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SATURDAY 14 NOVEMBER 2015

SAT 00:00 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.


SAT 00:30 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.


SAT 01:00 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.


SAT 01:30 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.


SAT 02:00 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.


SAT 02:15 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.


SAT 02:30 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.


SAT 02:45 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.


SAT 03:00 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.


SAT 04:00 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.


SAT 04:30 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.


SAT 05:00 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.


SAT 05:30 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.


SAT 06:00 James Bond - You Only Live Twice (b00fbzkg)
James Bond's wife, Tracey, has been murdered by his deadly enemy Blofeld.

Agent 007 has gone completely to pieces and is drafting his resignation. But 'M' is prepared to give him one last chance to prove himself - on a mission which will lead him to a fatal encounter in a Japanese Garden of Death.

Starring Michael Jayston as James Bond, Clive Merrison as Tanaka, James Laurenson as Henderson, David King as M, Sayo Inaba as Kissy, Burt Kwouk as Ando and Maxine Audley as Irma.

Ian Fleming's classic story dramatised for radio by Michael Bakewell.

Director: Michael Bakewell.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1990.


SAT 07:30 Misfits in France (b00f85ky)
Impressions of Honfleur, Reunions in Rouen

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.

The series ends in Rouen, where Oscar Wilde rekindled his relationship with Lord Alfred Douglas after a lonely summer in exile outside Dieppe. The museum in Rouen also holds a collection of paintings by Monet, Sisley and Walter Sickert's friend and patron - Jacques Emile Blanche.

Oscar Wilde ...... Simon Russell Beale
Claude Monet ...... Jonathan Tafler
Walter Sickert ...... Stephen Critchlow.


SAT 08:00 Archive on 4 (b00fr75c)
Studs Terkel - Back in the Wax Museum

Alan Dein looks back at the life of the American oral historian Studs Terkel, who died earlier this month. Includes unique archive material from Terkel's own collection of recordings covering almost 50 years of interviews and broadcasts.


SAT 09:00 Dr John Cooper Clarke: Complete Control (b06p4syp)
Made for 4 Extra. The poet and cultural icon Dr John Cooper Clarke has been given Complete Control of Radio 4 Extra to select three hours of his favourite programmes from the BBC Radio Archives.
This Includes;

Stand-up from Bob Hope, recorded at the London Palladium in 1953
A collection of comedy from the golden age of radio variety with Vic Oliver, Al Read and Jimmy 'Wheel 'em in' Wheeler.
Some audio interference from the pioneering DJ Jack Jackson.
An episode of 'The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole 13 ¾
A creepy reading of Edgar Allan Poe’s ‘The Black Cat’ by James Stewart (yes, that James Stewart)
Vincent Price and Peter Cushing coming face-to-face in ‘The Price Of Fear’
The classic Western ‘The Shootist’, starring Brian Cox and Michelle Fairley

So enjoy three hours of thrills, chills and laughs, all introduced by the man who is in Complete Control, Dr John Cooper Clarke.


SAT 12:00 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.


SAT 12:30 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.


SAT 13:00 Children in Need: D for Dexter (b06p4syr)
Series 2 Omnibus

Skye hates to leave Dexter, but come Thursday, they will be together again. Amanda Whittington's heartwarming story with Sydney Wade.


SAT 14:10 Inheritance Tracks (b06p4vz4)
John Craven

Broadcaster John Craven chooses 'You Are My Sunshine' by Gene Autry and the Children in Need single 'Wake Me Up'.


SAT 14:15 In the Psychiatrist's Chair (b0075yfg)
Gore Vidal

Fastidious, unforgiving, disdainful, aphoristic, bellicose and wickedly compelling.

Legendary American writer and critic Gore Vidal (1925-2012) discusses his extraordinary life and career with Professor Anthony Clare.

Psychiatrist Dr Anthony Clare's in depth interviews with prominent people from different walks of life.

Born in Dublin, author Anthony Clare held a doctorate in medicine, a master's degree in philosophy and was a fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. After becoming a regular on BBC Radio 4's Stop the Week in the 1980s, he became Britain's best-known psychiatrist and earned his own vehicle, In the Psychiatrist's Chair. Starting in 1982, this series ran until 2001 and also transferred to TV. Series highlights include conversations with Bob Monkhouse, Cecil Parkinson and Gerry Adams.

Anthony Clare died suddenly in Paris aged 64 in 2007.

Producer: Michael Ember

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2000.


SAT 15:00 Archive on 4 (b00fr75c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SAT 16:00 James Bond - You Only Live Twice (b00fbzkg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 Misfits in France (b00f85ky)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SAT 18:00 Wally K Daly (b007k41c)
Nightmare World

Gary Henderson and old man Jenkins head up a mountain road to Hill House every November 13th. But on their ascent this year, the mountain begins to shake like hell on earth. And Gary? He meets himself coming back...

As a worldwide power failure brings chaos and terror to Earth, one town in every country undergoes a curious and startling transformation.

Wally K Daly's sci-fi thriller stars James Laurenson, Nigel Anthony, Peter Jeffrey and Geoffrey Whitehead.

Gary Henderson ...... James Laurenson
Jenkins ...... Nigel Anthony
AP Smith ...... Peter Jeffrey
Prime Minister ...... Geoffrey Whitehead
Venables ...... Joe Dunlop
Kate ...... Melinda Walker
Captain ...... Christopher Scott
Co Pilot ...... Christopher Good
Chief Scientific Officer ...... John Warner
Controller ...... Dominic Rickhards
Colonel ...... Nicholas Courtney
Soldier ...... Ian Michie
Lorna ...... Cara Kelly
Joker ...... Ken Cumberlidge
Billy ...... Sue Sheridan
Pamela ...... Jo Kendall
Jumbo Child ...... Joanna Mackie

Director: David Hitchinson

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in March 1989.


SAT 19:00 Dr John Cooper Clarke: Complete Control (b06p4syp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 Concrete Cow (b0076js0)
Series 1

Episode 3

The real reason for the discovery of America, the dangers of Tarot, finding lost polar explorers and Lesser Known Novels.

Sketch show made by actors reading out scripts in front of an audience, who laughed, and then keeping the good bits.

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

Written by James Cary, Sally Hawkins, Catherine Shepherd, Ashley Blake, Jon Holme and Robin Ince.

Producer: Adam Bromley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2002


SAT 22:30 Armando Iannucci's Charm Offensive (b00dbcw2)
Series 4

Episode 5

Comic pilot Armando Iannucci flies Air Hilarious. With Marcus Brigstocke, Andy Parsons and Justin Edwards. From September 2008.


SAT 23:00 BBC Radio New Comedy Award Extra (b06qqvtp)
Semi-Final 2

Patrick Kielty hosts the second semi-final of the 2015 BBC Radio New Comedy Award, recorded at the Comedy Store in Manchester. 750 entrants have been whittled down across 8 heats to our 12 semi-finalists, and tonight features Russ Peers, Yuriko Kotani, Michael Stranney, Tom Taylor, Sophie Willan and Adam Hastings.

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

Produced by Lyndsay Fenner and Laura Baron.


SAT 23:45 Jelly Mountain (b00fh6vz)
Episode 2

Ivor Cutler's unique views on how to promote a child's growth. Songs and stories, with Craig Murray-Orr. From May 1996.



SUNDAY 15 NOVEMBER 2015

SUN 00:00 Wally K Daly (b007k41c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 Children in Need: D for Dexter (b06p4syr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:10 Inheritance Tracks (b06p4vz4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:10 on Saturday]


SUN 02:15 In the Psychiatrist's Chair (b0075yfg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Saturday]


SUN 03:00 Archive on 4 (b00fr75c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 James Bond - You Only Live Twice (b00fbzkg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 Misfits in France (b00f85ky)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 Elizabeth Gaskell - Mary Barton Omnibus (b007yltk)
Episode 1

A cotton weaver's daughter is wooed and her Aunt goes missing. Elizabeth Gaskell's novel frankly depicts life in the lower classes of Manchester in the 1840s. Stars Emma Rydal.


SUN 07:15 Ghost Houses (b007603s)
Workington Hall

Charlotte Smith visits Workington Hall in Cumbria to meet the people who witnessed the ruination of this ancient family seat.


SUN 07:30 Clare in the Community (b01pztrn)
Series 8

Nanny State

Brian and Clare are struggling with childcare for their son Thomas when Clare bumps into their beloved Nanny, Nali - who they sacked.

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.

Each week we 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
Nali ...... Nina Conti
Stan ...... Richard Lumsden
Mrs Pope ...... Sarah Thom

Producer: Katie Tyrrell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2013.


SUN 08:00 The Al Read Show (b00tf065)
From 25/11/1954

A nagging wife - and secrets of the boys in blue.

Monologues and sketches from the legendary Northern comic "introducing us to ourselves".

With The Tunesmiths and the Augmented Northern Variety Orchestra.

Conductor: Alyn Ainsworth

Produced in the North of England by Ronnie Taylor.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in November 1954.


SUN 08:30 Much Binding in the Marsh (b015f9b7)
From 03/05/1950

With fresh London premises, the staff must recruit a new secretary.

Starring Kenneth Horne and Richard 'Stinker' Murdoch.

With Sam Costa, Maurice Denham, Diana Morrison and Barbara Leigh.

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 May 1950.


SUN 09:00 Every Time a Friend Succeeds Something Inside Me Dies: The Life of Gore Vidal - Omnibus (b06p4zp2)
Author Jay Parini recalls his first encounter with Gore Vidal and describes a privileged, lonely childhood. Read by Toby Jones.


SUN 10:10 Inheritance Tracks (b06p4zp4)
Anita Dobson

The actress Anita Dobson chooses 'No One But You' by Billy Eckstine and 'Young at Heart' by Frank Sinatra.


SUN 10:15 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b06p52bx)
Comedians

Jackie Mason

4 Extra Debut. From Patsy Cline to Dina Washington, the American comedian shares his castaway choices with Kirsty Young. From March 2012.


SUN 11:00 The Moth Radio Hour (b06p52bz)
Series 1

Doctors, Prom and Ellen

True stories told live in the USA: Sarah Austin Jenness introduces tales about decisions, from citizen tests to 'coming out'.

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, the UK and other parts of 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.

Featuring 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 (b00mcxcs)
Series 1

The Dodo

The dodo is the caricature of extinction. This turkey-sized flightless pigeon lived on a remote island and was slaughtered by seafarers for its meat. The same fate has met other flightless species. Can we learn this lesson from history?

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

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2009.


SUN 12:00 The Al Read Show (b00tf065)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 12:30 Much Binding in the Marsh (b015f9b7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 13:00 Elizabeth Gaskell - Mary Barton Omnibus (b007yltk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SUN 14:15 Ghost Houses (b007603s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today]


SUN 14:30 Death in the Fifth Position Omnibus (b06p52c3)
Episode 1

Drama omnibus. McCarthyite New York - Gore Vidal (as Edgar Box) entertains with the mysterious death of a ballerina. Read by Jamie Parker.


SUN 15:45 JG Ballard - The Largest Theme Park in the World (b06p52c5)
Europe has exchanged work for perpetual sunbathing on the beaches of the Mediterranean Sea. Read by Patrick Malahide. From January 1991.


SUN 16:00 The Day of the Locust: LA Apocalypse (b06r5ft6)
When the novelist Nathanael West died in a car crash in 1940, he thought his last book 'The Day of the Locust' was a humiliating failure. But today, it's heralded as a major 20th century classic.

West was a New Yorker who'd gone to Hollywood to earn money turning out scripts. And Day of the Locust is his dark, sardonic take on the promise of Hollywood, and of California - which attracted thousands to the Golden State in the Depression years of the 1930s. Amidst the sunshine and the oranges, West saw a middle class boiling with frustration. His early title for the novel was The Cheated. The book ends with a movie premiere transmogrifying into a murderous riot - at the heart of which is a character called Homer Simpson.

Historian Adam Smith travels to Los Angeles to unearth the roots of the novel in the political turmoil of the time.

West saw his climactic mob scene as a prophecy of America descending into civil war. Adam traces how two young men living in Los Angeles as West wrote the novel were to go on to channel the resentments West divined into a political movement which swept America. A young would-be film star turned down work at the studio where West worked - and was living four blocks away from West as he wrote Locust. Ronald Reagan would go on to become Governor of California by tapping into middle class fears and loathings. And a few miles away, a young, awkward lawyer, Richard Nixon, was already shaping his skills at 'doing the people's hating for them' - a talent that would take him, too, all the way to the White House.

Adam visits West's old haunts and mingles with the crowd at a contemporary movie premiere, in a bid to understand the very Californian frustrations West saw all around him. And he explores how, finally, in the 1980s, Reagan, once a thwarted actor, was able to fuse middle-class resentments with a sunny Hollywood optimism, in a political alchemy that transformed America.

With: Lisa McGirr, Steve Ross, Rick Perlstein, Stephen Schwartz, Jay Martin, Joe Woodward, Becky Nicolaides, Mark Feeney

Producer: Phil Tinline

First broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in February 2015.


SUN 16:45 Creme de la Crime (b00824r5)
Series 2

A Pyramid Scheme

Michael Feydeau and David Pershore probe the mysterious curse of a mummy. Stars Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis. From May 2002.


SUN 17:00 Poetry Extra (b06p52c7)
Poetry of History - Di Great Insohreckshan

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

In 'The Poetry of History' written in the aftermath of great historic events, Jonathan Bate brings us close to our own times and the Brixton riots of 1981. He talks to Linton Kwesi Johnson whose poem Di Great Insohreckshan now stands alongside TV and radio archive as a primary source, helping future generations understand the cultural and political upheaval that spilt onto the streets of south London in April 1981.

Producer: Tom Alban

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2007.


SUN 17:30 Clare in the Community (b01pztrn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 18:00 Ray Bradbury's Tales of the Bizarre (b007jlyq)
Series 2

The Wind

A man fears for his frantic friend, who claims he's being pursued by enraged winds out to exact revenge.

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.

Herb …Vincent Marzello
Alan …. Stuart Milligan
Phyllis …. Liza Ross,
Operator …. Caroline Strong
Ron …. Gerard McDermott
Viv …. Carolyn Jones
The Wind …. David Brooks

Dramatised by Brian Sibley.

Producer: Adrian Bean

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1997.


SUN 18:30 Terry Pratchett (b008pc2z)
Guards! Guards!

Episode 4

"The Dewey system has its fine points" reflected the librarian, picking a parasite from its fur, "But when you're setting out to look for a crucial stolen book within the multi-dimensional folds of L-space, what you really need is a ball of string."

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

Director: John Taylor

First broadcast on BBC Radio 5 in December 1992.


SUN 19:00 The Moth Radio Hour (b06p52bz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 19:50 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b00mcxcs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:50 today]


SUN 20:00 Every Time a Friend Succeeds Something Inside Me Dies: The Life of Gore Vidal - Omnibus (b06p4zp2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SUN 21:10 Inheritance Tracks (b06p4zp4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:10 today]


SUN 21:15 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b06p52bx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:15 today]


SUN 22:00 Clare in the Community (b01pztrn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 22:30 Bussmann and Quantick Kingsize (b044vhlq)
Episode 3

A fraudulently fat sack of sketches, monologues and weird soup, featuring a puritan vet who dishes out tough love to poorly pets.

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 May 1998.


SUN 23:00 Laura Solon - Talking and Not Talking (b00773md)
Series 1

Episode 4

A day in the life of a lock keeper and a return to Chingley Hall.

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 (b00h8x2m)
Series 3

Episode 5

Sketch show about modern communication and contemporary obsessions. With Ben Willbond and Rachel Atkins. From February 2009.



MONDAY 16 NOVEMBER 2015

MON 00:00 Ray Bradbury's Tales of the Bizarre (b007jlyq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 00:30 Terry Pratchett (b008pc2z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 Elizabeth Gaskell - Mary Barton Omnibus (b007yltk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:15 Ghost Houses (b007603s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 on Sunday]


MON 02:30 Death in the Fifth Position Omnibus (b06p52c3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Sunday]


MON 03:45 JG Ballard - The Largest Theme Park in the World (b06p52c5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:45 on Sunday]


MON 04:00 The Day of the Locust: LA Apocalypse (b06r5ft6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Sunday]


MON 04:45 Creme de la Crime (b00824r5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:45 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Poetry Extra (b06p52c7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 Clare in the Community (b01pztrn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 Miss Marple (b007jnj3)
A Murder Is Announced

Episode 1

The villagers of Chipping Cleghorn, including Miss Jane Marple, are agog with curiosity over an ad in the local gazette which reads: 'A murder is announced and will take place on Friday October 29th at Little Paddocks at 6.30pm'.

As the time approaches, the crowds gather at Little Paddocks and then the lights go out. Surely it must be a hoax...?

Agatha Christie's whodunit starring June Whitfield as the deceptively mild sleuth, Miss Jane Marple.

From the book first published in 1950 and dramatised in five parts by Michael Bakewell.

Miss Marple ...... June Whitfield
Inspector Craddock ...... Ian Lavender
Sir Henry Clithering ...... Graham Crowden
Letty Blacklock ...... Sarah Lawson
Dora Bunner ...... Judy Cornwell
Patrick Simmons ...... Jamie Glover
Miss Hinchliffe ...... Elizabeth Bell
Colonel Easterbrook ...... Jack Hedley
Laura Easterbrook ...... Joanna McCallum
Rev Julian Harmon ...... Ioan Meredith
Bunch Harmon ...... Molly Gaisford
Mitzi ...... Jenny Funnell
Miss Murgatroyd ...... Alice Arnold

Director: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1999.


MON 06:30 Things Fall Apart: Chinua Achebe's Lament (b00bw51n)
Zina Saro-Wiwa explores the legacy of Africa's first great post-colonial novel. Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart is a novel set at the turn of the century in what is now Nigeria, telling the story of a society which lives close to the rhythms and drumbeats of nature. Fifty years after its publication, the book still enjoys a huge worldwide appeal.


MON 07:00 Street and Lane (b00vhw43)
Series 1

Hitting the Highs

Builders, Johnny Street and Arthur Lane, reach new professional heights curing the leak in the penthouse roof of an Australian businesswoman who is single-handedly regenerating South Yorkshire.

Specialist help comes in the form of Shafto, ex-miner turned fearless free climber.

Sitcom written by Ian McMillan and Dave Sheasby.

Johnny Street ...... Nick Lane
Arthur Lane ...... Fine Time Fontayne
Alison ...... Bronwyn Lim
Shafto ...... John Banks

Producer: David Hunter

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2005.


MON 07:30 Just a Minute (b06nnnlk)
Series 73

Episode 6

Nicholas Parsons hosts the long running panel show where guests must try to speak without hesitation, deviation or repetition.

Sue Perkins, Tony Hawks and Gyles Brandreth are joined by newcomer to the game Andy Hamilton, who has a few problems with the rules.

Hayley Sterling blows the whistle.

Produced by Victoria Lloyd.


MON 08:00 Dad's Army (b007jpvh)
Series 3

Keep Young and Beautiful

New War Office policy sparks drastic action amongst the platoon's old guard.

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
Private Walker …. Larry Martyn
Wig Maker …. Michael Burlington

Additional music by Dennis Gomm.

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1976.


MON 08:30 The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show (b01s254c)
Series 2

Episode 3

Cinema shenanigans for the much-loved duo and the heroic deeds of Private Morecambe.

Written by Eddie Braben

With Richard Mathews, Ann Hamilton and Michael Kilgarriff.

Special singing guest: Clodagh Rodgers

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 (b009md8r)
Series 11

John Grisham

James Walton takes the chair for the game of literary correctness, flanked by captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh with guests Mark Billingham and Jane Thynne. The author of the week and subject for pastiche is John Grisham and the reader is Beth Chalmers.


MON 09:30 Getting Nowhere Fast (b00mzslr)
Series 3

Episode 4

Fat is a feminist issue for Pam, and for everyone else when she declares war on gravity. Stars Mervyn Stutter. From May 2004.


MON 10:00 Marcel Proust - In Search of Lost Time (b0076qc0)
Swann's Way

A writer journey's back into his childhood recalls the sad affair of Charles Swann. Stars James Wilby and Imogen Stubbs.


MON 11:00 William Trevor - A Bit on the Side (b00n3ptx)
A Bit on the Side

The tale of a middle-aged accountant and the end of an intense love affair that began as an office romance. Read by Niamh Cusack.


MON 11:15 Baldi (b007jlmx)
Series 2

Twilight of a God

An invitation to an operatic wedding turns into a dramatic murder trail for the priestly sleuth. Stars David Threlfall.


MON 12:00 Dad's Army (b007jpvh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show (b01s254c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 Miss Marple (b007jnj3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 Things Fall Apart: Chinua Achebe's Lament (b00bw51n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b00yhxk0)
David Vann - Caribou Island

Episode 6

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 mediaevalist who fled to Alaska thirty years 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 and sometimes raw, David Vann explores the depths an unravelling marriage can sink to and the hopes the young still entertain.

Today: Irene's headaches seem to have no physical cause. Can it be the strain of the cabin project? And can it really be that small? Meanwhile without Monique, Jim plans to make it up to Rhoda and make a new life plan.

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.


MON 14:15 Noise: A Human History (b01rvnx1)
The Conquering Engines

Henry David Thoreau is one of history's great listeners. His classic work Walden is dense with descriptions of the natural sounds he discovered when he swapped his Concord home for a simple cabin in the woods. But his peace was disturbed by a noise that presaged the age to come: the snort of the iron horse.

Professor David Hendy of the University of Sussex explains how the sounds of nature gave way before the industrial din.

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

Signature tune composed by Joe Acheson.
Producer: Matt Thompson
A Rockethouse production for BBC Radio 4.


MON 14:30 Elizabeth Gaskell - Mary Barton (b007yn9k)
Episode 6

Tragedy strikes for Jem, but will occupied Mary offer any comfort? Frank portrayal of 1840s Manchester life with Emma Rydal.


MON 14:45 Book of the Week (b00w15w2)
Giles Tremlett - Catherine of Aragon: Henry's Spanish Queen

Episode 1

A compelling account of the life of the Spanish Infanta who became Queen of England, then changed the course of Tudor history by refusing to grant Henry VIII the divorce he needed to marry Anne Boleyn.

Yolanda Vazquez reads Giles Tremlett's new biography of Catherine of Aragon, the tenacious woman whose marriage lasted twice as long as those of Henry's five other wives put together.

Abridged by Alison Joseph
Producer: Eilidh McCreadie.


MON 15:00 Marcel Proust - In Search of Lost Time (b0076qc0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 The Write Stuff (b009md8r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 16:30 Getting Nowhere Fast (b00mzslr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


MON 17:00 Street and Lane (b00vhw43)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 17:30 Just a Minute (b06nnnlk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 18:00 Elspeth Davie - A Collection of Bones (b012ylq3)
Allergy

Caledonian creepiness, as Scottish writer Elspeth Davie spins a strange yarn of ovulatory revenge. Read by Edith Macarthur.


MON 18:15 MR James (b00pdxrw)
MR James Stories

Oh Whistle and I'll Come to You My Lad

Derek Jacobi introduces the tale of a curious artefact found in the ruins of a Knights Templar church. Stars Jamie Glover.


MON 18:30 A Good Read (b007755k)
Chinua Achebe and Doris Lessing

Edward Blishen and his guests, novelists Doris Lessing and Chinua Achebe discuss books by Tsitsi Dangarembga, RK Narayan and Nawal El Sadawi. From 1993.

Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangarembga
Publisher: The Women's Press

The Talkative Man by RK Narayan
Publisher: Penguin

God Dies on the Nile by Nawal El Sadawi
Publisher: Zed Books.


MON 19:00 Dad's Army (b007jpvh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show (b01s254c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 Miss Marple (b007jnj3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 Things Fall Apart: Chinua Achebe's Lament (b00bw51n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 William Trevor - A Bit on the Side (b00n3ptx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:15 Baldi (b007jlmx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


MON 22:00 Just a Minute (b06nnnlk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 The Headset Set (b01p0t39)
Series 2

Episode 5

Audience sketch show set in the world of a call centre called Smile5, a company that sells anything and everything. Bernie brings her dog in to the office and starts a craze.

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

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

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2012.


MON 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b06r1519)
The best in contemporary comedy. Iain Lee chats to Mackenzie Crook.


MON 23:00 The Now Show (b06ns27q)
Series 47

Episode 1

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis are joined by Freya Parker, Holly Walsh, Dr Phil Hammond, Grace Petrie and Jon Holmes for a comic romp through the week's news.

Written by the cast, with additional material from Gareth Gwynn, Sarah Morgan, Liam Beirne and Rose Biggin.

Produced by Alexandra Smith.


MON 23:30 The Harpoon (b007m747)
Series 2

Episode 1

Yes, Madam! The Empire's favourite weekly is back on the shelves!

Nostalgia galore in the first of four lovingly hand-tooled issues of this acclaimed comedy series awaits your collection - this one a bumper summer edition.

With Susie Brann, Alistair McGowan , Mary Elliot-Nelson, Julian Dutton and Peter Baynham.

Producer: Sarah Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1992.



TUESDAY 17 NOVEMBER 2015

TUE 00:00 Elspeth Davie - A Collection of Bones (b012ylq3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:15 MR James (b00pdxrw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:15 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 A Good Read (b007755k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 Miss Marple (b007jnj3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 Things Fall Apart: Chinua Achebe's Lament (b00bw51n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b00yhxk0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:15 Noise: A Human History (b01rvnx1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 Elizabeth Gaskell - Mary Barton (b007yn9k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:45 Book of the Week (b00w15w2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 Marcel Proust - In Search of Lost Time (b0076qc0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 The Write Stuff (b009md8r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:30 Getting Nowhere Fast (b00mzslr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 Street and Lane (b00vhw43)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 Just a Minute (b06nnnlk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 Miss Marple (b007jnjp)
A Murder Is Announced

Episode 2

The invitation to a murder was not a game. Who wants Letty Blacklock dead? What did Mitzi overhear in the summerhouse?

Agatha Christie's whodunit starring June Whitfield as the deceptively mild sleuth, Miss Jane Marple.

Dramatised by Michael Bakewell.

Miss Marple ...... June Whitfield
Inspector Craddock ...... Ian Lavender
Letty Blacklock ...... Sarah Lawson
Dora Bunner ...... Judy Cornwell
Mitzi ...... Jenny Funnell
Julia Simmons ...... Angela Sims
Phillipa Haymes ...... Sarah Rice

Director: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1999.


TUE 06:30 Smash Hit of 1453 (b00rt921)
In the musical powerhouse of Europe in the 15th century, one tune caught the imagination of the court composers. This was The Armed Man (or in its original French "L'Homme Arme"). A rousing first line warns that "the armed man must be feared" and goes on to tell everyone to arm themselves with a coat of mail. The musician and broadcaster Rainer Hersch unpicks the facts we know of the tune and its words, making his way through 40 odd church masses by as many composers, who used the melody as a base.

Early music specialists Catherine Bott and Andrew Kirkman think the original song may have been a warning against the threat of the warring Turks, following the fall of Constantinople in 1453, but it could equally have been a popular children's or even a pub song. Whatever its origin it became literally the "Smash Hit" of that time, but then, like much of pop music, it just went out of fashion and disappeared.

Rainer leaves the 15th century behind to find out why the song suddenly burst back into life in the 20th century. Christopher Marshall heard it in his New Zealand school and composed a lively piece for wind band. Karl Jenkins came across it during the Kosovo crisis 10 years ago, and composed his popular Mass for Peace. This begins with the sounds of an approaching army, with the original tune bursting out at the climax. The Master of the Queen's Music, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, encountered it while studying in Italy, and composed a theatre piece where it becomes anything from a hymn to a foxtrot. And this year the folk-group Mawkin:Causley released their first album and turned it into a fast-moving riff, which gets audiences on their feet.

Rainer traces the journey of the tune and the words, as it appears in these very different musical clothes.

The producers are Richard Bannerman and Merilyn Harris, and it is a Ladbroke production for BBC Radio 4.


TUE 07:00 Our Man at Wembley (b00759xc)
Episode 4

Eric Halliday's secret has been discovered by his arch-rival. Can he avert disaster? Stars Alistair McGowan, Jon Glover and John Salthouse. From July 1998.


TUE 07:30 Gloomsbury (b03zby85)
Series 2

Anarchy Looms Over Staplehurst

Talk of a General Strike is in the air as Lionel and Ginny Fox pay a visit to Sizzlinghurst Castle to see Vera Sackcloth-Vest and Henry Mickleton.

Green-fingered Sapphist Vera Sackcloth-Vest shares a bijou castle in Kent with her devoted husband Henry, but longs for exotic adventures with nervy novelist Ginny Fox and wilful beauty Venus Traduces. It's 1921, the dawn of modern love, life and lingerie, but Vera still hasn't learnt how to boil a kettle.

Ginny is writing a new book and wants to pick Vera's brains about her aristocratic childhood. But all is not well. Henry thinks that Ginny is a bad influence on Vera because Ginny is so highly strung and Lionel thinks that Vera is too aristocratic and not socialist enough for Ginny.

Terrified that the oppressed people of Staplehurst will rise up and storm the castle, they flirt with a posh kind of socialism until the working class DH Lollipop pops in with his demi-mondaine Venus Traduces and tells them that he likes them just the way they are.

Producer: Jamie Rix
A Little Brother production for BBC Radio 4.


TUE 08:00 Round the Horne (b00m1d2k)
Series 3

Episode 8

Kenneth Horne's all at sea, and drops into the Bona Nature Clinic for advice from homeopathic practitioners Julian and Sandy. Plus Rambling Syd Rumpo sings 'The Highland Lament'

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 April 1967.


TUE 08:30 To the Manor Born (b007k4vh)
Sons of the Fathers

Clearing out the cellar - Audrey finds more than she'd bargained for.

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

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 Now Show (b06ns27q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:30 The Wordsmiths at Gorsemere (b007js4t)
Series 1

Episode 1

An Everyday Story of Towering Genius.

Sue Limb’s four-part soap opera set in and around the Lake District at the turn of the 18th century

Dorothy is worried about William. Stinking Iris concocts herbal remedies. The Leechpedlar delivers a letter and Samuel Tailor Cholericke arrives....

Dorothy Wordsmith ...... Denise Coffey
William Wordsmith ...... Geoffrey Whitehead
Samuel Tailor Cholericke ...... Simon Callow
Stinking Iris ...... Miriam Margolyes
The Leechpedlar ...... Chris Emmett

Music by Stephen Oliver and sung by Cantabile

Producer: Jonathan James-Moore

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1985.


TUE 10:00 Marcel Proust - In Search of Lost Time (b0076qgd)
The Budding Grove

Marcel recalls the awakening of passion and his painful transition from boy to man. Stars James Wilby and Imogen Stubbs.


TUE 11:00 William Trevor - A Bit on the Side (b00n5plg)
Solitude

A child's impetuous act is finally resolved on a seafront some 50 years later. Read by Penelope Wilton.


TUE 11:15 Baldi (b007jln9)
Series 2

Schecter's Knot

The priestly sleuth wonders if extreme professional jealousy is behind a talented professor's death. Stars David Threlfall.


TUE 12:00 Round the Horne (b00m1d2k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 To the Manor Born (b007k4vh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 Miss Marple (b007jnjp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 Smash Hit of 1453 (b00rt921)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b00yhxk2)
David Vann - Caribou Island

Episode 7

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

Today: Rhoda ponders on love and marriage and the hopelessness of Jim, while, on the island as the first storm of winter rages, Gary communes with his Viking heroes.

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 (b01rvpkl)
The Beat of a Heart, the Tramp of a Fly

In the early years of the 19-century, new technology allowed people to hear sounds that had always existed - but below the threshold of normal human perception.

Professor David Hendy of the University of Sussex tells the story of medicine's listening revolution: the discovery of the stethoscope.

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

Signature tune composed by Joe Acheson.
Producer: Matt Thompson

A Rockethouse production for BBC Radio 4.


TUE 14:30 Elizabeth Gaskell - Mary Barton (b007yp2k)
Episode 7

There is bad news for Jem, while Mary is teased about her flirtation with the mill owner's son, Henry Carson. Stars Emma Rydal.


TUE 14:45 Book of the Week (b00w4858)
Giles Tremlett - Catherine of Aragon: Henry's Spanish Queen

Episode 2

A compelling account of the life of the Spanish Infanta who became Queen of England, then changed the course of Tudor history.

Prince Arthur has died after only six months of marriage, and Catherine is about to become a pawn in the complicated game of European politics.

Yolanda Vazquez reads Giles Tremlett's new biography of Catherine of Aragon, the tenacious woman whose marriage lasted twice as long as those of Henry's five other wives put together.

Abridged by Alison Joseph
Producer: Eilidh McCreadie.


TUE 15:00 Marcel Proust - In Search of Lost Time (b0076qgd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 The Motion Show (b0075wj0)
Series 2

Episode 1

Dr Phil Hammond chairs the debating game with Gyles Brandreth, Tony Hawks, Jo Caulfield and Arthur Smith. From January 2000.


TUE 16:30 The Wordsmiths at Gorsemere (b007js4t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


TUE 17:00 Our Man at Wembley (b00759xc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 17:30 Gloomsbury (b03zby85)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 18:00 Elspeth Davie - A Collection of Bones (b012ylrg)
The Swans

Staff in a paint shop start seeing mortality in a row of houses. It has a melancholic effect on sales. Read by Edith MacArthur. From January 2002.


TUE 18:15 MR James (b00pdzg5)
MR James Stories

The Tractate Middoth

Diligent curator, David Garrett, gets caught up in the machinations of the mysterious Dr Rant when he's sent down to the library stacks to retrieve an obscure manuscript.

Derek Jacobi - as the voice of MR James - introduces classic ghost stories.

Dramatised by Chris Harrald.

Stars Sam Dale as Mr Thompson, Joseph Millson as Garrett, John Rowe as Mr Eldred and Joannnah Tincey as Lucy Simpson.

Producer: Gemma Jenkins

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2007.


TUE 18:30 That Reminds Me (b007jnps)
Series 2

Dora Bryan

From ENSA to Hello Dolly, the veteran actress reminisces about her stage, film and television career. From October 2000.


TUE 19:00 Round the Horne (b00m1d2k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 To the Manor Born (b007k4vh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 Miss Marple (b007jnjp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 Smash Hit of 1453 (b00rt921)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 William Trevor - A Bit on the Side (b00n5plg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 21:15 Baldi (b007jln9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


TUE 22:00 Gloomsbury (b03zby85)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 Don't Start (b01mqqg1)
Series 2

The Toenail

What do long term partners really argue about? The sharp new comedy from Frank Skinner returns for a second series.

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.

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 2: The Toenail
Frank's attempts at recycling strike Kim as an unhealthy obsession with death.

Produced and directed by Polly Thomas
Executive Producer: Jon Thoday
An Avalon production for BBC Radio 4.


TUE 22:45 The Music Teacher (b01gh8nb)
Series 2

Episode 4

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

Nigel's attempts to field calls from a dating agency whilst teaching don't go quite as planned. Meanwhile Belinda is attempting to track down the elusive Arts Centre Cleaner, who has taken refuge in Nigel's room.

Directed by Nick Walker
Audio production by Matt Katz

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


TUE 23:00 Alice's Wunderland (b01kt4ck)
Series 1

Episode 2

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 (b00hxzc8)
Captain Chapel and the Crabs

Milford sets out to rescue the Crab Prince. Stars Mark Heap, Nick Frost, Kevin Eldon and Peter Serafinowicz. From November 2002.



WEDNESDAY 18 NOVEMBER 2015

WED 00:00 Elspeth Davie - A Collection of Bones (b012ylrg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:15 MR James (b00pdzg5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:15 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 That Reminds Me (b007jnps)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 Miss Marple (b007jnjp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 Smash Hit of 1453 (b00rt921)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b00yhxk2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday]


WED 02:15 Noise: A Human History (b01rvpkl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Tuesday]


WED 02:30 Elizabeth Gaskell - Mary Barton (b007yp2k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:45 Book of the Week (b00w4858)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 Marcel Proust - In Search of Lost Time (b0076qgd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 The Motion Show (b0075wj0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:30 The Wordsmiths at Gorsemere (b007js4t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 Our Man at Wembley (b00759xc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 Gloomsbury (b03zby85)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 Miss Marple (b007jnk6)
A Murder Is Announced

Episode 3

There is little doubt that the intended murder victim was Miss Blacklock. Will a second attempt be made on her life?

Agatha Christie's whodunit starring June Whitfield as the deceptively mild sleuth, Miss Jane Marple.

Dramatised by Michael Bakewell.

Miss Marple ...... June Whitfield
Inspector Craddock ...... Ian Lavender
Letty Blacklock ...... Sarah Lawson
Dora Bunner ...... Judy Cornwell
Bunch Harmon ...... Molly Gaisford
Patrick Simmons ...... Jamie Glover
Mitzi ...... Jenny Funnell
Julia Simmons ...... Angela Sims
Phillipa Haymes ...... Sarah Rice
Mrs Goedler ...... Tessa Worsley

Director: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1999


WED 06:30 Shooting Soviets: Cartier-Bresson in Moscow (b00fhp89)
Mark Haworth-Booth tells the story of the French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson's journey to the Soviet Union in 1954, when he was the first Western photographer to be admitted behind the Iron Curtain since WWII.

His aim was to photograph the daily realities of life in the Sovet Union, and the subsequent exhibition of the work he did there represented the first glimpse of real life behing the Iron Curtain.

Mark investigates the circumstances surrounding his visit and considers its wider significance, with the help of interviews with his widow, Martine Franck, photographers Annie Leibovitz and David Hurn and some of the Russian photographers whose work was directly influenced by Cartier-Bresson's time in the Soviet Union.


WED 07:00 Huddwinks (b00fsmzb)
Series 2

Tom Smollet's Schooldays

A young pupil faces up to boarding school life with a fearsome headmaster and a bullying head boy.

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 July 1988.


WED 07:30 To Hull and Back (b06nq26y)
Series 1

It's My Party

Sophie finally comes in to some money. It's her chance to get away at last.

However, her mother Sheila's birthday is imminent and a surprise party takes precedence. But there's more of a surprise in store for Sophie...

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 (b01c7wj3)
On Safari

The Troutbridge TV team heads to Africa for 'Up The Creek' with naturalists Maggie and Arnold Crump.

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 March 1963.


WED 08:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b0100lqz)
Series 7

Episode 1

Dave the Rave shares all the gossip from this diary and Professor Prune dons his electrical time trousers.

Starring:

Tim Brooke-Taylor
John Cleese
Graeme Garden
David Hatch
Jo Kendall
Bill Oddie

Sketches 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, Dave Lee, Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie.

Producer: David Hatch / Peter Titheradge

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 2 in January 1969.


WED 09:00 Counterpoint (b0089ht7)
1999

Heat 4

The fourth heat of Ned Sherrin's music quiz with Adam Nagel of Birmingham, Lucinda Sparrow from Cambridge and Swindon's Roderick Lawford.


WED 09:30 The Leopard in Autumn (b00rvzkq)
Series 2

Considering the Lillies of the Field

Prince Ludovico of Monte Guano - besieged ruler of the pettiest state in Italy - battles to raise enough money from his meagre subjects to pay for the new Pope's tribute.

Second series of the comedy drama set in Renaissance Italy devised by Neal Anthony.

Written by Roger Danes.

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

Producer: Helen Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2002.


WED 10:00 Marcel Proust - In Search of Lost Time (b0076qkb)
The Guermantes Way

Marcel discovers the staggering gulf between the fantasy and the reality of childhood enchantments. Stars James Wilby.


WED 11:00 William Trevor - A Bit on the Side (b00ncf5p)
Traditions

A strange recognition across the generations for a schoolboy and an enigmatic maid. Read by Dermot Crowley.


WED 11:15 Baldi (b007jlnl)
Series 2

Not for Life

A young girl's suicide sends the priestly sleuth on an internet murder trail. Starring David Threlfall and Robert Bathurst.


WED 12:00 The TV Lark (b01c7wj3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b0100lqz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 Miss Marple (b007jnk6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 Shooting Soviets: Cartier-Bresson in Moscow (b00fhp89)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b00yhxmj)
David Vann - Caribou Island

Episode 8

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 mediaevalist who fled to Alaska thirty years 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 and sometimes raw, David Vann explores the depths an unravelling marriage can sink to and the hopes the young still entertain.

Today: Jim finally has a question for Rhoda, but is it too late? And is it too late, as the storm rages round the island, for Gary and Irene to succeed?

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 (b01rvpv1)
The New Art of Listening

In the 18-century, musical performances were a relaxed affair. Most audience members were so busy chatting, flirting and eating they didn't do much listening at all. But then came the era of grand concert halls.

Professor David Hendy of the University of Sussex explores how the Victorians stopped shuffling and learned to hush.

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

Signature tune composed by Joe Acheson.
Producer: Matt Thompson
A Rockethouse production for BBC Radio 4.


WED 14:30 Elizabeth Gaskell - Mary Barton (b007jqhj)
Episode 8

Mr Barton is desperate for work, and a long-lost relative warns him over Mary. 1840s Manchester tale stars David Calder, Emma Rydal and Fiona Clarke.


WED 14:45 Book of the Week (b00w487n)
Giles Tremlett - Catherine of Aragon: Henry's Spanish Queen

Episode 3

A compelling account of the life of the Spanish Infanta who changed the course of Tudor history. After years of waiting, Catherine is now officially bride of Henry VIII and Queen of England.

Yolanda Vazquez reads Giles Tremlett's new biography of Catherine of Aragon, the tenacious woman whose marriage lasted twice as long as those of Henry's five other wives put together.

Abridged by Alison Joseph
Producer: Eilidh McCreadie.


WED 15:00 Marcel Proust - In Search of Lost Time (b0076qkb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 Counterpoint (b0089ht7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


WED 16:30 The Leopard in Autumn (b00rvzkq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


WED 17:00 Huddwinks (b00fsmzb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 17:30 To Hull and Back (b06nq26y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 18:00 Elspeth Davie - A Collection of Bones (b012ymgs)
A Field in Space

An affecting story of 'the fields of the sky', and one expert whose speciality stuns a whole meeting. Read by Crawford Logan. From January 2002.


WED 18:15 MR James (b00pf12h)
MR James Stories

Lost Hearts

Stephen Elliot - orphaned at the tender age of 12 - moves to his wealthy uncle's in Lincolnshire, only to find himself troubled by dreams of two ghostly figures...

Derek Jacobi - as the voice of MR James - introduces classic ghost stories.

Dramatised by Chris Harrald.

Stars Sophie Roberts as Jane, James D'Arcy as Stephen Elliot, Katy Cavanagh as Mrs Bunch, Jordan Clarke as Young Stephen and Peter Marinker.

Producer: Gemma Jenkins

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2007.


WED 18:30 Off the Page (b0076wrz)
Kissing Arse

Dominic Arkwright presents the series featuring new writing and stimulating discussion. Guy Browning, Amanda Mitchison and Wilfred Emmanuel Jones take on the brown-nosers and lickspittles of the corporate world.


WED 19:00 The TV Lark (b01c7wj3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b0100lqz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 Miss Marple (b007jnk6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 Shooting Soviets: Cartier-Bresson in Moscow (b00fhp89)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 William Trevor - A Bit on the Side (b00ncf5p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 21:15 Baldi (b007jlnl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


WED 22:00 To Hull and Back (b06nq26y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 Tim Key's Late Night Poetry Programme (b01cws2j)
Series 1

Chance

Tim tackles the dicey issue of 'chance' via a selection of poems including: 'The Wrong Number that Led to a Marriage' and 'Probably Gay'.

Written and presented by Tim Key

Musical accompaniment is provided by Tom Basden.

Producer: James Robinson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2012.


WED 22:45 Earls of the Court (b00r7lpz)
Crisis Management

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

Lloydie and Johnno need money fast to pay the rent, but will the contents of Lloydie's trusty backpack be enough to save the day?

Lloydie ...... Stewart Wright
Johnno ...... Will Adamsdale

Directed by Sasha Yevtushenko.


WED 23:00 Richard Herring's Objective (b00vhgc7)
Series 1

The St George's Flag

Comedian Richard Herring reclaims those things we have given a bad name to.

Today he's reclaiming the English National Flag from any associations with far right extremists. Why does the man and woman on the street have no idea when St George's day is? Who is St George?

Richard asks a vexillologist (flag expert) about how flags have come to symbolise nations.He also talks to anthropologist Kate Fox who has studied the behaviour of the English, about why the English are not natural flag waving patriots. The show was recorded in front of an audience.

Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2010.


WED 23:30 Revolting People (b008h6np)
Series 3

Over the Rainbow

Mary discovers that there's no place like home.

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 Philip Pope and Michael Fenton Stevens.

Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2004.



THURSDAY 19 NOVEMBER 2015

THU 00:00 Elspeth Davie - A Collection of Bones (b012ymgs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:15 MR James (b00pf12h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:15 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 Off the Page (b0076wrz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 Miss Marple (b007jnk6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 Shooting Soviets: Cartier-Bresson in Moscow (b00fhp89)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b00yhxmj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:15 Noise: A Human History (b01rvpv1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 Elizabeth Gaskell - Mary Barton (b007jqhj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:45 Book of the Week (b00w487n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 Marcel Proust - In Search of Lost Time (b0076qkb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 Counterpoint (b0089ht7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:30 The Leopard in Autumn (b00rvzkq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 Huddwinks (b00fsmzb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 To Hull and Back (b06nq26y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 Miss Marple (b007jnkp)
A Murder Is Announced

Episode 4

Everyone realises that the poison was meant for Miss Blacklock, not Dora Bunner. Suspicion falls on the members of the group.

Agatha Christie's whodunit starring June Whitfield as the deceptively mild sleuth, Miss Jane Marple.

Dramatised by Michael Bakewell.

Miss Marple ...... June Whitfield
Inspector Craddock ...... Ian Lavender
Letty Blacklock ...... Sarah Lawson
Bunch Harmon ...... Molly Gaisford
Patrick Simmons ...... Jamie Glover
Mitzi ...... Jenny Funnell
Julia Simmons ...... Angela Sims
Phillipa Haymes ...... Sarah Rice
Miss Murgatroyd ...... Alice Arnold
Miss Hinchliffe ...... Elizabeth Bell

Director: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1999


THU 06:30 Oulipo (b00nvzys)
Writer and typographer Ben Schott investigates Oulipo, the French experimental literary group. Founded in 1960 and still in existence, Oulipo create work by imposing playful restrictions the way a text will be produced. Oulipo stands for Ouvroir de Litterature Potentielle, meaning Workshop for Potential Literature. In this humourous history of the French literary group, Ben discovers that recently, Oulipo have even made a bridgehead into English-speaking territory.

In November 2008, for instance, the Canadian experimental poet Christian Bok published a novel called Eunoia (meaning 'beautiful thinking'), consisting of five chapters, each highlighting one vowel. Bok, who has previously created artificial languages for Gene Roddenberry, creator of Star Trek, says his new novel pays direct homage to Oulipo.

Oulipo's President, Paul Fournel, describes how Oulipo was founded by Raymond Queneau and Francois Le Lionnais as a reaction to the Surrealist movement to which Queneau in particular had previously attached himself. Instead of freely following the whims of the subconscious, Oulipians deliberately introduced conscious constraints, and discovered the results could be not only plentiful but also intriguing. Oulipians, according to Queneau, are 'rats, who build the labyrinth from which they will escape'. Queneau's works included Cent Mille Milliards de Poemes, or 100,000,000,000,000 Poems, in which each page contains a 14-line sonnet, split into 14 strips, which can be separated and re-combined in any order. Queneau thought it would take 190,258,751 years for someone to read every combination.

One of Oulipo's most famous members, George Perec, wrote an entire novel, La Disparition, as a lipogram, avoiding the use of the letter E. Translated into English under the title A Void, the novel is now required reading on some academic courses for computer programmers. Later, Perec devised a 'story-writing machine' based on the knight's tour of the chessboard, in the writing of his 1970 novel, Life: A User's Manual, which links every occupant in every room of a Paris apartment block.

Some other techniques used by Oulipians to generate work include the N+7 method (where every noun is replaced by the noun found seven entries further on in a dictionary), Cento (a poem patched together out of lines written by other poets), palindromes and multiple choice narratives.


THU 07:00 North by Northamptonshire (b03m40zv)
Series 3

Episode 1

Relationships have come and gone but life continues in Wadenbrook and Ken and Keith have a birthday to celebrate.

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

Written by Katherine Jakeways.

As is well-known: Yorkshiremen wear flat caps and Essex girls wear short skirts; Liverpudlians are scallies and Cockneys are wideboys. Northamptonians gaze wistfully at these stereotypes and wish for an identity of any kind and a label less ridiculous than Northamptonians. Northamptonshire, let us be clear, is neither north, nor south nor in the Midlands. It floats somewhere between the three eyeing up the distinctiveness of each enviously.

Katherine Jakeways gives Northamptonshire an identity. And she waits, eagerly, for her home-county to thank her. And possibly make her some kind of Mayor.

Narrator ...... Sheila Hancock
Rod ...... Tim Key
Frank ...... Rufus Wright
Mary ...... Penelope Wilton
Jonathan ...... Kevin Eldon
Esther ...... Katherine Jakeways
Keith ...... John Biggins
Norman ...... Geoffrey Palmer
Jan ...... Felicity Montagu

Producer: Steven Canny

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2013.


THU 07:30 Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section (b01r0c5r)
Series 2

With Phill Jupitus and Lady Lykez

Comedy show hosted by Alex Horne and his five piece band and specially written, original music.

This episode explores the theme of 'the body' including songs on shampoo, beards and catarrh.

Guest starring:

Phill Jupitus who sings with the band and reads a poem

Plus a rap from Lady Lykez.

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 March 2013.


THU 08:00 Steptoe and Son (b007k094)
Series 4

Full House

Card sharks fleece Harold Steptoe, so his father Albert steps in.

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

With Martin Friend, Douglas Blackwell and Michael Kilgarriff.

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

Producer: Bobby Jaye

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in January 1972.


THU 08:30 The Marx Brothers' Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel (b0089jcz)
Series 3

Episode 2

An escaped murderer is after the shady lawyer Waldorf T Flywheel.

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 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 July 1992.


THU 09:00 Booked (b0075lcp)
Series 2

Episode 1

Piglet bumps into the Greek Chorus, Inspector Clouseau takes Blanche Dubois to a dance, and Hunter S Thompson writes a public school prospectus.

Outrageous parody, wit and original writing from Mark Thomas, Dillie Keane, Miles Kington and Roger McGough in the irreverent literary game.

Chaired by Ian McMillan.

Producer: Marc Jobst

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1997.


THU 09:30 No Commitments (b007q9k6)
Series 6

Growing Away

As Emily flies the nest, Victoria and Roger assess their marriage. Stars Rosemary Leach and Angela Thorne. From August 1999.


THU 10:00 Marcel Proust - In Search of Lost Time (b0076qnd)
Sodom and Gomorrah

Desperate to avoid the tortures of love, Marcel tries to make himself unavailable to Albertine. Meanwhile, the Baron de Charlus suffers heartbreak. Stars James Wilby.


THU 11:00 William Trevor - A Bit on the Side (b00nhq56)
Sacred Statues

Can a statue maker's wife help her neighbours and herself, or is her husband being more realistic? Read by Niamh Cusack.


THU 11:15 Baldi (b007k01n)
Series 2

Scratching the Surface

The priest-cum-sleuth gets embroiled in mystery and death on a pot-holing expedition. Stars David Threlfall and Tina Kellegher.


THU 12:00 Steptoe and Son (b007k094)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 The Marx Brothers' Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel (b0089jcz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 Miss Marple (b007jnkp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 Oulipo (b00nvzys)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b00yhyfw)
David Vann - Caribou Island

Episode 9

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

Today: In a powerful and uncompromising episode, as the cabin nears its faltering completion, Irene understands how alone she really is.
The reader is William Hope
The abridger is Sally Marmion
The producer is Di Speirs.


THU 14:15 Noise: A Human History (b01rw2zq)
Life in the City

As cities grew, next-door's noise became increasingly hard to escape.

Professor David Hendy of the University of Sussex follows the writer Thomas Carlyle's grumpy attempts at soundproofing, before travelling to New York to imagine the teaming, noisy world of the Lower East Side tenements in the early 20th-century.

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

Signature tune composed by Joe Acheson.
Producer: Matt Thompson

A Rockethouse production for BBC Radio 4.


THU 14:30 Elizabeth Gaskell - Mary Barton (b007jqht)
Episode 9

Mary is worried about her father's savage behaviour, and Jem makes his intentions clear. Stars Emma Rydal and David Calder.


THU 14:45 Book of the Week (b00w48fn)
Giles Tremlett - Catherine of Aragon: Henry's Spanish Queen

Episode 4

A compelling account of the life of the Spanish Infanta who changed the course of Tudor history. Henry VIII is determined to marry Anne Boleyn and has instituted divorce proceedings against Catherine.

Yolanda Vazquez reads Giles Tremlett's new biography of Catherine of Aragon, the tenacious woman whose marriage lasted twice as long as those of Henry's five other wives put together.

Abridged by Alison Joseph
Producer: Eilidh McCreadie.


THU 15:00 Marcel Proust - In Search of Lost Time (b0076qnd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 Booked (b0075lcp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


THU 16:30 No Commitments (b007q9k6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


THU 17:00 North by Northamptonshire (b03m40zv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 17:30 Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section (b01r0c5r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 18:00 Elspeth Davie - A Collection of Bones (b012ysn7)
A Collection of Bones

A troubling tale of a man with an obsessive hobby, and what happens when it suddenly comes to an end. Read by Crawford Logan.


THU 18:15 MR James (b00pf4xf)
MR James Stories

The Rose Garden

Mary and George Goodman are renovating an old house in rural Essex. When they remove an ancient post from the back garden, it opens a doorway to the region's turbulent past.

Derek Jacobi - as the voice of MR James - introduces classic ghost stories.

Dramatised by Chris Harrald.

Stars Anton Lesser as George, Carolyn Pickles as Mary, Susan Jameson as Miss Wilkins, Simon Treves as Judge Nashe and Ben Crowe as Jim.

Producer: Gemma Jenkins

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2007.


THU 18:30 Great Lives (b0076v1v)
Series 8

Mae West

Writer Kathy Lette chooses Hollywood's 'queen of the quip', Mae West. With Simon Louvish and Francine Stock. From 2005.


THU 19:00 Steptoe and Son (b007k094)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 The Marx Brothers' Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel (b0089jcz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 Miss Marple (b007jnkp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 Oulipo (b00nvzys)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 William Trevor - A Bit on the Side (b00nhq56)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


THU 21:15 Baldi (b007k01n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


THU 22:00 Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section (b01r0c5r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 The Secret World (b011vld9)
Series 1

Episode 5

From Sir Alan Sugar to Boy George, Jon Culshaw explores the bizarre private lives of famous folk. From May 2009.


THU 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b06r158z)
The best in contemporary comedy. Iain Lee chats to Mackenzie Crook.


THU 23:00 Old Harry's Game (b007jpdn)
Series 2

G.U.T.

For centuries, scientists have tried in vain to work out the grand unifying theory behind the universe.

Satan sits the Professor down and teaches it to him...

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 May 1998.


THU 23:30 The Penny Dreadfuls (b00gpbcv)
More Brothers Faversham

Maximillian Faversham

The story of Victorian Britain's greatest horror writer.

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 20 NOVEMBER 2015

FRI 00:00 Elspeth Davie - A Collection of Bones (b012ysn7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:15 MR James (b00pf4xf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:15 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 Great Lives (b0076v1v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 Miss Marple (b007jnkp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 Oulipo (b00nvzys)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b00yhyfw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:15 Noise: A Human History (b01rw2zq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 Elizabeth Gaskell - Mary Barton (b007jqht)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:45 Book of the Week (b00w48fn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 Marcel Proust - In Search of Lost Time (b0076qnd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 Booked (b0075lcp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:30 No Commitments (b007q9k6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 North by Northamptonshire (b03m40zv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section (b01r0c5r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 Miss Marple (b007jnl4)
A Murder Is Announced

Episode 5

A further murder has been committed, but just as Miss Marple is piecing her thoughts together - she disappears...

Conclusion of Agatha Christie's whodunit starring June Whitfield as the deceptively mild sleuth, Miss Jane Marple.

Dramatised by Michael Bakewell.

Miss Marple ...... June Whitfield
Inspector Craddock ...... Ian Lavender
Letty Blacklock ...... Sarah Lawson
Colonel Easterbrook ...... Jack Hedley
Laura Easterbrook ...... Joanna McCallum
Bunch Harmon ...... Molly Gaisford
Patrick Simmons ...... Jamie Glover
Mitzi ...... Jenny Funnell
Julia Simmons ...... Angela Sims
Phillipa Haymes ...... Sarah Rice

Director: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1999


FRI 06:30 The Ghost Trains of Old England (b00vhhcf)
Just one train a week runs between Stockport and Stalybridge. It never returns. "There is no service from Stalybridge to Stockport", says a platform sign, cryptically. The Stockport-Stalybridge service is what's known as a "parliamentary train" and exists only so that the rail company can avoid going through formal closure proceedings. Running the single weekly service costs only £50, but to close it down would cost far more. Of the intermediate stops on the line, Network Rail notes: "Data collection including observation has been unable to record any use of these stations".

In this programme, Ian Marchant travels these little used lines and forgotten stations. There is Teesside Airport station, the least-used stop in Britain, with just 44 passengers a year. It has only one train a week, is a 20 minutes walk from the airport (a journey which involves negotiating a locked gate), and the airport has a different name anyway.

Then there is the train that goes from Manchester to Brighton - except that since the Manchester to Brighton direct service has been abolished, a semi-secret replacement bus travels once a week from Ealing Broadway to Wandsworth Road, two stations that were never on the Manchester-Brighton route anyway.

Most bizarre is the case of Newhaven Marine, a station which is technically open, and is served by one train a day. But the station is behind a locked fence and passengers are forbidden to get on the train, which does not appear on any timetable. The company offers to provide a taxi service to any passenger "in possession of a valid ticket". But it is impossible to buy a ticket.
Who are the people who use these secret trains which are also buses and taxis? Mostly rail enthusiasts and hobbyists who collect rail tickets. But occasionally a real passenger stumbles across a service and uses it almost by accident. And what does it say about the British attitude to rules that we stick within the letter of the law while entirely subverting their intention?


FRI 07:00 Winston (b007qq36)
Winston Comes to Town

Line of Communication

Cunning rogue Winston has stowed away in a yellow removal van to follow the family to London.

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 (b00lh3hd)
From 29/08/1988

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

Featuring David Barlow, Peter Christie, Miles Kington and Alan Maryon-Davis

Producer: David Rayvern Allen

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1988.


FRI 08:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jsys)
Series 5

Sunday Afternoon at Home

Bored and miserable at home, the lad tries to decide what to do.

Classic episode starring Tony Hancock as The Lad Himself.

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 (b007yn6x)
Series 6

Rommel's Treasure

Fleeing from Tobruk in 1942, the military leader leaves behind a precious box.

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 99p Challenge (b0075w2m)
Series 4

Episode 1

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

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

Producer: David Tyler

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2003.


FRI 09:30 Albert and Me (b007jsm1)
Series 1

The Homecoming

Single dad Bryan gets worried when his son's mum wants to visit.

Stars Richard Beckinsale as Bryan Archer, Pat Coombs as Mum/Albert and John Comer as Dad. With Robert Gillespie as the Police Sergeant and Diana Berriman as Rose.

Written by Jim Eldridge.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in December 1977.


FRI 10:00 Marcel Proust - In Search of Lost Time (b0076qrn)
The Prisoner and the Fugitive

Hiding away from his turbulent love affair with Albertine, Marcel receives a devastating telegram. Stars James Wilby.


FRI 11:00 William Trevor - A Bit on the Side (b00nm0k3)
Graillis's Legacy

The touching and compassionate story of one man's guilt over his love for two women. Read by Dermot Crowley.


FRI 11:15 Baldi (b007jlp5)
Series 2

Early Retirement

A retired policeman, a fatal shooting, Thomas Hardy and a murky past revealed. With David Threlfall as the priest-cum-sleuth.


FRI 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jsys)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 The Goon Show (b007yn6x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 Miss Marple (b007jnl4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 The Ghost Trains of Old England (b00vhhcf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b00yhygl)
David Vann - Caribou Island

Episode 10

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

Today: While Rhoda fears for her parents on the island and tries to find a way reach them, Irene confronts her loneliness and finds a stark and uncompromising solution.

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


FRI 14:15 Noise: A Human History (b01rw8xt)
Capturing Sound

Sounds were ephemeral until recording technology made it possible to capture them.

Professor David Hendy of the University of Sussex introduces bottled moments from the past, including the voices of Robert Browning and Florence Nightingale and 9/11 answerphone messages.

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

Signature tune composed by Joe Acheson.
Producer: Matt Thompson
A Rockethouse production for BBC Radio 4.


FRI 14:30 Elizabeth Gaskell - Mary Barton (b007jqj4)
Episode 10

Margaret has an admirer, and Jem hears Mary's secret via a mysterious stranger. 1840s Manchester tale stars Emma Rydal, Roy Hudd and Teresa Gallagher.


FRI 14:45 Book of the Week (b00w48g8)
Giles Tremlett - Catherine of Aragon: Henry's Spanish Queen

Episode 5

A compelling account of the life of the Spanish Infanta who changed the course of Tudor history. At Henry's urging, Parliament has passed the Act of Succession annulling the marriage of the king and queen. However Catherine still has influential allies across Europe.

Yolanda Vazquez reads Giles Tremlett's new biography of Catherine of Aragon, the tenacious woman whose marriage lasted twice as long as those of Henry's five other wives put together.

Abridged by Alison Joseph
Producer: Eilidh McCreadie.


FRI 15:00 Marcel Proust - In Search of Lost Time (b0076qrn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 The 99p Challenge (b0075w2m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


FRI 16:30 Albert and Me (b007jsm1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


FRI 17:00 Winston (b007qq36)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 17:30 Instant Sunshine (b00lh3hd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 18:00 Elspeth Davie - A Collection of Bones (b012yym2)
The Eyelash

A humorous diversion into an evening meal, ruined by a small matter which prompts a big discussion. Read by Edith MacArthur. From January 2002.


FRI 18:15 MR James (b00pfljb)
MR James Stories

Number 13

Dr Anderson's obsessive interest in why the hotel he's staying at doesn't include a number 13 puts him in terrible danger.

Derek Jacobi - as the voice of MR James - introduces classic ghost stories.

Dramatised by Chris Harrald.

Stars Julian Rhind-Tutt as Dr Anderson, Jan Delukowicz as Herr Lund, Simon Treves as Herr Scavenius and Ben Onwukwe as the Voice.

Producer: Gemma Jenkins

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2007.


FRI 18:30 Soul Music (b0076412)
Series 2

Amazing Grace

John Newton's near-death experience prompted his hymn Amazing Grace.

With Martin Bell, Judy Collins and Bob Zellner

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

Producer: Sara Conkey

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2001.


FRI 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jsys)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 The Goon Show (b007yn6x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 Miss Marple (b007jnl4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 The Ghost Trains of Old England (b00vhhcf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 William Trevor - A Bit on the Side (b00nm0k3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 21:15 Baldi (b007jlp5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


FRI 22:00 Instant Sunshine (b00lh3hd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:25 The Comedy Club Interviews (b06s98h5)
From 10.00pm to midnight, seven days a week, the Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. Plus Arthur Smith chats to Rory McGrath.


FRI 22:30 Absolute Power (b007vkmz)
Series 2

Episode 4

The prime minister wants Charles and Martin to discredit the chancellor. Stars Stephen Fry and John Bird. From February 2001.


FRI 23:00 Meet David Sedaris (b01ng26n)
Series 3

Put a Lid on It

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 we encounter his sister, Tiffany, in a story called "Put A Lid On It" and hear some more extracts from his diaries.

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


FRI 23:30 Bridget Christie Minds the Gap (b01r9swd)
Series 1

Episode 3

Bridget considers women and their relationship with their bodies via a lap dance, TOWIE and a fish called Michael.

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.

Producer; Alison Vernon-Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2013.




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

A Good Read 18:30 MON (b007755k)

A Good Read 00:30 TUE (b007755k)

Absolute Power 22:30 FRI (b007vkmz)

Agatha Christie 01:00 SAT (b00jz7jj)

Albert and Me 04:30 SAT (b007jzwr)

Albert and Me 09:30 FRI (b007jsm1)

Albert and Me 16:30 FRI (b007jsm1)

Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section 07:30 THU (b01r0c5r)

Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section 17:30 THU (b01r0c5r)

Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section 22:00 THU (b01r0c5r)

Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section 05:30 FRI (b01r0c5r)

Alice's Wunderland 23:00 TUE (b01kt4ck)

Archive on 4 08:00 SAT (b00fr75c)

Archive on 4 15:00 SAT (b00fr75c)

Archive on 4 03:00 SUN (b00fr75c)

Armando Iannucci's Charm Offensive 22:30 SAT (b00dbcw2)

BBC Radio New Comedy Award Extra 23:00 SAT (b06qqvtp)

Baldi 11:15 MON (b007jlmx)

Baldi 21:15 MON (b007jlmx)

Baldi 11:15 TUE (b007jln9)

Baldi 21:15 TUE (b007jln9)

Baldi 11:15 WED (b007jlnl)

Baldi 21:15 WED (b007jlnl)

Baldi 11:15 THU (b007k01n)

Baldi 21:15 THU (b007k01n)

Baldi 11:15 FRI (b007jlp5)

Baldi 21:15 FRI (b007jlp5)

Ben Macintyre - A Foreign Field 02:45 SAT (b00vtycl)

Bill Mitchell: The Man Who Wrestled Pumas... Probably 01:30 SAT (b00l1q7h)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 SAT (b00ybw77)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 MON (b00yhxk0)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 TUE (b00yhxk0)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 TUE (b00yhxk2)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 WED (b00yhxk2)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 WED (b00yhxmj)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 THU (b00yhxmj)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 THU (b00yhyfw)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 FRI (b00yhyfw)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 FRI (b00yhygl)

Book of the Week 14:45 MON (b00w15w2)

Book of the Week 02:45 TUE (b00w15w2)

Book of the Week 14:45 TUE (b00w4858)

Book of the Week 02:45 WED (b00w4858)

Book of the Week 14:45 WED (b00w487n)

Book of the Week 02:45 THU (b00w487n)

Book of the Week 14:45 THU (b00w48fn)

Book of the Week 02:45 FRI (b00w48fn)

Book of the Week 14:45 FRI (b00w48g8)

Booked 09:00 THU (b0075lcp)

Booked 16:00 THU (b0075lcp)

Booked 04:00 FRI (b0075lcp)

Bridget Christie Minds the Gap 23:30 FRI (b01r9swd)

Bussmann and Quantick Kingsize 22:30 SUN (b044vhlq)

Children in Need: D for Dexter 13:00 SAT (b06p4syr)

Children in Need: D for Dexter 01:00 SUN (b06p4syr)

Clare in the Community 07:30 SUN (b01pztrn)

Clare in the Community 17:30 SUN (b01pztrn)

Clare in the Community 22:00 SUN (b01pztrn)

Clare in the Community 05:30 MON (b01pztrn)

Concrete Cow 22:00 SAT (b0076js0)

Counterpoint 09:00 WED (b0089ht7)

Counterpoint 16:00 WED (b0089ht7)

Counterpoint 04:00 THU (b0089ht7)

Creme de la Crime 16:45 SUN (b00824r5)

Creme de la Crime 04:45 MON (b00824r5)

Dad's Army 12:00 SAT (b007jprv)

Dad's Army 08:00 MON (b007jpvh)

Dad's Army 12:00 MON (b007jpvh)

Dad's Army 19:00 MON (b007jpvh)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 11:50 SUN (b00mcxcs)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 19:50 SUN (b00mcxcs)

Death in the Fifth Position Omnibus 14:30 SUN (b06p52c3)

Death in the Fifth Position Omnibus 02:30 MON (b06p52c3)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:15 SUN (b06p52bx)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:15 SUN (b06p52bx)

Don't Start 22:30 TUE (b01mqqg1)

Dr John Cooper Clarke: Complete Control 09:00 SAT (b06p4syp)

Dr John Cooper Clarke: Complete Control 19:00 SAT (b06p4syp)

Earls of the Court 22:45 WED (b00r7lpz)

Elizabeth Gaskell - Mary Barton Omnibus 06:00 SUN (b007yltk)

Elizabeth Gaskell - Mary Barton Omnibus 13:00 SUN (b007yltk)

Elizabeth Gaskell - Mary Barton Omnibus 01:00 MON (b007yltk)

Elizabeth Gaskell - Mary Barton 02:30 SAT (b007jqg8)

Elizabeth Gaskell - Mary Barton 14:30 MON (b007yn9k)

Elizabeth Gaskell - Mary Barton 02:30 TUE (b007yn9k)

Elizabeth Gaskell - Mary Barton 14:30 TUE (b007yp2k)

Elizabeth Gaskell - Mary Barton 02:30 WED (b007yp2k)

Elizabeth Gaskell - Mary Barton 14:30 WED (b007jqhj)

Elizabeth Gaskell - Mary Barton 02:30 THU (b007jqhj)

Elizabeth Gaskell - Mary Barton 14:30 THU (b007jqht)

Elizabeth Gaskell - Mary Barton 02:30 FRI (b007jqht)

Elizabeth Gaskell - Mary Barton 14:30 FRI (b007jqj4)

Elspeth Davie - A Collection of Bones 18:00 MON (b012ylq3)

Elspeth Davie - A Collection of Bones 00:00 TUE (b012ylq3)

Elspeth Davie - A Collection of Bones 18:00 TUE (b012ylrg)

Elspeth Davie - A Collection of Bones 00:00 WED (b012ylrg)

Elspeth Davie - A Collection of Bones 18:00 WED (b012ymgs)

Elspeth Davie - A Collection of Bones 00:00 THU (b012ymgs)

Elspeth Davie - A Collection of Bones 18:00 THU (b012ysn7)

Elspeth Davie - A Collection of Bones 00:00 FRI (b012ysn7)

Elspeth Davie - A Collection of Bones 18:00 FRI (b012yym2)

Every Time a Friend Succeeds Something Inside Me Dies: The Life of Gore Vidal - Omnibus 09:00 SUN (b06p4zp2)

Every Time a Friend Succeeds Something Inside Me Dies: The Life of Gore Vidal - Omnibus 20:00 SUN (b06p4zp2)

Getting Nowhere Fast 09:30 MON (b00mzslr)

Getting Nowhere Fast 16:30 MON (b00mzslr)

Getting Nowhere Fast 04:30 TUE (b00mzslr)

Ghost Houses 07:15 SUN (b007603s)

Ghost Houses 14:15 SUN (b007603s)

Ghost Houses 02:15 MON (b007603s)

Gloomsbury 07:30 TUE (b03zby85)

Gloomsbury 17:30 TUE (b03zby85)

Gloomsbury 22:00 TUE (b03zby85)

Gloomsbury 05:30 WED (b03zby85)

Great Lives 18:30 THU (b0076v1v)

Great Lives 00:30 FRI (b0076v1v)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:00 FRI (b007jsys)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:00 FRI (b007jsys)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:00 FRI (b007jsys)

Huddwinks 07:00 WED (b00fsmzb)

Huddwinks 17:00 WED (b00fsmzb)

Huddwinks 05:00 THU (b00fsmzb)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 08:30 WED (b0100lqz)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 12:30 WED (b0100lqz)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 19:30 WED (b0100lqz)

In the Psychiatrist's Chair 14:15 SAT (b0075yfg)

In the Psychiatrist's Chair 02:15 SUN (b0075yfg)

Inheritance Tracks 14:10 SAT (b06p4vz4)

Inheritance Tracks 02:10 SUN (b06p4vz4)

Inheritance Tracks 10:10 SUN (b06p4zp4)

Inheritance Tracks 21:10 SUN (b06p4zp4)

Instant Sunshine 05:30 SAT (b007jxgk)

Instant Sunshine 07:30 FRI (b00lh3hd)

Instant Sunshine 17:30 FRI (b00lh3hd)

Instant Sunshine 22:00 FRI (b00lh3hd)

JG Ballard - The Largest Theme Park in the World 15:45 SUN (b06p52c5)

JG Ballard - The Largest Theme Park in the World 03:45 MON (b06p52c5)

Jack London - The Sea Wolf 03:00 SAT (b007jmcl)

James Bond - You Only Live Twice 06:00 SAT (b00fbzkg)

James Bond - You Only Live Twice 16:00 SAT (b00fbzkg)

James Bond - You Only Live Twice 04:00 SUN (b00fbzkg)

Jelly Mountain 23:45 SAT (b00fh6vz)

Just a Minute 07:30 MON (b06nnnlk)

Just a Minute 17:30 MON (b06nnnlk)

Just a Minute 22:00 MON (b06nnnlk)

Just a Minute 05:30 TUE (b06nnnlk)

Laura Solon - Talking and Not Talking 23:00 SUN (b00773md)

MR James 18:15 MON (b00pdxrw)

MR James 00:15 TUE (b00pdxrw)

MR James 18:15 TUE (b00pdzg5)

MR James 00:15 WED (b00pdzg5)

MR James 18:15 WED (b00pf12h)

MR James 00:15 THU (b00pf12h)

MR James 18:15 THU (b00pf4xf)

MR James 00:15 FRI (b00pf4xf)

MR James 18:15 FRI (b00pfljb)

Marcel Proust - In Search of Lost Time 10:00 MON (b0076qc0)

Marcel Proust - In Search of Lost Time 15:00 MON (b0076qc0)

Marcel Proust - In Search of Lost Time 03:00 TUE (b0076qc0)

Marcel Proust - In Search of Lost Time 10:00 TUE (b0076qgd)

Marcel Proust - In Search of Lost Time 15:00 TUE (b0076qgd)

Marcel Proust - In Search of Lost Time 03:00 WED (b0076qgd)

Marcel Proust - In Search of Lost Time 10:00 WED (b0076qkb)

Marcel Proust - In Search of Lost Time 15:00 WED (b0076qkb)

Marcel Proust - In Search of Lost Time 03:00 THU (b0076qkb)

Marcel Proust - In Search of Lost Time 10:00 THU (b0076qnd)

Marcel Proust - In Search of Lost Time 15:00 THU (b0076qnd)

Marcel Proust - In Search of Lost Time 03:00 FRI (b0076qnd)

Marcel Proust - In Search of Lost Time 10:00 FRI (b0076qrn)

Marcel Proust - In Search of Lost Time 15:00 FRI (b0076qrn)

Meet David Sedaris 23:00 FRI (b01ng26n)

Misfits in France 07:30 SAT (b00f85ky)

Misfits in France 17:30 SAT (b00f85ky)

Misfits in France 05:30 SUN (b00f85ky)

Miss Marple 06:00 MON (b007jnj3)

Miss Marple 13:00 MON (b007jnj3)

Miss Marple 20:00 MON (b007jnj3)

Miss Marple 01:00 TUE (b007jnj3)

Miss Marple 06:00 TUE (b007jnjp)

Miss Marple 13:00 TUE (b007jnjp)

Miss Marple 20:00 TUE (b007jnjp)

Miss Marple 01:00 WED (b007jnjp)

Miss Marple 06:00 WED (b007jnk6)

Miss Marple 13:00 WED (b007jnk6)

Miss Marple 20:00 WED (b007jnk6)

Miss Marple 01:00 THU (b007jnk6)

Miss Marple 06:00 THU (b007jnkp)

Miss Marple 13:00 THU (b007jnkp)

Miss Marple 20:00 THU (b007jnkp)

Miss Marple 01:00 FRI (b007jnkp)

Miss Marple 06:00 FRI (b007jnl4)

Miss Marple 13:00 FRI (b007jnl4)

Miss Marple 20:00 FRI (b007jnl4)

Much Binding in the Marsh 08:30 SUN (b015f9b7)

Much Binding in the Marsh 12:30 SUN (b015f9b7)

No Commitments 09:30 THU (b007q9k6)

No Commitments 16:30 THU (b007q9k6)

No Commitments 04:30 FRI (b007q9k6)

Noise: A Human History 02:15 SAT (b01rrc1c)

Noise: A Human History 14:15 MON (b01rvnx1)

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North by Northamptonshire 07:00 THU (b03m40zv)

North by Northamptonshire 17:00 THU (b03m40zv)

North by Northamptonshire 05:00 FRI (b03m40zv)

Off the Page 18:30 WED (b0076wrz)

Off the Page 00:30 THU (b0076wrz)

Old Harry's Game 23:00 THU (b007jpdn)

Oulipo 06:30 THU (b00nvzys)

Oulipo 13:30 THU (b00nvzys)

Oulipo 20:30 THU (b00nvzys)

Oulipo 01:30 FRI (b00nvzys)

Our Man at Wembley 07:00 TUE (b00759xc)

Our Man at Wembley 17:00 TUE (b00759xc)

Our Man at Wembley 05:00 WED (b00759xc)

Poetry Extra 17:00 SUN (b06p52c7)

Poetry Extra 05:00 MON (b06p52c7)

Ray Bradbury's Tales of the Bizarre 18:00 SUN (b007jlyq)

Ray Bradbury's Tales of the Bizarre 00:00 MON (b007jlyq)

Recorded for Training Purposes 23:30 SUN (b00h8x2m)

Revolting People 23:30 WED (b008h6np)

Richard Herring's Objective 23:00 WED (b00vhgc7)

Round the Horne 08:00 TUE (b00m1d2k)

Round the Horne 12:00 TUE (b00m1d2k)

Round the Horne 19:00 TUE (b00m1d2k)

Shooting Soviets: Cartier-Bresson in Moscow 06:30 WED (b00fhp89)

Shooting Soviets: Cartier-Bresson in Moscow 13:30 WED (b00fhp89)

Shooting Soviets: Cartier-Bresson in Moscow 20:30 WED (b00fhp89)

Shooting Soviets: Cartier-Bresson in Moscow 01:30 THU (b00fhp89)

Simon Bovey - Slipstream 00:00 SAT (b009mbjn)

Smash Hit of 1453 06:30 TUE (b00rt921)

Smash Hit of 1453 13:30 TUE (b00rt921)

Smash Hit of 1453 20:30 TUE (b00rt921)

Smash Hit of 1453 01:30 WED (b00rt921)

Soul Music 00:30 SAT (b00763xd)

Soul Music 18:30 FRI (b0076412)

Steptoe and Son 08:00 THU (b007k094)

Steptoe and Son 12:00 THU (b007k094)

Steptoe and Son 19:00 THU (b007k094)

Street and Lane 07:00 MON (b00vhw43)

Street and Lane 17:00 MON (b00vhw43)

Street and Lane 05:00 TUE (b00vhw43)

Terry Pratchett 18:30 SUN (b008pc2z)

Terry Pratchett 00:30 MON (b008pc2z)

That Reminds Me 18:30 TUE (b007jnps)

That Reminds Me 00:30 WED (b007jnps)

The 3rd Degree 04:00 SAT (b00zsc2g)

The 99p Challenge 09:00 FRI (b0075w2m)

The 99p Challenge 16:00 FRI (b0075w2m)

The Al Read Show 08:00 SUN (b00tf065)

The Al Read Show 12:00 SUN (b00tf065)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 MON (b06r1519)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 THU (b06r158z)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:25 FRI (b06s98h5)

The Day of the Locust: LA Apocalypse 16:00 SUN (b06r5ft6)

The Day of the Locust: LA Apocalypse 04:00 MON (b06r5ft6)

The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show 08:30 MON (b01s254c)

The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show 12:30 MON (b01s254c)

The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show 19:30 MON (b01s254c)

The Ghost Trains of Old England 06:30 FRI (b00vhhcf)

The Ghost Trains of Old England 13:30 FRI (b00vhhcf)

The Ghost Trains of Old England 20:30 FRI (b00vhhcf)

The Goon Show 08:30 FRI (b007yn6x)

The Goon Show 12:30 FRI (b007yn6x)

The Goon Show 19:30 FRI (b007yn6x)

The Harpoon 23:30 MON (b007m747)

The Headset Set 22:30 MON (b01p0t39)

The Leopard in Autumn 09:30 WED (b00rvzkq)

The Leopard in Autumn 16:30 WED (b00rvzkq)

The Leopard in Autumn 04:30 THU (b00rvzkq)

The Marx Brothers' Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel 08:30 THU (b0089jcz)

The Marx Brothers' Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel 12:30 THU (b0089jcz)

The Marx Brothers' Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel 19:30 THU (b0089jcz)

The Moth Radio Hour 11:00 SUN (b06p52bz)

The Moth Radio Hour 19:00 SUN (b06p52bz)

The Motion Show 16:00 TUE (b0075wj0)

The Motion Show 04:00 WED (b0075wj0)

The Music Teacher 22:45 TUE (b01gh8nb)

The Now Show 23:00 MON (b06ns27q)

The Now Show 09:00 TUE (b06ns27q)

The Penny Dreadfuls 23:30 THU (b00gpbcv)

The Secret World 22:30 THU (b011vld9)

The Sofa of Time 23:30 TUE (b00hxzc8)

The TV Lark 08:00 WED (b01c7wj3)

The TV Lark 12:00 WED (b01c7wj3)

The TV Lark 19:00 WED (b01c7wj3)

The Wordsmiths at Gorsemere 09:30 TUE (b007js4t)

The Wordsmiths at Gorsemere 16:30 TUE (b007js4t)

The Wordsmiths at Gorsemere 04:30 WED (b007js4t)

The Write Stuff 09:00 MON (b009md8r)

The Write Stuff 16:00 MON (b009md8r)

The Write Stuff 04:00 TUE (b009md8r)

Things Fall Apart: Chinua Achebe's Lament 06:30 MON (b00bw51n)

Things Fall Apart: Chinua Achebe's Lament 13:30 MON (b00bw51n)

Things Fall Apart: Chinua Achebe's Lament 20:30 MON (b00bw51n)

Things Fall Apart: Chinua Achebe's Lament 01:30 TUE (b00bw51n)

Tim Key's Late Night Poetry Programme 22:30 WED (b01cws2j)

To Hull and Back 07:30 WED (b06nq26y)

To Hull and Back 17:30 WED (b06nq26y)

To Hull and Back 22:00 WED (b06nq26y)

To Hull and Back 05:30 THU (b06nq26y)

To the Manor Born 12:30 SAT (b007k4mq)

To the Manor Born 08:30 TUE (b007k4vh)

To the Manor Born 12:30 TUE (b007k4vh)

To the Manor Born 19:30 TUE (b007k4vh)

Wally K Daly 18:00 SAT (b007k41c)

Wally K Daly 00:00 SUN (b007k41c)

William Trevor - A Bit on the Side 11:00 MON (b00n3ptx)

William Trevor - A Bit on the Side 21:00 MON (b00n3ptx)

William Trevor - A Bit on the Side 11:00 TUE (b00n5plg)

William Trevor - A Bit on the Side 21:00 TUE (b00n5plg)

William Trevor - A Bit on the Side 11:00 WED (b00ncf5p)

William Trevor - A Bit on the Side 21:00 WED (b00ncf5p)

William Trevor - A Bit on the Side 11:00 THU (b00nhq56)

William Trevor - A Bit on the Side 21:00 THU (b00nhq56)

William Trevor - A Bit on the Side 11:00 FRI (b00nm0k3)

William Trevor - A Bit on the Side 21:00 FRI (b00nm0k3)

Winston 05:00 SAT (b007np4w)

Winston 07:00 FRI (b007qq36)

Winston 17:00 FRI (b007qq36)