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SATURDAY 07 NOVEMBER 2015

SAT 00:00 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.


SAT 00:30 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.


SAT 01:00 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.


SAT 01:30 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.


SAT 02:00 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.


SAT 02:15 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.


SAT 02:30 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.


SAT 02:45 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.


SAT 03:00 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.


SAT 04:00 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.


SAT 04:30 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.


SAT 05:00 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.


SAT 05:30 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.


SAT 06:00 Miss Marple (b007jvjj)
The Moving Finger

The sleepy little market town of Lymstock harbours more than its share of shameful secrets. A town where even a sudden outbreak of anonymous hate-mail causes only a minor stir.

But all of that changes when one of the recipients tragically commits suicide.

Miss Marple's knowledge of wickedness and her nose for evil are desperately needed.

Can she manage to prevent another suicide - or even, murder...?

First published in 1943, Agatha Christie's whodunit stars June Whitfield as Miss Marple.

Miss Marple ...... June Whitfield
Jerry Burton ...... Nicholas Boulton
Joanna Burton ...... Clare Corbett
Mrs Calthrop ...... Patricia Scott
Megan Hunter ...... Annabelle Dowler
Mr Symmington ...... Hugh Dickson
Superintendent Nash ...... Sion Probert
Dr Owen Griffith ...... Roger May
Miss Partridge ...... Katherine Parr
Aimee Griffith ...... Elizabeth Bell
Elsie Holland ...... Jenny Funnell

Dramatist: Michael Bakewell

Director: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2001.


SAT 07:30 Misfits in France (b00f4prv)
Broken in Berneval, Soaked in the Sea

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.

Julian and Hermione travel to the north coast of France, where, in the late 1860s, the poet Algernon Swinburne spent time, as did the exiled Oscar Wilde some 30 years later. They examine French attitudes to the life and work of both men and the religious themes that link their writing.

In the summer of 1868, local fishermen saved a drunken Swinburne from drowning off the cliffs of Etretat. The bizarre lunch to celebrate his survival was attended by the teenage French writer Guy de Maupassant.

In 1897, an exiled Oscar Wilde held a fete for the locals in Berneval and invited friends including Ernest Dowson to distract him from working on his poem, The Ballad of Reading Gaol. But as Wilde became progressively more lonely, he started corresponding once more with Lord Alfred Douglas.

Oscar Wilde ...... Simon Russell Beale
Algernon Swinburne ...... Jonathan Tafler
Guy de Maupassant ...... Stephen Critchlow.


SAT 08:00 Archive on 4 (b0171yk2)
Remembrance

There are now no living survivors of the First World War, yet Remembrance Day has gained a new and powerful significance in the nation's life. Today we not only commemorate the war dead on Remembrance Sunday, we also mark the anniversary of the actual moment in 1918 when the guns stopped firing with a two minute silence.

This custom, which ceased in 1939, was reinstated in 1995, meaning that today we remember the war dead more actively than any previous post war generation, and arguably more than at any time since the First World War itself. As Professor Jay Winter says, Remembrance is "the spinal column that connects 1918 with 2011".

While the ceremonial rituals of Remembrance have remained constant, their social and emotional meaning has changed over the years, mirroring the massive shifts in British society since their creation more than ninety years ago. Remembrance is now pivotal to British identity, as shaped by the collective memories of two great conflicts. The Second World War especially has infused our culture with feelings of pride, moral worth and British exceptionalism. The Remembrance ceremony has become a crucial moment to sustain this sense of ourselves, despite the more controversial legacy of modern wars.

In this programme, Denys Blakeway explores the Act of Remembrance through recordings of the ceremony, and the debates surrounding it, and asks why Remembrance Day has become so important in the life of the modern British nation, despite the relatively few who have fallen in recent conflicts.

With Professor David Cannadine, Professor Jay Winter, Dr. Adrian Gregory, Dr. Dan Todman, author Juliet Nicholson and forces chaplain, Padre Mark Christian.

Producer: Melissa FitzGerald
A Blakeway Production for BBC Radio 4.


SAT 09:00 Take It From June (b011p0j2)
Comedy legend June Whitfield talks to radio drama director Enyd Williams about her amazing career in BBC radio - spanning over 60 years. Though June is a star of BBC TV, from Absolutely Fabulous to Terry and June, radio remains June's true love.

June picks some of her very favourite performances - as we journey with her from her big break on radio, joining the team of Take it From Here in 1953, to working with comedy greats like Ronnie Barker, Frankie Howerd and Bob Monkhouse - to playing Mrs Thatcher on Radio 2’s The News Huddlines - and being cast as Radio 4's Miss Marple, by drama director Enyd Williams:

*Take it From Here
From 24/04/1957
Can Mr Glum stop Ron and Eth marrying in a court of law? Stars Jimmy Edwards and June Whitfield. From April 1957.

*Crowther's Crowd
From 07/12/1963
Comedy sketches at the ready with June Whitfield, Ronnie Barker and Leslie Crowther. From December 1963.

*The Frankie Howerd Show
From 07/01/1966
Titters galore from the comedy legend, with June Whitfield, Wallas Eaton and Robertson Hare. From August 1966.

*Punch Line
From 21/05/1980
Can the stars come up with just the right punch line? Starring June Whitfield, Kenneth Connor and Bob Monkhouse. From May 1980.

*The News Huddlines
19/10/2000
Roy Hudd's topical sketch show that ran for 26 years on BBC Radio 2. With June Whitfield and Chris Emmett. From October 2000.

*Murder At The Vicarage
From 28/12/1993
The amateur sleuth looks into the Colonel's murder in the vicar's study. Agatha Christie's thriller stars June Whitfield.

Produced by Peter McHugh

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra in 2011


SAT 12:00 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.


SAT 12:30 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.


SAT 13:00 Writing the Century - Omnibus (b06nsv3t)
View From the Windows

Heart-warming drama based on the real-life diaries of artist and goose-breeder Monica Rawlins. Dramatised by Bethan Roberts.


SAT 14:10 Inheritance Tracks (b06nsvty)
Cliff Richard

The 'Peter Pan of Pop' chooses 'Chewing A Piece of Straw' by Jack Payne and His Orchestra and his own 'We Don't Talk Any More'.


SAT 14:15 In the Psychiatrist's Chair (b0075p35)
John Bayley

4 Extra Debut. Writer and critic John Bayley reveals his life and relationship with Iris Murdoch to Professor Anthony Clare. From October 1999.


SAT 15:00 Archive on 4 (b0171yk2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SAT 16:00 Miss Marple (b007jvjj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 Misfits in France (b00f4prv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SAT 18:00 Doctor Who (b06nsy8k)
Special Features

The Doctor contributes a DVD commentary to a cult 1970s horror movie re-release.

Peter Davison is the Fifth Doctor with his companion Nyssa played by Sarah Sutton. With James Fleet as Sir Jack Merrivale.

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

Peter Davison played the Fifth Doctor on BBC TV from 1981 to 1984.

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

Written by John Dorney.

Original music composed by Richard Fox and Lauren Yason.

Directed by Ken Bentley

Producer: David Richardson

A Big Finish production.


SAT 18:30 The Routemasters by Andrew McGibbon (b007jnsh)
4. Wolfie and Beetie

Raymond and Hildegard kidnap Beethoven and Mozart in their plot to create the greatest ever rock band.

Herr Grubberman comes clean, while Bernie finally discovers the truth about who - or what- is driving the time bus.

Starring Amanda Donohoe as Hilderghast, Andrew McGibbon as Raymond, Karl Minns as the Conductor, Owen Evans as Bernie, Nick Romero as Mozart, Andy Mulligan as Herr Grubberman, Dan Freedman as Glenn Miller, Alex Lowe as Taffy and Sophie Aldred as Spikea.

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

Theme by Ozzy Temple and other music by Nick Romero.

Producer: Julian Mayers

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1999.


SAT 19:00 Take It From June (b011p0j2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 Concrete Cow (b0076jns)
Series 1

Episode 2

Mr Punch's parole board, Hitler and Wittgenstein playing Monopoly, new product lines for Faberge, temping for NASA and Batman's schedule.

Sketch show relying on a mixture of words, actors, jokes and noises all done in the right order.

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

Written by James Cary, Sally Hawkins, Catherine Shepherd, Ashley Blake, Jon Holmes, Adam Bromley and Williams Ennes-Borlance.

Producer: Adam Bromley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2002


SAT 22:30 Armando Iannucci's Charm Offensive (b00d7bf5)
Series 4

Episode 4

The comedy strongman wrestles the news into submission with the help of Andy Zaltzman, Matt Kirshen and Will Smith. From September 2008.


SAT 23:00 BBC Radio New Comedy Award Extra (b06qrjb0)
Semi-Final 1

Patrick Kielty hosts the first semi-final of the 2015 BBC Radio New Comedy Award, recorded at the Glee Club in Cardiff. 750 applicants have been whittled down across 8 heats to our 12 semi-finalists, and tonight features Daniel Cook, Athena Kugblenu, Andy Storey, Ken Cheng, Sean Morley and Zahra Barri.

With extended sets and backstage interviews with the contestants and judges.

Produced by Lyndsay Fenner and Laura Baron.


SAT 23:45 Jelly Mountain (b00fd63q)
Episode 1

Ivor Cutler's unique views on language, justice and scratching people's backs.

With Craig Murray-Orr, Dylan Edwards, Beverley Crew and Alison O'Kill.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1996.



SUNDAY 08 NOVEMBER 2015

SUN 00:00 Doctor Who (b06nsy8k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 00:30 The Routemasters by Andrew McGibbon (b007jnsh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 Writing the Century - Omnibus (b06nsv3t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:10 Inheritance Tracks (b06nsvty)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:10 on Saturday]


SUN 02:15 In the Psychiatrist's Chair (b0075p35)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Saturday]


SUN 03:00 Archive on 4 (b0171yk2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 Miss Marple (b007jvjj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 Misfits in France (b00f4prv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 Val McDermid - Village SOS (b013zdg4)
DCI Marion Bettany investigates a murder in the sleepy Northumbrian village of Shilwick. Stars Helen Baxendale and David Seddon.


SUN 07:15 Ghost Houses (b0076037)
Clumber Park

4 Extra Debut. Charlotte Smith outlines the Nottinghamshire stately home that boasted cornices from the Doge's Palace and a frigate. From January 2001.


SUN 07:30 Clare in the Community (b01ptzm9)
Series 8

Fifty Shades of Ray

The team's anxiety over possible redundancies is overshadowed when they hear some shattering news concerning Ray.

Sally Phillips is 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.

Join Clare in her continued struggle to control both her professional and private life

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
Megan ...... Nina Conti
Ray ...... Richard Lumsden
Helen ...... Liza Tarbuck
Simon ...... Andrew Wincott
Libby ...... Sarah Kendall
Peter ...... Patrick Brennan
Fireman ...... Patrick Brennan
Major ...... Robert Blythe

Producer: Katie Tyrrell.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2013.


SUN 08:00 Educating Archie (b007jsv1)
From 01/03/1959

Brough bets that he and school boy Archie Andrews can travel round Britain in eight days.

Radio ventriloquism with Dick Emery, Warren Mitchell, Bernard Bresslaw and Gladys Morgan.

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.

Scripted by: Ronald Chesney, Ronald Wolfe and Marty Feldman.

Producer: Jacques Brown

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in March 1959.


SUN 08:30 Much Binding in the Marsh (b007jx21)
From 01/02/1949

A proposed Bindebourne Festival needs some famous guests...

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 February 1949.


SUN 09:00 Charlotte Bronte: A Life - Omnibus (b06nwj4j)
How the often tragic events of Charlotte Bronte's life inspired her writing. Hattie Morahan reads Claire Harman's biography.


SUN 10:10 Inheritance Tracks (b061xs4z)
Vera Lynn

The Second World War forces' sweetheart chooses Nat Travers' 'What Is a Mammy, Daddy?' and her own 'We'll Meet Again'.


SUN 10:15 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b06nwj4l)
Comedians

Ruby Wax

4 Extra Debut. From the Doors to West Side Story, writer and comedian Ruby Wax shares her castaway choices with Sue Lawley. From June 2005.


SUN 11:00 The Moth Radio Hour (b06nwk8q)
Series 1

Live at Town Hall, New York

True stories told live - Adam Gopnik introduces tales from New York City: fashion, tough guys and expectant mothers.

The Moth is an acclaimed not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling based in the USA. Since 1997, it has celebrated both the raconteur and the storytelling novice, who has lived through something extraordinary and yearns to share it. Originally formed by the writer George Dawes Green as an intimate gathering of friends on a porch in Georgia (where moths would flutter in through a hole in the screen), and then recreated in a New York City living room, The Moth quickly grew to produce immensely popular events at theatres and clubs around New York City and later around the USA and the world.

The Moth has presented more than 15,000 stories, told live and without notes, to standing-room-only crowds worldwide. The Moth podcast is downloaded over 27 million times a year.

The Moth Radio Hour features true stories told live on stage without scripts, from the humorous to the heart-breaking.

The Moth Radio Hour is produced by Jay Allison and Atlantic Public Media in Woods Hole, Massachusetts and is distributed by the Public Radio Exchange.


SUN 11:50 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b00m74rt)
Series 1

Coelacanth

The Coelacanth is a primitive bony fish thought to be an important ancestor to all back-boned animals that ventured onto land.

David Attenborough brought to TV the first film of a living fish in Life on Earth. But is it the living fossil it was claimed to be?

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 (b007jsv1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 12:30 Much Binding in the Marsh (b007jx21)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 13:00 Val McDermid - Village SOS (b013zdg4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SUN 14:15 Ghost Houses (b0076037)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today]


SUN 14:30 Trigger Mortis - Omnibus (b06nwkm6)
Episode 2

Made for 4 Extra. Can 007 convince the US Navy to delay a rocket launch? With previously unseen Ian Fleming material. Read by Rupert Penry-Jones.


SUN 15:45 Rudyard Kipling - The Gardener (b00nrvp3)
An aunt's grief for a nephew killed by a splinter shell on the Somme. A poignant tale of Remembrance read by Patricia Hodge. From November 2000.


SUN 16:00 John Mortimer - Glasnost (b007jwds)
Whilst on an official visit to Moscow, novelist Anthea Denham begins to find the attentions of the young Russian guide and interpreter something more than just flattering.

But is he harbouring other motives?

Anna Massey stars in John Mortimer's drama.

Anthea Denham ...... Anna Massey
Vladimir Pinchevski ...... Boris Isarov
Brian Worsfold ...... Clive Merrison
Charles Hathaway ...... Philip Voss
Misha ...... Michael Poole
Galya Pinchevski ...... Anna Mazzotti
Secretary General ...... Gennady Pokrass
Waiter/BA Captain ...... Peter Craze

Producer: John Tydeman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1988


SUN 17:00 Poetry Extra (b06nwnnc)
Adventures in Poetry - Kubla Khan

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

In Adventures in Poetry, Peggy Reynolds explores Samuel Taylor Coleridge's celebrated poem Kubla Khan.

Written in 1797 in a remote farmhouse in the Quantock Hills, the poem came to Coleridge as a vision in an opium-induced dream, which was famously interrupted by a visitor from the nearby village of Porlock. Peggy is fascinated by the fragmentary nature of the poem and the way in which phrases from it have resonated through literature, and even music, ever since.

Peggy is joined by Coleridge's biographer Richard Holmes; James Watt, an expert on the real Kubla Khan; Tim Clayton an expert in 18th culture; and by Martyn Ware, a sound artist who has been inspired by the poem to create a new, and vividly evocative soundscape based on the poem.

Produced by Jane Greenwood

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2011.


SUN 17:30 Clare in the Community (b01ptzm9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 18:00 Ray Bradbury's Tales of the Bizarre (b007jlvj)
Series 2

The Scythe

A young farmer gets more than he bargained for when he stumbles across a seemingly deserted farm.

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.

Drew ...... John Guerrasio
Molly ...... Briony Glassco
John ...... Hugh Dickson
Suzie ...... Barbara Barnes
Walt ...... Barclay Wright

Other parts played by the cast.

Dramatised by Brian Sibley.

Producer: Tabitha Potts

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1997.


SUN 18:30 Terry Pratchett (b008p9wy)
Guards! Guards!

Episode 3

The people of Ankh-Morpork have a no-nonsense approach to entertainment.

While they're looking forward to seeing a dragon slain, they'd be happy to settle instead for seeing the avenging warrior baked in his own armour.

Why is Captain Vimes suspicious?

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
Death …. Himself

Dramatised by Michael Butt.

Director: John Taylor

First broadcast on BBC Radio 5 in December 1992.


SUN 19:00 The Moth Radio Hour (b06nwk8q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 19:50 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b00m74rt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:50 today]


SUN 20:00 Charlotte Bronte: A Life - Omnibus (b06nwj4j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SUN 21:10 Inheritance Tracks (b061xs4z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:10 today]


SUN 21:15 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b06nwj4l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:15 today]


SUN 22:00 Clare in the Community (b01ptzm9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 22:30 Bussmann and Quantick Kingsize (b007587z)
Episode 2

Sketches, monologues and weird soup, featuring the Ike Turner and Melvyn Bragg Story.

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 (b06qbj7k)
The best in contemporary comedy. Arthur Smith chats to Dan Clark.


SUN 23:00 Laura Solon - Talking and Not Talking (b00773bh)
Series 1

Episode 3

More from China Lion and the new barn conversion couple, plus a visit to the Dragon's Den

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 (b00h37x9)
Series 3

Episode 4

Sketch show about modern communication, media noise and contemporary obsessions.

With Ben Willbond, Dominic Coleman, Ingrid Oliver, Rachel Atkins, Lewis Macleod and Julie Mayhew.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2009.



MONDAY 09 NOVEMBER 2015

MON 00:00 Ray Bradbury's Tales of the Bizarre (b007jlvj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 00:30 Terry Pratchett (b008p9wy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 Val McDermid - Village SOS (b013zdg4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:15 Ghost Houses (b0076037)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 on Sunday]


MON 02:30 Trigger Mortis - Omnibus (b06nwkm6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Sunday]


MON 03:45 Rudyard Kipling - The Gardener (b00nrvp3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:45 on Sunday]


MON 04:00 John Mortimer - Glasnost (b007jwds)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Poetry Extra (b06nwnnc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 Clare in the Community (b01ptzm9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 Charles Paris: Cast, in Order of Disappearance (b007jvj1)
6. King Rat

Charles has been shot - was it an accident or did someone try to murder him?

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

Conclusion of Simon Brett's thriller adapted by the author.

Charles Paris …. Francis Matthews
Jacqui Mitchell …. Fiona Hendley
Gerald Venables …. Jeremy Child
Joanne Menzies …. Sandra Clark
Nigel Steen …. Richard Morant
Keith …. Nigel Graham
Eric …. Mark Jones
Doctor Marsh/ Taxi Driver …. Jon Strickland

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in June 1984.


MON 06:30 Rosa and Leos (b00vhg35)
In 1926, the Czech composer Leos Janacek was in Britain on a short visit. Addressing the Czechoslovak Club in London, he thanked the person who had been responsible for inviting him, discovering his music and championing him in Britain - not a conductor or a performer, but an elderly Englishwoman named Rosa Newmarch.

Although little known today, Rosa Newmarch was a pivotal figure in making concert-goers in early 20th century Britain appreciate and understand new music from Czechoslovakia, Russia and Finland. She travelled extensively abroad, hearing new works performed and later getting them played in English concert halls. She was friends with composers such as Sibelius and Elgar and she wrote copious programme notes and books on musical trends abroad.

In 1920 Rosa visited Prague for the first time and was immediately taken with the music of Leos Janacek. She eventually met the composer in person and, on her return to England, she began writing about him. She also began mounting performances of his work. In 1926, she managed to persuade Janacek to come to London. Rosa booked the Wigmore Hall and planned an ambitious programme of her friend's music. However, the visit coincided with the beginning of the General Strike. Although the concert of Janacek's work took place, there was little publicity surrounding it, as there were no newspapers being printed. Still, it was an introduction for concert-goers. Rosa had also planned excursions for Janacek which couldn't take place because of the lack of transport. But he did manage to get to London Zoo, where he took down notes of the noises that the monkeys made.

The friendship between Janacek and Rosa continued until his death two years later and was cemented when he dedicated his well-loved "Sinfonietta" to her.

In this programme, music writer and lecturer Peter Avis tells the remarkable and unknown story of Rosa Newmarch and her friendship with Leos Janacek. With contributions from Rosa's grand-daughter, musical experts and extracts from correspondence of the time, he re-evaluates the significance of Rosa's place in musical history.

Producer: Emma Kingsley.


MON 07:00 Street and Lane (b00vdbvk)
Series 1

Singing Detectives

Intrepid Yorkshire builders, Johnny Street and Arthur Lane welcome Tina, a glamorous young woman on work experience - as they seek out the origins of a nasty smell in a school under the nose of caretaker and music-theatre aficionado Sidney Sanderson.

Sitcom written by Ian McMillan and Dave Sheasby.

Johnny Street ...... Nick Lane
Arthur Lane ...... Fine Time Fontayne
Tina ...... Hannah Storey
Sanderson ...... Geoffrey Whitehead

Producer: David Hunter

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2005.


MON 07:30 Just a Minute (b06mccq7)
Series 73

Episode 5

Durdle Dor, Back to the Future, and The First Cheque I Ever Wrote are among the topics on the cards as Julian Clary, Susan Calman, Josie Lawrence & Paul Merton take on the Just a Minute challenge. Just how hard is it to speak for 60 seconds on a given topic without deviation, hesitation or repetition? Nicholas Parsons adjudicates. Hayley Sterling blows the whistle.

Produced by Victoria Lloyd.


MON 08:00 Dad's Army (b007jprv)
Series 3

The Godiva Affair

The Home Guard platoon holds a Spitfire fundraiser, but Corporal Jones is pining for Mrs Fox.

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
Mrs Fox …. Mollie Sugden

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1976.


MON 08:30 The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show (b01rsgrq)
Series 2

Episode 2

Eric and Ern get the bird from Percy Edwards, and Nelson gets a phone call from Lady Hamilton.

Written by Eddie Braben.

With Salena Jones and Percy Edwards.

Music from Peter Knight and his Orchestra.

Producer: John Browell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in September 1976.


MON 09:00 The Write Stuff (b009j9cd)
Series 11

EM Forster

4 Extra Debut. James Walton hosts the literary quiz with John Walsh, Sebastian Faulks, Wendy Holden and John O'Farrell. From March 2008.


MON 09:30 Getting Nowhere Fast (b00mv1sx)
Series 3

Episode 3

The CyberPass cafe is shaken by Neville's shock news that his girlfriend has dumped him. Stars Mervyn Stutter. From May 2004.


MON 10:00 Electric Decade (b01gnjw9)
Uncle Fred in the Springtime

Episode 2

Dramatised by Archie Scottney

Charismatic Uncle Fred (Alfred Molina) is still at Blandings Castle masquerading as a 'brain doctor'. The Duke of Dunstable's lunatic pig-napping scheme continues. He calls in nephew Ricky. Money is involved, and maybe a chance for Ricky to marry Polly Pott. Lord Emsworth's prize-pig Empress of Blandings is purloined - and hidden.

Will all end happily? Will true love triumph? Even happiness for the Pig? Will our ageing hero, Uncle Fred, be able to leave for London, feeling that 'there are no limits to what I can accomplish - in the Springtime'? All-star cast directed by Martin Jarvis.

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
Producers: Rosalind Ayres and Martin Jarvis

A Jarvis & Ayres Production for BBC Radio 4.


MON 11:00 Rebecca F John - Clown's Shoes (b06nxb16)
Bullet Catch

1920s Vienna: Showman Victor Dahl is developing a dangerous obsession. Read by Lloyd Hutchinson.

An ambitious debut collection of short stories by Rebecca F John, dipping into the shadows and spotlights of life.

Rebecca F John is from Pwll, a village on the South Wales coast, and works as a Ski Instructor. Her short story The Dog Track was broadcast on Radio 4 as part of The Time Being series in 2013, and Crow Road was broadcast in the Nights Of The Hunter series in 2015.

The Glove Maker's Numbers was shortlisted for The Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award in 2015. Rebecca won the PEN International New Voices Award for her story Moon Dog in October 2015.

Producer: Jeremy Osborne
Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by Sweet Talk Productions.


MON 11:15 Pam Leeson - The Unhearable (b007jttg)
Michelle has Meniere's disease, with the prospect of deafness. How will the young and vibrant woman cope? Stars Gillian Kearney.


MON 12:00 Dad's Army (b007jprv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show (b01rsgrq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 Charles Paris: Cast, in Order of Disappearance (b007jvj1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 Rosa and Leos (b00vhg35)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b00y6qtg)
David Vann - Caribou Island

Episode 1

Caribou Island is the second novel from David Vann, whose groundbreaking first book, Legend of a Suicide, has become a best-seller around the world and has just won the 2010 Prix Medicis Etranger. It will be broadcast just after publication.

Caribou Island is again set in Vann's native Alaska, amid the icy, glacier fed lakes and the remote islands covered in alder and Sitka spruce. And it is on such island, far from any habitation, that Gary, a medievalist who fled to Alaska thirty years ago with his young wife Irene, in search of an idyll, is now determined to begin once again. He will build a simple cabin there and at last find peace. Irene joins him in his endeavour but there are costs.
Meanwhile her daughter Rhoda dreams of marriage with Jim, a dentist, who is about to enter his own 'mid-life crisis'.

Fluid, often funny and sometimes raw, David Vann explores the depths an unravelling marriage can sink to and the hopes the young still entertain.

In the first episode of Caribou Island Gary and Irene load up with logs and set out to build their own piece of paradise.
The reader is William Hope
The abridger is Sally Marmion
The producer is Di Speirs.
Caribou Island is published by Viking.


MON 14:15 Noise: A Human History (b01rqndz)
Colonists

Settlers arriving in America in the 17th century decreed the songs and sounds of native American Indians to be barbaric and wild - bloodcurdling hollering that might presage the most brutal of deaths.

Professor David Hendy of the University of Sussex explores the colonial politics of sound.

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 Elizabeth Gaskell - Mary Barton (b007jqdv)
Episode 1

A cotton weaver's daughter is wooed and her aunt goes missing. Frank portrayal of 1840s Manchester life with Emma Rydal.


MON 14:45 Ben Macintyre - A Foreign Field (b00vs5s7)
Episode 1

August 1914: After British decimation at the Battle of Mons, four soldiers hide out in rural France. Read by Tom Goodman-Hill.


MON 15:00 Electric Decade (b01gnjw9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 The Write Stuff (b009j9cd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 16:30 Getting Nowhere Fast (b00mv1sx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


MON 17:00 Street and Lane (b00vdbvk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 17:30 Just a Minute (b06mccq7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 18:00 Simon Bovey - Slipstream (b009l6sv)
Into the Wolf's Lair

It's 1945, and the Allies are certain to win the war. Then an unidentified aircraft appears sparking a a dangerous mission...

Simon Bovey's sci-fi adventure series set during the Second World War.

Stars Rory Kinnear as Jurgen Rall, Tim McMullan as Major Barton, Ben Crowe as Lieutenant Dundas, Joannah Tincey as Kate Richey and Peter Marinker as Brigadier Erskine.

Producer: Marc Beeby

Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in 2008.


MON 18:30 A Good Read (b0075zzw)
Benedict Allen and Matthew Parris

Louise Doughty and her guests, journalist Matthew Paris and adventurer Benedict Allen, share their favourite travel-themed books by Peter Mattiessen, Thornton Wilder and Anna Reid. From 2001.

'The Snow Leopard' by Peter Mattiessen
Publisher: Vintage

'The Bridge of San Luis Rey' by Thornton Wilder.
Publisher: Penguin Classics

'Borderland: A Journey Through the History of The Ukraine' by Anna Reid
Publisher: Pheonix.


MON 19:00 Dad's Army (b007jprv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show (b01rsgrq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 Charles Paris: Cast, in Order of Disappearance (b007jvj1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 Rosa and Leos (b00vhg35)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 Rebecca F John - Clown's Shoes (b06nxb16)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:15 Pam Leeson - The Unhearable (b007jttg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


MON 22:00 Just a Minute (b06mccq7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 The Headset Set (b01nxx17)
Series 2

Episode 4

Audience sketch show set in the world of a call centre called Smile5, a company that sells anything and everything. The Headsetters have been asked to remove the massive hole in the middle of their office. It's health and safety gone mad.

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 (b06nxhjc)
Series 15

Episode 8

A satirical review of the week's news, chaired by Miles Jupp. Joining Miles this week in the name of news are Jeremy Hardy, Rebecca Front, Camilla Long and Romesh Ranganathan.

Producer: Suzy Grant

A BBC Radio Comedy Production


MON 23:45 Creme de la Crime (b008f8hc)
Series 3

This Carriage for Justice

Michael Feydeau and David Pershore probe a murder and false accusations. Stars Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis. From April 2003.



TUESDAY 10 NOVEMBER 2015

TUE 00:00 Simon Bovey - Slipstream (b009l6sv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 A Good Read (b0075zzw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 Charles Paris: Cast, in Order of Disappearance (b007jvj1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 Rosa and Leos (b00vhg35)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b00y6qtg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:15 Noise: A Human History (b01rqndz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 Elizabeth Gaskell - Mary Barton (b007jqdv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:45 Ben Macintyre - A Foreign Field (b00vs5s7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 Electric Decade (b01gnjw9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 The Write Stuff (b009j9cd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:30 Getting Nowhere Fast (b00mv1sx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 Street and Lane (b00vdbvk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 Just a Minute (b06mccq7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 Agatha Christie (b01b9h75)
Sparkling Cyanide

Rosemary

by Agatha Christie
adapted by Joy Wilkinson.
Part 1: Rosemary

21 year old Rosemary dies at her birthday party after drinking from a glass of cyanide-laced champagne. The small group of friends and family who were present struggle to understand - was it suicide, or could one of them possibly have murdered her? An ex-lover, a younger sister who stood to inherit, a jealous husband? It seems almost all the guests had a motive.

IRIS ..... Naomi Frederick
ROSEMARY ..... Jasmine Hyde
GEORGE ..... Peter Wight
ANTHONY ..... Colin Tierney
RUTH ..... Amanda Drew
STEPHEN ..... James Lailey
SANDRA ..... Tracy Wiles
VICTOR ..... Simon Bubb

directed by Mary Peate.


TUE 06:30 The Radical and the Emperor (b00771r9)
Sylvia Pankhurst was a deeply committed feminist, anti-racist and anti-fascist. What is less well known is the fact that these anti-fascist views led her in later life to campaign on behalf of one of Africa's most conservative and autocratic monarchs, the Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie.

Sylvia's relentless campaign for the restoration of Ethiopian independence after the Italian invasion of 1935 led her to launch a weekly newspaper, The New Times and Ethiopia News. Later she also campaigned against British involvement in Ethiopia, and her efforts were warmly appreciated by the Emperor.

In 1956, aged 74, she accepted Haile Selassie's invitation to live in Addis Ababa. When she died there in 1960 at the age of 78, she was given a state funeral and buried in front of the cathedral - the only foreigner buried in an area reserved for patriots of the Italian war.

Her son, Dr Richard Pankhurst, accompanied his mother to Ethiopia in 1956 and has continued to live there for almost 50 years. He recounts the story of his mother's involvement with Haile Selassie, and talks about how her passion influenced his own life-long commitment to Ethiopia.


TUE 07:00 Our Man at Wembley (b00759r3)
Episode 3

Eric's increasing popularity makes a dangerous enemy of his colleague Gordon McKay. Stars Alistair McGowan. From July 1998.


TUE 07:30 There Is No Escape (b06mft8b)
Episode 4

When his girlfriend announces she's pregnant, Andrew faces one of the biggest decisions of his life: should he stay or should he go?

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

Starring:

Diane Morgan
Andrew Lawrence

With Marek Larwood and Debra Baker.

Producer: Jane Berthoud

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2015.


TUE 08:00 Round the Horne (b00lysh3)
Series 3

Episode 7

Kenneth Horne sets sail in seafaring romp 'The Admirable Loom Bucket and Rambling Syd Rumpo sings his Song Of The Hobo. Are Charles and Fiona home at last? and Bona Caterers Julian and Sandy are planning a 'do'.

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 (b007k4mq)
Vive Le Sport

When Devere invites Audrey to go skiing, he ends up being taken for a ride.

Starring Penelope Keith as Audrey fforbes-Hamilton.

Keith Barron ..... Richard DeVere
Angela Thorne ..... Marjory Frobisher
Nicholas McArdle ..... Brabinger
Margery Withers ..... Mrs Polouvicka
Frank Middlemass ..... Ned
Geoffrey Whitehead ..... Dr Horton
Melanie Hudson ..... Receptionist

The tale of lady of the manor Audrey fforbes-Hamilton, forced to sell her beloved Grantleigh Estate when her husband's death leaves her financially strapped. With butler Brabinger in tow, they've decamped to the tiny Old Lodge cottage.

From this vantage point, Audrey keeps a close and disapproving eye on the estate's new owner, the nouveau-riche Richard DeVere, a wholesale foods magnate of Czech descent.

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

Adapted from his TV scripts by Peter Spence.

Producer: Jane Berthoud

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in February 1997.


TUE 09:00 The News Quiz Extra (b06nxhjc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:45 Creme de la Crime (b008f8hc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:45 on Monday]


TUE 10:00 Jack London - The Sea Wolf (b007jm85)
Episode 1

Shipwrecked literary critic Humphrey Van Weyden is rescued by Wolf Larsen, demonic skipper of the seal-hunting schooner Ghost.

Jack London's 1904 psychological adventure novel telling of heroism, survival and love on the high seas.

Starring Jack Klaff, Kerry Shale and Ian Dury,

Dramatised in four parts by Ed Thomason

Wolf Larsen ...... Jack Klaff
Humphrey Van Weyden ...... Kerry Shale
Mugridge ...... Ian Dury
Johnson ...... Jeffrey Gear
Leach ...... Scott Farrell
Charley ...... David Bannerman
Owen ...... Terence Edmond
Kelly ...... Norman Jonesy
Louis ...... Nigel Anthony
Svenson ...... Brett Usher
Smoke ...... Anthony Jackson
Harrison ...... Richard Pearce
Latimer ...... Peter Penry-Jones
Horner ...... Clarence Smith
Henderson ...... Andrew Wincott
Ferry Passenger ...... William Roberts

Music: Elizabeth Parker - BBC Radiophonic Workshop.

Singer: Sarah Connolly

Director: Adrian Bean

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1991.


TUE 11:00 Rebecca F John - Clown's Shoes (b06nxwlk)
The Glove Maker's Numbers 1/2

Convinced the Devil visited her after she was traumatised by the death of her brother, Christina has been recovering in a sanatorium, and must have her photograph taken before she leaves. Read by Ruth Gemmell.

An ambitious debut collection of short stories by Rebecca F John, dipping into the shadows and spotlights of life.

Rebecca F John is from Pwll, a village on the South Wales coast, and works as a Ski Instructor. Her short story The Dog Track was broadcast on Radio 4 as part of The Time Being series in 2013, and Crow Road was broadcast in the Nights Of The Hunter series in 2015.

The Glove Maker's Numbers was shortlisted for The Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award in 2015. Rebecca won the PEN International New Voices Award for her story Moon Dog in October 2015.

Producer: Jeremy Osborne
Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by Sweet Talk Productions.


TUE 11:15 Peter Tinniswood (b007rpry)
On the Train to Chemnitz

Aubrey and Dorinda live their lives in their own claustrophobic world, dominated by guilt.

Their verbal games of storytelling are vivid, unbelievable and true. Only 'they' exist - and the others.

Peter Tinniswood's drama stars Paul Scofield as Aubrey and Fiona Shaw as Dorinda.

Producer: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.


TUE 12:00 Round the Horne (b00lysh3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 To the Manor Born (b007k4mq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 Agatha Christie (b01b9h75)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 The Radical and the Emperor (b00771r9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b00yc8dm)
David Vann - Caribou Island

Episode 2

Caribou Island is set in David Vann's native Alaska, amid the icy, glacier fed lakes and the remote islands covered in alder and Sitka spruce. And it is on such island, far from any habitation, that Gary, a medievalist who fled to Alaska thirty years before with his young wife Irene, in search of an unattainable idyll, is now determined to begin once again. He will build a simple cabin there and at last find peace. Irene joins him in his endeavour, understanding, unlike her husband, that there are costs.
Meanwhile her daughter Rhoda dreams of marriage with Jim, a dentist, who is about to enter his own 'mid-life crisis'.

Fluid, often funny and sometimes raw, David Vann explores the depths an unravelling marriage can sink to and the hopes the young still entertain.

Today: Gary's first shot at building the log retreat of his dreams is already having consequences. Meanwhile Jim, the dentist, is conjuring his own fantasy.

The reader is William Hope
The abridger is Sally Marmion
The producer is Di Speirs.

Caribou Island is the second novel from David Vann, whose groundbreaking first book, Legend of a Suicide, has become a best-seller around the world and has just won the 2010 Prix Medicis Etranger. Caribou Island is broadcast just after publication.


TUE 14:15 Noise: A Human History (b01rqpkp)
Shutting In

In the 18th century, Edinburgh was one of most overcrowded cities in Europe. Narrow alleys or 'wynds' separated looming tenement buildings, each housing multiple families. Individuals of very different classes and ways of life had to rub along in cramped conditions.

Professor David Hendy of the University of Sussex squeezes in among them, and explains how a similar situation in Paris led to a surreal and brutal massacre of cats.

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 Elizabeth Gaskell - Mary Barton (b007jqf5)
Episode 2

Mary grows up and takes over the running of the Manchester household. Stars Emma Rydal and David Calder.


TUE 14:45 Ben Macintyre - A Foreign Field (b00vsvfk)
Episode 2

Suspecting that enemy soldiers are posing as civilians, the Germans warn the French not to hide them. Read by Tom Goodman-Hill.


TUE 15:00 Jack London - The Sea Wolf (b007jm85)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 Act Your Age (b00qvm9f)
Series 2

Episode 6

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

Team captains Jon Richardson, Lucy Porter and Roy Walker are joined by Hills Barker and Cannon and Ball.

Producers: Ashley Blaker and Bill Matthews.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2010.


TUE 16:30 Chain Reaction (b01l8rbv)
Series 8

Rebecca Front interviews Chris Addison

Rebecca Front talks to her Thick Of It co-star and fellow Nude-a-phobe, comedian Chris Addison about working with Armando Iannucci and embracing his middle-classness through stand-up

Producer ..... Carl Cooper

"In an unclothed state I look like a child has done a collage with some Twiglets".
Chris Addison

Other episodes in the chain include:

Rebecca Front being interviewed by the man who knows her best, her big brother, Jeremy Front.

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.


TUE 17:00 Our Man at Wembley (b00759r3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 17:30 There Is No Escape (b06mft8b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 18:00 Simon Bovey - Slipstream (b009lw5f)
The Eagle's Nest

Major Barton and his team head deep behind German lines to track down a terrifying new weapon...

Simon Bovey's sci-fi adventure series set during the Second World War.

Stars Rory Kinnear as Jurgen Rall, Tim McMullan as Major Barton, Ben Crowe as Lieutenant Dundas, Joannah Tincey as Kate Richey, Sam Pamphilon as Teazle and Rachel Atkins as Trudi Schenk.

Other parts played by Simon Treves, Alex Lanipekun and Lloyd Woolf.

Producer: Marc Beeby

Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in 2008.


TUE 18:30 That Reminds Me (b007jnlp)
Series 2

Victor Spinetti

Welsh stage and screen star Victor Spinetti reminisces about his acting career, as he entertains an audience.

Featuring memories ranging from The Beatles to Sir Laurence Olivier,

Producer: Claire Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2000.


TUE 19:00 Round the Horne (b00lysh3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 To the Manor Born (b007k4mq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 Agatha Christie (b01b9h75)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 The Radical and the Emperor (b00771r9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 Rebecca F John - Clown's Shoes (b06nxwlk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 21:15 Peter Tinniswood (b007rpry)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


TUE 22:00 There Is No Escape (b06mft8b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 Don't Start (b01ml8b3)
Series 2

The Notebook

What do long term partners really argue about? Sharp new comedy from Frank Skinner returns for a second series. Starring Frank Skinner and Katherine Parkinson.

The first series of Don't Start met with instant critical and audience acclaim: "That he can deliver such a heavy premise for a series with such a lightness of touch is testament to his skills as a writer and, given that the protagonists are both bookworms, he's also permitted to use a flourish of fine words that would be lost in his stand-up routines". Jane Anderson, Radio Times.

"Writing and starring in the four-parter Don't Start (Radio 4) Frank Skinner gives full rein to his sharp but splenetic comedy. He and his co-star Katherine Parkinson play a bickering couple exchanging acerbic ripostes in a cruelly precise dissection of a relationship". Daily Mail

... "a lesson in relationship ping-pong" - Miranda Sawyer, The Observer.
Series 2 follows hard on its heels. Well observed, clever and funny, Don't Start is a scripted comedy with a deceptively simple premise - an argument. Each week, our couple fall out over another apparently trivial flashpoint - the Krankies, toenail trimming and semantics. Each week, the stakes mount as Neil and Kim battle with words. But these are no ordinary arguments. The two outdo each other with increasingly absurd images, unexpected literary references (the Old Testament, Jack Spratt and the first Mrs Rochester, to name a few) and razor sharp analysis of their beloved's weaknesses. Underneath the cutting wit, however, there is an unmistakable tenderness".

Frank says:
"Having established in the first series that Neil and Kim are a childless academic couple who during their numerous arguments, luxuriate in their own and each other's learning and wit, I've tried in the second series to dig a little deeper into their relationship. Love and affection occasionally splutter into view, like a Higgs boson in a big tunnel-thing, but can such emotions ever prevail in a relationship where the couple prefers to wear their brains, rather than their hearts, on their sleeves? Is that too much offal imagery?

Episode 1: The Notebook
Frank's apparently innocent discovery of an old notebook strangely rekindles Kim's former enthusiasm for Frisbee throwing.

Directed and produced by Polly Thomas
An Avalon Production for BBC Radio 4.


TUE 22:45 The Music Teacher (b01drtfn)
Series 2

Episode 3

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

Nigel is offered a reconciliation meeting with local youths after they have run riot in the Arts Centre. And asked to teach them three part harmony into the bargain.

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 (b06qbjx9)
The best in contemporary comedy. Tom Wrigglesworth chats to Alfie Brown.


TUE 23:00 Alice's Wunderland (b01kkr59)
Series 1

Episode 1

A trip round Wunderland, the Poundland of magical realms. It's a kingdom much like our own, and also nothing like it in the slightest.

Stay a while and meet waifs and strays, wigshops and witches, murderous pensioners and squirrels of this delightful land as they go about their bizarre business.

A sketch show written and performed by Alice Lowe.

Also starring:

Richard Glover
Simon Greenall
Rachel Stubbings
Clare Thompson
Marcia Warren

Producer: Sam Bryant

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2012.


TUE 23:30 The Sofa of Time (b00hxqnm)
And the Hackett March on...

Milford, Parker and Marmite venture to Moran's ruins to try and locate the "ancient finding device", while Raamen Bod summons general Geezer to finish them off once and for all.

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, Daisy Jones and Simon Pegg.

Producer: Mario Stylianides

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2002.



WEDNESDAY 11 NOVEMBER 2015

WED 00:00 Simon Bovey - Slipstream (b009lw5f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 That Reminds Me (b007jnlp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 Agatha Christie (b01b9h75)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 The Radical and the Emperor (b00771r9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b00yc8dm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday]


WED 02:15 Noise: A Human History (b01rqpkp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Tuesday]


WED 02:30 Elizabeth Gaskell - Mary Barton (b007jqf5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:45 Ben Macintyre - A Foreign Field (b00vsvfk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 Jack London - The Sea Wolf (b007jm85)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 Act Your Age (b00qvm9f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:30 Chain Reaction (b01l8rbv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:30 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 Our Man at Wembley (b00759r3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 There Is No Escape (b06mft8b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 Agatha Christie (b01bldpv)
Sparkling Cyanide

All Souls' Day

by Agatha Christie
adapted by Joy Wilkinson.
Part 2: All Souls' Day

It's a year since Rosemary died horribly at her 21st birthday party after drinking from a glass of cyanide-laced champagne. Convinced that the coroner's verdict of suicide is wrong, her widower George is hatching a plan to discover the truth...

IRIS ..... Naomi Frederick
GEORGE ..... Peter Wight
LUCILLA ..... Adjoa Andoh
ANTHONY ..... Colin Tierney
RUTH ..... Amanda Drew
COLONEL RACE ..... Sean Baker
STEPHEN ..... James Lailey
SANDRA ..... Tracy Wiles
GIUSEPPE ..... Gerard McDermott

directed by Mary Peate.


WED 06:30 Motownship (b00jkhkn)
Midge Ure travels to Cape Town to meet a group of young township musicians who are using traditional African instruments to record covers of classic Motown and soul hits.

Abavuki is a group of 10 aspiring young musicians from Langa, Cape Town's oldest, and one of South Africa's toughest, black townships. The project is produced by London-based Barney Rattle, who has been fusing diverse music styles for many years to bring the sounds of Cape Town's townships to the world.

Midge meets the musicians in Langa township and learns about the project and Abavuki's tough backgrounds.


WED 07:00 Huddwinks (b00fsmz8)
Series 2

Dead Dames Don't Dance with Danger

Top American cop Bert Chisel is called in to solve a murder mystery for Scotland Yard.

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 (b06mg9fp)
Series 1

My Casa Is Your Casa

A call from Auntie Pamela who lives abroad gets Sophie fired up about the life she could be living - a life of hot tubs and wood-fired lobster.

Her mother tries to compete with her sister, Pamela, but ends up filling the back yard with bubbles and sleeping downstairs on a lilo...

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 (b01by95t)
Back to Portsmouth

Troutbridge TV is offered coverage of the arrival of Potarneyland's retiring governor.

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 (b00zvcmn)
Series 6

Episode 13

J Arthur Bile recalls the golden age of the silver-screen with the spotlight on cinema.

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 July 1968.


WED 09:00 Counterpoint (b0088zyb)
1999

Heat 3

Ned Sherrin's music quiz with Tim Williams of Sussex, Andrew Taylor of Cambridge and Christine Watson from Hertfordshire.


WED 09:30 The Six Mothers-in-Law of Henry VIII (b0076jd8)
Episode 6

The King acquires a sixth wife, Catherine Parr - now thrice-married - and a near-professional mother-in-law.

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 Parr ...... Rachel Atkins
Mother ...... Sally Grace

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2003.


WED 10:00 Jack London - The Sea Wolf (b007jm8h)
Episode 2

The seal-hunting schooner Ghost journeys on to the herds with ruthless captain, Wolf Larsen at the helm.

Jack London's 1904 tale of brutality and survival on the high seas,

Starring Jack Klaff, Kerry Shale and Ian Dury,

Dramatised by Ed Thomason

Wolf Larsen ...... Jack Klaff
Humphrey Van Weyden ...... Kerry Shale
Mugridge ...... Ian Dury
Johnson ...... Jeffrey Gear
Leach ...... Scott Farrell
Owen ...... Terence Edmond
Kelly ...... Norman Jones
Louis ...... Nigel Anthony
Smoke ...... Anthony Jackson
Harrison ...... Richard Pearce
Latimer ...... Peter Penry-Jones
Horner ...... Clarence Smith
Henderson ...... Andrew Wincott
Maud Brewster ...... Shelley Thompson
Louis ...... Nigel Anthony

Music: Elizabeth Parker - BBC Radiophonic Workshop.

Singer: Sarah Connolly.

Director: Adrian Bean.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1991.


WED 11:00 Rebecca F John - Clown's Shoes (b06nzlt0)
The Glove Maker's Numbers 2/2

Christina is released and returns home, but tries finding refuge from her thoughts in the imagery of numbers. Concluded by Ruth Gemmell.

An ambitious debut collection of short stories by Rebecca F John, dipping into the shadows and spotlights of life.

Rebecca F John is from Pwll, a village on the South Wales coast, and works as a Ski Instructor. Her short story The Dog Track was broadcast on Radio 4 as part of The Time Being series in 2013, and Crow Road was broadcast in the Nights Of The Hunter series in 2015.

The Glove Maker's Numbers was shortlisted for The Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award in 2015. Rebecca won the PEN International New Voices Award for her story Moon Dog in October 2015.

Producer: Jeremy Osborne
Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by Sweet Talk Productions.


WED 11:15 Evelyn Waugh - Mr Loveday's Little Outing (b0075bbg)
4 Extra Debut. Visiting her dad in the asylum, Angela is curiously affected by the situation of his loyal secretary. Stars Barbara Leigh-Hunt.


WED 12:00 The TV Lark (b01by95t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00zvcmn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 Agatha Christie (b01bldpv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 Motownship (b00jkhkn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b00ybw73)
David Vann - Caribou Island

Episode 3

Caribou Island is set in David Vann's native Alaska, amid the icy, glacier fed lakes and the remote islands covered in alder and Sitka spruce. And it is on such island, far from any habitation, that Gary, a medievalist who fled to Alaska thirty years ago with his young wife Irene, in search of an unattainable idyll, is now determined to begin once again. He will build a simple cabin there and at last find peace. Irene joins him in his endeavour, understanding, unlike her husband, that there are costs.
Meanwhile her daughter Rhoda dreams of marriage with Jim, a dentist, who is about to enter his own 'mid-life crisis'.
Fluid, often funny and sometimes raw, David Vann explores the depths an unravelling marriage can sink to and the hopes the young, and young at heart, still entertain.

Today: As Gary grapples with the very foundations of his dream, Jim is entering a world of delight, and deceit, far from his dentist's chair.

The reader is William Hope
The abridger is Sally Marmion
The producer is Di Speirs.

Caribou Island is the second novel from David Vann, whose groundbreaking first book, Legend of a Suicide, has become a best-seller around the world and has just won the 2010 Prix Medicis Etranger. Caribou Island is broadcast just after publication.


WED 14:15 Noise: A Human History (b01rr4w4)
Master and Servant

Grand town houses in the 18th century seemed to promise privacy. But in fact they offered anything but - the family home often included not just parents and children, but also elderly relatives, unmarried sisters, paying lodgers, and the nosiest neighbours of the lot, the servants.

Professor David Hendy of the University of Sussex eavesdrops on the whispers, gossip and scandal of the 18th century house, and tells the salacious tale of John Burt, a navy captain from Canterbury, who took his young wife Harriet to court for impropriety - on the evidence of his cook.

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 Elizabeth Gaskell - Mary Barton (b007jqfk)
Episode 3

Dreaming of a better life, Mary turns dressmaker and meets Margaret and her eccentric grandfather. Stars Emma Rydal.


WED 14:45 Ben Macintyre - A Foreign Field (b00vt374)
Episode 3

As the British soldiers settle into the French village, complications arise when one falls in love. Read by Tom Goodman-Hill.


WED 15:00 Jack London - The Sea Wolf (b007jm8h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 Counterpoint (b0088zyb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


WED 16:30 The Six Mothers-in-Law of Henry VIII (b0076jd8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


WED 17:00 Huddwinks (b00fsmz8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 17:30 To Hull and Back (b06mg9fp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 18:00 Simon Bovey - Slipstream (b009m2ff)
The Tomorrow World

Major Barton and his team have located the Germans' secret weapon. But what exactly is it?

Simon Bovey's five-part sci-fi adventure series set during the Second World War.

Stars Rory Kinnear as Jurgen Rall, Tim McMullan as Major Barton, Ben Crowe as Lieutenant Dundas, Joannah Tincey as Kate Richey and Rachel Atkins as Trudi Schenk.

Producer: Marc Beeby

Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in 2008.


WED 18:30 Off the Page (b0076tyk)
Living on the Edge

Matthew Parris considers a life lived on the margins, with Marjorie Wallace, Bernie Hare and Dermot Healy. From September 2005.


WED 19:00 The TV Lark (b01by95t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00zvcmn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 Agatha Christie (b01bldpv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 Motownship (b00jkhkn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 Rebecca F John - Clown's Shoes (b06nzlt0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 21:15 Evelyn Waugh - Mr Loveday's Little Outing (b0075bbg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


WED 22:00 To Hull and Back (b06mg9fp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 Tim Key's Late Night Poetry Programme (b01ckgh2)
Series 1

Death

Tim Key takes on the biggest imponderable of them all - death - via his narrative poem: The Boy Who Faked His Own Death.

Musical accompaniment is provided by Tom Basden.

Written and presented by Tim Key

Producer: James Robinson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2012.


WED 22:45 Earls of the Court (b00r0yt2)
The Eklov Experience

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

Now living with his girlfriend, Johnno is steadying himself for a couples' day out. But his sofa-crashing best mate Lloydie has other plans

Lloydie ...... Stewart Wright
Johnno ...... Will Adamsdale
Nadine ...... Keely Beresford
Security ...... Rufus Wright

Directed by Sasha Yevtushenko.


WED 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b06qbkgg)
The best in contemporary comedy. Tom Wrigglesworth chats to Alfie Brown.


WED 23:00 Richard Herring's Objective (b00vcqm7)
Series 1

The Hoodie

Richard Herring reclaims objects that we've grown to hate - a tracksuit top with a hood. With Emma Kennedy. From October 2010.


WED 23:30 Revolting People (b008gc13)
Series 3

The God-Given Talent

Joshua enters a log-chopping contest and Cora discovers a gift for penning pornography.

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

Other parts played by Michael Fenton Stevens and Philip Pope.

Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2004.



THURSDAY 12 NOVEMBER 2015

THU 00:00 Simon Bovey - Slipstream (b009m2ff)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 Off the Page (b0076tyk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 Agatha Christie (b01bldpv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 Motownship (b00jkhkn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b00ybw73)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:15 Noise: A Human History (b01rr4w4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 Elizabeth Gaskell - Mary Barton (b007jqfk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:45 Ben Macintyre - A Foreign Field (b00vt374)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 Jack London - The Sea Wolf (b007jm8h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 Counterpoint (b0088zyb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:30 The Six Mothers-in-Law of Henry VIII (b0076jd8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 Huddwinks (b00fsmz8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 To Hull and Back (b06mg9fp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 Agatha Christie (b01bwfy6)
Sparkling Cyanide

Iris

by Agatha Christie
adapted by Joy Wilkinson
Part 3: Iris

Now George Barton has died in exactly the same way as his wife did a year earlier, by drinking cyanide-laced champagne, Colonel Race steps in to investigate. The second death throws the first verdict of suicide into question...

IRIS ..... Naomi Frederick
ANTHONY ..... Colin Tierney
RUTH ..... Amanda Drew
COLONEL RACE ..... Sean Baker
STEPHEN ..... James Lailey
SANDRA ..... Tracy Wiles
LUCILLA ..... Adjoa Andoh
GIUSEPPE ..... Gerard McDermott
CHLOE ..... Alex Rivers

directed by Mary Peate.


THU 06:30 Almanacs: The Oldest Guides To Everything (b00t2mhs)
Ben Schott charts the history of the most influential form of mass publication in the 16th and 17th centuries. At their height, apart from the Bible, almanacs were the bestselling books on the market, with over 400,000 sold annually.

Behind the scenes at The British Museum, Dr Irving Finkel outlines the almanac tradition from Babylonian clay tablet to Gutenberg's earliest printed material. The British Library's Moira Goff lets Ben loose in the archives to peruse The Kalender of Shepherdes and the oldest Old Moore's Almanack.

Combining the characteristics of calendar, self-help manual & pocket encyclopaedia, almanacs contained utilitarian information on just about everything: feast days, when to sow crops, let blood, how to write an IOU, even advice on amateur surgery and DIY abortion. They also included dramatic astrological prophesies about the likelihood of plague, famine and war. Passages were read to boost soldiers' morale in battle and by MPs in the House of Commons.

Almanac compilers were arrested & grilled by parliamentary committees. Did one actually predict the Great Fire of London? Professor Bernard Capp assesses their powerful role in revolutionary politics.

Almanacs played a central part in spreading knowledge, literacy, popular journalism and advertising. Ben digs up early adverts for pills, potions and all manner of quackery. But they were also mocked in all kinds of ways, as Dr Adam Smyth explains.

The blank pages inserted into almanacs were used for jottings of accounts and personal memos, so they also gave us the personal written diary.

The statistical has replaced the astrological but its influence lingers on.

Producer: Tamsin Hughes
A Testbed production for BBC Radio 4


THU 07:00 North by Northamptonshire (b0196tyh)
Series 2

Episode 6

Norman may have stopped the parade, but the festival must go on. Meanwhile Helen has news for Jan and Frank, and love blossoms for a most unlikely couple.

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 Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section (b01f883m)
Series 2

With Danny Baker

Another series of the comedy show hosted by Alex Horne and his five piece band and specially written, original music.

This opening epsiode explores the theme of 'games' and guest stars Danny Baker who sings with the band and champions an instrument that can't fail to put a smile on your face.

Plus the funkiest song you're ever likely to hear about Chess; an Ode to Chris Hoy and music to exercise to.

With electric guitarist Ben Jones.

Alex's Horne Section are:

Trumpet/banjo .... Joe Auckland
Saxophone/clarinet ....Mark Brown
Double Bass/Bass .... Will Collier
Drums and Percussion .... Ben Reynolds
Piano/keyboard .... Ed Sheldrake

Producer: Julia McKenzie.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2013.


THU 08:00 Steptoe and Son (b007k01b)
Series 3

Robbery With Violence

Terrified Albert lies to son Harold after accidentally breaking his treasured porcelain collection.

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
Inspector ...... Dudley Foster

With Garrard Green, Edward Kelsey and Trevor Martin.

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 (b00f9y6d)
Series 3

Episode 1

Shady lawyer Waldorf T Flywheel stays in a haunted mansion. With guest star Spike Milligan as The Mayor of Witchfield.

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.

Starring Michael Roberts as Groucho Marx as Waldorf T Flywheel and Frank Lazarus as Chico Marx as Emmanuel Ravelli.

With Lorelei King, Graham Hoadly and Dick Vosburgh.

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

Music arranged and conducted by David Firman.

Producer: Dirk Maggs

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1992.


THU 09:00 Genius (b008jf2r)
Series 2

Armando lannucci

Aeroplane parachutes and ASBO flip-flops.

Dave Gorman asks writer and producer Armando Iannucci 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 (b00y37bh)
Series 6

Spreading Wings

Emily's A-level results make mum Victoria realise she is growing up. Stars Celia Imrie and Angela Thorne. From August 1999.


THU 10:00 Jack London - The Sea Wolf (b007jmc9)
Episode 3

With Maud Brewster aboard, the real danger on the schooner's voyage is yet to begin...

Jack London's 1904 tale of brutality and survival on the high seas.

Starring Jack Klaff, Kerry Shale and Ian Dury.

Dramatised by Ed Thomason

Wolf Larsen ...... Jack Klaff
Humphrey Van Weyden ...... Kerry Shale
Mugridge ...... Ian Dury
Kelly ...... Norman Jones
Smoke ...... Anthony Jackson
Latimer ...... Peter Penry-Jones
Horner ...... Clarence Smith
Henderson ...... Andrew Wincott
Maud Brewster ...... Shelley Thompson
Telefson ...... Charles Millham
Henderson ...... Andrew Wincott

Music: Elizabeth Parker - BBC Radiophonic Workshop.

Singer: Sarah Connolly.

Director: Adrian Bean.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1991.


THU 11:00 Rebecca F John - Clown's Shoes (b06p01qd)
Matchstick Girls

Warsaw, 1943: Ewa tries to protect her little sister Zofia from the cold, dangerous life on the street. Read by Ruth Gemmell.

An ambitious debut collection of short stories by Rebecca F John, dipping into the shadows and spotlights of life.

Rebecca F John is from Pwll, a village on the South Wales coast, and works as a Ski Instructor. Her short story The Dog Track was broadcast on Radio 4 as part of The Time Being series in 2013, and Crow Road was broadcast in the Nights Of The Hunter series in 2015.

The Glove Maker's Numbers was shortlisted for The Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award in 2015. Rebecca won the PEN International New Voices Award for her story Moon Dog in October 2015.

Producer: Jeremy Osborne
Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by Sweet Talk Productions.


THU 11:15 Charlotte Fyfe - The Tears of War (b0076bcw)
4 Extra Debut. The true First World War love story of May Wedderburn Cannan and Bevil Quiller-Couch. Stars Jasmine Hyde and James Purefoy.


THU 12:00 Steptoe and Son (b007k01b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 The Marx Brothers' Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel (b00f9y6d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 Agatha Christie (b01bwfy6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 Almanacs: The Oldest Guides To Everything (b00t2mhs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b00ybw75)
David Vann - Caribou Island

Episode 4

Caribou Island is set in David Vann's native Alaska, amid the icy, glacier fed lakes and the remote islands covered in alder and Sitka spruce. And it is on such island, far from any habitation, that Gary, a medievalist who fled to Alaska thirty years ago with his young wife Irene, in search of an unattainable idyll, is now determined to begin once again. He will build a simple cabin there and at last find peace. Irene joins him in his endeavour, understanding, unlike her husband, that there are costs.
Meanwhile her daughter Rhoda dreams of marriage with Jim, a dentist, who is entering his own 'mid-life crisis'.
Fluid, funny and sometimes raw, David Vann explores the depths an unravelling marriage can sink to and the hopes the young, and the young at heart, still entertain.

Today: Rhoda surprises Jim with unexpected guests and Gary faces another hurdle in the construction of his cabin home.

The reader is William Hope
The abridger is Sally Marmion
The producer is Di Speirs.

Caribou Island is the second novel from David Vann, whose groundbreaking first book, Legend of a Suicide, has become a best-seller around the world and has just won the 2010 Prix Medicis Etranger. Caribou Island is broadcast just after publication.


THU 14:15 Noise: A Human History (b01rr7rp)
Slavery and Rebellion

Many slaves would have heard the sounds of home for the last time as they waited at Ghana's Gate of No Return to be herded onto a ship to the new world. Far away on the Carolina plantations, they were expected to be quiet or to sing to demonstrate contentment with their lot.

But in 1739, one of the largest and most violent revolts in American history took place - and for a brief time the slaves were anything but silent.

Professor David Hendy of the University of Sussex tells the story of the Stono River 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 Elizabeth Gaskell - Mary Barton (b007jqfw)
Episode 4

Jem longs for any sign of affection from Mary, and Carson's Mill catches fire. Stars Emma Rydal and David Calder.


THU 14:45 Ben Macintyre - A Foreign Field (b00vt7dj)
Episode 4

The German hold on the French village intensifies, but the British soldiers are determined to escape. Read by Tom Goodman-Hill.


THU 15:00 Jack London - The Sea Wolf (b007jmc9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 Genius (b008jf2r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


THU 16:30 No Commitments (b00y37bh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


THU 17:00 North by Northamptonshire (b0196tyh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 17:30 Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section (b01f883m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 18:00 Simon Bovey - Slipstream (b009m464)
This Island Earth

Things can't get much worse for Major Barton and his team in their wartime efforts. Or can they?

Simon Bovey's sci-fi adventure series set during the Second World War.

Stars Rory Kinnear as Jurgen Rall, Tim McMullan as Major Barton, Joannah Tincey as Kate Richey, Ben Crowe as Lieutenant Dundas, Rachel Atkins as Trudi Schenk and Laura Molyneux as Slipstream.

Other parts played by Simon Treves, Sam Pamphilon, Alex Lanipekun and Lloyd Woolf.

Producer: Marc Beeby

Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in 2008.


THU 18:30 Great Lives (b0076s3l)
Series 7

Duke of Wellington

4 Extra Debut. Novelist Frederick Forsyth chooses the 'Iron Duke', the Duke of Wellington. With Andrew Roberts and Francine Stock. From June 2005.


THU 19:00 Steptoe and Son (b007k01b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 The Marx Brothers' Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel (b00f9y6d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 Agatha Christie (b01bwfy6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 Almanacs: The Oldest Guides To Everything (b00t2mhs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 Rebecca F John - Clown's Shoes (b06p01qd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


THU 21:15 Charlotte Fyfe - The Tears of War (b0076bcw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


THU 22:00 Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section (b01f883m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 The Secret World (b011qdpd)
Series 1

Episode 4

From Steve Wright to Ken Dodd, Jon Culshaw explores the bizarre private lives of famous folk. From May 2009.


THU 23:00 Old Harry's Game (b007jpct)
Series 2

Nero

Satan takes Thomas on a tour of his life and recruits a keen new tormentor, the Emperor Nero.

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, Felicity Montagu and Nick Revell.

Producer Paul Mayhew-Archer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1998.


THU 23:30 The Penny Dreadfuls (b00gpbcs)
More Brothers Faversham

Titus Faversham

The story of Victorian Britain's greatest sporting hero.

The comedy trio's swashbuckling family romp.

Written by and starring Humphrey Ker, David Reed and Thom Tuck.

With Miles Jupp and Ingrid Oliver.

Script edited by Richard Turner.

Producer: Julia McKenzie

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in 2008.



FRIDAY 13 NOVEMBER 2015

FRI 00:00 Simon Bovey - Slipstream (b009m464)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 Great Lives (b0076s3l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 Agatha Christie (b01bwfy6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 Almanacs: The Oldest Guides To Everything (b00t2mhs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b00ybw75)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:15 Noise: A Human History (b01rr7rp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 Elizabeth Gaskell - Mary Barton (b007jqfw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:45 Ben Macintyre - A Foreign Field (b00vt7dj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 Jack London - The Sea Wolf (b007jmc9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 Genius (b008jf2r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:30 No Commitments (b00y37bh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 North by Northamptonshire (b0196tyh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section (b01f883m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 Agatha Christie (b00jz7jj)
Philomel Cottage

When Alex meets Terry she's swept off her feet. He persuades her to leave her job with a dot com company and set up a business with him - based in an out of the way cottage in the country...

A new spin on the Queen of the whodunit, Agatha Christie's classic story, dramatised for radio by Mike Walker.

Stars Lizzie McInnerny as Alex, Tom Hollander as Terry, Adam Godley as Richard and Struan Rodger as Merlin.

Producer: Jeremy Mortimer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2002.


FRI 06:30 Bill Mitchell: The Man Who Wrestled Pumas... Probably (b00l1q7h)
Miriam Margolyes presents a documentary charting the life and career of her late colleague and friend Bill Mitchell, the voice-over artist who informed us the latest blockbusters would be 'at cinemas near you from Sunday', told us 'Carlsberg was probably the best lager in the world', and that Denim was 'for men who didn't have to try too hard'.

Born in Canada, he admitted that heavy drinking and smoking from his teens helped preserve the voice, and indeed drove his excessive lifestyle. He 'had to' abuse his body to maintain the voice and he 'had to' be in a Soho pub because it was handy for the recording studios.

Bill's career spanned acting, voice-over work, plus a brief spell as 1970s pop outfit Yin and Yan with friend Chris Sandford. His remains ranked as one of the greats within the advertising industry.

Featuring contributions from Bill's daughter Amanda McAllister, musicians and friends Zoot Money and Kenny Clayton, and industry moguls Nick Angell and Rob Townsend.


FRI 07:00 Winston (b007np4w)
Winston Comes to Town

A Tweak of Thread

Father's poorly so the family must leave Winterleaf Gunner and return to London, but Nancy is distraught.

What's going to happen to Winston - village poacher, philosopher and Romeo?

Will he come with them? Will London survive with Winston?

Peter Tinniswood's bawdy comedy serial.

Winston ...... Bill Wallis
Father ...... Maurice Denham
Nancy ...... Shirley Dixon
Rosie ...... Liz Goulding
William ...... Christian Rodska

Director: Shaun MacLoughlin.

First broadcast on BBC Radio in January 1990.


FRI 07:30 Instant Sunshine (b007jxgk)
From 17/12/1986

Humorous songs performed by the comedy musical cabaret quartet, Instant Sunshine:

Featuring David Barlow, Peter Christie, Miles Kington and Alan Maryon-Davis attempting to be reasonably together again.

With special guests: The Cambridge Buskers.

Producer: David Rayvern Allen

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1986.


FRI 08:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b0089k50)
Series 5

The Foreign Legion

The lad is set to entertain troops in Malta, but he's duped into making an appearance on the frontline.

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 (b007xt2f)
Series 6

The Case of the Missing CD Plates

Mown down and flattened, frustrated Neddie Seagoon falls foul of diplomatic immunity.

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

Starring:
Peter Sellers
Harry Secombe
Spike Milligan

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

With the Ray Ellington Quartet and Max Geldray.

Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott.

Announcer: Wallace Greenslade

Producer: Peter Eton

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in October 1955.


FRI 09:00 The 3rd Degree (b00zsc2g)
Series 1

Middlesex

This episode of 'The 3rd Degree' is brought to you from Middlesex University, where host Steve Punt puts the questions to students and dons of Child Nursing, Design & Art, Biology and Biomedical Sciences. Topics for questions include whirling astronauts, Wagner's operas, and 300 billion copies of the Queen. So if you've ever wondered which exponential function's derivative is equal to the function itself or what are the exact contents of a Jägerbomb cocktail, then this is the quiz show for you.

"The 3rd Degree" is a funny, lively and dynamic new quiz show aimed at cultivating the next generation of Radio 4 listeners whilst delighting the current ones. It's recorded on location at a different University each week, and it pits three Undergraduates against three of their Professors 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.

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 (b007jzwr)
Series 1

Where There's a Will

With a trip to hospital looming, single dad Bryan must make contingency plans.

Stars Richard Beckinsale as Bryan Archer, Pat Coombs as Mum/Albert and John Comer as Dad. With John Arnatt as the Bank Manager.

Written by Jim Eldridge.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in December 1977.


FRI 10:00 Jack London - The Sea Wolf (b007jmcl)
Episode 4

Humphrey and Maud dash for freedom from cruel captain, Wolf Larsen, but Japan is 600 miles away...

Conclusion od Jack London's 1904 tale of brutality and survival on the high seas.

Starring Jack Klaff, Kerry Shale and Shelley Thompson..

Dramatised by Ed Thomason

Wolf Larsen ...... Jack Klaff
Humphrey Van Weyden ...... Kerry Shale
Maud Brewster ...... Shelley Thompson

Music: Elizabeth Parker - BBC Radiophonic Workshop.

Director: Adrian Bean.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1991.


FRI 11:00 Rebecca F John - Clown's Shoes (b06p09x1)
Clown's Shoes

1930s London. Every night in the theatre, a young woman performs a reluctant striptease. Read by Ruth Gemmell.

An ambitious debut collection of short stories by Rebecca F John, dipping into the shadows and spotlights of life.

Rebecca F John is from Pwll, a village on the South Wales coast, and works as a Ski Instructor. Her short story The Dog Track was broadcast on Radio 4 as part of The Time Being series in 2013, and Crow Road was broadcast in the Nights Of The Hunter series in 2015.

The Glove Maker's Numbers was shortlisted for The Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award in 2015. Rebecca won the PEN International New Voices Award for her story Moon Dog in October 2015.

Producer: Jeremy Osborne
Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by Sweet Talk Productions.


FRI 11:15 Baldi (b007jlm8)
Series 2

Three in One

The crime-solving priest goes horse racing and uncovers the 'SP' on an ex-jockey's murder. Starring David Threlfall.


FRI 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b0089k50)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 The Goon Show (b007xt2f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 Agatha Christie (b00jz7jj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 Bill Mitchell: The Man Who Wrestled Pumas... Probably (b00l1q7h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b00ybw77)
David Vann - Caribou Island

Episode 5

Caribou Island is set in David Vann's native Alaska, amid the icy, glacier fed lakes and the remote islands covered in alder and Sitka spruce. And it is on such island, far from any habitation, that Gary, a medievalist who fled to Alaska thirty years before with his young wife Irene, in search of an unattainable idyll, is now determined to begin once again. He will build a simple cabin there and at last find peace. Irene joins him in his endeavour, understanding, unlike her husband, that there are costs.
Meanwhile her daughter Rhoda dreams of marriage with Jim, a dentist suffering his own 'mid-life crisis'.

Fluid,sometimes funny and sometimes raw, David Vann explores the depths an unravelling marriage can sink to and the hopes the young still entertain.

Today: Jim's dreams are dashed while Irene wonders if hers were ever realistic.

The reader is William Hope
The abridger is Sally Marmion
The producer is Di Speirs.

Caribou Island is the second novel from David Vann, whose groundbreaking first book, Legend of a Suicide, has become a best-seller around the world and has just won the 2010 Prix Medicis Etranger. Caribou Island is broadcast just after publication.


FRI 14:15 Noise: A Human History (b01rrc1c)
Revolution and War

Paris 1789: Politics moves out of the palaces and into the streets - as the hushed voice of court diplomacy gives way to the angry howls of the crowd.

Professor David Hendy of the University of Sussex introduces the noises of revolutionary Paris, before travelling to the USA to explain how an 'acoustic shadow' helped the Confederate forces launch a surprise attack during the American Civil War. Also, there's the eerie sound of the 'rebel yell'.

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 Elizabeth Gaskell - Mary Barton (b007jqg8)
Episode 5

Mill workers are laid off, and a desperately poor family is found barely alive in a cellar. Stars Emma Rydal and Roy Hudd.


FRI 14:45 Ben Macintyre - A Foreign Field (b00vtycl)
Episode 5

May 1916: The last days of British soldier Robert Digby and the looming Battle of the Somme. Read by Tom Goodman-Hill.


FRI 15:00 Jack London - The Sea Wolf (b007jmcl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 The 3rd Degree (b00zsc2g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


FRI 16:30 Albert and Me (b007jzwr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


FRI 17:00 Winston (b007np4w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 17:30 Instant Sunshine (b007jxgk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 18:00 Simon Bovey - Slipstream (b009mbjn)
Fight for the Future

Jurgen and Kate are desperate to get the weapon away before all is lost...

Conclusion of Simon Bovey's sci-fi adventure series set during the Second World War.

Stars Rory Kinnear as Jurgen Rall, Tim McMullan as Major Barton, Joannah Tincey as Kate Richey, Ben Crowe as Lieutenant Dundas, Rachel Atkins as Trudi Schenk, Peter Marinker as Brigadier Erskine and Laura Molyneux as Slipstream.

Other parts played by Simon Treves, Sam Pamphilon, Alex Lanipekun and Lloyd Woolf.

Producer: Marc Beeby

Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in 2008.


FRI 18:30 Soul Music (b00763xd)
Series 2

Over the Rainbow

Ernie and Ena Harburg, Jane Horrocks and Steve Nallon reflect on the impact of Judy Garland's 'Over The Rainbow' from The Wizard of Oz.

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 (b0089k50)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 The Goon Show (b007xt2f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 Agatha Christie (b00jz7jj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 Bill Mitchell: The Man Who Wrestled Pumas... Probably (b00l1q7h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Rebecca F John - Clown's Shoes (b06p09x1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 21:15 Baldi (b007jlm8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


FRI 22:00 Instant Sunshine (b007jxgk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 Absolute Power (b007v1pd)
Series 2

Episode 3

Can spin kings Prentiss McCabe turn a failed novelist into a best seller? Stars Stephen Fry and John Bird. From February 2001.


FRI 23:00 Meet David Sedaris (b01n9whw)
Series 3

Memory Lapse; If I Ruled the World

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, the stories include childhood memories of competitive parenting in "Memory Lapse", and a character monologue imagining what life would be like "If I Ruled The World!"

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


FRI 23:30 Bridget Christie Minds the Gap (b01r5s2l)
Series 1

Episode 2

Bridget considers women and their day-to-day relationships with each other, via an organic herb puff snack, a church pew and a bag of dirty laundry.

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

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.

Producer; Alison Vernon-Smith and Alexandra 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 (b013gcn9)

A Good Read 18:30 MON (b0075zzw)

A Good Read 00:30 TUE (b0075zzw)

Absolute Power 22:30 FRI (b007v1pd)

Act Your Age 16:00 TUE (b00qvm9f)

Act Your Age 04:00 WED (b00qvm9f)

Afternoon Reading 02:00 SAT (b00mp4fj)

Agatha Christie 06:00 TUE (b01b9h75)

Agatha Christie 13:00 TUE (b01b9h75)

Agatha Christie 20:00 TUE (b01b9h75)

Agatha Christie 01:00 WED (b01b9h75)

Agatha Christie 06:00 WED (b01bldpv)

Agatha Christie 13:00 WED (b01bldpv)

Agatha Christie 20:00 WED (b01bldpv)

Agatha Christie 01:00 THU (b01bldpv)

Agatha Christie 06:00 THU (b01bwfy6)

Agatha Christie 13:00 THU (b01bwfy6)

Agatha Christie 20:00 THU (b01bwfy6)

Agatha Christie 01:00 FRI (b01bwfy6)

Agatha Christie 06:00 FRI (b00jz7jj)

Agatha Christie 13:00 FRI (b00jz7jj)

Agatha Christie 20:00 FRI (b00jz7jj)

Albert and Me 04:30 SAT (b007jsgr)

Albert and Me 09:30 FRI (b007jzwr)

Albert and Me 16:30 FRI (b007jzwr)

Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section 07:30 THU (b01f883m)

Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section 17:30 THU (b01f883m)

Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section 22:00 THU (b01f883m)

Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section 05:30 FRI (b01f883m)

Alice's Wunderland 23:00 TUE (b01kkr59)

Almanacs: The Oldest Guides To Everything 06:30 THU (b00t2mhs)

Almanacs: The Oldest Guides To Everything 13:30 THU (b00t2mhs)

Almanacs: The Oldest Guides To Everything 20:30 THU (b00t2mhs)

Almanacs: The Oldest Guides To Everything 01:30 FRI (b00t2mhs)

Archive on 4 08:00 SAT (b0171yk2)

Archive on 4 15:00 SAT (b0171yk2)

Archive on 4 03:00 SUN (b0171yk2)

Armando Iannucci's Charm Offensive 22:30 SAT (b00d7bf5)

BBC Radio New Comedy Award Extra 23:00 SAT (b06qrjb0)

Baldi 11:15 FRI (b007jlm8)

Baldi 21:15 FRI (b007jlm8)

Ben Macintyre - A Foreign Field 14:45 MON (b00vs5s7)

Ben Macintyre - A Foreign Field 02:45 TUE (b00vs5s7)

Ben Macintyre - A Foreign Field 14:45 TUE (b00vsvfk)

Ben Macintyre - A Foreign Field 02:45 WED (b00vsvfk)

Ben Macintyre - A Foreign Field 14:45 WED (b00vt374)

Ben Macintyre - A Foreign Field 02:45 THU (b00vt374)

Ben Macintyre - A Foreign Field 14:45 THU (b00vt7dj)

Ben Macintyre - A Foreign Field 02:45 FRI (b00vt7dj)

Ben Macintyre - A Foreign Field 14:45 FRI (b00vtycl)

Bill Mitchell: The Man Who Wrestled Pumas... Probably 06:30 FRI (b00l1q7h)

Bill Mitchell: The Man Who Wrestled Pumas... Probably 13:30 FRI (b00l1q7h)

Bill Mitchell: The Man Who Wrestled Pumas... Probably 20:30 FRI (b00l1q7h)

Book at Bedtime 02:45 SAT (b00kd1q9)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 MON (b00y6qtg)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 TUE (b00y6qtg)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 TUE (b00yc8dm)

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Bridget Christie Minds the Gap 23:30 FRI (b01r5s2l)

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Doctor Who 18:00 SAT (b06nsy8k)

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