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SATURDAY 31 OCTOBER 2015

SAT 00:00 Mind's Eye (b007jyvk)
Lodgers

Maeve Hamilton runs a busy bed and breakfast in Dublin, but only she seems to be able to see the guests. Psychotherapists Lorcan and Aoife investigate...

Five tales of the paranormal written by Gemma McMullan and Gerry Casey.

CAST:

Lorcan Molloy …. Dermot Crowley
Aoife Molloy …. Cathy Belton
Fergus Rainer …. Mark Lambert
Brian Walsh …. Richard Orr
Maeve Hamilton …. Stella McCusker
Daniel Hamilton …. Miche Doherty
Gillian Power …. Aine McCartney

Director: Eoin O'Callaghan

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by BBC Northern Ireland and first broadcast in 2006.


SAT 00:30 Soul Music (b00763px)
Series 2

Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye

Anna Blundy, Robert Offord and Colin Murray Parkes reflect on the impact of Cole Porter's song of farewell and parting.

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

Producer: Rosie Boulton

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2001.


SAT 01:00 Hercule Poirot (b0109byt)
Peril at End House

Episode 5

Hercule Poirot summons everyone to End House. Can the Belgian sleuth finally unmask the murderer?

Agatha Christie's whodunit stars John Moffatt as Hercule Poirot

Hercule Poirot …. John Moffatt
Captain Hastings …. Simon Williams
Frederica Rice …. Suzanna Hamilton
George Challenger …. Andrew Wincott
Nick Buckley …. Gemma Saunders
Mr Croft …. Terence Edmond
Mrs Croft …. Richenda Carey
Charles Vyse …. Stephen Critchlow
Chief Inspector Japp …. Bryan Pringle
Jimmy Lazarus …. Sean Arnold

Dramatist: Michael Bakewell

Director: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2000.


SAT 01:30 Vital Mental Medicine: Shackleton's Banjo (b00wdgr5)
As his ship was sinking through the Antarctic pack-ice, Ernest Shackleton allowed each member of his expedition to take 2lbs of possessions with them as they abandoned ship. One exception was made; Shackleton saved Leonard Hussey's banjo saying, "We must have that banjo. It's vital mental medicine."

So it proved; when Shackleton set off in a small boat to sail to South Georgia to get help, he left behind on Elephant Island twenty-two men. They lived for months under an upturned boat and some old sails. Every Saturday the banjo-playing meteorologist mounted a concert. He composed songs and whenever they caught a seal to eat brought out his banjo. He played, the men sang - and anger and depression were kept at bay.

Leonard Hussey survived, as did his banjo, now in the National Maritime Museum, its skin marked with a dozen signatures of members of the failed expedition to the South Pole.

Tim van Eyken is best known as a squeeze-box player and singer - he was the Song Man in 'War Horse' at the National Theatre. But he also plays the banjo. Tim explores the character of Hussey and the role he and his banjo played in saving the sanity of the explorers. He plays some of his songs - sadly not on Hussey's banjo, which is too fragile, but on his own, made by Pete Stanley, who sheds some light on the original instrument.

Tim also hears from Pieter van der Merwe of the National Maritime Museum about the importance of music in expeditions and, thanks to some remarkable archive recordings, Hussey himself. He plays the tune Shackleton asked for the night he died. Hussey reveals, too, that his banjo had seen action in warmer climes, "having among other things been played to an audience of cannibals in Africa."

Producer: Julian May.


SAT 02:00 Kingsley Amis - Lucky Jim (b00srkkv)
Episode 10

Jim is determined to win Christine from the bearded sportsman, but he will have to fight for her. Read by Martin Jarvis.


SAT 02:15 Noise: A Human History (b01rgm2k)
The Ecstatic Underground

Christianity was just one of several cults that sprang up in ancient Rome. So the sound-world of the first Christians probably wasn't filled with the subdued voices, measured singing and solemn prayers that would later echo through the medieval churches and cathedrals of Western Europe. It was more Eastern in flavour - or more pagan.

Professor David Hendy explores the ecstatic soundscapes of underground house churches in ancient Rome.

30-part series made in collaboration with the British Library Sound Archive.

Producer: Matt Thompson.
A Rockethouse production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2013.


SAT 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b01f6b05)
Grazia Deledda - Reeds in the Wind

Episode 10

Grazia Deledda's powerful story of love, poverty, honour and retribution set in the rugged landscape of 1900's Sardinia. Dramatised by Linda Marshall Griffiths from a translation by Martha King.

Hearing that Giacinto will marry Grixenda, leaving Noemi free to marry Predu, Efix returns to the village. Will Efix finally be at peace with his conscience?

EFIX.....John Lynch
NOEMI.....Charlotte Emmerson
ESTER.....Deborah McAndrew
GIACINTO.....Matthew McNulty
PREDU.....Conrad Nelson

Directed by Nadia Molinari.


SAT 02:45 Book at Bedtime (b00kb9kv)
Colm Toibin - Brooklyn

The Melting Pot

Niamh Cusack reads Colm Toibin's story of duty, love and a girl who moved from the south of Ireland to seek a new life in New York in the 1950s.

As Bartocci's opens its doors to all customers, whatever their colour, Eilis fights the prejudice of her fellow lodgers. Even at Father Flood's Irish dance night, not everyone is Irish.


SAT 03:00 RK Narayan - The Guide (b007jyp4)
Railway Raju is famous for helping tourists above and beyond the call of duty – until Rosie arrives. Stars Nitin Ganatra.

R K Narayan ... Author
Rukhsana Ahmad ... Adaptor
Nitin Ganatra ... Raju
Saeed Jaffrey ... Uncle/Barber
Shaheen Khan ... Rosie/Meena
Sam Dastor ... Marco Polo
Vincent Ebrahim ... Velan/Joseph/Voice 1
Leena Dhingra ... Mother
Shiv Grewal ... Gaffur/Superintendent/Voice 2


SAT 04:00 The 3rd Degree (b00zdh7m)
Series 1

Reading

Coming this week from the University of Reading, host Steve Punt quizzes students and lecturers of Food Science & Technology, International Relations, and English and American Literature.
Which is why you're going to find out the meanings of such obscure and outlandish concepts as "interregnum", "Tetrapak", "Spationaute", "Myanmar", "Thermidore", "golem" and "Chris Moyles"

"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 (b007jsdl)
Series 1

Holiday

When Bryan and son arrive in Frimlington, their fellow holidaymakers aren't too welcoming.

Stars Richard Beckinsale as Bryan Archer, Pat Coombs as Mum/Albert and John Comer as Dad. With Helen Worth (Gail from ITV's Coronation Street) as Deirdre, Peter Vaughan as Mr Wiggins and Cheryl Hall as Mavis.

Written by Jim Eldridge.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in November 1977.


SAT 05:00 The Change (b06l3287)
Series 3

Episode 5

The family learn about Carol's condition - and Sonia finally confronts Dave about his suspicious behaviour.

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

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 December 2004.


SAT 05:30 Shedtown (b01q03sb)
Series 2

End of the Beginning

In series two of Shedtown, our wooden 'man-cave', icon of escape and isolation - the shed - continues to be a symbol of possibility and change.

Episode 3: End of the Beginning

The creosoted community continues into surreal seaside chaos as it hits the headlines.

Father Michael spots a 'shopportunity' and Colin sees his failed dream, of running a successful visitor attraction, re-emerging.

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
Margaret....................Gwyneth Powell
Nell.............................Eleanor Samson
Narrator.....................Maxine Peake
Music.......................Paul Heaton & Jonny Lexus

Written and Directed by Tony Pitts
Produced by Sally Harrison
A Woolyback Production for BBC Radio 4.


SAT 06:00 Christopher Fry - Curtmantle (b06mw116)
Can Henry II rule his kingdom wisely and keep faith with his friends like Thomas Becket?

King Henry II was simple and royal, (his nickname of "Curtmantle" derived from the plain short cloak he wore) direct and paradoxical, compassionate and hard, a man of intellect, a man of action, God-fearing, superstitious, blasphemous, far-seeing, short-sighted, affectionate, lustful, patient, volcanic, humble and over-riding.

It's difficult to think of any facet of man which at some time he didn't demonstrate, except chastity and sloth.

Starring Brian Cox as Henry II, Bernard Hepton as Becket, Barbara Leigh-Hunt as Eleanor
and Norman Rodway as William Marshal

Written by Christopher Fry

Producer: Jane Morgan

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1982.


SAT 07:30 Misfits in France (b00f24f8)
Wilde About Dieppe

Series in which Julian Barnes and Hermione Lee explore the connections between a group of Victorian writers and artists who crossed the English Channel for different reasons.

Examining the differing fortunes of Oscar Wilde and the painter Walter Sickert, who both flouted Victorian moral conventions, during their time in the French town of Dieppe.

At 4am on May 20th 1897, Sebastian Melmoth, better known as Oscar Wilde, arrived at Dieppe Docks seeking refuge following his release from Reading Gaol, but he quickly moved out of town.

Walter Sickert is known as a Camden Town painter but his painter friend Jaques Emile Blanche called him 'the Canaletto of Dieppe'. His long association with the resort began with childhood holidays and included an affair with one of the local fishwives.

Oscar Wilde ...... Simon Russell Beale
Walter Sickert ...... Stephen Critchlow
Arthur Symons ...... Jonathan Tafler.


SAT 08:00 Archive on 4 (b01pz4vf)
Rugby's Greatest Try

Gareth Edwards's try in January 1973 was the greatest ever scored. Cerys Matthews uses archive interviews and contemporary reports to tell the remarkable story of the try itself, and what it still tells us about the spirit and heart of Wales. Often referred to as simply 'that try', the world acknowledges it to be the greatest ever, and it's the standard against which every other great try is compared.

New Zealand had just completed an unbeaten tour of the home nations, and their final challenge was against an invitational Barbarians side at Cardiff. The game was brought alive within 2 minutes as Gareth Edwards dramatically dived in the corner to complete an electrifying move of counter-attacking rugby. It sent the crowd into rugby heaven, and never fails to delight even now.

But this try symbolised much more than the sport itself, for it was also a poetic expression of the Welsh identity. In a game of brute force, here was a glimpse of grace and beauty - something that was entirely in keeping with the lyricism that could be found at the heart of industrial Wales. In this programme, singer Cerys Matthews will reveal why this try is so celebrated to this day in Wales and will unearth the untold story behind it.

With its origins in industrial south Wales, rugby was adopted in the 19th century as an integral part of the Welsh working-class culture, with workers from heavy industries well suited to the tougher aspects of the game. But Welsh rugby also prided itself on a certain 'Welsh way' of playing with an emphasis on attractive, innovative and free-flowing rugby. This poeticism on the field of play reflected a wider tradition within these communities of expressing oneself through poetry, song and literature.

But to truly appreciate the importance of this try, we need to understand the role played by coach Carwyn James. A miner's son from socialist west Wales, Carwyn was a sensitive, politically active and cultured man, a revolutionary rugby coach, a lecturer and later a broadcaster. He had a passion for drama, literature and poetry and was even fluent in Russian. He drew extensively on this hinterland as a way better to understand a game which, in Wales, has its roots firmly established in its culture and tradition. He was, however, an outspoken outsider who never coached the national side.

The All Blacks had lost their first ever test series against the British & Irish Lions in 1971, and were unexpectedly defeated by Llanelli in '72 - both teams coached by Carwyn James. Twelve Lions were playing for the Barbarians in Cardiff in '73 and Carwyn, the unofficial coach, managed to evoke the spirit of '71. The try was classic Carwyn James and archetypal of the 'Welsh way' - counter attacking and full of expression, and stirred them on to an historic win.


SAT 09:00 A Date With Dyall (b06my9rb)
Writer and actor Jonathan Rigby unlocks the vaults of the BBC sound archives to explore the broadcasting career of Valentine Dyall.

He reveals the enduring appeal of Dyall's most memorable character the menacing and creepy raconteur 'The Man In Black' and along the way he lifts the lid on some classic radio horror moments.

* Radio Dyall
Jonathan Rigby profiles the radio work of Valentine Dyall with rare archive of Dyall in conversation.

* Here Come The Men In Black
Featuring new and exclusive interviews. Actor Edward de Souza, a reincarnation of The Man in Black in the 1980's radio series Fear On 4, talks for the first time about his interpretation of the character.

And the role's latest denizen Mark Gatiss reveals his joy and enthusiasm for portraying radio's most sinister personality. With rare archive of Valentine Dyall.

* Appointment With Fear
A classic episode from the ground breaking radio horror series

* Jonathan Rigby's Vault of Horror
Jonathan Rigby is joined by writer Kim Newman and Josephine Botting from the British Film Institute to chart the history of 'The Man in Black', reveal some memorable radio horror stories and get their teeth into why this genre continues to have us shivering under the sheets.

* Fear on 4: The Monkey's Paw
A man makes wishes on a very unusual gift that's been cast with a sinister spell. Stars Oliver Maguire and Trudy Kelly.

* Appointment With Fear
Another classic episode from the ground breaking radio horror series

* Fear on 4: The Snowman Killing
The Man in Black introduces the snowy mystery of a mother fearing evil in her own home. Stars Edward de Souza and Imelda Staunton.

Producer: Stephen Garner

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


SAT 12:00 Street and Lane (b00v3n2v)
Series 1

Patio Marital

"Up your Street, Down your Lane".

Johnny Street and Arthur Lane are a pair of Yorkshire builders in a white van who battle out their partnership and their future as they tackle a plethora of household repairs.

Sitcom written by Ian McMillan and Dave Sheasby.

In this opening episode, the duo tool up for a patio job at the home of warring couple.

Johnny Street ...... Nick Lane
Arthur Lane ...... Fine Time Fontayne
Christine ...... Becky Hindley
Tom ...... Richard Katz
Great Northern Man ...... Gerard McDermott

Producer: David Hunter

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2005.


SAT 12:30 Our Man at Wembley (b00759dn)
Episode 1

Eric Halliday has a talent for impersonation, but can he make it as a sports commentator? Stars Alistair McGowan. From June 1998.


SAT 13:00 How to Survive the Roman Empire, by Pliny and Me (Omnibus) (b09qd9hz)
Series 1

Pliny the Younger and his mother go shopping for a slave with secretarial skills in first-century Rome. Stars Kieran Hodges.


SAT 14:10 Inheritance Tracks (b06myczx)
Desmond Morris

Zoologist and broadcaster Desmond Morris chooses 'Alexander's Ragtime Band' by Ella Fitzgerald and 'Be Cool' by Honor Heffernan.


SAT 14:15 Drama (b00yj97j)
Christopher Green - Like an Angel Passing through My Room

This is a story about love. The unconditional love of a devoted fan. At a party Christopher Green meets Anni-Frid Lyngstad aka Frida from Abba. He is the after dinner entertainment. She is a party guest. What starts as a 'I'm your biggest fan' conversation turns into a long chat about the nature of loving someone you've never met. From Olivier award-winning writer Christopher Green.

This is a project several years in the making; what started as an upbeat reflection on fame and the notion of being a fan, developed into a meditation on the communication between two people and coping with the blows life deals. Green's partner died shortly after recording the interview with Frida, in which they talked about her long recovery from the death of her husband in 1999. This play is deeply personal and reflective but with a firmly comic sensibility. The journey takes in life and death, and some of the territory in between, with a heavy emphasis on pop music.

Christopher Green's work is shamelessly entertaining: from the political bite of country music icon Tina C (star of four Radio 4 comedy series), and Ida Barr (star of Radio 4's Artificial Hip Hop) to commissions from the RSC, the British Library, the Tate gallery, the V&A, the Science Museum and the Barbican.


SAT 15:00 Archive on 4 (b01pz4vf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SAT 16:00 Christopher Fry - Curtmantle (b06mw116)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 Misfits in France (b00f24f8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SAT 18:00 Stephen Sheridan - The House at World's End (b0076hc6)
What terrible secret lurks in the library at Cranleigh Hall? Why is old Uncle Magnus so afraid of the night?

Stars John Rowe as MR James, Jonathan Keeble as Young James, Charles Simpson as Henry Gilbert and David Collings as Dr De Lacey.

A tale of the supernatural by Stephen Sheridan.

Director: David Blount
Studio Manager: Roy Fraser

A Pier Production for BBC Radio 4 and first broadcast in 2003.


SAT 18:45 Basil Copper - The Candle in the Skull (b007jpyd)
Martin's attempt to dispose of his wife does not go according to plan - but his daughter gets a sinister treat for Hallowe'en.

Read by Gerard McDermott.

Producer: Louise Grealish

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1997.


SAT 19:00 A Date With Dyall (b06my9rb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 Concrete Cow (b00768y0)
Series 1

Episode 1

Two kids from Peckham enter Narnia, Dr Jekyll gets a telling off - and Radio 4's new quiz for pedants ‘I Think You'll Find’.

Sketch series in which anything is possible.

Starring Olivia Colman, Robert Webb, Sally Hawkins, Steven Kynman and Chris Pavlo.

Written by James Cary, Sally Hawkins, Catherine Shepherd, Ashley Blake, Jon Holmes, Adam Bromley, Stuart Barker, Robin Ince and Tim Key.

Producer: Adam Bromley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2002


SAT 22:30 Armando Iannucci's Charm Offensive (b00d56bp)
Series 4

Episode 3

Comedic judge Armando Iannucci presides at clown court, with Phill Jupitus, Dara O Briain and David Mitchell. From August 2008.


SAT 23:00 Wondermentalist Cabaret (b01lstsm)
Edinburgh Special

Comedy, bonhomie, poetry, music and audience creativity in the company of Matt Harvey and guests.

Another chance to hear last summer's special Edinburgh Festival edition of Wondermentalist - the slightly interactive, comedy-infused poetry cabaret.

Showcasing Matt Harvey's peerless poetry, meet his nemesis, side-kick and one man house band Jerri Hart, and peerless guest poets, Kate Fox and Elvis McGonagall.

Kate Fox is the poet with Northern vowels and a love of puns, buns and rhymes, while Elvis McGonagall, stand-up poet and armchair revolutionary strolls in to the BBC's Festival site, on bail from The Graceland Caravan Park, near Dundee.

Like luxury muesli, Wondermentalism is a faith that contains sparkly, shiny multigrains of truth, wit, wisdom and laughter. Vitamin supplements for the soul.

Producer: Mark Smalley.


SAT 23:30 The Problem With Adam Bloom (b019chmt)
Series 3

Parents

Despite being close to his mum and dad, why does Adam Bloom argue with them all the time?

Adam examines our attitudes to children and parents, as well as picking up a flute for the first time in years.

Heart-warming, funny and quixotic comedy, written and starring Adam Bloom.

With Rob Rouse, Hattie Hayridge, Stefano Paolini and Bernie Bloom.

Producer: Adam Bromley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2005.



SUNDAY 01 NOVEMBER 2015

SUN 00:00 William Peter Blatty - The Exorcist (b03vgxyz)
Episode 1

by W P Blatty, dramatised by Robert Forrest. In this modern classic, a priest is called in to help a 12-year-old girl who appears to be possessed by an overwhelming demonic force.

Produced and directed by Gaynor Macfarlane.


SUN 01:00 William Peter Blatty - The Exorcist (b03vh22d)
Episode 2

by William P Blatty, dramatised by Robert Forrest.

In this modern classic, a priest is called in to help a 12-year-old girl who appears to be possessed by an overwhelming demonic force. Karras is increasingly convinced that the girl needs an exorcist.

Produced and directed by Gaynor Macfarlane.


SUN 02:00 Basil Copper - The Candle in the Skull (b007jpyd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:45 on Saturday]


SUN 02:15 Drama (b00yj97j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Saturday]


SUN 03:00 Archive on 4 (b01pz4vf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 Christopher Fry - Curtmantle (b06mw116)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 Misfits in France (b00f24f8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 Reeds in the Wind - Omnibus (b01fhl39)
Episode 2

Efix urges Giacinto to put things right after discovering he has forged signatures to get credit for his debts. With John Lynch.


SUN 07:15 A View With a Room - Burgh Island Hotel (b0075fld)
4 Extra Debut. Tony and Beatrix Porter's restoration of a Devon hotel to its former Art Deco glory. From July 1998.


SUN 07:30 Clare in the Community (b01pp88x)
Series 8

On Expenses

With society collapsing all around us Social Worker Clare Barker is appalled to be stuck indoors bean counting. But as Clare discovers anomalies in the Sparrowhawk Family Centre's expense claims will friendship and loyalty win over professional integrity?

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

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

Each week we join Clare in her continued struggle to control both her professional and private life. In her private life Clare is struggling to come to terms with Brian's infidelity. Will their relationship survive?

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

Written by Harry Venning and David Ramsden

Clare ...... Sally Phillips
Brian ...... Alex Lowe
Nali ...... Nina Conti
Ray ...... Richard Lumsden
Helen ...... Liza Tarbuck
Simon ...... Andrew Wincott
Libby ...... Sarah Kendall
Paul ...... Ben Crowe
Mrs Manjula ...... Bharti Patel

Producer: Katie Tyrrell.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2013.


SUN 08:00 Educating Archie (b009gc5s)
Archie in Australia

A rare Australian outing for schoolboy Archie Andrews and his mentor Peter Brough.

Radio ventriloquism recorded in Sydney. With Ronald Chesney, Reg Quartley, Ray Barrett, Betty Parker, June Salter, Wendy Blacklock and Reginald Goldsworthy

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.

Music by from the ABC Dance Band
Producer: Harry Freeman

From a series made by ABC in Australia and also first broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in September 1957.


SUN 08:30 Much Binding in the Marsh (b008p5c6)
From 21/09/1948

The gang are back from their summer holidays sharing tales - and Murdoch organises a sing-song...

Starring Kenneth Horne and Richard 'Stinker' Murdoch.

With Sam Costa, Maurice Denham, Maureen Riscoe and Helen Hill.

Much Binding in the Marsh ran from 1944 to 1954 initially set at a remote RAF station before being converted to a country club and later the action moved to a newspaper. (The show also ran for a season with commercial breaks on Radio Luxembourg).

Written by Richard Murdoch and Kenneth Horne.

Music by the Augmented Dance Orchestra conducted by Stanley Black.

Producer: Leslie Bridgemont

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in September 1948.


SUN 09:00 In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom - Omnibus (b06mywvz)
Human rights advocate Oona Chaplin reads Yeonmi Park's courageous account of how she escaped repressive North Korea.


SUN 10:10 Inheritance Tracks (b06myxjt)
Kate Adie

Journalist Kate Adie chooses the 'Housewives' Choice' theme and 'Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus' by Vaughan Williams.


SUN 10:15 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b06myy9x)
Comedians

John Bishop

From the Beatles to Jim Reeves, the comic shares his castaway choices with Kirsty Young. From June 2012.


SUN 11:00 TED Radio Hour (b06d29cv)
Series 2

Press Play

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

Guy Raz investigates whether something serious happens when we play. Can it make us smarter, saner and more collaborative?

With Jeff Mogil, Charlie Todd, Stuart Brown, Isabel Behncke Izquierdo and Jane McGonigal.

First broadcast in the USA on National Public Radio.


SUN 11:50 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b00m45d2)
Series 1

Faking Fossils

Sir David recalls a key moment in his life, when he broke open a piece of Leicestershire limestone and there in his hand was an ammonite.

Over the intervening years, fossils have fascinated him and he has become a great collector, even of the odd fake.

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 August 2009


SUN 12:00 Educating Archie (b009gc5s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 12:30 Much Binding in the Marsh (b008p5c6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 13:00 Reeds in the Wind - Omnibus (b01fhl39)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SUN 14:15 A View With a Room - Burgh Island Hotel (b0075fld)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today]


SUN 14:30 Trigger Mortis - Omnibus (b06myz8g)
Episode 1

Having survived a showdown with Goldfinger, Bond is back in London, where a deadly mission awaits. Read by Rupert Penry-Jones.


SUN 15:45 Peter Regent - Abroad (b06myznq)
4 Extra Debut. Nigel Anthony reads a cautionary tale about an unassuming accountant who appears to be a well-travelled man of the world.


SUN 16:00 DH Lawrence - Daughters of the Vicar (b0075s4x)
Louisa and Mary, daughters of the impoverished vicar of Aldecross, see only marriage as a means of escape from their routine lives.

The arrival of a new young curate fills them with anticipation, but will his intellectual qualities match up to the more physical attractions of Alfred Durant, the son of a local miner?

DH Lawrence's novella - written at around the same time as Sons and Lovers - is a classic tale of the struggle between emotion and intellect.

Louisa ...... Rachel Atkins
Mary ...... Cathy Sara
Mrs Lindley ...... Gillian Goodman
Mr Lindley ...... David Timson
Mr Massey ...... Robert Pickavance
Alfred Durant ...... Peter Meakin
Mrs Durant ...... Ann Rye
Miner ...... Sean Connolly

Dramatised by Jane Beeson.

Director: Peter Leslie Wild.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2000.


SUN 17:00 Poetry Extra (b06mz052)
Derek Walcott - A Fortunate Traveller

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

In 'Derek Walcott: A Fortunate Traveller' - Glyn Maxwell meets the Nobel Laureate poet at his beach home on the Caribbean island of St Lucia on his 84th birthday.

Walcott talks about the sea and what it's like to come from a place he feels to be without history. He remembers his late friend Seamus Heaney and enthuses about Edward Thomas and Philip Larkin. They talk of teaching poetry - Glyn was once Derek's student. He reads some of his own poems and, from memory, a sad and beautiful lyric by Walter de la Mare. The surf and the tropical rain make their own calypso music.

Producer: Tim Dee

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2014.


SUN 17:30 Clare in the Community (b01pp88x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 18:00 Ray Bradbury's Tales of the Bizarre (b007jlrz)
Series 2

Jack in the Box

School is just up the stairs, and each birthday you get a new room

A young boy lives an isolated life - until a death opens the door to the outside world...

Strange and chilling tales from the award-winning master of thrillers Ray Bradbury, who tops and tails these radio dramatisations in his own inimitable style.

The Boy ...... Richard Pearce
Father ...... Ed Bishop
Mother ...... Carolyn Jones
The Whisperers ...... Sarah Rice & Carolyn Strong
Old Lady ...... Jenny Lee
Poilceman ...... Christopher Wright

Other parts played by the cast.

Producer: Adrian Bean.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1997.


SUN 18:30 Terry Pratchett (b008p7x8)
Guards! Guards!

Episode 2

Could a long-extinct beast have carried out recent crimes?

Will Captain Vimes get any joy from dragonologist and society heavyweight Lady Ramkin?

Stars John Wood and Martin Jarvis.

The 8th of Terry's Pratchett's comic fantasy stories set on Discworld.

Narrator …. Martin Jarvis
Captain Vimes …. John Wood
Nobby …. Melvyn Hayes
Sergeant Colon …. Stephen Thorne
Lady Ramkin …. Helen Atkinson-Wood
Carrot …. Robert Gwilym
Lord Vetinari …. Crawford Logan
Supreme Grand Master …. Brett Usher
Brother Doorkeeper …. Jeff Nuttall
Brother Fingers …. Michael Roberts

Dramatised by Michael Butt.

Director: John Taylor

First broadcast on BBC Radio 5 in November 1992.


SUN 19:00 TED Radio Hour (b06d29cv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 19:50 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b00m45d2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:50 today]


SUN 20:00 In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom - Omnibus (b06mywvz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SUN 21:10 Inheritance Tracks (b06myxjt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:10 today]


SUN 21:15 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b06myy9x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:15 today]


SUN 22:00 Clare in the Community (b01pp88x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 22:30 Bussmann and Quantick Kingsize (b00757wk)
Episode 1

A five pound deal of sketches, monologues and weird soup.

Originally broadcast LIVE from London's exclusive Imperial Rooms, Mayfair.

Written and performed by Jane Bussmann and David Quantick.

Featuring:

Peter Serafinowicz
Emma Clarke
Steve Brody.

Producer: Phil Bowker.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1998.


SUN 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b06nd3tb)
Arthur Smith chats to Sarah Kendall.


SUN 23:00 Laura Solon - Talking and Not Talking (b007731j)
Series 1

Episode 2

Meet the China Lion, the singing friend, and introducing the Daniel Bedingfield-loving East European couple.

Perrier award-winning comedian Laura Solon's sketch and character comedy series

With Ben Moor, Katherine Parkinson and Ben Willbond.

Written by Laura Solon. With additional material by the cast, Carl Cooper, Tony Roche and Andy Marlatt.

Producer: Colin Anderson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2007.


SUN 23:30 Recorded for Training Purposes (b00gs0n6)
Series 3

Episode 3

Sketch show about modern communication and contemporary obsessions. With Ben Willbond and Rachel Atkins.

First heard on BBC Radio 4 in January 2009.



MONDAY 02 NOVEMBER 2015

MON 00:00 Ray Bradbury's Tales of the Bizarre (b007jlrz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 00:30 Terry Pratchett (b008p7x8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 Reeds in the Wind - Omnibus (b01fhl39)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:15 A View With a Room - Burgh Island Hotel (b0075fld)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 on Sunday]


MON 02:30 Trigger Mortis - Omnibus (b06myz8g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Sunday]


MON 03:45 Peter Regent - Abroad (b06myznq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:45 on Sunday]


MON 04:00 DH Lawrence - Daughters of the Vicar (b0075s4x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Poetry Extra (b06mz052)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 Clare in the Community (b01pp88x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 Charles Paris: Cast, in Order of Disappearance (b007jvh9)
1. Baron Hardup

Charles Paris is a middle-aged actor down on his luck, but his whole life is to change after a chance meeting with a chorus girl named Jacqui.

Assuming a variety of roles, the lothario thespian employs his skills to try and solve a murder.

Francis Matthews stars as actor-cum-sleuth, Charles Paris.

Adapted by Simon Brett from his thriller set during the UK's winter fuel crisis of 1973.
.
Charles Paris …. Francis Matthews
Jacqui Mitchell …. Fiona Hendley
Frances …. Jennifer Hilary
Maurice Skellern …. Harry Landis
Len …. Peter Tuddenham
Norman …. James Bryce
Barman …. Mark Straker
Newsreader …. Paul Leighton

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in May 1984.


MON 06:30 There's More to Life Than London (b00sxh94)
Tube fairs. The rattling overcrowded tube itself. The house prices, the negative equity, the schools, the dirt. There are plenty of reasons not to live in London, which may be the reason most people in Britain don't.

Stuart Cosgrove (Commissioning Editor for Nations and Regions of Channel 4 until 2015) presents a programme on the joys and challenges of choosing to live and work outside the capital.

The journalist and broadcaster examines the dark side of Britain's obsessive metrocentrism, the brain-draining draw of the capital, sucking enterprise and energy from the regions and its navel-gazing parochialism, dressed up as cosmopolitanism.

As the Civil Service and the BBC itself begin to grapple with the challenges of moving key departments outside of the capital this will be a timely look at how and why, despite political and institutional devolution, we still allow London to dominate British life, and what price we pay for the largely unexamined assumption that everything happens in London.

Producer David Stenhouse

From July 2010.


MON 07:00 Street and Lane (b00v8lr4)
Series 1

Blues on the Stairs

Yorkshire builders in a white van - Johnny Street and Arthur Lane – are called to tackle the tricky task of a piano perilously perched on the Edwardian staircase of feisty music teacher Mrs Priam-Rhodes.

Sitcom written by Ian McMillan and Dave Sheasby.

Johnny Street ...... Nick Lane
Arthur Lane ...... Fine Time Fontayne
Mrs Priam-Rhodes ...... Margaret Robertson
Ben Nevis ...... Kenny Blyth.

Producer: David Hunter

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2005.


MON 07:30 Just a Minute (b06kbjf2)
Series 73

Episode 4

Agincourt, Kipling and Caravanning are among the topics on the cards as Josh Widdicombe, Jenny Eclair, Sheila Hancock and Paul Merton join host Nicholas Parsons as they try to avoid hesitation, deviation and repetition. Hayley Sterling blows the whistle.

Produced by Victoria Lloyd.

25th October 2015 is the 500th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt. Nicholas remembers it well, of course.


MON 08:00 Dad's Army (b007jpp4)
Series 3

The Honourable Man

With a visitor due from the Soviet Union - Captain Mainwaring is feeling peeved with Sergeant Wilson.

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 Frazer …. John Laurie
Private Pike …. Ian Lavender
Private Godfrey …. Arnold Ridley
Warden Hodges …. Bill Pertwee
Russian Visitor ...... Fraser Kerr

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1976.


MON 08:30 The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show (b01rqbf9)
Series 2

Episode 1

Eric’s got a surprise for Ernie’s birthday – and guest Gayle Hunnicutt is desperate to be in one of Ernie's plays what he wrote.

Written and adapted by Eddie Braben.

With Richard Caldicot and April Walker.

Music from Syd Lawrence and his Orchestra – with Roy Marsden, Sue Adams and The Seranaders.

Producer: John Browell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in September 1976.


MON 09:00 The Motion Show (b0075s3q)
Series 1

Episode 6

Should the beautiful people should inherit the Earth? – and should the police all be like TV copper, Dixon of Dock Green?

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

With Pete Sinclair, Steve Punt, Michael White and Simon Fanshawe.

Producer: Helen Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1998.


MON 09:30 Getting Nowhere Fast (b00mqgrr)
Series 3

Episode 2

When burglars visit the CyberPass bistro, Merv decides to stay up and take action. Stars Mervyn Stutter. From May 2004.


MON 10:00 Alexandre Dumas - The Count of Monte Cristo (b01p0680)
Episode 1

At the age of 19, seaman Edmond Dantès has a charmed life - about to be promoted to Captain, and engaged to the beautiful Mercédès.

But Marseilles in 1815 is a dangerous place, and three of Dantes' acquaintances set in train a chain of events that will lead Edmond to 14 years of solitary confinement in the notorious Chateau D'If.

Adventure novel by Alexandre Dumas first published in 1844.

Dramatised in four parts by Sebastian Baczkiewicz.

Edmond Dantes ...... Iain Glen
Haydee ...... Jane Lapotaire
Abbe Faria ...... Richard Johnson
Monsieur Morrell ...... Robert Blythe
Danglars ...... Toby Jones
Fernand ...... Zubin Varla
Caderousse ...... Ben Crowe
Jacopo ...... Joe Sims
Captain Patin ...... Patrick Brennan
Albert de Morcerf ...... Will Howard
Antoine ...... Will Howard
Claude ...... Paul Stonehouse
Max Morrell ...... Adam Nagaitis
Mathilde ...... Liza Sadovy
Julie Morrell ...... Eleanor Crooks

Directors: Jeremy Mortimer / Sasha Yevtushenko

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2012.


MON 11:00 Afternoon Reading (b015ck9j)
Flann O' Brien - The Brother

Episode 1

The Brother
By Myles na Gopaleen (Flann O'Brien)

"Do you know what it is, the brother's an extraordinary genius."

Born on the 5th October 1911 in Strabane, Northern Ireland, Brian O'Nolan is perhaps best known as Flann O'Brien, the name under which he published his novels At Swim Two Birds, The Hard Life, The Dalkey Archive and The Third Policeman. Often described as one of the 'holy trinity' of modern Irish writers alongside Joyce and Beckett, he was notorious for writing under a range of pseudonyms and penned the daily 'Cruiskeen Lawn' column in the Irish Times as Myles na Gopaleen (na gCopaleen) from1940 until his death in 1966. Satirising the absurdities and ironies of Dublin life the Cruiskeen Lawn introduced a memorable and hilarious cast of characters; Keats and Chapman, The Plain People of Ireland and the extraordinary, eccentric and preposterous 'brother'.

To mark the centenary of his birth, a series of readings selected from O'Brien's 'Brother' articles, introduces us to one of his most peculiar and eccentric literary creations. An 'extraordinary genius' indeed, the brother is apparently an authority on almost every subject imaginable and has his finger in more pies than he has fingers! Living in digs with his long-suffering landlady and her lodgers, the brother believes that he really does know best about everything from medicine, to water purity, politics and policing, and, as we discover, there is no arguing with the brother!

Meet the inimitable 'brother' as Myles regales us with that most unusual of individual's latest exploits.

Read by Jim Norton with Kevin Moore.

Producer Heather Larmour.


MON 11:15 Andrew Rissik - The Psychedelic Spy (b008kkj9)
Running Scared

Billy Hindle's given up his job as an assassin, but then his old boss Snark turns up.

Andrew Rissik's thriller is set in 1968 and written in the style of the Bond movies.

Starring James Aubrey as Billy Hindle, Gerald Harper as Sir Richard Snark and Lisa Rowe-Beddoe as Marianne.

Directed by Glyn Dearman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1990.


MON 12:00 Dad's Army (b007jpp4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show (b01rqbf9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 Charles Paris: Cast, in Order of Disappearance (b007jvh9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 There's More to Life Than London (b00sxh94)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 Kingsley Amis - Lucky Jim (b00srqfs)
Episode 11

Jim Dixon makes his unconventional and infamous speech and includes his impression of Evelyn Waugh. Read by Martin Jarvis.

The all-time classic comic novel of academic life written by Kingsley Amis, Lucky Jim lists the fortunes - or rather misfortunes - of Jim Dixon, a man of many faces, most of which don't fit his surroundings.

Produced and abridged by Pat McLoughlin.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1992.


MON 14:15 Noise: A Human History (b01rl5rd)
The Bells

The peal of the church bell was one of the most dominant features in the medieval soundscape. Every time it rang out, religion's hold over the secular world was signalled loud and clear.

Professor David Hendy of the University of Sussex visits one of the oldest church bells in the UK and argues the sound's power lay in ancient, pagan associations.

30-part series made in collaboration with the British Library Sound Archive.

Producer: Matt Thompson.
A Rockethouse production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2013.


MON 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b013f0xp)
Village SOS

Episode 1

By Val McDermid.

DCI Marion Bettany (Helen Baxendale) and DS John Hodgson, a new detective team created for Radio 4 by award-winning author Val McDermid, investigate a murder in the sleepy Northumbrian village of Shilwick. They love their work, they enjoy each other's company and like nothing better than investigating a new crime. The only thing that makes life difficult is dealing with the public. Take the residents of the former mining community of Shilwick, for example.

Val McDermid is a multi-award winning crime writer, and creator of TV's Wire in the Blood, which stars Robson Green.

Village SOS is a fictional version of the BBC One series of the same name.

DCI Marion Bettany ..... Helen Baxendale
DS John Hodgson ..... David Seddon
Kai Ling Arnott ..... Liz Sutherland
Colin Arnott ..... Antony Byrne
Pamela McIntosh ..... Elaine Claxton
Marcus Francis ..... Adrian Grove
Tilly Francis ..... Rachel Bavidge
Tom Briggs ..... Christian Rodska

Producer / Director ..... Fiona Kelcher

www.bbc.co.uk/villagesos.


MON 14:45 Book at Bedtime (b00kd3j5)
Colm Toibin - Brooklyn

Meeting the Family

Niamh Cusack reads Colm Toibin's story of duty, love and a girl who moved from the south of Ireland to seek a new life in New York in the 1950s.

As Eilis' romance with Tony Fiorello blossoms, life in Brooklyn takes on a new rhythm and it is time for Eilis to experience her first Italian meal.


MON 15:00 Alexandre Dumas - The Count of Monte Cristo (b01p0680)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 The Motion Show (b0075s3q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 16:30 Getting Nowhere Fast (b00mqgrr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


MON 17:00 Street and Lane (b00v8lr4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 17:30 Just a Minute (b06kbjf2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 18:00 The Man in Black (b00yhs8p)
Series 3

Connect by Lucy Moore

Helpline volunteer Rosie receives a series of strange calls from a sinister caller raking up her past...

Mark Gatiss returns as the sinister raconteur, The Man in Black, to introduce Lucy Moore's chilling tale that may make you think twice before picking up the phone.

Rosie …. Claire Harry
Mike …. Iain Batchelor
The Demon …. Eliza Caitlin Parkes
Sam …. Lloyd Thomas
Liz …. Leah Brotherhood
The Volunteer …. Deeivya Meir

More horrifying tales from The Man in Black. You might meet him at a luggage carousel in an airport, or behind the desk at an employment agency or he might approach you in the corridor of a care home. Wherever you encounter him, he's eager to pass on his stories. Stories to unsettle and horrify. Stories to haunt you.

Director: Abigail le Fleming

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in February 2011.


MON 18:30 A Good Read (b0075zpx)
Kirsty Wark & Gabriel Gbadamosi

Louise Doughty and her guests, broadcaster Kirsty Wark and playwright Gabriel Gbadamosi, discuss three of their favourite paperbacks by Chris Bohjalian, Juan Rulfo and Ronan Bennett. From 2000.

'Midwives' by Chris Bohjalian.
Publisher: Review

'Pedro Paramo' by Juan Rulfo.
Publisher: Serpent's Tail

'The Catastrophist' by Ronan Bennett.
Publisher: Vintage.


MON 19:00 Dad's Army (b007jpp4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show (b01rqbf9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 Charles Paris: Cast, in Order of Disappearance (b007jvh9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 There's More to Life Than London (b00sxh94)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 Afternoon Reading (b015ck9j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:15 Andrew Rissik - The Psychedelic Spy (b008kkj9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


MON 22:00 Just a Minute (b06kbjf2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 The Headset Set (b01ntjqh)
Series 2

Episode 3

EPISODE 3

Audience sketch show set in the world of a call centre called Smile5, a company that sells anything and everything.

Aleesha and other characters ..... Chizzy Akudolu
Bernie and other characters ..... Margaret-Cabourn Smith
Big Tony, Ralph and other characters ..... Colin Hoult
Various ..... Lucy Montgomery
Sailesh, Bradley and other characters ..... Phaldut sharma

Writers ..... Various
Producer ..... Tilusha Ghelani.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2012.


MON 23:00 The News Quiz Extra (b06mzqpd)
Series 15

Episode 7

A satirical review of the week's news, chaired by Miles Jupp. Susan Calman, Francis Wheen, Zoe Lyons and Elis James join Miles to take a look at the headlines of the moment.

Producer: Richard Morris

A BBC Radio Comedy Production.


MON 23:45 Creme de la Crime (b0089jzj)
Carrion up the Jungle

Mutiny, murder, and a possible parking fine in a dastardly case of felony afloat.

David Pershore travels to the tropics of the Far East. That is, if he can bear to have the inoculations.

Recalled by Michael Feydeau -TV's much-loved Inspector Niblett - and crime expert David Pershore

Using a daring mixture of reconstructions, interviews, music and specially made noises, tales from the vaults of villainy.

Written by and starring Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis.

With:
Olivia Colman
Ewan Bailey

Director: Adam Bromley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2003.



TUESDAY 03 NOVEMBER 2015

TUE 00:00 The Man in Black (b00yhs8p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 A Good Read (b0075zpx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 Charles Paris: Cast, in Order of Disappearance (b007jvh9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 There's More to Life Than London (b00sxh94)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 Kingsley Amis - Lucky Jim (b00srqfs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:15 Noise: A Human History (b01rl5rd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b013f0xp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:45 Book at Bedtime (b00kd3j5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 Alexandre Dumas - The Count of Monte Cristo (b01p0680)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 The Motion Show (b0075s3q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:30 Getting Nowhere Fast (b00mqgrr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 Street and Lane (b00v8lr4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 Just a Minute (b06kbjf2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 Charles Paris: Cast, in Order of Disappearance (b007jvhd)
2. Transformation Scene

Chorus girl Jacqui Mitchell has suddenly been rejected by her lover impresario. Could it be because compromising photographs were taken of them both at a party?

Assuming a variety of roles, the lothario thespian employs his skills to try and solve a murder.

Francis Matthews stars as actor-cum-sleuth, Charles Paris.

Adapted by Simon Brett from his thriller set during the UK's winter fuel crisis of 1973.

Charles Paris …. Francis Matthews
Jacqui Mitchell …. Fiona Hendley
George …. Peter Tuddenham
Bernard Walton …. Timothy Carlton
Joanne Menzies …. Sandra Clark
Mrs Sweet …. Lynda Baron
Harry Chiltern …. Victor Maddern
Nurse …. Hilda Schroder
Maggie Swede …. Maggie McCarthy

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in May 1984.


TUE 06:30 A Dream of Eleanor (b00fq8w2)
Former president of Ireland Mary Robinson examines the role that Eleanor Roosevelt had in producing the UN Declaration of Human Rights, which was 60 years old in 2008.

Appointed to the UN General Assembly by her husband's successor as US president, Harry Truman, she was subsequently elected chairperson of the Commission on Human Rights by her fellow delegates. It was from this position that she helped to draft the Declaration that still holds firm today. Featuring contributions from Geoffrey Robertson QC, Shami Chakrabarti and Eleanor's grandson Curtis Roosevelt.


TUE 07:00 Our Man at Wembley (b0075j2s)
Episode 2

As the FA Cup final looms, will budding commentator Eric Halliday get inside the stadium? Stars Alistair McGowan. From June 1998.


TUE 07:30 There Is No Escape (b06kcbw8)
Episode 3

Andrew attempts to beat his workmate, Lennie, to a promotion.

But when all inevitably goes wrong, he then has to find a home for the dishwasher and tumble-dryer his girlfriend has already bought.

Sitcom about a man dissatisfied with his life, whose feeble attempts to run away invariably end with him traipsing home defeated.

Starring:

Andrew Lawrence
Diane Morgan

With Marek Larwood, Lizzie Roper and David Hounslow.

Producer: Jane Berthoud

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2015.


TUE 08:00 Round the Horne (b00lvz50)
Series 3

Episode 6

Kenneth Horne heads a Bohemian Paris romp and Julian and Sandy report on the latest bona goings on for the Daily Polari.

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

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

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

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

Producer: John Simmonds

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in March 1967.


TUE 08:30 To the Manor Born (b007k4dj)
What's in a Name?

Hard-up Audrey needs a secret job - but what on earth is she qualified to do?

Starring Penelope Keith and Keith Barron.

Lady of the manor Audrey fforbes-Hamilton, forced to sell her beloved Grantleigh Estate, has decamped to the tiny Old Lodge cottage with her butler in tow.

From this vantage point, Audrey keeps a close and disapproving eye on new owner, the nouveau-riche Richard DeVere.

Adapted for radio by Peter Spence from his BBC TV script.

Keith Barron ..... Richard DeVere
Angela Thorne ..... Marjory Frobisher
Nicholas McArdle ..... Brabinger
Margery Withers ..... Mrs Polouvicka
Frank Middlemass ..... Ned

First piloted on radio and then whisked off to TV before it ever appeared, finally arrived home in 1997.

Producer: Jane Berthoud

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in January 1997.


TUE 09:00 The News Quiz Extra (b06mzqpd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:45 Creme de la Crime (b0089jzj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:45 on Monday]


TUE 10:00 Alexandre Dumas - The Count of Monte Cristo (b01p3151)
Episode 2

It's 1838, and the Count has arrived in Paris.

His enemies, Baron Danglars, Gerard de Villefort and Fernand de Morcerf have no idea that Edmond Dantes, who they betrayed in Marseilles a quarter of a century earlier, is plotting to destroy them.

Adventure novel by Alexandre Dumas first published in 1844.

The Count/Edmond Dantes ...... Iain Glen
Haydee ...... Jane Lapotaire
Younger Haydee ...... Amber Rose Revah
Baron Danglars ...... Toby Jones
Gerard de Villefort ...... Paul Rhys
Fernand, Count de Morcerf ...... Zubin Varla
Mercedes de Morcerf ...... Josette Simon
Heloise de Villefort ...... Kate Fleetwood
Abbe Faria ...... Richard Johnson
General Noirtier ...... Karl Johnson
Hermine Danglars ...... Stephanie Racine
Albert de Morcerf ...... Will Howard
Jacopo ...... Joe Sims
Max Morrell ...... Adam Nagaitis
Valentine de Villefort ...... Lizzy Watts
Coachman ...... Paul Stonehouse

Dramatised by Sebastian Baczkiewicz.

Music by David Tobin and Jeff Meegan.

Directors: Jeremy Mortimer / Sasha Yevtushenko

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2012.


TUE 11:00 Afternoon Reading (b015cnnp)
Flann O' Brien - The Brother

Episode 2

The Brother
By Myles na Gopaleen (Flann O'Brien)

"Do you know what it is, the brother's an extraordinary genius."

Born on the 5th October 1911 in Strabane, Northern Ireland, Brian O'Nolan is perhaps best known as Flann O'Brien, the name under which he published his novels At Swim Two Birds, The Hard Life, The Dalkey Archive and The Third Policeman. Often described as one of the 'holy trinity' of modern Irish writers alongside Joyce and Beckett, he was notorious for writing under a range of pseudonyms and penned the daily 'Cruiskeen Lawn' column in the Irish Times as Myles na Gopaleen (na gCopaleen) from1940 until his death in 1966. Satirising the absurdities and ironies of Dublin life the Cruiskeen Lawn introduced a memorable and hilarious cast of characters; Keats and Chapman, The Plain People of Ireland and the extraordinary, eccentric and preposterous 'brother'.

To mark the centenary of his birth, a series of readings selected from O'Brien's 'Brother' articles, introduces us to one of his most peculiar and eccentric literary creations. An 'extraordinary genius' indeed, the brother is apparently an authority on almost every subject imaginable and has his finger in more pies than he has fingers! Living in digs with his long-suffering landlady and her lodgers, the brother believes that he really does know best about everything from medicine, to water purity, politics and policing, and, as we discover, there is no arguing with the brother!

Meet the inimitable 'brother' as Myles regales us with that most unusual of individual's latest exploits.

Read by Jim Norton with Kevin Moore.

Producer Heather Larmour.


TUE 11:15 Andrew Rissik - The Psychedelic Spy (b007k1nx)
Mondays Are Hell

Forced to give up Marianne, assassin Billy Hindle is blackmailed into one last job. Stars James Aubrey and Joanna Lumley.


TUE 12:00 Round the Horne (b00lvz50)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 To the Manor Born (b007k4dj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 Charles Paris: Cast, in Order of Disappearance (b007jvhd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 A Dream of Eleanor (b00fq8w2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 Kingsley Amis - Lucky Jim (b00srwxb)
Episode 12

Some good news leaves lecturer Jim Dixon tickled pink, but he faces a race against time. Concluded by Martin Jarvis.


TUE 14:15 Noise: A Human History (b01rl8l9)
Tuning the Body

In the Middle Ages, sound played a key role in the battle between Good and Evil. There were horrible sins of the tongue - idle words, boasting, flattery, lying and blaspheming - as well as sins of the ear, such as eavesdropping and the seduction of devilish words. The ears were the gateway not just to the body, but also to the soul.

Professor David Hendy of the University of Sussex considers the importance of sound to Medieval morality.

30-part series made in collaboration with the British Library Sound Archive.

Producer: Matt Thompson.
A Rockethouse production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2013.


TUE 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b013f4q4)
Village SOS

Episode 2

By Val McDermid.

DCI Marion Bettany, played by Helen Baxendale, continues her investigation into Colin Arnott's murder, but the residents of Shilwick are curiously reluctant to help. Colin's plans to turn a deconsecrated chapel into a performing arts centre had ruffled feathers throughout the village, and Bettany wants to know if that's a strong enough motive for murder.

Val McDermid is a multi-award winning crime writer, and creator of TV's Wire in the Blood, which stars Robson Green.

Set in Shilwick, Village SOS is a fictional version of the BBC One series of the same name.

DCI Marion Bettany ..... Helen Baxendale
DS John Hodgson ..... David Seddon
Pamela McIntosh ..... Elaine Claxton
Tilly Francis ..... Rachel Bavidge
Marcus Francis ..... Adrian Grove
Peter Robson ..... Shaun Prendergast

Producer / Director ..... Fiona Kelcher

www.bbc.co.uk/villagesos.


TUE 14:45 Book at Bedtime (b00kd1q3)
Colm Toibin - Brooklyn

Coney Island

Niamh Cusack reads Colm Toibin's story of duty, love and a girl who moved from the south of Ireland to seek a new life in New York in the 1950s.

Tony takes Eilis for a trip to Coney Island to celebrate her exam success. But Eilis' new found happiness is short-lived, as news from home turns her American life sour.


TUE 15:00 Alexandre Dumas - The Count of Monte Cristo (b01p3151)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 Act Your Age (b00qplyn)
Series 2

Episode 5

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, Ed Byrne and Johnnie Casson are joined by Tom Wrigglesworth, John Bishop and Tom O'Connor.

Producers: Ashley Blaker and Bill Matthews.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2010.


TUE 16:30 Chain Reaction (b01l1g68)
Series 8

Jeremy Front interviews Rebecca Front

Rebecca Front is interviewed by the man who knows her best, her big Brother Jeremy Front.

Producer ..... Carl Cooper

"I have a very strong childhood memory of you playing the flute in a concert and falling off stage into a box of fezes."

The Chain starts with star of The Thick Of It, Grandma's House, The Day Today and most other comedies of note over the past twenty years, Rebecca Front, speaking to the man who knows her best, her writing partner and big brother Jeremy Front.

They cover childhood teasing and being a woman in comedy, reveal how a cough scuppered Rebecca's chances of working with Mike Leigh and end with Jeremy attempting to maker her re-live an amusing childhood trauma.

"I've heard all the anecdotes so I'll probably just read a book."

The chain continues with:

Rebecca Front talking to her Thick Of It co-star and fellow non-nudist, Chris Addison, about working with Armando Iannucci and embracing his middle-classness through stand-up;

Chris Addison in a rare interview with the actually-really-nice-and-he-doesn't-do-any-of-that-weird-stuff-in-real-life, Derren Brown;

Derren Brown chatting hair, beliefs and Tim Minchin with comedy musical megastar and fellow sceptic Tim Minchin;

A poorly Tim Minchin being handed tissues whilst attempting to interview with no questions a not-at-all-poorly and hilarious Caitlin Moran.

Caitlin Moran getting to spend time and talk shoes, Bananarama and women with her comedy hero Jennifer Saunders.

And...

Jennifer Saunders turning up a week later to find the series has ended. Probably. We weren't there because the series had ended.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2012.


TUE 17:00 Our Man at Wembley (b0075j2s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 17:30 There Is No Escape (b06kcbw8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 18:00 The Man in Black (b00yng5w)
Series 3

The Printed Name by Nicholas Pierpan

Having your heart's desire offered to you on a plate can be a difficult temptation to resist.

Jack is a failing writer who stumbles into a devilish pact with a mysterious businessman.

Mark Gatiss stars as the sinister raconteur, The Man in Black, to introduce Nicholas Pierpan's sinister tale.

Jack …. Ewan Bailey
Rob …. Ryan Watson
Thomas …. Nicholas Boulton
Hermione …. Christine Kavanagh
The Grandfather …. Sean Baker
The TV Announcer …. Claire Harry

More horrifying tales from The Man in Black. You might meet him at a luggage carousel in an airport, or behind the desk at an employment agency or he might approach you in the corridor of a care home. Wherever you encounter him, he's eager to pass on his stories. Stories to unsettle and horrify. Stories to haunt you.

Director: Gemma Jenkins

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in February 2011.


TUE 18:30 That Reminds Me (b007jnhk)
Series 2

Sir Clement Freud

The legendary 'Just a Minute' star recalls his colourful life, and his famous psychoanalyst grandfather Sigmund. From October 2000.


TUE 19:00 Round the Horne (b00lvz50)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 To the Manor Born (b007k4dj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 Charles Paris: Cast, in Order of Disappearance (b007jvhd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 A Dream of Eleanor (b00fq8w2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 Afternoon Reading (b015cnnp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 21:15 Andrew Rissik - The Psychedelic Spy (b007k1nx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


TUE 22:00 There Is No Escape (b06kcbw8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 Twenty Players (b007511f)
Series 1

Hugo De Vries

Forgotten sporting heroes. Steve Rider tells the story of the reckless but exciting racing driver. From June 1995.


TUE 22:45 The Music Teacher (b01fjvxv)
Series 2

Episode 2

Richie Webb returns as multi-instrumentalist music teacher Nigel Penny.

Nigel is charged with creating relaxing music for a pregnant ladies music group.

But whilst Arts Centre director Belinda happily sells tickets for his 'live inspirational womb music' sessions, Nigel is hampered in his preparations by the usual array of challenging pupils and a rather early arrival.

Directed by Nick Walker
Audio production by Matt Katz

Written and produced by Richie Webb
A Top Dog Production for BBC Radio 4.


TUE 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b06pdvzn)
The best in contemporary comedy. Jon Holmes chats to Andrew Maxwell.


TUE 23:00 Delve Special (b007jn2h)
Series 4

Resurrection of St Jerome

Intrepid reporter David Lander probes the extravagant lifestyle of Caribbean despot Felipe Delnazo and his wife Isabella.

Written by Tony Sarchet.

Starring Stephen Fry as David Lander.

With Brenda Blethyn, Robert Bathurst, Andrew Sachs, Philip Pope and Mark Arden.

Producer: Paul Mayhew Archer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1987.


TUE 23:30 The Sofa of Time (b00hxnfl)
Where the Brave Go Shopping

Parker discovers that drinking in gravy makes you shrink, Milford gets rich quick as he changes his £1.40 for 7,000,000 Gravish francs at Papa Mbomba's bureau de change, and Marmite takes the boys to get tooled up at Bravemart for the battle against Raemen Bod.

Continuing the epic and timeless tale of two men and their quest to find "The Sofa of Time", the most magical and powerful item of furniture in the entire universe.

It is said that those who sit on the sofa can be transported to anywhere and anytime.

Fantasy sitcom written by Nick Frost and Matt King.

Milford ...... Matt King.
Parker ...... Nick Frost
Marmite ...... Mark Heap
Raamen Bod ...... Peter Serafinowcz

With Kevin Eldon, Julia Deakin, Janei Anderson, Joseph Marcell, Daisy Jones and Andrew Maxwell.

Producer: Mario Stylianides

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2002.



WEDNESDAY 04 NOVEMBER 2015

WED 00:00 The Man in Black (b00yng5w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 That Reminds Me (b007jnhk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 Charles Paris: Cast, in Order of Disappearance (b007jvhd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 A Dream of Eleanor (b00fq8w2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 Kingsley Amis - Lucky Jim (b00srwxb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday]


WED 02:15 Noise: A Human History (b01rl8l9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Tuesday]


WED 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b013f4q4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:45 Book at Bedtime (b00kd1q3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 Alexandre Dumas - The Count of Monte Cristo (b01p3151)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 Act Your Age (b00qplyn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:30 Chain Reaction (b01l1g68)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:30 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 Our Man at Wembley (b0075j2s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 There Is No Escape (b06kcbw8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 Charles Paris: Cast, in Order of Disappearance (b007jvhj)
3. Inside the Giant's Castle

Charles Paris has still not been able to contact the elusive theatrical impresario Marius Steen.

Now the man who took the compromising photographs of Steen and his lover has been shot - dead.

Francis Matthews stars as actor-cum-sleuth, Charles Paris.

Adapted by Simon Brett from his thriller.

CharleS Paris …. Francis Matthews
Jacqui Mitchell …. Fiona Hendley
Marius Steen …. Peter Tuddenham
Mrs Sweet …. Lynda Baron
Juliet …. Wendy Murray
Miles …. David Dixon
Nigel Steen …. Richard Morant
Taxi Driver …. Mark Jones

Adapted by Simon Brett from his book.

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in May 1984.


WED 06:30 The Baronet and Tissington's Fight for Survival (b00jm0bq)
Sir Richard FitzHerbert of Tissington Hall talks to fellow historic house owners struggling to balance the books. From April 2009.


WED 07:00 Huddwinks (b00fsmz6)
Series 2

The Idiots Have Landed!

A Second World War tale of derring-do, to dispose of Adolf Hitler at his Bavarian lodge.

Roy Hudd stars in Laurie Rowley’s comic parodies.

With:

Denise Coffey
Chris Emmett
David Gooderson
Fred Harris

Producer: Jonathan James-Moore

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in June 1988.


WED 07:30 To Hull and Back (b06kdz3q)
Series 1

An Affair to Forget

Sophie is on a quest for love whilst her mother is trying to get accepted in to a posh Lady's Golf Club.

Door-to-door sellers peddling thick bleach and an accident with a milk float all conspire to thwart their efforts.

Series 1 of the sitcom by BBC New Comedy Award winner, Lucy Beaumont.

Sophie still lives at home with her mum in Hull. They make a living doing car boot sales at the weekend. Except they don't really make a living because her mum can't bear to get rid of any of their junk. Plus, they don't have a car. As their house gets more cluttered, Sophie feels more trapped.

Starring Lucy Beaumont as Sophie and Maureen Lipman as Sheila.

Producer: Carl Cooper

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


WED 08:00 The TV Lark (b01bn40m)
House of Commons

Troutbridge TV must transmit a Party Political Broadcast. And Phillips is off to a ball.

After 4 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?

However, after just 10 episodes, this proved to be only a temporary change of course for the crew of HMS Troutbridge - as the crew were soon back aboard 'The Navy Lark'.

Stars Jon Pertwee as the Floor Manager, Leslie Phillips as The Director, Stephen Murray as the Producer, Ronnie Barker as Fatso Johnson and Richard Caldicote as the Deputy Controller.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in February 1963.


WED 08:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00zn046)
Series 6

Episode 12

Arabian Desert dancers - and the bare truth of Lady Godiva.

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

Written by Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie.

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

Music and songs by Liam Cohen and Bill Oddie.

Producer: David Hatch/Peter Titheradge

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 2 in June 1968.


WED 09:00 Counterpoint (b00874xv)
1999

Heat 2

Ned Sherrin chairs the music quiz with Lancashire's Sue McCombie, Roy Whittaker of Norwich and Stephen Turnbull from Co Durham.


WED 09:30 The Six Mothers-in-Law of Henry VIII (b0076j87)
Episode 5

Henry's VIII 5th wife Catherine Howard was an ambitious girl - one with a reputation and a Duchess as her adviser.

Jonathan Coy stars as Henry VIII

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

Henry VIII ...... Jonathan Coy
Thomas Cromwell ...... Milton Johns
The Chronicler ...... Alfred Burke
Catherine Howard ...... Helen Longworth
Duchess Agnes ...... Marcia Warren
William of Winchelsea ...... Geoffrey McGivern
Simon of Southwark ...... Gyuri Sarossi

Music by Jim Parker.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2003.


WED 10:00 Alexandre Dumas - The Count of Monte Cristo (b01p6rz5)
Episode 3

With Fernand de Morcerf dead, the Count begins to tighten the net around Baron Danglars and Gerard de Villefort, and their unsuspecting wives.

Adventure novel by Alexandre Dumas dramatised by Sebastian Baczkiewicz.

The Count/Edmond Dantes ...... Iain Glen
Haydee ...... Jane Lapotaire
Mercedes de Morcerf ...... Josette Simon
Gerard de Villefort ...... Paul Rhys
Heloise de Villefort ...... Kate Fleetwood
General Noirtier ...... Karl Johnson
Baron Danglars ...... Toby Jones
Hermine Danglars ...... Stephanie Racine
Fernand de Morcerf ...... Zubin Varla
Caderousse ...... Ben Crowe
Andrea Cavalcanti ...... Will Howard
Madame Lascelles ...... Sarah Thom
Coachman ...... Paul Stonehouse
Bertuccio ...... Paul Stonehouse
Valentine de Villefort ...... Lizzy Watts
Max Morrell ...... Adam Nagaitis
Eugenie Danglars ...... Eleanor Crooks
Jacopo ...... Joe Sims
Operator ...... Robert Blythe
Banker ...... Paul Stonehouse

Music by David Tobin and Jeff Meegan.

Directors: Jeremy Mortimer / Sasha Yevtushenko

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2012.


WED 11:00 Afternoon Reading (b015cr9h)
Flann O' Brien - The Brother

Episode 3

The Brother
By Myles na Gopaleen (Flann O'Brien)

"Do you know what it is, the brother's an extraordinary genius."

Born on the 5th October 1911 in Strabane, Northern Ireland, Brian O'Nolan is perhaps best known as Flann O'Brien, the name under which he published his novels At Swim Two Birds, The Hard Life, The Dalkey Archive and The Third Policeman. Often described as one of the 'holy trinity' of modern Irish writers alongside Joyce and Beckett, he was notorious for writing under a range of pseudonyms and penned the daily 'Cruiskeen Lawn' column in the Irish Times as Myles na Gopaleen (na gCopaleen) from 1940 until his death in 1966. Satirising the absurdities and ironies of Dublin life the Cruiskeen Lawn introduced a memorable and hilarious cast of characters; Keats and Chapman, The Plain People of Ireland and the extraordinary, eccentric and preposterous 'brother'.

To mark the centenary of his birth, a series of readings selected from O'Brien's 'Brother' articles, introduces us to one of his most peculiar and eccentric literary creations. An 'extraordinary genius' indeed, the brother is apparently an authority on almost every subject imaginable and has his finger in more pies than he has fingers! Living in digs with his long-suffering landlady and her lodgers, the brother believes that he really does know best about everything from medicine, to water purity, politics and policing, and, as we discover, there is no arguing with the brother!

Meet the inimitable 'brother' as Myles regales us with that most unusual of individual's latest exploits.

Read by Jim Norton with Kevin Moore.

Producer Heather Larmour.


WED 11:15 Andrew Rissik - The Psychedelic Spy (b007k1q2)
Plastic Assassin

On Temptation Island, assassin Billy Hindle plans to kill Jack's wife Tara. Stars Joanna Lumley and Charles Gray.


WED 12:00 The TV Lark (b01bn40m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00zn046)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 Charles Paris: Cast, in Order of Disappearance (b007jvhj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 The Baronet and Tissington's Fight for Survival (b00jm0bq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 Afternoon Reading (b00mk71d)
Agatha Christie - The Mysterious Mr Quin

The Coming of Mr Quin

Martin Jarvis reads a trio of stories starring Agatha Christie's personal favourite character - a certain Mr Harley Quin.

When guests at a house party recall the suicide of the previous owner, a mysterious stranger arrives who throws unexpected light on the case. But another mystery remains - who actually is Mr Quin himself?

Producer/Director : Rosalind Ayres
A Jarvis & Ayres Production for BBC Radio 4.


WED 14:15 Noise: A Human History (b01rlmq0)
Heavenly Sounds

Worshipers in the Middle Ages would have been struck not just by the visual spectacle of great churches and cathedrals, but also by their sound. Medieval churches in the west had very different acoustics to the low-roofed, wattle and daub homes where most of their congregation lived.

Professor David Hendy of the University of Sussex explores how preachers and singers created sounds that fitted these holy spaces beautifully, from Romanesque churches to the musical pillars of Hampi, and an extraordinary 16th century experiment in stereo in St Mark's in Venice.

30-part series made in collaboration with the British Library Sound Archive.

Producer: Matt Thompson.
A Rockethouse production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2013.


WED 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b013fj15)
Village SOS

Episode 3

By Val McDermid.

On the hunt for Colin Arnott's murderer, DCI Marion Bettany (Helen Baxendale) turns her attention to the village post office, run by terse sub-postmistress Angela Bryman. And Angela's not the only villager who resented Colin's project to turn a deconsecrated chapel into a performing arts centre.

Val McDermid is a multi-award winning crime writer, and creator of TV's Wire in the Blood, which stars Robson Green.

Set in Shilwick, Village SOS is a fictional version of the BBC One series of the same name.

DCI Marion Bettany ..... Helen Baxendale
DS John Hodgson ..... David Seddon
Angela Bryman ..... Lynn Fairbairn
Pamela McIntosh ..... Elaine Claxton
Kai Ling Arnott ..... Liz Sutherland
Tilly Francis ..... Rachel Bavidge
Marcus Francis ..... Adrian Grove

Producer / Director ..... Fiona Kelcher

www.bbc.co.uk/villagesos.


WED 14:45 Book at Bedtime (b00kd1q5)
Colm Toibin - Brooklyn

Too Far from Home

Niamh Cusack reads Colm Toibin's story of duty, love and a girl who moved from the south of Ireland to seek a new life in New York in the 1950s.

Eilis' happiness in Brooklyn has been shattered by the news of her beloved sister's death and Tony is the only one who can offer her comfort.


WED 15:00 Alexandre Dumas - The Count of Monte Cristo (b01p6rz5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 Counterpoint (b00874xv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


WED 16:30 The Six Mothers-in-Law of Henry VIII (b0076j87)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


WED 17:00 Huddwinks (b00fsmz6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 17:30 To Hull and Back (b06kdz3q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 18:00 The Man in Black (b00yw4bc)
Series 3

Lights Out by Christopher Golden & Amber Benson

A group of women prisoners try to protect themselves from a malevolent force stalking the corridors at night...

Mark Gatiss stars as sinister raconteur, The Man in Black, to introduce Christopher Golden and Amber Benson's chilling tale.

Sarah ...... Jasmine Hyde
Izra ...... Vineeta Rishi
Guard ...... Joanna Monroe
Gemma ...... Leah Brotherhood
Agnes ...... Sally Orrock
The Ghosts ...... Deeivya Meir

More horrifying tales from The Man in Black. You might meet him at a luggage carousel in an airport, or behind the desk at an employment agency or he might approach you in the corridor of a care home. Wherever you encounter him, he's eager to pass on his stories. Stories to unsettle and horrify. Stories to haunt you.

Director: Gemma Jenkins

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in February 2011.


WED 18:30 Off the Page (b0076tvb)
It's Not What You Know

Matthew Parris, Alexander Waugh, Emma Richler and Susie Boyt reflect on the pervasive power of nepotism. From September 2005.


WED 19:00 The TV Lark (b01bn40m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00zn046)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 Charles Paris: Cast, in Order of Disappearance (b007jvhj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 The Baronet and Tissington's Fight for Survival (b00jm0bq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 Afternoon Reading (b015cr9h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 21:15 Andrew Rissik - The Psychedelic Spy (b007k1q2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


WED 22:00 To Hull and Back (b06kdz3q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 Tim Key's Late Night Poetry Programme (b01c7s27)
Series 1

Family

Tim Key grapples with the idea of 'family' via his narrative poem: The Godfather. Musical accompaniment is provided by Tom Basden.

Written and presented by Tim Key

With Tom Basden

Produced by James Robinson.


WED 22:45 Earls of the Court (b00qvpk2)
Earls Reunited

Comedy drama series by Will Adamsdale and Stewart Wright about two Australians down on their luck in London.

Lloydie returns after years of travel to find best mate Johnno still living in their old flat. But their former gang has disbanded and times have changed. Worse still, the sins of the past are about to catch up with them.

Lloydie ...... Stewart Wright
Johnno ...... Will Adamsdale
Bonzo ...... Rufus Wright
Kirsty ...... Keely Beresford
Shalk ...... Michael Shelford
Brett ...... David Seddon

Directed by Sasha Yevtushenko.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2010.


WED 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b06pdzh9)
The best in contemporary comedy. Jon Holmes chats to Andrew Maxwell.


WED 23:00 Richard Herring's Objective (b00v730v)
Series 1

The Toothbrush Moustache

Richard Herring reclaims objects that we've grown to hate.

This week he's reclaiming the toothbrush moustache on behalf of comedy - taking it back from Hitler to give to it's rightful owner Charlie Chaplin. Based on his Edinburgh show Richard examines why a particular piece of facial hair can evoke revulsion in all who see it when in fact the person first associated with it was one of the funniest people on the planet. He grows his own toothbrush moustache and hears what passers by make of it, talks to a German moustache expert about Hitler's vanity and describes how wearing it on the day after the BNP won seats in the last European election strengthened his resolve to continue his campaign. The show was recorded in front of an audience.

Producer ..... Alison Vernon-Smith.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2010.


WED 23:30 Revolting People (b008ff6d)
Series 3

A Kiss Is Just a Kiss

Samuel turns his shop into a bar called Sam's place...and an old flame called Ingrid turns up.

Sitcom set just before the American War of Independence.

Written by Andy Hamilton and Jay Tarses.

McGurk ...... Andy Hamilton
Samuel ...... Jay Tarses
Captain Brimshaw ...... James Fleet
Mary ...... Jan Ravens
Joshua ...... Tony Maudsley
Ezekiel ...... Hugh Dennis
Cora ...... Penelope Nice

Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2004.



THURSDAY 05 NOVEMBER 2015

THU 00:00 The Man in Black (b00yw4bc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 Off the Page (b0076tvb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 Charles Paris: Cast, in Order of Disappearance (b007jvhj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 The Baronet and Tissington's Fight for Survival (b00jm0bq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 Afternoon Reading (b00mk71d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:15 Noise: A Human History (b01rlmq0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b013fj15)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:45 Book at Bedtime (b00kd1q5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 Alexandre Dumas - The Count of Monte Cristo (b01p6rz5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 Counterpoint (b00874xv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:30 The Six Mothers-in-Law of Henry VIII (b0076j87)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 Huddwinks (b00fsmz6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 To Hull and Back (b06kdz3q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 Charles Paris: Cast, in Order of Disappearance (b007jvhn)
4. Enter the Funny Policeman

Impresario Marius Steen has been found dead.

Jacqui Mitchell suspects foul play, so Charles Paris continues his investigations - and discovers a thing or two about Steen's will.

Francis Matthews stars as actor-cum-sleuth, Charles Paris.

Adapted by Simon Brett from his thriller.

Charles Paris …. Francis Matthews
Jacqui Mitchell …. Fiona Hendley
Marius Steen …. Peter Tuddenham
Gerald Venables …. Jeremy Child
Joanne Menzies …. Sandra Clark
Bartlemas …. Anthony Newlands
O’Rourke …. Alec Bregonzi
Maurice Skellern …. Harry Landis
Morrison …. Peter Cleall
Waiter …. Geoffrey Collins

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in June 1984.


THU 06:30 The Company of Poets (b00zd92g)
Susannah Clapp looks through Angela Carter's journals to discover her unknown poetry. She introduces Angela's circle - her editors Andrew Motion (former Poet Laureate), and Carmen Callil (founder of Virago Press), and her close friend Salman Rushdie, as well as the critic Marina Warner - not just to the verse itself, but to the fact that Angela even wrote poetry, which none of them knew.

Angela Carter is one of the most pungent writers of the last fifty years and yet her poems are more or less unknown. They were written at the beginning of her life as a writer: her first novel was published in 1966, and so have a particular interest as showing a path not taken. In this programme Susannah and guests argue that they strikingly anticipate her fiction and other writing, in both the richness of expression and in subject matter and sometimes even the very violence of the verse makes her concerns plainer. Through readings and analysis, the programme explores Carter's poetic interest in fairy tale, her fascination with the 18th-century (Susannah will argue that she was both a romper and a sceptic secularist), her feminism, her foul tongue, and her fascinating politics. And her poetry will also illustrate Carter's vivid visual sense and tastes, such as her love of cats.

For the programme Susannah goes to the British Library to look at the poems in Angela Carter's journals, and her lists of the things that she was reading at the time she wrote them.

Readings will be done by Olivia Williams (The Sixth Sense, The Ghost Writer and the RSC.)

Susannah was a close friend of Angela Carter's.

Contributors: Salman Rushdie, Andrew Motion, Marina Warner, Carmen Callil, Jamie Andrews. Readings by Olivia Williams.

Producer: Rebecca Stratford.


THU 07:00 North by Northamptonshire (b018xy2d)
Series 2

Episode 5

The dawn of the Dickensian festival brings chaos to Wadenbrook, and Angela has something to tell Frank.

Sheila Hancock narrates the bittersweet adventures of the residents of 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 January 2012.


THU 07:30 Barry Cryer at 80 (b06kgvcd)
Barry Cryer is one of the most significant figures in British comedy. He wrote for Danny La Rue, David Frost and Morecambe & Wise, and has been a fixture on television and radio since the 1960s. He is of course best-known, and best beloved, to the Radio 4 audience for his work on I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue, the "antidote to panel games" which has been running since 1972.

To mark Barry's 80th birthday his son, Bob Cryer, organised a gala performance at the Palace Theatre in London's West End, in aid of one of Barry's favourite charities. Radio 4 is delighted to present a selection of highlights from the evening, which sees friends, family, contemporaries and other acts he loves assemble to pay tribute to the man the comedy world knows simply as "Uncle Baz".

Producer ... Ed Morrish
A BBC Radio Comedy Production.


THU 08:00 Steptoe and Son (b007jzsd)
Series 3

Steptoe and Son and Son

A visitor brings Harold Steptoe some unexpected news.

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
Girl ...... Gwendolyn Watts
Sailor ...... Richard Griffiths.

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

Producer: Bobby Jaye

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in May 1971.


THU 08:30 The Marx Brothers' Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel (b0085j9l)
Series 2

Episode 6

Shady lawyer Waldorf T. Flywheel heads to Hollywood and makes a movie.

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.

CAST:

Groucho Marx as Waldorf T. Flywheel …. Michael Roberts
Chico Marx as Emmanuel Ravelli …. Frank Lazarus
Miss Dimple and Other Female Roles …. Lorelei King
Von Blitzen …. Graham Hoadly
Tyrone Price …. 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 June 1991.


THU 09:00 Genius (b008jdzb)
Series 2

Sid Waddell

Perforated bread and counselling with a twist.

Dave Gorman asks Darts commentator Sid Waddell 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 October 2006.


THU 09:30 No Commitments (b007jnvs)
Series 6

Retiring Types

Charlotte, Anna and Victoria's sisterly ties are strained over a family dinner. Stars Rosemary Leach. From August 1999.


THU 10:00 Alexandre Dumas - The Count of Monte Cristo (b01p9gjy)
Episode 4

Caderousse is dead, and the Count's ward Andrea is poised to marry Eugenie Danglars.

While Heloise de Villefort pursues her own murderous plans to secure General Noirtier's inheritance for her son. The Count's revenge, so long in the planning, is devastating in its conclusion.

Adventure novel by Alexandre Dumas dramatised by Sebastian Baczkiewicz.

The Count/Edmond Dantes ...... Iain Glen
Haydee ...... Jane Lapotaire
Younger Haydee ...... Amber Rose Revah
Mercedes de Morcerf ...... Josette Simon
Fernand, Count de Morcerf ...... Zubin Varla
Gerard de Villefort ...... Paul Rhys
Heloise de Villefort ...... Kate Fleetwood
Abbe Faria ...... Richard Johnson
Baron Danglars ...... Toby Jones
Hermine Danglars ...... Stephanie Racine
Eugenie Danglars ...... Eleanor Crooks
Valentine de Villefort ...... Lizzy Watts
Edouard de Villefort ...... Finn Monteath
Max Morrell ...... Adam Nagaitis
Andrea Cavalcanti ...... Will Howard
Bertuccio ...... Paul Stonehouse
Jacopo ...... Joe Sims
Milly ...... Sarah Thom

Music by David Tobin and Jeff Meegan.

Directors: Jeremy Mortimer / Sasha Yevtushenko

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2012.


THU 11:00 Elizabeth Taylor - Swan Moving (b01pjrry)
The arrival of a winged visitor ruffles feathers in a village where community pride has been forgotten. Read by Fiona Walker. From July 1990.


THU 11:15 Andrew Rissik - The Psychedelic Spy (b007k1r8)
Orange Juice and Sugar

Assassin Billy Hindle is drugged by Jack and finds himself hallucinating. Stars Joanna Lumley and Charles Gray.


THU 12:00 Steptoe and Son (b007jzsd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 The Marx Brothers' Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel (b0085j9l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 Charles Paris: Cast, in Order of Disappearance (b007jvhn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 The Company of Poets (b00zd92g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 Afternoon Reading (b00mp4fv)
Agatha Christie - The Mysterious Mr Quin

The Soul of the Croupier

Martin Jarvis reads this compelling tale set amidst the roulette tables of Monte Carlo, starring Agatha Christie's personal favourite character, Harley Quin.

Holidaying in the South of France, Mr Satterthwaite encounters a beautiful Russian Countess with a mysterious past. But with the sudden arrival of Mr Quin, secrets are about to be revealed. Can they solve a conundrum concerning her and a brash young American?

Producer/Director : Rosalind Ayres
A Jarvis & Ayres Production for BBC Radio 4.


THU 14:15 Noise: A Human History (b01rlptt)
Carnival

Feast days in Medieval Europe were noisy affairs - the streets filled with processions, animal baiting, games and mystery plays.

Professor David Hendy of the University of Sussex tells the story of a Somerset town where a church ale got out of hand and the party went on for eight weeks. Then, as now, being raucous in the streets was a way for the dispossessed to make themselves heard - and revelry could easily tip into revolt.

30-part series made in collaboration with the British Library Sound Archive.

Producer: Matt Thompson.
A Rockethouse production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2013.


THU 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b013flf3)
Village SOS

Episode 4

By Val McDermid.

Today's episode of Village SOS takes us to Shilwick's beach house workshops, where DCI Bettany and her sidekick DS Hodgson interview even more villagers with a grudge against murder victim Colin Arnott, his grieving widow Kai Ling, and their plans to turn a disused chapel into a performing arts centre.

Val McDermid is a multi-award winning crime writer, and creator of TV's Wire in the Blood, which stars Robson Green.

Set in a sleepy Northumbrian community, Village SOS is a fictional version of the BBC One series of the same name.

DCI Marion Bettany ..... Helen Baxendale
DS John Hodgson ..... David Seddon
Pamela McIntosh ..... Elaine Claxton
Bob Brandison ..... Bill Fellows
Kai Ling Arnott ..... Liz Sutherland
Marcus Francis ..... Adrian Grove
Peter Robson ..... Shaun Prendergast

Producer / Director ..... Fiona Kelcher

www.bbc.co.uk/villagesos.


THU 14:45 Book at Bedtime (b00kd1q7)
Colm Toibin - Brooklyn

Being Rose's Ghost

Niamh Cusack reads Colm Toibin's story of duty, love and a girl who moved from the south of Ireland to seek a new life in New York in the 1950s.

Following her sister's death, Eilis returns to her lonely mother in Enniscorthy for a month's visit. Once there it is hard to tell the truth about her last action in America, and harder still to resist the lure of the familiar.


THU 15:00 Alexandre Dumas - The Count of Monte Cristo (b01p9gjy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 Genius (b008jdzb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


THU 16:30 No Commitments (b007jnvs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


THU 17:00 North by Northamptonshire (b018xy2d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 17:30 Barry Cryer at 80 (b06kgvcd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 18:00 The Man in Black (b00z2yvr)
Series 3

Uncle William's House by Alison Falconer

When a young mum inherits a tumble-down cottage, her chance for a fresh start in life seems too good to be true...

Mark Gatiss stars as the sinister raconteur, The Man in Black, to introduce Alison Falconer's sinister tale.

Chrissie …. Anne-Marie Piazza
Andrew …. Henry Devas
Uncle William …. Sean Baker
Ivy …. Sally Orrock
Adrian …. Tony Bell
The Nurse …. Deeivya Meir

Horrifying tales from The Man in Black. You might meet him at a luggage carousel in an airport, or behind the desk at an employment agency or he might approach you in the corridor of a care home. Wherever you encounter him, he's eager to pass on his stories. Stories to unsettle and horrify. Stories to haunt you.

Director: Fiona Kelcher

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra and first broadcast in March 2011.


THU 18:30 Great Lives (b0076s0k)
Series 7

Ronald Reagan

Lord Powell, Margaret Thatcher's foreign affairs adviser, chooses US President Ronald Reagan. With Francine Stock. From May 2005.


THU 19:00 Steptoe and Son (b007jzsd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 The Marx Brothers' Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel (b0085j9l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 Charles Paris: Cast, in Order of Disappearance (b007jvhn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 The Company of Poets (b00zd92g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 Elizabeth Taylor - Swan Moving (b01pjrry)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


THU 21:15 Andrew Rissik - The Psychedelic Spy (b007k1r8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


THU 22:00 Barry Cryer at 80 (b06kgvcd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 The Secret World (b011kqsj)
Series 1

Episode 3

From Jools Holland to Ross Kemp, Jon Culshaw explores the bizarre private lives of famous folk. From April 2009.


THU 23:00 Old Harry's Game (b0090y11)
Series 2

Chuckles

Satan is conducting interviews for a new assistant. In the running are Scumspawn and a devious dolphin.

Andy Hamilton's comedy series set in Hell.

Satan ...... Andy Hamilton
The Professor ...... James Grout
Thomas ...... Jimmy Mulville
Scumspawn ...... Robert Duncan

Other characters played by Philip Pope.

Producer Paul Mayhew-Archer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1998.


THU 23:30 The Mark Steel Lecture (b007k4h4)
Series 1

Thomas Paine

Radical comic Mark Steel profiles the life of 18th-century author and radical idealist, Thomas Paine.

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 06 NOVEMBER 2015

FRI 00:00 The Man in Black (b00z2yvr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 Great Lives (b0076s0k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 Charles Paris: Cast, in Order of Disappearance (b007jvhn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 The Company of Poets (b00zd92g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 Afternoon Reading (b00mp4fv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:15 Noise: A Human History (b01rlptt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b013flf3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:45 Book at Bedtime (b00kd1q7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 Alexandre Dumas - The Count of Monte Cristo (b01p9gjy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 Genius (b008jdzb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:30 No Commitments (b007jnvs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 North by Northamptonshire (b018xy2d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 Barry Cryer at 80 (b06kgvcd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 Charles Paris: Cast, in Order of Disappearance (b007jvhq)
5. Slapstick Scene

Marius Steen has been found dead. His lover Jacqui Mitchell suspects foul play and now that a new will has been found made in her favour, Charles Paris begins to believe her.

Movie making becomes a horror story.

Francis Matthews stars as actor-cum-sleuth, Charles Paris.

Adapted by Simon Brett from his thriller.

Charles Paris …. Francis Matthews
Jacqui Mitchell …. Fiona Hendley
Gerald Venable …. Jeremy Child
Joanne Menzies …. Sandra Clark
Nigel Steen …. Richard Morant
Jean-Luc Roussel …. Harry Fowler
Garth …. Nigel Graham
P.A. …. Eileen Tully
Eric …. Mark Jones

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in June 1984.


FRI 06:30 Gormley on Epstein (b00n86t3)
Artist Jacob Epstein attracted criticism during his turbulent career - his work was seen as too graphic or hard hitting, too 'ugly' or 'distorted', even 'cannibal'.

After his death, the younger sculptor Henry Moore paid tribute to his courage as a pioneering artist who bore the brunt of critical derision, but even today, Epstein has never been properly celebrated for his work at the vanguard of British art.

In this programme made to mark the 50th anniversary of Epstein's death, contemporary artist Antony Gormley redresses the balance, to show Epstein's vital position in art.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2009.


FRI 07:00 The Change (b0076pdx)
Series 3

Episode 6

Tensions mount as Carol approaches full term and she and George appear on Woman's Hour on BBC Radio 4.

Carol …. Lynda Bellingham
George …. Philip Jackson
Violet ...... Marcia Warren
Maureen …. Maureen Beattie
Ken …. James Vaugnan
Sonia …. Emma Kennedy
Jerry …. Barnaby Kay
Dave …. Mark Powley
Researcher ...... Rosie Armstrong
Di Aitchison ...... As herself
Jenni Murray ...... As 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 December 2004.


FRI 07:30 Shedtown (b01q977h)
Series 2

Death in the Afternoon

In series two of Shedtown, our wooden 'man-cave', icon of escape and isolation - the shed - continues to be a symbol of possibility and change.

Episode 4: Death in the Afternoon

Shedtown Mark II rings its own death knell to the tune of Deborah Dearden's meticulously planned merry-go-round and Jimmy asks where hearts lie.

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
Protestor...........Sian Breckin
Nell..............................Eleanor Samson
The Wesleyans............Isabelle Sykes & Dorothy Collins
Narrator............Maxine Peake

Music........Paul Heaton & 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 (b00898pr)
Series 5

East Cheam Drama Festival

Rivalling Edinburgh and Salzburg - three short plays as the lad welcomes us to East Cheam Repertory Company.

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 April 1958.


FRI 08:30 The Goon Show (b007wvvh)
Series 6

Napoleon's Piano

Neddie Seagoon is conned into pinching the keyboard played at the Battle of Waterloo.

Groundbreaking, surreal BBC radio comedy written by Spike Milligan.

Starring:
Peter Sellers
Harry Secombe
Spike Milligan

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

With the Ray Ellington Quartet and Max Geldray.

Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott.

Announcer: Wallace Greenslade

Producer: Peter Eton

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in October 1955.


FRI 09:00 The 3rd Degree (b00zlfhf)
Series 1

Salford

Coming this week from the University of Salford, host Steve Punt puts the questions to lecturers and students alike. So if you'd like to hear a Military Historian humming Beatles songs, a Senior Lecturer in Criminology trying to identify Rihanna, or students trying to list types of fruit that begin with the letter 'P', then this is the quiz show for you. Plus the only time in recording history that the word "pebble" has earned a massive cheer.

"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.

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 (b007jsgr)
Series 1

Mind That Baby

Single dad Bryan gets wrapped in red tape at the benefits office.

Stars Richard Beckinsale as Bryan Archer, Pat Coombs as Mum/Albert and John Comer as Dad. With Dilys Laye as the Welfare Lady/Mrs Featherstone-Haugh.

Written by Jim Eldridge.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in November 1977.


FRI 10:00 Electric Decade (b01gf4lq)
Uncle Fred in the Springtime

Episode 1

Dramatised by Archie Scottney

Joyous all-star spring fever, led by Alfred Molina, Patricia Hodge, Jared Harris, Martin Jarvis and Rufus Sewell. A pig-napping romantic thriller! PGW's dialogue dances across the Blandings Castle lawns. Charming Earl of Ickenham (Uncle Fred) has received a plea from affably dotty Lord Emsworth to help foil a plot to steal his prize-winning pig. And to examine the sanity of eccentric Duke of Dunstable.

Delighting in such entertainment, Uncle Fred arrives at Blandings in the guise of "brain specialist" Glossop, with nephew Pongo posing as his secretary. Lively Polly Pott is the third imposter, secretly engaged to Dunstable's nephew Ricky and hoping to charm her prospective uncle-in-law. Emsworth's devious secretary Rupert Baxter (Jared Harris) spots them but can't call their bluff for fear of blackmail. Emsworth's sister Connie suspects they are jewel thieves. Bosham, Emsworth's son, thinks all is above board. But then Polly's detective Dad is called in. Will the pig-napping happen?

Cast:
Uncle Fred ..... Alfred Molina
Lady Constance ..... Patricia Hodge
The Duke of Dunstable ..... Christopher Neame
Rupert Baxter ..... Jared Harris
Ricky Gilpin ..... Rufus Sewell
Horace Davenport ..... Lloyd Owen
Mustard Pott ..... Julian Holloway
Polly Pott ..... Sophie Winkleman
Lord Emsworth ..... Martin Jarvis
P.G. Wodehouse ..... Ian Ogilvy
Lord Bosham ..... Simon Templeman
Pongo Twistleton ..... Matthew Wolf
Beach ..... Kenneth Danziger
Valerie Twistleton ..... Moira Quirk
Webster/Footmen ..... Darren Richardson
Singing Gardener ..... Mark Holden

Director: Martin Jarvis
Producer: Rosalind Ayres

A Jarvis & Ayres Production for BBC Radio 4.


FRI 11:00 Elizabeth Taylor - Plenty Good Fiesta (b01pjzbz)
The Spanish Civil War brings refugees to England and one little boy to the attention of a young couple. Read by Anna Massey. From April 1991.


FRI 11:15 Andrew Rissik - The Psychedelic Spy (b007k1sh)
Everyone's Been Burned

Reeling from the shooting, Billy Hindle is determined to track down the killer. Stars James Aubrey and Joanna Lumley.


FRI 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b00898pr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 The Goon Show (b007wvvh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 Charles Paris: Cast, in Order of Disappearance (b007jvhq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 Gormley on Epstein (b00n86t3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 Afternoon Reading (b00mp4fj)
Agatha Christie - The Mysterious Mr Quin

At the Bells and Motley

Martin Jarvis reads another story concerning investigations by the mysterious Mr Quin. For Mr Satterthwaite, a punctured car tyre on a cold winter's evening is the start of another mystery-solving encounter with the enigmatic Mr Harley Quin.

Taking refuge at a country inn Mr Satterthwaite discovers his friend Mr Quin, who invites him to re-examine the strange case of a wealthy young local woman and her new husband's disappearance. Was it murder? Or is there some other game afoot?

Producer/Director : Rosalind Ayres
A Jarvis & Ayres Production for BBC Radio 4.


FRI 14:15 Noise: A Human History (b01rlsvg)
Restraint

The 16th and 17th centuries brought a new emphasis on self-discipline in every day life - and with it a revulsion against noise of every kind. City authorities banned singing and feasting from public squares and tore down maypoles, while town-dwellers raised petitions against noisy neighbours. Spitting, snorting and breaking wind - once part of everyday life - were now a cause for wrinkled noses and dismay.

Professor David Hendy of the University of Sussex cocks a genteel ear to the polite sound-world of the 16th and 17th centuries.

30-part series made in collaboration with the British Library Sound Archive.

Producer: Matt Thompson.
A Rockethouse production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2013.


FRI 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b013gcn9)
Village SOS

Episode 5

By Val McDermid.

DCI Bettany fears she's no closer to finding Colin Arnott's murderer. Colin's plans to convert a United Reformed chapel into a performing arts centre made him enemies in the village. Bettany hopes that spending a night in the village pub will bring her closer to the killer.

Val McDermid is a multi-award winning crime writer, and creator of TV's Wire in the Blood, which stars Robson Green.

Set in Shilwick, Village SOS is a fictional version of the BBC One series of the same name.

DCI Marion Bettany ..... Helen Baxendale
DS John Hodgson ..... David Seddon
Peter Robson ..... Shaun Prendergast
Kai Ling Arnott ..... Liz Sutherland
Pamela McIntosh ..... Elaine Claxton
Tom Briggs ..... Christian Rodska

Producer / Director ..... Fiona Kelcher

www.bbc.co.uk/villagesos.


FRI 14:45 Book at Bedtime (b00kd1q9)
Colm Toibin - Brooklyn

Torn in Two

Niamh Cusack reads Colm Toibin's story of duty, love and a girl who moved from the south of Ireland to seek a new life in New York in the 1950s.

Home for a holiday and to comfort her grieving mother, Eilis has been unable to resist the lure of the familiar. Meanwhile, Tony waits for her in Brooklyn.


FRI 15:00 Electric Decade (b01gf4lq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 The 3rd Degree (b00zlfhf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


FRI 16:30 Albert and Me (b007jsgr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


FRI 17:00 The Change (b0076pdx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 17:30 Shedtown (b01q977h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 18:00 The Man in Black (b00zd7gz)
Series 3

Perfect Home

A man and a woman meet at a bus stop late at night - but who is fooling who..?

More horrifying tales from The Man in Black. Wherever you encounter him, he's eager to pass on his stories. Stories to unsettle and horrify. Stories to haunt you.

Mark Gatiss stars as sinister raconteur to introduce Nick Warburton's chilling tale.

CAST:

Heron …. Toby Jones
Felice …. Zoe Tapper

Director: Lucy Collingwood.

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra and first broadcast in March 2011.


FRI 18:30 Soul Music (b00763t6)
Series 2

Zadok

Simon Halsey, Mary Davies and the Duke of Devonshire reflect on the impact of Handel's Zadok the Priest.

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

Producer: Rosie Boulton

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2001.


FRI 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b00898pr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 The Goon Show (b007wvvh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 Charles Paris: Cast, in Order of Disappearance (b007jvhq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 Gormley on Epstein (b00n86t3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Elizabeth Taylor - Plenty Good Fiesta (b01pjzbz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 21:15 Andrew Rissik - The Psychedelic Spy (b007k1sh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


FRI 22:00 Shedtown (b01q977h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 Absolute Power (b007tcpt)
Series 2

Episode 2

An old flame pits spinmeisters Charles and Martin against one another. Stars Stephen Fry and Tamsin Greig. From February 2001.


FRI 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b06q9prn)
The best in contemporary comedy. Arthur Smith chats to Dan Clark.


FRI 23:00 Meet David Sedaris (b01n60m2)
Series 3

Author Author; Front Row Centre with Thaddeus Bristol

The multi-award winning American essayist brings more of his wit and charm to BBC Radio 4 with a series of audience readings.

This week David gives his observations of life as an author on tour in "Author, Author", makes a satirical swipe at critics in "Front Row Centre with Thaddeus Bristol", and reads some extracts from his diaries.

Producer: Steve Doherty
A Boom Pictures Cymru production for BBC Radio 4.


FRI 23:30 Bridget Christie Minds the Gap (b01r11x0)
Series 1

Episode 1

After noticing that misogyny, like shiny leggings, had made an unexpected comeback - comedian Bridget Christie wonders did it ever really go away?

In the first of her four-part stand up comedy series on the state of British feminism today, Bridget asks why feminism became a dirty word and whether the modern British woman needs it.

An incident involving a man, a smell and a well-known bookstore made her ask what place feminism has in modern Britain, whether the fight has been won or is being fought on different fronts. Plus, why did Bic launch the "Bic for Her" - a pen specifically designed for a woman's hand?

Fred MacAulay helps her remember some of the key incidents which brought her to an epiphany and a call to arms.

Producer; Alison Vernon-Smith.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2013.




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

15 Minute Drama 02:30 SAT (b01f6b05)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 MON (b013f0xp)

15 Minute Drama 02:30 TUE (b013f0xp)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 TUE (b013f4q4)

15 Minute Drama 02:30 WED (b013f4q4)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 WED (b013fj15)

15 Minute Drama 02:30 THU (b013fj15)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 THU (b013flf3)

15 Minute Drama 02:30 FRI (b013flf3)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 FRI (b013gcn9)

A Date With Dyall 09:00 SAT (b06my9rb)

A Date With Dyall 19:00 SAT (b06my9rb)

A Dream of Eleanor 06:30 TUE (b00fq8w2)

A Dream of Eleanor 13:30 TUE (b00fq8w2)

A Dream of Eleanor 20:30 TUE (b00fq8w2)

A Dream of Eleanor 01:30 WED (b00fq8w2)

A Good Read 18:30 MON (b0075zpx)

A Good Read 00:30 TUE (b0075zpx)

A View With a Room - Burgh Island Hotel 07:15 SUN (b0075fld)

A View With a Room - Burgh Island Hotel 14:15 SUN (b0075fld)

A View With a Room - Burgh Island Hotel 02:15 MON (b0075fld)

Absolute Power 22:30 FRI (b007tcpt)

Act Your Age 16:00 TUE (b00qplyn)

Act Your Age 04:00 WED (b00qplyn)

Afternoon Reading 11:00 MON (b015ck9j)

Afternoon Reading 21:00 MON (b015ck9j)

Afternoon Reading 11:00 TUE (b015cnnp)

Afternoon Reading 21:00 TUE (b015cnnp)

Afternoon Reading 11:00 WED (b015cr9h)

Afternoon Reading 14:00 WED (b00mk71d)

Afternoon Reading 21:00 WED (b015cr9h)

Afternoon Reading 02:00 THU (b00mk71d)

Afternoon Reading 14:00 THU (b00mp4fv)

Afternoon Reading 02:00 FRI (b00mp4fv)

Afternoon Reading 14:00 FRI (b00mp4fj)

Albert and Me 04:30 SAT (b007jsdl)

Albert and Me 09:30 FRI (b007jsgr)

Albert and Me 16:30 FRI (b007jsgr)

Alexandre Dumas - The Count of Monte Cristo 10:00 MON (b01p0680)

Alexandre Dumas - The Count of Monte Cristo 15:00 MON (b01p0680)

Alexandre Dumas - The Count of Monte Cristo 03:00 TUE (b01p0680)

Alexandre Dumas - The Count of Monte Cristo 10:00 TUE (b01p3151)

Alexandre Dumas - The Count of Monte Cristo 15:00 TUE (b01p3151)

Alexandre Dumas - The Count of Monte Cristo 03:00 WED (b01p3151)

Alexandre Dumas - The Count of Monte Cristo 10:00 WED (b01p6rz5)

Alexandre Dumas - The Count of Monte Cristo 15:00 WED (b01p6rz5)

Alexandre Dumas - The Count of Monte Cristo 03:00 THU (b01p6rz5)

Alexandre Dumas - The Count of Monte Cristo 10:00 THU (b01p9gjy)

Alexandre Dumas - The Count of Monte Cristo 15:00 THU (b01p9gjy)

Alexandre Dumas - The Count of Monte Cristo 03:00 FRI (b01p9gjy)

Andrew Rissik - The Psychedelic Spy 11:15 MON (b008kkj9)

Andrew Rissik - The Psychedelic Spy 21:15 MON (b008kkj9)

Andrew Rissik - The Psychedelic Spy 11:15 TUE (b007k1nx)

Andrew Rissik - The Psychedelic Spy 21:15 TUE (b007k1nx)

Andrew Rissik - The Psychedelic Spy 11:15 WED (b007k1q2)

Andrew Rissik - The Psychedelic Spy 21:15 WED (b007k1q2)

Andrew Rissik - The Psychedelic Spy 11:15 THU (b007k1r8)

Andrew Rissik - The Psychedelic Spy 21:15 THU (b007k1r8)

Andrew Rissik - The Psychedelic Spy 11:15 FRI (b007k1sh)

Andrew Rissik - The Psychedelic Spy 21:15 FRI (b007k1sh)

Archive on 4 08:00 SAT (b01pz4vf)

Archive on 4 15:00 SAT (b01pz4vf)

Archive on 4 03:00 SUN (b01pz4vf)

Armando Iannucci's Charm Offensive 22:30 SAT (b00d56bp)

Barry Cryer at 80 07:30 THU (b06kgvcd)

Barry Cryer at 80 17:30 THU (b06kgvcd)

Barry Cryer at 80 22:00 THU (b06kgvcd)

Barry Cryer at 80 05:30 FRI (b06kgvcd)

Basil Copper - The Candle in the Skull 18:45 SAT (b007jpyd)

Basil Copper - The Candle in the Skull 02:00 SUN (b007jpyd)

Book at Bedtime 02:45 SAT (b00kb9kv)

Book at Bedtime 14:45 MON (b00kd3j5)

Book at Bedtime 02:45 TUE (b00kd3j5)

Book at Bedtime 14:45 TUE (b00kd1q3)

Book at Bedtime 02:45 WED (b00kd1q3)

Book at Bedtime 14:45 WED (b00kd1q5)

Book at Bedtime 02:45 THU (b00kd1q5)

Book at Bedtime 14:45 THU (b00kd1q7)

Book at Bedtime 02:45 FRI (b00kd1q7)

Book at Bedtime 14:45 FRI (b00kd1q9)

Bridget Christie Minds the Gap 23:30 FRI (b01r11x0)

Bussmann and Quantick Kingsize 22:30 SUN (b00757wk)

Chain Reaction 16:30 TUE (b01l1g68)

Chain Reaction 04:30 WED (b01l1g68)

Charles Paris: Cast, in Order of Disappearance 06:00 MON (b007jvh9)

Charles Paris: Cast, in Order of Disappearance 13:00 MON (b007jvh9)

Charles Paris: Cast, in Order of Disappearance 20:00 MON (b007jvh9)

Charles Paris: Cast, in Order of Disappearance 01:00 TUE (b007jvh9)

Charles Paris: Cast, in Order of Disappearance 06:00 TUE (b007jvhd)

Charles Paris: Cast, in Order of Disappearance 13:00 TUE (b007jvhd)

Charles Paris: Cast, in Order of Disappearance 20:00 TUE (b007jvhd)

Charles Paris: Cast, in Order of Disappearance 01:00 WED (b007jvhd)

Charles Paris: Cast, in Order of Disappearance 06:00 WED (b007jvhj)

Charles Paris: Cast, in Order of Disappearance 13:00 WED (b007jvhj)

Charles Paris: Cast, in Order of Disappearance 20:00 WED (b007jvhj)

Charles Paris: Cast, in Order of Disappearance 01:00 THU (b007jvhj)

Charles Paris: Cast, in Order of Disappearance 06:00 THU (b007jvhn)

Charles Paris: Cast, in Order of Disappearance 13:00 THU (b007jvhn)

Charles Paris: Cast, in Order of Disappearance 20:00 THU (b007jvhn)

Charles Paris: Cast, in Order of Disappearance 01:00 FRI (b007jvhn)

Charles Paris: Cast, in Order of Disappearance 06:00 FRI (b007jvhq)

Charles Paris: Cast, in Order of Disappearance 13:00 FRI (b007jvhq)

Charles Paris: Cast, in Order of Disappearance 20:00 FRI (b007jvhq)

Christopher Fry - Curtmantle 06:00 SAT (b06mw116)

Christopher Fry - Curtmantle 16:00 SAT (b06mw116)

Christopher Fry - Curtmantle 04:00 SUN (b06mw116)

Clare in the Community 07:30 SUN (b01pp88x)

Clare in the Community 17:30 SUN (b01pp88x)

Clare in the Community 22:00 SUN (b01pp88x)

Clare in the Community 05:30 MON (b01pp88x)

Concrete Cow 22:00 SAT (b00768y0)

Counterpoint 09:00 WED (b00874xv)

Counterpoint 16:00 WED (b00874xv)

Counterpoint 04:00 THU (b00874xv)

Creme de la Crime 23:45 MON (b0089jzj)

Creme de la Crime 09:45 TUE (b0089jzj)

DH Lawrence - Daughters of the Vicar 16:00 SUN (b0075s4x)

DH Lawrence - Daughters of the Vicar 04:00 MON (b0075s4x)

Dad's Army 08:00 MON (b007jpp4)

Dad's Army 12:00 MON (b007jpp4)

Dad's Army 19:00 MON (b007jpp4)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 11:50 SUN (b00m45d2)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 19:50 SUN (b00m45d2)

Delve Special 23:00 TUE (b007jn2h)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:15 SUN (b06myy9x)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:15 SUN (b06myy9x)

Drama 14:15 SAT (b00yj97j)

Drama 02:15 SUN (b00yj97j)

Earls of the Court 22:45 WED (b00qvpk2)

Educating Archie 08:00 SUN (b009gc5s)

Educating Archie 12:00 SUN (b009gc5s)

Electric Decade 10:00 FRI (b01gf4lq)

Electric Decade 15:00 FRI (b01gf4lq)

Elizabeth Taylor - Plenty Good Fiesta 11:00 FRI (b01pjzbz)

Elizabeth Taylor - Plenty Good Fiesta 21:00 FRI (b01pjzbz)

Elizabeth Taylor - Swan Moving 11:00 THU (b01pjrry)

Elizabeth Taylor - Swan Moving 21:00 THU (b01pjrry)

Genius 09:00 THU (b008jdzb)

Genius 16:00 THU (b008jdzb)

Genius 04:00 FRI (b008jdzb)

Getting Nowhere Fast 09:30 MON (b00mqgrr)

Getting Nowhere Fast 16:30 MON (b00mqgrr)

Getting Nowhere Fast 04:30 TUE (b00mqgrr)

Gormley on Epstein 06:30 FRI (b00n86t3)

Gormley on Epstein 13:30 FRI (b00n86t3)

Gormley on Epstein 20:30 FRI (b00n86t3)

Great Lives 18:30 THU (b0076s0k)

Great Lives 00:30 FRI (b0076s0k)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:00 FRI (b00898pr)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:00 FRI (b00898pr)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:00 FRI (b00898pr)

Hercule Poirot 01:00 SAT (b0109byt)

How to Survive the Roman Empire, by Pliny and Me (Omnibus) 13:00 SAT (b09qd9hz)

Huddwinks 07:00 WED (b00fsmz6)

Huddwinks 17:00 WED (b00fsmz6)

Huddwinks 05:00 THU (b00fsmz6)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 08:30 WED (b00zn046)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 12:30 WED (b00zn046)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 19:30 WED (b00zn046)

In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom - Omnibus 09:00 SUN (b06mywvz)

In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom - Omnibus 20:00 SUN (b06mywvz)

Inheritance Tracks 14:10 SAT (b06myczx)

Inheritance Tracks 10:10 SUN (b06myxjt)

Inheritance Tracks 21:10 SUN (b06myxjt)

Just a Minute 07:30 MON (b06kbjf2)

Just a Minute 17:30 MON (b06kbjf2)

Just a Minute 22:00 MON (b06kbjf2)

Just a Minute 05:30 TUE (b06kbjf2)

Kingsley Amis - Lucky Jim 02:00 SAT (b00srkkv)

Kingsley Amis - Lucky Jim 14:00 MON (b00srqfs)

Kingsley Amis - Lucky Jim 02:00 TUE (b00srqfs)

Kingsley Amis - Lucky Jim 14:00 TUE (b00srwxb)

Kingsley Amis - Lucky Jim 02:00 WED (b00srwxb)

Laura Solon - Talking and Not Talking 23:00 SUN (b007731j)

Meet David Sedaris 23:00 FRI (b01n60m2)

Mind's Eye 00:00 SAT (b007jyvk)

Misfits in France 07:30 SAT (b00f24f8)

Misfits in France 17:30 SAT (b00f24f8)

Misfits in France 05:30 SUN (b00f24f8)

Much Binding in the Marsh 08:30 SUN (b008p5c6)

Much Binding in the Marsh 12:30 SUN (b008p5c6)

No Commitments 09:30 THU (b007jnvs)

No Commitments 16:30 THU (b007jnvs)

No Commitments 04:30 FRI (b007jnvs)

Noise: A Human History 02:15 SAT (b01rgm2k)

Noise: A Human History 14:15 MON (b01rl5rd)

Noise: A Human History 02:15 TUE (b01rl5rd)

Noise: A Human History 14:15 TUE (b01rl8l9)

Noise: A Human History 02:15 WED (b01rl8l9)

Noise: A Human History 14:15 WED (b01rlmq0)

Noise: A Human History 02:15 THU (b01rlmq0)

Noise: A Human History 14:15 THU (b01rlptt)

Noise: A Human History 02:15 FRI (b01rlptt)

Noise: A Human History 14:15 FRI (b01rlsvg)

North by Northamptonshire 07:00 THU (b018xy2d)

North by Northamptonshire 17:00 THU (b018xy2d)

North by Northamptonshire 05:00 FRI (b018xy2d)

Off the Page 18:30 WED (b0076tvb)

Off the Page 00:30 THU (b0076tvb)

Old Harry's Game 23:00 THU (b0090y11)

Our Man at Wembley 12:30 SAT (b00759dn)

Our Man at Wembley 07:00 TUE (b0075j2s)

Our Man at Wembley 17:00 TUE (b0075j2s)

Our Man at Wembley 05:00 WED (b0075j2s)

Peter Regent - Abroad 15:45 SUN (b06myznq)

Peter Regent - Abroad 03:45 MON (b06myznq)

Poetry Extra 17:00 SUN (b06mz052)

Poetry Extra 05:00 MON (b06mz052)

RK Narayan - The Guide 03:00 SAT (b007jyp4)

Ray Bradbury's Tales of the Bizarre 18:00 SUN (b007jlrz)

Ray Bradbury's Tales of the Bizarre 00:00 MON (b007jlrz)

Recorded for Training Purposes 23:30 SUN (b00gs0n6)

Reeds in the Wind - Omnibus 06:00 SUN (b01fhl39)

Reeds in the Wind - Omnibus 13:00 SUN (b01fhl39)

Reeds in the Wind - Omnibus 01:00 MON (b01fhl39)

Revolting People 23:30 WED (b008ff6d)

Richard Herring's Objective 23:00 WED (b00v730v)

Round the Horne 08:00 TUE (b00lvz50)

Round the Horne 12:00 TUE (b00lvz50)

Round the Horne 19:00 TUE (b00lvz50)

Shedtown 05:30 SAT (b01q03sb)

Shedtown 07:30 FRI (b01q977h)

Shedtown 17:30 FRI (b01q977h)

Shedtown 22:00 FRI (b01q977h)

Soul Music 00:30 SAT (b00763px)

Soul Music 18:30 FRI (b00763t6)

Stephen Sheridan - The House at World's End 18:00 SAT (b0076hc6)

Steptoe and Son 08:00 THU (b007jzsd)

Steptoe and Son 12:00 THU (b007jzsd)

Steptoe and Son 19:00 THU (b007jzsd)

Street and Lane 12:00 SAT (b00v3n2v)

Street and Lane 07:00 MON (b00v8lr4)

Street and Lane 17:00 MON (b00v8lr4)

Street and Lane 05:00 TUE (b00v8lr4)

TED Radio Hour 11:00 SUN (b06d29cv)

TED Radio Hour 19:00 SUN (b06d29cv)

Terry Pratchett 18:30 SUN (b008p7x8)

Terry Pratchett 00:30 MON (b008p7x8)

That Reminds Me 18:30 TUE (b007jnhk)

That Reminds Me 00:30 WED (b007jnhk)

The 3rd Degree 04:00 SAT (b00zdh7m)

The 3rd Degree 09:00 FRI (b00zlfhf)

The 3rd Degree 16:00 FRI (b00zlfhf)

The Baronet and Tissington's Fight for Survival 06:30 WED (b00jm0bq)

The Baronet and Tissington's Fight for Survival 13:30 WED (b00jm0bq)

The Baronet and Tissington's Fight for Survival 20:30 WED (b00jm0bq)

The Baronet and Tissington's Fight for Survival 01:30 THU (b00jm0bq)

The Change 05:00 SAT (b06l3287)

The Change 07:00 FRI (b0076pdx)

The Change 17:00 FRI (b0076pdx)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 SUN (b06nd3tb)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 TUE (b06pdvzn)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 WED (b06pdzh9)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 FRI (b06q9prn)

The Company of Poets 06:30 THU (b00zd92g)

The Company of Poets 13:30 THU (b00zd92g)

The Company of Poets 20:30 THU (b00zd92g)

The Company of Poets 01:30 FRI (b00zd92g)

The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show 08:30 MON (b01rqbf9)

The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show 12:30 MON (b01rqbf9)

The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show 19:30 MON (b01rqbf9)

The Goon Show 08:30 FRI (b007wvvh)

The Goon Show 12:30 FRI (b007wvvh)

The Goon Show 19:30 FRI (b007wvvh)

The Headset Set 22:30 MON (b01ntjqh)

The Man in Black 18:00 MON (b00yhs8p)

The Man in Black 00:00 TUE (b00yhs8p)

The Man in Black 18:00 TUE (b00yng5w)

The Man in Black 00:00 WED (b00yng5w)

The Man in Black 18:00 WED (b00yw4bc)

The Man in Black 00:00 THU (b00yw4bc)

The Man in Black 18:00 THU (b00z2yvr)

The Man in Black 00:00 FRI (b00z2yvr)

The Man in Black 18:00 FRI (b00zd7gz)

The Mark Steel Lecture 23:30 THU (b007k4h4)

The Marx Brothers' Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel 08:30 THU (b0085j9l)

The Marx Brothers' Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel 12:30 THU (b0085j9l)

The Marx Brothers' Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel 19:30 THU (b0085j9l)

The Motion Show 09:00 MON (b0075s3q)

The Motion Show 16:00 MON (b0075s3q)

The Motion Show 04:00 TUE (b0075s3q)

The Music Teacher 22:45 TUE (b01fjvxv)

The News Quiz Extra 23:00 MON (b06mzqpd)

The News Quiz Extra 09:00 TUE (b06mzqpd)

The Problem With Adam Bloom 23:30 SAT (b019chmt)

The Secret World 22:30 THU (b011kqsj)

The Six Mothers-in-Law of Henry VIII 09:30 WED (b0076j87)

The Six Mothers-in-Law of Henry VIII 16:30 WED (b0076j87)

The Six Mothers-in-Law of Henry VIII 04:30 THU (b0076j87)

The Sofa of Time 23:30 TUE (b00hxnfl)

The TV Lark 08:00 WED (b01bn40m)

The TV Lark 12:00 WED (b01bn40m)

The TV Lark 19:00 WED (b01bn40m)

There Is No Escape 07:30 TUE (b06kcbw8)

There Is No Escape 17:30 TUE (b06kcbw8)

There Is No Escape 22:00 TUE (b06kcbw8)

There Is No Escape 05:30 WED (b06kcbw8)

There's More to Life Than London 06:30 MON (b00sxh94)

There's More to Life Than London 13:30 MON (b00sxh94)

There's More to Life Than London 20:30 MON (b00sxh94)

There's More to Life Than London 01:30 TUE (b00sxh94)

Tim Key's Late Night Poetry Programme 22:30 WED (b01c7s27)

To Hull and Back 07:30 WED (b06kdz3q)

To Hull and Back 17:30 WED (b06kdz3q)

To Hull and Back 22:00 WED (b06kdz3q)

To Hull and Back 05:30 THU (b06kdz3q)

To the Manor Born 08:30 TUE (b007k4dj)

To the Manor Born 12:30 TUE (b007k4dj)

To the Manor Born 19:30 TUE (b007k4dj)

Trigger Mortis - Omnibus 14:30 SUN (b06myz8g)

Trigger Mortis - Omnibus 02:30 MON (b06myz8g)

Twenty Players 22:30 TUE (b007511f)

Vital Mental Medicine: Shackleton's Banjo 01:30 SAT (b00wdgr5)

William Peter Blatty - The Exorcist 00:00 SUN (b03vgxyz)

William Peter Blatty - The Exorcist 01:00 SUN (b03vh22d)

Wondermentalist Cabaret 23:00 SAT (b01lstsm)