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SATURDAY 07 MAY 2016

SAT 00:00 Ben Moor - Undone (b008zdkt)
Series 2

Unwelcome

Edna and Tankerton return to her home town and attend a fete worse than death.

Staring Alex Tregear and Ben Moor.

Ben Moor's comic sci-fi saga about magazine editor Edna Turner entering a parallel world where her version of London is replaced with the city of Undone.

Edna Turner ...... Alex Tregear
Tankerton Slopes ...... Ben Moor
Billy/Carlo ..... Duncan Wisbey
Rosie Turner ...... Emma Kennedy

Other parts played by the cast.

Producer: Colin Anderson

Made for BBC Radio 7 by BBC Radio Comedy and first broadcast in February 2008.


SAT 00:30 Soul Music (b00drrl5)
Series 7

Chopin's Ballade No 1 in G Minor

Chopin's Ballade clearly tells a story, and yet that story differs for each person who hears or plays it.

Pianist Peter Donohoe heads a cast of people whose lives have been shaped and changed by hearing and playing this technically demanding, emotionally turbulent piece of music.

Featuring:

Peter Donohoe
Pete Rosskamm
Edi Bilimoria
Richard Bielecki
Andrew Armstrong
Dr Jay B. Hess
Joshua Wright

Series exploring famous pieces of music and their emotional appeal.

Producer: Rosie Boulton

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2008.


SAT 01:00 Russell Thorndike - Doctor Syn (b00d8yxp)
Episode 5

The swashbuckling daredevil returns to Kent - but makes a new enemy. Read by Rufus Sewell.

Christopher Syn, a brilliant young scholar, is a Doctor of Divinity at Oxford, but his eventual decision to throw away the Bible for the sword in a mad quest for vengeance will influence the rest of his life.

Russell Thorndike's 18th Century, Kent-based adventure features pirates, smuggling, highwaymen, duels, wicked squires and beautiful Spanish ladies. Based on the first two novels (published 1935 and 1936) in the seven-title sequence, 'Doctor Syn on the High Seas' and 'Doctor Syn Returns'. Abridged by Doreen Estall.

Writer Russell Thorndike (1885-1972) is less well-known than his sister, the actress Dame Sybil Thorndike, but his Doctor Syn novels hold a special place in the affection of lovers of atmospheric, swashbuckling storytelling everywhere. His novels have been filmed with actors as diverse as George Arliss, Peter Cushing and Patrick McGoohan in the role of Syn, and the Kent village of Dymchurch holds an official 'Day of Syn' every other year, to commemorate a home-grown literary folk hero.

Producer: Lawrence Jackson

Made for BBC Radio 7 by BBC Northern Ireland

First broadcast in 2006.


SAT 01:30 Svelte Sylvia and the Hollywood Trimsters (b00tgwlc)
Madame Sylvia was a tiny, opinionated Norwegian who became the toast of 1920s Hollywood.

Employed by Pathe studios, her legendary violent massage technique kept stars such as Gloria Swanson ready for their close-ups.

She claimed to be able to make fat ooze from the pores like mashed potato through a colander. A shrewd businesswoman, she made herself into a brand, marketing her techniques through books, articles and radio programmes across America.

She made her name at a time when the movie boom meant not just stars, but audiences were starting to become more self-conscious about physical appearance.

She was the very first fitness guru, and kick-started our modern obsession with working out.

Karen Krizanovich, a film critic and accredited personal trainer, goes to Hollywood in search of Sylvia's story.

She goes to Sylvia's house and the studio where she worked, and reads her racy newspaper columns. But she also assesses Sylvia's legacy, questioning the role that fitness and beauty play in modern Hollywood as she talks to a celebrity personal trainer and joins a class of hula-hoopers on Santa Monica beach.

Was Sylvia a pioneering trailblazer - or can we blame her for the darker side of today's obsession with the body beautiful?

Producer: Kate Taylor

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in August 2010.


SAT 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b065xk29)
Go Set a Watchman

Episode 10

GO SET A WATCHMAN

In the literary event of the year Harper Lee's explosive second novel has finally been published. Believed lost for decades after the publication of 'To Kill A Mockingbird', this book revisits much-loved characters, this time through adult eyes. This abridgement for Book at Bedtime brings a compelling and important release to Radio 4.

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 is 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 lives in Monroeville, Alabama.

Read by Fenella Woolgar

Written by Harper Lee

Abridged by Robin Brooks

Produced by Eilidh McCreadie.


SAT 02:15 Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen's Men of Fashion (b00jrnzd)
The Clothes We're In - The State of Men's Fashion Now

With women's hemlines acting as a social and economic barometer, Laurence asks what men's fashion says about the state we are in.


SAT 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b0184vh4)
Legacy: High Green Walls

Episode 5

Cath Staincliffe's drama series returns with High Green Walls. 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.

The search for deceased reclusive artist Susie P's heir is finally over. Twin sister Barbara is still alive but Dan and Rachel are disturbed to discover that she has been living in an institution since the 1950's following a leucotomy that left her severely disabled.

DAN.....William Ash
RACHEL.....Claire Keelan
SUSAN.....Ellie Meigan Rose
BARBARA.....Kellie Shirley
MR WHITE.....Malcolm Raeburn
KELLY.....Fiona Clarke

Directed by Nadia Molinari.


SAT 02:45 John Heilpern - A Patriot for Us (b0076y8y)
Episode 5

John Osborne was bankrupt with terrible debts, but continued to entertain one and all with champagne. Read by Gareth Thomas.


SAT 03:00 Stella Gibbons - Nightingale Wood (b01pkjwp)
Episode 2

The young, widowed and pretty Viola Wither finally has the chance to escape her stifling in-laws in Essex. Whilst they are spending a month in the Lakes, she and her sister-in-law Tina escape to Stanton on Sea.

Viola is still pining for the dashing Victor Spring - who has kissed her - and Tina for the beautiful chauffeur, Saxon - likewise. But is it all hopeless?

Stella Gibbons’ sparkling pre-war comedy of manners dramatised in two-parts by Christopher William Hill.

Starring Victoria Hamilton as Tina, Dinah Stabb as Mother, Paul Moriarty as Father, Francine Chamberlain as Viola Simon Bubb as Victor, dam Billington as Saxon, Adjoa Andoh as Edna, Alex Rivers as Hetty, Joan Walker as Phyllis, Ian Masters as Spurrey, James Lailey as Uncle Frank, Gerald McDermott as Mr Brodhurst.

Director: Marion Nancarrow

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2011.


SAT 04:00 The Museum of Curiosity (b01ng413)
Series 5

Roberts, Cottrell Boyce, Nyman

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 screenwriter Frank Cottrell Boyce, actor/writer/magician Andy Nyman and anatomist Dr Alice Roberts.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2012.


SAT 04:30 No Commitments (b01709vv)
Series 9

Meeting the Family

Will Victoria get more than she bargained for when Emily brings her new boyfriend home? Stars Angela Thorne. From January 2003.


SAT 05:00 Winston (b0080hsj)
Winston in Love

Figuratively Speaking

Nancy sparks concern by eloping with Roland. Meanwhile Father declares he's in love with Mrs Sunderland - figuratively speaking, of course.

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 (b078wsdl)
Series 2

Episode 5

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 Miles Jupp and Zoe Lyons, who discuss King Arthur, Ivan the Terrible, Napoleon and Josephine, and Sir Walter Raleigh.

Producers: Mark Augustyn and Justin Pollard

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


SAT 06:00 Miguel de Cervantes - Don Quixote (b007k0m0)
Episode 2

The Adventures of the Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote de Ie Mancha by Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra.

The intrepid Don Quixote is challenged by the Knight of the Mirrors. The classic adventure published in 1605. Adapted by John Arden.

Starring Bob Grant as Don Quixote, Bernard Cribbins as Sancho Panza, Ronald Baddiley as Cervantes, David Sumner as Father Perez and Peter Wheeler as Barber-Surgeon.

Music composed by Stephen Boxer.

Director: Alfred Bradley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1980.


SAT 07:30 Capturing America: Mark Lawson's History of Modern American Literature (b00r2cm3)
Landscapes, Interiors, Underworlds

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.

John Updike, author of the Rabbit quartet of novels, always remembered being inspired by the 1960s Pop Art of Andy Warhol and others: an attempt to catch the visual reality of modern America. Updike responded by trying to achieve something similar in fiction, depicting the lives of people from places and backgrounds which had often been ignored. Richard Ford (The Sportswriter trilogy), John Irving (The Cider House Rules), Marilynne Robinson (Housekeeping, Gilead) and Jonathan Franzen (The Corrections) also reflect on this mission to describe the external and internal nature of life in the United States in all its regional and personal variety.


SAT 08:00 Archive on 4 (b04jhfqk)
Joan Littlewood and the People's Theatre

"Such a woman might easily have been burned as a witch." Kenneth Tynan

When Sir Richard Eyre was head of the National Theatre he wrote to Joan Littlewood asking if he could put on a production of her masterpiece, Oh What a Lovely War. He got a postcard in reply. Something to this effect: Dear Richard...I don't know what you're doing in that building...you should blow it up.

To her core, Joan Littlewood was an anti-establishment figure. This programme illustrates her determination to create a theatre for everybody, touring villages and towns in Northern England for nearly a decade and then - when the company settled in East London - sending letters to the local trade unions to advertise the theatre to working people.

Did she succeed in attracting the audiences she wanted? Sir Richard Eyre gives his take on this question, along with Professor Nadine Holdsworth and critic Michael Billington.

The programme pieces together a selection of the best archive from Joan's career. The actors she trained - Victor Spinetti, Avis Bunnage, Brian Murphy - explain why working for Joan was different to working with other directors. Murray Melvin, still going strong and curating the archive at Stratford East, introduces us to the Theatre Royal where Joan directed her company for over 20 years.

Here at the Theatre Royal, Joan created the shows which made her name - Brendan Behan's The Hostage, Shalegh Delaney's A Taste of Honey, Frank Norman's Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'Be, and of course Oh What a Lovely War. The programme gives a taste of these shows and how they succeeded in being controversial, innovative, and entertaining at the same time.

Produced by Isabel Sutton
A Just Radio production for BBC Radio 4.


SAT 09:00 Shakespeare: Thereby Hangs A Tale (b01ghgjn)
A Celebration of the Swan of Avon presented by actor and broadcaster Simon Russell Beale CBE.

A collection of programmes from the BBC archives inspired by and about the glover's son from Stratford. In true Shakespearian style, there will be comedy, tragedy and history:

* Great Lives – William Shakespeare (BBC Radio 4, 2011)
Matthew Parris, TV producer and novelist Daisy Goodwin and Shakespeare director Dominic Dromgoole discuss what we know, and don't know, about Will's life.

* Macbeth or Unlucky For Some (BBC Radio 4, 1979)
John Wells stars in a mini-Macbeth from the Edinburgh Festival of 1979.

* Lenny and Will (BBC Radio 4, 2006)
Comic-turned-Shakespearian Lenny Henry goes in search of the Bard in a programme which indirectly led to him playing Othello. With Dame Judi Dench and Sir Peter Hall.

* Mrs Shakespeare (BBC Radio 4, 1998)
Radio dramatisation of Robert Nye's raunchy novel inspired by Shakespeare's will: "Item: I gyve unto my wief my second best bed with the furniture." Stars Maggie Steed and Kenneth Cranham as William and Anne.

* Shakespeare Stories – Romeo & Juliet (BBC Radio 4, 2005)
Professor Carol Rutter explores Shakespeare's use of literary sources for his plots.

* Hark! (clip) (BBC Radio 3, 2008) attempts to uncover the sounds of Shakespeare's London.

* Desmond Olivier Dingle's Compleat Life and Works of William Shakespeare (BBC Radio 4, 1995)
Comedy featuring the National Theatre of Brent, which brings its 'unique' vision to Julius Caesar, with a little help from guest stars Juliet Stevenson and Harriet Walter.

There's also readings of Shakespeare's sonnets, enhanced with music and effects, featuring Sir Ian McKellen.

Producer: Nick St. George.

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra and first broadcast in April 2012.


SAT 12:00 Elephants to Catch Eels (b007mcc4)
Series 1

Episode 1

If smugglers were the rock stars of the day, Tamsyn Trelawny was Drumlin Bay's very own Ms Dynamite-ee-ee.

But how will she cope when a keen young soldier from London is appointed the new local customs collector.?

18th century Cornish village sitcom by the writers of Dead Ringers - Tom Jamieson and Nev Fountain.

Starring Lucy Speed as Tamsyn Trelawny, John Bowe as Jago Trelawny, Cameron Stewart as Major Thomas Falconer, Andrew McGibbon as Captain Marriot, Martin Hyder as Squire Bascombe, Julia Deakin as Lady Mary, Mark Felgate as Dewey and Phil Nice as Various Characters.

Producer: Jan Ravens.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2003.


SAT 12:30 Linda Smith's A Brief History of Timewasting (b00fnfnx)
Series 2

Fragile Peace

Linda takes on the mantle of Kofi Annan as she tries to broker a fragile peace between her elderly neighbour Betty and live-in builder Chris. In the strife-torn streets of East London, can bingo and musical theatre ever be reconciled?

Sitcom written by and starring Linda Smith.

With Femi Elufowoju Jnr, Jeremy Hardy, Margaret John, Martin Hyder and Chris Neill.

Producer: Jon Rolph

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2002.


SAT 13:00 Clouds in Trousers by Katie Hims (Omnibus) (b079r9jc)
Katie Hims' drama, inspired by Alexandra Harris' book 'Weatherland', imagines Zoe as a woman growing up weathered - for whom every turn of her life is marked by the weather: rain, snow, a summer heatwave, a thunderstorm, the threat of a flood. All our lives are weather-bound but for Zoe the weather is more than just what goes on behind the scenes.

Young Zoe and Alice ...... Sydney Wade
Young Shaun ...... Rhys Gannon
Older Zoe ...... Patsy Ferran
Older Shaun ...... David Reed
Juliet ...... Laura Elphinstone
Jim ...... Sam Troughton
Zoe's mum ...... Katy Carmichael
Zoe's dad ...... Tristan Sturrock

Music by Jon Nicholls
Directed by Tim Dee
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2016.


SAT 14:10 Inheritance Tracks (b079rb02)
Tony Christie

Singer Tony Christie chooses 'Come Back to Me' by Sammy Davis Jr and 'The Folks Who Live on the Hill' by Peggy Lee.


SAT 14:15 Frankly Speaking (b079rbns)
Hermione Gingold

The sharp-tongued, eccentric star of stage and film, Hermione Gingold discusses her career with renowned journalist John Freeman and theatre critic Philip Hope-Wallace.

Aged 63 when interviewed, the English-born actress was by then based in the USA and had been living in New York for five years.

Hermione Gingold was born in 1897 and died in 1987.

Launched in 1952 on the BBC Home Service, Frankly Speaking was a novel, ground breaking series. Unrehearsed and unscripted, the traditional interviewee/interviewer pairing was initially jettisoned for three interviewers firing direct questions. Early critics described it as 'unkempt', 'an inquisition' and described the guest as prey being cornered, quarry being pursued - with calls to axe the unscripted interview. But the format won out and eventually won over its detractors.

Unknown or very inexperienced broadcasters were employed as interviewers, notably John Betjeman, Malcolm Muggeridge and Penelope Mortimer. Only 40 or so of the original 100 programmes survive.

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in 1960.


SAT 14:45 Could Do Better (b007znr4)
Stephen Fry

Robert Booth summons writer and comic actor Stephen Fry to his study for a quiet word about his school reports. From November 1987.


SAT 15:00 Archive on 4 (b04jhfqk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SAT 16:00 Miguel de Cervantes - Don Quixote (b007k0m0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 Capturing America: Mark Lawson's History of Modern American Literature (b00r2cm3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SAT 18:00 Steve Walker - The Dolphinarium (b079rkxp)
Kill every living dolphin, we are told, and you destroy human individuality and solve mankind's problems at a stroke.

And if you happen to be a devious American senator with a ready supply of frozen dolphins' brains, you give yourself an excellent chance of ruling the world as well ...

Steve Walker's tense drama 'The Dolphinarium' stars Michael Cochrane, Bill Paterson and Madhav Sharma.

Sir Hartley Tixover ...... Michael Cochrane
Duncan MacNab ...... Bill Paterson
Jiddu Dutt ...... Madhav Sharma
Senator Muldoon ...... Ed Bishop
Bobby Muldoon ...... Briony Glassco
Mr Takashita ...... Eiji Kusuhara
Constanza ...... Avril Clarke
Mrs Carthaverbourne ...... Helen Horton
Master Rao ...... Renu Setna

Other parts played by Andrew Branch, Kristin Milward, David Antrobus and Michael Tudor Barnes.

Director: Gordon House

A BBC Radio 4/BBC World Service production first broadcast in April 1995.


SAT 19:00 Shakespeare: Thereby Hangs A Tale (b01ghgjn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 What Does the K Stand For? (b03ktz0w)
Series 1

First Love

Young Stephen falls in love, makes a self-discovery and breaks his first heart.

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

Written by Jonathan Harvey with Stephen K Amos.

Himself ... Stephen K Amos
Young Stephen ... Shaquille Ali-Yebuah
Stephanie Amos ... Fatou Sohna
Virginia Amos ... Ellen Thomas
Vincent Amos ... Don Gilet
Miss Collins ... Gemma Whelan
PE Teacher ... Harry Jardine
Fanni ... Emerald O'Hanrahan
Violin ... Rachel Barnes

Producer: Colin Anderson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2013.


SAT 22:30 Armando Iannucci - Facts and Fancies (b007jrlb)
A Life at the Opera

Tackling operas and some thoughts on ears.

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 December 1997.


SAT 22:45 Mordrin McDonald: 21st Century Wizard (b01kbjdj)
Series 3

The Start, the Middle, and the End of Time

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 hasn't enough 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) decides he has to do something to rescue his chances of ever getting together with Heather (Hannah Donaldson), who has just announced her engagement to slime-ball Aiden (Donald Pirie). He asks Bernard The Blue (Jack Docherty) to borrow the Timepiece of Trapathia to travel back in time and make up for all the missed opportunities with Heather.

Cast:
Mordrin ........ David Kay
Geoff ....... Gordon Kennedy
Bernard ........ Jack Docherty
Heather ........ Hannah Donaldson
Aiden ........ Donald Pirie
DJ ........ Johnny Austin

Written by David Kay & Gavin Smith.

Produced by Gus Beattie
A Comedy Unit production for BBC Radio 4.


SAT 23:00 Masala FM (b007x0c9)
Episode 1

Masala FM is East London's premier Asian community radio station.

Owner, Mr Krishna, wants to make some changes and everyone's scared, except for visiting Bollywood celebrity Johnny 'Muscles' Patel...

Six-part sitcom written by Meera Syal

Starring:

Sanjeev Bhaskar
Nitin Sawheny
Meera Syal
Nina Wadia

Music by Nitin Sawhney.

Producer: Liz Anstee

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1996.


SAT 23:30 The Museum of Everything (b007k4r1)
Series 2

By Royal Appointment

Discover the joys of musical theatre, learn all about the wonder of the sea, plus marvel at the monarchy with the museum's new royal theme park.

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 08 MAY 2016

SUN 00:00 Steve Walker - The Dolphinarium (b079rkxp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 Clouds in Trousers by Katie Hims (Omnibus) (b079r9jc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:10 Inheritance Tracks (b079rb02)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:10 on Saturday]


SUN 02:15 Frankly Speaking (b079rbns)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Saturday]


SUN 02:45 Could Do Better (b007znr4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Saturday]


SUN 03:00 Archive on 4 (b04jhfqk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 Miguel de Cervantes - Don Quixote (b007k0m0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 Capturing America: Mark Lawson's History of Modern American Literature (b00r2cm3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 Cath Staincliffe - Legacy: High Green Walls (b079s2f7)
Omnibus: Probate researchers Dan and Rachel are on a challenging quest to find an heir to a fortune. Stars William Ash and Claire Keelan.


SUN 07:15 A Woman's World (b00wr8pl)
The Nail Bar

The series on men with jobs in female workplaces continues with the story of Gareth Apajee, a nail bar worker from Swansea. Gareth tells Chris Ledgard why he decided to train in the beauty industry and discusses the reaction of his family, colleagues and customers. Chris visits Gower College in Swansea and hears that men are starting to take up places on beauty therapy courses, but are still in a very small minority.


SUN 07:30 Ed Reardon's Week (b01gvq3l)
Series 8

Rosicrucian Armageddon 2

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.

Ed joins the modern gaming fraternity when he meets Graham Pearson - the man who gave the world 'Rosicrucian Armageddon' - and is hired to add some authentic 'oldenspeak' to its sequel - 'Rosicrucian Armageddon 2'. Whilst he tries to get to grips with NPC's, orbs and the Quest for the Grail his daughter unexpectedly arrives complete with son, Smile, Japanese tea infuser, dream catcher and native American chants to purge Ed's flat.


SUN 08:00 The Clitheroe Kid (b007ym1v)
Series 2

Trouble With Higginbottom

When disaster strikes for schoolboy Jimmy, he desperately needs to raise some cash.

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

Producer: James Casey

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in March 1959.


SUN 08:30 Doctor in the House (b007k4s5)
Out-Patients

Medic Simon Sparrow misdiagnoses a boil, while Taffy keeps volunteering for night-shifts.

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 Carol Mason as Nurse.

Special guest star: Irene Handl as Mrs Clark.

Producer: David Hatch

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1968.


SUN 09:00 The Running Hare by John Lewis-Stempel (Omnibus) (b079s5n2)
A close up and intimate natural history by John Lewis-Stempel. By taking an abandoned field close to his farm, he observes in minute detail the behaviour of plants, birds and animals that are being displaced by agribusiness. In telling the story of one field, he tells the story of our countryside, our language, our religion and our food. But in transforming one field, he creates a haven for one particular animal close to his heart - the brown hare.

Writer: John Lewis-Stempel
Abridger Barry Johnston
Reader: Bernard Hill

Producer: David Roper
A Heavy Entertainment production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in May 2016.


SUN 10:10 Inheritance Tracks (b079s5n4)
Frances Ruffelle

Singer Frances Ruffelle chooses 'All Your Pals May Leave You' by Kate Carney and 'Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien' by Edith Piaf.


SUN 10:15 World Book Club (b079s64s)
F Scott Fitzgerald - The Great Gatsby

Jay McInerney and Anne Margaret Daniel discuss F Scott Fitzgerald's classic Jazz Age novel. With Harriett Gilbert. From May 2013.


SUN 11:15 The Moth Radio Hour (b079s6nk)
Series 2

Paul Bowles, Exile, and a Bar Mitzvah

True stories told live in the USA: George Dawes Green introduces tales of family conflict, Morocco and meeting your neighbours.

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 (b007ym1v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 12:30 Doctor in the House (b007k4s5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 13:00 Cath Staincliffe - Legacy: High Green Walls (b079s2f7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SUN 14:15 A Woman's World (b00wr8pl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today]


SUN 14:30 Lisa Owen - Not Working (Omnibus) (b079ywgp)
Episode 1

Thirtysomething Claire Flannery has quit her job to discover her true vocation, only to realise she has no idea how to go about finding it.

In her muddled but somehow impeccable logic she discovers that, 'the more time you have, the less time you have'. As the weeks stretch into months with nothing to show but an overflowing internet search history and an unintended feud with her mother, Claire finds herself sinking under pressure and wondering where her life fell apart.

Lisa Owens's comic debut novel tells the story of a life unravelling in minute and spectacular ways, voicing the questions we've all asked ourselves but never dared to say out loud.

Read by Emily Bruni

Omnibus of the first five of ten episodes abridged by Robin Brooks.

Producer: Kirsteen Cameron.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2016.


SUN 15:45 Nan Woodhouse (b01bmjtk)
The Reconstruction Job

Retirement didn't suit Tommy at all. But perhaps the new life of the mill had something to offer him. Read by Russell Dixon.


SUN 16:00 Saturday Drama (b00mz3pq)
Annie Caulfield - The Von Trapps And Me

Annie Caulfield's comedy tells the famous story of the Von Trapp family singers from the perspective of the Princess Yvonne, the woman Captain Von Trapp jilted in order to marry Maria.

Princess Yvonne ...... Helen Froggatt
Helena ...... Helen Baxendale
Captain Von Trapp ...... James Fleet
Maria ...... Helen Ayres
Boy ...... Benjamin Askew
Girl ...... Lizzy Watts
Reverend Mother ...... Caroline Guthrie
Sam ...... Mark Meadows

Directed by Mary Ward-Lowery.


SUN 17:00 Poetry Extra (b079yy3s)
Cold War Poet

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

Within a year of his death, Dylan Thomas exploded into occupied West Germany with his popular radio play 'Under Milk Wood'. By the end of the 1980s, his poetry had firmly established his reputation on the other side of the Berlin Wall, in Communist East Germany. Former Berlin correspondent Stephen Evans explores how Dylan Thomas became a cultural export for the British during the Cold War, and how his work helped sustain a generation of East Germans struggling with a totalitarian state trying to control what they read, wrote and thought.

Producer: Gareth Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2014.


SUN 17:30 Ed Reardon's Week (b01gvq3l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 18:00 The Female Ghost (b007517g)
The Demon Lover

Mrs Drover nervously returns to her old London house in the Blitz to discover a letter on the hall table - a reminder of a special rendezvous she can't fully recollect.

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

Elizabeth Bowen's eerie tale stars Jenny Howe as Mrs Drover, Stephen Thorne as , Jonathan Keeble as the Soldier, Christopher Scott as Mr Drover, Maggie Steed as Elizabeth Bowen, Shirley Dixon as Mother and Stephen Thorne as Father.

Producer: Marion Nancarrow

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1997.


SUN 18:30 Voices From the Grave (b007jwn6)
The Parson

Back from missionary work abroad, Reverend Martin Stokes stumbles into a nightmare of biblical proportions abroad.

David Varela's horror stars Mark Bazeley as Rev. Martin Stokes, Lynne Verrall as Mrs Cameron, Geoffrey Beevers as Bishop Millcock, Wayne Foskett as Randall, Stephen Hogan as Sid and Gerard McDermott as Joseph.

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.
David has written plays for BBC Radio 4 as well as for TV and film.

Producer: Luke Fresle

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in 2007.


SUN 19:00 The Moth Radio Hour (b079s6nk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


SUN 19:45 The Running Hare by John Lewis-Stempel (Omnibus) (b079s5n2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SUN 20:55 Inheritance Tracks (b079s5n4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:10 today]


SUN 21:00 World Book Club (b079s64s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:15 today]


SUN 22:00 Ed Reardon's Week (b01gvq3l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 22:30 Hearing With Hegley (b00bbnvw)
Series 1

Episode 5

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

With contributions from Keith Moore, Susan Norton, Andrew Bailey and Nigel Piper.

Producer: Phil Clarke

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1996.


SUN 22:45 No Tomatoes (b0081snn)
Doctor Doom

A moody fridge speaks out to Paul Copley and Helen Moon. Sketch show mixing up language and sounds. From October 2007.


SUN 23:00 The Shuttleworths (b007m950)
John Shuttleworth's Open Mind

Vampires

On the trail of vampires, John Shuttleworth visits Whitby.

But when the investigation hits full tilt he gets worried about the health of next-door neighbour Ken Worthington. Could he be Dracula's latest victim?

Sheffield's premier singer-songwriter continues his probe into unsolved phenomena.

With a guest appearance by Fame Academy's Alistair Griffin.

Written and performed by Graham Fellows.

Additional material by Dean Wilkinson.

Producer: Dawn Ellis

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2006.


SUN 23:30 Births, Deaths and Marriages (b01hxt9l)
Series 1

Episode 1

Chief registrar Malcolm Fox is a stickler for regulations at Woodborough Register Office. Sitcom set in a local registry office, starring David Schneider. From May 2012.



MONDAY 09 MAY 2016

MON 00:00 The Female Ghost (b007517g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 00:30 Voices From the Grave (b007jwn6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 Cath Staincliffe - Legacy: High Green Walls (b079s2f7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:15 A Woman's World (b00wr8pl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 on Sunday]


MON 02:30 Lisa Owen - Not Working (Omnibus) (b079ywgp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Sunday]


MON 03:45 Nan Woodhouse (b01bmjtk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:45 on Sunday]


MON 04:00 Saturday Drama (b00mz3pq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Poetry Extra (b079yy3s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 Ed Reardon's Week (b01gvq3l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 Russell Thorndike - Doctor Syn (b00db5kw)
Episode 6

When Mipps re-appears on the scene, daring smuggling runs soon follow. Read by Rufus Sewell.

Christopher Syn, a brilliant young scholar, is a Doctor of Divinity at Oxford, but his eventual decision to throw away the Bible for the sword in a mad quest for vengeance will influence the rest of his life.

Russell Thorndike's Kent-based adventure featuring pirates, smuggling, highwaymen, duels, wicked squires and beautiful Spanish ladies. Based on the first two novels (published 1935 and 1936) in the seven-title sequence, 'Doctor Syn on the High Seas' and 'Doctor Syn Returns'. Abridged by Doreen Estall.

Writer Russell Thorndike (1885-1972) is less well-known than his sister, the actress Dame Sybil Thorndike, but his Doctor Syn novels hold a special place in the affection of lovers of atmospheric, swashbuckling storytelling everywhere. His novels have been filmed with actors as diverse as George Arliss, Peter Cushing and Patrick McGoohan in the role of Syn, and the Kent village of Dymchurch holds an official 'Day of Syn' every other year, to commemorate a home-grown literary folk hero.

Producer: Lawrence Jackson

Made for BBC Radio 7 by BBC Northern Ireland

First broadcast in 2006.


MON 06:30 Australian Wanted in Woodhall Spa (b00wsqv9)
Chris Ledgard tells the story of one small-scale international cricket exchange and explores its rich history: the tradition of overseas cricketers playing for amateur clubs in the backwaters of England.

'Australian wanted for Woodhall Spa Cricket Club'. Such adverts can be found on any number of English cricket club websites. All over England, small cricket clubs welcome foreign players for the summer eason, committing themselves to supporting the players - with work or accommodation - on the understanding that they'll bring a sparkle to the score sheet.

This documentary follows one such exchange at Potterne cricket club in Wiltshire and weaves in its rich and fascinating history - which has seen some noble names playing in obscure places.

Chris meets Zimbabwean cricketer Dylan Higgins, who's come to this quintessentially English village club direct from Harare. The team captain is Graham Gaiger, who runs the construction company that provides Dylan with a job. Will the incoming sporting hero meet the expectation of the club? And how do overseas players go down with the local girls?

A fascinating, light-hearted observational documentary with a backbone of social history, on what happens when a new face is brought into the bosom of a tight band of sporting fanatics.

Producer...Mary Ward-Lowery


MON 07:00 Elephants to Catch Eels (b007nchq)
Series 1

Episode 2

Sly barmaid Tamsyn Trelawny and her band of smugglers battle to try and outwit local customs officer, Captain Marriott.

18th century Cornish village sitcom by the writers of Dead Ringers - Tom Jamieson and Nev Fountain.

Starring Lucy Speed as Tamsyn Trelawny, John Bowe as Jago Trelawny, Cameron Stewart as Major Thomas Falconer, Andrew McGibbon as Captain Marriot, Martin Hyder as Squire Bascombe, Julia Deakin as Edna, Mark Felgate as Dewey and Phil Nice as Roy.

Producer: Jan Ravens.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2003.


MON 07:30 The Unbelievable Truth (b0785rmw)
Series 16

Episode 5

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.

Henning Wehn, Jon Richardson, Susan Calman and Jack Dee are the panellists obliged to talk with deliberate inaccuracy on subjects as varied as the British aristocracy, funerals, nudity and rubber.

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 (b01nw83v)
Series 1

The Beauty Queen Contest

Parsley Sidings' glamorous announcer Gloria Simpkins is pressured into promoting the sleepy station.

Starring Arthur Lowe as Horace, Ian Lavender as Bert, Kenneth Connor as Percy, Liz Fraser as Gloria and John Graham as Phineas Perkins.

Jim Eldridge's 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.

Re-created Announcements by Keith Skues.

Producer: Edward Taylor

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in December 1971.


MON 08:30 J Kingston Platt's Showbiz Handbook (b007jzkv)
Brian Allington

The common image of the breed of actors as selfish, chameleonic and unreliable is almost always quite unjustified.

After all, to be realistic, what sort of professional future could someone like that possibly expect to have?

The doyen of British show business, J Kingston Platt shares reminiscences drawn from the wealth and the poverty of his experience from the past 40 years.

Performed and written by Peter Jones.

Producer: Pete Atkin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1986.


MON 09:00 The Write Stuff (b00qj216)
Series 12

Anton Chekhov

THE WRITE STUFF

James Walton presides over another episode of the literary quiz. John Walsh and Lynne Truss return as team captains with guests Peter Kemp and Tibor Fischer.

The author of the week and subject for pastiche is Anton Chekhov and the reader is Beth Chalmers.

PRODUCER SAM MICHELL.


MON 09:30 Tony's (b007jt0l)
Series 1

Charles

Money starts to go missing from the corner-shop barber's till, so who is the thief? Stars Victor Spinetti. From October 1979.


MON 10:00 Maria Edgeworth - The Absentee (b079z6rw)
Episode 1

Lady Clonbrony, determined to be accepted by fashionable London society, has sunk her family into debt to the moneylender, Mordecai.

She wants her son to make a good marriage, but his affections are not to be bought.

Published in 1812, Maria Edgeworth's novel stars Stephen Rea and Anna Healy.

Dramatised in two parts by Nick McCarty.

Lord Colambre... Stephen Rea
Grace Nugent... Anna Healy
Lord Clonbrony... T P McKenna
Lady Clonbrony... Francine Mulrooney
Whipp ... Ben Onwukwe
Paddy/Larry... Billy Boyle
Sir Terence O'Fay ... James Berwick
Moredecai ... Terence Edmond
Sir James Brooke ... David Bannerman

With Fraser Kerr, Danielle Allan, Emma Gregory,Jenny Howe, Elizabeth Kelly, Auriol Smith, Ian Lindsay and Andrew Wincott.

Producer: Claire Grove

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1991.


MON 11:00 He Would, Wouldn't He? (b0076fbr)
Shaft

An awkward encounter between a suited American and a pregnant woman in a stuck lift. Written and read by Anne Enright.


MON 11:15 Hamlet (b03xhkyv)
Episode 1

The Castle of Elsinore in Denmark. The court is uneasy. The king of Denmark has recently died and the throne has been claimed by the king's brother, Claudius. Prince Hamlet, still in mourning for his father, distrusts Claudius and believes that what has happened at the court 'cannot come to good'

Original music composed and realised by Roger Goula

Director: Marc Beeby

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2014.


MON 12:00 Parsley Sidings (b01nw83v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 J Kingston Platt's Showbiz Handbook (b007jzkv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 Russell Thorndike - Doctor Syn (b00db5kw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 Australian Wanted in Woodhall Spa (b00wsqv9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 F Scott Fitzgerald - The Great Gatsby (b007jmy8)
Episode 1

"I had a view of water, a partial view of my neighbour's lawn and the consoling proximity of millionaires."

It's the Jazz Age in roaring 1920s America. Nick Carraway moves to the East Coast, next door to the mysterious playboy, Jay Gatsby.

F Scott Fitzgerald's famous novel about aspiration in boom-time America. Read in 10-parts by Sam Robards.

Abridged by Neville Teller.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1996.


MON 14:15 In Search of Ourselves: A History of Psychology and the Mind (b0415hb6)
High Anxieties

Psychology is as old as the human race. People have always sought to understand what makes us think, feel and act the way we do.

In Episode 1, Martin examines the government's plan for a national 'happiness index' and traces our search for ourselves back to the ancients.

The term 'psychology' was first used in about 1600 and means, literally, 'study of the soul'. But it was only in the late 19th century that psychology emerged as a separate science. Today it draws on the intellectual legacy of philosophy, physiology and, increasingly, neurobiology and social science.

The author and broadcaster Martin Sixsmith retrained as a psychologist in the last decade, following careers as a BBC correspondent and government adviser. Martin's experience both studying applied psychology and as a recipient of therapy reflects the growing acceptance of psychological counselling in Britain and the lessening of the stigma attached to mental illness. There has been a growth of interest in the therapeutic aspects of psychology, but many of us still have a frustratingly incomplete knowledge of its history, techniques and broader applications.

This series taps into a defining aspect of modern existence and addresses the widespread desire to know more, charting the path from today's democratisation of psychological care back to early beliefs, the birth of modern experimental psychology, the related 'psy professions' - psychiatry and psychotherapy - and the splits and controversies of the 20th century.

Produced by Alan Hall and Sara Parker
A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4.


MON 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b0145xz7)
Talking About Jane Austen in Baghdad

Getting to Know You

Episode 1 - Getting to know you.

2005. Bee, a London journalist, contacts May, an Iraqi academic, about life in her battle-scarred country. Neither foresees the dramatic events that will change their lives.

May ..... Souad Faress
Bee ..... Fenella Woolgar
Ali ..... Zubin Varla
Justin ..... Stephen Hogan
Eva/Ayasha ..... Deeivya Meir
Militia Man/Official/Minister ..... Peter Polycarpou
Newsnight director ..... Jonathan Forbes
Lawyer/Octavia ..... Elaine Claxton

Director..... Peter Kavanagh.


MON 14:45 James Bond - On Her Majesty's Secret Service (b079zfs9)
Episode 1

Hunting for SPECTRE boss Ernst Stavro Blofeld in France, agent 007 James Bond meets a tragic contessa. Joanna Lumley reads Ian Fleming's thriller in ten parts.

First published in 1963, this was Fleming's 11th Bond novel, sandwiched between 'The Spy Who Loved Me' and 'You Only Live Twice'. In movie terms, this was the sixth of the original Bond movie franchise with George Lazenby playing the hero and Diana Rigg as Tracy.

The reader Joanna Lumley had a small, unnamed role in the 1969 film of 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service', being simply referred to as 'The English Girl'.

Abridged by Michael Bakewell.

Producer: David Benedictus

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1989.


MON 15:00 Maria Edgeworth - The Absentee (b079z6rw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 The Write Stuff (b00qj216)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 16:30 Tony's (b007jt0l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


MON 17:00 Elephants to Catch Eels (b007nchq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 17:30 The Unbelievable Truth (b0785rmw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 18:00 Ben Moor - Undone (b0090vcf)
Series 2

Unification

Edna must avert an inter-dimensional apocalypse at Tankerton's wedding.

Ben Moor's comic sci-fi saga about magazine editor Edna Turner entering a parallel world where her version of London is replaced with the city of Undone.

Edna Turner ...... Alex Tregear
Tankerton Slopes ...... Ben Moor
Billy/Carlo ..... Duncan Wisbey
Ida ..... Sophie Duvall
Vicar ..... John Dougall
Prince ..... Kevin Eldon

Other parts played by the cast.

Producer: Colin Anderson

Made for BBC Radio 7 by BBC Radio Comedy and first broadcast in February 2008.


MON 18:30 A Good Read (b00765v8)
Johnny Ball & David Aaronovitch

Matthew Parris is joined by TV presenter Johnny Ball and the journalist David Aaronovitch to discuss paperbacks by JG Farrell, Hugh Thompson and Flann O'Brien. From 2002.

The Third Policeman by Flann O'Brien
Publisher: Flamingo

The White Rock by Hugh Thompson
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicholson

The Siege of Krishnapur by J.G. Farrell
Publisher: Phoenix Press.


MON 19:00 Parsley Sidings (b01nw83v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 J Kingston Platt's Showbiz Handbook (b007jzkv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 Russell Thorndike - Doctor Syn (b00db5kw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 Australian Wanted in Woodhall Spa (b00wsqv9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 He Would, Wouldn't He? (b0076fbr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:15 Hamlet (b03xhkyv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


MON 22:00 The Unbelievable Truth (b0785rmw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 Kevin Eldon Will See You Now (b01l7vnm)
Series 1

Welcome

Comedy's best kept secret ingredient gets his own sketch show. Sketches, characters, sound effects, bit of music, some messin' about, you know...

In this episode, a robot king, a 50s Spaceman, a ghastly Lottery, some crabs, a kitten, disco and John Donne.

Kevin Eldon is a comedy phenomenon. He's been in virtually every major comedy show in the last fifteen years, but not content with working with the likes of Chris Morris, Steve Coogan, Armando Iannucci, Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse, Stewart Lee, Julia Davis and Graham Linehan, he's finally decided to put together his own comedy series for BBC Radio 4.

After all the waiting - Kevin Eldon Will See You Now.

Appearing in this episode are Amelia Bullmore (I'm Alan Partridge, Scott & Bailey), Julia Davis (Nighty Night), Paul Putner (Little Britain), Justin Edwards (The Consultants) and David Reed (The Penny Dreadfuls) with special guest Philip Pope (Radio Active).

Written by Kevin Eldon, with additional material by Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris (Flight Of The Conchords, That Mitchell & Webb Sound)

Original music by Martin Bird

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


MON 23:00 The News Quiz Extra (b07b0fh8)
Series 17

Episode 4

Jeremy Hardy, Sarah Kendall, Michael Deacon and Holly Walsh are Miles' guests for this episode of News Quiz Extra, the bumper bonus version of Friday's programme.

Producer.... Tamara Shilham

A BBC Radio Comedy Production.


MON 23:45 Paperback Hell (b0076cp2)
Series 1

Ensign Mandalay's Hat

Can male pattern baldness be cured? Another spoof chapter of a bestseller. With Dan Tetsell and Alex Lowe. From June 2003.



TUESDAY 10 MAY 2016

TUE 00:00 Ben Moor - Undone (b0090vcf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 A Good Read (b00765v8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 Russell Thorndike - Doctor Syn (b00db5kw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 Australian Wanted in Woodhall Spa (b00wsqv9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 F Scott Fitzgerald - The Great Gatsby (b007jmy8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:15 In Search of Ourselves: A History of Psychology and the Mind (b0415hb6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b0145xz7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:45 James Bond - On Her Majesty's Secret Service (b079zfs9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 Maria Edgeworth - The Absentee (b079z6rw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 The Write Stuff (b00qj216)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:30 Tony's (b007jt0l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 Elephants to Catch Eels (b007nchq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 The Unbelievable Truth (b0785rmw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 Russell Thorndike - Doctor Syn (b00dbblm)
Episode 7

The swashbuckling adventurer becomes the Scarecrow - leader of the smuggling Night Riders. Read by Rufus Sewell.

Christopher Syn, a brilliant young scholar, is a Doctor of Divinity at Oxford, but his eventual decision to throw away the Bible for the sword in a mad quest for vengeance will influence the rest of his life.

Russell Thorndike's 18th Century, Kent-based adventure features pirates, smuggling, highwaymen, duels, wicked squires and beautiful Spanish ladies. Based on the first two novels (published 1935 and 1936) in the seven-title sequence, 'Doctor Syn on the High Seas' and 'Doctor Syn Returns'. Abridged by Doreen Estall.

Writer Russell Thorndike (1885-1972) is less well-known than his sister, the actress Dame Sybil Thorndike, but his Doctor Syn novels hold a special place in the affection of lovers of atmospheric, swashbuckling storytelling everywhere. His novels have been filmed with actors as diverse as George Arliss, Peter Cushing and Patrick McGoohan in the role of Syn, and the Kent village of Dymchurch holds an official 'Day of Syn' every other year, to commemorate a home-grown literary folk hero.

Producer: Lawrence Jackson

Made for BBC Radio 7 by BBC Northern Ireland

First broadcast in 2006 .


TUE 06:30 Not Fade Away (b00tt5cv)
How do you end a piece of music? For 500 years pieces always had a clear ending. But in the 20th Century music often ended with a fade out instead. Stuart Maconie looks at how and why this change came about.

Pop songs often fade but classical music nearly always has a very clear ending, often a climax with all the performers playing a rousing cadence which almost guaranteed applause.

An early exception is Haydn's Farewell Symphony of 1772 which ends with the players leaving the stage one by one, until there are only two players left. Haydn wrote it as a hint that the players needed a break.

Holst's Planets Suite (written 1914 -16) ends with a chorus of women's voices sound fading into nothing - perhaps the first true example of a fade in music.

At the same time, recording technology was developing and fades could be created by moving away from the recording horn. And record companies began imposing endings for commercial reasons or to fit it onto a side of a 78 record, sometimes with quite brutal results.

With the advent of modern recording techniques it became easy to create a fade electrically and from the 1950s onwards this became commonplace.

But it was in the 1960s when the fade came into its own, particularly with the iconic 2 minute fade of Hey Jude.

So has the fade out simply become a lazy way to end a song? And what happens when that song is played live and a fade isn't possible?

Stuart Maconie draws from his own experience as a dj and we also hear from Stephen Johnson presenter of BBC Radio 3's Discovering Music, Jacob Smith Lecturer in Film and Television Studies and remastering engineer Roger Beardsley. And Martyn Ware of Heaven 17 talks about ending songs live that faded out in the studio versions.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2010.


TUE 07:00 Linda Smith's A Brief History of Timewasting (b00fn0jh)
Series 2

Poltergeist

Linda Smith's life of Riley is interrupted by an idle poltergeist after a Psychic Fayre, and live-in builder Chris reveals an unwanted Gift.

Sitcom written by and starring Linda Smith.

With Femi Elufowoju Jnr, Jeremy Hardy, Margaret John, Martin Hyder and Chris Neill.

Producer: Jon Rolph

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2002.


TUE 07:30 Isy Suttie's Love Letters (b041y1n3)
Series 2

Eleanor and Mr Woodfield

Isy Suttie returns to her Derbyshire home town of Matlock and observes the unfolding romance between dinner lady, Eleanor, and teacher, Mr Woodfield.

Both are unhappily married, but find solace in their workplace friendship.

Isy's Sony Award winning show, recounts a series of love stories affecting people she's known throughout her life, told partly through song.

Sometimes Isy has merely observed other people's love lives; quite often she's intervened, changing the action dramatically - for better or worse. Intertwined within these stories are related real life anecdotes from Isy's own, often disastrous, love life.

With her multi-character and vocal skills, and accompanied by her guitar, Isy creates a hilarious and deeply moving world, sharing with us her lessons in life and love.

"A voice you want to swim in" The Independent

Producer: Lyndsay Fenner

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2014.


TUE 08:00 Round the Horne (b00td9bn)
Series 4

Episode 13

Five Go Mad In Ancient Rome, shock news from 'Woman of the Year' - and Kenneth Horne discovers Julian and Sandy are multilingual.

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 (b0153cxh)
Plane Madness

Events take off as the idle duo welcome an office efficiency expert.

Stars Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler. With Norma Ronald, Ronald Baddiley, John Graham and Dilys Laye.

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 June 1974.


TUE 09:00 The News Quiz Extra (b07b0fh8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:45 Paperback Hell (b0076cp2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:45 on Monday]


TUE 10:00 Maria Edgeworth - The Absentee (b07b2phd)
Episode 2

Lord Colambre has travelled to Ireland for the first time to visit the Clonbrony estates.

But unknown to him, Lady Dashfort is determined to trap him into marriage with her daughter Isabel.

Stephen Rea and Anna Healy star in the conclusion of Maria Edgeworth's novel

Lord Colambre... Stephen Rea
Grace Nugent... Anna Healy
Paddy... Billy Boyle
Whipp ... Ben Onwukwe
Sir Terence O'Fay ... James Berwick
Lord Clonbrony... T P McKenna
Lady Clonbrony... Francine Mulrooney
0'Halloran.... Shay Gorman
Garraghty...John O'Mahoney

With Fraser Kerr, Danielle Allan, Emma Gregory, Jenny Howe, Elizabeth Kelly, Auriol Smith, Ian Lindsay, Andrew Wincott and Terence Edmond.

Dramatised by Nick McCarty.

Producer: Claire Grove

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1991.


TUE 11:00 He Would, Wouldn't He? (b0076fc5)
Tiger Man

As the second Gulf War erupts, Simon wants to 'retard thought implantation'. Written by Mimi Thebo. Read by Stephen Perring.


TUE 11:15 Hamlet (b03yns3l)
Episode 2

The ghost of Hamlet's father has told Hamlet that he was murdered by Claudius. Hamlet wants revenge - but is the ghost telling him the truth?

Original music composed and realised by Roger Goula

Director: Marc Beeby

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2014.


TUE 12:00 Round the Horne (b00td9bn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 The Men from the Ministry (b0153cxh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 Russell Thorndike - Doctor Syn (b00dbblm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 Not Fade Away (b00tt5cv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 F Scott Fitzgerald - The Great Gatsby (b007jmyr)
Episode 2

Nick becomes embroiled in the workings of Tom's affair and the stories of Gatsby's extravagant parties. Read by Sam Robards.


TUE 14:15 In Search of Ourselves: A History of Psychology and the Mind (b041dm1y)
The Freudian Age

In Episode 2, Martin traces a line from current government interest in 'talking cures' back to the father of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud, visiting Freud's private apartments and also Europe's oldest mental asylum, the Narrenturm - literally, the Tower of Fools - in Vienna.

Producers: Alan Hall and Sara Parker
A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4.


TUE 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b0145xzc)
Talking About Jane Austen in Baghdad

Secrets

Episode 2 - Secrets.

2005. May Witwit is an English Literature lecturer at Baghdad University specializing in Jane Austen. Bee Rowlatt works at the BBC World Service in London as a reporter. For some time they've been exchanging emails initially as part of Bee's work and a curious friendship has grown up.

May ..... Souad Faress
Bee ..... Fenella Woolgar
Ali ..... Zubin Varla
Justin ..... Stephen Hogan
Eva/Ayasha ..... Deeivya Meir
Militia Man/Official/Minister ..... Peter Polycarpou
Newsnight director ..... Jonathan Forbes
Lawyer/Octavia ..... Elaine Claxton

Director..... Peter Kavanagh.


TUE 14:45 James Bond - On Her Majesty's Secret Service (b07b2sbd)
Episode 2

Having rescued the beautiful contessa, 007 gains an unlikely ally and a lead in his search for Blofeld. Read by Joanna Lumley. From October 1989.


TUE 15:00 Maria Edgeworth - The Absentee (b07b2phd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 Counterpoint (b00df97y)
2005

Episode 3

Ned Sherrin hosts the music quiz with Peter Ashman and Steven Gore from Buckinghamshire and Judicaelle Hammond of London.


TUE 16:30 Flying the Flag (b00c39mw)
Series 3

Drugs, Mr Ambassador?

"Drugs, Mr Ambassador?"

"We didn't need drugs in my day, William. We had something else to sustain us - we called them standards."

Fortified by caffeine, nicotine and alcohol, the diplomats tackle the drug barons.

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, Stephen Greif as US Ambassador Spiro Weinberg and Christopher Benjamin as Colonel Surikov.

Producer: Neil Cargill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1990.


TUE 17:00 Linda Smith's A Brief History of Timewasting (b00fn0jh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 17:30 Isy Suttie's Love Letters (b041y1n3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 18:00 The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson (b007x08g)
1. The Manuscript

Two friends are camping near the bleak ruins of a huge old house in a remote spot in the west of Ireland, when they discover a ragged manuscript.

It purports to be the journal of an old recluse who once lived in the house with his sister. The manuscript describes his terrifying experiences of being besieged by supernatural creatures and another dimension...

Read by Jim Norton.

First published in 1908, William Hope Hodgson's fantasy novella is now seen as a classic of early, Edwardian sci-fi.

Abridged in four parts by Doreen Estall.

Producer: Lawrence Jackson

Made for BBC Radio 7 by BBC Northern Ireland.

First broadcast in September 2007.


TUE 18:30 Best of British Laughs - Morecambe and Wise (b07b30dr)
From early days to their rise as kings of comedy, Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise reminisce with Barry Took.

The duo recall their big breaks and the importance of good writers in their success, initially Sid Green and Dick Hills and later Eddie Braben.

Illustrated with excerpts from BBC and private recordings

Surviving episode from Barry Took's series of interviews with some of the greats of British comedy.

Producer: John Browell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1971


TUE 19:00 Round the Horne (b00td9bn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 The Men from the Ministry (b0153cxh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 Russell Thorndike - Doctor Syn (b00dbblm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 Not Fade Away (b00tt5cv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 He Would, Wouldn't He? (b0076fc5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 21:15 Hamlet (b03yns3l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


TUE 22:00 Isy Suttie's Love Letters (b041y1n3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 The Guns of Adam Riches (b01qfjmz)
Series 1

Mastermind

Mastermind intends to kill the audience, unless a brave challenger from the front row can defeat him.

Character comedy from 2011 Edinburgh Award winner, Adam Riches.

With fast-paced, offbeat sketches, songs (there are no songs) and a generous dollop of audience interaction.

Written by Adam Riches

With Cariad Lloyd and Jim Johnson.

Producers: Simon Mayhew-Archer & Rupert Majendie.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2013.


TUE 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b07chn4m)
The best in contemporary comedy. Tonight Arthur Smith chats to Tom Walker.


TUE 23:00 Vent (b00szjy0)
Series 1

Wouldn't You Like to Get Away

Mary and Mum have a break when Ben's unconscious body gets driven to a medical conference in Birmingham. But they can't quite bring themselves to leave the hospital.

Meanwhile, Ben's mind also takes a trip. Unfortunately, it's a trip back to the hotel in Paris, where he had the most miserable night of his life.

Dark sitcom written by Nigel Smith.

CAST:

Ben …. Neil Pearson
Jean/Mum …. Josie Lawrence
Mary …. Fiona Allen
Blitzkrieg …. Leslie Ash
with Dave Lamb, Mark Perry, Jo Martin, Hils Barker, Giles New, Lucy Montgomery, Scarlett Milburn-Smith and Elizabeth Bell.

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2006.


TUE 23:30 The Wilson Dixon Line (b00kjh14)
Sweet Home Colorado

Cowboy philosopher Wilson Dixon reminisces about his dysfunctional family and his upbringing in Cripple Creek.

Continuing his affectionate tribute to the philosophy of country music, Wilson shares more of his viewpoints through songs and anecdotes.

Introduced by Johnnie Walker.

Saddled up with sidekick Snake Wizzelteats, his observations on everyday life draw the audience into world full of larger than life characters and situations.

Written and performed by Jesse Griffin.

Sidekick Snake Wizzelteats is performed by Jesse Budd.

Recorded with an audience at BBC Maida Vale, London.

Producer: Lianne Coop

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in May 2009.



WEDNESDAY 11 MAY 2016

WED 00:00 The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson (b007x08g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 Best of British Laughs - Morecambe and Wise (b07b30dr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 Russell Thorndike - Doctor Syn (b00dbblm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 Not Fade Away (b00tt5cv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 F Scott Fitzgerald - The Great Gatsby (b007jmyr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday]


WED 02:15 In Search of Ourselves: A History of Psychology and the Mind (b041dm1y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Tuesday]


WED 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b0145xzc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:45 James Bond - On Her Majesty's Secret Service (b07b2sbd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 Maria Edgeworth - The Absentee (b07b2phd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 Counterpoint (b00df97y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:30 Flying the Flag (b00c39mw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:30 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 Linda Smith's A Brief History of Timewasting (b00fn0jh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 Isy Suttie's Love Letters (b041y1n3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 Russell Thorndike - Doctor Syn (b00dbj0y)
Episode 8

Charlotte tries to discover the identity of The Scarecrow as an old foe of Christopher's arrives in Kent. Read by Rufus Sewell.

Christopher Syn, a brilliant young scholar, is a Doctor of Divinity at Oxford, but his eventual decision to throw away the Bible for the sword in a mad quest for vengeance will influence the rest of his life.

Russell Thorndike's 18th Century, Kent-based adventure features pirates, smuggling, highwaymen, duels, wicked squires and beautiful Spanish ladies. Based on the first two novels (published 1935 and 1936) in the seven-title sequence, 'Doctor Syn on the High Seas' and 'Doctor Syn Returns'. Abridged by Doreen Estall.

Writer Russell Thorndike (1885-1972) is less well-known than his sister, the actress Dame Sybil Thorndike, but his Doctor Syn novels hold a special place in the affection of lovers of atmospheric, swashbuckling storytelling everywhere. His novels have been filmed with actors as diverse as George Arliss, Peter Cushing and Patrick McGoohan in the role of Syn, and the Kent village of Dymchurch holds an official 'Day of Syn' every other year, to commemorate a home-grown literary folk hero.

Producer: Lawrence Jackson

Made for BBC Radio 7 by BBC Northern Ireland

First broadcast in 2006.


WED 06:30 Launching The Style Decade (b00s7dvt)
Launched in 1980, Robert Elms investigates the origins and influence of The Face, the 'style bible' of the 80s. The magazine was at the forefront of a remarkable change in the visual landscape of Britain in the 1980s: from Sunday newspaper supplements, to television ads, to ordinary high street shop fronts.

Until 1980 music magazines were black and white broadsheet papers like the NME and Melody Maker. Then in the summer of 1980 The Face changed all that. Started by the former NME and Smash Hits editor Nick Logan, it brought a flash of colour to the magazine industry, mixing pop, politics, photography, fashion and style, all tied together by the iconic design of art director Neville Brody.

The Face advocated that music didn't matter unless everyone looked good. With the innovative marriage of fashion and music, 'the best dressed magazine' quickly became the arbiter of style and cool in 1980s England.

At its most successful The Face was at the forefront of every major youth movement and was pivotal in launching the career of models Kate Moss and photographer Juergen Teller. Taking stock, publisher Nick Logan and Neville Brody reveal what they believe to be the lasting impact of The Face on style and design.

Producer: Barney Rowntree
A Somethin Else production first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2010.


WED 07:00 Married (b007tm4g)
Series 2

The Truth Is Out There

Robin uses a scam from his old universe to make himself rich in his new universe.

In the process he attracts the attention of the security services and learns the horrible truth about Operation War of the Worlds.

Hugh Bonneville stars in Tony Bagley's comedy.

Robin .... Hugh Bonneville
Lesley .... Josie Lawrence
Dirk .... Steve Frost
Murdo …. Lewis MacLeod
Elaine …. Janet Ellis
Vernon …. Simon Greenall
Ned …. Sam Bradley

Producer: Claire Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2000.


WED 07:30 Welcome to Our Village, Please Invade Carefully (b04nv6m8)
Series 2

Testing Times

It's the day after Lucy's 18th birthday, and her parents aren't happy, and not only because she took that bottle of rum from their drinks cabinet. They think she is wasting her life being part of the resistance, so unless she can pass her A Levels they're going to stop her coming to the meetings.

Does it really take a village to raise a child? Or will they make things worse?

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 hyperintelligent 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
Carl ...... Don Gilet
Colin ...... Don Gilet

Script-edited by Arthur Mathews
Producer: Ed Morrish.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2014.


WED 08:00 The Navy Lark (b01ly8wn)
Series 6

Johnson's Memoirs

When Johnson gets set to take the literary world by storm with his memoirs, Pertwee decides to intervene.

Stars Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Ronnie Barker as Able Seaman Johnson and Heather Chasen as Heather.

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 January 1964.


WED 08:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00j3f88)
Series 9

Episode 1

Back after their own individual projects, the bickering comedy team reconvenes for series 9.

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.

Producers: David Hatch/John Cassels

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 2 in November 1973.


WED 09:00 The Motion Show (b00762sc)
Series 4

Episode 5

Graeme Garden chairs the debating game with Gyles Brandreth, Scott Capurro, Arthur Smith and Paul Daniels. From June 2001.


WED 09:30 Change at Oglethorpe (b007jzwk)
The Thin Controller

David Clare, Oglethorpe’s new Station Master, has got off to a bad start - falling through the cafe window, being shot at and attacked by a prize ferret - but things look likely to get a lot worse when he tries to sack Rocket...

Peter Morfoot's railway sitcom stars Peter Davison and Michael Williams.

David ...... Peter Davison
Rocket ...... Michael Williams
June ...... Rosemary Martin
Points ...... Phillippa Wilson
Hattie ...... Madge Hindle
Sodd ...... Chris Emmett

Other parts played by Tessa Worsley, John Hartley and Jonathan Keeble.

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in December 1995.


WED 10:00 Classic Serial (b01lsts9)
Thomas Mann - Buddenbrooks

Episode 1

Dramatised by Judith Adams with original music by Nico Muhly.

Michael Maloney and Barbara Flynn star in this story of an old Hanseatic merchant family fighting to keep their commercial supremacy in the changing world of 1840s Europe.

Four generations of Buddenbrooks try to sustain their inheritance - a once highly successful trading company in the port of Lubeck on the Baltic Sea - in a world where the old ways no longer work.

Harmonium and Flute by Rick Juckes.
Technical Presentation by David Fleming Williams.

Produced by Chris Wallis
A Watershed production for BBC Radio 4.


WED 11:00 He Would, Wouldn't He? (b0076fcp)
Putting It Across

Can Colin command authority when he becomes the manager of an over-35s amateur football team? Written and read by Matt Harvey.


WED 11:15 Hamlet (b03ynvdd)
Episode 3

In an attempt to find out whether Claudius murdered his father, Hamlet has arranged for a play featuring a similar murder to be performed before the court.

Original music composed and realised by Roger Goula

Director: Marc Beeby

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2014.


WED 12:00 The Navy Lark (b01ly8wn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00j3f88)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 Russell Thorndike - Doctor Syn (b00dbj0y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 Launching The Style Decade (b00s7dvt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 F Scott Fitzgerald - The Great Gatsby (b007jmz5)
Episode 3

Nick experiences the beauty and allure of Gatsby's summer parties and meets their elusive host. Read by Sam Robards.


WED 14:15 In Search of Ourselves: A History of Psychology and the Mind (b041dmzy)
It's All about Sex

Freud's development of a new psychological science, psychoanalysis, provoked controversy because of his focus on sexuality.

In episode 3, Martin examines Freud's legacy, with audio archive of his one-time colleague then rival Carl Gustav Jung, his daughter Anna Freud and a new interview with Christopher Hampton, author of the play 'The Talking Cure'.

Producer: Alan Hall
A Falling Tree Production for BBC Radio 4.


WED 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b0145xzt)
Talking About Jane Austen in Baghdad

An Escape

Episode 3 - An Escape.

2005. May Witwit is a lecturer at Baghdad University, Bee Rowlatt a reporter for the BBC World Service. For many months they've conducted a curious and moving correspondence by email. At last, faced by continuous threats to her life, May pleas with Bee to help her and her husband escape. Bee decides to discuss it with her husband Justin, a reporter for 'Newsnight'. This is a true story.

May ..... Souad Faress
Bee ..... Fenella Woolgar
Ali ..... Zubin Varla
Justin ..... Stephen Hogan
Eva/Ayasha ..... Deeivya Meir
Militia Man/Official/Minister ..... Peter Polycarpou
Newsnight director ..... Jonathan Forbes
Lawyer/Octavia ..... Elaine Claxton

Director..... Peter Kavanagh.


WED 14:45 James Bond - On Her Majesty's Secret Service (b07b3c6d)
Episode 3

Bond receives confirmation of Blofeld's whereabouts and adopts a disguise in pursuit of his quarry. Read by Joanna Lumley. From October 1989.


WED 15:00 Classic Serial (b01lsts9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 The Motion Show (b00762sc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


WED 16:30 Change at Oglethorpe (b007jzwk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


WED 17:00 Married (b007tm4g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 17:30 Welcome to Our Village, Please Invade Carefully (b04nv6m8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 18:00 The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson (b007wznx)
2. The Siege

After beginning to read the ragged manuscript purporting to be written by an old recluse, the narrator and his sister face the swine-like supernatural creatures' terrifying siege...

Read by Jim Norton.

First published in 1908, William Hope Hodgson's fantasy novella is now seen as a classic of early, Edwardian sci-fi.

Abridged in four parts by Doreen Estall.

Producer: Lawrence Jackson

Made for BBC Radio 7 by BBC Northern Ireland.

First broadcast in September 2007.


WED 18:30 Off the Page (b007vl1x)
Lunch is for Wimps

Dominic Arkwright discusses whether we should enjoy a good lunch, with Giles Coren, Lucy Kellaway and Martin Rowson. From August 2007.


WED 19:00 The Navy Lark (b01ly8wn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00j3f88)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 Russell Thorndike - Doctor Syn (b00dbj0y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 Launching The Style Decade (b00s7dvt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 He Would, Wouldn't He? (b0076fcp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 21:15 Hamlet (b03ynvdd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


WED 22:00 Welcome to Our Village, Please Invade Carefully (b04nv6m8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 Start/Stop (b03b2zb3)
Series 1

Fundraiser

Three couples sail off into the sunset. And sink.

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

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

With their marriages in various states of disrepair - a school fundraiser proves unusually challenging for all of them.

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 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b07chn7w)
The best in contemporary comedy. Tonight Arthur Smith chats to Tom Walker.


WED 23:00 2000 Years of Radio (b007scys)
Series 1

Dark Age FM

It's AD 500, history's most miserable time, when Britain was invaded twice a week and the country was run by a bloke called Arthur.

But there was always Steve in the Afternoon to help Britons through these difficult times

Six-part series that taps into the radio archive of a bygone age.

Written and performed by Marcus Brigstocke, Claire Downes , Stuart Lane, Al Holloway, Danny Robbins and Dan Tetsell.

Producers: Paul Dodgson & Sean Grundy

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2000.


WED 23:15 Guy Browning's Small Talk (b0076d91)
Series 1

Duvet Control

The battle of the sexes rages over cold feet and tog ratings. The writer shares more deep thoughts on trivia. From March 2003.


WED 23:30 Lucy Montgomery's Variety Pack (b012qtv1)
Series 2

Episode 1

The human chameleon's host of characters from a chatty school girl to a decrepit charwoman.

Multi-paced, one woman Fast Show showcasing the exceptional talent of Lucy Montgomery.

With:

Philip Pope
Sally Grace
Waen Shepherd
Natalie Walter

Written by Lucy Montgomery with additional material by Steven Burge, Jon Hunter, Fay Rusling and Barunka O'Shaughnessy.

Script Editor: Dan Tetsell

Music by Philip Pope

Producer: Katie Tyrrell.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2011.



THURSDAY 12 MAY 2016

THU 00:00 The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson (b007wznx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 Off the Page (b007vl1x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 Russell Thorndike - Doctor Syn (b00dbj0y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 Launching The Style Decade (b00s7dvt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 F Scott Fitzgerald - The Great Gatsby (b007jmz5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:15 In Search of Ourselves: A History of Psychology and the Mind (b041dmzy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b0145xzt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:45 James Bond - On Her Majesty's Secret Service (b07b3c6d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 Classic Serial (b01lsts9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 The Motion Show (b00762sc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:30 Change at Oglethorpe (b007jzwk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 Married (b007tm4g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 Welcome to Our Village, Please Invade Carefully (b04nv6m8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 Russell Thorndike - Doctor Syn (b00dbqwq)
Episode 9

The Dragoons attempt to foil the swashbuckling smugglers' plan - but tragedy lies ahead. Read by Rufus Sewell.

Christopher Syn, a brilliant young scholar, is a Doctor of Divinity at Oxford, but his eventual decision to throw away the Bible for the sword in a mad quest for vengeance will influence the rest of his life.

Russell Thorndike's 18th Century, Kent-based adventure features pirates, smuggling, highwaymen, duels, wicked squires and beautiful Spanish ladies. Based on the first two novels (published 1935 and 1936) in the seven-title sequence, 'Doctor Syn on the High Seas' and 'Doctor Syn Returns'. Abridged by Doreen Estall.

Writer Russell Thorndike (1885-1972) is less well-known than his sister, the actress Dame Sybil Thorndike, but his Doctor Syn novels hold a special place in the affection of lovers of atmospheric, swashbuckling storytelling everywhere. His novels have been filmed with actors as diverse as George Arliss, Peter Cushing and Patrick McGoohan in the role of Syn, and the Kent village of Dymchurch holds an official 'Day of Syn' every other year, to commemorate a home-grown literary folk hero.

Producer: Lawrence Jackson

Made for BBC Radio 7 by BBC Northern Ireland

First broadcast in 2006.


THU 06:30 Big Game, Little Game (b00txjsg)
Episode 1

Mark Stephen charts a unique swap involving two gamekeepers - one from the Kalahari, the other from the Angus Glens.
Gamekeeper Andy Malcolm is swapping 40,000 acres of heather moorland high in the Angus Glens for a reserve on the edge of the Kalahari in South Africa. The game warden from there will travel to Scotland in a unique swap documented for BBC Radio 4.
The programmes offer the very different perspectives of Scottish gamekeeper Andy Malcolm and his South African counterpart Dylan Smith. Both men track their experiences in the form of audio diaries and in reflections to presenter Mark Stephen who is alongside them in this job exchange. How they deal with issues ranging from land conservation to animal welfare and how far experiences in their own landscapes can translate into ideas for their new ones, is at the heart of the recordings.

The Tswalu game reserve in South Africa is currently owned by Nicky Oppenheimer's family but was originally the vision of the Manchester entrepreneur Stephen Boler. In a four year period he established the 100 000 hectare reserve and introduced thousands of game animals, including sable and roan antelope, Cape buffalo and cheetah. Following his death in 1999 the Oppenheimers purchased Tswalu and set about the task of restoring the Kalahari to itself: hunting was stopped, farm buildings and fences were removed and indigenous game like the endangered desert black rhino and black-maned Kalahari lions were brought home. The Oppenheimer's regularly spent time at Lord Dalhousie's Invermark estate in Scotland and although the lands were vastly different the realities of overseeing them was not: the idea of an exchange arose from a desire to broaden the experiences of the two management teams.

Dylan Smith, Tswalu's Projects Manager, is engaged in a huge conservation effort which allows many endangered animals to flourish. In some cases, surpluses are used to restock other reserves. In Scotland there is a harsher reality; Invermark is a traditionally run sporting estate and it's continued survival is dependant on producing Red Grouse and Red Deer for shooting. Andy Malcolm and the other five gamekeepers who work this 55,000 acre highland wilderness take 700 deer and up to 1200 brace of grouse annually. However they are quick to point out that there are many other beneficiaries. "It's a well documented fact that managing moorland for grouse improves habitat and increases biodiversity. And at peak times the estate employs up to 40 seasonal workers- grousebeaters, ghillies, ponymen and the like. That, in turn, boosts the local economy. All of this is not always appreciated politically.

Andy Malcolm's life in Kalahari takes some adjusting to: from the tortoise ambling across the road, to adrenalin filled ventures when he's tracking rhinos and zapping lions: "It's the end of a most amazing week...I'm aware of how much I haven't told you. I haven't told you just how amazing this place really is; how extraordinary it is to be seeing so many different animals, birds, insects and plants; and how perplexing it is not to know what they are; how strange it feels to be in an environment that holds potential dangers. It's a place that, if it weren't for the roads, you could imagine nobody had ever been here before you. When I get up in the morning, the first thing I do is open the doors and listen. Back home, you can always hear a river or burn, or the wind in the trees, or a dog barking, or a plane flying over. Here it's a stillness that's more like total deafness. And as I have breakfast, I listen to the world waking up.

"And I still haven't scratched the surface of Tswalu..It has a vast area of plain crossed with dunes, parallel but half a mile between them, it has mountains that look higher than anything we've got and far more inaccessible due to the incredibly broken ground, it has hidden glens and I've even seen a pond! It has big open areas and dense thicket, it has trees that look so old and gnarled that they might have seen the very first white men. And it's hot."

Meanwhile in Scotland Dylan is also adjusting - particularly given the dramatic change in temperature and the very different tasks undertaken, from cutting firewood for the bothies to shovelling gravel into potholes: "this has been one of the most unusual weeks I have spent in my entire life.Invermark is an incredible place - I have often heard of the Scottish Highlands and yet when one hears such talk, one is never truly able to capture the essence of a place. In order for this to happen, for a place to be indelibly imprinted on ones mind and soul, one needs to be drawn into its very heart and soul."

Producer: Sue Mitchell.


THU 07:00 PG Wodehouse - Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves (b007jqb0)
The Menace of Totleigh Towers

Bertie Wooster is obliged to sort out an amorous mix-up between his friends.

PG Wodehouse romp adapted in six parts by Richard Usborne.

Starring Michael Hordern as Jeeves, Richard Briers as Bertie Wooster, Vivian Pickles as Aunt Dahlia, Ann Davies as Emerald Stoker, Douglas Blackwell as the Reverend Harold Pinker and Jonathan Cecil as Boko Fittleworth.

Producer: David Hatch

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1980.


THU 07:30 Don't Start (b06vnmy9)
Series 3

Medical

What do long term partners really argue about? The third series of Frank Skinner's sharp comedy. Starring Frank Skinner and Katherine Parkinson.

In this episode, Kim is not happy when a theoretical debate about her demise reveals Neil's yearning for an accordion.

The first and second series of Don't Start met with instant critical and audience acclaim:

"That he can deliver such a heavy premise for a series with such a lightness of touch is testament to his skills as a writer and, given that the protagonists are both bookworms, he's also permitted to use a flourish of fine words that would be lost in his stand-up routines." Jane Anderson, Radio Times

"Frank Skinner gives full rein to his sharp but splenetic comedy. He and his co-star Katherine Parkinson play a bickering couple exchanging acerbic ripostes in a cruelly precise dissection of a relationship." Daily Mail

"...a lesson in relationship ping-pong..." Miranda Sawyer, The Observer

Don't Start is a scripted comedy with a deceptively simple premise - an argument. Each week, our couple fall out over another apparently trivial flashpoint. Each week, the stakes mount as Neil and Kim battle with words. But these are no ordinary arguments. The two outdo each other with increasingly absurd images, unexpected literary references and razor sharp analysis of their beloved's weaknesses. Underneath the cutting wit, however, there is an unmistakable tenderness.

An Avalon production for BBC Radio 4.


THU 07:45 The Pin (b06kgbgd)
Series 1

Episode 2

Join Alex and Ben in their weird twist on the double-act sketch show.

Strap in for a 15 minute delve in to a world of oddness performed in front of a live studio audience.

The Pin are an award-winning comedy duo, and legends of Edinburgh festival. They deconstruct the sketch form, in a show that exists somewhere between razor-sharp smartness and utterly joyous silliness.

After a sold-out run in Edinburgh, and a string of hilarious performances across BBC Radio 4 Extra, BBC 3, Channel 4, and Comedy Central, this is The Pin's debut solo show. Join them as they celebrate, make, collapse and rebuild their jokes, each other, and probably the radio too.

For fans of Adam and Joe, Vic and Bob, and Fist of Fun - a show of absurd offerings from two loveable idiots.

Producer: Sam Bryant.

First broadcast in Radio 4 in October 2015.


THU 08:00 The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter (b0080r03)
Series 2

The Tiff

Author Gerald and his wife Diana squabble over a lunch date.

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

With Geoffrey Matthews and Edward Kelsey.

Written by Basil Boothroyd.

Producer: Bobby Jaye

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1977.


THU 08:30 Radio Active (b007k1r1)
Series 4

David Chizzlenutt

The Radio Active Rep perform Dickens's literary classic - live

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

Music by Philip Pope.

Written by Angus Deayton, Geoffrey Perkins with John Cantor, Moray Hunter, John Docherty and Michael Fenton-Stevens.

Producer: Jamie Rix

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1984.


THU 09:00 The Food Quiz (b07b3myf)
Series 2

Episode 2

On Jay Rayner's menu are Marguerite Patten, Clement Freud, Loyd Grossman and Valentina Harris. From August 2004.


THU 09:30 Artists (b00xglb7)
Series 1

Inspired

Grumpy Tamsin is uninspired and blames Dolores, who aims for a loan to rent her own studio. Stars Mina Anwar. From April 2003.


THU 10:00 Classic Serial (b01m0f2b)
Thomas Mann - Buddenbrooks

Episode 2

Dramatised by Judith Adams with original music by Nico Muhly.

Michael Maloney, Barbara Flynn. Joseph Millson and Clare Corbett star in this story of an old Hanseatic merchant family fighting to keep their commercial supremacy in the changing world of 1840s Europe.

Four generations of Buddenbrooks try to sustain their inheritance - a once highly successful trading company in the port of Lubeck on the Baltic Sea - in a world where the old ways no longer seem to work. It's 1848, and the revolutionary tide running through Europe has finally reached Lubeck. Will the old merchant families hold on to power? Of the Buddenbrook children, only Tom remains to learn the business. Toni is in Hamburg married to Herr Grunlich, and Christian has gone to England but would rather be in Valparaiso.

Harmonium and Flute by Rick Juckes
Technical Presentation by David Fleming Williams

Directed by Chris Wallis
An Autolycus production for BBC Radio 4.


THU 11:00 He Would, Wouldn't He? (b0076fd3)
Enough Said

Michael is worried that he might not be able to have children with his wife, but he has a plan. Written by Philip Gross. Read by Andrew Hilton.


THU 11:15 Hamlet (b03yqj3h)
Episode 4

Following Hamlet's accidental murder of Polonius, Laertes returns to Elsinore bent on revenge.

Original music composed and realised by Roger Goula

Director: Marc Beeby

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2014.


THU 12:00 The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter (b0080r03)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 Radio Active (b007k1r1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 Russell Thorndike - Doctor Syn (b00dbqwq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 Big Game, Little Game (b00txjsg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 F Scott Fitzgerald - The Great Gatsby (b007jmzm)
Episode 4

Nick finds out more about Gatsby, but can he believe all that he discovers? Read by Sam Robards.


THU 14:15 In Search of Ourselves: A History of Psychology and the Mind (b041dn0f)
Pavlov's Bell

Starting with the 'conditioned reflex' that the Russian physiologist Ivan Pavlov famously identified while studying dogs, Martin explores the development of a significant alternative to the Freudian way of thinking, 'behaviourism' - including recordings of the controversial American psychologist BF Skinner and an interview with his daughter Deborah, who as a child was the subject of her father's close scientific observations.

Producer: Alan Hall
A Falling Tree Production for BBC Radio 4.


THU 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b0145xzw)
Talking About Jane Austen in Baghdad

Getting it Right

Episode 4 - Getting it right.

Bee, a British journalist, has been helping May, an Iraqi university teacher, to escape from the terrible violence in Iraq . Their first attempt was poorly planned and a failure. This time they realize they must be more self-disciplined and plan things far more professionally. Bee, whose just had her third baby Elsa, goes to see an immigration lawyer.

May ..... Souad Faress
Bee ..... Fenella Woolgar
Ali ..... Zubin Varla
Justin ..... Stephen Hogan
Eva/Ayasha ..... Deeivya Meir
Militia Man/Official/Minister ..... Peter Polycarpou
Newsnight director ..... Jonathan Forbes
Lawyer/Octavia ..... Elaine Claxton

Director..... Peter Kavanagh.


THU 14:45 James Bond - On Her Majesty's Secret Service (b07bb72s)
Episode 4

Adopting a cover identity, 007 hits Switzerland in search of the elusive Blofeld. Joanna Lumley reads Ian Fleming's thriller. From October 1989.


THU 15:00 Classic Serial (b01m0f2b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 The Food Quiz (b07b3myf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


THU 16:30 Artists (b00xglb7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


THU 17:00 PG Wodehouse - Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves (b007jqb0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 17:30 Don't Start (b06vnmy9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 17:45 The Pin (b06kgbgd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:45 today]


THU 18:00 The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson (b007www2)
3. The Pit

Will the narrator and his dog survive a watery entrapment?

First published in 1908, William Hope Hodgson's fantasy novella is now seen as a classic of early, Edwardian sci-fi.

Read by Jim Norton.

Abridged in four parts by Doreen Estall.

Producer: Lawrence Jackson

Made for BBC Radio 7 by BBC Northern Ireland.

First broadcast in September 2007.


THU 18:30 Great Lives (b055fzbs)
Series 11

John H Hammond

In a career that stretched from 1932 to 1985, legendary record producer John Hammond discovered Billie Holiday, Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin and Bruce Springsteen. He also worked tirelessly to end race discrimination in the music industry.

Record producer Joe Boyd discusses Hammond's career with Matthew Parris and with Dunstan Prial, author of a new biography of Hammond.


THU 19:00 The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter (b0080r03)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 Radio Active (b007k1r1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 Russell Thorndike - Doctor Syn (b00dbqwq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 Big Game, Little Game (b00txjsg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 He Would, Wouldn't He? (b0076fd3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


THU 21:15 Hamlet (b03yqj3h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


THU 22:00 Don't Start (b06vnmy9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:15 The Pin (b06kgbgd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:45 today]


THU 22:30 Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section (b042ztrc)
Series 3

Tom Basden

Stand-up Alex Horne and his band explore the theme of home and leisure through live music and comedy.

With songs about radiators, a pork pie and Wayne Rooney amongst others.

Band...Joe Auckland, Mark Brown, Will Collier, Ben Reynolds, Ed Sheldrake

With guest comedian Tom Basden.

Producer: Julia McKenzie

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2014.


THU 23:00 Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation (b04jlrxv)
Series 10

How to Be a Good Citizen

Stand by your radios! Jeremy Hardy returns to the airwaves with a broadcast of national comic import!

In this programme, Jeremy attempts to understand citizenship, to examine the State and to spell surveillance. Looking over his shoulder at the script will be Gordon Kennedy (Absolutely) and Carla Mendonça.

Jeremy Hardy engages in a free and frank exchange of his entrenched views. Passionate, polemical, erudite and unable to sing,

Few can forget where they were 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.

Produced by David Tyler.
A Pozzitive production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2014.


THU 23:30 Hardeep at The Stand (b016lr70)
Series 1

Episode 3

3/6
Hardeep Singh Kohli takes to The Stand's tiny stage to introduce a selection of jokes, stories and revelations from some of the world's best comedians.

First up it's the brilliant Carl Donnelly, talking about his dance moves and problems with cars, Jo Caulfield tells us about her move to Edinburgh and Lee Camp combines political ranting with some killer one liners.

The programme was recorded late at night in a comedy club, so inevitably it contains adult themes and the occasional naughty word.


THU 23:45 Knocker (b00890vp)
Privinvasionacy

Armed with a broken clipboard, puny incentives, inappropriate footwear and an unflagging commitment to the Market Researcher's Code of Conduct, Ian Dunn seeks the precious opinions of a hostile public.

CAST:

Ian Dunn …. Neil Edmond
Mary/Mrs Rapidis …. Paula Wilcox
Mrs Worth …. Julia Deakin
Ms Shape …. Tina Gray
Mr Bluff …. Simone Treves

Written by Neil Edmond

Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

First broadcast on BBC Radio 7 in 2007.



FRIDAY 13 MAY 2016

FRI 00:00 The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson (b007www2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 Great Lives (b055fzbs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 Russell Thorndike - Doctor Syn (b00dbqwq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 Big Game, Little Game (b00txjsg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 F Scott Fitzgerald - The Great Gatsby (b007jmzm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:15 In Search of Ourselves: A History of Psychology and the Mind (b041dn0f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b0145xzw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:45 James Bond - On Her Majesty's Secret Service (b07bb72s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 Classic Serial (b01m0f2b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 The Food Quiz (b07b3myf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:30 Artists (b00xglb7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 PG Wodehouse - Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves (b007jqb0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 Don't Start (b06vnmy9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Thursday]


FRI 05:45 The Pin (b06kgbgd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:45 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 Russell Thorndike - Doctor Syn (b00dbwts)
Episode 10

The devastated daredevil sets out to take revenge on his enemies - one by one. Concluded by Rufus Sewell.

Christopher Syn, a brilliant young scholar, is a Doctor of Divinity at Oxford, but his eventual decision to throw away the Bible for the sword in a mad quest for vengeance will influence the rest of his life.

Russell Thorndike's 18th Century, Kent-based adventure features pirates, smuggling, highwaymen, duels, wicked squires and beautiful Spanish ladies. Based on the first two novels (published 1935 and 1936) in the seven-title sequence, 'Doctor Syn on the High Seas' and 'Doctor Syn Returns'. Abridged by Doreen Estall.

Writer Russell Thorndike (1885-1972) is less well-known than his sister, the actress Dame Sybil Thorndike, but his Doctor Syn novels hold a special place in the affection of lovers of atmospheric, swashbuckling storytelling everywhere. His novels have been filmed with actors as diverse as George Arliss, Peter Cushing and Patrick McGoohan in the role of Syn, and the Kent village of Dymchurch holds an official 'Day of Syn' every other year, to commemorate a home-grown literary folk hero.

Producer: Lawrence Jackson

Made for BBC Radio 7 by BBC Northern Ireland

First broadcast in 2006.


FRI 06:30 Big Game, Little Game (b00v1rh8)
Episode 2

In the second of two programmes, Mark Stephen charts a unique swap involving two gamekeepers - one from the Kalahari, the other from the Angus Glens.

Gamekeeper Andy Malcolm is swapping 40,000 acres of heather moorland high in the Angus Glens for a reserve on the edge of the Kalahari in South Africa. The game warden from there will travel to Scotland in a unique swap documented for BBC Radio 4.

The programmes offer the very different perspectives of Scottish gamekeeper Andy Malcolm and his South African counterpart Dylan Smith. Both men track their experiences in the form of audio diaries and in reflections to presenter Mark Stephen who is alongside them in this job exchange. How they deal with issues ranging from land conservation to animal welfare and how far experiences in their own landscapes can translate into ideas for their new ones, is at the heart of the recordings.

Producer: Sue Mitchell.


FRI 07:00 Winston (b007jncr)
Winston in Love

Clip Clop, Clip Clop

Father says he's going to marry Mrs Sunderland and cut the rest of the family off without a bean.

It's his wedding day. But is he serious?

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 February 1991.


FRI 07:30 The Rest is History (b079mhls)
Series 2

Episode 6

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 Josie Long and Kevin Eldon, who discuss Captain Blood, Drake's Drum, Bloody Mary and E.R.N.I.E.

Producers: Mark Augustyn and Justin Pollard

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


FRI 08:00 Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (b007jrms)
Birthday Boy

Bob bungles a surprise birthday party for Terry.

Starring James Bolam as Terry Collier, Rodney Bewes as Bob Ferris and Brigit Forsyth as Thelma Chambers.

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

Producer: John Browell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1975.


FRI 08:30 The Goon Show (b007jws9)
Series 7

What's My Line?

Can anyone guess the unusual professions in a special edition of the 1950s BBC TV quiz?

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 December 1956.


FRI 09:00 The Museum of Curiosity (b01nl675)
Series 5

Hughes, Czerski, Finkelman

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 Sean Hughes, physicist Dr Helen Czerski and cuneiform expert Dr Irving Finkel.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2012.


FRI 09:30 No Commitments (b01773xl)
Series 9

Houseroom

Anna's love-life seems to be on an even keel, but can the same be said for Roger? Stars Angela Thorne. From January 2003.


FRI 10:00 Classic Serial (b01m4c90)
Thomas Mann - Buddenbrooks

Episode 3

The final part of Thomas Mann's Nobel Prize winning story of a 19th Century merchant family struggling to keep pace with changing times. J Thomas and Gerda's son Hanno shows no aptitude for business, but may make a great musician.

Dramatised by Judith Adams with original music by Nico Muhly.

Technical presentation by David Fleming Williams

Produced and directed by Chris Wallis
An Autolycus Production for BBC Radio 4.


FRI 11:00 He Would, Wouldn't He? (b0076fdm)
A Steady Chap

A daughter starts to worry after her divorced mother meets a new man. Is he too good to be true? Written by Gillian Tindall. Read by Clare Corbett. From June 2003.


FRI 11:15 Hamlet (b03yqyzc)
Episode 5

Hamlet has returned unexpectedly to Elsinore where Claudius and Laertes have laid plans to murder him during a fencing match.

Original music composed and realised by Roger Goula

Director Marc Beeby

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2014.


FRI 12:00 Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (b007jrms)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 The Goon Show (b007jws9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 Russell Thorndike - Doctor Syn (b00dbwts)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 Big Game, Little Game (b00v1rh8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 F Scott Fitzgerald - The Great Gatsby (b007jn01)
Episode 5

Nick discovers the reason behind Gatsby's parties - his need to be reunited with someone from his past. Read by Sam Robards.


FRI 14:15 In Search of Ourselves: A History of Psychology and the Mind (b041dn37)
Talking Cures?

Martin considers some of the therapies that combined the psychoanalytic principles of Freud and Jung with the behaviour modifying techniques of the mid-Twentieth Century's other significant psychological movement 'behaviourism'.

With reference to the 'Gloria' tapes that featured the same patient being treated by three different 'talking cures' - Albert Ellis's Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy, Fritz Perls's Gestalt Therapy and Carl Rogers's Person Centred Therapy.

Series consultant, Professor Daniel Pick, Birkbeck, University of London.

Producer: Alan Hall
A Falling Tree Production for BBC Radio 4.


FRI 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b013ptf6)
Talking About Jane Austen in Baghdad

A House in Chawton

May's name has appeared on a terrorist death list. She and her husband Ali are desperate to escape from Iraq. Bee, a British journalist, has managed to arrange a university place for May, but to get to Britain they must first get to Jordan. At the last moment Ali's Jordanian visa is refused. May resolves to go by herself to Jordan and sort out the problem. This is a true story.

May ..... Souad Faress
Bee ..... Fenella Woolgar
Ali ..... Zubin Varla
Justin ..... Stephen Hogan
Eva/Ayasha ..... Deeivya Meir
Militia Man/Official/Minister ..... Peter Polycarpou
Newsnight director ..... Jonathan Forbes
Lawyer/Octavia ..... Elaine Claxton

Director..... Peter Kavanagh.


FRI 14:45 James Bond - On Her Majesty's Secret Service (b07bft32)
Episode 5

In the guise of Sir Hilary Bray, Bond contacts Blofeld and learns more about his Alpine hideaway. Read by Joanna Lumley. From October 1989.


FRI 15:00 Classic Serial (b01m4c90)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 The Museum of Curiosity (b01nl675)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


FRI 16:30 No Commitments (b01773xl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


FRI 17:00 Winston (b007jncr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 17:30 The Rest is History (b079mhls)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 18:00 The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson (b007wxhs)
4. The Wound

Back from his voyage, the narrator sees a sinister green hand at his window...

First published in 1908, William Hope Hodgson's fantasy novella is now seen as a classic of early, Edwardian sci-fi.

Concluded by Jim Norton.

Abridged by Doreen Estall.

Producer: Lawrence Jackson

Made for BBC Radio 7 by BBC Northern Ireland.

First broadcast in September 2007.


FRI 18:30 Soul Music (b00mbkk4)
Series 8

Allegri's Miserere

Allegri wrote the chord sequence for his Miserere in the 1630s for use in the Sistine Chapel during Holy Week.

It then went through the hands of a 12-year-old Mozart, Mendelssohn and Liszt until it finally reached England in the early 20th century and got fixed into the version we know today.

The soaring soprano line that hits the famous top C and never fails to thrill has become a firm favourite for concert audiences around the world.

Textile designer Kaffe Fassett, writer Sarah Manguso and conductor Roy Goodman explain how they have all been deeply affected by this beautiful piece of music.

With Peter Phillips.

Series exploring famous pieces of music and their emotional appeal.

Producer: Rosie Boulton

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2009.


FRI 19:00 Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (b007jrms)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 The Goon Show (b007jws9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 Russell Thorndike - Doctor Syn (b00dbwts)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 Big Game, Little Game (b00v1rh8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 He Would, Wouldn't He? (b0076fdm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 21:15 Hamlet (b03yqyzc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


FRI 22:00 The Rest is History (b079mhls)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme (b03bdsny)
Series 3

Episode 4

John Finnemore, the writer and star of Cabin Pressure, regular guest on The Now Show and popper-upper in things like Miranda, presents a third series series of his hit sketch show.

The first series was described as 'sparklingly clever' by The Daily Telegraph and 'one of the most consistently funny sketch shows for quite some time' by The Guardian. The second series won Best Radio Comedy at both the Chortle and Comedy.co.uk awards, and was nominated for a Sony award.

This time around, John promises to stop doing silly sketches about nonsense like Winnie the Pooh's honey addiction or how goldfish invented computer programming, and concentrate instead on the the big, serious issues.

This fourth episode of the series contains a sketch that is much, much too rude; advice on how to deal with bullies; and an accidental visit to Ambridge.

Written by and starring John Finnemore, with Margaret Cabourn-Smith, Simon Kane, Lawry Lewin and Carrie Quinlan.

Producer: Ed Morrish.


FRI 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b07chnpr)
The best in contemporary comedy. Tonight Arthur Smith chats to Andy Zaltzman.


FRI 23:00 Dave Podmore (b007t32j)
Dave Podmore's World of Cricket

Episode 3

Asked to advise on a new cricketing film, the star player causes havoc in Hollywood.

Sitcom about the exploits of talentless, amateurish, smug, inept and self-deluding English cricketer Dave Podmore.

Starring Chris Douglas and Andrew Nickolds with Chris Pavlo and Nicola Sanderson.

Written by Chris Douglas, Andrew Nickolds and Nick Newman.

Producer: Richard Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2002.


FRI 23:30 Ross Noble Goes Global (b007jvt7)
Series 1

Ireland

Travelling from rainy Sligo to busy Dublin, the comedian performs for the locals and learns to play the penny whistle - badly.

Producer: Danny Wallace

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2002.




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

15 Minute Drama 02:30 SAT (b0184vh4)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 MON (b0145xz7)

15 Minute Drama 02:30 TUE (b0145xz7)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 TUE (b0145xzc)

15 Minute Drama 02:30 WED (b0145xzc)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 WED (b0145xzt)

15 Minute Drama 02:30 THU (b0145xzt)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 THU (b0145xzw)

15 Minute Drama 02:30 FRI (b0145xzw)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 FRI (b013ptf6)

2000 Years of Radio 23:00 WED (b007scys)

A Good Read 18:30 MON (b00765v8)

A Good Read 00:30 TUE (b00765v8)

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Armando Iannucci - Facts and Fancies 22:30 SAT (b007jrlb)

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Australian Wanted in Woodhall Spa 06:30 MON (b00wsqv9)

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Best of British Laughs - Morecambe and Wise 18:30 TUE (b07b30dr)

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Births, Deaths and Marriages 23:30 SUN (b01hxt9l)

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Capturing America: Mark Lawson's History of Modern American Literature 07:30 SAT (b00r2cm3)

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Capturing America: Mark Lawson's History of Modern American Literature 05:30 SUN (b00r2cm3)

Cath Staincliffe - Legacy: High Green Walls 06:00 SUN (b079s2f7)

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Could Do Better 14:45 SAT (b007znr4)

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Counterpoint 16:00 TUE (b00df97y)

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Dave Podmore 23:00 FRI (b007t32j)

Doctor in the House 08:30 SUN (b007k4s5)

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Ed Reardon's Week 07:30 SUN (b01gvq3l)

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F Scott Fitzgerald - The Great Gatsby 14:00 MON (b007jmy8)

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Frankly Speaking 14:15 SAT (b079rbns)

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Great Lives 18:30 THU (b055fzbs)

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Guy Browning's Small Talk 23:15 WED (b0076d91)

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Hearing With Hegley 22:30 SUN (b00bbnvw)

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I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 12:30 WED (b00j3f88)

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In Search of Ourselves: A History of Psychology and the Mind 14:15 MON (b0415hb6)

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Isy Suttie's Love Letters 07:30 TUE (b041y1n3)

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James Bond - On Her Majesty's Secret Service 14:45 MON (b079zfs9)

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Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation 23:00 THU (b04jlrxv)

John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme 22:30 FRI (b03bdsny)

John Heilpern - A Patriot for Us 02:45 SAT (b0076y8y)

Kevin Eldon Will See You Now 22:30 MON (b01l7vnm)

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Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen's Men of Fashion 02:15 SAT (b00jrnzd)

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Lucy Montgomery's Variety Pack 23:30 WED (b012qtv1)

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Mordrin McDonald: 21st Century Wizard 22:45 SAT (b01kbjdj)

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Ross Noble Goes Global 23:30 FRI (b007jvt7)

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The Shuttleworths 23:00 SUN (b007m950)

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Vent 23:00 TUE (b00szjy0)

Voices From the Grave 18:30 SUN (b007jwn6)

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What Does the K Stand For? 22:00 SAT (b03ktz0w)

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World Book Club 10:15 SUN (b079s64s)

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