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SATURDAY 23 APRIL 2016

SAT 00:00 Orbiter X (b0788cnv)
Return to Woomera

Patched up Orbiter 2 heads for Earth - but will CSP realise that the incoming incommunicado ship is friendly?

'Orbiter X' is designed to circle Earth, travelling in a rapid polar orbit - boasting synthetic gravity, produced by the rotation around the central hub.

Captain Bob Britton …. John Carson
Captain Douglas McClelland …. Andrew Crawford
Flight Engineer Hicks …. Barrie Gosney
Colonel Kent …. Donald Bisset
Captain Jack Bradley …. John Witty
Sir Charles Day …. Leslie Perrins
Control Officer Brown …. Peter Noel Cook

Written by BD Chapman.

Producer: Charles Maxwell

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in November 1959.


SAT 00:30 Soul Music (b00dnjrn)
Series 7

So What

On 2nd March 1959, Miles Davis and his sextet began recording a new album: "Kind of Blue".

The first track was "So What" and the album became the best selling Jazz album of all time.

This programme tells the stories of people whose lives have been changed by this piece of music.

Featuring:

Clemency Burton-Hill
Jonathan Eno
Estelle Kokot
Ashley Kahn
Dr Richard Niles

Series exploring famous pieces of music and their emotional appeal.

Producer: Rosa Boulton

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2008.


SAT 01:00 DI Cromwell - Jagged Prayer (b00c3rlj)
Virtual Saints

Despite moving the convent into cyber space, Mother Helen and her nuns are not safe from declining numbers. And DI Cromwell has the small matter of an old murder to solve.

Timothy Spall stars as DI Cromwell and Cheryl Campbell as Mother Helen.

Crime and convents, the police and perdition come together in comedy writer and former monk Robert Smith's series of mysteries.

DI Cromwell ...... Timothy Spall
Mother Helen ...... Cheryl Campbell
DC Kelp ...... Jeremy Finch
Mr Lord ...... Bryan Pringle
Carer/Sister ...... Elizabeth Conboy
Youth ...... Tom George

Producer: Ned Chaillet

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2000.


SAT 01:30 Mapping the Town (b0076hbm)
4 Extra Debut. Julian Richards looks at the colourful village created by Clough William-Ellis in north Wales. From October 2003.


SAT 02:00 Michael Palin - Hemingway's Chair (b01sf1x0)
Episode 10

Martin returns to the post office, seeking Geraldine. Meanwhile, Nick anticipates a big day.

Michael Palin concludes this ten-part reading of his first novel.

Producer: Rosemary Watts

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1995.


SAT 02:15 Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen's Men of Fashion (b00jcwg7)
Beau Brummell - The Dandy Style

Tastemaker to the Regency, Beau Brummell was British fashion's most influential man. The interior designer surveys his impact.


SAT 02:30 Julia Darling - Posties (b0076f5r)
Letters to the Dead

When undelivered letters start to pour through the letterbox of Olix's flat, the Albanian asylum seeker turns to an elderly neighbour, Merril for help...

The last of five gentle stories by Julia Darling about letters, postal workers and the way communication is changing.

Merril ... Madeleine Moffatt
Milosh .... Rad Lazar

Music by Dave Scott and Neil Blenkinsop.

Producer: Susan Roberts

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2003


SAT 02:45 Book of the Week (b00zf5sh)
Edgelands

Episode 5

Poets Paul Farley and Michael Symmons Roberts explore a wilderness that is much closer than you think: those debatable zones that are neither town nor countryside. These two lyric poets celebrate the strange beauty of these places that we all journey through, but generally fail to acknowledge.

Recorded entirely on location in the English edgelands, this Book of the Week journeys through the post-industrial landscapes of car breaker's yards, landfill sites, retail parks, sewage treatment works and power stations.

Today, ruined warehouses and abandoned piers.

Read by Paul Farley and Michael Symmons Roberts
Produced by Emma Harding

Edgelands is published by Jonathan Cape (27th February 2011). It won a Royal Society of Literature Jerwood Award for non-fiction in 2009.

Paul Farley is the author of four collections of poetry - including 'Ice Age' - and has received the Forward Prize for Best First Collection, the Whitbread Poetry Award and the E.M. Forster Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Michael Symmons Roberts has published five collections of poetry - including 'Corpus', which won the Whitbread Poetry Award - and two novels. He is a frequent collaborator with the composer James MacMillan and their opera, 'The Sacrifice' won the RPS Award.


SAT 03:00 Saturday Drama (b00fr7kx)
Lynne Truss - Giving Up the Ghost

By Lynne Truss.

In a house full of carbon monoxide, firefighter Scott gets separated from his colleagues and begins to experience the last terrible moments of his friend Jacko's life, who had died in similar circumstances eight months earlier.

Scott ...... Adrian Bower
Alan ...... Struan Rodger
Philip ...... Jeff Rawle
Giggsy ...... Joe Absolom
Mike ...... Brendan Charleson
H/Jacko ...... Richard Nichols
Lucy ...... Sara McGaughey

Directed by Kate McAll.


SAT 04:00 The Museum of Curiosity (b015mzzd)
Series 4

Linehan, Sutherland, Scales

Hosted by the Professor of Ignorance from the University of Buckingham John Lloyd C.B.E. and the intensely curious comedian Dave Gorman.

This week's guests:

Coming from a long line of vicars, Robin Ince is the UK's most rational comedian, and he tests his reason to the limit once every year by performing at least four shows a day at the Edinburgh fringe. His infamous Bad Book Club, which in which he invites his fellow comedians to celebrate awful literature, has become an institution, and his massive Christmas show Nine Lessons and Carols For Godless People is now a huge event, featuring the likes of Jarvis Cocker, Dara O Briain and Richard Dawkins.

Roger Highfield is a scientist, science author and the editor of New Scientist, but if you met him, you wouldn't immediately guess that science is his thing. He's jolly and worldly and has the hearty laugh of a comic supervillain. He first made his name as a scientist be being the first person ever to bounce a neutron off a soap bubble. Roger has written and co-written 9 best-selling science books, including a book on the hows and whys of Dolly the sheep, an explanation of the science of Harry Potter and a biography of Einstein.

Gareth Edwards is a filmmaker whose success and methods of achieving it have sent ripples of fear through the studios of Hollywood. His movie Monsters is an apocalyptic blockbuster which he made for one five hundredth of the budget for Avatar by shooting with a small, mobile team, hiring non-actors on the spot and using dazzling-but-cheap CGI effects.


SAT 04:30 No Commitments (b016n8zl)
Series 9

Changing Lives

Roger sees his dad's death as a watershed, while others see it as a chance to redecorate. Stars Bill Nighy. From January 2003.


SAT 05:00 Winston (b007jnbk)
Winston in Love

Happy Days in Cawnpore

Winston declares his love for Nancy. He even asks her to marry him. But is this just a ploy to get rid of her new suitor, Roland?

Peter Tinniswood's bawdy comedy serial stars Bill Wallis as Winston, Maurice Denham as Father, Shirley Dixon as Nancy, Liz Goulding as Rosie and Christian Rodska as William.

Director: Shaun MacLoughlin.

First broadcast on BBC Radio in January 1991.


SAT 05:30 The Rest is History (b0773pcp)
Series 2

Episode 3

Frank Skinner loves history, but just doesn't know much of it. So he's devised a comedy discussion show in order to find out more about it.

Along with his historian in residence, Professor Kate Williams Frank is joined by Holly Walsh and Richard Herring, who discuss Burke and Hare, Mussolini, Catherine Parr and the jokes of yesteryear.

Producers: Mark Augustyn and Justin Pollard

An Avalon production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in April 2016.


SAT 06:00 John Galsworthy - The Forsyte Saga (b07705ws)
The Forsytes Continues

Episode 1

John Galsworthy's epic novels of love, money and betrayal in an upper class family.
Dramatised for radio by Lin Coghlan

1920 and Soames Forsyte would do anything for his sparkling daughter, Fleur. But when she begins to fall in love with the wrong man, how can he stop history repeating itself?

Original music composed by Neil Brand

Produced and directed by Marion Nancarrow

Dramatisations 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.

The Forsytes Continues is the 2nd of 4 series of The Forsyte Saga, which follows the life of young Fleur Forsyte, the baby born at the end of series one. Now 19 and thoroughly spoiled by her doting father, Fleur is relishing everything the 1920s has to offer.

It's 20 years since Soames Forsyte divorced the love of his life, Irene, who went on to marry his cousin Jo. Now their respective children have grown up, neither knowing their parents' troubled history.

When adult life inflicts its first wounds, Fleur throws herself into smart society determined to embrace all that is considered modern. She's an archetypal bright young thing, a restless soul, on a mission to burn her wings. This young generation which has survived the horrors of war is hell bent on consuming all that is shiny and new - it's fast cars and fast living, where scruples are old hat and collecting "sensations" is the thing. To Soames, every inch the Victorian man, this modern age feels increasingly strange and he wonders about his place in it and how to protect his daughter from it.

Still insulated from reality by their wealth and class, the Forsytes and their kind can no longer ignore the threat of social change.

Award-winning writers Shaun McKenna and Lin Coghlan are dramatising the complete novels and Interludes and have taken a new approach to the books - delving deeper to bring more of Galsworthy's wonderful insight, wit and observation from the page. Although focussed on the period in which they were written - in the first 20 years of the 20th century - the novels feel remarkably contemporary and have much to reveal of our own world and inner lives.


SAT 07:30 Capturing America: Mark Lawson's History of Modern American Literature (b00qvs38)
Divided States

Mark Lawson tells the story of how American writing became the literary superpower of the 20th century, telling the nation's stories of money, power, sex, religion and war.

Each American president ends speeches by asking God to bless 'these United States'. But in a nation born through war - and later almost split by civil conflict - there remain deep divisions of colour and opportunity. Mark Lawson explores the way in which this legacy of division and violence has been explored by the nation's authors.

He talks to writers including Joyce Carol Oates, Toni Morrison, James Ellroy and Walter Mosley and literary critic Professor Harold Bloom, who nominates Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian as the greatest modern American novel because it deals with the violence at the heart of American life.


SAT 08:00 Archive on 4 (b01m49vh)
Your Starter for Ten: 50 Years of University Challenge

Fifty years after episode one was shown on ITV, the geek fest that is University Challenge has not only survived but also flourished.

In this Archive on 4, former Radio 4 controller now Master of St Peter's college Oxford, Mark Damazer, pays tribute to his favourite quiz.

Delving into its history he uncovers a programme that began against the backdrop of a shake up in Britain's university system and came from the entrepreneurial spirit of Manchester's Granada studios.

Mark meets former contestants like Gail Trimble, Sean Blanchflower and Luke Pitcher who have all won the coveted University Challenge title. Through personal anecdotes from the archives from Bamber Gascoigne and in a new interview with Jeremy Paxman, Mark discovers how competing students have, across the decades, delighted its hosts.

Mark Thompson and ITV's John Whiston debate how University Challenge works as piece of television and why it has endured for half a century.

The show has ever been controversial. In a protest about Oxbridge being allowed to enter so many college teams, Manchester University, which included future broadcaster David Aaronovitch, answered most of the questions with silly answers. David tells Mark why he regretted taking his place on the team. Quentin Smith, now a lawyer, was the man behind the Manchester University controversy and tells his version of the story for the first time.

There are also plenty of starters for ten: What sort of brain do you need to be good at it? Has it got deliberately easier or harder? And how do you put together the best team? Answers will be revealed in this loving homage to one of Britain's most admired television shows.

Produced by: Jo Meek
A Sparklab production for BBC Radio 4.


SAT 09:00 Open Mike: Mike Craig's Radio Memoirs (b00c0077)
Mike Craig was a prolific producer and writer of over 1200 comedy shows for both BBC Radio and TV – including Morecambe and Wise, Ken Dodd, Jimmy Tarbuck, Al Reid, Harry Worth and The Grumbleweeds

It was Mike who wrote the legendary high-kicking sketch on the 1976 Morecambe and Wise Christmas TV Show with newsreader Angela Rippon.

In this 3 hour showcase of his radio memoirs, Mike presents a selection of his own favourites:

* Castle's On The Air
13/12/1975
Record-breaking Roy Castle brings you espionage, The Three Musketeers and the perils of powering a car with cooking sherry explained by Stanley Unwin.

* Jimmy's Cricket Team
Series.1 (3/8)
Irish comedian Jimmy Cricket with a letter from his mammy and more! With Bill Pertwee, Peter Goodwright and Noreen Kershaw. Written by Eddie Braben. From 1990.

* Bernie Clifton's Comedy Shop
05/10/1982
From restaurants to great moments in history - a non-stop barrage of gags. With Caroline Turner, Tony Pearce and Pat Mooney.

* Ho-di-ho starring The Grumbleweeds
23/11/1986
The Grumbleweeds decide to go on holiday to Maplin's holiday camp. With Ruth Madoc and Paul Shane.

* Al Read Says Such Is Life
The Lancashire sausage-maker turned comedian illustrates pages of his autobiography with excerpts from his classic performances. From 1987

* Ken Dodd's Easter Special
04/04/1988
From the City Varieties Theatre, Leeds, Spring is in the air and Doddy's tackling romance and there's trouble at t'mill. With Johnny Moore, Paula Tilbrook,

Based mainly in Manchester, Mike retired from the BBC in 1993. He died aged 75 on 28th October 2010.

Recorded at BBC Manchester and compiled for transmission by Mik Wilkojc.

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in June 2008


SAT 12:00 Quote... Unquote (b01m5fnp)
Another edition of the 48th series of Quote... Unquote, the popular quotations programme presented and devised by Nigel Rees. The guests this week are the broadcaster Samira Ahmed, actor Simon Jones, historian Dominic Sandbrook, and journalist Dominic Lawson. The reader is Peter Jefferson.

Producer: Ed Morrish.


SAT 12:30 Dad's Army (b007jrnv)
Series 3

Ten Seconds From Now

The Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard platoon is set to take part in a secret worldwide radio broadcast.

The comic exploits of a Second World War Home Guard platoon in Walmington-on-Sea.

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

Captain Mainwaring …. Arthur Lowe
Sergeant Wilson …. John Le Mesurier
Corporal Jones …. Clive Dunn
Private Frazer …. John Laurie
Private Godfrey …. Arnold Ridley
Private Pike …. Ian Lavender
Private Walker …. Larry Martyn
BBC Producer …. Frank Thornton

Announcer/Newsreader …. John Snagge

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1976.


SAT 13:00 John Galsworthy - The Forsytes Continues: Omnibus (b07854zj)
Epic saga of love, money and betrayal. A newly married Fleur embraces the social whirl of 1920s London. Starring Jessica Raine.


SAT 14:10 Inheritance Tracks (b078569w)
Emilia Clarke

Actress Emilia Clarke chooses 'Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' by The Beatles and 'Check Yo Self' by Ice Cube.


SAT 14:15 Drama (b009ts31)
Good Evening

Roy Smiles' celebration of the Beyond the Fringe team takes a funny and affectionate look at how four young men from Oxbridge changed the face of British comedy.

Alan Bennett ...... Matt Addis
Peter Cook ...... Rory Kinnear
Jonathan Miller ...... Jonathan Aris
Dudley Moore ...... Benedict Cumberbatch

A CPL production for BBC Radio 4.


SAT 15:00 Archive on 4 (b01m49vh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SAT 16:00 Willy Russell - Educating Rita (b015n8pq)
A sparky and touching portrayal of the relationship between a working-class Open University student and her alcohol-fuelled tutor.

Willy Russell's award-winning comedy stars Laura Dos Santos as Rita and Bill Nighy as Dr Frank Bryant.

Adapted by Willy Russell from his play originally commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company, which premièred at the Warehouse theatre, London in 1980.

Director: Kirsty Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2009.


SAT 17:30 Capturing America: Mark Lawson's History of Modern American Literature (b00qvs38)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SAT 18:00 The Twilight Zone (b07859h4)
Series 3

The Grave

A gun-for-hire gets more than he bargained for when he's dared to visit an outlaw's final resting place.

Starring Michael Rooker. With Mike Starr, Doug James, Jeff Lupetin and Linda Reiter.

Narrator: Stacy Keach.

Written by Montgomery Pittman and adapted by Dennis Etchison.

Originally a cult sci-fi and horror TV series created by Rod Serling and broadcast in the USA on CBS from 1959 to 1964, The Twilight Zone was first adapted by American producer Carl Amari in 2002 as a 40-minute radio drama series.

Rod Serling had managed to electrify the new medium of television - so armed with a licence from CBS and the Serling estate, Amari's slick adaptions are based on the original TV scripts.

Actor Stacy Keach (best known here as TV detective Mike Hammer) takes Serling's original role as narrator - with a full cast, music and sound effects.

Produced and directed by Carl Amari and Roger Wolkski for Falcon Picture Group.


SAT 18:40 James Follett - The Pentworth Trilogy (b007jrth)
Temple of the Winds

Episode 8

Trapped behind a supernatural 'force wall', will Pentworth's Spring Carnival ceremonies have an effect? Read by Nigel Anthony.


SAT 19:00 Alan Bennett - The History Boys (b007g95p)
Radio 4 Extra celebrates the 75th birthday of Rising Damp actress Frances de la Tour, with her appearance in Alan Bennett's celebrated play.

This radio adaptation features the original National Theatre cast, with Richard Griffiths,, James Corden and Russell Tovey.

Set in the 1980s in the fictional Cutlers' Grammar School in Sheffield, it follows a group of history pupils preparing for the Oxbridge entrance exams under the guidance of three contrasting teachers and a headmaster with ambitions to move the school up the academic league table.

Frances de la Tour played the role of Mrs Dorothy Lintott on both the London and Broadway stage, winning a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play in 2006. As well as this radio version, she reprised the role in the 2006 film. Nicknamed Totty by the boys, her character is not respected by the male teachers as being good enough to get them into Oxbridge. But the audience gets to see how perceptive she can be....

The History Boys first opened at London’s National Theatre in May 2004 directed by Sir Nicholas Hytner

Headmaster ...... Clive Merrison
Mrs Lintott ...... Frances de la Tour
Hector ...... Richard Griffiths
Timms ...... James Corden
Rudge ...... Russell Tovey
Lockwood ...... Andrew Knott
Dakin ...... Dominic Cooper
Akthar ...... Sacha Dhawan
Scripps ...... Jamie Parker
Crowther ...... Samuel Anderson
Irwin ...... Geoffrey Streatfeild
Posner ...... Samuel Barnett

Adapted for radio by Richard Wortley.

Solo singer: Samuel Barnett

Pianists: Jamie Parker and Tom Attwood

Producer David Hunter

Director Richard Wortley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in 2006.


SAT 21:30 The 3rd Degree (b041zcmf)
Series 4

University of Nottingham

A quiz show hosted by Steve Punt where a team of three University students take on a team of three of their professors.

Coming this week from the University of Nottingham, "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.

The Specialist Subjects in this episode are British History, Management Studies and Philosophy and the questions range from the International Monetary Fund., Kierkegaard and Wagner to the Fat Slags and Goofy

The show is 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 One Direction... 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...

In this series, the universities are Bristol, Kent, Bedfordshire, Birmingham, Nottingham & Aberystwyth.

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

Overflow (incl Cast Lists)

The host, Steve Punt, although best known as a satirist on The Now Show is also someone who delights in all facets of knowledge, not just in the Humanities (his educational background) but in the sciences as well. As well as "The Now Show" he has made a number of documentaries for Radio 4, on subjects as varied as "The Poet Unwound - The History Of The Spleen" and "Getting The Gongs" - an investigation into awards ceremonies - as well as a half-hour comedy for Radio 4's 2008 Big Bang Day set in the Large Hadron Collider, called "The Genuine Particle". This makes him the perfect host for a show which aims to be an intellectual, fulfilling and informative quiz, but with wit and a genuine delight in exploring the subjects at hand.

The 3rd Degree is a Pozzitive production, produced by David Tyler. His radio credits include Armando Iannucci's Charm Offensive, Cabin Pressure, Bigipedia, The Brig Society, Thanks A Lot, Milton Jones!, Kevin Eldon Will See You Now, Jeremy Hardy Speaks To The Nation, Giles Wemmbley Hogg Goes Off, The 99p Challenge, My First Planet, The Castle and even, going back a bit, Radio Active. His TV credits include Paul Merton - The Series, Spitting Image, Absolutely, The Paul & Pauline Calf Video Diaries, Coogan's Run, The Tony Ferrino Phenomenon and exec producing Victoria Wood's dinnerladies.


SAT 22:00 What Does the K Stand For? (b03jdw6r)
Series 1

Who Am I?

Young Stephen wrestles with his identity and gets some career advice from his useless but enthusiastic teacher.

Stephen K Amos's sitcom about his own teenage years, growing up black, gay and funny in 1980s South London.

Written by Jonathan Harvey with Stephen K Amos.

Stephen K Amos ... Stephen K Amos
Young Stephen ... Shaquille Ali-Yebuah
Stephanie Amos ... Fatou Sohna
Virginia Amos ... Ellen Thomas
Vincent Amos ... Don Gilet
Miss Collins ... Gemma Whelan
Jayson ... Frankie Wilson
PE Teacher ... Harry Jardine

Producer: Colin Anderson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2013.


SAT 22:30 Armando Iannucci - Facts And Fancies (b007jrkw)
A Switch in Time

Tackling time-wasting and greetings cards

Producer, writer and performer Armando Iannucci presents his own collection of humorous essays.

Compiled by Jenny Baynes.

Producer: Jonathan James-Moore

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2004.


SAT 22:45 Poets' Tree (b00srg4q)
Episode 4

Paul Hamilton looks at pop music's poetic merits plus a tribute to an unheralded genius. Stars Kevin Eldon. From April 2008.


SAT 23:00 Micky Flanagan: What Chance Change? (b00sp1rs)
2000s

Cockney comedian Micky Flanagan's first radio series is about his progression from working-class Herbert to middle-class intellectual and being caught awkwardly between the two. His story is told through reflective interviews, but mainly, Micky's acclaimed stand up comedy. Micky's transition from the mean streets of the East End to the leafy lanes of Dulwich is a fascinating story, with each episode focusing on a different decade of Micky's life.

In this episode Micky takes us through this last decade, which he has spent settling down with a middle class woman "she's been ski-ing and everything" and building a career as a stand up comedian. In the documentary segments, Micky chats to his parents about turning to stand up and discusses comedy and class with the brilliant comic mind that is Sean Lock.

The series is written and performed by Micky Flanagan.

The Producer is Tilusha Ghelani.


SAT 23:30 The Museum of Everything (b007k4j3)
Series 2

The Coach Trip

The Museum's annual away day heads to a medieval fayre in Chaversham.

Written and performed by Marcus Brigstocke, Danny Robins and Dan Tetsell.

With Lucy Montgomery.

Music by Dominic Haslam and Ben Walker.

Producer: Alex Walsh-Taylor

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2005.



SUNDAY 24 APRIL 2016

SUN 00:00 The Twilight Zone (b07859h4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 00:40 James Follett - The Pentworth Trilogy (b007jrth)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:40 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 John Galsworthy - The Forsytes Continues: Omnibus (b07854zj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:10 Inheritance Tracks (b078569w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:10 on Saturday]


SUN 02:15 Drama (b009ts31)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Saturday]


SUN 03:00 Archive on 4 (b01m49vh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 Willy Russell - Educating Rita (b015n8pq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 Capturing America: Mark Lawson's History of Modern American Literature (b00qvs38)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 Julia Darling - Posties (b0788hrj)
Omnibus

Five gentle stories by Julia Darling about letters, postal workers and the way communication is changing.

* LOST LETTERS

Tilley, a young postal worker is asked to deliver a lost letter found in an old post box, posted in 1960. Her search takes her to the Newcastle flat of Amy Heard...

With Grace Stillgrove as Tilley, Val McLane as Amy Heard and Donald McBride as Mr Peas

* OLD LETTERS

Venetia Love has retired after a lifetime's service in the Post Office. When her son in Australia sends a computer so they can keep in touch via e mail, she's not impressed...

With Madeleine Moffatt as Venetia Love, Val McLane as Eliza Perks and Donald McBride as Alf

* LETTERS HOME

15 year old Janie is anorexic. Her mother Grace, a school dinner lady, feels powerless - until a library book suggests she writes letters to her daughter...

With Siobhan Finneran as Grace, Tara Prendergast as Janie and .Jo-Anne Knowles as Mel.

* LETTERS TO GOD

Winifred writes letters to God about her marriage to James. On his last postal round before retirement, something happens to James which changes both their lives...

With Judi Earl as Winifred Peas, Donald McBride as James Peas and Roger Morlidge as Lenny.

* LETTERS TO THE DEAD

When undelivered letters start to pour through the letterbox of Olix's flat, the Albanian asylum seeker turns to an elderly neighbour, Merril for help...

With Madeleine Moffatt as Merril and Rad Lazar as Milosh.

Music by Dave Scott and Neil Blenkinsop

Producer: Susan Roberts

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2003


SUN 07:15 Anglo-Saxon Portraits (b0788l2p)
4 Extra Debut. Simon Keynes probes the life of the Anglo-Saxon monarch of one of the most turbulent times of English history. From April 2013.


SUN 07:30 Ed Reardon's Week (b01g61vw)
Series 8

It's a Nude Nude Nude Nude World

Ed Reardon leads us through the ups and down of his week, complete with his trusty companion, Elgar, and his never-ending capacity for scrimping and scraping at whatever scraps his agent, Ping, can offer him to keep body, mind and cat together.

Jaz Milvain asks Ed to curate a moving tribute to him and his work in film for the 'surprise' party that he's organising for his 60th birthday. Whilst Ed relishes the idea of a comedy 'roast' Jaz is looking for something more akin to a light sauté.
So it is that Ed tracks down Jaz's first masterwork, 'It's a Nude Nude Nude Nude World' to form the cornerstone of the tribute, not knowing that Fiona did a few day's work on it.


SUN 08:00 The Clitheroe Kid (b007k0mn)
Series 2

Cupid and the Black Hand Gang

Can cheeky schoolboy Jimmy find somewhere for his infamous gang to meet?

Starring Jimmy Clitheroe as The Clitheroe Kid. With Peter Sinclair as Grandfather, Patricia Burke as Mother, Diana Day as Susan and Leonard Williams as Theodore Craythorpe.

The Clitheroe Kid ran from 1958 - 1972 - gaining audiences above 10 million at its peak.

Its Lancashire born star, Jimmy Clitheroe (1921-1973) was just 4'3" tall, with a rather shrill voice making him a very believable naughty schoolboy - despite being 35 when it began as a one-off show. Created by James Casey in 1956, a pilot followed and series 1 proper in 1958. Both writing and producing, James stayed with his creation until it finally came off-air. Jimmy died a year later aged just 51.

Theme music by Alan Roper and played by the BBC Northern Dance Orchestra conducted by Alyn Ainsworth - with Jimmy Leach at the Electronic Organ.

Scripted by James Casey and Frank Roscoe

Produced: James Casey

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in January 1959.


SUN 08:30 Doctor in the House (b007k437)
Sex and St Swithins

Medic Simon Sparrow breaks hospital rules by flirting with a pretty new nurse.

The misadventures of student doctor Simon Sparrow - adapted for radio by Ray Cooney from Richard Gordon's novel 'Doctor in the House' published in 1952.

Starring Richard Briers as Simon Sparrow, Geoffrey Sumner as Sir Lancelot Spratt, Ray Cooney as Tony Benskin, Edward Cast as Taffy Evans and Barbara Mitchell as Sister.

Special guest star: Irene Handl as Mrs Clarke.

Producer: David Hatch

Recorded at the BBC Paris studio in London.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1968.


SUN 09:00 A House Full of Daughters by Juliet Nicolson (Omnibus) (b0788mfx)
Juliet Stevenson reads Juliet Nicolson's journey through seven generations of women.

These include her Flamenco dancing great great grandmother Pepita, her grandmother Vita Sackville West and her mother Philippa - all of whom have shaped and formed, in extraordinary ways, exactly who she has become today.

Journey through the slums of 19th century Malaga to the political elite of Washington, from English boarding schools during the second world war, to London in the 60s and New York in the 80s.

It's one woman's investigation into how her past forms and informs her future.

Omnibus of five parts.

Producer: Celia De Woolf -

A Pier production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2016.


SUN 10:10 Inheritance Tracks (b0788n1c)
Mike Batt

Songwriter and producer Mike Batt chooses Schubert's 9th Symphony and 'Little Red Rooster' performed by Howling Wolf.


SUN 10:15 Desert Island Discs: Longplay (b01c7xqf)
Sir David Attenborough

Kirsty Young chats to broadcaster and naturalist Sir David Attenborough, who chooses his eight tracks, book and luxury item for the desert island.

Specially extended show to mark Desert Island Disc's 70th anniversary for BBC Radio 4 Extra.

He has seen more of the world than anyone else who has ever lived - he's visited the north and south poles and witnessed most of the life in-between - from the birds in the canopies of tropical rainforests to giant earthworms in Australia.

But despite his extraordinary travels, there is one part of the globe that's eluded Sir David. As a young man and a keen rock-climber, he yearned to conquer the highest peak in the world.

"I won't make it now - I won't make it to base camp now - but as a teenager, I thought that the only thing a red-blooded Englishman really should do was to climb Everest."

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2012.


SUN 11:15 The Moth Radio Hour (b0788pnc)
Series 2

Taxidermy, Orderlies and Spinal Tap

True stories told live in the USA: The Moth's founder, George Dawes Green, with tales of inheritance, hospitals and Spinal Tap.

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

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

Featuring true stories told live on stage without scripts, from the humorous to the heart-breaking.

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


SUN 12:00 The Clitheroe Kid (b007k0mn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 12:30 Doctor in the House (b007k437)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 13:00 Julia Darling - Posties (b0788hrj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SUN 14:15 Anglo-Saxon Portraits (b0788l2p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today]


SUN 14:30 Gillian Slovo - 10 Days: Omnibus (b0788r4r)
Episode 1

The home secretary gains valuable inside information about his rival, while London still burns. Read by Jasmine Hyde and Ben Onwukwe.


SUN 15:45 Graham Swift - England and Other Stories (b04j2dsd)
Articles of War

It is September 1805 and a young lieutenant awaits his first naval action with some trepidation. Read by Ewan Bailey.

The 25 short stories that comprise England and Other Stories mark Swift's return to the short form after seven acclaimed novels. The stories dwell on the essence of Englishness and those chosen place us on the eve of the Battle of Trafalgar, in a barbers, a supermarket, a laboratory and Macintyre's warehouse, and in each place and time, Swift perfectly captures a universal truth from the minutiae of lives.

"This is a sharp, beautiful collection: every story quick and readable but leaving in the memory a core, a residue of thoughtfulness" The Guardian

Graham Swift came to prominence with this second novel Shuttlecock, which won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize in 1983. That same year, Swift's Waterland, set in the Fens earned him a place on the shortlist for the Booker prize. Swift would go on to win the Booker prize in 1996 with his novel Last Orders, which became a film starring Michael Caine, Tom Courtney, Bob Hoskins and Helen Mirren.

Produced by Jeremy Osborne

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by Sweet Talk.


SUN 16:00 John Galsworthy - The Forsyte Saga (b0780jy8)
The Forsytes Continues

Episode 7

John Galsworthy's epic family saga of love, money and betrayal.
Dramatised for radio by Lin Coghlan

Faced with the consequences of flirting with danger, Fleur must make a choice. In the changing world of high finance where honesty no longer appears to be in fashion, Soames decides to make a stand. Away from the glittering lights of London's smart set, Bicket and Victorine's dreams of escaping to a better life in Australia are no closer to coming true.

Original music composed by Neil Brand

Produced and directed by Gemma Jenkins

Over the next 2 years, BBC Radio 4 is broadcasting a new 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.

Today's play concludes the fourth novel in the series, The White Monkey. We pick up the story again in September.


SUN 17:00 Poetry Extra (b0788t06)
Rilke's Sonnets to Orpheus - Dancing the Orange

BBC Radio 4's Poet in Residence, Daljit Nagra revisits the BBC's radio poetry archive with Rainer Maria Rilke's Sonnets to Orpheus - Dancing the Orange.

Leading us through the nuances of their meaning, Karen Leeder alerts us to the beauty and power
of one of the great modernist works of literature of 1922.

After a lifetime wandering about Europe Rilke was at last able to settle when his patron, Werner Reinhart, bought the Château de Muzot in the Swiss Valais so that he could live there, and write. His aim was to complete his monumental work, 'The Duino Elegies'. But this plan was interrupted in February when, 'completely unexpected' the 'Sonnets to Orpheus' broke upon him'. Within three weeks he had completed 55 poems, of great variety, but all sonnets.

Rilke didn't like English and never visited Britain. Yet the 'Sonnets to Orpheus' have fascinated English language readers and writers ever since they appeared - with translations every decade.

With writers Martyn Crucefix and Don Paterson, plus German scholar and poet Rüdiger Görner, Karen Leeder teases out the major issues the poems address; death, love and, the creation and role of poetry - for Rilke a song of praise for life, and even death, in a creation without God, through which meaning is accomplished.

Karen visits the Château de Muzot and with Nanni Reinhart, who lives there now, to considers its impact on the composition of the poems.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2013.


SUN 17:30 Ed Reardon's Week (b01g61vw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 18:00 The Female Ghost (b00njj2k)
Edith Nesbit - Man Sized in Marble

For newly-weds Charles and Laura, their housekeeper's dread of All Saint's Eve seems laughable - that is, until the day itself arrives...

A series of ghostly stories by women dramatised by Christopher Hawes.

Edith Nesbit's eerie tale stars Carolyn Jones as Edith Nesbit, Stephen Critchlow as Charles, Deborah Berlin as Laura, Gerard McDermott as Doctor Kelly and Tina Gray as Mrs Dorman.

Producer: Marion Nancarrow

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1997.


SUN 18:30 Voices From the Grave (b007jwnf)
Middlewitch

Midsummer. A remote village in North Wales has been living under a curse since 1823. Will the arrival of a new Methodist Minister offer them salvation?

Lucy Catherine's horror stars Elizabeth Morgan as Modren, Christian Patterson as Bryhs, Jenny Livesy as Jenny, Sion Pritchard as Drew and Myfanwy Waring as Rhiannon.

Voices From The Grave is a series of four chilling and intimate dramas, inspired by existing ghost stories from around Britain. The writers make these stories more than simply scary - they are studies of humanity, love, rage and despair, of passion, longing and pain.
Lucy is an experienced writer for radio, TV and theatre.

Producer: Gemma Jenkins

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in 2007.


SUN 19:00 The Moth Radio Hour (b0788pnc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


SUN 19:45 A House Full of Daughters by Juliet Nicolson (Omnibus) (b0788mfx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SUN 20:55 Inheritance Tracks (b0788n1c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:10 today]


SUN 21:00 Desert Island Discs: Longplay (b01c7xqf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:15 today]


SUN 22:00 Ed Reardon's Week (b01g61vw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 22:30 Hearing With Hegley (b00b7c59)
Series 1

Episode 4

The poet laureate of alternative comedy, John Hegley, presents a selection of his work.

With:

Keith Moore
Susan Norton
Andrew Bailey
Nigel Piper

Producer: Phil Clarke

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1996.


SUN 22:45 No Tomatoes (b0081b7p)
World Weary

World Weary: It's snow jokes from Paul Copley and Helen Moon in the sketch show mixing up language and sounds. From October 2007.


SUN 23:00 The Shuttleworths (b007k4tn)
John Shuttleworth's Open Mind

UFOs

Sheffield's number one singer/ songwriter has once more been signed up by the BBC - with petrol money as part of the contract - to broadcast to the nation.

Yes, John has been asked to keep an "open mind" and investigate unsolved phenomena that fascinate the nation.

In this opening episode, John investigates UFOs.

With the help of sole agent Ken Worthington and special telephone guest Patrick Mower.

Written and performed by Graham Fellows.

Producer: Dawn Ellis

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2006.


SUN 23:30 Giles Wemmbley Hogg Goes Off (b007mh3w)
Series 1

Thailand

The bumbling student's aim to emerge spiritually becomes a physical revelation with a loose sarong. Stars Marcus Brigstocke. From August 2002.



MONDAY 25 APRIL 2016

MON 00:00 The Female Ghost (b00njj2k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 00:30 Voices From the Grave (b007jwnf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 Julia Darling - Posties (b0788hrj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:15 Anglo-Saxon Portraits (b0788l2p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 on Sunday]


MON 02:30 Gillian Slovo - 10 Days: Omnibus (b0788r4r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Sunday]


MON 03:45 Graham Swift - England and Other Stories (b04j2dsd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:45 on Sunday]


MON 04:00 John Galsworthy - The Forsyte Saga (b0780jy8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Poetry Extra (b0788t06)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 Ed Reardon's Week (b01g61vw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 P Division (b007jx5x)
Condition Purple

Episode 1

Chief Inspector Donoghue's men are on the case when the body of a prostitute is found in Blythswood Square - in the heart of Glasgow's prosperous business quarter.

Published in 1989, this is Peter Turnbull's sixth P Division novel about his Glaswegian cops.

Dramatised in four parts by Stephen Mulrine.

DC King …. John Buick
Diana …. Kay Gallie
DCI Donoghue …. Martin Cochrane
Dr Reynolds …. Gerard Slevin
Hazel …. Anne Marie Timoney
WPC Elka Willems …. Ann Louise Ross
Karen …. Gaylie Runciman
DS Ray Sussock …. Ralph Riach
Dino …. Alexander Morton

Produced at BBC Glasgow by Hamish Wilson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1993.


MON 06:30 Ali: Me, My Family and Muhammad Ali (b00rd3wb)
When Deirdre Pascall went with her broadcaster father to the Savoy Hotel in March 1976 she was dreaming of getting a glimpse of her childhood hero, the World Champion boxer Muhammad Ali. Little did she know that once Ali had seen her she would be swept up and spend much of the press conference for the launch of Ali's autobiography 'The Greatest' sitting on the great man's knee.

Surrounded by the great and good of the British press with photographers crammed into the room she remembers the Champ asking her who he was. "You're the greatest" was her reply to his evident delight.

But the next day there were no pictures of her in the newspapers. They chose to stick with the shot of Ali and his book. Perhaps in the London of 1976 a little black girl wasn't felt to be a particularly British image?

Since then Deirdre has wondered much about that day. In this programme she goes in search of a the memories and in particular in search of a photograph of her meeting. But she also asks her father and her father's generation what they made of Ali's trips to the UK back then. He was already a superstar to most British people by that time, even if some of them found his abrasive language and powerful Islamic rhetoric disturbing. As a boxer he had no equals. But how important a figure was he to black Britons who had their own struggles and challenges, often very different from the ones that Ali represented back in the States?

Of course the reason for her trip to the Savoy in the first place was so that her father could get an interview with Ali for his BBC radio show 'Black Londoners'. Deirdre listens again to that recording in which a far more quietly spoken Ali talks to his British brothers. This isn't the showman who appeared on the Parkinson show, although his humour is there. This was an Ali listening and learning and probing and we'll hear it during the programme.

There are other issues for Deirdre as well. How does she feel now about her hero's stance on the place of women, on integration, on religion? And why is that Savoy meeting with a boxer so important to a woman who went on to train as a classical pianist?

Producer: Tom Alban

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2010.


MON 07:00 Trapped (b0076h8h)
Clem Walder's Way Out

With three wives, Clem can't keep up his treble life any longer. How can he escape them all?

Black comedy by Mark Maier and Daniel Maier.

Clem .... Alex Lowe
Keith .... Kevin Eldon
Paula .... Laura Shavin
Ben .... Tom Price
Sarah .... Alison Pettitt
Jo .... Rachel Atkins

Producer: Alex Walsh-Taylor

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2003.


MON 07:30 The Unbelievable Truth (b07756bj)
Series 16

Episode 3

David Mitchell hosts the panel game in which four comedians are encouraged to tell lies and compete against one another to see how many items of truth they're able to smuggle past their opponents.

Elis James, Reginald D Hunter, Maeve Higgins and David O'Doherty are the panellists obliged to talk with deliberate inaccuracy on subjects as varied as the 1970s, toys, the moon and electricity.

The show is devised by Graeme Garden and Jon Naismith, the team behind Radio 4's I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue.

Produced by Jon Naismith
A Random Entertainment production for BBC Radio 4.


MON 08:00 Parsley Sidings (b01nrmxq)
Series 1

The Market Special

The station staff at Parsley Sidings go all out to boost falling passenger numbers.

The eponymous series is set in a sleepy railway station. The Hepplewhites have run 'Parsley Sidings' station for generations and the current Station Master, Horace, hopes that his son Bert will continue the line. Mild-mannered Ticket Clerk Bert wants to work anywhere but on the railways. His colleague, Station Announcer Gloria Simpkins, secretly loves him. Porter Percy Valentine is an archetypal wheeler-dealer and the ancient Signalman, Bradshaw, causes havoc and dispenses home-made remedies in equal measure. The 'Parsley Sidings' nemesis is Phineas Perkins, the station master of Potwhistle Halt, one stop down the line.

Starring Arthur Lowe as Horace, Ian Lavender as Bert, Kenneth Connor as Percy, Liz Fraser as Gloria and Elizabeth Morgan as Ethel.

Re-created Announcements by Keith Skues.

Producer: Edward Taylor

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in December 1971.


MON 08:30 Listen to Les (b01nlzcy)
From 17/03/1985

Lugubrious Les Dawson with a tale of when the worm turned, and Cosmo discusses modern art.

With Daphne Oxenford, Eli Woods and Colin Edwynn.

Music by Brian Fitzgerald.

Scripted and produced by James Casey.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in March 1985.


MON 09:00 The Write Stuff (b00q3lcy)
Series 12

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

James Walton takes the chair for the game of literary correctness. Team captains John Walsh and Lynne Truss are joined by Mark Billingham and John O'Farrell. The author of the week and subject for pastiche is Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and the reader is Beth Chalmers.


MON 09:30 King Street Junior (b007jmp7)
Series 6

The Games Children Play

School staff can't wait for summer holidays, but as sports day looms, one pupil sparks panic. Stars Karl Howman. From July 1991.


MON 10:00 Martyn Wade - Stepniak (b00sfby9)
The bitter-sweet real-life love story of Olive Garnett (sister of the famous Russian Translator, Constance) who meets and falls for a Russian expatriate whose charms hide a secret and rather sinister past...

Written by Martyn Wade.

Olive Garnett ...... Justine Waddell
Stepniak ...... David Horovitch
Connie Garnett ...... Jennie Stoller
Fanny Stepniak ...... Elizabeth Bell
Olive Rossetti ...... Jasmine Hyde
Edward Garnett ...... Charles Simpson

Director: Cherry Cookson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2001.


MON 11:00 Kenneth Williams Reads: Cold Comfort Farm (b007k1v8)
Episode 1

Child, child. If you come to this doomed house, what is to save you?"

Poor but wise orphan, Flora Poste decides to live with her relatives in Sussex

In 1932, Stella Gibbons' book was acclaimed as a wickedly funny send-up of a certain kind of heavy-breathing novel about the doom-laden everyday life of country folk. Since then it has become a classic of comedy in its own right.

Abridged in six parts and produced by Pamela Howe.

Read by Kenneth Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1974.


MON 11:30 Agatha Christie (b00jzckt)
Magnolia Blossom

Theo is ready to leave her husband when a financial scandal intervenes. Mike Walker's revamped whodunit starring Emilia Fox.


MON 12:00 Parsley Sidings (b01nrmxq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 Listen to Les (b01nlzcy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 P Division (b007jx5x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 Ali: Me, My Family and Muhammad Ali (b00rd3wb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b064yj8q)
Go Set a Watchman

Episode 1

Harper Lee's explosive second novel was finally published in 2015. Believed lost for decades after the publication of 'To Kill A Mockingbird', this book revisits much-loved characters, this time through adult eyes.

Jean Louise 'Scout' Finch travels from New York to Maycomb for her annual visit home. It's always a relief to slip into the comfortable rhythms of the South; to spend time with her beloved father Atticus and rekindle her spiky relationship with Aunt Alexandra. But mid-50s Alabama is not the same place where young Scout spent idyllic summers with brother Jem, and the 26-year old will be betrayed and have her trust shattered before she is able to become her own woman.

Harper Lee was the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of 'To Kill a Mockingbird', a book which has been studied, loved, wept over and revered by generations since its publication in 1960. She lived in Monroeville, Alabama until her death in February 2016.

Read by Fenella Woolgar

Written by Harper Lee

Abridged by Robin Brooks

Produced by Eilidh McCreadie.


MON 14:15 Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen's Men of Fashion (b00jm2wg)
Beau and Byron - The Romantic Rebellion

Laurence robes up to commune with Lord Byron, unwitting author of Romantic dress and famously painted as an Albanian nobleman.


MON 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b0128qtd)
Cath Staincliffe - Blood in the Mountains

Episode 1

4 Extra Debut. Probate researchers Dan and Rachel scour their family line for their true heir to get a slice of the fortune. Stars William Ash.


MON 14:45 Book at Bedtime (b00fgh3c)
Bruce Chatwin - On the Black Hill

Episode 1

Iestyn Jones reads from Bruce Chatwin's novel about the lives of identical twin brothers Lewis and Benjamin Jones, on their farm in the Welsh Marches.

1/5. The courtship and marriage of the brothers' parents: Mary, their literate and well-travelled mother, and their ill-tempered, inarticulate father Amos.


MON 15:00 Martyn Wade - Stepniak (b00sfby9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 The Write Stuff (b00q3lcy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 16:30 King Street Junior (b007jmp7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


MON 17:00 Trapped (b0076h8h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 17:30 The Unbelievable Truth (b07756bj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 18:00 Orbiter X (b078cv0k)
A Flight Against Time

With the Commonwealth Space Project now aware of Unity's plans, Britton, McLelland and Hicks return to Orbiter X.

First broadcast in 1959, a bold but perilous plan to conquer space with space station 'Orbiter X' is underway.

Captain Bob Britton…. John Carson
Captain Douglas McClelland …. Andrew Crawford
Flight Engineer Hicks …. Barrie Gosney
Max Kramer …. Gerik Schjelderup
Gelbin …. Arthur Lawrence
Colonel Kent …. Donald Bisset
Sir Charles Day …. Leslie Perrins
Captain Knight …. John Graham

Written by BD Chapman.

Producer: Charles Maxwell

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in December 1959.


MON 18:30 On Your Farm: A Journey Through the British Isles and Beyond (b00753xl)
Agricultural Change

Charlotte Smith draws on radio's rich archive of past editions of BBC Radio 4's long running series On Your Farm to show how much the farming industry changed across the 20th century. The series, which began in 1965, has visited every possible kind of farm around the British Isles and beyond.

We hear how in the early days On Your Farm was broadcast live, frequently from around the kitchen table, and so became a celebration of hearty farming breakfasts and the vagaries of the weather.
In this programme, Charlotte hears the memories of the Rudge Family from Herefordshire, who spoke to On Your Farm in 2004, with their recollections taking us back to the Second World War. And she hears about Sandwell Park Farm in the West Midlands, which is run along Victorian lines.

Produced by Mark Smalley.


MON 19:00 Parsley Sidings (b01nrmxq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 Listen to Les (b01nlzcy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 P Division (b007jx5x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 Ali: Me, My Family and Muhammad Ali (b00rd3wb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 Kenneth Williams Reads: Cold Comfort Farm (b007k1v8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:30 Agatha Christie (b00jzckt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:30 today]


MON 22:00 The Unbelievable Truth (b07756bj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 I've Never Seen Star Wars (b01qdvsy)
Series 5

Dame Evelyn Glennie

Dame Evelyn Glennie, despite having appeared in the Olympic 2012 ceremony as the rhythmic backbone, had never seen it. She watches it for the first time, and also watches Downton Abbey, goes on a Go-Kart, and throws a pot. She gives her verdicts to Marcus Brigstocke.

Produced by Bill Dare.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2013.


MON 23:00 The News Quiz Extra (b078czy3)
Series 17

Episode 2

Made for 4 Extra. Jeremy Hardy is among Miles's guests for this episode of News Quiz Extra, the bumper bonus version of Friday's programme.


MON 23:45 Paperback Hell (b0076ch5)
Series 1

Paddy Murphy's Ghost

A tale of a miserable Irish childhood in another spoof chapter of a bestseller. Starring Michael Fenton Stevens. From January 2003.



TUESDAY 26 APRIL 2016

TUE 00:00 Orbiter X (b078cv0k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 On Your Farm: A Journey Through the British Isles and Beyond (b00753xl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 P Division (b007jx5x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 Ali: Me, My Family and Muhammad Ali (b00rd3wb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b064yj8q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:15 Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen's Men of Fashion (b00jm2wg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b0128qtd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:45 Book at Bedtime (b00fgh3c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 Martyn Wade - Stepniak (b00sfby9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 The Write Stuff (b00q3lcy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:30 King Street Junior (b007jmp7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 Trapped (b0076h8h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 The Unbelievable Truth (b07756bj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 P Division (b007jx62)
Condition Purple

Episode 2

The police post-mortem has shown that prostitute, Stephanie Craigellachie had an 'I belong to Dino' tattoo. But who is Dino and what did he have to do with her murder?

Peter Turnbull's story about his Glaswegian cops dramatised by Stephen Mulrine.

DCI Donoghue …. Martin Cochrane
DS Ray Sussock …. Ralph Riach
Karen …. Gaylie Runciman
DC King …. John Buick
DC Montgomery …. Frank Gallagher
Tuesday Noon …. Alex McAvoy
Mr Keyes …. Robert Trotter
Mrs Olive Keyes …. Kay Gallie
WPC Elka Willems …. Ann Louise Ross
Dino …. Alexander Morton

Produced at BBC Glasgow by Hamish Wilson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1993.


TUE 06:30 Sid James: Not Just a Dirty Laugh (b01s4762)
Marking the centenary of Sid James, comedian Lee Mack examines recently discovered archives and rare recordings offering a unique insight into the actors lesser known work on radio, stage and screen.

Actors Bernard Cribbins, Lance Percival and Liz Fraser reveal their own experiences of working with Sid and we hear from his daughter, the author, Reina James who provides the programme with previously unheard material from the family archives of her father's years in South Africa.

Throughout the programme Christopher Fairbank provides the voice of Sid for sketches found in the BBC's written archives and quotes excerpts from interviews given during his extraordinary life.

Born in Johannesburg in May 1913, Sid James arrived in Britain in 1946 and came to prominence as sidekick to ground breaking comedy actor Tony Hancock. He later became a household name as the star of the Carry On series of films

As Lee Mack discovers there's more skill to Sid James' performances than is often evident. He'd already made numerous screen appearances before Hancock and the Carry Ons with straight roles and comic support in films by Powell and Pressburger and Ealing Comedies. His early radio work includes parts alongside Peter Sellers and Dennis Price, on stage he performed in Guys and Dolls and starred in Citizen James his own television situation comedy scripted for him by Galton and Simpson.

Presenting a fascinating collection of extracts never before broadcast on radio this documentary puts the emphasis on the unfamiliar with interviewees adding another dimension to Sid's story by revealing his early career and assessing his copious talents.


TUE 07:00 The Emerald Green Show (b078dlrj)
All For One

Will Emerald Green's ego be able to deal with the ambitious plans of new girl, Tanesha?

A vain, ambitious black woman dreams of becoming a chat-show queen.

Lisselle Kayla's comedy series starring Llewella Gideon as Emerald Green.

Tristram ...... Jonathan Firth
Fabio ...... Iwan Thomas
Victor ...... Dean Hill
Eunice ...... Sheila Reid
David ...... Jonathan Keeble
Tanesha ...... Jo Martin

Director: Pam Fraser Solomon

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1998.


TUE 07:30 Clare in the Community (b06442qh)
Series 10

This Is a Man's World

Nali's ex-husband arrives unexpectedly and Clare takes it upon herself to intervene. Simon has some bad news about Brian's vitamin supplements.

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

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

Clare continually struggles to control both her professional and private life In today's Big Society there are plenty of challenges out there for an involved, caring social worker. Or even Clare.

Written by Harry Venning and David Ramsden.

Clare ...... Sally Phillips
Brian ...... Alex Lowe
Nali ...... Nina Conti
Simon ...... Andrew Wincott
Justin ...... Dustin Demri-Burns
Thomas ...... Stefan Ramsden

Producer: Alexandra Smith.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2015.


TUE 08:00 Round the Horne (b007jpdl)
Series 4

Episode 11

Kenneth Horne escapes Stalag Limpwrist, Rambling Syd Rumpo sings of a maiden's nodes and a visit to Bona Abbey with Julian and Sandy.

With Kenneth Williams, Hugh Paddick and Betty Marsden.

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. Marty departed after series 3.

Scripted by Barry Took, Brian Cooke and Johnnie Mortimer.

Music by the Max Harris Group.

Producer: John Simmonds

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 2 in May 1968.


TUE 08:30 The Men from the Ministry (b014j01w)
Monkey Business

Sir Gregory is set to leave, but can one of the bungling bureaucrats fill his shoes?

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

Stars Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler.

With Norma Ronald, Ronald Baddiley and John Graham.

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 May 1973.


TUE 09:00 The News Quiz Extra (b078czy3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:45 Paperback Hell (b0076ch5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:45 on Monday]


TUE 10:00 William Wordsworth - Michael (b0076lkn)
A dramatisation of Wordsworth's poem. Michael is a shepherd whose life is changed forever by the arrival of a son. With Tom Courtenay.


TUE 10:45 Alan Bennett - Two in Torquay (b0076f3m)
A man and a woman, both middle-aged, engage in polite conversation in a Torquay hotel.

But neither is quite what they seem to be. Who is deceiving whom?

Starring Judi Dench and Alan Bennett.

Written by Alan Bennett.

Miss Philpott (Betty) ....... Judi Dench
Mr Mortimer (Arthur) ....... Alan Bennett

Producer: Gordon House.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2003.


TUE 11:00 Kenneth Williams Reads: Cold Comfort Farm (b078dmm5)
Episode 2

Flora meets more cousins and offers suggestions to try and improve the lives of those on the farm. Read by Kenneth Williams.


TUE 11:30 Agatha Christie (b00jz7jj)
Philomel Cottage

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

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

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

Producer: Jeremy Mortimer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2002.


TUE 12:00 Round the Horne (b007jpdl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 The Men from the Ministry (b014j01w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 P Division (b007jx62)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 Sid James: Not Just a Dirty Laugh (b01s4762)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b065gjs0)
Go Set a Watchman

Episode 2

Harper Lee's explosive second novel was finally published in 2015. Believed lost for decades after the publication of 'To Kill A Mockingbird', this book revisits much-loved characters, this time through adult eyes.

Jean Louise 'Scout' Finch travels from New York to Maycomb for her annual visit home. It's always a relief to slip into the comfortable rhythms of the South; to spend time with her beloved father Atticus and rekindle her spiky relationship with Aunt Alexandra. But mid-50s Alabama is not the same place where young Scout spent idyllic summers with brother Jem, and the 26-year old will be betrayed and have her trust shattered before she is able to become her own woman.

Harper Lee was the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of 'To Kill a Mockingbird', a book which has been studied, loved, wept over and revered by generations since its publication in 1960. She lived in Monroeville, Alabama until her death in February 2016.

Read by Fenella Woolgar

Written by Harper Lee

Abridged by Robin Brooks

Produced by Eilidh McCreadie.


TUE 14:15 Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen's Men of Fashion (b00jm2x9)
The Tartan Titan and the Highland Fashion Cult

Romanticism and nationalism in 19th-century Scotland, where King George IV's endorsement meant tartan and the kilt became cult.


TUE 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b0128pyc)
Cath Staincliffe - Blood in the Mountains

Episode 2

When the weekly list of unclaimed estates is published, probate researchers, brother and sister team Dan and Rachel, search backwards through the family line to find the true heir and get a slice of the fortune. Their quest leads them to uncover a broken family with a terrible secret.

Henry Gaunt died leaving a sizeable estate but no Will. Dan and Rachel have discovered that Henry's father George died fighting in the Spanish Civil War and that his cousin Eric joined the International Brigades with him. If Eric is still alive he might be the rightful heir.

DAN.....William Ash
RACHEL.....Claire Keelan
YOUNG ERIC.....Tom Hughes
GEORGE.....Stephen Hoyle
CORPORAL REEVES.....Russell Richardson
ERIC.....Russell Dixon

Directed by Nadia Molinari.


TUE 14:45 Book at Bedtime (b00fgj46)
Bruce Chatwin - On the Black Hill

Episode 2

Iestyn Jones reads from Bruce Chatwin's novel about the lives of identical twin brothers Lewis and Benjamin Jones, on their farm in the Welsh Marches.

From earliest childhood, the twins seem to feel each other's happiness and pain, and often speak in a private language. By adolescence, differences begin to emerge but the brothers' bond is stronger than ever.


TUE 15:00 William Wordsworth - Michael (b0076lkn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 15:45 Alan Bennett - Two in Torquay (b0076f3m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today]


TUE 16:00 Counterpoint (b00d7q3d)
2005

2005 - Heat 1

Ned Sherrin chairs the music quiz with Nicholas Brann of London, Brian Clements from Chelmsford and Jill Halifax of London.


TUE 16:30 Flying the Flag (b00bx1kd)
Series 3

Our Own Correspondent

Press freedom reaches the People's Republic, closely followed by Henry Treebling, Investigative Reporter.

"Surely diplomatic moves are under foot to slow the pace of reform, Mr Mackenzie?"

"Of course not. But how did Treebling find out about them?"

Series 3 of 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 John Grieve as Treebling.

Producer: Neil Cargill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1990.


TUE 17:00 The Emerald Green Show (b078dlrj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 17:30 Clare in the Community (b06442qh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 18:00 Orbiter X (b078dqb6)
Building the Space Station

Britton, McLelland and Hicks play along with Unity's evil plan to commandeer space station, Orbiter X.

A bold but perilous plan to conquer space with space station 'Orbiter X' continues...

Captain Bob Britton …. John Carson
Captain Douglas McClelland …. Andrew Crawford
Flight Engineer Hicks …. Barrie Gosney
Max Kramer …. Gerik Schjelderup
Gelbin …. Arthur Lawrence
Colonel Kent …. Donald Bisset
Sir Charles Day …. Leslie Perrins
Control Officer Brown …. Peter Noel Cook

Written by BD Chapman.

Producer: Charles Maxwell

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in December 1959.


TUE 18:30 On Your Farm: A Journey Through the British Isles and Beyond (b078dr11)
Prince Charles on Biodiversity

Charlotte Smith explores Prince Charles' interest in biodiversity, drawing on editions of On Your Farm recorded with him in 2015 at his summer holiday farm house in Romania's Transylvania. And she hears about the organic farming methods used at his Duchy Home Farm at Highgrove in Gloucestershire.

Mining the rich archive of past editions of the long running series On Your Farm shows how much the farming industry changed across the 20th century. The series, which began in 1965, has visited every possible kind of farm around the British Isles and beyond.

Producer: Mark Smalley.


TUE 19:00 Round the Horne (b007jpdl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 The Men from the Ministry (b014j01w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 P Division (b007jx62)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 Sid James: Not Just a Dirty Laugh (b01s4762)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 Kenneth Williams Reads: Cold Comfort Farm (b078dmm5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 21:30 Agatha Christie (b00jz7jj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:30 today]


TUE 22:00 Clare in the Community (b06442qh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 Bleak Expectations (b00wdjvk)
Series 4

A Now Tricky Life Woefully Miseried Up

Pip and Harry have escaped the exploding desert island, but Harry has been transformed into a dinosaur.

Now they must catch Mister Benevolent and prevent him taking over the world, but the trail has lead them to France. Here they must face unimaginable horrors including a bacon free breakfast and a deadly confrontation in a cheese mine.

But there is a glimmer of hope in the form of The Scarlet Pimple.

Mark Evans's epic Victorian comedy in the style of Charles Dickens.

Sir Philip ..... Richard Johnson
Young Pip Bin ..... Tom Allen
Gently Benevolent ..... Anthony Head
Harry Biscuit ..... James Bachman
Grimpunch ..... Geoffrey Whitehead
Ripely ..... Sarah Hadland
Pippa ..... Susy Kane
Reverend Godly Fecund ..... David Mitchell
Frenchman ..... Mark Evans

Producer Gareth Edwards.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2010.


TUE 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b079rr91)
From 10pm to midnight, seven days a week, the Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. Plus Jess Fostekew chats to Taylor Glenn.


TUE 23:00 Vent (b00svcbq)
Series 1

Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go

Ben doesn't get out much, but he has a loving and attentive family, an active imagination and a comfortable bed, so he can't complain.

Because he's in a coma, Mary and Mum wonder whether some of his favourite music will wake him up, while his own thoughts are occupied with visons of Sue Lawley, Robbie Williams - and an unconventional seduction technique.

Dark sitcom written by Nigel Smith.

Starring Neil Pearson as Ben Smith, Fiona Allen as Mary, Josie Lawrence as Mum and Leslie Ash as Blitzkrieg.

With Mark Perry, Dave Lamb, Jo Martin, Tim Whitnall, Hils Barker and Kim Wall.

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2006.


TUE 23:30 Radio 9 (b04hkfq5)
Series 2

Episode 5

An unusual doctor, the perils of parenthood and faking it as a boxer. Stars Johnny Daukes and Hils Barker. From August 2005.



WEDNESDAY 27 APRIL 2016

WED 00:00 Orbiter X (b078dqb6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 On Your Farm: A Journey Through the British Isles and Beyond (b078dr11)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 P Division (b007jx62)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 Sid James: Not Just a Dirty Laugh (b01s4762)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b065gjs0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday]


WED 02:15 Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen's Men of Fashion (b00jm2x9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Tuesday]


WED 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b0128pyc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:45 Book at Bedtime (b00fgj46)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 William Wordsworth - Michael (b0076lkn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 03:45 Alan Bennett - Two in Torquay (b0076f3m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 Counterpoint (b00d7q3d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:30 Flying the Flag (b00bx1kd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:30 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 The Emerald Green Show (b078dlrj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 Clare in the Community (b06442qh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 P Division (b007jx64)
Condition Purple

Episode 3

While Dino remains as elusive as ever, the team continue their search for fresh evidence in the hunt for the killer of prostitute, Stephanie Craigellachie.

Peter Turnbull's dramatic story about his Glaswegian cops.

DCI Donoghue …. Martin Cochrane
DS Ray Sussock …. Ralph Riach
DC King …. John Buick
DC Montgomery …. Frank Gallagher
Collette …. Louise Beattie
WPC Elka Willems …. Ann Louise Ross
First Woman …. Wilma Duncan
Second Woman …. Mamie Stirling
Dino …. Alexander Morton

Dramatised by Stephen Mulrine. .

Produced at BBC Glasgow by Hamish Wilson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1993.


WED 06:30 Uncool Britannia (b00sh3pm)
The Pakamac Years

Steve Punt presents a new three part history of the Britain that's ubiquitous yet unashamedly uncool. Steve argues the nation's recent past has been hijacked by the fashionistas and that it's time to celebrate the past as it really was - deeply unhip. Forget the Rolling Stones, Mary Quant and the Aston Martin, what Britons really love is a nice melody, a sensible coat and a reliable motor...

Steve re-imagines the 50s and 60s as the Pakamac Years. He argues that it wasn't beatniks that epitomised the spirit of the era - but the foldaway mac. The Pakamac flew off the shelves in their tens of thousands as Britons rejoiced in the sheer novelty and practicality of a plastic raincoat which you could pop in your handbag. Steve also considers the importance of anoraks, cagoules, parkas and snorkels as emblems of uncool Britain.

Producer: Laurence Grissell
(repeat).


WED 07:00 The Brothers (b00q9xrj)
Series 3

Loony Tunes

As Bugs Bunny makes an untimely appearance, Nigel and Michael go their separate ways. Stars Adam Godley. From March 2007.


WED 07:30 Welcome to Our Village, Please Invade Carefully (b04md4nr)
Series 2

Questioning Loyalties

Field Commander Uljabaan's loyalty cards, rewarding villagers for their collaboration, are not only ruining Katrina's plans but also Richard's chances in the weekly pub quiz. They turn to Ron, the landlord of the Rose & Crown for help in scuppering the scheme.

Series two of Eddie Robson's sitcom about an alien race that have noticed that those all-at-once invasions of Earth never work out that well. So they've locked the small Buckinghamshire village of Cresdon Green behind an impenetrable force field in order to study human behaviour and decide if Earth is worth invading.

The only inhabitant who seems to be bothered by their new alien overlord is Katrina Lyons, who was only home for the weekend to borrow the money for a deposit for a flat when the force field went up.

So along with Lucy Alexander (the only teenager in the village, willing to rebel against whatever you've got) she forms The Resistance - slightly to the annoyance of her parents Margaret and Richard who wish she wouldn't make so much of a fuss, and much to the annoyance of Field Commander Uljabaan who, alongside his unintelligible minions and The Computer (his hyper-intelligent supercomputer), is trying to actually run the invasion.

Katrina Lyons ...... Hattie Morahan
Richard Lyons ...... Peter Davison
Margaret Lyons ...... Jan Francis
Lucy Alexander ...... Hannah Murray
Field Commander Uljabaan ...... Julian Rhind-Tutt
Computer ...... John-Luke Roberts
Ron ...... Dave Lamb
Lawrence ...... Michael Bertenshaw

Written by Eddie Robson
Script-edited by Arthur Mathews

Original music written and performed by Grace Petrie
Producer: Ed Morrish.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2014.


WED 08:00 The Navy Lark (b01lb306)
Series 6

Confirming Povey's Rank

Is Povey a fraud? It seems so, as the crew of HMS Troutbridge race to secure his captaincy

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

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 December 1963.


WED 08:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00h8kxm)
Series 8

Episode 12

Oedipus Rex gets the Radio Prune treatment plus a Whitehall farce with a twist.

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 May 1970.


WED 09:00 The Motion Show (b00762kw)
Series 4

Episode 3

Graeme Garden hosts the comic debating game with Marcus Brigstocke, Steve Punt, Stuart Maconie and Jenny Eclair. From June 2001.


WED 09:30 The Fall of the Mausoleum Club (b007k44b)
Bleak Horse

Timothy Tamperton reports back on the stranger's death wish on the evil Joshua Farley. Stars Stephen Moore. From October 1988.


WED 10:00 Classic Serial (b01mtsm3)
Thomas Hardy - Far From the Madding Crowd

A Farmer Just Beginning

Young farmer Gabriel Oak sees an ideal wife in Bathsheba Everdene, but she turns him down, believing in true romance. As she becomes rich, he is ruined, and the tables turn.

Thomas Hardy's classic tale dramatised by Graham White.

Bathsheba ...... Alex Tregear
Gabriel Oak ...... Shaun Dooley
Boldwood ...... Toby Jones
Troy ...... Patrick Kennedy
Liddy ...... Lizzy Watts
Fanny ...... Hannah John-Kamen
Maltster ...... Robert Blythe
Jan ...... Joe Sims
Joseph ...... Sam Alexander
Henery ...... Patrick Brennan
Billy ...... Don Gilet
Cain ...... Harry Livingstone
Aunt ...... Tracy Wiles
Maryann ...... Amaka Okafor

Musicians: Colin Guthrie, Chris Davies, Lauren Swift

Director: Jessica Dromgoole

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2012.


WED 11:00 Kenneth Williams Reads: Cold Comfort Farm (b078jq9b)
Episode 3

Flora opts to help those she meets, including Elfine and Big Business the Bull. Kenneth Williams reads Stella Gibbons' classic.


WED 11:30 Agatha Christie (b00jzwdq)
In a Glass Darkly

A jealous lover is haunted by a fellow pilot's death and a vision of murder. Mike Walker's revamped whodunnit with Neil Dudgeon.


WED 12:00 The Navy Lark (b01lb306)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00h8kxm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 P Division (b007jx64)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 Uncool Britannia (b00sh3pm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b065gjvl)
Go Set a Watchman

Episode 3

Harper Lee's explosive second novel was finally published in 2015. Believed lost for decades after the publication of 'To Kill A Mockingbird', this book revisits much-loved characters, this time through adult eyes.

Jean Louise 'Scout' Finch travels from New York to Maycomb for her annual visit home. It's always a relief to slip into the comfortable rhythms of the South; to spend time with her beloved father Atticus and rekindle her spiky relationship with Aunt Alexandra. But mid-50s Alabama is not the same place where young Scout spent idyllic summers with brother Jem, and the 26-year old will be betrayed and have her trust shattered before she is able to become her own woman.

Harper Lee was the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of 'To Kill a Mockingbird', a book which has been studied, loved, wept over and revered by generations since its publication in 1960. She lived in Monroeville, Alabama until her death in February 2016.

Read by Fenella Woolgar

Written by Harper Lee

Abridged by Robin Brooks

Produced by Eilidh McCreadie.


WED 14:15 Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen's Men of Fashion (b00jm2xr)
Men in Black - The Funereal Victorians (and Oscar of course)

Why did Victorian men dress ready for a funeral? Black embodied power and serious purpose yet democratised fashion for ever.


WED 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b01291vy)
Cath Staincliffe - Blood in the Mountains

Episode 3

When the weekly list of unclaimed estates is published, probate researchers, brother and sister team Dan and Rachel, search backwards through the family line to find the true heir and get a slice of the fortune. Their quest leads them to uncover a broken family with a terrible secret.

Henry Gaunt died leaving a sizeable estate but no Will. Dan and Rachel have discovered that ninety four year old Eric Beatty is the rightful heir to his estate but Eric is refusing to take what is rightfully his.

DAN.....William Ash
RACHEL.....Claire Keelan
YOUNG ERIC.....Tom Hughes
GEORGE.....Stephen Hoyle
JO.....Eithne Brown
MR GHYLL.....Russell Richardson

Directed by Nadia Molinari.


WED 14:45 Book at Bedtime (b00fgj48)
Bruce Chatwin - On the Black Hill

Episode 3

Iestyn Jones reads from Bruce Chatwin's novel about the lives of identical twin brothers Lewis and Benjamin Jones, on their farm in the Welsh Marches.

Benjamin is called up to fight in WWI and Lewis is drawn to young Rosie Fifield, but neither love nor war can separate the boys for long.


WED 15:00 Classic Serial (b01mtsm3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 The Motion Show (b00762kw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


WED 16:30 The Fall of the Mausoleum Club (b007k44b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


WED 17:00 The Brothers (b00q9xrj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 17:30 Welcome to Our Village, Please Invade Carefully (b04md4nr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 18:00 Orbiter X (b078jrh3)
The Net Closes

Can some quick thinking by Britton, McLelland and Hicks lead the Commonwealth Space Project to locate Unity's HQ on Earth?

Penultimate episode of BD Chapman's space thriller.

Captain Bob Britton …. John Carson
Captain Douglas McClelland …. Andrew Crawford
Flight Engineer Hicks …. Barrie Gosney
Max Kramer …. Gerik Schjelderup
Gelbin …. Arthur Lawrence
Colonel Kent …. Donald Bisset
Captain Knight …. John Graham
Greta Ravel …. Irene Prador
Control Officer Brown …. Peter Noel Cook

Producer: Charles Maxwell

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in December 1959.


WED 18:30 On Your Farm: A Journey Through the British Isles and Beyond (b078jrh5)
Foot and Mouth

Charlotte Smith recalls the foot and mouth epidemic of 2001.

Drawing on past editions of BBC Radio 4's On Your Farm broadcast during that year, when the countryside was closed to the public, and the army were called in, she hears the distress of livestock farmers whose herds were slaughtered.

Producer: Mark Smalley.


WED 19:00 The Navy Lark (b01lb306)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00h8kxm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 P Division (b007jx64)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 Uncool Britannia (b00sh3pm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 Kenneth Williams Reads: Cold Comfort Farm (b078jq9b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 21:30 Agatha Christie (b00jzwdq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:30 today]


WED 22:00 Welcome to Our Village, Please Invade Carefully (b04md4nr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 Start/Stop (b039dbjr)
Series 1

Concert

Jack Docherty’s sitcom about love, marriage and despair.

Three couples sail off into the sunset. And sink.

Starring Jack Docherty, Charlie Higson, Katherine Parkinson, John Thomson, Fiona Allen and Kerry Godliman.

With their marriages in various states of disrepair - a trip to a classical music concert poses difficulties for everyone.

Barney ...... Jack Docherty
Cathy ...... Kerry Godliman
Fiona ...... Fiona Allen
David ...... Charlie Higson
Evan ...... John Thomson
Alice ...... Katherine Parkinson

Producer Steven Canny

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2013.


WED 23:00 The Masterson Inheritance (b007jsy1)
Series 1

The Mastersons Lose Everything

London 1890. Auberon Masterson is the epitome of decadence, but will his unsavoury habits ruin the family?

An improvised historical saga of a family at war with itself - based entirely on audience suggestions.

Starring Paul Merton, Josie Lawrence, Caroline Quentin, Jim Sweeney and Phelim McDermott.

Producer: Phil Clarke

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1993.


WED 23:30 And Now in Colour (b0080qg5)
Series 2

Eurospecial

The sketch show team cross the English Channel for a French link-up.

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 February 1991.



THURSDAY 28 APRIL 2016

THU 00:00 Orbiter X (b078jrh3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 On Your Farm: A Journey Through the British Isles and Beyond (b078jrh5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 P Division (b007jx64)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 Uncool Britannia (b00sh3pm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b065gjvl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:15 Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen's Men of Fashion (b00jm2xr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b01291vy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:45 Book at Bedtime (b00fgj48)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 Classic Serial (b01mtsm3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 The Motion Show (b00762kw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:30 The Fall of the Mausoleum Club (b007k44b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 The Brothers (b00q9xrj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 Welcome to Our Village, Please Invade Carefully (b04md4nr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 P Division (b007jx68)
Condition Purple

Episode 4

As the search for Dino and Jimmy 'The Rodent' Purdue continues, Donoghue receives a report of another murder. 'P Division' closes in.

Concluding Peter Turnbull's dramatic story about his Glaswegian cops.

DCI Donoghue …. Martin Cochrane
DS Ray Sussock …. Ralph Riach
Karen …. Gaylie Runciman
DC King …. John Buick
DC Montgomery …. Frank Gallagher
Tuesday Noon …. Alex McAvoy
Mr Keyes …. Robert Trotter
Mrs Olive Keyes …. Kay Gallie
WPC Elka Willems …. Ann Louise Ross
Dino …. Alexander Morton

Dramatised by Stephen Mulrine.

Produced at BBC Glasgow by Hamish Wilson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1993.


THU 06:30 Uncool Britannia (b00skpbn)
The James Last Years

Steve Punt continues his three part history of the Britain that's ubiquitous yet unashamedly uncool. Steve argues the nation's recent past has been hijacked by the fashionistas and that it's time to celebrate the past as it really was - deeply unhip. Forget the Rolling Stones, Mary Quant and the Aston Martin, what Britons really love is a nice melody, a sensible coat and a reliable motor...

Steve makes an assault on Punk, claiming it was James Last and his orchestra rather than Sid Vicious and his safety pins who embodied the 70s. Between the mid-60s and the mid-80s, Last racked up 52 hit albums - coming second only to Elvis. Whilst the Punks may have packed out a few obscure venues, James Last was selling out the Royal Albert Hall. Steve attempts to get to the bottom of how this German band-leader won over legions of Brits with his easy-listening tunes and why the maestro of the middle-of-the-road has never received credit for his chart-topping success.

Producer: Laurence Grissell
(repeat).


THU 07:00 All the Young Dudes (b007rkc3)
Series 1

People's Parties

Billy is not keen on entertaining round at his place, until someone suggests a game of cards. Starring Jim Sweeney. From August 2001.


THU 07:30 The Ivan Brackenbury Show (b00gkjpj)
The hapless DJ's precarious broadcast pilot at Queen Elizabeth Hospital radio station. With Justin Moorhouse. From January 2009.


THU 08:00 The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter (b007jtjp)
Series 2

The Guests

Author Gerald is appalled at news of unwelcome dinner companions.

The convoluted chronicle of an optimistic author starring Ian Carmichael as Gerald C Potter and Charlotte Mitchell as his wife.

With Michael Goldie and Penelope Reynolds

Written by Basil Boothroyd.

Producer: Bobby Jaye

The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter ran from 1976 to 1981

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1977.


THU 08:30 Radio Active (b007k18c)
Series 4

The BioShow

The station's biographical series pays tribute to the sensational life of celebrated actor, Sir John Lesley.

Radio Active is the one and only local national radio station.

Starring Helen Atkinson-Wood, Angus Deayton, Geoffrey Perkins, Philip Pope and Michael Fenton-Stevens.

Music by Philip Pope and Steve Brown.

Written by Angus Deayton, Geoffrey Perkins with Jon Canter, John Docherty, Moray Hunter, Helen Murry and Nick Wilton.

Producer: Jamie Rix

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1984.


THU 09:00 Booked (b0075m92)
Series 3

Episode 6

Ian McMillan chairs the literary quiz with Roger McGough, Mark Thomas, Rory Motion and Dillie Keane. From November 1997.


THU 09:30 Artists (b00x59wq)
Series 1

Moor Will Mean Worse

A community of artists in Cornwall bicker over each others' work - and with each other. Stars Pauline McLynn. From March 2003.


THU 10:00 Classic Serial (b01n0vh4)
Thomas Hardy - Far From the Madding Crowd

Cuts and Points

Bathsheba discovers that sending William Boldwood a valentine card was a terrible mistake. But Boldwood is not Gabriel's only rival for Bathsheba's heart.

Thomas Hardy's classic tale dramatised by Graham White.

Bathsheba ...... Alex Tregear
Gabriel Oak ...... Shaun Dooley
Boldwood ...... Toby Jones
Troy ...... Patrick Kennedy
Liddy ...... Lizzy Watts
Fanny ...... Hannah John-Kamen
Maltster ...... Robert Blythe
Jan ...... Joe Sims
Joseph ...... Sam Alexander
Henery ...... Patrick Brennan
Billy ...... Don Gilet
Cain ...... Harry Livingstone
Maryann ...... Amaka Okafor

Musicians: Colin Guthrie, Chris Davies, Lauren Swift

Director: Jessica Dromgoole

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2012.


THU 11:00 Kenneth Williams Reads: Cold Comfort Farm (b078jvg1)
Episode 4

Will Flora's marriage plans for Elfine triumph, and will she finally meet her Aunt Ada Doom? Read by Kenneth Williams.


THU 11:30 Agatha Christie (b00jzy3m)
The Dressmaker's Doll

A creepy doll with a mind of its own causes alarm along London's catwalks. Mike Walker's revamped whodunnit with Juliet Aubrey.


THU 12:00 The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter (b007jtjp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 Radio Active (b007k18c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 P Division (b007jx68)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 Uncool Britannia (b00skpbn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b065gk5b)
Go Set a Watchman

Episode 4

Harper Lee's explosive second novel was finally published in 2015. Believed lost for decades after the publication of 'To Kill A Mockingbird', this book revisits much-loved characters, this time through adult eyes.

Jean Louise 'Scout' Finch travels from New York to Maycomb for her annual visit home. It's always a relief to slip into the comfortable rhythms of the South; to spend time with her beloved father Atticus and rekindle her spiky relationship with Aunt Alexandra. But mid-50s Alabama is not the same place where young Scout spent idyllic summers with brother Jem, and the 26-year old will be betrayed and have her trust shattered before she is able to become her own woman.

Harper Lee was the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of 'To Kill a Mockingbird', a book which has been studied, loved, wept over and revered by generations since its publication in 1960. She lived in Monroeville, Alabama until her death in February 2016.

Read by Fenella Woolgar

Written by Harper Lee

Abridged by Robin Brooks

Produced by Eilidh McCreadie.


THU 14:15 Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen's Men of Fashion (b00jm2y6)
Men in Uniform - Nation and Empire Resplendent

Not always for camouflage, 19th-century uniforms were vibrant and flattering. Fashion's military love affair continues today.


THU 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b01292tx)
Cath Staincliffe - Blood in the Mountains

Episode 4

When the weekly list of unclaimed estates is published, probate researchers, brother and sister team Dan and Rachel, search backwards through the family line to find the true heir and get a slice of the fortune. Their quest leads them to uncover a broken family and a terrible secret.

Henry Gaunt died leaving a sizeable estate but no Will. Dan and Rachel have discovered that ninety four year old Eric Beatty is the rightful heir to the estate but with Eric's refusal to accept the estate and Eric's daughter Jo desperate to get her hands on the inheritance Dan and Rachel must think creatively if they are to get their percentage.

DAN.....William Ash
RACHEL.....Claire Keelan
YOUNG ERIC.....Tom Hughes
GEORGE.....Stephen Hoyle
JO.....Eithne Brown
REEVES / BENNY.....Russell Richardson

Directed by Nadia Molinari.


THU 14:45 Book at Bedtime (b00fgj4c)
Bruce Chatwin - On the Black Hill

Episode 4

Iestyn Jones reads from Bruce Chatwin's novel about the lives of identical twin brothers Lewis and Benjamin Jones, on their farm in the Welsh Marches.

After the war the twins turn their attention even more towards each other and their home. But tension erupts when Lewis has an encounter with Joy Lambert, the wife of a local artist.


THU 15:00 Classic Serial (b01n0vh4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 Booked (b0075m92)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


THU 16:30 Artists (b00x59wq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


THU 17:00 All the Young Dudes (b007rkc3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 17:30 The Ivan Brackenbury Show (b00gkjpj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 18:00 Orbiter X (b078jwxl)
The Final Round

The battle is on. Can the Commonwealth Space Project thwart Unity's plan for world domination?

Conclusion of BD Chapman's space-station thriller.

Captain Bob Britton …. John Carson
Captain Douglas McClelland …. Andrew Crawford
Flight Engineer Hicks …. Barrie Gosney
Max Kramer …. Gerik Schjelderup
Gelbin …. Arthur Lawrence
Colonel Kent …. Donald Bisset
Captain Knight …. John Graham
Greta Ravel …. Irene Prador
Control Officer Brown …. Peter Noel Cook

Producer: Charles Maxwell.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in December 1959.


THU 18:30 On Your Farm: A Journey Through the British Isles and Beyond (b078jwxn)
More Than Just Farming

Charlotte Smith visits HMP North Sea Camp, a prison in Lincolnshire, where inmates at the end of long sentences are taught farming skills.

It's drawn from the long-running Radio 4 series, On Your Farm. She also looks into a question that's repeatedly asked - who 'belongs' in the countryside? Many black and Asian people, for example, report they seldom visit rural areas. We hear how Anna Hill explored that issue in an edition of On Your Farm in 2001 when she looked at the barriers between urban and rural communities.

Producer: Mark Smalley.


THU 19:00 The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter (b007jtjp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 Radio Active (b007k18c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 P Division (b007jx68)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 Uncool Britannia (b00skpbn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 Kenneth Williams Reads: Cold Comfort Farm (b078jvg1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


THU 21:30 Agatha Christie (b00jzy3m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:30 today]


THU 22:00 The Ivan Brackenbury Show (b00gkjpj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 The Headset Set (b012r7v2)
Series 1

Episode 6

The call centre staff at catalogue company Smile5 discover why Sailesh left Bangalore.

Eavesdrop on both sides of the bizarre, horrific and ludicrous phone calls when customers call in as events unfold with company staff.

Aleesha and other characters ..... Chizzy Akudolu
Bernie and other characters ..... Margaret-Cabourn Smith
Big Tony, Ralph and other characters ..... Colin Hoult
Sailesh, Bradley and other characters ..... Paul Sharma
Various ..... Philip Fox

Writers: James Kettle, Stephen Carlin, Celia Pacquola, Andy Wolton, Benjamin Partridge, Colin Hoult, Kevin Core, Madeliene Brettingham, Rebecca Hobbs and Dan Tetsell.

Script editor: James Kettle
Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2011.


THU 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b079rrd6)
From 10pm to midnight, seven days a week, the Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. Plus Jess Fostekew chats again to Taylor Glenn.


THU 23:00 Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation (b04gyp8k)
Series 10

How to Eat Food

Setting out to explain one of our most fundamental acts as human beings, Jeremy Hardy picks up the topic of food with the chopsticks of enquiry and then drops it on his trousers of former cleanliness.

Helping him tackle the subject will be special guests Vicki Pepperdine and Paul Bassett Davies.

The comedian engages in a free and frank exchange of his entrenched views. Passionate, polemical, erudite and unable to sing, Jeremy returns with another series.

Few can forget where they were twenty years ago when they first heard "Jeremy Hardy Speaks To The Nation". The show was an immediate smash-hit success, causing pubs to empty on a Saturday night, which was particularly astonishing since the show went out on Thursdays. The Light Entertainment department was besieged, questions were asked in the House and Jeremy Hardy himself became known as the man responsible for the funniest show on radio since Money Box Live with Paul Lewis.

Since that fateful first series, Jeremy went on to win Sony Awards, Writers Guild nominations and a Nobel Prize for Chemistry. He was a much-loved regular on both The News Quiz and I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue.

Written by Jeremy Hardy

Producer: David Tyler

A Pozzitive production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in September 2014.


THU 23:30 Hardeep at The Stand (b015zsd8)
Series 1

Episode 1

1/6
We're back at The Stand comedy club for more jokes, stories and revelations from some of the world's best comedians. Hardeep Singh Kohli takes to The Stand's tiny stage to introduce a selection of the world's greatest comedians.

This week Hannibal Buress, one of the staff writers for 30 Rock and Saturday Night Live talks to us about his eating habits, airport security and his Scottish visitors. American A-Lister Margaret Cho talks about working with Bill Hicks, her Korean heritage and the pressure of being Woody Allen's favourite stand up comedian and we get some great gags from Scottish favourite and Radio Scotland regular Des Clarke.


THU 23:45 Steven Appleby's Normal Life (b00st0z2)
Series 2

Normal Oceanography

Cartoonist Steven wades into the world under the sea and gets intimate with a haddock.

Paul McCrink stars as Steven Appleby with what he laughably describes as ‘insights into normal, everyday life.’

With:

Rosalind Paul
Ewan Bailey
Nigel Betts
Rachel Atkins

Written by Steven Appleby

Producer: Toby Swift

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2003.



FRIDAY 29 APRIL 2016

FRI 00:00 Orbiter X (b078jwxl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 On Your Farm: A Journey Through the British Isles and Beyond (b078jwxn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 P Division (b007jx68)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 Uncool Britannia (b00skpbn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b065gk5b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:15 Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen's Men of Fashion (b00jm2y6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b01292tx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:45 Book at Bedtime (b00fgj4c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 Classic Serial (b01n0vh4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 Booked (b0075m92)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:30 Artists (b00x59wq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 All the Young Dudes (b007rkc3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 The Ivan Brackenbury Show (b00gkjpj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 Renny Krupinski - Bright Red One (b078jzlg)
Alan: We have it in red, sir.
Keith: Red, eh?
Alan: A sort of bright red, sir. Immaculate throughout. 19,000 miles.
Keith: And three four fifty, you said? I'll come down.

But Keith looks set to regret the day he had this telephone conversation, the first of many.

Renny Krupinski's drama stars John Baddley as Alan, Renny Krupinski as Keith, Camille Coduri as Sharon and Paul Gregory as Meetek.

Directed by Janet Whitaker

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1988 as part of Tuesday Follies: Six Thirty Minute Plays.


FRI 06:30 Uncool Britannia (b00sn4rd)
The Austin Montego Years

Steve Punt concludes his three part history of the Britain that's ubiquitous yet unashamedly uncool. Steve argues the nation's recent past has been hijacked by the fashionistas and that it's time to celebrate the past as it really was - deeply unhip.

Today Steve takes to the road, remembering the Austin Maestro & Montego which were unveiled with great fanfare in the early 80s. Steve takes a drive in a Montego with motoring journalist Quentin Willson and attempts to get to grips with why history has been so unkind to these two sensible but unstylish motors. He hears from the voice behind the cars' celebrated speech synthesiser, Nicolette McKenzie, and hears from dealers, designers and marketing men involved in the car's launch.

Producer: Laurence Grissell.


FRI 07:00 Winston (b007jnby)
Winston in Love

A Dangerous Critter

Everybody except William has fallen in love: Nancy with Roland from the Ministry of Whatsisname, Father with a ghastly old crone, Rosie with a handsome young 'blokie' - and Winston with a disgusting woman from the fish shop...

Peter Tinniswood's bawdy comedy serial stars Bill Wallis as Winston, Maurice Denham as Father, Shirley Dixon as Nancy, Liz Goulding as Rosie and Christian Rodska as William.

Director: Shaun MacLoughlin.

First broadcast on BBC Radio in January 1991.


FRI 07:30 The Rest is History (b07858bs)
Series 2

Episode 4

Frank Skinner loves history, but just doesn't know much of it. So he's devised a comedy discussion show in order to find out more about it.

Along with his historian in residence, Professor Kate Williams, Frank is joined by Chris Addison and Alun Cochrane, who discuss the three wise men, Jack Straw (not that one), Henry Austen and a weaponry timeline.

Producers: Mark Augustyn and Justin Pollard

An Avalon production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in April 2016.


FRI 08:00 Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (b007jrgc)
Moving On

Bob and Terry take an eventful trip down memory lane.

Starring James Bolam as Terry Collier, Rodney Bewes as Bob Ferris and Brigit Forsyth as Thelma Chambers. With Sheila Fearn and Michael Segal.

Created and scripted for BBC TV by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais. Adapted for radio by Patrick Tilley.

Producer: John Browell

Originally lost from the archive, the audio was provided by BBC producer Stan Was.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1975.


FRI 08:30 The Goon Show (b007jnm5)
Series 7

The Great Bank Robbery

All set for the Long Distance Bass Drum Race, Neddie Seagoon is duped into villainy.

Groundbreaking, surreal BBC radio comedy written by Spike Milligan and Larry Stephens.

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: Pat Dixon

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in November 1956.


FRI 09:00 The Museum of Curiosity (b01n9yfs)
Series 5

Ker, Stephenson Connolly, Geim

Professor of Ignorance at the University of Buckingham, Professor John Lloyd CBE is joined by comedian Jimmy Carr for the fifth series.

Three guests are invited to donate one item each and explain why it deserves a place in the museum.

John and Jimmy welcome comedian Humphrey Ker, sex therapist, comedian and author Dr Pamela Stephenson-Connolly and Nobel Physics Laureate Professor Sir Andre Geim.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2012


FRI 09:30 No Commitments (b016vn8c)
Series 9

Imaginary Friends

Victoria is keen to meet her daughter's new boyfriend, but is he all that he seems? Stars Angela Thorne. From January 2003.


FRI 10:00 Classic Serial (b01n606d)
Thomas Hardy - Far From the Madding Crowd

A Successful Rival

One man proves constant in his love for Bathsheba, while she gives up on all hopes of happiness.

Thomas Hardy's classic tale dramatised by Graham White.

Bathsheba ...... Alex Tregear
Gabriel Oak ...... Shaun Dooley
Boldwood ...... Toby Jones
Troy ...... Patrick Kennedy
Liddy ...... Lizzy Watts
Fanny ...... Hannah John-Kamen
Maltster ...... Robert Blythe
Jan ...... Joe Sims
Joseph ...... Sam Alexander
Henery ...... Patrick Brennan
Billy ...... Don Gilet
Cain ...... Harry Livingstone
Maryann ...... Amaka Okafor

Musicians: Colin Guthrie, Chris Davies, Lauren Swift

Director: Jessica Dromgoole

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2012.


FRI 11:00 Kenneth Williams Reads: Cold Comfort Farm (b078k3vl)
Episode 5

Flora's plan for Amos and Seth Starkadder takes off. Judith is next on the list. Kenneth Williams reads Stella Gibbons' classic.


FRI 11:30 Jim Broadbent - A Sense of History (b04yf832)
In keeping his family estate intact, the 23rd Earl has had to resort to the occasional murder and a degree of coercion.

But for the breed that "came over with William the Conqueror", this is hardly something new...

The 23rd Earl .... Jim Broadbent
Giddy .... Stephen Bill

Recorded on location in Nettlebed, Oxfordshire.

Adapted by Jim Broadbent from his Channel 4 TV drama.

Director: Eoin O'Callaghan

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1997.


FRI 12:00 Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (b007jrgc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 The Goon Show (b007jnm5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 Renny Krupinski - Bright Red One (b078jzlg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 Uncool Britannia (b00sn4rd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b065gkj1)
Go Set a Watchman

Episode 5

Harper Lee's explosive second novel was finally published in 2015. Believed lost for decades after the publication of 'To Kill A Mockingbird', this book revisits much-loved characters, this time through adult eyes.

Jean Louise 'Scout' Finch travels from New York to Maycomb for her annual visit home. It's always a relief to slip into the comfortable rhythms of the South; to spend time with her beloved father Atticus and rekindle her spiky relationship with Aunt Alexandra. But mid-50s Alabama is not the same place where young Scout spent idyllic summers with brother Jem, and the 26-year old will be betrayed and have her trust shattered before she is able to become her own woman.

Harper Lee was the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of 'To Kill a Mockingbird', a book which has been studied, loved, wept over and revered by generations since its publication in 1960. She lived in Monroeville, Alabama until her death in February 2016.

Read by Fenella Woolgar

Written by Harper Lee

Abridged by Robin Brooks

Produced by Eilidh McCreadie.


FRI 14:15 Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen's Men of Fashion (b00jm2yn)
Sporting Gents - The Prince of Wales Plays Golf

The interior designer examines how sportswear has been men's fashion's single biggest influence since the French Revolution.


FRI 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b01293bs)
Cath Staincliffe - Blood in the Mountains

Episode 5

When the weekly list of unclaimed estates is published, probate researchers, brother and sister team Dan and Rachel, search backwards through the family line to find the true heir and get a slice of the fortune. Their quest leads them to uncover a broken family and a terrible secret.

Henry Gaunt died leaving a sizeable estate but no Will. Ninety four year old Eric Beatty, the rightful heir to the estate has rejected the money. Eric fought for the International Brigades in the Spanish Civil War alongside Henry Gaunt's father George who was killed there. But Eric has been holding a terrible secret about George's death and Dan and Rachel are about to uncover it.

DAN.....William Ash
RACHEL.....Claire Keelan
YOUNG ERIC.....Tom Hughes
GEORGE.....Stephen Hoyle
JO.....Eithne Brown
ERIC.....Russell Dixon

Directed by Nadia Molinari.


FRI 14:45 Book at Bedtime (b00fgj4f)
Bruce Chatwin - On the Black Hill

Episode 5

Iestyn Jones reads from Bruce Chatwin's novel about the lives of identical twin brothers Lewis and Benjamin Jones, on their farm in the Welsh Marches.

The twins continue to enjoy farm life, shunning modernity and sharing their parents' bed. Then Mrs Redpath arrives with news that will change everything.


FRI 15:00 Classic Serial (b01n606d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 The Museum of Curiosity (b01n9yfs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


FRI 16:30 No Commitments (b016vn8c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


FRI 17:00 Winston (b007jnby)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 17:30 The Rest is History (b07858bs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 18:00 Sally Warboyes - Wishing Well (b0075vj3)
When Sarah’s car breaks own on the motorway, she soon regrets asking Grace and Kenneth for shelter...

Rosemary Leach stars in a chilling tale by Sally Warboyes.

Grace ...... Rosemary Leach
Sarah ...... Kate Buffery
Kenneth ...... Norman Bird
Man ...... Alan Barker
Policeman ...... Robert Portal

Director: Cherry Cookson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1991.


FRI 18:30 On Your Farm: A Journey Through the British Isles and Beyond (b078k3vn)
Rare Breeds

Charlotte Smith hears from founder Joe Henson why the Rare Breeds Survival Trust was set up. BBC Radio 4's On Your Farm programme visits Joe's Cotswold farm to hear about the history of farm animals.

Mining the rich archive of past editions of the long running series On Your Farm shows how much the farming industry changed across the 20th century. The series, which began in 1965, has visited every possible kind of farm around the British Isles and beyond.

Producer: Mark Smalley.


FRI 19:00 Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (b007jrgc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 The Goon Show (b007jnm5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 Renny Krupinski - Bright Red One (b078jzlg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 Uncool Britannia (b00sn4rd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Kenneth Williams Reads: Cold Comfort Farm (b078k3vl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 21:30 Jim Broadbent - A Sense of History (b04yf832)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:30 today]


FRI 22:00 The Rest is History (b07858bs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 Comedy Club at Machynlleth (b078k3vq)
2016

Episode 1

Made for 4 Extra. Follow comedian David Kay in the run up to the festival weekend with his Machynlleth Diary.


FRI 22:35 It's David O'Doherty Time (b00tlw72)
The comedian combines documentary with song to describe the busy day he spent tidying his Dublin bedsit. From December 2008.


FRI 23:05 Thom Tuck Goes Straight to DVD (b01rl8nd)
Steven Seagal

In his debut solo Radio 4 show, comedian Thom Tuck recounted heart-rending tales of loves lost while drawing comparisons with 54 Straight-to-DVD Disney movies he'd watched, so we don't ever have to.

Thom now turns his attention to other genres of Straight-to-DVD movies - seeking out further underrated gems and drawing parallels with captivating personal tales from his own life experience, backed by cinematic music, so we can rest easy.

In this first episode, Thom looks at the action film genre. Steven Seagal has made 27 sub-masterpieces of Straight-to-DVD action films. Thom has managed to extricate himself from the same number of scrapes during his life. He grabbed a man's face! Seagal punched a man's face!

"...a seductive experience" The Guardian

Produced by Lianne Coop.


FRI 23:35 Josie Long: All of the Planet's Wonders (b00hkrbb)
Astronomy for Dummies

Comedian Josie Long tries to better herself through learning and discovering things in reference books.

She presents her essay on a given subject, with fellow comedian Maeve Higgins helping out with questions, illustrations and interruptions.

For starters, Josie uses the book "Astronomy for Dummies" to unravel the greater mysteries of the cosmos.

Producer: Colin Anderson

First broadcast BBC Radio 4 in February 2009.


FRI 23:45 Mordrin McDonald: 21st Century Wizard (b01jrknw)
Series 3

The End of the World Is Nigh

Step into the magically mundane world that is the life of 21st Century Wizard Mordrin McDonald. An isolated 2000 year-old Scottish sorcerer with enough power in his small finger to destroy a town, yet insufficient clout to get a speed bump installed outside his cave by the local council. Even for such a skilful sorcerer, modern life is rubbish!

In this episode, Mordrin (David Kay) is enlisted by fellow wizard Bernard The Blue (Jack Docherty) to help tackle a fiery meteor which is heading straight to earth and is threatening to wipe out all civilisation. However, Mordrin's attention is swayed from the task in hand by news that Heather has a new boyfriend in the shape of slimy patter merchant Aiden. (Donald Pirie). Will Mordrin be able to be distracted long enough from aiming pot shots at Aiden to save the world from certain doom?

Mordrin is deadpan, dry and makes delicious jams. He initially set up his jam-making business Fruity Potions as a plc for income tax relief, but has found it a useful vehicle to help him bolster his skill set and his range of products and services. (Even a wizard has to diversify these days.) He's been running Fruity Potions from his cave for the past few years, in between completing the odd quest as instructed by the Wizard Council. In the past, his services were to help kings in battles of good and evil, or as he prefers to put it 'assisting with neighbour disputes'. Now it can range from killing the odd Jakonty Dragon to an array of end of the world-type scenarios.

Written by David Kay & Gavin Smith.

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




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 (b0128qtd)

15 Minute Drama 02:30 TUE (b0128qtd)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 TUE (b0128pyc)

15 Minute Drama 02:30 WED (b0128pyc)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 WED (b01291vy)

15 Minute Drama 02:30 THU (b01291vy)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 THU (b01292tx)

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And Now in Colour 23:30 WED (b0080qg5)

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