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SATURDAY 10 AUGUST 2019

SAT 00:00 Planet B (b00j0hqr)
Series 1

The Smart Money

John and Medley are transported to a world of orgies and circuses, where the slaves seek a new leader.

Ten-part series about a mystery virtual world.

Written by Paul May.

John ...... Gunnar Cauthery
Lioba ...... Donnla Hughes
Medley ...... Lizzy Watts
Cerberus ...... Chris Pavlo
Trader 1 ...... Janice Acquah
Trader 2 ...... Robert Lonsdale
Wheeler ...... Paul Rider
Regulator ...... Stephen Critchlow
Lyall ...... Inam Mirza
Fracta ...... Jill Cardo

Other parts played by the cast.

Director: Jessica Dromgoole

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in March 2009.


SAT 00:30 Off the Page (b0076kcy)
Risk

Matthew Parris takes a gamble on writer David Tremayne, journalist Melissa Kite and neurotic novelist Geoff Dyer.

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 Book at Beachtime (b01kv7wq)
Sadie Jones - The Uninvited Guests

Episode 5

A horse and child unite the beleaguered party guests and the train crash survivors demand release.

Dark secrets threaten to tear a family apart in Sadie Jones' country house drama set in Edwardian England - abridged by Alison Joseph.

Concluded by Hattie Morahan.

Producer: Gemma Jenkins

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra. First broadcast in 2012.


SAT 01:30 Men Against The Eiger (b07525kg)
Dougal Haston tells Jack Singleton about becoming the first Briton to climb the Eiger mountain of the Bernese Alps by the direct route on 25th March 1966.

With Chris Bonnington and Ian McNaught-Davis

Producer: Alex Turnbull

First broadcast on the BBC Third Programme in May 1966


SAT 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b05wz911)
Owen Sheers - I Saw a Man

Episode 5

On a Nevada air base, Major Daniel McCullen is given a new mission. One which will have shattering consequences for the Turners.

"The event that changed all of their lives happened on a Saturday afternoon in June, just minutes after Michael Turner - thinking the Nelsons' house was empty - stepped through their back door."

After the sudden loss of his wife, writer Michael Turner moves to London and develops a close friendship with the Nelsons, who live next door - Josh, Samantha and their two young daughters Lucy and Rachel. The family seem to represent everything Michael fears he may now never have: intimacy, children, stability and a family home. The new friendship at first seems to offer the prospect of healing, but then a catastrophic event changes everything.

Owen Sheers' compelling story of the search for truth, the burden of secrets and the desire for redemption. It explores how our lives are interconnected, even in today's increasingly depersonalised, globalised world.

Written by Owen Sheers
Abridged by Lauris Morgan-Griffiths
Read by Mark Bazeley

Producer: Mair Bosworth

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2015.


SAT 02:15 Hunting the Beagle (m0007dfz)
Episode 5

Dr Robert Prescott has sent for analysis of the samples from the ship they found buried in the Essex marshes.

Could it be the HMS Beagle?

Producer: Jeremy Grange

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2008.


SAT 02:30 Lynne Reid Banks - The Backward Shadow (m0007dg1)
Episode 10

After the fire, Jane and Dottie have cleaned up the shop but Henry's death brings a crisis to their lives.

Conclusion of Lynne Reid Banks' sequel to The L-Shaped Room

Dramatised by Juliet Ace

Jane ...... Lynne Seymour
Dottie ...... Rachel Atkins
Toby .........John McAndrew
Dora ......... Siriol Jenkins
John ......... Trevor Laird
Mrs Stephens ... Manon Edwards
Ted ............... Don McCorkindale
Joanna ......... Nickie Rainsford
Billy Lee ...... Lesley Rooney

Director: Alison Hindell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 n May 2005.


SAT 02:45 Book of the Week (b04hyvth)
Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh

Crisis Point

Drink and pills lead Tennessee Williams to crisis point. His troubled relationship with Frank Merlo is reflected in a new play, Sweet Bird of Youth.

John Lahr's evocative biography of America's great playwright.

Read by Damian Lewis with Trevor White as the voice of Tennessee Williams.

With the voices of Elaine Claxton, Bettrys Jones and Ian Conningham.

Abridged by Richard Hamilton
Producer: Elizabeth Allard

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2014.


SAT 03:00 Trevor Lloyd - The MacGuffin (m0007dfv)
An homage to Alfred Hitchcock's script editor, Angus MacPhail, who - according to the film director - coined the name for the movie plot device, the MacGuffin.

Trevor Lloyd's play takes place on the day of the Queen's Coronation in 1953.

Angus MacPhail .... Ian McDiarmid
Robert Hamer ... Peter Blythe
Katrin Eisler .... Indira Varma
Frank .... Ben Crowe
Monique ... Alison Pettitt
Freda .... Carolyn Jones
Jack ..... Bruce Purchase
Geoffrey .... Stephen Critchlow
Isobel .... Liza Sadovy
PC .... Andrew Harrison
Hitchcock..... Ewan Bailey

Director: Janet Whitaker.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2003.


SAT 04:00 It's Not What You Know (b01d2rz3)
Series 1

Episode 4

Miles Jupp presides over more relation revelations in the show where it's not what you know that matters, but who. And more importantly, how well you know them.

Writer and broadcaster, Emma Freud, stand-up Tom Wrigglesworth and breakfast show host on BBC 6Music, Shaun Keaveny, each nominate one of their intimate circle to answer a series of questions and they then have to second-guess how their nominees responded. Emma picks her son, Jake, Tom his dad, Richard, and Shaun plumps for younger brother, Paul.

Producer: Sam Michell.


SAT 04:30 Mr Finchley Goes to Paris (b007k00f)
Episode 4

Edgar and young Robert have been kidnapped - but is it a case of mistaken identity?

Starring Richard Griffiths as shy solicitor's clerk, Edgar Finchley.

Lawrence Hume ...... Piers Gibbon
Robert Gillespie ...... James Cohen
Mr Hammerton ...... Nicky Henson
Michel ...... Jeffrey Holland
Jerome Giraud ...... Simon Roberts
Robert Gillespie ...... James Cohen
Marie Peters ...... Serena Evans
Jacques ...... David Howarth
Baptiste Mignard ...... Albert Welling
Madame Mignard ...... Jacqueline Tong

Narrated by James Villiers.

Written by Victor Canning and adapted for radio by Andy and Eric Merriman.

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in June 1994.


SAT 05:00 Secrets and Lattes (b061q92n)
Series 2

Off Piste

Clare has great expectations of expanding the Edinburgh coffee shop Cafe Culture, although her big sister Trisha has rather more pressing, personal matters on her mind.

Lizzie harbours dreams of becoming a chef, while eccentric temporary cook Minty drives Clare to Health and Safety distraction.

Can a good-looking man on a bike help save the day on a soaking wet Sunday when the team is faced with a sea of folk in kilts?

Series two of Hilary Lyon's caffeine-fuelled sitcom

Trisha ...... Hilary Maclean
Clare ...... Hilary Lyon
Lizzie ...... Pearl Appleby
Minty ...... June Watson
Calum ...... Derek Riddell

Director: Marilyn Imrie

Producers: Gordon Kennedy and Moray Hunter

An Absolutely production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in July 2015


SAT 05:30 Me and My Shadow (m0007b58)
By Georgia Pritchett. The Titter sisters are a mid-20th century comic duo playing the clubs. They can’t stand one another. A dark comedy - tantalisingly acerbic, witty and macabre, exploring the curse of being the eternal stooge.

Miranda Richardson, star of Harry Potter and Blackadder, plays dark comedy monster and genius Joy. Jessica Gunning (Dr Who and BAFTA nominated film Pride) is Jane - the stooge with hate in her heart, revenge on her mind and a total sense of humour bypass.

The drama marks a welcome return to Radio 4 for star comedy writer Georgia Pritchett, who says, "The play is an investigation, and also a celebration, of comedy, comedians, double acts and jokes." Georgia is a multi-award-winning comedy writer with four Emmys, three WGA awards and a BAFTA. She is co-executive producer and writer on the HBO multi Emmy-winning show Veep and writer and co-executive producer on HBO's show, Succession, now on its second series. She is also writing episodes of Avenue Five, Armando Iannucci’s latest series for television starring Hugh Laurie.

Cast:
Jane ... Jessica Gunning
Joy ... Miranda Richardson
Ronnie/Ollie ... Adrian Scarborough
Eric/M.C. ... Sam Alexander

Pianist ... Simon Tomlinson

Directed by Marilyn Imrie
Produced by Catherine Bailey

A Catherine Bailey production for BBC Radio 4


SAT 06:00 Patrick Carroll - Scattering Day (m0007k35)
Two young Irish singers meet: Aidan is part of the folk-rock revival and Joe is a traditional singer from Sligo. There's friendship and respect until their careers and affections diverge.

Written by Patrick Carroll.

Aidan ... Adrian Dunbar
Joe ... John Keegan
Maurice ... Tony Doyle
Nandy ... Gerard McSorley
Patsey ... Sean Rocks
Annie .... Jane Whittenshaw
Colin .... Eric Allan
Davidge ... Alan Barker
Dr Booth ... David Bannerman
Megan... Joanna Myers
Compere ... Richard Pearce

Director: Pam Brighton

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1991.


SAT 07:30 Roy Hudd - Stick a Geranium in Your Hat! (b016vk54)
Hush! Here Comes a Whizzbang

Love and war feature in the comic celebration of the words and music of renowned songwriters RP Weston and Bert Lee.

Starring Roy Hudd as Bert Weston and Billy Dainty as Bert Lee.

Devised and written by Roy Hudd.

Musical arrangements by Ian Smith.

Producer: Jonathan James-Moore

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in November 1982.


SAT 08:00 World Book Club (m0007k38)
Hilary Mantel - Bring Up the Bodies

British writer Hilary Mantel talks to Harriett Gilbert about her second novel exploring the life of Thomas Cromwell.

Recorded at the Man Booker 50 Festival at the Southbank Centre in London, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the renowned prize.

The double-Booker prize-winning writer Hilary Mantel discussing the second volume in her acclaimed series of novels about Thomas Cromwell. Bring Up the Bodies delves into the heart of Tudor history and the downfall of Queen Anne Boleyn whom King Henry VIII had battled for seven years to marry.

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in August 2018.


SAT 09:00 Great Lives - 400 and Counting (b09hw6j5)
From Leon Trotsky to Morecambe and Wise - Matthew Parris on the rows, revelations and rank incompetence behind 400 editions of Great Lives.

Deep in the summer of 2001, a new programme tiptoed out onto Radio 4. The concept was simple – book someone famous to talk about someone dead. Except there was a problem; famous people don’t talk much about someone else. In a world of the celebrity plug, getting voices to commit to a radio programme where they couldn’t talk about themselves was proving tough. Twelve slots to fill, and nobody signed up.

400 episodes later …. Barbara Castle, Beryl Bainbridge, Bernard Manning, eventually everyone says yes. David Attenborough chose a man who first drew a flea, George Osborne the king who taxed the non-doms. Then there was Christopher Hitchens, so incensed by the presenter that he walked out. “You’re a bleeding Tory,” he said, “and always have been. Have you done? I have to be somewhere at one.”

Matthew Parris and original series producer Miles Warde go behind the scenes to find out how Great Lives was born. Featuring material never previously played - nominators and experts about their hopes and fears; archive of original presenters Joan Bakewell and Humphrey Carpenter; plus a special selection of the very best of Great Lives.

“There’s a joy in judging people by their choice of hero. It’s one reason Matthew Parris’s Great Lives series has run for 40 series.” Ben Preston, Radio Times editor, 2016.

Programme extracts also to include: Penelope Keith on Morecambe and Wise; Michael Sheen on Philip K Dick; Grace Dent on Nancy Mitford; Brian Sewell on Mad King Ludwig of Bavaria; Maureen Lipmann on Cicely Saunders.

Produced at BBC Bristol by Miles Warde.

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


SAT 12:00 The Unbelievable Truth (b04vk9np)
Series 14

Episode 1

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

Lloyd Langford, David O'Doherty, Susan Calman and Josh Widdicombe are the panellists obliged to talk with deliberate inaccuracy on subjects as varied as penguins, spoons, dolls and letters.

The show is devised by Graeme Garden and Jon Naismith, the team behind Radio 4's I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue.

Produced by Jon Naismith
A Random Entertainment production for BBC Radio 4.


SAT 12:30 Double Science (b012ry02)
Pilot

Teacher turmoil erupts at a Sixth Form College specialising in drama, when a new female head arrives determined to revitalise the science department.

Incompetent science teachers Dr Colin Jackson and Dr Kenneth Farley-Pittman react in different ways to the arrival of Dr Alison Hatton.

Pilot episode for the series written by and starring Ben Willbond and Justin Edwards.

With Rebecca Front, Raza Jaffrey and Dustin Demri-Burns.

Producer: Adam Bromley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2007.


SAT 13:00 Curious Under the Stars (m0007k3b)
The Fruits of Gwyddno

A low tide reveals a sunken forest on the shores of Glan Don. And one of the trees bears forbidden fruit..

More of the magical drama set in Glan Don, a mysterious village perched on the wild Welsh coast.

Omnibus by Annamaria Murphy.

Starring Sion Pritchard (Phoneshop), Emma Sidi (Pls Like) and Ifan Huw Dafydd (Gavin and Stacey).

Gareth.... Sion Pritchard
Diane.... Emma Sidi
Emlyn..... Ifan Huw Dafydd
Megan.... Aimee Ffion Edwards
Gwynn.... Matthew Gravelle

Series created by Meic Povey
Directed by James Robinson and John Norton

A BBC Cymru Wales Production first broadcast in five parts on BBC Radio 4 in 2019.


SAT 14:10 Inheritance Tracks (m0007k3d)
Sir Michael Caine

Legendary actor Sir Michael Caine shares My Old Man's a Dustman by Lonnie Donegan and Comme D'habitude by Claude Francois.


SAT 14:15 Pam Ayres' Open Road (b007kdd4)
Series 1

Isle of Skye

Pam returns to the West Coast of Scotland to look for otters and to discover the aphrodisiac power of herrings.

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 Peter Tinniswood - Tales from the Backbench (b00764w1)
Series 2

How Long, How Long?

Useless and forgetful MP, Sir Plympton Makepeace wonders why he allowed himself to be persuaded back into politics?

Starring Leslie Phillips.

Written by Peter Tinniswood.

Producer: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2001.


SAT 15:00 World Book Club (m0007k38)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SAT 16:00 Patrick Carroll - Scattering Day (m0007k35)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 Roy Hudd - Stick a Geranium in Your Hat! (b016vk54)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SAT 18:00 Aldous Huxley - Brave New World (m0007k3h)
Episode 1

It's 2116 and Helmholtz Watson and Bernard Marx are token rebels in an irretrievably corrupted society where promiscuity is the norm, eugenics a respectable science, and the drug Soma freely available.

Aldous Huxley's uneasy reflections of the future opens dramatised by Jonathan Holloway.

Bernard ..... Justin Salinger
Helmholtz ..... Jonathan Coy
Lenina ..... Pippa Bennett-Warner
The Director ..... Anton Lesser
John ..... Milton Lopes
Linda ..... Karina Fernandez
Fanny ..... Nicola Ferguson
Henry ..... Sam Rix
The Warden ..... James Lailey
Mustapha Mond ..... Sean Baker
Girl ..... Scarlett Brookes,
Heliport Man ..... Brian Protheroe

Director: David Hunter

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2017.


SAT 19:00 Great Lives - 400 and Counting (b09hw6j5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 Lee Mack and Friends at the Fringe (b007klvl)
Episode 2

BAFTA award-winning Lee Mack introduces another top line-up of fellow comics Andy Parsons, Tim Minchin, Lucy Porter, Alan Cochran and Jim Owen

Recorded at The Edinburgh Fringe.

Producer: Will Saunders

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in August 2005.


SAT 22:30 Funny From the Fringe (m0007lfb)
2019

Episode 1

Award-winning comedian, Catherine Bohart takes us on a journey to the 2019 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Across the series, Catherine gets amongst it, taking us from the big glitzy theatres to the sweaty underground venues where the best shows you've never heard of perform.

This is the full Edinburgh Festival Fringe experience, but in your ears.

A BBC Studios Production.


SAT 23:00 Richard Herring's Objective (b016wzrz)
Series 2

The Golliwog

'The golliwog' has been the cause of much controversy.

Richard debates whether it's an object we should reclaim, or consign to the dustbin of history?

Series in which Richard Herring tries to see whether controversial objects we've grown to hate can be reclaimed.

With Emma Kennedy and Ava Vidal.

Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2011.


SAT 23:30 Mark Watson Talks a Bit About Life (b04l0x01)
Series 1

Success

Multi-award winning comic Mark Watson attempts to answer the big questions and make sense of life, nimbly assisted by Tim Key and Tom Basden.

Written and performed by Mark Watson, Tim Key and Tom Basden as they tackle academic and abstract topics.

In this episode, Mark looks at "Success". Everyone wants to be successful, just as everyone wants to be loved, or have a big flashy car. But how do we actually measure success? Is it measured by how many things we have, how many swimming certificates are on our walls, whether or not we are Lionel Richie? Some people appear to be doing well in the world but are miserable. Other people don't have money, a good job or anything - but are happy.

Is that, in fact, the true definition of success - to find contentment with whatever life brings you?

Mark, Tim and Tom draw on modern definitions of success, and decide which ones are worthwhile. They look at successful people and those who have made a dog's dinner of life, to draw what conclusions they can.

Mark Watson is a multi-award winning comedian - his awards include the inaugural if.comeddies Panel Prize 2006. He is assisted by Tim Key, winner of an Edinburgh Comedy Award in 2009, and Tom Basden who won the the if.comedy award for Best Newcomer in 2007.

Producer: Lianne Coop

An Impatient production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in October 2014.



SUNDAY 11 AUGUST 2019

SUN 00:00 Aldous Huxley - Brave New World (m0007k3h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 Curious Under the Stars (m0007k3b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:10 Inheritance Tracks (m0007k3d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:10 on Saturday]


SUN 02:15 Pam Ayres' Open Road (b007kdd4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Saturday]


SUN 02:45 Peter Tinniswood - Tales from the Backbench (b00764w1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Saturday]


SUN 03:00 World Book Club (m0007k38)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 Patrick Carroll - Scattering Day (m0007k35)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 Roy Hudd - Stick a Geranium in Your Hat! (b016vk54)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 Lynne Reid Banks - The Backward Shadow (Omnibus) (m0007kc5)
Episode 2/2

Jane can't understand why Dottie has been so prickly over Christmas, but the grand opening of the shop distracts them both from their worries.

Lynne Reid Banks' sequel to The L-Shaped Room

Omnibus of the last five of ten episodes dramatised by Juliet Ace

Jane ...... Lynne Seymour
Dottie ...... Rachel Atkins
Toby .........John McAndrew
Henry ...... Simon Ludders
Dora ......... Siriol Jenkins
John ......... Trevor Laird
Mrs Stephens ... Manon Edwards
Ted ............... Don McCorkindale
Joanna ......... Nickie Rainsford
Billy Lee ...... Lesley Rooney

Director: Alison Hindell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 n May 2005.


SUN 07:05 Inheritance Tracks (b08gj7wr)
PP Arnold

Soul singer PP Arnold chooses Ike and Tina Turner's 'River Deep, Mountain High' and Aretha Franklin's 'Natural Woman'.


SUN 07:15 Victorian Love Stories (m0007kc7)
Ernest Dowson - The Statute of Limitations

A man who's worked in Chile for 15 years grows increasingly apprehensive at the thought of seeing the faded beauty of his fiancee when he returns to England.

Tales of requited and unrequited passion.

Jimmy Chisholm reads Ernest Dowson's short story.

Producer: Julia Butt

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2001.


SUN 07:30 It's a Fair Cop (b05y11w3)
Series 2

Reporting Crime

Policeman turned comic, Alfie Moore asks whether we think ALL crime should be reported and investigated.

You may be surprised at the result....

The return of Alfie Moore's series in which his audience makes the policing decisions as he takes them through a real life crime scenario.

Written and performed by Alfie Moore.

Script Editor: Will Ing

Producer: Alison Vernon-Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2015.


SUN 08:00 Whack-O! (b068223l)
The Book Prizes

Professor Jimmy Edwards has to act quickly to save the school prize-giving day. With Joan Sanderson.

June Whitfield as Matron
Roddly Maude-Roxby as Aubrey Potter
Frederick Treves as Alfred Tennyson
Joan Sanderson as Lady Uppingham
Austin Trevor as Brigadier Lumley
Roger Shepherd as Lumley

With David Lott and Graham Aza.

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

Headmaster Professor James Edwards MA 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 August 1961.


SUN 08:30 Ray's a Laugh (m0007kc9)
From 13/03/1959

Ted plans to make a fortune by selling cider made to his mother-in-law’s secret recipe...

Starring Ted Ray and Kitty Bluett.

With Kenneth Connor, Rosalind Knight and Laidman Browne.

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

Scripted by Bernard Botting and Charles Hart.

BBC Variety Orchestra conducted by Paul Fenoulhet.

Producer: Leslie Bridgmont

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in March 1959.


SUN 09:00 A Woman of Firsts (Omnibus) (m0007kcc)
The memoir of Edna Adan Ismail, a remarkable daughter, midwife and First Lady.

As the eldest child of an overworked doctor in 1950s Somaliland, Edna saw first-hand how poor healthcare, lack of education and ancient superstitions had devastating effects on the country’s people, especially women. When she suffered the trauma of FGM as an 8 year-old girl, Edna’s determination was born.

She became a nurse and midwife, a formidable teacher and a campaigner for women’s health. As her country was swept up in its bloody fight for independence, Edna also rose to become its First Lady and first female cabinet minister. But mixing with Presidents and Princes, she never forgot her roots and continued to train midwives – a role she has to this day.

In time, she built her own hospital, brick by brick, in the face of many obstacles - to ensure the training of future generations. The indomitable 82 year-old Edna still delivers babies. After all - as she puts it - she is "simply a midwife".

Omnibus read by Cathy Tyson.

Abridged by Anna Magnusson.
Produced by Pippa Vaughan.
A Loftus Media production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in five parts in 2019.


SUN 10:10 The Listening Project (b07ns284)
Stacey and Elle – Walking With My Head High

Fi Glover introduces a conversation between friends who connected on DK Target's Noticeboard and discovered they share a belief that education can squash creativity. 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 (b038l908)
Edinburgh Winners

Emma Thompson

From Joe Cocker to Eric Thompson. Actress and writer Emma Thompson shares her castaway choices with Kirsty Young. From March 2010.


SUN 11:00 The Moth Radio Hour (m0007kcf)
Series 9

Bearing Witness

True stories told live in the USA: Meg Bowles introduces tales of mistakes, perseverance, and lessons learned the hard way.

The Moth is an acclaimed not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling based in the USA. Since 1997, it has celebrated both the raconteur and the storytelling novice, who has lived through something extraordinary and yearns to share it. Originally formed by the writer George Dawes Green as an intimate gathering of friends on a porch in Georgia (where moths would flutter in through a hole in the screen), and then recreated in a New York City living room, The Moth quickly grew to produce immensely popular events at theatres and clubs around New York City and later around the USA, the UK and other parts of the world.

The Moth has presented more than 15,000 stories, told live and without notes, to standing-room-only crowds worldwide. The Moth podcast is downloaded over 27 million times a year.

Featuring true stories told live on stage without scripts, from the humorous to the heart-breaking.

The Moth Radio Hour is produced by Jay Allison and Atlantic Public Media in Woods Hole, Massachusetts and is distributed by the Public Radio Exchange.

First heard on PRX in February 2019.


SUN 11:50 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b00m45d2)
Series 1

Faking Fossils

Sir David recalls a key moment in his life, when he broke open a piece of Leicestershire limestone and there in his hand was an ammonite. Over the intervening years, fossils have fascinated him and he has become a great collector, even of the odd fake.

Series of talks by Sir David Attenborough on the natural histories of creatures and plants from around the world.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2009.


SUN 12:00 Whack-O! (b068223l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 12:30 Ray's a Laugh (m0007kc9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 13:00 Lynne Reid Banks - The Backward Shadow (Omnibus) (m0007kc5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SUN 14:05 Inheritance Tracks (b08gj7wr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:05 today]


SUN 14:15 Victorian Love Stories (m0007kc7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today]


SUN 14:30 Hilary Mantel - Eight Months on Ghazzah Street (Omnibus) (b07pwyhy)
Episode 1/2

Frances Shore is a cartographer by trade, but when her husband's work takes them to Saudi Arabia she finds herself unable to map either the ever changing landscape or the Kingdom's heavily veiled ways of working. The regime is corrupt and harsh, the expatriates are hard-drinking money-grubbers, and her Muslim neighbours are secretive and watchful.

She soon discovers that the streets are not a woman's territory. Confined in her flat, she finds her sense of self-beginning to dissolve. She hears footsteps, sounds of distress from the supposedly empty flat above. She has only constantly changing rumours to hang on to, and no one with whom to share her creeping unease.

Hilary Mantel's third novel is still as disturbing, incisive and illuminating as ever. In an unusual collaboration, the author has revisited the book to create, with the abridger, this serialisation.

Omnibus of the first five of ten episodes read by Anna Maxwell Martin.

Author: Hilary Mantel
Abridger: Sara Davies
Producer: Alexa Moore
A Pier production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2016


SUN 15:45 Beryl Reid in Conversation (m0007kch)
Panto and Revue

From air-raids to performing crocodiles.

Beryl Reid looks back to her days in pantomime and revue, remembering some of the more unusual acts with whom she performed.

Series in which Beryl Reid recalls her remarkable life and career in conversation with her old friend and fellow actress, Siân Phillips.

Producer: Jon Naismith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in July 1992.


SUN 16:00 Frederic Raphael - The Thought of Lydia (b07qg82d)
"Each man has his destiny. The grander the destiny, the smaller the choice."

Frederic Raphael’s tale of friendship, love and murder, set in a country in ancient Asia Minor where gold was the most dangerous weapon of all.

Lydia ...... Suzanne Bertish
Candaules ...... Robert Glenister
Gyges ...... Michael Kitchen
First Narrator ...... Norman Rodway
Second Narrator ...... Ronald Pickup
Female Narrator ...... Dorothy Tutin
Guard Captain ...... Norman Bird

Producer: Walter Acosta

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4/ BBC World Service in November 1998.


SUN 17:00 Poetry Extra (m0007kck)
The Poetry of History - Peterloo and Shelley

Poet Daljit Nagra revisits the BBC's radio poetry archive and selects The Poetry of History – Peterloo and Shelley.

Jonathan Bate investigates the connections between historical events and the poems they inspired.

Jonathan travels to Manchester, scene of the 1819 Peterloo massacre that provoked Shelley's ferocious attack on the government of the day, The Mask of Anarchy.

Poet Tom Paulin and historian Clive Emsley are on hand to measure the weight of the poem as history and verse and watch it roll down the 19th century as a clarion call to the Chartists and a warning about the brutality of the industrial revolution.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2006.


SUN 17:30 It's a Fair Cop (b05y11w3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 18:00 John Wyndham - Trouble with Lichen (b007k3r3)
Episode 4

Biochemist Diana Brackley's attempts to conceal the true source of the antigerone are finally overcome.

The scientific world, government, media and the beauty salon collide in John Wyndham's 1960 sci-fi novel.

Read by Joanna Tope.

Abridged by Scott Stainton Miller.

Producer: Eilidh McCreadie

Made for BBC Radio 7 by BBC Scotland and first broadcast in 2007


SUN 18:30 The Price of Fear (b007jm89)
An Eye for an Eye

Even horror legend Vincent Price can't face the meal that is placed before him.

Co-starring Christopher Bidmead, Anne Jameson and Roger Snowdon.

Written by William Ingram.

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in April 1974.


SUN 19:00 The Moth Radio Hour (m0007kcf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 19:50 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b00m45d2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:50 today]


SUN 20:00 A Woman of Firsts (Omnibus) (m0007kcc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SUN 21:10 The Listening Project (b07ns284)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:10 today]


SUN 21:15 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b038l908)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:15 today]


SUN 22:00 It's a Fair Cop (b05y11w3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 22:30 Sean Lock - 15 Storeys High (b09jmjnl)
Series 1

Episode 3

Thwarted by inertia, Sean has never allowed his dreams and ambitions to come true. Until, that is, the local supermarket shows him the way.

Sean Lock is still hiding in Flat 76, Elderberry House, Maydew Estate, failing to keep the world at bay.

Starring Sean Lock, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Peter Serafinowicz, Martin Trenaman and Chris Pavlo.

Written by Sean Lock and Martin Trenaman.

Script Editor: Robert Fraser-Steele

Producer: Chris Neill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1999.


SUN 23:00 Small Scenes (b0739rfy)
Series 3

Episode 3

Award-winning sketch series starring Daniel Rigby, Mike Wozniak, Cariad Lloyd, Henry Paker and Jessica Ransom. Featuring more overblown, melodramatic scenes from modern life, such as a man who can't get enough towels, a saxophonist who is tortured by his inability to play the solo from Baker Street and a late night visit from a charity burglar.

Written by Benjamin Partridge, Henry Paker and Mike Wozniak, with additional material from the cast.

Produced by Simon Mayhew-Archer.


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

Episode 1

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

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

With Ben Moor, Katherine Parkinson and Ben Willbond.

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

Producer: Colin Anderson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2007.



MONDAY 12 AUGUST 2019

MON 00:00 John Wyndham - Trouble with Lichen (b007k3r3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 00:30 The Price of Fear (b007jm89)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 Lynne Reid Banks - The Backward Shadow (Omnibus) (m0007kc5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:05 Inheritance Tracks (b08gj7wr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:05 on Sunday]


MON 02:15 Victorian Love Stories (m0007kc7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 on Sunday]


MON 02:30 Hilary Mantel - Eight Months on Ghazzah Street (Omnibus) (b07pwyhy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Sunday]


MON 03:45 Beryl Reid in Conversation (m0007kch)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:45 on Sunday]


MON 04:00 Frederic Raphael - The Thought of Lydia (b07qg82d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Poetry Extra (m0007kck)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 It's a Fair Cop (b05y11w3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 Book at Beachtime (b01214tr)
Joanna Trollope - Daughters-in-Law

Episode 1

As a spirited new daughter-in-law joins the Brinkley clan, simmering tensions threaten family harmony

Evoking the beautiful wilds of Suffolk, this is a sharply observed study of a family in crisis - suspected affairs, unspoken tensions, money troubles threaten to tear this close-knit cast of characters apart.

Joanna Trollope's bestseller read by Jane Whittenshaw.

Abridged by Viv Beeby
Producer: Gemma Jenkins

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra and first broadcast in June 2011.


MON 06:30 How Dolly Got Rotherham Reading (b012ql5c)
Dolly Parton grew up in poverty in rural East Tennessee, where children only attended school if there was no work to be done on the farm. She came to regard good literacy skills as one of the key passports to enhanced life chances and in 1995 she launched the 'Imagination Library'.

The idea was quite simple. All children in the area were sent one book a month from birth until five years. In 2007 she took South Yorkshire by surprise when she turned up in Rotherham - not a city used to celebrity visits. But what happened next? Did her library capture the imagination of Rotherham's children? We follow up to ask whether it was just a flash in the pan or a serious project.

Travelling to Dollywood for an Imagination Library conference, Sarfraz Manzoor meets people from all over the world who have signed up for the literacy project. From Alaskan children in remote communities to young readers in Nottingham, Sarfraz finds that Dolly's influence is global.

Sarfraz will meet Dolly Parton in Dollywood to talk about her life and work. We'll hear from those who knew her as a child and understand the motivations for this charitable work she undertakes with such passion.

It will be a journey to the glamourous heart of country music, but one which reveals much more about one of the world's best loved country singers. Dolly Parton in her own words and in her own personal world of the Imagination Library.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2011.


MON 07:00 Lucky Heather (b0075smn)
High Noon

16 years ago, Heather's best friend Dawn ran off with Heather's man Joe. Now Dawn has the cheek to ask Heather to check if Joe is having an affair!

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

Sue Teddern's six-part comedy series star Lindsey Coulson as Heather. (Carol Jackson in BBC TV's EastEnders until 2015)

With Tessa Peake-Jones as Dawn, Dearbhla Molloy as Maev, Abigail Hart as Natalie, Ben Crowe as Ryan, Gavin Muir as Joe, Gerard McDermott as Lou and David Holt as the Waiter.

Director: David Hunter
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2000.


MON 07:30 Just a Minute (m0007bkc)
Series 85

Episode 1

First in the brand new series.

Graham Norton, Zoe Lyons, Jenny Eclair and Paul Merton join Nicholas Parsons for the panel game where the challenge is to speak without repetition, hesitation or deviation.

A BBC Studios Production.


MON 08:00 A Very Private Man (b09jl1cv)
Series 1

Episode 5

As Helen prepares to go away to celebrate her mother's birthday, David fears for his marriage...

Rodney Bewes stars in Terry Gregson's sitcom.

David Parkinson ...... Rodney Bewes
Helen Parkinson ...... Ann Bell
Mrs Henderson ...... Daphne Oxenford
Mrs Wilshaw ...... Marlene Sidaway
Mr Sands ...... Peter Wheeler

Produced at BBC Manchester by Ron McDonnell.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in February 1981.


MON 08:30 Dad's Army (b007jmyj)
Series 2

Boots, Boots, Boots

The Home Guard platoon take action when Captain Mainwaring becomes obsessed with their feet.

Starring Arthur Lowe as Captain Mainwaring, John Le Mesurier as Sergeant Wilson, Clive Dunn as Corporal Jones, John Laurie as Private Frazer, Ian Lavender as Private Pike and Arnold Ridley as Godfrey.

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

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1975.


MON 09:00 The Unbelievable Truth (b04wth58)
Series 14

Episode 2

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

Ed Byrne, Henning Wehn, Holly Walsh and Richard Osman are the panellists obliged to talk with deliberate inaccuracy on subjects as varied as Ireland, rules, London and beavers.

The show is devised by Graeme Garden and Jon Naismith, the team behind Radio 4's I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue.

Produced by Jon Naismith

A Random Entertainment production for BBC Radio


MON 09:30 The Senses (b06zhjpj)
Hearing

An affair conducted via tape cassette-recorded messages conjures up a few problems with the sense of hearing.

Opening episode starring Celia Imrie and John McGlynn.

Heather ...... Celia Imrie
Tony ...... John McGlynn
Audrey ...... Francesca Brill
Edith ...... Eva Stuart
Mr Polglaze ...... Daniel Moynihan
Postman ...... Norman Bird

Senses is a six-part comedy drama boasting a stellar list of star names, including Joan Sims, Charles Gray, Alex Jennings, Sylvestra Le Touzel, Geoffrey Palmer, Lynda Bellingham, Brian Murphy, Rodney Bewes, Liz Fraser, Rory McGrath and Maurice Denham.

As writer Bob Sinfield explains: "The six half-hour plays dealt respectively with the five obvious senses plus the er...other one".

Producer: Neil Cargill

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 4 in 1990.


MON 10:00 Inspector Resnick (b043x37n)
Cutting Edge

Episode 1

When a young house doctor is attacked on a deserted hospital walkway, the clues seem to lead nowhere for DI Charlie Resnick.

Tom Georgeson stars as jazz-loving Detective Inspector Charlie Resnick in John Harvey's three-part dramatisation of his own novel.

DI Charlie Resnick ...... Tom Georgeson
Millington ...... Sean Baker
Lynn ...... Kate Eaton
Dipak ...... Paul Bazeley
Kevin ...... Ben Porter
Silver ...... Don McCorkindale
Carew ...... Nicholas Boulton
Sarah ...... Gillian Bevan
Karen ...... Jane Whittenshaw
Dr Fletcher ...... John Simm
Groves ...... Peter Kenny
Debbie ...... Colleen Prendergast
Mr Salt ...... Denys Hawthorne
Jane ...... Patience Tomlinson
Karl ...... Adrian Scarborough
Helen ...... Alice Arnold

Producer: David Hunter

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1996.


MON 11:00 TED Radio Hour (m0007lfy)
Series 5

Rethinking School

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

Guy Raz explores how we can rethink the education system… so students learn to the best of their abilities.

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


MON 11:50 Inheritance Tracks (m0007kmj)
Katie Melua

Singer Katie Melua chooses 'Imagine' by John Lennon and 'Kids' by MGMT.


MON 12:00 A Very Private Man (b09jl1cv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 Dad's Army (b007jmyj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 Book at Beachtime (b01214tr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 How Dolly Got Rotherham Reading (b012ql5c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b05xd69n)
Owen Sheers - I Saw a Man

Episode 6

Continuing his search of his neighbours' house, Michael has an unexpected encounter that will have tragic consequences for all.

Owen Sheers' compelling story of the search for truth, the burden of secrets and the desire for redemption. It explores how our lives are interconnected, even in today's increasingly depersonalised, globalised world.

After the sudden loss of his wife, writer Michael Turner moves to London and develops a close friendship with the Nelsons, who live next door - Josh, Samantha and their two young daughters Lucy and Rachel. The family seem to represent everything Michael fears he may now never have: intimacy, children, stability and a family home. The new friendship at first seems to offer the prospect of healing, but then a catastrophic event changes everything.

Written by Owen Sheers
Abridged by Lauris Morgan-Griffiths
Read by Mark Bazeley

Producer: Mair Bosworth

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2015.


MON 14:15 A Brief History of Mathematics (b00sr3fm)
Newton and Leibniz

Marcus du Sautoy argues that mathematics is the driving force behind modern science: Newton, Leibniz and calculus.

This ten-part history of mathematics reveals the personalities behind the calculations: the passions and rivalries of mathematicians struggling to get their ideas heard. Marcus du Sautoy shows how these masters of abstraction find a role in the real world and proves that mathematics is the driving force behind modern science.

Today, the story of two late 17th century mathematicians who worked on the same problem at the same time - the calculus - in which the great hero of British science, Newton, reveals himself to be a little less gentlemanly than his German rival, Leibniz. The calculus is one of the greatest achievements of mankind: an astronaut and an investment analyst pay homage to its enormous power.

Producer: Anna Buckley


MON 14:30 Betsy and Napoleon (m0007kml)
Episode 1

1815: Betsy Balcombe was 13 when Napoleon Bonaparte came to live in her garden on St Helena.

The two forged an extraordinary relationship. Drawn from contemporary accounts, this drama by Julia Blackburn recreates the meeting of innocence and a great burden of experience. As Betsy is the only one to speak French, she takes the role of intermediary between the Emperor and the islanders.

Napoleon ... Alex Jennings
Betsy ... Michelle Tate
Balcombe ... Ian McNeice
Las Cases ... Rupert Wickham

Director: Mary Ward Lowery

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2005.


MON 14:45 Book of the Week (b04nrh0s)
Forensics: The Anatomy of Crime

Secrets From The Dead

Bestselling crime author Val McDermid has long been fascinated with forensic science. Now she delves into the medical archives to discover the secrets of this incredible field.

The dead talk. To the right listener, they tell us all about themselves: where they came from, who they are, how they lived, how they died - and who killed them. Through forensic medicine, a corpse, the scene of a crime or a single hair can reveal the secrets that hold the truth and allow justice to be done. But how much do we really understand about forensics? What is it like to be a SCO (Scene of Crime Operative)? Attend an autopsy? Where did it come from? How reliable are its proofs?

Val McDermid - author of The Wire in the Blood and The Vanishing Point - delves into medical archives including interviews with scientists to answer these questions, exploring as far back as the murder of Julius Caesar and early recorded forensic science in thirteenth century China as well as famous modern cases.

Read by Val McDermid

Abridged by Sian Preece
Producer: Allegra McIlroy

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2014.


MON 15:00 Inspector Resnick (b043x37n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 The Unbelievable Truth (b04wth58)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 16:30 The Senses (b06zhjpj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


MON 17:00 Lucky Heather (b0075smn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 17:30 Just a Minute (m0007bkc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 18:00 Planet B (b00j1c4w)
Series 1

The Wild Gang

John finds himself in the brutal and violent world of the virtual untamed Wild West, where Chuck's gang rule by gun law...

Ten-part series about a mystery virtual world.

Written by Matthew Broughton

John ...... Gunnar Cauthery
Lioba ...... Donnla Hughes
Medley ...... Lizzy Watts
Cerberus ...... Chris Pavlo
Chuck Flint ...... David Bedella

All other parts played by Inam Mirza, Jill Cardo, Paul Rider, Dan Starkey and Adjoa Andoh.

Director: Jessica Dromgoole

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in March 2009.


MON 18:30 A Good Read (b00cm9l7)
Julian Barnes and Maureen Freely

Sue MacGregor is joined by novelists Julian Barnes and Maureen Freely to discuss favourite books by Penelope Fitzgerald, Pawel Huelle and John Kennedy Toole.

The Beginning of Spring by Penelope Fitzgerald
Publisher: Flamingo Books

Mercedes-Benz by Pawel Huelle, (translation by Antonia Lloyd-Jones)
Publisher: Serpents Tail

A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
Publisher: Penguin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2008.


MON 19:00 A Very Private Man (b09jl1cv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 Dad's Army (b007jmyj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 Book at Beachtime (b01214tr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 How Dolly Got Rotherham Reading (b012ql5c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 TED Radio Hour (m0007lfy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:50 Inheritance Tracks (m0007kmj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:50 today]


MON 22:00 Just a Minute (m0007bkc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 Clare in the Community (b00htvhj)
Series 5

Girls on Film

Clare has a new trainee social worker to break-in, Brian has football problems, plus the family centre is the focus of a documentary film.

Sally Phillips plays Clare Barker the social worker with all the politically correct jargon but none of the practical solutions.

Clare ..... Sally Phillips
Brian ..... Alex Lowe
Helen ..... Liza Tarbuck
Ray ..... Richard Lumsden
Megan/Nali ..... Nina Conti
Irene ..... Ellen Thomas
Simon ..... Andrew Wincott
Colette/Mrs Cook ..... Anna Bengo
Catriona ..... Alex Tregear

Written by Harry Venning and David Ramsden.

Producer: Katie Tyrrell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2009.


MON 23:00 Lobby Land (m0007dkc)
Series 2

Sideways Moves

Tom Shriver MP decides the time is right to reap the benefits of a cash-in memoir, and Sam wants a piece of the action. But is there more to their relationship than meets the eye?

Starring Yasmine Akram, Charlie Higson, Cariad Lloyd, Dan Tetsell and Daniel Lawrence Taylor.

Written by Jon Harvey, Christopher Davies and Sarah Dempster.

Produced by Jon Harvey
A Naked production for BBC Radio 4


MON 23:30 Children's Hour with Armstrong and Miller (b007jpyk)
Episode 2

Martin Bain-Jones and Craig Children do battle at a special music awards ceremony.

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

With Charlie Condou, Melissa Lloyd and Tony Gardner.

Producer: Jon Rolph

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1998.



TUESDAY 13 AUGUST 2019

TUE 00:00 Planet B (b00j1c4w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 A Good Read (b00cm9l7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 Book at Beachtime (b01214tr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 How Dolly Got Rotherham Reading (b012ql5c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b05xd69n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:15 A Brief History of Mathematics (b00sr3fm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 Betsy and Napoleon (m0007kml)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:45 Book of the Week (b04nrh0s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 Inspector Resnick (b043x37n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 The Unbelievable Truth (b04wth58)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:30 The Senses (b06zhjpj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 Lucky Heather (b0075smn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 Just a Minute (m0007bkc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 Book at Beachtime (b0121lhf)
Joanna Trollope - Daughters-in-Law

Episode 2

Money troubles put an already fragile relationship into further jeopardy.

Simmering tensions threaten the harmony of a close-knit family.

Joanna Trollope's bestseller read by Jane Whittenshaw

Abridged by Viv Beeby
Producer: Gemma Jenkins

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra and first broadcast in June 2011.


TUE 06:30 Cornershop (b01pw38v)
In the early 1990s, the Anglo-Indian band, Cornershop, had had a couple of decent singles, but as a group they were rather ramshackle. Then in 1997, with the release of their album, When I was Born for the Seventh Time, they re-emerged with a different and refreshing sound.

Their British Asian fusion was raucously experimental; their attitude was spiky, smart and often hilarious. They'd created a masterpiece of cross cultural music which gave them a worldwide hit, Brimful of Asha.

The release prompted an excited music press to hail the album as a breakthrough in the integration of white and Asian music, and to predict an explosion in multi-cultural rock.

Musician Talvin Singh, and Rolling Stone music critic David Fricke join band members Ben Ayres and Tjinder Singh to explore how the album was made, the impact it had at the time, and whether its promise of musical integration has endured.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2013.


TUE 07:00 Living with the Enemy (b00771l8)
Episode 4

Gyles takes Nick and Sophie to a swanky art exhibition in Mayfair. He's desperate to curry favour and maybe make some money. Can Nick save the day?

Sitcom about a Tory MP-turned-media celebrity and a comedian-turned-holistic therapist.

Written by and starring Nick Revell and Gyles Brandreth

Gyles Brandon ...... Gyles Brandreth
Nick Reynolds ...... Nick Revell
Sophie Okuyu ...... Gugu Mbatha-Raw
Charles Danbury ...... Nickolas Grace
Richard Dowdeswell ...... Martin Hyder
Jana ...... Maria McErlane

Producer: Ed Morrish

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2006.


TUE 07:30 Andy Hamilton Sort of Remembers (m0007bd8)
Series 2

Religion

Radio 4 favourite Andy Hamilton presents a collection of observations and reminiscences from his personal life and 40-plus years working in comedy.

Over this four-part series, Andy will be sort of remembering tales about Sport, Class, Religion and Stupidity. Through comic observations and personal anecdotes, he will explore each theme, examining how much (or how little) things have changed in the 60ish years he's been on this planet.

This week, Andy considers Religion. From his early experiences as a choirboy through to his confirmation as a Church of England atheist. He shares fond memories of playing Satan in Radio 4’s long running sit com ‘Old Harry’s Game’. Andy also muses on the enduring popularity of religion. And which deity might be best at sport.

Andy was born in Fulham in 1954, read English at Cambridge and then in 1976 began writing comedy for BBC Radio, on programmes like Week Ending and The News Huddlines. In 1990, he and Guy Jenkin created Drop the Dead Donkey for Channel 4. Andy has spent much of his working life making acute observations about politics and family life. In 2007, again with Guy Jenkin, he created the massive TV hit Outnumbered, which celebrated the chaos of life with young children. More recently they created the highly topical Ballot Monkeys and Power Monkeys for Channel 4, which charted the absurdities of the General Election and then the EU Referendum. For over 20 years he has been playing the part of Satan in his Radio 4 sitcom, Old Harry's Game. Andy is also a popular panellist on shows such as The News Quiz and Have I Got News For You.

Producer: Claire Jones
A BBC Studios Production


TUE 08:00 The Al Read Show (b01rlngp)
Episode 5

A look at the fire brigade and the morning after the night before.

A compilation of the legendary Northern comic's 1950s monologues.

Originally produced at BBC North by Ronnie Taylor.

Compilation produced by Mike Craig.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in October 1998.


TUE 08:30 Beyond Our Ken (m0007klm)
Series 3

Episode 1

Kenneth Horne has his flat redecorated and Hornerama investigates photography.

With Kenneth Williams, Hugh Paddick, Betty Marsden and Bill Pertwee.

Written by Eric Merriman and Barry Took

The precursor to ‘Round The Horne’ – series 3 has been fully restored using both home and overseas (BBC Transcription Service) recordings.

A madcap mix of sketches and songs, Beyond Our Ken hit the airwaves in 1958 and ran to 1964 – featuring regulars like Arthur Fallowfield, Cecil Snaith and Rodney and Charles.

Music from Pat Lancaster, the Fraser Hayes Four and the BBC Variety Orchestra conducted by Paul Fenoulhet.

Incidental music by Edwin Braden.

Announcer: Douglas Smith

Producer: Jacques Brown

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in April 1960.


TUE 09:00 Lobby Land (m0007dkc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:30 So On and So Forth (b06084kb)
Episode 4

Sketch troupe So On and So Forth - featuring John Sherman, Nick Gadd and Martin Allanson - have performed together for the last five years, refining their particularly British style of sketch comedy. They have recently recruited top comedy actress Alison Thea-Skot to bring some class the proceedings.

So On and So Forth is a sketch group with a very clear, slightly nihilistic perspective on the world - everything is funny if you look at it the wrong way.

In 2011 they headed to the Edinburgh Fringe where they performed several shows a day, picked up rave reviews and developed webbed feet. With a growing reputation in the live arena they started filming sketches whenever possible hoping to revel in the untold riches of YouTube. Later that year they won the Cofilmic award for Best Sketch, and one of their online sketches featured on Comedy Central's hit US show Tosh.0 as Video of the Week which helped to ratchet up just shy of a quarter of a million hits on their YouTube page.

Later in 2012 they were commissioned by BBC Worldwide to produce yet more sparkly new web sketches. In 2013 the team featured on Radio 4's very own show Sketchorama and, following those stand out performances and their online work, they have been given the opportunity to make their own series.

Produced by Gus Beattie
A Comedy Unit production for BBC Radio 4


TUE 10:00 Inspector Resnick (b043x38k)
Cutting Edge

Episode 2

After another brutal attack, Detective Inspector Charlie Resnick is still looking for motives within the hospital

Tom Georgeson stars as jazz-loving Detective Inspector Charlie Resnick in John Harvey's 3-part dramatisation of his own novel.

DI Charlie Resnick ...... Tom Georgeson
Millington ...... Sean Baker
Lynn ...... Kate Eaton
Dipak ...... Paul Bazeley
Kevin ...... Ben Porter
Silver ...... Don McCorkindale
Carew ...... Nicholas Boulton
Sarah ...... Gillian Bevan
Dr Fletcher ...... John Simm
Groves ...... Peter Kenny
Debbie ...... Colleen Prendergast
Mr Salt ...... Denys Hawthorne
Calvin ...... Philip Weaver
Maura ...... Stella Duffy
Pauline ...... Zulema Dene
Student ...... Roger May
Arthur ...... George Parsons
Fenby ...... John Hartley
William ...... James Taylor
Delia ...... Ann Beach
Helen ...... Alice Arnold

Producer: David Hunter

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1996.


TUE 11:00 Telling Tales (m0007klp)
Sofie Hagen

This week’s guest is a Danish comedian, podcaster and fat activist, who has just published her very first book.

Sofie Hagen’s literary career began early, with hilariously naive fan fiction dedicated to the Irish band Westlife. After sharing some of these tales with audiences in her 2015 Edinburgh Fringe show, Sofie took home the prize for Best Newcomer.

But these stories also helped Sofie deal with depression. A fact she has shared in her stand-up shows and her other work, including the 2019 book Happy Fat.

We hear an extract from Sofie’s book, which is part memoir and part social commentary, with advice and cultural history dotted in between. Of particular interest to Sofie is how fat women are represented fictionally, in books and on screen.

Plus, we delve further into the history of food, and its long-established cultural connection to morality, in her Radio 4 documentary, The Unexpected History Of Clean Eating.


TUE 12:00 The Al Read Show (b01rlngp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 Beyond Our Ken (m0007klm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 Book at Beachtime (b0121lhf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 Cornershop (b01pw38v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b05xghc8)
Owen Sheers - I Saw a Man

Episode 7

Major McCullen learns the true outcome of his mission and Michael tries to rewrite the truth of what happened in the Nelsons' house.

Owen Sheers' compelling story of the search for truth, the burden of secrets and the desire for redemption. It explores how our lives are interconnected, even in today's increasingly depersonalised, globalised world.

After the sudden loss of his wife, writer Michael Turner moves to London and develops a close friendship with the Nelsons, who live next door - Josh, Samantha and their two young daughters Lucy and Rachel. The family seem to represent everything Michael fears he may now never have: intimacy, children, stability and a family home. The new friendship at first seems to offer the prospect of healing, but then a catastrophic event changes everything.

Written by Owen Sheers
Abridged by Lauris Morgan-Griffiths
Read by Mark Bazeley

Producer: Mair Bosworth

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2015.


TUE 14:15 A Brief History of Mathematics (b00ss0lk)
Leonard Euler

Marcus du Sautoy argues that mathematics is the driving force behind modern science: Leonard Euler and an 18th-century puzzle.

This ten-part history of mathematics reveals the personalities behind the calculations: the passions and rivalries of mathematicians struggling to get their ideas heard. Professor Marcus du Sautoy shows how these masters of abstraction find a role in the real world and proves that mathematics is the driving force behind modern science.

Today, how the mathematics that Leonard Euler invented two hundred years ago has transformed the internet. Euler's solution to an 18th-century conundrum paved the way for the search engines most of us use every day.

Producer: Anna Buckley

From 2010.


TUE 14:30 Betsy and Napoleon (m0007klr)
Episode 2

1815, St Helena: moving into the Balcombe family's Pavilion can Napoleon contend with Betsy’s frankness?

Betsy Balcombe was 13 when Napoleon Bonaparte came to live in her garden on St Helena. The two forged an extraordinary relationship. Drawn from contemporary accounts, this drama by Julia Blackburn recreates the meeting of innocence and a great burden of experience. As Betsy is the only one to speak French, she takes the role of intermediary between the Emperor and the islanders. But the Count de Las Cases does not trust her.

Napoleon ... Alex Jennings
Betsy ... Michelle Tate
Balcombe ... Ian McNeice
Las Cases ... Rupert Wickham

Director: Mary Ward Lowery

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2005


TUE 14:45 Book of the Week (b04p2gpg)
Forensics: The Anatomy of Crime

Episode 2 Entomology & Pathology

Entomology and Pathology – from a Chinese criminal investigation in 1247 to the case of Dr Crippen.

Bestselling crime author Val McDermid is fascinated by forensic science - the secrets it can reveal and the way it has altered the processes of justice. She delves into medical archives including interviews with scientists, exploring as far back as the murder of Julius Ceasar and early recorded forensic science in 13th century China as well as famous modern cases.

Read by Val McDermid

Abridged by Sian Preece
Producer: Allegra McIlroy

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2014.


TUE 15:00 Inspector Resnick (b043x38k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 Best Behaviour (b05xhyrk)
Episode 6

Holly Walsh presents the comedy panel show that defines 21st century etiquette.

The guest panellists are comedians Sarah Millican, Rob Beckett and Katherine Ryan, who are all seeking to supply the new best behaviour rules to navigate modern life.

The etiquette of love and relationships comes under comic examination, along with the new rule of 'not having to talk to other parents on the school run' and the need for all pedestrians to have indicators.

The panel also tackle a problem from the studio audience: 'How can I persuade my flatmate to do their share of the washing up?'

Produced by Aled Evans
A Zeppotron production for BBC Radio 4.


TUE 16:30 The Sit Crom (b00m0zyl)
Thick Fog in All Areas

Tobias Thynne finds an unusual way to avoid the Devil's vegetables and all is confusion upon the heath.

Sue Limb's six-part comedy set during the English Civil War.

Sir John Firebasket ...... Joss Ackland
Lady Anne Firebasket ...... Denise Coffey
Tobias Thynne ...... Clive Merrison
Mercy, alias Melissa ...... Miriam Margoyles
Father Francis ...... Nickolas Grace
Slow Ned ...... Chris Emmett
Gazebo Fogg ...... Jack Klaff
Captain Arise Higgs ...... Alun Armstrong
Posthumous ...... Nicky Henson
Counter Tenor ...... Peter Hayward
Lettice ...... Jane Whittenshaw

Producer: Jonathan James-Moore

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1990.


TUE 17:00 Living with the Enemy (b00771l8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 17:30 Andy Hamilton Sort of Remembers (m0007bd8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 18:00 Planet B (b00j1hzf)
Series 1

Catharsis

John captains a battleship in a world so real that he forgets who he is. Can Medley make him remember?

Ten-part series about a mystery virtual world.

Written by Dawn Webb.

John ...... Gunnar Cauthery
Medley ...... Lizzy Watts
Cerberus ...... Chris Pavlo
Lioba ...... Donnla Hughes

All other parts played by Robert Lonsdale, Janice Acquah, Inam Mirza, Jill Cardo, Stephen Critchlow, Dan Starkey and Adjoa Andoh.

Director: Jessica Dromgoole

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in March 2009.


TUE 18:30 Dad Made Me Laugh (b00d3k8c)
Max Hudd

Roy Hudd's son chats to Sally Magnusson about his life with the star of 'News Huddlines', 'Coronation Street' and more.

Producer: Mike Walker

First broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland in September 2006.


TUE 19:00 The Al Read Show (b01rlngp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 Beyond Our Ken (m0007klm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 Book at Beachtime (b0121lhf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 Cornershop (b01pw38v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 Telling Tales (m0007klp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 22:00 Andy Hamilton Sort of Remembers (m0007bd8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 Tom Wrigglesworth's Hang-Ups (b04ntvv9)
Series 2

Lost and Found

When Tom makes his weekly phone call to his parents in Sheffield he discovers they've been flooded.

As his parents manage the clear up operation, Tom reflects on what is important to keep and what isn't.

With Rita May, Paul Copley and Kate Anthony.

Written by Tom Wrigglesworth and James Kettle. With Miles Jupp.

Producer: Katie Tyrrell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2014.


TUE 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (m0007sdq)
Dom Joly 1/3

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


TUE 23:00 Vent (b00tp80h)
Series 2

Mary's Girl Child

Comatose Ben celebrates Christmas, as the nativity plays out in his unconscious mind.

Dark sitcom following the thoughts of a coma patient written by Nigel Smith.

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

With Nicholas Hutchison, Jo Martin, Mark Perry, Scarlett Milburn-Smith and Jeremy Paxman.

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2007.


TUE 23:30 Bussmann and Quantick Kingsize (b045gdqt)
Episode 5

Five things you didn't know about ready meals.

An old Kwik Save bag stuffed full of sketches, monologues and beserk bits.

Originally broadcast live from London's exclusive Imperial Rooms, Mayfair.

Written and performed by Jane Bussmann and David Quantick.

Also featuring Peter Serafinowicz, Emma Clarke and Steve Brody.

Producer: Phil Bowker.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1998.



WEDNESDAY 14 AUGUST 2019

WED 00:00 Planet B (b00j1hzf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 Dad Made Me Laugh (b00d3k8c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 Book at Beachtime (b0121lhf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 Cornershop (b01pw38v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b05xghc8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday]


WED 02:15 A Brief History of Mathematics (b00ss0lk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Tuesday]


WED 02:30 Betsy and Napoleon (m0007klr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:45 Book of the Week (b04p2gpg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 Inspector Resnick (b043x38k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 Best Behaviour (b05xhyrk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:30 The Sit Crom (b00m0zyl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:30 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 Living with the Enemy (b00771l8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 Andy Hamilton Sort of Remembers (m0007bd8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 Book at Beachtime (b0121mlq)
Joanna Trollope - Daughters-in-Law

Episode 3

A dinner party descends into chaos when Rachel clashes with her new daughter-in-law.

Simmering tensions threaten the harmony of a close-knit family.

Joanna Trollope's bestseller read by Jane Whittenshaw

Abridged by Viv Beeby
Producer: Gemma Jenkins

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra and first broadcast in June 2011.


WED 06:30 Nightingale of the Nile (b00ny9y6)
Singer-songwriter, record producer and world music expert Justin Adams travels to Cairo, where he grew up, to tell the story of the woman whose voice dominated the culture and politics of the Middle East in the 20th century, Umm Kulthum.

Once described as a combination of 'Ella Fitzgerald, Eleanor Roosevelt and Elvis Presley', her radio broadcasts often brought the entire Arabic world to a standstill. Her incredible voice and skilful handling of the media quickly made her the most prominent celebrity in the Arab world at the time, and her close friendship with both the royal circle of King Farouk I before the revolution, and President Nasser in its wake, gave her unprecedented political influence.

Justin Adams is Robert Plant's songwriting partner, record producer for the Tuareg desert blues band Tinariwen, among others, and an ex-collaborator with Jah Wobble. As the son of a British diplomat, Justin grew up in Cairo during Kulthum's golden age. Now he travels back, talking to those that knew her to discover more about this icon of the Arabic world.

A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.


WED 07:00 The World As We Know It (b00fd7zl)
The End

Donna, Johnny, Patrick and Abigail woke up on Saturday morning to find they were the last four people left on earth.

Two days later and the implications of what has happened are beginning to sink in, as they start the first week of the rest of their lives...

Sitcom by Luke Sorba.

Johnny ...... Toby Longworth
Donna ...... Meera Syal
Patrick ...... Luke Sorba
Abigail ...... Carla Mendonca
The Stranger ...... Simon Greenall

Producer: Elizabeth Anstee

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1999.


WED 07:30 Gaby's Talking Pictures (m0007bwv)
Series 2

Episode 2

Gaby Roslin hosts the film quiz with impressions by Alistair McGowan and Ronni Ancona. This week, team captains John Thomson and Ellie Taylor are joined by special guests Ben Bailey Smith and Dave Berry.

Presented by Gaby Roslin
Team Captains: John Thomson and Ellie Taylor
Impressionists: Alistair McGowan and Ronni Ancona
Created by Gaby Roslin
Written by Carrie Quinlan and Barney Newman

Produced by Gaby Roslin and Barney Newman
Executive Producer Gordon Kennedy
Recorded at RADA Studios, London

An Absolutely production for BBC Radio 4


WED 08:00 The Diary of a Nobody (b01h7p9g)
Episode 5

Mr Pooter's son is in trouble, with his marriage cancelled and his job is on the line. Can his father help?

The imaginary journal of a middle-class suburban 'hero' with an over-developed sense of dignity - Charles Pooter.

Arthur Lowe concludes George and Weedon Grossmith's comic masterpiece of middle-class self-importance in Victorian Britain.

One of the classic humorous books of English literature, first published in 1894.

Abridged in five parts by Donald Bancroft.

Producer: Richard Wortley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1977.


WED 08:30 Doctor at Large (b00b6z49)
Disengagement

Simon Sparrow gets inadvertently betrothed, so it's up to Benskin and Spratt to help him out.

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 Sir Lancelot Spratt, Ray Cooney as Tony Benskin, Alethea Charlton as Anthea de Beere-Sidebotham, Ambrosine Phillpotts as Mrs de Beere-Sidebotham and Peter Williams as Mr de Beere-Sidebotham.

Producer: David Hatch
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1969.


WED 09:00 Act Your Age (b00g47nm)
Series 1

Episode 6

Simon Mayo discovers which generation is the funniest. With Jon Richardson, Lucy Porter and Roy Walker. From January 2009.


WED 09:30 The Attractive Young Rabbi (b007k3dm)
Series 3

A Woman's Work

Rabbi Sus delighted to find a role-model, while Rabbi Abraham would settle for a hair-cut.

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

Rabbi Abraham Fine ...... David De Keyser
Rabbi Su Jacobs ...... Tracy-Ann Oberman
Melvin ...... Henry Goodman
Sadie Fine ...... Doreen Mantle
Brian ...... Jonathan Kydd
Rabbi Marilyn Sugarman ...... Rachel Atkins
Nicola ...... Anny Tobin

Music: Max Harris.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2002.


WED 10:00 Inspector Resnick (b043x39r)
Cutting Edge

Episode 3

The brutal death of a ward sister intensifies DI Charlie Resnick's search for the hospital assailant.

Tom Georgeson stars as jazz-loving Detective Inspector Charlie Resnick in John Harvey's 3-part dramatisation of his own novel.

DI Charlie Resnick ...... Tom Georgeson
Millington ...... Sean Baker
Lynn ...... Kate Eaton
Kevin ...... Ben Porter
Dipak ...... Paul Bazeley
Silver ...... Don McCorkindale
Carew ...... Nicholas Boulton
Sarah ...... Gillian Bevan
Dr Fletcher ...... John Simm
Groves ...... Peter Kenny
Debbie ...... Colleen Prendergast
Mr Salt ...... Denys Hawthorne
Calvin ...... Philip Weaver
Delia ...... Ann Beach
Suzanne Olds ...... Patience Tomlinson
Lynn ...... Kate Eaton
Elaine ...... Jennie Stoller
Karl ...... Adrian Scarborough

Producer: David Hunter

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1996.


WED 11:00 Dr John Cooper Clarke: Complete Control (m0007k2h)
Episode 3/3 Cowboys

Dr John Cooper Clarke has landed in your radio, and he is in Complete Control.

The poet, rock star, radio DJ, comedian and cultural icon has been given the keys to BBC Radio 4 Extra. Over three hour-long editions, he's running through the BBC Radio archives taking you on a personal journey travelling all the way from London's West End to the American Wild West – with some interesting diversions along the way. This time, he heads for the Wild West.

* Brian Cox in the recent Western classic 'The Shootist', a drama so good Dr John Cooper Clarke admits "it was the only time I've stayed silent for an hour in my life".

Producer: Luke Doran

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra in November 2015


WED 12:00 The Diary of a Nobody (b01h7p9g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 Doctor at Large (b00b6z49)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 Book at Beachtime (b0121mlq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 Nightingale of the Nile (b00ny9y6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b05xh3nf)
Owen Sheers - I Saw a Man

Episode 8

Josh returns home to make a horrific discovery while Michael gets his story straight, writing himself out of the truth of that day's events.

Owen Sheers' compelling story of the search for truth, the burden of secrets and the desire for redemption. It explores how our lives are interconnected, even in today's increasingly depersonalised, globalised world.

After the sudden loss of his wife, writer Michael Turner moves to London and develops a close friendship with the Nelsons, who live next door - Josh, Samantha and their two young daughters Lucy and Rachel. The family seem to represent everything Michael fears he may now never have: intimacy, children, stability and a family home. The new friendship at first seems to offer the prospect of healing, but then a catastrophic event changes everything.

Written by Owen Sheers
Abridged by Lauris Morgan-Griffiths
Read by Mark Bazeley

Producer: Mair Bosworth

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2015.


WED 14:15 A Brief History of Mathematics (b00ss0l9)
Joseph Fourier

Marcus du Sautoy argues that mathematics is the driving force behind modern science: Joseph Fourier’s insightful maths.

This ten part history of mathematics from Newton to the present day, reveals the personalities behind the calculations: the passions and rivalries of mathematicians struggling to get their ideas heard. Professor Marcus du Sautoy shows how these masters of abstraction find a role in the real world and proves that mathematics is the driving force behind modern science.

Today, the mathematics of Joseph Fourier. It's thanks to his mathematical insight that you can hear Marcus on the radio and that Brian Eno can create sounds that have never been heard before.

Producer: Anna Buckley

From 2010.


WED 14:30 Betsy and Napoleon (m0007k2k)
Episode 3

1815, St Helena: Betsy spends all her time at Napoleon's side, to the irritation of the Count de Las Cases.

Betsy Balcombe was 13 when Napoleon Bonaparte came to live in her garden on St Helena. The two forged an extraordinary relationship.

Drawn from contemporary accounts, this drama by Julia Blackburn recreates the meeting of innocence and a great burden of experience.

Napoleon ... Alex Jennings
Betsy ... Michelle Tate
Balcombe ... Ian McNeice
Las Cases ... Rupert Wickham

Director: Mary Ward Lowery

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2005


WED 14:45 Book of the Week (b04p2gqk)
Forensics: The Anatomy of Crime

Crime Scene Investigation

Val explores the astonishing developments in Crime Scene Investigation through fingerprinting and DNA evidence.

Bestselling crime author Val McDermid is fascinated by forensic science - the secrets it can reveal and the way it has altered the processes of justice. She delves into medical archives including interviews with scientists, exploring as far back as the murder of Julius Ceasar and early recorded forensic science in 13th century China as well as famous modern cases.

Read by Val McDermid

Abridged by Sian Preece
Producer: Allegra McIlroy

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2014.


WED 15:00 Inspector Resnick (b043x39r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 Act Your Age (b00g47nm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


WED 16:30 The Attractive Young Rabbi (b007k3dm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


WED 17:00 The World As We Know It (b00fd7zl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 17:30 Gaby's Talking Pictures (m0007bwv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 18:00 Planet B (b00j1z95)
Series 1

Retreat

John and Medley arrive in a strange religious retreat. Is it a cult or can it offer real enlightenment?

Ten-part series about a mystery virtual world.

Written by Thomas Crowe.

John ...... Gunnar Cauthery
Medley ...... Lizzy Watts
Cerberus ...... Chris Pavlo
Lioba ...... Donnla Hughes

All other parts played by Robert Lonsdale, Janice Acquah, Jill Cardo, Stephen Critchlow, Manjeet Mann, Malcolm Tierney and Adjoa Andoh.

Director: Jessica Dromgoole

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in March 2009.


WED 18:30 That Reminds Me (b007jp9q)
Series 3

John Inman

Actor John Inman shares memories of his TV, stage and film career with an audience.

John recalls his early career in Rep and his love of playing dames in over 40 pantomimes. He also reveals behind-the-scenes tales playing Mr Humphries in the long-running classic BBC TV sitcom 'Are You Being Served?'.

Producer: Claire Jones

John Inman: Born: 28 June 1935. Died: 8 March 2007

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2001.


WED 19:00 The Diary of a Nobody (b01h7p9g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 Doctor at Large (b00b6z49)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 Book at Beachtime (b0121mlq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 Nightingale of the Nile (b00ny9y6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 Dr John Cooper Clarke: Complete Control (m0007k2h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 22:00 Gaby's Talking Pictures (m0007bwv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 The Future of Radio (b04dqf02)
Series 1

Good Vibrations

What is the future of radio? In a world of digital overload can the public be expected to just listen to something without any pictures? Is the radio era over? The Institute of Radiophonic Evolution (IRE), based in South Mimms, is working hard to give radio a bright future.

Their secret work is revealed in these programmes which draw on conference calls, voice notes and life-logs, to tell a compelling and strange story of the technological lengths to which the researchers will go to keep radio relevant.

Instead of just adding pictures, the lab is working on ways to transmit smells, vibrations, and 3D images, as well as a way of putting radio into listeners' very brains!

It sounds impossible, but the IRE boffins believe in making the impossible audible. And that's their motto.

Each week a jiffy bag of sound files arrives at BBC Radio 4. We listen to the contents to discover what backroom boffins Luke Mourne and Professor Trish Baldock (ably assisted by Shelley – on work experience) have been up to.

In this week's episode, Luke discovers that certain low frequencies add a whole new dimension to Book At Bedtime.

Cast:
Luke...................................William Beck
Trish...................................Emma Kilbey
Shelley...............................Lizzy Watts
Felix...................................David Brett
Bella /Lola..........................Joan Walker
Des Redmond.....................Ben Crowe
Peter Kent.........................Chris Stanton

Pianist: Mike Woolley

Written by Jerome Vincent and Stephen Dinsdale

Producer: David Blount
A Pier production for BBC Radio 4


WED 22:45 John Kearns (b05xh3nh)
Episode 4 - Day Off

John struggles to enjoy his fantasy day of doing nothing.

The last of four 14-minute vignettes in a 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.

Producer: Arnab Chanda

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2015.


WED 23:00 Boswell's Lives (b0741lv3)
Series 2

Boswell's Life of Muhammad Ali

Banned from boxing and in the wilderness, can Boswell help Muhammad Ali out of it and make The Greatest – Greatester?

Jon Canter’s sitcom sees James Boswell become a time-travelling biographer - doing for other celebrities what he did for Dr Johnson.

James Boswell ..... Miles Jupp
Muhammad Ali ..... Lenny Henry
Boxing Commentator ..... Ewan Bailey

Producer: Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2016.


WED 23:25 The Comedy Club Interviews (m0007sds)
Dom Joly 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 Dom Joly.


WED 23:30 The Mark Steel Revolution (b00fnnz6)
The Sexual Revolution

Radical comic Mark Steele presents a highly personal account of the sexual revolution.

A series of lectures on the theme of revolution, Mark examines some of the major historical forces at work during revolutions as well as holding up a mirror to our own age.

With Martin Hyder and Carla Mendonca.

Producer: Phil Clarke

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1998.



THURSDAY 15 AUGUST 2019

THU 00:00 Planet B (b00j1z95)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 That Reminds Me (b007jp9q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 Book at Beachtime (b0121mlq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 Nightingale of the Nile (b00ny9y6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b05xh3nf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:15 A Brief History of Mathematics (b00ss0l9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 Betsy and Napoleon (m0007k2k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:45 Book of the Week (b04p2gqk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 Inspector Resnick (b043x39r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 Act Your Age (b00g47nm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:30 The Attractive Young Rabbi (b007k3dm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 The World As We Know It (b00fd7zl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 Gaby's Talking Pictures (m0007bwv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 Book at Beachtime (b0121xgy)
Joanna Trollope - Daughters-in-Law

Episode 4

News of a suspected affair further rocks a cherished way of life.

Simmering tensions threaten the harmony of a close-knit family.

Joanna Trollope's bestseller read by Jane Whittenshaw

Abridged by Viv Beeby
Producer: Gemma Jenkins

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra and first broadcast in June 2011.


THU 06:30 South Africa Spits Back (b01rkxht)
Roger Law, the co-creator of Spitting Image, heads to Cape Town to meet South Africa's satirical puppets. What happens when he meets the rubber version of Nelson Mandela?

In a small studio under Table Mountain a dedicated group of puppeteers are keeping the satirical flame burning for South Africa. With rubber versions of their politicians. old and new, and the backing of one of the country's finest cartoonists Zapiro, they are making waves for the establishment. But how easy is this to do in a democracy that is so new? Comedy can be tricky in a country where race and politics are so highly sensitive.

Roger Law goes on set to talk to the writers and the performers of ZA News, South Africa's puppet show, as well as stand up comedians. He finds out what can - and can't be - said on air and on stage, and what really upsets the country's political elite. A portrait of South Africa through its evolving satirical scene, with a democracy only now finding that perhaps it can laugh at itself.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2013.


THU 07:00 Double Science (b012ymwf)
Moving House

Incompetent teachers Kenneth and Colin are going to have to find new abodes quick smart.

The turmoil continues at a Sixth Form College specialising in drama, after the arrival of new head Alison, determined to revitalise the science department.

Written by and starring Ben Willbond and Justin Edwards.

With Rebecca Front, Raza Jaffrey and Margaret Cabourn-Smith.

Producer: Adam Bromley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2008.


THU 07:30 Welcome to Wherever You Are (m0007cw6)
Series 2

Episode 4

Welcome To Wherever You Are is a truly global stand-up show, in which comedians perform from wherever on the planet they happen to be, via high quality phone lines and internet video, to a live audience in the BBC Radio Theatre at Broadcasting House, London.

This week’s show features the best in international stand-up from Argentina, Hungary and Slovenia. Eliana La Casa @elianalacasa
is the resident MC of Buenos Aires’ first English language stand-up night and performs for us from Radio Colmena in the heart of la gran capital. Ambrus Oroscz @AmbroseOrosz, the first Hungarian to perform stand-up at the Edinburgh festival dials in from Budapest with stories of politics and his favourite “uncle jokes”. Tin Vodopivec @tinvodopivec Skypes in from Radio Slovenia in Llubljana where he’s the biggest national stand-up having recently supported Eddie Izzard on his tour in the country.

The show is hosted by Andrew Maxwell, a multiple Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and a regular on The News Quiz, The Now Show, and who has presented his own Radio 4 series, Andrew Maxwell's Public Enemies.

Producer: Richard Morris
Production co-ordinator: Hayley Sterling
A BBC Studios Production


THU 08:00 Brothers in Law (b007k2pz)
Series 1

Special Damages

New barrister Roger Thursby reckons he's got an easy case, but has he?

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

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 July 1970.


THU 08:30 The Goon Show (b00kjh64)
The Silver Doubloons

Neddie Seagoon must plunder a sunken Spanish galleon. Stars Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe. From January 1960.


THU 09:00 The Motion Show (m0007kr4)
Series 5

Episode 3

From life beginning at 50 to banning windows.

Graeme Garden hosts the comedy debating show.

With Bernard Ingham, Hugh Dennis, Victoria Coren Mitchell and Arthur Smith.

Producer: Jane Berthoud

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2002.


THU 09:30 Richard Barton: General Practitioner! (b007582j)
Episode 4

Richard's flu is not getting any better. Old Dr Willoughby is called in, and it seems his fondness for whisky hasn't abated in retirement. A herbal remedy made from tree bark that Sally finds in a perfectly reputable health food shop has dramatic if unexpected results - the kind of results that require an immediate antidote. Can his father Dick Barton find the antidote in time?

Joss Ackland guest stars as Dr Willoughby

Richard Barton ...... Robert Bathurst
Old Dick Barton ...... Moray Watson
Jock ...... Iain Cuthbertson
Young Dick Barton ...... Julian Dutton
Sally Phillips ...... Matilda Ziegler

In 1946, Edward J Mason wrote the first episode of Dick Barton - Special Agent. The BBC Light Programme's hugely popular serial followed the adventures of the ex-Commando and his mates Jock Anderson and Snowy White. Despite facing a series of never-ending cliff-hangers at the hands of dastardly villains, our hero always triumphed. "With one bound Dick was free!".

Half a century later, Edward J's son Lol created Richard Barton, son of Dick, in an affectionate homage to one of BBC Radio's most enduring heroes.

Producer: Jo Clegg

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1998.


THU 10:00 The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries (b0084j7z)
A Man Lay Dead

When a murder takes place at a country-house party, it poses another baffling case for the glamorous Chief Detective Inspector Alleyn.

Dame Ngaio Marsh’s gentleman detective novel dramatised by Michael Bakewell.

Starring Jeremy Clyde as CDI Alleyn.

Nigel Bathgate ...... Nick Waring
Angela North ...... Molly Gaisford
Sir Hubert Hansley ...... Donald Sinden
Arthur Wilde ...... John Moffatt
Marjorie Wilde ...... Dorothy Tutin
Rosamund Grant ...... Susannah Corbett
Doctor ...... John Hartley
Charles Rankin ...... Derek Waring
Sgt Bunce ...... Stephen Thorne

Director: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2001.


THU 11:00 Elizabeth Bowen - Tears, Idle Tears (b08rzvx7)
"She was a gallant-looking woman, wearing white gloves and a dark blue toque put on exactly right - not the sort of woman you ought to see in the park with a great blubbering boy belonging to her."

Struggling with her seven-year-old son's crying, the widowed Mrs Dickinson gets unexpected help.

June Barrie reads Elizabeth Bowen’s short story.

Producer: Viv Beeby

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1992.


THU 11:15 Drama (b04l3lxr)
Moya O'Shea - Super Chief

As The Super Chief, the 'Train of the Stars', pulls out of Union Station, Los Angeles to begin its journey across America, Nathan, a Pullman Porter, is surprised to see his son, Benji, jump on board.

Written by Moya O'Shea.

Benji ....... Alex Lanipekun
Nathan ...... Steve Touissant
Munsden ...... Morgan Deare
Mr Drexyl ...... Steven Hartley
Mrs Parsons ...... Laurel Lefkow
Constance ....... Samantha Dakin
Fred Harvey ....... Damian Lynch

Director: Tracey Neale

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2014.


THU 12:00 Brothers in Law (b007k2pz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 The Goon Show (b00kjh64)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 Book at Beachtime (b0121xgy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 South Africa Spits Back (b01rkxht)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b05xhzh1)
Owen Sheers - I Saw a Man

Episode 9

Michael receives an unexpected letter. The Nelsons try to move on with their lives but Josh is becoming suspicious of Michael and his motives.

Owen Sheers' compelling story of the search for truth, the burden of secrets and the desire for redemption. It explores how our lives are interconnected, even in today's increasingly depersonalised, globalised world.

After the sudden loss of his wife, writer Michael Turner moves to London and develops a close friendship with the Nelsons, who live next door - Josh, Samantha and their two young daughters Lucy and Rachel. The family seem to represent everything Michael fears he may now never have: intimacy, children, stability and a family home. The new friendship at first seems to offer the prospect of healing, but then a catastrophic event changes everything.

Written by Owen Sheers
Abridged by Lauris Morgan-Griffiths
Read by Mark Bazeley

Producer: Mair Bosworth

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2015.


THU 14:15 A Brief History of Mathematics (b00ss0lc)
Evariste Galois

Marcus du Sautoy argues that mathematics is the driving force behind modern science: mathematics during the French Revolution.

This ten part history of mathematics from Newton to the present day, reveals the personalities behind the calculations: the passions and rivalries of mathematicians struggling to get their ideas heard. Professor Marcus du Sautoy shows how these masters of abstraction find a role in the real world and proves that mathematics is the driving force behind modern science.

Today how the mathematics of the French revolutionary, Evariste Galois, has proved invaluable to particle physicists working today.The mathematics that Galois began, over two hundred years ago, now absolutely describes the fundamental particles that make up our universe.

Producer: Anna Buckley

From 2010.


THU 14:30 Betsy and Napoleon (m0007kr6)
Episode 4

1815, St Helena: Napoleon contemplates his past and future. Can Betsy lighten his mood?

Betsy Balcombe was 13 when Napoleon Bonaparte came to live in her garden on St Helena. The two forged an extraordinary relationship.

Drawn from contemporary accounts, this drama by Julia Blackburn recreates the meeting of innocence and a great burden of experience.

Napoleon ... Alex Jennings
Betsy ... Michelle Tate
Balcombe ... Ian McNeice
Las Cases ... Rupert Wickham

Director: Mary Ward Lowery

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2005


THU 14:45 Book of the Week (b04p2gsf)
Forensics: The Anatomy of Crime

Episode 4 Digital Forensics

Val hears about the use of Anthropology, Facial Reconstruction and Digital Forensics in Crime Scene Investigations – from ‘The Sausage King of Chicago’ in 1897 to the investigation of contemporary war crimes.

Bestselling crime author Val McDermid is fascinated by forensic science - the secrets it can reveal and the way it has altered the processes of justice. She delves into medical archives including interviews with scientists, exploring as far back as the murder of Julius Ceasar and early recorded forensic science in 13th century China as well as famous modern cases.

Read by Val McDermid

Abridged by Sian Preece
Producer: Allegra McIlroy

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2014.


THU 15:00 The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries (b0084j7z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 The Motion Show (m0007kr4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


THU 16:30 Richard Barton: General Practitioner! (b007582j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


THU 17:00 Double Science (b012ymwf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 17:30 Welcome to Wherever You Are (m0007cw6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 18:00 Planet B (b00j250y)
Series 1

The Fast Track

Still stuck in a virtual world, it's John's last chance to save Lioba by navigating an escape path.

Ten-part series about a mystery virtual world.

Written by Paul May.

John ...... Gunnar Cauthery
Medley ...... Lizzy Watts
Cerberus ...... Chris Pavlo
Lioba ...... Donnla Hughes

All other parts played by Janice Acquah, Jill Cardo, Stephen Critchlow, Inam Mirza, Paul Rider and Adjoa Andoh.

Director: Jessica Dromgoole

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in March 2009.


THU 18:30 Great Lives (b0076xtw)
Series 9

Andrew Carnegie

Financial journalist Jeff Randall chooses businessman and philanthropist, Andrew Carnegie. With Matthew Parris. From 2006.


THU 19:00 Brothers in Law (b007k2pz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 The Goon Show (b00kjh64)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 Book at Beachtime (b0121xgy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 South Africa Spits Back (b01rkxht)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 Elizabeth Bowen - Tears, Idle Tears (b08rzvx7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


THU 21:15 Drama (b04l3lxr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


THU 22:00 Welcome to Wherever You Are (m0007cw6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 Mitch Benn's Crimes Against Music (b007jzvg)
Series 1

Fans

Fans... who needs them? Well, pop stars, if they want to be, well, pop stars...

Mitch Benn sets out on a musical journey through the showbiz glitz and backstage litter of pop music.

With Robert Ince, Alfie Joey, Tash Baylis and Kirsty Newton

Producer: Adam Bromley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2004.


THU 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (m0007sdv)
Dom Joly 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 Dom Joly.


THU 23:00 The Museum of Everything (b007k3wp)
Series 2

The Museum Reopens

Discover the fate of Badgerland as well as finding out about the life and work of Victorian author Thomas Queesley.

Feel free to wander around our many galleries and experience the history of everything.

Written and performed by Marcus Brigstocke, Danny Robins and Dan Tetsell.

With Lucy Montgomery.

Music by Dominic Haslam and Ben Walker.

Producer: Alex Walsh-Taylor

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2005.


THU 23:30 The In Crowd (b00slxxy)
Series 3

Episode 4

The coolest bag ladies in the world, swimwear solutions for dieters who haven't yet reached their target weight and Jonathan Tudge, who just can't help putting his foot in it.

Another advice-packed sketch show from Manchester's Comedy Store.

With Robin Ince, Helen Moon, Smug Roberts and Kate Ward.

Producer: Graham Frost

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2002.



FRIDAY 16 AUGUST 2019

FRI 00:00 Planet B (b00j250y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 Great Lives (b0076xtw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 Book at Beachtime (b0121xgy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 South Africa Spits Back (b01rkxht)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b05xhzh1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:15 A Brief History of Mathematics (b00ss0lc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 Betsy and Napoleon (m0007kr6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:45 Book of the Week (b04p2gsf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries (b0084j7z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 The Motion Show (m0007kr4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:30 Richard Barton: General Practitioner! (b007582j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 Double Science (b012ymwf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 Welcome to Wherever You Are (m0007cw6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 Book at Beachtime (b012216d)
Joanna Trollope - Daughters-in-Law

Episode 5

The truth about the suspected affair emerges and Rachel makes plans for the future.

Simmering tensions threaten the harmony of a close-knit family.

Joanna Trollope's bestseller concluded by Jane Whittenshaw

Abridged by Viv Beeby
Producer: Gemma Jenkins

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra and first broadcast in June 2011.


FRI 06:30 The Green Children of Woolpit (b00slvqh)
Sometime in the 12th-century two children appeared from a pit on the edge of a field in the Suffolk village of Woolpit.

They were coloured green and spoke a unknown language. They sickened until they were allowed to eat green beans. The boy died but the girl revived and grew up learning English, marrying a man from Kings Lynn, and speaking of the place she and her brother had come from.

Susannah Clapp and Richard Mabey investigate the story and its remarkable enduring appeal to villagers, visitors and a succession of folklorists and writers.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2010.


FRI 07:00 Secrets and Lattes (b062jsn9)
Series 2

Strictly Christmas

It may be nearing Christmas, but it's not all tidings of joy in Edinburgh's Cafe Culture.

Sibling cafe owners Trisha and Clare are being haunted by their ex-partners. Richard gets in touch with Trisha with some surprising news and Clare's almost ex-husband Struan is disconcertingly hovering around the city sticking his beak in.

Meanwhile, multi-talented new chef Callum continues to turn everybody's head with some unexpectedly fancy footwork.

An invitation to a ball sees the sisters and would-be chef Lizzie resembling characters from a well known fairy story but will anyone actually end up kissing their very own prince?

Series two of Hilary Lyon's caffeine-fuelled sitcom

Trisha ...... Hilary Maclean
Clare ...... Hilary Lyon
Lizzie ...... Pearl Appleby
Calum ...... Derek Riddell
Richard ...... Roger May
Struan ...... Stuart McQuarrie

Director: Marilyn Imrie

Producers: Gordon Kennedy and Moray Hunter

An Absolutely production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in July 2015.


FRI 07:30 Cooking in a Bedsitter (b083mrvf)
Series 1

Beef Olives

Beattie Edmondson and Nikesh Patel star in Sue Teddern's new comedy, set in a 1960s' bedsitter, inspired by Katharine Whitehorn's cookery classic. In this episode, Trisha embarks on bedsit life, determined to make it as a get-ahead girl-about-town.

Trisha.....Beattie Edmondson
Deepak.....Nikesh Patel
June.....Alison Belbin
Len.....John Bowler
Tony.....John Dougall
Katharine Whitehorn.....Karen Bartke

Directed by Emma Harding


FRI 08:00 The Burkiss Way (b00jr7fy)
Series 2

Get Off With Life The Burkiss Way

Thrills abound as the RAC do their version of 'Gone With the Wind'.

The Burkiss Way to Dynamic Living

Appearing for the prosecution and defence: Jo Kendall, Nigel Rees, Chris Emmett and Fred Harris.

From briefs prepared by Andrew Marshall and David Renwick.

Under the judicial eye of producer: Simon Brett.

Cult sketch show first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1977.


FRI 08:30 Steptoe and Son (b007k27m)
Series 5

The Desperate Hours

After news of a jailbreak at Wormwood Scrubs, Albert and Harold get some unwelcome visitors.

Starring Wilfrid Brambell as Albert and Harry H Corbett as Harold. With Leonard Rossiter as Johnny Spooner and Paddy Joyce as Frank Ferris.

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 eight series for TV.

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

Produced by Bobby Jaye

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 2 in May 1974.


FRI 09:00 Who Goes There? (b00766w1)
Series 6

Episode 1

Martin Young's famous people quiz. With Francis Wheen, Fred Housego, Lynne Truss and Anthony Holden. From October 2002.


FRI 09:30 Mr Finchley Goes to Paris (b007k087)
Episode 5

Back in London, Robert gets into trouble and the solicitor's clerk receives an unlikely visitor.

Starring Richard Griffiths as shy solicitor's clerk, Edgar Finchley.

Robert Gillespie ...... James Cohen
Mrs Crantell ...... Anna Cropper
Marie Peters ...... Serena Evans
Mr Barker ...... John Bird

Narrated by James Villiers.

Written by Victor Canning and adapted for radio by Andy and Eric Merriman.

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in June 1994.


FRI 10:00 Saturday Drama (b007t4zn)
John Fletcher - The Shocking Tale of Margaret Seddon

Frederick and Margaret Seddon take wealthy Mrs Barrow into their Islington home as a lodger. During the scorching summer of 1911, Mrs Barrow dies, leaving all her money to Fred, but suspicions are aroused.

Was her death caused by the heatwave, or the 'English Cholera' - or could arsenic-laced fly papers have something to do with it?

John Fletcher's Edwardian murder story is based on real events.

Margaret Seddon ...... Lynne Seymour
Fred Seddon ...... Bertie Carvel
Miss Barrow ...... Annette Badland
Hook/Attorney General Isaacs ...... Dick Bradnum
Benny/Vicar ...... Brendan Charleson
Dr Sworn/Hangman ...... Dorien Thomas
Maggie ...... Anwen Carlisle
Ada ...... Isabel Lewis

Director: Kate McAll

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1997.


FRI 11:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m0007ldg)
How to Start a Podcast - with Renay Richardson

Amanda Litherland and Renay Richardson share tips on starting and developing a podcast


FRI 12:00 The Burkiss Way (b00jr7fy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 Steptoe and Son (b007k27m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 Book at Beachtime (b012216d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 The Green Children of Woolpit (b00slvqh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b05xqg4t)
Owen Sheers - I Saw a Man

Episode 10

Josh doubts Michael's version of events and tries to find evidence against him. But can he reveal the truth without exposing his own shame?

Owen Sheers' compelling story of the search for truth, the burden of secrets and the desire for redemption. It explores how our lives are interconnected, even in today's increasingly depersonalised, globalised world.

After the sudden loss of his wife, writer Michael Turner moves to London and develops a close friendship with the Nelsons, who live next door - Josh, Samantha and their two young daughters Lucy and Rachel. The family seem to represent everything Michael fears he may now never have: intimacy, children, stability and a family home. The new friendship at first seems to offer the prospect of healing, but then a catastrophic event changes everything.

Written by Owen Sheers
Abridged by Lauris Morgan-Griffiths
Concluded by Mark Bazeley

Producer: Mair Bosworth

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2015.


FRI 14:15 A Brief History of Mathematics (b00ss0lf)
Carl Friedrich Gauss

Marcus du Sautoy argues that mathematics is the driving force behind modern science: German mathematician, Carl Friedrich Gaus.

This ten part history of mathematics from Newton to the present day, reveals the personalities behind the calculations: the passions and rivalries of mathematicians struggling to get their ideas heard. Professor Marcus du Sautoy shows how these masters of abstraction find a role in the real world and proves that mathematics is the driving force behind modern science.

It was the German scientist and mathematician, Carl Friedrich Gauss, who said mathematics was the Queen of Science. One of his many mathematical breakthroughs, the Gaussian or normal distribution, is the lifeblood of statistics. It underpins modern medicine and is a valuable tool in the fight against prejudice.

Producer: Anna Buckley

From 2010.


FRI 14:30 Betsy and Napoleon (m0007l5v)
Episode 5

How will Betsy fair when Napoleon has to leave the Balcombe’s Pavilion?

Betsy Balcombe was 13 when Napoleon Bonaparte came to live in her garden on St Helena. The two forged an extraordinary relationship.

Drawn from contemporary accounts, this drama by Julia Blackburn recreates the meeting of innocence and a great burden of experience.

Napoleon ... Alex Jennings
Betsy ... Michelle Tate
Balcombe ... Ian McNeice
Las Cases ... Rupert Wickham

Director: Mary Ward Lowery

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2005


FRI 14:45 Book of the Week (b04p2gvb)
Forensics: The Anatomy of Crime

Episode 5 Fiction Connection

Val reveals her personal interest in forensic science and how her research connects with her fiction.

Bestselling crime author Val McDermid is fascinated by forensic science - the secrets it can reveal and the way it has altered the processes of justice. She delves into medical archives including interviews with scientists, exploring as far back as the murder of Julius Ceasar and early recorded forensic science in 13th century China as well as famous modern cases.

Read by Val McDermid

Abridged by Sian Preece
Producer: Allegra McIlroy

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2014.


FRI 15:00 Saturday Drama (b007t4zn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 Who Goes There? (b00766w1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


FRI 16:30 Mr Finchley Goes to Paris (b007k087)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


FRI 17:00 Secrets and Lattes (b062jsn9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 17:30 Cooking in a Bedsitter (b083mrvf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 18:00 Planet B (b00j2j7k)
Series 1

Death's Door

John and Lioba aim to meet in the real world, but can they really escape their virtual reality?

Ten-part series about a mystery virtual world.

Written by Matthew Broughton.

John ...... Gunnar Cauthery
Medley ...... Lizzy Watts
Cerberus ...... Chris Pavlo
Lioba ...... Donnla Hughes

All other parts played by Janice Acquah, Jill Cardo, Stephen Critchlow,Paul Rider, Manjeet Mann, Matthew Broughton and Adjoa Andoh.

Director: Jessica Dromgoole

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in March 2009.


FRI 18:30 Off the Page (b0076kh3)
The Great British Public

Matthew Parris welcomes Giles Coren, Terence Blacker and Julia Darling to discuss how they feel about the public.

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.


FRI 19:00 The Burkiss Way (b00jr7fy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 Steptoe and Son (b007k27m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 Book at Beachtime (b012216d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 The Green Children of Woolpit (b00slvqh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m0007ldg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 22:00 Cooking in a Bedsitter (b083mrvf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 4 Extra Stands Up (m0007nny)
At the Fringe 2019

Episode 1

A huge night of comedy from the Edinburgh Fringe 2019. Household names and the hottest rising stars stand shoulder-to-shoulder in front of a late night sold out audience.

For the sixth year, 4 Extra Stands Up at the Fringe is one of the most anticipated shows at the Fringe by the audience and comedians alike. The diverse line-up will surprise, excite and maybe even shock you, giving a taste of the melting pot of the Fringe.

A Dabster product for BBC Radio 4 Extra


FRI 23:30 Elvis McGonagall Takes a Look on the Bright Side (b068xjts)
Series 2

The State of the Arts

Elvis is struggling to make ends meet and his dog Trouble likes meat. To add insult to injury everybody wants a struggling poet to work for free these days. Should he compromise himself artistically? Would anybody notice? Or should he diversify? Even if it means working for local wheeler dealer Mr. Szczypkowsky?

Elvis McGonagall's daft comic world of poems, mad sketches, satire and facetious remarks broadcast from his home in the Graceland Caravan Park just outside Dundee.

Elvis MacGonagall ...... Richard Smith
Narrator ...... Clarke Peters
Susan ...... Susan Morrison
Dexter Clarke ...... Roger Lloyd Thompson

With Lewis MacLeod and Gabriel Quigley.

Written by Elvis McGonagall with Helen Braunholtz-Smith and Frank Stirling.

Director: Frank Stirling

A Unique Broadcasting production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in September 2015.


FRI 23:45 The Celebrity Voicemail Show (b06fnh5p)
Series 1

Katie Hopkins

Kayvan Novak imagines what it might be like to hear the answerphone messages of the rich and famous.

This time, we listen into the voicemail of controversial media personality, Katie Hopkins.

An entirely fictitious comedy show written, improvised and starring Kayvan Novak.

Producer: Matt Stronge

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2015.




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

4 Extra Stands Up 22:30 FRI (m0007nny)

A Brief History of Mathematics 14:15 MON (b00sr3fm)

A Brief History of Mathematics 02:15 TUE (b00sr3fm)

A Brief History of Mathematics 14:15 TUE (b00ss0lk)

A Brief History of Mathematics 02:15 WED (b00ss0lk)

A Brief History of Mathematics 14:15 WED (b00ss0l9)

A Brief History of Mathematics 02:15 THU (b00ss0l9)

A Brief History of Mathematics 14:15 THU (b00ss0lc)

A Brief History of Mathematics 02:15 FRI (b00ss0lc)

A Brief History of Mathematics 14:15 FRI (b00ss0lf)

A Good Read 18:30 MON (b00cm9l7)

A Good Read 00:30 TUE (b00cm9l7)

A Very Private Man 08:00 MON (b09jl1cv)

A Very Private Man 12:00 MON (b09jl1cv)

A Very Private Man 19:00 MON (b09jl1cv)

A Woman of Firsts (Omnibus) 09:00 SUN (m0007kcc)

A Woman of Firsts (Omnibus) 20:00 SUN (m0007kcc)

Act Your Age 09:00 WED (b00g47nm)

Act Your Age 16:00 WED (b00g47nm)

Act Your Age 04:00 THU (b00g47nm)

Aldous Huxley - Brave New World 18:00 SAT (m0007k3h)

Aldous Huxley - Brave New World 00:00 SUN (m0007k3h)

Andy Hamilton Sort of Remembers 07:30 TUE (m0007bd8)

Andy Hamilton Sort of Remembers 17:30 TUE (m0007bd8)

Andy Hamilton Sort of Remembers 22:00 TUE (m0007bd8)

Andy Hamilton Sort of Remembers 05:30 WED (m0007bd8)

Beryl Reid in Conversation 15:45 SUN (m0007kch)

Beryl Reid in Conversation 03:45 MON (m0007kch)

Best Behaviour 16:00 TUE (b05xhyrk)

Best Behaviour 04:00 WED (b05xhyrk)

Betsy and Napoleon 14:30 MON (m0007kml)

Betsy and Napoleon 02:30 TUE (m0007kml)

Betsy and Napoleon 14:30 TUE (m0007klr)

Betsy and Napoleon 02:30 WED (m0007klr)

Betsy and Napoleon 14:30 WED (m0007k2k)

Betsy and Napoleon 02:30 THU (m0007k2k)

Betsy and Napoleon 14:30 THU (m0007kr6)

Betsy and Napoleon 02:30 FRI (m0007kr6)

Betsy and Napoleon 14:30 FRI (m0007l5v)

Beyond Our Ken 08:30 TUE (m0007klm)

Beyond Our Ken 12:30 TUE (m0007klm)

Beyond Our Ken 19:30 TUE (m0007klm)

Book at Beachtime 01:00 SAT (b01kv7wq)

Book at Beachtime 06:00 MON (b01214tr)

Book at Beachtime 13:00 MON (b01214tr)

Book at Beachtime 20:00 MON (b01214tr)

Book at Beachtime 01:00 TUE (b01214tr)

Book at Beachtime 06:00 TUE (b0121lhf)

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