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SATURDAY 28 MAY 2016

SAT 00:00 The Man Who Was Thursday by GK Chesterton (b007wqf0)
The Earth in Anarchy

The allies head for the coastal town using horses, then motor cars to outrun their masked pursuers.

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 2005.


SAT 00:30 Soul Music (b00mk6tc)
Series 8

Vaughan Williams' Fantasia on a Theme, by Thomas Tallis

Series exploring famous pieces of music and their emotional appeal.

Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis

When Vaughan Williams wrote his Tallis Fantasia in 1910, he changed the course of British music. Here at last was a piece of music which was no longer under the Teutonic influence, but which drew on old English hymn tunes and folk idioms for its themes. As the string music builds to a climax, interviewees tell how this music has brought solace and hope in times of tragedy and changed the course of their lives.

When composers Herbert Howells and Ivor Gurney heard the premiere of Vaughan Williams' Tallis Fantasia in Gloucester Cathedral in 1910, it's said that they walked the streets of Gloucester all night because of the sheer excitement of possibility that this new piece had awakened in them.

This programme tells how the beauty and richness of Vaughan Williams' Tallis Fantasia awakened a life long love of classical music in a nine year old boy at bedtime; how it served as comfort for an artist in despair and how it brought solace to a grieving father

Contributors:
Michael Kennedy
Ian Clarke
EM Marshall
Rolf Jordan
Peter Phillips
Harry Atterbury
Colin Wood

Producer: Rosie Boulton

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2009.


SAT 01:00 Dixon of Dock Green (b012yv9b)
Series 1

London Pride

George Dixon is showing new boy in blue, Andy Crawford, the ropes on the beat of Dock Green in London's East End.

Much to PC Crawford's surprise, Dixon is prepared to bend the rules in order to arrest one of a gang of safebreakers.

Radio revival of BBC TV's famous copper starring David Calder as PC George Dixon and David Tennant as Andy Crawford.

Dixon of Dock Green's roots go back to 1950 film drama 'The Blue Lamp' which ended with Dixon being shot dead. However, Warner's role was resurrected for the BBC TV series running from 1955 to 1976.

PC George Dixon ...... David Calder
PC Andy Crawford ...... David Tennant
Jack Judd ...... MacDonnell
Emmy Judd ...... Avril Elgar
Lenny Judd ...... Jacob Dylan
Agar ...... Jonathan Tafler
Fred Jenkins ...... Eddie Martin

Written by Ted Willis. Dramatised from his TV screenplay by Sue Rodwell.

Produced in Bristol by Jeremy Howe and Viv Beeby.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2005.


SAT 01:30 He Belonged to Glasgow - The Will Fyffe Story (b00vky75)
Born in Dundee in 1885, Will Fyffe became synonymous with a different city when his song 'I Belong To Glasgow' captured the nation's hearts.

After spending his formative years in touring theatre, Will Fyffe switched to comedy and music hall, and became a headline act throughout Scotland. Along with his contemporary Harry Lauder, his humour transcended the regional stage and appearances all over Britain led to five Royal Variety performances.

A leading film star of the 1930s and 40s, he made one Hollywood film, although this burgeoning career was put on hold as war broke out and he returned to entertain the troops.

An accident in 1947 led to his untimely death, but his body of work lives on through his songs, sketches and films.

In this programme, singer-songwriter and Deacon Blue frontman Ricky Ross looks at Fyffe's life, career and legacy with family, film historians and music hall experts, including Professor Jeffrey Richards, and Will Fyffe's daughter, Eileen.

Producer: Elizabeth Foster

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2010.


SAT 02:00 Kate Grenville - The Secret River (b00nf0tr)
Adam in Paradise

William stakes his claim on Thornhill's Point, but other people have the same idea. Read by Ron Cook.


SAT 02:15 In Search of Ourselves: A History of Psychology and the Mind (b042lp8w)
We Do What We're Told

Following the Second World War, psychologists wanted to understand how so many ordinary Germans could have agreed to participate in the Nazis' atrocities.

Martin Sixsmith looks at their attempts to explain the banality of evil, including the controversial experiments of Stanley Milgram and Philip Zimbardo. And he talks to Oxford Professor Miles Hewstone about how far social psychology has come in clarifying how we think and act within a group.

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

Produced by Sara Parker

A Falling Tree Production for BBC Radio 4.


SAT 02:30 The Churchills - Speaking for Themselves (b007jrjy)
Episode 10

Winston writes from Canada. Randolph leaves Oxford for a lecture tour of the USA. With Alex Jennings and Sylvestra Le Touzel. From February 1999.


SAT 02:45 Miles Kington - How Shall I Tell the Dog? (b00yc4vx)
Episode 5

Test your own will to live, and how to write a funny book about cancer. Miles Kington's last letters. With Michael Palin.


SAT 03:00 Dostoyevsky - The Brothers Karamazov (b00yc3jw)
Episode 5

Following Ivan's dramatic appearance at his brother's trial, Katerina prepares to deal Dmitry a fatal blow.

Starring Roy Marsden.

Conclusion of Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky's final novel published in 1880.

Dramatised by Melissa Murray.

Dmitry ...... Paul Hilton
Ivan ...... Nicholas Boulton
Alyosha ...... Carl Prekopp
Katerina ...... Juliet Aubrey
Grushenka ...... Katy Cavanagh
Lise ...... Emma Noakes
Mrs Khoklakova ...... Rachel Atkins
Grigory ...... Desmond McNamara
Devil ...... Sam Dale
Judge ...... Ian Masters
Prosecutor ...... Philip Fox
Fetyukovich ...... Mark Straker
Bystanders ...... Paul Richard Biggin/ Saikat Ahamed

Original music by David Pickvance.

Directors: Marc Beeby and Colin Guthrie

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2006.


SAT 04:00 We've Been Here Before (b00ft41b)
Series 2

Episode 1

Clive Anderson hosts the panel show that pokes fun at events of the past.

Second series of the topical historical satirical panel show setting out to prove that there's nothing new under, or in, The Sun.

Gyles Brandreth and Arthur Smith battle it out against John O'Farrell and Arabella Weir.

Producer: Ed Morrish

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2004.


SAT 04:30 The Attractive Young Rabbi (b007k0wh)
Series 1

The New Synagogue

A single phone call turns the comfortable world of Rabbi Fine is turned upside down.

The first of three series of Barry Grossman’s comedy-drama about the collision between the old and the new in the Jewish community of Hillfield.

Starring David De Keyser as Rabbi Abraham Fine. Tracy-Ann Oberman as Rabbi Su Jacobs, Doreen Mantle as Sadie Fine, Henry Goodman as Melvin, Jonathan Kydd as Brian and Sarah Rice as Ruth.

Music: Max Harris.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1999.


SAT 05:00 Crowned Hudds (b00plhpx)
Odd Stuart

A new slant on King Charles II. Roy Hudd's historical royal romp, with June Whitfield and Chris Emmett. From September 1994.


SAT 05:30 Meet David Sedaris (b01211y4)
Series 2

Me Talk Pretty One Day; It's Catching

The multi-award winning American essayist brings his wit and charm to BBC Radio 4 for a series of audience readings. This week the perils of an American learning French in Paris in "Me Talk Pretty One Day" and an essay dealing with a friend's concern for cleanliness; "It's Catching".

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


SAT 06:00 Saturday Drama (b01pf5d7)
Lewis Carroll - Alice through the Looking Glass

By Lewis Carroll, dramatised by Stephen Wyatt It's mid-winter, the snow is falling against the window, and Alice is learning how to play chess but then, on a whim, she goes to the mirror and pretends her black kitten is the Red Queen and suddenly everything changes ...

With Jim Al-Khalili, Roger McGough, Jenni Murray, Jane Garvey, Eric Robson, Pippa Greenwood, Peter Donaldson, Kirsty Young, Andrew Marr, Evan Davies, Garry Richardson & Melvyn Bragg.

This dramatisation brings out the intellectual spine of Lewis Carroll's classic story - while losing none of the fun.
When Alice crashes through the looking glass she enters a world set out like a giant chess board and discovers science, maths, poetry, riddles, and wordplay. It is instantly entertaining and tantalizingly offers the listener more than meets the ear.

In this fast-moving and surrealist world, Alice has to decode the bizarre rules of the mirror-world. If Alice can get to The Eighth Square she will be Queen. Lewis Carroll is ever present. He sets out the chess game for Alice, teasing the listener into having an overview of his story and exploring the ideas within it.

On her chess journey Alice will meet the Red & White Queen, Humpty Dumpty, Tweedledee and Tweedledum (who might be more familiar than the listener can possibly imagine) and the Red & White Knights. But there's a twist here - Alice will also discover that Radio 4 can be found on the other side of the glass.

Published for Christmas 1871 this story is the mirror image of Alice In Wonderland: the characters are chess pieces instead of cards. It is Winter rather than Summer and time runs backwards. Tim Burton's film was 'inspired' by Lewis Carroll's books but it wasn't Lewis Carroll's book. This is a chance for the Radio 4 listeners to discover the real thing and show them why this classic appeals to philosophers, linguists and chess fans, prefaced Modernism, has provoked a wealth of academic study, and in doing so remind them of the bits they loved in childhood (and the bits they've forgotten).

Mathematician Carroll, prefaced his book with a chess problem. It is claimed the game is a part of a sequence of numbers - that Alice's journey is code - that Carroll was flirting with numerology and esotericism. It is intriguing because Carroll loved number games and puzzles. He was frighteningly clever. He regularly invented things. You could say he was the Mark Zuckerberg of his time.


SAT 07:30 Capturing America: Mark Lawson's History of Modern American Literature (b00rfhzx)
The Celebrity Tour

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.

Among the millions of words written by modern American authors, one of the most important is 'I'. The autobiographical, first-person story - featuring authors in light disguise or even under their own names - has become an increasingly significant literary genre.

Philip Roth and John Updike wrote long sequences of stories about fictional famous American authors - Nathan Zuckerman and Henry Bech - who can be read as versions of their own histories. Later, Roth went further, with several books including characters with his own name, just as Norman Mailer would refer to himself in non-fiction books as 'Mailer'. This is one of the devices of the 'New Journalism', developed by Tom Wolfe and Hunter S Thompson, which put the reporter at the heart of the story.

Conversely, some authors, including JD Salinger and Thomas Pynchon, were so appalled by the prospect of the publicity circuit that they preferred to vanish completely.

Beginning on 'The Philip Roth Tour' of Newark, New Jersey, in which Liz Del Tufo takes tourists to sites featured in the author's work, Mark Lawson reflects on the way in which a celebrity culture has made writers play with their public personalities, talking to Philip Roth, Tom Wolfe, Bret Easton Ellis, Jay McInerney, Dave Eggers and Professor Diane Roberts.


SAT 08:00 Archive on 4 (b06vg1ph)
Utopias

First published in 1516, Michael Symmons Roberts examines the intellectual legacy of Thomas More's celebrated book, 'Utopia'. It is a book that generated an idea that has been hotly contested throughout the hundreds of years since its release.

More had been on a trade mission to Antwerp, and spent much of his time talking to fellow humanist scholars like Erasmus about the notion of an ideal society and what it might look like. Out of those conversations came the book, a slippery tale that blurs fact and fiction and which has left readers ever since trying to fathom whether More was indeed presenting his island of Utopia, where equality is paramount and greed attacked, as a model society or as a salutary tale.

Half a millennium on, Michael Symmons Roberts heads to Antwerp himself to find out more about the actual book, that so many make reference without ever having opened its pages. He finds out that partly for safety's sake (the text being one on level a critique of contemporary England) it was published abroad and in Latin; he also hears about its great popularity, how it led many to try and set up their own perfect communities, and examines the irony that More would rather have seen this book about an equal society burned rather than seeing it translated into the vernacular and therefore made available to all.

Along the way, Michael also eavesdrops on figures from the BBC archives describing what their personal Utopias might look like - including Tony Benn, Jeanette Winterson, Aldous Huxley, Nawal El Saadawi and Ian Banks.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2016.


SAT 09:00 Doctor Who (b0076jh7)
Who Made Who

Five decades doesn't mean much to a time traveller, but after fifty years, the Doctor is still a mystery.

Radio 4 Extra doesn't have all the answers, but we can shed a little light. Not just a TV phenomenon, Doctor Who has also taken us into strange new sonic realms and the written word. Mark Gatiss examines the Target novels, which offered a glimpse into those early stories before video. We hear from surviving cast and crew of the original pilot episode, the people who gave the show its unique sound in Dance of the Daleks, and finally we catch up with Susan - the Doctor's Granddaughter, last seen on 22nd-century Earth.

In between, John Lloyd, AL Kennedy and others who recall those monochrome early years examine what makes them so special. Hosting it is Tracy-Ann Oberman, not only a star of Friday Night Dinner and Eastenders but a Doctor Who villainess in her own right.

Tracy-Ann Oberman is an actor and writer with an extensive variety of diverse credits; Big Train, Toast of London and Monroe to name but three. For Doctor Who fans she will be known as Yvonne Hartman - the woman who saw off Rose and set up Torchwood.


SAT 12:00 Charles Parker Prize (b07d2vfx)
2016

Charles Parker was a talented radio producer who worked with Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger over 50 years ago to create the famous series of 'radio ballads'.

Each year a team of radio professions meet to decide the winners of an award dedicated to his memory. For the past 12 years the Charles Parker Award has been presented to the best feature made by students studying radio at universities and colleges throughout the UK. In this programme Charles's daughter Sara Parker, herself an award-winning radio producer, reviews this year's competition, talks to the judges, plays extracts from some of the entries, meets the prize-winners and plays their Bronze, Silver and Gold Award-winning features.

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by Soundscape Productions.


SAT 13:00 Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City (Omnibus) (b07d2vlz)
Mary Ann in Autumn

2008 in San Francisco and Mary Ann returns with some big news to share with Michael. Stars Kate Harper and Trevor White. From May 2016.


SAT 14:10 Inheritance Tracks (b07d2wt7)
Peter White

Broadcaster Peter White chooses 'Ma She's Making Eyes At Me' by Marie Adams and 'Golden Slumbers' by The Beatles.


SAT 14:15 Frankly Speaking (b07d2z3f)
Allen Lane

Publisher and founder of Penguin books, Allen Lane answers the questions posed by George Scott, Margaret Lane and Walter Allen.

Aged 58 when interviewed, Allen talks of his life as a pioneering paperback publisher and his discovery of DH Lawrence.

Sir Allen Lane was born in 1902 and died in 1970.

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.

Only 40 or so of the original 100 programmes survive.

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in 1961.


SAT 14:45 Could Do Better (b03p85pm)
Wendy Cope

Robert Booth summons poet and ex-teacher Wendy Cope to his study for a quiet word about her school reports. From November 1988.


SAT 15:00 Archive on 4 (b06vg1ph)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SAT 16:00 Saturday Drama (b01pf5d7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 Capturing America: Mark Lawson's History of Modern American Literature (b00rfhzx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SAT 18:00 Doctor Who (b07d3137)
The Crimes of Thomas Brewster

Episode 1

2010: The Doctor teams up with an old associate to track down an imposter in a battle to save the Earth from rogue androids.

Starring Colin Baker as the Sixth Doctor, Maggie Stables as Evelyn Smythe, John Pickard as Thomas Brewster and Anna Hope as DI Menzies.

Writer: Jonathan Morris

Producer: David Richardson

A Big Finish production.


SAT 19:00 Doctor Who (b0076jh7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 Tom Wrigglesworth's Hang-Ups (b03fdh2c)
Series 1

Time to Celebrate

When Tom phones home we find out why he hates celebrations, why his mum can't stop organising them and why his father needs an electric whisk.

Classic Wrigglesworth rants combined with a fascinating and hilarious glimpse into his family background and the influences that have shaped his temperament, opinions and hang-ups.

Tom Wrigglesworth's Hang Ups is a 30 minute phone call from Tom ringing his parents for his weekly check-in. As the conversation unfolds, Tom takes time out from the phone call to explain the situation, his parent's reactions and relate various anecdotes from the past which illustrate his family's views. And sometimes he just needs to sound-off about the maddening world around him and bemoan everyday annoyances.

During all this Hang Ups explores class, living away from 'home', trans-generational phenomena, what we inherit from our families and how the past repeats in the present. All in a 30 minute phone call.

'Tom Wrigglesworth's Hang-ups' gets underneath the skin of Tom and the Wrigglesworth family, so sit back and enjoy a bit of totally legal phone hacking.

Written by Tom Wrigglesworth and James Kettle
Additional Material by Miles Jupp

Producer: Katie Tyrrell.


SAT 22:30 Armando Iannucci - Facts And Fancies (b007jrmj)
Monster-Eyed Bugs

From diseases to identity cards,

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

Compiled by Jenny Baynes.

Producer: Jonathan James-Moore

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1998.


SAT 22:45 Ida Barr: Artificial Hip Hop (b00v72r5)
Diversity

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 subject this time is "Diversity".

Written by and starring Christopher Green as Ida Barr.

Producer: Claire Grove

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2010.


SAT 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b07dbv0k)
The best in contemporary comedy. Arthur Smith chats to Richard Gadd.


SAT 23:00 Masala FM (b007zjm8)
Episode 4

The station's only attracting Z-list Asian celebrities, but then a top member of 'royalty' phones in...

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 Everyone Quite Likes Justin (b01292g0)
Series 1

Episode 2

Justin is a Manchester DJ who tries to balance love, work and everything else without much success.

Now his job seems to be on the line.

Starring Justin Moorhouse, Anne Reid and Paul Copley.

Sitcom written by Justin Moorhouse and Jim Poyser.

Despite his messy life, Justin always remains positive. Every new day is a new opportunity, "When life throws you lemons, make lemonade".

Recorded in front of an audience in Manchester.

Anne Reid ..... Gran
Christine Bottomley ..... Lisa
Justin Moorhouse ..... Justin
Lloyd Langford ..... Bryn
Paul Copley ..... Ray
Susan Cookson ..... Tanya

Producer: Steven Canny

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2011



SUNDAY 29 MAY 2016

SUN 00:00 Doctor Who (b07d3137)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City (Omnibus) (b07d2vlz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:10 Inheritance Tracks (b07d2wt7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:10 on Saturday]


SUN 02:15 Frankly Speaking (b07d2z3f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Saturday]


SUN 02:45 Could Do Better (b03p85pm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Saturday]


SUN 03:00 Archive on 4 (b06vg1ph)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 Saturday Drama (b01pf5d7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 Capturing America: Mark Lawson's History of Modern American Literature (b00rfhzx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 The Churchills - Speaking for Themselves (b007jrkh)
Omnibus, part 2

The letters of Winston and Clementine Churchill. War, traffic accidents and unexpected house purchases. Starring Alex Jennings.


SUN 07:15 A Woman's World (b00wrbs1)
Women's Studies

Professor Jeff Hearn talks to Chris Ledgard about his relationship with the academic world of Women's Studies. After a group of female staff at Bradford University set up the UK's second Women's Studies postgraduate course in the early 1980s, Jeff Hearn was asked to teach on it. Professor Hearn - who describes himself as a profeminist - found himself, he says, "on an ambiguous margin of Women's Studies." Now a professor of Gender Studies in Sweden, he and his colleagues discuss his work as a man on the fringe of academic feminism.


SUN 07:30 Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! (b01cjwv9)
Series 7

The Viewing

Arthur finds a cunning way of nosing around a neighbours home, as he masquerades as a potential purchaser, he also receives interesting news from an old friend in Spain.

Count Arthur Strong (Steve Delaney) - one time Variety Star, now sole proprietor and owner of Doncaster's Academy of Performance - is a show business legend, raconteur, and lecturer extraordinaire. He stars in a Sitcom with regular sidekick Wilfred Taylor, Master Butcher, and a host of other characters.

All false starts and nervous fumbling badly covered up by a delicate sheen of bravado and self-assurance, and an expert in everything from the world of entertainment to the origin of the species, everyday life with Arthur is an enlightening experience.

Cast:
Steve Delaney
Mel Giedroyc
Alastair Kerr
David Mounfield

Producer: John Leonard
A Komedia production for BBC Radio 4.


SUN 08:00 Ray's a Laugh (b07d39yl)
From 17/10/1958

Ted wants to make some home improvements, but can he manage to wangle a loan from the bank?

Starring Ted Ray. With Kitty Bluett and Kenneth Connor.

Ray's A Laugh - the successor to ITMA - follows the comedy exploits of Ted's life at home with his 'radio' wife Kitty, as well as in a variety of jobs. It ran from 1949-1961.

Scripted by Bernard Botting and Charles Hart.

BBC Variety Orchestra conducted by Paul Fenoulhet.

Producer: Leslie Bridgmont

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in October 1958.


SUN 08:30 Doctor in the House (b007mwkh)
Marriage-itis

Medic Simon Sparrow must cope with both his hangover and a bad case of cold feet.

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

Starring Richard Briers as Simon Sparrow, Geoffrey Sumner as Sir Lancelot Spratt, Ray Cooney as Tony Benskin, Edward Cast as Taffy Evans and Norma Ronald as Matron/Vera.

Producer: David Hatch

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1968.


SUN 09:00 Aarathi Prasad - In the Bonesetter's Waiting Room: Omnibus (b07d3bj4)
Aarathi Prasad explores the ancient and modern in Indian medicine. Read by Sudha Bhuchar.


SUN 10:10 Inheritance Tracks (b07d3fpp)
Pauline Black

Singer Pauline Black chooses 'My Boy Lollipop' by Millie Small and 'Get Up Stand Up' by Bob Marley.


SUN 10:15 World Book Club (b07d3fpr)
Neil Gaiman - American Gods

4 Extra Debut. Neil Gaiman, voted by listeners as the programme's 'most wanted' guest, joins Harriett Gilbert and invited audience. From September 2013.


SUN 11:15 The Moth Radio Hour (b07d3fs9)
Series 2

Live from Sydney

True stories told live: David Crabb introduces a special show from Australia with tales around the theme of 'the razor's edge'.

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 Ray's a Laugh (b07d39yl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 12:30 Doctor in the House (b007mwkh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 13:00 The Churchills - Speaking for Themselves (b007jrkh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SUN 14:15 A Woman's World (b00wrbs1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today]


SUN 14:30 Landmarks (Omnibus) (b05qdqsq)
Robert Macfarlane visits some inspiring places, to meet the people and 'collect' the words that evoke the area.

He recalls happy days at Walnut Tree Farm, Suffolk, home to a famous swimmer of moats and ponds, lakes and rivers. Readers Tobias Menzies and the author.

Abridged for radio by Penny Leicester.

Omnibus producer: Duncan Minshull

First broadcast in five parts on BBC Radio 4 in 2015.


SUN 15:45 Fay Weldon Stories (b007jztv)
Inspector Remorse

4 Extra Debut. An art critic sits in a church on Easter Friday, contemplating what she has to be remorseful for. Read by Patricia Hodge.


SUN 16:00 Marcy Kahan - Death at the Desert Inn (b00t6v8d)
$300,000 dollars are left in a satchel in Noel Coward's Las Vegas suite, and so he sets off again on his unexpected posthumous career as a detective.

Marcy Kahan's crime thriller stars Malcolm Sinclair as Noel Coward, Eleanor Bron as Lorn Lorraine. Tam Williams as Cole Lesley, Belinda Lang as Judy Garland and Jake Broder as Joe Glaser.

The Desert Inn, scene of one of his greatest cabaret triumphs, is the setting for "a highly probable Noel Coward Murder Mystery", complete with Judy Garland, a showgirl, a Broadway agent, an unlikely croupier, a US Congressman and Coward's act, with half of Hollywood in the audience.

Another crime to be solved with the Master's favourite weapon - wit.

Director: Ned Chaillet

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2004.


SUN 17:00 Poetry Extra (b07d3htz)
David Walliams on Philip Larkin

BBC Radio 4's Poet in Residence, Daljit Nagra revisits the BBC's radio poetry archive with David Walliams on Philip Larkin.

Actor David Walliams is a great admirer of Philip Larkin's poetry, and to mark the 25th anniversary of the poet's death, he talked to former Poet Laureate Andrew Motion, who wrote a widely acclaimed biography of Larkin, about why he finds this poetry so appealing.

Walliams chooses a selection of the poems he likes best, some well-known and some far less so, to explore the central themes that recur throughout Larkin's work. It's a fascinating three-way meeting of minds: the actor, the biographer and the poet they both admire.

The poems are read by Philip Larkin, Tom Courtenay and Patrick Romer.

Producer: Sara Davies

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2010.


SUN 17:30 Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! (b01cjwv9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 18:00 Utopia (b06y9b6t)
2016 saw the 500th Anniversary of Thomas More's classic work of speculative fiction, which has entered the culture so deeply that the name of his fictional island is the accepted term for our hopes and dreams of a better society.

Poet Michael Symmons Roberts dramatisation brings More's strange and enchanting island to life, told through the memoirs of Raphael Hythloday.

More goes on a diplomatic trip to Antwerp, to sort out a dispute in the commercial wool trade between Britain and the Netherlands. While he is there he meets an old man who is clearly widely travelled.

More complains about the petty politics of the trade dispute, and the old stranger bemoans the state of contemporary society. There is a better way, he says, and I have seen it. The stranger introduces himself as the explorer and adventurer Raphael Hythloday, who at the height of his career of was sent out from Antwerp to explore an unmapped and remote part of the ocean. After months of sailing, he chanced upon an island society unlike any he had seen before. The island was called 'Utopia'.

Utopia fleshes out the story of Raphael's visit to the island, giving us vivid descriptions of the place and its society, its laws and social patterns and customs.

All the bearings for this new drama are be taken from the rules and descriptions of the island in More's book, and the clues he gives about Raphael's visit.

RAPHAEL HYTHLODAY - Raad Rawi
YOUNG RAPHAEL - Nacho Aldeguer
THOMAS MORE / ACHORIAN - Michael Peavoy
PETER GILES - Cameron Blakeley
ABRAXA - Emily Pithon
BARZANES - Jonathan Keeble
MACARIA - Fiona Clarke

Directed in Salford by Susan Roberts.

First heard on BBC Radio 4 in January 2016.


SUN 19:00 The Moth Radio Hour (b07d3fs9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


SUN 19:45 Aarathi Prasad - In the Bonesetter's Waiting Room: Omnibus (b07d3bj4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SUN 20:55 Inheritance Tracks (b07d3fpp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:10 today]


SUN 21:00 World Book Club (b07d3fpr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:15 today]


SUN 22:00 Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! (b01cjwv9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 22:30 The Masterson Inheritance (b007jpvx)
Series 2

The Quest for the Other Rabbit's Foot

Myths and mucking out in the Masterson’s adventures at the court of King Arthur.

The award-winning improvised historical family saga based entirely on audience suggestions.

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

Producer: Phil Clarke

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1994.


SUN 23:00 Think the Unthinkable (b01hbrw8)
Series 3

Iota Credit Cards

The management consultants tackle credit card security, with the morally dubious Owen. Stars Marcus Brigstocke. From July 2004.


SUN 23:30 Births, Deaths and Marriages (b01jrqr1)
Series 1

Episode 4

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 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 30 MAY 2016

MON 00:00 Utopia (b06y9b6t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 The Churchills - Speaking for Themselves (b007jrkh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:15 A Woman's World (b00wrbs1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 on Sunday]


MON 02:30 Landmarks (Omnibus) (b05qdqsq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Sunday]


MON 03:45 Fay Weldon Stories (b007jztv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:45 on Sunday]


MON 04:00 Marcy Kahan - Death at the Desert Inn (b00t6v8d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Poetry Extra (b07d3htz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! (b01cjwv9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 Dixon of Dock Green (b013216n)
Series 1

Needle in a Haystack

A baby's life is in danger when some pep pills go missing and George Dixon causes a stir at home when he offers PC Crawford the spare room...

Radio revival of BBC TV's famous copper starring David Calder as PC George Dixon and David Tennant as Andy Crawford.

Dixon of Dock Green's roots go back to 1950 film drama 'The Blue Lamp', which ended with Dixon being shot dead. However, Warner's role was resurrected for the BBC TV series running from 1955 to 1976.

PC George Dixon ...... David Calder
PC Andy Crawford ...... David Tennant
Archie ...... Jonah Cook
Billy Monks ...... Michael Carolan
Mary Dixon ...... Charlie Brooks
Nancy Harris ...... Carol MacReady
Mrs Monks ...... Kate Byers

Written by Ted Willis. Dramatised from his TV screenplay by Sue Rodwell.

Produced in Bristol by Viv Beeby and Jeremy Howe.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2005.


MON 06:30 How the Rest Got Home (b00sjngj)
The miracle of Dunkirk carries an air of finality about it in the popular mind. More than 300,000 troops evacuated, ending Allied - especially British - involvement on the Continent.

But this is simply untrue.

Nearly 200,000 non-French Allied troops continued to see action in France, some only arriving after Dunkirk.

How The Rest Got Home tells some of their stories: those who survived the sinking of the Lancastria (Britain's worst-ever maritime disaster); those who founded the escape routes to the south coast of France; those who only reached home after five tortured years in German captivity, following humiliating capture at St Valery-en-Caux. There were SO many different ways back.

The programme hears from a string of veterans in their late 80s and 90s. There's Henry Harding, whose leap off the Lancastria saved his life - he still has the watch he was wearing at the time, its hands frozen. Scotsmen Bill Crighton and Andrew Cheyne recall the sheer terror of Rommel's bombardment at St Valery, and the emotion of their eventual return to Aberdeen after five years' hard labour as German prisoners.

On archive tape, Helen Long remembers the cloak and dagger business of hiding and protecting post-Dunkirk escapees in the brothels of Marseilles.

Presenter and military historian Saul David has been a close observer of the forgotten stories of continuing heroism and tragedy after Dunkirk. He visits the Normandy coastline where much of the action took place.

An Andrew Green production for BBC Radio 4.


MON 07:00 Elephants to Catch Eels (b007r4mg)
Series 1

Episode 5

Tamsyn's had enough of doing all the smuggling and getting none of the credit so is determined to quit.

But when she discovers there's a new charismatic smuggler in town, emergency measures are called for!

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, Imelda Staunton as Courageous Kate and Mark Perry as Hobbs.

Producer: Jan Ravens.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2003.


MON 07:30 Just a Minute (b07btlmc)
Series 75

Episode 2

Nicholas Parsons and guests return for the 75th series of the panel show where participants must try to speak for 60 seconds without hesitation, deviation or repetition. No repetition? That's no small order after nearly 50 years.

Paul Merton, Josie Lawrence, Alexei Sayle and Graham Norton join host Nicholas Parsons and the topics on the cards include Clock-watching, Cardigan Bay, and A Hot Potato.

Hayley Sterling blows the whistle.
Produced by Victoria Lloyd.


MON 08:00 Parsley Sidings (b01p8pl1)
Series 1

The Excursion

Railway Station Master Horace Hepplewhite decides Parsley Sidings needs to boost passenger numbers with train excursions.

Starring Arthur Lowe as Horace, Ian Lavender as Bert, Kenneth Connor as Percy, Liz Fraser as Gloria and John Graham as the American Tourist.

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 January 1972.


MON 08:30 J Kingston Platt's Showbiz Handbook (b007k0bg)
Hollywood and Back

The veteran of many parts recalls one of the worst screen performances never seen.

British show business doyen, 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 (b00r0yml)
Series 12

JD Salinger

James Walton takes the chair for the game of literary correctness. Team captains John Walsh and Lynne Truss are joined by Tibor Fischer and Peter Kemp. The author of the week and subject for pastiche is JD Salinger, and the reader is Beth Chalmers.


MON 09:30 Tony's (b00tdlr8)
Series 1

The Italian Connection

The salon and owner are attacked by gangsters, but can a cousin speak their language? Stars Victor Spinetti. From November 1979.


MON 10:00 Dave Sheasby - Five Summers and Johnny Onion (b00vzz1p)
Anne, now in her later years, recalls a chance meeting with Michel, a young French onion seller, and how this develops into a friendship and then a love affair over five summers (1956-1960) of intense meetings and long winters of letters.

A cross-channel love story by Dave Sheasby.

Anne.......................Susan Jameson
Mum........................Edna Dore
Young Anne.............Ella Smith
Young Mum..............Carolyn Pickles
Michel.....................James French
Dad.........................Delroy Brown

Director: David Hunter

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2005.


MON 11:00 Heidi Amsinck - Copenhagen Confidential (b01j2ld7)
The Last Tenant

Written by Heidi Amsinck
Read by: Jack Klaff

In these three specially-commissioned tales by Heidi Amsinck, Copenhagen and its surrounds are places of twilight and shadows: mysterious places where strange, occasionally bad things happen.

The Last Tenant
Jan Vettegren is convinced that the office building he's bought is a steal - once you get past the wear-and-tear, creaks and strange recurring smells. But none of his colleagues are happy to work alone there.

Heidi Amsinck, a writer and journalist born in Copenhagen, has covered Britain for the Danish press since 1992, including a spell as London Correspondent for the broadsheet daily Jyllands-Posten. Heidi has written numerous short stories for radio including, most recently, the three story set Danish Noir (2010), which was also produced by Sweet Talk for BBC Radio 4. A graduate of the MA in Creative Writing at Birkbeck, University of London, Heidi lives in Surrey with her husband and two young sons.

Producer: Jeremy Osborne
A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4.


MON 11:15 Drama (b011jvyz)
Ewa Banaszkiewicz - SBLT (Single But Living Together)

by Ewa Banaszkiewicz

What happens if you separate but circumstances force you to continue to live together?
Alex thinks she can make it work with a list of rules but then emotions begin to get in the way.

Directed by Sally Avens.


MON 12:00 Parsley Sidings (b01p8pl1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 J Kingston Platt's Showbiz Handbook (b007k0bg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 Dixon of Dock Green (b013216n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 How the Rest Got Home (b00sjngj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 Kate Grenville - The Secret River (b00nhsgh)
A Crowd of Neighbours

William and Sal meet some fellow river-dwellers at Thornhill's Point. A story of belonging and ownership read by Ron Cook.


MON 14:15 In Search of Ourselves: A History of Psychology and the Mind (b042zcqh)
The Stages of Life

In this programme Martin Sixsmith looks at the stages of human development from childhood to old age, including Erik Erikson's psychosocial model with its eight phases of the human life cycle.

He examines Jean Piaget's influential work on childhood development and John Bowlby's theory of attachment between mother and child.

He considers how the study of animals such as Konrad Lorenz's work with geese on imprinting and Harlow's controversial experiments with baby monkeys informed research, as well as talking to Bristol University's Professor Bruce Hood about early years development and theory of mind.

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


MON 14:30 AS Byatt - The Frederica Quartet (b007jsfz)
The Virgin in the Garden, Part 1/8

In 1950s Yorkshire, Frederica Potter is still living at home, but senses something exciting...

The first of four AS Byatt novel adaptations chronicling the lives of the Potter family, set against the social and political landscape of England of 1953-1970.

The Frederica Quartet comprises of 'The Virgin in the Garden' (1978), 'Still Life' (1985), 'Babel Tower' (1996) and 'A Whistling Woman' (2002).

Dramatised in 30 parts by John Harvey.

Older Frederica …. Rosemary Leach
Young Frederica …. Hannah Watkins
Bill .... Geoffrey Whitehead
Stephanie …. Helen Longworth
Alexander …. Adam Kotz
Winifred …. Barbara Flynn
Daniel …. Shaun Dooley

Producer: Mary Peate.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2002.


MON 14:45 Book of the Week (b011tz8h)
James Joyce - A Biography

Episode 1

"Living In Ireland had lost all meaning for Joyce; and the lure of 'exile' began to possess him. But if he was to elope with Nora he would need to secure an income, and would Nora go with him? Fortunately, she was as captivated by him as he was by her..."

Our five part reading of this voluminous account looks at Joyce's years spent in Europe, when he held down menial jobs, caroused a lot, experienced the ups and downs of married life, but still managed to produce works of literature that stand the test of time.

1. Gordon Bowker's study of the great writer, abridged for radio by Penny Leicester, begins with his early life in Dublin, which is full of japes with friends and then an eye to exile...

Narrator Jim Norton and the voice of Joyce is Andrew Scott.


MON 15:00 Dave Sheasby - Five Summers and Johnny Onion (b00vzz1p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 The Write Stuff (b00r0yml)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 16:30 Tony's (b00tdlr8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


MON 17:00 Elephants to Catch Eels (b007r4mg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 17:30 Just a Minute (b07btlmc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 18:00 The Man Who Was Thursday by GK Chesterton (b007jzyb)
11. The Pursuit of the President

After the sunset confrontation between motor cars, the detectives return to London to accost Sunday.

Published in 1908, GK Chesterton'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 2005.


MON 18:30 A Good Read (b007675y)
Michael Berry and Nick Broomfield

Rosie Boycott talks to the documentary filmmaker Nick Broomfield and the mathematical physicist Sir Michael Berry, about favourite books by Jack London, Philip Roth and Paul Scott. From 2002.

The Human Stain by Philip Roth
Publisher: Vintage

People of the Abyss by Jack London
Publisher Pluto Press

Staying On by Paul Scott
Publisher: Mandarin.


MON 19:00 Parsley Sidings (b01p8pl1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 J Kingston Platt's Showbiz Handbook (b007k0bg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 Dixon of Dock Green (b013216n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 How the Rest Got Home (b00sjngj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 Heidi Amsinck - Copenhagen Confidential (b01j2ld7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:15 Drama (b011jvyz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


MON 22:00 Just a Minute (b07btlmc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 Kevin Eldon Will See You Now (b01m0pqk)
Series 1

The One with Anubis, Almighty Jackal-Headed God of the Egyptian Underworld

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, Kevin goes into space, meets a bandit and evokes the powerful gods of Ancient Egypt. Not all at the same time, obviously - that would be weird. No, separately.

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

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

Appearing in this episode are Amelia Bullmore (I'm Alan Partridge, Scott & Bailey), Julia Davis (Nighty Night), Rosie Cavaliero (Peep Show), Paul Putner (Little Britain), Justin Edwards (The Consultants) and David Reed (The Penny Dreadfuls) with special guest Phil Cornwell as David Bowie circa 1973.

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

Original music by Martin Bird.

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


MON 23:00 The News Quiz Extra (b07d7b01)
Series 17

Episode 7

Susan Calman, Holly Walsh, Francis Wheen and Dane Baptiste are Miles' guests for this episode of News Quiz Extra, the bumper bonus version of Friday's programme.

Producer..... Tamara Shilham

A BBC Studios Production.


MON 23:45 Stewart Permutt - Singular Women (b00755cm)
Dora

Lesley Joseph recreates her stage role as Dora, a 'person of restricted growth' whose performances are under threat. From 1997.



TUESDAY 31 MAY 2016

TUE 00:00 The Man Who Was Thursday by GK Chesterton (b007jzyb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 A Good Read (b007675y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 Dixon of Dock Green (b013216n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 How the Rest Got Home (b00sjngj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 Kate Grenville - The Secret River (b00nhsgh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:15 In Search of Ourselves: A History of Psychology and the Mind (b042zcqh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 AS Byatt - The Frederica Quartet (b007jsfz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:45 Book of the Week (b011tz8h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 Dave Sheasby - Five Summers and Johnny Onion (b00vzz1p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 The Write Stuff (b00r0yml)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:30 Tony's (b00tdlr8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 Elephants to Catch Eels (b007r4mg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 Just a Minute (b07btlmc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 Dixon of Dock Green (b0133pl2)
Series 1

Crawford's First Pinch

Some unsavoury postcards turn up on the Dock Green beat and the link to a recent spate of bicycle thefts makes PC Andy Crawford desperate to notch up his first arrest.

Radio revival of BBC TV's famous copper starring David Calder as PC George Dixon and David Tennant as Andy Crawford.

Dixon of Dock Green's roots go back to 1950 film drama 'The Blue Lamp', which ended with Dixon being shot dead. However, Warner's role was resurrected for the BBC TV series running from 1955 to 1976.

PC George Dixon ...... David Calder
PC Andy Crawford ...... David Tennant
Mary Dixon ...... Charlie Brooks
Joe Cooney ...... Tom McClane
Ned Cooney ...... Michael Fenton Stevens
Hilda Cooney ...... Rebecca Smart
Paul De Witt ...... Christian Rodska

Written by Ted Willis. Dramatised from his TV screenplay by Sue Rodwell.

Produced in Bristol by Viv Beeby and Jeremy Howe.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2005.


TUE 06:30 Who Was Joyce Hatto? (b00tt6f6)
In June 2006, the death was announced of the pianist Joyce Hatto. She was heralded as a great lost genius of classical music- a reclusive woman who almost never performed in public, but who in later life had created sublime recordings in private.

A few months later it emerged that those recordings were fake- lifted from other performers and tweaked in the studio - which leaves a question hanging.

Biographer Anne Sebba sets out to discover: 'Who was Joyce Hatto?'

'In the final few years of her life, she released a huge range of CD recordings which swamped the market and were praised to the hilt by a select band of reviewers,' says Anne, 'I remember thinking, Where had this amazing talent been all these years'?

Then, after a pile of glowing obituaries, which told of her four decade battle with cancer, these recordings of the pianist Joyce Hatto were branded as fake - copies of commercial recordings made by other artists, - not by Joyce at all.

Joyce's husband, William Barrington Coupe, the sound engineer for her recordings, said that he alone was to blame for the deception- acting purely out of love, and replacing passages of his wife's playing with other artists.

But behind the final deception, there is an intriguing story of an incredibly talented pianist marred by ill-health.

The conductor George Hurst talks about working with Joyce in the early 1960s. The novelist Rose Tremain recalls Joyce as an inspirational piano teacher. The critic Lewis Foreman remembers an extraordinary performance at Guildford.

Producer: David Prest

A Whistledown Production first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2010.


TUE 07:00 Linda Smith's A Brief History of Timewasting (b008zs1b)
Series 2

Neighbourhood Watch

Linda's tortoise, Sir Cliff, has been sprung from his high security facility. Can the Neighbourhood Watch group find the culprit?

Sitcom written by and starring Linda Smith.

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

Special guest: Dillie Keane

Producer: Jon Rolph

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2002.


TUE 07:30 Isy Suttie's Love Letters (b01s8cp3)
Series 2

George and Louise

Isy Suttie recounts the tale of George and Louise, set against the backdrop of the Matlock Ceilidh over Christmas and New Year 2014.

Another love story, told partly through song.

Sometimes Isy has merely observed the lives of others; quite often she's intervened, changing the action dramatically - for better or worse.

Intertwined within these stories are related real life anecdotes from her own, often disastrous, love life.

With her award-winning 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.

Producer: Lyndsay Fenner

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2014.


TUE 08:00 Round the Horne (b00tlwzb)
Series 4

Episode 16

Listeners have their say - and there's a bona surprise for Julian and Sandy.

Kenneth Horne hosts the last ever show. With Kenneth Williams, Hugh Paddick and Betty Marsden.

Recorded at the BBC's Paris Studio in Lower Regent Street, London. Announcer: Douglas Smith

Round the Horne was born out of the demise of BBC radio comedy Beyond Our Ken, after the end of writer Eric Merriman's involvement. Using the same cast and producer, Barry Took and Marty Feldman were persuaded to write the scripts - which led to four series that ran between 1965 and 1968 - packed full of parodies, recurring characters, catchphrases and double-entendres. Marty departed after Series 3.

Written 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 June 1968.


TUE 08:30 The Men from the Ministry (b007jp1t)
Sky High

Construction chaos abounds for the bungling bureauacrats over a new office block.

Stars Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler.

With Norma Ronald, Ronald Baddiley and John Graham.

Written by Edward Taylor and John Graham.

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

Producer: Edward Taylor

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 4 in July 1974.


TUE 09:00 The News Quiz Extra (b07d7b01)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:45 Stewart Permutt - Singular Women (b00755cm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:45 on Monday]


TUE 10:00 Margaret Oliphant - Phoebe Junior (b03m7vj1)
The Young Lady in Black

Mrs Oliphant wrote her last chapter of the Chronicles of Carlingford when Lucilla Marjoribanks married Tom.

It's now 1875 and Mrs Oliphant returns to the town to focus on Phoebe Beecham's family - with the jealousies and rivalries of Carlingford between the Church and the Dissenters and Society and its shopkeepers.

Stars Elizabeth Spriggs as Mrs Oliphant, Charlotte Attenborough as Phoebe, Junior, Michael Onslow as Clarence Copperhead, Timothy West as Copperhead, Elizabeth Proud as Mrs Copperhead, Norman Bird as Mr Beecham, Ann Windsor as Phoebe, Snr, John Hollis as Tozer, Cathy Sara as Ursula, Peter Jeffrey as Mr May, Fiona Christie as Janey May, Richard Derrington as Reginald May, David King as Sir Robert Dorset, Sunny Ormonde as Ann Dorset and Oona Beeson as Sophy Dorset.

Music composed and played by Malcolm McKee.

Directed at BBC Pebble Mill by Sue Wilson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1994.


TUE 11:00 Opening Lines (b00d4f0g)
Series 10

The Deep

Miranda and Andy's idyllic holiday in the tropics ends up exposing rifts in their relationship. Read by Helen Longworth.


TUE 11:15 Drama (b011p7t0)
Jimmy McAleavey - Hearing Voices

D.I. James McCoy is an old style, hard-man copper, who though tempted by an offer of redundancy, determines to nail the killer of a colleague involved in undercover work. McCoy knows what he has to do to gain a conviction, but for the first time in his career he finds himself undermined not only by a psychopathic murderer, but by a somehow familiar voice in his head which ridicules and emasculates him, and threatens to completely destroy him.

Hearing Voices by Jimmy McAleavey

James McCoy - Tim McInnerny
The Voice - Danny Webb
Kenny -Ian Bartholomew
McKenzie - Daniel Rabin
Fairleigh - Ewan Bailey
Anika - Jane Slavin
Davide - Nyasha Hatendi
Psychologist - Joanna Munroe

Hearing Voices was directed and produced by Eoin O'Callaghan.


TUE 12:00 Round the Horne (b00tlwzb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 The Men from the Ministry (b007jp1t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 Dixon of Dock Green (b0133pl2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 Who Was Joyce Hatto? (b00tt6f6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 Kate Grenville - The Secret River (b00nhw1l)
Give a Little, Take a Little

William and Sal Thornhill must learn to live next to their new Aboriginal river bank neighbours. Read by Ron Cook.


TUE 14:15 In Search of Ourselves: A History of Psychology and the Mind (b042zsy1)
DNA and Darwin

Martin Sixsmith looks at how our DNA and the development of our brains inform who we are and how we think.

He re-examines the nature versus nurture debate and considers the claims of evolutionary psychology from Robert Sapolsky's work with baboons to the increasing interest in epigenetics.

He talks to geneticist Steve Jones of University College London and visits the Oxford Brain bank to interview neuropathologist Margaret Esiri about the structure of the brain.

Producer: Sara Parker
A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4.


TUE 14:30 AS Byatt - The Frederica Quartet (b007jsgc)
The Virgin in the Garden, Part 2/8

Desperate Frederica Potter auditions for a play about Elizabeth I written by her father's colleague, the beautiful Alexander Wedderburn.

The Virgin in the Garden is the first of four AS Byatt novel adaptations chronicling the lives of the Potter family, set against the social and political landscape of England of 1953-1970.

Older Frederica …. Rosemary Leach
Young Frederica …. Hannah Watkins
Crowe …. Dudley Sutton
Alexander …. Adam Kotz
Wilkie …. James Callis
Jenny …. Hannah Dee
Stephanie …. Helen Longworth

All four novels dramatised in 30 parts by John Harvey.

Producer: Mary Peate.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2002.


TUE 14:45 Book of the Week (b011v1bb)
James Joyce - A Biography

Episode 2

"Living In Ireland had lost all meaning for Joyce; and the lure of 'exile' began to possess him. But if he was to elope with Nora he would need to secure an income, and would Nora go with him? Fortunately, she was as captivated by him as he was by her..."

Our five part reading of this voluminous account looks at Joyce's years spent in Europe, when he held down menial jobs, caroused a lot, experienced the ups and downs of married life, but still managed to produce works of literature that stand the test of time.

2. Joyce and Nora have left Ireland for Pola and then Trieste, where literary ambitions are at odds with the need to eke out a living. So maybe Joyce's brother Stannie should join them?


TUE 15:00 Margaret Oliphant - Phoebe Junior (b03m7vj1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 Counterpoint (b00drrzf)
2005

Episode 6

Ned Sherrin hosts the music quiz with Oliver Longstaff and Peter Robinson of Harrogate and Jane Prust from Leeds.


TUE 16:30 Ayres on the Air (b01ms34r)
Series 4

Spring

Popular poet Pam Ayres presents a series of poetry and sketch shows about the seasons.

Starting with Spring, Pam ponders flowers and animals, spring elections plus she has some unusual tips for spring cleaning.

Her poems include: I Was Standing by the Cow; Heaps of Stuff; Barking: Fleeced and the Snoring Poem.

With Felicity Montagu and Geoffrey Whitehead

Producer: Claire Jones.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra in September 2012.


TUE 17:00 Linda Smith's A Brief History of Timewasting (b008zs1b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 17:30 Isy Suttie's Love Letters (b01s8cp3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 18:00 The Man Who Was Thursday by GK Chesterton (b007jvck)
12. The Six Philosophers

The men pursue Sunday - as he flees them aboard a hot air balloon.

Published in 1908, GK Chesterton'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 2005.


TUE 18:30 The Tingle Factor (b07d7yr3)
Alan Ayckbourn

Playwright Sir Alan Ayckbourn talks to Robin Ray about the music which stirs his emotions. Recorded in Scarborough.

In between his music choices, Alan remembers his musical father, recounts some of his successes and flops - and how he became the owner of a special cat.

Producer: Andrew Mussett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1992.


TUE 19:00 Round the Horne (b00tlwzb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 The Men from the Ministry (b007jp1t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 Dixon of Dock Green (b0133pl2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 Who Was Joyce Hatto? (b00tt6f6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 Opening Lines (b00d4f0g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 21:15 Drama (b011p7t0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


TUE 22:00 Isy Suttie's Love Letters (b01s8cp3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 The Guns of Adam Riches (b01qwj0j)
Series 1

The Third Pole

In this final episode, the award-winning comedian Adam Riches tells the story of Martin, an audience member from London, who started the evening as an unsuspecting software developer, but ended it as the greatest explorer ever to walk the earth. As Martin battles to be the first man to reach the "Third Pole", he is faced by many challenges, including a rival team of Norwegians, led inexplicably by the German filmmaker, Werner Herzog.

Written by and starring Adam Riches.

Also starring Cariad Lloyd, Jim Johnson and Simon Yadoo.

Produced by Simon Mayhew-Archer and Rupert Majendie.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2013.


TUE 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b0138y1m)
For two hours, seven nights a week, the Comedy Club offers the best laughs. Plus tonight, Tom Wrigglesworth chats to Amy Howerska.


TUE 23:00 Vent (b00t6v4j)
Series 1

Switching Off

As he lies unconscious in intensive care, Ben's mind takes him on the most difficult journey yet.

Travelling through the landscape of his own chaotic brain, it looks surprisingly like Mordor.

In the real world, it's time to see if Ben can breathe on his own.

Dark sitcom written by Nigel Smith.

Ben …. Neil Pearson
Jean …. Josie Lawrence
Mary …. Fiona Allen
Blitzkrieg …. Leslie Ash

With Dave Lamb, Mark Perry, Jo Martin, Tim Whitnall and Scarlett Milburn-Smith

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2006.


TUE 23:30 The Remains of Foley and McColl (b007jrl6)
The Real You

Their BBC producer forces Sean and Hamish to get proper jobs.

Surreal comedy starring award-winning double act, Sean Foley and Hamish McColl - the Right Size.

With:

Rose English
Count Arthur Strong
Chris Lamer
Mark Stevens

Producer: Lissa Evans

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2000.



WEDNESDAY 01 JUNE 2016

WED 00:00 The Man Who Was Thursday by GK Chesterton (b007jvck)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 The Tingle Factor (b07d7yr3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 Dixon of Dock Green (b0133pl2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 Who Was Joyce Hatto? (b00tt6f6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 Kate Grenville - The Secret River (b00nhw1l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday]


WED 02:15 In Search of Ourselves: A History of Psychology and the Mind (b042zsy1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Tuesday]


WED 02:30 AS Byatt - The Frederica Quartet (b007jsgc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:45 Book of the Week (b011v1bb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 Margaret Oliphant - Phoebe Junior (b03m7vj1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 Counterpoint (b00drrzf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:30 Ayres on the Air (b01ms34r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:30 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 Linda Smith's A Brief History of Timewasting (b008zs1b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 Isy Suttie's Love Letters (b01s8cp3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 Dixon of Dock Green (b0132tjy)
Series 1

Dixie

When things go missing from the Dixon household Doris, the downtrodden girl from next door, is exposed as a petty thief. But it's Mary Dixon who comes to her rescue, against George's wishes, and who earns the admiration of Andy Crawford...

Radio revival of BBC TV's famous copper starring David Calder as PC George Dixon nnd David Tennant as Andy Crawford.

Dixon of Dock Green's roots go back to 1950 film drama 'The Blue Lamp', which ended with Dixon being shot dead. However, Warner's role was resurrected for the BBC TV series running from 1955 to 1976.

PC George Dixon ...... David Calder
PC Andy Crawford ...... David Tennant
Mary Dixon ...... Charlie Brooks
Mrs Davies ...... Esther Elliott
Doris Monroe ...... Sarah Counsell
Mr Monroe ...... Roland Oliver
Harry Lane ...... Paul Currier

Written by Ted Willis. Dramatised from his TV screenplay by Sue Rodwell.

Produced in Bristol by Viv Beeby and Jeremy Howe.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2005.


WED 06:30 Banishing Eve (b00rd4f1)
Episode 1

Historian of the ancient world Bettany Hughes uses the latest scholarship to take us back to the 2nd century AD, as pagan Europe began to embrace Christianity. What emerged out of this crucible of religious change marked the beginning of the end for women as religious leaders for a millennium and half. Common wisdom would have it that women went from goddesses to flower arrangers in just over a century. But why - and was it that straightforward?

Bettany finds that the history of women in the early church is written more in the fragments of stone left behind than in the scriptures. She visits Rome and traces the activities of women in the early church as they fought hand in hand with men to see their faith survive. Things got more difficult after Christianity became the recognised religion of the Roman Empire and beyond. But this is not just a tale of capitulation and annihilation; women fought doggedly for their positions. From Nicea to Northumbria, Bettany follows the decline - but not quite fall - of women in the early church.


WED 07:00 Married (b00804fg)
Series 2

Serenity

It's been a taxing few months for Robin in his new universe, but at last he seems to have tapped into that well of inner peace.

Or is there a more obvious explanation?

Hugh Bonneville stars in Tony Bagley's comedy.

Robin .... Hugh Bonneville
Lesley .... Josie Lawrence
Dirk .... Stephen Frost
Ned .... Sam Bradley
Maxine .... Ann Gosling

Producer: Claire Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2000.


WED 07:30 Heresy (b07c2t5p)
Series 10

Episode 2

Victoria Coren Mitchell presents another edition of the show which dares to commit heresy .

Her guests this week are Alex Horne, Jonny Woo and Richard Osman. Together they discuss money, dress codes and sexy TV dramas.

Producer: Daisy Knight

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


WED 08:00 The Navy Lark (b01mhnh2)
Series 6

Stuck on a Sandbank

The crew of HMS Troutbridge is set for shore leave - if they can just manage to complete one tiny mission first.

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, Heather Chasen as Heather, Ronnie Barker as Able Seaman Johnson and Tenniel Evans as Leading Seamen Goldstein.

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 (b00j1c4p)
Series 9

Episode 4

What's My Kink? - and Prune Playhouse presents The Search for the Nile.

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

Sketches written by Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie.

Originating from the Cambridge University Footlights revue ‘Cambridge Circus’, ISIRTA ran for 8 years on BBC Radio and quickly developed a cult following.

Music and songs by Bill Oddie, Liam Cohen and Dave Lee.

Producers: David Hatch/John Cassels

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 2 in November 1973.


WED 09:00 Jest a Minute (b012n3rz)
Series 1

Episode 2

Justin Moorhouse, Rob Deering, Chris Corcoran and Tom Allen hit London in Rhod Gilbert's comedy quiz. From September 2006.


WED 09:30 Change at Oglethorpe (b007k0mg)
The Unquiet American

An exciting new engine could soon be running on the quiet rural railway - but there's a big catch. How can the staff make Oglethorpe look like a busy, modern 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
York ...... Don Fellows

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in December 1995.


WED 10:00 Margaret Oliphant - Phoebe Junior (b03m7vj3)
A New Gentleman

Phoebe Beecham has met Clarence Copperhead at a Ball in London. His wealthy father disapproves of her, and she fortuitously leaves London to visit her sick Grandmother in Carlingford but gets a shock on arrival...

Stars Elizabeth Spriggs as Mrs Oliphant, Charlotte Attenborough as Phoebe, Junior and Peter Jeffrey as Mr May.

Dramatised from Margaret Oliphant's 1876 novel by Elizabeth Proud.

Producer: Sue Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1994.


WED 11:00 Opening Lines (b00d4f0l)
Series 10

Put the Radiator on, Get the Coffee Going

Series showcasing cutting-edge contemporary writing.

In Anna Britten's story, a young decorator's encounter with a middle-aged divorcee and a dragonfly give him unexpected inspiration for a colour scheme.

Read by Mike Bailey.


WED 11:15 Andy Rashleigh - Be Prepared (b0076m8m)
Ian McKellen stars as one of the key figures of the early 20th century, Robert Baden-Powell. The founder of the Scout movement looks back on a life embodying the spirit of Imperial adventure. From the balcony of his home, he regrets, he gives thanks, he wonders if he has at last found something like harmony and peace...

Written by Andy Rashleigh.

Baden Powell ...... Ian McKellen
Olave ...... Zoe Waites
Boy McLaren ...... Nicholas Boulton
Manning ...... Jon Glover
Wolseley ...... John Rowe
Proudfoot ...... Philip Fox
Peter ...... George Hammond
Nurse ...... Alice Hart

Director: Cherry Cookson.

First broadcast on Radio 4 in July 2004.


WED 12:00 The Navy Lark (b01mhnh2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00j1c4p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 Dixon of Dock Green (b0132tjy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 Banishing Eve (b00rd4f1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 Kate Grenville - The Secret River (b00nj7cs)
A Time of Fear

Tensions between the white farmers and the Aboriginals start to escalate. Read by Ron Cook.


WED 14:15 In Search of Ourselves: A History of Psychology and the Mind (b0435c89)
Mapping the Brain

From early research into how different areas of the brain function to President Barack Obama's announcement in 2013 of a one hundred million dollar brain mapping project, Martin Sixsmith examines the impact of neuroscience on what we know about the way we think, feel and act.

He undergoes transmagnetic cranial stimulation to map the workings of his brain and he looks down a microscope at the Oxford Brain Bank to see what individual brain cells can tell us.

He listens to the chattering of neurons communicating with each other through a single wire implanted in a rat's brain and finds out why London cabbies have larger hippocampi than the rest of us.

Producer: Sara Parker
A Falling Tree Production for BBC Radio 4.


WED 14:30 AS Byatt - The Frederica Quartet (b007jsgn)
The Virgin in the Garden, Part 3/8

Marcus Potter's increasingly strange behaviour is making his sisters very concerned.

The Virgin in the Garden is the first of four AS Byatt novel adaptations chronicling the lives of the Potter family, set against the social and political landscape of England of 1953-1970.

Older Frederica …. Rosemary Leach
Young Frederica …. Hannah Watkins
Marcus …. Carl Prekopp
Simmonds …. Adam Godley
Bill …. Geoffrey Whitehead
Winifred …. Barbara Flynn
Stephanie …. Helen Longworth
Daniel …. Shaun Dooley

All four novels dramatised in 30 parts by John Harvey.

Producer: Mary Peate.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2002.


WED 14:45 Book of the Week (b011vg8x)
James Joyce - A Biography

Episode 3

"Living In Ireland had lost all meaning for Joyce; and the lure of 'exile' began to possess him. But if he was to elope with Nora he would need to secure an income, and would Nora go with him? Fortunately, she was as captivated by him as he was by her..."

Our five part reading of this voluminous account looks at Joyce's years spent in Europe, when he held down menial jobs, caroused a lot, experienced the ups and downs of married life, but still managed to produce works of literature that stand the test of time.

3. Exile leads to Rome which is not an idyll but all 'Pprrpffrrppff' to Joyce. So it's back to Stannie in Trieste...


WED 15:00 Margaret Oliphant - Phoebe Junior (b03m7vj3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 Jest a Minute (b012n3rz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


WED 16:30 Change at Oglethorpe (b007k0mg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


WED 17:00 Married (b00804fg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 17:30 Heresy (b07c2t5p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 18:00 The Man Who Was Thursday by GK Chesterton (b007ww7m)
13. The Accuser

As Sunday presides over a feast, Lucien Gregory appears. Gabriel Syme finds himself back in Saffron Park.

Published in 1908, GK Chesterton's most famous novel is concluded 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 (b007x3f6)
Know Your Place

Dominic Arkwright, Peregrine Worsthorne, Joolz Denby and Francis Gilbert discuss 'knowing your place'. From August 2007.


WED 19:00 The Navy Lark (b01mhnh2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00j1c4p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 Dixon of Dock Green (b0132tjy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 Banishing Eve (b00rd4f1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 Opening Lines (b00d4f0l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 21:15 Andy Rashleigh - Be Prepared (b0076m8m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


WED 22:00 Heresy (b07c2t5p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 Start/Stop (b03c46ts)
Series 1

Lunch

A comedy about three couples sailing off in to the sunset. And sinking.

This week a lunch invitation looks like it might change everything.

Written and starring Jack Docherty. With Charlie Higson.

Producer: Steven Canny

Jack Docherty
Jack has an exceptional record of making stand-out comedy. He first performed at the 1980 Edinburgh Festival Fringe with the comedy sketch group The Bodgers and went on to write for radio and television including: Spitting Image, Alas Smith and Jones, Vic Reeves Big Night Out, Absolutely, The Lenny Henry Show, Max Headroom, Weekending, The News Huddlines and a ton of other things.
He has also performed in a huge variety of comedy shows including in The Comic Strip Presents, The Morwenna Banks Show, Monarch of the Glen, Red Dwarf V, The Old Guys and Badults. He has also featured in the Radio 4 comedies Baggage and Mordrin MacDonald - 21st Century Wizard and has appeared on various comedy panel shows including Have I Got News For You and It's Only TV But I Like It. Jack presented his own show The Jack Docherty Show which ran for 2 years on Channel 5.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2013.


WED 23:00 2000 Years of Radio (b007jnh4)
Series 1

Mad - Georgian Radio

Full Age of Enlightenment updates, plus the Earl of Sandwich lives up to his name. Stars Marcus Brigstocke. From November 2000.


WED 23:15 Guy Browning's Small Talk (b0076n25)
Series 2

How to Pack

Start naked and pretend to get dressed - bad luck if the taxi comes early. The writer shares travel tips. From September 2004.


WED 23:30 Lucy Montgomery's Variety Pack (b0137yqf)
Series 2

Episode 4

The human chameleon's host of comic characters from a deluded teenager to a nonagenarian Diva.

Multi-paced, one woman Fast Show starring Lucy Montgomery.

With:

Philip Pope
Sally Grace
Waen Shepherd
Natalie Walter

Written by Lucy Montgomery with additional material by Steve Burge, Jon Hunter, Fay Rusling, Abigail Burdess, Suk Pannu, Andy Wolton and Joseph Morpurgo.

Script Editor: Dan Tetsell

Producer: Katie Tyrrell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2011.



THURSDAY 02 JUNE 2016

THU 00:00 The Man Who Was Thursday by GK Chesterton (b007ww7m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 Off the Page (b007x3f6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 Dixon of Dock Green (b0132tjy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 Banishing Eve (b00rd4f1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 Kate Grenville - The Secret River (b00nj7cs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:15 In Search of Ourselves: A History of Psychology and the Mind (b0435c89)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 AS Byatt - The Frederica Quartet (b007jsgn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:45 Book of the Week (b011vg8x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 Margaret Oliphant - Phoebe Junior (b03m7vj3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 Jest a Minute (b012n3rz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:30 Change at Oglethorpe (b007k0mg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 Married (b00804fg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 Heresy (b07c2t5p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 Dixon of Dock Green (b0133g6t)
Series 1

Rock, Rattle and Roll

When a fanatical Spurs fan has his prized football rattle stolen, an FA cup tie provides the perfect excuse for a weekend away in Blackpool for Andy and Mary.

Radio revival of BBC TV's famous copper starring David Calder as PC George Dixon and David Tennant as Andy Crawford.

Dixon of Dock Green's roots go back to 1950 film drama 'The Blue Lamp', which ended with Dixon being shot dead. However, Warner's role was resurrected for the BBC TV series running from 1955 to 1976.

PC George Dixon ...... David Calder
PC Andy Crawford ...... David Tennant
Mary Dixon ...... Charlie Brooks
Ben Harvey ...... Andrew Sachs
Jessie Harvey ...... Jacqueline Tong
Chris Miller ...... Alex McLaren
Jim ...... Stuart Crossman

Written by Ted Willis. Dramatised from his TV screenplay by Sue Rodwell.

Produced in Bristol by Viv Beeby and Jeremy Howe.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2005.


THU 06:30 Banishing Eve (b00rl4kn)
Episode 2

In the second part of her series charting the role of women in the founding of the Christian Church, historian Bettany Hughes continues to explore gender tension at the heart of the new religion.

As Christianity became the state religion in the Roman Empire and spread into Europe, Bettany follows the concerted efforts to remove women from spiritual life. The church was becoming organised and its creed defined - and as the church fathers met in Nicea and Ephesus they were faced with a decision that would affect the status of women for the next thousand years. How were women to be seen in the new church? The two characters of Eve and Mary dominated the debate and had profound effects on the religious perception of women.

But women fought doggedly for their positions. Bettany sets out to re-discover these women from Rome, Greece and a windy Whitby and finds that the history of women in the early Church is written as much in the fragments of stone left behind as in the official scriptures.


THU 07:00 PG Wodehouse - Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves (b007jqjc)
Spode Is Unsuccessful

Gussie Fink-Nottle upsets his fiancee when he looks elsewhere on the menu.

PG Wodehouse romp adapted in six parts by Richard Usborne.

Starring Michael Hordern as Jeeves, Richard Briers as Bertie Wooster, Paul Eddington as Lord Sidcup, Jonathan Cecil as Gussie Fink-Nottle, Denise Coffey as Stiffy Bing, Aimi MacDonald as Madeline Bassett and Douglas Blackwell as the Rev. Harold Pinker

Producer: David Hatch

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1980.


THU 07:30 Paul Sinha's History Revision (b07c4tq7)
Series 2

Women

Paul looks at the forgotten women of history. From warriors to inventors to civil rights activists, Paul unearths some stories, that for reasons of sexism and patriarchy, we never got told about at school. You're welcome, ladies.

Paul Sinha returns for a second series of the show that uncovers the fascinating stories that we've forgotten in our onward march of progress. In the last series we learned how Alexander Graham Bell did NOT invent the telephone, and that the World Cup final of 2014 could only have happened because of the 1415 invasion of Morocco.

"Sinha's gift for finding humour in it all makes him worth a listen" - The Telegraph

Written and performed by Paul Sinha
Produced by Ed Morrish

A BBC Radio Comedy Production first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2016.


THU 08:00 The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter (b007jykd)
Series 3

The Leak

Author Gerald becomes obsessed with his wife Diana's sense of smell.

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

With Edward Kelsey.

Written by Basil Boothroyd.

Producer: Bobby Jaye

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1979.


THU 08:30 Radio Active (b007k2hv)
Series 5

Episode 3

It's Martin Brown's one and only chance to do something useful with his life, as owner Sir Norman Tonsil generously pays for him to become an all-round entertainer, for as long as it keeps him away from the radio station.

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

Music by Philip Pope and Steve Brown.

Written by Angus Deayton and Geoffrey Perkins with John Canter, John Docherty, Moray Hunter and Richard Curtis.

Producer: Jamie Rix

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1985.


THU 09:00 The Food Quiz (b07db8j5)
Series 2

Episode 5

On Jay Rayner's menu are Clement Freud, Angela Hartnett, Jennifer Sharp and Iqbal Wahhab. From September 2004.


THU 09:30 Artists (b00y9453)
Series 1

A Brush With Death

Gerard organises Tamsin's first solo exhibition, but she's got so much else to do. Stars Vicki Pepperdine. From April 2003.


THU 10:00 Margaret Oliphant - Phoebe Junior (b03m7vk2)
An Unmitigated Cub

Phoebe has made the acquaintance of the Mays in Carlingford. Although of opposing religious persuasions, Reginald is strongly attracted to her - and the arrival of Mr Northcote, the new non-conformist minister, causes friction which is not based on purely ecclesiastical differences.

Stars Elizabeth Spriggs as Mrs Oliphant, Charlotte Attenborough as Phoebe, Junior and Peter Jeffrey as Mr May.

Dramatised from Margaret Oliphant's 1876 novel by Elizabeth Proud.

Producer: Sue Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1994.


THU 11:00 Opening Lines (b00d4f0n)
Series 10

Pink or Blue

Series showcasing cutting-edge contemporary writing.

In Elizabeth Wells's story, gender stereotyping and dysfunctional families are seen through a teenager's eyes in small-town Canada.

Read by Maggie Blake.


THU 11:15 Jennifer Curry - The Man on the Green Bicycle (b007644w)
The remarkable love affair between the famous translator of Oriental poetry, Arthur Waley, and Alison Grant is reflected in this tribute to their extraordinary relationship which spanned many years - and finally culminated in marriage shortly before his death in 1966.

Jennifer Curry's drama based on real events.

Stars Ronald Pickup as Arthur Waley, Maureen O'Brien as Alison Grant, Carolyn Jones as Beryl, Helen Longworth as the Student, Roy Lonnen as Hugh and Ewan Bailey as John.

Producer: Cherry Cookson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.


THU 12:00 The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter (b007jykd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 Radio Active (b007k2hv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 Dixon of Dock Green (b0133g6t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 Banishing Eve (b00rl4kn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 Kate Grenville - The Secret River (b00njcrc)
It is Just Like Mine

William and the Aboriginals struggle on for ownership of the Hawksbury river banks. Read by Ron Cook.


THU 14:15 In Search of Ourselves: A History of Psychology and the Mind (b0435kkj)
Man, Machine and Memory

In the 1950s, mathematician and Bletchley Park code breaker Alan Turing envisaged a sophisticated computer whose mechanical generation of responses would be indistinguishable from that of a human.

In this programme Martin Sixsmith looks at the way this metaphor of human cognition has informed research into memory and perception.

He considers the work of the 1930s Cambridge psychologist Frederic Bartlett and the American memory specialist George Miller. He talks to Alan Baddeley who with Graham Hitch developed a new theory of working memory, and to Peter Thompson of the University of York about the way our brains perceive and process information - sometimes failing to spot the most obvious.

Producer: Sara Parker
A Falling Tree Production for BBC Radio 4.


THU 14:30 AS Byatt - The Frederica Quartet (b007jsh1)
The Virgin in the Garden, Part 4/8

Stephanie and Daniel declare their feelings for each other but her father reacts badly.

The Virgin in the Garden is the first of four AS Byatt novel adaptations chronicling the lives of the Potter family, set against the social and political landscape of England of 1953-1970.

Young Frederica …. Hannah Watkins
Daniel …. Shaun Dooley
Bill …. Geoffrey Whitehead
Winifred …. Barbara Flynn
Stephanie …. Helen Longworth

All four novels dramatised in 30 parts by John Harvey.

Producer: Mary Peate.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2002.


THU 14:45 Book of the Week (b011vh4m)
James Joyce - A Biography

Episode 4

"Living In Ireland had lost all meaning for Joyce; and the lure of 'exile' began to possess him. But if he was to elope with Nora he would need to secure an income, and would Nora go with him? Fortunately, she was as captivated by him as he was by her..."

Our five part reading of this voluminous account looks at Joyce's years spent in Europe, when he held down menial jobs, caroused a lot, experienced the ups and downs of married life, but still managed to produce works of literature that stand the test of time.

4. It's February 1914, Joyce is 32. Tensions in Trieste increase with the prospect of war. Exile now means Zurich, a haven for writers and artists and gossip. Jung is there, so is Lenin, but Joyce wants
to focus on writing Ulysses.


THU 15:00 Margaret Oliphant - Phoebe Junior (b03m7vk2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 The Food Quiz (b07db8j5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


THU 16:30 Artists (b00y9453)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


THU 17:00 PG Wodehouse - Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves (b007jqjc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 17:30 Paul Sinha's History Revision (b07c4tq7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 18:00 Edgar Allan Poe (b007jpt5)
The Fall of the House of Usher

Episode 1

What power does the family's ancestral home hold over Roderick and Madeline Usher?

A man's descent into madness seems bound to the house of his ancestors.

First published in 1839, Edgar Allan Poe's gothic horror story in two parts.

Read by Sean Barrett.

Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in September 2003.


THU 18:30 Great Lives (b007728l)
Series 11

Albert Einstein

Time Magazine called him The Man of the Century and others have said he was 'the greatest Jew since Jesus'. His theories still make our brains spin, but what was Einstein like as a person? TV science presenter Professor Kathy Sykes discusses the archetypal crazy genius with Matthew Parris and Einstein's biographer, John Gribbin.


THU 19:00 The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter (b007jykd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 Radio Active (b007k2hv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 Dixon of Dock Green (b0133g6t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 Banishing Eve (b00rl4kn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 Opening Lines (b00d4f0n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


THU 21:15 Jennifer Curry - The Man on the Green Bicycle (b007644w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


THU 22:00 Paul Sinha's History Revision (b07c4tq7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section (b045bqt6)
Series 3

Cariad Lloyd and Gwyneth Herbert

Alex Horne and his five-piece band tackle the theme of the Tudors versus The Vikings featuring a battle, a huge motivational song and a prequel to Barry Manilow's Copacabana.

Special guest comedian: Cariad Lloyd.

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

With singer Gwyneth Herbert.

Producer: Charlie Perkins.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2014.


THU 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b021zvz3)
For two hours, seven nights a week, the Comedy Club offers the best laughs. Plus tonight, Tom Wrigglesworth chats again to Amy Howerska.


THU 23:00 Old Harry's Game (b00bf9z0)
Series 4

Beautiful England

As Satan sets out to prove England is the worst nation, Scumspawn tackles a lager lout. Satanic sitcom stars Andy Hamilton. From April 2001.


THU 23:30 Hardeep at The Stand (b017pj3t)
Series 1

Episode 6

6/6
This week we hear a very familiar voice in a very familiar setting, it's Scotland's number one stand up comedian Fred MacAulay - that man simply has funny bones. Hardeep chats with Sarah Millican about her "catastrophic" career, there's a bit of stand up from the amazing Neil Delamere and some jokes about wonky teeth and texting from Ireland's titter merchant Colm O'Regan.


THU 23:45 Knocker (b008g2dm)
Confidentialitydence

Experimental kitchen wipes sorely test market researcher Ian Dunn. Stars Neil Edmond and Paula Wilcox. From December 2007.



FRIDAY 03 JUNE 2016

FRI 00:00 Edgar Allan Poe (b007jpt5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 Great Lives (b007728l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 Dixon of Dock Green (b0133g6t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 Banishing Eve (b00rl4kn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 Kate Grenville - The Secret River (b00njcrc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:15 In Search of Ourselves: A History of Psychology and the Mind (b0435kkj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 AS Byatt - The Frederica Quartet (b007jsh1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:45 Book of the Week (b011vh4m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 Margaret Oliphant - Phoebe Junior (b03m7vk2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 The Food Quiz (b07db8j5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:30 Artists (b00y9453)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 PG Wodehouse - Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves (b007jqjc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 Paul Sinha's History Revision (b07c4tq7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 Dixon of Dock Green (b0133ldd)
Series 1

Roaring Boy

Mary and Andy have some exciting news for George, but he's nowhere to be found - and on the other side of Dock Green, a desperate young man with a gun is on the run.

Radio revival of BBC TV's famous copper starring David Calder as PC George Dixon and David Tennant as Andy Crawford.

Dixon of Dock Green's roots go back to 1950 film drama 'The Blue Lamp', which ended with Dixon being shot dead. However, Warner's role was resurrected for the BBC TV series running from 1955 to 1976.

PC George Dixon ...... David Calder
PC Andy Crawford ...... David Tennant
Mary Dixon ...... Charlie Brooks
Doug Beale ...... Carl Prekopp
Diana Johnson ...... Hayley Docherty

Written by Ted Willis. Dramatised from his TV screenplay by Sue Rodwell.

Produced in Bristol by Viv Beeby and Jeremy Howe.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2005.


FRI 06:30 The Ambassador's Reception (b00rv5dc)
"Being thrown out of the US embassy in Ankara with Arthur Miller - a voluntary exile - was one of the proudest moments of my life."

In March 1985 Harold Pinter and American playwright Arthur Miller took a trip to Turkey that culminated in their being thrown out of the American Ambassador's dinner party held in Arthur Miller's honour. They were not in Turkey for a play or a literary event but to draw attention to the ruthless limits being set on freedom of expression in Turkey at that time, and the many writers languishing in prison.

"Mr. Pinter, you don't seem to understand the realities of the situation here. Don't forget, the Russians are just over the border. You have to bear in mind the political reality, the diplomatic reality, the military reality."

Writer and journalist Maureen Freely retraces their footsteps and takes us on a journey across Istanbul into the homes and meeting places of the Turkish literati who in the 1980s were oppressed, imprisoned and tortured for their opinions. Until then the world had turned a blind eye to their plight. Did Pinter and Miller's trip draw attention to a regime that was cruelly persecuting its people or were hopes raised only to be quashed again with the realisation that military strategy was more important to the world than human rights?

Evoking images of country full of promise yet stunted by doubt and distrust Maureen hears from painters, writers, and publishers - those who remember the trip vividly, those who were locked up for speaking their mind, and the new generation of authors. She finds out whether Turkey is a better, safer and freer place to be a writer today than it was in the spring of 1985 or whether having an opinion that deviates from the official line remains a dangerous path to tread.

Producer: Gemma Newby

An All Out production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2010.


FRI 07:00 Crowned Hudds (b00psrfz)
Fourth Wedding and Some Funerals

Poking fun at King Henry VIII, it's Roy Hudd's historical royal romp, with June Whitfield and Chris Emmett. From August 1995.


FRI 07:30 Spotlight Tonight with Nish Kumar (b07ctlnq)
Pilot

We all like to think we know about the news and yet, whilst jokes about George Osborne's new haircut are all well and good, do you still have that nagging suspicion there's important things going on beneath the headlines you'd like to know about?

Well, help is at hand! Nish Kumar is here to cast his spotlight on the week's most talked about news items, taking an in-depth look at the biggest stories from the past seven days to scrutinise what's actually going on beneath the bluster.

In tonight's show, Nish gets to grip with the EU and the scaremongering coming from both sides, press regulation in light of Paddling Pool-gate, and the seemingly impenetrable TTIP. Meanwhile, intrepid reporter Diane Steer puts the Remain campaign's predictions to the test.

Starring Nish Kumar, Kieran Hodgson, Cariad Lloyd, and Freya Parker.

Written by Liam Beirne, Sarah Campbell, Max Davis, Gabby Hutchinson-Crouch, Nish Kumar, and Tom Neenan.

The research producer was Rachel Wheeley.

The production coordinator was Sophie Richardson.

It was produced by Matt Stronge and was a BBC Studios Production.


FRI 08:00 Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (b007jrx4)
Storm in a Tea Chest

Bob and Terry take a trip down memory lane.

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

With Robert Gillespie.

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 (b009qwz0)
Series 7

Wings Over Dagenham

Move aside Orville and Wilbur, Neddie Seagoon is the pioneer aviator.

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 George Chisholm, 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 We've Been Here Before (b00fy1g5)
Series 2

Episode 2

Clive Anderson hosts the panel show that pokes fun at events of the past.

The topical historical satirical panel show setting out to prove that there's nothing new under, or in, The Sun.

Gyles Brandreth and Natalie Haynes battle it out against John O'Farrell and Richard Herring.

Producer: Ed Morrish

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2004.


FRI 09:30 The Attractive Young Rabbi (b007jwbj)
Series 1

The TV Stars

Rabbi Su is set to appear on TV, but Rabbi Abraham is not impressed - or so it seems.

The first of three series of Barry Grossman’s comedy-drama about the collision between the old and the new in the Jewish community of Hillfield.

Starring David De Keyser as Rabbi Abraham Fine. Tracy-Ann Oberman as Rabbi Su Jacobs, Doreen Mantle as Sadie Fine, Henry Goodman as Melvin, Jonathan Kydd as Brian, Sheila Steafel as Sue's Mum, Peter Landi as Gareth Broughton and Rebecca Gethings as Fiona Collins.

Music: Max Harris.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1999.


FRI 10:00 Margaret Oliphant - Phoebe Junior (b03m7vkc)
A Guilty Bit of Paper

In the final episode of her Carlingford Chronicles, Mrs Oliphant recounts how Mr May, beset on all sides by debt, is swept towards the conclusion of his deceitful action.

Amongst the close little coterie of lovers, there is a surprise and a disappointment.

Stars Elizabeth Spriggs as Mrs Oliphant, Charlotte Attenborough as Phoebe, Junior, Peter Jeffrey as Mr May and Timothy West as Mr Copperhead.

Dramatised from Margaret Oliphant's 1876 novel by Elizabeth Proud.

Producer: Sue Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1994.


FRI 11:00 Alex Shearer - Play Chopsticks for Me (b04d0kl3)
The Great Stromberg is a great piano teacher, but his student begins to suspect that he may be a fraud. Read by Jonathan Keeble.


FRI 11:15 Sue Teddern - Picking Up the Pieces (b0076dyr)
Emma's husband was killed after intervening in a burglary. Back at work, her friends have no idea what to say so she finds herself feeling increasingly lonely.

By chance, she meets the uncle of one of her husband's killers, and an unlikely friendship develops.

Sue Teddern's drama stars Nicola Stephenson as Emma, Shaun Dingwall as Ross, Clare Corbett as Clare, Laura Doddington as Ken, Priyanga Elan as Mina and Andrew Harrison as Ian.

Director: Mary Peate

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2003.


FRI 12:00 Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (b007jrx4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 The Goon Show (b009qwz0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 Dixon of Dock Green (b0133ldd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 The Ambassador's Reception (b00rv5dc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 Kate Grenville - The Secret River (b00njx8d)
A New Emptiness

William Thornhill makes his choice, but will he reap his reward? Ron Cook reads the hard-hitting conclusion.


FRI 14:15 In Search of Ourselves: A History of Psychology and the Mind (b04368f7)
A Problem of Consciousness

In this programme, Martin Sixsmith examines the 'hard problem' of consciousness and the work of psychologists such as Susan Blackmore who believe it is 'just an illusion'.

He asks what drives us to think and act as we do, and questions the role of freewill and morality. He discovers how emotions affect our cognitive functions and examines the importance of insight, including Gestalt psychologist Wolfgang Kohler's work with chimpanzees.

He looks at Nobel prize winner Daniel Kahneman's 'thinking fast and thinking slow' model and the impact decision making has not only on individuals but also for the success of the economy and society.

Produced by Sara Parker
Series consultant, Professor Daniel Pick, Birkbeck, University of London.
A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4.


FRI 14:30 AS Byatt - The Frederica Quartet (b007jshd)
The Virgin in the Garden, Part 5/8

In the year of Queen Elizabeth's coronation, Bill Potter has difficulty in accepting his daughter Stephanie's desire to marry the local curate, Daniel Orton

The Virgin in the Garden is the first of four AS Byatt novel adaptations chronicling the lives of the Potter family, set against the social and political landscape of England of 1953-1970.

Older Frederica …. Rosemary Leach
Young Frederica …. Hannah Watkins
Bill …. Geoffrey Whitehead
Winifred …. Barbara Flynn
Stephanie …. Helen Longworth
Daniel …. Shaun Dooley
Mrs. Thone …. Sandra Clark
Alexander …. Adam Kotz
Mrs. Orton …. Bridget Turner

All four novels dramatised in 30 parts by John Harvey.

Producer: Mary Peate.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2002.


FRI 14:45 Book of the Week (b011vhsg)
James Joyce - A Biography

Episode 5

"Living In Ireland had lost all meaning for Joyce; and the lure of 'exile' began to possess him. But if he was to elope with Nora he would need to secure an income, and would Nora go with him? Fortunately, she was as captivated by him as he was by her..."

Our five part reading of this voluminous account looks at Joyce's years spent in Europe, when he held down menial jobs, caroused a lot, experienced the ups and downs of married life, but still managed to produce works of literature that have stood the test of time.

5. To Trieste, then later to Paris, and by 1919 it's the efforts of some determined women, Margaret Anderson, Harriet Weaver and Sylvia Beach, who help Joyce in the publication of Ulysses.


FRI 15:00 Margaret Oliphant - Phoebe Junior (b03m7vkc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 We've Been Here Before (b00fy1g5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


FRI 16:30 The Attractive Young Rabbi (b007jwbj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


FRI 17:00 Crowned Hudds (b00psrfz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 17:30 Spotlight Tonight with Nish Kumar (b07ctlnq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 18:00 Edgar Allan Poe (b007jsry)
The Fall of the House of Usher

Episode 2

As his behaviour starts to change, Roderick Usher reveals his terrible secret...

A man's descent into madness seems bound to the house of his ancestors.

Edgar Allan Poe's classic gothic horror story, first published in 1839.

Concluded by Sean Barrett.

Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in September 2003.


FRI 18:30 Soul Music (b00mr2wr)
Series 8

You've Got a Friend

Series exploring famous pieces of music and their emotional appeal.

Written by Carole King and made famous by James Taylor, You've Got a Friend won a Grammy Award in 1971. In this programme people tell how this song has affected their life.

Contributors
Carole King
Nick Barraclough
Marcella Erskine
Estelle Williams
Karen Garner
James Taylor

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2009.


FRI 19:00 Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (b007jrx4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 The Goon Show (b009qwz0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 Dixon of Dock Green (b0133ldd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 The Ambassador's Reception (b00rv5dc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Alex Shearer - Play Chopsticks for Me (b04d0kl3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 21:15 Sue Teddern - Picking Up the Pieces (b0076dyr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


FRI 22:00 Spotlight Tonight with Nish Kumar (b07ctlnq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 Armando Iannucci (b007jzbt)
Series 2

Episode 1

From world religious strife to greeting cards and crank calls.

Armando lannucci hosts wry comical discussion, sketches and music.

With Rebecca Front, David Schneider and Richard Herring.

Written by Armando Iannucci, Peter Baynham, Richard Herring, Stewart Lee and Ben Moor.

Producer: Sarah Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 1 in March 1994.


FRI 23:25 The Comedy Club Interviews (b07gdbgz)
For two hours, seven nights a week, the Comedy Club offers the best laughs. Plus Arthur Smith chats to Deborah Frances-White.


FRI 23:30 The Consultants (b0076pm3)
Series 2

Episode 2

The Consultants are facing legal problems after Jack and Jill's accident at work and the unfortunate demise of Dr Foster during an activity weekend in The Cotswolds.

There's also a chance to re-remember their recently destroyed war serial "we dive to serve".

The Consultants are Neil Edmond, Justin Edwards and James Rawlings.

Producer: Will Saunders

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2003.




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

2000 Years of Radio 23:00 WED (b007jnh4)

A Good Read 18:30 MON (b007675y)

A Good Read 00:30 TUE (b007675y)

A Woman's World 07:15 SUN (b00wrbs1)

A Woman's World 14:15 SUN (b00wrbs1)

A Woman's World 02:15 MON (b00wrbs1)

AS Byatt - The Frederica Quartet 14:30 MON (b007jsfz)

AS Byatt - The Frederica Quartet 02:30 TUE (b007jsfz)

AS Byatt - The Frederica Quartet 14:30 TUE (b007jsgc)

AS Byatt - The Frederica Quartet 02:30 WED (b007jsgc)

AS Byatt - The Frederica Quartet 14:30 WED (b007jsgn)

AS Byatt - The Frederica Quartet 02:30 THU (b007jsgn)

AS Byatt - The Frederica Quartet 14:30 THU (b007jsh1)

AS Byatt - The Frederica Quartet 02:30 FRI (b007jsh1)

AS Byatt - The Frederica Quartet 14:30 FRI (b007jshd)

Aarathi Prasad - In the Bonesetter's Waiting Room: Omnibus 09:00 SUN (b07d3bj4)

Aarathi Prasad - In the Bonesetter's Waiting Room: Omnibus 19:45 SUN (b07d3bj4)

Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section 22:30 THU (b045bqt6)

Alex Shearer - Play Chopsticks for Me 11:00 FRI (b04d0kl3)

Alex Shearer - Play Chopsticks for Me 21:00 FRI (b04d0kl3)

Andy Rashleigh - Be Prepared 11:15 WED (b0076m8m)

Andy Rashleigh - Be Prepared 21:15 WED (b0076m8m)

Archive on 4 08:00 SAT (b06vg1ph)

Archive on 4 15:00 SAT (b06vg1ph)

Archive on 4 03:00 SUN (b06vg1ph)

Armando Iannucci - Facts And Fancies 22:30 SAT (b007jrmj)

Armando Iannucci 22:30 FRI (b007jzbt)

Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City (Omnibus) 13:00 SAT (b07d2vlz)

Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City (Omnibus) 01:00 SUN (b07d2vlz)

Artists 09:30 THU (b00y9453)

Artists 16:30 THU (b00y9453)

Artists 04:30 FRI (b00y9453)

Ayres on the Air 16:30 TUE (b01ms34r)

Ayres on the Air 04:30 WED (b01ms34r)

Banishing Eve 06:30 WED (b00rd4f1)

Banishing Eve 13:30 WED (b00rd4f1)

Banishing Eve 20:30 WED (b00rd4f1)

Banishing Eve 01:30 THU (b00rd4f1)

Banishing Eve 06:30 THU (b00rl4kn)

Banishing Eve 13:30 THU (b00rl4kn)

Banishing Eve 20:30 THU (b00rl4kn)

Banishing Eve 01:30 FRI (b00rl4kn)

Births, Deaths and Marriages 23:30 SUN (b01jrqr1)

Book of the Week 14:45 MON (b011tz8h)

Book of the Week 02:45 TUE (b011tz8h)

Book of the Week 14:45 TUE (b011v1bb)

Book of the Week 02:45 WED (b011v1bb)

Book of the Week 14:45 WED (b011vg8x)

Book of the Week 02:45 THU (b011vg8x)

Book of the Week 14:45 THU (b011vh4m)

Book of the Week 02:45 FRI (b011vh4m)

Book of the Week 14:45 FRI (b011vhsg)

Capturing America: Mark Lawson's History of Modern American Literature 07:30 SAT (b00rfhzx)

Capturing America: Mark Lawson's History of Modern American Literature 17:30 SAT (b00rfhzx)

Capturing America: Mark Lawson's History of Modern American Literature 05:30 SUN (b00rfhzx)

Change at Oglethorpe 09:30 WED (b007k0mg)

Change at Oglethorpe 16:30 WED (b007k0mg)

Change at Oglethorpe 04:30 THU (b007k0mg)

Charles Parker Prize 12:00 SAT (b07d2vfx)

Could Do Better 14:45 SAT (b03p85pm)

Could Do Better 02:45 SUN (b03p85pm)

Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! 07:30 SUN (b01cjwv9)

Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! 17:30 SUN (b01cjwv9)

Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! 22:00 SUN (b01cjwv9)

Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! 05:30 MON (b01cjwv9)

Counterpoint 16:00 TUE (b00drrzf)

Counterpoint 04:00 WED (b00drrzf)

Crowned Hudds 05:00 SAT (b00plhpx)

Crowned Hudds 07:00 FRI (b00psrfz)

Crowned Hudds 17:00 FRI (b00psrfz)

Dave Sheasby - Five Summers and Johnny Onion 10:00 MON (b00vzz1p)

Dave Sheasby - Five Summers and Johnny Onion 15:00 MON (b00vzz1p)

Dave Sheasby - Five Summers and Johnny Onion 03:00 TUE (b00vzz1p)

Dixon of Dock Green 01:00 SAT (b012yv9b)

Dixon of Dock Green 06:00 MON (b013216n)

Dixon of Dock Green 13:00 MON (b013216n)

Dixon of Dock Green 20:00 MON (b013216n)

Dixon of Dock Green 01:00 TUE (b013216n)

Dixon of Dock Green 06:00 TUE (b0133pl2)

Dixon of Dock Green 13:00 TUE (b0133pl2)

Dixon of Dock Green 20:00 TUE (b0133pl2)

Dixon of Dock Green 01:00 WED (b0133pl2)

Dixon of Dock Green 06:00 WED (b0132tjy)

Dixon of Dock Green 13:00 WED (b0132tjy)

Dixon of Dock Green 20:00 WED (b0132tjy)

Dixon of Dock Green 01:00 THU (b0132tjy)

Dixon of Dock Green 06:00 THU (b0133g6t)

Dixon of Dock Green 13:00 THU (b0133g6t)

Dixon of Dock Green 20:00 THU (b0133g6t)

Dixon of Dock Green 01:00 FRI (b0133g6t)

Dixon of Dock Green 06:00 FRI (b0133ldd)

Dixon of Dock Green 13:00 FRI (b0133ldd)

Dixon of Dock Green 20:00 FRI (b0133ldd)

Doctor Who 09:00 SAT (b0076jh7)

Doctor Who 18:00 SAT (b07d3137)

Doctor Who 19:00 SAT (b0076jh7)

Doctor Who 00:00 SUN (b07d3137)

Doctor in the House 08:30 SUN (b007mwkh)

Doctor in the House 12:30 SUN (b007mwkh)

Dostoyevsky - The Brothers Karamazov 03:00 SAT (b00yc3jw)

Drama 11:15 MON (b011jvyz)

Drama 21:15 MON (b011jvyz)

Drama 11:15 TUE (b011p7t0)

Drama 21:15 TUE (b011p7t0)

Edgar Allan Poe 18:00 THU (b007jpt5)

Edgar Allan Poe 00:00 FRI (b007jpt5)

Edgar Allan Poe 18:00 FRI (b007jsry)

Elephants to Catch Eels 07:00 MON (b007r4mg)

Elephants to Catch Eels 17:00 MON (b007r4mg)

Elephants to Catch Eels 05:00 TUE (b007r4mg)

Everyone Quite Likes Justin 23:30 SAT (b01292g0)

Fay Weldon Stories 15:45 SUN (b007jztv)

Fay Weldon Stories 03:45 MON (b007jztv)

Frankly Speaking 14:15 SAT (b07d2z3f)

Frankly Speaking 02:15 SUN (b07d2z3f)

Great Lives 18:30 THU (b007728l)

Great Lives 00:30 FRI (b007728l)

Guy Browning's Small Talk 23:15 WED (b0076n25)

Hardeep at The Stand 23:30 THU (b017pj3t)

He Belonged to Glasgow - The Will Fyffe Story 01:30 SAT (b00vky75)

Heidi Amsinck - Copenhagen Confidential 11:00 MON (b01j2ld7)

Heidi Amsinck - Copenhagen Confidential 21:00 MON (b01j2ld7)

Heresy 07:30 WED (b07c2t5p)

Heresy 17:30 WED (b07c2t5p)

Heresy 22:00 WED (b07c2t5p)

Heresy 05:30 THU (b07c2t5p)

How the Rest Got Home 06:30 MON (b00sjngj)

How the Rest Got Home 13:30 MON (b00sjngj)

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Kevin Eldon Will See You Now 22:30 MON (b01m0pqk)

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