but Sophie went into a coma and never recovered. She later died on August 24th 2007.

Political, vegetarian, a pacifist, Sophie showed signs of wanting to be different from an early age. Sophie and Rob dressed in a unique way, expressing their individuality as creative artistic people through goth-style clothes, piercings and make-up, which provoked the fatal attack in the early hours of that Saturday morning. Sophie had been dating Rob Maltby, an art student for 3 years.

Porcelain: The Trial for the Killing of Sophie Lancaster is a drama documentary with extracts from an interview with Sophie's mother Sylvia Lancaster and dramatised scenes, including the trial of Brendan Harris based on the court transcripts written by Ian Kershaw

Interview with Sylvia Lancaster
Dramatised scenes written by Ian Kershaw
Produced in Salford by Susan Roberts

When Black Roses: The Killing of Sophie Lancaster was broadcast in 2011 there was a huge response from the Radio 4 audience. The drama transferred to the stage in Manchester a year later using the original poetry by Simon Armitage and using the words of Sylvia Lancaster .

At the time many people asked what happened next . Porcelain : The Trial for the Killing of Sophie Lancaster tells the next part of this tragic story.


MON 06:45 Lady Curzon and a Pineapple (b00cm6ww)
Ian Peacock picks up his spoon and delves into the history of "The King of Fruits".

The "most wanted" additions to any early 20th-century dinner party were said to have been Lady Curzon and a Pineapple. The former for her wit and charms, the latter for its taste, of course, but also for its status as a symbol of wealth and exoticism. Pineapples are believed to have been discovered by Columbus in 1493, and by the 18th century they were so sought-after that many wealthy landowners were attempting to grow them here in Britain. Some were successfully grown as far north as Falkirk in Central Scotland.

Lucinda Lambton discusses pineapple representation in architecture here and abroad, while Ian meets a young pineapple grower and tastes a one cooked to an ancient recipe on a spit over an open fire.

Producer: Caroline Barbour

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2005.


MON 07:00 Turf Wars (b00zm084)
How's Your Mother?

Michael Maloney stars in Simon Brett's short play for this comedy drama series: 'Turf Wars'.

Epidsode 4: How's Your Mother

In a gossipy village Humphrey Partridge is reckoned to be anti-social, indeed stand-offish. But he always has an excuse - namely that he has to look after his ailing elderly mother. It raises eyebrows at work. For example when Humphrey's boss needs him to stand in for a colleague at a conference abroad, Humphrey point blank refuses to go. The boss ends up going himself. No-one has ever met the legendary matriarch. Not even nosy Raj the local postman. But then one morning when Humphrey is at work, Raj notices a fire in Humphrey's house, breaks in to put it out and makes an extraordinary discovery. Soon police are digging in Humphrey's garden. But just what is Humphrey's dark secret?

Written by Simon Brett

Directed by Peter Kavanagh.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2011.


MON 07:30 Just a Minute (b06fkm2w)
Series 73

Episode 1

Record breaking, Cologne and Street Performers get the Just a Minute treatment in a special edition recorded at the Edinburgh Festival in August 2015. Nicholas Parsons is joined by Janey Godley, Gyles Brandreth, Joe Lycett, and Paul Merton - who disrobes to display his Edinburgh Tattoo. Thank goodness it's Radio. Hayley Sterling blows the whistle.

Produced by Victoria Lloyd.


MON 08:00 Dad's Army (b007jpcv)
Series 2

All Is Safely Gathered In

The platoon battle to bring in a farmer's harvest - with help from ARP Warden Hodges.

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

Captain Mainwaring …. Arthur Lowe
Sergeant Wilson …. John Le Mesurier
Corporal Jones …. Clive Dunn
Private Fraser …. John Laurie
Private Godfrey …. Arnold Ridley
Private Pike …. Ian Lavender
Warden Hodges …. Bill Pertwee
Vicar …. Frank Williams
Announcer …. John Snagge

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1975.


MON 08:30 As Time Goes By (b06h311g)
Series 3

Episode 5

Jean and Lionel devise a plan to get rid of Mrs Flack.

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 March 1999.


MON 09:00 The Motion Show (b0075rmr)
Series 1

Episode 3

The merits of watching TV - and retiring at the age of 30.

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

With Simon Fanshawe, Peter Bradshaw, Brian Sewell and Steve Punt

Producer: Helen Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1998.


MON 09:30 Electric Ink (b01k9wdn)
Series 2

Episode 5

Freddy punctures Maddox's literary pretensions and uncovers a scandal.

Alistair Beaton and Tom Mitchelson's 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.

Maddox ..... John Sessions
Oliver ..... Alex Jennings
Freddy ..... Stephen Wight
Carol ..... Polly Frame
Masha ..... Debbie Chazen
Miles Deanbrook ..... Sean Baker
Waiter ..... Adeel Akhtar

Producer: Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2010.


MON 10:00 Don Taylor - God's Revolution (b00v7wkj)
The Disciplines of the War

Reynolds and Church see some unexpected faces in the midst of battle. English Civil War drama with Kim Wall and Eric Allen.


MON 11:00 Crossing the Glacier by Berlie Doherty (b007jv9m)
Gerda and Pam are two women who find themselves emotionally frozen in the past. Short story read by Janet Dale.


MON 11:15 Tommies (b03thc6p)
27 April 1915

by Nick Warburton
Series created by Jonathan Ruffle.

Meticulously based on unit war diaries and eye-witness accounts, each episode of TOMMIES traces one real day at war, exactly 100 years ago.

Through it all, we follow the fortunes of Mickey Bliss and his fellow signallers, from the Lahore Division of the British Indian Army. They are the cogs in an immense machine, one which connects situations across the whole theatre of the war, over four long years.

Under the constant threat of gas attack in the village of La Brique just north of Ypres, Mickey Bliss and his signals colleagues are trying to work out why the enemy are always one step ahead.

Producers: David Hunter, Jonquil Panting, Jonathan Ruffle
Director: David Hunter.


MON 12:00 Dad's Army (b007jpcv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 As Time Goes By (b06h311g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 Drama (b03wpc05)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:45 Lady Curzon and a Pineapple (b00cm6ww)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:45 today]


MON 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b00yqjtl)
Virginia Woolf - Flush

Episode 1

1/5 Virginia Woolf's delightfully whimsical biography of the Victorian poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning's beloved spaniel, Flush, is read by Jenny Coverack. Flush was given to Miss Barrett by a family friend, and the young spaniel very quickly became the poet's devoted companion and constant atttendant at her bedside in her father's house in Wimpole Street. In this first episode, Flush must learn to forget his early life in the country, and become used to days spent in an invalid's bedroom.

Abridged and produced by Sara Davies.


MON 14:15 Grimm Thoughts (b01pftnf)
Episode 6

When the Grimm brothers first published their Children's and Household Tales in 1812, in a scholarly effort to collate a national identity of the people, it was the beginning of an obsessive project of two intricately interwoven lifetimes.

To mark the bicentenary of the first edition, writer and mythographer Marina Warner explores the many compelling and often controversial aspects of the tales in a 10-part series, revealing new insights into the stories we think we know so well, and introducing us to the charms and challenges of those that we don't.

Alongside beautifully narrated extracts from the tales themselves, renowned academics and artists who work closely with the Grimms' rich heritage add to our understanding of these deceptively complex stories.

In the sixth episode, we learn how these tales which had been lovingly collected to preserve a sense of national identity, were adopted and retold by the Nazis for the purposes of their brutal propaganda machine.

The humour is stripped from The Boy Who Set Out to Learn Fear, Red Riding Hood's gallant rescuer is given a swastika armband, and the dark undercurrents to the morals we might once have innocently accepted become uncomfortably apparent. We also explore the tangled post-war effort to reclaim the Grimms' tales for a more positive purpose, featuring discussion of The Singing Ringing Tree, the East German film that thrilled the young and old of German and British audiences alike.

Producer: Kevin Dawson
A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.


MON 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b012krr7)
Alison Lurie - Imaginary Friends

Episode 6

By Alison Lurie. Dramatised by Melissa Murray

6/10

Roger has gone to see Verena, worried that Tom McCann has influenced the announcement that the Varnians are about to visit earth.

Roger ... Jonathan Forbes
McCann ... Nathan Osgood
Elsie ... Barbara Barnes
Verena ... Alex Tregear
Sissy ... Susie Riddell
Bill ... Peter Polycarpou
Mrs Munger ... Jane Whittenshaw
Ken ... Simon Bubb
Peggy Elaine Claxton

Directed by Marc Beeby.


MON 14:45 Kenneth Tynan - Theatre Writings (b00r8c9p)
Apathy

Michael Sheen and David Horovitch read a selection of the influential critic's outspoken articles - taken from 1944 to 1955.


MON 15:00 Don Taylor - God's Revolution (b00v7wkj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 The Motion Show (b0075rmr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 16:30 Electric Ink (b01k9wdn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


MON 17:00 Turf Wars (b00zm084)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 17:30 Just a Minute (b06fkm2w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 18:00 The Scarifyers (b01rs2gv)
The Horror of Loch Ness

Episode 1

When a speed ace goes missing at the famous loch, can Professor Dunning deal with the sinister forces at work?


MON 18:30 A Good Read (b0075xrd)
Rabbi Saul Djanogly and Bishop James Jones

Louise Doughty, Rabbi Saul Djanogly and Bishop James Jones on Patrick McGrath, John Updike, plus the Jewish Torah. From 2000.

Books discussed:

In the Beauty of the Lilies - John Updike
Pub: Penguin

Dr Haggard's Disease - Patrick McGrath
Pub: Penguin

Torah - Five books of Moses
New Jerusalem Bible Readers Edition.


MON 19:00 Dad's Army (b007jpcv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 As Time Goes By (b06h311g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 Drama (b03wpc05)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:45 Lady Curzon and a Pineapple (b00cm6ww)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:45 today]


MON 21:00 Crossing the Glacier by Berlie Doherty (b007jv9m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:15 Tommies (b03thc6p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


MON 22:00 Just a Minute (b06fkm2w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 The In Crowd (b06h87lz)
Series 4

Episode 6

Naming children and computer dating.

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 July 2004.


MON 23:00 The News Quiz Extra (b06h87s3)
Series 15

Episode 4

A satirical review of the week's news, chaired by Miles Jupp. This week, the programme comes from the Lyceum Theatre in Crewe and Miles is joined by Susan Calman, Hugo Rifkind, Terry Christian and Holly Walsh.

Producer: Richard Morris

A BBC Radio Comedy Production.


MON 23:45 Living with Mother (b010ms1h)
Series 1

Curtains at the Window

We're in the rural part of deep Devon on a remote cattle farm. 79 yr old Patrick has always lived with his 103 year old mother Maisy in their humble farm house. Patrick, however, is as tight as they come and won't hear of spending money on anything but the essentials.

All's going well until his Maisy's old school friend Susan returns home from London to retire and fills Maisy's head with all sorts of modern ideas. Will life be the same again or will Patrick still not allow curtains at the window?

Cast:
Maisy: Stephanie Cole
Patrick: David Ryall

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



TUESDAY 13 OCTOBER 2015

TUE 00:00 The Scarifyers (b01rs2gv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 A Good Read (b0075xrd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 Drama (b03wpc05)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:45 Lady Curzon and a Pineapple (b00cm6ww)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:45 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b00yqjtl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:15 Grimm Thoughts (b01pftnf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b012krr7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:45 Kenneth Tynan - Theatre Writings (b00r8c9p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 Don Taylor - God's Revolution (b00v7wkj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 The Motion Show (b0075rmr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:30 Electric Ink (b01k9wdn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 Turf Wars (b00zm084)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 Just a Minute (b06fkm2w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 JM Barrie - Peter Pan (b00sbf7g)
Away to Neverland

London,1904: A strange visitor transforms the Darling household one bedtime.

Starring Toyah Willcox as Peter Pan, Ron Moody as Mr Darling / Hook, June Whitfield as Mrs Darling, Roy Hudd as Smee and Chris Emmett as Starkey.

Dramatist: Philip Glassborow

Producer: Dirk Maggs

First heard on BBC Radio 4 in 1995.


TUE 06:30 Playing the Salesman (b0076wzk)
Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman is a great tragedy of an ordinary man, and all over the world people identify with Willy Loman.

Christopher Bigsby hears from four great actors - Dustin Hoffman, Warren Mitchell, Brian Dennehy and Alun Armstrong - about playing the role.

John Malkovich and Marjorie Yates, who played Biff and Linda, and the directors Michael Rudman, David Thacker and Bob Falls, recall working with the author on the Radio 4 2006 dramatisation - and in recordings made in the year before he died, Arthur Miller reflects on the Everyman he created.

Producer: Julian May.

First broadcast on Radio 4 in 2006.


TUE 07:00 Arrested Development (b0075vs2)
Episode 3

Kate's cottage is now in ruins thanks to an over-enthusiastic builder. And is that really Michael Caine in the local Croydon nick?

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
Ken ...... Andrew Wincott

Producer: Tracey Neale

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2000.


TUE 07:30 Reluctant Persuaders (b06flmfv)
Series 1

Vorsprung Durch Technik

Things are looking up for Hardacre's. They may still be London's worst ad agency, but business has begun to trickle in.

Moreover, thanks to a herculean effort by accounts chief Amanda Brook, the agency will be featured in an article in industry bible Campaign. It's a chance to answer their critics and take control of their image. A reporter is coming by today to interview the team, and Amanda needs them at their very best. Or - failing that - their least incompetent.

But the team has other things on their mind. Like Joe's divorce lawyer, who seems to have developed a sideline as a blacksmith. Or their campaign for Hardacre's mysterious gentlemen's club. Or why Teddy is covered in spiders.

Or what to do when the office lift breaks down, stranding Joe, Teddy, Amanda, and Hardacre between floors, with the woman from Campaign due any minute.

Edward Rowett's sitcom starring Nigel Havers as Rupert Hardacre, Mathew Baynton as Joe, Josie Lawrence as Amanda Brook and Rasmus Hardiker as Teddy.

Director: Alan Nixon
Producer: Gordon Kennedy

An Absolutely production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2015.


TUE 08:00 Round the Horne (b007k3n2)
Series 3

Episode 3

More swashbuckling for Kenneth Horne as 'The Three Musketeers' continues, a sea shanty from Rambling Syd Rumpo, plus Julian and Sandy go bona cruising.

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 (b00fglth)
From 04/11/1979

Special guest Terry Wogan battles to take part in the trio's puntastic sketches.

Starring Tim Brooke-Taylor, John Junkin and Barry Cryer.

Script by John Junkin and Barry Cryer, with Tim Brooke-Taylor.

Music by the Denis King Trio.

Producer: David Hatch

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1979.


TUE 09:00 The News Quiz Extra (b06h87s3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:45 Living with Mother (b010ms1h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:45 on Monday]


TUE 10:00 Don Taylor - God's Revolution (b00v8m2n)
The Man of Blood

Opposition mounts against the King, but is there enough support to depose him? English Civil War drama starring Nigel Anthony.


TUE 11:00 Mordecai Richler - Herr Bambinger (b018sxnf)
A refugee proves to be an aggravating and judgemental man of mystery. William Roberts reads Mordecai Richler's short tale. From October 1990.


TUE 11:15 Tommies (b05sst61)
4 May 1915

by Nick Warburton
Series created by Jonathan Ruffle.

Meticulously based on unit war diaries and eye-witness accounts, each episode of TOMMIES traces one real day at war, exactly 100 years ago.

Through it all, we follow the fortunes of Mickey Bliss and his fellow signallers, from the Lahore Division of the British Indian Army. They are the cogs in an immense machine, one which connects situations across the whole theatre of the war, over four long years.

A day of rest behind the lines is not easy for Mickey Bliss and his Signals colleagues. A time for not only parcels, a haircut, a drink or two, and the sourcing of valuable equipment but also bad temper.

Producers: David Hunter, Jonquil Panting, Jonathan Ruffle
Director: David Hunter.


TUE 12:00 Round the Horne (b007k3n2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 Hello Cheeky (b00fglth)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 JM Barrie - Peter Pan (b00sbf7g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 Playing the Salesman (b0076wzk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b00yqspp)
Virginia Woolf - Flush

Episode 2

2/5 Virginia Woolf's biography of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's devoted spaniel, Flush, is read by Jenny Coverack. Flush has abandoned the memories of his early days in the country, and is now Miss Barrett's constant companion in her father's house in Wimpole Street. However, when his beloved owner embarks on a very special correspondence, Flush senses change is in the air. His fears are confirmed with the arrival of a new visitor to the invalid's bedroom. When Flush realises he longer occupies the most important place in Miss Barrett's affections, he decides to make his feelings about the usurper Mr Browning clear in the only way he knows.

Abridged and produced by Sara Davies.


TUE 14:15 Grimm Thoughts (b01pfx02)
Episode 7

When the Grimm brothers first published their Children's and Household Tales in 1812, in a scholarly effort to collate a national identity of the people, it was the beginning of an obsessive project of two intricately interwoven lifetimes.

To mark the bicentenary of the first edition, writer and mythographer Marina Warner explores the many compelling and often controversial aspects of the tales in a 10-part series, revealing new insights into the stories we think we know so well, and introducing us to the charms and challenges of those that we don't.

Alongside beautifully narrated extracts from the tales themselves, renowned academics and artists who work closely with the Grimm's rich heritage add to our understanding of these deceptively complex stories.

Oedipal struggle in Cinderella; oral fixation in Hansel and Gretel; Little Red Riding Hood and attachment complex! Writers, psychologists and therapists have read deeper meanings into the Grimms' fairy tales. They have long been the subject of Freudian and Jungian interpretations and continue to be used by therapists and self-help authors today. In today's seventh episode of the series, we put the tales on the couch and discuss with psychoanalyst Susie Orbach their primal capacity to take on the unreal form of a dream.

Producer: Kevin Dawson
A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.


TUE 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b012l1yb)
Alison Lurie - Imaginary Friends

Episode 7

By Alison Lurie. Dramatised by Melissa Murray

7/10

It's the moment the Truth Seekers have been waiting for. Their spiritual guides from the planet Varna are about to arrive.

Roger ... Jonathan Forbes
McCann ... Nathan Osgood
Elsie ... Barbara Barnes
Verena ... Alex Tregear
Sissy ... Susie Riddell
Bill ... Peter Polycarpou
Mrs Munger ... Jane Whittenshaw
Ken ... Simon Bubb
Peggy Elaine Claxton

Directed by Marc Beeby.


TUE 14:45 Kenneth Tynan - Theatre Writings (b00r8fl7)
The Voice of the Young

The ecstatic 1956 review of John Osborne's kitchen-sink drama Look Back in Anger. Read by Michael Sheen and David Horovitch.


TUE 15:00 Don Taylor - God's Revolution (b00v8m2n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 Act Your Age (b00q3gjg)
Series 2

Episode 2

Simon Mayo hosts the comedy show that pits the comic generations against each other to find out which is the funniest.

Team captains Jon Richardson, Lucy Porter and Adrian Walsh are joined by Jack Whitehall, Sarah Kendall and Ronnie Golden.

Producers: Ashley Blaker and Bill Matthews.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2010.


TUE 16:30 Old Dog and Partridge (b007w3j9)
Episode 4

A ladykiller woos Mrs Drummond and Nicola is determined to find the right present for her dad Jack's birthday.

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 Finetime Fontayne as Arthur.

Producer: Liz Anstee

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1999.


TUE 17:00 Arrested Development (b0075vs2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 17:30 Reluctant Persuaders (b06flmfv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 18:00 The Scarifyers (b01s0dfq)
The Horror of Loch Ness

Episode 2

Professor Dunning's attempts to find the missing speed ace unleash terrible dangers. Stars David Warner.


TUE 18:30 That Reminds Me (b007jn6n)
Series 2

Roy Hudd

Entertainer Roy Hudd looks back at his long and varied career on stage, TV and radio, as he entertains an audience.

Featuring memories of stars he has worked with from Billy Dainty to Arthur Askey, plus his love of music hall.

Producer: Claire Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2000.


TUE 19:00 Round the Horne (b007k3n2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 Hello Cheeky (b00fglth)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 JM Barrie - Peter Pan (b00sbf7g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 Playing the Salesman (b0076wzk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 Mordecai Richler - Herr Bambinger (b018sxnf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 21:15 Tommies (b05sst61)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


TUE 22:00 Reluctant Persuaders (b06flmfv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 Twenty Players (b06h97ts)
Series 1

Archie McGillivray

Forgotten sporting heroes. Tony Gubba tells the story of the world's greatest golfing balloonist. From May 1995.


TUE 22:45 Gus Murdoch's Sacred Cows (b00fl0jv)
3. Football

Incisive reporter Gus Murdoch focuses on the joys of lower league soccer.

Written by and starring Stephen Carlin.

With:

Neil Edmond
Margaret Cabourn-Smith
Stephen Carlin
Helen Longworth
Chris Pavlo

Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

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


TUE 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b06jprlr)
The best in contemporary comedy. Diane Morgan chats to Sam Bain.


TUE 23:00 Delve Special (b007jqcn)
Series 4

There's One Born Again Every Minute

Intrepid reporter David Lander investigates unorthodox religions, and in particular the Sincere Repentist Church led by Joshua Fratt.

Written by Tony Sarchet

Starring Stephen Fry as David Lander

With Harry Enfield, Brenda Blethyn, Robert Bathurst, Phil Nice, Jack Klaff and Felicity Montagu.

Producer: Paul Mayhew Archer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1987.


TUE 23:30 Ectoplasm (b007wp38)
The Affair of the Baddie's Niece

Lord Zimbabwe and Dr Lilac travel back through the seas of time to the Wild West.

With the help of the good folk of the town of Tombstone, they must thwart the evil Waffle Baron Ike Clanton.

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

Lord Zimbabwe ...... Nick Romero
Dr Lilac ...... Dan Freedman
Ike Clanton ...... Owen Oakeshott
Miss Clanton ...... Sophie Aldred
Priest ...... Colin Guthrie
Ringo ...... Peter Donaldson

Other parts played by the cast.

Producer: Helen Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2000.



WEDNESDAY 14 OCTOBER 2015

WED 00:00 The Scarifyers (b01s0dfq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 That Reminds Me (b007jn6n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 JM Barrie - Peter Pan (b00sbf7g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 Playing the Salesman (b0076wzk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b00yqspp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday]


WED 02:15 Grimm Thoughts (b01pfx02)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Tuesday]


WED 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b012l1yb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:45 Kenneth Tynan - Theatre Writings (b00r8fl7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 Don Taylor - God's Revolution (b00v8m2n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 Act Your Age (b00q3gjg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:30 Old Dog and Partridge (b007w3j9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:30 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 Arrested Development (b0075vs2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 Reluctant Persuaders (b06flmfv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 JM Barrie - Peter Pan (b00sbrl0)
In the Mermaid's Lagoon

The mischievous boy and the children arrive in Neverland.

Starring Toyah Willcox as Peter Pan, Ron Moody as Mr Darling / Hook, Georgina Cates as Wendy, Roy Hudd as Smee and Chris Emmett as Starkey.

Dramatist: Philip Glassborow

Producer: Dirk Maggs

First heard on BBC Radio 4 in 1995.


WED 06:30 Arthur Miller: The Accidental Music Collector (b00x7fd3)
Playwright Arthur Miller taped Blues and spiritual songs of North Carolina's poor in 1941. With Christopher Bigsby. From February 2005.


WED 07:00 The Infinite Monkey Cage (b00sx2qt)
Series 2

Things Can Only Get Better?

In the last of the current series, physicist Brian Cox and comedian Robin Ince look at the notion of perfection and whether the latest advances in the biomedical sciences could ever lead us to the perfect body. What are the limitations of science, and can we visualise a future where we transcend the human form that evolution has led us to, and would we want to?

Producer: Alexandra Feachem.


WED 07:30 Sami Shah's Beginner's Guide to Pakistan (b06fn26p)
Episode 2

Sami Shah is an award-winning comedian and best-selling author, and one of Pakistan's most successful comedians. Yes, Pakistan has comedians. In A Beginner's Guide To Pakistan he has travelled to Birmingham - or, to give it its full name, the Islamic Republic of Birmingham - to give Radio 4 a quick guide to the country who have directly and/or indirectly provided the UK with 1.8% of its population: Pakistan.

In this second episode he looks at Pakistan's social and cultural history, from its music and cinema, to its increasing religious conservatism as the nature of Islam in the country has changed through the years, all the way to the best brewery in Pakistan. Alright, the only brewery in Pakistan.

Written and performed by ... Sami Shah
The Voice of the Guide ... Anita Anand
Producer ... Ed Morrish

A Beginner's Guide To Pakistan is a BBC Radio Comedy production first broadcast in 2015.


WED 08:00 The TV Lark (b019f7nb)
Opening Night

Abandon ship! Take one naval crew - disembark them and drop anchor at a TV station - and you have 'The TV Lark'.

After four series of 'The Navy Lark', the BBC decided the comedy crew needed a new setting, so where better than brand new independent station, Troutbridge TV?

New Deputy Controller of Programmes, Henry Povey spots some familiar faces...

The Producer …. Stephen Murray
The Floor Manager …. Jon Pertwee
The Director …. Leslie Phillips
Deputy Controller,Henry Povey, …. Richard Caldicot
‘Fatso’ Johnson …. Ronnie Barker
'Taffy' Goldstein/The Mayor …. Tenniel Evans
Controller,Gervais Batsford-Shaw …. Michael Bates
Janet …. Janet Brown
TTV Continuity Announcer …. Robin Boyle

Written by Lawrie Wyman

This series proved to be only a temporary change of course for the crew of HMS Troutbridge - as they were soon back aboard 'The Navy Lark' - after 10 outings of The TV Lark.

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in January 1963.


WED 08:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00dr9bb)
Series 6

Episode 9

Worries over Bill Oddie's singing voice - and the funny side of Shakespeare.

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

Written by Bill Oddie, Graeme Garden and Derek Farmer.

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 June 1968.


WED 09:00 Puzzle Panel (b00yyfmh)
Episode 9

More fiendish brain teasers with Chris Maslanka, Tony Buzan, David Singmaster and Robert Eastway. From July 1998.


WED 09:30 The Six Mothers-in-Law of Henry VIII (b0076hy9)
Episode 2

The mother of Anne Boleyn has a gentleman admirer.

Why should that threaten danger for the Queen?

Jonathan Coy stars as Henry VIII

An unreliable history, created and written in six parts by Barry Grossman.

Henry VIII ...... Jonathan Coy
Lady Boleyn ...... Diane Fletcher
Anne Boleyn ...... Lydia Leonard
Thomas Cromwell ...... Milton Johns
The Chronicler ...... Alfred Burke
Maurice Crumb ...... David Holt

Music by Jim Parker.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2003.


WED 10:00 Don Taylor - God's Revolution (b00v8rwc)
England's New Chains

Will the execution of King Charles I bring the army its longed-for freedom? English Civil War drama with Christian Rodska.


WED 11:00 Arthur Miller Short Stories (b01fnmw7)
Fame

Martin Jarvis directs acclaimed actor Alfred Molina in Miller's witty story on the nature of celebrity. Meyer Berkowitz has two hit plays running on Broadway.

Suddenly he's a star. And rich. People approach him in the street. Cabbies yell and wave at him. His photo is on the front cover of magazines. Barmen ply him with drinks on the house. But fame can be tiresome. Especially when you are accosted by an old high school friend.

Though anonymity can be oddly unwelcome too.

Playwright Miller's forensic examination of the dual aspects of stardom makes compelling points about human nature and the ego.

Reader: Alfred Molina

Director: Martin Jarvis
A Jarvis & Ayres Production for BBC Radio 4.


WED 11:15 Tommies (b05tkvkb)
11 May 1915

by Jonathan Ruffle.

Series created by Jonathan Ruffle

Meticulously based on unit war diaries and eye-witness accounts, each episode of TOMMIES traces one real day at war, exactly 100 years ago.

Through it all, we follow the fortunes of Mickey Bliss and his fellow signallers, from the Lahore Division of the British Indian Army. They are the cogs in an immense machine, one which connects situations across the whole theatre of the war, over four long years.

Indira Varma, Danny Rahim and Avin Shah star in this story, as signaller Ahmadullah Khan is posted from the immoveable wall of the Western Front, to join the very start of the Gallipoli campaign, where the Allies will attempt to dash round the back of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and win the war from the south. But there's a steep hill to climb from Gully Beach to victory - and not all the British forces want to climb it.

Producers: David Hunter, Jonquil Panting, Jonathan Ruffle
Director: Jonquil Panting.


WED 12:00 The TV Lark (b019f7nb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00dr9bb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 JM Barrie - Peter Pan (b00sbrl0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 Arthur Miller: The Accidental Music Collector (b00x7fd3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b00yqvk8)
Virginia Woolf - Flush

Episode 3

3/5 Virginia Woolf's biography of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's devoted spaniel, Flush, is read by Jenny Coverack. Miss Browning's constant companion Flush has been stolen by a gang of dog snatchers who hold their canine victims to ransom - and exact a fearful retribution if the price is not paid. Flush finds himself imprisoned in dreadful conditions in Whitechapel, while Miss Barrett becomes increasingly anxious in Wimpole Street. When her father tries to prevent her securing Flush's return, and even dear Mr Browning advises her against giving in to blackmail, she leaves her sickroom and takes matters into her own hands.

Abridged and produced by Sara Davies.


WED 14:15 Grimm Thoughts (b01pg3r3)
Episode 8

When the Grimm brothers first published their Children's and Household Tales in 1812, in a scholarly effort to collate a national identity of the people, it was the beginning of an obsessive project of two intricately interwoven lifetimes.

To mark the bicentenary of the first edition, writer and mythographer Marina Warner explores the many compelling and often controversial aspects of the tales in a 10-part series, revealing new insights into the stories we think we know so well, and introducing us to the charms and challenges of those that we don't.

Alongside beautifully narrated extracts from the tales themselves, renowned academics and artists who work closely with the Grimm's rich heritage add to our understanding of these deceptively complex stories.

By exposing the role of fairy tales in the cultural struggle over gender, feminism transformed fairy-tale studies and sparked a debate that would change the way society thinks about the stories and the words "happily ever after". In the eighth episode, we speak to writer Helen Simpson about the presentation of the tales' female characters, and how their impact and influence still resonates today.

Producer: Kevin Dawson
A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.


WED 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b012l4nd)
Alison Lurie - Imaginary Friends

Episode 8

By Alison Lurie. Dramatised by Melissa Murray

8/10

Things have taken a bizarre turn, as sociologist Tom McCann has claimed he has been possessed by the spirit of the alien guru, Ro of Varna,

Roger ... Jonathan Forbes
McCann ... Nathan Osgood
Elsie ... Barbara Barnes
Verena ... Alex Tregear
Bob/Ken... Simon Bubb
Cop ... Alun Raglan

Directed by Marc Beeby.


WED 14:45 Kenneth Tynan - Theatre Writings (b00r8jgw)
Dodging the Ban

The critic's passionate campaign against stage censorship was fearless and funny. Read by Michael Sheen and David Horovitch.


WED 15:00 Don Taylor - God's Revolution (b00v8rwc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 Puzzle Panel (b00yyfmh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


WED 16:30 The Six Mothers-in-Law of Henry VIII (b0076hy9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


WED 17:00 The Infinite Monkey Cage (b00sx2qt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 17:30 Sami Shah's Beginner's Guide to Pakistan (b06fn26p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 18:00 The Scarifyers (b01s4f4m)
The Horror of Loch Ness

Episode 3

Professor Dunning must face a prehistoric jungle, while Crowley discovers further basement terrors. Stars David Warner.


WED 18:30 Off the Page (b0076tj9)
The Book By Its Cover

Matthew Parris, Robert Elms, James Delingpole and Joolz Denby discuss whether ‘apparel oft proclaims the man’. From 2005.


WED 19:00 The TV Lark (b019f7nb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00dr9bb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 JM Barrie - Peter Pan (b00sbrl0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 Arthur Miller: The Accidental Music Collector (b00x7fd3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 Arthur Miller Short Stories (b01fnmw7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 21:15 Tommies (b05tkvkb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


WED 22:00 Sami Shah's Beginner's Guide to Pakistan (b06fn26p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 Bird Island (b01jxslg)
Series 1

Episode 2

On one hand, Ben is on the trip of a lifetime to Sub-Antarctica. On the other, he's trapped in an icy hell with one other person, a dodgy internet connection and a dictaphone. Loneliness is something of a problem. His fellow travelling scientist Graham should alleviate this, but the tragi-comic fact is, they are nerdy blokes, so they can only stumble through yet another awkward exchange. Ben experiences all the highs and lows that this beautiful, but lonely place has to offer but fails miserably to communicate this to Graham. So, Ben shares his thoughts with us in the form of an audio 'log'.

Apart from his research studying the Albatross on the Island, Ben attempts to continue normal life with an earnestness and enthusiasm which is ultimately very endearing. We're with him as chats awkwardly with Graham, telephones his mother and as he tries to form a long distance relationship with a woman through Chemistry.com. In fact, we follow Ben as everything occurs to him. We also hear the pings and whirrs of machinery, the Squawks and screeches of the birds and the vast expanse outside. Oh, and ice. Lots of ice.

EPISDE TWO:
Bird Island is the story of Ben, a young scientist working in Antarctica, trying to socially adapt to the loneliness by keeping a cheery audio diary on his Dictaphone. An atmospheric 15 minute non audience comedy.
Ben and Graham are short on food supplies and can't radio main base. Tensions rise as they are forced to survive on porridge.

Written by ..... Katy Wix

Produced by ..... Tilusha Ghelani.


WED 22:45 Before They Were Famous (b01m179h)
Series 1

Episode 2

Ian Leslie presents the comedy show which brings to light the often surprising first literary attempts of some of the world's best known writers.

A project of literary archaeology, Leslie has found evidence in the most unlikely of places - within the archives of newspapers, periodicals, corporations and universities - showcasing the early examples of work by writers such as Jilly Cooper during her brief and unfortunately unsuccessful foray into the world of war reporting, and Hunter S Thompson in his sadly short-lived phase working in the customer relations department for a major American Airline.

These are the newspaper articles, advertising copy, company correspondence and gardening manuals that allow us a fascinating glimpse into the embryonic development of our best loved literary voices - people we know today for their novels or poems but who, at the time, were just people with a dream...and a rent bill looming at the end of the month.

Produced by Anna Silver and Claire Broughton
A Hat Trick production for BBC Radio 4.


WED 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b06jpt06)
The best in contemporary comedy. Diane Morgan chats to Sam Bain.


WED 23:00 The History Plays (b01cw5p1)
Maggie Heart Galtieri

The History Play: Maggie Heart Galtieri

Maggie Watkins (Josie Lawrence) finds a young Argentinean soldier, Christian Galtieri (Javier Marzan), in her kitchen, wounded and in need of shelter. As she slowly learns why he is in hiding the pair fall in love, but as their relationship grows the Task Force lands and it becomes harder and harder to ignore the larger forces at play around them.

This is the third of Nigel Smith's series The History Plays, five two hander plays set at turning points in the history of the last five decades.

Written and directed by Nigel Smith
Produced by Gareth Edwards.


WED 23:30 Weak at the Top (b00rs8gz)
Series 1

Knowing Your Unions

Mean marketing director, John Weak discovers there's nothing legally binding about a legally binding contract.

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

Randy, devious, sexist and workshy, John Weak puts the man into management.

John Weak ...... Alexander Armstrong
Hayley ...... Clare Perkins
Sir Marcus ...... Geoffrey Whitehead
Bill Peters ...... Ron Cook
Gary Peyton ...... Ewan Bailey
Giles ...... Stephen Critchlow

Producer: Jonquil Panting

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2005.



THURSDAY 15 OCTOBER 2015

THU 00:00 The Scarifyers (b01s4f4m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 Off the Page (b0076tj9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 JM Barrie - Peter Pan (b00sbrl0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 Arthur Miller: The Accidental Music Collector (b00x7fd3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b00yqvk8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:15 Grimm Thoughts (b01pg3r3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b012l4nd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:45 Kenneth Tynan - Theatre Writings (b00r8jgw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 Don Taylor - God's Revolution (b00v8rwc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 Puzzle Panel (b00yyfmh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:30 The Six Mothers-in-Law of Henry VIII (b0076hy9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 The Infinite Monkey Cage (b00sx2qt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 Sami Shah's Beginner's Guide to Pakistan (b06fn26p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 JM Barrie - Peter Pan (b00sbrzy)
An Awfully Big Adventure

Captain Hook turns the tables, as the battle between the Lost Boys and the Pirates begins.

Starring Toyah Willcox as Peter Pan, Ron Moody as Mr Darling / Hook, Georgina Cates as Wendy, Roy Hudd as Smee and Chris Emmett as Starkey.

Dramatist: Philip Glassborow

Producer: Dirk Maggs

First heard on BBC Radio 4 in 1995.


THU 06:30 What's in Your Head (b00jnkdx)
Under pressure, when we are on our own, many of us hear the words or songs we learnt by heart as a child. This programme features people discussing how these songs have helped them in situations of extreme pressure and danger.

Heidi Vincent is a secondary school teacher in Devon whose son Theo was born prematurely at 23 weeks. She describes her four months of waiting in intensive care as being 'like in some kind of shifted reality'.

Ghias Aljundi was a political prisoner of conscience who was tortured and held in a Syrian prison cell for four years without charge. He was comforted by a poem he had memorised called My Mother.

Peter Shaw from south Wales was kidnapped while working in Georgia and held underground for four months. He found that music and songs which he had learned from his father helped him.

A Loftus production for BBC Radio 4.


THU 07:00 North by Northamptonshire (b017x4fn)
Series 2

Episode 2

Jan has Helen back at home, but is it what she really wants?

Sheila Hancock narrates the bittersweet adventures of the residents of Wadenbrook - a small town in Northamptonshire.

Written by Katherine Jakeways

John Biggins............Keith
Mackenzie Crook.........Rod
Kevin Eldon.........Jonathan / Ken
Shelia Hancock........... Narrator
Jessica Henwick.............Helen
Katherine Jakeways.... Esther / Jacqui
Felicity Montagu..............Jan
Geoffrey Palmer..........Norman
Lizzie Roper............Angela
Penelope Wilton............Mary
Rufus Wright..............Frank.

Producer: Victoria Lloyd

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2011


THU 07:30 The Brig Society (b06fnkdj)
Series 3

The Housing Crisis

In this nicely-furnished affordable programme with very attractive views, Marcus Brigstocke decides to solve the housing crisis. He'll also be building a basement under the studio and knocking down a party wall he shares with The Archers.

With him on the show are stay-at-home twenty-somethings Margaret Cabourn-Smith ("Miranda"), William Andrews ("Sorry I've Got No Head") and Tom Crowley, all of whom should really have fled the nest by now.

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

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


THU 08:00 Steptoe and Son (b007jlnf)
Series 3

TB or Not TB

Sixty years of smoking takes its toll on Albert Steptoe.

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
Receptionist ...... Jo Manning Wilson

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

Producer: Bobby Jaye

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in April 1971.


THU 08:30 The Marx Brothers' Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel (b0081s3d)
Series 2

Episode 3

Can crooked lawyer Waldorf T Flywheel free his jailed assistant Ravelli?

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 Genius (b008h5bx)
Series 2

Carol Vorderman

Rotating rooms and flexible retirement?

Dave Gorman asks TV’s Carol Vorderman to choose the public's best loopy idea.

Award-winning comedian Dave Gorman and a celebrity guest chew over the ridiculous, unworkable but sometimes genius inventions, schemes and policies of the public.

Producer: Simon Nicholls

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2006.


THU 09:30 No Commitments (b007jntb)
Series 6

Make My Day

It's a big day for Anna's new partner Stuart at his gallery, but will her sisters ruin it? Stars Rosemary Leach. From July 1999.


THU 10:00 Don Taylor - God's Revolution (b00vc9ps)
The Sea Green Banner

In 1649, the soldiers' discontent with their leaders rises, and London women get marching. English Civil War drama with Eric Allen.


THU 11:00 Arthur Miller Short Stories (b01fnmx6)
Please Don't Kill Anything

Acclaimed actor Alfred Molina performs Arthur Miller's affecting 'Monroe' story. It has an especial extra resonance as it seems the nearest Miller came to characterising Marilyn Monroe within a short story. The sweet, dedicated girl-wife - and he, the loving older husband - still at the beginning of what could be a perfect, idyllic partnership.

A married couple watch fishermen on a beach at sundown unloading their latest catch. She worries over the ones that will die needlessly, unacceptable to the fishermen but not returned to the sea. She tries to throw some of them back. The husband, amused, patiently indulges her childlike obsession.

The generosity of spirit and understanding between the two is movingly conveyed and seems to echo aspects of Miller's own relationship with Monroe. Written in 1960, its sense of contentment and celebration contrasts notably with what we know was to happen between them soon afterwards. He doesn't foresee the tragedies to come... Or does he?

Reader: Alfred Molina

Director: Martin Jarvis
A Jarvis & Ayres Productions for BBC Radio 4.


THU 11:15 Tommies (b05v7tjm)
18 May 1915

by Michael Chaplin. Series created by Jonathan Ruffle.

Meticulously based on unit war diaries and eye-witness accounts, each episode of TOMMIES traces one real day at war, exactly 100 years ago.

We are now in 1915 and continuing to follow the fortunes of Mickey Bliss and his fellow signallers, from the Lahore Division of the British Indian Army. They are the cogs in an immense machine, one which connects situations across the whole theatre of the war, over four long years.

Indira Varma, Pippa Nixon and Parth Thakerar star in this story, set on the Eastern Front where the Russian army has been routed at Gorlice. The Russians are retreating, but the renegade Prince Balashov is determined to wrench some kind of victory from defeat. British surgeon Celestine de Tullio has found enough new purpose in War, to play a part in this plan.

Producers: David Hunter, Jonquil Panting, Jonathan Ruffle
Director: Nandita Ghose.


THU 12:00 Steptoe and Son (b007jlnf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 The Marx Brothers' Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel (b0081s3d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 JM Barrie - Peter Pan (b00sbrzy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 What's in Your Head (b00jnkdx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b00yrfwp)
Virginia Woolf - Flush

Episode 4

4/5 Virginia Woolf's lighthearted biography of poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning's spaniel, Flush, is read by Jenny Coverack.Flush's life changes dramatically as his mistress and her new husband leave Wimpole Street behind them and travel to Italy. As the Brownings begin their married life in Florence, Flush too finds a new lease of life amid the rich sensations and smells of the Florentine alleys and fields. Once again, however, a new arrival threatens to disturb the enjoyable routine.

Abridged and produced by Sara Davies.


THU 14:15 Grimm Thoughts (b01pgh23)
Episode 9

When the Grimm brothers first published their Children's and Household Tales in 1812, in a scholarly effort to collate a national identity of the people, it was the beginning of an obsessive project of two intricately interwoven lifetimes.

To mark the bicentenary of the first edition, writer and mythographer Marina Warner explores the many compelling and often controversial aspects of the tales in a 10-part series, revealing new insights into the stories we think we know so well, and introducing us to the charms and challenges of those that we don't.

Alongside beautifully narrated extracts from the tales themselves, renowned academics and artists who work closely with the Grimm's rich heritage add to our understanding of these deceptively complex stories.

In the ninth episode, we break the silence on the tales' history of censorship. Throughout their lifetime the collection's innocent veneer has had its blood, violence, and sexual overtones softened or removed altogether by successive editors, each reacting to the particular sensitivities of the day, and even to the Grimms themselves.

Even so the stories have found as many champions as censors, most notably J.R.R. Tolkien in his defence of The Juniper Tree's brutal depiction of murder. Why is it that although the details that prove controversial have changed over time - each one a telling insight into the temperament of a society - the tales' fundamental power to shock remains unchanged?

Producer: Kevin Dawson
A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.


THU 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b012lkkb)
Alison Lurie - Imaginary Friends

Episode 9

By Alison Lurie. Dramatised by Melissa Murray

9/10

Following an argument during which a shot was fired, Tom McCann and his fellow Truth Seekers have come to the attention of the local police.

Roger ... Jonathan Forbes
McCann ... Nathan Osgood
Elsie ... Barbara Barnes
Verena ... Alex Tregear
Bob/Ken... Simon Bubb
Bill/Cop ... Peter Polycarpou
Mrs Munger ... Jane Whittenshaw
Cop ... Alun Raglan

Directed by Marc Beeby.


THU 14:45 Kenneth Tynan - Theatre Writings (b00r92l8)
A Verbal Wizard

Reviews for The Entertainer, A Taste of Honey and heralding Harold Pinter. Read by Michael Sheen and David Horovitch.


THU 15:00 Don Taylor - God's Revolution (b00vc9ps)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 Genius (b008h5bx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


THU 16:30 No Commitments (b007jntb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


THU 17:00 North by Northamptonshire (b017x4fn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 17:30 The Brig Society (b06fnkdj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 18:00 The Scarifyers (b01s7w2b)
The Horror of Loch Ness

Episode 4

Can Harry Crow defeat the devilish locals? Can Professor Dunning escape the time trap? Stars David Warner.


THU 18:30 Great Lives (b0076rpv)
Series 7

John D Rockefeller

4 Extra Debut. Financier and arts leader Martin Smith chooses American business tycoon, John D Rockerfeller. With Francine Stock. From May 2005.


THU 19:00 Steptoe and Son (b007jlnf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 The Marx Brothers' Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel (b0081s3d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 JM Barrie - Peter Pan (b00sbrzy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 What's in Your Head (b00jnkdx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 Arthur Miller Short Stories (b01fnmx6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


THU 21:15 Tommies (b05v7tjm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


THU 22:00 The Brig Society (b06fnkdj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 Newsjack (b06hj04z)
Series 13

Episode 6

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 23:00 We Are Klang: Amazing Lives (b007k3p8)
Explorer

Presumed dead after a 20-year trek, two explorers reveal their findings. Stars Greg Davies and Steve Hall. From April 2007.


THU 23:30 The Mark Steel Lecture (b007jv1g)
Series 1

Oliver Cromwell

Soldier statesman, Oliver Cromwell kicks off radical comic Mark Steel's profile.

Series of humorous lectures covering historical figures who shaped their era

With Melanie Hudson and Martin Hyder.

Producer: Phil Clarke

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1999.



FRIDAY 16 OCTOBER 2015

FRI 00:00 The Scarifyers (b01s7w2b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 Great Lives (b0076rpv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 JM Barrie - Peter Pan (b00sbrzy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 What's in Your Head (b00jnkdx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b00yrfwp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:15 Grimm Thoughts (b01pgh23)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b012lkkb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:45 Kenneth Tynan - Theatre Writings (b00r92l8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 Don Taylor - God's Revolution (b00vc9ps)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 Genius (b008h5bx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:30 No Commitments (b007jntb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 North by Northamptonshire (b017x4fn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 The Brig Society (b06fnkdj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 JM Barrie - Peter Pan (b00sct9q)
Spring Cleaning Time Again

Wendy longs for home, but first she and the brothers must be rescued from Captain Hook.

Starring Toyah Willcox as Peter Pan, Ron Moody as Mr Darling / Hook, June Whitfield as Mrs Darling, Georgina Cates as Wendy, Roy Hudd as Smee and Chris Emmett as Starkey.

Dramatist: Philip Glassborow

Producer: Dirk Maggs

First heard on BBC Radio 4 in 1995.


FRI 06:30 Merry Widows (b00mb9pk)
Women whose much-loved husbands have died describe finding unexpected happiness late in life, and the challenge of creating a new identity. Restarting a life when one suddenly finds oneself alone, having been married for decades, and for all of one's adult life, is never easy. There are contributions from women who had never lived on their own: people who married early, and happily, and stayed married. But then comes the blow of their husbands' death; they explain what happened next - and it surprised everyone

A Loftus Audio production for BBC Radio 4.


FRI 07:00 The Change (b0076p3r)
Series 3

Episode 3

With both couples' relationships seemingly over, another bombshell hits: there's a baby on the way. How on earth will the news be received?

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

Series 3 of the sitcom about a married couple's attempts to smooth over their singularly troubled midlife funk - 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 Shedtown (b01ppn91)
Series 2

Shed Report

Who hasn't thought about running away from it all at some time or other? Throwing caution to the wind, wrenching oneself out of a long established orbit to head for the deep space of the unknown?

In series two of Shedtown, our wooden icon of escape and isolation - the shed - continues to be a symbol of possibility and change. Our Sheddists arrived and survived - and, now waking from a beach-baked slumber, the familiar residents find faces old and new on the sand.

Episode 1:
Deborah Dearden arrives back at the beach. Not such a stranger - yet stranger still.

Barry............................Tony Pitts
Jimmy..........................Stephen Mangan
Eleanor..................Ronni Ancona
Colin........................Johnny Vegas
Deborah.....................Emma Fryer
William..................Adrian Manfredi
Diane....................Rosina Carbone
Dave......................Shaun Dooley
Father Michael........James Quinn
Wes......................Warren Brown
Nell...........................Eleanor Samson

Narrator.................Maxine Peake
Music....................Paul Heaton and Jonny Lexus

Written and Directed by Tony Pitts
Produced by Sally Harrison

A Woolyback Production for BBC Radio 4.


FRI 08:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jnqr)
Series 5

The Americans Hit Town

Visiting servicemen get Griselda excited and Sid all keen to rent out the lad's rooms.

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 March 1958.


FRI 08:30 The Goon Show (b00qyqd7)
Series 6

The Man Who Won the War (Seagoon MCC)

How Neddie Seagoon 'invented' the barrage balloon and other wartime (mis)adventures.

Groundbreaking, surreal BBC radio comedy written by Spike Milligan and Eric Sykes.

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 Bruce Campbell.

Announcer: Wallace Greenslade

Producer: Peter Eton

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in September 1955.


FRI 09:00 The 3rd Degree (b00yyc89)
Series 1

Durham

Coming this week from Durham University, host Steve Punt asks Earth Scientists about Philip Larkin, and English Literature professors about Fish from Marillion. So if you're struggling to remember what happened to Solomon Grundy on Saturday, why the witches in Macbeth speak in trochees not iambs and which footballer was sent off during the 2006 World Cup Final for nutting his opponent - this is the quiz show for you.

"The 3rd Degree" is a funny, lively and dynamic new quiz show aimed at cultivating the next generation of Radio 4 listeners whilst delighting the current ones. It's recorded on location at a different University each week, and it pits three Undergraduates against three of their Professors. Being a Radio 4 programme, it of course meets the most stringent standards of academic rigour - but with lots of facts and jokes thrown in for good measure.

Together with host Steve Punt, the show tours the (sometimes posh, sometimes murky, but always welcoming!) Union buildings, cafés and lecture halls of six universities across the UK.

The rounds vary between Specialist Subjects and General Knowledge, quickfire bell-and-buzzer rounds and the 'Highbrow & Lowbrow' round cunningly devised to test not only the students' knowledge of current affairs, history, languages and science, but also their Professors' awareness of television, film, and Lady Gaga... In addition, the Head-to-Head rounds, in which students take on their Professors in their own subjects, were particularly lively, and offered plenty of scope for mild embarrassment on both sides...

The resulting show is funny, fresh, and not a little bit surprising, with a truly varied range of scores, friendly rivalry, and moments where students wished they had more than just glanced at that reading list...

Producer: David Tyler
A Pozzitive production for BBC Radio 4.


FRI 09:30 Albert and Me (b007js8c)
Series 1

Looking for a Job

Single dad Bryan needs a job, but can he find an employer who'll let him bring his young son Albert along?

Stars Richard Beckinsale as Bryan Archer, Pat Coombs as Mum/Albert and John Comer as Dad. With Terence Alexander as Rex and Madeline Smith as Stephanie.

Written by Jim Eldridge.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in November 1977.


FRI 10:00 Don Taylor - God's Revolution (b00vcwhw)
For the Agreement of the Sword

1649, and Cromwell is determined to foil the soldiers' rebellion. English Civil War drama with Bernard Hepton and Graham Blockey.


FRI 11:00 Arthur Miller Short Stories (b01fhjlr)
Beavers

Directed by Martin Jarvis, award-winning American actor Hector Elizondo reads Miller's canny tale of a man trying to rid his pond of beavers. At first he's baffled by their behaviour. Miller uses the idea to examine the mystery of knowing (and perhaps understanding) another creature's motives. Perplexed, the man considers this enigma.

The conventional analysis is that beaver dam building has, as its purpose, the blocking of a small stream with a dam, in order to create a pond in which the beaver can build its lodge and raise its family, safe from predators.
But this fellow already has a deep pond in which to build its lodge. Indeed, it has already built one. So why does it need to stuff the overflow pipe, and thereby raise the pond level?Why is the beaver creating a pond where a perfect one already exists? Soon the man feels himself weakening before such absolute dedication.

He comes to a surprising conclusion which forces him to admire the beavers' complexity, to respect their intelligence - compared to his own doubting nature, his fractured convictions.

Producer: Martin Jarvis
A Jarvis and Ayres production for BBC Radio 4.


FRI 11:15 Tommies (b05vx1bv)
25 May 1915

by Michael Chaplin
Series created by Jonathan Ruffle.

Meticulously based on unit war diaries and eye-witness accounts, each episode of TOMMIES traces one real day at war, exactly 100 years ago.

Through it all, we follow the fortunes of Mickey Bliss and his fellow signallers, from the Lahore Division of the British Indian Army. They are the cogs in an immense machine, one which connects situations across the whole theatre of the war, over four long years.

Today Mickey Bliss is in London, taking time out from signals training at Aldershot to look up an old friend who might finance his much-needed overhearing device. But he also encounters someone much closer.

Producers: David Hunter, Jonquil Panting, Jonathan Ruffle
Director: David Hunter.


FRI 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jnqr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 The Goon Show (b00qyqd7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 JM Barrie - Peter Pan (b00sct9q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 Merry Widows (b00mb9pk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b00yrgzc)
Virginia Woolf - Flush

Episode 5

5/5 Virginia Woolf's biography of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's beloved spaniel, Flush, is read by Jenny Coverack.
The Brownings have settled happily in Florence, their little boy is growing up, and Flush is growing old. He can't understand his mistress's new enthusiasm for summoning the spirits, and he's lost his old passion for roaming the streets and fields of Florence. It's time for him to lie in the shade of a market stall and remember the good times he's lived through.

Abridged and produced by Sara Davies.


FRI 14:15 Grimm Thoughts (b01pgll1)
Episode 10

When the Grimm brothers first published their Children's and Household Tales in 1812, in a scholarly effort to collate a national identity of the people, it was the beginning of an obsessive project of two intricately interwoven lifetimes.

To mark the bicentenary of the first edition, writer and mythographer Marina Warner explores the many compelling and often controversial aspects of the tales in a 10-part series, revealing new insights into the stories we think we know so well, and introducing us to the charms and challenges of those that we don't.

Alongside beautifully narrated extracts from the tales themselves, renowned academics and artists who work closely with the Grimm's rich heritage add to our understanding of these deceptively complex stories.

In the final episode, with fairy tales enjoying a renaissance across film and literature, we look to the future of these tales that have haunted our past and the fundamental appeal of storytelling.

Considering Hansel and Gretel, a universal story of the joys and dangers of youth and innocence, we speak to playwright Lucy Kirkwood about her brand new National Theatre adaptation of the tale, and explore what the many contemporary takes on the Grimms' legacy might tell us about the modern world.

Producer: Kevin Dawson
A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.


FRI 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b012llrv)
Alison Lurie - Imaginary Friends

Episode 10

By Alison Lurie. Dramatised by Melissa Murray

10/10

Roger, on his way to visit Tom McCann in hospital, has stopped off to visit Elsie, where he has heard some terrible news.

Roger ... Jonathan Forbes
McCann ... Nathan Osgood
Elsie ... Barbara Barnes
Mrs Munger ... Jane Whittenshaw
Nurse ... Elaine Claxton

Directed by Marc Beeby.


FRI 14:45 Kenneth Tynan - Theatre Writings (b00r9y0y)
An Open Letter

The critic's surprisingly negative 1962 review about his idol Laurence Olivier. Read by Michael Sheen and David Horovitch.


FRI 15:00 Don Taylor - God's Revolution (b00vcwhw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 The 3rd Degree (b00yyc89)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


FRI 16:30 Albert and Me (b007js8c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


FRI 17:00 The Change (b0076p3r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 17:30 Shedtown (b01ppn91)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 18:00 Kurt Vonnegut - Thanasphere (b007jqzb)
Major Allen Rice is the first American astronaut in space. His military mission is to report back weather conditions over enemy terrain. Lift off goes well and the spaceship settles into its orbit, with regular radio reports coming back to base.

But then, somehow the major hears a child crying. What happens next takes this pioneering mission in a direction no-one could have predicted...

American writer, Kurt Vonnuegut's delicious piece of sci-fi philosophy from the 1950's is read by Kerry Shale.

Producer: Joanne Lafferty

Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in 2004.


FRI 18:30 Soul Music (b00763hf)
Series 2

In the Mood

Critic Alyn Shipton and Glen Miller’s trombonist Paul Tanner, reflect on the impact of the jitterbug super hit.

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

Producer: Lucy Lunt

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2001.


FRI 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jnqr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 The Goon Show (b00qyqd7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 JM Barrie - Peter Pan (b00sct9q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 Merry Widows (b00mb9pk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Arthur Miller Short Stories (b01fhjlr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 21:15 Tommies (b05vx1bv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


FRI 22:00 Shedtown (b01ppn91)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 BBC New Comedy Awards (b06hjhyc)
2015

Heat seven

The next heat in comedy's most prestigious new talent competition from Birmingham's famous Glee Club.

Our host Justin Moorhouse presents some of the best new comedians from across the UK.

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

Produced by Lyndsay Fenner and Kerry McCarthy.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra in October 2015.


FRI 23:30 The Skivers (b00j5l87)
Series 3

Peter Stringfellow

Nightclubbing in London, courtesy of Peter Stringfellow. Sketch show with Nick Golsen and Tim de Jongh. From January 1997.




LIST OF THIS WEEK'S PROGRAMMES
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15 Minute Drama 02:30 FRI (b012lkkb)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 FRI (b012llrv)

28 Acts in 28 Minutes 23:30 SAT (b008kmqx)

30 Eggs (Omnibus) 13:00 SAT (b06gx5ph)

30 Eggs (Omnibus) 01:00 SUN (b06gx5ph)

A Good Read 18:30 MON (b0075xrd)

A Good Read 00:30 TUE (b0075xrd)

Act Your Age 16:00 TUE (b00q3gjg)

Act Your Age 04:00 WED (b00q3gjg)

Albert and Me 04:30 SAT (b007jynb)

Albert and Me 09:30 FRI (b007js8c)

Albert and Me 16:30 FRI (b007js8c)

Archive on 4 08:00 SAT (b0134xn5)

Archive on 4 15:00 SAT (b0134xn5)

Archive on 4 03:00 SUN (b0134xn5)

Arrested Development 07:00 TUE (b0075vs2)

Arrested Development 17:00 TUE (b0075vs2)

Arrested Development 05:00 WED (b0075vs2)

Arthur Miller Short Stories 11:00 WED (b01fnmw7)

Arthur Miller Short Stories 21:00 WED (b01fnmw7)

Arthur Miller Short Stories 11:00 THU (b01fnmx6)

Arthur Miller Short Stories 21:00 THU (b01fnmx6)

Arthur Miller Short Stories 11:00 FRI (b01fhjlr)

Arthur Miller Short Stories 21:00 FRI (b01fhjlr)

Arthur Miller: The Accidental Music Collector 06:30 WED (b00x7fd3)

Arthur Miller: The Accidental Music Collector 13:30 WED (b00x7fd3)

Arthur Miller: The Accidental Music Collector 20:30 WED (b00x7fd3)

Arthur Miller: The Accidental Music Collector 01:30 THU (b00x7fd3)

As Time Goes By 08:30 MON (b06h311g)

As Time Goes By 12:30 MON (b06h311g)

As Time Goes By 19:30 MON (b06h311g)

BBC New Comedy Awards 22:30 FRI (b06hjhyc)

Before They Were Famous 22:45 WED (b01m179h)

Bird Island 22:30 WED (b01jxslg)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 SAT (b00wbqjc)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 MON (b00yqjtl)

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Book at Bedtime 14:00 WED (b00yqvk8)

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Book at Bedtime 14:00 THU (b00yrfwp)

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Book at Bedtime 14:00 FRI (b00yrgzc)

Book of the Week 02:45 SAT (b00dz9v8)

Bowling for Love 01:30 SAT (b00mr5r6)

Carey Harrison - A Call from the Dead 00:00 SAT (b01nf2h9)

Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! 07:30 SUN (b00h8n6q)

Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! 17:30 SUN (b00h8n6q)

Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! 22:00 SUN (b00h8n6q)

Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! 05:30 MON (b00h8n6q)

Crossing the Glacier by Berlie Doherty 11:00 MON (b007jv9m)

Crossing the Glacier by Berlie Doherty 21:00 MON (b007jv9m)

Dad's Army 08:00 MON (b007jpcv)

Dad's Army 12:00 MON (b007jpcv)

Dad's Army 19:00 MON (b007jpcv)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 11:50 SUN (b00lt16w)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 19:50 SUN (b00lt16w)

Delve Special 23:00 TUE (b007jqcn)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:15 SUN (b06gy2s3)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:15 SUN (b06gy2s3)

Doctor Who 18:00 SAT (b06gxdks)

Doctor Who 00:00 SUN (b06gxdks)

Don Taylor - God's Revolution 03:00 SAT (b00v7sqn)

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E Nesbit - Hurst of Hurstcote 18:45 SUN (b007jmyy)

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Ectoplasm 23:30 TUE (b007wp38)

Educating Archie 08:00 SUN (b007jx7p)

Educating Archie 12:00 SUN (b007jx7p)

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Frankie Howerd 08:30 SUN (b007jmtr)

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Genius 12:00 SAT (b0076vc0)

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Geoffrey Parkinson - The Annunciation 16:00 SUN (b06h1nmk)

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Great Lives 18:30 THU (b0076rpv)

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Grimm Thoughts 02:15 SAT (b01pcvlb)

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Gus Murdoch's Sacred Cows 22:45 TUE (b00fl0jv)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:00 FRI (b007jnqr)

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Hello Cheeky 08:30 TUE (b00fglth)

Hello Cheeky 12:30 TUE (b00fglth)

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Hercule Poirot 06:00 SAT (b007qmt9)

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I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 08:30 WED (b00dr9bb)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 12:30 WED (b00dr9bb)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 19:30 WED (b00dr9bb)

Imaginary Friends Omnibus 06:00 SUN (b012kwzy)

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JM Barrie - Peter Pan 06:00 TUE (b00sbf7g)

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Just a Minute 17:30 MON (b06fkm2w)

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Kenneth Tynan - Theatre Writings 14:45 MON (b00r8c9p)

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Kenneth Tynan - Theatre Writings 02:45 THU (b00r8jgw)

Kenneth Tynan - Theatre Writings 14:45 THU (b00r92l8)

Kenneth Tynan - Theatre Writings 02:45 FRI (b00r92l8)

Kenneth Tynan - Theatre Writings 14:45 FRI (b00r9y0y)

Knowing Steve, Knowing You 09:00 SAT (b06gx1tz)

Knowing Steve, Knowing You 19:00 SAT (b06gx1tz)

Kurt Vonnegut - Thanasphere 18:00 FRI (b007jqzb)

Lady Curzon and a Pineapple 06:45 MON (b00cm6ww)

Lady Curzon and a Pineapple 13:45 MON (b00cm6ww)

Lady Curzon and a Pineapple 20:45 MON (b00cm6ww)

Lady Curzon and a Pineapple 01:45 TUE (b00cm6ww)

Liam Mullone's Disappointing World 05:30 SAT (b06f54rz)

Living with Mother 23:45 MON (b010ms1h)

Living with Mother 09:45 TUE (b010ms1h)

Liz Lochhead - Maleficium 18:00 SUN (b00761fp)

Liz Lochhead - Maleficium 00:00 MON (b00761fp)

Lucinda Lambton's Elevations and Revelations 07:30 SAT (b0075y19)

Lucinda Lambton's Elevations and Revelations 17:30 SAT (b0075y19)

Lucinda Lambton's Elevations and Revelations 05:30 SUN (b0075y19)

Margaret Thatcher: Everything She Wants - Omnibus 09:00 SUN (b06gy23n)

Margaret Thatcher: Everything She Wants - Omnibus 20:00 SUN (b06gy23n)

Mark Watson Makes the World Substantially Better 22:00 SAT (b00d75nw)

Merry Widows 06:30 FRI (b00mb9pk)

Merry Widows 13:30 FRI (b00mb9pk)

Merry Widows 20:30 FRI (b00mb9pk)

Miss Marple 01:00 SAT (b007jpqv)

Mordecai Richler - Herr Bambinger 11:00 TUE (b018sxnf)

Mordecai Richler - Herr Bambinger 21:00 TUE (b018sxnf)

Newsjack 23:00 SUN (b06g7bpf)

Newsjack 22:30 THU (b06hj04z)

No Commitments 09:30 THU (b007jntb)

No Commitments 16:30 THU (b007jntb)

No Commitments 04:30 FRI (b007jntb)

North by Northamptonshire 07:00 THU (b017x4fn)

North by Northamptonshire 17:00 THU (b017x4fn)

North by Northamptonshire 05:00 FRI (b017x4fn)

Off the Page 18:30 WED (b0076tj9)

Off the Page 00:30 THU (b0076tj9)

Old Dog and Partridge 16:30 TUE (b007w3j9)

Old Dog and Partridge 04:30 WED (b007w3j9)

On the Town with the League of Gentlemen 22:30 SUN (b007k2qm)

Pier People 07:15 SUN (b00760n7)

Pier People 14:15 SUN (b00760n7)

Pier People 02:15 MON (b00760n7)

Playing the Salesman 06:30 TUE (b0076wzk)

Playing the Salesman 13:30 TUE (b0076wzk)

Playing the Salesman 20:30 TUE (b0076wzk)

Playing the Salesman 01:30 WED (b0076wzk)

Poetry Extra 17:00 SUN (b06h838s)

Poetry Extra 05:00 MON (b06h838s)

Puzzle Panel 09:00 WED (b00yyfmh)

Puzzle Panel 16:00 WED (b00yyfmh)

Puzzle Panel 04:00 THU (b00yyfmh)

Reluctant Persuaders 07:30 TUE (b06flmfv)

Reluctant Persuaders 17:30 TUE (b06flmfv)

Reluctant Persuaders 22:00 TUE (b06flmfv)

Reluctant Persuaders 05:30 WED (b06flmfv)

Ronald Frame Short Stories 15:45 SUN (b06h1kpk)

Ronald Frame Short Stories 03:45 MON (b06h1kpk)

Round the Horne 08:00 TUE (b007k3n2)

Round the Horne 12:00 TUE (b007k3n2)

Round the Horne 19:00 TUE (b007k3n2)

Sami Shah's Beginner's Guide to Pakistan 07:30 WED (b06fn26p)

Sami Shah's Beginner's Guide to Pakistan 17:30 WED (b06fn26p)

Sami Shah's Beginner's Guide to Pakistan 22:00 WED (b06fn26p)

Sami Shah's Beginner's Guide to Pakistan 05:30 THU (b06fn26p)

Sascha Arango - Reading Europe: The Truth and Other Lies Omnibus 14:30 SUN (b06h1fqq)

Sascha Arango - Reading Europe: The Truth and Other Lies Omnibus 02:30 MON (b06h1fqq)

Saturday Night Fry 23:00 SAT (b0091t5j)

Shedtown 07:30 FRI (b01ppn91)

Shedtown 17:30 FRI (b01ppn91)

Shedtown 22:00 FRI (b01ppn91)

Soul Music 00:30 SAT (b06g7tf8)

Soul Music 18:30 FRI (b00763hf)

Steptoe and Son 08:00 THU (b007jlnf)

Steptoe and Son 12:00 THU (b007jlnf)

Steptoe and Son 19:00 THU (b007jlnf)

TED Radio Hour 11:00 SUN (b06h1d11)

TED Radio Hour 19:00 SUN (b06h1d11)

That Reminds Me 18:30 TUE (b007jn6n)

That Reminds Me 00:30 WED (b007jn6n)

The 3rd Degree 04:00 SAT (b00yqhrp)

The 3rd Degree 09:00 FRI (b00yyc89)

The 3rd Degree 16:00 FRI (b00yyc89)

The Brig Society 07:30 THU (b06fnkdj)

The Brig Society 17:30 THU (b06fnkdj)

The Brig Society 22:00 THU (b06fnkdj)

The Brig Society 05:30 FRI (b06fnkdj)

The Change 05:00 SAT (b0076p0j)

The Change 07:00 FRI (b0076p3r)

The Change 17:00 FRI (b0076p3r)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 SAT (b06jpqr9)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 SUN (b06jpr5y)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 TUE (b06jprlr)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 WED (b06jpt06)

The Goon Show 08:30 FRI (b00qyqd7)

The Goon Show 12:30 FRI (b00qyqd7)

The Goon Show 19:30 FRI (b00qyqd7)

The History Plays 23:00 WED (b01cw5p1)

The In Crowd 22:30 MON (b06h87lz)

The Infinite Monkey Cage 07:00 WED (b00sx2qt)

The Infinite Monkey Cage 17:00 WED (b00sx2qt)

The Infinite Monkey Cage 05:00 THU (b00sx2qt)

The Mark Steel Lecture 23:30 THU (b007jv1g)

The Marx Brothers' Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel 08:30 THU (b0081s3d)

The Marx Brothers' Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel 12:30 THU (b0081s3d)

The Marx Brothers' Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel 19:30 THU (b0081s3d)

The Motion Show 09:00 MON (b0075rmr)

The Motion Show 16:00 MON (b0075rmr)

The Motion Show 04:00 TUE (b0075rmr)

The News Quiz Extra 23:00 MON (b06h87s3)

The News Quiz Extra 09:00 TUE (b06h87s3)

The Nick Revell Show 23:30 SUN (b007jp45)

The Routemasters by Andrew McGibbon 18:30 SAT (b007jnqx)

The Routemasters by Andrew McGibbon 00:30 SUN (b007jnqx)

The Scarifyers 18:00 MON (b01rs2gv)

The Scarifyers 00:00 TUE (b01rs2gv)

The Scarifyers 18:00 TUE (b01s0dfq)

The Scarifyers 00:00 WED (b01s0dfq)

The Scarifyers 18:00 WED (b01s4f4m)

The Scarifyers 00:00 THU (b01s4f4m)

The Scarifyers 18:00 THU (b01s7w2b)

The Scarifyers 00:00 FRI (b01s7w2b)

The Six Mothers-in-Law of Henry VIII 12:30 SAT (b0076hv6)

The Six Mothers-in-Law of Henry VIII 09:30 WED (b0076hy9)

The Six Mothers-in-Law of Henry VIII 16:30 WED (b0076hy9)

The Six Mothers-in-Law of Henry VIII 04:30 THU (b0076hy9)

The Skivers 23:30 FRI (b00j5l87)

The TV Lark 08:00 WED (b019f7nb)

The TV Lark 12:00 WED (b019f7nb)

The TV Lark 19:00 WED (b019f7nb)

Tommies 11:15 MON (b03thc6p)

Tommies 21:15 MON (b03thc6p)

Tommies 11:15 TUE (b05sst61)

Tommies 21:15 TUE (b05sst61)

Tommies 11:15 WED (b05tkvkb)

Tommies 21:15 WED (b05tkvkb)

Tommies 11:15 THU (b05v7tjm)

Tommies 21:15 THU (b05v7tjm)

Tommies 11:15 FRI (b05vx1bv)

Tommies 21:15 FRI (b05vx1bv)

Tonight 22:30 SAT (b016ljlz)

Turf Wars 07:00 MON (b00zm084)

Turf Wars 17:00 MON (b00zm084)

Turf Wars 05:00 TUE (b00zm084)

Twenty Players 22:30 TUE (b06h97ts)

We Are Klang: Amazing Lives 23:00 THU (b007k3p8)

Weak at the Top 23:30 WED (b00rs8gz)

What's in Your Head 06:30 THU (b00jnkdx)

What's in Your Head 13:30 THU (b00jnkdx)

What's in Your Head 20:30 THU (b00jnkdx)

What's in Your Head 01:30 FRI (b00jnkdx)