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SATURDAY 18 JUNE 2016

SAT 00:00 John Wyndham - The Day of the Triffids (b007jrll)
Episode 10

With most of the population blinded, Bill Masen is determined to find Josella. But where does he start? Cult novel read by Roger May.


SAT 00:30 Sounds Natural (b01slst0)
Peter Cushing

Award-winning actor Peter Cushing takes a break from making horror films to discuss his enthusiasm for the British countryside and its wildlife - aided by recordings from the BBC Sound Archive.

Peter tells Derek Jones how he used to spend hours with his late wife Helen watching wild birds from their home on the estuary at Whitstable in Kent.

Peter Cushing, OBE: born 1913 - died 1994.

Producer: John Burton.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1972.


SAT 01:00 Raffles (b01p10th)
Series 1

3. A Costume Piece

Reuben Rosenthall has made his millions in the diamond fields of South Africa, and it seems only right and proper to Raffles that some of this wealth should be redistributed.

But his attempts to seize the diamonds don't quite go according to plan, as a low-key stakeout spirals into a terrifying scramble for survival.

EW Hornung's early Raffles stories dramatised by David Buck.

Starring Jeremy Clyde and Michael Cochrane.

AJ Raffles ...... Jeremy Clyde
Bunny ...... Michael Cochrane
Reuben Rosenthall ...... Geoffrey Matthews
'Slammer' Purvis ...... John Hollis
Jala ...... Alton Kumalo
Lady 1 ...... Natasha Pyne
Lady 2 ...... Jane Leonard
Odd Bodd ...... Graham Blockey

Signature tune composed by Jim Parker.

Directed by Gordon House

A BBC Radio 4/ BBC World Service production first broadcast in November 1985.


SAT 01:30 The Manchester Writers (b00tbck6)
John Harris explores the work of a group of authors who captured a northern social realism in the 1930s with writing that went on to shape the views of northern living for generations.

Walter Greenwood, Howard Spring and Louis Golding wrote about Greater Manchester at a time of severe economic depression and great poverty and their novels describe conditions that have resonances with our life today - cuts in welfare, increased unemployment and a coalition government.

Greenwood's 'Love on the Dole', Golding's 'Magnolia Street' and Spring's 'Fame is the Spur' depict a tough, working class life and although the three authors wrote from slightly different perspectives, they describe people enduring a grim, hard existence in an industrial landscape.

As the final parts of industrial Manchester and Salford are finally transformed by investment and modernisation, 'The Manchester Writers' visits the streets that inspired these authors and hears how their work has endured and influenced ideas of northern England.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2010.


SAT 02:00 Thomas Hardy - The Woodlanders (b007jx8b)
Desperation

Reconciliation is on the cards, with the recognition of unspoken devotion. Concluded by Juliet Stevenson.


SAT 02:15 The Invention of Childhood (b00s9f4y)
A Thousand Histories and Fables

Michael Morpurgo learns about the impact of printing, and how it raised fears among adults that it was corrupting children.


SAT 02:30 AS Byatt - The Frederica Quartet (b007jsmm)
Still Life, Part 7/7

Daniel becomes disillusioned with home and the church, and there is some disturbing news for Stephanie.

CAST:

Older Frederica …. Rosemary Leach
Bill …. Geoffrey Whitehead
Alexander …. Adam Kotz
Stephanie …. Helen Longworth
Marcus …. Carl Prekopp
Clemency …. Sandra Clark
Gideon …. Stephen Critchlow
Daniel …. Sean Dooley
William …. Tom Glenister

Written by A.S. Byatt and dramatised by John Harvey.

Producer: Mary Peate.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2002.


SAT 02:45 Kazuo Ishiguro - The Remains of the Day (b07gk2qv)
A Triumphant Evening

With the conference underway, Stevens's abilities as a butler are tested when his father is taken ill. Read by John Moffatt. From January 1990.


SAT 03:00 Classic Serial (b07jgrhb)
Silas Marner

Episode 2

Silas Marner by George Eliot
dramatised by Richard Cameron
Episode 1/2
Outcast from the church, community, and closest friends for a crime he did not commit, Silas Marner's trust and faith falls away. A broken, disillusioned man, exiled, he builds a new faith, that will never let him down: gold. He weaves his cloths, counts his money, baptises himself with the coins of his new religion. When tragedy strikes again and all his money is stolen he's bereft and grief stricken. Then on New Year's Eve a vision of gold flickers before the flames. Spilling locks are tumbling coins. For a moment Silas is reunited with his lovely sovereigns. And then he sees a little child.

SILAS MARNER.............George Costigan
SARAH/PRISCILLA ............................Fiona Clarke
WILLIAM/JEM/GODFREY...........Conrad Nelson
MINISTER/MACEY.............Seamus O'Neill
SNELL/BRYCE..............Leigh Symonds
DUNSEY/DOWLAS..............James Nickerson
SQUIRE ............. ......Terence Wilton
DOLLY............. ...Deborah McAndrew
AARON (child).............................George Herbert
NANCY/MOLLY........ ........Maeve Larkin
Directed by Pauline Harris.


SAT 04:00 We've Been Here Before (b00g1rsp)
Series 2

Episode 4

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.

Nick Revell and Gyles Brandreth battle it out against Helen Atkinson-Wood and John O'Farrell.

Producer: Ed Morrish

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2004.


SAT 04:30 The Attractive Young Rabbi (b007k1mc)
Series 1

The Engagement

Rabbi Sue's announcement sparks fury from her rival Rabbi Abraham.

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, Diane Keen as Fay, John Bennett as David and Ben Crowe as Gary.

Music: Max Harris.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1999.


SAT 05:00 Crowned Hudds (b00q9px6)
A Comedy of Arrows

King John gets ambushed. Roy Hudd's historical royal romp, with June Whitfield and Jeffrey Holland. From August 1995.


SAT 05:30 Meet David Sedaris (b0125g85)
Series 2

Nuit of the Living Dead and The End of the Affair

The multi-award winning American essayist brings his wit and charm to BBC Radio 4 for a series of audience readings. This week: what not to do with a mouse, in front of strangers in "Nuit of the Living Dead" and the ups and downs of along term relationship get the Sedaris treatment in "The End of the Affair"

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


SAT 06:00 Death at Broadcasting House (b07grh62)
An actor is strangled during the live broadcast of a murder mystery play at the BBC’s London HQ.

Once it's off-air, the cast discover that the victim really is dead - and millions of listeners must have heard the crime being committed!

Starring John Moffatt, Peter Sallis and Jeremy Clyde.

Whodunit first adapted for the cinema in 1934 by Val Gielgud and Holt Marvell from their book of the same name.

Julian Caird ...... John Moffatt
Detective Inspector Spears ...... Peter Sallis
Rodney Fleming ...... Jeremy Clyde
BBC DG ...... Graham Crowden
Leopold Dryden ...... Bill Nighy
Isabel Dryden ...... Diana Quick
Stewart Evans ...... Julian Glover
Detective Sergeant Ring ...... Nicky Henson
Macdonald ...... David Holt
Higgins ...... Gavin Muir
Pat ...... Caroline Strong
Topsy ...... Becky Hindley
Guy Bannister ...... Roger May
Surgeon ...... John Hartley

Adapted for radio by Sue Rodwell and recorded on location.

Director: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1996.


SAT 07:30 Three Rivers (b00lc66g)
The Mersey

Hardeep Singh Kohli travels from source to sea of three major rivers that are being regenerated after years of neglect and industrial use.

Hardeep begins his journey along the Mersey beside the River Goyt in the Peak District, the main tributary of the Mersey. He visits Stockport, which is the official beginning of the Mersey, and spots the plaque which announces that fact hidden behind a Sainsbury's store. From there, Hardeep ventures on to the Manchester Ship Canal and eventually reaches Liverpool's Albert Dock.

A Ladbroke Radio production for BBC Radio 4.


SAT 08:00 Archive on 4 (b01s02zb)
Dr K

Henry Kissinger is the most celebrated figure in US foreign policy, despite having left office over thirty-five years ago.

His much-vaunted "opening to China" with President Nixon in 1972, his détente policy with the Soviet Union during the Cold War and his shuttle diplomacy across the Middle East, all saw Dr. Kissinger guiding American interests and seeking durable power balances. Ever since then, each US president has sought out Kissinger's sage advice.

But Kissinger's reputation has a darker side. Some critics still find inexcusable the Americans' bombing of Cambodia and involvement in Chile's 1973 military coup. They also deplore what they see as his indifference to human rights.

In this programme, Mark Malloch Brown, a former Foreign Office minister and top official at the United Nations, presents a personal perspective on Dr. K.

As a young man in the 1960s and 1970s, Mark was repelled by what he saw as Kissinger's ruthless realpolitik and apparent downplaying of the plight of peoples from IndoChina to Latin America.

However, over the course of his own long career, Mark's view of Dr K has changed. The collapse of communism, the rise of China and the problems left unresolved by the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq have led Mark to view Kissinger's insights into foreign policy - and how to achieve stability and security - more sympathetically.

As Kissinger's 90th birthday nears, Mark asks: what are the lessons of Dr K's thinking and practice for our own times?

Also taking part are the historian, Margaret MacMillan; the colleague and critic of Henry Kissinger, Morton Halperin; the long-standing Kissinger aide, Winston Lord; and the author of the award-winning critique of America's bombing of Cambodia, William Shawcross.

Producer Simon Coates.


SAT 09:00 Steve Punt's Hancock Cuttings (b04n61gw)
Tony Hancock fan Steve Punt presents oddities and rarities featuring the lad himself:

* BBC TV's Face To Face interview (1960)
Episode from the TV series in which John Freeman cross-examined leading personalities of the day. Here he interviews the radio and TV comedian, Tony Hancock.

* 'Ancock's Anthology – the BBC Light Programme’s Christmas Day miscellany of the comic’s favourite music, readings and an interview with Stirling Moss (25/12/1964)

* The Missing Page – the Pye Records re-recording of the TV episode (1965) On a visit to Cheam Library, the lad is appalled to be told he has some outstanding fines to pay. With Graham Stark, Clive Dunn and Frank Thornton. Written by Ray Galton & Alan Simpson.

* Educating Archie (19/10/1951)
Tony Hancock, Julie Andrews and Hattie Jacques join wisecracking schoolboy Archie Andrews. Cinema high-jinks and Dr Hancock lets Archie use his 'Wishing Chair'. Radio ventriloquism from Peter Brough. Written by Eric Sykes.

* The first ever episode of Hancock's Half Hour – 'The First Night Party' (BBC Light Programme 02/11/1954) The lad throws a launch party for his new series, but things don't quite go to plan. With Moira Lister, Bill Kerr, Sidney James, Kenneth Williams and Gerald Campion. Written by Ray Galton & Alan Simpson.

Producer: Mik Wilkojc.

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra and first broadcast in 2014


SAT 12:00 Charles Dickens (b00r66xt)
Sketches by Boz: Series 1

The Tuggses at Ramsgate

It seems that money cannot buy you love. A comic story starring Nicholas Farrell, Christopher Hancock and Frances Jeater.


SAT 12:30 A Whole 'Nother Story (b00763tm)
Series 1

Older

Cassie and Pete would be a great couple, if they weren't so busy being friends.

The first of three series of Amanda Murphy’s comedy-drama series about a friendship between a man and a woman.

Starring Debra Stephenson as Cassie and David Lamb as Pete.

Rebecca ...... Mika Simmons
PJ ...... Brendan Burns
Dad ...... Mike Grady
Mum ...... Anne Reid

Producer: Graham Frost

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2001.


SAT 13:00 Unsuitable Men With Familiar Smiles (Omnibus) (b07grp8f)
Christine has hidden her past from her family.

But now she must reveal her extraordinary history of relationships with unsuitable men and their adventures together.

These will feature the jazz scene, the Profumo Affair, Rome and her biggest - and most surprising - secret!

But she starts with the Queen's Coronation and the kidnapping of a very important horse...

Written by Caroline and David Stafford.

Omnibus of five episodes.

Christine ..... Eleanor Bron
Sally ..... Tracy Wiles

Director: Marc Beeby

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2016.


SAT 14:10 Inheritance Tracks (b07grpkd)
Ray Quinn

Actor, singer, dancer Ray Quinn chooses 'My Special Angel' by Malcolm Vaughan and 'Eye of the Tiger' by Survivor.


SAT 14:15 Sentimental Journey (b007563l)
Ingrid Pitt

Arthur Smith accompanies the star of numerous 'Hammer House of Horror' films, Ingrid Pitt, on a trip back to Argentina.

Producer: Sharon Banoff
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2006.


SAT 14:45 Uncle Mort's North Country (b007jl5d)
Series 1

Fallen Comrades

Carter and his uncle Mort sup a poignant pint at the Old Comrades Club.

Peter Tinniswood’s continuing tales of Carter Brandon and his curmudgeonly uncle.

Uncle Mort and his Yorkshire based family first appeared in Tinniswood’s novel ‘A Touch Of Daniel’ which earned them a run of four series of ‘I Didn't Know You Cared’ on BBC TV from 1975 to 1979.

Uncle Mort …. Stephen Thorne
Carter Brandon …. Peter Skellern
Marcus …. John Samson
The Doorman …. Steve Hodson
The Barman …. Alan Dudley
Narrator …. Christian Rodska

Producer: Pete Atkin.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1987.


SAT 15:00 Archive on 4 (b01s02zb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SAT 16:00 Death at Broadcasting House (b07grh62)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 Three Rivers (b00lc66g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SAT 18:00 Doctor Who (b07grtrz)
Industrial Evolution

Episode 2

The Doctor discovers there's more than one alien interfering with industrial progress of 19th-century Earth.

After following Thomas Brewster to Samuel Belfrage's brass mill in Ackleton, the Doctor and Evelyn have discovered some unexpected truth about his business.

Starring Colin Baker as the Sixth Doctor, Maggie Stables as Evelyn Smythe, John Pickard as Thomas Brewster, Rory Kinnear as Samuel Belfrage, Stephen Gibson as Warren Brown and Joannah Tincey as Clara Stretton.

Writer: Eddie Robson

Producer: Nicholas Briggs.

A Big Finish production.


SAT 19:00 Steve Punt's Hancock Cuttings (b04n61gw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 Tom Wrigglesworth's Hang-Ups (b03hwbrr)
Series 1

Out of Our Tree

Tom's father is engrossed in putting together the Wrigglesworth Family Tree which is leaving Tom's mother at a loose end. Tom suggests she gets in a lodger for company.

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.

A fascinating and hilarious glimpse into Tom Wrigglesworth, his family background and the influences that have shaped his temperament,opinions and hang-ups.

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

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

Cast:

Tom Wrigglesworth ...Tom
Judy Parfitt ... Granny
Paul Copley ... Dad
Kate Anthony ... Mum
David Reed ... Henry

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

Producer: Katie Tyrrell.


SAT 22:30 Knowing Me, Knowing You (b007jsdd)
Episode 2

A-ha! Chat show host Alan Partridge faces up to nine-year-old prodigy Simon Fisher, American hypnotist, Janey Katz and controversial lawyer Nick Ford.

Classic chat from On the Hour's supreme sports reporter and his guests from the world of theatre, politics and emotional tragedy.

With thanks to Alan's chief researcher Steve Coogan

Assistant researchers:

Patrick Marber
Rebecca Front
Doon Mackichan
David Schneider.

Producer: Armando lannucci

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1992.


SAT 23:00 I, Regress (b01rlnj4)
Series 2

Rubber

Matt Berry plays a a corrupt and bizarre regression therapist in this dark, Lynch-meets-Kaufman-style comedy.

Unsuspecting clients are taken on twisted, misleading journeys through their subconscious.

Each episode sees the doctor dealing with a different client who has come to him for a different phobia. As the patient is put under hypnosis, we 'enter' their mind, and all the various situations the hypnotherapist takes them through are played out for us to hear. The result is a dream (or nightmare-like) trip through the patient's mind, as funny as it is disturbing.

With:
Bob Mortimer
Tracy-Ann Oberman
Sally Okafor

A compelling late night listen: tune in and occupy someone else's head!

Producer: Sam Bryant

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2013.


SAT 23:15 Richard Marsh (b01rl8p1)
Love and Sweets

Love From Afar

Richard Marsh plays a character called Richard ("We're not exactly alike, although we do look similar") and fuses poetry and prose to tell witty and honest tales of his whirlwind romance with Siobhan. From the excitement and silliness of young love, to cars covered in sweets, broken dreams, trans-American road trips and a seductive-looking lady called Sorrow.

Richard is an award-winning poet and playwright, and a new voice for Radio 4. He's a magnetic personality whose beautifully crafted stories are hilarious one moment and heart-breaking the next.

Richard and Siobhan meet sharing sweets at their dead-end temp job. They quickly become friends, but Richard's nervous of taking the plunge and declaring that he has feelings for her. After he finally plucks up the courage to (drunkenly) woo her, they embark on an exhilarating new relationship. Richard begins to fall for Siobhan, but he's worried - she wants to keep their relationship a secret at work. Will a grand romantic gesture in the corner shop win her heart?

Written and performed by Richard Marsh

Producer: Ben Worsfield

A Lucky Giant production for BBC Radio 4.


SAT 23:30 Mark Thomas: The Manifesto (b00qcn23)
Series 2

Episode 1

Mark Thomas: The Manifesto. Comedian-activist, Mark Thomas creates a People's Manifesto, taking suggestions from his studio audience and then getting them to vote for the best. The winner of each show will be enforceable by law, so pay attention.

This edition includes policies such as restricting Prime Ministers to two full terms of office; the introduction of a maximum wage; and making all 4x4s transparent.

Produced by Ed Morrish.



SUNDAY 19 JUNE 2016

SUN 00:00 Doctor Who (b07grtrz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 Unsuitable Men With Familiar Smiles (Omnibus) (b07grp8f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:10 Inheritance Tracks (b07grpkd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:10 on Saturday]


SUN 02:15 Sentimental Journey (b007563l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Saturday]


SUN 02:45 Uncle Mort's North Country (b007jl5d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Saturday]


SUN 03:00 Archive on 4 (b01s02zb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 Death at Broadcasting House (b07grh62)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 Three Rivers (b00lc66g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 AS Byatt - The Frederica Quartet (Omnibus) (b07gry2w)
Still Life

The arrivals of a new baby and a singular new vicar have big impacts on the lives of the Potter family.

The conclusion of ‘Still Life’ and first half of ‘Babel Tower’.

CAST:

Older Frederica …. Rosemary Leach
Middle Frederica …. Indira Varma
Hugh Pink …. Mark Umbers
Pippy Mammott …. Deborah Findlay
Nigel …. Mark Bazeley
Leo …. Jack Langan
Ginnie …. Hannah Dee
Ruth …. Jasmine Hyde
Mary …. Ruby Williams
Will …. Alex Etchart
Bill/First Caller …. Geoffrey Whitehead
Daniel …. Shaun Dooley
Steelwire/Jude Mason …. Mark Heap
Winifred …. Barbara Flynn
Male Voice …. Ian Masters
Alexander …. Adam Kotz
Alan …. Kenny Blyth
Begbie …. Ben Onwukwe

Written by A.S. Byatt and dramatised by John Harvey.

Producer: Mary Peate

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2002.


SUN 07:15 Robb Wilton: I Should Say So (b039bbjz)
Series 2

The Hospital

Robb Wilton (1881 - 1957) was one of the most popular music hall and radio comics of the 1930s and 1940s.

Famed as an all-round pessimist - what would he have made of 1980s Britain: can he lend a medical hand?

Michael Williams stars as Robb Wilton - making as little sense out of life as he did 40 years before...

Written by Allen Saddler.

Producer: Brian Miller

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1988.


SUN 07:30 Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! (b01dhrn5)
Series 7

Spanish Elvis

Arthur puts on en event in an ill friends Spanish bar. With Liza Minelli and a Spanish Elvis auditioning, Arthur can do nothing other than perform himself to make sure the night goes off with a real bang.

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
Martin Marquez
David Mounfield

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


SUN 08:00 Ray's a Laugh (b07gt434)
From 02/01/1959

A clerical error means Ted thinks his bachelor days have returned - will he be able to cope?

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 January 1959.


SUN 08:30 Floggit's (b007jxmk)
From 24/08/1956

Chaos strikes village shopkeepers Gert and Daisy over a troublesome tree.

Stars Elsie and Doris Waters as Gert and Daisy.

With Joan Sims, Anthony Newley, Ronnie Barker, Hugh Paddick and Iris Vandaleur.

Originally popular regulars in 'Workers' Playtime' on the BBC Home Service during wartime, Gert and Daisy won their own series, Floggit's, where they've inherited a village general store in Russett Green. with a ragbag of local characters to deal with. It ran for 2 series between 1956 and 1957.

Scripted by Terry Nation, John Junkin and Dave Freeman.

Producer: Alastair Scott -Johnston

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in August 1956.


SUN 09:00 Margo Jefferson - Negroland: Omnibus (b07gt7zp)
Margo Jefferson was born in Chicago in 1947. 'Negroland is my name for a small region of Negro America where residents were sheltered by a certain amount of privilege and plenty'.


SUN 10:10 Inheritance Tracks (b07jm6cz)
Natascha McElhone

Actress Natascha McElhone chooses 'Jamming' by Bob Marley & the Wailers and 'Lean on Me' by Bill Withers.


SUN 10:15 World Book Club (b07gt7zy)
Deborah Moggach - Tulip Fever

4 Extra Debut. Deborah Moggach talks about her novel set during a speculative bubble in 1630s Amsterdam. With Harriett Gilbert. From October 2015.


SUN 11:05 Inheritance Tracks (b046csgp)
Nicholas Parsons

Nicholas Parsons reminisces to 'In the Mood' by Glenn Miller and passes on 'Children Will Listen' by Stephen Sondheim.


SUN 11:10 The Moth Radio Hour (b07gt804)
Series 3

Women in the World

True stories told live in the USA: Sarah Austin Jenness introduces tales of survival, swimming and personal independence.

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 (b07gt434)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 12:30 Floggit's (b007jxmk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 13:00 AS Byatt - The Frederica Quartet (Omnibus) (b07gry2w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SUN 14:15 Robb Wilton: I Should Say So (b039bbjz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today]


SUN 14:30 Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler (Omnibus) (b07gtdmh)
Episode 1

Anne Tyler's contemporary response to Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew follows the story of college drop-out Kate Battista, who keeps house for her widowed father and 15 year old sister, Bianca.

Kate also works at a preschool nursery where her forthright ways win her the affection of the children but are not appreciated by the school's principal who would prefer her to exercise a little tact, restraint and diplomacy when dealing with the parents.

When her obsessively dedicated scientist father makes uncharacteristic use of his mobile phone to summon her to his lab, she is not prepared for what he has in mind.

Omnibus of the first five of ten parts read by Liza Ross.

Anne Tyler's novels include Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant (1983), The Accidental Tourist (1985) and the Pulitzer Prize–winning, Breathing Lessons (1988). She’s also won the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize, the Ambassador Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. In 2012, Anne won The Sunday Times Award for Literary Excellence.

Abridged by Isobel Creed

Producer: Jill Waters

A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in June 2016.


SUN 15:45 The Parcel of Dreams (b007vcn7)
A writer wants to tell a story about a private detective in California, but will his characters let him?

Experimental detective story by Louis Robinson and Richard Lewis in which the characters want to be independent of the script.

Read by Colin Stinton

Produced at BBC Pebble Mill by Anne-Marie Cole.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1989.


SUN 16:00 Nathaniel Hawthorne - Wakefield (b00rs19x)
A dull middle-aged man whose life has been monotonously ordinary for years, devises a plot to temporarily leave home and observe the effect on his wife from a flat opposite.

But he stays away much longer than expected - and it becomes more and more difficult for him to return...

David Haig stars in Nathaniel Hawthorne's short story dramatised by Martyn Wade.

Wakefield ...... David Haig
Hawthorne ...... John Rowe
Mrs Wakefield ...... Richenda Carey
Mr Lucas Ferris ...... Jonathan Keeble
Mrs Brand ...... Jennie Stoller
Doctor ...... Gordon Reid

Producer: Cherry Cookson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2001


SUN 17:00 Poetry Extra (b07gtdmk)
Beacons and Blue Remembered Hills

BBC Radio 4's Poet in Residence, Daljit Nagra revisits the BBC's radio poetry archive with 'Beacons and Blue Remembered Hills'.

An examination of the enduring popularity of AE Housman in a journey through the Shropshire of his most famous sequence of poems.

Actor, poet and broadcaster Elvis McGonagall (aka Richard Smith) takes Housman's longest sequence (written when he was in London) to the places that the poet was remembering as he explored some of the themes at the core of his work. At the heart of 'A Shropshire Lad' is a real sense of Englishness, unusual in a collection that concerns itself with personal and political themes in such a raw and vulnerable way - loss, grief, suicide, sexuality, nature and joy. What did the settings of 'A Shropshire Lad' - Shropshire and Worcestershire - mean to Housman?

Elvis visits many of the locations that inspired Housman's verse - London, Bromsgrove, Bredon Hill, Ludlow, The Wrekin and talks to people along the way about these evocative landscapes, asking them to read their favourite poems on the way.

Contributors include Andrew Motion, Martin Newell, Wendy Cope, Colin Dexter, Antique Roadshow's Henry Sandon and the many Housman fans of Worcestershire and Shropshire. Elvis attempts to meet Housman himself, listens to the bells of Bredon, goes in search of the loveliest of cherry trees and even finds poetry in a Brewery.

Producer: Frank Stirling
An Unique production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2011.


SUN 17:30 Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! (b01dhrn5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 18:00 Drama (b014f9qf)
Paul Evans - The Shining Guest

Following an anonymous tip off, a body is discovered in the Welsh hills. At first thought to be recent murder victim because of items found with the body, analysis reveals it to be thousands of years old. A series of events are triggered which appear to reveal a parallel world. Like the Shining Guest ants which inhabit Wood ants' nests and seem invisible to their highly aggressive hosts, the inhabitants of this secret world, the guests, have existed at the edges of our reality throughout time. Recorded on location, this haunting and atmospheric drama is written and narrated by Paul Evans.

Gwen : Alex Tregear
Voice: Maria Jardardottir
Wildlife sound recordist: Chris Watson
Sound editor: Mike Burgess
Producer / Director: Sarah Blunt.


SUN 18:45 Diana Hendry - The Lady of the Sea (b07gtgsc)
4 Extra Debut. Saul takes his daughter out for long evening drives and tells his wife that it helps to settle them both. Read by Lin Sagovsky.


SUN 19:00 The Moth Radio Hour (b07gt804)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:10 today]


SUN 19:45 Margo Jefferson - Negroland: Omnibus (b07gt7zp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SUN 20:55 Inheritance Tracks (b07jm6cz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:10 today]


SUN 21:00 World Book Club (b07gt7zy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:15 today]


SUN 21:55 Inheritance Tracks (b046csgp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:05 today]


SUN 22:00 Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! (b01dhrn5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 22:30 The Masterson Inheritance (b007jq3n)
Series 2

The Gangrene of the Mastersons

The Masterson's epic Crimean War struggle of carnage, carnality and cads.

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 July 1994.


SUN 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b07hxb5s)
The best in contemporary comedy. Arthur Smith chats to Steve Bugeja.


SUN 23:00 Think the Unthinkable (b01jb1xy)
Series 3

Matsons Electronics

Electrical retailer, Matson’s, needs a boost – but are they ready for the sort of kick delivered by this bunch?

James Carey's sitcom about a clueless bunch of management consultants, Unthinkable Solutions, effortlessly screwing-up their clients' businesses.

Starring:

Marcus Brigstocke
Robin Ince
Catherine Shepherd
Beth Chalmers

Written by James Carey.

Producer: Adam Bromley.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2004.


SUN 23:30 Laura Solon - Talking and Not Talking (b00bz9zn)
Series 1

Episode 1

Meet a reluctant beekeeper, two feuding librarians and a man determined to strike a deal with Santa.

Perrier award-winning comedian Laura Solon's sketch and character comedy series

With Ben Moor, Katherine Parkinson and Ben Willbond.

Written by Laura Solon. With additional material by the cast, Carl Cooper, Tony Roche and Andy Marlatt.

Producer: Colin Anderson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2007.



MONDAY 20 JUNE 2016

MON 00:00 Drama (b014f9qf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 00:45 Diana Hendry - The Lady of the Sea (b07gtgsc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:45 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 AS Byatt - The Frederica Quartet (Omnibus) (b07gry2w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:15 Robb Wilton: I Should Say So (b039bbjz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 on Sunday]


MON 02:30 Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler (Omnibus) (b07gtdmh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Sunday]


MON 03:45 The Parcel of Dreams (b007vcn7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:45 on Sunday]


MON 04:00 Nathaniel Hawthorne - Wakefield (b00rs19x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Poetry Extra (b07gtdmk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! (b01dhrn5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 Raffles (b01p3d3w)
Series 1

4. Nine Points of the Law

Bunny is forced to extemporise when Raffles' theft of a valuable painting seems to go wrong.

EW Hornung's early Raffles stories dramatised by David Buck.

Starring Jeremy Clyde and Michael Cochrane.

AJ Raffles ...... Jeremy Clyde
Bunny ...... Michael Cochrane
Addenbrooke ...... David Buck
Craggs ...... Nigel Graham

Signature tune composed by Jim Parker.

Directed by Gordon House

A BBC Radio 4/ BBC World Service production first broadcast in November 1985.


MON 06:30 Overexposed (b00q3cm3)
Back in 1990, a small group of photojournalists set out to witness world events. They went to Yugoslavia, Angola, Rwanda and Iraq.

Two were shot dead, and everyone was changed.

All of the contributors, including the presenter Miles Warde, were students at the London College of Printing. They went to work for Reuters, the Observer and the New York Times, and won numerous awards, including the Pulitzer, World Press Photo and several Emmys. They began work in an era when access was still easy, and the dangers perhaps not fully understood.

"While I was doing this course I did a work placement and stayed in touch with the picture editor. So when the war started in former Yugoslavia, I went to see him. He gave me the accreditation, he gave me the film and I drove to war in my little Renault Five."

The programme follows up what happened next, providing an intimate, authoritative account of life as a photojournalist.

Contributors include James Hill, Gary Calton, Sandra Balsells, Paul Lowe - the current course director of the LCC - and Colin Jacobson, former picture editor at the Independent Magazine.

Producer: Miles Ware

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2010.


MON 07:00 Charles Dickens (b00rd444)
Sketches by Boz: Series 1

The Bloomsbury Christening

The arrival of a bouncing boy is good news indeed, but not for miserable bachelor Nicodemus Dumps. Stars Nicholas Farrell.


MON 07:30 Just a Minute (b07ffj3k)
Series 75

Episode 5

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

Paul Merton, Josie Lawrence, Alexei Sayle and Graham Norton join Nicholas Parsons, and try to avoid hesitation, deviation or repetition as they talk about diverse subjects like Virginia Wade, Beef Wellington, and Physics for Beginners.

Hayley Sterling blows the whistle.
Produced by Victoria Lloyd.


MON 08:00 Parsley Sidings (b01prccq)
Series 1

The Concert

Can showbiz seduce Station Master Horace Hepplewhite away from the railways?

Starring Arthur Lowe as Horace, Ian Lavender as Bert, Liz Fraser as Gloria, Kenneth Connor as Percy and Charlotte Mitchell as Miss Pennyfeather.

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 (b007k11m)
An 'Ep' in the Country

The off-screen doings of TV soap opera stars are often more interesting than the actual programmes, particularly if you never watch the programme concerned.

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 (b038c0f2)
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, including quotations they wish they'd said and family sayings they have grown up with.

This week Nigel is joined by Woman's Hour's Jenni Murray, News presenter Matt Barbet, Children's Playwright David Wood and Journalist and writer Katharine Whitehorn.

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


MON 09:30 King Street Junior (b007jn8j)
Series 7

Witch Hunt

A peeved parent asks whether teacher knows best, and Mrs Rudd won't take no for an answer. Stars James Grout. From April 1992.


MON 10:00 Portrait of a Lady (b00chj5g)
Innocence

Young and beautiful, Isabel Archer thinks that she is in control of her fate.

Little does she know, however, that others behind the scenes are pulling the strings.

Henry James's popular novel, dramatised in three parts by Rachel Joyce.

Isabel Archer ...... Anna Maxwell Martin
Madame Merle ...... Haydn Gwynne
Lord Warburton ...... Robert Bathurst
Mrs Touchett ...... Gayle Hunnicutt
Mr Touchett ...... Peter Marinker
Ralph Touchett ...... Paul Venables
Henrietta Stackpole ...... Laurel Lefkow
Caspar Goodwood ...... Corey Johnson
Mr Bantling ...... Dan Starkey
Narrator ...... William Hope

Pianist: Duncan Walsh Atkins

Director: Tracey Neale.

First broadcast in July 2008.


MON 11:00 Book of the Week (b0135q6c)
Matthew Hollis - Now All Roads Lead to France

Episode 1

A compelling exploration of the making of one of Britain's most influential First World War poets - Edward Thomas, who is perhaps best-remembered for his poem 'Adlestrop'.

Matthew Hollis's new biography is an account of Thomas's final five years and of his momentous and mutually-inspiring friendship with the American poet, Robert Frost.

Although an accomplished prose-writer and literary critic, Edward Thomas only began writing poetry in 1914, at the age of 36. Before then, Thomas had been tormented by what he regarded as the banality of his work, by his struggle with depression and by his marriage.

But as his friendship with Frost blossomed, Thomas wrote poem after poem, and his emotional affliction began to lift. The two friends began to formulate poetic ideas that would produce some of the most remarkable verse of the twentieth century. But the First World War put an ocean between them: Frost returned to the safety of New England, while Thomas stayed to fight for the Old. It is these roads taken - and those not taken - that are at the heart of this remarkable book, which culminates in Thomas's tragic death on Easter Monday 1917.

Read by Tobias Menzies

Abridged by Richard Hamilton

Produced by Emma Harding

'Now All Roads Lead to France' is published by Faber and Faber.

Matthew Hollis is the author of a volume of poetry, 'Ground Water', which was shortlisted for the Whitbread Prize for Poetry, the Guardian First Book Award and the Forward Prize for Best First Collection. This is his first prose book.


MON 11:15 Cafe Royal (b07gxfjb)
London's Cafe Royal has long been famous as a meeting-place for writers, artists, and colourful personalities. This is a fascinating cultural history of conversation capturing the period flavour of a unique venue.

Featuring well-known figures in the literary and artistic world of the 1950s: Sir Max Beerbohm, John Betjeman, Sir Compton Mackenzie, Alan Dent, Nina Hamnett, Wyndham Lewis, Edgar Lustgarten, Louis Golding, Eric Maschwitz, Hebert Marshall, Malcolm Muggeridge, Beverley Nichols, Hesketh Pearson, Alan Pryce-Jones, Sir John Rothenstein and Dilys Powell.

Narrated by Roger Livesey.
Arranged by Guy Deghy and edited by Sasha Moorsom.
Producer: DG Bridson

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service on 28th December 1955.


MON 12:00 Parsley Sidings (b01prccq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 J Kingston Platt's Showbiz Handbook (b007k11m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 Raffles (b01p3d3w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 Overexposed (b00q3cm3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 Deborah Moggach - Tulip Fever (b007jm27)
Episode 1

1630s Amsterdam: Artist Jan Van Loos falls for his married subject...

Deborah Moggach's bestselling story of passion set during 17th century Holland's tulip mania.

Read by Emma Fielding and William Gaminara.

First published in 1999. Abridged in ten parts by Elizabeth Bradbury.

Producer: Sarah Johnson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1999.


MON 14:15 The Invention of Childhood (b00sbpg0)
Learn to Die

Exploring a thousand years of British childhood, Michael Morpurgo examines Puritanism and the effects of the Reformation.


MON 14:30 AS Byatt - The Frederica Quartet (b007jsnk)
Babel Tower, Part 1/8

Frederica has given up her care-free, independent Cambridge lifestyle.

CAST:

Older Frederica …. Rosemary Leach
Middle Frederica …. Indira Varma
Hugh Pink …. Mark Umbers
Pippy Mammott …. Deborah Findlay
Nigel …. Mark Bazeley
Leo …. Jack Langan

Written by A.S. Byatt and dramatised by John Harvey.

Producer: Mary Peate.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2002.


MON 14:45 Kazuo Ishiguro - The Remains of the Day (b07gxhrv)
On Into Dorset

On his trip to Cornwall to see Miss Kenton, Stevens faces some awkward questions about his former employer. Read by John Moffatt.

Kazuo Ishiguro's 1989 Booker Prize winner abridged by Catherine Czerkawska. After a lifetime of service as butler in one of the great stately homes of England, Stevens belatedly puts his life into perspective.

Producer: Marilyn Imrie

A BBC Radio 4 Book At Bedtime from January 1990.


MON 15:00 Portrait of a Lady (b00chj5g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 Quote... Unquote (b038c0f2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 16:30 King Street Junior (b007jn8j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


MON 17:00 Charles Dickens (b00rd444)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 17:30 Just a Minute (b07ffj3k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 18:00 John Wyndham - The Day of the Triffids (b007jrm1)
Episode 11

Bill and Coker are reunited with some of the original University group - but Josella isn't with them.

Roger May continues 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 (b00767cz)
Frank Delaney & Jackie Kay

Rosie Boycott and fellow writers Frank Delaney and Jackie Kay discuss books by Kate Grenville, Ernest Hemingway and Jean Rhys. From 2002.

Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
Publisher: Penguin

Across the River and Into the Trees by Ernest Hemingway
Publisher: Arrow

The Idea of Perfection by Kate Grenville
Publisher: Picador.


MON 19:00 Parsley Sidings (b01prccq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 J Kingston Platt's Showbiz Handbook (b007k11m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 Raffles (b01p3d3w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 Overexposed (b00q3cm3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 Book of the Week (b0135q6c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:15 Cafe Royal (b07gxfjb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


MON 22:00 Just a Minute (b07ffj3k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 Concrete Cow (b04t6vjy)
Series 2

Marriage

A couple are forced to put an exact price on love, a hi-fi obsessive goes too far and Turing needs IT support..

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 January 2004.


MON 23:00 Dead Ringers (b07flhlm)
Series 16

Episode 1

The topical satirical show that mixes political vituperation with media savaging is back. With a referendum on Europe, a presidential election in America and the BBC in crisis, the team will focus on the things that matter, and quite a few things that don't, like Top Gear and most things on BBC Three.


MON 23:30 The Vote Now Show (b07gdlkf)
EU and Yours

The Now Show: EU & Yours, is a comic take on the EU Referendum, recorded just hours before broadcast, four days before polling stations open. Should we stay or should we go? We definitely won't be giving a definitive answer, but Steve Punt, Hugh Dennis, Jon Holmes, Mitch Benn and some special guests will be here to help you make up your mind.

Presenter ... Steve Punt
Presenter ... Hugh Dennis
Guest ... Jon Holmes
Guest ... Mitch Benn

Producer ... Ed Morrish

A BBC Studios Production.



TUESDAY 21 JUNE 2016

TUE 00:00 John Wyndham - The Day of the Triffids (b007jrm1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 A Good Read (b00767cz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 Raffles (b01p3d3w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 Overexposed (b00q3cm3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 Deborah Moggach - Tulip Fever (b007jm27)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:15 The Invention of Childhood (b00sbpg0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 AS Byatt - The Frederica Quartet (b007jsnk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:45 Kazuo Ishiguro - The Remains of the Day (b07gxhrv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 Portrait of a Lady (b00chj5g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 Quote... Unquote (b038c0f2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:30 King Street Junior (b007jn8j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 Charles Dickens (b00rd444)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 Just a Minute (b07ffj3k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 Raffles (b01p3hkh)
Series 1

5. Wilful Murder

Bunny is horrified when gentleman thief Raffles calmly declares he wants to try a different crime - by planning to commit a murder.

EW Hornung's early Raffles stories dramatised by David Buck.

Starring Jeremy Clyde and Michael Cochrane.

AJ Raffles ...... Jeremy Clyde
Bunny ...... Michael Cochrane
Crawshay ...... Ron Pember
Sergeant/Waiter ...... John Church
Inspector MacKenzie ...... Henry Stamper

Signature tune composed by Jim Parker.

Director: Gordon House

A BBC Radio 4/ BBC World Service production first broadcast in November 1985.


TUE 06:30 A House for the End of Life (b00wr7rp)
Once upon a time architects made magnificent buildings in the name of health and wellbeing. The Greeks built spas around the great theatres, the medievals made cathedrals of their hospitals and opened them to pilgrims.

Susan Marling looks at work architects are doing now to dramatically enhance small healthcare buildings - especially Maggie centres which are for cancer sufferers and hospices for people with life-shortening diseases. Many of these buildings are inspirational. They show the power of good design and beautiful gardens in lifting the human spirit and restoring to the patient a sense of dignity and individuality.

Susan speaks to leading architects Rem Koolhaus, Richard Murphy and Ian Clark. She visits the award winning St Oswald's hospice in Newcastle, and the Maggie centre by Frank Gehry in Dundee. Julia Neuberger talks about our contemporary attitude to death and ways in which architects are confronting it.

Producer: Susan Marling

A Just Radio production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in December 2010.


TUE 07:00 Two Doors Down (b0086dhm)
Series 1

Ranting and Railings

Miss Black's vision is for all houses to have matching Victorian railings - and hers must be authentic. But her lodger, Victor sparks chaos when he gets the erection dates muddled up.

The bohemian residents of Marlborough Road in Belfast are saved from chaos by their cleaning lady, Sally.

Frances Tomelty stars in Annie McCartney's sitcom.

Sally ...... Frances Tomelty
Miss Black ...... Roma Tomelty
Fintan ...... Gerard Murphy
Evie ...... Katy Gleadhill
Victor ...... Alan Mckee
Saffron ...... Ali White
Anna ...... Bethan Lloyd
Simon ...... Patrick Gleadhill
Trevor ...... Gerard McSorley

Directed at BBC Belfast by Tanya Nash.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2001.


TUE 07:30 My Teenage Diary (b07ffxtj)
Series 7

Michael Rosen

Poet and broadcaster Michael Rosen reads from his teenage diaries which focus on growing up as a naughty schoolboy in the 1960s, his early enthusiasm for politics and his warm, loving and unusual family life.

He discusses his formative years with Rufus Hound.

Producer: Harriet Jaine
Executive Producer: Aled Evans

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


TUE 08:00 Over the Garden Wall (b04v986b)
From 07/10/1948

Norman Evans plays toothless Lancastrian housewife Fanny Fairbottom, later inspiring Les Dawson's homage Ada. From October 1948.


TUE 08:30 The Men from the Ministry (b016dgvc)
She'll Have To Go

Can the bungling bureaucrats save their secretary from the scrap heap?
Stars Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler.

With Norma Ronald, Ronald Baddiley, John Graham and Gillie Graham.

Written by Edward Taylor and John Graham.

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

Producer: Edward Taylor

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 4 in September 1974.


TUE 09:00 Dead Ringers (b07flhlm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:30 Ayres on the Air (b01n6yj5)
Series 4

Winter

Popular poet Pam Ayres concludes her series of poetry and sketch shows about the seasons with a look at winter.
.
Subjects include that magic combination of cold weather and broken boilers; the art of comparing ailments with an update of the Yuletide song The 12 Days of Christmas and, as we reach the end of the Winter season ,Pam tells how to fan the dying flame of passion, come Valentine's Day.

Poems include: Who's Had My Scissors, Ever Since I Had Me Op and Insomnia.

With Felicity Montagu and Geoffrey Whitehead

Producer: Claire Jones.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra in October 2012.


TUE 10:00 Portrait of a Lady (b00cly4q)
Deceit

The beautiful and free-spirited Isabel Archer is now a very rich woman.

Two men have declared their love for her, but she does not want to be married.

Resolved to enjoy her fortune, she begins her travels...

Henry James's novel, dramatised by Rachel Joyce.

Isabel Archer ...... Anna Maxwell Martin
Madame Merle ...... Haydn Gwynne
Lord Warburton ...... Robert Bathurst
Mrs Touchett ...... Gayle Hunnicutt
Gilbert Osmond ...... Colin Stinton
Ralph Touchett ...... Paul Venables
Henrietta Stackpole ...... Laurel Lefkow
Caspar Goodwood ...... Corey Johnson
Mr Bantling ...... Dan Starkey
Countess Gemini ...... Barbara Barnes
Pansy Osmond ...... Penelope Rawlins
Edward Rosier ...... Nyasha Hatendi
Mother Catherine ...... Joan Walker
Mother Justine ...... Liz Sutherland
Narrator ...... William Hope

Pianist: Duncan Walsh Atkins

Director: Tracey Neale.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2008.


TUE 11:00 Book of the Week (b0135z1h)
Matthew Hollis - Now All Roads Lead to France

Episode 2

A compelling exploration of the making of one of Britain's most influential First World War poets - Edward Thomas, who is perhaps best-remembered for his poem 'Adlestrop'.

Matthew Hollis's new biography is an account of Thomas's final five years and of his momentous and mutually-inspiring friendship with the American poet, Robert Frost.

Although an accomplished prose-writer and literary critic, Edward Thomas only began writing poetry in 1914, at the age of 36. Before then, Thomas had been tormented by what he regarded as the banality of his work, by his struggle with depression and by his marriage.

But as his friendship with Frost blossomed, Thomas wrote poem after poem, and his emotional affliction began to lift. The two friends began to formulate poetic ideas that would produce some of the most memorable verse of the twentieth century. But the First World War put an ocean between them: Frost returned to the safety of New England, while Thomas stayed to fight for the Old. It is these roads taken - and those not taken - that are at the heart of this remarkable book, which culminates in Thomas's tragic death on Easter Monday 1917.

In today's episode, the first meeting of Edward Thomas and Robert Frost marks the start of a life-changing friendship.

Read by Tobias Menzies

Abridged by Richard Hamilton

Produced by Emma Harding

'Now All Roads Lead to France' is published by Faber and Faber.

AUTHOR: Matthew Hollis is the author of a volume of poetry, 'Ground Water', which was shortlisted for the Whitbread Prize for Poetry, the Guardian First Book Award and the Forward Prize for Best First Collection. This is his first prose book.


TUE 11:15 Drama (b007748q)
Annamaria Murphy - Rosie's Beauty

By Annamaria Murphy.

Rosie runs a beauty parlour in her village. Most of her clients come to talk and Rosie is invited to share some of the dark secrets that make up the community in which she lives.

Rosie Craze ...... Mary Woodvine
Martha Taper ...... Barbara Jefford
Lily Harvey ...... Amanda Lawrence
Ellen Hosken ...... Mandy Simons
Michael Harvey ...... Stephen Hall
Irish Reilly ...... Charles Barnecut

Directed by Claire Grove.


TUE 12:00 Over the Garden Wall (b04v986b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 The Men from the Ministry (b016dgvc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 Raffles (b01p3hkh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 A House for the End of Life (b00wr7rp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 Deborah Moggach - Tulip Fever (b007jm2s)
Episode 2

As tulip mania grips Amsterdam, Sophia's attraction to Jan increases. Read by Emma Fielding and William Gaminara.


TUE 14:15 The Invention of Childhood (b00sbrlb)
It Was a Precious Child

Michael Morpurgo explores how the Puritan ethos affected children and the way of family life.


TUE 14:30 AS Byatt - The Frederica Quartet (b007jsnw)
Babel Tower, Part 2/8

Daniel gets an urgent phone call about his daughter.

CAST:

Older Frederica …. Rosemary Leach
Ginnie …. Hannah Dee
Ruth …. Jasmine Hyde
Mary …. Ruby Williams
Will …. Alex Etchart
Bill/First Caller …. Geoffrey Whitehead
Daniel …. Shaun Dooley
Steelwire …. Mark Heap
Winifred …. Barbara Flynn
Male Voice …. Ian Masters

Written by A.S. Byatt and dramatised by John Harvey.

Producer: Mary Peate.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2002.


TUE 14:45 Kazuo Ishiguro - The Remains of the Day (b07h0tnj)
At Moscombe Near Tavistock

Lord Darlington asks Stevens to make changes to the staff, which leads to a clash with Miss Kenton. Read by John Moffatt. From January 1990.


TUE 15:00 Portrait of a Lady (b00cly4q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 Counterpoint (b00f6sw0)
2005

Heat 9

Ned Sherrin hosts the music quiz with Adrian Clark of London, Richard De Lacey from Suffolk and John Hambley from London.


TUE 16:30 Ayres on the Air (b01n6yj5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


TUE 17:00 Two Doors Down (b0086dhm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 17:30 My Teenage Diary (b07ffxtj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 18:00 John Wyndham - The Day of the Triffids (b007jrmd)
Episode 12

Bill and Coker check out of Tynsham Manor and set out to track down the rest of the University group. Cult novel read by Roger May.


TUE 18:30 The Tingle Factor (b07h0z8v)
Peter Skellern

Singer-songwriter and pianist, Peter Skellern talks to Robin Ray about the sounds which stirs his emotions.

Recalling his life and career, Peter's selection includes Ketty Lester, Phil Harris and commentary from a legendary Apollo spaceflight.

Producer: Andrew Mussett
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1991.


TUE 19:00 Over the Garden Wall (b04v986b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 The Men from the Ministry (b016dgvc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 Raffles (b01p3hkh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 A House for the End of Life (b00wr7rp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 Book of the Week (b0135z1h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 21:15 Drama (b007748q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


TUE 22:00 My Teenage Diary (b07ffxtj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 Bleak Expectations (b01p41hd)
Series 5

An Alrightish Life Savagely Frozen to Bits

Pip races to Antarctica to thwart another fiendish plot by his evil ex-guardian, Mr Gently Benevolent.

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
Explorer ..... Mark Evans

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2012.


TUE 23:00 Children's Hour with Armstrong and Miller (b00911f4)
Episode 3

In an optimistic attempt at cultural review, Craig Children and Martin Bain-Jones throw a Come As You Aren't party.

Ben Miller and Alexander Armstrong star as the pompous critics.

With:

Charlie Condou
Melissa Lloyd
Tony Gardner

Written by Ben Miller, Alexander Armstrong, David Mitchell and Robert Webb.

Producer: Jon Rolph

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1998.


TUE 23:30 The Remains of Foley and McColl (b007m4dx)
Subtle

Sean Foley and Hamish McColl investigate the art of subtlety by visiting a Jane Austen novel.

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

With:

Rose English
Count Arthur Strong
Chris Larner

Producer: Lissa Evans

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2000.



WEDNESDAY 22 JUNE 2016

WED 00:00 John Wyndham - The Day of the Triffids (b007jrmd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 The Tingle Factor (b07h0z8v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 Raffles (b01p3hkh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 A House for the End of Life (b00wr7rp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 Deborah Moggach - Tulip Fever (b007jm2s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday]


WED 02:15 The Invention of Childhood (b00sbrlb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Tuesday]


WED 02:30 AS Byatt - The Frederica Quartet (b007jsnw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:45 Kazuo Ishiguro - The Remains of the Day (b07h0tnj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 Portrait of a Lady (b00cly4q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 Counterpoint (b00f6sw0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:30 Ayres on the Air (b01n6yj5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 Two Doors Down (b0086dhm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 My Teenage Diary (b07ffxtj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 Raffles (b01p3mq2)
Series 1

6. The Chest of Silver

With Inspector MacKenzie's suspicions about Raffles' professional life growing, AJ decides it's time to visit Scotland.

But Bunny is not to go with him: he has the responsibility of guarding Raffles' illegally-acquired silver plate.

Starring Jeremy Clyde and Michael Cochrane.

EW Hornung's early Raffles stories dramatised by David Buck.

Inspector MacKenzie ...... Henry Stamper
Man at Turkish Baths ...... David Garth
Man at Turkish Baths ...... Garard Green
Man at Bank ...... Richard Durden
Man at Bank ...... Robin Summers
Clerk ...... Brian Smith
Porter ...... Adrian Egan
Cabman ...... Gordon Reid
Flunkey ...... David Learner

Signature tune composed by Jim Parker.

Directed by Gordon House

A BBC Radio 4/ BBC World Service production first broadcast in 1985.


WED 06:30 3D In Perspective (b00wdgmq)
Bringing together the science of 3D TV with a wide-ranging history of art and entertainment, Andrew Collins examines our centuries-old fascination with representing the world that exists in three visual dimensions. In modern 3D entertainment, today's technologists are fighting the same battles with geometry, depth of field, light and texture as 15th Century painters. Award-winning visual effects supervisor, Paddy Eason discusses the debt that 3D imaging owes to its painterly predecessors.

At The National Gallery, art historian Professor David Ekserdjian explains how, from the changing shape of a canvas to the arrival of oil paint, the architects and artists of the Renaissance, challenged our notions of reality. Andrew enters a world of optical illusion, trawling piles of perspective pictures and stereo photographs at The Bill Douglas Centre for The History of Cinema and Popular Culture. Lecturer in Victorian Studies, John Plunkett explains, the appeal of 18th and 19th century optical or 'philosophical' toys, made possible by good lenses and mirrors. Often dismissed as novelty, they emerged from groundbreaking research on the physiology of vision.

The history of 3D is littered with failed technologies, including 3D films that predate cinema sound. Professor Neil Dodgson from The Computer Laboratory in Cambridge is a 3D expert. He outlines the obstacles, in particular the poorly paid projectionist and ultimately the limitations of human vision. Neuroscientist Dr Sue Barry, understands the visceral appeal of 3D. Aged 50, she experienced her first thrilling sense of 3D immersion after years of being 'stereoblind' and suggests why we are so preoccupied with experiencing virtual 3D space.

Producer: Tamsin Hughes

A Testbed production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in December 2010.


WED 07:00 A Whole 'Nother Story (b00763xr)
Series 1

Velvet Pants and Padded Bras

After her terrible rejection, Pete tries to convince Cassie that she’s definitely not a sad old cat-keeping spinster.

But it's becoming clear that they haven't been quite as disinterested in each other's love lives as perhaps they've appeared...

The first of three series of Amanda Murphy’s comedy-drama series about a friendship between a man and a woman.

Starring Debra Stephenson as Cassie and David Lamb as Pete.

PJ ...... Brendan Burns
Dad ...... Mike Grady
Mum ...... Anne Reid

Producer: Graham Frost

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2001.


WED 07:30 Heresy (b07fg6tt)
Series 10

Episode 5

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

With comedians Lee Mack and David Baddiel and performer and QI elf Andrew Hunter Murray.

Together they discuss Netflix, father figures and Katie Hopkins.

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


WED 08:00 The Navy Lark (b00lmqts)
Series 7

Mr Murray Is Victimised

Captain Povey decides 'divide and rule' is the best way to deal with the crew of HMS Troutbridge.

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

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in July 1965.


WED 08:30 Hancock's Half Hour (b00dyp5l)
The First Night Party

The lad throws a launch party - with cocktails and dinner - for his very first half hour, but things don't quite go to plan.

Starring Tony Hancock.

With Moira Lister, Bill Kerr, Sidney James, Gerald Campion and Kenneth Williams.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music written by Wally Stott.

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in November 1954.


WED 09:00 Jest a Minute (b0133g72)
Series 1

Episode 5

Justin Moorhouse, Sarah Millican, Chris Corcoran and Jeff Green star in Rhod Gilbert's comedy quiz. From September 2006.


WED 09:30 Rent (b04crvbz)
Series 1

Episode 2

Now they've got students Paul and Ruby as lodgers, Maria and Richard are finding out they're not as young and groovy as they'd thought...

House share comedy about taking in lodgers written by Lucy Flannery.

Maria ...... Barbara Flynn
Richard ...... Patrick Barlow
Amy ...... Linda Polan
Ruby ...... Diane Louise-Jordan
Paul ...... Toby Longworth

Producer: Liz Anstee.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1993.


WED 10:00 Portrait of a Lady (b00cq3jj)
Truth

Isabel has been married to the handsome and urbane Gilbert Osmond for three years.

Like a sparkling and brilliant jewel, she is part of his collection of beautiful things, but she is about to discover a startling truth.

Conclusion of Henry James's novel, dramatised by Rachel Joyce.

Isabel Archer ...... Anna Maxwell Martin
Madame Merle ...... Haydn Gwynne
Lord Warburton ...... Robert Bathurst
Mrs Touchett ...... Gayle Hunnicutt
Gilbert Osmond ...... Colin Stinton
Ralph Touchett ...... Paul Venables
Henrietta Stackpole ...... Laurel Lefkow
Caspar Goodwood ...... Corey Johnson
Countess Gemini ...... Barbara Barnes
Edward Rosier ...... Nyasha Hatendi
Mother Catherine ...... Joan Walker
Narrator ...... William Hope

Pianist: Duncan Walsh Atkins

Director: Tracey Neale.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2008.


WED 11:00 Book of the Week (b01381n5)
Matthew Hollis - Now All Roads Lead to France

Episode 3

A compelling exploration of the making of one of Britain's most influential First World War poets - Edward Thomas, who is perhaps best-remembered for his poem 'Adlestrop'.

Matthew Hollis's new biography is an account of Thomas's final five years and of his momentous and mutually-inspiring friendship with the American poet, Robert Frost.

Although an accomplished prose-writer and literary critic, Edward Thomas only began writing poetry in 1914, at the age of 36. Before then, Thomas had been tormented by what he regarded as the banality of his work, by his struggle with depression and by his marriage.

But as his friendship with Frost blossomed, Thomas wrote poem after poem, and his emotional affliction began to lift. The two friends began to formulate poetic ideas that would produce some of the most remarkable verse of the twentieth century. But the First World War put an ocean between them: Frost returned to the safety of New England, while Thomas stayed to fight for the Old. It is these roads taken - and those not taken - that are at the heart of this remarkable book, which culminates in Thomas's tragic death on Easter Monday 1917.

In today's episode, Edward Thomas and Robert Frost have an emotional encounter with a hostile gamekeeper, and Thomas sits down to write his first poem.

Read by Tobias Menzies

Abridged by Richard Hamilton

Produced by Emma Harding

'Now All Roads Lead to France' is published by Faber and Faber.

AUTHOR: Matthew Hollis is the author of a volume of poetry, 'Ground Water', which was shortlisted for the Whitbread Prize for Poetry, the Guardian First Book Award and the Forward Prize for Best First Collection. This is his first prose book.


WED 11:15 Dave Sheasby - The Amazing Ratman Story (b007mb5v)
An old man has a tale to tell about a piper, a mare and a town plagued with rats.

But no one wants to listen, unless his story makes good TV...

Dave Sheasby's drama stars Bernard Cribbins as Jack, Geraldine Fitzgerald as Kate, Colin Salmon as Gruchen, Giles Fagan as Dave and Andrew Wincott as Nurse Downs.

Music composed and performed by Keith Waite.

Director: Pam Fraser Solomon

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2000.


WED 12:00 The Navy Lark (b00lmqts)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 Hancock's Half Hour (b00dyp5l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 Raffles (b01p3mq2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 3D In Perspective (b00wdgmq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 Deborah Moggach - Tulip Fever (b007jm38)
Episode 3

Jan and Sophia's attraction to each other is overwhelming, but can it stay secret? Read by Emma Fielding and William Gaminara.


WED 14:15 The Invention of Childhood (b00sbx09)
The Vast Usefulness of Reading

Michael Morpurgo explores education's expansion for boys in the 17th century, and when boyhood ended and manhood began.


WED 14:30 AS Byatt - The Frederica Quartet (b007jsp4)
Babel Tower, Part 3/8

Frederica's fraught marriage is put under even greater strain when she makes a discovery.

CAST:

Older Frederica …. Rosemary Leach
Middle Frederica …. Indira Varma
Nigel …. Mark Bazeley
Alexander …. Adam Kotz
Hugh Pink …. Mark Umbers
Bill …. Geoffrey Whitehead
Daniel …. Shaun Dooley

Written by A.S. Byatt and dramatised by John Harvey.

Producer: Mary Peate.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2002.


WED 14:45 Kazuo Ishiguro - The Remains of the Day (b07h166x)
A Trying Situation

As Stevens reflects on his service to Lord Darlington, he begins to question if it was in a worthy cause. Read by John Moffatt. From January 1990.


WED 15:00 Portrait of a Lady (b00cq3jj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 Jest a Minute (b0133g72)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


WED 16:30 Rent (b04crvbz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


WED 17:00 A Whole 'Nother Story (b00763xr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 17:30 Heresy (b07fg6tt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 18:00 John Wyndham - The Day of the Triffids (b007jrmt)
Episode 13

More determined than ever to find his friend Josella, Bill Masen faces a tough decision. Cult novel read by Roger May.


WED 18:30 Off the Page (b008h4rc)
Anything But Shy

Dominic Arkwright, Susie Scott, Carl Honoré and Olivia Stewart-Liberty discuss why shyness is now a social stigma. From 2007.


WED 19:00 The Navy Lark (b00lmqts)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 Hancock's Half Hour (b00dyp5l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 Raffles (b01p3mq2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 3D In Perspective (b00wdgmq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 Book of the Week (b01381n5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 21:15 Dave Sheasby - The Amazing Ratman Story (b007mb5v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


WED 22:00 Heresy (b07fg6tt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! (b03wq26m)
Series 1

Smugglers

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, the local seafarers' pub starts serving only coffee, there's no denying it's rum....the coffee, that is. So who better than Milton to sort it out?

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 (b07hxbjg)
The best in contemporary comedy. Tiff Stevenson chats to Alice Fraser.


WED 23:00 The Mel and Sue Thing (b00769tt)
Episode 2

More comedy mayhem starring Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins.

Continuing the adventures of spoilt Harriet and her pushy aunt in the second part of Jane Austen's lost novella, Fanny Adams

Meet the grumpy French au pairs, plus a special preview performance of the Ukranian entry for next year's Eurovision Song Contest.

With Paul Chahidi

Written by Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins.

Producer: Elizabeth Freestone.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2002.


WED 23:30 The Hudson and Pepperdine Show (b0075t8y)
Series 1

Episode 3

Being a 'breatharian' sparks disaster for host Mel.

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

With Martin Hyder, Keith Wickham and Jim North.

Script editor: Graeme Garden

Producers: Claire Jones and Helen Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2000.



THURSDAY 23 JUNE 2016

THU 00:00 John Wyndham - The Day of the Triffids (b007jrmt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 Off the Page (b008h4rc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 Raffles (b01p3mq2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 3D In Perspective (b00wdgmq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 Deborah Moggach - Tulip Fever (b007jm38)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:15 The Invention of Childhood (b00sbx09)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 AS Byatt - The Frederica Quartet (b007jsp4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:45 Kazuo Ishiguro - The Remains of the Day (b07h166x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 Portrait of a Lady (b00cq3jj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 Jest a Minute (b0133g72)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:30 Rent (b04crvbz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 A Whole 'Nother Story (b00763xr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 Heresy (b07fg6tt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 Father Brown Stories (b00f0sgw)
Series 2

The Perishing of the Pendragons

Mystery afloat as a Cornish family's curse starts to unravel. Who will come into his rightful inheritance - and will Father Brown be in time to avert a tragedy?

Stars Andrew Sachs as Father Brown.

GK Chesterton's stories of an amateur clerical sleuth with an uncanny understanding of the criminal mind at work.

Father Brown ...... Andrew Sachs
Flambeau ...... Olivier Pierre
The Admiral ...... Edward Kelsey
Sir Cecil Fanshaw ...... Brian Hewlett
Tregear ...... Keith Kraushaar
Tommy/Walter ...... James Goode

Dramatised by John Scotney

Directed at BBC Bristol by Alec Reid

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1986


THU 06:30 The Mystery of Father Brown: Ann Widdecombe Investigates (b010xzzf)
2011 marks the 100th anniversary of the publication of The Innocence of Father Brown. Ann Widdecombe goes on the trail of G.K.Chesterton's crime solving priest whose unlikely methods make him one of the great heroes of the Golden Age of Detective Fiction. She talks to fans A.N.Wilson and Simon Brett, and traces the creation of Father Brown to the friendship between Chesterton and Mgr John O'Connor, an Irish Priest who later converted Chesterton to Catholicism.


THU 07:00 All the Young Dudes (b019m2ys)
Series 2

Still Crazy

Patrick wonders who Green Day are, and Joe turns into a doting daddy. Written by and starring Jim Sweeney. From September 2002.


THU 07:30 Paul Sinha's History Revision (b07fl6sk)
Series 2

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

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

In this episode, Paul asks "How did we get here?", quite literally, getting the studio audience to tell him how they got to the BBC Radio Theatre, and then regaling them with stories from the history of transport. From the area of London that became a Russian train station, to the man who revolutionised both the motor industry and the music charts, to the names of airports around the world, this programme about the world of planes, trains and automobiles will provide fascinating facts and surprising stories (unless you listen on a weekend, when a bus replacement service is in operation).

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

Written and performed by Paul Sinha
Produced by Ed Morrish

A BBC Radio Comedy Production.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2016.


THU 08:00 The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter (b007jz94)
Series 3

The Flat

Author Gerald and his wife Diana's holiday abroad is far from relaxing.

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

With Michael McClain, Fiona Mathieson and Garard Green.

Written by Basil Boothroyd.

Producer: Bobby Jaye

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1979.


THU 08:30 Radio Active (b07h1k5h)
Series 5

Wey Hey, It's Saturday

A special train gets named, while Aaron the Aardvark very grudgingly joins the Saturday kids show.

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

Music by Steve Brown, Philip Pope and Geoffrey Perkins.

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

Producer: Jamie Rix

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1985.


THU 09:00 Booked (b0075skq)
Series 4

Episode 2

Ian McMillan chairs the irreverent writing game.

Regular panellists Mark Thomas and Dillie Keane are joined by Arthur Smith and David Stafford.

Producer: Marc Jobst

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1998.


THU 09:30 When the Dog Dies (b044h9bk)
Series 4

Ships That Pass

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 Three - Ships That Pass
Sandy is worried about memory loss. His son has a morbid fear of sofas. Sandy could help, but he's booked a holiday in an igloo with a man he doesn't really like. When he takes a fashionable memory cure, he remembers some things that were better left forgotten.

Written by Ian Davidson and Peter Vincent

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


THU 10:00 Classic Serial (b00m5sr5)
Thomas Hardy - Two on a Tower

Episode 1

Dramatisation by Jon Sen of Thomas Hardy's tragic tale of star-crossed lovers in the West Country.

When Lady Viviette Constantine discovers the handsome young astronomer Swithin St Cleeve on the lonely tower on her estate, a story of passion and sacrifice begins.

Lady Constantine ...... Maggie O'Neill
Swithin St Cleeve ...... Blake Ritson
Parson Torkingham ...... Conrad Nelson
Tabitha Lark ...... Amy Humphreys
Fellows ...... Stephen Tomlin
Granny Martin ...... Pauline Jefferson
Louis ...... Richard Heap
Joshua ...... Carter Dowland

Directed by Stefan Escreet.


THU 11:00 Book of the Week (b0138521)
Matthew Hollis - Now All Roads Lead to France

Episode 4

A compelling exploration of the making of one of Britain's most influential First World War poets - Edward Thomas, who is perhaps best-remembered for his poem 'Adlestrop'.

Matthew Hollis's new biography is an account of Thomas's final five years and of his momentous and mutually-inspiring friendship with the American poet, Robert Frost.

Although an accomplished prose-writer and literary critic, Edward Thomas only began writing poetry in 1914, at the age of 36. Before then, Thomas had been tormented by what he regarded as the banality of his work, by his struggle with depression and by his marriage.

But as his friendship with Frost blossomed, Thomas wrote poem after poem, and his emotional affliction began to lift. The two friends began to formulate poetic ideas that would produce some of the most remarkable verse of the twentieth century. But the First World War put an ocean between them: Frost returned to the safety of New England, while Thomas stayed to fight for the Old. It is these roads taken - and those not taken - that are at the heart of this remarkable book, which culminates in Thomas's tragic death on Easter Monday 1917.

In today's episode, Thomas wrestles with the conundrum of whether to enlist. A poem by his friend Robert Frost forces his hand.

Read by Tobias Menzies

Abridged by Richard Hamilton

Produced by Emma Harding

'Now All Roads Lead to France' is published by Faber and Faber.

AUTHOR: Matthew Hollis is the author of a volume of poetry, 'Ground Water', which was shortlisted for the Whitbread Prize for Poetry, the Guardian First Book Award and the Forward Prize for Best First Collection. This is his first prose book.


THU 11:15 Drama (b00cc9hh)
Nell Leyshon - War Bride

By Nell Leyshon.

The Second World War is over and Eleanor and Clarence are on a ship, emigrating to Canada. Young Eleanor is running away from the farm she grew up on - and her parents don't know. When Eleanor discovers that her childhood sweetheart Frank is also on board, she starts to retreat from Clarence into the world of her imagination. Eleanor is vulnerable a long way from home. Who can she trust?

Eleanor ...... Charlotte Emmerson
Clarence ...... Simon Lee Phillips
Frank ...... Joseph Kloska

Directed by Susan Roberts.


THU 12:00 The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter (b007jz94)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 Radio Active (b07h1k5h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 Father Brown Stories (b00f0sgw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 The Mystery of Father Brown: Ann Widdecombe Investigates (b010xzzf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 Deborah Moggach - Tulip Fever (b007jm3t)
Episode 4

Sophia must act quickly to stop her affair being revealed to her husband. Read by Emma Fielding and William Gaminara.


THU 14:15 The Invention of Childhood (b00scw5x)
But Can She Spin?

Michael Morpurgo learns how girls' education regressed in the 16th century, with the sinful Eve as the main female archetype.


THU 14:30 AS Byatt - The Frederica Quartet (b007jspg)
Babel Tower, Part 4/8

Nigel goes in search of Frederica, who has left, taking Leo with her.

CAST:

Middle Frederica …. Indira Varma
Alan …. Kenny Blyth
Thomas …. Gerard McDermott
Rupert Parrott …. Robert Portal
Jude Mason …. Mark Heap
Nigel …. Mark Bazeley
Hugh Pink …. Mark Umbers
Bill …. Geoffrey Whitehead
Alexander …. Adam Kotz
Leo …. Jack Langan

Written by A.S. Byatt and dramatised by John Harvey.

Producer: Mary Peate.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2002.


THU 14:45 Kazuo Ishiguro - The Remains of the Day (b07h1gvt)
Little Compton, Cornwall

Stevens's professional calm is interrupted by a new guest, and a momentous meeting with Miss Kenton. Read by John Moffatt. From February 1990.


THU 15:00 Classic Serial (b00m5sr5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 Booked (b0075skq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


THU 16:30 When the Dog Dies (b044h9bk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


THU 17:00 All the Young Dudes (b019m2ys)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 17:30 Paul Sinha's History Revision (b07fl6sk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 18:00 John Wyndham - The Day of the Triffids (b007jrnw)
Episode 14

As his hunt for Josella continues, Bill Masen also tries to help the orphaned Susan. Cult novel read by Roger May.


THU 18:30 Great Lives (b007766p)
Series 12

Joe Strummer

Comedian and broadcaster Phill Jupitus chooses the lead singer of The Clash, Joe Strummer. With Matthew Parris. From April 2007.


THU 19:00 The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter (b007jz94)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 Radio Active (b07h1k5h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 Father Brown Stories (b00f0sgw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 The Mystery of Father Brown: Ann Widdecombe Investigates (b010xzzf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 Book of the Week (b0138521)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


THU 21:15 Drama (b00cc9hh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


THU 22:00 Paul Sinha's History Revision (b07fl6sk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 The Music Teacher (b039q5ft)
Series 3

Episode 2

Richie Webb returns as multi-instrumentalist music teacher Nigel Penny.

Belinda's decision to allow the Arts Centre to be a wedding venue means Nigel is charged with providing the music. But his efforts to soundtrack the happiest day of Ebony's life are somewhat hampered by a tone deaf bridesmaid, a pupil with a phobia of sharps and flats and the need to have his piano re-tuned every five minutes.

Directed by Nick Walker
Audio production by Matt Katz

Written and produced by Richie Webb
A Top Dog production for BBC Radio 4.


THU 22:45 Can't Tell Nathan Caton Nothing (b01s8mpr)
Series 2

About Careful Driving

Can't Tell Nathan Caton Nothing - tells the story of young, up-and-coming comedian Nathan Caton, who after becoming the first in his family to graduate from University, opted not to use his architecture degree but instead to try his hand at being a full-time stand-up comedian, much to his family's annoyance who desperately want him to get a 'proper job.'

Each episode illustrates the criticism, interference and rollercoaster ride that Nathan endures from his disapproving family as he tries to pursue his chosen career.

The series is a mix of Nathan's stand-up intercut with scenes from his family life.

Janet a.k.a. Mum is probably the kindest and most lenient of the disappointed family members. At the end of the day she just wants the best for her son. However, she aint looking embarrassed for nobody!

Martin a.k.a. Dad is clumsy and hard-headed and leaves running the house to his wife (she wouldn't allow it to be any other way).

Shirley a.k.a. Grandma cannot believe she left the paradise in the West Indies and came to the freezing United Kingdom for a better life so that years later her grandson could 'tell jokes!' It's not the good Christian way!

So with all this going on in the household what will Nathan do? Will he be able to persist and follow his dreams? Or will he give in to his family's interference?

About Careful Driving

Nathan Caton acknowledges that his Dad loves his car more than him.

Nathan ..... Nathan Caton
Mun ..... Adjoa Andoh
Dad ..... Curtis Walker
Grandma ..... Mona Hammond
Sue ..... Chizzy Akudolu
Police Officer ..... Don Gilet
Police Officer 2 ..... Ola

Written by Nathan Caton and James Kettle.
Additional Material by Ola and Maff Brown.
Produced by Katie Tyrrell.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2013.


THU 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b07hxbn1)
The best in contemporary comedy. Tiff Stevenson chats to Alice Fraser.


THU 23:00 Old Harry's Game (b007jvj6)
Series 4

Sleep

Satan has never been to sleep, so Thomas and the Professor try to give him forty winks. Devilish sitcom stars Andy Hamilton. From April 2001.


THU 23:30 Polyoaks (b01ns7vz)
Series 2

A Question of Psychology

Have you ever wondered about the profitability of mental health? Or why your locum looks familiar? Or what's so fascinating on your doctor's computer? Or what that funny rash is? And how long he's had it? These and other questions may well be answered in this brand new series of the Radio 4 satire set in Polyoaks, that flagship of enlightened West Country General Practice at the forefront of a constantly reforming NHS.

Nigel Planer stars as Dr. Roy Thornton and Simon Greenall as his brother Dr. Hugh Thornton in a clinic always at odds with itself over diagnoses, funding, clinical commissioning groups, Jeremy Hunt and the ever more dubious commercial activities of their associate, TV's Dr. Jeremy (David Westhead), who's still diagnosing with Google, selling patent remedies and generally teetering on the brink of any number of malpractice suits.

If you want to know what it's really like to live and work in the brave new world of modern health care - or why your GP often has that confused expression on their face - visit Polyoaks and ask for a second opinion.

CAST:
Dr. Roy Thornton .................... Nigel Planer
Dr. Hugh Thornton .................. Simon Greenall
TV's Dr. Jeremy ...................... David Westhead
Betty Crossfield ...................... Jane Whittenshaw
Nurse Vera Duplessis .............. Polly Frame
Mr. Devlin ............................... Phil Cornwell
The Practice's patients and associates were played by Mel Hudson and Duncan Wisbey.

Polyoaks is written by Dr. Phil Hammond and David Spicer and directed by Frank Stirling.

Producer: Frank Stirling
A Unique production for BBC Radio 4.



FRIDAY 24 JUNE 2016

FRI 00:00 John Wyndham - The Day of the Triffids (b007jrnw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 Great Lives (b007766p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 Father Brown Stories (b00f0sgw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 The Mystery of Father Brown: Ann Widdecombe Investigates (b010xzzf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 Deborah Moggach - Tulip Fever (b007jm3t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:15 The Invention of Childhood (b00scw5x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 AS Byatt - The Frederica Quartet (b007jspg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:45 Kazuo Ishiguro - The Remains of the Day (b07h1gvt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 Classic Serial (b00m5sr5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 Booked (b0075skq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:30 When the Dog Dies (b044h9bk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 All the Young Dudes (b019m2ys)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 Paul Sinha's History Revision (b07fl6sk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 Father Brown Stories (b00f0sgy)
Series 2

The Arrow of Heaven

An American millionaire safe in his fortress, death threats, a murky past and a bolt from the blue. Father Brown, on his first visit to the United States, unravels the mystery and exposes thereby a mire of hypocrisy.

Stars Andrew Sachs as Father Brown.

GK Chesterton's stories of an amateur clerical sleuth with an uncanny understanding of the criminal mind at work.

Father Brown ...... Andrew Sachs
Barnard ...... Ed Bishop
Harris ...... Guy Gregory
Wendell ...... Andrew Branch
Norman Drage ...... Sean Prendergast
Brander Merton ...... Richard Durden
Peter Wayne ...... Johnny Myers
Matt ...... Harry Towb
Customs Officer ...... Tim Reynolds

Dramatised by John Scotney

Directed at BBC Bristol by Alec Reid.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1986.


FRI 06:30 Based on a True Story (b00g63pz)
The first production of Howard Brenton's play Never So Good brought to life on stage the experiences of Harold Macmillan. In this programme, which reflects on real life events set against their fictional portrayal, Peter Curran discusses the production with Brenton, Jeremy Irons, who played Macmillan, and Lord Alexander Stockton, the grandson of Macmillan and his close companion in later life.Producer Kevin DawsonA Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.


FRI 07:00 Crowned Hudds (b00qh0lv)
Grecian 2001

Liberation for Helen of Troy? Roy Hudd's historical royal romp, with June Whitfield and Chris Emmett. From September 1995.


FRI 07:30 Clare in the Community (b038xtdd)
Edinburgh Special: In Treatment

Clare and Brian's relationship has always been fraught but with communication at an all time low the couple try relationship counselling. A one-off episode recorded in Edinburgh at the Festival.

Sally Phillips is Clare Barker the social worker who has all the right jargon but never a practical solution. A control freak, Clare likes nothing better than interfering in other people's lives on both a professional and personal basis. Clare is in her thirties, white, middle class and heterosexual, all of which are occasional causes of discomfort to her.

Clare struggles to control both her professional and private life and in this special one-off episode recorded at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival - Clare's professional life is impacting on her personal life as she and Brian seek help with their relationship. After all, Clare gives of herself everyday at work - is it her fault there's little left for Brian's dreary problems at the end of the day?

In Treatment - Cast

Written by Harry Venning
Producer: Katie Tyrrell.


FRI 08:00 Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (b007md8j)
Boys' Night In

Terry's in despair over his mate Bob's stag night.

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

Created and scripted for BBC TV by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais.

Adapted for radio and produced by John Browell.

Audio recovered from a BBC Treasure Hunt.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1975.


FRI 08:30 The Goon Show (b00b5pg1)
Series 7

The Mysterious Punch-up-the Conker

Stand by for a thrilling pursuit of a mysterious nose assailant!

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

Starring:
Peter Sellers
Harry Secombe
Spike Milligan
Jack Train

First billed as Crazy People, ten series of The Goon Show were recorded between 1951 and 1960, but sadly many of the earliest shows weren’t kept in the archive.

With the Ray Ellington Quartet and Max Geldray.

Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott.

Announcer: Wallace Greenslade

Producer: Pat Dixon

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in February 1957.


FRI 09:00 Whispers (b00n90xf)
Series 3

Episode 1

Gyles Brandreth chairs the scandals quiz with Anthony Holden, Lucy Moore, Penny Junor and Julian Fellowes. From October 2005.


FRI 09:30 No Commitments (b01m431l)
Series 10

The Real World

Charlotte de-clutters and Anna provides a love nest. Simon Brett's tale of three sisters. Stars Bill Nighy. From January 2004.


FRI 10:00 Classic Serial (b00m8pvn)
Thomas Hardy - Two on a Tower

Episode 2

Dramatisation by Jon Sen of Thomas Hardy's tragic tale of star-crossed lovers in the West Country.

Viviette and Swithin have married in secret, but chance and convention conspire against them and painful sacrifices have to be made.

Lady Constantine ...... Maggie O'Neill
Swithin St Cleeve ...... Blake Ritson
Parson Torkingham ...... Conrad Nelson
Tabitha Lark ...... Amy Humphreys
Fellows ...... Stephen Tomlin
Louis ...... Richard Heap
Bishop Helmsdale ...... Russell Dixon
Joshua ...... Carter Thomas

Directed by Stefan Escreet.


FRI 11:00 Book of the Week (b0138yky)
Matthew Hollis - Now All Roads Lead to France

Episode 5

A compelling exploration of the making of one of Britain's most influential First World War poets - Edward Thomas, who is perhaps best-remembered for his poem 'Adlestrop'.Matthew Hollis's new biography is an account of Thomas's final five years and of his momentous and mutually-inspiring friendship with the American poet, Robert Frost. Although an accomplished prose-writer and literary critic, Edward Thomas only began writing poetry in 1914, at the age of 36. Before then, Thomas had been tormented by what he regarded as the banality of his work, by his struggle with depression and by his marriage.But as his friendship with Frost blossomed, Thomas wrote poem after poem, and his emotional affliction began to lift. The two friends began to formulate poetic ideas that would produce some of the most memorable verse of the twentieth century. But the First World War put an ocean between them: Frost returned to the safety of New England, while Thomas stayed to fight for the Old. It is these roads taken - and those not taken - that are at the heart of this remarkable book, which culminates in Thomas's tragic death on Easter Monday 1917.In today's episode, Thomas says a final farewell to his friends and family in early 1917 and leaves for France, just as his first collection of poems nears publication. Read by Tobias MenziesAbridged by Richard HamiltonProduced by Emma Harding'Now All Roads Lead to France' is published by Faber and Faber.AUTHOR: Matthew Hollis is the author of a volume of poetry, 'Ground Water', which was shortlisted for the Whitbread Prize for Poetry, the Guardian First Book Award and the Forward Prize for Best First Collection. This is his first prose book.


FRI 11:15 Drama (b0156n74)
The Kneebone Cadillac

by Carl Grose. United Downs is a little known area of Cornwall with derelict engine-houses, vast scrap yards and apocalyptic dumping grounds. It is also the home of the legendary Boneshaker Stock Car Races. Scrap dealer Jed Kneebone has left his prized 1956 Cadillac Eldorado, to his children. When one of them decides to enter it in the Boneshaker the family are set on a collision course.Directed by Claire GroveThe Kneebones have hard lives, weird vehicles and a love of Country and Western music. When scrap dealer Jed Kneebone dies his three children are left in serious trouble. Could the legendary Boneshaker Stock Car Races be the answer? The Kneebone Cadillac is a wry Cornish comedy about family, death, love and hope by outstanding Cornish writer Carl Grose.The United Downs Stock Car Races near St Day in Cornwall really does exist. Lots of old bangers, armoured trucks and souped-up hearses enter the Blockbuster . The play takes a little license in terms of the prize-money but everything else is for real. And the Kneebone Cadillac has a predominantly Cornish cast including Amanda Lawrence (Government Inspector, Young Vic), Ed Gaughan (Bafta nominated film Skeletons) and Charles Barnecut and Carl Grose from Kneehigh Theatre Company.


FRI 12:00 Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (b007md8j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 The Goon Show (b00b5pg1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 Father Brown Stories (b00f0sgy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 Based on a True Story (b00g63pz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 Deborah Moggach - Tulip Fever (b007jm4d)
Episode 5

Can Sophia's plan fool her husband and keep her affair a secret? Read by Emma Fielding and William Gaminara.


FRI 14:15 The Invention of Childhood (b00scz3n)
Overburdened with Children

Michael Morpurgo tells the story of the Poor Law, a forerunner of the welfare state and a safety net for many poor children.


FRI 14:30 AS Byatt - The Frederica Quartet (b007jsps)
Babel Tower, Part 5/8

Frederica visits the doctor and makes a major decision. Daniel learns the identity of his mystery caller.

CAST:

Frederica …. Indira Varma
Thomas Poole …. Gerard McDermott
Winifred …. Barbara Flynn
Daniel …. Shaun Dooley
Nigel …. Mark Bazeley
Bill …. Geoffrey Whitehead
Mary …. Ruby Williams
Leo …. Jack Langan
Jude Mason …. Mark Heap
Begbie …. Ben Onwukwe

Written by A.S. Byatt and dramatised by John Harvey.

Producer: Mary Peate.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2002.


FRI 14:45 Kazuo Ishiguro - The Remains of the Day (b07h1gyj)
Evening, Weymouth

Stevens finally meets Miss Kenton, but the event makes him question the worthiness of his life's work. Read by John Moffatt. From February 1990.


FRI 15:00 Classic Serial (b00m8pvn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 Whispers (b00n90xf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


FRI 16:30 No Commitments (b01m431l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


FRI 17:00 Crowned Hudds (b00qh0lv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 17:30 Clare in the Community (b038xtdd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 18:00 John Wyndham - The Day of the Triffids (b007jrp9)
Episode 15

In a world ravaged by the Triffids, survivor Bill Masen works hard to make a new home for his new family. Read by Roger May.


FRI 18:30 Sounds Natural (b07h4xwy)
Percy Edwards

From Willow Warblers to Little Crakes. Bird-imitator, animal impersonator and entertainer, Percy Edwards discusses his love of the British countryside and, in particular, its birdlife with Derek Jones - aided by recordings from the BBC Sound Archive. Percy Edwards MBE: born 1908 - died 1996. Producer: John Burton.First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1972.


FRI 19:00 Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (b007md8j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 The Goon Show (b00b5pg1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 Father Brown Stories (b00f0sgy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 Based on a True Story (b00g63pz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Book of the Week (b0138yky)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 21:15 Drama (b0156n74)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


FRI 22:00 Clare in the Community (b038xtdd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 BBC New Comedy Awards (b07h4y3n)
2016

Heat 2 - London

Ten new comedians compete in the second heat. Nish Kumar is your host from Up The Creek Comedy Club in London.


FRI 23:25 The Comedy Club Interviews (b07hxdvp)
The best in contemporary comedy. Arthur Smith chats to Barry Ferns.


FRI 23:30 The Consultants (b0076pz9)
Series 2

Episode 5

The Adventure-Bakers make a time-strudel and travel through history.

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

Producer: Will Saunders

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 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)

3D In Perspective 06:30 WED (b00wdgmq)

3D In Perspective 13:30 WED (b00wdgmq)

3D In Perspective 20:30 WED (b00wdgmq)

3D In Perspective 01:30 THU (b00wdgmq)

A Good Read 18:30 MON (b00767cz)

A Good Read 00:30 TUE (b00767cz)

A House for the End of Life 06:30 TUE (b00wr7rp)

A House for the End of Life 13:30 TUE (b00wr7rp)

A House for the End of Life 20:30 TUE (b00wr7rp)

A House for the End of Life 01:30 WED (b00wr7rp)

A Whole 'Nother Story 12:30 SAT (b00763tm)

A Whole 'Nother Story 07:00 WED (b00763xr)

A Whole 'Nother Story 17:00 WED (b00763xr)

A Whole 'Nother Story 05:00 THU (b00763xr)

AS Byatt - The Frederica Quartet (Omnibus) 06:00 SUN (b07gry2w)

AS Byatt - The Frederica Quartet (Omnibus) 13:00 SUN (b07gry2w)

AS Byatt - The Frederica Quartet (Omnibus) 01:00 MON (b07gry2w)

AS Byatt - The Frederica Quartet 02:30 SAT (b007jsmm)

AS Byatt - The Frederica Quartet 14:30 MON (b007jsnk)

AS Byatt - The Frederica Quartet 02:30 TUE (b007jsnk)

AS Byatt - The Frederica Quartet 14:30 TUE (b007jsnw)

AS Byatt - The Frederica Quartet 02:30 WED (b007jsnw)

AS Byatt - The Frederica Quartet 14:30 WED (b007jsp4)

AS Byatt - The Frederica Quartet 02:30 THU (b007jsp4)

AS Byatt - The Frederica Quartet 14:30 THU (b007jspg)

AS Byatt - The Frederica Quartet 02:30 FRI (b007jspg)

AS Byatt - The Frederica Quartet 14:30 FRI (b007jsps)

All the Young Dudes 07:00 THU (b019m2ys)

All the Young Dudes 17:00 THU (b019m2ys)

All the Young Dudes 05:00 FRI (b019m2ys)

Archive on 4 08:00 SAT (b01s02zb)

Archive on 4 15:00 SAT (b01s02zb)

Archive on 4 03:00 SUN (b01s02zb)

Ayres on the Air 09:30 TUE (b01n6yj5)

Ayres on the Air 16:30 TUE (b01n6yj5)

Ayres on the Air 04:30 WED (b01n6yj5)

BBC New Comedy Awards 22:30 FRI (b07h4y3n)

Based on a True Story 06:30 FRI (b00g63pz)

Based on a True Story 13:30 FRI (b00g63pz)

Based on a True Story 20:30 FRI (b00g63pz)

Bleak Expectations 22:30 TUE (b01p41hd)

Book of the Week 11:00 MON (b0135q6c)

Book of the Week 21:00 MON (b0135q6c)

Book of the Week 11:00 TUE (b0135z1h)

Book of the Week 21:00 TUE (b0135z1h)

Book of the Week 11:00 WED (b01381n5)

Book of the Week 21:00 WED (b01381n5)

Book of the Week 11:00 THU (b0138521)

Book of the Week 21:00 THU (b0138521)

Book of the Week 11:00 FRI (b0138yky)

Book of the Week 21:00 FRI (b0138yky)

Booked 09:00 THU (b0075skq)

Booked 16:00 THU (b0075skq)

Booked 04:00 FRI (b0075skq)

Cafe Royal 11:15 MON (b07gxfjb)

Cafe Royal 21:15 MON (b07gxfjb)

Can't Tell Nathan Caton Nothing 22:45 THU (b01s8mpr)

Charles Dickens 12:00 SAT (b00r66xt)

Charles Dickens 07:00 MON (b00rd444)

Charles Dickens 17:00 MON (b00rd444)

Charles Dickens 05:00 TUE (b00rd444)

Children's Hour with Armstrong and Miller 23:00 TUE (b00911f4)

Clare in the Community 07:30 FRI (b038xtdd)

Clare in the Community 17:30 FRI (b038xtdd)

Clare in the Community 22:00 FRI (b038xtdd)

Classic Serial 03:00 SAT (b07jgrhb)

Classic Serial 10:00 THU (b00m5sr5)

Classic Serial 15:00 THU (b00m5sr5)

Classic Serial 03:00 FRI (b00m5sr5)

Classic Serial 10:00 FRI (b00m8pvn)

Classic Serial 15:00 FRI (b00m8pvn)

Concrete Cow 22:30 MON (b04t6vjy)

Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! 07:30 SUN (b01dhrn5)

Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! 17:30 SUN (b01dhrn5)

Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! 22:00 SUN (b01dhrn5)

Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! 05:30 MON (b01dhrn5)

Counterpoint 16:00 TUE (b00f6sw0)

Counterpoint 04:00 WED (b00f6sw0)

Crowned Hudds 05:00 SAT (b00q9px6)

Crowned Hudds 07:00 FRI (b00qh0lv)

Crowned Hudds 17:00 FRI (b00qh0lv)

Dave Sheasby - The Amazing Ratman Story 11:15 WED (b007mb5v)

Dave Sheasby - The Amazing Ratman Story 21:15 WED (b007mb5v)

Dead Ringers 23:00 MON (b07flhlm)

Dead Ringers 09:00 TUE (b07flhlm)

Death at Broadcasting House 06:00 SAT (b07grh62)

Death at Broadcasting House 16:00 SAT (b07grh62)

Death at Broadcasting House 04:00 SUN (b07grh62)

Deborah Moggach - Tulip Fever 14:00 MON (b007jm27)

Deborah Moggach - Tulip Fever 02:00 TUE (b007jm27)

Deborah Moggach - Tulip Fever 14:00 TUE (b007jm2s)

Deborah Moggach - Tulip Fever 02:00 WED (b007jm2s)

Deborah Moggach - Tulip Fever 14:00 WED (b007jm38)

Deborah Moggach - Tulip Fever 02:00 THU (b007jm38)

Deborah Moggach - Tulip Fever 14:00 THU (b007jm3t)

Deborah Moggach - Tulip Fever 02:00 FRI (b007jm3t)

Deborah Moggach - Tulip Fever 14:00 FRI (b007jm4d)

Diana Hendry - The Lady of the Sea 18:45 SUN (b07gtgsc)

Diana Hendry - The Lady of the Sea 00:45 MON (b07gtgsc)

Doctor Who 18:00 SAT (b07grtrz)

Doctor Who 00:00 SUN (b07grtrz)

Drama 18:00 SUN (b014f9qf)

Drama 00:00 MON (b014f9qf)

Drama 11:15 TUE (b007748q)

Drama 21:15 TUE (b007748q)

Drama 11:15 THU (b00cc9hh)

Drama 21:15 THU (b00cc9hh)

Drama 11:15 FRI (b0156n74)

Drama 21:15 FRI (b0156n74)

Father Brown Stories 06:00 THU (b00f0sgw)

Father Brown Stories 13:00 THU (b00f0sgw)

Father Brown Stories 20:00 THU (b00f0sgw)

Father Brown Stories 01:00 FRI (b00f0sgw)

Father Brown Stories 06:00 FRI (b00f0sgy)

Father Brown Stories 13:00 FRI (b00f0sgy)

Father Brown Stories 20:00 FRI (b00f0sgy)

Floggit's 08:30 SUN (b007jxmk)

Floggit's 12:30 SUN (b007jxmk)

Great Lives 18:30 THU (b007766p)

Great Lives 00:30 FRI (b007766p)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:30 WED (b00dyp5l)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:30 WED (b00dyp5l)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:30 WED (b00dyp5l)

Heresy 07:30 WED (b07fg6tt)

Heresy 17:30 WED (b07fg6tt)

Heresy 22:00 WED (b07fg6tt)

Heresy 05:30 THU (b07fg6tt)

I, Regress 23:00 SAT (b01rlnj4)

Inheritance Tracks 14:10 SAT (b07grpkd)

Inheritance Tracks 02:10 SUN (b07grpkd)

Inheritance Tracks 10:10 SUN (b07jm6cz)

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Knowing Me, Knowing You 22:30 SAT (b007jsdd)

Laura Solon - Talking and Not Talking 23:30 SUN (b00bz9zn)

Margo Jefferson - Negroland: Omnibus 09:00 SUN (b07gt7zp)

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Mark Thomas: The Manifesto 23:30 SAT (b00qcn23)

Meet David Sedaris 05:30 SAT (b0125g85)

My Teenage Diary 07:30 TUE (b07ffxtj)

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Nathaniel Hawthorne - Wakefield 16:00 SUN (b00rs19x)

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Paul Sinha's History Revision 07:30 THU (b07fl6sk)

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Ray's a Laugh 08:00 SUN (b07gt434)

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Robb Wilton: I Should Say So 07:15 SUN (b039bbjz)

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Steve Punt's Hancock Cuttings 09:00 SAT (b04n61gw)

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Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! 22:30 WED (b03wq26m)

The Attractive Young Rabbi 04:30 SAT (b007k1mc)

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The Consultants 23:30 FRI (b0076pz9)

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The Music Teacher 22:30 THU (b039q5ft)

The Mystery of Father Brown: Ann Widdecombe Investigates 06:30 THU (b010xzzf)

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The Remains of Foley and McColl 23:30 TUE (b007m4dx)

The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter 08:00 THU (b007jz94)

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The Tingle Factor 18:30 TUE (b07h0z8v)

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The Vote Now Show 23:30 MON (b07gdlkf)

Think the Unthinkable 23:00 SUN (b01jb1xy)

Thomas Hardy - The Woodlanders 02:00 SAT (b007jx8b)

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Tom Wrigglesworth's Hang-Ups 22:00 SAT (b03hwbrr)

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Unsuitable Men With Familiar Smiles (Omnibus) 13:00 SAT (b07grp8f)

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Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? 08:00 FRI (b007md8j)

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