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SATURDAY 04 JUNE 2016

SAT 00:00 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.


SAT 00:30 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.


SAT 01:00 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.


SAT 01:30 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.


SAT 02:00 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.


SAT 02:15 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.


SAT 02:30 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.


SAT 02:45 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.


SAT 03:00 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.


SAT 04:00 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.


SAT 04:30 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.


SAT 05:00 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.


SAT 05:30 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.


SAT 06:00 Terence Rattigan - The Winslow Boy (b0129678)
"It is easy to do justice - very hard to do right".

Let Right Be Done - is the the theme of this drama by Terence Rattigan - set just before the First World War.

A father battles to prove the innocence of his son, accused of stealing a postal order at his Edwardian naval college.

His stubborn quest sparks reverberations at the House of Commons.

Arthur Winslow ...... Michael Aldridge
Grace Winslow ...... Pauline Letts
Catherine Winslow ...... Sarah Badel
Dickie Winslow ...... Michael Maloney
Ronnie Winslow ...... John McAndrew
Violet ...... Peggy Page
Attorney-General ...... Nicholas Courtney
John Watherstone ...... David Timson
Miss Barnes ...... Margaret Robertson
Mrs Beggs ...... Gladys Spencer
Desmond Curry ...... Michael Spice
Herbert Ridgeley-Pearce ...... John Rye
1st Lord of the Admiralty ...... Patrick Barr
Sir Robert Morton ...... Aubrey Woods

Adapted from Terence Rattigan's stage and TV scripts and directed by Ian Cotterell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1981.


SAT 07:30 Capturing America: Mark Lawson's History of Modern American Literature (b00rp1w6)
Goodbye Soldiers, Hello Everyone

Mark Lawson completes his tour of modern American literature with a story of departures and arrivals and the cultural pressures which writers face in the 21st century.

The great post-Second World War generation of authors - Norman Mailer, John Updike, Joseph Heller, Kurt Vonnegut Jr - and their surviving contemporaries such as Gore Vidal and Philip Roth often expressed gloom about the future of serious novels and plays, fearing they would be pushed out by a pressure towards more commercial and personal stories.

The rise of "confessional writing" - from the poetry of Sylvia Plath and others in the 60s to the modern "misery memoir" - has seemed to call into question the validity of imagination and invention. Lawson argues that an underlying change in the status of the literary novel is epitomised by the fact that wheareas in the 1960s John Updike was featured on the cover of Time magazine, more recently it was Dan Brown.

However a new wave of so-called "hyphenated"' writers - Indian-American, Korean-American, Dominican-American - has been renewing U.S libraries in the way they always had been: through immigration.

Taking final stock Mark Lawson reflects on whether American Literature has reached a full stop or perhaps achieved a new dash. He talks to authors including John Ashbery, Rita Dove, Chang-rae Lee, Junot Diaz, Lorrie Moore, Walter Mosley and James Patterson.


SAT 08:00 Archive on 4 (b00771nw)
The Edwards Archive

Twenty-five years ago, film-maker John Edwards interviewed 50 of the surviving cameramen who had worked for the cinema newsreel companies in America and Europe. His recordings were lost and recovered only recently.

The story of the newsreel, from the Lindbergh take-off to the Apollo splash-downs, can now be told in the voices of the men who filmed history.


SAT 09:00 Not The World Cup in Brazil (b0499kgw)
The media is full of stories about Premiership footballers, the highest earners who command attention on and off the field.

But for most players and fans, football isn't about glamour. It's the stuff of everyday life.

Like the supporter who has seen his team play every match, home and away for 40 years and the 75 year old who loves the game so much he still ventures out in all weathers three times a week just to score a goal. These people are the beating heart and soul of football, the men and women who are often forgotten as the media keeps its focus on the top players and clubs.

The 6 Music DJ Steve Lamacq co-presents the programme. As a lifelong Colchester United supporter he knows only too well the hardships football can bring, a cycle that regularly breaks the hearts of its loyal band of fans. Inexpert analysis comes from the comedian and football sceptic Robin Ince. Can Steve persuade Robin that football should become part of his life?

The programme features the best from the BBC archives, including John Motson. He takes a wry look at Ample Arthur Cartwright, a player whose career was blighted by a love of palaeontology while The Likely Lads Bob and Terry spend a desperate day trying to avoid hearing the result of a game until the highlights are shown on TV later in the evening.

We follow the fortunes of a parks team, hear from the woman who regularly turned out for all male sides and travel to Robben Island in South Africa to meet the men who used football as a way of fighting apartheid.

Not The World Cup In Brazil, which was made in 2014, is a millionaire player and club owner free zone and hears from the ordinary people who believe football is a sport not a balance sheet.


SAT 12:00 Desert Island Discs (b00827lh)
Ronnie Corbett

Kirsty Young's castaway this week is an entertainer so central to British popular culture he can be identified by the outline of his glasses alone - Ronnie Corbett. For more than 50 years, from late night reviews to prime-time sit-coms, his comic talents have made us laugh and made us love him; a nattily turned out national treasure with a quick wit and a ready smile.

His success is due, of course, to his own ability but also to two enduring and remarkable partnerships. Along with Ronnie Barker, he formed one of the great TV duos of all time whilst his 40-year marriage to his wife Ann saw her abandon her flourishing entertainment career to sustain him through the vicissitudes of fame and family life. Ronnie Corbett looks back over his life and career, from his days in review at Danny La Rue's club to his last ever programme with Ronnie Barker - a moment that brought them both to tears.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Favourite track: Music Maestro Please by Ann Hart
Book: Untold Stories by Alan Bennett
Luxury: A hammock.


SAT 12:45 Josie Long: All of the Planet's Wonders (b00hqhzh)
The Enlightenment

Josie explores the history of collecting things and discovers the Enlightenment.

She tries to defy her student past, by becoming more scientific and takes controversial anatomist Professor Gunther von Hagens to task for being a "demon with ready access to plasticine".

With Maeve Higgins, Henning Wehn and Daniel Harkin.

Producer Colin Anderson

First broadcast BBC Radio 4 in February 2009.


SAT 13:00 44 Scotland Street (Omnibus) (b07djq6y)
Edinburgh for Pretenders (Omnibus)

Portrait painter, Angus Lordie, observes the goings on of his neighbours and friends in and around 44 Scotland Street. Seven year-old Bertie Pollok has 'issues' when his domineering mother Irene organises his social life. And Irene has issues when her husband Stuart offers to take Bertie to Glasgow of all places. Local café owner Big Lou has a new love in her life whose politics hark back to the Jacobite days. And then there's Domenica - an anthropologist - trying to write a report on her most recent adventure exploring the lives of modern day pirates. An encounter with a gangster, a suspected kidnapping and the possibility of a new political leader ensure life for Scotland Street's residents is never uneventful.

Alexander McCall Smith dramatises stories from his bestselling series, 44 Scotland Street, which continues to delight readers around the world.

Angus Lordie ...... Crawford Logan
Domenica ...... Carol Ann Crawford
Irene ...... Emma Currie
Bertie ...... Simon Kerr
Stuart ...... David Jackson Young
Big Lou ...... Anita Vettesse

Producer/director: David Ian Neville

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2016.


SAT 14:10 Inheritance Tracks (b07djq70)
Don McLean

Singer-songwriter Don McLean chooses 'White Christmas' by Bing Crosby and 'Don't Be Cruel' by Elvis Presley.


SAT 14:15 Sentimental Journey (b0076z1t)
Germaine Greer

Arthur Smith accompanies academic, writer and critic Germaine Greer to southern Italy, where she spent the summer of 1967.

Producer: Vibeke Venema

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2006.


SAT 14:45 Could Do Better (b03q5fw6)
Dame Edna Everage

Robert Booth has a quiet word with international megastar housewife Dame Edna Everage about her school reports. From December 1998.


SAT 15:00 Archive on 4 (b00771nw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SAT 16:00 Terence Rattigan - The Winslow Boy (b0129678)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 Capturing America: Mark Lawson's History of Modern American Literature (b00rp1w6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SAT 18:00 Doctor Who (b07djrkw)
The Crimes of Thomas Brewster

Episode 2

The Doctor discovers why his imposter has been shipping arms and unsuspecting people to a distant planet.

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: Nicholas Briggs.

A Big Finish production.


SAT 19:00 Not The World Cup in Brazil (b0499kgw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 Tom Wrigglesworth's Hang-Ups (b03gg7n7)
Series 1

Problems with a Package

Tom's parents are in Tenerife but that doesn't stop Tom making his weekly call. Tom lives to regret persuading them to explore more than just the hotel whilst they're on holiday.

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.

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.

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

Producer: Katie Tyrrell.


SAT 22:30 Josie Long: All of the Planet's Wonders (b00hqhzh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:45 today]


SAT 22:45 Ida Barr: Artificial Hip Hop (b00vcq95)
Transparency

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 "Transparency".

Written by and starring Christopher Green as Ida Barr.

Producer: Claire Grove

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2010.


SAT 23:00 Masala FM (b007jz5q)
Episode 5

When the Asian radio station's boss gets religion, the on-air result is far from heavenly.

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 October 1996.


SAT 23:30 Everyone Quite Likes Justin (b012fqnb)
Series 1

Episode 3

An untimely death causes a lifestyle rethink for the Manchester DJ.

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
Bernard Wrigley ..... Sven
Christine Bottomley ..... Lisa
Jim Poyser ..... Vicar
Justin Moorhouse ..... Justin
Lloyd Langford ..... Bryn
Paul Copley ..... Ray
Rachel Austin ..... Receptionist
Susan Cookson ..... Tanya

Producer ..... Steven Canny

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2011.



SUNDAY 05 JUNE 2016

SUN 00:00 Doctor Who (b07djrkw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 44 Scotland Street (Omnibus) (b07djq6y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:10 Inheritance Tracks (b07djq70)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:10 on Saturday]


SUN 02:15 Sentimental Journey (b0076z1t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Saturday]


SUN 02:45 Could Do Better (b03q5fw6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Saturday]


SUN 03:00 Archive on 4 (b00771nw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 Terence Rattigan - The Winslow Boy (b0129678)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 Capturing America: Mark Lawson's History of Modern American Literature (b00rp1w6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 AS Byatt - The Frederica Quartet (Omnibus) (b07djzlh)
The Virgin in the Garden

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).

The first omnibus of The Virgin in the Garden (episode 1 to 5/8).

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

Dramatised by John Harvey.

Producer: Mary Peate.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2002.


SUN 07:10 Inheritance Tracks (b05pmn0k)
Nick Hornby

Author of High Fidelity, Nick Hornby chooses 'Ring of Fire' by Johnny Cash and James Brown's '(Do the) Mashed Potatoes'.


SUN 07:15 Robb Wilton: I Should Say So (b038lcxf)
Series 2

The Telephone

Michael Williams stars as 1940s comic Robb Wilton, had he been around in 1986. The eternal pessimist muses about telephony. From April 1988.


SUN 07:30 Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! (b01cw5nl)
Series 7

Arthurish

Arthur sets off to run an ill friend's bar in Spain. To make life easier, for him and everyone else, he attempts to invent his own language. Now, if only he can navigate the airport and get to Spain.

Count Arthur Strong - 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 Entertainment production for BBC Radio 4.


SUN 08:00 Ray's a Laugh (b07djzlk)
From 31/10/1958

Ted's feeling insecure. Maybe body building will increase his self-esteem?

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 (b007jtg8)
To Pass or Not to Pass

It's nerves and pints all round, as the St Swithin's medics sit their final exams.

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 Dennis Ramsden as the Dean.

Special guest star: Irene Handl as Mrs Clark.

Producer: David Hatch

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1968.


SUN 09:00 Love From Boy: Roald Dahl's Letters to His Mother (Omnibus) (b07djzlm)
"Dear Mama" he always began...

Spanning decades, a collection of author Roald Dahl's letters to his mother, Sofie Magdalene.

At Repton School in the 1930's he reported back on jolly japes, and asked 'Mama' to ask his sister to feed his mouse.

Omnibus of five parts.

Collected by Donald Sturrock and abridged by Katrin Williams.

Read by: Rory Kinnear and Donald Sturrock

Producer: Duncan Minshull.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2016.


SUN 10:10 Inheritance Tracks (b07djzlp)
Olivia Newton-John

Singer Olivia Newton-John chooses 'Anyone Who Had a Heart' by Dionne Warwick and her own song 'Gaia'.


SUN 10:15 World Book Club (b07djzlr)
Mohsin Hamid - The Reluctant Fundamentalist

4 Extra Debut. Mohsin Hamid talks to Harriett Gilbert about his gripping novel tackling complex issues with sympathy and balance. From 2007.


SUN 11:15 The Moth Radio Hour (b07djzlt)
Series 3

Moth GrandSLAMs - Life and Death

True stories told live in the USA: Jenifer Hixson introduces tales about a journey, love and war, being nervous and tragedy.

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 (b07djzlk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 12:30 Doctor in the House (b007jtg8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 13:00 AS Byatt - The Frederica Quartet (Omnibus) (b07djzlh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SUN 14:15 Robb Wilton: I Should Say So (b038lcxf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today]


SUN 14:30 Kazuo Ishiguro - Never Let Me Go (Omnibus) (b07djzwk)
Episode 1

Kazuo Ishiguro's haunting novel of love, friendship and loss.

Kathy, Tommy and Ruth have only ever known the sheltered world of Hailsham, a secluded country boarding school. As they grow up, they begin to understand the true purpose of their isolated upbringing and the fate that lies in store for them.

Ishiguro's brilliant alternative vision of 1990s England is a disquieting exploration of what makes us human and how we each find meaning in our lives.

This Book at Bedtime is an abridged version of the full text of the novel.

Written by Kazuo Ishiguro
Read by Rachel Shelley
Abridged by Lauris Morgan-Griffiths
Produced by Mair Bosworth.

First broadcast in 2016.


SUN 15:45 Julia Stoneham - Lap of the Gods (b07djzwm)
What will a couple find when, on a sailing trip off the Turkish coast, they drop anchor in a quiet cove? Read by June Barrie. From June 1997.


SUN 16:00 Bonnie Greer - Marilyn and Ella Backstage at the Mocambo (b07djzwp)
1950s Hollywood: Marilyn Monroe sets out to help singer Ella Fitzgerald challenge racial prejudice.

Bonnie Greer's drama inspired by the remarkable true story of how film star Marilyn helped launch Ella's American west coast career at Hollywood's world-famous Mocambo Night Club.

Stars Julia Ford as Marilyn Monroe, Alibe Parsons as Ella Fitzgerald, Kerry Shale as Morrison/Lee Strasberg, Stuart Milligan as Norman Granz and Bonnie Greer as Flossie.

Singer: Ruby King

Pianist: Steve Brown

Producers: Pauline Harris and Vivien Rosenthal

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2005


SUN 17:00 Poetry Extra (b00vvx8m)
Oh What a Lively War

BBC Radio 4's Poet in Residence, Daljit Nagra revisits BBC radio's poetry archive with 'Oh What a Lively War' profiling First World War poet, Guillaume Apollinaire.

One of the most famous lines in French poetry was written by Guillaume Apollinaire in the summer of 1915. His "Ah Dieu! que la guerre est jolie" is roughly translated as "Oh! What a lovely war!", but unlike the famous English musical, Apollinaire's line was devoid of irony. Here was a young poet revelling in the excitement, the sheer modernism, of warfare. It's a sentiment very much at odds with our British legacy of war poetry from that time, and it's one that Martin Sorrell, translator of Apollinaire, unpicks with Professors Susan Harrow and Tim Kendall, and American poet Brian Turner, who served in the US army in Iraq.

Apollinaire was already a well-known poet and leading champion of Cubism when he enlisted in December 1914. His war came to an end in March 1916, when he received a shrapnel wound to the head. He was invalided out, trepanned, made only a partial recovery, and died in November 1918, almost the same day as Wilfred Owen,

His early war poetry of 1914 and 1915 is infused with the marvel and spectacle of war, and continues the experiments with form that made him one of France's great literary innovators. It also celebrates his rich, complicated love life. His letters to the two women with whom he was simultaneously involved are fascinating records of a passionate patriot and an equally passionate lover. It was only as the war progressed and he experienced his own horrifying injury that the poems began to recognise the misery of the trenches and horror of technological warfare.

Reader: Paul McGann

Producer: Sara Davies

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2010.


SUN 17:30 Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! (b01cw5nl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 18:00 Tony Bagley - The Machine (b07dk03c)
At the beginning of the 17th century, Ned Prynne invents a machine to record the human voice and fears the church will accuse him of stealing souls.

He earns his living by capturing "master-less men" and selling them, but does not know which story to tell history...

Stars James Bolam as Ned Prynne, Simon Treves as Richard Cornford, Paul Nicholson as Tyler and Stephen Sylvester as Thomas Blacktin.

Written By: Tony Bagley

Director: Alec Reid

First broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in 1990


SUN 19:00 The Moth Radio Hour (b07djzlt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


SUN 19:45 Love From Boy: Roald Dahl's Letters to His Mother (Omnibus) (b07djzlm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SUN 20:55 Inheritance Tracks (b07djzlp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:10 today]


SUN 21:00 World Book Club (b07djzlr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:15 today]


SUN 22:00 Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! (b01cw5nl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 22:30 The Masterson Inheritance (b007jpyh)
Series 2

Last Word to the Mastersons

Living off the land, will there be tears for the Masterson family before milking time?

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 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b07gdd0l)
For two hours, seven nights a week, the Comedy Club offers the best laughs. Plus Arthur Smith chats again to Deborah Frances-White.


SUN 23:00 Think the Unthinkable (b01hpf1m)
Series 3

The Post Office

Ryan and the management consultants try to overhaul the Post Office. Stars Marcus Brigstocke and David Mitchell. From July 2004.


SUN 23:30 Births, Deaths and Marriages (b01jxvnz)
Series 1

Episode 5

In this episode, Malcolm loses his registrar mojo when his ex-girlfriend Emma comes into the office to register her marriage while Lorna tries to introduce themed weddings.

'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 unmarried but why does he need to be? 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 while ditzy Anita may get her words and names mixed up occasionally but as the only parent in the office, she's a mother to them all.

Cast:
Malcolm ....... David Schneider
Lorna ....... Sarah Hadland
Anita ....... Sandy McDade
Luke ...... Russell Tovey
Mary ...... Sally Bretton
Richard, Male Dalek Voice, Bride's father .......Simon Greenall
Emma, Mrs Crawley ....... Jane Whittenshaw
Bride, female guest ....... Gina Peach

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



MONDAY 06 JUNE 2016

MON 00:00 Tony Bagley - The Machine (b07dk03c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 AS Byatt - The Frederica Quartet (Omnibus) (b07djzlh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:15 Robb Wilton: I Should Say So (b038lcxf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 on Sunday]


MON 02:30 Kazuo Ishiguro - Never Let Me Go (Omnibus) (b07djzwk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Sunday]


MON 03:45 Julia Stoneham - Lap of the Gods (b07djzwm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:45 on Sunday]


MON 04:00 Bonnie Greer - Marilyn and Ella Backstage at the Mocambo (b07djzwp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Poetry Extra (b00vvx8m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! (b01cw5nl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 The Lives of Harry Lime (b07dk24n)
Series 2

The Third Woman

Con-artist Harry is borrowed by British Intelligence for a dangerous espionage mission.

Starring Orson Welles as Harry Lime.

The films of Orson Welles, such as 'Citizen Kane', 'The Magnificent Ambersons' and 'Touch of Evil' guaranteed his place in the pantheon of silver-screen heroes.

In the celebrated 1949 film adaptation of Graham Greene's novel 'The Third Man', Harry Lime is introduced as one of cinema's most notorious anti-heroes. Sought in post-war Vienna by pulp writer Holly Martins [Joseph Cotton] and British Army Major Calloway [Trevor Howard], Lime manages to steal the show despite being absent for much of it!

This 1951-52 radio prequel to the film, 'The Lives of Harry Lime' earned Welles even more acclaim. His distinctive tones had already served him well as the radio voice of 'The Shadow' between 1937 and 1938, where he portrayed the crusader with distinctly questionable means of thwarting crime.

Stripped of the film cameras, the character of Harry Lime is not ameliorated for this radio outing. He's an out and out rogue. Lime made it to the airwaves thanks to another Harry - Harry Alan Towers, with whom Welles collaborated on 'The Black Museum'. Like its eponymous anti-hero, this series travelled widely, being syndicated across the USA and on Radio Luxembourg.

The music is by Anton Karas, the zither man.

Produced by Towers of London.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in July 1952.


MON 06:20 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b0106x58)
Series 2

Identities

You get a very different insight into the natural world when you have the opportunity to study the behaviour of individual animals.

Sir David Attenborough recalls with sumptuous delight spotting a blackbird in his garden with a white feather - "whitey" - giving him a window into the life of blackbirds and what's more, that individual. And, he says, he saw what blackbirds get up to!

David remembers filming spiders and filming chimpanzees, both of which benefited from someone knowing about the individuals - and whether you're a spider or a chimpanzee, you have a personality all of your own.

Written and presented by David Attenborough

Producer: Julian Hector

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2011.


MON 06:30 Vienna and the Shadow of The Third Man (b00kp9jk)
Tour guide Dr Brigitte Timmermann uncovers Graham Greene's Vienna and takes us in the footsteps of his classic 1949 film, The Third Man. Walking through the city, she tells the stories that have fascinated generations of film buffs, from Soviet master spy Kim Philby's role in the film to tales of Sir Carol Reed and Graham Greene's late night visits to Vienna's seediest bars. With the help of fellow devotees, Brigitte explores Vienna's hidden history and examines why The Third Man has remained largely unpopular in the place which inspired it.


MON 07:00 Elephants to Catch Eels (b007rkg0)
Series 1

Episode 6

Smuggler Tamsyn Trelawney joins the customs men to stop Courageous Kate from marrying her dad.

Then things take a turn for the even more absurd...

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 (b07cv0xz)
Series 75

Episode 3

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, John Finnemore, Gyles Brandreth and Sheila Hancock join host Nicholas Parsons, and the topics on the cards include Kew Gardens, Thomas Hardy and Wasabi Peas.

Hayley Sterling blows the whistle.
Produced by Victoria Lloyd.


MON 08:00 Parsley Sidings (b01pcz6r)
Series 1

Cricket, Lovely Cricket

Station Master Horace Hepplewhite steps up to the crease in his battle to save his sleepy station from closure.

Starring Arthur Lowe as Horace, Ian Lavender as Bert, Kenneth Connor as Percy, Liz Fraser as Gloria and Ronald Baddiley as Mr Bun the Inspector.

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 (b007k0kz)
The Rich Brothers

The veteran of many parts recalls a slapstick act, and reveals all on showbiz clichés.

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 July 1986.


MON 09:00 Quote... Unquote (b037smxv)
The quotations quiz hosted by Nigel Rees.

As ever, a host of celebrities will be joining Nigel as he quizzes them on the sources of a range of quotations and asks them for the amusing sayings or citations that they have personally collected on a variety of subjects.

This week Nigel is joined by Martin Bell, Viv Groskop, Edward Petherbridge and David Schneider.

Reader ..... Peter Jefferson.
Produced by Carl Cooper.


MON 09:30 Tony's (b007k30t)
Series 1

All That Glitters

The barber decides his corner shop needs a makeover. Stars Victor Spinetti, John Laurie and Deborah Watling. From November 1979.


MON 10:00 James Fenimore Cooper - The Spy (b019rgnv)
Episode 1

New York State, 1778. Henry Wharton, a young soldier for the British in the American War of Independence, creeps into no-man's land to spend an evening with his family.

But the happy reunion is cut short when American troops surround the house. Can the mysterious peddler Harvey Birch provide Henry with a means of escape?

Published in 1821, James Fenimore Cooper's tale of espionage and divided loyalties during the American War of Independence

The first commercially successful American work of popular fiction, The Spy is also generally regarded as the world's first espionage novel. Fennimore’s double agent Harvey Birch, began the tradition of spy-as-hero, leading to the great genre novels of the late 19th and 20th centuries.

Dramatised in two parts by DJ Britton.

Harvey Birch . . . . . Burn Gorman
Frances . . . . . Rose Leslie
Henry . . . . . Alex Waldmann
Mr Wharton . . . . . James Lailey
Sarah . . . . . Francine Chamberlain
Mr Harper . . . . . Timothy Watson
Caesar . . . . . Richard Pepple
Peyton Dunwoodie . . . . . Simon Bubb
Captain Lawton . . . . . Gerard McDermott
Colonel Wellmere . . . . . Adam Billington
Isabella Singleton . . . . . Victoria Inez Hardy

Director: Sasha Yevtushenko.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2012.


MON 11:00 Jennifer Egan - Emerald City and Other Stories (b01f5c03)
Puerto Vallarta

2011 was a phenomenal year for the young American author, Jennifer Egan. Her novel, 'A Visit From The Goon Squad' became a run-away bestseller and went on to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Now a collection of her short stories has been re-published by Constable and Robinson.

Entitled Emerald City, the stories are a pithy and sometimes poignant look at contemporary life in the United States. Young and middle-aged characters change, grow and regret in a series of tales that traverse the United States and the state of modern marriage, parenting and ambition. Egan is heralded as one of the best writers to emerge in the past decade and this collection underlines her ability to bring a spotlight on the particular and to reflect a nation in challenging times.

Today's story, Puerto Vallarta, is a portrait of a family, where the truth is not as it seems and where a daughter has to make a choice and so find her own freedom.

The Reader is Sasha Pick
The Abridger is Miranda Davies
The Producer is Di Speirs.


MON 11:15 The Recall Man (b00kjsmw)
Doctor Joe Aston Investigates

Forensic psychologist Joe Aston tackles a scientist accused of killing her boss.

Scientist Grace Hayle and her boss were working alone in the laboratory. Now he's dead and she's the only suspect in a murder case. Grace claims to have no memory of what happened and there is little evidence to go on.

David Napthine's thriller introduces Joe Aston, an expert in the controversial field of "recovered memory", as he attempts to uncover the truth.

Stars Jeremy Swift as Dr Joe Aston, Rosie Cavaliero as Grace Hayle, Carolyn Pickles as DI Karen Dennis and Colin MacLachlan as Tom Aston.
Producer: Toby Swift

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.


MON 12:00 Parsley Sidings (b01pcz6r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 J Kingston Platt's Showbiz Handbook (b007k0kz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 The Lives of Harry Lime (b07dk24n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:20 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b0106x58)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:20 today]


MON 13:30 Vienna and the Shadow of The Third Man (b00kp9jk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 Thomas Hardy - The Woodlanders (b007jx6r)
The Return

After finishing school, Grace Melbury returns to her small woodland village, where her childhood sweetheart Giles Winterbourne is waiting for her...

First published in 1887, Thomas Hardy's classic tale of thwarted love and ambition set amongst the woodsmen and women of Little Hintock.

Read by Juliet Stevenson.

Producer: Di Speirs

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2000.


MON 14:15 In Search of Ourselves: A History of Psychology and the Mind (b043wvxs)
The Criminal Mind

In the final week of the series, Martin Sixsmith starts by investigating the criminal mind and how psychology is used in the police and justice system.

He interviews one of Britain's leading forensic profilers Julian Boon about the early days of profiling, from Jack the Ripper in Victorian London to the capture of 'Mad Bomber' George Metesky in1940s New York.

He looks at criminal responsibility and witness suggestibility and he asks about the place of modern neuroscience in ensuring a fair trial.

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


MON 14:30 AS Byatt - The Frederica Quartet (b007jsj7)
The Virgin in the Garden, Part 6/8

Stephanie and Daniel settle into married life, while Frederica continues with her acting.

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
Stephanie ...... Helen Longworth
Daniel ...... Shaun Dooley
Alexander ...... Adam Kotz
Crowe ...... Dudley Sutton
Doctor ...... Gerard McDermott

All four novels dramatised in 30 parts by John Harvey.

Producer: Mary Peate.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2002.


MON 14:45 Book of the Week (b017k5hr)
Colin Clark - My Week With Marilyn

Episode 1

By Colin Clark. Abridged by Robin Brooks.

Read by Samuel Barnett

In 1956, fresh from Eton and Oxford, 23-year-old Colin Clark (younger brother of Tory politician and famous diarist Alan and younger son of Kenneth 'Lord Clark of Civilisation') worked as a 'gofer' on the set of The Prince and the Showgirl, the film that disastrously united Laurence Olivier with Marilyn Monroe. In this beautifully written memoir, Clark recalls how, during filming, he became Monroe's confidante and spent an idyllic week helping her to escape from the pressures of stardom through a series of sweetly innocent adventures.

This reading corresponds with the release of the Hollywood film based upon the memoir, starring Michelle Williams as Marilyn, Kenneth Branagh as Olivier and Eddie Redmayne as Colin.

Produced by Kirsteen Cameron.


MON 15:00 James Fenimore Cooper - The Spy (b019rgnv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 Quote... Unquote (b037smxv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 16:30 Tony's (b007k30t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


MON 17:00 Elephants to Catch Eels (b007rkg0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 17:30 Just a Minute (b07cv0xz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 18:00 John Wyndham - The Day of the Triffids (b007jrfm)
Episode 1

After a mysterious meteor shower, Bill Masen wakes up in hospital an eye operation to find that the world he knew will never be the same again...

Roger May begins a 17-part unabridged reading of John Wyndham's cult sci-fi novel - an unsettlingly vivid and thrillingly realised tale of ecological apocalypse.

Producer: Susan Carson

Made for BBC 7 by BBC Northern Ireland and first broadcast in 2004.


MON 18:30 A Good Read (b007679b)
Jacqueline Wilson & Alice Rawsthorn

Rosie Boycott welcomes children's author, Jacqueline Wilson and former director of London's Design Museum, Alice Rawsthorn to discuss favourite novels by Mrs Gaskell, Edith Wharton and Sylvia Plath. From 2002.

North and South by Mrs Gaskell
Publisher: Penguin Classics

The House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Publisher: Faber

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
Publisher: Penguin.


MON 19:00 Parsley Sidings (b01pcz6r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 J Kingston Platt's Showbiz Handbook (b007k0kz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 The Lives of Harry Lime (b07dk24n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:20 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b0106x58)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:20 today]


MON 20:30 Vienna and the Shadow of The Third Man (b00kp9jk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 Book at Bedtime (b013fb8w)
Mohsin Hamid - The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Episode 1

Written by Moshin Hamid. Read by Riz Ahmed.

At a cafe table in Lahore a bearded Pakistani accosts an uneasy American stranger and tells him the story of his life. But as dusk deepens to night it becomes clear that this is no chance encounter.

Mohsin Hamid is the author of two novels: The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2007), shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize; and Moth Smoke (2000). He also contributes articles to publications such as Dawn, the Guardian, and the New York Times. He lives between Lahore, where he was born, and other places including New York and London.

Abridged by Lisa Osborne

Produced by Lisa Osborne
A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4.


MON 21:15 The Recall Man (b00kjsmw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


MON 22:00 Just a Minute (b07cv0xz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 Concrete Cow (b0076jk4)
Series 2

Ancient and Modern

IT support in ancient Egypt, tax-avoidance schemes for pirates and Feudal Mishap Direct.

Second series of the four-part sketch show in which anything is possible.

Starring:

Robert Webb
Beth Chalmers
Catherine Shepherd
Steven Kynman
Abigail Burdess
Chris Pavlo

Written by James Cary.

Producer: Adam Bromley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2003.


MON 23:00 The News Quiz Extra (b07dndcf)
Series 17

Episode 8

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


MON 23:45 Creme de la Crime (b007jr0x)
Series 1

20,000 Leaks Under the Sea

Michael Feydeau and David Pershore unravel a case of wartime spying skullduggery. Stars Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis. From September 2001.



TUESDAY 07 JUNE 2016

TUE 00:00 John Wyndham - The Day of the Triffids (b007jrfm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 A Good Read (b007679b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 The Lives of Harry Lime (b07dk24n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:20 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b0106x58)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:20 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 Vienna and the Shadow of The Third Man (b00kp9jk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 Thomas Hardy - The Woodlanders (b007jx6r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:15 In Search of Ourselves: A History of Psychology and the Mind (b043wvxs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 AS Byatt - The Frederica Quartet (b007jsj7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:45 Book of the Week (b017k5hr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 James Fenimore Cooper - The Spy (b019rgnv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 Quote... Unquote (b037smxv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:30 Tony's (b007k30t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 Elephants to Catch Eels (b007rkg0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 Just a Minute (b07cv0xz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 The Lives of Harry Lime (b07dk24q)
Series 2

It's a Knock Out

Con-artist Harry has a perfect swindle planned for a greedy gambler, what could go wrong?

Starring Orson Welles as Harry Lime.

The films of Orson Welles, such as 'Citizen Kane', 'The Magnificent Ambersons' and 'Touch of Evil' guaranteed his place in the pantheon of silver-screen heroes.

In the celebrated 1949 film adaptation of Graham Greene's novel 'The Third Man', Harry Lime is introduced as one of cinema's most notorious anti-heroes. Sought in post-war Vienna by pulp writer Holly Martins [Joseph Cotton] and British Army Major Calloway [Trevor Howard], Lime manages to steal the show despite being absent for much of it!

This 1951-52 radio prequel to the film, 'The Lives of Harry Lime' earned Welles even more acclaim. His distinctive tones had already served him well as the radio voice of 'The Shadow' between 1937 and 1938, where he portrayed the crusader with distinctly questionable means of thwarting crime.

Stripped of the film cameras, the character of Harry Lime is not ameliorated for this radio outing. He's an out and out rogue. Lime made it to the airwaves thanks to another Harry - Harry Alan Towers, with whom Welles collaborated on 'The Black Museum'. Like its eponymous anti-hero, this series travelled widely, being syndicated across the USA and on Radio Luxembourg.

The music is by Anton Karas, the zither man.

Produced by Towers of London.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in July 1952.


TUE 06:20 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b010fd8x)
Series 2

Rats

It might be surprising to hear, but Sir David Attenborough has made it known over the years that rats are not his favourite animal.

In this piece, dedicated to his nemesis, Attenborough with great wit and skill tells us of the living nightmare he endured whilst on location in a place infested with them. If that wasn't enough, whilst making Life of Mammals, he devoted a whole programme to them - and to balance his own personal view went to an Indian temple where the rat is revered and even encouraged to swarm in vast numbers.

But in a clever twist of the story, as is the hallmark of David Attenborough, in no uncertain way he tells us why they should be respected.

Written and presented by David Attenborough

Producer: Julian Hector

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2011.


TUE 06:30 Billy Liar: Fifty Years On (b00lvh1c)
As a tribute to the late Keith Waterhouse, writer Blake Morrison goes in search of the world evoked by his best-loved novel, Billy Liar: the north of England on the cusp of the 1960s. The story of a frustrated young man in a northern town who escapes from reality into vivid fantasies of power and glory, Billy Liar captured the public imagination. It became a play, a film, a musical and even a TV series.

Blake travels to Leeds to explore the way in which Waterhouse's life there overlaps with Billy's story, and talks to long-term residents and local historians about how the city, and the society depicted in the novel, has changed. The programme also features contributions from Barbara Taylor Bradford, Barry Cryer and Sir Gerald Kaufman MP.


TUE 07:00 Linda Smith's A Brief History of Timewasting (b0090xjz)
Series 2

The End of Timewasting

Romance at the fair beckons for Chris and Sir Cliff the tortoise is due for a bionic refit.

Sitcom written by and starring Linda Smith.

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

Special guests: Kim Wall and Mia Soteriou.

Producer: Jon Rolph

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2002.


TUE 07:30 My Teenage Diary (b07cvltx)
Series 7

Robert Peston

Journalist and broadcaster Robert Peston reads from his 1974 diaries, and chats to Rufus Hound about his formative years.

We find out about his childhood in bohemian North London, his love for prog rock and loon pants, and the reason for the way he speaks.

Producer: Harriet Jaine
Executive Producer: Aled Evans

A Talkback production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in May 2016.


TUE 08:00 The Galton and Simpson Playhouse (b007zc9g)
Nought for Thy Comfort

Richard the airline purser has a loving and grateful wife. Or does he? Stars Robert Daws and Nina Wadia. From January 1999.


TUE 08:30 The Men from the Ministry (b0162mzj)
Health and Deficiency

The bird-brained bureaucrats mind a budgie - what could possibly go wrong?
Stars Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler.

With Norma Ronald, Ronald Baddiley, John Graham and Mandy Cuthbert.

Written by Edward Taylor and John Graham.

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

Producer: Edward Taylor

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 4 in August 1974.


TUE 09:00 The News Quiz Extra (b07dndcf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:45 Creme de la Crime (b007jr0x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:45 on Monday]


TUE 10:00 James Fenimore Cooper - The Spy (b01b8yyb)
Episode 2

New York State, 1778. Henry Wharton, a young soldier for the British, has been captured by American forces while wearing a disguise in no-man's land.

He must stand trial as a spy, and if found guilty, he will hang. Can General Washington be found in time to issue a pardon?

The conclusion of James Fenimore Cooper's tale of espionage and divided loyalties during the American War of Independence

Harvey Birch . . . . . Burn Gorman
Frances . . . . . Rose Leslie
Henry . . . . . Alex Waldmann
Mr Wharton . . . . . James Lailey
Sarah . . . . . Francine Chamberlain
Mr Harper . . . . . Timothy Watson
Caesar . . . . . Richard Pepple
Peyton Dunwoodie . . . . . Simon Bubb
Captain Lawton . . . . . Gerard McDermott
Skinner . . . . . Adam Billington
Isabella Singleton . . . . . Victoria Inez Hardy
Colonel Martin . . . . . Paul Moriarty

Dramatised by DJ Britton.

Director: Sasha Yevtushenko

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2012.


TUE 11:00 Jennifer Egan - Emerald City and Other Stories (b01fhp9l)
Emerald City

2011 was a phenomenal year for the young American author, Jennifer Egan. Her novel, 'A Visit From The Goon Squad' became a run-away bestseller and went on to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

In her first collection of short stories, entitled Emerald City, the stories are a pithy and sometimes poignant look at contemporary life in the United States. Young and middle-aged characters change, grow and regret in a series of tales that traverse the United States and the state of modern marriage, parenting and ambition.

Today's title story, Emerald City, examines the allure and the disappointments of life among the trend-setters of New York, where fashionistas scrabble for fame and fortune and where realities hit hard.

The Reader is Andrew Scott
The Abridger is Miranda Davies
The Producer is Di Speirs.


TUE 11:15 The Recall Man (b00kk5q9)
Making Waves

A confused man claims to have witnessed a murder, so the police turn to forensic psychologist Dr Joe Aston. Stars Jeremy Swift.


TUE 12:00 The Galton and Simpson Playhouse (b007zc9g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 The Men from the Ministry (b0162mzj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 The Lives of Harry Lime (b07dk24q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:20 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b010fd8x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:20 today]


TUE 13:30 Billy Liar: Fifty Years On (b00lvh1c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 Thomas Hardy - The Woodlanders (b007jx6z)
Reunited?

Giles Winterbourne is reunited with his childhood sweetheart Grace, but will she return his love? Read by Juliet Stevenson.


TUE 14:15 In Search of Ourselves: A History of Psychology and the Mind (b043wz2k)
Power and Persuasion

Martin Sixsmith looks at how psychology is used in shaping our behaviour and desires through advertising, information campaigns and propaganda.

He talks to Professor David Welch about the history of propaganda, particularly in war and times of social change, and examines the impact of advertising and the retail environment on our choices with the help of consumer behaviourist Nancy Puccinelli from Oxford University's Said Business School - and uncovers some surprising influences.

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


TUE 14:30 AS Byatt - The Frederica Quartet (b007jsjm)
The Virgin in the Garden, Part 7/8

Marcus and Simmonds' experiments begin to take on a more sinister nature.

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
Winifred ...... Barbara Flynn
Marcus ...... Carl Prekopp
Simmonds ...... Adam Godley

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 (b017zy8j)
Colin Clark - My Week With Marilyn

Episode 2

By Colin Clark. Abridged by Robin Brooks.

Read by Samuel Barnett.

In 1956, 23-year-old Colin Clark (younger brother of Tory politician and famous diarist Alan and younger son of Kenneth 'Lord Clark of Civilisation') worked as a 'gofer' on the set of The Prince and the Showgirl, the film that disastrously united Laurence Olivier with Marilyn Monroe. In this memoir, Clark recalls how, during filming, he became Monroe's confidante and helping her escape from the pressures of filming.

Today, Marilyn quizzes Colin on his loyalty. Has he been sent to spy on her by Laurence Olivier? Accepting his answer "I'm on your side Miss Monroe" she invites him to visit her at home that evening and their friendship is established.

Produced by Kirsteen Cameron.


TUE 15:00 James Fenimore Cooper - The Spy (b01b8yyb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 Counterpoint (b00dyc0n)
2005

Heat 7

Ned Sherrin's music quiz with Stephen Marriott from Wells-next-the-Sea, Bristol's David Muir and Roy Whittaker from Norwich.


TUE 16:30 Ayres on the Air (b01mxpyr)
Series 4

Summer

Pam Ayres continues her series of poetry and sketch shows about the seasons.

Summer includes matters of keeping cool, finding the perfect swimsuit, summer weddings and eating al fresco.

Her poems include: No Alarm on the Flight Deck, That Perfect Swimsuit, The Seagull and The Swifts Are Back.

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 (b0090xjz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 17:30 My Teenage Diary (b07cvltx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 18:00 John Wyndham - The Day of the Triffids (b007jrg0)
Episode 2

Bill Masen remembers how the Triffids first came to England, and why they became so prevalent. Cult novel read by Roger May.


TUE 18:30 The Tingle Factor (b07dnxvk)
Leslie Thomas

Leslie Thomas, Welsh born author of 'The Virgin Soldiers', talks to Robin Ray about the music which stirs his emotions.

In between his music choices, Leslie recalls becoming orphaned and life in a children's home, his national service and how he became a journalist and novelist.

Producer: Andrew Mussett
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1990.


TUE 19:00 The Galton and Simpson Playhouse (b007zc9g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 The Men from the Ministry (b0162mzj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 The Lives of Harry Lime (b07dk24q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:20 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b010fd8x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:20 today]


TUE 20:30 Billy Liar: Fifty Years On (b00lvh1c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 Book at Bedtime (b013m7cp)
Mohsin Hamid - The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Episode 2

Written by Mohsin Hamid. Read by Riz Ahmed.

On the forty-first floor of Samson and Underwood's New York offices Changez feels on top of the world.

Mohsin Hamid is the author of two novels: The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2007), shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize; and Moth Smoke (2000). He also contributes articles to publications such as Dawn, the Guardian, and the New York Times. He lives between Lahore, where he was born, and other places including New York and London.

Abridged by Lisa Osborne

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


TUE 21:15 The Recall Man (b00kk5q9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


TUE 22:00 My Teenage Diary (b07cvltx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 Bleak Expectations (b01nxt2d)
Series 5

A Pleasant Yet Dull Life Re-Evilled

Pip Bin is beginning to miss the conflict with his absent evil nemesis Mr Gently Benevolent when he receives an intriguing invitation to a house party with Britain's poshest man, the Baron-Viscount-Marqu-earl-et the Lord-Dukey Clampvulture of Too-Many Titles.

But one of the other guests may not be all he seems....

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

Sir Philip ...... Richard Johnson
Young Pip Bin ...... Tom Allen
Gently Benevolent ...... Anthony Head
Harry Biscuit ...... James Bachman
Clampvulture ...... Geoffrey Whitehead
Ripely ...... Sarah Hadland
Pippa ...... Susy Kane
General Kartoffel-Kopf ...... Mark Evans

Producer: Gareth Edwards.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2012.


TUE 23:00 Children's Hour with Armstrong and Miller (b008yrwy)
Episode 1

Number One for young people - Martin Bain-Jones and Craig Children present their frightfully clever pop culture show.

Ben Miller and Alexander Armstrong write and star in their first full-length BBC radio comedy series.

With:

Charlie Condou
Melissa Lloyd

Producer: Jon Rolph

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1998.


TUE 23:30 The Remains of Foley and McColl (b007k4p6)
Cutting Edge

Sean and Hamish board Boris' Disco Ship to convert offshore ravers into fresh, young listeners.

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 08 JUNE 2016

WED 00:00 John Wyndham - The Day of the Triffids (b007jrg0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 The Tingle Factor (b07dnxvk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 The Lives of Harry Lime (b07dk24q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:20 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b010fd8x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:20 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 Billy Liar: Fifty Years On (b00lvh1c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 Thomas Hardy - The Woodlanders (b007jx6z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday]


WED 02:15 In Search of Ourselves: A History of Psychology and the Mind (b043wz2k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Tuesday]


WED 02:30 AS Byatt - The Frederica Quartet (b007jsjm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:45 Book of the Week (b017zy8j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 James Fenimore Cooper - The Spy (b01b8yyb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 Counterpoint (b00dyc0n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:30 Ayres on the Air (b01mxpyr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:30 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 Linda Smith's A Brief History of Timewasting (b0090xjz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 My Teenage Diary (b07cvltx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 The Lives of Harry Lime (b07dk24s)
Series 2

Every Frame Has a Silver Lining

Harry's given some dangerous contraband by a friend in trouble. Will he exploit the opportunity?

Starring Orson Welles as Harry Lime.

The films of Orson Welles, such as 'Citizen Kane', 'The Magnificent Ambersons' and 'Touch of Evil' guaranteed his place in the pantheon of silver-screen heroes.

In the celebrated 1949 film adaptation of Graham Greene's novel 'The Third Man', Harry Lime is introduced as one of cinema's most notorious anti-heroes. Sought in post-war Vienna by pulp writer Holly Martins [Joseph Cotton] and British Army Major Calloway [Trevor Howard], Lime manages to steal the show despite being absent for much of it!

This 1951-52 radio prequel to the film, 'The Lives of Harry Lime' earned Welles even more acclaim. His distinctive tones had already served him well as the radio voice of 'The Shadow' between 1937 and 1938, where he portrayed the crusader with distinctly questionable means of thwarting crime.

Stripped of the film cameras, the character of Harry Lime is not ameliorated for this radio outing. He's an out and out rogue. Lime made it to the airwaves thanks to another Harry - Harry Alan Towers, with whom Welles collaborated on 'The Black Museum'. Like its eponymous anti-hero, this series travelled widely, being syndicated across the USA and on Radio Luxembourg.

The music is by Anton Karas, the zither man.

Produced by Towers of London.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in July 1952.


WED 06:20 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b010mwv4)
Series 2

Monsters

Fire breathing dragons are clearly something from legend, but what about a monster that lives in an ancient deep lake?

Sir David Attenborough reflects on a time when pre-eminent conservationist and naturalist Peter Scott was immersed in acquiring evidence of the existence of the Loch Ness Monster. No such giant creature has ever been found or concrete evidence it ever existed, but this is an intriguing tale of discovery.

David moves his story on to beyond the highlands of Scotland and into the Himalayas - and it's here that he reveals something very surprising.

Written and presented by David Attenborough

Producer: Julian Hector.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2011.


WED 06:30 Black Screen Britain (b00jck88)
Ambassadors for the Race

Burt Caesar presents two programmes exploring how British film and television drama from the 1950s to the 1970s portrayed the lives of African-Caribbean immigrants.

1: Ambassadors for the Race
Powerful screen dramas such as A Man from the Sun, Fable, Pool of London, Flame in the Streets and Jemima and Johnny first introduced British audiences to a new generation of black actors such as Cy Grant, Earl Cameron and Mona Hammond.

Producer Mukti Jain Campion
A Culture Wise Production for BBC Radio 4.


WED 07:00 Married (b0080qdc)
Series 2

War of the Worlds

It is a fight to the death as Robin finally meets his doppelganger.

When two universes collide, there can be only one winner.

Hugh Bonneville stars in Tony Bagley's comedy.

Robin .... Hugh Bonneville
Lesley .... Josie Lawrence
Dirk .... Stephen Frost
Ned .... Sam Bradley
Maxine .... Ann Gosling
Manicurist .... Vicki Pepperdine
Piano Man .... Simon Roberts
Arthur Smith .... Himself

Producer: Claire Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2000.


WED 07:30 Heresy (b07cx3b9)
Series 10

Episode 3

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

With Lee Mack, Konnie Huq and Dave Gorman.

Together they talk about CGI, Air BnB and Rupert Murdoch's marriage.

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


WED 08:00 The Navy Lark (b01mmp0j)
Series 7

Taking Some Liberties

With HMS Troutbridge set for special escort duty, amorous Mr Phillips returns on a unicycle.

Stars Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Ronnie Barker as Lieutenant Queeg 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 July 1965.


WED 08:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b016pyns)
Series 9

Episode 7

Alice goes through the looking glass courtesy of Radio Prune - where Lady Constance is Queen.

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 December 1973.


WED 09:00 Jest a Minute (b012rys1)
Series 1

Episode 3

Rhod Gilbert chairs the Radio Wales comedy quiz. With special guests Roger Monkhouse and Kirsten O'Brien. From September 2006.


WED 09:30 Change at Oglethorpe (b007k0vl)
Foreign Parts

Winter has come to the Ogle Valley. David is dreaming of sun and sand when an old friend offers him an exciting job. Meanwhile, Arthur dreams of a date with June.

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
Brian ...... Peter Silverleaf

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in January 1996.


WED 10:00 James Hilton - Lost Horizon (b00tnrv2)
1. The Kidnapping

During May 1931, the revolutionary situation in Baskul worsened and Air Force machines arrived from Peshawar to evacuate the residents.

A few miscellaneous aircraft were also employed - among them one lent by the Maharajah of Chandapore.

Four passengers took off in this plane: Miss Roberta Brinklow, of the Eastern Mission; Henry D Barnard, a US citizen; Hugh Conway, HM Consul; and Captain Charles Mallinson, HM Vice-Consul.

Mysteriously none of them reached their destination...

Stars Derek Jacobi.

James Hilton's novel about Shangri-La, the mystical lamasery hidden in the mountains of Tibet.

Dramatisatised in three parts by Barry Campbell.

Hugh Conway ...... Derek Jacobi
Mallinson ...... Andrew Branch
Barnard ...... Alan Tilvern
Miss Brinklow ...... Carol Marsh
Rutherford ...... John Livesey
Wyland ...... Sion Probert
Hilton ...... Alaric Cotter
Sanders ...... Gary Cady
Doctor ...... John Bull
Chang ...... Garard Green

Pianist: Antony Miall

Producer: Graham Gauld

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1981.


WED 11:00 Jennifer Egan - Emerald City and Other Stories (b01dq53v)
One Piece

The next in our series of stories from 'Emerald City', the new collection by young American author Jennifer Egan, whose 'A Visit from the Goon Squad' went on to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, and made her name as one of the best new writers to emerge in the past decade.

In today's story, 'One Piece', a young girl takes drastic action to put the broken pieces of her brother's life back together again.

The Abridger is Miranda Davies
The Producer is Justine Willett
Reader: Teresa Gallagher.


WED 11:15 The Recall Man (b00kkcfd)
Over the Border

Dr Joe Aston helps police probe a taxi driver who is the only witness to a murder, but remembers nothing. Stars Jeremy Swift.


WED 12:00 The Navy Lark (b01mmp0j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b016pyns)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 The Lives of Harry Lime (b07dk24s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:20 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b010mwv4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:20 today]


WED 13:30 Black Screen Britain (b00jck88)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 Thomas Hardy - The Woodlanders (b007jx73)
Doubts

Grace Melbury's timber merchant father starts doubting woodsman Giles's suitability for his daughter. Read by Juliet Stevenson.


WED 14:15 In Search of Ourselves: A History of Psychology and the Mind (b043x86s)
Bedside Manners

In this programme, Martin Sixsmith examines the ways in which thinking, emotions and mental events can affect our physical state, and the efforts of doctors and nurses to deploy psychological levers in the fight for wellbeing.

He discovers how medical students at Manchester University are being trained in better communication with patients and he looks at different ways of encouraging empathy in the next generation of doctors through poetry and music.

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


WED 14:30 AS Byatt - The Frederica Quartet (b007jsjx)
The Virgin in the Garden, Part 8/8

As their experiments continue, Marcus becomes worried over the deterioration of Simmonds' state of mind.

Conclusion of The Virgin in the Garden - 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
Alexander ...... Adam Kotz
Daniel ...... Shaun Dooley
Stephanie ...... Helen Longworth
Winifred ...... Barbara Flynn
Marcus ...... Carl Prekopp
Simmonds ...... Adam Godley
Bill ...... Geoffrey Whitehead
Jenny ...... Hannah Dee

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 (b017zybx)
Colin Clark - My Week With Marilyn

Episode 3

By Colin Clark. Abridged by Robin Brooks.
The reader is Samuel Barnett.

In 1956, 23-year-old Colin Clark (younger brother of Tory MP Alan and son of Kenneth 'Lord Clark of Civilisation') worked as a 'gofer' on the set of The Prince and the Showgirl. In this memoir, Clark recalls how, during filming, he became Monroe's confidante and spent an idyllic week helping her to escape from the pressures of filming.

In today's episode, Marilyn defies her co-producer's strict instructions and escapes with Colin for a day out in the Windsor countryside. Managing, mostly, to avoid the public gaze they even find time for a skinny dip.

Produced by Kirsteen Cameron.


WED 15:00 James Hilton - Lost Horizon (b00tnrv2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 Jest a Minute (b012rys1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


WED 16:30 Change at Oglethorpe (b007k0vl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


WED 17:00 Married (b0080qdc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 17:30 Heresy (b07cx3b9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 18:00 John Wyndham - The Day of the Triffids (b007jrgd)
Episode 3

It is well known that Triffids can walk, but Bill Masen wonders what other human skills they might possess. Cult novel read by Roger May.


WED 18:30 Off the Page (b008drfs)
Failure

Dominic Arkwright chairs the lively discussion series.

1/6. Failure

Musician John Otway, journalist Amanda Platell and sports writer Jim White talk about an uncomfortable subject.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2007.


WED 19:00 The Navy Lark (b01mmp0j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b016pyns)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 The Lives of Harry Lime (b07dk24s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:20 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b010mwv4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:20 today]


WED 20:30 Black Screen Britain (b00jck88)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 Book at Bedtime (b013mzrl)
Mohsin Hamid - The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Episode 3

Written by Mohsin Hamid. Read by Riz Ahmed.

Changez relationship with Erica deepens.

Abridged by Lisa Osborne

Mohsin Hamid is the author of two novels: The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2007), shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and Moth Smoke (2000). He also contributes articles to publications such as Dawn, the Guardian, and the New York Times. He lives between Lahore, where he was born, and other places including New York and London.

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


WED 21:15 The Recall Man (b00kkcfd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


WED 22:00 Heresy (b07cx3b9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! (b03vgnjl)
Series 1

Wedding Planner

Mention Milton Jones to most people and the first thing they think is 'Help!'.

King of the one-liners, Milton Jones returns BBC to Radio 4 for an amazing 10th series in a new format where he has decided to set himself up as a man who can help anyone anywhere - whether they need it or not. Because, in his own words, "No problem too problemy".

But each week, Milton and his trusty assistant Anton set out to help people and soon find they're embroiled in a new adventure. So when you're close to the edge, then Milton can give you a push.

This week, Milton has decided to become a wedding planner. But when a distraught bride comes to the door with the case of the vanishing groom-to-be, Milton is all set to help.

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

The cast includes regulars Tom Goodman-Hill ("Spamalot", "Mr. Selfridge") as the ever-faithful Anton, and Dan Tetsell ("Newsjack"), and features the one and only Josie Lawrence working with Milton for the first time.

Producer David Tyler's radio credits include Armando Iannucci's Charm Offensive, Cabin Pressure, Bigipedia, Another Case Of Milton Jones, Jeremy Hardy Speaks To The Nation, The Brig Society, Giles Wemmbley Hogg Goes Off, The 99p Challenge, The Castle, The 3rd Degree and even, going back a bit, Radio Active.

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


WED 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b07gnwx5)
Adam Riches chats to Fraser Millward, Stevie Martin and Daniel Cook about preparing for the Edinburgh Fringe.


WED 23:00 2000 Years of Radio (b007jnj7)
Series 1

Steaming - Radio Victoriana

Steam powered fun from the Great Exhibition of 1851, plus the latest inventions. Stars Marcus Brigstocke. From November 2000.


WED 23:15 Guy Browning's Small Talk (b0076n58)
Series 2

How to Get Out More

From popping out in order to stay in, to the delights of camping, the writer shares life-coaching tips. From September 2004.


WED 23:30 The Hudson and Pepperdine Show (b007jnyr)
Series 1

Episode 1

Mel and Vicki battle to keep the show going despite constant interruptions from the Dirty Sloanes and the Goatee Beard Men's Group.

Variety meets sitcom meets sketch show - written and performed by Mel Hudson and Vicki Pepperdine.

With Martin Hyder and Jim North.

Script editor: Graeme Garden

Producers: Claire Jones and Helen Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2000.



THURSDAY 09 JUNE 2016

THU 00:00 John Wyndham - The Day of the Triffids (b007jrgd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 Off the Page (b008drfs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 The Lives of Harry Lime (b07dk24s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:20 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b010mwv4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:20 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 Black Screen Britain (b00jck88)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 Thomas Hardy - The Woodlanders (b007jx73)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:15 In Search of Ourselves: A History of Psychology and the Mind (b043x86s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 AS Byatt - The Frederica Quartet (b007jsjx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:45 Book of the Week (b017zybx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 James Hilton - Lost Horizon (b00tnrv2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 Jest a Minute (b012rys1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:30 Change at Oglethorpe (b007k0vl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 Married (b0080qdc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 Heresy (b07cx3b9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 The Lives of Harry Lime (b07dk24v)
Series 2

Work of Art

Can Harry make a dishonest dollar from Nazi wartime loot arriving in Buenos Aries, in 1944?

Starring Orson Welles as Harry Lime.

The films of Orson Welles, such as 'Citizen Kane', 'The Magnificent Ambersons' and 'Touch of Evil' guaranteed his place in the pantheon of silver-screen heroes.

In the celebrated 1949 film adaptation of Graham Greene's novel 'The Third Man', Harry Lime is introduced as one of cinema's most notorious anti-heroes. Sought in post-war Vienna by pulp writer Holly Martins [Joseph Cotton] and British Army Major Calloway [Trevor Howard], Lime manages to steal the show despite being absent for much of it!

This 1951-52 radio prequel to the film, 'The Lives of Harry Lime' earned Welles even more acclaim. His distinctive tones had already served him well as the radio voice of 'The Shadow' between 1937 and 1938, where he portrayed the crusader with distinctly questionable means of thwarting crime.

Stripped of the film cameras, the character of Harry Lime is not ameliorated for this radio outing. He's an out and out rogue. Lime made it to the airwaves thanks to another Harry - Harry Alan Towers, with whom Welles collaborated on 'The Black Museum'. Like its eponymous anti-hero, this series travelled widely, being syndicated across the USA and on Radio Luxembourg.

The music is by Anton Karas, the zither man.

Produced by Towers of London.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in July 1952.


THU 06:20 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b010t6c0)
Series 2

Butterflies

When massing for their winter torpor in Mexico, the pine trees laden with Monarch Butterflies are one of the most mystical and magical places to be.

David Attenborough is one of many naturalists, writers and broadcasters to marvel at this species migration feat and the spectacle of their over wintering - one of the natural wonders of the world.

David guides us through the butterfly's migration to Canada from Mexico - and back again - gently unpacking their natural history and wonder. And he immerses us in other butterfly congregations during filming trips over the years - but in a clever twist brings us back to his garden with an intriguing thought about the evolution of butterfly behaviour.

Written and presented by David Attenborough

Producer: Julian Hector.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2011.


THU 06:30 Black Screen Britain (b00jhpj7)
Reclaiming Our Image

Burt Caesar presents two programmes exploring how British film and television drama from the 1950s to the 1970s portrayed the lives of African-Caribbean immigrants.

2: Reclaiming Our Image
Burt Caesar charts the landmark screen dramas such as Pressure, Empire Road and Burning an Illusion which presented an alternative view of black lives in Britain during the 1970s.

Producer Mukti Jain Campion
A Culture Wise Production for BBC Radio 4.


THU 07:00 PG Wodehouse - Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves (b007jql7)
Black Eyes and Bloody Noses

Gussie Fink-Nottle gets walloped and Aunt Dahlia sends Bertie on a spending spree.

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, John Le Mesurier as Sir Watkyn Bassett, Denise Coffey as Stiffy Bing, Aimi MacDonald as Madeline Bassett, Vivian Pickles as Aunt Dahlia, Douglas Blackwell as the Reverend Harold Pinker and Ann Davies as Emerald Stoker.

Producer: David Hatch

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1980.


THU 07:30 Paul Sinha's History Revision (b07cynn6)
Series 2

Exploration and Death

Paul looks at the some of the heroic pioneers in the field in exploration, and recounts how they met implausibly stupid deaths.

From the mighty warrior who was killed by a dead man, to the botanist killed by cattle and the man famous for something he didn't do (having been dismembered before he could do it) - this is a show best listened to as you sit safely in a comfy chair, not on the move.

Paul Sinha's second series of the show that uncovers the fascinating stories that we've forgotten in our onward march of progress.

Written and performed by Paul Sinha

Producer: 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 (b007jyt4)
Series 3

The Champagne

Diana must break the news to Gerald that she needs to go to hospital - to see a friend. But paying a visit proves to be tricky.

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

Written by Basil Boothroyd.

Producer: Bobby Jaye

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1979.


THU 08:30 Radio Active (b01pj1l5)
Series 5

In Australia

Meet Craig Stevens the Ripper Drongo, as the team head down under with Mike Flex in Sydney and Anne Adaptor in Adelaide.

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

Music by Philip Pope, Richard Curtis and Steve Brown.

Written by Angus Deayton and Geoffrey Perkins with John Canter.

Producer: Jamie Rix

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1985.


THU 09:00 The Food Quiz (b0076n4w)
Series 2

Episode 6

Journalist and food critic, Jay Rayner puts four gastronomes through their culinary paces.

Wine writer Jancis Robinson, wild man Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, chef Alastair Little and restaurateur Ruth Watson are set for a good grilling.

Issues for digestion include what a Fat Rascal is, who spent £67,000 on a new oven, and where dried tuna sperm is served as a delicacy.

Producer: Rebecca Wells

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2004.


THU 09:30 When the Dog Dies (b0435c85)
Series 4

Gone in a Flash

Another chance to hear the much missed Ronnie Corbett in the final series of his popular sitcom by Ian Davidson and Peter Vincent. Ronnie is granddad Sandy and his old dog is Henry. If the dog dies or his lodger moves on, Sandy's children want him to downsize. He doesn't.

To help his finances, Sandy, still in the family home, took in a young couple as lodgers. But then the man left - leaving the attractive Dolores behind. AndSandy's children are quite sure she's a gold-digger. Sandy's opinion that it would be inhuman to move Henry somewhere unfamiliar is wearing a bit thin - as is the old dog himself.

Keeping the dog alive and the lodger happy is one thing, but what really concerns Sandy deeply is providing a guiding hand to his whole family - advising here, prompting there, responding to any emergency callout. If he kept himself to himself, of course, things would be a lot simpler and smoother. But a lot duller too.

Episode One - Gone In A Flash
Sandy's feeling bereft. His lodger has gone to live with her new man. And then his granddaughter Calais, with her parents away, gives a party which it seems hundreds of wild teenagers are going to crash. Can a lone granddad quell a major riot?

Written by Ian Davidson and Peter Vincent

Producer: Liz Anstee
A CPL production for BBC Radio 4.


THU 10:00 James Hilton - Lost Horizon (b00tp809)
2. Shangri-La

The aeroplane carrying Conway, Mallinson, Barnard and Miss Brinklow crash-landed on a high pass in the Karakoram mountains.

Out of the Tibetan wilderness suddenly appeared the Chinese man Chang.

Stars Derek Jacobi.

James Hilton's novel about Shangri-La, the mystical lamasery hidden in the mountains of Tibet.

Dramatisatised by Barry Campbell.

Hugh Conway ...... Derek Jacobi
Mallinson ...... Andrew Branch
Barnard ...... Alan Tilvern
Miss Brinklow ...... Carol Marsh
Chang ...... Garard Green
Hilton ...... Alaric Cotter
High Lama ...... Alan Wheatley

Pianist: Antony Miall

Producer: Graham Gauld

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1981.


THU 11:00 Jennifer Egan - Emerald City and Other Stories (b01gf4n8)
Spanish Winter

The next in our series of stories from 'Emerald City', the new collection by young American author Jennifer Egan, whose 'A Visit from the Goon Squad' went on to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, and made her name as one of the best new writers to emerge in the past decade.

Today's story, 'Spanish Winter', is set in the shadows of the Alhambra, where a divorced woman tries to break free from the painful ties that bind, until a figure from her past forces her to rethink...

The Abridger is Miranda Davies
The Producer is Justine Willett
Reader: Madeleine Potter.


THU 11:15 The Recall Man (b00kkdkk)
Stepping Out

Dr Joe Aston feels threatened when a rival psychologist is hired to investigate baffling attacks on women. Stars Jeremy Swift.


THU 12:00 The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter (b007jyt4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 Radio Active (b01pj1l5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 The Lives of Harry Lime (b07dk24v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:20 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b010t6c0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:20 today]


THU 13:30 Black Screen Britain (b00jhpj7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 Thomas Hardy - The Woodlanders (b007jx78)
The Doctor

Ambition and attraction coincide when Grace Melbury encounters young Doctor Fitzpiers. Read by Juliet Stevenson.


THU 14:15 In Search of Ourselves: A History of Psychology and the Mind (b043xpr0)
The Sex Factor

As celebrity candour around mental illness fights stigma and promotes better understanding, Martin Sixsmith looks at the public perception of psychology with the help of comedian Ruby Wax.

He examines what it is that interests us about human thinking, including the pioneering research into sexual relationships by Kinsey, Masters and Johnson in 1950s and 1960s, as well as the social impact of a rising interest in gender differences.

He uncovers how the work of women psychologists went largely unrecognised in the early history of the science and compares it with the feminisation of psychology these days.

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


THU 14:30 AS Byatt - The Frederica Quartet (b007jsk8)
Still Life, Part 1/7

The parents are upset when Frederica prepares to leave home and Marcus goes to live with his sister.

Still Life is the second 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
Wilkie ...... James Callis
Alexander ...... Adam Kotz
Daniel ...... Shaun Dooley
Stephanie ...... Helen Longworth
Francis Owen ...... Hannah Dee
Young Doctor ...... Peter Darney

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 (b017zyd6)
Colin Clark - My Week With Marilyn

Episode 4

By Colin Clark. Abridged by Robin Brooks.
Read by Samuel Barnett.

In 1956, 23-year-old Colin Clark (younger brother of Tory MP Alan and son of Kenneth 'Lord Clark of Civilisation') worked as a 'gofer' on the set of The Prince and the Showgirl. In this memoir, Clark recalls how, during filming, he became Monroe's confidante and helped her to escape from the pressures of stardom.

Today, Colin is summoned to Marilyn's home at 1.30am. Sitting alone together in the dark, he learns some of her darkest fears and glimpses the steely strength that has driven her to become the most famous film star in the world.

Produced by Kirsteen Cameron.


THU 15:00 James Hilton - Lost Horizon (b00tp809)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 The Food Quiz (b0076n4w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


THU 16:30 When the Dog Dies (b0435c85)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


THU 17:00 PG Wodehouse - Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves (b007jql7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 17:30 Paul Sinha's History Revision (b07cynn6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 18:00 John Wyndham - The Day of the Triffids (b007jrh9)
Episode 4

Bill Masen is horrified by what he discovers in London, but manages to rescue a girl from danger. Cult novel read by Roger May.


THU 18:30 Great Lives (b00772zs)
Series 11

Martha Gellhorn

A typical story in Popbitch is usually about 90 words. This probably explains why its editor Camilla Wright has chosen Martha Gellhorn as her Great Life. Gellhorn wrote at length about the Spanish Civil War, the Second World War and Vietnam. Biographer Caroline Moorhead joins presenter Matthew Parris to dissect and debate a brilliant and complicated life.


THU 19:00 The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter (b007jyt4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 Radio Active (b01pj1l5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 The Lives of Harry Lime (b07dk24v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:20 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b010t6c0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:20 today]


THU 20:30 Black Screen Britain (b00jhpj7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 Book at Bedtime (b013mztz)
Mohsin Hamid - The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Episode 4

Written by Mohsin Hamid. Read by Riz Ahmed.

Changez's star is rising at work but when the twin towers collapse his reaction is unexpected.

Abridged by Lisa Osborne

Mohsin Hamid is the author of two novels: The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2007), shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, and Moth Smoke (2000). He also contributes articles to publications such as Dawn, the Guardian, and the New York Times. He lives between Lahore, where he was born, and other places including New York and London

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


THU 21:15 The Recall Man (b00kkdkk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


THU 22:00 Paul Sinha's History Revision (b07cynn6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section (b045z943)
Series 3

Terry Alderton

Alex Horne and his five-piece band explore the theme of miscellaneous mysterious things

Live music and comedy, with songs about aliens, de ja vu and life from a fly's perspective.

Special guest comedian: Terry Alderton

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

Producer: Charlie Perkins

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2014.


THU 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b07gnx8d)
Adam Riches chats again to Fraser Millward, Stevie Martin and Daniel Cook about preparing for the Edinburgh Fringe.


THU 23:00 Old Harry's Game (b007jvgp)
Series 4

Health and Safety

Hell's latest arrival is a health and safety officer who moans to Satan about the lighting. Devilish comedy stars Andy Hamilton. From April 2001.


THU 23:30 Josie Long: All of the Planet's Wonders (b00htxbs)
Obscure Animal Facts

In her continuing quest to better herself through learning and discovering things in reference books, comedian Josie Long, explores the fantastic world of obscure animal facts in a bid to become the ultimate quiz contestant.

With her comedic cohorts, Maeve Higgins, Chris Neil, Jesse Thorne and Geoff Long.

Producer Colin Anderson

First broadcast BBC Radio 4 in March 2009.


THU 23:45 Knocker (b008hn0k)
Incentativity

Market researcher Ian Dunn carries out a delicate immigration survey. Stars Neil Edmond and Paula Wilcox. From December 2007.



FRIDAY 10 JUNE 2016

FRI 00:00 John Wyndham - The Day of the Triffids (b007jrh9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 Great Lives (b00772zs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 The Lives of Harry Lime (b07dk24v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:20 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b010t6c0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:20 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 Black Screen Britain (b00jhpj7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 Thomas Hardy - The Woodlanders (b007jx78)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:15 In Search of Ourselves: A History of Psychology and the Mind (b043xpr0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 AS Byatt - The Frederica Quartet (b007jsk8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:45 Book of the Week (b017zyd6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 James Hilton - Lost Horizon (b00tp809)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 The Food Quiz (b0076n4w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:30 When the Dog Dies (b0435c85)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 PG Wodehouse - Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves (b007jql7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 Paul Sinha's History Revision (b07cynn6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 The Lives of Harry Lime (b07dk24x)
Series 2

The Golden Fleece

Con-artist Harry embarks on a dangerous adventure that takes him from Spain to Hong Kong.

Starring Orson Welles as Harry Lime.

The films of Orson Welles, such as 'Citizen Kane', 'The Magnificent Ambersons' and 'Touch of Evil' guaranteed his place in the pantheon of silver-screen heroes.

In the celebrated 1949 film adaptation of Graham Greene's novel 'The Third Man', Harry Lime is introduced as one of cinema's most notorious anti-heroes. Sought in post-war Vienna by pulp writer Holly Martins [Joseph Cotton] and British Army Major Calloway [Trevor Howard], Lime manages to steal the show despite being absent for much of it!

This 1951-52 radio prequel to the film, 'The Lives of Harry Lime' earned Welles even more acclaim. His distinctive tones had already served him well as the radio voice of 'The Shadow' between 1937 and 1938, where he portrayed the crusader with distinctly questionable means of thwarting crime.

Stripped of the film cameras, the character of Harry Lime is not ameliorated for this radio outing. He's an out and out rogue. Lime made it to the airwaves thanks to another Harry - Harry Alan Towers, with whom Welles collaborated on 'The Black Museum'. Like its eponymous anti-hero, this series travelled widely, being syndicated across the USA and on Radio Luxembourg.

The music is by Anton Karas, the zither man.

Produced by Towers of London.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in August 1952.


FRI 06:20 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b010y0r7)
Series 2

Chimps

They say - David Attenborough reports - that we share more of our genes with chimpanzees than any other species alive today. And this proximity of Homo Sapiens to the chimpanzee motivated him even more to film behaviour never before seen.

It had been known for some time that chimps hunt monkeys for meat, but it would be a first to film it for TV audiences. To film such a hunt required days of waiting and tracking a troop through the Equatorial African forest - and when the hunt came and was over it changed Sir David Attenborough's view of chimps and their importance to us, forever.

Written and presented by David Attenborough.

Producer: Julian Hector

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2011.


FRI 06:30 In Pursuit of Treasure (b00qg0rb)
Archaeologist and broadcaster Mike Pitts delves into the sometimes murky world of the metal detector, from harmless amateur history buffs to criminal nighthawkers, and discovers how metal detecting is changing our national heritage.

He hears stories of in-fighting within the metal detecting community, bust-ups between landowners and detectorists and battles inside the archaeological establishment.

Mike hears from the man who found a multi-million pound Saxon hoard and the farmer who has been threatened and attacked for the treasures beneath his farm.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2010.


FRI 07:00 Crowned Hudds (b00pytdz)
VR in Charge

Will Queen Victoria be amused? Roy Hudd's historical royal romp, with June Whitfield and Chris Emmett. From August 1995.


FRI 07:30 Natural Histories Comedy Awards (b07dpf6z)
Forget your Grammys and Oscars, there's only one awards ceremony that everyone's talking about... Well, nearly everyone. Well, mainly animals really. The Natural Histories Comedy Awards!

Presented by the completely jawsome Shaun Keaveny (BBC 6 Music), it features comedy monologues from the totally fintastic David Schneider (BBC TVs The Day Today, Knowing Me, Knowing You... with Alan Partridge), the meteoric Harriet Carmichael, and the dung-believable Kathy Clugston.

From a parrot with jealousy issues, to an anemone that doesn't want to live forever - this is a unique take on the world of natural history, told by the species themselves. So, if you want to know which member of the animal kingdom defects in the woods, and who's got the biggest tentacles then good reef, you've come to the right place.

Producers: Will Drysdale and Jack Soper.


FRI 08:00 Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (b007jrzw)
The Old Magic

Poorly Terry gets some shock news from Bob.

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

With Anita Carey, Barbara Ogilvie, Brenda Cavendish and Anthony Smee.

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 (b007jtrk)
Series 7

The Rent Collectors

Neddie Seagoon is sent to claim back thousands in arrears, but he falls in the water. Stars Spike Milligan. From January 1957.


FRI 09:00 We've Been Here Before (b00fz84k)
Series 2

Episode 3

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.

Mark Steel and David Quantick battle it out against John O'Farrell and Chris Addison.

Producer: Ed Morrish

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2004.


FRI 09:30 The Attractive Young Rabbi (b007k1d2)
Series 1

The Visitor

There’s great excitement - and some confusion - at the impending visit of an Israeli MP.

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, Warren Mitchell as Yigal Horovitz, Eve Karpf as Paloma and Rachel Smith as Simone.

Music: Max Harris.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1999.


FRI 10:00 James Hilton - Lost Horizon (b00tp95x)
3. The Inheritance

That four people should be kidnapped in India and flown over a thousand miles to the lamasery of Shangri-La was incredible enough.

But then Hugh Conway discovered during an audience with the High Lama that he was conversing with a man who was 250 years old.

Stars Derek Jacobi.

Conclusion of James Hilton's novel about Shangri-La, the mystical lamasery hidden in the mountains of Tibet.

Dramatisatised by Barry Campbell.

Hugh Conway ...... Derek Jacobi
Mallinson ...... Andrew Branch
Barnard ...... Alan Tilvern
Miss Brinklow ...... Carol Marsh
Chang ...... Garard Green
Hilton ...... Alaric Cotter
High Lama ...... Alan Wheatley
Lo-Tsen ...... Pik-Sen Lim
Rutherford ...... John Livesey
American ...... Crawford Logan
Doctor ...... John Bull

Pianist: Antony Miall

Producer: Graham Gauld

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1981.


FRI 11:00 Jennifer Egan - Emerald City and Other Stories (b01gnjwm)
The Watch Trick

Another story from this insightful collection by the acclaimed writer, Jennifer Egan, which takes a pithy and sometimes poignant look at contemporary life in the United States.

Hidden desires surface when the hedonistic antics of an old friend challenge a married couple's complacency.

Reader: Fenella Woolgar
Abridger: Miranda Davies
Producer: Gemma Jenkins.


FRI 11:15 Drama (b013f1kj)
Barbara Norden - Souvenirs

Samantha goes abroad to adopt two young children. Her guide, Jarilo Veles, acts as mediator with the director of the orphanage. But it is clear that nothing is straightforward in this world, and elements of fable and fantasy intrude in the story, which is told through the device of a recorded narrative Samantha is making for the children she plans to adopt.

Samantha...Katherine Parkinson
Jarilo Veles...Ivan Marevich
The Director...Dado Dzihan
Morana...Alex Tregear
Song by Dado Dzihan
Directed by Jeremy Mortimer

Barbara Norden set up the MA in Creative Writing at City University London in 2004. Her plays include Try Not to Worry; Via Crucis; The Milkman (Birmingham Rep Commission); Wedding Album; Blue Light in Delphi and a play for 7-11 year olds produced by Hampstead Theatre and published by Oberon. Souvenirs is her first play for radio.


FRI 12:00 Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (b007jrzw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 The Goon Show (b007jtrk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 The Lives of Harry Lime (b07dk24x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:20 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b010y0r7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:20 today]


FRI 13:30 In Pursuit of Treasure (b00qg0rb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 Thomas Hardy - The Woodlanders (b007k0t1)
Midsummer Evening

Doctor Fitzpiers and Grace Melbury's paths cross on Midsummer's Eve in Little Hintock. Read by Juliet Stevenson.


FRI 14:15 In Search of Ourselves: A History of Psychology and the Mind (b04416s8)
The Happiness Project

In the concluding programme of this 25-part series, Martin Sixsmith looks at where we are now in terms of understanding what makes us think, feel and act the way we do.

He re-visits the Government's 2010 pledge to increase happiness and well-being and talks to former 'happiness tsar' Richard Layard. He examines initiatives such as the provision of thousands of newly-trained CBT therapists to make treatment for mental health problems more widely available and other ways in which we are being encouraged to modify our behaviour, asking 'what is happiness' and whether it's achievable both for an individual and society .

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


FRI 14:30 AS Byatt - The Frederica Quartet (b007jskj)
Still Life, Part 2/7

Frederica leaves for the south of France, while Stephanie and Daniel are celebrating.

Still Life is the second 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
Wilkie ...... James Callis
Alexander ...... Adam Kotz
Daniel ...... Shaun Dooley
Stephanie ...... Helen Longworth
Marcus ...... Carl Prekopp
Nurse ...... Hannah Dee
Midwife ...... Sandra Clark

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 (b017zyj2)
Colin Clark - My Week With Marilyn

Episode 5

By Colin Clark. Abridged by Robin Brooks.
Read by Samuel Barnett.

In 1956, 23-year-old Colin Clark (younger brother of Tory MP Alan and son of Kenneth 'Lord Clark of Civilisation') worked as a 'gofer' on the set of The Prince and the Showgirl. In this memoir, Clark recalls how, during filming, he became Monroe's confidante and helped her to escape from the pressures of stardom.

In today's episode, Colin helps Marilyn cope with a tragic and unexpected event. Next morning he wakes to the realisation that he must put an end to their friendship: too many people claim Marilyn as their property to allow him to stay close to her for much longer. His week-long adventure is over.

Produced by Kirsteen Cameron.


FRI 15:00 James Hilton - Lost Horizon (b00tp95x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 We've Been Here Before (b00fz84k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


FRI 16:30 The Attractive Young Rabbi (b007k1d2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


FRI 17:00 Crowned Hudds (b00pytdz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 17:30 Natural Histories Comedy Awards (b07dpf6z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 18:00 John Wyndham - The Day of the Triffids (b007jrhp)
Episode 5

With the carnivorous plants on the rampage, Josella is devastated when she returns to her home with Bill. Cult novel read by Roger May.


FRI 18:30 Soul Music (b00mw5v5)
Series 8

Richard Strauss' Four Last Songs

Series exploring famous pieces of music and their emotional appeal.

Richard Strauss was 84 when he completed his last work. It was the Four Last Songs, which, although about death, convey a sense of calm acceptance. It was written of its time in 1948, but it still touches the hearts of many listeners today.

As the soprano voice delves ever deeper into the richness of the music, interviewees tell how the Four Last Songs have brought calm and beauty at key moments in their lives.

Contributors
Alan Yentob
Michael Kennedy
Gillian Weir
Margaret Nelson
Jamie Nichols
Gabe Meline

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2009.


FRI 19:00 Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (b007jrzw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 The Goon Show (b007jtrk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 The Lives of Harry Lime (b07dk24x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:20 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b010y0r7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:20 today]


FRI 20:30 In Pursuit of Treasure (b00qg0rb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Book at Bedtime (b013mzx3)
Mohsin Hamid - The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Episode 5

Written by Mohsin Hamid. Read by Riz Ahmed

Changez's new life begins to unravel.

Abridged by Lisa Osborne

Mohsin Hamid is the author of two novels: The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2007), shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, and Moth Smoke (2000). He also contributes articles to publications such as Dawn, the Guardian, and the New York Times. He lives between Lahore, where he was born, and other places including New York and London.

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


FRI 21:15 Drama (b013f1kj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


FRI 22:00 Natural Histories Comedy Awards (b07dpf6z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 Armando Iannucci (b007jzc3)
Series 2

Episode 2

Lies galore, wind-up calls and this week’s fight.

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 (b07hsnjc)
From 10pm to midnight, seven days a week, the Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. Plus Arthur Smith chats to Lou Sanders and Ed Gamble backstage at the Wells Comedy Festival.


FRI 23:30 The Consultants (b0076prd)
Series 2

Episode 3

When warding off dark lords, salad is acceptable. Cerebral sketch show with Neil Edmond and Justin Edwards. From December 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 (b007jnj7)

44 Scotland Street (Omnibus) 13:00 SAT (b07djq6y)

44 Scotland Street (Omnibus) 01:00 SUN (b07djq6y)

A Good Read 18:30 MON (b007679b)

A Good Read 00:30 TUE (b007679b)

AS Byatt - The Frederica Quartet (Omnibus) 06:00 SUN (b07djzlh)

AS Byatt - The Frederica Quartet (Omnibus) 13:00 SUN (b07djzlh)

AS Byatt - The Frederica Quartet (Omnibus) 01:00 MON (b07djzlh)

AS Byatt - The Frederica Quartet 02:30 SAT (b007jshd)

AS Byatt - The Frederica Quartet 14:30 MON (b007jsj7)

AS Byatt - The Frederica Quartet 02:30 TUE (b007jsj7)

AS Byatt - The Frederica Quartet 14:30 TUE (b007jsjm)

AS Byatt - The Frederica Quartet 02:30 WED (b007jsjm)

AS Byatt - The Frederica Quartet 14:30 WED (b007jsjx)

AS Byatt - The Frederica Quartet 02:30 THU (b007jsjx)

AS Byatt - The Frederica Quartet 14:30 THU (b007jsk8)

AS Byatt - The Frederica Quartet 02:30 FRI (b007jsk8)

AS Byatt - The Frederica Quartet 14:30 FRI (b007jskj)

Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section 22:30 THU (b045z943)

Archive on 4 08:00 SAT (b00771nw)

Archive on 4 15:00 SAT (b00771nw)

Archive on 4 03:00 SUN (b00771nw)

Armando Iannucci 22:30 FRI (b007jzc3)

Ayres on the Air 16:30 TUE (b01mxpyr)

Ayres on the Air 04:30 WED (b01mxpyr)

Billy Liar: Fifty Years On 06:30 TUE (b00lvh1c)

Billy Liar: Fifty Years On 13:30 TUE (b00lvh1c)

Billy Liar: Fifty Years On 20:30 TUE (b00lvh1c)

Billy Liar: Fifty Years On 01:30 WED (b00lvh1c)

Births, Deaths and Marriages 23:30 SUN (b01jxvnz)

Black Screen Britain 06:30 WED (b00jck88)

Black Screen Britain 13:30 WED (b00jck88)

Black Screen Britain 20:30 WED (b00jck88)

Black Screen Britain 01:30 THU (b00jck88)

Black Screen Britain 06:30 THU (b00jhpj7)

Black Screen Britain 13:30 THU (b00jhpj7)

Black Screen Britain 20:30 THU (b00jhpj7)

Black Screen Britain 01:30 FRI (b00jhpj7)

Bleak Expectations 22:30 TUE (b01nxt2d)

Bonnie Greer - Marilyn and Ella Backstage at the Mocambo 16:00 SUN (b07djzwp)

Bonnie Greer - Marilyn and Ella Backstage at the Mocambo 04:00 MON (b07djzwp)

Book at Bedtime 21:00 MON (b013fb8w)

Book at Bedtime 21:00 TUE (b013m7cp)

Book at Bedtime 21:00 WED (b013mzrl)

Book at Bedtime 21:00 THU (b013mztz)

Book at Bedtime 21:00 FRI (b013mzx3)

Book of the Week 02:45 SAT (b011vhsg)

Book of the Week 14:45 MON (b017k5hr)

Book of the Week 02:45 TUE (b017k5hr)

Book of the Week 14:45 TUE (b017zy8j)

Book of the Week 02:45 WED (b017zy8j)

Book of the Week 14:45 WED (b017zybx)

Book of the Week 02:45 THU (b017zybx)

Book of the Week 14:45 THU (b017zyd6)

Book of the Week 02:45 FRI (b017zyd6)

Book of the Week 14:45 FRI (b017zyj2)

Capturing America: Mark Lawson's History of Modern American Literature 07:30 SAT (b00rp1w6)

Capturing America: Mark Lawson's History of Modern American Literature 17:30 SAT (b00rp1w6)

Capturing America: Mark Lawson's History of Modern American Literature 05:30 SUN (b00rp1w6)

Change at Oglethorpe 09:30 WED (b007k0vl)

Change at Oglethorpe 16:30 WED (b007k0vl)

Change at Oglethorpe 04:30 THU (b007k0vl)

Children's Hour with Armstrong and Miller 23:00 TUE (b008yrwy)

Concrete Cow 22:30 MON (b0076jk4)

Could Do Better 14:45 SAT (b03q5fw6)

Could Do Better 02:45 SUN (b03q5fw6)

Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! 07:30 SUN (b01cw5nl)

Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! 17:30 SUN (b01cw5nl)

Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! 22:00 SUN (b01cw5nl)

Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! 05:30 MON (b01cw5nl)

Counterpoint 16:00 TUE (b00dyc0n)

Counterpoint 04:00 WED (b00dyc0n)

Creme de la Crime 23:45 MON (b007jr0x)

Creme de la Crime 09:45 TUE (b007jr0x)

Crowned Hudds 05:00 SAT (b00psrfz)

Crowned Hudds 07:00 FRI (b00pytdz)

Crowned Hudds 17:00 FRI (b00pytdz)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 06:20 MON (b0106x58)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 13:20 MON (b0106x58)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 20:20 MON (b0106x58)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 01:20 TUE (b0106x58)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 06:20 TUE (b010fd8x)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 13:20 TUE (b010fd8x)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 20:20 TUE (b010fd8x)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 01:20 WED (b010fd8x)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 06:20 WED (b010mwv4)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 13:20 WED (b010mwv4)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 20:20 WED (b010mwv4)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 01:20 THU (b010mwv4)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 06:20 THU (b010t6c0)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 13:20 THU (b010t6c0)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 20:20 THU (b010t6c0)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 01:20 FRI (b010t6c0)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 06:20 FRI (b010y0r7)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 13:20 FRI (b010y0r7)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 20:20 FRI (b010y0r7)

Desert Island Discs 12:00 SAT (b00827lh)

Dixon of Dock Green 01:00 SAT (b0133ldd)

Doctor Who 18:00 SAT (b07djrkw)

Doctor Who 00:00 SUN (b07djrkw)

Doctor in the House 08:30 SUN (b007jtg8)

Doctor in the House 12:30 SUN (b007jtg8)

Drama 11:15 FRI (b013f1kj)

Drama 21:15 FRI (b013f1kj)

Edgar Allan Poe 00:00 SAT (b007jsry)

Elephants to Catch Eels 07:00 MON (b007rkg0)

Elephants to Catch Eels 17:00 MON (b007rkg0)

Elephants to Catch Eels 05:00 TUE (b007rkg0)

Everyone Quite Likes Justin 23:30 SAT (b012fqnb)

Great Lives 18:30 THU (b00772zs)

Great Lives 00:30 FRI (b00772zs)

Guy Browning's Small Talk 23:15 WED (b0076n58)

Heresy 07:30 WED (b07cx3b9)

Heresy 17:30 WED (b07cx3b9)

Heresy 22:00 WED (b07cx3b9)

Heresy 05:30 THU (b07cx3b9)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 08:30 WED (b016pyns)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 12:30 WED (b016pyns)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 19:30 WED (b016pyns)

Ida Barr: Artificial Hip Hop 22:45 SAT (b00vcq95)

In Pursuit of Treasure 06:30 FRI (b00qg0rb)

In Pursuit of Treasure 13:30 FRI (b00qg0rb)

In Pursuit of Treasure 20:30 FRI (b00qg0rb)

In Search of Ourselves: A History of Psychology and the Mind 02:15 SAT (b04368f7)

In Search of Ourselves: A History of Psychology and the Mind 14:15 MON (b043wvxs)

In Search of Ourselves: A History of Psychology and the Mind 02:15 TUE (b043wvxs)

In Search of Ourselves: A History of Psychology and the Mind 14:15 TUE (b043wz2k)

In Search of Ourselves: A History of Psychology and the Mind 02:15 WED (b043wz2k)

In Search of Ourselves: A History of Psychology and the Mind 14:15 WED (b043x86s)

In Search of Ourselves: A History of Psychology and the Mind 02:15 THU (b043x86s)

In Search of Ourselves: A History of Psychology and the Mind 14:15 THU (b043xpr0)

In Search of Ourselves: A History of Psychology and the Mind 02:15 FRI (b043xpr0)

In Search of Ourselves: A History of Psychology and the Mind 14:15 FRI (b04416s8)

Inheritance Tracks 14:10 SAT (b07djq70)

Inheritance Tracks 02:10 SUN (b07djq70)

Inheritance Tracks 07:10 SUN (b05pmn0k)

Inheritance Tracks 10:10 SUN (b07djzlp)

Inheritance Tracks 20:55 SUN (b07djzlp)

J Kingston Platt's Showbiz Handbook 08:30 MON (b007k0kz)

J Kingston Platt's Showbiz Handbook 12:30 MON (b007k0kz)

J Kingston Platt's Showbiz Handbook 19:30 MON (b007k0kz)

James Fenimore Cooper - The Spy 10:00 MON (b019rgnv)

James Fenimore Cooper - The Spy 15:00 MON (b019rgnv)

James Fenimore Cooper - The Spy 03:00 TUE (b019rgnv)

James Fenimore Cooper - The Spy 10:00 TUE (b01b8yyb)

James Fenimore Cooper - The Spy 15:00 TUE (b01b8yyb)

James Fenimore Cooper - The Spy 03:00 WED (b01b8yyb)

James Hilton - Lost Horizon 10:00 WED (b00tnrv2)

James Hilton - Lost Horizon 15:00 WED (b00tnrv2)

James Hilton - Lost Horizon 03:00 THU (b00tnrv2)

James Hilton - Lost Horizon 10:00 THU (b00tp809)

James Hilton - Lost Horizon 15:00 THU (b00tp809)

James Hilton - Lost Horizon 03:00 FRI (b00tp809)

James Hilton - Lost Horizon 10:00 FRI (b00tp95x)

James Hilton - Lost Horizon 15:00 FRI (b00tp95x)

Jennifer Egan - Emerald City and Other Stories 11:00 MON (b01f5c03)

Jennifer Egan - Emerald City and Other Stories 11:00 TUE (b01fhp9l)

Jennifer Egan - Emerald City and Other Stories 11:00 WED (b01dq53v)

Jennifer Egan - Emerald City and Other Stories 11:00 THU (b01gf4n8)

Jennifer Egan - Emerald City and Other Stories 11:00 FRI (b01gnjwm)

Jest a Minute 09:00 WED (b012rys1)

Jest a Minute 16:00 WED (b012rys1)

Jest a Minute 04:00 THU (b012rys1)

John Wyndham - The Day of the Triffids 18:00 MON (b007jrfm)

John Wyndham - The Day of the Triffids 00:00 TUE (b007jrfm)

John Wyndham - The Day of the Triffids 18:00 TUE (b007jrg0)

John Wyndham - The Day of the Triffids 00:00 WED (b007jrg0)

John Wyndham - The Day of the Triffids 18:00 WED (b007jrgd)

John Wyndham - The Day of the Triffids 00:00 THU (b007jrgd)

John Wyndham - The Day of the Triffids 18:00 THU (b007jrh9)

John Wyndham - The Day of the Triffids 00:00 FRI (b007jrh9)

John Wyndham - The Day of the Triffids 18:00 FRI (b007jrhp)

Josie Long: All of the Planet's Wonders 12:45 SAT (b00hqhzh)

Josie Long: All of the Planet's Wonders 22:30 SAT (b00hqhzh)

Josie Long: All of the Planet's Wonders 23:30 THU (b00htxbs)

Julia Stoneham - Lap of the Gods 15:45 SUN (b07djzwm)

Julia Stoneham - Lap of the Gods 03:45 MON (b07djzwm)

Just a Minute 07:30 MON (b07cv0xz)

Just a Minute 17:30 MON (b07cv0xz)

Just a Minute 22:00 MON (b07cv0xz)

Just a Minute 05:30 TUE (b07cv0xz)

Kate Grenville - The Secret River 02:00 SAT (b00njx8d)

Kazuo Ishiguro - Never Let Me Go (Omnibus) 14:30 SUN (b07djzwk)

Kazuo Ishiguro - Never Let Me Go (Omnibus) 02:30 MON (b07djzwk)

Knocker 23:45 THU (b008hn0k)

Linda Smith's A Brief History of Timewasting 07:00 TUE (b0090xjz)

Linda Smith's A Brief History of Timewasting 17:00 TUE (b0090xjz)

Linda Smith's A Brief History of Timewasting 05:00 WED (b0090xjz)

Love From Boy: Roald Dahl's Letters to His Mother (Omnibus) 09:00 SUN (b07djzlm)

Love From Boy: Roald Dahl's Letters to His Mother (Omnibus) 19:45 SUN (b07djzlm)

Margaret Oliphant - Phoebe Junior 03:00 SAT (b03m7vkc)

Married 07:00 WED (b0080qdc)

Married 17:00 WED (b0080qdc)

Married 05:00 THU (b0080qdc)

Masala FM 23:00 SAT (b007jz5q)

My Teenage Diary 07:30 TUE (b07cvltx)

My Teenage Diary 17:30 TUE (b07cvltx)

My Teenage Diary 22:00 TUE (b07cvltx)

My Teenage Diary 05:30 WED (b07cvltx)

Natural Histories Comedy Awards 07:30 FRI (b07dpf6z)

Natural Histories Comedy Awards 17:30 FRI (b07dpf6z)

Natural Histories Comedy Awards 22:00 FRI (b07dpf6z)

Not The World Cup in Brazil 09:00 SAT (b0499kgw)

Not The World Cup in Brazil 19:00 SAT (b0499kgw)

Off the Page 18:30 WED (b008drfs)

Off the Page 00:30 THU (b008drfs)

Old Harry's Game 23:00 THU (b007jvgp)

PG Wodehouse - Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves 07:00 THU (b007jql7)

PG Wodehouse - Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves 17:00 THU (b007jql7)

PG Wodehouse - Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves 05:00 FRI (b007jql7)

Parsley Sidings 08:00 MON (b01pcz6r)

Parsley Sidings 12:00 MON (b01pcz6r)

Parsley Sidings 19:00 MON (b01pcz6r)

Paul Sinha's History Revision 07:30 THU (b07cynn6)

Paul Sinha's History Revision 17:30 THU (b07cynn6)

Paul Sinha's History Revision 22:00 THU (b07cynn6)

Paul Sinha's History Revision 05:30 FRI (b07cynn6)

Poetry Extra 17:00 SUN (b00vvx8m)

Poetry Extra 05:00 MON (b00vvx8m)

Quote... Unquote 09:00 MON (b037smxv)

Quote... Unquote 16:00 MON (b037smxv)

Quote... Unquote 04:00 TUE (b037smxv)

Radio Active 08:30 THU (b01pj1l5)

Radio Active 12:30 THU (b01pj1l5)

Radio Active 19:30 THU (b01pj1l5)

Ray's a Laugh 08:00 SUN (b07djzlk)

Ray's a Laugh 12:00 SUN (b07djzlk)

Robb Wilton: I Should Say So 07:15 SUN (b038lcxf)

Robb Wilton: I Should Say So 14:15 SUN (b038lcxf)

Robb Wilton: I Should Say So 02:15 MON (b038lcxf)

Sentimental Journey 14:15 SAT (b0076z1t)

Sentimental Journey 02:15 SUN (b0076z1t)

Soul Music 00:30 SAT (b00mr2wr)

Soul Music 18:30 FRI (b00mw5v5)

Spotlight Tonight with Nish Kumar 05:30 SAT (b07ctlnq)

Terence Rattigan - The Winslow Boy 06:00 SAT (b0129678)

Terence Rattigan - The Winslow Boy 16:00 SAT (b0129678)

Terence Rattigan - The Winslow Boy 04:00 SUN (b0129678)

Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! 22:30 WED (b03vgnjl)

The Ambassador's Reception 01:30 SAT (b00rv5dc)

The Attractive Young Rabbi 04:30 SAT (b007jwbj)

The Attractive Young Rabbi 09:30 FRI (b007k1d2)

The Attractive Young Rabbi 16:30 FRI (b007k1d2)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 SUN (b07gdd0l)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 WED (b07gnwx5)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 THU (b07gnx8d)

The Comedy Club Interviews 23:25 FRI (b07hsnjc)

The Consultants 23:30 FRI (b0076prd)

The Food Quiz 09:00 THU (b0076n4w)

The Food Quiz 16:00 THU (b0076n4w)

The Food Quiz 04:00 FRI (b0076n4w)

The Galton and Simpson Playhouse 08:00 TUE (b007zc9g)

The Galton and Simpson Playhouse 12:00 TUE (b007zc9g)

The Galton and Simpson Playhouse 19:00 TUE (b007zc9g)

The Goon Show 08:30 FRI (b007jtrk)

The Goon Show 12:30 FRI (b007jtrk)

The Goon Show 19:30 FRI (b007jtrk)

The Hudson and Pepperdine Show 23:30 WED (b007jnyr)

The Lives of Harry Lime 06:00 MON (b07dk24n)

The Lives of Harry Lime 13:00 MON (b07dk24n)

The Lives of Harry Lime 20:00 MON (b07dk24n)

The Lives of Harry Lime 01:00 TUE (b07dk24n)

The Lives of Harry Lime 06:00 TUE (b07dk24q)

The Lives of Harry Lime 13:00 TUE (b07dk24q)

The Lives of Harry Lime 20:00 TUE (b07dk24q)

The Lives of Harry Lime 01:00 WED (b07dk24q)

The Lives of Harry Lime 06:00 WED (b07dk24s)

The Lives of Harry Lime 13:00 WED (b07dk24s)

The Lives of Harry Lime 20:00 WED (b07dk24s)

The Lives of Harry Lime 01:00 THU (b07dk24s)

The Lives of Harry Lime 06:00 THU (b07dk24v)

The Lives of Harry Lime 13:00 THU (b07dk24v)

The Lives of Harry Lime 20:00 THU (b07dk24v)

The Lives of Harry Lime 01:00 FRI (b07dk24v)

The Lives of Harry Lime 06:00 FRI (b07dk24x)

The Lives of Harry Lime 13:00 FRI (b07dk24x)

The Lives of Harry Lime 20:00 FRI (b07dk24x)

The Masterson Inheritance 22:30 SUN (b007jpyh)

The Men from the Ministry 08:30 TUE (b0162mzj)

The Men from the Ministry 12:30 TUE (b0162mzj)

The Men from the Ministry 19:30 TUE (b0162mzj)

The Moth Radio Hour 11:15 SUN (b07djzlt)

The Moth Radio Hour 19:00 SUN (b07djzlt)

The Navy Lark 08:00 WED (b01mmp0j)

The Navy Lark 12:00 WED (b01mmp0j)

The Navy Lark 19:00 WED (b01mmp0j)

The News Quiz Extra 23:00 MON (b07dndcf)

The News Quiz Extra 09:00 TUE (b07dndcf)

The Recall Man 11:15 MON (b00kjsmw)

The Recall Man 21:15 MON (b00kjsmw)

The Recall Man 11:15 TUE (b00kk5q9)

The Recall Man 21:15 TUE (b00kk5q9)

The Recall Man 11:15 WED (b00kkcfd)

The Recall Man 21:15 WED (b00kkcfd)

The Recall Man 11:15 THU (b00kkdkk)

The Recall Man 21:15 THU (b00kkdkk)

The Remains of Foley and McColl 23:30 TUE (b007k4p6)

The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter 08:00 THU (b007jyt4)

The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter 12:00 THU (b007jyt4)

The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter 19:00 THU (b007jyt4)

The Tingle Factor 18:30 TUE (b07dnxvk)

The Tingle Factor 00:30 WED (b07dnxvk)

Think the Unthinkable 23:00 SUN (b01hpf1m)

Thomas Hardy - The Woodlanders 14:00 MON (b007jx6r)

Thomas Hardy - The Woodlanders 02:00 TUE (b007jx6r)

Thomas Hardy - The Woodlanders 14:00 TUE (b007jx6z)

Thomas Hardy - The Woodlanders 02:00 WED (b007jx6z)

Thomas Hardy - The Woodlanders 14:00 WED (b007jx73)

Thomas Hardy - The Woodlanders 02:00 THU (b007jx73)

Thomas Hardy - The Woodlanders 14:00 THU (b007jx78)

Thomas Hardy - The Woodlanders 02:00 FRI (b007jx78)

Thomas Hardy - The Woodlanders 14:00 FRI (b007k0t1)

Tom Wrigglesworth's Hang-Ups 22:00 SAT (b03gg7n7)

Tony Bagley - The Machine 18:00 SUN (b07dk03c)

Tony Bagley - The Machine 00:00 MON (b07dk03c)

Tony's 09:30 MON (b007k30t)

Tony's 16:30 MON (b007k30t)

Tony's 04:30 TUE (b007k30t)

Vienna and the Shadow of The Third Man 06:30 MON (b00kp9jk)

Vienna and the Shadow of The Third Man 13:30 MON (b00kp9jk)

Vienna and the Shadow of The Third Man 20:30 MON (b00kp9jk)

Vienna and the Shadow of The Third Man 01:30 TUE (b00kp9jk)

We've Been Here Before 04:00 SAT (b00fy1g5)

We've Been Here Before 09:00 FRI (b00fz84k)

We've Been Here Before 16:00 FRI (b00fz84k)

Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? 08:00 FRI (b007jrzw)

Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? 12:00 FRI (b007jrzw)

Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? 19:00 FRI (b007jrzw)

When the Dog Dies 09:30 THU (b0435c85)

When the Dog Dies 16:30 THU (b0435c85)

When the Dog Dies 04:30 FRI (b0435c85)

World Book Club 10:15 SUN (b07djzlr)

World Book Club 21:00 SUN (b07djzlr)