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SATURDAY 14 MAY 2016

SAT 00:00 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.


SAT 00:30 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.


SAT 01:00 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.


SAT 01:30 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.


SAT 02:00 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.


SAT 02:15 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.


SAT 02:30 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.


SAT 02:45 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.


SAT 03:00 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.


SAT 04:00 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.


SAT 04:30 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.


SAT 05:00 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.


SAT 05:30 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.


SAT 06:00 Peter Tinniswood (b007jsl3)
The Village Fete

When Nancy moves to the countryside with her brother, sister and poorly father, everything goes wrong. The Empson family's new house has a gas leak and needs re-wiring and re-roofing.

Nancy doesn't mind. She likes organising. But then Winston, the local poacher and handyman, takes over and invites Nancy to the village fete.

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

Peter Tinniswood's play introduces the Empson family - which sparked five series of Winston's adventures for BBC Radio between 1989 and 1994.

Producer: Shaun McLoughlin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1987.


SAT 07:30 Capturing America: Mark Lawson's History of Modern American Literature (b00r7lyf)
Making Sex Safe

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.

From the 1950s the phrase 'scandalous bestseller' began to appear on the covers of paperbacks such as Peyton Place by Grace Metalious, Couples by John Updike and Portnoy's Complaint by Philip Roth. And in spite of a widespread belief that America had become unshockable, there continued to be bursts of controversy over works of literature dealing with sex, including Tony Kushner's Angels in America - subtitled A Gay Fantasia on National Themes - Edmund White's A Boy's Own Story, Susanna Moore's In the Cut and Patricia Cornwell's introduction of the first lesbian character in a mainstream crime series. The programme also features Nicholson Baker's response to discovering - in the Starr Report - that his erotically explicit book Vox was one of the love gifts given by Monica Lewinsky to President Clinton.


SAT 08:00 Archive on 4 (b03z3ghc)
Portraying Real Lives

Actress Maxine Peake meets with actors and, in a series of one to one conversations, discusses the challenges of portraying the real-life character as opposed to the fictional.

Maxine Peake has tackled many factual roles, including Tracey Temple in Confessions of a Diary Secretary, Joan le Mesurier in Hancock and Joan, the title role in The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister, Anne Scargill in Queens of the Coal Age, Stephen Hawking's secretary in the 2015 film The Theory of Everything, and her infamous portrayal of Myra Hindley in See No Evil.

Most actors will only face a critical backlash if their portrayal of King Lear or Jimmy Porter does not meet expectation, but what happens if their subject is real? How does this change the actor's approach to the character research, is it better or worse to meet them, does this restrict the boundaries or increase the empathy? And what happens if that character is regarded as evil in the public psyche?

In discussion with friends and colleagues such as Michael Sheen, Sally Hawkins, Patricia Hodge, Monica Dolan, Shaun Evans and Anne Scargill we discover how different the approach can and has to be.

Producer: Elizabeth Foster.

First broadcast as part of BBC Radio 4's Character Invasion. From 2014.


SAT 09:00 I Did It My Way (b0092lb4)
Roy Hudd

Much-loved comedian and actor Roy Hudd talks to Peter Reed about his radio life and times, with behind-the-scenes stories of making his on-air hit shows:

The News Huddlines (06/06/79). Poking fun at topical events and personalities, this series ran for 25 years on BBC Radio 2 when Roy was joined by Chris Emmett and his leading ladies Janet Brown, Alison Steadman and June Whitfield.

The Newly Discovered Casebook of Sherlock Holmes (16/01/1999). Roy dons his deerstalker to investigate 'The Case of the Clockwork Fiend' with June Whitfield.

The Sony Radio Academy Gold award-winning Huddwinks (14/08/86). Chris Emmett and Denise Coffey join Roy for 'Railway '86 - The Movie!': British Rail's new 'Silver Bullet' train ends up as a runaway express to Aberdeen.

Roy also reveals his more dramatic side in Peter Tinniswood's play The Scan (29/09/1999). Compulsive talker Ernest seeks reassurance from a protective nurse. Roy's co-star is Judy Cornwell.

Produced by Mik Wilkojc.


SAT 12:00 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.


SAT 12:30 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.


SAT 13:00 Writing the Century - Omnibus (b07bkvqz)
The Experience of Love

Christopher Green explores the recent history of Britain's gay and lesbian community. With Jonathan Coy and Adie Allen.


SAT 14:10 Inheritance Tracks (b07bkw1s)
Carlos Acosta

Cuban ballet dancer Carlos Acosta chooses NG La Banda's 'Echale Limon' and Polo Montanez's 'Un Millon de Estrellas'.


SAT 14:15 Frankly Speaking (b07bkwq3)
Edith Sitwell

The British avant garde poet and critic Dame Edith Sitwell answers questions posed by writer Margaret Lane, critic Lionel Hale, and Oscar-winning screenplay writer Paul Dehn.

Aged 68 when interviewed, she recalls her childhood influences and shares her belief in the popularity of poetry.

Dame Edith was born in 1887 and died in 1964.

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 1955.


SAT 14:45 Could Do Better (b03m7dn7)
Terence Stamp

Robert Booth summons Terence Stamp to his study for a quiet word about the actor's school reports. From November 1987.


SAT 15:00 Archive on 4 (b03z3ghc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SAT 16:00 Peter Tinniswood (b007jsl3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 Capturing America: Mark Lawson's History of Modern American Literature (b00r7lyf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SAT 18:00 Drama (b01pzs6y)
Paul Evans - Chapel of Skins

Recorded high up in the Shropshire hills of the Welsh Marches, and inspired by a living landscape and its history, the Chapel of Skins is a fictional story about a ghostly meeting of ways, written and narrated by Paul Evans with wildlife sound recordings by Chris Watson.

High in the hills of the Welsh Marches, a remote crossroads is marked by a telephone kiosk and an old stone chapel. It is a mysterious and beautiful place, steeped in history because of the ancient tracks which cross here like the centre of a compass.

North, south, east, west: each direction is a 'way' ; a path or opening affording passage from one place to another. Along each way of travel comes a way of being; a voice telling a story. Each story is set in a different time but arrives in the same place. These voices have very different histories but are drawn by necessity to the mystical yet sinister Chapel of Skins which reflects the beauty and harshness of Nature at this crossroads.

The drama becomes intense as each character must tell their stories to the listener before the chapel bell tolls midnight on the twelfth day of the twelfth month of the twelfth year. Only at that moment will the chapel door open in a bizarre midnight ritual and the lost souls find sanctuary. So, the Chapel is a way too, a gateway affording passage from one place to another. If they fail to tell their stories, the fate of these restless figures, these voices in the landscape, is to wander the hills for another hundred years.

Wildlife sound recordist: Chris Watson
Directed and Produced by Sarah Blunt.


SAT 18:45 15 Minute Drama (b011vh4r)
HH Munro - Beasts on the Lawn: Saki

Gabriel Ernest

Beasts on the Lawn: Saki 2011
Original stories by Saki (H.H Munro)
Adapted by Sean Grundy

Beasts on the Lawn is a collection of Edwardian short stories by Saki (H.H Munro) recycled and restaged in a modern day gated community for the far too wealthy for their own good. The tales are woven together by the character of Clovis, a security guard. She recalls the events of strange days and long nights.

Episode Four: Gabriel Ernest

Unpleasant celebrity chef Van Cheele has made quite a name for himself with his particular brand of nasty cooking. One day he finds a filthy naked teenager sunbathing in his large garden on the Munro Estate. The boy claims to enjoy hunting animals and also occasionally humans on the estate. Van Cheele believes that this is a prank by a fellow celebrity chef, but soon discovers that he's truly met his match.

Cast:

Clovis.............................Pippa Haywood
Gabriel Ernest.......................Carl Prekopp
Van Cheele..............................Ed Weeks
Ewa Ptorovisch......................Dolly Wells
Jeff the Man..................Malcolm Hamilton

Director: Alison Crawford.


SAT 19:00 I Did It My Way (b0092lb4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 What Does the K Stand For? (b03lpjy6)
Series 1

The Cat Next Door

An actress moves in next door to the Amos household and encourages Young Stephen to overcome his stage fright.

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
Fola ... Kathryn Drysdale
PE Teacher ... Harry Jardine
Bo Bells ... Rachel Atkins

Producer: Colin Anderson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2013.


SAT 22:30 Armando Iannucci - Facts And Fancies (b007jrlr)
From the Man Who Mistook his Bike for Olives

Spotlighting dictators - the 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 Ida Barr: Artificial Hip Hop (b00txj0l)
Responsibility

Ida Barr is a music hall singer who has embraced hip hop and rap, reflecting the cultural diversity of London's East End, where she has been living in retirement for several decades.

With her genuine love of talking to people, Ida sets out investigate a new topic in each episode, creating a unique brand of music-hall, hip-hop fusion with beat boxer Shlomo.

Ida’s first topic is "Responsibility".

Written by and starring Christopher Green as Ida Barr.

Producer: Claire Grove

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2010.


SAT 23:00 Masala FM (b007jyfv)
Episode 2

Maz Mazoo gets an offer from Radio Fun FM, Madoona, the Asian Madonna is intent on making her mark on Masala FM, and Shanta's sick of the pair of them.

Six-part sitcom written by Meera Syal

Starring Sanjeev Bhaskar, Nitin Sawheny, Meera Syal and 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 (b007k4y7)
Series 2

Behind the Magic

The Film Institute has a self-regarding guest; the audio guides start to go wrong - and there's a sneak preview of the Museum's very own behind-the-scenes DVD.

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 May 2005.



SUNDAY 15 MAY 2016

SUN 00:00 Drama (b01pzs6y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 00:45 15 Minute Drama (b011vh4r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:45 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 Writing the Century - Omnibus (b07bkvqz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:10 Inheritance Tracks (b07bkw1s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:10 on Saturday]


SUN 02:15 Frankly Speaking (b07bkwq3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Saturday]


SUN 02:45 Could Do Better (b03m7dn7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Saturday]


SUN 03:00 Archive on 4 (b03z3ghc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 Peter Tinniswood (b007jsl3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 Capturing America: Mark Lawson's History of Modern American Literature (b00r7lyf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 Talking About Jane Austen in Baghdad (b0146g6s)
Omnibus: How a true email friendship grew between BBC journalist Bee Rowlatt and Iraq-based academic May Witwit. With Souad Faress.


SUN 07:15 A Woman's World (b00wr9py)
The Midwife

The series on men with jobs in mainly female workplaces continues with the story of Andy Yelland, a male midwife. Andy and his wife Mandy - who is also a midwife - discuss attitudes towards men in their profession. "It is an odd job for a man to do" says Andy, "there's no doubt about it". His route into the job was unusual - he had previously been a geologist. Chris Ledgard talks to Andy's colleagues at St Michael's Hospital in Bristol to find out what they think of his work, and hears about occasions when patients have asked to be looked after by a woman.


SUN 07:30 Ed Reardon's Week (b01h667d)
Series 8

Keeping the Flame Alive

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.

With the Olympics looming Stan spies a golden opportunity - renting out Ed's flat for the duration of the games at the princely sum of £3,000 a week. So Ed has to pack up his newspaper collection, sift through his takeaway trays and leave the place he's called home for the last years. But where will he go?


SUN 08:00 The Clitheroe Kid (b07bl57v)
Series 3

Tale of a Cat

Can cheeky schoolboy Jimmy dream up a way to keep an unexpected feline visitor?

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 April 1960.


SUN 08:30 Doctor in the House (b007lmys)
Money Troubles

With their microscopes in at the pawn broker, the young medics need some cash in a hurry.

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, Joan Young as Lady Spratt and David Jason as the Waiter.

Producer: David Hatch

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1968.


SUN 09:00 Fingers in the Sparkle Jar by Chris Packham (Omnibus) (b07bl683)
Chris Packham is a naturalist, nature photographer and author, best known for his television work. But in his lyrical and painfully honest new memoir, he reveals the life-events which would eventually shape him and change him forever.

Chris brings to life his childhood in the 1970s, from his bedroom bursting with birds’ eggs and jam jars, to his feral adventures. But throughout his story is the search for freedom, meaning and acceptance in a world that didn’t understand him.

Chris begins his recollections as an introverted, unusual young boy, isolated by his obsessions and a loner at school.

This unconventional and uncompromising memoir moves back and forth through time, capturing a child’s view of the 60s and 70s – the music, the clothes, the cars – alongside recent, more exposing recollections from adulthood.

Produced by Pippa Vaughan for Loftus Media

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2016.


SUN 10:10 Inheritance Tracks (b07bljwd)
Katie Derham

Broadcaster Katie Derham chooses 'Bachianas Brasileiras No 5' by Heitor Villa-Lobos and 'Fire and Rain' by James Taylor.


SUN 10:15 World Book Club (b07bljwg)
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - Half of a Yellow Sun

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie talks about her novel set during the 1960s Biafran War in Nigeria. With Harriett Gilbert. From June 2009.


SUN 11:15 The Moth Radio Hour (b07blk9p)
Series 2

Dog Mother, Tour Guide, and Milli Vanilli

True stories told live in the USA: Jennifer Hixson introduces tales of relationships, revelations and confronting racism.

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 (b07bl57v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 12:30 Doctor in the House (b007lmys)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 13:00 Talking About Jane Austen in Baghdad (b0146g6s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SUN 14:15 A Woman's World (b00wr9py)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today]


SUN 14:30 Lisa Owen - Not Working (Omnibus) (b07blljq)
Episode 2

Claire Flannery has quit her marketing job in order to search for her true vocation. But months have passed and she's no closer to understanding what she wants to do with her life.

It doesn't help that Luke, her long-term partner, is passionate about his job, which also happens to be one of the worthiest in the world... he's training to be a brain surgeon.

In addition, she's fallen out badly with her mother - who refuses to accept Claire's revelation that her grandfather exposed himself to her with she was little. It hadn't seemed like a big deal to Claire at the time, but her mother's reaction has left her hurt and reeling...

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.

Concluded by Emily Bruni

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

Producer: Kirsteen Cameron.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2016.


SUN 15:45 Mr Ossie's Rolled-Gold Fish and Chip Shop (b00bwjcq)
Behind the counter at Mr Ossie's fish and chip shop was a glass display case full of gold-capped fountain pens.

Desperate to see an Everton football match, a boy turns to him for help...

Written by Vincent McInerney.

Read by Richard Tate.

Producer: Michael Earley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1995.


SUN 16:00 Saturday Drama (b0183dzq)
Penelope Fitzgerald - The Gate of Angels

by Penelope Fitgerald, dramatised by Yvonne Antrobus

Penelope Fitzgerald's 1990 novel, set in Edwardian London and Cambridge, exploring love, religion, physics and the random nature of chance.


SUN 17:00 Poetry Extra (b07bln18)
Crazy For Love - Layla and the Mad Poet

BBC Radio 4's Poet in Residence, Daljit Nagra revisits the BBC's radio poetry archive with 'Crazy for Love - Layla and the Mad Poet'.

The inspiration for Eric Clapton's seminal pop song, 'Layla and Majnun' is said to be the most beautiful poem in the Arab world and beyond.

Pre-empting Romeo and Juliet by centuries, Layla and Majnun is the classic Middle East love story. Sitting at the heart of pre-Islamic Arab culture, its message is universal and it has since crossed borders and transcended language barriers even spreading as far as India and Turkey.

Based on a tale of thwarted love and poetry sent on the wind, Anthony Sattin tells the tale of its creator - Majnun - whose name is the word for 'mad' or 'crazy' in Arabic and tries to find out if he, or the object of his love, were real or imagined, fact or fiction.

Producer: Sara Jane Hall.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2010.


SUN 17:30 Ed Reardon's Week (b01h667d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 18:00 Saturday Drama (b016vxyz)
Alan Garner - The Weirdstone of Brisingamen

Written by Alan Garner.

A much-loved story firmly rooted in an ancient landscape offers a thrilling and moving adventure.

Say 'Alderley Edge' to a lot of people and they'll think of footballers with their wives, living in grand mansions. But for a great many the words will conjure up wizards and a hundred knights sleeping in a cave for thousands of years.

Alan Garner used a local legend as the starting point for his bookThe Weirdstone of Brisingamen and the story is firmly set in the part of Cheshire that he knows so well. The book has been cherished by readers of all ages for fifty years.

Alan Garner's story,dramatised by Peter Thomson, is set on Alderley Edge and stems from a local legend of knights sleeping in a cave for hundreds of years, ready to awake and save the world from evil when the need comes.Wizards and dwarfs play their part, but it's two children who seem to hold the key to the future.

Dramatised by Peter Thomson
Music by Mia Soteriou.
Special Effects Wilfredo Acosta
Produced and directed by Jane Morgan

A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.


SUN 19:00 The Moth Radio Hour (b07blk9p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


SUN 19:45 Fingers in the Sparkle Jar by Chris Packham (Omnibus) (b07bl683)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SUN 20:55 Inheritance Tracks (b07bljwd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:10 today]


SUN 21:00 World Book Club (b07bljwg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:15 today]


SUN 22:00 Ed Reardon's Week (b01h667d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 22:30 Hearing With Hegley (b00bfq19)
Series 1

Episode 6

The poet laureate of alternative comedy, John Hegley, entertains an audience with his book of verse. From December 1996.


SUN 22:45 No Tomatoes (b0082dsm)
Retro Rocket

A harp goes back in time with Paul Copley and Helen Moon. Sketch show mixing up language and sounds. From October 2007.


SUN 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b07chgl6)
The best in contemporary comedy. Arthur Smith chats to Andy Zaltzman.


SUN 23:00 The Shuttleworths (b007n13d)
John Shuttleworth's Open Mind

Fairies

John Shuttleworth delves into the world of the little people as he finds out about fairies.

But finding an expert on the subject is proving difficult, until he realises that fairies are normally found at the bottom of the garden

So John enlists gardening expert Kim Wilde. He might even get a few singing tips at the same time?

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

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 (b01j6wgv)
Series 1

Episode 2

In this episode, the team are horrified that the media have been invited to one of Malcolm's citizenship ceremonies, Anita's got problems with childcare and Luke's having a 'quarter life' crisis.

Births, Deaths and Marriages is a brand new sitcom set in a Local Authority Register Office where the staff deal with the three greatest events in anybody's life.

Written by David Schneider (The Day Today, I'm Alan Partridge), he stars as chief registrar Malcolm Fox who is a stickler for rules and would be willing to interrupt any wedding service if the width of the bride infringes health and safety. He's single but why does he need to be married? He's married thousands of women.

Alongside him are rival and divorcee Lorna who has been parachuted in from Car Parks to drag the office (and Malcolm) into the 21st century. To her, marriage isn't just about love and romance, it's got to be about making a profit in our new age of austerity.

There's also the ever spiky Mary, geeky Luke who's worried he'll end up like Malcolm one day, and ditzy Anita who may get her words and names mixed up occasionally but, as the only parent in the office, is a mother to them all.

Cast:
Malcolm ...... David Schneider
Lorna ....... Sarah Hadland
Anita ........ Sandy McDade
Luke ....... Russell Tovey
Mary ....... Sally Bretton
Mr. Arnold/Peter Stephenson ...... Andrew Brooke
Bereaved woman/New Citizen/Mum ...... Jane Whittenshaw

Producer: Simon Jacobs
A Unique production for BBC Radio 4.



MONDAY 16 MAY 2016

MON 00:00 Saturday Drama (b016vxyz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 Talking About Jane Austen in Baghdad (b0146g6s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:15 A Woman's World (b00wr9py)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 on Sunday]


MON 02:30 Lisa Owen - Not Working (Omnibus) (b07blljq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Sunday]


MON 03:45 Mr Ossie's Rolled-Gold Fish and Chip Shop (b00bwjcq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:45 on Sunday]


MON 04:00 Saturday Drama (b0183dzq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Poetry Extra (b07bln18)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 Ed Reardon's Week (b01h667d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 Wimsey (b007jzdt)
The Nine Tailors

1 The Bells are Rung Up

The elegant, intelligent amateur sleuth, Lord Peter Wimsey is drawn into the case of an unsolved jewel theft - which turns into a grave mystery.

Ian Carmichael stars as the aristocratic sleuth.

British gentleman detective Lord Peter Wimsey features in a number of detective novels and short stories by English crime writer, Dorothy L Sayers. The Nine Tailors was first published in 1934.

Classy and sharp-witted, aristocratic amateur sleuth Lord Peter Bredon Wimsey was born in 1890 and educated at Eton and Oxford, before serving in the military during the First World War.

Ian Carmichael appeared as Lord Peter Wimsey for BBC Radio from 1973 to 1983, in addition to the BBC TV adaptations that were broadcast between 1972 and 1975.

Adapted for radio in eight episodes by Alistair Beaton.

Lord Peter Wimsey …. Ian Carmichael
Bunter …. Peter Jones
Ezra Wilderspin …. John Church
Mrs Venables …. Noel Dyson
Stephen Driver …. Stephen Greiff
The Rev Theodore Venable …. Phillip Latham
Emily …. Jenny Twigg
Mr Godfrey/Johnson …. Hayden Wood
Narrator …. John Westbrook

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1980.


MON 06:30 Menotti (b00l59rm)
Music writer Michael White tells the life story of composer Gian Carlo Menotti and assesses why his music has fallen from grace.

Menotti was a star - he partied at the White House with the Kennedys and sailed on yachts with Maria Callas. His music was celebrated, but today has been largely forgotten. This programme tells his story through music, memories, Menotti's own words, interviews with musicologists and singers who worked with him. Michael often visited Menotti in both his Scottish castle and in Italy, and had rare access to the composer's private papers.


MON 07:00 Elephants to Catch Eels (b007qcsv)
Series 1

Episode 3

Tamsyn and Jago's smuggling exploits are to be chronicled at close quarters by a group of fly-on-the-wall balladeers.

They get some exciting material as Jago's up before an unusually hard-line judge - and it seems there's no escape from the noose...

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, Mark Felgate as Dewey, Mark Perry as Judge Pettiforth and Michael Fenton Stevens as Anthony the Balladeer.

Producer: Jan Ravens.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2003.


MON 07:30 The Unbelievable Truth (b079nggy)
Series 16

Episode 6

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

Elis James, Reginald D Hunter, Maeve Higgins and David O'Doherty are the panellists obliged to talk with deliberate inaccuracy on subjects as varied as gifts, women, fashion and songs.

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 first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2016.


MON 08:00 Parsley Sidings (b01p0x1b)
Series 1

The Inspector Calls

The threat of closure from an official inspection calls for desperate measures at 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 (b007jztn)
The TV Spectacular - A Contradiction in Terms

The veteran of many parts recounts the woeful tale of a 'Gala Night in Venice'.

It's a story that will confirm the truth of a lot of what you'd always suspected, and the place in showbiz history of the liver sausage sandwich.

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 June 1986.


MON 09:00 The Write Stuff (b00qpq1x)
Series 12

Nancy Mitford

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


MON 09:30 Tony's (b007jt1y)
Series 1

Money Money Money

While checking the pipes in the cellar, the corner-shop barber makes a discovery. Stars Victor Spinetti. From November 1979.


MON 10:00 Classic Serial (b018w867)
The Mumbai Chuzzlewits

Episode 1

By Ayeesha Menon

Sony award-winning writer Ayeesha Menon reworks Charles Dickens 'Martin Chuzzlewit' and sets it amongst the Catholic community in modern-day Mumbai, India.

Convinced his relatives are after his money, miserly old recluse Martin Chuzzlewit (Roshan Seth), adopts orphan girl, Mary (Nimrat Kaur), to be his carer. As she will inherit nothing upon his death, he believes she will do her utmost to keep him in good health. But when his grandson Mickey (Zafar Karachiwala) falls in love with her, Martin's plans are thrown into disarray. Disinheriting him, Martin triggers a complex web of deceit, betrayal and manipulation as the extended family and hangers-on close in, in pursuit of his fortune.

Told from the point of view of orphan Thomas (Karan Pandit), an observer into the world of the Chuzzlewits, this is a fast-paced drama full of intrigue, romance, suspense and murder...

Thomas, an orphan, is apprentice to the scheming architect Pinto, a cousin to miserly old Martin Chuzzlewit, the richest landlord in Bandra. Drawn into the world of the Chuzzlewits, he forms a close friendship with the spirited Mickey, grandson of Martin and heir to the family fortune. When old Martin gets ill, Thomas witnesses attempts by family members to worm their way into his life and secure his fortune, while Mickey gives up everything in pursuit of love...

Ayeesha Menon is an award-winning writer who works extensively in film and radio. For BBC Radio 4 she has written several outstanding adaptations including: Q & A (Slumdog Millionaire) which won Gold for Best Drama at the Sony Radio Academy Awards; THE Cairo Trilogy, starring Omar Sharif, which won a Bronze at the Sony Awards; My Name is Red from the novel by Orhan Pamuk; and Six Suspects from the novel by Vikas Swarup.

Cast:
Martin ..... Roshan Seth
Thomas ..... Karan Pandit
Mickey ..... Zafar Karachiwala
Pinto ..... Rajit Kapur
Mercy ..... Preetika Chawla
Charity ..... Ayeesha Menon
Anthony ..... Sohrab Ardeshir
Joseph ..... Nadir Khan
Mary ..... Nimrat Kaur
Mrs. Gomes ..... Radhika Mital
Louis ..... Rohit Malkani
Doctor ..... Shernaz Patel
Monty ..... Arghya Lahiri
Manek ..... Vivek Madan
Young Mickey ..... Zaal Madon
Young Thomas ..... Nominath Ginsburg

Sound Recordist: Ayush Ahuja
Sound Design: David Chilton
Music: Sacha Puttnam
Producer and Casting: Nadir Khan

Producer: John Dryden
A Goldhawk Essential Production for BBC Radio 4.


MON 11:00 Winifred Watson - Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (b00761hk)
Episode 1

Miss Pettigrew is sent by her agency on a wrong booking.

Her employer greets her wearing a negligee with a man in her room. In the face of such shocking behaviour, will the innocent spinster blunder or blossom?

Maureen Lipman reads one of her favourite books: Winifred Watson's touching and funny rediscovered bestseller from the 1930s.

Abridged in five-parts by Elizabeth Bradbury.

Producer: Sarah Johnson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.


MON 11:15 CW Hill - Killing Maestros (b007w5g0)
Jinxed with mysterious deaths - Wagner's Tristan Und Isolde is the 'Scottish Play' of the opera world.

Conductor Sergei Bodanov convinces himself that he too will suffer from the Opera's course, and tells his therapist that he has six weeks to cure him of this 'evil' before the first performance...

Christopher William Hill's drama starring Bill Nighy as Sergei Bodanov, Henry Goodman as Dr Carl Lieberman, Lorelei King as Ruth Lieberman, Sylvestra Le Touzel as Laura van Helden and Andrew C Wadsworth as Emile Danacre.

Pianist: Colin Guthrie

Director: Liz Webb

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2003.


MON 12:00 Parsley Sidings (b01p0x1b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 J Kingston Platt's Showbiz Handbook (b007jztn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 Wimsey (b007jzdt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 Menotti (b00l59rm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 F Scott Fitzgerald - The Great Gatsby (b007jn11)
Episode 6

Nick is helpless watching Gatsby's faltering attempts to win Daisy Buchanan back. Can you really repeat the past?

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 (b041vvvt)
Lock 'Em Up

This week, Martin examines the evolution of psychology's medicalised model, clinical psychiatry.

In this programme, he traces the origins of the asylum movement, visiting London's 'Bedlam' hospital, the York Retreat, the centre of 'moral treatment' in the late Eighteenth Century, and the dark Victorian buildings of the former Winwick asylum.

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


MON 14:30 The Churchills - Speaking for Themselves (b007jrdv)
Episode 1

Winston woos his bride as "Pug" and "Cat" get romantic.

From one of the great romances of the 20th century - the personal letters of Winston and Clementine Churchill, edited by their daughter Mary Soames.

Read by Alex Jennings and Sylvestra le Touzel.

Narrated by Helen Bourne.

Abridged in ten parts by Penny Leicester.

Producer: Di Speirs

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1999.


MON 14:45 James Bond - On Her Majesty's Secret Service (b07bphlq)
Episode 6

James Bond has made contact with Blofeld, but fears his cover story has been compromised. 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 Classic Serial (b018w867)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 The Write Stuff (b00qpq1x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 16:30 Tony's (b007jt1y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


MON 17:00 Elephants to Catch Eels (b007qcsv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 17:30 The Unbelievable Truth (b079nggy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 18:00 The Man Who Was Thursday by GK Chesterton (b007jw4p)
The Unusual Soiree

When young poet Gabriel Syme meets Lucien Gregory, he is introduced to a mysterious Edwardian London secret society.

Published in 1908, GK Chersterton's most famous novel is read in 13 parts by Geoffrey Palmer.

Director: Lawrence Jackson

Made for BBC Radio 7 by BBC Northern Ireland.

First broadcast in March 2005.


MON 18:30 A Good Read (b00765yc)
Bianca Jagger & Mariella Frostrup

Matthew Parris, Bianca Jagger and Mariella Frostrup discuss favourite paperbacks by Ahmed Rashid, Redmond O'Hanlon and Evelyn Waugh. From 2002.

In Trouble Again by Redmond O'Hanlon
Publisher: Penguin

Taliban by Ahmed Rashid
Publisher: Pan

The Loved One by Evelyn Waugh
Publisher: Penguin.


MON 19:00 Parsley Sidings (b01p0x1b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 J Kingston Platt's Showbiz Handbook (b007jztn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 Wimsey (b007jzdt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 Menotti (b00l59rm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 Winifred Watson - Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (b00761hk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:15 CW Hill - Killing Maestros (b007w5g0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


MON 22:00 The Unbelievable Truth (b079nggy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 Kevin Eldon Will See You Now (b01lhgzm)
Series 1

Hooter

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 fly, a fruit bowl and the Hallelujah Chorus. Obviously. Plus maverick street-artist Banksy's first-ever in-depth interview. Oh, did we mention the fruit bowl? Yep.

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 and Bailey), Julia Davis (Nighty Night), Rosie Cavaliero (Peep Show), Paul Putner (Little Britain), Justin Edwards (The Consultants) and David Reed (The Penny Dreadfuls) with special guest Phil Cornwell as a man shouting "Wisbeach".

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

Original music by Martin Bird.

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


MON 23:00 The News Quiz Extra (b07bpknp)
Series 17

Episode 5

Susan Calman is among the guests for this episode of News Quiz Extra, the bumper bonus version of Friday's programme.

News Quiz Extra is a BBC Studios Production. The producer was Suzy Grant.


MON 23:45 Stewart Permutt - Singular Women (b00752sz)
Bea

EastEnders' June Brown plays a long-suffering companion. Bittersweet comedy series about four very different women. From September 1997.



TUESDAY 17 MAY 2016

TUE 00:00 The Man Who Was Thursday by GK Chesterton (b007jw4p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 A Good Read (b00765yc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 Wimsey (b007jzdt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 Menotti (b00l59rm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 F Scott Fitzgerald - The Great Gatsby (b007jn11)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:15 In Search of Ourselves: A History of Psychology and the Mind (b041vvvt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 The Churchills - Speaking for Themselves (b007jrdv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:45 James Bond - On Her Majesty's Secret Service (b07bphlq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 Classic Serial (b018w867)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 The Write Stuff (b00qpq1x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:30 Tony's (b007jt1y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 Elephants to Catch Eels (b007qcsv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 The Unbelievable Truth (b079nggy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 Wimsey (b007jzg3)
The Nine Tailors

2 Lord Peter Is Called In

Back in Fenchurch St Paul, Lord Peter Wimsey speculates on the mystery of the unidentified and badly battered body...

Ian Carmichael stars as the aristocratic sleuth.

Dorothy L Sayers' detective mystery dramatised by Alistair Beaton.

Lord Peter Wimsey …. Ian Carmichael
Supt Blundell …. Timothy Bateson
Rev Theodore Venables …. Phillip Latham
Ezra Wilderspin …. John Church
Liz Widerspin …. Diana Bishop
Coroner …. Martin Friend
Harry Gotobed …. Alexander John
Dr Baines …. Brian Haynes
Will Thoday …. Keith Drinkell
Hilary Thorpe …. Fiona Matheson
Narrator …. John Westbrook

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1980.


TUE 06:30 Captured by Pirates (b00rdwm5)
Kate Silverton uncovers the story of the English schoolgirls who were captured by pirates off the China coast, and later ended up in a Japanese concentration camp with Eric Liddell.

In 1935, the SS Tungchow was taken over by a dozen Chinese pirates as it emerged from the Yangtse River. They were expecting a cargo of gold bullion but instead found three lady teachers and seventy British missionaries' children, on their way to Chefoo boarding school on the North China coast.
Six years later, in 1941, these same children became enemy aliens when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbour. They were imprisoned in the Weihsien Internment Camp, Shantung Province, along with 500 other children, half of them without parents. The morale of the girls and their teachers was greatly improved by two Brownie packs and a Girl Guide Company. Their sports were organised by Eric Liddell, (Chariots of Fire) until he died.

This is an extraordinary tale, and it's told by those who were there:
Margaret Holder, née Vinden.
Beryl Goodland, née Welch.
Kathleen Foster, née Strange.
Mary Previte, née Taylor.
Evelyn Heubener, née Davey.

Producer Beth O'Dea
Programme consultant Janie Hampton.

First broadcast on BBC Radio in March 2010.


TUE 07:00 Linda Smith's A Brief History of Timewasting (b008wmnh)
Series 2

Museum of East End Life

A new museum of East End Life, shaped like an enormous upturned whelk cup, means more structural damage to Linda's laid-back lifestyle.

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 (b042l78d)
Series 2

Rosa and Matthew

Isy Suttie returns to BBC Radio 4 with a brand new series of her Sony Award Winning show, recounting 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.

In this episode, Isy recounts the tale of Rosa and Matthew, a hypnotherapist and an osteopath who work a few doors apart and find it difficult to express their feelings for each other.

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.


TUE 08:00 Round the Horne (b007jpq0)
Series 4

Episode 14

Englishman 'Beau' joins the Foreign Legion to forget... and Time & Motion efficiency experts, Julian and Sandy look for efficiencies at the BBC.

Stars Kenneth Horne, 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 (b015h1xd)
Vipers in the Bosom

Whitehall gets worried. Could the bungling bureaucrats be secret spies?

Stars Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler.

With Norma Ronald, Ronald Baddiley, John Graham and Hilary Pritchard.

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 (b07bpknp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:45 Stewart Permutt - Singular Women (b00752sz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:45 on Monday]


TUE 10:00 Classic Serial (b01946wd)
The Mumbai Chuzzlewits

Episode 2

By Ayeesha Menon

Sony award-winning writer Ayeesha Menon reworks Charles Dickens' Martin Chuzzlewit and sets it amongst the Catholic community in modern-day Mumbai, India.

Convinced his relatives are after his money, miserly old recluse Martin Chuzzlewit (Roshan Seth), adopts orphan girl, Mary (Nimrat Kaur), to be his carer. As she will inherit nothing upon his death, he believes she will do her utmost to keep him in good health. But when his grandson Mickey (Zafar Karachiwala) falls in love with her, Martin's plans are thrown into disarray. Disinheriting him, Martin triggers a complex web of deceit, betrayal and manipulation as the extended family and hangers-on close in, in pursuit of his fortune.

Told from the point of view of orphan Thomas (Karan Pandit), an observer into the world of the Chuzzlewits, this is a fast-paced drama full of intrigue, romance, suspense and murder...

Disinherited by his grandfather, Mickey Chuzzlewit escapes India and tries to make his fortune in Dubai. In his absence, the scheming Pinto and murderous Joseph join forces in an attempt to get hold of the old man's fortune. And while Thomas's feelings grow for Mickey's fiancé, Mary, a mysterious lodger with a terrible secret moves in next door ...

Ayeesha Menon is an award-winning writer who works extensively in film and radio. For BBC Radio 4 she has written several outstanding adaptations including: Q & A (Slumdog Millionaire) which won Gold for Best Drama at the Sony Radio Academy Awards; The Cairo Trilogy, starring Omar Sharif, which won a Bronze at the Sony Awards; My Nane Is Red from the novel by Orhan Pamuk; and Six Suspects from the novel by Vikas Swarup.

Cast:
Martin ..... Roshan Seth
Thomas ..... Karan Pandit
Mickey ..... Zafar Karachiwala
Pinto ..... Rajit Kapur
Mercy ..... Preetika Chawla
Charity ..... Ayeesha Menon
Anthony ..... Sohrab Ardeshir
Joseph ..... Nadir Khan
Mary ..... Nimrat Kaur
Mrs. Gomes ..... Radhika Mital
Louis ..... Rohit Malkani
Doctor ..... Shernaz Patel
Monty ..... Arghya Lahiri
Manek ..... Vivek Madan
Young Mickey ..... Zaal Madon
Young Thomas ..... Nominath Ginsburg

Sound Recordist: Ayush Ahuja
Sound Design: David Chilton
Music: Sacha Puttnam
Producer and Casting: Nadir Khan

Producer: John Dryden
A Goldhawk Essential Production for BBC Radio 4.


TUE 11:00 Winifred Watson - Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (b00761j1)
Episode 2

Actress Miss La Fosse is impressed by the curate daughter's quick thinking and histrionic powers. Read by Maureen Lipman.


TUE 11:15 Drama (b0112gvf)
Mike Bartlett - Heart

by Mike Bartlett. Alison Steadman plays Susan, a recently retired primary school teacher. She sells things on eBay, paints her own version of modern art and grows exotic plants in a poly-tunnel. Her husband Steve is stressed at work and is becoming depressed and increasingly vicious. She hardly recognises him. Even hates him at times. Retirement wasn't meant to be like this.

Directed by Claire Grove

Can love cope with personality change? In Mike Bartlett's play, Steve thinks he is being sidelined by his new young boss. His mounting stress unleashes a ferocity of emotions between him and his wife. Susan tries to be light and funny but it only makes things worse. Mark is actually in a downward spiral into full blown clinical depression. Neither he nor Susan recognise this until it is too late. Alison Steadman and Nicholas Farrell star.

Mike Bartlett is one of the most exciting writers in Britain today. He has worked with Paines Plough, the Royal Court and the National Theatre, where he was writer-in-residence. His play LOVE,LOVE,LOVE won Best New Play in the 2011 Theatre Awards UK and COCK won an Olivier Award in 2010 for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre. NOT TALKING for BBC Radio 3 scooped both the Imison Award for Best First Radio Play and The Tinniswood Award for Best Play in 2007. His television series THE TOWN was nominated for a BAFTA for Breakthrough Talent.


TUE 12:00 Round the Horne (b007jpq0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 The Men from the Ministry (b015h1xd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 Wimsey (b007jzg3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 Captured by Pirates (b00rdwm5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 F Scott Fitzgerald - The Great Gatsby (b007jn1h)
Episode 7

Tom is astounded as Gatsby finally confronts him with his true feelings for his wife, Daisy. Read by Sam Robards.


TUE 14:15 In Search of Ourselves: A History of Psychology and the Mind (b041xbxk)
The Cuckoo's Nest

From the late Eighteenth Century, the treatment - or containment - of mentally ill people was taken out of the hands of the church and into the hands of doctors.

Martin talks to psychiatrist Professor Tom Burns about changing models of treatment and to Joanna Moncrieff, author of The Myth of the Chemical Cure.

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


TUE 14:30 The Churchills - Speaking for Themselves (b007jrf5)
Episode 2

The letters of Winston and Clementine Churchill, recalling time spent apart as their daughter grows up. With Alex Jennings. From February 1999.


TUE 14:45 James Bond - On Her Majesty's Secret Service (b07bpnsg)
Episode 7

James Bond's cover has been blown, so he must battle to escape Blofeld's Alpine hideaway - and fast. Read by Joanna Lumley. From October 1989.


TUE 15:00 Classic Serial (b01946wd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 Counterpoint (b00dk91z)
2005

Episode 4

Ned Sherrin's music quiz with Sue Bates of Barrow-upon-Soar, Andrew Beardsell of Brighouse and Alan Gallagher from Wallsend.


TUE 16:30 Flying the Flag (b00c65k9)
Series 3

Cool Heads

The diplomats consider their action as a hijack hits their wives' fact-finding shopping trip.

“In my view, Colonel, the best course of action would be a swift and speedy implementation of time-honoured diplomatic principles.”

“Wait and see?”

“Precisely.

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 and Norman Bird as Dr Hutchings.

Producer: Neil Cargill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1990.


TUE 17:00 Linda Smith's A Brief History of Timewasting (b008wmnh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 17:30 Isy Suttie's Love Letters (b042l78d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 18:00 The Man Who Was Thursday by GK Chesterton (b007jw50)
The Anarchists' Council

In an underground HQ, poet Gabriel Syme witnesses Lucien Gregory addressing the Central Anarchist Council.

Published in 1908, GK Chersterton's most famous novel is read in 13 parts by Geoffrey Palmer.

Director: Lawrence Jackson

Made for BBC Radio 7 by BBC Northern Ireland.

First broadcast in March 2005.


TUE 18:30 The Palace of Laughter (b0084hvl)
Series 2

Ayr Gaiety Theatre

Geoffrey Wheeler probes the west coast venue's unique staying power and its connection to Scotland's best-loved bard Robert Burns.


TUE 19:00 Round the Horne (b007jpq0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 The Men from the Ministry (b015h1xd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 Wimsey (b007jzg3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 Captured by Pirates (b00rdwm5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 Winifred Watson - Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (b00761j1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 21:15 Drama (b0112gvf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


TUE 22:00 Isy Suttie's Love Letters (b042l78d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 The Guns of Adam Riches (b01qkmws)
Series 1

Timecop

Brand new 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. Also starring Cariad Lloyd and Jim Johnson.

This week, Timecops visit the BBC to try and prevent Adam from making an offensive radio programme.

Written by Adam Riches
Produced by Simon Mayhew-Archer and Rupert Majendie.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 February 2013.


TUE 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b07cm6bm)
The best in contemporary comedy. Diane Morgan chats to stand-up comedian Ed Gamble.


TUE 23:00 Vent (b00t2crk)
Series 1

Switching Off

Ben's doctors wonder if lying in a coma might be making him depressed and they send in the hospital psychiatrist to see him. This has a surprising effect on Ben, Mary and Mum.

Meanwhile Ben's unconscious mind takes him back to his previous experience of therapy - having a row with Mary about their marriage guidance counsellor.

Dark sitcom written by Nigel Smith.

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

With Mark Perry, Dave Lamb, Jo Martin, Lucy Montgomery and Nicola Walker.

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2006.


TUE 23:30 The Wilson Dixon Line (b00knt17)
When Love Comes to Town (And Then Leaves Again)

Cowboy philosopher Wilson Dixon talks about love and affairs of the heart.

Hard done by love, he talks about his ex-wife Maureen, who pulled at Wilson's heart like he pulls on his guitar strings. Hold onto your stetson and get ready for the rocky ride of romance.

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 18 MAY 2016

WED 00:00 The Man Who Was Thursday by GK Chesterton (b007jw50)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 The Palace of Laughter (b0084hvl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 Wimsey (b007jzg3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 Captured by Pirates (b00rdwm5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 F Scott Fitzgerald - The Great Gatsby (b007jn1h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday]


WED 02:15 In Search of Ourselves: A History of Psychology and the Mind (b041xbxk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Tuesday]


WED 02:30 The Churchills - Speaking for Themselves (b007jrf5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:45 James Bond - On Her Majesty's Secret Service (b07bpnsg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 Classic Serial (b01946wd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 Counterpoint (b00dk91z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:30 Flying the Flag (b00c65k9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:30 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 Linda Smith's A Brief History of Timewasting (b008wmnh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 Isy Suttie's Love Letters (b042l78d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 Wimsey (b007jzhc)
The Nine Tailors

3 Bunter Breaks the Law

As Lord Peter Wimsey's murder probe moves to the church bell tower, his manservant Bunter uses his initiative.

Ian Carmichael stars as the aristocratic sleuth.

Dorothy L Sayers' detective mystery dramatised by Alistair Beaton.

Lord Peter Wimsey …. Ian Carmichael
Bunter …. Peter Jones
Supt Blundell …. Timothy Bateson
Mrs Venables …. Noel Dyson
Will Thoday …. Keith Drinkell
Mary Thoday …. Claire Clifford
Potty Peak …. Anthony Hyde
Mrs Ashton …. Marjorie Withers
Mr Ashton …. Brian Haynes
Sluice Keeper …. Peter Tudenham
Narrator …. John Westbrook

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1980.


WED 06:30 Never Before in the History of Motion Pictures... (b00rkm42)
With the help of Michael Winner, actress Adjoah Andoh - and those both currently and formerly responsible for bringing us the hyperbole and bombast we've come to expect from film advertising - writer Patrick Humphries takes an affectionate look at the story of the movie trailer.

He charts its beginnings from simple cinema slide into the high octane technological wizardry we're used to today.

Central to the story in the UK is Esther Harris who dominated British trailer making for over 50 years beginning in the 1920s. We hear from this 'Queen of Trailers', herself in a never before broadcast interview. This wonderfully eccentric 90 year old explains over a cup of tea how her extraordinary career began and the problems she encountered with censors and occasionally directors including Michael Winner who she recalls told her, "you're a bloody nuisance you know but you've got style!"

Passionate trailer lover Michael Winner talks about Esther and that relentlessly thorny issue, censorship and we find out about his own personal trailer favourites.

With king size thrills and breathtaking suspense, this is a never before heard tribute to a unique aspect of the film industry; and of course, perhaps to no ones surprise, it features a very gravelly voice....

Producer: Katrina Fallon

A Whistledown Production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in March 2010.


WED 07:00 Married (b007ys7j)
Series 2

Betrayal

Divorced and penniless he may be, but Robin is about to discover that life can be sweet in his new universe - even if it is at someone else's expense.

Hugh Bonneville stars in Tony Bagley's comedy.

Robin .... Hugh Bonneville
Lesley .... Josie Lawrence
Dirk .... Stephen Frost
Murdo …. Lewis MacLeod
Ned …. Sam Bradley
Maxine …. Ann Gosling :
DS Cotton …. Simon Roberts

Producer: Claire Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2000.


WED 07:30 Welcome to Our Village, Please Invade Carefully (b04p87r7)
Series 2

Exit Strategy

Uljabaan is determined to fail his annual inspection, in order to be sent to a better posting.

But he'll need Kat and Lucy's help in order to make it work - and he can do without any surprises, such as the identity of the Zone Commander who'll be conducting the inspection...

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

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

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

Katrina Lyons ...... Hattie Morahan
Richard Lyons ...... Peter Davison
Margaret Lyons ...... Jan Francis
Lucy Alexander ...... Hannah Murray
Field Commander Uljabaan ...... Charles Edwards
The Computer ...... John-Luke Roberts
Zone Commander Ravella ...... Nina Sosanya

Script-edited by Arthur Mathews.
Producer: Ed Morrish

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2014.


WED 08:00 The Navy Lark (b01m42n7)
Series 6

The Emperor of Tratvia

Captain Povey calls on the crew of HMS Troutbridge to help him out of a domestic predicament.

Stars Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Ronnie Barker as Able Seaman Johnson, Heather Chasen as Mrs Povey and Tenniel Evans as The Admiral.

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 (b00j3f8d)
Series 9

Episode 2

Radio Prune presents A Kick in the Arts, and So You Think You've Got a Feed Line?

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/Bob Oliver Rogers

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 2 in November 1973.


WED 09:00 The Motion Show (b07bpq37)
Series 4

Episode 6

Graeme Garden chairs the debating game with Gyles Brandreth, Steve Punt, Marcus Brigstocke and Andy Parsons. From July 2001.


WED 09:30 Change at Oglethorpe (b007k04h)
The Brew That Is True

June's passion for station manager, David has so far been unrequited. But an interesting recipe in Old Cronwick's Book of Potions from Field and Forest should change all that...

Meanwhile, Rocket is expecting to meet an old flame when the Royal Train is diverted through the station.

Peter Davison and Michael Williams star in Peter Morfoot's railway sitcom.

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

Other parts played by Paul Jenkins.

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in December 1995.


WED 10:00 Classic Serial (b019f6k4)
The Mumbai Chuzzlewits

Episode 3

By Ayeesha Menon

Convinced his relatives are after his money, miserly old recluse Martin Chuzzlewit (Roshan Seth), adopts orphan girl, Mary (Nimrat Kaur), to be his carer. As she will inherit nothing upon his death, he believes she will do her utmost to keep him in good health. But when his grandson Mickey (Zafar Karachiwala) falls in love with her, Martin's plans are thrown into disarray. Disinheriting him, Martin triggers a complex web of deceit, betrayal and manipulation as the extended family and hangers-on close in, in pursuit of his fortune.

Told from the point of view of orphan Thomas (Karqn Pandit), an observer into the world of the Chuzzlewits, this is a fast-paced drama full of intrigue, romance, suspense and murder...

Mickey returns to India determined to show his grandfather he is a changed man and to marry Mary, the love of his life. But, in his absence, things have changed; the old man now appears to be under the control of the scheming Pinto who will not let Mickey near him. And Thomas has fallen in love with Mary... Meanwhile the hapless Joseph loses all his money in a Ponzi scheme. With his debtors closing in, murder seems to be the only way out...

Ayeesha Menon is an award-winning writer who works extensively in film and radio. For BBC Radio 4 she has written several outstanding adaptations including: Q & A (Slumdog Millionaire) which won Gold for Best Drama at the Sony Radio Academy Awards; The Cairo Trilogy, starring Omar Sharif, which won a Bronze at the Sony Awards; My Name Is Red from the novel by Orhan Pamuk; and Six Suspects from the novel by Vikas Swarup.

Cast:
Martin ..... Roshan Seth
Thomas ..... Karan Pandit
Mickey ..... Zafar Karachiwala
Pinto ..... Rajit Kapur
Mercy ..... Preetika Chawla
Charity ..... Ayeesha Menon
Anthony ..... Sohrab Ardeshir
Joseph ..... Nadir Khan
Mary ..... Nimrat Kaur
Mrs. Gomes ..... Radhika Mital
Louis ..... Rohit Malkani
Doctor ..... Shernaz Patel
Monty ..... Arghya Lahiri
Manek ..... Vivek Madan
Young Mickey ..... Zaal Madon
Young Thomas ..... Nominath Ginsburg

Sound Recordist: Ayush Ahuja
Sound Design: David Chilton
Music: Sacha Puttnam
Producer and Casting: Nadir Khan

Producer: John Dryden
A Goldhawk Essential Production for BBC Radio 4.


WED 11:00 Winifred Watson - Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (b07bt8vp)
Episode 3

The shy spinster is transformed for a party and gets the chance to sort out Miss Du Barry's love life. Read by Maureen Lipman.


WED 11:15 Drama (b0122twz)
Margaret Wilkinson - Can You Hear Me

A new drama by Margaret Wilkinson.

It is the summer of 1940 and Anna, a young Italian translator is working at the BBC's Wood Norton Hall, Evesham: a government listening post where she monitors enemy domestic radio broadcasts. Her work is secret; she looks for buried information on troop movements in Italian radio broadcasts and provides information to the Allies. Anna works alongside sound engineers and other translators, including young German translator Fred who is in love with Anna.

One day the voice of Anna's recently interned Italian lover Carlo comes over the airwaves asking for her help. Anna is gripped by a fierce dilemma. As Carlo's communications increase in frequency, passion and urgency, Fred discovers Anna's activities and warns her not to believe what she hears, this could be an enemy spy posing as Carlo.

When news comes in that a ship carrying Italian internees has been struck by a torpedo from a German submarine, Anna is shocked to hear that it is The Arandora Star, a ship she believes Carlo to have been aboard. Fred urges Anna to inform the authorities immediately; she cannot aid an enemy fugitive.

Will Anna risk losing everything for Carlo?

ANNA.....Morven Christie
FRED.....Matthew McNulty
CARLO.....Cesare Taurasi
MRS FELLOWS.....Sarah Parks

Directed by Nadia Molinari.


WED 12:00 The Navy Lark (b01m42n7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00j3f8d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 Wimsey (b007jzhc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 Never Before in the History of Motion Pictures... (b00rkm42)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 F Scott Fitzgerald - The Great Gatsby (b007jn20)
Episode 8

Tom and Gatsby's struggle for Daisy's love sparks some tragic consequences. Read by Sam Robards.


WED 14:15 In Search of Ourselves: A History of Psychology and the Mind (b041xykb)
The Snake Pit

Martin talks to clinical psychologist Vaughan Bell about different forms of mental disturbance - psychoses and neuroses - and their manifestation in popular culture, including the Polanski film Rosemary's Baby and the poetry of Spike Milligan. And he meets Dolly Sen, a film-maker who's experienced psychosis for most of her life.

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


WED 14:30 The Churchills - Speaking for Themselves (b007jrfh)
Episode 3

The letters of Winston and Clementine Churchill. Tragedy strikes and more loneliness follows. With Sylvestra Le Touzel. From February 1999.


WED 14:45 James Bond - On Her Majesty's Secret Service (b07bpswt)
Episode 8

Having evaded capture by Blofeld's men in Switzerland, Bond tries to establish what the villain is up to. Read by Joanna Lumley. From November 1989.


WED 15:00 Classic Serial (b019f6k4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 The Motion Show (b07bpq37)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


WED 16:30 Change at Oglethorpe (b007k04h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


WED 17:00 Married (b007ys7j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 17:30 Welcome to Our Village, Please Invade Carefully (b04p87r7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 18:00 The Man Who Was Thursday by GK Chesterton (b007w5jd)
The Tale of a Detective

When Gabriel Syme turns the tables on Lucien Gregory, the Central Anarchist Council take action.

Published in 1908, GK Chersterton's most famous novel is read in 13 parts by Geoffrey Palmer.

Director: Lawrence Jackson

Made for BBC Radio 7 by BBC Northern Ireland.

First broadcast in March 2005.


WED 18:30 Off the Page (b007w0j1)
Act Your Age

Dominic Arkwright chairs the lively discussion series on the theme of growing up.

5/7. Act Your Age

With Katherine Whitehorn, Martin Newell and Lucy Mangan.

Produced by Miles Warde

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2007.


WED 19:00 The Navy Lark (b01m42n7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00j3f8d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 Wimsey (b007jzhc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 Never Before in the History of Motion Pictures... (b00rkm42)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 Winifred Watson - Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (b07bt8vp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 21:15 Drama (b0122twz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


WED 22:00 Welcome to Our Village, Please Invade Carefully (b04p87r7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 Start/Stop (b03bg4vk)
Series 1

Barbecue

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 Barbecue proves painful for everyone.

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

Producer Steven Canny

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2013.


WED 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b07cm6zx)
The best in contemporary comedy. Diane Morgan chats to Jack Spencer (also known as character comedian Al Greene).


WED 23:00 2000 Years of Radio (b007jng1)
Series 1

Crusade Roadshow

Join DJ Steve in the Afternoon on his AD 1200 Christian Crusade Roadshow as he gathers up an army of children and the plague-ridden to find salvation and a suntan in the Holy Land.

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 November 2000.


WED 23:15 Guy Browning's Small Talk (b0076mv2)
Series 2

How to Kiss

The writer enumerates the many and varied methods of engendering facial contact, and where it might lead. From August 2004.


WED 23:30 Lucy Montgomery's Variety Pack (b012wjd5)
Series 2

Episode 2

The human chameleon's host of comic characters with a nonagenarian musical.

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 August 2011.



THURSDAY 19 MAY 2016

THU 00:00 The Man Who Was Thursday by GK Chesterton (b007w5jd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 Off the Page (b007w0j1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 Wimsey (b007jzhc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 Never Before in the History of Motion Pictures... (b00rkm42)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 F Scott Fitzgerald - The Great Gatsby (b007jn20)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:15 In Search of Ourselves: A History of Psychology and the Mind (b041xykb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 The Churchills - Speaking for Themselves (b007jrfh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:45 James Bond - On Her Majesty's Secret Service (b07bpswt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 Classic Serial (b019f6k4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 The Motion Show (b07bpq37)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:30 Change at Oglethorpe (b007k04h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 Married (b007ys7j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 Welcome to Our Village, Please Invade Carefully (b04p87r7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 Wimsey (b007jzjm)
The Nine Tailors

4 The Hunt Moves to France

After intercepting the mystery letter, Lord Peter Wimsey decides it's time to head across the English Channel.

Ian Carmichael stars as the aristocratic sleuth.

Dorothy L Sayers's detective mystery dramatised by Alistair Beaton.

Lord Peter Wimsey …. Ian Carmichael
Bunter …. Peter Jones
Supt Blundell …. Timothy Bateson
Commissaire Rozier …. Andre Maranne
Mme Le Gros …. Lolly Cockerill
Waiter …. Hayden Wood
Narrator …. John Westbrook

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1980.


THU 06:30 Ravi Shankar: Sitar Hero (b00rmrpt)
Nitin Sawhney explores the life of the Indian musician Ravi Shankar as he approaches his 90th birthday.

Ravi Shankar is one of the greatest musicians the world has ever seen. In the West his outstanding career has sometimes been overshadowed by his brief association with the Beatles but he has been performing and composing at the highest level for over 70 years. The man who first brought Indian classical music to an international audience was once compared to Mozart by the great violinist Yehudi Menuhin. But it wasn't an easy journey to success - it took an arduous process of study and practice. Fellow musician and fan Nitin Sawhney meets his hero to discuss how he did it.

With contributions from Ravi Shankar's daughter Anoushka, one of India's biggest music stars Zakir Hussain, George Harrison's wife Olivia, The Who's Pete Townshend and music historian Ken Hunt.


THU 07:00 PG Wodehouse - Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves (b007jqdd)
Upstairs, Downstairs and Bumps in the Night

Bertie Wooster tries to play peacemaker when he arrives at Totleigh Towers.

PG Wodehouse romp adapted in six-parts by Richard Usborne.

Starring Michael Hordern as Jeeves, Richard Briers as Bertie Wooster, Paul Eddington as Roderick Spode, John Le Mesurier as Sir Watkin Bassett, Vivian Pickles as Aunt Dahlia, Amy MacDonald as Madeleine Bassett, Douglas Blackwell as the Reverend Harold Pinker, Jonathan Cecil as Boko Fittleworth and Denise Coffey as Stiffy Bing,

Producer: David Hatch

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1980.


THU 07:30 Don't Start (b06wg843)
Series 3

Driving

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 and Neil's return home from a funeral involves a missed left turn, a backseat stenographer and the planet Zobula.

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 (b06mg9gb)
Series 1

Episode 3

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 November 2015.


THU 08:00 The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter (b0081l71)
Series 2

The Holiday

Author Gerald and his wife Diana struggle to get on a getaway.

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

Written by Basil Boothroyd.

Producer: Bobby Jaye

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1977.


THU 08:30 Radio Active (b007k1zs)
Series 5

Wimbledon

Anyone for tennis? Radio Active's exclusive 'live' coverage from Court 19.

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

Music by Philip Pope and Angus Deayton.

Written by Angus Deayton, Geoffrey Perkins with John Cantor, Moray Hunter, John Docherty and Jeremy Pascall.

Producer: Jamie Rix

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1985.


THU 09:00 The Food Quiz (b0076mtq)
Series 2

Episode 3

Journalist and food critic, Jay Rayner gives four contestants a good grilling on their knowledge of food and drink.

What's a fucivore's favourite food? How is porridge traditionally eaten? Which wine writer had a bit part in a Hollywood blockbuster?

Chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, food writers Anissa Helou and Sue Lawrence and greengrocer Charlie Hicks chew over these culinary conundrums.

Producer: Rebecca Wells

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2004.


THU 09:30 Artists (b00xlxm5)
Series 1

Love's Banquet

Tamsin is infuriated by Josef's lack of commitment, and Nisha is up to something fishy. Stars Graham Crowden. From April 2003.


THU 10:00 Esther Waters (b01r51f0)
Episode 1

Set against a background of gambling and horseracing; Esther Waters is a stirring tale of how a servant girl makes her way in Victorian England.

Forced to leave the home of her brutal stepfather, Esther takes a job as a maid at 'Woodview', a country estate owned by a nouveau riche racing family.

First published in 1894, George Moore's novel is dramatised in two parts by Sharon Oakes.

Esther ..... Lyndsey Marshal
William ..... Matthew McNulty
Sarah ..... Joanne Froggatt
Mrs Rivers ..... Joanne Froggatt
Leopold ..... Hugh Simon
George ..... Hugh Simon
Demon ..... Stephen Hoyle
Peggy ..... Lisa Brookes
Mrs Latch ..... Melissa Jane Sinden
Mrs Barfield ..... Melissa Jane Sinden
Anne ..... Fiona Clarke
Mrs Spires ..... Fiona Clarke

Esther's tale is a slice of Victorian life that is rarely shown; single parenting, wet nursing, divorce, gambling, and religious zealotry. Through her we discover exactly what it feels like to be poor and powerless. The book was banned until Gladstone revoked it, saying it was compassionate, moral and humane; and after that it became a best seller.

Celebrated author Colm Toibin championed Esther Waters as a neglected Classic for Radio 4's Open Book programme.

Director: Gary Brown

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2013.


THU 11:00 Winifred Watson - Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (b07c6340)
Episode 4

The shy spinster goes to a night club for the first time and meets a man of her own age called Joe. Read by Maureen Lipman.


THU 11:15 Drama (b00pxqz5)
Sophie Woolley - Carbon Cleansing

By Sophie Woolley. When ex-banker Tabitha knocks 'green' activist Will off his bicycle with her 'Chelsea Tractor', two worlds literally collide. A tale of ecological responsibility, guilt and grimy hot tubs.

Tabitha ...... Doon Mackichan
Will ...... Joseph Kloska
Samantha ...... Gemma Saunders
Mary ...... Tessa Nicholson
Reporter ...... John Biggins

Directed by David Hunter.


THU 12:00 The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter (b0081l71)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 Radio Active (b007k1zs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 Wimsey (b007jzjm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 Ravi Shankar: Sitar Hero (b00rmrpt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 F Scott Fitzgerald - The Great Gatsby (b007jn2k)
Episode 9

Nick witnesses Gatsby's failure to convince Daisy to be with him and Autumn, as fresh tragedy arrives. Read by Sam Robards.


THU 14:15 In Search of Ourselves: A History of Psychology and the Mind (b041ybjc)
Sane in Insane Places

Psychiatric treatments have had their fair share of controversy.

In this episode, Martin looks at the extraordinary popularity of lobotomies during the middle of the last century, the continued use of Electroconvulsive Therapy and the 'anti-psychiatry movement' of RD Laing in the 1960s.

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


THU 14:30 The Churchills - Speaking for Themselves (b007jrfx)
Episode 4

The letters of Winston and Clementine Churchill. Another world war is looming. With Alex Jennings and Sylvestra Le Touzel. From February 1999.


THU 14:45 James Bond - On Her Majesty's Secret Service (b07bpxgc)
Episode 9

With Blofeld's evil plan revealed, he must be stopped. But Bond is forced to use unconventional means. Read by Joanna Lumley. From November 1989.


THU 15:00 Esther Waters (b01r51f0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 The Food Quiz (b0076mtq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


THU 16:30 Artists (b00xlxm5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


THU 17:00 PG Wodehouse - Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves (b007jqdd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 17:30 Don't Start (b06wg843)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 17:45 The Pin (b06mg9gb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:45 today]


THU 18:00 The Man Who Was Thursday by GK Chesterton (b007w43w)
The Feast of Fear

Gabriel Syme meets his fellow anarchists at a breakfast meeting in London's Leicester Square.

Published in 1908, GK Chersterton's most famous novel is read in 13 parts by Geoffrey Palmer.

Director: Lawrence Jackson

Made for BBC Radio 7 by BBC Northern Ireland.

First broadcast in March 2005.


THU 18:30 Great Lives (b0076zm4)
Series 10

Max Miller

4 Extra Debut. Garry Bushell chooses the music hall comedian. With Matthew Parris and first-hand expert analysis from Roy Hudd. From August 2006.


THU 19:00 The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter (b0081l71)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 Radio Active (b007k1zs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 Wimsey (b007jzjm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 Ravi Shankar: Sitar Hero (b00rmrpt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 Winifred Watson - Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (b07c6340)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


THU 21:15 Drama (b00pxqz5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


THU 22:00 Don't Start (b06wg843)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:15 The Pin (b06mg9gb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:45 today]


THU 22:30 Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section (b043x48z)
Series 3

Marcus Brigstocke

Stand-up Alex Horne and his five-piece band explore fashion and trends through live music and comedy.

This week there's a ceilidh and songs about Alex's car and the first dance at his wedding amongst others.

With special guest comedian Marcus Brigstocke and singer Vula Malinga.

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

Producer: Charlie Perkins.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2014.


THU 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b07cm6n7)
The best in contemporary comedy. Diane Morgan is joined again by stand-up comedian Ed Gamble.


THU 23:00 Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation (b04kf60f)
Series 10

How to Be Better

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

Using just the Bible, the Monarchy and Audrey Hepburn, Jeremy Hardy promises to build a whole new you.

Welcome to "Jeremy Hardy Speaks To The Nation", a series of debates in which 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 p - and was a much-loved regular on both The News Quiz and I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue.

Written by Jeremy Hardy

Producer: David Tyler
A Pozzitive production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2014.


THU 23:30 Hardeep at The Stand (b016x2nh)
Series 1

Episode 4

4/6
Join Hardeep Singh Kohli for some hilarious stand up comedy from the worlds best comedians. There's jokes, anecdotes and backstage revelations.


THU 23:45 Knocker (b0089jjk)
Eligibilliant

Market researcher Ian Dunn tackles a run down council tower block. Stars Neil Edmond and Paula Wilcox. From November 2007.

Episode 2 - Eligibilliant
Halloween in a run down tower block. Constantly mistaken for a Trick or Treater (he's stencilled 'Cowabunga' on his pac-a-mac to appeal to his youthful target group) and harassed by children so poor that they have to throw imaginary fireworks, Ian knocks on the Last Door In The Block. After terrifying and extended scrapings, the door is edged open by a rasping old woman who has struggled to drag her breathing apparatus to the door.. and who seems to have been expecting him.

Produced by Tilusha Ghelani

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2007.



FRIDAY 20 MAY 2016

FRI 00:00 The Man Who Was Thursday by GK Chesterton (b007w43w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 Great Lives (b0076zm4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 Wimsey (b007jzjm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 Ravi Shankar: Sitar Hero (b00rmrpt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 F Scott Fitzgerald - The Great Gatsby (b007jn2k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:15 In Search of Ourselves: A History of Psychology and the Mind (b041ybjc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 The Churchills - Speaking for Themselves (b007jrfx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:45 James Bond - On Her Majesty's Secret Service (b07bpxgc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 Esther Waters (b01r51f0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 The Food Quiz (b0076mtq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:30 Artists (b00xlxm5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 PG Wodehouse - Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves (b007jqdd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 Don't Start (b06wg843)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Thursday]


FRI 05:45 The Pin (b06mg9gb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:45 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 Wimsey (b007jzky)
The Nine Tailors

5 A Question of Identity

Following his trip to France, Lord Peter Wimsey takes a step closer to identifying the killer.

Ian Carmichael stars as the aristocratic sleuth.

Dorothy L Sayers' detective mystery dramatised by Alistair Beaton.

Lord Peter Wimsey …. Ian Carmichael
Bunter …. Peter Jones
Rev Theodore Venables …. Phillip Latham
Supt Blundell …. Timothy Bateson
Mrs Venables …. Noel Dyson
Nobby Cranton …. Stephen Greiff
Emily …. Jenny Twigg
Potty Peak …. Anthony Hyde
Donnington …. John Church
Narrator …. John Westbrook

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1980.


FRI 06:30 Leading Ladies (b00vhg2z)
Theatre director and artistic director of the Southbank Centre Jude Kelly marks the 350th anniversary of the first performance by the first English professional actress.

Before the restoration and the reopening of the theatres after years of Puritan rule, boys and men had played women's roles. However, when Charles II came to the throne he requested that women be allowed on stage and the course of theatre history was changed forever when a woman took the stage in the role of Desdemona on 8th December 1660.

Although little is known about who she was, Jude Kelly pieces together a picture of what life would have been like for the first generation of actresses. She visits the real tennis court at Hampton Court Palace to find out what the first performance would have been like, takes Celia Imrie to the site of where the first performance took place and tours the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in search of Nell Gwynn.

Were the first actresses' victims of exploitation or women who exploited the situation to their own advantage? Were they whores or pioneers?

Producer: Benjamin Partridge

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


FRI 07:00 Crowned Hudds (b00pgydd)
How Ye Quest Was Wonne

Poking fun at King Arthur, Roy Hudd takes a royal romp through history, with June Whitfield and Chris Emmett. From August 1995.


FRI 07:30 Meet David Sedaris (b011tzmn)
Series 2

The Incomplete Quad, The Squirrel and the Chipmunk

The multi-award winning American essayist brings his wit and charm to BBC Radio 4 for a second series of audience readings. This week a memoir of one nefarious summer while studying at college: "The Incomplete Quad" and a modern take on the anthropomorphic fable in: "The Squirrel & The Chipmunk".

Producer: Steve Doherty
A Boomerang production for BBC Radio 4.


FRI 08:00 Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (b007k47r)
No Hiding Place

Bob takes Terry to be restyled at the hairdressers.

Starring James Bolam as Terry Collier and Rodney Bewes as Bob Ferris.

With Sheila Fearn, George Layton, Jo Beadle, Brian Godfrey and Donald Gee.

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

Producer: John Browell

Originally lost from the archive, the audio was recovered in a BBC Treasure Hunt.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1975.


FRI 08:30 The Goon Show (b009kmns)
Series 7

The Flea

Neddie Seagoon is Samuel Pepys - and he's facing trouble from a flea called Francoise.

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 (b01npjp9)
Series 5

Pascoe, Abrahams, Aldrin

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 Sara Pascoe, Ig Nobel founder Marc Abrahams and Astronaut Dr Buzz Aldrin.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2012.


FRI 09:30 No Commitments (b017gnkt)
Series 9

Coming Clean

The love lives of sisters Anna and Charlotte take some unexpected twists and turns. Stars Angela Thorne. From February 2003.


FRI 10:00 Esther Waters (b01r95hq)
Episode 2

After she was betrayed by William, Esther leaves the workhouse with her baby. She’s desperate for them to stay together. But how can she earn money?

Set against a background of horseracing and gambling; a stirring tale of how a woman survives and brings up her child in Victorian England.

First published in 1894, George Moore's novel is dramatised in two parts by Sharon Oakes.

Esther ..... Lyndsey Marshal
William ..... Matthew McNulty
Sarah ..... Joanne Froggatt
Leopold ..... Hugh Simon
Judge ..... Hugh Simon
Fred ..... Graeme Hawley
Demon ..... Stephen Hoyle
Peggy ..... Lisa Brookes
Mrs Empson ..... Melissa Jane Sinden
Mrs Barfield ..... Melissa Jane Sinden
Anne ..... Fiona Clarke
Bill ..... Greg Wood

Director: Gary Brown

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2013


FRI 11:00 Winifred Watson - Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (b00761kk)
Episode 5

After such fun, Miss Pettigrew dreads the future. But it is time to let people know who she really is. Read by Maureen Lipman.


FRI 11:15 Martyn Wade - Dogged Persistence (b009xytf)
Recorded on location, this comedy drama centres on the relationship that develops between two woman brought together by a troublesome dog.

All Veronica's experiences as a dog-trainer are needed to curb the vicious beast bequeathed to Maureen by her late husband.

Especially written by Martyn Wade for distinguished actresses Joan Sims and Elizabeth Spriggs.

Maureen ...... Joan Sims
Veronica ...... Elizabeth Spriggs
Cab Driver ...... David Thorpe
Nettie ...... Richenda Carey

Director: Cheery Cookson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2000.


FRI 12:00 Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (b007k47r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 The Goon Show (b009kmns)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 Wimsey (b007jzky)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 Leading Ladies (b00vhg2z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 F Scott Fitzgerald - The Great Gatsby (b007jn2z)
Episode 10

Tragedy has struck, leaving Nick to ponder his life as he struggles to find mourners for a funeral. Read by Sam Robards.


FRI 14:15 In Search of Ourselves: A History of Psychology and the Mind (b041yf8g)
Care in the Community

At the end of this week of programmes examining psychiatry, the medicalised model for treating mental illness, Martin outlines the impact of reforms during the latter half of the Twentieth Century that resulted in the closure of Britain's Victorian asylums and a new policy of 'care in the community'.

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

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


FRI 14:30 The Churchills - Speaking for Themselves (b007jrg7)
Episode 5

The letters of Winston and Clementine Churchill. The reality of war strikes home. With Alex Jennings and Sylvestra Le Touzel. From February 1999.


FRI 14:45 James Bond - On Her Majesty's Secret Service (b07bq049)
Episode 10

Battling the evil Blofeld, Bond joins forces with Draco. All looks plain sailing for 007 and Tracy. Concluded by Joanna Lumley. From November 1989.


FRI 15:00 Esther Waters (b01r95hq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 The Museum of Curiosity (b01npjp9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


FRI 16:30 No Commitments (b017gnkt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


FRI 17:00 Crowned Hudds (b00pgydd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 17:30 Meet David Sedaris (b011tzmn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 18:00 The Man Who Was Thursday by GK Chesterton (b007w525)
The Exposure

Sunday unmasks one of the anarchists as a Scotland Yard detective, leaving Gabriel Syme in despair.

Published in 1908, GK Chersterton's most famous novel is read in 13 parts by Geoffrey Palmer.

Director: Lawrence Jackson

Made for BBC Radio 7 by BBC Northern Ireland.

First broadcast in March 2005.


FRI 18:30 Soul Music (b00mg3yv)
Series 8

The Look of Love

Series exploring famous pieces of music and their emotional appeal.

Hal David discusses writing The Look of Love with Burt Bacharach, for the soundtrack of the spoof 1967 James Bond film Casino Royale. This classic track, sung by Dusty Springfield, provided the musical backdrop for a love scene between Peter Sellers and Ursula Andress.

Dusty Springfield's former backing singer, Simon Bell, remembers being on stage at the Albert Hall when Dusty laughed her way through a performance of the song, and musician Jonathan Cohen describes how the samba rhythm underscoring Dusty's smooth vocals combine to make this an enduringly popular love song.

It has been covered many times by artists including Isaac Hayes, Gladys Knight and the French singer Mirielle Mathieu. This programme hears from people whose personal memories of love and loss are forever linked with The Look of Love.

Contributors:
Sue Clarke
Wally Welling
Simon Bell
Trevor Foster
Jonathan Cohen
Hal David

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2010.


FRI 19:00 Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (b007k47r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 The Goon Show (b009kmns)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 Wimsey (b007jzky)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 Leading Ladies (b00vhg2z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Winifred Watson - Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (b00761kk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 21:15 Martyn Wade - Dogged Persistence (b009xytf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


FRI 22:00 Meet David Sedaris (b011tzmn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme (b03brkf1)
Series 3

Episode 5

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 fifth episode of the series reveals the truth behind some famous anecdotes and a curious tale of a hard-bitten dame. Part of this show are in 3-D. Unfortunately, it's a horrible part.

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 (b013m4k2)
For two hours, seven nights a week, the Comedy Club offers the best laughs. Plus tonight, Arthur Smith chats to Richard Gadd.


FRI 23:00 Dave Podmore (b007tm7h)
Dave Podmore's World of Cricket

Episode 4

The star player joins a host of Z-list celebrities on a charity walk for mauled dog, Shep.

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 (b007jvv4)
Series 1

Singapore

Spotting a monkey and shopping malls galore - the globetrotting comedian is having a bad hair day in the city's incredible humidity.

Producer: Danny Wallace

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 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 (b013ptf6)

15 Minute Drama 18:45 SAT (b011vh4r)

15 Minute Drama 00:45 SUN (b011vh4r)

2000 Years of Radio 23:00 WED (b007jng1)

A Good Read 18:30 MON (b00765yc)

A Good Read 00:30 TUE (b00765yc)

A Woman's World 07:15 SUN (b00wr9py)

A Woman's World 14:15 SUN (b00wr9py)

A Woman's World 02:15 MON (b00wr9py)

Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section 22:30 THU (b043x48z)

Archive on 4 08:00 SAT (b03z3ghc)

Archive on 4 15:00 SAT (b03z3ghc)

Archive on 4 03:00 SUN (b03z3ghc)

Armando Iannucci - Facts And Fancies 22:30 SAT (b007jrlr)

Artists 09:30 THU (b00xlxm5)

Artists 16:30 THU (b00xlxm5)

Artists 04:30 FRI (b00xlxm5)

Big Game, Little Game 01:30 SAT (b00v1rh8)

Births, Deaths and Marriages 23:30 SUN (b01j6wgv)

CW Hill - Killing Maestros 11:15 MON (b007w5g0)

CW Hill - Killing Maestros 21:15 MON (b007w5g0)

Captured by Pirates 06:30 TUE (b00rdwm5)

Captured by Pirates 13:30 TUE (b00rdwm5)

Captured by Pirates 20:30 TUE (b00rdwm5)

Captured by Pirates 01:30 WED (b00rdwm5)

Capturing America: Mark Lawson's History of Modern American Literature 07:30 SAT (b00r7lyf)

Capturing America: Mark Lawson's History of Modern American Literature 17:30 SAT (b00r7lyf)

Capturing America: Mark Lawson's History of Modern American Literature 05:30 SUN (b00r7lyf)

Change at Oglethorpe 09:30 WED (b007k04h)

Change at Oglethorpe 16:30 WED (b007k04h)

Change at Oglethorpe 04:30 THU (b007k04h)

Classic Serial 03:00 SAT (b01m4c90)

Classic Serial 10:00 MON (b018w867)

Classic Serial 15:00 MON (b018w867)

Classic Serial 03:00 TUE (b018w867)

Classic Serial 10:00 TUE (b01946wd)

Classic Serial 15:00 TUE (b01946wd)

Classic Serial 03:00 WED (b01946wd)

Classic Serial 10:00 WED (b019f6k4)

Classic Serial 15:00 WED (b019f6k4)

Classic Serial 03:00 THU (b019f6k4)

Could Do Better 14:45 SAT (b03m7dn7)

Could Do Better 02:45 SUN (b03m7dn7)

Counterpoint 16:00 TUE (b00dk91z)

Counterpoint 04:00 WED (b00dk91z)

Crowned Hudds 07:00 FRI (b00pgydd)

Crowned Hudds 17:00 FRI (b00pgydd)

Dave Podmore 23:00 FRI (b007tm7h)

Doctor in the House 08:30 SUN (b007lmys)

Doctor in the House 12:30 SUN (b007lmys)

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Ed Reardon's Week 07:30 SUN (b01h667d)

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F Scott Fitzgerald - The Great Gatsby 02:00 SAT (b007jn01)

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Fingers in the Sparkle Jar by Chris Packham (Omnibus) 09:00 SUN (b07bl683)

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Flying the Flag 16:30 TUE (b00c65k9)

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Great Lives 18:30 THU (b0076zm4)

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Guy Browning's Small Talk 23:15 WED (b0076mv2)

Hardeep at The Stand 23:30 THU (b016x2nh)

Hearing With Hegley 22:30 SUN (b00bfq19)

I Did It My Way 09:00 SAT (b0092lb4)

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I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 08:30 WED (b00j3f8d)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 12:30 WED (b00j3f8d)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 19:30 WED (b00j3f8d)

Ida Barr: Artificial Hip Hop 22:45 SAT (b00txj0l)

In Search of Ourselves: A History of Psychology and the Mind 02:15 SAT (b041dn37)

In Search of Ourselves: A History of Psychology and the Mind 14:15 MON (b041vvvt)

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Inheritance Tracks 10:10 SUN (b07bljwd)

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Isy Suttie's Love Letters 07:30 TUE (b042l78d)

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J Kingston Platt's Showbiz Handbook 12:30 SAT (b007jzkv)

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Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation 23:00 THU (b04kf60f)

John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme 22:30 FRI (b03brkf1)

Kevin Eldon Will See You Now 22:30 MON (b01lhgzm)

Knocker 23:45 THU (b0089jjk)

Leading Ladies 06:30 FRI (b00vhg2z)

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Linda Smith's A Brief History of Timewasting 07:00 TUE (b008wmnh)

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Lucy Montgomery's Variety Pack 23:30 WED (b012wjd5)

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Martyn Wade - Dogged Persistence 11:15 FRI (b009xytf)

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Masala FM 23:00 SAT (b007jyfv)

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No Tomatoes 22:45 SUN (b0082dsm)

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Poetry Extra 17:00 SUN (b07bln18)

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Ross Noble Goes Global 23:30 FRI (b007jvv4)

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Talking About Jane Austen in Baghdad 06:00 SUN (b0146g6s)

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The Clitheroe Kid 08:00 SUN (b07bl57v)

The Clitheroe Kid 12:00 SUN (b07bl57v)

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The Man Who Was Thursday by GK Chesterton 18:00 MON (b007jw4p)

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The Museum of Everything 23:30 SAT (b007k4y7)

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The Pin 22:15 THU (b06mg9gb)

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The Rest is History 05:30 SAT (b079mhls)

The Shuttleworths 23:00 SUN (b007n13d)

The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter 08:00 THU (b0081l71)

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Tony's 09:30 MON (b007jt1y)

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Vent 23:00 TUE (b00t2crk)

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What Does the K Stand For? 22:00 SAT (b03lpjy6)

Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? 08:00 FRI (b007k47r)

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Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? 19:00 FRI (b007k47r)

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Winston 05:00 SAT (b007jncr)

World Book Club 10:15 SUN (b07bljwg)

World Book Club 21:00 SUN (b07bljwg)

Writing the Century - Omnibus 13:00 SAT (b07bkvqz)

Writing the Century - Omnibus 01:00 SUN (b07bkvqz)