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SATURDAY 06 FEBRUARY 2016

SAT 00:00 Eric Pringle - Dancing With Jaques (b06zjdjy)
London 1959: A young woman begins her first night "working the streets".

It ends in a ghostly encounter with a man with a wind-up gramophone who calls himself Jaques.

Written by Eric Pringle

Jackie ...... Alice Arnold
Jaques ...... John Evitts
Alice ...... Thersa Streatfeild
News Vendor ...... John Church

Director: Adrian Bean

First broadcast in Thirty Minute Theatre on BBC Radio 4 in May 1993.


SAT 00:30 Soul Music (b0076md4)
Series 4

Bach's Concerto in D minor for Two Violins

So little is known about the life of J S Bach, yet his music opens up a world of imagination. His Concerto in D minor is often described as being like a conversation between two lovers.

David Gregory of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, rock guitarist Steve Hackett, and Terry Waite CBE, are among those moved by the music of the two violins as they imitate, interrupt and overlap each other in one of Bach's most sublime creations.

Taking part:

Mr and Mrs David Gregory
Terry Waite
Simon Heighes
Fionnaigh McKenzie
Steve Hackett
Lara St John
Gillian Teadley

Producer Kate McAll

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2004.


SAT 01:00 John Mortimer - Rumpole (b007k4l3)
The Rotten Apple

Rumpole recalls a suspicious case of bribery in the police force.

"The Splendours And Miseries Of An Old Bailey Hack". Starring Maurice Denham as ageing London barrister-at-law Horace Rumpole and Margot Boyd as Hilda Rumpole

With Michael Spice as Guthrie Featherstone, Robert Harris as Justice Vosper and Brian Carroll as Erskine-Brown.

Originally a TV series created by writer and barrister John Mortimer, Rumpole hit the BBC radio airwaves in 1980. Case-by-case, Rumpole recalls his work at the Central Criminal Court of England and Wales.

Director: Ian Cotterell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1980.


SAT 01:30 Mayhem at the Ritz (b00sjrv4)
In the 1960s, demand to see the latest music sensation was so high there were insufficient British venues to meet the demand for tickets. The ABC Gaumont and Rank/Odeon cinema chains saw a money-making opportunity. Andrew Collins revisits this unique time to hear how staff coped with thousands of hysterical teenagers, and to reveal an era when health and safety issues were not a concern, but having a good time was the priority.

A small but dedicated band of workers were able to switch working procedures to embrace the new era of the pop package tours. We meet chief projectionist Robert Phillpot, press-ganged into working the curtains, liaising with tour mangers and roadies while making frantic notes about lighting sequences and spotlight cues.

We also find out about the 1963 Beatles tour that kicked off at The Bradford Gaumont. Manager James Whittell recalls escorting the Beatles around the cinema, pointing out the art decor. And hear how rock n' roll legend Little Richard quizzed the manager about where to go in Bradford, as the star stood abandoned outside the empty Gaumont after the show.

Listen out for extracts from a rare interview The Beatles recorded backstage at the ABC Market Street, for the Huddersfield Tape Recording Society. As Beatle Historian Mark Lewisohn confirms, it still makes compelling listening.

Producer: John Sugar
A Sugar production for BBC Radio 4


SAT 02:00 Tea Obreht - The Tiger's Wife (b00zt611)
Episode 5

Hattie Morahan reads Tea Obreht's evocative debut novel set in a Balkan country scarred by war, and where Natalia, a young doctor, is struggling to understand the mysterious circumstances of her grandfather's death. A tattered copy of The Jungle Book which her grandfather kept with him always provides an unlikely clue, sending her on a quest that leads to the extraordinary stories of the deathless man and the tiger's wife. Today, Natalia evokes her grandfather as a nine year old boy, and the day the men of his village set off to hunt the tiger.

Tea Obreht is on "The New Yorker's Top Writers under 40 Fiction Issue" (June 2010), and at 24 was the youngest on the list. 'The Tiger's Wife' is one of the Waterstone's 11 - the best debuts that they have picked for 2011. Her short story, "The Sentry", appeared in the "Guardian Summer Fiction Issue", alongside stories by Hilary Mantel and David Mitchell.

She was born in 1985 in the former Yugoslavia, and raised in Belgrade, where she spent her childhood. In 1992, her family immigrated, and in 1997 eventually settled in the United States.

The reader is Hattie Morahan.
Abridged by Sally Marmion and produced by Elizabeth Allard.


SAT 02:15 Incarnations: India in 50 Lives (b05w8dn6)
Mirabai: I Go the Other Way

Sunil Khilnani tells the story of Mirabai, the 16th century mystic poet who is one of India's most revered saints. Mirabai was born into a conservative warrior caste in Rajastan but rejected traditional family life and became a wandering religious singer devoted to the Hindu god Krishna. "All this, of course, was scandalous behaviour," says Professor Sunil Khilnani "But Mira proved herself ungovernable in her spiritual zeal". Mirabai composed up to a hundred songs or bhajans which have been passed down through the centuries by oral tradition. Others have been added in her name over the centuries. Today some see Mirabai as a potent symbol of feminism and self-transformation, others as a passionate religious inspiration.

With field recordings by Parita Mukta and readings by Sheenu Das

Produced by Mark Savage
Researcher: Manu Pillai
Listeners can catch up with the series and see the list of remarkable Indians featured on the Radio 4 website.


SAT 02:30 Stan Barstow - A Raging Calm (b00767k6)
Episode 10

It's the day of the election, and there's a showdown with Andrea and Philip's wife, Kate.

Conclusion of Stan Barstow's gritty double love story set in Yorkshire in the 1960s, dramatised by his partner Diana Griffiths.

Tom...........David Calder
Norma.............Sharon Duce
Andrea..............Deborah McAndrew
Philip................Robert Glenister
Nick........Ben Crompton
Bess............Daryl Ffishwick
Kate..............Jo-Anne Knowles
Shirley...........Ruth Herbert
Inspector Bradley..........Geoff Hinsliff

Director: Pauline Harris

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2002.


SAT 02:45 Book of the Week (b04vqvbq)
Ian Bostridge - Schubert's Winter Journey

Episode 5

Literature, religion and the hurdy-gurdy man. Internationally acclaimed tenor Ian Bostridge concludes his exploration of Schubert's existential masterpiece Winterreise, Winter's Journey.

Strange old man,
Should I go with you?
Will you to my songs
Play your hurdy-gurdy?

Written and read by Ian Bostridge

Abridged by Laurence Wareing

Produced by Kirsteen Cameron.


SAT 03:00 Annie Caulfield - Almost Always African (b007k30r)
"Music may go or come but almost always it is African."

Gambian musician, Moses Biama is invited to London to make an album with fading English rock star, Frank.

But the recording doesn't work out the way Frank has planned...

Annie Caulfield's comedy drama about cultural cross purposes and the Music Industry.

Starring Lenny Henry as Moses, Bill Nighy as Frank, Curtis Walker as Moses' brother, Joy Elias-Rilwan as Binta, Donna Croll as Fatima, Joanna Myers as Tara, James Greene as Jack and Mark Straker as the Journalist.

Music composed by Dominique Le Gendre.
Hit single by Neil Arthur and Joe Hagan.

Director: Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1991.


SAT 04:00 The 3rd Degree (b01dp52g)
Series 2

University of Northampton

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

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

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

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

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


SAT 04:30 Albert and Me (b048s4vy)
Series 2

Driver

Single dad Bryan takes a driving job but finds himself caught up in crime.

Stars Robert Lindsay and Pat Coombs.

The struggles of single parent Bryan Archer to find work while raising his baby son, Albert.

Bryan Archer ...... Robert Lindsay
Mum/Albert ...... Pat Coombs
Mrs Willis ...... Diana King
Terry ...... Derek Martin
Alison ...... Deidre Costello
Charlie ...... Peter Cleall
Andy ...... John Kane

Written by Jim Eldridge.

Incidental music by Max Harris.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in March 1983.


SAT 05:00 1834 (b0121lh5)
Victorian Principles

The young Queen Victoria is coming to Woolsley House for a visit. But when 21st century Jason invents the electric guitar, he unwittingly changes the course of history.....

In Jim Poyser's riotous comedy, Jason has been transported back to the 18th century as Tarquin, third son of Lord Belport with faithful valet, Ned.

Jason Slater ...... Michael Begley
Ned ...... Joe Caffrey
Hoskins ...... Kenneth Alan Taylor
Lord Belport ...... Mark Chatterton
Henry ...... James Nickerson
Queen Victoria ...... Caroline Harding

Directed at BBC Manchester by Polly Thomas.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2003.


SAT 05:30 So Wrong It's Right (b01jhdh7)
Series 3

Episode 4

Charlie Brooker hosts the comedy panel show devoted to the art of being wrong, with leading comics and entertainers competing to give the best in wrong answers.

So Wrong It's Right sees Charlie challenge the panel's creativity and asks them to reveal their finest embarrassing stories from their lives. This week the worst experiences at a party and terrible ideas for a series of children's books are just two of the challenges faced by the panel. Will anyone beat Isy Suttie's suggestion for a 'wrong' children's book - the paperwork-themed 'Morris The Admin Mouse'?

The host of So Wrong It's Right, Charlie Brooker, also writes for The Guardian and presents BBC4's satirical series Newswipe and Screenwipe as well as Channel 4's You Have Been Watching. He won Best Newcomer at the British Comedy Awards 2009 and Columnist of the Year at the 2009 British Press Awards for his newspaper columns.

Produced by Aled Evans
A Zeppotron Production for BBC Radio 4.


SAT 06:00 John Galsworthy - The Forsyte Saga (b06z0ybl)
The Forsytes

Episode 1

From the novels of John Galsworthy
Dramatised for radio by Shaun McKenna

Of all his beautiful possessions, wealthy solicitor Soames Forsyte considers his wife, Irene, the most beautiful. Why then does she want separate bedrooms?

Original music composed by Neil Brand

Produced and directed by Marion Nancarrow

The first dramatisation of all 9 books in John Galsworthy's The Forsyte Saga. An epic tale of sex, money and power in the lives of an upper middle-class family in London, it spans 50 years from 1886 to 1936.


SAT 07:30 Tony Hawks's Guide to the Guides (b0075vnb)
Episode 2

Comedian and writer Tony Hawks tests the guide books that claim to help us navigate our way around our holidays.

Minus his famous fridge, Tony returns to Ireland in search of the craic, spends a day at the races and plunges into Dublin's nightlife. On the west coast, people point to a tiny entry in the guides where he might just find the true meaning of the word.

Producer: Lucy Willmore

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2000.


SAT 08:00 Archive on 4 (b00y4zd1)
Decimal Day - What's That in Old Money?

Forty years ago, Britain "went decimal". Two thousand years of everyday currency history was overthrown overnight as the country woke up to "new money" on February 15th 1971 and said goodbye to coins such as the crown, the florin and the shilling.

Few economic events have affected the entire country so immediately and Peter Day delves into the archives to examine how the country prepared for and responded to D Day. It was Harold Wilson's Labour government that began the process of decimalisation in the 1960s after many years of discussion. Then cabinet minister Tony Benn recalls how changing Britain's money fitted in with the modernising ideology of the time, while former Chief Secretary to the Treasury Dick Taverne remembers the passion of the "Save our Sixpence" campaign.

Economists Peter Jay and Will Hutton discuss whether decimalisation contributed to the double-digit inflation of the 1970s alongside archive stories of price rises and "rounding up", as earnest commentators worried about how 'the housewife' would cope. Did we lose something, culturally and intellectually, when we embraced new money?

Oxford Professor of Mathematics Marcus du Sautoy considers whether "thinking in tens" is really the best way to go about things. And Peter visits The Kings' Head pub in North London where the landlord's tills charged in pounds, shillings and pence for some three decades after D-Day. He also talks to Sir Patrick Moore - patron of the Metric Martyrs campaign - about his love of imperial measures.

Britain may have been successful in decimalising its currency in 1971 but why was the movement towards full metrication - begun at the same time - never completed? Finally Peter asks, if you're old enough to remember, is it still possible to think in "old money"?

Producers: Simon Jacobs and Phil Smith
A Unique production for BBC Radio 4.


SAT 09:00 Dad's Army (b007jw4r)
Permission to Speak, Sir!: Dad's Army on Radio

They don't like it up 'em!

After winning their frontline TV offensive, how did the Home Guard win the war of the ears with a rear-guard action for radio?

Legendary comedy producer Harold Snoad and actor Michael Knowles reveal how they went about adapting the classic BBC TV hit series for radio – as the writers Jimmy Perry and David Croft were too busy to do it themselves.

Over three hours, enjoy six Dad's Army episodes made for radio:

* The Enemy Within the Gates: Captain Mainwaring's platoon try to capture Germans for a reward. From February 1974.

* Don't Forget the Diver: The platoon don crazy camouflage in a drill to attack Captain Square's HQ. From February 1975.

* The Day the Balloon Went Up: Captain Mainwaring gets carried away with the platoon's war effort. From June 1975.

* When Did You Last See Your Money?: Corporal Jones panics when he misplaces £500 collected for the servicemen's canteen. From May 1975.

* If the Cap Fits: Captain Mainwaring promotes fractious Private Frazer, with unexpected results. February 1975.

* Put That Light Out: Captain Mainwaring's platoon causes havoc in Walmington-on-Sea during an air-raid. From February 1975.

Snoad and Knowles reflect on how the cast took to re-recording the shows without cameras and discuss the changes that had to be made to make the TV scripts work.

The duo's association with Dad's Army continued with their spin off radio comedy series, It Sticks Out Half A Mile.

Producer: Martin Dempsey

Made for BBC 7 and first brodcast in November 2005.


SAT 12:00 The Senses (b06zhjpj)
Hearing

An affair conducted via tape cassette-recorded messages conjures up a few problems with the sense of hearing.

Opening episode starring Celia Imrie and John McGlynn.

Heather ...... Celia Imrie
Tony ...... John McGlynn
Audrey ...... Francesca Brill
Edith ...... Eva Stuart
Mr Polglaze ...... Daniel Moynihan
Postman ...... Norman Bird

Senses is a six-part comedy drama boasting a stellar list of star names, including Joan Sims, Charles Gray, Alex Jennings, Sylvestra Le Touzel, Geoffrey Palmer, Lynda Bellingham, Brian Murphy, Rodney Bewes, Liz Fraser, Rory McGrath and Maurice Denham.

As writer Bob Sinfield explains: "The six half-hour plays dealt respectively with the five obvious senses plus the er...other one".

Producer: Neil Cargill

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 4 in 1990.


SAT 12:30 The Right Time (b0076m76)
Series 4

Episode 1

From nudism and reflexology to top-shelf magazines.

Sketch show about life, written and performed by people who've lived a bit.

Stars Eleanor Bron, Dudley Sutton , Roger Blake , Clive Swift and Paula Wilcox.

With guest star Arthur Smith.

Written by Colin Bostock-Smith, Jill Brodie, John Pidgeon, Mike Haskins, Jan Etherington, George Poles, Arthur Smith, Alan Stafford, Chris Thompson and Petr Reynolds.

Script editors: Ed Dyson and George Poles.

Music by Ronnie & The Rex.

Producer: Katie Marsden

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2004.


SAT 13:00 John Galsworthy - The Forsytes: Omnibus (b06zyxfg)
An epic story of sex, money and power in an upper class family across 50 years. Starring Jessica Raine and Juliet Aubrey. Episodes 2 to 6.


SAT 14:10 Inheritance Tracks (b06zyxpk)
Simon Callow

The celebrated actor chooses 'The Overture to Tannhauser' by Wagner and 'Die Fledermaus' by Johan Strauss II.


SAT 14:15 Drama (b010dq74)
Amelia Bullmore - The Bat Man

by Amelia Bullmore.

When his wife died three years ago, Christopher fled London for a simpler existence in Cornwall, where he has settled on bat protection as his mission. Colette and her noisy daughters rent the holiday cottage next door and disturb the peace - both his and that of his beloved bats.

Stars Bill Nighy as Christopher, Katherine Parkinson as Colette, Jenny Agutter as Biddy and Sean Baker as Rory.

directed by Mary Peate.


SAT 15:00 Archive on 4 (b00y4zd1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SAT 16:00 John Galsworthy - The Forsyte Saga (b06z0ybl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 Tony Hawks's Guide to the Guides (b0075vnb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SAT 18:00 Planet B (b00yhwsx)
Series 3

Doing Time

Held in the world's toughest jail, can Kip escape prison brutality? Virtual reality saga by Nick Perry. Stars Lloyd Thomas.


SAT 18:30 Ghost Zone (b007jx3g)
Episode 3

Dr Beth Granger sifts through clues to the devastation in Inchbrae, but becomes the focus of a hostile presence instead...

And why does time in the Highland village seem to be breaking into different 'layers'?

Sci-fi thriller written by Marty Ross.

Stars Simon Tait as Dan Collins, Gayanne Potter as Jill Logan, Joanna Tope as Dr Beth Granger, Sandy Neilson as Captain Cairns, Lesley Hart as Heather Logan, Stevie Hannan as Lt. Hopridge and Finlay McLean as PC McBain.

Producer: Bruce Young

Made for BBC 7 by BBC Scotland and first broadcast in 2004.


SAT 19:00 Dad's Army (b007jw4r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 Richard Herring's Objective (b016wzrz)
Series 2

The Golliwog

'The golliwog' has been the cause of much controversy.

Richard debates whether it's an object we should reclaim, or consign to the dustbin of history?

Series in which Richard Herring tries to see whether controversial objects we've grown to hate can be reclaimed.

With Emma Kennedy and Ava Vidal.

Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2011.


SAT 22:30 Alun Cochrane's Fun House (b01rlnhp)
The Kitchen

Comedian Alun Cochrane has a 25 year mortgage which he can only pay off by being funny. In this series he takes us on a room by room, stand up tour of his house.

He has a fridge that beeps at him when he doesn't move quickly enough and a fire alarm he can't reach. His relationship with his house is a complicated one.

A hoarder of funny and original observations on everyday life, Alun invites us to help him de-clutter his mind and tidy his ideas into one of those bags that you hoover all the air out of and keep under your bed. This show will help Alun and his house work through their relationship issues and prevent a separation that Alun can ill afford; at least not until the market picks up anyway.

Performers: Alun Cochrane and Gavin Osborn

Writers: Alun Cochrane and Andy Wolton

Producer: Carl Cooper.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2013.


SAT 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b070hyhc)
The best in contemporary comedy. Plus Arthur Smith chats again to Tony Law.


SAT 23:00 Pleased to Meet You (b007k2kz)
Series 1

Episode 1

90-something good-time girl Dora Dale spills the beans on her many celebrity friends. And how did the Rat Pack get its name?

Betraying confidences and breaking unwritten rules galore, the friend of the stars reveals some surprising and salacious secrets.

Written by and starring Martin Kelner and Jake Yapp.

Made for BBC7 and first broadcast in July 2006.


SAT 23:30 The Big Booth (b007k3g2)
Series 2: The Big Booth Too

Episode 4

Boothby and friends share scary tales of the railway and dramas at sea.

More guitar-flavoured songs and surreal laughs from Boothby Graffoe.

With Stephen Frost, Vivienne Soan, Big Al, io Forcione, Jim Sweeney and Neil Innes.

Written by Boothby Graffoe and Dave Thompson.

Producer: Lucy Armitage

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2001.



SUNDAY 07 FEBRUARY 2016

SUN 00:00 Planet B (b00yhwsx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 00:30 Ghost Zone (b007jx3g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 John Galsworthy - The Forsytes: Omnibus (b06zyxfg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:10 Inheritance Tracks (b06zyxpk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:10 on Saturday]


SUN 02:15 Drama (b010dq74)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Saturday]


SUN 03:00 Archive on 4 (b00y4zd1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 John Galsworthy - The Forsyte Saga (b06z0ybl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 Tony Hawks's Guide to the Guides (b0075vnb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 Stan Barstow - A Raging Calm (Omnibus) (b06zz96v)
Episode 2

Local elections are imminent. Tom plans for Norma's future, whilst Andrea's future is very much threatened.

A gritty double love story set in Yorkshire in the 1960s, dramatised by Stan Barstow's partner Diana Griffiths.

Andrea...............Deborah Mcandrew
Philip..................Robert Glenister
David Calder..................Tom
Jo-Anne Knowles.........Kate
Sharon Duce...............Norma
Ruth Herbert..............Shirley
Ben Crompton...........Nick

Omnibus of the last five of ten parts

Director: Pauline Harris

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2002.


SUN 07:15 Clive Dunn - Definitely Dunn (b06zzddg)
Pubs and Parents

Don't panic! Memories of Dad's Army star Clive Dunn, who played Lance-Corporal Jack Jones for nearly a decade on TV, radio and film between 1968 to 1977.

Recalling highlights from his first 50 years in entertainment, Clive begins with his early years on tour with his mother in musical halls.

Clive was aged 68 at the time of recording. He died in Portugal in 2012, aged 92.

Producer: Edward Taylor

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 1988.


SUN 07:30 Life: An Idiot's Guide (b01qfjdg)
Series 2

Crime and Punishment

Stephen K Amos is joined by stand-up comedians Alfie Moore, Ava Vidal and Richard Herring to compile an Idiot's Guide to Crime and Punishment. Producer: Colin Anderson.


SUN 08:00 Jim the Great (b011qgtk)
Series 3

Chase Me, Charlemagne

Who is Erasmus? Why is the last King now a Chancellor? It's all to do with Europe. Stars Jimmy Edwards. From September 1979.


SUN 08:30 Lines From My Grandfather's Forehead (b00hk2f1)
Series 2

Episode 2

Improvement grants for everybody explained and a plumber muses on words.

A sequential entertainment for radio starring Ronnie Barker.

With Terence Brady and Pauline Yates.

Pianist: Gordon Langford.

Written by Tony Bilbow, Mike Fentiman, David Climie, Gordon Langford, John Graham, Miles Kington, Roy Lomax, Myles Rudge, Max Harris and Peter Spence.

Producer John Fawcett-Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1972.


SUN 09:00 Joan Bakewell - Stop the Clocks: Omnibus (b06zzgkf)
Since she reached the age of 80, Joan Bakewell has been working harder than ever - campaigning, writing and sitting in the Lords. Now she takes a moment to reflect.


SUN 10:10 Inheritance Tracks (b06zzgyf)
Emma Thompson

The celebrated actress chooses 'Unsquare Dance' by Dave Brubeck and 'Te Recuerdo Amanda' by Victor Jara.


SUN 10:15 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b06zzkwq)
Space

Chris Hadfield

From Brandi Carlile to Simon & Garfunkel. Astronaut Chris Hadfield shares his castaway choices with Kirsty Young. From December 2015.


SUN 11:00 In Pod We Trust (b06nhpxl)
Welcome to Podland

Miranda Sawyer presents a new, stylish round-up of the best and most memorable podcasting from around the world.

There's been an explosion in the profusion and quality of podcasts, plus a new public awareness after the breakthrough moment in 2014 with Serial. Suddenly, podcasts have become cool.

There are now more than 100,000 English speaking podcast feeds worldwide covering everything from science to sport to every conceivable niche. Last year, there were 165 million podcasts downloaded just from BBC Radio 4 programmes alone, and the trend is seemingly ever upwards. But is this a bubble or is podcasting set to take its place alongside TV and radio as a long-term media genre?

British podcaster Helen Zaltzman guests in this first episode which explores the genre, plays some great podcasts and asks why it's taken off in such a big way.

Producer: Jim Frank.


SUN 11:30 Short Cuts (b01mk3fq)
Series 2

Tracing the Line

Nina Garthwaite presents a showcase for delightful and adventurous short documentaries. A selection of brief encounters, true stories, radio adventures and found sound.

In 'Tracing the Line', we hear tales of lifelines, unfamiliar paths and lines broken and crossed. In one short the economics editor for Newsnight, Paul Mason, offers us an unusual take on the UK's economic lines. We dive deep into Britain's underwater labyrinth of tunnels and caves in order to discover the tale of the 'Dead Man's Handshake' - only attached to the surface, and safety, by one thin lifeline. Whilst across the pond, we hear the story of an American who secretly wore a wire to record his life for five years.

Produced by Eleanor McDowall
A Falling Tree Production for BBC Radio 4

The items featured in this programme were:
Lifelines - Part One
Produced by Kate Bland

Kyrie Osbornum
Featuring Paul Mason

Posterity
Produced by David Weinberg

LUAS Lines
Written and read by Joseph O'Connor

Dead Man's Handshake
Produced by Leo Hornak

Lifelines - Part Two
Produced by Kate Bland

Donald Semenza - The Line
Produced by Pejk Malinovski.


SUN 12:00 Jim the Great (b011qgtk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 12:30 Lines From My Grandfather's Forehead (b00hk2f1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 13:00 Stan Barstow - A Raging Calm (Omnibus) (b06zz96v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SUN 14:15 Clive Dunn - Definitely Dunn (b06zzddg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today]


SUN 14:30 Book at Bedtime (b06zzmjz)
Virginia Woolf - Orlando (Omnibus)

Episode 1

In Virginia Woolf's Orlando, a young nobleman in Tudor England, embarks on a tumultuous journey spanning five centuries.

Orlando, "the longest and most charming love letter in literature" was intended for and inspired by Vita Sackville-West and her noble roots. Along with the eponymous hero's adventuring through the ages, Woolf explores what it means to write and the all-important question of gender - as relevant and resonant today as it was in the 1920s when she wrote this high spirited novel.

Orlando, is a young nobleman in Tudor England when we first encounter him and he writes the first lines of his poem, The Oak Tree, a poem that he keeps about him as he travels through time. Swept along by his adventures we next find him as he falls in love for the first time with a beautiful Russian princess on the frozen Thames at the court of James I. A desire to write leads to a disastrous meeting with a much admired poet before, under Charles 1, he becomes the king's charismatic ambassador in Constantinople. A dramatic transformation takes place in this opulent city and Orlando continues his adventures as a woman. Returning to eighteenth-century London, the life of the poet continues to call, but later the restrictions placed upon Orlando by the Victorian era are impossible to bear. Glimmers of new possibilities arrive with the twentieth century and the promise of fulfilment through love and writing.

Reader: Amanda Hale
Abridger: Richard Hamilton
Producer: Elizabeth Allard.

Omnibus of the first five of ten parts - first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2015


SUN 15:45 Dawn Lowe-Watson - Jasonland (b040hr5z)
Three school friends imagine their perfect fantasy worlds, but what will their adult lives bring them? Read by Robert Glenister.


SUN 16:00 John Galsworthy - The Forsyte Saga (b06zh1dw)
The Forsytes

Episode 7

From the novels of John Galsworthy
Dramatised for radio by Shaun McKenna

Irene has fled to Paris to escape her husband, Soames, who now has a private detective watching her every move.
But even Soames cannot control the secrets and changes which are rolling towards the Forsytes.

Original music composed by Neil Brand

Produced and directed by Marion Nancarrow

This Saturday Drama concludes "In Chancery", the second book of "The Forsytes". We pick up the story again in April.


SUN 17:00 Poetry Extra (b00765rw)
With Great Pleasure - Sean O'Brien

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

In 'With Great Pleasure' Sean O'Brien chooses some of his favourite pieces of prose and poetry read by Julia Watson and Deka Walmsley.

Sit back and enjoy a wander around bits of Charles Dickens, AS Byatt, Virgil, Elizabeth Bishop, Shelly and Blake. It's high class stuff from a high class poet.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2002.


SUN 17:30 Life: An Idiot's Guide (b01qfjdg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 18:00 Drama (b00770q3)
Nick Warburton - Fridays When It Rains

A girl on a late night train journey meets a man with a strange tale to tell.

Nick Warburton's ghostly drama is set in the age of steam railways.

Starring Clive Swift as Dove and Lyndsey Marshal as Connie.

Director: Claire Grove

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2008.


SUN 18:45 Arthur Conan Doyle - Playing With Fire (b0701mnh)
Regularly every Sunday, Markham and his friends hold a seance in Badderly Gardens.

But one Sunday a Frenchman joins them - and conducts a dangerous experiment.

First published in 1900, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's tale - abridged by Doreen Estall

Read by Edward De Souza

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930) is best known for his many detective stories about Sherlock Holmes.

Producer: Pat McLoughlin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1989.


SUN 19:00 In Pod We Trust (b06nhpxl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 19:30 Short Cuts (b01mk3fq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:30 today]


SUN 20:00 Joan Bakewell - Stop the Clocks: Omnibus (b06zzgkf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SUN 21:10 Inheritance Tracks (b06zzgyf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:10 today]


SUN 21:15 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b06zzkwq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:15 today]


SUN 22:00 Life: An Idiot's Guide (b01qfjdg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 22:30 Clayton Grange (b01nb1sm)
Series 1

Episode 4

Can the brilliantly stupid scientists make life a bit more never-ending?

This is Clayton Grange, top secret Scientific Institute with a government brief to solve the global fuel crisis, cheer people up and make war just a bit more gentle. Meet the scientists who are a bit rubbish at life. And not much better at science.

Comedy by Neil Warhurst with extra material by Paul Barnhill.

Saunders ..... Anthony Head
Geoff ..... Neil Warhurst
Roger ..... Paul Barnhill
Jameson ..... Stephanie Racine
Verenovsky/Quiz master ..... Don Gilet
Alan Dobson ..... Paul Stonehouse
Silas ..... Joe Sims

Director: Marion Nancarrow.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2012.


SUN 23:00 Laura Solon - Talking and Not Talking (b00cbptt)
Series 2

Episode 6

Divorcee Carol tries to sell covers - for cushion covers.

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

With Rosie Cavaliero, Ben Moor and Ben Willbond.

Written by Laura Solon.

Producer: Colin Anderson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2008.


SUN 23:30 The Nick Revell Show (b007k1n0)
Series 2

Homeless

Nick is a struggling writer in his mid-thirties who speaks to his geraniums. They, meanwhile, watch on and take stock of his mishaps.

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

With:

Alistair McGowan
Doon MacKichan
Brian Bowles
Charles McKeown
Gabrielle Cowburn

Producer: Ioan Magnusson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1993.



MONDAY 08 FEBRUARY 2016

MON 00:00 Drama (b00770q3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 00:45 Arthur Conan Doyle - Playing With Fire (b0701mnh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:45 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 Stan Barstow - A Raging Calm (Omnibus) (b06zz96v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:15 Clive Dunn - Definitely Dunn (b06zzddg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 on Sunday]


MON 02:30 Book at Bedtime (b06zzmjz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Sunday]


MON 03:45 Dawn Lowe-Watson - Jasonland (b040hr5z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:45 on Sunday]


MON 04:00 John Galsworthy - The Forsyte Saga (b06zh1dw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Poetry Extra (b00765rw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 Life: An Idiot's Guide (b01qfjdg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 John Mortimer - Rumpole (b007jsf6)
The Man of God

Rumpole recalls the case of a light-fingered vicar.

"The Splendours And Miseries Of An Old Bailey Hack". Starring Maurice Denham as ageing London barrister-at-law Horace Rumpole and Margot Boyd as Hilda Rumpole

With Michael Spice as Guthrie Featherstone, John Savident as Judge Bullingham and Denys Hawthorne as Judge George Frobisher.

Originally a TV series created by writer and barrister John Mortimer, Rumpole hit the BBC radio airwaves in 1980. Case-by-case, Rumpole recalls his work at the Central Criminal Court of England and Wales.

Director: Ian Cotterell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1980.


MON 06:30 Pistols at Dawn (b00s6svn)
Between 1613 and 1614 it is claimed that every distinguished family in the UK lost a member to duelling. James I even campaigned against it, but the aristocracy wanted to retain it as a legal way of settling disputes 'honourably'. The practice continued until it was eventually outlawed at the end of the nineteenth century. Until it was, the duel has a fascinating place in British history as a means of 'solving' dispute and novelists and playwrights have been using it as a way of spicing up plots and intrigue along the way.

As a youngster, Justin Champion loved adventure novels that were jam-packed with sword play - The Three Musketeers, The Prisoner of Zenda and Scott's Waverley series. He has always been intrigued as to why men felt the urgency to defend their honour in such a dangerous way. In this programme, he tracks the history of the duel, its influence, some particularly pivotal duels, is shown how to sword fight and thinks he's found the reason why duelling eventually ceased as a practice in the UK.

Justin talks to experts of Shakespeare to discuss how frequently the Bard picked up on the duelling debate in many of his plays including Romeo and Juliet. He visits the Royal Armouries Collection in Leeds to witness a sword fight. Justin is shown the techniques and is handed a sword for a tutorial. He charts the move from sword to pistol and gets a tour behind the scenes at the Royal Armouries Collection to look at some important swords and pistols involved in duelling.

Justin also talks to fellow historians about significant duels and their political and literary impact. The duel has even been used by Cabinet Ministers and Prime Ministers as a way of settling their differences. We hear from BBC Diplomatic Correspondent, James Landale (who tells the story of his ancestor's involvement in the last fatal duel in Scotland in 1826) and who also tells listeners about Wellington's engagement in a duel in Battersea.

Listeners will also hear from a social historian of the 19th century about how the meaning of "honour" changed for men during this period and how a pension arrangement changed forever as the willingness of men to accept an invitation to "pistols at dawn".

Producer: Sarah Taylor

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2010.


MON 07:00 The Right Time (b0076mb8)
Series 4

Episode 2

From vampires and Feng Shui to turning 50.

Sketch show about life, written and performed by people who've lived a bit.

Stars Eleanor Bron, Dudley Sutton , Roger Blake, Paula Wilcox and Arthur Smith.

Written by Colin Bostock-Smith, Jill Brodie, John Pidgeon, Mike Haskins, Jan Etherington, Alex Lowe, George Poles, Arthur Smith, Chris Thompson and Pete Reynolds.

Script editors: Ed Dyson and George Poles.

Music by Ronnie & The Rex.

Producer: Katie Marsden

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2004.


MON 07:30 The Museum of Curiosity (b06z2853)
Series 8

Hound, Vickers, Smit

Professor of Ignorance John Lloyd and his curator Sarah Millican welcome:

* Rufus Hound, the comedian, actor, politician and Strictly Come Dancing winner
* Sir Tim Smit, who gave up being a music producer and took up gardening when he found the Lost Gardens of Heligan and founded the Eden Project
* Doris Vickers, from Vienna who studied astronomy but once woke up with an overwhelming desire to learn Latin, now combining the two as an archaeoastronomer.

The Museum's guests discuss how people could tell the time at night before the invention of clocks; how politics could be transformed with the obligatory wearing of lie-detecting suits; and why going ape in the mirror could help us see what makes us human.

Researchers: Anne Miller and Molly Oldfield of QI.

Producers: Richard Turner and James Harkin.

A BBC Radio Comedy production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in February 2016.


MON 08:00 Dad's Army (b007jqvj)
Series 3

A Question of Reference

Corporal Jones and Private Godfrey blunder on a Home Guard platoon exercise using live ammunition.

(The original TV episode has a very visual plot and is called 'The Desperate Drive of Corporal Jones', so changes were made to make it more meaningful for listeners).

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

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

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1976.


MON 08:30 Brothers in Law (b007k2wl)
Series 2

Disqualified

Bad driving results in a near miss for barrister Roger Thursby.

Starring Richard Briers as Roger Thursby, Julia Lockwood as Sally, John Barron as the Judge, Peter Jones as Piper, Garard Green as Sharp and John Ruddock as Smith.

Written by Henry Cecil and Basil Dawson.

Published in 1955, Henry Cecil's comic legal novel Brothers in Law was adapted first for TV in 1962 by Frank Muir and Denis Norden. It provided the first regular starring role for Richard Briers, who later reprised his role of the idealistic young lawyer Roger Thursby for BBC Radio between 1970 and 1972.

Producer: David Hatch.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1971.


MON 09:00 The Write Stuff (b00dvngt)
Series 8

Seamus Heaney

James Walton takes the chair for the game of literary correctness, flanked by captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh with guests Sue Limb and Andrew Motion. The author of the week and subject for pastiche is Seamus Heaney and the reader is Beth Chalmers.


MON 09:30 Tomorrow, Today! (b0175mdh)
Series 2

They Come to Freeze Our Children

An actress is forced to face her worst fear and work with a child.

Series two of Christopher William Hill's sitcom set in 1962. A BBC producer struggles to make a radio soap set in the unimaginably futuristic world of 2008.

Nigel Lavery ...... Peter Bowles
Sylvia Hann ...... Cheryl Campbell
Godfrey Winnard ..... John Fortune
Sir Angus McNairn ...... Gary Waldhorn
Hugo Kellerman ...... Joseph Kloska
Douglas Bennings ...... Jon Glover
Keith Wood ...... Sam Pamphilon
Cynthia Valentine ...... Rachel Atkins
Fenella Sayers ...... Ania Gordon
Director ...... Alex Lamipekun
Angela ...... Anna Bengo
Continuity ...... Simon Treves.

Producer: Liz Webb

First broadcast on Radio 4 in February 2008.


MON 10:00 David Wade - Alexander (b007jx2h)
The King's Son

Baby Alexander is born and there's friction between King Philip of Macedon and Queen Olympias.

David Wade's six-part serial on the life of Alexander the Great - starring Barry Foster, Simon Ward and Geraldine James.

Translator: Richmond Lattimore

Spirit of Achilles ...... Barry Foster
Spirit of Patroclus ...... Simon Ward
King Philip of Macedon ...... Brian Cox
Queen Olympias ...... Geraldine James
Young Alexander ...... Sam Crane
Antipatros ...... David March
Demosthenes ...... Malcolm Sinclair
Lysimachos ...... Keith Drinkel
Young Hephaistion ...... Gary King
Aristander ...... Barry Gordon
Artabazus ...... Philip Anthony
Kleitos ...... John Evitts
Leonidas ...... John Webb
Pusanias ...... James Telfer
Menapis ...... David Thorpe
Hellanike ...... Patti Holloway
Barsine ...... Oona Beeson
Clotho ...... Rachel Atkins
Lachesis ...... Jill Graham
Atropos ...... Diana Payan

Music: Wilfredo Acosta

Director: Glyn Dearman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1993.


MON 11:00 Elizabeth David Essays (b0702dbl)
John Wesley's Eye and Pleasing Cheeses

Nichola McAuliffe takes us on a culinary journey as she reads extracts from essays written by Britain's most inspirational food writer Elizabeth David.

These essays and articles are taken from her penultimate collection 'An Omelette and a Glass of Wine'. They show David's writing to be both witty and elegant and her passion for food, its history and its role in society come shining through these extracts.

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by Pier Productions.


MON 11:15 Paupers and Pig Killers (b007jx4d)
Series 1

Pastoral

Poor parishioners revolt and curious medical problems in the diary of Somerset parson William Holland. Stars Ronald Pickup.


MON 12:00 Dad's Army (b007jqvj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 Brothers in Law (b007k2wl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 John Mortimer - Rumpole (b007jsf6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 Pistols at Dawn (b00s6svn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 Tea Obreht - The Tiger's Wife (b00zzz2l)
Episode 6

Hattie Morahan and David Horovitch read Tea Obreht's evocative debut novel set in a Balkan country scarred by war, and where Natalia, a young doctor, is struggling to understand the mysterious circumstances of her grandfather's death. A tattered copy of The Jungle Book which her grandfather kept with him always, provides an unlikely clue, sending her on a quest that leads to the extraordinary stories of the deathless man and the tiger's wife. Today, a miracle leads to a second encounter between Natalia's grandfather and the deathless man.

Ann Patchett has this to say, "The Tiger's Wife is a marvel of beauty and imagination. Tea Obreht is a tremendously talented writer."

And T.C. Boyle says, "A novel of surpassing beauty, exquisitely wrought and magical. Tea Obreht is a towering new talent."

Tea Obreht is on "The New Yorker's Top Writers under 40 Fiction Issue" (June 2010), and at 24 was the youngest on the list. 'The Tiger's Wife' is one of the Waterstone's 11 - the best debuts that they have picked for 2011. Her short story, "The Sentry", appeared in the "Guardian Summer Fiction Issue", alongside stories by Hilary Mantel and David Mitchell.

She was born in 1985 in the former Yugoslavia, and raised in Belgrade, where she spent her childhood. In 1992, her family immigrated, and in 1997 eventually settled in the United States.

The readers are Hattie Morahan and David Horovitch.

Hattie Morahan has just appeared in Thea Sharrock's Sheffield Crucible revival of David Hare's play, "Plenty". She is well known to television audiences recently playing Miss Enid in Larkrise to Candleford. Radio 4 audiences will have heard her in several radio dramas including, the Classic Serial, "I, Claudius". Classic Serial.

David Horovitch has just appeared in the West End production of When We Are Married.

Abridged by Sally Marmion and produced by Elizabeth Allard.


MON 14:15 Incarnations: India in 50 Lives (b05wq1fh)
Akbar: The World and the Bridge

Professor Sunil Khilnani, from the King's India Institute in London, tells the story of Akbar, the greatest ruler of the Mughal Empire. Akbar seems to have managed to combine a ruthless early career with a startling religious tolerance in later life. His empire covered a huge swathe of the Indian subcontinent, from the Bay of Bengal in the east to the Arabian Sea, and southwards to the Deccan. Akbar showed no mercy in his pursuit of power and secured his gains with an iron fist. The defenders of a fort in Rajasthan chose mass suicide rather than surrender and Akbar went on to slaughter, some say, more than 20,000 inhabitants. And yet he seems to have grasped the diversity of beliefs and of culture across the land he ruled and propagated his own syncretic system of religious faith known as Din-I-Lahi. His stance has made him a pet for modern secularists but Professor Khilnani says we should be cautious. "However complex his motivations might have been, his commitment to pluralism yielded clear-cut instrumental advantages: it allowed him to expand his empire and maintain dominion over so many subjects."

Producer: Mark Savage
Researcher: Manu Pillai
Listeners can catch up with the series and see the list of remarkable Indians featured on the Radio 4 website.


MON 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b009j9hs)
Colette - Cheri

Episode 1

Colette's tale of a love affair between a courtesan and a man half her age, set in Paris before WWI.

1/5. After a six-year affair, Cheri announces to Lea he is about to enter into an arranged marriage.

Narrator ...... Lindsay Duncan
Cheri ...... Joseph Millson
Lea ...... Frances Barber
Madame Peloux ...... Brigit Forsyth

Directed by Pauline Harris.


MON 14:45 Book of the Week (b041vvvh)
Richard Benson - The Valley

Episode 1

Abridged from Richard Benson's epic family saga The Valley, the focus of this Book of the Week is on the story of the author's grandmother - Winnie Hollingworth (1909 - 2002) - and her life in the mining villages of the Dearne Valley in South Yorkshire.

This remarkable social history draws on years of research, interviews and anecdote which chart generations of carousing and banter, tears and fights all set against the background of a close-knit community where almost everybody worked either in the mines or the mills.

Richard Benson's first book, THE FARM which related the story of his own parents and brother and their livelihood in the Yorkshire Wolds was described as ' an extraordinary mixture of hardness and tenderness, wit and slog.. wonderful ' Ronald Blythe author of Akenfield. It went on to be a no.1 bestseller.

This new book is a powerful and moving achievement - it follows Winnie from her first romantic encounter: 'her heart beating hard and fast down in her whalebone and elastic' to her final years sitting in the lounge of a long rubber-tiled room with high-backed chairs around the walls.. ' where 'the residents either roost mutely or chat while their eyes search the room for a younger person who might play the piano for them.'

Ep. 1 : Miner, Walter Parkin brings his wife Annie to the Dearne Valley; at the age of fourteen their daughter Winnie goes into service, but her father's unpredictable temper exacerbated by war injuries, does not make her life easy.

Read by Richard Stacey
Producer: Jill Waters
Abridged and directed by Jill Waters
A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.


MON 15:00 David Wade - Alexander (b007jx2h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 The Write Stuff (b00dvngt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 16:30 Tomorrow, Today! (b0175mdh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


MON 17:00 The Right Time (b0076mb8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 17:30 The Museum of Curiosity (b06z2853)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 18:00 Terry Pratchett (b007jlxd)
Only You Can Save Mankind

1. ScreeWees are for Real?

As the alien fleet crosses the computer screen, 12 year-old Johnny Maxwell prepares to blow the ScreeWee into a million pieces - sparking a wild seesaw adventure involving space warfare, starships and aliens.

Terry Pratchett's sci-fi fantasy novel stars Tim Smith and Janet Dale.

Dramatised in three parts by Bob Hescott.

Johnny Maxwell …. Tim Smith
ScreeWee Captain …. Janet Dale
Gunnery Officer …. Michael Angelis
The PT Teacher …. Mark Finn
Wobbler …. Akhbar Karim
Johnny’s Mother …. Marian Kemmer
Johnny’s Father …. Laurence Rew
ScreeWee Crew Member …. Tessa Harrison
Newscaster …. Terry Pearson
Yo-less …. Peter Dalton
Big Mac …. Michael Peristrello
Kirsty …. Natalie Moore
Mr Patel …. Renu Setna

Producer: Brian Lighthill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1996.


MON 18:30 A Good Read (b0076391)
Jan Ravens and Anne Enright

Louise Doughty is joined by actress Jan Ravens and novelist Anne Enright to discuss paperbacks by JG Farrell, Margaret Forster and Chinua Achebe. From 2001.

Troubles by JG Farrell
Publisher: Phoenix

Have the Men Had Enough? by Margaret Forster
Publisher: Penguin

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
Publisher: Heinemann.


MON 19:00 Dad's Army (b007jqvj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 Brothers in Law (b007k2wl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 John Mortimer - Rumpole (b007jsf6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 Pistols at Dawn (b00s6svn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 Elizabeth David Essays (b0702dbl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:15 Paupers and Pig Killers (b007jx4d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


MON 22:00 The Museum of Curiosity (b06z2853)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 Fags, Mags and Bags (b010t5wm)
Series 4

Ayabassa Alan

More shop based shenanigans and over the counter philosophy, courtesy of Ramesh Mahju and his trusty sidekick Dave.

Written by and starring Donald McLeary and Sanjeev Kohli, Fags, Mags & Bags has proved a hit with the Radio 4 audience with this series picking up a Writers' Guild nomination for best comedy in 2011.

In this episode, which guest stars Kevin Eldon, the new dance craze Ayabassa sweeps the town. Meanwhile Dave finds a new friend in the shape of the local doctor which puts Ramesh's nose out.

So join the staff of Fags, Mags and Bags in their tireless quest to bring nice-price custard creams and cans of coke with Arabic writing on them to an ungrateful nation.

Ramesh Mahju has built up the business over the course of thirty years, and is a firmly entrenched feature of the local area. However, he does apply the "low return" rules of the shop to all other aspects of his life.

He is ably assisted by his shop sidekick Dave, a forty-something underachiever who shares Ramesh's love of the art of shopkeeping, even if he is treated like a slave.

Then of course there are Ramesh's sons, Sanjay and Alok, both surly and not particularly keen on the old school approach to shopkeeping. But they are natural successors to the business and Ramesh is keen to pass all his worldly wisdom onto them - whether they like it or not.

Cast:
Ramesh ..... Sanjeev Kohli
Dave ..... Donald Mcleary
Sanjay ..... Omar Raza
Alok ..... Susheel Kumar
Dr Southwell ..... Kevin Eldon
Mrs Begg ..... Marjory Hogarth
Mrs Armstrong ..... Maureen Carr
Lovely Sue ..... Julie Wilson Nimmo
Bra Jeff ..... Steven McNicol

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


MON 23:00 The News Quiz Extra (b07033cy)
Series 16

Episode 5

A satirical review of the week's news chaired by Miles Jupp. Tune in to hear some bonus material from the live recording that didn't quite make it into the regular weekly show.


MON 23:45 Hamish and Dougal: You'll Have Had Your Tea (b007jzy5)
Series 1

The Musical Evening

Mrs Naughtie performs the Dance of the Seven Voles. Stars Barry Cryer, Graeme Garden and Alison Steadman. From December 2002.



TUESDAY 09 FEBRUARY 2016

TUE 00:00 Terry Pratchett (b007jlxd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 A Good Read (b0076391)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 John Mortimer - Rumpole (b007jsf6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 Pistols at Dawn (b00s6svn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 Tea Obreht - The Tiger's Wife (b00zzz2l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:15 Incarnations: India in 50 Lives (b05wq1fh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b009j9hs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:45 Book of the Week (b041vvvh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 David Wade - Alexander (b007jx2h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 The Write Stuff (b00dvngt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:30 Tomorrow, Today! (b0175mdh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 The Right Time (b0076mb8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 The Museum of Curiosity (b06z2853)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 John Mortimer - Rumpole (b007k4nk)
The Defence of Guthrie Featherstone

Rumpole recalls the tale of a philandering member of chambers.

"The Splendours And Miseries Of An Old Bailey Hack". Starring Maurice Denham as ageing London barrister-at-law Horace Rumpole and Margot Boyd as Hilda Rumpole

With Michael Spice as Guthrie Featherstone, Angela Thorne as Marigold Featherstone and Michael Elphick as Bertie Timson.

Originally a TV series created by writer and barrister John Mortimer, Rumpole hit the BBC radio airwaves in 1980. Case-by-case, Rumpole recalls his work at the Central Criminal Court of England and Wales.

Director: Ian Cotterell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1980.


TUE 06:30 Payola, the Pluggers and The Father of Rock and Roll (b00nwyqn)
Continuing his fascination with maverick American radio DJs, Nick Barraclough tells the story of Alan Freed, the Pluggers - and the Payola scandal which blew up fifty years ago.

Alan Freed was one of the most popular DJs of the 1950s. Also known as Moondog, Freed became internationally-known for promoting black rhythm and blues under the name rock n' roll - a term he is credited with creating. Black artists including Little Richard and Chuck Berry would salute him for his pioneering attitude in breaking down racial barriers among the youth of 1950s America.

But in the late 1950s Freed came into conflict with The American Society of Composers and publishers who wouldn't allow their published songs to be played on what they considered to be increasingly vulgar rock n' roll radio. In November 1959 the ASCAP encouraged the House Legislative Committee to widen investigations. DJs who had accepted payments for playing records were scrutinized. In the end, TV presenter and DJ Dick Clark TV and Alan Freed were brought up for questioning and sentenced.

Featuring contributions from Alan Freed's children Lance and Alana Freed, Freed biographer John Jackson and Nashville Radio DJ Gerry House.

Producer: Sarah Cuddon

A Smooth Operations production first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2009


TUE 07:00 A Short Gentleman (b018xt55)
Episode 1

Robert sails through all his exams, but finding a girlfriend is more testing.

Hugh Bonneville stars as Robert Purcell, QC, a perfect specimen of the British Establishment, who applies faultless legal logic to his disastrous personal life.

Jon Canter's comic novel adapted by Robin Brooks.

Father ...... James Hayes
Mother ...... Nichola McAuliffe
Young Robert ...... Josef Lindsay
Pilkington ...... Ewan Bailey
Ticky Moxon-Smith ...... Katherine Jakeways
Judy Page ...... Tracy Wiles
Alan Temperley ...... Gerard McDermott

'Brilliant, but for God's sake don't let this book fall into the hands of any women - if they find out what we're really like we'll never hear the end of it.' Charlie Higson

'A witty, accomplished, and highly entertaining warning about the folly of ambition.' Mail on Sunday

'Elegantly written, civilised and genuinely funny.' The Scotsman

'Robert is infectious. You might just catch yourself bringing his loathsome logic to your own domestic dilemmas.' Time Out.

Jon Canter read Law at Cambridge, where he was President of Footlights, then worked as an advertising copywriter before becoming a radio and TV scriptwriter. His comic novels include Seeds of Greatness, A Short Gentleman and Worth.

Director: Jonquil Painting.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in From January 2012.


TUE 07:30 Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! (b06z2pmy)
Series 2

The Bodyguard

Milton offers his services as a bodyguard and discovers that a South American diva and a tent full of home-made jam don't mix - as well as he'd imagined.

Mention Milton Jones to most people and the first thing they think is 'Help!'. Because each week, Milton and his trusty assistant Anton (played by Milton regular, Tom Goodman-Hill) set out to help people and soon find they're embroiled in a new adventure. Because when you're close to the edge, then Milton can give you a push.

"Milton Jones is one of Britain's best gagsmiths with a flair for creating daft yet perfect one-liners." The Guardian.

"King of the surreal one-liners." The Times

"If you haven't caught up with Jones yet - do so!" The Daily Mail

Written by Milton with James Cary (Bluestone 42, Miranda) and Dan Evans (who co-wrote Milton's Channel 4 show House Of Rooms), the man they call "Britain's funniest Milton" returns to the radio with a fully-working cast and a shipload of new jokes.

The cast includes regulars Tom Goodman-Hill (Spamalot, Mr. Selfridge) as the ever-faithful Anton, Josie Lawrence and Dan Tetsell.

With music by Guy Jackson.

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


TUE 08:00 Round the Horne (b00nnpz7)
Series 3

Episode 20

Kenneth Horne in the sinister tale of 'The Head of the BBC Who Came From Out of the Cold' - and Julian and Sandy reveal how to get massive lallies at Body Bona.

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 June 1967.


TUE 08:30 The Men from the Ministry (b012h802)
Something of Value

Reputations are tarnished when the Crown Jewels are sent for cleaning.

A weekly tribute to all those who work in government departments.

Stars Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler. With Norma Ronald, Ronald Baddiley, John Graham and Sheila Wilcox.

Written by Edward Taylor and John Graham.

'The Men from the Ministry' ran for 14 series between 1962 and 1977. Deryck Guyler replaced Wilfrid Hyde-White from 1966. Sadly many episodes didn't survive in the archive, however the BBC's Transcription Service re-recorded 14 shows in 1980 - never broadcast in the UK, until the arrival of BBC Radio 4 Extra.

Producer: Edward Taylor

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 4 in August 1972.


TUE 09:00 The News Quiz Extra (b07033cy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:45 Hamish and Dougal: You'll Have Had Your Tea (b007jzy5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:45 on Monday]


TUE 10:00 David Wade - Alexander (b007jx2n)
I am Also Alexander

Alexander is used as a pawn in the war between his parents, and is educated by Aristotle.

Michael Maloney, Barry Foster and Simon Ward star in David Wade's serial on the life of Alexander the Great.

Alexander ...... Michael Maloney
Spirit of Achilles ...... Barry Foster
Spirit of Patroclus ...... Simon Ward
King Philip of Macedon ...... Brian Cox
Young Alexander ...... Sam Crane
Hephaistion ...... Alex Jennings
Young Hephaistion ...... Gary King
Queen Olympias ...... Geraldine James
Aristotle ...... John Moffat
Demosthenes ...... Malcolm Sinclair
Lysimachos ...... Keith Drinkel
Leonidas ...... John Webb
Ptolemy ...... Julian Rhind-Tutt
Philotas ...... Michael Onslow
Pusanias ...... James Telfer
Menapis ...... David Thorpe
Aristander ...... Barry Gordon
Demaratos ...... John Evitts

Music: Wilfredo Acosta

Director: Glyn Dearman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1993.


TUE 11:00 Elizabeth David Essays (b07036b2)
Ladies Halves and A Gourmet in Edwardian London

Nichola McAuliffe takes us on a culinary journey as she reads extracts from essays written by Britain's most inspirational food writer Elizabeth David.


TUE 11:15 Paupers and Pig Killers (b007jx4j)
Series 2

Don't Look Down Your Nose at Me, Sir

Unruly parishioners, lazy farmers and a bucolic manservant - the life of Somerset parson William Holland. Stars Ronald Pickup.


TUE 12:00 Round the Horne (b00nnpz7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 The Men from the Ministry (b012h802)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 John Mortimer - Rumpole (b007k4nk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 Payola, the Pluggers and The Father of Rock and Roll (b00nwyqn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 Tea Obreht - The Tiger's Wife (b0100261)
Episode 7

Hattie Morahan reads Tea Obreht's evocative debut novel set in a Balkan country scarred by war, and where Natalia, a young doctor, is struggling to understand the mysterious circumstances of her grandfather's death. A tattered copy of The Jungle Book which her grandfather kept with him always, provides an unlikely clue, sending her on a quest that leads to the extraordinary stories of the deathless man and the tiger's wife. Today, Natalia returns to the stories of her grandfather's childhood, and the truth about the failed hunt for the tiger emerges.

Tea Obreht is on "The New Yorker's Top Writers under 40 Fiction Issue" (June 2010), and at 24 was the youngest on the list. 'The Tiger's Wife' is one of the Waterstone's 11 - the best debuts that they have picked for 2011. Her short story, "The Sentry", appeared in the "Guardian Summer Fiction Issue", alongside stories by Hilary Mantel and David Mitchell.

She was born in 1985 in the former Yugoslavia, and raised in Belgrade, where she spent her childhood. In 1992, her family immigrated, and in 1997 eventually settled in the United States.

The reader is Hattie Morahan.

Abridged by Sally Marmion and produced by Elizabeth Allard.


TUE 14:15 Incarnations: India in 50 Lives (b05wy644)
Malik Ambar: The Dark Fated One

Prof. Sunil Khilnani profiles the life of Malik Ambar, an Ethiopian slave who rose to become a power-broker and king maker.

Malik Ambar's story challenges some of our familiar perceptions of slavery. He was part of a tradition of military slavery which created elite warriors, educated and nurtured by their masters and treated almost like sons. Once freed, his power base grew. He took on the mighty Mughal Empire of the north using sophisticated guerrilla tactics and an ability to harass his enemy under cover of darkness.

Emperor Jahangir became obsessed with the Ethiopian, calling him "the ill-starred Ambar" and "Ambar of dark fate". A painting commissioned by Jahangir shows the Ethiopian's severed head on a spear and the Emperor firing arrows into it. However, as Prof. Khilnani reveals, all is not what it seems in that image.

Sunil Khilnani contrasts the rise to power of a black African in 16th century India with contemporary Indian attitudes towards people of African descent - a racism even shared by Mahatma Gandhi during his South African years.

Producer: Jeremy Grange.


TUE 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b009j9hz)
Colette - Cheri

Episode 2

Colette's tale of a love affair between a Parisian courtesan and a man half her age, set in Paris before WWI.

2/5. Lea has to face the harsh reality of her young lover Cheri's marriage to another woman.

Narrator ...... Lindsay Duncan
Cheri ...... Joseph Millson
Lea ...... Frances Barber
Madame Peloux ...... Brigit Forsyth
Old Lili ...... Judith Davis

Directed by Pauline Harris.


TUE 14:45 Book of the Week (b042bfnl)
Richard Benson - The Valley

Episode 2

Abridged from Richard Benson's epic family saga The Valley, the focus of this Book of the Week is on the story of the author's grandmother - Winnie Hollingworth (1909 - 2002) - and her life in the mining villages of the Dearne Valley in South Yorkshire.

This remarkable social history draws on years of research, interviews and anecdote which chart generations of carousing and banter, tears and fights all set against the background of a close-knit community where almost everybody worked either in the mines or the mills.

Richard Benson's first book, THE FARM which related the story of his own parents and brother and their livelihood in the Yorkshire Wolds was described as ' an extraordinary mixture of hardness and tenderness, wit and slog.. wonderful ' Ronald Blythe author of Akenfield. It went on to be a no.1 bestseller .

This new book is a powerful and moving achievement - it follows Winnie from her first romantic encounter: 'her heart beating hard and fast down in her whalebone and elastic' to her final years sitting in the lounge of a long rubber-tiled room with high-backed chairs around the walls.. ' where 'the residents either roost mutely or chat while their eyes search the room for a younger person who might play the piano for them.'

Ep.2. On a summer evening in 1929 Winnie goes to her first dance at the Miners' Welfare Hall.

Read by Richard Stacey
Producer: Jill Waters
Abridged and directed by Jill Waters
A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.


TUE 15:00 David Wade - Alexander (b007jx2n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 It's Your Round (b00yjs4p)
Series 1

Episode 1

It's the comedy panel show with no format!

Find out what hilarity ensues when Rufus Hound, Miles Jupp, Sara Pascoe and Adam Hills do battle in the games that each of them have brought along,

Stand by for "Them Next Door", "What Does My Dad Know?", "Come To Romford!" and "Newspaper Headline or Cryptic Crossword Clue".

All these games are untried, untested and unpredictable so it could all end in disaster. But that's all part of the fun!

Angus Deayton is the host valiantly trying to keep the show together.

Writers: Angus Deayton, Ged Parsons and Paul Powell

Devised by Benjamin Partridge

Producer: Sam Michell.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2011.


TUE 16:30 Flying the Flag (b00sxjmy)
Series 2

No Sudden Moves

“It's hard enough coping with adult life as it is, without having children going about being cleverer than you are.”

East meets West in an epic chess game where politics, pride and chicken nuggets are at stake...

Alex Shearer's Eastern bloc embassy sitcom.

Starring Dinsdale Landen as HM Ambassador Mackenzie, Peter Acre as William Frost, Moir Leslie as Helen Waterson, Christopher Benjamin as Colonel Surikov and Richard Pearce as Keith Branley.

Producer: Pete Atkin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1988.


TUE 17:00 A Short Gentleman (b018xt55)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 17:30 Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! (b06z2pmy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 18:00 Terry Pratchett (b007jlxx)
Only You Can Save Mankind

2. I’ll See You in My Hallucinations

The ScreeWee Captain asks Johnny to lead them, but the Gunnery Officer has other ideas.

As the alien fleet crosses the computer screen, 12 year-old Johnny prepares to blow the ScreeWee into a million pieces - sparking a wild seesaw adventure involving space warfare, starships and aliens.

Terry Pratchett's sci-fi fantasy novel stars Tim Smith and Janet Dale.

Dramatised by Bob Hescott.

Johnny Maxwell …. Tim Smith
ScreeWee Captain …. Janet Dale
Gunnery Officer …. Michael Angelis
Newscaster …. Renu Setna
Wobbler …. Akbar Karim
Big Mac …. Michael Perestrelo
Yo-less …. Peter Dalton
ScreeWee Crew Member …. Tessa Harrison
Kirsty …. Natalie Moore
Johnny’s Father …. Laurence Rew
Johnny’s Mother …. Marian Kemmer
Nozzer …. David Hawkins
Shane …. Matthew Campion
The Architect …. Simon Carter

Producer: Brian Lighthill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1996.


TUE 18:30 That Reminds Me (b007jp9q)
Series 3

John Inman

Actor John Inman shares memories of his TV, stage and film career with an audience.

John recalls his early career in Rep and his love of playing dames in over 40 pantomimes. He also reveals behind-the-scenes tales playing Mr Humphries in the long-running classic BBC TV sitcom 'Are You Being Served?'.

Producer: Claire Jones

John Inman: Born: 28 June 1935. Died: 8 March 2007

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2001.


TUE 19:00 Round the Horne (b00nnpz7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 The Men from the Ministry (b012h802)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 John Mortimer - Rumpole (b007k4nk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 Payola, the Pluggers and The Father of Rock and Roll (b00nwyqn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 Elizabeth David Essays (b07036b2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 21:15 Paupers and Pig Killers (b007jx4j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


TUE 22:00 Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! (b06z2pmy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 Andrew Maxwell's Public Enemies (b03dv5n2)
The Internet

Andrew tackles the internet. Whether it's online pornography twisting our children's minds or GCHQ reading our emails, it seems only right to have a healthy distrust of the internet.

But surely, to paraphrase a former prime minister, there's no such thing as the Internet - there are men, and women, and lolcats. What is it about the internet that makes people on it so scary?

Andrew Maxwell is one of the UK's most informed and fearless stand ups. In this series of one-off stand up shows, he uses his trademark intelligence and political incisiveness to dig behind the clichés and assumptions about four possible threats to British society: food, the internet, drugs and Nationalism.

A series showcasing a comedian at the top of his abilities tackling difficult and important 'slow news' topics with a depth and perceptiveness that remains outside the remit of mainstream 'topical' comedy.

Written and performed by Andrew Maxwell.

Script edited by Paul Byrne.
Producer: Ed Morrish

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2013.


TUE 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b070d6j7)
From 10pm to midnight, seven days a week, the Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. Plus providing a departure from the normal comic encounter, country music 'legend' Tina C shares with us some of her childhood memories.


TUE 23:00 Revolting People (b00wlrp5)
Series 4

Pirates

Brimshaw, McGurk and the Oliphants attempt to flee to England. 1775 America sitcom. Stars Andy Hamilton. From May 2006.


TUE 23:30 Think the Unthinkable (b007k4g0)
Series 2

Genforce

The management consultants work with a suspicious energy company. Stars Emma Kennedy and Marcus Brigstocke. From November 2002.



WEDNESDAY 10 FEBRUARY 2016

WED 00:00 Terry Pratchett (b007jlxx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 That Reminds Me (b007jp9q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 John Mortimer - Rumpole (b007k4nk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 Payola, the Pluggers and The Father of Rock and Roll (b00nwyqn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 Tea Obreht - The Tiger's Wife (b0100261)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday]


WED 02:15 Incarnations: India in 50 Lives (b05wy644)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Tuesday]


WED 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b009j9hz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:45 Book of the Week (b042bfnl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 David Wade - Alexander (b007jx2n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 It's Your Round (b00yjs4p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:30 Flying the Flag (b00sxjmy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:30 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 A Short Gentleman (b018xt55)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! (b06z2pmy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 John Mortimer - Rumpole (b007jsgf)
The Show Folk

Rumpole recalls the case of an actress accused of murder.

"The Splendours And Miseries Of An Old Bailey Hack". Starring Maurice Denham as ageing London barrister-at-law Horace Rumpole.

With Derek Farr as Mr Justice Skelton, Peter Woodthorpe as Tommy Pierce and Jonathan Scott as Jarvis Allen.

Originally a TV series created by writer and barrister John Mortimer, Rumpole hit the BBC radio airwaves in 1980. Case-by-case, Rumpole recalls his work at the Central Criminal Court of England and Wales.

Director: Ian Cotterell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1980.


WED 06:30 Last Orders (b00qpslw)
Episode 1

A celebration of the pub landlord and landlady.

With pubs disappearing at the rate of more than three a day , signalling one of the most rapid cultural shifts of recent times, half a dozen landlords and landladies reflect on life as a licensee and explore what we're in danger of losing besides the beer and the buildings.
This rueful view from behind the bar includes reflections on the qualities of a good landlord or landlady; their role as community confessional and settler of tap room fights, dispenser of best bitter and pearls of wisdom.

We hear from old hands like Barbara, an ex-Bunny girl who runs the Grapes in London's Limehouse; Tetley Dave who fought a battle to keep the Shoulder of Mutton from closing in Castleford; Maureen from the Waggon and Horses at Langsett who's famous for her pies ; ex miner Dennis from Barnsley, whose concern is health and safety; stand-up comedian Toby- who recalls lining up six pints apiece for the miners coming off shift at his auntie's pub in a Yorkshire pit village ; and former Cambridge academic Tim, who's taken early retirement to open his first pub in York - the Pheonix- just as many others are shutting up shop.

How have these landlords and landladies kept their marriages together , living and working on the premises? How much of a tempatation was it to hit the top shelf and go for the optics after a hard day's graft behind the bar? Why do they think the pub can teach the next generation how to hold their drink .And how do they handle an objectionable customer without starting a wild-west barroom brawl?

Producer Lindsay Leonard.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2010.


WED 07:00 Married (b00c0c35)
Series 1

Episode 1

Confirmed bachelor Robin Lightfoot wakes up one morning and discovers to his horror that he’s married with two children.

Is it a nightmare, a practical joke or something much more sinister?

Hugh Bonneville stars in the first of three comedy series by Tony Bagley.

Robin ...... Hugh Bonneville
Lesley ...... Josie Lawrence
Julia ...... Barbara Murray
Dirk ...... Steve Frost
Penny ...... Melanie Hudson
Ned ...... Sam Bradley
Maxine ...... Ann Gosling
Policeman ...... Anthony Ofoegbu

Producer Claire Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1999.


WED 07:30 Tim FitzHigham: The Gambler (b05pnw2q)
Series 2

Episode 2

Adventuring comedian Tim FitzHigham recreates a 19th-century bet.

Can his pig (Gwladys) cross a bridge quicker than a waterman can row the width of the river beneath?

Producer: Joe Nunnery.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2015.


WED 08:00 The Navy Lark (b01hpx3c)
Series 6

The Bungalese Spies

Povey's in hot water with his wife and HMS Troutbridge sets sail on a secret mission.

Stars Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Ronnie Barker as Commander Bell, Richard Caldicote as Captain Povey and Heather Chasen as Mrs Povey.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in October 1963.


WED 08:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b0125g83)
Series 7

Episode 13

A look at love, sex and marriage - plus a tense climax in the hunt for the Professor Prune's Time Trousers.

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

Producer: David Hatch/Peter Titheradge

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 2 in April 1969.


WED 09:00 The Motion Show (b00768mm)
Series 3

Episode 3

Debates galore over staying home and getting fit.

Graeme Garden chairs the quirky battle of words and wit.

With Hugh Dennis, Gyles Brandreth, Arthur Smith and Emma Kennedy.

Producer: Helen Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2000


WED 09:30 The Party Line (b010p0pf)
Series 1

Episode 1

The frustrations of a backbench MP. Topical sitcom from Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis. Starring James Fleet. From May 2005.


WED 10:00 David Wade - Alexander (b007jx30)
Preparation of the Sacrifice

Young Alexander goes into battle to prove his manhood, meanwhile King Philip's remarriage plans cause tension....

Michael Maloney, Barry Foster and Simon Ward star in David Wade's serial on the life of Alexander the Great.

Alexander ...... Michael Maloney
Spirit of Achilles ...... Barry Foster
Spirit of Patroclus ...... Simon Ward
King Philip of Macedon ...... Brian Cox
Hephaistion ...... Alex Jennings
Queen Olympias ...... Geraldine James
Ptolemy ...... Julian Rhind-Tutt
Philotas ...... Michael Onslow
Pusanias ...... James Telfer
Aristander ...... Barry Gordon
Demaratos ...... John Evitts
Parmenion ...... John Rye
Antipatros ...... David March
Demosthene ...... Malcolm Sinclair
Attalos ...... John Baddeley

Music: Wilfredo Acosta

Director: Glyn Dearman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1993.


WED 11:00 Elizabeth David Essays (b0704qwh)
Have It Your Way and Syllabubs

Made for 4 Extra. Nichola McAuliffe takes us on a culinary journey as she reads extracts from essays written by Britain's most inspirational food writer Elizabeth David.


WED 11:15 Paupers and Pig Killers (b007lzdp)
Series 2

Travel Broadens the Seat

A hectic social visit to Bath with his family, and more from the diary of Somerset parson William Holland. Stars Ronald Pickup.


WED 12:00 The Navy Lark (b01hpx3c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b0125g83)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 John Mortimer - Rumpole (b007jsgf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 Last Orders (b00qpslw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 Tea Obreht - The Tiger's Wife (b0100grn)
Episode 8

Hattie Morahan reads Tea Obreht's evocative debut novel set in a Balkan country scarred by war, and where Natalia, a young doctor, is struggling to understand the mysterious circumstances of her grandfather's death. A tattered copy of The Jungle Book which her grandfather kept with him always provides an unlikely clue, sending her on a quest that leads to the extraordinary stories of the deathless man and the tiger's wife. Today, a bid to save the tiger's wife has an unwanted outcome.

Ann Patchett has this to say, "The Tiger's Wife is a marvel of beauty and imagination. Tea Obreht is a tremendously talented writer."

And T.C. Boyle says, "A novel of surpassing beauty, exquisitely wrought and magical. Tea Obreht is a towering new talent."

Tea Obreht is on "The New Yorker's Top Writers under 40 Fiction Issue" (June 2010), and at 24 was the youngest on the list. 'The Tiger's Wife' is one of the Waterstone's 11 - the best debuts that they have picked for 2011. Her short story, "The Sentry", appeared in the "Guardian Summer Fiction Issue", alongside stories by Hilary Mantel and David Mitchell.

She was born in 1985 in the former Yugoslavia, and raised in Belgrade, where she spent her childhood. In 1992, her family immigrated, and in 1997 eventually settled in the United States.

The reader is Hattie Morahan who has just appeared in Thea Sharrock's Sheffield Crucible revival of David Hare's play, "Plenty". She is well known to television audiences recently playing Miss Enid in Larkrise to Candleford. Radio 4 audiences will have heard her in several radio dramas including, the Classic Serial, "I, Claudius". Classic Serial.

Abridged by Sally Marmion and produced by Elizabeth Allard.


WED 14:15 Incarnations: India in 50 Lives (b05wyhp3)
Dara Shikoh: The Meeting Place of the Two Oceans

Prof. Sunil Khilnani profiles one of the most beguiling intellectual figures of his age, a man whose story resonates today as one of India's great 'what if' moments. Dara Shikoh was the scholar and heir to the Mughal throne whose war against his brother Aurangzeb ended in humiliation, the prince condemned to death and paraded through the streets of Delhi on a miserable, worn-out elephant.

Dara was the eldest - and favourite - son of Emperor Shah Jahan. He became known in the Mughal court as Baba Dara - a Mughal Daddy's Boy - and spent his princely allowance pursuing his passion for religious ideas and translating scriptures. In doing so he opened a door to Indian religion and philosophy for later Western scholars.

Dara believed that all religions converged to a single monotheistic truth, like rivers meeting together in the ocean. This was enough for his brother to label him an apostate and to wage a war of succession for the Mughal throne. Sunil Khilnani is in Delhi where, after his capture, Dara Shikoh's public humiliation and execution were played out. He considers how different the course of Indian history might have been if Dara had been victorious and Aurangzeb had been the one paraded through the city dressed in rags.

Producer: Jeremy Grange.


WED 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b009kjh2)
Colette - Cheri

Episode 3

Colette's tale of a love affair between a Parisian courtesan and a man half her age, set in Paris before WWI.

3/5. Cheri returns from honeymoon dissatisfied, yearning to know where Lea has fled.

Narrator ...... Lindsay Duncan
Cheri ...... Joseph Millson
Madame Peloux ...... Brigit Forsyth
Edmee ...... Laura Harding
Desmond/Ernest ...... Conrad Nelson

Directed by Pauline Harris.


WED 14:45 Book of the Week (b042bg3x)
Richard Benson - The Valley

Episode 3

Abridged from Richard Benson's epic family saga The Valley, the focus of this Book of the Week is on the story of the author's grandmother - Winnie Hollingworth (1909 - 2002) - and her life in the mining villages of the Dearne Valley in South Yorkshire.

This remarkable social history draws on years of research, interviews and anecdote which chart generations of carousing and banter, tears and fights all set against the background of a close-knit community where almost everybody worked either in the mines or the mills.

Richard Benson's first book, THE FARM which related the story of his own parents and brother and their livelihood in the Yorkshire Wolds was described as ' an extraordinary mixture of hardness and tenderness, wit and slog.. wonderful ' Ronald Blythe author of Akenfield. It went on to be a no.1 bestseller.

This new book is a powerful and moving achievement - it follows Winnie from her first romantic encounter: 'her heart beating hard and fast down in her whalebone and elastic' to her final years sitting in the lounge of a long rubber-tiled room with high-backed chairs around the walls.. ' where 'the residents either roost mutely or chat while their eyes search the room for a younger person who might play the piano for them.'

Ep 3. Winnie's pregnancy, the catalyst for her marriage turns out to be a false alarm, but when she becomes pregnant again, she and Harry decide they can just about afford to move into their own home.

Read by Richard Stacey
Producer: Jill Waters
Abridged and directed by Jill Waters
A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.


WED 15:00 David Wade - Alexander (b007jx30)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 The Motion Show (b00768mm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


WED 16:30 The Party Line (b010p0pf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


WED 17:00 Married (b00c0c35)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 17:30 Tim FitzHigham: The Gambler (b05pnw2q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 18:00 Terry Pratchett (b007ncfp)
Only You Can Save Mankind

3. Is This Just Fantasy?

Johnny has the flu and wants to go to bed, but the ScreeWee Captain is still in trouble.

As the alien fleet crosses the computer screen, 12 year-old Johnny prepares to blow the ScreeWee into a million pieces - sparking a wild seesaw adventure involving space warfare, starships and aliens.

The conclusion of Terry Pratchett's sci-fi fantasy novel starring Tim Smith and Janet Dale.

Johnny Maxwell …. Tim Smith
ScreeWee Captain …. Janet Dale
Gunnery Officer …. Michael Angelis
The PT Teacher …. Mark Finn
Wobbler …. Akhbar Karim
Johnny’s Mother …. Marian Kemmer
Johnny’s Father …. Laurence Rew
ScreeWee Crew Member …. Tessa Harrison
Newscaster …. Terry Pearson
Yo-less …. Peter Dalton
Big Mac …. Michael Peristrello
Kirsty …. Natalie Moore
Kirsty’s Mother …. Tina Gray
Mr Patel …. Renu Setna

With David Hawkins, Matthew Campion and Simon Carter

Dramatised by Bob Hescott.

Producer: Brian Lighthill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1996.


WED 18:30 Off the Page (b0076zcp)
Schadenfreude

Dominic Arkwright discusses the joy of seeing your rivals fail with Anna Raeburn, Andrew Oswald and Simon Evans. From July 2006.


WED 19:00 The Navy Lark (b01hpx3c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b0125g83)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 John Mortimer - Rumpole (b007jsgf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 Last Orders (b00qpslw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 Elizabeth David Essays (b0704qwh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 21:15 Paupers and Pig Killers (b007lzdp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


WED 22:00 Tim FitzHigham: The Gambler (b05pnw2q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 Andrew Lawrence: How Did We End Up Like This? (b01nl9pk)
Communication

Andrew Lawrence continues his comic explanation of our development via stand up, sketch and song.

This time, Andrew discusses Communication.

Sara Pascoe and Marek Larwood assist.

Producer: Jane Berthoud

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2012.


WED 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b070d6xs)
From 10pm to midnight, seven days a week, the Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. Plus country music 'legend' Tina C shares with y'all some more childhood recollections.


WED 23:00 In and Out of the Kitchen (b01pz9xz)
Series 2

The Review

Cookery writer Damien Trench once again opens his life up to the public as we follow him through another few days in his life.

It's a new year and Damien and Anthony are undergoing fresh works on their house. They are "going upstairs" (having a loft conversion) and so Mr Mullaney, their builder, is once again installed to look after the project.

Meanwhile, Anthony and Damien discuss what to do with their spare room, and Ian Frobisher, Damien's agent, convinces him to do a restaurant review, as a favour to Pink Floyd.

Written by Miles Jupp.

Damien Trench ...... Miles Jupp
Anthony MacIlveny ...... Justin Edwards
Damien's Mother ...... Selina Cadell
Mr Mullaney ...... Brendan Dempsey
Ian Frobisher ...... Philip Fox
Helen ...... Georgina Rich
Waitress ...... Sarah Thom

Producer: Sam Michell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2013.


WED 23:30 And Now in Colour (b007w56x)
Series 1

Fairground

The sketch show team take their audience to the fair for Will's birthday – and England’s World Cup clichés...

Precision comedy written and performed by Tim Firth, Tim de Jongh, Michael Rutger and William Vandyck.

Producer: Lissa Evans

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1990



THURSDAY 11 FEBRUARY 2016

THU 00:00 Terry Pratchett (b007ncfp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 Off the Page (b0076zcp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 John Mortimer - Rumpole (b007jsgf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 Last Orders (b00qpslw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 Tea Obreht - The Tiger's Wife (b0100grn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:15 Incarnations: India in 50 Lives (b05wyhp3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b009kjh2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:45 Book of the Week (b042bg3x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 David Wade - Alexander (b007jx30)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 The Motion Show (b00768mm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:30 The Party Line (b010p0pf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 Married (b00c0c35)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 Tim FitzHigham: The Gambler (b05pnw2q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 John Mortimer - Rumpole (b007jsgq)
The Fascist Beast

Rumpole takes on a new pupil and defends a racist politician.

"The Splendours And Miseries Of An Old Bailey Hack". Starring Maurice Denham as ageing London barrister-at-law Horace Rumpole and Margot Boyd as Hilda Rumpole

With John Bott as Judge Jameson, Michael Spice as Guthrie Featherstone, Lockwood West as Mr Keith and Saeed Jaffrey as Lutuf Khan.

Originally a TV series created by writer and barrister John Mortimer, Rumpole hit the BBC radio airwaves in 1980. Case-by-case, Rumpole recalls his work at the Central Criminal Court of England and Wales.

Director: Ian Cotterell.


THU 06:30 Last Orders (b00qx1m5)
Episode 2

Conclusion of a two-part celebration of the pub landlord and landlady.

With pubs disappearing at the rate of more than three a day, signalling one of the most rapid cultural shifts of recent times, half a dozen landlords and landladies reflect on life as a licensee and explore what we're in danger of losing besides the beer and the buildings.

This rueful view from behind the bar includes reflections on the qualities of a good landlord or landlady; their role as community confessional and settler of tap room fights, dispenser of best bitter and pearls of wisdom.

We hear from old hands like Barbara, an ex-Bunny girl who runs the Grapes in London's Limehouse; Tetley Dave who fought a battle to keep the Shoulder of Mutton from closing in Castleford; Maureen from the Waggon and Horses at Langsett who's famous for her pies; ex miner Dennis from Barnsley, whose bête noir is health and safety; stand-up comedian Toby- who recalls lining up six pints apiece for the miners coming off shift at his auntie's pub in a Yorkshire pit village; and former Cambridge academic Tim, who's taken early retirement to open his first pub in York - the Phoenix- just as many others are shutting up shop.

How have these landlords and landladies kept their marriages together , living and working on the premises? How much of a tempatation was it to hit the top shelf and go for the optics after a hard day's graft behind the bar? Why do they think the pub can teach the next generation how to hold their drink. And how do they handle an objectionable customer without starting a wild-west barroom brawl?

Producer Lindsay Leonard.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2010


THU 07:00 PG Wodehouse (b00b41fq)
What Ho! Jeeves: Joy in the Morning

Florence Craye

Trapped in the Hampshire hamlet of Steeple Bumpleigh, Bertie Wooster meets an old flame.

PG Wodehouse's romp starring Michael Hordern and Richard Briers.

Adapted in seven-parts by Chris Miller.

Jeeves ...... Michael Hordern
Bertie Wooster ..... Richard Briers
Florence Craye ..... Bronwen Williams
Stilton Cheesewright ..... Michael Kilgarriff
Salesman ..... Bruce Bennett

Producer: Simon Brett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1978.


THU 07:30 John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme (b06z5240)
Series 5

Episode 5

John Finnemore's fifth series of his multi-award-winning sketch show, joined as ever by Margaret Cabourn-Smith, Simon Kane, Lawry Lewin and Carrie Quinlan.

This week finds John making a heartfelt serving suggestion and Lawry trying to keep himself busy. And, well, since you ask him for a curious tale of murder...

John is the writer and star of Cabin Pressure and John Finnemore's Double Acts, regular guest on The Now Show and The Unbelievable Truth.

"One of the most consistently funny sketch shows for quite some time" - The Guardian
"The best sketch show in years, on television or radio" - The Radio Times
"The inventive sketch show ... continues to deliver the goods" - The Daily Mail
"Superior comedy" - The Observer

Written by and starring ... John Finnemore

Original music composed by ... Susannah Pearse
Original music performed by ... Jason Hazeley

Producer: Ed Morrish

A BBC Radio Comedy production first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2016.


THU 08:00 Steptoe and Son (b007jnbp)
Series 5

Men of Property

Albert and Harold set out to buy their rag and bone yard's freehold.

Starring Wilfrid Brambell as Albert and Harry H Corbett as Harold. With Norman Bird, Jeanne Cook and Michael McClain.

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 was set in a house with a yard full of junk, featuring the lives of rag and bone men Albert Steptoe and his son Harold and it was the spark for a run of 8 series for TV.

Written for TV and adapted for radio by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Produced by Bobby Jaye

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 2 in June 1974.


THU 08:30 Radio Active (b007jy95)
Series 3

Euroshow

Britain's first national local radio station goes continental with reporters in Berlin, Paris and Madrid.

Let's go Eurowide with a great big Eurowelcome in Germany, France and Italy for the first ever Euroshow. Broadcasting to over 12,000,000 Eurohomes in unforgettable Eurosound.

Starring :

Helen Atkinson-Wood
Angus Deayton
Geoffrey Perkins
Philip Pope
Michael Fenton-Stevens

Written by Angus Deayton and Geoffrey Perkins. With Jon Canter, Moray Hunter and John Docherty.

Producer: Jamie Rix

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1983.


THU 09:00 The Food Quiz (b0076gyp)
Series 1

Episode 1

Jay Rayner puts well-known gastronomes through their culinary paces.

On the menu:

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
Anissa Helou
Matthew Fort
Clarissa Dickson Wright

Producer: Rebecca Wells

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2003.


THU 09:30 The Senses (b0704zzg)
Touch

A busy doctor's surgery is failing its patients until the loyal receptionist discovers she has a gift.

Starring Polly James and Michael Angelis.

Marjorie ...... Polly James
Dr Cole ...... Michael Angelis
Angela ...... Bridget Turner
Graham ...... Simon McBurney
Emily ...... Avis Bunnage
Jill ...... Kay Stonham
Alan ...... Roger Hyams

Senses is a six-part comedy drama boasting a stellar list of star names, including Joan Sims, Charles Gray, Alex Jennings, Sylvestra Le Touzel, Geoffrey Palmer, Lynda Bellingham, Brian Murphy, Rodney Bewes, Liz Fraser, Rory McGrath and Maurice Denham.

As writer Bob Sinfield explains: "The six half-hour plays dealt respectively with the five obvious senses plus the er...other one".

Producer: David Tylerl

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 4 in 1990.


THU 10:00 David Wade - Alexander (b007jx34)
The Road to Gordium

Warrior Alexander becomes King of Macedon and sets out to conquer the world.

Michael Maloney and Barry Foster star in David Wade's serial on the life of Alexander the Great.

Alexander ...... Michael Maloney
Spirit of Achilles ...... Barry Foster
Spirit of Patroclus ...... Simon Ward
Hephaistion ...... Alex Jennings
Queen Olympias ...... Geraldine James
Darius ...... Charles Kay
Harpalos ...... Dominic Letts
Perdikkas ...... Mark Straker
Charidemos ...... Jonathan Adams
Ptolemy ...... Julian Rhind-Tutt
Philotas ...... Michael Onslow
Anteas ...... Barry Gordon
Simmias ...... John Evitts
Antipatros ...... David March
Demosthene ...... Malcolm Sinclair
Nabarzanes ...... John Baddeley

Music: Wilfredo Acosta

Director: Glyn Dearman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1993.


THU 11:00 Elizabeth David Essays (b0704zzj)
Lucky Dip and How Publishers Like to Have Their Cake and Eat It

Nichola McAuliffe takes us on a culinary journey as she reads extracts from essays written by Britain's most inspirational food writer Elizabeth David.


THU 11:15 Paupers and Pig Killers (b007m03j)
Series 2

Episode 3

Can rowdy Robert avoid the ladies and quit booze? The diary of Somerset parson William Holland. Stars Ronald Pickup.


THU 12:00 Steptoe and Son (b007jnbp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 Radio Active (b007jy95)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 John Mortimer - Rumpole (b007jsgq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 Last Orders (b00qx1m5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 Tea Obreht - The Tiger's Wife (b0100lmv)
Episode 9

Hattie Morahan and David Horovitch read Tea Obreht's evocative debut novel set in a Balkan country scarred by war, and where Natalia, a young doctor, is struggling to understand the mysterious circumstances of her grandfather's death. A tattered copy of The Jungle Book which her grandfather kept with him always, provides an unlikely clue, sending her on a quest that leads to the extraordinary stories of an immortal man and the tiger's wife. Today, Natalia's grandfather has a further encounter with the deathless man.

Tea Obreht is on "The New Yorker's Top Writers under 40 Fiction Issue" (June 2010), and at 24 was the youngest on the list. 'The Tiger's Wife' is one of the Waterstone's 11 - the best debuts that they have picked for 2011. Her short story, "The Sentry", appeared in the "Guardian Summer Fiction Issue", alongside stories by Hilary Mantel and David Mitchell.

She was born in 1985 in the former Yugoslavia, and raised in Belgrade, where she spent her childhood. In 1992, her family immigrated, and in 1997 eventually settled in the United States.

The readers are Hattie Morahan and David Horovitch.

Abridged by Sally Marmion and produced by Elizabeth Allard.


THU 14:15 Incarnations: India in 50 Lives (b05wyq66)
Shivaji: Dreaming Big

Shivaji was the 17th century warrior-king who challenged the Muslim Moghul Empire and today stands as a symbol of Hindu pride. Prof. Sunil Khilnani explores Shivaji's multiple incarnations, the latest of which is as a role model for corporate networkers and deal-makers.

Shivaji is the presiding spirit of the state of Maharashtra and its capital, Mumbai. The city's airport and main railway station are named after him and there are plans for a statue of Shivaji, twice the size of the Statue of Liberty, to be built out to sea from the city. His martial image, sword in hand, is a symbol of regional and Hindu identity. But Sunil Khilnani argues that Shivaji was a self-made man, the product of relentless self-improvement: "From relatively small beginnings, he plotted, sweated, and traded up to glory."

Prof. Khilnani discovers Shivaji's legacy in a gym in a working class neighbourhood of Mumbai and among career-minded pilgrims on a corporate bonding trip to the mountaintop site of Shivaji's coronation.

Producer: Jeremy Grange
Original music composed by Talvin Singh.


THU 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b009j9jc)
Colette - Cheri

Episode 4

Colette's tale of a love affair between a Parisian courtesan and a man half her age, set in Paris before WWI.

4/5. Lea has returned to Paris, lonely and yearning for her young lover Cheri. Mme Peloux, Cheri's mother, brings news of him.

Narrator ...... Lindsay Duncan
Cheri ...... Joseph Millson
Madame Peloux ...... Brigit Forsyth

Directed by Pauline Harris.


THU 14:45 Book of the Week (b042bjp5)
Richard Benson - The Valley

Episode 4

Abridged from Richard Benson's epic family saga The Valley, the focus of this Book of the Week is on the story of the author's grandmother - Winnie Hollingworth (1909 - 2002) - and her life in the mining villages of the Dearne Valley in South Yorkshire.

This remarkable social history draws on years of research, interviews and anecdote which chart generations of carousing and banter, tears and fights all set against the background of a close-knit community where almost everybody worked either in the mines or the mills.

Richard Benson's first book, THE FARM which related the story of his own parents and brother and their livelihood in the Yorkshire Wolds was described as ' an extraordinary mixture of hardness and tenderness, wit and slog.. wonderful ' Ronald Blythe author of Akenfield. It went on to be a no.1 bestseller.

This new book is a powerful and moving achievement - it follows Winnie from her first romantic encounter: 'her heart beating hard and fast down in her whalebone and elastic' to her final years sitting in the lounge of a long rubber-tiled room with high-backed chairs around the walls.. ' where 'the residents either roost mutely or chat while their eyes search the room for a younger person who might play the piano for them.'

Ep 4. Life in the Dearne changes with the outbreak of the Second World War. Harry continues to develop his musical and entertaining career, with more nights out on the circuit.

Read by Richard Stacey
Abridged and directed by Jill Waters
A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.


THU 15:00 David Wade - Alexander (b007jx34)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 The Food Quiz (b0076gyp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


THU 16:30 The Senses (b0704zzg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


THU 17:00 PG Wodehouse (b00b41fq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 17:30 John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme (b06z5240)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 18:00 Wally K Daly (b007js6f)
625Y

1. Discovery

Research scientist Kate Brown makes a dramatic discovery in he r laboratory about human genes.

But when her news starts to spread, events rapidly spiral out of control...

Starring Amanda Root and Geoffrey Whitehead.

Wally K Daly's intriguing two-part sci-fi drama.

Kate Brown …. Amanda Root
Professor Slingsby …. Geoffrey Whitehead
Joe Barnard …. Jon Strickland
Reporter …. Elizabeth Conboy
Prime Minister …. Chris Tranchell
Minister of Defence …. Ian Masters
Major Peters …. Brett Usher
Danny Flowers …. Stuart Milligan
Lab Technician …. Harry Myers
Minister of Health …. Sandra Clark

Director: Gordon House.

First broadcast as a one hour drama on BBC Radio 4 in January 1999.


THU 18:30 Great Lives (b0076y1d)
Series 9

Sigmund Freud

4 Extra Debut. Satirist Craig Brown chooses the father of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud. With Adam Phillips and Matthew Parris. From April 2006.


THU 19:00 Steptoe and Son (b007jnbp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 Radio Active (b007jy95)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 John Mortimer - Rumpole (b007jsgq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 Last Orders (b00qx1m5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 Elizabeth David Essays (b0704zzj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


THU 21:15 Paupers and Pig Killers (b007m03j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


THU 22:00 John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme (b06z5240)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 Newsjack (b07052l1)
Series 14

Episode 1

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

This week Nish is joined by Celeste Dring, Jess Ransom and Mike Wozniak.

Newsjack was script edited by Grainne Maguire and Liam Beirne. The producers were Matt Stronge and Suzy Grant.

It was a BBC Radio Comedy Production.


THU 23:00 Believe It! (b01h73pg)
Series 1

Drink

Believe it!

Celebrity autobiographies are everywhere. Richard Wilson has always said he'd never write one.
Based on glimmers of truth, BELIEVE IT is the hilarious, bizarre, revealing (and, most importantly, untrue) celebrity radiography of Richard Wilson.

He narrates the series, weaving in and out of dramatised scenes from his fictional life-story. He plays a heavily exaggerated version of himself: a Scots actor and national treasure, unmarried, private, passionate about politics, theatre and Manchester United (all true), who's a confidant of the powerful and has survived childhood poverty, a drunken father, years of fruitless grind, too much success, monstrosity, addiction, charity work, secret work for governments and fierce rivalry with Sean Connery (not true). All the melodramatic staples of celebrity-autobiography are wonderfully undercut by Richard's deadpan delivery.

(The title - in case you hadn't spotted - is an unashamed reference to his famous catchphrase.)
Richard is supported by a small core cast viz:

David Tennant
John Sessions
Lewis Macleod
Arabella Weir
And Jane Slavin
Who plays anyone and everyone!

Ghost written by Jon Canter
Produced by: Clive Brill
A Pacificus Production for BBC Radio 4.


THU 23:30 The Consultants (b00dbj10)
Series 1

Episode 3

The team tackle an unusual case of sexual harassment. With Neil Edmond, Justin Edwards and James Rawlings. From February 2003.


THU 23:45 World of Pub (b008pb2m)
Series 1

Episode 3

Dodgy Phil builds the world's biggest pub named after the Titanic, but is it undrinkable? Stars John Thomson. From March 1998.



FRIDAY 12 FEBRUARY 2016

FRI 00:00 Wally K Daly (b007js6f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 Great Lives (b0076y1d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 John Mortimer - Rumpole (b007jsgq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 Last Orders (b00qx1m5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 Tea Obreht - The Tiger's Wife (b0100lmv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:15 Incarnations: India in 50 Lives (b05wyq66)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b009j9jc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:45 Book of the Week (b042bjp5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 David Wade - Alexander (b007jx34)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 The Food Quiz (b0076gyp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:30 The Senses (b0704zzg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 PG Wodehouse (b00b41fq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme (b06z5240)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 John Mortimer - Rumpole (b007jsh4)
The Case of Identity

Rumpole deals with some dubious alibis in court and in chambers.

"The Splendours And Miseries Of An Old Bailey Hack". Starring Maurice Denham as ageing London barrister-at-law Horace Rumpole.

With Robert Harris as Mr Justice Vosper, Michael Spice as Guthrie Featherstone, Brian Carroll as Erskine-Brown and Amanda Murray as Phillida Trant.

Originally a TV series created by writer and barrister John Mortimer, Rumpole hit the BBC radio airwaves in 1980. Case-by-case, Rumpole recalls his work at the Central Criminal Court of England and Wales.

Director: Peter King

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1980.


FRI 06:30 In Search of My Lizard Brain (b00rtdps)
At the 3rd annual London Fifty at Hoxton Hall in Shoreditch in January 2010, ventriloquist Nina Conti left Monkey behind and watched 50 hours of improvisation, directed by Dana Anderson, Canadian creator of the Improvathon (or Soapathon) and Adam Meggido, of the innovative London theatre, The Sticking Place.

It was Ken Campbell who first brought the idea of the Improvathon - a marathon of improvised drama and comedy - to Britain from Canada, where he'd been inspired by Dana Anderson and his Die-Nasty company at Edmonton's Varscona Theatre.

25 actors gathered for the 6pm start on Friday, and most of them were still there when it ended at 9pm on Sunday. So was the audience, though there were some thin periods in the early hours of the morning. The theme was loosely Victorian and on stage at various times were Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, Charles Dickens, Oscar Wilde, Jane Austen and many made up characters.

Once the actors have been improvising for 30 hours they experience what Dana calls 'Stargate' and find themselves 'being' rather than acting. They no longer have to think about what to do or say on stage - it just happens. They define this as being in touch with their 'lizard' or instinctual brain.

Nina asked Dr Mark Lythgoe, Director of the Centre for Advanced Biomedical Imaging at University College London to account for this; he puts it down to a combination of sleep deprivation and creative high, which leads to disinhibition.

For actors and audience the Improvathon proved an extraordinary and compelling experience. Nina was most struck by the sense of community and support it engendered, as the actors pulled together to keep each other going and, by saying 'yes' to every new idea, took themselves and the production to new levels.

Producer: Marya Burgess


FRI 07:00 Dry Slopes (b0075178)
Series 2

Emma

Does the fact that Emma is married, has a son and is moving to Mauritius mean that she's no longer interested in Angus - or is she just playing hard to get?

It would be a lot easier to dine out if he could talk to her instead of her answer machine, even though it is a good Listener.

Written by and starring Nick Ball.

Angus ...... Nick Ball
Mum ...... Mum

With Robert Hartley, Wayne Forester and Julie Gibbs.

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1997.


FRI 07:30 So Wrong It's Right (b01jrjq8)
Series 3

Episode 5

Charlie Brooker hosts the comedy show that seeks the finest wrong answers, with guest comics Susan Calman and Miles Jupp plus writer Shaun Pye on the panel.

So Wrong It's Right sees Charlie ask his guests to pitch their finest terrible ideas and to disclose the most shameful, yet entertaining, stories from their lives.

In this episode, Charlie challenges his guests to recall the stupidest thing they've ever believed and to suggest the best ideas for the worst new sport for the London 2012 Olympics.

The host of So Wrong It's Right, Charlie Brooker, also presents BBC4s acclaimed Newswipe and Screenwipe series, and is an award winning columnist for The Guardian. He also won Best Newcomer at the British Comedy Awards 2009.

Produced by Aled Evans
A Zeppotron Production for BBC Radio 4.


FRI 08:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jpl8)
Series 6

The Elopement

With Bill suffering heartache, can Sid and The Lad Himself smooth the path to true love?

Starring Tony Hancock.

With Sidney James, Bill Kerr, Lillian Grasson, Wilfred Babbage, Fraser Kerr and Lee Crutchley.

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 November 1959.


FRI 08:30 The Goon Show (b0089j6x)
Series 6

The Choking Horror

Hair-raising events for Neddie Seagoon when London's monuments are sabotaged.

Groundbreaking, surreal BBC radio comedy written by Spike Milligan.

Starring:
Peter Sellers
Harry Secombe
Spike Milligan

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

With the Ray Ellington Quartet and Max Geldray.

Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott.

Announcer: Wallace Greenslade

Producer: Peter Eton

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in February 1956.


FRI 09:00 Wildbrain (b00753sd)
1997 - Heat 1

4 Extra Debut. Lionel Kelleway visits Essex, to chair the BBC Natural History Unit's quiz in which contestants test their wildlife knowledge.


FRI 09:30 Albert and Me (b049f20x)
Series 2

File Under Trouble

Single dad Bryan takes a temporary admin job and chases a missing file.

Stars Robert Lindsay and Pat Coombs.

The struggles of single parent Bryan Archer to find work while raising his baby son, Albert.

Bryan Archer …. Robert Lindsay
Mum/Albert ...... Pat Coombs
Mrs Willis …. Diana King
Vera …. Marica Warren
Edward …. Gorden Kaye
Mr Charlesworth …. Bernard Gallagher
Mrs Charlesworth …. Lynda Baron
Sandra and Doreen …. Wendy Murray

Written by Jim Eldridge.

Incidental music by Max Harris.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in April 1983.


FRI 10:00 David Wade - Alexander (b00cfwr8)
The Hunt of the God King

Alexander pursues Darius, conquers Egypt and falls in love with Barsine.

Michael Maloney and Alex Jennings star in David Wade's serial on the life of Alexander the Great.

Alexander ...... Michael Maloney
Hephaistion ...... Alex Jennings
Achilles ...... Barry Foster
Patroclus ...... Simon Ward
Ptolemy ...... Julian Rhind-Tutt
Philotas ...... Michael Onslow
Perdikkas ...... Mark Straker
Simmias ...... John Evitts
Philip ...... Sean Barrett
Lysimachos ...... Keith Drinkel
Eumenes ...... James Telfer
Artzbazus ...... Philip Anthony
Barsine ...... Teresa Gallagher
Sisygambis ...... Diana Payan
Thais ...... Rachel Atkins
The Eunuch ...... Richard Pearce

Music: Wilfredo Acosta

Director: Glyn Dearman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1993.


FRI 11:00 Elizabeth David Essays (b0705f8f)
An Omelette and a Glass of Wine and Garlic Presses are Utterly Useless

Nichola McAuliffe takes us on a culinary journey as she reads extracts from essays written by Britain's most inspirational food writer Elizabeth David.


FRI 11:15 Adrian Penketh - The Waterbucks (b0076vrt)
Hong Kong, 1997: Justin has been riding out the last few months of British rule before the handover to China. But this is not the only change he's forced to confront over the course of a tense 24 hours that will turn his life upside down forever...

Adrian Penketh's drama stars Geoffrey Streatfeild as Justin, Tracy Wiles as Fiona, Mike Sengelow as Piers, Hannah Storey as Lucy, Chooi Beh as the Old Man and Matthew Paris as Justin as a boy.

Director: Toby Swift

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2005.


FRI 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jpl8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 The Goon Show (b0089j6x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 John Mortimer - Rumpole (b007jsh4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 In Search of My Lizard Brain (b00rtdps)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 Tea Obreht - The Tiger's Wife (b0100jhd)
Episode 10

Hattie Morahan reads Tea Obreht's evocative debut novel set in a Balkan country scarred by war, and where Natalia, a young doctor, is struggling to understand the mysterious circumstances of her grandfather's death. A tattered copy of The Jungle Book which her grandfather kept with him always provides an unlikely clue, sending her on a quest that leads to the extraordinary stories of an immortal man and the tiger's wife. Today, Natalia makes connections between her father's childhood, the tiger's wife and the deathless man.

Tea Obreht is on "The New Yorker's Top Writers under 40 Fiction Issue" (June 2010), and at 24 was the youngest on the list. 'The Tiger's Wife' is one of the Waterstone's 11 - the best debuts that they have picked for 2011. Her short story, "The Sentry", appeared in the "Guardian Summer Fiction Issue", alongside stories by Hilary Mantel and David Mitchell.

She was born in 1985 in the former Yugoslavia, and raised in Belgrade, where she spent her childhood. In 1992, her family immigrated, and in 1997 eventually settled in the United States.

The reader is Hattie Morahan. Abridged by Sally Marmion and produced by Elizabeth Allard.


FRI 14:15 Incarnations: India in 50 Lives (b05wz0kt)
Nainsukh: Owner Transfixed by Goose

Prof. Sunil Khilnani profiles Nainsukh, the 18th century artist whose intimate and engaging portraits of a prince's life created a new vision for Indian art.

In his paintings of his patron, Balwant Singh, Nainsukh departed from the rigid formality of traditional Indian painting. Instead he showed the prince in his most unguarded moments: having his beard trimmed by a barber, being mimicked by a performer, huddled ill and depressed under a bulky quilt, and writing a letter bare-chested in his tent. "It's an almost modern, instagram-esque familiarity" says Sunil Khilnani.

The artist Howard Hodgkin, an appreciator and collector of Nainsukh's work, describes Nainsukh as "the first great modern artist of India". In his favourite painting, Balwant Singh and his pet goose stare at each other, both bird and prince transfixed.

Prof. Khilnani tells the story of two men: one a painter with a unique talent to express humanity and individuality, warmth and humour; the other a prince who unreservedly, unselfconsciously gave himself to the artist as subject.

Producer: Jeremy Grange
Executive Producer: Martin Smith.


FRI 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b009j9jk)
Colette - Cheri

Episode 5

Colette's tale of a love affair between a Parisian courtesan and a man half her age, set in Paris before WWI.

5/5. Cheri has returned to Lea, but can their love affair survive?

Narrator ...... Lindsay Duncan
Cheri ...... Joseph Millson
Lea ...... Frances Barber

Directed by Pauline Harris.


FRI 14:45 Book of the Week (b042bjzl)
Richard Benson - The Valley

Episode 5

Abridged from Richard Benson's epic family saga The Valley, the focus of this Book of the Week is on the story of the author's grandmother - Winnie Hollingworth (1909 - 2002) - and her life in the mining villages of the Dearne Valley in South Yorkshire.

This remarkable social history draws on years of research, interviews and anecdote which chart generations of carousing and banter, tears and fights all set against the background of a close-knit community where almost everybody worked either in the mines or the mills.

Richard Benson's first book, THE FARM which related the story of his own parents and brother and their livelihood in the Yorkshire Wolds was described as ' an extraordinary mixture of hardness and tenderness, wit and slog.. wonderful ' Ronald Blythe author of Akenfield. It went on to be a no.1 bestseller.

This new book is a powerful and moving achievement - it follows Winnie from her first romantic encounter: 'her heart beating hard and fast down in her whalebone and elastic' to her final years sitting in the lounge of a long rubber-tiled room with high-backed chairs around the walls.. ' where 'the residents either roost mutely or chat while their eyes search the room for a younger person who might play the piano for them.'

Ep 5. Children become adults, and Winnie and Harry grow frail, but there are still surprises in store.

Read by Richard Stacey
PRODUCER: JILL WATERS

Abridged and directed by Jill Waters
A Waters Company production for BBC 4Extra.


FRI 15:00 David Wade - Alexander (b00cfwr8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 Wildbrain (b00753sd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


FRI 16:30 Albert and Me (b049f20x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


FRI 17:00 Dry Slopes (b0075178)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 17:30 So Wrong It's Right (b01jrjq8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 18:00 Wally K Daly (b007nfs5)
625Y

2. Elixir of Life

Scientist Kate Brown's attempt to bring her dramatic new gene discovery into the public domain doesn't go to plan...

Conclusion of Wally K Daly intriguing sci-fi drama.

Kate Brown …. Amanda Root
Professor Slingsby …. Geoffrey Whitehead
Joe Barnard …. Jon Strickland
Reporter …. Elizabeth Conboy
Prime Minister …. Chris Tranchell
Minister of Defence …. Ian Masters
Major Peters …. Brett Usher
Danny Flowers …. Stuart Milligan
Lab Technician …. Harry Myers
Minister of Health …. Sandra Clark

Director: Gordon House.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1999.


FRI 18:30 Soul Music (b0076mh5)
Series 4

Like a Rolling Stone

Bob Dylan's signature tune which became the anthem of a generation and scattered all preconceptions of what a pop 45rpm single could achieve.

Robbie Robertson, Al Kooper, Greil Marcus and Paula Radice muse on a song that threw down a challenge and changed lives.

Featuring:

Bebe Miller
Paula Radice
CP Lee
Michael Gray
Bill McGarvey

Series exploring famous pieces of music and their emotional appeal.

Producer: Lindsay Leonard

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2004.


FRI 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jpl8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 The Goon Show (b0089j6x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 John Mortimer - Rumpole (b007jsh4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 In Search of My Lizard Brain (b00rtdps)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Elizabeth David Essays (b0705f8f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 21:15 Adrian Penketh - The Waterbucks (b0076vrt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


FRI 22:00 So Wrong It's Right (b01jrjq8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 Absolute Power (b007ys7m)
Series 3

Episode 3

Roguish Martin enters the Lords as Charles takes on a Big Brother TV 'star'.

Stephen Fry and John Bird star in Mark Tavener's biting satire.

Charles Prentiss and Martin McCabe are spin masters in the world of government and media relations.

Charles Prentiss …. Stephen Fry
Martin McCabe …. John Bird
Sir Archibald Sullivan …. Tony Gardner
Maurice …. David Timson

With Lisa Coleman, James Vaughan and Beth Chalmers

Producer: Dawn Ellis

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2002.


FRI 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b071xmvt)
The best in contemporary comedy. Tonight, Arthur Smith is joined by Shazia Mirza.


FRI 23:00 Meet David Sedaris (b03lnprh)
Series 4

#2 to Go; Innocents Abroad

One of the world's funniest storytellers is back on BBC Radio 4 doing what he does best.

This week, in "#2 to Go", a trip to China does not work out well for David - especially on the food front.

The second story is called "Innocents Abroad" and tackles the tricky tightrope of "going native" when learning a foreign language.

Producer: Steve Doherty
A Giddy Goat production for BBC Radio 4.


FRI 23:30 Goodness Gracious Me (b01p1plb)
Series 3

Episode 2

The embarrassing auntie gets hip, and some curious memories of the British Raj.

Starring:

Sanjeev Bhaskar
Kulvinder Ghir
Meera Syal
Nina Wadia

Gold Winner of the Sony Radio Academy Awards. The sketch comedy show originally ran on BBC Radio 4 from 1996 to 1998, later transferring to TV on BBC TWO from 1998 to 2001.

Scripted by Richard Pinto, Sharat Sardana, Meera Syal, Sanjeev Bhaskar and Sanjeev Kohli.

Script Editor: Sharat Sardana

Producer: Anil Gupta.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1998.




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

15 Minute Drama 14:30 MON (b009j9hs)

15 Minute Drama 02:30 TUE (b009j9hs)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 TUE (b009j9hz)

15 Minute Drama 02:30 WED (b009j9hz)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 WED (b009kjh2)

15 Minute Drama 02:30 THU (b009kjh2)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 THU (b009j9jc)

15 Minute Drama 02:30 FRI (b009j9jc)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 FRI (b009j9jk)

1834 05:00 SAT (b0121lh5)

A Good Read 18:30 MON (b0076391)

A Good Read 00:30 TUE (b0076391)

A Short Gentleman 07:00 TUE (b018xt55)

A Short Gentleman 17:00 TUE (b018xt55)

A Short Gentleman 05:00 WED (b018xt55)

Absolute Power 22:30 FRI (b007ys7m)

Adrian Penketh - The Waterbucks 11:15 FRI (b0076vrt)

Adrian Penketh - The Waterbucks 21:15 FRI (b0076vrt)

Albert and Me 04:30 SAT (b048s4vy)

Albert and Me 09:30 FRI (b049f20x)

Albert and Me 16:30 FRI (b049f20x)

Alun Cochrane's Fun House 22:30 SAT (b01rlnhp)

And Now in Colour 23:30 WED (b007w56x)

Andrew Lawrence: How Did We End Up Like This? 22:30 WED (b01nl9pk)

Andrew Maxwell's Public Enemies 22:30 TUE (b03dv5n2)

Annie Caulfield - Almost Always African 03:00 SAT (b007k30r)

Archive on 4 08:00 SAT (b00y4zd1)

Archive on 4 15:00 SAT (b00y4zd1)

Archive on 4 03:00 SUN (b00y4zd1)

Arthur Conan Doyle - Playing With Fire 18:45 SUN (b0701mnh)

Arthur Conan Doyle - Playing With Fire 00:45 MON (b0701mnh)

Believe It! 23:00 THU (b01h73pg)

Book at Bedtime 14:30 SUN (b06zzmjz)

Book at Bedtime 02:30 MON (b06zzmjz)

Book of the Week 02:45 SAT (b04vqvbq)

Book of the Week 14:45 MON (b041vvvh)

Book of the Week 02:45 TUE (b041vvvh)

Book of the Week 14:45 TUE (b042bfnl)

Book of the Week 02:45 WED (b042bfnl)

Book of the Week 14:45 WED (b042bg3x)

Book of the Week 02:45 THU (b042bg3x)

Book of the Week 14:45 THU (b042bjp5)

Book of the Week 02:45 FRI (b042bjp5)

Book of the Week 14:45 FRI (b042bjzl)

Brothers in Law 08:30 MON (b007k2wl)

Brothers in Law 12:30 MON (b007k2wl)

Brothers in Law 19:30 MON (b007k2wl)

Clayton Grange 22:30 SUN (b01nb1sm)

Clive Dunn - Definitely Dunn 07:15 SUN (b06zzddg)

Clive Dunn - Definitely Dunn 14:15 SUN (b06zzddg)

Clive Dunn - Definitely Dunn 02:15 MON (b06zzddg)

Dad's Army 09:00 SAT (b007jw4r)

Dad's Army 19:00 SAT (b007jw4r)

Dad's Army 08:00 MON (b007jqvj)

Dad's Army 12:00 MON (b007jqvj)

Dad's Army 19:00 MON (b007jqvj)

David Wade - Alexander 10:00 MON (b007jx2h)

David Wade - Alexander 15:00 MON (b007jx2h)

David Wade - Alexander 03:00 TUE (b007jx2h)

David Wade - Alexander 10:00 TUE (b007jx2n)

David Wade - Alexander 15:00 TUE (b007jx2n)

David Wade - Alexander 03:00 WED (b007jx2n)

David Wade - Alexander 10:00 WED (b007jx30)

David Wade - Alexander 15:00 WED (b007jx30)

David Wade - Alexander 03:00 THU (b007jx30)

David Wade - Alexander 10:00 THU (b007jx34)

David Wade - Alexander 15:00 THU (b007jx34)

David Wade - Alexander 03:00 FRI (b007jx34)

David Wade - Alexander 10:00 FRI (b00cfwr8)

David Wade - Alexander 15:00 FRI (b00cfwr8)

Dawn Lowe-Watson - Jasonland 15:45 SUN (b040hr5z)

Dawn Lowe-Watson - Jasonland 03:45 MON (b040hr5z)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:15 SUN (b06zzkwq)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:15 SUN (b06zzkwq)

Drama 14:15 SAT (b010dq74)

Drama 02:15 SUN (b010dq74)

Drama 18:00 SUN (b00770q3)

Drama 00:00 MON (b00770q3)

Dry Slopes 07:00 FRI (b0075178)

Dry Slopes 17:00 FRI (b0075178)

Elizabeth David Essays 11:00 MON (b0702dbl)

Elizabeth David Essays 21:00 MON (b0702dbl)

Elizabeth David Essays 11:00 TUE (b07036b2)

Elizabeth David Essays 21:00 TUE (b07036b2)

Elizabeth David Essays 11:00 WED (b0704qwh)

Elizabeth David Essays 21:00 WED (b0704qwh)

Elizabeth David Essays 11:00 THU (b0704zzj)

Elizabeth David Essays 21:00 THU (b0704zzj)

Elizabeth David Essays 11:00 FRI (b0705f8f)

Elizabeth David Essays 21:00 FRI (b0705f8f)

Eric Pringle - Dancing With Jaques 00:00 SAT (b06zjdjy)

Fags, Mags and Bags 22:30 MON (b010t5wm)

Flying the Flag 16:30 TUE (b00sxjmy)

Flying the Flag 04:30 WED (b00sxjmy)

Ghost Zone 18:30 SAT (b007jx3g)

Ghost Zone 00:30 SUN (b007jx3g)

Goodness Gracious Me 23:30 FRI (b01p1plb)

Great Lives 18:30 THU (b0076y1d)

Great Lives 00:30 FRI (b0076y1d)

Hamish and Dougal: You'll Have Had Your Tea 23:45 MON (b007jzy5)

Hamish and Dougal: You'll Have Had Your Tea 09:45 TUE (b007jzy5)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:00 FRI (b007jpl8)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:00 FRI (b007jpl8)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:00 FRI (b007jpl8)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 08:30 WED (b0125g83)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 12:30 WED (b0125g83)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 19:30 WED (b0125g83)

In Pod We Trust 11:00 SUN (b06nhpxl)

In Pod We Trust 19:00 SUN (b06nhpxl)

In Search of My Lizard Brain 06:30 FRI (b00rtdps)

In Search of My Lizard Brain 13:30 FRI (b00rtdps)

In Search of My Lizard Brain 20:30 FRI (b00rtdps)

In and Out of the Kitchen 23:00 WED (b01pz9xz)

Incarnations: India in 50 Lives 02:15 SAT (b05w8dn6)

Incarnations: India in 50 Lives 14:15 MON (b05wq1fh)

Incarnations: India in 50 Lives 02:15 TUE (b05wq1fh)

Incarnations: India in 50 Lives 14:15 TUE (b05wy644)

Incarnations: India in 50 Lives 02:15 WED (b05wy644)

Incarnations: India in 50 Lives 14:15 WED (b05wyhp3)

Incarnations: India in 50 Lives 02:15 THU (b05wyhp3)

Incarnations: India in 50 Lives 14:15 THU (b05wyq66)

Incarnations: India in 50 Lives 02:15 FRI (b05wyq66)

Incarnations: India in 50 Lives 14:15 FRI (b05wz0kt)

Inheritance Tracks 14:10 SAT (b06zyxpk)

Inheritance Tracks 02:10 SUN (b06zyxpk)

Inheritance Tracks 10:10 SUN (b06zzgyf)

Inheritance Tracks 21:10 SUN (b06zzgyf)

It's Your Round 16:00 TUE (b00yjs4p)

It's Your Round 04:00 WED (b00yjs4p)

Jim the Great 08:00 SUN (b011qgtk)

Jim the Great 12:00 SUN (b011qgtk)

Joan Bakewell - Stop the Clocks: Omnibus 09:00 SUN (b06zzgkf)

Joan Bakewell - Stop the Clocks: Omnibus 20:00 SUN (b06zzgkf)

John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme 07:30 THU (b06z5240)

John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme 17:30 THU (b06z5240)

John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme 22:00 THU (b06z5240)

John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme 05:30 FRI (b06z5240)

John Galsworthy - The Forsyte Saga 06:00 SAT (b06z0ybl)

John Galsworthy - The Forsyte Saga 16:00 SAT (b06z0ybl)

John Galsworthy - The Forsyte Saga 04:00 SUN (b06z0ybl)

John Galsworthy - The Forsyte Saga 16:00 SUN (b06zh1dw)

John Galsworthy - The Forsyte Saga 04:00 MON (b06zh1dw)

John Galsworthy - The Forsytes: Omnibus 13:00 SAT (b06zyxfg)

John Galsworthy - The Forsytes: Omnibus 01:00 SUN (b06zyxfg)

John Mortimer - Rumpole 01:00 SAT (b007k4l3)

John Mortimer - Rumpole 06:00 MON (b007jsf6)

John Mortimer - Rumpole 13:00 MON (b007jsf6)

John Mortimer - Rumpole 20:00 MON (b007jsf6)

John Mortimer - Rumpole 01:00 TUE (b007jsf6)

John Mortimer - Rumpole 06:00 TUE (b007k4nk)

John Mortimer - Rumpole 13:00 TUE (b007k4nk)

John Mortimer - Rumpole 20:00 TUE (b007k4nk)

John Mortimer - Rumpole 01:00 WED (b007k4nk)

John Mortimer - Rumpole 06:00 WED (b007jsgf)

John Mortimer - Rumpole 13:00 WED (b007jsgf)

John Mortimer - Rumpole 20:00 WED (b007jsgf)

John Mortimer - Rumpole 01:00 THU (b007jsgf)

John Mortimer - Rumpole 06:00 THU (b007jsgq)

John Mortimer - Rumpole 13:00 THU (b007jsgq)

John Mortimer - Rumpole 20:00 THU (b007jsgq)

John Mortimer - Rumpole 01:00 FRI (b007jsgq)

John Mortimer - Rumpole 06:00 FRI (b007jsh4)

John Mortimer - Rumpole 13:00 FRI (b007jsh4)

John Mortimer - Rumpole 20:00 FRI (b007jsh4)

Last Orders 06:30 WED (b00qpslw)

Last Orders 13:30 WED (b00qpslw)

Last Orders 20:30 WED (b00qpslw)

Last Orders 01:30 THU (b00qpslw)

Last Orders 06:30 THU (b00qx1m5)

Last Orders 13:30 THU (b00qx1m5)

Last Orders 20:30 THU (b00qx1m5)

Last Orders 01:30 FRI (b00qx1m5)

Laura Solon - Talking and Not Talking 23:00 SUN (b00cbptt)

Life: An Idiot's Guide 07:30 SUN (b01qfjdg)

Life: An Idiot's Guide 17:30 SUN (b01qfjdg)

Life: An Idiot's Guide 22:00 SUN (b01qfjdg)

Life: An Idiot's Guide 05:30 MON (b01qfjdg)

Lines From My Grandfather's Forehead 08:30 SUN (b00hk2f1)

Lines From My Grandfather's Forehead 12:30 SUN (b00hk2f1)

Married 07:00 WED (b00c0c35)

Married 17:00 WED (b00c0c35)

Married 05:00 THU (b00c0c35)

Mayhem at the Ritz 01:30 SAT (b00sjrv4)

Meet David Sedaris 23:00 FRI (b03lnprh)

Newsjack 22:30 THU (b07052l1)

Off the Page 18:30 WED (b0076zcp)

Off the Page 00:30 THU (b0076zcp)

PG Wodehouse 07:00 THU (b00b41fq)

PG Wodehouse 17:00 THU (b00b41fq)

PG Wodehouse 05:00 FRI (b00b41fq)

Paupers and Pig Killers 11:15 MON (b007jx4d)

Paupers and Pig Killers 21:15 MON (b007jx4d)

Paupers and Pig Killers 11:15 TUE (b007jx4j)

Paupers and Pig Killers 21:15 TUE (b007jx4j)

Paupers and Pig Killers 11:15 WED (b007lzdp)

Paupers and Pig Killers 21:15 WED (b007lzdp)

Paupers and Pig Killers 11:15 THU (b007m03j)

Paupers and Pig Killers 21:15 THU (b007m03j)

Payola, the Pluggers and The Father of Rock and Roll 06:30 TUE (b00nwyqn)

Payola, the Pluggers and The Father of Rock and Roll 13:30 TUE (b00nwyqn)

Payola, the Pluggers and The Father of Rock and Roll 20:30 TUE (b00nwyqn)

Payola, the Pluggers and The Father of Rock and Roll 01:30 WED (b00nwyqn)

Pistols at Dawn 06:30 MON (b00s6svn)

Pistols at Dawn 13:30 MON (b00s6svn)

Pistols at Dawn 20:30 MON (b00s6svn)

Pistols at Dawn 01:30 TUE (b00s6svn)

Planet B 18:00 SAT (b00yhwsx)

Planet B 00:00 SUN (b00yhwsx)

Pleased to Meet You 23:00 SAT (b007k2kz)

Poetry Extra 17:00 SUN (b00765rw)

Poetry Extra 05:00 MON (b00765rw)

Radio Active 08:30 THU (b007jy95)

Radio Active 12:30 THU (b007jy95)

Radio Active 19:30 THU (b007jy95)

Revolting People 23:00 TUE (b00wlrp5)

Richard Herring's Objective 22:00 SAT (b016wzrz)

Round the Horne 08:00 TUE (b00nnpz7)

Round the Horne 12:00 TUE (b00nnpz7)

Round the Horne 19:00 TUE (b00nnpz7)

Short Cuts 11:30 SUN (b01mk3fq)

Short Cuts 19:30 SUN (b01mk3fq)

So Wrong It's Right 05:30 SAT (b01jhdh7)

So Wrong It's Right 07:30 FRI (b01jrjq8)

So Wrong It's Right 17:30 FRI (b01jrjq8)

So Wrong It's Right 22:00 FRI (b01jrjq8)

Soul Music 00:30 SAT (b0076md4)

Soul Music 18:30 FRI (b0076mh5)

Stan Barstow - A Raging Calm (Omnibus) 06:00 SUN (b06zz96v)

Stan Barstow - A Raging Calm (Omnibus) 13:00 SUN (b06zz96v)

Stan Barstow - A Raging Calm (Omnibus) 01:00 MON (b06zz96v)

Stan Barstow - A Raging Calm 02:30 SAT (b00767k6)

Steptoe and Son 08:00 THU (b007jnbp)

Steptoe and Son 12:00 THU (b007jnbp)

Steptoe and Son 19:00 THU (b007jnbp)

Tea Obreht - The Tiger's Wife 02:00 SAT (b00zt611)

Tea Obreht - The Tiger's Wife 14:00 MON (b00zzz2l)

Tea Obreht - The Tiger's Wife 02:00 TUE (b00zzz2l)

Tea Obreht - The Tiger's Wife 14:00 TUE (b0100261)

Tea Obreht - The Tiger's Wife 02:00 WED (b0100261)

Tea Obreht - The Tiger's Wife 14:00 WED (b0100grn)

Tea Obreht - The Tiger's Wife 02:00 THU (b0100grn)

Tea Obreht - The Tiger's Wife 14:00 THU (b0100lmv)

Tea Obreht - The Tiger's Wife 02:00 FRI (b0100lmv)

Tea Obreht - The Tiger's Wife 14:00 FRI (b0100jhd)

Terry Pratchett 18:00 MON (b007jlxd)

Terry Pratchett 00:00 TUE (b007jlxd)

Terry Pratchett 18:00 TUE (b007jlxx)

Terry Pratchett 00:00 WED (b007jlxx)

Terry Pratchett 18:00 WED (b007ncfp)

Terry Pratchett 00:00 THU (b007ncfp)

Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! 07:30 TUE (b06z2pmy)

Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! 17:30 TUE (b06z2pmy)

Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! 22:00 TUE (b06z2pmy)

Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! 05:30 WED (b06z2pmy)

That Reminds Me 18:30 TUE (b007jp9q)

That Reminds Me 00:30 WED (b007jp9q)

The 3rd Degree 04:00 SAT (b01dp52g)

The Big Booth 23:30 SAT (b007k3g2)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 SAT (b070hyhc)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 TUE (b070d6j7)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 WED (b070d6xs)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 FRI (b071xmvt)

The Consultants 23:30 THU (b00dbj10)

The Food Quiz 09:00 THU (b0076gyp)

The Food Quiz 16:00 THU (b0076gyp)

The Food Quiz 04:00 FRI (b0076gyp)

The Goon Show 08:30 FRI (b0089j6x)

The Goon Show 12:30 FRI (b0089j6x)

The Goon Show 19:30 FRI (b0089j6x)

The Men from the Ministry 08:30 TUE (b012h802)

The Men from the Ministry 12:30 TUE (b012h802)

The Men from the Ministry 19:30 TUE (b012h802)

The Motion Show 09:00 WED (b00768mm)

The Motion Show 16:00 WED (b00768mm)

The Motion Show 04:00 THU (b00768mm)

The Museum of Curiosity 07:30 MON (b06z2853)

The Museum of Curiosity 17:30 MON (b06z2853)

The Museum of Curiosity 22:00 MON (b06z2853)

The Museum of Curiosity 05:30 TUE (b06z2853)

The Navy Lark 08:00 WED (b01hpx3c)

The Navy Lark 12:00 WED (b01hpx3c)

The Navy Lark 19:00 WED (b01hpx3c)

The News Quiz Extra 23:00 MON (b07033cy)

The News Quiz Extra 09:00 TUE (b07033cy)

The Nick Revell Show 23:30 SUN (b007k1n0)

The Party Line 09:30 WED (b010p0pf)

The Party Line 16:30 WED (b010p0pf)

The Party Line 04:30 THU (b010p0pf)

The Right Time 12:30 SAT (b0076m76)

The Right Time 07:00 MON (b0076mb8)

The Right Time 17:00 MON (b0076mb8)

The Right Time 05:00 TUE (b0076mb8)

The Senses 12:00 SAT (b06zhjpj)

The Senses 09:30 THU (b0704zzg)

The Senses 16:30 THU (b0704zzg)

The Senses 04:30 FRI (b0704zzg)

The Write Stuff 09:00 MON (b00dvngt)

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Think the Unthinkable 23:30 TUE (b007k4g0)

Tim FitzHigham: The Gambler 07:30 WED (b05pnw2q)

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Tony Hawks's Guide to the Guides 07:30 SAT (b0075vnb)

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