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SATURDAY 06 JULY 2019

SAT 00:00 John Wyndham - The Day of the Triffids (m0006fx1)
World Narrowing

'The utter loneliness was beginning to get on my nerves.'

Killer plants are on the rampage across the countryside. Bill sets-off in search of Josella but finds a new companion...

First published in 1951, John Wyndham's classic sci-fi novel dramatised by Giles Cooper.

Gary Watson …. Bill Masen
Barbara Shelley …. Josella Playton
Jill Cary …. Susan
Freda Dowie …. Mary
David Brierley …. Dennis
Margaret Robertson …. Joyce

Music composed by David Cain.

Producer: John Powell.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1968.


SAT 00:30 Off the Page (b0076jxf)
Middle Age

Novelist Carol Clewlow, TV writer and novelist David Nicholls and veteran soul singer Tony Cassidy discuss 'middle age'.

In each programme, Matthew Parris introduces a group of writers of fact and fiction: new talent and established names. In the context of a discussion of one of the ideas and pre-occupations of our times, each presents a piece on this week's topic.

The best new writing and the freshest conversation from 2004.


SAT 01:00 Cadfael (b007k28z)
Dead Man's Ransom

A Helping Hand

With a strong case against Elis, will Brother Cadfael solve the sheriff's murder?

Conclusion of Ellis Peters’ medieval thriller dramatised by Bert Coules.

It’s 1141. Beyond the walls of Shrewsbury’s Abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, civil war rages. The Deputy Sheriff of Shropshire returns from the Battle of Lincoln with disastrous news that King Stephen has been captured. The Sheriff himself has been kidnapped by the Welsh, and England’s very future is uncertain.

Philip Madoc …. Cadfael
Jonathan Tafler …. Hugh Beringar
Susannah York …. Sister Magdalen
Jason Hughes …. Elis
Kate Odey …. Melicent
Sion Probert …. Prince Owain
Mark Lewis Jones …. Eliud
Shaun Prendergast …. Ithel/Herbard
Siobahn Flynn …. Cristina
David Holt …. Villager
Michael Kitchen …. Narrator

Music by Peter Salem.

Producer: Lissa Evans

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1991.


SAT 01:30 Van Gogh: Seeing Red (b00pfrzs)
Art historian Richard Cork explores the mind of the painter Vincent van Gogh through his extraordinary letters.

Richard Cork explores the mind of Vincent van Gogh through his correspondence.

A keen and expressive correspondent who regaled acquaintances with his views on love, religion and sex, he put pen to paper with the same creative vigour as he put paintbrush to canvas.

By the time he walked into a field in the town of Auvers-sur-Oise and shot himself in the chest, the 37-year-old van Gogh had left behind a rich literary legacy that would, like his painting, outlive his short and tortured life.

Producer: Kate Bland

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2009.


SAT 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b06t608f)
The Provincial Lady Goes Further

Episode 5

E M Delafield was great friends with Margaret Mackworth, 2nd Viscountess Rhondda, and became a director of Time and Tide magazine.

When the editor "wanted some light middles", preferably in serial form, she promised to "think of something". And so it was, in 1930, Delafield began writing her largely autobiographical novels detailing the day-to-day life of a Devonshire-dwelling upper-middle class lady and her attempts to keep her somewhat ramshackle household from falling into chaos.

Substituting the names of Robin and Vicky for her own children, Lionel and Rosamund, The Diary of a Provincial Lady has never been out of print.

In this second book, The Provincial Lady Goes Further, written in 1932, our Lady is now a published author. Success and a sizeable royalty cheque allow her to travel further afield. She attends a literary conference in Brussels, takes a lease on a small flat in London and the family goes on holiday to Brittany.

But while she endeavours to embrace the London literary scene, things at home remain reassuring the same. Mademoiselle weeps on the sofa and refuses to eat when Vicky decides she'd like to go away to school, Robert is his usual monosyllabic self, snoozing behind a copy of the Times, and there's a seemingly endless stream of visitors arriving at the house.

This second volume is just as appealing, charming and wickedly witty as the first.

A Pier production for BBC Radio 4


SAT 02:15 Plants: From Roots to Riches (b04b2wzn)
Lumping and Splitting

By 1850 identifying and classifying plants had become far more important than mere list making. Establishing the global laws of botany - what grew where and why - occupied the well travelled naturalist Joseph Hooker - son of Kew's director William Hooker and close friend of Charles Darwin. Kathy Willis hears from historian Jim Endersby on how Hooker was to acquire species from all over the world to build up the first accurate maps of the world's flora.

Mark Nesbitt, curator of Kew's economic botany collection, reveals how gifts to Hooker in the collection reveal the relationship between the amateur collector in the field and Hooker back at Kew was one built on trust and mutual understanding.

But, as Jim Endersby explains, the relationships were frought with tension when it came to naming new plants. Arguments between those claiming they had found new species (often called "splitters") versus cautious botanists, such as Hooker, who would often "lump" together species as variants of the same, raised new debates about what constitutes a new species. And as Mark Chase, Keeper of Kew's Jodrell Laboratory reveals, the arguments continue today.

Producer: Adrian Washbourne

Presenter: Kathy Willis is director of science at Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. She is also professor of long-term ecology and a fellow of Merton College, both at Oxford University. Winner of several awards, she has spent over 20 years researching and teaching biodiversity and conservation at Oxford and Cambridge.


SAT 02:30 Mary Brunton - Self Control (b011qm90)
Kidnapped

Kidnapped by the love-crazed Hargrave, Laura will inherit a fortune - if she agrees to marry him...

Conclusion of Mary Brunton’s romantic tale set in Perthshire and London - dramatised by Gerda Stevenson.

In a world where polite society and sexual hypocrisy rub shoulders easily, can Laura Montreville choose wisely between passion and virtue?

Narrated by Maureen Beattie

Laura ...... Gerda Stevenson
Mrs Falkland ...... Barbara Leigh-Hunt
Hargrave ...... Andrew Wincott
Mrs Dougalas ...... Phyllida Law
Annie ...... Tracy-Ann Oberman
Mary ...... Emma Woolliams
Robert ...... Stuart McGugan

Producer: Bruce Young

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2003.


SAT 02:45 Book of the Week (b04fc2k9)
On Silbury Hill

Episode 5

Silbury Hill in Wiltshire - together with Stonehenge, Avebury and the remains of numerous barrows - forms part of a Neolithic landscape about which very little is known or understood.

Adam Thorpe describes his book as '"a marble cake of different soils. Memoir, data, theory, streaks of poetry, swirls of fiction" - but he is not alone in having been drawn to explore the meaning of the largest prehistoric mound in Europe. Artists and archaeologists as well as various cults and neo-pagan traditions have focussed on the blank canvas that the hill presents as a way of exploring our complicated relationship with the past and the people who lived there.

"An estimated million hours spent on construction rather than herding or cooking or stitching must have had a point, but we don't get it. Is conjecture a species of fiction? To muddy the difference further, Silbury insisted on being called 'she'. I obeyed, not out of New Age winsomeness but from the influence of country dialect, in which neuter pronouns are as alien as robot leaf blowers."

This chalkland memoir told in fragments and snapshots, takes a circular route around the hill, a monument which we can no longer climb, and celebrates the urge to stand and wonder.

Episode 5:All Hallow's Eve 2013 – Silbury and the stone circle at Avebury, shadows and rituals.

Abridged, directed and produced by Jill Waters
A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4


SAT 03:00 Mrs Henry Wood - East Lynne (m0006fwx)
The Keepers of the Dead

Lord Mount Severn has died suddenly, leaving his daughter, the Lady Isabel, destitute.

Meanwhile young Richard Hare has risked his life, wanted as he is for the murder of Hallijohn, by returning secretly to West Lynne in a desperate attempt to clear his name.

Novel by Mrs Henry Wood dramatised by Michael Bakewell.

Mrs Henry Wood ... Rosemary Leach
Lady Isabel ... Moir Leslie
Mr Carlyle ... David Collings
Francis Levison ... Anthony Edridge
Miss Cornelia ... Maxine Audley
Barbara Hare ... Julie Berry
Lord Vane ... Stephen Thorne
Vane's butler ... Michael Tudor Barnes
Dill / 2nd Creditor ... Tim Reynolds
Marvel / Servant ... Susie Brann
Warburton /Lambert ... Paul Gregory
Joyce ... Jo Kendall
William Vane ... Alexander Goodman

Director: David Johnston

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1987.


SAT 04:00 Say the Word (b00764zg)
Episode 5

Frank Delaney's panel game revolving around the English language.

With Andrew Sachs, Felix Dexter, Helen Lederer and Kathy Lette.

Plus words of wit from the Nimmo Twins

Producer: Simon Elmes

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2001.


SAT 04:30 A Whole 'Nother Story (b007641j)
Series 1

It's a Fig, Not a Date

Cassie and Pete launch into the world of dating agencies.

Cassie's blind date is Simon. He sounds attractive, but his occupation is shrouded in mystery.

Meanwhile, Pete's blind date leads him to realise a few things about Cassie who in turn has been realising a few things about Pete...

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
Simon ...... Shaun Dooley
Check Out Girl ...... Victoria Ashley

Producer: Graham Frost

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2001.


SAT 05:00 Charles Dickens (b00s2zbh)
Sketches by Boz: Series 2

The Steam Excursion

Mr Percy Noakes was a friend to all until the organisation of a river trip proves to be his undoing.

Gloriously comic stories of London Life by Charles Dickens - dramatised by Stephen Wyatt.

Boz ...... Nicholas Farrell
Percy Noakes ...... Marston Bloom
Mrs Taunton ...... Shirley Dixon
Mrs Briggs ...... Joanna Monro
Cousin Hardy ...... Jeremy Swift
Julia Briggs ...... Becky Hindley
Alexander Briggs ...... Ben Crowe
Captain Helves ...... Stephen Critchlow

Director: Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1999.


SAT 05:30 A Trespasser's Guide to the Classics (b08k4zw1)
Series 2

The Auction

By John Nicholson

In early 20th-century Russia, the future of a large family estate hangs in the balance. It risks being turned into a golf course.

In this second series, the comedy troupe Peepolykus assume the roles of minor characters in great works of fiction and derail the plot through their hapless buffoonery.

Director . . . . . Sasha Yevtushenko.


SAT 06:00 James Follett - The Light of a Thousand Suns (b007jv75)
A bizarre chain of unforeseen coincidences sparks a 1990s British nuclear submarine to prepare to launch an all-out attack. Devastating, unpreventable, unless...

James Follett's thriller starring Manning Wilson as Captain Harrison.

Lieutenant Sinclair ...... John Rye
Stride ...... Ian Thompson
Floyd ...... Michael Shannon
Louise Arnott ...... Sheila Mitchell
Wallis ...... James Hayes
The Prime Minister ...... Conrad Phillips
Aitkin ...... Sion Probert
Master-at-Arms ...... Nigel Graham
Fisher ...... John Bull
Theodore Pike ...... Vernon Joyner
1st Rating ...... Hugh Ross
2nd Rating ...... Roger Gartland
Computer Operator ...... Carole Boyd

Producer: Margaret Etall

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1974


SAT 07:30 Jarvis and Matthew (b07nrzjb)
Setting Out

Close friends and closet raconteurs, Christopher Matthew and Martin Jarvis take to the streets to share their memories of entering the world of work in the 1960s - Martin in the theatre, Christopher in advertising.

As a distinguished past member of the National Youth Theatre and a prize winning graduate from RADA, Martin's career began at the Library Theatre, Manchester, where, among other triumphs, he and Patrick Stewart starred in a play called The Princess and the Swineherd. Martin got the biggest laugh of the evening by entering with a large cucumber in one hand and crying, 'Look, father, twelve inches long and not a kink in it!'

Meanwhile Christopher was making a smaller, but no less determined, name for himself as a junior copywriter in various London advertising agencies where he achieved distinction with his slogan for the Cheese Bureau - "Cheese Tastes Quite Nice Sometimes".

Producer: Paul Kobrak

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2016.


SAT 08:00 The Jon Pertwee Files (m0006lvy)
Sean Pertwee celebrates his father Jon’s broadcasting career in this special centenary documentary.

Featuring rediscovered archive material, rare interviews and behind the scenes recordings.

From his radio days playing a disreputable postman and a chief petty officer in The Navy Lark, to his TV portrayals of the dandy Doctor Who and the anarchic scarecrow, Worzel Gummidge.

Producers: Richard Latto and Stuart Manning.


SAT 09:00 Putting You Through, Caller (b098hjv5)
In 1958, the Queen made the first direct trunk telephone call. It was the beginning of the end for the female operators known as the 'Hello Girls'.

Telephone operators had connected callers since the earliest days of the telephone, eighty years before. Despite the intimacy of telephone conversations, subscribers willingly accepted the presence of a third voice on the line.

In this three-hour showcase, Shaun Ley uses drama and comedy from the BBC archives to demonstrate how the telephone operator became a valuable dramatic device. With the aid of GPO's own recordings and the BT archive, Shaun explores the role of the operator, the strict rules governing their work and some official secrets.

Including extracts from Liz and Sally, a 1960s post office recruitment film, Burn Your Phone - a BBC Radio 4 play from 1995, in which Alan Cumming plays a telephone operator beset by voices, requests and problems, and the 1966 radio play, “If you’re Glad, I’ll be Frank”.

Producer: Adam Bowen

Made for BBC for Radio 4 Extra and first broadcast in 2017.


SAT 12:00 Genius (b00850j1)
Series 3

Charlie Brooker

Speeding motorway services? Two year dogs?

Dave Gorman asks writer and humourist Charlie Brooker to select the public's best loopy idea.

Award-winning comedian Dave Gorman and a celebrity guest chew over the ridiculous, unworkable but sometimes genius inventions, schemes and policies of the public.

Producer: Simon Nicholls

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2007.


SAT 12:30 The Goon Show (b007jyp0)
Dishonoured - Again

Neddie Seagoon gets a bank job, but is it wise to put him in charge of the gold vault? Stars Spike Milligan. From January 1959.


SAT 13:00 Daphne: A Fire in Malta (Omnibus) (m0006lw0)
Daphne Caruana Galizia was Malta's top investigative reporter. She dedicated her life to holding power to account; investigating allegations of organised crime, cronyism and corruption on this tiny island state. On the afternoon of October 16th, 2017, she was driving to the bank to regain control of her account, which had been frozen at the request of a government minister, when she was killed after a bomb exploded under her car. Half a kilo of explosives - hidden under the driver's seat - were detonated remotely. She was 53 years old.

Daphne was often described as fearless. Her provocative, uncompromising style made her work both controversial - and high risk. But what compelled Daphne to take on these influential forces? Across the series, we explore five episodes from Daphne's life and investigative work. In telling her story, there is much we cannot know so some we have imagined. Like Daphne, we draw on various sources - and sometimes conflicting accounts - in an attempt to piece together a picture of what might have happened behind the headlines.

Michelle Fairley (Game of Thrones, Suits, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, 24) plays Daphne.

Director: Sasha Yevtushenko.

Omnibus written by Lizzie Nunnery.
Reporting by Alys Harte

First broadcast in five parts on BBC Radio 4 in 2019.


SAT 14:10 Inheritance Tracks (m0006lw2)
Francis Rossi

Francis Rossi of Status Quo chooses Cathy's Clown by The Everly Brothers, and In the Army Now by Bolland and Bolland. .


SAT 14:15 Pam Ayres' Open Road (b007kd7k)
Series 1

The Lake District

Pam Ayres follows in the rugged Cumbrian footsteps of children's author, Beatrix Potter and the world's most famous Snowman, created by Raymond Briggs.

Series in which poet and raconteuse, Pam Ayres takes to the open road, visiting eight places in Britain to hear tales from the people who live there.

Producer: Simon Elmes

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 2000.


SAT 14:45 Ernest Fontwell versus the Experts (m0006lw4)
The Communications Experts

From telephones to the dictation machine, Ernest tackles the communication experts

How to beat the fiends in white coats and overalls at their own game.

Written by Lawrie Wyman.

Starring Frank Thornton as Ernest Fontwell.

With Patsy Rowlands, Gordon Clyde and David Tate.

Producer: Geoffrey Perkins

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1979.


SAT 15:00 The Jon Pertwee Files (m0006lvy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SAT 16:00 James Follett - The Light of a Thousand Suns (b007jv75)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 Jarvis and Matthew (b07nrzjb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SAT 18:00 Yevgeny Zamyatin - We (b0076l2s)
Rationality

In a post-revolutionary future, OneState is ruled according to the principles of rationality. The penalty for dissent is death.

D-503, the chief engineer of the state, meets the beautiful 1-330. Her initial intentions seem innocent, but soon D starts to question her identity and indeed his own.

The first great dystopian novel of the 20th century, written in secret in early Soviet Russia by Yevgeni Zamyatin.

D-503 ...... Anton Lesser
R-13 ...... Don Warrington
U ...... Brigit Forsyth
1-330 ...... Joanna Riding
0-90 ...... Julia Rounthwaite
Benefactor ...... Russell Dixon
Tannoy ...... Emma Clarke
Babushka ...... Judith Davis
S ...... Patrick Bridgman
2nd ...... EngineerPaul Viragh

Dramatisd in two-parts by Sean O'Brien.

Director: Jim Poyser

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2004.


SAT 19:00 Putting You Through, Caller (b098hjv5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 Mark Steel's in Town (b07wtd76)
Series 7

Lynton and Lynmouth

Don't mention the goats!

Mark visits the lovely seaside towns of Lynton and Lynmouth in North Devon, lovely that is until he mentions the goats, then the rest of the show doesn't go entirely to plan.

Mark Steel's seventh series of the award winning show that travels around the country, researching the history, heritage and culture of six towns that have nothing in common but their uniqueness, and performs a bespoke evening of comedy for the local residents.

Written and performed by ... Mark Steel
Additional material by ... Pete Sinclair
Production co-ordinator ... Hayley Stirling
Producer ... Carl Cooper

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


SAT 22:30 Chain Reaction (b03s71cz)
Series 9

Graham Linehan talks to Adam Buxton

The final episode in this series sees Father Ted and IT crowd writer Graham Linehan talking to comedian, actor and one half of Adam and Joe, Adam Buxton.

Chain Reaction is the long running host-less chat show where last week's interviewee becomes this week's interviewer.

Producer: Carl Cooper

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2013.


SAT 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (m0006q4y)
Sam Baines 1/2

From 10.00pm until midnight, seven days a week, the Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. Plus Arthur Smith chats to Sam Baines.


SAT 23:00 Armando Iannucci (b007jzls)
Series 2

Episode 4

Sex education, mountaineering and the news from a baby’s perspective.

Armando lannucci hosts wry comical discussion, sketches and music.

With Rebecca Front, David Schneider, Andrew Glover, Stewart Lee and Richard Herring.

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

Producer: Sarah Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 1 in March 1994.



SUNDAY 07 JULY 2019

SUN 00:00 Yevgeny Zamyatin - We (b0076l2s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 Daphne: A Fire in Malta (Omnibus) (m0006lw0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:10 Inheritance Tracks (m0006lw2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:10 on Saturday]


SUN 02:15 Pam Ayres' Open Road (b007kd7k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Saturday]


SUN 02:45 Ernest Fontwell versus the Experts (m0006lw4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Saturday]


SUN 03:00 The Jon Pertwee Files (m0006lvy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 James Follett - The Light of a Thousand Suns (b007jv75)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 Jarvis and Matthew (b07nrzjb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 Mary Brunton - Self Control (b011tt9h)
Episode 2

After her father's death Laura, now penniless, is taken in by her Aunt Lady Pelham.

Mary Brunton’s romantic tale set in Perthshire and London narrated by Maureen Beattie.

Laura Montreville is loved by two men - a reckless libertine and a dignified but reserved landowner. In a world where polite society and sexual hypocrisy rub shoulders easily, can she choose wisely between passion and virtue?

Omnibus of the last five of ten parts dramatised by Gerda Stevenson

Laura ...... Gerda Stevenson
Hargrave ...... Andrew Wincott
Mrs Stubbs ...... Phyllida Law
Lady Pelham ...... Barbara Leigh-Hunt
De Courcy ...... Tom Goodman Hill
Hargrave ...... Andrew Wincott
Mrs Harrington ...... Tracy-Ann Oberman
Maid ...... Emma Wooliams

Mary Brunton was a Scottish novelist much admired by Jane Austen; and Self Control, first published in 1811, deals with similar themes to Sense and Sensibility.

Producer: Bruce Young

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2003.


SUN 07:15 Michael Carson - Blowpipe (m0006mlf)
When Agatha leaves England for Borneo in 1949, she meets the maker of the blowpipe used as a deadly weapon.

Anna Massey reads Michael Carson's short story. .

Producer: Duncan Minshull

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1989.


SUN 07:30 Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section (b045z943)
Series 3

Terry Alderton

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

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

Special guest comedian: Terry Alderton

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

Producer: Charlie Perkins

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2014.


SUN 08:00 Whack-O! (b063j9cg)
The Boxing Championship

Professor Jimmy Edwards must deal with outbreaks of shaving and mixed ballroom dancing at school.

Roddy Maude-Roxby ...... Mr Potter
Roger Shepherd ...... Lumley
Frederick Treves ...... Alfred Tennyson

With Joan Young, Philip Moran, Graham Aza, David Lott, Heather Bennett, Jennie Lathan and Angela Shade.

Starting life on BBC TV before transferring to radio, Chiselbury School is run "for the sons of gentlefolk".

Headmaster, Professor James Edwards, M.A. never misses a trick when it comes to exploiting the students and their parents. Sports pitches are given over to growing vegetables, which the boys nurture for their head to sell. Classes never exceed 95 pupils - 50 if private tuition is paid for at five guineas extra. It's only thanks to the efforts of the devoted deputy head, Mr Pettigrew, that the school exists at all.

Written by Frank Muir and Denis Norden and adapted for radio by David Climie.

Producer: Edward Taylor

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in July 1961.


SUN 08:30 The Clitheroe Kid (m0006mlh)
Series 4

I'm In Trouble - Again

Schoolboy Jimmy Clitheroe is on a mission to get to a wrestling match at the Town Hall and flattery is getting him nowhere.

Just 4 feet 3 inches tall, the success of comic entertainer Jimmy Clitheroe (1921-1973) sprang from a BBC Variety Playhouse try-out in the late 1950s.

His naughty schoolboy act was a smash and he even wore school uniform during recordings. At its peak, ten million fans tuned into The Clitheroe Kid on the BBC Light Programme. And it clocked up 16 series between 1956 and 1972.

Living with his mother, sister and grandfather in a northern England town - the Kid's schemes spark havoc, with the ever present threat of a good spanking from Grandad.

Jimmy Clitheroe …. The Kid himself
Patricia Burke …. Mother
Peter Sinclair …. Grandfather
Diana Day …. Susan
Danny Ross …. Alfie
Leonard Williams …. Theodore Craythorpe/Harry Whittle

Theme music by Alan Roper and played by the BBC Northern Dance Orchestra directed by Alan Ainsworth.

Written by James Casey and Frank Roscoe.

Producer: James Casey.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in May 1961.


SUN 09:00 On Chapel Sands (Omnibus) (m0006mlk)
In her new book, the art critic Laura Cumming unravels the mystery of her mother's disappearance one autumnal day in 1929.

Five days went by before she was found unharmed, but she remembered nothing of these events and the silence about what happened remained for 50 years when the circumstances of her kidnap came to light.

Laura finds clues in everyday objects and crucially the family photo album, and her search for the truth uncovers a series of secrets, betrayals and heartache.

Omnibus read by Laura Cumming and Susan Jameson.

Abridged by Katrin Williams.
Producer: Elizabeth Allard

First broadcast in five parts on BBC Radio 4 in 2019.


SUN 10:10 The Listening Project (b07cx059)
Mike and Dennis – It’s All About Survival

Fi Glover introduces a conversation between two men who have both served in the armed forces and experienced how public perception has changed over time. Another in the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The conversations are being gathered across the UK by teams of producers from local and national radio stations who facilitate each encounter. Every conversation - they're not BBC interviews, and that's an important difference - lasts up to an hour, and is then edited to extract the key moment of connection between the participants. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess


SUN 10:15 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b06zzkwq)
Space

Chris Hadfield

From Brandi Carlile to Simon & Garfunkel. Astronaut Chris Hadfield shares his castaway choices with Kirsty Young. From December 2015.


SUN 11:00 Radiolab (b08y77g0)
Series 1

Wild Things

Radiolab asks: What does conservation really mean in the 21st century? With Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich.

Radiolab is a Peabody-award winning show about curiosity. Where sound illuminates ideas and the boundaries blur between science, philosophy and the human experience.

First broadcast on public radio in the USA.


SUN 12:00 Whack-O! (b063j9cg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 12:30 The Clitheroe Kid (m0006mlh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 13:00 Mary Brunton - Self Control (b011tt9h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SUN 14:15 Michael Carson - Blowpipe (m0006mlf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today]


SUN 14:30 Adrian Mole: The Prostrate Years (Omnibus) (m0006mln)
Episode 2

Adrian has regular radiotherapy and his suspicions around Daisy and Fairfax-Lycett continue to grow

The sixth and final instalment of Adrian Mole’s diaries by Sue Townsend, one of our most celebrated comic writers.

It starts in 2007 when Adrian has reached the age of 39. Having fallen into debt, Adrian and his wife Daisy are forced to move into a semi-detached converted pigsty next door to his parents.

Adrian worries that the passion has gone out of his relationship and that his five-year-old daughter Gracie is turning into a tyrant. On top of this, he is having to empty his bladder several times in the night - and getting a doctor’s appointment is far from easy.

In an interview, Sue Townsend once said that The Prostrate Years was her favourite of the Adrian Mole books. Having suffered significant health problems herself, she wanted to write about serious illness while maintaining her inimitable sense of humour.

Omnibus of the last five of ten episodes read by Harry McEntire

Abridger: Sara Davies
Producer: Alexa Moore

A Pier production first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2019.


SUN 15:45 Parkmasters (b00773kp)
Joseph Paxton and Birkenhead Park

Historian Tristram Hunt investigates Joseph Paxton’s achievement in making something "handsome and good" on the infertile ground that eventually became Birkenhead Park - located in the centre of Merseyside.

Producer: Erin Riley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2007.


SUN 16:00 Arthur Schnitzler - A Confirmed Bachelor (m0006mlq)
After his sister’s death, a middle-aged German doctor considers relinquishing his bachelor status, when he meets two very different women.

Written by Arthur Schnitzler and dramatised by Vanessa Rosenthal.

Emil Graesler .... Keith Drinkel
Sabine Schleheim .... Cathy Sara
Katharina Rebner ... Jo Rafferty
Frau Sommer ... Oona Beeson
Bohlinger ... Robert Lister
Frau Grumer ... Sunny Ormonde
Karl Schleheim .... Richard da Costa
Frau Schleheim: Marian Kemmer
Fanny Sommer ... Elizabeth Wofford

Director: Peter Leslie Wild.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2000.


SUN 17:00 Poetry Extra (m0006mls)
Down off the Pedestals

Poet Daljit Nagra visits the BBC's radio poetry archive and selects Down off the Pedestals featuring Simon Armitage.

The nineteenth century witnessed a flourishing of dialect poets in the new industrial centres. Though they were very popular locally, they were typically sneered at by the metropolitan literary establishment, and their reputations have fared badly in the years since.

Now Simon Armitage sets out to explore the lives and works of two writers whose influence in his Pennine home is felt - Samuel Laycock and Ammon Wrigley. Armitage grew up hearing their poems recited as party pieces, and while he initially wanted to, "get past them" and forge his own reputation, he's now keen to show why they deserve more serious attention from the reading public beyond their home turf.

Along the way Armitage speaks with musicians who've helped keep the poems alive as songs, and writers such as Glyn Hughes who have long championed the works. Hughes, sadly, has died since the programme was recorded.

Producer: Geoff Bird
A Somethin Else production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in 2011.


SUN 17:30 Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section (b045z943)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 18:00 Nightfall (m0006mlv)
Series 1

Baby Doll

A young husband gets more than he bargained for when he buys his wife an antique doll.

‘Nightfall’ is a series of supernatural and horror dramas - one of Canada’s CBC Radio's most popular shows in the network’s history. Running to over 100 episodes between 1980 and 1983, it features a mix of original stories and adaptations of classic tales.

Elva Mai Hoover …. Kathleen
Jay Bowen …. Alex
Jimmy Morris …. Loomis
Ruth Springford …. Old Woman
Claude Rae …. Fireman

Written by Larry LeClair.

Director: Fred Diehl.

First broadcast on CBC Canada in 1981.


SUN 18:30 Robert Holmes - Aliens in the Mind (b007jlw9)
Genetic Revelation

Professor Curtis Lark and John Cornelius have established the existence of another colony of mutants in the heart of London, but the only person who could fight them is dead...

Starring Peter Cushing and Vincent Price.

John Cornelius ..... Peter Cushing
Curtis Lark ..... Vincent Price
Flora Kiery ..... Sandra Clarke
Ian Sanderson ..... Frazer Carr
Gulliver ..... William Eadle
Brigadier Sherman ..... Clifford Norgates
Gwynt ..... Michael Harbour
Manson ..... Andrew Sear
Home Office Official ..... James Thomason

Written by Rene Basilico from an idea by Robert Holmes.

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1977.


SUN 19:00 Radiolab (b08y77g0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 20:00 On Chapel Sands (Omnibus) (m0006mlk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SUN 21:10 The Listening Project (b07cx059)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:10 today]


SUN 21:15 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b06zzkwq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:15 today]


SUN 22:00 Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section (b045z943)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 22:30 Hal (b04pr6sy)
Series 1

Death

Hal Cruttenden stars as a 40-something husband and father who, years ago, decided to give up his job and become a stay at home father. His wife, Sam, has a successful business career which makes her travel more and more. His children, Lilly and Molly, are growing up fast, and his role as their father and mentor is diminishing by the day.

Written by Hal Cruttenden and Dominic Holland.

With Dominic Holland, Ed Byrne, Anna Crilly, Gavin Webster, Dominic Frisby and Samuel Caseley.

In this episode, Hal faces a horrifying thought - he might have testicular cancer. So he tries to look mortality in the face - not easy for an overly sensitive and emotional man. He tries to bond with his entrepreneurial stepson Jack, but a visit to a football match doesn't work out as Hal planned.

An unlikely form of salvation arrives when it's suggested that Hal takes part in a charity run. Things take an unexpected turn and Hal actually surprises himself - but not in the way he planned.

Producer: Paul Russell

An Open Mike production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in November 2014.


SUN 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (m0006q8y)
Sam Baines 2/2

From 10.00pm until midnight, seven days a week, the Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. Plus Arthur Smith chats to Sam Baines.


SUN 23:00 Cabin Pressure (b012llrz)
Series 3

Ottery St Mary

Martin is a man with a van, Douglas flies a plane with an otter and Carolyn dates a pilot with a problem with sheep.

And two mysteries are solved - the name of Carolyn's dog and the rules of "Yellow Car"

John Finnemore's sitcom about the pilots of a tiny charter airline for whom no job is too small and many jobs are too difficult.

With special guest Anthony Head

Carolyn Knapp-Shappey ..... Stephanie Cole
1st Officer Douglas Richardson ..... Roger Allam
Capt. Martin Crieff ..... Benedict Cumberbatch
Arthur Shappey .... John Finnemore
Capt. Herc Shipwright ..... Anthony Head
Mrs. Laurel ..... Flip Webster
Mr Hardy ..... Ewan Bailey

Producer/Director: David Tyler

A Pozzitive production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in July 2011.


SUN 23:30 Andrew Maxwell's Public Enemies (b03gg7rd)
Nationalism

Andrew looks at Nationalists, from a variety of movements, who are easy to demonise. So very, very easy.

But rather than do that - and it really is very easy - Andrew will explore the reasons for joining such organisations and the logical outcomes of their policies.

Andrew Maxwell is one of the UK's most informed and fearless stand ups. In this series of one-off stand up shows, he uses his trademark intelligence and political incisiveness to dig behind the clichés and assumptions about four possible threats to British society: food, the internet, drugs and Nationalism.

Series showcasing a comedian at the top of his abilities tackling difficult and important 'slow news' topics with a depth and perceptiveness that remains outside the remit of mainstream 'topical' comedy.

Written and performed by Andrew Maxwell.

Script edited by Paul Byrne.
Producer: Ed Morrish

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2013.



MONDAY 08 JULY 2019

MON 00:00 Nightfall (m0006mlv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 00:30 Robert Holmes - Aliens in the Mind (b007jlw9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 Mary Brunton - Self Control (b011tt9h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:15 Michael Carson - Blowpipe (m0006mlf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 on Sunday]


MON 02:30 Adrian Mole: The Prostrate Years (Omnibus) (m0006mln)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Sunday]


MON 03:45 Parkmasters (b00773kp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:45 on Sunday]


MON 04:00 Arthur Schnitzler - A Confirmed Bachelor (m0006mlq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Poetry Extra (m0006mls)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section (b045z943)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 Nigel Baldwin - Burnt (b09snl2d)
Mountain Horror

Leaving a glittering London party, Milkie discovers arson and bloodshed in the mountains of north Wales...

Nigel Baldwin's taut political thriller in six parts starring Dennis Waterman. .

Milkie ... Dennis Waterman
The Teller ... Ray Smith
Beth ... Bethan Jones
Valmai ... Annest Wilam
Huw ... Richard Elfyn
Dewi ... Robert David
Rhys ... Terry Victor
Sian ... Sian Summers
Pauline ... Eluned Jones
Gordon ... Michael Povey
Kate ... Tara Dominick
Lord Cambria ... Terry Dauncey
Rushton ... Timothy Bateson
Sharon ... Emma Gregory

Music by Laurie Scott Baker.

Producer: Jane Dauncey

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1990.


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

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

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

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2010.


MON 07:00 Lucky Heather (b0075rtm)
For a Few Dollars More

Just this side of nosey, Heather is western movie-mad. She's also the Sherlock Holmes of the rundown Sutter Estate.

With the aid of daughter Natalie and her boyfriend Ryan, she's determined to help her local community.

For starters, Heather tries to help a family with a sick child, but events take an unexpected turn...

Six-part sitcom by Sue Teddern

Starring Lindsey Coulson as Heather. ( Lindsey played Carol Jackson in BBC TV's EastEnders until 2015)

With Abigail Hart as Natalie, Ben Crowe as Ryan, Dearbhla Molloy as Maev, Tom George as Craig and Beth Chalmers as Lisa.

Director: David Hunter

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2000.


MON 07:30 I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue (m0006dn3)
Series 71

Episode 2

The 71st series of Radio 4's multi award-winning ‘antidote to panel games’ promises more homespun wireless entertainment for the young at heart. This week the programme pays a return visit to the Dome in Doncaster where regulars Tim Brooke-Taylor and Tony Hawks are pitched against Pippa Evans and Richard Osman, with Jack Dee in the chair. At the piano - Colin Sell. Producer - Jon Naismith. It is a BBC Studios production.


MON 08:00 The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show (b007ncw8)
Series 3

Episode 3

The much-loved comedy duo celebrate Britain's "greatest living writer" - Ernie.

With Marion Montgomery.

Written by Eddie Braben.

Music by Peter Knight and his Orchestra.

Producer: Bobby Jaye

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in December 1977.


MON 08:30 Dad's Army (b007q93v)
Series 1

No Spring for Frazer

When Private Frazer loses a Lewis gun's butterfly spring, he must track down a coffin.

Six years after legendary sitcom Dad's Army started on BBC TV, these specially adapted radio versions began recording with the original cast.

Starring Arthur Lowe as Captain Mainwaring, John Le Mesurier as Sergeant Wilson, Clive Dunn as Corporal Jones, John Laurie as Private Fraser, Arnold Ridley as Private Godfrey, Bill Pertwee as ARP Warden Hodges, Joan Cooper as Miss Barker and Timothy Bateson as Mr Blewitt. With John Snagge as the announcer.

Adapted from Jimmy Perry and David Croft's original BBC TV scripts by Michael Knowles and Harold Snoad.

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 4 in June 1974.


MON 09:00 The Museum of Curiosity (b04lpxxf)
Series 7

Episode 3

The Professor of Ignorance John Lloyd welcomes his latest curator Phill Jupitus.

With author and journalist Will Storr, physicist and comedian Lieven Scheire and actor and presenter Sandi Toksvig.

The Museum's Steering Committee discusses:

* Why the alphabet sparked the suppression of women
* Why tiny wasps are claimed to spread diseases
* Why parasitic insects battle each other

Researchers: James Harkin and Stevyn Colgan of QI.

Producers: Richard Turner and Dan Schreiber

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2014.


MON 09:30 The Best Laid Plans (b0505zwc)
Caution: Angel At Work

Smallbone gets a job in a supermarket and tries his hand at customer service.

But when a fully automated, super-brain self-service checkout system threatens the workers' jobs, Smallbone finds himself leading the protest against the store.

Ardal O'Hanlon plays Smallbone - an idiot angel who's sent to earth to fix his mistakes - in Mark Daydy's sitcom.

In 1885, God (Geoff McGivern) nodded off. In 2015, he awoke to discover that his idiot servant, the angel Smallbone, had accidentally handed out God's plans for the next millennium when he was only meant to hand out plans for the next century. A thousand years of leisurely human progression has been crammed into the last 130. No wonder we're all so stressed. We weren't even meant to have pocket calculators until 2550.

Not only that, but God's blueprints should have run out in the mid-eighties – but we kept going. Humans are now inventing things God never even dreamed of - mobile phones, wireless internet and Made in Chelsea.

Smallbone is cast down to Earth in human form by God, tasked with the dauntingly vague mission of 'reversing the last thirteen decades of human progression'. The problem is that Smallbone is the world's biggest fan - he loves modern technology and his new human body, and he becomes distracted by everything that he's meant to destroy. Especially escalators.

Smallbone.......Ardal O'Hanlon
God.................Geoff McGivern
Tanya..............Esther Smith
Toby................Mike Wozniak
Susan..............Ruth Bratt
Supporting Roles: Duncan Wisbey and Ruth Bratt

Written by Mark Daydy

Produced by Ben Worsfield.
A Lucky Giant production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2015.


MON 10:00 Mrs Henry Wood - East Lynne (m0006mmm)
A Chance Encounter in Boulogne

Mr Carlyle has become the proud new owner of East Lynne and has married Lady Isabel, so rescuing her from a life of misery and humiliation

Feeling poorly, she's prescribed sea air, but Mr Carlyle is busy elsewhere.

Mrs Henry Wood's novel dramatised in seven-parts by Michael Bakewell.

Mrs Henry Wood ... Rosemary Leach
Lady Isabel ... Moir Leslie
Mr Carlyle ... David Collings
Francis Levinson ... Anthony Edridge
Miss Cornelia ... Maxine Audley
Barbara Hare ... Julie Berry
Joyce ... Jo Kendall
Wilson ... Betty Huntley Wright
Mrs Hare ... Joan Matheson
Peter ... Brian Hewlett
Wainwright ... Paul Gregory
The Rev Little ... David Garth
Little Isabel ... Bernadette Windsor
Little William ... Ben Robb

Director: David Johnston

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1987.


MON 11:00 TED Radio Hour (m0006mmp)
Series 5

The Five Senses

A journey through fascinating ideas based on talks by riveting speakers on the TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) stage.

Guy Raz explores how our brains make sense of sensation, and how our minds manufacture 'reality'.

First broadcast in the USA on National Public Radio in 2017.


MON 11:50 Inheritance Tracks (b0813ljf)
Amanda Holden

Actress, singer and presenter Amanda Holden chooses Meat Loaf's 'Dead Ringer for Love' and Dolly Parton's '9 to 5'.


MON 12:00 The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show (b007ncw8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 Dad's Army (b007q93v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 Nigel Baldwin - Burnt (b09snl2d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


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


MON 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b09hr69d)
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

Sole Survivor

Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes each day, eats the same lunch at work, and buys two bottles of vodka to drink each weekend. She is fine, completely fine. But one simple act of kindness is about to shatter the walls Eleanor has carefully built around herself.

Gail Honeyman's heartwarming and heartbreaking debut novel.

In this opening episode, Eleanor thinks she's found love, in the shape of local singer Johnnie Lomond. But some appearance-related improvements are needed urgently...

Reader: Tracy Wiles
Producer: Justine Willett
Abridger: Richard Hamilton.


MON 14:15 Plants: From Roots to Riches (b04bn08g)
Taming the Exotic

To the Victorians the Amazonian water lily was more than just a plant. The adventure of finding this exotic piece of the Empire and getting it to grow on home soil involved horticultural ambition, scientific vision and fierce competition amongst the country's wealthy landowners.

Prof Kathy Willis hears about the race during the 1840s between Kew's director William Hooker and the Duke of Derbyshire's gardener Joseph Paxton to get the aquatic lily to flower. Historian and biographer Kate Colquhoun examines how the plant's exacting requirements demanded an entirely new approach to horticultural architecture, engineering and management of water and heat.

Lara Jewett, manager of Kew's tropical house, and Greg Redwood, head of Kew's glasshouses, explain why this voracious feeder and aquatic beauty still proves a challenge to cultivate today.

But botanists were quick to make the connection between repeating modular-like structures on the underside of the lily's leaf and the possibilities of new engineering design, which as Jim Endersby explains, was to inspire the use of essential giant greenhouses to cultivate food in soot laden cities, and for Joseph Paxton to ultimately create the greatest glasshouse ever built - Crystal Palace.

Producer Adrian Washbourne.


MON 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b062jsn5)
Rachel's Cousins

Episode 1

A Glasgow lawyer arrives at a police station to represent three drunken women – only to find they are her relatives.

When they discover they share the BRCA2 cancer gene, they become unexpectedly caught up in each other's lives. By Ann Marie Di Mambro.

Rachel..............................................................TAMARA KENNEDY
Marilyn.............................................................GABRIEL QUIGLEY
Josie.....................................................................KAREN BARTKE
Shirley.................. ............................................ SARAH McCARDIE
Bobby....................................... ............................ALAN McHUGH
Alex ........................................ ...............................ROBIN LAING
Kevin .................................................................STEVIE HANNAN
Becca...............................................................NICOLA JO CULLY
Carol...................................................................VERONICA LEER

Other parts are played by the cast.

Directed at BBC Scotland by Bruce Young

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2015.


MON 14:45 Book of the Week (b04fyjq2)
Omid Djalili - Hopeful: The Autobiography

Episode 1

Comedian and actor Omid Djalili is one of Britain's funniest men. His memoirs take us through his unconventional childhood growing up in an Iranian household in London and chart his progression from serious acting into comedy.

It's a laugh-out-loud, intelligent and deeply touching journey through a fascinating life.

In the opening episode, Omid recalls occasions when he's provoked laughter for all the wrong reasons.

Abridger ..... Lu Kemp

Producer ..... Kirsty Williams

A BBC Scotland Production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in September 2014.


MON 15:00 Mrs Henry Wood - East Lynne (m0006mmm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 The Museum of Curiosity (b04lpxxf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 16:30 The Best Laid Plans (b0505zwc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


MON 17:00 Lucky Heather (b0075rtm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 17:30 I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue (m0006dn3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 18:00 John Wyndham - The Day of the Triffids (m0006mmr)
Strategic Withdrawl

Bill and Josella are offered hope, but yet another obstacle is put in their way...

Conclusion of John Wyndham's classic sci-fi novel dramatised by Giles Cooper.

Gary Watson …. Bill Masen
Barbara Shelley …. Josella Playton
Freda Dowie …. Elspeth
Haydn Jones …. Torrance
Nigel Graham …. Ivan
David Brierley …. Dennis
Margaret Robertson …. Joyce
Jill Cary …. Susan
Alexander John …. First man
Leonard Fenton …. Second Man

Music composed by David Cain.

Producer: John Powell.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1968.


MON 18:30 A Good Read (b00c197x)
Alistair Beaton and Valerie Grove

Sue MacGregor and her guests - satirist, Alistair Beaton and writer, Valerie Grove - discuss favourite paperbacks by Isabella Bird, Penelope Mortimer and Nikolai Gogol.

Adventures in the Rocky Mountains by Isabella Bird
Publisher: Penguin Great Journeys

Daddy's Gone A-Hunting by Penelope Mortimer
Publisher: Persephone Books

The Collected Tales of Nikolai Gogol
Publisher: Granta

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2008.


MON 19:00 The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show (b007ncw8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 Dad's Army (b007q93v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 Nigel Baldwin - Burnt (b09snl2d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


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


MON 21:00 TED Radio Hour (m0006mmp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:50 Inheritance Tracks (b0813ljf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:50 today]


MON 22:00 I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue (m0006dn3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 The Harpoon (b00cmgpb)
Series 3

Episode 3

Across the Atlantic alone, and great beverages from history.

More nostalgic fun in the spoof of boys' adventure story papers - this week incorporating 'Lathe Monthly'.

Performed by Alistair McGowan, Peter Baynham, Susie Brann, Mary Elliot-Nelson and Julian Dutton.

Producer: Sarah Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1994.


MON 23:00 Dead Ringers (m0006dwy)
Series 19

Episode 5

This series of Dead Ringers features Jon Culshaw, Jan Ravens, Lewis Macleod, Debra Stephenson and Duncan Wisbey,

The producer and creator is Bill Dare
A BBC Studios Production


MON 23:25 The Comedy Club Interviews (m0006qbr)
Colin Hoult 1/3

From 10.00pm until midnight, seven days a week, the Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. Plus Paul Garner chats to Colin Hoult.


MON 23:30 Radio Active (b008ythl)
Series 4

Minorities Programme

With their franchise under threat from broadcasting authorities, Radio Active must target community relations.

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

Music by Philip Pope and Steve Brown.

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

Producer: Jamie Rix

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1984.



TUESDAY 09 JULY 2019

TUE 00:00 John Wyndham - The Day of the Triffids (m0006mmr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 A Good Read (b00c197x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 Nigel Baldwin - Burnt (b09snl2d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 In Pursuit of Treasure (b00qg0rb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b09hr69d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:15 Plants: From Roots to Riches (b04bn08g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b062jsn5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:45 Book of the Week (b04fyjq2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 Mrs Henry Wood - East Lynne (m0006mmm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 The Museum of Curiosity (b04lpxxf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:30 The Best Laid Plans (b0505zwc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 Lucky Heather (b0075rtm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue (m0006dn3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 Nigel Baldwin - Burnt (b09sq996)
Politics of Darkness

Did fanatical nationalists attack an old lady? Milkie finds Welsh political currents run dark and deep.

Dennis Waterman stars in Nigel Baldwin’s taut political thriller.

Milkie ... Dennis Waterman
The Teller ... Ray Smith
Beth ... Bethan Jones
Angela ... Tara Dominick
Sharon ... Emma Gregory
Huw ... Richard Elfyn
Sioned ... Sue Roderick
Pauline ... Eluned Jones
Rhys ... Terry Victor

Music by Laurie Scott Baker.

Producer: Jane Dauncey

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1990.


TUE 06:30 Queer Tangier (b038xmdl)
During much of the first part of the twentieth century, Tangier was an International Zone, controlled not by Morocco but instead by a number of foreign powers. During that period - and for some years afterwards - it became a magnet to scores of writers and artists, many of whom were gay.

Paul Bowles arrived in the nineteen thirties, leading the way for some of the biggest names in literature of the time, including William Burroughs, Truman Capote, Andre Gide, Patricia Highsmith and Tennessee Williams.

In Tangier they enjoyed a much greater degree of freedom, whether that be to take drugs or simply to conduct homosexual relationships, than would have been possible in their home countries at the time.

The place also provided Professor Andrew Hussey with his first encounter with the Arab world, and set him on a course of exploration and intellectual discovery over the last thirty years, during which time he's been back many times.

Now he returns again to not only tell the story of 'Queer Tangier' as it became known, including the dark side of that period in the form of sex tourism, but also witness how the city has by now become a confident, bustling Moroccan city in its own right.

Producer: Geoff Bird.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2013.


TUE 07:00 Smelling of Roses (b00d4qky)
Series 3

Private Views

Events organiser Rosie plans a private view for an odious art dealer.

Rosie Burns faces more challenges in running her family's event management company, where the clients are only part of the problem...

The third of four series of Simon Brett's sitcom.

Rosie ..... Prunella Scales
Jo ..... Rebecca Callard
Bob ..... Duncan Preston
Tess ..... Annette Badland
Lindley Gore ..... Jeremy Clyde
Charlie McGunn ..... Kenny Blyth

Producer: Maria Esposito

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2002.


TUE 07:30 Heresy (m0006dlj)
Series 11

Episode 4

Joining Victoria Coren Mitchell to commit heresy about reunions and mobile phones are Katy Brand, Lee Mack and Josh Widdicombe.

Producers: Victoria Coren Mitchell and Daisy Knight
An Avalon Television production for BBC Radio 4


TUE 08:00 The Al Read Show (b0090v01)
From 6/2/1966

The legendary Northern comic pokes fun at fireman and hospitals.

Monologues and sketches presenting "life with the lid off".

With Susan Maughan, The Countrymen, and Woolf Phillips and his Orchestra.

Devised by Al Read and scripted by Ronnie Taylor.

Producer: Bill Worsley

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in February 1966.


TUE 08:30 To the Manor Born (b007lzww)
A Wife's Prerogative

Audrey makes the most of helping Devere - by pretending she's his wife.

Starring Penelope Keith as Audrey fforbes-Hamilton.

Keith Barron ..... Richard DeVere
Angela Thorne ..... Marjory Frobisher
Nicholas McArdle ..... Brabinger
Margery Withers ..... Mrs Polouvicka
Frank Middlemass ..... Ned
Mademoiselle Dutoit ..... Rula Lenska

The tale of lady of the manor Audrey fforbes-Hamilton, forced to sell her beloved Grantleigh Estate when her husband's death leaves her financially strapped. With butler Brabinger in tow, they've decamped to the tiny Old Lodge cottage.

From this vantage point, Audrey keeps a close and disapproving eye on the estate's new owner, the nouveau-riche Richard DeVere, a wholesale foods magnate of Czech descent.

First piloted on radio and then whisked off to TV before it ever appeared, before finally arriving home in 1997.

Adapted from his TV scripts by Peter Spence.

Producer: Jane Berthoud

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in March 1997.


TUE 09:00 Dead Ringers (m0006dwy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:30 The Other Man (b0076xv6)
Another Other

As Travis and Grace's affair steams along, Travis meets the other man in Grace's life - her son

Written by Jan Etherington and Gavin Petrie.

Travis ..... Julian Rhind-Tutt
Grace ..... Charlotte Randle
Charlie ..... Paul Reynolds
Serena ..... Alice Lowe
Alice ...... Clare Cathcart
Miles ..... Charlie Hicks

Producer: Elizabeth Freestone

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2006.


TUE 10:00 Mrs Henry Wood - East Lynne (m0006mqk)
Never to Be Redeemed

Try as she might to find happiness in her marriage with Mr Carlyle, Lady Isabel has to battle with two strong emotions - her jealousy of Barbara Hare and her attraction towards the handsome Captain Levison.

Mrs Henry Wood's novel dramatised by Michael Bakewell.

Mrs Henry Wood ... Rosemary Leach
Lady Isabel ... Moir Leslie
Mr Carlyle ... David Collings
Francis Levison ... Anthony Edridge
Miss Cornelia ... Maxine Audley
Barbara Hare ... Julie Berry
Emma Mount Severn ... Margaret Ward
Mrs Hare ... Joan Matheson
Justice Hare ... Brian Hewlett
Richard Hare ... Kim Wall
Lord Mount Severn ... Stephen Thorne
Joyce ... Jo Kendall
Dill ... Tim Reynolds
Wilson ... Betty Huntley Wright
Little Isabel ... Bernadette Windsor
Thorn ... Paul Gregory
Young Lord Vane/Pierre ... Sean Arnold

Director: David Johnston

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1987.


TUE 11:00 Telling Tales (m0006mqm)
Salena Godden

Salena Godden is an author and poet, whose latest publication declared that Pessimism Is For Lightweights.

Livewire, a collection of studio recordings spanning nearly 25 years, was shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award in 2016.

Salena is also a regular on radio and, in 2018, Radio 4’s Mrs Death Misses Death captured the creation of a new experimental work, in which death is personified as a woman.

We hear this documentary, an earlier gender swapping poetic creation titled A Valentine At Waterloo, and Salena talks about protest and hope.

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra.


TUE 12:00 The Al Read Show (b0090v01)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 To the Manor Born (b007lzww)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 Nigel Baldwin - Burnt (b09sq996)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 Queer Tangier (b038xmdl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b09hrzmg)
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

Mummy Time

Eleanor thinks she might have met the man of her dreams. But does she dare tell Mummy?

Tracy Wiles reads Gail Honeyman's heartwarming and heartbreaking debut novel.

Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life. Except, sometimes, everything. But one simple act of kindness is about to shatter the walls Eleanor has built around herself.

Reader: Tracy Wiles
Producer: Justine Willett
Abridger: Richard Hamilton.


TUE 14:15 Plants: From Roots to Riches (b04bndm5)
Tapping into Rubber

Natural rubber derived from latex had long been a curiosity. When Nelson Goodyear perfected his method of vulcanisation of rubber and showcased its applications at the Great Exhibition of 1851 the possibilities now seemed endless.

But by 1860 demand was outstripping supply from Brazil. Kathy Willis examines how Kew was charged with getting seeds of this economically vital plant out of South America to germinate at Kew Gardens, and then to send seedlings off to cultivate in far flung reaches of the Empire.

The historian Emma Reisz explains how Kew acted as the international clearing house for smuggled seeds out of Brazil. Historian Jim Endersby sheds light on why Kew put its faith in one man: Henry Wickham, a travelling plant hunter with dubious botanical credentials. We hear from Mark Nesbitt, curator of Kew's economic botany collection, on how, despite rubber being recognised as an economically essential plant for the British Empire's economy, the whole business of transporting and nurturing the seedlings turned out to be a comically hit and miss affair.

Producer Adrian Washbourne.


TUE 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b062kdd3)
Rachel's Cousins

Episode 2

Unlikely allies Rachel and Marilyn begin to bond - until Rachel accuses Marilyn of stealing.

Glasgow lawyer Rachel is dealing with the wayward relatives she's been brought up to ignore after discovering they share the BRCA2 cancer gene.

By Ann Marie Di Mambro.

Rachel..............................................................TAMARA KENNEDY
Marilyn.............................................................GABRIEL QUIGLEY
Josie.....................................................................KAREN BARTKE
Shirley.................. ............................................ SARAH McCARDIE
Bobby....................................... ............................ALAN McHUGH
Alex ........................................ ...............................ROBIN LAING
Kevin .................................................................STEVIE HANNAN
Becca...............................................................NICOLA JO CULLY
Carol...................................................................VERONICA LEER

Other parts are played by the cast.

Directed at BBC Scotland by Bruce Young

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2015.


TUE 14:45 Book of the Week (b04fz4vg)
Omid Djalili - Hopeful: The Autobiography

Episode 2

Omid remembers childhood visits to Iran and explores how it feels to belong to two very different cultures.

Comedian and actor Omid Djalili is one of Britain's funniest men. His memoirs take us through his unconventional childhood growing up in an Iranian household in London and chart his progression from serious acting into comedy.

It's a laugh-out-loud, intelligent and deeply touching journey through a fascinating life.

Abridger ..... Lu Kemp

Producer ..... Kirsty Williams

A BBC Scotland Production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in September 2014.


TUE 15:00 Mrs Henry Wood - East Lynne (m0006mqk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 Best Behaviour (b05sy25w)
Episode 1

Holly Walsh presents the comedy panel show devoted to clarifying the etiquette rules for modern life.

The guest panellists are Clive Anderson, Sarah Millican and Joe Lycett, who compete to supply the most entertaining ideas for best behaviour in the 21st century.

Knowing how to conduct yourself used to be simple - there were books, finishing schools and often a stern nanny to make sure you did the right thing. But nowadays the world is such a social minefield - made worse by the fact that every time you mess up, someone's inevitably filming it on a camera phone.

In this episode, etiquette at work is under comic scrutiny with the notion that 'the customer is NOT always right' being one of the main conclusions. The case for never sharing food during meals is also up for debate, and the panellists solver an etiquette problem from the studio audience - 'how can I tell my friends that I'm not as interested in their kids as they are?'

Producer: Aled Evans
A Zeppotron production for BBC Radio 4.


TUE 16:30 Ballylenon (b00p8hjy)
Series 7

Episode 4

Phonsie manages to find another venue for his "Festival of Light". It's 1959 in the sleepy Irish town. Stars Gerard Murphy.


TUE 17:00 Smelling of Roses (b00d4qky)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 17:30 Heresy (m0006dlj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 18:00 The Laxian Key (b007k2c1)
Episode 1

Mystery space tourist deaths land two planet cleaners with a new contract.

Stephen Hawking once warned us that our species could soon be wiped out by plagues, asteroids and our tendency to destroy ourselves. The solution, he suggested, was for us to colonise other planets. But Chris Larner and David Gilbert's sci-fi comedy sees the truth as a little more complicated.

The Laxian Key shows how, as soon as Man steps onto another planet, he promptly fouls it up just as he did earth. The heroes of this wonderfully wacky tale are two interplanetary decontaminationists.

Stars Chris Larner as Arnold and Mark Bonner as Gregor.

With Trevor Cooper as Evan, Alex Lowe as Office, Sam Dale as Ferngraum, Christine Kavanagh as Jo, Virge Gilchrist as Dolores and Bethan Walker as the Virtual Newsreader

And Paul Biggin, Emma Noakes and Joseph Kloska.

Producer: Peter Kavanagh

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra in February 2007.


TUE 18:30 Sounds Natural (m0006mqq)
Henry Longhurst

The golf writer and commentator Henry Longhurst shares his love of nature with Derek Jones. Instilled from an early age, his two passions went very much "hand in hand."

Sounds from the BBC Archives include the nightingale, skylark and barn owl.

Produced by John Burton for BBC Bristol.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1976.


TUE 19:00 The Al Read Show (b0090v01)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 To the Manor Born (b007lzww)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 Nigel Baldwin - Burnt (b09sq996)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 Queer Tangier (b038xmdl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 Telling Tales (m0006mqm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 22:00 Heresy (m0006dlj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 Alun Cochrane's Fun House (b01rvpvf)
The Bathroom

Comedian Alun Cochrane has a 25 year mortgage which he can only pay off by being funny. In this series he takes us on a room by room, stand up tour of his house.

He has a fridge that beeps at him when he doesn't move quickly enough and a fire alarm he can't reach. His relationship with his house is a complicated one.

A hoarder of funny and original observations on everyday life, Alun invites us to help him de-clutter his mind and tidy his ideas into one of those bags that you hoover all the air out of and keep under your bed. This show will help Alun and his house work through their relationship issues and prevent a separation that Alun can ill afford; at least not until the market picks up anyway.

Starring ... Alun Cochrane and Gavin Osborn

Written by ... Alun Cochrane and Andy Wolton

Produced by ... Carl Cooper.


TUE 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (m0006qbt)
Colin Hoult 2/3

From 10.00pm until midnight, seven days a week, the Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. Plus Paul Garner chats again to Colin Hoult.


TUE 23:00 To Hull and Back (b07qbcbl)
Series 2

Where Do You Think You're Going?

Lucy Beaumont stars as the daughter trying to escape her overbearing mother played by Maureen Lipman in the second series of this warm hearted sitcom set in Hull.

"It's like a cross between a Victoria Wood Sketch and a Mike Leigh film". Radio Times

Episode 4 - Where Do You Think You're Going?

In the last episode of this series, Sophie thinks that she'll finally get to meet her Auntie Pamela and her mother gets a job at Humber Helpline, to prove to Sophie that she's the kind one of the two sisters.

Writer ..... Lucy Beaumont
Producer ..... Carl Cooper
Production Co-ordinator ..... Sophie Richardson

This is a BBC Studios Production.


TUE 23:30 Mark Thomas: The Manifesto (b01s8qy0)
Series 5

London

Comedian-activist Mark Thomas concludes his "People's Manifesto" back in the BBC Radio Theatre. Producer: Colin Anderson.



WEDNESDAY 10 JULY 2019

WED 00:00 The Laxian Key (b007k2c1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 Sounds Natural (m0006mqq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 Nigel Baldwin - Burnt (b09sq996)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 Queer Tangier (b038xmdl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b09hrzmg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday]


WED 02:15 Plants: From Roots to Riches (b04bndm5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Tuesday]


WED 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b062kdd3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:45 Book of the Week (b04fz4vg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 Mrs Henry Wood - East Lynne (m0006mqk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 Best Behaviour (b05sy25w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:30 Ballylenon (b00p8hjy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:30 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 Smelling of Roses (b00d4qky)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 Heresy (m0006dlj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 Nigel Baldwin - Burnt (b09sqfjq)
Exploitation

It's not just terrorism, arson and violence. Milkie uncovers corruption reaching right to the top.

Dennis Waterman stars in Nigel Baldwin’s taut political thriller.

Milkie ... Dennis Waterman
Teller .... Ray Smith
Beth .... Bethan Jones
Angela .... Tara Dominick
Huw ... Richard Elfyn
Pauline ... Eluned Jones
Sharon ... Emma Gregory
Phone Man ... Terry Dauncey
Rushton ... Timothy Bateson
Rhys ... Terry Victor

Music by Laurie Scott Baker.

Producer: Jane Dauncey

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1990.


WED 06:30 The Gorbals Vampire (b00rmt00)
In September 1954 hundreds of Glasgow schoolchildren crowded into a Gorbals graveyard to hunt for a Vampire with Iron Teeth. Novelist Louise Welsh discovers how the "Gorbals Vampire" led to a change in Britain's censorship laws.

In 1954 in Glasgow's Southern Necropolis cemetery hundreds of local children, ranging in ages from 4 to 14, were discovered by police roaming between the crypts. They were armed with sharpened sticks, knives stolen from home and stakes. They said they were hunting down "a vampire with iron teeth" that they believed had kidnapped and eaten two local boys.

The local press got hold of the story of what became known as the 'Gorbals Vampire' and it soon went national. The press and politicians cast around for an explanation. They soon found one in the wave of American Horror comics with names like "Astounding Stories" and "Tales from the Crypt" which had recently flooded into the west of Scotland.

Academics pointed out that none of the comics featured a vampire with iron teeth, though there was a monster with iron teeth in the Bible (Daniel 7.7) and in a poem taught in local schools. Their voices were drowned out in a full-blown moral panic about the effect that terrifying comics were having on children. Soon the case of the "Gorbals Vampire" was international news.

The British Press raged against the "terrifying, corrupt" comics and after a heated debate in the House of Commons where the case of Gorbals Vampire was cited, Britain passed the Children and Young Persons (Harmful Publications) Act 1955 which, for the first time, specifically banned the sale of magazines and comics portraying "incidents of a repulsive or horrible nature" to minors.

Produced by David Stenhouse.

First broadcast on Radio 4 in 2010.


WED 07:00 The Newly Discovered Casebook of Sherlock Holmes (b00brb8n)
The Demon Cobbler of Greek Street

The spoof sleuth probes a shoe clue connection in two mystery murders. Stars Roy Hudd and June Whitfield. From February 1999.


WED 07:30 The Pin (m0006drq)
Series 4

Ep 1: Home

The latest series from Ben and Alex, aka "The Pin", is a sketch-sitcom hybrid. The award-winning sketch duo are forced to record their latest series in their flat and the boys are glad of the new creative freedom this opportunity presents, away from the "prying eyes of the BBC". Unfortunately, their creative freedom is short-lived, thanks to numerous intrusions from the boys' unlucky neighbour Maria, Ben's mother and an AirBnB lodger who's in town for a stag party.

The Pin At Home is written by Alex Owen and Ben Ashenden

It stars:

Alex Owen as Alex
Ben Ashenden as Ben
Pippa Haywood as Michelle
Celeste Dring as Maria
Ed Easton as Nick
Jason Forbes as Audience Member
and
James McNicholas as Police Officer

It was produced by Sam Michell

A BBC Studios Production


WED 08:00 The Navy Lark (b007zmvf)
Series 8

Off to Sea at Last

HMS Troutbridge prepares to set sail, but the clueless crew wonder where they're heading. Stars Leslie Phillips. From November 1966.


WED 08:30 Doctor at Large (b009pp9l)
The Captain's Problem

Ship's doctor Simon Sparrow diagnoses trouble ahead with Captain Spratt!

The misadventures of newly qualified doctor, Simon Sparrow - adapted for radio by Ray Cooney from Richard Gordon's 'Doctor at Large' published in 1955.

Starring Richard Briers as Simon Sparrow, Geoffrey Sumner as Captain Spratt, Ray Cooney as First Mate Jock Hornbeam, Edward Cast as Colonel Smith and Peter Jones as Easter.

Producer: David Hatch

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1969.


WED 09:00 Act Your Age (b00fn0vg)
Series 1

Episode 1

Simon Mayo discovers which generation is the funniest. With Jon Richardson, Lucy Porter and Roy Walker. From November 2008.


WED 09:30 Cleaning Up (b052m59s)
Episode 1

Every night, as time is called and people are spat out onto the streets and squeezed into rides home to dream -tossed beds - others are hard at work. Teams of cleaners are in office spaces scrubbing, vaccuming and cleaning up. And right at the bottom of the food chain we find our gang - Spit n' Polish tackling the floors of a plush tower block in Manchester city centre.

In this opening episode, a new cleaner reports for duty. Turns out he and his boss have met before.

Written by Ian Kershaw and with a top hole Northern cast this is a funny, sometimes dark comedy about people who always get the fuzzy end of the lollipop.This four-part series is about a group of people who are thrown together by their work and who take as much solace as they can from this.

Julie ..... Julie Hesmondhalgh
Nobby ..... Paul Barber
Dave ..... John Thompson
Shiv ..... Lauren Socha
Nita ..... Bhavna Limbachia
Our Bri ..... Jack Deam

Produced at BBC Salford by Alison Vernon-Smith.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2015.


WED 10:00 Mrs Henry Wood - East Lynne (m0006ljw)
The Yearning of a Broken Heart

No sooner has Lady Isabel been betrayed by the wicked Francis Levison than she is left unrecognisably disfigured by a terrible train crash. What is to become of her?

Mrs Henry Wood's novel dramatised by Michael Bakewell.

Mrs Henry Wood ... Rosemary Leach
Lady Isabel ... Moir Leslie
Mr Carlyle ... David Collings
Miss Cornelia ... Maxine Audley
Barbara Hare ... Julie Berry
Richard Hare ... Kim Wall
Justice Hare ... Brian Hewlett
Joyce ... Jo Kendall
Afy.... Angela Crow
Little Isabel ... Bernadette Windsor
Little William ... Ben Robb
Baby Archibald ... Alexander Goodman
Wilson ... Betty Huntley Wright
The Rev Little ... David Garth
Mrs Latimer ... Pauline Letts

Director: David Johnston

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1987.


WED 11:00 The Computer Speaks (b062n4nl)
Secondary Memory

An original short story for radio by Danielle McLaughlin.

Our relationship with computers is an intimate one. What do they know of our lives? And what would they say about us if they could speak? The second of three stories about computers finding their voice.

Danielle McLaughlin's stories have appeared in newspapers and magazines such as The Stinging Fly, The Irish Times, The Penny Dreadful, Long Story, Short and The New Yorker. She is currently Editor for Short Stories in English at Southword Journal. Her debut collection of short stories, Dinosaurs on Other Planets, will be published in Ireland in October 2015 by The Stinging Fly Press, and in the UK (John Murray), US (Random House) and Germany (Luchterhand) in 2016.

Producer: Mair Bosworth
Reader: Samuel Barnett.


WED 11:15 Alison Joseph - The Ideal Heroine (m0006ljy)
In 1894 Henry James tried to drown a boatload of dresses in the Venetian lagoon. They had belonged to the writer Constance Fenimore Woolson.

Fiction and reality begin to overlap as Henry struggles to make sense of his loss.

Alison Joseph's play about love and art and the telling of stories.

Constance Fenimore Woolson .... Nancy Crane
American Lady 2 .... Laurel Lefkow
Rhoda Broughton/American Lady 3 ... Caroline Loncq
Henry .... Stuart Milligan
American Lady 1 ... Charlotte Randle

Director: Gaynor Macfarlane

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2002.


WED 12:00 The Navy Lark (b007zmvf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 Doctor at Large (b009pp9l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 Nigel Baldwin - Burnt (b09sqfjq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 The Gorbals Vampire (b00rmt00)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b09hs6wt)
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

A Red-Letter Day

Tracy Wiles reads Gail Honeyman's heartwarming and heartbreaking new novel - this year's bestselling debut.

Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life. Except, sometimes, everything. But one simple act of kindness is about to shatter the walls Eleanor has built around herself.

Today: after helping an old man in the street, Eleanor finds her life changing in unexpected ways.

Reader: Tracy Wiles
Producer: Justine Willett
Abridger: Richard Hamilton.


WED 14:15 Plants: From Roots to Riches (b04brl21)
Orchidmania

Orchids are big business. Today over £5m of orchid hybrids are imported as cut flowers into the UK each year. For the Victorians orchids were the chosen ornaments of royalty and captured the 19th century fascination with scientific oddity and imperial conquest.

Prof Kathy Willis explores how orchids, one of the planet's most diverse family of plants, mesmerised Victorian devotees and became not only trophy plants of the rich but also a scientific tool to promote a new theory of evolution. The study of orchids also paved the way for cultivation of exotics for all.

Lara Jewitt tours the orchid glasshouses at Kew where over 3000 species are cultivated, and explains the biology unique to orchids that fuels interest for both scientists and plant lovers.

Darwin was fascinated with these rare and precious plants. Their unique pollination mechanisms helped back up his new evolutionary theory based upon natural selection. As historian Jim Endersby reveals, the delicate orchid was to play a part in getting botany a seat at the top table of scientific respectability.

Even in the 1850s, Kew's director Joseph Hooker had expressed concern about the damage orchid hunters were inflicting on the wild population. Whilst today many species remain endangered, V Sarasan, head of Kew's Conservation Biotechnology Unit, reveals how new conservation efforts in some of the most orchid species-rich areas of Madagascar are helping to successfully reintroduce endangered members of this vast but vulnerable flowering family back into the wild.

Producer Adrian Washbourne.


WED 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b062ktl9)
Rachel's Cousins

Episode 3

Josie seeks advice from Rachel when she admits she's been lying to the rest of the family.

Glasgow lawyer Rachel is dealing with the wayward relatives she's been brought up to ignore after discovering they share the BRCA2 cancer gene.

By Ann Marie Di Mambro

Rachel..............................................................TAMARA KENNEDY
Marilyn.............................................................GABRIEL QUIGLEY
Josie.....................................................................KAREN BARTKE
Shirley.................. ............................................ SARAH McCARDIE
Bobby....................................... ............................ALAN McHUGH
Alex ........................................ ...............................ROBIN LAING
Kevin .................................................................STEVIE HANNAN
Becca...............................................................NICOLA JO CULLY
Carol...................................................................VERONICA LEER

Other parts are played by the cast.

Directed at BBC Scotland by Bruce Young

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2015.


WED 14:45 Book of the Week (b04fzbl7)
Omid Djalili - Hopeful: The Autobiography

Episode 3

Omid recalls his experiences as a ten-year old medical translator and revisits a poignant period when religious tensions in Iran reached his family home in Kensington.

Comedian and actor Omid Djalili is one of Britain's funniest men. His memoirs take us through his unconventional childhood growing up in an Iranian household in London and chart his progression from serious acting into comedy.

It's a laugh-out-loud, intelligent and deeply touching journey through a fascinating life.

Abridger ..... Lu Kemp

Producer ..... Kirsty Williams

A BBC Scotland Production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in September 2014.


WED 15:00 Mrs Henry Wood - East Lynne (m0006ljw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 Act Your Age (b00fn0vg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


WED 16:30 Cleaning Up (b052m59s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


WED 17:00 The Newly Discovered Casebook of Sherlock Holmes (b00brb8n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 17:30 The Pin (m0006drq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 18:00 The Laxian Key (b007k2m3)
Episode 2

London is melting, but planetary decontaminationists Arnold and Gregor get the blame and go on the run. Stars Chris Larner.


WED 18:30 That Reminds Me (b007jnps)
Series 2

Dora Bryan

From ENSA to Hello Dolly, the veteran actress reminisces about her stage, film and television career. From October 2000.


WED 19:00 The Navy Lark (b007zmvf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 Doctor at Large (b009pp9l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 Nigel Baldwin - Burnt (b09sqfjq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 The Gorbals Vampire (b00rmt00)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 The Computer Speaks (b062n4nl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 21:15 Alison Joseph - The Ideal Heroine (m0006ljy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


WED 22:00 The Pin (m0006drq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 The Problem With Adam Bloom (b007rgld)
Series 1

Cutting Corners

The frugal comedian features an excerpt from his stand-up show at the Edinburgh Festival. With Rob Rouse. From September 2003.


WED 22:45 John Kearns (b05vhf6x)
The Ticket

The first of four 14-minute vignettes in a brand new series from John Kearns, the Winner of the Main Prize at the 2014 Edinburgh Comedy Festival, as well as the Best Newcomer Award in 2013.
In this episode, we get a glimpse into the oddball mind of John as he returns home from work... in "The Ticket."

Producer: Arnab Chanda.


WED 23:00 The Jason Byrne Show (b01f9sm2)
Series 2

Parents

The award-winning comic's lowdown on what being a mum and dad means. With Laurence Howarth and Anna Bengo. From August 2009.


WED 23:25 Comedy Club Extra (m0006qc3)
Ones to Watch... Maisie Adam

BBC Radio 4 Extra’s Comedy Club meets up-and-coming comedian Maisie Adam.


WED 23:30 Hamish and Dougal: You'll Have Had Your Tea (b0077007)
Series 3

The Subsidence Adventure

Will Hamish and Dougal make a success of a new business idea? Stars Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden. From September 2006.


WED 23:45 Love in Recovery (b04ykdyl)
Series 1

Simon

Comedy drama by Pete Jackson, set in Alcoholics Anonymous and inspired by his own road to recovery. Starring Sue Johnston, John Hannah, Eddie Marsan, Rebecca Front, Paul Kaye and Julia Deakin.

The programme follows the lives of five very different recovering alcoholics. Set entirely at their weekly meetings, we hear them get to know each other, learn to hate each other, argue, moan, laugh, fall apart, fall in love and, most importantly, tell their stories.

There are funny stories, sad stories, stories of small victories and milestones, stories of loss, stories of hope, and stories that you really shouldn't laugh at - but still do. Along with the storyteller.

In this third episode, Simon (John Hannah) surprises everyone when he tells his story of being a war correspondent in the line of fire.

Writer Pete Jackson is a recovering alcoholic and has spent time with Alcoholics Anonymous. It was there he found, as many people do, support from the unlikeliest group of disparate souls, all banded together due to one common bond. As well as offering the support he needed throughout a difficult time, AA also offered a weekly, sometimes daily, dose of hilarity, upset, heartbreak and friendship.

Written and created by Pete Jackson

Produced and Directed by Ben Worsfield
A Lucky Giant production for BBC Radio 4.



THURSDAY 11 JULY 2019

THU 00:00 The Laxian Key (b007k2m3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 That Reminds Me (b007jnps)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 Nigel Baldwin - Burnt (b09sqfjq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 The Gorbals Vampire (b00rmt00)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b09hs6wt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:15 Plants: From Roots to Riches (b04brl21)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b062ktl9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:45 Book of the Week (b04fzbl7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 Mrs Henry Wood - East Lynne (m0006ljw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 Act Your Age (b00fn0vg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:30 Cleaning Up (b052m59s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 The Newly Discovered Casebook of Sherlock Holmes (b00brb8n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 The Pin (m0006drq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 Nigel Baldwin - Burnt (b09sqkf5)
Trouble Runs Deep

In seeking the killers, Milkie is drawn deeper into trouble - with the Establishment.

Dennis Waterman stars in Nigel Baldwin’s taut political thriller.

Milkie ... Dennis Waterman
The Teller.... Ray Smith
Beth... Bethan Jones
Special Branch Man ... Michael Povey
Special Branch Man ... Chris Durnall
Special Branch Man.... Terry Dauncey
Pauline .... Eluned Jones
Angela... Tara Dominick
Huw ... Richard Elfyn

Music by Laurie Scott Baker.

Producer: Jane Dauncey

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1990.


THU 06:30 Jazz Frenzy (b00vxzvk)
Poland, August 1956. Rioters had been shot dead in Poznan weeks before. The invasion of Hungary is just weeks away.

The Cold War rages, but for eight young Londoners, newly formed as The Dave Burman Jazz Group, their unlikely journey behind the Iron Curtain is an overwhelming surprise. Jazz in Poland had been banned by first the Nazis and then the Communists, but had been played secretly by a faithful few.

Until the death of Stalin in 1953, playing and listening to jazz was illegal. This 'decadent Imperialist music' could lead to expulsion from music college, blacklisting or worse. But in the 'thaw' that followed Stalin's death, the restrictions on jazz began to lift. Now, at the seaside resort of Sopot, tens of thousands of young people journeyed miles by hitching rides or cramming into trains to hear jazz and that rarest of attractions - a British band.

The Dave Burman Jazz Group had been assembled in just a few weeks - it would never play together again. But for a few days, the Cold War blew hot as they thumped out Tiger Rag, Bucket's Got a Hole in It, Sugar and other standards to crowds of thousands all over the country. Their contact with Polish jazz lovers was minimal, frequently ushered by Communist officials during their hectic tour. For those Polish musicians taking part in Sopot '56, this was the beginning of their Jazz Frenzy, of freedom.

Dave Burman and the rest of the musicians returned to England never to experience such adulation and success again. Now, more than 50 years later, Dave is reunited with former band members Alan Teulon and Laurie Chescoe, before returning to Poland with his son and producer of the programme to meet some of those whose lives were changed forever by the events of Sopot '56.

Producer and Presenter: Mark Burman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2010.


THU 07:00 Hobby Bobbies (b04pshk4)
Series 2

Sinkhole

When an enormous sinkhole opens up, the useless police officers need to do a little more than "look into it".

Britain's longest serving PCSO is paired with the laziest in Dave Lamb's sitcom. (Dave is the voice of TV's Come Dine With Me)

Geoff...............Richie Webb
Nigel...............Nick Walker
The Guv..........Sinead Keenan
Nina................Pooja Shah
Bernie.............Chris Emmett
Geoff's Dad.....Noddy Holder

Produced by Steve Doherty
A Top Dog production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in November 2014.


THU 07:30 Rich Hall's (US) Breakdown (m0006dtt)
Multi award-winning comedian and US Citizen Rich Hall takes a look across the pond at the current state of US Politics.

A combination of stand-up, sketch and interview, Rich Hall's (US) Breakdown broadcasts live from the fictional IBBC network in Washington to the whole of the United States.

Rich and his co-host Nick Doody take calls from every corner of the United States to hear the concerns of US citizens, offering their take on the issues troubling them.

Starring Rich Hall with Nick Doody, Lewis Mcleod, Emma Sidi and Jen Kirkman.

It is a BBC Studios Production.


THU 08:00 Brothers in Law (b007k0z0)
Series 1

The First Brief

Rookie barrister Roger Thursby unwittingly aids a habitual fraudster.

Starring Richard Briers as Roger Thursby, Richard Waring as Henry Blagrove and Ann Davies as Sally Mannering.

With guest stars Kenneth Connor as Green and John Le Mesurier as The Judge

Adapted for radio by Richard Waring from the BBC TV scripts.

Restored from BBC Transcription Service tapes - originally edited for sale abroad.

Published in 1955, Henry Cecil's comic legal novel Brothers in Law was adapted first for TV in 1962 by Frank Muir and Denis Norden. It provided the first regular starring role for Richard Briers, who later reprised his role of the idealistic young lawyer Roger Thursby for BBC Radio between 1970 and 1972.

Produced by David Hatch.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1970.


THU 08:30 The Goon Show (b007jyxq)
The Scarlet Capsule

Professor Ned Quatermass unravels a mystery around some enigmatic blue serge suits. Stars Spike Milligan. From February 1959.


THU 09:00 Booked (b0075lw6)
Series 2

Episode 4

Ian McMillan's irreverent literary game with Mark Thomas, Dillie Keane, Miles Kington and Roger McGough. From March 1997.


THU 09:30 Bristow (b007s5dp)
Series 2

Mr Bristow Regrets

The Chester-Perry Dinner Dance is out of bounds to the buying clerk - until he falls in with Tom Paine, troublemaker...

Michael Williams stars as Bristow, the buying clerk from Frank Dickens' famous newspaper cartoon strip. Syndicated internationally, it ran for 41 years in London's Evening Standard.

With Rodney Bewes as Jones, Dora Bryan as Mrs Purdy, Owen Brenman as Hewitt and Jon Glover as Tom Paine.

RSC talent and popular stage and TV actor, Michael Williams died in 2001

Music: John Whitehall

Producer: Neil Cargill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1999.


THU 10:00 Mrs Henry Wood - East Lynne (m0006ltz)
An MP for West Lynne

Mr Carlyle faces opposition as he stands for Parliament, while Lady Isabel’s misery is deepened by her return to East Lynne

Mrs Henry Wood's novel dramatised by Michael Bakewell.

Mrs Henry Wood ... Rosemary Leach
the Lady Isabel ... Moir Leslie
Mr Carlyle .... David Collings
Francis Levison ....Anthony Edridge
Miss Cornelia .... Maxine Audley
Barbara Hare .... Julie Berry
Richard .... Kim Wall
Justice Hare .... Brian Hewlett
Lord Mount Severn .... Stephen Thorne
Joyce ... Jo Kendall
Dill .... Tim Reynolds
Little Isabel ... Bernadette Windsor
Little William .... Ben Robb
Young Lord Vane .... Sean Arnold
Pinner/Dobede ... Colin Starkey
Ball ... Peter Acre
Bethel .... Stephen Harrold
James ... Michael Tudor Barnes
Dr Martin .... Tim Munroe

Director: David Johnston

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1987.


THU 11:00 The Computer Speaks (b063dcgy)
Tom

An original short story for radio by A.L. Kennedy.

Our relationship with computers is an intimate one. What would they say about us if they could speak? The last of three stories about computers finding their voice.

A.L.Kennedy was born in Dundee in 1965. She is the author of 16 books: 6 novels, 7 short story collections and 3 works of non-fiction. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. She was twice included in the Granta Best of Young British Novelists list.

She has won awards including the 2007 Costa Book Award and the Austrian State Prize for International Literature. She is also a dramatist for the stage, radio, TV and film. She is an essayist and regularly reads her work on BBC radio. She occasionally writes and performs one-person shows. She writes for a number of UK and overseas publications and for The Guardian Online.

Producer: Mair Bosworth
Readers: Neve McIntosh and John MacKay.


THU 11:15 Dad (b07m7hvl)
When 18-year-old Joel is given full-time care of his baby daughter Mia for two weeks, it doesn't turn out to be quite the easy ride he expected.

In fact, being solely responsible for this perfect, tiny, beautiful baby - his baby - is probably the hardest thing he has ever done. He knows that for once in his life, he really can't mess up.

Written by Sarah McDonald Hughes.

JOEL .... Robert Haythorne
NAOMI .... Sarah McDonald Hughes
DANNY .... Reece Noi
TRACY .... Flo Wilson
AMY .... Rosina Carbone
ASHLEIGH .... Lauren Gabrielle-Thomas

Director: Charlotte Riches

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2014.


THU 12:00 Brothers in Law (b007k0z0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 The Goon Show (b007jyxq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 Nigel Baldwin - Burnt (b09sqkf5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 Jazz Frenzy (b00vxzvk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b09hw51q)
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

A Small Steady Candle

Eleanor is in a social whirl - first a hospital visit, then tea with Raymond's mother, and now a party. Whatever next?

Tracy Wiles continues Gail Honeyman's heartwarming and sometimes heartbreaking novel.

Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life. Except, sometimes, everything. But one simple act of kindness is about to shatter the walls Eleanor has built around herself.

Reader: Tracy Wiles
Producer: Justine Willett
Abridger: Richard Hamilton.


THU 14:15 Plants: From Roots to Riches (b04brrjg)
Plant Invaders

The Victorians' pride at the effortless movement of plants around the world during the late 19th century was having an unwelcome side effect. Invasive species were beginning to wipe out native populations of plants. With no natural predators to control them, one man's flower was turning into another man's weed.

Prof Kathy Willis hears how during the late 1800s, many invasive species from Japanese knot weed to Himalayan balsam to water hyacinth came from deliberate introductions and asks if today, trying to control them is ultimately futile?

As historian Jim Endersby explains both Charles Darwin and Kew's director Joseph Hooker were the first to examine the impact of invasives, having noticed on the island of St Helena and Ascension Island the effect on native plants.

One of the current biggest invaders is lantana, familiar to British gardeners as a small pot plant. As Shonil Baghwat of the Open University reveals, since its introduction to Kolkata Botanical garden in the 1870s it decimated native teak plantations. But today opportunities exist to exploit its presence for the wood, basketry and paper industries.

And Kathy Willis hears from Kew conservationist Colin Clubbe on the extent to which we should view invasive plants in our ecosystems as part of a strategy to maintain resilience to environmental change in the future.

Producer Adrian Washbourne.


THU 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b062mxfg)
Rachel's Cousins

Episode 4

Bobby seeks out his ex-wife and daughter to explain the risks of the BRCA2 gene.

Glasgow lawyer Rachel is dealing with the wayward relatives she's been brought up to ignore after discovering they share the BRCA2 cancer gene.

By Ann Marie Di Mambro.

Rachel..............................................................TAMARA KENNEDY
Marilyn.............................................................GABRIEL QUIGLEY
Josie.....................................................................KAREN BARTKE
Shirley.................. ............................................ SARAH McCARDIE
Bobby....................................... ............................ALAN McHUGH
Alex ........................................ ...............................ROBIN LAING
Kevin .................................................................STEVIE HANNAN
Becca...............................................................NICOLA JO CULLY
Carol...................................................................VERONICA LEER

Other parts are played by the cast.

Directed at BBC Scotland by Bruce Young

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2015.


THU 14:45 Book of the Week (b04g10zf)
Omid Djalili - Hopeful: The Autobiography

Episode 4

Omid looks back at two key encounters which inspired him to risk all and become an actor.

Comedian and actor Omid Djalili is one of Britain's funniest men. His memoirs take us through his unconventional childhood growing up in an Iranian household in London and chart his progression from serious acting into comedy.

It's a laugh-out-loud, intelligent and deeply touching journey through a fascinating life.

Abridger ..... Lu Kemp

Producer ..... Kirsty Williams

A BBC Scotland Production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in September 2014.


THU 15:00 Mrs Henry Wood - East Lynne (m0006ltz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 Booked (b0075lw6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


THU 16:30 Bristow (b007s5dp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


THU 17:00 Hobby Bobbies (b04pshk4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 17:30 Rich Hall's (US) Breakdown (m0006dtt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 18:00 The Laxian Key (b007k2tx)
Episode 3

With the planetary decontaminationists on the run, Arnold's apologetic call for melting Earth is traced. Stars Mark Bonnar.


THU 18:30 Great Lives (b01s0b04)
Series 30

David Livingstone

Dr David Livingstone was the Victorian equivalent of an astronaut - a man who ventured into the  interior of Africa to report on territory that was wholly unknown to Europeans. In this programme, the explorer Colonel John Blashford-Snell explains why he admires his predecessor. Matthew Parris chairs the discussion, assisted by Dr Sarah Worden of the National Museum of Scotland.

Livingstone went to Africa as a missionary but succeeded in making only one convert, who soon lapsed. Frustrated, he switched his focus to exploration, crossing southern Africa from east to west and back again. He discovered the Victoria Falls, but his attempts to reach the interior by going up the Zambezi were a disaster when he discovered that the rapids he had been warned about were impassable. On his recommendation, missionary families came out from England to settle in what is now Malawi but - as he should have anticipated - many of them died of disease.

Despite these failures, he was and is regarded as a hero. As a self-made man who put himself through university on his wages from working in a cotton mill, he embodied the Victorian can-do spirit. His map-making, natural history observations, facility with languages and sheer endurance in the face of overwhelming obstacles made him a formidable character. Above all, his legacy in helping to end the east African slave trade mean that he is still revered in Africa today.

Produced by Jolyon Jenkins.

First broadcast on Radio 4 in 2013.


THU 19:00 Brothers in Law (b007k0z0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 The Goon Show (b007jyxq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 Nigel Baldwin - Burnt (b09sqkf5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 Jazz Frenzy (b00vxzvk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 The Computer Speaks (b063dcgy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


THU 21:15 Dad (b07m7hvl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


THU 22:00 Rich Hall's (US) Breakdown (m0006dtt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 Richard Marsh (b06c0dgs)
Cardboard Heart

Stag

Award-winning writer and poet Richard Marsh stars alongside Russell Tovey and Phil Daniels in this new, heart-warming sitcom set in a greetings card company.

This week, Will and the gang help organise a stag do to remember - in more ways than one.

Richard Marsh is the writer and star of Love and Sweets, a Radio 4 comedy series that won Best Comedy in the BBC Audio Drama awards 2014. Now, in Cardboard Heart, he plays Will, a hapless romantic who's keen to find love and an aspiring writer with a 9 to 5 job writing poetry at a greetings card company.

Will shares an office with Goadsby (Rebecca Scroggs), who's responsible for the card artwork and being Will's nemesis, Colin (Sam Troughton), the firm's safety and survival-obsessed accountant, and charming renegade salesman Beast (Russell Tovey). Phil Daniels plays Rog, their roguish boss.

Paid to express heartfelt emotions for people he will never meet, Will consistently fails to express himself properly to anyone he does meet. Every social interaction is a minefield for Will. In his head, he knows exactly what to say but the minute he opens his mouth, it's a disaster. Luckily for you, Will shares his inner thoughts with the audience.

Written and created by Richard Marsh
Directed by Pia Furtado
Produced by Ben Worsfield
A Lucky Giant production for BBC Radio 4.


THU 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (m0006qc5)
Colin Hoult 3/3

From 10.00pm until midnight, seven days a week, the Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. Plus Paul Garner chats again to Colin Hoult.


THU 23:00 Lemn Sissay's Homecoming (b05stkr9)
Addis Ababa

We all leave. We all migrate from childhood to adulthood, from village to town to city, from single to married. We all hate and love where we are from. We are all immigrants of time. There are problems with home and a need to leave. There is a love of home and a need to leave. Goodbye is who we are.

In Lemn Sissay's Homecoming, Lemn Sissay explores what "home" means through stand-up, poetry and conversation. It's surely not just a physical location - it's the people, the memories, the feeling. It's not home if you don't belong there, it's just where you live.

The first of these two shows was recorded at the Ghion Hotel, in Addis Ababa. Addis is a place that Lemn feels at home in - but why? He wasn't born there, doesn't live there, and can't even speak the language. Helping Lemn understand this are two Ethiopians who were brought up in Europe but who, unlike Lemn, moved back to Addis in adulthood; a social anthropologist who is an Ethiopian with a famous English name; and his own sister, who is Addis born and bred.

Lemn Sissay is the author of five collections of poetry. He has also written plays for stage and BBC radio. He was the first poet to write for the Olympics 2012 and received an MBE from the Queen for Services to Literature. He is associate artist at the Southbank Centre, and an (hon) doctor of letters. His radio documentary Child of the State was nominated for the 2010 Sony Awards. If you should google "Lemn sissay" all the returning hits will be about him. There is only one person named Lemn Sissay in the world.

Written and performed by Lemn Sissay,

Producer: Ed Morrish

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2015.


THU 23:30 Two Episodes of Mash (b01mqqht)
Series 2

Episode 3

In Episode 3: Diane, Joe and David break loose from BBC Security and go on the run around Radio 4. We hear them crash into the radio station's usual programming (Book At Bedtime, The Archers...) before making their getaway with Aled Jones.

An animation of their Fishing Sketch by Tom Rourke can been seen on the Radio 4 website.

Credits: Diane Morgan, Joe Wilkinson, David O'Doherty, Aled Jones, Paul Harry Allen, Bobbie Pryor & Gary Newman.

Producer: Clair Wordsworth.



FRIDAY 12 JULY 2019

FRI 00:00 The Laxian Key (b007k2tx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 Great Lives (b01s0b04)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 Nigel Baldwin - Burnt (b09sqkf5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 Jazz Frenzy (b00vxzvk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b09hw51q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:15 Plants: From Roots to Riches (b04brrjg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b062mxfg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:45 Book of the Week (b04g10zf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 Mrs Henry Wood - East Lynne (m0006ltz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 Booked (b0075lw6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:30 Bristow (b007s5dp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 Hobby Bobbies (b04pshk4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 Rich Hall's (US) Breakdown (m0006dtt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 Nigel Baldwin - Burnt (b09tbs3h)
Too Much Knowledge

As Milkie tries to find out how far the political corruption goes - can he deal with consequences?

Dennis Waterman stars in Nigel Baldwin’s taut political thriller.

Milkie ... Dennis Waterman
The Teller ... Ray Smith
Beth ... Bethan Jones
Angela ... Tara Dominick
Huw ... Richard Elfyn
Sharon ... Emma Gregory
Pauline ... Eluned Jones
Laura ... Richards

Music by Laurie Scott Baker.

Producer: Jane Dauncey

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1990.


FRI 06:30 That Man Remembered (m0006n5l)
A tribute to Tommy Handley, star of ITMA - It’s That Man Again, the live comedy radio show that became an institution and kept Britain laughing during the dark days of the Second World War.

Over 300 programmes were broadcast with up to 20 million listeners tuned in all around world.

When Tommy died suddenly in 1949, there were outpourings of grief at his passing.

Presented by Roger Worsley, whose father Francis was the series producer.

First broadcast on BBC Radio Wales in 1989.


FRI 07:00 Charles Dickens (b00s5lbl)
Sketches by Boz: Series 2

Sentiment

After an MP's daughter arrives at Miss Crumpton's finishing school, a romantic attachment comes to light. Stars Jane Booker.


FRI 07:30 The Absolutely Radio Show (m0006l75)
Series 3

Episode 1

The hugely popular sketch show returns for a third series on BBC Radio 4. Pete Baikie, Morwenna Banks, Moray Hunter, Gordon Kennedy and John Sparkes revisit some of their much-loved characters, and also introduce some newcomers.

Absolutely was a big hit on Channel Four in the late 80s and early 90s. In 2013, the group got back together for the Sketchorama: Absolutely Special for BBC Radio 4 - winning a BBC Audio Drama Award in the Best Live Scripted Comedy category. The Absolutely Radio Show followed, with the first two series picking up Celtic Media Award nominations for Best Radio Comedy, while the second series was also nominated for a BBC Audio Drama Award in 2018

The opening episode of this series features The Stoneybridge Town Council pitching for their very own radio station, the Little Girl giving her explanation of MeToo and Time’s Up and Calum Gilhooley being interviewed for a job. We also hear from a family agonising about being completely average and, from the archive, there's Two Line Terry’s film career.

Written and Performed by: Peter Baikie, Morwenna Banks, Moray Hunter, Gordon Kennedy and John Sparkes
Production Manager Sarah Tombling
Recording Engineer Dave Murricane
Editor Pete Baikie
Producer Gus Beattie
Producer Gordon Kennedy
BBC Executive Sioned Wiliam
Recording Venue The Oran Mor, Glasgow

An Absolutely production for BBC Radio 4


FRI 08:00 The Burkiss Way (b00gs5xs)
Series 2

Journey Into the Unknown

Transcendental instruction imparted by Jo Kendall, Nigel Rees, Chris Emmett and Fred Harris. From January 1977.


FRI 08:30 Steptoe and Son (b007jmhk)
Series 4

A Box in Town

Albert hinders son Harold's romantic endeavours.

Starring Wilfrid Brambell as Albert and Harry H Corbett as Harold. With Yootha Joyce, Katherine Parr and Sheila Grant.

Following the conclusion of their hugely successful association with Tony Hancock, writers Ray Galton and Alan Simpson wrote 10 pilots for the BBC TV's Comedy Playhouse in 1962. The Offer was set in a house with a yard full of junk, featuring the lives of rag and bone men Albert Steptoe and his son Harold and it was the spark for a run of 8 series for TV.

Written for TV and adapted for radio by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Producer: Bobby Jaye

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in February 1972.


FRI 09:00 Say the Word (b007652k)
Episode 6

Frank Delaney's language game with Hunter Davies, Sheila Steafel, Roger McGough and Helen Atkinson Wood. From November 2001.


FRI 09:30 A Whole 'Nother Story (b0076457)
Series 1

I'll Build That Bridge When I Come To It

Pete is in love with Cassie, but is she in love with him? Stars Debra Stephenson and David Lamb. From September 2001.


FRI 10:00 Mrs Henry Wood - East Lynne (m0006n5p)
Until Eternity

Sir Francis Levison has been dramatically arrested for the murder of Hallijohn, while at East Lynne a terrible gloom descends as little William grows weaker daily.

Can the two great mysteries that have befallen the Carlyle family be unravelled?

Conclusion of Mrs Henry Wood's novel dramatised by Michael Bakewell.

Mrs Henry Wood ... Rosemary Leach
the Lady Isabel ... Moir Leslie
Mr Carlyle .... David Collings
Francis Levison .... Anthony Edridge
Miss Cornelia ... Maxine Audley
Barbara Hare ... Julie Berry
Little William ... Ben Robb
Afy .... Angela Crow
Richard Hare .... Kim Wall
Mrs Hare ... Joan Matheson
Justice Hare .... Brian Hewlett
Lord Mount Severn: Stephen Thorne
Dill: Tim Reynolds
Joyce: Jo Kendall
Ball: Peter Acre
James: Mlchael Tudor Barnes
Dobede .... Colin Starkey
Bethel .... Stephen Harrold
Mr Jiffin .... Sebastian Stride
Usher .... Paul Gregory
Rubiny ... Nicholas Goldwyn
Cler ...: David Goodland
Judge .... Michael Bilton

Director: David Johnston

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1987.


FRI 11:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m0006n5r)
Sophie Black: The Longest Shortest Time, Everything Under The Sun

Made for 4 Extra. Hosts Anne-Marie Luff and Sophie Black share their favourite family-focused podcasts.

We review The Longest Shortest Time and speak to its host Andrea Silenzi. Plus we hear some of the kids’ podcast Everything Under The Sun and talk to its creator Molly Oldfield.


FRI 12:00 The Burkiss Way (b00gs5xs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 Steptoe and Son (b007jmhk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 Nigel Baldwin - Burnt (b09tbs3h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 That Man Remembered (m0006n5l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b09hw97w)
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

Accessories Maketh the Woman

With the man of her dreams' gig approaching, Eleanor realises she's badly neglected her self-improvement plans. Some urgent pampering is required...

Tracy Wiles continues Gail Honeyman's heartwarming and sometimes heartbreaking novel/

Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life. Except, sometimes, everything. But one simple act of kindness is about to shatter the walls Eleanor has built around herself.

Reader: Tracy Wiles
Producer: Justine Willett
Abridger: Richard Hamilton.


FRI 14:15 Plants: From Roots to Riches (b04bryyz)
Patterns from Crossed Peas

In 1900 three papers by three botanists, unknown to each other, appeared in the same scientific journal. Each had independently "rediscovered" the rules of inheritance that Gregor Mendel had found four decades earlier in his solitary investigations of pea plants.

Kathy Willis reassesses Mendel's famous pea experiments in the light of his attempts to uncover what happens over several generations when hybrid plants are created. As historian Jim Endersby explains, Mendel's initial results may have stunned him and shown what plant breeders might have suspected for decades, but science now had mathematical laws to create new varieties.

Historian Greg Radick sheds light on how Mendelism, in the years leading up to the First World War, became heavily promoted by Cambridge botanist William Bateson and was put into action by the first Professor of Agricultural Botany, Roland Biffen. His success in creating new wheat hybrids is explained by a unique international assembly of wheat ears from the early 1900s, curated by Mark Nesbitt, Head of Kew's economic botany collection.

Producer Adrian Washbourne.


FRI 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b062n4n6)
Rachel's Cousins

Episode 5

When her boss offers her a promotion Rachel has to decide where her loyalties lie.

Glasgow lawyer Rachel is dealing with the wayward relatives she's been brought up to ignore after discovering they share the BRCA2 cancer gene.

Conclusion of Ann Marie Di Mambro's five-part drama.

Rachel..............................................................TAMARA KENNEDY
Marilyn.............................................................GABRIEL QUIGLEY
Josie.....................................................................KAREN BARTKE
Shirley.................. ............................................ SARAH McCARDIE
Bobby....................................... ............................ALAN McHUGH
Alex ........................................ ...............................ROBIN LAING
Kevin .................................................................STEVIE HANNAN
Becca...............................................................NICOLA JO CULLY
Carol...................................................................VERONICA LEER

Other parts are played by the cast.

Directed at BBC Scotland by Bruce Young

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2015.


FRI 14:45 Book of the Week (b04g19vy)
Omid Djalili - Hopeful: The Autobiography

Episode 5

Omid explores the vital role his vivacious mother plays in his life and art.

Conclusion of comedian and actor Omid Djalili's memoir

One of Britain's funniest men takes us through his unconventional childhood growing up in an Iranian household in London and chart his progression from serious acting into comedy.

It's a laugh-out-loud, intelligent and deeply touching journey through a fascinating life.

Abridger ..... Lu Kemp

Producer ..... Kirsty Williams

A BBC Scotland Production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in September 2014


FRI 15:00 Mrs Henry Wood - East Lynne (m0006n5p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 Say the Word (b007652k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


FRI 16:30 A Whole 'Nother Story (b0076457)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


FRI 17:00 Charles Dickens (b00s5lbl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 17:30 The Absolutely Radio Show (m0006l75)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 18:00 The Laxian Key (b007k30w)
Episode 4

Evans the Welsh vigilante aims to senselessly bomb the planetary decontaminationists for melting Earth. Stars Chris Larner.


FRI 18:30 Off the Page (b0076k0b)
Rogues

Jake Arnott, Katie Hickman and Michael Dobbs dissect the cliché about rogues being 'lovable'. With Mathew Parris.

In each programme, Matthew Parris introduces a group of writers of fact and fiction: new talent and established names. In the context of a discussion of one of the ideas and pre-occupations of our times, each presents a piece on this week's topic.

The best new writing and the freshest conversation from 2004.

Produced by Peter Everett.


FRI 19:00 The Burkiss Way (b00gs5xs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 Steptoe and Son (b007jmhk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 Nigel Baldwin - Burnt (b09tbs3h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 That Man Remembered (m0006n5l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m0006n5r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 22:00 The Absolutely Radio Show (m0006l75)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 BBC Introducing Radio 4 Comedy Award (m0006n5t)
2019

Heat 2

The second heat of BBC Introducing Radio 4 Award 2019, recorded at Up the Creek Comedy Club in London and hosted by Sarah Keyworth. Ten new acts compete for a place in the Edinburgh semi-final of this prestigious new act competition.

The acts featured are:

Alex Franklin
Chloe Petts
Esther Manito
Hubert Mayr
Joe Hobbs
Luke Craig
Ophelie Hocquard
Rajiv Karia
Sian Docksey
Sid Singh

The judges are: Steve Bennett (from Comedy Website Chortle), BBC Executive Producer Alexandra Smith and comedian and writer Holly Walsh.

Photo: Matt Crockett

Produced by Adnan Ahmed. A BBC Studios production.


FRI 23:30 The Big Booth (b007k3g2)
Series 2: The Big Booth Too

Episode 4

Boothby Graffoe and friends share scary tales of the railway and dramas at sea. With Neil Innes. From February 2001.




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

15 Minute Drama 14:30 MON (b062jsn5)

15 Minute Drama 02:30 TUE (b062jsn5)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 TUE (b062kdd3)

15 Minute Drama 02:30 WED (b062kdd3)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 WED (b062ktl9)

15 Minute Drama 02:30 THU (b062ktl9)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 THU (b062mxfg)

15 Minute Drama 02:30 FRI (b062mxfg)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 FRI (b062n4n6)

A Good Read 18:30 MON (b00c197x)

A Good Read 00:30 TUE (b00c197x)

A Trespasser's Guide to the Classics 05:30 SAT (b08k4zw1)

A Whole 'Nother Story 04:30 SAT (b007641j)

A Whole 'Nother Story 09:30 FRI (b0076457)

A Whole 'Nother Story 16:30 FRI (b0076457)

Act Your Age 09:00 WED (b00fn0vg)

Act Your Age 16:00 WED (b00fn0vg)

Act Your Age 04:00 THU (b00fn0vg)

Adrian Mole: The Prostrate Years (Omnibus) 14:30 SUN (m0006mln)

Adrian Mole: The Prostrate Years (Omnibus) 02:30 MON (m0006mln)

Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section 07:30 SUN (b045z943)

Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section 17:30 SUN (b045z943)

Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section 22:00 SUN (b045z943)

Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section 05:30 MON (b045z943)

Alison Joseph - The Ideal Heroine 11:15 WED (m0006ljy)

Alison Joseph - The Ideal Heroine 21:15 WED (m0006ljy)

Alun Cochrane's Fun House 22:30 TUE (b01rvpvf)

Andrew Maxwell's Public Enemies 23:30 SUN (b03gg7rd)

Armando Iannucci 23:00 SAT (b007jzls)

Arthur Schnitzler - A Confirmed Bachelor 16:00 SUN (m0006mlq)

Arthur Schnitzler - A Confirmed Bachelor 04:00 MON (m0006mlq)

BBC Introducing Radio 4 Comedy Award 22:30 FRI (m0006n5t)

Ballylenon 16:30 TUE (b00p8hjy)

Ballylenon 04:30 WED (b00p8hjy)

Best Behaviour 16:00 TUE (b05sy25w)

Best Behaviour 04:00 WED (b05sy25w)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 SAT (b06t608f)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 MON (b09hr69d)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 TUE (b09hr69d)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 TUE (b09hrzmg)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 WED (b09hrzmg)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 WED (b09hs6wt)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 THU (b09hs6wt)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 THU (b09hw51q)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 FRI (b09hw51q)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 FRI (b09hw97w)

Book of the Week 02:45 SAT (b04fc2k9)

Book of the Week 14:45 MON (b04fyjq2)

Book of the Week 02:45 TUE (b04fyjq2)

Book of the Week 14:45 TUE (b04fz4vg)

Book of the Week 02:45 WED (b04fz4vg)

Book of the Week 14:45 WED (b04fzbl7)

Book of the Week 02:45 THU (b04fzbl7)

Book of the Week 14:45 THU (b04g10zf)

Book of the Week 02:45 FRI (b04g10zf)

Book of the Week 14:45 FRI (b04g19vy)

Booked 09:00 THU (b0075lw6)

Booked 16:00 THU (b0075lw6)

Booked 04:00 FRI (b0075lw6)

Bristow 09:30 THU (b007s5dp)

Bristow 16:30 THU (b007s5dp)

Bristow 04:30 FRI (b007s5dp)

Brothers in Law 08:00 THU (b007k0z0)

Brothers in Law 12:00 THU (b007k0z0)

Brothers in Law 19:00 THU (b007k0z0)

Cabin Pressure 23:00 SUN (b012llrz)

Cadfael 01:00 SAT (b007k28z)

Chain Reaction 22:30 SAT (b03s71cz)

Charles Dickens 05:00 SAT (b00s2zbh)

Charles Dickens 07:00 FRI (b00s5lbl)

Charles Dickens 17:00 FRI (b00s5lbl)

Cleaning Up 09:30 WED (b052m59s)

Cleaning Up 16:30 WED (b052m59s)

Cleaning Up 04:30 THU (b052m59s)

Comedy Club Extra 23:25 WED (m0006qc3)

Dad's Army 08:30 MON (b007q93v)

Dad's Army 12:30 MON (b007q93v)

Dad's Army 19:30 MON (b007q93v)

Dad 11:15 THU (b07m7hvl)

Dad 21:15 THU (b07m7hvl)

Daphne: A Fire in Malta (Omnibus) 13:00 SAT (m0006lw0)

Daphne: A Fire in Malta (Omnibus) 01:00 SUN (m0006lw0)

Dead Ringers 23:00 MON (m0006dwy)

Dead Ringers 09:00 TUE (m0006dwy)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:15 SUN (b06zzkwq)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:15 SUN (b06zzkwq)

Doctor at Large 08:30 WED (b009pp9l)

Doctor at Large 12:30 WED (b009pp9l)

Doctor at Large 19:30 WED (b009pp9l)

Ernest Fontwell versus the Experts 14:45 SAT (m0006lw4)

Ernest Fontwell versus the Experts 02:45 SUN (m0006lw4)

Genius 12:00 SAT (b00850j1)

Great Lives 18:30 THU (b01s0b04)

Great Lives 00:30 FRI (b01s0b04)

Hal 22:30 SUN (b04pr6sy)

Hamish and Dougal: You'll Have Had Your Tea 23:30 WED (b0077007)

Heresy 07:30 TUE (m0006dlj)

Heresy 17:30 TUE (m0006dlj)

Heresy 22:00 TUE (m0006dlj)

Heresy 05:30 WED (m0006dlj)

Hobby Bobbies 07:00 THU (b04pshk4)

Hobby Bobbies 17:00 THU (b04pshk4)

Hobby Bobbies 05:00 FRI (b04pshk4)

I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue 07:30 MON (m0006dn3)

I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue 17:30 MON (m0006dn3)

I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue 22:00 MON (m0006dn3)

I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue 05:30 TUE (m0006dn3)

In Pursuit of Treasure 06:30 MON (b00qg0rb)

In Pursuit of Treasure 13:30 MON (b00qg0rb)

In Pursuit of Treasure 20:30 MON (b00qg0rb)

In Pursuit of Treasure 01:30 TUE (b00qg0rb)

Inheritance Tracks 14:10 SAT (m0006lw2)

Inheritance Tracks 02:10 SUN (m0006lw2)

Inheritance Tracks 11:50 MON (b0813ljf)

Inheritance Tracks 21:50 MON (b0813ljf)

James Follett - The Light of a Thousand Suns 06:00 SAT (b007jv75)

James Follett - The Light of a Thousand Suns 16:00 SAT (b007jv75)

James Follett - The Light of a Thousand Suns 04:00 SUN (b007jv75)

Jarvis and Matthew 07:30 SAT (b07nrzjb)

Jarvis and Matthew 17:30 SAT (b07nrzjb)

Jarvis and Matthew 05:30 SUN (b07nrzjb)

Jazz Frenzy 06:30 THU (b00vxzvk)

Jazz Frenzy 13:30 THU (b00vxzvk)

Jazz Frenzy 20:30 THU (b00vxzvk)

Jazz Frenzy 01:30 FRI (b00vxzvk)

John Kearns 22:45 WED (b05vhf6x)

John Wyndham - The Day of the Triffids 00:00 SAT (m0006fx1)

John Wyndham - The Day of the Triffids 18:00 MON (m0006mmr)

John Wyndham - The Day of the Triffids 00:00 TUE (m0006mmr)

Lemn Sissay's Homecoming 23:00 THU (b05stkr9)

Love in Recovery 23:45 WED (b04ykdyl)

Lucky Heather 07:00 MON (b0075rtm)

Lucky Heather 17:00 MON (b0075rtm)

Lucky Heather 05:00 TUE (b0075rtm)

Mark Steel's in Town 22:00 SAT (b07wtd76)

Mark Thomas: The Manifesto 23:30 TUE (b01s8qy0)

Mary Brunton - Self Control 02:30 SAT (b011qm90)

Mary Brunton - Self Control 06:00 SUN (b011tt9h)

Mary Brunton - Self Control 13:00 SUN (b011tt9h)

Mary Brunton - Self Control 01:00 MON (b011tt9h)

Michael Carson - Blowpipe 07:15 SUN (m0006mlf)

Michael Carson - Blowpipe 14:15 SUN (m0006mlf)

Michael Carson - Blowpipe 02:15 MON (m0006mlf)

Mrs Henry Wood - East Lynne 03:00 SAT (m0006fwx)

Mrs Henry Wood - East Lynne 10:00 MON (m0006mmm)

Mrs Henry Wood - East Lynne 15:00 MON (m0006mmm)

Mrs Henry Wood - East Lynne 03:00 TUE (m0006mmm)

Mrs Henry Wood - East Lynne 10:00 TUE (m0006mqk)

Mrs Henry Wood - East Lynne 15:00 TUE (m0006mqk)

Mrs Henry Wood - East Lynne 03:00 WED (m0006mqk)

Mrs Henry Wood - East Lynne 10:00 WED (m0006ljw)

Mrs Henry Wood - East Lynne 15:00 WED (m0006ljw)

Mrs Henry Wood - East Lynne 03:00 THU (m0006ljw)

Mrs Henry Wood - East Lynne 10:00 THU (m0006ltz)

Mrs Henry Wood - East Lynne 15:00 THU (m0006ltz)

Mrs Henry Wood - East Lynne 03:00 FRI (m0006ltz)

Mrs Henry Wood - East Lynne 10:00 FRI (m0006n5p)

Mrs Henry Wood - East Lynne 15:00 FRI (m0006n5p)

Nigel Baldwin - Burnt 06:00 MON (b09snl2d)

Nigel Baldwin - Burnt 13:00 MON (b09snl2d)

Nigel Baldwin - Burnt 20:00 MON (b09snl2d)

Nigel Baldwin - Burnt 01:00 TUE (b09snl2d)

Nigel Baldwin - Burnt 06:00 TUE (b09sq996)

Nigel Baldwin - Burnt 13:00 TUE (b09sq996)

Nigel Baldwin - Burnt 20:00 TUE (b09sq996)

Nigel Baldwin - Burnt 01:00 WED (b09sq996)

Nigel Baldwin - Burnt 06:00 WED (b09sqfjq)

Nigel Baldwin - Burnt 13:00 WED (b09sqfjq)

Nigel Baldwin - Burnt 20:00 WED (b09sqfjq)

Nigel Baldwin - Burnt 01:00 THU (b09sqfjq)

Nigel Baldwin - Burnt 06:00 THU (b09sqkf5)

Nigel Baldwin - Burnt 13:00 THU (b09sqkf5)

Nigel Baldwin - Burnt 20:00 THU (b09sqkf5)

Nigel Baldwin - Burnt 01:00 FRI (b09sqkf5)

Nigel Baldwin - Burnt 06:00 FRI (b09tbs3h)

Nigel Baldwin - Burnt 13:00 FRI (b09tbs3h)

Nigel Baldwin - Burnt 20:00 FRI (b09tbs3h)

Nightfall 18:00 SUN (m0006mlv)

Nightfall 00:00 MON (m0006mlv)

Off the Page 00:30 SAT (b0076jxf)

Off the Page 18:30 FRI (b0076k0b)

On Chapel Sands (Omnibus) 09:00 SUN (m0006mlk)

On Chapel Sands (Omnibus) 20:00 SUN (m0006mlk)

Pam Ayres' Open Road 14:15 SAT (b007kd7k)

Pam Ayres' Open Road 02:15 SUN (b007kd7k)

Parkmasters 15:45 SUN (b00773kp)

Parkmasters 03:45 MON (b00773kp)

Plants: From Roots to Riches 02:15 SAT (b04b2wzn)

Plants: From Roots to Riches 14:15 MON (b04bn08g)

Plants: From Roots to Riches 02:15 TUE (b04bn08g)

Plants: From Roots to Riches 14:15 TUE (b04bndm5)

Plants: From Roots to Riches 02:15 WED (b04bndm5)

Plants: From Roots to Riches 14:15 WED (b04brl21)

Plants: From Roots to Riches 02:15 THU (b04brl21)

Plants: From Roots to Riches 14:15 THU (b04brrjg)

Plants: From Roots to Riches 02:15 FRI (b04brrjg)

Plants: From Roots to Riches 14:15 FRI (b04bryyz)

Podcast Radio Hour 11:00 FRI (m0006n5r)

Podcast Radio Hour 21:00 FRI (m0006n5r)

Poetry Extra 17:00 SUN (m0006mls)

Poetry Extra 05:00 MON (m0006mls)

Putting You Through, Caller 09:00 SAT (b098hjv5)

Putting You Through, Caller 19:00 SAT (b098hjv5)

Queer Tangier 06:30 TUE (b038xmdl)

Queer Tangier 13:30 TUE (b038xmdl)

Queer Tangier 20:30 TUE (b038xmdl)

Queer Tangier 01:30 WED (b038xmdl)

Radio Active 23:30 MON (b008ythl)

Radiolab 11:00 SUN (b08y77g0)

Radiolab 19:00 SUN (b08y77g0)

Rich Hall's (US) Breakdown 07:30 THU (m0006dtt)

Rich Hall's (US) Breakdown 17:30 THU (m0006dtt)

Rich Hall's (US) Breakdown 22:00 THU (m0006dtt)

Rich Hall's (US) Breakdown 05:30 FRI (m0006dtt)

Richard Marsh 22:30 THU (b06c0dgs)

Robert Holmes - Aliens in the Mind 18:30 SUN (b007jlw9)

Robert Holmes - Aliens in the Mind 00:30 MON (b007jlw9)

Say the Word 04:00 SAT (b00764zg)

Say the Word 09:00 FRI (b007652k)

Say the Word 16:00 FRI (b007652k)

Smelling of Roses 07:00 TUE (b00d4qky)

Smelling of Roses 17:00 TUE (b00d4qky)

Smelling of Roses 05:00 WED (b00d4qky)

Sounds Natural 18:30 TUE (m0006mqq)

Sounds Natural 00:30 WED (m0006mqq)

Steptoe and Son 08:30 FRI (b007jmhk)

Steptoe and Son 12:30 FRI (b007jmhk)

Steptoe and Son 19:30 FRI (b007jmhk)

TED Radio Hour 11:00 MON (m0006mmp)

TED Radio Hour 21:00 MON (m0006mmp)

Telling Tales 11:00 TUE (m0006mqm)

Telling Tales 21:00 TUE (m0006mqm)

That Man Remembered 06:30 FRI (m0006n5l)

That Man Remembered 13:30 FRI (m0006n5l)

That Man Remembered 20:30 FRI (m0006n5l)

That Reminds Me 18:30 WED (b007jnps)

That Reminds Me 00:30 THU (b007jnps)

The Absolutely Radio Show 07:30 FRI (m0006l75)

The Absolutely Radio Show 17:30 FRI (m0006l75)

The Absolutely Radio Show 22:00 FRI (m0006l75)

The Al Read Show 08:00 TUE (b0090v01)

The Al Read Show 12:00 TUE (b0090v01)

The Al Read Show 19:00 TUE (b0090v01)

The Best Laid Plans 09:30 MON (b0505zwc)

The Best Laid Plans 16:30 MON (b0505zwc)

The Best Laid Plans 04:30 TUE (b0505zwc)

The Big Booth 23:30 FRI (b007k3g2)

The Burkiss Way 08:00 FRI (b00gs5xs)

The Burkiss Way 12:00 FRI (b00gs5xs)

The Burkiss Way 19:00 FRI (b00gs5xs)

The Clitheroe Kid 08:30 SUN (m0006mlh)

The Clitheroe Kid 12:30 SUN (m0006mlh)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 SAT (m0006q4y)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 SUN (m0006q8y)

The Comedy Club Interviews 23:25 MON (m0006qbr)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 TUE (m0006qbt)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 THU (m0006qc5)

The Computer Speaks 11:00 WED (b062n4nl)

The Computer Speaks 21:00 WED (b062n4nl)

The Computer Speaks 11:00 THU (b063dcgy)

The Computer Speaks 21:00 THU (b063dcgy)

The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show 08:00 MON (b007ncw8)

The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show 12:00 MON (b007ncw8)

The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show 19:00 MON (b007ncw8)

The Goon Show 12:30 SAT (b007jyp0)

The Goon Show 08:30 THU (b007jyxq)

The Goon Show 12:30 THU (b007jyxq)

The Goon Show 19:30 THU (b007jyxq)

The Gorbals Vampire 06:30 WED (b00rmt00)

The Gorbals Vampire 13:30 WED (b00rmt00)

The Gorbals Vampire 20:30 WED (b00rmt00)

The Gorbals Vampire 01:30 THU (b00rmt00)

The Harpoon 22:30 MON (b00cmgpb)

The Jason Byrne Show 23:00 WED (b01f9sm2)

The Jon Pertwee Files 08:00 SAT (m0006lvy)

The Jon Pertwee Files 15:00 SAT (m0006lvy)

The Jon Pertwee Files 03:00 SUN (m0006lvy)

The Laxian Key 18:00 TUE (b007k2c1)

The Laxian Key 00:00 WED (b007k2c1)

The Laxian Key 18:00 WED (b007k2m3)

The Laxian Key 00:00 THU (b007k2m3)

The Laxian Key 18:00 THU (b007k2tx)

The Laxian Key 00:00 FRI (b007k2tx)

The Laxian Key 18:00 FRI (b007k30w)

The Listening Project 10:10 SUN (b07cx059)

The Listening Project 21:10 SUN (b07cx059)

The Museum of Curiosity 09:00 MON (b04lpxxf)

The Museum of Curiosity 16:00 MON (b04lpxxf)

The Museum of Curiosity 04:00 TUE (b04lpxxf)

The Navy Lark 08:00 WED (b007zmvf)

The Navy Lark 12:00 WED (b007zmvf)

The Navy Lark 19:00 WED (b007zmvf)

The Newly Discovered Casebook of Sherlock Holmes 07:00 WED (b00brb8n)

The Newly Discovered Casebook of Sherlock Holmes 17:00 WED (b00brb8n)

The Newly Discovered Casebook of Sherlock Holmes 05:00 THU (b00brb8n)

The Other Man 09:30 TUE (b0076xv6)

The Pin 07:30 WED (m0006drq)

The Pin 17:30 WED (m0006drq)

The Pin 22:00 WED (m0006drq)

The Pin 05:30 THU (m0006drq)

The Problem With Adam Bloom 22:30 WED (b007rgld)

To Hull and Back 23:00 TUE (b07qbcbl)

To the Manor Born 08:30 TUE (b007lzww)

To the Manor Born 12:30 TUE (b007lzww)

To the Manor Born 19:30 TUE (b007lzww)

Two Episodes of Mash 23:30 THU (b01mqqht)

Van Gogh: Seeing Red 01:30 SAT (b00pfrzs)

Whack-O! 08:00 SUN (b063j9cg)

Whack-O! 12:00 SUN (b063j9cg)

Yevgeny Zamyatin - We 18:00 SAT (b0076l2s)

Yevgeny Zamyatin - We 00:00 SUN (b0076l2s)